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Embry-Riddle brings new water system to support Chambellan, Haiti

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From The Editor Welcome back everyone! I hope you all had a great summer vacation. It is my pleasure to welcome you back to campus. Thank you for your continued readership of The Avion!

Activities Fair Next Tuesday, September 13th, will be the annual student activities fair on Legacy Walkway between College of Aviation and College of Business. Come out and browse the 160+ student organizations and begin your school year more involved than ever!

9/11 Anniversary Memorial Celebrate the Heroes and the fallen on the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. Please join us on the West Lawn this Friday, the 9th, at 11 a.m.

Welcome back to EmbryRiddle!

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Yung Wong

Clean Energy Club Chambellan, Haiti -- A team of professors and students from Embry-Riddle’s mechanical engineering, civil engineering, and engineering physics departments returned from Haiti on August 26th after a 10 day adventure across Haiti. This team, led by mechanical engineering professors Dr. Marc Compere, Dr. Yan Tang, student team leader Yung Wong and Mr Douglas Murphy of Murphy International, trekked nearly 12 hours through busy city centers, tropical jungle, and mountainous roads to reach the AnneClemande Julien Foundation (ACJF) Orphanage and School in southwestern Haiti to install a solar powered water purification system. This system, designed to fill two 600 gallon water tanks at 4 gpm, is currently providing water to not only the children at ACJF but also to the thousands of villagers in Chambellan, Haiti without access to clean drinking water. Through the entire length of the team’s stay, the ACJF caretaker, Mr. Sylvain, graciously hosted the team in the main house. His team of cooks prepared traditional Haitian dishes and fresh squeezed juice for the team every morning, afternoon, and

evening. None of the students expected this, but it was a pleasant surprise to everyone. All the delicious food kept the team’s energy and spirit high, allowing them accomplish their mission. As the team began working, hundreds of the local villagers and orphans, many of which have never seen people from outside Haiti, gathered to witness and help with the installation. Excitement and curiosity could be felt in the air as the solar array was unpacked and assembled by students Alena Thompson and Matt Selkirk. Though the air was hot and humid, the team and locals’ enthusiasm to complete the project allowed them to have clean drinking water at the end of the second day. Water samples collected from the well on the first morning by team member Jared Coleman showed multiple colonies of bacteria growing on a petri dish. After a four stage filtration process and ultra-

colony which indicated that the water was safe to drink and the project was indeed a success. To show the team their appreciation, the children at ACJF put on a show of traditional Haitian songs and dance that was presented to the team on their last n i g h t . The most memorable moment during the show was when one of the children defeated team member Johnathon Camp in a game of musical chairs. Sounds of creole cheers roared as they watched one of their own take the win. “Even though I was beat by a girl at musical chairs, it was a defining moment to hear the excitement of all the children,” said Johnathon. As the show came to an end, a sense of fulfilment and accomplishment came over the whole

team. Special thanks go out to Mr. Douglas Murphy, of Murphy International and Embry-Riddle’s President Johnson

for their support of the project. If you are interested in joining the Clean Energy Club at ERAU contact Yung Wong at

violet sterilization, a sample of the purified water showed only one bacteria

UAV Project in the Galapagos Islands

Womens Volleyball defeats opponents 3-0

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Students are hypnotized during annual event Allie Iacovelli

Guest Reporter On the night of Monday, Aug. 29, it would have shocked anyone driving by the ICI center to see the outrageously long line of students wrapped down the sidewalk and around the building. If you were one of those students, though, you would know the crowd came for the highly anticipated and wildly entertaining C.J. Johnson. As a nationally-renowned comedic hypnotist, C.J. has hypnotized over ten thousand people around the country, according to his website. The performance on Monday yielded loads of laughter from every member of the audience. A few were skeptical about the power of hypnosis at first, but it was not long before they became believers. After hypnotizing eager participants, C.J. effortlessly convinced them to dance to popular songs like “Grease Lightning”, face-off in body building championships, and cuddle with their shoes as if they were puppies. Derrick Daughtry’s favor-

ite part of the show was “Brett Louderback’s Steve Irwin impression” after C.J. told Louderback to wrestle a crocodile. Several audience members felt the urge to get hypnotized, yet shied away because of the possible embarrassment. Avril Pryce, one who was brave enough to volunteer, said, “It felt like I was conscious of what I was doing , but I just didn’t care. [Afterwards], people were rushing to show me the videos. As long as the audience enjoyed it, I am happy.” Amy Luckette, another participant, said “I felt completely relaxed, sort of like the way you feel right before you’re about to fall asleep…which was nice because I needed some extra rest!” This year, C.J. added the option of spectators tweeting during the show. These tweets showed up on a giant screen off stage. This definitely added a more personal aspect to the show and served as further amusement. Marc Gonzales enjoyed the quips because “it was really funny reading what other people

had to say about who was on stage.” C.J. Johnson’s show was undoubtedly one of the best parts of Orientation week. Later, C.J. shared that “the challenges [of the show] are different every time. At EmbryRiddle, so many people volunteer so decisions must be made on the fly to accommodate group routines.” Everything C.J. has learned over the past 25 years “comes together to create a great event that is truly about the people on stage and making them superstars as well as giving audiences a spectacular experience.” When I inquired about Embry-Riddle being one of the top schools to perform at, C.J revealed, “Touch-n-Go is amazing and as good as any professional production company. [Embry-Riddle] is an exceptional group of young men and women and their enthusiasm makes the show memorable.” It is satisfying to know that C.J. enjoys performing for the student body as much as we enjoy watching.

Late night at Evening Eagles


EMBRY-RIDDLE STUDENTS WERE invited to enjoy Evening Eagles as an alternitive to other activities around campus at the McKay Barbeque Pit on Saturday, Sep. 3. Students were able to climb a rock wall, show thier skills with Wii games, and much more as the even lasted till 1:00 a.m.

The Avion, September 9, 2011

Experiencing other cultures


THE OFFICE OF DIVERSITY INITIATIVES invites students to experience Eid-al-Fitr which is celebrated on the first day of Shaw’waal, at the completion of Ramadan on Wednesday, Aug. 31 on the Flight Deck.

Students use UAV’s to help Galapagos Wildlife Karissa Hewitt

Guest Reporter On Wednesday, Aug. 31, Jorge Pantoja and his fellow engineers dedicated their night to aiding the environment of the Galapagos Islands. The Galapagos are volcanic islands which spring from the Pacific Ocean west of Ecuador and serve as a home for various species of wildlife. The area consists of a national park and a biological marine reserve. The park and reserve aim to protect and sustain the wildlife of the islands, but illegal hunting activities such as shark fishing, are negatively affecting the area and its species. How is ERAU helping the Galapagos wildlife? The students of the Galapagos UAV Project are building aircrafts which will help survey the islands and aid in the protection of the species. Together, the Galapagos National Park (DPNG), ERAU (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University), and USFQ (Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador) have signed a collaboration agreement to help the Galapagos wildlife. Funded by Riddle and USFQ, the project team is building a fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles that are expected to be completed and in produc-

tion by summer 2013. Though Daytona Beach, Florida is thousands of miles away from Ecuador, the students here at Riddle keep in contact with their collaborators at USFQ. The combined effort of both universities allows students to work in their area of expertise. Together they create, build and test the UAV’s and its systems. Since the aerial fleet and all of its components are being built by the students, there are different teams within the project. Therefore, each student can work on what they’re interested in. The Galapagos UAV project consists of the Airframe team, Engine Team, Communications Team, Autopilot Team, and Catapult/Retrieve Team. Currently, the national park uses a small manned airplane and boats to survey the area and defend the wildlife. Yet, their current process is not efficient and is an expensive monitoring system. One airplane is not able to cover a large amount of land and boats can be seen very easily, so ERAU and USFQ have been assigned an environmental mission to make the monitoring system more efficient and less expensive. The best way to do this was UAV’s. The aircrafts being built by

both institutions can fly for 12-16 hours and consume very little gas. The Galapagos project was introduced to ERAU by Pedro Meneses. He is a graduate of Riddle and currently serves as the Chairman of Aerospace Engineering in Ecuador. The UAV project team is managed by ERAU student Jorge Pantoja. Though he may be the leader, the project is not an individual task. It is made possible by the effort of everyone on the team, professors and students alike. It is a diverse project and everyone is invited- especially engineers. According to Jorge, it is the perfect opportunity to be able to build a real airplane that will be flown and produced. It is real life engineering experience and environmental friendly. Those interested should visit the project website at (which is still in production), contact Jorge Pantoja or another team member, Prof. Snorri Gudmun dsson, Prof. Heidi Steinhauer, or Dr. Charles Reinholtz. Those who join the endeavor and stick around for the long haul will benefit from the experiences that come alongside the UAV project. It is a once in a life time opportunity at ERAU.

