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Tuesday October 18, 2011

Volume CXXXII Issue 7

CNN terrorism expert takes tough questions Tim Campanaro

Guest Reporter Dr. Geoffrey Kain hosted terrorism expert Peter Bergen as part of the The Honors Program Distinguished Speaker series. The prominent journalist and expert on international terrorism unexpectedly spoke up to the packed Willie Miller Auditorium about his belief that the United States should have never gone to war with Iraq after a question was asked about what we could have done differently. “This was the biggest unforced error for a long time in our foreign policy,” said award-winning CNN terrorism expert Peter Bergen. “Basically it was bin Laden on life support and it reinvigorated the whole thing.” Bergen spoke for a little over an hour in the auditorium about a number of topics including the Arab Spring, Pakistan being a complex country, the importance of drone warfar, and which groups would conduct a terrorist attack on the United States. Bergen gave statistics on the 4,500 deaths of American soldiers and 100,000 Iraqi civilians who died, and also gave an estimate cost of 1 trillion dollars for the war. No dealings between Al-Qaeda and Saddam Hussein took place, according to Bergen. “As an expert on Al-Qaeda, I was keenly aware of the fact that Saddam had no dealings with Al-Qaeda,” said Bergen. “bin Laden, we asked him

directly with our interviewers in ‘97 and in chit-chat Saddam Hussein came up. bin Laden unloaded about what a bad guy he thought Saddam was.” Bergen mentioned that in 1997 nobody cared what bin Laden thought because he was irrelevant at the time and hadn’t done anything yet. A silver lining was made when Bergen explained what the United States had done right. These included military tactics and how American learned from their mistakes, but Al Qaeda did not. He said, “Appoint Petraeus, do the surge, counter insurgency. There are a lot of things Bush did that I didn’t agree with, but that was not one of them. “It [Iraq] erupted into a civil war after 2006 but we changed and learned from our mistakes. If Al Qaeda learned from their mistakes they would have stopped antagonizing the United States, maybe turning towards the Saudi Regime,” said Bergen. The Arab Spring was a major topic of Bergen’s in which he discussed peoples of Arabic countries with their on-going nonviolent protests hoping to rid themselves of their regimes and reform their governments. Arab Spring countries Bergen discussed in depth were Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Yemen, and Israel. Bergen gave favorable outlooks on the countries of Tunisia and Egypt. “Tunisia is where the revolution started,” said Bergen. “A relatively speaking well educated country, a very small population, a very large tourism

industry, largely influenced by Europe, and the army wouldn’t fire on its own people.” “In Egypt, it won’t be as bad as people may think,” said Bergen. “There’s a lot of concern about the Muslim Brotherhood trying to turn Egypt into an Islam state. I don’t think Brotherhood has enough votes.” Bergen said The Muslim Brotherhood is not another Al Qaeda. The Brotherhood have been around since 1926 and have engaged in conventional politics. They have views that don’t necessarily agree with the overall consensus of Egypt, such as the peace agreements with Israel. The Brotherhood said they would revise their stance if the people wanted it. Bergen cast a large shadow of doubt of any promise going forward on some of the countries in the Arab Spring, including Yemen, Syria, Libya, and Israel. “Yemen is the poorest country. It’s running out of food, it’s running out of oil. It’s had two civil wars before these events were going on.” Bergen said it is a possible target for Al Qaeda to latch on to because of its instability. Syria and Libya also do not look promising because of the the civil warfare that is currently being ensued. “In Syria you’ve got Shia Governments and a Sunni population.” Bergen said Assad is in a better position of power and also has the Iran regime helping Syria. In response to Libya, there were echoes of the same sentiment. Even though Gaddafi is

Super Cub’s day ends early


A 1978 PIPER PA-13-150 Super Cub veered off runway 5 Sunday at Deland Municipal Airport, hitting a taxiway sign and skidding before overturning approximately 100 feet from the runway edge on the right side. There was substantial visible damage to the propeller, left main gear, and horizontal stabilizer.

no longer in power, the country is in ruins. “Gaddafi destroyed every kind of aspect of any civilian institution in the country,” said Bergen. Bergen said Israel continues to be put in “isolation” and more and more countries are either turning hostile towards them or wanting to rid themselves of them. Pakistan, are they a friend or foe? “Well they might be frenemies,” Bergen replied humorously. Bergen then received another chuckle from the audience

when he compared it to a slightly “dysfunctional marriage” and that the United States and Pakistan need to “keep it together for the kids.” He said Pakistan is a complex country that has a lot going on. Ethnic violence has occurred throughout Kurachi and violent issues with India. “Al-Qaeda and the Taliban are there,” said Bergen. “We need their help. They’re not going to give us everything we want.” Bergen stressed that Pakistan’s first civilian government may not be the greatest but at least it is a progres-

sion from the military running things. “Look at it from their perspective. We used them to help defeat the Soviets in Afghanistan. In 1990, we imposed sanctions on them because of their nuclear program. “They’re pretty conscious of the fact that in their view we are fair-weather friends,” said Bergen Bergen said Al Qaeda did not achieve any of their objectives and made several key mistakes. posed to get the United States out of the Middle East based on bin Laden’s flawed logic (Bergen, continued on page A8)

Rocktoberfest bands blow crowd away


BREAKOUT BAND FEEL Good brought fans to their feet with their stellar performance at Touch-N-Go Production’s annual Rocktoberfest concert. The concert on the west lawn drew a sizable crowd as rock music could be heard on all corners of campus. Students jumped and rocked to the songs played by Feel Good and Sleeper Star. Adam Virnelson

Guest Reporters Up-and-coming bands Feelgood and Sleeperstar put on a spectacular performance at Rocktoberfest Friday night after insurance difficulties nearly kept one of the two headliners from performing. The original lineup for the night consisted of Sleeperstar opening the event and Feelgood finishing. However, insurance issues kept Sleeperstar from even being able to perform a sound check, so the order was reversed and the event got a late start. Feelgood, the opening act, Campus . . . . . . . . . . A2 Student Government . . . . . . .A3 Student Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A4 Opinions . . . . . . . . . . . . . A6 Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B1 Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . C1 Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C3 Comics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C4

did not disappoint. A band from Los Angeles, Feelgood has its roots in rock music with noticeable elements of soul, funk and pop as well. According to their website,, the band was strongly influenced by the likes of Sting and Earth, Wind & Fire. These precursors lend Feelgood a palpable energy during their performance, infusing their music with upbeat vivacity and drawing in the crowd. The band played a number of memorable tunes during their session onstage, including a brilliant cover of Bill Withers’ “Use Me” along with several original num-

bers, many of which are from the band’s recently released eponymous EP. By the time Feelgood had finished wowing the crowd, Sleeperstar had worked out its insurance problems with the help of Anne Stokes, an Activities Coordinator here at Embry-Riddle. After making the 16-hour trek from Dallas, Texas, and fighting through insurance problems, one might have expected Sleeperstar to be fatigued when the band took the stage. That would have been a mistaken assumption. Sleeperstar frontman Chris Pearson hit the stage with all the charisma of a man

Florida Congressman talks touch issues with ERAU students

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addressing a screaming crowd of thousands—an especially impressive feat considering the less-than-spectacular turnout at this year’s Rocktoberfest. The band, which fuses pop and rock aspects to create a lively atmosphere, kept the crowd involved with dialogue throughout their gig. Pearson even rapped at one point to break the ice. “It began as a joke in my living room,” he explained to the crowd before breaking into a Sleeperstar adaptation of Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind.” Sleeperstar’s set consisted primarily of original songs, including two—

entitled “Lost Machine”and “Who You Gonna Be,” respectively—that are still have yet to be officially recorded. They also covered the song “Iron and Wine,” originally by the band The Postal Service. Throughout their show, the group continued to make comments and jokes in reference to their insurance troubles, entertaining the crowd even more. The most memorable point in the night came after the band finished their allotted time onstage. Perhaps inspired in part by the crowd’s cries of “One more song!” Sleeperstar decided to put on an unprecedented

display of fan appreciation. Pearson called for all members of Touch-N-Go Productions to come onstage, as well as any members of the crowd who wanted to participate. The ensemble then launched into a hearty rendition of the Beatles’ famous “Hey Jude.” One TNG member, Mu’az Pawane, even grabbed a guitar to play alongside Sleeperstar’s guitarist, Nick Box. “They totally jammed out,” Pawane said. “No one’s ever done that before.” Hopefully, the inspired performance Friday will encourage more students to come out for the show next year. The experience is certainly worth it.

