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The Appalachian

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Vol. 86 No. 15

Rock The World: Homecoming 2011 Jackson, Cadet, Quick crucial players in 35-17 Homecoming defeat of Samford by JAKE AMBERG Sports Editor


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Newly introduced sophomore quarterback Jamal Jackson performed exceptionally in his second game last Saturday with 290 passing yards gained and 40 yards in rushing.

amal Jackson continued to prove his worth as an ASU starting quarterback Saturday, leading the Mountaineers to a 3517 victory Homecoming weekend. Jackson threw for 290 yards and two touchdowns, including a 69-yard pass to Brian Quick – his 26th career touchdown and a new Appalachian State record, breaking Bob Agle’s 43-year-old record. Jackson also threw an interception on Appalachian’s first possession. “We were sloppy in the beginning,” Jackson said. “We had to settle back down. The defense had some good stops, so kudos to the defense.” Late in the first half, Appalachian punted from their 25-yard line, but Samford was called for running into the kicker – giving ASU another chance. One play later, Jackson hit Quick on a deep slant pass and the speedy receiver out-ran the Bulldog’s secondary to set ASU’s receiving touchdown record. “I was hoping that he threw it low, because that was the only place he could have put it,” Quick said. “It was a perfect throw. It was the way I wanted it – just like we’ve practiced.” Travaris Cadet rushed for an ASU season high of 145 yards, scored two touchdowns and added 108 return yards, highlighted by a 37-yard punt return early in the third quarter. Cadet’s rushing total was the second highest of his career, but the running back wasn’t completely happy with his performance. “I’m never satisfied,” Cadet said. “It could have been better. There are some things I left out there.”

The Mountaineers, who have lost starting cornerback Ed Gainey and linebacker Lanston Tanyi to university suspension, started a familiar face at cornerback – former starting quarterback DeAndre Presley. In his first-ever defensive start, Presley forced a fumble on Sanford’s second drive, then finished with six unassisted tackles. “It felt great,” Presley said. “I got picked on all week that I wouldn’t hit no one, but my first tackle was a forced fumble.” Jackson was ecstatic about Presley’s performance at his new position. “That’s like my brother, man,” Jackson said. “He did a heck of a job. I didn’t know he could hit like that. I’ve learned a lot from him since I’ve been here. I don’t even have words to explain that guy. I love that man. I don’t think blood could make us any closer and hey, look out. It looks like the SoCon has a new corner.” The Mountaineers were able to hold Samford’s high-scoring offense in check for most of the game. Appalachian outgained Samford 519 yards to 380. “We were going to go out and do our game plan and we know what kind of outstanding athlete DeAndre Presley is,” Samford head coach Pat Sullivan said. “We weren’t going to go and pick on one guy.” Appalachian will host the No. 1 ranked Georgia Southern Eagles Saturday. A win against the Eagles, who currently have the best offense and defense in the Southern Conference, would put the Mountaineers back on top of the SoCon standings – and on the inside track to win one of the toughest conferences in FCS football.

Appalachian State University alumni return for Homecoming weekend festivities by ANNE BUIE Senior News Reporter

Returning to Appalachian State University for Homecoming weekend is a time-honored tradition among Appalachian State University alumni – and the tradition held strong this weekend. 1975 graduate Jim King said he has returned for Homecoming each year, meeting up with friends he attended the university with. King noted that the Homecoming parade has improved as Appalachian continues to grow. “Floats get better,” he said. “I think we have the number one kazoo band in the country. They’ve been around a long time.” Martha and Brad Adcack graduated from the university in 1975 and 1976, respectively. Their son and daughter graduated in 2006 and in 2011. The Adcacks said they continue to attend Homecoming to celebrate their “glory days.” “We just like seeing old friends, the spirit of the games and Olivia Wilkes | The Appalachian how much it’s grown as the years have passed,” Brad Adcack Newly crowned homecoming king and queen, sophomore psychology major said. In the ‘70s, Homecoming didn’t involve the theme – so Tobi Olofintuyi and junior public relations major Lauren DeGeare, pose during halftime of Saturday afternoon's homecoming football game. “Rock the World” was a new concept for the couple. “It was interesting to see how the theme was integrated into the floats,” Martha Adcack said. 1985 graduate Tom Dovel said he has missed only one homecoming game in the past 20-some years. He noted that Appalachian game days have improved since his time at the university. “It’s a little better now that the team is doing better and the people Overall Greek Winner: Alpha Delta Pi are more into game day,” Tom Dovel said. “Game days are much better Overall Club Winner: Teaching Fellows now than they were then, when I was in school. They’re more festive Overall UFO Winner: Appalachian Ambassadors now.” Dovel’s daughter, Natalie, is a freshman psychology major at Overall Housing Winner: East Hall Appalachian. “My dad’s best friends now are still his friends from App,” Natalie Homecoming King: Tobi Olofintyi Dovel said. “It made me want even more to go here, to meet all the (Sigma Kappa) great people. He never forced me here or coerced me into going here, but his love for App just made me love it too.” Homecoming Queen: Lauren DeGeare Tom Dovel said he was thrilled that his daughter decided to attend (Newland Hall) Appalachian. “There’s nowhere else like it,” he said. “I’d do it all again if I could.” Source: Jana Vise, Student Programs

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University launches $200 million ‘Campaign for Appalachian’ by HANK SHELL News Editor

Appalachian State University’s 2011 Homecoming meant more than just football and lip-syncing. This year’s Homecoming marked the kickoff of the Campaign for Appalachian, the largest fundraising campaign in the university’s history. “This should really have a tremendous impact on this university and the whole reason we do this is to give you – the student – the best education we can,” Vice Chancellor for University Advancement Susan Pettyjohn said. The goal of the campaign is to raise $200 million by Dec. 31, 2014. $115 million has been raised already, $10 million of which is from the second-largest donation in the university’s history. The campaign is seeking support from all

members of the Appalachian community to reach its goals – including students. “It’s really in everyone’s best interest to participate in the campaign because we are raising money for every aspect of Appalachian,” said Kim Stark, associate executive director of alumni affairs and annual giving. Though some believe the campaign’s purpose is to address recent state budget cuts, Stark said the campaign has been in the works since July 1, 2007. “The priorities for the strategic plan and the direction of the university was really the reason why we started the campaign,” Pettyjohn said. The campaign is comprehensive, meaning it seeks to support all areas under the umbrella of three main priorities – academics, art and athletics. About 70 percent of the $200 million will go toward academics, with the remaining 30 percent

going toward arts and athletics – though donors can choose where their donations are used, Pettyjohn said. Most of the money already raised is for program and scholarship support, areas where there is the “greatest need,” Pettyjohn said. Though University Advancement is spearheading the campaign, students are already brainstorming ways to get involved. Student Government Association President Lauren Estes wants graduating students to donate an amount equal to their year at their commencement ceremony – essentially handing a check for $20.12 to Chancellor Peacock when they walk across the stage. “The university has some million dollar donors, which is great, but there’s no shame in donating $10 or $20,” Estes said. For more information on the Campaign for Appalachian, visit

