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Student

brought

Council

Activities

performers such as Hinder in the spring and Hellogoodbye lecturers

in

the

fall

while distinguished

came to campus to discuss politics

and the media.

The second largest freshmen class in

University history

moved

into

constructed Hudson and Perrin

Students went it

of

was discovered

into

the newly

halls.

an uproar when

that the beloved image

cartoon Bobby Bearcat would slowly be

phased out and replaced with the Bearcat Racing Boys

paw

Above: Students enjoy an activity

print.

available fair.

at

the

organizational

The object was

to get

your

piece of Velcro as far as possible

These events made

for a fun

filled

year

before being yanked back to the

beginning. Photo by Chris Lee

that brought students together and

the University closer than you think.

made

Burning Lesson Far Left: Students watch the second annual dorm fire demonstration put on in September, Campus Fire Safet)' month. The event showed

how

fast a

dorm room would be smoke and flames.

engulfed with Photo

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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

the

earlier

than normal. Photo by

Cliris

Lee

connect for early advantage Clouds and rain welcomed close 1,500

new

students to

in day. Vehicles filled

umbrellas

of a

hit

to

campus on movethe streets and

Bearcat Arena for over an hour during the rain delavDifferent programs were offered

throughout the weekend. "Can

the skies.

Move-in dav marked the beginning

You" was a program dedicated

weekend

relationships. All

full

of events for

freshmen with things

incoming

officials

dubbed the weekend "Advantage." Leslie Chandler, Coordinator of

week was

a success.

"Advantage went

to

students were

"The speaker was

opened

mv eves

really funny,

to things that

thought about," Clark

Orientation and Transfer Affairs, said the

Kiss

required to attend this event.

like a football

game, barbecues and meeting freshman seminar advisors. University

new

I

really smoothly,

I

he

never

said.

The weekend was capped off Sunday afternoon with the convocation ceremony. Freshmen listened to speakers such as Student Senate

Dean

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

first

was mad

game

of the season.

that the

game was

called

because of the weather," Brandon Clark said. Clark, a

member

Marching Band and

a

new

[Db

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student,

to get

band and then ended up student

life

was

readv

sitting in

about experiences

to

be had

at the

Universitv.

The event ended with freshmen accepting their

paw

print pins as they

walked out of the gymnasium as the newest class of Bearcats.

of the Bearcat

disappointed that he had for

talk

of

"It

was

a

good program

wasn't expecting that 1

was

w

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much

all

around.

I

information,

really impressed," Clark said.

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Pancake Feed

10 a.m.

Classes begin

8 a.m.

Logging Krista

On

Abernalhy

set.s

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.

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Friendly Visit Sarah Hayes drops in

for a visit

with her

Megan Delaney, both of whom live Hudson Hall. The girls contemplated

friend in

on the

late

Friday night's activities. Photo

by Knyleen Vandc

Moving In Parents help

new

students

move

into

newly finished Hudson and Perrin halls on move-in day. About 500 freshmen

moved

into

the

new

halls

during

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

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student

life

stylish

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by Knyleen

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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

Kiu/h'cii Viiiute

The

new freshmen

on campus. Photo by

Kamp

fresh

new look

Hudson and

Perrin are suite

It

was nothing new

to

freshmen. But

returning students, Hving the suite

I

life

something most upperclassmen have David Lewev, a junior

who

lives

on

impus, said the freshmen should reallv thankful for the "I

new

lived in Phillips

id then li\ed off ever got to

li\'e

campus

len

who

get a nice

new

I

suite to live in

is

the hall director of is

the hall di-

Hudson. Matthews believes the

udents are verv thankful

and enjov

advantage of the new

The walls

new environment.

are covered with activities that

set

up but students as

an

RA

well.

Rvan

for this

new

living in Perrin.

The students and evervone

living

Heft,

from Hudson Hall, recognizes the

At the beginning of the vear there

were multiple issues with flooding. "The building sive hill so

is

water comes rushing

puddles up

at the

on

built

whenever

it

this

rains

down

all

the

mas-

the hill

and

back doors of Hud-

we

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

each

floor,"

lot

Heft said.

Even with the positive aspects ing's structure

was an

new

of

build-

new

first

but that goes for almost every

building," said Matthews.

couple of months to get the

worked

out."

rain

caused a big puddle

got

at the foot

that problem."

most of the freshmen living in Hudson and Perrin enjoy the dorms, especiallv since they are the first ones to live there.

issue.

"There were problems with the building at

this vear

first

Overall,

unitv and environment, the

and Desi Campbell

uilding

year so

Lewev said, the new fresh-

year here."

Matt Matthews !Ctor of

last

in a suite,"

reallv jealous of all

?rrin

suites.

my freshman vear

'm

Âťeir first

full

not only the residential assistants have

ever experienced.

e

there take

facility as well as the

"It

little

takes a

kinks

"It is really

suite

dorms

nice to live in these

as freshmen, but

it's

kind

of even cooler since we're the very class to trv

them

w Dannv Schill

out," Jordan

d

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new first

Lewis

said,

Erik Schrader

freshmen

halls

DD


a lot

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

in 1989.

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.

"We know

radius," Schenkel said. "So that's really

According

winning

athletic

teams and new dorms.

"The laptop program

still

Northwest from other

value in

home

Schenkel

differenti-

state institu-

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

"One

and

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

away but

like a cool place," Bailey said. "I've

Northwest

and

1

love

hours

I

really liked

size of

is

big

enough

is

that the

that

1

see

was the

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

home were

to

attend the University during her junior

to

and he would have

excited about the

student

reasons but the size

about Northwest

campus

decision and was a big plus but she

DD

manv

to the

venient," Carlin said. "Another thing that

talks to eight

ni2

came

Omaha and so a quick two and I'm home which is very con-

"We have an educator who goes

we

I

"I'm from

man year

for college. This last year

So

I'm here

big factors in his decision.

cision

to

now

campus and closeness

of

laptop program had a

do

out and

it."

University for

vear of high school. She said that the

to

it

Eric Carlin said that he

Early Outreach Program," Schenkel said.

and what they need

a really nice college.

is

kept checking

we put

Ashley Bailey made the decision

into place about four years ago

close

new people but small enough that I can make a difference on the campus." Carlin believed he made the right de-

senior.

of the initiatives that

Her main concern was

a small school.

ing the laptop program, textbook rental,

tions. Families

high school. The

Schenkel there were

to

numerous things that helped students' choose to come to the Universitv includ-

ates

in

teacher ratio since she graduated from

always heard from other people that

braska."

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.

their

mv room.

University took

students travel from about a two hour

at

to students' families as early as

more space

students,

lot to

do with her

was

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

ally nice

that

I

didn't get put in those.

cool that

I

am

the

first

one

It's

pretty

to ever live in

good

a

"I'm enjoying the college

Northwest so

far

and

I

campus," Carlin reallv

fun and

w

â&#x20AC;˘

said.

I've

life at

am enjoying all

of the opportunities that

ence so

fresh-

at the University.

I

have around

"Things have been

enjoyed

my experi-

far."

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Rock Out Papa Roach lead singer Jacoby Shaddix shouts out to the fans at Bearcat Arena.

The

trio of

sellout

bands marked the very

concert

for

Student

first

Activities

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

way

to

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.

"We

unwind

before spring finals week.

Hinder, the hard rock band

sold a total of 3,300 tickets for

the show," said Kelli Farris, president of

known

for the

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."

other bands."

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DD

student

life

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

bands and

that are included

all

other incidentals

when we

put on a con-

Numerous hours were put into makshow happen. The majority of work was done by students.

ing the the

Flatts or

Toby

like

Keith.

"Perhaps everyone was pissed

because Hinder cannot sing their lives," said

live to

save

Embrey.

Despite negative feedback from

Moore believed

some

students, Alyssa

many

of those in attendance enjoyed

themselves and

Even though the concert sold out, many University students were not excited to hear that Hinder was coming.

great

Numerous anti-Hinder groups started to pop up on facebook.com immediately after the announcement was made claim-

think

all

the bands performed

live.

"Everyone had so

much

Moore. "Everyone was

SAC

fun," said

really into

it. I

did a really good job with the

show."

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Main Event Lead singer of Hinder, Austin Winkler, sings to the band's hit song "Lips of an

Angel." hits,

Along with

performing

their

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

ith fans.

Photo by Chris Lee

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fun

relative family

weekend pancake party pancake

exhilarating entertainment for the

so they did not notice the

dozens of students and parents.

come

flying at them.

plate

and

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

catching

Pancakes were flying onto paper plates while the delicious of sausage

and

aroma

coffee filled the

air.

their parents as

they began the Saturday morning of

Weekend at the Bell Tower. From 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., students

Family

and

their family could

pay $4

abilities

famous Chris Cakes pancakes. Chris Cakes

business that

is

now

as a fund-raiser

Evonne by

Kristin Hilde, events planning chair

for

a specific

was a fun activity families and the food was good. "It's easy, simple, and people like it," it

a little bit

Evonne exclaimed.

said she did not have

method

for flipping the

"Every second

and The Chris Cakes team, Ted and Evonne White, pro\'ided Families enjoved the fun

is

a

new

second.

Ted joked that the

trick to accurate

was classified information. Josh Coburn and his parents were

flipping

in for a surprise in

the pancake

They did not watch the people of

first

missed the

The

right to the ground.

Coburns were ready

them with

almost missed the

for the next one,

their plates.

one when

last

over his head, but he

Coburn

was

them catch the pancakes

line.

in front

in midair,

flew

it

able to grab

it

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

wanted

breakfast.

"They scheduled breakfast for the parents, not college students!" his

There's no technique," Evonne said.

Hilde said.

exciting atmosphere.

can throw

every time.

Student Senate, said they decided to

do the event because

catch a

pancakes precisely onto people's plates

Student Senate.

for

I

farther than that!"

travels nationwide.

reluctant

grill to

flying in midair.

"I'm old but

an Iowa-based

The event was put on

back from the

pancake

breakfast of sausage, juice, coffee and

sensibihties.

One customer seemed to step

for a

and playful

fell

It

mom

laughed.

Despite the early hour,

many

students and their families showed

up

tc

enjoy the breakfast and entertainment.

James Brandly came

to the event

with

friends to enjoy the delicious breakfast. "They'll

wake you

up, that crazy

pancake couple," Brandly said.

Flipping Pancakes

Evonne White family

flips

member

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

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student

life


ncakes Galore d 1

White

of

Chris Cakes distributes

flapjacks to the line of customers,

ople of

all

ages enjoved the pancakes

the bright Saturday

morning

of Family

;ekend. Photo by Kayleen Vande

Kamp

chris cakes

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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

Jim

hypnosis. Photo by Jennifer Riepe

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life


mind games the

Wand

Digging deep into their subconscious udonts and family from the University fgan

m

to loose control.

Hypnotist, Dr.

Wand, had them under

Wand stiyities

kicked off Family

with his 24th

Weekend

sing a colorful, spinning light Liickly

began trying

to

campus,

Wand

help the 26 vol-

nteers let go of their subconscious.

moments only 15 stuand family members remained on

After a few ents

age, completeh'

under hypnosis. The

!st

went back

ve

members from

to their seats replaced

ere well into their

by

who subconscious. Wand

the audience

become Greek gods and lake their way on stage. They had also jccumbed to the power of the light. iked

them

Wand

to

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

As

girls

were

dog nimiber

who remember was named I

Jojo,

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

far

thev almost

A

fell

out of their chairs.

few short moments

saw parts

teers

of

later

volun-

Wand's body slowly

disappear. Screaming in terror they

grabbed each other

for comfort.

Bringing his missing parts back.

Wand

brought a dance competition

the stage. Hypnotized

waving

their

feet to the

to

members began

hands and moving

their

finished off the night with an

American

Idol singing contest. Univer-

student and volunteer, Darnell John-

sity

son, believed he

was

Wand had

hit,

Afterward volunteers had mixed

what

actions on

just

happened. Jessica

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.

He

list.

west are

people here always treat

Wand

ready

vv

to attack.

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at

North-

why keep coming back. The me so great,"

unteer believing the microphone stand believed a balloon animal was a pit bull

keep

also planned to

"The people and students

a vol-

Another

re-

Seipel couldn't find her shoes she had

was the woman

of his dreams.

female singer

Beyonce Knowles.

the University on his

music.

Continuing his act

He

their handlers.

finished interviewing

I

four,

his power.

visit to

of illusion

I

said.

Megan

d

Tilk

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Erik Schrader

Dance Competition Students showed off their moves attempt to win

Wand

a fictional

in an dance contest.

kept the audience involved using a

-eries of acts. Pliolo by

leiiiiifer

Riepe

Reappearing Act lim

Wand made

was onlv

when

Stephanie Keen think he

half visible, causing her to

jump The

a floating torso sat near her.

audience was

in

shock by the way

Wand

performed. Photo by Jennifer Riepe

jim

wand


guitar halo games that rock and Master Chief walks through the rough, mountain terrain. His battle is

slung over his shoulder.

He

rifle

waits.

A

comes from above and to the west. He fires, shots fly on the screen. The bullet

Master Chief

falls

into the flowing river.

"I'm done man!" Jeff Schnell yells to the

glowing television screen as he

rollout

enjoyed unprecedented hype and results

scenes from an independent camera.

following the Sept. 25 release. In the

The camera could go ahead

first

day

was

in the

made $170

it

"This

million,

and

that

United States alone.

made

the biggest launch in

it

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,

when

Bunjie

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

game

and performance, and the game has become considerably more interactive due to additions like the

Crackdown. From then,

more

theatre.

of August,

According to

in quality

cnn.com's

entertainment producer,

Matt West,

"It

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Pomping

Sigma Sigma Sigma Kati Pugh makes some adjustments to their Asian themed float.

It

took a

little

complete and won Kayleen Vande Kamy

month

over a

first

place.

to

Photo by

pomped up down

getting Homecoming all

is

known to colleges many

over the country. With

as is

pomps and

man

lots of

hours.

Money

also another thing very important in

contests, activities,

the float building process as one box

and

of

football

Walkout Day, parade game, students often cram with things

their schedules

pomps containing

24 packages of a

certain color can cost over $60.

to do.

What most people don't know is that for many students, Homecoming

constructing a frame.

Step one of building a float would be

needed

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

board

A new Homecoming executive

is

elected shortly following the

big event and

many

One

to the

upcoming year.

"Getting the dimensions and

everything to meet the requirements in is

the

trailer,

members

men

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.

it.

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.

What

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

Homecoming

for the frame, lots of

chicken wire, glue, tissue paper

life

known

The next step

is

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

be

is

over the frame, the better

it

to decorate.

Next comes the most time consumwhat most call "pomping" the float. Members of Sigma Sigma Sigma ing part,

wifl

Many are built.

a

be a colorful creation. things can change as floats

Adding

a layer of

can add inches and weight

pomps to

your

structure. All these are things to

consider whfle building, as there of rules everyone

must follow

set

is

a set

by the

executive board.

pulling in multiple directions. Stretching is

student

of the organization

Stretching takes multiple people

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to

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

022

and attached

will

float.

For the 2007 school year, the

farm

built

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

Nolker,

After a frame the

and

member of Phi Sigma Kappa, was named float chair. Andrew

of the things that takes the is

too flexible

Building the frame can be one of

the bylaws

most time involving Homecoming parade

and pomps.

itself is

the most stressful parts.

organizations begin

attending meetings to discuss rules and

changes

light.

to

A wooden frame is

support the massive amounts

preparation events hit their calendars

almost a year in advance.

events.

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.

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home

journey

bringing us closer together This vear marked the 84th

Alpha

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

game on

football

Oct. 27,

it

made

for six

eventful davs.

Homecoming

festivities

were open

alumni, facultv,

familv, friends

and members of the com-

munity. Events included: banner, canned

penny wars, parade entries. Variety Show skits. Walkout Dav and more.

art,

VARIETY

SHOW

up comedy. First place was taken by Dan Rasmussen.

Show and

and acting

the annual

talents

and performed

in

Homecoming Varietv Show.

Organizations prepared skits based on the specific theme of traveling

around the world. Members

the audience witnessed acts

of

such as

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

is

hing different that you don't see in high school.

It's

jp there

just

fun

to see

making you

your friends

laugh," said Shelbie

ight.

Winning highly competitive skit was and the Calendar Caper" performed by Phi Mu Alpha and Sigma

'Indiana Jones

1

Homecoming

Royalty

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

of

were also presented during the Variety the king

In front of a

nizations displayed their dancing, sing-

and stand

acts included dancing, singing

staff,

On streets to

back of a truck though

in the

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

Members

to all students,

Iota.

PARADE

witness what

to the

many

courthouse

students had

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-

Jalopy

is

another category for en-

the parade.

tries in

Members

Gamma Rho fraternity lined ing

Alpha

the back

it

Men would

with water.

fill-

then

splash around as the truck rolled slowly

through the parade. Cross country runner,

Amanda

Gray, was able to witness her

Homecoming parade activities

due

many

of the

to meets.

wanted

really

first

this year. In past

years she had to miss out on

to see the

parade

would be my first time being on campus for Homecoming. Some of my friends met at my house before the pasince

it

rade so

we could

together,"

sit

Gray

said.

This year's parade seemed disap-

pointing for

was able

to

many

students. Nick Hager,

witness the parade for a

third year.

wasn't as impressed with the pa-

"I

rade this year.

It

just

sories could be spotted throughout the

and slow.

though," Hager said.

I

seemed

really liked the

really long

clown heads

"The parade was kind of

around the theme.

of

of a pickup truck with tarp before

parade, as organizations based their entries

too; that

crazy," Light said.

"I

Saturday, crowds lined the

from campus

was

down," and friends and I left

was so excited

a let

Light walked in the parade as a

Gray

pomped clown for her sorority, something many Greeks endure throughout

then

the years.

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

parade.

I

I

really liked the

I

guvs swimming

said. "I it

took so long

my

for

it

early."

float

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kickoff return. That set us

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FOOTBALL VERSUS WASHBURN

that allowed us to stay out of our

Washburn

In front of 8,325 fans, the

up because

minute offense.

It

no people were

two

"I

my

allowed us to do

injured.

was Homecoming chair for and hadn't gotten any

sorority

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,"

Homecoming

our time outs," Tjeerdsma said.

Hannah Boehner

Ichabods came to Bearcat Stadium

victory.

SHOTS FIRED

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

victory,

would

share of the

I

MIAA championship.

that. Dallas (Flynn)

me after

had

to

Shortly before midnight on Saturday

remind

played game.

It

was the

first

the tightly

time the

Bearcats had trailed at halftime of a

home game

since 2003.

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

way

of the

the Bearcats rallied late in the

fourth quarter

safety officers rushed to

about three minutes. Obviously

touchdown.

We

had

a shuttle

had chosen

we had

residents

and guests were

able to sleep. The only

was

to vehicles

Safety

and

Maryville

Public lot

near The Station. Shots were fired around

midnight on Levine

student

life

Saturday.

PIiolo

by

Scott

to

draw

customers.

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

specials.

Burny's opened their doors at 8 a.m.

and

for biscuits

bus

gravy.

They

also offered

to transport those that

to participate in their drink

specials to the football game.

Many finally

damage sustained

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

campus

a great

NIGHT LIFE

with dreadlocks.

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shootings.

hours and drink specials

By 6:36 a.m. the active alarm

just

Campus

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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

campus

knew my roommates

I

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

minutes remaining.

to score a

campus the scene and

Local law enforcement and

soon word spread throughout campus.

the game."

many who witnessed

Hall because

during the Black and Gold Pageant.

Tjeerdsma's words rang true in the ears of

Homecoming

shots were fired outside of The Station

even forgot

I

their nighttime

over the U.S. occurred.

"Words can not express how happy am," head coach Mel Tjeerdsma said,

about

home from

students were heading

activities

also give the Bearcats a

"Conference championship,

many

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

Just as

sleep Friday night because of getting

students, like Hager, chose

house parties either

w

way

Megan

to the

still

Tilk

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crowded bars but a great time.

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Hand Off Joel

Osborn

gives the ball to Xavier

Omen

game against Washburn. Omen finished the game with 143 rushing during

the

yards on 32 carries. Photo by Chris Lee

Winners End

Mu

Alpha and Sigma Alpha Iota homecoming skit. Thev won highly competitive skit during the 2007 Phi

finish their

Homecoming

activities.

Photo by Jessica

Nelson

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phasing out Bobby Bearcat through the ages After 91 years, the University

had

phased out the cartoon logo of the Focusing marketing efforts towards

paw

displaying an "N" in the

center, officials in the University's athletic

of

department did away with the logo

Bobby Bearcat wearing

happy

to see

it

community, were not

a sweatshirt.

who are fans or who know North-

"Since everyone

"I

Mason

and

of him."

said.

Word spread

Web

student senate meeting.

the paw, even though

athletic

symbol as

Bobby

is

an

well," Morris White,

athletic marketing,

promotions and

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

avoid infringement.

controversial decision.

Phasing out the Bearcat logo gradually

began

White said phasing out the Bobby Bearcat logo eliminated confusion over the primary logo for Northwest athletics.

When news

broke to eliminate the

logo. University students

1900

028

student

and members

1910

life

"It

doesn't

make

a difference

if

the

issues are large or small; people care,"

in 2006.

Boerigter said.

KQ2,

a St.

it,"

Brent

the phasing out of the cartoon Bobby

Dean Hubbard said he supported Boerigter and the department's decision to move

Joseph

forward.

"Anytime you deal with symbols, then the very first reaction to a symbol or a

change in a symbol,

is

an emotional

Hubbard said. Hubbard said this is a non-issue since cartoon Bobby Bearcat was not

TV news

station

"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,"

Hubbard

the meeting. Nic Brent, questioned the

w

athletic department's judgment on the

d

1930

be-

ing eliminated completely.

and a handful of students attended

1920

to get rid of

one,"

Boerigter began the presentation by

athletics or not."

such a need

why suddenly

Bearcat logo. University President

savebobby.com.

recognizable

is

logo] has

a big part of our tradition,

don't understand

there's

Bobby

Given the events surrounding site,

licensing said. "The

west, the one thing that they think of

1

prompting two

fast

groups on facebook.com and a

just feel like [the

been such

"Bobby Bearcat's our masBecker cot, they can't just take away the symbol said.

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alumni and people

decision.

go.

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school's symbol, the Bearcat.

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of the Maryville

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more economical,

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what

and

is

faster

has dominated the world. Every aspect of

American

life is

why

sounded like fun to ask four reporters to try and go without technology for two days.

Two

inundated by techno-

logical advances.

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it

days, 48 hours.

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person can

do anything, or without anything in this case, for two days - can't they? In

amount

see computers and robots, students

theory, with the correct

walking through campus with

severance and dedication. Otherwise

cell

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specifically outlined in the list,

at least

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do not

once.

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at

times and

void of distractions.

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of per-

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books, of

in theory

two days with

homework and napping

instead

facebook.com and myspace.com,

tele-

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

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noises don't sound good.

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ability to check

my Facebook ei^ery three

minutes or the latest headlines on

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me

send each

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plan to read part of

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to

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able to use the alarm to remind

midnight

to celebrate

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really

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at the

I've

same

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knew from

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me

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all

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at 8

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News reports of severe damage Oklahoma cities flooded tlie media

as the ice

storm continued on

across the Midwest.

ice

at

one third "I

worth.

didn't think there

on the

its

path

ice

On Monday,

Dec.

day but

exams p.m. Monday night and all

its

was

that

streets or sidewalks

to see all the trees

was

and limbs on

10. the University cancelled final

the ground

starting at 7

Canden Johnson said. The University campus was

exams scheduled

for Tuesday, Dec. 11

'due to anticipated severe weather.' E-mails were sent to students, faculty

and

staff detailing the

rescheduling of

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

coated everything

it

touched.

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

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pretty intimidating,"

hit.

Photo by Chris Lee

also the

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

ing

Arts, Bearcat Stadium, Wellness Center,

College Park Pavilion, Athletic Grounds Center, University

Farm and Alumni

House. (continued on page 26)

Not Moving

Environmental services clean up what is left of the Missouri State Arboretum on campus. Finals were cancelled the dav

much

on Tues-

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

downed

residents

tree

under trees to keep students from walking into danger. Photo

Katie Pierce

tn/

Students Cautioned

On

Tuesday after the storm, caution tape snaked around dangerous sections of sidewalk to prevent injuries from falling

branches. Photo by Katie Pierce

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power slowed

loss of

clean-up

(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-

morning

A

majority of off

munity Center. Blunt said 139,000 people were without power in Missouri.

Out

of the 160

members of the Missouri National Guard them were in northwest Missouri.

de-

and

saying,

"we hope power

safely as possible,

God

is

campus had

the

restored as quickly

littered

returned

the to

in

the

Branches

ground when students campus following winter

break. Plioto by Cliris Lee

noticed

With two small

chil-

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

Environmental

Service

downed branches near

at

Donaldson Westside Park west of Icon Road. "Restoring the arboretum will take time and thousands dollars,"

Johnson

of

said. j

w-

Katie Pierce

Falling Branches

were removed

aftermath of the ice storm.

electricity," Offutt said.

warm and

associate director of Environmental Services, the ice storm

bless."

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-

Over 70

discover they had lost power.

"We drove around looking

ployed, over half of

He ended

to

workers

clear

the bell tower.

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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

Kamp

final thoughts freshman,

you come and

in

completely freak out

because you think they

AMANDA LEWEY

are going to

be hard. But as you get

than

all

you

older,

realize that the tests are

no

different

the other tests.**

CCFinals week can get kind of hectic for a freshman. If

you have

never been put under

JACOB VERNETTI

so

much

pressure for a class,

it

can get pretty bad.

I

haven't

really

had a very hard time with

finals,

but

some

my

of the people that

I

have talked to are really struggling to get themselves motivated.

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life

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week

last

ending with a many first-time college students, week was expected to be the nightmare when the semester's stress

handle

came

day during the

For

an end. Students prepared

to

long hours of studying, randomly

for

filling

study."

by studying

for her three finals

hours every

at least three last

week

of classes.

The

elementary education major found that

out multiple choice answer bubbles and

studying for her two comprehensive

scribbling out essays until their fingers

tests

they were going to

felt like

But through James Black's experito

Fiarman

were to

handle,

"I

just a tad oyerrated.

"Some people think going

tor

that they are

be this ungodly tough thing

when

if

you know what

to do,

The psychology and sociology dou-

still

am

you

Harman itself

biggest stressor associated with

lot

of profes-

some

knowing how

earlier

used

than

to

is

prepare for the

to

key

final,"

said. "It's

their finals stress

by ensuring that they

am

starting to study a lot

were as prepared as possible by

I

did

my

ing their studying early. Students

freshman

year.

I

wait until the night before but

trous side effects."

Freshman Holly Fiarman found

that

anxieties t\'pically

associated with

you the

worried about

truth, I'm not too

finals,"

think a couple of

finals.

Fiarman

them

I

can't

who

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

preparing for

when

it

came

to

finals.

"Take a deep breath," Black said.

said. "I

are going to be

pretty tough, but nothing that

start-

allowed themselves to become flustered

keeping a good attitude helped dwell the

tell

Harman

in

to allow

"I

learned that doing that can have disas-

"To

grade but are turned

enough time to study and these projects done on time." Both Harman and Black alleviated

hard get

loye

them, so knowing your professor

Black said.

papers and projects that

final

before finals week,"

sors don't like finals, but

to

described that finals week

wasn't her biggest concern.

"My

count as a

final.

said.

though."

finals is the

haye noticed that a

often study

and not enough," Flarman

studying accordingly and knowing what

"I

I

"Hopefully this time will be different

major explained that the "what to

expect on the

all.

it

simply the biggest procrastina-

do" simply inyolved time management,

to

though

will ever meet, so

too late to

they are actually quite easy," Black said.

ble

know what to expect. managed to maintain her

positive attitude

finishing senior year, he learned that finals

had been the most challenging

because she didn't

fall off.

ence from beginning freshman year

A

if I

Fiarman prepared

finals

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finale

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is

nothing for you to freak out about."

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Individual Attention

Samuel Bowman speaks with Andrew Sullivan after the lecture. A group of students and staff staved to learn more about

Sullivan's

opinions.

Pholo

by

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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

ligion, fighting

center pillar of conservatism."

Court."

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

The

An-

Atlantic,

drew Sullivan and CNN's Legal Analyst Toobin were the lecturers for the

Jeffrey fall

semester.

Andrew as the

first

Sullivan spoke

on Oct.

1

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,

philosophy and

ment talk

it

means

was there to

be

to

a conser-

and how labeling and

"When come 1

to a

people your age and

ste-

campus and talk I ask them what

they think conservatism

040

student

opposite of

is

faith. It is

"It's all

really

life

is

they say

re-

about

about the

always and has

always been about doubt. Doubt

is

the

Sullivan

it

The theme

preme Court had changed not

in the con-

He said that know as much

about the Supreme Court as they should.

Abby

The lecture ended with a question and answer session with the audience. A student asked Sullivan if we were the

how

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.

thing wrong."

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

Jeffrey

is

no one

Toobin came

single cause.

Court and

was

how

it

Supreme

has changed. Toobin

a critically acclaimed best selling au-

thor and had covered

ca-

some

of the

most

if

they attended

another.

to the University

on Oct. 17 to lecture about the

reotypes can be dangerous.

to

Conservatism

be told that there

chair said.

about what

faith.

political science depart-

Sullivan said that he

vative today

president," Sullivan said.

"I

thought Jeffrey Toobin was more

interesting than Sullivan," Patterson

"He spoke about the Supreme He had a of interesting stories and said a lot

said.

Court and that interests me. lot

didn't

know

before.

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.

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Toobin speaks

room

to a

of

full

students and residents in the Performing Arts Center. Toobin spoke of the

Court and changes

it

Supreme

has made. Pholo by

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Sullivan

con-servative

is

a

libertarian

and

author

political

commentator. His interesting view as

HIV

positive gay, conservative,

Catholic political

gave

a

unique

views. Pliolo

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Roman on

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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

/'!/ /t'.ss(c-ÂŤ

Nelson

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."

Most

of the students sitting in the

Zum

ence

rest of the audi-

had gathered out of sheer

ohn Waxton,

interest,

he wanted to see would bring back the

81, said

he plav because

it

ime of his vouth. nost kids here and hat helps the ve

if

it's

nice to see a play

new generation

went through," Waxton

War Bonds was

see what

said.

a plav consisting

only two characters and 22 different

luisical pieces.

ere

Throughout the

play,

would sing songs that popular during WWII and David

erena Ebhardt

Most

of the songs

were

jazzy, up-

to

be the crowd's

favorite.

Dur-

Brunnen ran

throughout the crowd and would

flirt

with some of the audience members

serious scenes.

really liked

"I

how

the play portrayed

Waxton

said. "I

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

said.

ments but the play thrived on the more

down tempo

the reality of war,"

beat tunes that attempted to glaze over

appeared

Young

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

letters

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.

to

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

Jennifer Livingston

rile

I

first

audience members

at the "I

ful,

end

was one to

of the

be on her feet

of the play.

really liked the plav.

It

was

insight-

funny, sad and an altogether enjoy-

able time," Livingston said.

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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

The

five

lights

a

excitement to turn three, which was the age his older sisters began taking piano

lights.

Together they

launched into a ten-minute introduction

Gershwin's "An American in Paris," swaying with the emotion

their bodies

of the music.

The

5 Browns, a chart-topping

group

of virtuoso pianists, played at 7:30 p.m.

on Dec. 4

in the

Performing Arts Center

variety of songs ranging

energetic to relaxing

from

fast

and

and peaceful, the

Browns made sure to audience and show their

interact with the

5

personalities.

Thev took turns introducing the songs their passion for classical

and sharing

them

also discussed their

meth-

wanted

as well.

The group

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

I

we can do that." The group said they loved coming college campuses to appeal to a new

guess

as part of the University's Encore Series.

Besides impressively performing a

to take

lessons, because he

grand pianos that faced each other,

bathed in stage

of

the family

in

to

audience. Desirae, the oldest Brown, got a roar of approval

from the crowd when

she commented on "the

new

generation

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

after the

it meant to showed a sense of them them. Each humor and entertained the crowd with

find a

light banter.

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-

she was.

"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

"Zorro" movies

when he and

his brother,

Greg, performed the Spanish-inspired

for their lives that intertwined

"We

After intermission, the siblings

showed his love for music began early on by sharing an early memory of his

around

music.

"Malaguena."

answered questions from the audience before getting back to the music. Greg

their zest

learn

new

things every night,

not only about ourselves as musicians but each other as musicians," Greg said. "1

definitely feel I'm

still

growing as

a

musician."

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Solo Performance Desirae Brown.

mood

It

was possible to tell the by observing posture

of the piece

and motion of the

players.

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by

Jennifer Riepe

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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

men

in capes lurked

as

masked

towards the bags

and suddenly, dancers jumped out sacs as the music climaxed.

of the

der, lust Bill

and

bright purple

deceit.

Petrov, a relative of the

Don

Jose character, had never seen the play

"I

"I

my son-in-law practice

watched

"But

I

never have seen the whole thing

what the audience of Carmen, the ballet performed by The St.

put together,

Petersburg Ballet Theatre, witnessed as

sexual ballet but had very vibrant and

This

the

is

show opened. Carmen consisted

characters;

Don Jose,

but Carmen, a tempting mistress,

allured

Don Jose away from

Michaela.

The play continued and ended with mur-

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student

life

a dark, violent

and

consisted mostly of recognizable classical pieces

but some songs were mixed

with modern day

styles.

were equally vibrant. ters,

Escamillo,

was

The costumes

One

a boisterous bull-

fighter with red hair and a costume of

Camp Dances

Another Dies

man because of concerning Carmen. The contrabandist died after an extended knife fight. Photo by Jennifer Riepe Don his

Jose kills another

jealousy

really liked the

dark costumes on

the guys," Stuff said. "The

girls'

cos-

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

046

Carmen was

really quite nice."

upbeat musical numbers. The music

main Michaela and Carof three

men. Don Jose and Michaela were in love,

it's

gold.

was amazed by the costumes.

before.

over and over and over," Petrov said.

and

Kelsey Stuff sat in the front row and

really liked the current

day twist

to

the old fashion ballet," Petrov said.

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The Gypsy Carmen

is

wild and free and every

tempted by to

man

is

charm. Her unwillingness be controlled caused her death. Photo Iner

by Jennifer Rtepe

Passionate Dance

Carmen and Don

Jose celebrate

their

feelings for each other in dance. Their

time together caused Don Jose to become even more possessive of Carmen. Plioto by Jennifer Riepe

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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.

Vt., in

Jerry Greenfield spoke about

how

he and co-founder, Ben Cohen got

their

start during the Student Activities Council

sponsored event.

He

some memories from

also spoke about

college

and

inter-

acting with bigger businesses. After his lecture, Greenfield

took questions from

that

we would

Their

A big part of the Ben

still

in Burlington,

an old gas station. The duo did all work by themselves to start. The business flourished and they stood it out

Keeping

for a year.

offered the

first

their promise, they

free

"Free cone day

cone day.

is

the best day of the

year," Greenfield said.

cone day It's

at all

Ben and

just a

When

"We now have

way

free

Jerry's world-

to say

Greenfield and

thank you."

Cohen opened

and Jerry's ice cream company was giving back to their

their first store,

customers.

ning of the summer. They didn't think

"When we said

we

if

we're

start

first

still

started,

Ben and

1

in business a year after

we're going to celebrate by givQuestion Time Audience member

Phillip

Dawson meets

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

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student

life

that selling ice

it

Styrofoam box that "In the

fit

in the back.

mornings we would

fill

the

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."

shop was

of the

wide.

the audience.

first

a

was toward the begin-

cream during the winter

would almost put their business under. They had an old station wagon and built

and

Jerry's

Double Dip:

Values-led Business and Too, were

How to Run a Make Money,

raffled off. Pints of ice

were provided

to

cream

audience members

after the lecture.

"There's a spoon.

It's

somebody with

a pint

and

a beautiful sight isn't it?"

Greenfield said.

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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 ^

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cam

flavor.

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Alexandria Brown played Beauty, a

who

girl

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

beautiful

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

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beastly beauty classic A

story with a twist

brocithless, flouncing fairy

god-

ful Fairy

Godmother, Sarah

Jetter.

nothor bounces across the stage, her

abusing everyone in the kingdom, her

ingsong voice resonating in the ears of

Fairy

She pulls godmother notebook out and

Godmother

cast a spell that turned

le children in the audience.

her into the peasants she always

er fairy

and made

egins the story, "in a land

far, far

is

a Beast"

mocked

cater to her every wish.

Beauty, bereft of her beauty, stum-

away."

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

rho

was

beautiful, nice

about

a princess

and under-priyi-

ty,

rejecting traditional aesthetics for

happiness, while her always-lovely Princess Honor, Tamara

sis-

Germann,

and everyone lived happily ever after. The theatre fraternity members chose the text out of two.

rincess Beauty, Alexandria Brown,

said.

lade amazingly beautiful by her regret-

the audience."

"Beauty

is

a Beast"

and

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

!ged,

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-

ter.

ation. Instead of being

said Mclntyre.

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-

charac-

the development.

arthest.

was

ter,"

own

develop your

to

bled across the good willed Nick, Corey

cross the Midwest, Tri-C Iowa being the

It

"You get

After

actors liked

it

Many

play

it

up

a

lot,

address

said they

"The fuzzy slippers that the King It

was

unexpected," said Stipetich. "I

ter

"[The text] was really open," Jetter

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deal hownewtoroommates

adjusting to Every year thousands of wide-eyed

freshmen move onto campus. They will soon be thrown into a new environment

new

and an unlimited amount

of

However, freshmen were not the

who had

students chose to their first year in

to

do

this.

Many

on campus after either the Tower Suites live

Andrew

how

the other junior

concentrate on. All four of the

they

knew

roommates

helped break the

takes

Photo by Rachel

life

the dirty kitchen and sticky

to

ice

a

and gave them

John, Andrew, Kevin and Nate say

from

He had

Dnimmond

all

get along well

an example of

and

that they are

different, but also similar

mesh

well.

Their advice to success with

new

environment

to really get to •

playing to

all

living

share

is

be patient,

to

and take the time know your roommates,

give each other space,

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do together.

break

floor.

adjusting to multiple roommates and a

cleaning duties with his three roommates.

student

is

made

also share a

all

why

the major complaint amongst the group

personalities that

easier.

Guitar Hero to do dishes.

said that

at least one of the people

common hobby of video games which

Andrew

DD

is

they

Chore Time

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is

to intense

guitar hero sessions. This explains

quickly trying to find what he wanted to

something

they adjusted.

is

sometimes get forgotten due

the

currently undecided, but he

Luckily, they

Apartments. They shared their advice on with three other people and

is

Andrew

the adjustment

lived together in the Forest Village

living

is

a fun

bonding experience, simple chores could

also a junior,

they were living with and that this

or Forest Village Apartments.

John, Kevin, Nate and

is

majoring in psychology. Nate Chemistry.

Even though video games were

a junior with a focus in

broadcasting. Kevin

who

experiences.

only ones

is

only senior in the group, his major

with one roommate, two residential assistants,

John

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helping handi work

students It is

came

not everyday that a

to

new

town. For the students

University

teacher

Bernardo

a great

addition to the University faculty.

Bernardo taught Introduction

De-

to

sign, Letter forms and Graphic Design, Advanced Graphic Design, Advertising Graphic Design and Design Studio

for

independent study

could hang out and truly be creative

at the

Nancy Bernardo was

in the Fine Arts

know

them," Ber-

Smaller classes

made

it

Bernardo taught several

freshman sity

for Ber-

nardo. She went from teaching at an Art

now

from

9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

she had classes off and on

and

all

day.

Bernardo went from teaching smaller larger classes at the University.

had

classes

an

In

from 16

effort to

to

Bernardo

the classroom

and her students closer she put her

to see students

stu-

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

was

a teacher

more

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of an

the classroom

environment that students

student

whose

close-

knit relationships with his students

were

based on involvement outside of class.

Hesse said that being on

to say hi.

He

a small

his former or cur-

and always made also got to

know

a point

particular

students on a more personal level by

He

noted that this was

when

especially true in cases

were not succeeding

students

Rather

in the class.

than blow students off by assuming they

were

just

another irresponsible student, effort to discover the

underlying reasons. "If

you know

Hesse

rent students

make

effective teacher.

you know when

nardo also planned on having students to

Hesse said. Hesse emphasized that knowing students better helped him to be a more

advisees,"

Hesse made an at the Univer-

know

people as people, not as students or

design classes. Bernardo also planned

campus, he often saw

room

part of getting to

partment and introducing more graphic

learning and teaching experience. Ber-

paint the

grow from

"It's all

she planned on expanding her de-

Brian Hesse

to 31 students.

make

differ-

to senior year.

While Bernardo was

Chicago by e-mail and often critiqued her

Institute

easier for

Bernardo to work with students indi-

enabled her

change

I

said.

nardo kept in touch with her students in

student's projects.

being involved with them in extra-curricular activities.

get to

smaller and

nardo

Art Institute in Chicago part time. Ber-

a

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

felt

in.

classes

vidually.

building.

well with faculty

a

person personally,

something's not right,"

said.

Hesse also used

his

knowledge

his students' personalities

when

of

teach-

ing in the classroom. Understanding his

students on a higher level helped

him

shape his teaching techniques

accom-

modate

to

their learning styles.

when you establish that one-on-one link, get to know them as "Naturally,

an individual,

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technology getting people connected against one another.

The increasing prevalence of technology at the University was nothing

base in the country.

new

University from Korea, joined the grow-

this year.

Kyoung Hwan

Standing outside any

given classroom and counting the

number

of cell

clear indicator

ing

phones clicking on was

how embedded

are with their gadgets

a

and games. This

new

on the

new

twists

on

tures

of international students

is

my favorite who

said,

the most frequently accessed pages

on campus. Facebook.com introduced countless new programs (also known as applications) that continued to broaden social appeal.

While some

of these

web

site also

became the largest online photo data-

lease of Halo

more monev

summer a

supply problems

XBOX

iPhone could become as equally as current razor phones. In the end, the University continued to serve as

re-

The game, which made

blockbuster Spider-Man

huge success and

an impressive assembly of

the latest technology, both in and out of

With everything rapidly it was truly exciting to

the classroom.

in its first 24 hours then 3,

critically ac-

going

digital,

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

w

alike to test their skills

to the

world

like

never before.

their fingertips. Photo

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is at

Andrea James

Joshua Voyles

for

Holographic lecture

later generations.

Halo tournaments quickly began pop-

Everything that a person can want

life

rolled into

students. In the future, however, the

360, however,

iPhones and MacBooks allow people to

student

all

claimed. Advertisements for organized

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overwhelming demand.

3.

viewer and movie player

The iPhone's $400 price tag put it well beyond the reach of most college

side of things,

Amazing Macs

DSB

being a

saw boost of popularity with the

(such as virtual zombie and vampire at-

Friends" application. The

to

More than just a phone, this tiny device was an iPod, web browser, picture one.

to suffer

Microsoft's

the

with mainstream users such as the "Top

continued

in the face of

was

more popular

pic-

part of Facebook,"

admitted

the Nintendo Wii, released last

applications were borderline ridiculous

tacks) others proved to be

many

Facebook addict.

ber,

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

to the

site.

Kyoung

existing ones.

its

who came

"Being able to upload so

students

year saw the introduction of several digital toys as well as cool

community

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Friendly Atmosphere Ali

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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

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student

life

at Beal park.

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attractions Maryville offers a Most students wouldn't

label

wide variety available to those

ies.

I

There was also the

iManxille as a particularly exciting metropolis.

The homey

town was

feel to

such a small to driye

Joseph or Kansas City could be

lo St.

frustrating. Yet, there

was much more

to

Marwille than meets the eye. One had :o

only take a closer look to find that

here was

in fact

much

to

do

For those interested in film, there

restaurant, five screens

and

a small

"The sound

lace to

le

Josh

is

really

Swan

good

in all of the

Dining

to leave

Italian

campus

didn't

mean you

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

who

just

wanted

have some fun and then leagues those

who were

There was also ing

a little

more

to

for

serious.

a full bar inside, includ-

some arcade games and

billiard

tables.

When

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-

phernalia.

vor, the

ircade.

iheatres,"

as

collectibles, figurines

had

vas The Hanger movie theatre, featuring

.lovie

Movie Magic. Boastenormous library of DVDs and video games. Movie Magic had something for everyone. The store also featured an impressive variety of store

right in

:own.

full

video rental

ing an absolutely

nice. But for those seeking

nearby entertainment, haying

known

local

complete with

slides.

Mozingo lake was for the warmer

another great destination

months, where students could boat,

swim

fish,

or simply just relax by the water.

Marwille had much

to offer Univer-

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Bearcat Business

The Student Body

one of the many who thrive on

is

businesses in Maryville

aspects of the University. In return, the University uses this business for events

and

athletics. Photo

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dual support college and Instructor of agriculture

Rego Jones

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

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so

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

would probably

still

be here even

if

get nearly as

much

business, due to

of students

and employees

and cultural town would events" and definitely miss the University if it was no said the

of

longer in Maryville.

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the University.

community

large

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composed

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campus ence

new freshmen

grace the

They experishort amount of

of the University.

many changes

in a

both were well involved. Brayman was a

member

and

of Phillips hall council

Neighbors was

a

member

Sigma

of the fra-

which helped

time and some adjust well while others

ternity Delta

struggle to find themselves.

them meet new people and make

Two freshmen who adapted to the college

well

Besides meeting

all

sphere more than high school.

college,

"Age you get

much be who you want

isn't as

to

Neighbors

and

said he

was more

into the

"You meet someone

Brayman

more

is

new everyday

of a variety of people,"

it

comes

to

student activities

Dorm Life Megan

Friieh

fun watching a

and Travis Payne have

TV

in her

dorm room in dorm room

Dieterich Hall. Living in a

gives freshmen the perfect opportunity to

meet new people. Plwto by Jackie Walter

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student

With

come along with

Brayman chose freedom

as the

life

that

"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

you

someone you

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

to

know

him.

ing to college

can't stand to

to adjust-

and making the transiwas to branch out and try

life

tion enjoyable

something new. "Don't pick a college just to be close

like,"

area with

was not the case

freshmen.

Neighbors said the secret

college freshmen. Living in a confined

said.

When

people, col-

look at for at least a semester. Luckily,

thing he liked best.

hours a day,

diversity that comes along with college.

and there

the great things that

to be,"

said.

Brayman

new

lege brings about other changes.

said that they enjoyed the college atmo-

of a factor,

friends

quickly.

atmosphere were Aaron

Brayman and Jonathan Neighbors. They

Phi,

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to

your high school friends. Be open

to

meeting new people and trying new

things," Neighbors said.

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Healy

brushes

her

teeth

in

the

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

Front

Desk

Kate Walter signs

for a package at the desk of Dieterich Hall. Many freshmen received care packages from

front

their parents to help n httle easier.

make

the transition

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work together

to

make things happen Amanda Moore

in the studios. Photo by

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roups unite tudents

work

The University was home

150

to over

tudent organizations. Friendships and :?iationships

were made everyday. The

?lationship from organization to organiation

made

evervda\'

life

possible.

The Bearcat Steppers were an examle

of closeness within different organi-

According

tions. oil,

"1 feel

nit

like

group

it

to co-captain Kristv

closer than

e\'er.

we've been such a close-

this year

oil said. "I

lade 'ell

was

the team

more than

ever,"

think our leadership totally

so that

we

all

interacted really

The team was made up of 12 girls om all over campus. When it was time practice or perform the

"We

ings, but

ave the id.

e

group came

and made things work. are

all

we

same

Koll said that everyone

on the team

had her own funnv personality so

sometimes got pretty "Together

it's

like

it

interesting.

one funny

involved in different all

come

together and

interest in dance," Koll

"Everybody

work together

just

does their part and

realh' well."

garten through

"It's

throughout the year.

"We

all

work

kind of like

a big

brother/big

program through the campus," Roush said. sister

"We do as well,"

a lot

Roush

with the community said.

"We

get donations

from the community as well as the campus."

The group expanded beyond campus

together, especially

during football season," Koll said. close relationships were key

grade. Parties were

kids.

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

fifth

month and the members of group would play games with the

held once a the

family,"

borders to reach out to local schools

Another group on campus where

together."

)gether

closely together

was Kind

in-

cluding Eugene Field Elementary School

and

St.

Gregory's. The Horace

Mann

Individuals Dedicated to Students

Laboratory School was also involved.

K.l.D.S.

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notes into

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booze more than nervously walked behind resident

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Brandy Anderson, jotting down

assistant

notes as quickly as

I

could, trying to

keep up with her as she walked through the halls.

being an RA?"

shushed

me as

I

is

an upside of

asked. She quickly

she turned to one of the

rooms. The obvious sound of clinking bottles rang

down

"Ok, stand by

"I'm sorry but you

Danny. I'm

going to see what's going on in this

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know

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When

thought this was an extreme case

asked about the training the go through before school

but found out that this was a weekly

RA's had

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

at least

one room that had alcohol

in

it

every weekend. But the RA's do not con-

on getting people

"We're not out not our job.

in trouble.

to get people, that's

We want

have

know

everyone in

we

many

instances

when

keep the

Anderson acted only to dents safe and informed. This

when

stu-

Anderson

of-

said.

The new RA's spent three days

liv-

ing together in Franken Hall getting to

know one

another.

They

i

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-

year,

the shooting incident occurred on

campus, Anderson was one of the people that had to calm students down.

"When

to

meetings and conferences that went ovei

to enforce."

There were

before,"

the residents to

the halls. But there are policies that

bullshit,

were safe and

son

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

that they

Anderson.

have fun and get to

is

them

able

can't have alcohol in the dorms," said

room," said Anderson as she sternly

"This

to assure

we were

got them safely to their rooms," Ander-

centrate

the hall. this wall,

a resident assistant

her bottle of Bud Light.

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Policy Posters Policy signs line the hallways in residence halls.

The

fliers

were put up at the to remind residents

beginning of the year to follow the rules.

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house or dorm deciding on convenience A freshman's

first

year

is

an

ing experience, one that almost

interestall

go

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.

It's

an experience

most freshman have, and many cherish.

Some all

students choose to stay on

campus

through college.

the

The

interaction

to stay all

and

activities

it.

He

most

described his floor as one of the active in the building.

Noker was

since her freshman year. She

dorms said she

place to

live,"

Orr

said.

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liked

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my

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forgot

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Some

nience.

He

liked being close to every-

thing and would rather just stay

all

four

another place off campus.

it,"

Belder said.

by choosing homes that are close

One

of the advantages for

many

stu-

to

Apartments, located

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.

My rent

is

$100 cheaper and

I'm not required to keep a meal plan," said.

And because

of the cheaper rent,

Harrison didn't have to

ies.

was so could

the university. Jenny Harrison has lived

Harrison

That time was better spent on his stud-

blue book

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

to finding

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.

Noker

years than devoting the time and energy

She also appreciated the

"I

um

the multiple activities there were to

friendships she

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

participate in.

it's

close. If

especially

flowers

Hall, has lived in the

said

most.

were one of the things he loved about

Elisa Orr, resident's assistant for

Franken

dorm rooms and wanted

four years.

live

with anyone.

"There are good and bad things to don't have to worry about

dents living on campus, besides social

roommates.

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

interaction

venience.

Many

during

late

I

night parties. But there

loss of interaction at said. (continued on page 70)

is

a

home," Harrison


g

i

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ninininlniin''

Apartment Living The Forest

Village

the feel of off

apartments offered

campus

living with the

on campus. Upperclassmen occupied the majority of

convenience

of

living

these buildings. Photo by Jennifer Riepe

Station

Shopping

Students walk out of the Station after picking up

some

groceries.

The Bearcat

card could be used to purchase food, coffee

and other

Ifiinifer

Riepe

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by

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home

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

home

Alpha Kappa house, located on

close to campus, the

Lambda Ninth

fraternity

Street.

Not only was he close

enough, but he said he didn't of interaction at

feel a loss

home, the opposite

in

fact. "It's

classes. It's a lot easier to

on

up and go to party. But cam-

a lot harder to get

pus was distracting.

my floor. Here

door or go

1

had

at least

to the library,"

a lot of friends I

can close

ecstatic

about his

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.

to

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student

life

of rent for a

dorm room and

motivating factor. That was what pushed

Harrison

to live off

campus, her rent was

going to rise another $50. Rules are one of the other factors

wanted

Lutheran

campus allowed

have friends over.

and preferred the to pay bills

Plioto

for

by

to stay

whether or not students

on campus. The Univer-

free.

when I want and

go

I

can come and

there are no quiet

Seth Davis, a student

campus, hated

it

who

lived

on

because of the rules.

His girlfriend lived in Franken Hall, so while he visited

all

of the

same

rules

still

applied. "It

was

like

having a baby

sitter all

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

students considered

equal,

that determined

lived at the

more space

amounts

amount

Movie Time house.

Many

here [AKL house] be-

like living

cause I'm more

every month. For others, the increasing

ground," Crontrom said.

Kim Holman

the

"I

students, price paid no

convenience of not having

couldn't have material touch the

070

hours," said Cronstrom.

some

part in whether they decided to live in

Cronstrom

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

without.

For

it|

sity is

without.

the dorms.

Cronstrom was not

a

it

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

my

said.

I

where you make

is

their

freshman

experience enough to stay a few years or their

whole

ed

but

it

it

career,

still

remained

chose

and others appreciatto move off campus,

a uniting

bond

for Bearcats

- freshman year in the dorms.

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classes insteaci of driving saved

permits and gas. Plioto

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money on

Jennifer RiepK'

Shopping Instead of shopping at the Station, off

campus like

residents had to shop at places

Hv-Vee

and

Wal-Mart.

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wretched work appreciate those with dirty jobs Your glass of milk

in the

though her job may

you look into as you

that shiny mirror

get ready for class, that

you walk across,

Musgrove contended

morning,

all

mowed

grass

that

are things that usu-

go unnoticed; an ordinary thing

ally

your brain blows

by.

The

hit television

Channel spotlights people across the country with those unnoticed and potentially dirty jobs.

Sarah Musgrove, a student dairy assistant at the R.T.

Wright University

lips.

She

is

to herd the 70 dairy

cattle 10 at a

something

different.

and

I

really like cows,"

Adam

Musgrove

milking machine.

much 1

bring

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

job,

said.

a

who had

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"We have dents but

I

meet new people

the time," Beatty said. "Although

and relayed the the passenger rider. The call

all

the person's in-

formation and directed the driver.

Although driving

seem

like a dirtv job,

who

"Not

did

all six

exciting like

it.

van may not it was hard on the

The hours Safe Ride

hours are fun

filled

we pretty

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

several times

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

all

a

some may

we have

all

dirty. If a rider

too

operator and a passenger side rider. The

passenger rider took

to

much

"We have had

information to

to his job

the great people

onlv had a few bad inci-

get to

the driver's problem.

dispatcher took the

factors

meet while he drove them

driver, a dispatch

operated were from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.

first

to

Ride operated on

constant moving. By the time Musgrove

cow, the

main

their destination.

to drink. Safe

people

machine on the tenth one was almost done.

he got

all

three-man team: a

next to doing her laundry, would be the

got the milking

sit-

spent six hours Friday and Saturday night chauffeuring students

job really isn't that hard.

not

Beatty, a driver for Safe Ride,

then prepped each cow and attached the

"My

It's

you are always going

and boring,"

van are hard."

aren't priests or lawyers

themselves in the barns.

