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Course registration system proposal goes public By Nicky Chokran email@example.com
The new course registration system proposal went public on DePauw’s website Monday evening. A dozen students joined Registrar Ken Kirkpatrick for an open forum about the highly anticipated system Tuesday afternoon. “We’ve been looking at different systems for a long time now, since I’ve been Registrar actually,” Kirkpatrick said. Kirkpatrick described the current system as a batch system, meaning students submit a group of primary courses and alternatives. The system then uses those requests and pre-set priority conditions to place them in classes. Kirkpatrick said the strength of the current system is that it allows for a lot of control over priorities during course registration. However, the downside is the system lacks transparency for students to see why or why not they end up enrolled in the courses they request. Kirkpatrick called it “a black box” system. The proposed system is instead a direct enrollment system comprised of three phases: advising and enrollment preparation,
priority registration and open enrollment. “It will basically take the black box out of [the registration process],” Kirkpatrick said. “With this kind of system, you should know either at the time of registration or shortly after why you didn’t get into a course if you don’t get in one that you wanted.” Senior Casie Sambo learned about the proposal from a student government email sent on Oct. 29 to organizations around campus. “There’s nothing worse than getting your schedule back and realizing you only got half the classes you need,” Sambo said. “So I think that we should do it, let’s give a new system a try.” During the advising and enrollment preparation phase of course registration, students will have around two weeks to assemble a course watch list — a sort of “shopping cart for registration,” Kirkpatrick said. During this time, the system will check student eligibility in order for courses to be added to the watch
Advancement office loses another as Petrovich leaves for position at Valpo Left: Jason Petrovich. Courtesy photo By Joseph Fanelli firstname.lastname@example.org
Another key player in the university’s upcoming financial campaign announced his resignation this week. Jason Petrovich ’93, execu-
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tive director of Development and current interim vice president of Development, confirmed that he will leave DePauw at the end of the calendar year to take a position at Valparaiso University in northern Indiana. Petrovich is the second top administrator on the Advancement staff to resign from the university in the past two months. Marcia Latta announced in early
September she was leaving the position of vice president for Advancement at the end of the calendar year. Latta, who lives in Ohio and commutes weekly to Greencastle, cited family reasons. She will
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Above: Monon Bell tickets are for sale online and can be picked up in the Old Gold room in the Lily Center. Online purchasing ends tomorrow at noon, but tickets will be available for purchase during this Saturday's football game. Isabelle Chapman / The DePauw
Ticket sales to the Monon Bell Classic football game at Wabash College are struggling as this year’s matchup rapidly approaches. About 1,000 of the 3,200 allotted tickets have been sold for the Nov. 10 game, according to Athletic Director Stevie Baker-Watson. That number is down from previous years, according to Director of Media Relations Ken Owen. There are 2,199 tickets left for students and alumni to buy from the university. Typically around this time, the game is either sold out or there are only a few hundred tickets left, Owen said. The last time DePauw played the bell game at Wabash in 2010, only around 300 tickets were left unsold. Baker-Watson was not sure why ticket sales were so low, but said that traditionally DePauw
does not sell out when the game is at Wabash. She also said that students may not realize that they have to buy the tickets. She stressed that tickets for away games are never free, but that the university usually handles the cost for students at home games. Owen said that less alums may travel to the game because Percentage of available tickets sold as of Nov. 1
the game is now easier to access online. Tickets can still be purchased online at the DePauw football homepage until to noon today. Tickets, which went on sale Oct. 22, will be sold at this Saturday’s home football game and at the Lilly Physical Fitness Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $15. These sales will be cash only.
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Even 800 miles from New York City, some DePauw students and staff still felt the effects of Hurricane Sandy as it wreaked havoc on the East Coast. It flooded cities, shut down trains, subways and schools, robbed almost four million people of power, and killed 93 as of 5 p.m. Thursday. Management Fellows, Media Fellows and Off-Campus Study Offices reached out to students interning and studying on the East Coast to make sure they were safe. On campus, students from New York City and the East Coast watched the news as Sandy hit their hometowns. Junior Panyin Conduah is from New York near the Hudson River. “Luckily my family hasn't been severely affected by the hurricane,” Conduah, who is also a staff writer for The DePauw, said in an email. “I do know that a lot of my friends that go to school in the city weren't able to go to a school because the Transit System is closed until further notice due to flooding.” Junior Marissa Jansen, a junior interning with NBC’s Today Show, also noted the public transportation problems. “New York City relies on the subway system and without it, people in the city are really limited,” she said in an email. “A lot of my friends haven't been able to make it into work even though they are in the city because all of MTA (Metro-
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politan Transportation Authority) is shut down.” Jansen chose to leave New York City before Sandy struck. “I live on the 18th floor of a very tall building. Losing power would mean not being able to get in and out of my room because of electronic keys, and also the elevators would not work,” Jansen said. Jansen took the last train out of the city on Sunday evening and has been in Saratoga, N.Y., with her uncle since. “It's really unfortunate because I am missing a week of work,” Jansen wrote. On campus, DePauw has provided students with friends and family in Sandy’s path with support. An email was sent to the student body with information on where to find any support they seek. The Office of Student Life and Counseling Services are open for students who need someone to talk to, and a room in the Spiritual Life Center has been set aside for students who wish to pray or meditate. “We informed students about the availability of a room at 500 East Seminary [Spiritual Life Center] where one could pray or meditate because often that is useful to students who may not need or want to talk with a counselor, but would like a quiet to sit and reflect,” Cindy Babington, vice president of student life, said in an email. The support centers will remain available as coverage of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy continues.
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will continue to be based on class standing, placement test results, major, program affiliation and prerequisites. During this first phase, if a student tries to add a course to the course watch and the system declares one ineligible, there will be an option to enter an eligibility code, which students can get from the department chair or course instructor. If the issue of eligibility is due to a student’s class standing, then a student can request a registration standing exception from the Registrar’s Office, which will then grant them the necessary eligibility code. “An eligibility code is not the same as the current system’s SPAC code,” Kirkpatrick said. “It will not get you into the course. It will just let you try to get into the course during the priority phase.” Students will be able to add as many courses as they want to their course watch during this time, and Kirkpatrick is working to figure out a way for students to rank their chosen courses visually on the list. After completing the course watch, students will meet with their advisor to look over the selections and approve the list. Then students will be given an advisor confirmation code, which will be necessary in order to enroll in courses during phase two. During the second phase of new process, priority registration, students will directly enroll into open courses online starting at a set time. The system will check student’s choices for course conflicts and availability and would allow students to add and drop courses all day long. Kirkpatrick hopes to figure out a way to make the number of currently enrolled students in a course and its limit visible so that students can take a course’s popularity into account while enrolling. The third and final phase, open enrollment, will be similar to the current course adjustment system where students can add or drop courses. As far as wait lists are concerned, Kirkpatrick described them as a feature still being developed. The current plan is that during the enrollment phase, if a student does not get into a requested course,
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DePauw Registrar Ken Kirkpatrick speaks with students Tuesday about proposed changes to the course registration system. Isabelle Chapman / The DePauw students will be able to pick an option to be added to the course’s open wait list. Additionally, students will be able to explain why they requested a course so that the professor can make effective decisions about who to let in. Kirkpatrick is the first to admit that there are still many questions that need to be answered before a new system can go into effect. “We need to figure out what the [system and internet] capacity is in the living units particularly,” he said. “There’s an art to that.” Other questions remain about when system will open, how enrollment will be staggered, how quickly the system can process requests and whether students will slot their entire schedule at one time or not. DePauw faculty has also been informed about the new system proposal. Fred Soster, head of the Committee on Academic Policy and Planning (CAPP) described the proposed new system as “complicated” and is not sure that it will solve current problems. He explained that most students and faculty do not want to take morning classes, so most class times fall in the middle of the day. With
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most classes occuring at the same time, not all students can get into the courses they need. Kirkpatrick said the new system would reward students who are responsible. “I think the current system rewards people who are well prepared,” he said “This system will have an equal reward if you prepare well, and a pretty heavy penalty if you don’t, as it should be.” Even though the proposal has gone public, Kirkpatrick is still trying to get student feedback about it. Mark Fadel, DePauw Student Government vice president, has presented the proposal to the Multicultural Greek Council Student Senate and the International Student Association and said that so far it has been well received. Both Fadel and Kirkpatrick urge students to learn more about the logistics behind the new system by accessing the proposal on the DePauw website under the Registrar section. “It’s not a done deal that this [new course registration system] is going to happen,” Kirkpatrick said at the tail end of the forum. “So what do you guys think?”