Drive for scholarship fund begins by HANK SHELL News Editor

Appalachian State University alumni, faculty and friends gathered Sunday to announce a fundraising drive for the new Dr. Willie C. Fleming Scholarship Fund. The fund, created by a committee of African-American alumni, will work toward the recruitment and retention of African-American students at Appalachian. “Right now ASU doesn’t have as many diversity scholarships to give out to students and one of the biggest reasons why African-Americans students don’t attend Appalachian is because the financial packages aren’t as big as other schools like Charlotte and Carolina,” said Glen Steadman, Student Government Association treasurer and president of the Pi Nu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha. “We don’t have the money to do it so with this scholarship, now we can actually compete with these the other schools and have more scholarships available for students.” The fund seeks to raise $100,000 by the end of this year, and a grand total of $500,000 dollars by 2014. $50,000 has already been raised, including a $32,000 donation by Alpha Phi Alpha. “It was one of those things where our fraternity felt as if it was the least we could do,” Steadman said. “It’s not at all the end of what we’re going to do, but it’s going to be something that we continue to push forward.” During the dedication ceremony in Plemmons Student Union’s Blue Ridge Ballroom, friends, family and colleagues intimated their affection for the man the scholarship is named after. Fleming, a 1980 and 1984 Appalachian alumnus, founded the ASU Gospel Choir, the Black Student Association (BSA), was a founding member of the Black Faculty and Staff Association, a charter member of Pi Nu and the first advisor for minority students, just to name a few of his accomplishments. “He’s one of those guys that truly made a difference on campus as soon as he got there and was always an advocate for African-Americans whenever they needed him,” Steadman said. “He was just that kind of willing person to help and I think that this scholarship is really a true testament to who he is and it’s something that he deserves and it’s due time that he receive this name recognition.” Fleming’s work at Appalachian continues to touch those who follow in his footsteps. “I believe the Dr. Willie C. Fleming Scholarship Fund is an honor to the man who has so much to do with the path I have followed here at Appalachian,” said BSA President Ashley Thompson, junior psychology major. “As the President of the Black Student Association and a former member of the ASU Gospel Choir I am so grateful for his contribution to Appstate.” Those who want to contribute to the Dr. Willie C. Fleming Scholarship Fund can contact LaTanya Afolayan in University Advancement. “Education is the key to so many doors and the lack of funds is often the reason many students do not make it to college,” Thompson said. “Receiving the Dr. Willie C. Fleming Scholarship Fund would only be the beginning of an amazing life on the mountain.”



• October 25, 2011

Appalachian Health Services to offer free flu vaccinations for students during two-day clinic by MIKE RUTLEDGE

Intern News Reporter


ppalachian State University Student Health Services will host free flu vaccine clinics Tuesday and Wednesday, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Vaccines will be available free for all students, faculty and staff. The event, dubbed “Kiss Me! I’m Immunized,” will be held in the Health Services building Tuesday and in the Student Recreation Center Wednesday. “It has never been offered [free of cost] before,” Head Immunization and Allergy Nurse Jill Venable said. “I was not expecting it, but students are high risk, so it makes sense.” Some students said this will make the vaccine more effective. “It is very beneficial to offer these shots to students because we’re all broke,” junior health promotions major Rachel Thompson said. “It is getting out to more of the

population because most students will only take advantage of it since it is being offered free of charge.” Health Services employee Mary Holston said she expects a high level of participation in the clinic. “It’s a big deal because it is a two-day clinic,” Holston said. Four nurses will be on hand to administer the shot – a hybrid immunization designed to prevent four different strains of influenza. Those who received last year’s shot still need to be vaccinated this year, Venable said. “The flu shot is yearly,” she said. “It is one of those sneaky things. It changes. H1N1 – swine flu – is now part of the seasonal vaccine. The most probable strains are picked out and included.” There is a limited supply of the vaccine, so students will have the best chance of receiving one if they show up early. AppCards are required to receive a vaccination. “Even if students are healthy, they may be helping the greater good by getting it,” Venable said.

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Appalachian Recreation Management Association hosts Black Saturday 5k by DANIELLE WATKINS Intern Lifestyles Reporter

Appalachian’s Recreation Management Association (RMA) will host a Black Saturday 5k Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Holmes Convocation Center. Four students from Professor Stephanie West’s recreation program planning class have worked alongside Director of Health Promotions Sherri Wilson and senior recreation management major Paul Leak to plan the race. “This 5k is for the students, by the students and of the students,” Leak said. The course for the race runs through Appalachian’s campus and includes hills, stairs and a run through the Kidd Brewer Stadium parking lot. Pre-registration will remain open until tomorrow

for a fee of $15. Students can also register the day of the event at 7 a.m. for $20. Participants will receive a t-shirt on a first come, first serve basis. Volunteers for the event are also needed and can sign up on the Black Saturday 5K website at One important goal of the event is to spread the word about the recreation management major and the various career opportunities it offers, Leak said. “This major is more than just play,” Leak said. “The Black Saturday 5k is about showing that this major is serious.” The goal for the Black Saturday 5k is to raise $1,500, which will be donated to the Recreation Management Association Scholarship Fund. The event is a learning

opportunity for recreation management students, teaching them how to organize, plan, finance and promote a recreational event. “As a result of this experience, the program planning course consistently ranks the highest by students in terms of which course they found most beneficial for their capstone internship experience,” West said. Leak, who has taken the course before, said his previous experience helps him work as an advisor for the students and an assistant to Wilson, who is the supervisor for the project. Wilson said the event was scheduled specifically on Black Saturday so that they “could try to tie it into a school rivalry.” Appalachian will play Georgia Southern University later that afternoon.

Watauga Global Community reunites by ABBI PITTMAN Intern News Reporter

The Watauga Global Community (WGC) hosted a reunion Saturday celebrating 40 years at Appalachian State University. The two-year residential learning community, known for its diverse collection of students and unique learning environment, began in 1972. The pioneering “Wataugans” were invited to visit current Watauga teachers and explore the Living and Learning Center (LLC), where the program is now based. Freshman Wataugan and undecided major Emily Wolschlag volunteered to give tours of the LLC to former Wataugans. She described them as “quirky and really nice, so easy to talk to. They were obviously from Watauga.” The WGC, initially called Watauga College, is based on small lecture classes and inter-disciplinary learning and stresses community among its residents. The WGC is also known for being indescribable. “That’s part of its charm,” Wolschlag saidNobody knows what it is.” One of the original Wataugans who attended the reunion, Brent Folsom-Kovarik, said he was drawn to Watauga because it

seemed “avant-garde and counter culture.” “I heard that we were going to do weird things, and I wanted to do weird things,” he said. In the seventies when Folsom-Kovarik attended Appalachian, Watauga College had a reputation for being very accepting and liberal. Many Wataugans attended anti-war protests and went on hunger strikes, including Folsom-Kovarik. “We were the hippie crew on campus,” he said. Today, the WGC is still described as unusual. “This eclectic group of people just fits together,” Wolschlag said. In 1972 Watauga College residents lived together in Watauga Hall, the first co-ed dorm on Appalachian’s campus. Folsom-Kovarik said that girls and boys living in the same building was a “radical concept at the time.” The WGC program was almost cancelled because of the controversies surrounding co-ed dorms, he said. “Meeting the original Wataugans was so cool,” Wolschlag said. “Because then you think like, hey, forty years from now, we’re going to be in their shoes, coming back to see what Watauga has become.” For more information on the WGC visit

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Diane Israel brings ‘Beauty Mark’ to Boone by EMMALEE ZUPO Intern Lifestyles Reporter

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Kansas performed last Thursday with the Appalachian Symphony Orchestra at Farthing Auditorium. The concert was part of Kansas’ 2011 Collegiate Symphony Tour.

