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THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012
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Park to retire; Rhine steps in T.J. Thomson
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Chadron State College President Janie Park announced Tuesday she was retiring effective May 11, and that Randy Rhine, vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Services, would serve as interim president. Park’s resignation seemed abrupt compared to other recent retirement announcements that were made many months in advance of their effective dates. Although the retirement announcement was made a month and a day in advance of its effective date, Rhine thought the timing was logical. “President Park’s timing makes perfect sense,” Rhine said Wednesday, adding that Park would have time for closure, and that this plan “was in place for some time,” meaning her retirement has been in the works for several months. Rhine is working on the transition to make it as smooth as possible. “I had a meeting with the steering committee yesterday after the announcement,” Rhine said. “We need to keep doing good work and stay focused.” Rhine said that some restructuring would take place to allow him to manage both his current duties and his new ones. Park “They’ll be some rearrangements,” he said. “There are some things I plan on keeping close to me. The first is enrollment management and the second is college relations.” He added that additional structures were put in place to allow the college’s administrative systems to function efficiently during the transition. Rhine said he didn’t know if he would be leading the search committee for Park’s replacement; however, he said he has considered applying for the position. “I believe I will be interested,” he said. “I do like Chadron State College very much. There are great people; great students here.”
Randy Rhine, vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Services, gestures during an interview with The Eagle Wednesday.
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Objective: enemies are to be killed on sight unless there is a surrender. These words were said by Cadet Justin Dekok, 22, senior of Kearney, as he read the operation orders for the Army ROTC lab exercise at Chadron State College. The ROTC conducted a situational training exercise on C Hill, south of the main football field Wednesday, April 4. This exercise is performed once a week during the second semester of every year. Franklin Annis, 31, assistant professor of military science, said these lab exercises “teach cadets to be leaders. It gives them the skills to save lives.” Cadet Cambodia Annis added that the cadets Reis, freshman of “need to learn how to move fast Rapid City, S.D., and efficiently when attacking. briefs another cadet during ROTC It’s called violence of action.” Lab on April 4. Throughout the 2-hour lab exercise, nine cadets trained to better themselves in decision making, leadership skills, and planning. Capt. Raymond Paul Phillips, assistant professor in military science, told the cadets to “train like you will fight.” Chadron State’s ROTC program has 21 cadets and continues to grow. Annis said, “we are doing quite well for how young CSC’s program is in cadet training.”
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After coming to Chadron State in 2005, Rhine said he has enjoyed his time and, at this stage in his career, “isn’t looking forward to another move.” He said it was his preference to stay in his current role if he doesn’t apply for or get the presidential position, but said that the decision might not be his to make. “It depends who is president; that might not be my decision,” he said. Rhine said the greatest challenge the institution faces within the next year is the multiple capital construction projects and keeping them on track. Citing the recent monetary appropriation for the Armstrong Gym’s renovation, plus the expansion of CSC’s residence halls, and the Rangeland Agriculture Center’s construction, Rhine said the college is “poised for some positive things.” “It’s going to be a challenge to keep all of these tracking,” he said. “We need to be vigilant.”
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Student-produced magazine on CSC's horizon for fall 2012 Sarah Frei & Rebecca French Contributors Chadron State College’s inaugural student-produced magazine, ACCLAIM will be a 48-page, full-color magazine detailing the past, present, and future of Chadron State College and its students. ACCLAIM is sponsored by The Media Club, and will be published annually each fall. The Media Club is looking for marketing majors, art majors, English majors, graphic design majors, business majors and many more to contribute to the magazine. Based on student interACCLAIM's logo est, students who contribute could receive 3 credit hours towards elective general education requirements. Faculty sponsors for ACCLAIM are Kathleen Kirsch and Shafiq Rahman, associate professors and department co-chairs of the Communication and Social Sciences Department, Shaunda French, assistant professor, and Michael Kennedy, instructor.