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The poll was conducted by two respected pollsters, Republican Christine Matthews with Bellwether Research and Democrat Fred Yang with Garin Hart Yang. Both have extensive knowledge of Indiana politics.
Mathews has polled for Governor Mitch Daniels and Yang for the late Governor Frank O’Bannon.
Here are the results of the earlier statewide poll of 800 likely voters. The polls were conducted on Sept 19, 20, 23.
Donelly: 47% Murdock: 36% Horning: 6% Undecided: 11%
The margin of error is 3.5 percent.
Pence: 47% Gregg: 40% Boneham: 5% Undecided: 9%
Numbers are rounded which may cause some races to slightly exceed 100 percent.
Presidential race Obama: 41% Romney: 51% Johnson: 2% Undecided: 7%
Information compiled by Ellen Kobe; Graphic by Lizzie Hineman
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Pickup truck behind library erupts in flame, quickly doused by firefighters By Joseph Fanelli firstname.lastname@example.org
Greencastle Fire Department responded to a fire in the back of DePauw maintenance pickup truck parked in between Roy O. West Library and the university heating plant along E. Larabee St. around 8 p.m. on Tuesday. The fire, which seemed to be contained within the bed of the grey Ford truck, was put out quickly by at least five firemen.
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Office Brad Williams of DePauw Public Safety, who was first on the scene, said the cause of the fire was unknown, although he suspects it came from a toolbox in the bed of the truck. Sophomores Dylan Sheldon and Matt Owen were driving to Phi Kappa Psi fraternity when they saw the flashing lights of the firetruck and then rising flames. "We we're driving back, and we saw this gigantic fire," Sheldon said. "We both thought it was a dumpster at first."
Right: A DePauw maintenenance pickup truck was on fire Tuesday evening behind the university heating plant. The fire was contained to the bed of the truck, and the cause is still unknown. Matt Owen / The DePauw
Petrovich | cont’d from page 1 vice president over the remainder of the semester. The resignations come at a time when the university is in the quiet phase of a major financial campaign. The largest campaign since 1992, the funds collected through donors will go towards capital projects on campus, raising money for student scholarships and increasing assets to erase the university’s budget deficit. Petrovich will begin his new position as the associate vice president for Advancement in January 2013 and will join his former colleague, Lisa Hollander, Valporaiso’s vice president for Institutional Advancement. Petrovich said Hollander, who worked at DePauw for 16 years, most recently as vice president for resource planning and senior philanthropic advisor, reached out to him for the position. He described his new role as a “great career opportunity.” He said the decision to leave was one he made with his wife and that no conflict
with the university led to his decision. President Brian Casey said the university is still in the middle of a search for the new vice president of administration to replace Latta. “I always thought the search would take several months,” Casey said. He said the person selected will choose the replacement for Petrovich’s current position. Casey said Petrovich’s responsibilities will be split up throughout the division until a new candidate is selected. Petrovich said he never had discussions with Casey or anyone else in the administration about whether he might have been a candidate for Latta’s position. Casey declined to discuss potential candidates for the position. When asked if the loss of Petrovich will slow down the university’s campaign, both Casey and Petrovich said that no single person makes the campaign, but that it is a total effort by the department and administration.
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Doing the “bernie” at Nosferatu
Two DePauw seniors squared off in a debate Thursday evening against the National British Debate Team. Earlier this year, seniors Jimmy Kirkpatrick and Robert McMuray sent in a bid to bring the British team to DePauw through the National Center for Discussion and Debate. The DePauw debate team won the bid, and the British team came from Washington D.C. before arriving at DePauw arrived on campus Tuesday night. “It’ll look like we hate each other on stage,” senior Jimmy Kirkpatrick said. “But after the debate, we will invite them to The (Fluttering) Duck.” Kirkpatrick and McMurray represented DePauw, and Willard Faxton and Ettie Bailey-King represented the British. The debate was less formal than a typical debate. “There aren’t skilled judges, just the audience [deciding the winner],” Kirkpatrick said. “There isn’t a real winner or loser. We just want to give the people a good show.” McMurray saw this opportunity as a way to stretch the education he has received at DePauw. “It’s a culmination of a lot of hard work,” McMurray said. “We’re at a liberal arts college, and its nice to live that dream.” Before the debate, DePauw’s team took time to prepare on Thursday. Typically, the team only
prepares 15 minutes before a debate. Kirkpatrick and McMurray planned to cite specific theoretical examples in their arguments about how a third party would affect the American system or bring it closer to the current British system that has more than two parties. “The British’s big advantage is humor,” Kirkpatrick said. “We’re going to play up the patriotism card, but won’t stray too much from what we typically do.” Debating American politics would give the
“Usually we win. But not this one. They were tough.” – Ettie Baily-King, British National Debate team
DePauw debaters an advantage, but the British have an impressive knowledge to make them formidable opponents in the debate. “Faxton writes a blog about American politics,” McMurray said. “My assumption Ettie is just as fluent.” Bailey-King and Faxton tried out, then got selected to debate for England’s National Debate Team. They debate on a circuit in England. “[Faxton] was voted the funniest speaker in the world,” DePauw debate team sponsor direc-
tor of Forensics professor Geoff Klinger said. Kirkpatrick and McMurray were selected by Klinger to represent DePauw. Both have been on the team since their freshman year, and both served as president of the Debate Club: Kirkpatrick last year, and McMurray this year. “Jimmy is always ready to debate,” Klinger said. McMurray also cited the duo’s experience in international debates; he and Kirkpatrick debated Japanese National Debate Team last year. “This is considerably different,” McMurray said prior to the debate. “We can run a different case [than against Japan]. We’re going to run more theory and how it applies to the American system.” Thursday’s debate in Watson Forum aired on local television. It was a public parliamentary debate in which the first person whom spoke also spoke last. Each team received an equal amount of time. Any time America was mentioned Kirkpatrick waived a miniature American flag. McMurray blames DePauw’s woes against the British team in the past to their accent. “If anything [the accent] is in their favor,” McMurray said. “And lord knows I can’t do it. The British have wiped the floor with us in the past, and I blame the accent.” Jeff McCall, professor of communication and moderator of the debate, called the match a tie, telling participants to draw their own conclusion. But Bailey-King thought differenly. “Usually we win,” Bailey-King said. “But not this one. They were tough.”
