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SGA executives selected for next year BRIAN ASHER STAFF WRITER

After two days of voting, students at Southeast Missouri State University elected new Student Government Association executives for the 2013-14 school year. Benny Dorris will be the new president of SGA and Nick Maddock was elected treasurer. Greg Felock retained his position as vice president. Results were announced on Friday in front of Kent Library. “It’s a very humbling thing to know that I’ll be serving the students for an entire year and that they really trusted what I wanted to do in office,” Dorris said. Felock, who will be vice president for the third consecutive year, shared in the new president’s sentiments. “I feel really lucky to be in this position again,” Felock said. “It was kind of unusual to have a sophomore run for this type of position and get it, and I was really, really blessed that year. I just truly feel honored that the population of students really trusted me with this position for the past, I mean, it’s going to be three years, and I really just can’t thank all of them enough.” Maddock was at a conference in Ohio while the results were being announced and said he had butterflies in his stomach about 20 minutes before he would know whether or not he would be the next SGA treasurer. “I was sitting there waiting for a text

message to come from a friend or somebody or a Facebook status or something announcing who won,” Maddock said. Eventually, Maddock received the news he was hoping for when a friend sent him a text message. “I probably looked like an idiot in the middle of the courtyard, jumping up and down, everybody looking at me like, ‘What are you doing?’,” Maddock said.

“It’s a very humbling thing to know that I’ll be serving the students for an entire year and that they really trusted what I wanted to do in office.” Benny Dorris Dorris and Felock ran on the same ticket and campaigned together. Somewhat surprisingly, Maddock, who was running on his own, overcame the candidate for treasurer who was attached to Dorris and Felock’s campaign, Jami Conley. None of the winners think this will be an impediment to their upcoming terms in office. “Nick and I have worked together in the past on different things and he’s been on senate,” Dorris said. “I know that he’s a very competent individual.”

Newly elected Student Government Association senators College of Liberal Arts Chelsea Edwards Hayley Bohnert Tyler Sayer Parker Butler Andrew Bauman

College of Business Megan Stackle Malli Tahghighi Kelsey Orf Matt Studie Jeremiah Hathorn

School of Visual and Performing Arts Amanda Marsh Perri Nicole Edwards Victoria Siddell

College of Education Craig Robinson Stacy O’keefe Cole Criddle Roni Steger

Felock said it was “sad” that Conley did not win, but he expressed optimism in his and Dorris’ ability to work with Maddock as the next treasurer. “Instead of having our entire plan already in line and just kind of jumping right into it, we’ll have to talk to Nick a little bit more,” Felock said. “Just from listening to him campaign, he has a lot of similar ideas to us, at least with the funding, so hopefully it will be a smooth process, won’t be too much of a change. I think it will definitely be fine.” Maddock said he will work great with Dorris and Felock because of his familiarity with them. “I’m already on exec board at Lambda Chi Alpha with both of them. So I’ve worked with them for three years at Lambda Chi Alpha,” Maddock said. “And plus we’re literally next door neighbors. They live in the room directly next to mine at the Lambda Chi Alpha house.” All three of the newly elected students said that, despite not running on the same ticket, Maddock’s campaign messages were compatible with Dorris and Felock. “A lot of [Maddock’s] goals are in line with what we want to do, and we’re going to work together to make it a great year,” Dorris said. Dorris received 811 votes out of the 1,148 cast for president, Felock obtained 927 votes out of the 1,135 cast for vice president and 662 of 1,230 votes cast for treasurer went to Maddock.

College of Science, Technology and Agriculture Jami Conley Hawpe Gamage Tharaka Lee Kohler Rajitha Dissanayake Mary McKee

College of Health and Human Services Amy McEvoy Lacey York Austin D. Cordell Ryan Rhodes

BRIEFS Educate Instructor is a nurse practitioner, travels, teaches and is earning her doctorate Southeast Missouri State University instructor Michelle Tanz is a busy woman. She teaches full time, is a nurse practitioner, is getting her doctorate and does mission work. Despite her busy schedule she still finds time to have fun and relax with her husband. In 2012, she went to Kenya, where her group treated over 1,500 patients. Things were very different in Kenya from how they are in the United States, Tanz said. They didn’t have electricity and the working conditions weren’t ideal. “The huts we worked out of were made of mud and sticks,” Tanz said. Read more about Tanz, including her experiences as missionary, in a complete story at

Speaker History department will bring in Southeast alumnus for its annual lecture on Thursday The Department of History at Southeast Missouri State University will sponsor the annual Harold Holmes Dugger Lecture. The speaker will be Dr. Earl J. Hess from Lincoln Memorial University, who is a Civil War expert, according to a university press release. Hess is a Southeast alumnus. The topic will be “The Civil War in the West-Why It Mattered.” He will speak at 8 p.m. Thursday in the University Center Ballroom. The lecture is free and open to students, staff, faculty and the public.

Musician SAC to bring singer Steve Means to campus to perform Thursday at Rose Theatre Student Activities Council will host Steve Means, a singer and songwriter. He will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday in Rose Theatre. He is 22 and from Cincinnati, Ohio. Students can find him on Twitter @SteveMeans. The event is free and open to Southeast students, staff and faculty.

Vote Student Activities Council holds campuswide elections for officers for next year Student Activities Council elections for the 2013-14 school year took place on April 4 and 5. Anna Kauffmann was elected SAC president with a total of 827 votes. Kynli Smith received 231 votes. Angela Jacobs was elected SAC vice president with 633 votes. Tyler Rosemann had 422 votes. Timothy Rosemann had no opposition and was elected SAC Administrative Assistant with 1,007 votes.

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There will be a tailgate before the Redhawks’ baseball game at 2 p.m. Saturday against Austin Peay at Capaha Field. Free food and drinks will be provided.+​


BRIEFS Baseball Redhawks win final two games of the weekend The Southeast Missouri State University baseball team won two games in a three-game series against Ohio Valley Conference opponent SIU Edwardsville. The Redhawks lost 4-0 on Friday but won 8-4 and 13-11 on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Southeast trailed 7-1 after two innings on Sunday. The Redhawks held one-run leads in both the sixth and seventh innings, but gave up homeruns to tie both times. Southeast took the lead for good in the eighth inning on a two-run home run by Matt Tellor. Southeast improved to 17-16 and 9-6 in OVC play. The Redhawks host OVC opponent Austin Peay in a three-game series this weekend. The teams play at 5 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at Capaha Field.

Gymnastics Vanderpool’s season ends at regionals Southeast Missouri State University gymnast Taryn Vanderpool finished 12th in the all-around at the NCAA Gymnastics Regional on Saturday in Norman, Okla. Vanderpool finished with a score of 38.775 in the competition, which was not enough to earn a spot at nationals.

