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DREAMS Students help construct homes with Habitat for Humanity for local residents
By NATALIE DOHNER The Breeze
“Pow, pow, pow,” sang the hammers as nails were set in place for constructing the floor of a loft put in by JMU’s Habitat for Humanity. Sawdust flew through the air as a miter saw chewed away at wooden planks, which would soon serve as flooring for a refurbished home. “Bam, bam, bam,” pounded the Habitat team’s screwguns anchoring the boards into place. “We need half of you on the floor and the rest up top. Who’s ready to work?” asked Steve Cook, one of the build supervisors of Almost Heaven, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity. JMU’s Habitat for Humanity was working on a brisk January morning in Pendleton County, W.Va. The -member organization divides its time and energy between two jobsites, one in Pendleton County and one in Page County, Va. T h e m a j o r i t y o f Ha b i t a t ’s m o n e y comes from donations and all contractors volunteer their hours of work. see HABITAT, page 4
Junior Jackie Cook (left) and fifth year senior KoSan Kim work at a Habitat for Humanity building project last month in Pendleton County, W. Va. PHOTO COURTESY OF NATALIE DOHNER
Commission proposes increase to university funding By TYLER MCAVOY The Breeze
Virginia universities may get bigger, according to a bill proposed by the governor in January. Gov. Bob McDonnell introduced new legislation to increase the number of higher education graduates from Virginia by , in the next years. I n D e c e m b e r, M c D o n n e l l announced he will seek a $ million initial investment from the General Assembly to achieve this goal. The bill would increase the number of students in Virginia’s colleges and universities, specifically in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, by increasing the amount of
funding for education. Recommendations for the bill come from the Governor’s Commission on Higher Education, which studied the long-term effects of increased spending on education and the economical impact of it on the state. The commission, created last May, included appointed presidents, including JMU President Linwood Rose, and executives of top schools and businesses in the state. The committee voted in December to create framework for a bill that focused on economic opportunity, reform-based investment and affordable access for Virginia’s higher education system. see BILL, page 4
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Panelists: Egypt mixes old politics with new media By MOLLY HAAS The Breeze
In a packed room late Friday afternoon, the buzzwords Facebook and Twitter held new meanings in the context of the riots in Egypt. The panel discussion, Making Sense of the Event, organized by history professor Mary Gayne and the Center for Faculty Innovation, explored the complexities of the crisis in Egypt. The discussion brought together a cross-discipline of professors from political science, communication studies, history and sociology to art history and integrated science and technology. “It’s Democracy .,” said Brian Kaylor, a communication studies professor and panelist. Facebook and Twitter are inherently democratic platforms; they give every man a voice, Kaylor said. “It’s back to everyone’s favorite, GCOM,” he said. “The medium is the message.” That power is exactly why the Egyptian government shut off the Internet last week, according to Jonathan Keller, a political science professor attending the panel event. Protestors organized a Facebook group to plan the first march on Jan. . “This started with young people,” Keller said. “They realized they could be a force for change.” Since the first protest, the gaining political revolution called for President Honsi Mubarak, who has been in office for years, to step down, something he announced he would do in September. On Feb. , Mubarak announced that his party would resign as the ruling party but not from the presidency. “Now it’s a question of how many protesters are willing to accept that date,” Keller said. “I think there are enough who are not willing to wait.” President Obama has said that he wants a transition to a new government right away, but what that actually means is unclear, Keller said. “There is no good answer,” he said. “If we push for a government in Egypt,
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Morgan Benton, an ISAT professor, discusses the importance of social media in political demonstrations and the Egyptian government’s ability to shut off the Internet.
we might get an anti-American government. You have to understand how thorny of a situation that is.” If the United States does not take a stand, however, the outlook is not good, said Bernd Kaussler, a political science and panelist. “Mubarak is playing Obama for a fool,” Kaussler said. “Mubarak is a shrewd statesman, he knows what he’s doing.” For years Egypt has been under a military regime. The military is involved in every aspect of Egyptian society, he said. “Everyone thanks God because the military is there, but the military does not want a new government,” Kaussler said. “I hope I’m wrong, but I’m not optimistic.” Susan Ghanem, a junior finance
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major, said she understands just how dire the situation in Egypt is. “The Egyptians who spoke on Facebook are just trying to give a voice to Egyptians that are there,” she said. “That’s our home being destroyed.” Ghanem’s family is Egyptian but she was born in America; she spent last summer in Egypt. After the panel, she hoped JMU students see Egyptians more like themselves, as Americans. “People tell us ‘don’t drink’ and we riot. They are telling them not to work,” she said. “I hope people realize that just because there is fighting, it doesn’t mean that it’s crazy Arabs blowing things up. This has been building for decades.” CONTACT Molly Haas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) The simpler a plan, the more likely it is to bring success; now is certainly no time to let things become overcomplicated.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Now is no time to let superstitions dictate the direction your life takes.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) The demands made on you are familiar but no less rigid than they have been. You’ll still have to dig deep.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) You’re likely to spill the beans before the day is out, but you can anticipate the consequences and avoid any fallout.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Your pursuit of perfection is likely to lead you down a few unfamiliar roads; use caution when others start paying too much attention.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Don’t let yourself be fooled by someone who has been preparing for this moment for quite some time.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) You should be able to make progress simply by doing what comes naturally. Toward evening hours, you may be more tired than usual.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) You can outwit your nearest opponent, but someone else is likely to pick up the pace and present a real threat to your dominance.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) That which is new and different may not be as interesting as that which is old and familiar to you. Comfort counts for much.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) The pieces of a tricky puzzle are likely to fall into place — except for one that will require you to mount a careful search.
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NATION&WORLD Journalists in Egypt harmed, threatened Journalists covering the chaos in Egypt have become part of the story as dozens of reporters have been harassed, threatened, physically assaulted and arrested since Wednesday in what at least one U.S. official suggested was a broad government effort to suppress coverage of the spreading violence. ABC News correspondent
Brian Hartman reported Thursday that his car was stopped by a group of men at a checkpoint on his way from Cairo’s airport to downtown. The car was driven to a compound, where the men threatened to behead him and three ABC colleagues, he reported via Twitter. The group escaped only after ABC cameraman Akram Abi-hanna, who is Lebanese, “appealed to the generous spirit of the Egyptian people, hugging and kissing an elder,” Hartman wrote. On Wednesday, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper was punched about times, apparently by
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CORRECTION In the Feb. 2 issue, the headline “Police arrest flasher outside Taylor Hall” inadvertently left out the word “alleged.”
government supporters, as he walked with his cameraman and producer into a clash between factions near Cairo’s Tahrir Square. “We realized there were people in the crowd who were determined to cause trouble. They decided to focus on us as a target of opportunity,” said Cooper from Cairo in a phone interview, noting that he took “a couple of pretty good pops in the face.” On Thursday, Cooper encountered trouble again, as a mob set upon his car and smashed a window. Neither he nor his fellow passengers were injured. The assaults come amid days of protests throughout Egypt aimed at toppling the
nearly -year rule of President Hosni Mubarak.