Professor completes 32 years of dedicated service Kimberly Venema

Comm. & Marketing Professor Tej Gupta has touched the lives of more than 9,000 engineering students in his academic career of more than 40 years, including 32 years here at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Having taught more than 22 different aerospace engineering and related courses in engineering at the graduate and undergraduate levels here at EmbryRiddle, Dr. Gupta understands what is expected of engineering students. He continually reminds them in

the classroom that “Math is a tool in your hand and physics is your mental idea, and when you blend math and physics together, you become successful engineers.” Dr. Gupta’s students can expect to learn a great deal in his aerodynamics courses, especially on the subjects of boundary layers and applied mathematics. When discussing boundary layers, Gupta said the flow of air over a solid body can be divided into two regions: a very thin layer in the neighborhood of the body (called boundary layer) where friction plays an essential part. In the second region outside this layer, friction may be neglected and the flow can be considered friction-

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less. This frictional layer creates resistance called drag, specifically in Embry-Riddle’s case, the wing design of an airplane. “Engineers are generally engaged in the analysis or design of a device that has a specific practical purpose,” said Dr. Gupta. “The cost of operation, as well as performance of the vehicle, is of primary importance. Boundary layer theory plays a dominant role in designing these stream lined (aerodynamic bodies).” Computational methods is another term discussed in Dr. Gupta’s classes. These methods, he says, are the tools in the “aircraft designer’s tool box” that

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allows them to complete the job and keep changing over time due to the ever changing technology. “These computational methods have revolutionized the aircraft design process. It provides detailed information to facilitate the decision making,” said Dr. Gupta. “With the advent of the digital computers and the fast development of numerical analysis, a variety of complex calculation methods have become available to the designer.” Dr. Gupta understands the complexity of his subjects and desires to explain it in basic terms for his students and inspires them in their learning process. He also wishes to pass on some wisdom

to his fellow professors. “A teacher can never truly teach unless he is learning himself. A candle can never light another candle unless it continues to burn its own flame,” he quotes. Dr. Gupta started teaching at Embry-Riddle in August of 1979 as an associate professor. In September 1984, Dr. Gupta was promoted to full professor of aerospace engineering with tenure. He earned his PhD in Engineering Mechanics from Virginia Tech and a MS and PhD in Applied Mathematics from University of Roorkee, India, now known as Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.

Dr. Tej Gupta Aeronautical Engineering Professor

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student government



“Welcome Back” from SGA President Justin Fletcher

SGA President Welcome back everyone! This is Justin Fletcher, your Student Government Association (SGA) President, and I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know about some of the things that have gone on while you were away for the summer, and let you know what you can expect from your SGA this year. If you haven’t had the opportunity yet I encourage you to take a walk around campus. I think you’ll find that a lot has changed since the spring. You’ll notice the addition of some modular buildings outside

of Doolittle Hall. It is to these buildings that classes will be displaced when the Academic Complex (Alphabet Soup) is demolished in December. There has also been significant progress on the new Jim Henderson Welcome and Administration Center, on what used to be Spruance Field. The James Hagedorn Aviation Complex is nearing completion and will be officially open later this term. Across the street we have the significant expansion of our athletic facilities, including the addition of two new fields. You may also have noticed the addition of a new bike path running from Richard Petty all the way to Beville Road. This route is

frequently traveled by our students, and has often been a safety concern. The construction of this new path will allow significantly greater separation from traffic, and will provide a safer transit for many of our students. The construction workers haven’t been the only people working around campus. Your SGA representatives have been hard at work this summer to provide you with a few additional comforts for the coming year; I would like to highlight just a few of them. First, you may have noticed some changes to the departure lounge. With the help of Eagles FM General Manager Derek Romanyk we

for the Residence Life vacancy must be undergraduate or graduate students and currently live on campus (or Chanute). International Student applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students who are international students. All applicants must also have a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.5, have attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach Campus for one full semester prior to running for the respective position, and are taking at least six credit hours. Being on the Student Representative Board also requires at least three hours of service in the Student Government Association Office every week. Student Representative Board applicants must have no classes or other obligations on Tuesdays from 12:45 pm through 2:00 pm and must serve as a member of at least one committee and or liaison. The term length for the applicants who are chosen to fill these vacancies will be from the Fall 2011 semester through the Spring 2012 semester. As a Student Government Association, we look for certain traits and qualities in individuals who are applying to fill these vacancies. Candidates should have great time management skills, are hard working,

have a positive attitude, excel in their coursework, and are involved in the ERAU campus. Other qualities include integrity and showing passion for our ERAU community. Candidates should also have ideas on how you can improve student life on campus and how you would takes those ideas and put them into action. Our most imperative objective in the SGA is to improve student life on campus. If you are chosen for one of these vacancies, it will be your duty to represent the entire ERAU student body. If you are looking to really make a difference in student life at ERAU, please apply to be on the Student Representative Board. This, as always, is going to be a very competitive process but I believe competition brings out the best in all of us. The Student Government Association has a lot of big plans for the upcoming year and we would like you to be a part of it. Even if you do not wish to apply for the Student Representative Board, we encourage every student to get involved in our campus community. If you have any questions about the Vacancy process, please ask us in the SGA office or email me at falklerm@ Here is to a great and successful semester.

parking in the Citation lot as displayed in the new map. However, while the map depicts the entire lot as a commuter parking lot, it is important to note that Citation West will be partially blue until the employees move into the new flight building. Should you have any appeals for parking tickets, they can now be submitted online through ERAU Connection. An added convenience is that tickets can now be scanned and attached to an appeal which negates the need for students to physically bring their tickets into the SGA office. In an attempt to further minimize the use of paper, the decision letters will

be sent electronically to students letting them know whether they have been found “responsible” or “not responsible.” To access the appeal form, under the Student Court Organization in ERAU Connection you will find the “Forms” tab along the side which contains the appeal form. Many relevant documents are also available for students such as the parking color map, Safe Ride Program rules and regulations, student rights and responsibilities, and the university honor code judicial process. Thank you and have a great start to the semester. If you have any questions please stop by the SGA office.

Vacancy update Matthew Falkler

COB Representative First of all, I hope everyone had a great and restful summer break. As the Chair of the Vacancy Committee, I would like to announce that the Student Representative Board has four vacancies to fill for the Fall 2011 through Spring 2012 semester. These vacancies are one seat representing the College of Aviation, one seat representing the College of Engineering, one seat representing Housing and Residence Life, and one seat representing International Students. As of right now, students may apply for these vacancies in the Student Representative Board. Applications are available on the SGA website, sga.db.erau. edu, and can be found on the ‘About SGA’ page. All applications are due no later than Wednesday September 14 by 5:00 pm to the SGA Office. In order to apply for the Student Representative Board vacancy in the College of Aviation, applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students in the College of Aviation. College of Engineering applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students in the College of Engineering. Applicants

have purchased our own pool table, and have all the equipment available for checkout from the SGA office. We are also currently in the process of replacing the old, broken furniture with something a bit more stable. Second, graduate student representative Andrew Bellini has worked all summer to provide us with give-away options. This year, we will be doing ministaplers, car-shades, and large golf umbrellas. Andrew has also worked with facilities to provide bins from which you can take an umbrella if you need one, and in which you can leave yours if you don’t. These bins will increase the amount of time

that these umbrellas stay in circulation, which means that you get more bang for your buck. Finally, College of Engineering representative Sandeep “Sunny” Singh, has been working on our new bike rental program. You may have noticed that at the end of each term, a significant number of bikes are abandoned on our campus. These bikes are frequently left unclaimed, and are therefore thrown away. At the SGA, we thought that this was a bit wasteful, and so, with the generous support of facilities and parking and traffic services, we intend to refurbish these bikes, paint them with our school colors, and rent them out

to students. This will reduce the number of bikes abandoned on campus, and put those that are to good use. It will also be one less expense that students will incur, should they wish to ride a bike on campus. This program is very small right now and will grow considerably over the next few years. It is my intention to put Task Force One (the firstyear student council) in charge of the program once the organization is established. As always, If there are any questions, concerns, or suggestions for the SGA you can leave them on the SGA website. Or, better yet, stop by the office and see us; we would love to hear from you.