Kansas show a learning experience for Appalachian Symphony Orchestra by MEGAN WRAPPE Intern Lifestyles Reporter


he 41-year-old rock band Kansas performed for a sold-out crowd last Thursday at Appalachian State University’s Farthing Auditorium, alongside the Appalachian Symphony Orchestra. “As a conductor, I was more than pleased that the orchestra score was designed with a fabulous understanding of the symphonic language on the part of the musical arranger, Mr. Larry Baird,” symphony conductor Eduardo Vargas said. “The addition of a symphony orchestra to a rock concert essentially turns the show into a 3-D experience for our audience.” The concert was part of Kansas’ Collegiate Symphony Tour. The band’s sponsor, D’Addario strings, donated $5,000 in cash and in-kind gifts to the Hayes School of Music. The funds will be used to purchase new instruments and to sponser scholarships for music students. Thursday night’s merchandise

The next stop on Kansas’ Collegiate Symphony Tour is the University of Central Florida. For more Kansas tour dates, visit sales will benefit the Hayes School as well. “We’re entering the twilight of our career and we felt like we should give back a little,” bassist Billy Greer said. Kansas, the band behind “Dust in the Wind” and Carry on My Wayward Son” formed in Topeka, Kansas in 1970 and released its first self-titled album in 1974. “We started as a way for our wives to get us out of the house and have been doing it for the better part of four decades now,” Greer said. The set list for Thursday’s show included Kansas’ classic hits along with other pieces, like “Point of Know Return” and

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Kansas signed autographs for fans after performing last Thursday with the Appalachian Symphonic Orchestra at Farthing Auditorium.

“Fight Fire with Fire.” Though it has been nearly 35 years since most of the songs were released, audience members sang along with the band throughout the night. Few symphony members knew Kansas’ music when they were provided with the score three weeks prior, but all

had it memorized after eight rehearsals. “I feel like more schools should do shows like this,” senior music education major and symphony member Melissa Chappell said. “The practice schedule and the music may be strict, but it is totally worth the work.”

ALFA offers free HIV screenings for students by EMMALEE ZUPO Intern Lifestyles Reporter

The AIDS Leadership Foothills-Area Alliance (ALFA), along with Appalachian State University’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Center and the Multicultural Center, will host free HIV screenings today in the Linville Falls room in Plemmons Student Union from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ALFA, also recognized as Advancing Life, Fighting AIDS, will provide free, confidential screenings on campus every semester as a way to encourage students to get tested despite any fears or

By the numbers 13 percent of all new STD infections are amongst persons aged 13 to 24. 1 in 4 people who are infected with HIV do not know they have it. Every 9.5 minutes, somebody in the U.S. is infected with HIV. An estimated 56,300 Americans become infected with HIV each year.

stigmas revolving around the illness, David Zealey, director of outreach and education at ALFA, said. “The reality is, yes, we are talking about sex and sex is something that the majority of people do,” Zealey said. “And this illness can be transmitted via sexual activity and it can be fatal, so it’s very important that when there’s a disease that can potentially be fatal and can be transmitted from something that most people engage in, that people get tested for it regularly.” HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks key parts of the immune system that fight against infection and, unlike most other viruses, cannot be cleared out by the immune system. Over time, the virus can damage the immune system so that it is no longer able to fight infection or disease, which can lead to an AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) diagnosis as the result of a badly damaged immune system, according to Mark Rasdorf, graduate assistant for the LGBT center and Madelyn Rindal | The Appalachain clinical mental health LGBT Graduate Assistant Mark Rasdorf talks about counsel graduate student, the changing face of HIV/AIDS. The LGBT Center and is also involved in raising the Multicultural Center is offering free and confidential awareness for the event and HIV/AIDS testing Tuesday in the Linville Falls room in talked about how the event Plemmons Student Union.


helps to abolish social stigmas. “Long ago, HIV went beyond the parameters of the core group of people who were infected with this disease, which is gay men,” Rasdorf said. “Anyone who is sexually active – anyone – needs to know their HIV status.” Although testing can be nerve-wracking Emilee Gribben, sophomore sociology major and coordinator for the event, said it’s important to know your status. “The people working with ALFA seem like really cool people, so I hope that people feel comfortable coming to get tested, because it can seem scary,” Gribben said. “I think people should come and get tested though, because it’s better to find out earlier if you do have it. You can avoid an AIDS diagnosis.” For those interested in getting tested, there is no appointment necessary, but the screenings will only be able to accommodate 60 to 70 people at a maximum and the last test will be taken at 4:30 p.m. “Nobody’s going to rush that process, no matter how many students are waiting,” Rasdorf said. “Each person will get the attention that they need.” Students will be administered a fingerprick blood test by a trained ALFA professional in a one-on-one setting and results will be ready within 15 minutes. “The treatment of the disease has changed so radically in 20 years that people are now living many, many years with HIV,” Rasdorf said. “It has become a long term treatable illness. It’s still scary as hell, but with treatment you can live a full, happy, productive life.”

Diane Israel had no experience with filmmaking when she started developing her film “Beauty Mark” ten years ago – but she had drive, dedication and anger. Now, Israel is a psychotherapist with her own practice and a professor of transpersonal psychology at Colorado’s Naropa University – and she’s an important member of the High Country community, even from a distance. “Beauty Mark” sparked a movement in Boone, which has since developed into the High Country Beauty Mark Coalition. The organization holds a yearly “Month to Celebrate You” in October and hosts events to increase positive self-image in the area. As an attempt to foster that goal, the coalition has arranged for the showing of “Beauty Mark” every year for the past three years, as well as opportunities to talk to Israel. A screening of the film will take place Tuesday, from 7 to 9 p.m. in I.G. Greer Auditorium, and Israel will speak wednesday, from 10 to 11 a.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Multicultural Center. But it all started with Israel’s frustration with body image, which she said began when she realized how obsessed people are with the definition of beauty portrayed by the media. “I was so angry that when I was working with women to see what they wanted to work on in terms of empowering their lives, they wanted to work on two things – how to fit into a smaller pair of pants and how to keep their kids from having eating disorders,” said Israel. “Those two issues made me so f--king angry that I decided to make a movie about why, why, why is our culture so obsessed with external beauty.” In the film, Israel focuses on her struggle with self-image issues and eating disorders. As a driven athlete, she found herself burnt out after years of pushing herself too hard. “If you watch the film, it’s really two stories,” Israel said. “It’s the beauty story – the industry story, the media story – and my story, woven together.” Kathie Billing a registered nurse and the owner of Boone’s Soul Moving Yoga, is a friend of Israel’s and was instrumental in bringing her to Boone each year. “I guess my hope in bringing her here was to bring some awareness to the community and the leaders in the community, like teachers and coaches,” Billing said. “One thing that I really like about Diane is that she’s very real with a really kind and gentle heart. I think people and kids really want that realness and that openness.” Denise Lovin, a psychologist for Appalachian’s Counseling Center and a founding member of the Beauty Mark Coalition, said people who have spoken to Israel once always want to talk to her again. “Diane will come and speak to individual departments at the school and it’s really telling that these groups want to have her back again the next year,” Lovin said. “She’s very passionate about what she does and what she believes in and people like being around that. That’s beauty, really.” Israel is currently working on several projects oriented around fostering a sense of community. “To me, you are who you are, with all of your strengths and inadequacies,” Israel said. “It’s now. You don’t have to wait. You don’t have to wait to change yourself and to change the world. This is one struggling human being trying to say that we’re all in this together.”

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Diane Israel’s film, “Beauty Mark: Body Image & the Race for Perfection” is to be presented at IG Greer Cinema on Tuesday, today at 7pm.



