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WCU President Weisenstein gives State of University Address By Angela Thomas News Editor
On Thursday, Sept. 8, West Chester University’s President, Greg R. Weisenstein, gave a State of the University Address. The address, which was held in the Asplundh Concert Hall, gave students, faculty, staff, and guests an update on the progress, accomplishments, and future of the university. Weisenstein also introduced the audience to the 42 new faculty members, as well as the new staff that was hired. Among the guests that were invited to attend the address, SGA President, Jessica Alicea, West Chester Mayor, Carolyn Comitta, and some Alumni Association members were among them. “We would not be a spectacular university if we did not reside in a spectacular community,” Weisenstein said as the opening statement to his speech. Weisenstein also noted the national recognition that West Chester, Pa has received in the media including being listed in Forbes Magazine as being a part of the 25 top suburbs for retirement in the United States. As with the community, WCU has also earned national accreditation for its excellence in academics, student success, and financial value, including being one of the top 100 universities in Kiplinger’s Best Buy. “It takes the entire campus community working together over many years to earn such accolades from our accreditors,” Weisenstein said. Weisenstein also mentioned the tremendous effort
that students, faculty, and staff have put into service learning and volunteerism. “For the 2010-2011 academic year, the University student volunteer hours reached nearly 300,000,” Weisenstein said. WCU has also been named in the President’s Higher education community service honor roll for the fifth time as well as being 115 out of 4,000 universities in the US to earn Carnegie’s Foundation Community Engagement Classification this year. “On campus, we work hard to make sure that West Chester University is a fantastic place for our students and for all of us,” Weisenstein said. “Every member of our campus community is important and essential to our success.” Weisenstein also talked about the campus climate survey that was conducted last year stating that, “we’re taking the campus climate survey results and the follow up actions very seriously.” “I am extremely proud of the recognition that our University and students are earning,” Weisenstein said. “I hope all of you, including our neighbors in the borough, share the growing sense of pride in our university and recognize that our ability to work and respect each other has helped us to become one of the very best public universities in our country.” Weisenstein also gave recognition to WCU’s athletics, specifically noting the academic success within the athlete student body and their overwhelming success
in sports. “A record 365 student athletes, including half of the football team, earned a place on this year’s WCU Athletic Director’s academic honor roll,” Weisenstein said. WCU sports teams have represented the university
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their student athletic teams by attending their games. Weisenstein also gave mention to the 240 clubs and organizations, the Career Development Center programs, and the leadership opportunities that WCU offers. This year alone, the student leadership programs had 1,600 students
Philly.com positively not only in academics but also in the field. Three WCU teams, Women’s Soccer and Men’s and Women’s swimming, were crowned in the PSAC Championship in 2010-2011. WCU Women’s Lacrosse has also been named fourth nationally. Weisenstein also encourages students to support
complete their programs. “As we feel well-earned pride in our university, we also know that this is a challenging time for higher education across the country,” Weisenstein said. Most states have reduced their support for public universities, which puts greater stress on the financial bur-
den of students. Weisenstein noted declining support, the pressure on students and institutions, and the misperception of education as private more than public. “We also see the public’s declining understanding of higher education’s essential role in the future of our country,” Weisenstein said. “Higher education is now being perceived by too many as a private good rather than a public good.” Weisenstein also praised the students, faculty, and staff for their support in getting Governor Tom Corbett’s 50% funding cuts down to 18%. Although Weisenstein stated that the cuts were still nothing to celebrate over, he is very proud of the effort that the WCU community took in protecting their education. “To summarize our financial situation, WCU will need to make some minor adjustments in spending for the fiscal year of 2012 but the university is financially sound,” Weisenstein said. Weisenstein gave credit to the university being financially sound to the planning and the control of institutional enrollments. “I am pleased to announce that assuming the state does not need to rescind funding, we will not, I repeat, will not be furloughing any permanent employees this year for financial reasons,” Weisenstein said. “Building on excellence” has become the new strategic plan. “We have now achieved excellence in what we do at West Chester University,” Weisenstein said. Weisenstein also talked about the new marketing strategies that WCU has taken. West Chester has
been in 60% more stories in regional and national media. However, WCU has also built a new marketing campaign. Students may have been curious about the new t-shirts stating, “Are you ready for the test? The answer is always West Chester University.” The marketing campaign includes 5 new commercials demonstrating the competitive excellence that WCU has achieved compared to other schools, and new billboards that will be displayed on buses and regional rail lines. In the future, WCU will not only have the new Recreation Center in 2012 ,but also a new building for Business and Public Affairs and a technologically advanced visitor’s center as well. There will also be a new phase in student housing on both north campus and south campus. WCU will also partner with Microsoft in a product development and demonstration center as well as classrooms of the future in Mitchell Hall, which will also be partnered with Microsoft. Weisenstein awarded Director of Service Learning and Volunteer Programs, Maggie Tripp with the 20112012 Civility Award, stating that Tripp has been a huge asset to the WCU community and West Chester community. There are many exciting things to look forward to in WCU’s future. However, there are many things to be proud of and to be excited about in WCU presently. Angela Thomas is a fifth year student majoring in English with a minor in web technology. She can be reached at AT683005@wcupa.edu.
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Hurricane Affects Move-in day and orientation for students
By Ginger Rae Dunbar Editor-in-Chief Practicum Writer
During move-in day for upper classmen residing oncampus, many found themselves caught in the rain as they carried their belongings from their car to their residence hall. First-year and transfer students continued Orientation, walking in the rain to buildings for their next sessions. Saturday, Aug. 27, West Chester University students would face the affects of Hurricane Irene. Knowing the hurricane would occur during move-in weekend, WCU housing staff advised students, via e-mail, to move into their residences early morning. The last weekend in Aug. had been a common weekend selected by universities to have students move into their on-campus residence halls as classes were scheduled to begin Monday, Aug. 29. “In preparation for Hurricane Irene, University Administration and representatives from Public Safety, Facilities, Residence Life and Housing, Dining Services, Academic Affairs, University Student Housing, and Public Relations, met to finalize plans for how the university would respond to the potential effects of the storm,” Chief Michael Bicking, director of the Department of Public Safety (DPS), said. News reports originally believed Sun, Aug 28, would be the worst of the storm. Bicking sent out e-mails to update students on emergency information, including: forecast information, information on campus services and tips to keep safe. DPS advised students to check on their neighbors for safety reasons. As the power went out, off-campus students met their neighbors at the opposite end of their flashlights. An Emergency Operations
Center (EOC) had been established, to “manage campus operations during the hurricane.” “In the EOC, trained emergency management personnel from Public Safety were able to constantly monitor the progress of the hurricane as it came up the Atlantic coastline,” Bicking said. The EOC, stationed in the Peoples Building, next door to the Public Safety Dispatch Center, operated for nearly 24 hours. “The EOC opened at 6 p.m. on Saturday evening,” Chief Bicking said, “(The EOC) remained staffed through the storm until closing at 5 p.m. on Sunday evening.” A handful of West Chester residents lost power Sunday morning, while the majority were without power since roughly 10 p.m. the night before. Students were able to call DPS to notify the police officers of leakages and power outages. Resident Assistants (RAs) at College Arms instructed students to call DPS for other emergencies, including if, during the hurricane, a window broke. Several apartments have patio windows located in the living room. The EOC responsibilities included, “documenting all storm related activity.” Church Street had been blocked off with several cones that were submerged under water, at the intersection of Sharpless Street. The water rose and crept into several cars parked near the intersection. On Church Street, the street flooded high enough that it was nearly impossible to distinguish the road from the sidewalk. The lawn of Goshen Hall also had flooding extending from the street nearly to the benches outside the main entrance of the residence hall. This area is commonly known by WCU students as the Goshen
Ocean, which forms during rain storms. DPS employees asked students to not walk through the flooding. RAs warned students not to play in the ‘Goshen Ocean’ for their own safety. Students were warned judicials would be given to anyone playing in the water from the Hurricane. “EOC personnel were also responsible for communicating with emergency responders and maintenance staff who were handling floods, power outages and downed trees and wires as they occurred on campus,” Bicking said. DPS warned students of wires down, warning them to assume the wires were still live, in order to prevent injury. WCU announced early afternoon on Aug. 28, classes were to begin as scheduled for Monday morning. At the time of the announcement, the rain was lite and several off-campus students still did not have power. Many of these students would not have power for a period of 24 – 48 hours. Some reported a longer period without power. Two thousand PECO customers of Chester County, as reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer on Aug. 31, were still without power as of 10 p.m. the night before. Several students took shelter in Sykes and the Lawrence Center on Sunday, staying dry from the rain while using outlets to charge electronics. Ramshead and Lawrence dining remained open during the hurricane. WCU students would return to classes from Labor Day weekend to find themselves walking to classes in the rain, during the second week of the semester. Ginger Rae Dunbar is a fifth-year student, majoring in English, with a minor in journalism. She can be reached at RD655287@wcupa.edu.