Parking and appeals Get your money Alex Holtzapple Chief Justice

The Daytona Beach campus has adopted a new parking structure to accommodate for the loss of parking spaces due to the construction sites. Student Village residents, who now have red decals for their vehicles, have the convenient option of parking right by their halls of residence along Richard Petty in the Yeager and Village parking sections (Lots 19 and 20 respectively). A few other changes have also occurred and among those changes is the shift from employee parking to commuter

Get to know your SGA Matther Falkler College of Business Representative Senior Business Admin.

Hello everyone, my name is Matthew Falkler. I am proudly one of the College of Business Representatives on the Student Representative Board. This is my final semester at Embry-Riddle and I am majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Air Transportation. I am from Severn, Maryland, which is located in between Baltimore and Annapolis. Being that close to Baltimore, I am a huge Ravens and Orioles fan. As busy as classes are, I always try to stay involved. Other than being a Student Representative on the Student Representative Board, I am involved with many other clubs and activities as well. I am a Resident Advisor in Doolittle 3rd South, the Vice President of the College Republicans, a member of the Catholic Student Union, and a member of the Firearms Club. In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my friends, watching football, working out, and going to the ERAU Hockey games. The reason I joined the Student Government Association was pretty simple. I wanted to make a

difference in our ERAU community. For the past three semesters I have voiced the concerns and suggestions of all students, especially from the College of Business, to the SGA and the administration. I will continue to strive in making sure the College of Business is properly represented to the Student Government Association and I will continue to ensure all student suggestions and concerns are heard by the SGA. This is going to be an exciting and busy semester for the SGA. I am the Chair of the Progress Committee and as a committee we ensure student suggestions are put into action. We also have many exciting projects already in the works which will greatly improve student life. In addition, I am the Liaison for Student Wellness. If you have any suggestions or concerns regarding the Fitness Center or the Health and Wellness Center, please let me know. Without your support, the Student Government Association is just a name. In order for the SGA to continue to function properly, we need help via your input.

Jon Rauch SFB

Is your club looking for budget allocations this semester? Well it’s as simple as filling out the Student Finance Board (SFB) budget packet that’s available online now! A budget allocation is the amount of money the (SFB) approves for each club/organization to use towards expenses associated with activities and items that are incurred throughout the semester. The SGA fund is available to any registered student organization on campus. To download a budget packet for your club, log-on to, or type

“SGA” into the URL bar on any school computer. Just click the link on the homepage, fill out some information, and the budget packet will download directly to your computer (don’t download in Internet Explorer, however). It’s important that expenses in the budget packet be itemized and specific as possible with exact or approximate prices of each event or item. Remember, the SGA will not fund for items such as airfare, food, give-away items, or personalized items (such as shirts or jerseys). All budget packets must be emailed to by Wednesday, September 28 by11:59 PM for them to be considered by the SFB. Once the packet

has been submitted, go to http:// to sign up for an allocation time. The available dates are October 2, 4, 6, and 13. A club can only sign up for an allocation time after their packet has been submitted. All of this information can be found in the budget packet itself. To help with the budget packet process, the SFB and Student Activities will be holding a Treasurer’s Training Workshop on September 20. We will be reviewing how to fill out a packet, show examples of completed packets. A bonus $100 club allocation will also be given away. If you have any questions, feel free to email the SGA Treasurer at

Student Life EFT recruits new members Students improve AE Program Page


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Oleg Sendzyuk

ERAU Flight Team

The Eagles Flight Team (EFT) represents the EmbryRiddle’s Daytona Beach campus and competes at the annual National Intercollegiate Flying Association’s (NIFA) National and Regional Safety and Flight Evaluation Conferences (SAFECON). The Eagles are now seeking new members for the academic year of 20112012. The mass briefing of the EFT will be held on September 6th at 7:30pm in the Willie Miller IC Auditorium. After the briefing, tryouts will begin on every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday starting from September 6th through September 29th and will be followed by an interview with the current EFT members on either October 4th, 5th, or 6th. The tryouts are separated into 3 major ground events which are REC, COMPACC, and SCAN. REC (Aircraft Recognition) 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm (T, W, Th) -Identifying various aircraft by make and model. COMPACC (Computer Accuracy) 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm (T, W, Th) -Complex calculations with a manual flight computer such as the CR-3. SCAN (Simulated Comprehensive Air Navigation) 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (T, W, Th) -Planning a hypothetical flight utilizing aircraft performance charts, weather information, VFR charts, and answering knowledge questions based on the Federal Aviation Regulations and basic aviation knowledge. After joining the EFT, new members can then take part in a number of other events for in the spring semester. These include Message Drop, Preflight, as well as IFR & Sims for members with an instrument rating. Saturday Practice 7:30 am - 4:00 pm (Sat) -Flight practice* is performed at the Massey Ranch Airport. Pick up is available


at the flight line. The vans are leaving at 7:30am sharp. *Flying events are open to members after participating in EFT for 2 semesters. Potential members are required to participate in the Saturday practice and at least 2 ground events (REC, SCAN or COMPACC). Perfect attendance is required for all the practice and chosen events. Special consideration will be given to participants who have conflicts between their flight blocks and the practices. With members from 10 different countries and regions, the EFT is the most diverse team on campus. The team also provides you with a chance to meet friends, build up networks with the aviation industry, and polish your own résumé. The

EFT is also the only group of pilots on campus privileged enough to fly the Cessna 162 Skycatcher. The EFT has amassed a two decade long domination of the NIFA regional competition and became the first team in history to compete with the Cessna 162 Skycatcher at the 2011 NIFA national competition. 2011-2012 will be a great year for the team as we strive to take the national championship trophy back to ERAU Daytona Beach. The previous national championship was won by the team in 1992. In the Aircraft Recognition event (REC), EFT successfully placed four competitors in the national top 10 and our team encyclopedia Phil Rademacher was the REC champion for the second year

in a row. Phil will be coaching the event for the 20112012 year. Benjamin Ingraham placed 5th in the power on landing competition as well as 7th in the power off landing competition in the Cessna 162 which was a great result in the planes first ever competitive meeting. Any student at EmbryRiddle’s Daytona campus can join the Eagles Flight Team. There is no minimum flight time, experience, or rating requirements to become a member of the team (however, some events do have specific requirements). For more information, please visit ALL MAJORS ARE WELCOME!


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department and pushes student ideas and concerns that would be left unheard if backed only by individual students. The Board, which was reinstituted last spring after years of inexistence, has vacant positions and is looking for students willing to help improve the aerospace engineering program at ERAU. All undergraduate aerospace engineering students with a CGPA of at least 2.5 who have studied at least one full semester at ERAU are invited to apply. If interested please send an email to to receive more information and an application form.

