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Two faculty members arrested in tar sands protest in front of the White House By DANA FERGUSON firstname.lastname@example.org
Over the weekend hundreds of protesters were arrested in front of the White House as part of a two-week-long series of protests aimed at convincing President Barack Obama to veto legislation in support of the Keystone XL pipeline. Among those arrested were two DePauw faculty members. Part-time professor of university studies Kelsey Kauffman and access services librarian Mandy Henk protested at the nation’s capital on behalf of anti-pipeline interest groups. As a result, the police took the two along with hundreds of others to jail where they were each charged $100 and then released. Henk said she knew going into the protest that she would be arrested, but that in no way hindered her desire to raise awareness about the dangers of the pipeline. “I am more than happy to donate $100 to raise awareness for the need to get off of carbon-based fossil fuels,” Henk said. The 1,700-mile-long pipeline would run from Alberta, Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast carrying diluted bitumen — an acid that comes from decomposed natural materials and can be used as a fossil fuel. Various safety and health concerns are associated with the pipeline including spills and greenhouse emissions. Henk said the protest received the attention she hoped it would receive nationally and occurred without any incidents. Many protesters were arrested at a tar sands protest outside the White House in Washington D.C. this weekend. Two DePauw staff members, professor Kelsey Kauffman and Mandy Henk were among those arrested. photograph courtesy of planetsave.com
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Never forget: Remembering 9/11 pages 8-12
ONLINE AT THEDEPAUW.COM: Seventeen students recall the moment they learned of the 9/11 attacks.
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The DePauw | Friday, Sept. 9, 2011
Let them eat cupcakes
The DePauw Friday, Sep tember 9, 2011
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Scout’s Treat Truck will return to campus tonight from 5 - 7 p.m. to distribute free cupcakes. The owner, Lisa Moyer, is a DePauw alumna who founded Indianapolis’ first cupcake-and-treat truck. Moyer offered to make a return trip to DePauw if enough students who visited the truck during the last visit on Aug. 25 liked the Scout’s Treat Truck page on Facebook or followed it on Twitter. Photograph courtesy of Scout’s treat truck.
Panhel nationally recognized By CHASE HALL email@example.com
Two out of three freshman women were part of the best recruitment program in the nation last year. Over the summer, the National Panhellenic Council named DePauw’s Panhellenic Council the 2009-2011 national award-winner for an outstanding membership recruitment program among campuses with 6-10 Panhellenic chapters. The “Membership Recruitment” award celebrates a particularly successful effort at DePauw during the 2010 and 2011 recruitment cycles to keep both sorority chapters and freshmen well-educated and up-to-date during the fall semester before recruitment. Panhellenic Council was especially praised for educating freshmen about what recruitment and their lives as sorority members would be like. “They look for how we informed the first-year women before they went through the process, so we really make sure they know what it’s like joining a sorority,” said Panhel’s Vice President of Recruitment Lauren Messmore. “It’s a big commitment, and it’s important to make an informed decision before joining the greek community.” Over the past two recruitment cycles, Panhel has
taken notes on their operations in order to use them for this year’s process. Though they applied for multiple awards, the recruitment program was an unmistakable strength. “This is evidence to how we as a Panhellenic council can work together,” said Assistant Director of Campus Living and Community Development Wendy Wippich, who works closely with Panhel. “It will motivate us to look at how we can improve next time — how we want to change and how we want to grow both as individual chapters and as a community.” This year’s council will continue to use many of its award winning strategies, like a Panhel “Open House” for freshmen women. Wippich and Messmore have already been meeting to create strategies. Two other schools won the same award for different-sized greek communities: Oklahoma City University for campuses with 2-5 chapters, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for campuses with over 10 chapters. “I think we can piggyback off of [the award]. I think it sets a good tone for this school year,” Messmore said. “We want it to be the best event it can be on both sides of the process.”
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Needy to face closed doors at A-Way Home shelter By KENDALL QUISENBERRY email@example.com
The A-Way Home shelter, located on 309 East Franklin St., closed Friday, Sept. 9 because of insufficient funds. Money continues to be raised for the organization to use when it can re-open. chip potter / the depauw
The A-Way Home Shelter has been providing housing and food for people in need for the last 15 years. But, more than that, it has been a place of comfort and support to those lacking stability. According to A-Way Home shelter Executive Director Debbie Zigler, the shelter does more than just provide housing. They work to help people get back on their feet. “We provide information [to people living at the shelter] on community resources to help them find housing and jobs and eventually to be self-sufficient again,” Zigler said. Several organizations on DePauw’s campus send volunteers to help the people of the A-Way Home shelter. The Circle K club and the Bonner Scholar program both have students who spend several hours at the A-Way Home shelter during the semester. “The Circle K club goes about twice or three times a semester to make dinner for the residents,” said Circle K vice president Emily Eckert, a junior. “We try
to spread our service work around the Greencastle community so we don’t get to spend enough time at A-Way Home.” Circle K is an international volunteer organization with a chapter on DePauw’s campus that goes into the community once a week in order to help those in need. Similarly, Alpha Phi sorority and Sigma Chi fraternity teamed up for their annual Tigerstock event and decided all proceeds from the event would benefit the A-Way Home shelter. “We really wanted the event to benefit a local Greencastle non-profit, and when I called the A-Way Home shelter they said they were hurting for money so we thought that would be the perfect place to send out proceeds,” said Alpha Phi philanthropy chairwoman Elizabeth Young. Despite the efforts of the DePauw and Greencastle communities, the AWay Home shelter will be forced to close on Sept. 9 due to inadequate funding. “We are the only city agency that does directly fund the shelter,” said Adam Cohen, president of the Green-
castle City Council. “Unfortunately, the property tax caps have made it very hard for us to provide services. It’s going to be a real loss for our community.” Cohen continued to explain that the Greencastle community is working on ways to get the shelter back on its feet. Zigler expanded on this topic explaining the avenues the shelter is exploring in order to come back in 2012. “At the present, we put an appeal out in the paper,” Zigler said. “We are going to develop fundraising goals. We have a grant application in. The next few months will be spent regrouping and raising funds.” The community realizes there will be people without a place to go while the shelter is trying to reopen. “There’s going to be people who have no place to go,” Zigler said. “It will fall back on trustees to provide [temporary] places. I’m assuming churches will be asked to help.” To Zigler, at least for the time being, the homeless of Greencastle have lost more than a safe shelter. They have lost valuable resources to help put their lives back together.
Gettin’ groovy for philanthropy
Students tie-dye T-shirts outside of the Lilly Center to support the A-Way Home shelter at Sigma Chi fraternity and Alpha Phi sorority’s joint philanthropy event, Tigerstock. Despite gray weather, the event drew over 150 participants and raised about $1,500 according to Sigma Chi and Alpha Phi’s philanthropy chairmen. The financially struggling shelter closed today and money raised will be donated to a fund that will help the shelter re-establish itself in coming years. Marissa jansen / The DePauw
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The DePauw | Friday, Sept. 9, 2011
Stellar grant to benefit Greencastle homeowners By DANA FERGUSON firstname.lastname@example.org
Greencastle homeowners stand to receive tens of thousands of dollars worth of improvements to their homes as part of the Stellar Communities grant. At a meeting Thursday night, Mark and Joyce McCarty of the Star Development group met with homeowners to discuss the application process for receiving support from the state to fix up homes at no cost to homeowners. As part of the Stellar Communities grant, homeowners that meet certain financial constraints will be offered the opportunity to make up to $25,000 of renovations on their homes courtesy of the state. Applicants must provide extensive proof that their income levels are below a certain limit to receive the assistance, but once those levels are proven and other required tests including energy efficiency, lead paint, handicap accessibility and historical home status are completed, the homeowners can choose five specific improvements that they hope to make to their houses. Mark McCarty assured community members of the development group’s positive intentions saying throughout the meeting that they only seek to help. “We’re not here to condemn your house, we’re not here to kick you out of your house, the state is here to help you,” he said.
