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closer than you think
The Boll Tower stands in the middle of campus on a sunny fall day. Finished in 1472, the tower has stood as a landmark of the University for 36 vears. Pholo by
Bearcat receives her pin from Bev
convocation. This was the
vear freshmen received a pin in the
print. In previous vears
pins looked like Bobbv Bearcat. Photo hy
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Friendly Fans Bearcat Marching Band Culler, a
along lo a song
team during lall Classic VI. Plwlo /'i/ the fourth annual powwow lo raise money for Students enjoyed an inflatable game during
of the Shirtless Bearcat Organization cheers^^ffiffic)thall
Dancers from across the Great Plains
the University's Native American Scholarship. Pliolo the organizational fair in the
kW i KaMMipfey bonds with staff member Will Murpl^HHIMeling hi^ dog, Zoey during Dog Days. Dog Days was sponsored by North\\-eSt Advocates for Animal AwarenessH'/jolo by Chris Lee Mmile-jn diy kKk-?(Sf\< Advantage Week for incoming freshmen. Photo by Chris Lee Student Senate President Alex Drurj' and Lniwrsity President Dean Hubbard ring the Class of 1948 bell in Walkout Da\ tradition. Sj^faJui ]ainifer Riepe Hudson and Perrin Resi dence Halls make the ir debut on campus. Photo hy Chris Let..' Student
performers such as Hinder in the spring and Hellogoodbye lecturers
came to campus to discuss politics
and the media.
The second largest freshmen class in
constructed Hudson and Perrin
Students went it
an uproar when
that the beloved image
cartoon Bobby Bearcat would slowly be
phased out and replaced with the Bearcat Racing Boys
Above: Students enjoy an activity
The object was
piece of Velcro as far as possible
These events made
for a fun
before being yanked back to the
beginning. Photo by Chris Lee
that brought students together and
the University closer than you think.
Burning Lesson Far Left: Students watch the second annual dorm fire demonstration put on in September, Campus Fire Safet)' month. The event showed
dorm room would be smoke and flames.
engulfed with Photo
Loft Building Jared Bovie, with the help of his familv,
Due amount new freshmen, some residents were allowed to move in a day build a loft outside Phillips Hall. to
than normal. Photo by
connect for early advantage Clouds and rain welcomed close 1,500
in day. Vehicles filled
campus on movethe streets and
Bearcat Arena for over an hour during the rain delavDifferent programs were offered
throughout the weekend. "Can
Move-in dav marked the beginning
You" was a program dedicated
of events for
freshmen with things
dubbed the weekend "Advantage." Leslie Chandler, Coordinator of
"The speaker was
to things that
thought about," Clark
Orientation and Transfer Affairs, said the
required to attend this event.
like a football
game, barbecues and meeting freshman seminar advisors. University
The weekend was capped off Sunday afternoon with the convocation ceremony. Freshmen listened to speakers such as Student Senate
even with enrollment up, there wasn't
President Alex Drury, and the
backup anywhere," Chandler said. The Bearcats opened their football season against Arkansas Tech on movein day. The stands were filled with fans
Enrollment Management Bev Schenkel,
awaiting the "1
of the season.
because of the weather," Brandon Clark said. Clark, a
Marching Band and
band and then ended up student
The event ended with freshmen accepting their
print pins as they
walked out of the gymnasium as the newest class of Bearcats.
of the Bearcat
disappointed that he had for
wasn't expecting that 1
really impressed," Clark said.
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up her pa.ssword on
her school provided laptop during movein day. All a free PJiolo
on campu.s residents received
laptop to use throughout the year.
Friendly Visit Sarah Hayes drops in
for a visit
Megan Delaney, both of whom live Hudson Hall. The girls contemplated
Friday night's activities. Photo
by Knyleen Vandc
Moving In Parents help
newly finished Hudson and Perrin halls on move-in day. About 500 freshmen
Advantage Week. Pbolo by Chris Lee
Doing Laundry Darrin Ackermann gathers his laundry
from the washers and dryers in the new halls. The faciUties provided entertainment with television sets. Photo
Grand Opening Dean Hubbard along with staff from Hudson and Perrin cut the ribbon in President
front of the nevvh' constructed halls.
residence halls housed 500 in
their first year
on campus. Photo by
Perrin are suite
was nothing new
returning students, Hving the suite
something most upperclassmen have David Lewev, a junior
impus, said the freshmen should reallv thankful for the "I
lived in Phillips
id then li\ed off ever got to
get a nice
suite to live in
the hall director of is
the hall di-
Hudson. Matthews believes the
udents are verv thankful
advantage of the new
are covered with activities that
up but students as
living in Perrin.
The students and evervone
from Hudson Hall, recognizes the
At the beginning of the vear there
were multiple issues with flooding. "The building sive hill so
water comes rushing
back doors of Hud-
unity of students in the hall.
son," Heft said. "The
more involved with the activities the RA's put on and that forms a greater bond with kids on
of the door. But the contractors fixed
"Residents are a
Even with the positive aspects ing's structure
but that goes for almost every
building," said Matthews.
couple of months to get the
caused a big puddle
at the foot
most of the freshmen living in Hudson and Perrin enjoy the dorms, especiallv since they are the first ones to live there.
"There were problems with the building at
unitv and environment, the
and Desi Campbell
Lewev said, the new fresh-
Matt Matthews !Ctor of
in a suite,"
reallv jealous of all
my freshman vear
not only the residential assistants have
facility as well as the
"It is really
nice to live in these
as freshmen, but
of even cooler since we're the very class to trv
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literally more Prospective students casually walked across the leaf-covered sidewalks tak-
ing in the different sights and sounds of
campus life. High school seniors liked what they saw and decided to make the Universitv their new home. Bev Schenkel, dean of enrollment
management, the freshman class over the last 20 years is 1,200 students. The number of firsttime freshman grew by 19 percent and with 1,446 students, formed the second largest freshman class in the University's history. The largest freshman class said the average size of
was 1,451 students
Schenkel also said there was a 6 percent increase last year in total students
and undergraduate enrollment was
marketing and ad campaigns helped in
The out ads in high school newspapers and put up more billboards across the state. recruiting students.
radius," Schenkel said. "So that's really
teams and new dorms.
"The laptop program
Northwest from other
and students find a real Northwest providing that," said.
"The residence halls that
University also started recruiting high
opened this year have also provided us with some great excitement. They had
school students at a younger age than
great appeal with our students."
the tvpical junior
enough she could still drive home on the weekends and the University seemed like the perfect place. "I went to the meeting when they [recruiters] came to school and it seemed
like a cool place," Bailey said. "I've
out and and ninth graders about
college, actions to take after high school
be prepared talked to
2,200 students through that program."
Schenkel believed that aggressive life
attend the University during her junior
and he would have
excited about the
reasons but the size
decision and was a big plus but she
venient," Carlin said. "Another thing that
talks to eight
Omaha and so a quick two and I'm home which is very con-
"We have an educator who goes
for college. This last year
big factors in his decision.
campus and closeness
laptop program had a
vear of high school. She said that the
Eric Carlin said that he
Early Outreach Program," Schenkel said.
and what they need
a really nice college.
Ashley Bailey made the decision
into place about four years ago
new people but small enough that I can make a difference on the campus." Carlin believed he made the right de-
of the initiatives that
Her main concern was
a small school.
ing the laptop program, textbook rental,
high school. The
Schenkel there were
numerous things that helped students' choose to come to the Universitv includ-
teacher ratio since she graduated from
always heard from other people that
The University always had a mailing campaign where information was sent freshman year
Bailey really liked the student to
finding a university that wasn't too far
that a majority of our
where we trv to focus our advertising and billboards. 72 percent of our students are from Missouri, 12 percent are from Iowa and 9 percent are from Ne-
5,661 students, the highest level ever.
students travel from about a two hour
to students' families as early as
do with her
new dorms more.
in Perrin and the rooms are reand big," Bailey said. "I've seen the old freshman dorms and I'm glad "1 live
didn't get put in those.
to ever live in
"I'm enjoying the college
campus," Carlin reallv
am enjoying all
of the opportunities that
at the University.
"Things have been
Rock Out Papa Roach lead singer Jacoby Shaddix shouts out to the fans at Bearcat Arena.
bands marked the very
Council. Photo by Chris Lee
maxed out Arena cram Bearcat
3,300 The crowd roared as the band stepped on stage. Fans sang along to every word, and they were crowd surfing throughout the show. For many, the
concert was the perfect
The concert was put on by Student Activities Council and took place in Bearcat Arena on April 19. The show was sold out, a first for the University.
before spring finals week.
Hinder, the hard rock band
sold a total of 3,300 tickets for
the show," said Kelli Farris, president of
The show also included the bands Operator and Papa Roach, known for "To Be Loved" and "Scars." "I really enjoyed Papa Roach's performance," said Emily Weber. "I was more interested in seeing those guys than seeing Hinder. 1 had never heard of Operator before but they did a real good job getting the crowd pumped up for the
cert like this."
deserve the attention they got.
Joshua Embrey joined the anti-Hinder group on facebook.com and said
he would rather have seen a band
Green Day, Rascal
SAC. "We spent approximately $75,000
an Angel," performed for a sold out crowd of over 3,000 people.
for "Lips of
ing Hinder "sucked" and the band didn't
that are included
put on a con-
Numerous hours were put into makshow happen. The majority of work was done by students.
ing the the
"Perhaps everyone was pissed
because Hinder cannot sing their lives," said
Despite negative feedback from
of those in attendance enjoyed
Even though the concert sold out, many University students were not excited to hear that Hinder was coming.
Numerous anti-Hinder groups started to pop up on facebook.com immediately after the announcement was made claim-
the bands performed
"Everyone had so
Moore. "Everyone was
did a really good job with the
Main Event Lead singer of Hinder, Austin Winkler, sings to the band's hit song "Lips of an
they covered a variety- of other well-
known pieces like "Born to be Wild." Photo by Chris Lee
Long Wait Fans anxiously await for the doors to
open prior to the concert. X106 helped time pass by playing music and chatting 'A
Photo by Chris Lee
weekend pancake party pancake
exhilarating entertainment for the
so they did not notice the
dozens of students and parents.
flying at them.
Comfortable chatter could be heard
Evonne shouted out an exuberant "Ho!" every time she flipped a pancake
between students and
onto a customer's plate. Families were
however, and quickly got the hang of
impressed bv the couple's flipping
Pancakes were flying onto paper plates while the delicious of sausage
coffee filled the
their parents as
they began the Saturday morning of
Weekend at the Bell Tower. From 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., students
their family could
famous Chris Cakes pancakes. Chris Cakes
as a fund-raiser
Kristin Hilde, events planning chair
was a fun activity families and the food was good. "It's easy, simple, and people like it," it
a little bit
said she did not have
for flipping the
and The Chris Cakes team, Ted and Evonne White, pro\'ided Families enjoved the fun
Ted joked that the
trick to accurate
was classified information. Josh Coburn and his parents were
in for a surprise in
They did not watch the people of
right to the ground.
Coburns were ready
almost missed the
for the next one,
over his head, but he
them catch the pancakes
able to grab
out of the air with his hand.
The Coburns arrived just before Coburn said his motivation for getting up early on a the 9:20 a.m. rush.
Saturday was because his parents
"They scheduled breakfast for the parents, not college students!" his
There's no technique," Evonne said.
Student Senate, said they decided to
do the event because
pancakes precisely onto people's plates
farther than that!"
flying in midair.
"I'm old but
The event was put on
back from the
breakfast of sausage, juice, coffee and
One customer seemed to step
Despite the early hour,
students and their families showed
enjoy the breakfast and entertainment.
James Brandly came
to the event
friends to enjoy the delicious breakfast. "They'll
up, that crazy
pancake couple," Brandly said.
Evonne White family
food to a Universit
while spectators watcl
the background. Evonne launchei hundreds of pancakes throughout th morning. Plioto In/ Ktii/li'cii Vniiiic Kiviif) in
ncakes Galore d 1
Chris Cakes distributes
flapjacks to the line of customers,
ages enjoved the pancakes
the bright Saturday
;ekend. Photo by Kayleen Vande
Unimaginable Illusions Wesley Miller becomes frightened as Wand makes the bottom half of his body disappear into thin air. The crowd enjoyed the reactions of those under
hypnosis. Photo by Jennifer Riepe
mind games the
Digging deep into their subconscious udonts and family from the University fgan
to loose control.
Wand, had them under
kicked off Family
with his 24th
sing a colorful, spinning light Liickly
help the 26 vol-
nteers let go of their subconscious.
moments only 15 stuand family members remained on
After a few ents
under hypnosis. The
to their seats replaced
ere well into their
who subconscious. Wand
become Greek gods and lake their way on stage. They had also jccumbed to the power of the light. iked
allowed the volunteers to sink
eeper into hypnosis while he shared ories of past college visits.
"One time last fall while on a campus had asked me to do something on nimals," Wand said. "So I had all the Li\s on stage become purebred show lev
dogs and the
who remember was named I
and began talking to dog number five, JoJo jumped up and bit me in the butt. It was so bad I had to get stitches." With a few waves of his hand. Wand's volunteers were sunbathing on a tropical beach. Some rubbed sunscreen on
their bodies; others stretched out so
out of their chairs.
few short moments
Wand's body slowly
disappear. Screaming in terror they
grabbed each other
Bringing his missing parts back.
brought a dance competition
the stage. Hypnotized
feet to the
hands and moving
finished off the night with an
Idol singing contest. Univer-
student and volunteer, Darnell John-
son, believed he
Afterward volunteers had mixed
taken off while under hypnosis.
Stephanie Keen, only remembered the volunteer next to her being terrified
was ready to attack him and how scared she was for him. Johnson claimed to remember all of his actions and said his favorite part was being Beyonce in American Idol. Wand says he doesn't personally do shows for new venues but likes to return of the pit bull that
to past hosts.
people here always treat
why keep coming back. The me so great,"
unteer believing the microphone stand believed a balloon animal was a pit bull
also planned to
"The people and students
Seipel couldn't find her shoes she had
was the woman
of his dreams.
the University on his
Continuing his act
Dance Competition Students showed off their moves attempt to win
in an dance contest.
kept the audience involved using a
-eries of acts. Pliolo by
Reappearing Act lim
Stephanie Keen think he
half visible, causing her to
a floating torso sat near her.
shock by the way
performed. Photo by Jennifer Riepe
guitar halo games that rock and Master Chief walks through the rough, mountain terrain. His battle is
slung over his shoulder.
comes from above and to the west. He fires, shots fly on the screen. The bullet
into the flowing river.
"I'm done man!" Jeff Schnell yells to the
glowing television screen as he
enjoyed unprecedented hype and results
scenes from an independent camera.
following the Sept. 25 release. In the
The camera could go ahead
United States alone.
the biggest launch in
entertainment history," West said.
Halo 3 was the concluding game in the Halo story line, which began
of the player,
behind, in a completely different area
and watch how the scene unfolded. Cory Chase waited six hours in a Wal-Mart line the night it was released so he could bring it home. Chase said the hype started in May,
tosses his controller
with Halo's release in 2001. Since then
released a Beta multi player version that
over to his bedside.
graphics and technology have increased
could be tested online through the
and performance, and the game has become considerably more interactive due to additions like the
Crackdown. From then,
takes multi player to a whole
the graphics are
amazing," Schnell said.
A well-received update
was the addition of the theatre. The theatre was a special
up," Chase said.
one of the most popular games
released in 2007.
interactive options including a guitar battle
expanded by 12 with some big names including Metallica and
Since the original release. Guitar Hero has taken players and rock stars by storm, including Jonathan Davis from Korn, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails,
one of them and another
was released October 28, 2007, and grossed $100 million in
started getting really
"There were three brutes in the
recent rockers like
Chase also mentioned the dialogue changing with difficulty levels as one thing he liked about Halo 3. He remembered one change specifically.
allowed the player
M^â€” The game
Guitar Hero Guitar Hero
Bob Bryer of My Chemical Romance and many more.
