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otterbein university wednesday, feb. 1, 2012 vol. 93, issue 16

Reynolds remembers Athletic director and head men’s basketball coach looks back at his 40 years of achievement

seven-year stretch:

This photo, provided by the Otterbein archives, was taken in 1979, seven years into Reynolds’ position as head coach.

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t&c editorial staff

Mike Cirelli Lindsay Paulsen Katie Taggart Holly Takach Sabrina Kohls

news First J-term receives varied responses wednesday, feb.1, 2012

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Students and staff describe the successes and failures of the new academic term BY MELISSA KENT AND LINDSAY PAULSEN Contributing Writer and News Editor

Otterbein’s first J-term received mixed reviews from students, faculty and staff in an Otterbein360 survey. According to the survey, almost 50 percent of students who participated in J-term plan to participate again next year. Results also revealed that 58.5 percent of students said that they found the dining options to be inconvenient, while no one reported problems with housing accommodations. After Otterbein’s switch to the semester system, the addition of J-term allowed students to take an optional three-week intensive course during the month of January. More than a thousand students participated in the

academic term, and almost a hundred classes were offered. Seven overseas programs were also available. This allowed students the opportunity to explore countries such as Chile, Belize and England. Several students suggested that the Otter Bean and the OtterDen/C-Store should have been open to provide more flexible dining options for students with demanding schedules. In terms of course load, 43.4 percent of those surveyed said that they found their classes to be “moderately intense,” while only 20.8 percent considered their classes “not intense” and 20.8 percent considered them to be “very intense.” Deanna Heermann, counselor in the Center for Student Success, said that she saw no problems with J-term. “It was a positive thing for students to be able to dive into

J-term of 2012




one class without a lot of other things to worry about,” she said. According to Heermann, the school is planning to offer more classes next year because there was such a good response this year. Addy Passaro, junior athletic training major, took an online course over J-term. “I liked it because it got a class out of the way, but the class felt too rushed ... It’s hard to cram so much information into such a short period of time,” Passaro said. Many students said that lowering the intensity of classes and having more dining options would have improved their Jterm experience. Some students proposed a short break before spring semester. In the survey, one student said, “I think that there should be a week break between J-term and spring semester ... I know that for the student who didn’t

(participate in) J-term, there was a long break, but for those of us who did, it was overwhelming and too stressful.” Another surveyed student said, “This was the first J-term, and no one knew what to expect. However, the academic level of the classes were so varied that none were the equivalent of others. While my roommate and I earned the same amount of credits for our class, she was writing at least one paper a day when I only had to write two the entire term.” Other surveyed students said that J-term ran smoothly and did not need any modification. “Maybe I’m biased because I really loved my class, but I really enjoyed J-term. It was a nice break from a full schedule, and now that it’s (over), I feel ready to get back to being really busy again,” a student said in the survey. t&c

Were there any aspects of J-term that you found to be inconvenient? t&c Yes, scheduling/ class-related

Yes, meal service, scheduling/ class and housing accomodations 15.3%


Do you plan to participate in J-term next year?

No 20.8%

No, everything ran smoothly

27% 52.5% Yes, meal service

Not sure yet 17%

How academically intense was your J-term class? Only if I have to 13.2% Yes 49.1%

43.4% Moderately intense

20.8% Very intense


20.8% Not intense

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news Big changes for Bon Appétit vol. 93, issue 16

New dining service leadership was set in place during J-term BY LINDSAY PAULSEN AND LINDSEY HOBBS News Editor and Web Editor

With the start of the new semester, someone new will be reading your comment cards in the Cardinal’s Nest. According to Deborah Robinson, the interim general manager at Bon Appétit, a new team of leadership has been in place since the beginning of J-term. “We didn’t feel that we were (previously) offering the level of service that we are known for,” Robinson said. Previous manager Will Armstead left Otterbein in December. “My vision was to provide this university with the highest standard in customer service and food service. I believe this was accomplished,” Armstead said. He enjoyed his time at the school and now plans to spend time traveling with his family, he said. The new management has led to changes in the Bon Appétit