FDA approves iPad, iPhone app for doctors WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Friday it had approved the first application that doctors can use to view medical images and make diagnoses using an iPhone or iPad. The app enables doctors to view images produced by such diagnostics tests as CT scans, MRIs iand PET scans.
The app “is not intended to replace full workstations and is indicated for use only when there is no access to a workstation,” the FDA said. “This important mobile technology provides physicians with the ability to immediately view images and make diagnoses without having to be back at the workstation or wait for film,” William Maisel, the FDA’s chief scientist and deputy director for science in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health said. The images taken in the hospital or doctor’s office are compressed so they can be transferred via a secure network to portable wireless device using software called Mobile MIM.
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Hispanic population doubles in 10 years
The Hispanic population in Harrisonburg has jumped from 3,580 to 7,665 since 2000, according U.S. Census Bureau figures. The Harrisonburg public schools’ website states the number of ESL students enrolled increased from 682 students in the 2000-2001 school year to 1,747 in the 2008-2009 school year.
Commonwealth’s Attorney seeks re-election
Commonwealth’s Attorney Marsha Garst is seeking re-election to extend her 12-year term another four years, according to the Daily News-Record. As part of her campaign, Garst pledged to use more resources to fight gangs in the area. So far, Garst has no opponents.
New doctorate offered in counseling and supervision By Ryan Platt The Breeze
JMU hopes to meet the growing need in the field of counseling through a new doctorate program in counseling and supervision. The National Bureau of Labor Statistics predicted the field to increase by 18 percent in seven years, according to Lennis Echterling, a professor of graduate psychology. The State Council for Higher
Stabbing suspect pleads guilty
A Rockingham County man who allegedly stabbed his ex-girlfriend and her mother in July pleaded guilty on Friday to two felony counts of malicious wounding and one felony count of attempted malicious wounding, according to court records. Brian Lee Thompson, 19, reportedly attacked his ex-girlfriend Patty Cash and her mother, Donna Beasley, with a knife. Thompson is scheduled to be sentenced on April 1.
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Education in Virginia approved the program last fall and it began at the beginning of this semester. The uniqueness of the program is a large part of why the program was approved, according to Echterling. “New doctoral level students will be the trainers and supervisors of other counselors, with a particular interest in crisis and emergency services,” Echterling said. The doctorate will allow the recipient to not only become a highly
qualified counselor, but also able to train others at a master’s level. There were previously 58 doctoral programs in the United States, with only three in Virginia. Echterling’s prediction of the need for about 85,000 new master level counselors across the country within the next several years provided the necessary cause for the doctorate level degree to be offered. The 48 credit hour curriculum requires applicants for the program
to already be at the masters level or higher, meaning upon receiving their Ph. D they will have completed at least 108 graduate hours of course work. Upon being accepted, the partt i m e c ou r s e w o rk w i l l i n c l u d e crisis and emergency counseling, education classes to train other counselors and instruction of conducting see ph.d., page 4
Fire department installs magnetized fire-extinguishing powder canisters in apartment complexes
State Senate rejects guns on campus
The Senate Rules Committee rejected a bill that would have prohibited gun bans on campus that were stronger than state law, according to the Associated Press. State Sen. Jill Vogel, who proposed the bill, said it wasn’t her intention to target universities, only to make Virginia’s gun laws consistent.
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Capt. J. Arthur Miller, of the Harrisonburg Fire Department, installs a StoveTop FireStop in a Hunters Ridge kitchen. The FireStop emits a fire-extinguishing powder after a wick on the bottom of the canister is lit by a kitchen fire.
Woman assaulted on Old Furnace Road A Harrisonburg woman was seriously injured and transported to the University of Virginia Medical Center early Saturday morning after she was assaulted while getting out of her car. The incident took place in the 1200 block of Old Furnace Road, near the North 38 apartments, around 2:45 a.m., according to police. As the woman was getting out of her car, an unknown person approached her and struck her before fleeing the scene, according to police. “We have no additional information at this time,” said Mary-Hope Vass police spokeswoman. “We can say it did not happen in the North 38 complex.” Information about the suspect has not been released, but police continue to investigate the incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Solvers at 540-574-5050 and could receive up to a $1,000 reward. — staff reports
Alleged thief charged with three felonies A Harrisonburg man who was charged with stealing an iPad from an unlocked ISAT office last fall was arrested on Jan. 29 on three additional felonies and two misdemeanors. According to a Harrisonburg police arrest report, Aleksander Shumeyko, 18, was arrested on two felony counts of forgery, one felony count of obtaining money by false pretenses, one count of misdemeanor larceny and one count of violating conditions of release. He is scheduled to appear in court on March 1. In October, JMU Police used video surveillance and witness accounts to identify Shumeyko and David Verkhovtsev, 20, as allegedly stealing a $699 iPad from an office in ISAT. Shumeyko and Verkhovtsev were arrested Oct. 24 and charged with felony grand larceny. Both men appeared in court on Jan. 20 and their case was continued until Feb. 17. — staff reports
By Aaron Koepper The Breeze
Hunters Ridge residents answered their doors Friday afternoon to find members of the Harrisonburg Fire Department standing outside with two 3-inch tall metal cans. The metal cans are StoveTop FireStops, small kitchen fire preventers that are attached to the vents above the stove with magnet. Each FireStop has a small wick at the bottom to detect flames that reach to the top of the stove vent. When the wick is lit, the FireStop automatically releases fire-extinguishing powder designed to put out a kitchen fire. The Harrisonburg Fire Department recently received an Assistance to Firefighters grant of $27,562 from the Federal Emergency Management Association to buy 700 FireStops and install them in off-campus student
housing. They chose Hunters Ridge because it had 99 townhouses with stoves that were compatible with the FireStops. Many student housing complexes have stoves with microwaves directly above them, which the FireStops’ magnets will not stick to, according to spokeswoman Wanda Willis. “We’re interested in any safety measure they’d would be willing to provide,” said Troy Gerber, assistant manager of the Hunters Ridge Homeowners Association. “It never hurts to take an extra preventive measure.” FireStops were installed in 50 of the 99 townhouses and apartments in Hunters Ridge on Friday. HFD is applying for a grant sometime in the future that would allow it to buy FireStops made to stick to the bottom of a microwave, according to Willis. The installation process for each house took roughly a minute per
house. Some houses did not have FireStops installed because Coldwell Funkhouser Realtors, which owns the majority of townhomes on the property, did not own them and the residents weren’t home or didn’t answer the door. Willis said the FireStops would be installed in the other 49 townhomes without microwaves over their stoves by Hunters Ridge maintenance service. “Our goal is to make sure that people are practicing safe habits and taking preventative measures,” Willis said. While many of the people who had the FireStops installed in their house said they’d never had problems with kitchen fires, all of them said they appreciated the extra safety measure. “It’s nice to know if it did happen we’d be saved,” said Amanda Podgorski, a senior media arts and design
major. “It makes me feeler safer, especially in small areas.” Andrew Wilson, a junior business major, said he and his roommates cook two meals each day and occasionally trigger their house’s smoke detectors doing it. “We set our smoke detectors off a lot cooking bacon, but that’s about it,” Wilson said. Even though Wilson has not started a fire from his cooking, he was still glad to have the preventative measure installed in his apartment. HFD also installed 40 FireStops in Pheasant Run about two weeks ago, above stoves without microwaves, according to operations manager Whitney Mason. “It was a simple task, they were in and out in five minutes,” Mason said. Contact Aaron Koepper at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two professors earn high distinction from state By Megan martin contributing writer
Two JMU professors join 12 other Virginia professors selected for their outstanding contributions as teachers and educational leaders this year. Robert Kolvoord, a professor of integrated science and technology, and J. Barkley Rosser, an economics professor, were selected by The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and Dominion Resources as recipients of this year’s Outstanding Faculty Award. Since the first ceremony in 1987, a total of 292 Virginia faculty members have been honored. While the two recipients come from very different disciplines, both exhibited characteristics that made them stand out from the 106 other applicants. In the SCHEV’s news release, Virginia M. Board, president of the Dominion Foundation, outlined the positive characteristics and work each recipient has contributed to their students and schools. “These individuals strengthen their respective communities and the entire Commonwealth through their commitment to teaching and service,” Board said. “They serve as an inspiration to us all, both in and out of the classroom.” Kolvoord has been a faculty member at JMU since 1995 and has secured more than $4 million in grants during
those years. He most recently stepped in to serve as the interim director of the school of engineering and serves as a co-director of the JMU Center for Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Education and Outreach.