Eagles outpace Southeastern in 5-1 victory

The King returns to pride rock...this time in 3D!

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The Avion, October 18, 2011

Mark Foley speaks New Southwest scholarship to on various issues encourage female engineers Suzanne Fernades Guest Reporter

The President’s Speaker Series continued on Wednesday, Oct. 12, welcoming former Fla. Congressman Mark Adam Foley. Marc Bernier of the WNDB radio station interviewed Foley live in the Gale Lemerand Auditorium before an audience of students, staff and Dr. Richard Heist, Chief Academic Officer for ERAU’s Daytona Beach campus. During the 80-minute session, varying topics such as the upcoming elections and urban renewal strategies were discussed. Foley commented on the efforts of the federal government against terrorism and the need for public awareness. According to him, drug trafficking in Mexico continues to be a major source of terrorism in Mexican areas. The “Occupy Wall Street”

movement was mentioned, and Foley said he has never experienced the American public as angry and scared as they are currently. In New York City, Foley said the mayor could do a better job at handling the situation and protestors. The solution for the economic problems, he said, would be to boost manufacturing businesses, acting as a fundamental reformation for the country. Foley encourages more involvement in research work and commended ERAU for the positive aerospace community it has built over time. The next President’s Speaker Series will be held on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Gale Lemerand Auditorium. Catherine Herridge, Fox News Homeland Security, Justice Department and Intelligence Correspondent will be the guest. Herridge is also the author of “The Next Wave: On the Hunt for Al Qaeda’s American Recruits.”


MARK FOLEY LOOKING PENSIVE as he talked about issues ranging from the drug trafficking in Mexico to the economic problems in the U.S.

Press Release

Communications Dept. Oct. 12, 2011 – Today was a homecoming of sorts for Southwest Airlines officials who visited their alma mater’s Daytona Beach campus to present a $50,000 check endowing a new scholarship for undergraduate engineering students. Brian Hirshman, Senior Vice President of Technical Operations at Southwest, spoke at the presentation ceremony held at the Lehman Engineering & Technology Center. “It’s really exciting for us alumni to come back—the improvements to the campus over the years have been amazing,” he said, as he gestured to the nearby Jim W. Henderson Administration & Welcome Center currently under construction, one of several new buildings on campus. According to Hirshman, recruiting engineers is a constant challenge for Southwest Airlines, whose 700 aircraft perform more than 4,000 flights per day. He noted that only four of the 70 engineers at Southwest are women. “Southwest is in need of engineers, particularly female engineers,” he said, “and given that the engineering programs at Embry-Riddle are second to none, this scholarship makes perfect sense.” The scholarship program will help grow female enrollment to achieve a better gender balance both at Embry-Riddle and in the industry, but the partnership has other benefits as well. Dr. Richard Heist, Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer of the Daytona Beach campus, stated, “Southwest is a top-of-theline, forward-thinking company, and this strong new relationship is a smart move that gives Southwest a stake in our College of Engineering, where we can collaborate on applied research.”

From the perspective of the Dean of the College of Engineering, Dr. Maj Mirmirani, the new scholarship is most valuable because it directly supports student access to EmbryRiddle programs. “Almost every day I receive a letter from a high school student who is passionate about engineering,” he said. “We want every talented student to be able to go to school here regardless of their financial situation.” The first award from the scholarship fund, $2,500, will go to an Embry-Riddle student who definitely could use financial assistance, Gloria King of Flagler Beach, Fla. “Right now I’m working three jobs to put myself through school,” said the senior, “so I’m very grateful for this award that will help me finish my bachelor of science degree in Aerospace Engineering.”

Eligibility for the annual Southwest Airlines scholarship is based on the following criteria: undergraduate student enrolled in the College of Engineering at the Daytona Beach campus; maintain a GPA of at least 3.25; have at least 60 credit hours; have financial need; preference to a female candidate. The College of Engineering offers bachelor’s degrees in aerospace engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and software engineering as well as master’s degrees in aerospace engineering, computer and electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and software engineering. The annual “Best Colleges” guide produced by U.S. News & World Report has ranked Embry-Riddle’s undergraduate

aerospace engineering program the best in the nation for the last 12 years. Accompanying Brian Hirshman to the presentation ceremony were two other Southwest Airlines officials who are Embry-Riddle graduates—Jim Sokol, Vice President of Maintenance Operations, and Amy Oonk, Director of Engineering—as well as the airline’s Senior Manager of Maintenance & Engineering Administration, Melanie Jones. Founded in 1971 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Southwest Airlines serves 72 cities in 37 states, carrying 88 million passengers annually, making it the largest U.S. carrier based on domestic passengers. The low-fare, high-frequency, point-to-point airline earned a net income of $459 million in 2010. For more information, visit


GLORIA KING RECEIVES THE check from Southwst Airlines, presented by Brian Hirshman, Senior Vice President of Technical Operations as Dr. Heist (left corner) and Dr. Miramani (right corner) look on.

Biketoberfest wraps up Donations needed for domestic violence shelters Angelina Smedley Staff Reporter

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Women’s Center “One in four women has experienced domestic violence in her lifetime,” said Tiffany Carr, President of the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence at Sunset Harbor Yacht Club on Tuesday, Oct. 4. Student leaders from the FIRST Mentor Club and the Women’s Center attended the Domestic Violence Awareness Month Luncheon and listened intently to the first-hand accounts of an anonymous female survivor of domestic abuse. “He never laid a hand on me,” she said, describing the emotional and psychological threats against herself and her baby to illustrate how much they are a part of the cycle of abuse as is physical abuse. Fla. Senator Evelyn Lynn was also recognized at the luncheon for her continuous support of the Domestic Abuse Shelters in Volusia County, as well as

her commitment to the movement to raise awareness and end abuse. 2010 was one of the worst years for domestic abuse cases in Volusia County - up 20 percent from the previous year. To help end the cycle of violence and for more information about abuse issues, attend the Tuesday’s Treasure Lunch and Learn presentation on Nov. 18 at 12:45 p.m. in the Willie Miller Instructional Center, room 104. The Domestic Abuse Shelter has provided ERAU with a wish list of items. Any donations would be greatly appreciated. Bring them to the Women’s Center, located in the C-Building, room 404. Shelter Wish List Immediate Needs: • New or gently-used linens • Twin sized sheets and blankets • Towels and washcloths • Silverware • Pillows • Zip Lock Bags

On-going Needs: • Paper Towels, Tissues & Toilet Paper • Aluminum Foil • Coffee • Diapers – All Sizes • Laundry Detergent • Lice Kits • Garbage Bags • Cleaning Supplies/ Bleach • Feminine Products Wants: • Phone, Gas & Food Gift Cards • Alarm Clocks • Women & Children’s Slippers • W o m e n ’ s N e w Undergarments • Women’s Night Shirts & Robes • Socks – Women & Children’s • GED Study Guides • Plastic Dishes • Sun Block for Children • Back Packs • Sippy Cups • School Supplies

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During the days of Oct. 13 to 16, bikers swarmed to Daytona Beach for one of the biggest events of the year for them, Biketoberfest. This is the last chance for bikers to enjoy the pleasant weather before the chill of winter. Biketoberfest is an international award-winning event that offers many opportunities for motorcyclists to participate in a weekend full of events. Thousands of bikes every year come out to Daytona Beach to enjoy the sun, beach and fun. Popular activities include motorcycle displays and rallies that showcase motorcycles ranging from vintage Harley-

Davidsons to new models and even to built-from-scratch custom bikes. A big hit is take a motorcycle out on the track at the world famous Daytona International Speedway. Demonstration rides are also available on some of the newest motorcycles from some of the top bike manufacturers out there. There are also endless amounts of food and music while looking at plenty of motorcycles. Asking questions about the motorcycles will garber the attention of very interesting and nice motorcyclists. Most bikers at Biketoberfest spend their time on scenic motorcycle rides around Daytona Beach, to places like the lighthouse in Ponce Inlet, state parks and beach roads.