AE Student Advisory Board Help improve the Aeronautical Engineering Program! The Aerospace Engineering Student Advisory Board is a student organization which acts as the official liaison between the undergraduate aerospace engineering student body and the AE department. Consisting of 13 members, the board accepts concerns and ideas for improvement from students in order to better AE courses and the entire aerospace engineering program at ERAU. The board works closely with the AE


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Student Life



Lamda Theta Alpha salute new arrivals Mireya Ortiz

Lamda Theta Alpha LTA is the ONLY Way! The Lovely Ladies of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. have been paving the way since 1975 in the US, and since April 2010 at Embry-Riddle. Our principals are Unity, Love and Respect and our colors are Burgundy and Gray. We are the FIRST and ONLY multicultural sorority on campus, dedicated to academics, community service, political activism and the empowerment of the Universal Woman. Our National Philanthropy is the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and our Chapter Philanthropy is the Domestic Abuse Council of Volusia County. 2010-2011 was our first year on campus as an established Chapter. We put on events such as the Domestic

Abuse Workshop, Merengue and Salsa Classes, Bilingual Mass, Domestic Abuse Clothing Drive, Afro-Latino Connection, Bingo for St. Judes and a Stroll and Salute Exhibition during our Founder’s Week. We also participated in the Orlando Heart Walk and volunteered at the Orlando Alzheimer’s Walk. In addition, we earned four awards from our Fraternity & Sorority Life Department and two from Student Activities, including Gold Wing status. In the coming year we hope to have an even bigger presence on campus through our unique Culture and educational workshops that will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Domestic Abuse Awareness Month, Black Heritage Month and our annual Founders’ Week. Although “Latin” is in our name we are a multicultural sorority and have Sisters in our Chapter with Colombian, Turkish, African-American,

Bolivian, Puerto Rican, Kenyan, Mexican, Filipino and Caucasian backgrounds. We are Latin by tradition, not by definition and welcome ladies from all creeds, orientations and ethnic backgrounds. If you want to learn more about our Sorority and our FIERCE and Legendary Chapter just look out for that Burgundy and Gray during Orientation Week and throughout the semester. We will be at the various orientation activities including For Women Only, Eagle Fest BBQ and Pool Party, the Hypnotist, Oozeball and Meet the Greeks. We will be demonstrating our traditions of saluting and strolling. Saluting is a means by which Sisters of our organization praise a particular member within our organization or honor the organization’s past and current accomplishments. Salutes tend to include words of modern-day songs and include movements that are synchro-

nized between the Sisters that are performing. Saluting symbolizes unity and respect and is a tradition unique to Lambda Theta Alpha. Strolling, or party walking, traces back to the inception of historically African American Greek organizations and is practiced by many organizations to this day. Sisters line up one after another, similar to saluting, they move forward in a line performing the same dance. Strolling exhibits unity and pride. Feel free to come up to us at anytime during Orientation and all year round to ask questions, we always welcome new interested ladies with open arms and look forward to seeing the new faces around campus in the upcoming school year! If you are interested in learning more about us please feel free to visit our website at lambdathetaalpha/lta_epsilonlambda or email epsilonlambda.


LAMDA THETA ALPHA SALUTE at their Salute & Stroll Exhibition in April. To learn more, look for Burgundy and Gray during Orientation Week and throughout the semester.

Students give back Phi Delts greet students Andrew M. Temme

Nicholas J. Stapleton

Phi Delta Theta

Alpha Phi Omega

Want community service with great friends? Then Alpha Phi Omega is the fraternity for you! We are a co-ed service fraternity actively assisting the campus and the community. Alpha Phi Omega was founded in 1926 upon the principals of the American Scouting Movement by former Eagle Scouts and alumni of the Boy Scouts. Since 1996, our Alpha Delta Nu chapter of Alpha Phi Omega has been training brothers in leadership and service while providing students with a close fellowship of brothers of both genders, including game nights, camping trips, and inter-chapter retreats. Being the largest service fraternity in the country, finding brothers wherever you end up after graduation is almost guaranteed! Interested? Check out one of our two information meet-


ings: Sunday, September 11th or Sunday, September 18th at 6:00pm in IC 201. Also look forward to seeing our Rush events, starting on Tuesday, September 13, includ-

ing ice cream at Ritter’s, a beach day, ultimate Frisbee, a COPE course (group leaderships games), a night at Daytona Lagoon, and two service projects.

The Florida Mu chapter of The Phi Delta Theta Fraternity would like to welcome this year’s Freshman Class of 2015 to Embry-Riddle! We know you are going to have the best four years of your life! The only thing that could make your college career better is to get involved! Yes, you will hear that for a long while, but we aren’t in the business of brainwashing, just educating! Going Greek is one of the best ways you can get involved, as it opens so many doors, including other positions and clubs on campus, a great social life during college, and connections that will help you in the future! “It’s not always what you know, it’s who you know!” as my Mom always says. We urge you to come out to the Greek events during Orientation, as well as Meet the Greeks and Recruitment week a few weeks later in the semester. Take a look around!


BROTHERS JUSTIN WEATHERSPOON AND Daniel Port help win the Greek Week Trophy with the Good Ship Phi. As for the Phi Delts on campus, we are dedicated to our three cardinal principles of Friendship, Sound Learning, and Moral Rectitude, as well as having a good time. We are the current Greek Week Champions as well, which is the weeklong competition in the spring that all the Greeks compete for, a very prestigious title. We go camping every semester, have a formal every semester, and tons of brotherhood events and socials

that the average student doesn’t get to experience! We know we aren’t for everyone, which is why we encourage you to go out to the Greek events! If you have any questions about Phi Delta Theta or Greek Life in general, our Recruitment Chair’s name is Kevin McBrayer, and he can be reached at KevIrish@ And again, we welcome you to Embry-Riddle, your new home, and hope you have an amazing time!

Opinions Avoid a stressful semester by taking time off Page


Amit Sonawane

Guest Reporter What does it mean to spend time in your own company? Why do we consider it as a bad thing to do? When was the last time you were alone and had a blast? I have never made it a secret that I am an introvert. However, we do not fully understand the meaning of introversion. Being an introvert has always been a minority in our society. Our surroundings are full of the other kind - the extroverts. Being an introvert doesn’t mean being anti-social, depressed, rude, shy or afraid. Anyway, I am not here to define any personality types. What I do want to address is the importance of spending time with your-

The Avion, September 9, 2011

self - extrovert or introvert. I was once asked by a friend, “Who do you enjoy spending most of your time with?” After thinking about it a lot, I was surprised that I had never realized that the person I enjoy spending most of my time with is me. And I was surprised that I was surprised by this realization. I mean, why shouldn’t I? I have spent every single moment of my life with me. I am my best friend. I know all my fears, my strengths, my desires, my ambitions, my secrets - everything I ever thought, ever wished, ever accomplished - the first person I shared it with was me. So, I started taking time out for myself. And I don’t mean sitting on my couch watching re-runs of Seinfeld or browsing the internet on a lazy Sunday

afternoon, but I started taking myself out. I started hanging out with myself more often, while still keeping up with my other social commitments. Here’s how I did it I have a fairly large group of friends thanks to my job as a Resident Director, and being at Riddle for five years. However, I always had my friends grouped - study friends, rock-climbing friends, biker friends, etc. And then I have those 4-5 extremely close friends that I can do almost anything and sometimes absolutely nothing with. I think we all have somewhat of a similar friendship pattern. So, breaking out of this pattern and taking time out for me was a little bit of a challenge. Slowly, I started finding things that I enjoyed

doing by myself. Now I have a pretty solid list of things I do on my own. This is the time I spend on thinking and just being in the moment. Here’s a little peek into the things I love doing by myself: Fishing: I love spending an afternoon at the docks or the pier with my fishing gear and Jack Johnson. Fishing really helps me calm down and refocus. Bike rides: There is a scenic road in Central Florida, called the Ormond Scenic Loop & Trail (OSLT). It’s almost a 50 mile loop. The first half runs along the beautiful shoreline and the other half through the Tomoka and Bulow Creek State Parks. My motorcycle, a gorgeous road and me. Need I say more? Farmers markets: I love

going to the markets. It’s a Saturday morning ritual for me to visit the farmer’s market, buy some fresh produce and cook a brunch. Usually, this attracts a lot of hung-over friends. Reading: My daily, get-away ritual is reading. I have some favorite spots to read at - my couch, the lake, the park, or the local coffee shop just to name a few. Deep Sea Fishing: About twice a year I go deep sea fishing on a local boat called Pastime Princess. They are a little expensive so I resist going too often, but every time I do, it’s a different experience. I generally go with a friend but I have also done a few solo trips, and let me tell you, the solo trips are the best. It’s just you in the middle of a

deep blue ocean, nothing else in sight. It makes you feel so small and humble. Beach: Since I live on the beach, I take it for granted sometimes. I love taking walks on the beach, especially at night. It might be a little scary for some of you in the beginning, but it’s a whole new world out there at night. The waves sound different, the breeze smells sweeter and the sand feels softer on your feet. Plus, the amazingly lit up sky is always a bonus! So this is what I do on my own. Hopefully, in the future, I’ll get to expand this list. Also, if you guys have any ways in which you celebrate your solitude then do share with me on my blog, www.fishingbuddha. com. Thanks for reading and have a fun semester!