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dining experience. Some of the changes that have already occurred include hiring new workers and re-evaluating menus. The modified menus are expected to be more diverse to provide healthier options for students. “We’re going to focus a lot more on quality,” Executive Chef Joseph Cretella said. There are also currently plans to revamp “retail outlets” such as the OtterDen. Janice Moore, Bon Appétit’s regional support representative, said, “We’re looking for positive changes. We’re not here to take anything away.” “One thing we’ve tried to do is reach out to students who were here during J-term. Hopefully we’ve heard them and responded,” Robinson said. Some students are highly supportive of the changes, while others are critical. “I think the food is pretty much the same, but I think there have been a lot of changes in the


OtterDen. They took out a lot of food that I know people really like, (such as) quesadillas and salads, so that’s a big change,” Brittany Johnson, a freshman music performance major, said. Sophomore acting major Kyle Hansen said, “I think the changes are really great ... the workers in the back have had really positive attitudes and seem like they’re really there to help, whereas it used to not be like that. I think the food has stepped up phenomenally. There are more healthy and flavorful options.” Although many changes have already taken place, a new singular, permanent manager has yet to be hired. According to Robinson and Cretella, the ideal candidate for the position of manager would be knowledgeable and passionate about food, as well as customer service-driven. A new manager is expected to be hired this week.


According to the Otterbein University Police Daily Crime Log, the following has been reported from Jan. 6-17.

1/6 A light fixture and lightbulb was stolen from Clements Hall

1/7 A party involving alcohol occurred at 146 W. Home St. Many charges of underage drinking were filed.


1/15 An intoxicated male was found outside DeVore Hall. He failed to identify himself and threatened officers. He was arrested and taken to Franklin County Jail. 1/17

A spare tire was taken from a car at DeVore Hall. inForMation coMpiLed by Katie taggart

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Coach Reynolds to leave las Tan & Cardinal

After 40 years of coaching, Reynolds is ready to begin a new chapter in his life BY JORDAN LABATTE Contributing Writer

The office in the Rike is dimly lit and quiet. The awards and basketball memorabilia lined on the bookcase behind the desk indicate accomplishment. The family photos of his wife and children give the room a homely feel.

in position:

Dick Reynolds, 69, is Otterbein’s athletic director and head men’s basketball coach. After 40 seasons in these positions, he has made plans to leave his office and gym behind to begin a new chapter in his life, a decision made public to Otterbein and Columbus last week.

“People always said you will know when it’s time to leave, and I just know it’s time to leave,” Reynolds said. Reynolds leads the OAC list for career coaching victories with 650, ranking sixth of all time for NCAA Division III. In the 40 years he spent as the head coach for the men’s

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Reynolds gets down to talk strateg y with a player during a game in the 1980s.

basketball team, he notched one national championship in 2002, two Final Four appearances in 1981 and 1991 and 13 NCAA DIII Tournament appearances on his belt. “After I am gone from here, people won’t understand or remember who I was,” Reynolds said. Coach Reynolds began his life at Otterbein as a 12-time letterman in football, basketball and track. After graduating in 1965, Reynolds returned to his hometown in London, Ohio, where he began teaching and coaching. It was in 1966 that Reynolds left to serve three years in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam, leaving behind his wife, Ellen, and 10-month-old son, Chad. “Besides the mortar rocket attacks, I didn’t have to live in the jungle. I was an Air Force officer and was fairly secure. It was just being in a combat zone and having the threat all the time,” Reynolds said. “The isolation from my family, because my son was 10 months old when I left and almost two years old when I LooKing on: Reynolds recently hit win No. 650, so h came back, convinced me even

A career of many triumphs 1961 Outstanding Freshman Award for the varsity basketball team

1965 Graduated Otterbein as a 12-time letterman in football, basketball and track and field.

1966-69 Served in the Air Force as a personnel services officer in charge of recreation.

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1973 OAC regular season champions. Outright champs in ’86, ’87, ’90, ’91, ’92 and 2002, and shared the title in ’73, ’76, ’81 and 2000

1972 Was hired as the head coach for the men’s varsity basketball team at Otterbein

1981 Advanced to the Final Four in the NCAA Tournament. Also happened again in 1991. Reynolds has advanced to the NCAAs 13 times.

1978 Postseason OAC champions. Also occurred in ’86, ’89, ’91, ’92, ’93, ’94 and 2002

1981 Ohio College Coach of the Year. Awarded by the Columbus Dispatch. Also earned this honor in 2002


1992 Inducted into the London Sports Hall of Fame

1992 NineOAC Coac Year


sting legacy

he may need another basketball soon.

