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100 years, transitions

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to hold

a •"f^FolA

filtered throuj^h

spanning

campus.

possihle merger with the University ot Missouri system

prompted town

hall meetings

and online

While

surveys for faculty and students.

some focused on the

positives of such a

Northwest

transition in

history, others

were adamant that Northwest maintain

and

ideiitity

its

traditions.

However,

standards remained intact.

With two

Misst)uri Quality

helt, represeiitatives

Northwest

for

Awards under the

from the Malcolm Baldrige Award chose

one of two statewide

An anonymous

university's

gift

site visits in

October.

surpassed the uni\-ersity 'Campaign for

Northwest' goals of '$21million tor the 21st Century' with <j;itt

of

$10 million

ot only

two public

for scholarships securing

Northwest

universities in Missouri to receive

as

a

one

an eight-

figure gift.

Missouri residents taking online courses receix'cd a tuition

break o\ $117, while out-of-state online students maintained

While only

the same tuition rates.

in-state online tuition rates

were dropped, both groups received a $30 delivery fee

tacked onto tuition.

The Board passed

Regents

ot

academic

ail

dishonesty policy re\'ision in June allowing protessiirs to take part in student

punishment.

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the

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throughout the

name

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playing replays

fields.

Bearcat tans cheered while watching instant

on the 10x15

foot

JumhoTron.

new

In addition to the

scoreboard, the westside grandstands were rebuilt and suites

were added

$15 million stadium renovation.

as part of a

While innovations improved the campus, some traditions were

lit

face

let go.

Suite-style residence halls replaced the

Tundra, prior

Freshman

home

to

dances during

Advantage

Week and

Ultimate Frisbee on sunny afternoons. Transitions filtered through

KNIM changed

97.1

of the '70s, '80s

and

their station format

'90s. In

addition to

town

as

from oldies to music

new

music, a

fall

ground

breaking took place in preparation for an Applebee's restaurant

on the south end of Main

Street.

Debate rose throughout the community regarding a smoking

ban put into

June 10 by the Mar^'ville City Council.

effect

The ordinance marked

the end of a battle that began in 1998

by the Smoke-Free Maryville Coalition.

As the smoke began

to clear regarding

Freedom," soldiers were

home

returned

to

Iraqi

being deployed while others

still

some opposition regarding the United

involvement

initial

"Operation

States

in Iraq,

whether or not the

,ind

was

country

harborini;

weapons of mass destructiim. By December we

still

didn't

know whether merger

legislation

would go forward.

We

continued with the traditions that made Ni^rthwest special

•md the transitions '

,

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"IhAv, .:.Ju-

The

ist'

what

lay ahead.

Mu .Alpha Sinfonia lunges toward the audience during the Homecoming Variety

won

the hi>:hlv competitive skit competition tor 'Mardi Gras Charlie Brown.' fAoto

Tandace Lureman dances during

D>e •

Jitionally the :

Phi

tratemitv

of

ver. (Jioio (n

the freshmen dance party held Advantage

dance was held on the Tundia hut due to construction the dance moved

Wiki Dyt •

Week.

to the Bell

With teammates Sharon Rhixies and Angela Rudolph close hehind her.

un captain Alyssa Berwick lead the group to win a Missouri Academy tug-of-war tournament. "They ike us get

wick

said.

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while students prepared themselves to venture

ii

their future.

New

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Ca

Bearcat

Soc

vvitlicHit

Securitv nunihers and added features were issued the

fall.

fix^tball

Students swiped the

new

cards for tickets

games, groceries at the Cellar and cash

ATM machines on and off campus due to an affiliati between USBank and Northwest. Plans to renovate the Bell

gathering place and symbol

announced The

in

Tcnver, a frequent

^^

of student

life,

wi

mid-

uni\'ersity's seal

remoxed and replaced that

would CL^nnect the four

the plaza and enable handicap

access to the

Tow

A few residence hall rooms also received a faceas

residents

competed

in a

^Ve vt^tji^ e 4

spin-off of the popular television

show

'Tradi

Spaces.' Residential Life held the third annual E

Dorm

contest in hopes of providing students witl

more home-like atmosphere. Bearcat tans cheer

jt

ArrowheaJ Stadium

after the football

team blocks

a field goal that

would

rut Pittsburgh State in die lead at the end of the fourth quarter. Northwest beat the Gorillas 20-19 1

til

Football Classic

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heat, everything

went fabulous.

of patetits and Cat

loft

It

proved that with planning, coordinating, and preparation that things don't have to turn into a

nightmare.

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with her father Keith

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MOVE IN DAY

Crew

rovicCes smooth moves Temperatures scorching. Cat Crew

move

volunteers

V

100s of students. by Kara Swink

parents inched their way into campus

For freshmen .Ashley Nelson the ti\c Cat Crewmembers who had her things unloaded in five minutes made a huge

around 7:30 a.m.

impression on her.

ehicles were backed

up on Centennial

Drive as freshmen students and their

It

was

officially

move-in

day,

and

"1 liked this

cheap move," Nelson might just lot.

helped a

everyone tried to get unloaded

said, "it really

possessions and lofts constructed before

have to volunteer next

the mercury hit triple digits.

By 4 o'clock, Cat Crew volunteers were addicted to water; trying to flush the taste of salt from their mouth, but

Mercury rose to 105 degrees by a.m.

The

11

university had not seen an

opening day

as stifling since 1970.

The heat, however, didn't stop 167 Cat Crew volunteers move more

1

year."

they didn't stop. Volunteers kept working throughout the day even when sweat ran

down

their face constantly,

,000 freshmen into residential

but their hard was noticed by parents

"Even with the heat, everything went

and students. Jerry Zevecke, who moved his daughter into Dieterich, said the

than

1

halls.

fabulous," Assistant Residential Lite

Coordinator Matt Baker

said. "It

proved

that with planning, coordinating

and

preparation that things don't have to turn into a nightmare."

On

average,

minutes

it

took

less

for volunteers to

than 10

unload

a

volunteers were a great addition to the day.

"Today

really

helped out the parents

and students," he said. "You can tell the college really made an effort to head this up."

temperatures deceased and

cram everything into an oversized laundry cart and have

vehicles cleared Centennial Drive,

students realize they ignored the advice

freshmen students kept unpacking

about diirms

belongings while starting their college

vehicle,

given

at orientation

having limited space.

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Campus Convenience

Bank on

View

features

Alterations simplify student

by

life

on campus.

Megan Heuer

hanges occurred on campus to accommodate the student bodies constantly shifting needs.

The Bearcat Cards donned

a

new

look and

new

uses during the

2003-2004

year.

Sophomore Christine Brown said the added little pictures on the new design show all the uses the new cards had. "It's more professional looking," Brown said. The Bearcat Card design changed to accommodate its new features. USBank worked with the university

to allow students to attach their savings or checking

The

accounts to their Bearcat Cards.

Cards

in

ATM

machines on and

off

money

Parents addressed the issue of activated the plan with

than

USBank

on campus and the university A little more the new feature. Student ID numbers replace access

after they research the project.

,000 students signed up tor

1

Social Security numbers as the

feature allowed students to use Bearcat

campus.

first

change.

Bearcat Cards were also usable at sporting events for student admission.

Mew machines were used The Due

to swipe the card

university changed

and then tickets were administered.

more than the look of the student ID

to construction, the Cellar

card.

Grocery Store moved to the Student Union.

traffic due to the move. do notice that the Union's a lot more crowded since people are going in and out," senior Katy McLain said. Some students appreciated the move to the Union but said it did have its

Students noticed a difference in "I

disadvantages. gie

Cole shops

in the Cellar located in

the Union.

the Conference Center before construction began in

center was gutted, phuw by Theri ^a

the

The Cellar was

fall

and the

"It's

located in

interior of the

to the

Chi. 'dim

is

more convenient to have the Cellar Union more often," Brown said. "But,

I

\n the

Union because people go

don't like

it

because the selection

smaller."

The

university also added a

new campus

A

2002 graduate, Molly

loss,

weight gain or eating

dietician.

Driftmire grew up in Clarinda, Iowa. Driftmire said she helped with nutrition, weight habits.

"My services are free to students, so if they want to make an appointment me all they have to do is call," Driftmire said. The university continued to connect students to campus as they adjusted

with

to several hints of change.

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Spice up to

Comfort Students to

make

use of opportunity

change living quarters

free

of cost,

by Brent Burklund TV show De-Dorm attempted residence hall rooms a more

day before to save time and

to give

allowed more helpers. While she had trouble meeting deadline, Galbraith

teams of two

their friends' space a unique look.

the shelves to stay within the $75

surprise.

Sponsor Diana Royer said. them an idea to make nicer, since the rooms are so plain

leave any permanent marks on

the

lo.:>k

of the loom. p^oro

K \Uke

D^e

Abby Galbraith, Franken resident, for

the

Hail

welcomed the opportunity

change.

"1

think that a

room

"And

like

it

lot

of students leave

is,"

way

Galbraith

said.

have friends create that homelike atmosphere they never took the time to do." Galbraith ran into a problem while painting Japanese characters on a loft that didn't fit in teammate Crystal Benton's room. To make use of the painted side panels, she propped them behind the bed. According to Galbraith, the day would have run smoother if

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^

this

is

a

budget.

anxious to see

"We're trying to stay real

furniture or fixtures. Participant thing

on

".And this gives

stipulation: decorations could not

hung up flowers and other items to finish

a few items back

RHA

Participants started their day with

Amanda Hays completes one more

Wilmes put

Benson and Wilmes were how their room turned out but stayed away not to ruin the

$75 stipend and a trip to buy supplies at Wal-Mart. The only

later

Unlike Galbraith, Benton's teammate Cassie

a

ivy,

she only spent $64-

residence hall roommates to give

to begin with."

while participating in Residence Hall Association's

RHA

found the stipend of $75 adequate;

It

TV with

if

The Residence Hall Association sponsored the third annual De-Dorm

"We're trying to push the idea of

list

to

comfortable atmosphere.

residence halls instead of dorms,"

De-Dorm ctmtest. Hays

Wal-Mart the

participants

"Trading Spaces,"

contest, allowing three

Framing a on het to-du

went

spin-ott ot the popular

to

as close to the

"Trading Spaces" as possible so

(Abby) can't

really

know what

we're

doing," Benton said.

For Galbraith's room they set a "Hawaii meets Las Vegas" theme. A purple cloth canopy and decorative lights setback Benton and Wilmes.

Time ticked; both rushed to meet the 6 p.m. deadline. Exceeding the deadline by half an hour, Benton and Wilmes left out the decorative lights. A total of 10 students in six residence hall rooms participated in De-Dorm, headed by RHA member Jodie Hit:. The $75 stipend was funded by RHA who also promoted the involvement of students to create a comfortable living environment. "1

like

though

it

doing this program, even work and tons

takes tons of

of planning, "said Jodie Hitz. "Because at the

end of the day

it

is

all

worth


I

think this

is

a great

opportunity and it is

is

I

think

a lot of fun because

Hke having

and putting

it

a

it

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to real

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life.

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With

the

new

dorms being constructed, coiutruction workers

spend hours laying the foundation. Board of Regents member J, K>liii~'n c.iIIcJ the Ji-cisiim to K'gin construction "nccessar\ for us to

Construction on Centennial Drive will

is

thi-

i,.

a

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located

on

projected to be tinished in August 2004. Students

be able to move in for the

fall

2004

trimester, pdow fry ThaesaChiotLm

University constniction workers assemble wood

for the

new

dorms that will be available for use fall 2004. Vice President of Student Affairs Kent Porterfield referred to the project as "a big undertaking." pholo by Theresa Chtodmi

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Ne\A/ look

add.5 Options

Construction brings forth

new

looks on

campus through

renovations and apartments.

by Michelle Stacy campus senior

riving through

\d

her

first

days on campus and

year,

how

it

she remembered

changed

in three

Ritzman

was excited

new

housing.

now from my freshman year," senior Julie Rit:man said. "Until this year, we mainly just saw new- parking lots or roads, but the new buildmgs

the dorms, but

and the stadium

have an off-campus

"It's

much

different

are a big

change

for

CH'er the summer, crews w-orked

Northwest."

on residential

living

Phase one of

and Franken

hall,

suites in the area

between

known as the Tundra. Many

upperclassmen were sad to see the Tundra go.

"When the high days,"

1

rises

Ritzman

said. "It

Week

from Advantage

1

was also where different events

activities

normally held in the Tundra

Designed

for

juniors, the suites,

located in the Tundra, were designed to house up to

two bedrooms, one room. Each floor would shares

four people a piece, and include

bathroom and a

living

a laundry room, kitchen, study room, meeting

and lounge. Once completed, the

suites

room

would house

around 360 beds.

Phillips Halls

had

Other construction went on throughout the school year.

A

new commuter parking

construction

lot

site

blocked the road behind the armory and Mary Linn

The blocked road

left

parking

next to College Park temporarily closed.

construction

.Although

for class

temporary

caused

inconveniences for students, the new

lot

gave students

and closer parking to

Rickenbrode Stadium.

The parking

lot,

howe\er, was not the only new-

addition to the stadium.

sophomores and

and

parking cut due to construction.

moved

to the Bell Tower.

still

with an on-campus

Construction caused some inconveniences for

more parking

were held."

However, because of the construction, Ad\antage

Week

feel

advantage."

Perfomiing Arts Center.

remember people from playing football in the Tundra on nice

was a freshman

didn't like

I

these apartments give students a

new- option," Ritzman said. "Upperclassmen can

began during the summer months.

Phase one included building Phillips

improve

because

live off-campus,

now

students. Residents of Franken

a four-phase process to

residential living

chose to

"I

complexes, improved roads and finished renovating

Rickenbrode Stadium.

younger students

for

even though she would graduate before the completion of the

short years.

said she

The campus saw another

major change with the completion of the Rickenbrode renovations.

remember as a freshman the excitement of going first Bearcat football game, and it was just as exciting to go to the first game in the new stadium," "I

to

my

Ritzman

said.

The renovated stadium

included a

new

press box,

Another part of phase one included new university apartments built on Centennial Drive. The apartments, designed to house around 200 juniors and seniors, would each have four private bedrooms and two bathrooms. Each apartment would have a kitchen, living room and washer and dryer. Until completion of the new apartments and suites. South Complex gave students the closest thing to

more seating, suites and the Cat Vision scoreboard. "The new Cat Vision pumps up the crowds even more than at old games," Ritzman said. Over a few years time, students w atched the universir^change before their eyes w ith new roads and buildings. "Although it's different from the way I remember

apartment-style residential housing.

for students in the future,"

when

I

came

in as a freshman. "It

is still

so exciting

because of all the new- traditions the changes will bring

Ritzman

said.

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COMING HOME

Witnesses

of the

Iraq

in

new ones form on the battlefield

Fraternity brotherhood remains strong while

Amber

by now

All the decades of deceit and cruelty have

€€

Saddam Hussein, and Their refusal to do so a

his sons,

reached an end.

must leave Iraq within 48 hours.

will result in nulitary conflict,

commenced

at

the

W. Bush announced the ultimatum to the world

& Betsy Lee

'USA, USA, USA'." made the Middle East much easier to

kids running up screaming

little

Times

time of our choosing." President George

Brazil

"They don't see the tears in the Iraqis' eyes when we deliver them food, water and so on," Weixeldorfer said. "They don't see like these

And

Weixeldorfer.

bare tor

seeing a familiar face did not hurt either, as he

2003 a day when most students were celebrating St. Day and enjoying spring break. However, bikinis and partying became the farthest thing from the minds oi three

reunited with Hargreaves during the

Patrick's

Hargreaves spent March through August overseas with the Missouri Air National Guard two months in Saudi Arabia and

university students.

four in Qatar.

March

Two Iraq.

17,

hours after the promised deadline. Bush declared war on

A

four-minute speech forever changed the lives oi Fred

Weixeldorfer,

While

Alan Hargreaves and Stephen

Iraqi

Freedom. Weixeldorfer

bond as they left for

to serve in

left

Army

would be stationed

Hargreaves gathered treats of candy, beef jerky and cookies to

said. "It

was

go through what we did.

I

terrible still

can't believe

Weixeldorfer remained overseas as the

2004

.school year

providing aide to

came and went. His Iraqis.

good

watching those

Weixeldorfer

first

it

men that day," men and myself

this

me

it

whole

to Eat the

to this day."

whole time and had not had

was one of the most important days that

conflict," Hargreaves said. "1

their eyes, of

what seemed

watched

we had brought

1

had during

as fellow

Army

Fred, with tears in

to be a bountiful feast.

Unless a person

has lived through such horrific conditions, they'll probably never

know how

blessed

we

are as Americans."

Every time Hargreaves and his

trimester of the 2003-

St. Joseph,

Mo., aircrew flew into

came with

Iraq,

they would bring boxes of fruit and such to hand off to troops

most Americans did not

from

all

biggest reward

felt

Weixeldorfer and his fellow troops had

been eating Meals Ready real food in months.

troops picked through the boxes

the 3rd Infantry Division after entering Baghdad, Iraq. (Infantry- Division) lost a lot of

He knew

take with him.

"To

Weixeldorfer said he experienced the hardest day April 14 with

"The 3rd

served on flights going into and out of Iraq as a

Hargreaves rode the next plane his crew flew toward Balud to

overseas.

Weixeldorfer

He

crew chief mechanic. Once finding the location of Weixeldorfer,

Chi

Operation

training with the U.S.

Jan. 16, 2003. Declaration day confirmed he

in Balud, Iraq.

surprise his fraternity brother.

Terry.

a fraternity in itself created a kinship, the Delta

brothers formed an additional

summer

military branches.

"It takes a

understand the benefits of troops being there.

combination of everyone's

accomplish mission objectives," Hargreaves the worst place in

America

is

efforts in order to

said. "1

guarantee that

better than the best place over there."

In preparation for the trying elements, the U.S. military

homeland in

efforts as well. Terry, a third fraternity brother

peacekeeping missions, trained U.S. troops

through

May

Stationed

for Iraq

January

2005. at Fort Bragg,

N.C., Terry instructed soldiers in the

Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations

did not send

made

and veteran

him

to tight the

from a yearlong stay

in

Commands. The army

war in Iraq because he had

just returned

Kosovo.

Terry prepared soldiers for combat, showed

them how

to survive

and taught humanitarian assistance. "The biggest job in Iraq right now is winning the hearts and minds of the Iraqi people," Terry said. "It's not about the guns." Though he did the training that sent American soldiers such as in the desert terrain

Weixeldorfer to the Middle East, Terry believed the job of rebuilding Iraq

and winning over the

citizens should

not have been

left to

the

United States alone. "It's

Alan Hargreaves

surprises FreJ WeLxeldnrlcr. mjiuhkJ in BjIuJ, Iraq, with a visit from A[ Udeid, Qatar. Leaving behind their hves at Northwest, Delta Chi fraternity brothers Hargreaves and Weixeldorfer fought in Operation Iraqi Freedom, photo s\ibmiiied In ALin H,.TeTMvf<

said.

time to bring our boys home, step back and withdraw," Terry

"We

should

need to make there again."

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let

other countries get involved, and

and the United Nations do it

let

NATO

their job of rebuilding the country.

better than

it

They

was so we don't have to go back over


Preparing soldiers for r.irt

.

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thuiv

battle

and teaching humanitarian

assistance,

the U.S^ Army's Civil Affairs and Psyctmlogical Operation

'One thinM you iuhniiwd fn

can't teach Su'p/it'ii

is

how

Stephen Terry

Commands Division.

to deal with the death of a fellow soldiei," Terry said.

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Unless a person has lived through such horrific conditions, they'll probably never

know how blessed we

are as Americans.

Alan

Hargreaves I

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Appreciate the

Start of

Sisterhood

Many experience joys and pain of the sorority pledging process during

Fall

Rush

2003.

by Jessica Schmidt ies

and

came together in with crossed fingers and

activities

Women

open Bid Day invitations to see which

Forty

Gamma Chi

For the past two years, Sigma Kappa

tk started with Sororit\- Tea in the

"I

m formal

said.

recruimnent performed a song and dance for the potential pledges. Sororit^' presidents spoke to sororiry- life

as

had to

them about what

offer.

member Jill Awtry

Gamma Chi.

"My sophomore year, went through

it

I

member, and

for the last

two years

I

as

went through

Amanda Granger said. The next evening, the women met

sorority they

freshmen

in the

Union

Ballroom to have their picture taken and questions

When Friday approached, the potential pledges assigned to Gamma Chi groups to attend the first

addressed.

recniitment parties.

Gamma by staying

you get to see the

real person."

Chi's were not allowed to reveal

belonged to and had to seclude themselves

in a local hotel for the duration of recruitment

on the

five sororities

first

who

feel that

and then

girls,

impression."

first

drop day, sororities dealt

"1

for

Granger said. "You go

didn't expect to get dropped,"

into

with the mindset that you

it

will

be dropping the

not that they will be dropping you.

me to deal with the rejection.

But

it

It

didn't

was hard

change

my

perception overall about the Greek system here at Northwest."

Granger had the option

continuing on with

of

recruitment but chose to back out because she did not

recruitment the second day of parties. Sororities and

believe she could see herself as a

p<itential pledges had to drop

sorority.

one another Saturday night.

"You

Granger the unexpected.

week. Potential pledges realized the seriousness of

chixising

The dropping process hit pledges the hardest. Dropped by

sorority,

which

is

said.

you don't get enough time to know the

I

1

girls better,

Sigma Kappa Sherry Bowen

to drop,"

Aw tr>-

an active

recmitment as a Gamma Chi. CH'erall, like being a Gamma Chi better, because feel you really get to know the

think the worst part of recruitment

"I

you have to make a decision based on a

got to experience both sides of recruitment,"

"The Sorority Tea helped clarify some things tor me, to what the sororities here on campus do and such,"

were

and three alternates from

different sororities participated in the recruitment process.

chose to be a

^Sororities participating

leaders,

member of the remaining

For those that sur\'ived, the final and most formal party

week happened Monday

of recruitment

potential pledges attended

night. After

one or two preference

parties,

rhey had to decide which sorority they wanted to pledge.

my favorite night because it my decision and made me feel closer to the girls,"

"Preference Night was .

iftimied

.\lpha Sigma

Alpha pledge Emily Andrews

Bid Day concluded recruitment week.

said.

The women

gathered in the union ballroom to await their invitations.

Mu

For Phi

pledge, Maria

Mendez, Bid Day was her

favorite part of the week. "It

was

Phi Mu,"

saw that

really

nerve-racking because

Mendez

it

said.

was a Phi

"When

Mu

ran outside and hugged

1

invitation

girls

that

1

knew wanted 1

opened my

1

1

letter

and

started crying

and

had ne\er talked to

before."

On Bid Day outside the union anxious sororities stood waiting with banners, signs, T-shirts,

gifts

and

silly string.

new pledges were allowed to and meet their new sisters. Gamma Chi's,

After opening invitations,

run outside

anticipating their release,

pounded on the windows and

waved. After all the pledges were announced, the Gamma

Chi

leaders were finally "freed"

Msters

and allowed

to start

making new

friends

and memories.

Although Granger and others a bid, there

Desiree Campbell and Li: Vamon rela.\ alter welcomins; thinew pledges to their sorority on bid day. Campbell and Vamons' sorority Sigma Kappa welcomed 20 pledges who joined 57 active members,

"At

/^ fy Sftjicfewt

fi^e

were hopes for next

this point

I

will

experiences,

said. "1

and 1 would do

photo by Wilj dye

to expect."

like

her did not recei\'e

year.

probably go through recmitment

again next year," Granger

what

to see their

once again. For the new pledges, they were ready

it

my now know

have learned from

again because

I


Alpha Kappa Lambda Royals

at a

Ryan Hansel, Nick Smith and Dennis VanAusdal cheer on the Kansas City attended the game with acti\'e members during Rush Week, /ifcjio kn Tn-ivr Haws

brothers,

home game. Rushcos

opening experience by Trevor Hayes When 1 thought ot Greek lite, 1 thought of the stereotypical drunken parties and guys taking advantage of intoxicated

My Chccrinu

uuoK.a

Rush

front

the Student Union. After the excitement

prixzess, Tri-Sigm.i sisters

after

I

went undercover

as a

pledge

in iIk-

ienijiln tit

Rush 2003

Fall tor their member^

girls.

eyes were opened to a different world during

giuher in

died down, )^Toup photos were taken in front of the Pell Tower, i^h.to f>> Mi^ Dye

When

I

started Rush,

I

chose two open houses.

gave away free pizza and the other had sign-

ups for a free Royals' game, which proved the theory

The way At my first

true.

Ci You

you

know the

is

food and sports.

stop Tuesday, after its

my

tour of the

horn and a

girl

popped out of the sunroof with her shirt over her head. I thought to myself, 'My God, what have I got myself into, I've only been here 10 minutes.' We toured the house and talked about "soda," giving girls "soda" and how much they like "soda." 1

don't get enough

time to

to a man's heart

house, a car drove by blaring

feel that

kept thinking to myself, 'You were right, you're

not going to

fit in,

you're not a drinker, smoker or a

womanizer. You don't belong here. Why did you even volunteer for this assignment?' Soon, I found myself on the porch of the house, talking to a few guys about beer, girls and baseball.

girls,

and then you

have to

make

decision based

a

on

a first impression.

Sigma Kappa Sherry Bowen

jy

met the president, and we talked about high felt myself loosening up a bit and didn't feel as tense as 1 was when I first arrived. The next night, 1 went to another house and took a friend, which helped me relax. They showed us around the house, with their sunken in dance floor and blacked out windows. 1 also saw a funnel connected to the gutter, so people could pee off the balcony instead of going down a floor to the Then,

I

school.

I

seemed like my kind of guys. I checked my voice mail Tuesday, I'd received messages from both houses. They made sure I was okay and still interested. I was shocked that either house even called. didn't think they cared. I was impressed. had to be at the house at 4 p.m. for the game. When we got on the bus, I started talking to the really

When

tor Tower.

One

The next Monday, went to a bonfire held by first house. The county's burn ban kept the fire out, so we stood around and talked more about baseball and the Kansas City Royals game. They the

I

1

I

president.

a

met

few guys

1

related to

1

1

my I'd

original opinions and thinking about joining. met people similar to myself.

me

told

about ripping mailboxes out

him about my adventures with

in high school. was being sucked in but in a good way.

way

the whole

to the

my

pledge or keep

game

if

I

I

debated

should become a

secret.

At the game, they gave each of us two tickets so wc could get two Royals 'Believe!' T-shirts. Then we went up to our seats. We cheered, talked baseball, ate peanuts and won both the game and Krispy Kreme doughnuts. It was a night full of brotherhood.

On the trip home,

I talked to the rush chairman. was undercover and hadn't considered jiiining, but that had changed my mind. thought had shot my chances ot being able to join, but he 1

told

him

I

1

I

I

told I

me he signed

When

I

appreciated

my

my

honesty.

bid, but missed the

next meeting.

got in touch with the guys, they said

my

bid didn't clear.

"We're

who

and ate a lot of free pizza, something hadn't taken advantage of the night before. Overall, I had a much better time than expected. On the drive home, found myself questioning a

told I

sledgehammer 1

bathroom. 1

He

of yards, and

is

really sorry dude," the president said. "It

completely our bad. You're

a

cool guy and

we

are

really sorry. Please feel free to rush again in the

spring or next year."

After the experience,

wasn't what parties

I'd

I

learned that Greek

life

thought. There were drunken

and womanizers out there, hut for the most were like real brothers.

part, these guys


a

She's got lots of brothers and sisters

here that are getting a taste of it and getting excited about thinking about

coming up

here.

Kelly Coplen As

yy

ROTC

the Color Guard paused on the held, player Adam Otte srands with his hands oxer his heart, singing the national anthem on Family Day. Otte played on Family Day

all

four years, to a packed

stadium- photo by Theresa Chu'dim

Universiry President

Dean

Huhhard awards the Family of the

Year plaque to the Stephens family, during the halftime of the game.

Ahhy Stcphcn^ nominated her family

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FAMILY DAY

Celebrating

ami Bo Parents and siblings experience cainpus

by amilies flocked to

Bearcat a

life.

chance

campus on a warm fall day

Family Day allowed parents and siblings

to see

what college

life

became

"They can

sample

to

us

Megan Heuer

what

it

was

like

were here," daughter Abby Stephens university and youngest brother

Parents built

lofts in

made

residence halls,

Wal-Mart and toured campus before tailgating began. Siblings joined brothers

trips to

football

and

graduate Diagonal spring

1

get to see

me

now

very often

that I'm

loved having them here."

Croisant enjoyed her siblings on campus for a

visit,

and her parents thought the visit introduced the kids to what college would be like.

Adam

planned to

Community High School

in the

to campus.

Abby

which they said brought them

together.

turned in the Family of the Year application

because she believed her family was closely bonded.

Her family was very excited when they found out they had won. The Stephens family received special attention on Family Day for wirvning the award.

here that are

"There were two ambassadors who made sure we had

and getting excited about thinking

everything we needed, and they gave us free concessions

and

"She's got lots of brothers getting a taste of it

and head

organizations,

"They're awesome," freshman Lindzy Croisant said.

"They don't

said.

The Stephens family spanned four different Greek

sisters

to enjoy time together.

whenever they

Older siblings Alex and Abby attended the

to their

students.

here. So,

tell

life.

sisters

"

about coming up here," Croisant's parent Kelly

Coplen

Families packed into the Sprint Bearcat

the

at

the game,"

Abby

said.

"They

treated us really nice

said.

game

Zone before

against Central Missouri State Universif.

Sept. 20. Hookslide, an a Capella group, serenaded

the crowd as they lined up to eat chips and hot dogs.

The group entertained

the audience with oldies, pop

and barbershop music. Hookslide pulled student LcsIk Griswold out of the

"When he

ser\'ing line

sang to

me

center of attention, but

it

it

and sang to

made me

her.

feel like the

was embarrassing

at the

same time," Griswold said. "The lady next to me said, 'Aren't I pretty too?' Then, he started singing to borli of us."

Campus

organizations

an

created

upbeat

atmosphere with booths including balloon animaN

and university "It's

gear.

keeping everyone's

spirits

Bearcat Sweetheart Jamie Roberts

up

for the

game,"

said.

The Alumni Association named

the Stephens

family of Diagonal, Iowa Family of the Year. Parents

Alpha Sigma Alpha

Carleen and John Stephens graduated from the university and were active Greeks.

Central Missouri State Universirv. The sorority sat together to celebrate family jay and their 75th anniversary- phowin Theresa Chiodiru

sisters

cheer tor the Bearcats as they play

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ANNUAL DANCE SHOW

^ Spotlight toward

Center Stage

Student run organization proves

long hours and hard work a success.

by he theater

tilled

with emotion

teelmgs to hringing to

life

Megan Heuer

as dancers expressed their inner most

much more than

dances that meant so

their actions could display.

The Northwest Dance Company entertained the crowd with their annual dance show Oct. 24 with the theme of "Midnight Masquerade." Styles of dance included lyrical, modern, jazz and tap mixes. Founding

company meinhers choreographed and coached

10 dances.

all

Student

officers carried the

weight as new and old dancers

NWDC began spring

prepared weeks before their final performance.

trimester 2000. By spring trimester 2003, student officers completely

NWDC.

ran the

"There are

a lot of decisions that

have

make everyone happy," Dance Company

made

to be

that don't

President Ashley Tyser

said.

Along with making tough decisions, officers, choreographers and more experienced members showed leadership by helping out

the

the companies newest dancers.

"We

feel

to take

bad giving them constructive criticism, but they seem

well,"

it

member Danae Jacobs

Taking criticism in

stride,

said.

freshman Karen Beard had minimal

dance experience before she auditioned first

for

NWDC

and

said the

practice tested her dedication.

"We

got up there and were trying to do

all

things," Beard said. "It was so hard.

we were doing, and

made

I

walked away

None

all

these technical

of us really

just so frustrated just

knew what thinking

'1

There is no way can do it." Beard said the second practice changed her mind about the company. While most dancers believed their career ended in high ,im not

Anthony Rupnow embraces Chnstmt

Miller in the dance

"Hand Me Down" hy dance show ever," Rupnow said. "I

entitled Resurgence of Faith performed to

Matchbox thought

It

20. "This was my would he fun and

first it

w,is really

young

a

thought that

1

child,

I

started dancing,

and when

1

came here

wasn't gonna dance anymore, and then

creat" phow by Mike Dye

company," Tyser

want

I

NWDC gave them a chance to continue.

school,

"As

for this.

said.

I

1

found the

"The people involved in it just made me and to do more."

really

to keep staying involved

Tyser said choreographers looked for confidence, determination,

work ethic and facial expressions from women who auditioned. worked with the After weeks of two-hour dance classes,

NWDC

theater department to create lighting designs for the performance.

The

final

"From part

is)

product satisfied Tyser. a

choreographer and an exec board standpoint, (the best

seeing the dances

have w^orked so hard

2J

^

.S-ftAc/ewf <a&^e

all

come

together and just seeing what

year to do

come

alive

on

we

stage," Tyser said.


Taking the stage

in the spotlight,

choreographer Stacey Hester

moves to a Madonna rtieJley during the dance piece. Madonna's music was chosen hecause it reminded the dancers of their childhood, photo h^

Mike Dve

Fine Harbin lifts Ehzaheth Holmes as a symKilic move of his devotion. In order to portray realistic emotions through dance techniques, the two practiced sex en weeks in advance, phxo h.

.Vlik

Dye

Dancing to songs from "Moulin Rouge," students in the Northwest Dance Company pump the energy with a center leap. Autumn Sparks, a fir^t-year choreographer, worked with nine dancers line tune techniques for "A Night on the Town." phimi h, M:h Dye i

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Varietv

6how

Olio Acts "Fat Guys Need Love Too 2." Jeremy Meyer

1.

"For

2.

What

It's

Worth." 4for1 "hley Girl.

3.

"

Tom

and Richard

Parkin

Fisher

Highly

Skit

Competitive 1. "Mardi Gras Charlie Brown." Phi Mu Alpha 2.

"Behind the Mascot," Sigma Kappa and Alpha Sigma Alpha

Phi

3.

"The Bearcat Tango," Delta Chi and Sigma

Kappa â&#x20AC;˘ Competitive "Bobby Missing in Mardi Gras," Kappa Sigma and Sigma Alpha

Skit

1.

lota

People's Choice Awards Best Actor

-

Nic Vasquez

Standing outside Roberta Hall at 5 a.m, band memheis Michelle Thomas and Amanda Atkins play their mellophones in the traditional HomecommB Walkc uit event, "Even though

Best Actress

-

Dexheimer

Olio

-

-

Phi

Tom

Mu

was

really early,

I

had a

blast."

phMo

K Thresa CVJnu

At 8:30 a.m. Umvetsity President Dean Hubbard and Student Senate President Emily

Skit

it

Billy

Alpha

Parkin

Di.x

nng the

Bell of '48, signifying

Walkmt

Day.

A small group of students

and alumni gathered to witness the 27-year-nld xradiuon. phow

by Theresa Chuximi

and

Richard Fisher

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Band alarm pep

Annual

continues walkout day tradition.

mu<sic

hy N\egQn Heuer The click of'a drumstick started the fight song as the Bearcat Marching Band played outside residence halls in the wee hours of the morning signaling the traditional Homecoming Walkout Day. The hand began Walkout Day preparation around 4 a.m. when they walked to every resident hall and performed pep music.

Residents from each hall reacted differently to the wake-

up

call.

"They

Coke It

just

some

yell

member Rudy

obscenities," third year

"They yell a lot of stuff or sometimes they cheer. depends on how drunk they are and hov\' soon they

said.

just got to bed."

Some students threw more than comments out the window as the

band blasted

their musical reveille toward the

windows

tresh fruit

else.

We've seen

it

year

all," fifth

flying out the

to "bring

on."

it

big deal to her.

Gilgower once saw a naked guy run through Hudson Hall

as

for

kidnapping the president, upperclassmen

letters to spell

perpetrators' heads.

out Bearcat into the back of the

The next

Student Senate President

year,

announced the abolishment of hazing, but kept beanies and Walkout Day. Walkout Day became nonexistent in 197 1 because students went off campus for entertainment at various bars rather than participating in campus activities. Joe Toker Daze substituted Walkout Day. Organized activities such as Frisbee contests, car packing contests and concerts were held. A combination of Joe Toker Daze and a day of preparation for Homecoming events reinstated Walkout Day in 1977. "My understanding of it is that it went from something that

Joe Merrigan

was unexpected to

now something that

their

morning march an annual event more

than 15 years ago when

it

in,"

is

very

much expected. all

Communication, Theatre, and Languages Professor

Theophil Ross

said.

used to be a drumline.

went by, other band students chose

that outlasted

many generations.

to join the

As

They reinforce our sense of Dean Hubbard said. "We rang

"Traditions are very important. identity," University President

the hell 26 times because

they performed on Walkout Day.

The band made

shaved

Nodaway County Courthouse. As

closet at the

After years of indecision, Walkout Day became a tradition

Pierpoint said.

member Samara Gilgower said window were not a

Fifth year

Things

eggs, we've seen water balloons, we'\'e seen

and everything

member Kip

broom

People certainly look forward to that and schedule that

ot sleeping students.

"We've seen

in a

punishment

it's

the 26th time

it's

been rung.

It

reminds us of students of the past."

years

morning march.

tradition," Pierpoint said. "You've got to follow

"It's

tradition.

something everybody has done

It's

completed up to

us.

We got

to

keep

it

all

the years

going."

Walkout Day officially began when Student Body President Emily Dix rang the Bell of '48

The

bell first

at

8:30 a.m., Oct. 17.

rang tor Walkout Day in 1915

an

at

unexpected time and students wijuld get up and walk out their classes.

The chime

the end of a five-week hazing period

"We had bill

on

it,

to

as

wear

ot

signaled a day of picnics, games and all

freshmen endured.

name across the we met an M-Ciub

a green beanie with our

freshman, and every time

member you had to kneel and put your finger on

the button,"

Family and Consumer Science Professor Frances Shipley said. In 1960, after years of wearing green

and white beanies

around campus, a few freshmen sawed off the

and held

it

until

bell clapper

Student Body President Dale Cramer

promised to end freshmen ha-ing. Cramer threatened to rc\'oke

Walkout Day it the clapper was not returned. Students it because no one wanted to give up Walkout Day.

returned

\

Six students later kidnapped and kept

abandoned farmhouse. Before he was

Cramer

in

freed, they locked

an

him

With drums booming anJ homs hlanng, Pti.hp Shull and Kent Peirpolnl m.irch from

wee hours

<if

Walkout Day. phwu

h^ 'IVrj.M

Harry H.imhhn. jeremv Meyer

Perrm

H,.ll

t..

HuJ-on Hall

in lh<

Ouodm:

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Highly

Competitive 1.

Mu.

Delta Chi and Phi

"Rourbon Street Bobby" 2.

Sigma Kappa and

Phi

Delta Zeta, "Bobby Prehistoric

loaL

Alpha Gamma Rho and Sigma Kappa, "Road Trip to

Mardi Gras"

Float 1.

â&#x20AC;˘

Competitive

Sigma Society, "Mardi " Gras Party Pontoon

2. South Complex and Franken and Phillips halls, "Balcony on Bourbon

A

deep sense

won

ot appreciation

Chi and Phi

hard

work.

the

Mu

Homecoming

as judges

and accomplishment welled up

in members ot announced Oct. 19 that the two organizations

float contest.

jumped up and down because I was so excited," Phi Mu co-ch<ur Amand.i Root said. "I was shaking and had tears in my eyes, and at the same time, was kind of in shock that we had actually won." At the beginning, co-chairs Root and Scott Griffin appeared confident. "1 felt we had a lot to prove as a chapter, to the community and to ourselves," "1

1

Grittin said.

SiHin after the construction and pomping began, they found out the projeci would be more involved than anyone thought.

"When we into

it,

we

first

started

realized there

it, we thought we were way ahead of it, but once we got was so much more to do," Root said.

Most of the Greeks working on the Orrell, calling

Street"

bv

by Theresa Chiodini L\-lta

3.

backed

wiiiiici;^

Visits

Mardi Gras"

prCVailS

Determinati nn

it

float

supported

a "good, creative idea," although

it,

including Phi

Root had

Mu Nicole

a different perspective.

"The theme's not very broad," Root said. "I thought we were doing somethini; then I heard about some of the other float ideas, and realized everyone's working with the same things - jesters, beads and dragons." original, hut

3.

International Student

Organization, "Rhapsody of Carnivals"

1

Root believed it was going to boil down to who did the most with the same and it would have nothing to do with originality. The float chairs' minds changed during the last week as everything came

ideas,

together.

Jalopies 1.

"Now we

Residence Hall Association

workdays

just

left.

have small touch-ups to do, minor things," Root said with three it's crunch time we gotta get it done. I'm not really that

"Since

stressed out though."

In the end, the 2.

Equestrian

Team

Greeks involved gained more out of the experience than simplv

the honor of being chosen as the best

float.

"All the hard work and determination put into this project finally paid off," 3.

Amnesty International

Griffin said. "To feel the gratitude from

community

of the

think

1

as well,

members of these two

probably one of the most

is

chapters,

fulfilling

and that

experiences

could have as a Northwest Missouri State student."

(Supremacy honoreS Fraternity Phi

Sigma Kappa

Sorority Alpha Sigma Alpha

Competitive Sigma Society

Delta Chi and

rhi

Mu

memhers

Matt Robb paints the float with pledge, spent most

J6-

4"

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if hi-,

tloast before

the

time working

,.t their float. The two group- -rent ,,K.,it Homecoming weekend, photu hy TheTem Chiudmi

huilJ the skfleton

weeks consrnjcting and pomping the

i

first

>n

the

coat of tl.

>:U

pnmer the week

the

last

before

Homecoming. Robb,

few davs before the parade,

a Delta

phr^w hy Tht-rc^

to

Chi

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I'boLball

Came

Attendance

- 8,100

Penalties

NWMSU

- 10 for 52

yards

MSSU

-

LineHiickcr

10 for 115

Southern

yards

winner-Chad Bostwidc 6 tackles (Isolo. 5 ast) 2 tackles for loss (8

yards)

interception (45 yard return)

sack (8 yards)

1

Jamaica Rector 6 catches (159 yards,

long - 75 yards)

56%

of passing yards

touchdown

1

(only

passing TD)

4 punt returns (33 yards, long

-

24

yards)

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29

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passed for 249 yards

(1

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A Robcat Don

Black Award given to former walk-on. by Trevor Hayes murmur

Parade sirens and horns broke through the

As the day grew warmer, crowds

voices.

Stadium

filled

of

Rickenhrode

against Mis.souri Southern State

University looked to be a pushover with Southern limping into Rickenbrode at 1-5.

Coach Rob Green assumed

the reins

of the Lions only a week before, after head coach Bill

Cooke

Southern 23-yard

Chinn

On a short

line.

make the came only two and a

Herring, the Bearcats were able to

score 40-14.

Herring's 12-yard sprint

half minutes

into the fourth quarter.

Bearcat starters were soon replaced by back-ups. didn't cross the goal line again until 1:17

resigned. .'Kn

ball at the

gain by Lamberson and a pair of runs by running back Mitch

to see the Bearcats win.

The Homecoming game

After a fumbled punt return, cornerback Jason

wrapped up the

upset ot the No. 25 Bearcats could have provided the

left in

The team the game.

After several carries by running back Zach Sherman, the

Lions with a needed spark to kick-start their season.

next seven points came on the legs of senior running back

Throughout the game. Southern tried unorthodox and sometimes bizarre tactics. Their lines yelled during snap counts in order to draw Bearcats offside. On kickoffs, the Lions would start running, back up and start over again. They

make it a final score of 47-14. The Don Black award for most valuable player during the game went to Bostwick. He ended the day with six tackles,

three take punts.

>o tried

The

'Cats were

on top of

and when they saw the

their

first

game

in the first quarter,

fake punt, they were ready.

Linebacker Chad Bostwick saw the pass coming and intercepted

it.

He

returned a 45-yard touchdown after

receiving a rattling block from cornerback Darryl Ridley on a

Southern would-be

tackier. Bostwick's

touchdown came

freshman kicker Cory Paetznick's 24-yard

after

field goal to

Bart Hardy to

two for loss, a sack and an interception for a 45-yard touchdown. Bostwick, a former walk-on, beat out Paetznick who scored the most points with 17 including his 46 and 47 yard field goals, and Rector whose six catches for 1 59 yards totaled half of the team's aerial attack.

"For

him

and score

a

to

make

coach Mel Tjeersdma of our

young

on the interception makes you feel good," head

the play that he did

touchdown,

it

really

said. "It really

sends a message to a lot

who

players. Here's a guy

wasn't even a

what can happen

ake the score 10-0.

scholarship player to start with. This

is

The

you work hard, and

what your doing, and

Bearcats scored again 18 seconds into the second

Running back Mike Fiech

quarter.

capitalized

on wide

receiver Morris White's third blocked punt in three weeks.

through Southern's defense

:h bulled

for

an easy 8-yard

the ball back eft in

the quarter was fairly quiet until the 'Cats got

rest of

on

their 8-yard line with about three minutes

Running back Shon Wells ran for Quarterback Josh Lamberson threw two consecutive

the second quarter.

7 yards.

in your

in

teammates, and you believe

if

in the

program."

Tjeersdma believed his program did

He was proud

well.

of the whole team and the flashes of brilliance they

run into the end;one.

The

you believe

you believe

if

showed

on Homecoming. "It's

such a big event for our students," he

lot of things

icing

going on for the students, but

on the cake

said. "There's a

that's

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the Homecoming game, and

kind of the

to

win that."

and Wells for 8 yards, Lamberson fired a bullet

passes to wide receiver Jamaica Rector

and

2 yards.

After a short time out,

who slipped passed the Lions secondary and then down field for a 75-yard touchdown.

to Rector,

streaked |osh

made

a

good throw," Rector

the safety's head, and

1

took

just

it

said. "It

was

just o\'er

to the zone."

The Lions answered back with a 91 -yard kickoff return touchdown on the next play. After kicking the ball back to the Bearcats and letting them drive 51 yards, the for a

Lions picked off Lamherson's pass and returned

The touchdown

quickly

made

it

a close

game

it

91 yards

at 24-14.

During the wild second quarter, scoring ended with 20 seconds before the

half.

just

Paetznick hit a 45-yard field goal,

his longest of that day.

Ecstatic over the kick, Paetznick lead the field,

and came on the

The first

field

second

team

'Cats drove the ball into field goal range

two drives of the

quarter. Paetznick hit

and a 46-yarder, making

it

off

the

after the half

both

on

their

a 30-yarder

33-14.

The game slowed immensely during

the third quarter witli

and four turnovers between the two teams Rector and Fiech both fumbled, and Lamberson threu eight penalties

another interception. Southern turned the ball over after

an incomplete pass on another attempted take punt.

tumov ers plagued both teams in the fourth, the Bearcats capitalized on a few of Southern's mistakes.

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University students tell stories of encounters with those which have not yet crossed over and continue to haunt Maryville.

Kara Swink

by emends

supeniiitunil nccurrences

lit

alive during the

Halloween

throughout the year students experienced the chilling

season, hut

presence of ghosts

and

came

by themselves. As the keys began to type

and get

who allegedly haunt residence halls, campus buildings

Roberta Hall

scared the crap out of us," Flaharty said. "I'd heard stories about

"It

I

didn't believe

them

until that night.

I

never believed in

ghosts either, but they do exist now."

Ghost

Since W52, Roberta Hall residents lived in close proximity- with a

tomier student

they decided to pack up

out.

Amos, but

fratemitv' houses.

faster,

who haunted

stories

were not confined to campus: two Maryville fraternity

houses were allegedlv haunted.

the halls.

Roberta Hall was named in memory ot Roberta Steel

Delta Chi house

who died after a Hames were

Probably the most famous Maryville ghost resided in the Delta Chi

gas tank exploded east of the residence hall April 29, 1951.

seen for 70 miles as the tank barreled into the side of the dormitory

house located on Second and Fillmore streets. The 1 890's Queen Anne-

where Steel and 21 other victims were

sryle

complications from her

injured. Steel died later of

house spanned three generations of the Townsend

The

injury.

Residents said doors and windows locked, unlocked and opened by

legend said a

little girl

named

Delta Chi members refer to her, was the daughter of the

themselves. Lights mysteriously went out and tele\'tsion and radios turned

generation. Lillian burned to death in a house

down. Residents

to bury her

also reported hearing the

sounds of a piano or violin

Women believed it

if

they

hum marks on room doors by using hot

left

would discourage her

visit.

The

tradition

began when Roberta's

ghost tried to get into bed with a frightened student.

away and Roberta staned dancing circles

The girl pushed her

in the center ot the

room until

Men experienced Roberta's presence in

Sigma Kappa member Laura

Delta Chi

Merz awoke

As she

at 2 a.m. to see

across the floor Clark sat

oft"

and

"I've

could not

fall

asleep after the silhouette vanished.

"For a while after the experience,

someone

third floor of the house

laid frozen for several

light on.

Across the room

him. Clark turned the lights

at

light

back

up on third

floor

minutes before he switched the

else

was

in the

room,

I

1

was even scared

was

all right,"

she

to li\e there, but

said.

"As long

never witnessed

as

I

allegedly haunts the dark

accident while traveling with his brother to

San Francisco. The accident happened near Wyo. Aug. 13,1991.

their parents in

Wong's parents returned to the

experiencei.1

uni\'ersiry

Ft.

memory- of pledge Slade Jackson. Jackson and

headed to die 102 River

The

in

the dark

with his ashes to ring the

nxim and throughout the basement

of

Wells Hall.

story goes, Jackson

computer

Flaharty

lab, w-hlch later

jumped from the 102 River bridge into

a

later died

with his head resting against the

silver platter.

"Some

people, including myself, do belie%e he haunts the house,"

Brent Steffens

said. "TTiere are just things that

remembered the night Wong visited the became the Nonhwesl Missourian office.

Haharry and two other student publication workers heard a sound

come from another computer and realized the keyboard keys were typing

happen

here that can't be explained." Steftens recalled the night

when he and

his

but Kith said before hitting the sack they blew Steftens

and Tony shot

looked at each other. "I

Alumnus Josh

his fratemiry brothers

for fun April 5, 1964.

roommate, Tony were

getting ready for bed. Earlier that night, candles were

memory. Since 1991, student publication workers

Wong

said. "I live

my door open and see a white flash of

A siKer platter rested atop the mantle at the Tiu Kappa Epsilon house

TKE member traftic

Hargreaves

have

but I'm not scared to live there."

back to the house where he

room.

Bell of '48 in his

I'll

shallow area and landed headfirst. Those with him that night took Jackson

hallway in the basement of Wells Hall, a former

Tower Yearbook Photographer, Amos Wong, died in a

Lilly,"

TKE house in

TV or lights on, things were OK."

Wells Haa Down a umding

Bridger,

up

recalled a story that circulated

up and switched the

white dress staring back

light. It's weird,

1

meet

set

One night, he heard the click of dress shoes patter

though, and sometimes,

body was paralyzed.

I

Wong

The family decided

basement, as formal cemetenes were not

Chi Steve Clark stayed on the

over Christmas break.

a person's silhouette standing in front of

tried to sit up, she realized her

" felt like someone was holding me down," she said. "1 tried to mo\e my legs to kick, but couldn't. It was really scary." The experience lasted about 30 seconds, but Men: was terrified and

if

tire.

the

Townsend

on, but Lillian disappeared.

her room.

had the

in the

member Alan Hargreaves

since 1992. Delta

sat Lillian in a

she vanished, so the story goes.

her.

body

Lilly as

first

in the area at the time.

played in the basement.

irons

family.

Townsend, or

Lillian

know

it

straight

up in bed

at

them

lit

in their

out.

room,

Hours

later

the exact same time and

On the other side of the room, a candle burned.

was Slade," Steffens

.said. "1

know

it,

because

we blew

all

those candles out that night."

The original TKE house burnt down in 1994, and construction of the new house ended in fall 1999. Steftens said Jackson followed the members into the new house. " believe he followed because of the old stuff we moved in from the I

Stories of the supernatural continutd todwi'll after years of su-^picuius evenK. Students relayed tale.s and eNpericnccs after the unexplainahlc xcurrcd on camru> .mJ ihrouahout the cominunitv'.

ph/jto

iliumanon hy .Mckua Gaiit:

old house,

which includes the mantle the

platter sits on," Steffens said.

Throughout the years, students continued to pass down stories through generations, allowing others to believe ordoubt supernatural occurrences.

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years

Students and its

community members catch

a glimpse

of Mars

at

closest point in 6,000 years.

by Trevor Hayes Completed spring 2003, the observatory opened

or hours people stood outside waiting to get inside

doors to the public for the first time to view^ The construction of the observatory was

the unfinished observatory, just to see a Uttle white

its

dot in the sky.

Mars.

The physics department hosted a public viewing of Mars in August. They expected less than 50 people, but more than 300 showed up to

credited to retired University Professor Jim

Mars at its closest point to the Sun in its orbit. Mars came within 35 million miles of Earth, three

many people," Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Physics, John Shaw said. "Given the tremendous turnout shows we need to do more

see

times closer than the Sun.

"People have always had an interest in stars since ancient times and once in every 6,000 years

Chemistry and Physics professor David Richardson said. "I was it's

a

once

in a lifetime event,"

expecting mostly students, but

it's

a big

spectrum.

Smelzer.

inch telescopes were set

waited two hours to peak at the red planet with the main telescope through its 14-inch lens with

computerized image. "It

shows people are interested

in other things

besides parties or being lazy," freshman

Megan

made

parking

Gregory spot, but

said. "It 1

think

it's

it

hard to find

nc.it."

a

didn't expect that

A large part of the crowd consisted of community members, but there were also 30 members from the Missouri Academy Astronomy Club. "I

numbers four eightoutside. Those in line

large

I

public viewings in the future."

Students seem to be a minority."

To accommodate the

was a surprise to me,

"It

wasn't expecting this

Academy afraid of

many

people," said

student Emily Bahram-Ahn.

"We were

dumping 30 Academy students on them,

many people here." The large number of people at the Astronomy Club may have had the same idea. "1 thought it'd be fun," Academy student Jason Daming said. " It only happens once in a while, and there's not much to do in Maryville, so why but there were already so

not do the fun things'"

Ryan Eickhoff, Tamara

Jimenc: anJ Jaunt- tickhoff wait

.itiently for their chance to get a glimpse of Mais. The observatory placed four Telescopes outside for the large crowd to view the red I

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AMNESTY BENEFIT CONCERT

Gift of

peace m 'Souler-energy' bands with

^^ poetry, using

humor and

wit

m

a tone of urgency

that stressed the importance of ending the war in Iraq. This,

along with the bands

who jammed

progressive folk rock, brought students together in a fund-raiser for

world betterment.

Amnesty

Human

Rishts benefit conceit

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Arnhrr

Bra^

tor a Free Tibet,

MO. Since forming in

1997,

charities including Students

Habitat for Humanity and fund-

Tabla Rasa gained

Maryville fan base

a

help

to

human

rights

year,

because students anticipated their unique

as a

change

in the usual

"We have so many different

music scene. elements: real heavy

percussion, heavy bass, African-style guitar," Lane said.

"We coined

music'

We

the trademark 'souler-energy

might even copyright that."

Raising Grey from Kansas City joined the "souler"

tunes of Tabla Rasa as frequent touring sidekicks

and friends of the band. The eclectic band

entrance age lowered from 21 to 19 for the concert.

incorporated a violin into their energetic vibe.

MO.

Raising Grey said with no restrictions of flavor or

opened the night. Carroll spent most of her life promoting peace and often hosted similar events. She shared her views on politics and the world through spoken word and acoustic guitar. Experience in stand-up comedy and folk theater groups formed her style used to

"Peace

is

such

as fast

about thinking about the

himself and his friends.

food

It

is

common

about thinking about

takes

more courage

to

do

peace."

format, their music Maryville's

at the benefit for

In

The

$3 per person and TV shirt sales, Amnesty International raised around $300 with the benefit.

"We

didn't raise as

Amnesty member wouldn't

karma reasons. By doing things to help people out, they believed good would circle hack.

much

we

as

Amy Carr said.

let us start

taking

money

usually do,"

"They [The Pub) at the

door until

p.m."

Carr said the International.

for

basement, the crowd

lit

peace and promoting the cause. With the charge of

MO., Amnesty fund-raiser for three years. According to percussionist Curt Lane, they played many benefits a staple, headline act at the

29,

Pub's dimly

their charities.

Rasa, a tribal folk rock band from Lawson,

and technical. Matt Wright and Nathan

soulful, earthy

enjoyed samples of untraditional rock, celebrating

different reasons than voicing opinions. Tabla

had been

is

own Mile

Brooks, also joined the acts.

like 9

Other entertainers played

^^^^mmm^^^m wm

many

sound

good," Carroll said. "Bush

Sfui<i<ew* rriÂŤ

Columbia,

they supported

each

and President Bush.

^

as well as in

donated portions from the benefit to Students for a Free Tibet and the Internal Solidarity .Movement.

recite poetry of the world's vices

-y^

as they did benefits for the organization in Maryville

national organization. In past years, the chapter

Poetry from Jane Carroll of Kansas City,

wm one of four that played at The Puh for the i^mnesty International

Brazil

good cause,

throughout the years. Amnesty invited them back

throughout the world," benefit organizer Li::y Sexton said. "It's a way for people to do their small part to help the world and have fun as well." The benefit took place Nov. 7 at The Pub, where

group

a

International held their annual benefit for the

"The money goes

.

Tabla Rasa believed Amnesty was

raisers for Sept. 11.

Maryville's student chapter of

Joining Mile 29 tor an impromptu jam session. Matt Wnght plays bongos tt-ith band members Chad Gamblin and Brent Stephens The

Amber

by peace activist read anti-President George W. Bush

money.

activists to raise

profits

were

still

being

split

A definite donation went

"We are giving them $100 rabbits, a flock of chicks

in the

and a

among

to Heifer

form of a

trio of

'share' of sheep,"

said. "These animals will go to families that need them to survive and allow communities to develop and become self-sufficient."

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SMOKE-FREE MARYVILLE

Maryville

aces

Debate

Restaurants forced to throw out ashtras to produce cleaner

air.

By Michelle Stacy battle

?l

between health and personal

rights sparked debate

see

In June of 2003, the Maryville City Council passed a smoking ban ordinance in restaurants. Del Simmons, 23-year owner ot Simmon's Restaurant and Deli,

did

said

was taking away the

rights of

owners who pay

rent,

taxes and employee salaries," Simmons said. "It's a freedom taken away from owners to run a business the way they see fit."

Coalition Chairperson of Citizens for Smoke-Free Maryville, Teri Harr, said the coalition asked the Maryville City Council to pass

the ordinance because they believed everyone had the right to

breathe clean

The

met

their goal of

and a healthier place June

Community

making restaurants smoke-free

Policy Specialist for the Missouri Department of

hand smoke created

said the issue of second-

a public health concern.

"We're not asking people not to smoke only that they do it

will

not affect other's health," Baker

actions adverse into another person's

life,

then

said.

that's

it

in a

"When

when

Simmons looked at

the smoking ban from a different perspective

than Baker. is

a

health issue and that

is

fine

and good,"

Simmons said. "But people who came in [before the ordinance] knew we allowed smoking and they came anyway, but after the ordinance, the smoker's

smoking restaurants smoke still bothered him. "I think it's a good thing because I don't like to sit next to someone blowing smoke in my face while I'm trying to eat," said.

Lizzie Pritchett, shift

make

all

restaurants in Maryville

non-smoking.

The City Council held an open public hearing on the

issue in

March

"The City Council seemed open and receptive and very positive said. "We wanted to show the council that it is a major health issue, and that it wouldn't have a negative impact on businesses." Simmons went to all five City Council meetings to show the council not only his rights would be taken away but that he would also lose

manager

at

Country Kitchen,

"Some Simmons

nights

was the only one

said the

at

the meetings fighting,"

said.

Despite 9,

1

Simmons

efforts

and with the help of the Coalition, on

the council passed the ordinance. Public Safety officers went

to each of the businesses to give the

free establishment sticker

owners packets with

a

smoke-

and pamphlets with educational

information about second-hand smoke.

did not affect

all

Maryville restaurants.

Restaurants like Gray's Truck Stop and were exempt from the

ordinance because

it is

outside of city limits. According to Baker,

stand-alone bars that served food were also exempt.

Simmons

said

"Should

sit

be right,"

1

a

it

was unfair that bars received exemptions.

whiskey bottle on the counter? No. That wouldn't

Simmons said.

"I've

been

a business

owner for many

years

and

"We haven't really lost any business," Pritchett said. "Even though we lost people who smoke more come now, because we are non-smoking. I'd say it evens out."

coalition has seen mainly positive support from the community.

said that

he

lost

many smoking customers and even

construction workers that had been customers for over three years. After the ordinance passed the City Council asked to see the

Simmons' daily receipts of March through August. The receipts showed the restaurant lost $75 to $85 a day. According to Simmons, the Coalition said in the open forum meetings that they would see if they could help businesses that lost money. However, Simmons said it was a broken promise.

S^oicfenf ff^e

I

money.

ordinance hadn't negatively affected them.

Simmons

k

of 2002, the coalition asked the City Council to pass a

fall

smoke-free ordinance that would

The ordinance

left."

Student Grant Neckermann said although he chose to eat in

JG

to voluntarily

By 2002, 70 percent of Maryville restaurants were non-smoking. In the

June

Neckermann

them

'

laws

needs to come into place."

"Ok, smoking

in restaurants by asking

become smoke-tree.

about what we were saying," Harr

10.

Health and Senior Services Jamie Baker

place where

coalition started in 1997 with the goal of reducing youth's

of 2003. According to Harr, about 25 people attended the meeting.

air.

coalition

The

access to tobacco. In 1998, their goal expanded to try to eliminate

second-hand smoke

he was not in favor of the ordinance.

"1 felt like it

yesterday, they're not here today and we won't them tomorrow. It's all a bunch of air," Simmons said. "They their work. They got the ordinance passed and now they're gone."

"They weren't here

throughout the community.

it's

just

not

fair."

Despite resistance from some restaurant owners Baker said the

She also said Public Safety has received no calls on violators. "Once you get rid of the ashtrays and educate people of its affects, then the laws are pretty easy to enforce," Baker

said.

However, Simmons and others against the ordinance are not through fighting

yet.

According

to

Simmons, Smokes 4 Less

a petition that they will try to present to the City Council. also said "I

gave

many customers had

obey the ordinance, but it

a

good

fight

already signed I

don' respect

anyway whether

1

win or

started

Simmons

it.

it,"

Simmons

lose."

said. "I

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St. Francis

MMokcd

Due

Hospital nurse and an instrumental part

(,Toup that started the

|\iinphlet with patient for

40

to the

Kitchen to eat

venrs,"

J.

smoking ban, looks over

Rush

said. "1

and smoke

who

is

one of rhe worst

New

goes to Ciuntn'

think smokinp

recent smoking ban, Stephanie pi::a

a diabetes

D. Rush. "You're talking to a person

in the lounge. "1 enjoy going to a place

CC When actions adverse into

another person's Hfe then that's

when to

laws needs

come

into

place. Jamie

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National franshise and Bistro heat up the neighborhood with homestyle cookin'. by Kara Swink Aromas

'M

drifted

as new estabhshments Nodaway County.

through town

nestled themselves into

Crews broke ground

"neighborhood bar and

for the

grill"

bought a piece of land directly

after the Applebee's franchise

As Northwest artifacts lined the walls, Maryville residents and students were "eatin' good in the neighborhood" with

south of town near Highway 71 in October 2003.

Applebee's tender chicken finger baskets and zesty riblet

Chamber of Commerce Lisa Luke, she didn't believe the rumor when it started but said she was happy to see a new

platters by mid-February.

According to Executive Director for the Greater Maryville

Maryville business. "It's

exciting and will probably draw people to town," Luke

said.

The aromas

also wafted toward the southwest.

winding turns and loose gravel at

laid fabulous

Behind

gourmet recipes

Skidmore's Countryside Bistro. Located at 33618 Highway

H, a stone path led to the Bistro's front doors and the surrounding gardens. Co-owners Eddie Heitman and Cheryl

Womack offered

casual

and

fine dining to guests within the

restaurant's country-style atmosphere.

Heitman, the 20 years

in

provided food for more than

Bistro's founder,

Graham, Mo., but moved the

restaurants capacity exceeded business took

facility

and

limits

its

its

when

the

catering

off.

Since the restaurant's June

15,

2003 opening,

it's

been

serving up scavenger hunts and murder mystery dinners,

which Heitman

and returning

said kept guest interested

to

"the country."

"We get people from

St. Joe,

always

from

all

over,"

Heitman

Kansas City, Bedford, Omaha,

tells us

said.

"They come

all over.

they enjoy the atmosphere and

Everyone

how we

are

always changing the scenery inside."

Heitman

said although guests rave about the food

and

the atmosphere, they always ask to see the "special room."

"Everyone he

said.

is

always wanting to see the men's restroom,"

"Who would

have thought

north wall could draw so

much

a tractor

mural on the

attention."

A group of senior citizens gather at the Countryside Bistro for an afternoon .^nack. In

addition to serving the public, the restaurant also hosted business

meetings and weddings,

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SCUBA DIVING

Dive the

THiawest Deep sea

community members

Students and ^vater

test the

of the university's new diving course.

by Jessica Hartly he muffled sound of the as divers

instructor's voice

echoed through the water

explored the depths of the pool without limitations.

University students, faculty and community members took part in free deep-sea diving classes at Foster's Aquatic

Center offered hy team from Shawnee, Kan. Park management and corporate wellness recreation major, Desiree Campbell, had been certified in scuba for 10 years and

a professional dive

enjoyed the idea of giving people the opportunity to dive.

learn,"

it would be a neat experience to help other people Campbell said. "Scuba diving is very enlightening. It's a

totally

new

thought

"I

on

experience, nothing you can do

breathe in a whole

new

land.

You can

world."

Scuba novices learned the

basics of diving

and equipment

use,

while wearing colorful floating vests, small oxygen tanks, goggles ,ind

other necessar>' equipment. After the divers

felt

comfortable

with the equipment, they went out into the pool to explore on their

own.

Two

who decided to get their feet wet were Amanda HoUingsworth.

of the enthusiasts

a

mother-daughter team, Lynda and "It's

hard to find time to do things with your parents while in

college, so this

Melody Sue Sharon

and Mj^atumi

hadn't tried," Hard.L;uchi

watch

instructions underwater as Joey Stokes heads tor deeper waters.

were held

classes

of the

fall

in Foster's

tor

Scuba Aquatic Center during the second block

trimester. phoioby)ohn Wicd^nman

was a good opportunity

Amanda

to

do something we both

said.

Amanda went back for a second dose of underwater exploration. "I

think

it

was

limitations while

a lot of fun

and

really neat

not to have

swimming underwater," Amanda

many

said.

University instructor of mathematics, Lynda HoUingsw'orth, agreed with her daughter that diving was a great experience. "1

thought

it

was a good opportunity

to experience scuba diving,"

The

would sign up.

It

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it

become

was a

was a good opportunity;

chance

for

people to have a chance

said.

university added the scuba class to the catalog,

students the opportunity to "I

Lynda

I

lot

know

otherwise."

which gave

certified scuba divers.

of fun," that

I

Amanda

said. "I

think

it

would have never had the


DRY CAMPUS

r

y^^* Reshaping

Clorm

Education

Harsh punishments reserved for those with alcohol,

by Jessica Schmidt

c

onsequences of drinking his freshmen year

left

an impression on Resident Assistant

Joe Harris.

"There was nowhere to go, and we had nothing to do," Harris thought we would go ahead and bring Harris and four friends drank in

it

said.

"So we

inside."

Hudson Hall when someone rapped on the

on the other side rather than friends. "We were drinking in my room when there was a knock at the door, and Campus

door. Repercussions waited

Safety was standing there," Harris said.

According to Assistant Residential

Coordinator Matthew Baker, Harris

Life

in 2002.

was one of 55 cases reported

Convicted under university policy, the five friends each paid $75 fine and completed an online education course called AlcoholEdu. Harris learned from his experience and didn't let it drag him down; he became an R.A. on the fourth floor of Hudson Hall. Harris told residents about his experience, and reported no alcohol problems

on

his floor. "I really

stressed

on them

at the first

drinking," Harris said. "But,

campus; do not bring

it

if

in the

meeting of the year that I'm not advocating

they are going to drink, find a party or a place off

dorm room."

Harris learned and grew from his experience.

He

also belie\ed the experience

strengthened him. "I

think any bad thing that happens to you helps shape you," Harris said. from my experience that it is just drinking, and it's not worth it."

"1

realized

In her

two years of experience,

Phillips Hall

R.A.

Amanda

Brooker dealt with

a few alcohol cases. "I

we as R.A.s are pretty prepared for situations that arise from drinking dorm rooms," Brooker said. "A lot of times, it is cases where a student is

think

in the

drunk and think they can bring

it

in with them."

