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Above: About 3,0000 books in the basement of the Woodward Library over the summer grew mold. Bottom: In order to prevent the growth of the mold, books were put in freezer bags and stored in Austin’s Diner freezer.

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In the basement of the APSU library, certain shelves are taped off with blue tape displaying the word mold. Joe Weber, director of Library Services, said the mold in the library was first noticed on the last few days of June. “Our suspicion for the cause of the mold is a combination of a number of events. The perfect storm type of idea,” Weber said. “I am actually the first person that discovered the mold; I found it on several of our books on level three of the library, and this was probably around the time that summer started,” said Megan Hunley, student worker for the library. Weber said he believes the mold came from the unusually hot and humid summer coupled with the remodeling for compact shelving in the building. The doors were often open for the workmen to go in and out. Weber also said the boiler was off for most of the summer for maintenance. “It’s my understanding that the way they regulate

humidity in these large buildings is they actually run the heat and the air conditioning at the same time,” Weber said. David Lemons, director of the Physical Plant said it is possible all of the above contributed to the situation. “Higher than normal temperatures and humidity, the back doors being open during the shelving project, and the lack of reheat.”

The spots that seem to the be the worst are close the ceiling and cold air vents” Joe Weber, director of Library Services

Lemons said the boilers were off last summer with no issues so they did not anticipate these sort of problems this summer. “We replaced the ceiling tile, and cleaned the diffuser with a cleaning agent designed for removing mold. When we replaced the tile, we noticed the sprinkler fire system piping was also dirty, so that pipe was also cleaned. We believe that this was the cause of the mold,

a condensating pipe line.” Lemons said. Weber said if heat runs at the same time as the air, it keeps the humidity between 50 and 60 percent, which he said is ideal for libraries and office buildings. “Books are most comfortable at that humidity range and so are humans.” He said when they took the boiler offline there was no heat coming into the building and just air conditioning with the humid air from outside caused the humidity to jump to 65 percent, which is the rate mold can grow. Elaine Berg, coordinator of Access Services, said the first book found with mold was on the third floor and as they were moving their construction project they noticed the mold in the basement. “The spots that seem to be the worst are close to the ceiling and cold air vents,” Weber said. Lemons said when mold is reported to the Physical Plant, the protocol is to contact Terracon for an analysis of the situation. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2

Increase in housing enrollment displaces students to Riverview Inn

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Over the summer, several offices/ departments on the APSU main campus have relocated or acquired new additions. Here is a list of those locations:

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Shawn Lewis, freshman english major, moves into Riverside Inn on Thursday, Sep. 27.

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Due to increased enrollment this semester, some APSU students will be housed in hotel rooms at the Riverview Inn until on-campus rooms become available through the inevitable “no-shows, cancellations, academic

suspensions and nonpayments,” said Joe Mills, the director of Housing/ Residential Life and Dining Services. “This year we stopped taking applications for all non-first-time freshmen on Aug. 10,” Mills said. “That was the first time we have done that in my 20 years at APSU.”

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“We continued to take freshman applications because of freshman residency requirements,” Mills said. The Riverview Inn, located at 50 College St., only a few blocks from campus, will house 120 students affected by the housing overflow in 60 rooms reserved by APSU. The rooms usually retail for $99 per night and consist of two double-size beds, a dresser, a television with cable and a single bathroom. APSU is receiving a discounted rate, but the exact amount of the discount is confidential. Payment for the hotel comes out of the students’ housing fees. The hotel has wireless Internet throughout, a restaurant, an indoor pool, and a coin operated laundry on site. “Our goal is to make it as comfortable as possible for them,” said Mike Turner, the sales and convention services manager at the Riverview Inn. “We’ve had overflow in the past and we understand the growing pains. We’re happy to have the business and we’re glad Austin Peay has grown so much.” As rooms become available on campus, students

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CAMPUS CRIME LOG Visit www.theallstate.org to view an interactive map. The APSU crime log includes arrests and dispatch callins. As mandated by Tennessee law, the crime log is updated within two business days of an incident and new information to an incident available for public inspection any time during normal business hours.

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Terracon has a state contract and is the TBR Environmental Consultant statewide and because APSU is a TBR institution, the university uses Terracon. Weber said they do not know what kind of mold is in the library yet. Terracon came in and did the inspection and analysis at the end of July and they are waiting on the results on the report. He said they will not clean the mold until they get the report back from Terracon. “We would prefer to know just what we are dealing with,” Weber said. “A few days ago they told the student workers that we would be the ones that were going to clean the mold off the books. The procedure that was established for that was that we would be in a room downstairs wearing gloves, masks and ponchos and wipe the mold off with Chlorox wipes,” Hunley said.

Hunley said after the library administration noticed the mold spreading they decided not to have anyone clean the books. Weber said he requested portable dehumidifiers to get the humidity down. He knew the boilers were going to be down and without the heat he knew other means would be needed to bring down the humidity level. Weber said the humidifiers were on campus for five weeks. “We got the humidity down to an acceptable level, so they went ahead and took those back because we were renting them. After they did we noticed the mold problem getting worse again.” Weber said they were about to start cleaning the mold when it started to grow again. “It’s gotten to the point now where unfortunately, its almost out of hand and there are probably almost 3,000 books affected right now.” Weber said. S through Z in the serial collection were just moved a week and a half ago and

mold has already spread to those books, he said. The moldy books were initially put into freezer bags and put them in the freezer at Austin’s Diner, Weber said. “One of the ways you can get rid of the mold is to kill it by putting it in bags and suffocate it and freezing it makes the process go quicker.” Weber said once the

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We want this to be a wonderful, pleasant place even though its an old building and getting rid of the mold is conducive to that and good for everyone in general.” Elaine Berg, coordinator of Access Services

initial load of 700 books was done they realized there were another 2,000 or more books with mold and limited freezer space and cost issues with buying freezer bags. “Yesterday, I told our

student who was shelving that in order to reshelf the periodicals or anything with mold to wear a mask and gloves,” Berg said. Weber said it is possible they could lose some of the books affected by the mold but after consulting with the Tennessee State Library and Archives they have methods on how to clean the books. Weber said the library has many renovations in the future such as putting study rooms into the second floor, a seminar room, a space to host a writing center, new computer desks and furniture and the possibility for a coffee shop in the library. “We want this to be a wonderful, pleasant place even though it’s an old building and getting rid of the mold is conducive to that and good for everyone in general,” Berg said. TAS For a slide show of the mold, please visit www. theallstate. org Aug.