The freedom of the road, combined with the roar of a fleet of bikes, evokes feelings of joy that attract bikers from all over the country. The heart of Biketoberfest is Main Street, where you find large numbers of motorcycles parked as their riders hit the bars and mingle. Walking along Main Street, groups identify themselves by certain ways of dress. Biketoberfest is a great event to mingle with other motorcycle enthusiasts that share a passion for bikes. Numerous other events are hosted at the Daytona International Speedway and Hooters just off the International Speedway Boulevard, including a bikini contest and fashion show.

HOUSING AND RESIDENCE LIFE appreciate any donations of candy for the local children that come to Trick-or-Treat in the residence halls. Please bring to the Housing office.

The Avion, October 18, 2011

Student Government



SGA to create endowed scholarship Justin Fletcher President

Hello Everyone! In this issue I would like to share with you a project which has been under development for over three years now: the creation of an SGA Endowed Scholarship Fund. I have alluded to this in a few SGA meetings in the past, but I feel that it is finally sufficiently well-formed to share with the student body at-large. Since I took this job a year and a half ago, the concern that I have heard most frequently, and that has been the most concerning to me is that of the cost of attendance here at ERAU. I have heard far too many stories of seniors or juniors, just a year or so from graduation,

who have had to leave the university that they have put so much into because they could not meet their financial obligations. I know that most of you already have someone in mind who fits this description; keep that person in mind as you read. This issue has been so troubling to me because it is the one problem that the SGA has really been powerless to do anything about, until now. I am proud to say that the SGA is a very fiscally conservative organization. As a result, we have accumulated over the past few years approximately $1 Million in savings. These savings come from monies allocated to, but not used by clubs and organizations, and from a multitude of cost-saving measures in SGA operations.

In the past, these funds have been set aside as a financial buffer for the SGA, so that we could continue to provide service to the student body in the event of a financial emergency. However, the members of the executive board and I feel that the SGA is sufficiently financially solvent, and does not need quite so much protection. It is time to put that money back to work. It is our intention to invest these funds in a portfolio identical to, but separate from, the university’s professionally managed endowment fund. When this portfolio reaches a sufficient value, which we intend to determine based on demand, the SGA will begin withdrawing a small portion the yearly interest and dividends earned,

well the bookstore has listened. They are running a “Must Have That Stash” t-shirt giveaway. The rules are simple, “like” their Facebook page, facebook. com/embryriddlebookstore, and then wait for them to post a question at random. If you are the first person to answer the question correctly, you win a free “Stash” t-shirt. Also by being connected to their Facebook page you be one of the first groups of people that will know about all of their special offers and savings. The bookstore is listening…. In response to an idea that a student presented, the bookstore is sponsoring a “Design Your T-Shirt” contest. Do you have a good idea for a t-shirt that should be sold at the bookstore? Submit your idea and you could be the one to win that t-shirt when printed and a $50 bookstore gift card. Are you ready for some even greater savings? This October 19th and 20th from 10:00AM3:00PM the bookstore will have

a Fall Sidewalk Sale on Legacy Walk where they will be offering extreme discounts on clearance items and special in-store promotions just for you! Make sure that you take the time to see what they have to offer. The bookstore knows that a lot of students have ideas about how to make the bookstore better and they want to hear from you. The SGA and the bookstore will be hosting a “This is YOUR Bookstore” event on Wednesday November 2nd from 5-6pm. This is your opportunity to address concerns, ask questions, share ideas, and meet with the bookstore representatives. If you need anything in the bookstore, the staff is always extremely helpful from Branden, Store Manager, to Leroy, Course Materials Manager, Lisa, Department Manger, and the staff in the front. Go by and say hello and check out what your University Bookstore has to offer. You will be pleasantly surprised at what you find!

Bookstore update John Christian

COA Representative Five cents for CD’s and DVD’s! That’s right, I could not believe it when I walked in to the Embry-Riddle Bookstore and saw the sale. Of course it’s not the latest CD’s and DVD’s, but they do have some decent titles. I think I walked away with about twenty items that day. As the SGA Liaison to the bookstore, I have the pleasure to write about the great deals and some upcoming events the bookstore will be hosting for the Embry Riddle community. Currently, the bookstore is having a huge sale on anything that doesn’t have the EmbryRiddle logo. That includes apparel, CD’s, DVD’s, Gifts, and Toys. The sale is up to 75% off the selected items. For those of you who have passed by the front of the store and saw those t-shirts with the question “I Mustache You A Question” printed on front,

and fund student scholarships with that money. These scholarships would then be granted to students who have contributed to the ERAU community and are in dire financial need, with special preference given to those nearing the end of their education. The remainder of the dividends and interest would be reinvested, which will allow the fund to continue to grow over time. If properly managed by many future generations of students, it is possible that this fund could one day be used to offset the cost of attendance for all ERAU students. To be clear, we are only planting a seed with this initiative. This fund will not reach maturity while any of us are here, and so will not benefit any of us directly. However,

this will surly make a difference in the lives of future generations of ERAU students. I know that some may ask: “why not just use that money to help the students that are here now?” The answer to that question is simple: a million dollars is really not all that much money on the scale that we are dealing with, and when it’s gone, it’s gone. It may be able to help a few students now, but that would be the end of it. However, if invested and managed prudently, that same million dollars can support countless future students, enabling them to realize their dreams. Remember that friend that came to mind at the beginning of this article? This fund is for students like them. It’s for those students who have con-

tributed to our community, but for whatever reason are unable to meet the financial demands of this institution. There is still much to determine about the administration of this program, and any feedback or criticism is welcomed. The criteria by which the recipients of these future scholarships are to be judged is still an open question, one to which I do not yet know the answer. We need your insight and input as we begin to put together the administrative policy for this program. I encourage you to come to me directly with any suggestions. Thanks so much for reading. As always, thank you for the opportunity to serve, and please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.


The Flight Line Satisfaction Committee is happy to see an additional day added to the lunch schedule of Corinne’s Flight Café located in the Flight Operations Building! Hot Lunch will now be served on Fridays as well as Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Breakfast will continue to be served on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Justice tip-of-the-week Remember to check your parked car on a daily basis. If you have parked in an improper place you could get a ticket for every single day that you are parked improperly.

Get to know your SGA Get to know your SGA

John Christian is from Brookline, Massachusetts. He began his education at Embry-Riddle in fall 2010. John is pursuing a degree in Aeronautical Science with minors in UAV and Business Administration. Before being elected as a College of Aviation Representative, John served on the Flight Department’s Chairman Advisory Council, which created the Flight Line Assimilation Program (FLAP). FLAP helps new flight students adjust to Embry Riddle’s flight program and safety culture. As an Executive Board member for FLAP, John is looking forward to helping the program evolve into mentoring students as well as its current role in orientation. John is also the President of the Embry Riddle chapter of Brothers of the Wind and a member of Alpha Omicron Alpha Honor Society, Women in Aviation, ALPA “ACE” Club, Sign Up, P.R.I.D.E., Organization of

John Christian

Christian Schirra

College of Aviation Representative

College of Aviation Representative

Sophomore Aeronautical Sci.

Junior Aeronautical Sci.

Black Aerospace Professionals, and National Business Aviation Association. During his term as College of Aviation Representative, John will act as student liaison to the campus bookstore and work on the flight line satisfaction committee. He also plans to work on activities to improve campus life and enliven the Embry Riddle spirit. John joined the SGA because “it is the one place where you can make the most difference on campus.” He is really excited about the promise that this current school year brings. If you would like to get involved, have questions, or need help with anything, please contact John at -- he is here to serve you. Also, you are welcome to stop by the SGA office any time during the week. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Thank you and have a great week!