Rocking View Steel, one of the playable characters from the Guitar Hero scries, looks out into the world of Halo 3. Photos by Katie Pii-nc Pliolo IllW'Iritlioii hy I'.rik Sihmdcr
Cory Chase drinks
his plav time. Pepsi Co.
Fuel to extend produced Halo
the release of Halo
Photo by Katie Pierce
Sigma Sigma Sigma Kati Pugh makes some adjustments to their Asian themed float.
complete and won Kayleen Vande Kamy
pomped up down
getting Homecoming all
known to colleges many
over the country. With
also another thing very important in
the float building process as one box
Walkout Day, parade game, students often cram with things
24 packages of a
certain color can cost over $60.
What most people don't know is that for many students, Homecoming
constructing a frame.
Step one of building a float would be
of chicken wire, glue
Only a week after all the festivities, many Greek organizations will begin making partnerships for next year's
Chicken wire by
A new Homecoming executive
elected shortly following the
big event and
"Getting the dimensions and
everything to meet the requirements in is
Sigma Kappa fraternity along with the women of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority teamed up to build their masterpiece. Phi Sigma Kappa had made of Phi
week after Homecoming weekend ended.
necessary to flatten wire that came
rolled in a cylinder.
The two organizations began building their float on Sept. 1- 56 days before the parade.
started as a
would soon become an elaborate work of art. Most would say, the basic necessities trailer
for building a float for
would be wood
for the frame, lots of
chicken wire, glue, tissue paper
The next step
to cover every
square inch of the frame with the
and attach it with The more tightly pulled
stretched chicken wire nails or staples.
the wire will
over the frame, the better
Next comes the most time consumwhat most call "pomping" the float. Members of Sigma Sigma Sigma ing part,
Many are built.
be a colorful creation. things can change as floats
a layer of
can add inches and weight
structure. All these are things to
consider whfle building, as there of rules everyone
pulling in multiple directions. Stretching is
of the organization
Stretching takes multiple people
spend many hours unrolling feet of chicken wire. They then cut it to the dimensions needed, snip the thin wire that holds the middle solid and stretch
plans with the sororitv just a
For the 2007 school year, the
what was once chicken wire covering frame
tough," Nolker said. is
and Phi Sigma Kappa used two sheets of pomp slightly offset then twisted them around their index and middle fingers to create a "pomp." They then dipped the bottom end into the glue. Hannah Boehner, member of Sigma Sigma Sigma, says it is one of her favorite and least favorite parts. "I hate the glue, it's nasty. I would rather just roll the pomps and let someone else glue," Boehner said. After dipped in glue, the pomp is then stuck through one of the holes in the chicken wire. Do this a few thousand times over the course of a few weeks and
After a frame the
member of Phi Sigma Kappa, was named float chair. Andrew
of the things that takes the is
Building the frame can be one of
most time involving Homecoming parade
the most stressful parts.
attending meetings to discuss rules and
A wooden frame is
support the massive amounts
preparation events hit their calendars
almost a year in advance.
to the wire
"You have to pay attention to detail and watch your measurements as vou build and then make sure it's strong enough to go down the road. Then worry that thev all meet requirements for judging," Nolker said. Both Boehner and Nolker agree the time spent was well worth it when getting to hang out with friends.
place, like their float did,
even more worthwhile.
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Sigma Sigma Sigma member, Melinda Bell,
helps her sisters
Kappa joined together place
late into the
Sigma Sigma Sigma and Phi Sigma float.
Building Foundations Phi
Drummond and Matt Oyler, drill a frame together An Asian theme was used for the
Bearcat Royalty King Mac Mohi and Queen Nisha Bharti, to the crowd as they ride through the parade. The theme of the parade was
the World. Plwlo by Kaylccn Vandc
Sigma Sigma Sigma and Phi Sigma Kappa created an Asian float for the Around the World Homecoming theme. The groups received first place. Photo by Kayken Vimde
bringing us closer together This vear marked the 84th
lomecoming celebration. With the tlu'ine "Bobby Goes Around The I
World", man\- creative ideas were used. I
Beginning Oct. 22 and ending with the
and members of the com-
munity. Events included: banner, canned
penny wars, parade entries. Variety Show skits. Walkout Dav and more.
up comedy. First place was taken by Dan Rasmussen.
Homecoming Varietv Show.
Organizations prepared skits based on the specific theme of traveling
around the world. Members
the audience witnessed acts
Bobby Around the World: The Mascot Challenge" performed by Alpha Gamma Rho and Sigma Society and "Where in World
Bobbv Bearcat" bv Alpha Sigma Alpha and Phi Si^ia Kappa. "The Variety Show was probably my avorite part of Homecoming. It's somethe
hing different that you don't see in high school.
laugh," said Shelbie
Winning highly competitive skit was and the Calendar Caper" performed by Phi Mu Alpha and Sigma
and queen were crowned on opening night. Nisha Bharti, was crowned 2007 Homecoming queen and Mac Mohi was named king.
crowded Performing Arts Center, students from Greek orgaing
were also presented during the Variety the king
In front of a
nizations displayed their dancing, sing-
acts included dancing, singing
On streets to
back of a truck though
The Variety Show included olio acts to fill in time between skits. Olio acts are usually performed by members outside of the Greek community. This year's olio
to all students,
spent countless hours preparing.
Pomped floats, mini floats, paper mache clowns, students in costume dancing as clowns and many area marching bands made their way down Fourth Street for the Homecoming Parade. Many globes and travel acces-
another category for en-
Gamma Rho fraternity lined ing
splash around as the truck rolled slowly
through the parade. Cross country runner,
Gray, was able to witness her
Homecoming parade activities
this year. In past
years she had to miss out on
to see the
would be my first time being on campus for Homecoming. Some of my friends met at my house before the pasince
This year's parade seemed disap-
students. Nick Hager,
witness the parade for a
wasn't as impressed with the pa-
rade this year.
sories could be spotted throughout the
though," Hager said.
really liked the
"The parade was kind of
around the theme.
of a pickup truck with tarp before
parade, as organizations based their entries
crazy," Light said.
Saturday, crowds lined the
down," and friends and I left
was so excited
Light walked in the parade as a
pomped clown for her sorority, something many Greeks endure throughout
The winning, highly competitive was made bv the members of Phi Sigma Kappa and Sigma Sigma Sigma. Overall best parade went to Phi Mu and Phi Sigma Kappa.
was in the parade only got to see what was still going after I got done. I got to see my sorority's float and that was probably my favorite part of the "Since
really liked the
said. "I it
took so long
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kickoff return. That set us
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FOOTBALL VERSUS WASHBURN
that allowed us to stay out of our
In front of 8,325 fans, the
no people were
allowed us to do
was Homecoming chair for and hadn't gotten any
looking to crush the hopes of a
things we were really comfortable with and we were able to call plays and use
everything ready for the parade,"
our time outs," Tjeerdsma said.
Ichabods came to Bearcat Stadium
Thanks to a 19 yard touchdown pass from Joel Osborn to Kendall Wright on fourth-and-eight play in the final minute,
Washburn 28-27. The great Homecoming
share of the
that. Dallas (Flynn)
Shortly before midnight on Saturday
Bearcats had trailed at halftime of a
Senior linebacker, Jared Erspamer,
was given the Don Black Award for his performance in the game. Erspamer recorded 13 tackles against the Ichabods
and was named MVP. Tjeerdsma was very proud
the Bearcats rallied late in the
safety officers rushed to
about three minutes. Obviously
and guests were
able to sleep. The only
near The Station. Shots were fired around
midnight on Levine
The Outback hosted the 18"" annual Kegs and Eggs. Starting at 6 a.m. on Saturday, Ted and Evonne White of Chris Cakes provided a breakfast buffet to
go along with the early bird drink
Burny's opened their doors at 8 a.m.
to transport those that
to participate in their drink
specials to the football game.
parked near The Station
Safety officers stand in the parking
Homecoming can seem like prime time party time for many who choose to indulge. Many of the bars offer extended
males wearing green hooded sweatshirts
hours and drink specials
By 6:36 a.m. the active alarm
would keep me up. Then the alarms started going off and never stopped. I still didn't get any sleep." A week after the incident, no arrests had been made in connection with the
systems had been turned off and
"The good thing was we had
knew my roommates
Students were alerted through e-mail and campus wide alarm systems. The warnings and e-mails asked students to stay put and the campus was put under lock down. Law enforcement officers began scanning the campus and conducting room searches for two persons of interest. The campus and community were put on the look out for the two suspects, African-American
when behind with just
to score a
campus the scene and
Local law enforcement and
soon word spread throughout campus.
many who witnessed
during the Black and Gold Pageant.
Tjeerdsma's words rang true in the ears of
shots were fired outside of The Station
over the U.S. occurred.
"Words can not express how happy am," head coach Mel Tjeerdsma said,
students were heading
also give the Bearcats a
said. "I live off
but went to stay the night in Roberta
and crawling away from the bar an event to land on headlines all
the Bearcats beat
win, not only a
sleep Friday night because of getting
students, like Hager, chose
house parties either
crowded bars but a great time.
Hand Off Joel
gives the ball to Xavier
game against Washburn. Omen finished the game with 143 rushing during
yards on 32 carries. Photo by Chris Lee
Alpha and Sigma Alpha Iota homecoming skit. Thev won highly competitive skit during the 2007 Phi
Photo by Jessica
phasing out Bobby Bearcat through the ages After 91 years, the University
phased out the cartoon logo of the Focusing marketing efforts towards
displaying an "N" in the
center, officials in the University's athletic
department did away with the logo
Bobby Bearcat wearing
community, were not
who are fans or who know North-
student senate meeting.
the paw, even though
well," Morris White,
paw is the most thing when you talk about
The University trademarked both the Bobby Bearcat logo and the paw logo to
acknowledging the positive and negative feedback he had received about the
Phasing out the Bearcat logo gradually
White said phasing out the Bobby Bearcat logo eliminated confusion over the primary logo for Northwest athletics.
broke to eliminate the
logo. University students
issues are large or small; people care,"
the phasing out of the cartoon Bobby
Dean Hubbard said he supported Boerigter and the department's decision to move
"Anytime you deal with symbols, then the very first reaction to a symbol or a
change in a symbol,
Hubbard said. Hubbard said this is a non-issue since cartoon Bobby Bearcat was not
"Bobby Bearcat will still be around and presumably over time, the costume will change, and people will draw, different artists will draw different renderings of what a bearcat would look like,"
the meeting. Nic Brent, questioned the
athletic department's judgment on the
ing eliminated completely.
and a handful of students attended
to get rid of
Boerigter began the presentation by
athletics or not."
such a need
Bearcat logo. University President
a big part of our tradition,
Given the events surrounding site,
licensing said. "The
west, the one thing that they think of
groups on facebook.com and a
just feel like [the
"Bobby Bearcat's our masBecker cot, they can't just take away the symbol said.
The Facebook group "Bobby Stays or We Go" saw over 1,000 members in 24 hours and over 2,100 members total. The mass attention over the situation sparked a visit by White and athletics director Bob Boerigter at a University
alumni and people
"That's not even cool,"
school's symbol, the Bearcat.
of the Maryville
Evan Young and Dominic Genetti Erik Schrader
technically deprived for 48 hours Technology and striving better,
has dominated the world. Every aspect of
sounded like fun to ask four reporters to try and go without technology for two days.
inundated by techno-
Every where people turn they can
days, 48 hours.
do anything, or without anything in this case, for two days - can't they? In
see computers and robots, students
theory, with the correct
walking through campus with
severance and dedication. Otherwise
phones and iPod ear phones stuffed their ears
thev have efforts to
daily, hourly on and security technology But it's nothing that's needed to
used some form of advancements that
actually physically survive.
bends, big breaks in their
so important, so intrinsic that everyone
Soulja Boy or Disturbed.
specifically outlined in the list,
seems unnecessarily quiet
The experiment was to try and return to a more simple time when there were fewer distractions and the average
void of distractions.
go without. That's what hap-
pened - no one made
by muting out the
sounds from the outside world with ists like
avoid eye contact and
was longer then seven to commercial breaks. between 10 minutes Technology is a huge part of our culture in this time period. Without it the world attention span
two days with
homework and napping
facebook.com and myspace.com,
vision sitcoms or the constant ringing of
phone should have had a calming it was the opposite. It was tiring in that same way you feel when setting down a book after more reading than you intended, rubbing the bridge of your a cell
nose, feeling strain in your eyes, hearing silence echo through your head.
kate hall would bo easy
don't consider myself firmly
planted in the present century.
Could you be
went without my
month last summer and bedroom is older than am.
don't civn have
the television in n\\
was wrong. wasn't easy.
phone Hair Straightener
o\erslept the second day too.
the boots at oldnavy.com were
fidget]! for tivo days. •
called two people, it
on. That's an excuse,
listened to I
radio, but justifiably
wasn't the one to
like a junkie in
Handicap Door Button Elevator
of a fix
And so it begins. Two days without technology. Some may call it two days disconnected from the
Our Usable •
Land Line Phone •
world. But to me, •
straightener or watching the
Camera •Car Lights
means I have to listen to makes as I tool down the road towards campus.
noises don't sound good.
ability to check
my Facebook ei^ery three
minutes or the latest headlines on
espn.com, this day really goes by sloivly. I'm watching the two guvs in front of
other stupid gag gifts on Facebook. Lucky people.
the second day,
only got 15 hours
At around noon,
but then again, I've
started by checking
school e-mail which told
friends had written
been blown open.
could handle the challenge. But apparently not. Well,
did stay off for the most part.
Technology Tangle For two days, four staff J '
cords tying them to technology and the world. Photo Illustration by Chris Lee
Jennifer riepe woki' up lo
dressed and put on
tin' rini;ini; o\
instead of grabbing niv
cheated this moritiu^ because
|iad to call
to tell her
ti> \\ riti'
forgot to upload
for m\- University bill.
couldn't find the photos she wanted.
wet day going between classes on
spent nine hours of this
checked out books without using
plan to read part of
be printed, then
ringing of the cursed alarm. It
wasn't quite so early today, but
don't like the metallic clanging.
9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., but the weather
Monday and miss being I
lnHight about staying
only had class
haven't turned on
me to keep track of time. being able to use technology, but I'm too
able to use the alarm to remind
Looking back, two days
ithout technology wasn't too bad, but
missed the microwave and
arrison sissel I'm a very technical person, so the thought of going 48 hours without technology
me and sounded
probably be the hardest thing
the start that this
ever done, because
use technology religiously, almost like breathing.