Greek street trick-or-treat Members of Pi Beta Phi fraternity handed out candy to trickor-treaters Tuesday afternoon during the Panhellenic Council’s annual trick-or-treat event on Locust Street. “It was nice to see all of the little kids come to the house,” said Margaux Fleschler, vice president of philanthropy for Pi Phi. Pi Phi facilitated a “mystery box” game during which kids guessed what items were in a closed container. There were peeled grapes to represent eyes and spagetti to represent brains.
Students dance at a Halloween party at the Green Center for the Performing Arts after a screening of horror film Nosferatu Wednesday night. HOANG NGUYEN / THE DEPAUW
“It was a cool learning activity for them,” Fleschler said. Meg Crowley / The DePauw
campuscrime October 30 • Vehicle fire • GFD dispatched/ extinguished | Time: 7:54 p.m. | Place: Larabee St.
October 31 • Theft of iPhone • Pending | Time: unknown/delayed report | Place: Beta Theta Pi • Welfare check • Subject located/checked okay | Time: 5:26 p.m. | Place: Campus • Nature Park after hours rule violation • Subject located/verbal warning issued | Time: 7:16 p.m. | Place: Campus • Trespass • Subject located/trespass warning issued | Time: 11:11 p.m. | Place: Indiana St.
November 1 • Reckless driving • Officer checked area/ unable to locate subject | Time: 1:08 a.m. | Place: Campus • Alcohol violation • Released to custody of friend/forwarded to Community Standards Committee | Time: 1:12 a.m. | Place: Longden Hall • Noise-Loud People • Subjects located/ checked okay | Time: 12:22 a.m. | Place: Spring St • Suspicious person • Subject located/ checked okay | Time: 3:50 a.m. | Place: Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority • Alcohol violation • Transported to Putnam County Hospital/forwarded to Community Standards Committee | Time: 4:52 a.m. | Place: Bishop Roberts Hall • Alcohol violation • Released to custody of friend/forwarded to Community Standards Committee | Time: 6:34 a.m. | Place: Humbert Hall
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“Angels in America” and its relation to American politics
t’s both eerie and reassuring to consider that the election season will be over in a few days. As the campaigns reach fever pitch, full of all the mudslinging and last-minute rallies one can expect from presidential elections, I’ve often found myself thinking about the state of American politics. My thoughts keep circling back to “Angels in America,” perhaps America’s most-loved political drama. “Angels in America”, Tony Kushner’s 1992 Pulitzer Prize Winning Play, published in two parts (Millennium Approaches and Perestroika), focuses its narrative on two couples: typist Louis Ironson and his lover Prior Walter, Westenfeld and Mormon
law clerk Joe Pitt and his Valium-addicted, agoraphobic wife, Harper. When Prior is diagnosed with AIDS, Louis leaves him after realizing that he cannot be caretaker and endure the associated pressure. Meanwhile, Joe is offered a job in the Justice Department by his mentor, bigoted McCarthyist lawyer Roy Cohn, but Harper, who suffers from crippling anxiety and hallucinations, is opposed to moving to Washington. As the lives of the characters become increasingly intertwined, with Louis and the closeted Joe engaging in a torrid affair, and Prior wondering how to handle Harper’s hallucinations, Prior begins to hear the voice of an angel. The angel proclaims him to be a prophet and presents him with a book with a message to deliver to humankind. The angel implores Prior to halt the migratory inclination of human beings, which she claims tempted God to leave humankind after the San Francisco earthquake in 1906. Prior, aghast at the idea that humans should stop changing, stop moving forward and stop making what Harper refers to as “painful progress,” is
permitted entry into heaven to refuse his prophecy. He says, “I’ve lived through such terrible times, and there are people who live through much worse. But you see them living anyway. When they’re more spirit than body, more sores than skin, when they’re burned and in agony, when flies lay eggs in the corners of the eyes of their children — they live. ... So we live past hope. If I can find hope anywhere, that’s it, that’s the best I can do. It’s so much not enough. It’s so inadequate. But still, bless me anyway. I want more life.” Prior’s exquisite monologue is a testament to the fact that, even in a world filled with despair, Americans will always keep going. In the context of this election, America can’t keep looking backward, can’t keep blocking progress and can’t keep trying to turn the clock back to some puritanical past. Progress is in our nature, and it’s coming, whether politicians are on board or not. In the play’s epilogue, staged five years in the future, Louis, Prior, Hannah Pitt (Joe’s compassionate Mormon mother) and Belize (Prior’s ex-drag-queen nurse)
congregate at Bethesda Fountain. Prior turns to the audience and claims, “The world only spins forward.” He’s right. It’s in our nature to move forward, and it’s just not logical to elect a president who wants to move backward. Political though it may be, “Angels in America” is more than a treatise on American politics. It’s a discussion of American religious life, the social issues that continue to divide our nation to this day and the extraordinary human spirit that makes this country a place worth fighting for. It’s eerie and tragic, raw and electric, full of poetry, danger and boundless hope for the future. Even if America chooses the wrong candidate, even though I keep threatening to move to France should it do so, and even if progress is halted because of that choice, America will find a way to keep moving forward. It always has. It always will. – Westenfeld is a sophomore from Fort Wayne, Ind., majoring in English literature and creative writing. firstname.lastname@example.org
Above: A poster for the movie, which will feature Academy Award winner Olymppia Dukakis and Tony Award Nominee Rose Gregorio. Right: Alex Thompson ‘12 on set. Images courtesty of Alex Thompson.
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Alex Thompson ’12 was a little bit frantic on the plane ride back from his senior year study abroad experience of working in film in Prague. Since DePauw doesn’t have the same production culture that the film school Thompson attended in Prague had, he was worried that when he came back, he would lose that community. Thus, between the Czech Republic and Phoenix, the first draft of Irene and Marie was born. “I decided to write something that I could pursue immediately,” Thompson said. “When I got back to DePauw, I found out that it was much richer than I remembered.” Irene and Marie is a short story about two second-generation Greek women in their late 70s who treat church like a second high school to avoid the realities of growing older. Thompson said he was inspired by his grandmother. “My Yiayia (grandmother) has always been a very funny storyteller,” Thompson said.