Brooker believed the policy should be reconsidered in the upperclassmen halls. "It is very hard to tell someone that is 21 that they cannot drink legally in their

own room," Brooker

said.

remained to be debated. Baker believed students have to be reminded of the type of environment in which they lived. "Wet campuses can be a nightmare, and many students that are over 21 live off

While the

issue

campus anyway," Baker activity that goes

culture that

is

on

said.

"We

we catch all the we have created a

aren't naive in thinking that

in the rooms, but

we

like to believe that

a learning environment

Students that decide to drink on campus risk being caught by a Resident Assistant or another student. >X'hen an R..^. find alcohol on campus, thev must file a report and see that consequences are given, /Juxo by Uih CNc


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GREEK WEEK

Vride W ^^^^

and emotion

rese Weeks reserved

for fun allow a spring break

from

and

classes

f time with friends

by Jessica Schmidt reek

Week

2003, "Greeks

Greek unity through "It's

Gone

on

the organizations together

all

week to promote Greek unity," co-chair Megan Kavanaugh said. According to Greek Week co-chair Tony Dubolino, organizers planned Greek Week with some goals in

for a

mind.

"We wanted

involvement hy

and we also wanted

all

the organizations,

welcome the two

to

new-

organizations to our community," Duholino said.

Greek Week kicked Mile of Money April

5.

off

with a philanthropy event,

Proceeds went to the

Mar>-.'ille

The Zeus and Hera Pageant took

place

Monday

at

the Charles Johnson TTieater. Zeus and Hera were elected by their organizations.

"I

was actually "For

props.

Nominees performed

a

and answered questions from the judges. Dan

Ayala reigned as Zues and

said.

1

my

It

to all of

1

just

when

on winning at

all, I

Week

Greeks also participated

won," Meyer

because

it

wasn't

got to wear a toga

classes for the rest of the

be apart of all the Greek

1

acted out songs and used

was pretty fun, because

my

week and got

to

in Battle of the

Sexes and

"I competed in the Ultimate Frisbee Competition," Sigma Kappa Erin Selgeby said. "We definitely didn't first,

but

1

loved

it."

Other events included a pizza eating contest, free throw contest and Greek sing competitions. Sigma Kappa Katie Hansen competed in the pizza eating contest.

to eat

an

Sigma Kappa

sorority

and Tau Kappa Epsilon

the awards in the Greek sing

won

fraternity

competition.

Greek

sing produced entertainment for everyone,

including those competing in

it.

"Greek sing was my best memory of Greek Week, because we worked really hard and won," Sigma Kappa

Megan EUwanger said. The Chariot race consisted

of fraternities

making

homemade

"chariots" while sororities rode in the

them Thursday. "The Chariot Race was the best time had during Greek Week," Phi Mu Kristin Helmink said. "The chariot rode in was really shaky, and thought it was buggies and raced

1

1

going to

fall

apart during the race."

Sigma Kappa

and the Phi Delta Theta Olympiad Competition Saturday. cool to win the Olympiad," Sigma sorority

"It

was

really

Kappa Greek Week chair Kyla Foraker said. "M\ favorite event during the Olympiad was the Battle ot the Beef, because

Nearing

finals

it

was

just a lot of fun."

week

in

combination with bad

weather sent participant numbers down.

events."

fraternity ultimate Frisbee.

get

Sigma Kappa by managing

fraternity took the

Amy Meyer won Hera.

really surprised

talent,

didn't plan

serious.

for

1

Children's Center.

talent

"We won

entire thin crust pizza."

and competitions.

fundraisers

a time to bring

Wild," focused

Many

believed Greek unit>' was

still

in place but

strained through the hours spent practicing.

"We stressful

definitely

showed Greek

unity, but

it

was

because of the time involved in practicing,"

EUwanger said. The week concluded with the Greek Week awards ceremony Sunday. Overall winners for Greek Week competitions were Sigma Kappa sorority and Phi Delta

Theta

fraternity.


by Jessica schmidt Students and faculty celebrated

Northwest Week 2003 with games, competitions, music and free food.

Twelve years ago, former Student Senate President Tom Vansaghi decided to plan a

week to show appreciation

Northwest. Jonathan Eades plays with a super soaker water gun dunng Greek Week. Eades was involved with Theta, the group that unity, getting

Greek hang out and

"furthers

people from rival organizations to just

Northwest Week and

"We

hips shaking, Laura Schwan: cnmrite unrest during Greek Week. Schwart: v-.

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11

inng in family and consumet science

started out as

for

Love

I

later evolved into

Northwest Week.

h.i\e fun," Eades said, photo by Matt Frye

With

It

started

I

Love Northwest

Week

to encourage students, staff and faculty ih,...l.ih...|-

i

to appreciate

all

of the great things

about

Northwest," Vansaghi said.

While the spring trimester seemed to

drag on with lack of Bearcat pride. Vansaghi wanted to bring the university spirit of

Homecoming

"We hoped

into the spring.

to increase school spirit

and pride through a series of events and activities in

a

major

the spring

when there wasn't

campus-wide

Homecoming." Vansaghi

The idea

event

like

said.

of celebrating the university

caught on. Northwest

Week showed

Bearcat pride for 12 years running.

Northwest

Week 2003

kicked off vnth

a barbecue at the Bell Tower

March

31.

Activities included battle of the bands,

guest speakers, talent shows, pizzaeating

contests

and

gladiator

competitions. "I'm thrilled that this

continued for so

maintains

much

eve

many years of

art

what we-^^

intended." Vansaghi said.

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Mr. Hudson

aaeant w^ bids farewell

Mr. Hudson crowned for the

time

final

as residence hall begins

transformations

Burklund and Jessica Hartley

BY Brent ot only will the

nuances of Hudson and Perrin

halls

he permanently reconstructed hut so will memories

for

oi annual traditions.

The

cnT

Fifth

"It's

Annual Mr. Hudson Contest had

Recent Mr. Hudson hopefuls entertained mix of singing, acrobats and stand-

spectators with a

in a different aspect of

to partake

a

chance

for the guys to

be a part of a beauty

pageant instead of the typical female," Smith

The

competitors parade around in bathing suits and sport dressy garb.

men

competition.

said.

tradition of Mr. Hudson, as well as the

Hudson and Perrin residence permanently changed due to deteriorating

physical appearances to halls,

facilities.

up comedy.

Hudson Hall Director Heather Smith believed pageant would be missed since

it

provided a break

from homework each spring trimester and gave students a chance to become involved in hall

on-campus housing

In order to keep up with

the

competition at other schools, a 15-year Residential Life Master Plan was developed and approved July 2002.

The first phase dealt with the construction of and apartments. Phase II regarded the

activities.

suites

"1 thought (Mr. Hudson) was a wonderful event. Everyone had a good laugh," Smith said. "There were

metamorphosis of the area where Hudson and Perrin halls

Most participants entered the contest

at

the

last

council

it

said.

"A

lot (of

the

participants) agreed to take part that day."

With seven men and one woman audience reaction determined the

Mark Het:ler said a drawn between on-campus

in the running,

I

Hetiler discussed constructing multiple buildings I

he sang a humorous love song, "Anyway You Are," he wrote the week prior. Blair said because since most of the candidates were friends, the atmosphere of the event was not

Hudson provided an opportunity

house or other property, you have

like a

do constant updates." Het:ler said. As far as what would be standing in the place of Hudson and Perrin, Het:ler was uncertain. to

victor.

was very spontaneous. was surprised to win; don't have the best body," Richard Blair said. The talent contest earned Blair bonus points when

competitive. Mr.

"Much

was a problem," hall

member Dan Novelli

"It

parallel could be

renovations and real estate.

minute, including the winner.

"Getting people to do

were located.

Director of Residential Life

a lot of people out to support their friends."

and complexes or rebuilding Hudson and Perrin Halls. Careful research of the cost and benefits kept decisions at bay.

Het:ler said the anticipated development would

be completed

"What we is

fall

2006.

are looking for with these renovations

what gives us

a final

product that students will be

happiest with," Hetzler said.

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INTERRACIAL RELATIONSHIP

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Overcoming obstacles of interracial dating provides for a long lasting relationship.

Amber

by

black and white that this was a strong, devoted relationship.

Though

s

they cuddled on the couch, played with their puppy

and finished each

IK

other's sentences,

it

But black and white did not define

was clear

as

For three years and counting, Jeff Hagan and Carla

Pollard

lived

their

lives

on campus

convincing

dating 'their kind.'

for others to accept.

At

look at

it

first,

up

in the

where

Hagan's parents had trouble seeing past

Hagan, who

is

Caucasian, grew

farming community of Savannah, Mo.,

from the norm.

His parents disliked the idea of their relationship

my dad,

I've dated, so

'you've been okay with others

be open-minded and don't judge her

before you meet her,'"

Hagan

said.

"Now

they get

along real well. He's just an old-fashioned farm boy."

While Hagan and Pollard hurdled the parent-

the time like

all

never pay attention

say."

"I've

had random black guys come up

like,

ain't

'I

mad

at ya,'"

Hagan

said.

to

me and me it's

"To

funny." If

peers and friends did not accept an interracial

couple.

Wood

encouraged them

to associate

themselves with supportive people.

Hagan and

Pollard felt fortunate they had

understanding close friends. Pollard,

going beyond casual dating. told

what people

1

Hagan even had black males approach him about

be

interracial couples were far

"I just

to

as a color thing," Pollard said.

just dating."

Pollard's black skin.

a mostly

who

attended

Caucasian high school in Council

Bluffs,

Iowa had primarily white acquaintances. "My friends would have been more shocked have come home with

if

I'd

a black guy," Pollard said.

Pollard's family accepted the relationship

from the

acceptance obstacle, other interracial couples looked

beginning. Her older brother had already married

for outside help.

interracially

"In regards to interracial relationships, the

reason people

come

won't accept

this, so

Center Director

Liz

to us

we

Wood

is

main

because their parents

offer tips," said.

Counseling

"There are no

steps to solving this problem, as

we have

set

to take

every situation individually."

Wood

said a couple

may have

just

had general

relationship problems hut sought outside help

fi^e

at us

we're crazy," Pollard said. "But

"We're

â&#x20AC;˘S^oicfevt*

"People stare

Through ups and downs, they were very much in love and talked about marriage. While they never doubted their relationship, it took some

"We don't

k

walking hand-in-hand invited whispers.

an interracial

in

the university always boasted itself as a

diverse campus, Pollard said an interracial couple

it.

relationship.

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Brazil

because objections by parents and others compounded issues. Other objections included those from peers.

and started

a

family years before.

With support backing Hagan and future looked bright. relationship, they their first kid

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;

A

moved

Pollard, the

year-and-a-half into the in together

a Jack Russell Terrier

and adopted puppy named

Engagement was on the horizon. "We've looked at rings, but he always turns away," Pollard said, elbowing Hagan in the side as he shyly

Sadie.

bowed

his head.


Jeti

Hagen aild Carla FollarJ play with clicir puppy. The couple shared

many

responsihilities as their relationship

shiinne a

home and

processed steadily through

discussing an engagement, phoun by Mike

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Releasing stresses from everyday activities you gathered together for a fresh look at yourselves and what you were

accomplish Through choreographed

loc~)king to

movement, song and laughter you

released the stresses of

work, classes and responsibilities.

away

Breaking

from the ordinary Peer Education began "Thursday Nights at the Union" featuring

punk bands,

|\ karaoke, spa night and other

activities.

and

audiences

Encore engaged brought the magic

of Broadway with

Andrew

Webber's

Lloyd

award winning musica

"Cats" in

Tony-

December

for a

mere $20. Long hours of preparation within the theater and music department distracted you from the daily grind with laughter

and

tears

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Students entertained the stage with Improv ala Mode,

Zoo

Story,

Hedda Gabler and

the Freshman/Transfer

showcase. Visiting talents hyj^notists

Wand

Michael C. Anthony and Jim

also placed students in the limelight with

subconscious

tricker\',

"Irisomniac" host

and

in February',

Comedy Central's

Dave Attell stayed up late and perfomied

in front of a sold out crowd. and and Stephanie Tresrer entertain students on karaoke night. "Thursday Night at nb.n". tfirrjMuJi-m-k,iriMk.-,i~.. Ill' illirn.UM-.l.ohol-free event (.(,... ;- :y.,.

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BY

The

resounding echoes o{ applause. t\vist

dazzled

The

Company

Krasnoyarsk National Dance

of Siberia stepped off the stage to

For rvvo hours, Siberian folk dances with a

modem

dramatic plot

"It

dancers displayed award-winning talent

on the Mary Linn Performing Arts

Others

said. "I

have never seen anything

like

it.

They were

for

1

1

and

artistic

Godenko led the dance Leninist Komsomol in 1970

choreographer,

several awards, including the Prize of the

choreography and the honor of being the laureate of the 10th World Festi\al of

Youth and Students in Berlin

said.

"My favorite parts were

the costumes and the

variety of dances."

and a long-standing

tradition of gypsy dances.

With glowing smiles and glittering costumes, the women of the Siberian Dance Company take the stage for the first dance of the evening entitled "My Siberia." The dance, based on traditions in t.,ll t- r^ ,r" i- *i- remind the viewer of the majesty and power of

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lot of

the gymnastic stuff stands out to me," Tyser said. "Also, everyone had

on air." While impressed by the dances, Freemeyer, who

Otlur pien.^

h.id

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le-^s

felt differently

like

usually

they were walking

worked with

about using the Siberian Dance

Company

jazz

for

inspiration.

"h was to

folk dancing," Freemeyer said.

"The

be at a certain level to accomplish them.

that

Performing a total of 1 7 pieces throughout the night, the dancers depicted weddings,

i.

and motivation to be more energetic and put and dancer Ashley Tyser

do," student choreographer

such stage presence and was always as one. They looked

couldn't believe the expression used in the dances," student dancer and

choreographer Danielle Freemyer

great battles

I

other dances with the Northwest Dance Company.

techniques,

in 1973.

Members of the Northwest Dance Company enjoyed watching others take the stage. "1

inspiration

Tyser also learned ways to improve individual techniques and ideas for compiling

.

"A

as a talented director

win

me

more into the dances that

States.

to

compelled by the power and grace of the dances they experienced.

said.

Godenko founded the company m 960 and directed it until 99 1 After its conception, the company toured more than 60 countries, traveling e.xtensively in the Mikhail

company

felt

"This has given

superb dancers."

Known

nothing in the way of energetic moves and content.

student dancer and choreographer Tiffanie Birdsong said.

shuffling feet.

was excellent," John Wilcox

United

lost

"The energy and technique of the dancers and choreography was unbelievable,"

Auditorium through energetic choreography and colorful costumes, transforming the

and

Theresa Chiodini

portraying genre scenes of a barnyard or a girl daydreaming at a well.

However, the dancers

and entertained.

stage with whirling skirts

line,

and use

it

It

tricks

were so hard that you have

would be

really

hard to take

all

of

here."

While some took away knowledge and experience, others an oNerall sense of contentment.

left

Mary Linn with


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the evening were performed in the

spirit of the native people of Siberia. with Hinging emotions including humor, suffering and romance, pfwto 77,, r,...!.'-?,,,.;,,!

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his legs

in the air, a

performs with his male counterparts

member filling

of the dance

company

the background in a dance

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With freshman Evan Ro&s clinging to his back and grinning, freshman Trevor Hayes maintains his stature during a game called Slide Show. The two actors were roommates, went to Oak Park High <. K.v,l r...>.rVit.r^nJ

Bathed dance f"'t" ler

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le-iJing the

group in the

hjtiire f^hnt<^

in blackhght, freshman Megan McConell prepares for a "Noir Re.ilicv The cast of the show wore heans pinned ^enrt was broken, they ripped it off and \Uk^ D%e

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Blackbox pprsppctive IMPROV A LA MODE BY Michelle Stacy Laughter and sadness capivated audience members as students

performed different

Actors pantomimed the entire the

styles of theater.

show another unique

play,

which gave

detail.

never seen theater like that," Birdsong said. was cool to see the actors express themselves only

Students and community members were turned away after the Mary Linn Blackbox seating sold out for "Improv a la Mode" and "Noir Reality" in early

"It

October.

.â&#x20AC;˘Mthough the strong expressions and movements entertained the audience, one actress said silent

The show differed from regular theater. The show used

"I've

through movement."

audience participation and improvisation by actors. The show started like the gameshow "Whose Line

acting was not easy.

Anyway?" A host introduced "Improv a la Mode" and then three improv members on each

the emotions

team explained the different parts of the game. The actors competed in games such as "Do Run," where audience members shouted out names and actors performed a rhyming song with the name.

mother.

is

it

Other games included audience interaction with the team by placing two actors in different positions. A story unfolded from the strange, yet amusing,

"It

was a challenge to find movements that show we wanted to get across to the

audience," said Kristen Edwards,

who

played the

With time and hard work, both shows entertained audiences while providing different theater

styles.

sold-out crowd, freshman Scott Bosley gestures at Leung t.- l'ci 'tt the -t.ise- Bosley joined one week betore performance after an .Kt. r .;u.- vhc team, pdoo bv Mife D>.r

In front of a

senior Panela

positions the actors were put into. "1 really

how

liked

the

show was more intimate

than most," Tiffanie Birdsong said. "I'd say they did very well with the crazy prompts they were given by the audience."

Although the actors performed improvisation, the

show did not come together without practice According to "Improv a la Mode" member Evan Ros^, the group rehearsed about twice a

week

for a

month.

Student actors also entertained the audience with "Noir Reality" a student piece written by interactive digital media major Nick L>lSignore. The show was

about two high school students developing feelings for each other

who as

started

graduation

neared.

DelSignore's piece used mostly blacklight as stage lighting.

To

actors also used

utilize the lighting

babypowder on

its

technique,

their skin to glow.

Bright colors were added to their clothing and props. DelSignore said he got the idea when he saw the

Blue "1

Man Group

perform in Chicago.

wanted people

to see that there are different

aspects of theater," DelSignore said. "Theater vanes

with different looks, and there are

many

types ot

theater venues."

"P"'

Pa

Mod k

..."


4i

Individuals exhibit comical action MICHAEL C. ANTHONY, HYPNOTIST BY With a snap of his fingers shoulders dropped,

a state

"It's

Kara Swink

hilarious to see the things people do,"

Anthony

being in a movie or a

of relaxation set in and 30 students were under

said.

H>-pnotist Michael C. Anthony's control.

book, because you are in a different state of mind.

As voice,

students listened to the sound of Anthony's

background noise faded away. The audience's

laughter

became a conscience

mind and the left hand became

state of

imaginary dictionary lying in their

heavier and heavier. Students with priceless facial expressions agonized over keeping the dictionary

suspended in

came when hands locked together and volunteers tried to pry them apart.

test of strength

However, the harder they pulled the tighter

the grip.

With

tears of pain streaming

down

knuckles turned white and hands looked as

faces,

if

they

is

like

TTiroughout the show, Anthony selected volunteer^

who

weren't under a deep hypnosis to return to their

Anthony worked with seven

original seats.

individuals quite closely

who responded

to his

even

word.

Anthony had

the crowd roaring after he placed

volunteer's mindset

air.

But the true

"Being hypnotized

on the ocean. He explained

that

everyone looked extremely "buff' in the hot summer sun. But as the temperature began to rise, up to

degrees,

Anthony

instructed

them

1

2

J'

to find then

oxygen masks and breathe into them. "Keep taking long, deep breathes," he

said.

"Too

were about to explode from the blood profusely

had they don't know they're breathing into their

pumping through their veins. Finally, the agony ended

shoes."

Anthony brought

Volunteer josh "Seattle" Hoover gained the proud

volunteers back to a state of reality- with another snap

after Anthony hypnotised him name was carried down through his family. However, Anthony enjoyed getting ChaCha riled up by calling him such names as Caw-Cau

as

countdown of 3-2-1. As hands separated and confusion washed over faces, Anthony turned to the audience and smiled. "We're now going on to the really stupid stuff," Anthony said.

of his fingers and a

Anthony next took

students into a fifth-grade

classroom through hypnosis where they were learning

"My name

is

Mr. Anthony, and you hate

my guts,"

said.

Each time Anthony would turn

his

back and

pretend to write equations on a board, volunteers stood up making faces and sat

down

right before

he

turned around.

as, "1

hate you Mr. Anthony" and

using obscene gestures to

.5

6

k

and Chi-Chi. "Man it's Cha-Cha. Damn,

show pent-up

frustration.

get

it

right,"

Hoo\ci

yelled.

"All right,

all right. I'll

remember

for

next time,"

"Cha-Cha?" "Yeah, man. C-H-A hyphen C-H-A. Cha-Cha," Hoover said. said.

Other hypnosis

acts included a

belt that turned into a snake "1 like

(hypnosis) because

a real job,"

Students kept the audience entertained by yelling

comments such

into thinking the

Anthony

about calculus and quantum physics.

.Anthony

nickname Cha-Cha,

Anthony

a

it

keeps

me from getting

said with a chuckle. "1 like

and entertaining people. I can't think of 1 would rather he doing, well, besides rock star. They seem to ha\e it pretty good."

traveling

anything else being a

human seat belt,

and broom dancing.


While some

tall i-lccp

~t

mJmg. others sprawl

over each .ither in

the long line oi student participants in Michael C. Anthony's performance, including students Lisa Digiovanni and lustin Bush

could^emembe^ever^thln-,i^ÂŤ,,sllL,,,t.,lln^It,> you're doing but you

Shrugging her shoulders

and

t

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1

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,

â&#x20AC;˘

"I

-int

:

Lisa Digiovanni tries to answer

questions asked hy hypnotist Michael C. Anthony.

Shirtless

don

shoeless,

trcshman

"It's

Josh

very weird

"Seattle"

Hoover sprawls out on students while under hypnosis. Hoover said he u.isn't emh^rr^issed. Tliat s part ol mv ,-venA:n Hfe: always make I

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Quickest Draw in

thfi ATM

USBANK

Midwest GRAB CASH

BY Jessica Tasler

who registered arrived with hopes of hearmg Upon hearing her name, Webster was given an PIN number provided by USBank and a couple minutes

As the hand slowly reached into the box, the crowd waited to hear whose name would he pulled to compete in the showdown

of the event, students

between man and machine. Luckily for freshman Mallory Webster, the machine was an ATM machine. In 2 minutes, Webster won $200 at USBank's ATM Cash

ATM card, a

Grab

Jan. 15 at the Student

to

called.

remove up

$200 from the machine. Webster heard about the

to

opportunity through signs and a floor meeting at Perrin Hall.

Union.

"1

The event allowed students to register the week before at Man'ville's USBank verification or the Student Union. The nit;ht

name

their

saw signs

said. "I

was

for

in the

it

but couldn't find where

I

could sign up," Webster

Union one day and saw the table near the cafeteria,

put my name in." The night of the cash grab, Webster arrived at the second floor ot the Union just before the event began, thinking her chances of winnmg were minimal.

so

1

First,

names were drawn

chance

for a

was

like

'Thank you

With trembling front of

for

prize.

when her name was

surprised "1

the big

at

door prizes then put back into the box Webster,

I

was

really excited,"

said in

an excited crowd.

off.

That

With time card,

Webster

Webster began her race against time

"There was too many people around going

is

what made me

me and

really nervous,"

like

200 cameras

Webster

said.

racing against her, Webster inserted the special

punched

in the

PIN number,

hit the 'Fast

ATM

Cash $40' option

and waited for cash to he ejected and the receipt to print. Once the process was completed, she started over as fast as she could. Event coordinator Tracy Smith, a branch manager for USBank, coached Webster from the "It

h.id ^

sidelines.

was funny because she was quick to punch in the numbers; she

quick fingers, but she had to wait each time for the

ome

money

to

out and the receipt to print," Smith said.

Just before

"There was

two minutes were just a

up,

Webster

couple of seconds

left

hit the

when

$200 mark.

she got up to $200.

just in time," Smith said. With the night such a success, Smith hoped to make the ATM Cash Grab an annual event. She believed it not only gave a lucky student the chance to win

^he was

money, but helped

USBank

further their partnership with the

university.

Freshman Mallory Webster prepares to withdraw cash at the ATM Cash Grab sponsored bv intervals

;,-[..

USBank >--.

Mil.

Jan. 15. Webster withdrew cash for two minutes in Pal

$40

^â&#x20AC;˘4-

was

a door prize,

called again.

Jesus!'

fingers,

who won

"The cash grab really gives us the

students,"

Smith

is

not only great (public relations) for

chance

said.

to get out

"Besides,

it's

us,

but

it

on the campus and meet the

just a lot of fun."

m


Word's nfWJsdnm, LECTURE

Distinguished

Series

BY Jessica Schmidt

to

Encore Performance's Distinguished Lecture Series brought two intellectuals campus to offer students and community members the opportunity to hear

from former White House and Cherokee Nation leaders.

come with

canned speech," Fuerth said. "Every time I perform in tnint of an audience, I see it as an opportunity to try something fresh." Fuerth spoke about economics, foreign trade, national security and America's didn't

a

outlook on terrorism after Sept.

11.

He

discussed

how

the tragedy increased

and created the cabinet position of Homeland Security. "The terrorism risk was first addressed at the end of Bush 41 (George H. Bush, 41st president)," Fuerth said. "A document was drafted on how to deal with the threat of terrorism after the fall of the USSR (former Soviet Union) and that it may become necessary to use preempted strikes. That document was put away, and the events of Sept. 1 1 brought it back to life." Fuerth discussed, Iran and North Korea, the other two countries President George W. Bush referred to as 'the axis of evil.' He also stated the United States must address the situation in those two countries much differently than they

federal spending

approached the conflict

world

for the

if

Iran

and North Korea were to become We need major

nuclear threats," Fuerth said. "The U.S. cannot stop them alone. international help

Former National Security Adviser of the Clinton administration, Leon Fuerth spoke Oct. 1 in the Mary Linn Auditorium. "1

would not be good

"It

and Justin Bush

the two countries are going to be pressured to disarm."

if

Richard Fulton, professor of history, humanities, philosophy and political science, viewed Fuerth's visit as a valuable insight of how tough, national security

decisions were made.

"He was

Clinton administration, so

in the heart of the

that he said was pretty interesting," Fulton said. in the inner circles.

To be

able to see

made is very important." Even though students found

"He

I

think that everything

talked about what goes

and understand how these decisions

Fuerth's information insightful,

on are

some believed

he presented a lot of unanswered questions. "He had a lot of good ideas and theories," Dan Nowosielski said. "But he didn't really offer any solutions or thoughts as to what needed to be done about certain issues."

Wilma

Mankiller, while her

name

implied otherwise, offered positive female

leadership in a 'man's world.' Mankiller

of the

Cherokee

tribal

became the first female elected president

council and deputy principal chief as well as the

first

female principal chief of the Cherokee Nation.

in Iraq.

Mankiller wrote a book on her experiences, and worked as an activist for She was

.'\merican Indian people to help maintain culture and languages.

awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her efforts. Raised in poverty, Mankiller was one of 11 children with an

and

a

Cherokee

father.

Irish

mother

Mankiller said her parents made the best of their

situation. .'Vt

age

1 1

,

her family participated in a relocation program through the Bureau

of Indian Affairs.

"We moved better

They moved

to Hunter's Point in

to California believing that

life at all,"

Mankiller

it

San Francisco.

would be

a better

life, it

was not

a

said.

Mankiller began attending the Volunteer San Francisco Indian Center after school where a to her "I

work

woman

said she

saw "promise" in

her.

The encouragement

led

for the Indian nations.

was always a follower,

1

would find men with the same ideas as me and said. "After awhile, you get sick of having

then stand behind them," Mankiller better ideas than the men."

Mankiller said the

riskiest thing

she did was stand-up for her ideas. Durini:

her time as principal chief of the Cherokee Nation,

were made. The budget doubled, families and children improved.

tribal

many

membership

great

tripled

improvements

and services

to

During her lecture, she discussed many of the issues facing today's Native .American nations. She said one of the biggest problems is capturing the "lifeways, culture and languages that are slipping away."

Leon Fuerth spoke about changes made in American government after the Sept. 1 1 Fuerth was the former National Securitv .Adviser for the Clinton administration, phoin

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terrorist attacks.

h> Theresa

ChoSm

Sense of community had always been important to the Native American nations and Mankiller said they must keep their "duty to one another."


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Midnight F.nchantment Moscow Festival Ballet Cinderella BY Dancing seasonal

fairies

and a

fairy

godmother brought

minus the mice. Northwest Missouri residents experienced an evening in February' away from the outdoor cold and snow to enjoy the

to hfe a classic child's fairy tale

legend of Cinderella at the Mary Linn Auditorium in the

The Encore Performance

Series featured the

Festival Ballet's version of Cinderella.

colorful

and

movement through

individualistic apparel

Moscow

Dancers showcased

spins and leaps. Their

completed each dancer's

.scene

the dancers' colorful costumes, the impressive

all

design of the painted scenic drops and the visual spectacle of the lights.

"(The dancing), it's very strong and graceful," Kaler high they can jump, it's amazing." Kaler also said the

was designed with a range of vibrant colors

that mirrored the

mood

of the scene.

Moscow

said.

Festival Ballet's version of

Cinderella had some differences that set

it

apart from the

well-known Walt Disney version.

The

version of Cinderella, in comparison to

ballet's

Disney's,

character.

Each

Maryville resident Ellen Kaler said she enjoyed the ballet

with

"How

Performing Arts Center.

their picturesque

Sarah Swedberg

showcased dances from the

fairies

of four seasons.

Each character's costume color mimicked the season she represented.

In front of the set, a sheer curtain colored the stage then

swept away revealing drab kitchens or ornate ballrooms.

The ballet's version also had princesses and ambassadors from four different countries such as Russia, China, Spain and Mauritania. Dancers dressed representing the colors and traditional style of clothing from their country. All ambassadors and princesses wore elegant and elaborate clothing that displayed the wealth of each character.

Both Hannah and Alyse Whitmore, 6-year-old twins St. Joseph, said their favorite part of the ballet was

from

when

the prince and Cinderella danced together.

liked the fairies

and Cinderella's pretty

in the

"We wanted the true art of

with .4i

its

'*

Cindere

also

twins, their mother, sister Lanae and

The Whitmore their grandparents

60 miles

They

dresses.

Dennis and Margaret Maynard drove

snow

to experience the twin's first ballet.

to bring the girls to this ballet to experience it,"

Dennis said. "The ballet was top notch and dancing."

beautiful music


The The

jester

)ester

Alexander Pnmegin wdonu

brought humor to the elegar^t

Cinderella's fairy perform for Cinderella.

L\iiU'

godmother Each

fairy

brought the fairies of four seasons to performed a solo in honor of Cinderella.

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comedy stmis thp. show

Sarcastic ROGERS

TOSH, COMEDIANS

8c

BY Michelle Stacy

Two comedians

entertained students and communit>'

members

in

mid-Septemher with jokes

at

Charles

Johiisi

m

Theater.

Although only

a small

number

attended, comedians Ki\i Rogers and Daniel Tosh kept the audience roaring in

laughter "Ek)th guys were hilarious,"

Anne Gordon said.

tun to have comedians

"It's

come from big cities to "Comedy Central

Rogers and Tosh previously headlined on shows such as "The Tonight Show,"

Maryvillc." Presents" and

"Everybody Loves Raymond."

The comedians stopped Even with "1

in Maryville during their long

a busy

show schedule,

make

a lot of money,

get to

During the

first

he

still

get to sleep a lot

and

after 10 years, 1

half of the show, Rogers

annual

tour,

which consisted of about 550 shows Tosh

said.

enjoyed his job. 1

get juice boxes,"

Tosh joked.

humored audience members with growing up with a cheap father and

kids

facing racism in society. Tosh's performance had a different comical style than Rogers' animated approach.

"He was nonstop,"

said student

Tosh rambled from one topic stand and called

"He

talked

it

how

Kivi Rogers

Charles Johnson Tliearer participated in

HBO' '"!

1

sarcastic sryle in his jokes.

He

i

!,

two-comedian show. Ro]

He made

it

sound

like

he was

serious,

Arts FcMu.il ,inJ held car

"1

was so funny."

mien )phone

which, in-tum, made the life

like

most

thought he was awesome," Burlington Junction resident Kevin Gast said. "He broke the shell of a typical comediiin."

tell

in different ways, the

audience members

their friends.

^^

^Fwcfenf

it

to the

comedians.

stomach muscles and new jokes to

k

but

did not use transitions between his material or talk about things in daily

Although the two comedians entertained

6-^/

say,

think sometimes," Gofif said.

audience cackle harder.

" ;

kept going with nothing really to

random comments. At one point, he turned

entertains students with his ac

parr of a

a*;

just

a "skirmy, bulimic freak."

Tosh used a dry and

Comedian

Steven Goff. "He

to another spouting out

f-.y

left

the theater with aching


Strange connection reaps tragicfinale THE STORY ZOO BY Jessica Hartley

The park was stories of a

still

man who

except for the flickering street lamps, the occasional whisper of fallen leaves and the

gave up everything he never had.

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright

Edward Albee wrote "The Zoo Story" performed Oct. 23 and 24

at

Charles Johnson Theater.

With only

a

two person

cast,

the production featured Reid Kirchoff as Jerry, an estranged

man

that rambled

about his experiences to Peter, played by sophomore Michael Ortiz. Peter,

an upper-class publisher, became frightened by

Jerry's tales of

dog murders and raunchy,

lustful

As an orphan, Jerry hadn't established intimacy with the people in his life. He went to the park to find a connection and came upon Peter, who listened to him and stayed with him to his end. As the day came to a close, and Peter started to leave, Jerry encouraged him to stay. As Jerry continued his landlady's.

stories,

he

tried to force Peter

out of his

seat,

a knife at Peter's feet. After Peter picked

it

but Peter wouldn't have

it.

During the argument, Jerry dropped

up, Jerry ran into the knife, forcing Peter to assist in his suicide.

According to Kirchoff, the play focused on the clash of two worlds. "Jerry's

dilemma, his entire

life, is

that

he never, ever made any contact with anybody," Kirchoff said. "So,

you got these two, polar opposite beings confronting each other." Kirchoff proposed "Zoo Story" for his senior project because the

set, lighting

cast brought

"What

and costumes. He

also

wanted

an intimate setting that made

the audience gets from

challenging and

much more

this,

it

to portray a

it

allowed the designers

artistic

more focused and

I

the

disciplined.

the two of you had to create," Kirchoff said.

intense than

freedom with

new type of character. According to Kirchoff, "It

was

much more

had ever done before." Jerry,

played by Reid Kirchhoff. relates his

of students and professors. Based

on

life

to

an intimate crowd Edward .'Mbee.

a play written by

Kirchhoff and others updated some of the dialogue to touch a more

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HEDDA GABLER Jessica Hartley

SY

Old flames and

friends entered into the newlyweds'

ome, bringing memories and tragedy that

tilled

the

ouse with scandalous adventures.

"Hedda Gahler," written by Henrick

Ibsen, was

erformed at the Mary Linn Performing Arts Center Jov.

Character Hedda Gahler, played by

13-16.

ophomore Hannah .'Oman

who

I"Hedda's

unhappy

married a cowardly gentleman. character

aylor said. "She f

Barfoot, was a rigid,

is

Kan

people around her, because she has no control of

er

own

to

creativity.

Freshmen Amanda Hall

"Portraying characters through body language

what makes or breaks it

off,"

it,

individual freedoms,

Hedda

is

and these actors definitely

Hall said.

Robbins said through the long hours of practice, the cast

worked well together and put

"I

in

100 percent.

believe the final production was something

Henrick Ibsen himself would have been proud

emotions."

While society controlled

an

said they did

exceptional job with the play.

pulled

cold and cruel," freshmen

pressured by society to have control

is

and we would be the ones make the decisions." Morris made it a point not to halt the actor's

us choices to think about,

Robbins

of,"

said.

ied to break through the barriers society wouldn't

Hedda Gahler

Iknv her to have.

While

trying to survive within the general public,

scolds Mrs. Elv

Bartoor played Gabler and Stephani

itead ;

about her lover.

Hannah

Trester played Mrs. Elvstead.

Plu.l,.b^MilÂŤ:Dvf

abler married in hopes of acquiring success; however, er marriage

never prevailed.

Hedda Gahler was one of the ritten," Barfoot said.

hance

"Most

to play her,

and

best female parts ever

actresses

would

kill for a

was ecstatic for the

I

pportunity."

Barfoot said most of the play's context was implied nd the audience had to personally interpret the

throughout the

ifferent relationship aspects

play,

ecause the characters never directly said what they leant.

It

was up to the audience to interpret different

ody language and the context of the "Ibsen

left

a lot of things

up

play.

for speculation," Barfoot

^id.

Sophomore

Patrick Robbins played

ledda's husband. .lung scholar. ife

George Tesman,

Tesman was a charming,

He

tried \'ery

and often did not

intelligent

hard to please his young

realize

how

she manipulated

Im.

"That was the most challenging, yet rewarding xperiences I've ever had," Robbins said.

me and

focus had to be put into

"A

lot

of

George Tesman."

Robbins encouraged students and residents to attend niversiry productions as a

nowledge and appreciation

way of expanding

"their

for the art of theater."

Assistant Professor of Communication, Theatre, and

anguages Mike Morris directed the production.

"One ie play

of the best things about

was very

it is

that even though

we were never told how to Barfoot said. "He would give

difficult,

ortray our characters,"

Uedda

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A father

curse,

's

a dauQhters hlnndshed G O L E T T O R I

BY Ryan Delehant

& Kara Swink

Mary Linn Auditorium staged

love,

honor and

tragedy as told through the story of "Rigoletto".

Encore Performances presented "Opera Verdi for the university and community

Europa Rigoletto" in

October. Established in 1996 by Ivan Kyurkchiev, Opera

Verdi was based

on the

great traditions of the art of

The audience gave a standing ovation as each performer took their bow. Director Pavel Gerdzhikov and conductors Nayden Todorov and Luciano Di Martino joined the performers for the curtain call. "I am glad that Northwest was able to bring this performance to our campus," Cameron McCoy said. "It was very well produced, and 1 enjoyed it very much."

opera in Bulgaria and presented a unique production combining the best of opera worlds of Bulgaria and all

of Europe. "1

enjoyed the performance very much," MaryviUe

resident Joyce Tinsley said. "1 enjoyed the general love story

and tragedy of

The

it all."

action took place in the city of Mantua during

the 16th century.

The Duke

of

Mantua

confides to

the courtier Borsa his interest in Gilda, a young

he wished

girl

to kidnap.

Gilda's father, Rigoletto,

blamed

a curse placed

on

him for his daughter's disappearance. However, by the time the Duke had learned of Gilda's capture, Rigoletto arrived at the palace after learning of the

deception between his daughter and the Duke. When Rigoletto learned Gilda was alone with the Hike,

I

he pleaded with the courtier to hand over his

d.iughter, but she arrived before courtiers left,

confessing her lost honor and love for the Duke. Rigoletto swore revenge to get his daughter hack and •

luay from the Duke. Rigoletto, a cut-throat of honor, hired Sparatucile

revenge on the Duke. Rigoletto planned to M.nd his daughter to Verona and came back at midnight to throw the Duke's body into the river. to take

However,

as

soon

as

her father

left,

Gild.i

eavesdropped and heard the cut-throat's sister, Maddalena, convince Sparafucile to kill the first person to enters the tavern instead of the Duke.

Through

love, Gilda sacrificed herself,

and

unrecognized in the darkness, entered the tavern \\here she knew Sparafucile's dagger awaited. At midnight, Rigoletto rejoiced as he gathered up the it in the river, but over

sack and got ready to throw his shoulder,

he heard the song of the Duke.

Suspicious, he

opened the sack

to discover his dying

J.uighter. In the heartbreaking finale,

the reason that 1

made her

Gilda revealed

substitute herself for the

Rushing onto the

lake's life. >if

Rigoletto's voice erupted with a scream

\h, the curse,"

and hung

his

and cried .1

m.ici- to

fnterl.nn

tlu-

I

Hike

s i;iie-i...

tMO'icii..

buffotin catered to the , with 3 song and dance. The court the duke while -ccrelK- resenrinf; him and his court fot making 1„- Jclonniiic.

-

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head in sorrow.

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"Cats" dazzled a packed crowd

of students, ptofesso


CATS

^]

Felines prance

from Broadway to Maryville Kara Swink

BY

A

furry teline invasion captivated

for years

Broadway audiences

with energetic dances, splendid costumes, elaborate

"Memory" and

"Jellicle

songs for Jellicle Cats."

and amazing special effects. However, Andrew Lloyd-Webber's "Cats" took its final meow Sept. 10, 2000, with the longest-lived Broadway show

Favorite cats such as Elvis look alike

of 7,485 performances.

tricks

staging

Nevertheless, the Maryville the Jellicle Ball

community was

invited to

through the

aisles at

Mary Linn Auditorium, picking out Maryville resident

this,"

said. "I'm surprised at

a small touring production.

I

how good

it

was,

didn't expect this

type of quality performance, but this has taken

my

breath

way

for

"I

her daughter Catalina.

bought the movie "Cats" and watched

because

He was

he vanished

as quickly as

a cat

famous

he appeared.

came out with the

for escaping

evil Macaviry.

dangerous situations and

developing crimes. His stickiest situation came

kidnapped Old Deuteronomy, the elder

when he

Jellicle cats

respected.

1

it

all

week,

was so excited to come," Catalina said with a giggle.

left

with

various facial expressions ranging from love of the musical to unbearable confusion. "It

a year for the Jellicle Ball.

Suare: experienced the musical's variety ot unusual cats \vith

Jellicle cats

Following the show, audience members either

"Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" paved the musical storyline of Jellicle cats that met

T.S. Eliot's

the

poetic dances.

roared as Mr. Mistoffelees appeared from a

Nevertheless, the claws

masquerade with.

,iway."

once

artful,

whirling cloud of smoke wearing a magician's vest with

waited 20 years to see

it's

and

The crowd

colorful sequins. After performing dazzling tricks for the

Catherine Suarez since

Turn Tugger,

way

select individuals to

"I've

Rum

Rumpleteazer and the magical Mr. Mistoffelees kept audience members entertained with special effects of magic

when the university presented "Cats" as part

of the Encore Performances Dec. 4. Cats pranced their

lid.

Cats mystified the audience with ballet dances and notable songs, such as

was

really different. That's

an understatement," Tarkio

John Wilcox said. "I thought there might be a storyline and since there really isn't one, it's kind of hard to resident

understand."

Other audience members were taken aback that the

"Their costumes make them look like real cats."

university brought in such a musical masterpiece.

Throughout the show, actors wore skin-tight body suits fur of calicos and dark browns. With white and black stripes painted on their faces, their facial

here," Suarez said. "This

expressions resembled the look of stalking cats ready to

always performed on the west or east coasts. This was

attack their prey.

amazing."

trimmed with

"I'm impressed Northwest brought a production like this is

the type of performance that

people in the Midwest don't get to see, because they are

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Munchkin's whimsical interactions Wizard of Oz Sing-A-Long BY

Megan Heuer

Parents battled bad weather and long distances bringing tiny bobbing heads of lion manes and pigtaiK blow bubbles and witness classical magic at an Encore movie presentation.

to sing songs,

The Yellow Brick Road laid across the stage of Mary Lmn Auditorium led Wizard of Oz impersonators through a costume contest parade before the sing-a-long began Feb. 2. Chicago actor Alan Ball said he became involved with the show after being "Shanghied by a bunch of munchkins." Ball was asked to audition for the master of ceremonies and travel with the sing-a-long tour, which visited more than 100 cities in the United States. He then taught the masses of youngsters

what to do with the kazoos, magic wands, bubbles and noise-makers to enjoy the interactive walk down the Yellow Brick Road.

"We're gonna' use our outside voices indoors!" Ball said.

Ball excited the audience as he

introduced the show, and

ear-to-ear

humming

"To me, there between kids and just

when

was

it

he sent them away grinning

over,

all

familiar tunes.

no difference

is

adults," Ball said. "1

want everyone

to

have fun."

Bobbi ]o Novak of Grant City drove

Emma

her daughter

through snowy

weather so she could watch her favorite

Oz

character, Dorothy, click her heals

Emma, only 4 years old, wore

together. a

Dorothy

outfit,

including her third

pair of sparkling, ruby-red slippers.

Several other Dorothy look-alikes

bounced about with grandparents, parents and siblings, waiting for their favorite parts of the movie. "I like it

when

all

when

the

little

the bubble comes, children come, and

Dorothy wants to know bubble

Atwell

is

who that

little

and stuff," 6-year-old Madison

said.

Sean Sheil brought

his children to

the performance for simple pleasure and a bit of nastalgia. "It's

been

a classic forever, so

hopefully, they'll enjoy

have over the

7^/

^ wmm

it

as

much

years," Sheil said.

iaaasi

as

Host Allen Ball Long held

I

won

the

at

introduces Glenda the

Good Witch

at the

O: Sing-A-

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BY "I'm glad Northwest

Silhouetted in hazy light, a rickety, green-painted bar

and microphone awaited the foulmouthed, stand-

we've heard

up comedian who sold out Mary Linn Auditorium to a crowd hungry for entertainment. Decked in his average-Joe ensemble of jeans, work boots, and an untucked mint-green, button-down shirt, Dave Attell strolled onto the stage with a 16-ounce cup

up or music.

stool

of convenient store coffee and a

wave matching

his

Hosted by Spotlight, the 38-year-old

Dave

Comedy

New York

Central's "Insomniac with

steered toward lewd topics of sex, drugs and alcohol. Attell threw out pieces of advice throughout the act

that either had audience

members laughing

hysterically

or shaking their heads in disgust.

your pants likes a

1

thing about drinking

down

first,

then

is

remember

shit," Attell said.

messy backseat of a squad

to pull

"No one

car."

While most only recognized Attell

for his late night

students didn't think twice about shelling out $12 for a ticket that included racy entertainment. Students

five

to

buy

tickets. Fifteen

rows were completely sold out

BttHHiiieffiHKi^iBlia

in stand-

vibrators, anal beads, midgets

and "God's

gift,"

Maryville ended .Attell's local tour of the region. However, he said college towns were his favorite to visit After 17 years in front of a microphone doing stand-up,

became a comedian by "default." went to NYU for film and TV," he said. "I wanted to be a camera man, but I'm not technologically inclined. So, cleaned houses and bartended for awhile, until I made a Attell said he "1

I

living (as a comedian)," Attell said.

"Insomniac" would continue with the regular insane such as delivering piglets and meeting "late night

nightlife,

freaks," until

minutes

as the line

later,

said

Comedy Central stopped airing

producers gave the

last call for

he would revert back

to his

it,

Attell said.

"Insomniac," Attell

hobby of

a stand-up

lifestyle.

"Alcohol," he said, "will

tell

you when the night's over."

snaked

outside the Administration Building at 8 a.m., Jan. 12 to first

it is

masturbation.

If

outings in different cities from the show "Insomniac,"

be the

"Whether

was about time."

Attell satisfied student needs with risque jokes circulating

between

native,

Attell" paced the stage for 50 minutes with an act

"The No.

of," Joel Merritt said. It

Kara Swink

brought someone here that

because "everyone's out to party."

comical personality. writer and host of

finally

the

Comedian Dave

Attell visits campus as part of his road tour across the States- The New York native spent eight years bartending and cleaning houses before he actuaUv made a living as a comedian, p/vuo K Vfit- FHe United

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BY As

his lips grazed the

fingers

thumped the

However, the need

microphone, David Quinn's

table as his voice traveled radio

attended

channels throughout the Midwest.

Quinn's voice intoxicated airwaves with stories

jumping hack and forth between 1895 and 1923 about a blind,

childhood friend named Frankie, a

dreampt about

at night

and one

girl

he

his audience could

"It

Oak

was

Fictional character

Quinn, played by Tim Forsythe,

and the remainder of the

cast took center stage at the

Mars' Linn Performing Arts

really easy

working with people

I

already had

was nice already

said. "It

knowing how they would portray

their character,

and

was great getting to meet new faces and see how

Auditorium and sent the

The play took the audience through the life of Davey a boy known to find the best in any situation,

Quinn,

who

later

met

a

young

abusive father. That

uhich focused on friendship and everlasting

friend.

"The Voice of the

Prairie" written by

love.

John Olive,

the 1920s, followed broadcast storyteller for his tales of a

Quinn

childhood spent

But the radio

Quinn

Assistant professor of Communication, Theatre, and

Languages, Joe Kreizinger directed the cast of 12

freshmen from previous theater backgrounds

who

particapted in the Freshman/Transfer Showcase.

stories finally

life

with an

became

his best

a cold

ended

theater program's first-year students to receive in a

mainstage production within the first few weeks of their

in 1923,

when

told his audience about the night Frankie

was

Frankie heard his story on the radio one

afternoon. Immediately following the broadcast, Frankie

left in

"The show

search of Quinn, her one true love. is

really all

about opportunity, albeit

sometimes missed opportunity, and

"This production provides a venue for the university

and technical experience

girl living

little girl later

taken away from him. Nevertheless, true love prevailed

when

with Frankie.

significant acting

all

Park High School in Kansas City.

audience through a whirlwind of comedy and drama

who became famous

who

they perceived each character and the play."

literally see.

set in

for five performers

been working with," Forsythe

it

with

to familiarize themselves

each other came easy

is

really about

"Which for many of those involved m the Freshman/Transfer showhappens naturally when first venturing into the world taking reasonable risk," Kreizinger said.

of university theater."

university careers," Kreizinger said.

As a longstanding university tradition, the show was put together in approximately three weeks.

The

experience gave theater majors a chance to familiarize

themselves with the department.

Davey, played by Michael

Padden. clutches Frankie, played by

.'Kndrea Wright, to protect her from falling off a ledge during the annual

Freshman/Transfer Showcase. "The Voice of the Prairie" ran Sept.

25-28 and featured 12 cast members,

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Mu^Mik-

l^avid Baird said a special prosecutor

>tlu'ol 11l^lIul Jcalt Willi both an

was called to handle the case because

occurred in

inappropriate student and teacher

Auxier's husband. Rod, worked for the

continued in other counties.

R

II

relationship issue

t'iit't^

and a tragedy Jan.

16.

Mar^^ille High Schixil Engli.sh teacher

city's

Vicki Au.\ier, 47, officially resigned Jan.

6 from the schtxil district. The Mary\ille

appointed by the judge to handle the

R-11 Board of Education approved a

Separation Agreement and Release with

case.

the re\ocation of

Auxier's teaching license.

Auxier was charged with statutory

March

1

.

C felony

That day, Auxier turned

in to local law

enforcement

statement

to

field Feb.

Randy Strong, the

student,

appeared before the Division

11

Circuit

Court Judge Glen Dietrich.

1

life

after administrators placed her

on

Eugene

against Auxier

fall

High School

arrived.

a family

law, allegations

As

intercourse with a

The act is punishable by up to seven years

placed on

in prison.

control the environment.

16.

after

staff

member and the shock to the other faculty

investigation by MaryviUe Public Safety

male student, then

was

was found dead.

into whether Auxiet had inappropriate relations with a

It

member arrived and forced entry

Because of the sudden death of a

at

years of age engage in sexual

minor under age

member

she entered the house she

to the house that she

under statutory rape

second degree, in which adults 1

a

that day with the intent to

stay with her until a family

would not allow him to enter.

Under Missouri

to

Field Elementary Principal

home earlier

had admitted of the

officials.

least 2

due

David Weichinger had transported her

Further investigation also concluded

that Auxier

leave

personnel matter.

7,

with him during summer 2003.

in the

charges follow a month-long

now

Nancy McKee. She took her own administrative

27 by Public Safety

relationship to Maryville

She was released after posting $10,000 bond. On March 9 she

incident involved Eugene Field Elementary School's Office Manager

March

probable cause

a

stress.

The

admitted Auxier had sexual intercourse

herself

in the

presence of an attorney

The

According Sgt.

rape in the second degree, a class

a felony complaint

added

against .Auxier.

1

her Feb. 18. Superintendent Jay Reese

moved forward with

He filed

acts

Nodaway County and

Also that day, a death struck the Maryville School district, causing

Parks and Recreation Department.

Buchanan County Prosecuting Attorney Dwight Scroggins was

1

Court records indicate that the

and

17-

students, the elementary schoiil

was

kxk-down as a measure to better

by Sarah Swedberg Activity Fee

\ fee purposed by Student Senate could name entertainment and quality activities to the

bring big

By amarginof 30 votes, the Student Activities Fee passed on Feb. 18 with 883 students voting.

The

university.

close margin

came with 443 students voting

in favor

implemented, the fee would cover the costs for two mainstream artist concerts. Student Union activites, outside

of the fee and 4 1 2 students voting no. Tw-enty-eight students

and comedy shows. Students would also have the opportunity to choose what entertainment they wanted to bring to the university.

Dix

If

events, movies

"The main point we

really

want

to express to students

that every student has the opportunity to

come

events," Student Senate President Emily Dix said. that's

why we

feel that

students pay, regardless

it is

if

fair

is

to tJiese

"And

and reasonable to have

you are an online student,

all

a full-

and a undergraduate or graduate student." would cost full-time students enrolled in 1 2 hours

time, part-time

The fee

or more $50 per trimester. All part-time students taking less

"We decided to approach because there have been a students about

concerts

how

we have

the Student Activities Fee ideas

lot of complaints

on campus from

they are disappointed with the type of

had," Dix said. "They feel like there

Only

is

nothing to do in Maryville."

Student Senate's Events Planning Committee put

percent of the student body voted, which for student voter turnout.

evaluate the proposal.

With

19 Student Senators voting yes and four voting no.

Northwest's student government would go back to the Student Activities Fee Committee to make changes on either the proposal or

how

to better publicize the fee.

Student Senator Kara Ferguson said she thought Student Senate made a wise decision to re-evaluate the Activity Fee needed. "Students

feel like

feel like there

was

they weren't informed enough, and they

a massive

amount of confusion," Ferguson

said.

Student Senate needed to present the

Cabinet

for their input

would vote on the

fee to the President's

and vote. Then, the Board of Regents

fee.

Ferguson suggested students ask questions and voice their opinions by going into Student Senate's to senators.

each trimester's activities. Afterward, the committee would put together three packages of entertainment for

Ferguson

students to vote on.

this proposal."

l^BiHHBHSIl

5

But when Dix took the results of the Activities Fee Referendum vote on Feb. 24, Student Senate decided to re-

together focus groups and surveys to gather students input for

1

was typical

said

Proposal because students did not have the information they

1

would be charged $25 per trimester. Students would be unable to opt out of the fee, and their accounts would be directly charged each fall and spring semester.

hours or

abstained.

"They should find out said.

as

"Their vote

much is

Web

site

and

talk

information as they can,"

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Cable combustion leaves static Suckow

bv Stephanie

mh>.t.l(t*>nnr»iiutl

screen took the place of ESPN while charred

/^ i^i^g

remains replaced cahlc equipment.

Every local customer of Classic Cable

lost service

due to

a fire at the

southwest comer of town where the equipment was located Sept.

was the

"1

first

to find the fire rolling out of the generator

3.

and the doors

blown open," Classic Cable Technician Derek Sunderman said. "I called 91 right away, they responded very ciuickly and within 10 to 15 minutes the fire was out."

The smoke was without

Customers were

gone, but the damage had been done.

cable channels until the next morning

all

when channels

2-12 and

37 were available.

"We've been working on

it,"

trying to help customers understand that our technicians are

a Classic Cable employee said.

been coming back since

it

went

After investigation of the

"The cable has

just gradually

out."

fire,

Sunderman

said the generator,

powered by

propane, was the culprit.

Sunderman explained

Classic Cable

c (.inverter building caught

out in the M;in V

,iica tot

almost a week. Photo

on !.>

fife

due to a transfo

generator.

Mike D-ve

the

by forcing

tire

that a possible

power outage Oct. 28

triggered the

An electrical malfunction within the generator could have started it

to

move

to other

equipment located near

it.

Theft strikes Supercenter h\'

Aaron Bailey

BSSZESl ln\-estigation of an alleged W.il-.Man theft ring resulted in felony charges against six Maryville residents.

m

Starting

the

summer

of 2003,

between $25,000 and $50,000

in

merchandise and cash was stolen from the Maryville Wal-Mart Supercenter. Five of the six accused were employed at

the store and allegedly used a proce.ss led "underlaying" to steal the

merchandise. Underlaying entailed a register clerk that acted as

scanned but the recipient's

it

if

an item

didn't register

on

Haywood

Jackson, 19, a Missouri

said internal security at

Tamanda Jenkins were charged with one. However, former employee Aaron Scroggins was charged with one count of misdemeanor stealing by

was gathered.

deceit.

up

In order for the charge to be classified as a felony, the i.iollar

amount

had to exceed $500. Nodaway County

bill.

Wal-Mart employee and Andrea

Prosecutor David Baird said the maximum penalty for one count of

Hansen,

felony stealing by deceit was seven

Brandi Harrington, 21, a former

2

1

,

a Northw-est student,

were

Director of Public Safety Keith

Western State College student and former Wal-Mart employee, was charged with two counts of felony stealing by deceit, while former WalMart employee Charles Dryer, 20 and

charged with three counts of felony

years in prison or up to

stealing by deceit.

and

a

$5,000

fine.

one year

in jail

Wood

Wal-Mart

According to Wood, the exact number of suspects in the investigation

"We

as

more information

anybody

Wood

said. "If

invt)lved in this," is

afraid their

name may come

in the investigation,

contact us before

With

they should

we contact them.

many defendants

this

involved,

it

has the opportunity to multiply itself"

Wood hoped

wrap up the investigation the week after but was unsure if any more arrests would be made.

He

like this

ends and covering ever>'thing," said.

"At

Wood

this point, we're trying to

recover merchandise and analyze certain individuals."

are interested in

someone

information would be revealed.

"Right now, we're just tying up loose

alerted police of the thefts Jan. 30.

continued to grow

because of the outside chance that more

to

According to the probable cause statement,

filled

of

out by Officer Justin

Ballantyne of Maryville Public Safety,

one

was

employee

accused

of

appropriating approximately $15,000

worth of merchandise from the

"Most

of

what we're seeing

is

store.

that the

people inwiKed knew' whoever checked

them out and knew about (the activity),"

my

Wood

said.

illegal

"Kind of an

'I'll

deodorant and soap but skip

stressed that investigations

pay

for

were almost never finished

the

Walkman'

t\-pe

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of thing."

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Major tuni.ldus ripped

through the Kansas

Ciry-

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May- Repa

Devastations bring implications

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bv Alan Hargreaves

Kansas City Twisters

A

series ot

the Kansas Citv metropolitan area

tornadoes swept across

May

4 leaving a

trail

of

destruction.

The storm claimed

the

life

of one Kansas City man, while an

estimated 47 people sought treatment for minor injuries. Professor of meteorology at the University of

Oklahoma,

Chuck

Doswell, told The Kansas City Star that the metro area was fortunate because tornados could have been much vvcirse than what happened.

"My

friends were in the

had to go down

Oak

Park Mall at that time, and they

basement to wait for a few hours without Instructor Paco Martinez said. The National Weather Service Quick Response Team found four cases where tornadoes reached an F4 level on the Fujita scale. At this level, wind speeds ranged from 207 to 260 mph. With the understanding with the Kansas City area the devastation spread nearly one-quarter of a mile, county and citv governments requested more than $12 million in assistance. In neighborhoods, residents and city workers labored tirelessly to sort through the remnants of their homes, downed power lines and uprooted trees. The destruction wasn't limited to homes, as business owners were still battling the daunting task of reconciling with insurance light,"

companies three months later. According to the Star, Liberty business owner Jeannie Lash said she was finally ready for something good to happen as she

God

The Kansas City twisters caused one death" and less than 40 injuries. Windspeeds reached up

to

200 mph.

to the

Modern Language

prayed to

There were nine distinct tornado touchdowns in the Kansas City area.

not to

let

her

down during

troubled times.

Tornados ranged from feet to 2 miles in width could last between two

3

and and

15

minutes. Eighty-four

homes were

completely destroyed, and 97

homes

suffered major damage.

Four tornados in the Kansas City area reached F4 intensity on the Fujita scale.

F4

level tornados

hit the

metro since

in Clav County.

had not

May

1977

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Gun

control

triggers controversy hv lirrnt Chupiichm

Opponents of the law suggested

Missouri Citizens and heard the outcome of a Supreme Court passing hearing ahout the controversy that surrounded the concealed of a Missouri hill which allowed citizens to carr>' weapons last Septemher. hlocked the hill, St. Louis Circuit Judge Stephen Ohmer

lawmakers

tinally

which passed hy 23 to 10

in the

a

margin of

Senate, saying

11 5 to it

43

in the

House and

violated Article

1,

Section

of 23 of the Missouri State Constitution cites; "The right home, every citizen to keep and hear arms in defense of his

person and property, or when lawfully summoned in aid of not the civil power, shall not be questioned; hut this shall justify the wearing of concealed weapons." definition of the word "justify" presented the basis The article continued to

The

for legal opposition of the bill.

report Burton

Newman,

opponents of the

the attorney representing the

law, explained to the court the

word

meant "shall not allow." While the true meaning of the word "justify," used in both the 1875 and 1945 state Constitutions, was up to interpretation. Many opponents law. also worried about the social implications of the

possibilities of

being able

hidden knives, blackjacks or other lethal weapons locations where concealed firearms were not allowed.

to carry in

Opponents

also worried about routine traffic stops including

more vehicle searches

for

law enforcement officer

safety,

in

Hazelwood, Mo., Police Chief Carl Wolf iastmcted his officers "to routinely begin asking motorists if they have guns."

The concealed weapons bill passed through legislation without a statewide vote on the bill. In 1999, Missouri voters rejected a referendum for concealed weapons by a 52 to 48 percent margin. Although the referendum passed, in 104 out of 114 counties, urban areas opposed the measure. The requirements for the bill included a minimum age of record, an 23, the highest in the nation, a clear criminal eight-hour training course including a live firing exercise and full background checks by the state and FBI. The bill

prohibited concealed weapons in police stations, prisons, courthouses, hospitals, airports, schools, colleges, churches,

among other enumerated locations. Missouri State Supreme Court heard the appeal on

casinos and bars

The

Jan. 22,

and no decision had been

Abuse takes young

released.

life

bv Jennifer McNuir

Alone

in a

cocoon of duct

encompassing him. punished

A

tape,

the tape 9-year-old Kansas City boy was

..iroughout tliT evening, he gnawed

at

for stealing food.

Six more

rolls

of tape were purchased that night to keep

mummy-like state. Neil and Christy Edgar and family babysitter Chasity Boyd were all charged with first-degree murder and

him

in a

sentenced to

life

in prison for the Dec.

30 death of Brian

Edgar.

Edgars Brian was one of four children adopted by the who served as pastors in God's Creation Outreach Ministry, a storefront church

The

in Kansas City,

Kan.

couple's church closed after arrests were made.

Witnesses compared the church with a cult and asserted like a Christy Edgar dominated the congregation, much God's general commands an army. Five other members of

In the United States, 125.000 children suffered intentional injuries by their care provider annually.

Child abuse was the leading cause under the age

of death in children of four.

Creation were charged with child abuse children

who had

for disciplining

disrespected adults.

Marks found on

Brian's

body during an autopsy and on

evidence of the bodies of his brothers and sister, showed that extension child abuse. Further investigation revealed restrain the belts and plastic ties were often used to cords,

Edgar children after they misbehaved. The Edgar's 16-year-old son testified in court Brian had

been wrapped in tape as punishment for stealing food. boy Boyd, under direction from Brian's mother, took the wrapped

small storage in tape, with only his nose visible, to a

in a sleeping bag for the night. Brian hours before his adoptive father brought on Dec. the already stiffened corpse to KU Medical Center 30. Brian died of suffocation during the night.

room and placed him had been dead

for

The three remaining children defender!

their parents actions,

the at times citing die Bible as justification for

hai^h punishments.

The average response time from the abuse report" being filed to investigation was 54 hours. Familv preservation services were provided to 14.9 percent of children's families five years prior to their death

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Commissioners

A

Biirhara Walters

crack

down

legend decided to step

broadcasting

down from

her

post after 39 years in the industry.

hv Jodie Moore

FCC

Barbara Walters spent 25 years as a co-

Controversies, including the Super Bowl performance of pop stars Janet

host for "20/20." She joined

Jackson and Justin Timberlake, heated the battle between what was considered in 1976, after co-hosting

"decent" television and scandal.

90 million fans, Timberlake exposed Jackson's had not previously been rehearsed or approved by MTV or

In a live act that reached nearly breast in an act that

CBS

ABC News

NBC's "Today"

show

for 13 years.

At ABC,

first

woman

anchor an evening

to

she was the

sponsors.

The

Communications Commission reacted quickly, investigating both Commissioner Michael Copps said the case could have had a "galvanizing effect" on a movement toward tightening the rules that govern what can and cannot be aired according to the FCC. CBS responded to the commission's investigation and public outcry by airing the Grammy Awards on a 5-minute delay. Other networks followed suit to protect themselves in the wake of public concern and the watchful eye of the FCC. NBC refused to air an "ER" episode until a scene of an elderly woman's breast was removed, and ABC chose to air the Academy Awards on a 7 -second delay. University of South California's Annenberg School for Communication's Federal

network newscast.

of the stars and the network.

professor Martin to, to

Kaplan was concerned about the extent the networks were going

The

news anchor said her

74-year-old

reasons for leaving "20/20" had nothing to

do with the pressure she

felt to

accommodate to a younger audience nor did they have anything to

do with the

industry's competition.

Walters said in a statement issued by

ABC that she wanted to be more flexible

avoid controversy.

Kaplan told

CNN

removing the ER scene showed viewers immaturity

to

distinguish artistic expression from vulgarity for profit.

with her

work on

However, some, including Doug Sudhoff, a network news veteran and assistant Mass Communications believed the initial paroxysms were only

professor of

temporary.

life

without having to always

a weekly newsmagazine.

Throughout her career

at "20/20,"

Walters interviewed a wide scope of

"The blow-up over the whole Super Bowl half-time and the focusing of the on the entire entertainment industry will have little effect and will blow over," Sudhoff said. 'Toliticians (will) scream and shout over the issue until they move onto something else, and at that point, the FCC will move on as well. The only way real change will happen is if the consumer says, 'I'm tired of this.'" spotlight

people. In

March of 1999, her interview

with Monica Lewinsky drew an audience of more than 48 million viewers.

Walters said she would do J.C. Chasez, former N'SYNC singer, vi^as cancelled frin the

Act

National Football Leage's Pro

that

halftime

show because

his

portrayed sexually indecent

Howard Stern was

Bovifl

filtered

interview specials a year and would

blocked visual obscenities

continue to produce and occasionally co-

were harmfid

to

minors. host the daytime talk show 'The View."

music lyrics.

cancelled from

were in effect that prohibited people from saying things in an offensive manner. Obscenity

law:i,

Clear Channel Radio Stations

six

to racial comments that occurred after an on-air interview.

The FCC defined obscene material as describing sexual content "in a

patently offensive way" and lacking Janet Jackson

was

ridiculed for

the

NFL Super Bowl

performance

halftime

vrith Justin Timberlake.

ABC

planned

to

change

newsmagazine's format to make

the it

dependent on Walter's interviews,

due

her breast baring performance for

six

Internet Protection

The Children's

"serious literary, artistic, political or

Indecent material offensive but still contained references to sex or

ABC News

less

after

President David Westin

expressed his concern.

Aside from being one of ABC's top

scientific value."

was not

as

reporters,

model

Walters also served as a role

for

many

in the broadcasting

excretions. industry, including

Obscene material couldn't be onair between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. because children could be watching.

Viacom, CBS, Corporate cousin to

MTV, apologized and

said the

display of Janet Jackson's breast

The FCC regulated indecent programming on broadcast and cable

TV

content.

was

"unrehearsed, inconsistent with assurances we had about the content of the performance."

NBC's Katie Couric

and Pat O'Brien of NBC's "Access Hollywood." Walters said she waited to announce

her departure until "20/20" was an unquestionably strong, stable program.


Accusations resurface by Brent Chappclow charges brought upon Jackson. faltered

when

otticials

and giving alcohol Officials in

to a

Miranda Smith.

18.

Calif.,

brought seven

giving a child an "intoxicating agent" against Michael Jackson.

his

In response to the charges, Jackson released a letter from at

mjnews.us stating the charges were

According to Santa Barbara County

District

Attorney

Tom Sneddon, the allegations of "substantial sexual conduct" could destroy the possibility for parole and lead to 24 years in prison

if

found

guilty.

Although IZ-year-old Gavin Arviso alleged Jackson molested him in 1993, no charges were pressed. The case presented the

first

instance of actual child molestation

said

sophomore

SUV

and danced

for the

crowd of

spectators. Jackson's

counsel, Benjamin Brafman, told reporters he'd never seen

anything "1

lie."

it,"

After pleading innocent to the charges at a Jan. 16 left the courthouse and jumped onto

arraignment, Jackson

pressroom

thought since he was

minor on Dec.

Santa Barbara County,

"predicated on a big

He

Michael Jackson he could get away with

felony counts of child molestation and two felony counts of

his official

"

charged him tor child molestation

like

it.

think he's digging himself

freshman

in a bigger hole," said

Jessie Nielsen.