At the beginning of day one
excited, but of course
go most of the day without using the items on our "do not use"
show. Heroes, was on
but then a
p.m. So yes,
cheated once, on purpose. 1
also forgot that
weren't allowed to use elevators, and
struggled and cheated a couple of times, but near the end of the second day
accident. So /
not using technology wasn't so bad. 1
go a week without
my computer and
never want to leave them behind.
heavy storm to
News reports of severe damage Oklahoma cities flooded tlie media
as the ice
storm continued on
across the Midwest.
one third "I
didn't think there
exams p.m. Monday night and all
streets or sidewalks
to see all the trees
and limbs on
10. the University cancelled final
starting at 7
Canden Johnson said. The University campus was
for Tuesday, Dec. 11
'due to anticipated severe weather.' E-mails were sent to students, faculty
staff detailing the
exams and Campus Safety provided advice on what to expect in the event of a power outage. That night, freezing rain poured out of the black skies and final
Tuesday morning, the rain had
moved on and
curious students ventured
out of their rooms to survey the damage. Trees on
campus sustained approxi-
mately $2 million in damages, estimated
Photo by Chris Lee
Missouri State Arboretum. Federal fund-
was sought for recovery and replacement efforts. Tree damage extended beyond campus and was a cause for downed power lines. Lights continued to flicker in most University buildings and residence halls Buildings without power included Fire
Arts, Bearcat Stadium, Wellness Center,
College Park Pavilion, Athletic Grounds Center, University
Farm and Alumni
House. (continued on page 26)
Environmental services clean up what is left of the Missouri State Arboretum on campus. Finals were cancelled the dav
can be seen hanging off of this bicycle parked near the Union. Ice covered most of campus and caused nearlv 70 trees to Ice
be cut down. Phoio by Jennifer Riepe
Bad Luck Tree branches
fell all around Maryville and on campus after the ice storm hit. Limbs were found on top of cars, tangled in telephone wires and in the middle of
the streets. Photo by Chris Lee
Perilous Trek Roberta
navigate around branches on their way to the Union. The grounds crew left branches
under trees to keep students from walking into danger. Photo
Tuesday after the storm, caution tape snaked around dangerous sections of sidewalk to prevent injuries from falling
branches. Photo by Katie Pierce
(continued from page 24)
nalism professor Jason Offutt and his family woke up Tuesday
campus students woke up to find they were without power and heat. They were urged to go to the Maryville Community Center or Franken Hall for shelter. Gov. Matt Blunt came to Maryville on Wednesday, Dec. 12 to survey the damage and offer words of support. He also visited displaced community members at the Maryville Com-
majority of off
munity Center. Blunt said 139,000 people were without power in Missouri.
of the 160
members of the Missouri National Guard them were in northwest Missouri.
"we hope power
safely as possible,
restored as quickly
ground when students campus following winter
break. Plioto by Cliris Lee
With two small
dren, they sought refuge in his office located in Wells Hall that night.
The next two nights, they spent at their church, First Christian Church which had a large playroom for their children to run around in. Finally, on Thursday the Offutt family was able to return home. Tree Service from Elkhorn, Neb. According to Lezlee Johnson,
claimed approximately 100 to 200 trees on campus. The majority of
limbs from campus and community were collected
downed branches near
Donaldson Westside Park west of Icon Road. "Restoring the arboretum will take time and thousands dollars,"
aftermath of the ice storm.
electricity," Offutt said.
associate director of Environmental Services, the ice storm
Missing Trees trees
for a place
Clean-up continued into 2008 with the help of Enfield
Maryville residents and business owners relied on generapower and flashlights to navigate in their dark, cold homes. tor Energizer donated 1,700 flashlights equipped with batteries to Residential Life to hand out to residents on campus. On Wednesday, temporary housing was offered to faculty, staff members and their families affected by the storm. Jour-
discover they had lost power.
"We drove around looking
ployed, over half of
the bell tower.
Students were told to use extreme caution
when walking on campus because falling tree limbs. Plioto by Chris Lee
Calculated Stress Exams, projects and papers seem to creep up on students at the end of the semester. The stress endured is worth the feeling of accomplishment after the last final exam. Photo lUustration by Kaylceu Vmidc
final thoughts freshman,
you come and
completely freak out
because you think they
are going to
be hard. But as you get
realize that the tests are
the other tests.**
CCFinals week can get kind of hectic for a freshman. If
never been put under
pressure for a class,
can get pretty bad.
had a very hard time with
of the people that
have talked to are really struggling to get themselves motivated.
ending with a many first-time college students, week was expected to be the nightmare when the semester's stress
day during the
an end. Students prepared
long hours of studying, randomly
for her three finals
at least three last
elementary education major found that
out multiple choice answer bubbles and
studying for her two comprehensive
scribbling out essays until their fingers
they were going to
But through James Black's experito
just a tad oyerrated.
"Some people think going
that they are
be this ungodly tough thing
you know what
The psychology and sociology dou-
biggest stressor associated with
prepare for the
their finals stress
by ensuring that they
starting to study a lot
were as prepared as possible by
ing their studying early. Students
wait until the night before but
trous side effects."
Freshman Holly Fiarman found
truth, I'm not too
think a couple of
and put studying off out of fear forgot the most important thing about finals: they were just like any other test. Black had the best piece of advice for fretting first-timers
"Take a deep breath," Black said.
are going to be
pretty tough, but nothing that
allowed themselves to become flustered
keeping a good attitude helped dwell the
learned that doing that can have disas-
grade but are turned
enough time to study and these projects done on time." Both Harman and Black alleviated
them, so knowing your professor
papers and projects that
before finals week,"
sors don't like finals, but
described that finals week
wasn't her biggest concern.
count as a
finals is the
haye noticed that a
and not enough," Flarman
studying accordingly and knowing what
"Hopefully this time will be different
major explained that the "what to
expect on the
simply the biggest procrastina-
do" simply inyolved time management,
will ever meet, so
too late to
they are actually quite easy," Black said.
know what to expect. managed to maintain her
finishing senior year, he learned that finals
had been the most challenging
because she didn't
ence from beginning freshman year
nothing for you to freak out about."
Samuel Bowman speaks with Andrew Sullivan after the lecture. A group of students and staff staved to learn more about
american focus journalism and political insight Toobin spoke about the Supreme
wars and supporting the
The auditorium was packed with students from the front row to the balcony. Students came to the lectures to get extra credit for classes and advice on politics and journalism. The Performing Arts Center played
center pillar of conservatism."
host to the Student Activities Council's
went on to discuss topics such as American government, being openly gay in today's society and the
He said this was an extraordinary moment in the court because the Su-
economy. Sullivan said he believed the
scious of the decisions.
American government was "a government based on deadlock, based on doing nothing at all is better than doing some-
many people do
Distinguished Lecture Series. Senior Editor and Blogger of
drew Sullivan and CNN's Legal Analyst Toobin were the lecturers for the
Andrew as the
speaker of the year. Sullivan
was named one
of the first journalists to
experiment with blogging through "The Daily Dish" on "www.theatlantic.com."
"The Atlantic is one of the finest and most respected magazines in America," Richard Frucht, history, humanities,
was there to
and how labeling and
"When come 1
people your age and
campus and talk I ask them what
they think conservatism
faith. It is
always and has
always been about doubt. Doubt
preme Court had changed not
in the con-
He said that know as much
about the Supreme Court as they should.
The lecture ended with a question and answer session with the audience. A student asked Sullivan if we were the
had changed over the of his lecture went along with his new book "The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme
Court and years.
Patterson attended both lec-
tures to gain extra credit for her Ameri-
A Historical Survey class.
generation without a cause. Sullivan said
Her professor encouraged the class to go and gave five points extra credit for one lecture
he believed every generation needed to
and an additional three
has changed. Toobin
a critically acclaimed best selling au-
thor and had covered
to the University
on Oct. 17 to lecture about the
reotypes can be dangerous.
be told that there
political science depart-
Sullivan said that he
president," Sullivan said.
thought Jeffrey Toobin was more
interesting than Sullivan," Patterson
"He spoke about the Supreme He had a of interesting stories and said a lot
Court and that interests me. lot
important events of our time, including
of things that
the O.J. Simpson trial. Bill Clinton impeachment and the Florida recount of
wasn't a bad way to earn some extra
the 2000 presidential election.
credit for class." â€˘
Prestigious Lecturer Jeffrey
students and residents in the Performing Arts Center. Toobin spoke of the
Court and changes
has made. Pholo by
Kmilccn Vniide Knnip
Unique Oxymoron Andrew
commentator. His interesting view as
positive gay, conservative,
Dramatic Reading David Zuni Brunncn reads a letter from war as Serena Ebhardt watches from Liohind. The duo performed the songs and readings along with a small band. Pholo
war bonds songs and letters from the past The average'age
of the audience
night have been 55, but that didn't stop students
from enjoying "War Bonds: The
Songs and Letters of WWII."
of the students sitting in the
rest of the audi-
had gathered out of sheer
he wanted to see would bring back the
he plav because
ime of his vouth. nost kids here and hat helps the ve
nice to see a play
went through," Waxton
War Bonds was
a plav consisting
only two characters and 22 different
would sing songs that popular during WWII and David
of the songs
be the crowd's
throughout the crowd and would
with some of the audience members
the play portrayed
up when they talked about losing war because I went through the same things." The play opened and closed with the song "Love Letters". By the end of the show, the audience gave the actor and teared
Of the 22 Under the Apple Tree"
the depressing parts of war. pieces "Don't Sit
ments but the play thrived on the more
the reality of war,"
beat tunes that attempted to glaze over
There were plenty of upbeat mo-
drummer and a saxophone player who accompanied the merry singer.
ing the song, Ebhardt and
"I'm probably three times older than
part of the play" Bryana
small band; a pianist,
audience seemed to be there for a class
equirement while the
Brunnen would read actual
sent from the war. Stage right held a
friends from the
actress a standing ovation.
up one another. Brvana Young said she enjoyed "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree" the most because of the crowd interaction and the catchiness of the song. "I was just in the front row and the actor came up to me and sat on mv lap. was reallv confused but knew it was just
at the "I
was one to
be on her feet
of the play.
really liked the plav.
funny, sad and an altogether enjoy-
able time," Livingston said.
virtuosos runs dimmed and
hush fell over the crowd. Five brothers and sisters in their 20s, dressed in tuxedos and fancy dresses, strode on stage toward
excitement to turn three, which was the age his older sisters began taking piano
launched into a ten-minute introduction
Gershwin's "An American in Paris," swaying with the emotion
of the music.
5 Browns, a chart-topping
of virtuoso pianists, played at 7:30 p.m.
on Dec. 4
Performing Arts Center
variety of songs ranging
energetic to relaxing
and peaceful, the
Browns made sure to audience and show their
interact with the
Thev took turns introducing the songs their passion for classical
also discussed their
ods of giving each other cues on stage
Greg commented that having no sheet music helped them stay together. Ryan added that their signals to stay in time.
were always changing. "We kind of read each other's minds," he said. "We're siblings, so
we can do that." The group said they loved coming college campuses to appeal to a new
as part of the University's Encore Series.
Besides impressively performing a
lessons, because he
grand pianos that faced each other,
bathed in stage
audience. Desirae, the oldest Brown, got a roar of approval
from the crowd when
she commented on "the
of classical music."
Audience member Ashley Smith couldn't keep her jaw from dropping
show ended. She struggled to way to describe how impressed
music, often explaining the symbolism
it meant to showed a sense of them them. Each humor and entertained the crowd with
The 5 Browns' pleasant personalities and passion for music definitely moved the audience, which was evident
within each song and what of
The youngest Brown, Ryan, kept the audience in stitches with his antics, jok-
"There are no words," Smith said.
on "Dancing with the Stars" and how he
bv the line that stretched across the lobbv to meet the group after the show.
envisioned Catherine Zeta-Jones in the
The group eagerly expressed
ing that he imagined playing one piece
when he and
Greg, performed the Spanish-inspired
for their lives that intertwined
After intermission, the siblings
showed his love for music began early on by sharing an early memory of his
answered questions from the audience before getting back to the music. Greg
things every night,
not only about ourselves as musicians but each other as musicians," Greg said. "1
definitely feel I'm
w Amy Naas â€˘
Family Ties Ryan Brown introduces a duet with his brother Greg. The 5 Browns performed solo and in ensembles of two to five pianists. Pliolo
The 5 Browns use Steinwav grand pianos for their concerts. They changed positions depending on the number of people playing. Pholo by Jennifer Riepe
Solo Performance Desirae Brown.
was possible to tell the by observing posture
of the piece
and motion of the
carmen time ballet entertains university The curtain rose floated across stage.
as smoke slowly Red bags fell from
the ceiling crashing loudly as they landed.
Ominous music played
in capes lurked
towards the bags
and suddenly, dancers jumped out sacs as the music climaxed.
der, lust Bill
Petrov, a relative of the
Jose character, had never seen the play
my son-in-law practice
never have seen the whole thing
what the audience of Carmen, the ballet performed by The St.
Petersburg Ballet Theatre, witnessed as
sexual ballet but had very vibrant and
show opened. Carmen consisted
but Carmen, a tempting mistress,
Don Jose away from
The play continued and ended with mur-
a dark, violent
consisted mostly of recognizable classical pieces
but some songs were mixed
with modern day
were equally vibrant. ters,
a boisterous bull-
fighter with red hair and a costume of
man because of concerning Carmen. The contrabandist died after an extended knife fight. Photo by Jennifer Riepe Don his
Jose kills another
really liked the
dark costumes on
the guys," Stuff said. "The
tumes were very bright and exciting as well."
The St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre was founded by Peter Gusev in 1966. The theatre was the first Theatre of Ballet in Russia under Gusev's name. Carmen was written in the 1960's and based on an opera that was popular in the late 1800's. "1
of the charac-
The gypsies smuggle contraband as a group and leave Don Jose in camp. Thev arrive back to camp while Don Jose and Escamillo vifere fighting over Carmen. Photo by Jennifer Riepe
really quite nice."
upbeat musical numbers. The music
main Michaela and Carof three
men. Don Jose and Michaela were in love,
was amazed by the costumes.
over and over and over," Petrov said.
Kelsey Stuff sat in the front row and
really liked the current
the old fashion ballet," Petrov said.
w Danny Schill â€˘
The Gypsy Carmen
wild and free and every
tempted by to
charm. Her unwillingness be controlled caused her death. Photo Iner
by Jennifer Rtepe
Carmen and Don
feelings for each other in dance. Their
time together caused Don Jose to become even more possessive of Carmen. Plioto by Jennifer Riepe
giving back Greenfield shares business valued Ice
cream was the
calling for roughly
ing out free ice cream," Greenfield said.
400 University students and community members on Jan. 5 as the co-founder of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream spoke at
"We'll have free cone day, never thinking
Charles Johnson Theater.
Jerry Greenfield spoke about
he and co-founder, Ben Cohen got
start during the Student Activities Council
some memories from
also spoke about
acting with bigger businesses. After his lecture, Greenfield
took questions from
A big part of the Ben
an old gas station. The duo did all work by themselves to start. The business flourished and they stood it out
for a year.
their promise, they
"Free cone day
the best day of the
year," Greenfield said.
cone day It's
"We now have
and Jerry's ice cream company was giving back to their
their first store,
ning of the summer. They didn't think
"When we said
in business a year after
we're going to celebrate by givQuestion Time Audience member
Jerry Greenfield after he spoke at Charles
Johnson Theater. Greenfield discussed how he and his co-founder, Ben Cohen gave back to their customers. Plwlo by Chris Lee
that selling ice
Styrofoam box that "In the
in the back.
mornings we would
ice cream tubs and then Ben would drive around town as fast as he could and try and sell all of the ice cream before it melted," Greenfield said. When the lecture was over, Greenfield met with students, fielded questions and signed autographs. Two copies of Greenfield and Cohen's book, Ben
box up with
be in business."
was toward the begin-
cream during the winter
would almost put their business under. They had an old station wagon and built
Values-led Business and Too, were
How to Run a Make Money,
raffled off. Pints of ice
after the lecture.
"There's a spoon.
a beautiful sight isn't it?"
and Cream, speaks to an audience of ^ in Charles Johnson Theater. After ture, the audience was treated to a int of their favorite Ben and Jerry's
Greenfield, co-founder of Ben ^
Alexandria Brown played Beauty, a
on the outside, but ugly on the inside. Beauty lost her outer good looks to learn how to be beautiful on the outside. Plwto by Kayken Vamie Kotnp is
Blind Love Stephen Perkins plavs double rolls as Prince Andres and Beauty's tutor. Prince Andres is blinded by Beauty's Fairy Godmother in order to teach Beauty a lesson that beauty is not everything. Photo by Kayleen Vande
beastly beauty classic A
story with a twist
brocithless, flouncing fairy
nothor bounces across the stage, her
abusing everyone in the kingdom, her
ingsong voice resonating in the ears of
She pulls godmother notebook out and
cast a spell that turned
le children in the audience.
her into the peasants she always
egins the story, "in a land
cater to her every wish.