Track and Field Redhawks host Joey Haines Invitational The Southeast Missouri State University track and field teams hosted its lone home meet of the outdoor season on Friday and Saturday at the Abe Stuber Track and Field Complex. The women’s team had four event winners, including senior Jerika Lewis, who broke her own school record in the 200-meter with a time of 23.91 seconds. She also won the 100 with a career-best time of 11.84. Jill Schnurbusch won the pole vault, Maria Stowbridge won the 3,000 steeplechase and Rebekah Lawson won the 5,000. The only event-winner on the men’s team was Reggie Miller. He won the high jump, tying his season-high with a jump of 6 feet, 8 inches. Blake Carter finished second in the long jump, Kevin Farley finished second in the shot put and Kameron Long was second in the 800. The Redhawks will compete in the Sea Ray Relays on Friday and Saturday in Knoxville, Tenn.

Softball Redhawks record four losses over the weekend The Southeast Missouri State University softball team lost all four of its games over the weekend. The Redhawks lost 4-2 and 13-5 in their doubleheader on Saturday against Ohio Valley Conference opponent Jacksonville State and lost 9-1 and 4-0 in a doubleheader Sunday against OVC opponent Tennessee Tech. Southeast fell behind early in its 4-0 loss on Sunday. The Eagles scored one run in the first and three in the second. The Redhawks had only three hits in the game. The Redhawks fall to 11-23 and 3-9 in the OVC. Southeast faces OVC opponent Eastern Illinois in a threegame series this weekend. The teams have a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday and a game on Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Southeast Softball Complex.

Tennis Redhawks remain winless in conference The Southeast Missouri State University tennis team snapped its six-match losing streak with a 5-2 win over Brescia College before losing to Ohio Valley Conference opponents Eastern Kentucky and Morehead State on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. The Redhawks lost 7-0 to both Eastern Kentucky and Morehead State and fell to 3-10 and 0-8 in the OVC. Southeast hosts OVC opponent Tennessee Tech at 2 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday at the Redhawks Tennis Complex.

John Logan Zink and Kaitlin Zink Submitted photo

The Zinks balance sports, school and marriage KARLEE LURSEN ARROW REPORTER

Despite living in towns only 35 miles apart John Logan Zink did not meet his future wife Kaitlin Zink until they both attended Olney Central College, a junior college in Olney, Ill. “She lived in Newton, which is 35 miles from where I grew up in Lewis,” John Logan said. “In high school we didn’t know each other or anything, but I saw her play basketball a couple times, and she probably saw me play baseball a few times because our teams played in the same tournament.” Now, as a married couple, the Zinks balance school and sports along with their relationship. John Logan is a junior second baseman for the Southeast Missouri State University baseball team while Kaitlin is a senior shortstop for the Southeast softball team. “We met at Olney Central College where I was playing baseball and she was playing softball,” John Logan said. “We lived in adjoining apartments at junior college, so that is where we met.” “They came over to hang out with me every day because I’d go there to hangout in between class and practice,” Kaitlin said. “So they would see me there, and that’s pretty much how it started.” The two faced their first challenge in their relationship when Kaitlin was offered a scholarship to Southeast just

a few months after they started dating in the spring of 2010. John Logan remained at Olney for another year. “It was right around that time that [Southeast softball] coach [Lana] Richmond had called me and had wanted to give me a scholarship here, and I didn’t know if I wanted to do it or not,” Kaitlin said. “He was the one that convinced me to do it and come here. We spent the summer together, and once we did long distance it was tough. We had Skype, but with him being in baseball and me being in softball it never really worked out to see each other, especially in the spring.” After redshirting his freshman year and only playing one of his two years of eligibility at Olney, John Logan made the decision to come to Southeast in the spring of 2011. “I didn’t want to be stuck there taking classes that didn’t matter, and I wanted to go closer to where Kaitlin was,” John Logan said. “I decided that I was going to go to Southeast no matter what and try and walk on to the baseball team here.” On July 11, 2011, John Logan Zink made a decision that would change their lives forever when he proposed to Kaitlin Zink at his family farm. “We went and got ice cream, which was my favorite thing to do that summer, and we took it down to the farm,” Kaitlin said. “His grandpa has a runway because he has a plane, so we drove down to the end of it and went on a walk. We were walking and it looked like it was about to storm, so I

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want to go. He kept saying, ‘hold on’ and kept saying cute things to me. He then said, ‘Hold on, I need to tie my shoe,’ — his shoe was actually untied because I made sure to look — and he got down and I looked up because it was lightning and he was on his knee with the ring box. “I originally thought he was just pulling my leg because I have my own ring box for one of my other rings and he always messes around, so I was thinking, you know, he is just messing with me. He opens it up and my ring was in there so he asked me and then we walked back to the car right as it started to storm.” The two got married on July 8. They have faced challenges this year being in school and sports. They find it difficult to have the energy to do anything, and seeing each other play is a rarity. “God is the center of our relationship, that is our number one thing,” Kaitlin said. “We don’t really get worked up about anything really because nothing is really that big of a deal for us.” “Both of us know that our number one relationship is Jesus and we both put him in our lives, then every other relationship you have is centered off of that,” John Logan said. “Especially with the one with the person you love the most, it is going to be good and you won’t fight about the small things because you want to do what is best for the other person.”


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The Boxing Club at Southeast is the only college boxing club in eastern Missouri. Read about the club at sports.+​


Capaha Field is home to multiple teams SPENCER MICHELSON STAFF WRITER

Southeast Missouri State University students know Capaha Field as the home of Southeast’s baseball team. It’s a place to go to spend a lazy afternoon and get a good baseball fix for free. However, when the Southeast baseball season comes to a close and many students go back to their hometowns for the summer, the field stays behind. From late May to the end of July, the field is home to American Legion baseball and the Capahas. American Legion baseball teams are made up of local high school athletes. It has teams throughout the United States. The Capahas are a historic amateur baseball team that has been in existence since 1894. The players don’t get paid. The team’s coach, Jess Bolen, has been coaching since 1967. The field was even home to the St. Louis Browns, now the Baltimore Orioles, for spring training in 1943 and 1944 due to travel restrictions during World War II. The stands behind home plate provide a nice view of the field for fans to watch the game, while the scoreboard in left field makes the game easy to follow. Thanks to Bolen, his wife, Mary, and founding members of the Capaha Field Improvement Committee, which was formed in 1988, fans are able to enjoy baseball at the field today. “The reason why I formed the

committee is that the ballpark was in such bad shape,” Jess Bolen said. “The baseball field was — they had no grass infield, had no outfield fence, permanent [fence], press box was as big as my fireplace — it wasn’t up to snuff.” The field was in almost non-playable condition. “The college team played there, SEMO baseball didn’t even start until 1958 or something like that,” Jess Bolen said. “We [the Capahas] played out there and the fences were really short, and they’d take them out for the fair.” In a doubleheader against a team from Waterloo, Ill., the Capahas and their opponent hit for a combined 16 home runs. “Every time you gave up a pop fly it was a home run,” Jess Bolen said. “One year we played 60 games and 47 were on the road. That’s how bad I hated the field.” Jess Bolen asked Jon “Doc” Yallaly, an American Legion coach, Jay Crosnoe, a local business owner, and Jim Grebing, an editor of a newspaper, to start up the Capaha Field Improvement Committee. With the approval of the city council, the committee was created. The committee would have to get its plans approved by the city council and then go to the City Planning Committee to make sure the plans met safety regulations. “The city wouldn’t donate money, but we got labor,” Jess Bolen said. “When we put new seats in and closed it in, the city would do the labor, we would furnish the material. So, we kind of formed

