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OCTOBER 11, 2019
New campaign goal increases scholarships from $30M to $65M
By KASEY HUGHES Executive Editor
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Baldwin Wallace President Bob Helmer and 10 donors broke ground on BW’s first new academic building in 40 years during the Oct. 5 Bold + Gold Festival.
New MCS&E building gets a name: Austin E. Knowlton Center
Announcement made during Bold + Gold Fest. groundbreaking By JOSH GROVES Associate Editor
Sixteen people armed with brand new shovels broke ground on the new Math and Computer Science building at this years Bold and Gold Festival. Among those breaking ground was the mayor of Berea, the architect of the project, the head builder, and about a dozen major donors along with Bob Helmer, president of Baldwin Wallace University. Over “2,000 people...a lot of alumni, a lot of neighbors, students, faculty, and staff ” were in attendance, said Helmer, as the official name was announced and construction officially began on the project. “The Austin E. Knowlton Center” announced Helmer at the event; a banner unfurled revealing a portrait of Knowlton, a late architect who’s construction firm designed hundreds of school buildings and libraries during his lifetime. Joined on stage with Helmer
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The newly named Austin E. Knowlton Center will feature a large glass-fronted lobby and space for several academic departments. VIDEO ONLINE Watch demolition of Ward Hall from earlier this summer. >BWEXPONENT.COM at the event was Ed Diller, one of the four trustees of the Austin E. Knowlton Foundation, to commemorate the event. The new building is named in Knowlton’s honor after the foundation donated an $8 million grant to help fund the $25
million dollar construction. The foundation has supported the school in the past through scholarship donations for students, and through this relationship the school knew the foundation may be interested in a larger naming grant, said Helmer. “We’ve been talking to the Knowlton Foundation for a couple of years about Baldwin Wallace,” said Helmer. “They’ve given us some scholarship support for our students and that’s great. Then early in the sum-
mer I approached them to see if they’d have an interest in a major gift, a naming gift for the building. I had a lot of conversations with them and they decided ‘yes, we’d like that.’” After a number of design changes and disagreements with Berea City Council, the final version was approved and the location changed from the corner of Front Street and Fifth Street to where Ward Hall sat before being demolished over SEE STEM >> PAGE 3
DRIVEN TO SUCCEED
SPIKE IN VICTORIES
The Baldwin Wallace community came together Oct. 5 for the Bold + Gold Festival.
Danica Patrick discussed what it takes to get ahead in a male-dominated racing industry during talk on BW's campus.
The Yellow Jackets Volleyball team is looking to take its 18-2 record into even stronger OAC play as season nears end.
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With the realignment of Baldwin Wallace University’s Comprehensive Campaign, the proposed new allocation of funds plans to support a thriving Baldwin Wallace University by increasing scholarship dollars. The original allocation dispersed $95 million for new buildings — including the new Math, Computer Science, Engineering and Physics building announced on Oct. 5 as the Austin E. Knowlton Center — leaving the remaining $30 million to be used to increase the money for student scholarships. As of Homecoming weekend, the Board of Trustees approved the new campaign which allocates $65 million for student scholarships, said Patrick Dunlavy, vice president for Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement at BW and the coordinator of the campaign. The original six-year plan to raise the money to support
New Goals $25 million
Health Sciences Building
Previous Goals $25 million
New Student Center
the campaign was put to a halt when the Berea Planning Commission disapproved the SEE CAMPAIGN >> PAGE 2
Website, tools, training planned in increased cybersecurity effort By BO RANSOM Senior Editor
While working out at six in the morning, senior English major Mason Bufkin felt his phone vibrate. Exhausted from being up early and exerting himself lifting weights, he looked at the notification: an email from Baldwin Wallace with a link directing him to a page requiring his username and password. Not thinking correctly, he entered his information.
Stating that he had been in a similar situation before, Spring semester freshman year, when someone hacked his credit card, Bufkin said the email “looked official enough.” Luckily, Bufkin accidentally entered the wrong password. “It was a really good mistake,” said Bufkin. The email posed as a phishing attack looking to gather Bufkin’s cyber information. As a cautionary act, Bufkin went ahead and changed all his passwords anyway. SEE SAFETY >> PAGE 8
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Danica Patrick cites positivity, perseverance for success in male-dominated racing industry By CHARLIE EGLI Managing Editor
Whether you’re sitting in a classroom in Berea or driving around a racetrack at 200plus miles per hour, former NASCAR and IndyCar driver Danica Patrick assured students there are more similarities than they would think. Patrick was the latest of a long list of accomplished actors, athletes and other celebrities to visit the campus as part of BW’s Voices of Inspiration. The Voices of Inspiration aims to bring students a unique perspective outside of the perspective their everyday professors can provide for them. This semester, the voices are coming from very unique sources, said Hospitality and Sport Management Dept. Chair, Dr. Charles Campisi. From the first black female astronaut, to the first woman to win an IndyCar race, as well as the first author to reveal his writing process in real time, the voices are coming from people who were the firsts. “I think what BW is trying to do with the Voices of Inspiration this year, is to bring
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BW President Bob Helmer sat down with the first female NASCAR driver, Danica Patrick, to discuss what is was like for her in such a male-dominated industry. people in who have broken barriers,” Campisi said. “Just to show people what is possible, especially the students. I think we’ve been conditioned to what we see is what is possible but there’s a lot of things that we haven’t seen that is possible.” Patrick was interviewed by University President Bob Helmer on Sept. 28 in front of hundreds of students, faculty and even some of Patrick’s biggest fans. The topics ranged from staying grounded metaphorically and literally, as well as
what it’s like to own a winery, what type of class Patrick would teach at BW, and what it is like being around superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers all the time. The conversation also included bits of information that encouraged students to pursue their dreams, and that anything can be achieved. However, the main portion of the interview was spent on a deeper conversation about how Patrick managed to succeed in such a male dominated industry. “The main thing I have
done all of my life is to put myself in different scenarios that I might not be prepared for,” Patrick said. “You don’t grow from being over qualified for a position or grow from staying in your comfort zone. You are forced to grow when you are under-qualified or uncomfortable.” Patrick’s rose to prominence in IndyCar racing, where the top 30 racers right now are all men. She also competed in the NASCAR Monster Energy Series, which currently does not have a full-time female driver. One of her main points was
that if she can make it, anyone can make it but her main proponent was her positive attitude. “I couldn’t deal with negative people,” Patrick said. “We had to be positive that this was going to work, and that we’d get a win. If we weren’t then it’s almost like why am I climbing in the car if I don’t think it will happen.” The effects of bringing Patrick into town was seen all around campus. During the week building up to the event checkered flags would pop up around campus, and Campisi ran a giveaway where students could win a free, autographed copy of Patrick’s book, and the opportunity to meet the former driver. Campisi said the giveaway generated a lot of buzz and was successful at getting students into the crowd. “It helped in spreading the word and generating some interest,” Campisi said. “The exposure to our followers and then the followers of everyone who liked or favorited and shared our posts provided a multiplier effect. Also, the chance to win VIP passes and an autographed book from Danica was something people were eager to try to win.”
