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painted a pleasant color would make me happy. As we all know, happiness is priceless. Additionally, it would release endorphins, which would make me more optimistic and productive, which would help me earn better grades and a better job in the long run and thus earn more money. In case it isn’t already obvious, retail therapy backfired on me. Every ounce of self-control tends to leave my body when I enter a Target. Actually, some small sliver of self-discipline must have remained because otherwise, I would have sprung for the footie pajamas they had on sale too. After I received my credit card bill in the mail, which I opened while admiring my freshly painted coral-colored fingernails, things suddenly didn’t seem so justified. So far, I hadn’t needed to use much ice because these Ohio winters made me develop somewhat of an aversion to anything frozen. The night light sits on my desk and gets used occasionally, but I’m not really sure that it has spared me any hospital bills. And the coral nail polish has yet to improve my grades or quality of life. Living a college lifestyle allows you the privilege of several forms of freedom. But just because you have the freedom to go to the store does not necessarily mean that you have the financial freedom to spend the money. I’m still in the midst of adjusting to this new abundance of money-spending oppor-

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2. Bring your own bags. Target will give you 5 cents off your purchase for each bag that you use.

3. Sign up for a MyPanera Card.

Take it from a devoted fan of the Chocolate Chip Muffie. It works like any rewards card, except instead of earning airline miles, you earn free pastries, smoothies or coffee every few visits.

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or grocery store. A box of candy at the movie theater will cost you more than twice as much as the same box of candy from the store. If you can, go see the movie during daytime hours, where the ticket will also be a few dollars cheaper.

8. If your friends want to go to the mall, and you promise yourself that you will only browse, leave your wallet in the car so you won’t be tempted to buy.

After 19 years of serving Otterbein and increasing its enrollment numbers, April marks the last month of tenure for Vice President for Enrollment Thomas Stein. Stein sat down with the T&C to share some of his experiences and memories at Otterbein. What do you feel have been your biggest accomplishments at Otterbein? When I started at Otterbein, the enrollment was 1,500 students. And now it’s over 3,000, so I think without a doubt that’s the biggest accomplishment, being a part of that enrollment growth and leading that enrollment growth.

9. If you see something that

5. For all fellow Crackberry or

you have to have (but not really), tell yourself to wait a week. If it still haunts you, it might be worth it. That’s only if you lose sleep over it, though.

Have you dealt with any struggles in your time here?

6. While the $30 for a Brita

10. If you have to climb stairs to get to your dorm, embrace it. Remember that the more heavy items you buy (namely bottled water and other drinks), the more you will have to carry upstairs. t&c

Well, there’s the usual struggles of trying to convince enough students that this is where they can afford to be because of being a private school, a higher price — it really presents its own challenges. But it’s really rewarding in seeing folks like yourself who want to be here and helping them find a way to finance their education. I think that’s really been the biggest challenge, but also something that’s been very rewarding. One thing that I really wanted to make sure I said to you was

4. Enter stores with a game

plan. Create a list and stick to it to prevent impulse buying. smartphone addicts, get a free personal banking app that allows you instant access to your bank account balance. Ignorance is not bliss.

water filter might seem like a lot at first, it certainly pays for itself if you consume a lot of bottled water.

7. If you go to the movie theater and foresee a shopping spree at the concession stand in the near future, prevent it by making a pit stop at a gas station, pharmacy

LINDSAY PAULSEN IS A FRESHMAN JOURNALISM AND EQUINE FACILITY MANAGEMENT MAJOR AND IS A STAFF WRITER FOR THE t&c.

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that I really have a very soft spot in my heart for this institution. I’ve had actually … 15 family members attend here while I’ve been here, so I think that speaks to what I feel for the institution. So, you’re not retiring? Not retiring. I’m moving to Tennessee to work as Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs at Tusculum College. When are you leaving? I will be leaving the middle of next month … to assume my responsibilities. What made you decide to leave in the middle of April as opposed to finishing out the school year? I really feel an obligation to help my next employer finish out this school year and try to enhance what may come in their enrollment numbers for … this year. And it just was a good time for me to start down there. I want to get down there as soon as possible. How have faculty, students and staff responded to your decision? People have been very open in supporting of me. A number of folks have talked about (how) they hate to see me leave, their desire to have me stay. But this is a good opportunity for myself

to assume additional responsibilities, really start helping another institution. I really feel I’ve done … quite a significant amount of work here that I would like to broaden my experiences, take on new responsibilities. The faculty and staff have been supportive and yet kind of sad to see me leave, I would say. Has your replacement been found yet? No, there’s an interim team of a group of folks that report to me that are acting as an enrollment team. It’s five people headed up by Cass Johnson, two associate directors of admission, the director of financial aid and the director of institutional research. What will you remember the most about Otterbein? What I will remember the most about Otterbein easily will be the interaction with students and faculty. I’ve built some very close relationships, former graduates that I’m still in contact with, alumni, faculty that I call personal friends and just the camaraderie here is unique. What advice would you give to someone who takes over your position? Be ready to hit the ground running and make the most of it. I really think Otterbein has a lot to offer, yet it still does have its own challenges as well.

