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Tuesday October 30, 2012

Volume CXXXV Issue 8

Embry-Riddle by the Numbers

5120

Faculty Population by College

17.6% 82.4%

124

Total Students in Daytona Beach Population by College 267 2338 224 1670

1229 New Students for AY12/13

92 35 82 Unclassified

32

Graduate

16.8%

International Students

365

The Avion will breakdown even more numbers soon!

Total Faculty (2011 Count)

11.4% Undergraduate 88.6%

Curious as to how Prescott looks like? 1724 Total Students Undergraduate Graduate

97.3% 2.7%

Male Female

81.4% 18.6% DATA OBTAINED FROM IRWEB.ERAU.EDU

Arts & Letters series continues Dylan Pratt

Guest Reporter There is old-school style, like Chuck Taylor All-Stars, and then there is pure vintage, like a ’56 Cadillac El Dorado. Musician Tom Hoehn is pure vintage. Hoehn is an organist with an incredible talent; he creates and plays a live sound track for silent films, and he does it without sheet music, a template, or a memorized score. He is to the silent film scene what

Booker T is to Rock ‘n’ Roll. Hoehn can accompany any silent film while he’s watching it. This makes every one of his performances a unique experience for the audience. Playing to audiences as large as 950 people, Hoehn commands his venue as soon as his fingers touch the organ keys and his feet begin to pump the pedals. It’s a physically demanding performance that reveals not only Hoehn’s creativity but also his stamina. When asked how he started his unusual

gig, Hoehn says, “The first time I played to a silent film, I was fifteen. An organ company was trying to get some press on their new organ, and I played their instrument for an audience watching the silent film Phantom of the Opera.” “That’s probably my favorite film to accompany; it gets better every time I see it,” Hoehn enthuses. As part of ERAU’s Arts and Letters Series, Hoehn will accompany the Phantom of the Opera on Monday, Nov. 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the Willie Miller

Auditorium. The film stars Lon Chaney, one of the best-known actors in the silent film era. Featuring make-up well ahead of its time, and a story that has been retold countless times, Phantom of the Opera is classic cinema. The screening of Phantom with live accompaniment by the gifted Hoehn is a rare opportunity for the uninitiated to experience silent film the way it was meant to be viewed, and it promises to be an extraordinary evening.

Embry-Riddle jet dragster project in Prescott reaches huge milestone Chris Larsen

Larsen Motorsports On October 6, 2012 during EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University Prescott’s annual OctoberWest celebration, Chris Larsen, co-owner of Larsen Motorsports and sponsor of the Prescott based Embry Riddle jet dragster project, told the students involved that the car is completed to the point that it needs to head to final assembly. Jet dragster project students loaded the car into the Embry-Riddle race trailer which then departed for a 3 day drive to

Larsen Motorsports in Daytona Florida for paint and final assembly. “The next time you see your car in Prescott it will be finished and running”, said Larsen. “What these students have accomplished is amazing. They created an entire Motorsports Shop on a shoestring budget, and built an incredible vehicle that will effectively compete in the real world of motor sports against the best in the business.” The quality is second to none and they have earned the right to be proud.” added Larsen. Also on hand was Marisha Falk ,driver of the Embry-Riddle race team.

Falk bragged about the innovative new design to spectators at an open house where her current jet dragster and the new student creation were on display at the Prescott Airport. “The new car represents the state of the art in jet racing”, said Larsen. “It is anything but conventional and the are a number safety innovations we have wanted to incorporate for some time now that I am anxious to experiment with. Upon completion, Larsen’s plan is to debut the car for its first time ever at the Prescott Campus where it was created. Following its debut the car will become

part of a national racing tour across America. Larsen Motorsports is a multi-team national professional racing organization specializing in turbine-powered high-performance vehicles based at the developing Embry-Riddle Research and Technology Park in Daytona Beach, Florida. You can follow the day to day activities at the track & shop as well as the teams travels across the country on a student produced reality series called “Elaine Larsen, Playing With Fire” each month.


Campus Undergraduate Research’s Ignite Initiative goes Abroad for Research Page

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The Avion, October 30, 2012

Caroline Day IGNITE

The Ignite Program, an initiative of the Office of Undergraduate Research, will be embarking upon Cultural Research in Hong Kong during Spring Break in 2013. Six students will be given the opportunity to travel to Hong Kong to visit Buddhist, Taoist and Confucian temples and Hong Kong’s highest peak, Tai Mo Shan. Trip participants will be studying the culture of the area in several ways. First, the travelers will read and discuss the novel “The Monkey,” which showcases

the folk lore of the area. Second, the students who travel to Hong Kong will attend a performance of the National Chinese Theatre’s Story of the Green Snake, a traditional story in the culture.

Among other experiences, the students will visit the Po Lin Monastery and the Tian Tan Buddha using the Ngong Ping cable car system, which will also take them to the Ngong Ping Piazza. Each of the six participating stu-

dents will receive a $1000 grant to supplement the cost of the trip. This brings the cost of the trip to $508, plus the cost of flight and some meals. The Hong Kong trip will count toward the Ignite Co-Curricular Research Certificate (to be awarded in 2013). More information on the certificate program can be found by contacting the Office of Undergraduate Research (386.226.6424) If you are interested in more information on this exciting adventure, please contact the Study Abroad Office at 386.226.6215 or Aaron Clevenger (aaron.clevenger@erau. edu). Applications are available on ERAU Connection via the Study Abroad page.