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new building plan. “There was a bit of a hiccup and when we tried to get the Berea Planning Commission to approve the MACs building,” he said. “They turned us down because they had changed the zoning laws several years ago about how far a building has to be set back from the street. That disappointment cost us $5 million additional dollars and a lost year. Thankfully, we came up with a second plan to build the building on North Quad.” This problem encouraged them to go back to the drawing board and restructure the campaign, increasing the scholarship fund money from $30 million to $65 million, he said. The money will not be directly seen as it will be placed in the endowment, or money that is invested to provide additional income for future expenditures. Today, the endowment is $180 million and additional funds will make a big difference, Dunlavy said. The university wants to increase the percentage of money pulled from the endowments because it is critical for the future of BW students, he said. The money that is funding the campaign comes from several sources, including the Board of Trustees, alumni, supporting corporations and organizations, and friends of the University, he said.
While the campaign is still in the "quiet phase," Dunlavy said, “We’re well on our way. At the halfway point, we are in very good shape and very optimistic about achieving our goal, if not exceeding it.”
Shift in focus to benefit enrollment The change in priority may help the effort to raise funds. Generally speaking, said Scott Schulz, vice president of Enrollment Engagement, those willing to give money to the university would rather see the money directly helping students. The donors can be anyone who wants to contribute to a robust thriving future of BW. “When it comes to fundraising from a variety of donors, they’re more motivated to support student scholarships,” said Schulz. “When we talk about raising money, there is a real commitment for people who want to donate and support BW to try to support the financial needs of students. When we think about the likelihood of a campaign being able to reach its targets, shifting that towards an investment of student scholarships will definitely enhance the likelihood of success.” Every decade, the university proposes a new campaign to help the future of the students. The money is given to the university in multiple fashions including cash donations, pledges of cash over a period of four or five years and planned gifts, or estate gifts, which are
received when someone passes away, said Schulz. The $65 million will not come in all at once but instead will come in over a period of
“We're well on our way. At the halfway point, we are in very good shape and very optimistic about achieving our goal, if not exceeding it.” PATRICK DUNLAVY
Vice President, Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement
years as it grows interest in BW’s endowment. The university has a small draw from the endowment annually and the donated money will help increase the percentage of money that is given as scholarships, he said. The money raised by the 19-person Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement team “represents a commitment to understanding of affordability of higher education,” Schulz said. “[It is] realizing many families are doing their absolute best to make ends meet and position their children to be able to access higher education. BW wants to continue to do what it can to partner with those families to make sure we minimize cost as being a barrier to what we have to offer at BW which is a fit for many, many varieties of socioeconomic backgrounds.”
The number of students who attend private higher education institutions in Ohio is decreasing annually, according to Ohio Higher Ed Department of Higher Education. This statewide issue led BW to think about the priorities of the institution and discover what the student’s needs are, Schulz said. “We are one of many private institutions in Ohio that the demographic changes are certainly impacting the number of students who are attending the institution” Schulz said. “We have to find ways to ensure the students that are in our region can afford to be here. Every year, those demographic realities become more tangible.”
Comparing original plan to altered approach There were four major purposes to raise $125 million for BW as laid out in the original plan, said Dunlavy. The first proposed campaign laid out $25 million for Math, Computer Science, Engineering and Physics building, $51 million for the new Student Center, $24 million for the renovations at the Strosacker Hall, also known as the Student Union, and the remaining $30 million for student scholarships. The new proposed allocation disperses $25 million for the Math, Computer Science, Engineering and Physics building, $20 million for the Strosacker Hall renovations, $5 million for a purchase of a building on Front Street to be renovated and turned into
a Health Sciences building, $65 million for student scholarships and $15 million for strategic initiatives. In all, the new campaign is expected to be $130 million. The newest feature to the plan is the $15 million strategic investment fund for future projects, something the university has never had before, said Dunlavy. The fund has multiple potential uses, such as money provided for new majors, faculty, facilities, new programs and enhancing study abroad. “Think about that strategic fund — who knows that we might want to do with that money in the future [and] who knows what the new ideas will be in the future which will all impact the students,” Dunlavy said. “If you think about it, everything we do at BW is for the students. That’s our mission, that’s our purpose. The campaigns, which happen about every decade, are about the students.” While the most important part of the campaign is the $65 million scholarship money, all aspects of the campaign will benefit the students, said Dunlavy. The new and improved Math, Computer Science, Physics and Engineering building will be state of the art, as well as the other building projects. In the future, recruiting will be improved as well as retention, he said. The campaign has a projected end date of 2022 and will be a public announcement next year as BW turns 175 years old.
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Strategic plan focuses on grad programs Professor elected By VIOLA SULLIVAN Associate Editor
Students, staff and faculty are taking steps to improve the overall graduate student experience at Baldwin Wallace University through strategic planning. The plans include the implementation of social and informational events, efficient communication systems, as well as possible lounging and housing options. Additionally, the changes will involve offering a greater variety of academic certificates for students after they obtain their bachelor’s degrees. The changes were first brought to the table by two sources: Baldwin Wallace’s staff and the accreditation report, said Dr. Karen Kaye, dean of graduate studies. A few years ago, Deans from across different graduate programs got together and formed a “task force” and “identified areas” that they felt needed improvement, said Kaye. “We interviewed a whole bunch of people on campus just to see what their interactions were with graduate students and we realized that there was very little interaction with graduate students on this campus,” said Kaye. The “task force” synthesized the information gathered from these interviews and meetings, said Kaye. Later on in the process, Baldwin Wallace University was advised to change by an external source. “The campus accreditation report came out and people who came to visit for accreditation noticed how much larger our graduate programs were from the last time they were here,” said Kaye. “They specifically said ‘you need to
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Members of the first graduating class of Master of Public Health presented their research during a ceremony last semester at MetroHealth facilities. build a stronger graduate culture.’” These changes are set to be completed by 2022, said Kaye. One way that Baldwin Wallace University is going to show support for its graduate students is through a Blackboard site specifically designed for them so that they are able to access general information in one place, said Kaye. The page will promote social activities for undergraduate and graduates in hopes to increase interaction. Interaction could potentially take place through forums like free open lunches, said Kaye. “Part of having graduate culture is having everyone else know it exists,” said Kaye. In addition to social activities, Baldwin Wallace University’s graduate students have requested the creation of informational sessions. “They’ve asked for development activities,” said Kaye.
“Usually it’s around personal things, like for managing your family while you’re a graduate student. They have those extra stressors.” The School of Business is offering certificates to accommodate the needs of busy students after undergraduate school, said Dr. Susan Kuznik, associate dean of graduate business programs. These options for certification launched this fall. “So, they’re moving forward where it’s not a degree, but they can achieve a specialization after they have achieved a bachelor’s degree,” said Kuznik. “The key thing is flexibility because they’ve been asking for flexible times and also flexible content.” The School of Business is working to inform and prepare its graduate students for the professional world, said Ms. Nancy Larson, graduate coordinator and academic
advisor. “We keep in close contact with our business colleagues and counterparts and make sure that we’re developing students so that when they graduate they have the skill set employers are looking for,” said Larson. Recognition at commencement for their achievements is another goal graduate students are striving to achieve. “They would like to have a hooding ceremony,” said Kaye. “We’re trying to figure out how to do that without adding an hour to the ceremony.” The hooding ceremony is a tradition that involves presenting graduate students with a strip of fabric, otherwise known as a hood, that contains the color of their program and university. It is a formal recognition indicating another level of achievement. A designated area for graduate students to hang out is also on the table. “We’re looking at possibly finding them a space on campus, like a graduate student lounge, so they’d have a single space to go, relax, and maybe eat their lunch,” said Kaye. In addition to looking into creating a lounge area for graduate students, staff members are also looking into create housing options for students. “We are working very hard to create housing,” said Kaye. “We’ve got enough graduate students to fill up several small apartment buildings.” While the staff have already accomplished some goals, there is still work to be done. “So, really ever ything should be in place by 2022, to be able to say we’ve done all these things and they’re all working,” said Kaye. “We’ve done a lot in the first year and we have goals for the spring and some goals for next year.”