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APSU, Biles now face 3 federal lawsuits History of the lawsuit

What the lawsuits say:

On June 4, five federal lawsuits were filed against APSU and Lantz Biles, director of Public Safety. Leonard Fulcher, former police officer; Georgenna Genther, police supervisor; Susana Milton, police officer; Charlie Struckel, assistant director of Public Saftey and Kristie Winters, police officer, filed lawsuits in the U.S. District Court of the Middle District of Tennessee by attorney Robert J. Martin. Recently Genther and Winters dropped the lawsuit. Martin said he could not comment on why they dropped the case. A trial date has been set for Feb. 27, 2012 according to Martin. Genther and Winters had not responded to e-mails from The All State as of press time on www.

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FULCHER Suing APSU for retaliation harassment and hostile work environment. Hired to the APSU Police Department in April 15, 2009. Shortly after, his psychological evaluation reached the chief of police who, “violated the privacy act by disclosing personal information ... to other employees.” Fulcher stated to the EEO division of APSU that he believed the chief was discriminatory against female officers, as well has his own incident. Shortly after this statement, Fulcher was notified that he was demoted. Charges brought to APSU include threatening, reprimanding and harassing, issuing negative performance evaluations, working under abnormal conditions, denying benefits and otherwise affecting him. Fulcher requests full compensatory damages, court and attorney fees, other relief the court may deem and a jury.

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will be moved from the hotel into dorm rooms. Julian Texido, a freshman physics major who will be housed at the Riverview Inn, said he was “disappointed” with the living arrangements. “They only have one dresser with four drawers; that’s not a lot of space for two people.” Having previously attended Governor’s School at APSU as a high school student, Texido had stayed in the Harvill dormitory and

said the dorm rooms there were “actually bigger than the hotel rooms.” The Peay Pickup and Plant Shuttle will provide transportation to and from Riverview Inn, Mills said, and students with cars will be issued temporary parking passes to park in green parking zones until they are assigned a room on campus. Gavin Fitch, a freshman music education major affected by the housing overflow, said, “The room is nice,” but, “while it has its benefits, it’s a huge drawback from living on campus,” citing concerns over the

availability of transportation from campus late in the day. According to the APSU website, the Peay Pickup stops running at 2:30 p.m., on Monday through Friday. There are currently 1,411 beds on campus and a new residence hall is under construction on Castle Heights Road to be completed by Fall 2011, followed by the demolition of the Cross, Killebrew and Rawlins dorms. “We will gain about 30 beds when the new housing is done and [Cross, Killebrew, and Rawlins are] torn down,” Mills said. “If enrollment

Suing APSU for retaliation, harassment, gender discrimination, sexual harassment and hostile work environment. Milton joined the APSU campus police

continues to rise, we might experience similar issues.”

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Last year TBR schools grew on average by 4-5 percent. We grew by over 8 percent ... to be growing once again in a similar fashion is quite extraordinary.” Tristan Denley, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs

The Cross, Killebrew and Rawlins dorms will be

department and filed complaints against the chief of police for sexual comments in February 2008. “The university interviewed several witnesses and found that the chief had indeed violated policy and disciplined him for said discriminatory conduct.” Milton has since been denied a sergeant position she was for which she was qualified, as well as denied training that would enhance job performance. She is now asking for compensatory damages, attorney’s fees and other relief the court as well as a jury.

STRUCKEL Suing APSU for subsequent retaliation, retaliatory harassment and hostile work environment. Struckel testified against the chief of police in December 2008 confirming that he did witness sexual harassment and discrimination from the chief. Shortly after, Struckel was subjected to threatening, reprimanding, harassment, abnormal and other adverse conditions. Struckel requests compensatory damages, court and attorney fees, anything the court may deem proper and a jury.

replaced with a new 400-bed residence hall to be finished for the Fall 2013 semester. According to the APSU Provost Tristan Denley, 9,024 students had enrolled at the APSU main campus for the Fall 2010 semester as of press time, Friday, Aug. 27 an increase of 659 students over the same date last year. The growing pains continue to effect other branches of Austin Peay. The Fort Campbell enrollment numbers are also up by 130 students over last year. “Because of the purges, confirmations and late enrollments, there are always

some significant fluctuations ... over the last few days before classes begin, and the first few days of the semester,” said Denley. “Last year our final enrollment was 10,188. I am projecting that we will break or be very close to 11,000 (students) overall,” Denly said. “Last year TBR schools grew on average by 4-5 percent. We grew by over 8 percent ... to be growing once again in a similar fashion is quite extraordinary.” Fall 2010 final enrollment totals will be available Nov. 5. TAS


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Freedom of religion questioned, debated  over building of mosques around nation Marsel Gray Staff writer

Muslims are facing discrimination as they make efforts to build mosques, but why? Doesn’t the first amendment protect “establishment of religion” and “the free exercise thereof?” Apparently not in the state of Tennessee, because that is where Muslims are attempting to build mosques and facing resistance — and then there is the proposed mosque near the former site of the World Trade Center. Now, it’s understandable. I know exactly why many Americans have such animosity toward Muslims. The attacks on September 11, Osama bin laden, Al Qaeda, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, the Quran and hijackers are all images that stir negative emotions in people because all are tied to a notion of fear and hatred. And all are in some way related to the Islamic faith.

