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Swaying to the

music, fans of Switchfoot

sing along during their concert held

in

Bearcat Arena. Musical opportunities and

other student

life

events allowed students

to develop their taste ries w/ith peers,

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and create memo-

photo by Meredith Currence


From first

the

moment you walked

class to the

to

your

day you strode across

the stage in Bearcat Arena to receive

your diploma, you've changed. vious.

No one

stays exactly the

ob-

same throughout

everyone undergoes their

their years in college;

own

It's

individual experiences.

Just like writing a

term paper, you begin your time

and it's your responsibility to create what you will become. During Advantage Week, Freshmen meet Peer Advisers who know which classes to take, what professors to avoid and the best groups to join. They guide students in the direction of their respective majors and help those who aren't sure where to begin. Through early involvement, agriculture students get their hands dirty at the farm, education maat the University

with a blank

slate

Artistic

venue

instruments provide another

for self

expression to students at the

University. Maryville for

many

was

a starting place

college bands and solo

photo by Katie

Mannequins stand ready dressed

artists.

Pierce.

to

be

by merchandising majors. Stu-

dents often received hands on experience during the textile and apparel classes, photo by Katie Pierce

and mass communication

jors write lesson plans

students produce radio broadcasts.

Students pass the

way

across campus.

ed extra weeks

tennis courts on their

Warm weather

for students to avoid winter

wear, photo by Katie Pierce

Costumes and atmosphere

Pub

at

provid-

In

a

their

sAioiv of pride, Korean students sing national anthem.

raising

The annual

flag

event took place on Walkout Day.

photo by Marsha Jenrtings

spirits create a party

the Pub on Halloween. The

routinely hosted live

bands

to

draw

in

college students, photo by Meredith Currence

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/

D

uring events like Back-2-School Bash and residential life programs, you have the opportunity to form bonds with others.

With your

friends,

you choose how

to

spend your

Whether it includes checking out local bars, staying in and studying at B.D. Owens Library or cheering on the Bearcats in the Greenhouse. After planning out your academic schedule, you pick electives and join organizations. This gives you a free time.

chance

to explore other things.

As the year

Perched atop the on

a

nut.The animals were

a

munches

common

sight

at the University, photo by Meredith Currence

Last day preparations include ming the pomps on the Mehrhoff.

float for

trim-

Amanda

Many groups worked around the

clock on the

last

day to finish their

floats

on

time, photo by Lauren Baker.

Displaying a unique dock inflates

some steam during

The event

pated as part of the Mr. Northwest compe-

games

tition

included free food, music and

participants, photo by Marsha Jennings

for

Sean Pad-

Paddock

partici-

hosted by Alpha Sigma Alpha, photo

by Meredith Currence

Henne prepares team pitched

in

to

Norris, catcher

return the

ball.

Jon

The

multiple patterns during

practices, photo by Katie

t

talent,

a latex glove.

After a pitch by Josh

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mouth and www.rat-

Through the events you participate in, the organization's you join, the people you meet and the teams you cheer for, you develop a sense of who you are. Just like the "Choose Your Own Adventure" books from your childhood, it's your choice which path you will take. It's time to create yours.

Guerrero and Joshua McCarl to blow off Fest.

of

chatting with your perfect professor.

Inflatable boxing gloves allow Diana

Fall

word

eyourprofessor.com help you choose what classes to take. You'll figure out what teaching style best suits you or find yourself at the Pub on a Friday afternoon

sign outside the Ad-

ministration Building, a squirrel

passes,

Pierce.

i


week of Ik in

activities

the rain for

they participate

From

ade.

mbers jng

Bid

in

the

of Delta Chi

Homecoming

Day to graduation, the

greek

ties that

i last lir

of

culminates with a

members

organizations

built

could span the country

long past the day they received

bid. photo by Chris Lee

A steady flow administrators

dent Union

is

of students, faculty

means the

J.W.

and

Jones Stu-

almost never empty. As stu-

dents passed one another they exchanged hello's

with familiar faces. They shared their

stories

and cultures with new people as

they created their

own

experience, photo

by Meredith Currence

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an open schedule, you began shaping and molding your experiences to make them your own. Activities Council and the ith

Student

campus

radio station

came

together for

time to bring you the muchanticipated Back 2 School Bash. the

first

You watched Staff

as the Health

demonstrated

how

and Safety

quickly your

residence halls could go up in flames

with a mock dorm built by student Matt Young. Sororities

and

fraternities celebrated

the addition of

Greek

new members

to

your

families.

and floats showcased "Bobby in the Big Apple" during Homecoming festivities. The men of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and the women of Phi Mu took first place in the Variety Show. Their skit spoofed the Ghostbusters Team coming Skits

to the rescue to relieve its

Roberta Hall of

ghost.

A weekend

of diversity brought

you

together and gave you a chance to take in

other cultures.

With

all

the opportunities you had to

experience college life and get involved, you were allowed to create your own lives at the University.

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At the helm

of the radio station XI 06.7

Inside the press box

at

the Bearcat Pitch,

in

Steve Serrano announces a game. Serrano

time at the studio. As a freshman, Fleming

served as general manager for the radio

was able to get real on-air and promotions

station XI 06.7

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experience

Patricl<

in his first

Fleming puts

semester

versity, photo by Chrii Lee

OOSISTUDENT LIFE

at the Uni-

KZLX-LR Maryville. He also

produced Bearcat Update and Bearcat on

KNWT Channel

8.

photo by

Chris Lee

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^S

Ste pOn In Students face Hadi child

in the

classroom watched and

istened carefulK' as Lauren Merle read a Dr.

book, changing her voice to lew character that entered the storv. ?eiiss

fit

world' early

'real

each

The Uni\ersitv provided opportunities

for

in

Student Chrissie Walter said the Education Department's reputation of excellence affected her decision to attend the University. "Northwest is known for its teachers," Walter said.

"My

me

high school principal told

came from Northwest

students to have hands-on experience in their

that our best teachers

najor fields as soon as their

was one of the big factors that led me come here." The HPERD Department also provided many opportunities with practicum classes

Departments

like

first

semester.

mass communication, edu-

and health, phvsical education, recreand dance provided classes and organiations to students most colleges didn't offer

:ation ition

their junior year.

intil

It's

reallv a selling point for

nent,"

our depart-

Mass Communication Department

Jhair Jody Strauch said.

students get experience

TV and

earbook, In the

"We

try to

make

sure

on the newspaper,

radio in their

first

year."

department, regular and practicum

so that to

and internships that department chair Terry Robertson said left students with more than 1,000 hours field experience by the time they graduated.

Robertson said by getting hands-on expeon what areas needed work and what areas the rience, advisers gave students pointers

students were talented

Robertson said

in.

it

asses got students outside the classroom

also helped students so thev didn't waste

orking on staff for student publications and

years of schooling before thev got a real feel

naking short films

for the television station.

'ty

Ad Ink and

of Professional Journalists

Soci-

helped students

Serrano network with companies

ike Steve

ind progress in their majors early on.

in

intern

I

"Mv

first

year as

had more experience than anvone

hat

was

my

other school because

a junior or senior at I

KU

or

MU

or

knew what was

in that field,"

many to

lents in the

to

experience the

at-

nosphere as early as their freshman year. Horace Mann served as a laboratory school o University students

who

taught pre-school

hrough sixth grade students. Other classes like Introduction

Robertson

"There are so in that spe-

the proof

was from award-win-

tion of excellence across the state,

department

professors and students believed getting stu-

dents involved early was what put the University

above others. feel

hands on

is

what distinguishes

us from other programs," Strauch said. "In

had students tell me the reason they Northwest is because they could get involved early. always tell them there are two advantages to getting hands on early. One is thev have enthusiasm coming in and we want fact, I've

came

to

I

to

keep

that.

Two

Education and Literature for Elementary Stu-

career

about."

Writer

is all

is

them

lents pro\-ided learning opportunities to stu-

about different aspects of teaching.

said.

ning publications or the University's reputa-

lets

lents

like.

you're compatible

area."

volved early

to Special

if

change and you won't be stuck

"We

classrooms

was

two

opportunities that you have a chance

Whether

;oing on."

The education department provided classlike Observation and Activity that got stu-

field

"You learn early on

cific

"I was able to get an internship mv freshnan year because of the experience I had at

Northwest," Serrano said.

what the work

for

Organizations like Radio and Television

sews Directors Association,

majors

that

I

think getting

get a sense of

what

in-

this

Reading to a group of students at Horace Mann Laboratory School, Lauren Merle gets ftrst-tiand experience

in

her major.

Merle took advantage of the University's teaching practicunn to get a

jump on her

future, photo by Lauren Baker

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With a big

smile on his face Austin Gray,

along with friend Brooke Brinsa, carry

belongings into Dieterich day. Residents

Hall

his

on move

in

began moving onto campus

the Thursday before classes started. Fresh-

men met

with their seminar classes and

advisers during

Advantage Week, photo

by

Chris Lee

After receiving his sets

up

his

laptop, Austin Gray

password and

puter. All students living

rent their

own

throughout the

registers his

com-

on campus could

personal

laptop to use

year, photo by Chris Lee

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Members of Cat

Crew

assist

residents of Millikan Hall during

OlOlSTUDEMT LIFE

incoming

move

in

day.

Hundreds of volunteers came to help

new

residents

move

m. photo by Chris Lee


ncoming freshman begins

Week

experience at Advantage

Austin Gray began his college career with a

new nuimmate and

his first

speeding

ticket.

But even that didn't hinder his nerves.

to life in college and their class work. They acted as a peer to talk to the freshmen if they needed help throughout the .semester.

"I was the only one that knew about it," Gray said. "And was like I'm away from home and now I'm out here and I can get a speeding ticket and nobody cares." Along with freedom. Gray arrived at the Uni-

one was Hardcore

versity optimistic about his surroundings.

men how

"Everybody here that I've talked to from going to freshmen meetings and places, and then advisers from Freshman Seminar to my

for

1

make

Gray said. "And they are all just perfectly happy to be here and are happy with the students that are here; whenever they talk about it, they make it sound classes

it

alright,"

like a nice place."

As Gray

settled into his residence hall,

and

amount of people around was part of moving in.

said the large

the coolest

Freshmen had a chance during Advantage Week, tional

Of

and introductory

elevators. "It

was

a long walk,"

elelvators]

waiting in

Among

Gray

were so packed,

"They [the was no use in

said. it

line."

the people welcoming students to

activities.

help

if

Peer Advisor Stephanie James said each

program or activity had a role and hopefully someone would learn something while attending them. "Everything has

a specific

purpose

in

Ad-

vantage Week," James said. "They can benefit if they really listen to the info given, they might not be a benefit to one person, but

somebody else it would have benefited in the group because some of the freshmen are really aware of the world and some are coming from a sheltered environment."

begin his

one of the heaviest things he

PA

their

of educa-

Safety. It taught the freshbe safe on campus and how to go needed.

ably a highlight." recalled

meet

week

to

classmen were settling

He

to a

the 71 activities. Gray said his favorite

"It was probably getting to know everyone on my floor," Gray said. "I grew up with not a whole lot of people all the time, so getting to meet so many new people at once was prob-

moved in was his refrigerator. Grav hauled it up the five flights of stairs due to the overwhelming number of people in line for the

his

When

the

first

first

weekend ended, and upperin,

Grav prepared

to

college classes.

Despite being late to his first class, American Historical Survey, Gray liked how his professor. Matt Johnson, went about teaching the class. "I really, really liked the teacher," Grav said. "He was the exact teacher I've always heard of that you are going to have at college. He told us straight out what was going to happen and what was going on. It was good to hear

the University were Peer Advisers.

that instead of

PAs were students who assisted them during Freshman Seminar, helping freshmen adjust

a lot of times."

Writer

|

Designer

all

that

mumbo-jumbo you

get

Kelsey Garrison |

Mary Clark Experiencing his

first college class,

Austin Gray listens to his adviser during

Freshman Seminar. Students got to

in his class

know one another better by play-

ing the"hey that's

me"game. photobyChm

Lee

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Ice

arm

water runs down Meghan after

grabbing

Ziebarth, like

became /n front of a packed DieterichHall lounge, Nikki

Welborn plays

song on the piano.

a

Welborn was one of two acts to show skill

on the piano during the

Millikan Hall talent show,

which was

off

and

a part

monthly weekend programming

of the

provided by Residential Hall Association hall council,

The duo of

Residence

fay

halls'

Chris tee

Josh Middendorf on guitar Hill,

with You",

Life,

and each residence

photo

and Shanen "I'm

Dietrich

singing Avril Lavigne's

showcase their talent during

the Dieterich and Millikan Hall talent show.

About

a

dozen acts entertained residents

during the show with

all

participants

audience members receiving free to the

Hangar movie theater

tive for the

as an incen-

weekend programming

vided by Residential

Life,

Residence

Association and each residence council, photo by Chris Lee

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and

tickets

proHall

halls' hall

a

many

Ziebarth's

winning rubber duck. students at

Fall

Fest,

a winner, photo by Manha Jennings


HduseofFun A

place to

go for entertainment and prizes k'ff Person entered the room with his ball cap cocked to the side, sporting his "biing" in-

cluding four silver rings adorning his fingers.

With

large chains swinging

over a baggy

shirt,

from his neck he began performing.

Person performed as part of the Dieterich and Millikan Talent Show. The show, held Oct. 14 in Dieterich's main lounge, was part of

programming It

Residential Life offered.

showcased over 14

acts with students

singing, playing guitar, telling jokes

and a spoken word performance. Residential Assistants were required to put on academic, diversity and social programs like "Sex-Tac-Toe" and "Plagiarize This." Residential Life Director Matt Baker said satisfaction rates of programming were

shown

in the results of surveys filled out at

the end of each year and in the return

num-

bers of people living on campus. "I

measure the programs on how much peowhen thev come back and their

ple succeed,

retention," Baker said. "So, satisfied

on

this

it's

not a highly

program, but overall we see

We

do survevs of living in the hall. you with living in the hall?' and every year have very high marks." retention.

'How

satisfied are

Students gathered in the Centennial Garto partake in several events at Fall Fest

den

Sept. 22 hosted bv Residence Hall Association

and Tower Suites Hall Council

Some

at 4

p.m.

fought with oversized red and blue

gloves in a blown-up boxing ring, others

threw water balloons

at one another. Wal-Mart certificates and iPod speakers were giveaways at the festival The event held during Familv Dav weekend allowed some students to get out of their rooms for the night. "Some parents do come on Fridav," Elizabeth Stehly said. "It gives people something to do instead of going out or being stuck in their room doing homework." Tower Suites Complex Director Amanda

Hangar

tickets,

Schiellinger said she hoped the programs would encourage more students to embrace weekend programming. "We really hope to open them up to small programs in the halls," Schiellinger said. "[And] see there is really something to do [on weekends] instead of house parties."

Writer

|

Designer

Kelsev Garrison |

Lindsav Steinkamp

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With a shirt choice discusses

how

hand, Jessie Goerke

in

long she has

of her shirts with

roommates

owned some Crystal

McK-

eever and transfer student Andrea Purvis.

The three in

Roberta

lived

on the Alpha Delta

Using a few minutes fer

Pi

floor

HM. photo by Meredith Currence of free time, trans-

student Andrea Purvis looks over her

math notes before heading out with her sorority sisters. Purvis

Alpha Delta her

first

Pi

semester

0(4|STU0EMT

moved

in

with other

members mid-way through at the University, photo by

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Cred itltoCredit Transfer students look to further their degree She pulled her backpack over her shoulders ind stuck a schedule into her pocket. Flipping

map

in her planner, she took a deep and headed to her first da\' of classes. Andrea Purvis transferred from Ozarks

the

ireath

and Pre-Med, Purvis decided she needed a change and wanted to experience a higher-

just getting acclimated to

level of education.

stuff works,"

"My last school wasn't the best, academically speaking, and for

my major needed I

to

have a

echnical Comniunit\' College in Springfield,

school that was recognized," Purvis said. "The

Ao. Purvis

wanted to experience college life nd the University was the place to do it. 'I had a friend who went here last vear, ind I came up a few times to \'isit her," Purvis

teachers here

aid. "I

heery and upbeat and ready to help at anv

an accredited school, and they teach to that standard. The teachers at mv old school knew they were simply community college teachers, and they taught to that level." Purvis said even though she knew some people, it was still hard meeting new people and making friends. Purvis and McAdam both

jven moment."

decided

fell

ampus and lere.

in lo\e

just loved

I

with the heautv of the

the friendliness of the people

how evervone seemed

McAdam,

Kevin

ransferred from lollege in

Kansas

a

psycholog}'

to

be

major,

Maple Woods Community Citv,

Mo., in the

fall

of 2005.

/IcAdam said he believed the University was k^here he was meant to be because so many Kings fit what he was looking for. It

was

close to

home and

they had a prettv

;ood psychology department," 1

McAdam said.

enjoved the campus and the sports were

pod.

I

had some friends from church that

ent up here also."

As

a

double major in English education

to get

meet people.

know

that they are teaching at

involved with organizations to

McAdam

said he got involved

with Residence Hall Association, Navigators

and Psychology/Sociology Society

after

"I

never

really, it was campus and how

McAdam said. "It didn't take me to figure things out, it helped

too long for

having friends."

However, Purvis said there were some feelings transfer students and freshmen share. similiar

"There are times

when

this is

my

home," Purvis most freshmen

are,

because

feel like a

I

freshman

semester away from

first

said.

am

"I

however

I

homesick like am aware that

those feelings are completely normal. I

can't

like a

seem

freshman.

because

I

I

When

feel a bit

don't want to ask anyone

had too." and Purvis said they were glad

I've

McAdam

made

that they

went through Greek recruitment when I first got here, which was a new experience for me," Purvis said. "I ended up loving it, and becoming a new member of Alpha Delta Pi. That alone has helped me to open up and meet new people." McAdam said he had some problems, but the transition went fairly smooth.

University from a "I like

I

don't want to look like a dork, but

sometimes

he

classroom

to locate a

transferred to the University. "I

freshman

felt like a

it

the choice to transfer to the

community

a lot better,

college.

have friends here

I

more fun," McAdam on campus rather than the professors better and

and being on campus

is

said. "It's better to live

commuting. I like the sports and activities are much Writer Kylie Guier Designer Sheena Sweatman

better.

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With Arrowhead Stadium ground, Kevin

McAdam and

in

the nice weather before the

game. eral

McAdam and

Fall

Classic

his friends arrived sev-

hours before kickoff to

dogs and hang

the back-

friends enjoy

grill

some

hot-

out. photo by Chns Lee

Transfer student Kevin

McAdam

says

hello to a friend while standing in the parking lot at City,

Mo.

Arrowhead Stadium

McAdam met up

in

Kansas

with people he

knew from both the University and Maple Woods Community College, photo by Chns Lee

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Fresh Dinin Campus

Grille receives

Students were no longer limited to their

dorm rooms for watching television and playing video games on campus. J.W.'s Grille replaced Bobby's Grille on the first floor of the J.W. Jones Student Union. J.W.'s came with a total remodeling which included

new

all

tables,

lighting, carpet and a striking

chairs,

new

paint

and green walls with paintings and sculptures created the

job. Red, purple

new new

look.

reminds me Harding said. "And "It

of Applebees," Jana I

really like their chili

fries."

The new restaurant was with such

new

also

equipped

technology as wireless

in-

and flat screen televisions that could be hooked up to a projector with a VCR and DVD player. Students previously only had one television in the Union where they could reternet access

provided a new place for students to unwind with its doors opening a few hours before serving food and closing a few hours after they stopped. The televisions could also be used to play Buzztime, an interactive game where students could play trivia, sports games. lax. J.W.'s

A wide variety of colors

catch the eyes of

students as they pass by the taurant.

J.W.'s

new

J.W.'s res-

replaced Bobby's Grille and

expanded, photo by Chris Lee

Students Ashley Freekin and Zach sit

near a bright red wall inside

Hall

J.W.'s Grille.

Each wall was repainted with a different vibrant color before the opening of the restaurant, photo by Chris Lee

OielSTUDENT LIFE

major upgrade

games such as pool or card games Texas hold 'em. Students could also register and compete against other Buzztime players in

casual like

and keep track of their Buzztime points and ranks and even be-

different locations

come eligible to win prizes. A new pager system was put

in place

students could wait for their food wherever they wanted and be paged when it was finished instead of standing around and waiting while their food was at J.W.'s so

being cooked, as was the case at Bobby's Grille.

"We wanted a place where people could place an order and leave or eat it somewhere else in the Union," Jessica Whaley, Marketing Manager for Campus Dining said. J.W.'s had an expanded menu that included more cold sandwiches and salads along with some of the favorites from Bobby's menu. J.W.'s customer counts were up 78 percent and sales were up 118 percent from when it was Bobby's Grille for the month of September.

Writer

|

Designer

I

Clinton Wiederholt |

Mary Clark


As they watch and

Julie

Stith

television, Sarah Fowler

answer

a

triva

question.

Televisionss

were put up

Grille to offer

cable and video games, photo

all

around JW's

by Chris Lee

Ideal Eats J.W/s

Grille 1

Buffalo Strips

With blue cheese] or ranch... $5.49 |

Mozzarella

Moons Cheddar Cubes Strip Steak

With marinara $4.49

sauce

With ranch dressing...

$3.99

10 oz. cooked at request... $11.99

Chicken Strip Basket Cheeseburger

Chicken tenders and fries... $5.79

1/2 lb.; choice of cheese... $4.79

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Pete Ross performs

a

saxaphone solo

during a song with the Mike Sullivan Band.

The band had only been together

months by the time

for

two

of the concert, photo by

Meredith Currence

Guitar duets by

Phil

Bogard and Justin

Moore enhance the performance by gram

Hill

Ingram

In-

during the Back 2 School Bash.

hill

performed as the headliner

the free concert

in

for

September, photo by Mer

edith Currence

Lead singer Justin Moore

keeps the

crowd entertained during the performance by Ingram

Hill

at the

Back 2 School Bash.

The concert went on with few problems despite being

moved

indoors because of

bad weather, photo by Meredith

Ol8lSTUDEMT LIFE

Currence


SAC

X106 bring live music to University, to -^ new year with electric excitement

and

start

LVm and

ckuids

tillod

colored assortmonl of

the skv,

Iii;hts

lint inside, a

shone down on

the stage.

The Student

KZLX-LP

Activities Council

Maryville, teamed

up

and X 106.7

for the Sept.

They had no idea that bad weather and sorority recruitment parties would affect 9 concert.

their turnout. Initially

the free concert

was scheduled

to

be held at College Park from 4 p.m. to midnight, but \vas

moved

into

Mary Linn

Per-

forming Arts Center. "Accortling to the 5et

worse as the

cJav

news it was supposed to went on so we felt it was

better to put the event inside to

ensure safety

and that everv band would get a chance play," said

to

Logan Gallowav, concert commit-

tee chair for

Student Activities Council.

would sav throughout the whole dav we liad 100 people show up. This was less than expected but more than anticipated due to 'I

the circumstances."

The genre

of

bands performing ranged

from pure rock to bluegrass with soul. Hip Kitty,

"Last year

Hill.

In-

I

played here solo

at

the Bell

was outdoors and a big bug flew into my guitar, couldn't get him out, he may be dead and still in there," Sullivan said. "The Bell Tower is a reallv cool idea and was a great place to perform at night, as Tower," Sullivan said.

"It

I

an

artist

1

liked

it.

SAC didn't go cheap on

the

sound they had a really good sound engineer. So that was nice." Students were coaxed down to the front row for Hip Kitt\''s performance by lead singer Jen Halverson. The one rock band with a female lead singer came all the way from Nashville, Tenn. "I really enjoyed Hip Kitty's performance," Candace Eads said. "I think they were the best. Thev got everyone out of their seats and

down

to the front."

Mike Goncalves, guitarist and vocalist for Hip Kitty, said he was a little surprised by Marvo'ille's small size.

"We asked where

RPI, Playing with Matches, Carey Ott,

rhe Mike Sulli\an Band and headliner

m

Mike Sullixan elaborated on why he felt was special compared to t)ther universities he had performed at. the University

the mall

was

to

someone

Wal-Mart and they said there is none," Goncalves said. "It's a nice small town and at

we want everyone to leave saying thev had a good time with us and that was the best show I've ever seen in this town of corn." Headliner Ingram Hill, who described their music as "good old fashioned rock 'n' roll with a little bit of pop and southerness," just wanted everyone to enjoy their show. "I hope everyone has fun and leaves the concert thinking they got to listen to

some

good music and had a good time doing it," Justin Moore of Ingram Hill said. Ingram Hill considered it an honor to be

named

the headliner of the concert.

"It's cool; it's a reallv

always nice

said. "It's

good

feeling,"

Moore

when vou have some-

one that thinks highly enough of you that thev want vou to headline their show." Even after the change in plans, SAC and X106 put together what many thought to be a good show. "The bands played extremely well, they really complimented each other, we were on schedule and most importantly those who attended really thoroughly enjoyed themselves," Galloway said. Writer

j

Designer

Kylie Guier |

Sheena Sweatman Audience participation means ing

on stage

for Brittany Short

sing-

and Tara

Phipps as they join Jen Halverson of Hip Kitty for a

Bash. The

song during the Back 2 School

band got audience members out

of their seats to sing along during the concert,

photo by Meredith Currence

BACK

3

SCHOOL RAShIoiQ


Self Ex pressions^ Students use bod/ art to represent individuality Sitting anxiously wearing a bathing suit

shorts in the tattoo parlor, Becky

wondered

if

and

Harpham

she could really go through with

in tattooing. Stephanie said thev

families

coming

in

new

saw

trend

a lot of

wanting mother/daughter

or son/father tattoos.

it.

Harpham decided to

but over the years have noticed a

go

to

summer

in the

Metals Edge Expo

in Maryville, Mo.,

with a few friends and get a

tattoo.

on her right butt cheek. really didn't want it to show, ever," "I Harpham said. "It only took like 15 to 20 min-

and

better

like the

I

way

I

tattoos

She got the

outline of a heart

utes to decide.

Stephanie said the traditional age gap of

of 2006

liked the look of the outline

went with black because

I

don't

color fades so fast."

Feeling nervous as tattoo artist Patrick

Mc-

Guire talked to her about the entire process, Harpham prepared to sit down in the chair

and get

in

a tattoo for the very first time."

College students on a quest for

new

ink

sometimes traveled outside of Maryville. Planning what to do while on spring break in Florida, Adrienne Cunningham decided to get the tattoo she had been wanting. Having always liked stars and been inter-

said. "I felt really

drew out a picture of blue and yellow nautical star and had it tattooed on her lower back. Over the next three years she added three,

and

black-filled stars decreas-

and begin what she anticipated

"He

guys in their 50s come

said. "I see a lot of

to

be a pain-

ested in astronomy, she a

ful experience.

explained

Harpham

had changed over the years. guy close to 80," Randy

"I've tattooed a

all,"

it

comfortable going into

it

down

he was a really funny guy

ing in size going

and joked around the whole

her hip. While in Tennes-

time with me.

see.,

but

was

It

hurt a

little,

good pain." Co-owners Randy and

it

her

Stephanie Sledge said they

got an

on

meant

"little sister"

on her lower back.

"We went in there not knowing what tat toos we wanted," Willis said. "We did knov\ that we wanted matching ones, but we didn' know until looking through books that w( wanted the Chinese symbols." Willis also had the word "trust" tattooec on her wrist. She said that she and an ex boyfriend wanted something matching, am it was the only non-feminine area that thej could both get one. After breaking a rosary

up with him, she

thinking

getting a tattoo

all

about

tattooe(

on her ankle. The chain wrappec

around her ankle, with the cross leading t( the middle of her foot. "I needed a change in my life and I wantec something like it," Willis said. "Then I sav Nicole Richie [who has a similar tattoo] in magazine and knew I wanted it because no body else had it." She went to Metals Edge in May of 200f and decided to get the cross on her foot en larged and placed on her shoulder blade. "I like them all, even after I broke up witlj

my boyfriend," she said.

left foot.

After

have seen any kind of tattoo person could think

Cunningham

outline of a black star

a

green Chinese symbol with a flaming sun tha

"I

definitely don't

re'

gret them."

sum-

While

in the

Army, student Brandon McEl

In

mer, student Teela Lan-

roy got 12 tattoos over three years. His

four years of business, they'd

gloss decided to get one

seen wedding rings, barbed

in

was a meat tag on his side that showed hi name, social security number and blood type

a

tribal

symbols,

four

clovers,

flowers,

stars

wire, leaf

of.

Randy said a lot of people came in and got a piece of a larger tattoo and built on it

Ashley

over time.

Willis also

der. Willis

Stephanie said they prided

ter

them," he said.

shell.

of a lady

themselves on "getting inked

cause

"A

even

and made sure tattoos were the

the customer realized that

most permanent form

of expression.

"We get a lot of memorials," Randy said. "We get designs from people whose friends have passed away. Even that good, they

want

it

if

the design isn't

to look exactly as

it

was drawn by them." At

first,

of the

the Sledge family had seen a lot

same people coming

0301 STUDENT LIFE

in for tattoos.

be-

it

is

really easy to

cover up," Langloss said.

the same tattoo, photo by Meredith Currence

of tattooing

foot

af-

she saw a picture of Nicole Richie with

over with each customer the

and dangers

my

foot.

lot

of

know

people I

have

don't it,

un-

summer or am wearing flip-flops." Some students got tattoos because they

less its

I

were something they saw and liked, but others carefully planned out and chose ones to go along with something special in their lives. Ashley Willis got four tattoos, all of them with meaning. When Willis was 16 years old, she used a fake ID to get a matching tattoo with lier older sister. Willis chose a black, purple and

on

my

"My

favorite

is

the silhouetti

right arm, because

I

just lov

girls."

Other tattoos that he got with AroT

Langloss walked out

chose

"I

the right way." They went

facts

minutes

with a turtle on her

has a cross on her shoul-

picked the rosary on her foot

took nine hours to complete

picked out a picture of a

later, tattoo on her foot,

tribal tattoo

green turtle with a purple Twenty-five

Matching a rosary

A

and he spent more than $2000 for all his ink "They were addicting and I just really liki

a

and car and racing logos as part of the more than 800 tattoos they do each year.

Des Moines, Iowa. She studied a book in tattoo parlor and finally

firs

on his ches and stomach, a tribal piece along his bad and left shoulder, a shamrock on fire and ai American Flag maltese cross with the wort "rage" on his left pectoral. "It is very important to get tattoos done pre friends, included a Celtic cross

fessionally, especially

now

that there are a Ic

of street artists," Stephanie said. that

it is

and

is

the most

"We

stres

permanent thing on

ski

not easily removed. Everyone shoul

have consultation before making the decisioi to

be tattooed."

Writer

|

Designer

Megan Crawford |

Jessica Hartley


Signing the word

for 'turtle' in

Ameri-

can Sign Language, Teela Langloss said she chose the tattoo based on

its

drawing.

Langloss said the ability to hide the tattoo

helped her choose

its

location, p/ioto

fay

Mer-

edith Currence

The simple outline of a heart appealed Becky Harpham when she decided to get a tattoo. Harpham chose the heart to

after

having a consultation with tattoo

ist Patricl<

Maryville,

As a symbol of patriotism, Brandon roy got an

art-

McGuire of IVletals Edge Expo Mo. photo by Meredith Currence

in

McEI-

American Flag maltese cross on

his left pectorial.

While serving

in

the Army,

group of friends who all got the same tattoo. He said he chose the word "rage" because that's what he was feeling at the time, photo by Meredith McElroy went with

a

Currence

A fascination with Cunningham

volving the symbol. a star

stars led

to get her

on her foot

Adrienne

second tattoo

in-

Cunningham also had and one on her lower

back, photo by Meredith Currence

TATTOOS 102

I


Observers experience the exhilaration of Ducking broncos, barre racing and bull ridin

Katie Stark rode around the arena to begin

Annual Ed Phillips Memorial Rodeo as the American Flag rippled behind her. The announcer prayed for the riders and their the 12th

horses.

Adults and children sat on the fence mes-

merized by the horses and bulls in the arena. Several students at the University had never

been

to a

rodeo and were surprised

at

what

said he thought the rodeo

was going to be much more dangerous, but he had fun as it progressed throughout the rest of the evening.

watch at the rodeo, Lee said he enjoyed the mutton bustin' the most. Mutton bustin' is when children hugging a sheep and riding it until they fell off, the participant with the highest time won. "Mutton bustin' was my favorite thing," Lee said. "It's so cute. The sheep made a group; it

With

Clarence Green, director of campus

cool."

several events to

using

versity about eight years ago.

stilts.

when he first came to the UniHe got sucked time he moved to Maryville.

about the rodeo

from the

Hana You, an international student, was urged by a friend to attend the rodeo and thought this new experience would be good

in

for her.

vorite event.

Initially

she expected to be able

to ride a

show because of, "rodeo," a game from her hometown in Korea where a person gets to ride a mechanical bull.

You said she was stunned at the dangerous elements of the American version of rodeo. "It's

are,"

surprising to see

You

how

aggressive they

said. "It's less aggressive

than in

Spain. At least you don't see blood here, like

There were also many seasoned rodeo-gowho had been following the rodeo for years or had grown-up watching them. ers

many

Kari

Kern paints

"One l<id would get their face done, then run back and show their friends," Kern said, photo by

the face of one of

Despite bull riding having a

ous elements

children.

Marsha Jennings

Lassos, pink cowboy hats and flags litter the rodeo sidelines. Families with children of all ages took in the sights and smells of the event, photo by Marsha Jennings

to

it.

Green

said

lot of it

danger-

was

his fa-

and roping are probably the Green said, "[Because of the] excitement and it takes a lot of guts to do it." Rodeo Team member, Kyanne Henkle had been competing for most of her life, specifi"Bull riding

best,"

cally in barrel racing.

She said she enjoyed the adrenaline rush of barrel racing.

"I'm a very competitive person," Henkle

been rodeoing most of

said. "I've

in Spain."

in a city

safety,

and was curious

said he

Rodeo club member

032|STUDEMT LIFE

grew up

Tippy the rodeo clown also amused Lee because of how he changed from short to tall

horse at the

they saw.

Youngwook Lee

was

a lot of

Writer

fun."H |

Designer

Kelsey Garrison |

Mary Clark

mv

life. It's


L

Struggling to keep

his grip, a

Bronc competitor contorts

his

body

Saddle to stay

balanced. Saddle Bronc Riding l<icked the

rodeo

off

each night, photo by

High above the arena on

Trevor Hayes

his stilts,

Tippy

the rodeo clown watches the action. Other

clowns worked

the arena, distracting

in

bulls so riders could

escape

safely, photo by

Trevor Hayes

Sitting

on the

to the

and Aya and Asai went

fence, Saki Ikiyama

Asai enjoy the rodeo. Ikiyama

rodeo on the

first

nighl. photo by Marsha

Jennings

Rodeo Cowboy Up

-

ingo

Said to the rider up next

so they are prepared to ride

NIRA

-

National Intercollegiate

Rodeo

Association

Turn the

&

Burn

last barrel

to the

-

Making

a turn

around

and riding hard "burning"

finish line

Rig

-

Trucks and

trailers that

competi-

Making the

big leagues

tors use to carry everything

compete pro rodeo

Long Go - The first round of competition where everyone competes

Short

CNFR

Slack

One

-

College National Finals Rodeo

of the top rodeos that competi-

tors strive to be

in

going on to

Go Top 10 contestants Go compete again -

from

the Long

-

Refers to the overflow of rodeo

competitors

who do

not draw a slot

in

the main performances

R0DE0lO2iS


-reshmen and transfer students provide nsight with ensemble performance

After being kidnapped, beaten

and left to die tied to a fence post, Matthew Shepard forfeited life for

being himself.

Derek Trautwein. to show what you have," he said. "It's a more

seriousness captivated the audi-

comfortable transition

With only eight actors, costume and scene changing proved

said performer "It's a

learned a

ect

Proj-

ran from Sept. 28 to Oct.

1.

Joe Kreizinger directed the Fresh-

man/Transfer Showcase.

new a

It

gave

students the chance to act in

major production

at

"I

freshman

whelmed

1

show because

know

at

felt

I

first,"

as a

very over-

James Hunt

said. "I felt good knowing that I was sending out a positive message to students across the cam-

James Hunt

pus."

uses the prop to portray a character. Hunt

A lot of Universities don't allow

played a variety of characters, including a

students to try out for roles until

IVlorman Minister, photo by Meredith Cunence

their

l/Wf/)/ier a point

sophomore

Adams was

ects September,

024|STUDENT LIFE

Ttie

member Laramie

en-

Proj-

photo by Meredith Currence

Shepard was

a quicker process, very

out of

my own

comfort

was the most difficult role I've ever had, the most dramatic, but I was glad

the fence post the actors

For a year and a half after

and writers, Moises Kauffman and the Tectonic Theatre Project, interviewed more than 200 people from Laramie. These interviews created a theatrical production on how murder changed a small, quiet town. Eight freshmen and transfer students performed over 60 roles. "I loved the seriousness of The Laramie Project," Hunt said. "The

the disc jockey at the bar where IVIatthew

part of the eight

was

much

the aftermath.

Derel( Trautwein portrays

semble which performed

murder, a

zone," Trautwein said.

Laramie Wyoming.

size of

interesting.

group of actors and writers from New York traveled to Laramie, Wyo. in hopes of discovering why this crime had occurred and how the town was dealing with

Amy Adams makes

voice alone.

about the

or junior years

so in tune with the actors."

"It

this

Shepard's murder, those actors

very honored to be in

feel

this particular

ence in part where people were

lot."

Troubled by

the start of

their college experience.

his chest,

to college

play The Laramie Project, focused

Production of The Laramie

Bible against

way

and as my first main stage show I met a lot of great people and

on violence, hate and homopho-

A

great

Shepard was attacked because of his sexual orientation and the

bia.

theatrical

last

tuming to imply

Shadow,

seen. The cast used costheir different characters

during the play, photo by Meredith Currence

to

"It

be a part of the challenge."

The

last

scene of the play

left

had

been using to hang up their costumes empty except for a pair of pants and a shirt left in the middle, signifying where Shepard's mangled body remained. "I think that the message that was sent out was received by most of the audience," Hunt said. "And I think that the outcome of the show was an amazing experience."

Writer

|

Designer

Megan Crawford Sheena Sweatman |


Acting as reporter,

Katie Lee interviews

Shannon McGregor and Amy Adams part of the

show The Laramie

cast portrayed over

Project.

as

The

60 characters though

the production, photo by Meredith Cunence

Performing

without

support affects the views of

family James

Hunt's character, 'Jedadiah Schultz.'

when he monologue from Angels

Hunt's character spoke of

performed

a

America, and the character received no family support because of their

in

content, plioto by Meredith Currence

i-ÂŤR*vie oROJECTioag


BntOf Preference Bars offer students a variety of atmospheres Every night the bars in Maryville provided students with dancing, socializing and drink specials.

Whether it was Mug Night or Thirsty Thursday, students were

some cash with the variety

able to save

of drink specials and promotions the bars offered weekly. "We have

The Pub The Pub served as the only 21-year-old and over establishment in Maryville. With a long bar, TV screens, shuffleboard and pool tables, the Pub gave patrons a variety of entertainment as well as drink specials. On Tuesdays, The Pub hosted "Bearcat Idol," the student produced television show

KNWT Channel

On

Wednesdays, the Pub held Smoke Free Wednesday. This let students enjoy an atmosphere free of tobacco smoke. Co-owner, Jeff Zeller, said weekends and special events, like the Halloween Costume Contest, drew in the biggest crowds. Molly's Although known for their Thirsty Thursfor

8.

days, Molly's provided inexpensive drinks

and dancing Wednesday through Saturday nights. Molly's was furnished with two bars, a dance floor complete with a stage and two cages, three pool tables and booths for relaxing.

"MoUv's on Thursday night is my favorite," student Anthony Jackson said. "The special that night

is

the best in Maryville."

Thursday drew in such a wall-to-wall crowd that owner Mick Hoskey said they decided to hire bouncers.

Under strobes and a disco ball, two women groove to the music at Molly's. Molly's

and The Outback were the only

Maryville bars boasting dance floors club-like

An open environment Molly's a nights.

and

a

atmosphere, photo by Trevor Hayes

common hang

helps

The bar hosted drink

specials four

days a week, photo by Meredith Currence

026ISTUDENT LIFE

make

out on Thursday

fun,"

to

Hoskey

make sure it's safe as well as "We also have to discour-

said.

the biggest crowds due to the specials the bar's friendly atmosphere.

The Outback

age underage drinking."

Burny's Sports Bar Although perceived as the "townie" bar by many students, the Burny's crowd was actually made up of more than 60 percent students, according to bartender Blake Tysdahl.

"There's a

mix

residents] with

of both [students

more University

and town students,"

said. "But we also have a ton of alumni that come back, especially on weekends with home games."

Tysdahl

"Saturday nights at The Outback are one of the best nights," student Bryan Touney said. "It's a good time to meet up with people, talk to your friends and get caught up." Only open Thursday through Saturday, The World Famous Outback seemed to be the athlete's choice according to owner Anthony Campobasso. "A lot of our business first semester has to do with football games," Campobasso said.

"We

get a lot of football players as clien-

offered many drink specials throughout the week, but Tysdahl said it was

tele."

the fun, upbeat atmosphere more than the specials that brought in the crowd.

had special promotions on selected

Burny's

"The

The Palms stood

Palms as

and

the

In addition to daily drink specials, the bar

No matter what night of the week, only

bar

in

Maryville that kept its doors open all day by serving lunch, as well as providing numerous specials like Mug Night. "It's fun because of the great drink specials," student Sam Daniel said. "And also because it helps you build a community with the people you don't see out all the time." Bartender Katie Cusick said Wednesday night's Mug Night and weekends brought in

Fridays.

Conclusion the bars

were likely to be crowded with students. With the limited amount of places to go, many students felt the bars were the main place of entertainment. of Maryville

"Considering it's a small town, there's always a good turnout," Jackson said. "No matter what bar you go to, you always run into

someone you know."H

Writer Angela Smith Designer Lindsay Steinkamp |

|


Matt Schreiner and

Brett

to Lucas Bennett during

Pontmg

Mug

Night

Palms. Sixty-four ounce mugs,

were

a

listen at

the

like Lucas',

common sight In the Palms as many

patrons broke out their giant

Wednesday

special, /'/lom

(ly

mugs

for the

Typvor Hayes

BarSpecials The Pub Mon. Tues.

Wed. Thurs. Fri.

Sat.

$5 Beer Pitchers $1 Mixed Drinks Taping of Bearcat Idol

Molly's

Burny's

The Palms

$3 Keystone

$1 Cans

Light Pitchers

The Outback

Carsons Happy Hour; through Thurs.


MOSAIC

weekend

brings a

with educatin,

filled

others about cultures from around the

The weekend began with the native dancThe students performed Latin, African, Japanese Fisherman and Indian dances. The gospel choir performed as well. Deph-Onyx, a spoken word group out of Detroit, performed several pieces on worldly and domestic issues. They put poetry to rhythm and music. Student Coby Shepard enjoyed one performance in particular by Deph-Onyx. "I really liked the American Congo," Shepard said. "I think it spoke a lot of truth about America being stolen from the Indians and Africans being forced to be brought over

Students twisted to the rhythm of their na-

music and their brightly colored clothes twisted with them to begin a weekend of

ing.

tive

multiculturalism.

Midwest Organization of Students Advancing Interculturalism (MOSAIC) brought people together from different cultures to spread diversity to one another. The ties

activi-

began Oct. 6 and continued through Oct.

7.

"We wanted to break down the barrier between domestic organizations of color and international organizations," Director of Mi-

nority Affairs

Ame

Lambert

said.

Lambert said MOSAIC'S goal was

to allow

to

of being separate entities.

The initial plan of the MOSAIC coordinawas to invite several schools to compete in native dances. According to Lambert, many schools withdrew because of financial

could express their emotions in that way.

reasons, leaving only University students to

can't put stuff together like that," Harris

compete.

said. "It

tors

think

"I

it's

amazing how people can

in the

Kazuki Ino performs

form of words because everybody

makes you think deeper.

the

fisherman's

Different Asian Student Association

members performed

this traditional

dance.

photo by Marsha Jennnings

A

hip

hop

duet gets

MOSAIC

off on the

right foot for the first night of competition. IVIildred

Pope and Marcus Williams met and

choreographed

ment

in

their

Rhythm

sha Jennnings

ex-

dance through involve-

of Diversity, phoio by Mar-

to-

night."

Workshops on

a variety of issues in the

world such as poverty, activism in Africa

and many cultural aspects were presented. Everyone had the chance to ban together for a banquet dinner to end the event. Performances of the arts took over the

Some students sang, some acted and others danced. Lambert felt the weekend's events turned

banquet.

out very well. "I

am

so proud of the students," Lambert

said. "I'm just so

very proud of the I

mean

way

stu-

for people like

on the Web who slaved to sell some tickets, to people who tried to contact schools and the people who performed."

Mary

[Clark] that put in hours

site to

people

press their feelings, thoughts and opinions

Writer

|

Designer

Kelsey Garrison |

Lindsay Steinkamp

I'm really

/f

dance.

impressed with the performance they did

dents came together,

America."

Student Whitney Harris liked the poetry and thought it was interesting how people

the organizations to interact together instead

work

k

i,


Bracelets stage

and

colors

when Kusha Khanna,

dominate

the

Disha Khanna

Affiong Eyo particpates friends Association

in

the African

MOSAIC dance

and Sakshi Uppal perform an Indian dance

Eyo was also the Vice President

to a mix of traditional music. Their six-per-

ternational Student Organization

son group, called Ansh, received

employee

photo by Marsha Jennings

first

place.

entry.

for the In-

and an

of the International Intercultural

Office, photo by Marsha Jennings

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C I J 39


k

football in one hand and

a

beer

in

V^

the other, Suzie Long throws a pass to an

awaiting friend. Footballs could be seen flying

through the

air

near almost every

tailgate party in the parking lot of Arrow-

head Stadium

in

the

photo by

Fall Classic,

Kansas

City,

Mo. before

Chris tee

Guitarist for

Bowman

and Brown, Jim

Brown entertains the crowd

at

Zone before the Emporia

the Bearcat

State

game.

Bands were lined up each week to entertain the IVlaryville

crowd, photo by Chris

With help from

downs

a

beer

ing at the Stoller

Fall

in a

a

friend

(.ee

Troy Stoller

beer bong while tailgat-

Classic in

Kansas

City,

Mo.

took full advantage of not tailgating

on the dry campus, photo by Chrii Lee


Fans unite to punnp up

and support the teann while creating bonds and friendships ^^La

Fans giithor for

liot

dugs and hambmgors

before the game. But for some, the

meaning

her build up enthusiasm to support her boy-

And\'

For about five years.

Brown, tailgating helped

cre-

free meal.

with his Phi Delta Theta

frater-

just so

common," Anglin

in

much

said. "There's

food that parents always bring."

had grown

vided an opportunity for everyone to get

people

who

are serious about

it.

After tailgating before every

game, Stevie Anglin said

it

home

football

helped her bond

with friends and family. Also, tailgating helped

beer as possible before

Brown

said.

He

meeting up before the game She said over the years they be good friends and games pro-

nity brothers.

to

said his tailgating technique

"My much

just

for the families.

a casual

Although he took tailgating in manner. Brown said he's seen many

Brown

tailgates just for the

down fit

a

more

with the college crowd.

Anglin said the experience of tailgating ran

deeper than

good

said.

Although not everyone

while

to grill

eat

support the team,"

She said one family brought meat

one has

lot

to

food, Anglin said she can never turn

friends while getting pumped

parking

Anglin

atmosphere where vou

pumped up

members of other football players, gathered before games to enjoy a potluck-style meal. everyone else brought a side dish. "It's just fun and it's something that every-

up for the game," Brown said. "It's part of football culture." Brown said his tailgating experiences usually involved grilling and socializing in the

a social

food and get

ily

bonding experiences with good friends. Known as a staple in American culture, tailgating built excitement for the game. "You get to sit out and ha\e fun with vour ate

"It's

Ryan Waters. Waters' family and fam-

friend Bearcat football player

ran deeper than the food and drinks. For

spirit

goal

to eat a

is

hot dog and drink as the

said football wouldn't be the

game,"

same with-

out tailgating.

"You wouldn't get

Brown

the game,"

to-

pumped up

as

said. "Tailgating

much

for

can encom-

gether.

pass the entire day, and that would cut out a

With the amount of family members that showed up to tailgate, Anglin said the experi-

large

ences weren't just limited

Designer

to college students.

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family enjoys

ing

chunk

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sunny day of

before the Emporia State

Maryville. Large

tailgat-

game

in

numbers of the Northwest

faithful

attended tailgate parties

Bearcat

Zone

in

I

Brent Burklund

at

the

College Park before every

home game, photo by Chris Lee Fans fill the parking dium

in

lot at

Arrowhead

Kansas City before the

Sta-

Fall Classic.

Over 20,000 students, alums, friends and families

from the University and Pittsburg

State University turned out in the nice

weather and tailgated throughout the day. photo by Chris Lee

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Ink in place. Beef Manager Andy tattoos a

Most

young

registration

calves

calf

happened

were between

six

eacfi

fall

when

months and one

year old. photo by Trevor Hayes

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Curtis

during registration.


ProducerPractice known

North of campus,

a

carved

agriculture education

its

niche

in

little

piece of land

Driving along a gravel road, with cattle off to the right and sheep to the

left, at first

glance the R. T. Wright University Farm looked abandoned.

Employees were either out of sight in barns or harvesting in the

The University Farm had been around almost

know how much

didn't

actually

happened

ip

and down the corn rows, emptying

railers

sunset, drove the

that

1

am

farm

employees

larvested corn, soybeans, alfalfa

classes used soils

worth much more."

is

20 hours per week, and sometimes, without student help, work

his corn into

could take twice as long.

"The experience

and and grass hay on cultivated

have to go study

from farm land

I

for

four, full-time

when

but

work and then

can't

a

I

he's

man

Calves

aboratorv research experiments.

With only

great,

is

(Curts) behind because now he's down," Huisman said.

50 acres of Universits'-owned land.

Agronomy

gaining

Curts said work-study students were only allowed to work

combine

waiting to receiye the haryest.

Uniyersitv

many

as long as the University, but

there.

knowledge

Crops arm manager, Jim Husz, hurrying before

fields.

Up

employees, Husz was

the

hill

and around

to

the

dairy

>rimarily in charge of harvesting the crops. But the

barn, calves stood outside their makeshift

employees often helped when needed. Cattle Registration The heifer reared back and forth, trying msuccessfully to get loose. Her head was secured nd she had nowhere to go. Spit dripped out of her mouth and hot air blasted hrough her flaring nostrils. Angry and trapped, it vas time for shots and tattoos. "We're processing them just like a baby in the

homes.

ither

lospital,"

beef manager

Andy

Some

were born just unsteady on their feet. of calves

Huisman had worked on

Curts said.

move

"It's

open

to all

lard to get into

ag students," Huisman

Aload of <:orr\

and doesn't pay the

said. "It's

best, but the

into

tries to get

the farm for a year after

through an interview process.

five

days

A

couple

earlier, still

One particular calf was weak and peered up with deeply saddened eves. Barely able to hold its head up, Ashbaugh said it was getting over a sickness. The calf had drool coming from its mouth and when it tried to

Work-study student Jason Huisman helped Curts attoo, give shots and measure the height of 110 attle who were ready for registration. leing hired

brown and spotted

calves were

while others were black and white.

the

field.

east of

Is

dumped

after

two passes through

The Unlveristy Farm owned

campus, photo by Trevor Hayes

a

corn

field

its

shelter,

it

took three or four

over the step.

Dairy manager Raymond Ashbaugh, who worked at the University farm for 24 years, was responsible for care of the calves and the milking cattle.

"The babies are taken away from their

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34...

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Hooking up

to, the cow's utter, student

worker Dusten Bruss gets ready to

Cows were milked

in

milk.

the dairy twice a day.

photo by Trevor Hayes

Dust

the

fills

casting rays of light

air,

upon the 44,000 chickens

made staying

air inside

room,

d\ff\cu\l.

in

inside coop.

The

the hangar-sized

photo by Trevor Hayes

Continued from

couple weeks and receive another shipment of chicks."

p. 33...

The chickens were shipped

Ashbaugh said he also delivered some veterinarian duties.

calves

and performed

Dairy behind the calves' sheltered area stood a huge building that housed 70 dairv cattle. Work-study student Dusten Bruss opened the door and the

first

dozen cows.

As Bruss helped them

line up,

through the holes of the fenced

he

finallv

He

had each cow placed

they stuck their heads

in area. After 10

in

minutes,

position.

its

cleaned off their nipples and then attached the

Ashbaugh

we have

said.

to get

each

two hours "Because before we can start the milking

process

takes

time,"

commercial herd in preparation to be slaughtered. The main purpose of the swine area was to act as a laboratory for animal science students. Pork production class was offered on the farm where students were able to a

little bit

About 70 cows were milked twice week, producing 7,000 pounds of milk everv other day. This Grade A, unpasteurized milk was shipped off to seven days a

Anderson Erickson Dairy in Des Moines, Iowa. Poultry Inside a large, dimly lit barn, completely full of little white bodies, the stench of thousands of chickens was

of everything.

While professors taught the Craig

Dewey was

projects

anything

can do."

I

Conclusion

Recentlv hatched chicks out of Bancroft, Iowa, were to the University

for

where they were fed and given

they

first

get here they barely cover a fourth of

the area in the shed," get bigger

Ashbaugh

and cover the

With only scheduled

to

a

week

ship

off,

said.

"Then they slowly

entire area." left

before

the

chickens were

44,000 littered the floor from wall

weeks

just

make

to ship

sure they stay healthy and wait seven

them

off,"

Ashbaugh

said.

"Then we wait

a

said that the growing farm allowed employees

the chance to get real world experience to further their

knowledge

after graduation.

"The University has always had a farm," Ashbaugh said. "It used to be at the greenhouse, at the water tower and near the high rises. It's been everywhere, it's just grown a lot

to wall.

"We

Student employees had the opportunity at the University farm to gain experience not learned in the classroom.

Husz

seven weeks.

"When

swine manager

Work-study student Shane Lange assisted Dewey. Lange had worked under Dewey for over two years and was involved in the entire process. "He helps me with everything. There isn't anything I don't let him do," Dewey said. "He can do pretty much

overwhelming. shipped

classes,

responsible for class set up, raising the

maintaining herd health nutrition, supervising and assisting wherever needed.

piglets,

everything sanitized." daily,

water

Poultry under

The swine area of the farm, located further down the gravel road from the poultry, was used for commercial marketing and classroom study. The University kept 80 sows on the farm, while marketing more than 1,000 per year. They raised a

do

tubes for milking.

"The entire

MBA

Swine.

Just

let in

off to

the Smart Chicken label.

more over the

Writer

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years."

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Several chickens take advantage of the

many

feeding areas inside the chicken

coop. The food level and heat were both controlled outside of the building, photo by Trevor Hayes

Inside

up

ttie

dairy cows

in their stalls for

instinctively line

milking.

If

recently pregnant, she might

a

cow were

need to be

milked more than twice a day and milk

was drawn

specially

to

feed

newborn

calves, photo by Trevor Hoyes

UNtVERSITY PtRV!l035


Demonstration teaches students about nneasures they can take to prevent residence

It

only took three minutes before glass

shattered onto the grass. Thirty seconds

smoke and ashes were

Many

all

that

was

later,

left.

freshmen, as well as a few upper-

classmen, watched and cheered as

fire

en-

smoke detectors soundand Safety Manager Scott Walk said no person could survive the atmosphere of the room after burning for more than three small trash can, the

ed. Health

minutes. In that short time, the

fire

crawled

through a random drawing.

from the trash can, up the sheet of the loft bed and snaked across the carpeted floor to empty pizza boxes, leaving no part of the room free from flames. "That shows you shouldn't stay around and get your billfold or your purse or anything," Walk said. "It's not worth saving. It's worth

safety demonstration thev

saving you."

gulfed a

mock dorm room

Garden. Matt Young

in the Centennial

built the

dorm room

as

part of a school project.

On Safety first

Oct. 10, Young, as well as Health and selected Joe Saffold to ignite the

staff,

flame of the

the attention of

"We want alarms for

have so

to

mock dorm room burning

It was part of a hoped would get freshmen living on campus.

have kids actually

real,"

Young

said.

treat fire

"Because

many fire alarms and everyone

we

thinks

and the one time thev don't, burned down room) happen to their room."

For students watching, the demonstration

how

could go up in smoke

I

Matt

had no idea

going

eyes so people will be

fire

in a

things

The mock dorm room live in.

Matt Young

stands unharmed,

built

the room so

students could see what would happen their

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I-IFE

room caught

f\re.

more

on and keeping

resembling a typical room any freshman

may

belongings

they didn't take the

photo by Chris Lee

if

their

would burn opened some

it

Elliott said. "It

like that,"

Within 15 seconds of lighting the

classes

made

it

a re-

more than he expected. "I would have gone to it anyway," he said. "But after seeing it, I would hate to really see that happen to someone." The mock dorm room had everything a normal dorm room contained including a bed, computer, television, books and food. Both Walk and Young said they hoped the impact wouldn't stop after

firefighters extin-

"Once they for four years,"

the

in

Young

said.

now they know what to

expect and they can spread the word."

careful at leaving

Writer

room

Designer

clean."

get

University, they will be here

"So

that's (pointing to the to

if

fast their

right precautions.

"Personally,

Freshman Seminar

quirement for students to attend. Elliott said he walked awav from the demonstration with

guished the flames.

presented proof of

they're fake

hall fires

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FURTHER COVERAGE


The glass windows blow fire

erything Inside the

room

Including a television, tress,

within minutes

computer and mat-

photo by Chris Lee

As the smoke

clears

Young throws foam

behind him, Matt

fire

trucks

drants to the crowd to remind fire

out as the

heats up Inside. Flashover Ignited ev-

demo. Young worked

for

and

them

hy-

of the

months, plan-

ning the event, advertising for people to

come and photo by

Firefighters

Casey Farrens,

building the

mock dorm room.

Chris Lee

Bryan Arnold

and Shaun Wiederholt spray water onto the fire In

Inside the

the

was

dorm room. The smoke

room sounded

lit.

photo by

detector

15 seconds after the

fire

Chris Lee

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Band wakeup With cold fingers, plays

music

Michael Marsh

the early morning

in

hours of Walkout Day, thanks to the novative ing

members

in-

of Bearcat March-

campus

Band. The band circled

with instruments or pots and pans

and played residence

tune or two

a

for

each

While most upper-

hall.

classmen remember the band's early

wakeup call, the time they departed was always a surprise each year, photo by Marsha Jennings

Early

morning

Bubbles skim the

the surface of

the fountain outside of the Administration

moved

Building.

to

its

The fountain was on the east

location

side of the Administration building in

1970. Students passing by the northeast side of

campus immediately no-

ticed the traditionally tain,

soaped foun-

photo by Marsha Jennings

Bell

nnging

As a cool

fall

breeze blew through

was rung to Day. The president of the University and the

the

air,

the

Bell

commemorate

V

of

'48

Walkout

student senate president rang the '

bell

each year

at

8 a.m. as one of the

oldest university traditions. Student

Senate President, Sara Chamberlain said

why she upheld

the tradition.

part of the tradition of

is]

ing

and helps to

"[It

Homecom-

retain the traditions

of the University." Chamberlain said. "I

'II

help do whatever

I

can." photo by

Chris Lee

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ICUS.'^

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J

From Walkout Day

down

to closing

the bars

MECOMING .T?^*?^

nil

^

Flag raising

>

Final preparations are made for the annual International Flag raising

J

Ceremony held on Walk Out Day at the University. The Indian Flag is raised by Chintan Desai as the national anthem blares over loud tional students

'

speakers. Interna-

have celebrated

their

acceptance at the University because of the flag raising for nine years

due to

the donations and hard work of Joyce

^

and Harvey White along with numerous others, photos by Marsha Jennings

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HOMECOMI NT I 39


NEXT Variety 9how Students

filed

in

dimmed on

stage.

Laughter and

cheers

the

filled

as

f f

lights

air.

At the Mary Linn Performing organizations per-

Arts Center,

formed skits based on the theme, "Bobby Goes to the Big Apple." The skits had several acts, including a performance by the Bearcat Steppers.

Phi

Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Phi "The Ghost of Roberta"

Mu's

skit

won

best skit.

Cody Gray and

.(!(

Ashlee Freeman were crowned Homecoming King and Queen. Writer

|

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Photographer

|

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in

## Night students pack the Palms

Homecoming on

to celebrate

Friday night. All

bars,

except the Maryville Pub, charged a cover

Some Pub

during Homecoming. hit to their

patrons

pocketbooks to celebrate any-

way, photo by Trevor Hayes

Lining up his

shot,

Bobby Brown

plays

pool at the Palms during Homecoming.

Brown joined hundreds of students, alumni and other patrons around Maryville who took advantage of the

festivities,

photo by

Trevor Hayes 1

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Kegs & eggs Kegs and eggs started off as keg party at the Delta Chi

a big

house. In 1995, the cops threat-

A

(^'

ened to bust the house if they threw another kegs and eggs

As a student in '95, curowner of the Outback, Anthony Campobasso, went to then owner, Trent Stringer and asked party.

rent

if

they could hold the event at the

marked the 17th Annual Kegs and Eggs event. Chris Cakes served a full buffet bar. This year

breakfast.

Writer

|

Megan Crawford

Photographer

|

Trevor Hayes

^^'

^k

Parade day Students Maryville's

and

alumni lined in ponchos

streets

and stocking caps fighting the rain and temperatures in the high 30s to watch the parade. There were 119 entries in the

Homecoming

many

bands mixed up late and marching toward the end of the said

up

of the 18

the order by lining

parade to avoid standing in the

bad weather. Lopez said regardless of little still

school marching bands, but eight

coming.

of the total entries didn't show.

Writer Angela Smith Photographer Chris Lee

Homecoming Chair

Isaac

Lopez

added

mishaps, the parade

parade, which included 18 high

to the spirit of

Home-

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EXT

f)

Came day The Fort Hays' Tigers entered Bearcat Stadium witli the desire

improve upon their previous effort. Those hopes were soon crushed by eager Bearcats

to

week's at the

"As

Oct.

our performance

2.

to-

head coach Mel Tjeerds-

day,"

ma

Homecoming game far as

said, "I can't

much

ask for

more."

Tjeerdsma's

<ÂťT

the

of

reflection

game was well represented by many players who made the win

m.

an easy one. Strong safety and MVP of the game, Myles Burnsides, walked away as the Don Black Award winner due to his performance. Burnsides finished the

game with

six tackles

and an

interception.

Running back LaRon Council attained a career high with 133

yards rushing and one score in the third quarter alone. Tight

Mike Peterson

end

led in receiving

with four catches

for

70 yards.

Burnsides said the entire team played well and ly difficult for

made

it

especial-

the Tigers' defense

them. Quarterback Josh said they provided mul-

to stop

Mathews

tiple threats to the Tiger defense.

The the

final

game

since 1938

score of 59-0

made

the largest shut out

and the Bearcats

left

with yet another win under their belts. "It

didn't

make any

difference

what our record was, what record was, play,"

Tjeerdsma

Writer

Keeping their shutout,

safety Ike

Urum-

Eke and defensive end Dallas Flynn bring

down

Fort Hays quarterback

for a sack. Flynn

Drew

Dallas

and Urum-Eke combined

for 10 tackles against the Tigers, photo by Chris Lee

Eyes

down

field,

LaRon Council turns a

corner. Council gained 133 yards in

quarter of play, photo by Trevor Hayes

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|

their

we were just ready said.

Kara Siefker

to


Family dinne ?^

After the Bearcat win against Fort Hays State University,

Adam

his father, Ken,

and the

ily

at La Bonlta

restaurant

Schroder

sits

with

rest of his

fam-

Mexican Restaurant. The

was packed with students and

families celebrating

Homecoming,

photo

by Trevor Hayes

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fk

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Party -im^ Taking the afternoon to rest, students hit the streets of Maryville for

\m.

another night of drinking,

dancing and socializing. While many students crowded

some decided hang out at house parties around the town. Even though Safe Ride was active, many students still walked from party to party to play beer pong and do keg stands. the Outback bar, to

One group of game of

played a

students

LV2»

even

drinking Catch

Phrase to occupy their Saturday night.

"When it comes to partying. Homecoming and Catch Phrase are a lot alike," Joe Coatney said.

"They both deal with word assoand party or Saturday and party. They all end

ciation, like Friday

iny."

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"he

third annual

and brings

The heartbeat of the earth sounded through the drums. Color flashed across the arena.

The pride and nated in the

tradition of a culture reso-

air.

The Third Annual Northwest Powwow took

families

powwows

his eagle feathers all over his attire.

wasuck

the country including Kansas, Oklahoma, Nevada and Wvoming to celebrate the Native American way. Started in 2004, the dance competition boasted 80 dancers, 30 more

is

a

celebrated that pride.

educates people about Indians," Wah-

5 p.m. The event drew dancers from across

said.

"The dancing and the singing

not stereotypical Hollywood.

bunch

of

a traditional dancer,

styles of al,

The three

dancers represented were tradition-

fancy and grass.

Badger Wahwasuck, a Pottawatomi Indian

A family is acknowledged between dances during the Northwest fannily

Powwow. The

was known throughout the Mid-

west by

many

different

American Indians.

photo by Chris Lee

A young

girl's eyes stay

glued to the

show, during the grand entrance. Children

were

a big part of

American Indian pow-

wows, learning to respect photo by Chris Lee

044|STU0ENT LIFE

their heritage.

Wahwasuck's

breastplate.

Wahwasuck

said he earned over 300 in his

with each

didn't have the bells, colorful ribbons

"The eagle

and

large feather covered bustles fancy danc-

old way,

intricate

it

bead work,

featured several items of gifts

from friends and

a

Army, you join and they badge for that," Wahwasuck said. "Well, as we go through life they award feathers for everything you do." "You earn feathers as vou go through life for different things that you do; how you take care of your elders, how you take care a

badge

for this, a

itself

feather being just as

we

all the same," he said you respect. Indians, in the

don't have a religion per

have a way of

life;

and respecting

all life.

specting of

that

is

living in

se.

We

harmony

Our ceremonies

are

re-

life."

Wahwasuck

"Just like in the

you

new

last.

"You respect them

at-

tire

ers wore. Instead,

leather

as rosettes, attached to his

meaningful as the

give

feathers.

known

dance."

Behind the color guard, a processional of 80 dancers followed them. In the mix were men, women and children dressed in an ar-

and

circles,

lifetime,

multitude of eagle feathers.

ray of color, ribbon

not just

of

hopping around. There's mean-

sembled.

all

It's

Two large

them hung from beaded,

clumps

ing to every dance, there's different styles of

As

American Indians, dressed in black ribbon shirts with green camouflage pants and combat boots, stepped in time to the drum carrying flags and symbols of the groups as-

together

of your family, how you speak to your people. You earn these feathers as a reward to show people what you've accomplished." The tall and dignified man wore several of

"It

Five

celebrates diversity

from Kansas, danced in the first Northwest Powwow and returned in 2006. Wahwasuck, who had danced for over 50 years, saici American Indians took pride in their culture and

place Oct. 28, with grand entries at noon and

than the inaugural competition.

Powwow

said the Northwest

Powwows

not only gave American Indians a chance to

present their culture to to

He

keep

it

new

people, but also

living within their

said each

own

people.

weekend, powwows happened

Continued to

p. 45...


Traditional dancer suck, a

Badger Wahwa-

PottdWdtomi Indian, dances during

the grand entrance of the

event was held third

at

Powwow. The

the University for the

consecutive year, photo by Chm Lee

During the grand tional

dancer makes

the arena.

processional, a tradihis

way

to his spot in

Each grand entrance opened

with a processional and a prayer over the dancers, photo by

Chris Lee

With an eye on tries

to

echo

his father, a

his actions.

young boy

The American

In-

dians took their children to different pow-

wows

to

keep them

to learn the

ways of

off of the streets

and

their people, photo by

Chris Lee

POWWOWI045


Flags lead the way onto the

floor in

Bearcat Arena at the start of the grand entrance. Dancers stepped

forming

in

a large circle to

time together,

begin the Third

Annual Powwow, photo by Chris

Waiting for the next song Dave Cornelius sits

with friends around his drum. Cor-

nelius brought his son, Sage, with

drum

rather than bringing his

own

him

to

regalia,

Towards the end of the grand

entrance,

dancers stand proudly as the crowd takes in all

of the different colors

and

outfits pre-

sented. Following the grand entry was an

dance and then several types of

so he could share his culture with his son.

inter-tribal

photo by Chris Lee

dances, photo by Chris Lee

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Lee


The Fancy Dancer ol leailiBi circles

Fancy Dancers wore large bustles made

wiih feathers extenrJing out from them. Long

rib-

The Traditional Dancer

Traditional

Dancers looked similar

most American Indians. Dress represented

a tribe or

to

personal style.

bons hung from these bustles which could be worn on either arm

Unlike Fancy or Grass Dancers,

and typically two on the back. The long ribbons moved with the

intended to move. Instead, breast plates and heavier objects could

dancers' flashy and sometimes violent arm

spins.

be worn due to the slower dance

made

typically included as well as

Fancy dancers, of

like

most other

styles also

movements and

wore

hair

roaches

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tant that

wax to keep tradition and keep American Indian children off

the streets.

VVahwasuck

said.

to

be proud of

their heritage,"

"So most of our vouth that

go to po\\'\\o\\s have no use for gangs or thev don't do drugs or drinking."

Dave Cornelius,

is

for us,"

also took his

several famih' friends to pla\'

and Onei-

drum and

and sing during

powwow.

Unlike the dancers however, Cornelius and

son both wore street'clothes while performing during the pou-wow. car onlv

fits

mv drum

either

or

For the Northwest

mv

one or the other, outfit," he said.

mv

Po\\'wow, like most,

Cornelius chose his son and friends. While Cornelius's attire sat in his

and Sage shared

home

in Topeka,

their heritage in

Marwille. For Cornelius, the importance of

and participating in powwows to carry tradition formed a foundation in his life. family

don't

said.

tell-tale string

and ribbons hung

dancers were

much more

colorful than the prairie.

but steady step. Grass Dancers looked as

if

off

However, most

With

their

slow

they were flattening the

"They are our

are."

As Wahwasuck stepped

in

time onto the

was surround-

appeared on the enough to keep from tripping over ribbons on their attires danced near him. And Cornelius, Sage and their friends sang court. Children barely

ers

know how

to

tall

fell

upon the drum.

"That's probably one of the best things

could do as a father,

express

how

to

show him who he

where he came from," Cornelius ing up.

his

"I

Fancy Dancers. Their

their attire in clumps, resembling long prairie grass.

out in chant-like cries as the soft leather beat-

of Pottawatomi

Powwow. Cornelius

Kan., he

he

who we

basketball court to dance, he

da heritage, brought his son, Sage, to the

"My

phoio

Grass dancers were almost a cross between

and Fancy Dancers. Grass Dancers stood out almost as

ed. All dancers in the arena

"We encourage our voung who the\' are, to be proud of

boys and

shirts,

easily as

-

Styles

across the country as a

the

bead work was

dance sticks and ribbon

Traditional

grass before them, phoiobyChnsLee

people. They are alive

style. Lots of

was

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Continued from

on the Traditional regalia

little

The Grass Dancer

"It's really

hard for

me

said,

is

1

or

chok-

to express be-

what we do. It's so normal for us. knows where he's at. He knows who he is. If something were to happen to me today, he knows who he is and cause

it's

"[Sage]

much he knows who he

he'd be able to pass that on.