“I have the privilege of working with a tremendous set of colleagues, but it’s the students that make this possible.” Robert Kolvoord integrated science and technology professor
A career in teaching led him to his focus on using technology to teach, ranging from K-12 classrooms to college courses. He has worked nationally and internationally to help prepare teachers to better aid students in the understanding of science, technology, engineering and math. Last year, Kolvoord developed and led a dual-enrollment project called the Geospatial Semester with students at Heritage High School in Leesburg, Va. The goal of this project was to create materials that allow teachers and students to use cutting-edge technologies
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J. Barkley Rosser is one of two JMU professors to receive the Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia this year.
to understand key science, math and geography concepts while developing spatial and critical thinking skills. Kolvoord’s work has given students the ability to use technology and provide teachers with ways to effectively use technology to practice ideas. Kolvoord credits much of his success to an outstanding environment at JMU.
“So many people deserve this,” Kolvoord said. “I have the privilege of working with a tremendous set of colleagues, but it’s the students that make this possible. That’s what has kept me here for 16 years.” Rosser has worked at JMU since 1977 see schev, page 4
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HABITAT | JMU student named Habitat for Humanity volunteer of the month for January
BILL | Passed House, needs Senate approval
Jason Farber, a junior and president of the JMU organization, and Heidi Bates, a sophomore and project manager, are most excited about a new fundraiser that they will be implementing at Harrisonburg’s local Lowes. Members of Habitat will be staged at both the entrance and exit of the hardware store asking customers to purchase one item or tool to contribute. “The majority of our tools are donated so it would be nice to have some new ones,” Bates said. “We hope to raise a relatively large number … enough to make a contribution to Habitat.” This event will take place during Habitat Week on March . “We have never done this before, but I believe it has the power to do a lot of good for our organization and those whom we help,” Farber said. Every month, JMU’s Habitat for Humanity organization takes about members to two or three builds. “We have so many members, we couldn’t send them all if we wanted to,” said Farber, an integrated science and technology major. A Habitat house may take up to six months to complete and is worked on in pieces, Bates said. The organization can usually build an entire house in a semester of work. Bates, a nursing major, said the homeowners’ gratitude has had a remarkable experience on her time with Habitat. “I remember I was up hammering on the trusses and our
homeowner made me come down off the ladder so that she could give me a huge hug and thank me,” Bates said. “It makes it all worth it and it has been the most moving thing for me.” At the site in Pendleton County, Farber and the rest of JMU’s Habitat for Humanity works closely with the volunteer coordinator of Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity, Charity Malcolm.
“They thank you a million times a day. Your work is appreciated and even 20 nails in the floor makes a difference.” Jason Farber
president of JMU Habitat for Humanity
Malcolm, a Habitat house recipient, shared her story of being able to feel first-hand what families with housing troubles go through. When Malcolm first started working with Habitat to receive a house, she was living with eight of her family members in a four-bedroom house. There is an application process that all families must go through to be eligible for a Habitat house. A board will then review the family’s application and decide if it is fiscally possible for them to afford the first month’s mortgage on the house. Another component of getting a house, called “sweat
equity,” involves signing over time to help on the construction of their new home, Bates said. “If a four-person family will be moving in, each adult must contribute hours of work and each child must put in hours,” she said. Malcolm told of the times when she was struggling to even provide a home for her children. “My son was sleeping on the sofa in the living room and my daughter and I were sharing a bed,” Malcolm said. In August , Malcolm and her children, C.J. and Rebecca, moved out of the house and into a three bedroom trailer where they lived for about three months until Habitat approved their request for a home. Malcolm explained the winter months took a toll on her trailer and that she was worried about the roof caving in from the snow. Unable to heat the trailer with gas, Malcolm turned to three electric heaters to keep her and her family warm. The Malcolm family resided in the trailer for a total of months until July when they were able to move into their new home. For Farber, stories like these keep him coming back to serve the community, as this is Farber’s third year working with JMU’s Habitat for Humanity. “They thank you a million times a day,” Farber said. “Your work is appreciated and even nails in the floor makes a difference.” In Januar y, Farber was named Habitat Volunteer of the Month. Farber organizes all of the
builds and has also served as JMU’s representative on the board of directors for Habitat. Throughout his three years of service with Habitat, Farber has also participated in three alternative break trips with JMU. The work that Habitat for Humanity puts in is reflected on the faces of the families who are now one step closer to moving into their homes. Many families Habitat for Humanity helps are impoverished or have been displaced by natural disasters, according to Habitat for Humanity’s website. Since being founded in , JMU’s Habitat has been to more than different build sites. Some sites contain more than one home such as Malcolm’s, where there are three buildings in progress. Habitat of Humanity international was founded in and has built more than , houses, sheltering more than . million people in more than , communities worldwide. “In my experience, I have seen at least different houses go up from start to finish,” Farber said. “It’s a process and each month we make more and more progress.” The Habitat members continue to build homes because of the difference they make in people’s lives. “You can really see the effect that we have on their lives and it’s times as rewarding when you can see them walk out of their house and say ‘I built that,’ ” Farber said. CONTACT Natalie Dohner at dohnernr@ dukes.jmu.edu.