a partnership with them.” Once Bolen and the committee started making improvements to the field, they’d find something else wrong with it. “So we said the first thing we need to do is put grass in the infield and move the fences back and put in permanent fencing,” Jess Bolen said. “So that’s what we did. We moved the lights back and that cost $25,000 to do that. We put in a chained link fence and closed it in and that’s how it got started.” Mary Bolen was a member of the committee for 15 years. “We fixed the batting cages,” Mary Bolen said. “There hadn’t been a batting cage, we built all that. We built the new dugouts that went up. The netting in front of the bleachers, there where it’s a soft net now, that use to be wire.” The City of Cape Girardeau took back full control of the field in July 2012. Southeast rents the field during the season. Thanks to the committee, the field is in playing condition. The actual age of the field is unknown, but it’s believed to have been created in the late 1920s or early 1930s, according to Mary Bolen. That is when the Capahas used the field for home games. “The location in most ballparks is no better,” Jess Bolen said. “That’s a beautiful location for a baseball field. You’ve got that pond out there. Kids can fish there. You’ve got picnic areas and everything. I don’t know how it can be a better setting.”

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Southeast students dance in the final performance of the 2012 Spring into Dance showcase. Southeast Missourian photo

Spring into Dance program to show student choreography and dance ASHLEY BENNETT STAFF WRITER

Spring into Dance is a yearly showcase that displays the work of students, faculty and guest artists. Professor of dance Dr. Marc Strauss has helped coordinate Spring into Dance for many years and has choreographed two pieces for this year’s showcase. The two pieces that Strauss has choreographed are “Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo� and “Police Dog Blues.�

“I love the rehearsal process more and more each year to see how the students respond to new ideas, movement concepts, choreography and the performance elements. It’s always great to see what happens come concert time.â€? Marc Strauss “The first piece is with 13 dancers, a live tenor vocalist, Dr. Chris Goeke, who is the chair of the Department of Music and a live pianist, Dr. Jennifer Judd, associate professor of Music at East Central College,â€? Strauss said in an email. “It’s based on a musical composition by famed British composer Benjamin Britten, written in 1940 for tenor and piano, and is all in Italian. The words loosely translate into love sonnets about the universal challenges of relationships, transcendent love, ecstasy and passion. “It will open Act II with a grand piano coming up from the pit onto the stage and Chris Goeke stationary for times and also moving around and among the dancers at times. ‘Police Dog Blues’ is a jazzy and bluesy solo for one dancer, Zak McMahon, to music by Hugh Laurie, the actor who played House in the TV show of the same name, but who also plays piano and sings quite well. It’s the A Partnership with Southeast Missouri State University and Rust Communications • To advertise, call 573-388-2741

story of a man who travels from town to town looking for love and life in all the wrong places, down on his luck.� Spring into Dance is the end of the year performance for the spring semester. The last showcase was Fall into Dance, which was for the end of the fall semester. Strauss said that there is not really a difference between the two showcases. Both showcase faculty, student and guest artist choreography and student performance in a variety of dance styles such as contemporary ballet, modern/contemporary, jazz, tap, blues and many others. “One of the great things about each concert is watching the students evolve as both performers and choreographers alongside practicing professional artists-faculty,� Strauss said. There will be nine performances presented each night from April 18-21. The shows from April 18-20 begin at 7:30 p.m. while the April 21 show starts at 2 p.m. Many professors in the dance department have choreographed dances. Professors Hilary Peterson and Philip Edgecombe have each choreographed two pieces. “I love the rehearsal process more and more each year to see how the students respond to new ideas, movement concepts, choreography and the performance elements,� Strauss said. “It’s always great to see what happens come concert time.� Strauss described the audition process for Spring into Dance as being a dynamic, rich and intense process that really pushes the students to bring their best work to fruition. “We have faculty auditions for Spring into Dance the previous November, and the students have their own auditions for their pieces early each semester and then have five to six weeks with faculty mentors visiting periodically with feedback to bring their works to at least two-thirds completion when they audition them for the faculty to get into the main stage Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall,� Strauss said. All ages can attend the showcase, and tickets to the event are $16. Students can purchase tickets for $3 at the River Campus box office with a Southeast ID.


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The Jackson, Mo., theatre company is hosting open auditions for the upcoming production of Romeo and Juliet at Fruitland Community Church at 3 p.m. on April 20.+​



Two Southeast students create clothing line ASHLEY BENNETT STAFF WRITER

Ma’De Life, which is pronounced mah-day, is a fashion line designed by Southeast Missouri State University students and cousins Maniak Webber and De’Santis Cross. The name Ma’De comes from the first two letters of both the designers’ names. Ma’De Life designs are for both men and women. From the beginning of the process, both designers have been hands on in the building of their business. “As soon as we said we wanted to make this official, we started making designs, seeing what we needed to do, seeing how to get our business license, what’s the best company to make the shirts with the quality that we want,” Cross said. The process for the line started at the beginning of last year, and the first products were sold in January. Both Webber and Cross have been immersed in fashion from a young age. “We both are very big in fashion, and his mother [Webber’s], she worked with different fashion companies and she is very big in fashion. Her and my mother always dressed the part, so we were always big with fashion,” Cross said. “Mainly we saw a lot of big name companies like Nike, Converse and Adidas. We see people buying and wearing

their product and we just felt like why buy their things when we can design and wear our own clothing and become our own boss.” The actual clothing designs come from a few sources. Webber draws a lot of the designs himself, and they also have help from someone else to come up with new designs for their clothing. The duo uses a website to customize the designs, and as of right now only shirts are being sold.

“You’re trying to maintain your grades, which is first priority because that’s your main reason of being in school, but at the same time you want your dreams to succeed.” De’Santis Cross Tyler Price, a friend of Webber and Cross, is a designer who is helping Ma’De Life create a logo for the company. Cross said that the feedback has been excellent since they began to sell their shirts. Their first designs sold out in two weeks. Cross said

that people liked the designs and liked the ideas they came up with. Each shirt that the duo comes out with represents a different lifestyle they want to portray. “Music life” was the first of the lifestyles sold. The music life design has a diamond with a trail of music notes down to a radio on the shirt. They want people to be able to express themselves by what they wear. Along with Ma’De Life, Webber and Cross are also a part of another organization named Hearts and Beats, which showcases individuals with different talents. Hearts and Beats integrates music, dancing, poetry, drawing and fashion. “Moving forward I see my company as a conglomerate — we are combined with Hearts and Beats, and, from the members of Hearts and Beats and us added to it, I see us as a big international company that are doing multiple things, promoting ourselves and doing major things internationally,” Cross said. Cross hopes that one day the company’s items are sold in stores across the world like Macy’s or JC Penney’s. Webber and Cross even want to have their own store in the future. They know, however, that things like this take time, and they have to take it one step at a time. “In order to reach our dream, we have to go through our nightmare,” Cross said. Starting up a new business while