My name is Christian Schirra and I am a College of Aviation Representative for the Student Representative Board. I serve on the Flight Line Satisfaction Committee, and as the Liaison to the First Year Program Task Force One. I found my love for flying and aviation when I was sixteen months old on a trip to visit my mother’s family in the Philippines. A fourteen hour trip was a test of true love or hate for flying. Instantly I was attracted to the thrill and excitement with being in the sky, and it was difficult to pry me away from the window seat. Since then I have taken my passion to this university, where as a third year student I have accumulated in 180 hours my private pilot and commercial pilot’s license with instrument, complex, and certificated flight instructor and instrument ground instructor ratings. I am working to become a Flight

Instructor of this University, and aspire to eventually transfer to the airlines. I am just as passionate about being involved on campus as I am about flying. I believe that in order to embrace your college life, one must get involved and experience it. From Resident Advisor to my Fraternity, Sigma Chi, I have experienced clubs, sports, and now the Student Government here at Embry Riddle. Riddle has been my sole experience for both college and flight, and I feel that I owe it to my fellow classmates to provide a better experience than the excellent one I received from this University. I feel that the Student Government Association is the connector to all other aspects of our campus life. I hope to serve as an adequate representative to my fellow co-eds, and to voice their opinions and develop a path to a brighter future for this university and its students.

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The Avion, October 18, 2011

Students showcase culture ERRSA hosts new events Julliet Okeke

Staff Reporter

On Sept. 29, the African students Association alongside the Caribbean Students Association and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. held a collaborative barbeque at the McKay BBQ pits. About 100 students were in attendance at this occasion showcasing talents from Africans, the Caribbean people and members of the fraternity. Several alumni and staff members were in attendance as well. It was a time to meet and greet one another. The three hour long barbeque started at about 5:00 p.m. and ran till 8:00 p.m. There were several displays of talents from the students of the various groups in attendance. The brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity launched the showcase with a step and a stroll performed by its members. Later into the evening, the Africans danced to a Cameroonian dance titled “coupe decale by El Matador”. The Caribbeans also danced to “Palance” by JW and Blaze. Well of course there were lots of foods and drinks to go around for everyone. Some

snacks from different cultures was served like the popular “Jamaican beef patty” and “meat pie,” a common snack

from Nigeria. Games played back home in the various cultures were held as well. The Caribbean and African students played a game of “tug of war” in which the two teams provided members to a game of pulling the rope and dragging the weaker team to the opponent’s side. The girls were not left out on any of these games as they

also played a game of Hula Hoops. The game involved spinning a hoop around the waist for the longest time. The Director of Diversity I n i t i a t i v e s at ERAU, Mr.

Richard Stickney, was in attendance. Stickney said “It was a fantastic call for all the students and the Diversity and Initiative center.” He hopes that in the future that there would be more opportunities for further unification of all the students and groups in attendance. Without giving an endorsement, we should consider this an opportunity for the future. He also

thanked everyone especially the leaders on campus for making this event possible. Dr. Nancy Lawrence, Associate Professor of Applied Aviation Sciences at ERAU also attended the event and gave a brief speech on the importance of cultural awareness. She said, “we all come from different places and different walks of life and the important thing is coming together as one.” Lawrence also said “We should learn to help each other in times of need and academics and not only in times of fun.” She encouraged a friendly atmosphere amongst the students by saying, “We should greet ourselves when we see each other on campus.” She also said “It is a good time for us to meet, love and support one another.” She also admonished the attendees to meet one another when they have academic difficulties, to use their strengths in education to make everyone successful in life. It was an evening of fun, laughter and encouragement. The students hope that there would be more opportunities in the future for events like this. They would also like to thank the university and everyone one in attendance for their support and time.

Brandon Siegle ERRSA

Two weekends ago, students living on campus probably noticed that the ERRSA office was closed for a retreat. The general board of the EmbryRiddle Resident Student Association was given the opportunity to all go to a beach house up in St. Augustine for the weekend to learn more about ERRSA, to learn more about each other, and to become closer as a group. Despite the stormy weather, everyone had an awesome time and r e a l l y bonded as a group. The next ERRSA event will be held after the fall break on Oct. 28 at 8:30 p.m. and will be a horror movie night. There will be three venues for the movies: the Doolittle

Lounge, the Apollo Lounge, and the Student Village Fountain Room. There will be free food at the event, which is always a bonus, and the event will be a great way to unwind after that hectic first week back of classes. The Embry-Riddle Resident Student Association is still taking applications to join their general board, particularly from students living in Adams Hall. Petitions to join the ERRSA general board can be found on our ERAU Connections page. We wish you all a safe and fun fall break and we hope to see you when you get back. For more information about E R R S A 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.

Anti-bullying presentation brings awareness Lanie Wagenblast

Advertising Manager Bullying seems to be present everywhere, whether it is acknowledged or not, from elementary school playgrounds, within towns and communities, to high schools and universities, and among people of all ages. For some people it is acceptable to harass another person for his or her differences, no matter what they may be, but there is nothing about bully-

ing that is acceptable. Bullying must be acknowledged, taken care of, and stopped. As part of the National Coming Out Day celebration on October 11, P.R.I.D.E.! at Embry-Riddle invited Mr. and Mrs. Lynn and Pat Mulder to speak to the campus on the subject of bullying. Two strong advocates against bullying, the Mulders shared their first-hand experience of how led to the brutal murder of their son, Ryan Keith Skipper in March of 2007. Skipper was a 25-year-

old resident of Polk County, Florida, at the time that his life was taken. “You wonder how something like a murder can happen,” said Mrs. Mulder as she shared the events that led up to her son’s death. Skipper was murdered simply for the fact that he was a homosexual. Mr. Mulder said that on average, there is a member of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning (GLBTQ) community who is murdered once every ten days.

“You are kind, you are smart, and you are important. -LYNN MULDER

Florida, he continued, is ranked number three in the nation for hate crimes against the GLBTQ comunity. Current school policy does not tolerate bullying but the purpose of the speech was to educate people that derogatory words can have the same impact as harmful actions. “Parents need to tell their children, be kind to people,” stated Mrs. Mulder. Mr. Mulder followed up by saying that, “without my voice, [the bully’s] would be the only voice you hear.”

To close on a positive note, Mr Mulder educated the audience on the successes since Ryan’s death regarding the issue of GLBT bullying. The Matthew Shepard Hate Crime Act became law in 2009, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was recently repealed, and and state by state, same-sex partnerships have started to become more widely accepted and legally recognized. Mr. Mulder’s last words offered hope for the members of the audience. “You are kind, you are smart, and you are important.”


EXECUTIVE MEMBERS OF P.R.I.D.E! stand with Lynn and Pat Mulder, who hold the “My Hero” sign of their son Ryan Keith Skipper. The Mulders were invited to speak about bullying issues and to share their first-hand experience on how bullying affected them.

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Student Life

Students get solutions Norma Butler IT Services

Get ready to experience realtime, easily accessible information to help you advance your academic goals. The Campus Solutions student system provides you with hands on access to all of your academic, financial and personal information, important enrollment dates and more. This exciting new system will be available to you within the next few weeks. Financial Aid Information Today for the 2011-12 Aid Year , continue using ERNIE Student Services Tab, now through Summer 2012. Next year for the 2012-13 Aid Year, you will use the new, improved Student Services Center that will be available January 2012 for the Academic Year 2012-2013 and beyond. Granting access to your grades

and online payments – You will have the ability to set up authorization for others to view your educational records and allow them to make payments to your ERAU account online. The

person making a payment to your account must have access to Campus Solutions. To provide this access you will need to create an Auxiliary account in Campus Solutions. If you had previously submitted a form to Records to allow someone to

view your educational records, you need to set them up again in Campus Solutions. All payment links currently on the Student Services page will be inactive after October 27, 2011. Loans and Refunds - Refunds from Parent Loan applications will be made to the person designated by the parent. We encourage you to sign up for eRefunds available through the Student Center in the financial section in Campus Solutions when it is available. Emergency Contact Information – Be sure to complete the personal information in the new Student Center area. In the meantime, you can take advantage of the brief training tutorials to preview these new features. From your Student Services tab, click on Campus Solutions Orientation. We worked really hard to bring you this new student system and you are totally worth it!

