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Tuesday October 11, 2011

Volume CXXXII Issue 6

Embry-Riddle looking to stay on top Christopher Heale Guest Reporter

Every ten years the university is re-accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), who ensure that institutions under their jurisdiction meet standards established by the higher education community and address the needs of society and students. Within the last six years the accreditation process has required that universities create a plan to make a significant positive transformation to one aspect of undergraduate teaching. This plan is known as the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). The University has decided to meet this challenge head on and has announced its ambitious five year plan ‘Ignite’, the theme of which is research. The plan will span all three of ERAU’s campuses (Daytona, Prescott and Worldwide) and hopes to foster a spirit of discovery and learning in line with the President’s vision for the university. The plan is to be reviewed by visitors from the accrediting agency in April 2012, with the expectation that it will be launched by

the fall. The explicit goals of the Ignite program are to provide students with the ability to: -Rigorously define and articulate a research problem -Perform a multidisciplinary literature search and determine which information is reliable and relevant. -Describe an accepted research method and the rationale for using it. -Design an ethical course of action to solve the problem, with an emphasis on student integrity. -Reach conclusions based on the analysis and synthesis of empirical evidence. -Have the ability to communicate the results either written or orally. The underlying result will be that ERAU students leave the university with the ability to conduct first class research, either in teams or by themselves. This will provide them with an edge over other applicants when applying for industry jobs or preparing for Graduate school. “These skills will also extend beyond that of academics and apply to more general, everyday problems,” said Executive Vice President Dr. Heist. Ignite will

provide students with a more general ability to approach any problem they may face in life, and learn to tackle it in a logical, methodical and ethical way. One of the toughest questions that faced the university was how best to implement the program and achieve these goals without overloading students and staff. As well as how to measure the results and judge whether the program is a success. Aaron Clevenger has led the interdisciplinary group in coming up with a solution for the Daytona Beach campus. He expects there to be four main enhancements to the curriculum, the first of which will be for incoming students. Changes are going to be proposed to the general education classes including University 101, the freshman communication and the technical report writing classes. Six modules will be added including ethics, how to research through the library and how to identify reliable sources. Enhancements are also planned to the tutoring programs and the advising services available to students. Incoming students will also be introduced to an e-Portfolio

which will be used all the way from the University 101 class to their senior graduating year. As students go through their university careers any research projects, papers or extra-curricular work will be captured in this e-portfolio, and can ultimately be used as an official record of all projects and activities carried out at ERAU. This will provide a strong additional bolster to a resume for job applications and interviews after graduation. The 200 and 300 levels classes will be reviewed for areas which could utilize the e-portfolio. Whereas the concepts are introduced in the freshman level course, the sophomore and junior classes will put the concepts into practice and begin to build the e-portfolio. Professors will be able to advise, grade and sign off on all the projects which can be introduced to the portfolio. In senior year, every program on campus will have a way of demonstrating that they have mastery of the skills introduced by the Ignite program. This will be done through senior projects or Capstone courses in which all of the Ignite skills will be utilized. Involvement in Student orga-

nizations will also be rewarded and recognized by the Ignite program. Student organizations already conducting research were identified as an outstanding part of university life at ERAU and are already sponsored by a faculty member. There is a plan to capture any co-curricular work in a separate transcript which will be added to the e-portfolio. Staff and faculty members will also benefit from Ignite through opportunities for additional training and development and for increased opportunities for involvement in research and discovery. Workshops will be provided to expose staff to alternative ways of teaching other than traditional lecturing. Also the creation of forums will give teachers a place to share their best teaching methods and examples of what they feel has worked best in classes. Ignite will provide a platform to strengthen the all-round teaching quality. Another exciting development is the creation of the ‘Eagle Center for Innovation and Discovery’ (ECID). This is planned to be a dedicated undergraduate research center which will bring together fac-

ulty members and undergraduates in an attempt to foster and provide research opportunities for all undergraduates at ERAU. It will allow interdisciplinary work groups in which students can get involved in, or utilize expertise from areas other than their selected majors. It also allows faculty members to find interested undergraduates to help out and support their own research areas. ECID will also provide opportunities and support in grant writing with some funds being made available from the Ignite program to support student research. ECID also plans to aid in the publishing of student/faculty research projects with the possibility of creating its own undergraduate research journal. In addition ECID will provide a location to store all the information from any projects or research carried out at ERAU, thus allowing others to pick up and build upon previous year’s research. The aim of ECID can be summarized simply: to allow any interested student party a location to engage in world class research activities, in an attempt to create a culture of Innovation and Discovery at ERAU.

out across the map, the United States is their home. The month of October is used to remember and discover the diverse Hispanic community found coast to coast. Over the last three decades, the Hispanic population in the U.S. has experienced a tremendous growth spurt. According to Ohio State University and their Family and Consumer Sciences studies, 11% of the U.S. population, including the Commonwealth of

Puerto Rico, identify themselves as Latino or Hispanic. The word Hispanic, once claimed as the title for the peoples of Spain and Portugal, is used by the federal government to entitle the diverse population of Spanish-speaking and ethnically Spanish peoples of our country. American culture is being incredibly influenced and changed by the Hispanic culture. Peoples from Spanishspeaking countries adapt to

Americanization while making America adapt to Hispanic characteristics. Hispanic influence can be found in food such as tacos, to Latin entertainers and everyday fashion. At Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the University Office of Diversity Initiatives and the Latin and Hispanic Organization combined their efforts to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. President Adriana Osequeda and vice-president James Kimmel of the organization

took the lead in creating ‘Hasta La Madrumgada’, the very first celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at ERAU. The event included the attendance of an estimated 250 students, adults and performers. President Johnson and his wife both attended the event. Both Daytona Beach and Prescott introduced their campuses to various types of Spanish food and music. Adriana Osegueda, the President of the Latin and

Hispanic Organization, commented, “It was bigger than we expected, we really appreciated the support we received from the community for cultures in general.” Richard Stickney, the Director of the University Office of Diversity Initiatives, was impressed by the interest in Hispanic Heritage Month at ERAU. He reached out to those who attended, stating, “Thanks to the student body, they were the force behind the event.”