De’Santis Cross wears a Ma’De Life design in a photo posted on his Instagram page. Submitted photo also being a full-time student can prove to be challenging and time-consuming. “It’s a lot of work,” Cross said. “You’re trying to maintain your grades, which is first priority because that’s your main reason of being in school, but at the same time you want your dreams to succeed. Everything is time management and balancing yourself.” As of now the clothing is being sold in Cape Girardeau and in St. Louis, but there are hopes to take Ma’De Life into areas like Atlanta,

Chicago and Memphis. The designers do not currently have a website, but promotion of Ma’De Life is done by word of mouth or by Webber and Cross’ Instagram accounts. Cross’ Instagram page is @santezesse and Webber’s Instagram page is @ma_delife. That is where they suggest that customers go if they want to see their products. If people want to order something they can call or text 314-598-6357. The clothing is priced from $30 to $35 depending on if the item is shipped or not.

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Members of Alpha Chi Omega will collect letters to send to soldiers for Memorial Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 10 and 11 in the University Center.+​


Southeast’s Colleges Against Cancer holds first Relay for Life ERIN NEIER EDITOR

Mary McKee had leukemia when she was 10 years old. Now, she’s helping give back and put on the first Southeast Missouri State University Relay for Life as the survivorship chair for Colleges Against Cancer at Southeast. “It’s made me cherish life more. Some people are just kind of happy-go-lucky with it, and I see it as more of it gives me a reason to do something since I had it,” McKee said. “I think it’s important to give back to the people that helped me while I had cancer, with fundraising and stuff, because it is expensive and it’s hard to go through certain things and certain treatments, so I think it’s important to always give back and help others.” Relay for Life will start at 6 p.m. Friday at the intramural softball fields at the corner of Bertling and Sprigg Street and last until 6 a.m. Saturday. Southeast’s CAC president Jenny Boring said members of the organization have been planning the relay since last spring because they only had a “Grab Your Balls” dodgeball tournament last year. Boring said this event is similar to the Cape Girardeau County Relay for Life, except that this one is more focused on college students, although participants do not have to be students to sign up. CAC members originally thought they were going to have to compete against the county’s event for teams since they were both scheduled in April, but that event was moved to June 14. The theme for the the CAC relay is “Through the Decades” and teams will choose their decade and decorate

accordingly. There will be different activities each hour. “Some of our things we’re doing is called Mr. Relay and you get a guy and they dress up as a girl, they raise money — they walk around and get money — they have a stage name, they perform, they get questions asked, so that’s the fun thing we do for the guys,” Boring said. The relay will also have Zumba, a few bands, a DJ and will have games like “salty whistle” where participants eat a saltine cracker and have to see who can whistle the fastest. “I’m just excited to see how everybody handles it,” McKee said. “Because some people have never done it before, so their first experience is always kind of interesting to see how they’ll react, and I think it will be good to get the whole campus involved and just come together.” There are currently 16 teams signed up and 114 participants. Some student organizations that have teams are the Student Activities Council, TWLOHA, the psychology club and the social work club. Although the deadline to sign up and receive a shirt was March 19, anyone can register until the night of the event at CAC was given a goal by the American Cancer Society to have 10 teams and raise $15,000. The group wants to raise at least $15,000, but wants to increase the goal for the number of teams to 20. Boring has participated in other relays, but her “big push” to make the event successful this year is a 12-year-old boy who recently died. She had played softball with his sister

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for six or seven years and saw him frequently at practices and games. “I am very personal about it this year because I lost someone a month ago,” Boring said. “He was 12 and he had brain and spinal cancer, so my main reason for doing it this year is for him. My aunt’s had it, my grandma’s had it, so I’ve just had plenty of people who have had it and that’s just pushed my drive to find a cure.” McKee wants to use this event as a “stepping stone” to see what the strong and weak points of the event are and improve upon

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them. CAC has meetings at 7 p.m. on Mondays in the University Center Indian Room that anyone can attend. For more information about Relay for Life or Colleges Against Cancer, email Boring at “Our goal next year is to every two months have an event for whatever cancer is that month,” Boring said about raising awareness for different types of cancer during nationally designated months. “So we would need help running those and having them go off.”


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5K run, 1 mile walk will help raise money for local health center JEN GRADL ARROW REPORTER

Forty-five seconds. That’s about the length of two television commercials. Every 45 seconds somebody is sexually assaulted somewhere in the United States. Every 45 seconds someone’s life may change forever. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and some Southeast Missouri State University faculty and students are determined to spread the word. Southeast will host the first Shine Light on Sexual Assault 5K run/1 mile walk on April 18. Check-in starts at 6 p.m. at the Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, where there will be snacks to eat and Rowdy to take pictures with. Speakers will jumpstart the event by informing the participants about sexual assault and then the run/ walk will begin at 7:30 p.m. The event is glowin-the-dark themed and everyone is encouraged to wear reflective and neon gear. The run starts at the Innovation Center and includes two laps around Capaha Park. All of the proceeds will go to the Beacon Health Center, which provides counseling, forensic interviews and medical exams for those who are sexually assaulted. Millicent Odhiambo, project coordinator for the Violence Information, Counseling, Treatment, Outreach, Rights and You Program at Southeast said that from last July to now, eight sexual assault cases have been reported at Southeast, but that does not account for those that are not reported. About 75 percent of people on college campuses never report the incident. That means for every one

reported, five are not. “They feel shame, guilt and fear that they won’t be believed,” Odhiambo said. Through the VICTORY Program on campus, the faculty and staff give presentations to students in order to promote sexual assault awareness and what to do if it happens as well as providing victim support and accompanying victims in court if they decide to press charges. Odhiambo advises anyone who is sexually assaulted to not change clothes, brush their teeth or change anything about their appearance, which destroys evidence that can be vital in an assault case. Instead, she advises victims to go to the hospital immediately to get a medical exam. She said seeking counseling is a must in order to help deal with reality and overcome the trauma that victims face. Amber Brewer, a Southeast graduate student and co-coordinator of the Shine Light on Sexual Assault walk/run, said a big misconception is that “it won’t happen to me.” She said it’s important for students to know about the resources available to them and she hopes that this walk promotes that. An estimated one in three women and one in eight men will experience sexual assault or attempted sexual assault and it’s estimated that 50 to 90 percent of cases are never reported. For any Southeast student who experiences sexual assault, he or she can report his or her incident to the Department of Public Safety, the VICTORY Program staff, a dean or any faculty members at Southeast. Any community members, Southeast students and faculty can participate in the walk. The fee is $5 for students with a Southeast

Sexual assault by the numbers 207, 574 The number of assault victims age 12 or older each year

31 The percent of sexual assaults reported to police nationanwide

57 The percent of rapes that occur on a date

90 The percent of victims on college campuses who know their attackers

5 The percent of males in grades 9-12 who said they have been sexually abused

60 The percent of sexual assaults that occur in someone’s home Facts gathered from ID and $15 for other participants. Brewer said that registration has reached over 200 people and she hopes that number climbs. If it turns out to be successful,

organizers plan to make it an annual event. “It’s important to know about the resources before something happens,” Brewer said. “Learn to be a good bystander, too.”