comes as an impressive finale to 29 years of teaching—he will be retiring at the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. Within the BW community, “I am sincerely heartened by there are many individuals this decision of my colleagues who are known for making a to elect me the next Malicky lasting impact on students and Chair,” Hollender said, “It’s refaculty alike. ally nice to know that as you Whether it be for grow older, you’re excellence in teachstill making a lasting, advising, or ing impact on your service to the comco-workers and stumunity, these people dents. It makes you exemplify what it feel really apprecimeans to be a Yellow ated.” Jacket. While he will To recognize and only be holding the celebrate these peotitle for a short time, ple, former Baldwin Hollender said he Wallace President will make the most Hollender Neil Malicky created of it while he’s still a prestigious position known here. For him, it’s the knowlas the Malicky Chair. edge that he is doing great Given to a senior faculty things for BW that matters, member, it recognizes excel- not the length of time that he lent work done within the Humanities. The faculty member is elect- “It’s really nice to know ed by his or her co-workers in the Humanities departments, that as you grow older, and they keep the position un- you’re still making a til they retire. lasting impact on your The newest Malicky chair is Dr. Stephen Hollender, profes- coworkers and students. It makes you feel sor of German. According to Dr. Susan really appreciated.” Oldrieve, Associate Dean of DR. STEPHEN HOLLENDER Humanities at BW, Hollender Malicky Chair is the third recipient of the title previously held by Dr. Harold Cole in Art History and Dr. David Williamson in Art. holds the title. Hollender’s teaching and He went on to say that this advising skills have contrib- award especially means a lot uted to his election as Malicky coming from a man he greatly Chair. admired: “President Malicky Students and faculty alike made a lasting impression on regard him as hardworking the Baldwin Wallace commuand dedicated. He has certain- nity, and I like having a title ly forged strong relationships with his name attached to it,” during his time here at BW. said Hollender. “It feels very His election to this position honorable.” By HANNA WALKER Managing Editor
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the summer. The new building will accommodate recent growth in STEM programs at Baldwin Wallace and provide the “state of the art facilities for students that study those areas,” said Dick Fletcher, senior vice president. “Math, Computer Science, Engineering, Physics — they require some special things that enable them to do the good work that we want them to do.” The final building will be “two stories, with no basement, but 55,000 square feet,” said Fletcher. “But the stories are about 16- to 17-feet tall. It will almost be the same height as Telfer Hall.” According to Dan Karp, assistant vice president of University Relations, the new facilities will match the quality of teaching students experience at BW. “We are already getting attention because of the quality of teaching, but now that we can match the facilities to the
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quality of teaching we expect they will be able to serve more students,” said Karp, “and it will make it easier for them to choose BW.” Along with demolishing Ward Hall over the summer, the university tore down a number of empty houses along Front and Fifth Street on North Campus. An extension of the Arbore-
tum, a purposefully varied tree area located behind the Observatory, will be extended to the corner along with a “Northern Gateway,” said Karp, similar to the archway currently on the corner of Bagley and Front street. “So imagine a nice treed corner that looks a lot like the other corner at Bagley and Front,” said Karp. “Set back,
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As part of the groundbreaking ceremony during the Bold + Gold Festival, students, alumni and friends were able to sign a beam that will become part of the new center. nice trees, gateway, pathway, but then there will be a parking lot closer to the CIG, which will have a tremendous amount more parking which we need on North campus.”
The extended arboretum and gateway will be “a nice place to hang out” said Karp, “But you’ll be able to walk right from that corner and cut all the way across right into North
Quad.” The groundbreaking ceremony signified the beginning of construction, with the building expected to open in January 2021.
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Newly opened student veterans center BW adds men's provides important resources on campus volleyball as varsity sport for Spring '21
By SARAH LYONS Contributing Writer
The MLB All-Star Legacy Project, celebrated on July 5 of this past summer, completely transformed a campus house into a multipurpose space that helps student veterans with the transition from active duty to campus life. To the student veterans on campus, this house is beneficial as a point of transition into civilian life, which is often a struggle, said Britnee Davis, president of the Student Veteran organization. “We’ve had some people in some very dark places. We’ve almost lost a couple of us due to depression, anxiety, and other mixed things. This house, these people, this program, helps,” said Davis. It is a goal of the student veterans to branch out and become part of the culture at BW, said Davis. “We’re kind of used to being the outsiders, and we want to be able to have the same college experience as everyone else,” said Davis. A variety of people and organizations visit the house to provide assistance and opportunities to the veterans. This has come in forms of financial seminars and advice regarding the transition into the job market. “This place isn’t just a house or a home, it’s really a railway to the future. There are so many opportunities that walk through this door, you just have to seize them,” said Davis. The house was renovated into a handicap accessible area with a quiet place for studying or counseling, a conference SEE MLB >> PAGE 10
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Student Veterans Organization President Britnee Davis speaks at the podium during the grand opening of the veterans' center this summer during the MLB All-Star Game.
CIG hosts photo gallery, lecture highlighting Chilcatotora people
Arts Summit to explore diversity, equity, 'Boots'
By CLARE HELMER Staff Writer
By KATIE KOVACS Managing Editor This year’s Arts Innovation Summit will be focusing on the theme of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the arts with a focus on this semester’s musical “Kinky Boots.” The arts summit is put together in partnership with BW Arts Management and Entrepreneurship, the Center for Innovation and Growth, theatre and dance, and Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. “It’s a place where we provide programming so that people can learn about new and innovative programming, education, businesses or just new practices in the arts related field,” said Hannah Schlueter, LaunchNET program manager at the Center for Innovation and Growth. Cuyahoga Arts and Culture is a Cleveland-based organization that supports local arts organizations throughout Cuyahoga county, said Schleuter. The summit will be held in a panel-style discussion with Jill Paulsen, interim CEO and executive director for Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, moderating the discussion.
The panelists include Malinda Rauschenfels, codirector/vocalist and multiinstrumentalist for Burning River Baroque, Aseelah Shareef, director of operations and community engagement for Karamu House, Monica Torres, executive artistic director/artist at LatinUS Theater Company, and Megan Young, project coordinator for SPACES. “Each of these organizations are receiving funding from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture and has identified them as doing innovative and high quality work in the arena of diversity, equity, and inclusion,” said Bryan Bowser, program director and assistant director of arts management and entrepreneurship, and department chair of interdisciplinary studies for arts management and music theatre. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are the theme for the summit, which has been a topic of conversation in the arts. Arts organizations are mis-
The Baldwin Wallace Athletic Department has recently decided to adopt men’s volleyball as the school’s newest officially sanctioned sport. Kris Diaz, BW’s athletic director, said the new team can be traced to success of the non-varsity club team. “Men’s volleyball was probably talked about five or six years ago when we got a good club team,” he said. At that time, Diaz said, they ended up adding men and women’s lacrosse instead, as interest in lacrosse was growing faster than volleyball. Though men’s volleyball wasn’t added back then, Diaz continued to recognize the enthusiasm behind the sport, something he said contributed to its recent adoption. He also recognized that the addition of the sport might bring students to campus. “As a university, any way we can offer the opportunity to add a few more student athletes to the student population to help student enrollment. We always look at those possibilities,” said Diaz. Kyle Mars was named the BW head men’s volleyball
coach on Sept. 23. Mars grew up in Rochester, NY, where he began playing volleyball. Following his college volleyball career, he moved to Hiram, where he was responsible for starting their men’s volleyball program and served as head coach for three years. Mars said that experience would be helpful at BW. “Already starting a program, I had a good idea of what needed to be done,” he said. Mars understands that there is a great amount of work to be done this year in preparation for the 2021 Spring season, which he cautions may start slow. However, he has already put a plan in place for how to get the program ready for next year. In particular, Mars said he'll need to teach offensive and defensive systems, as well as a toughening process to prepare the players for the potential 60-70 mph spikes that take place in college that are not usually present in high school. Both Diaz and Mars are confident in his ability to start the program at BW. Mars was also happy with what he thinks the athletic administrations intentions are with the program. “We aren’t going to start a program without meaning," he said.