Ignite funds student driven projects Caroline Day IGNITE

The Ignite Program was developed as part of the reaccreditation process that ensures ERAU’s continued strides for improvement. Ignite is working to develop a research culture across ERAU’s three campuses. One important function of the Ignite Program is to fund student driven research projects. Student organizations had the opportunity to submit proposals for Ignite grant funding and were put through a rigorous review process. In the end, Aaron Clevenger, Executive Director of experiential Learning and Undergraduate Research, working with a panel of faculty and staff members narrowed the field and picked ten projects to whom funding was awarded. The Robotics Association has several teams who will be participating in research this semester. The first project, “Autonomous VTOL Operations on Surface Vehicles,” will design an autonomous helicopter that has the capacity to fly off of the deck of an autonomous ship, use sensors to find and retrieve an onshore object and return safely to the ship. Both the ship and the helicopter will need to be in constant communication. The results of the project can be used by many companies that currently seek ERAU graduates for employment. Next, “The Pelican Waterproof Unmanned Aerial System”

will be an UAS that could be used to help the department keep track and count wildlife populations. The project will involve designing and building a small UAS that can be operated by one person, can land in water, and can carry a high resolution camera to take pictures of the animals. The aircraft is being designed to be quiet and appear less predatory than other crafts. The goal is to design, manufacture and test a prototype of the Pelican UAV system that can be demonstrated, after FAA approval, in conjunction with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.Finally, The “Development of a Novel Education Platform Using Autonomous Systems” project team will be building a pragmatic learning platform for students and researchers in order to make use of the autonomous vehicle systems granted to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University by Gray Matter Systems, Inc. The plan includes the writing of User Manuals for basic and

PHOTO COURTESY COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS TEAM

THE PICTURE ABOVE IS an Urban Wind Turbine photo. It has been about a week since the Computational Fluid Dynamics Team has been created for the HSA Urban Wind Turbine Project and they have already learned how to generate “meshes” needed for later fluid flow analysis. This team of 8 will ultimately run a 3d model of the school through ANSYS FLUENT software found on Embry-Riddle’s campus computers

intermediate operation of both systems, the development of user-friendly software tools for analyzing their behavior, the design of an “Autonomous Vehicle Awareness Agenda”, and the creation and training of a permanent “Autonomous Vehicle Display Team”. EcoCAR will be focusing on “Biodiesel Fuel Production and

Car Eco SY/ RTE U O C TO PHO

Te s t i n g for an Aerospace Class Powerplant.” T h e EcoCAR team will first produce biodiesel that is compliant with fuel standards. Next, they will test the biodiesel in the EcoCAR and a J-85 jet engine. The fuel produced by this team will meet standards set by the EPA and the United States Renewable Fuel Standards. The testing done on the jet engine will rate performance, evaluate reliability and environmental impact. ERPL will be working with “Experimental Hybrid Motors.” The focus of this project is to bring about a better understanding of the flight of hybrid motors. Their goal is to complete a research project centered on the variety of propellants used in hybrid motors. The findings will then be used by the Flight Hybrids team for a more effective flight-ready motor. Society of Automotive Engineers will research “High Voltage Architecture Design.” The team is redesigning and optimizing the High Voltage Architecture of the SAE Formula Hybrid. Advancements in industry technology will allow the redesign. The goal of this team is to surpass the limitations of their current battery and to excel at the SAE Formula Hybrid Competition in May. The Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics will be embarking upon the second phase of a project entitled “EcoDolphin: A Trans-disciplinary REU Project on Autonomous Underwater

Vehicles.” Eco-Dolphin is the name of a fleet of adaptive and cooperative Automated Underwater Vehicles. The fleet has been designed to support future environmental science research and surveillance services in littoral water. Students will use the Analysis, Computation and Experimentation approach to study the stability and maneuverability of a small scale AUV against internal gravitational waves, rip currents, and tsunamis. Human Performance in Extreme Environments is exploring “Simulating Mars on Earth: Measuring Crew Function and Performance at a Mars Analog.” They plan to spend several weeks at a facility in Utah designed to simulate conditions on Mars. They intend to impose a Mars-like environment upon subjects and then measure their responses to questions as well as measure their moods, cohesion, stress and other factors. The results of this study will provide much useful data to be used in future space missions. The Honors Student Association is developing the “Urban Wind Turbine.” The team will develop creative and sustainable wind turbines that address one or more of the following consumeroriented issues: power optimization, cost efficiency, limited space, aesthetics, and portability. The project will ultimately culminate with the creation of high efficiency wind turbines that could be used in commercial and scientific sectors. AIAA will be working on “Short Take Off and Landing for Unmanned Aircraft System.” The team will be designing, fabricating, and demonstrating the flight capabilities of an unmanned, electric powered, radio controlled aircraft that can meet the requirements of a STOL Joint Strike Fighter. The student research will highlight the areas of STOL applications for unmanned aircraft subsystems to compete in the 17th Annual AIAA Design, Build, and Fly Competition. Each project will be presented to the general student body in a series of presentations and lectures that will be held in the spring semester. Stayed tuned for details!


Student Government A3 Break flight: spend less, fly more Page

The Avion,

October 30, 2012

Gabrielle Hoekstra

COA Representative Attention flight students: the holiday season is just around the corner, and that means you are probably scrambling to find the cheapest plane tickets home for the holidays. But let us face the facts: airfare is expensive and you have eaten enough of your aunt’s green bean casserole throughout the years. Lucky for you, there is a cheaper and more productive alternative. Discount flying during the holidays is a great way to get ahead in your course, save money, and still enjoy your break! If this is your first semester at Riddle, you will notice that after Thanksgiving the planets align in a way that requires every flight student to need a checkride. If you have been flying for a while, then you know what I am talking about. Everyone is eager to get home for the holidays, but if you are planning to be homeward bound 30 minutes after your last class dismisses, you might want to think again. The high time for checkrides

is right before the holiday break, when the average wait time for a checkride is nine days. Not only is that checkride going to take years (or so it will seem) to get scheduled, but you will notice that if you wait until after classes end, the average wait period is less than a week. So save yourself some stress (and frantic trips into Jeff McNamee’s office), and stay an extra week or two after classes end to finish your flight course. If you are not finishing a flight course or waiting on a checkride, there is still plenty of opportunity to get ahead in your course during the breaks. Since instructors are University staff, they are still on duty this year until December 21. If they want to take days off of work and go home, they have to take unpaid leave, meaning that there is generally a full force of flight instructors waiting to fly with you. Also, keep in mind that planes and simulators do not go home for the holidays. 100% of the resources stay here while half of the students go home. Take advantage

of that! Last year, on December 2 (the Monday before exams), there were 448 activities. The following Monday there were only 283 activities, a 37% drop in flight activities.