After the party-type atmosphere in\ited his

many

on the SUV, Jackson

fans to his post-arraignment party celebration at

Ne\crland Ranch. Jackson

said

he was

grateful for his fans

Apnl 2. Brafman told the press the

support. His preliminar>- hearing was scheduled for

In

an

E!

Online news

report,

outpouring of love for Jackson was extraordinary.

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Marlins

celebrate Mia

New

defeating the

York Yankees 2-0 to

win

Game

World

6 of the

Series

Saturday. Oct. 25.

2003

in

New

York

The Marlins won series 4 I

AP

games

.

the

to 2.

PhumlCharlcs

Kntpa)

Marlins catch unexpected victory by

Bill

KnusI

IWniliRraiTtlS Tlie Florida Marlins were 13 games below .500. To make matters worse, they hired a 72-year-old Jack McKeon to straighten the ball cluh out on May 10. The hire was criticized on TV and radio stations across the country. The baseball world laughed inside but praised the hire McKeon on the outside. They praised it because they figured the Marlins would be an easy team to beat the

rest

later,

McKeon

led the

Horida

World Series and they toppled the New York Yankees games to become world champions.

Marlins to the in six

"At

first

I

questioned his age, but

end," Bearcat baseball player

it

was

a

good decision

in the

Adam Williamson said.

four.

score tied 3-3

Alex Goniale: a walk-off tied the

hit

home

World

Weaver's

left his bat,

The

run.

m

the 12th inning, Marlins' shortstop

slider barely

blast

over the

left field

fence for

gave the Marlins a 4-3 victory and

Series 2-2 in the best of seven match-up.

and he

and coach Perry

the ball to leave the park from the

at

said

moment it

he was delighted when he reached

Hill confirmed the

The next two games

home

first

base

run.

featured timely hitting and the birth of a

pitching star to help the Marlins end the Yankees hopes.

The pitching star was

The key moment in the season may have been a meeting McKeon held with the ball club in September, Marlins reliever Chad Fox

close out the Yankees in

23-year-old Josh Beckett.

With a chance to

Yankee Stadium, Beckett did not waste an

opportunity for a celebration that night in

New York.

Williamson said that he thought Beckett played an awesome game,

said.

"He told us, flat out, 'Check your egos at the door. Whatever we'\'e do to win, we're gonna do,'" Fox told ESPN. And true to McKeon's word, the Marlins found a way to win in

got to

every situation during the 2003 postseason.

Game four was the perfect example. Both teams battled with each other throughout the game. Former Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens toed the rubber for what was supposed to be his

Winded and running low on energy,

in the

last

second baseman Luis Castillo. Castillo stared the lifted

ovation in

fastball

Marlins'

down

but

the bat off his shoulder. Clemens walked off to a standing

Miami

that niuht.

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and he was the

MVP of the game.

He threw a complete game shut out ESPN.'s Jayson Stark described as, "a gem." He held a lineup that led the league in home runs and runs scored to just five hits. And in the ninth inning, an inning the Yankees made many miraculous comebacks, he

retired the Yankees,

1-2-3.

McKeon

game.

bottom of the seventh,

Clemens managed to reach back and fire one more fastball by never

With the

Gonzalez shouted

of the season.

they know, five months

Little did

Despite Clemens strong performance, Yankees pitcher Jeft Weaver

decided game

one

did Stark

compared Beckett

to

better in describing Beckett's game.

some o( the

"He's just got that mystique that the great pitchers have," said.

"Every time this guy

is

on the mound, you

feel you're

McKeon going to

win. He's like Pedro (Martinez) or (Roger) Clemens. Tliose guys their

teams on their backs, and

He

greatest pitchers in the game.

that's

what

this

lift

guv wants to do."


Patriots

win

in final seconds hv

The New England

Super Bowl C~.\riilina

Colt' VoiHi"

and the Bowl XXXVl,

Patriots

PcUithers squared off in Super

a game many fans and sports experts expected to be one of the most boring games in Super Bowl history.

The

Patriots took their slow-paced, efficient offense

In addition to the

game

New

game

as a battle of

England's

Tom

itself,

football analysts looked

up-and-coming quarterbacks.

Bowl

Brady, with one Super

to

his credit, faced off against Panther's quarterback Jake

Delhomme, who looked

to

make

his

name

in the

Many of the analysts were correct game through

the

first

in their prediction

three quarters.

Going

into the fourth quarter, the Patriots led only 14-10.

In the fourth quarter, both teams and quarterbacks

came

alive.

Delhomme

led the Panthers to three

fourth-quarter touchdowns, finishing the

game 16-33

last.

His performance was outshadowed by Brady

game with

a Super

who

Bowl record of 32

completions. In addition, he passed for 354 yards.

main accomplishment came when he led squad to the game-winning drive with 1:08

Brady's his

remaining with the game knotted Patriots' kicker

Adam

field goals earlier in the

Nation Football League. of a boring

Delhomme motivated his team by scoring touchdowns, although the patriots received the ball

finished the

into battle with the Panthers' strong defense.

at the

According to a post-game press conference with panther's head coach John Fox said that

CNN,

goal to

at 29.

Vinatieri,

who

game, made

missed two

a 31 -yard field

win Super Bowl XXXVI. won the game with the winning field

Since Vinatieri goal,

he

Brady

said

he

won

felt

obligated to hoist the trophy.

the quarterback battle, winning the

game's Most Valuable Player by the Associated Press. In a post-game conference, Brady said to

win the

Super Bowl was incredible.

with 323 passing yards.

Armstrong pedals to

5th victory in Paris by Jessica Hartley

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Wind wisped through

their necks, but cyclists rode

their hair, rain stung their faces

through obstacles

as they

and sun burned

looked on to be the

first

to finish

the Tour de France. Bikers looped through various French locations July 5-27, climbed mountains, sprinted distances and dodged fans across various terrain. Lance Armstrong, however, pulled through

with a victory, becoming the

The 90th

fifth

man

to

win the Tour

five times.

edition of the Tour began in fair weather through the heart of Paris.

The

first

ended in a pile-up of cyclists from an unplanned S-curve on a narrow street, which knocked out two riders and injured some of the top competitors. Armstrong struggled at the halfway point of the race, presenting a challenge for the Tour. Armstrong's biggest rival, Germany's Jan Ulrich, won stage 12. By stage 15, Armstrong finally gained the lead but after his handlebar snagged a fan's bag just before the finish line. Armstrong led stage 19 and Ulrich shadowed him by a minute. But Armstrong got a break when rainy weather caused Ulrich to crash, allowing Armstrong to pedal into the lead. Armstrong took the final stage of the Tour with a 61-second lead, setting the overall ^tage

race speed record.

Lance Armstrong leaves

the pivlium after the

1

9th stage ot the Tour de

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try to

their w.u

New

York

City during blackout that

.i

hit

steamy U.S. and L'anadian cities Aut: 14, stranding

peopK-

m subways, closint: nine nuclear power plants trom

New

York

to Michigan and choking streets with workers driven from stifling offices. (AF PhotolFTonk Franklin

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Bright lights characterized the sensory

Timos Square.

handed together

to

When

overcome

the city turned hlack,

New

Yorkers

obstacles.

at HBO Sports m New York Ciry, the entire Northeast region of the country lost power

During Senior Kenton McDonald's summer mtemship

at

approximately 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time Aug.

affected

more than 50 million people

14.

The

blackout

across the East Coast,

Canada

and the Midwest. New Yorkers dealt without power for nearly 30 hours. "When Times Square was completely dark, after the sun went down, it

was incredible," McDonald

said.

"The only

light that

you could see

it

was

difficult to stay

blackout with lines of communication down.

updated on the

The thousands

of people

gathered in Times Square began to eavesdrop on live broadcasts to learn about the extent of the blackout

and why

it

happened.

"People in the office thought maybe we were under some sort of attack,"

McDonald

said.

"Nobody had any

idea

what was going on

because no information was being given out."

With the

to spill into the streets.

According

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The U.S.

space program

NASA

sell

and make beer that

otherwise would have gone bad.

was kind of funny because people were all in good spirits," bar having a good time. The windows

"It

McDonald said. "They were at the

lot of

the people were pouriLl

out into the streets drinking beer." Spirits

where high despite temperatures reaching the upper 90s and With no electricity, hot dog and pretzel vendors

limited food sources.

dominated the food market and sold-out by nightfall. McDonald said he expected people to be upset and resort to violence, but everyone used

as

it

an excuse to

relax.

actually heard people say,

we can get through

this,"

compared to 9-11

,

this isn't

any big deal

McDonald said. "They were thinking,

gone through worse things before, a blackout

is

'we ha\e

not going to eftect

us."'

unknown

Exploration of the h\'

to pass time

themselves comfortable. Local pubs stayed open to

"1

lack of electricity halting public transportation, stranded

commuters filled sidewalks and began

McDonald said. As the sun went down, people found ways

Island,"

were open, they had candles going and a

was from the headlights of cars. People were everywhere."

According to McDonald,

to McDonald, some citizens took it upon themselves to direct traffic and those with cars offered complete strangers rides home, he said. "People were picking up people that they didn't know and taking them by car out to their homes in New Jersey, Connecticut or Long

Jamie Schiro

sent the equipment to Mars to

Richardson was interested

in the latest

news

explore the area's soils and discover whether

from Mars and read daily information provided

January,

the region could or had ever sustained

on the

foot

NASA's Web Site stated there were two spots located on Mars, Gusev Crater a possible

reached their goal of landing on Mars in

and although humans had not yet set on the red planet, NASA's Exploration

Rovers collected samples.

The twin robot

spacecrafts were what

former lake and Meridani Planum, where

The rounded

mineral deposits were found, which led to the

scientist referred to as geologists.

machines had bodies and arms that collected samples of the planet's surface.

They were

also

equipped with scientific instruments such

as

cameras, magnets and a microscopic imaginer.

The equipment N.ASA officials

sent signals back to Earth for to

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life.

examine.

prediction there

may have been

"Forty percent of missions

water.

fail.

Take the

Internet.

NASA

believed this was a

huge accomplishment and would provide

useful

information for the future.

"Things are definitely headed that way. As President George

W. Bush proposed, a moonmany similar goals of

base could help achieve

NASA,"

Richardson

The United

said.

States planned to build a

moon-

European spacecraft Beagle for instance. It was sent to Mars and never heard of again,"

base for studies in outer space and to discover

Assistant Professor of chemistry and physics

life

David Richardson

plan up and running no later than 2020.

said.

it

could ever sustain. Bush hoped to have the


Captured

seriel killer confesses by Sarah Swfdhorg

Green River River

After 20 years ot seaalimK tor the

Killer

Killer, police finally

Green River murdering 48

in the Pacific

guilty

on Nov. 6

Northwest. Most

to

of his victims'

A Seattle judge sentenced Ridgway to life m prison at Washington Judge Richard Jones said he hoped Ridgway would remember the faces of his victims in his dreams and private thoughts from his grisly if

Ridgway had a drop of emotion he'd be

for the balance of his

life.

54-year-old industrial painter from Auburn, Wash, confessed

The

more murders than any other serial killer in U.S. history'. His arrest in 2001 ended the country's longest-running serial murder to

investigation.

Ridgway

ladies.

and hoped they would King County to the

December, he

told families, gathered in court in

keep from killing any

Ridgway apologised

for the

tried to

unfound

ladies

rest in peace.

sheriff's officers

.ill

ihe killings and agreed to help police locate the

and prosecutors got Ridgway to confess it he told the

crime by bargaining with him. They told him,

the deal was signed, detectives questioned Ridgway for

months

as

iiffice

he lived

Ridgway lived in a and slept on a bare

in their headquarters.

in the center of the building

mattress.

He

State Penitentiary without parole.

haunted

,ih(uit

Once six

small

bodies were found in and around Seattle.

deeds. Jones added that

truth

bodies of his victims, he could avoid the death penalty.

Gary Ridtjway, pled

Killer,

women

C.ireeii

Laptured their man.

and

spent each day under heavy guard

women who had once

— surrounded by the men

tried to catch

him

in the 1980s.

Everyday, Ridgway went to a room, took a seat before a camera

and began answering questions. On tape, Ridgway confessed to killing 48 women, who were either prostitutes or runaways. Ridgway picked young women who worked on the streets. He took them in his car and disappeared into the night to kill them. He said he chose prostitutes because they were easy to pick up and might never have been reported missing. To jog his memory, detectives took Ridgway back to the sites where he had dumped the bodies. Ridgway placed his first six victims near the banks of the Green River south of Seattle.

up near ravines,

The remains

rivers, airports

of dozens of

women

turned

and freeways since the 1980s.

Wildfires ravage California by lainie Schiro

ESgaBSESSI month least 14

ot

Dunng

the

October, wildfires killed at

people and sent thousands to

refuge, while charring parts of the

Southern California

Firefighters

were late

to find only charred rubble in

November

after the fires

calmed.

Director of Emergency Services for the

area.

left

and many Calitornians

Red Cross Steve

Sisk said the short

of people with nowhere

Ventura County's Simi Valley, as far south as San Diego County. Engulfing more than 85,000 acres, California's hot and dry

notice

temperatures, along with high winds,

acres burned were within city limits.

some places, flames were said to be more than 100 feet tall. The fires destroyed more than ,000

President George

Fires blazed in

spread the blaze. In

1

homes,

left

electricity

tens of iJiousands without

and took the

lives of

to go

left a lot

.

According to

Once

the inferno calmed, U.S.

and Ventura counties major areas.

Correspondents of

Marquez and

games changed locations and essentially, only the fundamental services remained open. California saw

declaring

wildfires in the past but

none that

covered such an amount of land.

W. Bush declared Los

Angeles, San Bernardino, San Diego

California residents. Schools closed, pro-sports

CNN, San Diego's fire

chief said at least 25,000 of the 85,000

it

disaster

CNN Miguel

Jeff Flock believed

a national disaster area,

governments, businesses and people affected by the fires

some

would begin to see

of the federal dollars heading

U.S. Forest Service

firefigliterBnanTheler from the Cleveland National Forest battles

the Cedat Fite late Tuesdav. Oct. 28 .n Dcscanso. Calif. The Cedar Fire wa,^ one of ten hiiming throushout Southern California. lAP PK>tol\Uu Yorkl

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months

Following c\li.iu>iinj; .-prints

Keny

surprised

on

ot

Massachasetts Sen. John

tlic L.iiniMij^i trail,

opponents hy emerging

iis

the front-runner tor

the Democratic presidential nomination. .As

major campaign

eftorts got

caucus, pre-primary polls

under way, the majority

showed former Vermont Gov.

Deiin iÂŤ the taxorite candidate to take

Bush

in

2004. But Kerry's

the kxation o( the

VChcn the

results

first

camp

campaigning

caucus. lowians hit the polls

wtm, taking 38 percent of the

From

on President George

persisted,

were revealed,

tliere, Kerry's eftorts

it

ot pt\

Hou,ii\l

w;is Kerry,

\X

in Iowa,

on Jan.

not Dean,

1

9.

who

votes.

gained

momentum. The next week.

New Hampshire's primary took place, and again, Kerry emerged as the winner.

Week

three primaries were held in

New Mexico,

Missouri, Delaware

.Arizona with Kerry winning all hut Oklahoma Kerry's

retired

and

and South Carolina.

campaign picked up, other contenders dropped out

based on primary

Independent candidates distracted \otes from major party runners and some students thought

it

really didn't cause

major

results.

Rep. Dick Gephardt, Sen. Joe Lieberman,

Gen. Wesley Clark and eventually Dean

all

ended their

upsets in the election process. "1

Croskrey

said. "That's

how

a

democracy works.

If

he wants

to

may have been based on

his

health coverage to 97 percent of Americans, lower education

nomination. Despite the dropouts, some candidates chose to

costs

the Rev. Al Sharpton continued their campaigns despite

extremely low poll showings and Independent Ralph Nader iinnounced his ciindidacy in

and

retain tax cuts. Additionally, while other candidates

EJw-arii. ot retirevi

at

each other, Kerry saved his

for Bush, leaving

him

a

message in his Iowa victory speech.

Rev.

A[ Stiarpton of New and Rep. Dermis

Kucin.dr. of Ohio pose

let

the door

CNN.

him

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Taped kidnapping prompts action by Janea Philip

Carlie Brucia

The importance ofchild safety was brought

to America's attention after witnessing girl

an

1 1

-year-old, Florida

being led to her death.

Carlie Brucia took a short-cut Sarasota, Fla. carwash Feb.

1.

home behind

As the young

girl

a closed

walked along

the pavement, a surveillance camera captured her being pulled away by a middle-aged, white man. Sarasota police officials issued an AMBER alert for Brucia immediately after she was reported missing. After public viewing of surveillance tapes, tips from various community members led to the arrest of 37-year-old, Joseph Smith Feb.

memorial service took place at the Central Church stemming a crowd of more than 1 ,000 who displayed their grievances. The second memorial occurred at the Church of the Palms with a crowd of more than 1,500. The Kansas City Star reported the Central Church of Christ vowed to turn the woods behind the church into a memorial

The

first

of Christ,

site for Brucia.

The distressing experience caused even more controversy when it was discovered that Smith had been arrested 13 times before the incident occurred and Julie Chen of CNN News said Carlie Brucia's family demanded to know why a drug addict

3.

with previous kidnapping accusations was not behind bars

Three days after the arrest of Smith, officials found Brucia's body in the woods, a few miles away from the carwash, behind

before.

the Central

Church

of Christ.

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death.

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of child

kidnappings and

homicides prompted many investigations and changes

Smith would pay the ultimate price for taking such a young life according to Kron 4. The kidnapping was the first child abduction to be caught on tape in U.S. history According toThe Kansas City Star, two memorial services were conducted for community members to mourn Brucia's Sheriff Captain Jeff Bell said

AMBER

in safety

Alert system. Brucia's

abduction sparked an era of change throughout the nation

compelling people to

start

new programs promoting

child

safety.

After they viewed the final images of Carlie Brucia, Kansas

City Star reporter to

Jd

Kerry' of Massadlusetts. the

togedier pnor to the 'Rock

Kerry told Bush to watch out and to not out, according to

North Caiulina

Amiy Gen. Wesley

Claris of .'\rkansas; Sen.

York;

took shots

on the way

late February.

How-ani Dean, of Vermont

Mosley BraunofIll.noKSen.Johr

Kerry's rise as the front-runner

contenders for the 2,162 delegate votes needed to secure the

Rep. Dennis Kucinich and

to ngtit. Sen.

Connectict; former govern

fornier Sen. Carol

run, let him."

stance as the "working man's leader" and his promises to provide

in the race as independents.

left

Jt>eph Liet^rman of

think everyone should have a chance to run," Jennifer

campaigns, leaving only Kerry and Sen. John Edwards as major

remain

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South Carolina,

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recall

Ata-r a mill of successes

mcnie mdusm, .Arnold Schwanenegger was elected

in the

on Gray

iii

Calitomia's 38th governor, after a

Davis.

Schwarzenegger's

first

act as governor

was signing an

executive order that reversed an unpopular increase in the vehicle license tee.

According to

CNN,

Arnold

he was not replacing a

wanted to change

man

said in his inaugural speech

or politiail part>' hut that he

California's entire political outlook.

After inaugurated, Schwarzenegger promised to restore

confidence in the government. to be at least

$11.5

He faced a shortfall expected coming year. He promised

billion in the

to eliminate the deficit without raising taxes or cutting

education spending as the state of California had the largest deficit,

nationwide. Schwanenegger also promised to convene

a special session of the state legislature to address the fiscal

and overhaul the

crisis

Amid

admirers, Arnold Schwaricnes^qcr t,illc> luth reporters jttcr his speech as he othe campus of Calilomia State Universitv. L.mg Beach. Sept. 3. (.4P PhutolRic

Calitomia

t

takes his campg,

state's

compensation system.

For the people of California, Schwarzenegger promised not

Fr<im-u)

to let

them doun.

Homosexuals battle for matrimony rights bv Nikki Noble i^yVJLlf'ltf f >HJ

controversial

.A

by

ruling

the

In a written statement reported by

Massachusetts Supreme Court sparked strong reactions from

must provide basic

heterosexual and homosexual couples.

traditional couples."

The Court

months

ruled the state legislature had six

to

re-write state marriage laws allowing same-sex couples to marr^' in

November. This ruling was made

in response to a

lawsuit by seven, same-sex couples from Massachusetts

who The

were denied marriage licenses by various town halls. ruling stated attorneys "failed to identify any constitutionally adequate reason" to deny gay and lesbian

W. Bush. Romney

and strong from

to the issue were swift

Massachusetts Gov. Mitt

Romney and

U.S. President George

said the state legislature

would comply with

the court order but said he would begin working toward a constitutional

amendment

"that will be consistent with

what

I

said marriage

was sacred and should only be between a

man and woman, and

said

he would defend the sanctity of

marriage, according to an article published

When

the case was

House spokesman,

still

on

CNN.

pending, Scott McClellan, a White

said that

who

filed

Bush wished to

"codify' his belief

that marriage should be limited to unions between a

man and

a

non-

to

the lawsuit were thrilled

when

results.

"Without a doubt

this

is

the happiest day in our lives," said

Gloria Baily, one of the fourteen people

who

tiled

the lawsuit

was one of the best days of her life and that the most important thing was to know she and her partner would be at

said

it

each other's

side,

according to

CNN. tallied

with the majority

according to Gallup polls conducted from 1996 to 2004. polls

The

concluded between 55 and 68 percent of Americans were

opposed to "legalizing same-sex marriage" and 47 to 50 percent of Americans were in favor ot a constitutional

amendment

banning these marriages. Traditionally, states determined

think the feelings are of the commonwealth."

Bush

couples

they heard the

CNN, Romney said, "We

and appropriate benefits

Bush and Romney's opinions

couples the right to marry.

Opposed reactions

The seven

civil rights

what

rights

homosexual

couples received. Laws prohibiting consensual sodomy existed in 13 states, and four states prohibited sexual acts of any kind between same-sex partners. Vermont law allowed same-sex civil unions, and Alaska, California and Washington D.C. had otificial registries for

same-sex couples.

Thirt>-six states, including

Missouri, had laws banning same-sex marriages.

come

woman," but had not endorsed a constitutional amendment. Although the ruling dealt only with marriage, lawmakers did

conclusions, and that's appropriate," said Vice President Dick

not say they would fight other forms of recognition for same-sex

Cheney

couples.

think there should necessarily be a federal policy in this area."

"I

think different states are likely to

in

to different

an October 2000 debate, according to CNN.

"I

,v,f

don't

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.M-f A

7

.'//


Deadly disease Late response

unmasked

takes lives

by Samuel Muchiri und Kara Swink

SARS

by Jennifer McNair

Face masks covered mouths protectinj; against the deadly respiratory

and killed more than 800 people. Acute Respiratory Syndrome was reported on Feb.

disease that hit 32 countries

The

first

case ot Severe

26, 200.5 in Hanoi,

Vietnam.

Students

A man was admitted with a hi{;h fever, dry cough,

muscle soreness and mild sore throat.

The

disease spread throughout hospitals affecting hospital workers

became

ill

SARS

killed

Friendship University awoke Nov. 24

who

SARS.

with symptoms similar to

to a smoke-filled hall

approximately 813 people and sickened 8,437 others before

was put under control. The disease proved particularly dangerous

in

it

and the

that their lives depended

realization

on

finding a

Asian

way out of the burning dormitory

countries such as China, Singapore and Thailand and to a lesser extent to

western countries such as Canada.

building.

Foreign travelers going in and out of the countries were required to

fill

out

The

symptoms occurred, travelers were put under isolation. Health officials in the U.S reported eight confirmed cases, 19 probable cases and 34 suspected cases of SARS according to World Health Organi:ation. medical forms, and

at

Moscow's Patrice Lumumba Peoples

if

fire,

which claimed the

lives of

36 foreign students and injured 170

1

others,

International air travel shrank 2.4 percent in 2003 after a narrow gain a year earlier due to

SARS

alert,

according to the International Air Transport

blazes

was considered one of the worst

Moscow had

seen in more than

Association.

According to Wall Street Journal, China claimed

SARS

virus.

It

included injecting a dead

China gave permission

SARS

to

have a vaccine

26

for the

virus that raised immunity'.

Students

who escaped

the

fire

witnessed fellow residents screaming

an experimental S.ARS

tor doctors to start injecting

years.

and jumping from windows of the

virus vaccine into 30 volunteers Jan. 19.

burning five-story building. "People

still

inside the building were

shouting, 'Help us, save us!'

Bush declares

first strikes justifiable bv Kara Swink

The entire

building was ablaze, and people were so desperate, they were jumping out the

President

l!i.lJJ..i .ULtjJ.Hffrag

George W. Bush declared

in a national

security strategy that the military

adopt a threats

would

strike-first policy against terrorist if

However, U.N. Nations Secretary-General Kofi

Annan

told world leaders the U.S.

doctrine of preemptive strikes posed as

article in the

Annan believed the U.S. first strike precedent opened doors of devastation

more aggressive approach to combating weapons of mass destruction. The policy

surrounding India and Pakistan, Japan and North Korea, and countless other nations.

transfer of weapon's

In the past, U.S. officials saw advantages

components or destroy them before

and kept the world guessing about how the United States would respond to evidence that a country or terrorist group was hiding WMD.

aimed to prevent the assembled.

The United

no longer solely rely on a "reactive posture" and that the nation had to be ready to strike first said States could

Bush, according to an

USA

Today

Richard Frucht, department chair of of history, humanities,

science believed

used

tell

said.

However, according

the rest of the world to

mean they will," Frucht this

monstrosity with skepticism and caution." report. Bush's first since

he became

president, summarized his strategy as

evolved after the Sept.

and underpinned Saddam Hussein.

____|_,

all states, if

should only be

"You always have to approach

The

which prescribed

understood

get lost, that doesn't

with threats through a system

the right of self-defense.

first strikes

his

1 1

it

terrorist attacks,

campaign against

an

Annan,

countries

needed the unique legitimac\

provided by the United Nations.

that," Frucht said. "But

in order for this to work.

it

has to be

in,

but

arrived

recently

in

Russia from

developing countries. Students were

now

month

held for a

in the building under

quarantine until cleared by a medical

we're going

Many

of the dorm's inhabitants

believed more lives could have been

spared

if

It

rescue efforts had arrived

took the fire department more

than 30 minutes to respond. Once firetrucks arrived,

low water pressure

We'\e jumped

into a pool of quick sand that looked fun to

swim

America and the Caribbean. The dorm served as a quarantine for students that

sooner.

"We presume we know the right answers and we think because of that, everyone will both

majority of the building's 272

examination. to

broader threats to maintain peace and

knowledge

The

residents were from Africa, Asia, Latin

attacked, retained

when states used force to deal with

security, they

Los Angeles Times.

when the world bculy w-,is founded,

philosophy and political

when needed.

"When you

Since 1945,

states usually dealt

based on collecti\'e security and the U.N. Charter,

article.

at the university, said according to

stabiliry.

United States of America," introduced a

"The National Security Strategy of the

windows," Idibek Sharapov, a student

fundamental challenge to v\orld peace and the

United Nations

needed.

a

down

fast."

impaired the

fire

fighting efforts.


Red meat recall <,irah

Dittmann

average person ate 65 pounds ot

beef a year and America was shaken to learn of

mad cow

its first

case of

disease at the close of

2003.

Imported from Canada to Washington state, an infected were byproducts cow's distributed to eight other states.

Despite assurances from Agriculture Secretary .Ann X'eneman

American beef was still more than 5C countries

that safe,

banned U.S. beef imports, and cattle prices dropped more than

Workers check through products maJe from L'.S

20 per-cent within a month of

the

South Korean fir^t

t'cvxi

impvirteJ beel m front of trash burner on Januarv 16. 2CC-4 in Incheon. South Korea. .\ company that used U-S heet has incinerated 6CV? ton of products. South Korea and Japan su.spended US heet imports after mad cow disease m the L njted Mates. .>^>r: S Chun^: Surj^Ju^.'Gcn^ Jn-,^^;.

outbreak of

the case.

However, a report conducted by Massachusetts-based firm Global Insight Inc. reported 90

percent of Americans were confident U.S. beef was safe. By the end of January, cattle prices rose again.

in the brain

ment and

only .001 percent of cattle were

they warned there was a slightly

tested

higher risk for those who consumed ground beef, hot dogs, taco meat or lunch meats on a

when

spread

people or other cows

and spinal cord

from the spines and bones of the

which ate holes

and lead to derange-

Mad cow

ate the brain matter

disease

Higher

risk

Food and Drug .Administration recommended the government to

increase knowledge

whether

about

BSE transmissible,

degenerath'e,

fatal disease affecting

the central

ner\"ous s\'stem

Prions were never foimd in dair\- products.

dietary

cosmetics,

supplements, drugs and the blood supply were risk factors in

human

disease contractiOTi.

More people died from pathogenic bacteria than \ictim to the

No one became infected as a result

Mad Cow

in

fell

human form

of

theUK: there had

been zero cases

of the Washington cow.

matter ot infected animals.

.Mad cow disease was anotiier for Bo\lne Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE).

name

for the occurrence.

In mid-Februar\-, the United States

increase testing in cows, also known

regular basis.

stemmed from the the meats, which were made from several sources, sometimes made by advanced meat recovers' systems. These machines strip flesh

death.

blamed the beef

beef was safe for consumption,

disease was linked to Creuti-

feldt-Jakob disease,

critics

industry's low testing policy

According to The Week, mad

cow

Some

While U.S. Department of Agriculture officials promised

in the U.S.

Epidemic attacks worldwide by

With S.\RS predominantly contained, Asians braced

linTiBSiffl

themseK

es for

another dangerous outbreak: Bird

.\vian intluerua. or bird resulting in

Jessica Tasler

flu,

including India and the European Union, banned poultry- imports from countries with confirmed cases.

flu.

On Jan.

ripped through Asian poultry farms

more than 20 human deaths and the

culling of millions of

ducks and chickens. .\ strain of the

avian influenza virus

known

as

H5N1

caused the

was highly contagious and rapidly fatal among poultry- and, unlike other strains, was able to be passed to humans who had direct contact with infected chickens and their feces. The epidemic was first identified in December in South Korea. In a matter of months, it spread to Thailand. Cambodia, Japan, China, outbreak.

The

.As

more -

-

humans amd

ultr\

to tn-

and con-

-..:.

t.l

,

;:^-

^l'. .:..

the first

.According to

were three kev

human victim of the x-irus was confirmed in Vietnam.

MSN BC The Food and .Agriculture Organiation said there

strategies to

prevent the outbreak from reoccurring: the rapid

slaughter of infected tlocks, modemi:ation of poultry farming and early detection.

If those

methods were not followed, disastrous results would occur

according to World Health Organiation's Regional Director Shigeru Omi. "There's always potential for this kind of outbreak to result in serious

poultry.

cases emerged. .Asian governments ordered the slaughter oi r

,

to eradicate the virus.

strain

Indonesia, Laos and X'ietnam killing

1 1

months following, more than 20 .Asians died from bird flu. .Although no vaccine existed, scientists and authorities woriced hard

In the

.

..:-.•:;!-

global pandemic, •

:•.

;

'.'.

which involves not hundreds, but could

;!. 'r.illv."

Omi

kill

millions

saiJ

4t


lr.K|l^

he.u a

shoe, wh.k- othe

p'^i

in

in

Jount>.un B.iuhJjJ Sunday H.

Nations collide b\'

lasler

li'ssica

Following months of searches by U.N. weapons inspectors and investigations

by

U.S. intelligence, President

his solution to disarming Iraq:

The announcement came

The

start of

George W. Bush announced

"Operation Iraqi Freedom."

in a televised speech

following extensive speculation that Iraq

March

19,

2003,

was violating U.N. Resolution

1441 by withholding weapons of mass destruction. Build-up

U.N. weapons combed Iraq tor weapons of mass destruction November 2002, but Iraq did not fully cooperate,

Blair and Spain's President of Government Jose Maria

Saddam Hussein an ultimatum,

Aznar, issued Iraqi President

since

Hussein had 48 hours, beginning March

leaving too

many

questions unanswered for the Bush

Administration. Based on that and U.S. intelligence reports. Bush, with the support of British

BHiilllii

Tony

inspectors

wsm

Prime Minister

The ultimatum

expired

March

1

19.

7 to leave Iraq,

Bush met with

membersof the National Security Council and ordered an attack on Iraq at 8:12 p.m. U.S. Central Strandard Time.


The war

Combat

air anvl

twti Ffired

1 1

lictj.iii

by

sea, led

by

streets

trixips in

the

Red Sea and

some

For the next week,

Persian Gulf.

Infantry Division,

made

their

trcHips, led

casualties

way

by U.S. Anny's

a tall statue ol Hu.wein.

MNBC,

despite the celebrations, Defense

Secretary Donald Rumsfeld warned more fighting and

were to come.

Combat continued

Gniiind war betjan March 20 near the southern Kirdcr of Iraq.

and pulling down

According to

MK-84s, and 40 Tom;ihawk Cniise Missiles

7s CiirryiriH

from U.S.

by

the

?

to Iraq's capitol, Baghdad.

last Iraqi

Hussein's regime.

Lathers battled Husseins regime in the Iraqi cities of Najaf

efforts

as U.S. forces tcxik the city

town thought By April

As

15, recoastruction

began with the first deliveries of U.N.

USA,

the weeks passed,

and

and

in

Ret., Bush's

Iraq, arrived in

Karbala

Saddam

at

security

Gamer, chosen

administrator in rebuilding

Iraqi military divisions

were weakened

Tikrit,

ftxxl aid arriving

April 20. Lt. Gen. Jay

and Kut.

if

to be under the influence of

plans

for

government

International Airport.

a

Baghdad as Democratic

in Iraq emerged.

On April 5, the 3 Infaiitry Division and US Marine

U.S.S Abraham Lincoln, Bash

Expeditionary Force

announced the end of major

1

moved

Wliile aboard aircraft carrier

combat operations in Iraq May

into Baghdad,

main

routes into the

By April

9,

command

violence, destruction and death

cit>'.

continued to plague U.S. soldiers in Iraq. As of Feb. 29,

U.S. military

taken

had

forces

of Baghdad.

Thousands

of

Iraqis

A U.S. Army helicopter

flys

near the area after a U.S. Chinook helicopter

helieveJ to be caiTYing do:ens of soldiers was stmck by a missile and cra.shed

west of Baghdad Nov.

celebrated their liberation

1

Despite the declaration,

gaining control of the

the U.S.

2, killiriK

command and

1

3 soldiets

witnesses

fep,.irted.

tAP

P/i,.i,./An(ii

the

number of U.S.

killed in Iraq

and wounding mote than 20 others,

soldiers

was 500, most of

those during post-combat

!^u:dnnt^m)

reconstruction.

by spilling into the city

Key Captures Captured former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein speaks in Baghdad Dec. 14 in this image from television.

both sons, who were powerful military

Soldiers also found a pistol and

forces in Iraq, were killed.

$750,000 in U.S. $100

A statement from the White House said,

the Hussein brothers were

Top U.S. administratof in Iraq L. Paul

Bremer

confirmed the capture of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein in din hole under farmhouse near his

hometown

of Tikrit,

months

after the

fall

led

people and

troops to Hussein's hiding spot.

No

Iraqi

they could no longer cast a shadow of

on Iraq, Nine months after "Operation Iraqi Freedom" began, the United State's hate

of Baghdad. (AP

Ph.,u,IUS Military

most sought-after

ma ATTN)

man was captured

in

an underground hole.

Based on

a

tip

from an Iraqi

informant, July 22 U.S. soldiers raided

Interrogations of captured family

members and former bodyguards

,i

eight

hometown

hostile questioning

of Tikrit Dec. 14.

The

capture, Hussein was

dictator began.

CNN,

According

6 to 8 feet deep, equipped with basic

Saddam would

and Qusay. After a

ventilation and covered with dirt.

denied to millions.

Celebration of

Questions

Hussein's

c.ipture

was overshadowed by questions of tailed

intelligence.

In February, former Chief

Weapons Inspector David

Kay concluded Iraq did not possess WMD. Despite months of searching based on U.S. intelligence reports, Kay and other U.S. inspectors found no forbidden weapons in Iraq. According to CNN, Kay said the Bush administration's intelligence on Iraq was almost all wrong and questioned the preemptive strike policy. Kay also said without good, accurate intelligence that was credible,

a policy of

preemption could not be held.

Based on Kay's disclosure. Bush launched

a full-

blown investigation into the intelligence failure, examining what the United States knew before the war beean. and what

w.is

vletermined since the invasion.

^ ^R*

^

removed from

custody interrogations of the former

and found the former leader's sons Uday fierce resistance.

tip.

After being placed in coalition

hole containing the former dictator was

home

and not one

Less than 24 hours after the

Iraq.

Hussein was discovered 9 miles from his

one received the $25 million reward since the capture was based on

of one of Hussein's cousins

the

with

responsible for countless atrocities

committed against the

.i

bills

Hussein.

to

Bush

said

face the justice he


Rescued soldier returns home by Alan Hargreaveg

On Mitfch 23,

1 1

ot

1

2 sulJicrs troni thi'

U.S. Army's 507 ch Maintenance Qimp.uiv Itwt their lives

near the southern

town

Iraqi

Pfc. Jessica

came under enemy

of Nasiri>-ah as they

Lynch

attack.

ambush

JouTi shtK)tinp in Iraq,

said in

only soldier to survi\e the attack also

become the

first

Nov.

Her

of Operation Iraqi Freedom. first class

Jessica

tor

.According to

later

down

ABC

came

News, when

voices speaking in English, inquiring to her

whereabouts.

When

the special forces

found her in a hospital room, they said

the media's

"We're American

soldiers.

attempt to coin her as a hero. She denied

take you home." Then,

fightmg off swarms of Iraqis.

the

In an

ABC inter\'iew. Lynch said,

weapon jammed;

I

L'.S,

to rescue Lynch, she

staffers

injuries sustained in

played

special forces

heard loud gun shots and yelling. She heard

the wxeck that lead to her capture.

Lynch

"My

We're here to

one

it

to her to hold.

According to

ABC News,

after

Lynch

was successfully transported back to the

Junior Scott Griffin, a Lance Cpl. in the

United States Marine Corps has been certified as a "sharp shooter"

on the M-16

United

States, she "spent nearly four

months

in

a

military

hospital

in

Washington, D.C." for rehabilitation. The

used.

controversy sunounding her rescue and the

"In desert environment you have to clean

Pentagon's alleged efforts to propagate the

your gun ever^' chance you get," Griffin said.

event never outweighed the importance of

"Otheroise

Lunch's

it'll

same weapon Lynch

stick,

didn't

then your screwed."

commitment

I

.\.s

of Feb.

American

27,

there were 549

casualties

due

to

Operation of Iraqi Freedom.

I

Eleven soldiers died while Lynch was taken

prisoner.

soldier ripped

Amencan flag patch off of his uniform

and gave

did not shoot a single

round."

assault ntle, the

1

Associated Press. (AP

for

Lynch was held

nine days in an Iraqi hospital while

tended to numerous

iNe

wasn't about to

take credit for

by our military in the rescue

true.

11,

months.

of Pfc. Jessica Lynch, certain elements of

her story remain

1

do," she told the

Although there were some questions of excessi\'e force

in.-

an intervu-w

something

Lynch and

her story of attack, captivity and re.scue

dominated the media

rv^<

York. "That wasn't

American

me.

name, Private

:tn

iinJ

by U.S. troops. Lvneh

the Iraqi troops an opportunity to attack.

The

ambush

dramatued her

had miide a wTong turn, which ga\e

siildiers

she went

falsely said

twm the convoy they were tra\eling in. The

POW

15

military reports that

ensued when the soldiei? heciune separated

would

she

s-iys

"disturbed" by

In route to Righdad, the surprise

H

Family spokesperson Randy

Coleman

said

left leg,

multiple breaks in her right foot, a fractured disk in her back, a

broken right arm and lacerations

on her head.

H The

number

Americans

to her country-.

Lynch suffered

three breaks in her

of

wounded

totaled

3.039.

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2

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United after I

3

I

being held as

a

POW.

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to

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Hussein's sons,

Michael Kelly became the

first

\22\

killed.

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and Qusay. were killed in a United

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March

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to U.S.

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to

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were

over.

war

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After three years behind closed doors, questions remain unanswered.

I

Visions Swmk

by Kara

News broke

Students and faculty were thrown on a roUercoaster with twists and turns as news

2003

after

meeting to share what Hubbard and his Cabinet

University of Missouri system.

discussed three days before.

came

after

one

4th District State Rep. Brad Lager

emergency Faculty Senate meeting

called an

explained

a

merger was not a thought that

At the

for three years.

a

to discuss merger concerns within departments.

long-term goals.

"1

will

not

let this

move forward

until

questions are answered, and that includes questions directed at the Cabinet," Lager said.

"There

is

no way

I

could stand on the floor and

defend a merger without information to do

it."

merger with the "

We

later

merger.

Hubbard then

distributed a campus-

it

unrealistic," is

"1

is

said within the e-mail. "It

day,

more than 400 students,

UM

system.

attendance expressed concerns

many questions as can possibly be

answered."

Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership Bill

Lockwood

said the administration

needed

to deliberate the idea before administrators

presented "1

it

to legislators.

think before

we move

"

The

recommendation

Regents and Curators) was Floyd)," Provost

Taylor Barnes said. "There's not the sense of

urgency there would have been had we pressed to our board,

and we need to be

accountable for the information we give them." If it

the university ever joined the

would be the

the campuses in

and

*!•

UM system,

40 years to unite with Columbia, Kansas City, Rolla

first

in

into this,

he

we need

.mc/

^ism^sammmBssmmsk

^cfiyoMcekMeM-f

said.

student was taken aback after he asked

The

UM

system

unanimously passed April 16, 2003.

The

after the university's

Board

of

Curators

a proposal for the

decision

merger

member

abstaining.

that time, the Regents also sent a

recommendation

to

Political said. "

But

we don't have very many details." Vice President of Fianance, Ray Courter, told senators that some answers could not be is

provided until a merger occurred. "1 want to reinforce that we all want to have our questions answered," Courter said. "But right now, we can't give you what you

want."

According

to

Hubbard, he

finally agreed

it

would be

in the best interest of both

institutions

if

questions were answered before

legislators received the proposal. "1

think the next step

Hubbard

The

said.

final

is

to finish

"We need

it,

and that takes

an

algorithm just takes too

long (to meet the deadline). test

what we're to draft

Then you have

to

longer."

came three days

Board of Regents approved

the proposal 6-1 with one

At

'T's,"

change the name to the

University of Missouri-Northwest.

St. Louis.

e Afoj qie v« c e

put on standstill

devil's in the details,"

algorithm.

to delay the

made by both (Hubbard and

it

first

its Culture of Quality and student population remained unanswered.

so tough luck."

partnership" to test out a collaboration possibility.

and cross our

it

diminish every day."

and staff became irritated that merger questions regarding published research, insurance and benefits, admissions standards,

doing,"

the universities decided to establish a "strategic

that

faculty

on behalf of the student body if students would be able to cast a vote on the idea of a merge. "This is the Board's decision," Hubbard said. "It is clear the Board is constitutionally and legally empowered to make a decision-not me,

One

is, if

budget in summer 2003.

drafting a proposal for state legislators. Instead,

owe

guess

discussions continued in August 2003,

to dot our

We

will

Negotiations were

Hubbard stressed talks would remain, but the university no longer faced the Jan. 1 deadline of

'I's

a decision

while Hubbard and Floyd waited for the 2004

As

administration placed on the proposal. a timeline

not in the interest of either side to rush into

on.

my

the thing

such

(The

What

personally don't see anything to gain by

stringing that out. In fact,

enrollment, traditions and the urgency the

Hubbard

"The decision

is

"

a decision."

had been agreed upon not

realize that

to the (Board of

making

make

Science professor Richard Fulton

something of this magnitude without answering as

(the state legislators) are

regarding tuition hikes, faculty decision input,

to seek legislation at that time.

"We now

to build

regarding the plans to consolidate with the

in

not complicated.

gets strung out for a year, the likelihood of

and community members sounded off at town hall meeting with questions and support

Those

move through

faculty, staff

wide e-mail Sept. 25 to inform

and students that

a stall in the

is

to allow the boards to

fiscal

a

meeting

Hubbard believed

of our curriculum."

Missouri system President Elson Floyd and staff

time,

UM system would accomplish

enabling legislation)

of our curriculum and improving the efficiency

The same

coming along swiftly.

think the quicker you can

happening

faculty

emergency faulty and that week that hinted at

want

"I

on the strengths we've received over the years," he said. " (The merge) opens up enormous possibilities for enrichment

The weekend of Sept. 20, 2003 President Dean Hubbard spoke with University of called an

just

"occurred momentarily," but one in discussion

with Faculty Senate President Mike Wilson

After the Board's meeting, Hubbard said the prospects of a merge were

the legislature, the better," Hubbard said.

During the April 7 press conference, Hubbard

an abrupt stop

to

in late-September. Discussions decelerated

week

,k

5,

circulated around the possible merger with the

TTie five-month ride

98

to the public April

Barnes called an emergency Faculty Senate

The

possible merger with the University of Missouri

system stalled Sept. 25. "We've realized things are more complex, some of the issues will take more time, really a couple of years," Vice President of University Relations Tom Vansaghi said. ^}uiXo i/iusn-anon by

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donation by Kara Swink

Donors made educational goals surpassing the university's years

first

a reality

by

formal campaign

ahead of schedule.

Private donations exceeded the university's

goal of "21 million for the 21st Century" and

Dean Hubbard anonymous gift Sept. 13. The

expanded

after President

announced the Northwest Foundation Inc. confirmed an anonymous donor invested $10 million for

opportunities to young people to enhance their lives."

Hubbard gave two reasons why the donor wanted to stay anonymous: They did not want other charities to feel slighted, and the donor did not want their lifestyle to change. "The donor leads a modest life," he said. "They don't want to become a celebrity. They just wanted to give something back."

When

student scholarships.

the campaign began Jan.

committee hoped

1,

2000, the

steering

celebrate the renovated football stadium, but

and $5.5 million for athletics. The donation pushed the total money raised for student scholarships to more than $16

the donation

announcement

many

left

speechless.

"One

thing that has always struck

me

about

an unquenchable desire to help others, particularly in terms of providing the source

is

opportunity for youth," Hubbard said.

After the donation. Northwest and the University of Missouri-Columbia stood as the

only public institutions in the state to secure

an eight-figure

gift.

The donation became

university's largest gift in

98

the

for

student initiatives, $5.5 million for business

million.

original goal, because the university never raised

$1 million in any given year before 1999.

"We

felt like

would be

$21 million over seven years

a reasonable goal," Leet said.

we underestimated the

"To say

loyalty, willingness

and wherewithal of our Northwest supporters would be an understatement. This puts

because they believed in the future of the

Northwest

university.

universities nationwide." is

a perfect fit

Hubbard said. "The donor knows the

value of higher education, as well as the

importance

of

^^

in

an entirely new arena of public

with our

tradition of serving first-generation college students,"

goals.

The significant jump from the predicted

Hubbard said the individual's "strong ties to Northwest" played a part in the donation,

"This objective

university^

$4 million surprised the campaign committee. Dick Leet, chairman of the campaign, expressed excitement about the lid blown off the

that

years.

figure gift

$10 million

Those in attendance expected to receive an update on the progress of the campaign and

to raise

Eight-

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A large group gathers at a press corArence when University President

a $10 million donation. the hand and cheerleaders to the announcement, pkow (rv Mite Dve

Dean Huhhard announced

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University family' family's / Uniyersity dedication to preserve pres arvA contribute to traditions. Generations passed on traditions to keep the

constantly changing student body in touch with

think traditions are very important in

communities,"

cultural

season. TTie football

said.

of

"Like universities and any it's

important to look back

we keep

in

that

it's

way

touch with our roots."

to

honor student;

,

staff o

ss

of 1948 donated the hell

faculty

if

they passed away.

is

culture

very strong," Ross

think because there's a

among the

The 'Your

new

Stroller Man' made

his first

appearance in the

Jan. 18, 1918editionof the university paper, the

Green and White Courier that

later

as the Nort/iuiest Missourian.

became known

The

Stroller,

an

lot

of closeness

students and close attachment for

and advice "It's

for students

had

and

faculty.

a lot of controversy over the years

because to some degree

it

is

anonymous, and

the alumni."

because the writers often take off on issues

Bell of 1948 The class of 1948 donated the bell to be rung when one of the university students, faculty or

sometimes doing well and sometimes going over

staff

members passed away. Richard Fulton

was added to campus, families

and students gathered around the

bell tor

ringing ceremonies. "It's

a nice

way

some

to sort of bring

Fulton

closure

President Robert Foster oversaw the construction of the Bell Tower in 1970.

The

1964 and 1,100 other donors gave

$76,000 to construct the Bell Tower. "There was some controversy about a

because

nonfunctional characteristic of the David Slater said.

some of the

the placement of the Bell its

issues discussed

Tower

were

in relation to

architecture and early maintenance

problems. "I

think eventually, as

became

The

"They often kind of

Kissing Bridge

Legend stated the bridge staged where freshmen

girls

included

if

must be kissed before the

become

"The 1

first

woman. Other myths

students weren't kissed they'd never

The myth behind

developed soon after

here;

a

kissing bridge

it

is

came

the bridge

to campus.

such a unique tradition

think that novelty makes

it

special," Ross

do know that sometimes the coeds come back or the female students come back and report 'well I was finally kissed.' They watch the countdown to the snow or whatever the said. "I

1

think

it's

(a

tradition) that's a lot of fun."

Some

university traditions weren't physically

visible but rituals of a

deeper meaning.

Fulton said the most important tradition

became the demanding

faculty and hard working student body; they defined the university.

it

developed,

it

a focal point for all sorts of things:

student gatherings, Greek gatherings, music." Slater said. "Tliere were even times

when people

"It's

a faculty that's really devoted to teaching.

You don't always find that dedication, that kind of support for each other. It's kind of family, sometimes a little dysfunctional but still a family."

JV2^ '^VY\,tr atnct iKn^ /^(^Vd-ncepmnt

said.

that's what's

particular tradition has to be. it

university," English Professor

Slater said

Fulton

it."

find true love.

said.

The bell also signaled students on Walk Out Day to leave their classes and begin Homecoming celebrations. Bell Tower

it's

little bit,"

snowfall to

in regards to the university,"

class of

the edge a

become provocative but good about

Political Science Professor said since the bell

mmmam

One week

the Hickory Stick returned to Northwest.

anonymous wxiter, turned into a source of wisdom

"Northwest tradition said. "I

way

a hickory stick to

later,

to campus.

as a

team sent

Northeast Missouri State University (Truman

State University) as a traveling trophy.

decades and transitions brought a

Administration Building. Thecl;

rival

actually were designed. (There) are those that

change. Controversy occurred throughout the

photo by Theresa Qhodxta

1931

and see things that either actually happened or

Traditions sustained through generations ot

by benches in Irnnr of the

tradition ot the Hickory Stick began in

when

Theophil Ross

that

J

The

the university was one of five nationwide to lead an undefeated football

Professor

have somehow evolved because

Bell ot 4S .,anJs

from that place. So,

Communication, Theatre, and Languages kind of organization,

The

sort of speeches

the controversy went away relatively quickly."

Hickory Stick

their past. "1

would give


The

kissing bridge

is

structured near

Colden Pond with

benches and flowering trees surrounding it. Several traditions and mvths accompanied the bridge, including that the man a wuman kissed on the bndce would bee. me her husband fh..to .

The

Bell Tower marks the center of key buildings on campus and serves as a gathering point for university fiinctions. Myth said if students stepped on the seal underneath they wouldn't gnaduate.

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BrazH

Stepping onto the university greens in 1 984, he did not anticipate staying 20 years. Surpassing his own expectations, his commitment

hooked the campus family and blossomed into two

to quaht>'

decades ot continuous progress. the administration accomplished numerous successes

Though

under his guidance. University President Dean Huhbard refused to take credit.

With another award for the university at his fingertips,

he only commended others.

many made

contributions of

National Quality- Award

list

to

1

do by

didn't

The award nomination

Each underwent a

three-

determine who would obtain the coveted

Hubbard felt the pledge

to quality

and putting the students above

brought the Baldrige team to campus.

administration did not

commit

He stressed, however, the

to quality in 1984 to win awards;

no incentives offered back then. The number one principle to guide us in the trek to quality was that students come first," Hubbard said. "That simple commitment made us the first electronic campus in the world." Hubbard worked on the concept of an electronic campus within tluTc were

six

months of his arrival. The

after three years Ic

university flipped the switch in 1987

a

document

Iture of Quality in 1987. It consisted of 47 objectives that ilu university a better place, '''>2

and taking the

risk of installing

the

first

in the world were all factors in the awards earned

under Hubbard's guidance.

awarded the university the Missouri

state consecutively

Award

Quality^

in

1997 and 2002, the only school to win twice.

Hubbard received the Missouri Governor's Quality Leadership Award

The 2003-2004

and accomplished

all

themselves what looked so

for

good on paper.

"TTie merger has appeared to be a logical next step in the evolution

Hubbard

of this institution,"

unique identity by doing

no

interest in

changing

Hubbard created

so.

said.

"We

They want

are not going to lose our

leader says

campus

us for

who we are and have

is ^^as

good as

us."

a trademark for the university in his leadership;

a trademark he said every person

who walked the campus strove

to

it gets/^

retain.

"You know when

ideals

have become characteristics and when

statements have become scriptures by the acts of the whole Northwest

Hubbard

said.

titled

made

their

own society for quality. me goes back to

"That to

"What

school year.

tftriveisity^

As for the future, Hubbard believed the merger with the Uni\'ersiry

Hubbard cited examples of the grounds people planting more than 10,000 flowers without being asked to and the students that organized

by the 1991-

yearSy

school year brought the Baldrige nomination,

where a team of experts came to see

family,"

of development.

believed the innovation was the cornerstone for continued

improvement. The administration created

1

campus

of Missouri system would be a way of thriving, not just surviving.

uvard.

all

true culture of quality

in 1998.

committee selected the university as visits.

fixable resident halls.

After 20

Being economically wise in restoration, setting goals to reach a

The Malcolm Baldrige

of achievements.

of two chosen nationally for site

campus evaluation

that

that applied, kindergarten through

uni\ersity levels, the Baldrige

d.iv

the 2003

site visit possible.

added to the already lengthy

Out of the 19 schools

improvements were made to the

electronic

"The things I am most proud of are all things myself, and that's the way it is," Hubbard said.

The

The renovation and restoration of existing buildings also made Hubbard proud. University officials devised a plan to repair the deteriorating structures already on campus instead of building more. The construction of new resident suites began after campus

drives people to

this issue of a culture,"

do things

like that?

It's

just

Hubbard

said.

fun to he in an

organization where people go the extra mile."

University President quality as the 2003

"PerM^nallv

I

Dean Huhhanl showcases his 20 year commitment to

Malcolm BaldtiJge Quality .^ward committee

sav the issue

is

not

how

sou h.nu .RLomplishcJ." HuhKirJ

visited

long you have been around, but

saij-

pWo Ir, Mifa Djt

campus.

Hubbard said the

university

to stay for as long as

how much "I

he was

was "as good as it gets," and he plarmed

useful.

don't think a person should stay a day longer than they're

effective, but they shouldn't leave a

day

earlier."

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Anniversary

Preparation Swmk

by Kara

J^ Future

are planned as

festivities

the university moves toward 100 years of quality. momentum

Preparations proceeded with great university inched closer to celebrating

Celebration plans were

set to kickoff

birthday party and time capsule unveiling. to

with

a

VanOsdale

centennial

Centennial discussions began three years ago about

would celebrate

its

how

the

milestone. Angel Harris-Lewis,

special assistant to University President

Dean Hubbard and

Campus

Activities Bryan

started researching keynote speakers to kickoft the

centennial celebration.

The university hoped

complete a $50,000 statue in commemoration of the event.

university

Harris-Lewis and Director of

as the

centennial.

its

"This

is

really our biggest concern," Harris-Lewis said.

"We

Cosby or Oprah Winfrey. We want someone who cares about education and made it a part of their life. But, those people usually have their calendar filled want someone with

a big

name

like Bill

up five years in advance."

Other committees began working on centennial scholarships,

coordinator of the celebration, said multitudes of plans were

logo ideas and various events.

discussed through committees. In late-September 2003, Harris-Lewis said the only thing the

Associate Professor of History and Humanities Janice Brandon-

committees decided upon was the theme of "Celebrate

Falcone began working with the centennial committee to brainstorm the idea of a coffee table book that captures the 100-

Northwest: 100 Years of Traditions and Transitions." "I

wish

I

could take credit for the theme, because

great one," Harris-Lewis said. "But

I

can't.

We

it's

such a

year history.

Brandon-Falcone said she wanted to be

are sharing that

a part of

the "unique

theme with the yearbook staff who thought of it. All can say is that there are some very creative students on that staff." With the theme established, committees debated the idea of

experience" of the centennial plans.

incorporating centennial activities into yearly planned events

Hams-Lewis said the 2005-2006 academic year would not only be a milestone to celebrate but a way to connect the university

1

and the creation of a 100-year Homecoming theme. As a 1998 graduate, Harris-Lewis said her work on the centennial planning allowed her to give back to the university. "People feel deeply for this institution, and I'm excited to get

make alumni, students and stakeholders very proud," Harris-Lewis said. "Any institution that IS lucky enough to see a centennial is great; but when you're lucky enough to have a big part in the planning, it's amazing." Hubbard believed things were running smoothly when it came the opportunity for Northwest to just

"I'm excited to look at the whole year of 2005 and 2006," she said. "It's

going to be an exciting year."

family.

"We do hope

to use this opportunity to increase the visibility

of this institution," she said.

"And

hopefully, this will help us

with recruiting additional students in the future."

Hubbard believed enrollment would benefit from the make the university stronger in the years ahead.

centennial and "1

want

said. "I

to see

want

it

it

as a thriving

and

to be as successful as

vital university,"

it is

Hubbard

today and in the future."

to preparations in October.

"I'm excited about said. "It will

all

of the ideas being presented,"

Hubbard

be a great time for alumni to come back and celebrate

100 years of identity, traditions and relevant transitions."

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going to have

2005.

pliolo

It,

built.

Mike Dye

The

sculpture will be available for public viewing by spring


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second

Family's

lome

1

by Megan Heuer

The

Gathered near Golden Pond, the youngest

Imiiiediate

and

sister

sported a balloon hat and giant sunglasses

trom the parade, fits

diistant

as the rest of the family tossed

of laughter back and forth.

The Hamilton family won Northwest Family of the Year 2002-2003. Generations of their

generations pass through the university

the

ties to

grew up on

this

can remember being

campus," Katie

them about some of the changes and memoricin the residence halls from their active Sigm i

days.

"They think things that

and

really little

had to sneak into the residence halls." Both parents noticed change in the campus

all

attended the university as premedical students.

They encouraged their kids to come to campus after they experienced the Bearcat life

than you see

friendlier

campus

at a lot of other schools,"

Mark

Lamkin Activity Center, Golden Hall and Owens Library. The buildings were renovated and in better condition than

when

they attended the university.

high school that

introduced her to the campus.

Mark attended

the university because he grew up in the Maryville area.

Mark thought

of

nowhere

else

to go except his natural surroundings. Sisters,

great

way

the experience gave students a

to get acquainted with campus.

Gampus technology

it first

"It's

unique the way they wired the campus

with a computer in every room," Mark

said.

"That's amazing for a school this size to really grasp the Internet and really

of

campus

life.

1

make

that a part

think that's tremendous right

Three generations of the Hamilton family

Sigma, and after they joined, found

attended the university with several extended

and aunt were Sigma alumna.

family members. Gulture, campus and peoplechanged but the heart of the university kepi them coming back year after year.

their great-aunt

began.

"They were Sigma's," Katie

said. "So,

kinda got a different perspective on

it

we just

because they kinda told us about that aspect

and what

it

was

like to be in a sorority

The Hamilton family pose at the Colden Pond gazeh. Three generations of the Hatnilton's have attended Nonhwest Parents Barbara and Mark and their children, Megan, Natalie. Trevor and Katie won the Family of the Year award in 2002. ^Ivi^ by Trevor Hayes

back then," Katie Hamilton

HH

also impressed the

there."

Their great-aunt chartered the sorority when

>?c(i/

liked

Natalie and Katie shared the same

sorority, Tri

>ncf

Mark

the idea of freshman orientation for his kids.

Barbara came to the university because of the activities she did in

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they

Hamiltons.

said.

y^<s',4-

telling us about

buildings such as the

He thought

themselves.

more of a down-home

how

and they're always

dad

what a residence halls looked like." Parents Barbara and Mark Hamilton

it

funny that we can do the

do," Katie said. "Like, the

my

see

of

it's

we

said. "1

sneaking us into Douglas Hall so we could

"It's

sami.-

residence halls don't have a curfew anymore

university. "I

talked about sharing the

how Greek orientation brought them together. The girls' aunts tolJ

family attended the university. Daughter Katie

Hamilton remembered childhood

girls

group of friends and

oncefcwewf

said.


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and

a smile,

Student

Ambassadors helped make university histor>'. As Ambassadors showcased the university throughout the year

showed that

headcount to

6,

574, a

up, other areas also

percent followed by the minority population at 4 percent.

an average of 78 percent enrolled. Final

Schenkel said the university's strategic initiative goal forced

tours paid off and brought the enrollment

administration to increase international and minority numbers.

to perspective freshmen, fall figures

While freshmen enrollment went

expanded. The university's international population grew 7

1

percent jump from 2002.

As enrollment

escalated and the university's centennial

"Ambassadors are a huge part of the success of Northwest,"

approached, Waldeier believed numbers would continue to

Ambassador Nathan Lane said. "We couldn't get the we didn't have the program." Dean of Enrollment Management Bev Schenkel said the

grow.

third year

numbers

if

"

Hopefully we continue to evolve," Waldeier said.

our Ambassadors,

I

know

"And with

they'll try their hardest to get students

university saw the most growth of first-time freshmen in the

to enroll at Northwest."

Missouri market.

Lane agreed the centennial and helpful advice from Ambassadors would keep enrollment thriving. "I believe Northwest is going to keep growing," Lane said. "When the economy's down, our numbers are still up. Our Northwest family will keep us going no matter what."

Associate Director of Admissions Jeremy Waldeier believed

enrollment figures were outstanding for

fall

2003 and said

Ambassadors were the reason. Ambassadors became overloaded and normally gave

1

5 to

20 tours a day.

"Our numbers are up, because we physically get students on campus to truly see the benefits of Northwest," Waldeier said. "The Ambassadors really entice students to enroll here, because rhcv have crcat enthusiasm and knowledge of the campus."

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Rickenhrode Stadium.

hurdled the fence and crushed

The crowd roared. About three minutes before kickoft, the new 10x1 5-foot utnboTron came to life with a video graphic of Bobby running ast campus landmarks while intruder sirens blared. As he flew he opponent's helmet.

lirough the air toward the field,

two national championship

have to apologize

one of our

The coaches "It's just

"It's

been

now,

crowd, and

Uion renovation.

The

Kansas City Star reporter David Boyce called the stadium the

team

said.

"The

xpectations that Northwest students, faculty and alumni ha\e their

ir

Alma mater is nothing short of the best. So,

itting tribute.

asn't

That gives

it

a certain

an in-house moniker that we

amount of

it

was a very

credibility. It

Burchett led the fund-raising campaign for the stadium and ;rved on the Stadium Fund-raising Committee. The 48-member ommittee had the task of finding donations. They sold naming ights to suites

and entrances,

hairback and tailback

suite season tickets

and the new

donors, 18 of which

By dedication day $4 million had

gifts.

>een paid.

"We've had members of

this

community who we've

for significant private support in the past,

tepped up and delivered this time," Burchett is, if it

najor

gift

weren't for the Foundation Board

donors, this stadium would

The dream ')irector Jim

ook over

still

started 10 years earlier

"Part of our goal was to "I

May

make

you

into,

just

have

a

home. Tjeerdsma

said. "1

think after the

home.

We

had

at

a great crowd,

thought that we is

really

an enthusiastic

responded to that well.

re-establish being a

dominant

home." their

"crown jewel" broken

every team that

came

in,

the Bearcats tried to crush

into Rickenhrode like

Bobby had on the

video hoard before the games.

To help with home the mix.

field

dominance, the crowd added

itself

to

The taller grandstand and higher capacity allowed fans to

impact the games with their noise level and become the "12th the

field.

"That's a mental thing, that you feel so good about playing at

home," Tjeerdsma I'd like to, in

said. "1

when you go

An

think we're drawing on that a

little bit.

the future, be to that point to where you just

aerial shot

stadium during the

know

out to that stadium that somebody has to be

come

close to us."

Rickenhrode M.

tMde of the

Homecoming ganu

ithem State

of

K Mila- ISe

refrained

who really

"The bottom members and the

said.

be just a dream."

under former Athletic

Redd. As the dream turned into

as athletic director in

:xperience," Boerigter said. licer

like

just

Univer^m' 47-14 fhom

rom asking ine

1

exceptional to even

seats.

The committee found more than 600 lonated two-thirds of the

to establish their

thing that we've got to do

man" on

self-titled ourselves."

awe of

said.

a great atmosphere,"

more

it's

With

Advancement Lance Burchett

in

couple of games, we kind of got through the newness of it, and

rews logged more than 200,000 man-hours to complete the $5

University

it's

Bearcat pride flowed through Rickenhrode. Tjeerdsma and the

onstruction began on the entire west grandstand. Construction

if

fact,

because of what we've got here," head football

coach Mel Tjeerdsma

first

very rewarding and typical of Northwest," Vice President

They were

something that when you walk

ideo board with replay capabilities. After the 2001 season,

"It's

weren't apologizing.

real sense of pride

team wanted

crown jewel of the MIAA."

here at Northwest. In

Rickenhrode.

down on either side of the visiting team's helmet, nd then the helmet exploded as Bobby landed on it. One of the new additions to Rickenhrode included "Cat Vision" tophies dropped

tor the facilities

greatest selling points."

reality.

Bob

Boerigter

2001. football

game day

a real

can't imagine anything being .inv

than what we have."

Renovation of the west grandstand and press box remained vhen Boerigter took over,. The track, ticket booths, concessions ind student seating

on the east side had been completed

in earlier

ears.

Alumni provided $3

million to renovate the east side stands

ind the rest of the project.

With the .stadium complete,

fans experienced something unlike

inything they ever had at Rickenhrode. "There's just

he

no comparist)n," Burchett

nation's best Division

hat they played

in

II

said.

"We had, arguably,

football program, but the facility

was the elephant

in the

comer that few people

vanted to address, our Achilles' heel. Now, our coaches don't

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in dance,

computer networking and

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visual journalism

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to a

master's in geology and geographic information

systems pushed through layers of approval.

A proposal that would establish an honors program had not cleared the Curriculum Committee

March but

as of

the administration expected approval by

the end of the term.

Plans to expand

campus would pro\'ido

campus apartment residents with

The

Missouri

Cleo Samud:i

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Academy looked toward new Dean

for future

achievements, while both the

College College of Arts and Sciences and the Booth

cif

the Professional Studies interviewed candidates for

for

dean positions. Bear<at book

class material at the Freshmen Tiffany Dickerson and Jessica Jacaw-ay, sort through reading material for their -tore for

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its quest to merge with the University Missouri System, Steven Terry embarked 011 his responsibility to students as the new Student Regent. s

the univeiMty began

lit

Terry said

if

UM System,

the university became part of the

both the Board of Regents and the Student Regent would have the same rights and responsibilities but different names.

The

Biiard ot Regents'

name would change

to the

and Terry's title would become student trustee. said he believed the university would merge, changing

Terr^'

name

to the University ot Missouri-Northwest.

"There

really isn't a reason

why we should not

iked at to

He

become

part of the

(merge),"

UM system."

I

needs."

Terry took what he believed in to inform students and represent them. "I

Whether students agreed or disagreed with the said every student should

they were for or against

have taken the opportunity to if

I

Terry said

can." it

would be

difficult to get

every single student's

am

"I

"1

going to have to take the overall concerns of the

am

going to have to make those into an actual framework

Deb Toomey, assistant director of advisement, said she knew Terry would make a great student regent. "1

think that he will respect the office and his duty as a

student representative to the Board of Regents, rather than

it.

"Students should look at the merger as an opportunity to to grow," Terry said.

"That

is

what education

should he about." Just as

many students to inform me about their concerns want to try and reach as many

m order to present those to the Board of Regents."

merger, Terry

educate themselves about the merger before they decided

change and

as

students and the overall beliefs and ideas of students," he said.

"UM noticed that, and they took the initiative to embrace

1?

want

students as

ways to

the qualities Northwest has to offer," Terry said.