1

think

and think what it means is

I

probably me. He's able

that's to

to gi\'e that to the

next genera-

tion following him."

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|

Designer

H

Trevor Hayes |

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Sheena Sweatman

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Sideline ^Support become

Auxilary

family to each other during long hours "They get

Horns pressed against their lips, the Bearcat Marching Band stepped green turf

in sync across the

Bearcat Stadium. The Steppers

at

started out there,"

it

"When

says.

thev leave the

Members

of the three-headed spirit attack,

like

the fans through cheers.

enjoyed their performances as

Every time the Bearcats took the field during the 2006 season, fans saw performances by

fans.

the Bearcat spirit squads.

"That's

who

John Gooden,

has attended Bearcat

for three years, says the

common

goal

for all three spirit

squads during the pre-game

ceremonies was

to get fans

a frenzy so that

by kick-off time they were

worked up

into

"The band always sets the tone for the game," Gooden said. "Thev come out there and get everybody pumped up. 1 think without them the crowd wouldn't be as big a factor in the early stages of the

Kristin

I

met

a

game."

group, according to

a close

alto-saxophone player

Wade Howies.

BMB makes me

"Being in the

feel like

I'm

Howies said. "It's part of something sisters. We're 140 brothers and like having really close."

When games were over,

however, the band,

cheerleaders and Steppers

still

had work

to

Steppers brought to the

Rankins both said a lot of time and hard work went into being a Bearcat cheerleader.

said

enjoved

she

auxiliary groups played a big role in getting

up and ready

to

cheer on the

really.

We practice

have games two

to three

a big time

tage, photo by Trevor Hayes

During the on show consisted tional

0481 STUDENT LIFE

field

pre-game show

plays trumpet. of the fight

anthem, photo

The pre-game song and na-

by Chris Lee

days a week."

commitment

and

Duddy

time

to

regular student

because we have our practices and weight training sessions to worry about."

The band also went back to work after the game, preparing for next week. "Band keeps me really busy," Howies said. "We practice over an hour every day of the week. On game days, then, I pretty much have no life other than playing saxophone." Liz Holmes, captain of the Steppers, said; she knew getting the Steppers prepared for; each week would take time and money. "We practice every day from three to five," Holmes said. "I work about three hours a day getting our routines together, setting up events and managing our money also. We just hired a

choreographer for $500. That's to raise

bv ourselves and

it's

not a very easy task."

Holmes

felt their

time input was greatly

rewarded in many different ways.

affected her college career.

McGonegle said. weekends three days a week and then

really busy,"

Steppers entertained fans between plays

Bryan

a

Northwest.

me

Jason Chapman hoWs Nichole Gottuso, while she pumps up the crowd. The cheerleaders helped create a home field advan-

at halftinne. photo by Chris Lee

to set aside extra

Rankins compared the time commitment to that of any other student-athlete at

keeps

don't have time to go out on the

"It's

the sidelines, Natalie Wat-

"We have

"Being a Stepper has allowed me to become more involved with school activities and it's really given me a lot of good opportunities," Holmes said. First year Stepper Mila O'Rourke was pleased with how being a Stepper had

"It "I

Bearcats.

and the Bearcat Steppers perform. The

said.

monev we have

Cheerleaders Kelly McGonegle and Jamal

was on my high school dance team so I can appreciate what they do," Payne said. "They add so much to the pre-game and it's always fun to watch them perform." Fans like Gooden and Payne agreed the

kins

McCause said. new people. It's

been a fun experience." The Bearcat Marching Band was

"I

As a staple on

blast,"

a lot of

as the

do.

atmosphere.

the fans fired

just

is

how

much

the

Pavne the

"Band

McCause,

Charlene

bigger,"

rocking Bearcat stadium.

contribution

player

clarinet

other athletic team at Northwest," Rankins

do our studying, unlike

cheer the Bearcats on to victory."

accompanied the band, dancing along to the Bearcat fight song while the cheerleaders led

games

Gooden

I'm ready to

field,

just like

any

"It's

been

a

really

good

experience,"


Laura Voss watches seat in the

crowd

band

the

game from

section. The

her

band kept the

excited, photo by Trevor Hayes

Steppers perforin before the Chadron State

game. The group wore matching

Xavier

Omon jersey's,

photo by

Chris Lee

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As if she pended

Ready

to start the next chant,

Howies keeps As

a close

a fourth year

Wade

eye on the game.

member

of the Bearcat

pep

is

in

rally

flying, Kelly

the

air for a

McGonegle

moment

sus-

held at College Park. The cheer-

leaders performed at the all

is

during a

home football games,

pep

rallys

photo by

before

Chris Lee

Marching Band, Howies was one of the

more

vocal participants at the

by Chris Lee

game, photo

Performing on and

off the field, the

Bearcat Steppers perform at the Variety

Show

during

Homecoming week. The

Steppers performed throughout the year at different

events both on and off cam-

pus, photo by Meredith Currence

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r Performing throughout the

football

Band

leam's playoffs, the Bearcat Marching

up

line

under the

to perform

The BMB took the oppor-

halftime show.

under the

tunity to perform

the

first

night

lights for their

game

during

lights

the University

at

in

30

years, photo by Chris U'p

Leading the Bearcats onto the

Fall

V

Classic

City, Mo.,

the

Arrowhead

at

field at

Kansas

in

the Bearcat cheerleaders get the

crowd pumped

game. The cheer-

for the

leaders also performed

once

Arrowhead

at

show for a Kansas City,

as part of a halftime

Chiefs game, photo by Chris tee

Performing double duty drum major and was

O'Rourke through people

mv

said.

and

it

if I

"I've

met

wouldn't

I

weren't involved.

a

lot

know It's

of

as

really

people

many helped

college experience."

The three groups worked closely together, and the band, who plaved off each other on the field. The Steppers and the band worked with each other every Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. "We work prett}- closely with the Steppers," Howies said. "I mean we are their background music that they dance to." Holmes felt the tie between the band and her Steppers was stronger than in years past. "The relationship we have with the band is awesome," Holmes said. "It's never been like especiallv the Steppers

this before."

O'Rourke said she enjoyed the time spent practicing with the band and meeting the members. "We all get along realW good," O'Rourke said. "Thev are really nice to us, and they treat

of the band, cheerleaders

The Bearcat Steppers perform line

on the

track.

a kick

The Steppers worked

closely with the Bearcat

MajOrtyspirited

"Our goal as cheerleaders is to get the crowd pumped up," Rankins said. "We try to do exciting things on the sidelines and use our athletic ability to get the crowd into the

As Drum Major and

atmosphere think

leaders,"

the

felt

helped

cheerleaders

in Bearcat it's

wav

to

crowd

the

the

"It

and

Kurtz

extremely

is

crowd

said. "I think

it

groups

goes a at the

time for both of those groups. Sometimes

left

"With band to be the

a

good job out there and lot

of school

hard to

as

I

split

time and

want to

it's

said. "I'm

basically

'face'

need to be a leaderâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; have

I

I

so to speak of the BMB," Kurtz

the only one dressed

only one

who

does what

I

I

am,

I

do. I'm the

I

do on the

drills

way

the

like

so people see me, they see what

to help with marching

Seth Herrold Trevor Hayes Designer

don't

I

at practice."

to be a leader both on and off the

pride."

make

hard to

Responsibilities:

the

"I'm always impressed," Kristen Payne

"They do such

up at football games or the basketball

riled

for the Bearcat football

they always leave you feeling a

to get the

is

It's

much

groups

different

games.

have

give as

crowd pumped up game.

two

are

crowds

to

keeping enthusiasm up

In the end, the auxiliary

but extremely fun,"

stressful,

"They

said.

working for the same goal and that

Stadium.

nice for the

McGonegle

of

efforts

games."

said.

Marching Banci

Doing both:

McGonegle

long

for the Bearcat

cheerleader on the sidelines, Kyle Kurtz

a

juggled both activities.

game."

"I

band as

thev helped the crowd get into

field.

I

field.

I

have have

and learning songs.

have to be the 'head entertainer.'

I

have to be

|

not more confident for

just as confident

If

than the band

because I'm so much

game

a

|

everybody

is

visible

than

else."

"As far as cheerleading goes I'm not as involved

Marching Band

choreograph their routine, photo by Chris

to

and

felt

the game.

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us like we're in the band.

Members

steppers

Kyle Kurtz led the

a cheerleader, photo by Chris Lee

as

I'd

like

to be, simply because

I

don't have the

do what the other guys are "When get there would be

physical ability yet to

Lee

doing," Kurtz said.

Jenna Simpson performs

at her third

Fall Classic at

Arrowhead. Just

ball players,

the Steppers experience at

Arrowhead gave them next level might be

like

a taste of

like,

photo by

the foot-

what the

Chm Lee

stunting and doing the

I

same

I

thing, getting

crowd

hyped up for the game, getting them involved in

cheers and being a

spirit face

on the floor

for

Bearcat sports."

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nigiieCelebrations Trick-or-treating isn't the only Children ran across lawns, college students

costumes piled into cars, fallen leaves rustled and delightful laughter drifted through in

the air in the cold, bitter breeze.

Students celebrated their Halloween night

Some

different ways.

in

students dressed

costumes and others dressed their own costumes and went to the

their animals in

up

in

The mare Kota, rode by Heather Hoblou, wore a witch costume. "The costumes took a little longer than we thought," Halford said. "We came up with dressing up our horses just for fun. We are definitely

doing

Rodeo club members took their four horsand pranced around campus making their way by the dorms dressed up as a pimp, witch and zebra. Charissa Halford, rodeo club member and owner of Sayge, chose his costume based on

tion.

that he thinks he's

pimp with

all

Bush disguised her mare. Liberty, zebra, painting her with black and white

as a

Riding her mare Doc,

Jillian

mare with glow in the dark paint. When that didn't work she decided to put on a hooded cape and wear a costume herself.

Sam

Daniels

about

a

loween

and

Halloween on the third

his

to

floor of the

library researching for a British literature as-

class

Other students not caught up

in the festivi-

created a peaceful area for studying in

The

library

was

less

than a third

full

of stu-

who had

next morning or big papers due that

tests the

week opted

hung out with

already

"I

Laird said.

and

I

"I

friends earlier,"

have a hard assignment due

had

to

come

for

to the library to re-

search."

Environmental services employee, Steve Schenkel, said he chose to take his three

the library.

come

children to the

dorms

for trick-or-treating be-

knew which dorms were

cause he

or weren't

passing out candy. The front desk of each

hall

al-

had a list of participating room numbers to hand out to parents. "It's nice, it's safe and the kids always have

ready celebrated his Halloween the previous

fun," Schenkel said. "Plus their bags get so

Saturday going to the bars dressed up as Axl

full

to

to the library for a little

Student Brandon Fannon said he had

"I

have a business law

Kyle Fleshman talk at a Hal-

end up having to carry them."B Megan Crawford Designer Lindsay Steinkamp that

I

Writer

Rose.

Many students took advan-

test

A plastic pumpkin

tomorrow and

holds the candy that

Shoko Ando passes out during or-treating. Students signed

in-hall trick-

up

to pass out

tage of the holiday to go out with friends

treats in the residence haWs. photo by Marsha

despite the holiday occurring on a Tues-

Jenrilngs

day, photo by Chris Lee

spend

the next morning," Katie Smithart said.

costume across the room party.

has fun during the weekends, but chose

signment.

Wiederholt

originally tried to paint her

052 IsTUDENT LIFE

provided an alternate celebra-

peace and quiet.

stripes.

ning.

Brandon Laird said he usually goes out and

dents on Halloween night. Students

Jessica

be

celebrate

there are only three tests in there, so I need to do well on all three," he said. But Fannon didn't spend his entire Halloween evening at the library, he took his niece and nephew trick or treating earlier that eve-

Halloween when you get to go out in the middle of the week and forget about the consequences of

the mares,"

Charissa Halford said.

will

love special occasions like

"I

ties,

"Sayge was dressed up as a pimp based on

It

For those not participating in trick-or-treating, partying

the horse's behavior.

this again next year.

three years in a row."

bars or parties to celebrate.

es

way students

|

|


Brandon Laird studies for British literature on Halloween night. Some students stayed in

while their friends were able to go out and

party, photo by

Manha Jennings

A crazy costume adorns

Sayge, thanks to

its

owner, Charissa Halford. Halford and her three

Rodeo Team

friends dressed their horses in

costumes and rode around campus surprising people, photo by Marsha Jennings


reign Fit Students adapt t o studying He stepped into new whereabouts.

the airport terminal and took in his

His body ached for sleep and strange smells plagued both di-

rections.

Doubts raced through

brown carry-on

Then he spotted

his

mind

as he nervously

a small sign at the edge of the

crowd

sign.

Director of International Affairs Jeffrey Foot had been

an international student himself and said he related

to

international students adapted.

"ESL and freshman students are very different from transfer, exchange and graduate students," Foot said. "But in general, international students must handle everything that a new American student has to handle with the addition of being in a whole new country." Dennis Tan, of Penang, Malaysia, said he struggled at first with the close physical contact between even simple acquaintances. Tan said that in Asian countries it was not common among family and friends. "We normally don't hug, especially females and males," Tan said. "Now when I go home, I try to hug my family and close friends more." American students must adapt in their first few weeks of their freshman year, just as international students adjust to another culture. Fumi Yasukochi, from Fukuoka, Japan had studied Art at the University for two years. "Survey of Art killed me," Yasukochi said. "I was almost living in the library. I would study hard for different classes, but not get a good score on the tests." Weather and climate were things that Neelima Manandhar and Swosti Udas had to adapt to when coming to the University. Manandhar and Udas arrived from Kathmandu, Nepal during the spring semester, days before the

tress that last look.

the damsel

he rescued, Dennis Tan

in dis-

tal<es

one

Tan was president of the Asian

Student Association and the prince of their dinner's

skit,

photo by Marsha Jennings

054 |:STUDENT LIFE

storms hit the Northwest area of Missouri

experienced recently in our Despite getting

labeled Northwest. His breath caught in his throat as he

Dragged away from

ice

USA'

"We enjoyed playing in the snow for the first time," Manandhar said. "Sledding is the greatest thing we have

bag.

headed toward the person holding the

how

snow and

'Maryville,

in early 2007.

his nostrils. English slang flew past his ears in

clutched his

in

lost in

life."

two international airports and

having luggage delays, Manandhar said she thought the people at the University were very accommodating. "The students, whether international or American, are verv supportive, helpful, and open-minded,"

Manandhar

said.

With a confident gait and bearrung smile, Rudy Rigot charmed his way into many American hearts. Not with his French accent or extensive knowledge, more so with his bubbly laughter and contagious smile. An exchange student from Saint-Etienne, France, Rigot claimed he

would

"die five times for real cheese

and

real bread."

After arriving at the University, Rigot said he

was

over-

taken by the "unusual Midwest friendliness." "1

feel like

it

would have been hard

to find a place

where

people are more interested in international cultures than here," Rigot said.

Other students believed the same thing. Arpit Sharma of

New Dehli and came for international exposure. "People were more friendly and accepting here than in

New York," Sharma

said. "It is a home far from home." had close friends and cultural opportukept him from missing his family and country

Sharma

said he

nities that

much. "America is a country where you can find every culture; the whole world under one roof," Sharma said. "Since being at Northwest, I now have friends from all over the too

I

world."

Writer

|

Designer

Marsha Jennings Marsha Jennings |


Chopstick speed competitors, Mashhque Anwar and .ill

Jessica Alvarez race to pick

of the beans out their bowls the fastest.

Alvarez and

numerous (iinnnrs.

Anwar were both involved

international organizations

in

and

phnln by Mar\hn U'nnimjs

Dancing brings together

diverse cul-

and Morroco through

tures like India

Sharma and Manal Bennnaciri.

Arpit

Students

had many opportunities to experience music from different countries,

photo sub-

mitted by Li^a Abbott

Lifting the

Markov takes

Bobby head a

to see,

Geno

break close to the end of

the

Home Coming

Big

Apple was the theme and the Interna-

tional

parade.

Bobby

in

the

Student Organization parade entry

included

"I

Love" shirts and a Bobby, photo

submitted by Lisa Abbott

Ready

for takeoff, Swosti Udas and

Neelima Manandhar experience snow the

first

time.

sledding

for

Udas and Manandhar loved

down

the

hill

west of South Com-

plex, photo submitted by Lisa Abbott

t

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Interested in the outcome of the parable, the cast of "Godspell" watches as Roxanne Talley

and Hye

Jin

ing others equally.

Yeo learn about

A mixture

treat-

of narrated

scenes and songs took the cast to the end of the

first act.

photo by Meredith Currence

Broadcasting from the

G.O.D. Networl<,

Kat Dorrell plays out a parable that includ-

ed helping

a fellow citizen

"Godspell."

The parable involved

man who had been ground asking

during the play

for help

man was

later

who

did help

welcomed by God

her actions, photo by Meredith Currence

056 STUDENT LIFE j

poor

and being refused

by others. The one person the

a

beaten, lying on the

for


Breaking

down

community

lom the \siiij;s of the theatre the cast one b\- one, bundled against the old with coats and rags, scrounging for food shelter.

iiui

^I't

world

1

post-apocaUptic time frame with

in a

full

of violence

and

suffering, they

\Mlra\ed parables from the Bible, followed leven actors majoring in Theater, English

I

Psychology and Sociology made '.p the diverse cast of "Godspell," as it took niter stage in the Mary Linn Performing

how everybody

narrated skits and songs like 'Day by 'God Save the People' and 'Oh, Bless :the Lord my Soul.' Audience member Andrea James said her M\ orite song was 'We Beseech the Hero.' When was in swing choir in high school, 1

ind

1

could sing along

-lidn't,"

James

if

I

I

actually

wanted

feels

sent

it

how God lives and how

about God,

interacts with us in our daily

Each a

knew to,

but

said.

The musical began with short monologues

actor

from

sorority

portrayed

"Godspell"

stereotype

different

athletes,

on stage including

members and neo-punk.

member Roxanne Talley said the play breaking down stereotypes and

"Like society

them who

tells

to

be and they

around the world for no reason and they're not helping each other," Talley said. "They're just in their own world. But in this play you see us

come

portrayed

Trester

lie '

play, said cast

o played Jesus.

member

Steven Perkins,

weeks,

in the following

knowing

that

it

you were

something or someone

to play

known,

as iconic, as Jesus."

"Godspell" took on a more somber feeling

second half when the musical began the

she

the change

felt

throughout the entire play until the end,"

James

good.

James

as

agricultural

as

you think,"

down on

what people

first

the farm,

think of

which

when

I

think

they think

themselves into their

James

roles,

it

how

was

they put

was amazing,"

|

said.

Writer

mood

said the performance

"Like their character, and

not

of abrupt,

Despite the sudden change in the

life.

is

seemed kind

said. "It just

the playfulness stopped and the seriousness

taught her more about stereotypes in real

"It's

was somewhat sudden. was all playful

everything

"Because

of the play,

the whole

I

have

to

as well

agricultural stereotype. Trester said the role

from the

rest of

going

an

out the prologue

different

it

got to be really scary,

began."

together."

Michelle

Actress

productions sometimes

was so

started with that initial excitement to

be cast as a lead role," Perkins said. "But

have no purpose, and they're just wandering

and leadership and those activities and not

it

"1

story of the crucifixion of Christ. James said

Trester said. "Their mottos are about service

Ixcause

challenging.

bringing people together.

each character, providing a philosopher's from other on God. Directors left

Perkins said his role as Jesus was

songs.

in the

MOW

b\

help one another through playful skits and

involved

it I

Jesus, played by Perkins, acted as the groups leader, teaching about forgiveness, being humble, faithful and working to

thinking about

ways."

Miiall

i\n,'

sang that song, so like

because we thought

the show," Perkins said. "It's talking about

Cast

Center Nov. 9-12.

od bv Jesus, the cast learned about the Miables from the Book of Matthew through I

>\i

in

it

message about where all of these ideas [about God] are coming from and it sets the framework for the rest of

Jiication,

\rts

left

a very strong

that can affect different people in different

the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

^\

helps the cast of Godspell unite

"We

I

shuttled in

stereotypes and building a

Meredith Currence

|

Designer

Lindsay Steinkamp

|

of 4-H."

and

Bickering Sidesinger,

Roxanne

Matthew

yelling, Talley

and Katie Baker

help set up the tense atmosphere

the be-

at

ginning of "Godspell."The cast was brought

together by the teachings of Jesus. their character

word, they removed an to reveal

something

signify they like,

A

shade of

blue, to

were becoming more

Christ-

string of monologues describing the views of philosophers creates

unique beginning to the play

ticipants like

was its

article of clothing

in a

photo by Meredith Currence

religious

a

When

understood more of Gods

a section

for par-

Roxanne Talley. The Prologue

many

directors

left

out since

format was so drastically different from

the rest of the play, photo by Meredith Currence

r^ODSOELL |j57


drama

Family

unfolds against the backdrop o"

mathematical theory

Tension

filled

the air as the small

crowd

sat

she hid from the characters around her could

be seen.

during the intense scenes. Death, love and family feuding overran the dramatic

still

production.

part of the

The University's production of David Auburn's Pulitzer Prize winning "Proof" took

coincided with Catherine's character.

place Nov. 16-17 at 7:30 p.m. inside Charles

said. "1 loved that

Johnson Theatre. The Department of Communication, Theatre and Languages teamed

she could sometimes freak out on the other characters, yet

you could

with the University Players to present the

and

is."

in silence

"Proof" revolved around a

young girl named

Catherine, played by Stephanie Stamoulis.

ing the

fall.

set in

modern day Chicago

dur-

All of the scenes took place in

the yard of Catherine

and her

father's small

white house with green shutters. Her father Robert, a professor and mathematical genius, recently died of mental illness.

A

Hal, found a prime numbers in his

brilliant office.

Catherine's sister Claire.

had not only inherited Robert's A love affair with Hal

genius, but his insanity.

a rocky relationship

to the confusion.

all

the intelligent

with Claire only add-

Stamoulis said through

and sweet side

Catherine, played by Stephanie Claire,

found out her

Sta-

played by Lauren Mur-

phy, discuss the idea of Catherine

New York with

her

sister

sister.

moving

Later Catherine

wanted her to move

to

seek mental help, photo by Chris Lee

Hal and Catherine

share a kiss outside

the house during a party held after her father's funeral. Hal, a

and

Derek Trautwein played

former student of Catherine's

a possible love interest for

really

father,

Stephanie

Stamoulis's Catherine, photo by Chris Lee

felt

still

feel

how

caring

the audience's perception of

like riding a roller coaster.

He said he

enjoved plaving the part of Hal because

of that connection with the audience.

"You meet him and he looks like the nerdy, geeky guy that everyone knows and is nice to," Trautwein said. "He is a person that is at a crossroad in his life with his work and

You may

also find

him

as a bit

flat

out jerk to Catherine, but towards the end

his

remorse

to

it

her that

starts to

show."

Stamoulis said what the actors portrayed

made

it

not only easy for the cast to

feel,

but

went better than

ex-

also for those in the audience. "I feel

Catherine became very confused and wor-

to

she

she could be sarcastic and

notebook that Catherine tells him about, he seems selfish and greedv. He appears to be a

Siers played Catherine's father, Derek Trautwein played Hal and Lauren Murphy played

moulis and

could relate with her," Stamoulis

proof about

Catherine had

There were onlv four characters. Douglas

ed

Hal was

own personality

of a hopeless romantic, but as he finds the

prove that she, not her father, wrote the

and

fragile

that her

Robert's,

of

proof.

ried that she

really

his future.

young graduate student

named to

"I

show and

Trautwein

production.

The play was

Stamoulis said she was very excited to be

that this play

pected," Stamoulis said.

characters

audience

"We

really felt these

and it seemed that, as a result, the them and understood them as

felt

well."

Vanessa Turner said she went

to the play

because she heard there was a good story be-


With a flood

of emotion, Stephanie Sta-

nioulis expresses her

anger with her

sister

as she portrays Catherine in "Proof." Cath-

erine

the

was scared

same mental

that she

may have had

illness that

her father had

cecently died from, photo by Chrii Lee

Tension abounds as Lauren

Murphy and

Claire,

played by

Catherine,

played

by Stephanie Stamoulis discuss a run

in

with the police. The play centered around a

mathematical proof and

who

wrote

it,

Catherine or her father, photo by Chris iee

With apparent disbelief,

Catherine,

played by Stephanie Stamoulis,

argues

with her sister Claire, played by Lauren

Murphy. Their tension was a driving factor of the plot, photo byChrii Lee

Catherine, played by Stephanie

Sta-

moulis stands guard as Hal, played by Der-

ek Trautwein, explains the historic discovery of a

new mathematical

Murphy's

Claire.

The

first

proof to Lauren act of the play

ended with Catherine announcing she was the creator of the proof, photo by Chris Lee

v>R00fI059


Singing about the upcoming Ball,

the cast of "Cats" performs

in

Jellicle

the Mary

Linn Performing Arts Center. The group

performed

at the University as part of the

Encore Series, photo by Meredith Currence

IVIaldng 'The Old

an entrance, Gumbie

Cara Fish sings

Cat' as she plays Jenny-

anydots during the Encore performance of "Cats." Fish State

was

a

graduate from Wichita

and was on her

first

National Tour

with the play, photo by Meredith Currence

Each cat must have names according to the The

separate

Jellicle

Society.

cats explained the idea during the

song 'The Naming of Currence

oeolSTUDENT LIFE

three

Cats.'

photo by

/Wered/t/i


Award-winning Broadway musical delights and surprises students and the Maryville connnnunity

Cathoied in the jiinkvard, the cats sang and danced under a moonlit sky. The time had come to decide which jellicle cat would be reborn. Nearly 1,000 people filled the seats of the Mary Linn Performing Arts Center Noy. 28 for the Encore Performing Arts Series musical "Cats." Andrew Lloyd Weber's "Cats" opened in New York in 1982 and in 1997 became the longest running musical on Broadway. The Tony Award winner was based on T.S. Eliot's "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats." The musical was about a group of cats that gathered once a year for the Jellicle Ball, to see who Old Deuteronomy would announce to be reborn. Old Deuteronomy, the shaggy elder cat, arriyed to make the announcement. The striped and spotted cats, with extrayagant makeup, sat attentiyely to hear the good news. Each cat, with its own personality and style, had a time to shine and captiyate the audience. Jeff Talley got to work behind the scenes. He worked with the "Cats" crew. He was the crew leader for loading and

unloading the trucks. "Normally an Encore show has only one truck, but "Cats" had four," Talley said. "They told me that we had the trucks unloaded and loaded back up in the quickest time out of the whole tour." Kat Dorrell also worked backstage on the musical. She aided the actors in costume changes and said it was a yery interesting experience.

"As a theatre major teresting to see

how

I

always find

it

in-

things work back-

stage in professional companies," Dorrell said.

"One character was

late for a

cue

to

get on stage and he was running to make it. He hit the ground right before he went on and crawled on like a cat. haye never seen that before in mv life and it was I

pretty funny."

Melissa Gigot, received her ticket as a birthday present, and said it was the best present ever. All of the detailed costumes and elaborate light effects were amazing

It allowed her to be in the moment and enjoy the show. "I thought it was so good," Gigot said. "It was the best thing ever saw. didn't

she said.

I

have a care

1

world during the show, forgot all about reality. For those two I hours I didn't have any stress over classes in the

and projects." The audience was packed people of little

all

full

with

ages. Gigot said that she

saw

children along with elderly couples

surrounding

her.

brought our community together," Gigot said. "No matter what age they were everyone seemed to really enjoy the show." Mathematics/statistics instructor, Denise Weiss, once lived 80 miles south of New York and had seen theatre productions before. She said she had the video for "Cats," but never saw it on Broadway. "The talent was 100 percent professional," Weiss said. "I have the video at home "It

really

but their personalities really

and they are so

light

on

came out

their feet that

you

forget people are playing the cats. I'm so

never saw it on Broadway." Weiss took her five-year-old granddaughter Rachel to see the musical and said Rachel loved it so much that she wanted to go back to ballet class. "My granddaughter enjoyed it," Weiss said. "She wore the T-shirt I bought her to bed and to school the next day. The big, black, and white cat came up to her and she wasn't scared. It was funny because she is terrified of Bobby Bearcat." Gigot said one part she enjoyed was when the performers took props such as trashcan lids for wheels and junk metal sorry that

I

around the set to create what appeared to be an operating train. "The singers and their voices were phenomenal," Gigot said. "I loved the stage and wondered how long it took them to set it up and make that. You know it is good entertainment when it takes you on

Performing a

solo, Sara Reardon acts

as Victoria in the

Mary Linn Performing

Arts Center during "Cats."

ning

show was based on

The award winT. S. Eliot's

Possum's Book of Practical

"Old

Cats." photo by

Meredith Currence

a rollercoaster of emotions."

Writer

|

Designer

Kylie Guier |

Mary Clark

CATSlo6(


Musical brings a glimpse of the big city

to the

life

community with color and wonder

in Eileen created problems for the girls with

kins started working the day before the

production at 7:30 a.m. and continued working until 5 p.m. that evening. "I worked on the fly system moving 30 pound bricks from one area to another

Town." The musical debuted on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre in 1953 and ran for 559 performances. "Wonderful Town" won six Tony Awards in 1953. The story was based on the play "My Sister Eileen" and had one major Broadway re-

her good looks and naive ways. When the sisters arrived in the city they immediately rented a rundown apartment with a tacky red couch and beaten up wooden furniture. Their French landlord Mr. Appopolous failed to mention that a new subway line was being built underneath the aprtment using dynamite and the former resident was a prostitute. Unable to land a writing gig, Ruth found herself applying at The Manhatter.' There she met the associate editor Bob Baker and the two ended up having a tumultuous relationship. Eventually, Ruth and Bob realized they that they loved each other. The sisters faced obsta-

vival in 2003.

cles including

The musical depicted the journey of two sisters named Ruth and Eileen Sherwood who moved from Columbus, Ohio City in the summer of 1935. flowery Dressed in '30s style dresses and hats, the women arrived in Greenwich Village, N.Y. eager to start their new

and many misunderstandings. The sisters came across numerous wacky characters throughout the musical including a dorky Walgreen's worker who was in love with Eileen, the cocky newspaper writer who wanted to get Eileen alone and a former college football

lives.

player

The orchestra formed on the stage playing the overture as characters entered the stage. Pink and blue lights guided a tour through New York City. A couple stormed by as a police officer drug a prostitute across the stage.

An

audience consisting of students

and community members piled

into the

Mary Linn Performing Arts Center

Jan.

25 for the Encore production "Wonderful

New York

to

The orchestra remained playing on stage throughout

mor and

all

of the scenes of hu-

Ruth, the eldest of the two, aspired to a writer while her sister Eileen wanted to be an actress. Ruth kept the audience laughing with her sarcastic humor and

be

Worried about the explosion they their landlord, Mr.

plains the blast line

just

Sherwood question

Appopolous

as he ex-

was from the new subway

being constucted under the building.

"Wonderful Town" was performed

Mary Linn Perfomring ary 25 for Maryville

and students

alike,

Arts Center

in

the

on Janu-

community members pholo by Tremr Hayes

062ISTUDENT LIFE

time.

Conga obsessed

sailors

who

could not

let

go of his glory

days.

worked behind the scenes She said her duties as a stagehand were to unload all of the touring company's equipment and help set up. She put together the set, light and sound systems, costumes and props. JenErin Jenkins

of the production.

mischief.

heard, Ruth and Eileen

jail

about 70 feet in the air," Jenkins said. "All us was a steel grid, but we had to counter balance the weight hold-

we had under ing

up the

set pieces."

Lauren Schuberth, a theatre major, also worked backstage on the production and said she really enjoyed

it.

band being on the stage the time and the song by Ruth about whole "I

like the

'How "It's

Lose a Guy,'" Schuberth

to

said.

exciting to see professional theatre

and what you see on stage is only half the work that actually goes into it. They

make

it

look so easy."

Jean Thomas, a friend of hers

of St. Joseph,

Mo.

said

recommended she come

and see the musical. "I

and

have lived in

St.

Joseph all of my life I always come and

my husband and

seen the musicals here," Thomas said. "My favorite scene was the Conga dance sequence with Ruth. She is probably my favorite because she's so saucy and she is a really funny actress. 1 think all of the actors have done an amazing job and I

would Writer

like to see ]

Designer

it

again."

Kylie Guier |

Mary Clark


Writers at 'The Manhatter,' explain to Ruth Sherwood, she ing to ing in

New

made

mistake mov-

a

York to persue a career

The muscial was part of the f

in writ-

"What A Waste," in "Wonderful Town."

ncore Series, photo by

University's

Trevor Hayes

Yelling into the phone. Wreck Loomis

makes himself

at

home

while living with

Ruth and Eileen Sherwood

in

the musical

"Wonderful Town." Loomis needed the hiding place while his lover's

mother was

stay-

ing in their apartment, photo by Trevor Hayes

Eileen

home

and Ruth Sherwood lament their New York in "Ohio." The two

before

characters were the central focus of the

musical "Wonderful Town" as they tried to

make

it

in

New York,

photo by Trevor Hayes

WONDERFUU TOWN |j63


Distinguished Lecturers provide students with

outlook on world and

lasting

memories

I Students stc

d

Charles Johnso

i

they packed int

)

Crammed

came

1

i

A

few weeks later the Performing Arts Center.

in ;ide the

Distinguished students

four deep at the back of

Theater.

auditoriums for the

,ecture Series presentations, d get extra credit, insight

and

a glimpse at so "neone they might have seen

on

television.

MTV's Gideon Yago and CNN's

Peter Bergen were the scheduled lecturers for

the

fall

semester and brought a distinct con-

versation topic to the campus' mind.

out to get you.

you guys

think

I

Bergen, one of

CNN's

ing had a

much

"Terrorists are not crazy," Bergen said. "Fif-

gone

to college.

Some

have their Ph.Ds, studied in the United States or Europe and usually studied engineering

would be comforting

by the United States.

are well-educated." journal-

top terror analysts,

It

to think

important for their

"It's "I

different tone.

ty-four percent have

what's going on next weekend.

can

brought the same message of understanding in his presentation, although his understand-

or medicine.

MTV

entirely possible for

use to benefit the world."

Both Yago and Bergen spent stints in Afghanistan and Iraq, covering America's War on Terror and the invasions of both countries Yago, in the mold of most

it's

to construct a reality that people

narrow focus. The world

complex and

interested in our lives as students at Nortl

west," Hile said.

make

audience for both

is

back to the airport after the lecture, definite) felt he gained much from the experience. "It was a great opportunity, he was ver

dumb, but unfortunately they in the

saic

broadens those horizons." Hile, who along with a friend drove Berge

to hear

Anthony Hile was

Frucht

these individuals can challenge students,

that the people that are attacking us are just

are not, they

lives,"

think students in the Midwest can have

him

talk

"It's just really interestir

about the Middle East an

sense of what's going on over ther He's very knowledgeable and it was great discuss that with him."

much

Frucht said he also arranged for a sho

time

meet and greet question session with Berge

audience of teenagers and college students. Yago's message to the audience was understanding. He wanted to foster understanding

he listened to them speak. "Anytime you can bring a speaker to college, it's good to bring people who have ex-

before his lecture to give students anoth(

between the students he spoke to and the young people he had encountered overseas. "You guys will inherit the wealthiest, most

perienced things college kids haven't," Hile

for the rest of their lives, as well as the

powerful country in the world," Yago said.

It's

"And you have people just like yourselves begging for some kind of dialogue, begging for some kind of integration.

chairman for the History, Humanities, Philosophy and Political Science Department, also saw a large value in bringing in voices from outside the world of academia to talk to students who often got caught up in campus life and think about

brought a younger mindset to his work and the ability to transfer observations to his

presentations and said he absorbed as

ists,

"They want porate

it

to take their reality

incor-

in yours. They're not all dead-enders,

they're not

all

evildoers

Gideon Yago speaks ers

and

they're not

with report

from KNWT, Channel

Northwest

and

8's

Inside

after his lecture in Charles

Johnson Theater. Yago was brought to campus through the Student Activities Council and attracted a packed theater, photo by Chris Lee

064ISTUDEHT LIFE

all

information as he could during the

said. "College kids to these things

just

good

to

and

little

sometimes aren't exposed live a

more sheltered

life.

hear their experiences."

Dr. Richard Frucht,

chance

pick his brain. Frucht said thoi

to

memorable experiences stayed with studen sages passed

"What this,"

down by

hope you guys take away

I

Yago

opportunity to tune

it

guys

to dive in

Writer

out

|

much much as

said. "Is that, as

an opportunity ...

to fear, as fight,

there

is

|

fro:

as there

there's

a

to turn the channel an opportunity for yc

and do good."

Trevor Hayes

Designer

me

the lecturers.

Lindsay Steinkamp

(


rakingNotes Having been around the globe, lecturers

Laden]

Gideon Yago on journalism: "You guys have eaily /ith

lot

unique opportunity to break

how

stories can get told. Right

now

of time and effort being spent on

ngage young people ine of a

in

particular;

bunch of companies doing

Yago on the

future:

emember

that peace,

agile and

artificial

"It

is

progress,

MTV

work

to

just

is

"Rarely

on Al-Qaeda: "Osama

It's

they

want to bankrupt our

pretty easy to hit a bank."

do enemies

tell

you that they are going

to attack. Unfortunately they did and

take

them

[bin

continue to attack western economic

because

economy.

seriously

we

didn't

enough before 9/11."

Bergen's concerns: "So you ask why should

that."

important to hope: are

all

real,

for and things

hat you have to make. But they can be made,

if

ou apply your time, your energy, your idealism nd your intelligence."

will

targets

there's

how

concepts. They're not

hey're things you have to

a

ground

a lot of

Peter Bergen

left

tudents with several quotes^ to think about.

in I

Missouri, care about what's going

on

would say the next round of attacks

in

will

I,

Europe? probably

be someone carrying an European passport."

"The idea that Al-Qaeda can bring down jet with a rocket-propelled grenade

passenger scary.

effect

It

wouldn't be easy but

on tourism and

it

would have

global aviation."

a

As the leading

terror analyst for

CNN,

Peter Bergen brings the topic of terror to a is

huge

the University. Bergen interviewed Osa-

ma

Bin

Laden

in

1998, not

knowing the

impact that interview would have on

his

career, photo by Meredith Currence

LECTURE SERtES |o65


Nick Schmeltz shows spirit after

climbing into

Sclimeltz said

it

was

off

tlie

his first

time using the

driving service, w/hich operated

and Saturday nights from and some

1

Bearcat

his

Safe Ride van.

on Friday

p.m. to 4 a.m.

special occasions like

Home-

coming which had adjusted hours, photo by Chris Lee

With phone er Sarah

in hand, Safe Ride van driv-

Kahmann

tells

driver

Matthew

Westhoff where to head for the next pickup.

Kahmann

said waiting outside

residences often could cause

behind by two or three by Megan Crawford

Stephanie Hooton logs the

information

for a Safe Ride call in the offices at

Safety. After figuring

Campus

out names, locations,

phone numbers and number

of riders,

Hooton relayed the request to the in

one of two vans which were

Maryville, picking calls,

up

riders

drivers

patrolling

and waiting

for

photo by Megan Crawford

Bracelets wrists

and stamps

adorning their

and hands are evidence of Tom

Parkin's

and Nick Schmeltz's

abouts. The

two continued

prior

where-

their fun

by

partying inside the Safe Ride van, encour-

aging their drivers to "Rock on." photo by

Megan Crawford

066ISTUDEMT LIFE

them

some to

fall

ride requests, photo

WiMW STATf


lnt0 xicatingRide Students

show

appreciation for sober drop offs The van door opened and the mixed .smell chewing gum and beer

floated in as three intoxicated students stum-

smell, like. ..sexy,'" Lin said.

of every

ran on Friday and Saturday night

weekend

ensure that students

to

re-

working

ing cash to use at

my

Matthew Westhoff

said. "It

for extra

discretion,"

spend-

employee

kind of grows on working."

off

was supposed

Whether the

who needed

calls

rides

were

to pick

home from

up students

the hospital or

even from Maryville Public Safety, drivers said they

had seen and heard some pretty cra-

zy stuff while they were behind the wheel. Safe riders were often so drunk that they would trip on the way into or out of the van, sometimes needing assistance to their doors. Other times, they would look blankly at the safe ride drivers, not

understanding their

re-

quest to see their Bearcat ID.

"One time walked into into

a girl got out of the

it

van and

Jamie Lin and then walked

This was one of the reasons employees said

they

many

like

riders,

in a night,

used

fective

questions asked policy, photo by Chris Lee

the safe ride

way

to

program was

a very ef-

keep University students

safe.

our responsibility to keep people who have been drinking from behind the wheel," "It's

driver Bryce

taking

advantage of the van's long hours and no

felt

When

Lemke

said.

picking up students

who had been

drinking, drivers said they heard the words

"God

Many

the van, leans and over

I

sitting there."

One night Westhoff came back to the Campus Safety building to use the restroom. He usually took the key inside with him but on this

occasion he did not.

came back out he caught

When

don't

thought

it

Westhoff

vans,

into

off.

know if he was drunk or if he just would be funny to steal the van,"

said. "Either

way,

hilarious, but

it's

only because he didn't actually do

When

Westhoff

guy climbing

a

the drivers seat, ready to take

it."

people weren't trying to

workers were trying

to

steal the

stop

other

drunken mishaps from occurring. Westhoff said one time some men climbed into the safe ride van and asked them to call campus safety. When Westhoff asked why, the men said there was a man at the party trying to start fights. Westhoff then asked them if the guy was violent. "They said 'he already threw a guy off the balcony," Westhoff said.

"

And

that's

when

I

said ok, we'll call public safety for that one."

Safe ride employees had seen

many parties

showing up from a call. "They are like ants under a magnifying Westhoff

glass,"

cops they

them.

again, that time losing her hat."

it

girl in

get busted while

a stop sign," driver

"She didn't realize

said.

was

"1

to be.

Westhoff said on an average night, safe ride vans responded to 45 calls.

more than once

So he

so drunk he didn't even care that

started

I

after the bars closed the calls didn't stop.

Ride van. Johnson,

'hey, you're really drunk.'

says to her, 'hey, you're really pretty.'

and ran until 4 a.m. The beginning of the night from 10 to midnight was slower, but

the van

in the driver's

He was

Safe Ride began their journey at 10 p.m.

the camera before getting into the Safe

guy leaned

said 'hey, you're really pret-

me and

up and drop

for

and I said

ty,'

a

You

each night with a female and male driver in each van.

Another employee remained in the Campus Safety building to answer the phones and inform the van drivers where their next pick

up

window and

like to?

sees another

you, you look forward to

it

side

'have you ever

man? Would you

ceived a safe ride home. Six students worked

"Initially

of Fox Alley Apart-

love to a

"Another time

Two vans

ments, Aislinn Johnson hams

me

asked

a gi:y

made

bled up.

Picked up outside

"One time

of cigarettes, tequila,

said.

"When

they see the

start scattering to get

away from

pretty funny."

It's

While many people depend on safe ride to be there to give them a ride, many

workers

people forget their saviors weren't always

Shawn Gentry said. "When we go to bars people are always asking if we work for safe ride and asking us for a ride later," Gentry said. "We have a whole working, employee

campus

of people that love us."

other students

Aislinn Johnson said she used safe ride ev-

Steven Banker and Alex Hopes ap-

expressed their appreciation with hugs, kiss-

ery weekend, sometimes even three or four

proach the Safe Ride van

es

home. Hopes, who

lives

for their ride

on-campus, said

he used the service every weekend because ing

it

provided

a safe alternative to walk-

home, photo by Megan

Crawford

bless you" often.

and kind words

for the ride

home

said safe

drivers.

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me

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Conductor Larry Williams opportunity to play

violin

takes an

with the North-

west Orchestra while Carl Kling directs during the winter concert. Williams and Kling split the conducting duties for the

concert, photo by Meredith Currence

Members of

the Northwest Orchestra on

play during their Winter Concert held

Dec.

5.

The group performed one concert

each semester, photo by Meredith Currence

Keeping time with

the others

in

her

section, a violinist plays during the Winter

Concert. The group played ing with

A Christmas

six

Festival

derson, photo by Meredith

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Roundoff Orchestra gives venue of expression They tuned

instruments and waited

their

The conductor Hfted the baton and everyone tot)k a deep breath, it was show time. After being on hiatus for several years, the University's orchestra was reformed in 1999. The orchestra, complete with 20 to 25 string players and up to 16 wind and percussion tor instruction to begin.

once each

players, took the stage for a concert

semester. There, they performed classical, as well as

modern

"The music

my

that's exciting for

me."

orchestra

started

for area

sounds

before the actual show. There,

Meet

the It

the

gave a chance

grade school students

improved and made sure everyone

together

Through the program, Kling

said students

not only met requirements of their major or

general

but

electives,

they

grew

as

performers. is

that through the

process of music that each of our performers are

more mature and more well-rounded

musicians," Kling said.

Kling and Hamblin both said students in

hours a day together in various

Hamblin

activities.

said the time together not only

hear the

contributed to successful performances and performers, but served as the most rewarding aspect of participating in large ensemble

groups.

music.

music students together.

of

them get excited about instrumental music and consider maybe picking up some of those instruments and learning how to play them," Kling said. "What help

we're hoping to do in the

fit

musically.

Bands and Orchestra Carl Kling said the concert served as an educational program to get children motivated about to

said

meet some

to

of the players.

"It's

Hamblin

they worked on things that needed to be

the music department at the University spent

of the orchestra as well as

The Director

the night of concerts,

"Our goal each semester

favorite part," principle

Orchestra Concert in 2006.

On

the orchestra had dress rehearsal two hours

day, musical pieces.

is

bassoon player Harry Hamblin said. "Getting to perform some of these pieces you've only heard and seen big symphonies perform,

The

every Tuesday night.

is

to also build

awareness

Kling said spending so

To prepare, the orchestra met

something the audience enjoys. There's that intrinsic value of having shared something that can only be shared through instrumental ^.^.

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two hours

together

"It becomes a family," Kling said. "You work hard. You sweat together. You create

community outside of Northwest about

the existence of the orchestra."

much time

created a bonding experience that brought

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wind and percussion players took part both the band and orchestra sity

in

at the Univer-

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a

tyrannosau-

appears to surround

a

student

as she waits outside her next classroom in

the Garrett Strong Sciences Building. The

Tyrranosaurus

Geosciences

and Wanda

fossil

was donated to the

Museum

in

1989 by Edward

Ebert. photo by Meredith Currence


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ArtifejctSi Three museums located throughout the

campus contained

of

artifacts

dinosaurs,

broadcasting equipment and computers. Stu-

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artifacts.

Students could walk in and look

around on

their

seum, located

and the public were able to view the museums. The Warren Stucki Museum of Broadcasting, located in the radio complex of Wells Hall, offered visual examples of broadcasting equipment and a mock-up of a 1940s era ra-

was named

museum

"The Warren Stucki

way

donated

to display artifacts

started as a to the

broad-

casting department over the last few de-

Murphv, TV and video engineer Mass Communication Department

cades," Will for the

said. "This is the

only dedicated broadcast

museum between Chicago and

the

Rocky

Mountains."

The Strong

Geosciences contained a

museum

rex skull along with

Garrett-

in

giant

tvrannosaurus

many

other dinosaur

Located in f/ieWarren

Stucki

Museum

Broadcasting, cameras, transmitters,

and speakers

are just

that can be viewed. facts

to

some

own

The Jean Jennings

dents on tours, elementary school students

dio station.

PAST

played

a

in

time. Bartik

the B.D.

Computing Mu-

Owens

after a University

prominent

Library,

graduate

who

role in the invention of

the electronic computer.

had been one of the world's computer programmers. She participated in the creation of the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer during World War II which could add 5,000 numbers or do 14, 10-digit multiplication tables per second. The ENIAC decade ring, which was the only piece of the equipment the University had, was loaned to the University by the Smithsonian Institute. The Bartik museum also contained artifacts of different electronic equipment the University had used over the vears. In 1945, Bartik

first

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of

lights,

of the artifacts

The museum held

arti-

from the beginning of broadcasting

some

most current technology.

of the

photo by Meredith Currence

Used in the mitter test,

1

940's, this studio

and

trans-

was displayed with an Announcer's

like

one

seum was

may

radio personalities

a

have read during

a

job interview. The

free for the public to

by Meredith Currence

visit,

mu-

photo

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A

virtual

maze of wires

and

early videio

camera technology can be seen

in this

RCA

TK-44a camera from the 970's.The camera 1

had an

was

at

original price tag of $66,000

one time used

at

KMTV

in

and

Omaha.

photo by Meredith Currence

On loan from the this

Smithsonian

Decade Ring Counter

trolled

environment

Owens

Library.

was

part of the

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in

sits

Institute,

in

a

con-

the basement of

The Decade Ring Counter ENIAC computer, photo by

The Jean Jennings Bartik Computing Museum houses items like this photograph of Bartik working with the puter. Bartik also

ENIAC com-

worked with the UNIVAC

computer which was the

first

commercial

computer, photo by Meredith Currence


CCMPUTI=I?5 Computing Museum includes ENIAC and UNIVAC computers. It also included computers that had been used by the University. The KAYPRO 10 Portable computer was one of the first portable computers available on campus. The computer weighed 25 pounds and had a nine inch screen. This was an improvement over the Osborne computer, which was limited to a five inch screen. Students and

The Jean Jennings

artifacts

from

visitors called

the

Bartik

Bartil<'s

the

B. D.

worl< with the

Owens

Library to schedule tours of

museum. Which included school

artifacts, a

video

clip

from the History Channel about Bartik and a photo wall of the ENIAC, UNIVAC and Bartik. The museum was located in three seperate rooms in the B. D. Owens Library, photo by Meredith Currence

MI=DIA5TCI?yVGI= Storage of information from a computer has become easier over time. The UNIVAC computer used UNIVAC I

Tape and had a metal container weighing several pounds. It was shaped like a movie reel with magnetic tape on the inside. In 2006, many students were using a 'jump drive' or 'flash drive,' which were often one to two inches wide and weighed only a few ounces. Before jump drives and flash drives, computer storage was often done on floppy disks. Disks like those pictured at left, which declined in size as computer technology improved. Floppy disks were later replaced with hard disks, and eventually the miniature drives. Computers were built to accomodate the new storage devices and many of the laptops the University distributed did not have a place where hard disks could be used. To accommodate for the change from disks to drives, the B.D. Owens Library provided small ports resembling golf balls. p/7oto by Mered/t/i Currence

IENRCU.MISN7 Before students used Bearcat cards to pay their bills or used the computer to enroll for classes, they used punch cards to keep enrollment information on file. The Hollerith Coded Cards were used from 1962 until 1986. These cards were a predecessor to the scantron cards that professors used for testing

in their

classrooms

in

many 2006.

be checked for alignment and could only be read by certain computers on campus. On of the machines used to read the cards could be seen in the Bartik Museum. The machines were programmed using wiring boards and saved the information for later access. Pictures were displayed in the museum of people using

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Started by a student worker, the Eggs and

Issues breakfast brings

members and

community

University faculty

members

together to talk about community issues

and what the University can do Subjects varied from housing

munity to

make

it

a

in

to help.

the com-

sidewalk program that would

easier for students

who walked

to

campus, photo by Meredith Cunence

Student Assistant Miraya Burnsides checks an invoice for supplies

fice for several years

in

worked

the Pres-

the

of-

and was training

Ja-

ident's Office. Burnsides

in

vano Duley to take over the position

after

she gtBduBXed. photo by Meredith Currence

The individual members who made up the President's Cabinet assisted in

of projects,

the planning, developing, evaluating

community,

and recommending

which helped

to

"My

to the Regent's

Hubbard

form and

develop specific areas of our campus experience, given the position

Tl^

said

events

the

that

were most gratifying were one's he felt everybody would select, like the Culture of Quality.

been gratifying to see emerge of mutual trust and collaboration and teamwork, caring about each other, focusing on "That's

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students."

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said

the thing that

on

was the decision policy decisions

for

the

operation

of the University. In order to

do

so,

they were each involved in a variety

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students to operate the office and

goes on in the University," President

working with them

Dean Hubbard

develop into professionals.

said.

to

grow and


In

a

rea,

final celebration, students from Ko-

Japan and China pose

University paraphenalia. ied at the University for

back to

fore going

for a

photo with

The group stud-

one semester be-

their

home

countries.

photo by Meredith Currence

As part of

the student work force on

campus, Jessica Alvarez works ternational

Intercultural

in

the

In-

Center helping

both students studying from other countries

and those that wish

countries.

lowed students to study tries

to study in other

The study abroad program in

al-

over 40 coun-

around the world through eight

dif-

ferent programs, photo by Meredith Currence

Provost kichoon Yang recalled his

involvement with the development of the

"I

students

Center.

countries,

when he

on campus two years ago, an international program said

arrived

existed, hut did not

Yang helped Intercultural

expanded

have

a full office.

to create the International

Center,

the

which

international

he

said

student

population at the Universitv to nearlv

300

students.

He

considered

the

proximity

Marvville,

Mo.

and geography

diversity

for

enriches

experience for

here

our students,

faculty,

in a

all,

more

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felt

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creating our experience,

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'I

constantly look for something that might

be of interest for those

who are

surveyed and

what they are saying or wanting with more training and development opportunities. Always looking for something that has some imagination and excitement to it that will give people some enthusiasm for learning or continue their

own

professional or personal

development, and then to put some kind of training to put

-Mary Resources

it all

Director

always fun to see a

recognize that of so

if

whole bunch of people on campus willing help and work with that." -Bob

Boerigter,

Director

of

of

for

taining the University's look

Fall Classic as

couldn't pull that off

experience

wards establishing and main-

be sucan example, we didn't have a

in order for that to

To use the

best

me has been working with so many creative people here to-

takes the cooperative efforts

many people

cessful.

we

it

The

i

A to poi

and message so that it reflects what Northwest is. It sets the standard for other colleges and

to

universities. That's

Athletics/

HPERD

into action."

Throener,

It s

gram go from point

to

Human

something

be proud of and exciting

be part

-Mary Ann Lowary,

Management

to

of."

V.P. of

University Relations

Discussing events from the 940s, Nick 1

Iriche,

Nancy Baxter and

Kari Taylor

with their group to try and

an obscure event from the

work

come up with baby boomer

Playoff

game day

Director of Athletics,

meets with Geiser.

NCAA

begins at 8 a.m. for

Bob Boerigter Representative,

both teams, the referees, and any

Human

who might have

training session

Management

led the

which focused on genera-

tional differences in the workforce, photoby

Meredith Currence

ter said

the

he

Jeff

The day included meetings with

time period. Mary Throener, Director of

Resources

as

V.I.Rs

attend the game. Boerig-

he often didn't get to see

much

games because he was making

of

sure

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"

:

"Campaign

for

'^iniiwiK^x

Northwest, which

cent capital campaign that

is

our

re-

we just completed

where we raised $43.5 million for the University. There was just an overwhelming outpouring of support by alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the University that allowed us to

issues related to academic freedom, handling

employee personnel matters with director of human resources, it's included working with Dr.

Hubbard

to try to attract a tenant for

center of excellence for plant biologies. The

-Orrie Covert, V.P. for University Advance-

experience for

opportunity

it

me

is

gives

not the project, but the

me

to

range of people, whether ulty or staff.

As Vice President

for

University

Ad-

vancement, Orrie Covert meets with Jim Blacl<ford ing.

on current programs and fund-

Covert often traveled to alumni hous-

es across the country to

and

set

up new programs

make for

contacts

funding for

work with it

a wide-

be students,

fac-

"

-Joe Cornelison,

o8oIacÂŤdeviics

our

accomplish that goal."

General Counsel

Meeting with the chair of the Psychol ogy department, Doug Dunham, Gener; Counsel Joe Cornelison

upcoming to

more

playoff

game

legal matters.

talks

about

th

before switchin(

Cornelison ofter

worked with students and

faculty witi

the Alumni Association and the University.

confidential legal issues at the University

photo by Meredith Currence

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Rachelle Brown, Rit i(ittiori,'-jffefTftes

"I

think as you

move

Serving as the top decision-

to a different job, the

opportunities to interact with the students is

what

is

important for most of us. At the

Health Center there's the physician-patient relationship, with the athletes

it's

kind of

you are collaborating with the trainers, the coaches. With Student

that way, but athletic

been unique and kind of energizing to be able to meld all " of those perspectives together into one job. -Jerry VVilmes, V.P. for

Some issues the board discussed throughout the year

prior to being put in place,

according to the University's

were board

Web

well as the initiation of the

site.

a

dent

for

Student

Affairs is

and Director of the sideline ac-

cess to the football games. Wilmes served as a physician for University sports

and dealt with photo by Kara

injuries

Siefker

on the

as

the

student representative to the Board of Regents beginning in May 2006. His two-year term lasted until May 2008. Baker said the process for being elected as the student

position of Vice Presi-

Health for Jerry Wilmes

must

student

according to state legislation.

representative

One perk of the

institute

non-voting

Aaron Baker served

rector of Health

teams

sidelines.

at before

going into action.

member on its Board of Regents

Student Affairs/Di-

was looked

the Board of Regents oversaw all the rules and regulations

have

It's

the issue

making body for the University,

Each public

Affairs there's obviously different types of

scenarios that are under me.

Loch, Rollie Stadlmarr

was initiated by

tuition rates,

women's

and room and any budgets, as

golf team.

began he with much the position learned apprehension, but to speak up and not be afraid to do something. "I learned to step out," Baker Baker

said.

said

"When I was

first

on the

board, I was really timid and as I got into it I began taking the initiative to ask questions." Baker said this position not

Missouri governor's office for

only helped him become more aggressive, but allowed him to overcome his nerves. "Take a step into your responsibility and not be

further evaluation.

afraid of

the Student Senate. Campus interviews were conducted

and when those were done, three names were given to the

Baker said he served as an active

member and ensured

that the student perspective of

it.

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do something; be Writer

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With their plane and the bears their

last

airport that

name, husband and

wife,

Joe and Jo Ranl<in have taught University students to

fly for

38 years. The Ranl<ins

enjoyed their partnership with the University,

giving credit to interested students

who tal<e their courses, Sitting

photo by

dormant because

Chris Lee

of the

weather, Joe and Jo Rankin's airplane

bad is

a

single prop aircaft. All students looking to

get their pilots license could take a ground

course with Jo before taking

from her hsuband Joe northwestern

IVIissouri.

in

flight lessons

the skies above

photo by

Chris Lee

A

sign

just

Lake.

marks

Rankin Airport which sat

outside of Maryville near Mozingo

The ground course taught

of the pilot's license

on campus, photo by Trevor Hayes

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sat alone in the pilot's seat for the first

His palms started to sweat and his knees trembled as he took off into the sky on time.

Front Row: Jamie

his three-hour journey.

Every semester students interested in avion-

were provided the opportunity to receive their private pilot's hcense from a convenient location. The University collaborated with Joe and Jo Rankin, owners of Rankin Airport in Marv\ille, Mo., in 1968 to offer credit hours ics

bv taking

Patton, Terri

Vogel

and Geoge Kegode. Back Row: Harold Brown, Arley Larson, Rego Jones and

Tom

Zweifel.

flight instruction.

"We used

to

run the

some students taking

city airport

and we had

flying courses out there

from the University," Jo Rankin said. "We just thought it would be nice to get a course started and we've been doing it ever since." Students

who went

through the program

took two courses. The first was ground school, which was taught in the classroom. "The class provided a good solid jumping off point for anvone who wants to go further

with the

whole

AGRinilTURF

flight training

lot of

Ml. Front Row: Laura Kukkee,

sam and Kim

Paul Falcone

Row Two: Armin Muh-

and Glen Williams.

Back Row: Bryan

Spradling.

Zygmont, Craig Warner and

Phillip Laber.

without investing a

money," Brent Pankau,

a

former

student of the class said.

Students then tion. In this air,

teaching

and ever,

moved

into flight instruc-

portion Joe took students in the

them

different types of flying

She said the hardest was taking off and landing.

tricks.

part,

how-

Jo said flying took practice at not only

Biological Sqences Front Row: Karen itt,

Rankin Airport, but west as well. Flying

in other parts of the to

Mid-

other cities combined

many

skills into one three-hour trip. "Going to Topeka shows us how to ride the airwav and how to use a control tower," she

said.

Schaffer, Janette Padg-

Suzanne Frucht and Gregg

Back Row:

Dieringer.

Lisa Crater, Phillip Lucido,

Da-

vid Easteria, Kurt Haberyan, Jeffry Thornsberry,

and Peter Kondrashov.

"We're also using a radio navigation sys-

tem to navigate bv." To receive their license, students had to complete a flight test. To complete the test, they went through night flight instruction and an oral section in addition to the course work and flying time. "Not everyone gives the kids

is

a pilot," she said. "This

something unique and

it

brings

them out of their shell." Watching students progress and hearing their successes kept the Rankins teaching "I enjoy teaching and Joe loves to teach flying," she said. "Then see them fly and take .

relatives

with them.

And

then

I

just enjoy

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Richard

Lisa Crater

Patricia Lu-

David Richardson,

and Mike Bellamy. Back Row:

Rafiq Islam,

and

Toomey and

Second Row:

John Shaw,

Ahmed Malkawi

Barrett Eichler.

my

class."

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Dinnerware clinks

throughout

the third floor of the Administration Building.

Hostess, Nischa Bharti talk-

ed with Kayla Earhart about the tional Indian cuisine that at the cafe, photo by

tradi-

was served

Megan Anders

Loaded with food, students

carry

their plates to tables after leaving the

buffet-style line. Marie Allen tie

serving, photo by Megan Anders

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Communication, TheATRF ANnlANaiACFS

ing's walls.

Front Row: Ginette

Students and Mar\'\ille residents heaped their plates

with authentic,

an food Nov. 17

at

homemade

Indi-

the last Friday Night Cafe

Baillargeon,

Melody

Hubbard, Paco Martinez, Marcy Roush, Amanda Peteftsh-Schrag and Merci Decker

Row

Two: Theo

Johnson, John

Ross, Michelle Allen, Pat

Fisher,

Margaret

Whedon

Hosted by the Family and Consumer Sciences department, it was held

and Dave Oehler Back Row: Joe

everv other vear, three times a semester with

and Bayo Oludaja.

of the semester.

newlv themed buffet each time. Mexican and Italian were two of the previous themed a

meals.

Students and residents paid $8.50 for the all-vou-can-eat buffet

and loaded up

their

plates with Indian entrees like curry with rice

and chocolate or cookie desserts. "The monev thev pay basically goes toward the food we buy," manager Nischa Bharti said. "If we make any profit, it goes to the department, but

it's

FACS

much just we do this."

pretty

experience everv time

a learning

students publicized the buffet on

KXCV/KRNW

90.5/88.9

and

in the North-

west Missourian. As word spread, more people started attending the Friday

Night Cafe,

bringing in an estimated average crowd of 60 to

65 people.

"We've been here the past few years and just love

"We

it,"

alumnae Loretta Kissinger

said.

them, they're

deli-

trv to attend all of

cious."

In order to ensure the for ties

same

delicious meal

everyone, twelve upper-level food quanti-

students planned and prepared the au-

thentic dinner for days.

The Food and Nutrition or

Dietetics majors

took on heavy tasks aside from preparing

and serving the food. The students decided how much monev to spend, as well as what food and quantity to prepare. Bharti said the food quantities students not

only learned a thing or two, but believed they

ran another smoothly-operated Friday Night Cafe. "It's just like

any normal everyday thing

that could go wrong," like a if

Knobbe

group project on a grander

said.

"It's

scale,

and

people can't work together there could be

big problems.

though, Writer

it's [

Designer

When we do work

a big success."

Jenny Francka Lindsay Steinkamp 1

together

inger, Pat

Immel,

Lori

Kreiz-

Durbin, Matt Walker


Being

Ttoia ro reverse ana waiK backwards brings groans from the students during the afternoon water

aerobics session. Students took part in

the noon-time exercise course to

help keep

in

shape, photo by Meredith

Currence

After numbering

two

off, students

and moved

circles

tions in the pool. cross current

in

in

formed

opposing

direc-

The motion created

a

the water for a more stren-

uous workout, photo by Meredith Currence

Demonstrating the position need to achieve instructs the

for balance,

students

Dana Lade

water aerobics class

In their

next exercise. The class worked with water

equipment

deep end

o86Iac*demi CS

for

balance and flotation

in

the

of the pool, photo by Meredith Cur-


Against the Current down

Students boiinci'd up .uid

motion

ike

in the water, as

vater aerobics instructor

Dana Lade demon-

Graduate Coordinator Loren Butler said he class allowed students with varied swimning

hev could use

line

have

to

active, physically active, in a place

where they could do

in a situation

)r

we want them

is

hroughout their

tonie

HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCA-

this

AND

TION, RECREATION

t^A-cr Front Row: Janet

Reusser, Gina

McNeese,

Sue Myllykangas and Terry Robertson Row

Two: Terry

in the future.

"The bottom

un and be

low-impact workout

to get a

abilities

siets ufietimie

wdvo-

in a

thev watched

next exercise.

trate the

i.cw-impac:t workout

Long, Rheba Vetter, Cathie Han-

Back Row:

nigan and Alice Foose Butler,

David

Loren

Matt Symonds and Matt

Colt,

Johnson

lifetime," Butler said.

Butler said students

moved

to different

which allowed hem to get a more complete workout. Thev ilso did exercises where they ran by moving n circles and stretched in the water. Students used equipment such as aerobic tations throughout the class,

teps in the water, Styrofoam weights, and-

^4ngs to help

them

float.

moving

Front Row: Michael

Steiner, Janice Bran-

for

them

to

be

in the water to get the best

Two: lin,

Ronald

Benson and Richard

Joel

Three:

Richard Frucht,

help build and tone themselves, conmotion maximized the affect.

Thomas

Spencer.

^^ater to

Butler said water aerobics

was generally

McLaugh-

David

Ferris,

rorkout possible. Using the resistance of the

tant

Row

don-Falcone andJennifer Murphy.

Another goal Butler said was onstantlv

HISTORY, HUMANITIES,

PHILOSOPHY AND POUTICAL SQENG:

Field

Row

Dan Smith and

Back Row:

Robert

Dewhirst, Richard Fulton, Brian Hesse and

James

Eiswert.

nade up of women, but occasionally they rould get athletes in for rehabilitation exerises or

students

rorkout

in.

He

to get a

good

moving

in the

MANN

HORACF

Front Row: RoAnne Solheim, Amber

also said the

buoyancy

of

helped athletes recovering from an

^'ater

Liry

who wanted

in-

Hawk,

Erin Oehler, Linda Heeler

Schwienebart.

Back Row:

and Cathi

Lynette Tapp-

meyer, Julie Sealine, Mary Jane Stiens,

rehabilitate.

Katie Cudzilo said she took the class be-

ause she wanted to give herself the initiative

Rebecca Belcher, Joe Suchan and Nancy Farlow.

exercise.

took

"[I

hen

it]

because

and

ears ago

lost

I

went on

gained some of

I

a diet a couple

weight," Cudzilo said. it

"And

back and wanted

make me do something." Cudzilo said she liked swimming and

a

lass to

r

had the time

kills

to

do

it.

She said any

nev-

of the

learned could be taken outside of the

oster Aquatics Center

and

into

any pool.

Sarah Hargis said she was obsessed with

wimming and thought lents to benefit

the class allowed stu-

from moving around

in the

a class you can be active

ssarily feel active," ;et

MAr^AGFMFrJT Front Row: Chi Lo

Ann

Clark.

Phillips

and

Row

Lim, Jim Walker

Two:

Yiling Ge.

and

Janet Marta, Lisa

Row Three: Brenda

Jones, Monica Fine and

Ron De Young.

Back Row: Deborah Toomey, Tekle Wano-

^ater. "It's

Marketing and

and not nec-

rieand Doug Russell.

Hargis said. "You don't

extremely sore, but you get the same ben-

fits

from

Vriter

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it."

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Farm animals are

the focus for Jamie

Ashlock and her group of first level Horace

Mann

students. Students split into three

groups with reading practicum students. photo by Katie Pierce

On a pad of paper, Mindy Burkemper prepares for her reading lesson with the level

first

students of Horace Mann. Her lesson

included a book about dogs and a giant stuffed animal, photo by Katie Pierce

"Each sock has

a

mate, has a mate," sang

reading practicum student Erin

during her lesson.

Graham

students

First level

in

Horace Mann took a break from studying

math and science

to read

about socks.

photo by Katie Pierce

HigherEdu cation University students v^ho

hoped to become

teachers were recognized as having taken part

in

since the 1980s, and

who

died

in

was named

for the teacher

the Challenger crash

in

The

1986.

program's

one of the best teaching preparation programs

award focused on the success of

available.

graduates as well as the success of those graduates' students.

Teacher Education Sept.

ceived the award for

The annual award novation

identified leadership

teacher education.

in

It

and

in-

was given by

the American Association for State Colleges and Universities.

most

It

was considered to be one of the

prestigious awards

according to the

in

teacher education,

AASCU Web

site.

The McAuliffe Award had been presented

088

AC*DEN/I J

t

OS

According to the

AASCU, its

Mann

in

Dean

Hubbard commented on news

release.

get out into the work-

force and look for a job, the schools that

I

ap-

Hubbard

said.

Max Ruhl, Dean of the College of Educaand Human Services, commended the cu-

Dr.

mulative efforts of the University faculty. "This award

I

L.

a University

souri State University,"

tion re-

this.

think that

President

been central to the mission of Northwest Mis-

Student Brook Shultz expected positive

"I

enough prestige to receive national awards."

re-

the University

Labratory School, teaching practicums and stu-

when

went

Teacher Preparation Pro-

dent teaching from early on at the University.

from

said.

I

"The program has

"Preparing outstanding educators has always

gram. The preparation included Horace

sults

to Northwest," Shultz

the award

The University was chosen as a winner of the 2005 Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in 12.

a

ply to will take into consideration that

is

meaningful and significant to

the whole campus," Ruhl

Writer

|

Erin Loges

said.


Double Class s

'

colored posters and the smell of

HiiglitK'

and sixth grade classroom. She waved goodbve to her students as their parents picked them up. it \\as another day at work for Heeler, who taught at the University's Horace Mann Labochalk

I

Linda Heeler's

tilled

fifth

School.

rator\'

since

I90(-).

Front Row: Jody

Strauch, Maria McCrary,

Matt Rouch, Laura Widmer and Sarah Way-

man. Back line

Row: Doug

Sudtioff, Jacque-

Lamer, Jason Offutt, Fred Lamer and

Will Murptiy.

Mann had

lorace

MAWrryMMMNir AIKKJ

was

It

operated on campus

a place for University stu-

dents majoring in elementary education to got

experience in the classroom. .A

good

lab school

works a

lot like

nesting

cups," Heeler said. "The kids, the elementary teachers, the

dent teachers

methods teachers and the all have to work together

stuin a

Elementary education major

Amy

Hradek

said she her aspirations of being a teacher

paid off

b\'

working

in the classroom.

Hradek,

said.

knew I wanted

"1

Front Row: Jody

to

is

be

Straucli,

Maria McCrary,

Matt Roucti, Laura Widmer, Sarah Wayman.

Back Row:

"Getting to spend time with the kids great,"

MATHEMATia AND STATisnr^

symbiotic relationship."

Doug

Sudhoff, Jacqueline

Lamer, Jason Offut, Fred Lamer, William

Murphy.

an elementary teacher, but getting right into the classroom could really help people aren't sure

if it's

Students

what they want

who majored

in

who

to do."

elementary edu-

cation were able to spend time in the class-

room beginning with

their

first

semester.