Beauty, bereft of her beauty, stum-
was an Encore hildren's production performed on ampus on Dec 9 at the Performing Arts ]enter. The performance and its crew ontinued on to 12 touring locations "Beauty
rejecting traditional aesthetics for
happiness, while her always-lovely Princess Honor, Tamara
and everyone lived happily ever after. The theatre fraternity members chose the text out of two.
rincess Beauty, Alexandria Brown,
lade amazingly beautiful by her regret-
ing," Nett said.
Several audience liked the props
Perkins, from the neighboring kingdom,
was about a eautiful princess who was a beast. The audience was introduced to
said she liked the characterization
"They all had really fun characters and I liked how the kids could interact and be a part of what they were watch-
Nick, the princess found her inner beau-
ation. Instead of being
The audience members responded to the same strengths the actors appreciated. Audience member Chelsea Nett
Mclntyre, and Janie, Katie Baker. With
married blind Prince Andres, Stephen a classic fairy tale, in the ne-
bled across the good willed Nick, Corey
cross the Midwest, Tri-C Iowa being the
"The fuzzy slippers that the King It
unexpected," said Stipetich. "I
"[The text] was really open," Jetter
wore was probably the funniest.
because of the freedom.
loved the blind prince, his charac-
was awesome," Lauren Murphy "It
brought out the kid
Ross, Erik Schrader
cast of Beauty
a Beast relaxes after
dress rehearsal. The cast toured across the
country performing Kayleen Vandc
for children. Plioto
adjusting to Every year thousands of wide-eyed
freshmen move onto campus. They will soon be thrown into a new environment
and an unlimited amount
However, freshmen were not the
students chose to their first year in
on campus after either the Tower Suites live
the other junior
concentrate on. All four of the
helped break the
Photo by Rachel
the dirty kitchen and sticky
and gave them
John, Andrew, Kevin and Nate say
get along well
an example of
that they are
different, but also similar
Their advice to success with
to really get to •
and take the time know your roommates,
give each other space,
w Mandy Threlkeld
adjusting to multiple roommates and a
cleaning duties with his three roommates.
also share a
the major complaint amongst the group
Guitar Hero to do dishes.
at least one of the people
common hobby of video games which
guitar hero sessions. This explains
quickly trying to find what he wanted to
sometimes get forgotten due
currently undecided, but he
Apartments. They shared their advice on with three other people and
lived together in the Forest Village
bonding experience, simple chores could
also a junior,
they were living with and that this
or Forest Village Apartments.
John, Kevin, Nate and
majoring in psychology. Nate Chemistry.
Even though video games were
a junior with a focus in
only senior in the group, his major
with one roommate, two residential assistants,
Intense Concentration Concentrating on outdoing the other, John and Andrew plav Guitar Hero. Video games helped bring the roommates closer together. Photo by Racht'I Druniniond
Guitar Hero John and Andrew celebrate a new record on Guitar Hero. Thev plaved video games in their free time along with their other two roommates. Photo by Rachel
helping handi work
students It is
not everyday that a
town. For the students
addition to the University faculty.
Bernardo taught Introduction
sign, Letter forms and Graphic Design, Advanced Graphic Design, Advertising Graphic Design and Design Studio
could hang out and truly be creative
Nancy Bernardo was
in the Fine Arts
Bernardo taught several
nardo. She went from teaching at an Art
9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
she had classes off and on
Bernardo went from teaching smaller larger classes at the University.
and her students closer she put her
to see students
dents into groups to get a more intimate
on collaborating with the mass communication department to introduce more media based designing classes. Political science assistant professor
environment that students
knit relationships with his students
based on involvement outside of class.
Hesse said that being on
to say hi.
his former or cur-
and always made also got to
students on a more personal level by
noted that this was
especially true in cases
were not succeeding
in the class.
than blow students off by assuming they
another irresponsible student, effort to discover the
underlying reasons. "If
you know when
nardo also planned on having students to
Hesse said. Hesse emphasized that knowing students better helped him to be a more
Hesse made an at the Univer-
people as people, not as students or
design classes. Bernardo also planned
campus, he often saw
part of getting to
partment and introducing more graphic
learning and teaching experience. Ber-
she planned on expanding her de-
to 31 students.
to senior year.
While Bernardo was
Chicago by e-mail and often critiqued her
Bernardo to work with students indi-
nardo kept in touch with her students in
being involved with them in extra-curricular activities.
Art Institute in Chicago part time. Ber-
that with smaller
and a smaller community it had enhanced her teaching abilities. "You can help them when they are
ent classes at the University and that
Originally Bernardo taught at the
The University was
well with faculty
something's not right,"
Hesse also used
his students' personalities
ing in the classroom. Understanding his
students on a higher level helped
shape his teaching techniques
their learning styles.
when you establish that one-on-one link, get to know them as "Naturally,
translates to the class-
Jordan Stephens and
Assignment Assistance Nancy
during Lotlor forms.
students by giving
toedbai k on their
teacher/ Student relationships
technology getting people connected against one another.
The increasing prevalence of technology at the University was nothing
base in the country.
University from Korea, joined the grow-
Standing outside any
given classroom and counting the
phones clicking on was
are with their gadgets
and games. This
of international students
my favorite who
the most frequently accessed pages
on campus. Facebook.com introduced countless new programs (also known as applications) that continued to broaden social appeal.
became the largest online photo data-
lease of Halo
iPhone could become as equally as current razor phones. In the end, the University continued to serve as
The game, which made
huge success and
an impressive assembly of
the latest technology, both in and out of
With everything rapidly it was truly exciting to
in its first 24 hours then 3,
imagine what the future might hold notes? Phones that take final
ping up across campus, inviting veterans
you? The possibilities were endless.
and new players
alike to test their skills
their fingertips. Photo
Halo tournaments quickly began pop-
Everything that a person can want
students. In the future, however, the
iPhones and MacBooks allow people to
claimed. Advertisements for organized
viewer and movie player
The iPhone's $400 price tag put it well beyond the reach of most college
side of things,
saw boost of popularity with the
(such as virtual zombie and vampire at-
Friends" application. The
More than just a phone, this tiny device was an iPod, web browser, picture one.
with mainstream users such as the "Top
in the face of
part of Facebook,"
the Nintendo Wii, released last
applications were borderline ridiculous
tacks) others proved to be
The ultimate piece of technology for the vear was also one of the most expensive. On June 29, Apple launched the iPhone.
On the video game
As always, the online networking site known as facebook.com was among
"Being able to upload so
year saw the introduction of several digital toys as well as cool
Fully Connected University students can be seen using several forms of technology at
Students could receive e-mails from their phones, and surf the Internet at the same time. Photo by Andrea James
Palm Music thousands of songs can be held in of a hand. Over the past couple of vears, iPods and other MP3 plavers made music easier to access anvwhere. Literally
Friendly Atmosphere Ali
Dyer and Nathan Paul greet customers they walk into Applebee's. Many
University students visit the restaurant for
food and fun. Photo by Nicole Barrans
Summer Time The
slides at the Maryville Aquatic Center stand dormant during the winter but provide fun for Maryville residents throughout the summer. The Aquatic
Center was located Nicole Barrans
at Beal park.
attractions Maryville offers a Most students wouldn't
wide variety available to those
There was also the
iManxille as a particularly exciting metropolis.
such a small to driye
Joseph or Kansas City could be
frustrating. Yet, there
was much more
Marwille than meets the eye. One had :o
only take a closer look to find that
For those interested in film, there
restaurant, five screens
in all of the
town. Applebee's was a fun
nearby Naploi's offered genuine
food at a reasonable price.
was a great destinayear round. With open bowling
Bearcat Lanes tion
have some fun and then leagues those
There was also ing
a full bar inside, includ-
some arcade games and
the weather got warmer, those
looking to take a
swim could check
out the local Maryville Aquatic Center, off
and friendly atmosphere where many students were also employed. For those seeking something with a little more fla-
said. "It's a great
watch even intense action mov-
and movie para-
vas The Hanger movie theatre, featuring
Movie Magic. Boastenormous library of DVDs and video games. Movie Magic had something for everyone. The store also featured an impressive variety of store
ing an absolutely
nice. But for those seeking
nearby entertainment, haying
Mozingo lake was for the warmer
another great destination
months, where students could boat,
or simply just relax by the water.
Marwille had much
to offer Univer-
With gas prices so high, staying in town had never been a more sensible and entertaining alternative. sity students.
Time Magic was located on West third
lL The business
pcation after being located on East fourth Itreet for years.
Photo by Nicole Barrans
The Student Body
one of the many who thrive on
businesses in Maryville
aspects of the University. In return, the University uses this business for events
dual support college and Instructor of agriculture
was born in Maryville and calls himself "a Spoofhound who became a Bearcat." Jones has seen from his many years living in Maryville that the community focuses its pride on the University. "It's more than kids being here, filling their cars with gas and eating food/' Jones said. "Maryville is the hub of northwest Missouri." Jones explained of the
campus had impacted Maryville
many restaurants, retail and apparel stores. He emphasized that normal retail
enough to have a university but small enough to care
businesses like Wal-Mart and Hy-Vee
about the college," he
be here even
get nearly as
business, due to
and cultural town would events" and definitely miss the University if it was no said the
longer in Maryville.
"Other college towns don't care as
supporter of the University and students.
Jones described the University as
a "drawing card for social
over half of the town's population being
University wasn't, but they would not
businesses alone, with the addition of
their colleges," Jones said.
"That's one of the areas
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YOUR BACK TO SCHOOL GEAR HERE GO BEARCATS
the change transition to college Every year
They experishort amount of
of the University.
both were well involved. Brayman was a
of Phillips hall council
of the fra-
time and some adjust well while others
struggle to find themselves.
them meet new people and make
Two freshmen who adapted to the college
sphere more than high school.
"Age you get
much be who you want
"You meet someone
of a variety of people,"
Dorm Life Megan
fun watching a
and Travis Payne have
dorm room in dorm room
Dieterich Hall. Living in a
gives freshmen the perfect opportunity to
meet new people. Plwto by Jackie Walter
come along with
Brayman chose freedom
"You don't have to attend class eight five
days a week. You get to
choose your hours and take the classes
Brayman said. Roommates were another thing to take into consideration when you are a
for either of these
Neighbors said he knew his roommate before they moved in together and they got along great. Brayman on the
hand did not know his roommate who was from Japan, but said it was a great experience and he enjoyed getting other
ing to college
can't stand to
and making the transiwas to branch out and try
something new. "Don't pick a college just to be close
was not the case
Neighbors said the secret
college freshmen. Living in a confined
look at for at least a semester. Luckily,
thing he liked best.
hours a day,
diversity that comes along with college.
the great things that
lege brings about other changes.
said that they enjoyed the college atmo-
of a factor,
atmosphere were Aaron
Brayman and Jonathan Neighbors. They
your high school friends. Be open
meeting new people and trying new
things," Neighbors said.
w Mandy Threlkeld
Bed Time Jill
bathroom before bed. Sharing a bathroom with an entire floor of people was one of the many adjustments freshmen had to make. Photo by Jnckie Walter
Kate Walter signs
for a package at the desk of Dieterich Hall. Many freshmen received care packages from
their parents to help n httle easier.
Photo by Jackie Waller
high school to college
On Air Michael Campbell works in the X106 radio station in Wells Hall. Students had to
make things happen Amanda Moore
in the studios. Photo by
roups unite tudents
The University was home
tudent organizations. Friendships and :?iationships
were made everyday. The
?lationship from organization to organiation
The Bearcat Steppers were an examle
of closeness within different organi-
to co-captain Kristv
we've been such a close-
oil said. "I
think our leadership totally
The team was made up of 12 girls om all over campus. When it was time practice or perform the
ave the id.
and made things work. are
Koll said that everyone
on the team
had her own funnv personality so
sometimes got pretty "Together
involved in different all
interest in dance," Koll
does their part and
throughout the year.
kind of like
program through the campus," Roush said. sister
"We do as well,"
with the community said.
from the community as well as the campus."
The group expanded beyond campus
during football season," Koll said. close relationships were key
grade. Parties were
Koll said. "It's really cool."
The Steppers spend time working with other groups as well. They practice with the cheerleaders and the Bearcat Marching Band. Cooperation was crucial to produce halftime shows and routines
month and the members of group would play games with the
held once a the
borders to reach out to local schools
Another group on campus where
cluding Eugene Field Elementary School
Gregory's. The Horace
Individuals Dedicated to Students
Laboratory School was also involved.
The members of K.l.D.S. sat down one time each month with children from the community and interacted with them and spent an hour with them. "It's great to see them learn how to interact with kids," Roush said. w Chris Lee d Amanda Exposito
Marcv Roush was the advisor
group and said the group was very close and worked very well with the kids. The group's purpose was to interact with the
youth of Maryville and spend time with them.
for children ages kinder-
Close Teamwork The Bearcat Steppers perform with the cheerleaders and the Bearcat Marching Band before the Arkansas Tech game. The three groups worked together much of the year to come up with halftime shows and performances. Photo by Chris Lee
Paper Pusher Brandy Anderson a
Millikan Hall. Plioto by ]fssica Nelson
booze more than nervously walked behind resident
Brandy Anderson, jotting down
notes as quickly as
could, trying to
keep up with her as she walked through the halls.
being an RA?"
an upside of
asked. She quickly
she turned to one of the
rooms. The obvious sound of clinking bottles rang
"Ok, stand by
"I'm sorry but you
going to see what's going on in this
of students panicked, but
one of the an-
gry residents as she handed Anderson
thought this was an extreme case
asked about the training the go through before school
but found out that this was a weekly
occurrence. Anderson said there was
ficially started, Anderson just laughed. "Yeah, the new RA's had to come three weeks before school started and the returning members come two weeks
one room that had alcohol
every weekend. But the RA's do not con-
on getting people
"We're not out not our job.
to get people, that's
Anderson acted only to dents safe and informed. This
The new RA's spent three days
ing together in Franken Hall getting to
also sat througn
procedures, policies and plans for the
new year. Anderson joked about the training it was definitely worth it all. "Even with all the stress and meet-
the shooting incident occurred on
campus, Anderson was one of the people that had to calm students down.
meetings and conferences that went ovei
the residents to
the halls. But there are policies that
were safe and
knocked on the door. Ten minutes and a few cuss words later, Anderson came out holding 4 empty bottles of Bud Light. She then made the residents pour out the other opened bottles into the bathroom sink. for this?" said
have fun and get to
can't have alcohol in the dorms," said
room," said Anderson as she sternly
got them safely to their rooms," Ander-
the hall. this wall,
a resident assistant
her bottle of Bud Light.
"So Brandy, what
the shooting happened, a lot
and everything, Danny Schill
love this job." â€˘
desk hours in their residence one part of an RA's job. This night, Brandy Anderson worked at the desk as a dance partv was going on in the Millikan main lounge. Phcio In/ Jessica hall are just
Policy Posters Policy signs line the hallways in residence halls.
were put up at the to remind residents
beginning of the year to follow the rules.
Photo hy Jessica Nelson
house or dorm deciding on convenience A freshman's
ing experience, one that almost
through. Late nights around campus,
roommates and friends right next door to drag you from your homework and people barfing in the showers after their first
night at Molly's.
most freshman have, and many cherish.
students choose to stay on
to stay all
described his floor as one of the active in the building.
since her freshman year. She
dorms said she
Freshman John Noker said he Campus
made it easy for students on campus to get to class. Some students would park their vehicles and not move them for Bikes
at a time. Plioto
by Jennifer Riepe
run back and grab
liked being close to every-
thing and would rather just stay
another place off campus.
by choosing homes that are close
of the advantages for
on the other side of lot 20 between Seventh St. and Eighth St., since last May. "I'm close enough that I don't miss anything.