Campus celebrates Hispanic Heritage month

Karissa Hewitt

Staff Reporter In the United States, Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes and celebrates the culture and traditions of residents who trace their heritage to Mexico, Spain, Spanish-speaking Central and South American countries and the Caribbean. Though all Hispanic peoples in the United States are ethnically rooted from lands sprawled

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Professor of the Week

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Student Village ceiling collapses

Assistant Professor

James Shoopman College of Arts & Sciences:

Humanities and Social Sciences

Previously Taught Courses:

COM219: Speech HU 345: Comparative Religions


Life before ERAU: I am 57 years old. Most of my childhood was in Clearwater, Florida. I received a BA in English from Stetson University and a Master of Divinity from New Orleans Seminary, in Biblical studies. Then I earned a doctorate in Humanities and religious studies from Florida State University. From the time of my graduation from Stetson forward I worked in local church ministries as a staff member and as a senior pastor in several places, including Daytona Beach. My wife and I met in Jacksonville, where we still go on occasion to visit our two grandsons.

Life at ERAU:

I have taught Humanities at Florida State and Jacksonville University, but came to ERAU in the fall of 2000, mainly to teach Ethics and introductory Humanities part time. Three years ago I was promoted to full time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Humanities and Social Sciences department. I have taught a very enjoyable Humanities course called “Virtue and Heroism: East and West.” I still assist Dr. Schlieper in teaching Ethics, and the occasional humanities course, but I more frequently teach the Comparative Religions course, a survey of major world religions, and the Speech course, which covers public speaking and communication skills.

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Two weeks ago, the ceiling in the Student Village collapsed due to a pipe leak. Repair work was done over the weekend and the ceiling has been fixed. During the construction, students noticed large blue tarp in the student village atrium, covering the site and leaving passerby’s quite curious. For more information, please contact the Housing Department by phone (386) 323-8000 or e-mail ~Angelina Smedley

A lesson in Mayan history Tilford Mansfield Comics Editor

Connoisseur of All-ThingsMayan Dr. Armando Anaya presented Oct. 4 in the IC as part of Embry-Riddle’s Arts & Letter Series. Over 26 years of Archeology experience and education support Dr. Anaya’s insight regarding the Ancient Maya, and currently he holds two professorial positions of archaeology, one at the University of Calgary, Canada, and another at the Autonomous University of Campeche, Mexico. Dr. Anaya’s presentation focused on the mythos in Mayan culture and how this affected the every day life of the Ancient Mayan Citizen, along with the important focus of how we know so much about their lives. The presentation culminated in a discussion of the mysteries surrounding the event predicted to occur on Dec. 21, 2012. The myths of the Ancient Maya included many stories of

Gods of Death, the Underworld Xibalba, and twins. Mayan practices included dressing to represent the Gods or their Tree of Life La Ceiba, or Yaxche. It was not untypical for the king to dress as a female when representing La Ceiba. The Ancient Maya practiced many horrors such as human sacrifice or bloodletting. Bloodletting was practiced specifically to reach states of ecstasy in which they would seek congress with the Gods. The methods of bloodletting practiced include dragging a spiny vine through a hole cut in their tongue or particularly the king would use the spine from a Stingray to perforate his penis. The subject of the end of days was not foretold by the Mayan, but they remark on Dec. 21 2012 as being the day that one of the Gods would return, which there are any one of four to pick from, and it would include a change in the way of life as it would be known. The modern Mayan peoples know nothing of a prophecy for the end of 2012.

Dr. Anaya presented several interpretations of the origin of the superstitions surrounding 2012. Archaeological evidence suggests that Ancient Mayans knew about the Milky Way galaxy, even minute details like its center, and many other astronomical facts. A question that arose at the end of the presentation from two of Embry-Riddle’s faculty members, who are also astronomers, regarded the source of Ancient Mayan astronomical data considering that their instruments and technology were limited; it seems as if there is no way the Ancient Mayan astronomers could have known what they evidently did. Dr. Anaya and Professor Steve Glassman here at Embry-Riddle have written a book together entitled Cities of the Maya in Seven Epochs: 1250 B.C. to A.D. 1903. The book contains many more details of the Mayan history and culture of which a one-hour presentation could barely scratch the surface.

ISA honors Dr. Gupta Suzanna Fernedes ISA

The Career Expo is right around the corner on Oct. 19! There are many opportunities for all students to attend the company information sessions leading up to the big event! These information sessions are not only for juniors and seniors, but for all students. This is a great opportunity to learn about companies that you may have potential interest in for internships, co-ops, and when you are that graduating senior. If you have any questions, please stop by the Career Services Office in the C building!

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The Indian Student Association (ISA) and Bombay Grill put together an honor party to celebrate Dr. Tej Gupta’s 32 years of dedicated service as an Aerospace engineering faculty. He is one of the oldest faculty members and has carved a place for himself in the hearts of numerous students, faculty and staff. Dr. Gupta has his PhD in Engineering Mechanics from Virginia Polytech Institute State University. He currently teaches Aerodynamics 2 and Advanced Compressible Flow. The event took place at

Bombay Grill restaurant, 581 Beville Road, Daytona Beach, Fla. Guests from the Math and Engineering Department were invited along with their families. Dr. Gupta arrived with his wife, sons and grandchildren. His current and ex students were also present. Starting the party at 7 p.m., ISA president Abhishek Vaidya extended a warm welcome to all those present and from then onwards, many colleagues of Dr. Gupta stepped forward to express their appreciation of all the hard-work and commitment he puts in his work. They also thanked him for being not only a colleague at work, but a caring friend, a loving brother and a mentor!