However, many of these are extremes and in any religion, extremists are dangerous. Rosie O’Donnel was right when she said, “radical Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam.” Don’t misunderstand me; I have nothing against Christians or Muslims. I don’t care if you worship God, Allah or gorilla butts. This is about an agenda. It’s about showing the stupidity of people. We all know the attacks on the World Trade Center were crafted by extremists. These extremists’ ideologies are no different than the American Front, the Council of Conservative Citizens, the National Socialist Movement and Westboro Baptist Church in that they believe they are right and are willing to go through extreme (hence part of the name) actions to prove they are right. Some of the people opposing the movement are citing scripture in the Quran which states to destroy nonbelievers. Take this verse for example, “He that sacrificeth unto any God he shall be utterly destroyed.” Clearly, this verse is telling the members of that faith to slay nonbelievers. But actually, that passage is

from Exodus 22:20, which raises the question of whether or not Christians and Jews should be telling Muslims what to do and not do. Even worse, as reported by the Tennessean, Karen Johnson, a member of the Metro Nashville School Board, is leading the opposition against the mosques right here in the state. Why is this woman even in league with the school board? Schools are supposed to be foundations that help to teach against discrimination. Why is she allowed to even be around children? We all remember history lessons on the prejudice against Jews in the 1930s in Nazi Germany as well as African Americans throughout a majority of American history. Someone needs to remind Johnson that history doesn’t judge kindly on those who instruct hatred. In addition, she should be fired due to the fact she doesn’t need to be involved in education. Now, let’s address the other major mosque proposal — the one near the site of ground zero. Why are people so opposed to this? I mean, really. Give a solid reason why it is such a big deal. Yes, I remember it would be built

near ground zero, but so is St. Paul’s Chapel Church. And in America we have this thing called the freedom of religion. But wait. It isn’t even a mosque that’s being proposed. It’s an Islamic Culture Center. A building wasn’t even that important before. It was a clothing store. People, get a grip. Now, I’d like to point something out. You know those old vacant lots on that one street? The one where a business had to shut down and lay off workers and then through snowball of cause and effect send our global economy into a recession? Well, creating new buildings, thus hiring workers, architects, plumbers and electricians creates more jobs — maybe that’s something to think about. And what sort of message is this sending to the rest of the world? We invade other nations to bring democracy yet we can’t be democratic about a building? I thought we were supposed to be practicing understanding and acceptance, not just preaching it. If Muslims want to build mosques in their communities, there should be no issue. Last time I checked, you don’t see Muslims protesting the building of new churches and synagogues. TAS

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I chose Austin Peay because it’s so close to Fort Campbell and I want to do the ROTC. I was hoping I could find a major here and a lot of my family is around here and that kind of stuff; it seemed like a good idea at the time.” Chris Vanorden, freshman undecided

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Basically, just to play basketball and because it’s not that far from home. I can always go home when I need to and also to get a good education.” Alton Williams, freshman business major

My biggest reason is closeness because I don’t want to have to move out yet, I’m not ready to move out yet. So it’s a lot easier for me to stay at home and commute; that was my biggest thing, location.” Jessica Rongholt, freshman undecided

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Tennessee HB 670: Very similar to the Arizona SB 1070, except there are provisions which focus on questioning the immigration status of only those actually arrested. This is expected to take effect January 2011. Knoxville is considering an ordinance that would penalize companies that knowingly hire illegal immigrants. This law would take actions like removing the business licenses of businesses caught, and even fining them for further offenses.

I got a full ride here so everything’s paid off; it was really convenient and it’s close to home so it saves a lot of money even though I had all the money paid for. And it had what I wanted to major in so why not?”

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Recent months have brought many new ideas, productions and legislation. Our nation is a growing power; we push for financial stability, economic growth and military power. This land, where everything seems too grand and great is one that many people strive to make their home. There are many ways in which one could become a resident here in the United States, but the most popular by a show of numbers has been by illegal means. Many undocumented immigrants make a home for themselves within this country and a large amount of them eventually seek citizenship. To prevent unlawful entrance into this land of freedom and wealth, there are thousands of immigration laws which prevent social services and benefits from being given to illegal immigrants. Many of these laws are to protect the services taxpaying citizens provide and quite a few laws place restrictions on labor and job availability for illegal immigrants. Recently, a bill was proposed creating unprecedented immigration control. The Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act, Arizona Senate Bill 1070, is an anti-illegal immigration law that presses unusually stiff consequences. Federal law mandates

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I come from a small town and I was kind of wanting to go to a bigger town but not go to somewhere that’s extremely large; and Austin Peay just seemed right because of the student to teacher ratio, it seemed really small but it’s big enough for me.”

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that certain immigrants register with the U.S. Government, (8 U.S.C.§ 1302) and to have registration documents in their possession at all times ( 8 U.S.C.§ 1304e). Arizona SB 1070, in addition to the federal law, makes it a state misdemeanor crime for an illegal immigrant to be in Arizona without carrying the required documents. The bill also cracks down on those sheltering, hiring and transporting illegal immigrants. Our nation has been one built on immigration, shaped by people coming in and taking over. There have been issues with immigrants before: Irish immigrants in the 1930s and 1940s, Chinese immigrants and many other peoples that have rushed into our borders. Any person not born within the United States’ borders is considered an immigrant. Former President Jimmy Carter said it best, “We become not a melting pot, but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes and different dreams.” It makes little sense to look down upon a people that have migrated here to find a solace when that is just what our forefathers did. The idea that pilgrims are only limited to men from the 1600s is a hilarious idea, every person that takes a step toward something greater is a pioneer. Anyone who comes to this great land should get the treatment that the pilgrims got; hostility from the natives, lots of work to do to get things started and difficulty in attempting to create a new life. TAS