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“A lot of larger colleges have magazines,” Media club President, T.J. Thomson, 21, of Golden Colo., said during an April 3 interview. Thomson said that Chadron State College and its students could benefit from a different form of media that would attract an audience separate from and along with the school’s newspaper, The Eagle. The Media Club wants to produce enough copies to have one for each student. The magazines will be distributed to on-campus students through their on-campus mailing address. Off-campus stu students could ac access the maga magazine online or pick up a copy from an oncampus distri distribution center. ACCLAIM is funded by Stu Student Activity Fee revenue. Two focus groups met to discuss CSC student, faculty, and community content interests. A survey was also distributed on campus. Further information regarding ACCLAIM can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/chadronstateacclaim. “Like” the ACCLAIM page and leave a comment to get involved.
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T.J. Thomson Executive Editor In order to expand the financial oversight of its three member-institutions, the Nebraska State College System posted a vacancy announcement for a new position, director of systemwide accounting, in January. After the search committee began the application review in February, Carolyn Murphy, NSCS vicechancellor for Finance and Administration, said Tuesday afternoon that the System had hired someone for the Hock position. “We have hired an individual for the position. Her name is Amy Hock, and she will be starting on Monday, April 16,” Murphy said. Hock was hired from a pool of 10 applicants, according to Murphy. Hock is currently one of three senior auditors-in-charge with the Nebraska Auditor of Public Account’s office. According to the Nebraska Department of Administrative Services, Hock has been with the APA’s office since 2004. Murphy said Hock’s starting salary is $62,377.
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New bill offers fix to student loan debts U.S. News and World Report recently reported the total outstanding student loan debt, private and public, is about to exceed $1 trillion. The Washington Post recently reported that “student loans are the next ‘debt bomb’ that will result in another economic crisis.” With the student loan debt and college costs rising, many students may end up paying that debt for the rest of their lives. Since most loans are made by the federal government, the interest rates are fixed at a lower rate than private loans, but there is a catch: declaring bankruptcy will not absolve you of your federal debt obligations. Rules made in the 1990s make this all but impossible, and the debt can only be cleared if a court finds that repaying it would cause “undue hardship” to the borrower. But if you still worry about payments, there is good news. Last month, H.R. 4170, the Student Loan Forgiveness Act of 2012, was introduced to Congress. The bill calls for a 10/10 plan, where payments would be capped at no more than 10 percent of income, and work to pay off the debt within 10 years. If passed, it would also put a cap on forgiveness at $45,520, with no caps on loans taken out prior to enactment but prior payments will be accepted into the plan. Federal loans would be capped at 3.4 percent, lower than the present 6.8 percent. Finally, for those who have private loans there would be a mechanism to transfer private debt into federal debt. Also, for those who take the public service forgiveness option, loans would be forgiven after 60 payments instead of the present 120. While the military is a well-known public service option, there are currently safer options. Students can volunteer in various federal programs, such as AmeriCorps and the Peace Corps, or who devote 10 years of their life to other types of public service (such as being a public school teacher) can expect to see a large portion forgiven already. The new rule will make these positions far more desirable and pay off more of their debt. This act should have more support and more publicity. It’s currently the only decent solution to the looming student debt crisis, and with so many students deep in debt hampering the economy, we need this to be passed as soon as possible.