WCU Theater Department gets ready for a new semester, new location By Angela Thomas News Editor
West Chester’s theatre department has a lot to celebrate this semester. The department, which was previously housed on the cramped first floor of Anderson Hall, now is housed in the new and improved E.O. Bull Center, along with the Art and Dance departments. “We’ve been waiting for the E.O. Bull Center to be opened,” Joanna Volpe, publicity representative for the Department of theater and dance, said. “It’s nice to finally have a home, a place where we can all be together.” The E.O. Bull center features brand new studios for both dance and art. The center will also open two new theaters; the main stage and the studio theater. “The building is really nice! All the classrooms are ready, and the hallways are really nice, and there are lockers for the students to put their belongings in,” Volpe said. The theater students also have the treat of having most of their major classes in the E.O. Bull Center, and also their professor’s offices as well. “Before the dance professors were on south campus, the theater professors were on the fourth floor
of Anderson and our classes were held on the first floor of Anderson. The music professors were in Swope,” Volpe said. “It was hard for students to go from one place to another.” As for new and improved features, Volpe noted that the “dance studios are gorgeous.” “The dance studios are bigger, the floors are new, and there are big mirrors. We have two different spaces for dance now when before there was not enough space for dance classes and practice,” Volpe said. The dance studios have new flooring, which makes it easier for students to dance on. The Department of Theatre and Dance is also gearing up for their season this year. “The first show to be in the studio theatre will be our spring musical,” Volpe said. However, the student written one acts will take place in Brandywine. The department is now getting ready for their fall musical, Cabaret, which is being directed by professor Emily Rogge. The department has also brought on a new faculty member, assistant professor Larry Smiglewski. “He was selected last year to be the
new Musical Theater and Directing professor and he is great!” Volpe said. “He is fantastic and he knows so much about his field.” Smiglewski will also be directing the musical in the spring. The Theatre and Dance Department also has cause to celebrate one of their biggest accomplishments. WCU’s Theater and Dance Department is now accredited by the National Associations of Schools of Theatre. The department is also excited about their new class of students. “They are very talented! We have a number of new students that are cast in Cabaret and one of our new students is one of the supporting leads in Cabaret,” Volpe said. There is also a new alumni group for graduated students, which was brought together by WCU alumni, Andrew Lowy. The Department of Theatre and Dance is ready for their new semester in their new home. Volpe encourages students to see the shows that the department of theater and dance are holding. Angela Thomas is a fifth year student majoring in English with a minor in web technology. She can be reached at AT683005@wcupa. edu.
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September 11, a day of contrasts and lessons Bill Hanrahan Op-ed editor
Sept. 11 is my birthday. I know two other young men with Sept. 11 birthdays and I remember that my fourth grade teacher had a Sept. 11 birthday as well. There are many celebrities that share this unfortunate birthday including singer Harry Connick Jr., Rapper Ludacris, Guitarist Jon Buckland of Coldplay, and singer Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum. The nine-year-old girl killed in the Arizona shootings, Christina Taylor Green, was born on Sept. 11, 2001 and there are also probably dozens of other West Chester University students and probably at least
a professor or two with Sept. 11 birthdays. Although the day is overshadowed by the horrific acts of evil committed against this great country by those who hate our freedom, those of us with Sept. 11 birthdays can remind our fellow Americans that the day is not all bad. In fact, on Sept. 11, 2001, more than 13,200 Americans were born, while less than 3,000 died as a result of the terrorist attacks. While this fact doesn’t make those deaths any less tragic, it is a reminder that Sept. 11 is not just a day of death and sorrow but also of life and joy. Sept. 11 is not just a day when hatred of our freedom drove terrorists to
kill nearly 3,000 Americans, it is also a day when 13,238 babies were born as a result of love. In this sense, Sept. 11 represents life and death, good and evil, and love and hate better than perhaps any other day of the year. We saw the worst of humankind in the form of terrorists. We saw the best of humankind in the form of the heroic first responders and the soldiers deployed to kill terrorists and liberate Afghans living under the oppressive rule of the Taliban so that they could take charge of their own future. They gave food and water to the starving people of Afghanistan and handed out toys to the Afghan children.