You don’t have to worry about sitting in your dorm twiddling your thumbs. “We never have trouble keeping people flying during the break,” said Jeff McNamee, the Manager of Production and Scheduling at the Flight Department. If you are not sold on break flying yet, keep in mind that there is a discount on dry rates and instructor rates over the break. Thanksgiving break offers a 10% discount, but keep in mind that the flight

line is closed on Thanksgiving Day. The holiday break also offers a 10% discount before Christmas and a 50% discount for the week before spring semester. That’s HALF the cost you normally pay throughout the year. Half off flying is a great way to fly if you return without having flown for a few weeks, especially since the average student spends $2,500 on retraining after returning for the spring semester. Last spring (2012), 325 students came back for 50% off flying. That’s more than double the students that came back early in 2011. If you stay late and come back early, you can save money and get ahead in your course. For those of you who are skeptics, I can promise that it is not a scam. If it makes you feel better, the Flight Department actually loses money during discount flying. “But it is not about the money, it is about the progress,” according to Ken Byrnes, the Chair of the Flight Department. Everyone here wants you to succeed-you just have to make it happen!

example of students’ leaders and scholars, and it was truly an honor to award them Scholar of the Month award for October. The first scholar was Benjamin Northrop. Northrop has been described as a “stellar” scholar and a natural leader by his professors. He is always well prepared in his endeavors and realizes the importance of doing more than just participating but takes responsibility and initiative to be a leader. The second Scholar of the Month is

Michael Kleihauer. He has been described as a humble student who demonstrates professionalism. He is a student who chooses to excel high above other students in his academic endeavors. Although quiet and humble, he does more than what is required of him. He is also a true example a genuine scholar. The next Scholar of the Month award deadline is Nov. 7. Any student of faculty member can nominate another stu-

dent (one cannot nominate himself). Nomination forms can be found in the SGA office and soon in the SGA website as well as on connection under forms on the Student Representative Board page and the Academic Committee page. Students who get nominated receive a $25 gift certificate to a place in Daytona, recognition in the following Student Representative Board’s meeting, an Avion article in their honor, as well as having their name on a plaque in the SGA office.

We never have trouble keeping people flying during the break. -Jeff McNamee

October Scholars of the Month Alexandra Burns

COE Representative The Student Government Association’s Academic Committee recognized two students this month for Scholar of the Month award. This award is designated to recognize students who not only excel academically, but demonstrate leadership qualities and outstanding overall character. These two scholars are an excellent

Questions, comments or concerns Vincent Ramsey

COA Representative Have you ever thought, “I could totally think of a ton of ways to make life easier for students,” or , “I bet I could figure out a way to get everyone a parking spot.” Well, now it is easier than ever to voice those ideas! There are many ways that our campus in Daytona Beach could be improved to make

student life easier for everyone. Students have the capability of suggesting and creating ideas for the Student Government Association 24/7! The student government wants to take your opinion and suggestions and make them a reality! Making student life easier is of the upmost importance. Making a suggestion is extremely simple with the Student Government’s

online website. To access, simply log on to any computer on our campus and type “SGA” in the search bar. This will automatically transfer you to the student government website where there is a main suggestions tab. From there, fill out basic information in the boxes provided. Remember to provide your name and e-mail so we can update you on your suggestion! Not on campus?

Just access the Student Government website through Ernie, Connections, or a simple Google search. We prefer these online methods for more prompt responses but if you prefer another method the yellow suggestion boxes located around campus are always still available for you. We hope to hear from the student body with some great ideas so let us know!


Student Life ERAU Alumni gives USA national basketball team a helping hand Page

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October 30, 2012

Sam Fairhurst

aviation business. However, it was not aviation that brought Guest Reporter Buckley to America and to ERAU specifically. In August, Kobe Bryant’s performances “Aviation was not an interest of mine prior helped the USA Men’s National Basketball to ERAU. My reason for leaving England team win Gold at the London Olympic was to study and to play soccer at the highest Games. level,” said Buckley. This was all made possible with the help Buckley, who now lives in Atlanta, is a of his coaches, teammates, friends and fam- native of Warrington, a small town in the ily. North of England, located near Manchester. One other person who can be credited with He was a member of Embry Riddle’s an assist on the Gold medal win is Embry- Men’s Soccer program from 2000-2007 and Riddle Aeronautical spent four years playing, University alumni Paul and two years coaching, Buckley. the team as a graduate Buckley works for assistant. Delta Airlines as a He used to transport Program Manager and passes on the field to his is responsible for orgateammates. Now he transnizing charter flights for ports NBA stars to their the NBA and the NHL. games. He was also the man Despite his lack of interin charge of organizest in aviation prior to his ing the transportation attendance at ERAU, he for Kobe and his USA now enjoys his job and teammates as they travhopes to build a career Photo provided by Sam Fairhurst eled to the Olympic within the industry. He is Games. now five years into what “I coordinated their travel from Manchester he hopes will be a lifelong job. to Barcelona, and then onto London; we flew Buckley attributes his success to ERAU them on an A-319. I arranged the passenger and speaks very highly of the University. and aircraft handling in all three cities; they “Without the connections and the name were on the road for a month, so getting all ERAU has throughout the Aviation industry,y the luggage on the aircraft was an interesting I would have never been given the opportuexperience,” said Buckley. nity,” he said. When asked about his job, he said, “Every Buckley got his job with Delta when he day is different and very challenging when was not really looking for it. “I interviewed dealing with high value customers. I have for an internship with Delta, primarily for two main areas to my job - scheduling and interview experience because at the time operations. My main contact is the travel I was not interested in the airline world. coordinator for the teams. Every day I am However, I ended up getting the position and working through upcoming trips and putting was offered a full time role at the end of the together an operational plan. There are many internship,” he said. moving pieces to private charters from airBuckley is very happy with his job, and craft parking to passenger screening. Almost said, “It is quite a unique role, and enables every charter is different. These aircrafts me to combine my sporting background with do not fly commercial legs so we have to my aviation education.” figure out a schedule so we can cover the 20 “This summer I traveled home to watch NBA and two NHL teams we fly using the the Olympics and, as I organized it, was able aircrafts.” to fly on the same flight as the U.S. National Buckley attended ERAU, and when he Basketball team,” Buckley said. graduated in 2007 he “landed” what most “It was a great experience. Basketball is ERAU students would consider to be the not my main sport so I rarely get star-struck dream job. when seeing these players, but being on a ERAU is currently “the best aviation and plane with Kobe Bryant, Lebron James and aerospace University in the world,” accord- the rest of the gold-medal-winning team was ing to U.S. News and World Report, and a unique experience, and one I will never many of its graduates now work within the forget,” said Buckley.