For community members Michael and Marcia Simmerman, this positive intention came through in the discussion. The two said they looked forward to the results of the improvements, even though they might not benefit from the funding because their income levels are above the set limits. “I think it’s a great idea for the people who get to do it,” Marcia Simmerman said. “It will also improve the community for sure.” She also said this meeting was the first time she and her husband had been involved in efforts stemming from the Stellar Grant. She said she expected positive outcomes. Mark McCarty said the construction projects would also benefit the community as they would provide work opportunities to local contractors. “We met with contractors today and they are very excited about the opportunity because so many people are out of work in this economy and all the homeowners are jumping at the opportunity so it’s really a win-win,” McCarty said. McCarty encouraged all those who attended the meeting to apply for grant funding and to tell their friends and neighbors to do the same. He said that nine homeowners will be chosen as part of phase one of the funding project, but many other phases will follow and applicants may be considered more than once. He also emphasized the potential the grant holds for those who are chosen. “If you really want something to help you out, this grant will help you out,” he said.
Joyce McCarty addresses city-area homeowners about the application process for home repairs that could be paid for with funds from the Stellar Communities grant. Dana Ferguson / The DePauw
White House | continued from page 1 “I think we took something that had not been a national issue and we managed to turn it into a national issue,” Henk said. “I think in some ways we’ve managed to turn it into an opportunity for the president to step up and follow through on the things he said when he was running for president about — his commitment to the environment.” In a press release on Sept. 3, author and environmentalist Bill McKibben shared the same enthusiasm about the protest. “We are not going to do President Obama the favor of attacking him,” McKibben said. “We are going to hold the Obama campaign to the standard it set in 2008. Denying this pipeline would send a jolt of electricity through the people that elected this president.” Henk said she has followed conservation activist efforts since she was in college, but this was her first active demonstration. “I’ve been waiting for someone to call for things like civil disobedience, because I don’t believe that anything is going to start solving our problems short of a social movement on the same scale and with the same tactics as the civil rights movement, this is no less of an important issue than that was,” Henk said. Henk was No. 85 of 283 protesters taken in on Sunday, the final day of the two-week protest. In total, over 1,252 people were arrested in the protests. Though not her first experience being arrested, Henk said her arrest over the weekend was preferable to the other. Henk said she was arrested at age 19 for driving without a license. This time, unlike her first, did not come as a surprise and did not end with her car being impounded. “This one was better because no one impounded my car, though this one was more expensive,” Henk said. Henk said she would go through the process again, and she hopes her actions will have an effect on President Obama’s decision.
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The DePauw | Friday, Sept. 9, 2011
Operation Life award recognizes dedicated public servants By NANA ADUBA-AMOAH firstname.lastname@example.org
Putnam County Operation Life was awarded the Ambulance Provider of the Year Public Relations award at the annual 2011 Indiana Emergency Response Conference Award program Aug. 19.
It received a plaque commemorating the dedicated services it provides to Putnam County. According to Executive Director of Putnam County Operational Life Kraig Kinney, past winners of the award were selected from the conference’s members. This year, the Indiana Association of Towns and Cities chose the winner by blind selection. “We’re proud because it’s a way to recognize
how hard we’ve worked in the community,” Kinney said. “We want to keep on building on what we’ve already done.” Operation Life is a private ambulance service provider consisting of employees and volunteers that offer their services to the Putnam County community. Seven of those volunteers are current DePauw students. Juniors Katherine Hill and Matthew Keinsley,
The Operation Life ambulances are a fixture in Putnam County, providing award-winning emergency services on campus and throughout the county. Chip Potter / The DePauw
who have volunteered regularly since April 2010, said the award was a well-deserved reflection of excellent collaboration with Putnam County. “It recognizes how Putnam County Operation Life interacted with the community and served all the residents,” Hill said. Like many volunteers, Hill and Keinsley are trained to work as professional Emergency Medical Technicians. They are required to fulfill hectic duties such as directing patient care, driving the ambulance, working with paramedics and attending various town functions in case of emergency, but they say the valuable experience they receive makes their job worthwhile. “Even though we’re volunteers, we’re still called EMT’s as far as Operation Life is concerned,” Keinsley said. “We just go in and work whenever they need people to fill in shifts so that we can get experience in working with the full-time staff.” According to Kinney, DePauw students have always played a significant role in Operation Life, which was founded in 1937 by a group of DePauw students who wanted to reform emergency services in Greencastle. Although the organization is now a private ambulance service, Kinney and some of his employees graduated from DePauw. “A lot of the volunteers come from the Winter Term EMT class I taught to help students gain exposure to training,” Kinney said. “But it also worked as a recruiting tool because a lot of them ended up wanting to volunteer.” For students like Hill and Keinsley, becoming a volunteer signified the passion they had for assisting others. The award received was a perfect way to symbolize the collaborative teamwork between the university and Putnam County “This is a way for me to help people in the community as a DePauw student and reach out to others in Greencastle and Putman County, instead of just staying within DePauw’s campus,” Keinsley said. “It kind of gives me that broader spectrum on helping people and to figure out what I can do for others.”
Dean of music seeks student opinion, response limited by student experience By LEANN BURKE email@example.com
Recently, Mark McCoy, the new dean of the School of Music, sent out a survey to all DePauw students, staff and constituents in an attempt to understand perspectives regarding the school of Music. In the survey, McCoy asked how the respond-
er was affiliated with the School of Music and his or her opinions on the school’s strengths and weaknesses. “I am conducting the survey to harness the collective wisdom and experience of all the faculty, students, staff and all other constituents,” McCoy said. “I have a lot to learn in this position and want to get as wide a view as possible.” McCoy wants to know what perceptions of the School of Music exist and to use this infor-
mation to address issues and move forward. The survey was optional, so some recipients chose to respond while others did not. Sophomore Tommy Hiller, who plays in the orchestra where the majority of participants are music majors, said he chose to respond. “I have a high opinion of the School of Music,” Hiller said. “I think that the new dean of music was needed and should be a grand addition to the DePauw administration.”
Other students, for various reasons, chose not to take the survey. Freshman Kathleen Raymond–Judy chose not to respond. When asked why she did not respond, Raymond-Judy said, “I am not in the School of Music.” Jennifer Ridge, another freshman, also chose not to respond. “Since I am new at DePauw, I was unsure how to answer many of the questions,” she said.