According to the WPD and the Otterbein SECURITY Security Log, the following has been reported from March 6-29. REPORT

1. 3/6 A student was studying on the second floor of the library. The student noticed an older male through open cracks in the bookshelf. The student saw the male pull his sweatpants down above his knees several times exposing his testicles. The student said the man would appear to rub his testicles each time he pulled down his pants when he believed no one to be looking. Surveillance cameras were watched but the suspect was not identified.

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Enrollment VP departs for Tennessee BY JOSH ADKINS News Editor

tunities (hello, 24-hour Tim Hortons), but throughout this process I think I’ve picked up a few methods to save some bank. If you’ve already made the decision to splurge, splurge smart. J.Crew offers 15 percent off your entire purchase if you provide valid student identification.

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After 19 years of saying “hello,” Thomas Stein prepares to say his final goodbye to Otterbein University

Freshman offers tips to cut down on compulsive shopping habits I was on a mission ... to get shampoo. And shampoo only. But I should have known that when I entered Target that day with my wallet in hand, I would not just leave with a bottle of shampoo, but with an inordinate number LINDSAY of obscure PAULSEN items I could probably have lived without, including coral-colored nail polish, a nifty silicone ice cube tray and a wireless polar bear night light. Let’s get real. The ice cube tray was downright practical. It was designed so that you could easily pop out one ice cube at a time instead of having to slam the thing against a hard surface and have all of them fall out at the same time, which is annoying. It would allow me to conserve ice cubes and use only as many as I needed at one time. And part of saving money is conserving, right? Bam. Justified. The wireless polar bear night light would allow me to maneuver in my dorm room at night without disturbing my roommate by turning on the lights. Without it, I could easily run into my desk, injuring myself and thereby ringing up some nasty hospital bills, which would be significantly more expensive than this $12 investment. Not only was this a sound financial decision, but also an investment in my health. The coral nail polish? Obvious. Seeing that my nails were

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It doesn’t look like the money trees will be blooming anytime soon, so saving is in season.

2. 3/29 A CD case containing between 80 and 90 DVDs was reported stolen from Davis Hall between 5 and 8 p.m. t&c

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neW beGinninGS:

Thomas Stein anticipates his upcoming life changes.

Will you be checking in from time to time? Oh, sure. I’ll stay connected with Otterbein. I know that the trustees want to have a reception for (former Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs) G.P. and me … But yeah, I’ll be checking in. I find that I have enough friends and contacts here

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that I want to really check back in, keep track of how the institution’s doing. Do you have any regrets? Oh, no. It’s been a very positive experience for me. I truly enjoyed my time, the people here, the challenges … It’s really been a nice experience. t&c


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The T&C hopes everyone enjoyed break and wishes all students a good spring quarter 1,906 Females

Hey Otterbein, are you bored? Do you want to listen to some great music? Then tune in to 97.5FM or www.wobn.net every day for the best in college rock, great sports coverage and some awesome shows!

1,103 Males

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thinKinG Gap:

The most recent data from the National Center for Education Statistics showed that out of all undergraduate students at Otterbein University, there were 803 more women than men enrolled.

Degree gap between men and women smaller, census shows

In conjunction with www.otterbein360.com, the Tan & Cardinal held a spring break photo contest that began Wednesday, March 16, and ended Monday, March 28, at midnight. Participants were to strike their best poses with a copy of the T&C wherever they went on vacation and post those photos to the Otterbein360 Facebook fan page wall. The person who submitted the coolest photo landed on the cover of the T&C this week. Our spring break photo contest winner is junior nursing major Dana McDermott. She took a copy of the Tan & Cardinal with her while she was rock climbing in Foster Falls, Tenn., for spring break. Thanks for submitting your photo, Dana. Check out some of our other great submissions from students whose vacations spanned two continents.