$100 cheaper and
I'm not required to keep a meal plan," said.
of the cheaper rent,
Harrison didn't have to
was so could
the university. Jenny Harrison has lived
That time was better spent on his stud-
students found a happy medi-
in Bearcat Village
a agriculture major and so had and plants on his box. Noker also said he loved the conveis
was able to form, and the opportunity to meet new people. "It's cool how you can meet people on your floor who have your major or share an interest. You make a bond from across the hallway. It makes it a happier
loved living in Roberta.
years than devoting the time and energy
She also appreciated the
the multiple activities there were to
the convenience she missed the
proud of the cereal boxes they created and posted on the doors that explained who they were on the inside.
appreciated the social interaction and
Hall, has lived in the
were one of the things he loved about
Elisa Orr, resident's assistant for
dorm rooms and wanted
"There are good and bad things to don't have to worry about
dents living on campus, besides social
and friendship, was the conof the dorms are situated in the middle of campus, surrounding the academic buildings. Senior Jessica Belder, lived off campus for three years
picking up people's messes, or studying
night parties. But there
loss of interaction at said. (continued on page 70)
Apartment Living The Forest
the feel of off
living with the
on campus. Upperclassmen occupied the majority of
these buildings. Photo by Jennifer Riepe
Students walk out of the Station after picking up
card could be used to purchase food, coffee
happy medium between campus and off campus. It was close enough to be convenient, House. She found
(continued from page 68)
Brian Cronstrom also chose a
Alpha Kappa house, located on
close to campus, the
Not only was he close
enough, but he said he didn't of interaction at
feel a loss
home, the opposite
classes. It's a lot easier to
up and go to party. But cam-
a lot harder to get
pus was distracting.
my floor. Here
door or go
to the library,"
a lot of friends I
dorm room experience. Many students had to keep dehumidifiers running in the rooms and hallways because of a mold problem. Cronstrom liyed in Phillips, one of the dorms with mold. "My first room was a biohazard. There was mold all over the floor.
of rent for a
dorm room and
motivating factor. That was what pushed
to live off
campus, her rent was
going to rise another $50. Rules are one of the other factors
have friends over.
and preferred the to pay bills
whether or not students
on campus. The Univer-
when I want and
can come and
there are no quiet
Seth Davis, a student
because of the rules.
His girlfriend lived in Franken Hall, so while he visited
having a baby
the time," Davis said.
While some cherish
the high prices at student stores were a
Students enjov a movie in an off campus Living off
lived at the
Movie Time house.
here [AKL house] be-
cause I'm more
every month. For others, the increasing
ground," Crontrom said.
students, price paid no
convenience of not having
couldn't have material touch the
hours," said Cronstrom.
part in whether they decided to live in
dry and no alcohol is allowed in rooms or on University property. dorm Other rules like no smoking, no pets, set and strict quiet hours and doors closed at 10 are a small example of some of the regulations that some would rather live
Cronstrom was not
and she still lived with four girls so it was interactive but the environment was conducive to studying. It was also cheaper, than the dorm room and her previous apartment. She paid less for a larger room, and a kitchen - which is a commodity most of the dorm rooms are
where you make
experience enough to stay a few years or their
and others appreciatto move off campus,
- freshman year in the dorms.
Close Proximity Just off
classes insteaci of driving saved
permits and gas. Plioto
Shopping Instead of shopping at the Station, off
residents had to shop at places
wretched work appreciate those with dirty jobs Your glass of milk
though her job may
you look into as you
that shiny mirror
get ready for class, that
you walk across,
are things that usu-
go unnoticed; an ordinary thing
your brain blows
Channel spotlights people across the country with those unnoticed and potentially dirty jobs.
Sarah Musgrove, a student dairy assistant at the R.T.
to herd the 70 dairy
cattle 10 at a
really like cows,"
them in, clean them, put the milkers on and watch," Mvisgrove said. "The milkers only stay on about three to five minutes but it depends on the cow." The whole process took Musgrove about 10 minutes each time. Musgrove said
one of the hardest parts of the
"We have dents but
meet new people
the time," Beatty said. "Although
and relayed the the passenger rider. The call
the person's in-
formation and directed the driver.
like a dirtv job,
van may not it was hard on the
The hours Safe Ride
hours are fun
the same level of confidentiality and probably hear the same stories." Safe Ride drivers could however have a night where the job would get
had too much to drink and missed the bucket, it then became
where up vomit," Beatty
drivers have to clean said.
These students, along with many
on campus chose a dirty job. had their reasons for coming They back and one thing to remember was that someone had to do it. So next time vou drink that glass of milk or have had others
dirty. If a rider
operator and a passenger side rider. The
passenger rider took
"We have had
to his job
the great people
onlv had a few bad inci-
the driver's problem.
dispatcher took the
meet while he drove them
driver, a dispatch
operated were from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Ride operated on
constant moving. By the time Musgrove
to drink. Safe
machine on the tenth one was almost done.
three-man team: a
next to doing her laundry, would be the
got the milking
spent six hours Friday and Saturday night chauffeuring students
job really isn't that hard.
Beatty, a driver for Safe Ride,
then prepped each cow and attached the
you are always going
van are hard."
aren't priests or lawyers
themselves in the barns.
Beatty said one of the
night after night are
into their individual milking stalls.
keeping him coming back
ting behind a desk, is
gets pretty slow
Musgrove said. "Once you get past getting messy it's fun." The 70 cows get milked twice a day on the farm. Student assistants are also in charge of feeding and caring for all cows and calves, as well as cleaning up after
one of three
student assistants at the farm, her job
Beatty said. "The hours along with being
dirtiest part is that you're
Farm, helps get that glass of milk you drink to your
standing behind a cow, putting milkers
show, "Dirty Jobs" on The Discovery
not be too
think. After the
much to drink, thank who have that dirtv job. too
w Megan Tilk
Herding Early Sarah Musgrove herds the cows
in the early evening. If the
are not milked
on time thev become very
the farmers lose the milk.
Operating Late Clarissa Brownfield answered for
Safe Ride in the middle of the night. late
hours were the toughest part of
the job. Photo by Kaylecn Vandc
Recruiting Students Katie Padilla speaks on the
Molly Howell reads through a
she needs to get done
prospective student. Padilla helped with
the recruitment process at the University.
Photo by Jennifer Rieye
included answering the phone, greeting
people and organizing meetings for the president. Photo by Jennifer Riepe
Gallery Greeter Mauldin welcomes DeLuce gallery
Arts building. Part of Mauldin's job was to give
information about the featured
clean view of For a great majority, the
with scheduling and the positive
up earh-, irritable co-workers and he ins and outs of the daih' grind. Luckily, students on campus showed that Iheir jobs didn't have to be all work and
Katie Padilla, a student worker in ,abel
Cook, was responsible
Tal aspects of the
T the Uniyersit\'.
large part of her
ob was entering data from prospective tudents to
sure that they
inued to receive information. She also leiped set if
edirected calls iOO
to the University's
phone and e-mail
Iso enjoyed helping parents of prospecive
on the phone," Padilla
ny favorite things
'arent with a
tudent and thev say 'I'm totalhhis.'"
Molly Howell was a student assistant in the president's office
advantage of networking opportunities
and looked forward
using the contacts
there as a reference for future
ployment. She found herself intrigued
by the inner workings on campus and tration's side.
also beneficial to be
up schedules for incoming agriculstudents and making sure parents
on such good terms with President Dean
welcome. She said the
"He's almost like a dad to the people
only downfall of the month-long posi-
went by too
in the office,"
Fields said. "There
was never one
network with the people within
off at 5 p.m.
everyday was another huge it
the school day
and workday together.
Fine Arts gallery, loved being
when she had an appointment
day that was exactly the same."
being so flexible with hours and giving time off
definitely her favorite. is
said. "He's a really
Howell admired her employers
She held other positions on campus leader
that she enjoyed but said being a
De Luce at
experiencing things from the adminis-
Fields' responsibilities involved set-
from around the nation," Mauldin
Sophia Mauldin, an attendant
"You are selling the school ire
a first-name basis," Pa-
he has had. She learned valuable
and Registration leader during the summer of 2007, also showed a large amount of enthusiasm for her job. "It was the greatest job ever," Fields said. "It was a great atmosphere. We all got along and knew when to be fun and
one of the most professional jobs as
"Everyone's so bubbly and
and answered and
number. Padilla said
"We're dilla said.
open and answering questions about the featured artwork.
Joni Fields, a
enjoyed her duties of keeping the gallery
Padilla raved about the job's flex-
B associated with negative images of i\'aking
I'y li'iinifcr Ricfic
love the job all-together," Howell
w Amy Naas â€˘
work with are d
dramatically twisted dark spin on a familiar An
eerie setting of a mysterious for-
audience as they sat waiting dark retelling of a fairy
attend the ball in honor of Prince Amir's
Sadness was one of the
with hazy smoke greeted the a
Theatre Northwest's production of
that lurked in the dark forest.
birthday. Amir, Steven Perkins,
mother. Princess Zehra, Jamie Lin, were
remaining monsters were versions of
the seven deadly sins,
show their amount of hospitality. The play followed along the lines
land and threw the ball to
Timberlake Wertenbaker's "The Ash
animals, except for Lust,
Girl" took place Nov. 8-11 at 7:30 p.m.
woman. It was later revealed that Lust was responsible for driving Ashgirl's
of the familiar "Cinderella" story with
Performing Arts Center. The play
intertwined elements from original versions of Cinderella with
Sarah Jeter played the lead role of Ashgirl, the victim of bullying
two simpering stepsisters Judith, Mi-
and Ruth, Katie Baker. with her sisters and step-
mother, played by Chelsea Nett, after her father
"in search of his
heart" shortly after marrying the step-
Coping with the loss of her father and the torments from her new family, Ashgirl fell into a deep depression, personified to the audience in the form of
Sadness played by
ness followed Ashgirl around in several scenes to drown out any feelings of hap-
Throughout the tempted to ruin the
play, the sins atlives of the
by following them around awakening feelings of greed, anger and and pride within them. Many times the sins were chased away by Ashgirl's allies, her animal friends and the fairy of characters
regards to the ball and the missing shoe of the plav took place in the
forest as Ashgirl
and Amir struggled
find their love amidst the sinister sins of
Audience member Jennv Johnson enjoyed how the lighting and set design
added so much more to the production. In one scene, lights danced over Ashgirl to portray spiders weaving her ball gowr
Audience member Jennifer Findley was impressed by the layer the animals
the play, Johnson said her favorite was
to the production.
"The animals' acting was very dynamic, and
Findley said. "That
friends, Ashgirl realized her desire to
the diverse characters in
"She has a really pompous atmosphere about her," Johnson said. "She's really
of the fairy
the play different,"
With the help
demanding and she knows what
w Amy Naas â€˘
Ashgirl Rising Ashgirl rises after being ridiculed by her stepsisters.
She was submissive
teasing because her father's departure Ifft
her depressed. Plioto
Getting Ready I\uth
and Judith prepare
their dresses for
the ball for Prince Amir. Their mother
did everything in her power to
one of them married the prince. Photo by Cliris
Overwhelming Sadness Sadness persuades Ashgirl to think she doesn't want to go to the ball. Throughout the plav Ashgirl struggled to overcome the depression that Sadness inflicted
by Chris Lee
Sarah Cox and Colhev Rush soak their feet during the Spa Night sponsored by
SAC. The event took place once every semester. Photo
Poker Time Nathan Jessen counts
chips for a
move. Jessen could be found manv poker events. Photo /n/ Chris Lee strategic
spa and poker soothe the soul people showed up each week and they
ent fragrances filled the air as students
Not many people showed up." SAC funded the events and prizes were sponsored by local businesses. Sponsored prizes ranged from free one month memberships to Curves, gift certificates from Maurices, hair products from O'Hair, free waxes from Salon Advantage and Hair It Is and free tans from
walked into the Boardroom
multi-colored candles or bath
had Poker Nights, Bingo Nights and Movie Nights throughout the semester. Poker Night was a popular event amongst men. Students gathered around
candle making was a very popular activ-
the seven tables with a deck of cards
up quickly. "Mv favorite part was making the candles because it was easy to do and
was poker, bingo, spa
night, students scurried to par-
and giveaways were a great incentive for spending a Thursday night at the Union instead of the bars around town. The smell of bath salts and differto get free
Students were seen waiting in long
manicures, pedicures, facials and massages.
Spa Night was
one of many
Union" events put on
by the Student Activities Council and
took place once a semester.
late night entertain-
SAC, said approximately
100 women and a few men showed up which was normal for Spa Night. "We can get anywhere from 60 to 100 people for a Spa Night," Sogard said. "Last semester we had it right before finals and that didn't work out very well.
and making salts. The
me something fun to do while waitmy massage," Jamie Turner said.
a lot of fun
and plan on going next
Liz Spina ran the candle
Spa Night and said
that a lot of
have a good time.
p.m. but they
start at 9
midnight and people actually
whole time," Spina
said. "It's a
nice alternative to going out to the bars
every Thursday night."
Activities Council also
bag of playing chips
of the electronics avail-
able. "I it's
always go to Poker Night because
nold said. online so
ing for "I
fun way "It it's
unwind," Jake Ar-
gets kind of boring playing
nice to go
with people that
and meet up
like to play
Making Alviiri'/ ciincontrales
candle during Sp.i Night
on niiiking Thursdays
the Union. Other activities included ials
and pedicures. Photo bv C/ins Lev
Tamara Tucl<(vood-Pugh gets a massage from Ashlee James Casady during the Spa Night at Thursdays at the Union. Upwards of 100 women showed up for the e\ent which was put on by SAC. Photo by
concentrate on their cards and
each other during a game of poker. SAC sponsored the event which was held on the third floor of the Union. Photo by Chris Lee
thursdays at the union
Molly's mixes drinks for
be the busiest for the bars in
town. Photo by Kayleen Vande
:hursday drink specials onlv S3. 50 a night for all vou can You can rub up against nearly i\one without anyone complaining. It's
not an escort seryice,
and it is the most popular place to and party on a Thursday night. The dance floor is not much bigger
dorm room, but
more room. The lights ist a colorful tint in the bar which help ;t the mood. The music is always on blast and the dance floor is packed ith young indiyiduals who take adyan11
ge of the drink specials. It
nights to go to the bars, but places like
Molly's thrive on these nights with nu-
that the drink specials alone
merous drink specials. Colby Swanstone said he liked goin^ to Molly's for a busy night but liked the
plenty of customers.
calmer places too.
Thursday nights. Burny's, located
tional stage for
a little strange that
but plenty of drink specials. The
Thursday nights are the most popular
Aside from the Pub and Molly's, there are several other places to go on right
next to Molly's, was a relatively quiet
crowded bar on Thursdays and there's a lot of fun to be had there, but if you want to just have a nice cold beer in a slightly less chaotic atmosphere. The Pub is the place to be," says Colby. The Pub, located north of campus,
compared to its next door neighbor. The Palms and The Outback, which were also right next to each other, were two other bars that drew a large crowd
low key bar that had no dance
Thursday nights because of drink specials. •
thursdays at the bars
Almost Married Tracie class.
She spent her
wedding and trying graduate. PJwtc by Megan Tilk
University planning a to
college education with a ring wedding can be a stressful task. Planning a wedding while still in college can make things even more
the phone," Giaccetti said.
sions for me."
done and you have
student/fiance. For those planning a
wedding, classes can often be put on
are trying to
at the University
make both work.