When asked what Kobe, Lebron, and the other players were like, Buckley said, “Traveling is their private time, so I didn’t want to bother them. However, our flight attendants speak highly of the way the players treat them.” If Buckley would have attended another University, none of this would have been possible. Even the opportunity to interview for an internship with Delta would not have been there. Buckley’s story goes to show that ERAU is the best place to be for anyone that wants to have a career within the aviation industry, and he advises anyone that has an ambition for this type of career to attend ERAU. “Riddle is the best place to study for students who want a career in aviation. When recruiting we always lookout for Riddle students,” he said. Although Buckley was a student athlete, he still managed to succeed in the classroom, as well as on the field. He managed to juggle both soccer and Aviation Business Undergraduate and Master’s Degrees; graduating with a 3.9 GPA. When asked about the difficulty of being a student athlete, Buckley said, “It is very challenging, but ERAU supports the athletic department every step of the way and also

emphasizes the importance of athletes maintaining good grades and graduating.” After spending a good chunk of his life at ERAU, Buckley realizes what the University was able to do for him and hopes that other student athletes will take a similar path to his. Buckley is keen to give advice to ERAU students and often returns to the University to speak to students about working in aviation. “For the vast majority of the student-athlete population, their future post ERAU will not be in the sport they are playing, so why not look into the aviation industry. I think my job is a prime example that aviation can lead you down paths that are not even discussed during your course of study and that you did not know existed,” said Buckley. Next year Buckley will be attending the ERAU career expo to speak to students who are looking for jobs within his field. He will be found at the Delta desk, and ERAU students should feel free to approach him for an autograph and picture. So, next June, when you are watching the next NBA title being won, remember that Paul Buckley, and other ERAU Alumni, could have helped the team lifting the trophy at some point during the season.

Other Alumni in Aviation Similar to Buckley there are other ERAU alumni student athletes that came to the University just for athletics and are now working, or have worked, in the aviation business since graduating. Some examples are: • Nathalie Hildingsson, Women’s Track and Field : Lufthansa Systems Americas. • Harold Pierson, Basketball: Lockheed Martin • Luke Martin, Baseball: Lockheed Martin • Ryan Vigue, Baseball: Boeing: Engineer. • Abby Odum (Guthrie), Women’s Soccer: Air traffic controller. • Fredrik Elgstrom, Men’s Soccer: United Airlines, Senior Analyst Scheduling. • Amanda Daku, Women’s Soccer: Spirit Airlines, Manager, Regulatory Compliance (Flight Operations). • Flo Vazquez, Women’s Track and Cross Country: United Airlines. • Rob Padgett, Basketball: Delta, Executive Jet, and Comair.. • Sam Litchfield, Men’s Soccer: VAS Aerospace. • Phil Middleton, Men’s Soccer: Continental Airlines.

Army ROTC goes to Army Ten Miller Aaron Craig

Cadet Public Affairs Officer As part of fall break, most students expect to relax out at the beach, endure the Biketoberfest activites and possibly get in some study time. Fall break was different for nine Army ROTC Cadets that participated in the Army Ten Miler in Washington, D.C hosted by the Association of the United States Army. This Army Ten Miler serves the purpose to raise money for Morale, Welfare and Recreation services for U.S. Soldiers and their families. The Cadets that competed in the event finished 20th out of 66 other ROTC bat-

talions at the event. This is a good start for the Eagle Battalion’s first time participating in the event. From Cadet Master Sergeant Wheatley’s experience organizing the team this year, “This was the first year Army ROTC at Embry-Riddle had represented the school at this enormous race, so, in a sense, it was a test run. We had to see what would go well and what would not go well. In the end, I am very pleased with the performance of the team this year and I look forward to next year’s race.” As part of the experience of participating in the foot race the Cadets got to enjoy some of the attractions in the local area. With feedback from the team the attractions that they enjoyed most were

the Association of the United States Army Annual Exhibition and the vast array of museums provided by the Smithsonian Institution. The cadets were able to get a tour of the capitol with Senator Moran from Kansas. This event holds more than just fundraising and getting to explore the Washington, D.C. area. An event that revolves around Army heritage always carries a sense of pride for why events like this exist. While participating in the race the cadets did not see just other ROTC Cadets participating but a mixture of Soldiers, Wounded Warriors, civilians, foreign nationals, and many more. With a variety of runners along their side Cadet Wheatley mentions that, “It was a source

of immense pride to be representing both Eagle Battalion and Embry-Riddle at such a large event… and the opportunity to be part of such a remarkable occasion remains something I believe no one of the Eagle Battalion team will soon forget.” The Army Ten Miler is a race the Eagle Battalion plans on continuing to be a part of. To do this the Eagle Battalion will continue to train and do their best to make the rest of the battalion and represented schools within the battalion proud at future events. For more information on how you can get involved contact Captain (retired) Craig Robinson at (386) 226-6437 or stop by his office in the second floor of the ROTC building.