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Once an SGA Senator. Always an SGA Senator. Marissa Fawcett staff Writer

Felix Kinsley, 61, pulls his red Southeast Redhawks hoodie over his head, situates his thick, large-frame glasses and grabs his black three-prong binder filled with his neatly organized papers. As he’s about to leave for his evening walk to campus from his North Sprigg Street home, he catches a glimpse of his 12 plaques hanging on the wall of his bedroom, collecting dust from years of being displayed. It’s close to 5:30 p.m., which means Kinsley has to get going so he has plenty of time to spare before the 7 p.m. Student Government Association meeting. Being the first one to the Center for Student Involvement in the University Center, Kinsley waits patiently at a conference table in anticipation of the arrival of his committee members and the beginning of meetings. His wait is usually an hour to an hour and a half long. The honorary SGA senator sticks to the same schedule every Monday. Kinsley has missed just one meeting this year and meetings from 1983 to 1985 because of medical reasons. Since Kinsley graduated in 1978, he has kept returning to campus for SGA and other organizations he is a part of on campus. “Felix is also an incredible inspiration to anyone that meets him,” SGA vice president Greg Felock said in an email. “He shows a dedication to student government that is not matched by anyone I know, and it really is contagious. Felix really has become a huge part of our student government family.” Kinsley has been attending SGA meetings since 1980, but not for the awards or plaques he gets each year. “The reason I go to the meetings is because I want to go to the meetings,” Kinsley said. Because of his years of involvement, Kinsley was named an honorary senator in 2000.

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“Well the way I became an honorary senator, it was almost an accident,” Kinsley said. “I was talking to senate back in 2000. I had been going to the student government meetings off and on since 1980, and I told them that and I didn’t think anything would come of it or that I would be honored for it.”

“I looked up and everybody in the room at their tables is standing up and applauding. I had never gotten a standing ovation before, never. I thought I’d have to climb Mount Everest backwards or something to get a standing ovation.” Felix Kinsley Kinsley was completely shocked when his name was called at the student government banquet announcing that he would become the first honorary senator. “I looked up and everybody in the room at their tables is standing up and applauding,” Kinsley said. “I had never gotten a standing ovation before, never. I thought I’d have to climb Mount Everest backwards or something to get a standing ovation.” Kinsley has been awarded a plaque for being an active honorary senator every year since — a total of 12. “I hang them [the plaques] up,” Kinsley said. “You walk into

my room and those aren’t the only ones up there — there are ones from high school — but the most important ones are. You’d think I’m on a super ego trip or something, but I mean what do you do? There’s not room in my drawers for them.” Kinsley explained another reason he keeps coming to the meetings each year is because he likes to do things for the university since he wasn’t as active in high school. “I just kept statistics for the football and baseball teams in high school,” Kinsley said. “I wasn’t in anything like student government or anything like that and, I don’t know, I like being with the students and I like keeping this connection to the university.” Kinsley is on the University Affairs committee in SGA but is not employed by the university and does not get to vote on issues at the meetings. He said he looks at his role on the committee as his job though. Kinsley also has become a professional member of Alpha Chi Sigma, a professional fraternity for those interested in the chemical sciences. Kinsley learned of the fraternity through SGA when Alpha Chi Sigma requested funding for an event. “I got to make some new friends there [in Alpha Chi Sigma] too,” Kinsley said. Kinsley also volunteers for History Day, an event that brings high school students to campus to learn about different time periods each year. Kinsley stays involved with the local government by sitting in at city council meetings. He started attending city council meetings when he was a newspaper carrier in 1985. He had concerns about his compensation and went to the meeting to get the issue resolved. He’s kept going back every chance he gets since. “For a while, I was the unofficial liaison from city council to student government,” Kinsley said. He became such a familiar face that city officials, like mayor Harry Rediger, have come to know Kinsley quite well.

“Well he’s always upbeat and has a smile on his face, always interested in what’s going on and attentive,” Rediger said. “He’s just a joy to be around.” Rediger can recall several conversations with Kinsley in the car while driving him home after city council meetings. “We would talk in the car about the meeting, questions he had and he was always very appreciative for the ride home,” Rediger said. Kinsley also has been awarded with a commemorative medal by the city of Cape Girardeau. “I just wish more citizens were that involved,” Rediger said. This year Kinsley has not been able to make as many city council meetings because they are the same night as the SGA meetings. “They know when I’m not there, I’m here,” Kinsley said while waiting for the SGA meeting to begin. Kinsley is also a member of Knights of Columbus, a Catholic men’s service group. His schedule may seem busy and hectic having to balance SGA meetings, city council meetings, Knights of Columbus, Alpha Chi Sigma and being a member of the historic preservation commission, but Kinsley said he likes it that way. “Yeah, I do [like staying busy]. Although, I like taking it easy for a while sometimes,” Kinsley said. “I don’t want to be too active.” Over the past 33 years, Kinsley has been able to witness several changes in SGA and said there has been more controversy recently than there used to be. One of the biggest changes he has noticed is how many more papers are given out at the meetings. “They pass out papers frantically, but there’s a hole punch so I can put them in my notebook,” Kinsley said. “Then the next week they come by, and the senators have more papers and do it all over again.” Even with having to carry a thicker binder of papers, Kinsley still plans to keep coming to SGA meetings as long as he can with no plans of resigning any time soon. “They like me,” Kinsley said. “I mean, it was always that way.”


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The Faculty and Staff Recognition Program will take place at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the Bedell Performance Hall, and 120 retiring and remaining staff members will be honored.+​


Dean of College of Business is named interim provost, will start in summer RACHEL WEATHERFORD MANAGING EDITOR

Dr. Gerald McDougall, dean of the College of Business and associate provost of extended and online learning, has been appointed interim provost of Southeast Missouri State University. “I was surprised, and I’m pleased that the president and others have a confidence in me that I’ll be able to carry on those functions and rules over the coming academic year,” McDougall said. “I was very pleased that they thought I could do it.” As dean, McDougall is responsible for more than 40 faculty members. He also is responsible for students who are pursuing bachelor of science degrees in business administration or organizational management and is in charge of two graduate programs, the Master of Business Administration and the Master of Science in organizational management. “I have direct concern over 1,300 undergraduate students and 140 graduate students, and now that has just been magnified up to a larger set of responsibilities for all of the academic programs, the entire student body and the entire faculty base,” McDougall said. “I have to ensure that we’re doing the things that we want to do and that we’re making progress on our institutional goals for academic affairs as well as the academic goals for the various units, whether that be department units or college units.” As dean and associate provost, McDougall has helped establish the Douglas E. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Center for Business and Economic Research and more. McDougall has been employed by Southeast since 1993. He

said he will begin his duties sometime around mid-June and remain until a provost is hired. “As short a time as necessary,” McDougall said about how long he will serve as interim provost. “In talking with the president, I understand that searches take time and they deserve time and close attention, so mentally I’m preparing myself to begin the middle of this coming summer and coming back to the Harrison College of Business after the end of next spring, so after the spring 2014 term. And whether that’s going to be at the beginning of the summer term or towards the middle of that summer or the end of that summer, that will be determined by the search process and the candidates’ responsibilities in their current positions.”

