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Tuesday June 21, 2011

Volume CXXXI Issue 3

Summer Bible Study at the Chapel

All students, faculty, and staff are invited to come and be a part of the Summer Bible Study each Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel beginning May 25. You are welcome to bring your lunch. We will use Joyce Meyer’s book, Power Thoughts as our study guide. If you have any questions, please contact Diane Martin at 226-6790 or

Fitness Center Water Classes The fitness center would like to invite everyone on campus to take part in the water classes that take place in the pool every Monday to Thursday at noon. These classes only happen during the summer, so if the hectic pace of summer school is burning you out, jump into the pool and cool off!

Course Surveys Now Available End of course evaluations are now available on ERNIE under the “Student Services” tab. These course evaluations are vital to improving courses and making changes you want to see. Available now through the end of the semester, take this opportunity to let your voice be heard and change courses for the better.

Coke Zero 400 Race

The Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona is a 160 lap, 400 miles (640 km) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race at Daytona International Speedway and will take place from 30 June to 2 July. More information can be found online at

Star Spangled Summer Free Concert

At 8 p.m. on 25 June, the Oceanfront Bandshell in Daytona Beach will host Basin Street Dixieland. They will be performing a free concert which will be followed by a fireworks show. Call (386) 258-9544 for more information of visit

Weekly Weather Tuesday High Low

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Isolated T-Storms

Wednesday High Low

91 74

Partly Cloudy

Thursday High Low

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Scattered T-Storms

Friday High Low

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Mostly Sunny

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Embry-Riddle construction updates Hannah Langhorn Staff Reporter

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is making some serious upgrades. The construction projects taking place currently, as well as in the near future, will benefit students, faculty, and staff alike, but will cause some inconvenience in parking for the short term. Construction projects range from a new bicycle trail (stretching from Richard Petty Boulevard to nearly Beville Road) to a brand new Welcome Center. The changes you see now are only a glimpse of what is to come for the campus. One of the first projects to be completed is the construction of the bicycle path along

Clyde Morris Blvd that will be finished by late July. “The bicycle path had been talked about for awhile, and was finally decided upon for the safety of our students.” Says Chris Hardesty, Director of Planning and Construction Management. Right now, some sections of the enlarged path can be cycled upon, and EmbryRiddle students and faculty can be spotted using it during the morning and evenings. Reginald Mittelsdorf, a sophomore and avid cyclist commented on the bicycle path, “I think the bicycle path will make cycling to school a lot safer and easier, and hopefully encourage students to choose the healthier and more environmentally friendly option of transport.”

The Hagedorn Complex will house the new hanger, flight operations building, aviation maintenance building (with new classrooms and labs) and the expansion of the flight line; all of which are projected to be finished by late July and moving into the building will finish by late August to early September. In progress is also the East campus athletic expansion where two synthetic turf multipurpose fields (one for soccer and the other soft ball), a natural grass field for the women’s softball team and a roadway are being constructed. These expansion projects are looking at a completion date of late July. The future holds a number of other upgrades for the campus

Florida Wildfires: Updates and why they concern you

What can you do in Daytona Beach this summer?

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beginning and concluding. The Jim W. Henderson Welcome Center will take about fifteen months to complete and is anticipated to open by approximately August 2012. The demolishment of the Lindbergh Center-Academic Complex, more commonly known as “Alphabet Soup,” will commence around October or November and will also include building P that currently houses AMS classes. “The school will be installing temporary modular buildings located near Doolittle Hall in place of the Lindbergh Center and are expected to arrive as early as next week,” said Hardesty. There will be three modular buildings in all; two of which will house twelve classrooms

each, with the third housing the Women’s and Diversity centers. With all the construction projects in progress on campus, it is only natural to wonder just how they will affect the student body. Both commuting and on-campus students can expect some change, the most notable of them to affect parking. The enforcement of new parking will begin as early as the fall semester. Students living in the village can expect the return of red decals and will lose half of the Columbia lot (about 100 spaces). More details about the changes in parking will be in upcoming issues of the Avion once the details have been finalized by the school.