Opinions Be safe, be legal The Avion,

October 30, 2012

Derek Walters

Guest Reporter Firearms can be one of the most unforgiving tools to work with. When treated with respect and care, they can be tools of enjoyment, sport and defense. So let’s go over some basic safety rules to follow when handling a firearm. Even if you are not a fan of guns, you still should know enough about them to safely operate one. For the sake of legality, I am not a lawyer. The laws I am relaying should be confirmed before you act upon them. So let us begin. Firearms work by using a fast burning powder to create high pressure inside the barrel to push a bullet out toward a target. The cartridge, or “round” as it is commonly known, has 4 components: casing, primer, powder and bullet. The casing is the brass, copper, or steel component that holds everything together. A firing pin hits the primer, a small, hockey puck shaped piece that sits in the back of the casing that creates a spark to ignite the powder which burns and sends the bullet down the barrel as stated earlier. The first rule about gun safety is to treat every gun as if it is loaded. That means that you never point it at anything you do not want to destroy and you handle it so that you do not “flag” someone, meaning point the gun at them by negligence. One of the most important rules is to

keep your finger OFF the trigger until you are about to shoot. It is a safe habit to put

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your finger on the trigger frame. When at a range, keep the gun pointed toward the target at all times. This ensures that if there is a negligent discharge, the bullet it sent harmlessly into the pile of dirt behind the target. When you hand a gun to someone else, you should open the slide, bolt, cylinder, etc. to visually confirm that it is empty. And if you are receiving a gun from someone, repeat the action. Also, when at the range, always keep the gun unloaded until you are ready to fire. These are just the bare minimum basics for gun safety. I am limited here to explain everything, so I advise you to look up other safety rules on your own time. Breaking firearm laws can result in the most unforgiving penalties. I will evaluate and simplify some of the biggest federal and Florida state laws regarding firearms.

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Let’s begin with what you can own. Florida is a very good state in the sense there are no state bans on certain weapons, but there are limitations at the federal level. For example, the gun control act of 1936 heavily regulated automatic weapons, a.k.a machine guns, noise suppressors, short barreled rifles or shotguns, firearms that shoot ammo bigger than ½ inch in diameter (.50 caliber) and disguised weapons like a gun in the shape of a walking cane. In order to obtain any of these devices you must go through an intense, and expensive, procedure that can take four months to a few years. Not to mention that you forfeit some of your rights such as being free from unwarranted searches. As a result these devices are quite rare. So you went to a gun store, went through the background check, and are now the owner of a rifle, shotgun or a pistol. Now what? Well, unless you are the proud owner of a concealed weapons permit, you are not able to carry it on your person or in certain ways in your car. If you want to keep a pistol in your car and you do not have a permit, there is a legal way to do it. It must be in a snapped holster in the glove box/console. It may be loaded with a round in the chamber, though I would recommend that you never keep a chambered gun stored. Again I am limited with space here so I am going to clear up some things that many people are misinformed of. First of which is a topic that has been driving gun owners crazy - the non-existent “assault weapon”. Let’s be clear here. An AR-15 is sometimes called an assault weapon or assault rifle. Legislators who know nothing about firearms, and consistently portray their ignorance, often call them this. A true assault rifle is a select fire rifle that fires an intermediate cartridge. Select fire means you can fire it semi auto, meaning one round is fired per trigger pull, 3 round burst, or fully automatic. The term, assault weapon, is a term created by anti-gun groups to refer to a rifle, or shotgun that cosmetically resembles military weapons. When in reality, they perform differently. It is like putting a body kit and a wing on a Honda civic and calling it a “race car.” Lets change topics here. Suppose you want to sell your firearm. You may take it to a gun store to sell it, but you may also sell it privately. There are no laws in Florida saying you must register firearms. The most important part about selling a gun privately is that if you know, or have reason to believe that the person you are selling it to is a felon, drug abuser, or is a prohibited person for other reasons, and you still sell it, that is a felony. A good thing to do is to sell to someone you know, and create a receipt to prove that you legally sold a firearm to someone. I was only able to scratch the surface when it comes to laws and safety but there are many classes held by gun stores and ranges that will teach safety and laws. I invite you to do some research on your own. I know that there are people who may read this that are against firearms, and if you are, all I ask is that you learn how to safely handle a firearm. If you would like to learn about firearms I invite you to join the firearms enthusiasts club. Dues are only $10. Be safe. Be legal. Remember, there are no accidents, only negligence.

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Blackboard’s taking a snooze, will wake up refreshed Barbara Chearney

Information Technology Blackboard will be unavailable from Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 from 12:00 a.m. ET through Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. ET. Why? Because Blackboard has released a new Service Pack, and is taking the site offline in order to update it. “When people log onto Blackboard after the upgrade, I think they will be pleasantly surprised,” said Denise Bollenback, systems analyst with information technology’s Learning Technology Services. “The changes aren’t necessarily radical, but there are definitely some things being updated that are geared toward making the online experience easier for all Blackboard users,” she said. The biggest changes people will see in the new release relate to the improved interface, which has been updated to enhance usability. Editing icons are replaced by rollover editing, which gives the site a cleaner, less-cluttered look. Links are no longer underlined, so it will be important to take a few seconds to hover over elements in the navigation to reveal their functions. In addition to a more modern looking and functioning site, some of the additional enhancements will include: *Increased flexibility with course management *Further incorporation of wikis, mashups, blogs and journals *Improved course reporting and grading *Simplified, task-based navigation Faculty and staff members, please join us for a Sneak Peek session where you will have one-on-one access with our Learning Technology Services team. During these sessions, the team will show you how to use some of the new tools and provide tips that will make managing your classes and grading easier. There’s no need to RSVP, just show up! When: Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. or Thursday, Nov.1 from 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Where: Faculty Resource Center (entrance is @ the rear of Hunt Library) Specific topics for discussion will include, how to: *Navigate the new layout *Customize your course by choosing a theme *Use time savers like automatic re-grading, graded rubrics and negative marking *Map your Blackboard Drive so you can manage your files outside of the Blackboard environment *Align your course activities to learning outcomes *…and a lot more! Want more information about the upgrade? Go to: http://ondemand.blackboard.com/ for tutorials.