"It's

She

of the

Beatty said one of the

night after night are

time

into their individual milking stalls.

and out

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

in

dirty.

it

Beatty said. "The hours along with being

dirtiest part is that you're

it,"

Farm, helps get that glass of milk you drink to your

was

bar crawl

difficult,

standing behind a cow, putting milkers

on

show, "Dirty Jobs" on The Discovery

it

"The

that even

not be too

and

think. After the

much to drink, thank who have that dirtv job. too

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Herding Early Sarah Musgrove herds the cows

milked

to

in the early evening. If the

be

cows

are not milked

on time thev become very

unhappy and

the farmers lose the milk.

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Haylccn Vandc

Knmp

Operating Late Clarissa Brownfield answered for

The

phone

calls

Safe Ride in the middle of the night. late

hours were the toughest part of

the job. Photo by Kaylecn Vandc

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Recruiting Students Katie Padilla speaks on the

phone with

a

Molly Howell reads through a

list

of

she needs to get done

in

prospective student. Padilla helped with

things

the recruitment process at the University.

the

Photo by Jennifer Rieye

included answering the phone, greeting

that

president's

office.

Howell's

duties

people and organizing meetings for the president. Photo by Jennifer Riepe

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Gallery Greeter Mauldin welcomes DeLuce gallery

^^)phia

visiting the

a

student

in

the Fine

Arts building. Part of Mauldin's job was to give

information about the featured

artwork. Pliolo

work

officially

campus jobs

clean view of For a great majority, the

word "work"

with scheduling and the positive

ibility

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

atmosphere.

Katie Padilla, a student worker in ,abel

Cook, was responsible

Tal aspects of the

recruitment process

A

T the Uniyersit\'.

for sev-

large part of her

ob was entering data from prospective tudents to

make

sure that they

still

con-

inued to receive information. She also leiped set if

up

tours, talked

future students

edirected calls iOO

made

to the University's

working

for

Mabel Cook

phone and e-mail

and

Iso enjoyed helping parents of prospecive

on the phone," Padilla

when

when vou

said.

"One

ny favorite things

is

'arent with a

generation college

first

\'ou

have

tudent and thev say 'I'm totalhhis.'"

to

of

new

Summer

know

about different

artists

gives

you

a

more

little

said.

perspective."

Molly Howell was a student assistant in the president's office

who

also took

advantage of networking opportunities

and looked forward

made

to

using the contacts

there as a reference for future

em-

ployment. She found herself intrigued

by the inner workings on campus and tration's side.

It

was

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

felt

only downfall of the month-long posi-

was

that

it

went by too

Flubbard.

in the office,"

was

SOAR

so

much more

Fields said. "There

exciting,"

SOAR

was never one

able to

in the

network with the people within

She appreciated

to

off at 5 p.m.

work on

art

and

projects. Getting

everyday was another huge it

meshed

the school day

and workday together.

Fine Arts gallery, loved being

the department.

when she had an appointment

needed

or

perk, because

day that was exactly the same."

for

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

Howell

nice guy."

fast.

that she enjoyed but said being a

De Luce at

get to

experiencing things from the adminis-

Fields' responsibilities involved set-

ture

"I

from around the nation," Mauldin

Orientation

Sophia Mauldin, an attendant

a

full

be serious."

"SOAR

students.

"You are selling the school ire

when

tion

skills

etiquette

a first-name basis," Pa-

"It

and students

he has had. She learned valuable

Iuch

on

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

ting

one of the most professional jobs as

all

"Everyone's so bubbly and

of energy."

with parents

and answered and

number. Padilla said

vas

"We're dilla said.

open and answering questions about the featured artwork.

Joni Fields, a

10 play.

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

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said.

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dramatically twisted dark spin on a familiar An

eerie setting of a mysterious for-

est filled

audience as they sat waiting dark retelling of a fairy

to

watch

attend the ball in honor of Prince Amir's

piness.

Sadness was one of the

with hazy smoke greeted the a

tale favorite.

Theatre Northwest's production of

its

fairy tale

evil spir-

that lurked in the dark forest.

The

birthday. Amir, Steven Perkins,

and

his

mother. Princess Zehra, Jamie Lin, were

remaining monsters were versions of

new

the seven deadly sins,

show their amount of hospitality. The play followed along the lines

all

displayed as

who was

to the

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

father awav.

The climax

in the

Performing Arts Center. The play

intertwined elements from original versions of Cinderella with

modern themes.

Sarah Jeter played the lead role of Ashgirl, the victim of bullying

from her

two simpering stepsisters Judith, Mi-

and Ruth, Katie Baker. with her sisters and step-

chelle Trester,

Ashgirl lived

mother, played by Chelsea Nett, after her father

left

them

"in search of his

heart" shortly after marrying the step-

mother.

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

Amy Ellis.

Sad-

ness followed Ashgirl around in several scenes to drown out any feelings of hap-

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life

Throughout the tempted to ruin the

a

play, the sins atlives of the

human

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

the mirror.

regards to the ball and the missing shoe of the plav took place in the

forest as Ashgirl

and Amir struggled

to

find their love amidst the sinister sins of

the forest.

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

onto her.

brought

the play, Johnson said her favorite was

to the production.

"The animals' acting was very dynamic, and

it

made

Findley said. "That

it

really inter-

and her

friends, Ashgirl realized her desire to

all

the diverse characters in

"She has a really pompous atmosphere about her," Johnson said. "She's really

of the fairy

of

the stepmother.

the play different,"

made

esting."

With the help

Out

demanding and she knows what

she wants."

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She was submissive

to their

teasing because her father's departure Ifft

her depressed. Plioto

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Lee

Getting Ready I\uth

and Judith prepare

their dresses for

the ball for Prince Amir. Their mother

did everything in her power to

make

sure

one of them married the prince. Photo by Cliris

Lee

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

upon

her. Photo

by Chris Lee

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girl

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Wet

Feet

Sarah Cox and Colhev Rush soak their feet during the Spa Night sponsored by

SAC. The event took place once every semester. Photo

In/ Cliris

Lee

Poker Time Nathan Jessen counts

his

chips for a

move. Jessen could be found manv poker events. Photo /n/ Chris Lee strategic

fun

at

festivities

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

Jass Salon.

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

and

Whether movie

it

was poker, bingo, spa

or

night, students scurried to par-

ticipate in

provided

activities.

Contests

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

"Thursdav

at the

just

one of many

Union" events put on

by the Student Activities Council and

it

took place once a semester.

Chelsea Sogard,

ment

chair for

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.

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student

lines for

ity

massages,

and the

gave

facials

and making salts. The

jars filled

me something fun to do while waitmy massage," Jamie Turner said.

had

a lot of fun

and plan on going next

Liz Spina ran the candle

Spa Night and said

making

that a lot of

have a good time.

"These events

stay the

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."

The Student

a full

Activities Council also

bag of playing chips

win some

to

hope-

of the electronics avail-

able. "I it's

always go to Poker Night because

just a

nold said. online so

semester."

table at

to

last until

fully it

ing for "I

seemed

fun way "It it's

unwind," Jake Ar-

gets kind of boring playing

nice to go

with people that

w

to

Kylie Guier

and meet up

like to play

d

poker

too."

Erik Schrader

life

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andle ssicii

Making Alviiri'/ ciincontrales

candle during Sp.i Night

at

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

Cliris

I'la\'ers

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

Lee

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Bartender Diaries

A

bartender

at

Molly's mixes drinks for

Thursday

awaiting

customers.

proved

be the busiest for the bars in

to

town. Photo by Kayleen Vande

nights

Kamp

hopping

ar

: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

ink.

0, it's

not an escort seryice,

it's

Mol-

and it is the most popular place to and party on a Thursday night. The dance floor is not much bigger

's,

lan a

dorm room, but

there's

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

may sound

floor

nights to go to the bars, but places like

manager

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

an ad-

tional stage for

a little strange that

but plenty of drink specials. The

Thursday nights are the most popular

"Yeah, Molly's

is

easily the

most

of

The Pub,

Jeff Zeller,

knew

would draw

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

was

w

a

low key bar that had no dance

bar,

Thursday nights because of drink specials. •

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Almost Married Tracie class.

through

looks

She spent her

book during

a

last

semesters

at the

wedding and trying graduate. PJwtc by Megan Tilk

University planning a to

married

life

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.

stressful.

sions for me."

Planning

Many

a

students on

campus

stuff

trust

done and you have

my mom

for the

student/fiance. For those planning a

the

wedding, classes can often be put on

however manv

are trying to

at the University

make both work.

Junior, Tracie Giaccetti,

planning her wedding for fiance, Nick,

is

is

May

2008. Her

currently taking classes

Columbia Mo. Not only do they have the stress of classes and a wedding but in

are doing

it all

long distance.

"Being apart makes

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student

life

it

hard

to get

ceremony

"I

do a "I

over

lot

have

to

a lot of the deci-

all

and the place

picked out but

left

for her fiance.

don't really care about a big cer-

but

mad

if

closer to her fiance or finishes online.

She

is

that

be taking 18 and 19 credit hour faster.

didn't have one," Giaccetti

if

you

fight

you have

far

to

away

make up

over the phone," Giaccetti said. "You

know what

don't

they are doing or what

they are thinking.

my family and friends would

we

will

semesters to help finish

"The worst part of being

honeymoon planning

emony be

currently

make

Giaccetti has her dress

are pull-

ing double duty as student/spouse or

hold,

to

to

Even though at

times

it

It

takes a lot of trust."

can be stressful and

difficult, Giaccetti

make planning

says being in

wedding

said.

college can

The University provides on-campus for its married couples. The Forest Village Apartments house many

fun.

said.

"My

couples. Giaccetti says the 2007-2008

isn't

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

w

housing

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Megan

all

a

the attention," Giaccetti

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Taking Notes Tracie Giaccetti takes notes in class.

She

took heavier class loads than normal to

graduate quicker so that she could get married. Photo by Megan Tilk

Class Time Tracie Giaccetti

during

a

class.

listens

her teacher

to

She wanted

to

try

and

finish school at the University or transfer

closer to her fiance. Photo by

Megan

Tilk

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secret stories Frank Warren reveals truths A man who

said he'd

been called

video "Dirty

the "most trusted person in America" invited each person in the

torium

to "free

who you

packed audi-

your secrets and become

down on

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

He

vidual secrets secrets

speaking, but

brought Warren to the University and

together, they

Warren had received over 200,000 postcards with secrets on them since beginning the project in November 2004. Warren created Post

homemade

explained

how

became

community

"Each secret

I

in chronological order.

how

the cards. in five

He

on

received about 100 secrets

weeks, and the exhibition was

such a huge

hit that

people continued

sending Warren their secrets after the

had ended. Thus the Post Secret web site was born. exhibit

Since

its

creation. Post Secret has

"Some

how

Near the end of

old

we

are,"

War-

his presentation,

Warren invited anyone to step up to the microphone to share a secret. Several

cret for

spilling confessions that

were both

funny and sad. Warren and the audience secrets.

all

of

them

Se-

about four years, and had been

looking forward to Warren's

for sharing their

was

really excited

lowed the whole thing

Underwood

visit to

the

because

I

fol-

for a while,"

said.

Valencia Higginbotham's favorite

moment

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,

applauded

life

said he liked

ren said.

tured in the Ail-American Rejects' music

student

all

of our secrets stay exactly the

same, no matter

yielded four books and has been fea-

084

He

Underwood said. Underwood was a fan of Post Korrie

"1

people's secrets varied from

different age groups.

their secrets

bring them

their secrets. ..I'm not that brave at

tell

all,"

University.

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

of

in the books.

when you

He handed

address on them and invited strangers to

the indi-

to

think of as a voice

Secret as a one-time-only art exhibition.

out blank postcards with his

a

when compiled

"Everyone else being brave enough

sat

stage

on March 6 in the Charles Johnson Theater. The Student Activities Council gave away 50 free Post Secret books.

Warren

crets that

his books.

are."

Little Secret."

"If

you

night. ..just

after leaving.

forget everything else to-

remember

that everyone

here has a secret that would break your heart,"

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many

different types of secrets.

Warren

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

of

that didn't get printed in his books.

of the submissions

the

secrets

were not able

Some to

be

printed because of subject matter and

copyright issues. Photo by Chris Lee

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Bare Ground

The ground Arts Center

A new

just is

south of the Performing

cleared for the

new

theater.

black box theater will be

built.

Photo Courtesy ofTlienter Department

theater

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

funds

were closed, metal braces and founda-

ing the total cost of the project to $3.8

allow for smaller more personal perfor-

million.

mances along with classroom opportuni

tion

were poured and ready, chain link

fences with plastic flapping in the shrill

2:1,

donating $2.8 million, bring-

The project accompanied others that were initiated on

several

within the

were closed due

struction of the Center for Innovation

Thanks

to

to construction.

an anonymous $1 million

dollar donation raised for

by The Campaign

Northwest, the University was in the

middle of constructing

a

200 seat Black

Box Studio Theatre, that was estimated to

be done

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Aug

Student

2008. After receiving the

life

last year,

including the con-

and Entrepreneurship, the

revitalization

of history, humanities, philosophy political science

tions,

field

renova-

which included the addition

stadium

lights

and

classrooms, and the

completion of the football

and

ties.

campus

March wind surrounded the area, warning students and faculty that sidewalks

artificial field.

of

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

additional advantage

it

when

entering into

d

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the job market.

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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

new

seats. Pholo

by Jessica Nelson

Getting Started

The ground work begins on the new be located next to the Performing Art Center. Photo Courtesy of theater. This will

Theater Department

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box theater

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True Stories Emily Weber reads one of the true

stories

Monologues. submitted by

many

shared during the Vagina All

materials

the

real life

women.

were

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view

different

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

stage

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.

The

collection

was the

200 interviews with vaginas. Every piece

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student

life

tion, anger,

On

stage at the front.

result of over

women about

their

was united by the

mutilation in other countries.

One

menstruation, love, mutilation, adora-

the stage

on the wall above. Amanda Nelson and Natalie Waterman, walked onto the stage and announced the silent auction

The

directors,

of the

first

introductions to

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,

"You have

to

RSVP

for this party."

of the breast molds.

Amanda

By the end of the night the auction made over $400 to be donated to

prom

various causes associated with V-Day, a

ing,

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

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Moment

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

while

reciting

a

by lessica Nelson

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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

his plant

a reflection of his

Audrey 2

worker Audrey. The mysterious plant Cliris

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student

life

would only Lee

as

adoration for his co-

eat

fly-trap

humans. Photo by


oh, the horror Catchv musical numbers, comedic ictors

and

a giant

ligiilighted )f

man-eating plant

the University's production

a classic musical.

Theatre Northwest and the Northvest

Department

Little

Shop

of

Music presented

of Horrors" Feb. 28 through

klarch 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the

Performing

The musical told the storv Se\'mour, an employee at Mushnik's

Krts Center. f

Row

ikid

Florists, a struggling flower

hop.

Sevmour, hopelessly

in love

with his

the clumsy employee into feeding

it

songs provided another layer of enter-

began

tainment

human

it

flesh.

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

own

musical numbers while

appeal of the production.

Written by award-winning composers

Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, for the

audience

to enjoy.

"The songs are great," Lee the

way

the

said. "I like

they're put together. They're

great. All the

performances are great,

really."

was "Suddenly ballad between

Norris's favorite song

ments were operated from the inside by

Seymour," an uplifting

a puppeteer.

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

"1

Annie Norris

a great

"Even though

:hased a mysterious, exotic plant from

you could never see him or anything,

customers

role in the

move-

its

job,"

to attract

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

Chinese vendor

The music

the

he approval of his boss, Mushnik, pur-

1

show

character center of

leafy

I

said.

She displayed her excitement

thought he did a great job with his

for seeing

time and appreci-

character."

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.

)lood.

natural.

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

first

reluctance to flourish,

by the

Seymour

liscovered the plant's craving after acidentallv pricking his finger -

human

"I like

"I

thought

it

first

was

a really entertain-

ing show, and they did a great job telling

how

members was

it

was supposed

to

be

cast really well."

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A

tell

who

live

near the

the tale of

Seymour

trio of lovely ladies

(lower shop help

and his plant. The actresses appeared in most of the scenes and provided comic relief.

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Cast Photo

The

cast

poses for

of a

Little

Shop

production began in the of

the

T)ieater

of

Horrors

photo. Preparation for the first

few weeks

semester. Photo Courtesy of

fall

Department

Moving Plant The flower production,

was featured in the Audrey 2, was depicted

that

throughout the play in different Creativity

was used

move and even

to

eat cast

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ackstage preparation Little

Shop

of Horrors

may have

only

ila\ed for three nights at the University, lut

the sheer

amount

of time

and

effort

went into the production had a

hat

As

a joint effort

between the music

nd theatre departments, rehearsals nd casting

for the

show began

few weeks of the

irst

One

fall

in the

semester. Set

time job

full

of the key elements in the

show

movements.

When Audrey was

grown, an actor was completely inside

named Audrey

the

2.

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

jumped

advanced puppetry.

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

ver\'one inxoh'ed.

smaller, baby sized Audrey, a false arm was incorporated that allowed the actor to carry the plant around in a pot and

case."

'reduction

"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

fullv

working

An

fire

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.

entire

fully

revolved around a man-eating plant

and talking

nuch longer history.

a

is

fect the timing.

to per-

As the plant grew, so did

control the puppet himself.

At the plant,

first

an actor

truly large stage of the sat inside the

back of the

puppet and manipulated the mouth by

moving

a bar

up and down.

television monitor was used

music and the puppeteer

to

A concealed to

allow the

synchronize

the rehearsal of these parts," Lin said.

"Tony Reed,

who was to

inside the puppet

wear

a

cup

just in

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

just a

show, but an experience. Audienc-

found themselves

es

and fun world

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of Little

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Graduation Preparation Ronda

Watson

finishes

a

worksheet

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

Jessica Nelson

Stressful

Times

Stress presents itself in

many

different

forms to students everyday. Coping with something they learned to do it was throughout their college careers. Photo Illustration

094

student

life

by Chris Lee


maxed

stress

much to

little

io

do, so

Overeating. Frequent headaches.

time

ing with stress throughout her college

Lack of sleep. These symptoms are all associated with one of the most com-

career.

mon problems

hours of classes. She also had to juggle

faced by college students

around the world: Stress all

was

life at

ages, but the stress levels of college

students were especially high. As a

Tommey

ing college for the stressful

first

time

is

especially

know

more fast-paced learning

Tommey

nancial

Management Association and

"This

said. "There's a lot

more homework, a lot more just a lot more pulling on you."

there

is

is

my

last

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

of

my

life

right now."

Watson

activities,

He

top of 14

Mu Delta while still finding time

Delta

said attend-

because newcomers don't

in college,"

a

semester, she

week on

for social activities.

the ropes yet.

"There's

worked 20 hours

fall

responsibilities for her roles in the Fi-

stress.

a natural part of

freshman, Ryan

During the

said that organization

was

crucial for her to handle her workload.

explained that a big clue of

try to recognize

"I

when I am more

knowing he was stressed was realizing his attention was entirely focused on

than likelv going to be stressed," Watson

meeting deadlines.

out.

"You're constantly thinking about

what you have having fun,"

to do, not

Tommey

Tommey found way

He

to de-stress

thinking about

said.

that the

enjoyed taking breaks

ball to get his

a while.

getting

He

mind

activity.

to play basket-

off of his classes for

which was a big him. Throughout the year he sleep,

I

way I can plan everything

don't think

it is

stress altogether, but

manage stress." Her methods

feasible to avoid it is

possible to

of de-stressing in-

volved water exercises, talking with friends about problems, spending

time alone and treating herself inexpensive treats every

Watson

also tried to stay healthy by

enough

stressor for

most helpful

was physical

"That

said.

to a

now and

explained that stress

inevitable for everyone

and

some

that

few

then.

was

it

ct)uld

also be a positive thing by pushing peo-

do

their best.

She welcomed oth-

also stayed energized bv drinking plenty

ple to

of orange juice.

ers to share her tips for handling stress.

"A

lot of

sugar keeps you going

vou're stressed out,"

Tommey

Ronda Watson defined

when

said.

stress as

"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

said.

time and

some

make

sure you schedule in

fun!"

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spring forwar finishing to finally begi The end

of April brought friends

and

ing

and

relieving at the

families to help graduates celebrate the

because

end

of hard work,"

of their college careers.

Bagpiper lain

people

down

McKee

finally

One by

led the line of

the aisle to signal the be-

1

stage.

The

made

Gray

same time but it was

first

stop

"I

was the diploma

popped

from President Dean Hubbard. "That handshake told me that

Dr. Elson S. Floyd, past president of

University of Missouri system and

in-

Washington State University, gave the address to the crowd

coming president

for

before the presentation of the diplomas.

He spoke

about college memories and

and marketing major was excited that it was finally over. "The feeling was a little overwhelm-

glad

"Now can go 1

it is

to get to this

over,"

Horvat

into the real world

face

hard

the real world.

them

the best

and help them

student

life

celebrate.

and

Horvat assisted the tennis teams

of

to

their

mosaid.

find a job," he added.

Bearcat Arena

Photo by Chris Lee

DD

am

Codv Gray receives his diploma from Dr. Thomas Billesbach, dean of booth college

clutcli

Friends and families were present to wish

DaB

worked so hard I

business and professional studies. Gray received his degree in business management and marketing. Photo by Chris Lee

team and

complete his master's degree.

worked out well," Horvat of the

saic

ceremony, ap-

proximately 552 students had crossed the stage to receive diplomas. President

Hubbard shook the hands and

the audi-

ence applauded the newest graduates

cal education.

earned diplomas before walking out of

University graduates

was

"It just

Done Deal

Overwhelming Feeling

assisting the tennis teams he was

By the end

ment,

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

management

a business

1

By

done," Gray said.

times to be had by the graduates.

Cody Gray,

way

to stay

able to keep in touch with the I

his

played tennis here at Northwest

and wanted

by a shake of the hand

ginning of the ceremony. Camera flashes

places in the seats.

two years while he worked on

master's.

said.

one, graduates crossed the

table followed

as the graduates took their

for

a lot

it

ol

the University.

was really cool, all of the hard work was worth the feeling of that day," Gray said. "It

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Elson

S.

Floyd speaks lo the graduates

the University'. Flovd, president-elect

Washington State University was the ynote speaker before diplomas were stributed iris

to

the graduates. Photo

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and

Green bring

year.

in

White

days

visit

helped

nnore freshmen for the following

International

and

non-traditional

students nunnbers rose on cannpus while

undergraduate numbers

hit

an

all

time

high.

Students were seen scrambling from building to building looking for classes after

the

mods had been removed. Some

took place All

in

spare rooms

of the

collaboration

classes

the Station.

in

in

majors and

between students and teachers proved that the University

was

closer than you think.

History

Maker

Above:

Doctor

teaches

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Kylie

Guier

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Katie Pierce

Michael

A

America-

Steiner

Historical

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

Lecture Left:

Kamp

Time

Aaron Johnson lectures during Geography. The

his Introduction to

two larger lecture Strong were

home

halls in Garrett to

many

general

education classes. Plwlo by

Jessica

Nelson

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Exploring Majors

Ambassador Duty

Prospective students gather information about majors from departments across

While conducting a campus tour, student ambassador Nisha Bharti describes some

Green and White

Visit

of the different classes students

Day. Student ambassadors were on

hand

in

campus during to

a

provide advice. Photo by Jeremiah Wall

Brown

Hall.

Brown Hall

education majors. Fholo by

is

may find home for

Jessica Nelson

Freshman

Life

Ambassador Allison Boehm

details

wha

students can expect living in the freshma: halls

their first year. Potential student

toured the Dieterich and Perrin residenc halls.

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RECRUITMENT

VISITORS THROUGH THE RESIDENCE HALLS, PAST ATHLETIC FACILITIES,

TOURS LEAD

THROUGH THE BEARCAT FOOD COURT AND TO ALL ACADEMIC BUILDINGS. s

enrollment numbers reached

Following the student panel potential Bearcats

record highs, University Admis-

and

began

sions continued to generate interest

April 12.

their families

their journev

split into tour

groups and

around campus.

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

were

group the

of

first

two

first

time visitors and their families

to

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

selection process.

inside Garrett-Strong to get a look at classroom size

and

Jeremy Waldeier, the associate director of admissions, coordinated the three belie\ed that

dents

a

Green and White

chance

at getting a great first

He

Days allow

stu-

impression of

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

visit days.

Visit

for

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

ily

a stop

for Bharti

along the tour.

LeBrun wanted to play in the marching band and had two Division "I

run

reallv like

said.

"There

everything

Some

is

colleges in mind.

close everything

isn't a

here." Leb-

is

mile between buildings and

within reasonable walking distance.

of the other schools have shuttles."

The tour

work," Waldeier said.

I

how

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.

ters

fair. The day ended with a financial aid and scholarship information session. "It's all about the impression we give them

services

while were here.

It

makes them want

to

come back

and be a part of Northwest," Walderier said.

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Lunchtime Advice During

a lunch at the

downtown Kansas

Town

PavilUon in

students sat at

City,

tables for different niches in the world of media. Professionals arrived later

dispersed

amongst the tables

to

and give

advice to the students over pizza and pop. Photo

in/

Katie Pierce

Split Decision

The students in group two split up and had the choice to go to or

Blacktop

watched

BIGSHOT

Creative.

BIGSHOT

Interactive

These

students

creative director

Hogan while he showed them

Mel

his latest

projects. Photo by Katie Pierce

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AGENCY TOURS STUDENTS FROM TOUR ADVERTISING AGENCIES IN KANSAS CITY TO GAIN KNOWLEDGE AND ADVICE FROM PROFESSIONALS IN THE INDUSTRY

Students

gathered around

to listen

to professionals in their field give

advice.

Hopes

lot

motivated the students to

make

Adink, an organization

the

trip.

for stu-

dents interested in the functions of advertising and in the field, held the

annual

and

said. "In the fall it

semester

reallv starts five

Students on the trip

of receiving an in-

ternship or full-time job after college

meeting professionals

Lamer

and went

to their first

spent an hour

at

weeks up

split

agency

we

start

planning

before." into their

at 9:30 a.m.

groups

They

the agency touring and asking

questions before the students had to get back on the bus and head to lunch.

A

scheduled 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.

Tour.

Once cv,

the groups arrived at the scheduled agen-

thev were taken inside for a tour of the

office.

a

fields

such as creative, web, copy writing and ac-

count services.

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

speak

to the students.

were alumni

Many

of the University

and were eager

Mary Clark graduated from

May 2007

as an

of the professionals to

the University in

Interactive Digital

Media-

New

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

organized the

and help out

The students got to speak with employees from the agencv about what they did, who their clients were and how

to

Jacquie

go about getting

a job or internship.

Lamer was the adviser for Adlnk and It was the sixth year Lamer had tour.

"The planning

is

sort of a constant thing,"

in

any way she could.

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future careers

the making at off-broadway tour

in

(continued from page 103) "It

been

come

was nice

a year but

it

Clark said.

"I

know

feels like so long. I'm really glad

out here and do

this.

I

reallv

I

it's

only

got to

After lunch the students got on the bus to

move on

"This to their

mar-

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

with

SHS

Blacktop a

(Sullivan

lot too.

Higdon and

Cop^^vriter

Sarah

Advertising

speaks

Tuttle to

from

students

Gragg about

the future of copy writing in advertising.

Gragg Advertising was one group four toured. Photo by

academics

Sink),"

Gray

I'm just a fan of the smaller

Copy Talk

Dl04

is

my

second year participating in

this tour

and

I

am

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

it

"I

run smoothlv. think the most difficult thing about the whole day was

planning lunch," Lamer

said. "It's

hard

to

plan for 70 people

because some don't show up and sometimes more show up.

and Blacktop. "I fell

and

gives

of a varietv of majors including

The group consisted

a great opportunity

was glad she went.

miss Northwest."

second and third agencies.

said. "I liked

They have room to grow." Grav said she felt the tour was

places.

to see everyone,"

of the

groups

Katie Pierce

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biggest

Kvlie Guier

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about

how

industry.

to

break into the multimedia

Professionals

including information

and resumes

for

their

offered

advice

about portfolios

chosen careers.

Photo by Katie Pierce

Advertsing Resource

A human

resources representative from

Bernstein-Rein talks to students about a career in advertising. Later in the day,

students toured Bernstein-Rein and she

was

their tour guide. Pliolo by Katie Pierce

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Members

of the Bearcat

Marching Band

A

Wave

proud band parent waves

march down the

to spectators

perform in London over winter break. The band led the New Years Day parade down the streets of London. Photo by

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ON DON BAND MARCHES THROUGH LONDON AND LEADS PARADE THROUGH STREETS

Over

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-

when

eral

100 students, faculty

they were given the

chance

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

upon

been chosen

were

in for a surprise

arriving in

London

to lead the parade.

was the

that leading the parade

when

that thev

Many

thev

highlight of the

trip.

"Marching

in the

parade was an awesome expe-

rience, especially since it,"

Abby Placke

we

said. "I

got the honor of leading

loved

when we would do

the huge horn swings during 'Sing Sing Sing,' the

crowds along the

streets

were going nuts.

I

we were

that

§o energetic and that

we were

part

was finding out we got

to lead

said.

it."

tourist spots, including

Paul's Cathedral

Eve and the British Museum, among other "I

would

definitely

much more

go back," Placke

so

said.

"There

to

minds

the travelers'

as they returned

home with

tons of souvenirs, photos and memories to last for the rest of their

lives.

such a young age," Placke

"The best

sites.

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

"Europe

sometime

Dane Montgomery

St.

actually

"Leading the London parade in the front row prettv cool,"

famous

Abbey,

grateful that

a blast ourselves."

was

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

would awe

occasionally look over and see their faces in

having

tours.

four-hour bus tour allowed visitors to see

several

had

students said

planned group

A

land of fish

like ours.

is

a fantastic experience,

have gotten

in their

life

and

to travel the

I

am

world

said. "I think

very

at

everyone

should have an experience

You would be surprised how much you

would enjoy

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it."

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finger pictures Students learn sign language Instructor

The ASL

Marcv Roush's hands

waved

enthusiastically in front of her

face as

she perched upon

a

ers,

platform decorated with the signatures

culture,

spread on the faces of the students in the Introduction to

American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf Culture class as

in

thev obediently copied her signs, shar-

just

ing the excitement of their teacher.

Roush

"I

ter,"

motivate them to want to be bet-

Roush said. "That motivation and is what the students love, and

whv

the class

because of me.

is

popular.

it

ment

ASL

it

It's

much more

out

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

said.

issues within the deaf culture, as well as

It's

and basic

signs.

By the

"You

just

have

to

a lot different than

be open-minded.

many

other

classes."

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.

language

instruc-

She also wrote

to

bill

in

American

Sign Language and Deaf Culture class, students

watch

teaches 100

Vande Kainp

acadennics

new

Marcy Roush

as

signs. Plwto

Kaifleen

In/

she

larity rose

and was would be

able to use the skill in the future to bento

use her

in the University's

efit

ASL

become an interpreter. She had deaf family members who onlv read lips and did not sign, but

Copy Cat to

enough

ASL.

classes to eventually

count as a foreign language

Introduction

the class at the end of each

Alex Bradford hoped

background

2005 allow-

credit.

During an

left

structure used in

a

at the University after Gov..

Matt Blunt signed a

DD

said. "There's so

semester, the students learned

proposal qualifying the class as a foreign

DlOS

class,

opens up the world around them,"

time they

its install-

As the more and Roush

classes

ASL

guage."

for learning sign grew,

been a popular addi-

as a night class in 1999.

eventually

ing

"With any foreign language

finger spelling

going."

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

not

"They can't hear,

Roush noticed that the class's popufrom recommendations and stories from students who had taken

class has

tion to the University since

demand

Students were given

'we're not the only ones here.'"

because of them.

It's

That excitement keeps

The

It's

said.

sign," Bradford said.

life.

there.

passion that's

Roush

class

think that more people need to

"I

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.

popular

she wanted to change that.

classes at the University

did not provide training for interpret-

wooden

in

others.

"The passion behind the culture still

thriving,

that,"

Roush

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to

is

know

said.

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Me

shows her you deaf?" Roush brings enthusiasm and energy to students

Roush

Marcy

Instructor

how

to

"are

sign

the classroom. Photo by Kaylecn

Vande

Kamp

Mimicke d Movement Four students sign

a

sentence in front

of the class right after learning 100 signs. Students to

went up

in

new

groups of four

perform the signs. Photo by Kayleen

Vande

Kamp

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Passionate Professor Dr. April

Haheryan

lectures in front of

her disaster psychology class. Originally,

Haberyan pursued

a career in nursing

before teaching at the University for 12 years. Photo by Jessica Nelson

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academics


psychology

disaster

)repared students to learn psychological Dr. April

Habervan had been

epartment since 1996

a teacher in the

anci taught

psychology

one of the more unique

'aumatic e\^ent on the \'ictim or responders of the event.

to

ationallv realized

family death. Dr. svchological

first

The students

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

to

study some-

hing most students never get to experience. David Lewey, a isvcholog}' major, took the class

and was surprised with the

ubject matter. "I

lealt

was

afraid this class

:ept

it

with people recovering from tragedies," Lewey said.

surprised to learn so

>?as

would be too sad considering

me

Dr.

many

theories

"I

and techniques which

Habervan taught

several classes aside

New

York.

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.

It

I

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

in nurs-

her Master's Degree in adult psychiatric mental health nurs-

included discussions of interventions

Habervan referred

undergraduate degree

ing from the University of Rochester in Rochester,

This course concentrated on the impact of a disaster or

nd techniques

in nursing.

In 1989, she received her

svchology classes this year; Disaster Psychology.

)isaster Ps\'cholog\' also

pursued a career

first aid

from Disaster

such as abnormal psychology, social

chology department.

"Psychology

is

much

)sychoIogy and general psychology. She had been a teacher at

applies to so

he University for 12 years, however, Dr. Haberyan originally

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a great subject to teach in school because

it

of our daily lives," said Haberyan.

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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

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a.m.,

Hubbard

for the rest of


teaching teachers Hubbard prepares

jducation major Allison Manv anning

college students faced spring graduation tor the future.

Education majors had

and

Sitting in with Mrs. Nance's

started

Education majors were required to student teach, or

int

assis-

teacher in the classroom. Instead of spending their days

needing from class to class across the campus of the Univertv,

education majors

who were

avs creating lesson plans first

like

Hubbard chose

Mann

Edmonds,

director of field experiences for Hor-

00 student teachers from the Uniyersity were placed with

full

"The job market

for

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

heir

now

in their last years of teaching

and are

So many of the baby boomers are twenty-fifth year or so and are ready to get out." ready to

retire.

in

Student teacher, Allison Hubbard, had no fears for the future.

"The education department really gets you in there as soon s

I

vou

start as a

freshman," Hubbard said.

she had only

pursue

a

degree

education

in

at

an early

had an awesome teacher in sixth grade who really just inspired me. Plus I just loye working with children," Hubbard "I

said.

According

to a

Department

of Elementary

education programs in Missouri. Of

veyed 88.5 percent of those sity said

to the

who

first

and Secondary

among teacher

year teachers sur-

graduated from the Univer-

they would rate the quality of the professional educa-

tion preparation

ime teachers a year.

jetting

to

Education survey the University ranked high

Laboratory School, said anywhere between 180 to

lext fiye to

class,

age.

phonics

graders.

Dr. Carole e

student teaching spent their

and teaching subjects

grade

to start.

?end a semester with a seasoned teacher in the classroom,

an eight-week period a student teacher acted as an

first

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.

or

for her future

program

as

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

just

around the corner,

the University students could breathe a sigh of relief as they

looked

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to

Megan

next year. Tiik

and Chris Lee

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Reading Champs Student teacher Allison Hubbard goes over a phonics worksheet with her

grade class School.

at

Eugene

Hubbard

felt

first

Field

Elementary

the

University's

education program prepared her well for her career. Photo by Chris Lee

Personal Attention

A

first grader checks his answers on his phonics worksheet with student teacher Allison Hubbard. After graduation, she

around the Maryville area

planned

to stav

to teach.

Photo hy Chris Lee

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.

hew opportunities open

:enter for innovation and entrepreneurship to c^n I

i.Jior

Ma\

24,

2007

education

Cowrnor Matt that instanth'

bill

opportunity tor the University.

lul

Blunt signed a landmark

promised more funding

One

University students in the biotechnology

The building was

a biotechnology incubator, a support

milding will be open to vendors, approximately itilize

6-8,

member

of the advisory

computer science students

University had signed a

to

be finished in 2009. The

memorandum

Carbolytic Materials Co., LLc (CMC). the production of

ApexCM, an

of understanding with

CMC was involved

committee who's

in

alterative tinting agent for rub-

ber and plastics.

Normal

tinting agents

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

combustion

of oil

duced by shredded

"We

show them around, we helped

will

available funding, identified the housing market so that they

who

didn't only

Billesbach

in charge

find

could assess for perspective employees. They wanted Maryville and affiliated with the University.

Tom

for

said.

the possible partnership between University students,

""The great thing, the exciting thing," Dr. a

of

The

he community and the University.

;aid,

number

a fair

The building was estimated

Hold.

)rocess that allowed for entrepreneurship opportunities.

use

2009

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

lar will

in

ble,

and everything

just

very generous."

is

We

to

be

in

were hospita-

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

;ide."

for large,

)f

overseeing things like interior completion and vendors,

"There

md

I

staff

will

"is

be opportunities for graduate, undergraduate

members

for research.

One

of the tenants in particu-

according to Billesbach, positions that offer above

the average

w

wage

in the area.

The

Campus View

Large Potential

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship i.s located on College Park Ave. and 16th St. Currently emptv,

The center

the e.stimated completion date

Computer science students

In/ It'iinifer

Riepe

is

2009.

to

somewhere. d

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total is

Kate Hall

will offer

students

positions

new

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opportunities

and the community with

above

the

average will

wage.

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breaking ground Student makes It

was cold

Eyo, a senior, said her cold Detroit

in the long hallways

at Detroit International Airport in the

welcoming was

winter of 2005. Affiong Eyo, foreign

her

exchange student from Nigeria, spent her first night in the U.S. there because a

traveling. Eyo's

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

initial

a distant

memory and

experience didn't discourage

been

to several different

countries, including Belgium, Cuba, Ja-

maica and Equatorial Guinea. What she

you have

to

go with

a

blank mind.

was no longer

difficult,

Christmastime

to

unknown

She said she could

existed.

have decided

at

her fear of the

go

to

recognize that to

be

we

are

all

"I've

been through that

alone place,' and

I

am past

scary, 'I'm it,"

Affiong' s Interests

Cooking

Nigerian

food,

plaving

and listening to Christian gospel music are just some activities that Affiong Eyo enjoys. Photo by Kayken Vande Kamp

volleyball, basketball

At Work Affiong Eyo helps Sauphia Vorngsam, at

the

Hudson as

vifell

and

front

desk

halls.

Affiong worked there,

as

the

in

Perrin

International

and

Intercultural Center. Photo by Kaylecn Vnnde

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DD

Kmnp

acadennics

Eyo

said.

ing more, but that would be at a differ-

"when my

mom is

been away too much

already.

ent point in her

gone. I've

life,

Eyo planned on graduating

in the

And

finally,

earn a master's degree in social services,

Eyo

she said "don't com-

When you compare

two different

things, you're constantly weighing

"I

one

to

culture

you

like

about your

more, but

it's

just

Just go in with

I've

Northwest. African universities don't

that's

Eyo

what

I've

always wanted to do,"

said.

of Chicago,

services

Eyo wants

to gain social

work experience, possibly

in

the government sector. But her dream,

her life-long goal,

is

to

open a Nigerian

orphanage with her mother, Monica Eyo.

a blank mind."

She encouraged others

what

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

want

always wanted to do. That's

said.

closer to

her goal.

equal, yet have

treated differently,"

you missing those things.

wouldn't be scary.

is

travel-

which would get her one step

"Treat everyone with respect, and

own

France which

Eyo planned on

yourself no matter what," Eyo said.

you who you

Eyo

to get out there.

cation at the University of Chicago, to

against the other, trying to discourage

are,"

understand more about other people

spring of 2008 and continuing her edu-

pare.

While being alone

way you would

"Go expecting something different. And you're going to make a fool out of

I

said.

at University

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.

home

to

study

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looking forward Student balances school, track and three kids sunny day outside. A cool breeze rustled the trees and the smell of

was

It

fall

was

a

warm

in the air after the

tember. Robert Wallace sat on

messenger bag slung over his long

a

Sep-

bench, a

his shoulder,

muscular legs outstretched in

front of him.

Wallace was a student unlike others at the University.

He was

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

and

balancing school, a part-time job

extra- curricular activities, Wallace

balanced

all

of that with the additional

responsibilities of being a single father.

Wallace said he had a rough childhood.

He was found

when he was

in

an apartment

dad.

ball.

He

his beliefs.

He had

his pastor

academics

called

had been God, with

life

acted like

it.

Wallace related

"When you know three pointer at the

You

just

that you'll get the

end

know you'll

to basket-

it

game.

of the

win. I've never had

that kind of belief before. I've never like

I

could win the game.

I

feel like

can win the game now," Wallace

felt I

said.

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.

nary school.

"I

didn't have an answer, but

was no longer

my dad

I

knew

talking

watching

popular children's daughters, by

Demon

Aspirations for joining the football

team did not work out Wallace.

Instead

he

for

Robert

joined

the

University track team as an outlet for his athletic talent. PJwto by Kni/kcn

Kamp

to

earn his master's in English and teach

at the university level.

Wallace planned on joining semi-

to

young

who

w

me." Wallace said.

Vaude

DD

He

His

life.

no dedication. He said he "believed, but didn't act like it." From that point on he

a

in life

Simone, Alexis and Laura. Photo Knyli'cn Vaniie Kamp

nii8

was

had a traumatiz-

wondering what

Speed

cartoon, with his three

just

ing break-up with his fiancee.

Down Time enjoys

there

God" before he even could fully comprehend what God was. It was at a breaking point in his life when he was faced with

to

a

"knew

said he always

problem and disappeared, leaving Wal-

Wallace

completely

aimless before, believing in

that that

Lazlo,

moment

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

Camp

said that

transformed his

2-years-old, hungry, crying

Robert

He

his older brother to fend for

themselves.

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Clarinet Collector Trisha Campbell

owns

three instruments

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

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academics

Jennifer Riepe


expensive majors zhoice of major Students lined the hallwMv ip tiieir

textbooks

he semester, for â&#x20AC;˘nlv the

nt the

may

to pick

beginning of

some students

was

that

used books from textbook services.

\ liile

most students were finished

after

some would end up paving extra for their major classes and activi-

h.it,

nonev

on

:os

lab books, supplies

and

witched

to advertising.

She said

all

of

supplies for projects and classes cost

KM more than she intended.

"When was an I

expensive,"

ilK' ect

either

Ki\

vou think

said.

re-

"Everv projpaint,

artists will

never

except for that one project in that

the bigger musical instruments such as the grand piano but most students had

that

money

for these

were suppos-

edly required or she would have a

"A lot

of

of

lot

said. "It

mv

stuff

was horrible

my

1

it

an

Weber

re-sell a

stuff to other people."

for.

Trisha Campbell

who planned on

was

items

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

it is

rest

is

for

their

own.

own two

horn but

it

Campbell a nice

clarinets

and

a plastic

was bought a long time ago," was first used by my

said. "It I

got lucky there.

wooden one

right before

I

too that

I

have

we bought

started here."

The most expensive part of being a student in the music department was paying for the trips. Campbell said the University paid for

bama

BMB

for the national

each year but their

to

go

to Ala-

championship

trip to

London had

are $110, that's

me," Campbell

for reeds,

any other equipment that

I

anv

trips

to

be paid for completely by students.

BMB marches in their [LonNew Year's parade, and the wind

"The don's]

symphony and jazz band each have

include paving for trips. "Yearly

buy

older sister so

the only thing students with expensive

majors paid

to

"I

didn't use,"

to trv

lot left

on.

Supplies and extra books were not

said.

class."

Paving extra tvas

Weber

was

it

brushes or various other things that

,

iL'od

me

major

art

needed poster board,

I'liietimes

were numert)us times that she didn't

end up using supplies

an instrumental music education major

trips.

Emilv Weber was an art major before

lor

book

to pocket

in

over with nothing to use

beginning.

The L'ni\ersit\' had a textbook loan Togram where students could pick up heir

dip

concert,"

Campbell

said.

a

"Most of us

started paying for the trip last January

and

might need."

Campbell said the University owned

and the

total is

$2,270 plus anything

spend on food, souvenirs and

we

activities."

(continued on page 123) Instruments

Abound

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

Jennifer

Ricpe

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accessories needed throughout week. You don't get that

(continued from page 121)

Despite paying extra

money

for her

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.

Electric

have

it

all

all

"On

top of that

into

to

visible

bands. Greg Herzog, Todd Weber and John Bunse used it for a class assignment. Photo by Jennifer Riepe

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academics

syl-

of this

Movement

DNA

first

by the end of the

Electrophoresis units use electricity

spread segments of

buy her own $50

it

was recommended

that she

buy

a

lab coat for microbiology. "I

just personally feel

bad

mom the first day of classes ing to her that

I

calling

my

and explain-

have to go and buy $100

worth of supplies

for class,"

"She

my college now and I

just

is

paving for

wish

I

knew

Beck

said.

that beforehand."

Beck said she thought the supplies sity

would have

to raise costs to

provide

these for students. "I

get to class," Beck

change I

stupid that thev don't

lab supplies, a dissecting kit for zoology

and

we

am going to

for other reasons but

lab

were not paid for because the Univer-

extra supplies.

to

to

books, latex gloves, lab goggles, various

ing or anything in the syllabus about the

you have

said. "I

Beck said she was informed she

would have

well spent.

inform us before

time to

get the stuff or the money."

instruments and classes, Campbell said the

much

many majors on campus

believe that they should either be

still

tell

my major think

you up

it's

front.

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

just

something you

to do," Beck said. "Life is full of hid den costs and I guess they [the Universi-

have

ty]

are just trying to teach us our lesson

early in

life.

to regain the

but right

my major will be ablt money am putting out,

With

I

1

now would 1

provided or that the University should

of that money."

be up front about the costs and just

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Spinning Fast Jared Stiens, Matt Jambcrl, and Milch Rilt'V use a centrifuge to separate soil. to /'v Jennifer

Palm

Pilots

GPS

units.

Riepe

can be adapted

to

work

as

They cost less than other equipment, but were still something out (if

pocket for students. Photo by jcnmfer

liicpe

Counting Critters Miles Smith uses a microbe counter and prepared plate. The microbe counter

a

acted as a magnifying glass which made anything on the plate visible. Photo by lenmfer Riepe

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TOGETHER

STUDENTS AND FACULTY WORK TOGETHER IN THEIR RESPECTIVE MAJORS ACROSS CAMPUS FORMING BONDS WHILE PRODUCING RESULTS

II

eamwork,

a

areas as well.

word It is

typically associated with sports,

is

also essential to different

academic

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

reporter, producer

He emphasized ly

and so on, Rouch explained. that collaboration

important to the broadcasting

one's professional network.

oped to

to involve

different specialties,

make

was extreme-

field to

extend

As each person

devel-

they relied on each other

Dan

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

is

I

like to

have fun.

no reason we cannot go through

a rehears-

smiling."

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

vi-

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

doing

the broadcasting major

its

best.

"If someone isn't holding up whole pyramid could fall down," Scheuler said. The music department was another area where

their end, the

academics

Ensemble

how he

a positive leader of the team.

different things."

an

Jazz

scribed plavers

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

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to the success of students within

the major.

a finished product.

Broadcasting major

teamwork was key

"It

can be a very empowering, positive thing,

doing something bigger than yourself," Richardson

said.

"The sense of accomplishment

amazing thing." Whether it was the on the field or students together to

make

a pretty

is

team running plays the classroom working

football in

a finished product, the use of co-

operation ensured that the group looked their best.

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On Cue Iiislriutiirs

slmw

Matt Kniich .iml Will Murphy

bruiidcosting

studi'iils

how

opcralc the graphics compiilcr Irli'vision

studio.

in

tii

the

Thesf li'ssons hi'lpcd produced their own

v\lu'n

students

slunvs.

/'/m/ii b\i Cliri>

Will

Murphy

Broadcast a

mock

introduction

assists

Operations

television

to

during

students

show. The class

let

students get hands on experience with different aspects of the field. I'holo

In/

ifc

Bill

Richardson directs the Jazz rehearsal. during a

Ensemble

Richardson

said

essential

groups

to

teamwork

is

such as

the

ensemble and other places within

_^

the department. Photo by Chris Lee

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in

majors

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home

alums come

University professors stay true to their roots Brenda Ryan never thought she would Northwest Missouri

after

still

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

student

fall

to the University as an undergradu-

was a Sigma Sigma speech and foren-

ambassador and member

her freshman year and was a

of

member

of the

English honor society Sigma Tau Delta.

she

Ryan immediately started graduate classes the University and received a master's degree in

"I

bly:

City,

where

wonderful group of

her heart was in Maryville.

Ryan

said. "I just

missed

it

terri-

colleagues, the students. In the long run, is

where

I

1

belong and where I'm meant

to be."

Ryan experienced many campus changes throughout the years. She saw the Performing Arts Center go up and Hudson Hall, where she lived her

freshman

year,

go down. She was also

a bit nostal-

about the renovation of Roberta Hall, where she

lived during her

Ryan

middle undergraduate years.

said that despite the physical changes to

the University, the type of sincere, good-natured

who came

here has stayed consistent.

students

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

first

In 1998,

Ryan decided

to switch to a different

position at the Universitv: student

employment

coordinator.

my

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

head

1

I

Pug Persona Students are familiar with Brenda's love of

pugs,

When

especially

students

this love

her own,

visited

Ryan's

Phoebe. office,

became apparent from the pug

decorations. Photo by Katie Pierce

Literal

Degree

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

academics

kept returning.

names

and becoming friends with them," Ryan said about coming into her role at the University.

DD

it,"

a

Mound

English in 1986. For the following two years, she

coming

ni2B

knew

missed

my

realized this

1984, at

She experienced

lived.

kids, but she

gic

After receiving an English education degree in

the University for a year after that,

left

teaching high school English in

of 1980. For four years she

Sigma. She also participated in sics

Ryan

be in

"1

think

it's

important to keep a few

tradi-

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,"

were

just

one part

of the special qualities that

made

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

v\^orked in

burn, fearing she v^^ouldn't get to graduate

because her records were inside.

Jeffrey Nickerson Marketing and

management Jeffrey

instructor

Nickerson began

his education here but

attended Colorado

'

State University for

the remainder of his

undergraduate years, receiving a degree in

geology in the

fall

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

a

home

building

company

in

Texas before returning here to teach in the fall

of 2007.

Nickerson was amazed by the transformation of the buildings on campus, especially the football stadium.

Spending

time away from the University gave him an appreciation for the community and being

around friends and

family.

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Station Classes Brian Hesse teaches Introduction to American Government and Politics in a

classroom in the Station.

Some

students

found that having class there was more convenient. Photo by

Cliris

Lee

Empty Space Dirt

and grass are

all

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

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academics

of

the

Valk


pread out •emoval of Students Ciimo 3

see that the

mods

campus

to

in tho tall

modular buildings had dirt were the

een renuned. Crass and niv things

still

visible.

The modular buildings had been

ome

to classes

within the History,

lumanities, Philosophy and Political

cience departments. hi the spring of 2007, the

Hubbard

nd other University

voted to

emo\e

m

a

the modular buildings and

new

classes were held in two

start

project that included a renova-

ion of the Valk Agriculture professions

"All of the classes within our depart-

listorv. 'olitical

Science Department Secretary,

the classes.

from the Station

"It

wasn't too

class

was down

said.

We

difficult, the furthest

political science classes

thought

we were going to have we were able

to

use Charles Johnson so

to

come

a little bit closer,"

Students said they didn't mind hav-

the four

main

"I'd rather

in the

have

it

was

closer to

faculty

and

in the Station

staff

to the

many

than

said.

responded well

to

go outside anyto

Valk

to

had

(faculty)

to

go

Valk or from the Sta-

tion to Wells Hall, so the parking spots said.

Renovation on Valk began

in Fall

The History, Humanities, Philosophy and Political Science department will occupy the lower level of the build2007.

ing.

mind

(faculty) haven't

the walk at

all,"

seemed

Murphy

a little sad to see the

go, they

had certain mods

all

it

was

to

said. "Ev-

eryone was

departments,

mods, so they only have

them

of

were key," Murphy

"They

change.

"They always had

way

It

"So

residential halls.

mods," Julianna Schulte

The

were

noved into the station while the history

Murphy

in Martindale,"

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.

to the

aid.

more steps

Murphy helped with the planning when it came time to find locations for

nent were moved," Jennifer Murphy,

Humanities, Philosophy and

take a couple

class-

including Martindale Hall.

ing classes in the Station.

enter.

The

new

rooms located in Wells Hall. Humanities classes were held in Valk and the philosophy classes were held in various places

Board of

Regents along with President officials

campus

scatter classes throughout

mods

for certain

and con-

really nice

venient."

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d

Chris Lee Class

Fan Jiang

Moved

Students enter the Station

for a

class.

moved to different places mods were removed. Photo by

Classes were after the

Chris Lee

classes across

campus

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members move from

their offices to favorite

outdoor locations on campus and

on the University and how they than they think

DlSO

academics

give thoughts

believe

it is

closei


President

DEAN HUBBARD can think of two events which -

as a

family.

International Plaza,

of

First it

was

all,

illustrate

Northwest

when we opened

the |

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

I

time and then the next morning to raise the

We

j

i

flags.

mf9. '

didn't expect a lot of people to be there for the flag

mini

I "

I

II

II

1

1

.1

'

1 i

i

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

the place

I

said,

was so packed

it

^

that they

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?

them

in,

making them

feel

It's

students but to the students from the United States

who

experience the same kind of warmth.

^^

Provost

'

KICHOON YANG have seen more Korean students on this campus than the University of Northern Iowa campus, where I was the dean. Although their

think

school

is

I

twice as large as this.

And of course I'm a Korean

American and so Korea being home, I was born and raised there, Korea is closer than I might of thought because more Korean students attend here than University of Northern

location: Administration Building. Photo by Chris Lee

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Vice President of Information Systenns

JON RICKMAN y grandfather, 100 years ago -

charter

and was involved J"/ Co*";""'"'-

to s

J.HUCHES ^

jggy

of the

chamber

of

in the laying of the cornerstone.

all the classes and a large theater body met. For me it's the building installed the first interactive computing center serve the campus and to make Northwest even closer

This building contained

where the where we

w.r.R*N'<"'

member

was a commerce

this year,

entire student

electronically to the world.