sion based, which includes serving their communities, said Bowser, and organizations need to diversify those that do not are not fulfilling their mission statement. “Ever yone…needs and deserves to have arts in their lives,” said Bowser. The summit will include a preview of the upcoming musical theatre production of “Kinky Boots.” It is timely to be having this conversation about diversity, equity, and inclusion with “Kinky Boots” because the musical shares similar themes, said Bowser. The summit is a way to have a conversation and get people thinking and will give students a real world view, said Bowser, and help build skills for an artistic career in the 21st century. The arts innovation summit will take place on Oct. 15 at 4 p.m. in the Kleist Mainstage Theatre.
The Center for Innovation and Growth is currently featuring the Chilcatotora community with a photo gallery and a lecture. The gallery highlights many different aspects of the daily life of the Chilcatotora community, a traditionally Spanish speaking community in Ecuador. Their lifestyle is primarily governed by Mother Earth, or as they refer to it, “Pachamama.” They emphasize the Earth’s role as the creator of life and fertility. Their main sources of income are farming, agriculture, and tourism. It is from this community that, in 2002, the Sumagsisa tourism center was created by eight women. Their primary focus was to create a form of revenue for their community but also to share their Andean culture with others. It is also a center that promotes gender equality. Their culture is a very rich one with art, handmade instruments, food and an emphasis on nature. It has been organized by Narcissa Ullauri, professor of tourism from Universidad del Azuay in Cuenca, Ecuador and
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Photos of the Chilcatotora people are on display in the CIG, which will also host a lecture on the topic on Oct. 17. Dr. Karen Barahona, assistant professor of Spanish at Baldwin Wallace. “I believe that the photographs show a life story,” said Ullauri. “Each of them represents a value in an important set of life in the Andes in Ecuador and women as the nucleus of the family.” The lecture, called “Sumagsisa Organization: An Inquiry into the Role of Women in Community-Based Tourism in Ecuador,” will take place on Oct. 17 in the Center for Innovation and Growth at 5:30 p.m. with a reception at 5 p.m.
It will be presented by Barahona and Ullauri. “Women’s groups and movements in Latin America have been defined and developed in a variety of ways due to the complexity of its region and cultures,” Barahona said. “At the same time, we have to consider the Latin American context of exploitation, violence, and economic dependence. I feel that my research work as an academic is incomplete if I do not listen to the voices of the ones in less privileged settings.” For more information, visit bw.edu.
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CIG searches for innovative solutions to local problems Idea Contest being retooled to focus on issues facing the immediate community
By DANIEL BOYES Contributing Writer In years past, the Center of Innovation and Growth (CIG) has held the BW Start Something Idea Contest to highlight some of Baldwin Wallace’s brightest innovators. However, this year’s contest is revamped to provide emphasis on local problems affecting us currently. The Idea Contest at BW, in previous years, was an openended competition where students and faculty could submit an idea under the either the social enterprise, start-up, or idea categories for BW. This year’s contest has a
unique twist to it. The revamped contest includes three pictures that are used as prompts for submissions. The first picture depicts an image of litter strewn in Lake Erie. The second picture depicts smart devices and social media. Lastly, the third picture features the Union at BW. These three images prompt a potential participant to think of a problem related to one of the photos and come up with a solution as their idea for the contest. Of course, the goal of the prompts is not to hamper anyone’s creative mind, so if a student or faculty member has an idea they want to share that is unrelated to the three
images, it is still able to be submitted. According to feedback of the competition in previous years, many students wanted to participate in the contest, but did not know where to start when coming up with submissions, said Hannah Schlueter, LaunchNET program manager. Schleuter said students provided feedback about about wanting to participate in the competition. However, many students claimed that they were not sure where to start with their idea, which led to the creation of the picture prompt idea. In addition, Schlueter said the contest had yet to go through its first revision, so it was due for a change.
Linda Kanner, entrepreneur-in-residence at the CIG and adjunct professor for the School of Business, has been a judge for the contest in the past and said she liked the idea of the picture prompts. “We all see something different in pictures, just as entrepreneurs see different problems and generate different ideas,” said Kanner. The CIG wanted three different concepts that students and faculty could resonate with or relate to, Schlueter said. The first being litter, which is a problem whether one is from Cleveland or somewhere else, Schlueter said. The next prompt, social media, is prevalent in nearly everyone’s life. The goal of the social media prompt was to receive information on the students’ perspectives in regards to problems with social media, said Schlueter. The third picture prompt
is meant to be kept broader with a picture of BW. This is because there can be a lot of different challenges or obstacles that students and faculty are facing. There are a lot of things that encompass the student experience, so this allows students and faculty to share what they think about it, Schlueter said. The satisfaction of winning the contest is not the only benefit of having a winning idea. There is also prize money for winners and runner-ups of each category and weekly raffle drawings for submissions to win door prizes. “Part of the college experience is being able to try new things out on your own,” Schlueter said. “The Start Something BW Idea Contest is a great way to practice doing something that is uniquely you.” Junior Accounting major
Bryce Posner heard about the contest from his Biomimicry class. He and his three group members came up with an idea for a water bottle that is anti-freezing, lightweight, moldable, and easy to use. Their idea won first place for the Social Enterprise category last year. “It is an easy and fun way to put your ideas out there,” Posner said, “plus it’s a good opportunity to get exposure to the sea of curiosity and the world of entrepreneurship.” Kanner said the judges are looking for, “Creative ideas that address a problem, large or small, and creative solutions.” The contest runs through October with a deadline of Oct. 31 at 11:59 p.m. Ideas can be submitted online, with a link found under the CIG webpage on bw.edu. There is no limit on the number of times students and faculty can submit a new idea.
Dystopian read-a-thon explores George Orwell’s classic ‘1984’ By EVAN RINALDI Contributing writer
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During the band’s week long visit to the university they taught a number of classes and participated in a public Q&A .