2001-2002 National champions. Record of 30-3. Won the OAC regular season and tournament that year

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photo by bLythe MaLone

2009 Inducted into the Otterbein Hall of Fame

more that I wanted to be in education.” Upon his return to Otterbein, Reynolds served as an assistant coach for three seasons before heading the program. Otterbein then became where he stayed and formed what both he and his wife would call a “lifestyle.” “It hasn’t really been a job. It’s been a lifestyle. My son and daughter went to school here, my wife went to school here and my daughter-in-law went to school here. My kids grew up in the facilities and in the office,” Reynolds said. “It was not like coming to work. It was just what we did, and I think when you enjoy something to that extent, time flies. It has always been, ‘Let’s go to the gym, let’s go to the game, let’s be involved at Otterbein.’” In his long span, Reynolds has been a part of very successful teams. In the 20012002 season, the Cardinals won their first national championship, finishing the season 30-3 and winning the OAC despite being picked to finish sixth in the conference in a preseason coaches’ poll. Reynolds has also been a part of difficult seasons like the current one, as the Cardinals stand at 6-13 overall and 3-9 in the OAC. Records aside, Reynolds has implemented a program during his career that embodies the making of a responsible and mature athlete.

2012 Announced his retirement as athletic director and head varsity coach

photo by MiKe cireLLi

-time ch of the

2002 NCAA Division III Coach of the Year

2006 On Dec. 9, Reynolds earned his 600th career win. Only nine other coaches have reached this total.

photo by MiKe cireLLi

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“A lot of times people don’t understand that coaching is not a 4 o’clock to 6 o’clock job. There is probably more coaching that’s taken place in the office than there is on the floor,” Reynolds said. “I want to try to present to (the athlete) the discipline and relationships and respect and not being judgmental of each other, and all those things play into what a family is about and what society’s about. How to know when to stand up, speak up and shut up,” he said. Out of the many players to come through the program, Reynolds said that he has had only one player not graduate. Along with the discipline, preparation and planning that he preaches to his players, Reynolds factors in the importance of a coach as a mentor. “We are able to sit down frequently and talk not just about basketball, but about life in general,” senior point guard Mark Louks said. “It’s a good feeling because he has been around and seen different occurrences.” Reynolds’ decision to retire was echoed by his wife. “He’s been very confident in his decision and is curious to see what the future will hold, because he is as inexperienced in a different way of life as I am, but the questions that we both have had is what will we do, and it’s going to be fun to figure that out,” Ellen Reynolds said.



Reynolds and his wife will have been married 43 years this April. He plans on spending more time with her and his family after retiring. “Overall I can leave Otterbein saying, ‘Hey, I gave them a day’s work for a day’s pay,’” Reynolds said.


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For a gallery of the many trips abroad that students took over J-term and a recap of the past three weeks in sports, visit

On a personal level

Name: Dick Reynolds Born: London, Ohio, in 1942 Family life: married wife Ellen April 9, 1966, in Youngwood, Pa. Son: Chad on Oct. 14, 1967, in Battle Creek, Mich. Daughter: Amanda on April 15, 1971, in Columbus, Ohio Favorite Otterbein memory: too many, enjoyed all football, basketball, track activities Jersey numbers: No. 44 during freshman and sophomore year of football, No. 17 during junior and senior year of football, No. 22 for basketball all four years Recruitment: did not originally come to Otterbein to play any specific sport, but would later be inducted into the Otterbein Hall of Fame for his athletic achievements inForMation coMpiLed by aLLy nagLe


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VP of education rocks campus

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame VP will visit Otterbein Feb. 3 rocK doctor:

BY LAINA THOMPSON Arts & Entertainment Editor

Positions Available: General Manager, Programming Director, Sports Director, Training & Development, Traffic & Continuity, Music Director, Promotion Director, News Director, Engineer, Webmaster, and Secretary. Come join the best staff on campus!

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Lauren Onkey will explore New Orleans and music in her lecture in Riley Auditorium.