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LOW GPA?! That’s okay! With the Career Fair coming up on Oct. 19 it’s time to reevaluate that resume. Did you know that in today’s job market your resume STRUCTURE is actually as important as the CONTENT of it? Well it’s true. Knowing where to put certain information in relation to other information can help paint a clear picture of who you really are for the recruiter. In all honesty making your resume easier for the recruiter to read makes things easier for you in return! For example, let’s say you don’t have the greatest GPA; even though it’s not a 4.0 still list it. However, you held a full time job all four years

while maintaining that GPA. THAT’S IMPORTANT! This shows that you have tremendous work ethic and that you are a hard worker too. Balancing a job and school can be difficult and since you mastered it, tell them about it. Putting this information close to your EDUCATION section and to your GPA will psychologically map out for the recruiter that you are a great time manager, are used to being busy, are motivated, and will make sacrifices to achieve things that are important to you. Many attributes that recruiters are looking for you probably already have, you just don’t know how to illustrate them. Not sure what else

should go on your actual resume? Want to learn how to label certain qualities you have effectively? Well these are just a few more of the Killer Tips of resume writing that Mark Lyden shares with you in his book “College Students: Do This! Get Hired!” Learning how to structure your information, like the GPA tip, appropriately is critical in writing your resume, so why not let Mark Lyden, author of “College Students: Do This! Get Hired!” help you create that perfect resume. Want more tips and tricks that are not found in the book? Here is your chance. Mark Lydenis coming on campus for YOU! Tuesday

Oct. 18, 2011(the day before the Career Fair!) in the Student Center at 7:00 p.m.. Come hear the top to bottom scoop about jump starting your career from himself, Mark Lyden. Get connected with your copy of “College Students: Do This! Get Hired!”at ERAU.html or by calling 813.601.7908. and jump start your career today! ~Jenny Chabrian

offers gratitude As a single parent I’m proud to say that my daughter, Sandra Iverson (Mueller), has successfully completed her Bachelor’s degree from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University 20042008. I would like to whole heartedly thank Air Force ROTC Detachment 157 and the school’s faculty led by Mr. Johnson. With your support, you have made my daughter’s dream of becoming an Air Force officer come true. Additionally, you have helped her lay a foundation for life and a passion for furthering her education ultimately allowing her

to complete her Master’s degree in November 2011. I therefore would like to show my gratitude to all students, cadets, and faculty members by offering those interested in Lasik eye surgery an employee discount for Dr. Filutowski Lasik Institute. Two students in 2010 used this discount here with me and this is an additional discount on top of other promotions and offers we have. For more information, feel free to contact me at 386-8712644 to receive this discount card. ~ Hans Juergen Mueller

Student Forum “What is your favorite 80’s song? ”

- Compiled by Angelina Smedley

Molly Eaton Aeronautics Junior

Julian Velazquez Aeronautical Science Junior

Joseph Streble Aeronautical Science Freshman

Michelle Rodio Mechanical Engineering Graduate

Nicole HodgesAustin Aeronautical Science Sophomore

Michael Stolarz Aerospace Engineering Sophomore

“Love Shack by B-52-s”

“Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley. ‘YOU JUST GOT RICK ROLLED!”

“Billie Jean by Michael Jackson.”

“Pour Some Sugar on Me by Deaf Leopard.”

“It’s the End of the World As We Know it by REM”

“Walk This Way by Run-D-M-C, featuring Aerosmith.”

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TEDx Embry Riddle:future of aerospace

Tilford Mansfield

Staff Reporter Technology, Entertainment, Design, from these three realms spring the essence of TED talks, where innovation meets communication and a whole manner of overcoming the impossible is unleashed; and the enormity of power behind TED talks lies in the distribution of ideas and the affects from a small group of people on the world. TED talks started in 1984 as a conference to bridge the gap between the aforementioned realms of human experience. When the “talks” or presentations given by entrepreneurs in virtually any field of human progress became available online the TED community exploded and it is now a global entity that summarizes the vastness of human potential into one aim: Share your ideas and advance the

human endeavor. Students of our university sought to share in this advancement with the entire ERAU community and the world last Saturday Oct. 15th, with TedxEmbryRiddle. The x stands for independently organized TED event. TedxEmbryRiddle captured the essence of TED for the aerospace sector. The team of student pioneers of this generous event, because it was knowledge for free, included Manu Sharma, Prateek Jain, Brian Rieger, Adam Keubler, Syrus Cempron, and many other volunteers. The future of aerospace for many of the speakers at TedxEmbryRiddle was in the frontier of space colonization. The first speaker was Jason Dunn, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder at Made in Space, Inc. During

an interview Jason restated his purpose in the aerspace sector. “My goal,” Jason said, “is that we will have the ability to travel into space.” During his presentation Jason recognized the strongest obstacle toward human advancement into space is Earth’s gravity well. This obstacle makes it expensive to send anything into space, and thus the difficulty with advancement into the harsh environment of space is exacerbated by the challenge of the aerospace sector to raise fiscal incentive toward the endeavor. Space offers boundless resources, so a solution to this obstacle of bringing manufactured items into space is to circumvent the obstacle in the first place. Made in Space, Inc., is developing the technology required to manufacture items of any

kind, from scissors to satellite parts, in space through the resource of 3D printing, a technology that builds parts layer by layer from raw materials and digital models. Another speaker, an alumnus of ERAU and the founder and president of NeoMetrix Technologies, Inc. Dan Perreault, presented the advancement in 3D scanning for reverse engineering. The 3D scanning technology can take a physical specimen and have a 3D CAD rendering in minutes. The technology can be used in coordination with 3D printing technology to create a system by which a product can be scanned and duplicated in hours, the possibilities in technological implementation that which can be pursued with such a process are endless.

The presentations were not all focused on technological development. A member of the faculty here at ERAU, Dr. Jason Kring presented a brief history and a look toward the future for research concerning the effects on human psychology from spaceflight. As the advancement in the aerospace sector moves toward a habitation in space Dr. Kring warns it is very important that we identify how this affects the human mind so we can avoid potential psychotic episodes and ensuing catastrophes from the space inhabiting posterity. Students from Embry-Riddle also had opportunities to present innovative projects they are pursuing. Manu Sharma, Licensee of TedxEmbryRiddle, presented his research on an evolving airfoil for aircraft to adapt to any environment with

the best aircraft performance possible. Implementing genetic algorithms to determine the best possible shape for the environment the aircraft would then physically change its airfoil’s shape to respond the environment. Carl Dietrich, CEO & FOUNDER of Terrafugia a company that is developing a flying car, provided the last presentation of the event. This car would require a pilot’s license to operate but it would offer fast commuting between the home and work place, not to mention the novelty of a flying car is just cool. Too many presentations and ideas were shared that any article could not begin to describe it all. More information regarding the intricacies of this event is available on <>.




A8 CONTINUED FROM A1 - that the United States was weak because they pulled out of Vietnam. Bergen said in all reality it strengthened our presence there. He also pointed to the Arab Spring and how Al Qaeda and their violence was not needed in order to start the revolutions. “Al Qaeda wasn’t proposing any solutions to problems and they don’t engage in politics. “Al Qaeda were small men on the wrong side of history.” The drone program was another topic in Bergen’s presentation. He talked about the importance the program has had on decimating the last remaining Al Qaeda forces. “The drone program has really hit Al-Qaeda’s bench,” said Bergen. “ bin Laden’s chief of staff told bin Laden people were being wiped out faster than they could be replaced.” He said the Pakistanis do not like the program seeing it as threat to their national sovereignty and said in some cases

it is. Bergen answered a man’s comment that Obama had to respond to these mad men killing their own people and addressed the reasons in his Nobel Peace Prize speech. Bergen said that he agreed with how Obama handled Libya. “When Obama took the prize he said there are certain situations, which require violence in a sense.” said Bergen. “Let’s do a thought experiment where we didn’t do anything in Libya. I think what the situation is in Syria would be much worse. “Essentially we would have green-lighted every dictator in the world to do what they wanted.” Bergen pointed out how President Obama’s stance was anti-war but that the United States is now fighting wars in six countries and has tripled the number of troops deployed. He said it was ironic but didn’t disagree with how Obama has handled everything. Bergen said right-wing terrorist groups are the most likely

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threat of which groups will try and conduct another attack in the United States. He said since 9/11 four right-wing groups have implemented them. Nuclear terrorist attacks are highly illogical said Bergen. “They would build radiological bombs or dirty bombs.” Bergen then described these bombs. They would work as a normal bomb but produce radiation as a side-product and that the radiation is not designed to kill people but rather the explosion itself. After his presentation, a long line stood waiting to have their books signed and shared their opinions or newfound thoughts with Bergen. Peter Bergen is an international correspondent with CNN and adjunct professor at Harvard University. He is one of the rare Westerners who has had a chance to interview Osama Bin Laden and has traveled throughout the Middle East. Bergen is currently promoting his latest book The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict Between America and Al-Qaeda.