Junior, Tracie Giaccetti,
planning her wedding for fiance, Nick,
currently taking classes
Columbia Mo. Not only do they have the stress of classes and a wedding but in
"Being apart makes
do a "I
a lot of the deci-
and the place
picked out but
for her fiance.
don't really care about a big cer-
closer to her fiance or finishes online.
be taking 18 and 19 credit hour faster.
didn't have one," Giaccetti
over the phone," Giaccetti said. "You
they are doing or what
they are thinking.
my family and friends would
semesters to help finish
"The worst part of being
Giaccetti has her dress
ing double duty as student/spouse or
Even though at
takes a lot of trust."
can be stressful and
says being in
The University provides on-campus for its married couples. The Forest Village Apartments house many
couples. Giaccetti says the 2007-2008
here to get sick of everything
school year will be her last at the Uni-
time, so they get to be excited with me."
versity before she either transfers to be
the attention," Giaccetti
friends are here to help and
Taking Notes Tracie Giaccetti takes notes in class.
took heavier class loads than normal to
graduate quicker so that she could get married. Photo by Megan Tilk
Class Time Tracie Giaccetti
finish school at the University or transfer
closer to her fiance. Photo by
secret stories Frank Warren reveals truths A man who
the "most trusted person in America" invited each person in the
your secrets and become
Frank Warren, the founder of Post Secret, gave a presentation at 7:30 p.m.
and shared several sehad been sent to him, including those that had been censored out of
vidual secrets secrets
brought Warren to the University and
Warren had received over 200,000 postcards with secrets on them since beginning the project in November 2004. Warren created Post
in chronological order.
the cards. in five
received about 100 secrets
weeks, and the exhibition was
such a huge
sending Warren their secrets after the
had ended. Thus the Post Secret web site was born. exhibit
creation. Post Secret has
Near the end of
Warren invited anyone to step up to the microphone to share a secret. Several
spilling confessions that
funny and sad. Warren and the audience secrets.
about four years, and had been
looking forward to Warren's
for sharing their
lowed the whole thing
for a while,"
Valencia Higginbotham's favorite
of the night
was when War-
ren shared the secrets banned from his
books. She also appreciated Warren
own secret with the crowd. "I liked how he told his secret at the end... it made him more down-to-earth," sharing his
Higginbotham said. Warren called the University a "pretty amazing campus" with "a lot of warmth." He strongly encouraged the audience to share stories and secrets with someone
brave students rose to the challenge,
said he liked
tured in the Ail-American Rejects' music
of our secrets stay exactly the
same, no matter
yielded four books and has been fea-
Underwood said. Underwood was a fan of Post Korrie
people's secrets varied from
different age groups.
their secrets. ..I'm not that brave at
become a conversation," Warren said. Warren spoke about his latest book, "A Lifetime of Secrets," which held secrets from people aged 8 to 80, arranged to see
anonymously send him
in the books.
address on them and invited strangers to
think of as a voice
Secret as a one-time-only art exhibition.
out blank postcards with his
"Everyone else being brave enough
on March 6 in the Charles Johnson Theater. The Student Activities Council gave away 50 free Post Secret books.
forget everything else to-
here has a secret that would break your heart,"
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Creative Secrets Holding up a hotel kev with a secret on it, Frank Warren talks about how he receives
different types of secrets.
said that he received about 1,000 secrets
week and was only able to put 20 on the web site each week. Photo by Chris Lee a
Withheld Secrets Frank
Warren stands in front shows postcard
projector as he
that didn't get printed in his books.
of the submissions
were not able
printed because of subject matter and
copyright issues. Photo by Chris Lee
The ground Arts Center
south of the Performing
cleared for the
black box theater will be
Photo Courtesy ofTlienter Department
little small The south
box under construction
side of the Performing
The Studio Theatre was
donation, the University matched the
to be a
smaller venue, 200 seats, and would
Arts Center was in disarray. Entrances
were closed, metal braces and founda-
ing the total cost of the project to $3.8
allow for smaller more personal perfor-
mances along with classroom opportuni
were poured and ready, chain link
fences with plastic flapping in the shrill
donating $2.8 million, bring-
The project accompanied others that were initiated on
were closed due
struction of the Center for Innovation
an anonymous $1 million
dollar donation raised for
by The Campaign
Northwest, the University was in the
middle of constructing
200 seat Black
Box Studio Theatre, that was estimated to
2008. After receiving the
including the con-
and Entrepreneurship, the
of history, humanities, philosophy political science
which included the addition
classrooms, and the
completion of the football
March wind surrounded the area, warning students and faculty that sidewalks
Students and teachers alike were excited about the addition because of
was to give University students. The venue was to incorporate modern lighting and sound equipment that would give students an the added advantages
the job market.
At Work Workers work on the new theater located next to the Performing Arts Center. The building was set to open in the fall of 2008. The new theater was to include 200
by Jessica Nelson
The ground work begins on the new be located next to the Performing Art Center. Photo Courtesy of theater. This will
True Stories Emily Weber reads one of the true
Monologues. submitted by
shared during the Vagina All
a vagina's look at the world The Wesley Center great room was dimly lit by carefully placed lights around the room bringing focus to the
vagina, but topics ranged between rape,
panels of deep purple, red and black two
shame and experiences. was a lone chair, draped with red lights and black material, and a multi-colored bulb lamp that
foot strips of material.
cast a red light
The walls were lined with alternating
Anne Brockmeyer walked on
and introduced what vaginas would say if they spoke, and wear. This was the Vagina Monologues. The Vagina Monologues was written by Eve Esler in 1996 and first performed off-Broadway.
200 interviews with vaginas. Every piece
stage at the front.
result of over
was united by the
mutilation in other countries.
menstruation, love, mutilation, adora-
on the wall above. Amanda Nelson and Natalie Waterman, walked onto the stage and announced the silent auction
the play was a skit about what vaginas would wear and say. Included in the playbill were the actors responses. Rachel Leake's vagina would say, "Just keeping it casual and having fun." Erin Colasacco's vagina would wear headgear. Rachel Burnett's vagina would say,
for this party."
of the breast molds.
By the end of the night the auction made over $400 to be donated to
various causes associated with V-Day, a
campaign that focuses on the spanning plight of women, from women in Hur-
talking casually about
define the female genitalia.
ricane Katrina, to the victims of genital
dress and hightops.
Skits followed the
sometimes emotional, plot
what experiences d
Erin Cahill recites a passage from the
Monologues. She touched the crowd with the readings. Photo by Jessica Vagina Nelson
Added Humor Amanda Nelson
entertains the audience
part of the Vagina Monologues. She got the audience involved by interacting with them. Photo
by lessica Nelson
Deadly Dentist Audrey's abusive boyfriend, Orin, tries to persuade Seymour to use his plant escape Skid Row. Later Seymour fed Orin to his plant after he overdosed on laughing gas. Photo by Chris Lee to
Man Trap Seymour named
a reflection of his
worker Audrey. The mysterious plant Cliris
would only Lee
adoration for his co-
humans. Photo by
oh, the horror Catchv musical numbers, comedic ictors
the University's production
a classic musical.
Theatre Northwest and the Northvest
of Horrors" Feb. 28 through
klarch 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the
The musical told the storv Se\'mour, an employee at Mushnik's
Krts Center. f
Florists, a struggling flower
the clumsy employee into feeding
songs provided another layer of enter-
to spin out of control.
The musical's unique aspect of a giant talking plant on stage made a deep impression on the audience. Truly a central its
character in the story, the plant sang
musical numbers while
appeal of the production.
Written by award-winning composers
Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, for the
"The songs are great," Lee the
said. "I like
they're put together. They're
great. All the
performances are great,
was "Suddenly ballad between
Norris's favorite song
ments were operated from the inside by
Seymour," an uplifting
Seymour and Audrey. Despite not having seen the show before, she was already familiar with that tune and liked that she could somewhat sing along to it.
thought the plant did
:hased a mysterious, exotic plant from
you could never see him or anything,
role in the
also played an intricate
would eat, which was fresh With each transformation of the plant, Seymour received more recognition and fame, but his world also only thing
o-worker, Audrey, and desperate to win
he approval of his boss, Mushnik, pur-
character center of
She displayed her excitement
thought he did a great job with his
time and appreci-
the play for the
The crew's dedication to make the plant authentic paid off. The transitions between each growth were smooth and
ated the excellent performances.
the storv and
As the plant grew bigger, howver, Sevmour was in for a shock: the ilant could talk, and it manipulated
what they did with the plant," John Lee said. "I kind of wondered what they'd do with it. It was great."
portrayed," Norris said. "Each of the cast
the shop. Discouraged at slant's
reluctance to flourish,
liscovered the plant's craving after acidentallv pricking his finger -
a really entertain-
ing show, and they did a great job telling
cast really well."
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the tale of
trio of lovely ladies
(lower shop help
and his plant. The actresses appeared in most of the scenes and provided comic relief.
Photo by Chris Lee
production began in the of
photo. Preparation for the first
semester. Photo Courtesy of
Moving Plant The flower production,
was featured in the Audrey 2, was depicted
throughout the play in different Creativity
move and even
Courtesy of Theater Department
the plant Plioto
ackstage preparation Little
ila\ed for three nights at the University, lut
went into the production had a
a joint effort
between the music
nd theatre departments, rehearsals nd casting
few weeks of the
of the key elements in the
When Audrey was
grown, an actor was completely inside
To create the illusion of the singing plant, cast
and crew mem-
enormous puppet/costume. For
the segments in which characters were actually eaten
by the plant, the actors
bers used a series of tricky illusions and
neath the puppeteer's legs and slipped
Four puppets were used for the
inside the puppet, crawled be-
into a trap door.
"There were a few injuries during
character of Audrey, each one carefully
went all the way through ebruarv and invoh'ed an impressive mount of craftsmanship and design by
manipulated and rehearsed so as
the complexity of the puppet. For the
ended up having
smaller, baby sized Audrey, a false arm was incorporated that allowed the actor to carry the plant around in a pot and
"People were working every night intil
three or four in tha morning," cast
nember Jamie Lin said. The crew for Little Shop of Horrors >uilt a
escape for a
runway was ilso constructed, so that actors would be ble to move in front of and around the "land and audience. lecessarv scene.
revolved around a man-eating plant
nuch longer history.
fect the timing.
As the plant grew, so did
control the puppet himself.
At the plant,
truly large stage of the sat inside the
back of the
puppet and manipulated the mouth by
up and down.
television monitor was used
music and the puppeteer
A concealed to
the rehearsal of these parts," Lin said.
who was to
inside the puppet
Opening night and the shows that all of the hard work and dedication truly paid off. With all of the elements of production finally coming together, the performance became not followed proved
show, but an experience. Audienc-
and fun world
lost in the hilarious
behind the scenes/little shop
Graduation Preparation Ronda
an upper level finance class. It was crunch time as Watson prepared for her graduation in May. Other students across campus experienced stress at many different times during the year. Photo by for
Stress presents itself in
forms to students everyday. Coping with something they learned to do it was throughout their college careers. Photo Illustration
by Chris Lee
Overeating. Frequent headaches.
ing with stress throughout her college
Lack of sleep. These symptoms are all associated with one of the most com-
hours of classes. She also had to juggle
faced by college students
around the world: Stress all
ages, but the stress levels of college
students were especially high. As a
ing college for the stressful
more fast-paced learning
Management Association and
said. "There's a lot
more homework, a lot more just a lot more pulling on you."
year of college so
tons of pressure to get a career
lined up and to do well," Watson said. "I'm taking some of the hardest and
most time-consuming classes
top of 14
Mu Delta while still finding time
because newcomers don't
for social activities.
the ropes yet.
worked 20 hours
responsibilities for her roles in the Fi-
a natural part of
said that organization
crucial for her to handle her workload.
explained that a big clue of
try to recognize
when I am more
knowing he was stressed was realizing his attention was entirely focused on
than likelv going to be stressed," Watson
"You're constantly thinking about
what you have having fun,"
to do, not
Tommey found way
enjoyed taking breaks
ball to get his
to play basket-
off of his classes for
which was a big him. Throughout the year he sleep,
way I can plan everything
stress altogether, but
manage stress." Her methods
feasible to avoid it is
of de-stressing in-
volved water exercises, talking with friends about problems, spending
time alone and treating herself inexpensive treats every
also tried to stay healthy by
explained that stress
inevitable for everyone
also be a positive thing by pushing peo-
She welcomed oth-
also stayed energized bv drinking plenty
of orange juice.
ers to share her tips for handling stress.
sugar keeps you going
vou're stressed out,"
Ronda Watson defined
"anything that causes vou to worry or feel
pressure emotionally and mentally."
She had plenty of experience with deal-
"Look ahead, make plans, use your planner and definitely go to every class,"
Watson at a
sure you schedule in
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"Take everything one step
spring forwar finishing to finally begi The end
of April brought friends
relieving at the
families to help graduates celebrate the
of hard work,"
of their college careers.
led the line of
the aisle to signal the be-
same time but it was
was the diploma
from President Dean Hubbard. "That handshake told me that
Dr. Elson S. Floyd, past president of
University of Missouri system and
Washington State University, gave the address to the crowd
before the presentation of the diplomas.
about college memories and
and marketing major was excited that it was finally over. "The feeling was a little overwhelm-
"Now can go 1
to get to this
into the real world
the real world.
and help them
Horvat assisted the tennis teams
find a job," he added.
Photo by Chris Lee
Codv Gray receives his diploma from Dr. Thomas Billesbach, dean of booth college
Friends and families were present to wish
worked so hard I
business and professional studies. Gray received his degree in business management and marketing. Photo by Chris Lee
complete his master's degree.
worked out well," Horvat of the
proximately 552 students had crossed the stage to receive diplomas. President
Hubbard shook the hands and
ence applauded the newest graduates
earned diplomas before walking out of
assisting the tennis teams he was
By the end
with the team any-
could," Horvat said.
Along with the undergraduates came the hooding of the candidates for master's degrees. Alen Horvat received his master's degree in health and physi"I
done," Gray said.
times to be had by the graduates.
able to keep in touch with the I
played tennis here at Northwest
by a shake of the hand
ginning of the ceremony. Camera flashes
places in the seats.
two years while he worked on
one, graduates crossed the
as the graduates took their
was really cool, all of the hard work was worth the feeling of that day," Gray said. "It
}mmencement Address â€˘.
Floyd speaks lo the graduates
the University'. Flovd, president-elect
Washington State University was the ynote speaker before diplomas were stributed iris
the graduates. Photo
nnore freshmen for the following
students nunnbers rose on cannpus while
Students were seen scrambling from building to building looking for classes after
mods had been removed. Some
took place All
between students and teachers proved that the University
closer than you think.
Survey in Wells Hall. The history department was spread throughout campus after the mods were
removed during the summer of 2007. Photo by Kayleen Vande
Aaron Johnson lectures during Geography. The
his Introduction to
two larger lecture Strong were
halls in Garrett to
education classes. Plwlo by
Prospective students gather information about majors from departments across
While conducting a campus tour, student ambassador Nisha Bharti describes some
Green and White
of the different classes students
Day. Student ambassadors were on
campus during to
provide advice. Photo by Jeremiah Wall
education majors. Fholo by
may find home for
Ambassador Allison Boehm
students can expect living in the freshma: halls
their first year. Potential student
toured the Dieterich and Perrin residenc halls.
Photo by Jessica Nelson
VISITORS THROUGH THE RESIDENCE HALLS, PAST ATHLETIC FACILITIES,
THROUGH THE BEARCAT FOOD COURT AND TO ALL ACADEMIC BUILDINGS. s
enrollment numbers reached
Following the student panel potential Bearcats
record highs, University Admis-
sions continued to generate interest
split into tour
Student Ambassador, Nisha Bharti, led her
from potential students.
Green and White Visit Days were held Oct. 13, Jan. 26 and Green and White Visit Days were for high
time visitors and their families
stop on her tour, the Bearcat Food Court.
Following the Union, they walked past Brown Hall
school students in the early stages of the college
and the Administration Building. They made
inside Garrett-Strong to get a look at classroom size
Jeremy Waldeier, the associate director of admissions, coordinated the three belie\ed that
Green and White
at getting a great first
and hope they will want to return more in-depth look at campus. "I've been here seven years and Green and
the University a
White Davs have been on the schedule as long as have been here. That to me says they must really 1
equipment used in classes. High school senior Zack LeBrun and his famelectronic
had many questions
along the tour.