“I’m comfortable in believing that I’ll be able to bring 20 years of experience at Southeast to whatever I am asked to do.” Gerald McDougall The provost is the chief academic officer of the university. As interim provost, McDougall would not be a candidate for the provost position, according to a university press release. “We are grateful to Dr. McDougall for his willingness to accept an interim assignment and to continue to lead the academic areas of the university as we transition into many new initiatives for the Year 2020 and beyond,” Southeast president Dr. Kenneth W. Dobbins said in a university press release. “He brings to this new assignment a wealth of institutional knowledge and experience. We also are indebted to Dr.

McAllister for his acceptance of an interim assignment. He has been a great asset to our Department of Accounting, and I know how committed he is to continuing the tradition of AACSB accreditation and quality College of Business academic programs.” Dr. Charles McAllister, who has been working as the interim chair of the Department of Accounting, will serve as interim dean of the College of Business. “I’m comfortable in believing that I’ll be able to bring 20 years of experience at Southeast to whatever I am asked to do,” McDougall said. McDougall will replace Dr. Ronald Rosati, who had been serving as provost since February 2010, until a new provost is hired. Rosati announced his acceptance of a position as dean of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, Neb., in February. Southeast’s faculty handbook says that people interested in the provost position should have earned a doctorate, have experience teaching at the college level and have experience in an administrative setting. A search committee is made up of one faculty member selected from each of Southeast’s colleges and schools, a student member selected by Student Government Association and two members of the committee selected by the university president. The committee selects the chairperson from the group. After the committee is formed and applications are reviewed, the committee selects candidates and invites each of them to campus for two days to be interviewed and to view the university. The committee then selects three finalists after all the campus interviews are done and recommends them to the university president. The president selects the person and a request is sent to the Southeast Board of Regents to approve the nomination.

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Corwin will bring reptiles to campus DAVID FIANDACA ARROW REPORTER

Jeff Corwin, host of ABC’s “Ocean Mysteries” is coming to Southeast Missouri State University. The world-renowned conservationist will speak at 7:30 p.m. April 10 at the Show Me Center to close out the 2012-2013 Speakers Series. Along with his vast knowledge of the environment, Corwin will bring live reptiles and snakes. “We studied a variety of focus groups and surveys of the students,” Joanna Shaver, coordinator for campus programming, said. “The students wanted to hear from someone who was concerned with conservation and environmental issues. Jeff Corwin started on TV when many of the students were just children and they watched him.” Students have an opportunity to have their photo taken with Corwin at a meet and greet after his presentation. Anyone that finds a paper reptile on campus can take it to the meet and greet and have their photo taken. Students, faculty and staff tickets to the Speakers Series are free with a valid Southeast ID and can be picked up at the University Center rooms 202 and 204 or at the Show Me Center box office. Tickets for the general public are $10 and can be purchased at the Show Me Center box office or at


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Rare Book Room is home to Faulkner collection ANDREW TYAHLA STAFF WRITER

The Rare Book Room is located on the second floor of Kent Library. Photos by Andrew Tyahla

Many students at Southeast Missouri State University visit Kent Library each day. It is home to many sources of information for research and other purposes. While many of these materials are available for circulation and regular usage, there is a collection of materials that are too important to be handled by the general public. These materials belong to the Charles L. Harrison Library, better known as the Rare Book Room. The Rare Book Room is located on the second floor of Kent Library. It is decorated like a private library that one might find in a mansion. All of the materials are in cabinets that line the walls of the room with a long table in the back and several leather seats. The collection began with a donation from the family of the late Charles Luce Harrison in 1968. All 800 books in Harrison’s private collection were given to the library and were the foundation for the collection that bears his name. What determines a rare book is its value, which is based upon a number of factors. “One factor is the number of copies in existence compared to the demand,” said Lisa Speer, special collections librarian. “The value of an item could also be raised by physical attributes such as fine binding, gold edging of the pages or other decorations. These items are too

dangerous to be kept in circulation.” In addition to books, the collection also contains various original manuscripts and screenplays as well as signed copies of books. There is a copy of Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner’s “The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today” signed by both authors and given to the Rev. J. H. Twichell, along with a handwritten preface. “Items such as this and other Twain novels has given us the attention of the University of California-Berkeley, which home to the Mark Twain College,” Speer said.

“If you were to ask me what my favorite item in this room is, I would have to say everything.” Lisa Speer Another noteworthy item in the Rare Book Room is not a book at all. It is an Assyrian cuneiform tablet that dates back to as early as 75 A.D. It is a clay tablet that was written on with a pointed stylus and left out to bake in the sun. While a small portion of the tablet has eroded away and another part of it is cracked, it is still mostly intact. It has yet to be translated, so it is unknown what is written on it. “It could be some sort of holy writing

or even someone’s grocery list,” Speer said. “But considering the nature of this item, it’s probably not the latter.” Many pieces of the collection are of great value. According to Speer, a complete collection of William Faulkner’s works donated by poet Louis Daniel Broadsky is worth $4 million. For that reason and the entire collection’s historical value, the staff of Special Collections and Archives take great care of the items in there. The room is kept at a constant 65 degrees, and anyone who visits the room has to wear special cotton gloves in order to keep the books from deteriorating from bodily oils. In addition, all books are required to be set on “book pillows” in order to avoid damage to the spine and pages have to be carefully turned. The windows and display cases have sensors that trigger an alarm and the door is locked with the key that is kept at the Department of Public Safety. “Anyone who wants to enter the Rare Book Room needs to set up an appointment with Special Collections,” Speer said. “I need to know when I need to get the key.” Students can set up an appointment by calling Speer at 573-986-7446. Any student can set up a personal tour. There is no budget for acquiring new items for the Rare Book Room, so it is entirely dependent on donations. However, preserving these pieces for years to come is the objective of Special Collections.

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Entrepreneurs nominated for 2013 People’s Choice Award CALANDA JONES-JACKSON ARROW REPORTER

Former Southeast student Quinton Jackson has used many of the skills he learned from the courses and activities he participated in during his time at Southeast Missouri State University. From being a former Rowdy to now being an elementary teacher and creating an award-winning clothing line, Jackson exemplifies what success can follow after a college education.

Q: When did you attend Southeast? A: I attended SEMO the summer of 2005, through the Transition Program. I took summer classes where you transition from high school to college. You take classes like math and English. It is basically getting you ready for your real semester of college

Q: What was your major? A: My major was secondary education with a minor in social studies.

Q:When you were at Southeast, what activities and organizations were you involved in? A: I was involved in the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., Xi Iota Chapter.