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The DePauw | Friday, Sept. 9, 2011
Things fall apart: a tale of deferred maintainence By DANA FERGUSON firstname.lastname@example.org
From mold to leaking ceilings to burst steam pipes and beyond, DePauw students and faculty have experienced the impacts of deferred maintenance. After three years of substantial cuts to the maintenance budget, some of DePauw’s buildings have suffered the impact. The problem As professors and students enter classrooms and dorm rooms in the buildings most affected by deferred maintenance, many experience a negative shift in emotion. Associate professor of biology and department chair Kevin Kinney said his office in Olin has experienced its fair share of wear through the years, such as ceiling leaks leading to mold. The image of Julian just across the street has made him feel that his building has been neglected. “It’s very hard for me to say this is a great place to be when you’re in a building that hasn’t had anything done to it since 1993-ish,” Kinney said. He said the building, specifically the worn classrooms that still use blackboards and up-torn floor tiles, makes teaching more difficult for him and for some of his colleagues. “None of it is critical, I mean it’s not like the
roof leaks — most of the time — or windows are broken or things like that, but it really does have an effect on morale,” Kinney said. Kinney said he accepts the lack of attention to the building, but has a wish list of all the changes he wishes to see. “It’s deferred maintenance. I mean, yeah, it would be nice, but there are other things that need to be done,” Kinney said. “Sometimes you look around and see the other things that need to be done and you say, ‘Wow, that’s more important than a decent building?’” Vanessa Fox, an associate professor of biology, also works in Olin. She pointed out torn-up floor tiles and ripped carpet, but said these do not affect her teaching. Professor Sandro Barros, assistant professor of modern languages, experienced maintenance issues with his first office on the third floor of East College. Maintenance workers were unable to locate the nests of flies and wasps that regularly swarmed the office. Out of annoyance and fear of his allergy to wasps, Barros moved his office to the basement hoping for less buzzing. He said so far he feels satisfied with his office, but classrooms in the building have caused some problems. Barros said in one of the basement classrooms, the air conditioning unit leaked onto the carpet, which left the floor soaked. Though four workers attempted to fix the problem, Barros said they could not find a solution. Overall, he said such problems have little impact on his ability to teach. He compared the experience to teaching in Brazil where there was signifi-
cant distraction outside the schoolrooms that he learned to ignore. “It doesn’t really affect me,” Barros said. “I’m not sure whether it distracts students, but I haven’t noticed that much of a difference.” For many students, the effects of deferred maintenance have proved to be distracting. Senior Pria Amin had a Spanish class in the basement of East College where the carpets had just been cleaned and were damp upon the students’ arrival. She said she was upset that class continued in the room as students had to walk across the wet carpet and set their bags and backpacks on the wet floor. “They were literally squelching,” Amin said, “and we had class in there.” Amin said that in another class her professor was nearly hit in the head by a falling ceiling tile. She said she believes deferred maintenance is a serious issue. Sophomore Maddie Lovell experienced similar discontent with deferred maintenance as she entered her room in Senior Hall to find a large, unidentified sticky spot on her floor. Lovell said her shoe came off after sticking to the spot as she tried to walk on it, which prompted her to call maintenance workers for assistance. The workers did what they could, but the spot remained on the floor. Lovell has also experienced problems with the screens on her window and the lack of air conditioning in her room. “For the amount we’re paying to be here things should be more put together,” Lovell said. But not all students have experienced maintenance issues in classes or housing. Students most frequently encounter poor building upkeep in what Vice President for Finance and Administration Brad Kelsheimer deemed “older buildings.” These buildings are the oldest buildings on campus, including East College and Harrison Hall, which have suffered the most from deferred maintenance. How it got to be this way Following three years of tight budgets in light of the economic recession, the university sacrificed fund-
Buildings around campus like Hogate Hall have dripping pipes, leaky celings and cracked tiles. Scheduled maintainence has been deferred due to budget constraints. Claire zingraff / The DePauw
ing for building upkeep for other needs. Kelsheimer said the university has spent around $900,000 a year on building maintenance when they should be spending about $5 million a year. “We’re spending money on it, but the past three years we really deferred more maintenance than we should,” Kelsheimer said. He said the university has primarily acted reactively rather than proactively in addressing building maintenance issues in order to save funding, and the results have been problematic for the buildings. “Our budgets don’t allow us to say, ‘Oh, we know the heating and air conditioning isn’t working in X building so we know that’s on a cycle to be recycled or repaired. Right now we wait and we wait for it to break down and then we’ll fix it,” Kelsheimer said. “And that works, I mean you can get by that way, but at some point it builds up.” Kelsheimer admitted the university should be working proactively, but has not in recent years. “At some point, you would move off being reactionary and we would move to being proactive and predictive,” Kelsheimer said. “That’s probably where we need to be.” President Brian Casey said the university has the funding to fix the maintenance issues immediately, but the result would be a great loss in the student experience. He joked that DePauw would need to sacrifice its sports programs, library or small class sizes in order to re-allocate the necessary funding. “I could find the millions of dollars to fix up every building at the cost of other things that I don’t want to cut or that we don’t want to cut,” Casey said. To be improved Casey and Kelsheimer both said the university should obtain sufficient funding within the next few years to maintain the buildings in a way that will yield better results. At the beginning of the school year, the university hired a new director of maintenance, Dick Vance, who Casey believes will solve many of the maintenance problems and save the university money in the process. Casey also said Vance is working with outside consultants to evaluate the effects of deferred maintenance on the university in a comprehensive profile. As a result, the university will be able to solve the problems resulting from deferred maintenance. “Within two to three years he hopes to have enough for the responsible maintenance of the buildings,” Casey said. Vance could not be reached in time for publication.
7 | Remembering 9/11
WHERE WERE YOU?
The DePauw | Friday, Sept. 9, 2011
Panyin Couduah ‘14 10 years old, New York City There was a sudden announcement that our city had been attacked and all the kids should be waiting for their parents to be picked up. I was so scared and didn’t really know what actually happened. In the same week, we had a memorial in a church, and Oprah Winfrey came. The memorial lasted forever in my mind – it was my first time to know death.
Teresa mazzini ‘14 9 years old, Buffalo, N.Y. I was passing out my birthday treats when the principle came over the PA and said that a terrorist attack has occurred in the city. Neither myself or my classmates knew what that was, we were all nine, but my teacher was in shock the rest of the day. My birthday always reminds me of how blessed I am to still have all of my friends and family here today.
Andrea Sununu Depauw university I was in my office in Asbury when the news reached me. I don’t have a television at home, but TV screens were on in the library and in a few classrooms in Asbury, so I caught sight of a few scenes. [I felt] dismay, disbelief and grief, of course. I was very proud of the way the DePauw community reacted. I wrote to a friend at Mount Holyoke College: “...I came away feeling that if that room of faculty and over 300 students could be airlifted to Washington, some sensible decisions could be made to keep inflammatory, vengeful rhetoric at bay. I felt proud of the students in the audience — the questions they asked were not only sophisticated but also thoughtful, informed and compassionate, not at all jingoistic, as I’d feared. Last night showed DePauw at its best.”
Patrick Schmitz ‘14 11 years old, Germany I remember coming home from school in the afternoon of 9/11. My parents were watching the news in the living room. I could not fully understand the effects and implications this day would have but felt strongly connected to the people in New York, as I was horrified by the pictures I saw. In retrospect, I gained a new perspective on my personal connection with the United States as a European citizen.