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By EMMA ROSE LEWIS Assistant Editor
9 Horses ran wild at the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music for a week this semester. (Hint: they aren’t actually horses, they’re musicians.) The group consists of three musicians—Joe Brent, mandolin; Sara Caswell, violin; and Andrew Ryan, bass. Brent, who sits at the forefront of the group said the name came from a Billy Collins poem, Nine Horses. Brent originally was in contact with Dean Susan Van Vorst, and academic residencies similar to this are “the bread and butter of what we do,” said Brent. He was asked to compose a piece for 9 Horses to perform with the BW orchestra as part of a larger set. In addition to the original composition, the performers were able to teach some classes on composition, strings,
being a professional artist and more. “At the end of the day it’s chamber music. We interact like a chamber ensemble with a few distinctions, probably most prominently being that we improvise pretty regularly,” noted Ryan. Most of the pieces the group performs are composed by Brent, said Caswell. Brent said that he identifies the trio as a “post-genre” group based on different musical components from blue grass to jazz to international influences. “You create the music that brings all those different styles together,” said Caswell. Caswell thoughtfully noted that each of them plays a different part in the group and in other groups they are part of, from being the bandleader to taking directions to being fully collaborative. That translates to the type of music they play. The group noticed there
was a craving from the Conservatory students to learn more than just Western classical music, like most American music schools teach. The administration noticed, too, and that is how 9 Horses began collaborating with BW. With the group on campus, the experience from the beginning was “inspiring.” Being honest and transparent with the students is “one of the best ways we can serve [them],” said Caswell. The residency included many classes, performances and interactions between 9 Horses and the students. The final experience included the orchestra concert on Friday, Sept. 27, with a specially composed piece called “Dream in Plastic,” a piece composed by Dr. Clint Needham, composer in residence and associate professor of composition, called “Flourishes,” and an accompanying program piece, “Appalachian Spring” by Aaron Copland.
The Baldwin Wallace Department of English will host their annual read-a-thon on Oct. 29. As a part of the Ritter Library’s exhibition, Dystopias: Prophecies, Predictions, and Paranoia, this year’s book selection is George Orwell’s dystopian classic “1984.” Over an eight-hour period, any member of the BW community can participate in a cover-to-cover reading of “1984.” “Starting last year [with] the read-a-thon, we decided to work with the festival that Ritter Library is having. So, whenever we can, we think it’s great to choose a book that works with the festival theme,” said Denise Kohn, chair of the English Department. Kohn also considered “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep”, “The Handmaid’s Tale”, and “The Hunger Games” prior to settling on “1984.” “‘1984’ is an important novel in dystopic literature, it is an earlier novel that helped to really popularize the genre,” Kohn said. Ritter Librarian’s John Curtis and Keith Peppers, the minds behind this fall’s Dystopias Exhibit, as well as last fall’s Frankenstein Festival, believe “1984” “radically changed the genre.” The book introduced the
idea of a dystopia that focuses on the political divide between the government and citizens. Curtis linked the novel’s “double-think” to today’s rise in “alternative facts.” Curtis noted that after the inauguration of President Trump, the sales for “1984” spiked. “I think that, right now in the United States, [dystopian nov-
a-thon for the bicentennial birthday of Henry David Thoreau and read “Walden.” Last year was the first time the read-a-thon fit into the Ritter Library’s exhibitions with the 200 anniversary of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein.” The English Department was planning on reading Frankenstein when Kohn had a chance
“Starting last year [with] the read-a-thon, we decided to work with the festival Ritter Library is having . So, whenever we can, we think it’s great to choose a book that works with the festival theme ." DENISE KOHN
English Department Chair
els] speak to a lot of cultural and political angst that people are experiencing,” said Kohn. Kohn also thinks “1984” parallels a lot of what is going on in our current contemporary culture. It brings up the idea of being watched by technology and other political conspiracies. “This is a novel that speaks to those sorts of ideas,” Kohn said. Kohn said in the past, the read-a-thon was incredibly popular with a turnout of around 150 listeners and over 70 readers. Baldwin Wallace President Robert Helmer is known to be the first reader. Two years ago, Baldwin Wallace hosted their first read-
conversation with Peppers, who was planning a festival on the book. Kohn said, “These two things needed to be part of the same larger festival, and that worked out beautifully.” The read-a-thon begins at 12 p.m. on Oct 29 in the Grindstone room of Strosacker Hall, and will move to the second floor of Ritter library at 2 p.m. There will be pizza and snacks. Participants will receive a certificate of participation and be entered into a raﬄe where they could win copies of the book or gift cards. To sign up in advance, email the English Department secretary, Lee Ann Jindra at email@example.com. Walk-in readers are welcome.
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Oktoberfest highlights BW's 'German Wallace' roots Despite role in school's heritage, future German offerings in doubt By HANNA WALKER Managing Editor Autumn at BW brings all kinds of fun events and activities. One of the most anticipated events each year is the German Club’s Oktoberfest. Held in the Student Activities Center, the event is free and open to the public. German music, food, and dancing are all staples of this fun night, which brings in both a good-sized student and faculty population. Perhaps the most important takeaway from Oktoberfest, though, is getting in touch with Baldwin Wallace’s German heritage. The university was founded on strong German roots, says German professor Dr. Steve Hollender. “German is a very important part of BW’s identity,” he said, “Back before Baldwin Wallace was created when it was German Wallace College and Baldwin University, there were many German immigrants living in Berea who played a huge role in shaping
BW into its current state.” Hollender said the early Methodist preachers in the area delivered sermons in German, and the Germans who settled here in the nineteenth century were some of the first to condemn the practice of slavery in their newspaper. He said that in his classes, his students make posters of important German figures to hang around the classroom— perhaps in homage to the culture and ideas that played such an important role in the school’s founding. A big way that BW keeps its German roots alive is through the German major and minor, which provide courses in language, literature, and culture. While the demographic of German majors is lower compared to other majors here at BW, it is no less important to creating a holistic liberal arts experience. There is one problem though, in keeping with tradition in the future: come May 2020, Dr. Hollender is retiring after 29 years as a professor. As the only German pro-
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The annual Oktoberfest celebration is held in the Student Activities Center and features German music, songs and food . The fun-filled event is also a reminder of the university's Germanic roots and heritage .
fessor at BW, this will more than likely bring about the end of the major.
For current majors and minors, he says, an adjunct will most likely be hired to help
those students finish their course material and graduate, but he does not foresee
this option for incoming freshmen. With the conclusion of the major, the faculty-led seminar in Germany will also likely come to an end after the current academic year, an opportunity that will be missed by many students. The campus’s German Club is also in jeopardy. While Hollender is the current advisor, he expressed his hope of the chance the club could continue without him. “German Club has the potential to continue, as long as they can find another advisor willing to take on my role,” he said, “They don’t have to be a foreign language professor, so I certainly think its possible.” From a student perspective, the hope this club will continue is alive as well. Yasmine White, a junior German Education major and treasurer of German Club, expressed her love for events like Oktoberfest, ones that the German Club plays a big role in. “I’m really glad I’ve gotten to participate in Oktoberfest three years in a row,” she said, “I hope we can continue to have it in years to come. German culture is something I find really interesting and worthwhile, so I hope we can continue the legacy of the school’s founders.”