Student Forum “What do you think of the new parking arrangements?”

- Compiled by Hannah Brown

Andrew Miskovich Sophomore Mechanical Engineering

Peter Splitter Sophomore Meteorology

Andy Yin Senior Aeronautical Science

Sarah Fitzpatrick Senior Aerospace Engineering

Darryl Flanders Graduate Masters of Science in Aeronautics

Rebecca Zgorski Junior Human Factors

“Parking was better last semester.”

“Dismal at best.”

“It’s a step in the right direction.”

“I think it needs time for everyone to get used to.”

“It’s horrible but temporary.”

“More parking for commuters, but not very convenient.”


The Avion, September 6, 2011

Aero Feature



ERAU to compete in Green Flight Challenge Nick Candrella

Staff Reporter I t was a muggy and sunshine filled morning as swallows darted swiftly over the freshly mowed grass adjacent to Taxiway Sierra on September 1. Training aircraft departing Runway Seven Right climbed up to meet scattered clouds and the rising sun. At the eastern most hold short line on Taxiway Sierra sat the latest project of Embry-Riddle’s Eagle Flight Research Center, the EcoEagle, preparing for its seventh flight in a series of pre-competition test flights. On the test card was the project milestone of switching the hybrid gas-electric aircraft over from the four cylinder Rotax 912 engine to the 40-horsepower Flight Design electric motor in flight. This would be accomplished via a custom in-house designed and manufactured transmission. Sitting in the right seat of the modified Stemme S-10 motor glider was Team Pilot Mikhael Ponso, listening intently to the airport weather with his headset and sunglasses on. Standing in on each side of the open canopy was Team Leader Lori

Costello and Aeronautical Engineering master student Ankit Nanda. Nanda leaned over into the cockpit shading the center-mounted screen of the instrument panel from the glare of the morning sun. This display would be critical in moni-

t o r ing the conditions and output of the electric motor in flight. He was not pleased; “Do you have a pen?” he asked. Ankit needed it to reset the frozen computer. The restart looked momentarily successful, then the problem reoccured. Another reset. The semi-reclined and fully buckled in Ponso turned and said “Welcome to flight testing.” T h e EcoEagle is EmbryRiddles’ entry into the Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency (CAFE) Foundation, in association with NASA and Google, the Green Flight Challenge (GFC) is scheduled to take place

September 25 through October 1st at Charles M Schulz field (KSTS) in Sonoma County California. The GFC presents very demanding design goals. Most notable of these is the efficiency requirement of 200 Passenger-MPGe energy equivalency or greater. This is to be accomplished at during two 200 statute miles (173.8 nm) flights at speeds over 100 mph (86.9 KTAS) at 4,000ft MSL. Other requirem e n t s

tors. Embry-Riddle is one of thirteen teams registered for the competition. Of those thirteen, four have bowed out in the interim and will not be ready to compete later this month. The majority of teams are opting for all electric propulsion. ERAU is one of two teams using a hybrid propulsion system and also is one of only two universities in the competition. Early in the development, the Rotax 912 was planed to run on Swift bio-fuel, the same being used in the green fleet project, in order to be eligible for an additional bio-fuel add-on prize. However, that was not implemented in the final

include take-

off distance to obstacle height of less than 2,000ft, minimum flight speed of 52 mph (45 KTAS) with a takeoff noise not greater than 78 dBA, vehicle weight less than 6,500 lbf and hanger wing span less than 44ft. The rewards are high as well. The system of 1/((1/mph)+(2/ PaxMPGe)) will win the first place prize, a whopping 1.5 million dollars that is the largest dollar amount prize thus far in general aviation. This record amount has attracted a formidable field of competi-

configuration. When questioned about the competing propulsion options during the conceptual design phase of the project, Team Leader Lori Costello said, “We initially looked at several options, all electric with batteries, fuel cells both methane and hydrogen, solar panels and we eventually opted for the most proven and safe technology that could meet the goals. If anything goes wrong we could potentially kill him (the pilot).” The concern is all too real, as Team Yuneec suffered the loss of both pilot and aircraft when it had a structural failure in the tail section ten seconds after takeoff at 130ft above the ground. With this commitment to safety and proven technology in mind, the design team chose to modify a Stemme

S-10 Motor Glider. This German made aircraft is the Chevy Corvette of gliders. A self-launching glider with a mid-fuselage engine, the most impressive aspect of the Stemme is its massive 75ft wingspan, the largest in the competition. This lends to an incredible aspect ratio of 29, and coupled with the HQ-41/14.3 airfoil lead to the aircraft’s outstanding lift to drag ratio, and therefore glide ratio, of 50 to 1. With one of the best airframes that the German masters of soaring, carrying on the long legacy of Otto Lilienthal, could produce, the team set about making their modifications. Starting at the nose, one of the unique features of the Stemme is the folding prop that can be used at takeoff a n d

b e stored in the nose cone while soaring. This prop was to be replaced with a larger, more efficient, composite, electrically controlled variable pitch prop made by MT Propeller. This required designing a new thrust bearing support and mount along with belt drive and cowling. The custom mount was machined from 6061 Aluminum in house. The Instrument panel was modified to include a computer to monitor the electrical system and display data to the pilot. Approximately 200 lbf of lithium polymer battery cells were installed in the wings, a location that is typically used by highspeed gliders for water ballast. A custom engine

mount and electrical motor mount was designed and built. The drive train was completely redesigned with a clutch used to switch between the gas and electric motors. An external muffler was also added. With all the modifications the question of any secret weapons, had to be asked; “No, its just solid engineering and getting the most out of existing technology.” responded Lori. Ponso jokingly responds, “Yeah, our ultra super efficient invisible solar panels, they’re everywhere.” Back on Taxiway Sierra, the unruly computer had begun co-operating. Lori gave Ponso a sincere and seemingly ritualistic pre-test flight handshake. The canopy was lowered and Ankit moved to the front of the aircraft to hand prop start the engine. Ponso gave a nod to Ankit and he threw the prop. Three revolutions and it stopped, nothing atypical for cold hand starts. A few more attempts and the Rotax roared to life. Ponso contacted Daytona ground and advanced the throttle rolling

past the hold short line, behind schedule but still functioning. Ten minutes later in a dirt lot not far from the hanger, the team watched as the EcoEagle, barely visible at the end of Runway 7L lifted off. As if on cue, a hawk flares and lands on telephone pole in the foreground. The EcoEagle climbed steadily as it passed before starting a very shallow bank toward campus. The slim profile became harder to distinguish against the bright morning sky, before blending in and leaving as small of a footprint on its environment as possible.