Thompson wrote something he knew about and could continue researching and revising. It’s evolved into a project in development in Los Angeles, studded with Academy Award and Tony Award winners. Last summer, Thompson worked as a casting intern in Los Angeles, and this summer, he returned as a casting assistant, working on film sets. Since he knew that’s where film was happening, he wanted to be in that location. “That is where most films begin,” Thompson said. “That’s where the money is – it is in Los Angeles. There’s really no way around it.” Hollywood became involved with his project after he sent a letter of interest to veteran actresses, prompting Olympia Dukakis, an Academy Award and a Golden Globe winner, to respond. He also contacted a producer after reading a book his boss gave him about producing short films. Eventually, members of the cast and crew started falling into place. Thompson also had a lot of friends helping him after he had only been living in Los Angeles for about seven months. “I struck gold with my friends,”
Thompson said. “They really gave back.” In order for Irene and Marie to pass through the final stages of production, he needs to raise an additional $35,000. He plans to speak to donors this week. Later this month, he will do a read through, a final edit and a shot list. He plans to shoot the film over three days, beginning on Nov. 9.
“You’ve got to do shit while you care about it, so that you’ll have the ego and blind ambition to follow through.” – Alex Thompson ‘12
As someone who is a film writer, having award winners shot on a hightech camera in New York City for his project is a blessing to Thompson. If the film succeeds and has a wide audience, it could mean that he gets
the type of career he wants, and that people might come to him for jobs. He has wanted to pursue “the moving image” as a career since he was eight years old. One Thanksgiving, his father gave him a tape camera and told him to make a movie about Osama bin Laden, anthrax and Thanksgiving, which led him to create a “very terrifying” film. “It was like a crazy crash course,” Thompson said. As several years have passed since then, Thompson has written short fiction pieces, twelve or thirteen short films and one feature film. “There’s nothing as beautiful as theater,” Thompson said. Even so, there are challenges for Thompson, such as money, and feeling like he has to justify people giving money. He also doesn’t like the idea of unproduced scripts. He feels if he waits too long to pursue publication, he’ll eventually feel it isn’t worthwhile. “You’ve got to do shit while you care about it, so that you’ll have that ego and blind ambition to follow through,” Thompson said. Thompson said he would not be doing this project now if it hadn’t been for
DePauw, which gave him the chance to make important alumni connections in Los Angeles and get involved with extracurricular activities. “DePauw is like a sandbox for me,” Thompson said. “DePauw has the funding and the faculty to support any dream you have.” Wayne Glausser, a professor of English, only had Thompson in one class but remembers a certain quality of wit that was pretty unusual in someone that young. “He was a really lively and quirky presence in class,” Glausser said. “I could always tell when Alex was ready to say something.” Glausser isn’t surprised that Thompson is involved with a film project. “I’m impressed,” Glausser said. “I really hope this turns into a real career for him.” Michael Sinowitz, an associate professor of English, is also happy for Thompson and not surprised of his accomplishments. Sinowitz said Thompson is the type of person to pursue things very doggedly — Irene and Marie is a sign of that. “Alex is a colorful character,” Sinowitz said.
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Professor Beth Benedix works with the fifthgrade class at Fillmore Elementary School on Tuesday morning. She instructs a creativity course. Ashley Issac / The DePauw
Junior Caitie Adams shows Ty Ishikawa how to play the drums at Art Attack in the great hall of the GCPA on Sunday. Margaret Distler / The DePauw
Students and faculty make creativity a part of curriculum By Liz Hoffman firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s easy to think of the “town-gown” relationship between DePauw and Greencastle as something that involves philanthropy or other charitable events. Professor Beth Benedix, however, has recognized the need for an even more important and lasting link between the two — one that involves not only advancing learning in Greencastle schools, but also providing unique teaching opportunities for DePauw faculty and staff. Since spring 2012, the Putnam County Coalition for Education and the Creative Arts — commonly called The Castle – has provided an opportunity for faculty and students from DePauw to use the creative arts in a public school classroom. The Castle is still in its pilot stage, with programming this semester in Fillmore Elementary School and Greencastle Middle School. Benedix, a professor of religious studies at DePauw, founded the program, which seeks to provide creative programming from artists of various disciplines in Greencastle schools. While The Castle is a newer program, Benedix’s family of experienced teach-
ers and educators have influenced her passion for public schools and the arts. “I’m always trying to find the way in, something that grabs people,” Benedix said. “Public school was always important, then I became part of the Campus Planning Committee [for DePauw].” On the committee, Benedix looked at the relationships between Greencastle residents and DePauw students. When Benedix heard about 826 National, a San Francisco-based movement that provided creative arts centers to underprivileged children in the San Franscisco area, she envisioned similar programming in Greencastle. While Benedix originally considered mirroring the 826 model of a center for the creative arts, she realized it was more important to get programming into the schools. After interviewing local teachers, Benedix found her idea to be well received. “So many teachers were talking about how morale is low, and they want to bring joy back into the classroom,” Benedix said. According to Benedix, the most difficult, and also most important, aspect of The Castle is upholding “curricular integrity” during the weekly workshops. She wanted to make sure the program en-
couraged students to think creatively while continuing to uphold the required core state standards. For each school, one coordinator serves as a liaison between teachers in the classrooms and instructors to ensure that workshops are both creative and educational. The Castle seeks to motivate students to combine creativity and individuality with their learning of disciplines like math and science. Junior Caitie Adams has been involved with the organization since its creation and has helped Benedix brainstorm better ways to incorporate the program into DePauw life. “This [program] is important not only because it feels good to do it, but also because it needs to be done,” Adams said. Benedix also believes in the importance of incorporating DePauw students into the Greencastle community. Currently, The Castle programming includes a weekly workshop from visiting artists, usually DePauw faculty and students. The sessions have ranged from American Idol-inspired presentations, to famous astronomers, to songwriting, to theater, to pottery. Two DePauw professors, Debbie Geis and Tim Good,
led an acting workshop at Greencastle Middle School last spring on Boalian theatre. Since Boalian is an informal theater style with more freedom in form and no spectators, the students began the workshop with warm-ups. To correspond with students’ focus on “anti-bullying,” Geis and Good had the middle schoolers form human sculptures that represented bullying. The students were then asked to form a solution. “The goal was to move from comfort to challenge,” Geis said. “None of [the students] were afraid to participate.” Geis also praised the student helpers involved with organizing all these small groups, such as junior Shani Glover. “The middle schoolers came up with really intriguing scenarios and multiple situations in response to how they would address bullying in their schools,” Glover said. Glover and other students helped to lead many of the activities and facilitated discussion about the negative effects of bullying in schools. The activities gave both participants and instructors freedom to be spontaneous. Benedix emphasized the importance of instructors using their art naturally to help the students feel com-
fortable. In turn, the genuine connections that students make to the workshops will provide the most beneficial learning opportunities. “What we want is people being authentic in the classroom.” Geis emphasized the importance of the student helpers who organized the small group activities. This one example represents the commitment on the part of both faculty and students from DePauw donating their time and energy to this cause. “It’s all volunteer, so it’s just the goodness of people’s hearts,” Benedix said. In the future, Benedix hopes that DePauw students who volunteer with The Castle will receive curricular credit since it can provide an opportunity to gain valuable teaching experience for those studying the arts. Her immediate goals also include expanding into South Putnam High School, so she can follow the students who are already experiencing the program throughout their public school career. She hopes to continue to take advantage of the opportunities that DePauw offers as an institution, as a place for both learning and teaching. “I just see it as an opportunity to create a community that’s already here,” Benedix
Fifth graders from Fillmore Elementary participated in Professor Beth Benedix’s creaivity workshop on Tuesday morning. Ashley Isaac / the DePauw
Professor Benedix teaches identity characteristics to the Fillmore fifth-grade class on Tuesday morning. Ashley Issac / The DePauw
Gabriel Dewey plays on the circle of drums he set up during Art Attack in the great hall of the GCPA on Sunday. The Castle program set up a collection of drums for children and adults to experiment with different sounds and beats. Margaret Distler / The DePauw
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It’s that season again: Bring out the bandwagons
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Monon ticket sales slump from previous years Monon is known as one of our instituion’s most beloved and well-attended traditions. But the current slump in ticket sales implies Tiger fans aren’t as dedicated as in past years. Ticket sales haven’t been this low in years, and while it’s difficult to pinpoint a specific reason why only about 1,000 of the 3,200 tickets have been sold, it’s hard to act surprised. Our football team has been through the grinder this semester regarding the dismissal of head coach Robby Long and a 2-6 record. Understandably, it’s hard to get excited about teams that have a weak track record. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t support our brothers, friends and classmates on the team. They are not a separate entity from the university; they are our peers who have seminars, radio shows, labs, chapter meetings and all the other responsibilities we face as DePauw students, on top of being football players. For that reason, if we can’t celebrate and cheer for a winning record, then let’s at least cheer for our football team fighting to overcome adversity this season.