Eagles outpace Southeastern 5-1 B2

Eagles finish SCAD Invite with pair of sweeps B2

Bayh and Besch crowned National Doubles Champions B3

Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s soccer pick up win No. 8 with 4-0 shutout B3 ANTOINE DAUGNY/AVION




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Eagles outpace Southeastern in 5-1 victory SOUTHEASTERN EMBRY-RIDDLE

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Ryan Mosher

ERAU Athletics


MARTINE OLSEN NOTCHED HER second consecutive hat trick and the NAIA No. 14 EmbryRiddle Eagles added two more first half goals to run past Southestern, 5-1 on Saturday night.

Martine Olsen notched her second consecutive hat trick and the NAIA No. 14 EmbryRiddle Eagles added two more first half goals to run past Sun Conference foe Southeastern, 5-1 on Saturday night. The Eagles grabbed their 11th win of the year to go to 11-2-1 overall and 6-1 in conference play. The Blue and Gold got off to a quick start when Olsen blasted her first goal past Fire keeper Karleigh Smoak in the

sixth minute. Sophomore Tova Torstensson began the scoring chance with a nice ball that Olsen was able to corral before turning around her defender and placing a shot into the back of SEU’s net. It was Olsen again in the 14th minute for the Eagles, receiving a pass from Charlotte Edeland and making quick work of Smoak to push the Eagle lead to 2-0. Junior Krizzy Menez gave the Blue and Gold a 3-0 lead at the 26:29 mark, thanks to Olsen’s beautiful pass to the streaking Key West, Fla. native. Olsen achieved the rare firsthalf hat trick in the 38th minute of play, this time Menez returned the favor with a nicely placed ball to Olsen, giving the sophomore plenty of room to work, and she took advantage of the opportunity, scoring her 21st goal of the season. Cecilie Henriksen accounted for the final Eagle goal of the game in the 43rd minute, put-

ting away a penalty kick that was garnered from a Fire handball in the penalty box. ERAU settled into a more defensive mode in the second frame, controlling the possession for the majority of the evening. But, SEU would find some good luck when Lorin Ressler scored in the 76th minute, upsetting the Eagles’ shutout hopes. Lauren Gallant got the win for the Eagles, advancing her record to 11-2 overall, making five impressive saves on the night. Olsen finished with three goals and an assist for seven total points. Her 21 season goals are just two shy of the single-season program record of 23 held by Elina Johansson. ERAU will return to Daytona Beach to host rival SCAD Savannah on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at the Embry-Riddle Soccer Stadium. Game time is set for 6 p.m. and will be Senior Night for the six Eagle seniors.

Eagles finish SCAD Invite with pair of sweeps Michael Pierce

ERAU Athletics Led by 24 kills from Abby Hall, the fifth-ranked EmbryRiddle volleyball team closed out the SCAD Invitational with a pair of sweeps on Saturday at the Savannah Country Day School gymnasium. The Eagles easily handled No. 11 Taylor, 25-17, 25-19, 25-19, before downing Union (Tenn.), 25-22, 25-18, 25-15. Playing at 9 a.m., just over 12 hours after a 3-0 loss to No. 4 Lee (Tenn.), Embry-Riddle (19-

4) got off to a slow start against the 11th-ranked Trojans (19-5), trading side outs through the first 10 points. The Blue and Gold kicked in to gear at 5-5, running off 11 of the next 13 points to take a commanding 16-7 lead. Taylor fought back with a quick 3-0 run later in the set to get within five points (2116), but the Eagles responded by winning four of the next five points to win the set, 25-17. The Eagles again played the Trojans tight in the opening stages of the second set, holding a slim 5-4 lead nine points in. A 12-5 run for ERAU sparked by

Upcoming Sporting Events MEN’S XC

Saturday, Oct. 22: at Southeast Classic


Saturday, Oct. 22: at St. John’s Invitational

MEN’S SOCCER Wednesday, Oct. 19: at Florida Memorial 3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24: vs SCAD Savannah 7:00 p.m.

a kill from Gloria Kemp provided an eight-point cushion (17-9) for Embry-Riddle. Taylor was able to chip away at the deficit, trimming it to as little as four points, but they couldn’t get any closer, and Nina Kontrec served an ace to finish the set, 25-19. The third set saw the Trojans hang with the Eagles a little longer, trailing by just two points at 11-9. A kill from Kemp extended the margin to five (1712) and a block from Hall and Morgan Shattuck pushed it to six points (21-15), the largest lead of the set. Taylor won the next four points to close it to 21-19, but ERAU rallied with a 4-0 run of their own, capped by a pair of Shattuck kills, taking the set, 25-19, and finishing the match, 3-0. Hall recorded a match-high 14 kills to go along with seven digs and three service aces. The ERAU middle blockers played extremely well, as Shattuck tallied 11 kills (.500 hitting percentage) and a match-high five blocks and Kemp totaled eight kills on just 12 swings (.667 hitting percentage). Taylor Martin chipped in with six kills, nine digs and a match-high four service aces. Kontrec picked up a match-high 17 digs and Adriana Vazquez collected a match-high 40 assists as ERAU hit .313 as a team. Kelsey Pritchard led the Trojans (19-5) with 13 kills and Bethany Beck added nine kills (.500 hitting percentage). Courtney Herschberger registered a team-high 11 digs and Kelsey Carr tallied 32 assists in her first-career start at setter. In the afternoon match, ERAU used an early 6-0 run to take a 9-4 lead. The Bulldogs (10-16) proved to be resilient, climbing all the way back to take a 20-19 lead. After an EmbryRiddle timeout, the Eagles got a kill from Holcomb to tie things


HOLCOMB LED THE EAGLES with 14 kills (.458 hitting percentage) to go along with six digs and three blocks. Hall added 10 kills and seven digs while Kemp tallied eight kills. up at 20. Two points later, Hall picked up another service ace to put the Blue and Gold ahead, 22-20. After a pair of side out exchanges, Holcomb closed out the set at 25-22 with a kill. Embry-Riddle got off to another strong start in the second set, using a 6-0 run keyed by four Union attack errors to take an 11-5 lead. Holcomb killed an overpass to extend the margin to 14-6 and she picked up a service ace to build the lead to 18-7. A 7-3 Bulldog run reduced the deficit to 23-16, but the Eagles got kills from Holcomb and Martin to finish the set at 25-18, taking a 2-0 lead. ERAU won the first five

points of the third set and never looked back. Another Holcomb kill pushed the lead to 10-3, forcing Union to take a timeout. The pause in the action didn’t break the Eagles’ momentum as the Blue and Gold continued to press, increasing the lead to 16-6. A kill from Emily Jacobson on a Union overpass extended the margin to 20-8 and a kill from Holcomb ended the set at 25-15, closing out ERAU’s second sweep of the day. Holcomb led the Eagles with 14 kills (.458 hitting percentage) to go along with six digs and three blocks. Hall added 10 kills and seven digs while Kemp tallied eight kills (.400

hitting percentage). Vazquez collected 26 assists while freshman Erin McIntyre recorded eight assists as the Eagles hit .290 as a team. The Bulldogs were led by Abbey Wainwright’s seven kills while Anna Sims and Cassidy O’Hair chipped in with six kills apiece. Emmie Moroski compiled a team-high 18 assists and Amanda Deem totaled a matchhigh 12 digs. The Eagles return to action with a pair of Sun Conference road matches next weekend. Embry-Riddle will travel to St. Thomas on Friday, Oct. 21 for a 7 p.m. match, followed by a 2 p.m. match at Florida Memorial on Saturday, Oct. 22

Freeman claims national title


Saturday, Oct 22: at Southeast Classic


Monday, Oct 24: at Flagler Fall Slam

WOMEN’S SOCCER Wednesday, Oct. 19: vs SCAD Savannah 6:00 p.m.