Board Room The Office of the President

Trey Henderson Staff Reporter

Last Friday, Oct.26, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University celebrated the return of senior leadership to the campus for the first time in nearly six years. After the 2006 Christmas day tornado which created an estimated $50 million dollars in damages by decimating the flight line and critically damaging the previous administration building (known as Spruance Hall), school leaders swung into action, cleaning up the wreckage and planning for the next chapter in Riddle’s history. Now, after years in the making, that new chapter has begun. The $13 million, 37,000 square foot, dual-purpose, Jim W. Henderson Administration and Welcome Center serves as the new home for university President Dr. John Johnson, the Cabinet and the Board of Trustees, providing them with state of the art offices and elegant meeting spaces all the while providing an impressive introduction to Embry-Riddle for visitors to the campus - be it prospective students, their parents, the community, or leading aerospace and aviation professionals. Although the destruction of the previous building was an unfortunate event in the campus’s history, it has allowed the school to grow and become even stronger than ever. The innovative design embodies the very subjects that the school dominates in. The lines and curves which are forged from an interesting combination of glass, concrete, and steel act as a testament to the innovation of engineers. The swooping roof can even be said to resemble the arc of an airfoil. With its unique and eye-catching design coupled with state of the art technology and unparalleled elegance, the new building cements Riddle’s place in the rank of prestigious universities.


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ERAU Athletics Evans Kirwa has made a habit of earning NAIA National Runner of the Week honors during his four-year Embry-Riddle career. The national office released the final cross country weekly awards of 2012 on Wednesday and for the third time this year and sixth time ever, Kirwa received the accolade on the men's side. Kirwa, who surprassed Wayland Baptist's Kennedy Kithuka for the most men's cross country National Runner of the Week honors on Oct. 10, ran his final regular season event as an Eagle on Saturday, breaking the Embry-Riddle record and winning the Sand Shark Invitational. A native of Eldoret, Kenya, Kirwa cruised to a first-place finish in 24:05.21, besting teammate Vincent Bett by more than 39 seconds to lead the Eagles to the team title.

Upcoming Sporting Events CROSS COUNTRY

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Saturday, Nov. 3 vs The Sun Conference Champ., Fla.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Eagles sweep Ave Maria

Saturday, Nov. 3 @ 7:00 vs Sterling, Fla.

MEN’S SOCCER

Saturday, Nov. 3 @ TBD vs Quarterfinals, TBD

WOMEN’S SOCCER

Wednesday, Oct. 31 @ TBD at Northwood University, Fla.

Thursday, Saturday Nov. 1,3 @ TBD vs Sun Conference Tournament, TBD

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Friday, Nov. 2 @ 7:00 p.m. vs Webber International Univ., Fla.

Saturday, Nov. 3 @ 2:00 a.m. vs Warner University, Fla.

Saturday, Oct. 20 @ 1:30 p.m. vs Daemen, Mich.

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ERAU Athletics The seventh-ranked Embry-Riddle volleyball team collected its 400th win in program history on Saturday with a sweep of visiting Ave Maria, 25-20, 25-13, 25-12. ERAU is now 400-224 in its 18 years of competition. The Eagles improved to 8-0 in conference play and 24-4 overall while the Gyrenes fell to 3-13, 3-8 in the league. The Blue and Gold took a quick 5-2 lead early in the first set and maintained a slim advantage until AMU rattled off five straight points to take the lead, 13-12. Back-to-back kills from Taylor Martin put the Eagles back in front, 16-15, and a 5-1 run late in the set closed it out for ERAU, 25-20. In set two, Embry-Riddle turned a 5-3 deficit into a 12-7 lead thanks to a 9-2 run keyed by two kills and a service ace from Martin. A short time later, AMU committed errors on six consecutive points, pushing the lead to 19-9 for the Eagles. Adriana Vazquez aced a serve to finish the set at 25-13, giving the Blue and Gold a 2-0 lead in the match. Set three saw ERAU score the first four points of the set and never allow the Gyrenes to come close to taking the lead. A kill from Vazquez capped a 7-2 run that built the advantage to 13-6 and a Martin service ace finished a 5-0 spurt to grow the lead to 19-8. The Eagles finished the match on a 4-1 run, winning the set, 25-12, to sweep their 14th match of the year. Martin led all players with 12 kill and

three service aces, while hitting a seasonhigh .526. Jordan Holcomb added 11 kills and a match- and season-high .550 hitting percentage. Morgan Shattuck and Emily Jacobson each tallied eight kills. Hannah Gray picked up a match-high nine digs and Vazquez collected a match-high 33 assists as the Eagles hit .386 for the match. Amber Vines led AMU with seven kills and Raquel Laing added five kills. Megan Arago recorded team-highs in assists (21) and digs (8). The Eagles return to the court next weekend for a pair of Sun Conference matches at the ICI Center. Webber International makes the trip to Daytona Beach for a 7 p.m. match on Friday night (Nov. 2) followed by a Senior Day match against Warner at 2 p.m. on Saturday (Nov. 3) to close out the Eagles' regular season schedule.

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Men’s Basketball to begin 2012-13 season ranked 16th Ryan Mosher

ERAU Athletics The Embry-Riddle men's basketball team received a pleasant surprise on Tuesday afternoon with the release of the 201213 NAIA II Men's Basketball Coaches' Preseason Top 25 Poll. The Eagles appear 16th in the poll, their first ranking since the 2011-12 preseason poll when they

were No. 8. Two of Embry-Riddle's Sun Conference opponents were also ranked, including Northwood, the preseason No. 1 team in the country. The Eagles tallied 150 points in the poll, making the biggest jump of any team from the last poll of the 2011-12 season when they were unranked. Embry-Riddle opens it's season on Nov. 3 at home when they host Sterling (Kan.) at 7 p.m.