Yet another key administrative player resigns from position Last week’s editorial about Latta, Long and Stanford departure was written without knowledge of Jason Petrovich’s transfer to Valparaiso at the end of the semester. This development just emphasizes our point that the school might be left as a fast-changing institution without a steady foundation of talent and perspective. We think that President Casey’s plan for the physical as well as academic development of the school will, in the end, strengthen our university. Many of us are jealous that we won’t be around to see most of the changes. But there is a cause for concern regarding the upcoming financial campaign to pay for all of these changes, as well as getting us out of our rather large debt. We hope that the school can replace these top administrative positions with people who will make their time at DePauw a career and not a pit stop, as they will better understand the school’s transition from where we started and the direction we are going. But for now, we’ll continue to ask ourselves: Why can’t we keep these staffers at DePauw? email us at email@example.com
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Beyond the red and blue: 3rd party voting EMILY Brelage
s students at a liberal art college, we’re frequently asked to look beyond binaries — to deconstruct the dominant narratives that, for most of our lives, we’ve been trained to accept. We’re invited to seek a diverse plurality of opinions, voices and experiences to allow us to form a complex understanding of truth. Yet, as the 2012 Election looms near, we’re confined by a two-party coin toss: Romney or Obama? Republican or Democrat? Red or Blue? According to a Gallup poll released earlier this year, a recordhigh 40 percent of Americans reject both political parties, identifying themselves as independent voters. In the current election cycle, the candidates’ flip-flopping and focus on personality rather than policy has only exacerbated this staggering rate of voter dissatisfaction. If October’s series of policy debates were any indication, both President Obama and Governor Romney have demonstrated their inability to distinguish their vision for America as one that
is drastically different from their opponent’s. We have to cut through the political rhetoric and ask ourselves, if Romney or Obama is elected, will the status quo really change? Both uphold a two-party system that leaves candidates essentially saying the same thing, but disagreeing in name or implementation only. Voters seem left without any real choice. So whom do we choose? This is the second Presidential election I’ll be voting in, and the first for a third party candidate. Yeah, I know the chance of my candidate winning the election is nonexistent. I’ve heard it a thousand times: “You’re throwing your vote away.” But my vote isn’t about winning. It’s about sending a message — a message that I hope, one day, might be received by our major political parties. The third-party candidates on this year’s ballot have been excluded from the network debates and mainstream news primarily because they’re deemed not worthy of the column space or the airtime. They don’t fulfill the horse race that reduces political ideology to red or blue, right or left. Their absence from media coverage is fundamentally detrimental to democracy, denying us the chance to explore multiple viewpoints that we might
find more fitting to our own personal beliefs. Writing off the Greens, Constitutionalists and Libertarians as “fringe groups” won’t work anymore. The fringe is becoming exceedingly large. Our country was founded upon a revolutionary spirit — a sensibility that citizens should not have to placidly accept the infractions and inconsistencies of its government. Unpopular as it may be, third party voting similarly replicates the action taken by our Founding Fathers: to speak out against systems that privilege the voices of few over many. Rejecting the Republican and Democratic parties is symbolic — for now. But it’s not entirely futile. When I sent my absentee ballot off in the mail last week, I knew I was making a decision in good conscience. As a citizen, that’s my responsibility. I can only hope that others will do the same. So you can think what you’d like about my vote being a wasted one. I’d argue that a wasted vote is one for someone you don’t totally believe in. – Brelage is a senior from Indianapolis, Ind., majoring in English writing. She is the founder of the Young Americans for Liberty at DePauw. email@example.com
ith the San Francisco Giants’ decisive World Series victory and the new NBA and college basketball seasons just beginning, it’s time for bandwagon fans to come out of hiding. Each year, with each sport, a new team earns America’s interest. I imagine San Francisco merchandise is selling very well right now. If I were a gambling man, I would put some money on Lakers stock as well. Most bandwagoning, or at least in the Lakers’ case, results from the “Avengers effect.” Throw a bunch of superheroes (or the American equivalent: an all-star line-up of famous talented basketball players) together into a team and watch them wreak havoc. How can you dislike such a noble and powerful pursuit for triumph? The Indiana University men’s basketball team serves as a perfect example of my point. One buzzer beater to beat a No. 1-ranked team, and the country goes berserk. Suddenly, there are tons of new Hoosiers fans. I have actually heard stories from students here who wanted to attend IU because Christian Watford hit that three to upset University of Kentucky. To each his own, I
suppose. The IU bandwagon is about to surpass University of Notre Dame’s bandwagon because IU has received the nation’s top preseason ranking. Hailing from the glorious state of Indiana myself, I cannot feign contentment for Indiana sports’ success, but I dare not call myself a true fan of every Indiana team. My point is that sports fans are fickle. I know there are some die-hard Lakers fans out there, but many are fans due to the high expectations for this year’s Lakers team. The same thing happened with the Miami Heat. It happens every year with the New York Yankees. The teams with the most superstars sell the most tickets and jerseys. No one is even thinking about the Chicago Bulls this year, who, after suffering the injury of star point guard Derrick Rose, fell under the media’s radar. Even the Indiana Pacers, a team with recent success in the playoffs, cannot compete with the media coverage of New York, Los Angeles and Miami teams. Such is the nature of sports in America: if you don’t have the stars or the drama, you will be forgotten. If you can remember, the Olympics were only a couple of months ago. We were all rooting for the women’s gymnastics “dream team,” volleyball’s dynamic duo Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor, and swimmers Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps. Now what? Do we even care about them? I would be lying if I said I did not jump on this bandwagon, but I think it is safe
to say that we are not loyal to the hard-working athletes. We need to be more supportive of our Olympians outside of the Olympics. Our sports society only cares about the latest highlights and top controversies. The true sports fans are dying out, or at least fading away, overshadowed by the superficial hype surrounding the biggest trades and biggest plays. It is easy to watch sports and enjoy them, even if you do not have a favorite team. But you are a not a true fan until you support your team for at least several years. Die-hard sports fans are not created in a day, a play, a season or a year. They are forged carefully and steadily upon the anvils of dedication and passion. We can all enjoy the fantastic spectacle of that which is sports, but I ask that we take careful consideration when we brand ourselves in the sports world. Success is easy to cheer for, but loyalty is hard to maintain. Are you willing to endure the peaks and valleys of a particular team, despite the negative press, losses and trades? Or would you rather hop from team to team, totally content to clinging to the coattails of fleeting victory? Your loyalty is worth some thought.