Dr. Gupta thanked everyone’s presence that night and is happy to continue his service for many more years to come at our campus. A commemorative plaque was presented to Dr. Gupta by Dr. Mirmirani on behalf of the ISA and Bombay Grill, after which all guests were treated to a dinner of sumptous delicious Indian cuisine and some light music. The ISA would like to thank all the students, faculty and staff who came to the event. Also, a special thank you goes to Bombay grill staff for providing the venue and food for the night. It was truly a special moment for Dr. Gupta and his family to be honored for his work in everyone’s presence!

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Student Life Lunabotics present ERRSA launches off robot at Symposium Page


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Branden Siegle ERRSA

Caroline Liron

Lunabotics Team The space shuttle program ended, but there is something bigger that is starting to debut in our mind - something much bigger: interstellar flight. From engineers to authors, visionaries started researching in Jan. 2011 what would be required to allow such flights to become reality. After solicitations of ideas, information, and proposals, the 100 Year Starship Study Public Symposium was held from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 at the Hilton Orlando Convention Center, Fla. Keep in mind that this study is much more than just engineering. Over the course of three days, close to 100 presentations were available to the public for free. Proposals dealt with the feasibility of timedistance travel, such as Mass Beam Propulsion, an Overview by G.D. Nordley, or UltraHigh Specific Impulse Indium FEEP Thruster for Precursor Interstellar Exploration by A. Genovese. Beyond engineering, philosophical and religious considerations were brought up, such as Cosmocultural Evolution: A Cosmic Imperative for Interstellar Travel? by Mark Lupisella, or Did Jesus Die for Klingons, too?, by C.Weidemann. Given humanity’s history of destroying everything we touch, even if at a microscopic level and possibly unknowingly, is there a risk of destroying other civilizations? “We may eat the first alien that we find.” said science-fiction author Allen Steele during the Science Fiction writer’s panel. Other topics of equal importance were: “Biology and Space Medicine”, “Education, Social and Economic and Legal Considerations”, “Communication of the Vision”, “Habitats and Environmental Science”, and “Destinations” such as Visiting the Neighbors,


THE LUNABOTICS TEAM AT Embry-Riddle presented their lunabotic robot at the 100 year starship symposium. Here, students were able to see the impact lunabotics will have in the future. by J.Tarter. One particular presentation that caught interest was Utilizing Video Games, by L. Blaize. Blaize’s presentation advocated the idea that the Starship committee work together with video game developers. This would help advertise and spread the Starship study to the world, but also develop simulations about the effects of such travel. He proposed that not only could video games be used for marketing, but they could also educate the masses about the science, logistics, and other aspects behind space travel. He mentioned using video games to solicit funding for the project giving a proven example of the humble bundle. Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Lunabotic team, made up of freshmen to senior students of all majors, presented on Friday their Lunabot from the 2011 competition. A lunabot is a robot capable of digging and excavating lunar soil. While it is important to actually get to a planet with the starship, it is equally important to be able to build on a new

planet. Lunabots could get the ground ready for future paved roads. Students explained the purpose and challenges encountered while designing and building their lunabot. For example, the lunar soil is sticky and easily jams gears. On Saturday, Embry-Riddle students – in partnership with NASA personnel – ran the Lunabotic Competition booth at the symposium. Students interacted with leaders in the aerospace industry, and presented various research and engineering work ongoing at Embry-Riddle. “This is one rare opportunity our students get. Competition is great for educational purposes. Students learn to be team leaders, become experts in electrical, computer, mechanical systems, and even develop skills in public relations (outreach, fundraising…). In this symposium, students see a real impact their robot will have in the future.” (L to R): The 2011 lunabot, Chris Colvin (team leader for the 2012 competition), Susan Sawyer (NASA KSC Education and External Relations), and Caroline Liron (team advisor).

Branden Siegle – Programming Coordinator for ERRSA So far this year, the EmbryRiddle Resident Student Association (ERRSA) has been quite busy with various events and happenings in the residence halls. They started during orientation with sundaes on Saturday which was a huge hit with new and returning students getting settled into their suites. The next event they had was the International Food and Dessert Bar. At the event, students were welcome to walk up and try food from different parts of the world. All of the dishes were amazing and well received by those who attended.



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be their Mega Game Night Extreme; this event will be located in Doolittle Hall on each of the three floors at 8:00 p.m. on Oct. 15. On the top floor there will be a ‘Bring Your Own Computer’ LAN party going on so bring your laptops with games like Team Fortress 2 and other free to play online games. The second floor lounge will have several game systems set up. Finally, the on the first floor there will be a poker tournament. Best of all at this event there will be a ton of free food. For more information about ERRSA come to one of their general board meetings held every Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. in the Student Village Fountain Room, check out their ERAU Connection page, or ‘like’ their Facebook fan page: Embry-Riddle Resident Student Association.

NSCS inducts members Matthew Vaughan NSCS

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) honored 45 students during their annual Induction Convocation on Saturday, Oct. 1. During the ceremony, Dr. Robert Oxley, Associate Vice President for Academics and Cindy Oakley-Paulik, Director of the Women’s Center and the faculty advisor for the ERAU chapter of NSCS, were inducted as Distinguished Members of the society. Dr. Oxley’s keynote address concerning honor and integrity gave the audience a clearer understanding of what the words truly mean and how those qualities can be applied to our daily lives. NSCS is an honor society that focuses on recognizing first- and second-year students. The society seeks to promote integrity


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in all areas of life and develop scholarship, leadership, and service skills within its members. With over $250,000 in scholarships, NSCS is committed to supporting its scholars’ education.