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Schools shouldn’t punish self-expression
Lifestyles Editor Recently, an Ohio student filed a law suit against his high school last Tuesday because they threatened to suspend him for wearing a “Jesus is not a homophobe” Tshirt. The student, Maverick Couch, wore the T-shirt last year during the National Day of Silence in April in order to bring attention to bullying and harassment against gay students. He said that after being bullied himself, he wanted to encourage respect for all students no matter their sexuality. School officials asked Couch to turn his shirt inside out because it was “indecent and sexual in nature.” The school is a public school When asked if he could wear it again, the school said no. Now Couch is suing the school because they have violated his first amendment rights. I have to say, Couch is my new hero. I find it disgusting that teachers and other school officials are just as close-minded as the bullies that had picked on Couch. It is not their right to tell him that he can’t wear a T-shirt to stand up for gay rights. Not only that, but they couldn’t have come up with a better reason for him to not wear it other than being “indecent and sexual in nature?” It was just a simple white
T-shirt with a rainbow colored ichthys fish views on gay marriage because he is right. and black letters that said “Jesus is not a ho- No other reason really, just that he is right. mophobe.” The particular writer who wrote this Couch even said that many students sup- article said “anyone who claimed to be a ported his t-shirt. He said only a few stuChristian yet thought that gay marriage dents gave him negative feedback. However, the principal told Couch’s mother that was right would be questionable in my eyes the t-shirt was “interrupting the learning because they do not even understand their own beliefs.” Now, this really got me fired process.” up. I am a Christian. To ask that Couch not wear the shirt beI support gay rights. cause it is “indecent” Because, to toss a little shows me that these Bible back at you, Jeteachers are just like sus said, “Love your the bullies at Couch’s neighbor as yourself.” school. They are obviJesus never said “Love ously afraid and closeyour neighbor as yourminded. And to be self unless he or she is bullied by someone gay.” that you should be able to look up to is the Not only that, but worst. Jesus also said the only These teachers and person who can judge other school officials someone is God. It is should be setting an not in any way my job, Photo by LGBTQ Nation example. They should your job, or the govbe standing up for This shirt was banned in the school for being ernment’s job to judge freedoms, such as “indecent and sexual in nature.” a person based on Couch’s freedom of speech by wearing this T-shirt, and also his their sexual preference, and it is certainly freedom to love whoever he wants. not anyone’s job to judge those who supInstead, they quashed his freedom of port gay rights. Maybe we should open up speech, and proved that they are bullies a little and learn to love everyone, includtoo, instead of leaders and role models. ing homosexuals, the way that the big guy To address the actual message of the shirt himself told us to do. is a bit difficult, because there are a good Couch, I believe is a very brave person for majority of Americans who wouldn’t agree standing up for his rights. I hope that his with the message. Even just last week, there was an opinion in our very newspaper that message stands out: that everyone should said Santorum is completely just in his be a little more open-minded.
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Firearms are serious tools, handle them safely Franklin Annis Columnist
The Student Pit continues to build the student community by offering exciting events like the game Gotcha! Gotcha! is a game of stalking fellow players on campus trying to gain the opportunity to shoot them with a Nerf gun. The ultimate goal is to successfully stalk other players and avoid being stalked yourself until you are the “last man standing.” I am surprised modern college students were allowed to run around campus carrying toy guns or wearing them in holsters. The toy guns got me thinking about the actual firearms many people use in their lives. I believe that toy guns, even Nerf guns, can be good tools to teach how to handle a real firearm. I have always been a proponent of firearms and have carried them for many years. I have come to realize that a firearm is nothing more than a tool. A firearm is no more to be feared than a ham-
mer. However any tool misused can harm and potentially kill the user or those around them. While firearms are prohibited on campus, I know there are people who possess them offcampus, as well as those who may own them in the future. Here are some firearm safety rules I have picked up through the years that have served me well. While they are not the typical gun safety rules, they are very realistic and effective. They will serve you well with both your toy and real weapon systems. First, never point your weapon at anything you do not want to kill or destroy. This requires a constant awareness of the direction your barrel is pointed. The muzzle of the weapon should be pointed down and slightly forward of the shooter without being in line with any friendly personnel or equipment. Second, keep your finger off the trigger unless you are killing something. Weapons extremely rarely will discharge by themselves. The biggest cause of “negligent discharges” is careless trigger fingers. The reason why this rule is so important is, in times of high-stress, an individual loses fine muscle movement. A shooter can apply significant force to fire a weapon during high-stress with only the sensation of having a finger resting on the trigger. So, either rest your finger against the side of the weapon above the trigger guard (which is preferred) or rest your finger