Thev observed the students and interacted with them, according tion "I

elementary educa-

to

major Brittany Gillett. think it's wonderful to get

much hands-on experience

to

work with

"We

get so

here that other

The

early

experience

McQueen

tary education

was not

do

think

in

a really

it's

Mann

the

classroom

thony Olson,

Carl

and Rebecca

Kling

Three: Chris Gibson, AnErnest Kramer and Vincent

Back Row:

Stephen Town and

Brian Lanier.

good program." were kept under 25

classes

Competition was fierce because students received more one-on-one time with educators than thev would have somewhere the lab schools

all

Row

me to decide not McQueen said. "1

students to keep a small school environment.

"Of

Phillips,

Dunnell.

and William

Two: Pamela Shannon,

right for her.

that major anymore,"

Horace

Shelia

Ernest Woodruff

Row

decide that elemen-

"The observing did help to

Front Row:

Bates.

schools don't offer."

helped Kelly

Music

Richardson.

the kids early on," Gillett said.

I

I

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I

else.

have observed,

"The Sock Sorting Song Game" is introto first level Horace Mann students.

duced

Erin

Graham

game

into her

Reading practicum student incorporated a matching reading lesson,

p/ioto by

Kane P/erce

we

do one of the best jobs at bridging the gap between little kids and college," Heeler said. "We do a great job of doing what is best for the student teachers and best for the students."

I

i

I

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Erin Loges |

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Following the direction Carl Kling, Elizabeth

of her professor

Marusarz conducts the

ensemble during Instrumental Conducting.

Students were given the chance to

conduct during

class

time to perfect their

photo by Chris Lee

skill,

With her eyes on the

Lehman

carefully

class,

Amanda

works the conducting

motions. Students conducted the ensemble

and then received feedback from the

class,

AC*DE^/I

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CS

photo by Chris Lee


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Tempo Timers

CIASS TURNS MUSIC MyVJCRS INTO CONDUCTORS

Music majors rehearsed rhytlmis and beats while practicing with their new possessions. A symbol of hard work

said.

and

it,

a tool tor future careers, students received their ba-

tons in Fundamentals of Conducting. Although the idea of earning a baton was exciting students, senior

more

Mary

Loftis said

it

was

for

is

no formal presentation

of the baton to the stu-

dent," professor Brian Lanier said. "But

I

think

it

certainly

represents the privileges and responsibilities associated

with having the honor of leading a group of musicians." Loftis said students picked out

and personalized $20

to

30 batons bv choosing color and length.

of times that

amount

one

class,

practice."

one ensemble didn't begin

Loftis said practicing for

cover the

for that

we

of rehearsal time students

fit

to

into their

ht)urs on CatPAWS and classes are a one hour credit," Loftis said. "But when added it up, was in class for 28 hours with 13 different classes in one semester." "I

had one semester with 19 credit

because

a lot

of the choirs

I

1

Leffler said they also practiced five

vate lessons.

If

hours

for their pri-

they were involved in Celebration

show

choir or marching band, they also spent hours working on

picking out things like a tear-dropped handle or a

choreographed songs and marching drills. Not only were there intellectual demands, but music majors faced physi-

it,"

Loftis said.

handle and end up getting what

straight

vou

amount

"You

"There's really kind of a science to start

music major," Leffler only an hour cred-

a

schedules.

laid back.

"There

always deceiving being

is

"We can take an ensemble that is but we will meet four hours a week

not counting the

much

actually

"It

around

all

fits

cally

best."

Loftis said

some chose

to

use their batons for the rest

of their conducting lives, while others built lection.

Whether

it

was one baton

up

their col-

or 20, Lanier said the

conductor certainly had important goals

accomplish

to

with their baton.

"The conductor should

fulfill

the obligations of research,

encouragement, leadership and the genuine love one tries to lead a group without passion and commitment, it is an empty experience for everyone - conductor and performers alike." practice,

demanding

rehearsals as well.

"Imagine speed walking

to a beat,

can't breathe," Leffler said.

Lanier said rehearsing and the passion for music end when music majors passed their Instrumental cal

practice,

Spending countless hours in the Fine Arts Building, David Leffler said people committed themselves to their passion by rehearsing in the practice rooms.

Jenny Francka Designer Lindsay Steinkamp

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Keeping a steady tempo, Bryan Duddy

The Instrumental Conducting

works on

plays a song while teacher Carl Kling con-

had sic

to

watch

for

skills.

tempo changes

Students in

and keep an eye on the players

conducted, photo by Chris Lee

the muas they

or Vo-

working to hone the precision of the bamy understanding of the music," Lanier said. "It is only through honest, committed study that one truly achieves the honor of holding the baton while leading others into a meaningful musical experience." "I still

ton to correlate with

conducting

didn't

Conducting.

of music," Lanier said. "If

his

but having your

breathing regulated whenever the music says you can or

ducts.

The

class

tunity to learn ble,

class

gave students the oppor-

how

to conduct an

ensem-

photo by Chris Lee

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chase a

many

the grant refusals

failed application processes trying

to find a

microscope. Fortunately, their

of a

cells,

at

material rocks and

minerals for composition on a high-powered microscope donated to the Univer-

Mo.

ask

microscope, he said 'yes.' Hallmark had the microscope, but no longer used it due to a worker who retired. The only cost to the department

was to have it delivered to the University from Kansas City. There was also an up-

the capability to look at fresh,

technician.

Samples used

in the electron micro-

scope are stored and labeled. The samples

air

in a

sealed

chamber and then

was removed from the chamber

to help create a

more

Meredith Currence

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would be interested

in their

keep cost of around $8,000 per year

active

r;s

clear image, photo by

An algae specimin platform. The discs in

less possibilities for staff

in

and students.

Professors had projects planned that

involved

sits

cells, pollinator

atop a movable

gold before being used

the microscope. Electron

beams were

forced through to produce a three-dimensional image, photo by Meredith Currence

too hard to operate, but training sessions

the instrument. People

and flower

struc-

who completed

would be qualified to use it. The hope was to gain better experience for students and a basic understanding the training

of science through the use of the micro-

scope,

Haberyan

said.

"Student research

ogy

is

where I want

biol-

to go," Dieringer said.

Haberyan the donation

ing the microscope would provide end-

samples were placed on

and coated

for a

Dieringer and Haberyan said that hav-

specimens or living cells. Haberyan, along with department chair Gregg Dieringer, and several other professors submitted two grant proposals to the National Science Foundation to pur-

the

the University

by Hallmark in Kansas Professor Kurt Haberyan said the microscope could magnify up to 100,000 times and possibly 150,000. It also had City,

sity

all

if

and fresh water algae. Haberyan said the microscope was not

tures

would be required before working with

When Hallmark contacted Dieringer to

Students and professors could look mollusks, algae,

meant the purchase

couldn't happen.

luck changed.

were placed

new microscope. With the cost new one approximately $150,000,

Expanding the experience for students, the Biological Sciences Department spent

knowing that without would have been almost

said it

impossible to receive the microscope.

"We're lucky to have said.

it

here,"

Haberyan

"The possibilities are wide open."H

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some

algae. Professor Kurt

Haberyan prepares some photos of the microscopic organisms. The microscope could magnify slides over 100,000 times, giving researchers a their

new

perspective on

specimens, photo by Meredith Currence

A sample of an can be seen

in

algae

named

Cocconeis

the high resolution picture

taken with the electron microscope. The organism,

which was

made

its

cell

walls out of silica

a mateirallike glass), microicope

photo submitted by Kurt Haberyan

Tucked away in tron Microscope

Garrett Strong, the elecis

used by students and

professors for academic

prepared

research. Users

slides of cells, algae

isms for their studies, photo by

and organ-

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Selective Decision Unlike classes that were required to complete a major or minor,

an

was

elective

a

could have been something they found

fascinating, a class allowing

steam or

just a

them

to

blow

off

fun no-brainer they thought

they'd enjoy.

Many majors required students to take a ceramount

tain

some students

of electives, but

weren't sure of the options available. "I'm a political science major, that

I

didn't think

I

would need any physical educations

classes,"

Abby

Scott said. "But

1

guess

1

never

thought an elective could be any class."

Often

students

times,

chose

something

completely unrelated, like psychology major

who

Kari Taylor,

said she filled her require-

ments with sign language

to learn a

new, use-

"Electives are nice to take because in

some

cases they're easier than your major courses," "It's a

nice break

and

it

broadens

your education."

who

Taylor,

"1

supplement her degree.

take the extra classes that

useful to

me

1

think will be

in the future," Taylor said.

With students' approaching careers in mind, assistant professor for mass communications

Doug Sudhoff

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He

when

said

covering the news, knowledge

be helpful. Other students stepped outside of the classroom for learning and took it to the greens with golfing. "I wanted to get better and my friend wanted to learn, so we took it together," merchandising major Sara Musfeldt said. "It doesn't have anything to do with either of our majors, we just thought it'd be fun." Elementary education major Karissa Schroder who also took an athletic elective in tennis, said she felt it was a wasted credit hour. Due in part, Schroder said, to the graduate ,

student's lack of class deter her

said he advised students to

skill.

But she didn't

from other

electives

that

let

when

she

enrolled in an English elective.

took Creative Nonfiction Writing with Re-

becca Aronson as an elective and really loved it," it

Schroder

said.

"And the

best part

did end up counting toward

Taylor said

has also taken school counsel-

ing and economics, says she chose her electives to

ei?/VDUATICN

take political science or psychology courses.

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ful skill.

Taylor said.

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would have taken

at least

one

class

in every department. "It'd be especially helpful for those who are undecided about their major," Taylor said. "This would really help you to see what's out there and what Northwest has to offer."

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toid

is

by Tristan

Raines while other travelers wait their turn. Studying bit of

abroad

the $15,000 that

is I

"worth every

took out and

the two months without ranch dressing,"

Raines said, photo by Katie Pierce

Tristan Raines

and

Michelle Trester

model costumes in London. Raines visited museums, parks and castles while he studied abroad in the Sum-

mer

of 2006.

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Raines

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studies He stepped

intu

a

foreign

cnowing anvone. The signs

was

ind English

scarce.

all

country not

read in French

He walked

through

he airport desperately searching for someone to help "I

him

find his

new home.

stepped off the plane in Belgium and know e\eryone in Belgium spoke

Yocum

ping into another world.

Man\-

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said. I

" it.

students tra\'eled abroad

Students in

a

of majors studied in countries like

Korea,

iouth

like step-

can't explain

o gain cultural experience. 'ariet\'

"It's

England,

Australia

and the

Netherlands.

However, before jn the airplane to plication

a student could

fly

even get

overseas, a grueling ap-

and preparation process took

place.

First,

students sat through information ses-

sions

and orientations. Then, thev checked their professors to see which classes

A'ith

Aould transfer credit back. Finally, students checked into getting passoorts and Visas before purchasing their plane ickets "It

;aid.

and taking

[the process]

UESSCNS STUDYING C\^=RSI=yVS encounter. Part of study abroad

things out on

Yocum

on their way. was informative," Yocum

off

"But \'0u can't really prepare the stu-

dents for absolutely everything they're going

is

Cassandra Bruington said she experienced

figuring

culture shock while studying in South Korea,

vour t)wn."

studied abroad for four months,

staving an extra month

He

but that

it

turned out to be a positive thing.

France and e\en walked for three days across

Although she learned about things like the Korean culture, economy and language, Bruington said she learned more about herself

the small country of Luxemburg.

while being away.

"My Yocum

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didn't

-rench," Tra\is

to

1.11=1=

was

countries

like

to travel Italy,

more.

Switzerland,

go was Switzerland," said. "Everyone was really nice. There lot of nightlife and a lot of things to do

a

"Being away from

favorite place to

on

kind of gave

TV and cell phones and me a chance to reflect

Bruington

myself,"

said.

"I

developed

strengths and found out weaknesses."

during the day."

Even with the positive aspects of going study abroad graduate assistant

After students study abroad, Dalzell said

friends or significant others in the United

was coming back to and teaching others about their experience. She said it was the testimony of others that kept the program strong. Yocum and Bruington both said their expe-

States.

riences outside the classroom while studying

overseas,

the most important step

Kim

the United States,

Dalzell said living in another country

could be frustrating for students.

Many

stu-

dents feared being homesick from family,

Dalzell said the biggest

problem students

abroad taught them

far

more than classroom

faced was being in a place they didn't under-

work. They both said thev learned indepen-

stand.

dence and self-confidence. "I feel like if I can go a semester abroad and do well, 1 think that makes me confident enough that can accomplish anything," Yo-

"Sometimes vou go through different stages and hit culture shock," Dalzell said. "Basically, that's if you get really mad at something of your surroundings or

if

you're not used to

the situation. But you get over

how

it

and learn

I

cum

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in

a calf as

James got involved on

Australia,

one a

of her

farm to

work toward her animal science degree. photo submitted by Stephanie James

Popular European clothing by KImberly

Dalzell.

is

modeled

She was the graduate

assistant for the study

abroad program.

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The Perfect ''HJDIENTS SI-IARIE

Professor dark and handsome may have been what some looked for a in a mate, but some students wanted these things included to Tall,

make

eyes that speak volumes, steel gray

or blue twinkle in the eye, confidence in the

walk and poise

food and nu-

in the stance,"

trition dietetics double major Anita Coleman said these were qualities that made up her

just like in grade school in their

when

rooms with

a

teachers put

list

of hygiene

time. Others said

one way or an-

A

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better understand the material

and have

a positive learning experience," agricultural

business and marketing double major Sara ideal professor has to

know what

they

answer which you would

are talking about enough to be able

questions on the topic,

to

think would be obvious, but not always," theater major Amanda Rhodes said. "Also, I'm

want syllabus and

the kind of person that likes to plan, so

who

1

has a very clear it that they will stick

Bornholdt said.

Psychology major Katie Cudzilo named a who she felt fit the title as

specific candidate

her 'perfect professor.'

Cudzilo said she needed classroom

dis-

cussion in her classes and she thought April

Haberyan, assistant professor of psychology,

has a class schedule on

sociology and counseling,

to."

'perfect professor.'

when

was her idea

of a

professors include their stu-

from the wise, take care of yourselves

Students like elementary education major Kathrvn Chamberlain wanted a more relaxed approach for main characteristics. "I want a teacher who is fun, likes to teach and cancels class a lot," she said. Since most students wouldn't get a sneakpreview of who would be behind the podium

and don't make us cringe when you give us tests or papers back, in fear we might get

ratemyprofessors.com for help from fellow

professor that provided a positive classroom

Hepatitis B."

classmates.

environment, challenged students intellectu-

requirements, Brooke Beason said her perfect professor should have to do the same. "The ideal professor for me would be to the utmost degree clean," Beason said. "1 can't stand seeing professors walking around with unbrushed hair or stains on their clothes. A

word

Beason wasn't the onlv one who mentioned cleanliness making a difference. Finance major Jessica Leber said teaching method needed to

be as clean-cut as her 'perfect professor's

that

day,

first

Launched

some students turned

in

1999 and

to

www.

now containing over

6.3 million ratings for professors

from 6,000

was developed

to rate cer-

schools, this site tain professors

based on helpfulness,

clarity

appearance.

and

"Most importantly, the professor has to to keep the student's attention when teaching," Leber said. "They have to get the student motivated about the subject, be good

major Karissa Schroder needed help in choosing between two or more professors, she said

be able

looking and smell good. smell good,

it

If

a teacher doesn't

just distracts

from the learning

experience."

Instrumental music major Trisha Campbell said she

wanted her

'perfect professor' to be

laid-back, personable

and have

a sense of hu-

students like elementary education

she turned to the

Web

site for assistance.

have been pleasantly surprised," Schroder said. "Sometimes 1 don't have a choice and have to take someone who has a low rat"1

ing, but they

end up being

beginning," Cudzilo said.

I

think

all,

do well without them." Haberyan had similar opinions on what took

be a 'perfect professor,' noting

to

used real life examples and who was approachable and more open to feedback were what constituted a perfect professor for her

Haberyan

said.

don't think anyone can be perfect at any-

Habervan said. "The important thing work towards being the best professor

thing," is to

one can be." The 'perfect professor'

who

teacher

"One

my

of

for

Haberyan was

favorite professors

once told

their

experiences. Three, not to be afraid of failure,

all

me

that she

sometimes we learn more from our than our successes. And four, to be

University's professors.

and responsive

it

have fun and

was time to get to work. Most students said they wanted

of a teacher

who

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a

mixture

liked to have fun, but they

"1

use

utilizes

it

to figure out

if

a particular teacher

good teaching methods

a

taught her a valuable lesson.

to help evaluate the teaching styles of the

to

A

ally,

when

was time

it

many

similar answers as University students.

Www.ratemyprofessors.com was also used

it

they

we wouldn't

a useful tool."

a favorite of mine.

it's

"After

wanted me to leave her class with four things," Haberyan said. "One, the ability to think critically. Two, to be open to new

Some people will just complain about professors. Overall,

like

wouldn't be here without us and

"I

ease.

When

"I

dents in class discussions from the very

mor. She said her professor also needed to

know when

(

same

strictly

other.

a professor

'perfect professor.'

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to learn at the

professors should be

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in charge."

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"Kind, tall, Italian man with dark hair and amazing blue eyes. Also, floating deadlines would be nice.

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the intel-

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-Mary

Coleman

"Tall,

Elifrits

muscular, dark hair, blue

eyes, occasionally sporting glass-

es and a sweater vest, witty, inteleasy yet challenging,

ligent, fair,

have a weird pet who he talks about

all

the tune, well-traveled,

and of course, a Bearcat." -Megan McMurphy "Compassionate,

understani

young and

ing, cooperative,

lib-

eral."

-Ashley Bally

"Dressed professionally, has a great smile, nice voice, has interesting stories to teU, funny, friendly, caring

and brings food

to class."

-Mlki

Uemura

"Someone who wants to know his class by name each student and knows each student no mat-

m

"She would be a sexy woman, about 28 years old, that was really flirty." -Ryley

ter the size

Westman

face

by

first

name and

m the first month. This pro-

fessor actually cares about

how

much

the students have learned and cares about the student's grades." -Brad Whitsell

"I

don't

know

I'd

if

want a sexy

'perfect'

professor.

end up

spending lost in

an

I'd all

my

illicit

time

love

af-

my mind. It's the my mind" part that

fair in

"in

woiild

kill

my entire

me and make semester

tor-

turous. Nope. No dream professor for me." -Karissa Schroder

"My

perfecVprofessor would be

really laid back. He/she

would

make assignments a little fun and not make us do group try to

projects with strangers, they are too unreUable."

-Ashley Innes

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teachers,

teachers they adore and

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made up

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"Someone who "perfect student" is one rarely misses class and

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works very hard and asks

lots of

questions either in writing or verbally, either in class, after class

during

my office hours."

Terri Johnston, Instructor of English -

or

interested.

student

is

genuinely

rare to have a liies every aspect

It is

who

of a class, but someone who finds something to stimulate them."

Dan Smith, Assistant Professor of Political Science -

"The perfect student is always on time, prepared with pen and "I

want

my students

critical thinkers, to

to

be good

be ethical and

have good organizational

skills."

-Beth Goudge, Instructor of Family and sumer Science

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paper to participate with questions about today's material. At 8:02 on a Thursday morning, af-

Mug Night at the Palms, they are spunky, ready to critically think and inquisitive about everything." -Doug Russell, Instructor of Marketing and ter a rough, yet fun

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student

perfect

comes

to class ready to learn, no hangovers or left over smell of alcohol,

a lack of body odor

is

also

an

ele-

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ment

of the perfect student.

they are learning outside of class with others and then teUs me, 'I

showed this to my mom and....' The perfect student advances references and materials to me that he/she thinks

I

may find interest-

ing or helpful." -

Cindy Kenkel,

Assistant Professor of Marketing and

"You know

I

don't like

the word perfect because that says to me there's this ideal kind of human being and I don't

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student, but University professors associated

tfie

"perfect student" with

much

more.

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Web

classroom or on

those

professor.com,

ratemv-

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professors

were

came

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professors agreed

to their "perfect student,"

when

it

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ideas

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and think outside

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world is not going to hand something to you. You have to go out and get it and it is not always easy." Curiosity, desire to learn and work and someone who was passionate were among realizes the

some

English Professor Terri Johnston said

she loved to see students "dig

ties,

that

mined and challenged" without giving up

"1

in,

or complaining. like these

"I

they said, were spread out through a

however, said there was one main quality

deter-

but also out in the 'real world.' That suc-

of the other qualities professors

gave as their ideal student. These qualidiverse group of students. Barrett Eichler,

student qualities.

looking into the qualities of their students as well.

WI-lyVT

ly,"

students because they are

most University students possessed. find

many

students are very friend-

Eichler said.

"1

frequently talk with

numerous students about

topics outside

a variety of qualities

eventually able to bridge the academic

of class.

contributed to from a diverse group of

world and the working world with their

where you are not a number, is pervasive on campus." One professor went as far as rejecting the idea of the "perfect student." Lamer said that he didn't believe in the word "perfect" for any person. He said that created the idea that there was an ideal person and he didn't know anyone like that. He also added he probably would not like someone of that nature. Regardless of what attributes a student possessed or what some say it took to be the perfect student, Eichler said it was short and simple.

was something

cess

thinking and be challenged by both,"

students.

think that a well-rounded person

"1

is

more interesting to talk with rather than someone focused in one area," Mass Communications professor Fred Lamer

Johnston said. "Students like this might be failing and have a 'light come on'

which allows them

said.

It

wanted people to be educated or knowledgable about various

Lamer

also said he

subjects in the world.

our

societ\'

He

said he thought

caused people

to

be more

fo-

to

pass or even

high quality mark, which

is

hit

the

a 'B'."

wasn't sitting in the back of the class-

room

or just taking notes without active

participation that intrigvied most professors. Those like History Professor Matt Johnson said they appreciated students

cused on one area rather than many.

who

challenged not only the professor,

John Fisher, professor of communication theater and languages agreed, but

but

also

added students should, be their own advocates and make sure the professor knew and understood their expectations

to "get by."

to

to

Those students and take notes just

themselves.

come

to class

"[The perfect student] has a desire to learn

and explore new things

and new

be demanding of their

instructors," Fisher said. "But similarly

said.

to

"A student who

challenges their self

never be complacent.

Someone who

atti-

tude,

"You don't have

ideas," History Professor Richard Frucht

be successful.

"They need

didn't

think the 'small school'

I

forth

some

class, fine in

to

be Einstein, but put

effort," Eichler said.

"Come

do the homework, and you

my

class."

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to

do

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Spaces With sheets

of plastic, cardboard, Styro-

foam, fabric, a few pieces of

duck

tape, the 'hobo hut'

Tammie Smith

wood and

went up overnight.

said the eight-foot

ture that sat in the

a lot of

tall

entrvwav of the

struc-

Fire Arts

Building was a place meant for students and faculty to

sit

and read the newest edition

Ceramics Monthly or sketch

new

of

material.

Assistant professor of art Laura

Kukkee

dents to take advantage of

it.

"This space has a real good energy just

because it's so large and the ceilings are so high that there is a lot of possibility in this room," Kukkee said. "So

we

reallv

students to display work out here, as often as

wanted a place to hang out and think. Smith said one of her favorite parts of the project was the multi-colored outside wall.

possible, especially

"For

me

personally,

my

favorite part of our

Smith

"We

said.

painted over

all

but with our cardboard wall,

of the walls,

all

four of us

picked up a paint brush and just went at

Smith said the end circles, trees, clouds,

of other lines

result

was

it."

a collage of

buildings and a variety

and shapes.

was surprisingly nice

to just be able something for the sake of doing it, without having to worry about what kind of grade we were going to get," Smith said. "It

Kukkee

when

said she

"It

was surprised

to see

it

she walked in the day after students

constructed

was

a

it.

quick installation; they did

So we were having

it

over-

one day during the studio, joking around saying 'yeah, yeah, let's build a little flop house for the students' and the next morning I walked night.

this discussion

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ramics class

in

t

made

the Fire Arts buildsit

on

display.

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by the beginner ce-

the art department, photo by

Meredith Currence

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in

ceramic characters

sculptures were

According ness of the

to

advanced students." Kukkee, the shape and open-

new building allowed

and sculpture students

to

the ceramics

work more

closely

with one another even though in the 'old

become our homes away from said. "We each set up our own space so they are all a bit different and personalized. We are all encouraged to hang pictures of other artists work in our studios for home," Smith

we

inspiration because at least several

As they

are in our studios for

hours a week."

settled

into

their

One student said one improvement of the new building were the windows and the students could use natural light for their work.

pit'

"I

personally like having windows," Dani-

elle

"Here the shape of it, the proximity of the studios, the openness of it," Kukkee said. "It just kind of encourages them to interact more

outdoor elements and things

with each other and that

is

something we

re-

encourage."

vate space to work.

Smith said the personal studios given to the more experienced students had become like a home to them.

Built

by four

sits in

the entryway of the Fire Arts Build-

ing.

art students, the

hobo hut

The students custom made the

entire

wood,

paints.

structure using

photo by Brian Tallman

it

Clouse

fabric

and

said. "It's nice to actually hear

when

rains,

walking

by.

it

like that.

When

snows, be able to see people

Sometimes

it's

kind of weird too

cause people look in on us a fish in

Smith also said she thought the building had a better more manageable work space. "The Fire Arts Building has been a great place to work and collaborate with other students," Smith said. "It has given us a fresh atmosphere to work in." Individual cubicle-like areas were sectioned off for advanced students to have a more pri-

established

"homes," the art students began work on their welding and pottery projects.

they were side by side.

ally

to create

"For the advanced students, our personal studio spaces

encourage

said the students built the hut because they

hut would definitely be our cardboard wall,"

(

and there it was. It was great." Kukkee said the entry to the Fire Arts Building, where the hut was located, constantly changed and the professors urged stuin

an aquarium.

It's

lot,

we

feel like

nice for us to be able

do that here on campus." Nuss said the atmosphere of the new building was on a much better scale than to

Jeanette

the old one. "It's

much more

said. "I've

positive over here,"

worked over here

a lot longer,

Nuss I

just

had one class over in the other building. It's much more positive, it's cleaner here, there's more room and the atmosphere is positive, plus the people are very encouraging."

Writer

|

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Designer

|

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Inspecting a piece

Brown and

of ,ut for sale, Rachel

Elizabeth Robertson discuss

possible purchases. The Art

Show and

Pot-

tery Sale included ceramic bowls, plates ,ind artwork, photo by Meredith Currence

Painting late into the

night,

Tammie

Smith works on the hobo hut. The hut was constructed overnight by four students. photo by Brian Tollman

Surrounded by sparks,

Michele Mei-

ergerd works on one side of a three-piece sculpture.

The sculpture was supposed

to

incorporate 18 columns that would hang in

the lobby of the Fire Arts building to

simulate a maze, photo by Meredith Currence


Achieved GI?/VDS SI-NT INTO

Degree On April a

day

for

2006 President Dean Hubbard said it was graduates to celebrate, as they had achieved one 29,

most important goals: graduating college. Guest speaker Mark Drabenstott of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Mo., addressed the crowd, focusing on globalization. He compared it to the competition in the 2006 Torino Olympics. "Ready or not you are about to embark on careers where the real competition is not Gilberts in the neighboring cube," Drabenstott said. "No, just like Torino, your competition will come from all corners of the globe." 2005-2006 Student Senate President Abby Stephens spoke to the graduates about how to be an individual and take their experiences and challenge themselves as life went on. "You are the only person with your life and you are the only person with your experiences, your fears, your missions, so make this part of your life rich," Stephens said. "Challenge yourself to make vour life rich." Just after the last graduate crossed the stage and all the pictures were taken, 1973 graduate Vinnie Vacarro spoke to the graduates to let them know what an honor it was to be an Alum of the University. Graduate Mark Lewis said he couldn't pinpoint one particular memorv from his time at the Universitv that stood out, but said he the friendships made that would last forever would be what me remembers most. For winter graduates on Dec. 15 families again filed in for the ceremony. Due to the football team's chance to of

life's

Kim stands tion

Dec.

for a

at winter 1

5.

Kim

Jin

photo during the recep-

commencement

said having a

held on

degree from the

United States would help him get a job his

home

in

country of South Korea, photo by

Meredith Currence

^

1.11=1:

I.IESSONS

plav in the National Championship game, graduation

moved up from

was

7 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Graduate Allison Kahre said the change affected her family's travel plans.

had family that had to drive eight hours and that defichanged our plans as far as the whole day," Kahre

"I

nitely said.

Hubbard thanked everyone

After

for their cooperation,

guest speaker Sang-joo Lee of South Korea emphasized the

way

to

become

a leader

bv achieving

lustrated this by having each letter of the

something different, whether open mindedness.

it

was

'v'

victory.

He

word stand

for vision or

'o'

il-

for for

2006-2007 Student Senate President Sara Chamberlain delivered a message to winter graduates about taking the

lessons learned in and out of the classroom with

them

into the real world.

As left

commencement came to an end, the graduates manv began the 12-hour drive to Flor-

the

the arena and

ence, Ala. for the National

The

football players

who

Championship game. participated in the

game were

Alabama to compensate for not being able to make commencement. Kahre said she was ready to graduate in December and felt her experiences had been worthwhile.

given a special ceremony in

"It feels

completed," Kahre said.

you've done Writer

|

is

actually

"It feels like

worth something."

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Designer Jessica Hartley |

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Students attending winter graduation share a laugh. The time of the ceremony was changed

to

accomodate those

eling to see the National

game, photo by Meredith

With a final wave Erica

trav-

Championship

and

friends watch the big

screen as Frances Shipley places the Master of

Science hood on Courtney Graves.

Graves received her Masters

in

Recreation.

photo by Meredith Currence

Currence

to friends

Families

and

family,

Ramirez Isaza takes her walk across

the stage. Isaza received her Bachelor of

Science degree, photo by Meredith Currence

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tradition carries on as Student Sen-

ate President Sara Chamberlain versity President bell

and Uni-

Dean Hubbard get the

ready for the 8:00 a.m. Walkout Day

ringing to signal

no

classes for the day.

Liberty Bell style bell Class of 1948

was

a gift

The

from the

and was rung every morn-

ing

on Wall<out Day during Homecoming

and

for other

campus-wide events

like

the

Cenntiniel Celebration and student deaths. photo by Chris Lee

The intricate mosaic mural

is

displayed

on the stairway landing between the

and second

floors of the Olive

Fine Arts Building.

development of

first

DeLuce

The mural depicted the

fine art

from primitive to

contemporary and was given by the

class

of 1965. photo by Marsha Jennings

Weather resistant benches

line

the

International Plaza, providing a peaceful

place for students to gather. The benches

were given by the of H.J '52 er,

2000

class of

and Marion

in

memory

iiiiiiian^iBi!"!

(Tollaksen) '33 Fisch-

photo by Meredith Currence

<39

"Cradling Wheat," a lithograph by famous artist Thomas Hart Ben-

was signed and presented ton,

to the Uni-

versity in 19o9. photo by Meredith Currence

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crisp autimin

ii

da\',

ii

stroll

across cam-

pus could take a student back in time. A iiberty-stvlc bell, benches at the hiternational Plaza

dents

and an engraved sign to welcome stuto the University, were scattered across

the landscape to leave a lasting impression lor years to

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other important events.

The E-Dome on the 2nd floor of J.W. Jones Student Union, was given bv the class of 2001

Since the 1930s, graduates leaving the Uni-

ing to their hall or going to the library.

"The whole concept of the senior class gift program is to get students involved in fund

The idea of an electronic marquee floated around for about five years and resurfaced in the spring of 2005. It would encompass four

Mark

senior classesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; 2006 to 2009 due to the cost of

versity have presented a senior class gift.

raising in support of the University,"

Stewart, development officer with the North-

the marquee.

Stewart said getting the marquee would be

west Foundation, said. Elected senior student senate representa-

had the responsibility to brainstorm ideas for the class gift and the University's Cabinet approved the selection.

beneficial to the students "It's really

tives

Stewart said the average amount of

money

one class could raise on their own was $1,000 due to lack of interest from the student body. The University helped by matching the mon-

a better job of

maybe

promoting our

Stewart said.

activities,"

Planners anticipated placing the marquee outside Lamkin Activity Center on College

Avenue, due

to a

heavy

traffic

flow of students

of the project really lends itself to multiple

going

anything above four figsome-

to get

thing in the $1,000 to $10,000 range for the

mere fact that these are kids and hardly any of them will have the financial ability to give a large gift."

pus,

named liest

after,

scholarships and one of the ear-

was

senior class gifts

as Hart

The

the class of '95, created a place for students to enjoy the scen-

do

photos of people the buildings were

is

ures," Stewart said. "So we're talking

west Peace Pavillion, given by

to

Class gifts included benches around cam-

highly unlikely that any one class

"It's

alone

<95 North-

we need

and community.

raised an awareness that

and community members in that area. Student Affairs Committee Chair Andrea Garcia compared the scale of the marquee project to that of other gifts from the past. "It's something that's never been done before," Garcia said. "When you look around campus, most of the gifts are a bench, a tree, there's a recycling center out in the main floor of the union; it's something smaller. But something big like a marquee, just the scope

ey raised.

The

conjunction with the University, enabled

in

students to access computers without return-

come.

Benton gave

a

working together."

H

work of art Thom-

to the class of 1939.

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classes

known

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beliefs

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seasons.

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wins, goals, shutouts and goals. For the first time-since 2003, your men and women's tennis teams

advanced

to nationals.

through

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an

11-game

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for the

online.

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contract with the University, the

Student Body made all practice forms for most sports teams.

They

uni-

also provided uniforms for

the football and basketball teams as

making Bobby Bearcat's ous uniforms. well as

Along with

all

vari-

of these things,

they also printed Green House T-

and

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specialty

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fits all

size

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and

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chain of seven

merchandise

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more

Jock's Nitch provided

variety

of clothing

with

brands.

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Nike wall that

a

different

gave customers a wider selection of shoes, something no other shop

Hoodie S, M, L, XL

could boast.

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also a place

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where

Alumni came and purchased things for

themed rooms they

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1976, Sport

as the oldest spirit apparel

shop for

Bearcat and Maryville High School

Spoofhound gear. The store offered customers the ability to customize their T-shirts and sweatshirts.

Stadium

wind

suits

more were

sold

seats, towels,

blankets, hats and at Sport Shop.

It

also carried

glasses and candy dishes,

mugs,

photo by

Chris Lee

Wal-Mart - The Wal-Mart Supecenter was the least expensive place to purchase University apparel.

It

provided a variety of selections to students and members of the community.

As

a special for football season,

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all

team owners could get

of the resources surrounding the

big business offantasy football. Stats, projections

and hype

circled players before

and during the fantasy

drafts

and

carried

on throughout the season, fueled by Web sites,

blogs,

magazines and even

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around carripirs "cTiftchec and inched closer to

tucfenTs

their laptops

their televisions, eyes glued to the

would

screen, hoping their players

ake the big pla\- of the game. Fantasy football interested several sports ithusiasts around campus. The online game owed students to become "owners" of

own

leir

football teams. Selecting real-life

ofessionals from around the NFL, players

own team with

)uid draft their

their

own

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seasons, he had faced friends in

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seat

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update yourself on football and make tough decisions. It

to

anci stats

lakes the t\-pically boring parts of the season

and keeps the interest high ecause each week is a 'must win' situation." Jordan Elo used fantasy football as a way to

I

just

do

it

for the competitive nature

and

campus

were involved with the trend. "I would bet that on campus there are at least a few hundred people who have teams, guess though," Elo said.

that's just a

Hopp,

to

helped him meet

many

Fantasy

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field,

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so

students participated on campus, even

an owners star performed wel led to points for their fantasy

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and traded between teams on their fantasy rosters. is

no

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really

how

Putting a

lot

of time

Hopp

and thought into his he would often

said

check his team's status. "I think about and hope possible from

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for the

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make the NFL season more interesting. Each

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to the players

though many did not take it seriously. "Fantasy Football is a decent way to get to know people and to have a shared experience, but I don't think this campus needs more participants," Hopp said. "I think a good number of guys on campus have fantasy teams, but few of them actually care about it enough to do research and check the team's Fantasy Football gave some students a

to

kind of a crap shoot," Elo said. "There

real telling

fantasy team,

new people because

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team. Students picked players from the

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Elo said quite a few students on

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was

said fantasy football

game

a

everyone could play and have fun or their

that

live

out

NFL dreams.

"Fantasy football

anymore,"

sports

is

a way to stay competitive

Hopp

said.

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league on the

official

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site

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popular

Web

site

was

ESPN.

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cell

phone. Like most

Web

sites,

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WITH

THURSDAY 6 p.m. Starting preparations. Equipment Manager Richard Cronl< takes jerseys off the

racl<

and

stuffs

as white pants, into bags.

the bags and

left

them

them, as well

Cronk lined up

for the players to

pick up the next day. Over 54 bags were

prepared for the University of Central Missouri game.

Coach Mel Tjeerdsma

3:1 S p.m.

watch-

es his offense runs plays during the team's

walk-through practice. The quick, no pads practice gave the 'Cats a

and answer

final

chance to refresh

questions. Defensive Co-

ordinator Scott Bostwick also

coverages to keep

3;45p.m. As one of the locker room,

son stows into his

went over

his unit sharp.

last

players in the

wide receiver Raphael Robin-

his

shoulder pads and helmet

equipment bag. Most players were

ready to go as soon as the walk-through

was over

at 3:30 p.m.,

but Robinson and

his

neighbor receiver Kendall Wright were

the

last out.

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r 9 p.m. Pillows in hand, linemen Jeremy Davis, Tom Pestocl<

and Joe Holtzdaw head

to the locl<er room.

A

1

7-point win over the

under

University of Central Missouri belts,

their

^

the players wanted to head home.

'

With his office next

to the varsity men's locker room, each day of Equip-

ment Manager Richard 'Red"Cronk'sjob wasa

story, photo by Trevor Hayes

BackstageStories Because of

Equipment Manager Richard Cronk,

job,

his

knov/n as 'Red' for

flame colored

his

was

hair,

Picky Players:

"We

some

have

who

guys

because somebody put an orange or a red shirt

and

filled

with fun

will

complain

and stories.

facts

stained.

it

It's

who

just practice stuff,

in

the laundry

cares? But

we

have

some guys who will say, 'I'm not wearing anything pink.' "We call them pretty boys, usually the defensive backs and wide receivers, and you know every once in a while you'll get a big [offensive lineman]

who's picky about

how

he dresses, but

a

they're mostly blue collar guys. But the D-backs mostly, and

"^

me on

you can quote

The were

"When

Bearcat's Helmets:

kelly green,

f

that."

which were

I

first

got here, our helmets

uglier than sin.

I

kept trying to

them metallic green. Nobody liked them that color and so finally went and got one of the high school helmets and put our emblems on it and he get [head coach] Mel [Tjeerdsma] to paint

9:30 p.m. Jerseys spread across the locker

room

floor,

coaches and student

sistants treat heavily-stained jerseys

as-

from

the 31-14 win over the University of Central

Missouri.

They used

make the

chemicals to

several pre-wash

jerseys

come out

I

really liked

the

game was on

washed once

uniforms would be

turf,

instead of the

soaks for grass or

the

if

Arrowhead Stadium

in

field

two or more had paint

Kansas

City,

like

Western and the guys

9:S0p.m. Detergent in hand, coach Mel for jerseys to

first

washing machine

be washed

just over four

hours after leaving the locker rooms

In

Warrensburg, Mo. According to Equipment

Manager Richard

'Red' Cronk,

Tjeerdsma

helped wash uniforms even though he did not need

to.

who were

borrowed

"We

all

all

to Missouri Western and for

the bags.

We

got to Missouri

refereeing the

game and so

don't

them back

in

I

I

their soap.

packed bags a couple years ago before

I

knew went and

didn't have a bar of soap. But luckily,

Truman and Mo

Mo.

"We went

some reason we unpacked

reason,

Tjeerdsma sets the

J

Forgetting Stuff:

of the laundry looking brand new. Since

_

it."

we went

White took his pants out of his bag for

know

why.

Hung them

in his

I

to

some

locker, didn't

put

_

and the student managers had unpacked one offl

the travel bags and didn't put the extra pants back

in.

got over there and we didn't have a pair of green pants so Truman gave us a pair of silver pants and we took spray paint and painted

them

wearing those pants on the

green. Zach sideline.

So we

to wear, a

_

can of

Sherman ended up

There were some guys

who never would have worn those, but he's a football player. He didn't care. kept those pants and left them outside [the I

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equipment room] with

make

a sign saying this

sure you've packed everything."

is

why you check

to

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fter pulling a Bible

from

his duffel bag,

receiver Trevor Nashleanas

opened

to

wide

Matthew

7:21-23. Tracing his fingers over the

words

underlined in blue ink, he recited the verses

from memory. Nashleanas said he was not always the person he

is

Savior."

Months before he spent a

lot of

should be in

life,

football season began,

time asking

I

Nashleanas s thought

God where He

asking for the chance

to

he

share his storj

with others. The team's co-chaplains from the previous year had graduated and the opportunity arose for him tc

was seen as this 'religious kid' who was doing the right things on Sundays," Nashleanas said. "I was going to church, pretending I had it all together. In all reality, I was probably the worst of sinners." Nashleanas spent his eighth, ninth and most of his

to do.

tenth grade years doing things he said he should have

that

been struck by lightening for. During that stage of his life he was sexually active, had experimented with drug use and became both verbally and physically abusive. He said he kept these actions a secret from most of the people around him, but could not keep them from his conscience and could not keep them from God. During his sophomore year in high school, God started getting a hold of him. He said he went home every night bawling his eyes out, sometimes screaming at the top of his lungs, begging for Him to change his life. Nashleanas said he was tired of making excuses for the things he was doing with his life, yet he continued to do them. It wasn't until his junior year of high school that he finally broke down and told God that he was done.

Nashleanas' love for Jesus and people made him a primt candidate for team chaplain. He said it would allow hin

"In eighth grade

"It

was almost

I

as

God

if

go," Nashleanas said.

and

it

was then

With the help from

that

"I I

coach

Jor-

Trevor Nashleanas prays for his teamnnates a

couple days before

Fall

Classic at Arrow-

head Stadium. Nashleanas, along with other

members

of the football team, sat

throughout the season to pray for those by Chris Lee

in

change

accepted Christ

assistant

talk to

me to let my life myself, as my Lord and

himself was telling

tried to

dan Wilcox, co-chaplain and wide receiver

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today.

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He had

he

felt

as

it's

a desire to

if

make

finding Jesus

Jesus Christ

was

like

free."

to share the

ways

in

He contemplated

which Jesus had touched

his

life

the idea, realizing the hesitations h(

had about taking on such a position and started asking God to give him the complete peace he needed to do it Within a few weeks, things became clear. "It was like when someone asks you what two plui two is, you know it's four," Nashleanas said. "I just knev that's what I was supposed to do." With that decided, one of his biggest concerns wa; dealing with the weight of the task on his own. "At first, I kind-of freaked out. There is only one of mi and around 130 guys on the team," Nashleanas said, was trying to share Jesus with all of them and I just kep praying, asking for someone to help me out, to love then as brothers."

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HolyHel l-raiser As the

team stepped onto the

football

stood out

field,

one helmet

the midst of the rest; a white cross taped slightly

in

above the number 42. After tearing his anterior cruciate ligament playing football for the University of

Northern Colorado, linebacker Thomas

Smith spent much of

his

recovery time reading the Bible.

"You never know you love something so much

do

can't

anymore," Smith

it

Even before the

injury.

Smith considered himself to be

person, but he said his

spiritual

you

until

said.

faith intensified after

a

he had

the time to study the Bible and understand the word.

"When

got back on the

I

mind

me

last."

Smith

field,

I

wanted something to

that each play, each snap or each

"The cross allows

said.

me

game

could be

re-

my

to go into practices,

go into games, giving 110 percent because

I

know how

quickly

things can be taken away."

Smith came to terms with the fact that things

in his life

were

going to be different and he described these changes as simply

another part of the process. After the scrimmage that nearly cost him his career. Smith said

he looked at football through a different set of eyes.

realized he had

mage was not

He

been given the chance to prove that the scrim-

his last.

Smith made the transition to the University and quickly

became

a distinguished player

America

on the team earning the Mid-

Intercollegiate Athletics Association Defensive Play-

Week

er of the

Sept. 9,

in

the second game he played as a

Bearcat.

He continued throughout

to pray and maintain a relationship with

his trials

and defined

himself as a player by the symbol

he wore on

his

feel like

"I

that cross

I

helmet.

when

I'm wearing

can't be out there

cussing people out, and

someone,

tackle up,"

Smith

I'll

when them I

help

said.

Having chosen to display the cross.

Smith agreed to be held to

a certain standard.

"By no means am perfect, but am not a cheap player," Smith said. "When am representing I

I

I

something so high and mighty, can't

showcase something

different."

Writer

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Skin turning red due

Bearcat Football Ambassadors Formerly the Bearcat Sweethearts, the Bearcat Football

Ambassadors may not have been

as well

known as the Green House, but they may have been more involved. Before the season started, the

women

gave

tours to prospective football recruits. Each of

the 16

members claimed about

eight players

and decorated their lockers, sold Bearcat items before

home games

and cheered them on from

the stands.

Members families

gifts

also

32

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also

gave the

before they

wrote weekly

about their players.

I \

feedback

I

SPORTS

left

players for

bags of

away games.

letters to

update the

me

the

is

receive not only from the parents

but from the players," Kristin Hilde

said.

love

"I

meeting the parents because they are always so nice and thankful for

what you

do."

Through her interactions with other members, her

players

and

their

parents,

president

Megan Stroburg found her involvement

in

BFA

enjoyable.

know

football players,

the other

coaches and

BFA members, all

the families has

been a great experience," Stroburg

made

the

said.

"I

have

great friendships that have lasted years."

Writer

i

Kara Siefker

I

for the

spirit

to win

Homecoming

against Fort Hays State University.

Keightley wore his support for tight end

Mike

Peterson

emblazoned across

his

chest and had "God" written on his back

above Peterson's number, photo by Chris Lee

A packed Green House

support section

cheers for the Bearcats during the rivalry

game

against Missouri Western State Uni-

versity.

With

tween the two

"Getting to

The women candy and

"The most rewarding thing for

Game"

"Fan of the

game

Doug

to the cold,

Keightley shows his Bearcat

sure to

let

such a small distance be-

even though they traveled a 40 miles from

made know that

schools, Bearcat fans

the Griffon players

St.

nowhere near home photo by Trevor Hayes

little

over

Joseph, Mo., they were at Bearcat

Stadium.


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rms crossea ana snfvefing in the Brian Berry was dressed rain, in iinlv jeans and tennis shoes.

day promotions, weeKlv^e^TiaiTs about the teams, the best seats, fun with friends and more," White said.

Shades of j^reen paint coxered his upper bodv, a distinctive T' on his chest. Even after the other students who helped spell out 'B-E-A-R-C-A-T-S' had momentarily

The exclusive group of 103 students was designed as an advantage for spirited upperclassmen in hopes of encouraging freshmen to join. White wished for the fan section to get bigger and better. "When someone mentions student cheering sections, I want Northwest and the

scattered the stadium, Berry continued to line. That was where he normally stood, along with the rest of the rowdy group of fans called the Green

stand his ground at the 50 yard

House. Although the Homecoming crowd slowly diminished because of the cold and rainy weather,

members

remained

in

the

of

the

stands,

Green House and

energetic

supportive. Their chants and cheers

filled

the

stadium. the

left

field

in

defeat,

Matthew

Westhoff was in the stadium continuing the dedicated fan he was. "1

to

Saturday and losing

my voice for these guys," my voice on the field

said. "I leave

so to speak."

Morris

White,

director

of

Game, Jared

Dedman, and Greg

Hollenbeck sport their Bearcat pride with painted chests paint.

The group spelled Bearcats an

Athletic

Marketing, Promotions and Licensing, was the creator and coordinator of the Green

House. Since the organization started in 2005, White made subtle adjustments to improve

in the division.

photo by Chris Lee

"A lot of the crowd looks towards the Green House for the start of the cheers, when to cheer, when not to cheer and when to get

the experiences in the student section.

the loudest," Whitsell said.

showed up

many

to

home games,

of the regular season

be

look forward to coming here every

Westhoff

play during the Emporia State

Kendricl<, Liz Whisler, Tyler Ryan, Curtis

and superhero face

After the clock ran out and the Fort Hays' Tigers

Focused on a

Green House to be part of that conversation," White said. "I want to see us mentioned in the same breath as Duke's 'Cameron Crazies' and Ohio State's 'Block O'." Green House member. Brad Whitsell said the Green House acted as a leader, encouraging the fans to be one of best crowds

After modifying seating, providing an easy application process for potential

members

and teaming with Hy-Vee to sponsor the group. White took pride in

in the spring

seeing the group

come

together.

packages were formulated

and

to

White

said

be affordable

beneficial for the involved students.

"As a member, you receive a T-shirt, free chance to participate in game

spirit items, the

With priority for the game in their minds, weather was merely one thing Green House

members withstood

to

show

their dedication

throughout the year. "I'm here for support. Hopefully thev see

me up here rooting for them,"

Berry said.

"It's

got to be easier than playing for no one." Writer Kara Siefker |

Designer

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Sheena Sweatman In

hopes of a

Bearcat victory, Joe Mascio-

vecchio and Drew Schoeneck celebrate a Bearcat

first

down. The duo showed up

numerous home games dressed

at

in their

masks and uniforms, photo by Chris Lee

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__.

,

from the sound of the explosion.

Before Bearcat Stadium

was

built,

non was wheeled down to the shot off from the

t

34lSP0S:TS

field,

the can-

track

photo by Chris Lee

and


ust

n

south

of

Bearcat

Stadium,

members of Phi Sigma Kappa

lined

the brick wall outside their fraternity

house and waited anxiously for the first touchdown. It would be the signal they needed to fire their cannon. Early in the first quarter against Emporia State, linebacker Thomas Smith recovered the ball and ran it into the end zone. As the crowd went crazy in the stands, the loud

boom interrupted their cheers. Due to a referee ruling, the touchdown

and belted out, "Fire around him echoed hiss words. Soon after, the loud sound of the can non shook through the stadium. "The cannon is definitely something people^ count on," Rice said. "You can see the face turn towards us and wait for us to plug our ears. It is the way we get everyone pumped looked toward the

field

in the hole." All those

I

up."

Rice considered the cannon to be one of the biggest traditions at the University.

did

In the stands,

fig AUie Alvarez cheered among

not count. But before the Phi Sigs could re-

the thousands of fans

load the cannon, the Bearcats truly scored.

cannon's

President Aaron Rice ran to the cannon and

gunpowder

quickly placed a scoop of

in a

ripped up paper bag. Rice rolled

it

up

into a hole in the

mouth

and screwed

of the cannon.

it

He

repeated the process another time before he tore out the fuse of a bottle rocket and put it in place.

Immediately after

it

was

lit,

Rice stood up.

to

it

it still

who

heB

anticipated theg

every game.

"It's tradition,"

forward

though tightly

boom

Alvarez said.

and expect

it

"I

know

I

look

i

every time, ever

always catches

me

off guard.

Since the cannon's construction in 1979, it served as more than just a Saturday afternoon ritual,

but also to celebrate big achievements

U

and milestones within the fraternit\'. There had been a struggle to keep it intact^ however, and it was chained down when the current house was built in 2001. "Two summers ago, one of our members was walking outside and noticed a chain attached to the cannon with a bumper on the other end," Rice said. "The funny thing was the bumper had a license plate attached to it so the member who saw it called the police and they later picked him up. "The cannon was unharmed because it |H was cemented so deep into the ground." Even after attempting to steal the cannon^" no one had managed to take away the meaning behind

it.

"It's just a

part of being a Bearcat," strong

Urum-Ke said. "The adrenaline rush it The crowd knows it too. it's time to get tq you gives you, it's telling safety

Ikechkwu

B

work." President Aaron Rice prepares the cannon. Only a few

members were trained

to shoot

it.

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Classic

'VjUS roll Âť(IU1LMS to SK(^1JUE eep in the

third, the 'Cats sat

seven

yards out. For a second time, tight

end Mike Peterson lined up

in the

backfield.

A small hole opened, Peterson tore through and met

a single defender.

Legs churning,

"We knew

that

if

we

could get him to the

second level, he could make some people miss," Tjeerdsma said "Our offensive line did an awesome job letting him get to that second

Peterson lunged and the defender toppled

level."

backward like a rag doll. The score punctuated a 46-yard drive

two quarters were his best with 163 yards and two touchdowns. In the second quarter, he broke a 61-yard touchdown run when he bounced outside, beat a defender to the edge and turned on the jets, weaving through Gorilla defenders. Cook also broke a similar run from 35 yards out for a score, but was called back because of holding. "Two weeks ago I would have been getting very few reps in practice," Cook said. "[Coach]

giving the No. 2 Bearcats a 34-7 lead over No. 8 Pittsburg State University in the Fall Classic

Arrowhead V Nov. 4. Arrowhead V was a complete reversal from the 56-35 loss at Arrowhead IV. Two minutes and 14 seconds in, the 'Cats scored. They built a 27-0 lead by the end of the first half. "Our team was so ready to play, so well prepared," head coach Mel Tjeerdsma said. "From our first series on I really felt like in my mind there is no way we can lose this football game today." The 41-14 win secured the 'Cats at least a share of the MIAA crown and a playoff at

two game skid in the Fall Classic and started a two game winning streak over Pitt State, dating back to the 2005 NCAA Quarterfinal in Pittsburg, Kan. Questions circled about the running game, a week after losing the top two running backs Xavier Omon and LaRon Council. But five runners combined for 247 yards and four touchdowns. Fourth-string rumiing back spot.

It

also broke a

Smothering Gorilla running back Germaine Race, linebacker Thomas Smith and left

tackle Terry Bilbro drive

aSlSPORTS

him to the

Cook's

told

me

first

to prepare as

if it

was another game

and get evervthing down in practice like the checks and everything." Cook's 172 yards on the ground were a season best for the 'Cats. Meanwhile, Gorilla running back Germaine Race gained 68 yards and had 3.2 average per carry. The NFL prospect averaged 153.8 yards and 15.6 points over nine games. But a swarming Bearcat defense gang-tackled Race, instead of letting him use his size in open field. The 'Cats held the

NCAA

all-time scoring leader out of the

end zone. He was tackled six yards shy of pay dirt on his lone attempt inside the redzone. Down and without Race's offensive output.

Tight

end Mike

Peterson flattens Gorilla

cornerback Bryan McMurtrey for collegiate rushing

his first

touchdown. Peterson

20 yards during the

game

ground. Race gained only 68 yards during

rushed twice

the game,

to give the "Cats a different look in the

his

photo by Kara

1

Sheldon Cook gained 172 yards on 13 carries for an average of 13.2 yards per carry.

lowest output of the season.

Siefker

for

backfield. photo by Chris Lee

part of ililJi red-shirt

freshman quarterback Geno Waters

shouldered the weight of the Gorilla offense.

Constant pressure did not allow Waters

to

relax.

day they were bringing it," Waters "They were coming on every play from every direction. They just brought the house "All

said.

on every play." The 'Cats recorded six sacks, three less than Pitt State had allowed in their previous nine games. Linebacker Thomas Smith registered nine tackles, with 1.5 sacks for a loss of 10 Nose guard Kyle Kaiser tied with two

yards.

other Bearcats for second in tackles with seven, but also

came up with

for-loss including

two sacks

three tackles-

for 14 yards.

"We came into this game knowing what we had to do," Kaiser said. "Stop Germaine Race and pressure the quarterback, so, you have to fly to the ball and I thiiik our defense has done a great job doing that all season." The 22,561 fans at Arrowhead V witnessed a determined Bearcat squad gain a piece of the MIAA championship. With the title, they moved

closer to their return to Florence, Ala.

II National Championship. "We're just so dedicated and so ready," Tjeerdsma said. "That goes from the time we

for the Division

came home last year to now. They are on a mission and this is the next step. This is a big step, but we've got a lot more to go." B Writer

& Designer

|

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Midfielder Shannon FitzGerald servec as the

civil

mediator, photo by Amy Jackson

M.^^,

Midfielder Krista Pollman's enthusian could be counted on. photo by Amy Jackson:

Defender Samantha Knuckles' humc was her trademark, photo by Amy Jackson

Defender Jessica Braun mates on

their toes,

kept her tearr

photo by Amy Jackson

Pulling her sock over her shinguards, midfielder

Shannon

for her next

FitzGerald

game. To get

prepares

into the right

mindset, FitzGerald took time out from the

group to prepare, photo by Amy Jackson

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midfielder Krista Pollman questions one

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after the other,

Shannon FitzGerald, defender Samantha Knucl^ies and midfielder Krista

om

midfielder

Braun,

Jessica

defender

Pollman walked

the dugout to the media box

where

speak with them, fter she was through with each of them, ie women began to walk off together when

oach Tracv Cross waited

ross' voice

came over

to

irtuallv inseparable.

Their relationship did not stop with soc-

From studying and partying in

Maryville,

road tripping to one another's homes, the Dur

teammates did not miss a beat

nother's It's

in

one

of those things, you're so close

ou're like sisters," Braun said.

"We know

hat each other's feehng without having to

ay

it.

We know

campus with

hot pink T-shirts and even a Faccbook group called 'The Fantastics:

We

Will,

We

Will

of a friend.

work

the

"We

women pushed

hard on the

field, in

each other

to

school and in their rela-

tionships. "I

all

the

oy us all, we know ach other's skin."

little

how

things that an-

to get right

under

The friendship shared between these /omen was easily recognizable because they

They would poke fun erything, but

Rock

You.' All four

would never want

jKrista) to lose the ex-

citement that she has," Braun said. "She can passion for

life

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lot of

and what she does. That's so

contagious."

Each of the women's personalities added something a little different to the group, complimeting the others. Braun was known to surprise her team with loud belches and Knuckles was thought to be the one with a unique sense of humor. "She always corrects everybody, she wouldn't be Sam without that," FitzGerald

still

at

one another

for ev-

gave the respect and love

bicker at each other and fight, but at

same time we get along great," FitzGerald

said.

Cross said that all four had a tremendous work ethic and great attitudes both in soccer and in life. There were times when things went awry for the group and trouble stared them in the face. But said she was proud to see them all form the type of friendship that could benefit from one another's behavior and that stayed strong and withstood the

hard times.

Through coaching. Cross noticed the amount of time they spent together both in practice and in their outside lives. She thought that the friendship these teammates established had accomplished something she as a coach tried to encourage.

said.

lives.

one

"I'iT

be a really inspiring person, she has a

the loud speaker.

"Goodbye Fantastic Four," Cross said. The term was coined during their freshlan year on the Bearcat soccer team, and the roup of friends answered to it when called, became the identity of the four who were

er.

iiii-pMrinilidfl-l

advertised themselves across

Tllli;

These teammates accepted each other for who they were, no questions asked. With a variety of traits and tendencies, bad habits and strengths, no two were exactly alike. "Out of all of us. Shannon is the most calm and civU and least stubborn," Pollman said. "She is the middle man that can solve our problems."

"We really

try to

emphasize positive bonds,

encouraging each other to do the right things on and off the field," Cross said. "There are other bonds on the team that are just as strong and just as positive, this

is

just

one

prime example." Writer Amy Jackson & Kara Siefker Designer Trevor Hayes |

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The Fantastic Four walk toward

the

Bearcat Pitch for a game. The Four athletes

formed their inseparable bond during freshman

year, photo by Amy Jackson

their

In

her apartment, defender

Braun studies with defender les.

Jessica

Sam Knuck-

Braun and Knuckles met each other

kindergarten, photo by Amy Jackson

in


With a strong push

off the

ground,

for-

ward Marti Trummer jumps up to head

i^

during a

game

the

ball

sity

of Central Missouri.

14 points

in

her

first

Bearcats, photo by Chris Lee

Looking for an open teammate, fender

Amy

Jackson puts the

de-

ball in play.

Jackson helped her team with four goals, including a game-winning penalty against

Augustana. photo by

Chris Lee

against Univer-

Trummer scored two years with the


nlaw thoir wav

loals

fter a five-hour drive

from cam-

defender Krista Obley stepped off of the bus with her teammates in Colorado, seeing lountains for the first time in her life. Tvpicallv pre-season practices were icld on fields at the University, but coach "racy Cross decided to make the season a lew experience for everyone. The women /ere together day and night for a week, ireparing for the upcoming season in a lace completely unfamiliar to them. Goal keeper Ali Sheridan said the trip /as a preview of the rest of the season, he and her team considered it to be a :ood balance of both fun and hard work, hev had the chance to get to know one nother on many different levels while pus,

on the field and bonding off it. "When you share a hotel room with a lunch of girls, you get to know things ibout them really fast," defender Amy ackson said. "The trip was probably I'orking

he biggest reason why we all stayed so upportive of each other in every aspect hroughout the season." Even with numerous injuries that :aused manv players to switch positions, ackson said she was proud to see the vomen so eager to work hard for one an-

1;o

hosi;

soason ovor

She said the adjustments and chalmade the team stronger, aiding in accomplishing the best winning percentage for any team in the history of

other.

lenges they faced

Bearcat soccer. "It would have been easy to complain and be selfish on and off the field," Jackson said. "But we didn't have any of that. We were more than willing to do what it took and that just goes to show how special our team is." Sheridan said she and her teammates

considered Cross' experiences in different places, like her homeland of Ireland, to be a strength of the team. Sheridan said her coach was constantly striving to get the

women to learn from

their experi-

ences on and off the field. Even though Jackson said it was often times frustrating not to see many people in the stands, the team set records in wins, assists, goals, points and corner kicks despite the low fan support at their games. "Every practice Coach had this little dry erase board and would write up the records we were breaking along the way," midfielder Holly Ramaeker said. "It was a way for us to visualize the things we were accomplishing."

With their .500 season, the Bearcats under Cross found their way to the best season in school history. In the tough MIAA, the five teams in front of the 'Cats in the final conference standings stood No. 2-4 with a three-way tie at No. 4 in the NSCAA Regional Rankings. In Cross' fourth year as coach, the Bearcats held an advantage over opponents in goals with a plus one, points

with a plus two and shots with

Each of these marks was

a

a plus 22.

first

in school

history.

Of the nine games the Bearcats lost, games were by a single goal and three came at the hands of nationallv-ranked five

opponents.

Obley said Cross had a very easy going and positive attitude and was never there to pinpoint and place blame on anyone. She was aware the outcome of each game was not left up to one person and she stressed the importance of teamwork to her players.

"The team

is

in

no way about one per-

son," Jackson said. ple

on the

"It's

about

all

ready to Writer Kara Siefker Sheena Sweatman Designer

line,

m

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Forward Kayla Griffin ball

against

Washburn

en goals and an

runs with the

University.

5 points off sev-

assist,

including three

game-winners, photo by Chris

Ky

<ayla Griffin

and

3rittany Cash,

Hill,

Megan

Amy

Lee

Kruger, Beth Gutschenritter, Alison Sheridan, Jamie Campbell,

Jackson.

Lauren Hodgson,

Abby Hobgood, Samantha

She

1

led the Bearcats with

^rontRow:

11 peo-

and the others on the sidecome in at any second."

field

Row Two: Shuhei Krista Obley, Erica

Sano,

Allie

Gunning, Marti Trummer,

Sunde and Deb

Benakis.

Back Row: Amanda

Kcuckles, Jessica Braun, Rae Hildreth, Brandy Taylor,

Demi, Holly Ramaeker, Krista Pollman, Shannon FitzGerald and Head Coach Tracy Cross.

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Middle hitter Macl(enzie Heston serves during a 3-0 win over Fort Hays.

Heston ended her career as the time leader

In kills

second on

individual

fourth on career

kills,

attacks and broke a

with 32

kills

on

all-

per game, finished

1

season

third

kills,

on career

6 year-old record

Sept. 16. photo by Trevor

Hayes

Cocldng

tier

ter Priscilla a

arm

Bremer

back, outside hitlines

up

a spike.

As

freshman, Bremer earned an honor-

able mention

in

All-MIAA selections

with a late season run including a .600 hitting percentage against No. 12

Washburn which earned her Wilson/ MIAA Player of the Week honors on Oct. 23. photo by Trevor Hayes

s)

Front Row: Ashley Ward, Molly Hankins, Sarah Trowbridge, Katie Stilwell and Kelsie Haug. Second Row; Ashley Mitchell, Allison Hyland, Mackenzie Heston, Monica Short and Nicole Downs. Back Row; Steph Martin, lesha Haskins, Priscilla Bremer, Katie Swenson, Alex Muckey, Nicole Wojtowicz and head coach Anna Tool.

Saving

f/ie

Bearcats

again, setter

Katie Stilwell notches another dig.

A Stil-

on the team with match on the team with 31

well ranked fourth

385

digs, averaging 3.24 digs a

and

tied for first

service aces, photo by Trevor Hayes

Arms extended, t/ie Bearcats'assists per

game

season record holder, setter

Molly Hankins sets the of her teammates.

ball for

one

Hankins earned

second team All-MIAA honors with 15 matches, including breaking the single

match

assist record

3-2 win over No.

1

24. photo by Trevor Hayes

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The team made their first appearance in the MIAA Tournament, playing Washburn University in the quarbut lost 1-3. Tool said the team struggled a lot mentally and it took both time and consistent reminders for the women to actually get it into their heads that they could win every terfinals,

time they set foot on the court. "We took the number one ranked team in the nation [Truman State] to five games and almost won," Heston said. "We showed a lot of our potential even though we never fully reached it," The team played hard against ranked opponents, but racked up a 2-13 record against those teams, including a 1-8 record against the MIAA's ranked teams. Hankins said she agreed the team struggled to change their way of thinking, but also said Tool had effective ways of developing that mentality. "Before every game Coach will give us reasons why we could beat each team," Hankins said. "We became confident because she was confident that we had the tools and capability to beat anyone." After the games, each player received

thinking it would be difthrough to players who may not have been prepared for the changes she wanted to make. Tool said soon after she became head coach, the team did a great job of adjusting quicklv to her coaching style, even though it was very different than what they were used to. Unlike what Tool iniseniors at

first,

ficult to get

tially expected, Hankins said the women were actually ready and willing to get involved with the new program. Although incoming freshmen made up close to half of the team, middle hitter Mackenzie Heston said along with the confidence they had in their new coach, the players had instant chemistry. She

said the closeness helped

make

shown

it,

we

did

make

a lot of strides

Heston said. "You can't turn losing team around completely in one

this year,"

a

a print out of

the sea-

son better than the ones it followed. "Even though our record may not have

season."

The team finished the regular season with a 14-19 record, but they accomplished things thev had not done before.

Stretching for the ball, outside hitter Sarah Trowbridge creates one of her 1 7 total attacks against Fort Hayes State on Sept. 30. Trowbridge earned All-MIAA

mention,

or liberio,

the

ball.

specialist,

Nicole Wojtowicz

She played

in

bumps

119 matches,

recording 395 total digs, for third on

the team, photo by Trevor Hayes

ending

Bearcat career as the

all-tinne

attacks leader with 4,1

1 1

1

her

career

attacks

and

0.84 attacks per game, photo by Trevor

Hayes

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As the primary defensive

all

said looking at

an

TU^

r

helped the

their statistics.

how

women

Hankins

they did individually hold themselves ac-

countable.

"Coach would always remind us not to change the things we can't," Heston said. "As players on her team, we just learned to go with the flow." try to

Writer

|

Designer

Kara Siefker |

Mary Clark


Between a pair

of Benedictine runners,

Matt Pohren keeps a steady pace. As nior,

a se-

Pohren was one of the clear leaders

for the

team, finishing

first in

every meet

the entire season, photo by Meredith Currence

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Huerta gets a breather

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advantage, Auston in

mid-race. Huerta

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[

meet

at Uni-

versify of Central Missouri.

He was olate3f

first

From

quiet

and focused,

his team.

I am very hard on myself as a runner," jhren said. "I think my teammates unerstand that I just like to be left alone ntil after a meet."

Finishing first for the University in evV meet of the season, Pohren said his reparation was a little different than the ther men on the team. "Everyone brings their own individual (tributes :iid.

to

the team," Brandon Dart to build the

"We have worked hard

mmt

muiixii uiixn sfikit couldn't

season and then all of a sudden I found out it was over and there was nothing 1 could do about it." Wilson said he could feel the team's disappointment and went through a short stage of denial. He knew he could not run

even more but he had it set in his mind that he was going to run through it. "I soon found out that there was no possible way that was going to happen," Wilson said. "It was such a devastating blow

on

a stress fracture for fear of

injuries,

one day he was running and ne next he comes back from the doctor dth a stress fracture," Pohren said. "It all st happened so fast." Pohren said the loss of Wilson was a

me. I felt as if I let them all down." Wilson stuck around at practices for a while, he said he wanted to be there to support his teammates as they prepared

like

stantly eating

onlv seniors who had made it through all four years on the team. He said he spent a lot of time wondering what it would have been like if the two would have had the chance to finish the season together. "When I initially found out, there was a lot of anger built up inside of me," Wilson said. "We had all worked so hard all

jmaraderie vsith our teammates with ervone's abilities and personalities." With two meets left in the season, the ?am was informed that one of their top jnners. Drew Wilson, was injured. It felt

at him, knowing he with them and eventually couldn't bring himself to watch anymore. Bichok Deng said after everything that happened with Wilson's injury, it was hard for the team to get motivated again. He said it seemed like everything was crashing down. "It was a tough pill to swallow," coach Richard Alsup said. "Losing one of your top runners is always going to be difficult, but we tried to keep things in perspective no matter what." Dart, one of the four upperclassmen, said it was a big job consoling the team and making sure the younger members didn't start to get nervous for their races. "I would try to meet with them everyday about their attitudes," Alsup said. "Even with Drew gone, I wanted them to know that if they don't always finish as high as they want to, it was not because of the effort they put forth." Writer Kara Siefker Designer Mary Clark

struggle for him, because the two were the

to

for their final meets.

He

said

|

was con-

it

away

race

|

Scoreboard UCM

Mule Run

-

2nd

5th - Matt Pohren 4 Mile Run - 20:26.2

Woody Greeno/UNL Open

- 5th

14th - Matt Pohren

8K Run Roy Griak

- 26:48.1 Invitational - 17th

8K Run - 26:55.1 5th

- 5th

South Central Reaional - 7th 15th - Matt Pohren 10K Run - 32:46.1

43rd - Matt Pohren

with best

Coyote Invitational - 2nd 2nd - Matt Pohren 8K Run - 26:13.12 MIAA CC Championships 5th - Matt Pohren 8K Run - 24:58.7

in

MIAA;

finish at

UCM

Mule Run:

2nd on Sept. 8

Early in the race

at the

Woody Greeno/

UNL Open, Brandon Dart and Drew Wilson try to set a good tempo for themselves. Wilson ended

his

season a few weeks

with a stress fracture

in his foot,

later

photo by

Meredith Currence

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he morning of the regional tournament, Anna O'Brien woke up feeling as if she had been punched

I I f

in the chest.

When it came time for the 6K race,

she

ignored her aching throat and began to With nearly a mile and a half left, O'Brien stopped to vomit. O'Brien came to a dead stop for close to 30 seconds. In the midst of the passing runners, she glanced up to see her teammate Karah Spader looking back at her. Despite the pain and discomfort of recovering from bronchitis, O'Brien pushed through and finished a mere 22 seconds behind Spader. run.

"Our team each other," place where

knows how Spader said. "We really

we

to

push

are at a

are able to test each oth-

er's limits."

The women had to strive to self-improve whether it was cutting time off a race or just learning to relax.