• October 25, 2011

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Jim Wand hypnotizes Appalachian audience by CASEY SUGLIA Intern Lifestyles Reporter


fter the Homecoming pep rally last Friday night, students made their way to Farthing Auditorium for a free performance by world-renowned hypnotist and entertainer Jim Wand. Wand, who has entertained audiences at Appalachian State University since 1997, said he was eager to return to Boone. “The students here are a lot more laid-back and creative than students at other schools around the country,” Wand said. “The creativity is expansive.” Though Wand’s show got off to a late start, around 30 minutes behind schedule, he was greeted by a cheering crowd. “I am more than willing to be hypnotized and jump out of my seat when he calls for volunteers,” said business administration graduate student Charles Chuang, who ended up being hypnotized during the show. Wand took a mix of 26 students as volunteers, putting each of them – along with some willing audience members – under hypnosis. Wand warned audience members that in order to be hypnotized, volunteers had to be willing to be put under. Most importantly, he said, no one who tried to hard to become hypnotized would slip under. Wand’s show was advertised as R-rated, and he didn’t disappoint. The hypnotist made allusions to threesomes, had volunteers reveal their biggest fantasies and asked them to use the best pickup line they could come up with. Many students had no problem embarrassing themselves for the sake of entertainment. “I thought I had only been up on stage for a few minutes,” said Chuang, who was on stage for the entire two-hour performance. Jeff Peterson is the special events chairperson for Appalachian Popular Programming Society (APPS), which hosted Wand. He said hypnotists bring a spectacle to campus that most people aren’t accustomed to. “It’s all real, too,” Peterson said. “There are no gimmicks. The shows also bring an element of comedy that isn’t very common at Appalachian, especially compared to the demand and amount of musical events APPS brings.” Wand said he feels the energy of the audience at the end of each night he performs onstage. “You know, it’s a rush,” he said. “It’s a high, because you’re up there and your adrenaline starts flowing, and everybody’s into it, so its almost like being a rock star. You’ve got everyone in the audience captivated, everyone up there entranced, and everything just flows and starts coming together and is just a wonderful experience.”

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Jim Wand entertained the audience at Farthing Auditorium with his hypnotism act Friday night after the homecoming pep rally. Wand has performed at the university each year since 1997.

Information on hypnosis - One hour of hypnotism is equal to eight hours of sleep. - Students can utilize the power of hypnotism to help with the motivation to study, memory, and test taking. - Hypnosis allows people to tap into their unknown potential and utilize more than what they think they’re capable of. - Hypnosis is completely safe and there is no possible way to get locked into it. Sources: Jim Wand

Appalachian Recreation Management Association hosts Black Saturday 5k, provides practical experience for majors by DANIELLE WATKINS Intern Lifestyles Reporter

Appalachian’s Recreation Management Association (RMA) will host a student-organized Black Saturday 5k Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Holmes Convocation Center. Four students from Professor Stephanie West’s recreation program planning class have worked alongside Director of Health Promotions Sherri Wilson and senior recreation management major Paul Leak to plan the race. “This 5k is for the students, by the students and of the students,” Leak said. The course for the race runs through Appalachian’s campus and includes hills, stairs and a run through the Kidd Brewer Stadium parking lot before ending back at the Convocation Center. Awards will be given to the first and second place male and female in each of the six categories: freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, graduate student and alumni, as well as to the top three overall participants. Pre-registration will remain open until tomorrow for a fee of $15. Students can also register the day of the event at 7 a.m. for $20. Participants will receive a t-shirt on a first come, first serve basis. Volunteers for the event are also needed and can sign up on the Black Saturday 5K website at One important goal of the event is to spread the word about the recreation management major and the various career opportunities it offers, he said. “This major is more than just play,” Leak said. “The Black Saturday 5k is about showing that this

major is serious.” Over 200 students are involved with and run the RMA. The goal for the Black Saturday 5k is to raise $1,500, which will be donated to the Recreation Management Association Scholarship Fund, Leak said. The event is a learning opportunity for recreation management students, teaching them how to organize, plan, finance and promote a recreational event. “The recreation management major strives to incorporate as many hands-on learning opportunities as possible into our curriculum,” West said. The project is designed to prepare students for the managerial duties that await them in recreational careers. “As a result of this experience, the program planning course consistently ranks the highest by students in terms of which course they found most beneficial for their capstone internship experience,” West said. Leak, who has taken the course before, said his previous experience helps him to work as an advisor for the students and an assistant to Wilson, who is the supervisor for the project. “As a supervisor, my job is to give them a handson experience for everything they learn in class,” Wilson said. Wilson said the event was scheduled specifically on Black Saturday so that they “could try to tie it into a school rivalry.” Appalachian will play Georgia Southern University later that afternoon.

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Students raise awareness to free Leonard Peltier by RYAN NAGY

Senior Lifestyles Reporter

Over the last two weeks, Forrest Yerman has sat in Plemmons Student Union during his lunch break behind a table and a trifold that read “Free Leonard Peltier.” Yerman, an English Nathan Cullitan | The Appalachian graduate student, said his goal was to raise Forest Yerman sits in Plemmon’s Student student awareness Union during his lunch break to inform of the wrongful students about Leonard Peltier. Peltier has imprisonment of a been imprisoned since 1976. Native American activist. Yerman said the main force “Very few people know about behind Peltier is the Leonard Peltier him,” he said. “You don’t learn Defense Offense Committee, about him in high school classes LPDOC. He said this group is or most college-level history Peltier’s “legal team” in a sense. The courses. You have to be in a specific group runs Peltier’s official website environment to hear about him.” and are responsible for starting a Yerman said he is trying to bring recent petition to free Peltier from that specific environment to Boone prison. by helping to promote the Free The petition is being run Leonard Peltier movement. through a new website called “We Leonard Peltier is a Native the People” at The American who was arrested in website was created by the Obama 1976 for charges of murder of two administration to encourage FBI agents. He stood trial in 1977 citizens to be a part of agenda and was found guilty on April 19, setting by policy makers in the according to whoisleonardpeltier. United States. info. The Free Leonard Peltier Much of the evidence and petition, which was created on testimony used in the trial are now Sept. 22, reached its requirement viewed as controversial or false, of 5,000 signatures on Oct. 14, Yerman said. according to data from whitehouse. The Free Leonard Peltier gov/petitions. movement is an The White attempt to grant House promised to Peltier clemency, review any petition meaning he would reaches “Even if we were able that be released from the required to generate a dozen prison immediately. signatures. or so signatures on This power lies Boddie said it is the petition, we felt with President hard to guess how we would be doing a Obama and cannot the White House smallpart for a huge be overruled by will respond. He cause.” Congress, Yerman said he hopes the said. petition will open Lamonte Boddie L a m o n t e a window for Native American Boddie, senior more information Council President communication to be shared and studies major and revealed about the president of the subject. Native American Council, worked “I believe that by reaching the with Yerman to raise student goal of 5,000 signatures we prove awareness of Peltier. Boddie is to the president that people are not a Native American from the going to forget about Mr. Peltier Haliwa-Saponi Nation of North or ignore the injustice at hand,” Carolina and Nansemond Nation Boddie said. “This is a statement of southeast Virginia. by and for Native and non-Native He said the decision to join the people across the country.” Free Leonard Peltier movement Yerman said if the petition is was an easy one. denied, he is ready to start the “As a Native American, my process over again. decision was very easy,” Boddie said. “I’m prepared to sit out here “Given the chance to help a person as long as it takes to give him in need, especially in a situation freedom,” he said. such as this, is how I was raised. I Yerman is also trying to create have always been and will always be a chapter of the LPDOC at an advocate for my people and all Appalachian. He said it will have people for that matter.” close ties with the Native American Yerman recently became a Council and he hopes to create it in member of the Native American the spring semester of 2012. Council, after contacting Boddie For more information, to ask if the club wanted to get visit and involved.