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O rg a n i z a t i o n a l M o d e l – C S C ’s C re a t i ve D i n i n g S e r v i ce s
Director optimistic about dining services' contract renewal
Reporter Tracy Shuck, director of dining services at Chadron State College, has been with CSC for 12 years. Creative Dining Services, or Chadron State College Dining Services, as they preferred to be called, has been with CSC for seven years, but their contract is currently up, so they are reapplying for their position. Dining service contracts at CSC last seven years. After that time period, other dining services can turn in their applications. The college either picks a new dining service or renews the current dining service’s contract, according to Shuck. Three other companies have also submitted proposals, according to Shuck, but he thinks that CSC’s Dining Service has a good chance of having its contract renewed due to increased student satisfaction with the cafeteria. During the dining service’s time at CSC, student satisfaction Shuck has increased 25-40 percent, according to Shuck. “I’ve made a lot of changes,” Shuck said, adding that the dining service is more flexible than it used to be. “We offer the best quality food all the time,” he said. Shuck also said that student participation with the dining services’ program has increased 17 percent, which means that more students are eating at the cafeteria. “Chadron State College is a suitcase college,” Shuck said, adding that most students pack up and go home on the weekends. Because of this trend, student participation is tallied Mondays through Thursdays. The cafeteria has 95 percent participation during these four days, Shuck said. The cafeteria is open Sunday through Friday. Meals are served three times a day. Most of the individuals who eat at the cafeteria are on-campus students, although approximately 50 off-campus students currently have meal plans. This is a record number of offcampus meal plans, Shuck said. Shuck attributed this increase to the fact that some off-campus students still prefer the convenience of eating at the cafeteria as opposed to cooking for themselves. “The variety here is better than macaroni and cheese,” Shuck laughed. Approximately 20 to 30 faculty and staff also eat at the cafeteria weekly, according to Shuck.
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From menu to meal: Dining Service's director explains food services' processes When students go to the cafeteria , they grab plates and head to the counters to choose what they want to eat. The biggest decision students have to make may be whether they want Ranch or Italian dressing on their salads. However, many more decisions go into the food before it is served to students. MEAL MENU – The process begins when Tracy Shuck, director of dining services at CSC, gets the menus from the Creative Dining Service Company’s menu committee. The company is based in Michigan. The menus arrive in five-week cycles. Shuck revises the menus based on geographic location and student preferences. Beef is not as popular in Michigan as it is in Nebraska, so Shuck said he often incorporates more beef into the cafeteria’s menus.
ANALYSIS – Shuck also evaluates the meals that have been served and the number of students who eat at the cafeteria
each week, so there are not leftovers and food is not wasted. He considers how well certain items are received by students. While breakfast is usually standard, lunch and dinner items are based on popularity. Shuck said that chicken fried steak is one of the most popular items at the cafeteria, so it’s served more frequently. Alternately, if an item runs out early, it either means that the order was messed up or that students liked that item, Shuck said. DISTRIBUTION – Deliveries arrive multiple times a week from suppliers in Colorado and Minnesota.
After the food arrives, it is shelved in the cafeteria’s storage room and freezers until it is cooked and served to the students. The cafeteria’s kitchen consists of a maze of counters, freezers, storage rooms, ovens, and spice racks. The kitchen also has a bakery, where desserts are baked, and a salad bar, where greens and salad
FAR LEFT: The cafeteria's kitchen features a walk-in feature stocked with produce and other goods. LEFT: A storage room sits adjacent to the cafeteria's kitchen in the Student Center. Food is delivered to the college from three to five times a week.
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The ingredients behind CSC's 'Creative Dining'
Meggie Hinkley, 53, of Chadron, whips up mashed potatoes in Chadron State College's cafeteria Tuesday afternoon.