N

said.

concern, but he looked forward to the challenge.

quality.

its

everything that

as possible," Terry said. "I

also said the university always looked for

improve

gam something from

I

Terry said. "We're the only university north of 1-70 that was I H

think that you can

"My philosophy was to meet as many people as could, do as much as can and that would make me more experienced and make me more perceptive to other people's thoughts and

Board of

Trustees,

its

"I

you do and trt)m every single person you meet," Terry

be

just

He

a part of the regents,"

said

Toomey

said.

he anticipated the valuable experiences he would

gain in ser\ing students in organizations to non-traditional

he had led

in

campus organizations and youth

leadership programs, Terry said he gained a majority of his

Army. He served with the United State Army Special Operations Ciimmand where he was a Civil Affairs Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge. During Terry's time as aii officer, he served as soldiers' leader, mentor and friend. He also served as a liaison between non-go\emment organizations such as UNICEF, the United Nations, local government municipalities and ethnic Icidership skills from the

students and first-generation students like him. "1

am

excited about the irreplaceable experience that

going to gain over the next two years," think that there

is

a

more

I

am

Terr>' said. "I don't

historic time to be involved in this

position as a student regent because there

is

so

much

going

on with the merger."

I

was the communication

groups. "1

was the communication between

all ot

them," Terry

said.

could convey each and concerns." situations was he placed in through his He said the certain service in the army helped him gain leadership. "1 think that in tho.se years ot military before I even came developed certain types of morals, and to school that

"1

served as an unbiased representative, so

I

developed Terry said.

think

it's

driven character,"

one of my strongest accolades that

of them.

I

served as an unbiased representative, so

I

could

Terry said he attributed in

such

liiterfratemity Council.

it

as

convey each constituent's

I

convey."

was involved

all

I

a certain character, a leadership "I

between

1

constituent's ideas

on campus he Student Ambassadors and

ideas

and concerns.

to organizations

-Steven Terry

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SaniLid:i as-.ociau's with Moore, Mich.icl Troxcll and Laura Dotson in the ot'tlu- ehanKes last year, some the students need reassurance and am here to provide iat," Samud:i said, s^hoto by hlkok Rulunds aiuly

.ademy lounge. "Because

1

Selection Academy

hires ue^^

dean replacement.

Y

by

Megan Heuer oung accelerated students would occupy the rooms at the Missouri Academy, but as summer 2003 came to an end, one key mgredient to their formula of advancement was missing.

The didn't for a

Missouri

renew

new

Academy began

its

his contract for the fall

search for a

2003

new dean

trimester,

which

after Russell Pinizzotto

left

the academy searching

dean. Former university chemistry professor Edward Farquhar was asked

by Provost Taylor Barnes to temporarily could be hired. Farquhar

fill

the position until a replacement dean

knew his position was temporary, so he chose to concentrate

on maintaining a stable atmosphere rather than promoting change. Farquhar said he enjoyed learning about the day-to-day activity that occurred inside the doors of the academy because he was one of the faculty members that started the process of creating the academy.

Committees were arranged to begin the replacement process, the most important being the search committee of seven members. Second year academy student Cory Pate was chosen to be the student representative. "Personally,

I

was looking

for

someone who was obviously passionate about the

type of work they would be doing here," Pate said.

Considering the circumstances, Farquhar did a good job Pate said.

The academy

as

students received help with physics

the temporary dean,

homework from

the

former professor Pate reviewed applications, selecting those to receive interviews and then discussing his personal views, as well as the views of the other

academy

students,

with the search committee.

become the new Missouri Academy Dean February him with how- consistent he remained in his others and love for life in his work and at home.

Cleo Samudzi was selected

to

2004. Pate said Samudzi impressed

hard work, care for

Eight academy students had dinner with Samudzi in an informal atmosphere. Samudzi impressed Pate once again when he arrived. "He was wearing jeans and a nicer shirt, hut he had dressed down from his suit,"

Pate said. to put

the fact that he did not feel like he had to overly impress us or try and that he could be genuine, natural and comfortable around the

"I liked

on an

students and

Samudzi

act

staff."

said his

main

goals were to ensure a goal system such as the nationally

recognized seven-step process the university used. Samudzi said the academy needed to function as a

team and that meant every member had to work. came easily as he looked forward

For Farquhar, giving up his temporary position to retirement.

"My

big job

was

just

calming the waters," Farquhar

said.

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Bell Toiler renovations set to add handicap access and to remove seal< by Trex'or Haves

A

100-toot

white tower welcomed students to campus tor the

tall,

tirst

time in 1971, but after 33 years, the songs and chimes began to

tower handicap accessible, adding benches and installing to

make

"In terms of design and thinking about

diminish. In the late '90s, university officials noted the tower's weathered state

and placed it on a renovation list. They approved renovations to begin in May 2004 and be completed before the fall trimester. They determined $300,000 from the repair and maintenance fund would cover the costs. "I appreciate what's being done. Just like any building, it needs renovations," former University President Robert Foster said. "I'm very pleased with the decision to have it renovated and to keep it Building the tower served as a way to honor Foster's tenure as

lighting

all

of the elements of

humanity, there are a lot of those symbols woven into that design," Vice President of Finance and Support Services Ray Courter said. "It has a lot of meaningful elements, we are respecting history, of

that.

We

are just updating

it."

Despite the Bell Tower's importance and significance to the campus environment, many students didn't believe the renovations

were worth the

cost.

money could be used "I just

as the center of student activity."

new

the tower glow.

Freshman Christina Magnifico thought the for

renovating other university buildings. little bit too much

think that, perhaps, we're spending a

money on something

that

no one

Magnifico

really cares all that

think

much about

kind of a hideous

president and to launch the Northw-est Foundation. Donations

in the first place,"

from the foundation's students and alumni provided financial

monstrosity in the middle of our campus." Students opposed to the Bell Tower's renovations were not the

support for the university. out as an idea, and no one thought

"It started

Foster said.

"We were

them something

to

felt

Bell

the idea of the tower

to voice their opinions against

first

surfaced in the late '60s and early '70s, students protested

Tower surpassed many of Foster and the donors'

it.

its construction. As a student at that time, construction manager David Duvall disagreed with the university.

against

"We were

expectations. Alan Peterson, a 1970 graduate, proposed and held

Duvall

wedding under the tower. KZLX threw its first birthday party there, and candlelight vigils were held around it to remember disasters and tragedies. Letters on the seal under the tower gradually wore off from foot traffic, despite campus legends tied to walking around it. Droughts dried the concrete, cracking it and the plaza. Rust lined the inside of the structure and a piece of the tower broke off after numerous repairs. Renovation plans included removing the seal, to be used later in a historic walk, placing an "N" under the tower and redesigning walkways. The plans also included sandblasting the rust, making the

lot of the

his

When

first

and give the tower would

satisfy that."

The

it's

could be done,"

it

trying to unify the student body

work towards, and we

said. "I

said.

against anything that represented the establishment,"

"Since (the tower) was brought on by Dr. Foster and a made it a bad thing

administration, that just naturally

who were rebellious. It was short-sighted on our good vision on their part." Like Duvall, Courter learned to appreciate the tower. He attended the university before its installation and returned as an

for those of us

part,

and

a

employee afterward.

and I think that's few years," Courter said. "Their appreciation for (the tower) has changed, matured a bit from what it was everyday to reflecting back on its meaning later on." "I've kind of learned, myself, to appreciate

true of students after they've

been away

it,

for a

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Life

by ITIegan Heuer

Dean

('-

Hubbard Starting his

lite

was the only one

him

to go the

in the small

town

ot

in his class to graduate

President

Kiona, Wash., University President Dean Huhharc

from college.

When Hubbard's mother convinced

Upper High School Columbia Academy near Spokane, Wash.,

most of the other students from his hometown went to school nearby town

Benton City and trained

ot

weapons plant "Culturally,

to be workers for the

in the

atomic

in Hanford.

it

was

like

going to Mars for me: dress codes, high

academic standards and high expectations among the students,"

Hubbard

said.

Hubbard attended the academy with no plans beyon graduation. During his sophomore year, he encountered a young

teacher he grew to admire, Harold Oakes,

who made him

promise to attend college giving Hubbard aspiration to do

something with

his life after

he finished the academy.

"The impact of that young teacher who saw something in

me changed

the direction of

my

life."

Taylor

Barnesprouost

Provost Taylor Barnes began college at the University ot Missouri in 1963.

commissioned a second lieutenant to the Southeast Asia conflicts

in the

and because he wanted

finish his active duty

and become

withdraw trom the "1

mandatory and he was

military,

one of I

until

geography professor.

When

were to

time came tor Barnes to

his superiors questioned his motives.

had

to get out," Barnes said.

a

commanding

"He

officer, a general, that

questioned

said, 'Taylor, I'm surprised that you're

separate from the airforce. You're doing such a good job in the airforce.

what your plans

1970 due

to earn his master's degree in geography. His goals

a college

applied to get out and

wanted

ROTC was

United States Airforce. Barnes didn't enter active duty

why

I

wanting to

Now,

tell

me

are.'"

After the general convinced Barnes to continue his teaching career at the Airforce

Academy

in

Colorado Springs, Colo, he began a career leading

and becoming head of the department to

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to his career at the university.

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Harris-Lewis

Angel

Special Assistant to the President Angel

H;lrrl^-Le\vls

earned the upportunity to repre>ent

Competition sponsored hy the International

B.ir

tlie

Assoeiation in

United States

in

the Internariiinal NcRotiation

London July 2002. The teams

net,'otiated severa

ssues aitd competed against other eotimru-s in their bracket. Taking second place, the United States

nly one point

hehmd

the

champions

ot

.1

came

in

ilittcrent bracket.

Because the winning team ne\er directly competed against the United States, Harris-Lewi: the competition unjust. Howe\er. she

elt

moved on

taking with her a lesson that involved

\egiitiating in general.

"The only

difference

is

the magnitude," Harris-Lewis said. "There's not one entire day

ou get through without negotiating."

Tom Uansaghi Uice President for Uniuersity Relations After graduating from the university in 1991 with a political science degree. Vice President of University Relations

Tom

Vansaghi waited tables and took a year

ott

before beginning

law school. During that time, he decided to volunteer on the former Lieutenant Governor

Mel Carnahan's campaign

for Missouri governor. Vansaghi's decision to bypass

school and pursue a doctorate for the

law

m political science resulted from his decision to volunteer

campaign.

"What ama:es me about

my

to volunteer

time and

the decision it

made

all

1

made almost

13 years ago

is

that

1

decided

the difference," Vansaghi said.

Vansaghi retired from the Cabinet

in

December 2003

to pursue a career

overlooking the four community colleges in the Kansas City area.

Rickman

Jon iJice

President for Information Systems

A workshop on programming the IBM on Rickman lis

to a

life

of advanced programming capabilities.

knowledge, and four years

'omputer Science, one of the

"Having

a

1620 computer led Vice President

after the

first

for Info

Rickman wanted

workshop, he developed

a

to

Systems

expand

Ph.D. program

in

available during the time.

foundation in basic computing equipment, machine language

irogramming and growing with evolution jnderstand developing

ot software

dexelopment helps you

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123

,Ray Courter Uice President for Finance and Support Seruices Riiy

Courter grew up on a farm without plumhing but plenty ot chores to go around. Being an only child, Courter farmed chickens, cows, hogs,

cattle,

com,

beans, milo and wheat. Courter said his parents were hard

workers and instilled that value

in

him.

He compared

the

essons he learned to what today's young adults learn by

having a part time job. Courter associates

his hard-

earned values from the farm with his job as vice president of finance.

"You learn

a lot about responsibility

doing things on those days you like it,"

Kent Porterfield Uice President for Student Affairs .â&#x20AC;˘\s

Kent

Portertield

worked toward

a doctoral degree

he worked

along side his fellow classmates. There were a lot of research projects the students

worked on together. As Vice President of

Student Affairs, Porterfield used what he learned in h everyday job. "I

learned a lot from those people about leadership

issues,

to be

about policy

issues,

about

an ongoing or continuous

said. "1

just in general

how-

learner," Porterfield

think those folks helped shape the way

I

lead

today and certainly helped influence some of the

approaches that

I

use."

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Courter

said.

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least feel


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Bob Boerigter Director of nthletics ThroLiL;lnnit his Li);n:hinH career, Director ot Athletics

ahout copmi; with had

exalting victories and

moving

Win or

past defeat.

couldn't he changed .ind Boerigter applied that to his

lose, the past

profession.il

calls,

Bob Boerigter learned

lite.

Bv trying

to he

.1

on

positive leader, Boerigter focused

what could he controlled and looked

at things

with

,1

different

perspective.

"You can't spend time

on

reflecting," Boerigter

.said.

"You need to move

to the next challenge."

Lance Burchetl Uice President for Institutional

Hduancement

Vice President of University Adsancement Lance Burchett, took his senior year of high school. Eight years

soon

after, his

had

later,

a rich culture based

.

all

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Hawaii

his bride Sherry there for their

on "ohana," is

or family, and faith in

treasured.

The wind,

God.

sand, waves, mountains, fruit trees, for a greater

purpose," Burchett said.

His father grasped the concept o{ "ohana" early in

^

tried to

^\

I

in 1979, his

honeymoon, and

have an intertwined presence that transcends individuality

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to

parents purchased a property on the enchanting islands. Burchett said Hawaii

"The current moment

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he took

first visit

show

his

own two sons. Chase and

"Now my sons have

it,

and

it

life

and Burchett

Halen, what he once was taught.

makes me appreciate my father and Hawaii

even more.

MaryTliroener Director of .\fter

Soon

"1

the

after,

to the

Human Resources

high school Director ot

man

Human

she worked for told her she should be in college and he walked her

hank where she applied

fcir

her

would probably say that because

on and got confirmed

Resources Mary Throener entered the workplace.

first

student loan.

ot that,

it

changed the course

a college degree, got a master's degree,"

tor

me

that

I

could do what

1

wanted

to do,

Throener

of

my

said.

lite so,

1

"He kind

went of

no matter what that choice

was."

Throener

said she tried to pass

on what her boss once gave her and

encouraged students to pursue higher goals.

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Life

by megdn Heuer

Jim Johnson President Graduating from college the Vietnam

Johnson

War

as well as serving his

country during

impacted Board of Regent President Jim His experience gave him an immense

greatly.

amount of patriotism and

pride in his country.

gained deep respect for the sacrifices of our

"I

predecessors who,

down through

the years, have

put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms

and Christian

heritage,"

experience gave

my

me

Johnson

said.

"This

a deep appreciation for

Christian upbringing and the family

values that were instilled during

my youth."

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Rita

Uice President As

a teacher, Rita

member

being elected

e

Board of Education, she learned more about the management of

e

Hanks always saw the school board

of the Smithville R-II

in a different perspective. After

school district and her views changed drastically. Serving on the board for 21 years gave hei

commitment

to education.

"This service to education and serve

been

J2ti

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my community

on Northwest's Board of Regents," Hanks

a strong focus in

my

was, of course,

said. "Service to

one of the reasons

1

was asked

my community and my

tc

state ha:

life."

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RangeUr.

member

Juan Rangt'l het;an vokinteerinf» his time

as a

the ncighhor lady's drive for free.

him the

lessons, that

you receive twice said

what it is

young boy when he shoveled

He

said his parents taught

shaped him. as

First,

they taught him

much as you give.

Secondly, they

a person does should be

done because

the right thing to do.

"Volunteering

learning

is

from

opportunities, being able to give back, .-««*ifc^

\

r

*

whether

it's

time,

money

experiences," Rangel said.

my parents are have been,

many been able

r

gifts

right,

or

"And

they always

I've received so

because of what I've

to give.

I

have a great

life."

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RollieStadlman Board

member

In 1979, a tire broke out in the administration building c

campus and completely destroyed radio equipment within the buikiing. Rollie

time.

Stadlman was the manager of KCTV

As community and

staff pulled

at

the

together to set up

a makeshift broadcasting station, the radio

was up

and running the following morning.

"Anytime things matter

how

get had

1

reali:e that

bleak things look that

it

no

yiui

have enough people pulling and pushing for

you everything

is

going to be

just

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Lydia Hurst Board

member

Lydia Hurst tocussed on

God

to get her

Christianity for everything good in her "I

am

deepen

so thankful tor the time in

my

relations with the Lord tor

life

my it

through every day. She gave credit to

and

lite

said

it

when

has helped

I

guides everything she does.

was hetng pruned to

me

be a better wife,

mother, daughter, family member, friend and acquaintance," Hurst said Blessed with a loving Christian husband and three lovely children,

Hurst said because of her tamily, she had others to admire and share her faith with.

"Even with

all

of these

a sense of satisfaction

gifts,

I

could not end any day with

and peace without God," Hurst

"Throughout my days,

1

said.

receive love, support,

forgiveness, miracles, promises, a sense ot

contentment

and many more forms of assistance that enable me

to be

proud of normal routines and significant events."

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PaulRlute Student Regent During his senior year of high school. Student Regent Paul Klu severely injured his knee during a football game.

ended

his football career

and made him

realize the

The

inju

importan

of education.

"After

my

surgery,

I

focused heavily on academics

learned that academics were the only way successful," Klute said.

ai

to becor


Don

member

Board

Don Schnioder school.

Schneider

At age

Medal

enlisted in the United States

21, while in

for saving

Marine Corps

after graduating military

high

DaNang, Vietnam, he received the Navy and Marine Corps

two fellow soldiers

combat. After spending

in

1

3

months

Schnieder suffered from Vietnam Stress Syndrome and searched

calm atmosphere. Northwest

in

Vietnam,

for a college

with a

fulfilled his search.

"People from heads of departments, teachers, townspeople reaching out to helping of

rest

me

my

While

really

helped

was

life

me

spring board to the

this place."

at college,

universiry. Less

me heal," Schnieder said. "The real

Schnieder met his wife, Nini,

than a year

agent and continued a

after graduation,

life

whom

he was hired

also attended the as a Secret Service

protecting presidents, the pope and prominent

social figures.

Schnieder said the compassion and help the university gave him pulled

him through

the tough times.

Karen Daniel Board

member

Karen Daniel credited her

life

of success to her grandparents. Alyce

grandparent, taught school and valued education above

have the courage to continuously improve "Don't

condemn

or

all.

Cummins, her

She taught Daniel

last

remaining

and

to self reflect

herself.

condone individuals behavior," Daniel

said in the

words of her

grandmother. Daniel tried to apply the advice to her

and Veatch. She applied the value could.

She

settled for

nothing

less

to

life as

well as her job as chief of finance at Black

each shareholder helping them the most she possibly

than

tair

when

dealing with situations.

Doug Sutton Board

member

Doug Sutton began working

in the seventh grade.

grants while in college. Sutton's teacher, his boss,

who made

first

He worked

through high school and had work

job after he graduated college offered lessons from a former

the rest of Sutton's jobs beneficial.

His boss told him there were always tasks to be done whether assigned or not, they need done and w'ould "broaden your

Choosing

to at least

a positive attitude

own tr>'

hori:on." Secondly, his boss said every job

and solve the problem broadened

and not work

came with decision making.

talent. Lastly,

Sutton learned to ha\e

for recognition.

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to faculty dis^eretioii

left

h\ Kara Swink

H

Barnes said the idea only came alive

rotcsMirs received the option to

Faculty Senate debated the idea of

months before

allow initial sanction leeway with

when

students found to be academically

their

dishonest.

with the undergraduate policy, because the Graduate Council's policy was weak. "I guess my perception is that

Former Faculty Senate President Gregory Haddock said throughout the months of debate, most senate members favored adding to and

dishonesty policy to the Board of

academic dishonesty should be based

clarifying the outlined policy.

Regents

on academic freedom issues that faculty members operate under," he

debated, we were able to really tweak

academic policy and

tried to align

it

After three years of discussion Provost Taylor Barnes presented the

Faculty Senate's revised academic

in June.

"I'm very excited the board passed It,"

the Graduate Council looked at

former Chair of Academic

said.

a revision for five

senators agreed

"Over the It,"

Haddock

on the

five

clarifications.

months

said. "It

now

Jewell said the senate needed to

bugs, but this was a policy

establish guidelines with the catalog,

really believe that they

we checked and rechecked and even

but the guidelines should have

now."

talked to other institutions about."

flexibility for faculty.

has

Carla Edwards

some

The

university attorney reported

the inconsistencies within the revised policy, but

Edwards

said the recension

worked. Professors made decisions with their departments

as to

how

a

sanction should be carried out and

what type of punishment

fits

a

"I

guess

I

Discussions started with Faculty

Senate in November 2002 when Edwards reported the committee's concern regarding the policy to senators. Edwards explained to senators that the appeals committee and the Graduate Council wanted clarification and changes made Senate members Chanda Funston

I have to follow," Jewell had cases that were minor and some that were pretty severe and I think I've handled my circumstances in a most appropriate manner."

Since the Board's decision, a charge

brought against instructor, staff

student.

whether 'F'

The

still

guess

my

tiiat

perception

is

academic

be

student by an or another decision, however, a

dishonesty sliouid be

member

a student

based on academic

needs an automatic

for the class or

an

'F'

on the

freedom

issues tliat

assignment would be at the professor's

faculty

discretion.

members

Before the Board approved the new-

gave the student an

'F'

in the course

operate under.

if

the professor found the student to be

been done by Northwest

After appealing the charge, students

before," Funston said. "I just don't

stayed enrolled in the class until the

understand what the drive

appeal process was completed.

is."

I

it

said. "I've

and Duane Jewell both disagreed with Edwards about a reworked policy. "It's

understand

don't like to see policy

policy, the instructor automatically

throughout the policy.

has more

dictated that

of academic dishonesty can

student's crime.

steps that faculty

was

can follow, and

said. "It still

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decisions Guei^ speaker expressses importance of life elioices.

a

Swink

Kar.i

r.iduates

remembered the

past

and looked toward the future

as

they

the swaying tassels tickle their cheeks.

tclt

Graduate Heidi Hoffert said she had varied emotions running through her as she walked into the arena wearing a freshly pressed cap and gown. "It's

have

exciting, ner\'e wracking

all

and

sad," she said.

been mixed together today and

"These emotions

smce

truthfully,

1

started

here."

as

The emotions continued for Hoffert and countless other graduates commencement speaker, retired Brigadier General James R. Joy,

'57

Northwest graduate,

stressed the

importance of decision making

to graduates.

"Any

decision you

make

will affect the rest of

your

Joy said.

life,"

"All decisions may not go as planned, so you might have to compromise as

you

go.

want you

You might to

Joy discussed six

leam you hate your

also

remember

is

But the thing

career.

1

that even the best of plans are changed."

skills

he believed could be used

if

plans were

changed unexpectedly. Joy put great emphasis on honesty and integrity,

communication, personable

and

attitudes,

competence, not slacking

off

daily self-motivation.

"If you use these skills in

your daily

community and be rewarded

As Student Senate she told graduates into

who

it

life,

in the end,"

you'll

be able to sen'e your

Joy said.

President Emily Dix congratulated students,

was their university experience that molded them

they were and

who they would become.

"Think back to the hot August day. You were faced with challenges, but today, you've beaten that challenge. It is your time to embark

upon

a

new begirming," Dix said. " Where will you go? What will you

do?" Dlx's ending words

came from "Hope

Float's" character Birdie, a

Any

decision

you make

will

woman who suffered pain but overcame obstacles. "Beginnings are

scary,

endings are usually sad, but

it is

what's in the

middle that counts the most."

Dtx said graduates would remember they traveled toward

As

new

affect the rest of

your

life.

All

their university years fondly as

territory.

graduates were called forward to receive their diplomas,

decisions

may not go

as planned.

excitement rang from the stands, and noise erupted from cowbells

and drums.

While some parents snapped

pictures of their

new

graduates,

other students, such as Michelle Blumer, stood back to take the excitement

in.

"Tonight was fabulous, and I'm relieved to be done," she this

ÂĽ

has been a great school, and I'm going to miss

>eiG*y*icA

it

said.

here."

"But

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l-.imily I

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Provost Taylor Barnes congratulates Cindy Poindexter after she Bams has been with the university for 12 years,

her diploma. Provost

Sage Kimbaugh and

her fellow graduate look at

the evening. Graduates learned Brisadier General l.nme.R

lov

life

lessons

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needed to charge the same or around

had more money

in their wallets after

that as other schools do," Merrill said.

the Board of Regents approved a tuition rollback that cut online tuition rates for

"But they also need to have more courses for people like myself who've

Missouri residents by $117.

met

online rates approved by the Board in less than a month equaled tuition for on-campus, face-to-face

However, the Board added a 530 per credit hour delivery fee to pay

deliver^-.

for "distant learning," Director of the

Center

Information Technolog>- in

for

Von Holien said. .According to Von Hohen, the university tuition hike caused him to

Education Roger

look at online tuition rates, especially

concluded undergraduate

after data

students had doubled since

1999.

fall

way you looked at it, it was costing more and more for students," "Either

did

it

for

paid $ 1 6 1 30 for online courses plus the .

S30 fee per credit hour,

a

$117

difference prior the Board's action of

$278.50 per credit hour. Jean Merrill had taken online courses while raising her

for the last three years, 3 -year-old

graduate students began paying

minimal discussion. "It was the easiest meeting I've ever had," Von Holzen said. During the meeting. Von Holzen said

$201.75, while non-resident graduate

Courter believed lowering cost for Missouri residents was a possibility, but

undergraduate or graduate student, they should take at least one online

it

students paid $353.50, and both would

have the $30

was at a conference when the Board approved it, and I was surprised that it was finalized in such a short "I

be assessed the additional $30

students."

"Online classes teach a student to be because they

a life-long learner,

process,"

to

involved."

delivery-

fee.

Either

For Patrice Jones, a grandmother from Georgia, online tuition for nonresidents continued to satisfy her

for students.

Jones researched colleges, universities

courses and learned that the university

I did not want to sit and have to put my daughter

campus, but

when

her price range.

fit

haven't been disappointed at all with the price or anything that "1

found out that tuition went down I was thrilled because any money saved

Nonhwest has

really helps."

I'd

1

Merrill believed the university found

competitive edge they were missing,

to offer," Jones said. "I've

been so pleased with Northwest

recommend

it

it, it

We

did

it

for

of a classroom and

from group projects. "I've

gone to

always thought

if it

and convenience

because 80 percent of students take an online

who live on campus -Roger Von Holzen

kept her away

classes before, but it

flexibility

course

to everyone."

more online courses were added. "Northwest found out that if they to be competitive that they

that

Jones said she would pay double the tuition amount if it meant staying out

but said they would not compare until

wanted

at

was costing more and more

pocketbook.

country regarding tuition for online

.1

way you look

and private institutions across the

I

into daycare," Merrill said. "But

more in the learning Von Holzen said. "They have do more work and be actively

participate

never liked the idea of paying so

in classes

whether an

said

course before graduation because online classes help to "instill life skills in

to a year.

would take close

fee starting in the fall.

Von Holzen

much when only live two blocks away trv)m

will."

level online courses. Missouri resident

daughter but said the cost

began to strain family expenses. "1

1

Couter in June, he was not expecting a

students taking an online course would

"We

pajamas,

and Vice President of Finance Ray

Undergraduate Missouri residents

said.

my my

grade," she said. "I figured that

can do something online, work at own pace and do it while sitting in

Pricing also changed with graduate

and convenience because 80 percent of students take an online course who live on campus."

flexibility

1

his proposal to Provost Taylor Barnes

amount of time," he said. Online courses for non-residents remained at its current charge of $278.50 through the summer of 2004. However, fall 2004 non-resident

Von Hohen

if

when he submitted

said

my

for

their quota of classes."

Von Holzen

The

time going to class tor up to rour hout'^ a day and having to rely on other people

1

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ettort to

meet

education needed value components to

Strauch to expand the criteria of the

but

The

state

impact student decision-making.

The

differed

Freshmen Seminar Director Al

Strauch said she realized

changed the

class but did

faculty,

anyone could walk through them

much

rigor."

the

"I'm not ready to throw the whole

not

cotton pickin' bathtub out the window just

were

Education Advisory Group decided Freshmen Seminar would be beneficial to incoming freshmen if values were

need tweaking," Sergei said. Nevertheless, students became

because I've read the material, but

implemented into the course through

"This

online quizzes.

if

at a scholarly level.

"I try to help,

and

is

at

don't

Strauch

I

why am

I

online

"I

thought we did a good job of taking

program that meets the needs of the

a

try to help

and

know how because the material, but

understand

it.

don't

I

I've

read

This

don't understand I

teaching

it,

why

valuable university techniques but

thought the quizzes were "pointless."

"1

think

we complain and complain,

change

it,"

change

it

is

and

willing to step up

Strauch

said.

for the better,

"We want and

it's

own

"And we don't need

what values are through an

online quiz."

After hearing both sides of the

don't believe

believe

it

it's

overburdened "I

do

would have been worth the

time to see where else the values could

have been implemented in another Gen Ed courses, but it works for now."

comments

back and said they would be

"Would

I

like to

Faculty Welfare

"I

Committee

drafted a

proposal to the Curriculum Committee.

"There are just a lot of problems because everything keeps getting dumped on Freshmen Seminar," said Faculty Welfare Committee Chair Joel Benson.

"We

think this whole process

needs to be re-thought. It's only a suggestion with some of our concerns." Eiswert believed the committee would re-evaluate students and

comments regarding the "It's

go back to the old

way. Oh, yeah," Sergei said.

Pi

here with our

said.

argument from faculty and students, the

e\aluated throughout the year.

Icadennic A

to learn

Rose

work hard." Freshmen Seminar Adviser Mike Steiner believed the value components

filtered

-]ody Strauch

MdiiWMaiiiAiiBata

to

not

"We come values,"

because the faculty doesn't want to

Sergei appreciated the

it?

registration could not be completed.

hour."

students with work," Steiner said.

such a scholarly depth, and

If

students failed even one quiz, spring

ethics class that's been put into a one-

university's curriculum.

at

thousands

Freshman Denise Rose enjoyed the seminar experience. She learned

"I

is

That

were an "excellent edition" to the

don't

I

after

guidance changed into a "three hour

into the university experience.

but no one

value components," Sergei said.

24-hour reset program

of reset request were submitted.

it?"

but Freshmen Seminar guides students

an

an 85 percent

Administrators created an automatic

it,

the Internet with the class so every

have

frustrated because only

things that

such a scholarly depth, and

Strauch said values are important,

could

little

or higher passed the five value quizzes.

it,"

don't understand

teaching

know how

because there are

said.

don't understand

I

I

Dean Hubbard thought of incorporating

the resolution given to us and creating

h-

from students and

the online quizzes were created

Jim Eiswert and the university 's General

experience.

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so

if

understand why online assessments

student

am

university

why

don't always

Sergei said he understood the frustration

"they wouldn't have

and workload.

we

what we want."

Sergei, Philosophy Associate Professor

Sergei said University President

I

which doubled her students' stress

class,

reconstruct the one-hour credit course.

if

Jetinitelv would, but

mandated that general

class

modifications forced the university' to

1

advisers' opinions

get

Freshmen Seminar

underwent transformation.

I

Freshmen Seminar

demands, the

state

when it came to the renovated structure. The new component forced Freshmen Seminar Adviser Jody

ttaditional

lasts if it

faculty

class.

been a great addition whether

or not," Eiswert said.

"I

don't

it

know

will last, only the future will tell."


eshmen Melanie Bucy i::es

and Kathryn Chamberlain collaborate on the

required for Freshmen Seminar. In order to register for spring classes.

jcnt^ h.id to score at last

an 85 percent on each

quir-

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off for tlieater

production

Median Heiipr

Robins

arching in a soldier like stance, four young men came to an abrupt stop as the piano shifted moods and the choir ot perfect harmonies sang anthem to another entering

obligation to being a student and to uphold excellence."

body.

10 p.m. wasn't enough to

Rehearsal for the Spring Musical

Happened on the Way

to the

Forum"

"A Funny Thing filled

the evening

hours for 22 university students. In the form of a reman comedy, the production would take the stage in March.

else in the cast," actor Patrick

Robbins said rehearsal Monday through Friday 7 p.m. to make a good show. The musical had several tight, voice harmonies so when everyone practiced

own time they came prepared. Accompanist Lisa Lawrence also stayed on her Some nights, Lawrence sat

during their

fingertips during rehearsals.

time before she was needed; on others, her fingers danced nonstop across the piano keys.

With only two weeks of preparation on the stage of Mary Linn, Director Mike Morris said most people didn't know how much work went into theater productions,

for long periods of

especially musicals.

said she

Preparation for the musical began a year before, and

months of practice prepared the actors. Rehearsing an area smaller than the size of the actual petformance

three in

stage

made

it

difficult for actors to reach full potential.

Other obstacles stood

in the

way

as the

team pressed

on.

team effort, so when you come and you're not prepared, you don't have you're lines down, you don't have your blocking memorized or your songs, it's really not fair to anybody "Theater

is

into rehearsal

definitely a

said. "It's a big

Smoothing the wrinkles, stage manager Bridget Brown came to practice early to get production sights ready and gather props everyone might need. "I'm pretty much the liaison between the director and all the cast members, the music, the crews that run the show backstage," Brown said. The production required teamwork from all different directions, which meant everyone had to adjust. "It's like a jigsaw puzzle," Morris said. "You gotta' work on the pieces and put them together as you figure them out, and eventually it kind of collages into something that makes sense."

Music Director Dr.

Brian Lanier cues singers at the precise moment.

Rehearsals were held in the old dance studio in the DeLuce Fine Arts building

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was hand

and then

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in

1968 and could be found in the

art

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exhibit

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Assistant Professor ot Art Russell Schmaljohn,

the unnersir\-

staff in

show the public

the

summer ot

who

art

joined

1969, decided to retire and

his artwork after a 35-year career directing the

ceramics program. In retrospect,

Schmaljohn noticed many changes in the

level

of technology and work required for professors.

"When 1 first came here, we were lucky to have a radio," Schmaljohn said. He saw technology advance into students owning personal CD and MP.3 plasers. According to Schmaljohn, the amount of administrati\e paperw-ork gradually increased. There were more student reports, meetings and committees and the level ot

"1

can

talk

about

To

Bobby

Estes believed

but said he

still

gave

read.

said.

Schmaljohn

Schmaljohn was a laid-back professor to do his best work. "1 feel like he has set a higher

him the motivation

standard for students," said peer adviser

"(Schmaljohn) is and he makes students

.Ashley Grant. intimidating,

want to work for him." Schmaljohn established a goal

to

prepare students for art-related jobs after college.

Art department chair Kim Spradling said,

"(Schmaljohn) had a way

ot

focusing on what's important which in a sense

is

to focus

On

and their sense of open-

Schmaljohn.

photo

fr*

MiJce

He

tor the

"I'm ready to graduate and

said self-fulfillment

in ceramics education.

"I'm trading

for

students helped increase communication in the art department.

on what's best for the students."

experience.

came

Dye

the mission of the department;

Schmaljohn said teaching ceramics became a learning

Creating an

environment

1

doesn't deal

always something to learn."

students' willingness to learn

mindedness.

it

"The best way to learn something is to teach something," Schmaljohn said. "Teaching has always been self-enhancing. Even though I teach the same thing over and over again, there's

display in the Fine Arts building are produced in the 1980's. A Camera cup, Rattler cup. Bird cup Potter's cup were all made on a Potter's Wheel by Ri

open

ivory tower because

best express his visual ideas to the public,

throughout his career.

"Same old shit; the flies are Schmaljohn said. Schmaljohn enjoyed

and about hooks that

ideas

with what's in their concrete world," Schmaljohn

Although the student population increased, attitudes and opinions changetl

different,"

and

decided to put on a final ceramic exhibition.

attention directed to the students waned.

little

art

Some people may call that an

my

'ivor^'

tower' here

one at home," said Schmaljohn.

become

a potter now.'

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aecoinitiodates teaching process. B\ McL'an Heuer

aptop screens

L

lit

up

as taculry

watched the overhead projector

eCompanion homepage. The Department of Communication, Theatre, and Language Arts learned about updates to the eCompanion isplay the

gradehook feature

The

at the

beginning of the spring trimester.

Internet based program created by

eCoUege allowed

instructors to post assignments, lectures, quizzes, tests ither course materials for students to

view and

utilize

and

from

any computer with Internet access.

1

Department members used the training as an opportunity ask questions and give suggestions on how to improve

the

Communication, Theatre, and Language eCompanion from Runyan. After an informal, individual training session, Roush created Instructor of

Arts Marcy Roush learned to use

her

said the

Sloan Foundation Grant required

at

the positive affect

it

brought to campus.

"With

Languages Arts Roy Schwartzman oversaw the Oral Communication homepage design and content.

system of interacting with students in her hands-

departments, and professors looked

site's capabilities.

Associate Professor of Communication, Theatre, and

Schwartzman

own

on signing class. Roush hoped to get something similar to a video camera that would allow her to interact with each o{ the students through eCompanion. Technology changes continued to affect university

hard to if

a lot of students in the classroom,

see, so

if

they get to see

they're sitting at the computer,

personable,"

Roush

said.

sometimes

me one-on-one, it

it's

especially

makes

it

"That way we can interact

more a little

more."

instructional technology in the department therefore, onethird of his courses took place

"ECompanion

is

through eCompanion.

a tool like

anything

else,

and

it's

there

primarily for the convenience and the assistance of the

Schwartzman said. Schwartzman said eCompanion was

eCompanion

is

a tool

lii<e

students,"

beneficial because

it

student forgot an assignment at school, they could retrieve

home computer. ECompanion lectures were played through the Tegrety program. The Center for Information Technology in It

anytiiing else, and

it's

there

from a

Education office

set

up

a special

room for professors

to record

their lectures.

Assistant Director of the

CITE Office

Darla

Runyan

features

and

tiie

tiie

convenience

assistance of the

told

eCoUege appreciated suggestions from campus faculty and staff on ways to improve eCompanion and make it more user friendly. CITE worked with faculty to train professors on the new

professors at the training

primarily for

students.

-Roy Schwartzman

eCoUege introduced.

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team shows potential Classmates compete in public speaking contests. K Meyan Heuer

T

raveling to six different states, forensic students learned how Co apply constructive criticism, strengthen public speaking skills and grow together as a team.

Open

to all students interested

m

public speaking at a competitive level.

Instructor of forensics skills

Communication, Theatre, and Languages Patrick Johnson said taught students how to improve their confidence and interpersonal

through competition.

Students had the option to compete

in several different categories

under

two genres, public address and prepared speeches. Public address was judged on content, reasoning, evidence and delivery of a chosen topic. Prepared speeches worked on creating a strong character and adapting to judges' feedback. The 10-minute prepared speeches gave students a lengthy amount of memorization from the start. Johnson said besides memorization, the most difficult part of getting into forensics was the stylistics of language choice, body movement and vocal inflections.

To practice all the intricacies of speaking, 20 students snent three to four hours outside of class practicing, so time in class could be spent reflecting on the previous weekend's tournament.

"When

a judge offers constructive criticism,

I

try to

apply

it

to

my

understanding of the piece and fix the problem," Fifth year member Stephanie Purtle said. "If every judge gave great criticism, it would be wonderful. But some judges just write, 'Great job!' and then you get That isn't always very helpful."

last

If

every judge

%2i\^ great

place.

Students not only appreciated and utilized the judges' comments but enjoyed time spent as a team. Traveling to "shady hotels," and sharing odd experiences was fun Purtle said. "I have made some of the best friendships," she said. "There is something

when you are driving for hours on the weekends together and then sleeping in the same hotel room and eating together every meal. These that happens

Students gave up weekends for tournaments and weeknights for practices. However, they appreciated what the class offered them in return.

Students gained skills to use in the future from forensics such as using social skills, presenting topics with time constraints and networking.

Johnson

said the

young team exceeded the

qualified four,

J'/Zi

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final

round placings the

squad of mostly freshmen and sophomores first-time national qualifiers for the national competition. set.

it

would be

wonderful. But some judges just write 'Great job!'

then you get

are friendships that will last forever."

previous season's team

criticism,

isn't

last place.

and Tha

always very helpful.

-Stephanie Purtle


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Lager are put on the spot to perlotm an

act for class feedback. "I'm in forensics because

Lommiinic.itum

skills,

'

Licer

Stephanie Purtle gives to he in forensics because h.

I

said,

pfcnin fn MiJÂŤ-

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it

can give

me

lifelong

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on the

topic of shopping.

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love

love to be the center of attention," Purtle said, photo

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he reached his arm through the porthole, student David felt the cow's bumpy, wet stomach through his

Gomel

"We want to train students to go out in the real world and compete with other students or graduates," Padgitt said.

glove.

The T.W. Wright Farm

offered students a place to

Tyler Rolofson learned the benefits of artificial It eliminated the chore of taking care of

execute what they learned in class by observation and

insemination.

interaction. Classes such as applied nutrition, livestock

high maintenance bulls on the farm. Other benefits were that a good gene could be used in several cows to ensure a good bloodline in the calves. Students went through-

marketing, animal breeding and physiology of animals incorporated textbooks with physical learning.

"The only experience you have class,"

Gomel

said. "So,

it's

is

what you do

in

nice to go to the farm and

do what you talked about." Tracie Bixinmen, an animal science major, said taking

how to ration money on feed and

classes such as applied nutrition taught her

her livestock's food intake to save

out the entire the

cow and

insert the

artificial

insemination process of preparing

inserting the

semen tube but

Rolofson enjoyed his experiences and said he liked the classes with animal interaction best. "I

think

it's

better to get field experience to learn,"

"Teachers can write

produce the best meat product by feeding the correct

Rolofson

nutrition.

board, but until you get to do

Associate Professor of Agriculture Harold Brown concentrated his time teaching about the 75 sows and their 700 offspring that lived on the farm. Brown

didn't actually

semen.

said.

it,

The main thing

they want on a

all

you don't learn."

is

that

it

assigned two students to a litter of piglets, and students

learned to dock their

tails, clip

their teeth, give ear

notches for identification, castrate them and give iron shots. Students learned the importance of the tasks kept

allows you to apply what

you

talk

about

in

the

the animals in the best condition for production.

"The main thing

is

that

it

allows you to apply what

you talk about in the classroom and use situation,"

Brown

it

remember.

in

worked closely

with the 70 cows on the farm also giving his students to

it

practical situations.

said.

Professor of Agriculture Dennis Padgitt

something

classroom and use

in a practical

The hands on approach

-Harold Brown

offered

an advantage over other college graduates.

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learn the ropes.

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students

of

that

participated in entrepreneurship

teamed up with

local aspiring business

Delta to travel

Achievement programs with

high school students.

"SIFE provides college students the

Awtry

Jill

builder.

said. "It's a

gets your foot in

It

the door with over 50 companies."

Economics and Finance Jason White

Other university professors used

taught several business-related classes.

different approaches to tiiake business

Entrepreneurship class

we

get

an opportunity to

cover material from every business discipline,"

White

said.

"The course

classes

more

interesting.

Instructor

Accounting,

of

Economics and Finance Doug

method of teaching

Russell's

Sales, Retailing

could easily serve as the capstone

and Principles of Marketing courses

course for a degree in business."

was

White

said he

was interested

in

worth

the main focus throughout the year.

"Our projects during the academic

connection

my

a year's

business work to professionals. The competition was

hard

of

year are driven by our mission ot

evaluated the idea's marketability.

"I like

competition to present

good

building,"

best because

students were provided the

opportunity to attend an annual

opportunity to learn leadership and team

persons, wrote a business plan and

Assistant Professor of Accounting,

Some

experience broadened. They teamed

classroom knowledge to spread

a

"1

mix of relate

and

lectures

stories

of

stories.

my work

entrepreneurship

spreading

education to the northwest Missouri area.

Competition is a different Our goal there is to win,"

animal.

White said. At competition, the students were judged by their projects, utilized the

personal

how

they

mass media through their

Web

site

and posters, their

involvement of nonbusiness majors

and their use of board.

a business advisory

They were

also judged

on

getting Students In Free Enterprise

experience to the textbook," Russell

organization as a credited business

said,

course similar to other universities

environment that promotes learning

written report in

by having some fun."

Njavwa Mulwanda said SIFE and business went hand-in-hand in the

and

colleges. SIFE's mission

was to

give students the ability to learn the

In

"which

creates

an

open

Fundamentals of Business

their overall timed presentation and

New

York City.

free enterprise system in a real

Finance, students got involved during

process of spreading business to

working situation.

Freshmen Advantage Week. The

of humankind.

SIFE brought

in speakers

and

provided informational programs for students interested in business.

With

the projects, student's business

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budget

incoming teach them how to

seminar

freshmen to manage money.

for

all

"SIFE enriches communication about business," Mulwanda

said.

"It

enlightens and educates people about business."


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hildren scribbled away at their assignments, while education majors sat quietly in the back of the room jotting down notes over the teacher-child interactions.

Elementary students in Horace Mann Laboratory School welcomed elementaryeducation majors and early childhood minors who were required to work directly the classrooms. Education students spent three hours a week for five weeks

m

on classes and observing. "They were up-and-coming teachers with fresh ideas, so I learned as much from them as they did watching me teach," pre-kindergarten teacher Meghan sitting in

Sheil said.

Many

universities didn't provide the observation

prospective educators untill their Junior year.

and activity course to

The ohser\-ance opportunity allowed

them to confirm their future. "The beauty of this class is students have the opportunity to observe students during their first trimester on campus," course instructor Carol Tjeerdsma said. Horace Mann was a private elementar>^ school located on the university^ campus. Tjeerdsma said the elementary students were "desensitized" to the variety observers that

came

ot

into the classrooms.

"It helped me because I'm getting hands-on experience, and it will help teach me my full responsibility of what teaching entails," special education major Leslie

Griswold

said.

Being able to work directly on campus allowed students to explore the idea of

where they wanted

their future to go.

them a feel, right off the start, of working as an the wrong career choice, students know early."

"It gives

"If

it's

educator," Sheil said.

Student observers looked for specific examples; discipline techniques, the learning environment, problems the teacher had, methods of teaching and planning and

how

the teacher motivated the students.

With the information students collected, they wrote "Growth Pieces" to reflect on what they observed. Students critiqued one hour of their obser\'ation by questioning their classroom experience. In addition to obser\'ation, education majors and minors also had hands-on training by grading papers and decorating bulletin boards.

chance to get in the classroom with kids and gives us the option change our major if we decide it's not what we want to do," elementary education major Dion Pickett said. "You just really get a feel for the classroom." "It gives us a

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2 pencils and Big Chief tablets tucked inside desks, Horace Mann third-grade students pulled out their palm pilots and began their day. Horace Mann Laboratory School provided personal computer's for sixth-graders five years ago and third-

ithNo.

Palm Pilots fall 2003. wants the students to have mastery of technology by the end of eighth grade, so we are starting

graders received

"The

state

Amy Vorderbruegge said. Sixth grade instructor Linda Heeler said it was the school's goal to integrate technology so future teachers

now," third-grade teacher

would see the benefit and write grants to bring further advancement into public schools. The students at Horace Mann said having personal computers and palm pilots had a lot of benefits. "We don't have to take turns. When it's here we can just get on It when we need to," sixth-grader Zachary Keith

technology.

"The Palm Pilots provided a game-type atmoshphere where they were still learning, but the kids didn't see them as a learning tool," Voerderbruegge said. Palm Pilots came equipped with an agenda, calendar, games, type mode and an ability to "beam" data from one Palm

Pilot to another.

"By the time we're adults people will be using computers a lot more. When we're adults, Palms will be a paper and pencil," third-grader Michael Spencer said. "Palms rock!"

The Palm a

said.

Having a computer at the student's fingertips allowed them to replace the use of some textbooks, dictionaries and other resources. "Instead of looking up our spelling words in a dictionary,

which takes

forever,

we

just

Pilots

provided

game-type atmosphere where they were still learning, but the kids

used www.dictionary.com,"

Mary Baumli said. Computers allowed creativity to flow while expanding resources and improving keyboarding skills. "1 like how you can personalize your computer's background to show different personalities," sixth-grader

sixth-grader

Hailey Kenkel said. Kenkel added, the computers were too tempting sometimes because she wanted to play games during

Vorderbruegge said the Palm Pilots were used to motivate students to do school work while using

didn't see

them

as a

learning tool.

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food management courses where students mimicked resturaunt ideals of

appealing, colorful entrees.

Consumer Sciences Jennell Ciak taught meal which prepared students by teaching them to prepare three-

Assistant Professor of Family and

management

courses

course meals for an actual audience.

Smaller meals, feeding four to

five,

were hosted by two classmates while larger

dinners, feeding up to 60 guests, were prepared by five committees working together. Stiens, a dietetics major, said preparing a

Jill

came with

stress

large group

and a

level of difficulty.

was sometimes

difficult

bowls wasn't always the easiest

meal

for a large

and finding the

facilities,

Grace Johnson

usually

such a

all

know each

other very

"Word spreads about who can bake well and who will kitchen. From then on, work is divided as fairly as possible,

said.

bum down the

and everyone

for

stoves and mixing

task.

"Since the foods and nutrition majors are small, we well,"

number of people

Modifying recipes to provide

pulls their weight."

Johnson, another dietetics major, said she wanted to eventually enter the Peace Corps where she could use her knowledge of nutrition to help malnutritioned people around the world. She found the biggest

meal was the time management, but dove

stress in

preparing such a large

tailing, or multitasking,

was something

she learned in class to quicken the pace.

Other foods

met

classes

concentrated on the importance of planning menus that

daily nutritional goals

and balancing aesthetics that were pleasing

to the

eye.

"Since this traditional,"

is

the Midwest,

Johnson

said.

it

is

important to keep things a

little

more

"Side dishes are chosen without repeating colors or

key ingredients. Texture also needs to balance so there

is

not too

much crunch or

mush." Stiens said planning a meal required delegating, which brought faster

it all

together

and smoother.

"It's

great being able to

work with others

add something to the end product," she

said.

as a

team because each person can

"You

also

have an extra eye to catch

something that may need changed or tweaked."

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Backed by a

Iradition of success. Bearcat dclerniiiialion shincd

Ihrough lebuilding status, conl'ercnce championships and national rankings.

Bearcat basketball dominated the

home two championship second

title

in three years

attained their

titles.

MIAA

The men

their

women ^^

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MIAA

-,.

despite

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Chiunpionship title in a five-way tie,

beginning the season with a No. 4 national

pregame

grabbed

M/^^^

first.

March bringing

}^M

while the

The football team also held the

Football

in

m

Head

ranking.

Coach Mel Tjeerdsma was honored during homecoming festivities after

in university history

Tjeerdsma named

becoming

the winningest football coach

with 91 wins after beaUng Washburn Oct.

Biirt

Svoboda announced

Tatum

oft'ensive coordinator after

his departure for Division

1

action

at

4.

Jim the

University of Califomia-Los Angeles.

Both men's and women's indoor track and team members for the NCAA Division

Mass

II

field qualified three

Championships

Boston,

in

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After three losing seasons, the volleyball teiun

welcomed new

head coach Lori DeJongh-Slight. The soccer team went under new guidance with new Head Coach Tracy Cross. Despite going into overtime seven times,

tlie

soccer team broke the

MIAA record for

the longest winless streak with 16. Parker cuts down the net following the inen's victon' in the tournament, Patket was named the MVP of the tournament

Senior Guard Kelvin

MIAA

title

game of the

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ppmmates

According to Jamaica, years playing and growing together helped the Rectors stand up

back surgery, the

oated back to tough love earned by siblings

to opponents.

Tara said

playing backyard ball.

"When we were young, we used to fight a lot, but now we don't fight anymore," Jamaica said. "Now we just fight the other team."

struggle through rehabilitation.

After years of playing together in high school

wide receivers Andre and Jamaica Rector counted on each other. "1 feel more confident," Andre said. "I've been playing with him so many years, I know if I have a bad game, he's going to pick up the

and

in college,

Like the Rectors, Tonja and Tara Risetter

were professional on the Softball diamond.

"We

we don't fight." had been inseparable. They shared clothing, their apartment and car. Risetter twins

"We're together

all

the time," Tonja said.

"We're with each other 24/7.

we

other,

mentality, "It's

my

think, helps our team," Tara said.

I

kind of neat to be playing side-by-side with

twin

For the twins, playing in close proximity from .in

early age helped

"We Tonja

form their

know each other's "We know what each

just

said.

Knowing the critique

Fonoti (right) with daughter to visit with their children.

14 Oct.

15. photo hs

Iront

and Richard

m back take time after the game

The

Tm.-^ H]^^i

Bearcats beat

Washburn 45-

>A-f A

point out shortcomings,

may not approach another

teammate. "1

"We

critique

and

a daughter.

critics,"

Tonja

said.

each other so much. We're hard

other."

having family around,

a big help

being there for each other," Richard

just

said,

explaining the importance of family.

ball,

Fonotis played on opposite sides of the

with Richard at linebacker and

field

I

Watching

Raymond

their family play

helped the Fonotis

see him,

out there," Richard said.

I

just feel like "1

fire

each

running

get real excited

on

the sideline."

Family teammates backed their excitement

and passion

for the present

emotions of the

think we are our biggest

on each

^

still

play, the

really trust."

extended into the families they

"Whenever

each other. Despite a good

with which they

m

"It's

other up.

to

Raymond

Richard had a daughter, and Raymond

a son

on the same

them

love each

on the mainland," Richard said. have got somebody to watch

who you

trust

tendencies,"

other's ability spurred

other sister could

(left) with son

your back,

other can do,

as far as getting to balls."

we know we

very important, considering we

is

at offensive guard.

solid defense.

1

just always

The

sister."

best friend and

their families.

don't have any

had

and having that

my

She's

sister.

Football players Richard and

started.

a wall,

-lu-

Fonoti, from Honolulu, Hawaii, felt the same

shortstop, they formed a strong defense

"Together we're

my

to each other, but

That

playing for the 'Cats softball team.

Fonoti

mean

other often, with Tara at third base and Tonja at

Tara worried

other."

"You

Even though they could not break from each

sifter

don't want to hurt her," Tara said. "We're very

"Family

is

play,

watch her

Softball.

way about

sometimes."

Raymond

Because Tonja couldn't

no rough

getting away from her, which

put their fighting aside.

for her to

rubbed in playing every time she brought up

We live with each

practice together; there's really

sisters

was hard

it

"She's

don't fight on the field," Tara said.

"That's the only place that

The

slack."

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When Tonja sat out their freshmen year after

trials

a iy time spent together. For some, those bonds

bonded through emotional

i

trevor haves

"1

with memories and

past.

get excited because that's your family

member

out there making a play,"

said. "That's

your blood.

Raymond

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Tara Risetter spots

her

twm

sistet

Tonja

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weight foom. Tonja received a medical red-shirt after a back injury and had one year of eligibility left after Tara graduated. f^hnto

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just

somebody

always have got

to

who you

watch your back, really trust.

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Inside the suit of

haves

ni world

Jjgfrent. Outside a cool

wind blew;

fall

inside the temperature rose. Fans pulled their jackets tighter

Bohhy fought

to see

man inside the

extremely hot," the

top of dealing with intense

temperatures and sweat, Bobhy could barely see out of the

figure out

you can kind of sense

out,

it

where things are things are

after that.

coming

You kind of and you

at you,

know what to look for or where to look." The hardships inside the suit continued and sweating

past running into poles

During a rainy Minnesota-

profusely.

Mankato State game, Bobby's suit became waterlogged.

made

The

extra weight of the suit

difficult for

it

him

move.

to

Eventually, his feet and calf muscles

cramped

up. Late in the fourth quarter,

jumped down

the top of his foot and fractured a

"1

me how

came back from

all

he

from the mild sprain on

to the track

grandstands and suffered a

"Don't ask

I

did that," he said.

game with

that

bruises

all

of the

trials

inside the suit,

university mascot.

probably one of the best things I've

ever done, just for the fact that

1

get to be

community.

1

get to

a major part of the

meet

a lot of people,

may not know

go

even though they

me."

it's

"1

and if I

made Bobby's job

little

kids

^^

the kids love me," he said. "But

walk into Hy-Vee and I see a bunch

of little kids, like they won't realize

me, but

I'll

it's

always remember them."

Bobby enjoyed v\ith the children

make

was awesome.

their day.

his interaction

and he loved

He

little

not

It's

kids,

he

pumping up the crowd. He

on the energy from the crowd, and

they fed

oft his.

Bobby made

friends with almost

everyone he met, but some of his friendships became closer "Grant ( Venahle), Super Fan, of fun, because he and

1

are

just

completely

he's a lot

good

crazy,"

he

it

just that

much

While he enjoyed Clash ot the Champions, Bobby said his tavorite experience came during the 2003 Homecoming parade. He rode a fire truck

me

almost an hour, hour-and

non-stop taking pictures, having people

level.

He

level at the first

Clash of the Champions game

^ T

_

..

was

just

lot

me. Just walking around,

of fun.

It

was just the most fun

it

was a

..

touchdown

to rack

"I

did like

50

1

all

another

up their

total to 60

I

for

it,

was glad

I

I

I'd

I've

ever

an appearance

at

the

and work the game after the parade.

"A

lot of

people ^

probably

cocky

he

said. "It

it.

It's

it,

took

but

me

a

it's

the

i

just confident,"

little

while to learn

kind of a confident walk, but

it's

a

strut."

The man behind Bobby prepared same way every game day for

the

his

transformation. "I

go through a weird

alarm

set.

burned a

I

ritual.

game, but our

down, and It

1

have my

last

drum

fight song,

to that everyday,"

the '99 goal post, the

I

CD with the

"I've got to rub the goal post,

thousand

push-ups,

you notice kind of has

if

flare to

home. I knew it was a home like

I

Bearcat's distinct walk

wake up

is

1

all

did, because

Along with the celebration

than

seven

trained

Bobby generations passed down

cadence on there, and the

average

arins

just obliterated."

a little different at

my

last 10,

could hardly do them.

I

was ready

summer, and was

within like five game

"The

minutes," he said.

"His walk

just

being

a

and

points.

had."

Sprint Tailgate Zone -

last year. It's

was

v

1

tli.m

^

talk to

"That Pitt. State

game

it

Even though he was tired, he still had to make

achieved an even higher

1

he did over 560

safety

thought

came up with our own little handshake." Fans like Venahle and other Bearcat diehards gave Bobby exactly what he needed. TTieir enthusiasm allowed Bobby up another

against Missouri-RoUa,

to Rickenhrode Stadium.

took

Bol

push-ups after the team scored with

gave out, and

a-half to walk back, because

it

,l^

he did during Homecoming. The game

through the parade and then walked back

"It

season,

the

in

touchdown,

said.

We kind of feed off one another, we even

to step

Earlier

experienced a different exhaustion

spin.

fact that I'm cheering,

thousand people made

friends.

kiiue

while and just chill out, where

after a

game and the

venue made Bobby's head

"The whole

more

would kind of take a

I

am usually up and running around."

Bobbying, in front of 26-and-a-half

kids off."

Althtiugh he took time for the lived for

was

Tlie attendance tor the

I'm just

like

it

noticed that

Bobby

m.) I

>aid.

my piece of

time they tore

it

pray of course."

didn't take

much preparation tor the to become the

man behind Bobby

Bearcat, because he already had preliminary requirements.

interesting.

get to play with all the all

larger

six or

Being unknouTi and interacting with people

27,000 there, so

bunch of their kids coming over hugging taking pictures, which I thought

that

we had almost

people. But at that game,

nuts."

unreal

Bobby loved being the "It's

a

even show up, ;md so

m 2002.

rib.

o\'er"

Despite

down there's

masctit didn't

thrived

your dimensions," he said. "Once

you figure

tell if

awkward mask.

kind ot hard to see out of until you

"It's

year

last

there in basketball," Ekibby said. "TTieir

going to blow

Bearcat suit said.

On

Mo. West

played

me and

through his sweat. "It's

"We

was completely

inside the suit

needed the "I've

He just

suit.

kind of been

Bearcat

my whole

life,"

Bobhy said. "I definitely bleed green and hite

to

didn't care

where they were from or what school they supported.

Supported by cheerleaders, Bobby Bearcat finishes his traditional set of push-ups after a

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One individual

who posed as Bobby later

became "Sluggerrr" for the Kansas City Royals. creation of Bobby consisted of carved block o wood, fashioned to lookj Uke a cougar.

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Auxiliary '

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^^^carcat Marching Band

formed

a circle

Bie end:one after the Bearcat Steppers spUt

in

oj^iom

the group. Their voices rose in a

resounding 'Hooka.' It

was game time, and they were ready

another day of "I

don't

spirit

tor

it

lot

circle

up

is

just to get us going.

We have a

of fun marching into the stadium with

the different stuff

we

of

up right before football season. The amount

work we put

With

all

up while the cheerleaders and Steppers

fired

rest of the

band members.

The band performed

a short pre-

hitting

He understood he had

know

that

when

alike.

the team runs out before

-game, the football team runs

in,

and we're

"1 like

it

and started chants

They played

songs,

to support their team.

think the football team loves

it,"

Crawford

^

lid.

"They're probably some of the most vocal

t

ins

you can

drummer

find,

and they're

definitely the

included as

many people

their son or

phita bs Theresa Chiodmi

sat

as

they

a guest

is,

on Saturday mornings

to just

done all the work, and now, we're go have fun."

that we've

just

going to

"Mr. Sergei has always been very supportive of the auxiliaries and truly amazing," Crawford

"He will give you whatever is in make your performance better."

said.

to

his

power

Outstanding performances are what Sergei

pushed

his students

toward in his 22 years

him meant

at

the band

lost

and while

I've

a strong presence.

"This

is

Mr. Sergei's

him

only had

with the drumline.

"With Bobby (Bearcat), they're always trying get him involved," Crawford said. "He's over

great leader,

a few

and he

last year,

months,

will

I

can

tell he's

a

be missed," Leffler said.

Despite Sergei's decision, he and the rest of

there playing the drums, and they're just always

the Musical Pride of Northwest created music

doing something."

and entertainment while they

To

march alongside

just a lot of

what the whole purpose go and play. Mr. (Alfred)

Sergei says

the university. Losing

The band

tradition for parents to

it's

in order to

to excel.

could in their antics. Occasionally,

daughter during the Family Day game,

performing because said. "That's

of the class

enthusiasm almost

its

loudest."

became

the top of his game.

work hard

Students said as Director of Bands, Sergei

"1

It

he

at

to

pushed his students and everyone around him

veiled

I

takes

has to

every second during games.

Xi

It literally

the team fired up," feature twirler Rachel

Hiding there yelling things at them,

Oawford said. The band expressed

Day game.

wanted to be

Leffler

fun,"

and players

said.

of things to be thinking

lots

them to Lawson said.

know their team needs them." The auxiliaries used their music and spirit to pump up themselves as well. TTiey used intensity

t,

playing as the Bearcats

the same time," Leffler

of your concentration to not screw up."

all

perform well.

t;et

start

lots

"Putting signs up and doing cheers at the right

iL

Adam Nutting, Joe Lemmert and

and

your music, moving and not

about

entertain the crowd and motivate

"1

battle Central Missouri State in the Family

at

about while you're marching.

to inspire tans

Emily VanBuskirk,

anybody

we're there to

time, so they

Victor Chininm-Buele wait to

a lot of concentration to stay in step, stay

in time, be playing

side of the field.

cheer," cheerleader Selena

work could be

and mentally or physically exhaust

"There are

stuff,

ot

incredible."

is

provided their support from the track on either

"During timeouts and

Their 'Hooka' started the game day sights

in

daily practice, the

frustrating

"It's

Support from the band helped the crowd stay

do."

provided by the band and the auxiliaries.

game by providing constant cheers

the

saxophone

started,"

player David Leffler said about the 'Hooka.'

"The

W

game show-, spelling out 'N and 'CATS' then welcomed the football team onto the field with the university fight song. They also performed a halftime show and kept spirits alive during musical support.

and performance.

know how

tre\or hayes

prepare, the auxiliary' practiced intense

discipline.

They practiced

and stunts

until they

"It takes a lot

Crawford

said.

their songs, routines

flag girls practice

more

than just with the hand. The steppers are working

all year. It's

not something you

had time

"It's

so

much

fun to bring a

little

hint of

happiness," Crawford said. "People's lives are so

were polished.

of work; people have no idea,"

"The

still

together.

just pick

difficult.

You

their day that little

watching you and you and you know that you made

see people

see people smile,

much

better. Hopefully,

to their overall experience of the

it

adds a

game."

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red by the Super Fan, they yelled, cheered and the loudest fans in the house, and pushed others

"Our group of people gets things going, ani.1 when the rest of the crowd gets into it, that's when we win football games," Venable said. "It

to be like them.

we bring the thunder, we

home game. They

every

|:led

strove to be

Super Fan Grant Venable and the

crew showed their

spirit

rest of his

and enthusiasm

for

games by painting

at

their house green with a

giant white Bearcat paw.

"We

The group drew from every

"'^e're

Venable started supporting Brian Lomas,

a

football team. Eventually,

he met most of the team and became more vocal.

Venable show-ed

his support by painting

Bearcat paws on shoulder pads and wearing face paint.

I

decided to show him some support, and

ended up meeting the

Venable

football. So,

do

it

know

said. "I

well now, and I

I

do

just it

rest of the

team,"

a lot of the guys pretty

decided

I

love Bearcat

every- Saturday, just

kind of

to support them."

him

in the stands quickly earned "I

was

in the

"And one

me and

Outback one

I

night," Venable

Super Fan,' and

1

said,

guess the football team gave

it

to

me."

Venable got the idea

for the spray painted

pads from seeing pro-football fans dress up at

Kansas City Chiefs games.

"The fans at Chiefs games I

feel like

and

like that at

bandanas and face

way to get into the game," Bromert said. like we put on our game faces. It's the final a

preparation before you walk out the door."

After applying the

pump up

We're

just

the

more

see ourselves as the Bearcat voice.

not allowed to

can't. He's

we

somebody needs

to

The Super Fan Clan viewed themselves

as

be obnoxious, so

do

figure

it."

that somebody,

and took pride

pretty crazy,

we get

in that.

pretty wild," Venable

said. "If things get quiet we'll start a

and get something going.

If

anything to

some

us, we'll talk

cheer up

the other team says trash."

Because opponents stood directly in front

of

the Super Fan Clan, a great deal of trash-talking

first time we see someone do somethint; we don't approve of, we have to find someone with a program and find out their name," Bromert said. "And then from there on,

"The

It's

downhill

for that player."

Even without

trash talking, the group

last bit

of face paint, the

Michael Goymerac, Grant watch with anticipation

VVnable and Matt Allen home game.

as the Bearcats play a

believed crowd support helped the Bearcats win.

Labeled the 'Supettan,' Venable and his ctew cheer on the

They believed whatever

Bearcats at

intensity they could

home

i:ame>.

f^/i^t.'

K

Tri-ti>T if.r.,-^

muster helped the team immensely.

Venable

said.

really into

"When

it,

it

just

harder.

It

gets

effect

on the game,"

the crowd gets crazy and

makes the team play that the team psyched, and the

other team starts to get

down because

our

crowd's crazy."

Because of

paint.

'i^A

what Bobby

say

much

said.

Super Fan Clan game staples included hard hats, mullet wigs, overalls,

"It's

We

We

"The crowd has a huge are just insane,

we need somebody

Northwest games," Venable

"It's

verbal.

us.

is

that

his title.

of the football players grabbed

said, 'you're the

'okay.' So,

friends with Bobby," Bromert

took place between the fans and teams.

Venable's support of the team and enthusiasm

said.

good

kind of like he's there to

crowd, and then, there

"It's

"I just

They used the

band, other fans and Bobby Bearcat to stay fired

said. "It's

on the

voice for the

aspect ot football

to keep their spirit alive.

Nick Bromert said. "Not exactly like us, but more verbal, and they shouldn't sit down." friend of his

my

up.

like us,"

/(,

games

think the whole crowd should be

just

bring the noise, then lose

1

football guys every Saturday."

Bearcat sports, especially during football season. Tlie group went even farther than dressing up

on them.

we're one up

how

the crowd helped the team,

Venable and his group thought people should

show "I

their support for all sports

on campus.

think people need to be supporting other

athletics too, hut

crew headed to Rickenbrode Stadium and

football

started the energy.

at a football

if

they're going to go to a

game, then they need to act game."

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like they're

Although he

didn't

make every home game,

Super Fan did what he could "I it

don't go to

all

to a lot of them.

I

for other sports.

the games, but

make

it

I

try to

make

to a few girl's soccer

games, volleyball, boy's and

girl's

basketball."

Even though he believed

in supporting other

Venable reserved

his full spirit for his

activities,

favorite sport, football.

"Northwest football

is

probably one ot the greatest

teams every year," Venable

said.

"We've

always got a good winning football team, and,

with the crowd behind them, a championship team."

that's

what makes

i


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we

bring the thunder,

on them.

I

lose

my voice

we for

bring the noise, then we're one up the football guys every Saturday

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There

no point

is

in

worrying about what's going to happen. You just

have to deal with what's

going on.

Darred Nelson Monry Chitty

tapes up

Darred Nelson wraps prevent

it

a university player's ankle

trom being injured. Nelson,

assistant, studied to

become

a trainer,

Deanna Adams bandages Mankato game. as

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by trevor hayes

The

took a blow when

athletic trainers

Monty Chitty graduated

Trained

"I

don't want to think about

it."