Last week the Multicultural and Community Life Office (MCLO) posted the “My Culture Is Not A Costume” campaign in the Hub seeking to raise awareness about common Halloween costumes that caricaturize marginalized groups. MCLO hoped the poster campaign would inform the DePauw community that dressing as someone’s culture can be offensive. It saddens me that at an institution that prides itself as the “Harvard of the Midwest,” we would even need a poster to inform us when we’re being offensive. However, it is clear we need much more than that. This past Halloween, there were countless students dressed in sombreros, ponchos and mustaches. But don’t feel bad; the “Mexicans” had friends. There were gangsta rappers in baggy clothing, geishas, Jamaicans, “townies” and
many other costumes that were meant to be funny, but missed the mark. I dressed as Bruce Jenner for Halloween, and some of you may be thinking, “What’s the difference between going as Bruce Jenner — a white person — and going as a ‘Mexican?’” One, white men sit comfortably atop our patriarchal society and are not marginalized like the disenfranchised groups that were stereotypically depicted this past weekend. Two, even if white men were an oppressed group, going as a specific person like Bruce Jenner does not represent an entire race of people like dressing as a “Mexican.” Dressing as a “Mexican” or any other marginalized group further perpetuates common stereotypes of these groups. These are people’s cultures — not a last minute Walmart run. When you dress as other races,
PHOTOPINION What was the most creative costume you’ve seen for Halloween? “(English) Professor Geis wore a crown and robe to our Performance Poetry class. She was a Vampire Empress.”
John yates, sophomore “Cross Country Coach Kori Stoffregen as Darth Vader.”
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you risk losing the ability to differentiate real people from these stereotypes and caricatures. How long will we allow “ignorance” to justify these inadvertently racist actions? Ultimately, we are all here to learn and to grow as individuals — that’s what college is all about. I’m not asking for a rally or a forum. I’m asking some of the brightest students in our nation — on Halloween or any other occasion where you might consider dressing up as another race — to take the back of your wrist and wipe some of the smudge from your blinders before you do.
to come home to the bike racks at The Inn at DePauw. We don’t know why she left, whether someone cut her lock and carried her off, or if she just decided she needed some fresh air in the countryside. But, look, we miss her. Twelve students enjoyed hanging out and riding around with all of her bike friends last week. That’s a lot of friends! And they all rode out to the awesome campus farm site. It was a lot of fun! We hope that Community Bike #10 finds her way home, as we look forward to many cycling memories to come. With love,
— Justin Agrelo senior
— Junior Allison Orjala and seniors Ali Pistoia and Alicia Whitney The Sustainability Interns
Please bring back bike #10 We would like to make a plea to Community Bike #10. She’s missing. Please, if you see her, tell her
Megan Everhart, sophomore “(Fifth-year) Mikey Padilla and (junior) Dakota Dalton were Dragon Ball Z characters.”
Sarah Leander, sophomore “(Sophomore) Storm Strader as Chocolate Boy.”
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That season she appeared in 16 games, scored two goals and tallied one assist, and Richmond won the Atlantic 10 Championship. During the summer, she didn’t experience the pain at all and went back for her sophomore season. “I went maybe two more days of preseason and my feet were dying,” Ellis said. “My parents came to help me move in, and I started crying. I looked at them and said ‘take me home.’”
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sure I had steam coming out of my ears.” That anger translated into a new commitment to improve her field hockey skills. Ellis started playing indoor field hockey, which is played with five people on a basketball court. “It is so fast and the ball can’t come off the ground,” she said. “You truly have to have skill. It teaches you to be very disciplined. You can’t ‘kind of’ do a move. You have to commit to it and have very good footwork.” Ellis was ready to lead her school field hockey team, a group of 12 seniors, in her senior year. She also started making a list of schools to apply to and decided to try for Richmond. “I went on an official visit to Richmond. ... I absolutely fell in love with it and realized that this is what I want to do,” Ellis said. Spiders head coach Gina Lucido couldn’t guarantee Ellis a spot on the team, and Ellis waited through October
word on her status. Finally, during biology class near the end of October, she got the news she was waiting for: she had a spot if she wanted it. “I got up so fast and sprinted out of the room,” Ellis said. “The rest of the day, I paid no attention in class, and I was so out of it in practice. I was just so happy.” Two weeks later, Ellis called Lucido to accept the offer.
The Richmond experience
Upon arrival, Ellis was moved from the midfield position to a forward spot. Immediately, she was intimidated by the 5’7” and 5’8” seniors who possessed skills beyond Ellis’ ability. “I remember we worked on reverse chips, I looked at the coach and said I couldn’t do it,” she said. “The whole season, coach (Ryan Elliott) called me ‘little one,’ and he took me under his wing.” In the team’s first game against American University, Ellis was terrified of playing. Down 2-0, Lucido called on
the Spiders’ only goal of the game off of a rebound. “When I was in that game, I realized I was okay,” Ellis said. “But after the first game, I didn’t get a lot of playing time, and I was so confused. I was just so inexperienced compared to other girls.” She was also afraid of making mistakes on the field. To improve her abilities, she worked with Elliott, a secondyear assistant from Northern Ireland, in the afternoon before every practice. Coming back after winter break, she practiced every day for a month at 7 a.m. It was all running, and one day she realized her feet were sore. “I’d never heard of plantar fasciitis,” Ellis said. “Then it got to a point where I would wake up in the morning and fall.” She and her coaches decided it was best for her to just rest, but not running began to wear on Ellis psychologically. “It turned into a mental thing: ‘Why is this happening to me? I’m so young, why now? I have so much going for me now,’ ” she said.
Ellis called the ride home the longest 12-hour drive of her life. She declared her decision not to return to Richmond to Lucido, and then told the team. “It was so hard to convey how it really was,” she said. On the way home, her father called DePauw’s Admissions Office and found out she could attend the university right away because she had been accepted as a high school senior. DePauw head coach Gina Wills was excited about the news that Ellis was coming to DePauw because she had tried to recruit her out of high school. For Ellis, she was still unsure about the decision, but did the only thing she knew how to do, which was to push herself in the Tigers’ first preseason practice. Ellis’ arrival brought a new energy and dedication level that was contagious. On the field, Ellis’ skills that she had learned in Richmond were paying large dividends for DePauw. She scored 24 goals her first season, at one point tallying a goal in 13-straight games. The Tigers finished 13-7 her sophomore season. Ellis started every game, and with Wills’ help, she learned to cope with plantar fasciitis. “She’d be in every drill and every practice,” Wills said. “She never complains about [the pain], and never asks not to practice.” In Ellis’ junior year, she and junior teammate Bridgette Shamleffer lead DePauw to a 16-3 overall record including a 12-1 record in the team’s first season in the NCAC. Ellis again scored 24 goals and Shamleffer added 10.