Jie Shen ‘13 11 years old, Hangzhou, China I was in my school. I didn’t realize how great the impact and the consequences would be. I thought America was so far away from me and the incident would not impact my life. It is the same thing turning to “terrorism.” I did not understand what “terrorism” means and how horrible it is. But in later years, I gradually learned the remarkable consequence of the 9/11 attacks.
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“I saw the secon building burst in flames. I’ve never b more scared in my
— Leslie Oesterle ‘02, 23rd St., Manhattan
“It is so unfair. There are so many innocent people, mom — Kat McCrea ‘04, Greencastle
“We as imperialistic, capitalistic, opressive America have deserved this; this is the scene we have caused in a plethora of other nations. This could be World War III, and I am terrified.” — Larissa Train ‘02, Greencastle
“The firs thing I thou was ‘Wher Chelsea?
“I have yet to hear about any of my co-workers.” — Jennifer Barsema ‘02, Manhattan
— Stacy Argoe ‘03, Greenca
nd nto been life.”
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9/11: Ten years later “The U.S. is supposed to be powerful enough to keep anyone from attacking, but we can’t believe that anymore.” — Jessica Mason ‘05, Greencastle
ms and dads that were killed.”
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“We can’t escape the violence that is occuring around the world, it’s bound to hit home.” — Rajai Bimbo ‘04, Greencastle
“I ask all members of the DePauw community not to let this difficult time be remembered of one of blind finger-pointing, slander and hate crimes.” — Anas Malik (faculty adviser for Bismillah, DePauw’s Muslim student assocation), Greencastle
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Ten years ago, on Sept. 11, 2001, current DePauw students were sitting in elementaryschool classrooms pulling folders from desks and awaiting the start of another spelling test. Others were in middle school, grabbing books out of lockers and heading to second period math class, DePauw University not yet in their minds. The DePauw University classes of 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005, however, were waking up in their dorm rooms, walking through the streets and sitting in the very classrooms students occupy today. Eric Aasen ‘02, editor-in-chief of The DePauw at the time, woke up on Tuesday morning unaware of what the day would bring. Living in Rector Hall, Aasen took note of students oddly huddled around televisions, and received news of the first plane crashing into the North Tower of the World Trade Center when he checked his email. “I flipped on the TV and it became pretty obvious,” Aasen said. “I remember seeing the towers, one of the towers covered in smoke, so I knew something big had happened.” Aasen didn’t realize the enormity of the event until reaching the Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media where students were watching live coverage in the Watson Forum. Remembering a sense of shock among students, Aasen noted that the room was silent as everyone watched in awe what was happening in New York. “I just remember people being stunned … asking, ‘What’s going on?’” Aasen said. Students across campus were waking up in the midst of a national crisis, and professors, too, were unsure of how to conduct their classes under such circumstances. After watching the morning coverage, professor of political science Bruce Stinebrickner arrived on campus as usual for his 10 a.m. class. Expecting a still normal day of classes, Stinebrickner did not fully appreciate the event until later that morning. “We talked about it in class, but the majority of the students still wanted to continue on with the course material. We still had not realized how big it was,” Stinebricker said. “If there is one thing I recall about that day, it’s how slowly it dawned on me and the students. It still hadn’t fully sunk in by 10 or 11:30 a.m.” Kristin Himsel ’02 recalls a desire to congregate with other students. Heading to her 10 a.m. class, Himsel was relieved to escape the television set and interact with fellow students. “There was a sense of wanting to see people. I, at that point, was happy to go to class. I was eager to know what was going on, but I also, at the same time, wanted a sense of normalcy,” Himsel said. “But class definitely wasn’t [normal]. We didn’t go through what we were supposed to talk about on the syllabus that day. We all just gathered, knowing that something major was going on.” Throughout the day, many professors began canceling their classes as the magnitude of the tragedy became more apparent. Many students remained indoors, glued to their TVs, unable to pull away from the news coverage. Questions began to arise about the safety of students off campus studying in New York City and Washington D.C. Additionally, students from those areas were concerned for the safety of their family and friends at home. “There was a lot of anxiety, not just about what had happened so far away but also anxiety over that fact that perhaps people on campus could be personally affected,” Aasen said. Later that afternoon, the university confirmed that all students studying off campus were safe. One student, a sorority sister of Himsel, did not receive the same good news. Her mother, who was working in the World Trade Center, was never found. Two vigils were held on campus and students, faculty and staff gathered in prayer on East College lawn that afternoon. One vigil, held that evening around what used to be Bowman Pond, was crowded with students holding candles in remembrance of those who had lost their lives that day. Aasen remembers sending staff members out to cover the story for a special section being printed that night. “They were coming back in tears because of how emotional it had been,” Aasen said. Himsel remembers feeling a sense of community and safeness among students at DePauw as everyone on campus dealt with the emotions brought forth by the events of 9/11. In the days following, students gathered to raise relief funds, debate and discuss the tragedy and what caused it. “Obviously that stuff didn’t happen near campus, but still the way we reacted to it, it was as if it was happening next door,” Aasen said. “I think the whole country felt that way.” An event so historically significant is not likely to be forgotten. “It is certainly something I won’t ever forget, and I won’t forget that I was on campus,” Himsel said. “It will always be a memory I have of my DePauw experience.”
10 | Remembering 9/11
The DePauw | Friday, Sept. 9, 2011
Once united, now divided, important lessons unlearned A
s we approach the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we properly move into remembrance mode. This is, indeed, a time for remembering the tragic losses suffered that day. The pain endured by families destroyed is more than I have ever been able to get my head around. This is also a time to recognize the many hundreds of thousands of equally innocent men, women and children who have died – and continue to die – as collateral damage in Iraq and in the global war on terror, which 9/11 set in train. But as we set out to explore the significance of 9/11, I wish to question the basic premise. It ought to be otherwise, but it is not clear that 9/11 registers as all that significant of an event in the course of this nation’s history. On the occasion of the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks, I gave a talk on campus titled “the banality of tragedy.” My point was that there were already signs that the socio-cultural impacts of 9/11
were fading. Much had been made, for example, of the growth in charitable giving among Americans and the rise in religious observance. Americans, it was said, were striving to make meaning of these tragic events and they were doing so in ways that bespoke an apparent desire to live a life more reflective and other-directed. Data from IUPUI’s Center on Philanthropy indicate that Americans today give less as a percentage of GDP than they did before 9/11. As a nation we appear more divided, angrier and more concerned with self than at any time I can remember. I don’t see those “I heart NY” stickers out here in the Midwest like I did when we were all saying, Kennedy-like, “We are New Yorkers.” It might seem inappropriate to note, as I have, that hundreds of thousands of people have died as a result of the war in Iraq only to speak of the insignificance of the event that led to that war. But the better interpretation of Iraq is, as we know, that 9/11 merely provided a pretext for those in the
Bush administration who had long sought regime What about here, at home, in Greencastle? change there. 9/11 did not cause the Iraq war and Where are we as a local people 10 years after the all its attendant suffering. event that promised to bring us closer together This was a choice freely made by the and make us more caring? It is said that the administration, a choice widely supportmeasure of a society is how it treats its ed at the time by the American people. weakest members. Well barring some And despite the enormity of this deciunexpected grant, our local homeless sion, as my students in U.S. Foreign shelter will close its doors this coming Policy recently read, Bush’s war reflectweekend for lack of funds. With winter ed thinking in this country stretching approaching, its current residents must back at least a hundred years. This hope for the best. thinking is that this country is As we look back to a decade ago, called to make the world safe I am reminded of what we have not for democracy and capitalism, yet made of those terrible events. by force of arms if that’s what’s And that only deepens the tragedy necessary to bring to others that is 9/11. BrettO’Bannon the blessings of liberty. — O’Bannon is a professor of political It wasn’t the only factor, but these ideas certainly help explain Obama’s decision science specializing in foreign policy. to take sides in what was nothing less than civil war firstname.lastname@example.org in Libya.