LeBrun wanted to play in the marching band and had two Division "I
colleges in mind.
mile between buildings and
within reasonable walking distance.
of the other schools have shuttles."
work," Waldeier said.
led visitors through the residence
and to all learning cenon campus. The University was currently sitting second on LeBrun's mind after the tour, with the day half over he still had much to experience. Next visitors sat through a question and answer
Over 95 high school students and their family members flooded the Union Ballroom that first tour date in October to begin their eventful day on campus; a big turnout according to Waldeier. The day began with a cheer lead bv none other than Bobby
halls, past athletic facilities
Bearcat and cheerleaders.
session followed by a departmental and student
After a bTief video and presentation, Northwest
Student Ambassadors Hned the stage for a student panel. Concerned familv members were able to ask questions like, "What do you like most about Northwest?" and "How difficult was it to adjust to small town living?" among others.
fair. The day ended with a financial aid and scholarship information session. "It's all about the impression we give them
while were here.
makes them want
and be a part of Northwest," Walderier said.
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Lunchtime Advice During
a lunch at the
students sat at
tables for different niches in the world of media. Professionals arrived later
amongst the tables
advice to the students over pizza and pop. Photo
The students in group two split up and had the choice to go to or
Hogan while he showed them
projects. Photo by Katie Pierce
AGENCY TOURS STUDENTS FROM TOUR ADVERTISING AGENCIES IN KANSAS CITY TO GAIN KNOWLEDGE AND ADVICE FROM PROFESSIONALS IN THE INDUSTRY
to professionals in their field give
motivated the students to
Adink, an organization
dents interested in the functions of advertising and in the field, held the
said. "In the fall it
reallv starts five
Students on the trip
of receiving an in-
ternship or full-time job after college
to their first
spent an hour
before." into their
at 9:30 a.m.
the agency touring and asking
questions before the students had to get back on the bus and head to lunch.
with approximately 15 professionals allowed the
The tour took place on Off-Broadway Agency March 6. The trip cost $15 for non-Adlnk members and $5 for members. The tour allowed students to go to Downtown Kansas Citv and Westport to visit numerous advertising agencies and multimedia companies. Some of the companies included VML, Liquid 9, Blacktop, Handmark, Gragg Advertising and Bernstein Rein. The tour was broken up into four groups and
students to network. The professionals worked in
each group visited three agencies.
help out with the tour.
the groups arrived at the scheduled agen-
thev were taken inside for a tour of the
such as creative, web, copy writing and ac-
Lunch was at the Town Pavillion and consisted of Pizza Hut which was paid for by the trip cost. Emplovees from Gragg Advertising, Nicholson Kovac, Union Station and many more were eager to
to the students.
of the University
and were eager
Mary Clark graduated from
of the professionals to
the University in
she ran the event.
Media major but she attended the event as a professional. She went on to become a web specialist at the Kansas Citv Union Station after graduation and announced that Union Station was looking for interns. Clark was excited to see some familiar faces
and help out
The students got to speak with employees from the agencv about what they did, who their clients were and how
go about getting
a job or internship.
Lamer was the adviser for Adlnk and It was the sixth year Lamer had tour.
sort of a constant thing,"
any way she could.
(continued on page 104)
the making at off-broadway tour
(continued from page 103) "It
a year but
feels like so long. I'm really glad
out here and do
After lunch the students got on the bus to
"This to their
keting, interactive digital media, public relations, advertising
and journalism. Each student found an area of interest in the agencies and talking to the professionals. Amanda Grav was a junior and wanted an internship before her senior year. She was a applied advertising major with a visual journalism minor. Gray was assigned to group two which went to Bernstein & Rein, Sullivan Higdon and Sink in love
the future of copy writing in advertising.
Gragg Advertising was one group four toured. Photo by
I'm just a fan of the smaller
second year participating in
coming back next year," Gray said. "It is so informational and you a very good look into what people are really doing and how the advertising world would reallv be. I also think it's great for people that don't really know what they want to do." Lamer felt the trip went off without any hitches and all of the time spent planning was well worth it. She thanked Jessica Alvarez for all of her hard work in planning the tour and making
run smoothlv. think the most difficult thing about the whole day was
planning lunch," Lamer
plan for 70 people
because some don't show up and sometimes more show up.
and Blacktop. "I fell
of a varietv of majors including
The group consisted
a great opportunity
was glad she went.
second and third agencies.
said. "I liked
They have room to grow." Grav said she felt the tour was
to see everyone,"
did pretty well though."
Portfolio Advice Students listen carefully to professionals
break into the multimedia
Photo by Katie Pierce
resources representative from
Bernstein-Rein talks to students about a career in advertising. Later in the day,
students toured Bernstein-Rein and she
their tour guide. Pliolo by Katie Pierce
of the Bearcat
proud band parent waves
march down the
perform in London over winter break. The band led the New Years Day parade down the streets of London. Photo by
London. They were thrilled at the support the local Londoners showed them. Photo by Chris
ON DON BAND MARCHES THROUGH LONDON AND LEADS PARADE THROUGH STREETS
and family members enjoyed
The travelers spent nearly a week in London, where they were given the opportunity to do some
the experience of a lifetime
individual sightseeing as well as participate in sev-
100 students, faculty
they were given the
to visit the
and chips, double-decker buses and red telephone booths. Members of the Bearcat Marching Band traveled to England after being selected last spring to perform in London's New Year's Day Parade. The Wind Svmphony and Jazz Ensemble were also invited to perform in a special concert that took
place Dec. 30.
BMB members learned
in for a surprise
to lead the parade.
that leading the parade
highlight of the
parade was an awesome expe-
rience, especially since it,"
got the honor of leading
when we would do
the huge horn swings during 'Sing Sing Sing,' the
crowds along the
were going nuts.
§o energetic and that
was finding out we got
tourist spots, including
Eve and the British Museum, among other "I
go back," Placke
as they returned
tons of souvenirs, photos and memories to last for the rest of their
such a young age," Placke
do and see that you could go back every year as long as you live and never even come close to experiencing all of London." Experiencing all of London was definitely on is
"Leading the London parade in the front row prettv cool,"
a blast ourselves."
Westminand Buckingham Palace. The buses also took them outside London to visit Oxford and Windsor Castle. Montgomery particularly enjoyed seeing Windsor and Warwick Castles, which he visited on his own time. Several students used their free time and made stops at the Tower of London, the London ster
occasionally look over and see their faces in
four-hour bus tour allowed visitors to see
land of fish
a fantastic experience,
to travel the
said. "I think
should have an experience
You would be surprised how much you
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arts and sciences
finger pictures Students learn sign language Instructor
Marcv Roush's hands
enthusiastically in front of her
she perched upon
platform decorated with the signatures
spread on the faces of the students in the Introduction to
American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf Culture class as
thev obediently copied her signs, shar-
ing the excitement of their teacher.
motivate them to want to be bet-
Roush said. "That motivation and is what the students love, and
because of me.
so important to teach students
dents in the class whose enthusiasm
shined through as she eagerly imitated
and asked questions about the culture. She easily recommended the class to anyone who showed an interest. "It seems to be a lot of fun," Bradford signs
learned a brief history of technology and
issues within the deaf culture, as well as
a lot different than
vocabulary in four months as a kindergartner had since birth. The advanced
the class. She strongly encouraged the
were added on, became a full-time
sign classes extended the students' vo-
positive feedback to continue,
cabulary and knowledge of the linguistic
intrigued that her students
tor at the University.
She also wrote
Sign Language and Deaf Culture class, students
and was would be
able to use the skill in the future to bento
in the University's
become an interpreter. She had deaf family members who onlv read lips and did not sign, but
Copy Cat to
classes to eventually
count as a foreign language
the class at the end of each
Alex Bradford hoped
structure used in
at the University after Gov..
Matt Blunt signed a
said. "There's so
semester, the students learned
proposal qualifying the class as a foreign
opens up the world around them,"
As the more and Roush
for learning sign grew,
been a popular addi-
as a night class in 1999.
"With any foreign language
and it's unfair of us to try to make them communicate with our form of lanBradford was just one of the stu-
In the introductory class, students
"They can't hear,
Roush noticed that the class's popufrom recommendations and stories from students who had taken
tion to the University since
Students were given
'we're not the only ones here.'"
because of them.
That excitement keeps
sign," Bradford said.
think that more people need to
but they provided awareness of deaf
enough of a foundation to break the barrier between the deaf and hearing later
Looks of wonder
of former students.
she wanted to change that.
classes at the University
did not provide training for interpret-
"The passion behind the culture still
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and people need
shows her you deaf?" Roush brings enthusiasm and energy to students
the classroom. Photo by Kaylecn
Mimicke d Movement Four students sign
sentence in front
of the class right after learning 100 signs. Students to
groups of four
perform the signs. Photo by Kayleen
arts and sciences
Passionate Professor Dr. April
lectures in front of
her disaster psychology class. Originally,
a career in nursing
before teaching at the University for 12 years. Photo by Jessica Nelson
)repared students to learn psychological Dr. April
Habervan had been
epartment since 1996
a teacher in the
one of the more unique
'aumatic e\^ent on the \'ictim or responders of the event.
family death. Dr. svchological
help one with the recovery from disasters so
such as 9/11 or personal tragedies such as to
her class as a prep to
aid for victims of tragedies.
in the class
had the chance
hing most students never get to experience. David Lewey, a isvcholog}' major, took the class
and was surprised with the
ubject matter. "I
afraid this class
with people recovering from tragedies," Lewey said.
surprised to learn so
would be too sad considering
and techniques which
several classes aside
After working at the Medical College of Virginia she received
was then she began her association with the disaster response company Bray Associates. Two years later she worked as the Program Coordinator for the Partial Hospitalization Program at St. Francis Hospital in Maryville. Dr. Haberyan laughed as she joked about moving all the way from New York. "My husband got a job here in Maryville so of course went with him," Haberyan said. "It was nice to find a job at St. Francis and then two years later at Northwest." In 2003, Dr. Haberyan received her Ph. D in Social Psying in 1992.
chology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Since then she has dedicated herself to provide aid
to citizens in disaster
awareness. Dr. Haberyan had been a firm believer in the psy-
intrigued the entire semester."
'sychologv' this year
her Master's Degree in adult psychiatric mental health nurs-
included discussions of interventions
ing from the University of Rochester in Rochester,
This course concentrated on the impact of a disaster or
In 1989, she received her
svchology classes this year; Disaster Psychology.
)isaster Ps\'cholog\' also
pursued a career
such as abnormal psychology, social
)sychoIogy and general psychology. She had been a teacher at
applies to so
he University for 12 years, however, Dr. Haberyan originally
w Danny Schill
a great subject to teach in school because
of our daily lives," said Haberyan.
Eugene Field Hubbard helps one of the students grade class at Eugene Field Elementary School. Hubbard spent eight weeks as a student teacher at the school. Allison
in her first
Photo by Chris Lee
Phonics Fun grade students enjoyed working on phonics with their student teacher Allison First
Hubbard. Starting at 9:30 would take over the class the day. Photo by Chris Lee
for the rest of
teaching teachers Hubbard prepares
jducation major Allison Manv anning
college students faced spring graduation tor the future.
Education majors had
Sitting in with Mrs. Nance's
Education majors were required to student teach, or
teacher in the classroom. Instead of spending their days
needing from class to class across the campus of the Univertv,
avs creating lesson plans first
director of field experiences for Hor-
00 student teachers from the Uniyersity were placed with
"The job market
our people ought to be fantastic in the
Edmonds said. were the ones who
ten years for education majors," Dr.
She said the baby boomer generation aye student teachers hope for the future. "The\' are right
in their last years of teaching
So many of the baby boomers are twenty-fifth year or so and are ready to get out." ready to
Student teacher, Allison Hubbard, had no fears for the future.
"The education department really gets you in there as soon s
start as a
freshman," Hubbard said.
she had only
had an awesome teacher in sixth grade who really just inspired me. Plus I just loye working with children," Hubbard "I
education programs in Missouri. Of
veyed 88.5 percent of those sity said
year teachers sur-
graduated from the Univer-
they would rate the quality of the professional educa-
ime teachers a year.
Education survey the University ranked high
Laboratory School, said anywhere between 180 to
lext fiye to
Dr. Carole e
student teaching spent their
and teaching subjects
?end a semester with a seasoned teacher in the classroom,
an eight-week period a student teacher acted as an
months before her graduation. Although she had no future plans set in stone she hoped to remain near Maryville three
a lot of chal-
nges to face before and after graduation.
for her future
good or very good. This compared
84 percent statewide.
The principals of those first year teachers were also surveyed and showed that 75 percent of Missouri first year teachers had and used a knowledge in the subject that he or she taught as compared to the 84 percent of the University graduates.
So even though graduation was
around the corner,
the University students could breathe a sigh of relief as they
next year. Tiik
and Chris Lee
Reading Champs Student teacher Allison Hubbard goes over a phonics worksheet with her
grade class School.
education program prepared her well for her career. Photo by Chris Lee
first grader checks his answers on his phonics worksheet with student teacher Allison Hubbard. After graduation, she
around the Maryville area
Photo hy Chris Lee
hew opportunities open
:enter for innovation and entrepreneurship to c^n I
Cowrnor Matt that instanth'
opportunity tor the University.
Blunt signed a landmark
promised more funding
University students in the biotechnology
The building was
a biotechnology incubator, a support
milding will be open to vendors, approximately itilize
of the advisory
computer science students
University had signed a
be finished in 2009. The
Carbolytic Materials Co., LLc (CMC). the production of
of understanding with
CMC was involved
alterative tinting agent for rub-
ber and plastics.
were produced through incomplete
and natural gas, while ApexCM was protires, which was a conservative and ecological friendly substitute which assisted in the recycling effort. Other vendors were in the process of bidding for placement. "They [the tenants] want to be in Marwille," Billesbach
duced by shredded
show them around, we helped
available funding, identified the housing market so that they
could assess for perspective employees. They wanted Maryville and affiliated with the University.
the possible partnership between University students,
""The great thing, the exciting thing," Dr. a
he community and the University.
The building was estimated
)rocess that allowed for entrepreneurship opportunities.
data tracking and information."
of the subsequent
was the Center for Excellence for Plant Biologies, uuo renamed the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurhip. Many recognize it as the empty building on College Park \\rnuo and 16th Street on campus. The project started, according to a statement from Matt "ikint in the Foundation Focus, a University news flyer, as a iMiihination of academic and corporate resources to expand Mon'cts
iu iipportunities to
so close, and the people - everything's
he connection between research opportunities and our academic
The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will bring anywhere from 6-12 positions for small companies, and 25-35
overseeing things like interior completion and vendors,
be opportunities for graduate, undergraduate
of the tenants in particu-
according to Billesbach, positions that offer above
in the area.
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship i.s located on College Park Ave. and 16th St. Currently emptv,
the e.stimated completion date
Computer science students
and the community with
be able to
help with data tracking and information. Pholo by Icnmfcr Riepe
center for innovation and entrepreneurship
breaking ground Student makes It
Eyo, a senior, said her cold Detroit
in the long hallways
at Detroit International Airport in the
winter of 2005. Affiong Eyo, foreign
exchange student from Nigeria, spent her first night in the U.S. there because a
snowstorm grounded all flights. Eyo said she watched as families around her hugged, kissed and cried while she slept on the cold, gray chairs in echoing hallways. She missed her family, home and friends. Eyo said that was the moment she knew this was reality,
and there was no turning back. "Learning that lesson was really
experience didn't discourage
to several different
countries, including Belgium, Cuba, Ja-
maica and Equatorial Guinea. What she
was no longer
She said she could
her fear of the
recognize that to
been through that
alone place,' and
scary, 'I'm it,"
Affiong' s Interests
and listening to Christian gospel music are just some activities that Affiong Eyo enjoys. Photo by Kayken Vande Kamp
At Work Affiong Eyo helps Sauphia Vorngsam, at
Affiong worked there,
Intercultural Center. Photo by Kaylecn Vnnde
ing more, but that would be at a differ-
been away too much
ent point in her
Eyo planned on graduating
earn a master's degree in social services,
she said "don't com-
When you compare
things, you're constantly weighing
Just go in with
Northwest. African universities don't
always wanted to do,"
to gain social
work experience, possibly
the government sector. But her dream,
her life-long goal,
open a Nigerian
orphanage with her mother, Monica Eyo.
a blank mind."