Assistant

Athletic Training Director Kelly Quinlin said.

how much

"I'm serious, because that's

does.

aides prevent

member

as the last

of the internship program.

definitely

It will

be a

loss.

he

We're going

to miss him; that's for sure."

Soon

after Chitty joined the internship

program, the requirements to become a

.

pain

new

The

changed.

trainer

certified

requirements stated a student must graduate college and attend graduate school as a

graduate assistant.

With the new requirements set by the

Ready help with small numbers and long hours

National Athletic Trainer's Association, the internship

enrolled jvvaited on the sideline with gau:e and haBiages in hand. In glory or agony, they

Chitty said. "You've got to have

wJL ready

mindset to do

The

to help at a

moment's notice.

athletic trainers always waited. If a

team member was injured, needed stretched or someone to talk to, they were there. You're at the team's mercy;

when

they're

"So, that part ot

Between

it's

"You've got to have a sense of humor, just

many unexpected things come and that do come up,"

that could

ot tour university athletic trainers.

Nelson joined

said. "There's

about what's going to

no point in worrying happen. You just have

three other graduate an intern, assistant director and director to cover practices, games and meets

worry was just

to help rehabilitate athletes.

hours of rehabilitation.

assistants,

"We

all

have to help each other out,"

Assistant Athletic Training Director Kelly

Quinlin

said.

"The

athletic training staff has

to be a team."

The trainers compromised and worked to ovcrcompensate tor the sports that

to deal with what's going on."

According

"If all

to Nelson, as

knowing not

important

as

to

the countless

an injury happens, you are with them

the time, treatment and everythini;.

Chitty

said.

it

helped," she said. "The smile on their tacc

Trainers struggled to cover each sport and to provide injured athletes proper treatment.

According to athletic training intern Monty Chitty, by the time they finished at full day of classes and practices, would be 7 or 8 p.m., and they would still have to eat and do homework.

finish.

program," Chitty

in this

students because this

said.

a

a

is it.

This

former football

is

few

the end."

Chitty

player,

connected with the athletes on a different level

and knew "I

how

they

got hurt when

school," he said. "It

felt. I

was

real

young

in

high

was pretty serious. There

was no one there to help me. So

I

decided

I

wanted to help those people, those kinds of people that needed

it."

His injury spurred him into athletic training.

He became

night after a

time trainer.

Those

active in the

program and found

In 23 years as director, Colt saw the

took to become an athletic trainer. Even though he knew they moved on to better things, losing every student was a huge disappointment to him. Colt said he probably learned as much from his students as he taught them and highly respected each one. "People should know that these kids are all very dedicated," Colt said. "Their dedication is just immense." According to Quinlin, the payoff proved worth it for their hard work and innumerable hours spent rehabilitating athletes and being where they were needed. "It's awesome seeing people get better and perform out on the field, and knowing you

outnumbered the trainers. 'We can't get to every practice," Athletic Training Director Dave Colt said. "There are just not enough of us." Although they tried to spread themselves among the sports, they all could not be covered equally. Cross-country and tennis, deemed lower risk sports, did not have a full-

.

takes away opportunities for students

interested

As

averaged about 20 hours per week. because there are so

One

were allowed to

1

icing, taping, cleaning, preparing

and helping athletes stretch, trainers

Nelson

"It

The

accredited.

ended Jan.

"We've already had to turn away

Darred Nelson team."

a certain

it."

there, you're there," graduate assistant said. "You're there for the

pretty overwhelming,"

was no longer

athletic training internship

character

makes

it

it

all

worth

his place

on the

staff.

While the job took Chitty's time and

effort,

he knew he made a difference and wanted to

be

a trainer.

He

said he

remember watching the back on the

field

would always

players he helped get

and succeed.

"They score a touchdown,

hit a

few shots,

and they look straight at you." Chitty

"You know. That's what's rewarding.

does

it

It's

said.

what

know they And you know they are and that's what keeps me

for me, because you

appreciate you. recognizing you,

it."

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n

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takes pride

perservotion

of

'their

in

field' by Irevor hayes

Jass radiated a dark green color in the as Aattli pattle raged

soft

October sunlight

on the field. Painted lines shone out with a radiating

St against the green. The grounds crew smiled. cqaiast They smiled because they maintained the Held. Their hard work

and long hours made it look sharp. "I feel pretty good when people say the after

football field looks nice

going to a game," grounds crew worker Justin Heinen said. "Or

a soccer game. ..and everything

is

green and kept up."

Six students worked for the athletic grounds crew, including

Heinen. Led by Bob Ebrecht and

assistant,

Danny Smith,

the

grounds crew worked every day of the year in order to keep the athletic fields in shape.

"We've got

to

summer," Smith

work

said.

all

"We've

got to maintain everything

all

Even through Christmas break we are doing year

long.

things."

Working throughout the on all the sports gave the

year

crew

multitude of jobs

a

including painting

lines,

mowing

picking up trash, setting up

grass,

for track

and cross country meets

held at the university and storing

equipment.

"The biggest thing being

able

directions,"

to

Heinen

"Because coming

many

in,

just

is

listen

to

said.

there are so

different things that

we

do."

The flexibility and variety set groundskeeping apart from most other campus jobs, and that's part of "1

why Heinen

did

it.

would get bored working

inside at a desk job," said. "1 just like

stuff and

Heinen

doing different

not sitting in the same

place everyday."

Because they had so

many

things to do every day, time

became Justin Richardson helps se before the Washburn football gar inches so the football players co

scarce for the crew.

"The hardest part is time management because everybody done something wants yesterday," Smith said. "So,


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overwhelming sea of red surrounded him, hut he sat quietly. \mong standing fanatics, he silently watched the field. With an

An

iiibroken face, university Athletics Director Dr.

1

Boh

Boerigter stood

became the Bearcats athletics director

ind clapped.

He expressed his excitement

Only one player on the Kansas

inside.

iry

\\

ide receiver

Marc

cut inside, Dr.

Bob

Boerigter, lined slid to

up on the outside of the

makes a hig catch or something,

N larc

going his way,

ihan

1

I

and

I'll

give

my wife five.

It

I

December 2001,

two

after

think

Christmas and Spring Break, and that was

walked to the

At

years with

Marc received

offers

NFL

from 24

he held an individual tryout

show what he could

teams.

in Salt

the tryout.

.A-fter

narrowed the 24 can't take

"I

Bob

said.

u herever

Marc signed with the Chiefs, one

told

.

of things as a family that so

get together on birthdays

things. If he

'I

off in college

on the campus. He

and the

CR. what

to get there.

said.

"At

first, it

was inspiring to me, now

it's

just really hardly it

time

and time again."

The Boerigters watched their son work e\cn- week, either in pcPMin Arrowhead or on T\' in their living room. Dr. Bob felt thrilled to at Arrowhead but said it overwhelined him more to see

watch Marc

Marc on TV. "Things happen on

T\'," Dv.

Bob said.

say to

"I'll

believe that Mary? That's our Kiy. We're watching

my wife, 'can you him on

national

TV."'

great."

"The nice thing about being

.in

teams he

down to. him ending up with the Chiefs," I>. him early on that we wanted him to go

Kansas Ciry seemed to be great

L

five

for

for

him, and his close proximiry

proved to be great for his parents, and the

k ind

it

possibilities

any credit

"We had was

i

it."

for himself

anything he does surprises me. .Anyone, because he's just done

at

job that day in Salt Lake Ciry."

name

an opportunity to

Bob

do.

"We knew that, that was probably coming for him," Marc's mother, Mary Bc^erigter said. "I knew that he would do his very best. He seems to rise to the cccasions when the pre.ssure is on, and he did a fabulous

a

"Every time (Marc's) had a chance that they've really given him play, he's made big plays. He's always done it," Dr.

To narrow the teams

Like City, Utah that Januiiry

Marc made

Boerigters were excited for Marc's success, hut realized

The

he had done

in Nebraska.

to

Hastings,

worked hard, and that paid

the Calgary Stampeders and a successful career at Hastings College

lIowti,

left home after learning the Hastings fcwtball coach had plans move him to the position he wanted as wide receiver.

Marc to

am in the stadium. In the stadium, I'm just one of 75,000 fans."

Marc's hard work paid off in

,

home

said. "1 get excited. If

stand up. I'm probably more animated at

2001 and Marc signed with

"Our house was only about three blocb from campus. I mean, I office a lot," Dr. Bob said. "But he moved into the dorm, and he came home and slept at home at Thanksgiving and

the edge of his seat.

think I'm reasonably serene," Dr. Bob

"1

field

in

the Chiefs in 2002.

Chiefs could truly hring out his enthusiasm. Every time his son,

I

It's

Marc and younger brother John Boengter established independence John played tight end for William Jewel GiUege in Liberty Mo., where no one knew his last name, and it worked until Dr. Bob in college.

was playing

rest

Kansas City is that we can do the many families do," E>r. Bob said. "We in

and have a birthday dinner, those kinds

in Atlanta, that

would be very

Dr.

Bob loved the chance

each week.

of the family.

difficult to

to see

Sunday and do

Marc do the work he enjoyed

their children did tor a living.

what

"When

to see

He understotxl the fact most people didn't get the chance you're a professional athlete

in front of the public, that's

that," Dr.

Bob said.

"So,

and your job

is

kind of a neat thing

my wife and

I

feel really

to play

on

see that

tti

quite blcs.sed

we ha\e that opportunity- to kind ot share in his work." Cenain weekends would match-up and Dr. Bob and Mary could make three games, the 'C^ats, Jewel and the Chiefs. had tlie "It just doesn't get any better than that," Dr. R^b .said, "it that

TTie Boerigters saw the importance of close family. Support for rich other kept them close. Marc came to Clash of the Champions

a 2002 because his father came up with the idea

I

It

for the

'C

-ats to

play

"Quite frankly, he came there not to watch the Bearcats, but he

ime there

howed

The

me and my event," Dr. Bob said. "He like try to show my support for him."

to be supportive of

his support for

Boerigters

1

choice,

Arrowhead.

me,

I

had always been

close.

They made

sure to keep

open lines of communication and took time to understand each other. "I think that Bob treats Marc very much as an adult not as a son that needs guidance at this point in his

been the case throughout Marc's

lite,"

Mar^^ said. "Tliat's sort ot

life."

have a triple-header every weekend."

I'd

Triple-header weekends immersed the tamily in

were brought closer together by

ftxitball,

but they

sports.

"Bob's goal for both of his sons was that they wtiuld learn to be team players from the time they were very little," Mary said. "He was never cine that looked for them to he stars, or to be the pushy father

behind them."

Rib

felt

strongly about the benefits of sports.

younger and not

as talented,

When Marc

was

he did what he could to keep Marc

active. City Chiefs anJ Buffalo Bills Bame. Dr. Bob ^v.lltln^ his -on, wide receiver. Marc Boerigter. The Booriper's had season >>alch their son play, rhoio In Trci..f Hjsv>

intently watching the Bi.cTii;tcr

lickels

t..

Kansa.'^

"I tried

to continually

tell

be part of the problem, and cncoiiniged

him

him

try to

to be a part of the solution

be positive," he

said. "I

and not

hope that

I

in the right way."

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Classic triumph Last-minute block clenches second

title

hayes

ncw>

louncer s voice echoed through Arrowhead Stadium with Centrals win over Emporia, Bearcat and Gorilla tans

«(^

cruprc^Tlie Mules opened the gates

for a five-way tie tor the

As the

ground. Philpot,

\nX\ title. The possibility for an unprecedented five-way tie for the MIAA State University played host to the Bearcats at in

The

Kansas City.

Arrowhead

stakes were just as high as they

In 2002, the 'Cats dominated the Gorillas and went on to championship outright, but a different story

rake the I

MLAA

Emporia State University and Pittsburg started

iccurred in 2003.

Nov.

1

MIA.A

with one

5

lo.ss.

Central Missouri State University,

Missouri Western State College and the 'Cats each had two. the If the Mules defeated Emporia, and the 'Cats toppled Gorillas, a four-way tie

would occur.

A Western victory over the

winless University of Missouri-Rolla, would also let

share to complete die five-way

"In our conference,

conference

is,"

we

talk

them take

a

tie.

about

Gorillas head coach

how

tough physically the

Chuck Broyles said. "Anybody

The

With

so

much

at stake. Bearcat

and Gorilla fans looked grim

and tense before the game. The weather matched die atmosphere, as gray clouds covered the sky and a cool wind blew. After 10 minutes of play, the Bearcats

with a 22-yard

On

field goal

lit

up the scoreboard

by kicker Corey Paetinick.

the ensuing Pitt. State drive, linebacker Andy Creger mnning back Gemiaine Race (o fumble. Defensive

forced Gi iriUa

back Tyler Martin reco\'ered the

Deep in Gorilla ten-itory, quarterback Josh Lambetson finished

"Josh was getting

my way,

I

Adam

me the ball," Otte said. "I know Jamaica and

are the go-to guys,

and whenever the ball comes

make the most of the

just try to

State

make failed,

it

yards

on six

plays, scored

on

10-6.

and so did the next two possessions of field goal attempt by Paetznick.

himself

1

:

on the next

drive by hitting a 24-yard

13-6, with three seconds left before halftime.

the half, the Bearcats led the Gorillas in possession time,

At 2

it

11 to 8:49; passing yards,

1

92 to 9; and

total offense, 2

to 88. Pitt. State did, however, capitalize in

yards

1

one area. Head Qiach

Mel Tjeerdasma and his team wanted to e-stablish a mnning game early,

but the

Pitt.

State defense shut

down

the 'Cats, allowing

only 18 yards on 16 rushes.

"You always say diat you want to be balanced, but you do what you have to do to win football games," Tjeerdsma said. "We knew going into this game that we were going to have to throw the

The

ball quite a bit."

'Cats

came out throwing the

ball again in the

second

On their first possession, Lamberson moved his team to die

State 32-yard line on a 33-yard reception by Andre Rector. However, die Gorillas stopped die Bearcats with pressure on Lamberson. After forcing an incomplete pass and a sack, Pitt.

Pitt.

State picked Lamberson off keeping the Gorillas in die ballgame. Against tough Bearcat defense, the Gorillas moved only 27 yards and punted.

When Lamberson rook

the field again,

Pitt.

State continued

he drove the 'Cats 85 yards to pay dirt. They downs, ;md capped the dri\'e off with 27-yard

to pressure him, but

ball for the Bearcats.

an eight-play drive with a lO-yard pass to wide receiver Ottc, Paetinick followed with an extra point.

Andre (Rector)

point after

He redeemed

half.

can beat you."

Pitt.

the game, including a 35-yard attempt, making

were the year before.

who rushed for 32

a 1-yard keeper to

championship set the mcxjd for the second Fall Classic. Pittsburg

Stadium

clouds broke up early in the second quaner,

answered back with a touchdown after six minutes of play. Gorilla quarterback Neal Philpot drove his team 49 yards, all on the

made

first

to Jamaica Rector.

He stcxxl alone in die comer

of the end:one after Gorilla defenders left coverage to pursue the scrambling Lamberson. Paetznick tacked on the extra point, and the Bearcats ttxik a 20-6 lead.

On

opportunity."

four

touchdown pass

the legs of Philpot and Race, the Gorillas moved the ball 1 3. As die quaner expired,

35 yards in fi\e plays to the Bearcat's

After a nin

in the Fall

Cla»ic Jama,

rut St.«cCu.rillas. Rector, ,iwid V.irds

and put mx

pytints

on the

K .arJio

i.s

hrouyht Jow-n by a pack

a holding penalty called back

an 8-yard run by Race. Two plays

ol

fexab. received a tola! of 10?

• continued .rfaPP (CSPalLlL-.c

175

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Rector on his touchdown. Rircicvmji a total longest

touchdown

pass trom

Limhenion

tor

Kcctor ciuj^ht

ol lOi v.irJ>.

27

lii.

Viirds.

Receiving a pass from quarterback Josh Lamberson. Andre Rector is hit hard h-om behind while still maintainins the ball Rector caught 35 passes this

^oav.nuirhatotal577vard^

U I

felt like

my

part,

I

had

to

do

and help our

team win and once did,

I

was

//ke

'wow,

got the chance to a play, and

I

7" 'F^A

JJ^t

I

moke

did

Tony Glover

I

it.

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Classic triumph • continued ii

the extra

unt

The 1

pi

'Cats

made

it

20-

cm another keeper, and

went three plays and

out, giving the hall

from their own 37 to the Bearcat's 46. five

nimed

The

into a 22-yard pass,

and

A fake punt on fourth and

and gave

Bearcat defense slowed the

Pitt.

Pitt.

State

The

hack with

minutes on the clock. The Gorillas moved the ball down field

3

reins

started

new

life.

State running game, hut

next three plays, Philpot threw three incomplete passes

The Gorillas attempted a 32-yard field goal. The Gorillas snapped the hall, and immediately covered the 'Cats No. 2 kick blocker, defensive hack Daryl Ridley. With this,

defensive hack Tony Glover,

saw

yard run, however, the point after failed, leaving the score 20- 1 9.

the ball hit

moved the balHl

their last drive of the

with 3;31

yards, but

left,

game. The Bearcats

they punted from the

Pitt. State's

66

yards.

offensive

machine clicked, and they quickly drove

The Gorillas heard

the Central-Emporia news seconds

before they took a timeout with 1:16

left

game. They

in the

on the Bearcat 14-yard line down by one point pass, good for a first down.

With

little

chance to

time

left for

a

comeback from the

score, the Gorillas

knew

sat

after a 26-yard

him I

to

make

a play,

who opened lanes for Ridley,

sprang through the line of scrimmage and

in the chest.

had

to

do my

Glover said. "And once

The

Gorilla 34-yard line, 14 yards short of the red zone.

He

his chance.

"1 felt like

With the last bit of sun vanishing over the horizon, the Bearcats what would he

game

to the endzone.

the Gorillas wouldn't quit. Race finished off the drive with a 10-

started

took the

to be the clincher for the

what seemed

and the championship.

3.

1

at attention as Philpot

Fans on both sides stood

173

from

scored from three yards out

laid, Philpi

and

I

ball skittered

1

did

did,

part, 1

was

and help our team win," like

'wow,

1

got the chance

it."

away

to the Bearcat 35-yard line with 55

seconds remaining. Lamberson downed the ball twice to run out the clock. Tlie Bearcats narrowly escaped with victory.

"We knew someone was going to make the play," linebacker

Adam Long said. "And when Tonv came down my face."

blocked that kick, tears

'Cats or another

they could win

Quarterback josh Lamberson oi it.

latc

rUcr.it the

Fall

CU

Pitt Sate's

ives sparkled, hut the Bearcats were just as determined.

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Jamie Roberts shouts encouragement

tor the Bearcat

team during their game against Washburn. Rob and other Sweethearts corresponded with plavers' parents

football

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Heartfelt fans Connect through kindness ii\

uv\i)r hayes ttin^;

tried to

on the 50-yard line, the Sweethearts motivate the team by yelling and

chanting

The .

for their players to win.

Bearcat

\nil\issadors

rest of

Sweetheart

Football

committed themselves

to helping

They gave recruitment

the team.

tours,

decorated the locker room, hosted the tailgates at

the Sprint Bearcat Zone and corresponded

with players' parents through

letters

and

e-

joined because

involved and meet said.

"And

I

I

new

like football

wanted

more

to he

Hoyt would

people," Ashley

and thought

it

he fun."

major advantages to joining was meeting new people,

all

get a lot of appreciation," Reinig said. "I

get thank-yous and hugs

and that

The

relationships formed throughout the

first

made

Hastings

year in 2002, Stephanie

a collage of pictures for

him

after the season. In return

gifts

home

They baked

players desserts or

bought magazines and candy

tor road trips.

Sometimes the extra effort didn't always go planned. The Wednesday before the Missouri-RoUa game, Hoyt was baking cupcakes in Roberta Hall and left them in too long. The burning cupcakes set off the smoke alarm, and the hall had to be evacuated.

it

to

he invited her

dinner with his family where

for

awaited her.

"He made my wanted

first

to

year awesome," Hastings

thank him

for that,

in return."

letters, tailgates and some Sweethearts went beyond the

John

Otte, one of her football players, and gave

something

Aside from required

my

season lasted after the games were over.

the same. We're

different ages

from

stuff

players."

feel really special

all

let

about their kindness.

made me

and come from different backgrounds, so you meet a lot of new people that way."

call of duty.

felt

a lot of cool girls," Reinig said.

get to

as

the Sweethearts. Their players always

said. "I

"You meet

decorating,

"1

treats that

received thanks, and so did the

them know how they

to his

Sweetheart Becci Reinig said one of the

"We're not

still

During her

mails. "1

Although her players didn't get any week, she

and they

by giving

me

Lasting bonds formed by the kindness of the

Sweethearts and parents forged friendships that

went beyond the "They'll just

my

son's sweetheart.

letters,'" it's

gridiron.

come up and be

We

like

'Hey you're

appreciate

all

the

Reinig said. "They'll just give hugs, and

an awesome experience interacting with

them." Bearcat Sweetheart Ambassadors che Bearcats at the Waslibum game Oct. 4. The Washburn 45-14. fdolo h. Th-resa C/uudm.

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BEATEN. WORN -1 AND

HUNGRY

TITLf

Ctamplons

against

prevail

odils

all

liylretfor Hayes

Doubt hung over them, but four players stood smihng coach Mel Tjeerdsma fielded the medians questions. "This has not been

The

through

rivals but

The

.in e.isy

it all

"We

year tor us," Tjeerdsma said.

'Cats fought in uphill battles

all

season long.

struggled some.

We

had some disappointments.

They fought through quarterback

We

head

as

had some adversity."

controversy, injuries to key players, losing to conference

they managed to win a piece of the conference championship.

Bearcats were ranked No. 4 in the nation and favored to repeat as

Mi AA champions. They came The

quarterback controversy and questions about the offensive line and a young defense tainted them. including two NFL-caliber players in offensive tackles Alex Turtle and 2003

NFL

third

into the season with high hopes, but

Bearcat offense

lost several

round draft pick Seth Wand. They also

McMinamin, and questions rose about who, if anyone, could fill his shoes. Mandl and sophomore Josh Lamberson fought through spring and fall training camps for the determined. They settled the controversy through game play.

linemen

lost record-

breaking quarterback John Junior

T.J.

Fan speculation of the Bearcats' opener shutout 20-0. Their

first

at

South Dakota State stood

as a test of the team's skill.

job, but

no

clear

winner could be

Turnovers hurt the 'Cats,

as

they were

shutout since 1996, an 80 game streak.

Fans immediately questioned the team. They wanted a quarterback, and they wanted to revive past Bearcat dominance. "You want to start off with a win, and I just don't think that we were mentally prepared for the type of game that we got into there," Tjeerdsma said. "South Dakota State was well prepared. It was a big game to them and it wasn't to us, and it cost us." A week later, at the rainy Stadium Dedication Day, fans received answers. Mandl got the start, but Minnesota State University-Mankato began to shut the 'Cats down. With 7:16 left, Lamberson came into the game and ignited the offense. In just over two minutes the 'Cats scored two touchdowns for a 20-

game and the starting job. happened so fast that I didn't have time to think about it," Lamberson said. "You just go out there and try to make the most of what you've got, and I was blessed that my teammates made some great plays. It gave us a win we really needed." The No. 7 Central Missouri State University Mules churned into Rickenbrode Stadium the next weekend for Family Day. The No. 17 'Cats traded points with the Mules for three quarters, but the 'Cats defense fell apart in the fourth quarter. The Mules put up 28 unanswered points. The 'Cats allowed both CMSU running backs to gain 100 yards in the 52-24 loss. No team had scored 52 points at Rickenbrode 1

6 win. Lamberson earned player of the "It all

Stadium since 1988. The next week at the University of Missouri-RoUa, the unranked 'Cats proved their defense and regained a .500 winning percentage. The Bearcats blew the Miners away in the first quarter and kept pounding. They scored 16 points on defense alone and beat the Miners, 60-22. The next week, the 'Cats rolled again as Washburn University came to MaryviUe. Defense set the tone, ending the Ichabods first three drives in interceptions. The Ichabods managed to drive through the 'Cat defense twice and score 14 points, but couldn't match the explosive Bearcat offense, which unloaded 45 points in the game.

With

the team gathered around him. head coach Mel Tjeerdsma tells the they won the game because of the contributions of

Bearcats to retnember

teamwork. The 'Cats racked up 450 yards of offense and the defense held Truman State Universiry to 56 yards of offense in the second half phim hy TlvrÂŁsaChu>dini

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Running

in a S-yard touchdown,

against Truinan State University.

threw

for

one touchdown

in the

T.J.

Mandl holds up the football

He completed 14 passes phm fr, Mfc Dye

for

m v.ctoty

237 yards and

game,

Defying

gravity, Jamaica Rector launches himself above Minnesota State Umversity-Mankato defenders. Rector caught 12 passes during the game for -'J y.irds and two touchdowns including the game wmner phn., h. I

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Breaking a tackle White .laainst

by a Central Missouri State Univetsiry Mule, Mi

gain field position on a kick return. White had four kick the Mules for 74 vards and a lone ot 33 vards. piioi,. (n Mike (X.-

tries to

Alter hiUi

two touchJ

One, Zach Sherman, Morris White, Tyler Martin, Todd Wessel, Mitch Herring. Shon Wells, Jamie Mamn, Caleb Obert, KarrmgtOB. Ridley, Jamaica Rector, Jett Nick Glasnapp. Andy Hampton, Kelly Williams, Gabe Middleton, Pat Whitt, Brandon Pratt, E.J. Falkner, Xavier Omon, Darryl Svoboda, Mel Curt Lessman, Scott Courier, Bart Tatum Netolicky, Adam Long. Joel Mathews, Bart Hardy, Die:eas Calbert, Adam Otte Row 3: Richard Cronk, Sean Shafar, Charlie Flohr, Casey Meile, Kenny Cook, Travis Grosshi „David Hamblin, Bret Tjeerdsma, Scott Bostwick, Greg Bonnett. Will Wagner. Thomas Kearney, Justm Bowser, Jake Willnch. Wes Simmons, John Gustafson, Row 4: Dan Terry, Jared Termini, Chris Chris Healy, Meyerkorth, ed Lamb .Andre Rector, Josh Chumley. Buckridge, Ryan Bowei^, Ricky Quackenbush. Daren Roberts. John Edmonds. Gabriel Helms. Tony Glover. Damien Dunsworth, Josh Marhews, Kyle Mack. Joe Kenealy Row 5: Jace Champlin. Ben Harness. Jai ed Findley, Mike Nanninga, Joe Holtzclaw. Kurt Berries, Joah Beagley, Josh Drewes, Daniel Boyd, Brett Clemens, Jason Honey. Andy Tysdahl, Waters, Troy Josh Morrison. Ryan Steve Goudge. Matt Johnston, Eric Heath Finch. Tuinei. Richard Fonoti. Kyle Kaiser. -\ndre\ Mclntyre Row 6. Tyson Stanard. Eric Hoyt. Jordan Wilcox. Tyler Northway, Josh Hunter. Dallas Flynn. James Wiegand, Creger. Justin Lacv. TJ. Mandl. Mike Tiehf n. Brandon Rogers. Kirk Houseman. Row 7: Caleb Dohrman. Jason Yeager. Nick Tones. Cody Campbell. Gerrad Goos. Tom Pestock, Raymond Fonoti. Andrew Hutson, Gabe Fn nk. Marcus Smith. Jake Jenkins, Galen Read-Hess, Gemt Hane. Back Row 7: Aaron Froehlich, John Goss, Mike Benninga, Geoff Bollinger, Front Row: Scott Provaznik, Rogers,

Mike

Chad

Bostwick, Jared Ruffin, Jason Chinn. Paul

Fiech, Derek Garrett, Darcell Clark

Brad Schneider. loel Givens. Dave Tollefsoi

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PERSISTENT m MOTIVATION ouerciM

miliudes

elements

liylpeyor Hayes

Grey clouds covered the sky, rain ceased, but a thin mist held. The silence of the

woods broke with

and the

yells

mud.

slogging of feet through thick A>

senior

Mark Aubrey's tcxit came dmvn

ir

Mink into another hole

hi\itationaL His le^s were splattered uith mud, hut he pressed

of the cross country team did

at the

Concordia

on the same way the

rest

season.

all

The women's team struggled through injury and sickness as the men trudged on. The women dealt with walking pneumonia, a stress fracture, personal sickness and tendonitis. Vikki Wooten referred to the plagued runners as her "Walking Wounded." Even though the women ranked seventh out of eight teams in the MIAA preseason poll, and the men were only sixth, team expectations were high at the beginning of the sea.son.

"We \ear,"

didn't finish as high as

Wooten

I

"By the end

said.

thought we were capable ot ot the year,

we were

basically

at

the beginning of the

ainning without our top

three runners."

Freshman Heather dealt with a broken

The

Searls, sat

v\Tist

out because ot a

stress fracture, junior

and senior Betsy Lee battled through the

flu

Ashley Crosse

and

vm

colds.

men at the end of the season, which hurt national qualification. drug down by missing runners and constant loss of time, both teams

injuries hit the

Despite being

remained optimistic about the progress of their season.

"The only people

that really did have faith in our cross country team, that our

was a good team, was ourselves," sophomore Dia Mckee i-xtremely hard.

said.

team

"Pushing through, that

•an

is

think that was the biggest challenge tor ourselves throughout the

I

season was staying motivated."

Toward the end of the year, uain ground

on other teams

their abiiiry to stay motivated shciwed.

"We ran well as a team," McKee said. "We packed «e hadn't done

They were able to

in their conference.

up

it

this year,

which

is

something

in the past."

Front Ro«: .\btt rolirca.JamL,^.!! PlulLp. .Aubrey

Packing, in cross country, was the strategy tor a team to put

its

top ti\e runners

Row

2:

Matt Weeder, Bryiin Touney. Brad

together. Eiich runner placed in the meet, I

i\er

400 runners

in

each

race, their

and the top

packing

five

abilities

Romuc

Marcus Muhs. Laz Marquan, Brad

Denck Delanty Back Row: head coach

Treble. .ixsi>tant

WiUon.

.\l.irk

Kyle Keraus. Enc

Isley.

.\i>5clmo. L)reu Elliot,

R[ch.ird .Alsup,

Chad

Fowler. John He.l.

c,«ch Nate C:hnstionvm

were added together. With

showed through

at

the Loyola

men placed seventh o\'erall, and the women took 18th out ot 34 teams in each race. A week later, in the mud at Concordia, the men were able the to stay together again, taking second overall, while the women finished last. Coming into conference and regionals, both teams were still optimistic, but neither made it to nationals. The women took seventh in the conference and 10th in regionals. Tlie men took fourth in the conference and fifth in regionals, one place away from Likefront Invitational. TTie

national qualification.

Both

Phillips

sprainev.1 his

and Fowler ran, but neither performed to thoir top capability.

ankle,

Fowler caught a

;ui>.l

"Tilings happen," Alsup said. i:.m

injuries

and

illness

can happen here or there, they

kind of screw things up."

The teams were slowed down on and made the most "You I

"As

Phillips

nast>' flu virus.

just got to

all se;ison.

But

when

they could, the Bearcats pressed

ot their situation.

go as

fast as

you can o\er the dry

spots,"

Aubrey

said.

"E\en though

here weren't very many." IsL-r

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,

for success runners edge

Training gives

tre\or haves

D\'

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"^nner's toot lightly touched

tlie

ground and

Jcfapin, pain prickled and muscles ached. For most runners, the extreme amounts ot pain suffered paid each

off after

hard enough doing workouts, but metal preparation." In the mornings Pohren

had

race.

Immense amounts

went into the

ot training

season for each cross country- runner. In the

summer

little

hy

little.

Once

the season staned, mileage

They received two days of easier running but could clock up tol4 miles on given days.

decreased.

"If

then

you run cross countrs; once you get it

only hurts for a

coach Vicki Wooten

said.

women's head

"You go out and do the

and you think you're going to

inter\-als,

five

little hit,"

in shape

minutes

later,

you are

But

die.

at

the highest level.

Pain, fatigue and aching limbs

came with

performing at high levels of competition, but finding a

way

to deal with

"A

it

became the

battle.

of times, you can't think about what you

lot

are doing. Otherw^ise,

pain," freshman

you

think about your

start to

Kim Homan

"When

said.

you're

staning to get into the race, you start to worry about

the competition, and your

mind might not be

distracted by the pain."

Runners tried many things

just fine."

to,

to battle their aching

bodies and get their minds off the task at hand.

weakness leaving the

Some talked on the road or told jokes, while others

Kxly.' To

is

just

some people, those slogans were just words,

"If

you don't run and you don't love running,

you don't understand," Wooten

said. "It takes

somebody who loves running. They have absolutely love running,

and they would do

it

to

no

According to men's head coach Richard Alsup, runners were no strangers to sacrifice.

They

monitored their intake of unhealthy foods and alcohol, were encouraged to take vitamins, eat

vegetables and load

up on carbohydrates.

Alsup said without the right

fluids

and

fuel,

enough nutrients and did the suggested

mileage in the summer.

individuals but the

"The human body can adapt

to almost

any kind

"The key

that you use a nice slow workout program

and

"

eat well.

Dieting right, racking up mileage and pushing

said.

"It just

it.

takes a lot of dedication," freshman

You have

prepared to

the biggest key,

to be dedicated,

come

is

Matt

dedication

and you have

them

on

it

pushed the team that

much farther,

Homan

and

but

said her

teammates understood how badly she hurt because they were experiencing

it

also,

which helped her

"I

don't think people fully understand or

appreciate cross country yet," Pohren said.

"It's

definitely

an underrated and appreciated sport

compared

to basketball or football.

It's

definitely

excruciatingly painful at various times."

Even though they didn't receive the appreciation themselves to the limit for their teams but also for themselves.

"You might not, when you're running,

to think

worth

when

it,"

Homan said.

"But

feel like

after the race

it is

you've accomplished your goal."

e\'eryday

is

A pack of cross country runners brave the cold to being prepared

their training after cross councry season ended.

track as off-season training to keep in shape,

mentally as well as physically," Pohren

/<v//

their back,

as possible."

a high threshold of

tolerance had to be set to perform.

"The hardest thing

easy to focus

with that came more pain.

it's

They knew

it's

as close to

Pohren

else,"

They're always

When every member on the team focused during

to be

out."

Most runners learned how and what while in action.

and

it,

keep

off their energy.

they deserved, cross country runners pushed

chunks of time.

said. "That's

"You feed

leading just

themselves to run harder took devotion. Training

Pohren

whole team.

"There's always one guy who's feeling good that

cope.

of rigorous physical testing," Alsup said.

large

and

runner could help not only improve

a better

training,

runners couldn't perform at the same level as those

consumed

in practices

meets pushed runners to work harder. Focusing on

day or feeling better than everyone

matter what."

that did get

tried to better themselves.

Competing with teammates

but true runners believed in them.

to

woke up and knew he

go run, not because someone told him

Cross country runners utilized slogans like 'mind

over matter' and 'pain

is

to

but because he wanted to be in shape and compete

months, the runners were expected to run her^veen 25 and 40 miles per week, strengthening the pace

takes a lot ot

it

c

Most runneis used

p/iotn hy

MiU Dye

said. "It's

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Between

injury, competition, and a

overpowering new coach, the

women^s rebuilding process

started

slowly. Tuo conference wins were

all

the Bearcats could manage.

non-conference wins, the Bearcats think

"I

shows that we struggled

it

Amy D'Amato said. "We doesn't

show

is

Adding only three

considered 5-27 a good year.

still

this year,"

freshman defensive

really stioiggled to get that

the character that was built, because

specialist

win sometimes, but what

it

when you struggle, you always

build character."

New

head coach Lori Dejongh-Slight focused on character and pride

started a

new

as she

While dealing with multiple hardships,

era in Bearcat Volleyball.

the team built what they could. don't want to say that the season was disappointing," Dejongh-Slight said. had a lot of adversity that had we accomplished a lot of good things.

"I "1

We

think

happened during the season."

The

Bearcats pieced together a hard-fought season and had a few surprises

along the way losing several returners and two high level players to season-ending injuries. Sophomore Sara Jones sprained her ankle and had surgery after 10 games.

Freshman outside

match

after

Trowbridge suffered a knee injury in the

hitter Sarah

first

home

45 games.

Trowbridge became a motivator and a team leader after Jones' injury. The year and held down the defense.

before, Jones played the role of primary passer

According to Dejongh-Slight, without defense, volleyball teams can't have good passing and good passing leads to good offense. With the absence of two team leaders, the 'Cats needed someone to step up and fill their shoes. Freshman, outside hitter Mackenzie Heston became that someone. "Mackenzie came Slight said.

in as a freshman, with

"We moved her to

a

new

Sarah (Trowbridge) and

position,

and she

just

just

stepped up,"

played lights out for us."

Junior middle hitter Steph Suntken also led the team with the most digs

and took second

in blocks

kills

and

behind Heston. The pair pulled the team together,

but the 'Cats couldn't string together any wins.

and there were a lot of them where we Johnson said. Flaying against strong competition didn't allow many breaks. Throughout the season, four to five teams in the MIAA were nationally ranked. The Bearcats record didn't show the intensity the team challenged opponents

"Many

of the

games were very

close,

just didn't get the breaks," senior outside hitter Carrie

with.

The

Bearcats played to their opponent's level

many

times,

opposing coaches told them they were close, they just needed to "If

only we were able to keep the consistency and carry that over, there's a

of teams that that

and several

finish.

we would have beat very

comes with young

D'Amato and

easily,"

Johnson

said. "It's just

lot

something

of new players." knew hard times were ahead. They knew programs didn't come overnight, and coming back from a players

and a

lot

the rest of the 'Cats

consistency and strong

win season would be tough, but they still dreamt of glory. look more towards the future, and 1 don't see any reason why we can't be like that," D'Amato said. "The consistency they had came from building their program,

five

"I

and Coach

k

will build our

program."

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Bearcat soccer officially began anew vith a coaching staff and 1 1 players o start their rebuilding process. New

,

head coach Tracy Cross and

jcame defense. In

the same

lat time,

"It

down than

get that

and you say 'What's the

in,

easiest thing

it is

on

you can do

attacking," Cross first?'"

nine games, opponents scored 16 goals. In 2002 opponents scored 39 goals in

\licr

.

work on defense and

a lot easier to

"You come

Lid

season

for the

Robert Battisson's goal

allowed 60 goals in 18 games, winning only

Cross wanted to concentrate on a solid defense.

iree times. "Ir'^

assistant

2CX)2, the Bearcats

amount given up

in

20 games in 2003.

was exciting, because we were actually,

;ams," senior defender

Jill

Anderson

said. "1

for the first time,

competing with

think our confidence was boosted

them, because we were staying with teams, and we were shutting them down,

ith

/e just couldn't finish."

Their

inability to finish explained

inior midfielder

Rory Okey

because we're

all,

"At the games,

said.

Deep

the seven overtimes, and their 3-13-4 record.

don't think (our record) does us justice at

"I

it

just so

much better,"

in Missouri S.iuthi-m

Sr.iti.

L'niviTMt\

tt-rrit.'n

BeckvMarstontalves

one of her two shots in the game. The Beaicati and Southetn series stood at 4- 1 at the end oi the season after a tie and a Bearcat win. p^un (a Mifcf Dye

was obvious that we dominated

)me of the games that we didn't come out with wins."

Okey and Anderson produce their best

"She ck,"

attributed their play to better fitness.

According

to

Okey,

were always moving. Cross' intensity and expectations moti\'ated the 'Cats

ractices

is

Anderson

and she accepted nothing

effort,

much more

less.

organised and regimented, where our other coach was

said.

"They're totally different.

uch more business now.

It

was

just

We have to stay more focused, and

1

extremes.

It's

more

laid

definitely

think that, has definitely

ielped us improN'e."

In late October, after three-point losses to

Scores

statis

Washburn University and Emporia State Ulasimurn

Cross told the team, they decided

Iniversify,

how

hard they would finish the season.

Okey said she saw improvements after the meeting, including a hat trick by freshman udfielder Beth Gutschenritter in the final game against Missouri Southern State jiniversity for a

win. But the 'Cats went only 1-5-1 in the final weeks of the season.

Rebuilding takes time, and even though Anderson and

â&#x20AC;˘

robably not reap any ot the benefits, they were happy to see "It

was the

tting

start

of making the program better,"

Okey

Okey knew they could it

come.

said. "It's

examples and m;iking things happen so the kids

now when you

in the future

start

have a good

rogram." I

Anderson

said she didn't impro\'e

much

hder Cross. She wished she'd be around

as a player in college until

her final season

for the rest of the rebuilding.

"The whole season has been bittersweet," Anderson said. "I would definitely want to pan of the rebuilding, because it's something I've wanted to see since was a leshman, but it'll be exciting to come back and see." Anderson could see the eight freshmen who joined the Bearcats at the stan of the ason lead the future of the program. Cross counted on them to continue progressing

I

e a

le

I

team throughout the following

"Freshmen from a

skill

ive the ability to work

Cross

seasons.

and performance prospective, those are the students that

on the

knew her next few

skills

years

that

we

talked about," Cross said.

would K? hard, but planned on taking each year one

ep at a time. TTiey would work on attacking and offense next season, gaining Id

home

advantage and putting more points on the KÂŤrd.

"It's

not easy to build a reputation and

Fthings to iccessfiil

set things straight,"

Cross said. "There are a

work on when you come into a program that hasn't had a

It's

a matter of breaking

it

down, working on one thing

lot

tradition of being

at a time."

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Early in the season Kelvin Parker pushes

New Mexico.

past Jamaal

Hunnicutt of Eastern

Parker led the team in steals with four and assbts with six agaii\st

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bail, keanan 'i\ eir g. Washburn. Wier overcame cronic knee problem>

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together, the

Bearc.i

Une-up of eight retumt--rcompete with the best reh'ing ht a blanced

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t:p

on.

With

,:f able to

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the Bean:ats. leading the team

with

nmc

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New

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"I lo\

here, this

It

the best ( team) that

is

Clarence said. "My only complaint ;iigh

is

have ever been

I

that I've been injured.

ir\

as a basketball player,"

came in here with a lot of

I

expectations for myself."

Clarence's 10 minutes of action didn't relief off

the bench gave the 'Cats a

amount to much offense, but his defense ard extra push. With 2:38 remaining in the

little

-econd half, Truman took a one-point lead, but Parker answered back with seven points. lunior guard Sky Wilson solidified the victors- with a pair of free throu-s for 6S-63 win.

"Sky has

stepped up and just been a special guy for us," Tappmeyer said.

just really

They both

He's really complimented Kelvin's game.

know

if

get along very well,

and

.At the halfivay point of the season, the 'Cats depended

learn the Bearcats' system, "1

think is

don't

on hea\7 defense arxl scrappy

play to stay in close games. Parker's experience as a four-year starter helped

part

I

could have found a better match to play along with Kelvin."

we

1

can lead

which sent them onto

vocally, as well as leading

by example, and

1

think the example

the biggest one." Parker said. "If you put words out there but you can

actions, that speaks so .After rolling

Wilson

their impressive start.

do the

much louder."

over Emporia State University, Central Missouri State Universin- and

Southwest Baptist University to start the second half of Ave season, the "Cats met Central's N lules again Feb. 4. They beat Empona. Central and Southwest by a total of 34 points, but the Mules were prepared. After 17 lead changes and 14

ties,

the No. 2 Bearcats

escaped Warrensburg with a 79-75 win and a 19-1 record intact.

But Emporia added another loss as they stomped the 'Cats, winning by 1 7. The game went into the half tied, but Emporia opened the second half with a 17-0 run. Wilson, played with a sore hamstring, started a Bearcat spuit which brought the 'Cats within eight, but that

The No.

was the

last

time the Hornets gap

7 Bearcats outscored opponents

crowd fans watched Pittsburg, Parker

points. .As the

as

fifth player in

fell

below double

55- 116 in the next

Truman and

the 'Cats dismantled

became the

MLAA's

1

digits.

wo games. The home

Pittsburg State. Against

Bearcat history to score more than 1,500

leading scorer averaging 18.7 points per game, he scored 22.

After the two decisive wins, the 'Cats

moved up

the polls to No. 6 with a 21-2

Kan. on Feb. 18 the No. 5 Ichabods turned up the heat on the Bearcats. Washburn went on a 28-5 run between the end of the first and begirming of

record. In Topeka,

the second half. In the second,

would get would be within

1 1

,

Meyer sparked the Bearcat o6ferÂŤe, but the closest they and they lost by 2 1

In their ne.xt outing against Missouri Southern State University, the 'Cats picked up

Tappmeyer's 3C0th win as the Bearcats' coach.

They won by

12 points and

it

was the

time they scored more than 90 points since Nov. 29. Five Bearcats scored in double 18. figures, paced by Wilson and junior, forward Byron Jackson, who both scored first

"1

think of it more as 1 was involved in 300 wins," Tappmeyer said. "It's just gives you on all the people who were a pan of thae 300 wins, players,

the ability to reflect back

coaches, trainers, fens and media. There's just so

memories.

It's

many great people and so many great

not so much a personal accomplishment.

It's

a team game, I've just been

here a long time."

Tappmeyer's 300th win and arch

rival

Western in the house

at Bearcat

Arena on

Feb. 25, set the stage for senior night. .As the "Cats honored four seruors, they dispensed of the Griffons thoroughly. Widi the scored being tied at 24-24, Weir hit a three-

pointer and Western never saw a lead or

tie

17 points to give the Bearcats a 23-point "It says

this

again.

Shaw came off the bench

to rack

up

victors-.

a lot for the unselfishness of our team," Tappmeyer said. "We've got guys on for some teams and playing 30 minutes a game. They

team that could be playing

get 10 minutes here

and there

for this team,

but they give us a good 10 minutes and

when they're rime comes to play more they're ready." The team's leader, Parker showed his modesrs- in

the final minutes of the game.

Despite protests from his star point guard. Tappmeyer took Parker out alone because he w-anted him to get the recognition he desersed. .As he walked slowly off the court for the

last

hugged

rime in Bearcat .Arena to chants of 'Thank you Kehin,' Parker smiled and his coach.

meant so much to not only to this team but the four years he's been Tappmeyer said. "When he leaves this year, his fingerprints will be on established this team next year arvi five years from now- from what he's brought. He's himselt'as quite possibly the best player to ever play here, and a guy- that did it by being

"KeUin

Parker's

in the program,"

unselfish

and busting

his butt eversdav in practice."


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Routine superstitions men prepare

Bearcat A

sounded.

::er

'

man

tall

sauntered hack

he court, lightly touching his right ;cr, his left wrist, then kissing his hand and minting to the

The massed

who lived

Arizona and his father who

in

ake

makes me think about them,

just

said. "It just

my mind

helps

off the

me

game

relax a

so

little hit,

won't be too

I

tressed out there."

The men's hird cup of

Sky Wilson drank one-

honey before games. was crazy," Wilson

said. "1

honey

bottle,

"People thought

I

vas guzzling straight out of the 'eople almost

his father

who

played basketball.

started doing

it,

and

eammates, and they took t

I

it,"

offered

Wilson

kind of started like that.

^veryKidy lo. .A

on the team does

it,

I

it

to

my

try to

keep mine

said. "I've

probably

get too many."

Tappmeyer

said. "It

but a lot of people it's

in regularly. Senior guard

didn't necessarily believe in luck,

game he Along with Jackson's tattoos, he also ore one white sock and one black sock. "Everybody has their own little thing that we lo," Wilson said. "I know Coach does. After we layed.

he said he got his hair cut."

Men's coach Steve Tappmeyer said he had too Tiany superstitior\s to count.

He had his towel, a

affect

They

could be just a mental thing," Wilson

you notice

it,

then

it

said.

obviously can have an

on your game."

Tappmeyer's wife questioned his superstitions

opposed to his

A

large part of the 'Cats

as

had that towel for years, and if we're winning games, then that towel doesn't get washed," he said. "I just have it at home games.

routine included a prayer before every game.

doesn't go

on the

road.

It's

getting pretty thin.

know how- much longer it's going to last." Tappmeyer understood his players' superstitions helped them focus on the game. I

don't

"It

that

he

helps

is

them to say 'I do something everyday

kind of part of a routine that leads into

said. "If

may not

routine,

a

for granted,'"

they do the honey before the game, physically help

just 'Hey, I've

done

it

them

before,

and I'm going to

as

and

stick

much

it's

with

as

it's

part of

my

it.'"

Part of the team's routine the night before a

game included

a small get-together at Parker's

and the veterans taught the large newcomers about their next opponent

hou.se. Parker

and how

Kelvin Parker

vore the same undershirt for every

"It

"If

"I've

group ot

Many players had superstitions or routines they

Whether all of the team's superstitions helped them or not, Wilson didn't know.

were things he'd always done or had.

don't think

ind ot funny."

ost,

when you

it

couple guys have their own jars now, so

artook

minimum," Tappmeyer

going to score." I

game, and I'm not taking the game

threw up."

Wilson learned about the quick energy boost "1 just

don't get into theirs.

we're ready to play defense, and that they're not

got like 20 more, but they get to be an obsession

It

basketball team's rituals covered

!verything. Junior, guard

rom

from his wife and a money

but superstitions were more like routines.

hroughout the game," junior, forward Byron ackson

billfold

nightly rituals.

given to him for 200 wins.

"1 really

away his senior year of high school, helped

lim tocus. t

clip

to a

sky.

tattoos he touched, reminders of his

nother

note in his

with

to play against

"It's really

making

team," Jackson at

it

them.

like a family instead ot a

said. "That's

how exery-Kxly looks

it."

To strengthen

unity, they

throws to discuss strategy.

huddled before

On

free

defense, they

slapped the court to get adrenaline flowing.

"Everyone slaps the ground time knowing that we're

Jackson

said.

"That

just

all

all at

the same

on the same

page,"

shows the offense that

faith.

"Your superstitions don't really mean that said. "But still, if you do them one

much," he time and

it

worked, you're not going to take any

chances, and vou're going to keep doing

^IfNidi

it."

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Just inside the three-point

line,

on the ni^ht and provided rhe

Laura Friederich drives hard toward

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time ever the women's basketball team won the

For the

first

MIAA

Tournament Championship and for the first time in 20 years, they broke the top 25. In only his second

MIAA and Division

Coaches' Association Division

"That was one of the

II

start to notice you,"

now, we

just

all

II.

his 'Cats

They broke into the National Basketball

No. 22 with a 14-3 record Jan.

Poll at

then

goals,

coaches

want

27.

of a sudden, recmits start to notice you, other

Steinmeyer

said. "It's very

hard to break the top 25, and

to stay there a while."

Going into the post-season tournament, the Bearcats held the third seed. After breezing by Central and Washburn, the Bearcats headed into the championship against Emporia, a team they had

both regular season games too.

lost

Like their pre\'ious two games of the tournament, defense lead the way from the by scoring the

first

eight points of the game.

the 'Cats to a 76-62 win for the

A

1

2-

1

ran to

start

second half pushed

start the

tournament championship in Bearcat women's

first

basketball histor>'. "I just

The

don't think that people believed

big thing was getting

the top two,

it

my

we

kids to believe

was tough coming into

could compete against the better teams. it,"

this thing,

Steinmeyer but

"Going

said.

we still had

1-3 against

chance to put some

a

on that board that hadn't been painted on for 20 years." HeaN'y defense and strong shooting stcxxi out as their key to winning.

paint

umre than 80 points

in

However, they received

on Nov.

each game their

at the

first loss at

28, losing by 13 in their

the hands of No. 6

game

first

They scored

Ryland Milner Classic to open the season.

North Dakota University

of the Bemidji State Tournament.

The 'Cats exploded on four of their next five opponents to finish non-conference They topped 80 points in each game and hit triple figures twice. They outscored

play.

their

opponents by 147 points in four wins, and dieir only

explosion

The 'Cats opened conference play Washburn took a

loss

"When we beat Washburn

here,

it

on

1

3.

No. 8 Washburn

7-0 widi a win over

four-point lead with the score at 6-2, but with

half junior, forward Ashley Poptanyc: put the 'Cats

game offensiv

of the five

three points against Augustana College Dec.

came by

1

5:1

1

University.

left

in the

first

top.

proved we could play with the upper

league," Steinmeyer said. "That's probably the

most important game of the

tier of

the

year."

No. 4 Emporia State University Hornets came to Bearcat Arena Jan. The Hornets held the 'Cats under 60 points for the firM time of the season, but like their first 16 games the 'Cats still committed fewer nimo\er^

Not

until the

24 could the 'Cats be stopped.

than their opponents. Despite the poll, .^fter recei\'ing

University Jennies

loss,

the 'Cats

became ranked

in the

next week'^

national ranking, the 'Cats showed the Central Missouri State

why

"The depth we have

they'd broken the top 25 with a 71-42 win. this year

are players out there that ride the

is

amazing," senior guard Jane Chalmers

bench the whole

time,

said. "Tliere

and they don't get to play, but

who don't see practice don't get to see the who are imponant know who the real team is."

they are a huge part of this team. People

w hole team, but we know, the people

Tlie 'Cats peaked at No. 17, but finished the regular season at

No.

2

Hornets Feb. 2 and

lost

by 2

1

points.

holding Truman State Unixersity to 61

No.

22.

They played the

The women stuffed their next Two opponents

piiints

and

Pittsburg State University to 54.

Even

No. 1 3 Washburn and Misstiuri Southern State Uni ven^ity, they held the Lady Blues to only 66 points and the Lions to 60 in two close games.

with back-tivback

los.ses

s-tatis SoiilliuiesiBaDiisilliilversllii

winning season as head coach, Gene Steinmeyer steered

to the forefront of the

Scores

against


Adolescent

admirer

Coaches' son makes

with university

ties

by trevor hayes

towd erupted

as the

Lady Bearcats ran onto the floor for warm ups. Gene Steinmeyer sat on the bench, with

jmen's basketball head coach

son on his

his

lap.

"He'll color

watch Bobby (Bearcat) and my dad coach," Sam, said. Sam's silence while watching from his father's lap would normally be uncommon. Gene said, growing up as the coaches' son prompted Sam to be one of the most talkative and outgoing kids he had ever seen. "He's acknowledged around campus more than most 5-year-olds, "I like to

I

think," life

Gene said.

"He's going to have

way too much knowledge of college

Steinmeyer served

as the Athletics office

Mann. With

His mother Michele

manager and he attended

Sam became

his ties,

pre-

very close to the

people around his parents.

"We

know Michele and Sammy really well," senior center Sarah VoUertson said. "Sam is in and out of practice, and they've traveled with us

all

on some of our road games,

Sam and Michele

so we've all gotten to be pretty close to

both."

"Our team

a family

is

and

all

three of

them

are a part of our family,"

senior, forward Katie Scherer said. "It will be interesting to see

grows, because

when we came

we've seen him grow up a

in here,

he was

just

1

how he

or 2 years old, so

little bit."

According to Gene and Sam, VoUertson and Scherer were Sam's favorite players.

"We

go over there for dinners every once in a while," Scherer

"I'm the one wrestling with

him on the

floor or playing

said.

Power Rangers."

as

the reason for

with the

sit

girls.

We'll give

him a hard time and

tickle

him."

Constantly surrounded by his parents' colleagues in the university athletics

Sam made

department,

ties

with more than

just

Gene's players. Sara loved

men's basketball coach Steve Tappmeyer.

"He office

me

gives

a lot of presents, candy

and

suckers,"

Sam

said. "I

go to

his

because he has suckers." a stronger

bond

existed

beyond Tappmeyer's

of suckers.

jar

It

Tappmeyer appeared on TV, Sam glued himself to the set and said 'There's my buddy,' as Tappmeyer's image

"As much

as

he

likes

moved on

those players,

if

the screen.

you lined up the players and

and Steve Tappmeyer

all in

"Tapp loves

and Sam loves Tapp."

little

kids

a

line,

Tappmeyer and Sam formed friendships with the staff

Relationships forged between Gene's family and the basketball team.

Sam

me pictures," she said. "And on the busses, he'll always want to

come back and

Gene knew

before he gets to college."

Sam had a string of connections to the university. school at Horace

VoUertson attributed the extra time she spent with being one of his favorites.

he'd run to Steve every time,"

a special camaraderie, but

Sam

dominated Sam's birthday

little

Gene

said.

show

formed

parties.

"Right now,

I

don't think he

friends to his birthday parties. All

are going to

also

said.

women's assistant coaches. According to Michele, Gene's

"His best birthday presents have been the presents from coaches,"

my,self

Gene

you know

is

my

knows he can

assistant

invite

hi;,

that your assistant coaches

up."

Gene believed in the importance of a close family, but since his job demanded much of his time, he made his family a part of the team. "We chose pretty late in life to have a son, and we don't want the separation that college coaching can bring to a family," Gene said. "We want to try to avoid the separation as much as we can." Before a women's basketball game, five-year-old Sam Steinmeyer watches watm ups with men's basketball coach Steve Tappmeyer. Tappmeyer maintained a close telationship with the Steinmeyer family, phnu) bs Trevor Hayes

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While the women's team had a few individuals shine through their youth and health problems, the Bearcat men improved weekly. They broke into the men's NCAA Division II Track & Field Power Ranking on Feb. II at No. 4 after being unranked for the first half of the season. "The kids are improving on a regular basis," head men's coach Richard Alsup said. "I credit a lot of that to the assistant coaches that are workins with their various (events)."

Student and graduate assistants helped Alsup and head women's coach \'icki

Wooton

reach each athlete on a more individual basis.

not like they just are coaching you from afar and they don't really know what you're doing," junior Keelin Baine said. "They understand all of "It's

which helps out a lot." During meets, assistant coaches watched and helped tweak athletes' approaches and technique. Assistants' help showed in the season opener. Both the teams competed hard in the Iowa Sate University Holiday Open Dec. 12. Thrower Daniel McKim placed second and third in shot put and weight throw, provisionally qualifying for nationals in both events. Also distance runner Jamison Phillips, mid-distance runner Eric Isley and hurdler/ us

^printer Joel Terry turned in top-three finishes in the 3,000-meter, the mile

ind the 60-meter hurdles.

The women were

lead by thrower

Mary Wirt and jumper Gara Lacy who

provisionally qualified for nationals in the weight throw and turned in two,

fourth place finishes in the long and triple jumps respectively.

Coming

off a solid start at their first meet, the Bearcats

winter break. At the Graceland Invitational Jan. 17, the Early

on

Betsy Lee «

from cross countn' to the

tone for her race. After an entire year of training r

Lee had logged quite a few miles, phoio by MJc£ Dye

improved

women

took

after first

Wirt increased her qualifying mark, and sprinter Alisha Samuel took first in both the 55-meter and 200-meter dashes and in six of 12 events.

provisionally qualified in the 55-meter.

The men cleaned up at Graceland with championships in nine of 13 McKim won both the shot put and weight throw. He increased the

events.

marks he set at Iowa State and broke his school record by almost 2 feet with a throw of 60 feet 4.5 inches, becoming the first athlete in university history to throw more than 60 feet indoors. "It's

a great feeling to

said. "It

was great the

know that it was my record, and keep breaking it," McKim

first

I

time, and each time after has just been even sweeter."

and sprinter Gabriel Helms provisionally qualified Nebraska/Holiday Inn Invitational in Lincoln. Isley finished third in the 800-meter with a time of 1:53.51. While Helms took fifth in the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.86 seconds to add to his provisional qualification mark in the 55-meter from the week before. Alsup credited the track in Lincoln for part of their strong showing. Alsup

The next week

Isley

for nationals at the

said

it

ran on

^

was one of the nicest indoor it

facilities in the nation,

and the teams

again in February.

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The women took

third at the Nebraska Weslyan Invitational with Samuel earning two of the women's six events in the 55-meter and the 200-meter. She beat out sprinter Kailea Cook who took second by .10 seconds. Lacy took second in the 200-meter and first in the long and triple jumps. Distance runner Steph

presence known.

Suntken won the 880-yard

run, inching closer to a

provisional mark.

The men took second, had

six

place under fourth in any event.

champions and didn't

McKim, Helms,

the 4 x

440-yard relay team, jumper/sprinter Diezeas Calbert, pole vaulterClif Mcintosh and jumper/sprinter

Jackson

The

won

all

Anthony

their events.

'Cats lost steam at the Central Missouri State

University Mule Relays. Wirt, Helms and Isley took the

only championships of the meet, hut sprinter E. J. Falukner had a quality day. Just behind Helms, he took third in the 200-meter, and fifth in the 400-meter with a

time of 50.06. After a slow week, both teams returned to Lincoln stiff competition. Helms lowered his provisional

and

mark, by winning the 60-meter.

McKim won

the weight

throw, and Faulkner performed well in sprints. Suntken took first in the 800-meter, barely missing the mark for nationals.

"We made some individuals

big strides this

who seemed

next step and ran

weekend with

to reach a plateau but took the

a little faster,"

Wooton

said.

Both teams showed they were primed and ready for the MIAA Championships a week later at the Central Missouri State University Classic. Suntken finally hit her provisional mark in winning the 800-meter while Wirt took the women's other

first

place in the weight

throw.

McKim champion Faulkner a

placed

first in

the weight throw as the only

men. Helms missed the meet, giving chance to test himself, and placed fourth in

for the

the 60-meter dash. Jumper/sprinter Pat Jordan placed

second but provisionally qualified for the high a In

mid

spin. LXn

launching

most

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in

his tonr

CMSU Classic. McKim beli track and held, p}um, K Mria- Lhc the

r

before

uiisthe

jump with

height of 6 feet 9 inches.

Under Alsup, Wooton and their assistants' guidance, the teams continued to excel at the MIAA Championships. The men took third in a tight race with Central, and Missouri Southern Sate University, while the women ended the season with a sixth place standing. Falkner and Mcintosh set the only provisional marks of the meet.

we have a good core of athletes," Wooten "As long as we can keep them healthy and on track, would say the future looks bright." "Basically

said. 1

bar, Aaron Rice tries to squeeze over the 6 feet inch bat in the high jump. Rice struggled some in dealing with the transition between high school and his I'lrst ve.ir on the tt,Kk squad, fhuu bs Tmm Horn

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judgment enjoy

referees

A/I/AA

taxing

their

job. b\-

sh^I

immediately exploded on the

men

wearing

stripes.

Greg Harrison ignored the yells. He pointed to the Bearcat who caused the foul and quickly ran to the scorer's table to signal the call. As he sprinted away, the crowd yelled louder with disgust, but Harrison calmly went about his business. "There is an old saying amongst old referees," Harrison said. "You've got to love

when

And

you don't love it when they boo, then you'd better find another avocation because you aren't going it

to

"They're playing for seedings

whistle broke through the roar of

QpSJ^at Arena, play stopped and the crowd

make

they boo.

it

if

MIAA

referees endured malice every Almost every call had an objection

night.

from opposing sides, hut the only people he listened to were coaches. "If you're working a gym and there are 20 people in it and you've got some leatherlung sitting up there commenting on every call, then you hear that person and that gets a little old, but we have ways of taking care After 24 years, Harrison

knew

the ropes.

the kids' game.

The

or three weeks. Every night just has a

we've got to administer and make

little

more meaning." and

said with a smile.

"Not

Despite catching flack from players, fans

and hot-headed coaches

for missing calls,

Harrison loved his job. "It's

mostly about the guys you work with

satisfaction out of the job you do," Harrison

and Harrison made

MIAA

referee

Mays

on the adrenaline of game. As teams moved into

also thrived

calling a

conference play, the intensity grew.

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and

sure, hopefully,

gets hurt,

MIAA

referee Jeff Mays signals the call he made to theMays said he teached the highest point in his \ri Mike Dye

and the game

is

played

fairly."

a living as a lawyer.

Gordan Katz thought the

same way about leaving

behind

his life

for a

few hours.

"We get here and It's

the minute

season. ball

to

walk

1

in here,

a release," Katz said. "There's a game,

I

know

work our

starts.

This

is

and

conference

we're going to have a hell of a

game up there

tonight, and we're going

tails off."

With highs came exhausting lows

th.ii

dragged them down.

"Your adrenaline keeps you up for the physical and the mental

the way (through

all

the game)," Katz said. "Halfway

adrenaline will be gone, and

home

think

them.

pained

Refereeing

I

"Mentally,

it's

that

the

it's

first."

maintaining regular job, they

While

lost sleep,

ached fixe

pretty taxing," Harrison said.

hard not to have a short temper because

we're tired. (The players) don't play for three

work again

tomorrow."

The constant several people

grind of the job turned

away from

Mays, not everyone

who

it.

According

to

tried refereeing could

handle what came with the job. "Just

table.

i

ing career in 2004. p/iolo

because you played the game doesn't

mean you can

said.

not for the

noKxly

.

and working the games and getting some

It's

ranch foreman,

as a

or four days, but we've got to

at all."

not for us.

an escape

intensity, refereeing could be

them. Mays worked

for

"It's

many

It's

kids are going to play the game,

.'Mong with the rush from added pressure

made

"Not many," he

to give back.

coaches.

from sore muscles and traveled close to days a week.

very

chance

said. "It's

He'd kicked-out unruly tans and penalized teams with technical fouls. He'd broken up fights and hutted heads with the toughest coaches, but even veterans like Harrison errors.

a

"We're not here to control the game," Harrison

higher in the tournament," Mays said. "Everything bares more weight the last two

mental part that goes

of that," Harrison said.

camaraderie and

conference to see who's going to be seeded

now, the excitement

far in this one."

the

in

trevor hayes

referee the

everybody," Mays For the

game and handle

said.

men behind

meant an escape,

the stripes, refereeing

a release, a

form of

At

half court, MiA.A referees Lany Smith, Greg Harrison and Will Lynde discuss a call during a time out. MIAA referees usually didn't work with the same people more than once in a season, phoro irv .Miitf Dy^

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Newcomers make name

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by trevor hayes

and

a driving force,

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compete and petform well

need to

a

for their team.

Although they were adjusting freshmen, three made an impact on college athletics. Typically freshmen year of collegiate sports

players

consisted of

little

playing time and lots of

making large contributions were uncommon. Freshman kicker Cor>' Paetznick left his mark

know that I can come

here and help the team out," freshmen

sealed his position for the remainder of the

tended to be a year spent developing

It

and concentrating on the future, hut some came out of high school and made a difference. skills

"It's

kind of exciting to

volleyball player

Mackenzie Heston

said. "It's

not expected of freshmen to come in and

As an

MIAA

outside hitter Heston earned

.All-

honorable mention, led the team in

team leader

a

Heston key players were

kills

after

and

digs.

out low, and you have to pro\-e

start

he

said. "I

got here, and then

I

proved myself when got the injury, and

know' what to think.

myself But then

1

I

I

1

first

didn't

was kind of down on

proved myself over and over

again until Emporia, and then,

Coach

called

me

in."

injured.

"With

all

the injuries,

I

felt

that

it's

my

Heston said. "I've always been like that. I expected other teammates to feel like they had to step up just responsibility to step up,"

much

me."

as

Paet:nick became the second leading scoter.

He handled

Freshman soccer player Beth Gutschenritter team her first year. As a last minute

choice, Gutschenritter

and made the team

came

to the university-

as a walk-on.

thought, as a freshman,

"It feels

as

do whatever I can," she said. did do well, that would set a standard

1

and made 12 of 16

field

with a long of 47 yards.

good," he said. "But

it

doesn't matter

I'm the second lowest or second highest, just

long as I'm helping out the team."

NX^en Paetznick tried out, he expected to get the starting job, even though the team redmost incoming freshmen. Red-shirted

shirted

come in and "And then, if

I'd

kickoffs

goals, for 75 percent

if

also led the

"I

"You

yourself,"

blocks and took second in

became

season.

start

their first year."

as

way. But with stronger programs, freshmen

on the football team. He joined the 'Cats as a walk-on but suffered a hip injury. After recovering, he earned his first start against Emporia State University. His performance

practice.

in

Both soccer and volleyball began rebuilding new coaches and young teams, so Heston and Gutschenritter made an impact in a large with

players wouldn't see any playing time.

They

received an extra year of eligibility enabling

transitioning to college and maintaining her

them to practice and develop. Freshmen starters shared a drive to succeed. They believed they had a purpose, they couldn't fulfill on the bench. They wanted to leave their

grades, Gutschenritter decided to give soccer a

mark, and impact their team.

to

for years

come."

Unsure

if

chance. Her

Once she

she could focus on soccer while

efforts

gave her a

new drive

to play.

learned to balance her college

life,

on the field. work earned her a spot

she started playing more effectively Gutschenritter's hard

on the AU-MIAA second team. As

a midfielder

she led the team in goals and shots.

Gutschenritter start

2(>6-

felt

that her success helped

the soccer teams rebuilding

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effort.

"I

been but

I

come from an

athletic family,

and

it's

always

my nature," Heston said. "I don't say a lot, try to make my actions be leading to others." in

Beth Gutschenritter, Cory Heston

all

made

Paecnick and Mackemi.

considerable differences for their collegiatt

teams- Gutschenntter and Pacnick were both u-alk-on freshmen

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The

athletes didn't receive scholarships or

media attention, because instead of playing at a competitive level, they played for themselves. "1 think a lot of people actually go into mtramurals to prove something to themselves that they have the talent," Jonathan McClain

said.