"You're always wanting to beat someknow they want to beat you

one, and you

Spader said. Spader said that friendly competition was important because it taught the women that even if they were behind too,"

someone in practice, it didn't mean they had to stay that way in a meet. At the beginning of the season. Spader thought the freshmen seemed to struggle with this and found it hard to get out of the groove they were in. Fresh off the Spader a

meet

line,

set the in

Anna O'Brien and Kara

pace

for tiieir

Lincoln Neb.

place ninth overall Meredith Currence

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in

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team during

women would

the meet,

photo by

"They were almost afraid to test themand pass each other," Spader said. "They just seemed to be comfortable right where they were at." As the season progressed, with the guidance and leadership from the few upperclassmen. Spader said she thought the freshmen were more than capable of pushing one another and proved themselves to be major assets to the team. "We had extremely talented freshmen who were well aware they made up threefourths of our team and that it was largely up to them to step up," O'Brien said. "They knew what was up for grabs, and what was expected of them." Instead of using the excuse of not racing together for years, the team embraced the new experience and formed strong relationships with one another. "One thing a lot of people don't realize about runners is just how much closeness it really takes to do well as a team," O'Brien said. "Running long distance is painful, and going through that type of pain together on a daily basis brings peoselves

ple closer."

Many come

of the

women

said they chose to

because impression of coach Scott Torek. He made it a point to go up to each and every one of the women after races to find out how they were feeling. "He cares about each of us individually and not just about how we are running," to the University largely

of their

first

Jennifer Dittburner said.

make

sure

we

"He wants

toj

are doing well in every as-

pect of our lives." Blair Sample said that she

'

was

inspired

by the way Torek reached out to the team. She said he hosted team dinners and even made pancakes some mornings. Torek did not have children of his own and the women became accustomed to

him

calling

"dad."

Spader said she felt his relationship with the team helped them see that he trusted their physical abilities

them

sired for

to

and

de-

be good people above

all.

"He always made sure ovtr lives came Spader said. "He knows that when it comes down to it, it doesn't matter if we are Olympic runners. It matters most first,"

that

we

are fulfilled people."

Spader said that she sometimes wondered why Torek chose to be a women's coach because that meant he chose to not only subjected himself to endless hours of girl talk, but also to nonstop embarrassments. Despite it, Torek said he respected every woman on the team. "The team has a tremendous group work ethic, positive attitudes and they are always encouraging each other," Torek said. "I really expect a lot out of them especially in the next couple of years. Their potential is huge." Writer

|

Designer

Kara Siefker |

Mary Clark

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Coyote

Mule Run - 6tii Anna O' Brien Mile Run - 15:04.45

5th -

Anna O'

- 19:19.54

- 8th Brien Anna 6K Run - 22:45.09 South Central Regional - 10th

18th -

Brian

5th

in

N/A

Anna O' Brienn

MIAA Championships

9th

5K Run - 24:09.2 Rhodes College Invitational - 2nd 1st - Anna O' Brien 5K Run - 19:07.1

with best

Invitational -

5K Run

Woody Greeno/UNL Open 29th -

Tinsley

Carly Reinoehl, Annie

and Jennifer Dittburner.

Two: Jane Bowness, Kim Homan, Karah

7th 2.5

Megan

Row

Sapder, Lindsey

Back Row: Amanda Gray, IVlag-

Bierman, Kristen Degase and Tennille Shearer.

Head Coach Scott Lorek, Anna

O'Brien,

gle IVIcManigal, Kimberly Eversgerd

and

Blair

Sample.

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UCM

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Grand team faced the

After falling four points short to Valley State University, the

2006 season with very high expectations.

"We hoped we hadn't started off by putting too much pressure and emphasis on the Championship," Tjeerdsma said. instead

I

think

it

helped

to

keep us focused

throughout the season." The Bearcats compiled win

avenging

all

throttled Fort

after

They

win, also

State University 59-0, for

the Bearcats' largest shutout since 1938 in a rainy

and cold Homecoming Game.

Kicker

Tommy Frevert

said he thought the

overcome weaknesses, like the loss of first and second-string running backs Xavier Omon and LaRon Council to injuries one week before the Fall Classic during the University of Central Missouri game. The 55-9 victory over Southwest Baptist University concluded the regular season, making 2006 one of onJy five undefeated to

both

seasons in school history. a confident way knowing the team

they

know

if

they get

tired, there is

someone

there to go in for them."

Tjeerdsma said that although he was happy with their ability to play well, the real key to the team

was being ready

each week,

to play

not necessarily just ready to win.

"One thing we as a coaching staff try to them to understand is to look ahead,"

Tjeerdsma looking

"They have

said.

coming

what's

at

winning or losing

game

a

is

to

continue

up,

because

a pretty small

thing these guys are going to go through in life,"

Tjeerdsma

said.

President of the Booster Club

said.

Rod

"The kid just bleeds green." said he bought the shirt

Mathews

Barr's

to help

money for Spencer's him know that the team

the Barr family raise

treatment and to let was there praying for him.

"The greatest by-product in athletics is life," Tjeerdsma said.

"They've learned that even the sun day."

He

Writer

said the path of the season could be

is

if

you

lose a

game,

going to come up the next

still

I

didn't consider the 11 wins to be everything.

attributed to a combination of things.

|

Kara Seifker

Designer Trevor Hayes |

his reads of the opposing

defense, quarterback Josh

Mathews

Scoreboard

at-

tempts to throw a pass during the Home-

coming Game against

Mathews

Fort Hays State Uni-

finished the season with

3,336 passing yards and 23 touchdowns, 1

5

games

of the

2006 sea-

son and finishing with 381 attempts for 251 completions and nine interceptions. photo by Chris Lee

"They

learning lessons in

Tjeerdsma said that was to enter into the playoffs,

all

said.

and the team adopted him, allowing him to be on the sidelines with his father. For most of the season Quarterback Josh Mathews wore Spencer's Superman T-shirt under his pads. "Spencer is a huge Bearcat fan," Mathews

Frevert said he considered these to be

after starting

Tjeerdsma

can all play hard every step of the way because

closeness between players off the field served

strengths that helped give the team power

versity.

line,"

of our

incredible

son Spencer was diagnosed with Leukemia

as major assets to the team.

making

depth across the

we have

teammates and the

loose, fun attitudes of his

After

more proud

couldn't have been

get

three 2005 losses.

Hays

"But

"I

defense this year, and

Regular Season

MIAA

Minnesota State W, 31-14 #10 Nebraska-Omaha W, 31-0 Truman State W, 31-10 #16 Missouri Western W, 24-21 W, 24-7 Emporia State W, 49-17 Washburn W, 31-26 Fort Hays State W, 59-0 Missouri Southern

W, 31-14 #8 Pittsburg State W, 41-14 Southwest Baptist W, 55-9 Passing leader - QB Josh Mathews Rushing leader - RB Xavier Omon Receiving leader - WR Kendall Wright Tackles leader - LB Thomas Smith Interception leaders - FS Brandon Pratt and SS Myles Burnsides Central Missouri

Play

14-1 Overall Record; Finished

MIAA

#2

in

nation

champions with 11-0 regular season.

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touchdown against the

of Nebrasl<a-Omaha.

He caught

University a total of

548 yards and four scores, photo by Chris Lee

Bradshaw, Troy Mathews, Caleb Obert, Jake Petersen, LaRon Council, E.J. Hawkins, Brandon Clayton, Michael Franklin, Paris Elam, Sydney Brisbane. Second ÂŤow; Aaron leff Colter, Zach Sherman, Ikechukwu Urum-Eke, Sheldon Cook, Kenny Surber, Joe Schroeder, Derek Garrett, Abe Qaoud and Calbert, Kendall Wright, Shayne Ferry, Clint Moore, Adam Schroeder, Brant Gregg, Jared Erspamer, Matt Nelson, Josh Maschmeier, Willie Hron, Darcell Clark, Diezeas Brown, Duvall Love, Kyle Jordan Terry, Row: Dan Shade, Joe Holtzclaw, Thomas Smith, Dustin Conrad, Aldwin Foster-Retig, Devin Kennedy and Tristan Young. Third Wright, Tony Glover, Wagner, Rich Will Bostwick, Scott MelTjeerdsma, Coach Dorrel, Head Westphal, Josh Lamberson, Charlie Flohr, Chad Speer, Travis Mason, Adam

front

Row; Tommy

Frevert, Jake

Chris Ihad Bostwick, Jordan Wilcox, Richard Cronk, Craig Brown and Matt Estep. Fourth Row: Ryan Haupt, Cory Herandez, Jesse Pierce, Tyler Martin, Brandon Pratt, Wilmes, Ryan Jones, Justin Termini, Quinten Womack, E.J. Falkner, Xavier Omon, Chris LeFlore, Kyle Kaiser, T.J. Kaatman, Zach Chambers, Joe Don Hunter, Evan Joah Beagley, Jeff Dierking, Ryan Binkley, y/Velch and DeAndre Womack. Fifth Row: Cody Conard, Brett Kaiser, Scott Jones, Ryan Lesman, Terry Bilbro, Kyle Dunn,

Row; Julius Nero, Kyle Luke Buntz, Marcus Martin, Myles Burnsides, Trevor Nashleanas, Ross Hastert, Brendan Nelson, Alex Anderson and Clayton Nienhaus. S/xt/i Tommy Miller, 5underman,Tyler Roach, Cody Lanus, Raphael Robinson, Joel Osborn, Kollin Spight, Keenan Spight, Caleb Dohrman, Josh Gannan, Greg Applegate, Atieh, Steven Wisenman, Jeremy Davis, Gabe Frank, Bill Baudier, Alex Tomes, Adam Vondrak, Matt Hatcher and David Curtin. Seventh Row: Brock Houston, Ramsey Mathews, Sean Paddock, Daniel Gabris and Eric Shafer, Kyle Kreifels, Jake Jenkins, Kyle Johnson, Mike Peterson, Tyler Northway, Ben Harness, Ryan Waters, Josh Wardenburg, Adam Barr, Tom Restock, Dane Butler, Drew Jon Goss, Flynn, Dallas Brett Harding, Michael Stadler, Zach Kling, Blake Bolles. Back Row: Nate Raffety, Brett Grozinger, Steve Stroh, Reid Kirby,

Jason Wiseman, Domenic

Foli

and

Eric Rickert.

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and rowdy fans stormed the tearing both goal

field, relentlessly

posts to the ground. The lyrics of

filled

"After last year, not it

into

;

high hopes for the Bloomsburg game.

Frevert said.

put

the transition

the postseason and the road to the

championship in Florence, Ala. Quarterback Josh Mathews said there was added pressure with the playoffs. He said the team knew how many people counted on

them

to get

back

to

Over the next week, the team prepared of the game, kicker Tommy Frevert team had fire in their eyes. "We were in more of a do or die situation,"

Chadron State running back Danny Woodhead won the Harlon Hill Trophy, which was the Division

"Playoffs are a lot different than the regular

causing the 'Cats to

Cook

lose, you're

done,"

their

run

playoff

with a bye in the first round and home field guaranteed as the No. 1 seed in their region.

Sacked by linebacker Thomas safety

University's

Ike

trail for

the

Urum-Eke,

Dan

Latorre

Bearcats recorded

six

first

Omon

to 16

said.

The 28-21 win over the Eagles first

home game

night

'Cats stifling

stuffs

semi-final against BloomsburgUniversity (Pa.)

Thousands of fans stood under the lights, waving towels and signs for ESPN's cameras.

The

defense allowed only 48 total

rushing yards, photo by Trevor Hayes

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Chad-

them and

since 1977

Smith

Danny Woodhead. The

led

Running back Xavier Omon Midwesten

Cumby.

State

University's

stiff

arms

Antoine

Omon scored a touchdown on this

play, photo by Trevor Hayes

to go into games and we want to them and keep up the momentum the whole game," Flynn said. Frevert added to Omon's pair of touchdowns

"We want it

to

with six

field goals for a 33-3

win.

"The semi-final game in the playoffs was just amazing," Kaiser said. "With the atmosphere

we had and

the crowd and everything else,

could not have asked for anything more

game I played

the last

rushing

"The defense takes pride in shutting down main weapon," nose guard Kyle Kaiser

Huskies, photo by Trevor Hayes

ron State College's,

all

to score twice in the first quarter.

sacks against the

Linebacker Ben Harness

time

and Sheldon

Bloomsburg

struggles.

game,

the

yards, the lowest in his career.

to the

and

in

running backs Xavier

that fear of not exceeding expectations."

started

early

season. The team answered quickly, utilizing

their

Bearcats

version of the Heisman.

Woodhead scored

Mathews said. "You've got to try to block that out and treat it like any other game but there is so much more riding on it. There's always

(The

II

The Bearcats held Woodhead

'Bama.

season because once you

field.

said the

coach Mel Tjeerdsma said. With an undefeated regular season under

made

capacity early as fans

The day

we had confidence this year going 11and we knew where we wanted to be," head

their belts, the Bearcats

filled to

waited for the Bearcats to storm the

we were

if

season,

B

The stadium

Six minutes before the game, Tjeerdsma

shutout of the year.

themselves to play Chadron State College.

knowing

to playoffs

second round, gave the 'Cats their third

in the

with our 7-3

Home

Bearcat Stadium.

even going to make

The 27-0 win over Midwestern State University

came out to an enthusiastic stadium. He said he had never been so proud of the crowd Defensive end Dallas Flynn said he had

"Sweet

Skynyrd's

Lynyrd

Alabama"

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in Bearcat Stadium."

Throughout 2006, Tjeerdsma said his team never ceased to strive for the one thing they had on their minds. Shedding 2005's 'Road Dogs' mentality, the Bearcats wrapped up their trip back to Alabama at home in style. "There is no more beautiful stadium or ai more beautiful setting than the one we've got right here," Tjeerdsma said. Writer Kara Siefker Designer Trevor Hayes |

|


Celebrating the Bearcats 28-21 win over Chadron State College, Josh Mathews salutes the crowd.

Mathews threw

for

713

yards on 62 completions with four touch-

downs

in

three playoffs

games with

a sea-

son high of 336 yards against Midwestern State University, photo by Trevor Hayes

Searching down-field for defenders

to

run over, Mike Peterson looks to pick up

more yards

against Midwestern State Uni-

versity. Peterson,

who

picked up

season honors, broke out

in

six post-

the playoffs

with a total of nine catches, 83 yards and a

touchdown, photo by Trevor Hayes

Scoreboard 2na Round

Omon - 166 yds, 1 TD Kyle Kaiser- 7 T, 1 S, 1 FR

No. 18 Midwestern W, 27-0 Josh Mathews - 336 yds, 1 TD Kendall Wright - 5 rec, 119 yds

Semi-Final No. 6 Bloomsburg W, 33-3

Xavier

Playoffs

Quarterfinal No. 8 Chadron State W, 28-21

Earned No.

and home title

game

1

seed

field

vs.

in

Josh Mathews - 252 yds, 1 TD Xavier Omon - 149 yds, 2 TDs Tommy Frevert - 6 FGs

Southwest Region; giving team a bye

advantage; Advanced to second-straight

No.

1

Grand Valley

as

No. 2 team

in

nation.

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1U,])K€.8 At 12:15 p.m. Dr. Bob Boeriganxiously walked through the lobby of Lamkin Arena, scanning the windows. He was looking for ter

three large trucks.

The hghts

to

il-

luminate the No. 2 Bearcats' playoff game in two days were late.

MUSCO

Lighting,

based

in

Oskaloosa, Iowa was contracted to light the Division II Semi-final

SAlM)li;C.» After position in two banks of

on Friday, MUSCO workers were on the field again at dusk. lights

men

stood in the center of Bearcat Stadium with a map, special binoculars and a radio. Relaying to operators at each truck, workers positioned the re-

Three

maining two banks of lights, mak-

Boerigter foimd out workers

ing sure each of the 15 individual lights were aligned properly. Each of the four trucks pro-

stopped to wash the trucks before they arrived around 2 p.m.

duced 120 million candles of light and could be raised to 150 feet.

games against No. (Pa.).

6

Bloomsburg

A worker from MUSCO takes the

locl<s off

Lighting

of the lights. Every

piece of the light truck

moved with

hydraulic power, photo by Chris Lee

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final

preparations for the

4:30 p.m. live telecast by

ESPNU

full swing by noon. The production trucks had arrived hours before the game after broadcasting a basketball game the night before in Ohio. The crew included six University graduates who helped turn Bearcat Stadium into a temporary television studio, complete with an announcer's booth, a few trucks of monitors, sound equipment and a game clock manager.

were in

I'"

With the Stadium

for

win over the Huskies, send nd ing them to their second straigl 5h|| 33-3

I

National Championship. The event was the first nationa broadcast from Maryville for Bearcat team and the first nigh

game

since 1977.

Workers from MUSCO

Lighting po-

around the field. Each

individual light could

be moved using

hydraulics, photo by Chris Lee

And

for fans

atmosphere added to memory of the 2006 season. Writer Trevor Hayes Designer Jessica Hartley the

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sition the lights

on and camei packed Bearca the No. 2 Bearcat

lights

as set, 7,055 fans

thi


At his computer Bug Operator Greg Echlin checks the electronic game clocks.

Echlin

and two other ESPN

crew crammed into the compartment for the game, photo by Trevor Hayes

The play-by-play team

of

Dave

Armstrong and Kelly Stouffer provided ESPN's commentary. Armstrong arrived a day early to get for the

game,

background

p/ioro by Trevor Hoyes

1986 Northwest graduate,

^ ,'

i

Chris \

Klinzman stands atop Bearcat Sta-

dium

;

ESPN used

1

four stationary cameras, photo by Mer-

i

edith Currence

i

to provide coverage.


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rages

Celebration back

behind

Terry Bilbro

and quarterback

After losing

in

M//t/l

the

silently to

final

Joel Osborn.

seconds, the three

the locker room, photo by

a fingertip grab. Grand Valley State

University's

Bill

Brechin snags one of his

two interceptions over wide dall

quarter-

Mathews, defensive tackle

Josh

walked

f

receiver Ken-

Wright. Quarterback Josh

threw three interceptions cluding

two

in

in

the

IVIalfing

a sandwich out

sive

linemen Dallas Flynn and Kyle Kaiser

Mathews

make the

stop.

game

combined

for

in-

the end zone which could

of Grand Valley

State University's Cullen Finnerty, defen-

The two defensive leaders

seven tackles, photo by Kara

Siefker

have been Bearcat scores to put them over the II

hump of their

1

7-1

4

loss in the Division

National Championship game, photo by

Trevor Hayes

Defensive ends Sean Paddock and Ryan Water sack Grand Valley State University's Cullen Finnerty. Nose guard Kyle Kaiser re-

covered the fumble, photo by Trevor Hayes

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he closing moments of the Bearcat's second straight trip to the NCAA

Championship loned wounds many thought were healed. Plavers sat on the bench motionless and Division

cpressionless.

National

II

Linebacker Thomas Smith,

Mathews

mistakes,"

interceptions.

said

referring

was throwing

"I

shouldn't be throwing them.

It

the

to

balls

where

was

a lack of

I

recognition on coverage and stuff like that."

The Bearcats

trailed at halftime, 10-7,

with

only a touchdown pass on a trick play from

wide receiver Raphael Robinson to In the third quarter, running back

ready mourning the death of his father,

Wright

ammed his helmet on the track in frustration,

show

loments after the No. 2 'Cats' 17-14 loss to No.

Xavier

Grand Valley State University. "This was a great college football game, nfortunately for us, it stings," head coach

seven-yard touchdown run for their only lead

lei

Tjeerdsma said

tie

record

the

;

fall to

to

for.

Omon

and score

gave the 'Cats

of the

second

half.

a lead after a

Omon

finished

with 129 yards.

after seeing his national

The highly touted Bearcat defense had

coming

trouble getting a hold of Laker quarterback

2-2 with both losses

Cullen

hands of the Lakers.

Finnerty

Finnerty.

passed for 225

Mathews

yards and ran for another 115, including a go-

nnected with wide receiver Kendall Wright

ahead four-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. His 100 yards on the ground was the

Trailing 17-14, quarterback Josh

n a 27-vard pass play with three minutes .s

Wright turned up

field.

Grand

left.

Valley's

first

by a rusher against the 'Cats

all

season.

Beaty knocked the ball from behind,

"He's calm under pressure," nose guard

fell on to seal the game. "Sometimes you make mistakes and the all just doesn't bounce right. That happened ) us," Tjeerdsma said. The Bearcats had a season high four arnovers. Three came from quarterback Josh lathews, who threw three interceptions

Kyle Kaiser said. "All year, he's rarely been

latt

hich the Lakers

or

the

first

time since the 'Cats' 50-36 loss to

ittsburg State University in the 2004 playoffs. Jl

three interceptions

ne, including It

was

came inside the 10-yard

pretty

touched back in the pocket and that's what

we

tried to

much me making mental

do

today.

We did a good job of

it

at

times, but he's overall a great quarterback."

The Bearcats finished 20th

14-1 along with their

MIAA championship.

"I'm proud of our football team," Tjeerdsma

enough about the effort they They did everything we asked them to

said. "I can't say

gave.

do."

Writer

two in the end zone.

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Grand

Valley State University quarter-

back Cullen Finnerty celebrates

touchdown, fense for

1

his

rushing

as he torched the Bearcat de-

32 yards on the ground and an-

other 225 passing yards and a touchdown. Finnerty led his Lakers to their second consecutive win over the Bearcats sion

II

in

the Divi-

National Championship Ganne. photo

by Trevor Hayes

With the only Bearcat

score of the

first

Watching the

game

slip

away, receiver

half,

receiver Raphael Robinson gave the

Kendall Wright has a rare fumble which

'Cats

the lead on a 26-yard

gave the

trick play.

inson had four catches for 60 yards

Rob-

in

the

championship game, photo by Trevor Hayes

ball

University.

back to Grand Valley State

With the

ball back,

ran out the clock, photo by Kara

the Lakers

Siefker

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With one word, after his

"Alli"

Luke Starnes goes

opponent. Starnes helped teach

during fencing practices dale

Hall,

held

in

Martin-

photo by Katie Pierce

Missouri Academy student Sarah Wingo rehearses steps during

practice.

was the rookie of the fencing team in Jan.

Wingo

starting

photo by Katie Pierce

'^^

HyoHon Soe /just/es the ball up the floor while playing soccer

in

Martindale

Hall. The

club got together with friends to play during the winter to keep

in

shape and keep

their skills in tune, photo by Chris lÂŁe

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aiting patiently for

fk^

'

^:

their turn to use a corner of the gym, dressed wrestlers

id stretched for practice.

David Nugent something arted re on campus, since Northwest "Last

year,

organize

to

adn't

had

a wrestling

coach

J86,"

Chris

team since Schwarts

lid.

spread the word about team, Schwarts said e and Nugent put up flyers ound campus, put information n the Web site and gave those terested, time to call them, and

To

new

\e

jon thev did.

on the team

After competing ir

the

first

vear,

Schwarts took a

osition as coach in 2006.

Nugent

ad graduated, but Schwarts did ot take

on

his job alone.

Jeremv Cameron was a wrestler York, Neb. who moved to lar\a'ille. Mo., to help coach the am. Cameron was no longer college; Schwarts said he was

om

:)oking for a

said

on

volunteer basis, helping out, ecause of their passion for n-estling.

consisted practiced

22

of at

least

week to help train games and to keep them twice a

for

in

to wrestle at the college level."

soccer," Cloninger said. "It's just

The team competed from Nov. March 1. They participated in open tournaments with other schools, and sometimes they would travel to as far away as

one of those sports

1 to

Boulder, Colo.

"The best thing about this club none of these guys have to be here," Schwarts said. "No one is dreading going to practice or has a bad attitude. It's fun." is

that

With 13 men on the team, two of which had no previous experience in wrestling, Schwarts said there were times when not everyone saw eye-to-eye on some things.

both he and strictly

who

shape.

club sport available to participate in, there was also soccer and

ameron were there

team

compete somewhere the chance to still feel what it's like

stay involved

way to

The players

to

"1 just got to meet people that have the same type of enthusiasm as I do," Schwarts said. "Wrestling is always the ultimate equalizer." Wrestling was not the only

th wrestling.

Schwarts

basically was "The club designed for people who love the sport," Schwarts said. "It gives the guvs that didn't get scholarships

OIJTLKT Hill I'ASSION

Ai^

"I

have always loved playing

forever. It's fun to

and

have played be outdoors

active."

Cloninger said he was a big sports enthusiast and was glad the University offered different

types of recreational sports.

Sarah Wingo had never heard fencing before she saw a flyer advertising the Fencing Club on campus. She became

much about

Dallas Barrett dominates Aaron Gudde during wrestling practice. The club practiced

in

Martindale

photo by Katie Pierce

Hall,

and had wanted to find some sort of exercise and learn some type of defense activity, so

interested

she decided to go to a practice. Wingo said she started out slow, learning the moves and rules of the unfamiliar sport, and in no time, learned to love it. "I am the youngest person in the club, and probably the most

Wingo said, in-experienced," "But I found other people that

new as made some new

liked to learn something

and

fencing.

well

Troy Cloninger joined the club fall 2006, only one semester after the club began.

friends."

soccer team in

1

I

have

Writer Kara Siefker Designer Trevor Hayes |

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Yosua Gunawan takes

ball

down

some

of the

the

the floor while playing with

soccer club members. During the winter,

the club would meet on Friday nights and play indoor soccer in Martindale Hall

some-

times as late as midnight, photo by Chr/s Lee

Preston Reeves

and

Brian

Shadensack

work on some wrestling moves during

Monday

night practice. They were prepar-

ing for a

tournament

in

Colorado, phofo by

Katie Pierce

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women from Sigma Sigma Sigma and sent their opponents flying. the Beef was just one of a wide variety of intramural

after the whistle, the

^^-^ tugged on Battle fo

the rope

sports student could participate in to relive of high school

on campus. was a big sports freak in high school and I was excited to get some intramural sports so I could still compete and play," Billy

sports glory, stay in shape or be active "I

into

Ishmael said. Ishmael got involved in Softball, flag football and five-on-five basketball in his first semester at the University. Ishmael played baseball in high school, rotating between bases. He said when he decided to try out shortstop in intramural softball, he

found out his "I

skills

swear, the

were a

first

Httle rusty.

four or five balls that

came

to

me went

right

through my legs," Ishmael said. Ishmael said he felt like it didn't matter, his goal was to keep people active, involved and having fun. "Our teams aren't always the best, actually sometimes we are pretty bad," Ishmael said. "But it is just so much fun to play around and be involved in something." Erika Muzney was a freshman looking for a way to get involved around campus and wanted to meet new people. Muzney said she heard about the University's intramural sports through the Resident Assistants in her hall. When she saw fliers for volleyball and softball, she said she knew she wanted to try it out. "I was anxious to meet people and wanted to stay away from gaining the freshman 15," Muzney said. Former Intramurals Chairman for Alpha Sigma Alpha, Amanda Robinson said she was impressed by the wide variety of intramural sports offered and organizations supported their teams. "The best thing about the intramurals program in Greek life is the competition," Robinson said. "It's designed to help us bond and to get to know each other better." Robinson said her favorite aspect of being in a sorority was the Phi Delta Theta members

Continued to

150...

Jeff Pureed

and Pat Mclnvale await the return of the from

ball

a Phi

Sigma Kappa member

the championship Phi

game

of Walleyball.

in

The

Sigma Kappa team ended up winning

the game, photo by Chris Lee

Playing for the Minority Men Organization,

a

Stefano Duley cuts to the lane during

game

5-on-5 basketball. The

ed teams

for

MMO field-

most of the bigger intramural

competitions, photo by Trevor Hayes

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In

mid swing

Alpha

Gamma Rho mem-

ber Martin Snell serves

in a

game

of ra-

quetball against Phi Sigma Kappa. Snell or 'Cuffs'

played with

his

partner Judd Allan

or 'Scooter,' the nickname his

AGR

on the back of

Athletics shirt, photo by Trevor Hayes

Members of the Phi Mu

Phatties, race to

the center for ammunition during dodgeball

against

Sigma Kappa. The teams

played three rounds to decide the winners

during the dodgeball tournament,

p/ioto by

Meredith Currence

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Members of Delta Chi compete

in

the

Battle of the Beef tug-of-war competition.

The tournament was made up of teams

of

ten and was single elimination, photo by Chris Lee

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His

baggy pants

being pulled

in

the

opposite direction by a would-be tackier,

Mario Jordan squirms free with flags intact during a

of flag football

in

Jordan's Minority

all

of his

wet and cold game

late

Men

edge

for the friendly intramural

compeition. photo by

(5J ISi>ORTS

opponent. House played with members of from Phi Mu. photo by Meredith Currence

October. Most of

Organization wore

cold weather gear, gloves and cleats to try to gain an

Taking aim during the dodgeball tournament Jessica House prepares to pelt her

Trevor Hayes

Members of the leyball

Phi

team return the

Sigma Kappa Walball

over the net.

The team won the tournament

after beat-

ing Phi Delta Theta. photo by Chris Lee


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X Head coach Steve Tappmeyer down

team beat a

i^

Fort Hays State 66-40 to secure

share of the IVIIAA

title,

Hooked over Upper

photo by Chris Lee

Iowa's Josh Hadke,

forward Victor James puts points.

cuts

the remainder of the net after his

in

2 of his 10

James put up 115 points

in

the

regular season, photo by Trevor Hayes

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oach Steve Tappmeyer

^^

cutting the nets

stood

front

in

of

his

players two days after

down

^^Karcat Arena. As he

talked

efore practice, he stressed the

Tiportance of team.

Guard John Hawkins made

was

Sullivan

,ance

As Tappmeyer

players

honor

the

MIAA

they rewarded. These guys recognize that the iwards were based on the team ind could not have come without he players and success around hem," Tappmeyer said. jostseason vere

results

all

Tappmeyer's squad also won ts first regular season conference hampionship since 2001-02. rhey secured a share in the final egular season game, with a win jver Fort

Hays

State University.

Nobody thought we would ivin a

was the point when we realized we had the opportunity to do something big here and win a conference championship," Henry said. "It was something that was real special. To win a season long thing like that and go out night in and night out for 18 games that's something, especially when you come together as a team like we did." Henry and Sullivan echoed

Reggie Robinson said. Bearcats

tried

to

From

void.

fill

the

beginning, Robinison got most of minutes but Sullivan stepped up as the season progressed. "The coaches saw that I was playing well and they basically gave me the green light which boosted my confidence," Sullivan said. "Coach told me you're a freshman but you can't be a

freshman right now." By the time Sullivan won his first' MIAA Player of the Week, he was a staple in the Bearcat His recognition came during the biggest four-game span of the season. He scored 20 points against No. 7 Emporia rotation.

University

State

Hornets their

give

to

the

"We were tied for fifth Nobody us to do what we did."

Emporia again, handing them another loss Then they welcomed No. 2 University of Central

xpected Despite

the

mediocre

prediction in the conference, the started the season No. 7 in

:he nation.

Tappmeyer

said

it

was

impossible for his team to sneak up on opponents with the tag. But the unselfish environment

.

Missouri to Bearcat Arena.

With

moved first.

A

Mules

their surge, the 'Cats

had

with Central for win against the unbeaten

into a

tie

would

give

them

honors.

"It

their coaches' feelings about their awards and honors. The team mattered, and they were just beneficiaries of a good system. As one of two seniors, Robinson saw it as part his duty to get the new players playing the way Tappmeyer wanted.

"When you have players who are not worried about the recognition for scores or who scored the most points or who got the most minutes... that

first loss.

conference championship,"

the preseason poll.

Week

Player of the

After a win over Southwest Baptist University, the 'Cats met

Hienry said.

eam

knee injury and

a

"We were determined to come in an trv to make a statement that we were a good team," guard

Two

he conference's other coaches as his

to

Howard's

reshman of the Year, forward Henry was tabbed and appmeyer himself was voted by

loach of the Year.

Howard

grabbed 10 rebounds in the 82-64 upset. His performance garnered him, his second of fourth MIAA

several kev seniors.

named

lunter

old

he created helped the 'Cats cope with the loss of guard Mose

guard

All-Defensive Team,

he

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1

sole

possession.

means

a

"Teammates like that make the season. They make you better. "Coach told us about a thing called blind trust. When you do something where you don't get a reward, you will get a reward in the end like a conference lot,"

Robinson

said.

championship."

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Henrv put up

11 points

and Front Row: Kody Abbuhl, Sullivan

Johnnie

Schieber,

Clemens,

Jason

Point guard Lance SuWivan moves down

Lance

the court. Sullivan

Second McFall, Andy

and Mike Larsen.

Row: Austin Meyer, Peterson,

Reggie

Clint

Robinson,

Doug

filled a

large void

opened, starting

1

7

left at

games and

scoring 305 points, photo by Trevor Hayes

Vistor

James, Dillon Higdon, Hunter Henry

Back Row: Mose Howard, Nathan Garnet, Jerome

and

his position

Karleskint.

Haden, Kelvin Cayruth, Matt Withers,

Don Thompson, John Hawkins, coach Steve Tappmeyer, Luke Crump and

Over Emporia State ers,

University defend-

forward Kelvin Cayruth goes for the

lay-in.

As

a

new/comer, Cayruth provided

support from the bench, including 13 minutes against Emporia

in

which he scored

eight points, photo by Trevor Hayes

Eddie Gray.

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All-Tournament honoreeforwardHunter

Henry drives to the basket and picks up

a foul over Pittsburg State University guard

Carlos Taylor. Henry scored over 20 points in

.^?1--

Forward Kelvin Cayruth

played only

22 minutes during the IVIIAA tournament

coming

off the

bench. Cayrtuh provided

an bigger alternative to the Bearcat guards against

two

physical opponents, photo by

Trevor Hayes

Charging the down Robinson

is

court,

guard Reggie

defended by Pittsburg State

University guard Joe Bridges. The play took it

toll

on Robinson, photo by Trevor Hayes

(g4|sp>;

both Bearcat games during the

tournament, photo by Trevor Hayes

IVIIAA


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pound

6-foot-

phvsical-ed us inside. They just played tougher

in the

MIAA

than us."

f the kev, the Bearcat point guard scored 15 points n the team's first round game against Missouri outhern State University. Robinson only made two field goals in the No. 15 Bearcats' 33-point win over the Lions. He picked ip his other 11 points from free throws. With only ne player under six feet, Southern's big men, epeatedly knocked to Robinson to the court. Robinson was joined by forward Hunter Henry ivho ended the game with 20 points including a

perfect 14 of 14

mark from

the charity stripe.

The

Bearcats took advantage of Southern's physical

and

tournament record with 36 made By the end of the game, four Southern

set a

free throws.

players carried four personal fouls. "1

HJAl 1^

was battered

Tournament in Kansas City, Mo. Driving deep into the paint from the top

wanted Robinson

just

going,"

UL

eggie Robinson's slight 165 1-inch frame

style

I I

ifllili

to

come out and get the team we just came out and

said. "So,

plaved basketball." Frustrated by his team's play a 36-13 free

and what would be

throw disadvantage. Southern coach

Robert Corn was ejected with 15:59 left in the second half for arguing his first technical foul. Corn apologized for his actions and pointed at the top seeded Bearcats' ability to play at a high le\'el as the reason for the loss, singling out Henry, the reigning MIAA MVP. "He's active; he's one of the more active players n the MIAA," Corn said. "He's long, which creates a lot of mismatches. He can beat you off the dribble or he can hit the jumper." Statistically, Henry played a better game in the second round against Pittsburg State University, but the Gorillas were too

much

for the Bearcats.

A

l6-rebound deficit gave the fifth seeded Gorillas the edge in a 76-70 win over the Bearcats. "They just beat us," Henry said. "They out

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The 6-foot-7-inch, 243-pound center, Cory Abercrombie who made the All-Tournament team, battered the smaller Bearcats. Abercrombie pulled down 10 rebounds and tallied 18 points. "Cory is so big and strong and can push you around," Henry said. "Ed's [Morris] kind of quick and longer and can do angles on you. They made plays tonight when they needed them and played really well."

The Bearcats received only six offensive boards game, letting the Gorillas nab 25 rebounds. The major Bearcat disadvantage cut offensive in the

possessions short. For the season, the Gorillas dominated holding a 119-67 rebounding edge. "That's a team that shoots the three about as well as they come," Pittsburg coach Gene Iba said. "You start giving them a whole bunch of possessions and you've got problems." Despite the lopsided rebounding, the Bearcats

and Gorillas combined for eight lead changes and six ties during the game. Robinson and guard Dillon Higdon were the only Bearcats not to score. Higdon played only three minutes. Robinson played 21 minutes but his productivity dipped after a first half injury, which was treated in the locker room. The Bearcats exit from the tournament denied

Guard Mike Larsen

drives for a score

against Pittsburg State University. Larsen

provided

a

boost from the bench during

the IVIIAA tournament with four threes and 18 points, photo by Trevor Hayes

them hosting the

regional tournament, but their season championship and play in the conference tournament secured them a four seed in the NCAA tournament, their 11th appearance. regular

"We

got beat by a good basketball team today," said after the Pittsburg loss. "I thought played hard but obviously we didn't make

Tappmeyer

we

enough plays playing.

We

thing to do

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is

The good news is we are still handed to us, but the healthy

to win.

got

it

keep learning."

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Guorrf Lance SiiWiVon is poised for an at-

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tacl<

MIAA

Postseason Tournament 1st Round vs. 8th seed Missouri Southern W, 89-56 Hunter Henry; 20 P, 4 R, 4 B, 2 S G Reggie Robinson; 15 P, 4 R, 5 A, vs. 5th

Pittsburg State F

G

L,

Windom.

Sullivan scored 16 points

against Pittsburg, photo by Trevor Hayes

Organizing for one

F

2nd Round

from Pittsburg State University guard

Keith

1

S

seed

76-70

last

push, coach

Steve Tappmeyer discusses strategy. Tapp-

meyer won MIAA Coach

of the Year before

the tournament started, photo by Chris Lee

Hunter Henry; 21 P, 8 R, 1 B, 2 S Lance Sullivan; 16 P, 1 R, 4 A 2-2 as 1st Seed; 22-21 all-time;

Henry made All-Tournament Team

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Front Row: Micalea

Schumacher,

Mandi and Meghan

Uriell,

Erin Lohafer

Second Row: Katie O'Grady Brue. and Lindsey Bayer. Back Row: April Miller, Jessica

Burton, Lauren Williams,

Ashley Baker and Stretching to go

Kelli

in,

Nelson.

April Miller

O'Grady wait. The two were

on the team assists,

in dishes,

and

Katie

and

third

combining

photo by Trevor Hayes

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for

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started as a simple response.

A

reporter

media luncheon on January 9th I tasked guard Meghan Brue what she thought and she said her team needed to ,'in their next game. Brue's simple assessment of the Bearcats'

who

Gene Steinmeyer.

It

V as the dav before their first meeting with Missouri Southern State University and the

ophomore guard summed up

his thoughts Steinmeyer told his team she had aid thev were in a must win situation during ractice that afternoon. The next night the earn responded. The Bearcats were able to snap a two-game kid with a 66-61 win. They were bolstered

perfectly.

from center Mandi chumacher who ended the game with 15. "Southern had won some big games and as playing really tough," Schumacher said. It was probably the turning point in the eason. We went down there and beat them ind as soon as we won that game, we got our jv 13 second-half points

onfidence back."

Schumacher

said the Southern

e reason thev

made

the

game was

NCAA tournament.

After the win, the Bearcats only lost to higher

anked teams and received a berth for only he fourth time ever. The 'Cats ended the eason 18-12, with a 10-8 conference record. "If we look back at our season, we'd bviouslv like to have a little more consistency, Decause it was a rocky road at times,"

Schumacher said. "Basically we won all the ames we had to win and we just got by." Guard Kelli Nelson felt like the team hould have won a few more games. The core of the team was built around six three-year plavers including Nelson and Schumacher and the lone senior, guard Katie O'Grady

transferred as sophomore.

Losing their leading scorer and passer,

at the

ituation struck coach

Mill VlCOUilliiS

said the team was much more balanced. Nelson said each game could have a new leading scorer or rebunder. "We've definitely grown together, learned

Nelson

the system together," Nelson said. "As a whole we've grown into one. 1 think it makes it harder for people to guard us because we can all score." With balanced offensive attack, Steinmeyer relied on the speed of his team to win. Only Schumacher stood over six feet tall, so most teams were able to use size against the smaller Bearcats. To combat this Steinmeyer countered with an array of defenses, switching constantly and even pulling Schumacher off the court to go with a five-guard scheme. "We committed early on, we would

switch for turnovers, not for convenience." Steinmeyer said. "We try to do things that teams only see when they play us. We want to keep them off balance and what's made that easier is we've really grown up on the defensive side of the ball." Their berth in fulfilled a team goal, but the road to it did not turn out the way they wished As a seven seed, they were beaten in the first round by the second seed. No. 10 West Texas A&M. Despite the loss, the 'Cats season could not be denied its place the program's history. Making the tournament earned the team the right to hang a banner commemorating the season in Bearcat Arena. "None of us on the team have ever been on a team in the regional tournament," Nelson said. "Getting a banner that will be up there forever

is

Writer

|

very exciting for us."

Trevor Hayes

Designer Trevor Hayes |

Head coach Gene Steinmeyer chats with

Scoreboar-d

his 1

Southwest Baptist W, 64-49 No. 9 Emporia State L, 46-60 81-66 No. 2 Central Missouri Truman State W, 80-70 Pittsburg State W, 65-62

Regular Season MIAA Play Fort Hays State W, 70-62 Missouri Western L, 69-72

W

Washburn

L, 57-71 Missouri Southern W, 66-61 Pittsburg State L, 65-68 Truman State W, 80-57 No. 3 Central Missouri L, 69-80 No. 7 Emporia L, 66-89

Washburn L, 73-86 Missouri Southern W, 62-51 Missouri Western L, 58-77 Fort Hays State W, 94-77

17-10 Overall Record; 10-8

Record good for No. 4 seed

in

MIAA

team. Steinmeyer led his team to a 17record, photo by Trevor Hayes

Pulled up short

Meghan Brue

for

an easy jumper,

avoids Washburn University

defenders. Brue was a consistent asset for

the 'Cats with the highest

field

goal per-

centage, free throws attempted and

and scored 330

points,

made

second on the

team, photo by Chris Lee

regular season;

conference tournament.

WOMEN'S BASKETR/SLL |i57


Against Missouri Western

>

versity's center Inga

'.

State Uni

Buzoka, center Mandi

Schumacher attempts

Schumach-

a shot.

play suffered, with only eight points

er's

and three rebounds, photo by Trevor Hayes

f

toRTHWEST

Cutting througti the tie

lane,

O'Grady drives to the

guard Ka-

basl<et.

O'Grady

scored 26 points and had five rebounds

in

the tournament, photo by Chris Lee

Forward Lauren Williams

waits to play

as the 'Cats chances fade against IVIissouri

Western State University. Williams scored seven points

I

58 S30RTS I

in

the

loss,

photo by Chris Lee


vuin Ai^u suimnmi niu. sinui he

Bearcats

the

air.

through

shots

sailed

The 'Cats

and died by

lived

shooting during the MIAA tournament at Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Mo. March 1-5. The Bearcats continued their flurry of irees from the regular season finale, which alured a season-high of 14. The team hit 12 om behind the arc in their 23-point win over lissouri Southern State University in the first )und of the conference tournament. Guard Katie O'Grady led the way with four \rees followed bv forward Lauren Williams ho knocked down three. Southern coach their

larvann Mitts said the win was a direct suit from the Bearcats' shooting ability.

'The three-point shot was the key

to get

lorthwest rolling," Mitts said. "[Northwest]

ad kids that stepped up and they looked like

team that had been there before." In a first half, which featured seven uee-pointers, the Bearcats used a fiveuard line-up to speed up the game. Coach ene Steinmeyer said the strategx' created mismatches between Southern's bigger, taller ilavers and the smaller Bearcat guard. "Gene's the guru of switching defenses," litts

said.

"We knew

but

ignals,

they

still

their plays

and hand

beat us with their

peed." Steinmeyer's game plan was to force louthern from relying on players working mder the basket like six-foot center Tynesha 'ierce. )ut

Southern held the edge

in

rebounding,

Pierce plaved limited minutes

due

jump

rouble, allowing the 'Cats to

to foul

to a 46-

not her

Buzoka on the bench again, the 'Cats were

more quickness

able to cut the lead to four with a score by

out there." Their speed did not carry over a day later, when thev met No. 2 Missouri Western State University in the second round. As the top seed in the conference tournament. Western had already beaten the Bearcats twice including a 19-point win in St. Joseph, Mo. in the final week of the regular season. The 'Cats came out firing again. But shots did not fall. As a team, they made only 21 percent of their attempts in the first half.

O'Grady with 16:35 left in the second half. O'Grady finished with her second big game of the tournament, adding 12 points and four boards coming off the bench. "That's my role, to give a spark," O'Grady said. "I don't mind the role. Coach says it's

the line-up," Steinmever said. fault,

we

just

wanted

to get

prepare for the inevitable Bearcat hot streak. "They were seven of 33 at the half and I knew that wasn't going to happen again," Keister said. "So we just tried to keep them off the perimeter and make them take contested shots."

Guard Meghan Brue said the Griffon defense was good, but it didn't excuse the Bearcats' shooting.

"We had some shots that should have been knocked down," she said. "When you miss 10 shots; it's hard to put it up again but you have to. If you don't shoot another one, you won't make

another." Like against Southern, the Bearcat defensive worked, limiting by forcing conference MVP center Inga Buzoka into foul trouble and making Western rely on shooting from the perimeter.

irst half.

trailing at the half 28-21. In the

with (Mandi) in

just weren't effective

"It's

During the second half, the 'Cats improved their shooting to 36 percent, for a total just under 30 percent. Noting the Bearcats' 41 percent against Southern, Western coach Josh Keister said his team did what they could to

4 lead at the half. With the emphasis on peed and shooting, Bearcat center Mandi jcumacher played only seven minutes in the

"We

both iÂťames

ii>'

However, the Bearcats could not capitalize

on an eight-minute Griffon scoring drought, second half, Buzoka quicklv picked up another foul. With

not about

who

starts

The score would never

who

closer than

get

four after O'Grady's jumper.

The Bearcats

constantly fought to stay in striking distance for the remainder of the game. Steinmeyer knew they would have a chance if they could stay within

10 points going into the last

media time-out, but they could not

pull off

the upset, losing 68-58.

"They had kids that stepped up and that's a good team," Steinmeyer said. "Their big kids got into foul trouble and we thought we could pound it inside. But we couldn't." Coming into the MIAA tournament, the Bearcats controlled their NCAA destiny to an extent. Their domination against Southern and hard fought game with the second ranked team in the nation secured them a seven sign of a

seed in the regional bracket - their fourth appearance in the national tournament. Steinmeyer believed his team earned the berth. He said he could see an improvement in the week and a half between Western games. "At Western [in the regular season], we never had a chance, but tonight we did," Steinmeyer said. "It was a different feel on the bench. If you'd have been in the locker room and in the huddles, you would have

seen a team twice as intense." Writer Trevor Hayes |

Designer Trevor Hayes |

Being defended by

Missouri Southern

State University forward Tynesha Pierce,

Scoreboard MIAA

Postseason Tournament 1st Round vs. 5th seed Missouri Southern W, 77-54 G Katie O' Grady; 14 P, 1 R, 2 A

G Meghan Brue; 12 P, 3 R, 2nd Round vs. 1st seed

2 A,

No. 2 Missouri Western 10

68-58

G Meghan Brue; 15 P, G Kelli Nelson; 13 P. 4

the game, but

finishes."

L,

R,

R, 2

1

1

guard Meghan Brue looks

for

Brue led the Bearcats

scoring for the

In

an opening.

tournament 27 points including

1

2 against

Southern, photo by Chris Lee

S

A, 2 B,

1

S

A

2-2 as 4th Seed;

7-18

in

tournament

all-time

WOMEN'S

^it.t

TOURNEYltSg


Reaching heights few

Bearcats

Bayo Adio arches to clear the

won

the

bar.

had,

Adio

MIAA Indoor and Outdoor high

jump titles,

photo by Meredith Currence

It/tXi

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^ ^

Kristen

Degase pushes

As a freshman, she excelled es,

with a best of 2:24.82

photo by Meredith Currence

in

herself harder. in

mid-distanc-

800-meter run.

1

Before a hurdle, Courtland Ingram pares for the jump. Ingranfi finished

110-meter hurdles

at the

pre-

fifth in

second North-

west Open, photo by Meredith Currence

Planted, Diezeas Colbert holds sition.

triple

for

160 ISPORTS

iiii<i*>t

Calbert

his

po-

won the Northwest Open

jump and broke the

in

school record

the event, photo by Meredith Currence

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e

breathed

The men's team

in deeply,

shaking out his arms and legs. As he con-

it

him he approached and

cleared the bar without touching

MIAA outdoor making

their highest finish in three years.

The women's team

centrated on the feat before

finished the

track season with a third place finish,

new

set three

cords and finished sixth in the

school

MIAA

re-

indoor

and outdoor seasons. In the

it.

MIAA Indoor Championships,

soph-

Bayo Adio had just taken the MIAA high jump title with a 6' 11

omore Johanna Avilez

3/4" finish.

Anna O'Brien, Heather Brokaw and Dia McKee set the school record for

the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.29. Stacie Trulin,

Adio never finished lower than meets and was the first MIAA indoor high jump champion since 1995. third in seven outdoor

Eric Isley placed sixth in the

800-meter run

NCAA Outdoor

at

Championships with 1:56.44.

set the school record in

He was

also

a

time of

MIAA

out-

door and indoor champion in the 800-meter run.

team we were battling injuries all Henrv said. "Our freshmen got good experience which will be beneficial to having "As

team next year." Thrower Stacey Loemker placed 13th in the MIAA Outdoor Championships for shot put. She placed in the top 20 four times in the a great

indoor shot put.

Having dealt with injuries and a team of younger athletes, Loemker said it was a year for rebuilding.

"Being any college athlete

the distance medley with a finish of 12:44.21.

McKee

set the school record for the 3,000-

meter steeplechase

the

at

Championships with

MIAA

Outdoor

a fifth place finish of

a

season,"

Loemker ally

said.

"Once you've

is

a lifestyle,"

lived

it,

you

re-

know anything different. Track has me how to manage my time very well,

don't

taught

how

11:53.35.

Samuel, Hannah Henry, Megan Robinson and Kailea Cook finished third in the MIAA Outdoor Championships with 46.73. The 4xl00-meter

relay

team

of Alisha

to

to be competitive, but a good sport, and have a personal drive to make such a big

commitment."

B

Megan Crawford Designer Sheena Sweatman Writer

j

|

Scoreboard Indoor Team Placements MIAA Championships - M

W

*

Chamiponships - M Outdoor Team Placements - 8th Alabama Relays Northwest Invitational - M

NCAA

NCAA

400M Dash 200M Dash 60M Hurdles

Men

-

-

W W

M

- 2nd - 4th - 3rd - 6th

E.

J.

2nd(ln.) with 99 pts, 3rd(Out.) with 103pts.

Women

-

Men

-

M

32nd

Falkner E.J. Falkner - Johanna Alvarez Dist. Med. - Anna O'Brien, Stacie Trulin, Dia McKee, Heather Brokaw Triple Jump - Diezeas Calbert Hammer Throw - Travis MacKenzie 3,000M Steeplechase - Dia McKee

W

MIAA Championships

Championships

School Records Broken

- 2nd - 6th - 2Tst

Ahead of fights to

the pack, Emily Churchman

keep her place

at the

Northwest

Open. Churchman went on to place 5th the

MIAA Outdoor championships

in

at

the

heptathalon. photo by Meredth Currence

Totally inverted, C//f Mcintosh propels himself over the bar

in

the pole vault at the

Northwest Open. Mcintosh placed second at 4.58 meters, photo by Meredith Currence

6th(ln.) with 23 pts, 6th(Out.) with 29pts. finished 12th in

D

II

Power Rankings.

TRÂŤCKl(6l


'nmy

TEAMS KXPKRIENCE SIMIMK SEASONS* or the

first

time since 2003, both

the men's and

women's

teams advanced vision

Mo. The men

NCAA Di-

to the

Championships

II

in

fell

short of a

No. 1 Drury and the win with a 5-2 loss to

No. 24 Drury. At nationals, Pablo Acebedo and Chris Smith lost in doubles to Drury University. Acebedo went 14-6 overall, while his doubles partner Chris Smith went 13-3.

Acebedo

said the close location of nation-

"It is

and friends." The men finished second in the MIAA Tournament and closed the season with a front of our family

those awards in 10 years, I'm going

remember working with the team." Gena received the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, was selected to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America College

We were very

solid all around."

The women won their 10th MIAA Conference Tournament title, ending the season with a 20-4 overall record and were unde-

Award. Holding the record for most career wins with a doubles record of 77-26, Gena also earned 17 straight wins out of 19 sets in singles.

said.

"We

with the The expression shows on Clint Keith as

he serves the

the face of

ball in a Fall

2006 match. Keith played the eighth spot

on the Northwest Men's Team, photos Chris Lee

by

is

I

knew there wasn't going come back to."

Gena

our season.

It

helped us

that kept us going to

kind of

just

to

Gena

is

very competi-

because most of the players that tried the professional tournaments and didn't make it, are here," Ariboni said. "So the leve]

tive

is

high, the weather

is

challenging and the

Freshman Emily Lindsay went 17-0 at the singles position and was named to the First

with practice and tournaments

"It

was great

have

my sister

(Emily)

on

|

ball

bouncing

off of his racquet,

Daniel Usieto returns the ball during a

Fall

2006 match. Daniel finished 2006 with 8-11 singles record

and

record, photo by Chris Lee

a 10-10

a

doubles

to balance studies

Writer Megan Crawford Designer Sheena Sweatman |

to

to

Lucas Ariboiu and Acebedo said the teams play in a very hard circuit and coach Mark Rosewell recruits people from all over the world to obtain the best teams.

management necessary

Team All-MIAA.

left

said. "I

be a next year

nationals."

With the

162|SP0RTS

key,"

started off undefeated

momentum

last year, so

"NCAA Division II tennis

"Getting off to a great start for the first half of

was my

everything out on the court,"

feated in the conference.

Lindsay

MIAA MVP titles and was the winner of MIAA Women's Tennis Sportsmanship

"It

we really wanted to go to nationAcebedo said. "We had good players,

think

6.

be referred to going to re-

said. "But I'm not

to

13-10 overall record.

our No.

to

member

the

1 to

an extreme honor

Gena

two

from our No.

Gena

most decorated female

as that,"

"We knew that nationals would be in Kansas City," Acebedo said. "We thought it would be great if we could play there in

als,"

of the

tennis players in the Bearcat history.

dence.

"I

off the

Division At-Large Second Team. She held

gave the team an extra boost of confi-

als

said. "It wa;

bond on an

In her last season as a Bearcat,

became one lost 5-0 to

my last year," Gena

court."

Kansas

City,

women

the team for

nice to have that sisterly

tennis

is

hard."


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Power YOIITHI'IIL TI^/IM I1/4S RI^COUI) BRIi:AKI>'<> "

YEAR

"^ he strength of youth-produced the tell-tale pi of aluminum meeting ball. The 'Cats succeS centered on that combination. On their way to breaking 17 records, the 'Cal| made their presence known in the MIAA. "This team had a lot of leaders and depth," MIAA c(j Coach of the Year Susan Anderson said. "We had a stror '

batting order, great defense, pitching and that leads to lot of

I

wins."

With power school

in the batting order, the 'Cats

home run record with 64 on the year,

crushed

th

breaking th

The 'Cats also broke th team record for hits in a game with 22, RBIs in a gam with 20 and RBIs in a season with 252. "It was an unbelievable season," Anderson said. "[The were a] fabulous group of girls, they had chemistry an old record of 39 round trippers.

put everything together at the right time."

The team opened with a solid start, but eventuall dropped to a 6-6 record. Then a string of 10 straight win led the 'Cats to the school record books.

Power behind the

"We played a lot of good competition right off the hi and pulled together as a team," pitcher Cola Krueger saic "We knew we had a lot more potential." The team's winning streak ended against Missoui Western State University in a double header split. Ther they rattled off 11 wins to tie another school record. Success gained them a spot in the National Fastpitc Coaches Association poll for the first time in schoc history. They eventually climbed to No. 18, befor

pitch helps

Cola Kruegergetthree outs against Rockhurst. Krueger for

most shut outs

met the record in one season.

photo by Meredith Currence

Leather unfolds as catcher ah Johnson crouches

Sar-

the pitch.

for

Johnson started 52 of 55 games

as

dropping out again.

catcher, photo by Marsha Jenn'mgi

Regular Season

MIAA W,

Emporia State

1-5 L, 2-11

L,

MIAA

Play

10-5

Washburn L, 0-3 W, 11-0 Missouri Western W, 4-0

L,

5-8

Southwest Baptist W, Central Missouri

W,

an

wh

Anderson

Scoreboard Central Missouri

a great recruiting class

credited a lot of success to the freshmen. Krueger,

3-0 W, 5-1 11-6 W, 11-3

Washburn L, 0-3 #3 Emporia State U 1-10 Truman State W, 1-0 W, 1-0

No. No. No. No. No. No. 2nd

Postseason Tournament

6 Truman State L, 0-3 8 Pittsburg State W, 7-1

4 Washburn

W,

9-2

6 Truman State W, 2-0 2 Missouri Western W, 10-1 1

in

Emporia State L, 0-4 MIAA; 4-2 Record

NCAA Regionals

Pittsburg State W, 3-0, W, 4-3 Missouri Southern W, 1-0 W, 5-0 13-6 MIAA Record

No. 5 Concordia-St. Paul L, 0-8 No. 8 Washburn W, 11-5 No. 3 Nebraska-Omaha L, 1-3

40-15 Final Record

was named the

had

MIAA Freshman

of the Year,

compiled

15-4 record in 29 games.

was shocked

"\

made me

realize to

win the award," Krueger said, push harder, get better and to kee

to

improving."

The 'Cats finished second in the MIAA tournamer with a 4-2 record. Their best placing since 1999, it led th

NCAA

regional playoffs. The team went 1'Cats into the before being eliminated and finished with a 40-15 recorc With high expectations, the 'Cats season stood as th greatest in over a decade. "It

was an awesome, unforgettable experience," Kruege

said."

Writer

|

Designer

leAlS'aORTS

said they

Drew Zimmerman |

Lindsay Steinkamp


Grabbing her against

first hit of a

Rockhurst,

Lindsay

game Ste-

phenson connects with the ball. Stephenson met or broke four season records including getting most home runs in one season, photo by Meredith Currence

Cloves smack together in the pitcher's circle between outs. The team broke or tied 17 single-game, season, and career school records during the season, photo by Marsha Jennings

ront Row:

Lmellis Santiago-Bernier, Lindsay Stephenson, Katy John, Ashley Pride,

Tami

Phillips

and

Second Row: }ac\yr\ Brown, Megan Simpson, Tristin Brown, Talina Canon, Sarah Nicole Krueger and Amy Farrow. Back Row: Megan Spring, Marvin Murphy Crystal Gustin,

jlegan Stalder.

ohnson,

Celly Morris,

Lauren Lakebrink, Whitney Krystof, Janelle Krohn, head coach Susan Anderson and Lauren

iigwing.

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Foot planted, centerfielder land turns

New-

Will

on the speed. Batting second

the Bearcat order, Newland

hit

.396

in

in

con-

ference play, photo by Meredith Currence

Pitcher Mark Lewis delivers the ball during a win against Missouri West-

y^L

ern State University. Lewis threw five

m,

and two-thirds innings, recording two strikeouts and an earned run while facing 29 Griffons tos

In

the 4-2 win. pho-

by Meredith Currence

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Scoreboard Regular Season MIAA Play Missouri Western L, 0-5 L, 1-11 #9 Emporia State L, 2-13 L, 11-12 Missouri Western W, 4-2 L, 4-5 Truman State W, 2-1 W, 11-8 #6 Emporia State L, 0-2 L, 3-6 Missouri Southern W, 14-7 Missouri Southern L, 4-5 L, 7-10 Missouri Southern W, 18-10

Washburn

L,

in

the batter's box. Whitt placed

the top five

in

in

12 offensive categories in-

cluding average, slugging percentage and

home

«66ISP0RTS

runs, photo by Meredith Currence

6-8

L, 6-8 #7 Central Missouri W, 8-0 W, 4-3 #7 Central Missouri W, 8-7 L, 6-10 14-15 MIAA Record

26-23 Overall Record finished 5th in

L,

Washburn W, 3-0

Takinghiscut, second baseman PatWhitt stands

8-9

Pittsburg State L, 9-13 L, 14-24 Pittsburg State W, 3-1 W, 4-1 Truman State W, 17-2 W, 7-5 Southwest Baptist W, 14-0

MIAA, one seed

short of postseason.


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Up fell

5-3, the 'Cats

pitching staff

apart against Central Missouri

State University in their only sea-

son loss

to the

The 'Cats from the

Mules.

lost 10-6

MIAA

and were eliminated

tournament, finishing

fifth in

the conference, one seed short of postseason play.

,v^

In their loss against Central, the Bearcats

came

close to upsetting the

ing Central's

Mules and caus-

four-game losing streak

first

Pitcher Justin Hildebrand said a highlight

season was facing the Mules in four

games. is

always a powerhouse in the

conference and

Hildebrand

we

beat

them three

times,"

of 15-14.

The 'Cats broke 13 doubles in a

a school record

by hitting

game against Upper Iowa Uni-

and were one double shy

of the 123

doubles season record. Coach Darin Loe hit his 200th win for the Bearcats, ending their Searching for a wild pitch, catcher Ryley Westnan tries to save a run. Westman led the Bearcats in :hrowing out baserunners with 18 runners caught itealing

and

a .500 stolen

jhofo by Meredith Currence

bases against percentage,

we were

we

better than

were," Hildebrand said. After a rough start, the Bearcats turned around and won 14 of their last 16 games.

"We

came together

all

at the end," Hildeb-

"Our weakness was putting it all together, having good pitching, offense and defense in the same game. After beating Cenrand

said.

tral, it

momentum for fighting for the We knew we had to beat Central to

gave us

playoffs.

make

there. Unfortunately,

it

we

didn't

win

Hildebrand and catcher Riley Westman felt was their camara-

the biggest team strength

"This

11-game winning streak, the longest

for the

more

Westman

felt

the beginning of

the season started out slower because the

said.

trusting of

"Because of that

one another.

Once we

we re-

we started wining." Westman said by statistics the offensive was solid, but pitching did not always show up. "A lot of times we could only go so far offensively and when we had to rely on defense," Westman said, "the pitchers would miss key spots. But we started coming out with more confidence and we didn't let the game get to us. We relaxed and didn't let too much pres-

laxed,

sure build.

University since 1989.

Hildebrand said he

the closest team I've ever been a

is

part of," are

said.

The 'Cats finished the season with an overrecord of 26-23 and a conference record

versity

pectations, thinking

a level head.

season with high ex-

derie.

"Central

all

in to the

the last game."

since 1988.

of the

team didn't come out with

"We came

heats up in the end.

MliilM

Writer

|

Designer

We

started winning."

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Megan Crawford |

Trevor Hayes

Front Row: Will Newland, Tristan Stewart, Billy Burns, Mark Lewis, Lane McKay, Matt Coons and Alex Budden. Row Two: Josh Norris, Brett Whittle, Tyler Lipscomb, Travis Fouts, Pat Whitt, Brian Lanners,

Sergio Davila,

Cody

Sinclair

and Mike Creason.

Row

Three: Head Coach Darin Loe, Brett Bognar, Tim Avants, Matt Kelly, Justin Hildebrand, Ryley Westman, Michael Younghanz, John White, Danny Malone and Matt Johnson. Back Row: Ben Stedronsky, Ben Malick, Zach Weston, Britt Westman, Nick Pfeiffer,

Jon Henne and

Eric Zeiser.

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this

is

Phillips or as

your old pal Jake you probably knew

me, Bobby Bearcat. In five years, there have been a lot of people who have helped me on this journey. There were so many people I was blessed

meet along the way. I couldn't begin to all your names, nor will this yearbook have enough space for me. So, if your name wasn't mentioned, please do not feel like I didn't love you all. I had to sum up five years of friends and family in about one page. Without insight and input from former coaches Jeremiah Lawson, Bill Kohler and Chris Andrews, I wouldn't be close to the mascot I am. It was almost impossible not to be friends with Carl Kling and the Bearcat Marching Band. They were nothing but kind, from playing with the drumline, to letting

drummer

As Bobby,

I

owe

the fans.

You were great

sources of inspiration. I'm truly going to

miss you

all

more than

Atop the Bobby ishes post-score to

I

could

Board, Jake Phillips

say.

Between

Phillips

I

wasn't going to try out as Bobby, but

knew my

vi^hiie

Lee

would be there sister

iiext to

me

Dan and

day,

we get a laugh out of it because I still know why. Through my entire tenure at

don't

Barb and her family and

is

most

when my

even It

was

local

mascots, Jake

Bearcat, stands with Jay

the Jayhawk, Gus the Gorilla and Willie the Wildcat at Arrowhead Stadium Phillips

said he

Phillips

in

Kansas

became good

Gus from Pittsburg

submitted by Jake

true family

said that University

even

if I

State, pho-

was miles away. was one of the

became the crazy cousin,

exactly

how you

to

for

felt

in the fans,

best family atmospheres in the country. I

And

wouldn't

thank each and every keeping me part of the

Without even one of the experiences I've it wouldn't have been the same. All the games I've stood on the sidelines at, all the places I've gone to, all the people I've met - have all helped create the experience I've had in college experience. Without you all, I wouldn't be near the man - or mascot - I am today. Take care and God bless you all. had,

I

Writer

Jake Phillips Designer Trevor Hayes |

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Bobby

member around

University tradition.

he was Bob-

to

have a 'family'

Rory,

game and

friends with

I

my nephew

of

continued

Mo.

basketball, football or even academia, I've

single one of

fin-

City,

being at appearances they didn't

to. I

sister

for her.

Phillips as

have

my

you might know him as 'Little Bobby.' My family followed me from day one across the country and back. They were always there, backing me up. I knew I could look to them if I ever needed anything. The last time I saw my great-aunt Kathrine Protzman, she told me to keep me head up and she would be always be with me. The "A.K.P." Inscription written on my right leg or as

me and

know

for a while.

Chris and her family,

Posing with other

(68ISi>0RTS

I

partner in crime, Joel Mathews,

ligament during the team's successful and

by Bearcat, photo by Chris

parents,

hope one day I'm one tenth of the amazing parents they were. I thank you both so much and love you very much. In five years, I've broken bones, gotten into fights and made an idiot of myself, but somehow the University stood behind me with a smile. Everywhere we traveled, be it

season records and even tore a shoulder

offensively prolific years

my

I

you with all my heart. The athletic administration. Athletic Director Bob Boerighter and Assistant Athletic Director Mark Clements, were nothing but great, even in times when I probably should have been suspended for being an idiot, they put up with bad press and mascot scuffles. Morris White and Kristen Konoske-Gore were the Northwest Athletic Marketing directors for three years. Without them, Bobby wouldn't be near the figure he became. love

I

the Bearcats' score during football games, Phillips set several single

told

Phillips,

the University, they stayed with me, following

the tradition of doing push-ups to match

but

I

wanted to try out for my high school mascot, my dad said to me, "Why would you want to be a mascot?" Since that

Judy

Lindsey Hoerath, through the good and the bad.

me

push-ups and gets ready

throw T-shirts to fans.

when

In 1997

all

My beautiful bride-to-be,

My

enough.

you

clutter

stuck with

play with you.

The training staff was there from dawn to dusk taking care of athletes and even found time to heal me from ridiculous injuries. Coach Mel Tjeerdsma and the football team allowed me to do everything I could do to cheer. Even though I often got in their way and was a pain, I could not thank them

children,

striving for excellence.

roommate, Isaiah Bragg, allowed me our apartment with University paraphernalia, the Bobby suit and other sports equipment.

me

Emporia State game. I could not thank you all enough for letting an old direct before the

me

My

to

to

write

and the

students, alumni

kept


With the fans behind him, Jake

up the crowd against Missouri West-

ern.

Phillips

more

Jake

Phillips sprints out of fog. Phillips

spent

five years as

if

he took

said

rivalry

games

seriously then any other, especially

Missouri Western

it

photo

Bobby, photo by Chris Lee

Phillips

fires

fay

was the opponent.

Tremr Hayes

A Bearcat's Legacy As Bobby ihe Bearcat, Jake filled

Phillips' five

with milestones, lows and recoHi6

February 1984

04/23/02

-

Had

first

- Tried out to

04/25/02

Told he

05/08/02

Made

in

years

in

the suit were

Bearcat mascot history.

picture with

Bobby Bearcat.

be Bobby Bearcat.

would become the new Bobby Bearcat. first

appearance

at

stadium ground

- Tore

09/07/02

-

Worked

09/21/03

-

Set

at

first football

new

single

game

«s.

game push-up

North Dakota. record by a single

Missouri Holla.

07/15/04 - Named

University's first Collegiate All-American

Mascot by National Cheerleaders Association.

tendon

in right

shoulder during 11-12 win

-

Underwent surgery

07/16/05

-

Named

No.

No.

Division

NCAA

NCA and

by

08/03/05

-

8/25/05

-

1

in

Named

for

Best

Returned

football team;

to repair torn tendon.

10 best mascot

second time

in

all

divisions of

Overall at

Mascot and NCA

All-

Kansas State Camp.

to regular duties

12/09/05 Named •

1

in

Division

12/10/05

-

No. 6 best mascot

in all

NCAA

to

at the Fall Classic V;

be honored.

-

is first

Received

Bobby

Kappa

at

Arrowhead

to be honored.

Kappa

Psi

Distinguished

new

single-season,

Award

12/16/06

by

NCA

04/28/07 Career

new

Bobby

Recognized with seniors again

-

Ends

football

season with

single-mascoi pushup record of 1,770.

II.

Ends football season with

-

12/10/06 Service

atop Bobby Board with

Recognized as a senior on Senior Day with the

-

is first

11/04/06 Stadium

II.

repaired shoulder against Minnesota Siaie-Mankato.

and No.

single-mascot record for number of pushups at 1,329.

10/21/06

12/20/04

American Mascot

breakmg.

mascot with 360

08/28/04

against Minnesota State-Moorhead.

single-season.

-

-

Ends career as Bobby Bearcat.

Appeared on national

ESPNU, ESPN-News and ABC

in five

television

on ESPN, ESPN2,

years of work.

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activities

allowed you to be involved the University and at find where you belonged. The time away from classes let you connect with a diverse group of students at the University. Residential Life continued to put on educational and fun programs and allowed you to speak your mind and get your voice heard on

campus

^W,

issues.

students International multiculturalism celebrated at

Midwest

Organization

Advancing Students weekend. Interculturalism The event provided you the opportunity to expand your mind andxlearn about other cultures around the world. The leaders of your country in ROTC were commissioned into of

the U.S. Army to protect you. Collegiate FFA was established and showed you the values of premiere leadership, personal growth and career success. Horticulture club took their

plans examining experiences and to keep your greenhouse an active source of energy at the University.

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'organizations kept you entertained and educated about life and the world around vou. Being involved with organizations on campus enabled you to create your own experience in college.

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Organization established after After a high

demand from

much demand

students. Col-

FFA Organization was formed in the 2005 school year because many wanted to legiate

carry the times from high school to college said Vice President Stuart Shifflett. said the nearly 50 members FFA focused on working with the high school students to allow them to bring Shifflett

of

those experiences into college.