Having three children attend and two graduate from Northwest, family comes to mind when I think about Northwest Missouri State University.

^^

Location: Cornerstone of Administration Building. Phoio by Chris Lee

Vice President of University Relations

MARY ANN LOWARY couldn't possibly select just one favorite place. This

one that represents the abundance of natural beauty on campus. As the Missouri Arboretum, Northwest showcases hundreds of trees and shrubs that add color and _ site

interest is

is

around

its

buildings and along

its

walks. The beauty

completed with the flower beds and spaces that have been

created across campus.

No one

has to walk

far,

nor to look

far,

to see

and enjoy

these vibrant places. These are so important in helping to create the kind of

community

that sends a

welcome

to

students and visitors. At the same time, these spaces and this

beauty become employment benefits.

The

credit goes to those

Location: Between Colden Hall

and the president's house.

Plwto by Chris

happen everywhere. ^^

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academics

in environmental

and maintaining all this. However, all those in the Northwest community seem to take special interest and pride in the way our campus looks. That doesn't services for planning

Lee

who work


Vice President

&

of Finance

Support Services

RAY COURTER guess what's closer than

we

.

or

silly

think every day as that

is

we imagine

the future.

may sound

or closer than

As odd

or

awkward

we're always preparing people

today for the future. We're always really thinking forwardly,

and

I

think that's something the institution has done well

throughout

And

I

its

history.

think

we have

of

lots

individual items that

demonstrate that from the changing dynamics of buildings on campus to the changing academic programs to the changing profile of

our students.

We are no longer isolated. Maryville, Mo., is the center of the rest of the world in one sense, so the future

.ocation: Centennial

Academy. Photo by

here.^^

is

Garden between South Complex and Missouri

Chris Lee

Vice President of Student Affairs

JERRY WILMES J

or

me

many

.

here.

My

the family environment at Northwest has so

meanings.

My

undergraduate degree was from

wife's undergraduate degree

have four children; they have think that

is

meant

to

comfortable for us to

^

Location: Centennial sculpture. Photo

And

,

convey

all

gone

was from to

We

here.

Northwest.

at a personal level but

And it

1

feels

have our kids here.

that's the type of

environment we

strive for at

Northwest is to have that comfort to the level of family comfort that we're all a family here so it's something very near and dear to

went

my heart is creating that atmosphere. When our kids

to other schools

we looked

at that

and I don't think

it's

because we're so tied here. We just felt that difference that so many other people have described.^^ Editor's note: Jackie Elliott replaced Dr. Jerry hi/

Chris Lee

Wilmes

Vice President of Student Affairs. Wilmes returned to

as

full-

time position of Medical Director.

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Director of

Human

Services

MARY THROENER think Northwest has become closer than you think for

-me

because

it's

been progressive as

here 20 years ago, went and finished

degree and

my

10

my

took a position

undergraduate

graduate degree and have been in positions

Northwest ever

at

I

since.

When I took the position of Director of Human Resources felt a years ago it became even closer to me because I

responsibility

to all

of the

employees here

to

make

it

be a

Northwest family and have them believe that the culture would include caring about each other. And so it became closer than you think to me because I felt not only my own relationship with the University but I felt some responsibility for

everyone

else's relationship

with the University.

*^

Location: Northwest Peace Pavillion dedicated to Karen Hawkins. Photo by Chris Lee

Director of Athletics

BOB BOERIGTER 1 /% Well V V /

ell

our motto here

Bearcat'

who

live all

is

'once a Bearcat always a

and when I see people return

across the country,

the things they talk about

is

when

to

campus

they return, one of

the pride they have to have

been a part and remain a part of the Northwest family and they always 'I'll always be a Bearcat, once a Bearcat, always a Bearcat.

Location:

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Mel Tjeerdsma

academics

Field in Bearcat Stadium. Photo by

Cliris

Lee

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General Counsel

JOE CORNELISON grew up

in Maryville

and although I'm not

of Northwest Missouri State

.

Mann

elementary school. Both

the university here

and

my

I

my

older brothers attended

mother was on the

And so, even though I have only been council for just starting

back

to

felt like

family

Location: Everett

Brown Memorial.

Photo

bi/

my

that connection going

youth has always stayed with

my entire

life.

I

was

staff here.

the universities general

my third year,

one way or another

a graduate

am a graduate of Horace

me and

I've

always

a part of the university

^^

Chris Le

Vice President of Advancement

ORRIE COVERT you think, obviously in the alumni area ^^.i^ closer than you think makes me think about all of the alumni that we meet with every day that may not have been back to campus or attended a Northwest event for twenty years but it's just overwhelming how warm and receptive every is. It seems like even though you've been loser than

20 years you've really only been gone for a day, with the way that people respond and embrace one another

gone

for

here with the Bearcat family.* â&#x20AC;˘

Location:

Alumni House.

Photo by Chris Lee

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Meeting Time Student Regent Aaron Baker

sits

with

monthh term ended in December

the Board of Regents during a

meeting. Balcer's

but continued to meet with the Board until his graduation. Photo by Chris Lee

The Board row: Rita Hanks, Lydia Hurst and Rachelle Brown. Back row: Doug Sutton, Don Schneider and Bill Loch Not pictured: Aaron Baker and Rolliu Front

Stadlman. Photo by Chris Lee

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REGENTS

BOARD OF REGENTS APPROVE MANY NEW

THINGS THROUGHOUT YEAR INCLUDING RENOVATION FIELD FOOTBALL THE

When

Baker added that he attends Residence Hall

making decisions on campus, a group comprised of eight members was the it

came

to

Association meetings as well because of his involve-

ment within that organization. He said that it was a good wav to reach out and hear what the students on camps had to say. "It is a good way to hear what the on-campus

one to ask. The Board of Regents was made up of people from as far awav as VVildwood, Mo. near St. Louis. The Board voted on many topics throughout

students are saying," Baker said.

Baker said that attending the graduation cer-

the year including a renovation of Bearcat Stadium,

new

positions

and budget

emonies was

issues.

Student Representative to the Board Aaron

"I

tion after being appointed," Baker said.

my

first

"I sit

my "I

posi-

said.

attended

meeting the week of being confirmed by

student's interests as well as to

comes down

What

I'm doing

"I

to

is

who

gets appointed," Baker

wanted

is

to see the

earlier so that

what you make it. You can do You can do not very much with it. It all

"The position it.

watch each

really impactful for these

people whether they know it or not." Even though his term ended in December he

think about what

best for the University.

with

get to

student regent.

Baker's duties included representing the

lot

1

stayed on while the process began to find the next

the Senate."

was

on the platform and

and every one of these students graduate," Baker

and interview process.

didn't really have a transition into

about the job each

semester.

Baker was appointed to his position in April 2006 after a lengthy application

his favorite thing

said.

a

I

new

could help transition them into the

position," Baker said. "That

higher than

w

Chris Lee

1

student regent selected

way

they'll

be

a step

was." d

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School

soared as the Bearcats

spirit

broke records and had victorious seasons. Traditions carried on with the shooting of

the cannon and

Fall

Classic at Arrowhead.

For the second year

and

in

row the men

a

women's tennis teams

to nationals. Despite losing

volleyball

five

girls

the

team increased their win total and

finished with the

The

advanced

football

most wins

since

team made the

where they beat Grand

2000. playoffs

Valley State to

advance to their third consecutive national High Scoring

championship. The Bearcats traveled to Florence, Ala.

where they met Valdosta

who ended

their season.

against

Southwest

Bearcats

won

Guier

d

â&#x20AC;˘

Katie Pierce

leaves

the

Baptist.

game

game The

86-13. 86

was a school record along with the largest margin of victory. bif

Chris Lee

Home Run home

Kylie

team

points

Above:

w

football

the field at halftime of the

Photo

State

The

Left;

Megan

Simpson

plate after hitting a

nears

home

run. She had seven on the year. The Bearcats ended the season

with a 23-17 overall record. Pholo

by Chris Lee

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Bearcat Invitational


CLUB TO

WOMEN'S GOLF TEAM RECEIVES VARSITY STATUS

TEAM

The evolution

women's

of

from

i^olt

hind

began with a daughter's wish. coach Pat McLaughlin's daughter,

him about

4egan, approached

measure

that

When

arsitv sport.

naugural season

at

made women's

2A Regina High in Iowa City, "Mv coach flat out told me that

Class

golf a

the team kicked off the

to plav golf in college, that

the Bearcat Invitational at

McLaughlin got a surprise when came to Marvville from South Carolina

work

McLaughlin

rom McLaughlin, Assistant essica Feuerbach,

nto

it

was

if

"Although,

just

then

I'll

be

I

wanted to

have

to

I

mv

go out there

mem-

Feuerbach's tee shot

I

and do did.

two schools she said had

first

vear as a college coach

"It's exciting," McLaughlin said. "When I was the club coach, could do whatever I want, but now I've had to learn so much more as a college coach and I owe my thanks to Dr. Sue I

mentality going

first

-

exam.

was so nervous,"

but I'm glad

fine,

State

McLaughlin's

and player

of eight

and Iowa

was quite an experience for the professor of accounting, economics and finance. Before he could take the reigns of the team in Mav 2006, McLaughlin had to familiarize himself with NCAA regulations, before taking a competency

don't watch anybody else's tee

I

if

was going

the best Horticulture programs.

the inaugural team.

if I

irst,

who was one

was absolutelv shaking.

hots and

I

Iowa.

at it,"

versity

said.

Athletic Director

jue Reinders, club pro Rick Schultz

said.

she

senior year, she narrowed her choice to the Uni-

a great surprise,"

She had indicated that because of other comnitnients, she wouldn't be able to come back >nd (she) surprised me by coming back. That reillv made the dav special. This was her dream." The dav began with ceremonial tee shots

euerbach

all,

Feuerbach said. After winning a state championship her

o w itness historv.

"I

place

didn't take golf seriously until her junior year at

.lo/ingo Lake,

bers of

to

Before the team started, Feuerbach didn't think she'd play golf, collegiately. After

Five years later, the Board of Regents ap-

What

The team went on

the Graceland Invitational the following

week.

starting a golf

lub at the Uni\ersit\'. Shorth' after, the team

.Ii7;an

ON THE COURSE

I'ark University.

first at

vas formed.

>roved a

YEAR

FIRST

as the Universitv finished second, 21 strokes be-

cluli to

arsitv status

In 2001,

AND HAS GOOD

(Reinders)."

it

w

"

â&#x20AC;˘

Brett Barger

d

Allison Wilson

and with an 88

split the fairway,

inished the Invitational tied for fifth

WHAT IS GOING THROUGH

CLOSER

YOUR MIND WHILE YOU ARE

TO

SARAH HAYES

PLAYING? am always thinking about how am sitting with the girls am I

I

I

HOW DO YOU PREPARE FOR A TOURNAMENT? You

just

have to practice

hard during the

will

wilt

need to

I

really

week and

practice

do good because

if

you have a good week of praaice, then you

what

get on the next hole to beat them.

hard so you have the confidence that you

playing against and

be more than

likely

WHAT WAS

IT

LIKE

TO

TEE

OFF DURING THE FIRST

TOURNAMENT? Teeing off on the the

first

first

tee

tournament was

to have the confidence at the

very nerve racking and

tournament.

shaking

like

I

box of very,

was

crazy.

women's

golf

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SEASON RECORD


YOUNG

LOW NUMBERS AND NEW STARTERS PROVE NO PROBLEM AND PROVIDE

TALENT With combined 33 kills, 35 assts and 22 digs, four ot tho Bearcats' ewest plavers contiibiitod to thr win ii

tiioir first

f

)r

women

left

the team

went from

a

to

two upperclassmen

to lead

fair

trying to adjust.

"It

was

a big surprise

ith five less

people that

ected," Nicole

had

lot

it

nd not

said. "But

to build

it

I

dous

ey,

beginning

at

Nebraska-Kear-

the Bearcats found themselves

ith a 6-6 record.

Wojtowicz said the

/omen had mixed

feelings at that

oint in the season.

"We knew we

at if

week

don't think

some

of the

weren't mediocre.

after

tremen-

we had

teams

on

opponents we played

in the season,

winning

were

all

girls

for other

teams

big

know

1

on the bench,

only four

son

just

the time.

said. "It felt

games

to

it's

easy

look past us," John-

good

like that

to finally

win

and turn some

heads."

Although the season ended with

beaten them."

After realizing thev allowed too

a loss against

mistakes on the court, the team lot of

close to

"Being a smaller team and seeing

quite ready

the chance to play those

later

until then, the Bearcats

week.

we were

the beginning." Johnson said. "But

spent a

After a streak of three tournalents

strides

"1

women were

relieved at these points of the season.

Up

manv

played."

Johnson said the

their

coming

how we

effect

where we needed

share of upsets throughout the

us to work hard

just forced let

from.

than

really could do."

we would have

good core of people and

momentum

of

link

a

out

few tour-

season, Alicia Johnson said the

for

coming in we had e\-

Wojtowicz

to find

first

"On paper they were much better we were," Bohnker said. "Upsetting these teams showed what we

took going

said. "It

those

in

2000

University of South Dakota.

women improved and made

way, the team didn't waste any

me

re

neck

in

Although the Bearcats had

15-man team

returning from the previous vear.

^ith onl\' le

Wojtowicz

neck

much

plav so

to be."

10-man team ha\ ing onlv two playrs

better,"

various reasons, the Bearcats

istantK'

we knew we could

naments

game.

After five

but

MOST WINS SINCE

team

time at practice going

Emporia

State, the

finished with the most wins

since 2000.

"The year was one big learning

through the motions and re-teaching, helping the team gain the playing

experience for us," Wojtowicz said.

chemistry they lacked.

taught us that even through the ups

Amy their

Bohnker said the team

hard work begin

when

to

pay

and downs, we could always bring

felt

competitive athletes to the floor. Kara Siefker d Allison Wilson

off

w

they beat teams like the Uni-

versity of

Nebraska-Omaha and

"It

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the

CLOSER TO

RACHEL

NISI

HOW DO YOU

PREPARE FOR A GAME?

Teeing off on the

first

tournament was shaking

like

tee box of the

very, very

first

nerve racking and

I

was

crazy

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT WHILE YOU ARE PLAYING? Teeing off on the

tournament was I

was shaking

Serves

like

first

tee box of the

very, very

first

nerve racking and

crazy.

Up

Katie Svvenson prepares to serve the ball in a

game

against Pittsburg

The Bearcats finished the season with a record of 17-16. They were 6-7 in the MIAA. Photo by State.

Jessica

Nelson

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RUNNING

CLOSE CLOSENESS AND FRIENDSHIPS HELP TEAMS HAVE SUCCESSFUL SEASON ON THE COURSE With no locker rooms in sight, 14 women spUt up and took turns bathing in two sinks after a race in Tennessee. Immediately after, the men and women's cross country teams piled onto a bus headed straight back to campus. Despite not having a place to shower, the Brooks

Memphis

years to follow because the relationships runners form with their

lit

It

was

around a The men's team

their first night race that took place

up soccer stadium

filled

with tons of fans.

finished 16th out of 42 teams while the

women

took eighth

believe

1

was

definitely

think

it

my favorite

and

meet,"

a lot of fun

helped, too that

Amanda Gray

running under

we performed

said.

lights like

better than

we

Ben Chappell earned

MIAA runner

of the

after finishing first for the Bearcats at the

week honors

Tennessee meet.

women's team was ranked last in the region the previous year and the men's team added three transfers and five new freshmen, both spent their seasons learning and After the

and

ity

"Our season started pretty slow, picking up toward the everybody wanted

to

improve and had coach Al

[Richard Alsup] as inspiration to do

it."

At another one of the biggest competitions of the season

men placed fifth out of 25 men did well, the year was a

Chicago, the

although the

D144

an

going to nationals,

good base

to

many

TR

eligibil-

Pursell said the

things that established

d

for the team.

us down," Pursell said. "But

we were ranked

sports

in

we ended up doing

better than

conference which really helped our

self-es-

teem."

women, setting high standards was one way they chose to show people that the team did not want to be underestimated. The women made it a priority to help each other maintain and improve times, stay healthy and motivated.

With those things

in

mind. Gray said

expect themselves to perform

was

it

easier for

them

tc

well.

Gray said the close-knit atmosphere

end," David Franz said. "But one strength of our team though

in

falling short of

men's team had exposure

building into stronger and better teams.

that

will."

For the

thought were going to there."

was

we

doe;

"There were things that could've and sometimes did keep

"It's really different

that.

could ultimately be.

After dealing with injuries, complications with

out of 41. "It

it

"It's not work for him," Franz said. "He loves what he and makes me and the other guys want to run better, so I

Twilight Classic in Tennessee was a highlight for the teams' season.

coach made the team what

of the

not only doing well in races but enjoying

all

team aided

in

being in cross

country entails.

them

bathroom sink, yo realize these people are the people you are most comfortable with in the world," Gray said. "Friendships like that are hard t "After you shower in front of

teams. Franz said

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Face Lift

The was

field

inside Bearcat Stadium

renamed after long time coach Mel Tjeerdsma. New turf was installed along with four light poles. Photo by Chris Lee

Field Unveiled

Members

of the

Tjeerdsma family

pull the tarp off of Mel's

name

on the football field. The Board of Regents unanimously voted to

name

the field after the coach.

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new

Lights,

turf and coaches

quality of Bearcat

name add

•^^

to the

Stadium and the University

HWb

After the

cham-

national

pit)nship, University athletic director

But he that,

name

field after the

the

to

long-time

He was

hesitant to accept an

honor normally reserved

for coach-

had some reservations

"I

because I'm

just

but

ing,

we

talked

it

at

coach-

still

and

over,

1

accepted," Tjeerdsma said. "To me,

an honor

it's

for

we've come as goes back

our program that

far as

we've come.

our coaching

to

guys that have been so

staff

loyal

They've

left

all

his three daughters.

Mid-America said

his

and

been possible without the coach-

Chad

commemorating "Mel

plaque,

Tjeerdsma Day" After

"What

dignitaries.

University

Bearcat Stadium received a

field at

new

surface and

during the summer. The Board of Regents also unanimously approved that the field be named Mel

t

Tjeerdsma

Field.

The

was completed before the Arkansas Tech on Aug. 23. The

through here and

the tarp off of the

name.

Photos by Chris Lee Unwersity Relalions

In

was

readv

to get

"I

down

to

business as

his closing remarks.

have two

Tjeerdsma

things

Always

said,

ting

want

me I

I'll

al-

And No. 2, eight now we've got a game

a Bearcat.

them."

As Tjeerdsma sprinted

to his

team, the Tjeerdsma family pulled to

thank

here,"

thought

I

God

for put-

Tjeerdsma

"There were times in here

'Once a

a Bearcat.'

to play, so let's get after

acknowledge the loud

say,"

to

"(Former coach)

said.

Bearcat Stadium as Tjeerdsma took

"I

were turned on and members of the Tjeerdsma family pulled

the end, Tjeerdsma

possible."

minutes from

to

about. this

ways be

moment

all

made

ing ovation from the 7,990 fans at

a

14 years,

have gone

it's

a stand-

crowd. lights

what

Thev're the ones that

ma

project

Bearcats plaved host to

who

Bearcat,

was

last

are in the stands

Rvland Milner once

lights i

been here the

today. That's

my

to, is

Tjeerdsma

field,"

in

as the "best football coach

have

the coaching staffs

Dean Hubbard introduced Tjeerdsthe countrv." There

The

it's

of the players

all

several

president

amounts

this

on the

is

said. "But

he began

in the city.

comments from

wouldn't

success

ing staff and players.

their

Jackson presented Tjeerdsma with a

championships

and

because of

Marvville mavor

Ath-

Intercollegiate

Association

that has

lightning.

and nine

national championships

mously approved the measure in June 2006. A pregame ceremony

later called off

In addition,

tor Jim Redd for hiring him in 1994 and current director Bob Boerigter. The coach who has won two

name

was

his apprecia-

letic

was held before the Aug. 23 season opener against Arkansas Tech

I

spoke about

also

tion for his wife Carol in raising

mark on Bearcat history." The Board of Regents unani-

that

be a coach after grad-

It

have been a part of our program for so long.

to

uating from high school in 1964.

he thanked former athletic direc-

es that have either died or retired.

first,

of

today has happened."

he wanted

He

coach.

and because

better

Tjeerdsma talked about how

Bob Boerigter approached coach

Mel Tjeerdsma about a proposal

knew

my

said.

13 years

was leaving

here.

off the tarp, revealing the

"Mel Tjeerdsma

Field"

name

above the

north end zone, vv

Brett Barger

d

Allison Wilson

field

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Kind Words Considered to be two of the greatest running backs in Division II

football,

Danny

of

Chadron

State

Omon

Woodhead and

Xavier

moment after the quarterfinal game in Chadron, Neb. The Bearcats won the game share a

26-13. Photo by Chris Lee

Running Hard Xavier Onion follows his blockers

he runs around the outside. finished the season with 2,337 yards and 37 touchdowns. Omon was the first running back in NCAA history to rush for 1,500 as

Omon

yards in four seasons. Plioto by Kax/leen Vnnde

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RECORD season Tailback helps

game and

team to

helped him eclipse former

avoid another disappointment in national ciianipionsliip.

became

hi 2005, tlie Bearcats tiie first

team e\er

to

reach

tiie

game. However,

final reiad test

loss to

Grand

ended

Bearcats entered the

undefeated and ready

to

home seemed

after

Grand

eerily similar

Valley defeated the

Bearcats 17-14. It

when

story

the Bearcats in Division

became

II

Omon the

and

first

team

history to lose three

consecutive championship games.

"We

think a

lot

played, and

to

1

Omon said.

"After

about the

sive line

have for the

was

Omon

dium with 204 second culminated by

a

half yards,

MIAA and

school

II

Omon

upstaged reigning Har-

Danny Woodhead. Omon

compared

to

Woodhead's

ing the

Omon's onslaught on

the

way

for

us

all

were not

All-American, while Nelson and Pestock were returning starters.

in five

Omon

rushed

for

Omon.

the holes and then

Xavier makes the moves."

may never

be seen again. "He's had

In

707 yards

record books didn't stop there.

yard effort against Angelo (Texas)

Three postseason games had

State in the

round.

has really

"We have been aggressive and AD (Adam Dorrel) is a great coach.

year."

for

line

well," Pestock said.

legendary performance

games, including a 225-

first

been playing

As the Bearcats look to replace next season, Omon's

performances

uncommon

started

Omon the

"He's been lead-

Prolific playoff

Dunn

entered the season as a returning

91.

"He's really playing with a

said.

right tackle Kyle

We open

manufactured 309 rushing yards,

2005,

history.

Pestock, center Matt

"The offensive

The week before against Chad-

passion right now," coach Mel

Division

and

record 98-yard touchdown run.

Tjeerdsma

in

Tom

each game of the season. Kirby

half yards,

first

electrified the sold-out sta-

ald Moore.

him the second-leading rusher

season, too," Tjeerdsma

Nelson, right guard Jeremy Davis

in the semifinal game. After

Pittsburg State running back Ron-

finished with 7,073

playing the best they

third consecutive year. This time,

leader

Omon

all

is

the Lakers and Bearcats play for a

Omon

yards and 98 touchdowns, making

success.

guard

lon Hill winner and career rushing

postseason record set by former

Omon's

Left tackle Reid Kirby, left

national audience tuning in to see

ron,

said.

to

said.

previous championship games,"

The 220-pound back had 771 postseason yards, which broke the

pointed to the offensive line as

ing the best he has, but the offen-

just

show

in

and Tjeerds-

"He's (Xavier) probably play-

know what

was

I

put on a

ma

components

be moving on."

Omon

three playoff games,

me on how

didn't

were.

rushing for 88

the Bearcats lost again in the na-

championship.

don't really think

I

statistics,"

happy

it

was the same

tional

about

in four

pared with what he'd done

"Honestly,

avenge

the previous year's loss. But the trip

all-time

leading rusher.

my numbers

contest

title

games.

However, neither year has com-

I

and the

accumulated

536 rushing yards

were congratulating

in a 21-17

Omon

maine Race as the MlAA's

the (Grand Valley) game, people

their

Valley State.

Omon

In 2006,

In 2006,

Pitts-

burg State running back Ger-

na-

championship and not host

tional

a pia\otf

Championship

has record setting season

Xavier Onion had hoped to

tlie

third consecutive National

some extraordinary

performances," Tjeerdsma said.

"With anyone that I've

I've

coached,

never seen this kind of per-

formance. ..as

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ADartment Apartment field less

2007 was

Jan. 26,

day of

like

He had

Friday for Abe.

any other

finished the

it

was alone-

easy in his apartment.

his

roommate was

In the

went to

off,

Abe.

He woke

up,

wrong

in

room. The football awards from his

St.

was

a

much

Louis

still

to his living

when

he'll

room.

said

undoing the

latch

and

firefighter yell ing, "there's

moved

to

and point up

hearing a

to the build-

one more" as the ladder

him. By then, his room was

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down so much made my stay there much easier because he kept my spirits up," Qaoud said. "I don't know how ever to thank

him except

and play and I'm going

to

get

do

my

degree

that."

suffered third-degree burns

to his legs, a fractured eve socket, a

bruised lung, separated shoulder and rib

rested from a battery of surgeries, in which skin from his back, stomach and shoulders was grafted to replace his badly burn legs.

ing to try and accomplish things, accord-

Coming back

to the gridiron in-

He had

to

wear

it

was

a

to play

Qaoud

said.

to the test, I'd

I

couldn't do

it.

"Every time they

pass

it

with flying

colors."

For Qaoud, there was no option but

be ready. The

Qaoud

family experi-

enced adversity during Abe's freshman year,

when

to

younger brother, Robert,

his

have a heart transplant. Abe said

the experience increased his faith, and of strength during his

recovery.

"He never

cried,

he never com-

Abe

said.

went through

that,

plained, he never did nothing,"

knowing

that he

made the hospital stay a little easier." Abe owed thanks to the doctors at the Kansas Medical Center, who attended his first game against Arkansas Tech, it

and the University athletic training staff. "When something that devastating happens, you don't want to think that you could do it by yourself," Abe said. "If you know you have that support, it makes it that much easier." During Abe's hospital stay, David had a message for his brother. "You know, Abe, the first touchdown. The crowd is gonna go crazy," David said.

Qauod

didn't catch that elusive

touchdown, but finished fourth on the

team

ing to what he wants to do," David said. to

it,"

me

put

"Just

Him com-

so

volved risk for Qaoud.

sports

the

a lot to

have a love for the guy.

Qaoud

That's

had

got

him on

"He's really goal oriented, so he's go-

ablaze, his awards melting off the wall

and the ladder nowhere close to him. Qaoud knew he had no choice but

I

"We

Qaoud's younger brother, David, told his brother he would play as he

seeing below only concrete

He remembers

obviously a

play football again.

"I

pushing out the screen, he got a breath trucks.

He was

meant

Qaoud,

his

football?

was the source it

for

away from death. So why risk further injury

to

a mess.

his legs for 18

small price to pay after being 20 seconds

be

him for Tjeerdsma to notify his family and remain bv his side, constantly telling him

as the only option for escape.

air,

first to

talked constantly from the time

fractures.

fire

foot-

shocked," Tjeerdsma said.

window

and

strength"-Philippines 4:13.

he woke up. University

there from the time they put

Abe

hung

different scene

little bit

ing

of fresh

me

on

burns destroying

"Because they said

things through Christ

coach Tjeerdsma was the

ball

"Everything was on fire. My TV was busted out and my (X-Box) 360 was melted, couches was on fire," Qaoud said. "Everything was just gone and I was like 'oh my God' so I didn't know what to do." It didn't take long for the smoke to knock him out. He woke up with the

Frantically

all

helicopter."

proudly on his wall.

he opened the door

gives

"He was

but wasn't loud

high school playing days at Hazelwood Central High in

can do

at his side.

only to find there was nothing

It

who

middle of the night, the

detector

enough, according

his

"I

to the

sweat glands, but

ground.

stories to the

When

City for the weekend.

smoke

"The reason

his life

protective garments

months, due

why I jumped is that I want to die in an apartment fire. I wanted to at least die trying." Hanging from his window, he said a prayer before he plummeted three

He

Kansas

in

made

smart enough to jump," Qaoud

didn't

in

which he had 22 receptions for 318 yards and three touchdowns. "Every year, you get antsy for the first circuit," Qaoud said. "Because you don't know what to expect." He was sick that day and had decided to take

me

football

than a year after severe injuries almost cost him

said.

2006 season

a

dream to get back on the

"I'm thankful that he (God) first

circuit training.

He completed

survive fire survivor's

in receptions.

"He

said

all

the time that he

was

go-

ing to play," Tjeerdsma said.

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Another Chance Abe Qauod runs the ball in the quarterfinal game against Chadron State. Qauod had five catches for a

team high 53 yards

He

in the

game.

Finished the season with 28

catches for 334. Photo

New

/iv

CIms Lee

Skin

Abe Qaoud's

legs

received third

degree burns before he was able

jump from his third story to window. Two people were killed in the Carson apartment fire. Ptioto

courtesy

of the

Northwest

Missourinn

Skin Grafts Skin was grafted from Abe Qaoud's back, stomach and shoulders to replace the badly burnt skin on his legs.

sleeves

He had on

to

wear protective

his legs for 18

months

after the surgeries. Photo courtesy

of the Northwest Missourum

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CLASSIC

GOT WHAT THEY WANTED AND THEN SOME FANS

BATTLE Put Xavier Omon within five yards of the end zone and he dehvers. Omon's one-yard flip over the Pittsburg State defense clinched a 37-34 overtime win over the Gorillas in the Fall Classic VI at Arrowhead Stadium.

"My offensive line did a great job in getting a push,"

Omon

said after rushing for a career-high 274 yards

and tying his career-high with five touchdowns. "Coach T (Tjeerdsma) believed in me and that says a lot about the faith he has in

when he

ball

me when he gave me the

could've easilv kicked the field goal."

The Bearcats faced a third-and-goal from the 2yard line. Coach Mel Tjeerdsma considered setting up for the short field goal to force a "I

said to

AD

second overtime.

(Offensive Coordinator

Adam

Dor-

rel) on third down during a time out," Tjeerdsma said, "that if we run power, we should run it to the right in case we don't make it and that we can kick from the middle of the field. The eyes coming from the huddle

were

like 'you've got to

Omon

be

crazy.'"

barely got off the ground as Pittsburg

Jeremy Jackson stopped him for just a one-yard gain. Tjeerdsma made up his mind quickly on fourthand-goal. Omon went over the top, sending the 19,103 fans at Arrowhead Stadium into a frenzy. It was the State's

first

game in the rivalry. "We rested him enough to get one overtime

of him,"

Tjeerdsma

know what else

said.

to say.

Both teams put

Quarterback Sack Pittsburg State quarterback

Chadd

Snvderissacked by defensive tackles

Kaatman

and

Terrv

Bilbro.

Bilbro recorded ten tackles while

Kaatman recorded Jctiiiifcr

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it

all

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don't

out on the

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seven. Plwto by

ARROWHEAD VI

Luckily for the Bearcats, Pittsburg State's history

with missed kicks in the Fall Classic reared its ugly head again. On the final possession of regulation. Goquarterback Mark Smith went 5-of-5 for 44 yards and rushed for 16 yards, setting up a 31-yard field goal by freshman kicker Jared Witter with two seconds left in the game. Witter's kick sailed wide left sending the rillas

game

into overtime.

"You

just pray to

God

know what

he misses

it,"

Tjeerdsma

wind blew the wind all

it was was the only time I felt dav, so I think someone was watching over us." Witter's kick brought back memories of the 2003 classic when cornerback Tony Glover blocked Nathan

said. "I don't

but that

pretty hard. That

Alleman's kick with under a minute

left for

a 20-19

win. Alleman had missed an extra point on the previ-

ous possession that would've sent the game into overtime.

The Gorillas and Bearcats matched each other score for score through each quarter. Omon had touchdown runs of 1, 1, 4, 10 and 63 yards. Pittsburg State running back Caleb Farabi and quarterback Mark Smith combined for 261 yards and four touchdowns against the MIAA's best rush defense (56.8) entering the game. "We had trouble all day," linebacker Jared Erspamer said, who finished with 16 tackles. "They kept moving down the field and moving down the field. But we made plays when we had to." \v

line."

TJ

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an extra touchdown. Field goals proved to be critical as the Bearcats only won by three points. point

Frevert attempts

after

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RECORDS

TEAM WINS ALL BUT ONE REGULAR SEASON GAME TO CAPTURE 21 ST CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP

MADE

The University

football team's

Tjeerdsma

defeated conference season was a

is

harder to achieve than in the

Running back Xavier Omon made history, becoming the back in

first

NCAA history with

ca Intercollegiate Athletics Asso-

linemen under Tjeerdsma, said

crowd went crazy

Championship

another week and

to I

you don't

didn't

want

do

that so I'm really thrilled that

got

-

past and

it's

awhile before

we

it

who was an

Adam

Omon

yards or more.

set the re-

cord with an 8-yard run with 14:34 left in

the second quarter. Both

Omon

Tjeerdsma and

game

get to 300."

Offensive coordinator Dorrel,

be

will

it

to

we

it

four consecutive seasons of 1,500

balls,

received

commemorating

the

milestone.

offensive

"It's

a great feeling.

I

guess the

after the yards.

Omon

Tjeerdsma's career hasn't been

I

win over Missouri Southern. The win also gave coach Mel

about the wins, but what he's

said,

taught players off the

season with 1,566 yards and 26

Tjeerdsma his 200th career win.

"The thing about him that

in a 49-14

field.

Tjeerdsma joined Ohio State

people don't get to see

coach Jim Tressel and Virginia

cares about these guys outside of

who

football," Dorrel said.

us a

this sea-

we

got

it

over.

I

No Gain The Bearcat defense stops Missouri Western's Thomas Hodges for a Northwest won the a score of 44-20.

sports

thinking about that this

also

go through

"I'm just glad

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me

win? Then you got

son.

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bothered

The Bearcats had one game was decided by five points or less. This season, the team had three games decided bv three points or less. The last game of the season wasn't any trouble as the team clinched its 21st Mid-Ameri-

earned their 200th win

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football

It

if

Tech coach Frank Beamer

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little bit

"A

game.

week. What happens

ciation

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a

said.

a football

work, discipline."

those other things,"

2006 season. that

loss.

all

road to a second consecutive un-

little

game by

don't like

rivalry

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Members stop

of

the

Bearcat defense

Pittsburg State quarterback

Mark Smith during the Fall Classic Arrowhead VI. Photo by Jennifer

at

Riepe

lot

is

that he

"He taught

about football, but he

about

and

lot

skills that

use every day, hard

I

life

who

finished the regular

touchdowns. "Of course,

do

it

by myself.

have and

to

cially

his

taught us a

life

really appreciate that,"

on

a

it's

It's

I

a great

didn't

award

an honor, espe-

day where coach T gets

200th win.

It's

something

I'll

never forget."

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and

and off the

field

we

together

stuck

and figured out ways to win. Usually off the field

we

games

play

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like

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games together. ^»

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a

is

team

Most hang

guys

of the

of

lot

unity.

out at each others houses, watch TV,

watch pay per view fights

and go out

We

on the town.

have a good time together.

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think

that

that

closeness

what

is

pushes us past

a lot

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Division

the

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quarterbacks,

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CLOSER TO

JOEL

OSBORN

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT WHILE YOU ARE ON THE

FIELD?

The mam

thing

I

think about while I'm on the field

manage the game. for

This

means

that

I

Is

I

want to

need to do anything

I

can

our team to score touchdowns and keep our team out of

bad

situations.

HOW DO YOU PREPARE FOR A GAME? I

am

pretty superstitious. Every

things that a

I

did the

week

week

before.

week

as a

I

try and

do the same

watch two hours of film

we

day on the opposing team and

during the

I

lift

weights three times

team.

WHAT WAS YOUR

BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT THIS PAST SEASON? My biggest accomplishment this past season was being part of a team that went undefeated in the MIAA and getting back to the national championship. know that is a little short of our ultimate goal, but we did beat three 12-0 teams on the way to I

the championship.

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE MOMENT? My

favorite

ESPN played

moment was

2 because that in

beating

Grand

and that was probably

my

weather conditions that we played

Break

Away

Xavier Onion breaks awav from a Pittsburg State defender on his

way

to a

touchdown during the Fall Arrowhead VI. Omon

Classic at

game with 274 yards touchdowns. Photo by

finished the

and

five

Jessica

Nelson

Valley

in

the semi's on

was the best atmosphere that best in.

game

I've

ever

considering the


Game

Ball

Coach Mel Tjeerdsma holds the game ball up in the air after the Bearcats beat Missouri Southern to

win the

MIAA

Championship.

Photo by Kayleen Vantte

Kamp

football-

157

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Going Deep Joel

Osborn attempts a pass against A&M. The Bearcats beat

West Texas

the Buffalos 56-28 in the second

round of the NCAA Division II playoffs. Osborn completed 16 passes for 299 yards and one touchdown. Photo by Jessica Nelson

Stopped Short Three

Bearcat

defenders

tackle

Chadron State running back Danny Woodhead for a loss. The defense held

Woodhead

to 91

in the quarterfinal

yards rushing

game.

It

was the

second time the Bearcats held him

under 100 yards rushing. Cliris

Diss

an

sports

Lee

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ANOTHER

TEAM ROLLS PAST THREE UNDEFEATED TEAMS TO MAKE THIRD NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCE

SHOT

I'liL" i)t

L'ni\i.'isit\'

trustration in

Unitball

tlio

biggest

team took out two \'L\irs game in Bearcat Stadium

Ikviicats got the pio\eibial

monkev

oil their

win over Grand Valley State in the vJCAA Division II Semifinals. The win snapped the ,akers' 40-game winning streak and a bid for a tiiird lack in a 34-16

.traight national

Against Chatlron State

a

prolific

in

NCAA

the i.|uarliMiinals, the

rusher

Dannv Wood-

yards with 50 coming on one run. Xavier

to 91

Omon

309 yards and three touchdowns, finding out he wouldn't be a the Marlon Hill Trophy, an award given to

rushed

for

game removed from

finalist for

the best plaver in Division

"Not

championship.

Senior tight end Mike Peterson said the feeiwas "indescribable" after the Bearcats won their ng ;econd straight semifinal game at Bearcat Stadium in iront of 7,296 fans, and an ESPN2 audience. "Man, to tell vou the truth, it was a special night," ^eterson said, who had six catches for 93 yards. "Es-

THREE YEARS

defense held

head

listorv.

The

IN

at

all.

11.

Honestly, hopefully. Northwest fans

and others can stop arguing about deal,"

not

in

serves

Omon said, when asked making the (he)

it,

cut.

if

it.

It's nt)t a

big

he was disappointed

"Danny Woodhead, he de-

has done a great job. Can't take any-

thing away from him. To me,

it's

not about individual

I

.leciallv for

the seniors, with

it

being our

last

game

Xavier

Omon

In the

rushed

for

292 yards and scored

touchdowns, helping the Bearcats ax'enge disapchampionship games. Entering Saturday, Omon averaged 96 yards in both games against the Lakers. He surpassed his average with a 25-vard rush in the third quarter.

1

A&M,

second round against West Texas

the Bearcats defense played an offense that

stadium."

;his

awards.

at

in the nation in total offense.

was No.

The defense respond-

'our

ed, forcing four turnovers, with three resulting in

xiinting finishes in the last two national

touchdowns

else,"

nal

and not who improved to

"I'm glad No. 2 plavs for us

Tjeerdsma

said,

for

anybody

5-0 in semifi-

games.

The Bearcats won their first three games of the playoffs against teams that were undefeated. The team also played against teams with different offensive styles.

as the Bearcats

Tjeerdsma said

it

won

56-28.

wasn't easy for his defense to

not be fatigued after playing for nearly four hours.

"You

games

may have witnessed one

of the longest

Tjeerdsma an endurance test. That's hard when you're not used to that. It's tough on your defense, it's tough on everybody. I was really proud of our defensive effort. Especially in the second half, we in the history of college football,"

said. "It's

really started

defense was

w

making

when we

stops.

The biggest thing

got turnovers,

we d

Brett Barger

for

our

got scores." Allison Wilson

Making History Xavier

Omon

breaks loose for a 98-

vard touchdown run against Grand Vallev State in the semifinal game. The Bearcats got the win over the number one team in the country 14-16 to advance to the National Championship game. P/iii((i ('y ji'ssicn

Nelson

playoffs

ISBD

DD


Done Deal Osborn walks

Joel after

off

the

field

the Bearcats were defeated

by Valdosta State in the National Championship 25-20. Northwest

became the

first

championships by

team in

Levine,

Scott

to lose three

a

The

row.

Photo

Northwest

Missoiirian

Slipped

Away

No Gain

Matt Robertson sacks Valdosta State quarterback Willie Copeland for a 12-yard loss during the National Championship. Robertson led the team in tackles with 15. Photo by

Kendall Wright gets tackled after

Jessica Nelson

57 for 784 yards. Photo by

hauling in a pass from Joel Osborn.

Wright had three catches yards.

DD

sports

finished

the

for 21

season

leading the team in receptions with

Nelson

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Jessica


ROKEN

THIRD TIME NOT A CHARM AS BEARCATS HOPES FOR TITLE FALL SHORT IN THE FINAL MINUTE FOR THIRD STRAIGHT YEAR

IN

'BAM A

A dropped

A

pass.

tumblLV

possession.

Now, vou can add touchdown to le list of game-changing events that ow separates the Bearcats from three Valdosta State running back Mi-

touchdown with 22

hael Terrv scored a

econds

the Blazers to a 25-20

left, lifting

vin in the

NCAA

Championship

Division

at Braly

11

National

Municipal Sta-

lium.

With the

loss, the Bearcats (12-2) be-

the only Division

Iame hree

school to lose

II

consecutive national champion-

don't

know

if

words can describe

ho disappointment that for these

L'L'l

we

feel,

and

I

guvs right now," coach Mel

jfjeerdsma said.

"We

got beat by a very

You have

for the first defensive

27-vard punt bv Michael Stadler, Blazer

PAT

the Bearcats' lead to 20-19.

in

championship

"You could

history, cutting

the

feel

momentum

and Terry finished the drive with a 1vard touchdown that capped a 15-point

switching back to them," Osborn said.

fourth quarter.

Bearcats punted twice, and Osborn's

them down

as the

desperation throw was intercepted with

"As great as they are offensively, vou're not going to shut

The offense sputtered again

for a

whole ball game," Tjeerdsma said. "They did a good job in the second half." The Bearcats offense was anemic,

six

seconds

the team

back

left in

made an

to the locker

the game. all

Once

again,

too familiar walk

room, wondering

started in Valdosta territory, the offense

what could have been if the Bearcats could've built on a 14-3 halftime lead. "It's just an empty feeling again,"

came away with one touchdown

senior tight end

the previous drives field

goal

and an

ended

after

When

missed

in a

asked

Mike Peterson if

this loss is

the two year's previous

interception.

After Valdosta took a 17-14 lead in

Valley State

said.

worse than

when Grand

ended the Bearcats'season,

the fourth quarter off a trick play, the

Tjeerdsma put the three losses into

Thev made plays

Bearcat offense, which hadn't scored a

perspective.

Valdosta's defensive line dominated,

touchdown since the second quarter, came alive. Joel Osborn found Caleb Obert for

J^ood football team. dosta State a il.vhen

lot credit.

thev needed

to give Val-

to."

getting constant penetration, allowing

Omon no room to As a result, Omon was held to 63 y'ards and a touchdown. Omon had ran unning back Xavier

33 yards, Kendall Wright gained 13

un.

yards on a reverse, and Xavier

for

it

quarterback Willie Copeland completed

punting seven times. In three drives that

hip games. "I

King returned

four consecutive passes for 27 yards,

ational championships.

and Roger

Frevert's extra-point attempt,

Starting at the Bearcats 38 after a

708 yards

in three playoff

games.

The Blazers picked apart the There were no series that

showed

this final

left in

while,

and you

That's

life.

lead in the fourth quarter

was

short-

Tommy

Maurice Leggett blocked

Tjeerdsma

left,"

something

to

get over

it

be said

It'll

hurt for a

and

start over.

"Hopefully, Ozzie (Osborn) and the

other younger guys can pick

the game.

But like the two years previous, a

lived.

said. "There's

to give the Bearcats a 20-17

lead with 12:33

Bearcats defense with short passes.

more prominently than Valdosta's

finished the drive with a two-yard touch-

down run

were one of two teams

about that for these guys.

Omon

We

"Things don't always go our way.

it

up,

and

we'll get

back here (next

year). That's

why you

play those

games."

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Defensive Touchdown Aldwin

Foster-Rettig

the

across

for

ball a

the

touchdown.

reaches goal

line

Foster-Rettig

intercepted a pass from Valdosta State quarterback Willie

and returned

it

Copeland

31 yards for the

score. Photo hy Jennifer Riepe

national championship

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push-up

for

every point scored

during that game and every other

game during

the season. Pholo

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really

alented."

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m

the

into their

fit

said,

biggest thing the

little

family.

squad that expressed she was

"The games

and

just

have such a close

atmosphere and

every minute of

toward the begin-

team needed

friendly

it.

it,"

1

love

Hottel said.

Beth Most also found that

game

days were a big highlight to the

to

season.

Due

to her

numerous years

of

establish in order to feel comfortable

being a gymnast, she said she enjoyed

with their partners.

tumbling and stunting the most and

men.

six

he \'ears before, haying so .ices,"

and

John Tye

ning of the season, trust was the

team being freshmen

luded nine

impressed with how quickly they adjusted

the effort worth

was yery

cheerleaders. She said she

down

field.

April Miller said the

lilt

excited about the incoming group of

lours before kick ott, the

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"At

running on it

comes

to trust

everyone was

first,

faith,"

Tye

to stunting,

someone

fortable to

do

really just

said, "But

you

really

when

have

in order to feel

com-

that stuff."

"1

do.

think we've become more

effective this year. It's really

hard

to

look past a group of almost 30 people

Ashley Hottel, one of the

new

freshmen on the team, said that

doing stunts or cheering," Miller

al-

though the hours of preparation was

sometimes hard, the games made

Heading Mollv

looked forward to showing the crowd

what she could

all

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TOGETHER TO PRODUCE SHOWS FOR FOOTBALL FANS

ready to

dium. For the next 20 minutes,

stayed

work on the

But for

was done. the Bearcat Marching Band field

and Bearcat Steppers the action was just getting started.

A

typical football halftime

show consisted

of three to four

performed by the BMB. The BMB marched to the first and last songs while movement on the middle songs was reserved to the Bearcat Steppers and color guard. The Steppers practiced for two hours daily to a recording of the song band director, Carl Kling, chose for the next halftime show. On the Friday before a game,

TO

WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO

BE

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old,

mine.

since

I

was

3 years

always been a passion of

It's

I

wanted

also

involved at

a

way

to be

that team." co-captain Jenna

games are so much

I

much

go to every

in

fun,

good

Daytona that

year,

it's

we

a great

WHAT IS YOUR OR YOUR TEAMS GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT? fourth year being a stepper, and the

team has progressed so much proud of how

far

since

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in-

really

and an honor," co-cap-

tain Kristy Koll said.

my

The

BMB

and color guard They learned the drill on Monday and Tuesday and gradually put it to music throughout the week. Friday afternoon and Saturday morning practices consisted of

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Northwest and support

the Bearcats!

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they joined the band at practice, where they heard the song live for the first time. Kling and the band were always more than willing to help the Steppers adjust to tempo changes and other alterations. "We are happy to be a part of

son

halftime.

make sure the audience pumped and entertained

during the break in the game.

"The band has

to get fired

up, or our performance will lack intensity," clarinet section leader

Nance said. "To support the team, we do everything we can to show how proud we are." The Steppers enjoyed hearing positive feedback and experiencing high energy from the crowd. "Our school is built on a tradi-

Jessica

songs, usually part of a theme,

KAYLA KERNEL

Band members were always

The whistles blew, and the players lumbered out of the statheir

CLOSER

AND BAND WORK

tion of a fun halftime," Koll said. "It's

an honor

to

be a part of that

tradition."

Andy

Dale, one of the two

trumpet section leaders, loved how the halftime show was such an integral part of the football games. "1 have been in situations where the band was simply there, but it never really felt like we were part of the game," Dale said. "At Northwest, 1 notice that almost everyone stays in their seats to listen and watch the BMB, and that is really special."

When

it

came time

for the

players to return to the field, they

knew

they had

left

crowd

the

in

good hands. "College football

is

better than

pro because of a good marching band, and the fans

at

are never shy to

us

let

Northwest

know how

they feel about us," Dale said.

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and how to start winning." The sixth game played against Wayne State ended in the Bearcats first victory of the season. "1 think we learned to appreciate things more

though she had known them

better

Cash jumped up out of her chair to hug her freshmen teammates Liz Fulton and Kelsey Sanders. The three got lost in conversation, smiling, laughing and catching up forever, senior Brittany

going through a beginning

after

Hobgood said. Hobgood said

on one another's lives. Cash said the soccer players took pride in their ability to function as both a group of close friends and a cohesive, hardworking team. While

the season

was

that

"UCM was

we

we

other's differences.

turning things around."

had

few kinks

a

nailing "I

down

to

players, the

work out when

it

played them and

to

I

came

Trummer

said.

a lot of people switching around,

pretty chaotic at the beginning.

the team

and

was forced

It

making things just took some

because

it

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was not unusual

for

freshmen and seniors

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how

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want to

someone on the other team

IS THE TEAMS GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT?

hit

Overcoming odds and being

HOW DO YOU PREPARE

come together when we

needed

to.

able really

There have been teams

that thought they could take us

down

easily,

but

we

never walked

off a field

without putting up a

we

quit.

never

fight,

if

they've been making

me

mad.

FOR A GAME?

We

have dance parties

out to the

field.

the

While we're

walking up to the

when

in

room before we head

locker

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turn

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as being unique

wasn't limited by boundaries that

it

other teams

weaknesses

"1

to

take

anything personal."

games of the season,

to pinpoint their

field

said.

Cash described the team first five

women became

"We were so comfortable on the because we knew that nobody was going to

"There were

find better tactics.

how

said the

"Being so close helped us read each other,"

Demi

out."

After loosing the

first

we were

She said the intensity was unbelievable.

shot.

in this year as a starting defender for the first five

it

of the

realized

to the final victory over

Demi

Missouri Western,

was one

we

much more emotionally involved, giving their best

played forward for three years and

time to work

said. "It

games leading

In the

when

took them into double

parts in the season that

positions.

or six games," Marti

Hobgood

overtime,"

team

came

win

the Bearcats didn't

rated sixth in the nation

Amanda Demi said the women had the chance to realize how much they all had in common and find beauty in each during their preseason,

new

Abby

one of the highlights from

game

a

like that,"

against the University of Central Missouri.

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When from

forward Matt Withers came

Taylorsville,

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Utah

in 2003,

and fellow Utahan

to

West

Larsen said

Maryville

he had former graduJoe! Tavlor to

On

season. Withers

made

a

it

point to

show

the

new

went

knew one another

back,

be-

becoming teammates. Withers' younger brother and one day, Withers talked to Larsen about coming to Maryville.

coaching

staff a

"1

became

sell for

I've

floor.

in,

"He's a gamer.

and

afraid

meyer

this place.

"I

meant

to hit

him

know why he's

Larsen "It's

is

it

takes,"

life."

down with

a

back

said.

the "worst dancer"

it

need him, he's never

"He kind

of drives

you

Withers had

to

assume

a different role

chemistry for the

quarter of the confer-

to find

and

ence season, but Withers stepped

among others.

a couple of times about that.

quick to defend himself.

not that you take the longest to get ready,"

during

The team struggled

less.

In

thinking that," Withers said.

crazy, but a lot of

has worked out well."

the season. Before, the team needed Withers to play

first

in,

averaging 10.1

and shot 60 percent from the field. "Matt's been consistent at a very high level. He's

points,

Larsen names Withers in both categories.

don't

somebody's

scoring in double-figures

When you

more defense and score

name

off

he's a daring player," coach Steve Tapp-

and the biggest jokers outside the arena. Take for example the season's media guide. thev

my

Peterson went

times

bio,

jump

I'll

never heard that in

Mo. doesn't really pop out on the map." The two were similar in demeanor on and off the court. Both saw themselves as leaders on the court,

"takes the longest to get readv,"

Larsen

wins against Truman State and Central Missouri

"It

sure (without him).

probably wouldn't have ever heard of

who

to call a time-out,

- wins the Bearcats needed at the time.

Maryville,

each player's

Southern player

throw some elbows. Whatever

Larsen stepped

injury,

in

a Bearcat.

got here because of Matt," Larsen said.

would've been a tougher

dive on the

I'll

a

him

home game

and crashed into the bench.

When Andy

he gave the

tape of Larsen and within a couple

of weeks, Larsen

I

but

a gooci friend of Larsen's,

to Maryville,

As

little

Larsen said. "Some people think I'm going too hard,

fore

Withers returned

bench

his

for a steal

"I'll

Both Withers and Larsen

When

showing

also got

It

scuffles, like a Jan. 16

against Missouri Southern.

moved toward

was one Utahan helping another," Withers

155-pound frame.

for his

some in-game

into

said.

was

you take the longest

the court. Withers led bv example. Larsen, at

concern

guy around. "It

that

"It's

times, played with reckless abandon,

when sophomore guard Mike Larsen made

the trip from South Jordan, Utah to the University last

Withers.

to

to get started."

show

him around. So,

unite at the University

1

not a vocal leader, but he leads by example," Tapp-

meyer

how

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said.

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don't

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TOURNAMENT

TEAM RUNS THROUGH COM-

SWEEP It

had been four years since the University

MIAA

men's basketball team brought home the tournament championship.

team won the tournament championship. 2004, both teams

won

CHAMPIONSHIP

women's 82-58 win over Southwest

men made enough

a 57-51

plays to

Andrew Davison had confidence

in his team's chances,

the

and he showed

win over No. 8 seed Emporia

State at

first half,

and the Hornets down

said,

who

half.

"Might be some trouble."

finished with 12 points

left in

24-22.

ture with

Mike Larsen

- all

in the first

may have been prema-

Davison's statement

Municipal Auditorium. "We're really excited about the victory.

to the

it

"I'm feeling pretty good tonight," Davison

Baptist, but

come away with

for a 9-8

lead.

press corps sitting court side with 1:25

The victory didn't come as easy as the

game

from three different players

Emporia's

ment.

the

TOURNAMENT

with an 8-0 lead, Emporia responded with three

In

the conference tourna-

CAP-

TURE FORTH MIAA

After the Bearcats opened the

first half.

straight 3's

History was on their side after the women's

TO

PETITION

later

banking

in a three-

Again, just another hard fought game," coach

quarter court shot at the end of the

who won his fourth tournament championship. "We played these guys

that gave the Bearcats a 28-27 lead, but Emporia

Steve

Tappmeyer

said,

three times this year and they've that have

gone

down

right

all

just really

been games

to the wire.

happy we made enough plavs

just

to

We're

do

it.

I'm

Valuable Player.