The Embry-Riddle chapter has four presentations at Mainland High School scheduled for Nov. as part of the

society’s Planning to Achieve Collegiate Excellence (PACE) program. These events will serve to promote college awareness and give high school students the information they need to succeed at the collegiate level. NSCS will also be sponsoring their second annual schoolwide Salsa Making Contest on Thursday, Nov. 10. Any organization or individual can register on ERAU Connection; the $25 entry fee includes free t-shirt! The deadline for registration and payment is Thursday, Nov. 3 at 3:00 p.m. To join NSCS you must have at least a 3.4 GPA and be at the top 20% of your class. Keep an eye out for invitations in your student mailbox! To learn more or to stay involved, visit our Facebook page at or contact Matthew Vaughan at

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Student Government



Do you know who Learn to intern is the next scholar of the month? Amy Luckette

COA Representative

Trey Pietras

COE Representative The Student Government Association is reviving the Scholar of the Month program, with a few modifications. The aim is to acknowledge students who show excellence both inside and outside the classroom. In the past, only professors have been allowed to nominate students, but this year, the privilege has been extended to all members of the ERAU community. If you are a professor, an RA, a project leader, or a student, and you feel that a student you know deserves recognition, be sure to nominate them for

Scholar of the Month. Students nominated will be evaluated on their GPA and extracurricular activities, but the main focus is on a short essay written by the nominator. This essay should explain why the nominee is qualified to be Scholar of the Month. Things to be considered should be class participation, academic excellence, community service, extracurricular involvement, and a general desire to help others. While GPA is an important characteristic of a scholar, it is not always the best representation of their work. As a result, students who show dramatic improvement in their grades over the last few semesters

will also receive consideration. The goal is to find the most well rounded student, not just the smartest. Finalists in the program will be brought in for an interview so that they can sell themselves and so the voting panel may get to know them better. The winner will have their name put on a plaque in the SGA office and receive a predetermined reward. Do not hesitate to give the scholar you know the recognition they deserve; nominate them today. One winner will be selected from each of the four colleges. Nomination forms can be found under the services tab on the SGA website, sga., and are due on Friday, Oct. 21.

Learn to Intern is a project within the Student Government Association’s Progress Committee. Its purpose is multidimensional and supported by students, departments and organizations outside of SGA as well, such as career services, EGR 101 classes, the women’s center, and students with intern experience from each college. One goal of the project is to increase student awareness of the importance of interning while being a college student. Another is to teach students how to obtain internships. This includes advocating and planning workshops that address dressing for success, applying online, and interviewing. Each respective college is participating in the Learn to Intern initiative by developing organi-

zations such as Business Eagles and COAS Eagles. Lastly, Learn To Intern demonstrates in realtime examples of the above skills (dressing, applying, and interviewing). Learn To Intern is an initiative supported by EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University Administration including Dr. Fredrick-Rucascino and Dr.Ayers. It is also supported by EmbryRiddle Alumni Mark Lyden, author of “College Students: Do This Get Hired.” Mark has hired an intern to help him convey the messages of the book to Embry-Riddle students. Her name is Jenny Chabrian and wrote an Avion article last week sharing advice from “Do This Get Hired.” Embry-Riddle students with internship experience will attend EGR 101 assemblies to present their experiences and advice to freshmen on Oct. 4 and Oct. 11. This is a closed event for

EGR 101 students supported by Professor Lisa Davids of the College of Engineering. Oct. 13 at 7:00 p.m. in IC 101 there will be a Learn To Intern workshop open to all students where past interns will demonstrate in real-time how to apply online using seven critical steps. The workshop will also involve a demonstration of a mock interview. The workshop will conclude with a question and answer session so that students can seek advice from past interns. The Career Fair is on Oct. 19 this year. Students seeking internships for the summer of 2012 will have the Opportunity to arrive more prepared by attending Learn To Intern initiatives and career services Programs. There is support available and services being created to help students get internships. It’s very exciting and students are highly encouraged to take advantage of such programming if seeking an internship.

5 p.m. after the Career Fair. There will be representatives from all sections of the aviation industry such as NASA, Horizon Air, Ategea Group Inc, FAA Air Surgeon, Delta, Aveos, Cape Air, ALPA, American General, Frasca, and CASE. All will be ready to answer your questions or just chat about your future goals and plans. The Meet and Greet will be hosted at the new AMS Building on the third floor observation deck. In case of inclement weather, the event will take place

in the COA Atrium. This is an excellent opportunity to see what is happening in the aviation industry and learn the keys to success in your future life after college. Food will be provided and there will be a raffle drawing for various prizes. We hope to see you there! If you have any questions please feel free to contact Christian Schirra at or stop by the Student Government Association Office in the Student Center!