PH.D. | Students teach, work in counseling field while taking classes for crisis management degree from page 3
and disseminating research into the professional field. Madeleine Dupre, one of the four students currently enrolled in the program, said they waiting and hoping the program would be approved before they finally received the good news. “We called ourselves the dreamers because we were convinced it would happen,” Dupre said. “We were taking classes for two years, hoping the program would materialize.” Since it is just getting started, plans to expand are minimal. “Our plan is to keep our enrollments small, especially at the beginning, to ensure personal attention and close supervision,” Echterling said. “This fall semester, we are execting to add two or three students to the four that we currently have,” he said, adding that by they expect to near a total enrollment of about . Greg Czyszczon, who received both his undergraduate and masters degree from JMU, is another of the original four. “There were several people who expressed an interest
early on when this was in the idea stage, and several of those folks began taking courses,” Czyszczon said. “We all took the courses with the high level of risk, knowing that it could end up just being a certificate or a Ph.D.”
“We called ourselves the dreamers because we were convinced it would happen. We were taking classes for two years, hoping the program would materialize.” Madeleine Dupre doctoral student
Because the students are at different levels of coursework, it is difficult to predict their expected graduation. According the Echterling, the first doctoral student should be completing his dissertation by about . “My experience has continued to be a wonderful
opportunity to integrate what many of us already do, but to build on that knowledge and skill with expertise,” Czyszczon said. Since the program is parttime, students are required to either be working or practicing. The first four, including Czyszczon, are all part-time faculty at JMU, and thus teach classes. Dupre felt the uniqueness of the program was because of its design to work with professionals. All the students are also working full time in counseling fields or teaching classes at JMU, Dupre said. She emphasized the fact that the four are extremely close, who were already working in the community for a substantial amount of time but were brought together for a similar cause. Echterling hopes the program will expand to provide the much needed services to Virginia and the rest of the country. “Natural disasters and crises create the need for counselors in addition to people’s physical needs, like food and shelter,” he said. With years of crisis
intervention, Echterling has a significant amount of experience and knowledge of the traumatic impacts that natural disasters and other emergencies can have on people. “Colleagues and I were heavily involved with providing information to counselors across the state regarding how help students deal with the losses after the Virginia Tech shootings,” he said. The need for more counselors is evident to Echterling, especially in Virginia, which has a notably high population of people in the military. “When a service member is deployed, the entire family is deployed, and we’ve done work with these families over the years who are going through a great deal of uncertainty and stress,” Echterling said. While the program is still in its early stages, both Echterling and Czyszczon said it has started well. “These are wonderful folks that I’ve been on this journey with,” Czyszczon said. “And it’s a wonderful opportunity.” CONTACT Ryan Platt at email@example.com.
“If Virginia is to sustain economic prosperity, it must invest in higher education and the system must produce more graduates,” Rose said in an e-mail. According to McDonnell, the commission found that every dollar spent on higher education yields $ in revenue. “These reforms will help us attract new employers to Virginia and better prepare our citizens to fill the jobs that already exist in the state today,” McDonnell said in a press conference in January. A c c o rd i n g t o a re p o r t released by the house committee on appropriations, the bill provides for per student enrollment-based funding for schools, targeted economic and innovation incentives and increased accessibility by encouraging universities to lower tuition. “Over the past decade college tuition has doubled, and that is simply not acceptable,” McDonnell said. The “Top Jobs” bill will emphasize not just increasing enrollment of Virginia universities, but also building better facilities for students, according to McDonnell. “The legislation will create the framework for sustained reform-based investment and will encourage meaningful innovation through the use of greater technology, year round facilities usage and innovative and economical degree paths,” McDonnell said. Local Republican delegate Tony Wilt says the bill shows a new focus on education for the
commonwealth. “The governor’s commitment to higher education shows he ‘gets it’ in trying to put Virginia in the lead for educational and economic opportunities,” Wilt said in an e-mail.
“If Virginia is to sustain economic prosperity, it must invest in higher education and the system must produce more graduates.” Linwood Rose JMU president
“It is a bit of a concern, making the initial investment, but with proper oversight, measurable goals, and those eager to learn and succeed, it will be a pleasure to see students excel.” The bill was introduced to the General Assembly on Jan. and is part of the legislative package “Preparing for the Top Jobs of the st Century: The Virginia Higher Education Opportunity Act.” The bill passed through the Virginia House of Representatives on Wednesday with a unanimous vote and is currently in the Virginia Senate. “We are not just investing; we are also innovating and reforming — and the two must go hand in hand,” McDonnell said. CONTACT Tyler McAvoy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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and currently holds the Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Chair of Business Administration. He has published nearly books, articles, comments, book chapters and book reviews. Rosser also founded the Society for Nonlinear Economic Dynamics and co-founded the United States Society for Ecological Economics. Rosser currently teaches environmental economics, as the first professor to teach the course at JMU. He was chosen as a reviewer for the first edition of the most widely used textbook in the field. Rosser’s list of achievements reflects only part of his career. His talents as a professor have
also earned him respect, especially within the student body. “Dr. Rosser is a superior educator who possesses immense wisdom and a personable disposition. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable, but he also holds the talent to pass that knowledge onto his students,” said Alex Fiore, a senior economics major. “He treats his students with respect and dignity, while still expecting them to be exceptional.” Kolvoord and Rosser will be presented with their awards on Feb. at a ceremony honoring all the recipients at the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond. CONTACT Megan Martin at email@example.com.
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Director of Athletics needs to apologize On Jan. , in the article “Just A Twitter Thing?” published in the Daily NewsRecord, JMU Director of Athletics Jeff Bourne had this to say regarding the fight that recently took place at S. Main St.: “I would say that people seek medical attention today more than they would have a while ago. This last incident that I heard about, there were people that certainly went to the hospital, but everybody was treated and released. And there was a minor injury among the people that went.” I am an alumnus of JMU and Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. This past weekend I visited Harrisonburg and saw some of the injuries first hand. Allow me to outline a few of them: One of my brothers is the not-soproud owner of two massive black eyes. For a week, his left eye was so swollen he couldn’t see out of it, and it’s still completely bloodshot. Another one of my brothers had to get stitches across his entire forehead. Another had a broken nose and had to have surgery to get it fixed. Another had his frontal sinus bone smashed in and had to have a titanium plate and six screws inserted underneath the bone in order to lift it back into place. Are those what we’re supposed to consider minor injuries? Perhaps for Chuck Liddell. I write this with the understanding that all suspects in the S. Main St. assault case are assumed innocent until proven guilty. That being said, I find the above statement by the director of Athletics of my alma mater absolutely shameful. Mr. Bourne, you should be the first to discipline your athletes and deeply apologize for any violent action they may have been a part of. You should be the first to say this type of behavior is utterly unacceptable. You should be the first to say that you are ashamed if JMU athletes were in any way, shape or form involved in this incident. You should not care whether or not they are found guilty, because they should never have been in
a position where they were suspected in the first place. Why? Because we decided to make athletes the face of JMU when we cut sports programs and focused on the few that had a shot at television airtime. Because millions of dollars have been spent on a giant football stadium that now towers over our campus. Because we go to football games to scream and cheer for these athletes to win. Because we hope that someday they make frequent appearances on national television. Holding them to the strictest moral standards is not just the right thing to do — it’s our only logical marketing strategy.