Remembering 9/11 Events and Speakers “Rethinking 9/11: Congress Investigates” | Political Scientist and Journalist Gail Chaddock Chaddock of the Christian Science Monitor discusses the history of congressional investigations and the investigation of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001
Location: Watson Forum in the Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media 7 p.m. — 8:30 p.m.
Where were you when you heard about the 9/11 attacks? Scan the QR code below with your smartphone or go online now to thedepauw.com to hear 17 DePauw students from China, Japan, Russia and here at home, recall where they were when their normal days were suddenly interrupted and their eyes turned to their televisions for the news. By Mami Oyamada, Bre Moore, Anna Olson, Alex Gasaway and Michael Appelgate
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Memorial service On Sept. 11, 2011 the City of Greencastle will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with a service. The service will feature music from DePauwcapella,Greencastle High School Classics, Greencastle Community Choir, and the Bell Choirs of Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church and First Baptist Church.
Location: Bandshell at Robe Ann Park (Kresge Auditorium in the event of rain) 4 p.m. — 6 p.m.
11 | Features
The DePauw | Friday, Sept. 9, 2011
Warhol exhibit shows art as accessible, unique By JACLYN ANGLIS
The walls of the Andy Warhol exhibit are filled with images like those above, showcasing his focus on the ordinary aspects of daily life. Emily Green / The DePauw
“I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking.” Christopher Isherwood’s quotation from the novel “Goodbye to Berlin” welcomes visitors as they peer through the glass doors of Peeler Art Center’s latest collection. Three vintage cameras — a Polaroid Portrait Land, a Minox and a Paillard Bolox — take center stage beyond the quotation in the “Andy Warhol — I am a Camera” exhibit. The trademark recording devices, popularized during Warhol’s time, are situated carefully between candid black-and-white photographs on the left and vibrant, colorful snapshots of posed models on the right. “It’s really, really interesting work, some of the best in our permanent collection,” said art and art history department chair Michael Mackenzie, noting that it was Peeler’s outgoing curator, Katie Johnson, who organized the collection. “She did a fine job, and I don’t imagine how it could get better,” Mackenzie said. “It’s so well-lit and professional, and it’s different from your usual Andy Warhol exhibit in that the main focus is photography.” Mackenzie’s favorite portion of the exhibit is the one-of-a-kind Polaroid shots because they evoke a nostalgic 1950’s feeling for him, reminiscent of Warhol’s Campbell soup can paintings. “I am a Camera,” which opened its doors on Tuesday, is not lacking variety. Just past the cameras are selections of Warhol’s photography, characterized by his original quotations. One display says, “When reporters asked the Pope what he liked best about New York, he replied, ‘Tutti Buoni’ — ‘Everything is good.’ That’s my philosophy exactly.” Rather than showcasing elaborate displays of Times Square or the Statue of Liberty, part of
A vintage Paillard Bolex on display in the center of the exhibit. the exhibit features simple images, such as three relatively plain vehicles in an unidentified parking lot with a bland skyscraper and a crane in close proximity. “He focused on everyday, contemporary experience and the most everyday parts of modern-day life, and he made them seem interesting and complicated,” Mackenzie said of Warhol. “He also made it seem like anybody could make art, radically democratizing something that was usually reserved for the elites. I know some people can get frustrated with this art and think, ‘I could do that,’ but that’s the message.” No two photos in the exhibit are exactly alike. Even a series of snapshots of the same unidentified person feature different leans and stances on the subjects’ part. Alongside posed shots is a plethora of candid shots — a man in the midst of a pasta dinner, a woman speaking on a cell phone — that cause ordinary people to stand out in crowds where they would typically blend in. The beating heart of the exhibit is the video screen playing and replaying Warhol’s famed silent
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films, capturing people’s faces and presenting a type of “living portrait.” Photography professor Cynthia O’Dell encourages students to experience “I am a Camera.” “This is work you might find at the Art Institute of Chicago or even the Tate in London,” O’Dell said. “I just hope students don’t take our museums and galleries for granted.” O’Dell added that she hopes people from the Greencastle community feel welcome to visit the selection. “This exhibit demonstrates Warhol’s photographic vision and also illuminates his painting process. Photography was instrumental in helping him critique an American consumerist culture. This exhibit can broaden the average person’s perspective on Warhol,” O’Dell said. “The Polaroid is also immediate and raw. It is a very different way of working for Warhol. His silkscreens and paintings are often very manipulated and processed. The Polaroid rejects this way of working.”
Students, too, appreciated the unusual aspects of the exhibit. “He’s very different from other photographers. Some may see his work as amateur, but I think it’s really cool that he doesn’t tend to wait for the perfect moment to take a photo or take out different parts of the background,” said junior Daniella Smith. “He just takes the photo as he sees it in the moment.” Smith said she enjoyed how organized the “I am a Camera” exhibit appeared and said the layout helps the viewer stay focused on the photography but didn’t find the bare white background fitting for the man who led the pop culture movement. Junior Tina Galindo, a studio art minor, agreed. “It’s very plain, so maybe some more color would be a good change, because [the background] is just white with a little black and it seems kind of boring.” Both students agreed that it takes an openminded person who genuinely appreciates Andy Warhol or photography to fully enjoy everything the exhibit has to offer. “Warhol is a unique artist. In many ways he set the tone for Art Star,” O’Dell said. “His personality in some ways precedes him. Furthermore, how he constructed his persona is part of his art.” She said the show is professionally installed, and she would not change anything about its operation. The Peeler Art Center Low Gallery is free to visit and open to the general public. The gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.