cled, the EAC is hosting a separate Spirit Sign competition with its own criteria and prizes. The EAC guidelines will encourage the student organizations to create signs that are more environmentally friendly, while also forcing them to be craftier with the materials they use. Additionally, the competition hosted by the EAC offers more opportunities for the many organizations to win a prize. In accordance with the traditional rules for the Spirit Signs, the Environmental Awareness Committee is going to have its own judges review the signs based on criteria the EAC has deemed appropriate. First, 50% of the score will be based on the organizations’ use of recycled or recyclable materials. This can include, but should not be limited to: plastic or glass bottles, cans, cardboard, recycled paper, plastic bags, aluminum

items, magazines, newspaper, batteries, etc. The judges are hoping the different organizations will “dare to be different” and exceed even their expectations. The other 50% of the judges’ score will be divided equally between how creatively the materials are utilized and the organization’s incorporation of the theme. Remember, this year’s theme is childhood memories. First prize will receive $100, second prize will earn $50, and third prize will be awarded $30. The Environmental Awareness Committee is hoping to boost students’ knowledge of the many items that can be recycled by encouraging the student organizations to think about recyclable materials in a new light. Hopefully, this competition will turn out very well and will become a new Homecoming tradition here at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

COA Forum on Wed. Christian Schirra

COA Representative Have you ever had a question about the Aviation Industry, but had no idea where to go or who to ask? Well your College of Aviation Representatives have the answer! The Student Government Association along with various members from the Aviation Industry will be uniting for a Meet and Greet casual forum on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at

Spirit sign contest Rachael Isphording Housing Life Rep.

EAC Encourages “Green” Spirit Signs It’s almost that time again! Don’t play dumb! You know exactly what I’m talking about… IT’S HOMECOMING TIME!!! This year, your SGA’s Environmental Awareness Committee (EAC) is branching out and creating additional rules for the traditional Spirit Sign Competition that jumpstarts Homecoming Week. This competition will take place Monday, Oct. 31 on the Legacy Walkway. Do you ever wonder what items classify as “recyclable?” Are you ever confused as to whether you should toss the item in your hand into the garbage or the recycling bin? In order to raise awareness of the many items that can be recy-

Justice tip-of-the-week

Heed Your Speed! The Speed Limit on campus is 10mph at all times

Get to know your SGA Ashok “Georgia” Annamalai College of Aviation Representative

Senior Aeronautical Sci.

In May of next year, Ashok “Georgia” Annamalai will be graduating from Embry-Riddle with a Bachelors of Aeronautical Science. Ashok “Georgia” Annamalai came to riddle in 2008 as a young and eager freshman who had always dreamed of flying planes just like all the pilots he had seen in the movies. He moved to the sunshine state of Florida from Duluth, Georgia. This will be Ashok’s second year on the Student Government and is currently one of the representatives for the College of Aviation in the Student Government Association. His motivation for running for Student Government came from his fraternity brothers who always pushed him to be the best he could be. He serves as the liaison to the library helping pass on student comments and concerns to the amazing and helpful library staff. He also serves on the flight line satisfaction committee which meets every Thursday to help students who have any questions or concerns that

have to do with the flight line. Besides the Student Government Association, Ashok is very involved in many activities. He is currently the President of the InterFraternity Council that is in charge of the oversight of the nine Greek fraternities that are currently on the Embry-Riddle campus. Ashok is also a varsity rower on the Embry-Riddle CREW team. He is also one of the 40 brothers of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and the past Risk Management officer for the fraternity. Ashok is very excited for his last year at Embry-Riddle. He hopes to achieve many things and leave a lasting legacy at Embry-Riddle. If you ever see him around campus feel free to ask him any questions or concerns that you may have. He is always here to help the students of Embry-Riddle. Feel free to stop by the SGA meetings held every Tuesday at 12:45 p.m. in the IC Auditorium.

Opinions Message from a concerned ERAU parent Page


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I don’t know why but the well-regarded Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) is letting its pilot students, the core of its existence, fall through the cracks. I don’t know if it’s because they have too many students to keep track of, or because they don’t have the resources to help all their students achieve their goals and dreams, or because they just

don’t care enough to make allowances to keep their student pilots flying. At least one of their pilot students is being prevented from flying, not because he can’t pay the flying costs, but because the Financial Aid Office, along with the ERAU leadership, refuses to increase the single course financial aid limit for their FA 121 Private Pilot Certification course.

This particular student has already paid ERAU $94,973 in tuition, room and board, and flight costs, and has been approved for another $15,000 in PLUS loans to complete the course but ERAU Financial Aid Office and the ERAU leadership refuses to increase the arbitrary limit and use the PLUS loan funds so the student can continue flying (he hasn’t flown since summer

because of ERAU’s cold-hearted adherence to this procedural technicality), even though they previously increased the limit, and even though the course completion depends on the learning rate of the individual (and shouldn’t have a fixed financial aid limit), and even though the course is a pre-requisite for all other flying courses. So in effect ERAU is pre-

venting this student pilot from completing his college education, let alone preventing him from achieving his dream of becoming a commercial pilot, simply because they are unwilling make allowances to keep all of their student pilots flying. I doubt if this would happen at any of the other aeronautical schools or indeed any other University in the

United States. And, although we are great fans of ERAU, we fear that their proudest accomplishment, the statement that “more professional pilots have come from Embry-Riddle than from any other university” will cease to be true if they don’t make allowances to keep their student pilots flying. ~Parents of an ERAU student pilot.

Fairly often, I find myself using one of the on-campus sidewalks. I walk in front of the library, through the academic complex, etc. Then...SWISH! Somebody inevitably goes swiftly past on a skateboard or bicycle.