He

re-

nine rebounds in three games.

team

a

in the conference,"

chance

games the

last

percent in the

second

to

We

said.

"We came

played a couple

couple nights. But

we

despite shooting 25

Northwest couldn't take

was able

to

awav

win over Pittsburg

to

make

first

No. 8 seed

to

State

team

reach the

them

into history

was

a part of the

one twice, but the

free-throws

down

the

for the win.

of the Bearcats' 71-42

State in the opening round,

the semifinal and championship wins didn't

come

easy.

In the semifinal against

tournament championship, and the hot shooting that carried

first half.

With the exception

be the best

The Bearcats faced an Emporia

became the

this,

half.

Bearcats

stuck together."

that

the end.

Emporia cut the lead

stretch to pull

Henry

together in this tournament. of ugly

The Hornets did

the tournament's Most

averaged 13.3 points and

"We knew we had

till

advantage, never leading by more than six in the

Hunter Henry scored 12 points and nine

named

game

half

percent in the second half after shooting 50

proud of our team."

bounds, and was

stayed in the

first

Washburn, the

Bearcats got a significant boost from ard

who had been

Mose How-

out the second half of the

conference season with a knee injury. (continued on page 172)

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(continued from page 170)

Washburn had one more

After Andrais Thornton's lay

up cut Washburn's lead with 10:48

to

42-36

the game,

left in

How-

and found Hunter Henry inside

ries of celebrations.

a

up cut

and after a steal by Peterson, John Hawkins found

Howard net. first

for 3 that hit

nothing but

The basket gave the

tea, its

game since the mark in the first half. "It was big," Peterson said of lead of the

18:33

Howard's

shot. "He's

been work-

ing hard since he got injured.

shot

left,

but the in bounds pass was de-

for a lay up.

Peterson's lay

second

a

flected,

the lead to 44-42,

sending players into a

se-

The game had

championship feel to it. Players jumped into teammates' arms. It felt like a championship win for a team that had been dominated by

Washburn in two losses. "My brain's too rattled to say anvthing," Tappmeyer said after the game. "It was just a hardfought game.

We

played a heck of

a team."

The

The Bearcats overcame 31 percent shooting with free throws

there every day, twice a day."

go 16-of-20

Howard's trey gave Northwest much-needed momentum. Washburn led once more, and made one field goal the last eight minutes of the game. The lone field goal came on a 3 by Grant Hargett

line,

left

and

ball control,

Thev beat Emporia

State

the

ball

to

hoop the championship game against Emporia State. Withers

57-51 to capture the tournament.

had

Photo by Brett Barger

in scoring. Plioto

sports

ship concluded a regular season in

which the Bearcats finished 20-7 and 12-6 in the MIAA. The team struggled in the conference season after sharing the regular

11 points to lead the Bearcats

by Brett Barger

season

championship the season before.

The team struggled start in the

at

to a 2-3

conference season.

team struggled

Bearcat Arena, going 8-5 after

going undefeated

home

at

the

season before. "I it,"

think pressure was a part of

Tappmeyer

said.

Part of the struggles

final eight

the

it

game more

tempo we wanted." The tournament champion-

throw

"That was big," Tappmeyer

By

to the

half.

Matt Withers takes

trophy.

allowed us to keep the

with injuries to

Going Hard

MIAA Tournament

free

into points.

keeping our turnovers down,

Washburn from blowing the game open. The Ichabods largest lead was nine with 10:32 left in the first

Members

hoist the

but were able to

from the

while committing only 10

Tournament Champs team

they got us to turn the ball over

and turned them

turnovers. Those two factors kept

that cut the

of the Bearcat Basketball

both the previous games

In addition, the

good Lord knows I'm into training more than anybody, but Mose is

with 53 seconds

an

with five-tenths of

ard stole the ball from Kyle Snyder

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said. "In

lead to 50-49.

Andy

came

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the

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TOURNAMENT

TEAM ENTERED TOURNAMENT AS UNDERDOG AND SHOT DOWN THREE STRAIGH TEAMS TO WIN SECOND MIAA

CHAMPS

The University women's basketball team needed a miracle in the MIAA tournament, and they got

it

at

Kansas

City's

Municipal

The Bearcats became the first win the MIAA tournament championship after an 82-58 win over Southwest Baptist. It was the Bearcats' first tournament championship since the 2003-2004 season, and earned them an autofive-seed to

matic bid in the

Senior forward

Mandi Schum-

acher had nine points and six

rebounds, and was

named

the

tournament's Most Valuable Player, joining Sarah Vollertson

as the only Bearcats to be

named

tournament MVP. amazing," Schumach-

er said,

who

and

rebounds

8.7

est

margin of victory

averaged 14.3 points in three

games.

larg-

in the title

game since 2001. The Bearcats jumped out to a 15-4 lead on sharp Uriell,

who

IN

into me," Dill said.

no it

idea.

I

just

was time

HISTORY "I really

have

decided maybe that

to start playing."

"Great timing," Schumacher

quipped.

ing a 3-pointer that capped a 13-0

The Bearcats beat the No. 1, 3 and 4 seeds. The two games before

run.

didn't

scored five-straight points, includ-

Uriell,

ton,

along with Jessica Bur-

were part of a Bearcat bench

that scored 44 points. Uriell 10,

NCAA Division II

Tournament.

"It feels

The 24-point win was the

shooting from Micaela

Auditorium.

TOURNAMENT

while Burton

had

tallied 14 points.

"At one point in the season,

we said we needed more contributions from other, and 44 points is

a lot

from your bench," coach

Gene Steinmeyer

said.

The team also got a huge lift from Andrea Dill who scored 18 points on 7-of-ll shooting. Dill had been battling back problems after transferring to Northwest from North Florida. "I couldn't tell you what got

come

as easy as the

title

game, but Steinmeyer said things

team after win over Missouri Southern in the opening

began

to

change

for the

a 74-66 overtime

round. "I

think about halfway during

the Southern game, something

came on meyer

for these guys," Stein-

"We've been a soft deteam all year, and I think Southern really brought it out on said.

fensive

us

I

think. All of a sudden,

I

think

our kids saw the value of playing that hard-nosed defense."

Schumacher agreed. (continued on page 176)

Traveling Support Fans cheer during the game against

Southwest

Baptist.

The

Bearcat

both the men's and women's teams to Kansas City faithful followed

to

watch the

MIAA

tournament.

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Nelson, Mandi Schumacher

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the

title.

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(continued from page 174)

to

we knew we could

"After the Southern game,

make

things

happen

if

we played

as a team,"

Missouri Southern and

Schum-

State

began the

of contention with four-straight losses.

acher said.

"There's no question

The team took that momentum into a 59-56 win Washburn in the semifinals. Northwest had upset the Ladv Blues at Bearcat Arena, but the Blues returned the favor in an 81-71 win in Topeka. Schumacher said the team had a lot to prove after failing to meet expectations during the regular season. "We came into this tournament and said we didn't want to go out like this. We don't want to go out as underachievers," Schumacher said. That's what coach Gene Steinmeyer said about his team at the media luncheon two days before the tournament. The team had lost its last two regular season games against two sub-. 500 teams - Missouri Western on senior night and in the regular season finale at Fort Havs State. The team finished 14-13 and 9-9 in the MIAA after finishing with 18 wins the season before. With one senior lost to graduation, and the signing of guard Amber Vandeveander and forward Andrea Dill to help bolster the inside and outside game, expectations were high. Instead, the team stumbled to a 5-4

meyer

over

non-conference

Truman

team's downfall. The team knocked themselves out

said. "If

we underachieved,"

you said anything

less,

Stein-

you'd be

fooling yourself. After 18 wins last year,

I

thought

we

could turn the corner. "I

hate to use this word, but

it

was almost

seniors were bored with the regular season.

1

like

our

know

they weren't bored in Hawaii (Hoop-N-Surf Classic). Honestly, the players just realized what thev could do."

Vandeveander and ings, struggled

Dill,

Steinmeyer's prized sign-

with injuries. Eventually, Vandevean-

der was lost for the season due to a back injury.

Steinmeyer recalled a rendezvous with his wife and eight-year old son after the loss at Fort Hays State. The regional tournament was out of the question unless his team could win the conference tournament. The thought of his team's performance didn't sit

well with him,

and he stewed despite enjoying

day of swimming with his

"When in a

that

family.

Tuesday practice came around,

bad mood," Steinmeyer

said. "Fortunately,

assistants kind of kicked me,

My trainer does

off.

So,

start.

The team began to turn the corner, starting 4-0 in MIAA play, and led the conference for nearly four and a half weeks. Then two last-second losses

when

it

it

a

and

told

me

to

I

was

my

knock

it

too sometimes."

came time

to

the game, Steinmeyer didn't

address the media after

know what

to say

about

the sudden turnaround.

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GETTING PERSONAL

WITH KELLI

NELSON

HOW DID IT FEEL TO WIN THE MIAA TOURNAMENT? Winning the conference tournament never had the chance to cut

I've

felt

down

amazing. nets before

many northwest fans was awesome. The overall way the team played so to

It

great.

felt

in

front of that

Every

We got the

win. It

do

was

single player contributed to that

lead early and never looked back.

definitely a special

day that

I'll

never forget.

WHAT WAS YOUR GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT? I'm

proud of the records

I

set but mainly I'm so

happy to be apart of a team that has always gotten along.

team

The is

last

four years have been amazing.

Our

not only close on the court but off the court

as well. I'm so

great people

happy

who

I

got the chance to meet such

have become

my

best friends.

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&

FRIENDS

MEN FROM ACROSS CAMPUS COME TOGETHER TO LEARN NEW GAME AND MEET PEOPLE FROM OTHER PLACES AND SCHOOLS

FOES More than the

match

first

three hours before in Bearcat

Stadium,

the

and spring semesters. The group is very diverse and fall

many different John Mahoney de-

rugby players scramble to get

representative of

everything ready.

types of people.

Because the team was not considered a

NCAA or University

regulated organization, the club

"My

favorite part

we

the

is

odd

"We've got guys in the

tarv,

guvs from every fraternity

and

a

any extra meters we can,"

from Ag Rho

have,"

to Phi Sig.

I

is

the field stays

Many

mili-

what happens on on the field."

players agreed that

rugbv was a friendly sport. Hester

game, the guys are

said during a

just

practically killing each other, but

are responsible for every-

together."

it

money, finding transporta-

finances, finding a coach,

recruiting,

promoting our matches

and much more," Paul Zimmer

Even without much experience on their

Tommy

side.

said they definitely

After becoming an official

Hester

pared is

quick," Hester said. "You are

moving from

sports

There

is

really

no time

to stop

and

their feet to gain control of the ball

conversion

and kick

The game is similar to football, but moves faster. Photo by Chris Lee

out to their teammates.

is

worth

five is

up is

to protect their

called a try

and

while

the

points

Hester said.

they say: soccer

but rugbv

of-

The team

lines

to soccer,"

a

game

"It's i*(-*.

gentlemen played by hooligans,

On Guard score

field.

constantly com-

mov-

The two teams get ready tor the scrum. The ball is thrown into the middle and then the players user

A

is

like

Teamwork

goal.

"Rugby

know one

so

gan playing teams in

it

drinking and getting to

out the season.

fense to defense in a split second.

Photo by Chris Lee

hands, the teams are together

another off the

ing constantly,

their division

different than other sports

which was a huge contribution to the success of the team through-

club the semester prior, they be-

nearly every Saturday during both

was

because instantly after shaking

had the speed,

"The pace of the game

said.

an

pound on people

like all the different personalities

keeping records of games

ni78

just

have done for them.

thing including scheduling games,

tion,

"We

doing whatever we need to do

lot,

about rugby

Mahoney

said.

raising

to

of guys.

practices and put together the

"We

up

to gain

delegated three captains to run

would

is left

Jared Lainhart said, "But the thing

did not have a coach. The team

typically

a lot

it

instinct."

scribed the team as a melting pot

blend of guys

things most sports teams

think about

worth two points.

is

a

game

is

for

for hooligans

played by gentlemen."

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Unstoppable

Adam Hobbs

shoves

a

prospective

Hohhs size and .speed helped him become a good ball carrier. Pliotn by ji-iiiiiffr lacklor out of his way.

Ricpc

Powering Through Jared Lainhart runs through two

Kansas players. The team didn't win the game but continued to improve from match to match. Photo by

Clirif Lcc

CLOSER

TO...

• •We

get along

all

and come from different places

across campus. I

enjoy getting

out there and hitting people.

TOMMY

•*

HESTER

• •There

a lot

is

of support

from the guys on the team.

We

have a base

terrific fan

we

and

JOHN MAHONEY

love

the support.

••

••

After competing with each other

on the

field,

we

go drink and have fun with the other team.

almost

It is

AARON HUNTER

a

like

second

fraternity.

nrvi

cc We

all

••

just get

out there and

have is

fun. This

a great

and

we

group

all

want

to get better

and learn the

BRANDON THURMAN

game.

^^

rugby

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KEEPING fit

out w -/ Students work

Many

of the high-rises

in

were installed with new

and

facilities

was the

pressed with the

first to

have their fitness room

RA

in Phillips hall,

was im-

new fitness rooms.

"The residential halls had fitness rooms

last

year but were

and had some old equipment," Masciovecchio

"Now, the machines

said.

in there are amazing."

membership was $60 for a semester and $100 Membership included access to the multiple fitness rooms around campus. There was a fitness room in the South Complex, two of the high-rises and the main fitness The

cost of

for the year.

center next to the Recreation Center.

Getting Jeff

Fit

Schnell

campus

takes

fitness

advantage

of

centers to keep his

the fit

physique. The University placed fitness

rooms

in

most of the dorms

to

help keep

students healthy. Photo by Kayleen Vande

Kamp

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sports

and community center

On campus

facilities

were not the only options

dents at the University. Local nity Center

finished. Joe Masciovecchio, an

old

new

prices.

Phillips Hall

little

halls

fitness cen-

throughout the year. Students took advantage of the

ters

a

residence

gyms and

were also popular areas

for stu-

the Mar3rville

for students to

lift

Commu weights

and do cardio. The Maryville Community Center was located on North Country Club Road near the University Health Center. The Center offered basketball courts, a track, youth and adult leagues, a fitness center and an aerobics/dance room. A monthly pass for an adult was $28 and $75 quarterly. In February the Center announced it would be open 24 hours a day to accommodate customers with busy schedules. Some other gyms in town included Curves for Women on South Main Street and Looks Fitness Center on North Main Street d Allison Wilsor w Danny Schill and Guier â&#x20AC;˘


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SHIRTLESS

bearcats

Group becomes organization recognized by University and attends every home game to cheer on

favorite team.

was 3:30 p.m. on a Wednesday afternoon in Bearcat Arena - two hours before the Bearcats tip-off against rival Missouri Western on senior night. In the main foyer, a group known as the "Shirtless Bearcats" laid out green and white acrylic paint on a table along with an assortment of posters con-

com group and

gratulating the senior basketball players.

by making it an official organization in September 2007 - an accomplishment he said was due to the

It

who will be member Howie Ball

As president Scarlet Casey decided what

letter in

put in a

B-E-A-R-C-A-T-S,

CD and played the first

fight song.

The group

work

go.

At a way guys," Steinmeyer said as

When the

starting lineup for

amazed by the popularity

of the

had no started to do

Mathematics and Computing.

would become

it

who Academy

a great feeling," Whitsell said,

a graduate assistant at the Missouri

this a

this

way when

I

"I

couple years ago."

In 2005, the University football

team advanced

championship game

to its first national

in six years.

some friends, decided game in Florence, Ala.

Whitsell, along with

The group decided

Western was an-

to carry the

to paint

group into the

nounced, the group picked up the sports section of

2006 football season. They eventually carried the

the Northwest Missourian to ignore the team. During

tradition to the volleyball

the game, the group yelled their signature "dribble"

every time an opposing player dribbled, and "pass"

on every pass. These were only two tics in this

of the

many

tac-

rowdiness in games. The group said on

sports

"It

really

its

Facebook.

my dream

is

Bearcats continue

Whitsell said.

Northwest

group's arsenal.

However, that was the extent of the group's

DD

me

gives

their chests for the

to the coaches' offices.

Whitsell

and Casey.

of Ball

"It

idea

we

member Brad

group. The University recognized the group's success

groups fund

"There

purpose

and enthusi-

a positive

at athletic events."

couldn't help but be

of Science,

he walked upstairs

promote

Creator and former

was

raising.

"to

environment

astic

$1 and 50 cents for children under 12 as part of the

The group didn't draw any cheers from the fans, but the group's No. 1 fan, women's coach Gene Steinmeyer, had something to say to the group.

Dl82

group was

of the

track - the Bearcats

also painted fans' faces for

in their constitution that the

â&#x20AC;˘

10 or 20 years

want

to

athletic event

and be able

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"I

5,

to see this

Brett Barger

and basketball seasons. to have The Shirtless

be able

to

down

the road,"

come back

some time down

group of people d

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to a

the road

there.

"

Allison Wilson


Prep Time

Members

of the Shirtless Bearcats

get ready for a basketball game.

The group painted themselves for every home football and basketball game. Thev would incorporate different themes each week. Pliolo by Jennifer Riepe

Team Support The

Shirtless Bearcats cheer during

Arrowhead

the Fall Classic at

They were cheered

at

every

VI.

home game and

for the Bearcats. Photo

Kayleeii Vande

by

Kamp

shirtless bearcats

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Jumping High Eaton clears the bar during the high jump event at the Northwest Invitational. Eaton Tierney

placed

jump

first

in

the event with a

of 5'2.5". Photo by Chris Lee

CLOSER TO

JOHANNA AVILEZ HOW DOES IT FEEL TO CROSS THE FINISH LINE? My

when

feelings

I

cross the finish

the race went. Most of the time

proud because hopefully

relieved and

best

I

can depend on

line

when I

I

how

did well,

meaning

felt

I

cross the finish line

am

I

did the

I

could do.

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT WHEN YOU ARE DOING YOUR EVENT(S)? When am I

life.

I

competing

really try to focus

competing

in

at the

I

really try

moment.

you have seven events and to clear your mind of

it

to dear

on exactly what

if

I

I

my mind

of anything else that

need to do to perform well

think that's

in

what makes the heptathlon

one doesn't go

as well for

you

as

it

is

going on

in

the specific event

really challenging

my am I

because

should you really need to be able

and move on to the next event.

Sprinting Hard

Amber Reed Truman State

runs along side a University runner in

the 100 meter during the Northwest Invitational.

Reed placed second

in the event

with a time of 12.81.

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sports


POSITIVE

BOND TO OVERCOME OBSTACLES AND PRODUCE GIRLS

A SEVENTH PLACE FINISH AT CONFERENCE MEET

FINISHES Of ists

the eight hurdle final-

stepping onto the starting

line at the

conference meet, four

were wearing Bearcat

women huddled

The

jersevs.

together, wishing

each other luck before the race

season, the

women's

track

and

team began by setting many

goals as well as putting in countless

hours of preparation.

"Many

of the girls just tried

to really focus

on staying healthy

Johanna Avilez

Avilez

was one

ence competition. She said

deal

for the

team

to

it

was

make

together at the peak of their

season.

Even with the added pressure to be healthy, improve personal records and work out on a consistent basis, Brandi

was happy with how the

said she

women

Honeywell

pulled together.

work put into the season. This meet was one the women worked toward and anticipated all season.

Some reached

it

had

been a while since the women's

team bonded

like that and worked toward the expectations they had for each other. "If I had to do one event all by myself, it'd be really hard to push myself and I wouldn't enjoy it,"

track

collectively

group

of

honor

in their events.

and Honeywell agreed

women and

Oth-

Audrey Bailey represented women's team in the compe-

ers like

the

tition, title

claiming the only

when

won

she

MIAA

the 400-meter

NCAA provisional

hurdles with a

time of 1:02.75.

With her 14.57-second run her as third

This

list.

was the

first

since 1994.

After scoring 4,689 points and

and helpful coach Scott Lorek, the rewards for their hard work were

from 1994, Honeywell earned

much

All-American honors

"You

just

have

to

keep

in

mind

what you are working for," Honeywell said. "Out of all other sports

breaking Tasha Gourdeau's record

and

I

have grown

It

means more

to love

it."

Placing seventh in the

outdoor championship

Hayes was

MIAA

at Fort

a result of the hard

INDOOR

in the

heptathlon. Honeywell was the first

athlete

from the University

to

receive this honor.

"We ended

I've played, track just pulls at

something deeper.

in

the all-time school performance

their lively

sweeter than in past years.

at

the conference championships,

Hannah Henry put

Avilez said. Avilez

seasonal and

personal bests and received All-

MIAA

said.

sure that workouts and training

came

coming together and acting There was a great of team unity," Honeywell

that with the help of the close-knit

said.

of the four

hurdle finalists at the confer-

hard work

first

our team

like a family.

throughout the year and injury free,"

felt

Honeywell said that

With the outdoor conference meet as the major point of their field

I

really

began.

i

was the

"This last year

year in a while that

at a

good place that

prepared us to go into the next year," Avilez said. "All is

up and

that

you can go

makes you

excited

to get started again."

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OVERCOMING

OBSTACLES During the

first

September, the

day of practice

men on

"Our goal

the track and

team were introduced

field

to

many

fresh faces.

and lacked a certain consistency that seemed to closely contribute to the outcome of their seasons. There had not been a lot of people returning and many teammates were

it

many new

team was introducing

men and

people. The

incoming fresh-

11

transfer students.

Although Ingram said

it

took until

nearly the end of the season for the team to really start to

mesh

way

compete well and they find

in the year,

it

or not.

You can

run,"

easily take

Ingram

said. "It's not like

list

pole vault,

many

came

that

He

to the re-

an easy

many

sport.

it

didn't take long for

may have been

"In track,

aided in the team's

all

men

succeeded

fifth

placement in

Bayo Adio led the conference

jump by almost

in higl

four inches, while Khai

Berry held onto the fastest 110-meter

"All the time

athletes in high school

it

at

really all put into

Ingram

said. "If

and

effort

we put

in

is

one meet, one time,"

your mind

is

in

it

and

you push yourself, you find out most

you are performing

highest level at

of the

in the

title

Ingram both earn All-America titles in second day of NCAA Championships.

him and

make them good

place

hurdle record in the league. Adio and

things

above as a thrower on the team.

said

first

These achievements

the competition.

on the team

after

University's all-time per-

and

pens quite often."

the collegiate level.

newcomers into the team. It helped them adjust and learn expectations right

on the

formance

in their events.

which helped ease

the

fourth

you have

weeks or so

Including Ingram's placement as

an off-season. You're training constantly and that can cause burn out which hap-

didn't automatically

Scheuler said the team set goals

on

at

three

it's

With high hopes for the conference men pushed through the vigorous practices and long year of prepara

others to learn that just because they a

100 percent to

at

that for nationals."

tion.

yourself out of a race before you even

to rise

to succeed."

early

good

Scheuler said he had

most experienced, however they have the will to

you have

decide whether you are going to be

tal-

"Sometimes our athletes are not the

said.

meet, the

athletes

Scheuler

Then

of the individuals.

alization that track is not

usually have a young, yet

Dan

to get there."

is,

be

to

you are basically practicing for nine months to compete in one meet [confer-

to

Scheuler and Ingram were two of the

on

the year had already improved.

ented team every year,"

we have

that

ence].

together and get

excited for each other, the outlook

"We

up

Teammates agreed that the motivation it took for the team to do well initially had to first develop inside each

to

promising than the ones before because

You have

Scheuler said. "And sometimes there are

"The thing about track

Ingram said the year began more

you get injured.

if

hurt, you're

even get the chance to compete because

lost to transfers.

started off with

always to be in the run-

is

you get

If

out.

overcome

team was not very close-knit

years, the

KEEP TEAM MOTIVATED

ning for the conference championship," things that spring

Courtland Ingram said that in past

NEW FACES UNITE MEN TO stop and tape an ankle or something

away.

in

TEAM SETS GOALS AND CONTINUE IMPROVING THROUGHOUT THE SEASON,

times,"

Ingram

at the

said.

"There are no time-outs, and no time to

times that you surprise yourself with

how well you do." w Kara Siefker

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Allison Wilsoi

CLOSER TO. ••The

team was

outstanding individual perfornnances

another

at

We

past,

of carrying that over

carries to

into

•*

as a

COURTLAND INGRAM

sports

are

a while and

in

hope that

next yean

DD

we

the

headed inthedirection

I

ni8B

but

in

haven't had that kind

of unity

KANGER

been

have

one

conference.

JEFF

• •There

really

close and supported

performing well

team.**


INDOOR MIAA Championships

4th

NCAA

Championships

24th

NCAA

Champions

OUTDOOR Northwest

Invitational

1st

MIAA Championships

NCAA

5th

Championships

32nd

NCAA Champions: Top

Eight

Bayo Adio

High Jump

Eric Isley

800 Meter Run

Courtland Ingram

Decathlon

Diezeas Calbert

Triple

Jump

Up and Over High

jumper

clears

the bar during the

Jimmy Griesbach

home

invitational at Herschel Neil track.

Northwest total of

won

the meet with a

312 points. Photo by Chris

Splash Steeplechase

Pescador

runner

splashes

in

Daniel the

water

as he clears the barrier. Pescador

placed fourth in the event. Photo by Chris Lee

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Focusing Hard Saulsbury

Jake

looks

return

to

the ball in play against Southwest

Saulsbury finished the season with a 13-4 singles record. Baptist.

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Lee

CLOSER TO.

/

DANIEL USIETO ••It's almost

like a

brotherhood. The

team gets along great.

Making

it

to nationals only

••

brought us closer.

JON-ERIC MEYER

• •The teams greatest moment was when Lucas

came back from break

down

in

a

the

third set to win

against

Southwest

Baptist to

go

to the national

tournament.55

DI88

sports

Perfect Return Pablo Acebedo hits the

in a

Daniel Usieto looks to forehand

match against Southwest Baptist. Acebedo had the best singles record on the team at 12-3 in his

the ball against a Southwest Baptist

senior season. Photo by Chris Lee

Plioto

ball

player. Usieto

had a 6-12

singles

record and a 11-9 doubles record.

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NATIONAL

CONTENDERS TEAM REACHES SECOND CONSECUTIVE NCAA NATIONAL TOURNAMENT BUT FALL IN FIRST ROUND The men's tennis team continued

SEASON RECORD

their success with a

NCAA

consecutive appearance in the

second

National Tournament.

Their season ended after a 5-0 loss to California-San Diego in the

opening round, finishing

and Daniel Usieto nearly won

their doubles

tiebreaker, 10-8, in a 9-8 loss to "1

Pablo Acebedo match but lost the Seth Spector and Steven Oechel. at 15-7 overall.

we were capable," coach Mark Rosewell we had a nice year."

thought

thought

The men's

third national

tournament appearance

said.

"I

in four years

occurred after a thrilling 5-4 win over Southwest Baptist in the

North Central Regional

Final,

hosted by the University. Lucas

Ariboni's three-set victory in No. 5 singles clinched the regional

championship. In the

nal

MIAA

championships, the

men

rolled to a 5-0 semifi-

win over Truman State, only to fall 5-2 to Washburn in the It was the second consecutive year Washburn has

championship.

eliminated the University in the championship.

Jake Saulsbury led the team in wins with a 13-4 record in No. 6 singles, while

Acebedo

finished 12-3 in No. 2 singles. Lucas

Ariboni and Felipe Gennari finished with a 15-6 record in No. 3 doubles, while Saulsburv and Chris Smith, teaming for the

time together, finished 11-11 the pair

w

â&#x20AC;˘

won

in

No.

1

first

doubles. Earlier in the year,

the ITA Doubles Regional Championship,

Brett Barger

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Allison Wilson


I Complete Focus

Keen Eye

Una Gomez returns the ball against Southwest Baptist plaver. Gomez

Lisa Pendrak looks to return an

a

finished

the season with

singles record with a

2-4

record. Photo by Chris Lee

a

11-9

MIAA

incoming ball from an opponent. Pendrak held a 13-6 singles record and 4-2 record in the MIAA. Pholo bii

i

Chris Lee

OVERALL RECORD

Intense Return Carolina Amaral hits the ball in her

match against Southwest Baptist. Amaral helped the Bearcats to an overall 15-8 record with a singles

record of 8-13. Photo by Chris Lee

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TEAM EARNS FIFTH CONSECUTIVE TRIP TO NATIONALS. FALL SHORT

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singles after starting at No. 6 singles in 2006.

Missouri-Kansas

City,

where she was accepted

pharmacy program.

into the school's

"Going from No 6 to No. 1 in one year is unheard of," Rosewell said. "Her record was good, because of all the good teams we played." The women's team finished 15-8, advancing to their fifth consecutive

women suffered an opening round They reached the tournament after upsetting the North Central Regional Championship in Washburn's

national tournament. Like the

men, the

loss, falling 5-0 to Hawaii-Pacific.

Washburn

5-3 in

backyard in Topeka, Kan.

Truman

State

ended the women's bid

for

MIAA

an

upset in the quarterfinals, but rebounded to take

fifth

championship with

a 5-4

place over Fort Hays State

in a 5-1 win.

"We stubbed our

toe at the conference tournament. But things turned out well," Rosewell said.

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JORDAN

LIPIRA WHAT DO YOU THINK

DO YOU OR I

PREFER SINGLES DOUBLES PLAY?

prefer doubles because

working with someone

overcome than

play.

ABOUT WHILE PLAYING

like

else.

a greater challenge that

to

I

It's

you have

just in singles

You not only have to think

about getting the

where you should your partner

up.

ball in.

hit

It

but also

to set

TENNIS? I

tend to not

what if

I

really think

I'm actually

do,

I

get

about

doing because

more nervous and do as well.

ultimately don't

I

have to think about each point at a

time and not the overall

match.

Powerful Swing \'eronica Castilla looks to return

the ball hard over the net to her opponent. Castilla led the team

with 5-1

a 14-5 singles record.

in

MIAA

She was

play. Phoio by Chris

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Throwing Heat Pitcher

Cola

Krueger winds up

game

her pitch during a

at

home.

Krueger led the team with the most innings pitched. PJwto by

Cliris

Lee

CLOSER TO

MEGAN SIMPSON WHAT WAS YOUR GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT WHILE PLAYING FOR NORTHWEST? believe that just being

one of my greatest accomplishments,

allowed to play here at Northwest,

is

many

people strive to be college athletes, and few actually get to

do

so. I'm thankful, that

few that gets to be a college

WHAT DO YOU DO TO

PREPARE FOR A GAME?

INTO THE SOFTBALL MIND

When

I

am one

of the

athlete,

WHAT HELPS YOU GET

SET?

get ready for games, normally put my uniform on about an hour before warm ups, to start getting my mind-set ready to play, once you get the uniform on, you know it's go time. The last thing do before walk out the door, is tie my bow in my hair, jump in my car and crank the radio up, to my "pump me up" music, After I

I

I

that,

it's

just

we we WIN! before

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warming up

take the

as a team,

field..,

Together

and the

I

final

step to get ready

we Dominate. ..Together we

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AND OVERALL

MISSES

ROCKY SEASON AND 20 CANCELLED GAMES CAUSED TEAM TO MISS REGIONAL TOURNAMENT


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CLOSER

TO...

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BRANDON KIRSCH • •This

season was the

my around my

time of

friends

life

being

closest

everyday.^^

Narrow Escape Ryley

Westman

home

plate scoring a run for the

Bearcats.

with a

avoids the tag at

Westman

total of

70

hits

led the team on the season.

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Throwing Joel

for a Strike

Epiey pitches the

Emporia State the

season

batter.

with

Photo by Chris Lee

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22

ball

to

an

EpIey ended strikeouts.

Season Record


STARTING

YOUNG NEW TEAM PRODUCES WINNING RECORD AND STRONG

FRESH With 11 incoming tran.siurs and 17 new freshmen on a 42 man roster, the baseball team had

manv adjustments

to

make

Louis CommunitN' College

Meramec, was one at

of the

at

many

thought the team's struggle

the beginning of the season

had

do with the changes people had to make. Adjusting was something the new plavers had to face, but it affected the team as

"It's

a

weakness

Bush

We

weather. til

our

"We

first

from play-

JuCo team said.

"And

new guys slow down the tempo

practice a

It's

us.

It all

just takes a while to get

and compete

ing as a

to

moving forward

as an individual

that

against other plavers for positions.

"When had

I

transferred here,

I

compete against Nick PfeiBush said. "It was

to

ffer for a spot,"

really just us

and

a

little

pushing each other

friendly competition

that in the end, ter plavers

made

us both bet-

never really

Bush

felt

I

said, "I just

easily be

someone

felt

if I

was ever

else

is

mv

spot

working hard

home, the last thing you really want to do is homework." With the added pressures

making time to have outside lives, and moving forward from a slow start to the season, of school,

the Bearcats

still

finished with a

people on the team, most of the

2.0

that the players

GPA

to

be

on the team.

had

He to

was

also said

maintain a

eligible to

was

compete

a constant roller

men. Even

coaster for the

still,

John White, Bret Harvel, Brett

Westman, Ryley Westman, Brian Earners and Ben Malick were all placed on the 2007 All-MIAA teams. Whittle, Britt

Although easy for the selves

on

Westman

it

could have been

men

to pride

them-

their individual efforts,

said the

team saw them-

selves as a family. fun, but

is

games

only about 10 percent of what do,"

Bret Harvel said school

terms of wins and losses,

the season

"Playing for

too."

involved in baseball.

common, making

We

we go home and have homework waiting for us," Harvel said, "And when you get

taken because

a verv important part to staying

too."

a lot in

1

kept working on

in a slide or slacking off,

would

But

didn't take time off,"

improving because

it

harder

practice 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. almost

good thing

a

Westman thought that although there were many new Britt

guys had

comfortable

infield position.

was probablv

because

and helped make the

team better

up with school

in order to play.

my

with

a lot

of people realize.

every day and

In

work toward: adjustnew person on the team,

something

"I

Transfers and freshmen alike

lot

successful 29-24 record.

into."

little."

in

is

get to see live pitchers throwing at

work

come

said,

much you can do in a gym. really different once we finally

can tend

to

but there

lot,

player or keeping

of practice a

play

don't get outside un-

game," Westman

ha\ing a big group of to

we

than a

Everyone on the team had

a big transition

to playing here,"

team.

to start slow,

Southern teams that have nice

well.

ing in high school or a

had

to the

"We always seem

"Our guys work

said

only so

a lot to

entire

guys as

but that's mostly because

Stevie Bush, a transfer from

who

Westman

to gel along.

he didn't view having many new

right

off the bat.

St.

easy

it

FRIENDSHIPS

Westman

percent

is

said.

are

we

"The other 90

being together,

travel-

ing together, basically living with

these guys. They are easily of

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Greeks spent countless hours preparing for recruitment.

worth

it

The time and stress was

when the new members

arrived

on Bid Day. Brothers and sisters were

seen pomping to make the perfect

Homecoming marked the end

float.

of a job well

done.

Greeks

banded together, supporting

each other's philanthropy by participating

tournaments or donating time and

in

money.

All

provided a

of

the sororities and fraternities

home away from home for many

students and showed through Greek unity

New

Sisters

Left:

Roselvnn Buffa screams

anticipation for her

bid dav. Buffa

new

in

on

was the recruitment

chair of Alpha Delta

that they were closer than you think.

sisters

Pi.

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leapt

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over each

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beginning

sisterhood

end recruitment with the announcement of new members during Bid Day

Sororities

The sounds be heard

of screaming sorority

over campus, balloons

all

recruitment "Bid Day" was in

The

six

full

women

filled

the

could

"Bid

Stephens

air;

fell

a

day from past years, Bid Day

on Sept. 11 to allow for less stress and conflict

with class schedules by putting night parties over the

in

all

the longer, late

Stephens

new

said.

"Quota

which

girls,

is

for

quota of

their

each organization was 24

chosen by the number that attend

The organizations met their new members durWomen from each Greek chapter met outside the Union with signs, balloons, flowers and

ing Bid Day.

more. They began singing and chanting loudly for

new members

inside the

Union

all

to hear.

had already signed the bid cards to be delivered to the unknowing new members the night before. Standing inside the Union those new memSororities

handed

bers were

open

their bids

and

all at

once told

to

first

moment of awe the hugs and excitement The new members were then allowed to race

down the stairs of the Union and meet who they would now call sisters. Can't Wait

Sigma Kappa sisters Laura Sims and Katie Kimbraugh await the arrival of their new members. Active

members

stood outside of

the union while the

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time she would get to see her sisters in over

Gamma

month.

Chi's are

to disassociate

and give

women who have

been

themselves from their chapter

a clear vision of

guidance

to the

women go-

ing through recruitment. "I

think

it's

(Bid Day) great for the

new members

Greek life and a huge impact into something that is going to in their life and will stick with them forever," Hilde said. "Everyone remembers their bid day." Recruitment Director for Sigma Sigma Sigma, because

it's

like their

welcome

into

make

had a lot on her shoulders when it came to making sure her organization got the best women for them. To her. Bid Day is one of the most Tiffany Logue,

important and fun days of recruitment.

"My favorite part of Bid Day is when all of our new girls run down," Logue said. "I love the excitement. It is so fun see their faces and to give them and flowers and balloons. You also what organization gets which girls. It's feel like all our hard work in recruitment

their first t-shirts

their envelope.

After a

began.

meet your new sisters and and the excitement

the

girls,"

Preference Night divided by the six sororities."

the

to

ma

chosen

Abby Stephens, greek life graduate assistant, was charge of making sure recruitment ran smoothly. met

"You get

read it is what it's all about." Sigma Kappa member, Kristin Hilde, was a GamChi during recruitment. Bid Day for her marked

a

weekend.

"Five of the six sororities

said.

the culmination of joining a sorority,"

when you

days of recruitment parties began with

Moved back

is

the suspense of getting your card

swing.

Sorority Song and ended with Preference Night and

Bid Day.

Day

new members

inside. Photo by Chris Lee

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women

get to see

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Moment

Delta Zeta

member Anna Grannis

along with

her

girls

are.

anxiously

sister

await to find out

who

there

new

Songs were sung and

chants could be heard as the big

moment

arrived.

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by

Kaite

Pierce

My Mom Alpha

New

Sigma

Alpha

member,

Carrie Heifers holds a sign asking for their sororitv

Some from

new

active

mom

members break away

their sisters for girls

to get back.

weeks

to

help

A

girl

new ran to

Sister celebrates as she meets her sisters.

down

The new members

the stairs of the Union

meet the members of

sororities. Photo

their

new

by Chris Lee

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Kickball tournament a success The women gathered around the tradition. After

weeks

of hard

field in

work and

preparation for their newest

stress the

tournament was about

to

begin.

Alpha Delta

Pi sorority

wanted

to

make an impact and

create a fun

philanthropic event that the chapter could continue for years to come. The

tournament and allowed any teams

sorority decided to hold a kickball

were interested

"We had

who

to participate.

Delta Sigma Phi participate and Tau

Kappa

Epsilon, a high school

team, Sigma Kappa, Phi Mu, and Alpha Kappa Lambda," philanthropy chair

Kasey Winkler

said. "Delta

Sigma Phi won and Tau Kappa Epsilon came

in

second."

The tournament took place noon. The sorority

women

all

at

Donaldson Westside Park on Nov.

wore matching blue

shirts

11 at

and the participants

received white shirts.

"We

raised about $600 for our philanthropy which

House," Sarah Jackson

said. "It

was

a lot of fun

is

the Ronald

McDonald

and we plan on doing

it

again

is something that we want our sorority to known for in the following years. We want people to look forward to it." Each member was responsible for going and talking to local businesses

next year for sure. The tournament

be

about sponsorship. Dominos, McDonalds, Hardee's, Energizer and Hy-Vee

were

for

just a

few of the businesses

"It

was

a lot of fun putting

our

first

year,"

up and we can

it

who sponsored the event. we had a really good

together and

turnout

Jackson said. "Hopefully next year even more people show

raise

even more money.

It

really

is

a

good way

to

have fun and

support a great cause."

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Members Alpha Gamma Rho host a spoc house

for

Halloween. Other events

th(

participated in included a senior pro

and

a

park cleanup. Photo by Oiris Lee

Brothers Front Row: Martin Snell, Jarod Moenkhoff, Kyle Clayton, Jake Vossenkemper. Josh Linderman and Kyle Wehmeyer. Row 2: Nathan Hubbard, Brady

Jeremy Simmons, Jason Koch, Nathan Whitehead, Adam Bealty, Jos Waters, Jacob A. Hieronymcs, Tyler Holtz and Jeremy Palmer. Row 3: Ada: Carlson, Cody Eads, Craig Kolthoff, Jordan Harmon, Jeffrey Fries, Paul Miller,

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students

community

who

decide to join the Greek

are looking to

become more

This year that was the main goal for the

Gamma

pha

can provide a service for the community."

of Al-

pomped

College Drive during the home-

coming parade, onlookers saw an empty

trailer

fraternity chose to

spend time they would have otherwise been building a float to serving the

Gamma

tions during

Homecoming week.

Other ways the chapter found

to

become more

to get

more involved with campus

community. In the past we

been involved enough and no one

really haven't

really

to

"We

also

to host a senior citizen

found ways

campus," Clayton

said.

Peer Advisor another

members The

is

to get

women

of

prom.

more involved on

"We have

a

member who

is

a

an Ag Ambassador and some

of Interfraternity Council."

fraternity also does

highway cleanup once

a

semester along with other local duties.

help a family in need from

Hopkins Mo. and repainted "They were

ing home. They also teamed up with the

knew who

were," Clayton said.

The men chose

ing Halloween and a Thanksgiving meal for the nurs-

Rho,

of the decision not to participate in float.

"We needed

we

when we

also participated in a park cleanup

Sigma Kappa

community.

Kyle Clayton, president of Alpha

in the

effort into a float

involved included a "spook house" in Maryville dur-

The sign declared how the

and

money and

throughout Maryville with the other Greek organiza-

with

a sign.

was proud

Clayton said.

men

put the

The men

down

to paint,"

"Why

Rho.

crawling

our chapter showed up

involved.

Instead of a highly crafted, elaborately float

ity of

name

their house.

just a deserving family

and

"Our big focus

a major-

involvement and getting our

out there," Clayton said.

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Fraternity rebuilds The men

of

and renovates

Alpha Kappa Lambda

pump

the parking lot to help

their

house

fraternity gathered together in

gas and clean

windows

for their philan-

thropy.

The men

of

Alpha Kappa Lambda stood outside

gas station two days a

week

for six

hours

of

Hy-Vee by the awareness

in order to raise

for

domestic violence. AKL's philanthropy was "These Hands Don't Hurt" a non-profit organization dedicated to support shelters for battered

women and

children.

The men would help create

and hand out paper hands

tion

"Last year

we

raised $350

When

lot.

of

AKL are

this year is $600,"

may seem minute

The money goes towards

men

the

hopes of receiving donations.

and our goal

dent Steven Wilson said. "That helps out a

in

a full service gas sta-

to

flooring

and

"We

said.

it

really

not working on philanthropy, they are

new

sidewalk,

new

carpet.

"Our alumni have helped out Wilson

some but

a local shelter in Maryville."

rebuilding their house and chapter. They received a

wood lament

AKL presi-

are re-painting

a lot

and

with the rebuilding of the house,"

just trying to

make

the house like

new again."

AKL had mas

Break,

faced

some

trials in their

someone broke

into the

attempt to rebuild. Over Christ-

house and

stole

approximately

$2,500 dollars worth of equipment.

"They said.

stole

"None

some laptops and we have no

of the leads

idea

went anywhere but we

who

still

did

had

it,"

Wilson

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thing, so that set us back."

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Another year

of Mr.

Northwest

The men gathered on stage in their costumes ready to shake it for the crowd. The ladies of Alpha Sigma Alpha joined them for a musical dance number that they had rehearsed for weeks. Mr. Northwest took place on Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in PAC. It was the second consecutive year for the event. Alpha Sigma Alpha President

Megan a

Victor said putting on Mr. Northwest

was

long process but for

a

good cause.

"What we do Victor said.

$30

to

"We

is

see

sponsor so

to sponsor, that

we go around and we ask if

if it

a

guy

was

different organizations/'

Northwest and its we'd ask the baseball team

will participate in Mr.

a baseball player

$30 goes toward our philanthropy which

is

the Special

Olympics."

The competition consisted

of a talent, swimsuit

portion. Steven Perkins, a theater major,

won

and interview

the coveted

title

of

Mr. Northwest. Victor said the sorority planned on having the event annually because of its success. She said the turnout had been high and they planned on keeping the public relations up so people were aware. "The challenging part is actually finding the participants who will

go up there and actually model for hundreds of girls and organizations that come out to support the event," Victor said. "We actually created a committee to do it and appointed positions and all that kind of stuff." sorority raised approximately $500.00 for their philanthropythe Special Olympics. Victor said they rose about the same the previous sold year. All of the women also purchased Mr. Northwest T-shirts and

The

The Special Olympics

them

as well.

shirts

were $5 and

all

of the proceeds

went

to the

as well.

Victor said that the

women also helped out

at

the Special Olympics

rather than just write a check.

"We did the Special Olympics in St. Joseph last year," Victor said. "We have girls who work it so we'll have someone sing the national anthem and work the timers. We also had a few girls team up with an cool." athlete and they got to hang out with them all day, it was really

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Held 20th annual

Fall Fall

For a few days in November, the their

muscles

work

to

to

fund

men

raiser for cancer

of Delta

Chi fraternity put

support a worthy cause and create a night of

fun for University students. Delta Chi held their 20th annual Fall Fall party on Nov. 10 at their

Anyone who had purchased

fraternity house.

event was allowed the

Jimmy

V.

Fall Fall

The proceeds from the

sponsoring the

were donated

shirt sales

of the

community. The touchstone of

Chi house was covered

floor of the Delta

it

also helped

Fall Fall

was the

in collected leaves.

Members

of the fraternity spent a couple of days prior to the party going

town and raking

upwards

whose owners supported "Basically they just

from homes around Maryville

fall, all

the fraternity.

know

our guys and they

The hard work and dedication from the

said.

us to come rake

call

said. "It's pretty informal."

usually took "at least five hours" to clean

It

ter

Coe

around

Chi president Corbin Coe said they raked

leaves. Delta

of 100 bags of leaves this

their leaves,"

to

Cancer Foundation, the Delta Chi national philanthropy.

not only supported the cancer foundation;

members

out

in.

a shirt

and friendship, two

up

after the party,

fraternity

of the group's cornerstones,

Coe

showed charac-

between the brothers.

For Coe, the best part about being a Delta Chi brother

was the

di-

versity of the people.

"We have guvs from everywhere," Coe thing.

said despite the

house, the brothers

"We have by to 'sell'

especially

and walks

of

drawbacks of the condition

who make up

far the oldest

our house, so

'Selling' the

was

"We've

just got every-

We've got small town people, big town people."

Coe

hard

said.

we

the fraternity

made

house up here," Coe 'sell'

Chi

of the Delta it

worth

said. "It's

it.

kind of

our people."

people of Delta Chi fraternity was easy for Coe,

who

proud of having diverse brothers from different races

life. It

was easy

to see that Delta

Chi upheld

its pillar

of

friendship through the companionship between the brothers.

"Nobody's ever alone/' Coe

said. "There's

always someone to hang

out with."

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Brothers raise

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for

Camp

Quality

Delta Sigma Phi, like other Greek organizations at the University participate in philanthropic events. ever,

have chosen

15, this year

nament hosted by Delta Sigma

summer camp

of Delta

Sigma Phi how-

philanthropy that helps children.

a

Held on March

The men

for children

"It is instilled in

marked the fourth annual

Phi.

Proceeds benefited

Softball tour-

Camp

Quality, a

with cancer.

our fraternities beliefs to do something for the com-

munity," said fraternity president, Kevin Compton.

The men charged

a fee per

Players then received a T-shirt

team

to participate in the

tournament.

and spent the afternoon playing multiple

games.

Sponsorships collected by the fraternity from various community businesses covered the cost of the T-shirts and helped provide even

more money

"We go of our

Camp

to

to all the

Greek organizations weeks before

upcoming tournament

team or make

a donation.

Maryville," said

The

in

hopes that they

will

to

inform them

put together a

We also post flyers around campus

and

Compton.

fraternity

to register

began

Quality.

can usually expect anywhere from eight to 10 teams

with 12 people each. The double elimination tournament

at 8 a.m.

and ran

until

one team was

left

standing.

Delta Sigma Phi plans to continue their four-year tradition.

"WeTl keep doing contribution," said

The men

it

as long as

Camp

Quality continues to take our Close Proximity

Compton.

also hosted a three-point shoot out to benefit the

Dimes foundation and

participated in various

March

Red Cross blood

of

drives.

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Sisters replace

service

and fraternities were spending the majority October building floats and pomping, Delta Zeta decided to take a While most

of

homecoming with

sororities

different route.

amongst Greek organizations. Building a float, making a banner and doing skit were and just some of the activities. All of these things took a lot of time Participating in

Homecoming had been

a tradition

money, money that Delta Zeta did not have. "Basically what happened was neither us or the AGR's (Alpha

Gamma

Rho) had enough money

to actually

make

a big float," Jessica

Patterson, Delta Zeta president said. "We both kind of agreed on doing of so many community service hours which we're still in the process

doing."

The women of Delta Zeta spent five hours doing community service work each semester and eight mandatory hours. The goal was to get 200 community service hours finished. Patterson said she thought the chapter would increase the hours they were supposed to do. The women spent the hours helping out the Maryville community Eugene

Field Elementary, the

and volunteering

at

Humane

and many other

Society

"Basically whatever

Patterson said.

went

to

"I

know

we could

places.

do, like walking dogs at the shelter,"

a few of our girls

and boys (Alpha

Hopkins Mo. and painted houses

and do it." The women would

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for

Gamma Rho)

people that weren't able

to get out

hold their annual "Turtle Tug" philanthropy event in April. Patterson said whoever wanted to participate could still

whether they were Greek or

not.

we raised $500.00 and it goes to speech and hearing," Patterson said. "I know AGR's and the ADPi's (Alpha Delta Pi) did it last year. A lot of people don't participate but donate money because "Last spring

it's

in

during their formal. They don't want to get

all

dressed up and slide

green gunk." Patterson said that despite a financial set back the sorority would

participate in

Greek Week

in

March and hopefully

in

Homecoming

next year. "It

(Homecoming) ultimately depends on

if it's

in our budget,"

Homecoming Chair and it would be Homecoming is overrated anymore."

Patterson said. "I'm also the

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Bunny Gino Bueno poses wit some of the kids that showed up for th Easter Egg Hunt put on by Phi Dell Easter

Theta. The event held in Beal Park drew

crowd

Active Brothers

New

Front Row: Sean Gundersen, Nathan Manville, Pat Mclnvale, Kyle Nelson,

Front Row: Mike Jenkins,

and Ryan Thomas. Row 2: John Lee, Tyler Gilleland, Wesley Miller and Xander Jobe. Row 3: Ryan Gessner, Logan Galloway, Eric Pabst, Chris Diekmann, Chris Marasco and Sean Foster. Back Row: Marcus Benzel, Scotty Stockman, Andrew Brown, Jason Kieffer, Alex Drurv, Josh Hensley and Chris Lee.

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Chapter worked on adding new events

to

agenda

was something that wanted to accomplish during the year. The chapter was fairly new and the men that created it at the University in 2003 had all graduated. New and young faces had to step up Building numbers and holding onto traditions

the

men

of Phi Delta Theta

and provide leadership. The philanthropy for the men was the ALS Foundation, which was also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The men held annual ALS walks in the past but decided to do something a little different for the year's walk. Nathan Manville, president of Phi Delta Theta, said that a member came up with an idea to hold a concert after the ALS walk. "In the past years our ALS walk has been okay but, now its time that we think we need to take the next step," Manville said. The concert was to be held directly after the walk and be open to all students. The planning consisted of contacting bands, finding a venue and getting the word out. Another event that the chapter started was an Easter Egg Hunt. The fraternity wanted to reach out towards the community by hosting an egg hunt open for everyone ages 12 and under. The chapter contacted the Mayor for approval. "The city of Maryville is backing us so the Mayor is helping sponsor and allowing us to use the park," Manville said. Other events at the egg hunt were to include concession sales and a raffle. All of the proceeds were to go to the ALS Foundation and Lou Gehrig's disease. Donations were also collected from businesses this,

around town. Recruitment was another aspect of the year for the chapter. They handed out more bids after the spring rush than they did during the fall rush. "I

to

think that

it

was tough because

be going down," Manville

By holding events cert,

Greek

life

trends seems

said.

like the Easter

they hoped that their

nationally

Egg hunt and the ALS walk/ con-

name was going

to

be out in the public more

so that people would recognize them. "It's

time for us to take the next step

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bonds through outings

women of the Greek community

For

This year Phi

Mu chose to

"Sisterhood

is

Mu

their sorority

spend time building that

is

a sisterhood.

sisterly

the whole reason you join a sorority

and

bond. I

think

we

Samantha Flinn. The chapter chose many new bonding activities to help build sisterhood. They held a chapter retreat where the women participated in a scavenger hunt, made cards to send to other organizations and lost that focus," said social chair,

spent a

time together.

lot of quality

They also designated time during weekly meetings for chapter development giving one another compliments and words of encouragement. "It if

just brings us all closer together.

you need anything," said

You know they are there

for

you

Flinn.

new members to the executive board helped bring the change and new ideas of how to build sisterhood. Flinn says

New Hangar

to the

chapter this year was a sisterhood movie outing at the

women treated themselves women extra bonding time. the The

in Maryville.

show. Dinner gave

to a

dinner theater

"We have dinner together first so we can chat and the movie is a we can spend more time together," said chapter member,

nice extra and

Brittany Gillett. Gillett says events like "It's

what being

movie night are very important

in a sorority

Galactic Bowling

is all

to a sorority.

about," Gillett said.

was another sisterhood event Phi

Mu

chose

to

help build their bonds.

"Bowling was a just crazy

lot of fun.

and had a

really

A

lot

of the girls

good time,"

went and everyone was

Gillett said.

Homecoming events, which are another way the women can get to know one another. By being a clown or walker in the parade the members get lots of extra

Many

of the chapter

members

participate in

time together as well. "It all

helps the

girls realize

why

they are here.

It's

more then

just

the social aspects," Flinn said.

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Row: Abby Browning, Megan Thomas, Jennifer Watson, Robyn Thorn's, Natalie More, Melanie Rogers and Kelsev Luers. Row 2: Lauren Wilson, 'lattie Hans, Jessica House, Jessica Peak, Katie Bode, Kelsev Rosborough 'nd Brook Shultz. Row 3: Samantha Flinn, Morgan Sobbe, Lvndsie Wheeler, llallary Herring, Lynezey Hedge, Amy Julian, Erin Holm, Brigette Havard |"id Catie Young. Back Row: Cambrin Cobb, Sara Neville, Denise Lancey, 'rin Loges, Lydia Farmer, Leann Baker, Lauren Raveill, Amv Niederee, EmKlassen, Lindsey Schultz, Mallory Johnson and Valerie Breault. ront

New Sisters Front Row: Chelsea

Amundson, Ashley

Rich, Erin Johnson, Meredith

Troutwine, Francesca Belfonte and Mackenzie Glidewell.