Eagles defeat Rocky Mountain, Jamestown B2

ERAU men’s soccer plays to 1-1 draw with AUM B2

Women’s soccer takes down Shorter 3-1 B3

No. 8 Embry-Riddle takes two on first day B3





The Avion, September 6, 2011

Eagles Defeat Rocky Mountain, Jamestown ROCKY MT. EMBRY-RIDDLE

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Michael Pierce

ERAU Athletics After racking up 24 kills in Friday’s matches, junior outside hitter Jordan Holcomb put in another solid day’s work on Saturday, recording a total of 22 kills, 20 digs and 10 service aces to lead the eighth-ranked Eagles to a pair of victories on the final day of the ERAU Labor Day Tournament. The Blue and

Gold took down No. 18 Rocky Mountain in the afternoon and Jamestown in the evening, both in three sets. With the wins, Embry-Riddle improves to a perfect 5-0 this season, having not dropped a set thus far. Rocky Mountain fell to 11-1 after the loss to ERAU, while Jamestown dropped to 5-4. In what was billed as the best matchup on paper in the tournament, Embry-Riddle and Rocky Mountain opened the match with a very tightly contested first set. After the Eagles ran out to a fast 7-1 lead, the Battlin’ Bears fought back to close the gap to 12-10. A 3-0 run by ERAU gave the home team a 20-14 advantage, but after taking a timeout, RMC rattled off nine out of 11 points to take a 23-22 lead. A kill by Morgan Shattuck

tied things for a moment, but Jillian Bates answered with a kill to give Rocky Mountain set point at 24-23. The Eagles weren’t rattled, as Holcomb put down a kill to knot the score at 24-all. After Kristin Barott picked up a kill to give RMC another set point, Holcomb slammed down back-to-back kills to bring ERAU to within a point of taking the set at 26-25. In true back-and-forth fashion, the Battwlin’ Bears took the next two points to earn their third set point at 27-26. The Eagles finally strung together three straight points capped off by a kill from Abby Hall to take the first set, 29-27. The second set also started quickly for Embry-Riddle, as they opened up a 7-2 lead early. But unlike the first set, Rocky Mountain couldn’t mount a

comeback of any kind; the closest RMC would get was four points (9-5). An 11-4 run by the Eagles, keyed by four Holcomb kills, put the home team in front 20-9 and they would go on to win the set 25-13 to take a 2-0 lead in the match. In the third set, Rocky Mountain and Embry-Riddle battled throughout, with neither side ever leading by more than three points. A kill by Taylor Martin tied the set at 10-10, but after ERAU gained a 12-10 advantage on another Martin kill, RMC answered to pull within a point at 13-12. A Holcomb kill gave the Eagles their largest lead at 17-14, but again the Battlin’ Bears responded, going on a 6-1 run to take a 20-18 lead. A pair of kills by Gloria Kemp quickly tied the set at 20 and a block from Kemp and

Adriana Vazquez put the Eagles back in front, 23-22. The Blue and Gold finally put the match away with a kill from Hall to take the third set, 25-23, and the match, 3-0. Holcomb, who would later be selected as the tournament MVP, led the way with 13 kills to go along with 13 digs and three service aces. Martin also recorded a double-double with 11 kills and a match-high 17 digs, while libero Nina Kontrec added 16 digs. Vazquez tallied 46 assists as the Eagles hit .219 for the match. Sara Brunner led the Battlin’ Bears with 11 kills while adding 12 digs. Jamie Eienbaas registered a team-high 14 kills, while setter Kristin Barott recorded 11 digs and 26 assists as RMC hit .143 as a team.



JORDAN HOLCOMB SELECTED AS the ERAU Labor Day Tournament MVP, led the way with 13 kills to go along with 13 digs and three service aces. . Martin also recorded a double-double with 11 kills and a match-high 17 digs.

Upcoming Sporting MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY Friday, Sept. 9: at USF Invitational TBA

Saturday, Sept. 10: vs. Mississippi College 5:00 p.m.

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY Friday, Sept. 18: at USF Invitational TBA

The second match saw the Eagles face off against Jamestown, and Embry-Riddle did everything they could to run away with it as quickly as possible. Kemp put down a kill to give the Blue and Gold a 9-4 lead early in the first set and a kill by Martin pushed the advantage to 17-9. ERAU closed out the set on a 5-1 run, capped off by a Holcomb kill to take the opening set, 25-16. In the second set, it was more of the same from Embry-Riddle, as they opened the frame on an 11-3 run. A quick 4-0 spurt from the Jimmies pulled Jamestown to within four (11-7), but the Eagles rallied back with nine consecutive points, including

ERAU Men’s Soccer Plays to 1-1 Draw With AUM

MEN’S SOCCER Friday, Sept. 9: vs. Texas Brownsville 5:00 p.m.

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three kills from Martin and three service aces from Holcomb, to take a 20-7 lead. Another kill by Holcomb would conclude the set with the Eagles winning, 25-12, to take a 2-0 lead in the match. The third set saw the Eagles dominate from start to finish. Holding a 6-3 advantage, the Blue and Gold went on a tear, winning nine straight points, including four more service aces from Holcomb. After losing one point, ERAU came back to win seven more in a row, taking a 22-4 lead. The teams would trade points in the final moments of the set, with the Eagles winning it 25-7 on a kill from freshman Alison Wade, sweeping the Jimmies, 3-0. ERAU was led offensively by Hall who tallied 13 kills and no errors on 19 attempts, good for a .684 hitting percentage. Martin added 11 kills, while Holcomb recorded nine kills, seven digs and a matchhigh seven service aces. Kontrec anchored the defense with a match-high 17 digs and Vazquez recorded 36 assists while leading the offense to a blistering .430 hitting percentage. Sarah Becker led the Jimmies with four kills while Jada Meiklejohn registered team-highs in digs (7) and assists (8). Jamestown hit .014 for the match. For their efforts, Holcomb and Hall were each selected to the six-person All-Tournament team, with Holcomb also taking home tournament MVP honors. The Eagles return to the court next weekend when they host a pair of Sun Conference opponents, beginning with St. Thomas on Friday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. On Saturday, Sept. 10, Embry-Riddle will play host to Florida Memorial in a match slated for a 2 p.m. start.


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Alison Smalling

ERAU Athletics The Embry-Riddle and Auburn Montgomery soccer teams combined for 24 shots, but in the end, 110 minutes of play was not enough to determine a winner of the final game of the AUM Southern States Athletic/Sun Conference Showdown on Saturday. Host Auburn Montgomery scored first, but Embry-Riddle had a late answer and the game ended in a 1-1 tie.

The Eagles seemed the more energetic side to start the contest, but it was the Warhawks who held an 8-5 edge in shots. Both teams had shots on frame, but goalkeepers Nils Carlson for ERAU and Vignir Johanessen were up to the task for their respective collecting five saves between them in the first half. AUM’s best chance of the frame came in the 41st minute when Cameron Findlay latched onto a corner kick, but his shot banged off the post to keep both teams level at 0-0 at the half. The Eagles registered the first two shots of the second half, but it was AUM who found the back off the net first. Elvar Sigurdsson completed a pass to Philippe Silveira took the ball into the box and hit a low shot to the opposite corner to give the Warhawks a 1-0 advantage. AUM clung to the one goal lead and created a few more

chances as the second half progressed, but the Eagles also continued to knock on the door and in the 81st minute, their persistence paid off. Anel Coralic found Veit Couturier on the left side. Couturier dribbled past three AUM defenders and slipped a pass to Nicklas Petersson running down the right side. Petersson took a few touches and his strike beat Johanssen low to knot the score at 1-1. The remaining nine minutes of regulation saw an increase in the intensity as each team tried to take the lead for good, but at the end of 90 minutes, the score remained deadlocked, forcing overtime play. The first period of overtime finished with a flurry. With 20 seconds remaining, the Eagles won a corner kick which was taken by Sam Farihurst. Fairhurst lifted the ball into the box where Couturier rose

above the AUM defense to meet it. Couturier’s header was on frame but amidst cries to the contrary from the Eagles players on the field, the Warhawks were judged to have saved the ball off the line resulting in another 10 minutes of extra play. Both teams went back out for 10 more minutes of action, but the additional playing time yielded no addition to the scoreboard, resulting in the 1-1 final score. Emnbry-Riddle is now 1-1-1 on the year, while AUM moves to 2-2-1 overall. Embry-Riddle will be back on the road again next weekend when the team travels to Orange Beach, Ala. to participate in the University of Mobile Invitational. The Eagles will face Texas-Brownsville at 5 p.m. (CST) on Friday and will take on Mississippi College at the same time on Saturday.

WOMEN’S SOCCER Tuesday, Sept. 6: vs. Tampa 7:00 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9: vs. Concordia (Calif.) 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 11: vs. Graceland 4:00 p.m.