Super 8 boggles the mind with incredible story PHOTO COURTESY WARNER BROS PICTURES

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Ainsley Robson

Advertising Manager In the early evening last Tuesday, June 14, it was hard to miss the smoke filling the sky around the campus and the Daytona Beach area that originated from the many wildfires that were burning in both Volusia and Flagler Counties. The fires that have been burning have grown to a point that on Tuesday, the Governor of Florida declared a state of emergency. According to news coverage by CNN, as of Tuesday, June 14, just two of the many wildfires have burned over 18,000 acres in the area. The wildfires, which began on Monday and are fueled by the drought condition, has involved more than 150 firefighting personnel to combat them. Along with the firefighters and their equipment, National Guard helicopters have contributed to the firefighting efforts, according to the Daytona Beach News Journal. The fires in the area have caused evacuations and road closures throughout those areas as well as created heavy levels of smoke, limiting visibility for much of the eastern part of Florida. It has been the smoke that has created the hazy conditions around the area and is now a problem that has increased health concerns for many. Here at Embry-Riddle, the fires have had an effect on flight operations according to Ivan Grau, Chief Flight Instructor of the Flight Training Department. Due to the level of the haze on Tuesday and Wednesday, the airport was on IFR conditions resulting in Embry-Riddle students canceling solos and check rides. Some IFR flights still made it out, but most of the IFR flights were not flown due to the need for VFR conditions for some maneuvers to be taught safely. On Wednesday, June 15, Grau noted that the rain in the morning increased the flight ceiling, allowing for more flights to go


BRUSH FIRES RUN RAMPANT in the state causing not only harm to the forests, but also posing a threat to the homes of the Florida population. Those unaffected by the fire are at risk of respiratory problems to all, especially those with asthma and other chronic respiratory or lung conditions. up, but the flight department still maintained a watchful eye on the conditions. The smoky condition is a respiratory irritant and can cause scratchy throats, and irritate the eyes and nose. For individuals with asthma and other chronic respiratory or lung conditions, the smoke can worsen conditions according to the Florida Department of Health. Megan Perry, Assistant

Director of Fitness and Wellness, shared that as the air quality decreases it is important for everyone to reduce the amount of time they spend exercising and doing strenuous activities outside. This is because that during these activities we breathe more through the mouth, and this can reduce the body’s ability to filterout pollutants and particles from the smoke.

These particles make it harder for the body to carry and use oxygen, and in turn the heart and lungs have to work harder while exercising. The immune system can also be affected, causing a decreased ability to fight some infections. It is even possible for the cells in the lungs to become temporarily damaged and sometimes even permanently with continued exposure.

To help us stay healthy and protect ourselves while working out outside or participating in different outdoor activities, Perry has offered some tips for students. When exercising outside keep to a low intensity workout, such as stretching or an easy walk. A better alternative would be to bring your workout inside where there is air conditioning and filtered air, such as the

Embry-Riddle Fitness Center. The fitness center has a wide variety of equipment and should be able to meet most exercise needs until this haze situation is over. As the situation continues, it is important to be aware of any changes in flight schedules, road closures, county emergency requirements, as well any changes in personal activities that may need to be made.

of the free smoothies improving the moral of all working students. Nearby faculty and hardworking students additionally were able to receive the hand delivered smoothies. Touch-N-Go’s goal was to simply provide a service to the students. “Though there may be classes, students should still have fun,” said Jarrett Bruckner, President of Toucn-N-Go. Though there was a small turn out for the event due to summer finals coming up, the event was a success for putting a smile on a few stressed student faces before finals. Touch-N-Go have one event for Summer B, a movie night. For this event, a hit movie is projected on an extremely large inflatable screen outside (if weather permits). Free food also is accompanied for a perfect, stress free relaxing summer night movie with friends. Touch-N-Go additionally provides numerous show events during the fall ranging from comedians to hypnotists to rock bands. Additionally,

they have many events to simply give $1,000 worth of prizes away to college students ranging from movies and popcorn to Wii and Xbox 360 game consoles. Assisting in many of the events is Eagles FM. Eagles FM is the Daytona Beach campus’s own radio station operated solely by students. These students provide musical entertainment almost everyday playing from today’s popular hits to old favorites. Additionally, the students have talk shows discussing the latest happenings on campus or any hot issues. They also report live on all EmbrywRiddle sports. Eagles FM gives all students the opportunity to have their own show to either play their taste in music to other music lovers or to discuss new topics. If anyone is interested in participating in either TouchN-Go or Eagles FM in the summer or fall please stop by the SGA office in the Student Center or stop by rooms 107 or 111.

TOUCH-N-GO AND EAGLES FM hosted their annual smoothie party luau style. Students were able to come to the McKay BBQ Pits to enjoy unlimmited free smoothies, games, snacks and entertainment. Touch-N-Go and Eagles FM host numberous events during the school year and look forward to provide Summer Movie Nights during Summer Term B.