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GPC to host ‘Rock the Block’ By SHAY GORDON Guest Writer

Nothing lures money-drained college students to an event more than the possibility of finding fun and inexpensive entertainment. Combine a free concert with the opportunity of receiving a no-expense dinner, and the result is the Rock the Block concert hosted by the Governors Programming Council (GPC). The free event will take place Friday, Sept. 3, at the UC Plaza and will begin at 5 p.m. and end at approximately 8 p.m. The first 100 students that arrive with their APSU ID cards will receive a free dinner provided by Zaxby’s. The dinner is first come, first serve, therefore it is recommended students arrive early if they are interested in the free meal. The artists that will be featured include Josh LaCount, Lydia Walker and Diana Pelham. Each performer has a unique style and guarantees a variety for all. Artist Josh LaCount will offer an alternative rock style that includes fast-paced, hardhitting jams as well as more slowly-paced ballads. More information about LaCount’s music, tours, influences and biography can be found at his website, www.joshlacount.com/ fr_home.cfm. For those that enjoy a more soothing, folk-based artist will enjoy music from Lydia Walker. Heavily influenced by Christian folk

music, Walker provides uplifting and positive songs. More information about Lydia Walker’s life, music, and new album can be found on www.lydiawalkermusic.com. Last is APSU alumni Diana Pelham. Pelham is an unconventional country music artist that is known on occasion to belt out an AC/DC or Michael Jackson cover when playing a show. Pelham’s biography as well as tour dates and music information can found at www.myspace.com/dianapelham. Students that wish to see more campus events such as the Rock the Block concert can directly influence what comes to the APSU campus by becoming a member of the GPC. Students interested in making their opinions heard are welcome to come to the GPC general board meetings every Monday night starting Sept. 13. Meetings take place in room 307 at 5 p.m. in the 3rd floor of the UC. The GPC is currently accepting applications for the executive board that makes a final vote and decision on all proposed events that are discussed during general board meetings. An interest session for the executive board will also be held on Monday, Sept. 13, in room 307. The applications for the executive board can be found on the APSU website under the Student Life and Leadership and the deadline will be on Wednesday, Sept. 15, by 2 p.m. at the UC in room 211. TAS

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Josh LaCount: an alternative rocker with hard-hitting jams and slow paced ballads. Find out more at: www. joshlacount.com/ fr_home.cfm. Lydia Walker: a Christian folk artist with a positive message. Find out more at: www. lydiawalkermusic. com.

Diana Pelham: a country musician with an unconventional twist. Find out more at: www.myspace. com/dianapelham

APSU vs. MTSU in a drive for school supplies By ASHLEY WHITE Guest Writer

APSU is competing off-field against MTSU for school supplies. There is a school supply drive competition going on to help support teachers in Montgomery and Rutherford counties. Both counties have a dire need for school supplies, as do many Tennessee schools. Each University will be collecting different items based on the needs for each community. The drive will

start Monday, Aug. 30, and continue until Friday, Sept. 10. At APSU there will be over 20 collection bins throughout campus. A list of items that are being collected will be distributed through The Gov Says, the daily campus announcements distributed through e-mail, as well as reminders about the drive. APSU’s donations will go to the Teachers Warehouse, an organization that helps provide materials to teachers in Montgomery County.

As a great incentive, the Athletic Department is offering free tickets to the football game against MTSU. The first 200 students who bring a school supply to the Thursday, Sept. 2, football game against Cumberland University, they will receive the free tickets. The competition is a great opportunity to give back to the teachers and students in both counties but it is up to the APSU community to take the initiative and donate items needed.

African American Cultural Center gets new director; changes to come By RAVEN JACKSON Guest Writer

The African American Culture Center (AACC) director may be new to APSU’s staff, but he is not new to universities.

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Yes, it is the African American Culture Center but we are connecting to all our students..” Henderson Hill, Director of African American Cultural Center

“I’ve worked at a mixture of private and public, large and small universities, and been blessed to learn from the opportunities,” said Henderson Hill, Director of African American Culture Center. “Hopefully, the plan will be to connect to other centers,” Hill said, “and say

Five things you didn’t know about... ... Henderson Hill Q. What is your favorite television program? A. Past — “A Different World” and “The Wire”; Present — “True Blood”. Q. What is your favorite dessert? A. Strawberry red velvet cupcakes (from The Cupcake Collection), with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Q. Do you prefer David Letterman, Jay Leno, or

they are doing some really great things and those are things I’d like to do as well.” “I’m originally from Kansas City, MO., born and raised,” Hill said, “on the Missouri side where all the sports teams are.” The new AACC director also graduated from Tennessee State University, and later went to receive his master’s from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Hill is happy to now call the land of the Governors home. “I am ecstatic to be here and extremely excited to help shape a culture within the African American Culture Center and be a positive change agent,” Hill said. A lot of the work I really want to do is making sure we are supporting the needs of students and being positive contributors to the community.” Even though Hill has not been in the position Conan O’Brien? A. None. Q. What music is in your iPod? A. Blueprint 3, Jay-Z; Victory, DJ Khaled; Here I Am, Marvin Sapp; The Very Best of Rufus and Chaka Khan; The Sound, Mary Mary; Epiphany, Chrisette Michelle; Motivation Too, DJ Frankie Knuckles;

long, he still has many plans and goals for the AACC including better marketing for the center as well as the website, and creating a stronger identity for the AACC. Hill knows, however, that he could face some challenges along the way. “[It] may be hard changing people’s perception of the center and getting people to understand the center is going in a different direction,” Hill said. It is clear that Hill plans to be active not only in the AACC, but around campus and in the community as well. “Yes, it is the African American Culture Center,” Hill said, “but we are connecting to all our students. “ “What are we doing to support our students and be positive change agents in their lives? To be a part of the change is exciting.” TAS Stronger With Every Tear, Mary J. Blige; Sir Lucious Left Foot, Big Boi; Teflon Don, Rick Ross; Battle of the Sexes, Ludacris; The Element of Freedom, Alicia Keys; Raymond Vs. Raymond, Usher. Q. Where is your dream vacation? A. A tour of every South American country.