Fall opera performance 'Judas' explores capacity for forgiveness brings Halloween vibe By EMMA BEER Associate Editor
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The Baldwin Wallace fall opera plays into the Halloween season with Henry Purcell’s tragic opera, “Dido and Aeneas” based on Virgil’s “Aeneid”, and encourages the audience to dress in costume when attending. Kathryn Frady, the executive director of Marble City Opera in Tennessee joins the BW community as a special guest director. Sophomore mezzo-soprano Elaine Hudson is taking on one of the title roles, as Dido. “Dido is a dignified and dedicated monarch,” said Hudson. “She fears that love will make her too vulnerable and needs a lot of convincing to trust Aeneas.” The rehearsal process comes in two parts: the vocal rehearsal and the staging. Hudson is continuing to dive into the musical and contextual nuances that define Dido as a ruler and as a woman. “I’m also excited to explore and dig into the role of Dido,” she said. In contrast, it is up to the Sorceress to destroy Dido and her land, Carthage. Junior soprano
Rosie Kamara takes on this role. “I am eager to take a step outside my comfort zone for this role and experience the ways in which I can grow as a person and as a performer,” said Kamara. The opera is not all doom and gloom, senior soprano Kat Davies plays the role of Belinda, Dido’s sister and confidante. Davies said she is excited to learn a lead role and be the opera’s source of optimism. In the opera, Belinda believes that a marriage between Dido and Aeneas would be good for Carthage and solve many problems. “Dido and Aeneas” plays in three acts in English. “Regardless if you’re seeing an opera for the first time or your 50th time, this opera tells a story that captivates an audience and shares baroque music at its finest,” said Kamara. The opera shows on Oct. 2324 at 7 p.m. at the Red Space on Superior Avenue East. This production is presented in two acts with one intermission. It will be sung in the original English text and lasts about two hours. BW students can get tickets for $15 at www.bw.edu.
Set in a mystic courtroom in a purgatorial void, “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot” written by Stephen Adly Guirgis, examines unconditional love, what it means to be human, and humanity’s capacity for forgiveness. The play is directed by Nathan Motta, the artistic director at Dobama Theatre in Cleveland Heights. This is Motta’s first time directing at BW, but not his first time directing at the collegiate level rather than at a professional theatre. “The show deals with these characters of Catholicism and examines love and forgiveness and empathy and humanity,” said Motta. “Judas is on trial, but we don’t really know what the trial means. Really what the whole play is about is every character that gets examined, you see both sides of it. For almost everyone you see positive and you see negative. The real question is who are we to judge someone else? Do we really understand what someone else has been through?” Rachel Alloway, stage manager and a senior at BW, elaborated on the complexity of the show. “A lot of the characters are trying to find forgiveness for themselves and asking for forgiveness, and there’s a lot of love going around,” said Alloway. “Pretty much every character loves
somebody or something they’re fighting for.” The play deals with complex themes and well-known religious characters, such as Judas Iscariot, Jesus, Simon the Zealot, and even Satan. Despite the amount of religious characters and ideas, the show is not just for religious
“The real question is who are we to judge someone else? Do we really understand what someone else has been through?” NATHAN MOTTA
Director, 'The Last Days of Judas Iscariot'
people. “The heavy religious component threw me off a little bit,” said Alloway. “I’ve found, as a non-religious person, a lot of things I can connect with, and I think it’s very possible, no matter what your beliefs are, to find something you identify with in the play. It’s more universal than people would think.” The show is staged in the Blackbox theatre, having moved there from the dance studio on Oct. 3. “The concept is really interesting,” said Motta, in that it’s “set in a kind of void and uses the space in the Black-
box to give the audience an experience that they’re sitting in a black hole. We’re trying to create a space that is now and nowhere.” Despite the heavy material and themes, the play “is very funny. There’s a lot of comedy despite what people would associate with the subject matter,” said Motta. “We’re really trying to find every moment of humor to help make the darker moments that much more effective.” “It’s an interesting mix of drama and comedy,” said Alloway. Still, even with the vague themes and the touches of comedy, the show reflects a large part of the world around us today. “I don’t think America has ever been as polarized as it is now,” said Motta. “People are so quick to put people in a box and not see them as a human being and to make judgements about them. What I think the play is getting at is that essentially, we just have to take care of each other.” “I think there’s something to be gained thinking about loving everybody no matter what,” said Alloway. “It’s important to remember the humanity of everyone.” The show opens in the Blackbox theatre on Wednesday, Oct. 23 and runs through Saturday, Oct. 26. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are available online at bw.edu/ events or at the Kleist Center for Drama and Art box office.
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BOLD + GOLD FESTIVAL 2019 The Baldwin Wallace community came together to celebrate during the Bold + Gold Festival, a combination of Homecoming and Community Day, on Saturday, Oct. 5 for fun, food and football.
All were welcomed at the Bold + Gold Festival with events pertaining to all age groups. Balloon animals, amongst other activities, catered to the youth.
Students, alumni, parents, local neighbors, friends, and current and retired faculty and staff â€” all came together for events at the Bold + Gold Festival, including several social opportunities during the day, such as self or group portraits with the #YJ4L frame.
Sekou Imani, left, and Noah Jackson, right, celebrate a quarterback pressure by Inmani in Baldwin Wallace's 37-7 win over Capital.
Music is provided for entertainment by Baldwin Wallace's marching band during Homecoming parade down Front Street.
Photos by Jesse Kucewicz, The Exponent
Top, 2018 Homecoming queen and alumna, Lexi Winkelfoos, left, shares a warm embrace while passing the crown as Homecoming queen to Emily Sukalac, right. Above, during the football game, fans stand and cheer, showing support for the Yellow Jackets in their victory over Capital.
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Diversity Dialogues seek to expand scope of topics By CAMILLE ROSS Contributing Writer
After their debut last semester, Diversity Dialogues are once again starting important conversations amongst Baldwin Wallace University students, staff and faculty. Diversity Dialogues, similar to ones offered at Baldwin Wallace University, have become increasingly popular on college campuses across the country. The sessions are designed to be an informal gathering that allows students, faculty, and staff to educate and learn from one another. While the sessions have different themes, the goal is the same with all of them: to pro-
mote inclusivity and get people rhythm is hard, but these Ditalking about popular topics, versity Dialogues are the next such as microaggresformat that we’re ussions and religion. ing to achieve that The dialogue sesgoal,” said CJ Harksions aren’t supposed ness, chief diversity to serve as solutions, officer, and Title IX but they play a part in coordinator. it; they serve as cata“There is a challysts for discussions. lenge for us to be able Next semester, to have hard discusthe committee plans sions about difficult to broaden the diatopics with open logues and hope to discussions. HavHarkness host one related to ing these dialogues tensions in the United States. where we can learn from each “Trying to understand how other and learn about ourto create sustained conversa- selves I think is important,” tions that are happening regu- said Harkness. larly and often, but also have a One individual that spearspace for a lot of people to come headed this project was Jay T. and address the issues of the Hairston Sr., associate diversity day, is tricky. Finding the right officer and Center for Inclusion
director. “It’s a disservice if we aren’t properly preparing all of our students to go out into a world that is diverse economically, religiously, racially, gender identity, and beyond. Engaging people from multiple different backgrounds helps prepare them to engage and contribute to a multicultural world,” said Hairston. The idea came into fruition thanks to the Center for Inclusion, A.C.E.S., the Student Diversity Council, Student Government, Student Body President Ally Crays, and Student Body Vice President Arundhati Gupta. “Myself and my VP Aru Gupta saw that there was a gap in student-led diversity programming and wanted to do
Health Center offers resources, reduced-cost tests for common sexually transmitted infections By HALEY STRNAD Staff Writer
Among all the daily worries of a Baldwin Wallace student’s life, herpes should not be one of them. Baldwin Wallace’s Student Health Center offers confidential sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing at a discounted rate to students as well as offering birth control and gynecological services. “I see hundreds of students for testing where they may come in specifically for what we call an STI check to screen for infection,” said Lauren Bara, the director of the Health Center and certified nurse practitioner. She interacts with all students who visit the center with STI concerns. “It may involve a couple
of tests, or it may involve six tests,” said Bara. The two most common STIs on Baldwin Wallace campus are chlamydia and herpes; the two most easily contracted infections. There are two common forms of herpes: Type One and Type Two. Type One herpes is what causes cold sores, while Type Two causes genital herpes. Type One can be contracted by kissing, oral sex, or even something as common as sharing a drink, and can infect a person for the rest of their lives. “The concern nowadays is that we want people to know that [Type One] can be transmitted through oral sex,” said Bara. “Years ago, people used to act like they were two different things, but it’s still herpes.” The average person’s im-
mune system can fight the Type One herpes and keep it “dormant,” or nonactive, for years better than it can with Type Two herpes. Herpes cannot be treated with antibiotics, as it is not a bacterium. It can, however, be suppressed and treated with anti-viral medications, but will not be destroyed completely. If a person chooses not to treat the disease with medication, the disease will heal by itself, which will take about two to three weeks. “There’s usually the first month of the semester where we do see a lot of students with concerns because they’re on their own, not under their parent’s roofs anymore, and they’re learning all about the world,” said Lisa Weber, a registered nurse at the Health Center. Before and af-
ter spring break also brings an influx of students. “The primary thing we try to encourage is safe sex; if things come up such as symptoms or questions, we are here at the Health Center as a reference to answer any questions or see students in need of medical attention,” said Weber. The center does, of course, offer free condoms; you don’t even have to come up to the front counter, as they are available by the front door. Several organizations on campus also regularly pick up bags to hand out to students. The Health Center offers discounted rates for students; chlamydia and gonorrhea testing for $28, and a full screen, which includes blood work testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV, herpes, and syphilis for $75.