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Students should learn to adapt, work hard after loss of 24/5



October 25, 2011 •

Anne Buie I’m currently sitting in the Wired Scholar with a security guard and six other students I’ve never met before. It’s three in the morning and we’re probably all going to end up pulling an infamous all-nighter. The fact that the library is closed isn’t going to deter us. The library is no longer offering 24/5 services – and it’s not a popular decision. The library, however, is making the effort to accommodate us while balancing a difficult budget. But instead of being gracious, students are still choosing to complain about

the loss of library hours. Between the atrium and the Wired Scholar, students have plenty of resources to do their work – computers, printers and comfortable chairs to curl up in. It’s time to stop complaining and learn how to make the most of a bad situation. Lesson number one – learn to adapt in disruptive environments. In the real work field, your boss is going to give you tasks to complete and he or she isn’t going to care if you are surrounded by disruptions all day long. Your work will need to be done by a certain time and if it’s not – consider yourself fired. Completing the task may not be that difficult, but imagine sharing an office with the office gossiper who won’t shut up for a minute. Your boss isn’t going to care about your excuses, so keep them to yourself and

learn to work in disruptive you want true satisfaction environments. because you worked hard, If you want to keep your just put yourself in an job, you have to learn to area that allows you to get adapt. Tune distracted your coworker and learn to out and force overcome “IT’S TIME TO yourself to t h o s e STOP COMstay focused distractions. on the task at Losing the PLAINING AND hand. 24/5 library LEARN HOW Similarly, I services isn’t TO MAKE THE know dorms ideal but there aren’t exactly MOST OF A BAD is something ideal to study to be gained SITUATION.” in. But if from it. Stop something focusing on needs to be the negative done, you may have to and focus on finding accept them as your only something to take away viable option. from this experience. Lesson number two – Oh, and if you still can’t learn about the value of figure out a lesson to learn, working hard. I’ll help you out. Believe me, I know the Learn to adapt. Learn to library has some undeniable work hard for something pull that makes people work you want. harder – it’s why library allnighters are so satisfying. Buie, a freshman English But that’s simply because and middle grades education the library is designed as major from Charlotte, is a a work environment. If senior news reporter.

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The Appalachian welcomes Letters to the Editor. Letters should be 250 words or less and include the author’s name, ASU Box, phone number, classification and campus affiliation, if any. The Appalachian reserves the right to decline publication of any letter and to edit letters for the purpose of clarity and space. Although we are unable to acknowledge those letters we cannot publish, we appreciate the interest and value the views of those who take the time to send us their comments. Letters should be submitted electronically via our Web site or e-mail. Letters may also be mailed to “Letter to the Editor,” The Appalachian, ASU Box 9025, Boone, N.C. 28608. Letters may also be brought to the newsroom, located on the second floor of Plemmons Student Union.

Quote Of The Day “These two issues made me so f--king angry that I decided to make a movie about why, why, why, is our culture so obsessed with external beauty.”

Even the smallest contribution shows your support and appreciation for Appalachian.

Diane Israel

Filmaker, “Beauty Mark”


Students should give to Campaign for Appalachian It’s no secret that we are facing historically challenging circumstances. Cuts to the University of North Carolina system budget have continued to spread their influence across campus – and it’s not hard to see that things are changing. Appalachian is attempting to weather the storm through the Campaign for Appalachian – the largest fundraising campaign in the university’s history, set to raise $200,000 by 2014. The campaign has raised $115,000,000 so far. $10 million of that amount came from a single donor, in the second-largest donation in the university’s history. It goes without saying that these keynote donations are unbelievably important and The Appalachian would like to express its gratitude to every person who has donated funds to the campaign. This is our university, our education and our future, and those who support its continuing health deserve our deepest gratitude. But ultimately, we want the student body to know that small gifts matter too. We are all students, and very few of us can afford to make a $10 million donation – or even a $100 donation – to the campaign. But we can give $10, or $20. Or – as Student Government Association President Lauren Estes said – you can give $20.12. Estes’ vision is for every student graduating in the spring to make a gift equal to their year, placing a check for $20.12 in the Chancellor’s hand when they walk across the stage. We would like to encourage all graduating students to get on board with Estes’ plan – we will be. And if you’re not graduating quite yet, find another way to contribute to the campaign. Make a donation online at or over the phone at 828262-2090. You can even make a $10 donation by texting APPSTATE to 50555. If you’re reading this, it’s likely that you were lucky enough to receive an Appalachian education – lucky enough to have an incomparable college experience at this beautiful university. When we make even the smallest gift, we’re investing in a community that has invested deeply in us – and we’re giving future generations a chance to experience that as well.

Aaron Fairbanks | Editorial Cartoonist

Staff Opinion

Game-goers should take initiative, recycle Kelli Straka When mobs of black and gold fans flock into Boone on game day, I’ll admit it – my head swells with pride that alumni and fans from far and wide come just to watch an Appalachian State University football game. But my pride quickly deflates when I see the trash left behind after each game day. For a school that is notorious for encouraging

green initiatives, it would seem like the fans would do the same. Appalachian epitomizes sustainability with programs such as Recycle at the Rock, the goal to have LEED certified buildings, its ever-growing sustainable development program, the windmill, our successful solar decathlon group and so much more. It’s just such a shame that the fans who come for game day don’t seem quite as excited about our green accomplishments. Even if our some of our fans are the ones donating money for these types of green initiative projects, it’s not asking too much to pick up your own trash. It’s beyond irksome that

I have to dance my way to use it. class the next day just to And Appalachian has avoid stepping on an empty trashcans for trash that’s beer can or broken glass. not recyclable—trust me, There are I’ve seen them so many other before. It’s options to pure laziness “IT’S BEYOND take care of to leave trash IRKSOME your own trash behind. rather than So for the THAT I HAVE leaving on the home TO DANCE MY next ground. game, all I ask Recycle at WAY TO CLASS is for the trashy the Rock has THE NEXT DAY individuals green trash JUST TO AVOID who normally bags available litter to make STEPPING ON for tailgaters the smallest AN EMPTY to put their effort and r e c y c l e d throw away BEER CAN.” products in your trash. and leave on the ground. You don’t even Straka, a sophomore have to take your trash journalism major from anywhere. It’s just too Hickory, is a senior news simple of a system not to reporter.


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Emerging leaders helps you grow

Want to meet people? Not sure what you want to get involved with in college? Want to develop your leadership skills? Then apply for Emerging Leaders for the Fall Semester. Emerging Leaders is a fun, interactive and dynamic leadership program created for students interested in personal growth and leadership development. The program explores these topics through community building. There are 10 consecutive weeks and an overnight retreat. The program is offered on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evenings. Apply on the CSIL website at www.csil.appstate. edu or call the CSIL office for more information at 262-6252.

SDR helps you with involvement

Each student at Appalachian State University has an official co-curricular transcript. Involvement, leadership positions, on-campus employment, awards, leadership programs etc. can be listed on the transcript. Visit to see what your options are for involvement. Start building your experiences today.

Need help getting involved?

The Center for Student Involvement and Leadership is available for advising appointments. Schedule a time today to talk with a professional in the office to determine your best plan of action. Get out, meet people and make a difference. Call 262-6252, or visit the CSIL website at www.csil.appstate. edu, drop by Room #219 for more information.

Leadership Forum for all students

The Appalachian Leadership Forum is a 1/2 day leadership conference open to all students and members of the community. A wide variety of topics will be covered. The forum will be held Saturday Nov. 5. Visit the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership for more information. (www. 262-6252. Room #219 Plemmons Student Union). Registration will open in October. ASU student participants will receive credit on their Student Development Record.

Visiting Writers sets schedule

The Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series is named in honor of Hughlene Bostian Frank, class of 1968, trustee and generous supporter of Appalachian State University. Admission to all events is free. For further information on the Fall season, call 262-2871 or see www. To receive Appalachian’s “This Week in the Arts” announcements by email, please contact Writers scheduled are: Novelist and memoirist Robert Goolrick, “A Reliable Wife,” “The End of the World As We Know It,” will speak at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Table Rock Room of Plemmons Student Union. Craft Talk: Writing Memoir will be held from 2 until 3:15 p.m. at a location TBA. Novelist Mary Doria Russell, “The Sparrow,” “A Thread of Grace,” and “Doc,” will speak at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Table Rock Room of Plemmons Student Union. A Craft Talk: Writing Historical Fiction will be held from 3:30 until 4:45 p.m. in the Table Rock Room.