ABOVE: Matt Thomas, 25, of Powell, Wyo., sprinkles cheese on roast beef sandwiches before they go into the oven Tuesday in the Student Center. RIGHT: Debbie Terrell, 43, of Chadron, chops onions for Indian Tacos in the cafeteria's kitchen, Tuesday in the Student Center.
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Creative Dining Services is the official name of the food service, but Tracy Shuck, director of the dining service, said that they prefer to be known as Chadron State College Dining Services, to show their affiliation with the school. This name indicates the dining service’s desire to work in collaboration with the rest of the school. Shuck said that the dining service has a partnership with the rest of the college, so they listen to concerns from everyone, including students, faculty and staff, and administration. Last week, Shuck and Linda Brownlee, associate director of dining services, attended a Student Senate meeting to address students’ questions about vegetarian options at the cafeteria. This communication needs to go both ways to be effective. “Trying to satisfy 900 students all the time is probably one of the hardest jobs on campus,” Shuck said. Chadron State College Dining Service tries to find a balance while satisfying as many students as possible. If students want certain foods that are not currently available at the cafeteria, they need to talk to Shuck or Brownlee about it, Shuck said. In addition to fostering communication between the dining service and the rest of the college, Shuck establishes high standards for the cafeteria and the food cooked there. The cafeteria boasts one of the cleanest kitchens in Nebraska, Shuck said, adding that they have never had any problems with the health department. Some of the recipes are also standardized to ensure consistent quality. “It’s about setting a standard of quality,” Shuck said. This quality extends beyond the food, as Shuck said that he also has high expectations for the dining service's employees' work and attitudes.
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Track Events: Sprints Year: Junior Hometown: Apple Valley, Calif. Rivera won the 400 meter race with a time of 49.24 seconds on Saturday at the meet in Fort Hays, Kan.
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Rodeo Events: Breakaway roping, team roping Year: Senior Hometown: Wasta, S.D. Gallino won the breakaway event and placed second in barrels on Saturday in Torrington, Wyo.
Lots of losses. The Eagles softball team had a rough weekend. Going on the road to Nebraska-Kearney, the athletes didn’t have much to celebrate on the holiday break as they lost all four games in both of their double-headers. They also split their double-header Tuesday against nationally ranked Augustana. Kearney’s ace pitcher Kirstie Hiatt, senior of McCook, prevented any base hits by the Eagles until the top of the first game’s sixth inning. During the second game, the Lopers
scored five unearned runs in the third inning due to the Eagles giving up two costly errors. The results of the first and second game were 4-1 and 8-1, respectively. On Sunday against the Lopers, the Eagles couldn’t rally any momentum to pull out a victory on the four-game trip. After scoring two runs in the top of the first inning for their only lead of the game, the Eagles gave up three runs to the Lopers in the bottom half of the inning contributing to the 6-3 loss. The second game was a close call, but the Lopers came out with the 6-2 victory after pulling ahead in the eighth inning. Tuesday against Augustana was a better day for the Eagles. CSC fell to the Vi-
kings in game one for an 11-2 loss. The Eagles managed to best Augustana in the second game for a 5-2 victory. Before the Augustana double-header, Eagles’ Nikki Ritzen, junior of Chadron, was on a 20-game hitting streak, surpassing the school’s previous record of 17 games. The Eagles are third from last in the RMAC standings with an 11-19 conference record (14-27 overall). This weekend at home, the Eagles host CSU-Pueblo for a double-header both Saturday and Sunday starting at noon and 11 a.m., respectively. Then the athletes head on the road for their last away game of the season against Black Hills State in Spearfish, S.D. Photo by Karisa Lamle
Senior second base Brittany Chacon of Broomfield, Colo., (left) prepares to catch the ball as an Augustana player (right) approaches second base on Tuesday in Sioux Falls, S.D.
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Rodeo nabs top honors at second consecutive event CSC qualifies two for track nationals
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Katie Loughran, 19, freshman of Broken Bow, turns a tight second barrel at the Eastern Wyoming College Rodeo last weekend in Torrington, Wyo.