12 | Opinion
The DePauw | Friday, Sept. 9, 2011
The DePauw | Editorial Board Matthew Cecil | Editor-in-Chief Rachel Cheeseman | Managing Editor Chase Hall | Managing Editor Ellen Funke | Chief Copy Editor Stephanie Sharlow | Chief Copy Editor
Education going public The recent news of DePauw community members’ arrests as a result of social activism is news that, in our opinion, has become all too rare. We’re not talking about the arrests themselves, but the idea of activism on the part of students, professors and staff is less common. Professors and staff at public universities, as agents of the state, are frequently bound by university codes of conduct that prohibit them from participating in any form of political activism so as not to endorse any candidate, measure or position. All university members, including students, are on occasion bound to similar codes of conduct at private, religious institutions to ensure a university’s community acts in accordance with its institutional values. Even private secular institutions are not always spared these codes regulating “permissible” and “impermissible” campus activism. DePauw is not such an institution, and we should all be excited and proud to attend a university that encourages us to take our education to the streets, the steps and the public. Whether we are in Greencastle, Indianapolis, Chicago or Washington D.C., it seems clear that the institution that has inspired many of us to act also encourages it, or at least doesn’t prohibit it. Not everyone in higher education has the luxury of such support in this regard. Whether or not we agree with the politics of the anti-tar sands movement, this commitment to personal values based in a commitment to the truth and its consequences is something we find personally inspiring and motivating. This praise is not without a caveat, however. Commitment to a cause is one thing, but all professors should remember that when they enter the classroom, they have a duty to teach. Political, religious and social alliances are not necessarily in combat with the transmittance of a sound, knowledge-based education, but at times, they can conflict. This can be a fine line to walk, particularly during the discussion of contentious issues, but the solution is not a complex one. Opinion can come from anyone, but knowledge should come from proven methods of research — both materials can be fine sources for education, but one should never be presented as the other. Additionally, we are students seeking to learn and develop our own perspectives and opinions, and we need the freedom to do so without the fear of chastisement or condescension for disagreeing. We are here to learn, discuss and argue, not passively await a world view to be installed in us by anyone. As an institution, we should be proud of the political activists that have become all too rare in our lifetime. They are truly role models of living out a social responsibility we assume as our awareness of important social issues broadens with our education. We praise their commitment to their civic and global communities.
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Happy time is time well spent I
n my time at DePauw, I’ve found that there is one what we please, and none of them will ever come back thing that nearly all of us have in common. Yes, the to us. So why suffer through any of them? My new goal Princeton Review says we all like to have fun, and yes, is to use my 84,600 seconds doing the things that make we all feel superior to the Little Giants in November, but me happiest. what I’m referring to now is our motivation. This doesn’t just mean wasting less time. It applies We’re wildly ambitious, and much of the time, we to my activities and even classes. I enrolled in a painttranslate that initiative and hunger for success into fo- ing class this semester not for credits, but for the sole cused multi-tasking. We juggle leadership roles, form purpose of enjoyment, and I’ve loved every minute of committees and spearhead projects, all while balancing studio time thus far. I think if we slow down our ambifull time classes. Overall, I truly believe we are contrib- tion just a bit, it might benefit us more than that exuting to the greater good, both at DePauw and tra leadership role. I’m trying to find things to do that in a global sense. don’t necessarily make me look good as much as My most dedicated readers — Hi Mom! they make me feel good. — might remember that I once wrote about When we actually throw ourselves behind an how much I love being over-scheduled. I organization or effort, it astounds me what we said I feel uneasy when there’s nothing are capable of doing. I’m so incredibly proud to pressing on my agenda. While this is still attend school with all of you, and see your actrue, I’ve also reached the conclusion complishments. And if everything you do fulfills that I’m actually a bit frightened by your soul, I couldn’t ask for more. how much we try to accomplish. But if you put your head on your pillow But beyond that, I’m even more tonight and realize that you didn’t have time afraid that what we’re doing isn’t today to do what you wanted to do, what what we genuinely want to do. you do have time for is change. We’re only I’m speaking, in this instance, of young once and we have the rest of our ShelbyBremer resume-padding. I’m well aware lives to get ahead. that we need to do things we So as the year gets into full swing, and don’t enjoy that will benefit us in the long run, but lately you’re getting the preliminary emails from all the clubs I’ve been re-thinking how I spend some of my time. you signed up for, don’t forget to ask yourself how truly As a freshman, I thought I had all the hours in the interested you are in an activity. You don’t have to be world to waste. While I wouldn’t trade my first year at the next Ryan Seacrest to love having a show at WGRE. DePauw for anything, I’ve watched the past two years fly And even if something won’t necessarily look the best by faster than I thought possible, and I’ve realized that on a grad school app, but you would love it, sign up and our time is, without a doubt, the most precious com- give it the ol’ DePauw try! modity we have. Why be an officer in a club you don’t — Bremer is a junior from Clarendon Hills, Ill., majoring in really enjoy, just to let your passions fade into neglect? We’re given 84,600 seconds every day to do with communications. firstname.lastname@example.org
13 | Opinion
The DePauw | Friday, Sept. 9, 2011
Only time in summer is island time
PHOTOPINION What needs fixing on campus?
uotes from my summer: “Hey Dave, what time is it?” “Hey Dave, when do we eat?” “Hey Dave, do we have to go night snorkeling? Won’t the sharks eat us?” My answers, in chronological order: “island time,” “half past a coconut” and “yes, but sharks only eat scared scouts.” Working at a High Adventure Boy Scout Camp (yes, not just an Adventure, a “high adventure”) in the Florida Keys, I found that kids constantly ask questions. Whether they were from Ohio, Texas, Minnesota, Kentucky, Iowa or New Jersey, they had a difficult time just relaxing, especially those from New Jersey. No, they didn’t act like the idiots from MTV’s Jersey Shore, though one of them had apparently met Ronnie. “I see this guy coming down the street, and he looks like Ronnie, so I go, ‘come at me bro,’ and then I realize it is Ronnie, and I was like [explicit Jersey slang here].” As you may have gathered, between night snorkeling, deep sea fishing, canoeing across the ocean and traveling through Mangrove islands in kayaks, I had to do a whole lot of babysitting. But after a week of telling little Kyle to not ride the small Key Deer, and warning Pyro Kevin to not burn the poisonous leaves and kill us all, the kids
all learned that not everything has to be structured. student at DePauw to take a break from studying to You can have pancakes at 2 o’clock in the morning. smell the roses. Walk in the Nature Park for a while. You don’t have to eat until you feel hungry. It’s OK Physically smell roses. to dress up in war paint, make a spear and go Even watch prospective students walk hunting for iguanas. around campus like lost sheep. Those yelBut with every group of smartlow folders will forever identify them as mouthed New Jersey kids and Ohio Sky“prospies,” and they have no idea. I like to line Chili lovers (Skyline Chili is an oversort them into Hogwarts houses as they rated restaurant chain in Ohio), came walk by. But as funny as it may be, don’t two adult leaders who had a far more yell “Baa ram you.” difficult time grasping the concept One of my adult leaders from of “island time.” Ohio this summer spent sevThis wasn’t their fault. With eral nights looking up at the sky, every year, our lives become watching shooting stars fly by more structured. Our minds every 10 minutes. At the end of DaveJorgenson are molded by Western educathe week, after much reflection, tion and thinking. We never he announced that he was going question why two plus two equals four. We just to quit his job that he hated and find a new one. memorize it. Kids grow accustomed to eating dinIf I learned anything this summer, it was that ner when they always eat dinner, usually based on you don’t know how you truly feel about somethe time on their cell phones. Those kids grow thing until you take a break from it. Also, I learned into college students, whose classes are oriented not to allow kids to have hermit crab fight clubs. It by schedules and the exact amount of time it takes never ends well. to cook a bowl of ramen noodles. I’m not saying schedules are bad. If they didn’t — Jorgenson is a junior from Shawnee, Kansas, exist, we wouldn’t be able to organize all of our majoring in English writing and film studies. email@example.com tasks into one day. What I am asking is for every straight-A, driven
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“The door handle going into B.R. has been broken by some fun-loving scoundrels.”