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL Friday, Oct. 21: at St. Thomas 7:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22: at Florida Memorial 2:00 p.m.


EMBRY-RIDDLE JUNIOR CHRIS Freeman won the second national championship for Embry-Riddle men’s tennis this week as he bested Oklahoma Christian’s Bruno Tiberti in the title match of the USTA/ITA NAIA National Championship. Alison Smalling

ERAU Athletics Embry-Riddle junior Chris Freeman won the second national championship for Embry-Riddle men’s tennis this week as he bested Oklahoma Christian’s Bruno Tiberti in the title match of the USTA/ITA NAIA National Championship, Saturday at the Copeland-Cox Tennis Center. Less than 24 hours after his teammates, Patrick Besch and Adrian Bayh, claimed the second doubles title in ERAU men’s

tennis history, Freeman took the court against Bruno Tiberti at 8:30 a.m. (CST). Cognizant of the fact that Tiberti would be anxious to avenge Friday’s doubles loss to ERAU, Freeman set about claiming an early advantage and took the first set 6-4. A determined Tiberti fought back to win the second set 6-2 to force a decisive third stanza. The third set belonged to Freeman and, with his 6-4 defeat of TIberti in the third set, the Costa Mesa, Calif. native captured the fourth national singles crown in program history. As one of four division

champions, including NAIA, NCAA II, NCAA III and Junior/ Community Colleges, Freeman also competed in the semifinals of the “Super Bowl” of Small College Tennis against on NCAA III champion Dillon Pottish from Emory (Ga.) at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Going into the “Super Bowl” semifinal, Pottish hadn’t lost more than four games in a match, but he was no match for Freeman who advanced to the “Super Bowl” championship with a straight set 6-3, 6-4 victory. Embry-Riddle’s Patrick Besch and Adrian Bayh also competed

in the “Super Bowl”, going up against the NCAA III champions from Williams College, Brian Chow and Richard Meyer. Despite a back and forth affair in the first set and pulling level at 4-4 in the second, the ERAU tandem could not pull out the win, closing out their tournament with a 6-4, 6-4 loss. The “Super Bowl” champions earn wild cards into the USTA/ ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships with the opportunity to win the culminating event held at the USTA-Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

Sports Bayh and Besch crowned National Doubles Champions



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Alison Smalling

ERAU Athletics Senior Adrian Bayh and sophomore Patrick Besch etched their names in the Embry-Riddle record books as the duo claimed the USTA/ITA NAIA National Doubles title, Friday at the Copeland-Cox Tennis Center. The Eagle tandem entered the tournament as the No. 1-seeded doubles team and proved the ranking committee right by going undefeated in the national tournament bracket. The day's competition began at 1 p.m. for the duo from Germany as they faced No. 4 seed Bruno

Tiberti and Martin Poboril of Oklahoma Christian. The Eagle pair took the first set 7-5, but Tiberti and Poboril rebounded to take the second 6-1 and force a decisive third set. Both teams battled hard in the final stanza and in the end it was Bayh and Besch who pulled out the 10-7 win to advance to the championship match. Bayh and Besch had little time to rest as they had to return to the court at 5 p.m. to face No. 2 seed Cledson Caravalho and Nathan Martinet of Fresno Pacific for the title. Playing in what ERAU head coach Dave Paschal called “an unbelievable match”, Bayh and Besch were edged out in the first

set 7-6 and 10-8 in the tie breaker. In the second set, Caravalho and Martinet held a commanding leading and had seven national championship match points, but Bayh and Besch battled back to tie the set and won the tiebreaker with a dramatic 15-13 decision. In the third set, it was the Eagle pair that jumped out to an early lead at 5-1, but the FPU team staved off five match points to narrow the margin to 5-4. Bayh took his place behind the service line to serve for the match and three hours and 15 minutes after they started, the Eagles successfully completed their quest for a national title with a 6-4 third-set win.

Chris Freeman also enjoyed success on Friday and he was the first to get to work, taking the court at 8:30 a.m. (CST). The early start didn't bother the junior as he dispatched Lindsey Wilson's Fernando Bogajo in straight sets, 6-1, 6-3, to advance to the title match. He will face No. 2 seed Tiberti in the national singles championship at 8:30 a.m. (CST) on Saturday. Bayh and Besch became only the second doubles team in ERAU men's tennis history to win a national doubles title and will play in the ITA's “Super Bowl” of Small College Tennis at 3 p.m. on Saturday.



SENIOR ADRIAN BAYH AND sophomore Patrick Besch added their names to the Embry-Riddle record books as the duo claimed the USTA/ITA NAIA National doubles title. They became only the second in ERAU history to win the title.

FREJ VITALLE FINISHES FIFTH at USRTA/ITA Nationals. Embry-Riddle women’s tennis senior Rocio Frej Vitalle wrapped up play at the USTA/ITA National Small College Championship with a win, Saturday morning at the Copeand-Cox Tennis Center.Making her first apperance at the annual event, Frej Vitalle lost her first match of the tournament, but rebounded to win her next two singles matches and take fifth place overall. Saturday’s match pitted Frej Vitalle against Germania Bedon of Taylor University. It took Frej Vitalle just over an hour to dispatch the Taylor senior, winning in straight sets, 6-2, 6-0.

Men’s soccer pick up win No.8 with 4-0 shutout MILLIGAN EMBRY-RIDDLE

Austin Quinn

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ERAU Athletics The No. 22 Embry-Riddle men's soccer team picked up their eighth win of the season Friday night at Embry-Riddle Soccer Stadium by defeating Milligan

College (Tenn.), 4-0. The Eagles 8-3-1 (4-1-0) used three goals from three different players in the first half and a goal in the second to shut out the Buffaloes 8-4-1 (5-0-0). Embry-Riddle dominated much of the possession in the first half of play, but was unable to strike until the 18th minute. Sophomore Nicklas Petersson used nifty footwork to beat one defender then faked a pass and spun around another on the right side of the pitch just inside the 18-yard box. Petersson carried the ball towards the goal and was able to get a shot off that beat Milligan goalkeeper Alex Haun

to put the Eagles up 1-0. It wasn't long before the Eagles struck again, when they went up 2-0 on the Buffaloes just two minutes later in the contest. Kamil Balcerzak's shot was blocked just outside the box, but luckily for ERAU, the ball was deflected right to senior Michael Donald who was able to get off a pass to Viktor Gudnason wide open in front of the goal for the Eagles. The Eagles went up by another score in the 39th minute of play after Anel Coralic was fouled on the right side of the pitch just outside the 18-yard box. Ally MacDonald elected to take the free kick for ERAU and blasted

a shot with his left foot past the Milligan wall of defenders and towards the goal. Haun was able to get a piece of it, but it rolled through his legs for the third goal of the half for the Blue and Gold. ERAU out shot Milligan 9-4 in the first half and went into the locker room with a 3-0 lead. The Blue and Gold picked up right where it left off as play began in the second half. Six minutes in, the Eagles seemingly put the game away with their fourth goal of the match. ERAU earned another free kick about 25 yards out and junior Sam Fairhurst elected to take the kick.