Row 2:

Sara Jobe,

Andrea DiMiceli, Savannah Jennings, Erin Mulligan, Tanva Burgess, Jessica Freund, Halev Graves and Katie Mever. Back Row: Kristen Guest, De\in Aaron, Hannah Nazthway, Cara Livengood, Katie Stark, Kelsi Jo Franklin, Samantha Kapp and Katherine Peterson.

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Vande

Active Brothers Row 1: Drew Moberlv, Rvan Smith, Brandon Moore, Kyle Thorpe,

Adam

Watson and Matt Oyler. Row 2: Michael Lockwood, Jeff Norris, Marshall Goldstein, Logan Campbell, Garrett Sutton, Andrew Nolker and Cody Riley. Row 3: Kyle Carpenter, Kylor Cone, Mac Mohi, Kevin Norris, Ryan Parkhurst, Nathan Goldstein and Zach Jason.

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New Brothers Row 1: Nicholas

Lampa, Robert Lindsay, Tommy Calia, Brad Wenz, Tyler Hamblen, Rob O'Doherty and Casey Dupree. Row 2: Cris Drake, Jared White, Eric Smith, Kevin Bruns, Jacob Vernetti, Alex Bryant,

and

Justin

Wehmeyer.

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Sigma^K^a

Phi

Aid Fraternity donates to Planet weeks following winter Sigma break, the members of Phi Kappa joined together with fellow students and organizations to In the

show how much they cared

for

- 2000 pounds," Parkhurst said. "I

hours put into

went

a Phi Sigma Kappa sponsored funding campus wide clothing and

money

for Planet

on bringing help

to

people in developing countries. for Planet Aid used donations education,

community growth and

HIV/ AIDS programs in Africa, Asia and Central America. Ryan Parkhurst was in charge large of the drive and showed

amounts

of

enthusiasm towards

being involved in raising

money

for the charity. "It's

said. "It

a lot of fun," Parkhurst helps out a lot of children,

especially in

needy countries."

Parkhurst explained

in

and secondhand

New York. The

later

donated

the

toys collected

clothes, shoes

were sold at

how

stores

proceeds were

to Planet

Aid

to

support their causes. Phi Sigma

Kappa

first

did the

decided clothing drive in 2007 and successful the to do it again due to

goods they collected. weighed exactly one ton

amount ieed Clothes

1

"It hi

Sigma Kappa held

ilrive

,,;,|lins

of

to

Roberta Hall

to collect

sacks of clothes that sorority women generously donated.

Members then

sorted donated

items and loaded them onto

Aid, a non-profit organization that focused

it."

The fraternity set collection boxes around campus and also

strangers in need.

drive to raise

we had about 500 man

think

trucks to ship to a collecting facility.

Parkhurst said they planned to

make

the clothing drive one

annual philanthropy projects, which included a

of their

highway clean-up. They also bought gifts for and spent time Home, with children at the Noyes Mo., an orphanage in St. Joseph, season. during the Christmas

"Our organization is all about philanthropy and aid," Parkhurst^^ help out people." The clothing drive not only benefited people in developing

said.

"We

like to

the countries. Being a part of eyes of charity event opened the

Phi Sigma Kappa members. not just "It helps us learn to think about ourselves, but to

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New Sisters

Row 1:

Mercedez Lopez, Andrea Rose, Melissa Watson, Kassie Kuiper, Kristin RemSharp, Kourtnie Paules, Brittany Shaw, Susie Koll, Emily White and Ashley Miller. Row 2: Molly Hansen, Nicole Cannavo, Mallory Atcheson, Tori Hagelsteir Abby Hood, Kendra Woodall, Liz Jambor, Ashley Craft, Amy Schafer, Ashlea Pales and Amber Howerton.

Jen Vauricek, Lindsey Cracraft, Cara Hood, Sarah Simmelink, Lauren Merle,

Kustka and Jessica Range. Row 2: Deidra Heineman, All Clausen, Nicole Swaney, Emily Roche, Brooki Roberts, Haley Balzer, Katie Hohnstein, Cynthia Malone, Katie Kimbrough, Kelsie Ivers and Lauren Baker. Row 3: Jaclyn McClain, Emily Dugan, Amanda Meirhoff, Laura Simms, Jessica Hall, Katie Stollar, Chelsea Huggins, Jessica Velder, Nikki Welborn, Eryn Walters and Crystal Wallace. Row 4: Jessica Plymel, Amanda Gumm, Sara Coleman, Ashley Phillips, Kristin Hilde, Sarah Robinson, Rhiannan Stumpf, Shelby Godwin, Jessica Hanneman, Kodi Moore, Amanda Tinker and Dena Wagner.

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UK Soccer tournament and highway clean up The

ladies of the

Sigma Kappa

"Recruitment

is

a blast,"

of several "Continuous

Open

sorority spent yet another busy

Sigma Kappa member Lauren

Recruitment" events. During these

numerous programs and community service. Some of their more noted

Baker

C.O.R. programs, the sorority

overwhelming

contributions included their

all

annual soccer tournament during

well.

school vear involved in

the

fall.

Proceeds from the soccer

tournament went benefit research

directly to

the girls also participated in doing

up portions

of

the nearby highway 71.

As

usual, Bid day

was

filled

with

new members being

welcomed

to

Sigma Kappa

just

outside the Student Union. There, a colorful sea of existing

members

held up encouraging signs and

cheered they

for their

new

came running

sisters as

out.

and

little

with

all

activities,

but

It

was

sought out and initiated several

new members

in addition to those

gained from the

fall

semester.

"We're really proud of

also really cool to see

how

every single one of our sisters

is

an existing member)."

very unique from one another,"

During the spring, Sigma

Baker says in regards

her

to

Kappa along with the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity

passionate about things like

participated in the annual Senior

athletics

Prom

Center.

The

proved

to

for

enthusiastically (and loudly)

at first

a

of the girls adjusted really

Citizen

with plenty of excitement,

it's

recruitment from the other side

for

Alzheimer's disease. In addition,

their part to clean

of the events

(as

and treatment

said. "I think

at

traditional event

be of

both the

the local Senior

much enjoyment

and the Senior met with.

girls

Citizens they

All Senior citizens of the

community were

invited

and the

sisters.

"But we're also

Proud of

its

individualism, yet

incredibly united as a sisterhood,

the girls of

Sigma Kappa proved

night included plenty of music,

themselves

the University

and queen. The springtime consisted

very

and academics." As another school year wound down, the sorority found its goal of becoming more widely known across campus a reality.

dancing and even the crowning of a king

all

to

be a great value to

and the community

they serve.

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Throwing Pies Sigma Phi Epsilon members throw pies each others faces to raise

money

philanthropy. Their philanthropy

Down Syndrome in

honor of

in

for their is

the

Guild of Kansas City

their advisor's son. Photo by

Jeremiah Wall

Brothers

Drew Butler, KC Collins, Blake Adams, Phil Lang, Christopher Zach Crutchfield, Brent Ussary and Jared Buckman. Row 2: David Carpio, Michael Bertken, Chris Synder, Bryan Bowen, Jesse Peno and John Fritz. Row 3: Chris Pflugradt, Ryan Capps, Benjamin Rex, Colby Snyder, Front Row: Pettier,

Travis Overhue, Garrett Young, Brian Cronstrom,

Andrew

Linafelter,

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men

tradition, tlie

Sigma Phi Epsilon mixed long hours, pies and

to

of

a fa-

Down Syndrome eryone has to the

miliar playground toy with the desire to help others.

Sigma Phi Epsilon members took turns riding teeter totter continuously for 72

coming week, ending

starting

hours during

a

Home-

on Wednesday morning and

after the parade.

Each member see-sawed

a

hours, usually in one-hour shifts.

total of three

parade. The seesaw stayed at the Sigma Phi Epsilon

hours on Thursday. From 11 a.m.

Howe

faster tier

and were the most

said the

downside

fun.

"No matter how

we

nice the weather

get the teeter totter out,

it

an hour.

men

the

Down Syndrome

Guild of Kansas

money

City, a

from previous years. The fraternity decided change

to

change

to

their philanthropy after their adviser's child

lot of

fraternal

life,"

that event because

really signifies

president Christopher Pottier said. "Ev-

to

help out during

members

stay

commu-

of the

on sometimes, but

fun and people look forward to

it

it is

a

every year,"

ent kind of philanthropy," and Pottier agreed. "That's the best experience of

it

snow,

Howe said. One thing that made the event so memorable was its uniqueness. Howe liked that it was a "differ-

was born with Down syndrome.

"We picked

also praised other

"It's difficult to

$800 from the pie-throw-

the minute

unfavorable weather conditions. The Sigma Phi Epsi-

nity for their strong support.

for shifts

is,

starts to sleet,

Tau Kappa Epsilon was eager

campus

ing and T-shirt sales. They donated the

was the

rain," Pottier said.

other

fraternity collected

However, he and Pot-

of the early shifts

lon

The

up quicker

than the daytime ones because they seemed to go

was brought outside the Student Union, where

of 30 minutes to

back

said surprisingly

shifts filled

totter

it

like to give

community."

enough, the early morning

for three

to 2 p.m., the teeter

leaders volunteered to ride

still

cold.

throughout the week and during the

house during the 72-hour period, except

good time, but we

a

Philanthropy chair Jim

For a dollar, on-lookers could throw a pie in the riders' faces

Guild

it,

doing something

different," Pottier said.

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^^^Sigm£Tau^amn Fraternity focuses The men

of

Sigma Tau

on IFC regulations Gamma

Gamma worked hard to

earn respect throughout campus and receive recogni-

to raise

tion for their fraternity.

The

Sigma Tau spring to

ognized

Gamma worked hard throughout the

become an

fraternity.

ary period to see

"We have

if

hiterfraternity Council (IFC) rec-

The men were under a probationthey met

all

vote on

it,"

Sigma Tau

lowell said. "If

same

it

then

we would have

all

Greek Barbecue for potential

in the fall

the

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boy that has

chair every year because he keeps a

new

one.

He

has cerebral

all

concession stand that week went toward

to

be

filled

with

activities.

"This past

everything figured out with to

a

our char-

went well with IFC and that the following year would

and have an open house

be doing ev-

Despite their focus being on IFC, Sigma Tau

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new wheel

is for

for

Hallowell said the fraternity hoped everything

erything else that the other fraternities do/' Hallowell said.

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Hallowell said. "The charity

made

to participate in the

IFC and then next year we are going

around $8,000 every year

raise

through Saturday and Sunday. The money that they

not participate in Greek Week. to get

for the chapter.

"WHEELS."

new members. The members decided

"We're trying

"WHEELS."

The members worked the concession stand

benefits as the other fraternities."

The men would be able

NASCAR in April

philanthropy

was an annual event

trip

to get a

and then they

Gamma president Shane Hal-

we made

for their

to

palsy and the fund raiser helps pay for that."

and do what they

(IFC) say for the rest of the semester

money

"We ity,"

planned on going

on growing and needs

IFC requirements.

to follow the rules

still

fall

we just

did mini-float with Alpha

we are particiHomecoming except

Delta Pi," Hallowell said. "Next year

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Sigma Tau

Gamma

attention

on

brothers focus their

Interfraternitv

Council

regulations throughout the year.

Members

decided

to

pass on

some

of the

events fraternities participated

in.

main Photo

by Chris Lee

Combined

Effort

Sigma Tau

Gamma

float

during the

brothers pull their

Homecoming

parade.

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Money Amy Circello with a member of the BrisI Raising

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Nursing raised

The

sorori

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New

Front Row: Nisha Bharti, Melissa Sides, Sarah Fowler, Ashlie Pugh, Kaley

Front Row: Sena Moore, Michelle Hernandez, Brittni Steding,

Johnson,

Amy

Circello

Race, Melissa Reese,

Amanda

and Grace Baker.

Megan

Row

2:

Hannah Boehner,

Kristina

Childs, Kelsey Bower, Lindsev Avitt, Erin Bing,

Andrea Hastert and Ashley Krieger. Row 3: Hannah Manning, Melissa Anderson, Monica Peterson, Tesia Jordan, Kaitlyn Fritz, Kristin Pond, Brittni Kastelic, Katie Starr, Krista Thompson and Stefani Reed. Back Row: Megan Tilk, Sarah Knudsen, Kelsey Stuff, Jennie Bolyard, Preston,

Kayla Warner, Seabrin Stanley,

and Kelly Copeland.

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Amy Allen

Sisters

O'Connor and Bryanna Carnes. Row

2:

Meghan

Ashlev Asbury, Kelsey McKeever,

Brittney Wagner, Erin Norris, Katie Overlon, Shelbie Light and Paige McPherson. Back Row: Shae Gillum, Autumn Aisney, Christina Shoff, Allison Hook, Sara Brungardt, Jess Bruce, Nichole Beckman and Jaime

Redmond.


noa Sigma Sigma Sisters host carnival to raise The women the Greek and

of

Sigma Sigma Sigma

know

getting to

This year marked the

this year, they put the

the community.

Women

Carnival.

first

for disabled

known throughout

sorority are

campus community. However

more towards

focus

money

Sigma Sigma Sigma

of

volunteered their time to host a three-hour event for adults with disabilities

throughout the community.

The women

set

up games

like

bean-bag

toss, a

candy walk,

a bal-

loon race, face painting and more. For three hours they took turns as-

through the various games.

sisting the participants "It's

important for us

nity," said president of

"Plus this

was

to

be involved and

to get out into the

a great

chance

commu-

Amy Circello.

Sigma Sigma Sigma,

them an experience working

to give

with others outside of the Greek community," Circello added.

The idea active

was brought

member during a weekly

carnival in

"We is

for a carnival

to the entire

chapter by an

women plan

meeting. The

to host a

upcoming years.

new

are always looking for

a big part of

who

our

women

things to do and

service

are in this chapter," Circello said.

Other events the chapter participated in

munity service included spending time dogs, playing bingo at Bristol

community

this year to

at the

humane

provide com-

society walking

Manner Nursing Home, highway cleanup

and more.

The chapter year.

also hosts

two of

their

own

Jumping For Robbie raised money

philanthropy events each

for the

Robbie Page Memorial

Foundation which went towards children's play therapy. The also hosted a

sorority

memorial

Karen Hawkins and Stephanie Schmidt, two

women who were murdered by hate

Every year each

community

"We

for

member

of the sorority completes over 60 hours of

just

want everyone

to

know

there

is

more

to a sorority

than

said.

"Giving back to the community

who

pus is just one way we can give thanks." Megan Tilk â&#x20AC;˘

crimes years ago.

service.

meets the eye," Circello

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women

has done so

much d

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cam-

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Hosted Josephine Collective concert Josephine Collective, a band based out of Kansas City, came to Maryville twice this year for fund-raiser parties at the house of Tau

Kappa

Epsilon. All proceeds

ciation,

which included the

T-shirt created

by the

went

to the

cost of admission

fraternity. This

the concert for the fund-raiser and Ian

Denney was

was the

hoped

to

and the option first

do

it

to

men

year the

buy

hosted

again next year.

band member and got the band

a friend of a

a

to play

house.

at the

"We had them went

American Alzheimer's Asso-

good association," Denney

to a really

planned

for

(Josephine Collective) play earlier this year and

months and got our

said.

it

"Our second party was

publicity out several

weeks

in

advance

and we got an amazing turnout." The second party included an opening band, Rockesh hour

for a half

to

prep the crowd for Josephine Collective. The main

singer of the band, Dylan DeVoe,

was

excited that they got to play at

again and even more excited about having an opening

TKE house

the

that played

band. "Naturally,

Voe

said. "But

it's I

great to play at huge venues

and big concerts," De-

love playing at smaller parties like this for friends.

It's

always insane." 'Insane'

would be one

of the

trying to describe the concert.

first

words that come

to

mind when

Over 300 people showed up

Kappa Epsilon house. The band played

for

at the

Tau

an hour and a half and

left

the crowd near deaf and hoarse.

was one

"This

was even so

w

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greeks

much

of the biggest parties we've ever had,"

better since

fun doing

Danny

Schill

we were

able to turn

it

into a

Denney

fund

raiser

said. "It

and have

it."

d

Allison Wilson


'ap.1 I.

Roach Rocks im'mbiTS

of

T.m

Kapp.i

l-.p>ilon

ironi

band Josephine Collective Kansas City. The band plaved at

Iheir

house

'uui,i;lU

llic

ihilanlhropv,

to

raise

money for their AssocMtum

Alzheimer's

ctive Brothers

New

Row: Brooks Swanson, Vince Tobin, Kvle Andrew, Michaei Russell, am Hill, Jon Guyer and Jordan Lenger. Row 2: Alan Kreifels, Dan Stava, cnneth Hamilton, Brandon Gregersen, Kevin Postlethwait, Ian Denney, I ;: Hansen and Jake Wightman. Back Row: Robert Creason, Casey Kuska, .m Peitzmeier, Tommy Hester, Lance Fowler, Dan Scheuler, Kevin Inman u1 Thomas Oliva and Dvlan Scobee.

Front Row: Ethan Merrigan, Kenneth Tanner, Michael Hulgan and

ront

Brothers

Row

Thomas

Zheer Ibrahim, Patrick Jones, Brandon Barney, Austin Murtens, Todd Sexton and Tyler Schubert. Row 3: Derek Tapps, Jimmy Carrington, Jordan Gooch, David Ebke, Gary Still, Tommy Strond, Jake Jenkins and Brandon Meseberg. Back Row: Alex Grav, Stephen Roe, Robbie Williams, Seth Wade, Alex Smith, Tom Moore, Thatcher Hilyard, Devin Richardson, Codv Baldridge and jack Buckner. Hutchison.

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groups


Organizations

sored

activities

campus spon-

across

and programs for students

to enjoy throughout the yean

The year

brought new organizations to the University

and growth to established ones.

Student Senate held numerous meetings about the phasing out of cartoon Bob-

by Bearcat.

Newly formed for Animal

Northwest Advocates

Awareness

held "Dog Days," an

event where students got to know their

professors and their dogs. Bearly Christmas

These events brought students and

Student Activities Council sponsored a free bears-to-build Left:

activity in the

their organizations together for a

common

who

hadn't

Christmas also

Union for students completed their

shopping.

had the option

to

Students

donate their

creation. Plwto by Chris Lee

cause and helped make the campus closer

Bearcat Bangles Above: Megan Sheeley admires the

than you

jewelry table at the Bearcat Craft

think,

Shop.

National

Residence

Hall

Honorary sponsored the event that was held in the Station. Photo by

w

Kylie

Guier

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Katie Pierce

Jessica

Nelson

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i

offering real world exposure

Portfolio

Ad

Ink

Review

members

attend a portfolio review

Ad Club The University sent the largest group to the career day and Jacquie Lamer received an award for recruiting so session during the Kansas City

Career

manv

students to attend. Photo courtesy of

Jacquie

Q A

Dav-

Lamer

What are

I

the goals of Adink?

Provide a means to learn about the advertising, marketing, broadcasting, interactive industries and provide I

networking opportunities

Q A

Q A

What range

of majors are

Advertising,

IDM, marketing, broadcasting and public

I

I

What

I

members

of AdInk-

types of events/activities does

is it

solely advertising majors or is there a variety?

AdInk partake

relations.

in each year?

At our monthly meetings, professionals come to discuss their specialties. We provide a bus to the Kansas City Ad Club Career Day and Off-Broadway Tour where people are divided by their specialty and given tours of several organizations in Kansas City. Networking over lunch with industry professionals occurs during lunch at both events. I

Q A

What opportunities does AdInk provide for

I

Opportunites to be exposed to the

I

hire

'real

the future?

world' and professionals working in Kansas City

members.

AdInk Hannah Bower, Amanda Phares, Mallory Parker and Back Row: Jacquie Lamer, Derick Cunigan, Alex Raymond and Monahan.

Front Row: Sarah Sauer, Jessica Alvarez. Jessica

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groups

who

could potentially


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l)in>;frldor

and

I

lyJu, lir.wuli)n Ihurm.in, AilruMini' Cunninj^hani, Sam.inlh.i

D.ivid

li.islurla.

Row

2:

Mark

llcfniT, |fssie Terrell,

Konald McConimons and Ryan Twellmann, Back Row: Travis Stephen Eschenbach, Jonathan Stelzer and Anthony Jackson. •

helped the Missouri Department of Conservation with annual 2-1

Michael Hilger,

T'avlor,

Paul Wagner,

statistics

highwav clean-ups per year

summoned

hy the University for three nights to watch lor bats entering and

exiting the Administration building •

volunteer several hours

at

Squaw Creek

National Wildlife Refuge

Accounting Society Front Row: Steve Ludwig, Michelle Bjorland, Sean hosier and Malea Young. Back

Row: Stephanie Gaines, Cindy Austin and Addle Hondurant.

make

help students

sponsored annual

a connection within the accounting profession

emplovers and encourage members sponsored bv the Missouri Society of Certified Public

field trips to visit potential

to participate in activities

Accountants

Alliance of Black Collegians Front Row: Janae Harvey, Elisha Watson-Gittings, Brent Rice, Keona Johnson

and Anthony DuPree. Row 2: Marisha Gaines, Rachel Lewis, Karlv Haines, Tiara Webb, Destiny Fountain, Christina Ewing, Roneisha Smith, Tomeva Baker and Ashley Emory. Back Row: Cherece Milton, Shamika Murrell, Dana Brown, Tsakane Baloyi, Brittanv Hogan, Anissa White, Sheena Howard, losha Landrv and Tierra Desso. the voice of the African-American students

helped bring some understanding discussion with authorities here on

Alpha

Psi

to the

on campus

shooting on campus bv holding a panel

campus

Omega

Front Row: Michelle Trester and Russell Langdon. Back Row: Jefferv Tallev, Eric

Niece and Douglas

^

Siers.

put on a children's show, Beautv Is a Beast on December 8 during Christmas break thev toured local elementary schools involved with other service projects.


THE GROUPS

benefits of Asian culture

Dancing Delight

ASA members dance during the ASA Dinner on November

4th

Annual

17.

Photo courtesty of Marsha Jennings

Q A

What activities does ASA sponsor? Our biggest event throughout the school year is our annual dinner that we host every fall semester. This is one of the most popular and significant events among all the multicultural activities on campus. Highlights of the dinner include performances, music, games, dance and authentic Asian cuisine. We hold free Japanese lessons to anyone who is interested in learning I

I

Japanese and

its

We also went to

As our community service, we do highway cleaning and pick up the humane society in town for the first time last year to walk the dogs. culture.

trash.

Q What are some benefits of being in ASA? A ASA is not a really big organization, but threfore, we believe we create a family-like I

I

atmosphere.

ASA is

a place

well as exchange their

where students can

own cultures. We

get together to develop

good relationships

as

are also able to learn a lot of different languages such as

Indonesian, Chinese, Japanese and Mongolian.

Q

Who can be a member and how can someone get involved? A ASA is made up mostly with Asian students, but anyone members from United States. I

I

Asian Student Association Front Row: Pei-Kai Hsu, Miki Uemura, Shuhei Sano and Aya Asai. Row 2: Sarah Rowan, Haruna Nakamura, Ryan Arief, Yumiko Kinoshita, Saki Ikiyama and Kei Nakao. Back Row: Brandon Swartz, Kyohei Oguma, Tsukasa Ishizu, Tomoyoshi Yosliimura, Hiroki Uchiyama, Tomoko Koga and Stephanie Hurd.

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is

welcome

to join.

We

do have


American Association of Petroleum Geologists Inml Row: lohn \I,ison

.ijul

I'i)pi',

l.mu's

I

Aiii.ind.i

K\an Sullivan and Lisa

Smith,

K.itli.irini' J.Kolis,

Aslik'v

l.c>;i'r,

Back Kciw: Andrew Allen, JoPiithan Bennett,

liiki'V

Brady,

Vanliiher,

promoted all aspects of the study of the geosciences, especially as petroleum, natural gas and other energy mineral resources •

Tracc'V Bill

advanced the professional well heingof

it

relates to

members

its

American Choral Directors Association Front Row; Stephanie Keen, laura

lav, Danielle laDue, Kale Valuck, Whiltney Wilson and Chacev Steen. Back Row: Melissa C.av, Samuel Dollins, Andrew Sanders, Andrew Rembecki and Anne Keefhaver. I

"2 scoops

and a serenade" at Baskin Robbins where people were able to get two cream and a song, sung buv the members of ACDA choral reading day, where high schools and their teachers came to campus and sight read music •

scoops of

ice

American Marketing Association Front Row: Lindsay Jarquio and Katie Thudium, Back Row: Will Daniels and

Amanda

Tinker.

pounds

collected 300

of food benefitting the Ministry Center

held Karaoke for a Cause, which raised over $600 for the Abrielle Neff

Foundation

American Sign Language Club Front Row:

Row

2:

Amy Wackernagle, Teela Langloss, Jenny Harrison and Megan Gehrke.

Kristen Gray, Jessica Waller,

Megan

Melloy, Katherine Meyers and DeLinda

Huff. Back Row: Alena Derks, Alissa Caltrider, Brittany Curtis, Danille Ewing,

Danielle Ritter and Kelli Petereit.

signed the National

Anthem

at a football

game

put on a children's workshop signing showcase where

Amnesty

members

of the club

and sign classes sign songs

International

Front Row: Jennifer Croskrey, Jennifer McKee, Kenneth Tanner and Jacquelyn Lohse. Back Row: Dustin Boone, Tara

sponsored a

v\'rite-a-thon

Estell,

Shay Flanagan and Dustv- Mullin.

where they made cards

encouragement for prisoners and other basic legal rights Uganda showing the documentary "Invisible of

of conscience, those held without charges, lawyers

raised awareness of child soldiers in

Children" •

performed

at a

spring benefit concert and The Vagina Monologues

Anime Club Front Row: Rachel Sloan, Damon Ross, Thomas Clark, James Black, Sarah Rowan and Stephanie Hurd. Row 2: Arielle Bisoglio, Alexandria Bradford, Katherine McFerran, Jason Johnson, Creston Lambert, Kelsey Brownley and Amberlea Loudon. Back Row: Brienne Murphy, Matt Bowman, Kidjchai Yingsery, Jonathan Stelzer, Adam Palmer, Eric Stockard, Tommy Hanna, Amanda Werner and Eric Portiner.

raised

monev

to

send members

to

anime conventions

groups

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Association for Computing Machinery Front Row: A. Sved, K.

Singh

Row

2; S.

J.

and McDonald, D. D. Sripada, A. Thati, M.

Pahl, B. KondapalH, A, Crawford, A. Redding, A. I'ryor, A. Baker

Masabathiila, D. Neela,

].

Ravirajan, M.Rayabarapu, M.

Rameshvvaram, K. Gaggenapally, R. Bondalapati, A. Bell, D. Reisig, Sajja, H. Dodda, S. Korrapati and R. Talasila. Row 3: R. Thallapeli, V. Kasarapu, B. Rockhold, M, Subraman, K. Santosh, P. Nagalla, S. Konda, A. Bandi, A. Jujjavarapu, A. Joginipelly, S. Yada, S. Chirala and N. Mudemala. Row 4: R, Jana, R. Myneni, R. Kunisetty, S. Kalidindi, S. Muvva, M. Perur, S. Choppa, P Jangam, G. Vepur, A. Sunchu, S. Hayath and P. Heeler. Back Row: P Thatikonda, R. Maru, T. Cheruthuruthil, J. Byrraju, S. Rama, V. Kosaraju, B. Kohir, S. Vemuri, K. Kancharia, K. Kanuganti, V, Peruri, K. Peesari, P. Veloori, ]. Cha and S. Anreddy. •

annual barbecue

members

welcome back students programming contests sponsored by the national

in the fall to

participate in

ACM organization

Bearcat Football Ambassadors RoAnne Solheim, Amy McCormack, Morgan Sobbe, Annie Mack, Cynthia Malone and Hannah Boehner. Back Row: Jessica Plymell, Ashley Phillips, Front Row:

Toni Baldwin, formally

Smith, Kristin Hilde, April Biggerstaff and

Mandy

known

Megan

Tilk.

as Sweethearts

dedicated to supporting Bearcat Football players

sent letters to families of players about their player's accomplishments •

organize tailgate for every

decorate the locker

room

home game

to

show

their support

Baptist Student

Union

Front Row: Hollv Fisher, Alicia Brown, Karlie Sherlock, Courtney Jones, Shelby

Amanda

Armstrong,

Davison, Katherine Meyers and Kendra Tounzen.

Row 2:

Jacob Moore, Casie Bales, Elizabeth Kurrelmeyer, Lisa Abbott, Jesse Hamm, Nagababu Tirumalaraju, Drew Engle, Kalee Shonk, Kristi Beydler, Marsha Jennin,

and Jeremy Carter. Back Row: Austin Johnson, Brett Hamlin, Adam Palmer, Patrick Carney, Eric Rickert, Stephen Eschenbach, Elisa Orr, Jason Yarnell, Karth Bodapati and James Statesel. held bible studies and mission trips

24/7

Week

of Prayer

Aladine food drive

Beta Beta Beta, Biological Society Front Row: Danielle Paolillo, Chelsea Sogard, Rachel Jadan,

LeAnn Kaszynski

and Andy Horine. Row 2: Sarah McQueen, Jillian Wiedenholt-Houston, Jenny Harrison, Megan Walker and Devin Kennedy. Back Row: Ashley Potter, Michelle Richardson, Trov Decker, James Howe and Karen Schaffer.

"Dogs 4 Dogs" fund raiser to raise money for the humane society help with science Olympiad for middle schools clean the highways twice a year.

Blue Key National Honor Fraternity Front Row: Nisha Bharti, Ashlev Knierim, Brooke Bovnton and

Back Row: James Howe,

J.

Pat McLaughlin, Alex

members

organized the Northwest Tower

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trick-or-treated for United

Way and

Amanda

Drurv and Christopher

Preston. Pottier.

raised over $200

Queen ceremony during Northwest Week

groups

I


THE GROUPS

positive outlook preps performers Q A

I

What

is

the process of

The only way

I

to

become

becoming a

member

a stepper? is

by making the team through

try outs.

Our

try outs take place in April

each

year on campus.

Q A

I

Besides dancing at games, where else you do dance/compete/perform?

Besides dancing at games we have many performances and public appearances. We dance at all home football games, and most women's and men's basketball games. During football season we are members of the Bearcat I

Marching Band so we dance to band music and during basketball games we perform to music of our choice. We have performed at soccer and volleyball games as well. We make many performances such as the Homecoming Variety show, the Bearcat Idol finale and usually anywhere else we're asked to dance at (time permitting). We also compete at a national dance competition each year.

Q A

I

What

is

the groups greatest accomplishment?

The group's greatest accomplishment is the positive outlook we carry in every situation. We are a verv responsible and caring group of women. We like to perform to the greatest peek of our talents so we can share our love of dance to others. The school has also been so wonderful and giving to us and we work as hard as possible to live up to our school and fan's expectations. We are so greatful of all of the positive feedback we receive and will always do what we can to bring joy to people through our dancing talents. I

Bearcat Steppers Front Row: Emily Krickle, Natalie VVatkins, Toni Caligiuri, Fallon Gardner and

Kayla Kernel. Back Row: Shellv Southuorth, Sarah Nowlin, Kristen Guest, Leslie Davis, Jenna

Simpsim, Keelv Kendall and Kristv

Koll.

Show Time Toni Caligiuri and Sarah Nowlin perform

with fellow steppers before the football

game

against Arkansas Tech.

danced

for fans before

everv

The group

home game

as well as during the games. Photo by

Chris Lee

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Campus

Girl Scouts

Front Row: Alena Schmitt, Sakshi Uppal, Tiffany Hunter and Stacey Gabriel.

slumber workshops a camping trip movie nights Girl Scout

part)'

run a troop

Collegiate

Farm

Front Row: Jessica Smith, Angeline Schulte, Jake VossenKemper, Kyle

Bixreau

Wehmeyer

and Jana Schreckhise. attended an annual meeting different farming issues in

at

Tan-Tar-a in

and competed

in

December where they learned about

discussion groups for monetary prizes

February they attended Legislative day

in Jefferson City at the Capitol

building

Common Ground Front Row: Jay Fohey, Monique Garcia, Aaron Quintanilla and Sena Frame, Row 2: Micah Pullen, Audie Bahr, Clarissa Cudworth and Danielle Ann Kelly. Row 3:

Rachel Brooks, Willy Dains, Dennis Gatewood, Kristin Stewart, Carley Growcock, Amy Story and Tosha Tuzon. Back Row: Jamie Lenz, Doug McGeehan, Sean Bartolacci, Jan Lyle, Christian Grady, Bert Peacock, Andy Dale and Katie Wittman.

sponsored author Joy Ladin's reading of her memoir Becoming" in November

"Women Caught

in the

Act

of

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3 concentrations

combine Q A

I

What

is

the purpose of

The purpose

I

of

DigEM

three concentrations of the

DigEM?

is

to

allow students of

IDM major

to

all

network with

industry professionals, meet and network with other students within the major and learn what you can do

with the

Q A

IDM

major.

What range of majors are members of DigEM? DigEM is specifically for IDM majors, but everyone who is interested in multimedia and web I

I

development

Q

I

What

is

welcome.

types of events/activities does

DigEM

partake in each year?

A

DigEM

I

discuss

has various industry speakers

what the job market

for

IDM

come and

majors has

to

few business in either Omaha, Des Moines or Kansas City each year to tour companies that have, in the past, hired IDM graduates offer, as well as a trip to

and

Q

to a

interns.

What DigEM?

A

go

I

are

some advantages

to

being a

member

of

The advantages of being a DigEM member are that you have the ability to meet other students in your major and network with industry professionals. I

Q

I

What opportunities does DigEM

provide for the

future?

A

I

The opportunities

that

DigEM

provides for the

future are networking

and learning about technology and multimedia that you might not necessarily learn in the classroom

Remarkable Programs Alisha

Baker and Jonathan

Pahl

look

some pamphlets from their guest speakers from Handmark. Handmark is a company that specialized in making games, RSS feeds and other programs for at

DigEM Row: Jonathan Pahl, Kim Caudle, Alisha Baker, Amanda Livesav and Back Row: Jody Strauch, Jarod Clarke, David Morgan, Tvler Ramaekers and Carol Spradling.

Front

mobile units. Photo by Jennifer Riepe

Laurel Glenn.

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women grow Q A

I

A

is

GAL is

I

Q

What

What

I

a Christian sorority that encourages other

Monday

night,

ects throughout the year including food drives.

Every month

Q A

What

I

we have

Supper

a Sister

are the benefits of being a

GAL is

I

women to grow

closer to

God.

do you do throughout the year?

Aside from our meetings every

I

God

GAL?

the purpose of

activities

closer to

a great place to get to

are going through now.

It is

to get to

has fun activities for us.

We have

know

several service proj-

at the

Humane

Society.

everyone and enjoy good food.

GAL member?

know

a great

GAL always

Operation Christmas Child, and dog walking

way

girls who are going through or have been through what you with the campus community. Not to mention all our cute

other Christian to get involved

shirts!

Gamma Alpha Lambda Front Row: Ashlev Scott, Michele Marches!, Andrea Goss, Katie Kindler, Andrea Richardson

and Lexi Koenig. Row 2: Megan Solano, Emilee Freed, Meghan Winn, Kati Tomlin, Liz Whisler, Maranda Hanke, Mallorv Dahmer, Jaclvn Birchmeier, Nicole Quigley, Britney Short, Katie Neil, Mallorv Parker and Sheri Jones. Row 3: Suzv Hachey, Karen Stuart, Courtney Dake, Gina McGinnis, Stephanie Bruning, Kim Hoagland, Tania Brobst, Erin Roberson, Amanda Petelin, Brandy Tavlor, Elizabeth McClain, Kara Cott, Jenny Wells, Shelby McGhee, Aimee Jones and Ashli Knox. Row 4: Natalie Bennink, Jennifer Miller, Gentry Caw, Bre Miller, Robin Bonar, Missv Kaplinger, Nichole Svverson, Erin Schaller, Tara Phipps, Lisa Johnson, Tara Stafford, Katherine Meyers, Holly Fisher, Jessica Waller, Jessica Rolf, Heather

Singing Praise

GAL

leaders

Epsilon class.

start

induction

organization on campus.

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of

their

GAL is a Christian women's

ofTara Workman

Maddox

and Justine Brown. Back Row: Melissa Grigot, Sarah Kirbv, Anne Keefhaver, Ashley Volmert,

Photo courtcsty

Casie Bales, Krvstle Rabbitt, Anna Clark, Kara Mapel, Tara Workman, Nicole Downs, Haley Woutzke, Sarah Mosby, Christine Hedrick, Melissa Grovijohn, Hillory Stirler, Jessica Monahan and Lauren Culler. Kristi Beydler,


Financial I

lonl

Kow:

Management Association

C'liHiin

Wilson, ki)ml,i

VV,itsuii,

Will Jolinsiin,

I

IcdthiT

Nii'ii'

and Jdsun

Whikv •

tdlkod to .students ,ibout careers in finance

sponsored

was

lield

111

a

fund raiser

for a National Financial

Management Conference

tliat

Penver, Colo,

Franken Hall Council Front Row;

Du

I.ee

Childers and

Rose, Danielle

Amiee Jennings. Back Row: Cassie Locke, Brandon

Deckard and Katrina

Butler,

held a main event called Club Franken, wfiich was a thenied dance party they had once a month thev also restocked the front desk of Franken Hall with new games and cooking equipment for the residents •

participated in charity events

Franken Hall Staff Front Row;

Amanda

Phares, Yosua

Gunawan and Breanne Engeman. Back Row; Brummond and Brandon Du Bose.

Danielle Henrickson, Emilv Dickerson, Seth

had monthh' programs made the hall a safe and enjoyable place to live for the residents ensured residents did not violate the rules of Franken Hall built relationships

Gamma

with residents

Sigma Epsilon

Front Row: Meredith Manring, Rachel Jordan and

Nancy Boerma. Back Row;

Jennifer Croskrey, Jeremy Schmitz, Josh Wrav, Brent Clifton,

Jill

Hamilton, Josh

Welch and Jaclvn Adkins. •

recognized academic accomplishments in the

field of

chemistry of members

in

the organization

Gamma Theta Upsilon Jill Walker. Back Leah Manos and

Front Row; Mike Schuckman, Allison Reeves, Jedidiah Riley and

Row; Ming Hung, Emily Wilson, Patrick Kohler, Sarah

Kirby,

Scarlet Casey.

attempted to further professional interest in geography by offering a common organization to advance the professional status of geography as a cultural and •

practical subject for studv

and encourages student research

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members

cultivate unity Q A

I

What

is

the purpose of ISA?

The purpose of ISA is to promote the culture, diversity and uniqueness of India at and outside the I

provides an opportunity for students of

University.

It

Indian and

foreign origin to share the joy of the cul-

ISA assists its members in one another and promoting this unity by bringing people of different backgrounds and culture together through annual ISA events. The ISA also provides a window of enhanced understanding of the different religions, music art forms, history and ture

and heritage of

India.

cultivating unity with

cuisine for

Q

I

which India proudly stands.

What kinds

of activities does

ISA do throughout

the year?

A

I

that

One is

of ISA's major activities

held every

fall

is its

annual dinner

semester. This year, ISA partici-

pated in the international dance competition for MOSAIC. We had a workshop, "Uniqueness and Diversity

where we talked about what India was, its and current position of India. ISA also has growth potluck dinners every semester. Each of these dinners is to celebrate one of the festivals we have in India. of India,"

Dinner Dance During rehearsal Student

for

the International

Association

RaviRajan

and

their

practice

performed at held on Nov.

dinner,

Keerthi

dance. the

Janani

Gaggenapally

The dance was which was Photo by Marsim

dinner,

10, 2007.

Jennings

Indian Student Association Front Row: Bhargava Kondapalli, Karthik Bodapati, Jeffrey Foot,

Anupama Achuri and

Rohit Singh.

Row

2:

Ramya

Talasila,

Pradeep Singh, Anita Sutt, Radhika Bondalapati, Janani Ravirajan, Harisha Dodda, Sushma Korrapati, Deepa Neela, Monika Ravabarapu, Deenapriva Rameshwaram, Manasa Sajja, Keerthi Gaggenapally, Renuka Jayini, Srav^'a Reddy, Swapna Subhagari, Anitha Thati, Nicole Falcone, Stephanie Desouza, Sridevi Masahathula and Bhavana Nadella. Row 3: Kiran Reddv Patlolla, Rahul Babulal, Vinay Kasarapu, Raghu Ram, Phani Bhushan, Ajay Bandi, Shyam Konda, Raghunath Sana, Sai Choppa, Ashok Jujjavarapu, Sandeep Kumar Yada, Chintan Desai and Sufyaan Ahmed Hayath. Row 4: Abdullah

Deepak Tomar, Vinav Murakonda, Mahesh Gunna, Raja Chowdary, lobby Xavier Cheruthuruthil, Rajiv Kunisetty, Harish Padmaraju, Bedh Yadav, Aditya Sunchu, Adil Khan, Prashanth Raj Veloori, Vamsi Krishna Kosuru, Jaya Shankar Byrraju, Sameer Kumar Muwa and Rahul Maru. Back Row: Ayan Daftari, Priyatham Reddy Thatikonda, Peruri Venkata, Krishna Tejas, Abdul Wase Syed, Krishna Reddy Peesari, Vinay Murakonda, Mahipal Reddy Gade, Bharalh Reddy Kohir, Syed,

Subhash Vemuri, Kishore Kumar Reddy, Krishna Reddy Kanuganti, Suman Rama, Vishnu Chaitanya, Anil Kumar Reddy Mandcpudi, Survanaravana Kalidindi and Raghavendra Pakanati.

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Aniand.i I) Smith, Katharine laiobs, Amanda Pharfs, Tracov Mason and )amos llitkoy. Back Row: Adam Wright, Andrew

liihii I'lipr,

I'Ki-r,

Allon, Jonathan lU'nni-ll,

KC Gem &

Brady,

Ryan Sullivan and

1

isa VanBibi-r.

Week

arth Science

I

Bill

Mineral

Show

display

German Club ront

I

\1,i\.

Row: Rebecca Uav. Row 2: Carsten Lux and Sue Dennis Dau, Richard Landes and Cathy Palmer.

Friz/ell

Back Row:

lessica

had presentations over culture, history and heritage films presented in the German language game night where thev played German board games fostered an appreciation of German culture and encouraged tolerance of people tliev

showed

of different beliefs

and backgrounds

Heartland View Online Magazine Front Row;

AM

Clausen, Cynthia Malone, Brittany Zegers and Jessica Hartley.

first electronic magazine produced seasonally and encompasses Midwest travel in the states of Missouri, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska produced entirely by students a printed insert was included in the Northwest Missourian in November

the University's

Hudson

Hall Council

Front Row: Caleb Holder, Derric O'Dell, Anthony Mittan and Dylan King. Back Row: Katie Basset, Emily Otto and Desi Campbell.

provided programming for residents

helped with

community

hall

improvements

service

Hudson Hall

Staff

Front Row: Alejandra Alvarez, Whitney Watson, Desi Campbell, Sheila Embree, Christopher Belknap, Kara Montgomery and Stephanie Bluth. Back Row: Joe Saffold,

Ryan

Heft,

Andrew

Wolfe, Louis Killebrew,

Daman Kapoor and Annie

Schelvan.

Hudson Hall with social and educational programs maintained a safe and friendly environment where students learned and made valuable connections with their fellow residents provided residents of

Interfraternity Council Front Row: Tyler Moody, Ryan Smith and Patrick O'Connor. Back Row: Matt Ovler, Kyle Nelson, Jason Kieffer and Chris Williams.

governed •

all

fraternities

on campus

engaged in recruitment communits- service

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one vision, one world Q A

I

I

ISO?

What

are the purposes/goals of

ISO

a student organization that seeks to provide a

is

welcoming and

inviting

atmosphere

for students

who

are

experiencing America for the first time as well as providing opportunities for both Americans and international students alike to get to know people from other countries and cultures and about the diversity that makes up our

open to anyone who is interested in getting to know people from other countries and cultures, this includes American students. It is a commonly held misconception that ISO is only for international students, however, this is not true, there are many Americans in ISO. We meet weekly and have a lot of fun together.

world. ISO

Q A

I

I

the

What

is

events/activities does the

group participate in?

Some of the activities we have done this Homecoming Parade, hay ride, barbecue

location.

The dinner,

to

year include: a picnic and boating day at Mozingo Lake, participating in etc.

be held in the spring,

is

a

Look around campus

way for us

to

for information about our

meeting times and

educate the campus and community about different

countries and cultures from around the world in a fun and entertaining way.

Q A

Approximately I

how many members

are in your group?

We have

approximately 40 members from United States, Nepal, Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, India, Saudia Arabia and Morocco, just to name a few. Our slogan is One Vision. One World. ISO is a place for students to kick back and relax in the midst of school. ISO provides a very multicultural experience for everyone involved. I

International Student Organization Dawn Weese, Manish Vijavadharan, Sufvaan Ahmed Hayath and James Gunawan. Row 2: Sumesh Kuinkel, Sharma Bishwojit, Mil<a Sato, Megumi Kamekura, Meghann Kosman, Avano Nagagata, Yuka Furukawa, Mivuki Yoshida, Miki Uemura, Front Row:

Niraj Bvanjankar, Subas Thapalia, Pradeep Singh and Prakash Thapa. Row 3: Jeffrey Foot, Amanjeet Kaur, Yoko Tsuchida, Aya Ohhashi, Saurav Pokhrel, Ayumi Kawase, Casie Bales, Yasuke Munemura, Brandon Swartz, Chun-Yu Liang, Sarah Rowan, Jennifer McKee and Meghaan Binklev. Row 4: Alok Shrestha, Alice Foreman, Kadi Bvers, Avan Daftari, Bedh

Yadav,

Mosaic Event Dancers

perform

during

the

talent

portion of the Mosaic event. The theme

was "Rising up and Reaching

out." Photo

courtesy of tlw Northwest Missourian

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Kasumasa Nishigata,

Lisa Abbott, Sukhbir Sidhu, Bhargava Kondapalli, Mariette Ekpe,

Kalee Shonk, Masato Kavano, Becca Gentry and Hiroki Ibata. Back Row: Angela Bhutani, Sagim Mishra, Praneeth Reddy Kallu, Ashok Chaudharv, Deepak Tomar, Suhodh Khatiwada,

Adam

Palmer, Ethan Estes, Amrit Ranamagar, Karthik Bodapati, Hikaru Sato, Kento Watanabe, Marsha Jennings and Ayumi Hoshino.


Kappa Kappa 1

Row:

rcmt

Anm'l.i

I

Psi Icn

ini;, t .iillin

Moll,

Am.irul.i li'hm.in, Kyle Orci'sscn, Icssica

and Sarah

S.im.inlli.i H.iior

K'ssjca lohnson,

and

Hannah

Row

V.ini'ss.i

C'.riili'luMlu'n.

I'orti'r,

Andv

I

k'vvk'U, Tiffoiiv Br.idtdrd,

Niimc, Caryl Terry, Matlhfw

Row

2:

Joe Geringi'r,

Willis,

Nancv Kac/inski,

Dale, laniie Sullivan, Nicole Ki/ilarmut

Samantha I'lillev, Laura Vdss, Chris Hurke Shouse, F.mily Clouf;hlv, Annie Norris and Kvlee Smith. Back Row: hristcipher Lake, Charlene McCause, Katie Rogers, Chris Ovier, Michael Maisii, Aslilev Smith.

3:

Valerie Naas,

Ivinella, i

Nathan Clavcamp, Kevin Richer, Caleh I'lirter and Melissa Crovijnhn.

(iibscin.

ser\ed the bands of the Universitv bv

hi'Ipinj;

Matt Mcf.rorv,

I

risha

(

arn|'liell,

Sam •

I

ondon

lor the

New

Years

Day

with fund raising for their

trip to

I'arade

/

Kappa Omicron Nu Front Row: LaKoyia Brown, l.aura Beichlev, Sheresa Zion, Irina Younger, Dixie

McGarv, Trudv Slensland and Mallorv Kirkendall. Back Row: Sara Musfeldt, Allie Boehm, Rachel 1 loudek, Amy Tullis, Donna Sharpe, Mariah Dunn and Jessica McMillin.

donated over 100 children's books

Dixie

\u

in

McGarv

to

Tovs for Tots

Kappa Omicron

vvas the elected to the National Board of Directors,

August

Kind Individuals Dedicated

to

Front Row: Cassie Johnston, April Biggerstaff, Christy Prater and Alison Nickolaus.

Row

Students Megan Haves, Kevin

2: Kati

Postlethwait,

Pugh, Mallorv Stanton, Alishea

Caby, Kavia Gower, Diane Jurchen, Deanna Catalano and Chelsea Wion. Back

Row:

Blair

Henrv,

Megan Gibson, Heather Smith, Meghan

Bowlin, David

Williams, Emilv Robinson and Jolene Hurta.

members were paired with an elementary aged month and mentor •

friend to spend time with once a

gave kids a fun and stress-free environment

KNWT- Channel 8 Front Row: Kathrvn Denison, Crystal Wales, Kayla Lindsey and Laura Kearney.

Row

2:

Chris Rinella, Eric Zornes, Bobby Taylor, Kyle Andrew, Philip Stewart

Meyer and Harrison Nathan Moore.

Sissel.

Back Row: Christian Grady, Nathan Birkley and

during the fall, three shows produced by students included: Bearcat Idol, Inside Northwest and Open Channel went on air Monday through Thursday in the spring. Bearcat Update and Open Channel aired

Korean Student Association Young Wook Lee and Jeong Woo Yi. Row 2: Ga-Hee Soo-Min Lee, Joon Soo Kim, Bo-Kyu Che, Hak Soo Ha, Hye Mm Do and Yujin Jung. Back Row: Hyung Woo Kim, Jun-Hwan Jang, Daesic Kim, \hn Kyu Kim, Hyo Han Bae, Dae Woong Kim and Byung Hyuk Jeon.

Front Row: Elizabeth Chipps, I hoi,

Jeong Min

Yi,

new Korean students get used to the University informed American and other international students about Korea helped

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improving

skills,

helping Maryville

Seeking X Trevor

Haves,

Ashlev

Hartford

and

Micaela Daley work the X106 table

in

College Park during the $1000 giveawav.

The giveaway occurred during Family Day. Pholo courtesy of Ashley Innes

Ql WhatisKZLX?

A

KZLX

I

Q A

is

What

I

a

low power educational radio station on the campus of Northwest Missouri State University.

activities

This year, I

KZLX

has

KZLX put on this year?

put on the Spot the X thousand dollar give away during family day!

Judes ice cream social and

letter

We have also helped with

St.

writing campaign along with Safe Ride's annual BBQ.

Q Why are you a member of KZLX? A am a member of KZLX because I

it is

I

I

at the

Q A

I

I

same

a great

way

to

improve

my

broadcasting

skills

and help

in the

community

time.

How does KZLX help its members

and the university?

The best way KZLX helps the university

is

by promoting

all

of the

campus

events.

The members

of the station

gain valuable broadcasting experience in the process.

KZLX Front Row: Kirsten Capps, Leslie Hubner, Weslev Miller, Derick Cunigan, Micaela Daley, Dan Scheuler, Brian Brooks, Trevor Hayes and Bryan Clark. Row 2: Logan

Campbell, Katie Thudium, Ashley Hartford, Jon Guyer, Rudee DeMarce, Ryan Walker, Amanda Phares and Nathan Moore. Back Row: Dan Rasmussen, Nate

Conner, Matthew

Elliott,

Keaton Guess, Shane Warren, Greg Miller and David

Hardin.

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IJ.ihona Organization of Christian Fellowship I

Kinl Uovv

Hn-ril MiMill.in, K.u lirl C r.inicr, Irin

KdlxTsoii

MkhiU'l M.irsh.

.iiul

went bowling nuuli- tiiiirUT Uigi'thor

li.iskrlhnll n,inu's

.iltiMidi'i,!

--[HiTisdri'il

.1

Lutheran

-.(.'rviic

lor the t

ommiinltv of Christ church onco

semester

Campus Center

Front Row: Jussica Fra/ei', |on,ith,in VVlterick,

a

Kim lloman, Diana Van

Missy Kaplingcr, Hanna Young, Denae and Mary Duncan. Back Row: Alisha

I'ahl,

Blair

Baker, Jennifer Riepe, Michael Mandrick, Allison Vandcventer, Chris Vetterick,

Whitney Keyes, Rohin Bonar, Melissa Giebel and Jeremy Wiest. had Bible study on Wednesday nights $1 dinners

hosted

n

fi

n

on Sunday nights, moyie nights and weekend

game

Medium Weight

trips

Forks

Front Row: Rebecca Aronson, )ohn Gallaher.

Row

2:

Amanda

Meyer, Carling

Futyoye, Roselynn Buffa and Pat Tiernan, Back Row: Jaclyn Steele, Jason Pratt, Brett Henggeler, Ian Futvoye

and Patrick Fedo.

published the Uniyersity's annual literary and arts journal

at

the conclusion of

the sprint semester •

students at the University submitted short stories, poetry and artwork that

lis

filled

pages

Middle Eastern Student Association Front Row: Abdul

Wase Syed, Hallem and Abdulhaleeni

Ahmed Hayath and promoted

Shoaib

Siot\-.

Back Row: Sufyaan

Mohammed.

different cultures

from the Middle Eastern Region

organized and hosted their annual Fid dinner in Noyember

Millikan Hall Council Front Row: Elise Jones and Briltny Wisong. Back Row: Sarah Youngbauer, Steye Bryant, Kimberly

Kuhns and Adam Wagner.

members helped decorate

the hall

put on programs and events to help unite students in the

dorm

Millikan Hall Staff Front Row: Bryana Haugen, Sarah Youngbauer, Audra Gustin,

Meghan

Ziebarth,

kelsev Bastian, Cassandra Bruington and Brandy Anderson. Back Row: Kimberly Kuhns, Jennifer Ray, Christopher Sauer, Danny Schill, Steve Bryant, Dan John.son

and Emily

Saathi)ff.

community week and RAs puts on programs once a month had team get-together once a month to build team unity

made

put on programs every

Millikan Hall

the staff

feel like a

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Mock Front Row: Aaron Baker,

Amanda

Anna

Sear!,

Trial

Quentin Templeton, Curtis Rogers and

Petelin.

the two teams of approximately six to eight individuals competed tournaments they competed against schools with well-founded law schools taught members critical thinking and teamwork

in at least

two

offered experience the field of political science to

members

Mortar Board Andrew Horine and Amanda Preston. Row 2: Andrea Goss, Kristen Shaw, Megan Gehrke and Ashley Scott. Back Row: Sarah Simmelink, Nathan Manville, Alex Drury, Mindy Burkemper and Chelsea Sogard. Front Row: Ashley Knierim,

one Saturday of each month they did "Reading is Leading" where members volunteered to go to the local library and read to kids for a few hours. in the spring they celebrated the 90th anniversary by holding events that •

exemplify the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service on campus

Musical Educators National Conference Amanda Lehman, Emily

Front Row: Chris Gibson, Laura Hay, Xanbria Colbin,

Cloughly, Rachel Sneed, Sarah Groteluschen, Whittney Wilson, Ashley Smith and

Andrew Sanders, Michael

Kylee Smith. Back Row: Mallory Scarf, Bryan Duddy,

Nay, Matthew Willis, Benjamin Gervais, Samuel Dollins, Sarah Haverstick, Kate

Valuck and Andrew Rembecki. supported music education in the community helped to educate our members in pertinent subjects

in

music education

National Society of Collegiate Scholars Front Row: Shonte Bvrd, Karen Stuart, Fallon Cordell, Chris Rinella and Kristen Shaw. Row 2: Amanda Rice, Emily Cloughly, Aimee Jones, Kristin Stewart, Tasha

Cockrum, Rachel Butza, Amy Wackernagle, Jenn Kiss, Jennifer Dittburner, Stefani Pulley and Megan Switzer Back Row: Emily Paulsen, Sheena Howard, Holly Matulka, Micheal Loghry, Michael Marsh, Curtis Dedman, Chelsea Sogard, Audrey Faltin and Kendra Sogard.