According

main focus

to President Joni Field, the

of the

FFA organization was on

premiere leadership, personal growth and career success. Fields said they tried to

low those ideas

Fields also said

members worked with

the students at Horace

School

to

fol-

to the best of their ability.

Mann

Laboratory

teach the children about agricul-

they tried to relate the activities to

ture,

what the students were doing

at the time,

according to Fields. Shifflett said his favorite part of the or-

ganization was working with high school students, going to conventions

and bring-

ing back information to use in the future. Fields said she liked the

more

social

aspects of the organization as well as net-

working with professionals. "The people I get to be with and get to hang out with and discuss things we love," Fields said. field.

"We

are

You network

all

going into the same

better

and share ideas

too."

Writer

|

Kelsey Garrison

Designer

|

Lindsay Steinkamp

ATACOIIFGIATF Front Row: Jessica Shifflett,

Klusman

Mandy

Things you should

Christiansen, Kevin Moeller, Stuart

Joni Fields, Kyle Dignan, Kristin Davis

Row Two: Shanda

and

Arlina

know about Adink

Stockton, Emily Meggers,

Hiscocks, Natalie Jarboe, Justin Findley, Glenda

Schnuck, Nacaela Greeley and Rachel Saunders

Row: Monica

Kelly, Kristin

Members were

Back

Almond, Rachael Keathley,

DM,

advertising,

broadcasting majors

Matt Bax, Danelle Bauman, James Bailey and Brook Kreatz

Strong networking benefits Trips to

Kansas

City,

Mo.,

to learn about the industry -

Why should _

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-

7^^

-

students join American Marketing Association?

Looked good on a resume that you have taken part

Šand

Hannah Bower

in

a nationally accredited

recognized organization

Networked with other students for the future Was a good opportunity to learn from business speakers and professionals -C//nt Keith

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Front Row: Stephanie

My Turn ^4. a\Q a

Cline

and Stacey Patton Hannah

Row Two: Megan Curtis, Mallory Parker and Bowel Back Jessa Bears

Row; Jessica Monahan, Jonathan

and Mallory

Maloney,

Riley

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Front Row: Stephanie James and Joni Fields Back Row: Stuart Shifflett and Jessica Christiansen

Cassie Pedersen,

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BPW

avori

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Things about being

an Ag. Ambassador

AMFRirAr^ Markftinc; AssnnATinN Front Row: Ashley

1

Back Row:

Traveled to con-

.

Fowler, Clint Keith

and

Kristi

Beydler

Angelita Escher, Brenda Jones and Tara

Sawyers

ventions

Z

Met new people

3. Networked with professionals

4

.

Gave

agricul-

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Womfn

ture-based tours Front Row: Cassie

3

Got

and Megan

financial

compensation for

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Shisler

Joni Fields

Facts

DigEm Open

to all majors,

anyone

was welcome

IDM graduates came

to talk

about their careers -

Crystal

Fallon Cordell, Jessica

Back Row:

Sara Kerkhoff, Brooke Season, Katie

I

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Redig, Cassie Pedersen, Karri Luke

Row Two:

Noble and Amber Stevens

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their duties

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Front Row: Ronda Watson, Geerts

Back Row: Jessica

Abigail

Wilmes and Carianne

Leber, Jason White, Clifton

Wilson and Dimitar Krastev

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Things

staff love about their job

K\{¥: Front Row: Laura Kearney,

lory Ryan, lor,

Mackey MalEliseoTangonan, Amanda Odehnal, Bobby Tay

Meredith Currence,

Ozge

Felicia Powell, Eric

Unsal, Alexis Henja

Lee Jones, Dave Morgan, Beinor, Christian

and

Phillip

IVIike Ritter

Stewart Meyer, Stephen

The contacts

3

The

PRFMFnOiih Michelle Lauderback, Del Rae Derry,

Megan

Row Two: Allison Greubel,

Sarah Symtschytsch and Emily Meggers Pursifull,

world

real

experience

Z. The recognition received around

Alexander Lepert and Ryan Smith

Chelsea Sogard, Andy

4

Back Row:

Grady Nathan Moon, Logan Campbell,

Front Row: Moore and Carrie Payne

The friendships

Katie Denison, Stephanie

Costanzo, Jeff Armstrong, Gretchen Mollenhour, Angela Curtis, Krista Hurd and Kayla Lindsey Row Two: Kara Cott,

Back Row:

Brad Kain, Isioma Nwadozi

and Elizabeth Kurrelmeyer

campus shows

for the

1 The

satisfaction

from seeing your work broadcast each week on Channel 8 -

Gretchen

Mollenhour

Front Row: Amy Schieber, Cara Hood, John Fisher, Ashlee Freeman and Katee Mejia Back Row: Jessica Range, Mark Parra and Laura Peterson

My Turn ^^^IBfyvttant to coma to the meetinqi and be a patt of what ii qoIntf

on initaad of

tinq avatifthinq

nsM. Front Row: Amanda Atkins, Carrissa Phillippe Back Row: Dru-Anne Hovis, Megan McMurphy

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out

ate to

ifou.

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learned are applied

in

the greenhouse through

Strollini;

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Young broke

off

to a

y^ri't'iihuiisc'

Horticulture Club

plant.

President

one of the long

Matt

leaves.

stem how that gooey stuff comes out?" he said. "That's how they get "See

in the

rubber."

The members spent many days and nights caring for and studying flower beds and ba-

nana trees. Work inside the classroom and experimenting in the club's greenhouse provided the 15 group members with an enhanced education, Young said. "Working in the greenhouse got me to apply what learned in class into here," Young said. "It's a free way to experiment and it gives us motivation to do our own I

thing."

Every spring that education was put the test at the

Society

ticultural

to

Mid-America Collegiate HorConference.

Students

were tested by identifying a variety of plants in a judging contest and were able to network with professionals. Club reporter Kevin Duerfeldt said the club by itself was a great networking opportunity for horticulture majors.

"Kansas City people come here looking interns and employees sometimes,"

for

Deurfeldt said. "So, get to

know

Writer

|

Designer

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good

to

be able

to

Angela Smith Lindsay Steinkamp

Ji.

l^hings you should know about Psi Chi

it's

them."

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Front Row: Samanttia Knight and Matt Young Row Two: Rego Jones, Marcus Muhs, Tim Scott, Kevin Duerfeldt, Krystel Tubbs Row Three: Jennifer Riepe, Sarah Gaughan, Kara Hensley and Michelle Henning Back

Row:

Sarah Hobble, Ronnie Auxler and KIley Rath

professors j Distinguished

members were

Albert Bandura, B.F. Skinner

and Philip Zimbardo -

Amanda

Atkins

What

are important things to know about your organization? Pre-Med Club - Allowed students interested in medicine to network with professionals and worked home football games as a fundraiser - Emily Meggers

Financial Managment Association -They brought in representatives from banking, insurance and investment areas of finance to speak to business, accounting and finance majors -

Clifton Wilson

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Radio station gives students future experienc By playing music and hosting concerts and remotes around town, campus radio

KXLZ-LP

106,7

station

students real

life

Mar\^ille gave

experience according to

Promotions Director Micaela Daley. Daley said the station was run more Hke a business because they had clients they dealt with and an audience to make happy. Getting experience for the future was one of Daley's favorite things about working with X106.

"X106

a great place for

is

ing for

some

ey said.

"We

someone

look-

real world experience," Dal-

try to

keep the experience as

real as possible while teaching you valu-

able skills."

The radio

station also

had

a

practicum

class that allowed students coming in to get studio time and host their own radio

shows.

The students were paired with a staff member in order to teach them about the technical aspects such as running the radio board.

Daley said students to

allowed those younger

it

make mistakes without huge

punishment. "Most people

who

students

casting

join

X106 are broad-

interested

radio,"

in

said. "It's a great place to learn

Daley

be able

make mistakes without

to

consequences." Writer

|

Designer

and

serious

B

Kelsey Garrison |

Lindsay Steinkamp XII

'.

Front Row: Robbie Hawes,

On

What we do

Kirsten Capps, Micaela Daley,

Becky Blount, Ashley Hartford and Steve Serrano Row Two: Matt Harpold, Pat Fleming, Ashlee Mejia, Wesley Miller,

Ashley Heisterl<amp and Leslie Hubner

Back Row:

David Bales, Julie Bunge, Micheal Russell, Scott Harvey, Dericl<

Cunigan, Jessica Peak and David Hardin

er,nRii^

Psych/Soc Society

I

Learned more about Psychol-

ogy and Sociology Talked to guest speakers

1

about internships -

Lainey Martelle

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K

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know about SAACS

ni

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^

-

Kari Kern,

Rodeo Club

You didn't have to be a chemist

major

to

be

in the group, just

interested in the area

^ Speakers came

to

inform stude

about possible career options -

t76lTR0UPS

should

Meredith

Man

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PwrHOiocA Sorioior.vSnrinv Front Row: Dru-Anne Hovis and Lainey Martelle Back

You Need

Row: Christopher McAdam

Hussey, Jeremy Schmidt and Kevin

SIFE

. Worked with high school and elementary school students to learn

about the organization

RnnroQiip, Did fund raising and

Front Row; Jessica Bush, Kari Kern, Nick Allen, Kyanne Henl<le and Kendra Hansen Row Two: Chelsea Dubberke, Mary Rockwell, Heather Hublou, Heather Steinman, Julia Church, Nichole Duncan and Stefanie Thill Row Three: Kiley Stanislaus, Chelsea Bouchard, Sarah Meissen, Shayla Smock, Kayla Wentz and Charissa Halford Back Row: Samantha Dalton, John Lee, Chance Nolte, Skyeler Sayre, Nathan Friedman, Justin Smith, Samantha Dingfelder and Logan Daniels

involve themselves in

economic development

§< Participated in competitions throughout the

school year -

Clifton

Wilson

^AACS Front Row;

Nancy Boerma and Juliann Ellis Manring and Sheri Jones Back Row: Matt Umstead and Josh Welch Kelli

Martin,

Row Two: Rachel Jordan, Meredith

Facts about

Sigma Alpha Brought in speakers talk about topics like

)..

VIA

ating disorders and posi-

AlPHA

ive self-images

Front Row: Elizabeth Clark, Elizabeth Harashe and Kristin Almond Row Two: Callie Gardner, Jana

Got involved withfrom Horace tudents Laboratory School Aann

JoAnna Newcomb and

Schreckhise, Arlina Klusman, Stephanie James,

!•

Black, Mallory Brunkhorst, Claire

quelyn Schworer Tubbs, Monica

J • Came

1995 and continues

o call

it

il

self a profession-

sorority 1

u*

Taught elementary

how

students

to

make

jutter

L,

Focused on profes-

sional

side of organiza-

ion -

Carrie Litteken

Row Three:

Back Row: Sarah

Kelly,

Fries,

^

Michele

Knigge and JacHobbie, Krystel

Rachael Keathley, Petrea Nelson,

Amanda Wehmeyer, Shannon Smith and

to the Univer-

ity in

Carrie LiHeken

Chelsey Lowrey, Kendra Hansen, Kelbie

Julia

Church


Asian Student As December—

August-

Welcomed

new

the

students

September— - Weekly Japanese Lesson -

You Need

Tutoring

New officer election

-

End

-

ASA Dinner Preparation - Participated in MOSAIC

of the semester activity

-

November—

-

-

Week

but

Animal

we had non-Asian

students as well

\

ASA members were

Shelter— interacting with the

friendly, active

animals

Participated in Dr.Olson's

Music Con-

Program Highway clean-up

motivated

-

-

Highway clean-up End of the semester

'

activity

ASA

\

Row

Two.

Back Row: Dixie

Irina

was our big-

fun

and had lots of

oriental dishes

ASSOQATION OF NnNTRAnmONAI Stupfnts Front Row: Tanja Shimak

dinner

gest annual event, and it

-Shuhei Sana

was

Michael Warren

and

April—

cert -

started again

Various fundraising

March— - Highway clean-up

Participated in International Educa-

was called Asian

Student Association,

Weekly Japanese Lesson

October— - Annual ASA Dinner

tional

It

)

February—

-

-

ASA

January—

started

elementary school

at

-

-Shuhei Sanoi

Younger and

McGrary, Anita Coleman

and Jacque Loghry

'J" Ml I *

Things

^

in

BSU

"I STunpr^T A^soriATiON

Front Row: Huoy Chee Lau, Tze-Liang Tan, Shuhei

Sano and Erika Saito Row Two: Ayako Fujiyoshi, Lijing Deng, Saki Ikiyama, Seoh Khim Tan, Yumiko Kinoshita, Ryan Arief and Haruna Nakamura Row Three: Aya Asai, Bei-Kai Hsu, Yi-Ke Zhang, Marsha Jennings, James Gunawan and Yumi Tanaka Back Row: Jeremy Carter Takeshl-lshlzuka, Tomoyoshi Toshimura,

love

about being

^

AsiArj

I

Wonsun

Lim,

Youngwook

Lee, Ke

J

to

improve

4.

Constantly sought

Great friendships

Want

and Chris King

\D

Opportunities

for

serving on campus

Baptist St' ipfnt Uniofj Front Row: Kelcey McCloud, Katherine Meyers, Drew Engle, Travis Hamm, Jason Yarnell, Chris Ganger, nie

R.

Amy Brown and

Keen,

Shawn

Brown,

Amanda

^

Spiritual

growth

Row 2: Stepha-

Shelby Armstrong

Jamie King,

Dawn Weese,

Davison and Holly Fisher

Carter, Elizabeth Kurrelmeyer,

Lindsay Jordan,

Abbott,

Klein, Tricia

Jones, Bethany Flenniken, Marsha Jen-

nings, Emilea Davis, Chris Lake, cia

Lisa

Ali-

Row 3; Jeremy

±,

Being challenged

Dru-Anne Hovis, Sarah Hobble,

Andrew Yocum,

Kristi

Beydler, Holly Eschen-

bach, Michelle Lauderback, Pamela Harmon, Kaylee Shonk, Ja-

cob Moore and Andrew Hunsucker Ben McKim, Lance Scott

E.

Hicks,

Dane

Back Row: Josh

Smith,

Hurt, Elisa Orr, Josh Motsinger,

Thomas, Austin Johnson, Louis Hardy, Brady Graham,

Jeremiah Davis and Brent Rice

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-

Travis

Hamm


Black History events expand students' minds and Malcolm War and Hurricane Katrina, the crowd listened to what they thought. The organization Alliance of Black Collegians taught others about the history and A.s

Martin Luther King

X debated on

Jr.

issues like the Iraq

culture of black people in the United States,

Vice-President Sauda

Holman

Holman

said.

him

said the organization gave

a

sense of community. "It's

like

Homan who

home away from home,"

a

said. "It lets

are like you.

It

you be around people

allows you to have that

bond with people who you might have things in

common

with."

The debate with two men who played Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. was part of Black History

man

Month

activities,

Hol-

said.

President Raquel Gant said the event ed-

ucated people on issues that faced society in the perspective of notable leaders.

"We

figured

would be

it

interesting to

have this conversation with present sues and not so that

and we have

f

student

panel, Tosin Oni sp

TT!^

Students

son^e time to speak about

v

differ

'

people throughout history

man and

still

play in our

to figure out

like Harriet Ti

Sojourner Truth, photo by Chris Lee

Writer

1

is-

issues said.

community

what's a solu-

them and pretty much complacent and come up with a them and make a change." tion to

ahp'it Black History Month.

^^1^mM' T >,

civil rights

were going on back then," Gant

"Those things

Dunng a

much

stop being solution to

Kelsey Garrison

Designer

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AlllANCF OF RiACK COIIFGIANS

K

Facts

Front Row; Jamesha Wesley, Javano Duley, Raquel Gant, Ben Fuentes and Stefano Duley Row 2: Courtney Jones, Alise Banks, Rachel Fuentes, Juantiesha Christian,

Janae

Harvey and Christina Ewing Bock Row; Joseph Saffold, Richard Talley, Sauda Holman, Marcus Williams and Mal-

Went to a black leader-

lory

Webster

ship conference to learn

about black culture. Don't have to be a certain color to be in

ABC. -Raquel Gant

My Turn a plan to itatt with a faundatian ami expand to qet mate ii' nonttadiawatanen thtouqhout the campus to build awateness tional students'

need^,^

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of

-Tanja Shimak, A.N.T.S.

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Rendez-vous Latina unites two cultures Some

said "Fete," others said "Fiesta."

marked the

Feb. 10

first

year the His-

panic American Leadership Organization

and other organizations brought a night of French, Spanish and Latino cultureâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; "Rendez-vous Latina."

With mixed cultural decor and performances by a live Mariachi band and a French student singer, H.A.L.O. President Jessica Alvarez said the evening gave a true taste of Hispanic and French cultures. "The food was amazing and I think everyone that showed up had a really good time," Alvarez said.

"It

was

definitely a

success."

With only

five full-time

members

partic-

ipating throughout the year, Alvarez said it

was hard

plan events. Despite hard-

to

proved successful with events Rendez-vous Latina and Hispanic

ship, they like

Achievement Month and H.A.L.O. Week. Sponsor Francisco "Paco" Martinez agreed H.A.L.O. was limited by the declined student involvement.

"A lot of times, especially with Hispanic Americans on campus, they think: 'Why join?

I

already

Martinez

know about my

culture,'"

said. "This club is a great

oppor-

to

American students share with those that aren't Hispanicâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;

to

show

tunity for our Hispanic

Writer

off our culture."

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Huskey

Lindsay Steinkamp

Hispanic American iFADFRSHIPORCANIZA^OrJ Front Row: Cara Hood, Benjamin

Fuentes, Jessica Alvarez


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-Joe Lohman,

CCH

rAMPUSmRISTIANHOIISF

iStTiI

Front Row: loe Lohman, Jen

Backer, Erin Yates, Stephanie

York, Brittney Richards, Liana Twente, Rachel

Row 2:

Pamela Robison

Things about being

Abby Stephens,

Wickey and

Bethany Thornton, Shanen

Hill,

Jessica Leber, Vic Coston, Angelita Escher,

Christopher Koger, Lyndsey Stewart, Anna Clark and Mark

Delta Sigma Theta

Yates

Back Row:

Daniel Yates, John Luke Poison, Cory

Bryan Clark, Joshua Middendorf, Brian Eagan, DanAyers, Jesse Stark, Josh Bunse and Brett Richey

Collins, iel

X*

Sisterhood

Jm • Public Service

nFlTA SIGMA THFTA

J,

History Front Row: Raquel Gant and Charron Whitener

Back Row:

rr« You build leader-

Tiesha Christian, Mallory Webster and Sade

Jordan

ship skills that will last a lifetime

5.

I

loved the "perks"

as well, such as step-

ping, strolling

and

just

being a Delta

!r

-Charron WJiitener

fit*-

a

».j:»«

ITIRNATIONAl stjdent CiANIZATION

front Row; Sarah Peters, Sarah Martinek,Tasnim Fatima, Elizabeth Nunn, Yosua Gunawan, Hana You, Lisa Abbott, Affiong Eyo, Bhusani Shashiikanth, Ryan Arief and Heather Marsh Sahil Singh,

Kana Nishihara,Guido

nie Desouza,

Kessels,

Row 2:

YumiTanaka, Stepha-

Marsha Jennings, Roshni Sen, Avinash

Kaur, Saki

Uemura Row 3: Agensa Stoyanova, Holly Fisher, Eric Hsu, Shawn Jones, Isioma Nwadozi, Youngwook Lee, Patrick Menner, Bhargava Kondapalli, Soomin Lee, Dawn Weese Ikiyama and Miki

K

Things

MMO

and Dimitar Krastev Back Row: Jules Dijustra, Takeshi Ishizuka, Jeremy Carter, Mashfique Anwar, Lance Ogborn, Wesley Hardee, Sukhbir Singh Sidhu, Chintan Desai, Arun Rati, Rudy Rigot, Kristi Beydler and Jeffery Foot

Strived for higher leafning

and the retention of our

members

We were an all

male

minority organization

-Derick Cunigan i:-..j.ff-,^irF:


Family focus brings students together A

group of nearly

together one day a other's

thirty students got

week

to

enjoy each

company with one common

inter-

estâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;God.

The Navigators, or Navs, as some rewere a worship group founded by John and Jessica Payton in ferred to them,

2003.

"When John and

Jessica

came

here,

they were looking for 'key students'," Brian Hopp said. "Students that were after

God's heart." The Paytons said they came to Maryville with one main goal in mind- to start a ministry at the University. "It

was something we had never done

before and were looking forward to learn-

an ideal training you different today then you were when you first stepped on this campus?" On Thursday nights they met to sing ing," John said. "College is

How

center.

are

and worship and hear the motivating words of a guest speaker. Another goal John said they wanted to make sure they were pointing their lives in the right direction.

make life changes," John said. "We point them in the right direction and we let them know what He "We're looking to

wants from them. It's a real privilege watch God change people's lives."

to

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Lindsay Steinkamp

[Navigators Front Row:

Taylor Cantrell, Alison Nickolaus, Jenni-

^H


Newman Center Why should students join

the

To become part of an active

You Need Rhythm

of Diversity

started as a home-

l/l/e

ยง

Why do most They

felt

tive faith

Newman

faith

Center?

community

students join the organization?

welcomed and wished community

to

become

a part of an ac-

-

Bridget

Brown

coming committee in AlliI

ance of Black Collegians, The Costume Clowns

We

are solely

composed

Newman

Cent

of students

We had been

on campus

Habitat Spring Break Trip

one year

for

Hangar Movie Nights Halloween Canned Food Drive Winter "Camp-In" Open Fall

We

catered to the needs

of all dancing levels

-Mildred Pope

Reason why

I

loved being a part of

Rhythm

of

Diversity

"We

are a

network of

students that everyone

can benefit from.

Yes

we dance but if you need help on homework or in any aspect of life

we

are

We are

here

for

you.

dedicated to the

members on

all levels."

-Mildred Pope

Camping Trip

Gym Night

Game and Movie Catholic

Night

Q&A Nights

Pancake Breakfasts

at local

Ash Wednesday Mass

in

Church

Ballroom

Prayers for Peace/Adoration -Bridget

Brown


Show prepares

Bridal

White gowns flowed

and

to

brides for their wedding

the ground

trains glided across the floor as they

walked. The crowd gasped and sighed as

each dress was modeled. The audience watched as more than 30 wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses

were modeled at Sigma Society's Bridal Show. The show filled J.W. Jones Student Union Ballroom with people from the community and surrounding areas.

was the theme for the walked around to look at their options in jewelry, wedding cakes, disc jockey's and photographers. "It's [the Bridal show] aimed towards those people who are getting married or "Love

show

in the air"

is

as people

are thinking about getting married," Trea-

surer ally

Megan Sheeley

does

it

so

it's

Sigma Society

a

said.

good

"No one

else re-

activity to have."

also did

community

ser-

vice projects throughout the year.

The organization's 50 members

partici-

pated in Relay for Life and in the Diabetes

Olympics

to raise

money

for the disease.

Sheeley said Sigma Society helped her meet new people and make friends through its activities.

good way

a

"It is

to get

more involved

with the community and helping people," Sheeley said. "At the same time, I'm involved on

coming."

H

Writer

Kelsey Garrison

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Designer

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still

campus because we do Home-

Lindsay Steinkamp '^ir.KAA

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i

What we do

Front Row: Chelsea Sogard, Jennifer Schultes, Michelle Zey, Jana Wessler, Rachel Houdek and Lindsay Jordan

Row 2: Cara

Megan

Smith,

Switzer, Melissa Ewing, Ra-

chel Ludwig, Stephanie Malter, Emily Paulsen,

Megan

Lions Club

Sheeley, Meredith Manring, Jennifer Lee and Ashley Mullin

/?oiv5;Bryana Haugen, Angela

Megan

ert,

Talarico, Cynthia

Morrison, Jessica Hollenbeck,

nagle, Rachel Jordan, Stephanie

Amy

^ Serviced

Ob-

Wacker-

McGanan, Laura Raven

They tried

McCullough Bock Row; Jamie Deloske, Stacy Hayes, Allie Boehm, Kendra Sogard, Julia Hagemeier, Jill Hamilton, Whitney Keyes, Amber Miller, Bethany Henniken. Missy Kaplinger and Jaclyn Birchmeier

and

Erin

o

-Nancy Kaczins

^tlingsyou should

know about AAFCS

i^

a eammunicate nan-votbaii^.

Wa

much ai wa can fotm af cammunleatioi^

iiqn ianquaqe aJ

^ 84l'?R0ue>s

to help a variety

people

My Turn

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children by doing

free hearing tests

^ ^ -

fty ta uia

l/l/e

were

specifically for

majors

and minors in the FCS Departmet

aJ aut

main

% We attended in

the

WIM conferenc

Chicago with FCS students fro

other colleges and universities

Lauren Suarez, Sign Club

-Amy

Tuls


You Need Open

to all

minors

in

majors and

Family and

Consumer Sciences )

workshop the community came in and we taught them

First Semester: Children's

AAFCS \

Calendar of Even

Offered a place to

Children in

ferent signs such as colors,

numbers, animals, family

dif-

signs,

emotions, songs and the alphabet

make

friends while expanding

professional opportuni-

Where members

ties \

Offered Betty

Lamp

Award for members wfio

Second Semester: Sign Language showcase sign language nity

song using students and commu-

of the organization prepared a

and performed them

for

members

showed outstand-

ing Leadership

-Lauren Suarez

and

Achievement

-Amy Tullis

American Assoqation OF Famiiy ANn rnr^i impr Shpncf Front Row: Jenny

Lee,

Amy

Tullis

and

Dixie

McGrary

Row 2:

Donna Sharpe, Mariah Dunn and Mallory Kirkendall Back Row: Michelle Eivins, Abby Bohan and Lacy Moore

I

Things weTove

about being

in

Sign Language

Club

D

Learned

new

'nN^nwR skills

and perfected them

Front Row: Addie Bondurant, Abby Stephens, Stehly and Jen Backer

Gaines and

All

Elizabeth

2: Sara Yantis, Stephanie

Amber Smith Back Row: Leanne Thurman,

Kevin Carpenter,

r

Row

Kiel

Newman and

Fairann Campbell

members were

very close and respected

one another »J • Worked with the members of the deaf commvmity

NnRTHWFSTSir.NriHR Zi

Sharing a different

language with members of the

community

Front Row: Lauren Suarez and Jenny Harrison Meredith Currence, Rachel

Back Row: Abby Escher and

X

Loved

D.

Row 2:

Smith and Teela Langloss

Stephens, Brittany States, Angelita

Amy Wackernagle

their adviser

-Lauren Suarez

C0M\«uMiTY service/other 1(85


liiiu

Kappa Kappa Psi

Things -We were a national honorary fraternity -We had music and non-music majors

with big service projects such as revamping music equipment -Hannah Porter

-We

tried to get involved

Front Row: Shilpa Yemeni, Swetha Reddy Mahankali, Naveen Kodam, Ashley Redding,

Ahmed

Faiz

Shaik

,

Sudhamsh

Nalla,

The chance

Kevin Carpenter

Row Vepur,

IVlerry McDonald, Gary McDonald, Sandeep Kandekar, Praneeth Reddy

3:

Kallu, William Henry, Allen

Long,

Andy

Pryor,

Mohammed

Gunna, Vinay Murakonda, Ranjith Kumar Thallapeli, Bhargava Kondapalli, Rudy Rigot, Agnesa Sttoyanova and Amarendra Telia

CARniNAI KFY Christina Thatcher

be

ilar interests

The wide range

Tt.

and Sara Chamberlain

interesting

ken about

topics at oiu-

of

spo-

meet-

ings

Yaser,

Santosh Chakka, Carolyn Hardy and Jeremy Carter Back Row: Ernie Ferguson, Chintan Desai, Rohit Singh, Raghavendra Reddy Pakanati, Mujtaba Ahmed Syed, Gade Reddy, Mahesh Kumar

Front Row:

to

around people with sim-

Alyssa Crawford,

Abhijeeth Tulasi, Surender Ganji and Brian

Nadin Novoa, Kiran Sivannagari, Anupama Achuri, Brandon Rockhold, Vinay Kumar Kasarapu, Ananka, Naresh Kumar Mudemala, Shashikanth Bhusani, Analiesa Joyce and

Goutam Reddy

in

ACM

Row 2:

Eye

love

about being

v5.

A^^nr For CoMPUTiNn MArHiNFR\

I

Row 2:

All of the free food

kJ

^

The ability to carry on a conversation consisting entirely of ac-

ronyms and jargon

Andrea Garcia, Holly Logan, Emily Meggers, Jessica Peak, Straussy

Back Row:

Winters and Lindsay Rosonke Christiansen, Marsha Jennings,

Jess

Anthony

Kodi Moore, Jessica

Hile,

Matt Richardson,

Range and Megan McMurphy

X

The networking opportunities presented by •

oiu-

organization

-

IDfi

Front Row; Angelita 2: Ashley Fowler,

ta

Mi.

I

Dfi

Escher,Tara Sawyers and Stevie Anglin

Kristi

Beydler,

Rosonke Back Row: Dimitar Adcock

Twameeka Krastev,

D.

ta Row

Alyssa Crawford

My Turn

Graham and Lindsay

Ronald Lindsay and Jerin

Bcinq a membet af Detta Jau flipha tooki qteat on

tesume^ fat IDFITATaM AlPHA Front Row:

Caria Hines, Emily

Meggers and Stephanie

James Back Row: Trevor Martin, Kristin Payne, Christiansen and Valerie Edmondson

Jessica

Mudenti

Intet'

eited in aqtieuitute tetated cateets, -Emily

(86|troups

m^

Meggers


Music and friendship brings students together Dedicating their

music pro-

lives to the

grams. Kappa Kappa Psi national honorary

worked

fraternity

and

as a student service

leadership recognition society, recognition

Hannah

chair

Porter said.

Porter said the organization required

person

be in

to

musical ensemble

a

and spring trimesters

in

a

fiill

prior to joining.

Porter said the organization strove toward

providing a good experience.

"Our goals are

to

provide the band not

only with organized and concentrated service activities, but to give our

membership

valid and wholesome experiences in orga-

nization, leadership

and

social

contacts,"

Porter said.

Kappa Kappa

Psi helped set

down arrangements

for

the

up and

tear

University's

musical events, she said. Porter said they tried to sustain the qual-

the music department

ity of

Members

facilities.

Kappa Kappa Psi also did brotherhood events like game night and of

bowling she

said.

Porter said she liked the friendships as well as the music.

have become close to many of them day they have become some of

"I

and

my

to this

and even roommates," Porback to the great things it has done for

best friends

ter said.

also enjoy getting to give

"I

music

for all

me

my

in

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|

life."

Kelsey Garrison

Designer

|

Lindsay Steinkamp

Kappa Kappa

Psi

Front Row: Stephanie Moore, Samantha

Pulley,

Dale, Angela Herring, Burke Shouse, Laura Voss, Norris,

Amanda Adkins and

Chris Young,

Worked

Katie Jacobs,

to find activities

Baker,

to serve the

community

Samantha

Carrissa Phillippe

Baier,

Kylee Smith,

Amanda Lehman, Jamie

Row

Hannah

Sullivan,

Dru-Anne Hovis and Megan McMurphy

Amanda

Row

sha Campbell, Charlene McCause and Valerie Naas

leadership S.

Why It

Mu

Back

Sarah Chamberlain, Chris Oyler, Joe Sisco, Matthew

Willis,

Kyle Dreessen, Justin

Whitman, Caleb

Gilson, Matt

Chris Rinella

Delta

should students join your organization?

was an honor

Why

3:

Row:

McGrory and

Baker

Delta

2:

Porter,

Nancy Kaczinski, Sarah Grotelvschen, Tiffany Bradford, Megan Wilmes, Jessica Nance, Caitlin Mott, Katie Rogers, Tri-

Focus on service and

Aaron

Andy Annie

to be invited

do most people

and

join Delta

it

Mu

was

a great

resume

builder

Delta?

To be recognized as a business honor student -Tara

Sawyers

EDUC*T 0NAl./H0N0Rlt87 I


Parties allow children to do crafts and Laughing children gathered around as dents in green and blue T-shirts helped

games

stu-

make

It was time and games.

cookies and Mardi Gras masks.

monthly party

for the

of crafts

Kind Individuals Dedicated to Students was an organization that allowed University students got to work one-on-one with elementary-age children. The child's parents signed them up for the program. Krystle Roark was a new member in the fall of 2006 and said the atmosphere of the parties was upbeat and they did cool activities for

the children.

we do

"Things

include coloring, decorating

and red light-green

cookies, musical chairs

Roark

light,"

Day we

said. "For Valentine's

made Valentines and

for

Mardi Gras we made

masks."

meeting once a week to disEach child filled out an application with their interests and then K.I.D.S. held a

upcoming

cuss

a

parties.

member was assigned a child. The applicamembers get to know their child,

tion helped

according to Roark.

new member and

Kellie Albers, also a

said

she decided to join because her friends were involved with the organization. She liked that

they always did a craft and an active game. a really fun organization to be a part

"It is

of,"

member

Albers said. "Each kid gets a

take

them around

the party

lasts

about an hour.

It's

come and have Writer

|

to

and the party

just a time for kids to

fun."

Kylie Guier

Designer

|

Lindsay Steinkamp

Kins Front Row: Adrianne Wolfe, Heather Winters,

Megan Hayes and

ings you should

Fleener, Straussy

Christy Prater

Row 2:

know about KONu

Nicole

Anderson, Stephanie Jahnssen, Jenny Wells, Aimee Jones,

Tenique Lewis, Deanna Catalano and Katie Kozol

Amy

Row 3:

ciovecchio, Krystle Roarl<, Alicia Bergstrom, Lauren

IVlerle,

Hollie

Ryan

Adam

Glidewell, Jordan

Lenger,

Cam

It

It Hill,

April Biggerstaff,

was founded

at the Univer-

sity in 1922

Back Row:

and

Patterson, Shelby Godwin,

Kiley Stanislaus, Kayla Littrell

Abby

^

Fanning, Emily Custer, Angela Middaugh, Joe Mas-

was

a national honor soci-

Jess Gamerl, Casey Kusl<a, Daniel Venditti,

Dan Barnett and Audrey

ety for family and

Faltin

consumer

sciences students. -

Dixie

McGar)

Sigma PlSi i^llfllfl'Cl';

-People joined the organization because they loved literature

and writing

88|'1R0U38

you were

bers

a

member, the University gave mem-

money

to help

fund school costs Autism

-Held an English Faculty Appreciation Dinner every

-Participated in fundraisers to help with

spring

research

-Amanda Meyer

(

-If

-Bn/ana Redding


Kappa OviirRnrj

My Turn

Front Row:

TJi

McGary and Meredith Forck

Dixie

Megan Gehrke, Irina Younger and Mallory Back Row. Lacy Moore, Anita Coleman, Amy Matiiih Dunn

2:

Row

KIrkendall Tullis

and

f^t^Tan otqanija-

doam 't

tion that tct^uitc

a

lat of

and

time

tha time

doas ttt^uitc qoay to qood put-

it

National Soqety rOIIFnATFSrHOIAR^ '

poioi.

yy

Front Row: Evan

Amanda

-Bryana Redding,

Sigma

Pi

Laber, Allison Yarnell,

thony Stiens and Seremy Schmitz

Sigma

Preston,

Carissa

Castro,

Teneyck and Cassandra Bruington

Amy Wackernagle,

Annie

Cafer,

Rebecca

Seitz,

Row 2: Fallon

An-

Cordell,

Karen Stuart, Hayley

Row

Jenna

3: Emily

Lipira,

Hanna

Porter,

Karel,

Emily Meggers, Jason Johnson and Katie Starr

Back Row:

Thudium, Chris Rinella, Erik Schrader, Nathan Brown, Jamie Estes, Rachel Wickey and Micaela

Crystal Russell, Katie

Uriell

Things about being

X•

in

NSCS

The people

Student Missouri Front Row: Donna Sharpe, Straussy Cullough and Heidi Ridnour

Jm •

The

social gather-

I

(3

Winters, Erin McVirgil

Freeman,

Ai-

mee Jones, Nicole Anderson, Jennifer Crady, Rachel Premoe and Amanda Rice Back Row: Amy Fanning, Ryan Johnson,

ings

Row 2:

Elisa Orr,

Kayla

Littrell

and

Kiley Stanislaus

The volunteer

projects

I

rr

Our awesome

T-

SinviA

Pi

Sin.viA

shirts Front Row: Kara

Cott, Emily

D to

The possibility sign up for so many •

lea

Meggers and Bryana Red-

Back Row: Kim VanNordstrand, Young and Tom Spencer

ding

Cleve Wilcher, Ma-

neat rewards

-Becca Seitz

^ir.MA Taii npi

K

Facts

FrontRow; Erin McCullough,TinaKimbrell and Emily Lipira Back Row: Amanda Meyer, Josh Thompson, Karissa Schroder and Jaclyn Steele

SMSTA

1^ We have been around for over 150 years

#

We

offered conferences and

conventions -Heidi Ridnour

EDUCtTI JN*L/H0H0rIi89


Club Green

What

is

the purpose of Club Green?

To develop a means of interaction between students, alumni,

the University family and

What

is

You Need

community

Dance Company

the goal of Club Green?

To establish a viable organization through events, nity service projects

and

We had tryouts and

commu-

welcomed all ranges of

social activities

skills

-Steve Sutton

and ability

A bonus to being part

My Turn

of Dance all

mWc

iove

i^aru

what we da, €ven whan

wiii Jaa

We fuit

ctawd.

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of the memories that

you had

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ciJ

Company was

It'i

A

I

We were here

Felisha

Kluhsm and Kyisha

Pritchett

and

had fun while doing so

^'''R^RFFN :

show

off our hard work,

-Jenna Simpson, Steppers

Front Row:

to

-Ronnie Auxier

Row

Two: Megan Shisler, Karri Luke and Mary Winkle Back Row: Abby Shisler, Cassie Redig, Jessica Chappell and Ashli

Pugh

Things

I

loved

about being a Stepper ^TFPPFR\ Front Row: Lindsey Ferguson,

Row Two:

son and Lindsey Stine Caligiuri,

D.I loved to perform

Holmes, Jenna SimpFallon Gardner, Toni

Mila O'Mourke, Lyndsie Wheeler

Cherne Back Row:

and

Liz

Kristy Koll, Leslie Davis,

and Lindsey

TC#

Ann Cherne

danced with, they were amazing dancers and peo-

Natalie Watkins

I

loved the

girls I

ple

^

loved working hard

I

to constantly

ings you should

2

)

know about

being part of the Dance

Every year we had both a fall show and a spring show in which students were invited to come

)

One

)

You made friends who had the same passion you did

go I'^Rouos

^

go

to all of the athletic

loved having to

I

events

all

thing that set our group apart from other groups was that our students were very passionate about what we did

J.

I

loved different

types of dance

-Jenna Simpson -

\

Company

improved

Ronnie Auxier

i.


Reel Movies inspire dance

show moves Colorful lights shone on the stage as the

dancers posed to begin their performance. The Northwest Dance Company prepared for a themed show each semester. The students in the Company practiced their dances one and a half hours once a week and then several hours each day the week of the performances. Co-President Jennifer McFadden said people must try out for each performance in the show every semester. She said the students choreographed each dance within the show. McFadden said the company decided not to hire professionals because of the student's enthusiasm. She said she had choreographed dances since her sophomore year. "We could hire people, but students have choreographed for so long that we always have people who want to choreograph," Mc Fadden said. "It's more fun because choreographers work on it all semester before tryouts and everything and work on teaching them all semester. I guess it's more personal that way." McFadden said they hired someone to light the stage for each performance. For the March show they hired a person from Mis souri Western and sent the person videotapes of the rehearsals to match the lighting to the performances. Jazz, tap, clogging, lyrical and hip-hop dancing were featured in each show. Reel Dance was their theme for the March performances. It drew in different movies and the students danced to music from "Moulin Rouge," "Grease," "Step-Up" and "A Goofy Movie." McFadden said they really tried to bring the dances more together in the March show. "In the past we have just use one word for our titles and everybody picked their dances and what they were choreographing and we say 'hmmm, what do all these have in com mon' and we would pick something," McFad den said. "This semester before anybody de cided what they were doing we were trying to tie in everything more than from the past few semester, so

it

was

less

random."

Kelsey Garrison Designer Lindsay Steinkamp Writer

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costmes and planned the lighting move-

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kills,

kill

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wore to

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li'st,

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11, ill

year.

President Kara

Montgomery

said

the

student-run organization tried to incorpo-

programs the residents wanted. Mike Miller said joining RHA would be a good resume booster and gave students good experirate

Dieterich Hall Director

ence.

"Students should join to

make

their

a difference,

RHA if they want

have fun, improve

resume, help make the University

better place

and speak

a

their mind," Miller

said.

Safety and Environmental

Chair Annie Cafer said she

was

a

good way

Committee

felt

that

RHA

for students to get their

opinions heard.

"RHA

is

campus

urrounded by friends anJ

fe

low students, Stephanie Bluth take a

moment to

catch her breath during

The event brought students together for games, food and prizes. Fall Fest.

photo by Marsha Jennings

a

is

about '

abilitx;

RHA

to

change

Residence Hall policies )

Reached more

stu-

dents than any club

\Made a difference - Mike Miller

member of RHA. We get

input

from people on campus about different issues on campus. We have a section of our meeting that is called happies and crappies and that's a place for anyone to voice concerns about things on campus or to tell things they really like about campus. " Writer Kelsey Garrison Designer Lindsay Steinkamp |

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on-campus pop"Anyone who lives on

a voice for the

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Members train as Waking up

for physical training at 6

a.m., three days a

routine for

leaders for military future

week,

members

all

year was the

ROTC.

of

Maj. Brian Stackhouse led and trained the Cadets to become soldiers in the U.S. Military.

Stackhouse said

ROTC

gave the

mem-

bers leadership experience not found anywhere else by applying those skills to be in

leadership positions.

Dave Tiehen served as the operations officer for ROTC, planned operations and gave orders to younger cadets each week. Tiehen said he learned a lot while being in

ROTC. "It

has instilled a tremendous amount and character, Tiehen said. "I

of discipline

really feel that this

my

personal

life

my

ductive in

has carried over into

because

classes

I

and

am more

pro-

in life in gen-

eral."

Along with Tiehen, Cadet Battalion

Commander Andrew Arbogast helped with the authoritative duties as well. Arbogast said he learned a lot throughout his time in

ROTC.

"The guys vou go through this with will do anything for you and you will do anything for them," Arbogast said. "It's an

Center, participants In for

ROTC gathe

an early nnorning workout.

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group met at 6 a.m. three days a weel during the school year to work out as

honor to be in the military. You stand up for what you believe in and it's not just a

partof physical training requirements.

job to us."

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Writer

Kelsey Garrison

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Designer

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and united you

with fellow classmates. A long and stressful week of recruitment built friendships and created bonding opportunities for

potential

Greek

Life

members.

\

attended parties, dealt with rules and played games before finally

You

getting a bid.

Homecoming

were perfectly pomped, but not without countless hours of work

floats late

into

the

night

and early into the morning. Then, you watched as the rain soaked your creations. You performed in the Variety Show and danced around in clown suits to win supremacy points.

Greek

Week

provided"-'

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the

opportunity to celebrate the bonds of friendship through food and fun. You sang, played tug-o-war and rolled around in ketchup to celebrate Greek unity.

Taking pride in your organization, you fought to keep up your good reputation against stereotypes. You maintained grades, put on fundraisers and cleaned highways to prove others I-

wrong. Pushing for a cause and volunteering helped you further yourself. You put together the Special Olympics and donated money to Alzheimer's disease research to lend a helping hand. The brothers and sisters of your college family helped you create your home away from home.

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new members

week

after

Rushees also had

of activities many

follow

They stood outside the J.W. Jones Student Union holding up welcoming signs and balloons. Screaming and chanting loudly, they waited anxiously to meet the newest

during rush week, including how to dress, who they could and could not talk to, and

sisters of their chapter.

bars

Bid

Sorority parties served as a chance for

developing sisterhood through games and information sessions, but no information the party rooms. Black curtains covered

left

windows and blocked off outsiders. "It's not meant to be secretive," Chase said. "But it keeps a lot of order and keeps things fair."

An estimated 200 women rushed, but not all were guaranteed a bid. Chase said members were chosen through "mutual selection," where potential members got the chance to choose their organization. "Rush week was stressful because we had to decide where we belong," Krystle Roark

rules

they were not allowed to go out to parties or

Day for sorority recruitment marked the

end of a week-long rush period for potential members. During rush, which was a period where students can get to know the Greek Life system, active members got to know and establish bonds with the potential members during barbecues, open houses and parties. "The biggest thing is having sisterhood and a good bond," Rachael Chase, Pan Hellenic vice president of scholarship and judicial procedures, said. "The group of women that you're with is your home away from home."

to

due

to a

dry recruitment policy.

Fraternity recruitment

than

sororities.

down

drastically

fraternities

was

a little different

Recruitment numbers went recent

in

years

on campus because

for

of

all

rumors

and misconceptions about fraternities. Derek Feilner planned on joininga fraternitv be part of a legitimate organization, not

to

just

because of the social aspects.

"My

cousin was an

AKL

here,

a great experience," Feilner said.

and he had "He told me

about all the work they did, but that it pays off with the satisfaction you get from giving

back

to the

community.

Regardless of the skepticism. Chase said

being involved in Greek Life

was

at the University

a great opportunity to get involved in

other organizations and meet

more people

She said she understood misconceptions because of the unknown, but encouraged to keep open minds. "Don't judge a book BEARCAT by its cover," Chase said. SCRATCH involved

"We're

on

in

a

lot

campus and our

this

grades have always been

on

point."

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Writer Angela Smith

Designer Ashlee Mejia

said.

FURTHER

|

COVERAf^E

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RushRecap 200

Women

participated

in

recruitment.

Each sorority received 25 to 35

members. Parties

were

held for six days.

Gamma Chi's were 48

The Delta Zeta's cheer disaffiliated for

for their

new

members. The

women

asking for their

members back and made

days.

displayed signs,

fun of Super 8 Motel where the

Gamma

Chi's stayed during recruitment, photo by Chris Lee

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Sisters

embrace as they find one anothcrowd. The women of Phi Mu Al-

er in the

pha passed out carnations, flower, to their

of their

their sorority's

new members

as a

symbol

new sisterhood, photo by Chris Lee


Stephanie Cline holds

a sign in

of her missing roommates. Several disaffilated off

campus

from at

their sororities

Motel 6

for the

honor

women

and

week

lived

to par-

ticipate as

Gamma Chi's or as rush council-

ersforthe

new members, photo by Chris Lee

New recruit Meghan Murphy and

Sarah

Simmelink hug as they find out they are

now

sisters.

she

opened

down

the

Murphy

clutches the bid card

moments

stairs of

before

rushing

the J.W. Jones Student

U n o n photo by Chris Lee i

The Sigma Sigma Sigma s pose for a just moments before meet-

The Alpha Delta

group shot

high as they sing their Greek song. Chants

new members. The girls snapped many photos on Bid Day to celebrate their

and cheers could be heard

recruitment successes, photo by Chris Lee

Chris Lee

ing their

Pi's

hold their letters

all

over campus

celebrating the end of recruitment, photo by

.

Alpha Sigma Alpha members anticipate their new members rushing down the J.W. Jones Student Union stairs. Each new Alpha member was presented a sign with her name, a balloon and a red or white flower, phofo by Chris Lee

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The

women

of Alpha Sigma Alpha cheer

Overall Supremacy.

Sigma Kappa, won the award in float, skit,

A plane and helicopter as the Alpha travels

down

fly

around "Bobby Kong's" head

Sigma Alpha and Delta Chi constructed Fourth Street. The float took

first

place

float

in

the

competition. The Alpha and D-Chi float included multiple

Broadway

details like

Rockettes.

The

the parade,

pate Phi

in

all shapes

the annual

and

Sigma Kappa took first

clown

trio

sizes partici-

Homecoming in

parade.

paper mache

of the Ninja Turtles, photo by

Trevor Hayes

The men ofTau Kappa Epsilon

took

pomped clowns

first in

way shows theme, photo

men in

in their

Broad-

by Chris Lee

The

of Phi Delta Theta took second place

dancing clowns

by Chris Lee

SI

signs, a Tiffany's

was

for the fraternities, photo

box and kicking

finished just before check in for

p/ioto by Chris tee

clowns Clowns of

float

winning

for

of Phi

having the most points

clowns, banner and committee participation

photo by Meredith Currence

fbat

after

The Alphas, along with the men


competitive Greeks put

The annual Homecoming Variety Show winners, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and their

new

partners, Phi

competition. Their

Mu, took the

skit

theme parodied

Ghostbusters. Pictured above of Roberta a staring

bers with

who haunted

contest.

The

skit

is

the ghost

Robert Goulet

act included

choreography and musical

in

numsolos.

musical solos.

One

forth effort to

feature of the perfor-

mance was the band.

members

eight

add

and

Mu

Alpha had

Phi

BEARCÂŤT SCRATCH

The Peo-

Choice Awards also went to their

Mu

Homecoming

playing instruments to

to their musical production.

ple's

Phi

Phi

win overall

skit.

won best actor Mu's Whitney Turner won best ac-

Alpha's Chris

Little

tress, photo by Meredith Currence

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'C^'ticSpn^ Sororites

and

fraternities ioin to

Warm, windy weather kicked off the Greek Week activities April 9. Students took time out from pre-finals stress to participate in "Ain't Nothin' But A Greek Thang." The week started with Greek Olympiad when fraternities and sororities participated in events such as tug-of-war and water balloon slingshots. The events ended with a Double Dare obstacle course that included a route soaked in mustard, ketchup and vegetable

oil.

who

"Even the people

obstacle course got stuff

weren't in the all

over them,"

Alpha Sigma Alpha Amanda Davis said. "Someone hugged me just to get me dirty." The Zeus and Hera talent show gave students another event to attend during

Greek Week. Kappa's

The winners.

Phi

Sigma

Mac Mohi and Alpha Sigma

Alpha's Stephanie Trester, were expected to reign

over as

many

events as possible for

the remainder of the week.

On

uni ty

stage, 14 toga-clad contestants took

their turns at talents in the

Performing Arts

Center, including ribbon dancing, singing

celebrate Greek "Obviously 1 would take Trester said.

though, said,

I'd

"If

1

Week my fiance Doug,"

couldn't take a person

probably take

holding up her

left

my

hand

engagement ring. Greek Week included

a

rock," Trester to display

number

her

of other

King night, an evening devoted to donating all food sales to Greek life and Rec Night. Greek Week concluded with Greek Sing. Greeks gathered in Bearcat Arena to hear each organization's music. Some fraternities and sororities complimented other Greek organizations throughout their songs. Others poked fun at different organizations, trading jokes about mascots and stereotyping each other. Songs were both composed and choreographed. After Greek Sing ended, the organizations came together for free pancakes at the Bell Tower the following day. "Greek Week brings fraternities and sororities together," Alpha Sigma Alpha Sauphia Vorgnsam said. "During the week, I think we remember that even though such as

events,

Burger

and song-playing with water-filled glasses. The talent show also featured a question and answer portion. Trester picked one item when judges asked what she would

we're not in the same organizations,

take with her to a deserted island.

Designer Jessica Hartley

we

understand each other and have that same

Greek

pride."

Writer Jenny Francka |

|

Members of Delta ing touches

on

Zeta put the finish-

their section of concrete.

Various Greek organizations participated in

2031'^REEKS

the chall< drawing competition outside

Sigma Phi Epsilon member IVlauzey rips the flag

Travis

from Brooke Greves

before she can score a touchdown. Eight sororities

and

fraternizes participated in

of the J.W. Jones Student Union, photo by

co-ed football held for Greek Week, photo

Sarah Bauer

by Maggie Zaboknsky

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''

Delta Chi's Jason Lacy smells the grass after

reaching for an

overthrown pass

while Sig Ep Travis Mauzey

rips

the flag

from Lacy. Greek co-ed football paired a sorority

and

fraternity to mal<e a team.

teams played to

for a total of

The

30 minutes, pho-

by Maggie Zabokrtsky

Alpha Delta to

Pi's,

Emily Petersen,

tries

outmaneuver the opposing team dur-

ing Greel< co-ed football. Petersen's sorority

teamed with Alpha Delta

Phi to

win

against Sigma Kappa and Delta Chi during first-round play, photo by Maggie Zabokrtsky

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Leadership groups achieve goals Encouraging members

excel

to

to

their

Greeks

for

organization.

mental health issues.

out,"

Burkemper

first.

It's

Many

taught the to

speakers

the events with the

of

members

of

Greek

Life

about

how

be safe while going out with friends and

the rules

and regulations

Rachael

former

Chase,

of Scholarship

for recruitment.

and

vice

president

Judicial Procedures for

Panhellenic Council,

said

one thing they

focused on in 2005-2006 was bringing up the

Greek women's GPA. Chase said one way she did this was by taking names submitted by each sorority for the "Sorority Smarty Pants" award. The award was given to women who either had a good GPA or ones who were improving on overall

their grades.

"I'm big on acknowledging your efforts

doing well," Chase stirred

up

said.

"But also

it

and

definitely,

a healthy competition cause

if

you're in organization 'A' and you have onlv five

names read

off

and organization

'B'

has

100 names, you are gonna be encouraging

your

As

sisters to

do

better."

a result of their

said the sorority

Manv

encouragements. Chase

GPA rose

significantly.

women's organizations had certain requirements for GPA. They included study hours and supplemental instruction of the

said

in

For example. Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority to fulfill

Scholarship

of

for

Mindy Burkemper, she balanced her homework and social

activities in "1

in their

Council,

Panhellenic

order to maintain her grades.

prioritize

if

I

have a

lot of

homework

terms of organizational stuff and going the

said.

first

"My homework comes

thing

I

take care of each

evening."

With the sorority grades up, the IPC had a different goal in mind, to gain more members. IPC President Kyle Nelson said one goal was recruiting more men for fraternities. "A goal we really want to do is to get fraternity numbers up as a whole," Nelson said. "We want a lot more guys interested in joining a fraternity. Try to make the Greek Life bigger and better." IPC planned to achieved this goal by revamping each chapter's Web site and by making recruitment forms available online, according to Nelson.

He

also said that they

planned to advertise online and on bulletin boards to get the word out. Nelson said they generally focused on enhancing their surroundings as a whole throughout the year. "IPC does want all fraternities to have high GPAs and basically have community betterment overall," Nelson said. "We don't want anv fraternities to get in trouble with the law, anything like that. Basically try to control

them.

look good, like a role

sessions.

had certain expectations they had

President

Vice

semester

good standing

in order to hold a

and fullest Greek the governed Council Panhellenic organizations on campus. Each council had eight elected members from different sororities or fraternities. The two councils brought in educational speakers who talked about suicide prevention and Interfraternity

potential,

for the

Writer

|

We

want Greek model almost."

we

just

Life to

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Designer

|

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Sigma Sigma Sigma forms

at sorority

Katie Starr per-

song during Greel< Week.

TheTri Sigmas sang together to emphasize sisterhood

in their

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organization, photo by


Phi

Mus

ening" to

sing tell

a

parody of "Grease Light-

new members

to "go Phi Mu."

Recruitment songs were often catchy to help the

new members remember the

dif-

ferent sororities, photo by Meredith Currence

Gamma The

Chis join together

women were organized

lenic Council a full

The Men of Sigma

and managed recruitment for

week, taking

ment

for a song.

by the Panhel-

new members to recruit-

parties, photo by Meredith Currence

Phi Epsilon play Polish

Golf on their front lawn for a rush event.

The

Sig Eps also

of events to

campus and

scheduled an entire week

promote their organization on to

meet with

potential

mem-

bers, photo by Chris Lee

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Greeks anticipated possible invitations at Greek of the highest Greek honor societies on campus. Fraternities and sororities each nominated two Greek students for the opportunity to be initiated into Order of Omega. Organizations sent nominations to the honor who then wrote society,

Week Awards from one

LjgHj

down

all

the

individual

new

potential

members' names, even received

an

if

multiple

nominations.

The honor society voted on

new members based on

the

applicants'

positive

and general

eligibilitv rules.

qualities

not a requirement, but

"It's

almost everyone in Order of

Omega seems honor

to

society

be in another besides

this

Sigma Alpha member Jana Gardner said. Alpha

one,"

In

order

to

be

eligible,

students had to have junior or senior status with a 3.0

GPA. They

also

minimum needed

a

two-thirds vote from Order of

Omega. Order of Omega looked for people who were very involved in Greek life with good grades, along with other qualities like community service and leadership positions on campus. Membership numbers varied each year. Order of Omega didn't necessarily have to choose two members from each fraternity or sorority. "We don't have to meet a quota and initiate so

programming

for ol


Face bob

down

for

in d water trough, Greeks

apples during

year Order of

Omega

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working on

Day

Pomp

to give Greek orga-

chance to take

floats,

Break. Each

organized games to

a

break from

photo by Meredith Currence

Tau Kappa Epsilon member Dan Scheuler

of

wins the competition with Afterward,

apple.

laughed

at

got stuck

in his

other

a

mouthful

contestants

Scheuler because the apple

mourh. photo by Meredith Cur-

Order ofOme;

Delta Zetas Allison

pong

ball

pomp apple-

during a

Bell tosses a

game

of apple

ping-

pong

at

break. Greeks participated in several

themed games while

ing the Order of Meredith Currence

Omega

relaxing dur-

event,

photo by

Front Row: Kathryn Brown,

Amanda Boynton.

TJ

Row

Three: Nisha

Bharti,

Two:

Andrea Garcia and Brooke

Stephanie Costanzo, Jessica Peak, Veronica Petree,

Straussy Winters, Jana Gardner, Cara Hood, Keejet Ghert and Heidi Shires. Kristi

Row

McGinnis, Ashlee Freeman and Jeff Purcell.

Preston, Becca Gentry, Daley Dodd, Stephanie Trester,

Haider, KyleThorpe, Nicole McMurtry,

Mindy Burkemper, Cody

Back Row:

Gray, Jennifer Magel,

Courtney Snodgrass, Nathan Manville and Megan McMurphy.

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Letters Greeks share how much Whether

Greek Week,

common,

Homecoming

the creation of a T-shirt.

little

they spend on apparel

because we are proud to show what we are a part of," Dan Scheuler said. served clothing Block-lettered advertisements

walking

as

Selective" or of the slogans

penned

organizations.

one event or another. "1 have never dropped a penny on letters, most things 1 have received were at senior send-offs," Adam Watson said. Senior send-offs was a night Greeks devoted to giving away T-shirts and

recruits.

about them.

affection

a

lot

of

meaning,"

"They help you

said.

""^jemember events you went to as a new member and help you recall events that

you thought you

The- *Aigriificance for

each

spend "1

on

in

member

Mandy

haven't had a HI

Gumm

dollars

sis yet,"

said.

Items for Greek apparel are not just restricted to T-shirts anymore, with

new Web

sites,

such as greekl01.com,

students could find ways to customize hats,

and "I

sweatshirts, pants, shorts, skirts

we

all

buy so much

Benefit

rush.

of course pledge class

Nauser

Apparel also served

said.

as

a

Letters Sweatshirt sign

of

S,

members to new members. Women gave away some of from

active

their best items to

down

passed

little sisters

favorite

M,

L

.$35.97

and men

sweatshirts

to

brothers at send-offs.

new

girl

gets a

Letters

mom because Mandy Gumm

strand of pearls from their it

is

our sorority jewel,"

one

Bag

size

.$15.00

For

stuff

many

Roberson,

Greeks,

the

such

exchange

of

as

Britni

apparel

became more then just a wardrobe swap. Roberson said it had to do with family. something

"It's

traditions.

It

that's a part of our

symbolizes camaraderie,

family and friendship," Roberson said. "It

goes beyond the fibers and threads,

something

special."

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new

kinds of shirts for like

sweatshirts," Jared

into

flip-flops.

think

in

said.

lot to a little.

have spent no more than 20 1

and

Baier,

for

all

events

draw

to

"In our sororitv each

different

but each year Greeks

ranges from a

letters but,

"We have different

forgot."

may be

for

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or

events had one thing

all

telling stories

i^-

how

was mixers, intramurals,

it

recruitment, contests.

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or

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.$12.00


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.$5.00

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Britni with

Roberson and Jared Nauser pose

their

letters.

Roberson

displayed

Picture

frame .$11.00

her family letters and bag while Nauser

showed

his

illustration

pledge

class sweatshirt

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Aggies take the

girls

four-wheeling for mixer event

Holding onto Alpha Gamma Rho members, sliding around and hoping not to fall, Phi Mu members rode on four-wheelers for a mixer the two

organizations put together.

AG Rho member had always been

Kyle

Wehmeyer

said

it

a tradition for his fraternity

and have a bonfire. atmosphere where members In a relaxed with their letters hoodies wore jeans and groups an mixer gave the on them, the to take a sorority out

opportunity to just hang out and get to

Wehmeyer

know

one another, The bonfire was held at an alumni's house and members of Alpha Gamma Rho and Phi Mu had a barbecue and rode on foursaid.

wheelers. "It's

a

good time to get together," Wehmeyer

said. "Members of the fraternity get to know members of the sororitv. It's a great time." The AG Rho fraternity had only been

Greek

GPA

agricultural background."

Wehmeyer said he felt that with AG Rho they all had something in common, making them very close, whereas with other fraternities they didn't have that same bond. After the mixer, the AG Rho fraternity spent all year preparing for a steer show that was held in Syracuse, Neb. "We come together and work together all year preparing for this," Wehmeyer said. "It makes us monev and brings us all closer outside of the fraternity too."

Drawing

many

was one

AG Rho

was

a

national

men who

career in agriculture.

intended

professional to

pursue a

AG Rho had the highest

in a

of

their

during the year. Writer

crowd from

Wehmever

states,

fraternity for

for four consecutive

Wehmever said he had never thought about being in a fraternity, but after talking to a friend, checked out AG Rho. "We all came off a farm," he said. "We all had a common bond. We all come from an

around since 1990, but since then had started traditions.

on campus

years.

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of Phi Mu

sit

on

while the Ag Rhos crowd It

was

tradition for the

bonfire with a sorority,

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said that the steer

a

four-wheeler

in for a picture.

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to have a

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Snell, Craig Kolthoff,

Jake Vossenkemper,

and Lucas Bennett.

Row Two: Josh Waters,

Hansen and Daniel

Street.

vis

Shewmaker,

Justin

Adam

Carlson, Jack Green

Kyle Clayton, Matt Ward, Jake Koenig,

Back Row: Ben Vossenkemper, Chad

Adam

Mold, Kellen Brandt, Tra-

Heimsoth and Josh Linderman.

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Members of Alpha Kappa Lambda stand outside

their

on 16th

Street

raised funds tic

house

fraternity in

Maryville,

located

MO. The men

each year to help stop domes-

abuse, photo by Meredith Currence

Nestled behind the Nodaway County Historical Society building

is

a

one room

school house. The

men

Lambda worked on

restoring the

of Alpha

Kappa

house

in

2006. photo by Meredith Currence

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The men stood in the J.W. Jones Student Union and collected money from students and faculty who helped out. The brightly colored construction paper hands covered the wall and had the names and donation amounts. Every year the men of Alpha Kappa Lambda held a weeklong fundraiser called "These

Hands Don't Hurt"

for their philanthropy

to stop

domestic abuse. Vice President and

media

relations,

money went

the

Jeff

to the

Armstrong,

said

all

Children and Family

now

the

paper hands with their name and a $1.00 or whatever they want to donate," Armstrong said. "We then stick the hands up on one of our boards and just hang out in the Union and

money. It's pretty straightforward." Armstrong said AKL also did a lot of community service. In '06 they renovated the outside of Hickory Grove, a one-room

collect

schoolhouse behind the Historical Society.

The schoolhouse was

built in 1887.

It

was

furbished with material from various one

room

schoolhouses

of

Nodaway County

including desks, slateboards, piano, flag and

Center in Maryville, Mo. "Right

women

to protect battered

money

is

going towards

other accessories according to the

building them a privacy fence so they can feel

Historical Society

Armstrong said. "They can park their behind it so people can't drive by and see their car is there and know they are staying at

ago and

safe,"

cars

the Center."

Armstrong said they held the fundraiser Union every fall. The fraternity usually raised between $1,000 to $1,500 for the in the

"It's a

"We just get people to sign little construction Alpha Kappa Lamda members

sell

Nodaway

site.

one room school house from forever

we helped to strip the entire thing," Armstrong said. "We put a primer on it and we pretty much renovated the entire outside of it. It's

So

a pretty big

that's

one

did this year."

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cut-

out hands as part of their fundraiser for a local Children

was

and Family Center. The event

called "These

Hands don't

hurt." photo

by Meredith Currence

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From to a

snow and

the

warm

ice in

2005

winter in 2006, Delta

Chi ruled again. For the

fifth

year in a row

D-Chi won the flag championship and with the close

bond

"We have athletic

football it

of

us joined a fraternity to have that

team feeling again," Paul Zimmer said. "Playing for a fraternity, you aren't just playing for yourself,

you're playing for the pride of the fraternity."

Every year the D-Chi seniors down their most coveted

younger members. Passed down were navy blue shirts with 'PRIDE' spelled out vertically down the middle front of them. "Everyone in our fraternity really values 'D-Chi pride' and we earn

it

in intramurals,"

Zimmer

many

so the

luxury

two good teams in all said. "The only other fraternity with that luxury is Sig Ep. Sig Ep is definitely our best competition and it's always a

to field

Zimmer

sports,"

good game when we play them." Zimmer said his fraternity was well rounded and about working together as a team. "Overall,

plain fun," as

intramurals

Zimmer

just

is

said.

"But

it becomes and we still

we keep winning

more

of a tradition

have the

ability to

continue this

tradition for a while."

During recruitment, members bragged about their success in athletics as well as their strong

bond.

said.

Winning five years in a row, and six out of the last

we have we have

"Since

passed

T-shirt to their

a softball team,

intramurals.

athletes

guys with an

background and most

row on

Zimmer said the fraternity's most consistent success came with

came

of brotherhood.

a lot of

championships, as well as four years in a

seven football

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D-Chi's played against Sig Ep

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past

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Paul Zimmer, Neal Pittman.TJ McGinnis, Colby Beachler

Siers,

tonio Camevillo and Brett Graziano. Willis,

Row Three: Adam Gable, Michael

Evan Weishar, Nick Santoro, Michael Rieger, Jason Gute,

Welch.

and Kyle

Adrian Long, Zack Armstrong, Tyler Moody, Jeremy Ford, An-

Back Row: Zach McCoppin,

Adam

Pinkerton, Jordan

Mitchell

and Joshua

Schuyler Johnson, joey Kinate, Jeremy Bachmann,

Craig Knudsen, Brian Pierce, Sean Milligan

and Tyler Breed.

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Two men from

Delta Sigma Phi

jam out

singing favorite songs for their friends.

They sang and played guitar

until

one a.m.

photo submitted by Kevin Compton

The

men pose

house

for a

team won

intra-

inside their

celebratory picture. Their

mural Softball for the third year plioto submitted by Kevin

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Members igma Phi

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small

the

Delta

fraternity

events

Thev held Handcuff Bowling and camouflage mixers. Compton said it was a good way to

ealing with problems," Kevin

be more active

now

Compton

that.

in things like

Greek

who were

them some He said members

membership audit

their fraternit\' brothers.

said.

We are trying

Veek and Homecoming." Compton was one of 13 members

if

social

small organization and have been

But we're getting through

after a

non-alcoholic

shared with another organization on campus.

transitioning period.

eft

were

which

pha se

completion of

set big goals for the

'We are a

rebuil ding

cost

make

contacts.

way to be social and get out in the community," he said. "It's a good way to meet people you usually wouldn't interact with." Compton said being in Delta Sigma Phi "It's a

many

gave him

opportunities

couldn't

fraternities

offer.

that

Because

other the

because the national headquarters didn't eel thev were assets. Afterward, the fraternity

organization was small in size, he said,

nembers focused on moving away from ion-involvement, something past members

That allowed younger students

ft

jushed

Even

rough

times,

Delta Sigma Phi participated

members in many

Thev held a three-point shootout March of Dimes, raised money for

iindraisers.

or the

lamp Qualitv and were ude's

Up

'til

Compton

active in

Dawn

fundraiser.

said

they

vents, including a

hosted

costume

the

St.

numerous

part}'

around

was

just a social event for

come over," Compton anvone for

said.

anyone

to

"We didn't restrict

like other fraternities do.

college kids to have a

It

was

just

good time. That's

also

hold higher

said putting younger students in

higher leadership roles

made them

look more

freshman class to help in rebuilding the fraternity. However, they were also more

to the

selective in the process of recruiting

new

members. The remaining 13 members in Delta Sigma Phi, Compton said, were more willing to participate in evervthing and did not like to

participated in

"We are the easiest guys to get along with," Compton said. "We've always hung out with everyone. We're not just Delta Sig's, we're involved in a

manv

mixers,

lot of

other things."

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ivhat we're all about."

Thev

to

positions.

be defined bv the fraternitv.

-lalloween. "It

it

him more leadership opportunities.

Compton

in prior vears.

through

gave

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dence

halls to

serenated

sing inside the resi-

freshman women. The

them with

men

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Lovin' Feeling", photo submined by Kevin Compton

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phi ^^^^^ theta Fraternity As

growing anS'succeecling despite was

a fraternity that

Phi Delta Theta started

few years old, Greek life with big

just a

its

accomplishments.

The

40 active members numerous events. They Lou Gehrig's Disease in

fraternity's

participated

in

money

raised

for

an Alzheimer's disease walk in the spring semester. They also paired into active-pledge teams every year in a Big Brother-Little Brother retreat and played games. "That's

Mclnvale

them it's

to

when

they

first join,"

said. "That

kind of get

to

wav

president Pat

good way for meet people and I think it's

a

pretty important for that reason."

The

GPA

fraternity also

of

them

all

had the highest

overall

the fraternities. Those things led

who

Mclnvale,

fall in

said

it

dV,

numbers

took a two-year process

them inducted. He said it was a long process, but it was something the founding to get

fathers really wanted.

"They wanted

to

be a part of Greek

life,

but they just didn't like what was around,"

Mclnvale their

said.

own

"They just wanted

fraternity

and here we are

to

start

today."

With many of the founding fathers graduated or upon graduation, Mclnvale said Phi Delta Theta was in a transition period. He

and hoped new up into leadership roles once they opened. Those things, he hoped, would lead them to another Fraternity of the Year

step

title.

-vV

Meanwhile, Mclnvale said being a part of the fraternity opened many doors for him by helping build his resume and in his job

scholarship programs.

search,

"We have

created

good," Mclnvale said.

been the fraternity before

we

competition "I

it's

guess Phi Sig's have

that's

got here and

and

it

won

it

quite a bit

had been kind of

"Fraternities aren't always about

see in the movies," he said.

"

what you

And

it's not always about the partying and the drinking. Being in a fraternity has actually opened up a

easy for them."

lot of

The Phi Delta Theta men had more than 10 members who founded the organization

and graduate." I Writer Angela Smith

who

Designer

attended the University. That included

r>^^-^:-.

said they continued to recruit

members would

win Fraternity of the Year for the second year in a row, which was distinguished by grades, participation in Homecoming and to

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Phi Delta Theta members Josh Hensley, Eric Pabst,

and Scotty Stockman enjoy

a

nice day for their annual Alzheimer's dis-

ease walk. Volunteers from other organizations also

photo by

came

to

show

their support.

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Members of Phi

Delta Theta walk

down

Fourth street during their annual Alzheimer's â&#x20AC;¢^

disease walk. The fraternity held the

walk every year to

raise

Gehrig's disease, p/ioto

fay

money

for

Lou

Chr/siee

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Front Row:

Patrick Mclnvale, Kyle SeidI, Matt IVloon,

Andrew Thomas, David Eric Pabst,

Chris

Bales

and

Jeff Purcell.