The number of people on the sidewalk appears to make absolutely no difference to the person on the wheels. I have witnessed several “little” accidents. Some pedestrian gets bumped or gets his feet run over, etc. with no seri-

ous injury, the victim of these accidents usually just frowns at the offender and shrugs it off. I wonder how many more serious injuries have been caused by someone on a skateboard or bicycle, or maybe, when the first really serious

injury will be caused. Individuals seem unable to recognize the hazard they impose on pedestrians when they ride something wheeled, including the university’s electric carts, on the campus sidewalks. Do we need on campus

safety officers to force the riders to get off their wheels and walk their wheels on a crowded sidewalk? Does somebody have to be really seriously injured to make the riders recognize the harm they might cause when they ride

on the sidewalk? Serious injury is a realistic possibility. If it hasn’t already happened, it probably will - maybe soon, considering the number of wheeled people currently on the campus sidewalks. ~ David Cameron

Professor sees issues in sidewalk safety Student Forum

“Would you consider adding insects to your diet? ”

- Compiled by Angelina Smedley

Isaiah Rollolazo Air Traffic Management Junior

Shane Bush Aerospace Engineering Sophomore

Cody Moore Aerospace Engineering Freshman

Lindsey Stevenson Meteorology Senior

Justin Dahan Aeronautical Science Junior

Josh Chancey Air Traffic Management Senior

“Depends if it’s healthy for you.”

“Depending on the amount of protein there is in them.”

“I already eat insects and I have to tell you that grasshoppers are delicious!”

“Absolutely not!”

“I lived in Thailand for several years and I would still not add insects to my diet.”

“No, I get my protein from my protein shake!”

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No. 2 Eagles bounce back with wins over Georgetown and Indiana Tech INDIANA TECH EMBRY-RIDDLE

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ERAU Athletics After losing twice on Friday, the second-ranked EmbryRiddle volleyball team bounced back to win a pair of matches on Saturday, the final day of the ERAU Tournament at the ICI Center. The Eagles easily dispatched of No. 11 Indiana Tech in three sets (25-19, 25-20, 25-14) and capped the tournament with a 3-0 win (25-16, 25-18, 25-20) over Georgetown (Ky.) to finish the tournament with a 2-2 record, improving to 16-3 overall. The Eagles got out of the gates quickly against Indiana Tech, grabbing an early 7-4 lead. After the Warriors pulled to within a point (11-10), ERAU went on a 5-1 run keyed by a pair of Abby Hall kills, taking a 16-11 lead. Indiana Tech fought back to close the gap to three points (22-19), but the Eagles

won the last three points of the set, winning 25-19. The second set saw the Blue and Gold continue to put the pressure on, running out to a 12-6 lead in the early stages. A solo block from Emily Jacobson extended the lead to 19-12, at which point the Eagles looked to be in control. However, the Warriors continued to persevere, using a 6-2 run to cut the margin to 21-18, forcing Joslynn Gallop to take a timeout. The break in momentum stopped the run, and ERAU won the next three points and eventually took the set, 25-20. Holding a 2-0 lead, EmbryRiddle came out determined to not let the Warriors back in to the match; the Eagles quickly grabbed a 12-4 lead and never looked back. A solo block from Gloria Kemp pushed the lead to 16-8, and a block from Hall and Adriana Vazquez extended the margin to double-digits at 19-9. ERAU closed out the set on a 4-1 run and won the final frame, 25-14, sweeping the match, 3-0. Taylor Martin led the Eagles with a match-high 15 kills (.429 hitting percentage) as well as picking up 12 digs, recording her second double-double of the tournament. Hall also had a double-double, register-

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ing 10 kills (.455 hitting percentage) and 13 digs in addition to recording three service aces. Nina Kontrec led the way defensively with 17 digs while Vazquez ran the offense, tallying 42 assists as the Eagles hit .323 as a team. Kelsey Cox led the Warriors with nine kills and four blocks (one solo), while Kelsea Nova chipped in with seven kills and nine digs. Ashley Hamilton picked up a team-high 18 digs and Melanie Forman registered 10 digs and 24 assists.


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Against Georgetown, EmbryRiddle took an early 12-9 lead, but quickly extended the margin to nine points (18-9) on the strength of a 6-0 run keyed by a pair of service aces from Nina Kontrec. The Tigers closed to within five points (21-16), but the Blue and Gold finished out the frame with a 4-0 run to take the set, 25-16. In set two, ERAU once again grabbed a small early lead at 7-5, but Georgetown went on a 5-1 run to take the lead, 10-8. After two side outs for both sides, the Eagles responded in a big way, scoring eight straight points to gain a six point advantage at 18-12. A kill from Morgan Shattuck pushed the lead to 22-16, and a kill from Holcomb closed out the set at 25-18 in favor of the Eagles. The third set saw ERAU take an early lead and never surrender it. A service ace from Kemp moved the score to 13-9, prompting Georgetown


No. 13 HALL LED the Eagles with 14 kills while Holcomb added 11 kills and Martin chipped in with eight kills. Each of them also picked up six digs apiece as did Vazquez, who also tallied 38 assists as the Blue and Gold hit .337 for the match. Kontrec, who was named to the all-tournament team, compiled a match-high 22 digs and three service aces. to a take a timeout. The Eagles continued to widen the gap, as a kill from Hall extended the lead to 16-11, but the Tigers stormed back with four straight points to pull within one. Embry-Riddle rallied, getting kills from Hall, Martin and Holcomb in quick succession to regain a four-point advantage (19-15). A kill from Jacobson pushed it to match point at 24-20, and a poor Georgetown pass resulted in an attack error that ended the set at 25-20, giving ERAU a 3-0 sweep over

the Tigers. Hall led the Eagles with 14 kills while Holcomb added 11 kills and Martin chipped in with eight kills. Each of them also picked up six digs apiece as did Vazquez, who also tallied 38 assists as the Blue and Gold hit .337 for the match. Kontrec, who was named to the all-tournament team, compiled a match-high 22 digs and three service aces. Kelsey Luckett led the Tigers with 10 kills while Caraline Maher and Kathryn Smith

added five kills apiece. Liz Goodin collected a team-high 20 assists as well as a teamhigh 11 digs. Embry-Riddle returns to action next weekend at the SCAD Invitational in Savannah, Ga. On Friday, Oct. 14, the Eagles will take on Shawnee State (Ohio) at 11 a.m. and No. 5 Lee (Tenn.) at 5 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 15, ERAU will face No. 12 Taylor (Ind.) at 9 a.m. and will finish the tournament with a 1 p.m. match against Union (Tenn.).