Northwood received 332 points and five first-place votes to claim the top spot in the poll. The Seahawks narrowly edged out defending national champion, Oregon Tech for the No. 1 ranking. Warner is ranked No. 10, a five-spot jump from the No. 15 ranking at the end of last year. The Royals advanced to the second round of the NAIA II national tournament last season.

St. Thomas is the first team listed under the "Others Receiving Votes" with 62 points, just two behind No. 25 Indiana Tech. Five teams that are on the Eagles' schedule or that are slated to participate in one of Embry-Riddle's tournaments also appear in the poll, including Northwood (1), Warner (10), Davenport (11), Tennessee Wesleyan (17) and Southern Oregon (23).

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ERAU Athletics The seventh-ranked Embry-Riddle volleyball team needed just over an hour to complete a 3-0 sweep (25-11, 25-10, 25-13) over Northwood on Thursday night inside the ICI Center. The Eagles improve to 23-4 and 7-0 in conference

play while the Seahawks fall to 4-14 and 2-8 in the league. The Blue and Gold took control of the first set with a 12-1 run keyed by four service aces, two each from Taylor Martin and Veera Hietala, to take a 20-7 lead. A few points later the Eagles finished off the set, 25-11. Set two saw Embry-Riddle jump out to an 8-2 lead and never look back. An 8-1 run that featured points scored by five different Eagles built the lead to 16-5, and the set finished on a 7-1 run that included six Northwood errors. The Blue and Gold won the set, 25-10, to take a 2-0 lead in the match. The third set opened with ERAU scoring six of the first seven points, eventually building to a 14-4 lead for the Eagles. After the Seahawks narrowed the

gap to six points (15-9), Embry-Riddle rattled off a 7-1 run to put the set and match out of reach at 22-10. Erika Hinel put down kills on two of the final three points as the Blue and Gold won the set, 25-13, sweeping the match, 3-0. Martin led all players with 10 kills and hit .421 while Hinel chipped in with seven kills and Jordan Holcomb and Cailey Washington (.455 hitting percentage) added six kills apiece. Martin and Holcomb each tallied three of the Eagles' 11 service aces as well. Hannah Gray collected a match-high 11 digs while Adriana Vazquez (23 assists) and Erin McIntyre (12 assists) shared the setting duties as the Eagles hit .405 for the match. Jennifer Vasquez led the Seahawks with six kills and six digs while Kelsie

Kopicki added five kills. Danielle Lampman and Anabell Canell each recorded five digs and Christina Ruggeri totaled 12 assists. The Eagles return to action on Saturday when they host Ave Maria at 2 p.m. Saturday's match will be ERAU's first-ever “Think Pink” match where the Eagles will wear pink shoelaces to raise awareness in the fight against breast cancer. One dollar from each ticket sale will go to the American Cancer Society to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All fans are encouraged to wear pink and everyone in attendance will have an opportunity to take part in the donut-making station presented by Dunkin Donuts, where fans can decorate their own delicious creation with pink frosting and Halloween sprinkles to support the cause.

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Justin Time Dahan Guest Reporter

Every year Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida puts on one of the nation’s premiere Halloween events: Halloween Horror Nights - an event that those of us in Florida are probably quite familiar with. For 22 years Universal Studious has been putting on this event, and I have been fortunate enough to attend the past nine years. First lets start off with the fact that the website even contains a warning before allowing you to enter the main website page! That in itself should help you garner an idea about the intensity of this event. And I can say that this year, Halloween Horror Nights 22 is the best one yet. Universal goes through a transformation: the park shuts down for the day, it gets dark out, and now it is a new place, open to those with a special ticket for Halloween Horror Nights. The

streets get filled with “scare-actors” looking for every opportunity to pounce. This year the event boasts seven haunted houses - each one requiring you bring a spare set of pants. These houses are actual studios that they transform into a scary set based on a certain theme filled with clowns, ghosts, half dead nurses and anything else to frighten to you. Be sure to get into Gothic which is the most visually appealing house Universal has done to date in my opinion, and for those into 3D action be sure to walk through Penn & Teller Newkd Vegas. Think your safe walking the streets, and that you’d be okay without going into the houses? Think twice on that one. In the past Horror Nights has contained “scare zones” - certain walking areas in the streets that people could scare you. This year their logic changed for the better in my opinion. Nowhere is safe. Any where

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in the park is free game for the scareactors and they are everywhere looking for anyone to scare. This really keeps you on edge the whole night and adds a great element of surprise to the entire event. Halloween Horror Nights is on select nights in Universal Studios in Orlando, FL from 6:30 p.m. to either 12 a.m., 1 a.m. or 2 a.m. depend-

ing on the date. For more information be sure to check out their website at www. halloweenhorrornights.com. If you are not into quick scares, haunted houses and of course rides, this is not the event for you. For everyone else this is something you don’t want to miss especially since its only ashort drive away from Daytona.

Halloween and the Haunted St. Augustine Justin Time Dahan Guest Reporter

Halloween, according to the MerriamWebster dictionary, is “October 31 observed especially with dressing up in disguise, trick or treating, and displaying jack-o’lanterns during the evening.” Its origins go back to the 1700s where it was short for All Hallow’s Eve (All Saints’ Eve). Originally celebrated in Ancient England and Ireland, it is said that the souls of the dead would revisit their homes and witches, ghost, goblins and black cats would roam amongst the living world. Today we associate Halloween a little differently than they did in the 1700s. As kids we always assumed it was about dressing up and getting free candy, but as we get older how we celebrate Halloween changes for us. Many people will no longer observe Halloween at all, or at the most buy a pumpkin. College students and teenagers may go to a Halloween costume party which seems to be the classic choice among them while others may simply go see a scary movie as we typically associate movies such as the Paranormal Activity series with things like Halloween; however, there is another side to all this. Living in Daytona Beach we have many alternative methods to Halloween that not many may think of; right in Daytona’s back yard - a short one-hour drive north - is old St. Augustine. Many are familiar with it for the fountain of youth, but not many are aware of its haunted past. This town is the oldest, continuously occupied city in the U.S. The town was originally discovered by Juan Ponce De Leon in 1513 and officially founded as a city in 1565 by Pedro Menéndez de Avilés. Given the fact people have lived in St. Augustine for over 447 years, one might assume that there is some haunted past; specifically residual hauntings which are essentially spirits trapped in time. CNBC reports St. Augustine to be the sixth most haunted city in the U.S. with every other source consistently ranking it among the top ten. As soon as you steps on to St. George Street, you will instantly feel transformed.; it is the original street from the 1500s. The fact that so much history has taken place here and most of the original structures still stand emits a feel of a new world.