Mr. Bourne, you should be the first to discipline your athletes and deeply apologize for any violent action they may have been a part of. It’s possible that people who are lauded more than anyone else on campus for their accomplishments might feel a sense of entitlement and invulnerability. It’s this attitude that may lead to incidents such as the assaults at S. Main St., and the one just down the road at U. Va. involving my high school classmate George Huguely, who allegedly murdered his girlfriend. College athletes absolutely deserve our respect and admiration for the pride they can bring to our campus. However, their prominence does not mean they are exempt them from acting like respectable members of the JMU community. It means the exact opposite. Samuel Seidenberg is a 2010 JMU alumnus who graduated with a B.S. in information analysis. Contact Samuel at email@example.com.
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A “this-is-why-I-love-JMU” pat to the boys in Charleston Townes who let me use their computer to Facebook chat my roommate after my car battery died when I didn’t have a phone on me. From a senior girl who lives in South View and is so thankful for your hospitality. A “scoop-your-poop” dart to whoever brought Rover over and let him use the bathroom on the Quad. From someone who knows better than to leave landmines laying around. A “Phil-would-be-proud” pat to the girl wishing her friend a Happy Groundhog Day outside Carrier Library. From a Groundhog Club member who is glad to see the holiday being recognized. A “sorry-my-boyfriend-livesin-Australia” dart to the professor who gave me the get-off-thephone death stare equipped with a gesture. From a student who’s sorry she got to class minutes early. A “thanks-for-clarifying” pat to college for helping me understand the difference between a butt dial and booty call. From someone who knows neither is a good thing. A “you-tryna-smush?” pat to all the tan juiceheads at UREC. From Snooki, who is looking for the perfect Italian gorilla.
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A “you-don’t-even-go-here” dart to the three girls behind me saying “woosh goosh” during Wednesday’s basketball game. From a true sixth man who knows that a good “woosh Dukes” can carry our team through the game. A “freedom-of-speech” dart to the JMU Convocation Center staff who constantly shut up the student section. From an avid Dukes fan who doesn’t know what he can and can’t say at a basketball game. A “baby,-just-say-NO” dart to the girl down the hall for blasting Taylor Swift every waking hour of the day. From a musician who didn’t like Taylor Swift’s music before you started playing her album, but really doesn’t like it two months later. A “come-jam-with-us” pat to the guy who was playing guitar and keyboard above the Garber Hall basement. From two girls who had nothing except silence to listen to on a Wednesday afternoon. An “education-majors-need-toeducate-themselves-too” dart to Potty Mouth for never supplying the bathrooms in Memorial Hall with its monthly newsletter. From a senior elementary education major who feels like she attends the University of Memorial Hall — not JMU.
Free access to research Professors should publish findings instantly on Internet for easier peer revision Access to information is becoming easier every day with the continued progression and development of the Internet and its applications. As a result, more and more content can be accessed for free — whether legally or illegally — via the Internet, and utilizing this availability is something that our generation is particularly adept at. But something what is glaringly missing from this free exchange of information is the work of academics. Public universities receive funding from generous donors, the government and tuition from hoodwinked young adults, among many other sources. During the - academic calendar year, JMU received $,, in tuition. This is . percent of the university’s entire revenue. More than $ million was spent on “salaries, wages and benefits,” which is . percent of the university’s expenditure, according to the Office of Budget Management website. Tuition goes toward paying faculty, but even then there has to be some additional funds left over. The way I see it, we pay the academic community for two things: to provide an environment promoting educational and emotional development and to advance the extent to which we claim to have knowledge or understanding. My concern is with the latter part of this and its relation to free exchange of information. If we, the public, are already funding academics to further knowledge and understanding, then we should have access to the works academics produce. Why is it that I have to buy a book or acquire a subscription to an academic journal just to see what topics are being researched and challenged? My tuition has gone directly
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to funding those professors to produce their findings. Essentially I have already paid for the work that is published in a book or academic journal once. This does not even include the money in taxes we pay every day, which also is given to these professors at state-sponsored universities. As JMU students, we have access to services, such as research databases, allowing us to search through scholarly publications, but the university pays for this service as well — up to $, a year, according to the OBM website.
If this shift occurs within the academic world, then the people who revise research publications could spend their time reviewing freely available articles to help isolate the more substantial and credible works that are posted. This was originally a pragmatic problem because someone had to pay for the materials required to put a professor’s findings into a book. We were paying for the process of publishing rather than the actual work being produced. The way things work now is that these findings can be posted directly onto the Internet, removing the middleman and the publishing process. This is an opportunity for professors to link themselves directly with the
largest audience possible: anyone with a connection to the Internet. Besides the academic possibilities now open via the Internet, academics have a responsibility to the students — the people who are funding them — to provide us with the opportunity to critically evaluate and learn from what they are producing. Public universities would benefit greatly from this process, which would allow for the exchange of ideas to occur at a much faster rate. Rather than going through the grueling processes of finding a publisher or peer revision to be published in an academic journal, the Internet would facilitate instantaneous publication where the onslaught of millions of people reviewing academic work would provide a level of scrutiny similar to peer revision. If this shift occurs within the academic world, then the people who revise research publications could spend their time reviewing freely available articles to help isolate the more substantial and credible works that are posted. It seems that it is only fair to make research free and available when conducted on behalf of the public. We are already funding academics in many different ways, so they owe it to us to share their knowledge and understanding. Methods of weeding out bad academic work can be developed within this new realm of free information; we just have to take the first step forward. Technology is sweeping us along toward this revolution. It seems we shouldn’t fight the tide. Ryan Bowen is a senior philosophy major. Contact Ryan at email@example.com.
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In Harrisonburg, health and nutrition come with a smile. Sue Gibson, owner of Sue’s Super Nutrition, cares deeply for her customers. “Unless you get someone that is really passionate about digestion and food, all they are going to do is point you in the direction,” Gibson said of mainstream grocery and drug stores. Gibson personally selects all of the items in the store. “I do a lot of research to make sure the product is reputable,” Gibson said. “If I don’t know the quality of the company or their standards, I won’t order it — unless the customer asks.” Gibson embraces the mom role in this mom-and-pop establishment. She runs the natural health store with two of her children, Dickie and Tracey, and gives credit to her son for her interest in nutrition. Dickie, who is lactose intolerant, had several digestive problems as a child that doctors couldn’t diagnose. Their only answer at the time was to put him on antibiotics. “I wanted to find him alternatives to antibiotics,” said Gibson, who found from her own research that his symptoms indicated lactose intolerance.
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It’s all about the customer for Gibson. She wants them to be able to afford these essential products that she wants to provide for them. “Back when I started this type of business, people only found out all nutritional information from the store owner,” Gibson said. “Now, everyone uses the Internet.” She has been in the natural health business for more than 35 years and doesn’t like to keep her gained knowledge a secret. “This is my way of life,” Gibson said. “It’s not an investment.” Sue’s Super Nutrition is located at 3060 S. Main St., past Klines Dairy Bar. “We don’t see a lot of JMU students in the store, but I’d like to change that,” Gibson said. Behind the store, new student apartment buildings are in the works, she said. She hopes that the new see Health, page 8
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Past, present merge in artwork Tying together modern technology and the mid-1900s, artist Cheyenne Crawford brought her family history to the canvas for her latest project. Using digital software and a bit of wax, Crawford created new images from old photos. The idea began one cold morning during a stay with her grandmother. Crawford made her way down the stairs from her twin bed in the attic toward the smell of bacon in the kitchen. Along the
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Graduate student Cheyenne Crawford works with 50-year-old photos to depict her family history and her own memories.