Audrey Findlay, freshman “Although we have A.C. in Mason, some are not working well, like blowing out warm air, or making loud noise in the middle of the night.” Cora Oo, sophomore
The DePauw dangerously misses the point The editorial of last Tuesday misses the key point of the conversation brought to campus by speakers Jackson Katz and Don McPherson — that men across campus (and everywhere) need to step up when it comes to violence against women and take responsibility for their part in these conflicts. This widespread, deeply personal issue is not exclusively one that affects the female gender, but everyone on our campus. Because of this omission, this editorial ends up focusing on other “aspects” of this problem: women. The editorial reminds the reader that men are only half of the equation in eliminating dating and relationship violence—women seem to have an equal part. How so? According to the editorial, women encourage each other to dress suggestively, to engage in “dangerous sexual behaviors for physical gratification.” Even if these encouragements are “in jest,” they are still dangerous to women’s safety in social situations. I am offended that The DePauw’s editorial board takes such a reactionary stance on the issue of men’s violence against women. Consent doesn’t depend on how low-cut a woman’s blouse is or how tight her jeans are. It doesn’t matter if she came to a party to drink or to meet men. These are not excuses for anyone to commit rape or sexual assault. Publishing that sexual assault can be prevented by dressing differently or by changing one’s intentions is irresponsible and dangerous. It lays the burden of preventing sexual assault solely on women. This claim ignores the central point brought up by both McPherson and Katz: men also must confront the pervasive issue of sexual assault because they are so often its perpetrators. — J.C. Pankratz, senior
“All buildings should have the new types of water fountains installed.”
Willie Brooks, junior
“The campus looks gorgeous. Thank you to everyone who contributes to it’s beauty.”
Zak Phillips, senior Mary clare / the depauw
14 | Sports
The DePauw | Friday, Sept. 9, 2011
Left: Sophomore Angela Cotherman weaves through the Fightin’ Engineers from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Tuesday night. The Tigers won the match 4-0 on their home turf at Boswell Field. Right: Cotherman fights for possession of the ball with a Rose-Hulman defender. Claire Zingraff / The DePauw
Shutout makes for game of firsts By CONNOR HOLLENSTEINER email@example.com
The women’s soccer team found its first win in a blowout victory Tuesday night with a score of 4-0 against the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Having previously lost back-to-back games over the weekend at the Bob Baptista Invitational, the Tigers came out Tuesday night with a vengeance. Senior Alex Ehr got DePauw on the scoreboard early with the team’s first goal of the season in the fourth minute. Ehr scored a second goal in the second half. Junior Kelly Reeves put the Tigers up 2-0 on a breakaway leading into halftime. Senior Christy Fillenwarth rounded out the scoring for the Tigers in the 60th minute with the team’s fourth goal of the night. “I think it was a victory that our team really needed after coming off of two hard losses last weekend,” Fillenwarth said. “This result gave us a lot of confidence to go into two big games this upcoming weekend.”
The team has been working with a new formation with more of an attacking mindset. Fillenwarth said the change has been a great one for the team. “We started a new formation at the end of last weekend, and I think it will really work for our team and our offense to score some goals,” Fillenwarth said. Head coach John Carter was excited about the results of the game and glad the team had started getting some momentum in the offensive third of the field. “I’m excited we got the win and scored some goals, but it comes down to where we can go from here and how we can grow,” Carter said. “We got better, we scored some goals, and we won the game. At the end of the day it got us to think about our team as a whole.” The Tigers return to play this Saturday against Washington University in St. Louis (3-0) and Sunday against Fontbonne University (1-0) at the Washington University Invitational in St. Louis.
Early lead fuels winning momentum By COLE HANSON firstname.lastname@example.org
The men’s soccer team (2-1) earned its second victory of the season with three goals off an explosive attack in Tuesday’s game against Hanover College (0-2). “I love our attack, we are incredibly dynamic,” said head coach Brad Hauter. “DePauw teams have been built on defense in the past but this year we have a lot of very good players up front.” The Tigers have doubled their shots per game so far this season, in comparison to last season. The constant pressure up front has helped the team bring an offensive edge against their opponents, and it showed against Hanover in the 3-1 victory. “We took advantage of a weaker team, and we were able to attack
more and control the ball,” said senior forward Ryan Keefe. “We tried to use our speed to open up the field to get the ball to our forwards.” The Tigers held a 31-5 advantage in shots. Senior Sam Meyer scored two of the three goals for DePauw. “Ever since camp, we have had a good vibe from our leaders,” Hauter said. “At halftime, at 1-1, we challenged our leaders to find a way, and they responded with two goals and holding the lead to win.” Keefe scored the first goal off a penalty kick in the ninth minute. “It was the first time we have had the early lead this year,” Keefe said. “It’s a good morale booster but can also be a blessing in disguise because you can let off the gas pedal.” That advantage helped the Tigers build momentum early in the game and carry it through 90
minutes of play. “We are not used to the early lead,” Hauter said. “It’s great that we can come from behind, but it’s great that we can get an early lead and hang onto it.” Perhaps the most amazing goal so far this season occurred in the game against Hanover. “Keefe was playing back on defense, and using his excellent vision, sent a ball between defenders to a breaking Meyer,” Hauter said. “Instead of beating the keeper off the dribble, Sam ripped a shot from 25, a bending, dipping bomb and sent it past the keeper.” The Tigers are hoping to keep up the attack and focus on finishes Saturday on Boswell Field at 2 p.m. against Earlham College (0-3) and then against Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (1-2) on Sunday at 2 p.m.
15 | Sports
The DePauw | Friday, Sept. 9, 2011
WGRE sports proud to provide both quality and quantity W
GRE prides itself on providing a well-balanced and ambitious programming schedule to listeners across the world. Whether it’s music, news or sports, WGRE pushes and often exceeds the expectations of what might be demanded of a typical student-run radio station. In particular, WGRE’s sports department is driven by great ambition. We could coast through each semester by doing the bare minimum. We could cover a limited range of sports. But that’s not what our listeners expect from us, and that’s not what our staff accepts as a productive semester of quality sports programming. That’s why we strive to do more. At the end of this fall’s athletic season, WGRE will have broadcasted 105 live sports contests in the 2011 calendar year. That number does not account for potential playoff games in sports like football, soccer and field hockey. The total of 105 also does not include the approximately 12 to 14 DePauw men’s and women’s basketball games and the handful of Putnam County
high school hoops contests we will cover in the final (large charts filled with loads of information about months of the year. the teams) and talking with players and coaches. Thus, it’s entirely reasonable to predict that once All of this work (which doesn’t seem like real 2011 is in the books, WGRE will have hit and potenwork to us) allows us to deliver a high-quality tially exceeded the 120-mark for live sports broadproduct that families, friends, alumni and casts. fans alike can — from any location in the Thinking back, it’s difficult to imagine how world — count on in order to feel as if many hours we’ve spent preparing for games, they are actually at the game. traveling to those on the road and actually While the quantity is significant, the broadcasting them. If you conservatively count quality is just as important. We’ve been each game as lasting 2.5 hours (some take honored with countless awards in longer, some take a bit less time), then categories like “Best Radio Sports WGRE has aired 300 hours of live Play-by-Play” or “Best Radio games. Sports Reporting” from organiIt’s worth noting that WGRE’s zations like the Indiana Associbroadcasters do not simply show up ated Press and the Broadcastfor the games. ers Education Association. RyanFoutty Just as players spend countless Three times, a member of the hours in the weight room and at WGRE sports staff has been practice, WGRE’s sports broadcasters devote an inor- named one of the top-20 collegiate sports broadcastdinate amount of time to memorizing rosters, study- ers in the country. With all that being said, we don’t ing stats, reading notes, creating spotting boards do it for the hardware.