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SWinG batter:

From left to right: Junior math education major Devin Fraze, sophomore music major Matt Hogue and sophomore actuarial science major Chris Dunphy of the Otterbein Swing Dance Club catch up on some reading outside historical Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox, while in Boston over spring break.

Females are more likely to have bachelor’s degrees by age 23 BY LAINA THOMPSON Contributing Writer

Stay tuned to The Wildcard for updates on sports games and shows!

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released findings which reported that women are 1.6 times more likely than men to graduate with a bachelor’s degree by the time they are 23. “Women are underestimated,” freshman middle childhood education major Lindsay Loshbough said. “They have a lot of potential.” The BLS statistics stem from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, which began first round surveys of respondants in 1997 and finished their twelfth round in 2009. The data showed that 23 percent of the female respondants and only 14 percent of male respondants had earned a bachelor’s degree by the age of 23. “I guess we will have less (men) to choose from at some point,” said senior health education major Sheronda Whitner.

“Maybe colleges need to do more to attract guys.” The newest U.S. census data reflected the same trend. According to the 2010 census, of women 25 years and older, 29 percent earned at least a bachelor’s degree by 2009, compared to 30 percent of men. This gap is much smaller than that of 1999 when the numbers were 23 percent for women and 28 percent for men. In a more specific age range, the survey showed that among women and men 25-29 years old, 35 percent of women held a bachelor’s degree while only 27 percent of men did. “I think it helps to break the stereotype of male dominance,” sophomore early childhood education major Kelly Dunham said. Kate Carey, associate dean for graduate and continuing studies at Otterbein said, “The students are predominantly female in adult undergraduate enrollment.”

In the fall of 2009, there were over 3,000 students in the undergraduate program at Otterbein. Of those students, 1,906 were female and 1,103 were male, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. These statistics also showed that in the past six years, 52 percent of men enrolled at Otterbein finished their bachelor’s degree program on time, while 67 percent of women completed theirs. However, out of about 523 adult students in Otterbein’s continuing studies program, 66 percent are men and 34 percent are female, according to Carey. Meg Barkhymer, director of Otterbein’s Center for Career Planning said that the center also sees more women seek its services. “We can guess pretty accurately that for every male we see, we see between two-three women,” Barkhymer said. t&c

dance the niGht aWay:

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The Otterbein Swing Dance Club does some major multitasking while in Boston for the Boston Tea Party dance revolution. The four-day event is a conference for dancers that has workshops and competitions. In 2010, more than 1,400 people attended and cash prizes were given away to winners of each of the competitions.

JUpiter JUmp:

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Junior English literary studies and creative writing major Tony DeGenaro said he was already in Lebanon when he found out about our contest, but we still appreciate this picture of his leap off of the pillars of the statue of Jupiter, the largest and most complete Roman ruins in the world.


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Spears back in spotlight

New album delights devoted fan with variety among the 12 songs BY JOSH ADKINS News Editor

Film studies minor gets ‘reel’

iLLUStration by KriSten Sapp

Starting fall 2011, Otterbein’s latest minor will take a look at classic American cinema BY JT HILLIER Staff Writer

If there were ever a time for Otterbein undergrads to consider tacking on a minor, now might be as good a time as any. Starting fall semester, a new minor will be available to students: film studies. The minor consists of four new classes focused on the history, fundamentals and criticism of films. “It’s exciting. It’ll be just another ascending medium to look at critically,” junior Justin McAtee said. A triple major in literary studies, creative writing and psychology, McAtee is one of many students on campus that have taken a liking to the idea of enrollment despite preexisting academic commitments. “I think it just reflects all of the doors that are opening,” he said. “Even though I’ll be a senior in this transition, I’m really excited to see what else I can fit in.” While the idea of implementing a film-focused curriculum at Otterbein has been around

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for quite some time, it was the approaching semester change that lifted the notion up off the ground and into the 2011-2012 course catalog. “It seemed like a good time, as we were restructuring the English major, and as all programs were restructuring their requirements, to think about things that were afoot on campus,” said English professor Karen Steigman, who will be teaching the two film courses offered next year. “It’s clear that film is important and interesting to people on campus. It’s also a field unto itself, so we thought it would be meaningful to implement it as a minor. Film has its own disciplinary questions, concerns and importance.” Thanks to budding faculty and student interest, an instrumental role from Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences Paul Eisenstein and a general acknowledgement of film’s growing popularity in college campuses across the country, all of the necessary procedures were taken to ensure that the minor could be

made an academic reality here at Otterbein. English Department Chair Suzanne Ashworth, who will also be teaching film-focused courses, said, “The film studies minor proposal worked its way through the usual institutional pipeline. It moved through the English Department, which houses the minor, the School of Arts & Sciences and our senate.”