She encouraged others
why I came
After graduating from University
too negative," Eyo said,
"You'll always find things
to help people. It's
have psychology/sociology majors and
one while encouraging the other." "It's just
always wanted to do. That's
equal, yet have
you missing those things.
wouldn't be scary.
which would get her one step
"Treat everyone with respect, and
Eyo planned on
yourself no matter what," Eyo said.
you who you
to get out there.
cation at the University of Chicago, to
against the other, trying to discourage
understand more about other people
spring of 2008 and continuing her edu-
While being alone
way you would
"Go expecting something different. And you're going to make a fool out of
abroad. She said the only
learned throughout her experience was
was left at Christmas with no family, no friends, no. ..nothing. Just a box of clothes and whatever else makes hard.
cooici'd. Thi' guv'tilings. In Arrerii
by your gender." Kmnp
rnasc ulint luss
looking forward Student balances school, track and three kids sunny day outside. A cool breeze rustled the trees and the smell of
in the air after the
tember. Robert Wallace sat on
messenger bag slung over his long
muscular legs outstretched in
front of him.
Wallace was a student unlike others at the University.
year-old full time student, with a track
and field scholarship, a learning disability and a single father of three girls. When traditional students were typically
balancing school, a part-time job
extra- curricular activities, Wallace
of that with the additional
responsibilities of being a single father.
Wallace said he had a rough childhood.
He was found
when he was
had been God, with
"When you know three pointer at the
that you'll get the
win. I've never had
that kind of belief before. I've never like
could win the game.
can win the game now," Wallace
Wallace was a junior journalism
his next step
would be. "When's the last time you went to church? When was the last time you thanked God for what you had?" Wallace
major and English minor. His desire was
dropped the phone.
didn't have an answer, but
was no longer
popular children's daughters, by
Aspirations for joining the football
team did not work out Wallace.
University track team as an outlet for his athletic talent. PJwto by Kni/kcn
earn his master's in English and teach
at the university level.
Wallace planned on joining semi-
me." Wallace said.
no dedication. He said he "believed, but didn't act like it." From that point on he
Simone, Alexis and Laura. Photo Knyli'cn Vaniie Kamp
had a traumatiz-
cartoon, with his three
ing break-up with his fiancee.
Down Time enjoys
God" before he even could fully comprehend what God was. It was at a breaking point in his life when he was faced with
said he always
problem and disappeared, leaving Wal-
aimless before, believing in
He was taken into protective custody and moved from group home to group home. He finallv settled into his pastor's house at 16. This was the man he called
and confused. His mother had a drug
2-years-old, hungry, crying
his older brother to fend for
Clarinet Collector Trisha Campbell
and borrows more from the University. Instruments were a big cost for her and other music majors. A new, mid-range instrument can cost over $1,000 without
any accessories. Photo by
expensive majors zhoice of major Students lined the hallwMv ip tiieir
he semester, for â€˘nlv the
used books from textbook services.
most students were finished
some would end up paving extra for their major classes and activi-
lab books, supplies
supplies for projects and classes cost
KM more than she intended.
"When was an I
except for that one project in that
the bigger musical instruments such as the grand piano but most students had
edly required or she would have a
stuff to other people."
who planned on
not the only problem. She said there
teaching elementary or
middle school band after college. She was a member of the musical fraternity Kappa Kappa Psi and she played bass clarinet for the Bearcat Marching Band. She said in a normal year she paid $200 for dues and supplies but that didn't
what most "The
Kappa dues of
Campbell a nice
was bought a long time ago," was first used by my
said. "It I
got lucky there.
The most expensive part of being a student in the music department was paying for the trips. Campbell said the University paid for
for the national
each year but their
are $110, that's
any other equipment that
be paid for completely by students.
BMB marches in their [LonNew Year's parade, and the wind
symphony and jazz band each have
include paving for trips. "Yearly
older sister so
the only thing students with expensive
Supplies and extra books were not
Paving extra tvas
brushes or various other things that
needed poster board,
were numert)us times that she didn't
end up using supplies
an instrumental music education major
Emilv Weber was an art major before
over with nothing to use
The L'ni\ersit\' had a textbook loan Togram where students could pick up heir
"Most of us
started paying for the trip last January
Campbell said the University owned
$2,270 plus anything
spend on food, souvenirs and
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Many members of the BMB own their own instruments. Keeping everything maintained could be costly. Lyres and reeds broke and keys bent if they got
knocked the wrong way. Photo by
accessories needed throughout week. You don't get that
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Despite paying extra
money was "I've
always thought that being in a
band was costly, but to me it's all worth it," Campbell said. "I absolutely love it." Majors in the music and art departments were not the only ones costing students extra money. When Andrea Beck decided to become a pre-professional zoology major, she had no idea how much extra money would go into her studies. She said there was no warn-
"You find out basically on the
dav of lab when they pass out the labus that you have to buy extra stuff," Beck said.
top of that
bands. Greg Herzog, Todd Weber and John Bunse used it for a class assignment. Photo by Jennifer Riepe
by the end of the
Electrophoresis units use electricity
spread segments of
buy her own $50
lab coat for microbiology. "I
just personally feel
mom the first day of classes ing to her that
have to go and buy $100
worth of supplies
my college now and I
Beck said she thought the supplies sity
to raise costs to
these for students. "I
get to class," Beck
stupid that thev don't
lab supplies, a dissecting kit for zoology
am going to
for other reasons but
were not paid for because the Univer-
books, latex gloves, lab goggles, various
ing or anything in the syllabus about the
Beck said she was informed she
inform us before
get the stuff or the money."
instruments and classes, Campbell said the
many majors on campus
believe that they should either be
my major think
They could list it in the course catalog or something before you pick your classes." Beck said she might change to a two-year program like pre-pharmacy or something completely different like going to nursing school. She felt all of the extra class items were necessities and paying for them wasn't an option. "I feel like it's
to do," Beck said. "Life is full of hid den costs and I guess they [the Universi-
are just trying to teach us our lesson
to regain the
my major will be ablt money am putting out,
now would 1
provided or that the University should
of that money."
be up front about the costs and just
love to have
Spinning Fast Jared Stiens, Matt Jambcrl, and Milch Rilt'V use a centrifuge to separate soil. to /'v Jennifer
can be adapted
They cost less than other equipment, but were still something out (if
pocket for students. Photo by jcnmfer
Counting Critters Miles Smith uses a microbe counter and prepared plate. The microbe counter
acted as a magnifying glass which made anything on the plate visible. Photo by lenmfer Riepe
STUDENTS AND FACULTY WORK TOGETHER IN THEIR RESPECTIVE MAJORS ACROSS CAMPUS FORMING BONDS WHILE PRODUCING RESULTS
areas as well.
word It is
typically associated with sports,
also essential to different
a natural part of the learning experience one goes through in college, but
more teamwork than others. "I don't know if any other major has as much teamwork as we do," Mass Communication Instructor Matt Rouch said. Rouch worked chiefly with broadcast students in his Introduction to Broadcast Operations and TV Production classes. Working in the television studio involved teamwork by default, he said. The people who were in charge of tasks like audio and graphics had to be in sync with other crew members such as the switcher operator and director. Even if one person worked seemingly alone on a news story, teamwork was still involved because of the efforts made by the news team: the cameraman, some majors proved
He emphasized ly
and so on, Rouch explained. that collaboration
important to the broadcasting
one's professional network.
As each person
they relied on each other
Scheuler had hands-
on experience with teamwork by working for student radio station X106.7- KZLX. He said the
director Bill Richardson de-
cared about the well being of his
and putting on a quality concert. Keeping up the team members' morale was important. "Whether teamwork is a success or not depends on the instructor," Richardson said. "1 try to remain There al
no reason we cannot go through
production crew worked as a unit to ensure every-
with the music ensembles showed a rich passion and appreciation for being
thing tied together.
part of a team.
Scheuler emphasized that cooperation was
All those involved
and the work involved for the radio station. Overcoming obstacles such as conflicting schedules and lack of communication was an essential part of making sure the team was tal to
the broadcasting major
"If someone isn't holding up whole pyramid could fall down," Scheuler said. The music department was another area where
their end, the
a positive leader of the team.
more you "The more you work know," Rouch said. "The more people you know, the more capability you have. Everyone is good at together, the
to the success of students within
a finished product.
teamwork was key
can be a very empowering, positive thing,
doing something bigger than yourself," Richardson
"The sense of accomplishment
amazing thing." Whether it was the on the field or students together to
team running plays the classroom working
a finished product, the use of co-
operation ensured that the group looked their best.
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On Cue Iiislriutiirs
Matt Kniich .iml Will Murphy
opcralc the graphics compiilcr Irli'vision
Thesf li'ssons hi'lpcd produced their own
/'/m/ii b\i Cliri>
show. The class
students get hands on experience with different aspects of the field. I'holo
Richardson directs the Jazz rehearsal. during a
ensemble and other places within
the department. Photo by Chris Lee
University professors stay true to their roots Brenda Ryan never thought she would Northwest Missouri
25 years. Growing up in
town of Barnard, Mo., she always thought she would leave the farm and move to the city. Fortunately, she had no regrets about staying here and becoming a member of the University faculty. "It just seemed to feel right," Ryan said. the rural
Ryan came ate in the
to the University as an undergradu-
was a Sigma Sigma speech and foren-
ambassador and member
her freshman year and was a
English honor society Sigma Tau Delta.
Ryan immediately started graduate classes the University and received a master's degree in
wonderful group of
her heart was in Maryville.
said. "I just
colleagues, the students. In the long run, is
belong and where I'm meant
Ryan experienced many campus changes throughout the years. She saw the Performing Arts Center go up and Hudson Hall, where she lived her
go down. She was also
a bit nostal-
about the renovation of Roberta Hall, where she
lived during her
middle undergraduate years.
said that despite the physical changes to
the University, the type of sincere, good-natured
here has stayed consistent.
taught English at Maryville High School before
Ryan emphasized that the University's customs were another reason why she loved being here and
to teach at the University in the fall of 1988.
"The hardest thing to get used to was getting comfortable calling teachers by their
to switch to a different
position at the Universitv: student
wanted to do something different," Ryan said. "I was treated well in that position, but I knew that wanted to teach." "I
just got in
Pug Persona Students are familiar with Brenda's love of
became apparent from the pug
decorations. Photo by Katie Pierce
Brenda receives her undergraduate degree from President B.D. Owens in May 1984. Her degree was a Bachelor of Science in secondary education in English. Photo courtesy of Brenda Ryati
and becoming friends with them," Ryan said about coming into her role at the University.
English in 1986. For the following two years, she
kids, but she
After receiving an English education degree in
the University for a year after that,
teaching high school English in
of 1980. For four years she
Sigma. She also participated in sics
important to keep a few
Ryan said. "It's nice to know 1 can come to Northwest and say, 'Oh, there's the kissing bridge. There's Bobby Bearcat.'" Familiar sights like these were a comforting presence for Rvan and other returning alumni, and tions,"
of the special qualities that
the University feel like home.
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Doni Fry Accounting instructor Doni Fry received an undergraduate degree in English education in
August 1979 and
returned later for a
degree in accounting.
She received her Master of Business Administration in December 1994. Fry taught high school English and
pubhc relations and accounting coming to the University to teach before in the fall of 2000. Her memories of the campus included Wells Hall as the library and watching the Administration Building
burn, fearing she v^^ouldn't get to graduate
because her records were inside.
Jeffrey Nickerson Marketing and
his education here but
State University for
the remainder of his
undergraduate years, receiving a degree in
geology in the
of 1998. After working
an engineering firm in Colorado, he decided to get a Master of Business at
Administration at the University in 2004.
He worked at
Texas before returning here to teach in the fall
Nickerson was amazed by the transformation of the buildings on campus, especially the football stadium.
time away from the University gave him an appreciation for the community and being
around friends and
alums as teachers
Station Classes Brian Hesse teaches Introduction to American Government and Politics in a
classroom in the Station.
found that having class there was more convenient. Photo by
Empty Space Dirt
and grass are
that stand in the
mods used to be. They were removed in the summer and work space where the
began on the renovation building. Pholo by Chris Lee
pread out •emoval of Students Ciimo 3
see that the
in tho tall
modular buildings had dirt were the
een renuned. Crass and niv things
The modular buildings had been
within the History,
lumanities, Philosophy and Political
cience departments. hi the spring of 2007, the
nd other University
the modular buildings and
classes were held in two
project that included a renova-
ion of the Valk Agriculture professions
"All of the classes within our depart-
Science Department Secretary,
from the Station
difficult, the furthest
political science classes
we were going to have we were able
use Charles Johnson so
a little bit closer,"
Students said they didn't mind hav-
in the Station
go outside anyto
Valk or from the Sta-
tion to Wells Hall, so the parking spots said.
Renovation on Valk began
The History, Humanities, Philosophy and Political Science department will occupy the lower level of the build2007.
the walk at
a little sad to see the
had certain mods
mods, so they only have
were key," Murphy
"They always had
mods," Julianna Schulte
noved into the station while the history
to get to
and Wells," Murphy said. Parking spots were made for the faculty near the station to accommodate the longer distance from Thompson-Ringold.
Murphy helped with the planning when it came time to find locations for
nent were moved," Jennifer Murphy,
Humanities, Philosophy and
take a couple
including Martindale Hall.
ing classes in the Station.
rooms located in Wells Hall. Humanities classes were held in Valk and the philosophy classes were held in various places
Regents along with President officials
scatter classes throughout
Chris Lee Class
Students enter the Station
moved to different places mods were removed. Photo by
Classes were after the
members move from
their offices to favorite
outdoor locations on campus and
on the University and how they than they think
DEAN HUBBARD can think of two events which -
when we opened
a remarkable experience that
had expected; we had visitors actually come from Argentina, Turkey, Korea and Mexico, and because it was going to take an extended period of time to raise the flags, we were following the United Nations protocol, we decided to have the formal banquet ahead of exceeded everything that
time and then the next morning to raise the
didn't expect a lot of people to be there for the flag
would take quite awhile. In fact, •i>-»'--i»ts» had to close the street off out front. And a student from Japan gave a simple speech location: Joyce and Harvey White International Plaza. Photo by Chris Lee in which he made the point, he said if you notice today we will be raising a flag from Taiwan, he said if you went to the United Nations today and looked out at the flags in front of the United Nations you would not find a flag from Taiwan. Why are we raising Taiwan's flag when they don't fly it at the United Nations? And what he said was the reason we're raising the flag is not to recognize or celebrate or confirm or endorse any particular government or their philosophy but to confirm and endorse the student that is here and to let them know that this is their university. I walked down the line with a rector from a University in Mexico and the students were weeping as they raising because as
was so packed
from their country; it was an unforgettable event. A second event which reinforced that occurred two years ago in Tokyo. We decided to organize an alumni chapter in Japan; we have a lot of alums there. And we met in a hotel in downtown Tokyo and these former students of Northwest came together for one of the most exciting evenings I've ever experienced. And they illustrated that no matter where you go in the raised the flags
world once a Bearcat always a Bearcat. They said that over and over.
Now let me pull those two together. What is it about Northwest that makes these international students go away so excited because of the family atmosphere and the acceptance of people who are different, pulling welcome, and that's what makes Northwest such a special place not only to the international
about their experience here?