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\arsity sport, they're

still

trying to say that

McClain may not have played, but he refereed the sports, found what most intramural athletes looked

for,

fun and

"There are some teams that enter just to try and mess around and make other teams mad," Espey said. "Then, there are some teams that enter to

We want

win.

to win, but

we

Relationships were

a big part of

why

hundreds of students participated in the intramural leagues each year. Most teams were

between

friends

or

campus

tun

like to play for

too."

Twenty-four different events were offered year, ranging between individual sports like tennis, bowling and track to team throughout the

war.

Each

sport separated sexes,

and

tug-of-

and team sports

separated between Greeks and independents.

Sigma Kappa Laura Fowler played basketball and bowled for her

trieiidship.

in the

independent league.

activities like flag football, basketball

'We're awesome.'"

formed

one of the more competitive teams

into

Cliic^ens to intramural sports.

trevor hayes

Strengthened beyond basketball over the season. The team's preparation and skill level made them

intramural sports as a chance to sister "It

to,"

and compete while gives

saw-

bond with her

in college.

me something

Fowler said.

football,

Fowler

sorority-.

to

do and look forward

"If you're just sitting

around, then

organizations.

you have something to do

Adam Espey's team started differently though. After going to the Rec. Center to play

school, but neither played a varsity sport on-

basketball everyday during the fall, he eventually met others while shooting hoops. When entries for independent teams were due,

they formed

a

team,

and their bond

at night."

Fowler and Espey both played sports in high

campus. Both saw themselves as very competitive people, so on top of giving them something to do, mtramurals ser\-ed as a way to let them

reli\-e

their

earlier experiences.

The rewards were not monumental, but among Delta Chi

member Dave Burrows tries to rip a flag off of

Phi Sigma Kappa

held at the Rickenbiode football stadium. "It was a thrill to the finals and across from the Phi Sig house; they play wete .(ble to shoot the cannon off when we scored." said Hull-

m

^•4**Sa*^

member Zac Hull durmg a flag football game

intramural athletes, championship T-shirts

became

highly coveted. "It gi\-es

you a way that

\-arsity sport at

if

you didn't go out

for a

the college level, then you can

ha\-e fun playing the sports

you

like,"

Fowler

still

said.

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milrenDmaiies

Tennis made history in 2003. The teams will always be

remembered The

Btith the

as the first.

made MIAA history by winning regionals, and making it to nationals.

Bearcats

men and women's teams accomplished

the task and secured their place in the

record hooks. "I

was very proud that both teams went," head coach Mark Rosewell

we've got a really good men's team or we've got a good women's team.

said.

It's

"Usually

an exception

that both are that good."

At

nationals, the Bearcats didn't fair as well. Bloomsherg, Pa. eliminated the

women broke

round, but the

ihe

first

Ra.

The women went

5-0 against Barry, with their top two doubles teams losing, and

Raven Hemer and Jan Pendrak "It

an individual

is

your team down.

The Jan Pendrak returns a lior ar

Norrhwe^^r. alwn

ve from Northern Colorado Universirv. Pendrak,

ndmired plavers such

Grit

a*;

Pete Sampra?; and Steffi

men in

the round of eight before being ousted by Barry,

sport,"

also falling.

Pendrak

said.

"But

if

you

lose

you

feel like you're letting

hate that more than anything."

I

E5earcats didn't

have to deal with losing much throughout the season. TTie men's

team went 21-9 with an

MIAA record of 4-1, while the ladies went 24-10 with a

5-1

MIAA record. "We wanted

have a good national ranking, so we were playing people who were Gorka Sanchez said. "We knew we had to do good to get a better

to

nationally ranked,"

national ranking.

And we did beat some teams who were ranked pretty well nationally,

so our coach was very happy."

The Bearcats played tough competition all season long. Along with playing nationally ranked teams, they played some Division I schools, including a win against Austin Peay State University in Tennessee coached by a former Northwest graduate.

"That was coached by a legendary coach, Brian Surface," Rosewell beat that guy too

The

many

times,

and he didn't

like

it

said.

"You don't

either."

experience gained from playing and solidly beating a Dnision

1

school was

important for the Bearcats. "TTiey weren't as scary as really fun

1

because you almost

thought they were going to be," Pendrak felt like

a big leaguer.

It

was a

lot

said. "It

was

of fun and a good

experience."

According to Pendrak, the team weren't as good. For the

was

also played smaller scKwls,

e\en

men and women of the team competing

if

their

programs

in different situations

key.

"Every match people, and the

is

important because you gain experience

more you play the better you'll

blocks for each other. That's

and match

why coach

be,"

just

playing different types ot

Pendrak said. "They're

like building

has us play so much, so we'll be match tough

ready."

According to Sanche:, playing regularly and being consistent could be hard, no matter what the

"You day,

ha\'e to

know what

skill le\-el

»:»3te»:Me

of his opponent was.

keep playing and be regular every day," he you're doing

on the

!

said. "Play

your tennis

court."

Consistant practicing and being on the road together ga\-e the team a

spend with each other. Both the of the long season.

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for the Bearcats

Mulwanda attempts

to

during the 2002-2003 season.

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"We're

210

irom

prt-ttx

much

a hii; t.imily."

Pendrak

said.

"You know that

if

you

with anvKxiy, the guys would have your back at any ot the matehes

It

it

e\-er

got into

you e\er got

heckled or something, ;md \ice \ersa."

Being close to teammates gave e\eryone extra support.

own best

cheerleaders," Pendrak said. "If you get

else

playing, ever>'one goes

"We're our

and someone I

is still

and cheers

for

done u

ith

your match

them and supports them.

think we're probably one of the closest teams."

That unir^^ paid off when as the Bearcats moved through regionals and was a big deal because we feed

"It

supporting

us. it

off

each other," Pendrak

into nationals.

"To have them

said.

was nice to have someKxly who understood what you'd been through."

For some of the players at the beginning of the season, tennis was their only link to

A total of se\en out the

the rest of the team.

"Despite everv'one's diverse background

come back

tennis to

Pendrak

to,"

16 players were from different countnes.

we

all really

clicked because

we

always had

said.

Ha\-ing tennis helped the team start to form their bonds and learn about each other.

Some

e\en picked up a second language.

players

"You get to see

on

to go

different cultures, different languages,"

talking in Spanish,

kmguages.

It's

The team was

go

on another you might ha\e people become

able to

just chaotic,"

off. It's

said. "It's

always fun

talking in English, just different

always fun."

many

\an. Because they played so "It's

Sanchez

On one side you might have people

with people from different countries.

trips

Pendrak

said.

so close through countless hours spent in the team

other schools, the Bearcats logged a

"You load

all this stuff

lot

of mileage.

up into the van, and you

a lot of fun, and a lot of interesting topics. Nothing

is

left

untouched

just

in the

van."

•Although tra\eling had

its

perks,

really paid

it

oft'

to be able to play regionals at

home. "That cuts out a

lot

of stress of driving forever," Pendrak said.

"We

also

had home

court advantage. That's always nice to have courts you've played on, everything's familiar."

In regionals the

home court advantage helped the men and women square off against The men met Metropolitan State from Colorado,

their biggest rivals of the tournament.

while the "I

women saw action against Washburn.

think the most important match of our season was the finals here against Metro

State because that

we had

really close;

we knew they were our

it

was going to come

Sanchez

biggest rivals,"

to play our finals here in Maryville at dov\Ti to

one or

home. tw-o

said. "It

We knew

it

helped us a

was going

to

lot

be

matches, but everybody played

and we pulled through." The men made it downing Metro fi\e matches to three. The women won their regional championship against Washburn five to one in a rematch of the MIAA title. Both teams earned a berth into nationals for their play on the conference and then

really good,

regional levels.

"Regionals was like a pressure cooker," Pendrak didn't

time

that's all

lifted,

said. "It's really intense,

win that, we were done. You didn't almost want

to think about

it,

because

if

we

but at the same

won that it was like this huge weight was The National crip was just like a treat." through the season paid off with MIAA's awards. They

you thought about. Once we

because just going was our goal.

The

Bearcat's hard efforts

had four

players

on

first

team, seven

on second team and

five received

honorable

mentions. "Last season was the best

way could ha\'e ended my college I

career," senior

and All-

MIAA second team member jarrod Smith said. The team had made wanted

history

and

tasted nationals, but

to extend their conference championships,

wanted more. The

and the Bearcats wanted

women to sink

their teeth deeper into the nationals bracket.

"We really believe we can do it again," Pendrak said. "We know we can, and

I

think

everyone will be working even harder."

While playing a match against Northern Colorado, Danielle Carrier coi a challenging return for her apponent. 1

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Brett Rust, Brett Jones. Will;.

Ciaramitaro. Kaleb May, Kenton Kloptenstein

Row 2: Dann Loe. MikeCreaRin,

Jeremy Teter, Biian Boley. Edgar Jones, Joe .\nderson, John Bothol. John Sipes, Dave Dugan, Matt Johnson Row 3: Drew Erb, Joel Hitsman, Will Mayle, Van Gilmore, Andrew Donovan, Mike French, Will Newland, Matt Rives Row 4:

Matt Cruth. •\ley

Billy

Bums, Pat Whitt, Marcus West, JR

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Man Coonv

Servatius,

Derek

Hill,

Kvie C.allaeher, Ben McMiIlen

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the bases during one of the team's

against

South Dakota State

honors

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The season was rocky. It had its ups and some major downs. Between and mental mistakes,

injuries

the:

team persevered. New

head coach Susan Pun:o and her Bearcats battled uphill from the The 'Cats lost seven of 12 games in early March, many of which came in the Rebel Spring Games in Kissimmee, Fla. The 'Cats quickly sprang back from their slow start, winning 16 of 18 i^eginning of the season.

games, even though they lost their starting shortstop Melissa

Nimmo

'

for

Nimmo sat out because of a knee injury. "She was our most vocal, so we had concerns about how the team was going to respond to losing her, but the team responded well," Punzo said. "They stepped up. A lot of different people stepped up in a lot of different games and got the job done." According to Punzo, second baseman Katy John, shortstop Tara Risetter, catcher Megan Spring and first baseman Ashley Pride filled the void Nimmo left. Risetter moved to shortstop from second base and John, a walk-on the remainder of the season.

freshman, took over at second. Between the four, the 'Cats received run support. Their support and the

from Shelly MacDonald, (13-12, 2.80

brilliant pitching

Handlos, (17-9, 2.49 in

ERA) made

ERA) and Jacqueline

Front Row: Kristma Dillon, Kelly Carter, Lindsay Stephenson, Heather Conary,

Lmdsey Grouse Row

2: Linellis

Santiago, Tonja Risetter, Jacqueline Handlos,

Nimmo, Angle McCoy, Megan Sprmg

With new leadership and an offensive drive, they won the championship the Oklahoma City Capital City Classic. "We knew we had the talent and just needed to show it," right fielder

Unfortunately, the momentum did not keep flowing. They dropped two conference games to Emporia State University after the Capital City Classic. "Everything just went downhill," Dillon said. "The conference games at Emporia State were definitely our lowest rock bottom. It was just like we hit a brick wall."

They only won

eight of their last 17 games and went 4-6 against

MIAA

opponents. "Every other game, people would step up, but we couldn't take advantage," said. "It was all mental. I don't think we were on the same page."

John

The

team's skills could not be questioned with two players. Pride and

fielder, Kelly Carter, made the AU-MI AA first team. Three made the second team: Spring, Risetter and left fielder Angie McCoy. MacDonald received honorable mention. "All of us together, we have great athletic ability, great skill and have our minds set on what we want that we all want to be great in our own little

lone senior center

to get there on the same time." Even though the Bearcats couldn't put everything together, they still went 30-21 on the season and took fourth in the MIAA, a step back from their

way," John said.

tie for third

"We

just

had to learn

place in 2002.

"With the cards we were dealt, it was like, how is this team going to Punzo said. "But they weren't going to let anything hold them back."

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Kristina Dillon said.

Tara Risetter. Katy John Back Row: Shelly MacDonald, Ashley Pride, Melissa

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injured.

15

her to miss the

In a ,1

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game

flv ball at 't

rest

against Missouri Southern. Megan Spring jumps forward to catch the plate. Spring, a catcher from Warsaw. Mo., thtew out 50 percent

.utempted stolen bases during the 2002 season.

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Unified in more than 300 organizations on campus,

you maintained tradition while moving mto the future.

Banding with people of similar interests in social or

academic

standards aided you in building your resume, and

taught you about your field of study outside the classroom.

Alpha Sigma Alpha held fall

a celebration in the

commemorating

75th

their

anniversary, while

Delta

Sigma Theta was

reinstated

on campus

after a 24-

year hiatus.

Amnesty Internationa wall beside the Bell

Wall that separated arose after the wall

was damaged

erected

a tarp-like

Tower protesting the Apartheid Israel

and

Palestine. Controversy

^

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an.^^ C <>

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Amnesty members claimed through

<> 1^ signs

and

handbills that vandals had suppressed their freedom of speech.

Debate

also surfaced in the spring

Senate proposed a $50 student

when Student

activities fee said to

expand entertainment options. A

1

plui Sit;ina

BiJI'n The

Alpha members cheer as Gamma Chi participants jiid ilieir new

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Row

Back Row:

Clleb

2: Callie

Coleman. Andrea

Jet"t>ic> .lllj

P.uiJ

Estes,

Joshua Gray and Levi

Jaster.

E.lstvrl.l.

>Open to anyone interested

in

enjoying and preserving

the environment >Took special interest in conserving the trash and pond area clean-up

wildlife

by

>Special interest such as hiking, camping, outdoor

photography and birding

Association for

Computer Machinery

Front Row:

Brian Eye. Lucas Hoge. King Kwan. Grant Howard. Derek Eye. Gary McDonald. Merry McDonald. Virginia Herbert. Rachelle Wright, Christine Miller. Caleb Huftbrd. Katie Hanson and Sri Siva. Row 2: Dean Sanders. Ernie Ferguson. Brandon Rockhold. Sheena Lloyd. Rebecca Griffin. Amanda .^ntisdel. Kevin Carpenter. Curtis Shaffer. Ryan Hance, Mike Lmduall. Brandon Wright and Gregory M. Smith Back Row: Nathan Lancaster. David R. .'Mexander. Brian Kersten. Allen Lode. Corey Swope. Joe Girdner. Andrew Fairhurst, Travis Youmans. Drew Biermann. Jared Kendnck. Phil Heeler. Robert Schukei and Michael Wemhoff.

>Promoted interest in computers and applications >Hosted computer speakers to discuss new appliciations and job placements

>Held a computer book sale

Alliance of Black Collegians Front Row:

.Ashley Yates, Tiffany Wallace. Nickara Pratt.

Christian. April Baerga and Mallory Webster.

Row

Sheena Lloyd. Juanticnsha

2: Brent

J.

Scarbrough, Derick

Cunigan, Morgan Conyers. Alisa Stewart. Ben Fuentes. Skakuita Johnson. Tyrone Perkins. Kalee Shewell and Michael Bolton. Back RoW: Andres Johnson. Deron Andrews. Virginia Murr. Kenton Poke. Sauda Holman, Brian A. Brooks, John Williams,

Marcus Jones and Anthonv P.ttman,

^Promoted

university awareness of the African-American

culture

>Focused on togetherness and equality >lnvolved with sponsoring Martin Luther King Day, the Soul

Food dinner and date auction

Amnesty

International

and Students

for a Free Tibet Front Row:

Elizabeth Sexton.

Amy Cart. Jessica Ruvolo, Erica Remolds. R\ .in Hersh.

Jennifer Croskiey. Bonnie Bisbee and

Ryan Sweeton.

Keith Loeschner. Ryan Cook. Kathryn Jenkins. .Amanda Niitsu.

Back Row:

AUyson

Largent. Heather Lafon. Matt

Human

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Christine Campbell.

David and Atsuko

rights in the Universal

Rights

>Campaigned to protect Human Rights

220

2:

Byler. Janelle

Todd and Naoto Nakano.

>Worked to promote human Declaration of

Row

Joshua Isom. Jonathan Cook. EIi;abeth Wiliams. .Mysi

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the

fall


Baptist Student Union by Kara Swink and Jamie Shiro

Christian

conglomeration Weekly fellowship tiltcreJ out of a two-story white house sitting on the comer oi Fourth and Mulberry

streets.

As one ot the leading Christian organizations, the Baptist Student Union became a place for students to congregate, worship and

retreat

from the hassles of everyday

According

to

Campus

students in times of need as

"My and

I

life.

Minister Jason Yarnell, the

helped him

it

at

time at Northwest started off rough.

felt as if

I

didn't really

have

"Personally, the Baptist Student

changed

my

life

BSU

one point

My grades

role

led

me

and

to Christ

forever." a

mentor

model.

"When to,"

life.

were low,

a place to turn," Yarnell said.

Union

Jenny Schell said through her eyes Yarnell became

and

helped

in his

Jason came here, he didn't have someone to look up

Schell said. "But I've been able to watch

him

my

grow, in

and see what God has done through him." Although the organization was small, BSU wasn't restricted to

four years,

any one religion and welcomed all faiths to attend worship service Thursday evenings, Yarnell said. "We are here to meet the needs of the students," Yarnell said. Throughout the year, the BSU offered home cooked meals for $1 and a Bible study

on

a

"This

been

Monday

nights. Schell said getting together

weekly basis offered feelings of home.

a

is

like a

second family," Schell

home away from home

The BSU

for

me

said.

"Coming here has

these past four years."

established itself as an organization in 1936 through

the First Baptist

Church

of Maryville.

The group branched

out to

international students and the community. In the

fall,

BSU developed the

International Outreach to builJ

friendships with international students. "It's still

relevantly new, but

it's

had some great success," Schell

"We took 60 some students ice skating, and they had fun." The BSU enjoyed finding ways to give back to families in need. The group raised more than $6,000 in food for more than 7 families who couldn't afford a Thanksgiving dinner. The group also took a mission trip to Smyrna, Tenn. durin_ said.

'^

spring break and worked at an

abandon Air Force Base, whtri

they helped refurnish the area for homeless and single mothers in the community. "You're brought to a place out of your comfort zone and you

which can be hard," Schell and know you've had that type of work. It's amazing how God works

don't get to see the actual end result, said.

"But

it's

your hand in

awesome

to be a part of that

through you." Students,

Niki Carder and ShaÂŤ-n Hess sing to the LoarJ

during worship.

"When close my eyes can 1

I

put away

all

the

disractiuiu

and

just think

aK^ut

God," Carder said. pAoiofn

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Vu.ChR-h

Huomi Kie Ogusu, Schell. Rie ^.iRusu,

Back Row:

k.'V.im.i ."ul

Minora

T:e-LuinB Tan. Si-oh

SuiryosI Suiryoshi.

Nang

Tf

Youi

>Promotecl understanding of the Asian culture, language and life by coordinating events

>Adopted A Highway and held

cultural sessions with

Horace

Mann Labratory students

Association of Nontraditonal

Students Front Row; Tncia Rusch and Kelly Dowman. Back Row; Raymond Coleman and Cathy Paus.

^Promoted networking and

relations

Rogers, Anita

between

nontraditional students

>Supported an Angel Tree and held potluck dinners

Baptist Student Union Front Row; Julia Kitzing. Karin Yamell, Meghan Yamell, Jenny Schell, Niki Carder. Amanda Head, Stephanie Davis, Lydia Alderton, Adam Alderton and Rachael McDonald. Row 2; Misty Ayers, Megan Dovel, Shanna Rowan, Ben Koehn, Leslie Lober, Brandon Wright and Chris Ayers. Back RoW: Michael Lovelace, Jason Yamell, David Gnffin, Tim Scott, Cole Young, Eric Oldfield, Sam Thrower and Shawn Hess.

>Met weekly to discuss

their

commitment

to Jesus Christ as

Savior and Lord >\/alentlnes Day banquet and Aladine food drive connected

the organization to the university and community

Bearcat Steppers Front Row: Sarah Meyer, Schaper.

Row:

Row

Heidi

2:

Lindsey Ferguson, Mandy L^eckcr, Liz Holmes and Erin Sarah Otte, Jackie Miller, Sarah Rice and Tiffany Withrow. Back Sceph.inie Eu ing, Amv Mever. Tara Wells ;md Dalev Dodd.

Mnms,

>Cained national reputation for performaces during football and basketball games and competitions >Held a cheerleading girls

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Asian Student Association by

Megan Heuer

Cultural lessons A handful ot intcrnatkmal students passed out handmade hookmarks with Chinese writing. They smiled politely as they tried to explain what the symhols meant

to the fragile bodies

that filled the room. PivcrMty spread through ParkJale Nursing

Student Association visited in

Home when the Asian

late January.

Residents watched

students demonstrate various games and traditions from their native

countries in Asia.

ASA

changed

spring 2003

when

its

name from

its

memhership

the Chinese Student Assoiciatioii shifted

from

a

Chinese dominated

organization to a mixed .'Xsian organization.

Club President Yao-Shieh Young

said the fall

was more inactne

than they would have liked due to the transition of officer^ Beginning

however, the outreach made a comeback.

in spring,

ASA enthusiastically volunteered for programs in the community and on campus such and Chinese,

visiting

as

Adopting

a

Highway, teaching Japanese

elementary schools and making Parkdale their

nursing home experience. The group answered questions

first

for the elderly and passed out bookmarks with Chinese and Japanese phrases on them. The program triggered memories for the residents. Some enjoyed telling their own stories about hosting exchange students who taught them

how

count in another language.

to

Although most residents watched without interacting, the members were patient and kind to the gentle audience. "I

think

no chance "I really

it's

to

a very

do that

good thing

for

my

(visit elderly),"

life. ..in

my

country

1

member Shu-Yun Chen

ASA Tan Tze-

have

Liang, a member of

said.

enjoyed this activity."

the Asian

Young planned on continuing

their active

involvement

Student

in

\^sociation,

spreading muiticulturalism.

:h Ips

"We want activities,

to see

more students

get involved in multicultural

because we're not seeing enough of that," Young

the

i.lerly

.

leam

hnw to say ..netolOm

said.

ASA

members were thankful to visit the nursing home where Members benefited from the organization, away fresh experiences to remind them of their cause.

I

.hmese.

[

krtormed a

residents hosted them.

taking

n itive

"It's

not necessarily me, but

benefits that

1

get,"

Young

can also benefit, h's not that's very

I

try to get

everyone to share the

r

"At the same time, the community for me but for everyone and think

just

dance

elderly at

.rkdale

said.

"Nursing

I

Moine. p^um

important."

hy Mike

Dye

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Z.uoor

ndJ.irJiin Or^chiln

Row

2:

EtK W.lhs.

I'hlll.r

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Janson M. Thomas.

>Worked to improve campus life and secure a student voice >Worked to influence pro-student action within existing university organizations

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Campus Crusade

for Christ

(Leadership Group) Row

Frolir

Row

2;

NKs.in K>K-tcman, MinJy LcathiTman, Kelly Smith anJ B.*, BcvUr,

Scan

Bcrgcr. Lisa

Back Row:

Mitch

DouJna. Katie Mosby, David Ford and Allison Witte. Bryan Becker, Clint Woods and Daniel

Hiscr, Jason Finder,

Jerpesen.

>X-nelo Concert >Fall

Retreat

>Matt Wertz Concert

Campus Crusade for

Christ

Front Row: Sarah Wluthom, Michelle Watson. Nicholas

>X''atson, Julia Kitiing,

Emily Dennis. Theresa Janes. Dana Martin. Jenna Bessler. Valerie Hoakison, Lindsey 2: Deanna Allen. Lindsey Dbton. Jesse Fisher and Malinda Bartholow.

Row

Vorm,

Sara Young. Sanah Daniels. Keisey Nichols, Kelsey Nichols. Melanie McLain. Stephanie Bi:al,

Shawn

Stetson, .'\aron Phares. Michael

Wemhoff. Megan Bernhardt and Renee

Back Row: Ryan Lidolph, Bradley Hall, Mane Beatty, Ashlee Cooper. Amanda Umsheid, Logan Garland, Chris White, Tiffany Gale, Andrew Jackson, Lane Meyer, Fam Marticke and Kathryn Jensen. Wicker.

>lnterdenominational campus ministry tried to build believers

them

Jesus Christ and assisted

in

in

sharing their

faith with others

>Held weekly Bible studies, worship, meetings, retreats and conferences

Cardinal Key Front Row:

Carly -Michael, \alenc

Stubblefield and Jenna Cook.

Row

Etwin and Laci Ann Fiala. Back Ryan Lidolph and Brandon Deets-

^Recognized students excellence

>Raised

in

Lilly.

Monica Maicolino. Krystm

nlem, Emily Dix. Amy Meyer. Ashlee Pitts. Taylor Tholen. Chase Comett,

who showed

their scholastic

money

eth

1

2:

Ro\

a degree of and campus participation

for juvenile diabetes, participated

in

highway clean-ups and donated Christmas cards to the Maryviile nursing

home

>Oualifications included at least 3.0

sophomore status and

a

CPA

Christian

Campus House

Front Row: Sarah

Nickerson, ^Angela Hartle, Kan Renshaw. Rebekah Hopkins, Tracey .Amy Angotti and Leah Koger. Row 2: Katy .Ahlrichs. Jasmine Stilson. Megan Kim Bredehoeft, Megan Moore, Malinda Bartholow and Julie K- Flynn. Back Row: Rob Ahlrichs, Roger Charley, Junghoom Park. Brad Fullbright, Thomas Wells. Jason Nickerson, Angelita Escher and Carla Egeland. Switier,

Ferguson,

>Christian organization dedicated to serving Christ,

studying the Bible and reaching out

in

Christian service

>Weekly Tuesday and Sunday worship and took trip during spring

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Campus Crusade

for Christ

by Cole Young

Tight quarters move Godly encounters Students found themselves sitting shoulder-to-shoulder in the aisles, on the window sills and sweating from body heat in order to he a part of the largest Christian organization

on campus. Campus Crusade

for Christ

had more than 250 students attend

their weekly meetings

and had trouble finding

attendance causing jumps between the Union Ballroom and Colden Hall 3500. "It's a great problem to have," Sean Berger said. "(Student Affairs) does a decent job

accommodate

When

for their

my

freshman

For Jeppsen, the cramped spaces were a concern. eventually stop coming. While "It

meet and

tries to

doesn't bother

it

a

good week when 100 students

weekly Thursday night meetings.

"Crusade has had a huge growth since

to

at finding places for us to

us."

the group formed in 1997, they never worried about where they met. Crusade considered

showed up

a place to seat those in

me

some

year,"

He

Daniel Jeppsen

said people

said.

"The

siie

would eventually get

of the group has more than doubled."

sick of sitting

on the

floor,

being crowded and

feared the tight space turned regulars away, others enjoyed the small confines.

personally," Laura

Mings

said. "I like the

crowdedness.

If

you were new,

it

might bother you, but being so close

everyone created sort of an electric atmosphere between everyone."

The group considered

several options for easing the

crowded spaces including having two meetings

have one weekly meeting. While there was a crowd Thursday nights, students had plenty

oi

a

week but

in the end,

chose to

other opportunities to spend time together outside of the usual

meeting.

Each Monday and Wednesday the group held Bible personal level.

The group broke

studies, giving students

into three different studies, a co-ed,

an opportunity to get to know each other on a more In addition, the group attended the Denver

men and women's study.

Christmas Conference during winter break.

"A

lot of

the spiritual growth

we

get

is

outside of Thursday night," Berger said. "Students build bonds through friendship, Bible studies

and di>cipleship. That's where they are changed. That

is

where

I

was changed."

Collegiate

Farm Bureau

Ev.inv. Becky Bennett, Chnt Prange .mj Weskn .Anstev. Brandon Muir, Lane Meyer. Scott Molierly. Ryan Porter and .'\rlcy Larson.

Front Row: Christopher

Back Row:

>Advocated college students participation

in

Farm Bureau

activities

>Emphazied teamwork and achieved goals through policy, public relations and economic analysis

public

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Common Ground Front Row:

Miph.mci- HurJ. hk-iij >rmthM,.rlnu-:, Klu.nJ.i

Lull...

un-tcllVM

Row

2: I\inaid Simon. C^nirtncy Nothhouse. Ashley Cunninfiham and Amanda Byler. Kcl:ler. Jacquclme Powers and Amy Can and Heather Lompe Back RoW: Bert Te^icvk. OIn .a lao.hv, Keei:.ui r,il:k.ll. Rachel Pradford and Tim lollev 1

>Provided a network of support for members to develop positive self-images and achieve personal goals >Raised awarness through National Coming Out Week, hate crime memorial vigil and National Day of Silence

Country Faith Front Row:

Adams, Brandv Rasar. Monica H:irrer, Alicia Robinson and Elrabeth Brenda Leap. Casie Lesher, Erin Roberts and Kate McLellan. Back Bryce Lemke, Alan Schneider. Keith Duftey and Bnttanie Kraus.

McLellan.

Row:

L>ave

Row

2:

>Held monthly "Shindiggs" at Maryville's Airport >Particapted

in

various

community contributions

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Common Ground by

Megan Heuer

Tolerance offers support A tall figure wearing heels and a tight, leopardOnce he down, knees together, the understanding drag queen satisfied questions of a woman print miniskirt glided into the room. sat

curious about the art of cross-dressing. Common Ground, the gay, lesbian and bisexual support-group, met once a week to discuss social issues related to homosexuality and ways to

raise

awareness on campus.

Vice President Gretchyn Nothhouse said student support outside the organization improved from previous years

were torn

down from campus

received support from the

Community member

bulletin boards.

community

when

their signs

Common Ground

as well.

Bert Peacock started cross-dressing

when

he was a child and wore women's clothing everywhere but work.

He said he came

to meetings for moral support

e\en though he was not Ti> raise

a

and companionship

gay.

awareness of cross-dressing.

Common Ground sponsored

Dance and Drag Show every March

money

to raise

for the

Northwest Family Center. Other fund-raisers and events included

Matthew Shepard Memorial Walk and Candlelight Vigil, Coming Out Week and World AIDS Day. "It's a really good thing to know that there is support out there because sometimes you come across animosity towards homosexuals and transgender," member Jacquelin Powers said. "It's just really nice to know that there's such a group on campus that will always be there for you. Whether they agree with you, they'll help you the

National

with any issues and

^

'

they'll

help spread ,nv.^rene^^

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Hudson

Hail Council

Front Row: Am.iml.i Alkin^. PuMMi St.ihl, KnsUn K.iutm.inn. Su-ph.inu- In-Nti-r. Hampton and Amber Hohensee. Row 2: Dan Novell., Heather Smith, Veronica Weeder Back RoW: Matthew Bogley, Alex Oliver Katie Zenor .ind Pnan Qinnlm Allic

Bryant. She.la Vt'nght and Matt

>Focused on student living in Hudson hall >Promoted hall improvemet and organized

social

events

>Hudson Hall held an annual Mr.Hudson Competition and the Hudson Hula

Indian Student Association Front Row PuiieL-t Ana, Tamil K. Ghai, L'tkar-h Bin~,il, \'ir..Wwi KliaraJia, Sn Mayank Kapur, Siddharth Dhir. Shyam Devchoudhur\ and Shalini Wilfred. Row

Siva, 2:

Ritu Jam, Ruchira

Vishal Sethi.

Bali,

.\nkush Thakur. Viraj Kothari, .Abhijit Kunte, YashCapoor.

Back Row: Stephanie Desouza, Vamn Ajmani, Heramb Arora, Sanjiv

Aadhar Garg and Rummi Bahhra.

Govana

Prakash.

Kumar. Gaurav Sharma and Sashank

Veligati,

.Ameet Sawhney,

Israel

Peter

>Seeked to promote the culture of through wide variety of activities

India

and

>Held annual Festival of Lights celebration

International

in

its

people

the

fall

Student Organization

Front Row: Monica Marcolmo. Rieko Nonaka. Humphrey Mararo. King Kwan, Minoru Sueyoshi. Raj Shankar and Akshay Kamath. Row 2: Mohammed Naeem Zaman. Yash Capoor, Tarun K Ghai, Pooja Verma, Shyam Devchovdhury. Alisha Samuel and Rainert Wageuknecht Row 3 Stephanie Desouza, Rayan Maimani, Angela Woods. Siddharth Dhir, Utkarsh Banisal. Shalini Wilfred and Hitomi Koyama. Back RoW: Gasim Ibrahimkhan. Nizar M. Azarkane, Bavo Oludaja, Heramb Arora. Red.i ;

Ibrahimkhan. Ukpong Evo.

\'ishal Sethi

and Mavank Kapur

>Promoted better relationships among students of different cutural and ethnic backgrounds >Particiapted in the annual flag raising celebration, BRUSH and ISO Dinner

K.I.D.S. Front Row:

Janelle McNeil, Evie Baxter, Heidi Shires, Christie Colwell,

Mullenix. Katy Laswell and Dr. Krisi Alexander. Burson,

I

Amanda

Row

2:

Amanda

Abby

Baker. Oakley

Gardner, Christine Bartelson, Katie Goeser, Ashley Kempf, Melnie

Row

3 Amanda Jordan, Jennifer Overturf and Erica Dickey. Grohman, Dana Buresh, Katie Harper, Amber Gill. Pamela Baker, Meghan Denney, Rachel Amdorfer, Lesley Svoboda, Lacey Fitzgerald, Nicole Ballard and Ashley Schieber. Back Row: Stefani Askey, Rachel Thompoon, Amanda Tablet, Sheena Powley, Ashlee Cooper. Megan Fisher, Jasmine Stilson, Jordan Benson, Kristie Egan, Melissa L\isenber> and Jennifer Smith. McLain, Jeana Levsen,

Krystal

^Gathered once a month with community children in a mentoring program >Plaved a Big Brother, Big Sister Role to children

throughout the year

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K.I.D.S. by Kara

Swink

mentors

Creative Acrylic paints and construction paper

excited so

many

individuals

wanted

to

touch a

child's

life.

covered cardboard and Popsicle sticks

works of

as children created

art in

the

"The program

is

much

Sisters program. ..and

it's

like the Big Brothers,

involved with kids," Colwell

Horace

Mann Gymnasium.

offers

them someone

Big

neat to see students getting said.

"And

for kids

else to talk to besides

mom

it

or

dad." In the comer, 8-year-old

Nathan Dirks sprinkled

red glitter onto his newly assembled picture frame as "Big-Sister"

Rebecca Day worked along

side writing

"K.I.D.S." onto a piece of cinnamon-red, colored poster board.

"My favorite part big

sis' is

is

painting," Dirks said.

"And my

To keep children entertained, mentors created two with art projects on the east side of the gymnasium and designed relay races on the remaining half. During the month, mentors sent the children cards and called them once a week until they met again. craft stations lined

The

pretty fun."

organization started in 2001 by contacting

more than 60 university students who applied to become a K.I.D.S. mentor for more than 100 community children during fall 2003. With the large number of university students that applied, President Christie Colwell paired two mentors with

community parents and

each kindergarten through sixth-grade student.

"This organization

Day was one

Colwell said

of

when

student applications

the abundance of university

came

hack, she was surprised hut

inquiring

if

they would be

interested in allowing their child to attend a university sponsored outreach program.

"Since

with

it

back to

it

started parents

have been very positive

and even help us volunteer," Colwell kids.

.And

is

it's

just a great

said.

opportunity to give

neat to see the friendships that

Jev.K.p,"

K.I.D.S.

11

Front Row: Knstin l")evUn. Stephanie Swift, Sara Bomholdt, Jeremy Schmitz, Cheryl Megan Sappenfield, Jennifer McNair. Drew Dejong, Eliabeth Stehly and Rachel

Rafsky.

Pinder.

Row

2: Lori King. Meredith Forck, Li: Vostre:. Jen Healy, Stacey Shanks.

Ciemi Richeu, Jenna Deg, Katie Knobbe, Chris Belknap and Kacey Twist. Row 3: Andi Pool, Kim Wemimont, Valerie Gann. Carrie Euken, Jennifer Schultes. Michelle Stumph, Jennifer Thomas, Amanda Moore, Kelly Snihrenberg, Ashley Shatzer, Susan

Back RoW: Tarah Knudsen. Michelle Watson, Brett Ooisanl. Melinda Delamter, Erica Reynolds, Kristy In-in, Jamie Griffin. Amanda Stobbe and Laura DeLong.

Short and Cheryl Mauderly. Fisher, Lindry

Nicole Mamott,

K.J.-O.S

.

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Junior.

Jo.inna

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Newman

Center

by Cole Young

Home-cooked For

many

receive

college students, attending the

what they had longed Students at the "It's

Newman

Newman

for since leaving

Center met each Wednesday

Center ment they were able to

home.

for fellowship

and home-cooked meals.

nice to be able to go there and fellowship with other people in your Catholic faith,"

The atmosphere Wednesday

faith

Mike Wemhoff said. "The food is good too." who had done anything

nights was a very relaxed one that was aimed at not putting any pressure on those

Newman Center.

at the

Heinen said. "We don't push people to talk, hut it people want to talk, we are always there to listen. we want to push what we have going on to the people that come." Each week between 40 and 50 students enjoyed the free meals ranging from soups to barbecue beef. To pay for the meal costs, students put on various fund-raisers. "Our biggest fund-raisers were our pancake feeds," Wemhoff said. "Twice a year, we fix pancakes for the people at St. Gregory's, and they eat them after church." The group accepted free-will donations from the St. Gregory congregation, which proved to be generous to the college students. "The congregation at St. Gregory's helps us offset some of the costs that we have during the year," President Ann Gordon said. Community support also paid other projects the Newman Center participated in, including renovation of their building. "A lot of people from St. Gregory's have been involved m the Newman Center and know a lot about it," Wemhoff said. " People from the community support it and want to see it grow." St. Gregory's served as the church many of the students attended each week. "When you go to St. Gregory's on Sunday, you see everyone from the Newman Center there," Wemhoff said. The members of the Newman Center also gave back some of the good fortune they received to those not so fortunate. On alternating years, the group spent their spring break helping with Habitat for Humanity projects. Other endeavors they were "It's

a very informal time," Justin

Instead,

involved in include Trick-or-Treating for can goods and working at a soup kitchen in St. Joseph. "It's

our way of giving back," Gordon said.

"We

try

Middle Eastern Student Association Front Row: Reda Ibraliimldian, Rayan Maimalii, Abdul Raliman Al-Hagan and Gasim Ibrahimkhan. Row 2: Nizar M. Azarkane, Elzabeth A. Calton, Andy Shields and Bayo Oludaia.

^Provided university with opportunities to learn about Middle Eastern Culture. >Participated flag Raising

^

In

international Culteral

ceremony.

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Week and the annual

and help people out the same way we are helped

out."


Mortar Board ItdIU RuW.V,,ki,uL.L,uU,NUt;.,ukocUMUj., Molly Knienm.

Row

2:

Mllk-r. Nicole li.mcis,mJJ.in.n:

Came Johnson. Cara Wicse. Tarryn Uickc, Jordan Back RoW: Josh Kicinlcin. Eric Willis. Robin Sol. Ryan mlCrhvINn-

Sarah

Ptaligratt.

Starr and Michelle Stacvulolrh. I-milvPiv

I

^Recognized students for outstanding scholarship, leadership and service

>Students were required to carry a 3.0 CPA, be

in

senior

status.

Newman

Center

Front Row: Lcnelhs Santiago, MiraiiJ.i Wcificl, ]act|uelinc. Handlos. Catly Ray. Kristcn Parrish, Anne Gordon Row 2: Bridget Brown, Justin Heinen, Sarah Teubner, Emily VanBuskirk, Katie Kmobbe. Susan Hogedom and Julie Toebben Back Row: Michael Wemhoff, April Haslag. Monica Caldwell. Amanda Sanderson, David Farmer and John Brady

^^

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r^

>Served the Catholic community at the university

>Conducted Food Pantry Service Project >Sponsored weekly dinners shared by students and >Cathered for weekly meetings, Bible studies and

faculty.

discussions.

tJ^oMt Northwest Paintball Front Row: Matt Estep, Brad FuUbright. Tony Sasso and Bonnie Bisbee. Back RoW: Grant Howard. TJ McGinnis. Justin Waters. Brad Duggan and Michelle Brockman.

>Cathered to play and learn the game rules of >Participated

>Competed

in

in

paintball.

the NCPA National Collegiate Paintball Association

CPIC Great Plains Intercollegiate Conference.

National Residence Hall Honorary Front Row: Janson M. Thomas. Taylor Harness and Allison Brown. (

Row 2: Rebecca

M. Hit:. Molly Miller and Kitty Nixon. Back Row: Nickara Abbv Galbraith. T.ivU Tllohen and Tiffany .Anderson

'.nftm. Jodie

< n.k..viLh.

Pratt.

Sam

^Provided recognition and support for individuals who contributed outstanding service and leadership in the advacement of the residence hall system ^Comprised of the top 1 percent of student leaders in the residence halls.

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Northwest Women's Golf Front Row; Kathcnnc

Tomlii

Pat McUiughlin, Tiffiny Btiham

^Promoted the game of

>Competed

Err^ .inJ Laur.c Whutinston, Back Row: mie Borcyk, Kelly Kimble and Becky Justice. 1

golf at the club level for

women

golf competitions

in

Peer Education Front Row:

Li:

Wood. Ashley c;unr>igham.

Wilson, Marcella Trujillo, Renne Keeton. Mary

Joi Mosley, E.

Humphrey Maratd, Anita

Buigess and Vitginia Murr.

Row 2:

Amanda Atkins. Ktista Manme. Katy Laswell, Alicia Hill. Beth Kloewet Jodie Hit:. Anna Chifton, Daila Steward and Susan Reynolds. Row 3: Melody Huhbard, Stella Wolfe. Jessica Hilsabeck. Andtea Messick. Kera Karnes. Desirae Boye. Adrian James,

Carol Cowles and Michelle Ryan. Back RoW: Nicole Schuchmann, Bryce Lemke. Mike Mattock. Ttevor Hayes. Scott Rivera, Rebecca Day. Maeg.an Irwin

Jeftrey Foot.

and Kenneth Davis

Jr.

^Gathered weekly to promote healthy decisions for students

>Organized Alcohol Awareness Week and Sex Responsibilty

Week

Perrin Hall Council Front Row; .Amanda

Gardner. Danielle Schalk and Ashley Wittmaack.

Laura Peterson. Leslie Griswald, Sara Chamberlain and Lainey Martelle. Taras.i

Row

2;

Back RoW:

Oldridge

>Organization for

women who

lived in Perrin Hall

>Promoted improvements to the hall, organized social activities and created a cultural atmosphere within the

hall

Phillips Hall

Council

Front Row: Angela Posten. Jennifer McNair and Marsha Sam Sankovich, Alexandra Heerlein and Danielle Freemyer.

>Provided a place for students

Smyth.

living in Phillips Hall

Back Row:

to voice

their opinion

>Created ways for students to exress ideas

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hall

improvement


Student Senate by Sarah

Swedberg

Democracy voices opinions The rap of a mallet cracked against the table as the student governing body was called to order. Student Senate President Emily Dix began her presidency with

one "I

and needs.

focus: represent students, their concerns

think the best thing, this year, has been the quaUty ot student

"We have

senators that have been elected this year," Dix said.

had

a really hard

improving student

and

life

truly

making a difference

on tackling student

issues

such

as the

Northwest."

at

University students elected more than 30 leaders their efforts

just

working group of people that have dedicated to

who

focused

Northwest and

University ot Missouri merger and wrote a proposal for a student activities fee.

"My

primary goal coming in as president was to really go back to

make them our primary focus;

the students and

them

as their student

government," Dix

since

we

are serving

said.

Dix said Student Senate committed themselves to talking with students each

week

and inform them of

to hear their concerns, issues affecting

Each week, senators Dix said

all

filled

out

answer their questions

them.

"A Sense of Constituency"

student senators were required to

fill

report.

out a report by

contacting their constituents and compiling a written report of concerns, questions and issues for Senate. "It's been a great way for us to fulfill one of my missions, which was finding out what these students really care about, what are

their concerns

and how can we make

this a better

campus

for

everyone," Dix said.

Student Senate Vice President Chase Cornett said senators wanted to know what students' thought about and what

.ilways

concerns they had.

Through conversations with issue, discussed

it

as a

students, senators researched each

group and held student forums. Their end

result

through research and opinion gathering usually resulted in a

p.issed

Student Senate resolution, a Webstar vote or a referendum

that expres.sed both Student Senate

and University students' stance

on the issue. Student senators throughout the year made it a goal to repre.sent students better and to focus on what students wanted most. And if students thought Student Senate needed to improve, Dix said she

hoped students would speak. "I hope that if they feel like there is more room for improvement, which am sure that there is, that they'll come forth and let us know what we can do," Dix said. I

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Young Democrats by Valerie Berry Parddpuui^

weekly meeting o(

thtr

Young Democrats. Dust in Bixine expresses his

point

on one

of

many

political issues.

Young

Democrats worked

also

with the

community by promoting political

awamess. photo by Mri(^

progression

Political

Young Democrats offered a comfortable environment for students and community members to discuss political issues facing the country. Young Democrats ot Missouri and America, the university's chapter ot Young Democrats and community members under the age of 36. On average, 10 to 15 members attended

Artiliated with both

was open

to students

the weekly meetings to discuss political issues.

"As an organization Sexton

goes, we're pretty lax

on

rules,

requirements and memberships," President Elizabeth

said.

Young Democrats worked both on and off campus to keep students and community members politically They registered voters and served as volunteers for local candidates and officials with door-to-door

informed.

campaigns.

"We try to get people excited about things," Christine Campbell said. The organization attended different Democratic conventions around Missouri throughout political leaders, including Missouri

the year. Various

Gov. Bob Holden and Congressman Dick Gephardt, spoke

to the groups

attending the convention. Campoell said attending a convention was a good w'ay to keep motivated and see that politics could really get a person

Sexton

said

it

was important

political discussion because so

somewhere

in

life.

for the organization to provide a

students striving for a positive impact. "It viHi ^r.ind

Residence Front Row;

together, you stand a lot stronger," Sext(.)n said.

Hall Association

Christine Colwell, Olivia Barrett. Christine Blown, Heidi Shires, Beth

Kloewer, Diana Rayer, Jodie Hitz, Angela Posten, Emily Meggers, Crystal Benton and

Bobby Burke.

Row

Meghan Denney,

2:

Leanne Thurman. Abby Galbraith, Matt Hake, Crystal Tran,

Desiree Campbell, Marsha Smyth, Alexandra Heerlein, Matt Bagley

and Kristen Kaufmann.

Back Row:

Lydia Dombrowski. .\shley Wittmaack, Kari

Spinks. Kristin lackson. Brandon Stanley, lohn Crenshaw-Gardner. Danielle Freemyer,

Heather Smith. Brent Charrd'"'*^

-'nd Tar.isa Oldridi:..-

>Govemlng program for residence halls on campus Mnvolved in enacting residence hall policies, promting programs, and activites to upgrade and enhance the environment in the residence halls >Sponsored activities such as De-Dorm, the Dance-a-thon and the Maid Auction

comfortable and open environment

for

few organizations offered that. She also mentioned the importance of positive

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Student Advisory Council ItuIU RiiW:Wisll,iri,|,.hnl1,itt,hli:^,l.ÂŤl,llMrl,Row2:liryii-U-ink>-, .kuLkIku-,,

Row

Hc-idi I'atkard, Nicole Willnnm. Krystlc Smith and Brian Gladman. Back lessica BakiT and Rrandv Pirr<. Rack Row: Jasmine Stilson, K-annii- Schafcr and Bmndon Ilr,

:

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Focused on community

service and leadership

Head

>Activities included donating for Toys-for-tots,

Start Easter egg hunt and a Thanksgiving food drive

Student Ambassadors Front Row: Megan Whmen, GuUick, Heidi Shires, Shelby Reiley, Ktisten Finke,

Betsy Williams, Jodi Victot, Melissa Elliot, M,,rkne

Battels, Katri

Mattin and

Nicholas Watson, Sara Shepherd,

Bumea Cothrine.

Abby Stephetis,

Row

Kristin

2:

Jill

Helmink,

Back Row:

Chase Comett, Nate Lane, Daniel Watkins, Nathan Rivera, Carrie Johnson, Emily Dix, Ryan Lidolph, Bryan Becker and

Josh Stephenson and Taylor Tholen. Tr.iv Tysdahl,

>Assisted the Admissions Office

in

student recruitment,

conducted tours and assisted df uring Freshman >Hosted orientation, Family Day and Sneak Preview >Appplicants had to have a 2.7 CPA, three trimesters remaining and be a full-time student

Student Senate Front Row; Chase Comett, Emily Dix and Kristin Helmink. Row 2: Kamille Buttell, Sarah Barmann, Jordan Orscheln, Nick Talone, Kim Cline, Kara Ferguson, Sarah Pfahgraff and Julie Victor.

Row

3:

Jessica Hartley,

Adam

Nelson, Eric Willis, Pete

Lanfranca, Cathy Paus, Tiffany Baur, Allic Zarror and Kayli Burrell.

Matthew Moncivais, Phillip Dunn, Brandon Mosbv. Julie Toebhen and Ryan Lidolph,

Gillespie,

Back RoW: Derek

Ridder, .Abby Stephens, Katie

>Represented the governing body of the Student

Government Association >Held various activiteis including blood drives and

student forums

Young Democrats Front Row: t

:.impbell

Row

Row M

iHiM.n

Chtistine Blown,

Dan

Nowosiclski, Eli;abeth Sexton and Christy

2: Allie Zaroor, Patrick

Tb.-m:iv |oshu:i Isom,

I

Dunlap, Tiffany Gale and Matt Todd. Back vdi:. n,.ml.n.wski :md He.uher bilon.

>0f fered opportunities for involvement in activities promoted by the national Democratic Party >Held a Rock the Vote Concert and hosted various presidential representative speakers

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Gamma

Front Row: Man Xlucmcr. Nate

Rho

StlinHxlet.

(Active)

WkIucI

Hiiiricl>Âť. J.u,^mi V.111J1

Row

Jesse, C:hris Kautfman. Tyler Rolofsun. Darin Orme and Kevin Miller. Rick Aspegren, Lance Williams, jtx Parker. Brandon Schaaf, Mark Mather, Kylt Pierce, Clark Heman and Kyle McCoy. Back Row: Justin McGrath, David Gomel Jason Gregory, Mark Hungate, Lucas Carlson, Casey Finn, Tom Campbell, Dylan L H..ndU-v :mJ larretl IVrriest.

Shannon 2:

>Social/profGssional fraternity for

men

interested

in

agriculture >Activites included working with Habitat for Humanity, their philanthropy

and trash pick-up

Alpha Front Row: Brad Dougherty.

Row

2:

Gamma

Ashley James. Adam Sandahl, Bradley Trede and Eric Ryan Jungers, Chris Newton, Greg Grotjan. Gary Reichel. Joe

Bristle,

Esther and Justin Schroeder.

Clint

Rho (Pledges)

McCrea and Adam

Back RoW: Adam

J.

Wilmes. Seth Tyxe. Jack Green.

Carlson.

Alpha Sigma Alpha (Active) Front Row:

Kr>stin StubblcUeld. Lindsey Miller.

Gina Tominia.

Row

Megan Prescott. Erin Knotts and Martha Seim. Lindsey Knight. Christi Thoni. Stacy Viditto. Kim Simon. Kelly Peterson. Shelby Bartels. Jamie Knierim and Amy Vetter. Row' 3: .^my Smith, Michelle Eischeid. Abby Stephens. Elizabeth Sheek, Daley Dodd. Mary Verbeck. Lindsey Henning. .Amv Zuk, Amy EsT^er. Nicole Bowers. Rebecca Crane, Jamie McLaughlin and Lisa Kelley. Back Row: Amy Stonum. Jill Reiley. Leslie Wilkinson, Erica Heekmann, Colleen 2: Kristie Hurt,

Rachael Chase. Megan Whitten.

Enn Schaper.

Cronin, Tiffany Fixter, Stephanie Ridens, Stacey Salisbury, Lindsay Wittstruck. Melissa Worlev, Kelsic Sis. McCarren Delanev and HolK Grefe.

aimed toward growth

>Social sorority that spiritual

and

social

>Philanthropies included the

S.

physical, intellectual,

June Smith Center and

Special Olympics

^Celebrated

its

75th anniversary

Alpha

Sigma Alpha

(Pledges)

Front Row: Alyssa Hansen, Stephanie Trester, Kamille Bunell, Sarah Zimmerschied and Kara Groves. Row 2: Kayli Burrell, Amanda Miller, Erin Roberson and Jana. Gardner Back Row; Hailey Compton, Callie Zevecke, Amanda Maron, Jennifer Magel and Biandi Price.

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Compton (right) anJ

Alpha Sigma Alpha by

Megan Heuer

SiJccv Salisbur>tU-tr)kxikat p.i>t

scrapbooks

Alpha Sigma Alpha at thetr ot

Reign of excellence

75th

anmversan. The

Alphas national

Elegant place settings of red and white covered the

prcMJent spoke at

the

tables as

alumnae and current members stood in the the Alpha Sigma Alpha creed.

Union Ballroom to recite

In celebration ot the 75th anniversar\- of the Phi Phi Chapter,

87 Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority members,

alumnae,

as well as

gathered together for an eventful evening. National President

Marianne Busch-BuUock and three other national the chapter with the

officers presented

Crown of Excellence for the first time

in

more

than a decade. "It's

wonderful,

"

hard work has paid

To earn

Colleen Cronin

Crown

the

said. "It

shows how much our

off."

of Excellence, sororities were judged in the

areas of scholastic achievement, finances, officer efficiency,

member

retention and philanthropy. Last year, the Alphas held a cumulative

1

vl9 GPA, had enough finances to donate $5,000, met quota for iJ week and completed nearly 5,000 hours of service projects. .Alpha members volunteered their time to local nursing homes.

Kids

Komer and worked with the mentally handicapped. On a larger

scale,

the .Alphas gave to the S. June Smith Center, a children's

hospital with a

wing nationally known

for

Alpha donations. Also,

the Phi Phi chapter co-sponsered a track meet for

Olympic

At the

all

Missouri

meet they served as event coordinators, special assistants for the athletes and Special

participants.

track

administered each event. .After

running the Special Olympics track meet with the Alphas,

member Mary Lenzen

believed hours ot senice paid off because of

what she gained while working with the handicapped. "You gain a whole insight about their characteristics and personality," Lenzen said. "They have the most positive attitudes

and

are so thankful for everything.

It

makes you thankful

for

what

you have." Earning the

Crown

generations of Alphas.

of Excellence had been in the minds of

The

last

time the award was given to the

Phi Phi chapter was more than a decade ago in 1992. Former President

Megan

Prescott

met with

advisers

and decided what

needed to be done to move beyond 10 consecutive years of earning the Four Star Chapter award. By setting goals and following through the Phi Phi chapter proved it obtainable.

New members

spoke of the higher expectations coming into a

an honor. Kamille and Kali Burrell, twin and stepdaughter of a former Alpha, said they were excited and worked to contribute all they could. Current members presented a skit about the decades past reminding alumnae of the days when tuition was only $2.75 a week sorority that earned such sisters

at the uni\ersity.

The

Phi Phi Chapter began in 1928 with

Wilma Wilson Sharp. Crown of

After 75 years of existence and being awarded the

Excellence the chapter had proven to exceed the

minimum

requirements and enjoyed giving to the community. "Phi Phi

is

based around our four aims: spiritual, intellectual,

physical and social," President Kristin Stubblefield said.

incorporate these aims into our everyday

help Phi Phi develop

lives.

women of poise and

^rr>Ua Sfc

"We try

to

All of these aspects

purpose."

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Delta

Sigma Theta

by Jessica Tasler

and Jessica Schmidt

Ressurected service second

Piles of donated clothes arrived to the

Student Union as members of Delta Sigma Theta aimed to emphasize their purpose.

paperwork director.

floor of the

basically guided us step-by-step through the process."

Kassim and others had interest in reactivating Delta Sigma Theta because of "1

community

its

wanted

work and the wonderful experience you get from

Haney

said.

clothing drive Jan. 12-31. During that time, students had the

meetings. Interested

no longer wore

to help Delta

Sigma Theta's cause. The donated clothes went to Maryville's Family Center and shelters in Kansas City.

Honoring

their public service foundation, the

Sigma Theta hoped

to

"The clothing drive serving others and not

make is

just

women

ot Delta

the clothing drive an annual event.

ourselves," Cothrine said.

"It's

Recruitment

why we were

it,"

Astra

Delta Sigma Theta was highly selective. Rush trimester, beginning with informative

women had

to meet membership requirements even be considered. From there, interviews were held and members were selected. Membership requirements included having

to

a

high grade point average and past community service

involvement. According to Kassim, the sorority exemplified dignity pride.

"(Deltas) are very well-known in the African

community

as

one of the top

sororities,"

Kassim

American

said.

Following the reactivation, Delta Sigma Theta organized the clothing drive and similar events to accentuate their public service

years ago, the process began to reactivate the sorority.

Horace

"We

sent letters to the national headquarters to ask to reactivate said.

"We had

to

till

out

design.

"We do

work at the crisis center, volunteer at have a 'Crimson and Creme Scholarship Pagent,'" Cothrine said. "While other sororities have a philanthropy, we are a philanthropy." a

book

\

Scott Gnftm, Josh Welch. Zach Edwards, Vinny Giambrone, David

Burroughs, Brett Weipert. Jake Alcer^on. Alan Hargreaves and Eric Mills.

Jake Kite, Dakota Glasscock, Bradley, Kurt

Hugo

Row

2:

Ortiz. Jordan Clark, Brett Stauffer, Eric Koehler,

Koenig and Daniel Brendle. Back RoW: Phelan J. Fujen, Btent Mike McMurtrey, Paul Combs. Justin Winter. Zach

Vogt, David Barth, Joe Ramsey,

McCappin and Daniel Whitacre.

>Provided an environment for intellectual growth and character development >Pride themselves on their

community

philanthropy and academics

service,

drive,

Mann and

Delta Chi (Actives)

C^A

prestige.

The historically African- American sorority was reactivated March 23, 2003, after a 24-year hiatus. The original chapter left the university in 1979 after all of the active members graduated. Two

our chapter," President Kamaria Kassim

^

for

was held during the spring

and

another confirmation of what we do,

founded."

z?s-

its

service

Crisis Center, Ministry

Dan

service emphasis as well as

to be part of a black sorority because of the public

"Delta Sigma Theta is strictly a public service sorority. When we do public service, we don't look at it as merit. It's just what we do," Bume'a Cothrine said. Six Delta Sigma Theta members, including Cothrine, held a

opportunity to drop off any clothes they

Front Row:

them. Then, we were contacted by our regional

for

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Uutherv. Paul Zunmcr, Ryan Murrhcy. trie Harb.n, Jordan Benson. Hen Kamc-y and

Nick Rosenthal. Row 2: Tyler Mapel. Dillon Murray, Bradley Scrossm-s. Mike Lindvall, Matt Lippincott. Ty Cravens, Roman Mintum and Phil Arreguin. Back RoW; Jeff Rix, Christopher Dutkanic:, Danny Potthoff. Kyle Brant, Adam Manus, Jeremy Bachmann, Matt Robb and Matt Peterson.

Delta

Sigma

Phi

Front Row: Terry,

Joe WenJl. N.ck Kiot;, Chris EmiÂťon. Jake Moore, Jo PatLivina. Daniel and Ben Fiedler, Row 2: Ryan Schlotfeld, Lee Dishman, Eric Hathaway, Nik Ben Ditsch and Jeremy Home. Back Row; Ethan .^d;iinb. Troy Gibson,

Jr.

Hargis.

Michael Stanek, Kyle Perino and Trevor Hem.

VKnown

as the Fraternity of Engineered Leadership

>Promoted a strong sense of friendship, leadership and community serive throughout the year ^Sponsored the David

F.

Delta Front Row: Nickara .Astra

Pratt,

Payton Softball

Classic

Sigma Theta

Jeneen Beakers.

Kamana

Kassim, Bume'a

Cothnne and

Haney.

>Reinstated African-American sorority prides themsleves on

community

service and leadership >Organized activites such as Development Week, Economic

Week and

International

Awareness Week


Delta Zeta Thompson

by Kerry

Parental escape Legos and cookies, while tiny feet trax'eled from tables to toys in search ot something to play with. Quietly in the background, Mom and Dad tried to sneak out the door, ready for a night of freedom.

Small hands grabbed

for

Delta Zeta pledges ottered Free Childcare for Protessors Jan. 16 at the Student Union.

According

to Philanthropy

Chair Heather Wynn, Delta Zeta

sponsored the event to give professors a night

off.

Delta Zeta

Deltas thought about offering the service again in the future.

Not only

did the parents benefit from the free childcare but

the pledge class was able to

Natalie.

service.

and

it's

nice to have a night out with triends with no worries, tree,"

Robin

Front Row: Mike McMunrey,

CliiforJ Owings,

Stephen Ten> and Josh Klcinlc

^Governing body for the men's national Creek organziations which fostered interf raternlty relations and assisted the college chapter of the National Interf raternity Council

^Participated

in

Make

a

Wish Foundation and

MCCA MidAmerican Creek

Council Association

Kappa Kappa

Psi

Front Row: Rachelle Wright, Mlissa Elliott, Julie Knapp. Emily Heisterkamp, Nicholas Ross, Jamie Swan, Elisa Adkison and Kristopher Goodall. Row 2: Amanda Miller, A Laina Beckwith, Jennifer Wells, Victor Chininin Buele, Jami Longenecker, Jana Lienemann, Tara Epperson, Michelle Marquis and Brooke Dake. 3: Eric Lopata, Anthony Gome:, Kent Pierpoint, Samara Shoults, Mandy Bengtson, Krysten Miller, Sabrina Nemyer, Charlotte Jorgensen and Catherine Dinviile. Back RoW: Braya Hicks. Jared Kirk, Elgin Smith, Tom Brockman, Carrie Shuck, Rusty Ethridge, Brett Kisker. Jennifer Cameron. Jamie Witt and Emily VanBuskirk.

Row

>Honored outstanding band members through membership

privilege of

>Recognized at the National Level for being an outstanding chapter

fulfill

three hours of their

community

service hours.

"1

Delta Zeta sistei Rachel

Schumacher watches

Reese Bickford play with

Legos

community was

a great

think they gain more respect for the community by helping

Megan

Bernhardt, former philanthropy chair

said.

at

hL*

the

Delta Zeta

babysining day.

The

sororit>'

offered the

program

as

part of their

community service

hours.

Delta's agreed that helping out the

other people,"

said.

Inter-Fraternity Council

4"

wanted to play and eat crackers. "It went over really well. A problem we will fix next time is not doing it after a big break. We needed more time to get the word out," Wynn said. Heather Wynn said since the event took place the first weekend back from winter break, more time was needed to publicize the event. Only three children attended, but the

planned coloring, movies and snacks. University employees John and Robin Gallaher took advantage of the free service by taking their 2-year-old daughter, "It's

jw

The 2003 Delta Zeta pledge class created an inviting atmosphere. Natalie didn't seem to have any qualms about leaving Mom and Dad and exploring the room. She said she

In

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RoW

2:

Timolhy

Park, Jake Ocrnctts, Tristan Rains, Aaron Todd, Timothy Kitzing, Joshua D. Royeton, David Carr and John Koffman. Back RoW: Ben Watts, Mike Long, Ben S,I„T,T I,m,-R.|.-v P.-nS„,n. v.vrl Hr..wn, Piiil '^h.-rht-rl in K,-v,n Port-n I

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on brotherhood through various

> Fraternity built

>Sponsored Dreamgirl and participated

in

activities.

intramurals

Order of Omega Front Row: Sarah Ptalt.-grafl'. LinJsa> Neimeycr. .Mm Han>en. KccK Bums, Kim Hermreck. Kari Frerking, Jamie Knierim, Kr>'stin Stuhblefield. Jodi Victor, Sarah Barmann and Megan Thole. Row 2; Amy Meyer. .Amber Blanchard, Juhe Victor, Tammy Kratels, Molly Miller, Nicole Bowers, Josh Klamein, .'Kdam Otte, Becky Wand and Marlene Gullich. Back Row: Michelle Eischeid. Anne Koerten, Chad Baudoin, Emilv Dix, Ben York, Jake Kite, Chase Crnetr. Eric Kncitts. LinJsav Wittstruck. R..hin jol .md Timn Pickc

^National honorary for

men and women

in

Creek fraternities

and sororities

>Sponsored pumpkin/watermelon fest and BANC, Becoming a New Creek

Phi

Mu

(Actives)

Front Row: Shannon ReKm, .Megan McClain,

Lindsev Niemcyer, Becky

W ,inJ,

Marsha Brow, Molly Gianchino, Julie Victor, Stacy Hotovy, Jessa Spainhower, Courtney La Frent:, Kim Hill and Mar\- Moser. Row 2: Cassidy Firebaugh, Knsten Helminfc, Sa&ser. Enn Drummond, Jackie Foy, Jamie Pollock, Nicole Orrell, Erin Lundergan, Heather Ingram. Heather Tillman. Shawn Logston and Natalie Blanchard. 3: Ptaltzgraff, .Amanda Root, Shannon Randall, Lesley Svoboda, Tiflanv Baur, Tiffiany

Brooke

Row

Sarah

Cnner, Carla Keller, Kate Fehnng, Melissa Lawson, Ntandy McDaniel, Moira Aaron and .Amber Blanchard. Back RoW: jess Irlmeier, Emily DL\, Chnstina Funk, .Aussia Neville. Abby Disselhoff. Rachel Livengood, Summer Craddick, Sarah Meyer, Stach Theulen. Lvndsai Melton. Kat\ Otte, Jessie Cooper and Kim DaLell.

>Social sorority for

>Co-sponsored

a

women

blood drive

Phi

Mu

(Pledges)

Front Row: Mana Mende:,

Lindsay Pmney. Colene Flaner>-. Jenna Link, Lindsay 2: Lindsay Fergustm. Michelle Baireca. Theresa Posay, Tianna McGrow, Melissa Lyons and Courtney Knecht. Back Row; Lauren Megan Matthews. Dani Snodgrass, janelle Logan. Ashley Hill and Keejet Gehit-

H^Terth and Denise Rose.

Row

Lori Agee, Bert.

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Phi

Sigma Kappa

(Active)

hrOIK RoW; M.itliKu M.MUiv.u>. A, iron w ilvii, kn~l.uirk\, Nuk >clinu-lt;. Aivh 2: Nathan W>x*JlanJ. Johns^m, Chns Owen. Nathan Rapr and Rohin Siil. Nicholas Watson. Adam Lybatjcr James Sondag. Shednck Gollady, .'\dain P. Einier. 3: Shota Kawano. Nick Waldo. Ben York. Michael L. DeGraaland Zackary Hull.

^

^

^

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J.

Row

Row

Mike

Blair.

David Stevens,

Dam

Woodland, Derek Gillespie and James Peeper.

>Based on promoting brotherhood, developing character and stimulating scholarship >To qualify, men had to have a 2.0 CPA, be approved by the active chapter members

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Phi

Sigma Kappa by Janea

Phillip

Dedication pays A

off

leader emerged and challenged his

brothers to follow his example to better the

and

ceniimiinity

university.

"IXi unto others as you

Epsilon

would have them do unto you." The

Nu Chapter of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity applied the

Golden Rule rhi Sigma

work throughout last year. Kappa abided hy this motto in order to hard

to receive

the university's "2003 Fraternity of the Year" award. Based

on Greek Week, academics and their philanthropy and community service, Phi Sigma Kappa accepted the award for the first time. "We had 12 phenomenal leaders this past year, and it will their participation in

Homecoming

be hard to replace them," active

Over the

activities,

member

uiitiatives to better serve the university

"Our

fraternity

is

Scott Hill said.

changed the goals and

years, the fraternity

in the business of

and community. making better men,"

President Logan Lightfoot said. In addition to the university award, the national headquarters ot

Phi Sigma Kappa recognized Epsilon

Chapter

of the

Nu

as

Outstanding

Year for the third consecutn'e year.

Along with group achievements, Lightfoot received of the Year at a national convention in Georgia. first

to receive the award in university Epsilon

"It

was a big surprise but an honor

chapter to be chosen," Robin Sol

The

community

Nu

the

history.

someone from our

said.

judges based their criteria

achievement,

for

Man

He was

on

Lightfoot's scholastic

service

and

university

accomplishments.

"Through my dedication system,

I

my

feel that

to

my fraternity as well as the Greek

impact has been able to reach many,"

Lightfoot said.

Amongst

his various roles

on campus and

Kappa, he also organized various community

in

Phi Sigma

ser%'ice events.

Lightfoot provided an example for his fraternity brothers to

emulate.

"A successful student leader sets himself apart by

the selfless

choices that he makes, the time that he spends doing nothing but listening and the decisions that he makes expecting nothing in return,"

Logan

v.ud.

Sigma Kappa

(Actives)

Front Row; Hauna Mitchell, .Mljon B\cr^, .\l.in H.mÂťcn, Sar.ih Sux-Jburg. Kallc Kiwhbe. lodi Rnhinsim. Cr>-stal Leonard. MinJen Schoknecht, Kristina Russell, Kim Cline, Megan .