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL Friday, Sept. 9: vs. St. Thomas 7:00 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10: vs. Mississippi College 5:00 p.m.


NICKLAS PETERSSON IN THE team huddle before taking to the pitch. He would later go on to score the Eagle’s only goal of the night thanks to an assist by Veit Couturier. Goalkeeper Nils Carlson held the Warhawks to one goal.


The Avion, September 4, 2011



Women’s soccer takes down Shorter 3-1 Shorter EMBRY-RIDDLE

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Austin Quinn

ERAU Athletics The 16th-ranked EmbryRiddle women’s soccer team defeated Shorter, 3-1 Friday night at Embry-Riddle Soccer Stadium. The Eagles (3-0-0) dominated Shorter (0-2-0) for much of the contest. The Eagles’ offensive attack struck first in the 20th minute when Krizzy Menez took a deflected ball off of a Shorter defender on the right side of the field. She took the ball just inside the 18-yard box where she found Martine Olsen streaking down the middle of the field. Olsen took a beautiful pass from Menez and put it in the bottom left corner

of the net to give the Eagles a 1-0 lead. Play was dominated by Embry-Riddle for the remaining of the first half. The Eagles were able to fire off six shots (three on goal), while the Eagle defense held the Hawks to only two shots (none on goal). With momentum on their side, the Eagle women went into the locker room with a 1-0 advantage. The Embry-Riddle offensive attack was back at work as soon as the whistle blew for the start of the second half. The Eagles’ second goal of the night came when Bjorg Olafs obtained possession of the ball up the left side of the field past two Hawk defenders. Olafs found Menez, who got a great run on the opposite side of the field, wide open in front of the goal and Menez buried it past the Hawk’s keeper. Menez’s goal was her first of 2011. Embry-Riddle seemingly put the game away in the 68th minute when Menez again found Olsen. This time, Menez got a ball that was deflected deep in

the corner of the Hawk’s side of the field. She used a nice move to beat one Hawk defender then lifted a striking cross to the middle of the field that found Olsen streaking for a header that beat the Hawk’s keeper again and gave the Eagles their third goal of the night and Olsen’s sixth goal on the year. Shorter showed some life late in the contest with a goal of their own in the 85th minute to make the score 3-1. Aline Bez Tamiosso dribbled the ball through the Eagle defense and fired a shot from 30 yards out that just got over the head of Lauren Gallant, the Eagle keeper. The goal wasn’t enough for the Hawks as the remaining five minutes of the contest gave way towards a 3-1 victory for Embry-Riddle. 17 players saw action in tonight’s game for the Blue and Gold. The Eagles out shot the Hawks 14-6 and bested them in corner kicks as well 6-2. The Eagle women will play again on Tuesday when they host NCAA II Tampa at 7 p.m.


MARTINE OLSEN SCORES TWO goals against Shorter in their 3-1 victory. The Eagles out shot the Hawks 14-6 and bested them in corner kicks as well 6-2.

No. 8 Embry-Riddle takes two on first day ASHFORD EMBRY-RIDDLE

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Michael Pierce

ERAU Athletics The eighth-ranked EmbryRiddle volleyball team used the strength of Jordan Holcomb’s right arm to secure a pair of victories on day one of the ERAU Labor Day Tournament. Holcomb recorded 13 kills in a 3-0 win over Ashford and followed with an 11-kill effort in another 3-0 win over Madonna. In the afternoon match against Ashford, the Blue and Gold dominated from the early moments. Three straight blocks put ERAU in front 8-1 in the first set, and the Eagles never looked back. A kill by Taylor Martin extended the lead to 11 (20-9) and Embry-Riddle finished the set on a 4-0 run that included two more Martin kills, including the final point to give ERAU a 25-21 win. The second set saw more of the same from the home team,

as a Morgan Shattuck kill gave ERAU a 7-3 lead early on. After the Saints closed the gap to 9-7, the Eagles rattled off eight straight points to take a commanding 17-7 lead. Ashford would get no closer than six points for the remainder of the set and a kill by Gloria Kemp gave the Blue and Gold a 25-18 victory and a 2-0 lead. The opening of the third set was nearly a mirror image of the second set, with EmbryRiddle opening up a 7-3 lead followed by the Saints battling back to trim the deficit to two at 9-7. This time it would be a 9-3 run by the Eagles, which included kills from six different players, to break the set open at 18-10. ERAU would maintain a comfortable lead through the end, taking a 25-15 win in the final set to earn a 3-0 sweep of the match. Holcomb led the Eagles with 13 kills while Martin chipped in with 12 kills and 12 digs. Adriana Vazquez ran the offense with 36 assists as the Eagles hit .315 for the match. Nina Kontrec anchored the defense with 21 digs. McKenzie Thompson led the Saints with five kills to go along with six digs, while Karrah Toby recorded a teamhigh 10 digs.


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In the nightcap against Madonna, ERAU looked strong once again. A pair of service aces from Martin helped launch the Eagles into an early 6-0 lead. The closest the Crusaders would come after that early deficit was 20-16, when a kill by Emilie Freeman pulled Madonna to within four points. The Blue and Gold responded with a 5-1 run keyed by two more Martin kills, taking the first set 25-17. A service ace from Abby Hall gave Embry-Riddle a 7-3 lead early in set two, and a kill from Holcomb pushed the margin to 11-4, forcing Madonna to take a timeout. After the Crusaders closed the gap to just two (12-10), the Eagles rallied for an 11-3 run that included three Holcomb kills. A spike from Kemp closed the door on the second set with ERAU taking a 25-16 win and a 2-0 lead in the match.

Four attack errors in the first six points of the third set gave the Eagles an early 5-1 cushion, but MU would bounce back with a 4-2 run to bring the score to 7-5. The Blue and Gold took the next three points, but Madonna would not go down without a fight, closing the margin to a single point at 17-16. A kill from Holcomb followed by a double-block from

Holcomb and Kemp pushed the lead to 19-16. Hall then took over offensively, recording kills on four of the final eight points, including the final point, giving ERAU a 25-20 win in the set and a 3-0 win in the match. Hall led the Eagles with 13 kills and added 10 digs, while Holcomb chipped in with 11 kills. Martin posted eight

kills and eight digs as well. Vazquez once again led the offense, recording 38 assists as the Eagles hit .261 for the match. Kontrec also anchored the defense again, registering a match-high 22 digs. Freeman and Karie Altman led Madonna with seven kills apiece. Evia Prieditis tallied 24 assists to lead the offense along with a team-high 11 digs.


GLORIA KEMP GETS THE kill against Ashford to give the Eagles a 25-18 victory. Vazquez led the offense recirding with 36 assists against Ashford and 38 assists against Madonna.

Kirwa leads ERAU at UT Early Bird Classic Ryan Mosher

ERAU Athletics Junior All-American Evans Kirwa began the 2011 season strong, winning the UT Early Bird Classic in 19:25, 12 sec-

ond ahead of the second-place runner. The Eagles as a team placed second overall, finishing just behind a semi-professional running team by 11 points, but placing first amongst the collegiate teams at the race. Kirwa’s first-place fin-

ish paved the way for fellow Eagles Alex Frazier and Josh Guerrero to finish 12th and 13th respectively. Frazier finished the 4-mile race in 20:33, while junior Guerrero came in at 20:35. Freshman Alec Hernandez (20:44) finished 16th

overall, and ERAU’s Zachary Kraus placed 19th in 20:51. All five of the Eagles’ scorers finished in the top 20 runners. Jason Riggs (21:30) and Bruce Federico (22:01) also competed for the Blue and Gold.

Embry-Riddle’s total time of 1:42.08 was less than a second slower than the meet winner, Running Center’s time of 1:41.38, just 1:26 separated Kirwa from Kraus. Florida Tech, Florida Southern and Nova Southeastern fin-

ished third, fourth and fifth in the 13 team, 140-runner event. The only other NAIA school was 11th-place Webber International. ERAU will return to the Tampa, Fla. area for next Friday’s (Sept. 9) USF Invite.