Finally, there was one other positive thing that happened on Sept. 11, 2001, that actually came about as a result of the terrorist attacks: Americans were truly united. For some time, whether it be ordinary Americans or members of congress, it didn’t make much difference whether one was a Democrat or a Republican, a liberal or a conservative. Almost all of us were united by our love of freedom and our desire to exact justice on those responsible for the attacks. In today’s atmosphere of political polarization and vitriol from both sides directed at one another, we could use a lesson on the importance of unity just
about now. We can disagree with one another and we can have vigorous political debates (indeed, this is healthy for a democratic society), but we should always remember that when it comes right down to it, we are all Americans—the four percent of human beings privileged enough to live in the greatest country in the world. It shouldn’t take another terrorist attack to realize just how petty our right-left differences are in the overall scheme of things. The word enemy has been used by several politicians in this highly charged political atmosphere to refer to ideological opponents. Hopefully
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Social networking trends gaining popularity
Ginger Rae Dunbar Editor-in-Chief Practicum Writer
At first I had been hesitant to admit to having one. A friend told me I would like it if I just try it. When I gave in, she set everything up for me. I didn’t do it very often at first, but as time passed, I found myself doing it more and mor e. In the beginning, I followed people, not like a stalker, only to see how others played the game. I liked to see what other people had to say before I opened my mouth, to add a thought or comment, one that would be limited to 140 characters in a tweet. Originally, I thought Twitter would turn out to be a failed social network. I probably had my Twitter account set-up for a good six months before I reached my tenth tweet. My friend set up my Twitter to my cell phone, making for a convenient way to communicate. Without a
smart phone and internet, I can’t update my Facebook. I’m not complaining though, I see others being addicted to social network sources. Having access to an online social network on your cell phone is far too convenient. Far too easy. I enjoy tweeting about various topics, at my finger tips. However, I don’t enjoy conversing with someone as their fingers are busily pressing buttons, focusing on an incoming message. Our generation could have more common courtesy than that. I’ll admit, my favorite part about Twitter is using #hashtags for trendy topics. I don’t go online to read many of the hashtags, though it’s a convenient way to check hot topics and see what others are saying. I personally like to use hashtags like #captions. #Hashtags are as creative as the person developing the caption for the brief statement they are sharing on the internet with the world. In
my creative writing class, my professor asked students to write down a list of writing they are exposed to. This included writing classes, writing stories or poetry and Twitter. I do #alltheabove and it occurred to me how, as a writer, I can keep using Twitter as a creative outlet and not just a social network. I don’t use my Twitter in a way that I’d be afraid of a future employer reading over my tweets. I use it in a way to demonstrate my sense of humor, as #corny as it can be. I get my sense of humor from my dad, the jokes are known as #dadjokes. I tweet about activities I’m attending or working on. Common trends for a #studentjournalist will include #writingarticles. Other common trends as a #collegestudent will involve how much #ILoveCollege. There’s so much to talk about in the #Dub-C, there’s so much happening #canwetalkaboutit? While attending campus
sporting events, I’ll be tweeting about why other colleges will #FearTheRam. Students will be cheering on the Rams and favorite athletes. #ComeAtMeBro. Don’t forget about #homecoming. Hopefully the attendance at #football games will be as high as it is during #homecoming. I have plans to stick around for #halftime to watch the performance of the #Incomparable Golden Rams Marching Band. There’s so much to look forward to in #life and during your #collegecareer. So much that the #lasttimeIchecked, you might not be able to do everything. #Planaccording for this year and your future years at #WCU. When reaching #graduationday, the #nextyear, those students will now be alumni with a #dipolma. Hopefully you’ll be #alumni with a #job. I have faith in graduating #GoldenRams to #succeed. College students, and recent graduates, seem to be
more commonly using Twitter. This #socialnetwork can lead to #real-life interactions and gatherings. I’m not talking about #longhashtags. If you follow #trendingtopics you could easily #findplans even if you didn’t directly get a text or a phone call to join on plans. #Socialnetworking can actually turn into a #socialinteraction when a tweet can find you able to attend plans, no matter how #lastminute it seems. I have read pointless tweets about what foods friends are #craving. Other nights I’ve read #simpletweets that ended up #makingmynight as I then #spentthenight with #friends. I’ve heard people say they go on Facebook on a Friday night and read friends’ statuses to find plans for the night. I have the convenience of getting messages on my cell phone so I don’t need to find the internet and act like a #stalker to find plans. Facebook and Twitter
alike could broadcast plans for the night which helps friends get a hold of one another. Instead of doing this, the best option would be to send a mass text message to friends. I’m accustomed to using Twitter to the point that I forgot it originated with celebrities. Myspace let bands broadcast their original music. Facebook let celebrities and infamous people spread the word about themselves or a promotion. Twitter can do the same by reaching out, in a different form, from friends to friends. Recently the News Editor, Angela Thomas, and I, have sent out tweets from The Quad account to update our readers. Follow us, @ TheQuadWCU, on Twitter for more updates about topics in our newspaper and events on campus. Ginger Rae Dunbar is a fifth year student, majoring in English with a minor in journalism. She can be reached at RD655287@ wcupa.edu.
Letter to the Editor To the Editor: I am a graduate student in the MSW Program, and I am an out-of-state student. I pay for school using the Post 9/11 GI Bill, which used to cover my full tuition. Because of some changes in the bill, it now only pays for a little more than half of the $11,358.32 per semester that I owe. According to Financial Aid, over the course of two years, it would cost me roughly $17,000 out of my own pocket to attend my program. I am being forced to take a loan out to pay my tuition, when veterans using the GI Bill in every other state school in Pennsylvania are using the Yellow Ribbon Program. Not to mention that there will be no direct loans available to graduate students come 2012 because of the changes in the federal budget. If I do not receive the Yellow Ribbon funding and I cannot afford it, I will have wasted half of my remaining GI Bill benefits, which are paid directly to the school. Currently, I have 15 months and 25 days worth of benefits, which will cover my entire two years of full-time classes. If I have to leave the program after a year or even a semester – I will have wasted a very precious resource that I gave six years of my life to receive. My entire purpose for joining the army and fighting for two years in Iraq was to earn an opportunity to finish my BA and an MSW. I have worked long and hard to reach these goals, and I need help to finish them: help that already exists and that I am entitled to! I’ll say it again: The Yellow Ribbon Program was adopted by nearly every state school in the State of Pennsylvania. West Chester needs to get on board NOW. I have contacted President Weisenstein, Assistant Vice President Santivasci, and others, but they have not shown any sign of movement on this issue. Dana Parker from Financial Aid and Lawrence Davidson from the Veterans Center seem to be the only ones advocating for me, but cannot make things happen alone. I may be the first one who has ever asked for the Yellow Ribbon Fund, but I assure you that I will not be the last. Each day, there are many new veterans coming home from war and going to college. In situations like my own, they are going to need more than what the VA is able to provide.
Please help me promote the adoption of the Yellow Ribbon Program at West Chester University. --Ray Facundo, graduate student at West Chester University
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America the Great By Adam Anders Practicum Writer
The land of the free, and the home of the brave: a country whose freedom was brought about 235 years ago when a document was signed that would grant the United States of America a new hope, a new dream, a new love. From sea to shining sea does that hope of freedom exist, that dream of a new adventure, and that love of country. Wars upon wars where the red, white, and blue have shone brightly above the mountain top, where the Gettysburg address was read by President Lincoln proclaiming the freedom of man, and where the Declaration of Independence was signed giving us life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The Constitution gave Americans a right to the freedom of speech. President Roosevelt said, “There is nothing to fear but fear itself.” P r e s i d e n t Kennedy informed Americans “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” President Reagan said, “Democracy is worth dying for, because it’s the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man.” America is not only a country of political and military greats, it’s a country where, taken the freedoms of our founding fathers, were built. People can turn on the television and see anything from a sitcom, to a game show, to a
golf tournament, to the news. We can drive to McDonald’s and grab a cheeseburger and fries in less than three minutes. Americans can stand on the steps of the Capitol building and hold a sign protesting any cause. Americans can get a proper education and pursue dreams of going to college. People can go to national landmarks like the Grand Canyon, the Statue of Liberty, and Mount Rushmore.
step today to make oneself a better person. Do a civic duty to help at least one person every day, help less fortunate than, and most of all next time you see a service man or woman, shake their hand and tell them how much you appreciate their sacrifice. It has been suggested to give back to the country. In school students pledge allegiance to the American flag every morning, but do they stop to think what they are saying? That flag stands for what we have accomplished as the United States of America. Every person is not just one person, but one person who can make a difference in the future of America. What people do today will affect what this country does tomorrow; Have the distinct honor and privilege to be living in the same country as the brave men and women who have www.earthinpictures.com already or will be making the step to defend our freedoms. Freedom is not an There is no greater group of easy thing to obtain - it has people, none as courageous, cost us a countless million none as determined, and number of lives. So many of none as loyal as our our own heroes have fallen American military. bravely, giving their lives up Take the time to for a cause that is greater thank all of our soldiers, all than words and greater than that are fighting overseas as we will ever know. we speak, and those who Now especially at a have fallen while giving the time in our country’s history ultimate sacrifice. where people are split even- Old Glory, that flag ly down the middle about stood above the bullets firkey issues, freedom and love ing during the American for one another is a cause in Revolution and when brothwhich people need to strive. ers were fighting brothers in Why is it so hard to come the Civil War, our American together? Is it because peo- flag stood when women ple are so radically split and received the right to vote, so firm in beliefs that they and when our country sufcan’t bend at all or even lis- fered the Great Depression. ten to another point of view? Our flag stood when we Whatever the case is, take a were attacked at Pearl
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“There is nothing to fear, but fear itself.” -President Roosevelt
Harbor and when we stormed the beaches of Normandy. Our flag stood when we sent our first man to the moon and when the Challenger space shuttle exploded minutes after takeoff. Our flag stood above the rubble of the World Trade Towers when Americans all came together
mourning the loss of our loved ones. Our flag still stands today. Don’t let it fall. Our flag will always stand higher and higher than ever before. As the tenth anniversary of September 11 passes, remember to take some time to be grateful for
a beautiful country and continue to support those brave men and women who were lost a decade ago. Adam Anders is a fifth-year student majoring in political science, minoring in journalism. He can be reached at AA652656@ wcupa.edu.