“It’s clear that film is important to people on campus ... so we thought it would be meaningful to implement it as a minor.” Karen Steigman English professor The minor includes four courses totaling 16 hours, with

two foundational and two upperlevel classes. The introductory course, Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream: American Cinema of the 1970s, will be open-enrollment to help spark student interest. The other foundational course, Film History/Criticism/ Theory, will be the first in the catalog to be listed under the FMST prefix that will eventually precede the names of all film studies classes. The 3000-level classes are not yet included in next year’s curriculum, but will be by the following year. “I think it’s going to be popular, and I think it’s going to be rigorous,” Steigman said. “A lot of us are already interested in integrating film into our other courses, so it’s going to open up opportunities to not only have that kind of integration, but also dedicated courses.” Ashworth said, “The minor represents a chance to immerse ourselves in a rich and powerfully relevant field of inquiry. It’s an exciting time to teach and learn here.” t&c

Say What? What movie Genre WoULd yoU Want in a FiLm StUdieS minor? “Contemporary film would be my focus.”

—Blythe Malone sophomore visual communications

“I would like to study comedies, because I love to make people laugh, and laughter is great.”

—Kahla Johnson sophomore broadcasting

“I would study horror. I love how it’s universal. Fear is fear in every culture.”

—Brad Carroll junior broadcasting

“I would study comedy, because everyone likes to laugh. ”

Before you read any further, I must fully disclose my background to the reader. I am a devout follower of Britney Spears, also known as the “Holy Spearit” or “Godney.” It’s Britney, b----. From the beginning of her career, Spears has been everything the world needed her to be: a fierce performer, America’s sweetheart, a tabloid staple and a product of the nastier side of fame. Out last Tuesday, Spears’ latest endeavor, “Femme Fatale,” follows in the footsteps of its predecessors. Executive produced by Max Martin (“…Baby One More Time”) and current pop tart favorite Dr. Luke, the album showcases a quirky, sometimes bizarre, yet surprisingly

forward body of work in a class of its own. The album’s lead single, “Hold It Against Me,” is a fullon grimy dance banger, with Spears’ trademark soft vocals placed over a throbbing trance and bass-heavy track. The song borrows from the hipster-chic dubstep genre, pounding out a new-age dance breakdown, juxtaposed with Spears cooing and blowing kisses. Spears’ first true club smasher is the fist-pumping masterpiece “Till the World Ends,” co-written by the glitter- and beard-fancying Ke$ha, who at this moment is probably brushing her teeth down to a bloody pulp with some whiskey after surrendering what is potentially the greatest song she has ever written. Fueled by Spears’ playful intonation and backed by a sick bridge layered with whistling and seductive moaning, “I Wanna Go” will surely be a fan favorite and dancehall staple. She teases, “Shame on me to need release uncontrollably.” The quirky “How I Roll” is an asthmatic’s worst nightmare — accented by heavy gasps and bubblegum pop, production duo Bloodshy and Avant (also responsible for Spears’ “Toxic” and “I’m a Slave 4 U”), remind listeners why the teen dream continues to utilize their skills. A career-defining moment, a standout song called “Inside Out” will likely fly right over the heads of the mainstream (much like “Unusual You” from Spears’ “Circus”). In the song, which

lyrically isn’t far off from from the rest of the album, she pines over a sex-fueled breakup. The only song I had a major issue with, “(Drop Dead) Beautiful,” features newbie rap artist Sabi. In theory, it’s classic Britney. That is, until Sabi chimes in with the line, “Got me kinda hot, but I ain’t sweatin’ you, steamy like a pot full of vegetables.” Um … sorry, girl, but no. Black Eyed Peas mastermind will.i.am had to get a piece of Spears by penning the oddly titled “Big Fat Bass.” While filled with his typically annoying phrases like “rockin’ all in your face,” the song’s spotless production and Spears’ contribution were able to save this from my iPod’s “next” button. “Seal It With a Kiss” offers classic Britney, another dubstep breakdown (yes, Britney Spears has made a dubstep album) and lyrics referencing getting down and dirty in public. Can we even call her coy and coquettish at this point? In the songs “Criminal” and “Trouble for Me,” Spears sings about lusting after men who are nothing but bad for her (which in years past, seemed to be a hobby of hers). The closing track “Criminal” departs from the album’s previous musical themes, featuring an unexpected flute and acoustic guitar to back up some of Spears’ arguably most beautiful vocals in years. In the age of club-ready anthems, it’s always nice to hear someone else taking risks besides in-your-face Lady Gaga. Whether or not the public will finally look past Spears’ rough past is another issue. t&c Britney Spears “Femme Fatale”

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What’s your flavor?