Row

Gray, Sam Hucke, Richard Ryan Two: Sean Foster, Logan Galloway,

Cody

Brandon Swarte, Nathan Gossner and Ryan Gessner.

Dlekmann, Nathan Manville, Alex Drury,

Christopher Marasco.

Back Row:

Eric

Row

Three: John

Lee,

Jackson, Ronnie Voss, Wesley Miller and

Jared Bailey, Mitchell Blake, Scotty Stochman, Xander

Jobe, Kyle Nelson, Robert Reafling, Jason Kieffer, Sean Gunderson, Brandon Stump, Josh

Hensley and Chris Lee.

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gather for a picture outside

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their

worl< as a chapter by holding trophies their flag to

show the

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Christmas to children

break was a time for and receiving gifts. But the men of Phi Sigma Kappa chose to give a little something more to the Noyes Children's Home in St. Joseph, Mo. "Having brothers from the St. Joseph area, we saw a need for help," Thorpe

Christmas

Thorpe and fraternity brother Adam Watson began brainstorming for the e\'ent around Homecoming '05. They then kept the ball rolling from there. They invited the women of Delta Zeta to join them in the event. "It was bigger than we imagined," Thorpe said. The men teamed up with the women of Delta Zeta and joined up in pop/ son, mom/dot teams to gather gifts for the children. Each "family" group worked together to purchase gifts for the children.

"We for

set a

maximum

of $30 for gifts

each child but most families went

well above that allotment,"

Thorpe

said.

"Manv of the groups understood that the children do not get a full Christmas,

manv groups, spent between $60 and $75."

On

Dec.

5,

the two organizations

hosted a Christmas party at the Phi Sig

house

for

about 20 children from the

w

an orphanage

Noyes Home.

i^iving

said.

in

all

"The children walked in they noticed of the presents under the tree and

assumed the gifts were for decoration," Thorpe said. "When the children found out that the gifts were for them the reaction was priceless." The children played games, took part in team building activities and created Christmas ornaments, which were used to

decorate small

artificial

Christmas

John Strohm and little

trees.

"We had a great time getting to know these children and they were so excited

boy make

The men

phange

partake in our

activities,"

Thorpe

ceive

invited the children

gifts,

make Christmas

and DVDs. The night ended with screams of jov and clapping when a Phi Sig, who dressed up like Santa Clause, made an sets

appearance. "If

there

was ever

a time a

mental

picture could be worth a 1000 words, this would be the perfect opportunity," Thorpe said. "It's one of the coolest

things our fraternity has ever

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from the

house to crafts

1^

or-

visit

and

photo submitted by Kyle Thorpe

said.

Each child filled out a wish list and from the list, gifts were purchased. Gifts for the children ranged from coloring books and crayons to Lego

David Brand help a

Christmas tree ornament.

to their fraternity

with Santa,

to

a

re-


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in

to aid

They anxiously gathered around the tables with their cards, hoping to go home with the grand prize. Winning the big screen TV would be well worth the $10 buy in. All the hours spent playing poker with friends and family could finally pay off.

Members of Sigma Phi Epsilon held a poker tournament two

days a week from Feb. through March at Bubba's BBQ. Vice President

BBQ

Bubba's

hopes for more people to come out, get involved and help out their cause. "So far we have had about 30 people show up," Winchester said. "We hope to have about 100 to 150 people come. In the past years we have had anywhere from 80 to 120 people show up."

Half

with

at

would

dedicated to

a

went

philanthropy

Christopher

the

so the students

have

earnings

their

Foundation,

Reeve

was which making the lives

change of scenery, something different from the J.W. Jones

of paralyzed people a bit better.

Student Union.

of the

There were a total of 10 events over a period of five weeks. The winner from each night played

philanthropy event Benefit for

at a final table

on March

Winchester said the other half monev went toward the Baier.

"Trenton Baier was a brother

The

a big screen

and

TV

third.

for

from second

donation

to

place local

and

was a $10 two different the

The buy

philanthropies.

in

ago and was paralvzed from the neck down," Winchester said.

out were

for first

gift certificates

restaurants

involved in a

diving accident about three years

given

prizes

who was

of ours

14 for

the three prizes.

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the

of

toward

said

they held the tournament participating

Winchester said they had poker tournaments and that the organization had high

in the past

Programming,

of

Winchester,

Daniel

paralyzed persons

The current blinds can be seen by ticipants in the

Sigma

par-

Phi Epsilon poker

championship. Members of the fraternity hosted the tournament to

raise

funds for

their philanthropy, photo by Meredith Currence

"Half

the

of

Trenton

to

pav

money goes for the

of living for quadriplegics."

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Week

proves sucessful

Tau Kappa Epsilon members spent a week raising awareness and recruiting what they called "quality students" for their organization.

Week

Rush

the

for

members with

potential

TKEs

and large

for diverse

provided

the chance to see the

fraternity

During the spring trimester. Guess said for TKE was low key and served as a learning process for new members. It was a time where he and the rest of the active members showed new members the process

rush

of recruitment.

other students.

Newly inducted member. Brown, took

To draw members in, the TKEs hosted an open house, hog roast, eating competition and various sporting events. "It was really fun because 1 got to know the actives and my future brothers," Craig Brown said. "So you get to know a lot of people." TKE President Keaton Guess said the

the position as rush chair for the spring

organization and get to

events

provided

members

He

to

know

opportunities

for

make connections with

active

rushees.

what and opportunities the TKEs had to offer as an organization. "What actually gets them in to rush TKE is our diversity," Guess said. "We have so many said

it

also allowed rushees to see

qualities

different people, so

many walks of life. We much relate to

have people that can pretty anyone."

was so

Actives

and potential new membe

team up

in

TKEs went beyond their goal members with Guess said that put them at No. 2 in

said since his experience

except having more time to get to

"They did a good job with rush," Brown

Guess

However,

organizations,

vc

said

most Greek was just the

for

week

rush

beginning of what the organizations could provide. He said rushing a fraternity helped students develop brotherhood and leadership skills as well

helps

develop themselves mentally. you grow from having little

experience to having a

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a

so

lot

man," Guess

And

it's

it

kind of helps

said. "It helps

you

fun."

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present yourself.

chapters, for rush.

rush including foe

basketball, ping pong, soccer

"The guys knew what the fraternity was going to do for them. You either liked what you were going to get or you didn't and most

35 bids.

TKE

the huddle. The guys playe

games during

said.

you become

all

various ball,

of signing 30 bids to potential

the nation, for

know one

another.

"It

In 2006, the

He

successful, he didn't plan to change anything

semester.

in

ball

over

mixed teams of

members and

th pi

actives to get

another, photo by Chris Lee

t


Tau Kappa Epsilon Guess,

far right, talks

ing the

TKE house

events. a

President

Keaton

with freshmen

for their first

visit-

day of rush

The TKEs played games and had

barbecue to get to know one another.

photo by Chris Lee

TKENew

TKEActives

Front Row: Jordan Lenger, Richard Jobe, Kenneth Hamilton, David Lewey and Daniel

Front Row: Kevin

Row Two: Jeff Zeller, Joel Gordon, Dan Scheuler, Keaton Guess, Mat Warger and Chris Williams. Row Three: Alan Kreifels, Jeff Whisman, Derek Smith, Brandon Gregersen,

Jake

Wightman and Matt

Dan

Kiser,

Venditti.

Alex Oliver,

Row:T\m

Andrew Schoeneck,

Willy Nelson, Brett

Hansen and Joe Masciovecchio. Back

Peitzmeier, Kevin Inman, Aaron Luckert, John Burns, Colby Swanstone, Brent

Burklund, Aaron Hunter, George Perry, Matt Holloway and

Adam

Oliva,

Postlethwait,

Members

Matthew

Lillegard.

Row

Ellson,

Dan

Stava,

Two: Danny

Thomas Meyer, Travis Turner,

Schill, Ian

Denney, Dylan Scobee,

Robbie Creason, Craig Brown, Steve Zaroban and Jon Guyer.

Casey Kuska, Gary

Hill,

Back Row: Tom

Vince Tobin, Lance Fowler, Brooks Swanson, Kyle Andrew,

Jacob Dupin and Mike McMillan.

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A

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^ delta

Chapter's one year birthday kicks

In 2005, Alpha Delta Pi recruited

University to start a

new

chapter.

the sorority laughed as they

members

at

the

A year later, women

of

skimmed through notebooks

with memories.

filled

ADPi

President

Amanda Galaske

said the one-year

anniversary went great and a few other groups like Alpha

Sigma Alpha showed up to participate in the festivities. "We had a few sororities and fraternities show up to our birthday party in Roberta Lounge," Galaske said.

"It

was a nice time to look through our scrapbook and reflect on how much we have accomplished over the past year." Galaske said the organization had made numerous advancements since their start. They placed first in Olympiad and second place in Mini-Float at Homecoming and the sorority also raised their chapter's GPA. The women had the opportunity to meet other chapters in their district at their District Leadership Conference.

Galaske said they met chapters from Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. "It

learn

was a great chance to bond as a sisterhood and to more about what Alpha Delta Pi could mean to us,"

Galaske

Celebrating their chapter's niversary, the

members

make

The

success of their for future

anPi

celebrated the

year and

made

plans

achievements, photo submitted by

Francesca Elgin

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women

first

first

of Alpha Delta

off fall trimester

women

members

weren't meeting

of other

chapters, they were holding events in hopes of

bonding together and building their own chapter. One event was Rec Center Night, where the girls gathered together and played racquetball or volleyball. Thev also held events with other Greek organizations, including their first formal and mixer according to Galaske.

"We had our

first

mixer which included a $5 prom with "We had a Game Night

Delta Sigma Phi," Galaske said.

with Tau Kappa Epsilon, Gangsta Bowling with Phi Sigma

Kappa and our

first

formal."

Galaske said that they everyone was

fairly

women jumped

new

into the

rough patches because running a sorority, but the

hit their

to

fall

readv for anything.

"Homecoming was just another success under our belts," Galaske said. "We ended the semester with a great birthday party, a fun mixer with the

Kappa and now we

men of Phi Sigma how many other

are ready to see

advancements and accomplishments are Writer Kylie Guier |

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said.

a toast.

While the

ADPi

fpp

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in our future.

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ADPiNew

ADPiActives

Front Row:

Ellie

Herschlag, Mallory Milner, Heidi Shires, Andrea Piazza, Abigail Cox, Becca

Gentry, Nicole Andrey and

Sheena

Platz.

Row

Emily Petersen, Natalie Carper, Emilie Polley,

Two:

Kristina

Konecko, Crystal McKeever,

Meghan Mohl and Melanie

Bucy.

Row Three:

Sarah McQueen, Roselynn Buffa, Ashley Nisley, Melanie Magill, Lindsay Reed, Stephanie Hardin, Lacey Williams,

Amanda

Glaske and Kasey Winkler.

Back Row: Julie

Jenkins, Ashley Ramsey, Jessica Goerke, Tracie Giaccettio, Francesca Elgin,

Danielle

Rirter,

Jessica Green, Tiffany

Stump,

Lori

Miles,

Andrea

Johanna

Avilez,

Front Row:

Katie Pierce, Kelly

daugh, Kelsey Barker, Jenna Melloy, Elizabeth

McCoy

Members

McQueen,

Proffitt

Kellie Albers,

and Ashley

Miller.

Heather Edwards, Angela Mid-

Row Two: Micayla Miller, Megan

Krystle Roark, Heather Flinn

and Melissa Flood. Back Row:

Ashley Townsend, Jennifer Major, Samantha Coronado, Emily Weber, Jessica Gillespie, Kelsey Clark, Rebecca Carpenter, Nicole Dean, Michelle Lackey and Ashley Sasser,

Hansen and Kara Hensley.

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Sigma ^^^^^ ampus involvement

raises funds for Special

Olympics

Volunteering for Special Olympics and judging men Northwest were just a couple things that Alpha Sigma Alpha did for their sorority. President Kavla Scott said they also highly encouraged their women to get involved on campus. "Every girl in our sorority is involved in another organization, unless we are talking about freshmen that haven't gotten a chance to know what's out there," Scott

the participant's face when they get an award, no matter what place, is so rewarding in itself. I believe the feeling you get when you are there is the reason this event is our

said.

to Special

in Mr.

Scott said they have

women involved with organizations

such as American Marketing Association, Student Ambassadors and Public Relations Student Society of America.

Along with being involved, the women of Alpha also helped people in the community. "We volunteer for anything we can get our hands on," Scott said. "We have a philanthropy chair and she is in charge of just making girls aware of all the volunteer opportunities there are in our area, whether it be walking dogs for the Humane Society to the Martin Luther King Service Day, to B.R.U.S.H. or Habitat for Humanity." Scott said they required women to do 25 hours of community service per semester. Their biggest program for volunteering was Special Olympics in St. Joseph. Daley Dodd said watching the people participate in the events made it so special. "Seeing how much our help is appreciated and how much the participants love us being there, truly makes your day," Dodd said. "The look of accomplishment on

favorite."

bowling.

They donated proceeds from the fund-raising programs

finding out that Dericl<

Northwest. Each ent,

man

people they got involved with. They had a panel of judges from across campus including advisers and professor, Chad Ackerman who was the Web Coordinator in Brown Hall. Scott said they always brought in an alumna from the sorority for fun. Dodd said her favorite part about Mr. Northwest was the multitude of student participation. "Numerous students participate in what they think is a fun event without even realizing the entrance fee is going to a

good cause, "Dodd

said.

the Alpha chapters in the nation, the University chapter donated the most money in 2006 philanthropicallv than any other chapter. Scott said out of

all

I

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link

moments before Cunigan won Mr.

participated

swimwear, evening wear and

in tal-

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Olympics.

Another event the Alphas put on each year to raise money for Special Olympics was Mr. Northwest. The event consisted of men from different organizations on campus competing in a "male beauty pageant." Scott said they wanted to branch out in terms of the

Mr. Northwest contestants with their escorts just

worked with people on track and field but others volunteered for swimming and

Scott said they for the day,

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Phi Delta Thetas Logan Galloway a lady

of the

bug costume IVIr.

sports

for the talent session

Northwest Competition. Gal-

loway recited

a

poem

as his talent during

the second annual competition, photo by Meredith Currence


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project.

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tf^-001^^ Turtle

Tug helps

Girls gathered

money

raise

around the blue tarp covered

hearing impaired

for the

attendance was due to organizations hosting

in green Jell-O in preparation for Delta Zeta's

other events to participate

annual Turtle Tug. Every spring, Delta Zeta members gathered

"Few people showed up because they didn't want to get dirty before other things," Guillemette said. "There were a lot of mom and dad weekends or family days and Turtle Tug gets pretty messy. It stinks and then people throw it at each other. Grass gets in the Jell-O and it's just a mess. It's a worthwhile

near the Bell Tower for the event. Teams consisting of six

members played

a

game

of

tug-of-war over the vat of Jell-O. The winning

team of the female and male division received $50 for their philanthropy. Delta Zeta President Megan Gehrke said that Turtle Tug has not only been a popular annual event

at the University,

but in most

Delta Zeta chapters. Gehrke said even though it

was very messy,

it

was

a great time.

"Everyone just relaxes until they have

to tug

and then they get nervous about it," Gehrke said. "It seems strange because you want to get in the Jell-O because it's fun, but on the other hand you don't because it's sticky and gross and you want to win." Delta Zeta Courtesy Chair Meredith Forck said they raised more than $250. The winning team received $50 toward their philanthropy. The profits from the event were donated to The Delta Zeta Foundation for those who are hearing impaired or deaf. Three-time

patron,

academics chairman

event

in.

people get involved though."

if

it took weeks to prepare the and every member of Delta Zeta was required to donate at least three boxes. They banded together to make it and stored it in

Forck said that

gelatin

everyone's refrigerators. "Putting the event together took a

"We spent

work," Guillemette said.

so

lot of

much

time advertising and making the Jell-O but

was

worthwhile and

all

participating in

it

we always have fun

it."

Forck said that Turtle Tug was a popular event in most Delta Zeta chapters simply

because

the

event

organizations that do a

raised lot of

money

for

good.

worthwhile event if people decide to and all of the money goes towards good cause," Forck said. jH "It's a

participate, a

Danielle Guillemette, said that the event in April 2006 didn't have a huge turnout, but it

was

a blast. Guillemette felt the lack of

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fall into the Jell-O at the

end of the tug-of-war.

Referee, Alison Bet

laughed along with the two

in

the

mess, photo submitted by Meredith Forck

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stick;


Delta Zetas Nicole McMurtry and Meredith Forck play raised

money

in

green

Jell

O.

The event

the hearing impaired.

for

photo submitted by Meredith Forck

Dc/toZeto/lnnoGrannis

officiates Turtle

Tug as the Sigma Sigma Sigma's all

their might.

clear of the pit of

The

girls

pull

with

battled to stay

green Jell-Oin the middle

of the tug-of-war playing field, photosubmitted by Meredith Forck

DZNew members

iDZActives

Front Row: Courtney Snodgrass, Megan Gherke, Nicole McMurtry, Meredith dra Felver, Tiffany Edwards, Karen Becker

and

Allison Bell.

Forck, Kin-

Row Two: Danielle Gullemette,

Heather Wynn, Kristen Forester, Melynda Burk, Vanessa Tucker, Maria Chavez and Kelley Abies.

Back Row:

Alena Schmitt, Jennifer Ryan, Ameilin Wilkinson,

Front Row:

Anna

Kelli

Williams, Stephanie Riley

and

Jessica Tebbetts.

Grannis, Jessica Wiley Haleigh Vest and Jessica Patterson.

brecht.

Sunny

Paige,

Row Two: Cara

Brown,

Back Row: Ashley Lam-

Candace Eads and Whitney Featherston.

Amanda Travenichek,

Jacquelyn Cradic, Kim McCauley and Erin Murphy.

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Sorority

teams up

for

suc(^ss

For some members of Greek Life, the week of Homecoming served as a break from the months of work put into constructing the

clowns and devising

floats,

the Variety Show. The

women

skits

for

of Phi

Mu

worked more than 20 hours a week prior to Homecoming, preparing and practicing their skit, "The Ghost of Roberta."

knew would understand that we "If

people really

this together," Phi

Turner

months

we

"We

said.

getting

Mu

really it

of ideas."

Mu

Phi

worked with the men's music Mu Alpha Sinfonia and came

fraternity Phi

up with

Ghostbuster's

a

idea

to

Homecoming theme "Bobbv Goes Apple." In

it,

fit

the

to the Big

the Ghostbusters fought the

ghost of Roberta,

who was rumored

to

haunt

It

was the

Phi of

first

a skit

year Phi

Mu Alpha Sinfonia

with another organization.

Mu member Erin Holm said the members Mu Alpha Sinfonia directed and

kind of

though, because

we

many other contributions to Mu's involvement made

the Variety

Show an

had people

loved

overall success.

me that everyone was just

floor laughing,"

all

we put

tell

Turner

said.

the dances and you could

a lot into

"They

tell

that

it."

For new members like Holm, however, winning the Variety Show didn't just add to Homecoming, it added to her college experience. She said she was skeptical about Greek life at first, but with the experiences she had with Phi Mu, it made her feel at home. "They made us feel like we're part of

something,"

Holm

said.

"It's

to get involved in things like

Roberta Hall.

performed

stuff so they

nice,

the skit. She said Phi

on the

together, especially since

was

theme, as well as

didn't just throw

Whitney do spend months and

It

skit

won." Turner said Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia came up with the idea to have the Ghostbuster's

"I

spring writing and thinking

start in the

took control.

Show

and

of us are in theater

everything, they

Skit Chair

Variety

in

a great way Homecoming

and philanthropies and the other stuff that we do. It's opened doors for me in other organizations as well."

Phi

planned a "It

was

lot of

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the show.

their show," Erin

Holm

said.

"None

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Mus Whitney

Roberta busters

Hall, in

Turner, the ghost

the Phi

Mu

skit.

actress in the Variety

Turner

Show

photo by Meredith Currence

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was captured by the Ghos

won

be:

for her par


PhiMuNew

PhiMuActives

Front Row: Lindsay Ussary, Keejet Ghert, Amanda Moore, Whitney Turner, Ashley Feekin, Robyn Thomas, Steph Costanzo and Abby Browning. Row Two: Maria Men-

Jessica Peak,

dez,

Megan Matthews, Ashley

Stenger, Emilee Miller, Sarah Bryan, Kelsey Rosborough,

Lindsay Hoerath, Melanle Rogers and Lauren Wilson.

Wullenwaber, Brittany

Glllett,

Row Three: Megan Thomas,

Back Row:

Kailey Dennis,

Amy

House and

BrI

Row

Two:

Erin

Holm, Ashley White, Lyndsey Hedge,

GIna Kenny, Lydia Farmer, Britney Fuller, Valerie Breaunet, Erin Miller and

Back Row:

Samantha

Denise Lancey Kristen Myers, LIndsey Schultz, Robyn Long, Lauren

Leann Baker, Emily Klassen,

Moore and Mallory Johnson.

Amanda

Katie Bode, Staci Sullivan, Ashley Barnholdt, Sarah Williams,

Fernandez.

Amy

Mohs, Clera Adkins, Danielle Fernandez, Kelsey Luers, Dani Snodgrass, Julian

Jessica

Sara Neville, Brook Shultz, Jana

Michelle Lordemann, Natalie More, Kathryn McGee,

Hradek, Jennifer Watson and Mattle Hans.

Kacie

Front Row: Lmdsie Wheeler,

Members

Amy

Flinn.

Raveill,

Niederee, Cambrin Cobb, Justine Brown, Samantha

Barton,

and Ashley Slayden.

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Sigma Kappa's Sarah Ashlee Freeman

visit

Simmerlink and

Washington

D.C. for

Sigma Kappa's national convention. The

women ment

visited

the Washington

Monu-

as well as other historical sites while

attending the convention, photo submitted by Ashlee Freeman

SigKapActives

Front Row: Andrea

Garcia, Cara

Hood, Sarah Simmerlink, Megan McMurphy, Ashlee

Freeman, Dena Wagner, Megan Fuller and Jen Vauricek.

Row Two: Grichzel

Nellen-

bach, Alison Clausen, Kerry Nease, Samantha Sweet, Kathryn Brown, Katie Hohnstien, Hollie Ryan, Lauren Merle, Lindsay Cracraft

Heineman, Heather Veronica

Petree, Jessica Hall,

and Stephanie

and Brooki Roberts.

Row Three: Diedra

Fleener, Greta Barrett, Jaclyn McClain, Sarah

Cline.

Meagan Murphy,

Coleman, Katie

Back Row: Crystal Wallis, Amanda Gumm,

Jessica Velder, Michelle

Schmitz, Alicia Kostka, Shelby Godwin, Kristin Hilde, Brooke Greve, sica

Range, Christy

Prater, Jessica

Stoller,

Crystal Iran, Emily Roche, Katie Adkins

Hanneman, Kodi Moore and

Amanda Tinker, Jes-

Katie Harms.

SigKapNew members

Front Row: Megan

Hackler,

Livesay, Kacie Baak, Nicole

Kimbrough, Haley

Balzer,

Back Row: Chelsea

Meghan Murphy and

Swaney and Lauren

Amanda

Mehrhoff, Kara Piveral, Eryn Walters and

Ali

Spencer.

Huggins, Aimee Freeman, Nikki Welborn, Natalie Troutman, Rhian-

non Stumpf, Sara Robinson, Ashley

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Row Two: Amanda Row Three: Emily Duggan, Katie

Kelsie Ivers.

Baker.

Phillips, Jessica

Plymell and Kelsey Shanks.


^^^^^ kappa Chapter

honored with high national award

is

Whether they were completing study hours, pomping a float for a

Homecoming

parade, spending time

with senior citizens or traveling to Washington, D.C., Sigma Kappa's excelled in three

main

Sigma Kappa's biggest philanthropy work was with Alzheimer's research and funding. Sigma Kappa was the No. 2 donator to Alzheimer's research in

the nation for 2005.

Members

areas.

participated in Alzheimer's

Achieving success

and social standards was what the hope for Sigma University's

Home

Kappa chapter, for the

went

bimonthly spend time with the residents. Ten

philanthropy

to

members

sorority

each

visit

participate

to

consecutive

second

the

Nodaway Nursing

academics,

of

areas

even

visited

the

in

and

walks

in

year.

several

The Sigma Kappa chapter went to a

with the residents.

convention

played bingo, put

national in

won

D.C. and

three

one of a

Dressed as rappers

ma Kappa dance

achievement

sorority song.

to

fulfill

the

and

about

eliminating sororities,"

said that

it

was nice

to

Another big event

Sigma Kappa

for

took

place

pride

in

"We

was got

Senior

really fun,"

all

Citizens

Freeman

said.

dressed up and even played

music from their era." Another philanthropy was the Maine Seacoast Mission. Members donated

who

non-perishable items to citizens lived

on islands

off of the

coast of

our

Mission from an auction held during

accomplishment of meeting those requirements," Freeman said. "But

Family Day.

we do it more for us,

sorority,"

to get that

the

at

Center.

Maine who weren't able to get back to the mainland for adequate supplies. They also donated proceeds to the

about. great

senior

a

prom. The philanthropy event

it

among

chapter was really what

take

female

of

two

chapters, but the opinions

all

a

where

they painted the

citizen

standards

"We

day

star or three star

get national recognition from other

was

provided

spa

off their letters, photo by

"It

own

and

members involved hosting

President Ashlee Freeman said.

their

at

ac-

the standards to

shows we are actually following

Freeman

own

nails

highest.

stereotypes

their

residents.

award. This was the second year in a row Sigma Kappa had scored the

"It

medley

to a hip-hop

Christmas

decorations

all

requirements of

those

of Sig-

Meredith Cunence

categories.

star,

women

the

in

Each chapter had earn a one

the

They created

show

cessories to

their

for

Kappa's

up

a

They were few winners

nationally

main

Sigma

chapter

star

award.

activities

sense

"There

of accomplishment."

there

While study hours were a must in most sororities, philanthropy was probably one of the biggest standards. Freeman said.

a social

is

a

lot

Freeman

a purpose.

is

group,

we

of heart

"We

said.

We

in

all

our

know

are not in for

are in

it

to

be well-

rounded people." Writer

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<^pmn^

<^'pmfpn^ sifiona Annual walk remembers

The glow

sister

and spreads awareness Student Union, where a video about Schmidt was viewed. The video focused on Schmidt's parents and the laws they passed in Kansas to prevent violent acts against young women from happening again. Schmidt's parents traveled to churches and schools to spread

upon the

of candlelight flickered

faces of students, piercing the cold, breezy

moon. Members of Greek organizations remembered the tragic

night under a bright

ending of Stephanie Schmidt's

life.

The 12th Annual Speak Out for Stephanie Silent Walk, hosted by Sigma Sigma Sigma, became a University tradition in 1995. Schmidt was raped and murdered in 1993 at Pittsburg State University by a co-worker she didn't know was a

convicted

awareness.

A

video on Hawkins was viewed shortly Schmidt video ended.

after the "It

sexual

can get kind of emotional," Dorrel said. "It's sad especially because she was from Maryville, and 1

remember her from when

offender.

the 1995 murder of Northwest

little."

Missouri

members

After

After

State

I

was

being

serenaded

by

of Phi

Mu

Alpha, the

Hawkins, Karen walk traditional the

University's Greek organizations walked by candlelight from the Student Union. They then made

began. Hawkins was

their

found in the murky water of the 102 River, sodomized raped,

Plaza and

student

University

and restrained. The week before the S.O.S. Walk, Tri

Sigmas defense

held

self

classes

-

Sisters circle

a

table

in

the

J.

the

W. Jones

for

lit.

zations to join

in

all

organi-

the silent walking protest.

honor of Hawkins, to prevent violent acts from happening in their sorority again, said Tri Sigma Arra Dorrel. The S.O.S. Walk began in the J.W. Jones

International

an end at Golden Sigma Sigma song to end the to

Sigma a

of

ceremony. "Because she was a Tri Sigma, it is important that we spread the

photo by Trevor Hayes

in

came

members sang

The Sigma Sigma Sigma's Speak Out

Stephanie event welcomed

the

to it

Kissing Bridge

Pond,

Student Union waiting for their candle to

be

way

awareness," Dorrel said. "Being a being a part of one big family, and everyone wants to support that."

Greek

Writer

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Candles of many shapes and

sizes light;

the Speak Out for Stephanie walk.

Mem-

bers from various fraternities and sororities

attended to support the Sigma's. photo

by Trevor Hayes

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At the end

of the walk the

candle

a large

lit

hands while the men of Phi fonia sang a sister,

song

in

crowd made

The Sigma's held

circle.

Mu

Alpha

Sin-

tribute to their fallen

photo by Trevor Hayes

Sigma Sigma Sigma's son, Ashli

the

vigil

Out

for

Melissa Ander-

Pugh and Kate Morris

and song

at the

talk after

end of the Speak

Stephanie walk. Hot chocolate and

cookies were provided for

who came.

all

photo by Trevor Hayes

SigmaNew Members

SigmaActives

Front Row: Sarah

Fowler, Katie Morris, Ashli Pugh,

sha Bharti and Sarah Smith.

Row

Two:

Amanda

Preston, Kristi Haider, Ni-

Ashley Krieger, Sierrah Willobughby, Tesia Jor-

dah, Lacey Polsey, Katie Starr, Holly Taylor, Kaley

Johnson and Arra

Dorrel.

Row

Ttiree:

Amy Allen, Brittany Garcia, Anderson. Bacti Row: Laura Kimsey,

GinaSchdgliane,CharlaCostello,TiffanyWade,BrinniKastelic, Kristin

Pond, Kaitlyn

Robin Vodicka,

Amy

Fritz,

Lacey Hague and Melissa

Circello,

Megan

Tilk,

Tiffany Logue, Miraya Burnsides, Nikki

Front Row:

Carrisa Mitchell, Erin

Bain, Hannah Law and Grace Baker.

Montgomery,

Jessica Watts, Jessica Shively,

Row 7m/o; Elise Romero,

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Draven Feo Nevermore was 14

saw the print of a 16th century Japanese Zasu warrior that would be

years old, he

inked onto his upper, middle back he turned 18.

Nevermore particular

when

told the significance of this

warrior,

explaining

during

Like a

roadmap

of

life,

Nevermore said he planned to sleeve arm with body art that represented all the things he's done that have led him down a bad road. "It will be things that I've done that most people would think are sins or bad his left

much

choices, but pretty

it's

made me

Feudal Japan, foot soldiers went barefoot

who

in battle.

done

"He was an underdog, people didn't think he was a good warrior," Nevermore said. "But they fought really hard for what they believed in." Fed up with family feuds at 15 and too

shouldn't forget so

of service.

wild for his old-fashioned grandparents

woman

Nevermore was living in balancing two jobs and going

burned my guardian demonic looking girl angel that I'd get a Nevermore said. "Kind that protects me,"

at 18,

school.

Nicknamed

his car, to

high

"Ugly," he used to

am," Nevermore

don't

make

the

same

"I

Nevermore added

to his right

figured since

a tattoo of a

arm.

I

victims of a wreck. While standing in the left lane pulling a woman from the

blade.

wreckage,

made him facing my samurai," Nevermore said. "My samurai is in a pose

ice

Nevermore

said, referring to the

forearms that stood for

left

and right and 'to

'loyaltv'

honor'.

are there for you."

City,

Nevermore pulled over

help the

After eight days in the hospital, the

woman

After receiving a large

sum

of

money

from insurance he and his friend loaded a U-Haul and headed back to Missouri.

was starting a new life, literally, beI was just getting back on my feet," Nevermore said. "I

cause

While traveling through Utah, Never-

more nudged his friend from sleep and told him what to expect when they ar-

anyone asked about them, he said

rived.

some

honor

name, I'm going

their pasts."

to

a drunken driver slid on black and struck Nevermore. The 65 mph impact left his right ankle broken, muscle damage to one of his legs and glass in his head and right arm.

they were virtues he believed in, and "everyone should be loyal to themselves and

If

He began work on

a chest piece that

started at his collarbone with a

woman's

"When we

get to Missouri,

and

I

get

contacts, I'm going to change

my

to

have

a

whole new

face,

He was unsure

and

torso.

he would ever settle down, but if he did, he planned to put his kids' profiles on his side and his wife's face in the palm of his hand. Nevermore said he used art to keep himself entertained when he found himself without family to support him. if

I did and what I'm Nevermore said. "Anything you like you want to keep close to you. So I keep it close and get the art. It will

"Art captures what

made up

of,"

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did.

His second day back. Nevermore decided to add to his body art collection.

ideas to cover his legs, arms

I

mistake twice." It began with his guardian angel on fire. Then, after a break from two years

There to protect him, as he said, three days after getting inked, his life dramatically changed. On U.S. Highway 169 near Kansas

two Kanji scripts on his

this

walker.

make

His friends were going off to college, so Nevermore prepared to join the Marine Corps. With a clean-cut look and crisp uniform. Nevermore said people treated him with more respect. Before Nevermore joined the Marines, he got a dragon on his left shoulder

out,"

And he

f-

he was living with abandoned him, so he made his way to California to stay with a friend. Nevermore said he felt his apartment was a prison, he rarely left because he was restricted to a wheelchair, or he forced himself to limp with a

that

"Things I've the character. Things I said.

of like a gargoyle, they look evil but they

with his swords drawn, he's ready to strike. And I put the dragon there and they're eyeballing each other. It's supposed to represent [the dragon] facing him down and [the samurai] is going to stand his ground." Nevermore said he felt that before his military makeover, he wasn't being true to himself because he was showing the world who he was through his outlandish lifestyle. He said with the permanence of a tattoo, he could never really change. "I planned on getting tattoos where no one could see them because they are mine, but I wanted two things that stood

buy a new wardrobe, man, I'm going to change." personality,

with hair as if it were blowing in the wind. He said he saw a lot of bad things men did to women, so he put it front and center to remind him. By the fourth day, Michael James Adams had shelled out $440 to become Draven Feo Nevermore. "I've always viewed the world a little different with customs and traditions," Nevermore said. "And I think when you hit a certain age, you should be able to pick your own name anyway; something that fits you more." He took Draven from a comic book character based off his favorite movie, The Crow. Feo was Spanish for ugly, his former nickname. He selected Nevermore because who he was, he said, he would be never more. Directly underneath the woman's face was the name Sheryl, the only person he had ever said I love you to. He said he got the tattoo after they broke up to remember and never regret. Under the lady on his collarbone were two Ravens facing each other. Like a mirror image. Nevermore said, they reminded him that if he thought one way, there was always another side to consider. Nevermore said he wanted the chest piece to be represent how he should live. Nevermore had a scattering of sketched

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just on the Missouri side Kansas City metro. Thrall was a fan of the Kansas City Royals. He also admired the Chiefs of the NFL and Mis-

of the

souri Tigers athletics. Thrall became interested in broadcasting at the age of seven and never grew out of it.

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got older,

I

wanted

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to do," Thrall said.

that

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I

fits

my personality more."

Thrall said.

behind the microphone

sounds of Mat-

thews. As time went bv, the more he listened to

was the voice giving

interest in the descriptive

With

baseball's story-driven style of

broadcasting. Thrall found comfort in doing the play-by-play over the airwaves.

Getting a head start his first week of his freshman year at the University, Thrall's first

broadcast job came via Maryville

High School football. As time went by, he became the voice of Bearcat Athletics.

Since then, the microphone hasn't

left

his grip.

graduated from the University in broadcasting and went on to work as a Thrall,

team in Kansas City, Kan. The move from NCAA sports

to

minoi

league baseball wasn't much of a chal-j lenge for Thrall, who said it was easier. "There's so much more information available to vou," Thrall said.

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own

talents to find his style.

many people as I can," "People say I have a lot oi Denny Matthews in me right now." An energetic baritone sound possessec in his voice for broadcasts, Thrall said his "I

listen to as

Thrall said.

was

all

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authentic.

was finished with school, but a hidden interest that many didn't know about could send Thrall back to the said he

University for his pilot's license. Thrall's voice flew high over the Kansas City air-

waves.

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With

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sharp pain in her back and

ing the potential season-ending

on her mind,

los-

match

Gena Lindsay masked

her

Her younger

played.

sister,

smashing impact

Emily, also

played for the University. During her childhood, Lindsay was

many

pain and pulled forward to bring her

active in as

team to Nationals. "Coach still brings that up," Lindsay said. "He uses it as an example. My opponent was up and minutes away from beating me and then 1 came back and beat her. The team qualified for Nation-

wasn't until junior high that Lindsay realizeci if she focused on tennis, she could excel. "I started beating people my freshman year," she said. "And I thought if 1 could work hard maybe I could play tennis in

It was a great moment." The most decorated women's tennis player in Bearcat history had more than a few matches to brag about.

college too."

als after that.

Among

a

long

list

of awards, Lindsay

was voted MI AA MVP for two years, listed on the ESPN the Magazine All American Academic team for two years, MIAA Woman of the Year in 2006 and ranked in the top 25 in doubles for two years. While it may seem she was born to be Lindsay wasn't so sure at she was ten, Lindsay broke her arm in gymnastics and her mom encouraged her to play a non-contact sport a tennis player, first.

When

like tennis. "I

really didn't

want

to,

but

my mom

forced me," Lindsay said.

Tennis had become a family sport she Her mom, dad and brothers all

said.

sports.

as five or six different

It

Lindsay looked Division

II

came down

at

both Division

I

and

colleges, but her last choice

lot

harder."

Lindsay thought about playing semiprofessional tennis upon graduating college, but decided it took too much time and dedication and realized she was more interested in teaching elementary education.

She said she would never take back her hectic schedule of planning ahead with teachers to make sure she turned all of her assignments in on time. To her, playing at the University made her grow as a tennis player

From the

to the University.

She knew several tennis players for the Bearcats and came up to visit with them and the coach and took a look at

first

and

as a person.

college

match

that

few matches were eye-opening. a completely different atmosphere," Lindsay said. "I was being thrown into three times more matches than in high school. And in high school there was a wide scope of talent where

brought feelings of excitement, nervousness, anxiety and fear, to not wanting to let her teammates down, Lindsay said she realized that her teammates and coaches would support her no matter what. "If it wasn't for my team, coach, GA, trainers and everyone that had an important role in tennis, I wouldn't have been nearly as successful," Lindsay said. "If it wasn't for that support, pushing me to do more, playing number one, I couldn't have done it. People believed in me and made me the person I am today." Writer Megan Crawford

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Lamkin Activity Center. "It was a little closer to home (St. Joseph, Mo.)," Lindsay said. "And one morning I woke up and just felt like I needed to come to Northwest." Used to small town action, she said her

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Derick Cunigan peeked his head out from behind the curtain, his palms started to sweat fter

*as he watched his competition, he stepped on the stage, microphone^n hand, his anxiety eased and he prepared to do what he loved to do since

" So I tried my best to good show. It just so happens

top four," he said. deliver a

it turned out in my favor." Bearcat Idol wasn't the first time Cunigan performed. He started singing as a

that

to the survivors.

high school he found himself in the midst of thousands of other hopeful singers when he tried out for

As

the

a senior in

TV show American

Idol.

Although

child in his church choir at home in St. Louis. He said both of his parents played

he didn't make it round, he said the experience he had was irreplaceable.

started sweating."

instruments and bought him a music set with different kinds of instruments as a child, including a miniature piano. With his family's background in music, Cunigan said afternoons spent cleaning

The nervousness didn't phase him, however, because thajt night Cunigan walked awav with the title as Bearcat

the house turned into a concert. "We would clean the house on Saturdays and we would pop in a CD and sing

childhood.

A

few of the contestants I couldn't t\en watch because it was so nerve A lecking," Cunigan said. "I would have

Idol, a

T\'

singing competition similar to the

and

Cunigan comall of them top

just

show American

Idol.

nine others; singers from previous weeks. With the competition stiff and not ix'ted against

knowing the words of his song until the .day of the show, Cunigan said he knew he had to belt it out to the best of his ability.

"It

was very close, even between the

clean," he said. "Sing

and

became a routine." Growing up Cunigan sang

clean.

It

for school

own music and performing at fund-raiser. He recalled being a sophomore in high school when he

choirs, started writing his

past the preliminary

"There were groups of people singing together, kind of like battling each other," Cunigan said. "It was amazing. It was like a music fair or convention." As a senior in college and graduation approaching, Cunigan's dream of singing never fizzled out. He said if the opportunity presented itself, he would take it. With talent scouts looking for new music artists in the Midwest, Cunigan said his time in the spotlight approached sooner

victims.

than he expected. "You will be hearing my name sometime soon," he said. "Maybe in the next year or two. We will see how that goes."B Writer Angela Smith

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for

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six years of his life

first

across the street from a

and next door

lab

City,

he lived

methamphetamine Kansas

to a prostitute in

Kan.

came

to realize

of

had on him.

effect this

Scott Bosley, his older sister

parent

how much and

his single

mom, moved to Gladstone, Mo., where

he attended high school. High school, he said, was "suck for me," he didn't have very many friends and had many "train-wreck" relationships. When he wasn't working 40-60 hours a

week

or going

he joined in his sister's drinking and drugging lifestyle. He said things began to look up for him his senior year. However, by the time he got to

to school

ways returned.

the Universitv, his old

me was women and drugs were like play

"College to alcohol

Bosley

prevalent,"

said.

"It's

the University doesn't say, but

land and so very

much

something it's

at

every

campus. It was unique for me because 1 only knew that through my sister and 1 got here and 1 was like OK." After his freshman year, he began to read

and

parts of the Bible

it

intrigued him, despite

amount

There's no or

women

and

of

drunkenness or drugs you anything

that will ever give

came

I

He

Later on, he

an

destructive lifestyle Conversation changes self-destri

summer

following his

freshman year he met up with an old friend, Kevin Garner, whom he hadn't seen in two years. Garner told Bosley a story about how he had found Jesus. "His story was so different than I had ever seen in anybody claiming that name before in my life," Bosley said. "There was just a life that

came out

to all of these

of

him

that couldn't

churches

I'd

been

to,

to all these fakes I'd seen. I

is doing their own thing. We are all upperclassmen and we are all just busy." Along with being an RA, he also got involved

in the ministry organization Navigators. He went on to become a student leader and hosted the Navigator Night where they worshiped in song and listened to speakers. Aside from his extracurricular activities, Bosley said he had several aspirations upon

Bosley said he would be a different kind

to realize the

"It's

better their

Tower

has

at

it's

a

bunch

of people that

look like their lives are picturesque and wasn't.

I

started to see

more and more

that

I

it

wasn't about that and there's a point where that lifestyle

is

empty. There's nothing in

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said.

meet with

when

pursuing a future, and so many

people come to college and do what He said he lived his life guided by

character of the freshmen a

it's

life

to

destructive lifestyle while being at college,;

which

Suites but said he discovered he liked the

you look

to interact

"How can I encourage them to not pursue this|

seen," Bosley said.

I had ever vou look at that and if people and you look at religion

how

and they have

not having gone to church much. "I compared it to everything that "If

life

from the

little bit better.

freshmen were harder

to

handle than

the upperclassmen. "Dieterich in a freshmen hall is like being on a speeding locomotive that you have nowhere where it's going and could derail at any moment," Bosley said. "Where the

I've

I

did."

God and

Bible.

"In the scriptures Paul says, to the

of

from his own experiences to help others cope with

theirs.

people were what mattered.

moved

mind getting

hall director pulling

with a rough

came

said he wouldn't

a two-year contract as a hall director.

from the beginning of that conversation he was instantly free from drinking, alcoholism and drugs. When he returned for his sophomore year, he said he was a completely different person and believed the sole reason was Jesus. He was hired to be a Resident Assistant in Dieterich Hall. He said he originally applied for the job because of the money and he

After two years, Bosley

He

graduating.

said

followed his friends, but

being in a nursing home

couldn't

Jesus."

He

like

compare

It was just wanted what he had and he said it

compare genuine.

was

is

so boring most of the time 'cause

it's

everyone

to realize that."

said during the

[Tower] Suites 'cause

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obtained perfection in essence.

not I

like,

press

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singing, dancing, playing guitar, reading her Bible

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At the Storm's home opener this season she returned a kick off for a touchdown, rushing 67 yards. She was awarded a "lightning bolt" bv her coaching staff for the impact her playing had on the game. Being the babv of the team, Stewart felt like

she was treated like the older

"They'll ask

me if need Chapstick or a I

they

water bottle, Stewart said. adopted me."

piaved on special teams. Stewart is in her second season with

cians.

Kansas Citv Storm and was one of the youngest players in the entire IWFL.

taught her about camaraderie. She never expected to enjov the friendships that

the

Stewart's

"It's like

team was full of women profrom attorneys and

fessionals, ranging

dance instructors It

"I'd like to

than anything how to relate people that are not like me," Stewart

me more to

said. "I love that."

When she wasn't commuting back and

players' kid.

lineman in the NFL. But she was the starting wide receiver of the Independent Women's Football League's Kansas Citv Storm. She was also the back-up cornerback and half times less than a tvpical

made on

her team. say that I've learned more about the sport of football, but honestly, I think being part of this team has taught

she

to hair

removal techni-

was these women who Stewart

around the Midwest for games, Stewart kept herself busv working a part-time job at Pizza Hut in Marwille, Mo., providing worship music for the Gamma Alpha Lambda sororitv and keeping up with her school forth for football practice or

work. said

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hung

in the

air.

bv 6:15 a.m., a new pot 'nwing and light cascading in a few vvinUnvs, Porterfield started his workday. I'orterfield's birth was facilitated by a In

his office

j

hidwife,

whose husband happened

to

on hand. Porterfield's parents hadn't hosen a name, so thev received a little K'lp from the midwife's husband. H'

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'

that

nobody

'\or named a kid after him," Porterfield aid. "And so mv daddy was Raymond md his name was Tillman, so they named no Raymond Tillman. But TiUie is what '\erybodv calls me out here." (In Porterfield's office on the northlastern edge of campus, he served as Hardscape Grounds Supervisor, ..he

'romoted in July 2006, he oversaw sidevalks, parking lots, roads, recycling and rash. With 63 parking lots and roads and sidewalks covering 370 acres, Porterfield elied on his work background and his mployees to be success. Using his 35 years farming and working in a sales barn dealing with livestock, Porterfield said he brought to his position rj;anization, a 'get the job

right' at-

and the knowledge he didn't know answer to every question. have a lot of goals and things I want get accomplished," he said. "I tell my

jtitude Ithe

I

ito

done

workers that

have

1

whaMerybody c^s me

a

new word

actually not in the dictionary.

1

that's like to

I call it; make things look better, organize it and kind of create a campus that we can be proud of." When he took over the position, Porterfield had learned from his background, he needed to set things up his way. "You have to create your own environment; you can't just accept the way ev-

'neatify,'

seemed to me took the job we just had little like when piles here and little piles there."

erything

is,"

he

said. "It

I

When

he took over,

street signs

were

scattered throughout the office. So he de-

down operations for a day and his crew built a wooden rack, rounded up the signs and put them in their new

cided to shut

home

in Porterfield's office.

Another lists.

ter

responding

phone

he brought with him were each morning af-

tool

He made them

his

to overnight e-mails

between cups of

calls in

Porterfield organized his crews,

on

also

hung

making

guess, this

I

1

we've accomplished. When my own kids have been gone four or five years, they're astonished at all that we've accomplished." As a student Porterfield left in 1961, after only three years. "I quit and went to farming, but played football here," Porterfield said. "And I was a sprinter, but no one wants to believe that now." Thirty-five years later, he was drawn back by his Bearcat ties, including his father who was a part-time student and an uncle who taught chemistry and phys1

ics.

After 11 years as a trash truck driver, moved up. As supervisor, he

on clipboards do odd jobs if

felt

they had spare time. "They don't have to hunt for me, they can just check the list and they have

something to do," Porterfield said. "They keep those checked off so I know where they're at. They seem to like it and I like it because it keeps me informed." Porterfield said he took pride in his workers and what they accomplished.

i

"1 want this University to look nice. want to be proud of it. enjoy bringing people here and showing them what

'Do-it' lists

to

but

Affairs.

Porterfield

workers

bit silly,

I

each member.

his walls for

may sound a

have Bearcat pride," he said. "I was a student at Northwest. have four kids who were students at Northwest. My son Kent was the former Vice President of Student

lists for

personalized task

He

and

coffee.

"I

out here'

he could really make a dent. Each morning he was the first man in the office, organizing and planning, getting ready to take on each day. "There have been a lot of things that are pretty gratifying in the 11 years I've been here; when I leave I hope that I've

contributed to the future here at Northwest." Writer

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with her sister in the summer of 2006. photo submitted by Jenny Rytting

hinking back

to her childhood,

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at the

recalled looking

memorabilia and special

treasures

her parents

collected

traveling.

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love for traveling inspired

lytting to see the world

one day.

A conference invitation in 2001 sparked opportunitv to be a part of a pilgrimde Compestella in Spain. "My sister and I looked over the route manv times," Rvtting said. "What we iidn't know was that the map wasn't topographical. Mv sister and I weren't iware that we would Be going through the mountains. We also didn't anticipate cold weather in July." The pair had to make their way through the cold mountains wearing summer clothes despite it being July, the hottest time of vear. Rvtting and her sister walked a total of 180 miles. The beginning of the trip started in Madrid, Spain and eventually made their way to Leon, Spain. :he

ige to Santiago

"The refugio in Leon was wonderful because it was run by a group of nuns," Rytting said. "They had a prayer service

and in the morning they fed us bread and hot chocolate. It was a nice that night

way

begin the trip." Rytting said one of the worst days was after it rained all day. "Nothing is worse than walking in wet to

socks.

That's

1

got the most horrible blisters. I I don't think 1 can

when thought

make it." To make

place to buy food but there wasn't. So we just going to deal with not having

were

dinner that night," Rytting said. "Fortunately, these scouts

offered

some

to

made gazpacho and

everyone

in the refugio."

When

the sisters had almost reached their destination, Rytting said thev saw the scouts ahead of them. "Once we started getting into the big city

and the bustle of it the excitement from there."

started to build

When

thev finally arrived at the

last

through discouraging times,

destination-the cathedral at Santiago de

Rytting said her sister began to sing

Compestella, Rytting said it was a mixture of excitement and relief. "Before the trip, I didn't know I could walk 180 miles, that's the biggest thing.

it

hymns. "Honestly,

I

was

tired

and sore and would I

didn't feel like singing-but she

sing a verse then

me One

got

through

would sing

it-it

really

memories during was when Rytting met a

of the fondest

the pilgrimage

group

I

it."

of

boy scouts.

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at this refugio and they were staving the night there as well. My sister and I thought there would be some-

When we we had

were

to do.

freezing but

I

I

cold,

was

we

really

learned

we

realized

what

worried about didn't have to

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icl^rji Adventurous professor t^ngs global '

There were dates and times and details that belonged to every Eastern European historian: revolutions, constitutions, Peter the Great. But then there are dates

and

times that be-

longed only to Richard Frucht. Dates like Jan. 30,

1970

at 7:42

p.m.

available.

was easy

to see that

many components that

into the

fit

made

imagined idea of what

a history professor tick, but

many more eccentricities made Frucht unique. He had never missed an episode of

on January

30,

at 7:42 in the evening. It's like

talk about B.C. and A.D., in terms of time. Whatever was before

that

I

don't care,

I

really don't care."

Suzanne described

their relation-

ship as a highly functioning team. "He's the high energy, over the top

kind of person that

always generating ideas, and things to do, and possibilities and potentials, and spinning off in space," she said. "So he pulls me along with that because that's not my is

A

career, that at the timt

competing

qualified applicant

for the very

few position

Thirty-two years later

it

seemed h

made a better choice up when he began to die

couldn't have

His eyes

lit

cuss his students and the impact the

there were

had on

that

students keep me young." His theory: He has been teachin the same age group, looking at th same facial complexions, for thirt years. So if the group he taught staye the same age year after year, "then

South Park, ever. Frucht's attic was filled with good moving boxes, because he and his wife moved 13 times during their first seven years of marriage.

Nevermind the

moved

hadn't

He went

fact that

they

and

profes-

that

all

sors

were skipping everything from

over to Russia and leaving One of the professors he questioned had concluded that "they were just a bunch of nutty people over there and it's not that ima big void inbetween.

portant."

semester at Baylor Univerhe had a western civilization class with Bob Reid. "The guy was magic; the guy was just great up there," Frucht said. "I realized about week three that he's havHis

first

sity in Texas,

ing a good time. You listen to him and you're like 'God he's great, and he's

life.

do."

He

to

of his instructors

his

"My

in 15 years.

Germany started

a teacher.

was flooded with

Frucht had

of his personality

eyes.

1970

I'

in a rut."

graduate school specializing in Eastern Europe, even though the only prior encounters he had had with that region were through private readings. Frucht said he earned his masters and Ph.D. in Eastern European culture for a very simple reason. "Everybody skipped it." Frucht realized by his junior year

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having a good time too?'" So Frucht contemplated becomin

cal

she took his glasses, refusing to give them back until he asked her out. On Monday they went on their first date. On Tuesday Frucht asked Suzanne Swafford to marry him, 96 hours later. "I was hooked," Fruct said. "I was gone. I've never seen anyone since. Since 36 years and counting, I don't see anybody, I don't notice anybody." The admiration reflected in his

"My world

classroom

and then I'm the practione that takes the ideas and keeps them on the ground, keeps them real. And so I keep him from spinning off in space, and he keeps me from being inclination,

It

That was the exact minute he met his wife, a moment he considered one of his biggest turning points, a moment that made him the person he was. "She walked in the door and I was gone," he said. It was a Friday evening and Frucht was an undergraduate, just barely eighteen, working on the student paper at a friend's dorm room. On Sunday they saw each other again and

warminjU

remembered

years ago

"about fiftee looked at m

my mother

growing up ar proud that no, he' never growing up, not if he can hel

and said you?'"

it

'you're never

And he

is

anyway. Frucht used the word shy

to d(

scribe himself.

"I'm an extroverted-introvert," said.

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garded professor. Sue compared him to a comedia on stage, a stage persona that use

humor and

relative stories to teac

the lessons of Russia's past. "I

found

this

because

I

always love

history," Frucht said. "I just love

wh;

what I'm doing. I have wonderful time, and they pay me." I

do.

love

I

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Down Syndrome and

Standing over six feet tall with fiery ed hair, he was easilv spotted from a disance. That is, if he wasn't already yellng, "What's up, dude?" to someone from he other end of campus. Up close, how!ver, his bright smile and hazel eyes with sparkle of green in them, reminded hose close to him of a great friendship. "If you ever need something, Keaton is Iwavs there," Dan Scheuler said. "When 50 to school here at the time, and he drove all the wav up to Nebraska to be there for me." To Guess, familv came first. But unlike most, he had not one, but three families. In addition to his immediate familv, the 21-vear-old created a

summer

Guess

traveled

from his hometown of Marwille, Mo., four hours awav to live at the Lake of the Ozarks every May and worked as a Program Coordinator at Wonderland Camp for the mentally and physically disabled.

five to

injuries

80 with

from car

accidents resided at the camp. "Being 15 I think working down there definitely

limself.

familv starting at age 15.

People ranging in age from

Guess

made me grow up

said. "I

grew up

quickly,"

really fast.

It

made

me appreciate life. It made me appreciate my abilities and other people's abilities." At the camp, he spent his days coordinating programs, listening to stories and developing great relationships with the campers. He recalled one little boy he met his first week on the job who he made an instant connection with, 7year-old Joey, who had Down Syndrome. said they spent all week together, playing games and getting to know each other. At the end of the week, however. Guess said he was faced with something he never thought would happen. "When his parents came and picked him up did not want to let him go," Guess said. "I was heartbroken. I cried. I cried like a little baby."

Guess

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To many of his friends back home, he was known as a leader as president of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. But some may not have realized his power by talk-

ing to him. the

men

He

in

insisted

it

wasn't him, but

the fraternity around

him

who

helped to shape the fraternity and kept things running. He described them, too, as a family and support system. A group of men he could always talk to and a shoulder to lean on,

showing

his

modesty and

selflessness as

well as his passion for the fraternity.

He voice

talked with a compassion in his

when mentioning

memwho was He said he

his family

bers, especially his sister, Jaclyn,

four years younger than him.

hoped

he, along with older brother Ryan, did their best to watch over Jaclyn. Family seemed to be his primary concern. At age 18, he and Ryan went and got matching tattoos on their left shoul-

der blades. It was two hands interconnected, symbolizing their two hands bonded together, and their sister's zodiac sign underneath, symbolizing their duty

watch over her. "I'm kind of a random, craTX guy," Guess said. "1 like to live without limits and go for my dreams." to

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Stuffed deep within the recesses of Wells Hall third floor, hidden amid the

strewn guts of dozens of machines, gad-

and

the University's chief video engineer. Will Murphy, had set up gets

parts,

office.

Dressed in loose fitting blue jeans, a green shirt and an old blue ball cap, his dress would lead one to presume this was not a man who was chained to a desk.

Murphy

exerted a kind of energy and

enthusiasm that easily

filled

whatever

He was

sign,

you can do this." Murphy's journey started at the University in 1999 when he began taking

getting his

classes.

had almost as many outlets as his office had spare parts. Foremost Murphy was the man behind the University's television. It was his job to keep all of the thousands of pieces of television-related equipment, worth $1.2 million, working at optimal levels.

cation,"

"Basically

and

Hall) es

it

it

usually

if it's

in this building (Wells

plugs in or bleeps and flash-

comes back

to

me," Murphy

said.

His entire schedule was dictated by department's Communication needs. Many of Murphy's days started

Mass

at 8 a.m.

and sometimes didn't end

until

He was majoring

but eventually fields.

life

combined

obtaining a master's degree from the Universitv in hopes of someday instructing introductory classes. "I don't want to teach advanced television production," he said. "I really like getting kids right when they come into the front door to show them that hey,

room he was in. It was the kind of vibe one got when in the presence of someone who truly loved his job, of someone who made his job their hobby. Murphy's

jack-of-all-trades

"As

much

felt

as

I

in

he needed

loved

it,

he

change

came

handyman. "And I'm very much

a miniature ver-

my father," Murphy said. When Murphy was a boy he was

sion of

stantly exploring

hands

con-

how things worked and dirty with his father.

"We were always working on

a

new

project, building toys because the ones

you buy from stores often weren't

enter-

taining enough."

into his future

They had developed one with a muzzle velocity of over 300 mph and a range of

by accident. One day he started TV studio upstairs and he bumped into Scott Duncan, the Universicalling

exploring the ty's

man who

come over communi-

gets a

said.

said he

produce a

Murphy's passion for building and rebuilding continued to be strong. His pet project that he and a friend were working on was some high-speed potato guns.

nobody

job in theater, so I decided to here to Wells Hall for speech

Murphy

theater,

to

to

could be best described as a tech wiz

video engineer at the time.

Duncan

if he wanted to know how some of the equipment functioned. Murphy agreed and it wasn't long before he was working part-time for Duncan.

asked Murphy

This eventually turned into a full-time internship his junior and senior years. His senior year an unexpected opportunitv arose for Murphy. Duncan's wife had relocated to Virginia and he approached Murphy with a question.

about 500 yards. In addition to propelling Ireland's sta-

ple food at speeds far greater than

what

Murphy had many

other

God

intended.

interests.

He

said he loved flying small planes

and was working on obtaining his pilot's license from a class at the University. He had also taken up a scuba diving course. Murphy also had another hobby on the side of his engineering job. "Motorcycles are kind of one of my hobbies," he said. "In my senior year (of

as

tually

Though things got pretty hectic at times. Murphy said he didn't let it bother him.

As a boy. Murphy played computer games his father had written for him long before the electronic game industry

high school) I found a motorcycle in an alley with a sign that said: motorcycle needs parts and tune up, title is under the seat, and then it had a price of $0 written in magic market, and free wast about my price range at the time." He took it home and rebuilt the motorcycle. It continued to run many years

existed.

later

after 2 a.m. or 3 a.m.

During any given day. Murphy was presented with a list of 15 or more things that went wrong and he had to knock off

many of those as he could before going home and doing it all again the next day.

"1

like

stress,"

Murphy

said.

"Stress

you prove to yourself what you can and cannot deal with." In addition to keeping the TV studio and the multimedia lab from imploding on themselves. Murphy assisted Mass Communication Instructor Matt Rouch in his Introduction to Broadcast Operations class, and he taught a freshman seminar with Maria McCrary. Teaching was one of Murphy's passions aside from tearing things apart to see what made them tick.

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His father was a farmer and was also one of the early pioneers in computer design for the Air Force in the 1970s. Murphy played computer games his father had written for him as a boy long before

VCR you see the spindle, the wires, the circuit boards and all the other individual parts that make that up," Murphy said. "Open it up and not be afraid of killing yourself ... Really being electrocuted

project, building toys because the ones you buy from stores often weren't enter-

the electronic

game industry

existed.

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O'Fallon,

ner-up overall and earned the Top Talent award dancing to Chicago's "I Can't Do It

Alone."

middle of an interview. You have to mean what you say." Farmer became more aware that, like a

in the

Farmer decided to business major, partially due

dress for the finale, pinned, clipped and primped to perfection, life was about pay-

her efforts in finding sponsors for her pageants. "I had to go around business-to-business and ask them to sponsor me money in exchange for advertisement," Farmer

ing attention to detail. From sequins to sparkles, satin to silk, detail in each competitor's appearance

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in

enroll as a

college.

to

phase me anymore." Farmer said this made her less shy and helped with other aspects of competition, like the vigorous interview process. She said the interview could make, or break, a contestant's chance for the crown. "Since I started doing pageants, I can

said. "It doesn't

honestly sav I've

become

a better per-

son," Farmer said. "The judges can

when someone

why I believe what you can't change your mind

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love to

own

a dress

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summer

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shop called Amore

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His first day in school wasn't about the alphabet or learning how to count. His first lesson was to run - run to save his life. Abraham Mayola's ID said he was 26, born on Jan. 1, 1981 but he was not sure. Born in Bor, Sudan, they didn't have birth certificates. Normally, the Sudanese would associate births with events like droughts or big harvests and so accurate dates were not kept. Mayola lost contact with his mother, who died before he could ask her in which season his was born. Mayola recalled the night his life changed forever. It was 1983 when explosions and flashes of

sub-machine

their village.

Political

fire

exploded

in

turmoil with the

Northern Arabs, who controlled some of the Sudan's main resources resulted in violence.

The Christian dominated south Sudanese received no help because of a conflict with their government. The Arabs gained control of revenue from the south which angered the Sudanese living there even further. Unproductive talks led Arabs unleashing their militia.

On

to the

Mayola said the militia came into the village and stole all the cattle and burned their village. Mayola and thousands of others fled in the dark this night,

of the night. Their journey led them more than 1,000 miles east to Ethiopia. Mayola's group reached Ethiopia in

1989, six years after they recalled of

left

home. He

the journey as hundreds died

hunger and

thirst as

they trekked the

desert terrain. At night, lions entered their

camp and mauled many refugees. Mayola said the weak and the old were behind to the will of the harsh desert environment. They survived on small portions of food and water. Ethiopia was a land of plenty, Mayola said. The Ethiopian president at the time was friends with the leaders of southern left

to

hope with

Sudan. So

consisted of teams from Sudan, Somalia,

until his

Ethiopia and Kenya.

for two years, he hosted refugees government was overthrown in 1991. With help from the United Nations Mayola and other refugees were sent to a

camp

No

refugee

was allowed out

of their

camps.

Most children in the Kenyan camps had no parents. Mayola remembered sharing a room with four other boys who had lost their parents.

Food was scarce and was brought in by U.N. planes. If it rained, refugees went without food because the planes couldn't land and the roads were impassable. It was the survival of Mayola's group

and their story that inspired the Emmynominated documentary film, "Lost Boys of Sudan" by Megan Mylan and Jon Shenk. Mayola refugee

first

attended

in 1992.

school

in

a

By 2000, he passed

the standardized test for high school.

It

his family.

Out

when they followed their herd to their fields in Kampala, Uganda. He spoke with ease and showed no emotion. But his smile said he would be fine, as his face lit up, talking to his roommate, Joseph McDevitt about how running out of Aladine money each semester before their next installment. to his siblings

Mayola said

his greatest

dream was

to

take care of his younger siblings and he

hoped "I

to

am

"When (that

I

I

send them to school. their dad and mom," he was working, I sent money.

said.

Now

am in school),

they are struggling." freshman, majoring in Clinical

a

Laboratory, Mayola said he faced "college"

kinds

problems

of

He

students.

said even deeper his family.

United States, started a series of three interviews that would change Mayola's

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Mayola and seven other "Lost Boys" New York on July 13, 2001. For the next two years he lived in San Marcos, Texas. Through Job Corps, a training program for 16-24 year-olds, he received his high school diploma and a Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate. He moved to Kansas City, Mo., to attend Penn Valley Community College and then

his

since

titles

younger brother, Bior Mayola took care of his other sister Nyiel Mayola Patch. Though they moved often, through a network of friends, Mayola could still talk

landed in

Pamela Harmon

transferrecl to the University.

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all

Mayola said he missed

in northern Kenya.

Mayola said Kenya was a tough place to live. By this time he had been separated from his family. The Kenyan government, weary of fighting in the north and claiming an influx of guns in its cities, set up tough rules.

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my personality,"

Bostwick said. "That's "That's the wav I've always been. I just want to be myself and be competitive." Bostwick, the longest tenured assistant coach completed his 13th season as defensive coordinator in 2006.

The Bearcats

finished at No. 2 for the second consecutive year, falling short of a third title.

But Bostwick built his style. After graduating from Nebraska Wesleyan University, Bostwick served as a defensive coordinator for five vears. He then moved to

Western Washington University. "That's something I'm pretty proud of," Bostwick said. "They had never made it to the playoffs, but we got there and won a game." After four years, Bostwick became interested in another position.

"Jim Svoboda called Mel [Tjeerdsma] and congratulated him about being

named head coach wick nator,

at

Northwest," Bost-

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said.

said yes."

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Svoboda mentioned Bostwick's name

as a possible candiciate for the defensive

coordinator position, but Tjeerdsma had

someone

else in mind. "They flew a guy up here for an interview," Bostwick said. "He was from around the Midwest, but his wife was from Texas. Well the dav they came up here, it was cold, about 10-below, and the

wife said no way." This paved the way for a friendship be-

tween Bostwick and Tjeerdsma. "We interviewed him and he's been here ever since," Tjeerdsma said. "We have a good relationship and I have the utmost respect for what he does and trust him completely with the defense." Bostwick said they made an odd pair. "I'm Mel's balance," Bostwick said. "He's more quiet and reserved, but it works well." Tjeerdsma's calm demeanor, coupled with Bostwick, showed stark contrast. Bostwick liked to push players' buttons, while Tjeerdsma was more likely to pick up trash on his way back from practice. But these differing attitudes also developed countless AU-Americans. One of those was defensive end Ryan Waters. "We've definitely gotten into it before,"

Waters said. "I would take offense to it sometimes, but I know he means good But he can get pretty pissed." Waters said Bostwick's attitude helped him become a better player, but he said he'd also remember him for more. "I thought he was goofy," Waters said. "The more I got to know him, though, the

more respect

I had for him." Preparation was something Bostwick possessed that he hoped would rub off on his players. He started preparing for the next opponent the day after a game. "As of August, 1 don't get a dav off until Christmas," Bostwick said. "So after the season, I try to relax a little bit." After football ended, Bostwick focused

on

his large family.

"If

wick

the players ever said. "I tell

them

come

over," Bost-

this is

good

birth

control."

Rumors

floated about Bostwick leav-

ing Maryville, but he liked his home and wanted a chance to make his voice heard

another championship game. "We've built something special here and a lot of people want to be a part of it," Bostwick said. "We're all Bearcats." in


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who went

girl

to her elderly neighbor's

him why he was mowing "I

just liked

house

to

over

ask

his lawn.

people," Daley said.

"1

wanted to talk to everyone. I just walked up and started talking." Looking for a radio internship close to home, Daley applied at KFRX in Lincoln, Neb., and was hired without ever inter-

Cunence

Daley said her experience with X106 reimpressed her boss and even earned her a job offer. She declined because that would have meant she had to quit school, the very place that prepared her for the ally

job.

"He was baffled because I knew the production programs and how to run the boards," Daley said. Initially Daley wanted to be in journalism or music, she said her witty personality made her a good on-air voice. "I'm very loud, pretty sarcastic, not easily

embarrassed and

1

don't care what

"My sarcasm can and can come off as

viewing.

people think," she said.

While some interns were in charge of and making copies, Daley was put on-air several times. She described her experience with one of the show's hosts

get out of control

coffee

bitchy or rude; really people just have to know me to know I am joking around."

as great.

calling her 'evil intern' because of her

"Shannon

is

just this tiny

an, but she

is

really loud

ated," Daley said.

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together."

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At KFRX, a top 40 station, they started sarcastic nature,

Daley

said.

As part

of

her internship she helped with the morning drive show and even generated ideas for special promotions. Something Daley

also attributed to her experience in the

broadcasting department. She helped create the "Tuition Mission, School Bus Survivor" challenge. The winner was paid a full semester of tuition at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln if they could stay on a school bus for the longest amount of time. When she wasn't hard at work studying or promoting at local businesses in Maryville, Mo., Daley could be found going on family vacations. It didn't matter whether she was dreaming about working for a musical on Broadway, cooking smores in her mi-

crowave or listening

to

The Red Hot

Chili

Peppers, Daley's main passion remained behind the closed door with the red, lit up on-air sign above it. "Radio is the perfect career for me," Daley said. "I just love talking to people."

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The last cubicle on the right was an by 6' rectangle Krista Busacker called home. 8'

On

an average weekday, not including classes, Busacker said she spent six to seven hours working in her studio, a room wth drawings and paintings hung on the wall. A wooden table on the left side was splattered with a rainbow of oil paint smears and dots. Growing up, Busacker said she and her two younger sisters were taught the importance of hardwork from their parents and that it had shaped who she had become. Busacker explained that her mom dropped out of college early and settled with a job as a travel agent. She soon discovered forgoing education may not have been the best venue because the demand for that job ceased with the onset of hiternet. Busacker said her mother made sure to encourage her to continue with her education. Her father was also laid off. Busacker said this forced her and her sisters to go out and find jobs. "You have to earn what you get," Busacker said. "It's my life and I have to do it, nobody is going to do it for me." So she decided to continue her education and headed to the University. With little money in savings and her

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parents struggling with their own finances, Busacker said she knew it was going to take a lot of work and time management to succeed. For the first two years at the University, Busacker received the American Dream Grant. Students qualifying for the grant

enjoyed.

came from

lection of artwork for her portfolio she'd

families

with incomes of paid all college ex-

$30,000 or less and it penses for two years. To cover the remaining costs, Busacker took out private loans and worked a se-

on-campus

ries of "I

felt

jobs.

that having to

pay

for certain

things on my own has been more of a good thing then a bad thing," Busacker said. "I'm more self-dependant. It's motivated

me

to

expect so

much more

out

of myself."

Art was something she said she had always enjoyed. Her admiration started at the age of ten when she took classes at the Windsong Gallery in Ralston, Neb. Busacker said when she was in junior high, she learned the difference between the art you see in a gallery and art you do for fun, such as doodling. "As a kid you sit there and don't really think about what you're drawing," Busacker said. "You have to think about composition, it's not something you sit

down

to color."

Her emphasis was painting and printmaking, but with her major, she was required to take a course in every study of art. This allowed her to do what she really

"I

really

my

like

figured drawings,"

Busacker said. "I've always been attracted to people ever since I was younger. I've just always loved drawing the human form."