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Football | continued from page 16 “That was a point of emphasis all week,” Srnka said of Kovach. “Not only did we know he was a great running back, but also, we knew he was a great pass receiver. We had to stop the run to get him in long situations at third down so we can pick and choose what we want to do.” Fixing those mental mistakes will be key when the Tigers face future NCAC opponent Allegheny College. Against better competition, opponents’ offenses will convert mistakes into easy touchdowns. “In the first half, we were playing together and were sticking with our assignments to shut them down and get them to three and out,” said junior defensive back Robby Schuler on Tiger Talk. “It’s just assignment problems in the second half which we have to work on.” One major blown assignment occurred in the third quarter when Rose-Hulman quarterback Mitch Snyder threw up a long pass down the middle of the field to wide receiver Dominic Sena for 55 yards. It is instances such as these that Long and Srnka both refer to as not playing “technique defense.” But, as the defense accomplished one of their top goals in stopping Kovach, the offense accomplished on its own by battling through adversity with new faces in key positions. “This offense, our defense and special teams unit, having so many new faces out there, there was going to be adversity,” Long said. “I talked to the team about that later in the week. Things didn’t always look pretty, but guys were fighting together and working together trying to get it done.” After the first two offensive series saw the Tigers trotting off the field after just three plays on each occasion, the offense was bailed out by DePauw’s
Again, our focus is on what our listeners want and need. We realize that not everyone can go to every single game. We also understand that radio broadcasts can provide valuable insights and additional perspectives to those in attendance. This constant consideration of our listeners’ interests is one of the reasons why collaborating with other campus media organizations like The DePauw makes sense. While both media organizations benefit greatly, what truly matters is that the intended audience receives in-depth, first-class coverage that may not be possible without this sort of collaboration. So far, I’ve been excited by the results. — Foutty is a junior Media Fellow from Aurora, Ohio majoring in communications. He is the WGRE sports director. firstname.lastname@example.org
tough defense and excellent special teams play. With first year starter senior Ethan Schweir at the helm and the offensive line failing to provide running backs senior Jon Ellis and sophomore Armani Cato big enough holes to run through, the offense was mostly stalled throughout the first half. “There were a lot of times we didn’t pop big runs because the wide receivers weren’t doing what they were supposed to do,” Long said. “It’s a team effort, so to improve the running game, it starts at the line of scrimmage.” Both Ellis and Cato rushed for a combined 109 yards on 35 carries. Although they both continually made forward progress on their carries, the small gains of two or three yards could have been six or seven if blocks were provided on the Rose-Hulman defense. On third down, quarterback Ethan Schweir often found himself in passing situations and was able to convert short passes to his wide receivers open near the sidelines. But in order to improve the running game, according to Long, the entire team must work as a unit with each member playing his particular part. “We started off shaky and as we went along Ethan got better and our offense got better,” Long said. As the Tigers continue practice this week, the defense will be stressing mental toughness while the offense will be focusing on sticking to assignments and playing more as a unit to open up bigger run opportunities for Ellis and Cato. “We need to still keep coming into practice with a good attitude,” Schuler said. “We’re looking forward to getting better every day and getting mentally prepared, that’s the biggest thing. As long as we trust each other and our core group and as a defense, we’ll start clicking and we’ll start playing well.”
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The DePauw | Friday, Sept. 9, 2011
Kills, enthusiasm make for strong start to season By MICHAEL APPELGATE email@example.com
The volleyball team started last season 2-3. A slow start it later regretted. When it came time for seeding for the SCAC tournament, the team wound up with a low seed. When the Tigers didn’t win the conference title, they did not receive an open bid to the NCAA Div. III playoffs. Head coach Deb Zellers and her team attribute the post-season snub to their poor record through the first five games of the season. Now, with the Tigers’ record taking an almost complete 180 degree turn at 4-1, they’re looking to continue that momentum through the rest of the season. “I think we came in to our preseason a little bit more ready,” said senior Abby Balbach on WGRE’s Tiger Talk. “Given our season last year and the way we started and finished, we knew we had to get down to it.” The Tigers won three out of four games this weekend at the Washington University in St. Louis Bear Classic by scores of three sets to one in all three victories. The lone loss on the weekend was against Washington University, the No. 2 ranked team in the nation. Coming into the season, Zellers stressed the importance of being physically and mentally prepared to develop team chemistry on the court. “Our team chemistry is a little bit different,” said senior Bri Holder on Tiger Talk. “Our team dynamic is a little bit different. Everyone’s a little more relaxed, and that’s making it easier on the court.” The development of that chemistry on the court will be key for the continued success of the team. “Personal chemistry and team chemistry are two different things,” Balbach said. “Translating
that on to the court, it’s a different kind of communication and relationship.” Especially during weekend tournaments when the Tigers play four games over the stretch of two days, encouragement from teammates on day two is what keeps the energy high and continues momentum. “That’s where that chemistry really comes back,” Balbach said. “When we have to rely on our teammates to say, ‘It’s day two, let’s buckle down, let’s get it done.’” The Tigers have been finding success with their tall hitters at the net, especially Balbach and junior Katie Petrovich. Petrovich leads the team through five games with 46 kills while Balbach is second with 39. “Our outside hitters have been finding a place to put it down, whether it is hitting around the block or finding an open seam or hole,” Holder said. “Our serves received has picked up, and that’s something that we’ve been workOutside hitter Abby Balbach jumps to meet a set from Bri ing on.” Serving the ball in the court is Holder during practice Wednesday. Chip Potter / The DePauw something Zellers has also been preaching during the preseason as a way for the make yourself do,” Balbach said. “That’s really what makes good teams great.” team to stay competitive. The Tigers look to improve their winning sea“The controlables are very mental things that everyone knows about but are the hardest to son at the Rose-Hulman Invitational this weekend.
Bye week opportunity to learn both sides of the ball By MICHAEL APPELGATE firstname.lastname@example.org
After the Tigers’ win in their season opener against the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Fightin’ Engineers Saturday evening, the coaching staff and players will have to wait an extra week to return to the gridiron. Next weekend, the Tigers will face Allegheny College. In the meantime, the team is using its extra time to tighten up aspects of the 23-13 win. “There are always things you can improve
on once you’ve watched the tape,” said head coach Robby Long on WGRE’s Tiger Talk. “Any time you can teach off of a win, you’re doing good things as a football program.” One of the key points of focus on the defensive end will be fixing the mental mistakes made in the second half of Saturday’s game. After holding the Rose-Hulman offense to just 80 yards in the first half, the Fightin’ Engineers unleashed an aerial assault that confused the DePauw defense at times. “Part of building this team is going to be building their mental toughness,” said defensive coordinator Scott Srnka on Tiger Talk.
“When we get tired, I think our guys need to focus harder on their task. We gave up some plays because we had missed tackles, and we let guys beat us on a double move.” But there were high points on defense with the constant focus on all-region running back Kyle Kovach of the Fightin’ Engineers. Kovach, who averaged 105.7 yards per game last season, gained just 35 yards on 17 carries.
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