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Teacher Feature: Dr. Jacqueline Zalewski By Rebekah Balmer Features Editor
As an Assistant Professor in the Sociology and Anthropology Department, Dr. Jacqueline Zalewski has been teaching for 11 years and teaching at West Chester University for five years. After earning her undergraduate degree in sociology at University of Wisconsin Parkside in Kenosha Wisconsin, she then earned her Master’s and Doctorate in sociology at Loyola University of Chicago. In graduate school, she focused on sociology of work and technology and internet studies. In addition to teaching Introduction to Sociology, Zalewski also teaches: Urban Sociology, Sociology of Work, Sociology of Organizations, and Sociology of Education. She is also the advisor to the Sociology Club on campus. Zalewski has peer reviewed publications in National Academic Advising Association, NACADA Journal, that include: (in press) “Customer Service Work is ‘Mindless!’ Advising Millennials About the Value of Emotional Labor for Careers” (with Leigh
Shaffer), (in press) “It’s What I Have Always Wanted to Do: Advising the Foreclosure Student” (with Leigh Shaffer), “Career Advising in a VUCA Environment” (with Leigh Shafer), and “A Human Capital Approach to Career Advising” (with Leigh Shaffer). Along with her publica tions, Zalewski has earned a few awards. While teaching as an adjunct, she won the Associate Faculty Teaching Award from Indiana University Northwest. In graduate school, she received a dissertation fellowship to do her research on the outsourcing of professional work in information technologies and human resources. Zalewski said her best academic achievement was finishing her PhD and her biggest nonacademic life achievement was moving from the working to the lower-middle class. She has several academic goals on her horizon. She is applying for tenure and promotion, she wants to continue incorporating technology in her classroom, she wants to publish more, and she wants to learn more
about the institution of higher education. Her life goal is to mentor students to do “good works and carry on a positive message to others.” Zalewski explained what she loves most about teaching is, “the students, and helping foster more awareness of the social patterns in everyday life.” She loves West Chester University because of its “collegiality.’’ “I have the opportunity to work with peers on scholarship and be on committees that cross disciplines.” Zalewski said. “For example in addition to the NACADA articles I have coauthored with Leigh Shaffer, I currently co-chair the Pedagogy for Engagement committee and work with great people who share my commitment to pedagogy and learning.” Zalewski gives students this advice: “Explore your interests, be flexible, and open to the possibilities and opportunities that present themselves. With this approach, you will experience success.” Nicole Petry, a fifth-year,
said, “Professors like Dr. Zalewski are hard to find. Her passion and dedication to her students is evident.... As an advisor she encourages her students to succeed and her influence is immeasurable.” Dr. Zalewski’s office can be found on the bottom floor of Old
Library located on the corner of Rosedale Avenue and Church Street. Rebekah Balmer is a fifthyear student majoring in women’s and gender studies and sociology. She can be reached at RB649636@wcupa. edu.
Students can avoid the ‘freshman 15’
By Diane Worthington Special to the Quad
Even before that deliciously greasy pizza from Riggtown, there were the fresh, hot fries from Chick-fil-A in Sykes. There was that blueberry muffin with a latte from Starbucks before an 8 a.m. class in Main Hall. There was the free-for-all in Lawrence because they were serving both chocolate chip cookies and tacos on the same night. Is it any wonder why those favorite jeans don’t fit? With so many unhealthy choices of food on campus, is there really anything one can do to avoid gaining the freshman 15? Cafeterias and campus eateries can be a student’s worst nightmare, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are some tips to
help freshman and upperclassmen alike avoid an extra 15 pounds this year. First, get your fruits and vegtables. Have a banana with oatmeal or toast in the morning. Have some carrots instead of chips with lunch. Start with a salad before dinner and, if when making it, add all the vegetables available. One trick is to make a homemade fruit smoothie with a handful or two of spinach - the vegetable taste is camouflaged, but the health benefits are not. Secondly, know oneself. The kind of person who is likely to skip a workout after a long day, should wake up a little earlier for a walk, run, or some yoga. If one tends to get the late-night munchies, swap the afternoon cheese steak for some Greek yogurt and berries or vegetable soup. Can’t
resist those high-calorie Starbucks drinks? Brew coffee at home and as a suggestion don’t bring a wallet To avoid gaining the freshman 15, know deprivation never lasts. When it comes down to it, these four years of college are stressful enough without becoming obsessive over food and exercise. There’s a huge difference between having two slices of pizza for lunch every day and grabbing a slice with friends on the weekends. Life and school are all about balance. Eat right most of the time and spluring every once in a while can help students avoid the freshman 15. Diane Worthington is a fourth-year majoring in nutrition. She can be reached at DW37489@ wcupa.edu
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Involvement Fair proves to be successful By Rebekah Balmer Features Editor
The Involvement Fair took place on Wednesday Sept. 7, 2011 from 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. There were approximately 150 clubs and organizations, and 30 businesses in attendance. The total number of students in attendance was around 600, according to
Ellen Howard. Clubs and organizations were divided up by category, such as, Greek Life, Honor Societies, Music/ Professional, Academic/ Professional, Special Interest, Service, Religious, Political/Activism, Social Equity/Diversity, Sports Clubs, Governing Bodies and Media/Publications.
Ellen Howard, President of Leadership Empowerment and Development and intern for the Office of Student Leadership and Involvement stated, “despite having to relocate the event to Hollinger Field House at the last minute, the Involvement Fair was still a success. It is always an honor to be able
to showcase all of the amazing work that clubs and organizations do at West Chester University.” Visit www.wcu.orgsync.com for information. Rebekah Balmer is a fifth-year student majoring in women’s and gender studies and sociology. She can be reached at RB649636@wcupa. edu.
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Concert Review: Lil Wayne Gabrielle Albert
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This summer on his “I Am Still Music” tour, America’s favorite rapper, Lil Wayne, known most recently for his outrageous point of view and multiple convictions, gave many people another thing to talk about. Wayne performed incredible concerts along with other known artists such as Keri Hilson, Maino, and Birdman, all over the country. On July 26, PNC Arts Center is where I personally got this amazing experience along with several thousands of other loyal fans. Lil Wayne performed all of his most popular songs such as “Every
Girl in the World,” “Prom Queen,” and his latest, “How To Love.” As one can imagine, Lil Wayne could not just simply stand on stage performing his songs-- there had to be a real “show” to talk about. His attire consisted of baggy shorts, one green sneaker, and one blue sneaker. His sneakers ended up in the crowd by the third song. In between songs Lil Wayne made several speeches or announcements to his fans, acknowledging fans’ support and sending support for fallen artists such as Pop King Michael Jackson, and more recently, Amy Whinehouse. The crowd went wild
each time Wayne had something to say and even wilder when he started to sing another hit song. There was not a dull moment in the non-stop four hours Lil Wayne was on stage. The power in Wayne’s voice made it easy to notice the passion and importance he holds for his music and his fans. Out of over thirty concerts I have attended, I have to say, Lil Wayne’s was the most exciting and the most fun. I recommend to all Lil Wayne fans to attend his live concerts for an outstanding time. Gabrielle Albert is a senior majoring in communication studies. She can be reached at GA678674@wcupa.edu.