On this street, you may find things such as the oldest wooden schoolhouse in America and the governor’s house from all those years ago; In addition, you may find the location where all the pirate trials and executions took place. Take a step beyond the street and you will find some of the most haunted places yet. As an avid paranormal enthusiast, I find myself in St. Augustine frequently conducting investigations, and with that in mind, I have two recommendations for those of you considering stepping into the past. First let me start by saying any tour I recommend is not one with scare tactics but a historic tour of “haunted” places. Should you see anything, you can be sure it is the real deal and you better have a camera ready.

on the lighthouse grounds. The tour starts off by guiding you through a portion of the grounds of the lighthouse into what used to be the keepers house, and of course into the actual lighthouse tower itself. The lighthouse portion of the tour provides a brief history of the lighthouse and things to keep an eye out for, after which they set you loose. You will have your own time to go and investigate any part of the lighthouse grounds that you want; this is a great opportunity because you can focus your time on one thing if you like and not be with a large group of people the entire time. Some of the most compelling evidence towards the paranormal that I have ever experienced has been at this location. The tour is $25 for adults and you have

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One tour is a ghost tour and the other I consider more of a paranormal investigation. The first choice I would recommend to you is the investigation; it is located at the St. Augustine Lighthouse, which is a short drive from St. George St. The old keepers, as well as several of the keeper’s daughters, who died there from a tragic drowning accident, reportedly haunt the lighthouse. For those who do not know, this lighthouse has been investigated by TAPS and featured on an episode of Ghost Hunters which I highly recommend watching so you know what to expect. This tour is the Dark of the Moon tour and is the only tour in St. Augustine that can get you inside the lighthouse at night, and the entire time spent on Dark of the Moon tour takes place

the option of renting an EMF meter which is an instrument that measures the level of electromagnetic fields. EMF meters are commonly used tools in the field of ghost investigation since it is said that spirits are associate with high levels of EMF. For more information on this tour you can visit their website at http://www. staugustinelighthouse.com/events/darkofmoon.html. The second tour I would recommend is the Ripley’s ghost train adventure. This tour is a great way to see a lot of historic areas in St. Augustine on one tour. The tour originates at what is now the Ripley’s Believe it Or Not Museum; there is a reason he selected this to be his first museum location. The museum was once a house called the Castle Warden; built in 1887, it

was then transformed to a hotel where a terrible fire broke out killing several people inside, and is now the Ripley’s museum. You don’t start off the tour by going in the museum. The first stop on the tour is the Castillo De San Marcos, construction started in 1672 and it is the oldest masonry fort in the U.S. The fort has changed hands several times throughout its history but has never fallen into an enemy’s hands through battle! Located in an old war area, there exists some haunted past, and the tour will tell you all about the hidden secrets of the fort. The fort has held many notable people including Indian Chief Osceola who was held prisoner there…Osceola County, ring a bell? Yep, named after him. Next stop on the tour, the French Huguenot Cemetery, followed by… you guessed it, The Castle Warden (Ripley Museum). You will have an opportunity to hear the building’s past and walk through it room by room, trying to see and capture on film anything paranormal. This tour also offers EMF rentals and unless you own your own like myself, I highly recommended renting. Adult tickets for the tour are $24 and it lasts 90 minutes. For more information visit their website at http://www.ghosttrainadventure.com/#. If you do stop by St. Augustine, many of the restaurants are haunted as well! For those of you looking for somewhere to dine, eat at Harrys Seafood Bar & Grill; originally a home in the 1700s, the original family were forced to move out in 1760 when the British took over St. Augustine. In 1789 Catalina, an heiress of the family, moved back to the United States and was able to move back into her home where she died a short time later. The second floor and the upstairs ladies restroom is said to be the most haunted, apparently because the bathroom is where her room used to be; I would probably haunt it too in that case. The food is fantastic; if you will be staying overnight, the Casablanca Bed and Breakfast is known to be the most haunted hotel in St. Augustine for its relationship with the old rum running days. If you are contemplating what to do this Halloween remember the alternatives that are in your backyard! There is a lot of fascinating history and a lot of good times, screams, and ghosts to be had! Happy Halloween!


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ACROSS 1 Lugosi of “Son of Frankenstein” 5 Sty guy 9 Number-matching game 14 Moistureless 15 I almost forgot ... 16 Israel’s Yitzhak 17 Ukraine city 18 Puerto ___ 19 What air quotes sometimes indicate 20 Taken off the stove too soon 23 Exasperate 24 Bar for birds 25 Floated to the top 27 Caught cold 30 Frost-free zone 33 ___ on a Grecian Urn 34 Brown pigment 37 Of birth 38 Showgirl Manilow sang about 40 Not so maniacal 42 Cradle call 43 Bikini blaster 45 Family tree member 47 Dawson or Deighton 48 Recent arrival 50 It’s open for discussion (Var.) 52 Global extremity 53 Broom type 55 Pricer’s word 57 Go further than anyone would think 62 On ___ and a prayer 64 ___ 18 (book by Leon Uris) 65 Housekeeper 66 Military surveillance, briefly 67 ___ do (faint praise) 68 Crow 69 Venue for big crowds 70 Trueheart of the comics 71 No more than DOWN 1 Capital of Azerbaijan 2 Ireland, poetically 3 Stretched the truth 4 Modifying word 5 Lines in super-markets?

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