Th,.le. L.: Vostre:

and

Jill

.'Kwny.

Row

2;

Jam.e

R,.lxTts,

Catherine Fleming, Jenna Dey,

Washam, Stacey Shanks, Michelle Russell. Keely Bums, Rachael Weller. Jamie McDermutt, .Amanda Fichtner, Sherry Buwen. Jen Healy and Molly Miller Row 3: Stephanie Noble. Kristen Finke, Kelsee Guest. Kelly Hucke. Elizabeth Vaman. Jenny Briuiker, Lindsay

Kerry Kimbrough. Alicia Eisaman. Jennifer Mains, Stephanie Doolittle, Kyla Foiaker. Jenny Zebley and Megan EUwanger Back RoW: Sarah Cole, Katie Carrcr, Laura Spiegel. Kalee Shewell. Jackie Palmer. Cietra Richey, Desiree Campbell,

Meghan

ITennev. Kiley Willis,

lamic .\lbright. .Anne Kuerten. Julie Hiatt, bici King and Jessica Scheuler

>Strived for high standards of achievement and

made

a

constructive contribution to the community

"Received second place for their Homecoming

skit

and top

CPA for 2003.

f^U; ,Sr<

fy

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Sigma Kappa

(Pledges)

Front Row: AltxanJra Hampun\. Grcu Bantu, Stcphanit- Kilpatrick. Mcfjaii McMurphcy, Megan Sappenfield and Lauren Suarc:. Row 2: Crystal Tran, CassnBarlow. Amanda Hays, Wendi Ncvels, Ashlee Freeman and Erika Saito. Back Row Eliaibeth Comes, Jennifer Williams. Tabitha Biermann. Jessica Schmidt. Kithri-n Brown and Andrea Garcia.

Sigma Sigma Sigma

(Actives)

Front Row:

Lisa UiUiovanni, L5anielle Patee-Mernll. Sarah Barmann. Krystle McCarthy, Katie Shaffer, Jodi Victor. Jill Webster, Suzanne Pritchard. Kerry Thompson 2: Hayley Leopard. Katie Mead. Faline Rickerson. Kayla and Melissa Nidiver. Fuller. Nicole Goldstein. Stephanie Geiss, Sarah Colter. Clarissa Palmer. Meggie F McConnell. Cassi Vorthmaiur and Falohn Webb. Row 3: Lauren Schaefer. Kristi Cuda. Julie Lawson. Kim Odegard.. Kalyn Carpenter. .Amelia Helherg. Ashley Rickerson.

Row

Suzanne Schuckman. Shannon Mark and Barbie Bishop. Back RoW: Alexis Hart. Cara Thomson. JuUe Sitth. Julie Garrett. Melissa Wilke. Jennifer Davis, Stella Wolfe. Leah Henderson and Erica Gutelius,

>Took pride in community service, promoted high scolastic achievement and participated in functions with other Creel<letter organizations

^Sponsored annual

S.O.S Wall<

and name brand clothing

Sigma Society Front Row: Kathryn ^'airand. Mar> Hofpar and Lindsey Lowrey.

E. Burgess.

sale

(Actives) Sarah Beggs, Cortnee VoUers.

Cameo

Row 2: Cayla Blunk. Nicole Baxley. Megan Leif. Shannon Hoakison. Erin Muldoon and Rachel Neil. Row 3:

Ziegler. Katie Peterson. Valerie

Anitra Genner. Michelle Harris. Lacie Henke. .^fton Bull. Machelle Snow. Holly Miller. Rachel Long. Kara Hegner and L\Tidsey Hickman. Back Row: Sierra Hedrick. Nikki Mullins, Laura Haney,

Autumn Sparks. Amy Manon

Teutsch. Erin Pontow. Tiftany Ostroski,

Emily Detimer and JoArm

community and university Show and pet-therapy

>Providecl service for the

>Sponsored

a Bridal

Sigma Society

(Pledges)

Front Row: Anita Wilson, Sara Boulter. Stephanie Malter. Melissa Timmemian. Cindy 2: Erin McCultough, Jessica Eagan. Ashley Jackson, Lindsey Dixon. Anna Comeau. Jaquie Gray and Knstina Olms. Back RoW: Tricia Hepperman. Lindsey Davisson. Desirae Boye. Bnttanie Kraus. Data Whipple. Elizabeth Carver and Terri Gevlach. Campbell, Krista Martine and Sarah Johnson.

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Row


Kappa Kappa by Stephanie

Psi

McCoy

Intune services Tcitin^;

trumpets and trombones, Kappa Kappa

Psi wasn't the typical

Greek organization.

Since 1991, Kappa Delta, the university chapter of Kappa Kappi Psi,

proved an exemplary chapter after being named No.

1

in the-

country.

Kappa Kappa

Psi

went coed and boasted more than 4,000 active many alumni and faculty. The

brothers in six districts as well as university's chapter consisted of

40 active members.

Kappa Kappa

Director of Bands Alfred Sergei believed the activities Kappa

that

we choose

to

do

are

all

Psi

was founded

as

an honorary band fraternity

State University in 1919.

The

service oriented,

either to our specific college band, college bands in general and

expression and good will

Kappa

among bands and

their

members.

stressed the importance of staying active in

younger students by sponsoring a junior high band

then, in a larger envelope, bands," Sergei said.

directors,

band banquet.

those individuals as well as the organization as a whole.

"This past

fall,

we contacted

area high school bands, and

we

on Friday and

traveled to those schools

played with their pep band during the game," Vice President for

members of Kappa Kappa

would

Psi

become

also

Many band

future

and learning to interact with students was beneficial

President of Kappa

Kappa

Psi

High school students compete

at

the Four

band to

festival.

The scope of activities Kappa covered included giving free lessons to students who couldn't afford them and organizing the annual

nights, during football season,

at

organization's founders

sought to create a group that would strive for greater understanding,

participated in reflected the purpose of the organization.

"The kind of projects

Oklahoma

for

State

Honor

Music Festival.

Kappa Kappa

Psi

sponsored students

Nicholas Ross saw the camaraderie

from Kansas,

as being very "I

important to the organization.

got involved in

Kappa because of the

Iowa,

service

we

prtjvide to

Membership Julie Knapp said. "It was fun to see the younger students band as well as the appreciation they had

the bands," Ross said. "Others join because they see what

get involved with their

through our service and want to be a part of

fur the K.ippas."

close brotherhood

we do

Nebraska and Missouri.

we have and want

Front Row: Bridnne Ernilie Polley.

Also, they see the

photo hy Mike

that."

Tau and

it.

Phi Upsilon

Knilans, Emily Murr, SanJi Winecoft, Sasi Simon, Callie

Row

2: Jennifer Jorgensen. Virginia Herbert.

and Amanda Starkey. Back Mclanif Lyon and Sarah Schnakenberg. Kristie Strtichy

RoW:

Coleman

Maggie Robinson, Andrea Stelle.

Erin Frederick,

>Social Creek-letter sorority that strived for

academic excellence, sisterhood and community Involvement >Participated in Family Day and donated to the food pantry

Tau Kappa Epsilon Front Row: Chad Stearman, Nicholas Greenhagen, Anthony Medina,

Jeff Zeller

and

Row 2: Tobby Craig, Dana Dill, Edwin Vega, Taft Bumes. Chris Holder, Damien Orammatico and Robert Hendrix. Row 3: Ryan Castle. Brandon Juon, Alex Oliver, James Conn, Ja.son Mehrhoff and Marconi Lopez. Back RoW: Brett White, losh Woodke, Eric Hunt, Ross Crouch, Adam Hunt, Aaron Hunter and Wayne Hull. L3erek Smith.

>Participated

in

Adopt-a-family

>Celebrated their 50th Anniversary

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Accounting Society Frimt Row: N.kki

Muiiins .inj

,McU-,l,,n li.Kkl;

hii:

Shaun Carpenter and Steve Ludwtg

>A student group made up of accountingorswowadtlnedre about the profession. >The society sponsored their annual Volunteer Income TAX Assistance program for low-income families and the eldery.

Adink Fr.mt Row: Amanda

Fra:ier.

Jolene Fotiadis. )enn.tcr Ca.adv, t:hristine CJraKnvski.

MeliÂťa Lance, Megan Lantis and Megan Keteman. Row 2: Angela Bramlage, Sean Berger. Julie Lawson, Arren Connot, Hitomi Koyama, Jamie Tindall. Lindsey Arthur, Grant Parman, Ryan Daniel and Pam Marticke. Row 3: Fred Lamer, Jacquie Lamer, Berry, Megan Heuer, Brj .\manda Beii Vale Stacy Neibling, .^nne Gordo ,d Christopher ,^ndregg. 3n McCoy, Lesle Strunk, Jessica Cooper, Can Bredehoeft. April Haslag, Ph.! Joel Yeldell, / Back Row: Shota Kawa ch, Michael Wells, Danny Bums .sh Collins, Colli Reinking, Brent Chappelow and AUie Zaroora. ,

>Provided and promoted a better understanding of advertising values and functions

>Focused on internship opportunities and planned

trips to

tour agencies

Ag Ambassadors Front Row: Jenniler Jensen,

L^hrissv

Cuminjk

.ind M.irci \Xeis.

Back RoW-

TvL

Rolofson and Jason Vandivort.

>Responsible for promoting the university and the

department >Participated

in

state and national FFA conventions

Agliculture Club Travis Foreman, Billy Coftey, Tammy Bmnkhorst, Lance Williams and Mitchell Evans.

Front Row:

Krcifels, Jenniler Jensen, R:inJ.i

Row

2:

Jammi Van

Laar,

Brandy

Workman and Ryan Pauley. Row 3: Jack Amanda Bohaunon. Nicole Lut:, Kim Wcis,

Ragar, Gary Reichel, Emily Meggers, Ashley

Green, Nathan Baldwin. Shannon Jesse, Joe Esther, Lacy Fnednch and Jenny Terrell.

Row 4: Jake Vossenkemper, Nick Minssen, Adam Wilmes, John Scurlock and Eric Hogan. Back RoW: Eric Hoffman, Charlie Reece, Rebecca Day, Tommy Campbell. Jason Gregory. David Gomel, Kyle Easley, Drew Lock, Bradley Trede and

Chris Cadle, Nicole Pillion, Cara Wiese, Jon Burmeister,

Adam

Carlson.

>Focused interest

in

agriculture

^Sponsored Hay Rides and barnwarming dances.

>//</

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Ag Ambassadors by Valerie Berry

Responsible actions A

ytning

woman

helteJ out Aretha Franklin 's "R'E'S'P'E'C'T" with the assistance

of a balding man's backup vocals and a middle -aged female dancer, bringing

humor

to

the somber issue of sexual responsibility. R^.^pect

was the key concept discussed

Union BallrDom.

The

at

the "Respect Fiiriim" in the Studeni

discussion hcfjan Sexual Awareness

Week

act

nines

ponsored by Peer Education.

"ResponsihiUty and respectinf; rekitionships reLitionships,"

We

is

one

of

the foundations of

Empk^yee of the University Health Center Mike Maddock

said.

view this as beinf^ one part of the contribution to communication on campus

as students

go through their growth."

Communication Roy Schwart:man

di.scussed the rules of

conflict in relationships by discouraging the audience from

blaming themselves

Associate Professor of

and to look "If

at

the situation objectively.

you run from the

Jifferences,"

conflicts, you'll

Schwartiman

never get away from them and face

said.

Assistant to the President

Angel Harris-Lewis discussed the

legal points of sexual

responsibility regarding consent.

"There's

no imaginary

line in the .sex

game

that

once you pass

it

you can't say

no," Harris-Lewis said. In order for legal consent, both parties must

know what they were consenting

to

oluntarily, Harris-Lewis said.

Sexual Awareness

Week offered several opportunities for students to

learn about

sexual responsibility. "If

you're

gonna play, talk first" was one motivational message Assistant Director Care Virginia Murr initiated to the students. Question stations,

of Uni\'ersity Health

miniature sports, information tables and skits were activities students competed in

throughout the week to win

prizes,

candy and

responsibility.

"Instead ot running around just handing out condoms,

underlying issues," Murr

said.

"If there's

we need

no communication,

to address the

there's

no

respect."

Ag

Council

Front Row: Shannon Jesse, Jason Vandivort and Rick Aspegren, Clarlc Camphell,

Erica Scott.

Row 2: L^cy Fnednch,

Heman and Clint McCrea. Back RoW: Lane Meyer and Tom

>Sponsored Ag Council Banquet, FFA Contests and benefit supper

a

Agronomy Club Front Row; Colleen

Row 2 and

:

Tom

(.l|>en.

Shannon Shmem.in,

Matt Schreiner, David Gomel and

Ricic

Jenniter Ellis

Aspegren.

and Tyler Mason. Nick Deimeke

Back RoW:

Campbell.

>Open to

all

production,

students Interested the science of crop management and environmental protection

soil

>lnvolved with plant and

soli

mount

slides

>attended regional and national SAS-ASA conventions

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^


Mu Gamma/Phi Sigma

Alpha Front Row;

lota

Inilimco Mjrmic; Doudna, Malinda Bartholow, Anitra Gcrmer, Sasha Homer.

M.ir> lViÂťui>n. Nk-^.m KiHTtiMiiaii. Dr. Louise Horner.

and Juan

birrea.

EckMi-.ri,

IVcm

Back RoW:

Lis;i

l-l.apix-K.w ,,nd Cli.innniR

>Foreign language honor socities

>Sponsored Fiesta de Culturas

Alpha Front Row:

in

February

Omega

Josh Kleinlein, Sarah Baumgarcner and Sara Young.

Oludaja. Jodi Vicror, Julie Victor, Krvstin StubWefield.

Row

1:

Bayo

Back Row: Matthew Moncivais

and Ben York.

>Designed to stimulate

spiritual

growth among Creeks

>Held weekly Bible studies and social events

Alpha Psi Front Row:

Omega

Panela Leung, Re.J Kirchhoff and R:uidy Tilk

vproduced

children's

show

entitled "The Imagination Station"

Alpha Tau Alpha Front Row: Stephanie Schumer,

Row

Jennifer Kleeschulte and Rob Pangbum. Laveda Brovles. Jessica Basinger, Elizabeth Harashe and Kyle Dignan. Back Cara Wiese. Matthew .\. Lundr\' and Matt Schnier.

2:

RoW:

>Promoted professional improvements and leadership development of agricultural education majors >Participated in the Midway Conference

S^

2'/.

-o.

,toP

t%


Adink by

Megan Heuer and

In

an AdInk

meetini;,

Nikki Noble

Jacquic-

Lamer

directs studenti

on what kind of approaches to take for a advertising

Competitive

campain

for the

state of Florida.

Members practiced

developing ads

campaign Creativity flowed in a

and building portfolios, photo bj Uike Lh)e

room

filled

with overwhelmed minds and research material. As the on the whiteboard to practice what would soon

adviser stood back, students displayed ideas

become

their everyday With

a

life.

membership of nearly

50, the three-year-old advertising cluh

Adlnk

ottered guest speakers, trips to advertising agencies, professional help in

preparing portfolios and innumerable internship opportunities.

"Student professional organizations like Adlnk, because

it

allows the serious student the opportunity to apply not only the stuff they learned in the

classrooms and laboratories hut also collect insights from professionals," adviser Fred Lamer said.

Members of Adlnk After competing

received a unique experience by competing in the

last year,

the small group of competitors realized

American Advertising

how much work

it

Federation's National Student Advertising Competition.

was to be

in advertising.

team was assigned to work for VISIT FLORIDA and spent the year researching various options to produce the most effective campaign. Once the research was completed, the team thought of concepts for the look and feel of the campaign to apply to their completed ads. In the competition, each team was assigned a client to prepare an ad campaign

for.

The

university

Senior Brant Miller estimated he spent between eight to 10 hours a week in research and the 20-person team spent around 200 hours. "It's

a lot of work, but

The team

it's

really exciting," Miller said.

created a multimedia ad campaign including ads for TV, radio, magazines and billboards. Judges at the district competition, in Sioux City,

Iowa, judged presentations by overall quality of the presentation, factual backup, slogan and

who won

at districts

progressed to the national level, and winners at nationals

Although, the university team placed

at

won

why

the team chose the particular target audience.

Teams

the opportunity to do the ad campaign for their prospective clients.

the bottom of the charts but the experience gave them an idea of what to improve on.

A special studies class opened to help participants be more organized and better prepare fot fall trimester. The class had 20 students who met twice a week. Advertising major "It

was hard work, but

it

Anne Gordon was also a

said

some days it was like a regular class and other days they had Gordon said. "1 leave here and I'm really excited because

lot of fun,"

visual aids it's

what

and presentations.

I'll

be doing in the real world."

American Association of Family and Consumaer Sciences Front Row: Angela Muc:, Stephanie

Hoakison, Jill Stiens and Katie Euler, Kristie Strueby. Melanie Lyon, Angela Bnggs, Emilv Dettmer, Meredith Forck, Anna Nabors, All.son Kahrc, Claudia Gladstone, Heather Dennis and Marf Reil Peterson

Row

2: Christina Minor,

Hali Sedlak and Nicole

Meinke

Biral. Valerie

Karamaneh

Back Row:

^Promoted the professional development of college students Interested

in

the Family and

Consumer Science Department >Partlcipated

In

Operation Christmas Child and

WIM conference

American Association

of

Petroleum Geologists Iront Row.

Row

2:

Collins.

.-Xshley Eickhotf, Diana Schnarrenherger and Danielle Pattee-Memll. Brandon Robmett, Andrea Harrelson, Angela Van Boening and Rachael Lavne Britton. Joey Rosenfelder and Nathan Bilk.

Back Row:

>Sponsored >Took

a rock

fleldtrips

and book

and

sale

visited national conventions.

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American Marketing Association lilt Row. .\kL:,ir<.ii Vl.inc\, Mcl.^a MvQuccii, N.u.;»lw ik-.njlicii .mJ niluin B.ii Ri.nv2 U-nnittT Smith, Kristin Helmink, Keri FairchiUl, Megan Prescott and Mcll^ nu-i-nkTV Back Row. Skvl.ir Roll, Emily Dix, K.«ic Tnrr anJ Nick T.ilonc,

Frt

I

>Helped members obtain a greater understanding and appreciation of marl<eting

sl<ills

>Hosted speal<ers to discuss the marl<eting world


Cultural by

Exchange Club

[X-idra BriJt^er (left)

Megan Heuer

,,.,J K^iriis;.

li,..kill(nBht) liblcn tu

Cultural

Exchange Club adviser Francisco "P;)Co"

Martinez

ihi)ut a trip

Diverse encounter F^^

.

i

ir

I

I

Sombreros and salsa music filled their dreams each night as a flight to Mexico drew closer each of

nil

The

(ihulu

Cultural E.xchange Cluh spent the spring trimester tunJ-

The organization

encouraged travel to other countries to broaden cultural knowledge and experience. Cultural Exchange sponsor Francisco "Paco" Martinez dared to take the 15 female cluh memhers to 12 Mexican cities. CEC member Anitra Germer said the club worked hard fundraising

money

The women

for the educational opportunity.

even

if

made the club a learning activity. made her confidant to communicate,

agreed Martinez

Elizabeth Ramirez said he

she didn't speak the language fluently.

Along with attending social events, the trip itinerary would mckidf \ iMting churches, museums and ancient Indi.m rums as

build

people from

lillerent cultures

warmer weather.

raising for their 15-day trip to Mexico.

helped other

li-nts

ttcr relations

;md

month

to

Mexico. Bridger U.I Gaskill were M rnetnbers

well as a bullfight, a spa, a textile industry, a soccer

game and

ethnicities. by Mike

Djf

a

school.

"We

are going to he learning through seeing things

which always

member

than

a lot nicer

is

just

having

first

hand,

a teacher lecture,"

Karissa Gaskill said.

Ramirez looked forward to seeing Mexican architecture, people interaction and in the

United

who remained "I

art.

As the

States,

in

third generation of her family to live

Ramirez looked forward to visiting an uncle

Mexico

City.

have always been excited about learning new things about

different ethnic backgrounds is

just

my

another way for

me

and cultures," Ramirez said. "This know more background about

to get to

heritage.

Delta

Mu

Delta

Front Row:

Valeric Lemke, .Andrew Turner. MehÂťa Elliot, Jamie Knierim and Sarah 2: Kari Frerking, Cindy Kenkel. ]oni Adkins and Kerra Siefemg. Back Cithi Skeen, Josh Williams, Emilv Hix, Sarah Strough and Ryan Lidolph.

Zuerlein.

Row:

Row

^National honor society for business administration

^Requirements included Junior status and percent of their class.

in

the upper 20

Delta Tau Alpha Front Row:

TaiTimy Kreitels, Tarryn Dtcke and Jennifer Jensen.

Tyler Rolofson. Troy Tague

>Agriculteral

Row

2:

Tisha Hotme.

and Daniel Comes.

Honor Society

^Participated with bull scale and state

grown food

product display

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^

>.:.


DigEM IWkl

Froiu Rowj.uhctki and Stephanie McCoy.

vprovided students the opportunity to develop their

skills

and network with professionals >Sponsored a book sale

Financial Front Row:

Row

Management

Mehss,! Ell.ot, Nj.ivw.iJJ Mulw.inJ.i,

2: Michelle Eischeid,

Chris Holder

Back RoW:

Anvar GabiJoulUne,

K.ir. Jill

Association

Frerking and Awtry',

Anthony

Gul.n.i

Molly Guianchino and

Ross Crouch. Brian Duerins and Nicholas Hellhusch,

>Developed relationships with financial practitioners and to encourage the free exchange of ideas, techniques and advances in the field >Sponsored a Pumpkin carving contest, personal finance presentations and finance leaders conference

Flag Corps Front Row: Hayley Leopard, Tara hpperson, Charlotte Jorgensen, Merideth Moody and Alea Gorrell. Back RoW: Andrea Kelley, Jennifer Cameron, Rachel Andorfer, Kr^sten Miller and Erin Buck.

>Performed at

all

home

football

games during halftime

Fopensics Front Row: Nicole Broun. Bethany Murphey, Merci M. Decker .ind Laci Ann Fiala2: Katrina Kim Meyer. Sandra J. Douglas. David Can- and Kevin Rotert. Back

Row

Row:

David Tibbies. Stephanie M.

Turtle. Tvler Sidwell

>Traveled to tournaments

in Missouri,

and Mark Parra.

Iowa, Nebraska,

Kansas and Oklahoma

>Hosted

'52 252

^

a

tournament with Longview Community College


Geo Club by Brent Burklund

Club rocks accessories ArincJ with

hot ^luc

a

tabricatcd jewelry With

a

memhership of more than

geology organization, Sigma

Gamma

25, the

Geo Club

Epsilon, to begin a

The "Groundhog Dogs and Jewelry

super

.i^un,

and keychains

i^lue

and

a

magnet, creative imaginations rocks and minerals.

cuit oi soliditi ed

Layne

joined with the Greek acadcmn.

new

Britten fund-raiser.

main lobby

Sale" began Feb. 2 in the

of Garrett

Strong Science Building. e>rgani:ed by 12 club members, chili dogs, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, magnets and

keychains were sold.

Geo Club member Laura

Villines believed the fund-raiser brought a

bigger crowd because of the unique event. "Usually, the other fund-raisers don't deal with tood. This one aid.

"We're hoping to get people interested

and recognition of

The road

who we

in

Geo

Club. This

more

is

is

a

creative," Villines

good way to extra funds

are."

to the fund-raiser debut proved rocky. Villines said getting everybody together

was a problem but that a nice chunk of jewelry was created.

The week

prior to the event, the 12

members who organized the event spent

a

few hours

each night creating the supply of jewelry.

According to President Rachael Collins, the cold snowy weather helped boost food was available in the lobby.

The

sales since

success elevated not only the anticipations of the event

but also clubs funds.

"The

first

couple of days were great, since the chili dogs were a success.

by the popularity of our

new

idea," Villines said.

"We have made

a

good

We were surprised profit for our fund-

Other fund-raisers organized by the Geo Club yielded success in years past. Unused materials and textbooks were sold at a rock and book sale co-sponsored by Sigma Gamma Epsilon and Geo Club which raised money to provide gifts students presented to raiser."

faculty during the geology/geography faculty banquet.

In addition to selling books, the

Geo Club

sponsored a Love Rock sale for Valentine's Day

and a "Minerals Used in Teaching" exhibition

at

the Kansas Citv

Rock and Mineral Show.

Gamma Theta Front Row; Stcph Smith and Dave

Nelson-

Upsilon

Back RoW:

.^ngee

\an

Biieiniii;,

.AnJr<

Jackson, Danelie Biermann and Diana Schnarrenherger.

>Attempted to further professional status of geography >Worked with RHA and volunteered for BRUSH

Geo Club Front Row; D.n c

Nelson. Steph Smitl). Katie Owens. Diana Schnanenbeiger and L.iura Layne Britton, Brandon Rohinett, .\shley Eickhoff. Andrea Harrelson. .\ngela Van Boeninj; and Rachael C:ollms. Back Row; Andrea Kellner. Kvv Rose-nfelder and Nathan BilUVilhnes.

Row

2;

>Provlded academic and

^Sponsored

a rock

social activities in

and book

sale, a love

geology/geography.

rock sale and field trips

C3eo

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HPERD

Club

by Alan Hargreaves

Physical awareness HPERD sought to enhance student educational experience by offering a variety of opportunities outside the classroom and travel across the United States. Club membership stayed

at

more than 50 each

year, but

according to faculty adviser Terry Long,

it

was

much more

than

numbers.

"(The

and personal growth opportunities for the students majoring in Health. Dance" Long said. Junior Adam Nelson had been invoked in HPERD for three years. "It's a way that everyone in the department can come together to learn what each field is doing," Nelson said. Senior Amber Blanchard said professional contacts and internship opportunities were available via state and national conferences. Blanchard attended two conferences last year in Wisconsin and St. Louis. "Overall, I would say the experience was extremely beneficial," Blanchard said. "1 learned new activities to do witb club's purpose)

is

to provide professional

Physical Education, Recreation and

disabled patients."

Blanchard said most of the new activities were

in the

form of games.

HPERD members volunteered their time to tarn points that would later reimburse them tor travel expenses to conferences Volunteer work included a scavenger hunt food drive to donate food to the Ministry Center. |

"The

HPERD club helps foster

the idea that you can

make

students to have a sense that they are contributors to their

Heartland View Online Front Row: Stephanie McCyy, .Amber Va\Ticek, Melissa Galitz,

Mary jesaitis and

Brazil

and Jordan

Starr,

Back RoW:

Lan

Shaiuioit Polaski.

>Online travel magazine covering Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and

Nebraska highlights

^j//

h-

,*ar

a difference in your profession,"

field,

not

just

members."

Long

said.

"We

like for oui


HPERD

Club

FrontRl)W:Ant;ii-Slia-kk,ArnlKThl,,iKlMr,l ,nlM.;

ri.l

'

I

m.

I

I-'

-u

Hunt, Desirac Boyi- and Kimbc-rly Dimm.it

>For students with a major or minor In healtli, physical education, recreation or dance >Tool< football tickets and ushered at home games

^1

Kappa Omicron Nu Front Row: Emily

Dettmer, Ktri CrjwIorJ, LVxk\ Liibson, JesMta Hoftccker,

Lenzen and Sarah Heller.

Row

Nahors.

lill

Back Ro W: Jennifer Cries,

>National honor society for Family and

Consumer Science majors

>Sponsored a FCS banquet and held inductions

-> V

/,^iK-jt

ÂŤ

Man

Gelina Fontaine, Katie Peterson, Stephanie Bizal, Anna Stien^. Heather IVnn.^, Claudia C^laM.nic .in.l Mar\ R.-1I 2; Christina Minor,

Crystal Pester and Kathlyn Morgan.


Public Relations

Student Society of America

by Diana Hendricks

Experience drives success PRSSA meant more press releases

and holding

organization linked The

them

than writing

fund-raisers.

The

Faculty sponsor

organization for

on

America allowed public

Melody Hubbard believed PRSSA was a great communications and marketing majors and

all

minors to get involved with. "1

to the real world.

Public Relatitms Student Society ot

relations majors "It's

to students

think for one thing,

a social level,"

it's

Hubbard

important to get to said. "Besides,

things you don't get in a classroom.

It's

know other majors

PRSSA

offers a lot

of

an expansion of your

curriculum."

and minors to receive job experience-

a professional organization, that can help you learn about

getting a job and help you get a job," President Carrie Johnson

PRSSA members Rach<

said.

Chase and

Johnson believed public relations was a major unknown to many students and unique because it opened doors and opportunities other organizaticins didn't

Every trimester,

make

before the

available.

meeting.

PRSSA members planned conferences and trips

for students interested in

Kelly Smith, socialize

communications and marketing. During

Then th;

5,000 stude

the spring trimester, the group planned a trip to Kansas City,

and

visited a printer to

Mo.

view the process public relations specialists

go through to order brochures and posters.

Following the printer, guest speakers shared their career experiences with students. Later, they had the opportunity to

network with alumni

at a cocktail

hour held on the Country Club

Plaza.

Omicron Delta Kappa Front Row: Jo.h Kkinlcm, Beth Lilly, Elizabeth Miilang, Monici Marcolino and Megan Koeteman. Row 2: jarrod Smith, Cara Wiese, Valerie Lemke, Natahe .'Xmold, Cathy

P.1.SS

and Michelle Stacy.

Back Row:

Kevin

Pitts. Lisa

Doudna, Carrie Johnson,

Mih^.a .Ma>ek and .Amy Mevei

>National leadership honorary

Organizational Communication Student Assocation Front Row:

Travis Lane, Jenny Lewis, Tricia Rummer and Pam Martickc Matt Walker, Keely Bums, Clinton Simpson and Bayo 01uda):i

>Helped students prepare for graduate school

communication >Took various field

2o6-

k Pt

e.v

trips

CKrt^e.ntc^t

throughout the year

in

Back

the

Row

field

of


Pi

I

u

Rcnv A.Jr.a

.lit

Omega

ollinv, N,,n, v /cliff

I

Pi

and LinJ^v

Frcrkinj.'

>National business honor society that honored

students with high scholastic ability in business education >Sponsored a 4-H computer workshop day

Pre-Med Professional Club Front Row: Rachel Taylcir, Katrma Simmons, CinJy Campbell. Varandeep Raklira, Amher Stevens, Amy Schuster, Jamie Minks, Anitra Wilson, Lindsey Cherne and Theresa Wilshusen.

Row

2: Jordan Clark, Letrisha Nelson, Lacy Sharr, Angela Posten. Cortnee Vollers, Millicent Seek, Del Rae Heinle, Jonathan Lowrey, Jessica Hilsabeck, Patrick 3: Dana Estes, Diedre Kent, Rachel Neil, Knstie Egan and Brommer. Megan Crawford, Rachel Pinney, Tammy Kreifels. Sariah Daniels, Jenna Cook, Jordan Logston, Eric J. Buckley. Back RoW; Megan Wilmes, Leah Leusehke. Megan Ferguson, Megan Moore, Nicole Hosier, Christopher Wisrrom, Michel Jelavlch, Cixly Kenkel, Russell Crotty. Daniel Florence and Andy Brown.

Row

>Designed to introduce students to various heath related

fields

>CcHsponsored Science Olympiad

Pre-Law Society Row

Front

l.inson

>Promoted the

M

Thom.is

,ind

l.irt-J

\XVKt

qualities students

needed to be successful

in

law school >Discussed the aspects of law school admission

Student Society America

Public Relations

of Front RiiW: 2: Lindsay

RoW:

Keely Bums, Sandy Schroeder. Jenny Lewis and Erin Sweatman.

Niemeyer, Shannon Meister,

Kim Campbell and Heather

Fisher.

Row Back

Carie Johnson, Lindsay Geier, John Fisher and Cathy Paus.

>National student-run organization with

5,000

members

>Sponsored

a

more than

nation wide

fall

conference with public relation

specialist

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Psychology/Sociology Society by Jessica Hartley

Channels of occupation and brochures siirrcuindeJ the dimly lit people dressed in business attire meandered around, gathering information. Fliers

room

as

The

rsychoK)gy/Sociokii;v (.iraJuatc Fair provided ^nidcnts the

opportunity to become more comfortable with the next step regarding the fields of the helping professions.

Mary

Burgess, along with other students

and

faculty, organized

the Graduate Student Information Conference sponsored by the

their master's degree. After this, students chose

Psychology/Sociology Society.

Ph.D. for their two to four year doctorate program.

Graduate school hopefuls gathered in the Student Union Ballroom to listen to peer, teacher and professionals' tips on the

parts to

graduate school process.

the hoops of graduate school and after that you find yourself just

"It

know

gave students more information on graduate school so they what's out there," Lesley Paalhar said.

Speakers explained to students

how

to

conquer the step-by-step

University counselor Susan Reynolds told students about the

like the

ACT/SAT,

students must

pass to enter graduate school.

Bamett shared with students the application process

for graduate

school. After students completed the traditional four-year program at a college or university, they spent

two to three years working on

Psi Chi WiUon .mj Amhcr

Nhkiilich.

Row

2.

Ni^dc

Baxley, Caria Keller, Shelby Bartels. Nicole Bowers and Cayla Blunk.

>Promoted psychology through public awareness, societal contributions and leadership skills

Psychology/Sociology Society Front Row.

Carld EJwarJs. Faul Ascheman, Katy Laswell, Mary Burgess,

Fisher and Cayla Blunk.

Megan

Row 2: Deanna Allen, Jenna Dey, Li: Vostrez, Stacey Shanks,

Adam Schneider,

Sarah Beggs and Audrey Caldwell. Back RoW: Debra Rosser, Krystle Smith, Amber Mikulich, Jennifer Sander, Knsta Martine. jasmine Stilson, Cassandra James and Keith Loeschner. Carla Keller,

Stella Wolfe,

>Designed to inform students about psychology and sociology >Hosted graduate program conference

^'JS

k-

o.

complete to get into graduate school. Then, you go through

starting out in the

work

force."

personal goal statements, which were written resumes in the

achievements. Students also received

tips

on

vitas,

resumes and the interviewing

process.

Representatives from Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska colleges and

Psychology, sociology and counseling department chair Jerrod

E. Burgeis, .Anita

very overwhelming," Burgess said. "There are a lot of different

graduate school application where students talked about personal

Graduation Record Examinations and how to prepare. The G.R.E.

Front Row: \Uv,

Psy. D. or

Several speakers shared information with students regarding

processes of graduate school.

was an entrance exam, much

"It's

between

universities spoke to the students about psychology

and sociology

graduate programs available.

"This "It's

a

fair is

an outlet

good wav

for graduate schools," Paul

for students to get the contacts

Ascheman said.

they need."


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and Nathan Bilke

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"

fund-raiser, rock

Sigma

Pi

and book

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I-ront Ruw: J.imii- KniLTim, kri^nn Helmink. Chris Hcalv. Llianne Schlomer and Rebecca Schelp. 2: Amanda Tabler, Ashlee Freeman, Emily Meegers, Jennifer Schultes, Sara Chamberlain, Amanda Duncan and Shera Barton, Back Row: Kerra Siefering, Chris Pelham, Theresa ("hindini, Brandon Rockhold, Brenr Chappelow, Steve Shively and Nancy Mayer.

Row

>Honor society designed to honor recipients of the Presidential and Martin Luther King Scholarships >Sponsored autism fund-raisers

Sigma Tau

Delta

Front Row: Hannah Taylor, Kelly Peterson, Ashlee hr^m and Brandon Row: Chanda Funston, Laura Pearl, Jessica Lane and DaNelle Brouse.

Kold.

Back

>lnternational English honor society focused on the

opportunity to further culture, ethical principles and develop skills in creative and critical writing

^Sponsored

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Society for

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Human Resource

Management i-ront

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(

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Back Row: C::ithi Bunch.

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human

resource speakers

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in

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Peterson, Michelle

Eric Spegal

and

Patricia Harrison,

Alexandra Heerlein.

Sarah Whithorn, Lydia Aldcrton,

Back Row:

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Jeannie Schaffcr, Erin

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Andrea Messick, Mollv Miller and Gary H.nvren

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education majors for the classrom

>Sponsored

literacy night, bool< fairs

and science night

Tower Yearbook Front Row: Hitomi Koyama, Chiodini

Megan

Alexis Hejna, Kara

Sw ,nk. Amber

Row 2: Michelle Stacy, Shannon Meister, jot

Heuer, Laura Jeck, Sara Ruzicka and Talianni:

Hays, Ryan Oelehant, Michael Dye. April Haslav, Meli

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>Covered campus and community events. >Crown finalist and All-Amerlcan award winner

United States Institute for Theatre Technology Front Row: Mike Vertako, Teri Holliway and Panela Leung. Row 2: Rachel Lambert, Bridget Brown, Stephanie Trester and Nick Del Signore. Back Row: Daniel Avers and Jesi Lambert.

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Growing

into professionals, the faces of

campus

formulated the identity of the university.

Securin" the status of

'^wmmi

sports teams,

you

withstood pain, injuries and hectic schedules. Travels took you to Japan teaching

customs to another culture and

to

hopes of planning further f 1

American

Princeton in

e d u c a

t

i

made

Meanwhile, professors

o

n

plans

improve academic

programs.

Plagued with financial

troubles,

to

you worked three jobs to

and

school

stay in

sacrificed your passions.

Differing characteristics of people

prompted your

creative outlets. Experiences with others influenced

your poetry,

art

You broke mold of

and musical performances. t

he-

|Xcf e lA^f ^foi

traditional

students. Situations that could future,

have hmdered your

blossomed into character building experiences.

Your indnidual characteristics influenced the actions K>{

Others

1^ iin I

on campus and molded

inent fnccs define

universirv traditions

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tuture traditions.

and future movements The identity of each individual

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Acceptance embraces

inner peace ceimtort.ihli.- wuh The welcoming environment department finalized his decision to come

Finding a university where he could be his lifestyle

mattered to him.

of the Fine Arts

out with his homosexuality. Phillip Holthus, a senior, vocal music major with certification in instrumental, revealed

he was gay his junior

camp

year of high school after attending a music

at

Northwest.

"A week

show choir camp,

after

1

come

decided to

out,

because the Fine Arts people are very liberal here;" Holthus

"They showed me that

said.

who you is

love.

it

As long as you

doesn't matter

are loving

who you

Phillip

surrounding liimself

someone, not hating,

wuh

the main thing."

Coming

homosexuals we're

it.

He

real,

also

needed

normal people.

to let others

know

He wanted them

hometown, Holthus to

sexuality

However, some members of his hometown community Seward, Neb., did not view

it

that way. Holthus,

in

shattered

my

to shatter w-hen

faith,"

Holthus

"That's a lot of faith

said.

was going to be celibate and a director of

I

Christian education." That's

when he

decided music

been heavily involved "Music

is

a

"Music

said.

way lets

in

it

as a career choice, as he'd

through high school.

if

you're not

sympathetic, you are simply pathetic."

He believed

his

way of

life,

would be a great

place to obtain an education.

While changing

his future goals,

didn't

to trv

need

and make

to,

make me go

International in

me

also dealt with his

my mother made me go to counseling

not gay," Holthus

said.

"She was going

Farquhar and Lacey Supuiger.

college,

he

said his

mother

he had to "lay the bombshell" that he was getting

engaged

to his live-in boyfriend.

He

said his father just

ignored the situation, and his older sister didn't approve but

With

all

he went through

in

coming

out,

Holthus never

did completely reinstate his religious faith.

believe in the possibility of something out there, but

I

don't go to church unless I'm singing with the university," said.

as of right

"Maybe someday my faith

will

be restored, but

now, I'm perfectly comfortable with sleeping

in

Sunday mornings."

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Row 2

:

Lisa

Front Row: Harold Brown, Rod

and 13oug Daubert.

Row:

Row 3: Jaclyn Smith, Toni Mackey Row 4: Terry King, Neal Davis and Bob Theodore Back

Lori Kelley, William Perkins

when

dealt with the fact he was gay but not that he dated. In the

CaiTico. jillian Pointer and Becky Troyer.

Row:

Exodus

me and 500 other gay guys; make me straight?"

do you really think it's going to As Holthus proceeded through

Academy Front Row: Diana Schmit:, Ed

to a 'don't be gay' school called

His mother chose not to send him to the school

Holthus but

religion.

Dye

North Carolina."

Holthus rebutted with, "Mother,

"I

he

family's reaction. "I

and

h, Mila-

accepted.

the university culture, where others were like

him and people accepted

to

fall,

to connect with the entire world," Holthus

you be sympathetic, and

)>h,.l,.

who once

had a strong Christian faith, faced hostility by his church. According to Holthus, they would still allow him to attend but wouldn't let him acknowledge his homosexuality there. "It

struggled with his

an aspect of personality.

see homosexuality as just

the liberal, Fine

Arts family. Growing

out relieved Holthus because he said mentally

he couldn't handle

Holthus

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Connection

cues communication .^ara

Kducation guided her to New York City, but the city offered Jennifer Wells an opportunity she couldn't pass up.

Wells didn't close herself

off frimi

new experiences.

try new things and came from being passionate about what she loved. Her love tor music and broadcasting intertwined

said

it

throughout her

when

gives

eagerly accepted.

to think about

"If a

in the

new opportunity was middle of something

in the road,"

Wells

said.

and I was would take the fork

"Music

I

is

a

Wells'

to present itself else,

me

lite.

means of communication," Wells said. "It different outlook on things, and don't have

the broadcasting major received the opportunity to take an internship in the Big Apple, she So,

Spinski and Kara Swink

Wells was determined to always

a

I

first

anything but the music." love, music, began in childhood

as

her

mother played the piano, and her father played the guitar.

Following their cue, she played the violin and

the string bass.

Her second

love, broadcasting allowed her to serve as

the promotions director at

student-run

TV

KNWT,

the university's

with her musical background proved to be that

work combination

station. Balancing broadcasting a

fit.

"Music and broadcasting are actually a lot alike," Wells said. "First you have a creative vision, then you develop it and then you get to share the creative product with everyone."

Wells shared her creative side with more than just the summer of 2003. She

Maryville community during the

received an internship to film, produce, edit and report

on the TV show Subway Q&.A. It was a comedy showwhere they interviewed the average New Yorker on random topics. Wells lived in a studio apartment on the Upper West Side and worked in an office building near Madison Square Garden, the heart of New York City. "When I first got there, it was hard to decide what to do first," Wells said. "Coming from a small town like Maryville and then going to a huge place like New York IS very shocking. The people there are a lot different than the people here. You don't make eye contact with .inyone. You walk down the street and mind your own

business."

Wells did, however, make a connection though with York's music scene. One evening, while at a

New

nightclub listening to a jazz band, the group randomly isked her to play with them. Wells said she

jumped

at

rhe chance, because she couldn't pass up the "awesome" .'pportunity.

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.ind

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outcome

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Obstacles eirtgrown by

Amber

Brazil

Entering the restaurant with her Jate, the 20-year-old corrected

when he grabbed the children's menu and crayons for her. Sophomore Emily Sims just laughed off the situation. Noticeably

tlie

When entering college,

waiter

Sims surrounded

hersclt with

more

friends she could

joke with about her height. Giving her the nickname of "Mini Me," Sims

easy-going

said she'd heard every short person joke in the book.

to ride the

"My

Worlds of Fun. Si:e two shoes were cheaper anyway. Sims stood at 4 feet 2 inches, the same height she had been since eighth grade. Rather than viewing this as a disadvantage, Sims always tried to see

said. "1

the silver lining.

clothes, she tried to find children's apparel that looked mature.

and taking

it

in stride, she didn't care she wasn't tall

enough

rollercoastcrs at

"Being short bugs said. "1

When my

me sometimes,

don't feel limited at

people asked Sims

parents are short."

mother stood

She

at 5 feet 5

all,

so

but I

1

ways to deal with

just find

it,"

Sims

short, she replied w-ith, "It's genetics;

didn't feel as

if

she needed to go into detail. Her

inches and her father at 5 feet 4 inches.

In addition to having shorter parents, Sims also had Noonan Syndrome, which doctor's diagnosed her with at age 16. Sims acquired some symptoms, including short stature and pulmonary stenosis, a heart condition caused by closed valves. At three years old, she had a balloon catheter surgically implanted, which had to be checked every two years.

Born grade,

as a

normal

when

would laugh

si:ed infant, the short stature wasn't discovered until third

she noticed everyone else growing taller while she didn't. In

at

me

I

don't take

too.

I

as a personal attack

it

have no problem joking.

I

on me," Sims being short.

like

the only thing I've ever known."

It's

Being short her whole

Sims learned to

life,

adjust.

When

shopping

for

When eating

Bobby's Grill in the Student Union, she had friends grab her plate from

at

the top shelf.

don't think that way."

why she was

friends tease me, but

As

$300 custom made extensions allowed her

for driving,

to

reach the pedals.

"No one can steal my car because they can't drive the sucker!" Sims said. Other than minor tweaking, Sims lived life as any normal college student. As

part of her elementary education major she volunteered at

Head

Start

preschool four days a week.

"They (preschoolers) love "It's

it

that I'm at the

same

size as

them," Sims

said.

so cute w-hen they ask 'So, are you a big kid?'"

Along with volunteering

at

Head

Start,

Sims

Sweetheart Ambassador, where she pampered

home

to their families.

Sims

also spent time as a Bearcat

six football players

and wrote

funny standing next to

said she looked pretty

middle school, she tried growth hormone therapy shots for two years. The hormones, however, didn't help as doctors discovered she did not lack the

their 6-feet-5-inch frames.

growth hormone, but a hormone

kindergarten or preschool. Because she was physically able to have children,

Sims reached her

tallest

in the brain that

connected to

height in her pre-teens.

Though

it.

the adolescence

period invited judgment, she did not feel picked on. 'I

got the occasional teasing like everyone else, but for the most part, people

didn't sav

m

much." Sims

said. "1

was friends with most anyway."

As

for the future,

Sims hoped

2005 and go on to teach

to graduate Spring

she eventually wanted to start a family. She joked

on how the public would

judge.

"People will think,

umider

'it's

an

'what's our society

1

1

-year-old pregnant person,'"

coming

Sims

said. "They'll

to?'"

Emily Sims didn't

see her 4-foot-

liindering

life. "I

really don't see I'

myself

different, I'm just

nort," Sims said. -

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Bond concruers barriers by Studyinji

m

As

He wasn't ashamed of being American;

apparel.

Harden portrayed

easier to

its risks,

Iraq to avoid

felt

"We

threats, but

had

we

threats,

to be

\\ii(ÂŁ

just

proved

but chartered lifelong friendships.

nearby protests caused him to be on the lookout.

"You didn't know who people were and how they were going to act," Harden said. "We didn't want conflict because

aware." Harden said. fAoto by

it

profile.

During the 2003 spring trimester, Leon Harden 111 participated in the university's study abroad program in Belgium. While Harden never experienced any immediate

never

any immediate

alwa>'s

low

at

Residing in Europe during the war against Iraq came with

during the war in

ridicule.

keep his heritage

Brazil

he wore Canadian

a tactic for staying out of trouble,

Belgium. Lenn himself as Canadian

Amber

Dye

there was a lot of hostility."

Living with people from 18 different countries produced

enough political tension in itself, inviting much discussion about America and its attack on Iraq. "Everyone from other countries was against the war," Harden said. "They wondered why America was initiating this. There was no just cause; no lines had been crossed. TTiey

felt

we were

just picking a fight."

During his time in Europe, Harden befriended a fellow student whose opinion

came

to matter very

an Iraq native, escaped the Hussein regime

much. Sinan, and

at age 13

a citi:en of Austria. Sinan lived in Iraq when America first invaded during the Gulf War. Harden said Sinan wanted Hussein out o{ Iraq but didn't want America to do what they did in 1991 by pushing him out then leaving the country alone. Sinan wanted the United States to follow through the second time, for he experienced horrific events during the Gulf War. He told Harden stories of his cousin being shot in the head and cried

became

speaking of the bombs. "It

was hard to be pro-war when

Sinan bawling his eyes out

Harden

sitting there listening to

for his land being destroyed,"

said.

Sinan and Harden created a

common

bond, not only due

to shared political viewpoints but because they represented

both sides of the war they hated.

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could be seen in Canadian logos, Sinan became

borrow his Kansas City Chiefs

T-shirts.

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Her long, pale MonJe

h.iir

pullci hack in a hiyh ponytail exposed a face tilled with

detennination and confidence. She handled the

and returned

it

By watching her belonged.

aoA

she blocked the

as

fluid

movements and

natural

became

skills, it

took hard work and sacrifice for Danielle Lawless

It

passion into her

Due

expenly

hall

teammates with harely a glance.

to her

visible she

again,

to,

her

fit

life.

to financial troubles, she

abandoned soccer

her freshman year to work

after

three outside jobs. "It

mind

my jobs helped

was tough not playing aiccer anymore, but otf it,"

Lawless

Lawless w-as not a stranger to hard work and schcwl, doctors diagnosed her

soccer

on hold

mother with

Her sophomore year of high At that time. Lawless put

sacrifices.

breast cancer.

mom. Dribbling down

to take the position of a stay-at-home

turned into doing laundry, cooking and caring for her 9-year-old

had

"I

to

grow up

thought something

My mom

me.

what

it

fast

and not be

like this

like

the

field

sister.

anymore," Lawless

a kid

could ever happen to

was so important to me, and

would be

me busy and my

keep

said.

said. "I

my family, and

never

especially to

couldn't even begin to imagine

I

without her."

After numerous surgeries and \arious other treatments, doctors declared her mother

100 percent cancer free as Lawless began her college search. Free to focus on soccer, she

wanted

to take advantage

opportunit\-,

and play

at the collegiate level. Tbie university offered that

and Lawless enthusiastically became a

major, she worked hard at her studies

and on the

Beiircat.

As a therapeutic

recreation

field.

However, Lawless found she could not afford school without getting a job. She ended

up taking multiple jobs that again placed soccer

Sophomore

year,

in the backseat of her

life.

she scheduled days around work at the Maryville Communir\-

Center, the climbing/ropes course at Mozingo Lake and Pagliai's Pizza. In addition, Lawless' volunteer work with kids' sports camps, after-schcx)! programs

and the Bethesda

Group Home kept her busy. Lawless

filled

remaining time with student organizations such as

Campus Crusade

Dance Club, Fellowship of Chnstian Athletes and M-Club. Though her busy schedule took her mind away from for Christ

and Health,

Physical, Education, Recreation

abiindoning her true passion of soccer, there was

As Lawless began junior year, talks

once again began regarding her soccer career. New head soccer coach Tracy Cross

needed the "1

a void.

still

she continued to sacrifice for her education; however,

skill

have a

both on and

and determination Lawless brought

lot of respect for Danielle,"

off the field,

Cross

said.

to the

game.

"She has a very strong work ethic

and her experience was what the soccer team needed."

Lawless fought with the idea of how to finance her education. She knew a scholarship

would be the only

possible

way

to play. After finding available funding to help her

through school, Lawless once again made In order to

make time

for the

it

back on the

field.

team, she quit waitressing at

Pagliai's,

but kept the

other two jobs. She continued invoKement in on-campus organizations as well as her volunteer work. "Life

is

short,

and you have

to live

it

up

tor all

it is

worth," Lawless

On the soccer field again, she felt she belonged. Out there,

said.

Lawless could

let

go of

her worries and hectic schedule. For a moment, she could be the outgoing, carefree life

had not always allowed her to

girl

be.

While her mother battled cancer, Danielle

Lawless balanced aspects of her

life

all

with

grace. After the

life

changing experience. Lawless

made time

to

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Watching her younger brother struggle but never give up showed her the most important things in life. Friends, family and God were her solid ground as she watched her younger brother's

life

pass before her.

Kari Frerking lost her 6-year-old brother Troy to a cancerous

when she was in sixth grade. His passing brought new meaning to her Christianity, lighting the path to the rest brain tumor

of her

life.

During her brother's

illness, Frerking's

Ronald McDonald House for almost

1

2

family stayed in the

weeks. Receiving such

good care from the volunteers made her decide she would

one day return the favor by helping at the house. "They've given me so much, and I just want to give back something more, tenfold," Frerking said. "People bring people clean for you, they bring stuff for the kids.

know

places do you

that

would provide that

in food;

How many

for

you?

It's

As time moved

past the death of her younger brother,

Frerking realized the importance

God held

in

her

life.

A self-

a

rainbow

on those around her. She also said some days she felt she just couldn't go on trying so hard to get good grades, be so involved and worry so much about her image. Her faith and trust in God told her to live everyday to the

Camp

let

God it

made

a conscious decision to try her best

and

seems

takes

is

like

any time

1

On the car ride home she saw a said. "1

have never seen

It hit me like a brick wall. As weird as it God was taking away all my doubts about and telling me that it was worth it."

get stressed out or go frantic,

a prayer," Frerking said.

she noticed a second rainbow joining the

later,

creating an arch over the road. all

hit

me,

1

memories.'

Quality, the saying on my brother's my head: 'life is a rainbow of beautiful If that doesn't tell me that it was worth it, 1 don't

know what

does."

about

always entailed a Christian faith, but

dissatisfied feeling

about the

trials

Frerking's

life

"You don't know

Camp

with cancer. After a week spent

there trying to build relationships with campers, Frerking

with a

brother's passing

strengthened her

after

stronger and steadier everyday.

mistakes allowed growth.

for children

for a

Her

Camp

everything happened for a reason, and learning from the

camp

reason.

had been questioning

her brother's death planted seeds in her heart that grew

Quality, a

happens

religious beliefs.

after

Even though she might change herself and worry less, Frerking said she would never change the past because

Frerking's faith strengthened after volunteering at

everything

like that.

Quality

much

Frerking believes

felt like

"After the reality of it so

Living by the Bible, Kati

speaking to her.

headstone popped into

handle the small things.

"It just all

she

1

Moments first,

it all.

God was

was incredibly vivid," Frerking

sounds,

fullest, so

Âť^

"It

proclaimed perfectionist, Frerking realized her tendency to take stress out

^7

the positive outcome of

rainDow and realized

amazing to me."

left

weighing on her heart. She thought

she and her campers experienced and doubted

day until

it

your

life

can change in one

actually happens," Frerking said.

know how many something

how much

life

"And you

don't

people will support you and love you until

like that

happens. After that,

I

knew that no matter

what, someone was always going to be there for me, and it gave me a really strong faith and strong wmU; determination."

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alwa\'lcarric\l a small.

ilppiJuf news Laii(,'iia>;e

Memo notehinik

anti jotted

clown pieces of conversations

articles.

depicted art to John Gallaher, assistant professor of English. Everything

he heard became a potential piece of poctr>'. Gallaher was a hushand, father and professor all

woven

into a poet.

"Happiness uiiting

is

the

community," Gallaher

artistic

"The

said.

best connection

is

the

itself."

His passion for poetry constimed him as he saw

language in everything from

artftil

Barney to advertisements. Gallaher wanted everyK)dy to love poetry

would he talked about. Poetry would change .ittention to language

like

he

would he necessary and would

through language," he

would be important. The

alter the

"The fundamental way that we make sense of and i>.

did. In his ideal world, poetry

diings. Poetry

way things were

said.

Wlien Gallaher spoke of poetry, he often became

red in the lace from excitement.

His icy blue eyes opened wide and he gestured wildly with his hands.

m

a

He became

lost

world where language mattered and metaphors niled as king of the land.

"Do you It

seen.

deal with the things of the world

feel this

"Do you experience

way?" Gallaher asked.

was these instances, Gallaher seemed to convulse

uhat

it

in the

this?"

excitement of poetry and

was capable of evoking.

Inspirations for his poetry

pockets of language at

came from

home

all

aspects.

He

tapped into previously ignored

with his 2-year-old daughter, Natalie, where he often

tound moments of inspiration.

"Okay

feet,

do your

stuff,"

was a scribble

in his

notebook that came from one of

Natalie's favorite children's programs.

Natural

Similar phrases led to a book of poetry he created in 2001 titled "Gentlemen in

inspirations keeps

Turbans, Ladies in Cauls." Gallaher published poetry in numerous journals across the

John Gallahers creative

mind

in

action. "I've always

nation.

Willie being recognized for his work across the United States, he also concentrated

energy on campus

acti\'ities,

such as "Scribblers," "Medium Weight Forks," "The Laurel

refused to believe in writets block."

Gallaher

said. "It's

really blocked,

it's

not just

that your imagination isn't

working." phoio

by

Miki D\e

Review" and the "Visiting Writers

Series."

Leaving his mark on the university and the

the world was imponant to

rest of

Gallaher.

"Only your words remain telling. I'd like to

have a

Gallaher

(after death),"

little territory

said. "1 write

where what 1 say

is

poems

to join in the

of interest and will ct)ntinue

to be so."

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Scattered

Nemories Although her visum diminished

when

stayed motivated

At the end of her

Woody

to unfocused blurs after countless operations, Elizabeth

doctors explained she developed a brain tumor - twice.

senior year of high school, in 1998, doctors informed

Woody

her migraine

headaches could be caused by a condition called hydrocephalus. Pressure surrounded due to a blockage between the third and fourth ventricle of her brain. Surgeons placed

m

tissues a

shunt

her head to drain the fluid out of her brain and into her stomach, which eased the pain of

her headaches, but complications continued.

Woody began having major problems Not long

performed.

after,

MRl

was

come

into

with her vision in April 2001, and another

she received a call from her neurologist

who asked

her to

the office.

"They don't ever

Woody said. "So, What another

1

call

you into the principal's office to

knew

it

tell

you that you're doing

a

good

job,"

was bad."

doctor previously referred to as a cyst turned out to be a tumor the

size of a

walnut. Just three days after her first date with boyfriend

Chad

him and

Foster, she called

was probably undergoing immediate brain surgery. Woody's parents, however, decision to her.

If

she didn't have the surgery,

it

was estimated she might only

left

said she

the final

live for

another

With the surgery, she had a chance, but there were no guarantees for the outcome. The surgery jeopardized her ability to move, speak or recognize the people around her. She also could have lost her memory, sight, been mentally disabled or become a vegetable. She vear.

decided to a

risk the

consequences. Eight days

later.

Woody underwent

a stereotactic biopsy

and

shunt revision. Exactly one

month

perfect, but that

Formally

a

after surgeons

was the

least of

removed the tumor, Woody's vision was

still

nowhere near

her concerns.

student at Emporia State and Fort Scott

Community

College, in Kansas,

Woody

went home tor Labor Day weekend. Her parents sat her down and explained to her they had received word her tumor had re-grown. She underwent six weeks of radiation treatment, which slowly killed transferred to

Tumors

trigger lite

for Elizabeth

Woodv-

Family, friends and

one week

after school started, she

Cindy Woody,

Elizabeth's mother,

remembered elementary teachers commenting on Woody's

memory - nearly photographic. During surgery, she lost some of that ability when through memory tracks in her brain. Certain pictures of her life were erased from her

incredible

photographs help

they cut

memory.

Dye

in the fall of 2001. Just

the cells in the tumor.

restore lost memories. photo by Mtke

Northwest

Woody

experienced what she referred to

as

"memory dumps." From time

to time

someone

or

something triggered memories and scattered them across her brain. She then sorted out which

memory went where. "It's like

As

doing

a jigsaw puzzle

without knowing what the puzzle looks

a visual learner for the majority of

her

life,

she

now had

like,"

trouble seeing at

she said.

all.

On occasum,

she had to wear an eye patch to negate the double vision she experienced nearly on

She didn't let that stop her from living her life. There was still a minor possibility that if her vision continued

a daily

basis.

to

tail,

she would become

completely blind. "I

don't think about

it,"

Woody

said. "If

it

happens,

it

happens.

God

will take care ot

me; I'm

not worried."

Woody proved

through her schoolwork and relationships that she wasn't about to give up.

She soon planned her wedding with Foster and hoped to teach elementary students. "I don't know what God has planned for my life," Woody said. "Just because someone throws a monkey-wrench into your lite doesn't mean that your life is over. We can't see the big picture.'

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Darla

Best of

both worlds

by Jordan Sta

She was the type ot person whose accomplishments at hand satisfied her. Through childhood farm life, raising a

Although Runyon had always been on the

never

admitted some days she became overloaded. She

family and striving for a Ph.D., she continually found new-

frustration through laughter

ways to better

chocolate.

herself.

Whate\er challenges

managed

threw at her, Darla Runyon always

life

Many

to stay positive.

assistant to call for

knew Runyon

only

eCompanion and online

as the

course design

questions at the Center for Information Technology in

Education

office,

but friends and colleagues described her as

much time old, so

a massive heart attack

Runyon and her siblings handled

raised cattle, fed pigs

and

hard, physical labor tor a

"When would all

fit

around

1

Runyon

said.

like

ready for soccer practice." "Time for bed." There wasn't for

Runyon

At age

40,

worked

at age 21, she

as a teacher for

moved

later.

Steve, decided to

She had

found herself at the

While employed full-time on her Ph.D.

at

CITE

to the fullest.

she

to

two years

office in 1999.

and Learning Technology

at the University of Missouri.

On Monday Columbia

night commutes, she didn't get

home trom

and before heading

to bed, she

until 10:15 p.m.,

checked over the homework her children completed that night. start

The day

usually

ended around

1

educational workload could be stressful with two young

children at

home and

a full-time job.

Runyon took on

responsibility because she believed education

"What

else

was a wise

the

step.

do?" Runyon said. "My brain and when have nothing to do. It's like am on

am gonna 1

body

start

idle,

waiting for someone to hit the accelerator."

j.sr'

earlier

1:30 p.m. just to

over the day at 6 a.m.

The

bu-:ing

I

and

office, fier

CITE

family and

hi Mila-

life

CITE, Runyon began working

in Information Science

felt

a fulltlie

and enjoy

In 1995, she re-entered the professional world and, after

a previous job,

old she

job at

to her hard-work ethic

move back

Levi, then ]aque

Balancing

Life became more than just degrees and material possessions. She was able to relive her childhood through her children

a master's degree.

Runyon and her husband,

part

for the

was

After

Wyoming where

up

attributes her successes

lifting

life.

it

Runyon maintains

seven years and simultaneously earned

Mary\'ille to stan a family.

That was

schooling, Darla

the guys at school."

to

reflect.

Runyon joked about how

receiving her bachelor's degree in secondary education from

Northwest

and

time

they weren't just toned

A strong work ethic drove Runyon to succeed in

to relax

short time.

It

they were so big from

"And

could pop a muscle just

"Clean up your room." "Get that pop off for supper." "Get

"Do your homework." "Time

She

could never find clothes that

my arms because

when

how all the moms at school were "young chicks." But not many people accomplished what Runyon had in such a

she was 8 years

daily farm duties.

out

to be the drill sergeant

world.

girl. 1

5 p.m. hit.

the couch."

She had

a small

hay bales into the bam.

young

was in high school,

1

the hay bales,"

muscles,

lifted

when

at night.

of having kids, and she said she wouldn't give

to be a child.

Her father had

when

home

as the

fanning community with a population of 926, didn't allow

let

and with the help of

For Runyon, work was fun, and her real job started she got

much time

and a bundle of energy. Runyon learned to be outgoing by growing up youngest girl in a family of nine. Raised in Grant City, a spark plug, vivacious

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Clint Prange looks at his rime of injury as a

Miiding period.

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i-

hoped

and

to

come

set the

national Division

II

record in discus, photo h\'

champion

Patient by Justin Bush It's

and track

7 a.m.,

and finishing

his daily

star

Clint Prange was already up practicing

workout before heading

he should

that

any good

at

competitive

"My a

mean

when his coach told

with running hurdles because he would never be lit

the

1

life,

just like to

throw

back in their

it

told

me

faces,"

way, but just to say, 'hey, look what

I

that

Prange

did.'

For

1

cannot do

said.

me

"Not is

it

in

painful to throw the discus

field

and earned two Division

II

title. II

for athletes to balance athletics

record in the discus," he said.

and

accomplishments with track and

their

academic

field,

he

also

made

it

hard

for achieving a nearly flawless 3.93

GPA

Academic All-American

it

Even

injured

I

felt like

I

would have been happy with an

title." 1

78 feet 3 inches, enough to defend

1

Prange 's hope of defending his

sure that

had between my

ears.

I

know

"Growing up,

my parents

that the most important thing was

No one can ever take that away from you." felt

down on

himself,

Amber Gill, reminded him there was more to life than track. "She is my inspiration. She is not always there for me at the meets physically, but she is always the first person call," he said. "She helps me his girlfriend.

I

title

suddenly came to a screeching halt

He

suffered

and pursuing

when

a third national title

doctors identified the injury as a

from bone spurs in

his pelvic region.

Doctors

prescribed rest and rehabilitation for his injury. TTiis meant, after back-to-

back national year and

sit

first,

titles,

Prange would be forced to take a medical red-shirt

wanted

my stomach

dropped, but to be honest, in a way,

summer was

lost,

and

I

I

was kind of

was not able to do what

to training wise."

Prange admitted

would be hard to stand by and watch his friends compete

it

but understood that "I

this

out the entire season.

relieved, because half of my I

don't like being bad at anything," Prange said.

In the rare occasion Prange had a bad meet and

fy

when

"I was surprised when won. This one really meant a lot to me, because showed what kind of competitor I am," he said. "There were five or six guys that could ha\e walked away with it that year. just thank God that I

"At

be the best at everything he did.

y

year

it

in agricultural business.

Prange said his success came from always working hard and wanting to

1

threw.

1

said. "I

Fighting through the pain, he threw

pelvic sheer.

lives.

achieved high marks in the

classroom. In 2002, Prange was recognized as an

what

last

was the one."

Prange, however, managed to find a balance. Along with his

me making

way

wasn't really happy with the

All-American

College athletics required participants to spend hours practicing, working

raised

mind

1

to set the Division

out and traveling to and from competitions. Time restraints

"1

in

and kept him out of the shot-put competition.

could have thrown better," Prange

a big

National Championships in the discus, but he wasn't content with a

want

was something Prange had to keep

his title.

Prange moved up in college track and

"I

and that there are other more important things

just a sport

"Just a sport,"

"I

whenever someone has

it is

he went into the national meet. Prange suffered an injury that made

fire in his soul.

motivational factor."

national

realize that

in life."

throwing discus. Those words struck the match that

entire

something,

stick

drills

off to class.

Prange 's drive and motivation began in junior high

him

Mike Dye

if

have to be able

he wanted to throw again, he had to

to

do my

best,

and

this

is

the best

that," Prange said. "I start graduate school here this

rest his

way

for

summer, and

body.

me it

to

do

will

be

my belt: TTiat way will be able come in and perform that much better for my senior nice to have an extra year of getting stronger and faster under I

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Pioneer maps future by Dan Zecli and Kara Swink In the world ot innovative technology, one college instnjctor

worked

to take her

department to a different

level.

Assistant Professor of Geosciences Patricia Drews' hard

work led

to the creation of the nation's first online

master's degree program in Geographic Information Science. Designated as the graduate program coordinator,

she helped organize various online classes. Fall 2001, university administrators asked the

department of Geology/Geography to create a proposal addressing the solution to create an online master's GIS program. According to Drews, she and three of her colleagues, Marcus Gillespie, Gregory Haddock and Mark Corson, sat around a dining room table for four hours, eating pizza and brainstorming what the course would

Soon after. Haddock wrote the final proposal. Former Department Chair Gillespie instigated the original proposal. The proposal responded to a need for entail.

workers in the

"GIS

is

GIS

a rapidly

industry.

growing

field. It

is

used for any kind

of organization or business that has to

manage natural

resources or infrastructures," Drews said.

Research and online programs were being created before

Drews said because this was the first of its kind, sometimes her committee made it up as they went along. They often bounced ideas off each other, so the course components were a combination of all their ideas. Drews created the first courses for the program, then determined how to grade and return the work to the online students. She altered normal class curriculum into the framework of an online course. She was also responsible for deciding which students would be admitted into the program and eventually became their course adviser.

"This online program offers those students

decided what curriculum and course work to include, in addition to foreseeing any problems that might occur

because the course would be online.

are

while continuing their jobs in the industry," Drews said. "This group of people seems to be the biggest group of students. ..almost

all

of them."

Drews hoped the online environment could become a community of working students, a place w-here they talked about the class and the industry. She continued to show her dedication to her students, even online. Drews said she sometimes stayed in the office working late

the orginial draft poroposal was approved. For her part,

Drews researched what other online GIS programs offered. Although there were certificate programs for GIS, Drew found no online master's degree programs, which presented challenges for the committee. The group

who

already in the field a chance to further their education,

on students' questions.

Just as she

devoted the extra

effort to her students,

Drews wanted the same dedication in return. She always emphasized doing a good job and said she felt unhappy when her students didn't work hard to reach their potential.

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the coursework established and the work ethics mind, the first GIS online master's program was off to a good start. in

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Life

adjustments

Becky Blocher and Megan Heu

A tiny package came into her life and a woman of independence re-arranged to accommodate its content. At 22, Cindy Poindexter managed college, work, organizations and a newborn child. After meeting boyfriend John Bradley at one of the local bars, Poindexter began a relationship and found herself pregnant.