will be airing this fallsome will survive, many won’t - but they all bring something different to the fall television lineup. Highlights include: *Ringer: Starts airing Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 9 p.m. on The CW. This show is an obvious forerunner for being picked up because, 1. Who didn’t miss Sarah Michelle Gellar from Buffy? And 2. It’s about a woman who is impersonating her missing twin sister and has to use all sorts of tricks to keep the lie going. It looks pretty intriguing from all the trailers and buzz that’s been surrounding it. *Whitney: Begins
airing Thursday, Sept. 22, at 9:30 p.m. on NBC. If you know anything about Chelsea Handler, you probably know a little about Whitney Cummings. She’s a female comedian, and a little bit like Handler’s sidekick. This show should be interesting because Whitney is very funny when she’s being annoying, which is pretty much always. *New Girl: Begins airing Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 9 p.m. on FOX. Zooey Deschanel takes a break from the big screen to play a girl who catches her longtime boyfriend cheating on her and
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Lil Wayne wore unique attire during his “I Am Still Music” concert at the PNC Arts Center on July 26, 2011.
Familiar faces return with new fall television shows
Alanna Smothers Special to the Quad
With the start of classes in September - the dread one feels from purchasing books, organizing study groups, and the eventual impending onslaught of tests and papers – one knows that, if nothing, there will be one light at the end of the tunnel: fall’s new television shows. E v e r y o n e ’ s favorites will be returning (hello, Gossip Girl, hello, The Walking Dead). What about the promised new set of shows that are sure to entice and inspire the audience? There are many new shows that
subsequently moves in with three single guys. From the trailers it appears they’re supposed to teach her how to be more feminine and how not to make a man cheat on her. *The X-Factor: Begins airing Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 8 p.m. on FOX. Simon Cowell returns to American TV with another talent competition type reality show. With him he brings back Paula Abdul, and adds L.A. Reid and Nicole Scherzinger. They will all be judging groups and individuals, young and old, on any type of talent they may have. *Terra Nova: Begins
airing Monday, Sept. 26, at 8 p.m. on FOX. It is about a family that leaves a dystopian future to go back to prehistoric times to find a way to save the dying earth. It’s like a modern day Jurassic Park on television. And there’s Dinosaurs. *The Secret Circle: Begins airing Thursday Sept. 15, at 9 p.m. on The CW. A girl moves to a new town and discovers she’s a witch. It’s an adaptation from a book by author L.J. Smith, which seems to be a very popular trend these days. She joins a secret coven, and has to deal with being a witch and the usual teenage angst. There
are sure to be many dreamy guys in this one. *H8R: Begins airing Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 8 p.m. on The CW. Mario Lopez reprises his ever-present role of host for this controversial new show. A popular celebrity confronts someone who despises them, and forces the “hater” to say whatever it is they have to say to their face. Expect to see a lot of reality TV stars, such as Kim Kardashian and Snooki from “Jersey Shore”. Alanna Smothers is a senior majoring in English and minoring in journalism. She can be reached at AS620230@wcupa.edu.
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September 22 - Bring Me the Horizon September 23 - Grace Potter and the Nocturnals October 1 - Matt Nathanson October 16 - Insane Clown Posse October 17 - Sara Barielles October 19 - Never Shout Never October 20 - Gym Class Heroes October 22 - New Found Glory
September 16/18 - Motion City Soundtrack September 22 - OMD September 30 - They Might Be Giants October 1 - The Bangles October 11 - Boyce Avenue October 20 - Hanson October 21 - Lights
THE NOTE: September 25 - Celebration of Life September 29 - The Knux October 8 - Authority Zero October 13 - Devin Townsend October 21 - Splintered Sundown
September 17 - Lupe Fiasco September 24 - 2011 Philly Zombie Prom October 8 - James Blake October 9 - Robots and Racecars October 25 - The Civil Wars
ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE AND STUDENT SUCCESS! The students listed below achieved a 3.0 or better during the Spring 2011 semester while serving as a Paraprofessional in the Division of Student Affairs Bolded names are those who achieved Dean’s List (3.67+). Italicized names are graduate students working in Student Affairs who achieved a 3.50+. LEADERSHIP CONSULTANTS
Jacqueline Aliotta Christina Baumann
Matthew Costa Justin Foster Ellen Howard William Horstmann Bradley Moyer Carly Myers Shayna Richardson Kiera Smalls Todd Soper Matthew South MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS Steve Bertil Sagirah Brown Khalid Green Danily Jimenez
Kiera Smalls Christina Randolph ORIENTATION LEADERS Rebekah Balmer Jordan Bideau Chaddea Brown Catherine Capitano Jessica Dixon Ellen Howard Driana Jones Jaclyn Keker Nicholas Kilpatrick Maria Lepore-Stevens Charmane Martin Shaina McNeil Caroline McRobbie Phuong Ninh Elizabeth Saldierna Abraham Sanchez Lauren Simmons Michelle Stark Jennifer Tanz Samantha Terrell Audrey Thomas Spencer Wright
RECREATION AND LEISURE (Fitness Center) Joseph Bentivoglio Daniel Cafiero Caroline Engel Jesse Hill Erica Hummer Michael Malejko Michael Martin Melissa McIlhenny Jonathan Polidoro Michael Schiavone Amanda Stoudt Joshua Thompson Keifer Timmann Victoria Yasso Justin Yurko Julianne Zaguskin RECREATION AND LEISURE (Group Exercise) Jessica Aaron Danielle Acchione Christine Cunningham Laura DiLello Lindsay Dolashewich Patrick Flynn Michele Ford Sarah Hartman Brianna Koruba Katherine Mills Priscilla Nascimento Alexandra Ruch
RECREATION AND LEISURE (Intramural Sports) Allison Alexander Giovanni Amodei
Matthew Friend Matthew Gordon
Benjamin Green Miles Hanley Jaclyn Keker Sara Miraglia Julie Ruff Angelina Springs
RESIDENCE LIFE (Allegheny) Alyssa DeMitis Alexander Hickman Melissa Murphy Ciara Pagan Lauren Schellinger Shannon Short Joelle Tolifero Spencer Wright RESIDENCE LIFE (Brandywine) Rachel Bryslan Adam Carroll Lauren Giambelluca Sarah Gurgal Nicole Mousoupetros Mark Scrocca Bradley Simon Amanda Turner Jenna Wolf
RESIDENCE LIFE (Schmidt) Megan Cutright Timothy Kuhn Lauren Richard Elizabeth Saldan
Alyssa Trytek Chloe Webb
RESIDENCE LIFE (SCAC) Jonathan Curtis Abraham Sanchez Anitra Schmucker Danielle Vining RESIDENCE LIFE (Tyson) Andrea Avery Nicole Beegle
RESIDENCE LIFE (Goshen) Michael Bertolino Lauren Ciccocioppo Francesca Cintorrino Alison Imboden
Chris Grimm Andriana Hamm Allison Harris Talisha Harris Jonathan Heintz Jennifer James Danielle Lehr Michelle Westervelt
Joseph Rodgers Rachel Rush Courtney Steven Marilyn Wellnitz
RESIDENCE LIFE (University) Jessica Casino Morgane Fouse Devin Hallquist
RESIDENCE LIFE (Killinger) Leah Coan Alexandria DeCicco Ryan Dicce Shannon Everett Colleen Gibson Colleen McHugh
Christopher Massaro Laura Putman
RESIDENCE LIFE (McCarthy) Alyssa DeGrace
Jonathan Keith Courtney Landis Andrew Lentine Khadejia Nelson Sonia Vasquez
RESIDENCE LIFE (Village) Kelly Dougherty Md. Tamzid Hossain Jamie Marie Wheatcroft Christine Yim RESIDENCE LIFE (Wayne)
Courtney Brown Desmond Frost Stephen Jones Jessica Martini Brittany Price Jessica Richard Courtney Sadusky
SERVICE LEARNING Florence Hunt-Herrington Ryan Mack
Alex Ricker-Gilbert Kristin Solanick Julianne Spadine
SYKES STUDENT UNION Daniel Arena Lauren Boyle
Alex Chernukha Courtney Dotterer Stephanie Eckman Justin Foster Brigid Gallagher Courtney Hart Juliette Honsinger Alexander Hrabyk Stephen James Driana Jones Courtney Landis Brian Leisenring Rachel Ling Danielle Masland Shannon McKenna Caroline McRobbie
Dhanush Mekala Lauren Perkins
Kim Rivera Adam Rizzo Sabria Rogers Elizabeth Saldierna Cierra Saunders Stephen Smith
Veronica Still Alexander Studd Jennifer Swain Robert Trasatti Matthew Westervelt Victoria Yasso Natalie Youtz Julianne Zaguskin
WOMEN’S CENTER Diana Colon Kelly Crodian Jennifer Halligan Sabrina Leggett
Kimberly Montes WELLNESS CENTER
Carol Fritz Stephanie Leon Jennifer Sherlock Spencer Wright
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Below is a list of the IFC and Pan-Hel students who achieved a 3.0 GPA in the Spring of 2011. Shaded names indicates Deanâ€™s list recipients. Alpha Phi Alpha
Alpha Phi (cont.)