Spike Jordan Reporter The Chadron State rodeo team continues to rack up points, taking away an all-around award and placing a number of their cowboys and cowgirls at the Eastern
Wyoming College rodeo in Torrington, Wyo. The Easter weekend saw Senior Kaylee Gallino of Wasta, S.D., earning all-around cowgirl honors for CSC, sweeping both gorounds in breakaway roping by 2.4 seconds and 2.2 seconds, an easy first in averages. She also took
second in averages in barrel racing with a time of 17.24 seconds on the first go-round and a third place in the championship round with 17.33 seconds. Gallino’s performance was combined with the efforts of teammate Kelsey Scott, senior from Douglas, Wyo., and all-around
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Jazmyn Webster and Cody Hunt qualified individually for nationals this weekend at the Fort Hays Quad in Hays, Kan. Webster, sophomore of Cheyenne, Wyo., jumped 5-9 3/4 in the high jump event to break her own school record. Hunt, junior of Lingle, Wyo., threw the shot put 59-10 1/2 to break the school record of 59 feet, 7 inches he set two weeks prior. Hunt also placed fifth in the discus with a throw of 149 feet, 5 inches. Kaelie Jelden, junior of Eaton, Colo., achieved second place in the pole vault with a career best of 11-5 3/4 On the track, Dean Francis, sophomore of Montego Bay, Jamaica won the 200 meter sprint and Phil Rivera, junior of Apple Valley, Calif., won the 400 meter race. Chadron placed fourth in both team standings for women’s and men’s. The Eagles compete on the road today against South Dakota Mines in Rapid City, S.D., and again Saturday in Laramie, Wyo., at the Snowball Open.
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cowgirl from the March 30-April 1 rodeo at Colorado State University. Scott took third in breakaway averages with 3.0 and 2.5 seconds and second in averages in team roping with 6.8 and 7.0 seconds after both go-rounds. Freshman Katie Loughran of Broken Bow earned her placing again, this time taking third place in barrel racing a fourth place finish in the first go-round at 17.64 seconds and second in finals with 17.33 seconds. The men’s team saw success as well, with fine output by the steer wrestlers. Finishing second in averages was senior Miles Spickelmier of Imperial, who took a ninth place finish in the first go-round with 7.1 seconds, but turned it around to win the second goround in 5.3 seconds. Junior Clinton Lambrecht of Wood River took the win in his first go-round with 4.7 seconds, but broke the barrier in his second go-round, ending with 14.1 seconds and finishing sixth in averages. With just two rodeos left in the region this spring, the team will stay here for the week to get ready, and next Friday will head on to Casper, Wyo. for the Casper College rodeo from April 20-22.
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‘Bus Stop’ orders up a new drama at CSC Sara Labor Lifestyles Editor
Governor honors former art prof Ruleaux
WILLIS MILLER 23, senior of Deer Trail, Colo. Character: Bo Decker Character traits: “He’s a simple lad from a small town in Montana. He follows very traditional ideals.” Character’s strength and weakness: “His unintentional comedic timing is his strength. His greatest weakness is probably his bullheaded dumbassery.” Favorite part of the show: “The fight between me and Will. It’s small, but it’s fun. I love stage combat.” Cast collaboration: “We’re a bunch of troopers. We’ve come together quiet well, and we’ve finagled some moments in what’s been an exhausted show.”
EVAN TORKLESEN 20, sophomore of San Leandro, Calif. Character: Dr. Gerald Lyman What the character is like: “He was a professor of philosophy and now more of a high end vagabond traveling the country in search of fulfillment which he primarily finds in young women.” Character’s strength and weakness: “His intelligence and ego are the biggest strength and his weakness would also be his intelligence and ego.” How the time era affects the play: “It’s a different time with different ideals. The fifties were the golden age, and everyone felt so great and plastic, and Lyman is grinding against that ideal.”