V

the Special Olympics

volunteered

picked up trash

sponsored

participated in nursing

a

at

canned food drive

home Bingo

Newman Catholic

Center

Front Row: Katie Kozol, Gina McGinnis, Angelina Schulte, Brandon Carroll, Jeff Kanger, Rebecca Bagley, Jeff Sobczyk, James Tafova and Yosua Gunawan. Row 2: Katherine Byers, Kari Kasperhauer, Katie Hazel, Megumi Kamekura, Amanda Lewev and Alycia Gilbert. Row 3: Erin Grimm, Anne Berke, Yohko Tsuchida, James Gunawan, Sarah Grimm, Dana Ray and Kendra Grupe Back Row: Jennifer Kelly, Justin Hackney, Cyrus Rowan, Andy Haring, Matt Gipson, Jessica Day, Carsten Lux, Matthew Wesely and Brandi Honeywell.

Alex Paulsemeyer,

Sunday mass, Tuesday Adoration, Tuesday

Bible study,

Wednesday dinner and

Friday fun nights

sponsored a service project called BRUSH,

0248

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groups

a

camp

out and a pancake breakfast


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working together for a better

life

Ql VVhatisNRHH?

A NRHH stands for national residence I

hall

honorary and

V\> of

it

consists of the top

student leaders on the Northwest

campus.

Q

I

What does

the group do?

A NRHH promotes leadership, I

recognition,

name

and community

seryice, to

few things. Locally, the Bearcat

a

Chapter hosted a leadership training seminar

for hall councils in the

active participant in

fall, is

homecoming

an

festivities

and conducts various events and fundraisers, such as the Bearcat Craft Shop, Boo Grams, Crush Grams and a garage sale in

National Residence Hall Honorary Front Row: Desi Campbell,

Aimee Rea, Brenna Tholen, Mattie Hans, Annie Cafer and Eli^a Orr Row 2; Stephanie Bluth, Amanda Lewey, Katie Carter, Sueann Grouse and Cindv Clark. Back Row: Kimberly Kunns, Wes Lewis, Wade McConnelee, Drew Zimmerman and Meghan

the spring.

On

the regional and national levels,

the Bearcat Chapter writes

Of

the

Ziebarth.

Months

is one way to recognize on campus during a specific month. Northwest also attends the regional conferences. Midwest Affiliate of College and Unix'ersity Residence Halls (MACURH)

(OTM), which

leaders

and No

Frills,

and the national conference.

National Association of College and University Residence Halls

(NACURH).

Ql Who qualifies for NRHH?

A

Have

I

to

have lived in the residence halls

for 2 trimesters, 2.5

GPA, 30

credit hours,

be a leader in the residence halls and

live

on

campus.

Q

I

How is NRHH beneficial

members and

A

to its

the universit}'?

The organization allows members to work with other student leaders on campus I

in order to better life in the residence halls,

on campus, and University,

in the

we show

community. For the

there are students

who

have pride in their university and want to

make

sure

it

functions at

its full

potential.

Sweet

Jars

Megan Switzer a

sells

cookies in a jar as

fund-raiser for sigma

societ\'

at

the

Bearcat Craft Shop. The Bearcat Craft

Shop was sponsored bv NRHH.

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voices for animal rights i

Q

What are

I

the goals and purpose of the

group?

A

One

I

of our major goals

is

to

be a voice

animals that don't have one; we want to educate people about animal rights. We are also trying to help the humane society

for the

by doing fundraisers and volunteering.

Q

What kinds

I

of activities does your

group do?

A

This semester

we have an ongoing

I

program

to

help regulate the feral cats by

catching them, fixing

Northwest Advocates for Animal Awareness

all

a Front Row: Jessica Vanik, Crystal Russell, Mallory Riley, Elizabeth Nunn, Paco Martinez, Jelyna Price and William Quinn. Row 2: Leslie Bowman, Monica McCoUough, Augustus

Mindy Moore. Back Row: Kidjchai

McCollough, Crystal Crawford, Kristina Martinez,

Harman, Kristin Stewart and Leticia Yingsery, Caitlyn Bainum, Dix McGary, John Marshall, Heather Brown, Kristin Williams, Cassy Smith, Corey Rogers and Ahby Stephens.

their vaccinations.

them and

We

senior mix and match

giving

them

also put together

to try to get

some

of

the senior animals at the shelter adopted by

community. We are doing Christmas in January to get people to donate some much needed cleaning supplies to the shelter. We will also be doing the spring luncheon, which is a huge fundraiser for the shelter. We have a booth at Movie Magic that all the proceeds go to

some

of the seniors of the

the shelter, purchases and donations could

We

help.

Q

some dog Movie Magic.

are also going to have

training classes at

About how many members do you have, and what types of members (students, I

faculty, etc.) are in the

A

We

I

group?

probably have about 30 active

bers including students

Q

I

and

mem-

faculty.

What motivates your members

to take

their love of animals to the next level?

A

1 I

think that most of our motivation shelter and keeping it open,

comes from the

because without our help and the help of other outside donations the shelter wouldn't Dog Lesson In the

fall,

at the Bell

hand

to

teach owners

be open. Also our supervisor Kristina Martinez keeps us motivated because she is so passionate about what she does. still

Dog Day festivities were held Tower. Dog trainers were on

how

to

handle their

animals. Photo by Chris Lee

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Northwest Business and Professional I

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l.ik'V Moldi'iihaiirr,

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l-.illi>ii

Women

Ccirili'll

Back Row: Mcg.in lilarv Kcvnolds

Jackie Wiiltcr, K.ilic Siinlkfii,

1

Aliln Walter.

had monthly

into the

work

mec'tinj;s

with profi'sslonal speakers to prepare

Northwest Chapter of Front Row:

Dan Smith, Deidra

arranged trips to synagogues

hosted discussion groups

activities

and

women

for entry

force

at

Hillel

lli'ineman and l:hren Tkhaiise.

night and Sabbath dinners along with outreach

social events

Northwest Forensics Abbv

Front Row: Merci Decker, Jamie Hafeli, Katie Baker, Kathryn Dorrell and

Stephens.

Row 2:

Jorv Baker, Brett Borden, Casey Andrews, Chelsea Nett,

Rhvan Rodgers and Alison Nickolaus. Back Row: Nathan Ross, Jeff and Larissa Maranell.

Scott,

Matt

Sidesinger, Steven Perkins, Michael Russell

members

practiced their events during the week, then competed against other

schools from across the nation on the weekends •

Steven Perkins qualified for nationals in poetry this year

Northwest Horticulture Club Front Row: Erin Gonseth, Kristi Suda, Jennifer Riepe, Sarah Hobbie, Jessie

Feuerbach and Brian Haeflinger. Back Row: Rego Jones, Nicholas Luke, Kevin Duerfeldt, Ronnie Auxier, Brice Ball, Paul Jordan and Austin Soendker hosted numerous plant sales •

raked leaves and gave flowers

to hospital patients

Northwest Independent Film Makers Club Front Row: Dave Morgan and Philip Stewart Mever. Back Row: Michelle Logston, Ozge Unsal, Chase Kinard, Harrison Sissel and Kelsey Bowlin.

made

movies, screened movies and

made

friends

J Northwest Missourian newspaper Front Row: Ashlev Ballv, Shane Sherwood and Jeremiah Wall. Row 2: Tara Adkins, Kristin Summers, Jessica Schmidt, Lindsay Jacobs, Scott Levine and Kristine

Hotop. Back Row: Marcus Meade,

Dominic Genetti, •

Brett Barger

Sam

Robinson, Whitney Keyes, Evan Young,

and Sean Comer.

student members published the campus and community newspaper won Honorable Mention Best in Show and Evan \bung won third place

Storv of the Year from

ACP in

in

News

2007

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Omicron Delta Kappa Front Row: Caria Edwards, Miki Uemura, Gina McGinnis, Erin Jewell,

Andy

Horine and Megan Walker. Back Row: Amv Wackernagle, Jennifer Kiss, Chelsea Sogard, Kristen Shaw, Andrea Goss and Amanda Preston.

members were

in the top

of leadership in at least arts,

community

35%

one of

service,

campus

they worked to find wavs to

of their class,

and displayed extraordinary

five different categories,

activities/leadership, scholarship

make

a difference

qualities

including the performing

on campus and

and athletics community

in the

of Marvville

Omega

Order of Front Row:

Amanda

Preston and Christopher

Pottier.

Row

2:

Emily Petersen,

Mallory Milner, Ashley Knierim, Natalie More, Anna Rathjen, Megan Gehrke and Danielle Guillemette. Back Row: Meredith Wilmes, Sarah Simmelink,

John Strohm, Keaton Guess, Alex Drury, Kristin Pond, Tara Brooks and Mindy Burkemper.

recognized outstanding Greeks for academic and leadership accomplishments hosted Being A New Greek, a book drive during Christmas in the spring, thev

awarded Greek chapters and individuals

for their

achievements throughout the year

Perrin Hall Council Hansen and Sharee Holmes, Andrew Hitchcock and Jackie

Front Row: Danielle Easton, Lindsey Wheeler, Kirsten

Broaddus. Back Row: Matt Matthews,

Jeff

Lohse. balloon dart board for

provided

participated in the

hosted a black light dance with Dieterich and Millikan

a

made Christmas •

Homecoming banner

event

cards for soldiers

sold hot chocolate

£%

Fall Fest

and coffee

as a fund-raiser with

served breakfast for the staff of Perrin

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Hall


THE GROUPS

council serves Greeks

Greek Barbecue Members

of

Alpha Sigma Alpha meet

with perspective

new

sisters

during the

Greek barbecue. All Greek organizations were present to answer questions from interested students. Panhellenic Council

oversees hi/

Q

I

What

is

all

sororities

on campus. Photo

Chris Lee

the purpose of Panhellenic Council?

A We are the governing body for all the sorority I

chapters on campus.

Q

I

What

activities

do vou do?

A We provide different educational and scholastic I

speakers throughout the year for

Every year

we

all

attend a conference,

sorority

women.

MGCA Mid-

American Greek Council Association. Every year we participate in the awards.

Q A

I

I I

love

new

all I

What to

Panhellenic Council Front Row; Danielle Guillemette, Sara Scroggins and Nisha

is it

like \v6rking

with

new Greeks?

working with new Greeks because they are the process. I want them to gain as much as

Bharti.

and

Back Row: Natalie More, Jen Vavricek, Mindv Burkemper

Kristin Pond.

did being Greek.

Q A

I

Whv are vou a member of Panhellenic

Greek Life. I want to help general and not just my own. I

I

love

Council?

all sororities in

groups

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THE GROUPS

common

members

goals help

Caper Catching

Mu

Phi

Alpha

Alpha

lota

Sinfonia

and

members perform

Sigma

their play

"Indiana Jones and the Calendar Caper" at

the

Variety

Show.

Thev won the

highly competitive skit portion of the

Homecoming

event.

Plioto

by

Knyh'cn

Vaiuie Kniiip

Q

I

What

is

the purpose of Phi

Mu Alpha Sinfonia?

A We are a very diverse group of student who I

we all have an appreciation for music the only requirement. We are comprised of not just music majors, but everything from Wildlife and Ecology to Secondary Math Education. Our purpose is to spread music the best way we can, and hopefully have some fun doing it. are alike in that

Phi

Front Row: Bryan Duddy, Burke Shouse, Justin

Q A

Mu Alpha Sinfonia Tim Rosson, Seth Brummond,

Whitman, Dane Montgomery, Ben Mendenhall, Brian Hopp and

Row 2: Andrew Rembecki, Curtis Parsons, Brian Seidenkranz, Andrew Sanders, James Sorensen, David Leffler and David Groth. Back Row: Dan Cross, Andrew Allen, Joshua Lock, Wade Howies, Colby Elder, Dan Rasmussen and Samuel DoUins. Ben Roed.

I

I

What

activities

do you do?

On campus, we make a

at the

regular appearance

Homecoming Variety Show. We

serenades to sororities, sing

at

also sing

the annual

SOS walk

and we have even been known to sing the National Anthem a time or two for Northwest sporting events. In Maryville, we have done community service including our musical talents like singing at

nursing homes and some of our service has included shoveling off driveways for people.

We

recently also

an ipod with the proceeds going the Nodaway County Chorale.

had

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groups

a raffle for

to


Phillips Hall Staff I-ront

Row: Tamiccii Murphy, Joe

I

provided

md •

Orr, jcssi'

ullcr, 1-lisa

a hi'althv

M.ist-iovccchio,

Mcshdn

Ziebiirth,

ShiTwiunt Back Row: Ainu-i' Rim, Brian

Anii,i SiMrl iind SliiiiH'

I

lolt

Jamie

l-.rnst,

1

l.nnus,

Nathan

ami ToMn Oni.

livin^loarning cnvironmonl thai pnininti'il student grcnvlh

learning during their

first

year of college

how adapt to college life learn how to critically think about

helped students learn helped residents

.illect

their choices

and how they

others

inspired others to he great leaders •

made

sure freshmen survived their

first

year

Philosophy Club Front Row: Davin Underwood,

landon •

lledrick, Sarah

l.irlex'

Shannon Grifhn and lared Haer. Back Row: McCune, Nicholas Santoro and Richard lield,

sponsored an event called Technolog\' and Privacy, which was

a

forum with three

speakers about the advances of technology and the encroachments of personal privacy

Pre-Law Club Front Row: Kathleen Wilmes and

Anna

Searl.

Back Row: Rachael Herndon, David

McLaughlin and Quentin Templeton.

members futures in law Law School Admissions Test and discussed the answers performed Sudoku puzzles to strengthen their problem solving and logic

prepared

took practice

for

skills

Pre-Med Club Front Row: Elizabeth McClain, Erin Jewell and Danielle Paolillo.

Row 2:

Kate

Morgan McDonald, Ashley Yeo, Mindy Harman, Trina Day, Stevie Phillips and Karlvn Ayres. Row 3: Denae Bachtel, Havlev Wood, Matt Bowman, Andrew Brewer, Sarah Symtschytsch, Adam Howard, Anissa White, Kavla Armstrong and Adriana Otting. Back Row: Alisha Derks, Abby Hazard, Jeremy Schmitz, Scott Horr, Meghan Bowlin, Danielle Ewing, Chelsea Sogard, Rolland Otting and Abby Deal. Mostek, Heather Moeller, Katie

Percell,

gave support and resources to University students interested

in careers in the

health or science fields

Psi Chi

Honor Society

Front Row: Deidra Heineman, Heather Dias, Carrissa Phillippe, Sarah Carey and

Ashle\ Krieger

encouraged and maintained excellence

in scholarship,

and advanced the science

of psvchologv' •

members were November

able to attend the Missouri Undergraduate Psychology Conference

in

groups

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Psychology/Sociology Club Front Row: Erica Carson, Chris Munsterman, Paige Welch, Douglas Keightley, Carol Spradling, Dominique Evans, Bridgett Barton and Abbie Tucker. Back Row;

Deidra Heineman, Jaime Reed, Ashley Vaught, Courtney Boner, Ashley Krieger, Kristin Stewart and Nicole Jones.

informed students about psychology' and sociology had speakers, field trips, fund raising events, social and service events

Public Relations Student Society of America Front Row: Tracie Giaccetti, Kayla Scott, Laura Peterson, Bailey Asher, Emily

White and

Jessica Range.

Row 2:

Brittny Wisong, Alisha Russell, Erica Shanks,

Camillya Blount, Lyndsey Hedge, Julie Ray and Alejandra Alvarez. Back Row:

Marv

Peters, Tiffiny

Towne, Daniel

Jeffery,

Jeremy Harris, John

Fisher, Elizabeth

Oates and Kevauna Beard. their events included

networking session •

sold "All

My

in

"A Dav at the Park," bowling and Kansas City

a professionals

Life" Bearcat shirts

ROTC Front Row: Brett Johnson,

Thomas Herron,

Patrick Hughes, Skyler

Kathleen McDonnell. Back Row: Trenton Coyle, Nathan Boling, cock,

Anderson and

Andrew

Hitch-

Shane Anderson and Patrick Kohler.

trained todav's cadets to

become tomorrow's

leaders

Sigma Alpha Front Row: Callie Gardner, Katie Frankhauser, Jana Schreckhise, Claire Knigge,

Sherrianne Connelly and JoAnna Newcomb. Back Row: Kristi Suda, Sarah Hobbie, Petrea Nelson, Carrie Litteken, Kristin Almond, Sarah Meissen and Kelsey Clement.

promoted agricultural education to school children and adopted "Ag in the Classroom" as its primary philanthropy members visited several grade schools across Mary\'ille to increase agricultural literacy

Scribblers Front Row: Rebecca Aronson and John Gallaher.

Row 2:

Jaclvn Steele,

Amanda

Mever, Carling Futvoye, Pat Tiernan and Sean Cunningham. Back Row: Jason Pratt, Brett Henggeler, Jared Bailey, Ian Futvoye and Patrick Fedo.

held four readings a trimester: two by visiting writers and two by students

brought the Visiting Writers Series to the University

nSSB

groups

Q


THE GROUPS

new

bringing

life to

campus

Fire

Demonstration

RH A sponsored a dorm fire demonstration in

the

fall

Month,

Q A

I

A

We

I

Q

What does your group do throughout

I

Campus

Fire Safetv'

Freshman

classes

were required

li'iiiiifer

Riepc

seminar

to attend. Photo

by

the year?

barbecues and seminars with people living on campus.

How do you get involved with RHA? Just

I

ha\'e a lot of

during

October.

come and

join in. There are

some requirements such

as

GPA and academic

status.

You

also have to apply

and go through an interview process.

Q A

I

I

What are

the benefits of being in

RHA?

Getting to

know

always nice. You get to teach and inform

a lot of people

is

new

residents about living

on

campus.

Residence Hall Association Holder, Lauren Thomas, Stacey Herzog, Kimber Whitt, Stephanie Keen, Kara Montgomery, Dylan King and Brandon Du Bose. Row 2: Abbev Riley, Jessica Ellis, Kora Jackson, Sharee Broaddus, Stephanie Bluth, Lindsey Wheeler, Katrina Butler, Matt Matthews

Front Row:

Meghan Hennessv, Caleb

Katie Carter,

and Jerrv Fuentes.

Row 3:

Michael Miller, Steve Bryant, Katie McFerran, Heather Adam Wagner, Tamera Dunn, Mackenzie

Niece, Tvler VVolfangel, Kimberly Kuhns,

Becker and Neal Davis, Back Row: Lorrie Corbctt, Blake Tade, Corey Merrifield, Lee Childers, Jamie Bralev, R\an Sullivan, Joe Saffold, April Hafner and Jennifer Hall.

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THE GROUPS

community

cleaning up our Q

What does Sigma

I

Society stand for,

as in views, beliefs, things of that nature?

A

Sigma Society

I

organization. Each

is

an

all

women's

member

is

service

required to

complete 20 community service hours a semester.

Q

What events do you do throughout

I

the year?

A

We

I

participate in

activities (variety

Amber Miller,

show, banner,

pomp

Mache heads and dancers). community service group We also do projects. This semester we went to Kansas

clowns, paper

Sigma Society Front Row:

homecoming

Erin Jewell, Chelsea Sogard, Jamie Deloske,

Rachel Ludwig, Meredith Manring, Cara Smith, Flenniken, Allie Boehm and Amy Wackernagle.

Megan

Sheeley,

Megan

Switzer, Emily Paulsen, Bethany

Row 2:

Rachel Jordan, Mallory Stanton,

Sarah Bredeman, Clarissa Cudworth, Cassandra Nettle, Kelly McGonegle, Meghaan Binkley, Christy Viers and Tiffany Johnson. Row 3: Jaimee O'Brien, Elizabeth McClain, Jessica Humes, Kayla Gower, Audie Bahr, Courtney Twyman, Mary Peters, Sarah Valencia,

Theresa Morgan, Jenny Wells and Lindsey West. Back Row: Kimber Whitt, Denae Bachtel, Stacy Hayes, Nicole Jay, Jessica Smith, Jill Hamilton, Christi Duckworth, Trina Day, Brandi Kapfer, Alisha Derks, Stormy Shively and Bryana Redding.

City and helped unload coats for needy children, helped with

part of North

Hwy

BRUSH, and cleaned

We

have several members going on alternative spring break 71.

this spring as well.

Q

What

I

type of ladies are associated

with the group?

A

The women

I

dedicated to

making

Q

of

Sigma Society are

improving the community and

a difference.

What have been some

I

accomplishments of the group in the past?

A

We won

I

the overall award for

homecoming in

Q

Is

the competitive division.

there anything else that you

like to add, that

A Float Building

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groups

would

I

I

haven't covered?

Sigma Society is a great organization to you involved in things on campus and in the community. You meet wonderful people and make strong friendships. I

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THE GROUPS

bringing concerts and concerns Q

What does

I

this

group do throughout

the year?

A

Throughout the year, SAC does a lot for on the Northwest campus. SAC plans Thursday nights at the Union, the Fall and Spring concerts, SAC lunch days, SAC lecture series, the comedians and so much I

the Students

more.

SAC

is

there for the students to enjoy

their time on campus and have a

little

fun

every once and a while.

Student Activities Council Front Row: Kristen Shaw, Christina Ewing, Stephanie Robhins, MeHssa Morkus, Emily Whorton, Coriann Sperling, Wesley Miller and Kendra Sogard. Back Row: Holly Matulka, Tracie Giaccetti, Sarah Smith,

Brandon Matulka,

Kelli Farris

and Chelsea Sogard.

Q A

What

I

is

the purpose of this group?

Through the Student

Activities Fee

from

I

each student,

SAC

is

able to bring to

bands, speakers, comedians and so

campus

much

more. SAC's purpose is to make sure the students have fun while on campus.

Q

I

How does someone get involved with

the group?

A

It is

really easy to get involved!

There

I

are so

many awesome committees

a student

could join including concert, lecture, special events, entertainment, publicity, Late Night

Unions and recruitment. During the Spring semester, elections are held for committee chair positions, which is a better way to get involved on campus. All information

at the

and applications

are in the Office of

Cam-

pus Activities located behind The Runt.

Q

I

What

are the benefits of being in the

group?

A Hello Forrest Lead singer/songwriter of the band Hellogoodbve Forrest Kline plays during the SAC sponsored concert on September 14. Just Left opened for Hellogoodbye in the Performing Arts Center. Photo by Chris Lee

One of the major benefits from being Âť in SAC is just getting involved on campus. ^ It is awesome to meet so many people when I

working with bands, speakers, comedians or even different agents and vendors. Through meeting all these different kinds of people, networking plays a huge role in getting your name out there. Also, being in SAC you have a voice in

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what entertainment

is

brought

to


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Andy

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llnivcrsilv's .ithk'tes inviilvod with thr riininiiinity

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Student Ambassadors Ahby Browning, Brooke Boynton and Jeff Norris. Row Megan Walker, Ashley Knierim, Sarah Buckley, Ashley Scott, Alejandra Alvarez, Deidra Heineman and Nisha Bharti. Row 3: Alison Glasscock, Brooki Roberts, Amanda Davis, Melissa Flood, Krista Paul, Lauren Wilson, Megan Victor, Jessica Front Row: Aiiam Watson, 2:

Alvarez and (una McGinnis. Back Row: James Howe, Alana Johnson, John Strohm, Stelano Dulev, Pat Mclnvale, Alex Drury, Allie Boehm and Raquel Gant.

gave individual tours •

talked in online chat sessions with prospective students

helped

White

sell

the school to future Bearcats during

Fall,

&

Winter and Spring Green

Davs

Visit

Student Senate Front Row: Brooke Season, Nisha Bharti, Alex Drury and Ashley Feekin.

Row

2:

Kathleen Wilmes, Brett Karrasch, Lauren Wilson, Kristin Hilde, Curtis Rogers,

Holm, Amanda Preston and Andrea Garcia. Row 3: Wesley Miller, Amanda Heather Wvnn, Lauren Merle, Natalie More, Megan Thomas and Audrey Faltin. Back Row: Pat O'Connor, Ben Shattuck, Ryan Parkhurst, James Howe and Erin

Petelin,

Christopher

Pottier.

hosted a blood drive each semester

worked with the United Way Foundation helping

raise

money

Students in Free Enterprise Front Row: Clifton Wilson,

Twameeka Graham,

Will Johnson and Jason White.

worked with high school and elementary students to teach them economic development and business operations ran a Disney program with Horace Mann students where the students ran their •

own

virtual

Talents

company

Used

to see

for

if

they could

make

a profit

God

Front Row: Mildred Pope, Cassandra Bruington and Joe Saffold.

Row 2: Jessica

Samantha Bell, Darnell Johnson, Courtney Jefferson, Roxanne Tallev and Whitnev Harris. Back Row: Austin Buckner, Golden Davis, Jeremv Carter, Marcus Williams, Brent Rice, Rosie Burks and Jason Williams. Powell, Latova Harris,

sponsored manv events including out to fellow students on •

welcomed

all

a

barbeque, pool

part)'

and cafe night

to

reach

campus

students to join and use their talents to honor

God

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Tower Yearbook Row

Fan Jiang, Jessica Nelson, Kara Tilk. Back Row: Jennifer Riepe, Barger, Harrison Sissel and Kylie Guier.

Front Row; Katie Pierce and Chris Lee. Siefker, Allison Wilson,

Kate Hall, Danny

Amy Naas

Schill, Brett

2:

and Megan

received an All-American rating from the Associated Collegiate Press for 15

straight vears

the 20d6

Tower won the coveted Pacemaker award from the Associated Collegiate

Press •

covered events during the 2007-2008 school year

published the 2008 Tower yearbook and

DVD

United States Institute for Theatre Technology Front Row: Kimberlv Kershner, David Carr, Russell Langdon, Ryan Britton and Matt Neff. Back Row: Nicole Crawford, Nathan Bowman, Tyler Stirtz, Tyler

Spaeth, Tony Reed and Lauren Murphy.

worked on the Northwest Dance Company's fall show helped build homecoming floats for Alpha Psi Omega and University Players went to Houston, Texas in March for a USITT conference

Upsilon Pi Epsilon Front Row: David Reisig, Crystal

Ward and Brandon Rockhold. Back Row: Ashley Kumar Voruganti, Phil Heeler, Andy Pryor,

Redding, Merrv McDonald, Vinay

Gary McDonald and Rahul Babulal. honored outstanding undergraduate and graduate computer science major

have excelled inducted 17

who

in their field of study.

new members

in

November, and held

a spring initiation

ceremony

in

April

Your Voice, Your Choice Front Row: Jessica Braun and Laura Palermo. Back Row: Brian Brooks, Derick

Cunigan and John

Fisher.

promoted voting on campus and got the word out on how important

it is

to get

out there and get your voice heard

Wesley Student Center Front Row: Marjean Ehlers, Fallon Cordell, Cady Taylor, Elizabeth Robbins, Emily Cloughlv, Casey Andrews, Courtney Drake and Don Ehlers. Back Row: Leanne Thurman, Melissa Giebel, Craig Wilcox, Amelia Tegerdine, Maggie Davis and Annie Norris.

held an ice cream social on August 23 •

$2 Sunday dinners

midweek worship

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THE GROUPS

gaining experience in theatre

Lab Series Derek Traulwein and Tamara Germann perform during an evening of "Peacocks" and "This Property is Condemned." Both were short pUvs included in the Lab Series productions. Photo by Chris Lcc

Q A

I

What are

the goals of University Players?

The purpose

I

common

of

UP is to

bring students together based on a

interest in theatre, to provide learning opportunities,

and to gain experience in the field. While the organization promotes theatre in general there is a

Q

I

What

entertainment did you provide for audiences this

year?

A

University Players

University Players sponsors the Lab Series productions

I

everv vear. The Lab Series productions are student directed and

student designed. This provides an excellent opportunity for students to get involved in

all

aspects of theatre. This year the

Lab Series productions included "Peacocks," "This Property Condemned," "Mandv Dear," "'dentity Crisis" and "Bash."

Q A

I

What kinds

I

Michelle Trester, Lauren

3:

Alexandria Brown, Nathan Ross, Kimberly Kershner, Chelsea

Nett, Brett Borden, Troy Battle

and Rob O'Doherty. Back Row:

Tyler Stirtz, Tvler Spaeth, Derek Trautwein, Jeffery Talley,

Keaton Schmidt, Derrick West and Bryce Davis.

of University Players are theatre majors or

minors. However, this group

Q

Jeter,

Murphv and Eric Niece. Row 2: Katie Baker, Nathan Bowman, Ami Hummel, Rachel Dyer, Jamie Hafeli and Ryan Britton. Row

of students are involved in the group?

Most members

I

is

Front Row: Steven Perkins, Sarah

is

open

to all students at

What opportunities does your group members and audience?

Northwest.

provide for the futiwe

of its

A

I

University' Players provides

many

benefits for

its

members.

Each month Universitv Players hosts activities that allow students to interact and have fun. We hosted the "Broadway Theatre Dance Workshop" this year. As part of this workshop

we had

a

Broadway dancer, Leslie Jennings come teach students used on Broadway.

actual techniques

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people


People from

together

at

all

the

around the world came University.

personalities, clothing

many

Interesting

and hobbies defined

of the University family.

An

international tennis playing student,

a soldier from Iraq, volunteers, safety

football

faculty

officer,

solo artist, basketball

players,

sign

and

language student,

members, ruby

stud.ents,

campus

player,

involved

an artist and student media

/

members

all

came together

to

make the

University closer than you think. Down Time

w

Chris Lee

d

Katie Pierce

Left:

Students watch a show on

the big screen in the Union.

students

day

in

Many

stopped bv during the

between

classes. Photo

h\i

Jennifer Riepe

Quick Stop Above: Ashley Scott checks her email in the Union. The computers were useful for students passing through the Union throughout the day. Photo by Jennifer Riepe

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campus

safety'

open

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people

Keerthi Gaggenapally Applied Computer Science


Clarence Green

man, with

srge

is

Campus

the director of

a billowing voice

and

Safety. He's a

jolly laugh.

He

sits in

thing bad happened the other night.' a

traight-backed office chair, vacating his wheeling comfortable hnir for

whomever he might have

visiting.

His office was in disarray, books stacked on

ci

^_,

,

and lying on available surfaces, the drawer to his esk open and holding vaJpou^lpSce supplies. His computer /as on ^ilHpbning in the background as Clarence sat back nd explained his goals for Campus Safety and how tha 1 with his parental experience. Clarence had four kids, iris and one boy. huffled

"

"I

have twin

girls that are 13.

]^^^^P^ a

lot

about

'

y

Green said. "I le^^^Hot about how to be learned what love feOT^. But my girls are so

^eing a parent,"

lore caring.

I

asy going.

don't have typical kids for today's era because

I

hey don't have a

lot of

wants. They don't ask for anything.

Ve can take 'em in a store

nd

they'll

and

tell

'em

to

buy what they want

pick out one pair of jeans, that's cool."

His experience as a parent taught

him

to

.

be more c^

about

If

they don't do anything

someone know and we can try and offer you some services to help you get h this, not really get over it, but get through it." ^reen had been the director of Campus Safety for 12 years. Before that he worked at Public Safety, the juvenile office and as an officer in St. Louis. A lot of the procedures and things implemented 5 years ago are just starting to show it,

that's fine too, but at least you'll let

results.

"We have a changing environment so by the time you build hose relationships those people are leaving," Green said. "So you really try and make it a culture, when the young ones are around the old ones they get it. It's taken a while but I think whenever you try and do those behavior, those culture things it

the long-term results you gotta wait on. You're not gonna

see

it

that

first

year."

There had been several highlights in Green's career, ^ncluding the Safe Ride Home program, which was developed

and

started

by a group of students, the Rape Aggression De-

nd understanding towards what students and other p

fense (RAD) training, and his personal interaction and involve-

icluding parents, are going through.

ment with

"When we hey're ttle

get calls from parents

coming from," Green

baby was

five

said. "I

can understand

understand that

better be check in'

on

I'd

want the same

my away

thing,

my baby."

;^

His compassion for his children tied in with afety

ii

hours, four, three hours, ten minutes

nd couldn't be home that night

omebody

I

Campus

because he wanted an environment where people

feel

pmfortable just coming in and talking, not always having

ampus Safety be a negative interaction. "That's what we want as a law enforcement agency, we 'ant to have that feeling that you can just come in not just ith a problem, but you can just want to come in, stop by," •Teen said. "We're not always going to

be arresting,

it's

not

Iways going to be a bad thing."

Clarence explained that the healthy relationships help reak

dovm

the barriers for other things.

"Especially

women, because women

;port sexual assault crimes,"

omfortable about

it

Green

and can maybe

a lot of times don't

said. say,

"So

'You

if

they

feel

know some-

individual students.

He explained one student's experience with RAD training, how she found herself in an attack situation while in Europe.

RAD training empowered her to think about the process,

The

and think about what to do as far as reporting. """T^lflflifljtjjl^^^two weeks you're not gonna make no one no ivamro^ Green said. "But if they can plan, process, and report things after you done wonders." ^__ Green also told one of his highest moments wifl dent interasiliMig, He had the opportunity to meet a freshman, someone who was kind of immature, a little unsure of himself. self plan,

"I

kind of advised him, mostly just talked

to

him.

One

of

was when he had the opportunity to have someone speak at a graduation reception and of all the people he had known and all the professors, he called me," Green said. "It brought tears to my eyes. They said to make sure it's someone inspirational in your life, someone that the most rewarding things

made cat's

w

a change.

When he chose me I

thought,

man this is

the

meow."

Kate Hall

Pei-Kai

d

Katie Pierce

Hsu

Masters of Business Administration

Deenapriya Rameshvvaram Applied Computer Science

f^

Kishore

Kumar Reddv Kancharla

Applied Computer Science

Manasa

Sajja

Applied Computer Science

Reddy Sravya Applied Computer Science

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Dr.

Bryn Gribben

is

as her art. Today, she's

Wn in Kansas

an English profess(

wearing a black

jagj^

pink lining that hits her shin, a rhinestone necklace that hangs

on her

chest,

and her long almost burgundy hair hangs down

her back.

Gribben

said.

Oscar Wilde and Walter Pater were writers in the Victo-

and Wilde

another

who believed in

specifically believed that

medium for

art for arts

wardrobe was

just

self expression.

Gribben followed that school of thought, taking opportunities to

wear the things she

interests the most.

liked, the things that reflected her

Things on her door also echoed her

spirit,

a picture of Bryn cuddling a large white flower amidst a green leafy

background, and pictures from Victorian novels

Meeson's

from her mother, Gribben she felt she could do anything

Mr.

like

felt it

necessarytont

in;

she wanted. "I

really get Wilde. ..or Pater,"

rian era, Bryn's literature specialty, sake,

never

JBBi^'"''""

"I really, really,

that didn't have a lot of diversity

iause of the re-eriforcements

to

was

a cheerleader,

I

did

art, I

be anything I wanted," Bryn

loved music.

said. "If I'd

been

I

was allowe

in a larger

town I might have been classified into one group and felt the pressure to fit in with them specifically, which would have limited me. But when girls were mean, mom would say 'you don't want to be like them anyway.' Which I didn't." "A mother can make another world for a child that wasn' there. I like to make plays and she would put on plays with me. I mean my mom was kind of involved in the community, but she was more introverted. She liked art and she was a Buddhist, she didn't bake cakes," Gribben said as she folded silk kimono shirt ovt and she always talked to me

her shoe on the desk and smoothed her

Will.

She's walked into classes

where John Ruskin was the

herwaist, "she, read to

reading assignment from the night before, and said, "What'

Ruskinian about what I'm wearing today?" Her students

begi...

analyzing her clothing, jewelry, and hair accessories to try and

what coincides with Ruskin's literature themes. "You're wearing glass beads which are hand made instead

like!

was an

of

me a

That was a big thing with her."

Gribben also said there were no boundaries for her. "I didn't realize that stuff couldn't be put together, which got from

figure out

adult.

lot,

my childhood with my mom.

flaky or a visionary. But I'm

okay with

People either think

I'n

wM^&m. I have a lot

^

factory produced," one student yelled out.

Gribben

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people

she has always been different. She came

a

d

Katie Pierc


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Decorative Painting Bryn Gribben gazes at one of her favorite She had many different pieces of art decorating her office in Colden Hall. Plwlo by Chris Lee paintings.

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Adcock

Managemenl and Marketing

David Alexander Media

Interactive Digital

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Julie Alley Elementarv Education

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Rorv Arnold Social Science Education

Aya Asai Pre-Professional Zoology

Jeremy Bachmann Parks and Recreation

Management

Audrey

Bailey

Corporate Recreation

Bret Bailey

oo

Agricultural Science

Brett Barger lournalism

Laura Beichley Merchandising

Christopher Belknap Industrial Organizational Psychology

Alisha Francine Bell Management Information Systems Bridgette Berrv New Media

Interactive Digital Media:

Tabitha Biermann Elementary Education

Christine Blunk Secondary Mathematics Education

Abby Bohan Mercnandising

Scott Bosley English

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Caitlin Brenton Elementary Education

Andrew Brown Horticulture

Shelley

Brown

Merchandising

Abby Browning Industrial Psvcholog)'

Melissa Brunk Sociology

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Management and Marketing

Dean Campbell Horticulture

Sarah Carey Psychology

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Brvan Clark Broadcastmg

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Crady

Elementary Education

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Micaela Daley Broadcasting

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Kristin Davis Agricultural Education

Tricia Davis Sociology

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Dawson

Accounting

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people


There aren't many people

who can

imagine waking up

for

hearing impaired.

veryday and being unable to hear the chirping bird out the /indow, or their mother's voice lulling ickie

McMurtney had been

them

influenced by

it

who

signed,"

McMurtney

said.

lot of

motivations were inspired by more than the

children [deaf]

who

are integrated in the public

McMurtney said. "They don't on one attention they need and fall behind." McMurtney would graduate December 2008 and wanted D begin working on her masters, which after attaining her ign Language Interpreters License, would hopefully lead to :hool system get really behind,"

et

'

the one

position in public education

to special-

where she would be

a resource

McMurt-

said.

McMurntey's future position would assure

that deaf chil-

dren could integrate into public schools systems, and receive the attention necessary to combat frustrations and just be there to help with any issues that might arise.

"Now

xperience with her cousin.

"A

behind and are taken

ney

arty." life

fall

for a long time.

m able to have a one on one conversation without a third But her

deaf children

ized schools, the education can be 3-4 years behind,"

The senior speech communication and organizational ommunication major had a minor focusing on deaf studies Tew up with a cousin who'd lost his hearing at 6 months. 'Anytime we wanted to have a conversation with him we ad to talk to a relative

"When

into tranquility,

In the

mean time McMurtney was

staying busy with three

executive positions in the Delta Zeta sorority, something she

had been involved with since spring 2006. "I was totally anti-Greek. But some friends of mine were Delta Zetas and they talked me into going to spring recruitment, and it wasn't at all like sororities are supposed to be,"

McMurtney

said. "It just totally shattered the typical

had a really good time and everyone I met changed what I thought." I

Delta Zeta philanthropic focus

image.

just completely

was hearing impaired

orga-

nizations,

w

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Katie Pierce

Bearcat Language Jackie

McMurtrey

sign.s

"bear"

(left)

and

"cat" (right).

McMurtrey was

sign

language professor Marcy Roush's teaching assistant. She wanted to learn sign language because she had a deaf cousin. Photos by Kai/lecii Vaiidc Kaiiip

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alex drury m

involved student balances activities and responsibilities

from the moment you step onto campus: get involved early. For one student, getting involved was a

You hear

it

part of everyday

life.

Alex Drury came to campus from Blue Springs, Mo. knowing he wanted

Dur-

to get involved in Student Senate.

tor

Drury had always been

Bearcat situation, so providing infor-

and updating Clint's calendar every day on the floor. "It was really neat to get out on the floor where they do action," Drury

mation

said.

ing toward his masters in higher

in the office, mailings

"I've

been on and

council or

some type

Drury came back

to the University

serving as their Chaplain.

off in student

elected student

of student gov-

body

He

and became a

sophomore year he stayed active |^ Student Senate and was the chair of

student ambassador.

^,,>^

governmental

dent his

committee.

affairs, a

He was

Key honor

semester of his

also

He was

student senate

sophomore

As student body students

spent his spring semester in

Adam Downing Biology

Nicole

Downs

Elementary Education

Alexander Drury Organizational Speech Communications

Mary Duncan General Biology

Valerie

Edmondson Animal Science

Mary

Elifrits English

Jordan Elo Broadcasting

Breanne Engeman Merchandising

Shelly Farley Child and Family Studies

Kelli Harris Psychology

Melissa Faust Accounting

Jeni Fee Agricultural Business

Jonathan Ferguson Studio Art

Joni Fields Agricultural Education

Mary Beth

Francis

Business Economics

Benjamin Fuentes Hislorv

Logan Galloway Marketing and Management

Megan Gehrke Child and Family Studies

people

is

president,

Drury

what he enjoyed the most.

"There were a

Jefferson City working for State Sena;

no

body presi-

year at the University.

found that discussing issues affecting

class president.

He

elected student

last

"My dream ^^Would be acting as the Vice President of Student Affairs ^^

also \^

fraternity

fall

Student Senate meeting

was good," Drury said. Drury planned on staying at the University after graduation and wo

ollege,

lot of

students that

Drury

said.

Balancing work an

vice president.

Cardinal Key, Order of Omega, Blue

During the

0272

and

Next Drury joined Mortar Board,

ernment since fourth grade," Drury said.

at the

After interning in Jefferson City,

joined the fraternity Phi Delta Theta^

interested in student leadership.

were uninformed about the Bobby

responsibilities included helping out

ing his freshman year, he was his class representative.

David Clint of Bethany. His main

somethingtiiflfcSifeiry dealt with every day.

-^ I

_

.

-'•^

"Being an overly involved student,

like that I've

been able

everything, because as

to balance

much

as

I

go

to

and people see me out having a good time I still kind of go by the policy that if I work hard I get to party hard," Drury said. w Chris Lee d Katie Pierce the bar


Widely Involved Student Body President Alex Drury

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sits in the Student Senate has been involved with Student Senate since his freshman year. Along with senate, Drury became involved in a wide variety of organizations including: Phi Delta Theta, Mortar Board, Cardinal Key and Order of Omega. He also served as a student ambassador. Photo by Chris Lee

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Andrea Goss Theraputic Recreation

Robert

Graham

Accounting

Twameeka Graham Business

Management

Christopher Grandfield Management Information Systems Kelly Gross Elemental' Education

Brandv Grummert Elemenlan' Education

Danielle Guillemette Elementan- Education

Brian Haeflinger AgricuJtura! Business ]ill

Hamilton

Biology'

Jennifer Harrison Pre- Professional Zoolog\'

Lois Hart Statistics

and Agricultural Business

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John Hawkins Advertising

Megan Hayes Education

Trevor Hayes lournalism

Jeff

Hayter

Agricultural Business

Molly Heath Biologr and Psychology

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ance a

rugby founding father

strong Supporter Lance Pelc supports a wide variety of University

Besides exhibited

sports

being that

including

strong

football.

athletically,

strength

he

academically.

Photo submitted by Lance Pelc

Rusty Hendricks Physical Education

Kyanne Henkle Animal Science and Agricultural Business

Michelle Henslev Social Science Education

Jason Holt Business

Brian

Hopp

Broadcasting

Andrew Horine Pre-Professlonai Zoology

AlHson Hubbard Elementary Education

Samuel Hucke Political

Science

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Katharine Jacobs Geology

Megan Jamison Geography

Business

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New Media

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Nancy Kaczinski Psychology

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people


Sports have always been important to sophomore Lance '^elc.

Growing up

in

Stromsburg, Neb., he

baseball, basketball

jjall,

uced him

and track when

to rugby.

Ht^ to come

%.

was one

to the University.

but sports were

ho size of the

still

He

classes,

said he wasn't going t

it

was out

of state, but not

other administrative tasks, but everyone

known

who joined

fatM|M^.'.-T "The team played bigger schools with more experienced eams," Pelc said. "The other schools would put in guys without much experience. They still had a lot more than we did. A^hen we started, four people had seen a pitch. I was one and hat

first

year

d only seen

is

it

as a founding

on TV.

a lot of talent but

t

was not

The rugby team was

NSA sanctioned.

Pelc said he's not participating in rugby next year so that

he can focus on classes and spend more time with friends. While participating in rugby, he felt like a hermit because he never seemed to have free time. Pelc's college experience started in

still

different personalities, but they

,

.

a close group

lot

of

and

manyavere still living in South. Pelc also enjoyed attending small group discussions at the Wesley center because they talked about

many different issues.

college because

"I like

you can do so many things," Pelc

^

sa id.

"We

be up in the stands

at the

games

to help

sinice -.^bbl

w

seaso

-j^ti-

became

fast because when you slow know what's going on," Pelc said. J'MWe're building something. When we come back in 20 years we can say 'We started that,' Pelc said."

coach," Pelc said.

considered a club

South Complex with

other freshmen in the Honor's Program. There were a

.

we needed a

name

^g^S^.W^K

themselves. *

he'll also

A coach scouted the team toward*Hietefii of the or next year.

has been trademarked by the University. Pelc said they're

,•/

;ames but no coach.

"We had

it

waiting for a nickname to stick instead of thinking of a

important. Other reasons included

campus and

as

.-^

of the top reaso

from home and his frien ds we re attending. During his freshman ifec S^KMras invited to join a group o start a rugby team; the group fi^^seen his interest of rugby )n his Facebook profile. Other people set up the schedule and

lid the

not

Also, the team wasn't allowed call themselves 'Bearcats'

intro-

:oo far I

it's

a university sport," Pelc said.

foot-

dad

because we're playing other people but

^

."5A strong sports program

Slav,

knew about

a friend's

"It's official

tried to

keep the games

^Rfn people don't

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Knox

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Leader

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nancy bernardo g

new

come from many different areas of the world; they come in many different shapes and sizes, much Hke the work they produce. Nancy Bernardo is a graphic designer and a Lttists

recent addition to the art staff at the University. Originally,

Bernardo was an English major with a minor in

art at the University of

she took her "I

loved

first

it,"

Chicago. Nearing into her senior year,

graphic design class.

Bernardo

said.

"So then

I

took some more

classes in publication design."

She explained how her

more

several

interests steadily

classes. Eventually, she

headed

home

professor makes a

grew off to

as she took

graduate

school.

Along the way, Bernardo found inspiration through known Sophie Calle, Jenny Holster and Barbara Kruger. Her focus was mainly on letterforms, the human form and magazine design. artists like

y book piec8||||[|||Pme of my favorite," Bernardo

Her more favorable jobs were when she worked with fellow artists on projects. "They were very open and very understanding of the process and what goes into it", she said. "Whereas when you're working with the general public who might not have an art background. It's harder for them to understand where you're coming from." Her first job was designing advertisements for Bell Atlantic and she worked her way up to working with non-profit organizations. She took on a lot of freelancing jobs until she

moved back to Chicago. One of her favorite professional works was work

that

would be published

a collaborative

in the Southshore Journal in

thi

northwest Indiana and Chicago area. "It's

a constant

much right now;

work

it's

in process," she said.

like a

"We

can't

do

summer project."

In the meantime, Bernardo taught at the University in the

said. "I

e the newer stuff for sure." ij^^l She created many images of corner^nRe body with text or texture overlays, each with their own personal meaning. She enjoyed creating art on her own time.

at the University

art

department.

One

of her favorite classes

was Letterforms/

Graphic Desigii. She planned on sticking around

some

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kristina campus

safety officer,

mart

animal advocate and truck driver


h /

Kristina Martinez sits behind a straight,

I

tie

Campus

hair, ler

wooden desk

in

While Kristina Martinez had been involved

Safety headquarters. She's leaned back in her

her hands crossed and resting on her magazine pouch,

Her eyes flashed as she talked about her life experience, vhich ranged from working with the handicapped, to driving in 18-wheeler across country, to owning and operating a masage therapy business while being a police officer.

was going to be [police Except that as a young mother I was always very lassionate about child welfare. I used to say 'oh, boy if I was cop, I'd do this, I'd do that.' But that was the only desire not anything

I

ever thought

I

ifficer].

thought in the future," Martinez said.

"If

I

could only help

nake things right or bring justice out or something, or help he underdog. That's what

I

"I

Token

Randy

Strong, about a job after her house

was

into, in 1995.

he came back

where was doing massage therapy at Looks and said, 'Do you want o apply for a job at the police department?' I was like, what? I yish I'd had someone to talk to, to say, 'They don't know me. )bviously they don't know anybody that knows me,'" Marti"After talking with the investigator

to

,

,iez

remember

this

one guy

twenties or thirties, he

was

who was somewhere in his

a teacher,

joining Club Med," Martinez

and he thought he was

said.

Martinez and the guy were watching others in the Pugil Pit,

Martinez was approached by Maryville Public Safety's nvestigator.

she started at a physi-

experience with civilian truck driving.

looked at as what law enforce-

nent could be."

when

and mentally handicapped day care facility. Over the next ten years she worked in various positions, ranging from managing apartments rented to mentally handicapped, and later working at the Department of Mental Health. At one point Martinez enlisted in the National Guard where she drove 18-wheelers for the Army, after her year's cally

I

)r

in public

welfare as a police officer for several years, her career helping

people started in her twenties,

long hair pulled back into a straight ponytail.

"It's

second law enforcement position.

a training involving hand-to-hand combat with a pugil

which is a heavily padded training weapon. "He claimed we needed a voice to the outside world," Martinez said. "He thought the commanding officers were high on coke or something. I asked him, 'What do you want? Tie a stick,

note to a squirrel?

It's

been

like this for

100 years."

Martinez enjoyed her job as a Campus Safety specifically her roles as a defense trainer for

officer,

RAD. She

partici-

pated in the Northwest Advocates for Animal Awareness, an

said.

organization that brought animal lovers together, creating a

Martinez said she resigned from Public Safety after 5

common bond where one

and one afternoon 3 years ago came in to talk to Clarnce Green to dispute a parking ticket. He asked her what she iiad been up to, when she answered nothing he offered her a ears,

might not have existed before.

Martinez was also involved with the Nodaway County Humane Society and owned and operated River Song Massage,

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Kristi

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Horticulture

Jeffrey

Swan

Public Administration

Andrew Swinford Agricultural Business

Joseph Szymkowicz Management Information Systems

Richard Talley Computer Science

Interactive Digital Media:

Seoh Khim Tan International Business

and Management

Michelle Taylor Psychology and Sociology

Business

Katie Thudium Management and Marketing

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Patrick Tiernan English

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Marti

Trummer

Psychology and Sociology

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ucas ariboni international student juggles sports and academics

.V

was a big facta^g^^Pi^^^s a University sti lade when coming to the United States. l^j/M ucas Ariboni, 22, grew up in Campinas, Brazil, acUj population of about one and a half miUion people. Ari ennis

Brazil.

to the University in

Orlando Florida

at Dr. Phillips

and a

ansition a

ents decided he needed to

little easier.

oni said.

Henrique

He had been

live souclose to

me right away," Arime a

here for a semester so he helped

It."

days consisted of class in the morning, tennis prac-

the afternoon

ice in

and homework

am

You have I

boni

won

als,"

of the guys

on the team get together and play poker,"

"We just hang out and have

riboni studied in both a private

at a

good

"Here (United

said.

level.

I

can put the two

his

match

team made

4-4 overall so

Ariboni said.

it

to Nationals after Ari"

in the regional tournament.

"It

I

needed

was

to

win

to

send us

a great feeling to

SUF"*^

to Nation- ^-.

win and help

my

'

help each other with school and are around each other

of the time so that effects our performance

all

on the

court,"

Ariboni said,

fun."

and public high school

*

Friendship was another factor within the team.

"We

friends.

jiboni said.

like

do something," Ariboni

team."

he did have a few free minutes he enjoyed playing poker

some

to

work on doing something different. 'so what are you going to do with your

can study and play

always studying.

either practice, lifting weights or

'^

together."

"We were

oing homework," Ariboni said.

'ith

"My parents were life?'

hours while playing tennis for the University. It's

two

Ariboni because he didn't have a formal

In 2007, the men's tennis

at night.

)uring his second to last semester in college, Ariboni took 21 redit

difficult for

for

trave led the world

sponsor and the tournaments were really expensive. His par-

States)

vriboni's

I

was

"I

ATP tournaments."

playing It

And then I tr^

half years to turn pro," Ariboni said.

and marketing. hillips Hall was home to Ariboni during his first semester. A 'lend of his from Brazil lived on the same floor, making the liked having

also

K

high school.

graduated from high school in 2002.

"I

spring of 2005 to study international

usiness

I

He

dttended high school in the United States for a year in 2001 in

.

ame

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,

UllU football player

New O^Jns came

from

'

nero

1

1

with family to Midwest in wake of Hurr^jcarB Katrina i

Tattoos can

tell

lineman Julius Nero letters "o," "v," "e,"

On the chest of freshman offensive

a story. III is

his

home

state of Louisiana

with water dripping

and the

II

Nero

III

McDonogh

and Brenda, and the date they were married: Dec.

25,

home and life would

be what

it

was

like before.

down from each letter.

Written inside the state are the names of his parents, Julius

mistic they'd soon return

11

thought he would resume his football career

at

35 High, where he was an All-District and Pre-

season All-Metro pick entering his senior season. Instead, his football trophies, academic trophies, family

"That's real love. love for

They

u s. Th ey take care of

still

togefRer,"

^^11 said. "They

d

Anything we

us.

us.'

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Au^^^HmHH^^^HHBeedflHe anothi

than ever

when Hurricane

Katrina invaded the gulf

Early weather reports had Katrina missing

co..

^..^

when Hurri-

to a

C^

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^flece^ car trouble before from God. After the family had finished

Katrina as a sign

II,

points

shopping one day, the engine in their recently purchased 2003 Suzuki had "I

failed.

us and to get

As they

0282

«-™b,

believe the Lord told us all

left

people

of us out,"

iflH^ larger vehicle to prepare

Nero

New Orleans

for

II

.,

Donald Callahan. They

^

As Callahan talked about the water rising in his home phone went dead. It would be eight mamths b-'— -

"

Nero

'"

the storm had winds over 155 miles'^er hbur, it was time to leave. The family got in their Ford Expedition with only the clothes on their back and enough for an extra day.