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way, she passed pictures: memories of her family’s past. On Friday night, Crawford, who is pursuing a master of fine arts at JMU, shared some of those memories at the opening of her new art exhibit, on display at The Smith House on South Main Street. More than 30 people stopped by the house to see Crawford’s series of 23 digitally manipulated images. The images mix faded glimpses of family photos mixed with stains and writing found on the back, creating a blur of people, places, facts and numbers. Crawford believes the photograph is
more than just an image; it’s an artifact. “I didn’t want to illustrate the stories so much, text wise, because I didn’t want to take away from the actual object of the photograph,” Crawford said. “That’s what I wanted to focus on.” To create the images, she scanned both the back and the front of photographs into her computer. The photographs are about 50 years old, most of which depicting her father’s childhood. Using digital software, she layered the back and the front together see Art, page 8
To some, actor Channing Tatum will always be a ladies’ man and heartthrob of films such as “Dear John” and “Step Up.” But in the upcoming “The Eagle” (in theaters Feb. 11), he continues the ascension to manly man action star he began with “G.I. Joe.” Set during the height of the Roman Empire, the film is a historical action adventure — the kind that has fallen out of favor in recent movies. In the film, Tatum plays Marcus Aquila, a discharged soldier for the Roman Empire who seeks to investigate the mysterious disappearance of his father. Rescuing and enlisting the help of British slave Esca (Jamie Bell). Marcus ventures out to Scotland in search of his father and his missing army. Along the way, Marcus and Esca form an unlikely friendship, and discover that the Esca has knowledge and a mysterious connection to Marcus’ father that may prove key in locating the elder Aquila. In a phone interview last Wednesday, Tatum said he was drawn to the film for a number of reasons. “My two favorite movies are ‘Braveheart’ and ‘Gladiator.’ They’re sort of my ‘Star Wars,’ ” he said. His affinity for this kind of material made “The Eagle” a perfect fit. “I’ve always dreamed of doing something in this realm, with all the themes of honor, duty and that big
‘PG-13’ 114 min. In theatres Feb. 11 Starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Donald Sutherland
kind of drama,” Tatum said. It’s a change of pace for the actor, but it was a challenge he said he embraced. “As an actor I really do as many different things as I can. I feel like that helps you stretch and grow,” he said. But what might have excited Tatum the most was the involvement of director Kevin Macdonald. “Kevin was why I was drawn to the project. I thought that ‘Touching the Void,’ ‘State of Play’ and ‘Last King of Scotland’ were some of the best movies I had seen in a long time,” Tatum said. The combination of director and content proved irresistible. “To have him doing a Roman epic, I was first in line for it,” he said. That’s not to say it was all fun and games though. Tatum and his co-stars had to spend significant time training for the film. Training for the fighting and horseback riding prevalent in the film required grueling sessions over six weeks. The conditions only got worse when arriving on location in the Scottish Highlands. “I don’t know who has been to Scotland, but whoever has knows don’t go in the winter and don’t go to
see Actor, page 8
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HEALTH | Owner hopes to attract more students ART | Grad student mixes wax with old photos from page 7
development will bring more students. College-aged coffee addicts might find a Ribose supplement helpful, according to Gibson. “Caffeine leaches the body of all kinds of minerals,” Gibson said. She said that taking ribose provides people with a nice steady energy boost, without the caffeine crash. Sue’s Super Nutrition is like the old-fashioned style of business, Gibson said. Customers constantly ask her for advice about their health concerns. “Some people are at a loss,” Gibson said. “Some people don’t have [medical] insurance.” Gibson tries to provide information so customers have another route to take, other than expensive doctor visits. “I’m not a doctor; we don’t diagnose, recommend or prescribe,” Gibson said. “We just have the necessary research and information to give so they
can make a wise decision.” Sue’s Super Nutrition has an entire wall of health books and a sitting area so customers can read the information themselves. The store features an assortment of dairy -free foods, including ice cream, sour cream and milk as well as gluten-free items.
“People that buy calcium from Walmart or Kmart or other food stores are getting the same calcium that builds up in a ring around your faucet.” Dickie Gibson
Son of owner, Sue Gibson
“Customers tell us that we have the largest selection of gluten-free food,” Gibson said. “These customers have children, and if the children like it, then it must be good.”
Valerie Stapel, a Harrisonburg resident, shops at Sue’s because she and two of her four kids have to eat gluten-free. She makes the trip for the Namaste Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix. “I learn to cook better each day,” Stapel said. According to Dickie, this digestive problem is becoming more and more common. “The main concern now is celiac disease,” Dickie said. For people with the disease, eating gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley, damages the lining of the small intestine, preventing the body from absorbing nutrients, Gibson explained. Gibson said she’s seen an adult customer weigh pounds before they were properly diagnosed. “You’d look at him now and you’d never know,” Gibson said. Alternative food choices and selection are not all that Sue’s Super Nutrition offers. Customers also come for whole food vitamins, supplements and organic soaps, as well as lotions and herbs. “Whole-food is derived from food, instead of manmade metallic product,” Gibson said.
Whole-food calcium supplements come from spinach and algae rather than chemicals, Dickie explained. “People that buy calcium from Walmart or Kmart or other food stores are getting the same calcium that builds up in a ring around your faucet,” Dickie said. Though the costs for these vitamins are higher, the Gibsons believe they’re worth it. “You pay a little more but your body absorbs about percent more nutrients,” Gibson said after doing lengthy research on the whole-food vitamins. Terry Slader of Bridgewater said he comes to Sue’s to find wheat grass. “This is the only place you can find it,” Slader said. “They don’t sell this kind of stuff at Walmart.” Gibson said she knows it’s hard to afford these products so she offers monthly promotions for her customers. In addition, since the store’s opening in , every second Saturday of each month, Gibson takes percent off skin care products, fish oils and other select items. Vitamins are percent off. CONTACT Kelsey Peters at email@example.com.