He sent a beautiful ball towards the far post that met MacDonald for a header and his second goal of the night. With ERAU up 4-0, frustration began to set in for the Buffaloes. Nimely Robertson was issued a caution just a minute after the Eagles scored their fourth goal and then was issued a second caution just five minutes later. Robertson was sent off and Milligan was forced to play with a man down with 33 minutes left in the half and the Eagles looked to be in complete control of the pitch from there on out. Milligan played well with only 10 men on the pitch, keeping

the Eagles from scoring again in the match. However, the Buffaloes were unable to pressure the stifling Eagle defense for the remainder of the game and ERAU came away with the shutout victory. Nils Carlson, the Eagle keeper, picked up his sixth shutout of 2011 with four saves on the night. The Eagles outshot the Buffaloes 21-6 and bested them in corner kicks 4-2. The Eagle men will play again on Wednesday, Oct. 19 when they travel to Opa Locka, Fla. to take on Florida Memorial University at 3:30 p.m in a pivotal Sun Conference match up.

the third fastest time in EmbryRiddle history. Nearly eclipsing his record-setting 24:06.71 mark at last year’s Southeast Classic. Kirwa has earned two NAIA National Runner of the Week honors thus far in 2011, and on Friday, ran his season-best time at the UKNIGHT in Pink event, meant to raise awareness for Breast Cancer research. All of the approximately 300 runners wore pink shoelaces. Coming in second for the Blue and Gold was senior Alex Frazier (26:16.21), also posting a season-best 8K mark for Head Coach Mike Rosolino. Zachary Kraus (27:01.18) was third for ERAU, while Patrick Clare (28:16.81) and fresman Dylan Roberts (28:26.25) wrapped up the Eagles’ top

five. Newcomers Jason Riggs (28.46.40) and Paul Meesala (28:46.74) finished 43rd and 44th respectively and Jonathan Brasch (29:18.36) and Dalton L’Heureux (29:40.95) were the final Eagle finishers. Embry-Riddle finished fourth, better than four NCAA I teams, tallying 85 points in the race. “Evans (Kirwa) was unbelievable tonight,” Rosolino commented. “He almost ran a personal-best/school record time for us. We were solid at this meet, but not where we want to be yet. We have one more race to go before the postseason, and I’m confident we can get healthy and improve come Nov. 5.” Following their first team title

of the 2011 season, the NAIA No. 14 Embry-Riddle Women’s

ers, taking a fourth-place finish in 22:41.78. Staker has finished first for the Eagles at each of the team’s five meets of 2011, and following close behind in each of those five has been junior Karina Coelho. Coelho’s 23:58.00 showing was good for 22nd overall, while teammate Julie Mayfield (24:05.53) finished in 25th place. Baleigh Hyatt (24:24.43) and Nicole Bonk (24:35.07) rounded out the Eagle scorers, and Kira Ball (24:55.28), Aleiyah Ross (26:36.14), Brittany Cross (27:57.47), and Jaena Smith (28:36.15) also competed in the meet. Central Florida won the meet with 88 points thanks to a tiebreaker, Jacksonville (88), Florida A&M (103), Florida

Gulf Coast (110) and EmbryRiddle (118) finished two through five respectively. “We ran a fairly decent race tonight,” Eagle Head Coach Mike Rosolino said. “Ellie (Staker) ran exceptionally well, and Baleigh (Hyatt) and Nicole (Bonk) also had good races.” Rosolin added, “This was probably the first time many of the girls ran a 6K race, and I thought they did a good job. It was definitely the nicest weather we’ve run in all fall long.” The Blue and Gold has its’ final regular season tune-up on Oct. 22 in Rome, Ga. when they run in the Southeast Classic hosted by Berry University before The Sun Conference Championships on Nov. 5 in Ave Maria, Fla.

Cross country rounds out weekend fourth and fifth Ryan Mosher

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Men’s XC finishes fourth Evans Kirwa followed up his third individual race title of the 2011 season last Saturday with his fourth title of the fall on Friday evening at the UCF Black and Gold Challenge in Orlando. Kirwa was much too fast for the rest of the field, out-pacing the second-place finisher by almost a minute en route to the meet crown, while leading ERAU to a fourth-place showing. Kirwa, an Eldoret, Kenya native, ran the 8K race in 24:15.10,

Women’s XC finishes fifth

Cross Country team traveled to nearby Orlando to take part in the UCF Black and Gold Challenge on Friday evening, placing fifth out of 16 total teams. The race, which was a 6K (the only collegiate 6K race in Florida), was a UKNIGHT in Pink event meant to raise awareness for Breast Cancer research. All of the approximately 300 runners wore pink shoelaces on the sandy course. Sophomore Ellie Staker once again paced the ERAU harri-

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Sweet dreams are made of these

Dream House


Staff Repoter Dream House is a psychological thriller starring Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, and Naomi Watts in a movie whose experienced cast was able to add layers of depth to the plot. Several elements came

together in Dream House to make it entertaining and engaging despite difficulties at the beginning that hindered the progression of the plot. The plot of the movie was fairly simple but with many twists that make the movie captivating until the end. At first the movie moved along slowly and drearily but that all changed about twenty minutes into the movie. Once the movie’s twists began to appear, Daniel Craig’s character increased the pace and interest of the movie as he unraveled the mysteries behind the plot of this film. The misdirection used in Dream House was subtle enough so that it did not give away the plot until the climax, but not so much as to fling the audience in a completely ambiguous plot direction. The subtleties of the script and the simplicity of the plot were only some of the elements that came together to make Dream House enthralling. Daniel Craig’s use of his act-

ing skill to portray the duality of his character pair excellently with the double romance with Naomi Watts and Rachel Weisz to create a supporting combination that made the acting believable and added complex elements to a simple plot. Rachel Weisz successfully portrayed the devoted stay-athome wife who was the main driving force behind Daniel Craig’s character while Naomi Watts played the outside love interest who forced growth and change. The exemplary acting in Dream House made the movie great by combining together to provide the basic elements behind the character motivations and the driving force of the plot. The movie elements in Dream House improve the quality of the film by combining the acting skills with twists and plot devices earning Dream House 3.5 stars out of 5. If you are looking for a deep psychological thriller with many twists then Dream House is definitely movie worth seeing.

The Avion, October 18, 2011

The king has returned

The Lion King


Staff Repoter On Sept. 16, Disney rereleased The Lion King in

3D to box offices in anticipation of their Oct. 4 BluRay release of The Lion King from the Disney vault. The film was only shown in 3D, but it was definitely worth the extra money to relive this classic story from the nineties. The new 3D effects in the Lion King added to the magic of this classic Disney movie and created a new feel for the movie. Unlike a regular 3D movie, The Lion King did not focus on having stuff flying from the screen but rather just making the movie itself 3D. The 3D effects in the rerelease of The Lion King did not overpower the old classic but simply gave a new layer to the film. Thought this movie is a rerelease of an older movien there were no changes made to

the film like those in the Star Wars films. The re-release of The Lion King did not feature any added scenes or new effects that were not in the original movie from 1994. James Earl Jones was still Mufasa, Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Matthew Broderick were still Simba, and the story remained the same as its previous incarnation. While most films that are re-released feature changes that were never in the originals and completely ruin the reason audiences loved those films, it was good to see a movie that did not feature any added director’s garbage. The absolute lack of changes to the story and the added 3D effects helped The Lion King achieve 4 airplanes out of 5.

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DeNiro kills at the box office

Killer Elite


Staff Repoter Killer Elite is an action movie adaptation of a book which claims to be based on a true story. As a movie, Killer Elite delivered superb action and drama, which comes standard with starring leads Robert DeNiro, Jason Statham and Clive Owen. The movie is set in the 1980’s and Killer Elite did an excel-

lent job of using old technology and attitudes to stay within the time period. Throughout the film, characters used landline telephones and drove old cars; nowhere in this movie did I see someone use a cell phone or drive a Prius. Aside from the props used in filming, there were plenty of nostalgic references in the background, such as CRTs and tape recorders. Although the movie is set in the 1980’s and uses pieces from that decade to emphasize the time period, the movie was by no means antiquated. As an action-drama, Killer Elite included plenty of action scenes consisting of Jason Statham and a few sequences with Robert DeNiro. The movie opened with a heavy action scene that continued throughout the whole movie to maintain a high degree of thrill. The action in Killer Elite was extremely coherent and captivating, especially when it included old timers like DeNiro. It was great to see that DeNiro, despite his age, could still deliver his tough guy per-

sona trademark. Like any good movie, Killer Elite had plenty non-action scenes that complemented the action in the movie and developed the plot to prevent this movie from becoming onedimensional. The action and plot in Killer Elite were not the only things that were superb; the acting cast in Killer Elite gave justice to the script and the story behind it. As an experienced actor, DeNiro brought his full repertoire into his role. DeNiro was not the only one who delivered great acting in this movie as Jason Statham and Clive Owen both portrayed their roles to the point where the hatred between them was almost palpable. The roles in which each of the cast members portrayed definitely brought the script together. The superb acting and complement of action in Killer Elite earned this movie four and a half airplanes out of five. If you want a movie with up-andcoming action stars working alongside an old school actor, then Killer Elite is a movie you do not want to miss.

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