record to 9-2-1 and their conference mark to 4-1. The Eagles created several scoring chances early, including an Olsen shot that bounced off the cross bar. ERAU outshot the Warriors 7-2 in the first half, but didn’t find the back of the net until the 34th minute. Cecilie Henriksen received the ball in the midfield and carried it about 20 yards before playing a long ball over the top of the Warrior defense to Olsen. Olsen settled the ball with her first touch and chipped WIU goalkeeper Sam Keller with her second to put the Eagles up 1-0. Four minutes later, Henriksen had a chance to get into the scoring column herself when she ran onto a cross by Valerie Obita, but Henriksen’s shot went just wide of the mark, leaving the score

at 1-0 at the half. Less than five minutes into the second half, officials suspended play due to lightning in the area. When the match resumed 40 minutes later, it was WIU that enjoyed the better of the run of play. They were eventually able get on the scoreboard in the 56th minute when Natalie Mederos’ corner kick fell to Taylor Larochelle on the back post and Larochelle tapped in the shot to tie the score at 1-1. The Warrior goal served to awaken the Eagle offense and in the 71st minute, ERAU reclaimed a one-goal advantage. After collecting the ball along the left sideline, Obita eluded her defender with one touch and raced into the 18-yard box. Just before reaching the end line, Obita completed a pass across the face of the goal to Olsen

who tallied her second goal of the night for a 2-1 Eagle lead. The Blue and Gold was not satisfied with the one-goal lead and at the 77:28 mark, they found the back of the net again. Bjorg Olafs launched a ball from deep in the Warriors’ defensive half and it fell right into the path of Krizzy Menez. Menez used her speed to race past the WIU defenders and beat Keller to give ERAU a two-goal cushion. The Warriors, who registered five shots on framed in the second half, continued to try and get back into the game, but they ran out of time as the game was called due to lightning with just over eight minutes remaining. Keller finished with four saves in the Webber International effort as the Warriors move to 6-6 on the year and 2-2 in league play.

Eagles best Warriors 3-1 WEBBER INT’L EMBRY-RIDDLE

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ERAU Athletics Embry-Riddle sophomore Martine Olsen extended her scoring streak to four games with a pair of goals on Friday to lead the Embry-Riddle women’s soccer team to a 3-1 victory over Webber International in Sun Conference. Olsen scored the go-ahead goal in the first half and netted the game-winner in the second as the 16th-ranked Eagles improved their overall

ERAU women claim team title at Asics Cross Country Classic

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WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL Friday, Oct. 14: vs Shawnee State (Ohio)* 11:00 a.m. vs. Lee (Tenn.)* 5:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15: vs Taylor (Ind.)* 9:00 a.m. vs Union (Tenn.)* 1:00 p.m. * SCAD Invitational in Savannah, Ga.


THE EMBRY-RIDDLE WOMEN’S cross country team totaled 20 points to claim the team title at the ERAU Asics Cross Country Classic. The meet, which took place amidst a torrential downpour, saw the Eagles take their first team title of 2011. Alison Smalling

ERAU Athletics The Embry-Riddle women’s cross country team totaled 20 points to claim the team title at the ERAU Asics Cross Country Classic. The meet, which took place amidst a torrential downpour, saw the Eagles place seven runners in the top 10 en route to their first team title of 2011. “I was pleased with how our team responded to the weather

conditions,” ERAU head coach Mike Rosolino said. “The ladies did a great job of running in a pack and supporting each other throughout the race. They all had great times on a slow course and I was impressed with their performance today. They’re continuing to improve each week. Sophomore Ellie Staker established herself as the Eagles’ top runner for the fourth race in a row, completing the 5K course in 20:00.08 for a second place overall fin-

ish. Staker was followed by her junior teammate Karina Coelho who ran a 20:04.25 to take third. The next three Eagle harriers finished within nine seconds of each other as Julie Mayfield placed fourth in 20:31.89, Aleiyah Ross placed fifth in 20:42.30 and Bailey Eaton placed sixth in 20:42.71. Nicole Bonk was eighth in 21:17.32 and Baleigh Hyatt closed out Eagles’ top seven finishers, placing 10th with a time of 21:22.33.

Bethune-Cookman’s Kadian Dunkley was the top finisher, crossing the line in 19:16.31 to lead the Lady Wildcats (71 points) to second place in the team standings. Stetson (76 points) was third, followed by the ERAU Alumni team (95 points), and South Georgia (113 points). The Eagles’ next meet takes place on Oct. 14 when they travel down I-4 to compete in the Black and Gold Challenge hosted by the University of Central Florida.


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Kirwa leads ERAU to Asics Classic Title Alison Smalling

ERAU Athletics The Embry-Riddle men’s cross country team captured its first team title of the 2011 season, running away with the ERAU Asics Classic on

Saturday. Running in extremely soggy conditions on the course on Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach campus, the Eagles turned in a combined time of 2:21:00.40 and placed seven runners in the top 10 to finish with 17 total points. For the fourth straight race,

Evans Kirwa was the Eagles top runner in the 8K as he claimed his third individual title of the season after crossing the line in 26:14.90. Kirwa, a twotime NAIA National Runner of the Week, finished more than minute ahead of teammate Alex Frazier who was

second overall in 27:47.86. Zachary Kraus (28:32.19) and Josh Guerrero (28:55.73) were third and fourth, respectively, and Jacob Dordick (7th, 29:29.72), Patrick Clare (9th, 29:55.80) and Jason Riggs (10th, 30:07.47) rounded out the Eagles top seven finish-

ers. “Overall I was pretty pleased with how the meet went,” ERAU head coach Mike Rosolino stated. “I like how our athletes responded to the poor conditions. They accepted the challenge of the rain, mud and hills and ran

very well. It was great preparation for nationals where we have to deal with all of those elements.” The Eagles return to action on Oct. 14 when they compete in the Black and Gold Challenge hosted by the University of Central Florida.