The Ellis effect
Ellis is not the prime reason why DePauw’s field hockey program won its 18th game Thursday afternoon — a university record — and is looking for its first NCAA Div. III tournament appearance in more than a decade. But
she sure is a large part. When sophomore Paige Henry was conducting her college search as a junior in high school, she visited Richmond and met Ellis. Henry decided the Div. I commitment level just wasn’t right for her. When she visited DePauw during her senior year, she saw Ellis again. After that, she knew the Tigers’ team had potential. Same with fellow sophomore Maggie Campbell. The two sophomore forwards play with Ellis up top and look to emulate much of what they see from her on a day-to-day basis. “Her shot variety is really impressive,” said Henry, who has nine goals and eight assists this season. “I’m always watching her, trying to learn, and so is everyone else.” Campbell, who is DePauw’s assist leader with nine this season, said Ellis’ unrelenting defense makes her the player she is. “Something Margaret has, besides her skill, is her attitude,” Campbell said. “That’s something people try to pick up and imitate, and that’s something that’s going to be harder to replace than her skill.” That attitude comes from Ellis’ refusal to quit. She said her plantar fasciitis affects her every day and has progressed from just her right foot two years ago, to both feet now. “I take Aleve and Advil like it’s candy,” Ellis said. “It sucks, but I’m sure other people would have called it quits.” She hasn’t, and now holds DePauw’s all-time scoring record with 74 goals, and points record with 168, after just three years. “I may have the goals, but there are 10 other people who are right there that should get just as much credit,” Ellis said. Wills said there is a culture on the team that recognizes now how to achieve success. “Margaret is a big part of it,” Wills said. “Her work ethic, coming early and staying after, becomes the norm. Margaret doesn’t like to get beat. She never quits on the ball.” The same day Ellis broke the points record, she said her sister texted her after the game and said she was proud of her for breaking the mark. At that point, Ellis said, she finally felt like she was no longer a Spider, but a Tiger. “I wanted to leave a mark,” Ellis said. “When I play field hockey – that’s my thing.”
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NCAC Players of the week
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Head coach John Carter has said all season that his team never quits. Thursday evening in the NCAC semifinal was no different. After a 0-0 halftime score, the DePauw women’s soccer team put up the first goal of the game in the 60th minute then gave up a goal 20 minutes later at Wittenberg University. Not soon after the referee blew the whistle to begin play did the Tigers score again, this time off of a penalty kick. DePauw held on to the 2-1 victory and will proceed to the NCAC championship game Saturday against Denison University (6-10-2) at 2 p.m. “It was exciting. We found another way to get it done,” Carter said. “We should’ve played better because we went in already having played them a week ago. Our goal was to slow them down and make them play at our pace.” On Oct. 23, Wittenberg (11-4-3) beat DePauw (6-10-1) 2-1 while outshooting the Tigers 22-9. In Thursday’s game, the final shot tally still favored the Wittenberg, but this time is was 10-7. Carter attributed his team’s better performance to countering their offense with a different strategy. He employed a low pressure scheme, where his players would go no farther than Wittenberg’s 35-yard line and force them to push through. This forced Wittenberg to utilize lob passes or long chances. “There were times when we were not too great at it, and they were able to put some shots on us,” Carter said. “But there was nothing really threatening.” Early in the second half, DePauw was dealt a huge setback when junior midfielder Angela Cotherman got knocked in the head as she challenged for a header and was taken out of the game. After 15 minutes, The Tigers let off a shot that hit off the goalpost, and sophomore Chloe Jacob buried the ball off the rebound. “We had 30 minutes left, and [Wittenberg] became more direct,” Carter said. “They had some chances and opportunities.” DePauw gave its opponent a golden opportunity off of a goal kick. Kayla Murphy tore down the field and beat Tigers’ goalkeeper Emma Cooper to even the score. Immediately after, it was freshman Meredith Schoenfeld who took on a defender one-on-one. She was fouled in the box, and DePauw was awarded a penalty kick just 24 seconds after Wittenberg’s goal. Senior Dana Sprague then slotted it in for the go-ahead score. Carter’s team held on defensively for the final 10 minutes for the program’s first NCAC postseason win. “It was heart and guts really,” he said. “As I told them, the oyster is open and the pearl is showing. People look at the record, but we played a competitive schedule and lost some tough matches. The girls battled, and they never lost belief. I told them to not listen to anyone. What matters is what we believe and we have to keep fighting.”
Cato Armani DePauw junior running back Armani Cato from Fayetteville, Ga., helped lead the Tigers to their first NCAC victory in school history Saturday over College of Wooster, 27-16, by rushing 21 times for a career-high 111 yards and two touchdowns. Cato, who didn’t lose a yard on any of his 21 carries on the afternoon, also added one reception for 25 yards in the victory.
Angela Cotherman DePauw junior midfielder Angie Cotherman from Lake Forest, Ill., scored all three DePauw goals last week including two free kick strikes Saturday to send the Tigers into the NCAC Tournament. The free kick goals were the equalizer and the game-winning goals that moved DePauw from going home to advancing to the Conference Championship.
Friday, November 2, 2012
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Moving right along: DePauw runs over OWU to proceed to NCAC final By Kara Jackson email@example.com
It was business as usual at Blackstock Field. DePauw, the No. 1 seed in the NCAC conference championships, faced No. 4 seed Ohio Wesleyan University on Thursday afternoon in the semifinals and won 3-0. With the win, the Tigers advanced to Saturday’s NCAC title game now 18-1 on the season. The last two times the Tigers faced the Battling Bishops (10-8) the game was decided in overtime or the final moments of the second quarter. One minute into the game, DePauw was awarded two consecutive penalty corners, which set the tone for the afternoon. The Tigers held a 16-1 advantage over Ohio Wesleyan in penalty corners. Senior Margaret Ellis and sophomore Paige Henry took advantage of a corner opportunity to connect for the first goal of game. “I was really glad to get a goal in the beginning to relieve some of the pressure,” Henry said after the game. “We discussed what the goalie didn’t do well, and used that to my advantage to place the ball.” Ohio Wesleyan started the second half without tallying a shot on offense while racking up nine saves on defense.
Junior Chelsea Cutler took a left side penalty corner three minutes into the second and passed to Ellis, who put another goal on the board for DePauw with a lofty shot over the defense and into the net. Sophomore Maggie Steele recorded with Div. III leading 14th shutout of the season, and Cutler — along with DePauw’s defense — challenged the Battling Bishops leading scorer Montana Knapp throughout the game and held Ohio Wesleyan’s offense to zero shots on goal the entire game. “I think the main thing we need to do is to keep staying patient on defense,” Henry said. “The other team gets frantic and doesn’t know what to do with it if you give them a little space.” Sophomore Maggie Campbell picked up a pass from freshman Grace Goodbarn in the middle of the circle and slid one past the goalkeeper in the 44th minute for a 3-0 lead. “It’s very exciting to play [Ohio Wesleyan] again and they are a strong team,” head coach Gina Wills said. “We were able to score on corners today, and I think that will be key again to get some space inside the corners to be successful.” DePauw will face Denison University (15-5) in a repeat of last year’s final game where the Tigers lost 2-0. The NCAC championship game will be Saturday at Blackstock Field at 12 p.m.