Q: You also mentioned in an email that you were Rowdy. How did that come about? A: Yes, I also was Rowdy. That came about, it was my second semester, and it was 2006. I seen a flyer on the wall asking if anybody wanted extra money for classes and they would pay for credit hours. So I went and auditioned to be Rowdy, and I ended up getting the second spot and they ended up paying for one of my classes.

Q: So when and where did you graduate? A: I ended up graduating from Harris Stowe State University in May of 2012.

Q: Now your clothing line is called Born Poor

Live Rich. How did you become a part of that? A: Basically me and three of my high school friends, and I believe it was the summer of 2008, which started this phrase. Whenever we were out and about and having fun we would say, “Born poor, live rich,” basically meaning that we came from a struggle and now we are all doing things that we didn’t expect to do.

Q: You talked some about what inspired the name. Can you expand on that? A: The meaning of Born Poor Live Rich is more than money, as far as the financial. It’s basically a thought process of enriching yourself to become a better person. So if you were born with not having any education and then you go to college to get a higher education, you’re living rich. It’s anything that you do to make yourself better is basically what “born poor, live rich” means.

Q: What’s your position with your company? A: I am the vice president [and] marketing director.

Q: So you deal with all the marketing of your line. How do you promote the line? A: As of right now most of our marketing comes from our Facebook page, which is Born Poor Live Rich Clothing Line. We have a Twitter page and we also have an Instagram page. Most of our sales come from off Instagram, which is from my main page @ bornpoorliverich_q. We’re looking forward to our website being launched at the end of April.

Q: How do people get your clothing? A: It is by word of mouth right now. We started the clothing line July 6, 2011.

Q: What kind of clothing do you have? A: We have men, women and kids. It’s basically casual wear. So we range from sweat suits, sweat shirts, T-shirts and tank tops. We’ve been experimenting with trying to expand as far as doing hats. Next month we are going to

The creators of the clothing line “Born Poor Live Rich” from left to right: president Bilal Ladd , vice president and marketing director Quinton Jackson and CEO Roren Thomas. Submitted photo be producing scarfs and hopefully letterman’s jackets.

Q: Have you put on any fashion shows to help promote your clothes? A: We have done one fashion show. That was last summer in St. Louis. It was called the Ambition Fashion Show.

Q: What are the future plans for this line? A: Future plans actually are to branch off and looking into starting after school programs working with young men, teaching them how to dress professionally, how to tie a tie. We’re also looking into other avenues as far as doing more community service. We actually did one last month where if you bought T-shirts, some of the proceeds went to the homeless in St. Louis.

Q: Is the market for your clothing only in St. Louis? A: We started in St. Louis, but we have expanded all the way from Texas, to California, Georgia, Chicago. We’re basically from east to west right now. It comes from knowing friends from out of town, then their friends see the shirts and ask where it came from. Like I said, it’s basically word of mouth. It’s mainly our friends because the three of us went to different colleges. One went to Lincoln, I went to SEMO and the other went to Tennessee.

Q: Do you have anything to add? A: We are actually up for a People’s Choice Award in St. Louis. Basically it’s for entrepreneurs that are making a statement. We will be going to that award show April 20. We have won a number of awards for best male clothing line over the last couple of years. I’m also a teacher. Last Christmas one of my students’ mother had pneumonia. The same week his mother was in the hospital, his house caught on fire. What we did, we took what I had in my bank account and bought them toys, food and gave them some our clothes to help them get back on track.

Q: How long have you been a teacher and where do you teach? A: This is actually my first year of teaching, and I teach for St. Louis Public schools.

Q: How do you manage to be a teacher and an entrepreneur? A: What I have to do is, well, every teacher has a planning period. I dedicated one or two of my planning periods throughout the week or my lunchtime to my business. The other time I dedicate to my students. It’s very tough to balance. Sometimes I have to do extra teaching for my students or sometimes I’m just back behind orders.

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Michael Morales Walking up the hills is a pain.

Jade Peel Immature people really get on my nerves.

Jake Shockley I don’t like how long it takes to get to Pig Lot.

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Director of Greek Life position has been filled Deante’ Smith will officially begin at Southeast in May SIERRA WILDER ARROW REPORTER

The director of Greek Life position at Southeast Missouri State University has been filled by Deante’ Smith. The director of Greek Life is a new position that has been created at Southeast. The director of Greek Life will be responsible for all aspects of Greek Life, according to Dr. Bruce Skinner, assistant vice president for Student Success and director of Residence Life. Some of the director’s responsibilities include working with the three governing councils — Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council and National Pan-Hellenic Council — recruitment, intake, risk management, programming, student conduct and coordinating events such as Greek Week and homecoming. These responsibilities will be left with Smith and his two graduate assistants who have yet to be hired and will start in the fall. The position was upgraded from an assistant director title, which changed the type of person that university officials looked for. “You’re not looking for a young professional, but you’re not looking for somebody that’s right out of graduate

school that’s like ‘I still like college,’” Skinner said. “You’re looking for somebody that, for lack of better words, who’s been around the block a few times.” Smith received his bachelor’s as well as master’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. After graduation he worked as the assistant director of Student Engagement of Greek Affairs at the University of North Alabama. He was also Greek adviser for 17 Greek chapters.

“There really weren’t any negative comments. There wasn’t anyone who said, ‘Don’t hire him. I have this problem.’ It was, ‘Hire him if you can.’” Bruce Skinner The thing that stood out about Smith compared to the rest of the candidates is that he has worked with all of the different councils of Greek life, Skinner said. “There really weren’t any negative comments. There wasn’t anyone who said ‘Don’t hire him. I have this problem.’ It was, ‘Hire him if you can,’” Skinner said. The new director will benefit Greeks because he will be somebody on

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campus to tell the Greek Life story. Smith will work closely with the Greek students so he will be able to inform other university employees about what’s going on in the Greek community. “Greek Life only gets attention when they are doing something wrong or when it’s doing something so over-thetop great,” Skinner said. “You kind of get these extremes, and nobody is willing to tell the story about the other 80 percent of the time.” Skinner believes that Smith is going to bring diversity as well as many different ideas to Southeast from his previous positions. He will officially begin working for the univerisity on May 6 but will visit campus during Greek Week. “I enjoy working with students because I realize that they are the reason for this position and every other position in student affairs,” Smith said in a press release. “I like to motivate students to reach their highest potential in an effort to impact their individual organizations, Greek community, campus community and the local/global community in a positive way. I believe in establishing bonds across all Greek councils. I also believe in collaborating with other departments to have a greater impact on the community. “I am looking forward to developing great relationships with all Greek chapters, individual Greek students, alumni, faculty and staff members. Together we will take Greek Life at Southeast to the next level.”

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What is the best prank that you have ever been a part of? Whitney Law

When I worked in an insurance office, my two colleagues and I wrapped our boss’ entire office in wrapping paper. His desk, his chair, each binder, every frame on the wall, file cabinets- everything. The fact that it was in July just made it even better. So you can only imagine what our April Fools was like.