International Fair set for Nov. 16

The 7th Annual International Fiair at Appalachian State University is set for 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Grandfather Mountain Ballroom of Plemmons Student Union. If you want to travel and study abroad this year, come to the fair and you will be introduced to over 60 international faculty-led programs offered this year. Meet one-on-one with faculty leaders and learn about other study abroad and international venture opportunities. Enjoy free food and refreshments. Mark your calendars now. For more information contact the Office of International Education and Development (OIED) at 262-8034 and ask for Nathalie Turner, or email her at

2011 Counseling Center groups

Understanding Self and Others Group: Issues commonly addressed vary from depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, self-esteem, issues of family conflict or abuse, etc. Students who want to resolve specific concerns as well as those seeking personal growth are welcome. This can be a good time to get peers’ perspectives on various issues, and to recognize that you are not alone. Four groups are available: Mondays 1:00-2:30; Tuesdays 2:00-3:30; Tuesdays 2-3:30 (Freshmen/Transfer Students only) Tuesdays 3:30-5:00; Wednesdays 3:00-4:30.

Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual Therapy Group: This group will present an opportunity for gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals to explore life challenges. It will provide a safe environment in which to address a variety of issues (e.g., coming out, spirituality, family relationships, depression, selfesteem, abuse, etc.). Goals of the group include: reducing isolation, finding support and making changes. Two groups are available: Time/Day to be determined (Contact Carol O’Saben or Sheri Clark: 262-3180 or osabencl@appstate. edu or

Painful Pasts, Promising Futures Group: This group is designed for those who have experienced traumatic events in their lives or who come from backgrounds in which they did not feel safe. Members will learn how their past experiences and their biology are affecting their lives now. More importantly, they will learn what to do about it! Members will learn important insights about their patterns in relationships and skills to better manage their emotions and relationships. Thursdays 3:30-5:00. (Contact Amber Lyda for more information: Transgender Therapy Group: This group is similar to the “Understanding Self and Others” group in that a variety of issues will be explored in a safe and supportive environment. Some of the issues will be unique to gender-variant students. Goals of the group include: reducing isolation, finding support and making changes. Time/Day to be determined (Contact Sheri Clark for more information: 262-3180 or

WISE Women, Image, & Self Esteem: This group is designed for any woman interested in changing how she values herself. If you’d like to feel better about yourself and less controlled by appearance, food and what others think, this group may be for you. Thursdays 1-2:30 p.m. (Contact Denise Lovin: 262-3180 or

An Introduction to Mindfulness Group: Mindfulness involves stepping out of “auto-pilot” reactions and learning to pay more attention to our present experiences. Activities in this group will help participants cultivate a mindful approach to their lives, which can decrease stress, create emotional balance, and allow a person to take actions more

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in line with their values. Thursdays 3:30-5:00 (Contact Chris Hogan: 262-3180 or To get started with a Counseling Center group, come to the Counseling Center during Walk-In Clinic, call 262-3180 or visit the website for more information at www.counseling. If you are interested in group but these times do not work for you, please get in touch with Chris Carden at 262-3180 or

Career resources available at ASU

Come explore the resources on campus here to assist you with your career planning and job searching needs. Is choosing a major causing you stress? The Peer Career Center can help! Choosing a major is one of the many decisions you will have to make during your college career. Do not take it lightly. The average person spends 86,000 hours working in his/her lifetime. How many hours are you going to spend choosing your career? We offer assistance in finding a major and career that matches your interests, abilities, values and experiences. Call 262-2029 to schedule an appointment or drop by our office located on the 2nd floor of the Student Union, beside McAllister’s Deli. Visit us at www.peercareer. The Career Development Center offers many resources to assist you in your job and internship search skills. Career Counselors will help you build a professional resume, cover letter, and help develop your interviewing skills. Students can utilize Career Gear, (, our new and improved career management system, to schedule career counseling appointments, post resumes, search for jobs and internships, sign up for on campus interviews, research employers, identify employer mentors and stay up to date with career center events and fairs. Learn about all of the great resources in the CDC at

Free, confidential legal advice

A licensed attorney is available to answer your questions, provide advice, and make referrals. This service is offered free of charge to any Appalachian State University student. Contact the Student Legal Clinic if you have a traffic ticket, a minor criminal charge, a question about your lease or the conditions in your off-campus apartment -- or any other issue or problem that you need legal help with. The Student Legal Clinis is located in Room 221of the Plemmons Student Union. Call (828) 262-2704 for an appointment. It’s fast and easy! Appointments can usually be scheduled within a few days.

Financial Aid questions?

Parents and students with financial aid questions are encouraged to visit our website at and their AppalNet account. The Office of Student Financial Aid is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., except for University observed holidays.

Writing scholarships offered

The competition for Appalachian State University’s Marian Coe Scholarship in Creative writing is underway. All students planning to enroll for spring 2012 may apply for the $400 scholarship in fiction, creative non-fiction and playwriting. Competition for Appalachian’s John Foster West Scholarship in poetry is underway. Students planning to enroll for spring 2012 may apply for the $500 scholarship. The deadline for submissions is 4 p.m. Nov. 7, with entries delivered to the English Department Office, second floor, Sanford Hall. Judge for the final competition is Jim Minick, author of Blueberry Years, A Memoir of Farm and Family, and winner of the SIBA Best Nonfiction Book of the Year Award. He has published numerous other works and teaches at Radford University. To apply, submit a file folder or envelope with 3 collated, stapled copies each of either a short story, or piece of creative non-fiction (memoir). If you choose to submit in the playwriting category, please limit your entry to a one-act play. Play scripts must be submitted in a standard format. You may submit in both the Poetry and Prose competitions, but please keep the applications separate. Please double-space prose; number pages and staple them. Please write your name, ASU Box, email and telephone number on the first page of each entry. The winner will be notified and results will be posted by Dec. 7. The scholarship honors the memory of fiction writer Marian Coe. Please contact Joseph Bathanti (262-2337/ with any questions.

Queer Film Series continues

Appalachian State University’s 12th Annual Queer Film Series continues Tuesday with “A Single Man.” All films are shown at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in Library 114, free and open to the public. Discussion to follow the film. For more information please visit Other films are: “I Love You Phillip Morris, Nov. 1. The Queer Film Series thanks the College of Arts and Sciences, Library Collections Development, The Multicultural Center, the LGBT Center, SAGA, The English Department, The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, and private donors.

Find Yosef A Holiday!

It’s almost time to Find Yosef A Holiday! The Office of Multicultural Student Development invites you to once again join in celebrating the many cultural traditions that are observed around the world during the winter season. To sign up as a holiday sponsor, please complete and submit the registration form by Oct. 28. Go to events-programs/multicultural-events/find-yosef-holiday-fair to find the registration form. Classes, clubs, athletic teams, offices, and departments are all eligible and invited to submit forms. This can be an excellent way to enhance multicultural awareness or inspire those in your lives to spread their holiday cheer with others. The Find Yosef a Holiday Festival is Dec. 2 in the Blue Ridge Ballroom of Plemmons Student Union, 5-7 p.m.

Who’s Who for 2011-2012 ||

Each year, Appalachian State University participates in the Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges Program. This program recognizes students for academic and leadership excellence. Students are selected for this honor based on the following criteria: scholarship abilities, participation and leadership in academic and extracurricular activities, citizenship and service to the community and Appalachian State University, and potential for future achievement. Currently enrolled undergraduate students who have earned at least 75 semester hours prior to fall semester, 2011; have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.50; and have not been previously elected to Who’s Who are eligible for nomination. The selection procedure offers students the opportunity to nominate themselves. The nomination packet

includes: Instructions for Nomination and the Biographical Data Sheet. This packet may be downloaded from by choosing Leadership and Service Awards, and then selecting Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges. This packet may also be picked up from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Development, 109 B. B. Dougherty Administration Building. Please return nominations to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Development, Room 109, B. B. Dougherty Building. When you submit electronically, your nomination will automatically be returned to us. Nominations close at 5 p.m., Nov. 9.