EMBRY-RIDDLE MEN’S CROSS Country capatured its first team title of 2011 season. The Eagles placed seven runners in the top 10 to finish with 17 total points.


Eagles take down 14th-ranked Seahawks NORTHWOOD EMBRY-RIDDLE

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ERAU Athletics The No. 26 Embry-Riddle men’s soccer team downed 14th-ranked Northwood 4-2, Tuesday night in a pivotal Sun Conference match-up at EmbryRiddle Soccer Stadium. The Eagles 7-3-1 (4-1-0) used four goals in the first half and held off a second half charge by the undefeated Seahawks 6-1-1 (2-1-0) to hold on to the victory. Embry-Riddle struck first in the match in the fourth minute of play. Midfielder Sam Fairhurst took a corner kick on the far side of the field and lofted it into the box for the Blue and Gold. The set piece was headed by Alan Vezza as he charged in to the box, but a Northwood defender was there to make what looked like to be an outstanding save. However, the referee whistled that the defender touched the ball past the line and awarded the goal to Vezza and the Eagles. ERAU went up 2-0 on the

Seahawks just five minutes later when they scored on another corner kick. Fairhurst took the corner again from the same side of the pitch and booted the ball towards the far post. Matthias Klatt and Ally MacDonald both converged for the ball, but MacDonald, the Sun Conference Offensive Player of the Week, ended up heading it home for his eighth goal of the season. Fairhurst tallied another assist in the 24th minute when the Eagles took a three goal lead on the Seahawks. The Wigan, England native collected a ball at midfield and sent a pass to freshman Veit Couturier who corralled the pass, dribbled past one defender and fired a shot from 25 yards out past a diving Matt Dawson in the upper 90. The Eagles went up by another score and took a 4-0 lead on the 14th-ranked Seahawks in the 33rd minute of play. Anel Coralic had the ball on the far side of the field and sent a beautiful pass towards the middle of the pitch just outside the 18-yard box. Northwood’s keeper, Dawson, was charging for the ball, but Erik Norburg was able to beat him to it and flick it over his head to register the Eagles fourth goal of the night. Northwood got on the board with less than 20 seconds remaining in the half when the Eagles were called for a foul in the box. The Seahawks’ Marcus Johansson elected to take the

penalty kick and put it past Eagle keeper Nils Carlson to put the score at 4-1 going into halftime. The Eagles and Seahawks began the second half with very physical play. Neither team was able to control the pitch as play went back and forth for the majority of the second half. There was good combination play on both sides, but not many goal scoring opportunities for either squad. Perhaps the best scoring opportunity for the Eagles came between the 55th and 56th minute of play. The Eagles earned five corner kicks in a row, but were unable to convert as headers by Vezza and Klatt missed the frame. Northwood showed signs of life on offense late in the match and scored their second goal in the 88th minute. Olli Isosalo took a free kick on the left side of the field just outside of the 18-yard box for the Seahawks. His ball found Alvaro Romo streaking towards the goal and put the score at 4-2. ERAU was able to hold off Northwood for the remaining time in the game and took the match by way of a 4-2 victory. The Eagles had a 12-0 advantage in corner kicks and a 12-10 advantage in shots on the night. Six Eagles earned points in the contest, but Fairhurst led the way offensively with three assists.


MEN’S SOCCER HOLD ON to defeat 14th-ranked Northwood 4-2. The Eagles had a 12-10 advantage in shots and 12-0 advantage in corner kicks.


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Entertainment Release some Rage Page



Karissa Hewitt

Staff Reporter On Oct. 4, Bethesda Softworks published their newest game developed by iD Software entitled RAGE. (XBOX 360, PS3, PC) The first-person action

shooter video game is set in the not-too-distant future where an asteroid has impacted Earth and left behind a ravaged wasteland in which players must fend for their lives. A world of postapocalyptic troubles, the game starts with the main character resurfacing from the Ark (an underground time capsule for a chosen few who would one day return to the world to rebuild society). The player is immediately introduced to the dangerous and hopeless world appropriately called the Wasteland. Thrown into an uncivilized society, the main character must battle bandits, mutants and a technologically advanced force named the Authority. The player, as last Ark, must aid the people of the Wasteland and push for revolution. Easily relatable to Fallout 3 and Borderlands, RAGE is distinguished separately by its game design. The alluring details of the post-apocalyptic Wasteland in Rage are what make the iD Software

game impressive. A desirably attractive landscape is leveled with the ability to play as a first-person shooter and race vehicles. Mainly a single-player game, RAGE offers two types of multi-player scenarios. The first is a two-player cooperative, on-foot, side story mode in which single-players can operate in a duo to complete tasks. The second is a four-player car combat competitive mode in which a leveling system makes more interesting weapons and vehicles open to players. Though complaints about glitches have been made in forums across the Internet, RAGE opens up the door for iD Software to unleash a series of follow-up games about their Ark fighter and Wasteland. As a fan of Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas and Borderlands, the newest addition to the post-apoc alyptic gaming world, is incredibly fun to play Check out the game at its website:!

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