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“It was scary. I was angry. And I learned unless I request it, don’t answer it,” said Bufkin. The prevalence of cyberattacks exist throughout the nation and Baldwin Wallace is no stranger to them. As a way to improve campus cybersecurity, Baldwin Wallace senior graphic design major, Rachel Lillibridge, designed a website, BeAlert@ bw.edu, assisting the BW community by providing knowledge about cyberattacks. The website contains articles, tips, and training regarding proper procedures to ensure best practices regarding cyber information, said Lillibridge. On the website, there consists “a list of policies to reference [to] inform students, faculty, and staff about cyber-
security,” said Lillibridge. Lillibridge said instead of waiting for a cyberattack to occur, properly training oneself allows for individuals to “be informed before [attacks] happen.” Tom Mathis, BW’s chief information security officer, said the website establishes a program where everyone on campus will have the capability of mindfully training themselves concerning online privacy. “Our top priority for an IT security program is to protect the privacy rights of students and educate everybody on the appropriate security practices,” said Mathis. “With any kind of education process, you have to reach people in multiple ways. This [website] provides us a place to provide more detail.” Though the website involves steps to ensure proper security, Mathis said other
training regimes will occur. “We purchased a product called KNOWBE4, a thirdparty tool that has training material, the ability to send phony phishes to everybody to help train them on what to look for,” said Mathis. “If you unfortunately click on the link, it’ll tell us who opened the email.” The tool privately informs the IT department who clicked on the link and what information would have been stolen, for example, a username and password. Mathis said false phishing training “is the normal industry’s best practice way to educate people.” Not only does the training assist the BW community in protecting their school information, but readies them for life-like scenarios, said Mathis. “The world in general, you
see a lot of cyber issues. Everyone is phished on their own personal account, business accounts and school accounts,” said Mathis. “All these bad things happening in the cyber world, people need to be educated to protect themselves.” Mathis said when cyberattacks occur on BW, not only will the IT department send emails to the BW community but will also post on the Baldwin Wallace IT Help Desk Information Technology Facebook page and the @ BW_HelpDesk Twitter page. Whi le Buf k in luck i ly dodged a potential cyber crisis, he said he did not know about the BeAlert website and will consider taking a look. One thing is for certain, Bufkin said he wished he knew more information about what to look for from phishing attacks before they occurred, or at least “known what to do.”
something about it. We started to work with the Center for Inclusion and the Student Diversity Council to make sure that Diversity Dialogues are something that stays on campus and doesn’t go away after our term in office. The goal is to host two workshops every semester on topics suggested by students,” said Crays. The Center for Inclusion has started the semester in the right direction already by supporting various programs to promote inclusion and diversity. Their most recent effort towards inclusion was Hispanic Heritage Month, a four-week celebration that featured a performance by jazz musician Sammy DeLeon, a Latin-American film festival in Marting
Hall, and an hour-long discussion on the term “Latinx”. When discussing Hispanic Heritage Month, Harkness said, “We need to acknowledge and celebrate any marginalized community and recognize their presence because they’re contributors to our community. Heritage month celebrations, including Hispanic Heritage Month, are so important. They allow us the opportunity to pause, recognize, and celebrate accomplishments made by that community.” The next Diversity Dialogue will take place on Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. in rooms 240A and 240B in the Lou Higgins Recreation Center. Registration opens later this month, or you can register on Nov. 9 at 9:30 a.m.
Flu shots available, encouraged at BW By MORGAN HOFFNER Contributing Writer The time of year where students begin missing classes, extracurriculars, and sports due to illnesses such as the common cold and influenza, has arrived. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. Symptoms of the flu include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, and fatigue. The flu virus spreads by droplets made when people with the virus sneeze, cough, or talk. A person that touches an object or surface that has the flu virus on it and touches their eyes, mouth, or nose can get the flu. At Baldwin Wallace University, students and faculty share all the same facilities, such as classrooms, bathrooms, dorms, etc., increasing the chances of catching the flu. “College students living in a dorm are at a high risk of getting the flu and spreading it,” said Lisa Weber, a registered nurse at Baldwin Wallace University Health Center. “At the Health Center, we want to promote health so that you can go to class, learn, and be productive.” Catching the flu from oth-
ers on campus can not only be damaging to one’s health but also a significant setback on your day to day routine. Baldwin Wallace’s Health Center offers tips and resources to students and faculty to help combat the flu and flu-like symptoms. To steer clear of the virus, influenza vaccinations are offered to all students and staff. Getting a flu shot on campus is affordable and easy to access for students that live out of state. For students, the vaccination costs $20 and can be purchased using your Jacket Express card. The flu shot vaccine does not prevent the flu but lowers the chances of getting it. Jasmine Harding, junior public health major, said she is serious about her academics and gets her flu shot every year. “The flu shots not only protect people from the flu but others that might be immunocompromised or people that don’t get vaccinated,” said Harding. While flu shots are not mandatory, the Health Center encourages students and staff to get the shot as well as offering vaccinations for not only the flu but for other illnesses. For more information, visit the Baldwin Wallace Health Center or call 440-826-2178.