She previously spent her college career as a resident and Relay for Life participant while holding a job at the local Subway. After they discovered the pregnancy, Poindexter and Bradly made decisions together about waiting to share the news and assistant, peer adviser

what their future entailed. "We didn't do it because we were ashamed or anything," Poindexter said. "It was more that we needed time to adjust to it ourselves. We just waited for the initial shock to wear off, then we told people." For the duration of the pregnancy, Poindexter kept

busy with work and an internship, and remained involved in campus organizations. Her boss and friends worried about her constantly. last few months of pregnancy, she experienced high blood pressure, and doctors admitted her to the hospital to keep an eye on her condition.

Toward the

Two days after being admitted to the hospital, doctors performed a cesarean operation to remove baby Caleb. "Even through everything that happened with the pain and the health problems and everything, I would still want to relive that day," she said. "He's so amazing. Now, I can't imagine my life without him." Poindexter lived an independent lifestyle before the baby, but graciously learned to include Bradly on decisions about their lives as parents after their child's birth. The parents planned to finish school and move in

together to share responsibilities. "1

know now

do

stuff for

for

me."

that

it's

okay to

me," Poindexter

rely

said. "1

on someone

know

else to

he'll be there

Both parents learned things about themselves through their shared experience and their love endured the pregnancy. She said she wouldn't change anything that

happened

in her life because, "things

happen

for a

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committed college career,

Cindy Poindexter

now

focuses her

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Chris

Priority calls J by Trevor Hayes

Voices echoed in the hall but cut-off when the black pager on Chris Miller's hip sounded. ceiling as

he

listened.

be a volunteer

his

life

I

looked to the

Hudson

Hall's parking lot, the volunteer firefighter

his friends silently stood

jumped

in his car

and

still.

tirefighter," Miller said.

Boy Scout, Miller learned many had been impacted by

"It's just

that

tiretighter's eyes

The lessons he learned becoming an Eagle Scout changed his life. me to become a firefighter because I think that if 1 hadn't had the strong service background, I probably wouldn't

influenced

.As a

of stairs and through

what happened,

at

The

hall.

devotion to ser\ing others spurred from Boy Scouts.

Miller's "It

Astonished

call.

he raced down the

later,

down four flights

After running sped to the

Seconds

a

whole new

can apply

and

interactions.

Almost every aspect of

"Being in scouts taught me a lot of leadership skilb my classes, how to prioritize, what things come first in your life, your family values, helping others. taught me about helping others."

set of values that a lot of people don't get," Miller said.

in everyday

Boy Scouts has

values. All of which carried o\'er into his choices

his scouting experience.

definitely

life,

camp

In addition to serving as a Maryville volunteer firefighter. Miller helped with fltxxl cleanup, worked at a

tor children

with

cancer and volunteered for Habitat for Humanity.

background

Miller's

also influenced his decision to

become

school at the University' of Missouri to become a pediatrician.

"Being a volunteer firefighter said. "It

is

a doctor. Majoring in biology,

He knew

he planned on attending medical

being a firefighter would help

experience working in emergency situations and teaches you

teaches you communication

skills for

when

how

him

to

in the long run.

work under

pressure,"

he

things get going pretty rough."

Working 20 hours a week at the Nodaway Valley Bank, carrying a full class load, having training even* other week and responding to calls forced the freshman to plan

"Sometimes definitely

ahead and expect anything.

you'll get three (fire calls)

have

Occasionally, he

needed since the Miller's pager

made

exceptions.

call dealt

in

one

day,

Once he

left class

that

it's

1

won't have one for two and a half weeks," Miller

to respond to a fire at a nursing

"You

home. He thought extra help might be

Northwest are

really "I

class

it

good about that because they

even had a couple professors

On the first day of classes,

Miller told his teachers

something big happened.

tell

realize that

me

if it's

their house burning

that they'd rather have

down, they'd

like to

have

me go than stay here because they

my job."

Boy Scouts, church and his family instilled the importance of helping others in him. "There's no real way to explain it," he said. "It's just a really good feeling when you help somebody done something

2 8S V-

said.

favor schoolwork over going to calls."

went everywhere with him, including church and the shower.

somebody go help," Miller said.

know

I

with elderly people.

about his responsibility and that he might need to leave "Professors at

and then

and since I'm only a volunteer,

to set priorities,

that

made somebody

else

have a better

life."

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that you've


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Glenn,

mentor breaks the mold

HI

Artistic

by Brent Burkluivi

The beginning months teaching at Northwest involved adjustment. Creating innovative new programs to expand the art department helped establish ground.

Teaching three-dimensional design, sculpture and

a

Glenn Williams' first trimester on staff let him teach students his main area of art specialization: metal fabrication. Working with various forms of metal as the main media form, metal fabrication involved techniques

section ot art

history-,

such as soldering, sanding and shaping. Creating a

new

opportunity for students, Williams said

summer would offer a class on box and container construction. Using basic soldering techniques, the

class

would focus on

the different types of metal and proper construction techniques. class

on

If finances

and time

allotted the following year, a

jewelry construction would also be offered.

Williams received a Masters of Fine Arts with a studio specialization in sculpture from University of Wisconsin-

Madison

Wisconsin, he earned his

in spring 2003. Before

Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Northern Iowa.

Williams said he learned what successful professor from

UNI

it

would take to be a Tony Yuen. Yuen's

professor

"1

expect (students) to be committed and keep an open

mind.

It is

rewarding seeing satisfaction on their faces

time and dedication helped Williams to succeed in his own work and inspired him to give other aspiring artists the same

they complete a project," he said.

treatment.

even though the grade was no longer an

"Being around took to be an

knowing that

my

art

UNI, he

felt

Williams

said.

was something that

In addition to the at

instructors helped

artist,"

me

"It I

realize

what

it

was eye-opening

knowledge gained from

his professors

age factored into his teaching success at

Northwest. "1

to

approach me," Williams

said.

It's

very easy for students

"1 feel

that since

I

am

the

youngest (faculty member) students can relate to me."

Williams said students were very receptive of him and

issue.

After working,

he went home to work on a model for an annual held in Chicago called Sculpture Walk. the steel sculpture would be

1

art

show

x 7 feet

natural, plant-like form. is

based from an organic form, and

the show,

it

will be

made out

if

selected to be in

of stainless steel," Williams

said.

Williams said he came to the university without high expectations.

brings a art to

new

area of

the university.

Williams said students related well

5

high, designed to be a functional outside resemblance of a

"It

consider myself ver>' personable.

First year

assistant professor

Glenn Williams

Like students, he enjoyed expressing his creative talent,

When completed,

could achieve."

when

Even with few expectations he thought his first

believed his ability to work one-on-one developed a better

year turned out better than expected, and everyone was

professor-to-student relationship.

receptive of him.

to his

young frame of

mind,

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Sensible

showmanship by Megan Heuer Trophies lined the walls with photos of worlJ competitions, but after a life of loving horses and 22 years of showing, the deserving champion considered herself to have little athletic ability. Amateur horse showman Merry McDonald said she didn't have the natural ability of riding horses, yet she and her horse, Sudsy, earned top awards at national and world competitions.

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"Horses are big strong creatures and you can get hurt on them and so I've had to as a youth,"

said.

think

many

it's

just

lessons in

life.

horses and meeting

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a relationship

new people came along with

with her

think

it

just helps

you to be

McDonald said. "You go out on what's important, which is today than like

about

I

it."

there,

did yesterday' and

I

in her

home

a

room

to display

memorabilia and awards earned over last

two decades.

giving

a better person,"

you learn to focus going to do better guess that's what I

'ok, I'm

Merry McDonald designates

the it,

her more benefits than any trophy could provide. "I

"I'm not a real brave person activities like that,

good to have a serious hobby where you're really trying to improve yourself and get better all the time, and that's my main goal," McDonald said. Show'ing horses fulfilled a passion and taught McDonald "1

Because McDonald concentrated on

self-

improvement, not winning, she stuck with her love of

showing horses,

phutu

hy MilÂŤ Dye

deal w-ith that."

Beginning with her first horse in 1973, she started in 1981 and moved to the national level

showing

competitions 10 years

later.

On breaks from university duties

instructing

Computer

Science and Information Systems classes, McDonald traveled to Texas monthly. Professional trainers gave her riding lesson in four competitive classes: Western pleasure,

showmanship and horsemanship. She moved to summer months to concentrate time and energy on showing. Competing across the United States, McDonald spent trail,

Dallas during the

weeks at horse shows. Days and ended sometimes 12 hours later, after preparing and showing Sudsy. Each class contained 15 to 50 horses and judged on

weekends and sometimes

full

started as early as 5 a.m.

different criteria. Scoring consisted of the team's ability

and maintain correct postures. how to show horses from her experiences. Before she started winning awards, the lessons taught by years of dedication and little to show to execute obstacle courses

McDonald

for

it

learned more than

shaped her character.

mean, 1 go to shows and obviously, when you go in a class you want to win the class, but you can't focus on that. Mostly what you have to do is, you want to do better "1

time than you did the

this

last

time."

Practicing for three-hour intervals several times

a

week, McDonald stayed focused, and when others gave up she rode on. "I

don't

said. "I

mind because I enjoyed the process," McDonald if you're just focused on winning than you

think

can't stick

out."

it

McDonald began

After years of training,

to

improve

beyond expectations and found herself competing at national and world competitions. She placed many times earning all-around, or most points out of

combined, and

circuit aw'ards, or

score in the class she

competed

and

in the

fifth in

the classes

in.

Champion

at the World Paint Amateur Senior Western Pleasure Division Showmanship at the Select Amateur World

Earning Reserve World

Show

all

awards for the highest

Quarter Horse Show, she and her horse Sudsy proved ever\

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Cultural

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A unu ciMty tr.i\el.

Japan opened her eyes to the heaiity

trip to

While taking her teaching

in the

Ambpr

to a different level, she learned the process of reflecting

Alisha Madison, a senior English education major, journeyed to Niigata, Japan Aug. the Niigata University of International and Information Studies'

Brazff

worlJ and provoked a yearning to

1

on

life.

-1 3 as

part of

American Language and Cultural

Studies Program.

Through the program, Japanese students came week hefore they left, Michael Steiner, university

to the university tor six

weeks

to learn English.

A

history professor, took an annual trip to Niigata to

help prepare students for America.

Madison applied and was accepted

and a handful of others. Her American culture. of English but not the American oral slang," Madison

to take the trek with Steiner

responsibilities included teaching a group of 12 the English of

"They would learn the written grammar part was there to teach them the phrases of 'what's up', etc." Madison also instructed students in the differences of American and Japanese etiquette. An example was, while in America, to look people in the eyes when they spoke to them, an act which traditionally had been viewed as disrespectful in Japan. Madison instructed them during the day in a formal setting. However, when out of the classroom, she believed they taught her more than she offered them. "They had to listen to me all day; I was the 'smart one,'" Madison said. "But when they took me out shopping, to bars and restaurants, they had to do all the ordering for me. I was totally dependent on them all night. The exchange in learning was very cool." The interaction with the students and the trip as a whole changed her lite. Her thirst to travel and see more of the world became prominent. "I want to add more to my passport," Madison said. "In some ways, my passport is more important

said. "I

my

than

driver's license."

While

in Japan,

Madison

said she

had

a lot of time to think.

She looked

at the big picture more.

Since she couldn't understand what people were saying, she really concentrated on Niigata's beauty.

Madison

said she

wanted more experiences where she knew nothing, and everytime she turned

around there was something new. She realized documenting these excursions, and even daily

life,

mattered to her.

"Even though really

I

were feeling so

I

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an English major,

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Psychology/Sociology Kyong ho Shin and Carol Clatlin Row Mindy Russell-Stamp. Greg Loewen and Roger Neustadter. Row Connie Teaney. Jen> Bamett and Jackie Kibler. Back Row:

Front Row; 2

:

3:

Urr,- Riley.

Casey. Patrick

Chabak,

Eric

Chamberlain. Sara

Shelly Hiart,

.-Xpril

Habere -an and LXiug lAjnham.


I Oiopman. Jason Chappelow. Brent

Chinmm

Buelc. Victor

Anna

Clifton,

Cole, Sarah

Morgan Cook, Kailea

Con>*crs,

Co\-enfcll, Allison

Cox. Nick Dake, Brooke David, John Davisson, Lindscy

DcWe«e. Jeffrey Dennis, Emily Diisch,

Ben

Dixon, Liikdsey

UTrBrii:

HTMrrj

Dombrowski, Lydta Dovel,

Megan

DuUe, Jeremy

Duncan, Amanda Dunn, Phillip Dusenber>-. Melissa

Eddy, Erin

Nick

Edn-ards,

Egan, Knsiie Eggebrecht,

Dana

Eickhoff. Jaime

Emberion, Katie Escher, Angelita Feather, Curtis

Ferguson. Fichcner,

Megan

Amanda Ben Megan

Fiedler.

Fisher,

Sarah

Fisher,

Fixier, Tiffany

Fox, John Frederick. Erin

Freeman. Ashlee Freemyer. Danielle

Fuentes, Benjamin Fuller,

Kayla

Galbraith.

Abby

Gale, Tiffany

Gardner,

Amanda

Gameti, Allison Gehring, Angela Gerlt, Lurenda

Germer, Aniira Gianchino, Molly Gibler. Erin

Gibson. Scott Giltand, Brett

GiUe^ie.

Adam

Ginder, Laura Glaser, Nicld

GoUady, Shedrick Gonzale:,

Ada

Goymerac, Michael Graf, Sarah

Graham, Robert Griswold, Leslie

Grohman, Krystal Grosvenor, Rebekah Guba.

Nma

Hagedom, Susan Hagelin, Tana Hall. Bradley

Haney,

Lama

Hams, Kirk Haner, Ambra Haslag. April

Hayes, Trevor Hays, Atnanda

Ha>^. Bedi

Head,

Amanda

Head, Marc>' Heard, Katie Heerlein, Alexandra

He]na, Alexis

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bow

Final He set goals at

their completion. set

by Amber

He

Brazil

and left at believed he'd accomplished what he

the start ot

liis

out to do and the time had

university career

come

to give another professor

the opportunity to lead the program.

Al

Sergei, music instructor

from the

and director of bands, retired He conducted all universiry

22 years.

university- after

musical ensembles except for the

jazz

bands, including the

wind symphony, orchestra, marching band and symphonic band. Sergei

came

to the university in 1981 after previously

instructing at high schools in Georgia

accepted the job, he

knew he wanted

to

and Texas. When he work on restructuring

the music opportunities.

"The program was not very strong when I took it," Sergei had goals to build it up and build relationships with

said. "I

area directors."

The accomplishments from his goal-setting included more than 20 years of growth and prosperir\' in the universifv's

music department. In 1981, the marching band enrollment struggled to reach 60.

By 1990, the numbers doubled and felt proud it maintained

held steady at 150. Sergei said he that standard over time.

Sergei chartered a wind ensemble in 1984 because "there

was a need for more challenges." wind symphony in the '90s.

The

It later

transformed into a

concert band, later renamed symphonic band, had

50 members

at his arrival

and grew

to sustain 100 students

from 1995. Sergei said he was very proud of the quality and

involvement on campus

"We it

and want

to continue."

quality- of

the universirv'

music program. Along with this character of high caliber came the creation of a family unit. "Our bond is really caring about each other," Sergei said.

"Each individual

With

all

feels

important to the program."

it

as

succeeding in his

members believed this as well. In November, Sergei's son came across an article written about

"My

son

where he stated

said, 'hey dad,

things?'" Sergei said. "It

With the

planned on traveling frequently and visiting his two children and the grandchildren. Along with the sightseeing and family time, Sergei planned to devote extra effort into his passion of fishing.

purpose. His family

his father in 1981

you

his goals.

realize

was a very warm

you did

all

those

feeling."

decision to retire, Sergei wanted to tocus

alternative ventures in his personal

plarmed to relax

and professional

for a year, possibly writing

more time

to spend with his family, as he

The

life.

on

He

and composing

put

it,

.At

retirement date stood at Aug.

"no more, no

less."

The time was then

1.

to

ot

Al Sergei

final class

As Sergei hand over

and clean out 20 years of memorabilia. His competition trophies, stacks of musical scores, textbooks and snapshots of smiling students, all had to be removed to make room for a new instructor. Sergei knew "there wasn't a good time to leave a good situation," but exited wishing his his office

during the

summer. "Hopefully students can adapt to

the

new director and

we can make smooth the

official

the request

students.

plans to offer one

he may look into other teaching opportunities.

Retiring from the university would also allow

the accomplishments of increased enrollment

and developed bonds, Sergei saw

published 12 pieces in the past and wanted the

opportunity to pursue more. After a year in retirement. Sergei said

where bands and

Sergei aided in building a reputation over time

people understood the

He

music.

in terms of bands.

get a lot of retention," Sergei said. "Students enjoy

a

transition to

new person from

someone who has been here 22

years."

Sergei said, {ivto E?

replacement the best of luck. "I will

be there

now," Sergei

if they

said. "I

need advice, but

have

to realize

I

Hciuon.

this

made

is

their program

this decision."

CadoKc

Hcmircck. Kmiberly

Hcmn. Ruth Hcmni:, Angela Hcnlein. Rachel Hcucr. S1ec:an Hincs. Rachacl

Hoakison. V'aiene Hotpai.

Cameo

Holman, Saucb Howies, jason

HiKke. Kelly Huff.

Una

Huffman. Ttao"

Hunken.

Lindse>-

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Sc

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CiirrKulum and ln!.truLUon Front Row:

Margaret Pr.w, rr.e„ Swrr-.l

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^'^^f '^'k"": «

Cra.UmJ. Nancy R.lev -J N^>"- Me ^' Back Koy\ Jill Mont.ue. Carolyn McCall and Pat Thomrson.

Row

2: Barbara

.

3:

Lovelace. Shirly Stcticns and Tern-

c;omputer Science/lntormation Systems Jon, AJkmxNancN Front Row: Can- McDonald Carol SpraJUng, bm.<

Row: Merry- McDonnald, ZeliH and Carolyn Hard Back Smith and Srjcanlh_W Ferguson. Tliil Heeler. Judy Clark. Joyce

hunston. Betk K.cKarJs M.chael Hobbs, Kerre He.nt. 2: David Slater, Nancy Mayer, Row 3: Beth Rrps. Brenda Rebecca Aronson and Robin Gallaher. Row 4: f-' J?,"«^Tom Gallahe. John Ryan. Steve Shively and Craig Goad- Back RoW Hardee. Kenton Wrlcox. Bruce Utte. Chandle Wayne CoreyAndrews and

Front Row: CkanJa

Row

.


Faith

guides

homef ront help by Amber

He

Brazil

coming to what he learned, he dream to impact the

did not want to keep the opportunity of

America

for himself. Desiring to share

sought God's guidance

in

reaching his

world.

Joao Mendonca's place he wanted to

home

country of Brazil represented a

make an impact on. As a geography

major,

Mendonca hoped to work in regional development. "1 may move back to Brazil sometime to help them," Mendonca said. "Brazil has a lot of potential, they just need social help. They have great resources, just not the education or planning to use them."

Mendonca

first

came

to

Grant

City, Mo., his senior year

of high school to learn English in an exchange program.

Deciding to continue his education at

in the area,

he enrolled

the university.

Since coming to America, he realized Bra:il

had to do. He

.said

how much growing

while being the most developed

Third World country, with

cities built like

an American

metropolis, the countryside was so poor people were standing,

because they did not use resources properly.

Mendonca wished university

"Why

to take his skills learned at the

and aid the country

in developing their rural land.

office?" Mendonca said. make a good paycheck but not a difference." Whatever happened in the future, Mendonca believed

stay locked

up here in an

"Sure, I'd

God

determined

it.

"God has a plan," Mendonca here. Wherever Jesus takes me,

said. "1 didn't it'll

be

expect to be

all right.

I

may

stay

here longer, and that's ok too."

While living in America, religion became an important Mendonca's life. As a Catholic in Brazil, he said he

part in

had no other option because he was baptized as that. He went through Catholic schooling hut didn't have much of a it. In coming to America, he was "bom again." "Through the blood of Jesus, now, I've gained a new life, and created a more intimate relationship with this invisible bing that is alive," he said.

connection to

Mendonca

believed building a

new

relationship in his

and acquiring education in America were life-changing phases that would shape his future in Brazil or any country. faith

Lindahl. Alyss;i

Linds.iy,

Scth

LindÂŤv. Tcrnn Lode. Allen

Loemker. St.icey Long, R.ichcl Lun:inann,

LuKen,

Kristi

Niliki

Âťo Atei#*c/oMcck

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Knowledgable

rewards oy Kara Swin-

A

job atter graduation led to selt-disco\er>- and a

trip

liome to the worn and

cracked campus sidewalks he'd traveled once before. After graduating in 1991 with a bachelor's degree in finance from Northwest,

Jason White

left

Mar\\ille and journeyed to Kansas City, Mo., where he believed

happiness awaited. better "I

What he

gained from the experience, howe\

made him

er,

.i

man.

always thought

said. "1 did stocks for

I'd

be a super-duper stockbroker, but that

changed," he

all

about a-year-and-a-half but was ne\er happy.

I

knew

1

had

.i

calling somew'here else."

His instincts were right.

A telephone call to the economics department landed

White a semester teaching position in

1997, while Associate Professor

Mike Wilson

Teaching

took sabbatical in England.

White begged and pleaded with department Wilson returned, but unfortunately,

him on staff once him at bay. He decided to

chairs to keep

filled positions

kept

lason

calling

in

hope a position would open, because White knew he'd found

White came tiie

his

dream of teaching

children and a successful career "I just

later.

recently turned 35, but

the same as

when

I

at the unixersity

I

White

became

a reality.

A

wife,

Jason "I'll

do anything

to

keep them awake," he

White said although his age kept creeping up, he considered hmiself a kid at heart. "I hope I will always be, because I'm a lot more comfortable hanging out with students than faculty," White said with a chuckle. "I don't mind going to The Pub on a Friday night. I think students like seeing me out of the classroom, because it lets them see I'm a real person." White quickly became known as the economic professor students raved about. When students started signing up for trimester classes. White's were the first to

economics."

close.

any paycheck he could have received

White had

a strategy for each class he taught.

and

He

lectured for 20 minutes,

sports for another 20 minutes

and

cried to finish

the class period with the remaining lecture.

said. "I

don't always like to talk about

White's enthusiasm and love for teaching earned him various awards throughout his career. In

November, The Southern Economics Association recognized White The award honored

with the Kenneth G. Elzinga Distinguished Teaching Award. educators

who made

university

and beyond.

White "1

been

outstanding contributions to economics education at their

and the

said the awards

gift

would have made more money as rewarding,"

White

of knowledge he ga\e students outweighed as a stockbroker.

in the private sector, but

said. "1 like

Baker, Jeanne Crawford and Detbie Clark.

it

never would have

sharing knowledge with people and teaching

them something they haven't thought of before."

Front Row: Matt Johnson, Front Row: Pat Gross, Dr. .Ann Rowlette and Charlone Stiens. Back Row: Frances Shipley, Jenell Ciak. Lauren Leach, Beth Gondge, Susan

Dye

said. "I feel

got here."

discussed real world events

in

career, phoiofn\\ikÂŁ

White

to

change

his stockbroking

two

said his teaching experience flew by.

don't feel five years older,"

a

university

atter a

- teaching.

In 1998, his

White

kid at heart.'

continue his education and earned a doctorate from the University of Missouri-

Kansas City

at his

alma mater kept

Front Row; Rente Rohs. Ming-Chibi Hung, Paricia Drews and Karen

Row

James Hickey, Leah Manos, Richard Felton and Gregory HaJJ.xk Back R.nv: Jeff Bradley and John ForeHoskey.

2:

Janice Brandon-Falcone. Patricia

Row

2: David Headley, Rebecca Schelp and Krista Kupfer. McLaughlin. Joel Benson, Tom Spenser, Jason Stevens and Robert Dewhirst. Back Row: Dan Smith, Brian Hesse, Richard Field, Ron Fern,, hm Eisivhen, Richard Fulton and Richard Fnjcht.

1


Marriott. Nicnlc

Marshall, Cynthia Martellc. Liincy

M

IV, Audrey Ml Adams, Stephanie

',K(imnu..T,J.

\i.Keown, Ryan

McLain, Melanie McNeil. Janellc McKgers, Emily

Mera-Manittes, Samia Merrick, Ashley

Meyer. Katrina Miller.

Adam

Miller, Christine

Moc, Carrie Mt)cller, Britney

Mfxxly, Merideth

Mwire. Megan

Moore. Scan Murphy. Bethany Murtha, Christine Mut2. Angela

Nagatomo, Mai Neil. Rachel

Nichols. Kelsey N'lxon, Kathleen

Dan

Novelli.

Nunnikhoven. Nathan

Adam

Nutting,

Olms. Kristina

Osbom, Rachel Oser, Tara

Packard, Heidi

Pankau. Brent

r.uk.Junghoon

rt;lliam,

Christopher

Pema, Kacie Peterson.

Dawn

Meredith

Phillips.

Pinder, Rachel Piper. Jermifer

Pins,

Brandy

PLut.John [\ lanski.

Shannon

Pope, Lee Posten. Angela

Amanda

"nest, :

I

ichard.

Suzanne

;( mire:, Elizabeth

Tim

Ramsey,

Rav. Harold

Reece. Charlie Reinig. Rebecca

Renshaw, Kari Reschke.

Amy

Ridens. Stephanie Rix.Jeff Roherstsn. Erin Rohert-s, Erin

R.Kkhold, Brandon Rosser,

Debra

Rusco. Christine Rust.

Mike

Ryder.

Harmah

Schaffer. Jeannic

Schelp, Rebecca Schieber, Ashley

Schmidt. Jessica

Schnakenberg, Sarah Schroder, Kahssa Schrocr,

Matthew

Schumacher. Rachel ^chwar:. Laura -'hearer.

Lindsay

-hires. Heidi

^r/


Closure a generation gap

of A

4.0

GPA,

undergraduate research projects, counties^

student organizations, dreams to get a Ph.D. and teach in

Hawaii were

all

Then, add

a

components of a motivated college student. husband of 18 years, a daughter and a

grandchild.

Older than most ot her professors at 52, Diana Schnarrenherger could have been labeled by her nontraditional student status. However, she took everv opportunity to live the traditional college After her daughter, Melissa,

left

college, Schnarrenherger decided she

While still committed

life.

home and made

it

through

would do the same.

in a marriage with her husband,

Alan,

m Kansas City, Mo., Schnarrenherger went hack to college, approximately 90 miles away from him. Figuring she could obtain a teaching degree in a few year~.

she believed their marriage could

last.

When

she changed

her major to geography and environmental geography, however,

extended her stay to four

it

"My husband worked hard

The

at

want me

didn't

years.

come up

to

here, but

being supportive," Schnarrenherger

he has

Diana

said.

them put a strain on things. Schnarrenberger's busy schedule made it hard for her to travel distance between

Diana

home. She partook in nearly every outlet the department had to offer with activities such as arranging faculty birthday parties, lab assisting and participating in honor societies for

eyes

hesitation, she said Melissa, her only child, represented her

strives to get the

her perfect grades.

best work.

most of

"1

do

all

the organizations, because

Schnarrenherger

I

really love it,"

love being around kids. 1 want and teach while pursuing a Ph.D.

said. "I

get a master's degree

a full

resume aided

in

"My husband he wasn't

in the

for

it

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;

to

until

live.

I

when

*T

f^*"'

I

brought up grad school,

said Hawaii. That's

We've taken

1 1

where we've we want

trips there, so

admired

mother

her

Without

her

for

one, but she ring,

showed

off.

it

knew how much

I

all

did."

of relevance.

She only found humor

r

o&At^at

advantage of all the univeisiry offer

in

for life

can

her age become

it.

"There's just something about going

home

to take the

phi>[<j

had to

during the

second

let

while

age 52. She took

given to Schnarrenherger by her "greatest

over again at 50. She did not

life

working toward a bachelef 's degree at

"She had never wanted

accomplishment," signified age did not matter, be lived

Schnarrenherger

gift in

ACT and finding your first AARP mailing on the table."

end up there."

S(U

said proudly as she

The

said. "So,

she

biggest achievements.

2003 that Schnarrenherger held dear to her heart. "My daughter gave me this class ring," Schnarrenherger

did not like the idea of more schooling,"

always wanted to

Showing

become her

accomplishments, Melissa gave her a Mother's Day

Honolulu.

Schnarrenherger

did not

in

graduate school placement of her choice, the University of

Hawaii

it

to

geology."

Schnarrenherger believed

Education was important to Schnarrenherger, but in her

leg

of her

by Miice

Dye

life.


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Smith. Jennifer Smith. Krysile Smith. Megan Smith. Miles

Smith. Miranda

SnixJgrass,

Courtney

Sparlcs. Bradley

Spcgal. Erin Spiegel, Laura St.ingl. Stepltanie

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Ehzabeth

^iiens,

Anthony

Amanda

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Stephanie

Swink, Kara Switier.

Nichole

Swic^er. Tracey

Sychra,

Amanda

Tablet, Terry.

Tami

Stephen

Teubner. Sarah

Tholen, Taylor

Thomas, Jennifer Thomas, Scott Thu, Br>-an Thuraian. Leanne Todd,

Manhew

Toebben. Julie Tran. Crystal Turner, Lewis

Umscheld, Amarula Umstattd.

Dan

Underft-ood,

Hetuy

\'an Dusseldorp, Katie

Van

Zante. Alisa

Vescovo. Laura

\brchmann. Cassi Vostrez, Liz

Watson. Nicholas Webster.

Jill

Webster, Malloi>'

Weis. ^'ells,

Kim Thomas

Wendl, Joseph Wermihan, Beth Whipple, Daia Wicker, Renee WUliaitu, Jetard

Willingham, Joni Wiilson, Cr>'stal

Witte. Allison

Wittmaack. Ashley \t'i:e.

Michael

Wright. Nicole

W>-nn. Heather

Yuui\g, Sara

Zenor. Katie Ziegler.

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Ziinmerschied. Sarah

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Academic acceleration ify

TieVOl HdyHo

Most high school students didn't think about supporting 1 7-year-old academy student Michael Troxel

themseK-es, but

learned early.

Troxel

left

high school after running out of classes the

end of sophomore after

He applied

year.

hearing about

it

Academy

to the Missouri

from another student

at school.

He

learned the academy gave advanced high school students a place to finish their high school diploma and dually receive

an

associate's degree

from the university.

had exhausted the academic resources of my high

"I

school," Troxel said. "There was basically nothing It

provided a

new avenue

for

new

left

there.

challenges."

Due to family problems, Troxel moved out of his parent's home just south of St. Louis after spending his junior year at the academy. He became independent and got a job to support himself through the summer With money saved at the end of summer, he took a bus and

visited six cities including Princeton, N.J. Since seventh

grade, Troxel

hoped

to attend Princeton University

and

study astrophysics or psychology after graduating from the

Missouri Academy. "I

wanted

Troxel said. see

how

life

to experience a culture that wasn't here,"

wanted to get somewhere else and there. I wanted to go to the places I've

group of people very

was

you can't help but love them."

like

Troxel traveled along the East Coast for six days leaving

behind everything and everyone he had ever known.

was very exhilarating," Troxel

said. "It's

a

much

like yourself,

Because of the academy's 8 p.m. weekday and 10:30 p.m. weekend curfews, students spent long hours together in close quarters.

an interesting

"We

pretty close to a marriage," he said.

"It's

love each

thing to leave and have no goals, no restrictions, just to go

other, and we'd do anything for each other, but

and experience a way of

sometimes, after being cooped up with each other for a

life

that you're not used to.

You

learn a lot about yourself."

long time, you just want to get away from each other."

Even though he lived alone for a summer, Troxel learned he didn't want to be as independent as he thought. Being

Troxel's travels enabled him to do that. He got away from everything he knew. He saw a new culture and took a step toward new challenges and opportunities at Princeton, where he planned on earning his doctorate

constantly surrounded by other students at the academy

him want to get away from all the people, but he when miles separated him from his friends.

much

that,

constantly,

even though I

really don't

I

dislike being

void

before setting up

me how

his

in life," Troxel said.

own home,

Troxel

a

private practice, researching or

teaching.

surrounded by people

want to be alone

Even though he moved out of

made

felt a

"Being alone in a foreign place really reminded

f'i 4"-

with

for a year

always read about but never seen."

"It

"I've got a great family here," Troxel said. "After living

"I really just

"If

I

could stay in school tor the

rest of

my

life

and

continue learning, that would be great, but obviously, that's

not financially possible," he

much

didn't always feel alone in the world. His grandmother's

as

couch served as a place to crash during breaks from school, and he found his true home at the academy.

just

as possible,

as possible, live

experience

go through

life,

said. "I

meet

want

as

to learn

many people

with as many different types of people, life in

general."


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lOimanJccp

Ddlirjm-Ahi, Emiiv lijkir.

Aaron

Bana,:ck, Tan. Bartholomaui., Bclhany Bcrrv. Eliiah

Blankenship, Joshua

Blount, Ralph

Blum. Michael Briuham. Daniel Brillint^ham,

Anthony

Carrow. Meayan Cothfll,

Thomas

Crouch. Brina

.son. Elisha

Jrangc, Whit Peter

iipsc-v.

Eckstein. Sasha

Ehlebracht. Lily Biking,

TiHany

Fitzgerald, Erica Frazier,

Alexandei

Garg, Aadhar

Glenn, Erica

Gorham, Jack Graf, Peter

Amber Mark

Halauats, Herrera,

Hoffman.

Jessica

Hotmer. Brittany Hunt, Cassandra

Johnson. Chris Jones, Catherine

Kacy

Krehbiel, Leicht.

Rob

Lewis, Christopher Luttrell,

Andrew

Malan, Irene

Newport. Nichola;

Philpot. Chris

Posada. Maria Rair

.Suit

Rhodes, Sharon K.xle,

Amanda

Rounds, Isaac Rudolph, Angela

Shatter, Jessica

Smith-Martinez, Elei Spencer,

Andy

Stretch, Cassandra

Tullock. Charles

Underwood. Steven Veligati.

Sashank

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Andrews, Deron 220

Baker, Matt 9, 42

Benedix, Ashley

Andrews, Emily 18

Baker, Pamela 228, 294

Bengtson,

Baker, Susan 300

Benninga, Mike 180

lohlm

Baldon, Jennifer 294

Benson, Christine 295

k)les,S

Baldon, Kathryn 294

Benson, Joel 136, 300

All

Baldwin, Nathan 246

Benson, Jordan 228

Amy

Angotti,

224, 294

Annan, Kofi 92 Anselmo, Ronnie

182, 201

Anthony, Michael Antisdel,

=A 102 River WilJhte Clu

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24

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56, 57

220, 265

Ball,

Armstrong, Lance 87

Ballantyne, Justin 81

Amdorter, Rachel 228

Ballard, Nicole

Arnold, Natalie 256

Ballew, Rosetta 294

Bernhardt,

Arnold, Sara 261

Balwanz,Josh 242

Berry, Elijah

Aronson, Rebecca 298

Banaszek, Tara 305

Berry, Valerie

Bansal, Utkarsh 228

Bert,

Heramb 228

Ar^-a,

Acklin, Kinsey 258

Barfoot,

Adams, Dave 226

Ascheman, Paul 258, 294

Adams,

Kristina 265

Ashbacher,

Adlnk

246, 249

Agee, Lori 241 Agriculture Club 246

Rob 224

Albee, Edward 66

Adam

Alderton,

24, 228,

Biermann, Drew 220 131,

133,

135

232

Nathan

249, 253, 259

BiUesbach,

18,

243, 252, 265

Dan 44

Tom

295

Birdsong, Tiffanie 52, 55

Bonnie 140, 220, 231

Greta 244

Bisbee,

Barrett,

John 265

Bishop, Barbie 244

Barrett, Olivia

Bixinmen, Tracie 147

234, 294

Andrea 265

Bizal,

Stephanie

224, 249, 255, 294

Shelby

Blackburn, Rich 264

235, 236, 258, 265 Bartelson, Christine 228

Blair,

Mike 242

Bartholaw, Malinda 261

Blair,

Richard 288, 289, 307

Bartholomaus, Bethany 305

Blanchard,

Bartholow, Malinda

Blanchard, Natalie 241

224, 226, 248, 265

Amber

241, 254, 255

Blankenship, Joshua 305

Meghan

Ayers, Misty 222, 250

Barton, Shera 259

Blay,

Azarkane, Nizar 228,230,294

Basinger, Jessica 248, 265

Blazek, Cortney 294

Battisson, Robert

Alliance of Black Collegians 220

Baudoin,

236

Chad

188, 189

241

Blocher,

Amy

197

265

Blocher, Becky 265

Alpha Kappa Lambda 19

Baumgartner, Sarah 248, 294

Blount, Ralph 305

Alpha Omega 248

Baumli, Mary 153

Blue Key National Honor Frater-

Alpha

Baur, Tiffany 235, 241,

Omega 248

Psi

Baxley, Nicole 258, 265

Alpha Sigma Alpha Babbra,

Ramandeep 305

Alpha Tau Alpha 248

Babbra,

Rummi

Alsup, Richard 182, 184, 200

Baerga, April 220

21, 24, 26, 219, 236,

237

228

Bagley, Lacey 294

and Consumer Science 248 American Marketing Association

Bagley,

250

Bailey, Lia

International 34,

Anderson,

197

Jill

188,

189

Anderson, Joe 215

Bearcat Steppers 222

Baine, Keelin 201 Baird,

Beatty,

Aaron 242

Beatty,

Marie 224

David 81

Baird, Sarah

Beauheu, Natasha 250, 259 Beavers, Robert 265

Meghan 294

219, 221

Anderson, Crystal 294

Becker, Bryan 224, 235 Beckett, Josh 86 Beggs, Sarah 258, 259, 265

149

Blume, Kellie 242, 265 Blumer, Michelle 132

Blunk,Cayla 258, 265 Board of Regents 126,

128,

131,

135

164,

198

Bobby Bearcat 113,

161,

Boden, Nicholas 265 Boedeker, Ricky 265

Bob

Belton, Katie 265

Boerigter,

Marc 171

Bender, Bobi 224

Boettcher,

Bell, Jeff

Andorter, Rachel 252

Baker,

Amanda

Andregg, Christopher 246

Baker, Jamie 36, 37

Andrews, Corey 298

Baker, Jessica 235

Benedict,

Tk

55

John 171

Aaron 305

*T

Man Group

Blum, Michael 305

Boerigter,

Amanda 246

Baker,

228, 261, 294

nity 250

Blue

Boerigter,

Beim,

Anderson, Tiffany 23

.Jfi6-

228,261,265

Beagley, Joah 180

Matt 234

Bahram-ahi, Emily 33, 305

Bailey,

26,

Baxter, Evalyne

Beard, Karen 22

American Association of Family

Amnesty

250

90

Kenny 242

Bogley,

ioweis

iowis

Biermann, Tabitha 244, 294

Barrett,

Bartels,

Ayers, Daniel 261

Allen, Matt 164

122,

Rod 264

Atwell, Madison 74

Alexander, Krisi 228

26,

Barnes, Tliylor

Battel,

Ayers, Chris 222

Gamma Rho

Biermann, Danelle 253, 265

Barreca, Michelle 241

Alexander, David 220

Alpha

Beta Beta Beta 250

AtteU, Dave 51, 76

Awtry,Jill

224, 258

294

5,

Jenna 224

Barr,

220

Ayala,

Deanna

Berwick, Alyssa Bessler,

biliei

Kurt 180

Association for Computer Machin-

Alderton, Lydia 222, 261. 265

Allen,

Bertles,

Bilke,

Auxier, Vicki 80

222

loiliol,

BiUesbach, Kate 294

Aubrey, Mark 182, 183,201

Albright, Jamie 243

Alcohol Education 42

246

Lauren 241

Bamett, Jerry 295

Atkms, Amanda

Akers, Kara 294

224, 240

Barmann, Sarah 235, 241, 244 119,

losky.

305

Aspegren, Rick 236, 247

Students 222

Ajmani, Varun 228

221, 222

Megan

Bamett, Jerrod 258

Association of Nontraditonal

Ahlnchs, Katy 224

Sean 224, 246

Askey, Stefani 228

ery

Agronomy Club 246

Union

Hannah 69

98,

lonnet

Bergmann, Ali 261, 294

Barlow, Cassie 244

222, 223

Ag Ambassadors 246

Ahlrichs,

Anna 265

Asian Student Association

Adkins,Joni 251, 298

Berger,

228

Barbour, Kristin 265

Puneet 228

234

12,

Berger, Nicole 213

75

74,

Baptist Student

Gavin 85

Arviso,

Ackerman, Derick 265

110

^aun

lolm,

Benton, Crystal

Appleberry, Jamie 254

Alan

k)hann

Bent Left 312

Ruchira 228

Balk, Derek

Arthur, Lindsey 246

Accounting Society 246

Ball,

Applebee's 38

Arora,

Aaron, Moira 241, 2^4

Amanda

51,

2^)4

Mandy 294

113,

Adam

171

294

Matthew 228


11,232

ohannon,

Tittiny

ohaunon,

AmanJa 246

ohlmann Kunz, Adam 295 oles, Shawna 265 Brian 215

oley,

Br.Kltord, Raciu'l

Bradley, JcH

Bradley,

226, 295

300

John 295

Brockman,

Tom

265

Drew 220

Brunker, Jenny 243

Bromert, Nick 164

Brunkhorst, Randa

Brady,

John 231

Brommer, Patrick 257

Brady,

Tom

Brooker,

87

Bruner,

Brokaw, Heather 182,201

Amanda

242, 246, 266 Bryant, Robert 264

42

Brafman, Benjamin 85

Brooks, Brian A. 220

Bryant, Veronica 228

Bramlage, Angela 246, 265

Brouse, DaNeile 259

Buchanan, Bobbie

onnett, Greg 180

Brandes, Ashley 295

Brow, Marsha 241

Buchanan, Danielle

orcyk, Jamie 232

Brandon-Falcone, Janice

Brown, Allison 231,266

Buck, Erin 252

Brown, Andy 257

Buckley, Eric 257, 266

Brown, Bridget

Buckner, Marcy 266

ollinger,

Geoff 180

olton, Michael

osley,

220

Scott 55

ossung,

Mary 248

106,

300

Brandt, Leslie 295

ostwick.Chad 28. 180, 181

Brawner, Scott 265

ostwick, Scott 180

Brazil,

othofjohn 214, 215

Bredehoeft,

oulter, Sara

244

Amber

Bredehoeft,

254, 261, 265

Aimee 246 Kim 224, 295

138, 231, 261, 295

Brown, Christine

10,

234, 235

Bucy, Melanie 137, 250

Budden, Alex 214, 215

Brown, Harold 147, 264

Buerman, Margaret 295

Brown, Joshua 295

Buffalo Bills 171

owers, Nicole

Bridger, Deidra 251

Brown, Kathryn 244 Brown, Lindsey 295

BulLAfton 266 Bunch, Aaron 259

Brown, Nicole 252, 295

Buners, Nicole 250

owers,

Ryan 180

owser, Justin

180

Angela 249

Brigham, Daniel 305 Brink,

Aaron 295

ox, Jacqueline 295

Briscoe, Victoria 295

oyce, David 113

Bristle,

Brad 236

loyd,

Chasiry 83

Bnttingham, Anthony 305

ioyd,

Daniel 180

Britton,

k)ye,

Desirae 232, 244, 255

Brockman, Michelle 231

Layne 249, 253

1

Brown, David 241

Bredehoeft, Maria 8

Briggs,

1

Buckridge, Bret 180

owen. Sherry 243, 295 231, 236, 241, 258

1 1

Brownly, Travis 201 Broyles,

Laveda 248

Brucia, Carlie 90

Bruhn,

Amanda

Brumm,

Burchett, Lance 113

Buresh, Burgess,

295

Lisa 266

Brummel, Nick 295

Dana 228 Mary 232,258, 266

Burke, Bobby 234

Burklund, Brent 260, 261 Burmeister, Jon 246, 266

^.,v.


Bumes,Taft 24-X 295 Burns, Billy 215

Carr,

Bums, Danny

Carrico, Lisa 264

34, 220, 226, 227, 261,

246

106,

Cox,

Clemens, Roger 86

Anna 296

Clifton,

Cline,

Kim

268

Lisa

I

Craig,

Cameron

208, 242

Tobby 245

Craine, Jason 260

Cloverdyke,

Carrow, Meagan 305

Coaltcr, Terry 295

Cramer, Dale 25

Carter, Katie 243

Cobb, Samara 250, 266

Crane, Rebecca 236

Bumuighs, David 209, 266

Carter, Kelly 216

Cochell,

Burson, Oakley 228

Carrier, Danielle 213

Coffelt,Tma 295

Crawford,

Carver. Elizabeth 244, 266

Coffey, Billy 246

Crawford, Jeanne 300

Casady, Jennifer 246, 295

Cole, Maggie 10

Crawford, Keri 255, 268

Casey, Patrick 242, 295

Cole, Sarah 243, 259, 296

Crawford,

Coleman, Anita 222, 255

Crawford, Rachel 162

Coleman, Callie 220, 245, 266

Creason, Mike 215

Kamille 235, 236, 295 235, 236, 237

Burrell, Kayli

Busch-BuUock, Marianne

2

'57

Bush, George

16,34,60,89,90,91,92

Castle,

Bush, Justin 57, 261

Cat Crew

243

Byers, Alison Byler,

Amanda

Ryan 245

220, 226

8,

9

226, 227

Cadle, Chris 246

Cady, Laura 295

Collins,

Andrea 257, 266

Crenshaw-Gardner, John 234

Cerda, Jamie 242

Collins, Christine

Eric

295

Caldwell, Angle 266 Caldwell, Audrey 258, 295

Caldwell, Monica 231, 266

Calgary Stampeders 171 Calkins, Heather 295

Calote,

Mark 242

Cameron, Jennifer 252, 266 235, 295

Campbell, Cindy 244, 250, 257, 266

Campbell, Cody

1

80

18, 40,

234, 243, 295

Campbell, Jamie 188 Campbell,

Kim

Campbell,

Tommy

255, 257 236, 246,

Campus Crusade Campus Crusade

for Christ

224

for Christ

(Leadership Group) 224 Cantrell,

Colby 266

249, 253, 259, 268

Delhoi

Cronk, Richard 180

DeLon

Comeau, Anna 244

Cross, Tracy 188,

Comedy

Crossland, Barbara 298

13,

228,234

Central 5

Croskiey, Jennifer 220

Chapman, Jason 296

Comer, Sean 261

Crotty, Russell 257

Chappelow, Brent

Comes, Daniel 251, 268

Crouch, Brina 305

Comes, Elizabeth 244

Crouch, Ross 245, 252

Charley, Roger 224

Common Ground

226, 227

Crouse, Lindsey 216

Chase, Rachael 51, 236,256

Compton, Hailey

236, 237

Cmth, Matt 215

Chen,Shu-Yun 223

Conary, Heather 216

Crystal Tran 244

Cheney, Dick 91

Conn, James 245

Cuda,

Cheme, Lindsey 257

Connel, Brian 242

Cultural Exchange Club 251

Chervek, Nathan 266

Connot, Arren 246

Cuminale, Christine 242,246, 268

Conyers, Morgan 220, 296

Cunigan, Derick 220

Cook,Jenna 224, 257, 268 Cook, Jonathan 220

Cunningham, Ashley 226,

Chiodini, Theresa 259, 261

Cook, Justin 242

Cunningham, Brian 268

Chopra, Sumit 266

Cook, Kailea 202, 203, 296, 201

Christensen, Cortnee 266

Cook, Kenny 180

Anna 232

Chinmin

Buele, Victor 162,296

180

29,

Campus House 224

Cooke,

Christionson, Nate 182

Coons, Matt 215

Chumley, Damien 180

Cooper, Jessica 241,246

Ciak,Jenell 300

Cooper, Ashlee 224, 228

Ciaramitaro, William 214,215,

Coplen, Kelly 20, 21

Bill

Copple,

Jeff

Copps, Michael 84

Dalzell,

Comett, Chase

D'Amato,

224, 233, 235, 241 Correll,

208

Dake, Brooke 296

Citizens for Smoke-Free Mary\'ille

295

Deiw!

232, 268

Dahm,

Matt 241

Kim

241

Amy

Daming, Jason

187 33,

305

Dance and Drag Show 227

Clarance, Bilal 192

Corson, Mark 285

Daniel, Karen 129

Clark, Darcell 180

Cosby, BUI 106

Daniel,

Cardinal Key 224

Clark, Debbie 300

Cothrine, Bume'a 235

Daniels, Sariah 224, 257

Carkeek, Tracy 266

Clark, Jacqueline 266

Counihan, Sean 220, 268

Daubert,

Carlm,Jon 241, 266

Clark, Jordan 257, 266

Country Faith 226

David, Janelle 220

Ryan 246

Doug 264

Clark, Judy 298

Countryside Bistro 39

David, John 296

Carlson, Lucas 236

Clark, Steve 31

Couric, Katie 84

Davis, Jennifer 244

Carpenter, Kalyn 244

Clark, Wesley 90

Carpenter, Kevin 220, 295

Claxton, Sheena

Carpenter, Carr,

236, 246

Shaun 246, 266

Amy

fy I^<

Courter, 1

88

Ray

98,

121,

Courter, Scott 180

135

Davis,

Denp

Im ^

29

Amber 268

M

244

Kristi

CipoUa, Christina 187

Claflin, Carol

ma

Cook, Ryan 220

Christian, Juantiensha 220

36

Deb;

Carder, Niki 221, 222

Adam

:lia(

189, 272

Capoor, Yash 228

Carlson,

m

Cronin, Colleen 236

ColwelL Christie

266

247, 266

Delant

Croisant, Lindzy 21

Champlin, Jace 180

Christian

Campbell, Desiree

kbne

Criner, Tiffany 241, 268

Collins, Rachael

Chamberlain, Sara 232, 259, 295

Wayne 298

DelSif

Criminal Justice Club 250

Colter, Sarah 244

Chinn, Jason

Campbell, Christine 220,

180

173,

Chamberlain, Kathryn 137, 261

Chifton,

Calton, Elzabeth A. 230

188, 268

246

Collins, Josh

234, 246, 248, 259, 296

Calbert, Diezeas 180, 201

Andy

Creger,

Cats 51, 72

Chandler,

Cabinet 122

Megan 257

Alan 241

Chalmers, Jane 197

Ximena

Cody 242

Colling,

Chadwick, Candi 266

Cahanis, Anne-Laure 265

Crane, Sharon 268

Caton, Darby 266

Chabak,

Cahallero,

Thomas 305

>ViOIl

Summer 241,268

Cradick,

235, 243

Carroll, Jane 34

241, 243, 255, 256, 257 Burrell,

)avii.'

Cox, Nick 296

Clifon, Brent 201

226

Carrillo, Malisa

Bums, Keely

295

David 241,252, 295

Kenneth Jr. 232

Davis, Latonya 106

Clayton, Joceylyn 150

Coverdell, Allison 296

Davis, Lauren 305

Clemens, Brett 180

Cowles, Carol 232

Davis, Neal 264

Demi


)avis, Stcph.iiiic

IVnnis, ilcilhcr 24^^ 255

222

296

)avisson, LinJsey 244,

Ebony 268

DePriest, Jarrett 236

)awson, Elisha 305

Desouza, Stephanie 228

)ay,

Leah 187

)ay,

Rebecca 232, 246 296

)eWee,se, Jef'ferey

Howard 90

)ean,

Dcperalta,

DoJcJilhan 201 Dohrman, Caleb 180

Duke, Linda 295

Dombrowski, Lydia

Duncan,

234, 235, 296

Amanda

259, 296

Dunham, Doug 295

Dettmer, Emily 249, 255, 268

Donaldson, John 270

Dev Choudhury, Shyam 228

Dcinovan,

Dcwhirst, Robert 300

Doolitrle, Stephanie 243

Doswell,

Andrew

Dulle, Jeremy 296

2

1

Chuck 82

Dunlap, Michael 270 Dunlap, Patrick 235, 270

Dunn, Marcella 270

)ecker,

Mandy 222

Dexheimer,

)ecker,

Merci 252, 268

Dcy,Jenna 243, 258

Dotson, Laura 118, 305

Dunsworth, Jason 180

Durmus, Levent 270

24

Billy

Dhir, Siddharth 228

DoiM, 11, William 305

)eGraaf, Michael L. 242

Di Luciano, Martino 71

Doudna, Lisa 224, 248, 256, 270

)eGrange, Whitni 305

Dicke, Tarryn

Dougherty, Eric 236

)eets,

Brandon 224

231, 241, 242, 251, 268

)eimeke, Nick 247, 268 )eJongh-Slight, Lori

187

)elSignore, Nicholas 55, 261

McCarten 236,

)elaney,

250, 268 !)elanty,

Ryan 261

16,

26, 31

24,

Delta

Tau Alpha 250

Delta Zeta 26, 45,

240

Demir, Sibel 268

Dencklau, Danielle 268

Meghan

228, 234, 243

Dennis, Emilv 224, 296

Dusenbery, Melissa 228, 250, 296 Duvall, David 121

Dye, Michael 260, 261

Amanda 270

Drews, Patricia 285, 300 Drittmire, Molly

Dana 245

Driggers,

Adam

10

242

Dillon, Kristina 216

Drummond,

Dimmitt, Kimberly 255, 268

Dryer, Charles 8

Eades, Jonathan 44

Dubolino, Tony 44

Eagan, Jessica 244

Duering, Brian 252

Eamhart, Joshua 242

Ditsch,

Abby 201,241

Ben 296

24,

25,

Erin 241

Duffey, Keith

Dix, Emily

Dempsey, Peter 305

Denney,

Dozark,

Drewes,Josh 180

Disselhoff,

80,

296

Drew, Margaret 298

Digiovanni, Lisa 57, 244

Dill,

Delta 148, 250

222, 226, 296

DigEM 252

DeLong, Laura 261

Mu

Megan

Phillip 223, 235,

LDowman, Kelly 222

Glen 80

Dignan, Kyle 248

Delta

Dovel,

5

Diego, Larrea 268

Delhomme, Jake 87 )eltaChi

1 1

Dickey, Erica 228

Dietrich,

Derick 182

Delehant,

Dickerson, Tittany

Douglas, Sandra 252

Dunn,

132,

224, 231,

233, 235, 241, 250, 251, 268

226

Easley, Kyle

246

David 220

Dugan, Brian 242

Easterla,

Dugan, Dave 187, 214, 215

Eboh, Ken 180

Bob 168

Dixon, Lmdsey 224, 244, 296

Dugan, Sean 242

Ebrecht,

DoJd, Daley 222, 236

Duggan, Brad 231

Eckstein, Sasha 248,

305

ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA Aspire, Seek, Attain! Coni^ratiilations to our "raduatin^ seniors!

Iwt/e*'

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EdJy, Erin 296

Ellis,

Edgar, Brian 82

Ellwanger,

Edgar, Christy 83

Emberton, Katie 296

Field,

Eugene 80

Edgar, Neil 83

Emporia State Univorsiiv

Field,

Richard 300

189

Fields,

Edmonds, John 180

lennitcr 247, 270

187,

Megan

Edwards, Carla 131, 258

Encore Performances

Edwards, John 90

Ensler,

Edwards, Kristen 55, 260, 261

Epperson, Tlira 252, 270

Edwards, Nick 296

Epps, Sheri 232

Egan, Kristie 228, 257, 296

Equestrian

Egeland, Carla 224, 270

Eggebrecht,

Dana 296 197

Eggers, Traci

Eickhort",

Eimer,

300

Eldred, Paula 270 Eliot,T.S.

72,

73

Elkm, Emily 197 Elking, Tiftany 305

Andrew 220

Falkner, E.J.

188, 215

296

Adam

209

Faulkner,

Estes,

Andrea 220, 270

Feather, Curtis 296

Estes,

Bobby 140

Fehring, Kate 241, 270

Estes,

Dana 257

Feich,

Farquhar, Edward E.J.

19,

1

Mike 175

Felton, Richard

Fisher,

Fisher,

224, 270

John 257

Fisher,

Megan

Fisher,

Richard 24

Fisher,

Sarah 296

300

228, 258, 296

Euler,

Karamaneh 249 295

Evans, Mitchell 246

Ewing,

Adam

270

Ferguson, Josh 241

Flag Corps 252

Ferguson, Lindsey 222, 241

Megan

Ferguson,

224, 257, 296

Eye, Derek 220, 270

Fiala, Laci

Ellis,

Carla 270

Eye,

.y/C'

*r Iwef

Ron 300

Fichtner,

Flaharty, Josh Flattery,

243, 296

3

Colette 241

Fleming, Catherine 243, 270 Flinn,

224,252, 255, 270

Amanda

Lacey 228

Fix ter. Tiffany 236, 296

Ferguson, Kara 235

270

Ukpong 228

305

Ferguson, Ernie 220, 298 Fitzgerald,

Euler, Russ

of MaryviUe

Heather 257

Fisher, Jesse

Ferris,

Melissa 235, 251, 252,

264

203

Church

221

Fitzgerald, Erica

Ethridge, Russell 270

'

Firebaugh, Cassidy 241

Ferguson, Nick 270

Brad 182

175, 180

First Baptist

Eye, Brian 220

Elliott,

180

Findiey, Jared

Farmer, David 220, 231, 250, 270

246

Associa-

Finke, Kristen 235, 243

180,201

Matt 231

Esther, Joe 236,

Finch, Heath

Family Day 21

Ewing, Stephanie 222

Elliot,

250

110,

Estep,

Eischeid, Michelle

136,

Ken

bairhurst,

Espey,

242, 270

236, 241, 252

FauchilJ,

236

Eisaman, Alicia 243

Eiswert.Jmi

226

Amy

Ryan 33

Adam

26,

Management

tion 252

Espeer,

Ashley 249, 253, 259

Tanesha 197

FiUion, Nicole 246, 201

i

Erwin, Ashlee 224, 259, 270

Eickhoff, Jaime 33, 296 Eickhott,

Team

â&#x20AC;˘

\

Financial

Escher, Angelita 224,

Ehlebracht, Lily 305

Fiedler,

Eve 335

Drew

Erks,

7

Mike 29, 180 Ben 296

Fiech,

44, 243

Casey 236

Flock, Jeff 89 Flohr, Charlie

180


loreiicc,

Freeman, Ashlcc 244, 259, 296

Paiucl 257

loyd, Elson 98, 335

lynn, Dallas 180,201

Nancy 298

Raymond 180

bnoti,

bnoti, Richard

Galitz, Melissa 254,

Frerkiny, Kari

Gallagher, Kyle 215

241, 251, 252, 270, 274

Friederich, Laura

197,317

bntaine, Gelina 255, 270

Fricdrich, Lacy 242,

bot, Jeffrey 232

Froeiilich,

braker, Kyla 44, 243

Frost,

brck, Meredith 249

Frucht, Richard 92, 300

brd, David 224

Fry,

breman, Travis 246

Tim

79

bster's

Kayla 244

Fulton, Richard 60, 98,

102,

147, 236, 246, 247, 273

Gonzalez,

300

Ada

226, 227

GallaliLT,

John 240, 277, 298

Gonzalez, Alex 86

CJallahcr,

Robin 240, 298

Goold, Michelle 188

Goes, Gerrad 180

Gamma Chi 18, 219 Gamma Theta Upsilon Gardner,

Leon 60

Jolene 246

Gomel, David

260, 261

Gordon, Anne 231, 246, 249

Gorham, Jack 305

252

Garcia, Andrea 244

Cody 261 Ben 220,296

Fuller,

Aquatic Center 40

"otiadis,

Aaron 180

FuUbright, Brad 224, 231, 270

Robert 102, 121

bster,

246, 270

Rochelle 163

Fuerth, 78,

Gollady, Shedrick 242

Gamblin, Chad 34

Fuentes,

brensics 252 •orsythe,

Goldstein, Nicole 244, 259

231, 234

Gale, Tiffany 224. 235

Frerkmg, Lindsay 257

180

Abby

13,

French. Mike 214, 215

America 226

blkloric of Latin

12,

232, 234, 296

52,

lynn, Julie 224,270 bley,

Galhraith,

Freemyer, Danielle

Amanda

Alea 252

Gorrell,

228, 232, 261

Gosnell, Tracie 273

Gardner, Travis 192

Goss, John 180

Garg, Aadhar 228, 305

Goudge, Beth 300

Garland, Logan 224

Goudge,

Gamer, Crystal 270

Goymerac, Michael 164

Gamer, Kyle 192

Grabowski, Christine 246, 273

Garrett, Derek

Graf, Peter 305

180

Eric

180

Garrett, Julie 244

Graf, Steffi 210

Garrett, Nicole 270

Grammatico, Damien 245

Garten, Scott 295

Granger,

:ox,John 87, 296

Garver, Robbie 242

Grant, Ashley 140

Jackie 241

Chad

182

•owler, Katie

188

•owler,

Funk, Christina 241 Funston,

•owler,

Chanda

151, 259,

298

Laura 150, 209

Amanda

1

Gaskil, Karissa 251

Gray, Jaquie 244

rancis,

Gehit, Keejet 241

Gray, Jessie 273

•rank,

Geier, Lindsay 255, 257, 270

Gray, Joshua 220, 242

•oy,

Ginny 270 Gabe 180

•razier,

Alexander 305

Geiss, Stephanie 244, 273

Gray's Truck Stop 36

rrazier,

Amanda 246

Geo Club 252

Greater Maryville

Frederick, Erin 245,

^reerksen, Ashley

296 Gahkloulhnc, Anvar 252, 270

197

Congratulations Seniors!

Campus

Safety

Gerdzhikov, Pavel 71

Chamber Commerce 38 Greek Week 44

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TmilxTlake, Justin 84

Vandivort, Jason 236, 246

Dawn

291

Stephanie

303

Varnon,

Vavricek, Larry 252, 254,291

Ursch, Nicole 291

Vavricek, Luke 242

USBank

Vega, Edwin 245

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180

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182,201, 231, 235, 303

Turtle,

Verdi, Nicholas 291

Verma, Pooja 228

Mike 261

Vescovo, Laura 303

Andrew

251, 261

Valadez, Louisa 261 Vetter,

Van Boening, Angela 249, 253, 259

Alex 178

Tyre, Seth 236

Tyron,

93

180

Turner, Lewis 303

Todd, Matthew 220, 235, 303 Todiirov,

Turner,

Ann

Verbeck, Mary 236

Marcella 232

Tuinei, Joe 178,

Sashank 228

Veneman,

187

Vertako, 29, 113,

18

Underwood, Henry 303

Becky 264

Trujillo,

Todd, Aaron 241

Liz

Vasquez, Nic 24

Veligati,

Troyer,

Tjeerdsma, Melvin

123

45, 98,

Varnan, Elizabeth 243, 259

Venable, Grant 160, 164, 165

Trowbridjje, Sarah

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Vansaghi,Tom

Tritten, Tyler 291

Troxel, Michael 304

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VanOsdale, Bryan 106 62

Tripp, Katie 250

Tindall, Jamie 246 71

Anna

Dan

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Tinmierman, Melissa 244, 291

Tinsley, Joyce

162, 231, 291

Umscheid, Amanda 224, 303

201, 246

Jammi 246

Vandermillion, Robert 242

Trede, Bradley 182, 236,

51, 69, 228, 236, 261

Heather 241

Uckhiyudora,

Laar,

Zante, Alisa 303

VanBuskirk, Emily

Ulrich,Jan 87

Trester,

iTjeerdsma, Carol

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Van

VanAusdal, Dennis 19

Tran, Crystal 234, 303

Trent,

Mike 180

Tillui.m,

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Ashley 22

Tower Yearbook 260

192

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180

Touney, Bryan 182, 201

John 291

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Tooniey,

Tyser,

2 36

Tomlin, Katherine

255

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Dave 180

Tominia, Ciina

298

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Kriry 244

Mandy

TysdahLTroy

187 180, 235, 250

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Van

Dusseldorp, Katie

Corey 197

188,303

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Amy

236

Nathan 291

Victor, Jodi 235,

241, 244, 248

Victor, Julie 235, 241,

Viditto, Stacy Villines,

248, 250

236

Laura 253, 259

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Adam '87

Weinstein, Jacciuelinc 291

Vinci 261 Vireger, DaviJ 295

Vogel, Jeni 264

VoUers, Cortnee 250, 257, 291 197, 198

Vollertsen, Sarah

Von Hohen, Roger Vorderbruegg, Voris,

35

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Amy

153

Michael 291

Vomi, Lindsey 224

Vorthmann, Cassi 244, 303 Vossenkemper, Jake 246 Vostre:, Li: 243, 258, 303,

324

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Waigand, Kathryn 291 Waldeier, Jeremy

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Waldo, Nick 242 Walker, Alyssa 163

Walker, Jim 295 Walker, Matt 256

Walkout Day 24 Wallace, Sarah 188, 189, 291 Wallace, Tiffany 220, 291 Walters, Barbara 84

Wand, Becky

241, 261

Wand, Jim 51 Wand, Seth 178 Ware, Brett 295

Washam, Lindsay 243 Washburn University 180 Wasson, Dustin 291 Waters, Justin 231 Waters, Ryan 180

Watkins, Daniel 235

Watson, Michelle 224

Watson, Nicholas 224, 235, 242,261,303

Watts, Ben 241

Weaver,

Jeff

86

Webb, Diedre 226 Webb, Falohn 244 Weber, Jared 257, 291 Webster,

Jill

244, 303

Webster, Mallory 58,

59,

220, 303

Weeder, Matt 182, 201,228 Weichinger, David 80 Weigel, Miranda 231


WollcSicUa

Tower 2004 Colophon Northwest Missouri State University's 83rd volume of Tower was printed by Herff Jones, 601 Travis Lane, Shawnee Mission, Kan. The 336-page hook had a press run of 2,300 and was electronically submitted. Quarter-bound cover printed in 15 Rich Gold and 1754 Silktouch Viridian Green with 16 Brush Grain. Paper use as follows: special section printed on Natural CT-3 paper stock with remaining pages printed on 1001b. Bordeaux. All spreads with color photography accented with

UV lamination.

232, 244, 258

Yarnell, Jason

221, 222

Wolff, Sara 293

Yarnell, Karin

222

Womack, Cher>'l 58 Women's Northwest Gulf 232 Wong, Amos 3 Wood, Keith 81 Wood, Li: 48, 232 Wood, Marietta 293

Yarnell,

Woodke,Josh 245

Young, Cole 222

Woodland,

Dam

242

Yates,

were used to scan negatives.

Ben 241, 242, 248

York,

Youmans, Travis 220

Young Democrats of Missouri and America 234 Young, Sara 224, 248

Woods, Angela 228

Young, Tyler 293

Woods, Clint 224

Young, Yao-Chieh 222, 223

Woody, Elizabeth 278

Younghans, Jennifer 293

Wooton, Vicki 182, 183,

184,200

Workman, Ashley 242, 246 World AIDS Day 227 Worley, Melissa 236

Wright, Andrea 78 Wright, Brandon 220, 222

Zacharias,

Individual portraits and campus organization

Wright, Matthew 34, 293

223, 235, 246, 293 Zehley, Jenny 243

Wright, Sheila 228 Zeliff,

New York,

Melea 187

Zaroor, Allison

Wright, Rachelle 220, 293

photos were taken by Thornton Studios, 40 W. St.,

180

Yeldelhjoel 246

Woon,C.oHur 298

Tower was produced in Adobe Pagemaker 7.0 using Macintosh G4 computers. Photoshop 7.0 and Eye Correct were used to color manage all photos. Simple Tech Flash Link UCS-200 was used to download all images from Nikon DIX digital cameras. Nikon Super Coolscan 4000 ED scanners

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Ashley 220

Yeager, Jason

Woodland, Nathan 220, 242, 293

Meghan 222

N.Y., 10010. National

news

photos were purchased from Associated Press

Worldwide Photos and Getty Images. National Advertising was sold through Scholastic Advertising Inc., of Carson City, Nev. Inquiries concerning Tower should be sent to: Tower Yearbook, 800 University Drive, No. 7 Wells Hall, MaryviUe Mo., 64468

Nancy

257, 298

Wrisinger, Heather 293

Wunder, Melissa 187

Wynn, Heather 240

Zeller, Jeff

245

Zenkovich, Alexandra 62 Zenor, Katie 228

Zeus and Hera Pageant 44

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Zimmerschied, Sarah 236 Zimmerschied, Erin 261

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Zuerlein, Sarah 251, 293

Yaple, Steven 293

Zuk,

Amy

236

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thank the following people

for their

contributions to the production of the 2004 yearbook:

Laura Widmer,

Ann

Lockwood, Herff Jones, Thornton

Murphy, Julie Bogart, Nancy Hall, Debbie King, Jerry Donnelly, Student Affairs Office, Data Processing, Registrars Office, Dean Hubbard, University Relations, Darren Whitley, the Northwest Missourian and Heartland View, Studios, Scholastic Advertising, Will

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was enroute of Student Senate approval followed by the Board

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27.

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Northwest Missouri State University Tower Yearbook

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