NCAA D-1 FOOTBALL WEEK 1 SCORES (1) Oklahoma (2) alabama (3) Oregon (4) L-S-U (5) BOISE STATE (6) FLORIDA STATE (7) Stanford (8) TEXAS A&M (9) OKLAHOMA state (10) NEBRASKA (11) WISCONSIN (12) SOUTH CAROLINA (13) VIRGINIA TECH (14) T-C-U (15) ARKANSAS (16) Notre dame (17) MICHIGAN ST (18) OHIO STATE (19) GEORGIA (20) Miss. State (21) MISSOURI (22).Florida (23) AUBURN (24) WEST VIRGINIA (25) U-S-C

47 Tulsa 48 Kent State 27 (4) L-S-U 40 (3) Oregon 35 (19) Georgia 34 LA-Monroe 57 San Jose State S-M-U 61 LA-Lafayette 40 Chattanooga 51 U-N-L-V 56 East Carolina 66 Appalachian State 48 Baylor 51 Missouri State 20 SOUTH FLORIDA 28 Youngstown St 42 Akron 21 (5) BOISE STATE 59 Memphis 17 Miami (OH) 41 Florida Atl 42 Utah State Marshall 19 Minnesota

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Columbiana disappoints

Every family has one


Julliet Okeke

Staff Reporter


The Avion, September 6, 2011

Before you walk into the Hollywood cinemas to go see this movie, ask yourself this question: would you ever sell drugs to an officer? What do you think? The movie Our Idiot Brother holds so much

laughter and entertainment for its viewers. Lover of nature, Ned believes that everyone he comes by is worthy of his trust. This habit leads him to sell illegal drugs to a law enforcement officer. You can guess what happens next. After completing his jail term, Ned was placed on probation. He returns to his family who accepts him with open arms except his three city dwelling sisters, who act a little bit hostile at a family dinner. However, one sister leaves the dinner telling Ned “he is forever welcome into their home.” Of course, Ned tries hard to fit into the city lifestyle but to no avail. He wants girlfriend Willie Nelson back but how is he going to go about it? He moves from one sister’s house to the other causing problems for them all. The sisters get mad at him and want him out of their lives. He tells his correctional officer during one of their meetings that he

took some illegal drugs with the boy next door. In weeks to come, Ned is hunted down and taken back to jail. The movie’s plot was welldeveloped therefore keeping the audience’s attention in between scenes. The roll-out of scenes in the movie was well-planned in a way that the drama and the comedy didn’t die down. The cast did a good job of bringing the comedy to life. You would love to be in a family with these kinds of sisters and of course their idiot brother. For comedy lovers, this movie will get you hooked till the end. It is definitely a must watch and a cool way to relax with friends after a long school week. In the end, Ned gets Willie Nelson back and meets a new lover with a dog named DollyParton. I recommend you see this movie in the theaters and also buy a copy to keep at home for some boring days. There was never a dull moment in this movie.

A FEMALE ASSASSIN CATALEYA hires herself out during the day before turning avenger at night to seek revenge for her murdered parents. Unforunately, the character is quite detached from the audience and as such there is no connection..

In Columbiana, Zoe Saldana (Star Trek, Avatar) stars as a revenge-driven assassin intent on murdering the hitmen who ruthlessly slaugh-


MOST PEOPLE SHOULD BE able to identify with this humorous movie as even if they don’t have an idiot brother, an idiot cousin would not be hard to find. The comedy through the show focusses around the trusting nature of main character Ned. The antics between Ned and his three sisters form up much of the laughs later on.


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Cataleya and the viewer, therefore, no one cares. Zoe Saldana tries her best to portray the kick-butt Cataleya, but the plot and script leave too many holes for it to be enjoyable. As the FBI hunts her, the main agent is utterly conflicted over Cataleya being a female killer. Why can’t she be female? Cataleya idiotically leaves tattooed flowers on her victims. As a hit-man, was she never taught to not leave evidence or markings? It doesn’t add up and even though Saldana is attractive and the action is entertaining, it does not equal a good flick- especially if the audience leaves the theater unsatisfied. Yet, beneath the clichéd plot, bad script, and missionimpossible-like scenarios, Zoe Saldana proves to the audience that she has the kahunas to possibly become the next female action star.

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tered her mobster parents. As the story unfolds, Saldana’s character, Cataleya, serves as professional killer by day and avenger by night. She fights through implausible scenarios to revenge the murder of her parents. Though Saldana looks amazing on screen, especially clad in underwear with a machine gun in hand, the movie falls short of a good revenge thriller. Saldana acts as an empowered female and handles the role well, but her character in Columbiana is unlikeable. She is too often a super-soldier and despicable, lacking a personal connection with the audience. As a hired assassin she is a lone wolf hunted by the FBI. Her lack of friends and human interaction expands itself off the screen and into the theater. Her quest is emotional, but there is no emotion between

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from the Flight Department to the following students for receiving their: Private Pilot Certificates:

Instrument Rating Certificate:

Abraham Eun IM Ahmad Mansour H Al Ghafli Alex Parker Den Herder Andres Nicolas Pitarque Molinari Audrianna Luz Llinas Benjamin Malik Brandon Daniel Zawal Brandon Joseph Parker Cristina Michelle Stowell Alonso Gerald Donald Soares Hosun Yoo Joseph Vincent Veltri Joshua Ryan Pfeifer Juan Jose Delgado Landon James Pierog Matthew Alexander Minjarez Matthew Edward Silverstein Melvin Weng Wah Ho Nathan Richard Smith Nicholas Joseph Wosko Nicholas Lee Myers Paul Leonard Robert John Ward V Santiago Miguel Rosell IV Scott Cameron Page Shane Michael Spivey Brothers Sisavanh Angmathsa Triumph Ewila-Ejom Umar Bello Tukur

Andrew Benjamin Ulmer Alexander Olivares Brandon Luis Sanchez Chi-Jui Fan Christopher Hayden Dreher Colleen Marie Williams Daniel Oliver Lahti David Kenneth Patton David Lee Gemas Dhrupad Mukesh Batham Gregory Michael Kolt Joonho Ahn Konstantin Aleksandrovich Shevnin Kyungsun Lee Oleg Nikolayevich Sendzyuk Rahul Wijesekera Samantha Ellen Judd Seunghwan Chung Shaiede Shane Duane Maturine Stephen Cody Sherrill

Commercial Single Engine Add-on Rating: Adam Amos Flowers Don Alexander Taylor Gregory Aidan Baylis James Claude Remsing Kenneth Travis Brown Solomon William Koran Nader

Comerical Pilot Certificate: Arjun Kolhatkar Dennis Henry Lautenschuetz Derek Joseph Roy George Anthony McPherson Gregory Mazzei Johnathan Gifford Dugan Julian Richard Archer Ka’ike Isaiah Leon Saulibio Kaui Kevin Glen Letkiewicz Mark Mizrachi Matalon Nathan Scott Pohlman Robert Edward Weber III Ryan Stuart Haring Sarah Elizabeth Wendt Scott Maurice McKenzie Timothy Matthew Romack William Do

Commercial Multiengine Add-on Rating: Gina Marie Smolar Albert Theodore Carter Brittany Jeanne Smith Caitlin Morgan Holcomb Christopher Michael Freeman Doris Jaupi Rebecca Lynn Heller Robert Leon Alcaraz Flight Instructor Airplane Certificate: Andre Rudolf Zimmermann Daniel Philipp Dietz Jonathan Karl Dziok Mark Maloney Koch Moo Seok Kim Peter Alden Kassing Ryan Wayne Lock Zachary Taylor Mace Flight Instructor Instrument Certificate: Andrew James Cosler Benjamin Thomas Alimena Brandon Matthew Sackett Colin Michael Meagher Daniel Chiericoni Eric Richard Brown Jun Hee Han Matthew Jeffrey Stevens Michael Walter Kuchyt II Takanori Nagai Veenen Udayan William Edward Lively Yo Han Park Private Multiengine Add-on Rating: Bernard Eugene Long Joshua Kim


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Welcome new and old students for an exciting semester! Take a shot at the Word Search above and get ready for the following issues as The Avion starts its Crossword Puzzle Contests!

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