Savanna Maue

In my hometown “Ski” is a very popular soda that the entire town depends on daily. My friend Matt Feldmann thought it would be funny to post on FB that the company producing it was in trouble and that it might get shut down. Me being gullible fell for it and then proceeded to call my mom freaking out. I never actually told Matt that he got me, but definitely fell for that one. Whoops.

Cassi Daugette

On Halloween Josh Peters and Matt Gerling with the help of David Robertson set up this creepy mannequin by the name of George. The next day I came over and they said they wanted me to meet George. They quickly shoved me in their dark room and pulled the door closed. I didn’t see “George” at first, but when I did I started screaming because of how utterly creepy the stupid thing was. Cut to a few days later when all the boys were gone. My friend Jillian and I snuck into Josh and Matt’s room and quickly dressed her up as “George” while I hid in the bathroom. When they came back Josh walked across the room and once he was close enough, Jillian started raising her arm. Josh let out a quiet, but fast “No!” while Matt started screaming profanities. Josh quickly yanked the mask off Jillian’s face while I fell out of the bathroom laughing. George didn’t last very long after that.

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WHAT is your biggest campus pet peeve? ​


We all have pet peeves, and I could probably think of a list that could continue on for a very, very long time. But I just discovered my latest SEMO pet peeve. This past month I was sitting on the shuttle listening to my iPod when the driver stopped to let some students on. I watched the students trickle on when a girl walked past me. I did a double take just to make sure of what I saw. She was wearing a winter coat because of the snow that was still on the ground, but underneath her coat was a belly shirt—a cheetah print belly shirt that only covered a third of her body. I then started to notice all of these girls walking around campus in outfits that exposed more than I want to see.

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My campus pet peeve is one I am sure most of you can relate to. Have you ever been walking around campus or running some campus errands and just been completely frustrated by the walking etiquette of your fellow students? I know I have! I have a generally low tolerance for rude people who lack tact, and manners on the sidewalk are no different. The main thing is unfortunately the side of the sidewalk people walk on. Foreign students are the worst (because they usually don’t know any better), but American students are not immune. In America, we walk like we drive: on the right-hand side. People need to learn and adhere to this rule. I love it when a crowd of students is just

moseying along correctly, and then there’s always that one student who throws a wrench in the flow of traffic because they are not paying attention. Don’t be that guy. Even more egregious is this happening in low-traffic incidents. I often walk to the UC from Kent Library to get food while at work, and it never fails that as I am passing a student, they are just walking along on the left side about to run into me and I generally don’t move until I have to. It’s quite the fun game of chicken where I try to teach people how to walk on campus. Now, admittedly, I am a pretty fast walker. I don’t like to waste time when I’m going between places. But my next least favorite group is the people who move in slow motion. People who text while they walk. Really?! You’re already going slow. No need to take that down even more. Also, on the stairs between Brandt and the power plant (where people generally adhere to the right-hand side guideline), if you’re heading towards the UC or Kent Library between classes, don’t walk in a four-wide line with your friends going at the speed of smell! That is already the narrower of the two stairs. Don’t make it worse. There are about a hundred of us behind you who have places to be!

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Our generation struggles with a lot of things. We live in a time of rapid technological development — by the time we get our hands on a new iPhone, it’s obsolete by the end of the day. We’re entering an increasingly competitive job market, and job security isn’t necessarily guaranteed. As if that’s not enough, we’re expected to adapt, transform and maneuver around all these obstacles and challenges. Even so, my pet peeve is when people tell you — try to brag, even — how busy they are. I bite my tongue every time someone complains about how busy their life is. We all have internships, part-time jobs, extra-curricular commitments and schoolwork. With the world working against us, we can’t possibly be blamed for feeling a bit stressed, right?

Wrong. The truth is everyone is busy, and most people don’t really care how busy the next person claims to be. We should be thankful to have the opportunity to fill our time with activities that increase our chances for success and that we’re gaining knowledge and skills necessary to function in the “real world.” Furthermore, there’s no reason that an individual should find him or herself unable to balance a myriad of different obligations against one another. It’s a good lesson to learn because stress doesn’t end after college. Soon, we’ll be trading in our social lives for families, our internships for careers, our involvement for PTA meetings and our schoolwork for — probably — more schoolwork (a master’s degree is a useful tool nowadays). We seem to believe we’re entitled to success and happiness, and that’s simply not the case. Success must be sought after and worked toward, and happiness — well happiness is a frame of mind that we either choose to have or choose not to have. But it’s a process, an ebb and flow of both trial and error. One practice I’ve found particularly helpful when striving for balance: never turn down coffee with a friend. If you don’t have time for that, then you have more to worry about than obligations on a calendar.



First of all, this is not the 90s, and girls, you are not in a Britney Spears music video. Belly shirts are a big no-no for school. I know they’re coming back into style, but I do not want to see your stomach on my way to class or when I am in class. You are not going to “da club.” You are going to class to get an education for your future, not to get an education on how to dress inappropriately. If you’re trying to pick up a guy, I can already guarantee you that you look like you’re doing the walk of shame; the only difference is you have dressed like this on purpose for everyone to see. Guys are not drunk when they are in class (well I hope not), so they are not going to find your club outfit attractive. They are probably going to find it ridiculous. And what is with some people wearing their pajamas to class? At 3 in the afternoon I have seen people walking around in pants with kittens on them with a sweatshirt. Yes, I understand that you’re tired, but could you not get up three minutes earlier to throw on some actual sweatpants? Plus it’s 3 p.m. You kind of look like a bum. Sort your life out, please. I’m OK with people expressing who they are through their appearance and clothing, but sometimes it just goes a little too far. In my opinion, those people just need to stop it.



I have two big pet peeves. For some reason they both have to do with people in my classes that have similar majors. There aren’t many of them, but the few are constantly making me roll my eyes. When I am in class I am usually pretty quiet. I find no use in complaining over things that I know I cannot change. I also realize that I am taking classes that apply directly to my major. It may be boring and my professor might occasionally make me want to pull my hair out, but the information itself will be useful. I cannot stand when people sit in class and just complain about every last thing. “Why are we learning this? “This is so stupid.



“Ugh, I don’t want to be here.” For two hours, this is all I hear from some students in my class. It drives me insane. I can understand feeling that way sometimes. There will be instances where I practically fall asleep in class due to my professor’s monotone voice. I still see the value in the class, however. I take the information that I am going to need and try to bear through the unfortunate parts. I don’t sit there and complain every single class, once a week, for two hours straight. The other is simple. If you are a student, please quit trying to teach the teacher. We understand that you are very knowledgeable. We understand that you have many opinions. You don’t need to prove this to everyone by making a comment to the professor after every single bullet point. Maybe other people have opinions that are just as valid. No one would know this because everyone just expects you to give your opinion first. And then you act like someone else’s opinion is not as correct as yours. I just think everyone should talk in class. That is why we are there. Those are my two biggest pet peeves. Ultimately, it will probably just prepare me for the people I will have to deal with in real life after college.

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