Eagles FM and Touch-N-Go host beach party Alena Thompson

Managing Editor Eagles FM and Touch-NGo end the Summer A semester party style with a “beach” party luau. On Thursday, June 16, Eagle FM and Touch-N-Go set up in the McKay BBQ pits providing snacks, games, entertainment and smoothies provided by Smoothie King. The smoothies were by far the hit of the party. Smoothie King has been named by Entrepreneur Magazine the number one franchise in their category for sixteen years with over thirty years of providing their service. All students were able to have unlimited smoothies made with fresh fruit and juices to cool themselves from the Florida summer heat. For all the student employees who were not free for the event, Eagles FM member James Agena personally drove a golf cart to various departments to deliver the remainder

Executive Board Editor-in-Chief ............................ Peter Tan Managing Editor ............. Alena Thompson News Editor ............................... Peter Tan Business Manager .................... May Chan Photography Editor ........ Richard Weakley Advertising Manager ........ Ainsley Robson

Staff Advisor Aaron Clevenger, Director of Student Activities and Campus Events

Editorial Staff Front Page Editor ...................... Peter Tan Campus Editor ............... Alena Thompson Student Life Editor.......... Richard Weakley Entertainment ............... Hannah Langhorn Comics Editor ................. Tilford Mansfield Copy Editor....................... Alena Thomson

Contact Information Main Phone........................(386) 226-6049 Advertising Manager..........(386) 226-7697 Fax Number.......................(386) 226-6727

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Rainy Days in Daytona Megan Demmer

Guest Reporter As we all know, summertime in Florida can mean daily rain showers. Luckily, Daytona Beach has an assortment of entertaining indoor activities to do if the weather is preventing you from spending time outside. From dog races and poker to one of America’s sweetest attractions, there’s never a shortage of fun to be had in Daytona, even in the rain. For a day of non-stop action and fun consisting of dog races, wagering and card games, visit the Daytona Beach Kennel Club and Poker Room, located on 960 South Williamson Boulevard in Daytona Beach. This establishment offers fun seven days a week with live Greyhound racing and a poker room where you can play 7-Card Stud, Texas Hold ‘Em, Daytona Hold ‘Em, 5-Card Stud and many other entertaining card games. Visit for additional information. More fun can be had at The Ocean Center, located in the heart of the Daytona Beach resort area on 101 North Atlantic Ave. This 205,000 square foot facility is Volusia County’s convention, entertainment and sports complex. Some of this summer’s events include Breakthrough MMA presenting: Proving Ground on Friday July 1, CWF Wrestling presenting: Superclash on Friday, July 8, and Larry the Cable Guy on Monday August 1. For addi-


tional details and ticket pricing visit their website at www. For a more educational and cultural experience, visit the Museum of Arts and Sciences located on 352 South Nova Road in Daytona. This 100,000 square foot facility houses over 30,000 objects and is the primary art, history and science museum in Central Florida. Some collections you may see include a collection of American Art in the southeast, Florida’s prehistoric Giant Ground Sloth, historic paintings, a large Coca Cola and Americana collection, and much more. This museum also offers interactive shows and presentations inside the 40 foot hemispherical dome of the Planetarium. Not only does this museum have so much to offer, but admission is FREE

for Embry-Riddle students with their student ID! For information about current exhibits and galleries visit To unwrap one of America’s sweetest attractions, visit Angell and Phelps Chocolate Factory located on 154 South Beach Street in Daytona Beach. This factory, built in 1925, was named by Trip Advisor as one of “America’s Top 10 Sweetest Attractions”. Not only is the staff of Angell and Phelp’s friendly and courteous but they also offer a free tour of the factory and free samples of chocolate and coffee. Their unique chocolate souvenirs and signature chocolate covered potato chips are sure to leave your mouth watering. To get a better taste of what this attraction has to offer visit www.


A STUDENT DONATES BLOOD onboard Florida Blood Centers’ Big Red Bus. Those donating blood on the bus in front of the Student Center received free tickets to the Daytona Lagoon attraction. The Big Red Bus will return June 28, 29 and 30.

Women’s Air Race Classic




WOMEN’S AIR RACE CLASSIC Flight Team members Taylor McWilliams, left and Rachael Peterson, right, pose with the team coach Carolina Lenz-Anderson. The 2365mile race begins on June 21 in Iowa City, Iowa and ends on June 24 in Mobile, Alabama.

Student Forum

“What is the best movie you have seen this summer?”