A typical college student’s day involves going to class, surfing the Internet instead of doing homework, getting pizza with friends and then rounding out the day by watching old sitcom reruns. For Lauren Onkey, the vice president of education at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a typical day includes teaching third graders about rock and roll, organizing a new program, interviewing Heart and attending an event where stars are present. On Feb. 3, Onkey will be visiting Otterbein to talk with students in a continuation of lectures centered around the Common Book this year, “City of Refuge.” Onkey’s lecture will be held in Riley Auditorium from 3:05-4 p.m. How did you come to work at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? I was an English professor for a long time at Ball State in Indiana. I became aware of this really interesting-sounding job at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame overseeing the education programs, which included teaching some K-12 students, some college students and the general public. It seemed like an incredible opportunity to teach at many levels and to teach to a wide audience. What is your favorite program that you have been involved in with your position? One of my favorite programs is one called the American Music Masters. It is a program that we do every November. We honor one of our inductees. We teach

classes to kids and adults, we do interviews with artists and songwriters and business people who are connected to the honoree’s career. For example, this year when we honored Aretha Franklin, folks like Chaka Khan, Lauren Hill, Dennis Edwards from the Temptations and Ron Isley from the Isley Brothers all came in and sang a few Aretha Franklin songs in their own style. That kind of program where you bring together artists, students, academics and fans, I think, is really my favorite. How has music affected your life? I think music has sort of helped me figure out my life. Rock ’n’ roll has really helped me make sense of the world, whether it is the social and political world or relationships. All the voices that you hear and so many great records that I latched on to very young, so for me it has kind of been a map, probably the most important art form for me in terms of sustaining the eras that I can remember. What did you think of the Common Book, “City of Refuge?” I think he did a remarkable job of depicting New Orleans pre- and post-Katrina without turning it into a journalistic account. It just really feels like a novel, and I think to see characters really negotiate that was really very powerful. How do you think New Orleans was affected by music both pre- and post-Katrina? You know, music is really in the fabric of New Orleans life, and because of where the city is geographically, a major port

city close to Latin America, the Caribbean, so many different people came to New Orleans. So, the musical mixes that you have down there are unlike anything else that you will hear in the United States. For us here at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it is really one of the places that rock ’n’ roll is born in the early 1950s. It lives in the culture in some very interesting ways, young people being very attracted to horns and brass bands for example, and the way that the brass band has been able to absorb styles like funk and hip-hop. Post-Katrina had so many thousands of people who had to leave the city and have not been able to come back. There is certainly a great fear about the loss of a lot of cultural traditions. It has certainly been recognized that music is a big attraction for New Orleans. But you want to be careful not to reduce the music just to a museum piece or a cliché to attract tourists. What is most vital about it is how it lives and breathes in people’s everyday lives, and I think that has hung on in New Orleans, but they took a big, big blow. Who is your favorite person that you have met through your work? I would hate to pick that, just since I have met such remarkable people. Aretha Franklin, Fats Domino, Les Paul, Dr. John, we had an event earlier this year with Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, Smokey Robinson. What is great is that artists really want to tell their stories and do work with us, and so that’s just always a thrill. t&c


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Sport Events

▪ Men’s basketball vs. Baldwin-Wallace, Rike Center, 7:30 p.m.

Super Bowl Sunday

▪ Chinese New Year, Campus Center, 6 p.m.

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Campus Events

Campus Events

Sport Event

Movie Releases

Campus Events

▪ Showing of Chinese film “Close to the Sun” and discussion with director, Riley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Campus Events

Video Game Releases

▪ 1847 student magazine launch party, Campus Center Lounge, 4:30 p.m.

▪ “The Darkness II”

▪ “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” ▪ “Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace 3-D” ▪ “Safe House”

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Campus Events ▪ It’s Abuse Kissing Booth, Campus Center, 5 p.m.

Valentine’s Day

Sport Events

▪ Women’s basketball vs. Heidelberg, Rike Center, 7:30 p.m.

▪ Lauren Onkey lecture on “New Orleans and the Birth of Rock and Roll,” Riley Auditorium, 3:05 p.m.


▪ Men’s basketball vs. John Carroll, Rike Center, 7:30 p.m.

▪ Music and Romance, Aladdin Shrine Center, 8 p.m.


Campus Events

▪ Global Dinner, Campus Center, 6 p.m.


Campus Events

▪ Peace Corps informational session, Center for Career Planning, 6 p.m.

▪ Trivia Bowl Campus Center, 6 p.m.

▪ Vernon L. Pack lecture with Steven Pinker, “The History of Violence,” Cowan Hall, 3 p.m.