Alpha Sigma Tau (cont.)
Alpha Xi Delta (cont.)
Delta Phi Epsilon (cont.)
Delta Zeta (cont.)
Lambda Alpha Upsilon Phi Sigma Sigma (cont.)
Pi Kappa Phi
Sigma Phi Epsilon (cont.)
Zeta Tau Alpha Brooke Edgerton
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Beta Theta Pi
Mu Sigma Upsilon
Alpha Sigma Tau
Alpha Xi Delta
Phi Beta Sigma
Laura Veneziale Stephanie DeVito
Phi Kappa Sigma
Victoria Yasso Angelina Calafiore
Chi Upsilon Sigma
Melanie Piersanti Gioe
Kang In Lee
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Mary Dara Beidler
Delta Sigma Theta
Delta Phi Epsilon
Kappa Alpha Psi
Phi Sigma Sigma
Kappa Delta Rho
Sigma Gamma Rho
Pi Kappa Phi
Sigma Phi Epsilon
SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
WCU field hockey defeats No. 1 seed By Brynn Dougherty Asst. Sports Editor
The Lady Rams started their season off strong with back-to-back wins against No. 10 Bentley and UMassLowell in their first games back on the field. West Chester’s season opener proved that the PSAC Eastern Division Poll was on point, as the consensus deemed the Golden Rams likely to finish second in the PSAC East. West Chester is off to fresh start in more ways than one this season. The team is competing in Division II rather than Division I for the first time since the program’s foundation, joining the rest of the University’s athletics. The Rams also gained a new head coach, Amy Cohen,
who came from Susquehanna University in March of this year. Cohen succeeded Kathy Krannebitter, who coached at West Chester since 1985 and is the all-time leader in coaching victories with 226. “I don’t think anybody knows quite what to expect,” Cohen said of the upcoming season. “But, we will be celebrating the fact that we are Division II. We play the DII national champs right off the bat the first weekend. So, we will find out pretty quickly where we stand.” Seventeen players from last year returned for this season including senior Nicole Fiorilla, who led the team in scoring last season, and both goalkeepers, Kristin Arnold and Gabby Panasiewcz. The win over Bentley on
Friday afternoon was an excellent indication of the team’s standings in comparison with their competition. The victory was fueled in part by returning seniors Fiorilla, Alisha Moran and Brynn Adams. The Falcons put up the first tally of the game with an unassisted goal from Stephanie Sideris in the sixth minute. With less than a minute remaining in the half, Adams tied up the score sending the teams to halftime with an even slate. “Teamwork was the difference in the second half,” Cohen said. The Rams came together in the second half using aggression and tough defense to halt the Falcons in their tracks. Kelsi Lykens put the Rams up by 2-1 in the 57th
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minute. Three minutes later, Fiorilla took an assist from Moran to lengthen their lead. Kayla Gluchowski then scored off a deflection following another penalty corner in the 67th minute to close out the scoring, solidifying West Chester’s 4-1 victory. “We possessed the ball in the second half,” Cohen said. “We spread the field and controlled the game and got back to playing our style of hockey.” Arnold registered two saves in the cage for the win. Bentley’s Julia Powell made nine saves while recording the loss. West Chester held a 20-3 advantage in shots and a 9-3 advantage in corners in the game. In their second game of the season, the Golden Rams demanded attention as they took down the defending national champions and preseason favorite, UMass-Lowell, with a score of 4-3 in overtime. Michele Schrift was a
standout star in the Saturday afternoon game, knocking in two tallies that ultimately won the game. Within the first 18 minutes of play, the River Hawks established the lead with back-to-back goals. These served as the only goals scored in the first half. Seventeen seconds into the second half, Schrift took control of a loose ball and sent it to the back of the net from eight yards out. Five minutes later, Annie Hansbury regained the River Hawks two goal lead with a score of 3-1. With ten minutes remaining, Angstadt took assists from Stef Pirri and Lykens to close the scoring gap. Fiorilla scored her second goal of the weekend to tie the game up 3-3 before the end of the half. One minute and 38 seconds into overtime, Schrift out-maneuvered River Hawks’ goalkeeper Melanie Hopkins and earned West Chester the OT win. Although Angstadt was just switched this season
from a midfielder to a forward, she has already exceled in the field. Last year, she finished third on the team in scoring after a leg injury cut her season short. Cohen relocated her due to her speed and agility. The victory served as the Golden Rams’ second win of the season, and halted UMass-Lowell’s 24-game winning streak that stood since November of 2009. “Today, we learned that if you keep competing and play with some heart, then good things will happen,” Cohen said. The Lady Rams will host their first home game against No. 3 Bloomsburg on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at Vonnie Gros Field at 4 p.m. The game will mark the debut of brand new bleachers that will give spectators a better view of the action and a more spacious seating arrangement. Brynn Dougherty is a fourthyear student majoring in economics and finance with a minor in journalism. She can be reached at BD670913@wcupa. edu.