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APSU’s SGA and Peay Nuts are helping in the efforts to generate support for the event. To ensure fairness, since MTSU is a larger institution, a point system has been created. Each item has a point value and at the end of each day the bins will be emptied and points tallied. At the end of the competition, the total points will be divided by the number of undergraduate students in each university for the final score. TAS

Levi Johnston, the father of Sarah Palin’s grandson, says he wishes he hadn’t apologized for telling lies about the former Alaska governor because he’s “never lied about anything.” Johnston said in an interview on CBS’ “The Early Show” to air Friday that he wishes that he hadn’t issued the apology to Palin. “I don’t really regret anything,” Johnston said, who has appeared nude on the cover of Playgirl. “But the only thing I wish I wouldn’t have done is put out that apology ‘cause it kind of makes me sound like a liar. And I’ve never lied about anything. So that’s probably the only thing. The rest of the stuff I can live with.” CBS said the interview was taped Thursday in Los Angeles. Johnston is the twotime fiance of Palin’s eldest daughter, Bristol, and the father of Bristol’s son Tripp.

thrusted the couple into the national spotlight during Sarah Palin’s run as the GOP’s vice presidential candidate in 2008. Johnston has expressed an interest in politics, filing papers last week to run for office in his hometown of Wasilla, Alaska, next year. While he has not officially declared which political office he aspires to, his manager, Tank Jones, has said Johnston is interested in a run for mayor or city council. Earlier this month, Jones confirmed the 20-year-old Johnston planned to run for office as part of a reality TV show. Wasilla is where Palin got her political start, first as a council member and then as mayor. Johnston said he hopes he could be a better mayor of Wasilla than Palin. “I can’t guarantee or promise you anything but I’m gonna try... That’s the goal,” he said. TAS

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 Monday, Aug. 30, Music classes begin, The Community School of The Arts, contact (931)221-7508  Monday, Aug. 30, 5-6:30 p.m., Zumba Pool Party, Foy Pool  Tuesday, Aug. 31-Sept. 26, Wendy’s Zoo and Monster Maze Art Exhibits, Customs House Museum and Cultural Center  Tuesday, Aug. 31, 11 a.m., Global Govs Kickoff, MUC Plaza  Wednesday, Sept. 1, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Involvement Fair and Pamper with the Peay, MUC Plaza  Wednesday, Sept. 1, 7-9 p.m., NavNite, MUC Upstairs  Thursday, Sept. 2, 11:30 a.m.- 1p.m., Pi Sigma Alpha Cookout, MUC Plaza: students, faculty and staff  Thursday, Sept. 2, Noon-4 p.m., Brad Reagan and Paul Fly Exhibit Opening, APSU Downtown Gallery

Bookstore changes to match students’ needs By CHASITY WEBB Features Editor

Like the many changes APSU has been making on and around campus, the Ann Ross bookstore has followed suit. The first change made apparent was the possibility to rent textbooks, for half of the new purchase price, from the bookstore. In order to rent textbooks students must present an active credit card that is to be charged if the rented books are not returned. However, the book rental itself can be paid for using any method including financial aid. All rentals for the fall semester are due back by Friday, Dec. 17. The second change was mostly

initiated to allow more students to afford laptops. APSU’s bookstore now offers silver Dell Latitude D260s. These laptops have a 1.86 GHZ Core 2 duo processor, a 60 GB SATA hard drive, a 1 GB RAM, a DVD CD-RW media drive, a 14.1 WXG video screen, Windows XPP Pro loaded with a 90-day Microsoft Office trial period, a 802.11 a/b/g network card and Intel 945 GM video. These laptops are still available at $429.95. The bookstore is also now offering price matching as part of their many changes. Within 10 days of purchasing a book, if a student finds the same book locally for a lower price, the student may bring their book, receipt and proof of the lower price to the bookstore for a refund of the difference. The bookstore is also offering digital

books. About 20 percent of the books for this semester are available in digital form. These are available for purchase through the bookstore’s website or in the bookstore itself. Lastly, the bookstore is having a clearance sale until Monday, Sept. 6. All clearance items are an extra 10 percent off during this time. It seems that now more than ever, Ann Ross bookstore is realizing what its students need — affordable, convenient textbooks and supplies. The Ann Ross bookstore, located in the Catherine Evans Harvill building, is open Monday through Thurday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays the bookstore is only open for special events. TAS

 Thursday, Sept. 2, 6-9 p.m., Mike Bryant and Mike Robinson, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., Karaoke; Anniversary Celebration, O’Neals Bar and Grill  Friday, Sept. 3, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Sigma Phi 

Epsilon and Chi Omega Cookout, MUC Plaza

 Friday, Sept. 3, 5-7p.m., Rock the Block, MUC Plaza  Saturday, Sept. 4, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Joel Brown, Jazz on the Lawn  Tuesday, Sept. 7, 7:00 p.m., Manifold Art Exhibit, Trahern Art Gallery  Tuesday, Sept. 7, 7-9 p.m., NAACP Peay Soup, AACC  Tuesday, Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m. ,Todd Hill, MMC Concert Hall

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Alex Romero, a sophmore Spanish major, is checking out books at the Ann Ross bookstore.


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Freshman moves in dorm named after grandfather By SHAY GORDON Guest Writer

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Ben Rawlins, freshman, and his father, George Rawlins IV, stand in front of the sign that dedicates Rawlins Hall to their family member.