She was working on building up have to present

at the

a col-

time of gradua-

tion.

Busacker said she chose fine arts because she wanted a job she would enjoy going to every day and not get bored with Her eyes lit up when she talked about s future in teaching.

learning

"I like

new

things

and

explor-

ing and then passing that knowledge or to other people," Busacker said.

She said she because

it

rarely took personal dayj

made

her feel like she was

be-

hind. "I think in the end it will pay off anc hopefully I'll be able to work as a profes sor," Busacker said. "This field has be come very competitive, if I get the job

want

to do,

I

would view

it

as

an accom

plishment."

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The roar from Bearcat stadium rose and over the campus and washed over Shuhei Sano who sat quietly by himself in the South Complex parking lot. Sano had a ticket to get in, but couldn't

he had once adapted to

bring himself to go. Instead, he found refuge outside the stadium and watched through the fence surrounding the

each other, like you say 'Hi,' or 'What's up' or whatever even though you don't know them," he said. "I really like that fact. Also, it's kind of funny, but it was hard for me to hug people at first. Back home when we greet each other we shake hands and bow." But Sano said his arrival wasn't all uncomfortable and different to him because

fell

game.

A

year

much

Sano found himself

later,

different setting for his

in a

game

first

of the season. The small Japanese man found himself crammed into the Green House cheering section with his friends. "That made me happy because I was in it, unlike last year when I sat by myself quietly," Sano said. "I think that kind of

how

adapted." Sano came to Maryville in the summer of 2004 and eventually became the Diversity Assistant for Residential Life. But college wasn't his first time in the

describes

I

He lived for four years in Doathen, when his father's job moved his famthere. He spent his second through

U.S. Ala. ily

sixth grade years in the

American school

system, but Sano felt he didn't take advantage of his opportunity. "I was embarrassed to ask questions

and

stuff,"

Sano

know what my

said.

said yes. So after

back and was kind

felt

"Even

if

I

didn't

friends were saying,

that

I

just

came back, 1 thought was not a good thing. I

I

"I

Sano

all

over

really

said

like

a pair of students

make him

feel

the

way people

came

to greet

greet

him and

welcome.

"1 was all nervous, but these guys came and talked to me and that made me comfortable," he said. "That was a big thing to me. So once I got used to things, I kind

now, maybe it's my turn to do what thev did for me." So Sano was hired as the DIVA. His job included newsletters, bulletin boards and diversity programming once a month with a campus activity each semester. "I get to interact with the residents and I get to know them," Sano said. "I like the fact that we get to have fun and spend time together, but sometimes I learn from them. Instead of trying to help them out, I also learn how to view things differently and sometimes those things help of started to feel that

me

of a fool."

hit

Americans were much more free with their opinions, but were also much more friendlv and inviting. again.

At the end of high school, Sano challenged himself to leave his comfort zone, relearn English and return to America to study rather than go to a Japanese college.

Sano also helped Team. At first he wanted to be involved with something familiar, but becoming the leader, he said

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it

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many

him

th

Sano said he

sav

different ways, giving

ability to serve others,

major changes in his

own

made me grow

a lot

life.

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be

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a

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I

had

to step

up

a

little bit.'

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per to see his name know he'd one day write three books and in print,

little

did he

His other two books, "On Being Dad" and "A Small Town," were compiled humor columns he wrote as well as his own

no matter the

shouk

topic, every story

focus on people.

"Each one of those

stories

is

abou

affects people

experiences of being a father. Offutt wrote in other ways whether it was for a newspaper near his hometown of Orrick, Mo., or signing his name on checks as the mayor for Orrick. He said his two terms as mayor were nice and he felt his experience in journalism helped him deal with the press. "I dare say that I was the only mayor in the state of Missouri who would come

people," Offutt said.

into his

Offutt said he pitched an idea to "Missouri Life" magazine about doing a story

city hall at midnight to sign checks for the next day listening to Iron Maiden on the way, probably the only

dates he was up against. "He doesn't come across as someom who just 'talks big' all the time and wha

on haunted places in Missouri. Offutt said he was alone a lot as a child, which may have affected his "being into

one," Offutt said. While his desire for writing continued, Offutt also had another dream that al-

he talked about was newspaper relatec and I thought journalism students wil

the weird." The idea later spun into "Haunted Missouri," a 32-chapter book that came out in May 2007. He spent nearly a year and

most didn't become reality. He wanted to become an English teacher, but it was put

a series of humor columns.

Mass communication Instructor Jason Offutt began writing short stories at age 10 and could always remember wanting to write novels.

"That summer, when I was 10, I went through all 26 of Edgar Rice Burrow's "Tarzan" books," Offutt said. "And 1 wanted to write things like that." After many years of honing his skills, that

dream came

a half

true.

exploring and researching haunted

places in Missouri. places to

wanted the "haunted" have some historical value and

be open

to the public so readers

Offutt said he

visit

them

could

after they read the book.

So he set out on his journey to explore everything from cemeteries, to houses and caves. Offutt said he encountered a few weird things along the way. He recalled one from Yeater Hall in Warrensburg, Mo., and the Lemp Mansion in St. Louis.

"They both happened in the summer time and neither building was air conditioned," Offutt said.

"It

was

in the

mid

90 degrees in both of these places when I was there and I was just sweating to death. In both of these places I walked into a spot that was so cold I immediately stopped sweating and goose pimples broke out. I have absolutely no explanation for it whatsoever."

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to a halt

when

professor told

his high school English

him he

didn't think Offutt

could do it. But he did and found himself University in search of a job.

certain ways, so

"It

you want

to

dience or your readers how that issue affecting people. If you don't put a fact on a story, people aren't gonna care tha much about it." Assistant Professor Jody Strauch saic she felt his dedication to the industry anc experience in the newsroom were wha set Offutt apart from the other candi ii

get into that," Strauch said.

Scott Levine said he

would

rate Offut

as a teacher very well because of his expe

rience in the journalism field

made

and

that

hi

students apply what they learnec

in class. at the

"I'd rate him "He makes you

pretty high, Levine said actually apply

arriving at the University, Offutt

telling you.

He makes you

found that the person he would be replacing was Matthew Bosisio, one of his first editors. Bosisio had just opened doors for

a lead or a

little story.

Upon

ir

show the au

him to see his dream become reality. As he sat tapping his pen on his desk, he recalled why he wanted experience in the business prior to teaching. "One of the problems that I had when I was in college was that a number of my instructors had graduated from college, graduated from grad. school, got their Ph.D.s and had never actually worked in the business," Offutt said. "So I told myself that I would work in the business long enough to where I thought I could get enough experience that would actu-

me

what

he';

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that he's acutally

is

and done it. As him pretty high

a

just for the fact that h(

has experience and that he makes yoi " apply what he's telling you to do. Through all of his experiences in jour nalism, Offutt realized that teaching wa: what he wanted to do. He said, like any one who worked hard pursuing a dream "it's

fantastic."

He

gave some advice to those

who

as

pired to chase their dreams one day. "Do what you want to do," Offutt said "Don't listen to anybody because I did list ten to

somebody and

didn't get

my Eng

teaching degree. Regrets suck."

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to

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of

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mom. Messing with his strong family ties was the one thing that got Omon heated. Aside from that, he had a demeanor not

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as a

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A tall and tanned college student walked out of Dieterich Hall wearing a black and white Rock Port High School weight lifting T-shirt with a skull and crossbones, a bandana around his head and a black cast on his left wrist. "The first time I ever met Corv Stanton I was scared to death of him," Seth Wooderson

said.

"He

just scared the shit

out of me."

Dec. 22, 2004, Stanton died in a car crash. He was a sophomore. Stanton plaved football for the University and

manv people his friends Wooderson and Marcus Muhs said. befriended so

"He wasn't like anyone I'd ever met before," Wooderson said. "He was always about having fun. He alwavs tried

Ihis

hardest at whatever he did- football,

school and drinking.

He was

a

good

guy.

He'd do anvthing for you. As long as you would listen to his crazy ass ideas, he would be vour best friend." Muhs said Stanton had alwavs talked about throwing a circus-themed party, but never did before his death.

"He wanted animals, alcohol and games," Muhs said. Four months after his death, Muhs, Wooderson and other friends decided to host StantonStock I in their friend's memorv. Thev decided on April for the date because it was two weeks after spring break and it was warming up outside, Muhs said. Although they were unable to get animals, thev still had plenty Corv had been here, there would have been animals at his partv," Muhs said. "He would have found a way. And he would have been at our house before anyone else even woke up. He would have been readv to go." The partv included ten kegs of beer, 12 gallons of jungle juice, a jumping pit, a live DJ, a cotton candy machine, popcorn, snow cones and a babv pool filled with chocolate pudding. Over 300 people at"If

tended StantonStock I. "Basically everything you could ever said.

at a

tion of ordering StantonStock T-shirts.

Friends designed the shirt the first year using the Wood Stock symbol, which in-

cluded a guitar and bird. "The best part about those shirts was the quote on the back of them," Wooderson said. "It said 'the best thing to come

Northwest since Bobby Bearcat.'" With the success of the first party, Muhs and Wooderson decided to make it

good party was

there,"

an annual event. More than 500 people attended StantonStock II, Muhs said. As the day carried on and people became more intoxicated, water balloon fights and pudding wrestling ensued. What started as a tribute for Stanton turned into people just partying, Wooderson said. "This year (2007) it will be different, it will be at a bar and it will be more of a tribute to him," Wooderson said. "There will be a band, "Playing With Matches", on stage letting everyone know what it's all about. It will be fun. I'm not talking a candlelit service. I just want people to know it's about him and not just a big party."

People wouldn't have gotten the point of StantonStock without first hearing a few stories about Stanton, Muhs said. One time when walking back to Stanton's truck after hanging out with a friend all night, they ran into a guy that asked them 'if they were straight' Muhs said.

"We

of other activities at the event.

want

People were given name badges that went around their necks and had the op-

to

On

I

with a party that never ends

Muhs

went 'yeah man, and got in and I looked at each other and asked, 'did that guy just ask us if we needed a ride or if we were gay,'" just

the truck. Stanton

Muhs

said.

Described by friends as crazy, funny and an all-around good time, Muhs recalled his craziest Stanton story.

"He goes down to the bathroom," said. "And he comes back and his

Muhs

soaking wet, just dripping wet and he's laughing and he's kind of dazed and I said, 'Stanton, what in the hell happened?' And he goes 'Muhs, you'll never hair

is

just

believe

goes

'I

what just happened to me.' He was taking a crap and I washed

my hands and

and look in the had a piece of chip in my hair or something like that and brushed my hair to get it out and went to smell it, and it was poop.' Two o'clock on a Friday night and he had to wash poop out of his hair." When they got out of classes one day, Stanton suggested that he and his friends go play pool at his house. Stanton had just won the pool table and ended up finding $50 in his room. After taking a shot of vodka after evmirror and

I

all

that

thought

I

I

1

1

ery shot of pool, he decided to treat his friends to La Bonita's.

"He (Stanton)

said 'I want you guys to be going to order us some beers,'" Wooderson said. "The waitress walked up and asked, 'what'll you have?' Cory goes 'yeah can I get four Busch Lights?' The waitress then asked for his ID and he hands it to her. She looks at it and goes, 'Oh I'm sorry, you're not 21,' like she was breaking the news to him. And he said "'Oh well, it was worth a shot, just bring us some waters.'" cool, I'm

Wooderson said his funniest memory was one time when Stanton

of Stanton

shoved three-fourths of an apple pie in mouth and then spit it on him. Wooderson said at first he was mad, but he soon forgot about it. "Cory came over the next day and he came up to my room," Wooderson said. "I smiled at him and he said 'What are you doing? You're not mad at me?' I said 'no man, you were blacked out and it was last night, I'm over it.' Cory then got pissed at me because I wasn't pissed at him for his

spitting in

my face."

While the stories described his nightlife and vivacious personality, Wooderson said that Stanton had so many friends that many didn't know one another. Muhs and Wooderson said that stories could only express so much about how Stanton impacted the lives of everybody around him. In the words of Muhs, 'you just have to

be there.' Writer

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Saddam

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Hussein

mean when he

caught that was sort of a hairy situation a

got

lot of

he should have been tried in the International Courts like we did with the Yugoslavian people

same time we also feel that it was government and people to decide to so I don't know.

to the Iraqi

Sara Chamberlain:

don't feel like there

I

was

re-

was any other solution I mean that was kind of what they decided. It was pretty predictable in terms of what had happened.

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like

Iraq split despite hanging of country's former dictator

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much,

that there

Dec. 30, 2006, Iraq's history was altered with the execution

Saddam

CNN

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Hussein, the dictator for 24 years. political analysts

proclaimed the event a big step in the

re-jl

surrounded the event, as a crude" leader being taunted by his executioners. former the video showed Hussein sentenced to hanging. Iraq'^ saw conviction guiltv A Nov. 5 building efforts. But, controversy

its head in response. CNN reported singing, chanting be seen all over the country. But bombings killedi dancing could and of Hussein's death. announcement after the hours 68 Gunmen and revelers took to the streets demonstrating with angeijj or joy, proclaiming their version of justice. In Bahgdad, officials of thd new Iraqi government celebrated. In Tikrit, one of Hussein's formeil

division reared

j

strongholds, he

was

called a martyr

and

a holy warrior.

"I'm not saying his death wasn't needed, because he

and

Cody Toombs

cruel to his people," student

was a

dictatoil

said. "But will

it

an effect on the outcome of the

Nicole Root:

I

sion though.

am glad

that they did reach a conclu-

They did make the decision and they carried

it

out in the Iraqi courts.

war, that

don't think so."

I

Many media

Husan accomplishment, but also magnified the civil war beginning in the outlets said

sein's execution served as

country.

Wes

Lewis:

I

think everybody

knew it was coming

because he was the laughingstock of the Middle East

and

after the

Gulf

where he went he world's view.

It

War he

lost.

I

lost all clout

don't think

and every-

affected the

it

Daily reports from Iraq brought

news

in Iraq.

bombs and

on

"Based

what

he'd

Lewis: are

It

didn't really surprise me,

you going

already?

I

to

mean,

do when your back

that's the only

tention from the U.S. or

dramatic like that. Look tion because they are rea, they're

way

anybody

is

I

mean what

is

in a corner

world

to get

to

at-

do something

at Africa they don't get atten-

no

threat.

Whereas North Ko-

not really a threat but they have nuclear

weapons

as a

Nicole Root: You look

come

talk to

me, I'm here.

at the big countries;

have something

they

all

it

for attention, like look at

Yeah,

it

just

seems

like

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protests from world

of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty. to participate in six-nation talks to

nuclear standoff with the United States,

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hello.

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end

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South Korea, China, japan

said he thought the testing

was

a cry for help.

world attention from "That's (testing weapons) the like that," he said. dramatic something the US or anybody is to do weapons as nuclear they have threat, but "North Korea's not really a only way

come

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North Korea threatened it may use nuclear weapons to combat what it described as a hostile threat from the United States. After the United States accused North Korea of developing a secret nuclear weapons program, tensions escalated. North Korea restarted a mothballed nuclear power station, threw out inspectors from the United Nation's International Atomic Energy Agency and pulled out

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and Russia.

life

Sara Chamberlain:

it,

helps the war

The country agreed like that.

done

he deserved

for his people,

against the insurgency,"

Wes

and

Shiites.

just don't think

North Korean weapons

fight-

Islamic groups, the Sunnis

might have made him a martyr in

some people's eyes

car

of

ing between the two prominent

talk to |

me, I'm here."

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to get


2006-07

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CNN,

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British

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we brought something to drink in the made us toss that because they declared my flight as high risk," Drew Zimmerman said. "So, it was understandable, but

could be

These included prescription medicines and babv milk, but were subject to screenings to

all

wallets, glasses

sealed in a transparent plastic bag.

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ion that could ignite

banned

United States so that each

baggage through the security checkpoint, according to tripadvisor.com.

airline

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passenger could only carry one item of cabin

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airlines

lot."

Angela Smith

1

debate

Iran's nuclear

Sanctions threatened for research

When

was suspected

of producing weapons. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said his country was only using it to produce power. According to nytimes.com, the U.N. SecuIran

uranium

for

nuclear

Council gave Iran until Feb. 21,

rity

to halt

uranium enrichment, fearing the real reason for the uranium enrichment was for the use of atomic bombs. They went against U.N. sanctions and did not halt their activity, USA Today reported. "I

think we should definitely be concerned,"

Megan Weiss

student

said.

right to think they are using

4 United Nations Debel,

aid

convoy brought the

first

shipment of food and medicine

in

Israel

uranium

weapons, until we investigate do much." Writer Megan Crawford

clear

Aug. 2006, to the village of

southern Lebanon. Residents were unable to leave because of ongoing fighting between

in

"We have

we

and Hez-

bollah guerrillas. (Paul Assaker/MCT)

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in

Rwanda

Violence on African continent causes second case of genocide in 15 years After

the

Rwandan

icide of 1994, the

Geno-

United Nations

would not let ethnic cleansing happen again. By the end of 2006, it became promised

it

apparent another African nic

group had

eth-

fallen subject to

cleansing in the Darfur region of

despite

ing their starving region.

about genocide spilling across

The Washington Post reported the Sudanese government provided money and assistance to

the border, following the estimat-

ed 200,000 refugees from Darfur. "Obviously what's going on is

the Janjaweed.

horrible," Josh

the Sudan.

In early 2007, the

when

Darfur prevailed

were at odds with the Sudanese government. They alleged the government for neglect-

Inaction

nic group,

BBC

reported

the

in

U.N.,

neighboring

"I

warning the

country

of

Thompson

Chad

said.

think that for an international

Darfur refugees claims that gov-

community we're so concerned

group madic Arab tribes in the Sudan, began to raid villages in Darfur, which translates literallv to the

ernment

about people dieing under dic-

home

at

Violence started in 2003 the Janjaweed, a

I

The

of no-

of the Furs.

Furs, a black African eth-

were often followed bv Janjaweed raids. The BBC also reported U.S. researchers put the number of dead air

strikes

"no fewer than 200,000," but

estimates put

it

around 400,000.

tatorships elsewhere,

appalling that tion to

we

something

|

think

that's so

bigger."

Writer

1

its

don't pay atten-

Trevor Hayes

much

Refugees from the

Darfur region of Su-

Gaga Refugee more refugees arrived each week as they tried to escape the violence on the Chad-Sudan dan wait

Camp

in

for rations at the

eastern Chad. Hundreds

border. (Shashank Bengali/KRT)

WORU dJ383


Your take on: Bush and Iraq Parke Stevens:

I

we should send more

think

troops

over there actually, just go ahead and get out of their

way. Don't repeat and pull out like

non

Down

in '82.

If

you look

we

Hawk

Somalia, the Black

at

incident they actually killed a couple of Ameri-

2006 election ends 12 years of Republican dominance Many

were on the Nov. 2006 election ballots. One of tht was the possible take-over of the Democratic Party in Representatives and U.S. Senate for the first time in 12

topics

biggest subjects

the

House

of

years, according to

Clinton saying lets pull out.

we might

do

as well

it

If

see President

I

we're going to be over

some-

right, at least settle

thing instead of pulling out and looking like

we

got

Amanda Hanson: troops

we just made

a

are there.

we don't send more mess and we didn't finish the

feel like

I

we

to take six seats in the

CNN.com and

Senate from the republi-

the final results gave the democrats

more than 27 out of the 50 seats. As of 6 a.m. Nov. 8, the democrats had taken control of 234 of the House seats while the republicans held 201, according to an

MSNBC.com

article.

They picked up more than two dozen Republican-held House seats without losing any of their own, putting Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif into position, according to an article on washingtonpost.com Student Ryan Kruecker said he was pleased with the results. "I'm happy to see Missouri and the rest of the country take a more liberal approach in choosing government officials and policies," Kue.

whooped by a country that no one knows about other than

CNN.com.

Democrats needed cans, according to

cans at one time and the next day

there

did in Leba-

Democrats take Congress

if

We went over there and screwed things up even more and then just to leave? We need to at least come

cker said. "Things are going to change, hopefully for the better."

Writer

Cassie Hunter

I

mess.

some

to

we

sort of conclusion since

Foley resigns from House

started this.

Scandal with Congressional page ends Rep.'s term

Democrats take over Amanda Hanson: I'm happy the Democrats took over at least two branches, but

going to get a whole

wage which

is

lot

I

don't think they're

done, they did pass

awesome. The

power

fact that

minimum

Bush

is still

sort of sucks for

in

them.

House Republican Mark Foley,

R-Fla., resigned after it was sexually explicit messages with a exchanging discovered he had been abcnews.com, the boy was formally a 16-year-old boy. According to

Six-term

Congressional page in Foley's Foley, 52, issued

office.

an apology

for letting

down

his family

and

con-

stituents six weeks before congres-

sional elections. Foley's departure

sent republicans scrambling for a

replacement candidate.

Amanda Hanson: Bush can still veto stuff right?

"I

think

that

it

is

disgust-

would

ing that a congressman

be fooling around with teenage

Parke Stevens: Yeah he can veto overturned, 2/3 vote shut

ment

better because

is

down.

it

stuff

but

can be

it

A divided govern-

more people are represented and more things get done.

Amanda Hanson: As a democrat, when the repubUcans were in control of nothing time

if

happen

I

care about

is

all

getting

the Democrats are

too.

Maybe

three

all

there's a

I

felt

completely like

done and

in

at the

power then

huge majority

same

that can

of

Repub-

licans that feel their concerns aren't being met.

not good that our country

is

so divided into two

It's

main

Young said. "I don't know how that would go unnoticed for so long and why no boys," student Joey

one said anything sooner." Foley also engaged in a series of instant messages with current and former pages, all male. He often asked the boys to send pictures of themselves to him.

abcnews.com According to chairman of the MissFoley was Children's CauExploited ing and cus.

He

introduced legislation in

July 2006

left

on some

fits

into one.

I

lean

issues, but not necessarily others.

He

also sponsored legis-

lation designed to protect

from abuse and neglect. Writer

284|s/ilN(-W*'?

from

exploitation by adults over the Internet.

categories because not everyone

to protect children

[

Kylie Guier

minors

House Republican Mark Foley from

office after six terms. Foley

duced

resigned

had

legislation to protect ctiildren

internet exploitation during his time fice.

It

was

later

pro-

from in

of

discovered that Foley had

inappropriate e-mail conversations with

pages from

his office. (KRT565-April 5) Rep.

Mark Foley (R-FU16th).

(KRT)


A recap of 2006-07

Progess of Stem Cell halted

Rumsfeld resigns

President's

Lack of success in Iraqi war policy provokes change Iraq,

in

according

Robert Gates, President of Texas

U.S.

Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsbefore a Senate committee on

Capitol

in

Hill

Aug, 2006,

in

Washington,

DC. Rumsfeld resigned from his position im Nov. 2006. (Mauricio Rubio/MCT) (US

;JSIRAQ-C0NGRESS 4 MCT)

On peorge

and former director of the CIA. Gates was also a member of the Iraq Study Group (a bipartisan panel that was making recommendations to Bush on how to proceed in Iraq) found at CNN. Bush thought his experience would help Gates produce new ideas to accomplish Ameri-

Bush announced SecDefense Donald Rums-

VV.

retary of

because

will

it

of

Gates'

stating

he will be a tough act

to follow,"

ABC News.

according to

that

Seven-

Rumsfeld served the Secretary of Defense since

t\'-four-year-old

as

fan. 20, 2001.

midterm elections, the results were that America was disappointed with the war After the

Pelosi takes

first

"Hopefully have

For the

er of the

time in history,

first

a

elected as the Speak-

House

in the

November

2006 elections.

Nancy

Pelosi,

D-Calif.,

took

over the position effective Jan. 2007.

1,

Democrats celebrated the

historic election

of the

while the weight

Republicans' powerless-

ness sunk in after 12 years of

an article in Washington Times. .According to an article in the W ashington Post, she had numerous plans once in office including enactingall the recommendations .made bv the commission that in-

Charla Costello

She also wanted

to

to $7.25

our decent society needs to

Disease, Fox believed research-

It

re-

ers could pinpoint the cause of

in

the

November

passed an amend-

Parkinson's and uncover a cure

within our lifetime.

Student Daniel Yates

felt

the

debate should continue.

stem

"Rather than swatting the

research in the state, while

whole thing down and ignor-

allowing

certain

banning human clonan issue with the amend-

clearly

ing the debate,

ing,

Yates said.

"It

let

it

continue,"

wasn't that this

amendment passed something

am

in favor of

"I

would rather do research

ability to

radical they hadn't before,

it

was that this amendment made what was legal already." B Writer

|

Megan Crawford

women

step for first

ease in 1991.

According to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's

have the

female Speaker

and hour, cut the

interest rates

of student loans in half

and

al-

low the government to negotiate directly with the pharmaceutical companies for lower drug prices for Medicare patients. Political

Science

professor

Brian Hesse said Pelosi marked a milestone in

becoming the

first

female Speaker of the House.

However, he said the obstacle

minimum wage

the hope of finding

Paul Klute said. |

hu-

stem cell research," University employee

H

Writer

innocent

crosses a moral boundary that

"I

in Iraq

was keeping the

raise the

of

ment.

new ideas that

the

'Sept. 11, 2001.

life in

cell

a

control, according to

jvestigated the terrorist attacks of

man

ment

and bring everyone home," McKenzie

Democratic takeover crowns woman was

would make

speed up the war

said.

taking

Bush and

good replacement. will

stem cell research. Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson's Dis-

the

elections,

of Defense that he

Famous

residents to vote in favor of

it

souri residents disagreed with

Sarah McKenzie believed that with Gates as the new Secretary

guidance."

"would support

saying

However the majority of Mis-

travel

rather

it,

than the government being the

the washing-

to

spect."

experience

preference

tonpost.com. Bush vetoed the

medical benefits for others.

to Iraq."

resignation,

feld's

re-

personal

let

be the guide of using

actor, Michael J. Fox appeared in a television commercial pleading Missouri

bill

be a good change

with the CIA and with his

lift

and

also

According

Gates was a good replacement.

2006, President

8,

to cell

search.

Student Ashley Krieger thought "That

Nov.

on stem

restrictions

ca's goals in Iraq.

NEWS

President

amendment

Congress'

A&M

:eld testifies

2006,

July

George W. Bush used his first veto in five years and rejected

was

replacement

Rumsfeld's

In

MSNBC.

to

veto issued after 5 years

first

"The

trick is

be able

to

position.

whether she

will

continue to use her

good effect: to keep her party together, and to run Congress with transparency, fairness and accountability," Hesse said. I Writer Angela Smith political skills to

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, speaks during tol,.

Democrats

six priority bills

in

Congress congratulated themselves

within a self-imposed deadline of the

a

news conference at the CapiHouse passed the last of

after the first

100

legislative hours.

(Chuck

Kennedy/MCT)

|

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'

Notable Deaths

Weather watch Cold weather keeps people indoors

Dana Reeve, widow

of Christopher Reeve, 3/6/06

W Kirby Puckett, basebaU

HaU

of Famer,

3/7/06

Slobodan Milosevic, former Yugoslavian President,

3/11/06 Caspar Weinberger, Nixon/Reagan cabinet

officer,

3/28/06

As winter crept up on the country, several states across the natioi were hit with icy and snow conditions. As the holiday traveling approached, snow piled on Denver and surrounding areas, preventing travelers going in and out of the airpor to go anywhere for days, according to MSNBC. The Web site also said the Denver metro area got up to 25 inches of snow. Places in southern Missouri were hit hard by ice and snow as thi new school year began. According to the National Weather Servici' Web site in Springfield, Mo., the Jan. 12-14 ice storm left more thar 200,000 people without power in southwest Missouri. Student Katherine Morton said the snowy conditions didn't maki

'

\

,

i

i

driving very easy. "I

Aaron SpeUing,

TV mogiil,

6/23/06

have to travel back and forth between Mar)^ille to Kansas Cit;; I work in Kansas City and it made it more difficult," shi

because said.

Steve Irwin, "The Crocodile Hunter", 9/4/06

Patricia

Kennedy Lawford,

sister of

John

F.

Kennedy,

Morton also said her car got stuck in the mud from the conditions Areas in upstate New York were hit with more than 100 inches o snow in seven days in early February, according to ABC News. Writer

Kelsey Garrison

|

i

I

9/17/06

Buck

O'Neill,

Ed

Negro Leagues

Bradley,

star,

10/6/06

CBS newsman, 11/9/06

Robert Altman, fihn

director,

11/20/06

Travel Permit New passport laws passed to Beginning Jan. 23, any person traveling by air out of the United States had to have a passport to

and

out of the country, ac-

cording to

the U.S. Department

get in

Peter Boyle, actor, 12/12/06

of State's travel

The

Lamar Hunt, Kansas

City Chiefs owner, 12/13/06

James Brown, "Godfather

of Soul", 12/25/06

Web

Intelligence

site.

Reform and

Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004

was ment

established by the Depart-

Homeland

Security and Department and rethe State develop a plan for quired them to of

travelers.

Gerald Ford, former President, 12/26/06

Amendments air

E.

Howard Himt, Watergate

conspirator,

1/23/07

travelers

in 2006 required between Canada,

enter U.S.

security

for

Sept. 11.

It

Jan.

the

country

afte

also said as soon a

2008, anyone, includin;

1,

U.S. citizens,

passport

would need

a valii

travel.

Student

Megan Matthews

sai('

she liked the idea of the law anc

would make things safer. it's a good thing," Mat thews said. "It will cut down oi felt it "I

think

immigration.

I

think

it's

trying U

make things a little bit safer, si we know who's coming in anc out."

Writer

|

Kelsey Garrison

Bermuda, the Caribbean, Central

and South America, Mexico and the United States to have a pass-

Sidney Sheldon, author, 1/30/07

port to get back into the country.

According to an article on yaan exception to the rule would be that children age 15 and under traveling by land hoo. com,

Molly

Anna

Ivins, columnist,

1/31/07

Nicole Smith, Playboy centerfold, 2/8/07

would only be required show a certified copy of their

or sea to

birth

Thomas

F.

Eagleton, retired U.S. Senator, 3/11/07

Yahoo's Web Congress took precau-

certificate.

site said

tions to strengthen the border's

286 Im IM -W*1 I

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laws force anyone wantinl

entrance into the United States to have] passport, photo from iStockphoto.com


A recap of 2006-07

Bush

troop surge

calls for

war

President's increase to turn tide of Iraqi For the

time

first

invading

.since

Iraq in 2003, President

George W.

Bush moved forward with with no

a plan

support from

political

Congress.

"I

of

in

Baghdad, according

Washington

Post.

In a

nationally televised ad-

Bush said for the first time he had not sent in enough

dress,

that

troops

to

provide

security

for

According to CNN, was unclear if Bush would send

Triche said while the media were only showing the negative aspects of the war, people were not seeing all of the good stuff that soldiers were doing for the country. He said troops were rebuilding and providing medical attention for civilians

other things.

month-by-month

Triche emphasized

or

troops would take the lead in se-

was and bad

curing Baghdad and the Ameri-

cover.

He

can

emphasized

effort

would be

that

to

Iraqi

advise and

more troops

in,

student Nick Triche, a soldier in

lomb

Whatley, 29, of Montgomery, Aldbdind, questions two Iraqis digtlie

Jan. 2007. President

in

aq early

in

road to see

Bush called

if

they are preparing the

for the

site for a

the U.S.

roadside

deployment of 21,500 more troops

tial

into

the year. (Tom Lasseter/MCT)

Army involved

in the ini-

invasion of Iraq, said he sup-

ported Bush's plan 100 percent.

He

don't look at

Writer

|

ticle said a letter that

The Zolo.,

first

shooting happened

Sept. 28

link six girls

school.

when Duane

in

Bailev,

Morrison, 53,

hostage in Platte Canyon High

Morrison sexuallv assaulted the

girls

and a 16-year-old cnn.com article.

girl,

before killing himself

iccording to a

The

article also said

dents he :old

stu-

He

also

had explosives

in the school.

the male students to leave the school pri-

3r to

molesting the

girls.

There was a 14-page letter found apologizng to his family for the events that occurred \he day of the shooting, according to the aricle.

Several davs

later,

another shooting oc-

them,

it

like that."

article.

Three of the girls died at the scene and the other two died in the area hospital. The ar-

was found, written by at life" and "an-

Roberts said he was "angry

and could receive life in prison if conUSA Today article said. Following the other two shootings, another occured a few days later, on Oct. 2, at an

at God." According to the article, Roberts was not Amish and he chose the victims because they were convenient. The CNN article said there was no security for the school because it was not needed in the area. Student Cara Hood said she was most taken back by the Pennsylvania shooting. "I think the most shocking was the Amish one just because people think of the Amish as being peaceful and keep to themselves and

Amish school

I

students had teased ing,

according

The

him

prior to the shoot-

USA Today.

article also said

Hainstock had been

given a disciplinary warning for having

Morrison told the

a dictator like

and tied up 10 girls and proceeded to shoot them as well as himself, according to a cnn.

day article. Klang died in a Madison, Wis. hospital hours after the shooting. Hainstock said the

Within a week of one another, three sepaoccurred in the fall of 2006.

fight for his country.

Angela Smith

com

ate shootings

of space to

would hope that someone would come in and help us like we did for them," he said. "We need to help people. But most people

student, walked into the school with a shotgun and shot principal, John Klang in the head, chest and leg, according to a USA To-

the nation

amount

I

massacres

hit

Iraq

said he couldn't wait to

we had

curred on Sept. 30 at Weston Schools in Ca-

Series of

that

that 21,000 soldiers wasn't

School Shootings

zenovia. Wis. Eric Hainstock, a 15-year-old

among

country the size of Texas

for that

"If

While many Americans protested sending

a

go back and

support Iraqi forces.

Nekia

takes 18 people

it

at once.

on the side of

it

Iraqi civilians.

in the troops

ling a ditch

everything that

it,

anymore. We're going there

to rebuild."

article in the

idea," Triche

look at the inner

person. We're not in the combat role

an

good

provide the support for one

help the Iraqi government regain

to

a

has to be done,

another 21,500 troops into Iraq to control

â&#x20AC;˘taff Seargent

it's

"When you

workings of to

Bush proposed deployment

think

said.

war

in

bacco

at the

to-

school prior to the crime.

Hainstock was charged with murder as an adult

victed, the

in Nickel Mines, Pa. Truck driver Charles Roberts walked into a one-room Amish schoolhouse with two guns

gry

think that was just very shocking,"

"The other two were just Kelsey Garrison Writer

said.

Hood

really sad."

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Colts reign over the Bears

Your take on: World Series Zach Chambers:

I

could have watched anyone but

the Cardinals

Rudee DeMarce: what

I

attribute the

Colts capture

It's

win the World

whoever

whoever

Martin said she spent her Super Bowl XLI experience at Carson's Sports Bar, where she

Series.

donned CoU's apparel and painted her face blue and white. Martin had been a Colt's fan all her life she stuck by her team no

to. It's

gets lucky.

Zach Chambers: What about the Yankees? Yankees! They have Brandon Halvin: It's the f f

300 gazillion

dollars.

How

title

Kelli

gets lucky. That's

White Sox championship

NFL

matter what. This year's

can't you win every

game had

a

few

first-time occurrences.

Tony Dungy, coach for Indiabecame the first black coach to ever win a Super bowl.

year?

napolis,

Rudee DeMarce: Oh now. don't know about that. Brandon Halvin: How can't you win every year if I

Bears' defensive back, rookie

Devin Hester, was the first to score in the game with a 92-yard

you have the most money?

Indianpolis Colts' quarterback Peytc Manning raises the Lombardi Trophy afti the Colts' victory over the Chicago Bea

kick-off return, the first-time ever

Super

Bow

in

the

Zach Chambers: Bears should have won! Brandon Halvin: The Bears should NOT have won. Zach Chambers: Everyone

Why not?

starts yelling at once.

Rudee DeMarce: Guys, guys, guys, GUYS! This is how this works. When you are talking sports, one guy starts talking and everyone else shuts up. OK? Zach Chambers: Go Bears. Brandon Halvin: Peyton Manning is the best quarterback of

Rudee DeMarce: quarterback of

all

Peyton Manning

time.

He won one

is

all

time.

not the best

Super Bowl history to open game with a touchdown on a

kick-off. It

Big deal.

was

ished the

Superbovi/ls XLI

in

Feb, 2007.

The

29-17. (Huy Richard Mach/St. Louis

Col Po:

Diipatch/MCT)

also a

first

time India-

Quarterback Peyton Manning

napolis Super Bowl appearance.

game with 25

touchdown and one

fii

of 38 completed passes for 247 yards with or

interception.

According to superbowl. corn's Web site, Dungy said it felt great t be an black coach in the Super Bowl and to win the game. "Being the first African-American coach to win it," Dungy said, have to dedicate to some guys before me - great coaches I know coul have done this if they had gotten the opportunity. Lovie and I wei able to take advantage of it. We certainly weren't the most qual fied."

The Indianapolis Colts defeated the Chicago

Bears, 29-17, in

M

ami. "I

championship.

in

won

am the happiest girl in the world," Martin said. moment for years, and Kylie McDonough

ing for this

Writer

|

I

"I

have been wai

couldn't be happier."

Brandon Halvin: Ok. You're right. ButRudee DeMarce: Yeah, I know I'm right.

T

David Beckham David Beckham Brandon Halvin: David Beckham is cool in my book. Zach Chambers: I do think he will make soccer more popular.

Brandon Halvin: I would watch whatever team he played

for.

David Beckham

think he's going to

is really

good

at soccer.

I

come over here and just rule it. Just like Peyton Manning does.

to

MLS

Star signs for $250 million over 5 years David Beckham signed a $250 million, five-year contract with L./ Galaxy to play soccer in the United States. He had to finish out a contract with the Real Madrid Spain tear but will be expected to come to in August of 2007 according to

on MSNBC.com. With soccer being a less popular sport in America, some studen felt Beckham's transfer to the U.S. will increase popularity of

article

tl:

sport. "I

think by

him coming

here, soccer will

the U.S., "Adam Winquist said.

"I

think

he'll

become

pretty popular

here with him. He's a great player, soccer could use him."

Writer

288 lÂŤ( M l-MA'5

|

Megan Crawford

:

bring his popularity ov(


A recap

Lonsole Mania |faming goes to

new

level

Consumers spent hundreds

new video game

ree

The consoles were called next-generation video games and sold

consoles hit stores in

.X16.

\lxix 3b0, PlayStation 3

lonths of sales, the its

he

and Nintendo

VVii

two

first

Xbox 360 outsold both

competitors selling two million svstems.

came

VVii

in

second, selling 1.8 million

nd PlavStation 3 sold 750,000 units.

lordinols win

over the world, ac-

cording to an article written bv Mark Rabv on

of dollars as

ent on sale in November, hi the

all

Game

tgdailv.com.

was the successor of the Nintendo GamcCube and was previously known as its project code name of Revolution. The Xbox 360 was the successor of Microsoft's Xbox and was the first to provide wireless controlVVii

ler

support

5

Italy

World Series

Jards beat the Tigers for the

And

at its launch.

the PlayStation

was Sony's seventh generation era video game console and third in the PlayStation 3

claims 4th

/on the 2006 World Series in a five-game series against ae Detroit Tigers.

four-group

"I

St.

lo\e Cardinals baseball," student

Louis Cardinals

Brandon Murray

can say is 'go Cards, go Cards.'" These two teams have faced each other before, with the 'ardinals winning in seven games in 1934 and the Tigers

'aid.

"All

dnning

I

in

For the

seven games in 1968. first

ies,

each other in game one of the

Justin Verlander for the Tigers

se-

and Anthony Reyes

or the Cardinals.

With great pitching from Jeff Weaver, the Cardinals alowed for only four hits and two runs to win it in the fifth ;ame.

game

After

five,

Eckstein was

named

the World Series

4ost Valuable Player.

Good

for

loles in their

them," Murray said. "The Tigers

game and

left a

few

the Cardinals definitely took ad-

vantage of that."

Writer

|

At the University, some students paid more

manv of the consoles. Tom Rasmussen said VVii lived up to than $700 for

because of

its

hype

interaction.

"The Wii gets you more involved with the game/' Rasmussen said. "You aren't sitting

on the couch, eating potato chips, with a controller in your hand. You are actually up and the motions yourself.

doing

all

play

and have

it

Writer

|

Anyone can

fun."

Angela Smith

World Cup final

game

foot-

championship

tournament according

to

faworldcup.yahoo.com.

won

its

Student

the game,

making

fi-

Italy it

their

fourth.

time in World Series historv, two rookie

litchers started against

association

world

ball

2006-07

series.

Zinedine Zidane red card-ed in The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th staging of the

After a 2004 World Series loss, the

of

Megan Crawford

"The World Cup was an exgame," student Nicole

citing

Jones said. "Hype was that

Germany was going to but Italy won yet again."

win,

On June 9, the 32 teams were separated into eight different pools.

Within the pools, the teams competed in a round-robin tournament to decide which two teams would make it to the 16-team knockout stage, according

to

a

New

Times article. The Times article France

made

it

York

also said,

through

to the

knockout round. Italy started out giving up two goals, one self goal and one penalty goal.

On

July 8,

Germany

defeated

Portugal 3-1 in Stuggart, Ger-

many

for third place.

The final game between Italy and France was played

Referee Horacio Marcelo Elizondo shows a red card to France's Zinedine Zidane at the end of the game. Italy beat France 5-3 in a shootout after a 1-1 draw in the World Cup 2006 final in Berlin, Germany July 2006. (Gouhier-HahnOrban/Abaca Press/MCT)

July 9 in Berlin. After the regulated 90-minute match,

France with a

Louis Cardinals shortstop David Eckstein scores on a single by teammate Scott Rolen in the seventh inning of Game 5 of the World Series against the DetroitTigers.The Cardinals won the Series four games to one. St.

final

it

was

tied 1-1. Italy beat

score of 5-3.

"The game was an edge-of-your-seat game," student Mike Marchert said. "It was neck-and-neck until the final penalty kick, leaving the Italians the winners."

Writer

|

Shane Sherwood

(Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/MCT)

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not like you have to know,

It's

Heaven Hayward: look at

it

to laugh at

To be perfectly honest.

it. I

big pool of STDs.

'

Falke:

I

like to

I

think celebrities are just one

^

Mark

but...

don't like

how

the media turns

it

around. Like they can take one picture and be like that wasn't totally

what was happening.

Melissa Robbins: Angelina and Brad help They do a

lot of stuff for

are adopted.

Heaven Hayiward:

people.

other countries. Their kids

They do a

Yeah, but

lot of

good

things.

how long before Brad

and Angelina

split

up?

Emily Robison, from

and MartieMaguire, ofthe Dixie Chicks, in tf in Feb. 2007. Winners for Album of ti Year,the Dixie Chicks won Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Country Performam by a Duo or Group with Vocal and Best Country Album. (Amanda M. Parki/Abaca Press/MCT) pressroom

at

left,

Natalie Maines

the 49th Annual

Grammy Awards

Award Shows Talent sweeps competition and

Anna

Nicole Smith's death

On Jan.

a conspiracy.

two and

Awards had the highe; and NBC's biggest Non-Olympic Monday

half years.

Jennifer

Dave Ramm: Whore down!

Hudson gained

praise after

"Uglv Bettv" ica Ferrera

won

be the

father.

Because the

trailer trash

mom's

trying

Melissa Robbins: I heard she always slept in the same bed as her son, (Daniel) and some people in Hollywood think that the baby actually might be her son's baby.

Heaven Hayward:

Seriously that because they're

both dead!

moyie

I

I

for Best

as "a

dream come

true."

Depp and Will Ferrell for Best Perfoi Motion Picture-Musical or Comedy with hi Cultural Learnings of America for make Benefit Glor

"Borat:

actor in a

edy or Musical, "Grey's Anatomy"

for Best

for Best

Motion Picture-Coir Series and Mai

TV Drama

Scorsese for Best Director-Motion Picture for "The Departed."

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really great to

hear that people are finally acknowledging the fact tha

they are amazing artists and deserve the awards." Writer

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win

TV Comedy and star of the show Amei Actress in a TV Comedv. Sacha Baron Cohe,

for Best

ous Nation of Kazakhstan." Other winners included "Dreamgirls" tin

to get the baby.

won

beat out nominees like Johnny

mance by an

Heaven Hayward: Oh, Lord! They're just trying to make that one up now because whoever turns out to

winning the Best Performanc

bv an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture award for he role in "Dreamgirls". According to hfpa.com, the former "America Idol" contestant described her

Melissa Robbins: I heard on a Web site that she was starving her baby to make her sexy.

shine

15 the 64th Annual Golden Globe

ratings in seven years

Heaven Hayward: Her death is

new faces

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opens leadership academy A

$40 million dollar boarding school

for girls in

South Africa

planning and millions of dollars, TV talk show lo'^t Oprah Winfrey opened a sehool for girls in South Africa. Acding to msnbc.com, the school was set on 22 acres about 40 miles \ttor five years ot

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side of Johannesburg. Winfrey said she decided to build her

own

was tired of seeing charity from a distance. The South African government planned to build the school with HI but backed out amid reported criticism that the academy was too I

hool because she

such

a\ ish for

a

poor country.

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u

1

was

the

self to

in charge of every detail for the school

girls'

surprise.

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because

manv

believed that her charity

ihould have begim in the United States, even though she has pro-

Trump jlConflict

escalates

between

Some

I

compass for 20-year-olds in America." The war of words escalated when Trump decided to fire back "and threatened to sue O'Donnell for her comments. Trump used 'words like "loser" and "fat pig" to describe O'Donnell and said the "moral

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sands of orphans with budgets of only tens or hundreds of thousands and that Winfrey's school was a prominent example of a project that fulfilled an outsider's vision and not a community's, said

article on www.boston.com. According to msnbc.com, she said she had become frustrated with visiting inner-city schools so she just stopped going. She claimed that "if you are a child in the United States, you can get an education."

an

"I

^tllnt to

a

and Trump's

away on something Writer

it

her business,"

here they can pay for

it.

She

stupid."

"If I

Did

It"

written after speculation of murder

Simpson confessed the onlv reason he took part in the infamous book, "If I Did It," was due to his financial situation. According to msnbc.com, Simpson wanted to guarantee his children had monev in their future, so he co-wrote a book on the killing of his wife Nicole Brown Simpson.

Megan since his "I

Shisler said she used to be a fan of the ex-football star, but

murder

1994, she lost

trial in

lived through

all

respect for him.

the trials," Shisler said. "I

remember

exactly

where

I was when the [white] SUV was chased on national television." The book's release date was Nov. 30, but due to Goldman's family and the public's eruption on the subject, the book never made it to

shelves.

Also, according to msnbc.com, the

how Simpson

book contained descriptions of would have killed his

'theoretically or hypothetically'

it's |

it.

was never published,"

Why

Shisler said.

"Everyone

should he profit off what the public already

ridiculous."

Kylie

McDonough

You Tube

is

TV time,"

and who can bash the other one worse. Thev need to focus on the bigger issue- that of a struggling beauty queen kids Kvlie Guier

in Africa that's

it

O.J.

Writer

Web

"You have two rich people going back and forth about who is fatter or the bigger loser. It's all about ego

I

to build

people want

Kylie Guier

|

knows,

Jerica Scott said.

as a role model."

"If

hit

think the whole thing

stupid and a waste of

Writer

she wants

has a right to do what she wants with her money. At least she's trying to do something nice with all her money, she could be throwing it all

knows he did

the

publicity

get higher ratings for

,"The View"

"I

if

"I'm glad the book

Ishow "The Apprentice". J

think that

Trisha Campbell said.

endeavor.

people believed

in the U.S.

ex-wife and her friend.

'she had failed at every business

Mam'

educate poor children

of dollars

Book

celebrities

The feud between "The View" co-host Rosie O'Donnell and Donald Trump began after Trump, who owned the Miss Universe {Organization, announced that Miss USA Tara Conner would be allowed to keep her crown. According to msnbc.com, Conner i-caused a scandal bv being photographed drinking underage and ^exposing body parts in pictures with other women. During the (ipress conference she announced she would enter rehab. ^ O'Donnell \'erballv attacked Trump on "The View" after his 'press conference, saving she was annoyed with his decision. She Isaid that the twice-divorced real estate mogul had no right to be

whole feud was

to

leaders of African organizations said that they helped thou-

Simpson authors confession

O'Donnell

vs.

vided millions of dollars

site allow^s

anyone to share video

Three men wanted a way to share videos with friends on any web browser in anv format, according to time.com. In Feb. 2005, they launched the video browsing site that allowed users to post their own videos and then rate others they watched with comments according

Donald Trump and

Melania Krause-

Trump pose during the 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards

in

Beverly

Hills,

Trump and Rosie O'Donnell were engaged in a verbal feud Calif,

in

in

2007.

Jan.

(Lionel

2007.

Hahn/Abaca Press/MCT)

to

time.com. The

site aired

100 million videos and the users grew 70,

000 evervdav. "I don't browse it daily," student Ryan Walker someone says something is funny on there. "^ Writer

|

said. "Just

when

Kelsey Garrison

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Your take on: Stem Cell debate Josh Thompson: I was

happy

rather

that

it

in Senate Talent loses second term

McCaskill Midterm

passed.

elections

drew the

at-

tention of students with the tight I

think that a

and worry and

lot of hysteria

things has been created over cloning

Of course

that goes a long with that.

these

race between incumbent Senator

and anything

Jim Talent, R-Mo. and challenger

all

going to be a

it's

big issue with people's religious and moral views, but

denying funding for something that has potential for such results in research

is silly to

me. I'm glad Mis-

Claire McCaskill,

to the

by important issues such as a proposed stem cell research amendment and the war in Iraq, polls

according to

and said

souri kind of took a step forward

D-Mo. drawn

Voters were also

MSNBC.com.

'hey.'

Student Robyn Thomas voted for McCaskill because she said

Josh Thompson: I'd use it. I have Cerebral Palsy right, who knows from generating tissue and stuff

that she agreed with McCaskill's

views.

Who knows, maybe 50 years

ocrats

that can't

down

happen now.

the line nothing will

come

of

it,

but

it's

kind of

"I

a

I

think the saddest thing

is

just the

usually agree with the

over

the

Dem-

Republicans,"

said. "I think that Claire

time cloning.'

I

saw

way I would

'know the truth about

a sign that said

And now

cringe every

they are coming back with another

amendment to ban the constitutional amendment we just passed.

Bethany Connor: Daniel Yates: Yeah

Josh Thompson:

Really.

It

it

dad, which

cell

research. And,

my

November

pass by

pretty...

think

like this is

and

hearings

on

let

you can broadly pass something

what we say and we support

feel that this

nalize

if

this

and we

should not be something you can crimi-

let

the courts

them

and

hold... you

liberties here.

It

let

the legislature hold

know

doesn't

seem

does

this infringe

like it's

gonna go away.

Josh Thompson: Yeah

is

pretty cool."

University

all

students

on party lines. Student Ashley Feekin described herself as conservative, but voted for

Mc-

"I

think that her overall val-

ues are clearer," Feekin said.

New

293 Im N(-ÂťAAT I

It's fine, at

least

that's for sure.

we

(Chris

i

Oberholtz/Kansa

"I

mor

happen, because she

wants to help Missouri." The U.S. Senate's Web

said prior to winning,

sit

McCaski

Aud

served as Missouri's State tor for

trv

seven years.

McCaskill

won with

percent, said

CNN.com.

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50 to 4

Erin Loges

Restaurants

Opportunities to dish open as others close One restaurant closed down, gave Maryville a fun two more opened

their

months. Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant opened in January of 2007, ter of

replacing

Julio's

restaurant,

which was shut down

in the

summer

Mexican-style

of 2006. Las Pal-

mas offered a lounge, two dining rooms and two banquet rooms. Carson's Sports Bar and Grille also opened their doors on the town square in the fall of 2006. It filled the empty building where Lucky's Bar used to be. Carson's offered 25-cent Buffalo wings

Daniel Yates:

lef.

the Missouri Senate seat

2006.

think that her promises are likely to

for families

doors in Maryville within a mat-

Daniel Yates: It was like 51, 49 it was close. I don't know. Maybe I just have too much faith in governI

Greene,

City Star/MCT)

ly

voted

while

ment, but

months, meel

never ends.

exactly, perpetual cycle.

Didn't

won

Caskill

Caskill.

constitutional

7

Reginald

Democratic leader. She also

supports stem

Not political rhetoric got in the

supporters

and Congressman Emmanuel Cleaver. mJ

she went to high school with

Daniel Yates:

Claire McCaskill, holidn

Kala-Hari Washington,

with

Thomas is

not looking like that at this point.

Democrat

Wednesday talk about

it.

and

night Karaoke.

employee and student Sarah York said Carson's Carson's

"Carson's

and is

atmospher.

college students

different than

other places in town that cally gear

toward one group

thi

t\'pi

o\'e

the other," York said. "They offe

more than

just

good food and de

cent prices. There's video

trivia

pool, darts, music, live sports anc

Golden

Tee. They've tapped intc market of people who are borei with Applebee's and grossed ou by Molly's." a

Moving was

son's

new

Snappin' Turtle.

open

door

in next a

to

Car

bar called Th( It

was

set

February 2007. Featurinj

in

pool tables, darts and foosball,

was

a bar for 21 plus.

Writer

|

I

Angela Smith

i


A recap of 2006-07

NAiracle

Student Deaths

Missouri

in

-Cidnapped boys rescued after four years found two teenage boys

l\)lico

manager

veria

home

the

le aluiiictod in

in a

after they

of a 41-year-old

suburb of

St.

TSS and

Matt Walker, assistant professor of communication, speech and theatre, said hv could not fathom

Louis.

was acOwn13-year-old Ben kidnapping used with Hornbeck and Shawn 15-vear-old n and four years. more than Hornbeck for lolding le was charged with two counts of kidnap>ing and 69 counts of forcible sodomy, achi January 2007, Michael Devlin

felt.

He

imum

said he

how

sentence of

jail

Both bo\'S were found in Devlin's apartiientjan. 12,2007.

max-

time with absolutely

zero protection. "There's nothing you wouldn't do for your

Walker said. "To think that someone would want to take them from you and do the

child,"

things that guvs did,

ording to an article by the Associated Press.

a

1

could see

how people

could go insane." Writer

Universitv students Claire

McKinney died Iowa of

Oct. 8 in Shenandoah,

non-contagious

a

McKinney

October 2006.

in

illness.

Toxic

Shock Syndrome. Fellow band member, Nancy Kaczinski said McKinney was a very happy and polite person.

"She was always a bright and smiling, fun-loving person," Kaczinski said.

Johnson, 21, died Oct. 24 died after backing into a 6,000-gallon propane tank with a skid loader at his place of employ-

Angela Smith

|

burns the cause

and Clint Johnson died

the parents of the boys

hoped Devlin received

fatal

ment, Shipps Grain Elevator in Maryville,

Mo. Johnson underwent several surgeries for second and third degree burns. B Writer

Kelsey Garrison

|

Wage

raise

More money All souri,

November at

2006, residents of Missouri

the primary elections for a

minimum wage

increase from $5.15 per

to $6.50.

"The increase Flames stretch into and severe

the

as a

air

fire

destroys Carson's Apartments on

First St.

The

fire

was responsible

for

two deaths

now because

will just

be

like

it

is

now raise their Wightman said.

places will

prices," student Jake

injuries to a third person, photo by Mike Dye

employed

employees in the state of Misan increase of minimum wage. In

voted

hour

for

Student Heather Crowder said she didn't think the

;|Carson Apartments burn '

I

Grease

fire

two dead, one

leaves

"It

injured

At 4:30 a.m.. on Jan. 25, red flames and smoke pierced through the cold morning, .las Carson's Apartments crumbled to the

,-|

i

I

ground. "I

didn't quite

know

liow to react

I

guess,"

student Carrie Arnold said. "Not something

you see everv dav.

4 didn't it

realize

how

I

was

tall

just

kind of in awe.

the building

was

I

until

The

fire

occurred

at

214 W. First

escape the fire and suffered third degree burns and serious injuries to his face, ribs, shoulder and an eye socket according to the article. Qaoud was taken to University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. to

Following the

fire,

the apartment building

was destroyed. Arnold,

St.

and

who lived a

next to the emptv

on the second floor of the 15-apartment complex, a Northwest Missourian ar-

not to look at

ticle said.

on

"It's reallv

started

couple of houses

down

was hard

living

Former student, Brandon Kaut died within the fire. Student and football plaver, Abe QaGud, jumped out of his third-storv apartment

it

lot.

weird," Arnold said.

"It's

hard

With the nice weather we sit lot. Weird to look over there and see 15 people's lives on the ground. It's not a pleasant sight that's for sure."B

mv

Writer

it.

front porch a

|

will not hurt

the

economy

be-

cause an increase in wages brings the increase of prices of merchandise,"

Crowder

said.

According stages,

to

the

Economic

minimum wage

Institute,

Policy

increased in

depending on the amount made

per hour in the present time.

will in-

It

crease slowly over the next year.

from the apartments said

wasn't there anvmore."

wage increase would

hurt Missouri's economy.

Kelsev Garrison

The University campus increased all wages bv $1.35 starting in 2007. After working four years on campus, Kari Tavlor said she enjoyed the in

"bump

budget."

The minimum wage increase should be in

full

effect

by the beginning of

2008, as stated on the EPI

Writer

I

Web

site.

Shane Sherwood

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Abbott, Lisa

CREATE YOUR S'^ACE

Abercrombie, Cory

keeping with the theme of our book, "Cre-

ate Yours," the

ed hours to their

own

Tower photography

let

space

staff dedicat-

the students and faculty create in

the yearbook.

The Tower

staff

was very proud of this addition to the yearbook, and hoped those who particpated in the sittings enjoyed their photos and the memories they represented.

-Trevor Hayes, Editor-in-Chief

155

231

Abies, Kelley In

Aya 23 Ashbaugh, Raymond Ashlock, Jamie 88 Asai,

153

Abbuhl, Jason

Ink

9,

234 Bachmann, Jeremy 215 Backer, Jen 181,185

237

237 Marie 84

Bae,

85

177

Kristin

179, 183

172, 177

Alpha Delta Pi 14,15,226,227 Alpha Gamma Rho 149,151,210,211 Alpha Kappa Lambda 213 Alpha Sigma Alpha 4, 148, 204, 206, 226, 228 Alsup, Richard 134, 135 Alumni Association 80 Alvarez, Alejandra 195 Alvarez, Allie 125, 180 Alvarez, Jessica 55, 77, 180, 195 Alvarez, Johanna

Altman, Robert

161

286

Amaral, Carolina Loni

163

243

and Stacey Banks.

3Q4l( NDEX

Andrew Arbogast, Andrew Arbogast,

146

Baier,

243 Samantha 187

Baier,

Trenton

Bailey,

222 172

James

219

Bailey, Jared

Melody 237 Baker, Aaron 81 Baker, Amanda 187,243 Bain,

156

Baker, Ashley Baker,

237

Grace

57

Baker, Katie Baker, Lauren

4, 9,

234, 325, 326, 327, 331

233

Baker, Leann Baker, Matt

13

243

Baker, Pamela

193

Baker, Tara

243

Baldwin, Bess

Cassandra 243 Bales, David 176,219 192 Ball, Howard Bales,

American Association of Family and Consumer Science 88, 185 American Marketing Association 172, 173. 228 American Sign Language Club 21, 97, 184, 185 Anders, Megan 84, 321, 332, 333 Anderson, Alex 139 Anderson, Leroy 68 Anderson, Melissa 237 Anderson, Nicole 188,189 Anderson, Skyler 194 Anderson, Susan 164, 165 Ando, Shoko 52 Andrew, Kyle 225 Andrews, Chris 168 Andrey, Nicole 227 Anglin, Stevie 31, 186 Anstoeter, Luke 223 Anwar, Mashfique 55, 181 Applegate, Greg 139 Blaire Bakko, Jessica Tebbetts, Lacey Tolle

HyoHan

Baerga, April

Alliance of Black Collegians

Amen,

^ Baak, Kacie

149

Allen, Michelle

Trenna Hayes and Trevor Hayes.

173

Amy

Almond,

167

Johanna 161 Aydar, Beyza 195 Ayers, Daniel 181,243

233 234 Agricultural Ambassadors Albers, Kellie 188,227

Nick

243

Avilez,

Adkins, Katie

Allen,

Tim

Avants,

Adkins, Ciera

Allen,

174, 175,

175, 178. 190, 191

Auxier, Ronnie

Adcock, Jerin 186 Adio,Bayo 160, 161, 181 Adkins, Amanda 187

Allen,

139

Amanda

Atkins,

Adams, Amy 24, 25 Adams, Derrick 243 Adams, Ethan 326 Adams, Michael 240

Allegree, Rachel

Ramsey

Atieh,

28, 54, 178

283

Assaker, Paul

173

Allan, Judd

33

Asian Student Association

Acebedo, Pablo 162, 163 Ackerman, Chad 228 Achuri, Anupama 186

Ad

162, 163 Armstrong, Dave 143 Armstrong, Jeff 174, 213, 243 Armstrong, Shelby 178 Armstrong, Zack, 215 Arnold, Bryan 37, 331 Arnold, Call 92 Arnold, Carrie 293 Aronson, Rebecca 85, 96

Ariboni, Lucas

194 194, 334

223 234

Balwanz, Joshua Balzer, Haley

175

Bandura, Albert Banks, Alise

179

Baptist Student

Union

Barger,

Ben

178

67

Barcker, Steven

243

Barker, Kelsey

227

Cameron

195 94 Barnett, Dan 188 Barnholdt, Ashley 233 139 Barr, Adam

Barnes,

Barnes, Sara

Barr,

Rod

138, 153, 157, 172, 188

Barrett, Dallas

147

Greta

234

Barrett, Olivia

243

Barrett,

Barton, Bass,

Amanda 233

Dakota

223


ates,

139

Bill

172

aunnan, Daneile ax,

172

Matt

Nancy

axter,

79 156

ayer, Lindsey

192

each, Devin

215

eachler, Colby

139

Joah

.eagley,

Bohannon, Amanda 243 194 Boling, Nathan 139 Bolles, Blake Bolyard, Jennie 237 Bondurant, Addie 185 Booster Club 153,157 Bornholdt, Sara 100,243 Bosisio, Matthew 274 Bostwick, Chad 139

89

Vincent

audler.

Ambassadors

learcat Football

leatty,

288

325 Bouchard, Chelsea 177 Bowen, Derek 223 Bower, Hannah 172. 173 Bower, Kelsey 237 Bowness, Jane 137 Boyle, Peter 286 Boynton, Brooke 195, 207

174

Bozarth, Heather

51,

168

267,

243

Marie

Matt 145 231 lecker, Karen ieaty.

'

'.eckham, David

Stephen

icinor, ;

:

ielcher.

Anthony

ielcher,

Rebecca 243

286

Bradley, Jeff

85

JeffSobczyk.

Mike

83

Bradshaw, Jake 139 Bragg, Isaiah 168

ienakis.

Deb

131

Brandon-Falcone, Janice

Allison

207, 230, 231

Jengali,

5ennett. Lucas

Jennnaciri, Manal

195,229 Jenson.Joel 87 Jergen, Peter 64, 65, 333

Jerry, Brian

Brechin,

Brinsa,

139 161

243 173, 178, 181,

186 237

83

137

iierman, Lindsey iiggar, Jennifer

Biggerstaff, April

229 188

192

126,139,144

Terry

Wade

195

237 Ryan 139

Bing, Erin

83

Biological Sciences

Department

Biological Sciences

177, 183

Black, Michele

80

jBlackford, Jim

Blake, Mitchell

219

Blount, Becky

176

182 193

Blunk, Christine Bluth, Stephanie

Bobby Bearcat

61, 112, 168, 169, 253,

195

Bock, Stephanie

233

Body, Student

112

184

Allie

Boerigter,

Bob

79, 142, 168

Boerma, Nancy

177

Boettcher, Jerome

Bogard,

Phil

|Bognar, Brett

jBohaker,

Amy

Bohan, Abby

92

184

Birchmeier, Jaclyn

18

167

334 185

243

Brooks, Brian

181

Brooks, Shelia

85

Broughton, Nick 223 Brown, Alicia 178

186

ihusani, Shashikanth

Boehm,

10

Brokaw, Heather

84, 85, 195, 207,

Bode, Katie

Brooke

229

iickford, Angela

;Binkley,

132

154

Brisbane, Sydney

Nisha

Billington,

215

Priscilla

Bridges, Joe

242

ieydler, Kristi

Silbro,

Bremer,

123, 332

ieste, Jennifer

3iggs, Brian

144

Bill

Breed, Tyler

188

Jertino, Michaela

iharti,

233

Breaunet, Valerie

5enson, Jessie

ierman, Chris

128,129, 131

Braun, Jessica

55

iergstrom, Alicia

215

Brant, Kyle

27, 211

87

211

Brandt, Kellen

Annie 137 Shashank 283

Benedict,

I

Bradley, Ed

iellamy,

lell,

I

243 187

Bradford, Tiffany

223 87

iell.Alisha

1

116, 139, 182, 192, 248, 249,

Bostwick, Scott

122

Marching Band 48, 50, ;earcat Sweethearts 122 173 iears, Jessa ieason. Brooke 100, 173, 195 .earcat

322

Brown, Amy 178 Brown, Andy 31 Brown, Bobby 40 Brown, Bridget 183 Brown, Cara 231 Brown, Christine 243 Brown, Craig 139,224,225 Brown. Harold 83 Brown, Jaclyn 165 Brown, James 286 Brown, Jessica 229 Brown, Jim 30 Brown. Jordan 139 Brown. Justine 233 Brown. Kathryn 207. 234 Brown. Kyle 223 Brown, Marcus 181 Brown, Nathan 189 Brown, Nicole 243 Brown, Rachel 105 Brown, Rachelle 81 Brown, Tristin 165 Browning, Abby 195, 233 Brue, Meghan 156, 157, 159 Bruington, Cassandra

Brunkhorst, Mallory Bruss,

Dusten

Bryan, Sarah

Buck, Jack

Worker.

99. 183. 189 177,

183

34

233

242

Buckley, Sarah

Rocky Bentilla, Environmental Services

Jerry Wilmes, Vice President of Student Affairs.

195

INDExIa 95


Sarah Jo Caughan, Aaron Baker and Emily Meggers.

Bucy, Melanie

Cash, Brittany

Bunge,

Julie

176

Cafer,

189,192,193

Annie

139, 160, 161

Ciak,Jenell

Catalano, Deanna

Clark,

Felicia

Calcote,

Mark

Cayruth, Kelvin

Burk, Melynda

Caligiuri,

Toni

Chakka, Santosh 186 Chamberlain, Kathryn

229 Burkemper, Mindy 88, 183, 195, 204, 207, 229 Burke, Mallory

Burns,

Billy

Burns, John

167 76,

Burson, Oakley

237

42, 138, 139

Burnsides, Myles

243 156

Burton, Jessica Busacker, Krista

Bush, Jessica

Campbell, Jamie 131 Campbell, Logan 174

224,225

Burnsides, Miraya

270, 271

52,177

Business of Professional

Drew 139

100, 187, 291

Campbell, Trisha

165

Canon, Talina

182,183

Cardinal Key

186, 187

Adam

87

Carlson,

158, 159

Carpenter, Kevin

Byrd, Shonte

192

Carpenter, Rebecca

Loren

Carper, Natalie Carter, Bryan

Carter, Katie Carter, Jeremy

Cameron Hill, Kyle Andrew and

296 296

ll

I

WDEX

Amea

Chandler,

Wayne 85

195, 243

Ian

Channel, History

48 Chappell, Jessica 178,190 Chase, Kayla 229

204

185, 186

227

227 142 193

178,181,186

190 Cherne, Lindsey 190 Psi Chi, 174, 175 Christian, Juantiesha

179,183,

186, 243 Christian, Tiesha

181

Christiansen, Jessica

Lindsay Rosonke,

237

Clark, Bryan

181

Clark, Cindy

192

139

Clark, Darcell

172, 173, 243

177

Clark, Elizabeth

227 Clausen, Alison 234 Clayton, Brandon 139 Clark, Kelsey

211

Clemens, Brett

194, 195, 243

demons, Johnnie Clements, Mark Cline, Stephanie

Cloninger, Troy

Club Green Coatney, Joe

231

Cherne, Ann

211

Denney.

Chavez, Maria

Amy

Ann 87 Anna 181

Clouse, Danielle

180

161

85

Clayton, Kyle

323 75

Chase-Santiago, Erin

223

Buzoka, Inga

Butler,

Chandler,

Chase, Rachael

176

Capps, Kirsten

38, 106, 108,

195,243,282 Chambers, Zach 139,288

Chapman, Jason

66, 67

100, 243

186, 187.

Campus

Cantrell, Taylor

Women

Chamberlain, Sara

Campobasso, Anthony 26, 41 Campus Christian House 181 Safety

Clark,

153, 154

Chang, Shao-kang

Capps, Ryan

173 Butler,

185

Campbell, Fairann

Circello,

188

Calbert, Diezeas

333 190,229 Cameron, Jeremy 147 Camevillo, Antonio 215

177

Julia

Churchman, Emily

Bunse.Josh 181 Buntz, Luke 139 231

Church,

131

183 Castro, Carissa 189 Cat Crew 10 Cason,

Budden, Alex 167 Buffa, Roselynn 227

Hall Director.

243

Casady, Jennifer

223 227

Buckman, Jared

Michael Miller, Dieterich

153

168 173, 234, 243

147

104

179, 190

43

Cobb, Cambrin 233 Cochenour, Kelly 261 Cockrill, Abby 229 Cockrum, Tasha 195 Cody, Laura 183 Coleman, Anita 100, 189, 192, 195

Wade McConnelee and Bethany Cloe.


Stephanie Robbins and Coriann Sperling. 234

Coleman, Sarah Collegiate FFA

I

.

171, 172

Collins,

Cory

Collins,

Dekeisha

181

Colt, David

87

Colter, Jeff

139

261

Council, LaRon

Cunningham, Adrienne

42, 116, 126, 138,

Courter, Ray

Curtis, Angela

243

Conaway, Tiffany 261 Cone, Kylor 261 Connel, Brian 223

Cradic, Jacquelyn

Consumer

Cox, Abigail

Cracraft, Lindsay

Cook, Kailea 161 Cook, Sheldon 126, Coons, Matt 167 Copeland, Kelly 237

Crawford, Jeanne 140

127, 139,

Creason, Mike Greason, Robbie

Greed, Whitnie

173,189

Cordell, Fallon

155

Cornelison, Joe

80

Dave 46, 47 Coronado, Samantha 227 Corson, Mark 85 Cornelius,

Costanzo, Stephanie 207,

Crawford, Luke

174, 195,

233 237,

285

85 223

167

225 261

Davis, Neal

Davison,

Amanda 178

Dawson,

Phillip

181

183

227 237

Decker, Lindsey

Dake, Courtney Dale,

Andy

Dallas,

243

Safety.