Sophomore Paige Henry dribbles down the field during Thursday's game at Blackstock West. The women continued a 17-game winning streak, beating Ohio Weslyan 3-0. David Morgan / The DePauw
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Matt Gleason DePauw junior Matt Gleason from New Albany, Ohio, helped the Tigers to a 193.5-86.5 win over Washington University in St. Louis by winning three individual events and swimming a leg on the winning 200 medley relay. Gleason touched first in the 100 butterfly (51.63), 200 fly (1:55.90) and the 200 IM (2:01.55).
Margarett Ellis DePauw senior forward Margaret Ellis from St. Louis, Mo,. rattled the cage three times in her final regular season home match on Blackstock West Field on Saturday, then scored in the NCAC semifinal Thursday afternoon. Ellis’ broke the school record for goals scored in a career Saturday and is adding to her record, now at 74. Her hat trick Saturday was her fifth of the season and 10th in her three seasons at DePauw.
Ten minutes in to the second half, Elliott tore down the right sideline and sent a low cross into the box. The ball didn’t find a foot until it wound up with Weaver on the left side of the goal. Weaver then crossed it back into the box which found sophomore Nate Snyder wide-open. One minute later, it was Elliott again who, this time, streaked down the left sideline and passed it off to Morrison at the top of the 18yard box. He unleashed a shot that rebounded off the crossbar to freshman Alieu Musa. As Musa controlled the ball, he was taken out from behind, and DePauw was awarded a penalty kick.
Morrison calmly slotted the ball in the lower left corner to complete a two-goal turnaround for a 3-2 lead. “[Hiram’s] front six is phenomenal,” Hauter said. “But if you can break the pressure of the front six, their back four is not as strong, and we felt like we could really run it. Our focus was to break the front six and go. They committed to it.” The Tigers held on for the rest of the game as they dropped back one extra player, but still kept up the offensive pressure. “We were working hard, and everybody was getting back and winning balls in the air,” Morrison said. “That was what ultimately gave us the win.” DePauw outshot the Terriers 20-12 despite Hiram holding the edge in corner kicks, 8-6.
Senior Dean Weaver and Sophomore Nate Snyder celebrate Snyder's goal against Hiram College at Boswell field Thursday night. DePauw won 3-2. Ashley Isaac / The DePauw
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Friday, November 2, 2012
Why not two? DePauw to play for secondstraight NCAC title By Michael Appelgate firstname.lastname@example.org
Margaret Ellis: mind over body Margaret Ellis’ painful medical condition forced her out of Div. I, but not from becoming a champion By Michael Appelgate email@example.com
People walk up and ask “what number is Ellis?” They’re always surprised when they spot a 5-foot-2 player holding a stick half her size. Then Margaret Ellis hits the ball. It’s a sound heard hundreds of times on Blackstock West Field. When the senior from St. Louis, Mo., takes a shot, the sound even echoes across Boswell Field. Last Saturday was the climax of Ellis’ collegiate field hockey career. She scored her 72nd goal at DePauw, breaking a 25-year-old record held by Colleen Konicek, ’88. Two weeks ago, she broke Konicek’s all-time points record as well. She usually isn’t one to celebrate on the field, but when Ellis broke the points record, it was meaningful because of the journey she went
through to get there. Ellis transferred to DePauw after her freshman year at Div. I University of Richmond, just days before the Tigers began preseason practice. Her body could no longer handle a Div. I athletics workload, even though her mind was committed. She was diagnosed in the spring of 2010 with plantar fasciitis, a condition that commonly affects middle-aged people, but sometimes can affect athletes who are on their feet a lot. But for Ellis, who is driven by a passion and intensity for athletic competition, sitting out wasn’t an option. Field hockey was not her first sport, but it is the sport that has now defined her DePauw athletic career.
Just trying something new
Before entering high school, Ellis was focused on playing soccer. Since the age of four, Ellis idolized soccer star Mia Hamm, and said she always had a penchant for the back of the net. But her older sister, Meredith Ellis ’09, played field hockey for DePauw. So when Margaret entered the Whitfield School in St. Louis, she decided to go out for field hockey as a way to get better acquainted. “I was like Bambi on ice,” Ellis said of when she
first starting playing. “I wanted to use both sides of the stick, and I thought you could kick the ball.” Her junior varsity team was made up largely of freshmen. She was elected captain and played at the middle midfield position, which she held through her senior year. Ellis described herself as a “maniac” during games. After her first season, she started playing on a club field hockey team following her spring soccer season. During the summer before her junior year, her club coach told her to start thinking about playing field hockey in college. Ellis made a highlight video and sent it to many Div. III Midwest schools, including DePauw. She then visited a few colleges, including Rhodes College. Before visiting Rhodes, Ellis was unsure about whether or not she would pursue either soccer or field hockey collegiately. Her visit with Rhodes head coach Jane Wells changed everything. “She told me ‘I don’t think you’re at the level for college field hockey,’” Ellis recalled. “Then she made a comment that I should go play club. … It made me so mad. I remember walking off, and I’m sure I had steam coming out of my ears.”
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The Tigers’ strategy to beat the defense of Hiram College was hustle, and that’s what produced two goals in exactly one minute. The DePauw men’s soccer team won 3-2 led by two goals by sophomore Andy Morrison to advance to defend its NCAC title. The Tigers will once again travel to Ohio Wesleyan University in a rematch of last year’s title game. “They are hungry,” head coach Brad Hauter said. “It’s a mental toughness – we got scored on, and we came back. Go back all the way to Hope College: we got scored on in the first 90 seconds of the season, and we came back. This team is as mentally tough of a team I’ve ever worked with. They don’t get rattled.” DePauw kept its composure time and time again against Hiram when Terriers’ goalkeeper, Kirby Rice, blocked multiple Tigers shots. Going into the Thursday’s tilt, the freshman goalkeeper for Hiram hadn’t surrendered a single goal in NCAC competition and displayed his goalkeeping shrewdness when he blocked three tough DePauw shots in the first 20 minutes. It was the Terriers who struck first as Ty Smith headed a ball past DePauw goalkeeper Tony Halterman in the 28th minute, but the Tigers answered right back. Junior George Elliott began an attack in the middle of the field and sent a through-pass to senior Dean Weaver sprinting down the right sideline. Weaver corralled the ball and curled into the box to draw in the Hiram defense. He crossed it in, and Morrison buried it for his first goal. The Terriers responded with an incredible individual effort by Ryan Kramarz. Kramarz brought the ball down near the left sideline while fighting off Morrison trying to win possession. He got all the way down to the left side of the 18-yard box, passed it off, then received it again to unleash a shot past Halterman. At the half, DePauw was down 2-1, but outshot the visitors, 12-6. “We felt at halftime we didn’t deserve to be down,” Morrison said. “We were creating, and we gave up two lucky goals for them, and we knew it was a matter of time that we could covert one.” Added Hauter: “It was coming. We were playing great. We just made a couple of dumb mistakes, but it was there. We needed to get one in the first 15 minutes or else it would start dragging on.”
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