Amputee plays piano with toes Associated Press

Pianist Liu Wei sits quietly to compose himself before plunging into the music. Then he takes off a sock. The 23-year-old, whose arms were amputated after a childhood accident, plays the piano with his toes. Liu was thrust into the limelight earlier this month when he performed on “China’s Got Talent,” the Chinese version of the TV show that helped make Britain’s Susan Boyle a singing star. “Whatever other people do with their hands, I do with my feet. It’s just that,” says Liu, a tall, slender man who peers shyly from behind dark-rimmed glasses. “China’s Got Talent,” which has also featured disabled modern dancers and breakdancing migrant workers, has been a hit since its launch in July, despite skepticism among some viewers about whether all the participants’ stories are genuine. The Dragon TV program is drawing attention to the hopes and challenges of the disabled and otherwise disadvantaged in China. In his first appearance, Liu received a standing ovation from the audience, many of whom were moved to tears, for a performance of “Mariage D’amour” by Richard Clayderman. During an interview with The Associated Press in Shanghai, where the show is filmed, he played a still unnamed, poignant piece he composed himself. Sitting on a tallish red stool, he removed his shoes and right sock, carefully using his toes to place the sock in his right shoe. (He plays with his left sock on.) He wiped some of the keys with a tissue, and then rested his heels on a velvet-covered, narrow platform before the piano. Time after time, he played the piece gently and flawlessly. Liu, who was 10 when he lost his arms from an electrical shock while playing hide-and-seek, uses his feet to navigate online, eat, dress and brush his teeth. “I wish I could go out driving

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Liu Wei lost his arms to an electric shock while playing hide and seek as a child. He not only learned to do all daily activities with his feet but also play piano.

to have fun. Apart from that, there is really nothing more I want to do,” said Liu, who lives in Beijing. “Music has become a habit for me. It is just like breathing air.” He only began playing the piano in his late teens. “Nobody ever decreed that to play the piano you must use your hands,” he said. Prosthetic limbs don’t interest Liu. He has no need for special support, he said, though he conceded he has often met with discrimination. Disabled people in China, despite efforts to improve conditions, are often forced to beg on the sidewalks. Liu is able to support himself, though he wouldn’t say how. “I have food to eat and clothes to wear and many people caring about me. What is there to be dissatisfied about?” he said. “There are many people without enough to eat. I’m much more fortunate than they are.” Sun Ganlu, a writer and arts critic in Shanghai, said that, whatever the commercial motives behind “China’s Got Talent,” the show is raising awareness in a positive way. “The fact is that people are touched by these great

performers, regardless of whether they are disabled or poor,” he said. “They are struggling in life compared with others, but they also have hobbies and talents to get them through their tough lives.” “It helps people be more aware of whether we are doing too little to help these people,” he added. Liu’s biggest beef is with people who insist on helping him without asking first. “Here, if someone thinks you need help they will just do it. They assume you must want help,” he said. “Foreigners will ask first if you want any help. They will first respect your wishes. In that way, China could make an improvement.” Liu would like to be seen just as a pianist. “Right now, everyone looks at me and says, ‘Oh, Liu Wei has no arms and it’s very difficult for him to play the piano,’” he said. “In the future, I want them to say, ‘Oh he’s good.’ To first notice the work is great, and then say, ‘Liu Wei did it.’ ... What I demand is that my work be so good people won’t notice that my arms are missing.” TAS

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Liu Wei is currently on “China’s Got Talent”, on which he passed the first round with a standing ovation. He began playing the piano in his late teens.

Most students do not know the significance of the residence hall names. However, one freshman in particular could definitely explain the significance of the Rawlins dorms that he will be staying in this year. Ben Rawlins, a freshman this fall, has a very good reason for choosing to live in the Rawlins residence hall. The dorm was named after Ben’s greatgrandfather, George Rawlins Jr., who taught at APSU from 1946 to 1964 and also served as the chair of the chemistry department. When Rawlins and his father were checking out the residence hall options on the APSU website, they both noticed the name of one dorm in particular: Rawlins Hall. The choice seemed rather obvious. “My dad was the one who really wanted me to stay in that dorm,” Rawlins said. “I said, ‘Let’s do it.’” Rawlins Hall was opened during the 1960s when the campus experienced a large increase in enrollment. When Rawlins’ grandfather George Rawlins III, a professor of education and the son of Rawlins Jr., was actively teaching

on the campus, he would often joke that the dorm was named after him. Rawlins III retired in 1998, but was still disappointed to hear that the dorms will be demolished in a few years in order to accommodate new residency halls. However, upon hearing that his grandson will be staying in Rawlins Hall, he was rather pleased. “I think it’s great he requested it,” Rawlins III said. “I just figured he got assigned to it, but I think it’s great he wanted to stay there.” When asked what he will say when his freshman peers question his last name and its ties to the dorm, Rawlin believes he will follow his grandfather’s example and inform them it was named after him. “I’ll definitely try,” he said. “I might pull it over on a few people.” Rawlins will be one of approximately 600 students will be moving onto the APSU campus this fall. Even with the family legacy, Rawlins has never seen the residency hall in person. Like many of his fellow new students, this fall will be a fresh start for him. “I have never even been in Rawlins Hall, so it’ll be totally new,” Rawlins said. “I’m looking forward to it.” TAS