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to create one abstract image, highlighting parts of the back or front that she felt carried more meaning. After manipulating the image, she printed it and painted it with a matte medium. This absorbs the image so that when Crawford peeled the photograph away, the image transferred onto the waxy sheet. She put the sheet onto the canvas and completed the pieces pouring wax over them and staining each one with tea. In the end, the images looked like a distorted old photograph, sometimes blurred so much that the actual image was indecipherable. Some had numbers running down the side, numbers that would be found on the back of a photograph. One had backward writing, which was reflected in the transfer process. Crawford said this project was very different than other projects she had done, which focus mainly on digital photography. “I really felt like there was a disconnect between me personally and the work,” Crawford said. “This work really brought
closure to a lot of stuff for me.” For Crawford, this became one of her most personal projects. Every aspect brought back memories of her background. For example, she said the waxing process reminded her of afternoons spent canning vegetables with her mother, sealing each canning jar with wax. Through the process of discovering the photographs, she also learned more about her family’s stories. Each day, she visited her grandmother’s house in Staunton and they would talk about the pictures and the stories behind them. One story in particular was the tale of how her grandparents built their own house, where her grandmother still lives today. Toward the end of the opening event, Crawford’s family and friends arrived from Staunton. This was her first solo exhibit, and it was the first time her family had seen her project. Crawford’s work will be on exhibit at The Smith House until the end of March. Other similar pieces by Crawford can be seen on display at Clementine Cafe. CONTACT Beth Cole at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACTOR | Tatum wants ‘to play a psycho’ from page 7
the Highlands,” he said. The star was quick to elaborate on the terrible conditions. “It’s colder and wetter than I could ever describe,” he said. “To wake up every day for six or seven weeks and know that you are going to be more cold and more wet than you have ever been in your entire life, and knowing that it’s not going to stop.” The experience certainly took its toll on him. “It was pretty grueling,” he said. “I’ve never been through something so intense.” Though “The Eagle” hits
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theaters Feb. , Tatum is already looking ahead. The actor starts filming an adaptation of the ’s television show “ Jump Street” in April with Jonah Hill. Apart from that, the actor also spoke about wanting to move past his more clean-cut image. “I haven’t played a bad guy,” he said. “I don’t know what it is about me but I want to play a psycho.” CONTACT Jeff Wade at email@example.com.
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Women’s basketball: JMU 67, ODU 58
Dukes prevail in ODU rematch JMU gains first place in CAA after breaking three-way tie, Dawn Evans leads scoring with 25 points By Emmie Cleveland The Breeze
JMU women’s basketball coach Kenny Brooks barely clung on to his perfect record on Super Bowl Sunday, as his team defeated Old Dominion University 67-58 to claim the sole firstplace spot in the conference. The Monarchs (15-7 overall, 9-2 in conference) gave JMU (176, 10-1) its only in-conference loss this season, as they won 71-55 Jan. 9 in Norfolk, Va. “I think we just came out hungry,” sophomore guard Tarik Hislop said. “Because we lost at ODU, and we just wanted to avenge our lost. So we just came out hungry and hyped for the game.” According to Brooks, the loss was due partly to forced lastminute adjustments because senior center Lauren Jimenez was out with a concussion. Jimenez was back Sunday and noted eight points and nine rebounds. In addition to revenge, JMU was playing for first-place in the Colonial Athletic Association. Sunday morning, JMU, ODU and University of North Carolina-Wilmington were in a three-way tie for first place in the CAA. UNCW (17-5, 9-2) fell to Georgia State (3-8, 8-14) on Sunday at 1 p.m., making the Dukes-Monarchs matchup officially for the top spot. The start of the game remained close. ODU went up early and kept its lead for the first 15 minutes of the game. JMU tied the score four times, however, within those first 15. A 19-4 run by the Dukes in the last eight minutes of the half allowed them to take the lead of the game and go into the break ahead 32-21. “I thought we played extremely well on the defensive end,” Brooks said regarding the 20 minutes sandwiching halftime, “which sparked some of our offense.” The Dukes came out on top of their game in the second half, going up by as much as 19, with the score at 55-36 and 11 minutes left on the clock. ODU brought the game back within reach, going on a 20-6 run. The streak brought the game to 62-58 with two minutes remaining. “After being down so much, they picked it up on defense a little,” said senior guard Dawn Evans, who had a game-high 25 points. “When we kinda got comfortable at that 19-point lead, they were still playing really intense basketball.” Brooks attributes the lapse on fatigue, but doesn’t blame his players.
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Sophomore guard Tarik Hislop said the team wanted to avenge the Jan. 9 loss to ODU. “So we just came out hungry and hyped for the game,” said Hislop, who scored 16 points in the win.
“We got a little tired going down the stretch,” he said. “And I’ll take the onus on that, because we only played seven [people] today, and we usually play eight or nine.” Still, he wasn’t disappointed with his team in regard to the Monarch’s comeback. “We’re two good basketball teams,” he said. “The fact that you get up 19, I’m not saying that we like losing a lead like that, but I don’t think anything is wrong with us for losing a lead like that.” JMU was able to make a couple key stops, and forced ODU
Men’s basketball: JMU 66, VCU 70
to start fouling in the last minute of play. Free throws by Evans, Hislop and junior forward Lauren Whitehurst put the Dukes up 67-58 to finish out the game. The Dukes will continue conference play Thursday at Virginia Commonwealth University. They return home Sunday as they host George Mason University. Contact Emmie Cleveland at email@example.com.
Dukes recruit 2 more QBs to increase depth Quarterbacks Andre Coble and Billy Cosh join the JMU roster
By Matt O’Toole The Breeze
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Senior forward Denzel Bowles slams in two of his 22 points against in-state rival Virginia Commonwealth University on Saturday afternoon.