Nero's father, Julius

.^ceived food and other items donated from rocai III

home

called

to his friend,

talked about the storm.

cane Ivan missed Louisiana in 2004.

When Katrina upgraded

Social Security

all

'

New Orleans.

family stayed, having experienced a false alarm

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baby pictures, birth certificate and washed away. "He had scholarship offers, but lost -'* /where he was," Nero II said.

pictures,

"^-^

heard from his long-time friend. "That was rough.

Nero It

III

I

didn't

opti-

know if he w~

*

said.

was time

to

The family gicw mcu w. ixiuvmg so their journey took them to Omaha,

move

on.

from hotel to hotel, Neb., where the family moved in with Julius' older brother Derrick and his family. Quarters were tight for the 22 members of the family.

said.

Taps, tl^ family was

the

(continued on page 284)


Struggle Wilhin Julius

Nero remembers everything

his

go through before and after Hurricane Katrina. After losing everything, Nero lost scholarships and the future he had planned. God led them in a different direction, towards the Midwest, towards the Bearcat family. Photo by Kayken Vniidc Kamp family had

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student and family struggled to overcome devastating losses After his teammates huddled around him, giving

(continued from page 282)

"There were only two bathrooms. Everybody had

was

a Httle frustrating at first,"

While

living in

Nero

Omaha, Nero

III

III

to wait.

It

home

said.

filled

couragement and pumping him up for the first

"That kept

out piles of paper-

Nero

for the

him

game, Nero

en-

felt at

time in a long time.

me going through." Nero III

started the final six

games

said.

of the season as the

work for relief benefits. For his trouble, the family received a meager $40. Insurance didn't help the Nero family either they

Vikings finished 7-3 and clinched a berth in the state play-

received only $800.

offs.

"The insurance company told us they'd pay that wasn't underwater,"

Nero

II

said.

for

anything

members

said they

were treated well from the mo-

ment they arrived. People donated clothes, furniture and food. Church parishioners wrote checks, donating whatever they could.

Nero

III

enrolled at

Omaha North High

School, where he

joined the football team mid-season and started in his

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member

of the Roneagles.

cried for 10 minutes before the game," Nero

â&#x20AC;˘

people

to the prestigious

Nebraska

until

he thought the Shrine Bowl was

just

an

all-star

he found the game benefited children's hospitals.

said it was a humbling experience for him when Nero the team flew to Chicago to visit the children, and sign jersey. "It makes vou thankful for what you have," Nero III said At the end of the season. Viking teammate Aaron Terry, former Bearcat recruit, encouraged Nero III to come to Maryville. He walked on and finished his second year with th

Bearcats.

was overwhelming for him at first. Here he blue and yellow, rather than the maroon and

gold he wore as a

an invitation

III

Nero

first start

was, dressed in

"I

first

for the Vikings.

His

Initially,

game

Family

also earned

Shrine Bowl.

"Everything was under-

water."

game

He

III

III

admits there were times he considered quitting

school to take care of his familv, but thev wanted

him

to con-

tinue, III

said.

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Standing Strong Julius

Ncm

and

his

family

survived

Hurricane Katrina by relocating

to

the

Midwest and eventually settling down in Omaha, Neb. The hurricane washed away all

of their belongings leaving his family

to rebuild

their lives. Photo

by Km/lccn

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Brandon Alexander Kelly Alvarez

Tanya Anders Brandy Anderson Kelsey Anderson Ronnie Auxier

Ashley Bailev Jared Bailey

Stacey Banks

Keyle Earner Caitlvnn Bartles

Jamie Braley

James Brandlv

Sunny Bristow Sharee Broaddus

Ashley Brown Mallory Brown Chris Buback

Alissa Caltrider

Maria Chavez

Amy Circello Jarod Clarke

Kandace Claypole Heather Coonev

Kara Cott Tricia

Cox

Jacquelyn Cradic

Ryan Crady Victoria Daritv

Brittany Davis

Golden Davis Jessica Day Trina Day Rachel

Drummond

Duckworth Anthony Dupree

Christi

Shelby Eagan Christina

Ewing

Holly Fisher

Katherine Fowler

Sena Frame Courtney Frisbie

Amarjeet Gambher

Amy

Giebel

Melissa Giebel Brittany Gillett

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erv

Everyone looks forward

'

leir

driver's license

ly. It is

on

to getting

their 16th birth-

a day of great excitement

mit,

Mo. had an

icense Bureau

alcohol related

my record,"

and

on

Sum-

It turned out that it wasn't on her permanent record but it was in their system. They managed to take care of

iticipation.

Laura Kearney, 20, from Lee's

interesting day at the

on her 16th birthday.

"Someone broke into the License Bu;au and stole something that had social •curity numbers on it," Kearney said. When Kearney went to get her drivs license on her birthday, she gave lem her information and something jpped up on the computer screen.

with out "I

.

"They didn't

me right away, the me if I had ever got-

tell

I

Oman just asked

n a ticket" Kearney said. "She called

boss over and they were looking

;r

the screen

and whispering

to

each

it

Kearney

said.

turned around in

bureaus

million people that

line.

You know

get, there are like a

come

in at once. Ev-

eryone had a startled look on their face,"

Kearney

said. "

I

thought

it

was funny,"

Kearney, a broadcasting major

and

visual journalism

minor was very

involved within the television station acting as production director. She

"They called in somewhere and she

08 on hold for like ten minutes. She

was

She spent about 20-30 hours a week working upstairs in also a student engineer.

Wells Hall.

"Checking out equipment

Kearney had no idea what was about happen.

it

being a huge problem.

how license

her."

j

somebody and said that manslaughter showed up

finally talked to

part of

my job,"

Kearney

check out cameras

said.

is

a big

"Students

for different classes

throughout the week."

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Chris Lee

d

Katie Pierce

m •-^

lannelS 'ura

Kearney stands

in

the

KNWT-

'jannel 8 television station studio. sa

She

student engineer for the department

Mass Communication. She was also Channel 8. Photo

iduction director for '

Chris

Ue

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9/11,

to 101

As most students

start college fresh

hewaonly 15 miles from the Iranian border. The

out of high school and

this

path has included serving the United

"They sent

lots of care

packages.

1

to Balai

Iran.

States in Iraq for nearly a year.

Herron started his military career in May 2004 at the age of 17. Since he was only 17, his parents had to co-sign the papers for him to join. He wanted to join after the events of 9/11 and knowing his dad had served during the Vietnam conflict. "My parents were very supportive of me," Herron said,

back

ended up being quite interesting, according to Herron, as thei team almost lost both engines, causing them to nearly fly intc

graduate within the next four years, others find themselves taking a longer path to traditional college life. For sophomore

Thomas Herron,

flight

^

also got a lot of support

Along with the trip to Basrah, Herron was able to spend week in Qatar on military rest and recuperation pass. While -tbfjy he was able to see more of the Arabic culture from a "saudi Arabian perspective.

i

^^^

di^^Hl" Herron we do^ey act much differently than sai(C "They drive much differently than we do in public." "It's

very, very similar but very, very

from people in my hometown, from a lot I didn't know." Herron left Missouri on July 23, 2006 as a member of the 1-149 Attack Battalion from Houston, Tx. and was based in Balad, Iraq, an American base 50 miles north of Baghdad.

While working on the helicopters, Herron quickly found out how much havoc Iraq's swinging weather conditions can

While on the base, he worked general maintenance on Apache

comfortable weather.

helicopters.

was it pleasant." The dusty conditions made it very hard to breathe along with work on the helicopters and keep parts dust free, accorc ing to him. During the rainy season, the grounds would turn, to mud, making it difficult to work at times. Herron returned to the United States on June 30, which also happened to be his 21st birthday. After coming home, h( came back to pursue a career as a history teadHg^ith a sociii

cause.

"Weather was very extreme," Herron

tower guard, for 24 hours.

"We'd spend four hours on,

fotlfflflUrs off

watching the

perimeter of the base for truck^^ghicles, any kind of threat to the base," Herron said.

^^ ^^B"

Toward the end of his time in Iraq, Herron said the base was hit by an insurgent led mortar attack while he was on guard duty. During the mortar'attack, a road running through the base was damaged and 10 people were injure^y shrapihough facing the potential

f(^^^Kks each

home

for

side of the world,

Herron Iraq was not

day,

_;one of the biggest differencelwI^P being in ig at

Christm^^Al^urfyie was on

WW

the other

Christmas^Ps^HmenB|abie time for

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W

"Our superiors al^^mcecre^stmas day so everybody could have it off. They brought a Christmas tree in for us and we decorated it with various military things," Herron said. "The star

v^aj^g^Ml^O

caliber

rounds the sheet metals guys

had welded together. l^HHH^pr Though the majority of his tim^^^^ent on the base, Herron did have the opportunity to leave and see other parts of Iraq. One trip was to Basrah, Iraq, a British military base, as part of a team to fix an aircraft which had malfunctioned. He said the significance of going to Basrah was that the base was

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people

was always

said, "It

was never and very

either cold, hot

'

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science education major.

"People to

_

It

rarely

Another part of his duties on the base were four hour shifts of

I

who

are

my age

,

are juniors, seniors, getting read

graduate but I'm so far behind," Herron said, "Most peopl

don't understand that the reason I'm only a sophomore was

because

1

spent a year in Iraq."

Though Herron is back as a student, he is involved in ROTC on campus along with being a member of the l/135th Aviation Battalion based out of Whiteman Air Force Base in Knob Noster, Mo. With his involvement in ROTC, Herron had an undeploy able status, meaning he wouldn't be automatically deployed again if his unit was called back to active duty. If he were to called up again, he said it would be a hard decision now that

1

he's back in college.

go back with ttiy unit but I also want to finish college,'^erron said. "It would be a very tough decisic "1

would want

right now."

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On Duty Sgt.

Thomas Herron

(left)

stands next to an Apache helicopter with a fellow

of the 1-149 Attack Battalion r

in

on the airfield

member

Herron spent just under a Iraq working on Apaches. Photo submitted by Thomas Herron in Balad, Iraq.

Herron holds up

a piece of out dated Iraqi currency, with the face of

former

Iraqi

Saddam Hussien, he picked up during his tour of duty in 2006. Herron is member of the Missouri National guard, 1-135 Aviation Battalion. Photo by Jessica'

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marsha jenn spreads her love for

God and

life

to international

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name of the

disciples

studentsi

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Father and the Son and the Holy

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Cultural Literature

While studying in South Korea, Marsha Jennings experienced many aspects of the Korean culture. She was able to spend a weekend at a temple with her classmates and monks. Jennings visited places like seen above, a palace where the former emperor used to live. Photo submitted by Marsha Jenmngs

Bibles, dictionaries

and TOEFL

exam study guides

fill

Anna Grannrs Ashlev Griffin

Hannah Groom German Guerrero Kylie Guier

James Gunawan Sean Gundersen Jonathan Guver Jared Haoi April Hafner

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Former Palace

(Test of English as a Foreign

the bookshelves of

She studied these materials

to better

Language)

Marsha Jenning's apartment.

connect with her international

friends. Jennings also helped international students study for the

exam. Photo

hi/

Katie Pierce

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Multiple Languages

A Korean

.ind

English Biblo

among

is

Marsha Jenning's prized possessions. Having Ihe verses in two languages helped Jennings to share Bible verses with

owned

her international friends. She also

Bibles in other languages like Chine.se

and Korean. Photo by

When students,

comes to getting involved with international one member of the University family has devoted it

most of her time

to

she loved

Tokyo, Japan for the

it

so

much

after

graduating in

Jennings said. "The trip

is

through the Missouri Baptist

convention."

She was very involved with the Baptist Student Union, International student organization for three years

and the

my freshman year I was just observing and

deciding what

wanted to get involved with," Jennings said. "I was just amazed by the international students that were here. I had never had that kind of experience before" She soon found out that working with international students was something she knew she wanted to do. "My first semester freshman year I worked in the computer lab and I was surrounded by Indian students, some Chinese students and some European students, and I really I

gave

didn't stop there.

She soon met every new interna-

and helped them get acquainted with the

to

North-

and spring semesters," Jennings

fall

me

courage

when

I

didn't have the courage,"

"I

to study abroad.

was amazing," she

"It

about

said. "It

was

like everything cool

my life here jam packed into reversal

or something.

I

was the odd man out for the first time." She was there for four weeks studying the language, history, government, and business practices and cooking, along with other areas of studies. "I

was the only one

by myself," she

all

that

went

J^SB^Hi my year so I got to Korea

said.

Jennings was grateful for her involvement with the international students during her time at the University.

"Graduation will be bittersweet," she this place." .

tional student,

came

met

was shy in high school and that sort of changed when I came to college." The only trip Jennings had ever taken outside the United States was to South Korea during the 2007 summer she said.

enjoyed that experience," Jennings said. It

international student that

I

Jennings said that her faith played a huge role in getting

Asian students association for one year.

"During

International orientation.

involved with the international students. "It

be helping missionaries that are already there,"

will

new

was doing

said.

the spring.

"We

I

west both during the

she planned a trip to

summer of 2008,

^

"Junior year

every single

it.

Marsha Jennings spent many hours with international students from all over the world throughout her college career. In fact

University.

Katie Pierce

w

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Chris Lee

said. "I will

miss

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Heaven Ha\'ward Christine Hedrick

Tommy Hester Julia

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Adam Jackson

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siblings participate in varsity sportslil

Hunter and Hannah Henry never planned to attend the school, but it worked out pretty well for the fraternal

ame

"She Lorek

one of those athletes you wish you could clone,"

is

^%

^%.

said.

Hunter's breakout sophomore season earned him the

^hen we were thinking about college, his decision was oming much sooner than mine because he was doing basket-

and that comes before track," Hannah said. "We were kind going different places, and then he got recruited here and

2006-2007

we both loved it here." Hunter and Hannah wereia8i7m?J^8 1, 19lS5ift

did

I

Bob and Tracy Henry. Both accumulated awards iroughout their high school careers at Shawnee Mission West 1 Lenexa, Kan. - Hunter in basketball and Hannah in track.

hildren of

It

usually takes a while for people to realize they're twins.

took

:

women's

track coach Scott Lorek

some time

to

eshman

year,"

at

he

were related

said. "That's just

Hannah's college career didn't

until the

end

of her

way she

expected,

level,"

er

and was

freshman

still

recovering by the start of team practices

"Her freshman year was rough from a physical standpoint,"

"One

,orek said.

of the things that

we

did

-

we changed her

~9HBMV

3ad leg."

Hannah had been using the same leg to compete in the urdles since she started running in summer meets 12 years arlier.

really bad because I was just getting Hannah said. "It was just a really big change, when I was 6 or 7 and I get to college and your

"Freshman year was djusting to

it,"

had started

oach says 'You need to switch ;ve I

been doing this

for so long.

Hannah has broken

and you're like 'What?' Freshman year was a struggle."

legs,'

the indoor 60-meter hurdle record

and finished fourth

2006 Mid-America (MIAA) Championships, he also took fifth in the 400-meter hurdles at the same meet, arning All-MIAA Honors in both events. 3ur times,

Hunter

said.

up

at the

itercoUegiate Athletic Association

..

;

a visit with former Bearcats assistant

Darren Vordebruegge, Hunter signed, and he paid dividends.

"What makes him unique

is

a lot of guys

arms don't necessarily have great hands and hands," coach Steve Tappmeyer said. "A

year.

.

my durability, trying to stay and being able to hold my own at the Division I

After a setting

he underwent knee surgery during her senior year of high chool

MIAA regular^season title.

from high school, few college

"They had concerns about

me being oblivious."

start the

a share of the

rebounds

170 pounds.

injury-free

didn't even realize they

won

7.5

coshes were knocking at his door, despite a 6-foot-8-inch frame - a premium height for college forwards. One concern coaches had about Hunter was his frame. Entering his redshirt season in 2004-2005, Henry weighed in

put the

lues together. "I

mwm

When Hunter graduated 9?*?

wm the &jBt sopho-

in 12 years to

as the Bearcats

...

''

Hunter

mi^m win the award. That season. Hunter averaged 176 points and

more

all If

MIAA MVP Award.

who

have long

he's got great

lot of

the stuff

we

him has come true." is no bitterness. Hunter said. But, he can't help but wonder what all of those coaches who never got back to him are thinking now. "I don't want to have that attitude, but I mean, you can't help but think about it a little bit," Hunter said. "But I'm happy where I'm at." %iimitmmmfmmi^m0fm'^''titmii Hannah and Hunter both make an attempt to see the liked about

In the end, there's

other compete, but conflicting schedules usually keep those instances limited.

away games, i#8d|iagd?tw ge Mi?)Hbut I love watching Hannah said. "It's fun to watch. I hate when I have to miss him. I know our parents struggle with it to because we trying to make both play on Saturdays. They do a great job "The

him

far

.'i

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play,"

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Kalev Johnson

Aimee Jones

Rachael Keathley Douglas Keightley Dylan King Kimherlv Kuhns Jared Lainhart

Anthony Leapley

Young Lee Erin Loges

Thomas Lowe Rachel Ludwig Katie Luers Larissa Maranell

Holly Matulka

Andrew McCollom Crystal

McKeever

Kelly

McKown

Jeffrey

McWhirt

Ben Mendenhall

Ashley Metzger Katherine Meyers

Andreas Moth Iversen Amy Naas Haruna Nakamura Linsey Noble

Rob O'Doherty Elisa

Orr

Emily Otto

Adam

Palmer

Kathleen Patrick

Emily Paulsen

Katharine Percell

Heath Peregrine Jeff

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solo artist discusses his musical interests and

life's beliefs

Writing songs, working at the radio station and

Mackey kept him-

Iso the television station, Eric If

very busy on campus.

The PERT, Peer Educator echnology spent a

lot of his

Residence for

in

own

time writing his

usic. He had ail of the equipment necessary to mte and edit music in his room in Dieterich Hall. Mackey got his start at a young age.

bought

"1

loney in ig

fifth

my

first

grade,"

my birthday

guitar with

Mackey

said. "I've

%m^

$"

'

been play-

on and off since then.' ^ During high school Mackey was involved with a

,ouple

ofj?^^

_

.

bands, like a Blink 182 cover

Being in bands tist

.jg

so hard to have a successful band. Hav-

three or four people

bout o

different than being a solo

according to Mackey.

"It's

I

is

it is

all in,

Mackey

rare,"

come

together and

said. "But for

the odds are whatever you choose.

•eing in control of

all

care

one person I

to

like

^

what's happening."

Time was managed well by Mackey. He had a •ig

planner that kept everything in line for him.

^

my worries and stuff are in here. I don't my tasks, it's all in here."

"All of lave to

-

think about

Mackey had three facebook.com groups that and fan base. Also on the web ite Pure volume he had over 30,000 downloads. "That makes me really happy that people actu;llywant it enough to download it," he said. "^ pplied to his music

'

i

ver having a collection of fans "

Mackey

alion "I

also

worked

is

for the

my goal."

not

campus

television

working on the production "Open

think that the

lirection,"

he

show

said. "I

is

heading

Cham

in the right

have high hopes for the

sKowT

making film and movie s/ —^ Mackey enjoys being as involved as he is but _

really like the idea of

^

so enjoys time to himself "I

just

want

to play life like

it's

a game,"

Mackey

"As soon as everything is done for the Aaf^^^ hrow it away and the rest of the time is mine." _ aid.

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in

Brook Veer

is

dating a patriot. She's been

minutes, but

He

ing Aaron Auten since April of 2005, 3 years.

has been deployed

2006. He'll be back in "1

calls

Afghanistan since November

to

March

about

It's

when I wake

probably the

up,

it's

one

first

thing

I

think

in

left for

was

frustrating," Veer said.

kids,

Oklahoma

"We

talk

it's

we wrote

a lot of letters."

on the phone everyday.

It's

leaving. '

really hard."

him coming home years left on his c«

but he's got another 3 still

could eet deployed.

"The best thingrTOvenrst

likeSRS^T"^

the plane, going to pick to

While deployed the communication was

when your best friend is

Veer's looking forward to

"We'd write call

scary,

'

and so he

but he was only allowed to

week. So yeah,

was

been a hard

ups and downs.

i

June that year, two months after they started see-

"It

"It

lot of

'^^ ' You don't know where he'll be mow, but not really. Veer saia. saying gooaoye „v.s the worst part. At the airport with him in uniform and everyone with their families and all these

ing each other.

letters

fairly lucky, it's still

experience with a

Veer said.

less day,"

He

everyda^gfeg^iagWietttkierHe—

Auten has been stationed outside Kabul, AfAuten have been

Auten and Veer met when she was 16 and he was 18, and he had already been enlisted a yeaxShe knew what was coming, she just didn't k' when. Auten completed his basic but still had AIT training left in April of 2005.

s

it

about the same time."

ghanistan during his deployment. While Veer and

of 2008.

don't think I've ever been so excited about

one thing before.

Afghanistan

easier.

even better because

moment he

steps off

up. This time

haven't seen

him

going

it's

in nine

months."

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only for

I

him

d Katie

Kate Hall

Pierce

^M^ ;**« ^^'A-'-^ Everyday Conversations Brooke Veer and Aaron Auten talk on the phone everyday even if it is just for fifteen minutes. They have

been dating for three years, out of those three years, they have been apart one. Photo submitted by Brooke Veer

Soldier

Boy

Aaron

Auten

has

served

in

Kabul,

Afghanistan since November 2006. When he returns to Marwille in March 2008 he

Patiently Waiting

Brooke Veer waits for her soldier, Aaron Auten, to come back from his service in Afghanistan. "I don't think I've ever been so excited about one thing before. It's probably the first thing I think about when wake up, it's one less

plans to register for classes in the

fall.

Photo submitted by Brooke Veer

I

.

day." Photo by Kayleen Vaiide

Kamp

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well

University employee retires in hopes of

After twenty years in the food service at the University, a familiar face will be missed

by many.

court since 1987.

was the only

cashier in this

little

area back then," Mer-

rick said.

She worked as a cashier that entire time. Known by many, Merrick would always greet you with a smile and some kind words. "I've never had a rude one (student). They are as delightful you could ask for. They've made me keep going and made life really worth coming to work for and I really appreciate

Merrick

said.

many throughout campus. try and go to her when she is working,"

Irma was known by "I

Gray

always said.

"She

is

Austin

the coolest lady ever."

Merrick lived in Residence Hall,

now named

Roberta Hall

while attending the University. The year after she graduated

and moved out of a Residence Hall, the back was blown off by a gas storage tank explosion. A student injured in the blast later died as a result of her injuries. Her name was Roberta

Jennifer Riepe

Melissa Robbins Elizabeth Robertson

Pamela Robison Sarah

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whom the Hall was renamed for.

and a minor in home economics Merrick taught at Albia High School in Albia, Iowa and sponsored their cheerleading. The next spring she was married to Joe Merrick. They meti at the school where she taught. He passed away in 1968 at the tion

age of 40. at Eugene Field Elementary School where she taught physical education. In 1969 she was offered a job at Horace Mann on the University campus. She held that job until she retired in 1987. Merrick then started working in the cafeteria. After 20 years of working at the University it was time to move on. "My family thinks my body needs to rest," Merrick said. Her plans were to help her family and stay active in her church teaching Sunday school and singing in the choir. "I've enjoyed these kids, I'm going to miss them like every thing. I don't care where I go, I run into them. It's just been such a good feeling to be able to know these kids," Merrick said. "This is a good school." w Chris Lee d Katie Pierc

Merrick received a job

in Maryville

as

that,"

and

After graduating in 1949 with a major in physical educa-

Irma Merrick, a University alumna has worked in the food

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James Waltz walks

and

gift of fabrication

Always, Charlie,

into the Station after a

night of work. But he doesn't look like he's been

fill

working, unless he's an English professor from the button

sixties: slacks, a vest, a

tip shoes, occasionally a hat

down

shirt,

wing

always mismatched socks. Waltz said he started dressing that "1 I

wanted

wav

in

to dress in a

way So

I

Waltz was the guy in class

have the answer

first, if

that looked nice, but

go

I'd call

school, beginning with the violin.

to thrift stores."

who

he wanted

always could to.

And

it's

ing the keyboard.

result

dad gave him the

an answer

is

gift of

never far away.

There were man\' distinguishing features about Waltz.

He

played six different instruments includ-

ing the piano, violin, harmonica, and enspiel.

He was

also a

member

middle

joined the

the glock-

of a band.

Love

He

played guitar and keyboard,

Always, Charlie.

Waltz worked

not

a half

to Waltz, his

He

in

along with other needed instruments, for Love

campus,

and as a

The Noble Savages."

it

or paid undivided attention to lectures.

According

Trov's brain child," Waltz said. "Otherwise

James started playing instruments

that he read his assignments dutifullv every night,

fabrication,

tried to

orchestra and as a senior in high school began plav-

high school.

can't afford to look nice.

four-member band that

the indie nitch. "It's

but not tonight, and

a

in custodial

a position that

and helped pay

maintenance on

he had held

his tuition.

for a year

and

Waltz said food

is

what he cleaned up after most frequently. "Food seems to be a fairly consistent thing," Waltz said. "People think others will see them picking

it

up and think

just leave

w

they're eating

it,

so they tend to

it."

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amber comnr volunteer work while studying abroad sparks lifetime interest

Studying abroad

to

most college students means

a

semes-

explore a foreign country while going to classes, not to

ter to

discover what thev want to do with the rest of their

Amber Commer found

her calling in

abroad in South Africa from July

to

second student from the university

Commer wanted

Africa,

to

go

study in South

to a place that

nobody

not

had. The opportunity to studv there also allowed her numer-

her experiences was helping children

how

learn

who

lived in

One

townships

"Thev had things called townships where blacks were

and very impoverished," Commer said. "I got five hours a week and go into this pre-k

there

still

classroom with about 35 three or four vear olds

speak a

lick of

who

uncommon to

have over 10 family members living togethe

heavily impoverished, according to

same family staved

together.

"Four children,

said.

time with mentally disabled

locals, this

took while

worked

at a facility for

women who

women.

grandchildren, their

Commer.

to

My house was

it

would be considered

we had running

lucky,

a slum.

Commer

water,"

said.

were deficiencies and

fill

months mate took five weeks After six

means

it

South Africa,

in

to travel

to

shower you used

it

was bucket showers.

when you took and you literally used a bucket so was always cold water, they don't

eat rice

fe-

her room-

and camp through sub-Saharan

which

is

Commer

out every night in a tent or slept under the

there,

yard.

Or

if

Commer

said. "It's very

together."

in Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Now

1

back

to the University

semester of 2007 but traveled

during the spring

to the Philippines

On

to

almost primitive but

that

Commer

campus, she

is

back

is

at the University,

with a

little sister

she

is

active

named Jasmine.

involved in the Vagina Monologues, a pla\

Even though she

for organizations

will

graduate with a degree in elemental

education and planned on going to graduate school to help

abroad. Based in Tacloban City for the summer, she said the

impoverished communities abroad or in the United States,

point was to get engaged in the

Commer

mainly "I

to

at the

community

community

as she

worked

said she

center.

did everything from teaching a morning preschool class

running a

Fridays

we

While

girls club.

We went

did nutritional things," in the Philippines,

fund raiser

for the organization, including finding local

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called

Rock the Community and we had

to orga-

I

desire

less fortunate

is to

am and

just

matters where

w

a

whole

Jessica

than her.

work with people who

the fact of the matter

percent of the entire world,"

need

to play at a concert. "It

"My off as

a

said she doubted she would ever teach. Instead she would probably spend the rest of her life traveling

and helping those

on medical missions and on

Commer said. Commer and others planned

it

held annually to raise awareness of women's issues.

during the

as part of Volunteer for the Visayans, a volunteer

group she discovered while searching online

how

to apprec^

makes you appreciate the food more because you realize oka\ a mango, go get it from the mango tree or you want the jack fruit, go get it." you wanted

Commer came

said she learned

She also learned

a mango, our nanay, our mother ir would just go cut it off the mango tree in the backshe was cooking chicken, she would go kill one of

"We went up the southern coast of Africa to Namibia, Angola and came back around to Botswana and Zimbabwe. Then my roommate and went to Mozambique said.

Commer

a staple of meals.

"When we would want the house,

her chickens,"

Africa.

"We camped

It

ate the food they ate.

be institutionalized."

Commer and

a spigot

During her time

are mentally dis-

them," she said, "we worked on

male empowerment and what

a

have hot water there."

abled and the whole purpose there was to find where there

summer

five

family

all

The majority of homes are basic concrete structures or made from corrugated tin and running water is rare, accordin "By American standards

studying in South Africa gave her another chance to work

stars,"

where 15 member;

15 people living in our household. 15,

Commer

members,"

at

"But you didn't have anything like a shower so

A community engagement class Commer

"I

is

"We had

don't

English and try to teach them English for four

hours a day."

with

loca

the

siblings."

go there and four or

to

all

name on

two nephews, two cousins, our nanay and papay, and

forced to live during the apartheid years and so they are currently

"They were

Tacloban City

of the

of

speak English.

to

said.

don't even think you could find their

in a house, such as the house she stayed

else

ous chances to interact with local children and adults.

I

Com^ mer, where most people make 100 pesos or $2 a day and it is

Dec. 2006. As only the to ever

bands.

Internet."

lives.

while studying

life

would come," she

nize the bands that

I

is

Commer

that's

said.

go because there's a whole

"I

aren't as well

about 99.9 don't think

lot of

people

it

who

lot of help."

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AmbtT ComincT

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safari

in

tudied

Africa during 2006.

abroad

in

South

Commer

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and

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The autumn leaves

from trees as

fell

students walked to their classes. The beauty

campus was apparent

of

to students and

faculty as winter hit a

few months

A

snow covered the

fresh layer of white

later.

sidewalks and streets.

There was an increase friend on

in

man's best

campus. Northwest Advocates for

Animal Awareness sponsored "dog days" to get students closer to faculty and

staff.

The campus was a home away from home for

many and

held

memories

of fun times, Friends Wall

athletics

and

friends;

making the University

Above: Symbols of time, country

and

familv

names enhance

the

wall of friends at the International Plaza.

closer than you think,

The

wall

was another symbol

of the University's closeness. Plioto

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Shimmering Scene The fountain

Coldcn Pond October afternoon. Colden Pond was formerly known as Lamkin Lake Left:

sprays

in

during

November

a

in

chillv

1942. Photo by Katie

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Arts Building,

The

fire arts building has been the neighbor of the fine arts building since

2006 Photo hu

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a

October,

week bright

ground

of excessive rainfall in

orange

around

caps

covered

Without identification the rule of thumb has been to avoid anything not white. Plwlo lui the

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a

tree.

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Campus

Station

Centerpiece

The Administration Building stands in the morning sunlight. It still stood even after fire destroyed

the west

wing and

a theater located in the back portion in

1979. Photo

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perspective

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Chris Lee

Sunlight the

Shadows beams onto

Station.

A

the sidewalk

ni

shop and sn^l were available

coffee

convenience store students 24 hours a day. Photo

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yews around campus provide and variety in the fall and winter landscape. Paclitaxel, a drug used to treat breast and lung cancer, was derived from

The

color

related plants. Photo

In/

Jennifer Riepe

Calming Reflection

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The sun sets over Colden Pond on a cool, crisp, autumn evening. The pond was a canoe races many years ago, now calming environment for students relax and forget about classwork. Plwlo

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to

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Spherical If

Wonder

you take a closer look in the union you

will

find that there are

many

treasures

waiting to be found. The abstract sphere

gave the second floor a twist of excitement. PJtoto in/ Knyli'i'ii

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Centennial Symbol

As our world changed more and more we sometimes forgot our past. The Centennial Sculpture was a constant reminder that we had moved forward. Photo by Kaykcu Vancic Kainp

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week causing day of

finals.

the University to cancel a

Photo by Chris Lee


Ice

Everywhere

Tree limbs and power lines covered in ice fall to the ground near the Fine Art Building. An ice storm hit the campus and community leaving many residents and students without electricity for days.

Photo by Chris Lee

Dormant Courts The nets stand

in the cool

fall

weather on

the tennis courts in the middle of campus.

They were home

to

tournaments held by

the Northwest Tennis teams. Photo by ]ared Veriier

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Golden Pond .

Bearcat Stadium received a

new

surface

and lights during the summer. The field was named after Mel Tjeerdsma. The new turf replaced the grass and was expected to last for a

Colden pond is seen through a classroom window. The pond was located right next to Colden Hall and could be seen out of a

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in

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Bearcat

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Truman

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against

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the field before every game. PJwto by

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a

pump

near Colden

Pond. Students liked to sit and study on warm days. They could also feed the fish in the pond. Photo by Jessica Nelson

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Leaves

sit

under

ice after

an

ice

storm

campus and the town of Maryville. Power was lost and finals were cancelled

hit

for a day causing many students to stay a day or two longer before going home for Christmas break. Phoio In/ Katie Pierce

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bell

from Brown Hall

sits

atop

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experience there. Plioto by Jessica Nelson

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jury decides fate of A nd

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Bobbie Jo Stinnett.

f

On

;oinery, the 39-year-old

oman

recom-

for

and

Mont-

Melvern, Kan.,

Bobbie Jo Stinnett of

kidmore, in December 2004. "It

under," Beckv Harper, Stinnett's

Uh Bobbie

from

Jo's

husband, Zeb Stinnett,

and we are grateful its

noon, after less than

five

hours of

The jury affirmed every atutory aggravating factor would warmt a death sentence. The factors included: Montgomery

eliberation.

itentionally killed Stinnett; she it;lv

know-

inflicted "serious bodily injury"

by

rangling Stinnett with a rope before

^mg

a kitchen knife to

perform a crude

--arean section; Stinnett's ..

t

pregnancy

reporter asked

Montgomery

if

asked. "She's

When

my friend,

get married

she's

my wife.

you take

a

ed

don't take that lightly."

an

U.S. attorney John

District

Judge Gary

off.'

Montgom-

a cold-blood-

to

Wood

expressed

law enforcement authorities

ensuring the safety of Victoria Jo

for

Stinnett.

"We

appeal. Duchardt will appeal on the

grounds that Federal

me

to describe

killer."

thanks

in the process of drafting

asked

let

Whitworth said "She's

ery,

prom-

Lead defense attorney Fred Duchais

and you should

loved his wife.

"Are you married?" Montgomery

I

it

are confident that justice has

been served

in this case," said

Wood.

"It

A. Fenner refused to allow the testimony

is

of University of Pennsylvania psychia-

law enforcement cooperation than the

trist

Ruben Gur.

hard

to

imagine

a better

example

of

efforts that led to the successful rescue

a sad, sad day," Duchardt said. "A lady who's really sick was involved in something really terrible. We couldn't be more saddened by the result. The defense doctors were top-notch in what they saw in Lisa. Obviously, the jury had "It's

baby Victoria Jo from her mother's

of

killer."

Nodaway County responded 2004, 911

first to

call

Sheriff

Ben Espey

Flarper's Dec. 16,

from Bobbie

Jo's

home.

As he waited Thursday afternoon

for the

was carried out

the offense."

on the cooperation of law enforcement

The prosecution argued that Montgomery planned the kidnapping because

agencies. Authorities safely recovered

she feared losing child support benefits

Amber

and custody of her four children to exhusband Carl Boman. The defense countered that a history

Espey

of teenage sexual abuse

If it

and was pre-

in a "heinous

The jury also voted "yes" on the stion of whether Stinnett's death

flicted injury, loss

innett's family.

and harm

No jurors

defense's claims that

id serious

mental

the crime,

to

agreed with

Montgomery

illness at the

time

Hild

continue a significant loving

Tship with her family ;n

prison.

if

Patterson's

rela-

sentenced

hard time getting past the gravity of

from stepfather

Jack Kleiner; her biological father John

had seen improvements

mental stability while in custody or

k

still

ise.

felonies," Whitworth said. "Somebody commits a serious crime and they'll drudge up things that happened 20, 30

a

editated.

e

pretty bad

Je her especially vulnerable; the

praved" manner; and the act

It.

a circus,"

go out and commit violent

to

years ago and say That's the reason for

One

for

verdict shortly

was

said. "It

let

good childhood be used as

didn't have a

an excuse

journalist.

this."

rdt

The jury returned

one

think there's a winner in

When you

many

uir dedication."

tter

Montgomery

he

oople \vorked very hard to bring this ise to a close,

said to

can't

the fact that people had bad parents or

face,

asked you nice once," Mont-

"The prosecutors gave you

a prepared statement

her side. "During that time,

\

gomery

the case of Bobbie Jo Stinnett's

lother, read

1

when you

has taken nearly three years for

istice in

please,

my

we

think as a society,

"I just

"Get the camera out of

killing Victoria jo's

lother, 23-year-old

Whitworth deemed the case a victory over what he in his closing argument called the "abuse excuse."

waiting media.

convicted of kidnapping Victo-

jo Stinnett

Lisa's hus-

band, attempted to leave the courthouse,

he entered into a confrontation with

Friday, Oct. 2b a jury

ended the death sentence

ia

As Kevin Montgomery,

three-year odvssev has cimio tn on

for Lisa IVIontgomor\

to

sister Patty

abandonment of her and her Baldwin at a young age and a

lifetime of emotional

abuse from mother

Judy Shaughnessv resulted disease and delusion.

in

mental

jury to return a sentence, he reflected

Victoria Jo within 20 hours of issuing an Alert.

"I'm not afraid to ask for help,"

hours to ask

said. "I didn't wait 24

for assistance,

it

was done immediately.

would've been just one agency,

we

wouldn't have been recognized."

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the

second female prisoner on federal death row.

She

joins Angela Johnson,

who

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lobe for his portra\'al of a ranch hand

Ledger called

that she

of 38.

lominated for an Oscar and Golden

has a love affair with another

announced

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were pregnant

she confirmed her pregnancy.

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for

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and great performers

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with nearh* 38 million viewers

tuning

in.

A little ovetiour months

later Jordin

Sparks from Arizona was

declared the \vinner o\er Blake Lewis.

A new

unique hairstyles rather than singing talent.

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sites like

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Malakar as

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only six remained.

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criticized

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charged with second-degree murder

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Jaime Alejandro Zamudio-Hernandez.

of

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left

Zamudio-Her-

shoulder. Perez fled

and was found by police

in

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road in a snowstorm. Perez was

brought back to Mar\'ville to stand

trial.

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were harassing

his business.

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by Thornton saving that his constitutional rights of free

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The

village

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of Regents approved a pro-

"Village at Northwest"

offices, stores, restaurants,

living area in

would consist

of

houses and apartments.

would be built on land across campus on Road that is owned by the North-

the west side of Icon

west Foundation.

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village in Maryville

posed plan of building a shopping and

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for the village

was influenced by

similar

areas being built by college campuses across the country.

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later

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white students sat under. Several race-

related incidents also occurred

lena against racial discrimination, while similar protests hap-

pened

six african-americans

known

as the Jena Six.

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This year, California suffered fires in

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history.

some

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were claimed and

508,000 acres were destroyed including 1,600 homes. With a total of 23

fires,

investigators felt that

The Santiago

of the worst wild-

lives

some were

the result

started by a

which burned 38,000

acres,

was

young boy playing with matches. Gov. Arnold

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were deliberate-

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August

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for disorderly

conduct

in

an airport

in June.

undercover policeman arrested Craig at

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport after he tried to solicit sex

from the

officer in the

men's

rest

room.

The senator denied

that he

was looking

for sex

and said he only pleaded guilty to avoid a mess. The senator later filed to withdraw his guilty plea, but his motion was denied. He said he never had been gay and denied reports from other men saying they participated in sexual acts with the senator.

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ended on Feb. 24

after parliament

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c o

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to

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an end.

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down

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cells to die off.

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level of

levels are already cells,

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doubled the time that advanced mela

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patients survived before their

cancer worsened.

Doctors hoped that the drug

cells in that

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allowing for few side effects.

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as Cuba's president.

was

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dominantly containing oxygen, which cells differ

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The new drug, STA-4783,

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Castro said he was relieved to step

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monsoon

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people during the month of June.

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Somalia and Nigeria were heavily affected

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seven months of 2007.

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causing 119 deaths.

school buildings served as a shelter

tored waters and unstable govern-

responsible for over ten deaths in

ment.

addition to the

many

casualties

hundreds of people

who had

from

to

dangerous areas. Cyclones and floods

Lightning strikes were also

moni-

slides.

Around 1,000 people who lost their homes in the disaster were given food and water by charities and government agencies. Concrete

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deadly

when

pirates did not get

what thev wanted. Some ships

Miss Puerto Rico sabotaged

traveling for humanitarian pur-

poses were even attacked. The

World Food Program began using

more

air deliveries in

Somalia after

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Detectives said they

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use of lead paint.

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Consumer Product

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Over 3,200 miners who were trapped in a St)uth

stopped registers from selling selected items.

African gold mine

China-made tovs began in June when RC2 Corp discovered high levels of lead

stranded over

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retailers to

Thomas & Friends wooden

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train sets.

one U.S. child had died

magnets.

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September

due

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a pressur-

fell

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elevator. It

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closet case

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Dumbledore character gay

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miners,

who were

that food

Harry Potter fans received

who

was gay

revealed a beloved character

ple brought the miners to

from author

J.K.

in October.

Rowling

told a

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while Clemens vehe-

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Allen, Elijah

[index]

Alley, Julie

Alliance of Black Collegians

Almond, Kristin 256 Alpha Delta Pi 197, 200,

233

201,

212, 224

Alpha

Aaron, Devin

Abbott, Lisa

236, 244

Abernathy, Krista 9 Abies, Kelley 213 •

Accounting Society 233 Acebedo, Pablo 188, 189 Achuri, Anupama 242 Ackermann, Darrin 10 Adcock, Jerin 238, 270 Adink 232 Adio, Bayo 187 Adkins, Jaclyn 241 Adkins, Tara 251 Alexander, Brandon 286 Alexander, David 270 Allegree, Rachel 226 Alleman, Nathan 152 Allen, Amy 226 •

Andrew

Allen,

Gamma Rho

25, 178,

203, 212, 213, 221, 340

217

235, 243, 254

Alpha Kappa Lambda

70, 200,

321

Baldwin, Toni

236

Anderson, Skyler 256 Anderson, Susan 193 Andrew, Kyle 229, 245 Andrews, Casey 251, 262 Anime Club 235

Ball, Brice

Alpha Psi Omega Alsup, Richard

233, 262

144

Alvarez, Alejandra

Alvarez, Jessica

79, 104, 232,

243, 256, 261

238, 259, 261, 270

Alvarez, Kelly

Anreddy,

S.

Amaral, Carolina

190, 191

Asher, Bailey

235

247,

256

226

Asian Student Association Asker, Breanna

Anders, Tanya

Askin, Sydney

286 Anderson, Brandy 66, •

247,

67,

286

Anderson, Kelsey

286

234

327

286 Barney, Brandon 229 •

Rod 351 Sean

238

140

Battle,

Troy

256

243

Basset, Katie

286

Bastian, Kelsey

247

263

Bayer, Lindsay

Machinery

202 Bearcat Football Ambassadors

236 Atcheson, Mallory

Bealty,

Attema, Alece

Austin, Cindy

220

Beatty,

Adam

Beck, Andrea

256

Beason, Brooke

251, 286 Johanna 184, 185, 201 Avitt, Lindsey 226 Aydar, Beyza 252 Ayres, Karlyn 255 Babulal, Rahul 242, 262 Bachmann, Jeremy 270 Bachtel, Denae 255, 258

Avilez,

176

Beard, Keyauna

233 297

Adam

236, 332

213

Auxier, Ronnie

The One Source Solution for Printing Needs

Association for Computing

Auten, Aaron

Bear Graphics

Barner, Keyle

Barton, Bridgett

91

206 •

Barker, Justin

Bartolacci,

Ashman, Howard

251, 262, 270,

Bartles, Caitlynn

256

Amnesty International 235 Amundson, Chelsea 217

Barr,

American Sign Language Qub 235 •

3'

234, 270

2S

Barger, Brett

Asbury, Ashley

American Marketing •

189, 281

Arnold, Jake 78 Arnold, Rory 270

192 Ashley 251 Baloyi, Tsakane 233 Balzer, Haley 220 Bandi, Ajay 236, 242 Banks, Stacey 286 Baptist Shident Union 236, •

Aya

Armstrong, Kayla 255 Armstrong, Shelby 236

Asai,

251

Howie 182

Bally,

Ryan 234

Arief,

236, 240, 244

Ballard, Kaila

236

Aronson, Rebecca

286 •

Ball,

Bales, Casie

Ariboni, Lucas

204, 205

Association

Baldwin, Patty

[a]

Anderson, Melissa 226 Anderson, Ryan 193 Anderson, Shane 256 •

270

60, 251, 261

72 122, 201

Becker, Mackenzie

Becker,

252, ^,25^

Mason 28 •

Beckman, Nichole Beichley, Laura Belder, Jessica

226

233, 245,

217

Belfonte, Francesca

Belknap, Christopher

1-877-333-3800

(b) Bae,

Hyo Han 245

Bagley, Rebecca

Serving Missouri Since 1857

Bahr, Audie Baier,

248

Samantha Ashley

Bailey,

Audrey

Bailey, Bret

286

185, 270 270

239, 247

Baker, Grace

251

Baker, Katie

Baker, Lauren

Baker, Leann Baker,

DD

perspective

220, 221

217

Tomeya 233 Cody 229

Baldridge,

U332

51, 76, 251,

252

Bennink, Natalie

240

Marcus

235, 243

206

215

238

Berardi, Elyse

Bergstrom, Alicia

201

Anne 248 Bernardo, Nancy Berke,

Berry, Bridgette

226

Baker, Jory

23,

Bennett, Jonathan

Benzel,

Bainum, Caitlyn 250 Baker, A. 236 Baker, Aaron 136, 248, 252 Baker, Alisha

Melinda

270

213

Benware, Megan

256, 286

Bailey, Jared

Alisha Francine

Bell,

245

12,

Bell,

Samantha 261 Benham, Chris 195

238, 258

Bailey,

A.

Bell,

243, 23

236

Bell,

Bell, Allison

2/|

68

54, 55,

27tj

270

Beta Beta Beta Biological

263

Society

236

Beyard, Brittny Beydler, Kristi Bharti,

Nisha

233 236, 238, 24|

24, 25, 100,

101, 226, 236, 253, 261


hiishan, Phani

242 244

hutani, Angela

iermann, Tabitha iggcrstaff, April

Brian

iggs,

ing, Erin

Brent, Nic

inklev, intliff,

Andrea

244, 25<S

l(i3

inuya, Gregorio

323

irchmeier, Jaclyn

isoglio, Arielle

235

jorland, Michelle

James

lack,

lue

256

Key National Honor

aternity

236, 272

270

lunk, Christine luth,

Stephanie

243, 249, 257

xlapati, Karthik

ide, Katie

lehm, Allison v^,

236, 242, 244

217

100, 245,

261

Hannah

)ehner,

22, 26, 226,

236

Bob 28, 134, 147 serma, Nancy 241 jerigter.

Abby

jhan,

jhnker.

233, 270

Amy

Ryan

Caby, Alishea

143

Brown, Brown, Brown, Brown, Brown, Brown, Brown, Brown, Brown, Brown, Brown, Brown, Brown, Brown,

Alicia

Andrew Ashley Cara

Desirae

Heather Justine

250 240

LaKoyia Rachelle

Brownfield, Clarissa

256

Browning, Abby

3lyard, Jennie

226

Brownley, Kelsey

jman, Carl

321

Robin 240, 247 Radhika 236, 242 jndurant, Addie 233 oner, Courtney 256 3one, Dustin 235, 259 :irden, Brett 251, 263 jsley, Brianne 206 Dsley, Scott 270 ivver, Hannah 232, 270 mer, Kelsey 226

onar,

jndalapati,

Hanna

jvvlin,

140

jwlin,

Kelsey

jwlin,

Meghan

201, 245, 255

jwman, Leslie 250 )wman. Matt 235, 255 )u man, Nathan 262, 263 )wman, Samuel 40 •

•lyle,

Jared

Carlin, Eric

247, 261

254

Adam

Bryant, Alex Bryant, Steve

257

247,

Bob 20 Brymmer, Adam

Buckley, Sarah

Buckner, Austin

Cha,

259

Cole,

J.

79

182, 241,

ady, BUI aley,

235, 243

Jamie

andly,

James

257, 259, •

16,

286

Burnett, Patricia

286

Burnett, Rachel

Burroughs,

240

201

Megan

266 238

302, 303

Chaitanya, Vishnu Cristy

242

259

Corbett, Lorrie

144

20, 21

Cheruthuruthil,

Tobby Xavier

257 248, 251, 262

Cornelison, Joe

135

Courier,

240, 286

Ray 133

Covert, Orrie •

Cordell, Fallon

Cott, Kara

201

236

88

248

Hannah 270

256 Cook, Sheldon 153, 155 Cooney, Heather 286 Copeland, Kelly 226 Copeland, Willie 160, 161

Kim 239

Chaudhary, Ashok 244 Chavez, Maria 286 Che, Bo-Kyu 245

261

88,

Burks, Rosie

252 206

Cone, Kylor 218 Cormelly, Sherrianne

245, 270

248

209, 210

Commer, Amber

Chase, Cory

245

191

Burkemper, Mindy 248, 252, 253

259

166

Deanna •

Abby 206

Coleman, Sara 220 Collegiate Farm Bureau Comer, Sean 251, 270

249, 257

Chappell, Ben

245, 248, 262

adford, Alexandria

235

286

266

Cole, Nicholas

236, 261

Chapman,

245

256

Colbin, Xanbria

248

Bunse, John 122 Burgess, Tanya 217 •

241

Colasacco, Erin

256

Caw, Gentry

197, 247,

202, 203

Coe, Corbin

201

Jimmy 229

Jeremy

Caudle,

Claycamp, Nathan

Coffelt, Michael

Brandon

Catalano,

Buckner, Jack 229 Bucy, Melanie 201

220, 243

Castilla, Veronica

261

270

Cloughly, Emily

262

Cash, Brittany

206

259, 261

David

Casey, Scarlet

286

Bubalo, Elizabeth

239, 286, 316

Cockrum, Tasha

Carter, Katie

202

Cockrill,

Casady, Ashlee James •

218

Carter,

Bryer,

Mary 103 Thomas 235

236

Carpenter, Kyle

Carson, Erica

218 •

201

Carney, Patrick

Carroll,

206

215

Cobb, Cambrin 217 Coburn, Josh 16

Carrington,

218

Clark, Kelsey

Clifton, Brent

Brunner, Laura Bruns, Kevin

238, 249

202 226

Carr,

201

Coats, Ella

Carpenter, Rebecca

Clark, Cindy

Clement, Kelsey

12

226 Bruning, Stephanie 240 Brunk, Melissa 270 Brungardt, Sara

Clark, Cassy

Carnes, Bryanna

Carlson,

241,

246, 270

Clayton, Kyle

n nton, Brooke 236, 261 •adford, Alex 108 ladford, Tiffany '

Brummond, Seth

Buffa, Roselynn

8

270

235

Bruington, Cassandra

Buback, Chris

251 •

73

217, 261,

Claypole, Kandace

238

226

Bruce, Jess

120, 121, 245

Girl Scouts

8

Clark, Bryan

Clausen, Ali

240

Clarkson, Daniel

233, 270

226, 227, 286

Anna

Clarke, Jarod

Clark,

Cannavo, Nicole 220 Capps, Kirsten 246 Cardinal Key 272, 273 Carey, Sarah 255, 270

Amy

Campbell, Michael

Campus

136

322

Clark,

64

247

Campbell, Ben 270 Campbell, Dean 270 Campbell, Desi 11, 243, 249 Campbell, Logan 218, 246 •

Christie, Julie

Clark, Jonathan

213, 235, 286

CampbeU, Trisha

Ryan 44 Shelley

276

245 286

Mallory

Sophie

282

237

45

Caligiuri, Toni

236,

242

Clark, Brandon

218

233

326

245

242, 266

Clark,

187

Caltrider, AJissa

213

Dana

238, 249

Tommy

Calle,

286

Annie

Callahan, Donald

215, 270

Nathan

sling,

263

50, 51,

236

Ga-Hee

Circello,

Calia,

Alexandria

236

Chowdary, Raja

245

Calbert, Diezeas

252

245

Christian Fellowship

Cafer,

238

226

Choppa, Sai Praneeth

(c]

88

246, 262

Choi,

Megan

Cho, Seung-Hui 248

248

Lee-241,257

Chirala, S.

252, 257, 286

240

244

Shankar 236, 242

Byrraju, Jaya

262, 263

248

244

Britton,

Brooks, Tara

235

39,

Camillya

lount,

Chipps, Elizabeth

Byrd, Shonte

Brooks, Rachel

233

Butza, Rachel

Byers, Katherine

Brooks, Brian

Childs,

Byers, Kadi

270

Brockmeyer, Anne

Butler, Katrina -241, 257

Andrew 255 Sunny 286

Brobst, Tania

Nathan 245 ishwojit, Sharma 244

Childers,

Byanjankar, Niraj

28

Broaddus, Sharee

240

252, 258

236, 242

176

174,

Bush, Stevie- 195

Bristow,

Brewer,

Meghaan

irkley,

217

Brenton, Caitlin

^d, 115

22(i

Breault, Valerie

62

Bredeman, Sarah

152

Tom

illesbach,

236, 243

Burton, Jessica

262

Brayman, Aaron

270

202

Braun, lessica

23S

Terry

iibro,

Brandt, Kellen

Cox, Bradley

135

270

index

3330

DO


Cox, Sarah

(d)

Cox, Tricia 286 Coyle, Trenton 256 •

Cracraft, Lindsey

Cradic, Jacquelyn

Crady, Jennifer Crady, Ryan Craft,

220

Ayan 242, 244 Dahmer, Mallory 240

213, 286

Dains, Willy

Daftari,

270

220, 238

Andy

Dau, Dennis Davis,

Crenshaw, Heather 270 Cronstrom, Brian 70

Davis, Bryce

235, 241

Dan 254

Crosswhite, Rachel

Crouse, Sueann Cruz, Alex

201

201

Delta Chi Delta

270

Cudworth, Clarissa 238, 258 Culler, Lauren 3, 240, 259 Cunigan, Derick 232, 246, •

Delta Zeta

20

237 Davis, Maggie 262 Davis, Neal 257

262, 312

Cunningham, Adrieime 233 Cunningham, Sean 256 •

70

Davis, Tricia

Amanda

Dawson, Dawson,

Phillip

238

238

199, 212, 213, 271

236

Derks, Alisha

48

Derks, Sherri

270

Desai, Chintan

201, 235

A Proud

95,

270

62, 200, 210, 211

Davison,

Terri

Diekmann, Chris

Andrea 174, 177 DiMiceli, Andrea 217 Dingfelder, Samantha 233

Dill,

Autumn 226 •

Dorrel,

Adam

Downs, Nicole Drake, Courtney Drake, Cris

240, 272

262

218

Dreessen, Kyle

245

206

Drury, Alexander

23

286

5, 8, 16,

215, 231, 236, 248, 252, 261,

Bearcat Supporter!