DiCaprio gains restraining order after injury Associated Press

Leonardo DiCaprio has been granted a temporary restraining against a woman he said claims to be his wife and carrying his baby. Court records show Superior Court Judge Carol Boas Goodson granted the order Wednesday against Livia Bistriceanu, 41, of Chicago. “Given this obsessive and harassing behavior, I am frightened of Ms. Bistriceanu and feel that my personal safety, and the personal safety of those around me, is in jeopardy,” DiCaprio wrote in a sworn declaration. An e-mail message sent Friday to Bistriceanu seeking comment was not

immediately returned. DiCaprio’s request included statements from the actor and his security team claiming Bistriceanu had traveled from Chicago to Los Angeles at least twice to try to meet DiCaprio at his home and business office. She refused to leave the properties and acted aggressively, the court filings state. The Academy Awardnominated actor wrote that she “has evidenced a willingness to make physical contact with me regardless of the consequences.” Bistriceanu has been placed on a psychological hold twice, according to the documents. DiCaprio said he has never met Bistriceanu, but

she has sent him numerous handwritten letters. Some were attached to his request for the restraining order and reviewed by the judge. One letter included the greeting, “Dear husband Leo,” and contained statements that Bistriceanu believed DiCaprio was the father of baby Jesus. On Thursday, another woman was ordered to stand trial on a charge of slashing DiCaprio’s face with a piece of glass during a party in 2005. Aretha Wilson pleaded not guilty to assault with a deadly weapon after being returned to Los Angeles from her native Canada. DiCaprio suffered injuries to his face and neck. TAS


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Lady Gov seniors focused despite changes

ALL PHOTOS BY MATEEN SIDIQ | MULTIMEDIA EDITOR

At left, Seniors Sarah Alisaleh, Taylor Skinner, and Jessica Mollman are ready for the regular season. Right, Skinner jumps for the kill during practice.

By MARLON SCOTT Senior Staff Writer

When looking at the Lady Govs 2010 volleyball team from the outside, it is hard to ignore what is missing. Last season the Lady Govs earned a 22-8 regular season record, their second 20-win season in a row, with OVC Player of the Year Stephanie Champine and new head coach Mike Johnson. This season, both of those people are gone. With these missing pieces in mind, the rest of the OVC’s coaches and sports information directors, looking from the outside, picked the 2010 Lady Govs to finish sixth in the

preseason poll. However, new head coach Haley Janicek and the three seniors on the team — Jessica Mollman, Taylor Skinner and Sarah Alisaleh — are on the inside and excited about what they see. Janicek is the third Lady Govs volleyball coach in three years. Last season she was Johnson’s assistant coach. According to APSU Sports Information, Janicek was not surprised about the team’s preseason ranking. “The sixth seed ranking was expected after losing our senior class. It speaks very highly of them and how important they were to our success,” Janicek said. “However, we had an

incredibly productive spring and got better across the board. Our staff is extremely encouraged and has full confidence that our team will be successful this fall.” Expected to lead the team in their success are seniors Skinner, Mollman and Taylor. Each has been with the team through all the coaching changes and agreed this last one has not slowed any of the team’s momentum heading into the season. “It was actually easier to transition from Mike to Haley than it was from coach Hazelwood to Mike because the system is still the same. The offense, defense, everything is still the same, just a new coach,”

Alisaleh said. “As a team we are buying into her. We are excited and behind her all the way,” Skinner said. Alisaleh and Mollman received All-OVC recognition last year. Alisaleh is the team’s leader in assists and is currently ranked third all time in the category. Skinner was second on the team last season with 33 serving aces. Both she and Mollman will start this season with 193 blocks. Only six players in school history have produced more than 200 career blocks. All three seniors agree the team has had an excellent preseason. They are looking forward to playing in the first tournament of the regular

season, the MSU Maroon Classic held in Starkville, Miss. The tournament’s host is coached by Lady Govs former coach Jenny Hazelwood. “We have actually had the best preseason yet, I think. In all four years this is the best preseason we have had,” Alisaleh said. “Everyone has actually meshed together really well. Even our freshmen are catching on.” Mollman is looking forward to facing her old coach. “We worked harder and we worked smarter, so I am really excited,” Mollman said. “It’s definitely going to be a good match. There will be some feelings in there,

ww Check out www.theallstate.org Aug. for a slideshow of the Lady Govs volleyball team during practice.

some emotion. It’s going to feel good either way just to play her, see where she’s at. It’s cool that she gets to see where we are at too.” Regardless of the storylines associated with all the new changes, the seniors said the team is focused on winning. “I think everyone has high expectations and we have an extra drive to win this year,” Alisaleh said. TAS


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FANTASY FOOTBALL JOURNAL | SEASON 4

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Quote: “The only thing better than winning is mocking the loser after.”

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Quote: “I caught a punt naked, in the snow, in Buffalo, for the chance to play in the FFJ.”

Scott created the Fantasy Football Journal in 2007 with the intent of documenting his ascension to a fantasy football league championship. Unfortunately, in three seasons he has yet to earn a title. He has only gotten more ruthless in preparation for season four.

Robinson is a veteran of the FFJ with two seasons under his belt. He quickly established himself as the nicer counterpart/arch-nemesis to Scott. Although he has not one a championship yet, he usually approaches the game well informed and with a smile. Though, attached to his big brain is a lethal tongue.

Shingler earned the nickname Lucky because he jumped in to the mix last season and quickly out scored both Robinson and Scott. He failed to capture the championship. However, he has no reason to believe he can not walk through Robinson and Scott again this season.

Scherer is new to both The All State sports team and the FFJ. With an abundance of confidence and excitement he fits in well with the others so far. However, as a rookie, it may take a while to earn any respect.