176,261,268

85

Dalton, Samantha Daly, Eva

177

193, 195

Kimberly 99 Daniels, Logan 177 Daniels,

Sam

261 134, 135

Davidson, Anthony Davis, Alyssa

167

262

137,

160

184

Deloske, Jamie

5,41,150,151,206,214 186,187 Delta Sigma Phi 217, 226, 326 Delta Sigma Theta 181,217 Delta

Mu

Delta

Delta Tau Alpha

186

221,230,231 DeMarce, Rudee 288 Demi, Amanda 131

333

Dart, Brandon

123,193,332

Degase, Kristen

Delta Zeta

26, 52

Darnel, Cole

Dedman, Curtis

Delta Chi

Drew 42

Davila, Sergio

140

261

187

Daley, Micaela

Dark, Kara

Campus

193

Dean, Nicole

129,131,272 Crowder, Heather 261,293 Guda, Lynn 325 Cudzilo, Katie 87, 100

Cross, Tracy

Cumby, Antoine

190

Davis, Leslie

Day, Jessica

Dalzell,

Clarence Green, Director of

Davis, Kristin

26 Custer, Emily 188

Gronk, Richard 116, 117, 139 Cronstrom, Brian 223 Croskrey, Jennifer 195

Cuiley.Jill

Costello, Charia

178

117,139 172

Jeremy

Decker, Merci 182, 189, 195

Crawford, Allysa

193

Corbett, Lorrie

Corn, Robert

85

Megan 173 Andy 32, 33

83

Grater, Lisa

178,191,195,262 178

Davis, Emilea

Davis,

Gusick, Katie

234 231,261

Amanda 229

Davis, Brittany

Davis, Jeremiah

174

237

Grain, Lindsay

Sciences

20, 21

189.261

Crady, Jennifer

139

247

243

Cradic, Stuart

291

Curtis,

Gurts,

80 227

176, 228,

139

Curtin, David

78

Davis,

153

Cunigan, Derick

139

Covert, Orrie

Conrad, Dustin

;

Crump, Luke

333 Compton, Kevin 217 Conard, Cody 139

Conner, Tara

,

Coston, Vic 181 Cott, Kara 174,189,261

Courtney, Diane

Common Ground

Kot/eP/erceond Clint Williams.

134

Deng, Bichok Denison, Katie

134, 135

174

225 Dennis, Kailey 233 Denney,

Ian

Jennifer Palmer.

tHDExlag?


229 229

Derks, Sherri

Derks, Stacey

172,173

Fields, Joni

Financial

Management Association

Derry, Del Rae

174

243

Desai, Chintan

39,181,186,262

Financial Services

246

172

Findley, Justin Fine,

Monica

87 144, 145

Finnerty, Cullen Fish,

Eads,

Candace

19, 192, 231,

83

David

Wanda 72

Ebert,

231

Elgin,

Elliott, Ellis,

Fly,

Foli,

226, 227

Matthew

262

36,

54,181 189,230,231 Ford, Jeremy 215 Foster, Sean

262

173, 186

Fowler, Ashley

Fowler, Laura

225 237

139

Fowler, Sarah

17, 237,

189

Francis, Nicholas

Escher, Angelita

Estes, Jamie

Fowler, Lance

137, 181, 185,

Eversgerd, Kimberly

Ewing, Christina

262

173, 186

Eyo, Affiong

186

Frank,

137

179, 183,

184

Ewing, Melissa

29, 181

Gabe

139 139

Franklin, Michael

Freekin, Ashley

16

Freeman, Abby

195,

234

Freeman, Ashlee

40, 174, 207, 234,

Frevert,

83

Falcone, Paul

Tommy

Falkner,

235

138, 139, 140, 141

Fanning,

52

233, 262, 263

Farrens, Casey

Fusco, Nik

37

193

195

Farris, Kelli

Amy

165

Fatima, Tasnim

181, 195,

Featherston, Whitney

Fencing Club

147

Kindra

231

87

172

Richard

Gable,

Adam

215 139

233

Galaske,

Amanda 226 85

Gallaher, Robin

Galloway, Logan

19, 194, 195, 219,

Gambhir, Amarjeet

Gamet, Nathan 87

185

Gaines, Stephanie

186 Ferguson, Lindsey 190 Ronald

c^ Gabris, Daniel

Ferguson, Ernie

Fernandez, Danielle

262

231

233,292

Feekin, Ashley

Field, Joni

103

83 Fuller, Britney 233 Fuller, Megan 234 Fuller, Nathan 182 Fulton, Richard 87

Amanda 195

Farmer, Lydia

Ferris,

87,

Frucht, Suzanne

Wyatt 223 Farlow, Nancy 87

Felver,

237 64

Frucht, Richard

188, 189

Farley,

Farrow,

177 183

Frucht, Richard

188

Amy

Fannon, Brandon

Farmer,

177,

Fritz, Kaitlyn

127, 139, 161

E.J.

Audrey

Faltin,

Fries, Kelbie

290

Mark

Faike,

jge jiM DEX

229

Freeman, Aimee

Freeman, Nancy 85 Freeman, Virgil 189

1

Field,

262

85

Friedman, Nathan

Sammie Daniel.

139

167

Fouts, Travis

Eschenbach, Holly

Brad Whitsell and Jrudy Stensland.

219,

Foster-Retig, Aldwin

127,139 178

Erspamer, Jared

231

Forester, Kristen

185 Embree, Sheila 193 Engle, Drew 178 Ernest, Brian 195

Eye, Brian

139 87

Forck, Meredith

Eivins, Michelle

Estep, Matt

42, 139, 140, 144

Domenic

Foot, Jeffrey

Matthew 225 Jordan 115,262

Ellson, Elo,

247

Foose, Alice

177

Juliann

Can

Flynn, Dallas

Francesca

195,227

Flood, Melissa

83, 103

139

Elam, Paris

178

Heather 227 Flinn, Samantha 233 Flohr, Charlie 139 Flinn,

87

Eiswert, James

176

8,

52

Flenniken, Bethany

227

Edwards, Tiffany Eichler, Barrett

Annelise

Fleshman, Kyle

195

Edwards, Heather

Alex Drury.

262 178,181,262 Fisher, John 85,103,174 FitzGerald, Shannon 128,129,131 Fleener, Heather 188, 234 Fisher,

Fleming, Patrick

Greg 143 Edmondson, Valerie 186,262 Education Department 9 Echlin,

Edwards, Caria

60

Fisher, Holly

84

Earhart, Kayla Easteria,

262

181

Eagan, Brian

Cara

174, 175,

Ganger, Tricia

153

178

262

228


139

Greeley, Nacaela

179, 181, 183

Green, Clarence

aannan.Josh Raquel

iant,

109, 186, 195, 207, 234

Andrea

Garcia,

237 Bardner, Bradley 223 jarcia, Brittany

Gardner, Callie

177

jardner, Fallon

190

2, 122, 123, 272 Greene, Reginald 292 Greeno, Woody 134,135,137

Gregersen, Brandon

jnrrett,

Greubel, Allison

jates.

Greve, Brooke

Derek 139 Robert 285 Ryan 134

jates.

87

3eerts, Carianne

195

174, 177,

189,230,231

Megan

3chrke,

85 183 Griffin, Kayla 130,131,246 Grimm, Erin 183, 262 Griffin, Jacquai

173

3aul, Brett

3e. Yiling

79 jenetti, Dominic 242, 329 Gentry, Becca 207, 227 3eiser.Jeff

Shawn

jentry.

jessner, Ryan

219

3hert, Keejet

207,

Brittany

Gilson,

Caleb

olaske,

Amanda

Glidewell.

206, 227

262

Glover,

Adam

Tony

Go, Long

262

187

Glasscock, Alison

212, 216, 219, 224,

188, 225

139

231

181. 183,

-KHa,

Haberyan, April

100

Goncalves, Mike

Haberyan, Kurt

83, 92, 93

19

Good. Josh 262 Gooden.John 48 Gordon, Joel 225 III,

Goss.Jon

126

229 219

Gottuso, Nichole

48

Hahn. Blake 174,

262

Gray,

Cody

Gray, Eddie

Greco, Jesse

Greek

Life

237 287

207,

Hainstock, Eric Haley, Ellen

193

Halford, Charissa

Hall. Jessica Hall,

153 215

94,234 274

Zach

Halverson, Jen

223

177

16,262 Hallowell, Shane 262 Halsey, Stephanie 246 Hall,

40, 176. 179, 184, 195, 207, 219

Yeater

52, 53,

193

Hall. Jennifer

10, 11

197, 204. 206,

291

Haider, Kristi

137

Graziano. Brett

223

Hahn, Lionel

Graham, Brady 178 Graham, Erin 88, 89 Graham, Robert 262 Graham, Twameeka 262 Grannis, Anna 231,262 Graves, Courtney 107 Gray, Austin

195

Hagedorn, Susan 246 Hagemeier, Julia 184 Hager, Masey 188 Hague, Lacey 237

Goudge, Beth 85 Goudge, Ted 85

Amanda

Megan

Hagan, Nicole

139

Gossner, Nathan

Philip Stewart Meyer.

234 Haddock, Gregory 85 Haden, Jerome 153 Hadke.Josh 152 Hafeli, Jamie 262

183

Phillip

Grady, Christian

HakSoo 246

Hackler,

Smothering

Gosnell, Julie

Gray,

262

Gundersen, Sean 195, 219, 262 Gunna, Mahesh Kumar 186 Gunning, Allie 131 Gustin, Crystal 165 Gute, Jason 215 Gutschenritter, Beth 131 Guyer, Jon 225

Nathan 151,262 Gomez, Una 163, 180 Goldstein,

Gorilla,

225

23

Godwin, Shelby 94, 188, 234 Goerke, Jessica 14,227 Golden, Amanda 229

Gordon

Naas.

230

Gunawan, James 262 Gunawan, Yosua 147,

333 180 227

89, 233,

Gillett,

Naas and Amy

147

Gumm, Amanda 234 Gumm, Mandy 208

61,

Gillespie, Jessica

Valerie

139

Grozinger, Brett

Gullemette, Danielle

Veronica

Gil-Castilla,

262

262

Grovijohn, Mellisa

Guillemette, Danielle

109

Class

187,

94

Groves, Matt

Guess, Keaton

223 Gibson, Chris 89 jiebel, Melissa 262 Gigot, Melissa

173

Liane

Groteluschen, Sarah

Guenther, Joel 246 Guerrero, Diana 4

233 227

jibbs, Destri

Gifts,

Groom,

Gudde, Aaron

67

jiaccettio, Tracie

174

234

Gribben, Bryn

175

jaughan, Sarah

225

139

Gregg, Brant

248

Kevin

].Trner,

262

Green House

188

3amerl,Jess

Green. Jack 172,188,211 Green, Jessica 227 Green, Kevin

206,207,229

3ardner,Jana

172

22

Halvin,

Brandon

19

Mallory Riley and Kara MapeL

288

232

iNDExIsgg


Marsha Jennings and Meredith Currence. Hamblen,

Harmon, Pamela 178, 264 Harms, Katie 234 Harness, Ben 139, 140 Harness, Taylor 246 Harpenau, Kevin 223 Harpham, Becky 20, 21 Harpold, Matt 176 Harpst, Holly 246 Harris, LaToya 183 Harris, Whitney 28,264 Harrison, Jenny 185

193

Lisa

69 Hamilton, Jill 184 Hamilton, Kenneth 225 Hamblin, Harry

Hamilton, Megan

Hamm,

127

Hane, Gerrit

132, 133

Hankins, Molly

Hanks, Rita

Hanneman,

192

170, 178

Travis

81

234

Jessica

87

Hannigan, Cathie

Adam

211

Hansen, Brett

225

Hansen,

Hansen, Kendra

177,

183

227

Hansen, Lori

Hanson, Amanda

284

Harashe, Elizabeth

177,

Tom

85 Hardee, Wesley 181 Hardie, Amanda 163 Hardee,

Hardin, David

Hardin, Stephanie

16

Harding, Jana

Hardy, Carolyn

Hardy, Louis

227

139

Harding, Brett

186

178

87 Harman, Mindy 262 Hargis, Sarah

Jeff Talley

300 llMDEX

246

Willis,

290 237 Hedge, Lyndsey 233 Hedges, Bryan 246 Hedrick, Christine 265 Heeler, Linda 87, 89 Heft, Ryan 182 Heimsoth, Justin 211 Heineman, Diedra 234 Heishman, Jennifer 195

Hertlein, Rachel

246

Haywood, Nikki

Herzog, Rachael

195

Heisterkamp, Ashley

Higdon, Dillon

Harvey, Scott

176

Henkle, Kyanne

Haskins, lesha

132

Henne, Jon

Hastert, Ross

139

Hennessy, Meghan

Hatcher, Matt

139

Henniken, Bethany

Hauschild, Ross

326 176

Hawk, Amber

87

Hawkins, Chris

223

176

174

4,

Hesse, Brian

87,

Hicks, Lance

178 153, 155 122, 195,

Hilde, Kristin

Henja, Alexis

132 Haugen, Bryana 184 Haupt, Ryan 139

285 Hester, Devin 288 Heston, Mackenzie 132, 133, 265 Heuer, Megan 328 Hickey, James 85 Hickman, Jared 246 Hicks, Harold 265

246

Heits, Janah

179

Haug, Kelsie

Ben Gervais and Matt McGrory.

Hayward, Heaven

Harvey, Janae

Hawes, Robbie

176

176

Hartford, Ashley

233, 321

Hans, Mattie

Matthews.

Hildreth, Rae

22, 177

167

Hile,

193

131

Anthony

64, 186

Hill,

Cam

188

225

Hill,

Gary

Henning, Michelle

175

Hill,

Ingram

18, 19

Henrichs, Chelsea

246

Hill,

Ky 131 Shanen

12, 181

Henry, Hannah

184

161

Hill,

153,154,155 Henry, William 186,265 Henry, Hunter

Hensley.Josh Hensley, Kara

Hines, Caria

Hip Kitty

219 175, 195, 227, 246

186

19

Hirst, Lisa

246

Hiscocks,

Mandy

172, 188

Hispanic American Leadership

Hawkins, John 153 Hawkins, Karena 236

Henson, Cadence 246 Herandez, Cory 139 Herring, Angela 187

Organization

Hayes, Megan

Herrold, Seth

Hoagland, Kimberly

Hawkins,

E.J.

Hayes, Stacy

and Derek Trautwein.

139

188 184

Herschlag,

Ellie

51

227

Drew Engle, Adam Palmer and

234

167

Hildebrand, Justin

Histo, Military

Hobbie, Sarah

Nicole Falcone.

180 97

265

175, 177, 178


Clay McClanahan and

Adam

Glidewell

Alex Cruz, Michael Lykins and Chris Buback.

Hobgood, Abby 131 Hoblou, Heather 52

House, Jessica 150,233 Houston, Addae 246 Houston, Brock 139

^odgson, Lauren

131

Hovis,

Hoerath, Lindsey

168, 233

187, 195,

Hohnstien, Katie

234

Howard, Mose 153 Howe, James 223

85

'Hobbs. Michael

Holienbeck, Greg

123, 246, 332

Holienbeck, Jessica

265

225 Holm, Erin 232,233 Holman, Eric 246 Holman. Sauda 179, 180, 181, 183, Hoiioway, Matt

M6 Holmes, Liz

48, 190

117,139

Holtzclaw, Joe

174, 177, 178,

246

Hurst, Lydia

Hsu, Eric

Hubbard, Melody 85 Hublou, Heather 177, 265 Leslie

176

134

287

Huffman, Tracy

246

66

182 Hornbeck, Shawn 293 Horticulture Club 175 Hopp, Brian

115,

Huggins, Chelsea

234

Hughes, Patrick 134 Huisman, Jason 33 Hull,

Zackary

195

Human

108

Gene

155

Ikiyama, Saki

Ino,

28

Kazuki

Anthony

130,131

26

219

223 187

29,55

Isley, Eric

223 237,

Ishizuka, Takeshi

Ishmael,

Billy

181

148

134, 161

11, 99, 173, 177,

152,153,246

James, Victor

172

Jarboe, Natalie

266 Jenkins, Andrea 227 Jason, Zachary

Jessen,

Jobe,

265

265

186,246

139

Nathan

Jobe, Richard

Iseman, Erin

188,

57

James, Stephanie

Jenkins, Jake

International Student Organization

Hunter, Aaron

225

23, 181

85 Ingram, Courtland 160 jnman, Kevin 225 Innes, Ashley 265 Innes, Morgan 229

Houdek, Rachel

184, 192

Amy

Jackson,

James, Andrea

Immel, Pat

26 Hotop, Kristine 263

Hoskey, Mick

Adam 265

Jackson,

Jahnssen, Stephanie Iba,

Irlmeier, Kyle

163

Jackson,

Jacobs, Katie

Services 88 Hung, Ming-Chih 85 Hunsucker, Andrew 178 Hunt, James 24,25,265

Horvart, Alen

132,246

Hyland, Allison

(T

Jackson, Miles 76, 88, 106,

Huerta, Auston

67

Dane

178

Jackson, Eric

Hucke, Sam 219 Hudson, Jennifer 290

Hooton, Stephanie

177

32,33,323

181

Hubbard, Dean

Hubner,

Hurt,

Molly

181

139

Homan, Kim 137 Home, Noyes 220, 221 Hood, Cara 174, 180, 207, 234,

Hopes, Alex

Husz.Jim

Ivins,

81

Hussey, Christopher

Wade 48, 50 HPERD Department 9 Hradek, Amy 89,211,233 Hron, Willie

Hurley, Kevin

234 286

Ivers, Kelsie

Hunter, Joe Don 139 Hurd, Krista 174

Howies,

184

Holiingsworth, Michael

Dru-Anne

284

Hunter, Cassie

Xander

John, Katy

266 225 219

165

Johnson, Aaron

266

Johnson, Aislinn

67

Johnson, Alana

266


Josh Greenlee and Nick Kennedy. Johnson, Andres 181,246 Johnson, Austin 178 Johnson, Brett

194

Johnson, Chaz

266 293

Johnson, Clint

182

Johnson, Daniel

Johnson,

Dwoynne 246

189,266 Johnson, Kaley 237, 266 Johnson, Kaycee 193, 266 Johnson, Jason

Kenny Payne, 139

Jones, Scott

139

Shawn

177,

150 267

Jordan, Mario

177,184

Jordan, Rachel Jordan, Sade

Jundy, Matt

85 189, 246

Johnson, Ryan

164, 165

Johnson, Sarah

Johnson, Schuyler

215

85,102,103 Jones, Aimee 188, 189, 266 Jones, Bradley 266 Johnston, Terri

Jones, Brenda

87,

173

Jones, Courtney 179, 183 Jones, jaryn 246 Jones, John 330

174

289

Johes, Nicole Jones, Paul Jones,

Rego

Amy

183, 186

233, 267

24 Kaufmann, Kristen 195 Kaur, Avinash 181,267 Kaut, Brandon 293

85 83, 175

139

T.J.

Nancy

Kahmann, Sarah Kahre, Allison Kain, Brad Kaiser, Brett Kaiser, Kyle

187,

293

66 106

174

139 126, 139, 140, 141,

144, 145

Praneeth Reddy 186 Kamath, Akshay 246 Kandekar, Sandeep 186 Kanger,Jeff 134 Kallu,

Katie Adkins, Andrea Piazza, Ennily Peterson and Missy McCoy.

3',)2llNDEX

174, 324, 327, 331

172, 177

Keathley, Rachael

Keen, Stephanie

Kegode, Geoge Keightley,

267

83

Doug 122 159

Keister.Josh Keith, Clint

Keith,

193,

Zach

162, 163, 173

163

192,246 Monica 172, 188 Kelly, Matt 167 Kelly, Monica 172, 177 Kemerling, Bush 277 Kelch, Collin Kelley,

Una Gomez.

Kenny, Casey

178, 191

233

Kenny, Gina Kern, Kari

173

22, 176, 177, 246

267 Guido 181,269 Keyes, Whitney 184 Khanna, Disha 29 Khanna, Kusha 29 Kern, Matt Kessels,

261

Kearney, Laura

Kaczinski,

186

237

139

Kennedy, Devin

Kerkhoff, Sara

Kumar

Kastelic, Brittni

102 Kennedy, Chuck 285 Kenkel, Cindy

195, 246

Karrasch, Brett

Kody 277 123,246,332

Kendrick, Jared

Kauffman, Moises

^ Kaatman,

Kemerling,

Doug 153

Katana, Suzuki

151

11,87,103,167

Johnson, Matt

Jones, Lee

Juliano,

192

Kasarapu, Vinay

181

Johnson, Mandee

Daman

and Bert Jenkins.

Kappa Kappa Psi 186,187 Kappa Omicron Nu 188, 189 Kappa Omicron Phi 188 KareLJenna 189 Karleskint,

Jordan, Michaela

Johnson, Kyle 139 Johnson, Mallory 233

Johnson, Pat

178, 184

Jordan, Lindsay

Joyce, Analiesa

137

266

237

Jordah, Tesia

267 184

Kapoor,

178, 181

Jones, Sheri

Kaplinger, Missy

Kapfer, Brandi

Jones, Ryan

Jones,

Kris Conklin

Kieffer,

219

Jason

269

Kieslich, Jeff

Killebrew, Louis

Kim, Chang

Jin

Kimbrell, Tina

269 106 189

Kimbrough, Katie 234 Kimsey, Laura 237 Kinate, Joey 215 Kincaid, Cory 223 King, Christopher 246 King, Jamie 178 Kirby, Reid 139 Kirkendall, Amy 229 Kirkendall Mallory

185, 189

Kirshbaum, Roger

85


August Flint and Kyle jser.

Dan

issinger,

Clang,

225 85

Loretta

287 Emily 233

John

Classen, Clein,

Chris

Cling,

Carl

Cling,

Zach

178

68,69,89,90,91,168 139

Kurtz.

Konecko, Kristina 227 Konoske-Gore, Kristen 168 Kost, Alayna 248 Kostka, Alicia 234 Kozol, Katie 188 Kramer, Ernest 89 Krastev, Dimitar

174,177,181,

186, 248

143

Clinzman, Chris

178, 190

lusman, Arlina

172, 177

Krause-Trump, Melania Kreatz, Brook 172

285

Kreifels,

195

Kreifels, Kyle

193,

Cnierim, Ashley

Larsen, Mike

L.

291

Dana

139

177,183 Cnight, Samantha 175, 248 <nobbe, Katie 84 <nudsen, Craig 215 <nudsen, Sarah 237

<NWT

8,26,128,129,131,174,

165

Krueger, Nicole

<odam, Naveen

186

248

'<oehn, Benjamin

<oenig, Jake

<oger, Christopher <ohler,

Bill

181

194

Kurtz, Kyle

190, 192

<olthoff, Craig

Kurrelmeyer, Elizabeth

211

<ondapalli, Bhargava

<ondrashov, Peter

51

Kuska, Casey Kyser, Jamie 181, 186

KZLX-LP

188,225 182

19, 176,

268

89, 103

89

Lara, Victor

167

Soomin

Lee,

Youngwook

89, 91

139 Lehman, Amanda 90, 187 Lemke, Bryce 67 Lenger, Jordan 188,225 Lepert, Alexander 174 Lesman, Ryan 139 Lesson,

139

Lester,

180

Busackerond Victoria

22, 181

91,269

David

Weekly Japanese Troy

Levine, Scott

Krista

181

LeFlore, Chris

233, 269

83

SuAnn Crouse and Curtis Dedman.

184,185,269

Lee,

Leffler,

223 223 Lange, Shane 34 Langloss, Teela 20,21,185,321

Cody

290

177,219 Lee, Katie 25 Lee, Sang-joo 106

Lang, Phillip

Lanus,

286

168

Lee, John

Lamberson, Josh Lambert, Ame 28, 183 Lambrecht, Ashley 231,269

Lanier, Brian

174, 178

100, 174, 181, 249

Lee, Jennifer

165 139

LanFranca, Pete 174, 178,

237

Learnings, Cultural

178

Lancey, Denise

Law, Hannah

Leber, Jessica

Lakebrink, Lauren

Lamers, Brian

12

Lawson, Jeremiah Le, Yanfen 85

52, 53, 183

Lamer, Jacqueline

83, 104

269

168

<ohler, Patrick

Kristy

Kukkee, Laura

211

Lake, Chris

Lavigne, Avril

Lawford, Patricia Kennedy

124,269

Brandon

Dan 140 Huoy Chee 248

Lauderback, Michelle

Amanda 248

Lamer, Fred

Megan 131 Krystof, Whitney 165 Kuhns, Kimberly 269 Kruger,

261

<oll,

24,85 Krieger, Ashley 237,285 Krohn,Janelle 165,269 Kruecker, Ryan 284 Krueger, Cola 164 Kreizinger, Joe

Lau,

269

Lainhart, Jared

83

Tom 287

Latorre,

86, 87

Ladue, Danielle

Laird,

Cnigge, Claire

Lasseter,

189,195 Laber, Kasey 229 Laber, Phillip 83 Lackey, Michelle 227

Lager,

225

Alan

153, 155

Larson, Arley

Laber, Evan

Lade,

Cluhsm, Felisha klute, Paul

and Cody Spoon.

Kelly Raffety

178

249 266, 274

Burkert.

INDEXI303


Amanda 192

Lewey, Lewis,

Mark

Major, Jennifer

106, 166 167

Jamie

167

Malone, Jessica

180,321

162, 163

Manandhar, Neelima 54, 55 Mania, Console 289

186 174

184,185 Emily 189

Club

Lipira,

Jordan 163 Lipscomb, Tyler 167 188, 189 Littrell, Kayla Lipira,

Litte,

Bruce

85 177

Litteken, Carrie

Amanda

Livesay,

Loch, James

173,

269

167

Loe, Darin

Mary

Martin, Jen

161

186, 195

292 269 237 Lohafer, Erin 156 Lohman,Joe 181,269 Lojewski, Mark 194 Lomax, John 269 88, 89,

215

Long, Joey

Marusarz, Elizabeth

151

233 Long, Suzie 30 Long, Terry 87 Loomis, Jeffrey 85 Loosen, Meghan 269

Masciovecchio, Joe

269 Lordemann, Michelle 233 Lorek, Scott 136,137 Lowary,

139

Ann

79

Lowrey, Chelsey

177,

83

Lucido, Phillip

Luckert,

Aaron

Ludwig, Rachel Luers, Kelsey

Luke, Karri

183

83

Lucido, Patricia

225 184,269 178,191.233

173, 178, 190

178, 191, 195,

Matulka, Holly

Mayer, Nancy

Mayola,

Abraham

Mayola, Bior

269

264, 265

264 15, 177, 182, 192,

4

292 McCause, Charlene 48, 187 McClain, Jaclyn 234 McCloud, Kelcey 178 McConnelee, Wade 193 McCoppin, Zach 215 McCoy, Elizabeth 227 McCrary, Maria 89, 260 McCullough, Erin 184, 189, 195 McDevitt, Joseph 264, 269 McDonald, Gary 186 McDonald, Merry 186 McCaskill, Claire

223

MacKenzie, Travis Mackey, Eric

161

174

269 229,269 Magel, Dawn 229,249 Magel, Jenn 206 Maddox, Heather Madison, Jennifer

Magel, Jennifer

195, 207, 229, 249

227,249 Maguire, Martie 290 Melanie

269

85

McCarl, Joshua

Maassen, Nick

Magill,

123, 188, 225,

Mason, Travis 139 Masoner, Brian 249 Mass Communications 102, 103 Mathews, Joel 168 Mathews, Josh 42, 138, 139, 140, 141, 144, 141 Mathews, Troy 139 Matousek, Matt 223 Matthews, Denny 242 Matthews, Matt 193 Matthews, Megan 233, 286 Matulka, Brandon 195, 269

McAdam, Kevin

M

67

139

Maschmeier, Josh

124

41,

90

Maryville Public Safety

Lopez, Mercedez

Love, Duvall

269

85

Martinez, Paco

Long, Robyn

Lopez, Isaac

249

177, 288 249 Martin, Marcus 139 Martin, Steph 132 Martin, Trevor 186,249 Martin, Tyler 139 Martine, Krista 249 Martinek, Sarah 181,269

Martinez, Gabriela

186,249

Long, Allen

176, 177,

195

Martin, Kyle

Logue, Tiffany

Long, Adrian

87

Martin, Kelli

91

Loges. Erin

38,187

Marsh, Michael Martelle, Lainey

Loemker, Stacey Logan, Holly

184,

Manos, Leah 85 Manring, Meredith 176, 177, 184, 192 Mansion, Lemp 274 Manville, Nathan 207, 219 Mapp, Crystal 178, 191 Marasco, Christopher 219 Marchert, Mike 289 Markov, Geno 55 Marquiss, Nate 192 Marsh, Heather 181 Marta, Janet

173

Loe, Hillary

Loftis,

234

81

Lockwood, Michael

3'J4llMDEX

269

Maker, Stephanie

Gena

Lion's

Herrington.

269

Malone, Danny

Maloney, Jake 223 Maloney, Jonathan 173

211

Lindsey, Kayla

Drew Nier and Patrick

83

195,

162, 163

Lindsay, Ronald

Marcus Benzel.

167

Ahmed

Lindsay, Emily Lindsay,

Gina McGinnis, Jen Casady, Complex Director Desi Campbell and Leslie Griswold.

Ben

Mallen, Roth

67

Linderman, Josh

Malick,

Malkawi,

188 Lewis, Wes 282 Lillegard, Matt 225 Lim, Chi Lo 87 Lewis, Tenique

Lin,

290 227

Maines, Natalie

225

Lewey, David

McDonough,

Kylie

182, 288, 291

249


20.21,228 223 IcFadden, Jennifer 178,191 IcElroy,

Brandon

Miller.

IcFall,

184

233

Missouri

Men Organization Academy 146

183

Mitchell,

Adam

IcGee. Kathryn

Minority

Dana

229 206,207,215

T.J.

25

IcGregor, Shannon

20, 21

IcGuire, Patrick

kintosh, Clif

161

kinvale, Patrick

148,195,218

kinvule, Patrick

219

167

IcKay, Lane

IcKee, Dia

161

IcKeever. Crystal

kKim, Ben

14, 227,

178

293

IcKinney, Claire IcKinnie, Rashad

kKown,

269

285

IcKenzie, Sarah

181

182 kLaughlin, David 87 IcManigal, Maggie 137 Kelly

194

kMillan, Micheal IcMillan.

Mike

IcMillin, Jessica

225 269

IcMurphy, Megan

174, 186, 187, 195, 207,

IcMurtrey, Bryan

126

IcMurtry, Nicole

207, 231

87

IcNeese, Gina

IcQueen, Kelly 89, 227 IcQueen, Sarah 227 -IcWilliams, Tyler 326 172, 174, 175, 186. 189

leggers, Emily lehrhoff. 'lehrhoff,

172

Mohl, Meghan

187

IcGrory, Matt

Amanda 4 Amanda 234

234

227 Mohs, Jana 233 Mollenhour, Gretchen 174, 279 Monahan, Jessica 173 Montgomery, Dane 334 Montgomery, Erin 237 Montgomery, Kara 193 Moody, Tyler 215 Moon, Matt 219 Moon. Nathan 174 Moore. Amanda 233 Moore, Clint 139 Moore, Jacob 178 Moore, Justin 18,19 Moore, Kodi 186, 195, 234 Moore. Lacy 185,189 Moore, Randy 326 Moore, Samantha 233 Moore, Stephanie 187 Morales, Jorge 180 More, Natalie 233 Morgan, Dave 174 Morris, Kate 237 Morris, Katie 237 Morris, Kelly

Mortar Board

194, 195

178

Motsinger, Josh

187

Mott, Caitlin

leissen, Sarah

269

Muchiri, Samuel

177,

Megan 227 Ben 269 'lendez, Maria 233 lennen, Patrick 269 'lelloy,

•lendenhall,

tenner, Patrick -lerle,

Lauren

•Kerrigan,

181 9,

Nick

188, 234

269

•^eyer,

Amanda 188,189

"leyer,

Austin

153 269, 332

leyer, David "^eyer,

Jon Eric

Thomas 225

Beyers, Katherine •^iddaugh, Angela

Murdock. Lee Mullin,

Ashley

^ike Sullivan Band

12,181,192 18, 19

•filler.

227.290 Amber 184

Miller,

April

filler.

Ashley

filler.

Emilee

Stacey Banks, Jessica Jebbens and

Blair

Bakko.

269 184

Murakonda, Vinay 186 Murphy, Erin 231 Murphy, Lauren 58, 59 Murphy, Marvin 165 Murphy, Meghan 234 Murphy, William 73,89,260,261,275 Murr, Virginia 192

289

96 Muzney, Erika 148 Myers, Kristen 233 Musfeldt, Sara

178. 269 188, 227"

^iddendorf, Joshua ^iles, Julie

Mylan,

Megan

264

Myllykangas. Sue

MiJhsam. Armin

87 83

156

Miller,

227 233 Erin 233 Micayla 227

Miller,

Mike

Miller,

Tommy

"filler,

264

Muckey, Alex 132 Mudemala. Naresh Kumar 186 Muhs, Marcus 175, 252, 253

Murray, Brandon

174

^eyer. Phillip "leyer,

163

287 184

Morrison, Megan

105

174, 195

Ryan Sweeton.

165

Morrison, Duane

'leiergerd, Michele

lepa, Katee

237 159

Maryann

Moeller, Kevin

48, 50

IcGonegle. Kelly

132

Mitchell, Carrisa Mitts,

148, 149. 150. 181

215

Mitchell, Ashley

IcGlnnis.Gina 183,195

IcGinnis,

269

227 287 Minkoff, Melissa 269

185, 188, 189

IcGinnis, Kori

176, 195, 219,

215

Mines. Nickel

cGanan, Stephanie

IcGinnie,

Sean

Milner, Mallory

Clint 153

IcGary, Dixie

Wesley

Milligan.

IcEnaney, David

192, 193

139

H Shuhei Sana. Naas, Valerie

Nance. Jessica

187 187

1NDEXI305


Jesse Holt and Dan Johnson.

Wes Lewis and Drew Zimmerman. Nashleanas, Trevor

118, 119, 120,

NIalla,

Leuetha Reddy 173

139 National Intercollegiate sociation

Rodeo As-

22, 23, 53, 176, 177

Nolan, Morghan

Nold, Chad

208, 209, 223

Nolte, Chance

Neal, Connie

85, 94 234

Norris, Annie

Nease, Kerry

Nellenbach, Grichzel

Norris,Jeff

234

Norris, Josh

Obley, Krista

Odehnal,

177 187

Oehler, Erin

Kelli

Nelson, Kyle

204, 219

190, 191

Nelson, Matt Nelson, Petrea

139 177

Nelson, Willy

225

Northwest Missourian Novak, Andrea 270 Novoa, Nadin 186

139 Nevermore, Draven

Nero,

Julius

240, 241

Newcomb, JoAnna 177 Newland, Will 166, 167 Newman Center 183 Newman, Kiel 185 Nickerson, Sue 85 Nickolaus, Alison 182 Niece, Heather 237,269 Niederee, Amy 233 Nielsen, Jessie 183,195 Nienhaus, Clayton 139 Nishihara,

Kana

Nisley, Ashley

181

227

147

Nunn, Elizabeth

181,270 104

Nwadozi, Isioma

174

85 87

5,

293

174, 181

o

Omon,

Parker, Tyler

Xavier

49, 112, 116, 126,

O'Donnell, Rosie

Parra,

179

293

Oyler, Chris

187

Beck.

Tom

Mark

260 66 174,

177

223 Parson, Lanea 270 Parsons, Cole

270

264 270 Pattavina, Joe 326 Patterson, Abby 188,270 Patterson, Jenna 270 Patch, Nyiel Mayola Pati,

Arun

Patterson, Jessica

291

Pati,

156,158,159 286

O'Rourke, Mila

173

Parker, Mallory

Parkin,

O'Grady, Katie O'Neil, Buck

Katie

Sunny 231 Pakanati, Raghavendra Reddy 186 Palmer, Adam 270 Panhellenic Council 204, 205 Pankau, Brent 83 Parde, Kelley 270

328

Ownby, Ben

144

83 195

Paige,

138, 139, 140, 141, 145,278,279,

178, 189,

4, 139,

Padgitt, Janette

Osborn.Joel 139,144 Ott, Carey 19 Ottman, Ray 180

Anna 136,137,161 O'Connor, Michael 223

219

Paddock, Sean Padilla,

Orr, Elisa

O'Brien,

Pabst, Eric

89, 274, 275 Ogborn, Lance 181 Oliva, Tom 225 Oliver, Alex 134,225 Olson, Anthony 89 Oludaja, Bayo 85 Omicron Delta Kappa 195 Omicron Nu 188

Oni, Tosin

Devon Parnell and Courtney

30611 NDEX

85,

Nugent, David Nuss, Jeanette

233

Neville, Sara

^

Offutt, Jason

167

Northway, Tyler 139 Northwest Dance Company

Nelson,

131

Amanda

Oehler, Dave

195 4,

184

Obert, Cynthia

94

139 156, 159

Nelson, Brendan

139

Obert, Caleb

211

Nauser, Jared

292

Oberholtz, Chris

186

Noble, Jessica

Arun

Patton, Jamie

Patton, Stacey

48, 190

Johanna Avilez and Jessica Ma lone.

231

181

83 173


Amanda Leweyand David 'aul,

229

Krista

184, 270

'aulsen, Emily

183, 270

'aulsmeyer, Alex 'ayne, Carrie

174

Kenny

181

'ayne,

'ayton, Jessica 'eak, Jessica

182 176,186,195.207,

!33,270 'eer Advisers

'eitzmeier,

Nick

Pflugradt,

195

Cody

Tim

271

Polley, Emilie

57

'erkins, Steven

George

Poison, Justin

124,125,148,

151,218,220,221,226,329 Sigma Kappa 150

225

^etefish-Schrag,

Amanda 85

181,271

'eters, Sarah

223 Petersen, Emily 227 Petersen, Jake 139 ^eterson, Andy 152,153 =>eterson, Kelly 229

Petersen, Brett

'eterson, Laura =eterson, Mike

174

^etree, Veronica

207,

234

28, 183

Hannah

186, 187, 189, 195

Phillips,

Jake

Postlethv^ait, Kevin

Phillips,

Judy

168 87

Pottier,

Matt

223 89

225

Christopher

Powell, Felicia

174

Powell, Jessica

191

223, 271

188,234

Prater, Christy

Pierce, Brian

215

Brandon 138 139 Pratt, Brandon Pre-Med Club 174, 175 Premoe, Rachel 189, 271

Pierce, Jesse

139

Preston,

Tami 165 Phrase, Catch 43 Piazza, Andrea 227

Pierce,

Tynesha

159 215

Pinkerton, Michael Pijanowski, Brian

Kara

Pittman, Neal

Poke,

Ronnie Auxier and T\ffany

Jr.,

LaSalle.

194

234

Pugh, Ashli

271

Pulley, Stefani

148,207,219

PurcelLJeff Pursifull,

Purvis,

Andy

174

Andrea

14, 15

Purvis, Brian

271

Qaoud, Abe

139,293

^

134, 135

181

Amanda

Quinlin, Kelly

116

Quinn, LeRoy

181

Quintanilla,

Aaron

193, 271

189, 195, 207,

237, 271 Pride, Ashley

165

Pritchett, Kyisha

178, 190, 195

227 Proffitt. Vance 223 Protzman, Kathrine Pryor, Andy 186 Proffitt,

215

Kenton

286 178,190.237 Samantha 187

Puckett, Kirby

Pratt,

Phillips,

Pohren, Matt

141

Pope, Mildred

228, 243, 246

Pulley,

141,236 Pond, Kristin 195, 237 Ponting, Brett 27 Porter,

Piveral,

42, 122, 126, 139,

149

Pond, Colden

234 168,169

Phillips,

117,139

192

237 Poison, John Luke 181

Polsey, Lacey

Ashley

Phillips, Shelia

Tom

174, 187,

15,

Public Relations Student Society

128, 129, 131

Phillips,

Phillips, Lisa

13

227

205,232,236,237 Sigma Epsilon

Psychology Sociology Society 176, 177

Pollman, Krista

Phi

64,

102,243,246

Phillippe, Carrissa

225 329

Science Department

Political

167

Theta 31,148,150,218 PhiMu 149,205,210,211 Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia 7,40, 150,

Phi

192, 193

'erkins, Elliot

'erson.Jeff

173

3. 11

'eer Education

^estock,

Kim

Pfeiffer,

149,

-"edersen, Cassie

'erry,

Pfeiffer,

Phi Delta

48, 51, 186

^'ayne, Kristin

Sarah Wingo and De'Neasha Boyd.

Leffler.

Jenna

168

K Raby, Race,

Mark 289 Germaine

126, 127

Jennie Bolyard and Kayla Warner.

IMDEXl3J7


Amanda Rhodes and Meredith

David Leffler. Nate

Raffety,

Reeve,

139

Railsback, Taylor

Raines, Tristan

Rainford, Becl<y

195 98 173

Reinoehl, Carly

Ramaeker, Holly

131 85, 107, 163

Ramirez, Erica

286

Dana

Reeves, Preston

Ramm, Dave 290

223

147,

229

Reiley, Leslie

137

Aaron

Rice,

Amanda 189,271

229

Rath, Kiley Rathjen,

Anna

Rhodes.

Amanda

Brent

195

58,

94,

229

271

Richardson, David

83

Richardson, Matt

186

272 Richardson, William 89 Richey, Brett 181,192,272 Richie, Nicole 20 Richmond, Misti 333 Richter, Nick 223

Reardon, Sara

Rickert, Eric

61

Redding, Ashley

186

Rickman,Jon

Redding, Bryana

188, 189

Ridnour, Heidi

173, 178, 190

Redig, Cassie

139

Rieger, Michael

78 189 215

Reed, Lindsay

Riepe, Jennifer

175

Reek, Mark

Riggs,

Brendan

182

227 223

Scott Bosley.

3'.:)8

Jin DEX

181. 186,

134 206, 227

Roach, Tyler

188,227 272, 290

Ross. Pete

94, 208, 209,

Britni

Ross.

195,

Roberts, Charles

287

18

Robertson, Terry

9,

Robinson, Raphael Robinson, Reggie

Ruhl,

87

Russell. Alisha

273 229 189, 273

Russell. Crystal

161 116, 139, 145

153, 154, 155

234 Robison. Emily 290 Robison. Natasha 273 Robison, Pamela 181,273 Roche, Emily 234 Rockhold, Brandon 186

and Jaclyn

Max 88

Rush. Felicia

Russell,

Doug 87

Russell, Micheal

Ryan. Brenda

Robinson, Sara

Kelsey Bowlin

285

Rubio, Mauricio

Amanda 148

Robinson, Megan

85 273

Rowan, Sarah

229

Robertson, Lindsay

260

89,

Roush, Marcy

234 105

Robertson, Elizabeth

162, 163

Theo 85

Rouch, Matt

Roberts, Brooki

Robinson,

Mark

Rosonke, Lindsay 186 Ross, Damon 273

139

Robbins, Melissa

Elise

Rosewell,

174

229

85

Richardson, Michelle

Lauren

Mike

233 237 Roper, Mike 223 Root, Bethany 182 Root, Nicole 182, 282 Rosborough. Kelsey 233

Romero,

231

Christopher

Roberson,

178

Richards, Beth

Ritter,

177 187

Rogers, Melanie

173

Roark, Krystle

125

233 Raven, Laura 184 Ray, Jennifer 182,195 Ray, Julie 229 Raymond, Alex 223, 271 Reafling, Robert 219 Raveill,

100

Richards, Brittney 181, 272

175

Rathmann, Sam

Rhoades, Cassandra

Rice,

Tom 289

Stephanie

Rockwell, Mary Rogers, Katie

193

Ritter, Danielle

Rice,

Rasmussen,

Mallory

Riley,

Ritchie, Jeff

289

Anthony

Rapp, Dustin Rapp, Rachel

Riley,

195. 272

Reyes,

151

Abbey

Rinella,

227 Range, Jessica 174,186,234 Rankin, Jo 82,83 Rankins, jamal 48

Ramsey, Ashley

Rudy

Riley,

87 Rex, Benjamin 223 Reusser, Janet

54,181,186,272

Rigot,

Residence Hall Association 12, 13

Currence.

Ryan. Jennifer

231

Ryan. Mallory

174

Ryan, Tyler Ryer,

Megan

273

188.234

Ryan. Hollie

Adkins.

176,

85

123.332 273


Chris Belknap v/tting.

Jenny

and Cassandra

85

Bruington.

Dan

Schieber,

Amy

Schieber,

Kody

Schiellinger,

allee,

136, 137

ample, Blair amuel, Alisha ano. So

161

131,272,273

ano, Shuhei

antiago-Bernier, Linellis

>app, Keisi â&#x20AC;˘asser,

174

153

Amanda

165

273 227

Amanda 192

Renee

Tim

189

Schoeneck,

Sheridan, Alison

Scott, Kayla

183, 195, 228, 229

Sherman, Jessica 229 Sherman, Zach 117,120,139 Shewmaker, Travis 211

Scully,

172

Drew

195 291

182 175

Scruggs, Laura

335 194,

225

123

jcarbrough. Brent

Schulte, Angeline

173,186 177

icadden, Cassidy

jchdgliane, Gina

khellinger,

181

Amanda

khelp, Abigail

275 Schroeder,

192, 193

275

Lucas Bennett.

Serrano, Steve Sewell, Jesse

8, 9, 176,

Adam

Schroeder, Joe

43, 139

139

Shafer, Eric

Shaik, Faiz

179, 184

134,275 139,181 147

119, 120,

Ahmed

139

186

275

195, 207, 227

Abby Megan

173, 178, 190

Shisler, Shisler,

Vince

192

Shisler,

181

Shadensack, Brian

178, 173, 190

Shively, Jessica

237

Shonk, Kaylee

178 19,

Short, Monica

132 187

Shouse, Burke

Brook

88,

Sides, Melissa

237

Sharma, Arpit

Sidesinger,

Schultz, Lindsey

183, 275 184,195 233, 275

Schwarts, Chris

147

Shaw, John

275

Schumacher, Mandi

156, 158, 159

Shanks, Kelsey

Sharpe,

Donna

54,

Shultz,

55

185, 189

Shashiikanth, Bhusani

181

83

Melinda Morrow and

195

Short, Britney

234 Shannon, Pamela 89

Schroeder, Triston

Schultes, Jennifer

237

96, 100, 189,

85, 107

Shires, Heidi

Shade, Shayne

Skyeler

Shipley, Frances

SeidI,

Schroder, Karissa

iayre,

172, 173

Shipley, Kaitlynn

Seitz,

192, 193, 275

Stuart

Shifflett,

242 87 Kyle 219 Rebbeca 189, 195

237 icassellati, Katie 273 khafer, Eric 118, 120 Jchafer, Melissa 273 ichaffer, Karen 83 Schalk, Danielle 192

lawyers, Tara

172, 188

Sherwood, Shane

Vin

Sen, Roshni

.aunders, Rachel

229 275

131

Sealine, Julie

189 Schreckhise, Jana 177 Schreiner, Matt 27 Schrader, Erik

137

Megan

Scott, jerica

Scroggins, Sara

234

Schmitz, Michelle

195

Shearer, Tennille

178,184,191,275 Sheldon, Sidney 286 Shenk,Jon 264 Shepard, Coby 28

96

Scott,

Schoeneck, Andrew

163

Abby

Scott,

Scott,

231

Shaw, Kristen Sheeley,

Scott,

Schmitt, Alena

Schnuck, Glenda

Ashley

Schworer, Jacquelyn Scobee, Dylan 225

Scott, Ashley

Schneider, Joan

215

.aulsbury, Jake

13

Danny

Schmitz, Jeremy

272

lantoro, Nick

225

Schmeltz, Nick

216

Stephanie

87 177,183

Schwienebart, Cathi

207, 208,

225 66 Schmidt, Jeremy 177 Schmidt, Stephanie 236 Schill,

36.179

affold.Joe

52

Schenkel, Steve Scheuler,

Ashlee Mejia and Mark Hendrix.

233

Matthew 57 181,275

Sidhu, Sukhbir

Sidhu, Sukhbir Singh Siers,

Douglas

181

58,215

Stefani Pulley.

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Stamoulis, Stephanie

Sigma Phi Epsilon 205, 214, 222, 223 Sigma Pi Sigma 188, 189 Sigma Sigma Sigma 148, 204, 230, 231, 236, 237, 335 Sigma Society 184

Stanislaus, Kiley

177, 188,

Stanley, Seabrin

237

Sigma Tau Delta 188,189 Sigwing, Lauren 165

Starr, Katie

181

Stark, Jesse

Starnes, Luke

146 22, 189, 204,

185

Dan 224, 225 Clair, Andy 223

234 51,190 Simpson, Megan 165 Singh, Rohit 186

St.

Simpson, Jenna

Stedronsky, Ben Steele,

189

13,185 87 Steinman, Heather 177 Steinmeyer, Gene 159 Stenger, Ashley 233 Stensland, Trudy 94 Steiner, Michael

167

195

Sitzman, Kristin

186 233 Sledge, Stephanie 20 Slyman, Douglas 194 van, Laurie 289 185 th. Amber Sivannagari, Kiran

Slayden, Ashley

Abby

106,181,185 223 Stephenson, Lindsay 165 Stephens,

Stephens, Alex

Amber

Stevens,

Anna Nicole 286,290

th,

276 184,276 162,163 th, Chris th, Dan 87, 102 225 th, Derek th,John 105

Stev>/art,

Cara

Stewart, Kristin

th,

Laura

th,

Kylee

Stewart,

Mark

109 167

Stewart, Tristan Stiens,

178 177

Stiens,

Anthony 189, 195 Mary Jane 87 132 190

Katie

Stilwell,

182, 276

Stine, Lindsey

187

Stith, Julie

17

237 Shannon 177, 276

Troy

30

104, 105

Stoller,

121,125, 126, 138, 139, 140,

Storage, Media

75 143

Snell,

Martin

Stoyanova, Ageensa

52

thart, Katie

Street, Daniel

149,211

Snodgrass, Courtney

207, 231

Stroh, Steve

Sogard, Kendra

184, 195

Megan

Solano,

Solheim,

195

174, 184,

Karen

189, 2 76

Student Activities Council Student Ambassadors

RoAnne 87

7,

Students for a Free Enterprise

Chad 139 Aaron 286 Spencer, Ali 234 Spencer, Spight,

Thomas

Keenan

Spight, Kollin

Spina, Liz

87,

189

139

Suchan.Joe

85, 194,

334

Doug

89,

Jamie

187

Sullivan,

Lance

Sullivan, Staci

Stadler, Michael

139

Summers,

Stadlman, Rollie

81

Sunde, Erica

Stalder,

Megan

165

87

Sullivan,

Sudhoff,

173

Kim 83 Megan 165

Spradling,

Stackhouse, Brian

184, 185

Suarez, Lauren

139

195

Spradling, Carol

Spring,

Rob

69 237 Stuff, Kelsey Stump, Brandon 219 Stump, Tiffany 227 Stumpf, Rhiannon 234 Stumph, Michelle 276

Spelling,

96

153, 155

233

Tiffany

237,

131

Sunderman, Kyle

228

193, 195

Student Leadership

Spader, Kara

Stueve,

19, 64,

194. 195,

Sorensen, Brad

Speer,

IINDEX

122

139

Strohm, John 221 Stuart, Ian 173 Stuart,

276

134 136,137 Spangler, Braden 223

31

41

Megan

Snyder, Chris

183

211

Trent

Stroburg,

233 223

Sogard, Chelsea

Joe Tucker.

Stringer,

Snodgrass, Dani

Sobczyk,Jeff

181,186 9,73,89,173,260,274

Strauch,Jody

177

Smock, Shayla

172

234

Stoller, Katie

Stouffer, Kelly

Brandon Matulka

219

Stochman, Scotty Stockton, Shanda

Sarah

Tammie Thomas

181

Stewart, Lyndsey

174

Ryan

276 276

Karly

Ashley

th,

th, Justin

173

284

Stevens, Parke

th,

th,Josh

167

229

Stehly, Elizabeth

187

Sisccjoe

Amy

Steele, Jaclyn

181

Cody

Sinclair,

237 189

Stava,

Simmerlink, Sarah

Singh, Sahil

189

Cory 252, 253

Stanton,

States, Brittany

Andy 223

Silcott,

192

Stanard, Ashley

State Teacher Association

282

Silberberg, Jacob

Brian Hopp.

58, 59, 276

Sigma Alpha 177 Sigma Kappa 149, 234, 235, 333

139

276

177

195


Doug

utton,

81

witzer,

witzer,

184 276

Tower Tower

Ahmed 186

yed, Mujtaba

87

.ymonds, Matt

Suites Hall Council

192

Travenichek,

T

Travis,

Adam

Amber 276

'alarico,

Travis,

Luke

"alley, Jeff

61

179, 181

Richard

Talley,

Roxanne

fan,

56, 57, 183

Yumi

Kappa Epsilon 207, 208, 224, 226 174, 324 Taylor, Bobby fau

131

276

154 Taylor, Holly 237 Taylor, Kari 79, 96 Tebbetts, Jessica 231,276 Taylor,

130, 131 175, 177

231

186

Abhijeeth

Amy

Turner, Vanessa

58

Turner, Whitney

232 233

Turner, Whitney

Twente, Liana

181, 276

Tysdahl, Blake

26

Amarendra

Dan

Unsal,

Thallapeli, Ranjith

Kumar

Stefanie

Tholen, Brenna

186

186

177 192

Thomas, Megan 210, 233 Thomas, Robyn 233, 292 Thompson, Devon 223

Thompson, Don 153 " Thompson, Eric 223 Thompson, Josh 189, 192, 195, 283 Thompson, Krista 237 Jeffry 83 Thornton, Bethany 181,276 Thorpe, Kyle 195,207,220,221,276 Thrall, Tommy 238,242,243 Throener, Mary 79 Thudium, Katie 173, 189 Thurman, Leanne 185, 276 iTiehen, Dave 194 Tilk, Megan 237, 276

Thornsberry,

Ozge

174

29 Urum-Eke, Ikechukwu 42, 139, 140 Usieto, Daniel 162,163 Uriell, Micalea 156, 189 Uppal, Sakshi

139

Thatcher, Christina

54, 55

Uemura, Miki 181 Umstead, Matt 177 Umstead, Matthew 276

173,276

Terry, Caryl

Brian Biggs.

Udas, Swosti

186 189 Termini, Chris 139 139 Terry, Aaron

Thill,

Trummer, Marti

u

276

Teneyck, Hayley

Terry,

161

Carlos

Tegerdine, Amelia Telia,

287

185,189 Turner, Travis 225

153, 155

Tappmeyer, Steve

Cady

132, 133

Tullis,

87

fappmeyer, Lynette

Brandy

Trowbridge, Sarah

Tulasi,

174

fangonan, Eliseo

Taylor,

234

Tucker, Vanessa

181

Taylor,

79, 194, 276,

Tubbs, Krystel

54

Dennis

fanaka,

207,

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104, 105

Tallman, Brian

200 229

57, 98,

Triche, Nicholas

85

ralley,

Daman Kapoor.

276 276

Trester, Stephanie

184

Angela

"albot, Jen

248

Amanda 231

Trester, Michelle 'ague,

13, 192,

192

Suites Staff

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174

.ymtschytsch, Sarah

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178, 191 42, 116, 117, 126, 138, 139,

229 225 Tomaz, Henrique 163 Tomes, Alex 139 Tool, Anna 132,133 Tombs, Cody 282 Toomey, Deborah 87 Toomey, Richard 83 Touney, Bryan 26

195, 276

wope, Natalie

137

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234

Megan Megan

Andrew

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132

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Megan

Tippin,

140, 145, 168

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Tinsley,

Tjeerdsma, Mel

276

utton, Garrett

Amanda 234

Tinker,

upport Services 78 139 urber. Kenny

223

Ussary, Brent

233

Ussary, Lindsay

106 276 Vandermillion, Robert 223 VanNordstrand, Kim 189 Vacarro, Vinnie

Valuck, Katherine

Vauricek,Jen Velder, Jessica

234 234

Venditti, Daniel

Verner, Jared

Vepur,

188, 225

276

Goutam Reddy

Vest, Haleigh

186

Stephanie Bruning.

231

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Rheba

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237

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83

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Vossenkemper, Jake

211

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Amy

184, 185, 189

Wagner, Allison 192 Wagner, Dena 234 Wagner, Will 139 Wahwasuck, Badger 44, 45 173

Wales, Crystal

Walk, Scott

36

334

Walker, Alyssa Walker, Jim

87

Walker, Matt

85,293 195, 229, 276

Walker, Megan Walker, Ryan

Williams, Glen

291

Watson, Adam 195,208,221,276 Watson, Jennifer 233 Watson, Nicholas 195 Watson, Ronda 174 Watts, Jessica 237 Wayman, Sarah 89 Weaver, Jeff 289 Weber, Emily 227 Webster, Jamie 276 Webster, Mallory 179, 181, 183 Weeder, Matt 183, 195 Weese, Dawn 178,181,276

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276 276

283 Welborn, Mary 229 Welborn, Nikki 12,234 Welch, Josh 215,177 Welch, Justin 139 Welch, Sean 215 Wells, Jenny 188 Wentz, Kayla 177 Wesley, Jamesha 179 Wessler.Jana 184

Megan

Meredith

Wingo, Sarah Winkle, Mary

Winquist,

66, 67, 123, 276,

178, 190

279 223 288

227,

335

Adam

186, 188, 189, 207, 229, 279

Winters, Straussy

Wiseman, Jason 139 Wisenman, Steven 139 Withers, Matt

153

214 Wojtowicz, Nicole 132, 133 Wolfe, Adrianne 188 Womack, DeAndre 139 Womack, Quinten 139 Wittstruck, Tyler

190, 233

Wooderson, Seth 252 Wooderson, Seth 253 Wood head, Danny 140 Woodke,Josh 194,334 89

Woodruff, Ernest

Woodward, Stacy 94 Woody, Sarah 279 116, 138, 139, 141, 144, 145

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139

Wright, Rich

Wu,

Eva 85 Wullenwaber, Kacie

Wynn, Heather

123

233

195,231

192, 332

279

166, 167

Y

167

Whittstruck, Tyler

Widmer, Laura

151,

214

89 16

52

Jillian

Wiederholt, Shaun

Wightman, Jake

37

225, 279, 293

189 Wickey, Rachel 181,189 Wilcox, Jordan 118,120,139 Wilcox, Kenton 85 Wilcher, Cleve

231

Wilkins, Lindsey

64, 65, 333

Yago, Gideon

85 77 Yantis, Sara 185 189 Yarnell, Allison Yang, Jang-Ae

Wiederholt, Clinton

Wiley, Jessica

222, 223

146, 147

Winkler, Patrick

123, 332

Whittle, Brett

Wiederholt,

233 334

Winkler, Kasey

Whisman,Jeff 225 White, Ashley 233 White, Emily 229 White, Harvey 39 White, Jason 174,177 White, John 167 White. Morris 117, 123, 168 Whitener, Charron 181 Whitman, Justin 187

Whitt, Pat

279

Windom, Keith 155 Winfrey, Oprah 291

Whedon, Margaret 85 Whisler, Liz

174, 175, 177,

Drew 134,135

Winchester, Daniel

139

Wheeler, Lyndsie

195

187

Wilson, Whittney

Whaley, Jessica 16 Whatley, Nekia 287 Wheat, Cradling 108

Whitt,Janine

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Kathleen

Wilson, Lauren

Weiss, Megan

Whitsell, Brad

3< 2

139

Wilson,

Whitsell, Brad

Lucas Arboni.

Evan Jerry

Wilson, Clifton

Westphal, Kyle

174

Abigail

61

Westman, Britt 167 Westman, Ryley 101, 167 Weston, Zach 167

Warner, Kayla

Wilmes, Wilmes, Wilmes, Wilmes, Wilmes, Wilmes,

215

276

234 Warner, Kayla 237 Wanorie, Tekle 87 Ward, Ashley 132 Ward, Cody 276 Ward, Matt 211 Wardenburg, Dane 139 Warger, Mat 225 Warner, Craig 83

237

Willobughby, Sierrah

Weiss, Denise

Waller, Jessica

Walters, Eryn

Matthew

Weishar, Evan

Westhoff, Matthew

234

Jordan

Willis,

208, 229 279 Wilson, Amanda 195,229

195

Walter, Chrissie

215 187

Willis,

Wilson, Allison

Waller, Jessica

Wallis, Crystal

83

231,279 Williams, Lacey 227 Williams, Larry 68 Williams, Lauren 156,158,159 Williams, Marcus 28, 179, 183 Williams, Sarah 233 Willis, Ashley 20

Williams, Kelli

Wehmeyer, Amanda 177 Wehmeyer, Kyle 210 Weinberger, Caspar 286

237

Tiffany

Wackernagle,

225

Williams, Chris

Waters, Josh 211 Waters, Ryan 31, 139, 144, 266 Watkins, Natalie 48, 190

195

Viet, Kelsey

231

Wilkinson, Ameilin

292

Washington, Kala-Hari Water, William 85 Waters, Geno 126

289

Verlander, Justin

279

Yang, Kichoon

Yaser,

Mohammed

186 54 181,285

Yasukochi, Fumi Yates, Daniel Yates, Erin Yates,

Mark

Yeo, Hyejin

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Younger,

Irina

279

Zey, Michelle Ziebarth,

Philip

Zimnner, Paul

83

192

12,

175

151,214

Zimmerman, Drev/ 283 Zimmerschied, Sarah Zoellner, Tyler 223

189 7.

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184

Meghan

Zimbardo,

187

Tom

Zygmont. Bryan

26,225

Zellenjeff

167

Zweifel,

167

Zeiser, Eric

189

Younghanz, Michael

225

Zaroban, Steve

139

284

Malea

bung. Matt

Young, Tristan

Youngbauer, Sarah

36, 37, 175

229

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and moments was due on Monday.

sports, activities

with friends took precedent over the paper that

Thinking about move-in day and regrouping with your friends, you reflect on the challenging classes you took and the times you had that made you stronger. Remembering the game time atmosphere, you take a moment to look back on the sports games you will remember forever. With windy conditions on campus, you will glady forget the weather,

winter or otherwise.

So many events happened in your time spent at the University that you raced to take in the picturesque scenery around you. Remembering all the unique moments you captured with your cameras. and

signs mark the entrances

Green face paint is brushed onto Jessica

Flowers

Malone's face by Mattie Hans for the Ar-

to the University in

rowhead game.

team to

Spirited fans cheered the

victory, photo by Megan Anders

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the forefront of a cloudy

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locations.

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two

Cook Admissions was the

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day, the Bell

the shadows of the sky. the tower was sometimes

up by the moon, photo by Katie Pierce

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A

topiary of Bobby Bearcat stands

front of Bearcat Stadium.

in

The plant stood

near the Mabel Cook building for the

first

With the in

Nodaway

the center of

toric look,

to the Stadium, photo by Chris Lee

a scenic view,

U^'

Maryville,

could be used as a landmark. With

few weeks of school before being moved

f1/Sfnim-,

County Courthouse

downtown

its

it

his-

the courthouse gave back alleys photo by Katie

Pierce


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Continents span across second

floor of the J.W.

a wall

on the

Jones Student

Union. The mural was added to the wall near the International Intercultural Center to represent the

make up the

many

1^

nationalities that

University's population, photo

by Laura Kearney

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Furious with

f/ie officiating crew, defen-

sive coordinator Scott Bostwicl< mal<es his

case lieard. Bostwick roamed the sidelines of Bearcat Stadium

like a

powder keg

emotion, photo by Trevor Hayes

of

A

stairwell

wards the Building.

these

to

fill

the

the remainder of her pint dona-

When

came

to campus, lines formed outside of

the community blood drive

the Boardroom for the two-day drive, photo

mp^-

Pierce

staff

frequented

conduct their daily routines.

photo by Lauren Baker

tion.

by Katie

around, leading to-

Students and

stairs to

Blood flows as Lynn Cuda squeezes ball

wraps

third floor of the Administration


Water boils above in

could be found

i-l

a flame inside a lab

Garrett Strong. Projects

out the

in

in

the building

various stages through-

year, photo by Meredith Cunence

m

in a tree, berries sparkle in the Many of the trees and bushes around campus displayed a variety of

Hanging sunlight.

seeds and berries representing the University's

Arboretum, photo by Meredith Currence

Ready

for action, Tyler

McWilliams,

Ethan Adams, Ross Hauschild, Joe Pattavina

and Randy Moore wait

They turned

in a

for the snap.

victory for Delta

Sigma

Phi as they played during intramurals. photo

by Lauren Baker

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Light bounces off the hanging Library. stairs

the stairwell of the B.D.

to look for books

library,

artistic structure

Owens Students walked up and down the in

in

the three-story

photo by Lauren Baker

from behind a tree

morning

ue next to the

J.W.

a

bronze

stat-

Jones Student Union.

The statue compared

a student

from

1

905

holding books and a student of 2005 holding a laptop, photo by Laura Kearney

The Administration Building visible

Rain droplets hang from

in

is

barely

the early

sunlight. Despite a fire in July

1979, the building remained a

campus

fo-

cal point, photo by Chris Lee

'GALLERY


The

ceiling

glows around

basement of Lamkin ing cold days as

found practicing

Displayed a

many

teams could be

as 6

in the Wells Hall entrance,

It

is

a display of old

sat in front of the

1947

Radio Transmitter, photo by Megan Heuer

^

the

inside, photo by Katie Pierce

1947 Radio console

equipment.

a light in

Activity Center. Dur-

FM

After fumbling against against Mid

his

head. Despite fumbling,

for

158 yards, photo by

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he Phi

Sig cannon

earcats to score.

sits

waiting for the

The cannon was shot

off

ach time the Bearcats got a touchdown r

field

goal

in

Bearcat Stadium, photo by

iominic Genetti

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Sunlight streams through the

glass

doors on the second floor patio of the J.W.

Jones Student Union.

Named

in

honor of

University President John Jones, his vision

was

for a facility in

which students could

gather to enjoy "gracious

living",

photo by

Shao-Kong Chang

Enjoying a night out club, students

sit

at Molly's

dance

drinking and socializing

with friends. Molly's was where

many

stu-

dents went to dance and take stress away

on Thursday

nights, photo by Meredith Cur-


laryville firefighter Bfyart Arnold reloves the trash can used to start the '

fire

mock dorm room. Arnold used an <ygen tank and mask while rummaging the

irough the debris, photo by Chris Lee


Eyes on t/ie stage, graduates wait for their opportunity to get their diploma. started out so big, but

Campus

on graduation day,

many of the people who donned caps and gowns were familiar faces from classes, groups or

parties, photo by Meredith Cunence

With

looming students spend the last in the B.D. Owens Library.

finals

hours before a test For some,

and

early

was

it

their last

time for

late

night

morning study groups and painstak-

ing exams.

They took with them the knowl-

edge from

their perfect professors

memories with

With

spirit

Whitsell,

painted on

Jared

Ryan, Curtis

effort

even

less

it

Kendrick,

their chests. Brad Liz

Whisler,

Tyler

Dedman, Greg Hollenbeck, Bryan

Berry and David

The

and the

peers, photo by Meredith Currence

Meyer show

their true colors.

took to paint on the

letters,

time to wash away. But the

took spirit

of the game, shared with friends, family and

other Bearcats, lasted a lifetime, photo by Megan Anders

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The

conclusion of one adventure

ply an invitation to another.

the product of

have

all

is

sim-

You

are

the experiences you

i.

lived.

and returned textbooks mean you are one step closer to creating who you are. / Tattered notebooks

Your face

is

captured in photographs, your

name

an organization's minutes and your personality is encompassed in the stories you have * shcTred.

added

to

As seasons wind down, you reaped the rewards of being at the top of your game. The Abraham Lincoln statue on the second floor of the Administration Building wore a football jersey in celeThe setting sun

bration of your second opportunity to travel to the

lines of tfie

National Championship.

caresses the dignified

Administration Building. The

'

straight stretch of sidewalk leading

Your education department received the Christa McAuliffe Award Sept. 12 for excellence in

from

the front doors to the Gaunt House was

known

as the long walk, until the construc-

tion of the Bell

teach-?

Tower interrupted the path.

photo by Meredith Currence

which recognized leadership and infocused on your success as graduates

er education,

novation.

It

Kara Dark

is

crowned "Dream

Girl."

event was hosted by Sigma Kappa 9.

as well as the graduate students.

The

IVlarch

photo by Mark Cakote

The longest running Broadway musical "CATS" returned to the stage of

MTV's GideBergen came and spoke

Mary

Linn.

on Yago and CNN's Peter to you about world and societal today and well into the future.

issues facing

you

Full of spirit, Melissa Gigot raises her

The Bearcat Bookstore

green paw and

"I

the J.W. Jones Student Union. Visual mer-

my

chandising students decorated the front

love

coming

bull

to the

horn to cheer

games

wildly.

to support

team," Gigot said, photo by Megan Anders

window

is

located

in

for special events, photo by Marsha

Jennings

'Miss Elizabeth' serenades

Misti Rich-

mond during a drag show hosted by Common Ground. Audience members received a

discount at the door

if

they brought a can

good, which was donated to the

Human

Rights Campaign, photo by Mark Cofcote

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Âťv

y ^' one mock residence hall room burned the ground to educate you on the dangers

hile 'to

of

dorm room

fires,

freshmen residence

the construction of the halls

continued with a

slated finish for Fall 2007.

The men of ROTC worked and trained their way to becoming soldiers for the U.S Army and commissioned as 2nd Lieutenants. International Students hosted an inaugural event known as M.O.S.A.I.C to educate you about multiculturalism and how other countries in the world represent themselves. For graduates, your environment replaces your classroom, acquaintances Constructionn

is

complete on

the

Biopharming building on the north side of campus. The building stood several

months

after

its

empty

for

completion, photo

by Chris Lee

Andrew Arbogast

joins fellow ROTC

members, Josh Woodke and Major Stackhouse

V

ates

in a

Brian

round of push-ups. Gradu-

from the ROTC program were offered

commission as

second Lieutenants

into

your expectations are

become

and

now your realities.

Whether you return next semester or take your final campus stroll, it is your chance to satisfy your desire to-become fully known as who you are. Through the events you participated in, the organizations you led, the people you befriended and the teams you supported, the blank slate you began with created you.

the Army, photo by Meredith Currence

Christmas cheer fills

the ballroom dur-

ing the Yuletide Feaste as Alyssa Walker,

Dane Montgomery and Whittney Wilson sing. Silly

songs were also included

in

the

evening, photo by Marsha Jennings

A dumbell

is repeatedly lifted

by

Amy

Bohaker during weightraining. Bohaker

was

a

middle blocker

team, photo by Katie Pierce.

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best friends

for the volleyball


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Director of Career

services,

Joan Sch-

neider shows a student her options of

which professionals

will

be most relevant

to her during Career Day. As the years,

progressed, students found opportunities

through organizations and classes to build a

resume and

preparing

portfolio,

their

chosen

The

women of Sigma

career, photo by

ticipate in the

Walk.

them

for

White

Sigma Sigma par-

Speak Out

Members

Kellie

for

Stephanie

of Greek organizations

gathered up their belongings and said

goodbye

to their chapters. T-shirts with

their letters, snapshots with their familes

and paddles from

their

moms helped them

remember the people

that experienced

college with them, photo by Marsha Jennings

Hunting for the a

proper

location

of

textbook. Matt Westhoff restocks the

shelves of textbook services as the trimester ends.

Backpacks were tossed aside and

empty notebooks

discarded, but students

wouldn't forget the familiar faces tertained

them through

who

en-

lectures, photo by

Chris Lee

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In spring

1

906, the Board of Regents

called for plans for an

academic hall main building of the Northwest Normal School. Through the years,

as the

the Administration Building remained at the core of the first

place

new

campus.

It

was the

students went to pick

up

a planner, the blank squares

to

be

filled

ready

with meetings, classes

and events. The Admin. Building was also the last place students went to file for graduation and bring their college career to a close. In between those years, each person developed from a blank face in the crowd to a full-fledged Bearcat. The people they met, the events they attended, organizations they joined

took, created

Meredith Currence

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who they were,

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Tower 2007  

Northwest Missouri State University Tower Yearbook

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