1605 South Main perspective

149, 152, 154

Kathryn 251 Downing, Adam 272

Dorrell,

ALWAYS THE LOW PRICE.

DD

255, 258

242

145, 24!

Do, Hye Min 245 Dodda, Harisha Sravani 236 242, 266 DoUins, Samuel 235, 248, 25

Drummond, Matt Drummond, Rachel

238

Dieterich Hall Staff

WAL*MART

mi 334

215

Dittburner, Jennifer

197, 208, 209, 210

DeMarce, Rudee 246 Demi, Amanda 166 DeMott, Drew 195 Dempsey, Kelsey 206 Denison, Kathryn 245 Denney, Ian 228, 229 Derks, Alena 235

270

Davis, Seth

10

Mu Delta

Disney,

258

Delta Sigma Theta

149

Delta Sigma Phi

Davis, Leslie

270

Curtis, Brittany

Deloske, Jamie

Davis, Jeremiah

Davis, Kristin

Megan

Delaney,

261, 286

Davis, Jonathan

249

263 •

206, 261

Desouza, Stephanie 242, 27( Desso, Tierra 233 DeVoe, Dylan 228 Dias, Heather 255, 270 Dicke, Tambri 233 Dickerson, Emily 241, 270 •

Dean, Nicole 201 Dean, Tara 270 Deckard, Danielle 241 Decker, Merci 251 Decker, Troy 236 Dedman, Curtis 248, 259 Deha, Paul 202

286

Davis, Jeremy

Davis, Golden

Cruse, Emilee

243

Davis, Brittany

Abby 255

201, 252, 286

Amanda

Crawford, Nicole 262 Creason, Robert 229

Cross,

246, 270

Darity, Victoria

259

235

Daniels, Will

240, 259, 270

164, 238, 245,

Daley, Micaela

Cramer, Rachel 247 Crawford, Alyssa 236, 270 Crawford, Crystal 250

Croskrey, Jennifer

238

Dake, Courtney Dale,

Deal,

286

Ashley

Day, Jessica 243, 248, 286 Day, Rebecca 243, 270 Day, Trina 255, 258, 286 •

78

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u

Evans, Dominique

273

.^

Bmndon

l?i)sc,

udinrdt, Fred

•241, 237

uddv, Bryan

248, 254 Kevin 251 Hmilv 220

ui;.in,

luPree,

58

Iscr,

Ali

Ivor,

Rachel

Ashlea

Fales,

Fanning,

Farley, Shelly

263

Farris, Kelli

I-)

I

Cody

ds,

202

Faust, Melissa

gan, Shelby

201, 286

David

1

sterla,

i

ston, Danielle

I

ton,

hhardt, Serena

David

l»ke,

42, 43

Field,

229

llmonds, Carole

113

ilmondson, Valerie

Financial

272 252 llwards. Heather 201, 233 hlers, Don 262 lers, Marjean 262 llwards, Carla

Cody 215

el,

Michelle

hause, Ehren Jackie

}le,

201, 233

252 244

pe, Mariette

Francesca

F^in,

I

iott,

Amy

1 is,

Jessica

243

Joshua

14

272

-194 •

26, 152

Eve

B.ell,

Tara 235 Ethan- 244

88

233, 236

256

216, 217

144

Freed, Emilee

255

tier.

Franklin, Kelsi Jo Frazee, Jessica

Erhenbach, Stephen •

40

Megan 62

Gant, Raquel

Doni

Fuller,

Nathan

Fulton, Liz

272

Garcia,

255

Gardner, Fallon Gates, Ryan

Furukawa, Yuka Futvoye, Carlmg Futvoye, Ian

247,

259

247

240 Freeman, Andrea 167 •

Freund, Jessica Frevert,

Fries, Jeffrey

Frisbie,

217

Tommy

153, 161

202

Courtney

238

235

212, 213,

Dominic

251 Gennari, Felipe •189

Gentry, Becca

238 Gade, Mahipal Reddy Gabriel, Stacey

Gaggenapally, Keerthi

244

242

Geography Club

236,

Geringer, Joe

243

245

German Club 243

242, 266

Germann, Tamara

Gagne, Eric 331 Gaines, Marisha 233 •

Gervais, Benjamin

Gaines, Stephanie

Amanda

233

Gessner, Ryan

201

Giaccetti, Tracie

256 Galloway, Logan 215, 272 Gambher, Amarjeet 286 Gallaher, John

247,

Gamet, Nathan 173 Gamma Alpha Lambda

51,

263

248

215 82, 83, 256,

260

Gibson, Caleb 245 Gibson, Chris 248 •

Gibson, Kara 273 Gibson, Megan 245 •

286

145

Gay, Melissa

Genetti,

(g)

Galaske,

237

Gehrke, Megan 248, 252, 272

256

256

Gatewood, Dennis

244 247, 256,

241

261

Gardner, Callie

166

241

Monique 238

257 •

238, 261

Garcia, Andrea

127

Fuentes, Jerry

Franz, David

lipamer, Jared

E:es,

241,

Drew 236 Brian

238

Frankhauser, Katie

E-ist,

Frueh,

Fuentes, Benjamin

233 f geman, Breanne 233, Iley, Joel

Frucht, Richard

Fry,

97

libree. Sheila

fgle.

243

hory, Ashley

261

96,

258

55, 216, 217

Sue

Gamma Chi 198 Gamma Sigma Epsilon Gamma Theta Upsilon

226

Kaitlyn

man, Gregg 330 I), Jordan 272 Eibrey,

Samantha

257

I

Fritz,

Frizzell,

76

235

Abe 215

Matthew 246

lis,

^

76

242, 244 Foreman, Alice 244 Foster, Sean 215, 233 Fowler, Katherine 286 Fowler, Lance 229 Fowler, Sarah 226 Frame, Sena 238, 286 Francis, Mary Beth 272 Francka, Jenny 206 Franken Hall Council 241 Franken Hall Staff 241

133

272

256, 259, 262

John

Foot, Jeffrey

Jackie

Iiiott,

201

201

236, 240, 286

Flanagan, Shay

Fohey, Jay •

Mary 272

lirits,

Fisher, Holly

Floyd, Elson

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Flood, Melissa

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272

Findley, Jennifer

Flinn,

o n

140, 141, 251

Flenniken, Bethany

251

s

255

75,

Association

Fisher,

i

Management

Flanigan,

ins,

Richard

Fields, Joni •

II

261

Feuerbach, Jessica

184, 185

213

272

Ferguson, Jonathan

252

256

247,

Feekin, Ashley

233

Tierney

Fee, Jeni

206 272

Whitney

Fedo, Patrick

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260, 272

14,

Featherston,

S.

Maryville,

217

Nadia

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252 152

Farmer, Lydia •

10%

248, 261

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students receive a

All

242

220

Audrey

Faltin,

Tamera 257, 259 Anthony 233, 286 liipree, Casey 218 lunn,

I

252

116,

Falcone, Nicole

233, 245

Ider, Colby 254 Uridge, Samantha

1

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247,

149

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liiiin,

65

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Mary

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nil,

Eyo, Affiong

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Amanda

Exposito,

Stefano

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258, 286

iierfcldt,

256

233, 260, 286

Ewing, Danielle -201, 235, 255

321

uckworth, ChrisH

Ewing, Christina

240

Giebel,

Amy

286

index-

3350

DD


Groves, Matt

Carter's

Harris, Jeremy

202

Grovijohn, Melissa

M Pharmacy

240, 245

Growcock, Carley 238 Grummert, Brandy 273 Grupe, Kendra 248, 341 •

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Rick Carter, R. Ph.

German 290 246, 252

Guess, Keaton Guest, Kristen

237

217,

1528 South Miin

46

Gustin, Audra

229, 246, 290

Team.

Ha, Hak Soo 245 Haberyan, April 110, 111 Hachey, Suzy 240 Hackney, Justin 248 Haeflinger, Brian 251, 273 •

660/562-3260 FAX: 660/562-3260

255, 290

Haer, Jared Hafeli, Jamie

247, 262,

215

Gillespie, Jessica

Gillett, Brittany

Gipson, Matt

216, 286

226

Glasscock, Alison

Goerke, Jessica

Golden,

217

Amanda

Goldstein, Nathan

218 218

Gomez, Lina 190 •

Gonner, Nate 246 Gonseth, Erin 251 Gooch, Jordan 229 Gorrell, Bill 202 •

Goss, Andrea

Goss, Jon

206

240, 248, 252, 273

153

Gourdeau, Tasha 185 Gower, Kayla 245, 258, 286 •

Grady, Christian 238, 245 Graham, Ashle 286

IIII336

Gray, Austin

perspective

235 266, 267, 279

206

Greer, Bailey

Gregersen, Brandon

229

Greub, Chester 202 Gribben, Bryn 268, 269 Griesbach,

Jimmy 187

Griffin,

Ashley

Griffin,

Shannon 255

201, 290

254

Havard, Brigette

217

Haverstick, Sarah

248

Z

170, 172, 173,

Hawkins, Karen 134, 227 Hawkins, Robert 324 235, 248

218

241, 258, 273

Jill

229

2:

242, 244, 247

Hayes,

Megan

Hayes, Sarah

245, 273

10, 141

258

Hayes, Stacy Hayes, Trevor

246, 273

Haynes, Jamie 255 Hayter, Jeff 273 •

Hayward, Heaven

291

Abby 255 248

Magazine 243 Heath, Molly 273 Hedge, Lyndsey 217, 256 Hedrick, Christme 240, 291 Hedrick, Landon 255 •

236, 262

Heeler, Phil

Hefner,

236

Heft,

Mark 233

Ryan

11,

243

Heimsoth, Justin 202 Heineman, Deidra 220, 251

Hanneman,

Heifers, Carrie

Jessica

Hans, Mattie

217,

255, 256, 261

220

249

Hansen, Brett 229 Hansen, Kirsten 252 Hansen, Molly 220 Hardin, David 246

256

247,

274

Hennessy, Meghan 257 Henrickson, Danielle 241 Henry, Blair 245 Henry, Hannah 185, 293 •

201

172

Henry, Hunter 170, 171, 172, •

274

Andy 248

Hendricks, Rusty

Henkle, Kyanne

Harman, Holly 39 Harman, Mindy 250, Harmon, Jordan 202 Harper, Becky 321

199

Henggeler, Brett

245, 248

Ahmed

Henry, Tracy

273

Groteluschen, Sarah

Hanke, Maranda 240 Hanks, Rita 136 Hanna, Tommy 235

Haring,

224

Hamblen, Tyler

Hargett, Grant

Andrea 226 Haugen, Bryana 247

Hastert,

348

Hardin, Stephanie

240

Grimm, Erin 248 Grimm, Sarah 248 Groom, Hannah 290

Groth, David

220, 233

Grigot, Melissa

Gross, Kelly

273

63 Jill Heartland View Online

30, 262,

Hamm, Jesse

173

233

Harvey, Ryan

Healy,

257

Hamilton, Kenneth Hamlin, Brett 236

Cody 96 •

291

195

Hazel, Katie

Green, Clarence

243

Harvey, Janae

Hazard,

233

Hallowell, Shane

298

220

25

Hall, Jennifer

Hall, Kate

25, 56, 104,

Haines, Karly

Hamilton,

Gray, Kristen

206

Goldstein, Marshall

Gosnell, Julie

Amanda

Hager, Nick

Hall, Jessica

Gray, Eddie

201 •

199, 213, 290

259 Graves, Haley 217 Gray, Alex 229

Grass, Barry

Gray,

220

Anna

144, 145

152

Godwin, Shelby

259, 273

Gray,

261

Glidewell, Mackenzie

Glover, Tony

Grandfield, Christopher

239

Glenn, Laurel

261, 273

248

Graham, Robert 273 Graham, Twameeka Grannis,

201

252, 257, 290

Hagelstein, Tori

Gilleland, Tyler

Gillum, Shae

286

248

246

251, 263

Hafner, April

273

Hart, Lois

Hayath, Sufyaan •

Randy Holtman

Gilbert, Alycia

!

Rickenbrode Stadium • Student Union Conference Center • Fire Arts Building

Giebel, Melissa

202

Dane 291

Hay, Laura

[h)

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Hart,

Hawkins, John

247

Guyer, Jonathan

INC.

NWMS Construction

Hart, Brian

i

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68, 235, 236,

Harvel, Bret

Gunawan, James 244, 248, 290 Gunawan, Yosua 241, 248 Gundersen, Sean 215, 290 Gunna, Mahesh 242 Gur, Ruben 321 Gusev, Peter

Proud Member of the

Harrison, Jenny

Hartwell, Paul

220

MASONRY,

Hartley, Jessica

213,

HOLTMAN

Guillemette, Danielle

I

Melonee 252 Harris, Whitney 261 Harris,

Hartford, Ashley

Gumm, Amanda

Maryville, Miiieuri

261

Guier, Kylie 200, 201, 262, 290, 348

252, 253, 273

5(2-2763

256

Harris, Latoya

255, 291

293

Hensley, Josh 215 Hensley, Michelle 274

Hernandez, Michelle

226

2't|


D Howe, Nate

255 Angela 245 erring, Mallary 217 erndon, Rachael erring,

Thomas 256, erzog, Greg 122

erron,

esse, Brian

Toniniy

ester,

Vanessa

evvlett,

James

ickey,

245

ieronymcs, Jacob

gdon, Sullivan

104

igginbotham, Valencia

Regina

igh,

ilburn, Julia

84

Ul, Ul,

Shanen

Id, 198,

220,

233

229

Brad

itchcock,

oagland,

238, 259

Andrew Kim 240

251, 256

175, 179

odges, Lisa

olster,

Jesse

Kim

185, 248

jpp, Brian

226

252, 254, 274

Andrew

3rine,

236, 248,

238

242, 244, 274, 290, 291

Jennings, Savannah

Hurd, Krista 65 Hurd, Stephanie 234, 235 Hurst, Lydia

233

201,245

217,

Byung Hyuk 245 Jessen, Nathan 78 Jeon,

136

Hurta, Jolene

Johnson, Jimmie

234, 236,

Jeter,

Thomas 229

Sarah

Jewell, Erin

51, 76, •

245

263

252, 255, 258

Johnson, Kaley

331

226, 294

Johnson, Keona

233

Johnson, Lezlee

36

Johnson, Lisa

240

Johnson, Mallory Johnson, Sarah

Johnson, Tiffany

217

193 •

258

233

(i) Ibata, Hiroki

244

Ibrahim, Zheer

Ikiyama, Saki

234

229

Indian Student Association

242

186, 187

229

246, 274

203,

International Student

242

Organization Ishizu,

244

Tsukasa

Isley, Eric

234

187

220 Andreas 294

Ivers, Kelsie

274 Scott

Alen

jshino,

Iversen,

255 •

96

Ayumi 244 •

3top, Kristine

Ashley

251

163

)udek, Rachel

juse, Jessica

217

jward,

Adam

jward,

Mose

Jward, Sheena )we,

Hunter, Tiffany

76

International Student

220

jok, Allison

)ttel,

Jennings, Marsha

235, 294

Johnson, Jessica

263

19, 261

217

Johnson, Jenny

Johnson, Jason

Mike 215 Amiee 241

Jennings, Leslie

179

Johnson, Erin

252

294

Dan 247

Johnson, Darnell

Jennings,

Association

5rvat,

Hunter, Aaron

Jenkins,

Johnson,

261

229

Jenkins, Jenee

129

Johnson, Christopher •

256

34

Johnson, Charles

242

Jenkins, Jake

236

256

Johnson, Canden

218, 294

Renuka

Johnson, Brett

143

321

224, 225, 243

Abby 220

aod, Cara

3rr,

Jayini,

142, •

Johnson, Austin 235, 274

258

261, 294

Johnson, Angela

245

236

Zach

Jay, Nicole

Interfraternity Council

202 247

oneywell, Brandi

2,

Jason,

Inman, Kevin Innes, Ashley

255

Johnson, Alicia

Jefferson, Courtney

Ingram, Courtland

276

274

Tyler

Oman,

70

215, 252

Jenny

Jason

220

215, 243, 257

Dimes, Jeff

Johnson, Alana

201

Kim

olman,

274

Jeffery, Daniel

Hyde, Jason

217, 261

Johnson, Aaron

236 99

56, 57

Jun— Hwan P.

215

233

Caleb

olm, Erin

uod,

243

274

220 Hughes, Patrick 256 Hulgan, Michael 229 Humes, Jessica 258 Hummel, Ami 263 Hung, Ming 241

233

Meghan

Itz,

243

James, Andrea

Joginipelly, A.

Jarquio, Lindsay

235, 291

Huggins, Chelsea

Hutchison,

ohnstein, Katie

It,

Hall Staff

259 •

ogan, Brittany

olt,

Hall Council

job,

220

Jambor, Liz

Jangam,

Abby -166

Amy

older,

252, 256

Adam

obgood,

229

291

obbie, Sarah

ohl,

Hudson Hudson

Huff, Tyson

Thatcher

ilyard,

edge.

Jang,

291

Michael

obbs,

Hubbard, Nathan 202 Hubner, Leslie 246 Hucke, Samuel 274

Cam

ines.

236

Huff, DeLinda

56, 2(->l

ilger,

Jana, R.

141 •

ilde, Kristin

46, 129, 131,147,34'-)

2t)2

Megan

235, 243

Jobe, Xander

Jamison,

178, 179, 229, 291

123

Jambert, Matt

262, 348

236

Jadan, Rachel

Rachel 206 Jobe, Sara -217

251

Howerton, Amber 220 Howies, Wade 254 Hsu, I'ei-Kai 234, 267 Hubbard, Allison 112, 113, 274 Hubbard, Dean 5, 11, 28, 75, •

54, 128

Jacobs, Lindsay

257

erzog, Stacey

Jiang, Fan

259, 274

75

74,

288, 289

348

Howell, Mollv

James

233, 238, 245

255 171, 172 •

233, 248

223, 236, 261

(J) Jackson,

Adam

Jackson,

Amy

291

166, 261

Jackson, Anthony Jackson,

Chad

Jackson, Kora

233

147 •

Jackson, Sarah

257, •

Jacobs, Katharine

259

200, 201, 233 •

235, 243,

1

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337


Kelly, Jennifer

There's Fast Food...

248

237 Kennedy, Devin 236 Kernel, Kayla 164, 237 Kershner, Kimberly 262, 263

Kuhns, Kimberly

Keyes, Whitney

Kunns, Kimberly

Kendall, Keely

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1622 South Main

247, 251

Khan, Adil 242 Khatiwada, Subodh

Maryville

213

Kuester, Jodi

Kieffer, Jason

Kuiper, Kassie

220

Kunisetty, Rajiv

236, 242

249

Kuska, Casey

236

229

Kustka, Alicia

220

243

Kim, Dae Woong 245 Kim, Daesic 245 Kim, Hyung Woo 245 Kim, Joon Soo 245 Kim, Min Kyu 245 Kimbrough, Katie 198, 220 Kinard, Chase 251 •

U) Lackey, Michelle Lackovic,

Amy

Ladin, Joy

201

206

238

LaDue, Danielle

235

Lainhart, Jared

172, 174, 17E

178, 179, 294

240

Kindler, Katie

247, 257, 29-

Sumesh 244

Kurrelmeyer, Elizabeth

244

215, 243

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234, 274

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241, 261

Johnston, Cassie

245, 274

Klassen, Emily

240, 248, 294

Jones, Courtney

Jones, Nicole

Kaplinger, Missy

256

Jones, Patrick

Kapoor,

229

Daman

240, 247

243

Jones, Sheri

240

Jordan, Paul

251

Kappa Kappa Kappa Omicron Nu 245

Jordan, Rachel Jordan, Sade Jordan, Tesia Joy,

Julian,

Amy

Jung, Yujin

Megan 226

226

Kasarapu, Vinay 236, 242 Kasperbauer, Kari 248

238

236, 242

Kaur, Amanjeet

245 •

226

Kaszynski, LeAnn

217

Jurchen, Diane

Kastelic, Brittni

236

Kearney, Laura

Kalidindi, Suryanarayana

Keen, Stephanie

236, 242

Keightley, Douglas

Kallu, Praneeth

Reddy 244 •

Kamekura, Megumi Kancharla, Kishore

D338

no

244, 248

Kumar

perspective

Keefhaver,

Keith,

Aime

Toby

19, 235,

Kelly, Danielle

257

274

Ann

213

Kyoung Hwan 56 Soo-Min 245 Young Wook 245, 294 •

Leffler, David 254, 275 Leger, Ashley 235, 243, 259| Leggett, Maurice 161 Lehman, Amanda 245, 248 •

Leslie, Erin

Kozol, Katie

215

91,

242, 244

236

275

Lenzine, Stephanie •

193

Levine, Scott

Lewey,

26, 251

Amanda

Lewis, Rachel

Wes

38, 248, 24i

11 •

233

249

Alan 229 Krickle, Emily 237 Krieger, Ashley 226, 255, 256 Krueger, Cola 192, 193

Liahona Organization

Kruger, Barbara

Lin,

Kreifels,

276

Liang,

238

11, 111,

Lewis, Jordan Lewis,

248

229

238

Lewey, David

238

214, 215, 262, 275, 34

Lenz, Jamie

Konda, Shyam 236, 242 Kondapalli, Bhargava 236,

275

88

Lenger, Jordan

202

256, 294

14

Keller, Christina

220

Kolthoff, Craig

Kosman, Meghann 244 Kosuru, Vamsi Krishna 242

294

237

235, 240 •

236, 242

241, 256, 275

65, 164,

Kosaraju, V.

245, 287

Keathley, Rachael

Reddy

Kaatman, TJ 152 Kaczinski, Nancy 245, 274

Lee, •

Korean Student Association 245 Korrapati, Sushma 236, 242

(k)

Lee,

Kawase, Ayumi 244 Kayano, Masato 244 Kazmierczak, Steven -326

245

Lee,

244

Koll, Susie

314

168, 169, 171

Leake, Rachel

Lee, Katie

Koll, Kristy

Amanda

Lee, John

Leader,

Lee, Chris

Knox, AshH Knudsen, Sarah 226 Koch, Jason 202 Koenig, Lexi 240 Koga, Tomoko 234 Kohler, Patrick

Mike

259 240, 275 •

Kohir, Bharath

261

Karrasch, Brett Karst,

Ashok •

258

238

Jonathan

Jujjavarapu,

121, 245 •

241,

217

Psi

Larsen,

Anthony 294 LeBrun, Zack 101

Kapp, Samantha

235

Leapley,

256

Knigge, Claire

60, 251

Rego

Jones,

258 •

206, 236,

233, 262

Larabee, Kenneth

164

Knorr, Alyssa

Kapfer, Brandi

247

Jones, Elise

243

233

Langloss, Teela

217

217

Langdon, Russell

238, 248, 252, 261, 275

Kanger, Jeff 186, 248 Kanuganti, Krishna Reddy 236, 242

236

Landry, losha

245

Lancey, Denise

Landes, Richard

321

Knierim, Ashley

236, 267

233, 245

194

Kizilarmut, Nicole

Kling, Carl

Johnson, Will

248, 252

Kleiner, Jack

235

275

Kirkland, Tiffany

245

Lambert, Creston

Lamer, Jacquie 103, 232 Lampa, Nicholas 218

240, 241

Kirkendall, Mallory

233

247, 35

Chun-Yu 244

Light, Shelbie

25,

Lightfoot, Paulina

Jamie

76, 93,

226 206 351


nderman, Josh

202

Marancll, I.arissa

Marasco, Chris

ndsay, Robert -218

Marchesi, Michcle

ndsey, Kayla

Marsh, Michael

pira,

Emily

pira,

Jordan

245

5,

259, 275

Marshall, John

256 cngood, Cara 217

ttokcn, Carrie

Amanda

\t's.iv, i\

Maru, Rahul

Z^"-'

ingston, Jennifer

43

Cassie

i)cke,

bckwood, Michael bges, Erin

bghry, Micheal

bgsdon, David

248

Tiffany

lihse,

Jacquelvn

235, 252

limbertsen, Dustin lioney,

I'ue,

lidwig, Steve

233

1

crs,

Katie

1

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Kelsey

1

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1

tti,

1

Nicholas •

Carsten

24;

243, 248

Michael Jan 238

275

Merrigan, Ethan

257

Millikan Hall Staff

229 Meseberg, Brandon 229 Metzger, Ashley 233, 294 Meyer, Amanda 247, 256, 259 Meyer, Jon-Eric 188

Mishra, Sagun

Meyer, Katie

Missouri Academy

Meyer,

217

Megan 277

Milner, Mallory Milner, Ryland

245,

Moberly,

Mock Trial 235, 236,

233

277

Drew

244

218

248

Moeller, Heather

255

Moenkhoff, Jarod

Middle Eastern Student

Mohammed, Shoaib

247

Miles, Julie

201, 277

Miller,

Amber 258 •

133, 182

243

240, 294

Association

247

247

147

Milton, Cherece Mintle, Derek

201, 252

Mittan, Anthony

Meyer, Philip Stewart

McDonnell, Kathleen 256 McFerran, Katie 235, 257 McGary, Dixie 233, 245, 250

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McGeehan, Doug 238 McGhee, Olivia 206 McGhee, Shelby 240, 275

Your Student

Center

215, 246,

202 247

Mohi, Hollie 206 Mohi, Mac 24, 25, 218 Moldenhauer, Haley 251 •

251

kins,

lie,

217

Sam 322 theran Campus \,

McCormack, Amv 236 McCune, Sarah Lirley 255 McDonald, Gary 262 McDonald, Morgan 236, 255

259, 294

201

Meyers, Katherine

213

258, 294

lidwig, Rachel

Miller,

257

251, 277

Mercer, Carli

Mike 238 Wesley 18,

Merrifield, Corey

Mary Ann 132 Thomas 294

Michael

Matthews, Matt -11, 252, 257 Matulka, Brandon 260 Matulka, Holly 248, 260, 294 Mauldin, Sophia 75 McCause, Charlene 245 McQain, Elizabeth 240, 255, 258 McClain, Jaclyn 220 McCollom, Andrew 294 McCoIlough, Augustus 250 McCollough, Monica 250

McCommons, Ronald 233 McConnelee, Wade 249 McConnell, Megan 275

I'uary,

Miller, Miller,

Millikan Hall Council

235

Mendenhall, Ben 254, 294 Menken, Alan 91

298, 299

293 •

201

185,

budon, Amberlea

240

Miller, Micayla

Merrick, Irma

McColIum, Wendy

Scott

260, 261,277

220

l.rek,

246

Miller, Jennifer

220, 261

Mercedez

I

202

Dwayne 252

lipez,

I

252

Mena-Pate, Raphael

Greg

Merle, Lauren

198, 275

|)gue.

236, 242

Miller,

235

Ashley 220 Miller, Brady 202 Miller, Bre 240

Miller,

277

Megan

163

Masciovecchio, Joe 180, 255 Mason, Tracey 235, 243, 259

251

256

324

Michelle

ligston,

KS

294

217, 259,

247

Amanda 220

Meissen, Sarah Melloy,

242

241

250

23(i,

Masabathula, Sridevi

234

Miller, April

Mejia, Ashlee

145

250, 278, 279

Meade, Marcus 251 Medium Weight Forks Meirhoff,

250

Martinez, Paco

bch. Bill- 136

bck, Joshua

240

245, 247, 248

Martinez, Kristina

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215

Marshman, Madison

191

251, 294

ndsay, Emily "I'M

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McGinnis, Gina

240, 248,

Alumni

252, 261, 275

McGonegle, Kelly 258 McGrory, Matt 245 Mclntyre, Corey 51 •

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Annie

236

fackey, Eric

238, 295

f3ck,

^addox, Heather ^lhoney, John ^^lakar,

Allien,

Roth

>iione,

Cynthia

206

178, 179

Sanjaya •

240

^adison, Jennifer

323

Mclnvale, Pat

220, 236,"

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215, 261 Student Alimni Assooottw

McKee, Iain 96 McKee, Jennifer •

235, 244

^lndrick, Michael

247

Nmgelsen, Kristin 201 Nmning, Hannah 226 Nmos, Leah 241 •

Meredith 241, 258 Nmsfield, Brooke 206 Ninville, Nathan 214, 215, 248 Nipel, Kara 240 Ninring,

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Office Of Alumni Relations

McKeever, Crystal 201, 294 McKeever, Kelsey 226

McKown,

163

Nmdepudi, Anil Kumar Kldy 242

Association

McNamee,

Brian

331

McNealey, Michelle 252 McNees, Preston 202 McPherson, Paige 226

Northwest

Catering to Northwest and the Surrounding

Community

McQueen, Kelly 201 McQueen, Sarah 236, 277

660-562-1275

McWhirt,

Jeffrey

294

index-

3390

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1

MoUenhoiir, Gretchen

277

Monahan, Jessica 232, 240, 277 Montgomery, Anna 206 Montgomery, Dane 107, 254 Montgomery, Kara 243, 257 Montgomery, Kevin 321 Moody, Tyler 243 •

Moon, Holly 213 •

Moore, Alyssa 14 Moore, Amanda 64, 65 Moore, Brandon 218 Moore, Jacob 236 Moore, Kodi 220 Moore, Leticia 250 Moore, Nathan 245, 246 Moore, Ronald 149 Moore, Sena 226 Moore, Tom 229 More, Cody 215 •

More, Natalie

Mostek, Kate Mott, Caitlin

255

Nagagata, Ayano

245

Nagalla,

Mudemala, N. Mulligan, Erin

Mullin, Dusty

Nakamura, Haruna

Nakao, Kei 234 Nance, Jessica 164, 245

235

Nay, Michael

229

245

Musgrove, Sarah 72, 73 Musical Educators National Conference 248, 339 Muwa, Sameer Kumar 236, 242 Myneni, R. 236

Neela, Deepa

(n) Naas, Valerie

Most, Beth

Nadella, Bhavana

163

Oni, Tosin

88 31, 262,

348

Amy

262, 294, 348

245

242

Osborn, Joel

149

160, 161

Nelson, Petrea

Otting, Rolland Otto, Emily

51, 76, 251,

263

Cassandra 258 217 Newcomb, JoAnna 256 Newlin, Julie 206 Newman Catholic Center 248 Nickerson, Jeffrey 127 Nickolaus, Alison 245, 251 Niece, Eric 233, 263 Niece, Heather 241, 257 Niederee, Amy 217 Nishigata, Kasumasa 244 Nisi, Rachel 143 Nisley, Ashley 201 Nixon, Amanda 206 Noble, Linsey 294 Noker, John 68 Nold, Chad 202 •

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Paolillo, Danielle

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238, 254

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212, 213

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261

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Paulsemeyer, Alex Paulsen, Emily

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277

Payne, Carrie 277 Payne, Travis

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217, 238,

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258

253

218, 219, 2

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Paul, Krista

O'Brien, Jaimee

236, 255

Kiran Reddy

Northwest Independent Film Makers Club 251 Northwest Missoiu-ian 251 Novak, Andrea 252 Nowlin, Sarah 237 Nunn, Elizabeth 250 Nwadozi, Isioma 238

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268

Patterson, John

Paul,

29i

232, 240

Ryan

242

202

Panhellenic Council

Patterson,

243

Palmer, Jeremy

Parkhurst,

I

24;i

235, 236, 244,

Northwest Horticulture Qub 251

242

206, 262

Patterson, Jessica

251

236, 239,

Pakanati, Raghavendra

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75

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Padilla, Katie

Patrick, Kathleen

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23, 218, 243

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218

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226

245

Parsons, Curtis

Lenexa,

Overlon, Katie

Parker, Mallory

22, 218

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243, 294

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Nelson, Matt

Naas,

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152, 153, 154, 156, 159, 161

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Morrow, Eric 277 Mortar Board 248, 272, 273 Mosby, Sarah 240 •

Omon,

62

Nelson, Kyle

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Omicron Delta Kappa

Nettle,

193, 261

201

Amanda •

189

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Ohhashi, Aya 244 Olah, Amanda 233 Oliva, Tomas 229

240

Nelson, Jessica

Oechel, Steven

Oguma, Kyohei 234

217

Neighbors, Jonathan •

161

Offutt, Jason

236, 242

Neenan, Krystal Neff, Matt 262 Neil, Katie

241

248

Nazthway, Hannah Neal, Connie 233

Nelson,

Morris, Kelly

Obert, Caleb

Management Conference

256, 277

Oates, Elizabeth

National Financial

234, 294

Murtens, Austin

Musfeldt, Sara

Morgan, Dave 239, 251 Morgan, Theresa 258 Morkus, Melissa 260

217

Mumford, Stacy 277 Munemura, Yasuke 244 Munsterman, Chris 256 Murakonda, Vinay 242 Murphy, Brienne 235 Murphy, Jennifer 1 29 Murphy, Lauren 51, 262, 263 Murphy, Tamieca 255 Murphy, Will 5, 125, 349 Murrell, Shamika 233

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220, 236

Pokhrel, Saurav

244

Pollard,

Whitney

Pond, Kristin Pool,

Ann

235

201

226, 252, 253

238, 277

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Jason

Doug- 218 Hannah 245

Amanda

Porter,

Sam

226, 236,

248, 252, 261

250 331

Prisching, Jim

Andy 236, 262 Chi Honor Society 255 Public Relations Student Society 256, 270, 277 Pugh, Ashli 226 Pugh, Kati 22, 23, 24, 25, 126, 198, 226, 227, 245 Pullen, Micah 238 •

Psi

Samantha

Pulley, Stefani

Pursell,

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Purvis,

Andrea

245

248, 294

201

245

Portiner, Eric

Ashley

Rabbitt, Krystle

240

Race, Kristina

226

Rackers, Matt

294

Ram, Raghu 242 Rama, Suman 236, 242 •

Ramaekers, Tyler 239 Rameshwaram, Deenapriya 236, 242, 267 Ramsey, Molly 201 Ranamagar, Amrit 244

Range, Jessica 220, 238, 256, 277 •

Rapp, Rachel 206 Rasmussen, Dan 25, 246, 254 Rasmussen, Tom 215 Rathjen, Anna 252 Raveill, Lauren 217 RaviRajan, Janani 236, 242 •

Dana

248

Ray, Jennifer

Ray, Julie

235

236

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144 •

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247, 256,

Price, Jelyna

240, 277 Quinn, William 250 Quintanilla, Aaron 238, 252

Quigley, Nicole

245

259 Pre-Law Club 255, 340 Pre-Med Club 255, 279 Premoe, Rachel 277 Pratt,

Pulley,

261

Porter,

Potter,

235, 243

Postlethwait, Kevin

331

Prater, Christy

Pryor,

Abby 107

Porter,

46

Andy

240

256, 277

255

255

Pierce, Katie

206

252,

Phipps, Tara Placke,

261

Powers, Chelsey

Preston, •

Pope, Mildred

Itroleum Geologists

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217

Mike 159, 161 Monica 226

Itrov, Bill

220, 236

Phillips, Stevie

149, 153

tereit, Kelli

Iterson,

Ashley

236

254

255

Phillips Hall Council

223, 236,

Philosophy Club

Tom

)tersen,

252

273

25, 218, 219

Phillips,

Christopher

252, 261, 294

22, 23, 24,

Phillips Hall Staff

Iters, 1

Kappa

236

Amanda

Itelin,

252

294

Iruri, V.

Istock,

Sinfonia

Phillippe, Carrissa

I-rrin

iTur,

214, 215, 272,

Mu Alpha

Phi Sigma

294

50, 51, 76,

Pettier,

232, 241,

Powell, Jessica

Phi

195

243, 246

251, 263

Irson, Jeff

Nick

Amanda

255, 294

Steven

l-rkins,

Pfeiffer,

Phares,

Phi Delta Theta

Heath

l-regrine.

236, 242

190, 191

Katie

iTcell,

247

206, 256

Rayabarapu, Monika 242 Raymond, Alex 232, 277 Rea, Aimee 249, 252, 255 •

229, 245

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150, 151

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Smith, Jessica

20(i

hcpherd, L.ince

202

hcrlock, Karlie

Smith, josh

Smith, Kacee

23(i

herwood, Shane 231, 235 himak, Tanja 277 hirtless Bearcat Organization •

3.

1S2, 1S3, 341

Megan

hively,

Stormy

182, lcS3

25

hoff, Christina

honk, Kalee

1

hort, Britney

house, Burke

igma Alpha

Gamma

igma

igma Kappa 10.

Epsilon

259

Sigma

222, 223

Society

259, 342

25, 258,

342

Tau Delta 126, 259 Tau Gamma 224, 225 •

220, 248, 252

immons, Jeremy 202 imms, Laura 220 •

impson, Jenna 164, 237 impson, Megan 139, 192, -'3, 233 •

ims, Laura

198

ims, Tiffany

ingh, Pradeep ingh, Rohit

242, 244

ioty,

Abdulhaleem

issel,

Harrison

247

217,

206

Solon, Lindsey

Suda, Kristi

260

Ann-Mari

Sripada, D.

277

Stanley, Holly

Amanda 235 Amanda D. 243 •

Ashley 44, 245, 248 mith, Cara 258 mith, Cassy 250

•mith,

mith, Chris

Dan

251

mith, Derek 'mith, Eric

189

Stark, Katie

Starr, Katie

Statesel,

226, 280 245, 258, 299

Roberta

Amy

Steele, Jaclyn

Chacey

Steiner,

Syverson, Nichole

206, 280 247, 256, 259, •

280

Utahan

Joel

Tegerdine, Amelia

255

240

Szymkowicz, Joseph

169

262, 299

242

Templeton, Quentin Terrell, Jessie

Terry,

Aaron

248, 255

233

284

245, 299

Thallapeli, R.

161

236

Thapa, Prakash

244

Thati, Anitha

244

236, 242

Thatikonda, Priyatham Reddy 236, 242

Tholen, Brenna

249

Thomas, Lauren 257 Thomas, Megan 217, 261 Thomas, Robyn 217 Thomas, Ryan 215 Thompson, Kayela 238 Thompson, Krista 226 Thompson, Meredith 233 •

Thornton, Andrais

Tinker,

226 298

Taylor,

Symtschytsch, Sarah

233

Timmer, Samuel

236

Steding, Brittni

226

James

Taylor, Travis

280

Thorpe, Kyle Throener,

172, 173

Thornton, Charles

218

299

280

Taylor, Michelle

Swan, Jeffrey 280 Swan, Josh 59 Swaney, Nicole 220 Swanson, Brooks 229 Swanstone, Colby 81 Swartz, Brandon 234, 244, 299 Swenson, Katie 143 Swinford, Andrew 280 Switzer, Megsn 248, 249, 258, 299 Syed, Abdul Wase 236, 242, 247 •

Dan 229

Stava,

Steel,

323

217

Stark, Nicholas

Steen,

245

MaUory

Stanton,

Sutton, Garrett •

280

Stanley, Seabrin

Steele,

277

218

mith, Heather

240

Stallone, Sylvester

240

262

Sunchu, Aditya 236, 242 Suntken, Katie 251 Sutt, Anita 242 Sutton, Doug -136

173

Michael 161 Stadlman, Rollie 136

Cady

236

245

Ryan 235, 243, 257 Summers, Kristin 251

Reddy 267

Sravya,

40, 41

Sullivan,

239, 256

Spradling, Carol

251, 256, 280

Andrew

Sullivan, Lance

352

Taylor,

Thapalia, Subas

293

171,

245

Terry, Michael

280

Sullivan, Jamie

78, 201

201 •

226

46,

Sullivan,

Stafford, Tara

Ashley

Spencer, Justin

Sperling, Coriann

Brandy

Terry, Caryl

261

351

Bobby

Taylor,

Committee

Swapna 242 Subraman, M. 236

Taylor,

Tejas, Krishna

229, 235

299

229 Karen 240, 248 Student Ambassadors 101, 261 Student Athletic Advisory •

Subbagari,

323

Rachel 235 metana, Sean 299 mith, Alex 229

Stura, Federico

loan,

239, 349

Tommy

280, 342

Tanner, Kenneth

228, 229

252

Stuart,

261

Stump, Brandon 238 Stumpf, Rhiannon 220

Tau Kappa Epsilon 200, 223,

Khim

Tarasi, Julie

Stuff, Kelsey

Roxanne

Strohm, Jackie 206 Strohm, John 252, 261 Strong, Randy 279 Strothkamp, Audrey 163 Stroud,

280

236, 242

233, 263

Tappmeyer, Steve 169, Tapps, Derek 229

254 South Complex Staff 259 Southworth, Shelly 237 Spader, Karah 145 Spaeth, Tyler 262, 263 Spector, Seth 189

Sorensen, James

Stadler,

Stockard, Eric

Strauch, Jody

ilayden,

imith,

72

33, 245, 251,

kutnik, Nicole

262, 263

Megan 240 RoAnne 236

348

kull. Crystal

mith,

152

Solheim,

Spina, Liz

236, 242

240, 280

220 Stoppelman, Lacey Strait, Alex 215

Spets,

252

Hillory

Tyler

Ramya

Tan, Seoh

Stollar, Katie

236 Sobczyk, Jeff 248, 277 Sociology Club 256, 342 Soendker, Austin 251 Sogard, Chelsea 78, 236, 248, 252, 255, 258, 260, 280 Sogard, Kendra 248, 260 Solano,

229

248

Talley, Jcffery

Talley,

Pi

Gary

Tafoya, James Talasila,

299

257,

Talley, Richard

123

256

238, 248,

248

1

193

[t] Tade, Blake

198, 250, 251

213

202

182

245

235 Stocklaufer, Tess 238 Stockman, Scotty 215

Sobbe, Morgan

198, 200, 203,

Phi Epsilon

mith,

Snyder, Kyle

25, 27, 254,

299

260

Chadd

Snyder,

233

218, 243,

Martin

Snell,

233

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Smith, Ryan

233, 235

25(1, 2'-)4

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152, 154

Sneed, Rachel

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Smith, Mark

250,

174, \77,

Stephenson, Lindsay Stewart, Kristin

Smith, Teresa

Abby

277 Smith, Mallory 299 Smith, Mandy 236

Smith, Sarah

206, 262, 298, 348

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245, 254

Douglas

Smith, Laura

240

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245, 248

Stirtz,

Kara

Smith, Roneisha

iefker,

Smith, Kylee

Stephens,

22h

Alok 244 Brook 217 des, Melissa 226 desinger, Matt 251 dhu, Sukhbir 244 •

Stirler,

hultz,

322 325

Smith, Kelsey

Smith, Miles -123, 277

ihrestha,

Jonathan Stensland, Trudy Stelzer,

258

23b, 244, 298

Gene

Steinmeyer,

hirtless Bearcats hisler,

238, 258

277

325

218

Mary

Thudium, Katie

134

235, 238,

246, 280

Thurman, Brandon Thurman, Leanne •

Tiernan, Pat Tilk,

Megan

233

262, 280

247, 256, •

280

226, 236, 262,

303, 348

Amanda

280 220, 235

Tirumalaraju, Nagababu

Tjeerdsma, Mel

236

26, 146, 147,

235

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99

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149, 152, 154, 157, 161, 314

Tobin, Vince

Verner, Jared

293, 313, 314, 315

Tomar, Deepak 242, 244 Tomlin, Katherine 280 Tomlin, Kati 240 Tommey, Ryan 95

Vernetti, Jacob

Tounzen, Kendra 236 Towne, Tiffiny 256 Townsend, Ashley 201 Trautwein, Derek 263 Travis, Adam 280

Victor,

Vest, Haleigh

Volmert, Ashley

76, 233,

263

217

Trummer, Marti 166, 167, 280 Tsuchida, Yoko 244, 248 Tucker, Abbie 256 •

Tuckwood-Pugji, Tamara Tullis,

Amy

79,

303

244

174

240

VossenKemper, Jake

293

202, 238

Turner, Miranda

352

Uchiyama, Hiroki

234

Wade, Seth

229

Adam

247,

262, 263

University Players •

Uriell,

174 •

188, 189

Wall, Jeremiah

Valuck, Kate

258, 303

235, 248

VanBiber, Lisa

235, 243

Van Blair, Diana 247, 333 Vande Kamp, Kayleen 348 •

Vandeveander, Amber 177 Vandeventer, Allison 247 Vanhoolandt, Vinnie 252 Vanik, Jessica 250 VanNordstrand, Kim 259 Vaught, Ashley 256 •

Vavricek, Jen Veer, Brooke

220, 233, 253

297 Velder, Jessica 220 •

Veloori, Prashanth Raj

Vemuri, Subhash

Whitsell, Brad

Whitt, Janme

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182

303

Whitt, Kimber 257, 258 Whorton, Emily 260 Widmer, Laura 346, 348 •

Wiedenholt-Houston, Jillian

Wiest, Jeremy

258

Wilcox, Craig

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Wightman, Jake 229 •

Wilde, Oscar

20

Westhoff, Matthew

262 •

268

Wilkinson, Amelia

280

212, 213

Meeson 268 Williams, Anthony 303

Westman, Britt 195 Westman, Ryley 194 Wheatley, Chase 202

Will,

Wheeler, Lindsey

252, 257

Williams, David

217

Williams, Jason

Williams, Chris

Abby

243 245

261

235, 240, 303

251

62, 63, 251

Walter, Jackie

Walter, Kate

63

220

Pizza

300, 301

Ward, Crystal 262 Warner, Kayla -226 Warren, Shane 246 Watanabe, Kento 244 Waterman, Natalie 88 Waters, Josh 202 •

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Watkins, Natalie

Dominoes

237

Watson, Adam 218, 261 Watson, Jennifer 217 Watson, Melissa 220 Watson, Ronda 94, 95, 238, 241, 280 Watson, Whitney 243 Watson-Gittings, Elisha 233 Waxton, John 43 Way, Tyler 162 •

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Waltz, James

Valencia, Sarah

Morris

246

Walters, Eryn

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206, 236, 252, 261

220

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241

118, 119

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Megan Walker, Ryan Walker,

Walter,

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241, 261

280 263

Webb, Jaime 201

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26

218

Jared

Jason

16,

245, 303

Wales, Crystal

Wallace, Robert 262, 343

220, 256, 303

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101

238 •

262

White, Emily

145

233, 255, 303

233

Paul

Wallace, Crystal

Upsilon Pi Epsilon

Wheeler, Lyndsie

251, 280

Uppal, Sakshi

White, Anissa

Walker,

248

Wesley Student Center

240

Dena 220

Umstead, Matthew 303 Underwood, Davin 255 Underwood, Korrie 84

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Wesely, Matthew

226

Brittney

Waldeier, Jeremy

257

303

Allison

Uemura, Miki 234, 244, 252, 280 Ulkebay, Damla 303 •

248,

252, 258

Wagner, Wagner, Wagner, Wagner, Wagner,

163

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Unsal,

West, Matt

Wackemagje, Amy 235,

Twellmann, Ryan 233 Twyman, Courtney 258 •

West, Lindsey •

Tye, John

Wessler, Jana

[w]

238

West, Derrick

323 Turner, Rodney -330

Tuzon, Tosha

303

78

Welborn, Mary 206 Welborn, Nikki 220 Welch, Josh 241 Welch, Paige 256 Wells, Jenny 240, 258 Wells, Michael 280 Wenz, Brad 218 Werner, Amanda 235 Wernimont, Kimberly 280 •

56, 59, 93, 221,

White, White, White, White, White,

245, 280

Voyles, Joshua

Wehmeyer, Justin 218 Wehmeyer, Kyle 202, 238 Weihe, Emily Von 280, 343

Vomgsam, Sauphia 116, 252, 303 Voruganti, Vinay Kumar 262 Voss, Laura

Whitaker, Harry

Vordebruegge, Darren

Vuorela, Elina

233, 245

Turner, Jamie

247

Whisler, Liz

Weber, Emily 14, 88, 121, 201 Weber, Todd 122 Weese, Dawn 244

258

Webb, Tiara 233

206, 207, 261

Vollertson, Sarah

Megan

247 •

Vijayadharan, Manish

Troutwine, Meredith

Denae

Viers, Christy

Trester, Michelle

38, 218

213

Vetterick, Chris Vetterick,

242

236

Vepur, G.

206 229

Tobin, Jessica

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250

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Marcus

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323 29 •

235,

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217,

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Steven

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Kasey

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Meghan

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245

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247,

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256

Aslilcv Bally

280

Brett Barger

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238

Nicole

lojtovvicz,

Zion, Sheresa

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245

littman, Katie

178

200, 201

132

Zimmer, Paul

Zornes, Eric

168, 169, 170,

247, 249,

252, 253, 280

235, 248

240, 280

239, 280

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243

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Ziebarth,

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142, 143, 261

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257

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lolfe,

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Brittany Zegers

Kally Jo -303

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Allison Wilson.

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copy editor

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KATIE PIERCE

KYLIE GUIER

JESSICA

reporter

chief reporter

sports reporter

chief designer

AMY NAAS

MEGAN

KARA

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LAURA WIDMER

CHRIS LEE

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page book was created mostly by the Tower editorial board members.

Some pages

the student

in

section were

life

practicum students. Cost of

'foH'pr is

made by yearbook

included

in tuition of

every

full-

time student.

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All.l Palladio.

two main

font families,

theme development,

Cheltenham. Wingdings was used

Scjuare, AH.I

AHJ

AH.I Micro

to create the

graphic for folios and by-lines. Spreads were designed

square

in

Adobe

all

other

InDesign CS2 on Macintosh G,5s and iMacs.

Mug

shots were taken by Thornton Studios while

photos were taken by Tower

staff

members and

University Relations

unless otherwise noted. Photographs taken by Tower or University Relations were taken with Nikon D20fl,

Photos were color corrected

in

Canon Mark

or Nikon Dlx.

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Adobe Photoshop CS2 on Macintosh G5

computers. Well guys,

we

remember

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experience with Tower

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together with

ideas

Mass Communicashow how close this campus really in the

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to the hospital this year.

always nice too.

come

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book.

always a great thing

was minimal during the production and that would never have dreamed of having 17 total

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bond

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like a family.

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came The

of us

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in St.

summer workshop before when knew that things would work out.

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together and started producing ideas right away.

first

deadline looked impossible but

we made

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a

it.

to

be part of such a great piece

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just

want

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ends with you

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all. It

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work.

clockwork and you

wouldn't have happened

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if it

in

all

weren't for you.

has been a great

played a part

in

every aspect.

for all of

ride. For

your hard work. I

we would be

have made

would

for their

like to

thank Laura Widmer

for the

like to

thank Herff Jones

for the help

Hall,

Debbie King and

and

we would

Julie Bogart.

also like to thank the staff of the Northwest Missourian

support and help with coverage throughout the year. Will

Murphy and Sarah Wayman for keeping us running electronically and financially. Pizza Hut and Dominos for delivering to the basement every other work weekend to feed our starving staffers. Former Tower editorial board members Kevin Fullerton and Mike Dunlap shared valuable design advice throughout the

Tower creates an family

those of you coming

Lastiy.

It was made by 17 individuals more hours than imaginable. We hope that you like what u see and know that we enjoyed putting it together for you.

Whitley,

10 put in

We would

thank Nancy

vertising,

hope you enjoy the 2008 book.

lost.

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ck next year, keep up the great tradition of the Tower Yearbook! I

staff

patience that was needed to finish the book. Specifically

early,

made every deadline early. We spent a lot of weekends in the isement of Wells but it was all worth hope that you are as proud

am

built

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like to

day

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support and guidance she gave us throughout the year, without her

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book.

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late nights.

in this

achieve. Frustration

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and the Student Publications Advertising

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who had

people

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and wondering how

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department sold the advertisements

getting hired as the editor

ho were coming back.

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it.

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like to

year, proving

beyond the current staff.

thank, Thornton Studios, Scholastic Ad-

Bryan Boettcher, University Relations Photographer Darren

JW

tion Chair sity

we would

that extends

Jones Student Union, Department

Jody

Sti-auch,

Booth College Dean

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Tom

Mass CommunicaBillesbach, Univer-

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[closer than you think] As the year came

moved on

some students

to start their lives while others prepared

for another

activities

to a close

summer of fun. The year held numerous

and interesting events that would be |

missed by many

The weather began to warm back up and exposed the extent of the

damage from the harsh

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faculty together to

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Contributing Events

Community members stepped up to the plate to raise money for Relay for Life sponsored bv Hv-Vee. Photo ^y Knylccii Vaiide Kaiiifi Recycled Percussion drummer Justin Spencer performs at a concert held in the performing arts center in October. Photo hii

Chris Lee

by Jennifer Ricpc

Rod Barr jumps

organization that raised

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Jamie Lin performs

into the freezing water of

money

for St.

at the Bearcat Idol Finale in the

Colden Pond

to raise

money

Jude Children's Research Hospital. Photo

luf

performing arts center. Pholo Up 'til Dawn, an on campus

for

Chris Lee

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Flag Raising


back cover Spa Night

Overtime Leap

Alvarez,

Allie

( and candles

Jessica

Union.

I

at

Affiong

Alvarez

Eyo

create

spa night in the

Student

Activities

Running back Xavier

Omon

leaps over the offensive line for

the

winning touchdown

in overtime again.st Pittsburg

Council funded the event and

State.

Omon

scored five times

prizes were donated by local

in the 37-34

win against the

businesses. Pliotc by Chris Lee

Gorillas. Photo by Jennifer Riepe

k

Pomping the Night Away

Wheelbarrow Races

Pumped Up Bobby

Sigma Sigma Sigma members Caitlin Brcnton and Megan Karst help work together on their homecoming float. Sigma Sigma Sigma and Phi Sigma Kappa formed

Teammates Hannah Boehner and Melissa Sides compete

Bobby

an

alliance

Around

the

to

make World

Photo by Kayleen Vande

their float.

Kamp

wheelbarrow

race

bearcat

during the Greek Olympiads.

Classic

in

the

Other

events

relay race,

included

a

an egg toss and

tug-of-war. Photo by Cliris Lee

after

u~

another

touchdown at Fall VI at Arrowhead.

Northwest State

pumps

Bearcat

Northwest fans

in

beat

Pittsburg

overtime

Photo by Kayleen Vande

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Kamp


front cover Graduation Time President

Dean

congratulates

1

.

Fans Galore

Hubbard nowly

a

graduated

student

receiving

his

Special

after

diploma.

Dr KIson S. Washington State

guest

Kloyd fron\

University gave

the address

Sigma Kappa member Sarah Coleman hugs her sister Kristin llilde. ililde was a Camma Chi who had to spend two weeks away from their .sisters P/ii>/(i

during /ii/

recruitment. Kalie

Pierce

score

a

the

Bearcats

touchdown against

Southwest

Baptist. Northivcst

Southwest 86-13. The team .set two new records with the most points scored defeated

in

prior to the diplomas being

by

handed

of

out. Pliolo hy Chris Lee

Trumpets Sound Off

erupt as

l-ans

game

a

their

and largest

victory

history.

Pliolo

in h\i

winning margin University Chrif.

Lee

Dr.

William Richardson and

Kylee Smith conduct a trumpet lesson in Charles lohnson Theater.

Smith

is

a

senior

iniiturmental music education

major. Photo

ht/

Katie

Pierce


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Northwest Missouri State University Tower Yearbook

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