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Herring chooses ministry over basketball By DAVID SCHERER Guest Writer

With the start of school just around the corner, most of us are gearing up for another exciting year full of homework, parties and friends back at the Peay. One student, however, has a different agenda. During the past three years, Ashley Herring has been a vital component in the machine known as the Lady Govs basketball team. She averaged over 13 points a game, five rebounds, almost 200 career assists and

over 100 steals. In addition, she was named OVC Tournament MVP last season. Also, she led the team in points against the Lady Vols in the first round of the NCAA tournament. But in her mind, it was all for naught. “I came in my first year and immediately got drawn to the wrong things. I spent nights partying, drinking; falling into sexually immoral relationships and it took my life to a very dark place. I entered a phase of

depression, guilt and shame to where I simply existed and had lost complete happiness in school and basketball.” But it was at this stage she finally found solace in her relationship with God. “It was at that low point that I asked God to touch me and help me and He did. He gave me a new beginning and joy that I’ve never experienced in life before,” Herring said. “That’s why I am standing in my decision because I know how faithful He has been in my life and

I trust Him.” This year would be her fourth and final season in a Lady Gov uniform; instead she decided she has a very different calling, the ministry. During the summer, Herring was able to take part in a program geared toward discovering whether the ministry was her true calling, “The most honest reason I could give anyone as to why I left is because God spoke to me to give Him that time.” When asked about whether or not her teammates and coaches

supported her decision, she received mixed opinions. “Many people who I had to tell about my decision did not understand. Some were supportive and some were not. Many feel like I made the wrong decision or that my gift of basketball was an opportunity to reach others and glorify God,” Herring said. “But the beauty in my life now is that I can finally live to not lean to my own understanding or the understanding of anyone else.” TAS

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Ashley Herring leads and controls the ball during regulation.

FALL SPORTS BREAKDOWN Proof that fall means more than football By MARLON SCOTT Senior Staff Writer

While for many students fall means the start of classes and the end of summer vacation, for a lot of student athletes and their coaches, fall means hope. All the running, lifting, jumping, sweating, eating, kicking and swearing in the heat of summer finally comes to an end in the fall.

Coaches in every sport drill in to their players the mantra “what you do in the offseason, pays off in the regular season.” The following is a list of the sports that begin in the fall and some of the athletes who play them at APSU. Now is the time when predictions fade to the background because everyone is 0-0.

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Senior goalkeeper Carley Newman kicks the ball into play.

Who doesn’t know it is football season? The talented legs of runningbacks Terrence Holt and Ryan White will power the 2010 Govs. The two combined to lead the OVC in rushing last year and plan to do so again this season. Expected to lead them on offense will be redshirt sophomore quarterback Jake Ryan.

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You don’t know what the freshman are going to do until you get them in the first game.” Rick Christophel, head coach

However, White, Holt and Ryan are three of only 15 starters who returned this season. Of those 15, only three are on defense. The rest are made up of new faces including the over 25 freshmen who joined the team this year.

“You don’t know what the freshmen are going to do until you get them in the first game,” said head coach Rick Christopel. “Hopefully, they won’t get too over excited and too nervous, and burn out before they get out there on the playing field.” “We have a good nucleus of guys. If we can keep them healthy and get the freshmen some game experience, I think we will be okay down the road.” The Govs will open the season at home Thursday, September 2, against the Cumberland Bulldogs.

CROSS COUNTRY They are always on the road. All they do is run. Less than 20 people make up the men and women’s cross country teams at APSU and they are hardly recognized except when seen running around campus early in the morning. Unheralded, the two teams will hear the first starting

gun of the season at Belmont on Friday, September 3. They were picked eighth in the OVC preseason poll. However, head coach Doug Molnar told APSU Sports Information he expects his team to finish better than the prediction.

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New Lady Govs volleyball coach, Haley Janicek, runs her team through drills.

I believe we are going to be stronger than both those finishes by the time the championship rolls around.”

“We finished eighth in both the men and women’s competitions last year so that’s probably where we should be picked,” Molnar said. “I believe we are going to be stronger than both those finishes by the time the championship rolls around. I really like theses two teams and how close-knit they are with one another.”

Serve, block, dig, set, and kill. In the Dunn Center the Lady Govs volleyball team is ready to prove they will not miss a step under their third coach in three years, newly promoted Haley Janicek. For two straight seasons, they have won over 20 games in the regular season. However, it’s the post season where they are focused on showing their most improvement.

Junior cross country runner Janelle Avery runs with the pack.

Govs football team prepares for their first game against Cumberland Thursday, Sept. 2.

Doug Molnar, head coach

VOLLEYBALL

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A player like last season’s OVC Player of the Year, Stephanie Champine, cannot be replaced. However, seniors Sarah Alisaleh, Jessica Mollman and Taylor Skinner will be leaving their marks on the court and possibly in the programs record books.

SOCCER The Lady Govs soccer team is already on the field erasing the bad taste of winning only one game last season. They have already scored 15 goals to win their first three games and are looking to continue the streak as hosts of the Lady Govs Invitational. Michelle Johnson is one of seven seniors on the team who are determined to end their career with a winning season. Johnson made the game-winning goal in the 72nd minute of

the Lady Govs game against Lipscomb Monday, Aug. 24. According to APSU Sports Information, she is excited about the way the team is Aug. playing so far. “This is very exciting. We’ve been working really hard this year and we’ve got a lot of talent on this team,” Johnson said. “All the freshmen have contributed and we’ve been creating a lot of scoring opportunities. This is good momentum for our team; it’s looking better every day.”

GOLF They are the best-dressed teams at APSU and usually receive polite claps instead of loud cheers when they play. OVC Champion and Player of the Year, senior Chelsea Harris will start her quest to repeat as champion by playing on the greens in

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Paducah, Ky. at the MSU Drake Creek Invitational Monday, September 13. She is one of the seven total Lady Gov golfers and one of the four seniors on the team. Also swinging clubs in red and white for APSU will be five men led by seniors Brian Balthrop and Luke Sherrod. The “home game” for our golf teams is the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate. It begins Monday, Oct. 18. After the Lady Govs Invitational on Friday, Aug. 27, the Lady Govs will not return home until Tuesday, Sept. 14, against Alabama A&M. TAS

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Freshman forward Andy Quiceno challenges the Lipscomb opponent for the ball.

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