ASU celebrates World Philosophy

World philosophy day was initiated by UNESCO and takes place every year on the third Thursday of November, to encourage reflection, debate and fruitful exchange. The theme this year is “Philosophy, cultural diversity and rapprochement of cultures.” The department of philosophy and relition at Appalachian State University invites everyone to the celebrations. First is a book launch at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Room 421, Belk Library. The book is “Feminist Disability Studies,” edited by Dr. Kim Hall. There will be a lecture by Dr. Ann Fox of Davidson College, “Loving the Mother Monsters: Performing Feminist Disability Studies.” The second event is a movie at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 in Greenbriar Theater in the Plemmons Student Union. The film is “Agora.” These opportunities are sponsored by the Office of Equity, Diversity and Compliance, the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies, the College of Arts and Sciences, Women’s Studies and the Department of Philosophy and Religion. For information, call 262-2422, or email

N.C. Dance Festival returns to ASU

The very best that the art form of dance has to offer Tar Heel residents comes to Boone as the Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance presents the 16th Annual North Carolina Dance Festival. The Valborg Theatre performances are Oct. 27-29 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices start at $6 for ASU students. For more information click on www., or call the box office at 828-262- 3063. Each night features a different selection of performances, showcasing an array of choreography with distinct styles and techniques by the eight dance companies represented by NCDF as well as performances by ASU dancers. Dancing begins Oct. 27 with performances by Courtney Greer from Raleigh, Lindsey Kelly from Asheville, and Robin Gee from Greensboro. Friday, Oct. 28, features Terranova Dance Theatre from Greensboro, Natalie Marrone & The Dance Cure from Raleigh. Caroline Calouche& Co. from Charlotte, Diego Carrasco Schoch from Raleigh/Durham, and Helen Simoneau from Winston-Salem will take the stage on Saturday Oct. 29. ASU is a unique part of NCDF. The dances choreographed by ASU artists include three faculty members: Associate Professor of Dance Studies Emily Daughtridge, Associate Professor of Dance Studies Susan Lutz, and Assistant Professor Sherone Price, as well as Hope Wolfe, a senior dance major. Associate Professor Susan Lutz is the ASU/Boone coordinator for NCDF. with NCDF. Tickets are available in person at the Valborg Theatre box office Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2-5 p.m. and Tuesday/Thursday from 12:30-5 p.m., by phone at (828) 262-3063, and online at NCDF runs October 27-29 at 7:30 p.m. Prices are $6 for students and youth (ages 6-18), $13 for faculty/staff and seniors, and $15 for adults.

Run the Gobbler!

“Run the Gobbler, Eat the Cobbler!” What: ACT’s first annual 5K, The Gobbler. Runners and walkers welcome! All money raised will benefit ACT’s scholarship for international service-learning in honor of Leigh Lane Edwards. After the race, fresh cobbler will be available for all runners and spectators! The Gobbler will be the last event for Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. When: The race will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 19. Day-of registration will begin at 7 a.m. Please note that participants are not guaranteed a race t-shirt if registering after Oct. 31. Once the race is completed, wipe your sweat away and enjoy fresh cobbler on Duck Pond Field! Where: The Gobbler will begin and end at Duck Pond Field on Stadium Drive. Register online today at registration/. Questions can be directed to Emily Brown at

UFOs and aliens due for Halloween

Dr. David J. Halperin, author of the novel “Journal of a UFO Investigator,” will speak Thursday at Appalachian State University. Halprin will present the talk “Halloween’s Strangest Visitor – the UFO Alien” based on his novel. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Table Rock Room. Admission is free and the public is invited. The UFO alien, with its light-bulb head and enormous eyes, is the 20th century’s contribution to the Halloween gallery of witches, ghosts and assorted terrors. Halperin will explore the questions: Who is this creature? How did he come to be part of our cultural landscape? What can the creature teach us about ourselves, our yearnings, our fears? The talk is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Religion. Halperin is professor emeritus of religious studies at UNC Chapel Hill. He has been featured on UNC-TV’s “North Carolina Bookwatch” and his book has been published in German, Italian and Spanish. His other publications include “Abraham Miguel Cardozo: Selected Writings” (Paulist Press, 2001) and “Sabbatai Zevi: Testimonies to a Fallen Messiah” (Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2007).

Beauty Mark film tonight at ASU

A fresh, honest film about self-image and the disconnect between or minds and our bodies will be shown tonight, 7-9, in the I.G. Greer Theater. Beauty Mark exposes the myriad emotional, cutlural and psychological influences that compel us to measure ourselves against an elusive standard of physical perfection—sometimes at the rice of our own health. Diane Israel’s story is full of wisdom, hope and humor. Israel, the film’s producer, will lead the Q&A session following the film. The film is sponsored by the High Country Beauty Mark Coalition.

Use madalas to calm your mind

“Rest in the Circle: Using Mandalas to Calm the Mind and Body” is a workshop that will take place at the ASU Counseling Center on Wednesday from 5:30-6:30pm. Come discover a unique and fun way to handle stress! In this workshop, we will focus on using the mandala to center and ground the body and mind. They convey a feeling of balance, harmony, and rest. Spending time completing a mandala can bring a soothing balance for a hectic lifestyle.

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• October 25, 2011

Women’s soccer falls on senior night by TYLER WOOD Sports Reporter


ophomore Kendall Stanley of Elon scored the gamewinning goal in the 75th minute to break a scoreless tie on Appalachian’s senior night to defeat the Mountaineers Thursday 1-0 on a chilly Boone night at the ASU Soccer Stadium. “Their girl scored a great goal,” head coach Sarah Strickland said. “It was a great counter, and she just put away a great shot.” For most of the game Appalachian held possession, leading to a 13-7 shot advantage, but the Mountaineers couldn’t find the back of the net. “It’s frustrating because we are doing a lot of good things, but we need to just start finishing,” Strickland said. The Mountaineer attack had multiple second half chances, but couldn’t get past Elon’s freshman goalkeeper Kate Murphy who made nine saves including seven in the second half. “It was great to see everybody really working hard for the seniors,” senior Katy Dodd said. “It really means

a lot to you being a senior.” Dodd, who was playing in her last game at home for the black and gold, led the offensive attack with four shots. After the game, junior Hannah Coad was upset that she couldn’t help send Dodd and senior Sydney Hill out as winners in their last home game. “It’s disheartening. They have been here for four years so you want to send them out on top. We played well but we just didn’t score any goals,” Coad said. Elon improved to (6-7-4, 4-3-2) with their win. The Mountaineers rebounded Sunday, beating UNCG 2-1 behind Sam McVeigh’s two goals, her first two of the year. McVeigh, after a Spartan player was ejected for fouling Maggie Graham, took a penalty kick in the 89th minute to best the Spartans. The Mountaineers (610-2) won their sixth game of the season, improving their record from the previous season by one win. “Our girls worked hard to get the win,” head coach Sarah Strickland said to ASU Sports Information following the game.


• October 25, 2011

Amy Birner | The Appalachian

Junior midfielder Jordan Horvath fights for the ball during Appalachian’s last home game against Elon last Thursday. Appalachian lost the match 1-0 in the second half.

“Kolowsky did a great job, made some great saves and held on to the ball. We had to go deep into our team, but everyone stepped

up to the challenge. Sam [McVeigh] was unbelieveable, and our players stayed together and positive the whole game.”