Movie Releases ▪ “Wanderlust” ▪ “Good Deeds” ▪ “Gone” ▪ “Act of Valor”

CD Releases

▪ Kiss “Destroyer (Rerelease)” ▪ Pink Floyd “The Wall (Experience 6)” ▪ UFO “Seven Deadly”

Campus Events

Campus Events

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Out with the old, in with new food

Freshman offers her opinion on the new management change in Otterbein’s food service

photo by Kristen davis

a sLice oF the Kitchen:

The always-popular college standby of pizza is still around, even as Bon Appétit continues to experiment with healthier options and a new menu for the students in the Cardinal’s Nest. J-term seems to have inspired change in everyone at Otterbein, from the students who were bold enough to take on the three-week challenge to Bon Appétit’s new management. Otterbein’s food service has SABRINA always stressed KOHLS the importance of local, organic and freshly made meals, but I, along with many other students, was always vastly disappointed in the lack of variety that Bon Appétit offered. Bon Appétit’s website claims that the company “uses authentic ingredients to create diverse


foods rich in flavor and color.” While this sentiment is certainly promising, I went to the Campus Center many times during fall semester and saw a lack of imagination and, more frequently, a lack of vegetables that weren’t slicked in oil. But over winter break, Bon Appétit’s new management worked to improve the food. Finally, the Cardinal’s Nest has some desserts worth fighting over. So, like any college student, when I see a good lemon cookie or piece of carrot cake, I lunge for it. Desserts, however, are not the only part of a meal, and I feel like Bon Appétit has really been trying to provide a more innova-

tive menu across the board for what Interim General Manager Debbie Robinson calls “its customers.” “We’re here to service the students and faculty,” Robinson said. “We’ve worked nonstop to try and listen to the general response. It’s not a short-term fix.” Robinson also said that Bon Appétit management is coming to the students in order to get as much feedback as possible. She’s even gone into the dorms to see what people have to say about the food, and the response seems to be fairly positive. “It really feels like (the staff) cares about what we think and what we want,” sophomore Karly Smith said.

Another aspect of new management is ensuring a healthier work environment for the staff, which will increase the quality of students’ experiences. “The staff is happier, and we hope the students have noticed that,” supervisor Julie Campbell said. “I listen when I hear (suggestions) more than once, and I’ll go relay that to the kitchen.” Though the Campus Center food has definitely improved since J-term began, students will have another surprise when they go to the OtterDen. While I felt the OtterDen’s burgers and salads were a bit greasy and didn’t have enough flavor before, I’m hoping that the new menu changes will bring more exciting items to the latenight cafe. “We’ve created a swipe bundle with an entree, side, dessert and fountain drink. We’re also going to offer beef, turkey and veggie burgers made from scratch and with chef-created recipes,” Robinson said. In the end, college students will always complain about the menu options on campus, but Bon Appétit seems to be trying to fight the system in that respect. And while I will always joke about having chicken for the fifth night in a row, I have a feeling I’ll be seeing more than chicken at Otterbein from now on.



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thUMbs Up thUMbs doWn Political Edition

 SOPA is no longer an immediate threat, meaning people (not that I would ever do this) can continue to illegally download episodes of “Lost” instead of doing homework.

 If any Republican has a shot of defeating Obama in

the election, it’s Mitt Romney. Historically, his politics have been more moderate than fullon Republican, which gives him an advantage when it comes to swaying voters’ opinions.

 Regardless of who wins, everyone can rejoice in the fact that Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann are not running for president.

 If Ron Paul wins the whole thing, women out there would

be able to say, “President Paul? He used to be my gynecologist. He helped me get rid of my scabies.” And I would not be able to take that seriously — just like his politics.

 The great divide in Congress can potentially lead to the defeat of Obama in the upcoming 2012 election because Congress’ inability to pass anything in the headlines makes it look like he hasn’t done anything.

Have you noticed an improvement in the Cardinal’s Nest? If Newt Gingrich were to win, there’s almost a guarantee “There has been a huge improvement in the selection and quality at the Cardinal’s Nest.”

“I feel like there is a good, new diversity of choices this semester.”

“Now everything appears as if it’s (Bon Appétit’s previous health food kiosk) Better 4 U.”

–Zach Paugh freshman theatre

–Aaron McPherson sophomore sports management

–Ashley Anderson freshman photos and inForMation art

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that there would be another sex scandal in the White House. After requesting an open marriage and having an affair with a staff member, who knows what could happen next? Compiled by Holly Takach

Tan & Cardinal Spring 2012 Week 1  

The T&C is back with a good look at Dick Reynolds' career, a redesigned monthly calendar, and the return of Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down.