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Men’s Soccer off to rocky start ByJoey Samuel Special to the Quad The West Chester University men’s soccer team continued their disappointing start to the season Saturday afternoon as they lost 2-1 to Slippery Rock. It was their third straight loss after opening the year with a 13-0 win over Lincoln University last week. West Chester’s lone goal came from junior attacking midfielder Neil Gallagher. He converted a penalty kick in the 20th minute to tie the game after Slippery Rock had gone ahead early in the match. Slippery Rock would regained their lead in the
second half when an attacking player got on the end of a cross and slotted it past Golden Rams goalkeeper Kevin Marron in the 64th minute. After doing the hard work to find a first equalizer, West Chester would need another one. They came close in the closing minutes when central defender Brett Snyder got his head on a pass from a corner kick, but it was saved by Slippery Rock’s goalkeeper and the home team held on for the 2-1 win. This loss was just the latest in a terrible stretch for the Golden Rams. They lost another PSAC game by the same scoreline of 2-1 on
Wednesday in a home game against Lock Haven. That match followed a similar pattern as the Rams gave up an early goal and put themselves in a bad position, needing to tie the game up. Just like in the Slippery Rock game, West Chester managed to equalize at 1-1 when Jake Maxwell scored his third goal of the season. But the Golden Rams were unable to hold on even for a tie, giving up a goal to Lock Haven in the second half and losing by the familiar scoreline of 2-1. The final result may have been a bit unlucky for West Chester and it did not come without a bit of controversy. The game was cut
short by three minutes and 19 seconds due to looming inclement weather at a time when the Rams appeared to be threatening with a second equalizing goal. Despite holding a 15-7 lead in shots, West Chester would suffer defeat. The string of bad results is ironic for a West Chester team that opened up its season with an emphatic 13-0 win against Lincoln in the WCU Invitational. They have since lost in successive fashion to Chestnut Hill, Lock Haven, and Slippery Rock, scoring a combined two goals across the three games. But as head coach Kendall Walkes says, that’s just the
way it is. “Therein lies the irony of soccer. You score 13 goals in one game and in the next you can’t find the net,” Walkes said, who has now held the coach position for more than twenty years. One area Walkes would like to see improvement in, interestingly enough, is an area that he can’t even control. “In games like that you need a strong official in the middle who can make the tough calls,” he said in response to some tough fouls that teams have been using to disrupt the possession-based flow that Walkes likes his teams to use. “West Chester will see that happen again.
Hopefully we can rise above it the next time around,” Walkes said. The Golden Rams will remain on the road for their next game as they take on East Stroudsburg on Wednesday night. They will then return home to face Bloomsburg in a Saturday afternoon contest. Both games are in conference and the team is already off to an 0-2 PSAC record, so they will need to get back on track or they could find themselves in a really difficult situation. Joey Samuel is a thirdyear student majoring in political science and Spanish. He can be reached at JS719745@wcupa.edu.
Women’s soccer stays undefeated By Deanna Vasso Special to the Quad After coming off a great season where their only loss was to the No. 1 seed in the playoffs, the women’s soccer team is back in action and ready for some wins. Following a two game shutout-winning streak, the Golden Rams hoped to continue their streak when they took to the home field against Lock Haven’s Lady Eagles in a cloudy afternoon match last Wednesday. Both the men and women soccer teams held matches, in what the athletic department is referring to as “Soccer Doubleheader Wednesday.” These particular matches indicated the start of The Pennsylvania State Athletic conference contests.
Due to heavy rains the Lady Rams’ match took place inside Farrell Stadium, rather than on the grass field of the South Campus Soccer Complex where the team usually plays. Despite the location change, they were ready to play another good game of soccer. Since the season started, the Golden Rams have been playing an equal level of offense and defense. Last Wednesday’s game embodied this by the offensive play affecting the success of the defense. The first half began with the Golden Rams fighting for an early lead with a shot on goal that ultimately went wide by midfielder Maddie Mitchell. This shot was followed by another attempt seven minutes later by forward/midfielder Marie D’Angelo that was saved by Eagles’
keeper Hayley Zinn. The unsuccessful shot was followed by a corner kick by midfielder Rachel Miller seconds later. The Golden Rams continued to attempt many shots and corner kicks on Eagles’ defense througout the first half. The Golden Rams’ defense was adamant about keeping the ball possession away from the Eagles by keeping the ball in the Eagles’ goal area in hopes to lead the match. By half time, the score remained a scoreless draw with West Chester beating out Lock Haven in shots on goal (7-1) and corner kicks (5-1). Lock Haven’s defense, however, was shutting down any shots on goal and they led the game in saves at 4-1. The start of the second half seemed to mimic the first, as the Golden Rams began the half with an aggressive offensive series
of shooting at the net. This technique paid off in the 52nd minute when forward Melissa McKeary scored the first goal of the game, which was assisted by midfielder Jen Hutchinson. Hutchinson sent a 40 yard pass to McKeary, allowing her to take on goalkeeper Zinn by herself. The goal gained a lead for the home team, making the score 1-0, West Chester. “Throughout the first and second half the entire team worked really hard to create opportunities,” McKeary said. “And it felt great being able to capitalize on a through ball that Jen Hutchinson fed me.” The remaining time in the match consisted of a struggle between the two teams, which resulted in a lot of substitutions on the field and a handful of fouls. The action really started to pick back up
again in th 76th minute when the Golden Rams began to onslaught the Eagles’ defense with more shots and corner kicks. The Eagles defense was just as strong, acting as a wall against the Golden Rams’ aggressive offense by knocking out balls, resulting in keeper Zinn making eleven total saves by the end of the match. The Golden Rams’ offense was responsible for most of the play in the match by scoring the lone goal of the game. If it was not for the aggressive offense trying to keep the ball in the Eagles’ goal area, there might have been some goals scored by the visiting team. The defense and offense were able to work in sync in this game. The Golden Rams’ keeper Shannon Fedyk recorded four saves in the game, indicating that the team is strong on both
sides of the field. Mckeary’s goal led the Golden Rams to their third consecutive shutout win this season. The team is now currently undefeated (3-0) early in the season, and it does not look like anything is stopping them. The West Chester team is also picked as favorite for the PSCA championships this year according to a pre-season coaches poll. If the first three matches are any indication of what the season has in store for them, it there is a good chance that the Golden Rams will be back fighting for their stolen championship title. Deanna Vasso is a fourthyear student majoring in English with a minor in creative writing. She can be reached at DV670502@ wcupa.edu.
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By Amy Festa Practicum Writer
The West Chester University volleyball team started off their season with two back- toback tournaments. They traveled to Millersville University for Labor Day weekend to participate in the Marauder Clash, and this past weekend they hosted Ram Fest in
Hollinger Field House. These two tournaments give the Golden Rams a chance to play together before they begin conference play on Sept. 16 when they take on California (Pa.). West Chester finished the Millersville Tournament with a 3-2 record. They won both matches against Holy Family as well as a match
against Bowie St. Their two losses came against Slippery Rock and Shepherd. The volleyball team experienced a lot of success last season with a trip to the playoffs as the No. 4 seed. Last season also saw the departure of the Rams’ key senior who heavily contributed to West Chester’s success;
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middle hitter Michelle Powers. Powers had a career high of 358 kills last season, which averaged out to over three kills per set. H o w e v e r, We s t Chester still has some of their top players from last year to continue their success this year. Among them are Lexi Kegerise, Julie Boblits, Kelly Martin and Helen Fitzpatrick. Senior libero Lisa Campbell will also be an essential part of the lineup. West Chester will rely on the performance of these veterans as well as their newcomers to reelevate them to their expected level of success. But the players are only part of the equation to West Chester’s winning combination. Head coach Kassie Bellaver returns to the sidelines for her sixth season with the Golden Rams. Her past two seasons were some of the most successful in the history of the program and she expects nothing less from her girls this season, regardless of who they lost from their lineup. “ Ye s , Michelle [Powers] was an impact player, but we are expecting our outside hitters, Boblits and Kegerise, to step up and they have thus far,” Bellaver said. “Both of them are considered the go-to girl when they are in the front row. Cara Reese and Martin have done a great job in the middle. Our defense is strong-led by Campbell. Fitzpatrick is another strong senior who leads by example with her leadership and hustle on the court.” The Rams got the ball
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rolling on their 2011 campaign. In their season opening match against Holy Family, Fitzpatrick recorded 44 assists which set up Boblits for 14 kills. Kegerise added another 13 kills and two solo blocks. Reese, who is starting her freshman season, made her presence on the squad known with four kills and six blocks. Campbell contributed 32 digs and four aces as the Golden Rams captured their season opening win. West Chester went the full five sets with Holy Family. They went down two sets to none early (22-25, 25-27), but rallied back to grab the win by winning three consecutive sets, 25-21, 25-20, 15-12. On the first day of Ram Fest this past weekend, West Chester split their matches, beating Chestnut Hill in their morning match, but losing to C.W. Post later in the afternoon. Although they lost their match against C.W. Post 0-3, all three sets were close (25-19, 26-24, 27-25). West Chester went up two sets to none against Chestnut Hill before dropping a close third set 24-26. The Rams came back in the fourth set to take the match 25-21, 25-15, 24-26, 25-17. Boblits had her best match of the year so far with 19 kills. Kegerise added another 15. Fitzpatrick had 25 assists for the Rams and Mary Faust added another 16. In their disappointing loss to C.W. Post, Boblits added another ten kills for the Rams. The Rams sailed through their second day
of the tournament by not dropping a single set. They beat Lincoln and Philadelphia University 3-0 in both matches. In their Saturday morning match against Lincoln, West Chester received nine aces from Dana Markol and 20 assists from Helen Fitzpatrick. The Rams took the match 25-7, 25-14, 25-8. West Chester met up against Philadelphia University for their last match of Ram Fest on Saturday afternoon inside Hollinger Field House. Kegerise had ten kills for the Rams while Reese added another nine. The Rams took the match 25-22, 25-15, 25-17. Kegerise leads the team in kills with 77. Boblits is close behind her, with 75. West Chester finished their home tournament with a 3-1 record. This brings their season record to 6-3. The win against Lincoln was an extra piece of positive momentum that the Rams needed going into their next match. They will rematch Lincoln on Tuesday when they travel for their first of five consecutive away games. West Chester hits the road for their first four conference games before coming home to go headto-head with Holy Family for the third time this year on Sept. 20. Their first home conference match is against Shippensburg on Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. Amy Festa is a fifth-year student majoring in English with a minor in journalism. She can be reached at AF649219@wcupa.edu.