- Compiled by Richard Weakley

Richard Roel Sophomore Aviation Maintenance Science

Rommel Beckles Senior Aeronautics

Matt Kress Junior Aeronautical Science

Sean Mullen Junior Aeronautical Science

Jigar Makwana Alumni Aeronautical Science

Roshan Gunawardhana Senior Aerospace Engineering


“Fast Five”



“The Hangover 2”

“Pirates of the Caribbean 4”

Entertainment Captivated by Paris Super 8 is a summer hit Page


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Actors Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams share a romantic moment on the set of their newest film, Midnight in Paris. The movie incorporates a story of an engaged American couple who travel to France with the fiance encountering a flash in the past.

Midnight in Paris Megan Demmert Guest Reporter

Woody Allen captivates audiences in his new film, “Midnight in Paris”. With the creative concept, gorgeous cinematography and wonderful performances, Allen gets the mixture completely right in this romantic comedy. Set in the romantic and beautiful city of Paris, Gil (Owen Wilson), a fed-up Hollywood

screenwriter, and his less than likeable fiancée, Inez (Rachel McAdams), take a trip to Paris in advance of the wedding. Her arrogant parents who never hesitate to share their snide comments and dislike for Gil, accompany the couple. Despite their disapproval, Gil dreams about living in Paris and decides to take a break from his career as a screenwriter and write his very own great American novel. One night, as Inez flirts with a know-it-all American scholar (Michael Sheen), Gil wanders off alone trying to find inspiration for his novel. At the stroke of midnight, he finds himself lost on a Paris street as a 1920’s taxi pulls up and the strangers inside offer him a ride. After a bizarre car ride, Gil finds himself at a party full of flappers dancing to Cole Porter, when a couple introduces themselves as Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald. As Gil mingles with his idols and enjoys the music and styles he has come to love, it becomes clear to him that he had been transported to 1920’s Paris. Before the night is through, he meets Ernest Hemingway

(Corey Stoll), who agrees to show his friend, Gertrude Stein (Kathy Bates) Gil’s novel. After running out to get his novel-inprogress, he finds himself back in the present. The next night, in hopes to find his way back into the past, he waits on the same street and sure enough as the clock strikes midnight, another mysterious 1920’s cab drives up and he finds himself able to travel back and forth to the ‘20s. This time he encounters even more brilliant artists like Salvador Dali (Adrien Brody) and Pablo Picasso (Marcial Di Fonzo Bo), and most importantly, the beautiful and spirited, Adriana (Marion Cotillard) who he finds himself in a forbidden love affair with. This film is without a doubt one of Allen’s best as it explores the allure and danger of nostalgia. With its witty script and breathtaking shots of Paris’ scenery, it will leave you longing to visit Paris. Not only was I drawn in by the brilliant costumes and concept, this movie left me aching to have Gil’s experience and it is sure to do the same for you.

Comics Editor

Super 8 is one of those films I went into not knowing what

to expect and I left the theater smiling because of its sheer awesomeness. The film centers on a group of kids in a small town who witness a brutal train wreck in 1979 Ohio. The story pulled me in from the first scene, and although they were mostly unknown actors, the quality of acting was phenomenal. J.J. Abrams, the director and writer, outdid himself with the plausibility of the story. The level of background and character development that took place in the film is a rarity in modern films. The joy I found in embracing the story was reminiscent of The Goonies. The science fiction is not embellished too much, which is good because a wider audience is not interested in how a shape-changing material was engineered, and that is all you will be getting from me as far as details go, considering that

this is a movie that would be a travesty to spoil. The element of suspense is well played during the entire film and while there were glimpses of things to come, the real core of the story was not exposed until well into the film. Most of the time, the question rolling in my mind was “What is happening in this town?” and the answer that came was well worth the wait. There is an entire side to this movie that is action packed and full of fun. I laughed a lot and genuinely worried for my favorite characters at times. The kid with the fireworks is a lot like the friends I had when I was that age. Overall, the movie is definitely worth watching and adding to your DVD collection when it comes out. This film deserves the full 5 outof 5 airplanes for the quality of the story.



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Mystery strength Sudoku! Can you solve them all?

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The Avion is happy to present another chance to make the summer full of crossword completions and contest entries! Before Next Issue: Enter The Avion crossword contest! Submit your completed crossword to The Avion office in SC 110 before Wednesday, June 29, at 5 p.m. to be considered. Only students can enter, please bring the completed crossword and your Student ID.

Issue 3 Summer 2011  

Issue 3 of The Avion for Summer 2011