Slumping team loses thriller to VCU By David Barton The Breeze
The JMU men’s basketball team lost its fifth game in its last seven on Saturday, as Virginia Commonwealth University defeated the Dukes, 70-66, in a game that came down to the final seconds. The Rams (18-6 overall, 11-2 in Colonial Athletic Association) came into the contest boasting 11 wins in their last 13 games. Their loss against Northeastern University last Wednesday snapped a nine-game winning streak. JMU (17-8, 7-6) got out to a quick 13-5 lead. Senior forward Denzel Bowles
made up for Wednesday’s scoreless start against the College of William & Mary Tribe by scoring eight points in the first five minutes. He was blocking shots, securing offensive rebounds and igniting the crowd with ferocious dunks. “Every time he touched the ball he was capable of scoring,” Tribe senior forward Jamie Skeen said. “My main thing was just deny him the ball and just body him up and make sure I was physical with him at all times. Even during that he still had 22 points and got 16 shots off.” see Basketball, page 10
For the second straight year, football coach Mickey Matthews said the quarterback position was the main goal in recruiting this off-season. “We really felt like the No. 1 thing we needed to do for our football program was enhance the quarterback position,” Matthews said during Wednesday’s Signing Day announcements. “And we really wanted to do that at the break if at all possible, if we could find the right guys.” The Dukes recruited two quarterbacks, Andre Coble and Billy Cosh, who have already enrolled on campus this spring in order to participate in spring practice, along with lineman Casey Kroll. Cosh, a transfer from Kansas State and a native of Arundel, Md., said it was important JMU was close to home. “I chose JMU because my mother and a lot of family are on the coast, and they can watch me play ball, which is very important to me,” Cosh said. The other quarterback, Coble, threw for 4,639 yards and 46 touchdowns, and ran for 2,525 yards and 34 touchdowns during his career at Meadowbrook High School, before spending last year at Fork Union Military Academy. Both Coble and Cosh are expected to compete for the quarterback position along with rising junior Justin Thorpe, who is coming off seasonending knee surgery and redshirt freshman Jace Edwards. Freshman Dae’Quan Scott played some quarterback last season as well. He is more of a wide out, but will be getting some reps at quarterback again, according to Matthews. “If I have a chance to play QB here, I want to bring a little bit of a gun-slinger type vibe to the offense,” Cosh said. “The weapons we have are very good.” The third member on campus, 6-foot-6-inch offensive lineman, Kroll, chose JMU because of the variety the school has to offer. “JMU is close to home for me and I wanted to be close to my family, so that worked out with JMU,” said the lineman from Warrenton, Va. “A degree
from JMU is a great degree to have, and just the overall atmosphere and people at JMU — it’s hard to find a school that compares.” Matthews said he had to be picky with his selection this season since he only had a limited number of scholarships to give. Some Virginia natives in the recruiting class included lineman Deane Cheatham, defensive end Sage Harold, defensive back Terrell Mickens, defensive lineman Alex Mosley and wide receiver Amir Waller. The rest of the JMU recruits were from northern states: three from Maryland and Pennsylvania, and one from each New Jersey and New York. “I tell people all the time the only thing southern about JMU is my accent,” said Matthews, a Texas native. A highly recruited area is the 757, otherwise known as the Hampton Roads area, where the Dukes snatched their only recruit from that area, Harold. Harold was the final player to commit in this year’s class, informing the coaching staff Tuesday night that would take his talents to Harrisonburg. “He reminded me, now you don’t want to label the guy, ‘the next Arthur Moats,’ ” Matthews said. Matthews eluded that recruiting the Virginia Beach/Hampton Roads area is getting tougher now, since it’s difficult for the Dukes to compete as the powerhouses SEC and ACC move in. “The 757 has become really, in my estimation, almost over-recruited,” Matthews said. “It seems like every school in the country is in there recruiting.” The Dukes will open up their 2011 campaign on the road against North Carolina on Sept. 3 and will open the new stadium Sept. 10 against Central Connecticut State. Contact Matt O’Toole at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Billy Cosh, a freshman transfer from Kansas State, signed with JMU to be closer to his family in Arundel, Md. Cosh currently holds the Maryland high school season records for passing yards, touchdowns, attempts and completions.
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BASKETBALL | Unable to stop second, third chances, team falls to VCU from page 9
Skeen posting up, or a guard dribbling hard to the basket, the Rams were having their way on offense. However, JMU was superb in its own right shooting percent from the field. The Rams carried a -point lead into the half. VCU was able to capitalize in the transition game by quickly responding after turnovers and rebounds to beat the retreating JMU defenders for easy layups. It was key in its - run to start the second half. “The other thing we didn’t do all game long, we didn’t keep them out of transition and we knew it,” JMU coach Matt Brady said. “We got two big frontcourt guys that don’t get back great. There’s no secret to our team, we’re very flawed in a lot of ways.” VCU proved tenacious on the
offensive glass as it was able to get second, sometimes third chances to score. VCU had free throw attempts by the end of the game to the Dukes’ seven, and they hit of them. With : remaining junior forward Julius Wells hit two free throws to tie the game at . Moments later, with the Dukes down by two, junior guard Humpty Hitchens was called for a travel on a loose ball. “Both teams played with a lot of energy, a lot of emotion and I thought they made more plays than we did,” Brady said. “We certainly didn’t help ourselves with some of the shots we missed at the rim in the second half, some were layups.” With seconds remaining VCU senior guard Joey Rodriguez scored on a contested baseline jump, shot making it a four-point game. A quick layup by sophomore guard Devon
Moore was not enough as Rodriguez hit two free throws to wrap it up. Ju n i o r f o r wa rd A n d re y Semenov was out of the game with a boot on his foot but is expected to return soon. The Dukes are on the road for the next three games playing at Drexel University, George Mason University and Towson University.The next home game will be Feb. against Miami of Ohio for ESPN Bracketbuster’s matchup. “It’s been a long time since JMU has been an elite level team in this league, and we are fighting to do so,” Brady said. “We’re going to have to go out and play lights-out great in order to become that, and we have to do it season after season. We haven’t done it yet.” Contact David Barton at email@example.com
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Freshman gaurd Chad Jackson had nine points on 4-for-5 shooting in Saturday’s matchup against VCU.
Redskins’ Hanburger inducted into NFL Hall of Fame The Washington Post
DALLAS — Chris Hanburger, the dependable linebacker who helped the Washington Redskins reach their first Super Bowl as a key member of former coach George Allen’s “Over the Hill Gang,” was elected Saturday to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, more than three decades after his retirement as a player. Hanburger was elected as part
of a seven-member Hall of Fame class that is to be enshrined in Canton, Ohio, in August. Also selected were Richard Dent, Marshall Faulk, Les Richter, Ed Sabol, Deion Sanders and Shannon Sharpe. “It’s wonderful,” Hanburger said in a conference call. “I am just overwhelmed. It’s just a tremendous honor to have been nominated, much less get in ... It’s just a select group that make
it.” The choices were made by the media members who serve as Hall of Fame electors during a /-hour meeting in downtown Dallas on the eve of Super Bowl XLV. Redskins owner Daniel Snyder and General Manager Bruce Allen were on hand for the evening announcement. Allen, the son of George Allen, said his late father would have
been delighted with Hanburger’s selection. “He’d be so happy for Chris because it respects the game for a dedicated player who didn’t play the game for the limelight,” Allen said. “He’s a humble man. He cared about doing his job right and he cared about other people doing their jobs right ... It’s exciting.” Hanburger, , was a nominee of the seniors committee, along with Richter, a linebacker for the Los Angeles Rams in the s and early ’s. Hanburger and Richter automatically went to a yes-or-no round of voting by the selectors, and had to be named on at least percent of the ballots. Hanburger was an th-round draft pick by the Redskins in and played his entire -year NFL career for the team between
the ’ and ’ seasons. He was selected to nine Pro Bowls and started for the Redskins at linebacker when they lost to the Miami Dolphins, -, in Super Bowl VII at the conclusion of the season. He was a four-time All-Pro choice. Hanburger, who now lives in Darlington, S.C., said in recent days he’d long ago abandoned any hopes of reaching the Hall of Fame until being told last year he’d been nominated by the seniors committee, which considers the candidacy of players from at least years ago. “In all truthfulness, it’s never been on my mind,” Hanburger said Saturday. Sanders, who was elected in his first year of Hall of Fame eligibility, spent one season with the Redskins in . He ended his career with two seasons with the
Baltimore Ravens in and after earlier stints with the Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco ers and Dallas Cowboys that earned him a reputation as one of the most highly skilled cornerbacks in the history of the sport. “It’s hard to describe the feeling,” Sanders said. “I’m honored. I really am.” Faulk, a running back who played a central role in the “Greatest Show on Turf” offense of the St. Louis Rams, also was selected in his initial year of eligibility. Dent, a defensive end, had / sacks in NFL seasons, most of them with the Chicago Bears. Sharpe was among the most productive pass-receiving tight ends ever, with catches in seasons, with the Denver Broncos and two with the Ravens. Sabol was the founder of NFL Films.
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