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Ram’s hopes of upset crushed by Delaware By A.J. Krakower Special to the Quad The Golden Rams headed to Delaware Saturday night trying to bounce back from a heart breaking OT loss in New Haven, 35-32 Connecticut last week in a non- league match up. Kicker Shawn Leo set a school record kicking the ball through the uprights four times in a game. This weekend they played a University of Delaware program that has produced quarterbacks like Joe Flacco and Pat Devlin in the past few years.
The Golden Rams came to play this Saturday but shad a rocky start with quarterback Sean McCartney throwing a 34-yard interception that was returned for a touchdown during the first quarter. Striking again quickly, the Blue Hen’s talented running back, Andrew Pierce (who rushed for 123 yards on 25 touches with two touchdowns), ran for a seven yard touchdown putting Delaware up 14-0. On their very next offensive possession, the Rams took another step backwards by fumbling the
ball on their own 28-yard line which led to an easy 28-yard Blue Hen touchdown from Tim Donnelly to Mark Schenauer. The first quarter ended and so did the miscues for the Golden Rams. In the second quarter, the Rams finally answered back when sophomore sensation Rondell White ran in from two yards out and ended the shut-out streak of nine quarters that Delaware previously held. The touchdown was set up by a 64-yard pass to LaRonn Lee which led to White’s goal line touchdown. As the second quarter wrapped up, the Rams were
down 21-10 and looking poised to make a come back. Going into the fourth quarter with the score remaining 21-10, Matt Carroll hit Lee with a 14-yard pass with 10:56 remaining, making many Delaware fans worried that a major upset was about to take place in their house. Their worries would soon be settled when runningback Pierce put the game in his hands and 46 seconds later broke away for a 44-yard TD run to put the game away for Delaware and avoid the major upset in Delaware Saturday night. As the last seconds ticked off
the clock the game ended 28-17. A few highlights of the game were White gaining 152 all-purpose yards for the Golden Rams, Matt Carroll throwing for 116 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions, and not to mention the big game LaRonn Lee had at wide out with five receptions for 111 yards and a touchdown. Even though the Rams lost another tough one this week, they can not take away the satisfaction of playing well against a real tough program and not just laying down for the Blue Hens to run over them.
Next week Coach Zwaan’s Rams will host Slippery Rock, who are 2-0 to open up their PSAC schedule. Slippery Rock has started the season strong coming off a strong outing against Cheyney University shutting them out 54-0. This game will be a test for the Golden Rams to see where they will stand in the PSAC this season and prepare them for East Stroudsburg the following week. AJ Krakower is a fourth-year student majoring in professional studies with minors in health and geography. He can be reached at at AK678528@wcupa.edu.
Cross country places eighth and fourth By Alex Einhorn Special to the Quad The West Chester men’s cross country team opened their season on Friday, Sept. 2, at the Lehigh Invitational in Bethlehem, PA. The field was made up of mostly Division I schools. This, however, did not stop the Golden Rams from pulling their weight. West Chester finished eighth overall and was led by freshman Zack Musselman, who finished 38th overall with a time of 19:49:00. Head coach Andrew Huber seemed very enthusiastic about the freshman’s performance. “He is going above and beyond my expectations; he is a very hard worker,” Huber said. The team seems to be in need for some young leadership this season. They are the definition of a young squad, being made of up four juniors,
three sophomores, and four freshmen. That’s right: no seniors. “We know we’re a young team, but that doesn’t stop us. We’d like to improve by two spots in the standings from last year,” Huber said. As far as the rest of the team’s results on Friday: Sean Sebeck finished 49th in 20:06.7 while Curran Kneebone was 53rd in 20:08.4. Chris Bucci covered the course in 20:26.5 to place 61st overall, and Jake Perry was 66th in 20:37.4. Jack Barnett put up a time of 20:46.1 to place 71st, and Adam Farence was 92nd in 22:10.8. The women’s team was also in action Friday in Bethlehem. The Rams finished fourth out of nine schools and also had the overall individual winner. West Chester’s Kristina Koutsouros led everyone on Friday finishing in first place with a time of 21:44:00. This was the
fastest time in the history of WCU women runners at the Goodman course at Lehigh University. “She’s had some rough spots with injuries in the past,” Huber said about his junior runner. “She is well ahead of where she left off last season.” Koutsouros hard work is surely not going unnoticed. She received two awards over the Labor Day weekend. She was named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference women’s cross country athlete of the week along with being named the female athlete of the week by the West Chester Athletic Department. Koutsouros was followed by senior transfer student Cathleen Casey who finished third overall with a time of 22:35:00. This was her first race as a Golden Ram after transferring from St. Joe’s in Philadelphia.
The rest of the West Chester field was made up of Cayla Rimkis, who was the third Golden Rams runner to cross the line. She placed 43rd overall with a time of 24:43.8 in her first collegiate race. Nicole Del Grosso was 45th in 24:52.7, and Julie Clappsy was 46th in 24:55.0. Brittany Boyer placed 57th with a time of 25:29.1 and Hilary Rights was 61st in 25:43.1. Breezy Sweeney was 66th in 25:52.2, Trish Evans was 68th in 26:01.3 and Lindsay Reindl was 75th in 26:59. Both men’s and women’s cross country will be in action again Sept. 17 when they compete in the Kutztown Invitational. The full schedule can be found on the West Chester athletic website (wcupagoldenrams.com). Alex Einhorn can be reached at AE744379@ wcupa.edu.
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PAGE 20 Cliff Lee became the first N.L. pitcher since Tim Belcher in 1989 to throw six shut-outs in one season. He is locked in a race with teammate Roy Halladay and Dodger lefty Clayton Kershaw for the N.L. Cy Young award.
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