Sara Labor Lifestyles Editor The Governor’s Arts Awards was held in downtown Lincoln on April 2. Donald D. Ruleaux, former arts professor of Chadron State College, was one of the honored guests, having won the Excellence in Arts Education Award. The awards were hosted last Monday by Governor Dave Heineman. The awards are meant to shed light on the impact of the arts in the classroom, the economy, and the community. Ruleaux is a native of Gordon who earned his bachelor’s degree in art education from CSC, and also earned a master’s degree from Arizona State University.
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ASHLEY RUSHMAN 19, sophomore of Gurley Character: Cherie Character traits: “She’s kinda lost. She’s seeking love in all the wrong places. She’s very insecure but tries to come off confident.” How the time period affects the show: “The time period changes your way of thinking because of modesty. Things were different, and it’s hard to put yourself in that time. Favorite part of the show: “The action scenes like the fight where I get thrown over Willis’ shoulder and carried off-stage. I also get to slap him. Favorite character: “Carl, because he’s witty and funny.”
in Arts EducaRuleaux has held teaching tion; African posts in Vermillion, Lead, and Culture ConSpearfish S.D.; and Hastings, nection, HeriMcCook, Curtis and Gering. tage Arts; CathMost recently, he taught at erine and Terry Chadron State College from Ferguson, the 2000-2010. Leonard ThiesRuleaux has also gained praise sen Award; Blue for his paintings and silverBarn Theatre point drawings. His works and Friends of often depict lives of the Oglala “Echo of the Past,” oil on canvas, was painted by the Midwest Lakota. Ruleaux in 1985. Theater, OrgaThe Governor’s Arts Awards honored twelve artists this year who have im- nizational Achievement; Jun Kaneko, Outpacted the arts in Nebraska. This year’s win- standing Artist; Kathy and Marc LeBaron, and ners in each category were Anne Trumble, Joan Squires, the Thomas C. Woods III PartEmerging Leader; Connie Dillow, Excellence ner in the Arts Award.
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“I like your shoes. They make you look like Jesus.” “I get that a lot.” —Thursday, Old Admin “I have cookies in my pocket!” —Wednesday, Student Center “Best way to start out the morning is with a glass of orange juice and a ball punch.” —Wednesday, Student Center Disclaimer: “Overheard at CSC” uses quotations obtained and verified by The Eagle staff and is for entertainment purposes only.
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REBECCA FRENCH 21, junior of Alliance Character: Elma Duckworth Favorite part of the show: “We’ve really grown as a family. We’re really exhausted, but we’ve grown and learned to work off each other which is needed. It’s also a good family show. There are so many different types of people to relate to.” Character’s weakness: “She’s a love infatuated teenage girl. Her weakness is love in any form. She knows she wants it, but she doesn’t even know what it is.” How the time period affects the play: “It’s been a difficult time era to get used to; the characters aren’t different, but things like marriage are viewed differently. But the situations are relatable no matter when they take place.”
Chadron State’s Theatre program is driving into “Bus Stop” as their final performance of the 20112012 season. “Bus Stop,” written by William Inge, is a play set in the 1950s that follows the story of eight people who are stuck in a diner during a freak snowstorm. Romantic relationships ensue between Bo and Cherie, Grace and Carl, and Dr. Lyman and Elma, while the Sheriff and Virgil take on the role of the older authority figures in the situation. The actors said that the way their characters interact is affected by the fact they’re stuck in a bus stop. “The technology really affects the play because the phone lines are down,” says Heather Ann Hicks, 22, Senior of Brigham City, Utah, who plays Grace. “Now we would have cell phones. The lack of technology makes the characters interact more.” The show has something for everyone, according to cast members. “The floor show is a lot of fun,” says Josh Hoffman, 23, Senior of Morrill who plays Carl. “Bus Stop” opens next week. Tickets for the show are now available at the box office at 4326207 or email@example.com.
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