Name: Nikolai Rivas Year: senior Major: organizational communication Hometown: Lorain What’s your flavor? wintergreen What is your favorite place in Westerville? Otterbein Lake Favorite sports team: Yankees What is your favorite book? “Why Do Men Have Nipples?” What is your favorite Brady Bunch character? the blonde Life motivation: smiles If you’re interested in being next week’s Flavor, please contact us at tanandcardinal@yahoo.com.

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BY JORDAN LABATTE Sports Editor

The Otterbein men’s and women’s track teams will be traveling to Wilmington, Ohio, this Saturday to compete in the Black/Wilmington split meet. The Cardinals opened their outdoor season at Rhodes College for the Rhodes Invitational in Memphis, Tenn., where they competed against NCAA schools in Divisions I, II and III. “We didn’t have all our team in Memphis — just the nature of a spring break meet,” coach Dave Lehman said. “We will pick up a few more to compete in this one, and we have to qualify for the All-Ohio meet in a few weeks … We would love to win the meet, but I think our focus is on preparation for the end of the regular season working towards the conference championship.” The men’s team showed its eagerness for the outdoor season as eight members achieved top 10 place finishes, including one first place finish by junior pole vaulter Aaric Milligan, who vaulted 4.40 meters. Junior Austin Curbow, who placed fourth at the 2011 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships and gained All-American honors in the 55-meter hurdles, placed third in the 110-meter hurdles. In distance for the men, senior Heath Gibson ran a 1:56.66 in the 800-meter run to earn a fifth place finish. Senior Chris Fyock earned an eighth place finish with a time of 32:00.47 in the 10k. The women gave an equal performance led by junior Samie Corbin. Corbin, who qualified for the 2010 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships, ran a time of 1:03.96 in the 400-meter hurdles, giving her a fifth place finish at the meet and a seventh place ranking in the nation for Division III athletes. Other contributers, like junior Hannah Farver, grabbed a seventh place finish in the mile with a time of 5:17.28. Lindsay Main

ran a 2:21.85 in the 800-meter and landed in sixth place. Both teams will be competing in additional events that were not available during the indoor season. The Cards will also be extending their distances in certain events.

“It’s just different for events,” assistant coach Scott McCleary said. “I mean, you go from 55-meters to 110-meters, you have the outdoor track, the steeplechase, javelin, the disc — it’s almost a completely different sport.” Both teams will be looking to continue their performances as the women had six top-three finishes, including two first places and one second at the OAC Indoor Championships. The men had three top-three finishes with one first-place and third-place finish at the OAC Indoor Championship. “Goal’s always to win the conference, whether that is realistic or not, and we find out as we move through the outdoor season,” Lehman said. “But I think that all the coaches and athletes are excited about the atmosphere on the team and about the performance level they achieved during indoor, and I just want to carry that outside and continue to have success.” In light of moving to the outdoors, track and field will be eyeing the weather. “Biggest thing to worry about at this point is just the weather. It can be 80 degrees on the weekend, then it could be snowing,” graduate assistant Chase Schneider said. Otterbein will be in competition with other OAC schools such as Capital, Ohio Northern, Heidelberg and the home team, Wilmington. The meet will be April 2 at Wilmington College and is set to begin at 11 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. t&c

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Saturday, April 2 vs. Hanover 2 p.m.

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The Cardinals will be competing in their first scored outdoor meet with only half of the OAC teams.

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The baseball game scheduled for March 30 has been moved to March 31 at 4 p.m. at Rio Grande.

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Track moves outdoors and begins the conference competiton

Friday, April 1 vs. Wooster (DH) 3:30 p.m

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On the field, off the field

Name: Erin Carpenter High school:

Oak Mountain

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Favorite class: geography

Favorite sports player: Jim Thome

Last book you read for fun? “The Lost Symbol”

Favorite softball memory at Otterbein: Getting my first college home run in Tucson, Ariz.

SLUGGer: Sophomore Erin Carpenter

was named OAC Softball Hitter of the Week on Monday. inFormation compiLed by aUStin WaLSh and photo by JeFF ZWicKer

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