ASU won its third game of the season within the final two minutes to end the 0-4-1 winless streak. ASU will play its penul-

timate game Wednesday against Western Carolina in Cullowhee, N.C. at 7 p.m.

Mountaineers break losing streak Men’s soccer hones in on SoCon title by CHRIS WILLIAMS Sports Reporter

Erika Barnett | The Appalachian

Freshman midfielder Dana Wetmore fights for the ball at Appalachian’s Sunday game against Liberty University. The Mountaineers defeated the Eagles 3-2.

Field hockey brings home a win on senior day, led to victory by Dorset by CHASE ERICKSON Intern Sports Reporter

The field hockey team defeated Liberty 3-2 Sunday at Kidd Brewer Stadium, snapping an eight-game losing streak on the team’s senior day. “It couldn’t be a more hard-fought victory, so it’s a great way to go out on our home turf,” said senior Kelsey Dorset, who scored the game-winning goal. Liberty (5-9) got on the board early, when freshman Mercedes Cox netted her third goal of the season from eight yards off a blocked shot. The Mountaineers (2-14) answered in the 16th minute, with junior Megan High’s first goal of the season – scored off a penalty corner assist from sophomore Brooklyn Shear. High’s goal tied the game 1-1 at halftime. In the second half, the Mountaineers grabbed the lead with a goal from Casey Lammando in the 48th minute. Liberty responded quickly with a goal from Lindsey Hanks, which tied the score at 2-2. The Mountaineers took their final lead when freshman Brooke Angellella found Dorset wide open in front of the

goal. Dorset finished off the play with a perfect shot in the 57th minute, giving the Mountaineers a 3-2 lead. Liberty tried furiously to tie the score in the final minutes of the game, but the Mountaineer defense held its ground and pulled off the victory. Head coach Brandi Alexander Kist was thrilled with how hard her team competed. “It just came down to us fighting for it and we wanted it,” Kist said. “We fought hard together as a team and we got the job done.” The team’s seniors were especially happy to earn a victory. “There are six of us,” Dorset said. “We’ve been here four years together, so it feels great to bring it home for all of us and to go out on a win on our senior day.” The Mountaineers hope to keep improving as they head into their final games of the season. “It feels great to finally have a win again, especially because we have two more conference games left,” senior Lauren Kloeppinger said. “Going with this win, hopefully we can carry that over into the next two games.” The Mountaineers will travel to face the Davidson Wildcats at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

After tying with Furman 0-0 Saturday night, the Appalachian State men’s soccer team now has the third longest unbeaten streak in the nation. The team is now in position for its first Southern Conference title since 1990. Sitting 3-0-2 in the conference, just one game behind Georgia Southern in the win column, the Mountaineers have played some of the best soccer in the nation this season. Following the 0-0 Furman match, the Mountaineers are up to nine shutouts on the season. The team has consistently relied on goaltending during its undefeated streak, regardless of who starts. The Mountaineers did receive some help from the goal posts Saturday, as two open Paladin forwards had shots deflect off the crossbars. Though the offense has faltered lately, ASU always puts pressure on the opposing defense, outshooting their opponents 89-53 this season. Senior forward Sean Dreybus leads the team in goals and spoke about the team’s performance against the Paladins. “It was a battle and a tough game, the top two teams in the conference,” Dreybus said. “We grinded through the whole game and if we win the last two games, we’re going to win the conference.” Senior midfielder Lee Rutter has been the man in the middle all season, contributing solid offensive and defensive performances every game. “At times I think we could do better in certain situations,” Rutter said. “Getting a goal would help us out a little, but the opportunities are coming and we are creating the chances.” The Mountaineers have had a tough test of late, facing the top four teams in the conference over the past four games. After the game, Coach Nelson addressed the rigors of the schedule and his team’s resilience. “Any time you play a conference game, it’s going to be a battle,” Nelson said. “Our conference from top to bottom is one of the toughest there is and to play the competition we have so far and to be 3-02 is a credit to the guys and the work they put in.” The Mountaineers will host the Wofford Terriers Tuesday at 7 p.m., in one of their two remaining conference games.

Volleyball now 8-2 in the SoCon Appalachian cross-country prepares by LEIGH ROBERTS

Senior Sports Reporter

Appalachian volleyball (16-7, 8-2) split its weekend games with a loss and a win this weekend in Charleston, S.C., playing against the College of Charleston and The Citadel. Appalachian kicked off its weekend with a loss to the College of Charleston Friday at 7 p.m., falling three sets to zero. The loss was only the second in the Mountaineers’ past 12 matches. “Their defense was outstanding,” head coach Matt Ginipro said. “They were making all the digs they needed to make. They played like a first-place team should play and unfortunately, we did not. We didn’t respond to the challenge they gave us.” The Apps were up 16-15 in the first set, before Charleston put up a nine-point rally to take the lead 24-17. The Mountaineers fought back, but not before the Cougars sealed the deal, 25-20. Charleston won the second set by the same 25-20 score to lead 2-0. The Cougars finished off what they started with ten straight points in the third set – pushing the score to 25-16 and making the match a win.

“We struggled with ball control and I just don’t think that any of us fully embraced the challenge that Charleston presented to us,” senior Maggie Seeds said. “They brought a lot of fire and it just took us to game three to get up the energy and it was too late at that point.” The Mountaineers played The Citadel at McAlister Field House Saturday, with Seeds leading the way. ASU dropped an early first set as the Bulldogs took their only win of the night, 25-22. The Apps pulled ahead in the second set, picking up 12 of the last 15 points and pushing themselves to a 25-14 win to tie the match at 1-1. In set three, ASU pulled ahead with a 25-18 win. Appalachian took complete control of the fourth set, finishing out the match 2514 with a score of 3-1. “Thankfully after that first set, our brains turned on and played a really good second, third and fourth set,” Ginipro said. “Lindsey Sauls did a great job filling in for Anna Wagner, who struggled all weekend.” Sauls managed a match-high 40 assists, pushing her career total to 2,989. Appalachian will return home this weekend, playing UNCG at 7 p.m. Friday and Elon at 2 p.m. Sunday.

for Charleston, S.C. SoCon battle by JORDAN DEVERE

Intern Sports Reporter

After dual fourth-place finishes at the Blue Ridge Open last week, the Appalachian State men’s and women’s cross-country teams will take the next step toward a conference title, next weekend at the Southern Conference Championship in Charleston, S.C. Last year, the men’s and women’s teams finished first and second in the event, respectively, and look to perform well this year as well. Junior Sarah Williamson will be essential for the title chances of the women’s teams. Williamson is now in good health after being held out of the Blue Ridge Open.

“I’m feeling a lot better,” Williamson said. “It was better to be safe than sorry.” Williamson said the team has a shot at knocking off the defending-champion Samford Bulldogs next weekend. “Coach has been really proud that we’ve taken monumental steps,” Williamson said. “I think we have a good shot to be in the top two or three. We really want to try and win and we were second last year.” The men’s team will need a good performance from junior Alex Thomas, who has posted a top-four mile run time and the secondbest 8,000-meter run time this season. Thomas said his team is ready to defend its SoCon title.

“Our focus for the whole season has been to perform well at the conference meet,” Hamilton said. “I think our team is ready to put together our hard work and practice into one successful race.” Both teams will need to prepare for Charleston’s course, which is a different style than their usual. “This is a much flatter and faster course and our team should get some personal bests,” junior Amanda Hamilton said. “We have been cooling off on the mileage, hoping to peak. We really want to be right at the top of our game and we’re still working out every day.” Appalachian will travel to Charleston, S.C. Saturday, with races beginning at 10 a.m.

October 24, 2011  

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