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Physician Assistant program earns fifth perfect pass rate By MACKENZIE O’BRIEN Assistant Editor
For the fifth year in a row since the program’s existence, Baldwin Wallace University’s Master of Medical Science Physician Assistant (PA) Program has a perfect, first-time pass rate on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE). This achievement makes BW the only PA program in the state of Ohio to fulfill this realization. Dr. Jared Pennington, professor, and Director of the PA program credits this achievement to the admissions process. “We have a process where we select students who we feel are a good fit for our program and allow students to come in and meet with us to make sure that we’re a good fit for them,” said Pennington Ensuring student success, the program is “absolutely competitive,” said Pennington. “At this point, I think we’re over 1000 applications in the system… Next year we’ll be recruiting for 35 students, so it is pretty competitive. It’s competitive across the board.” The program has previously
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First-year Physician Assistant graduate students worked with first-year SpeechLanguage Pathology students during a cross-training event at the CIG in 2018. only interviewed about 80 of the applicants, taking only 30 of those as students each year. However, this upcoming year plans to interview up to 90 to accommodate for the growing class size. Consequently, with the success of the program, “We’re now attracting students from all over the country,” said Dr. Mark Gersten, professor and Medical Director of the PA program. “Our current firstyear class that started in May [has] somebody from California and we have somebody
from Florida –neither of them have any ties to Ohio.” BW’s program is also shorter than the other programs in Ohio, typically ranging around 27 months, at 24 months. “It’s a comprehensive curriculum to teach [the] fundamentals of clinical medicine, patient diagnostics, formulation of treatment plans, prevention, the whole spectrum,” said Pennington. “The first year is mainly classroom, lab, small seminars. [It’s] more of an in-class training and education. The
second-year is largely clinical rotations –so out in the community hospitals, community practices, and then [students] have to go through all the coursework and all of the clinical rotations to be eligible for boards,” said Pennington. “Once they pass everything, then [students] take a comprehensive exam, within the program that they have to pass, and then graduate while having to take boards.” Due to the program’s length, BW students graduate earlier than their contempo-
raries. “I believe that we are the only program that graduates in that about of time, so when our students graduate, they’re not competing with graduates from other programs for jobs, which is nice,” said Gersten. Along with these underlying factors, “we have a very rigorous curriculum. Our curriculum sets the bar pretty high compared to maybe some other programs,” said Pennington. “I think once students go through our curriculum, and then they go one to take the board exam, they realize that the board exam was not as challenging as even some of their exams within the program –which is pretty much the feedback we get back from most of our graduates.” After passing the board exam, students have continued on their success. “The alumni are doing phenomenal things,” said Gersten. “Some have gotten involved in OAPA (The Ohio Association for Physician’s Assistant) and chair committees.” The alumni are also helping give guest lecturers along with skills checks for physical exams. They “will be preceptors for us in the clinical year,” said Gersten. “We’ve [also] had a few alumni get accepted
into post-grad fellowships.” Graduates have spread throughout the country with prior students not only in Ohio but California, Arizona, and Florida as well. Overall on the pass rate, “a byproduct of all the things that we have accomplished in the meantime and not just an end goal,” said Pennington. “It’s just one level of confirmation that [the faculty’s] hard work in training and developing these students is paying… We have an external accrediting body that looks at over a hundred standards that we have to comply with every year, and we work hard to maintain those standards,” said Pennington. “The 100% pass rate is a culmination of us achieving all of those benchmarks along the way to graduate a student who will then be confident enough to pass the board exam and confident enough, not only to pass boards but confident enough to be a practicing PA.” Reflecting on the program’s achievements, “we’re very proud of the curriculum that we’ve created and the caliber of student that we’re attracting to BW and the caliber of student that we are then graduating out to practice,” said Pennington.
Management & Entrepreneurship New Hospitality, Tourism looks to keep curriculum current major looking to leverage By MARISA HUBBARD Contributing Writer
When Baldwin Wallace University created their business graduate program in the late 1970’s, technology was in its early stages of development. Now, in 2019, the business and technology worlds are changing faster than ever. The Management and Entrepreneurship Department is continuing to make sure that they adapt to the changes. The invention of technology and the recent impact of social media on business has many students moving toward online classes and developing an interest in entrepreneurship on the internet and social media. Because there are a great number of adult students in the Organizational Leadership major, the Management and Entrepreneurship Department is looking to make a few changes by offering most of the major’s courses online to make it more accessible for students with full-time jobs and/or families. With the growth in technology happening so rapidly, the department is focusing on preparing students for jobs that have yet to be invented while still teaching the fundamentals of their field. “We like to make sure that our curriculum stays relevant to the external world,” said Dr. Lori Long, chair of the Management and Entrepreneurship Department. “Our goal is to provide our students with a good foundation of theory and practice in the discipline that they’re studying but also to help prepare them for the relevant job market once they graduate.” Technology has made it easier to find, apply for, and receive jobs, thus
creating a growth in the gig economy. The gig-style economy, for many, has become the new norm and the department must take that into consideration. This gig workstyle involves being hired for a temporary job, completing it, and then moving onto the next company. The gig movement in business is influenced by the luxury of creating one’s own career. This flexible workstyle is growing with the accessibility the internet provides to entrepreneurs, making it simple to find and create work. The Management and Entrepreneurship Department is always thinking about the future due to the ever-changing nature of the business and economic world. Long said the department goes through the standard annual assessment process where professors update their course content and syllabi, but every couple of years they take a closer look at the curriculum to ensure it aligns externally. This year, in the Human Resource, Health Care Management, and Management Majors, advisory boards are being established to keep the department up to date. According to Long, the boards will be comprised of a group of professionals from each particular discipline, discussing current events, the outlook of the job market, the courses available, and the relevance of the content, so they know what each major should be more responsive to. Dr. Mary Pisnar, professor in the School of Business, was involved in the discussions surrounding advisory boards. She says they are critical for improving the department. “These advisory boards will provide feedback on the nuts and bolts
of the curriculum,” said Pisnar. The advisory boards are led by professionals from different backgrounds, including large companies to small local businesses. Having a group of people with diverse experience in the community ensures the advice that the department is receiving truly reflects all that is happening in the local business world. Pisnar, along with Long, is a member of The Cleveland Society for Human Resource Management (CSHRM for short). Pisnar said it is important to be involved in human resource management outside of campus to understand firsthand what is happening in the field and the current challenges people are facing. “We have to report to National SHRM (National Society for Human Resource Management) and they have to review our curriculum to say it is aligned,” said Pisnar. As members of CSHRM and NSHRM, Pisnar and Long are updated on new changes in the human resource management world that they should consider when discussing their department. However, Long said putting these changes into place is more difficult than it seems. In the external world, anyone can choose to make a change and implement it at their desired time, said Long. When a department wants to make a big change at BW, it typically takes about a year to implement. This is because BW is a university that intentionally implements changes at the beginning of semesters. Business is progressing so fast that it could cause departments to fall behind, said Long. It is because of this that Long said, “the challenge of today’s world is preparing students for jobs that are going to be there in the future.”
BW advantages to grow By BEN KUBIAK Contributing Writer
With the addition of the Hospitality & Tourism Management major this semester, the School of Business looks to set up these new majors for success by creating internship programs with companies in the area while also growing the student base. Fall 2019 is the opening semester for the School of Business’ newest major. The major becomes number 14 for undergraduate majors in the School of Business. There are not many Hospitality or Tourism Management programs in northeast Ohio, said Dr. Charles Campisi, Chair of the Sport & Hospitality Management departments & Associate Professor. “Regionally, we are ahead of the game,” said Campisi The administration is in the process of solidifying partnerships with companies in the Cleveland area to set up internship programs. “We want to leverage the areas where we have expertise,” Campisi said. The companies and, in this case, professional sports organizations where the School of Business is looking to start programs include the “Indians, Browns, Westfield Group, and specifically Delaware North,” said Campisi. While Sport Management and Hospitality & Tourism Management are similar and are often present at the same venue, their core focuses are different. For an event, Sport Management would be more concerned with the actual sporting event, while Hospitality & Tourism Management would be
concerned with “everything else surrounding the event, like the food and drinks” said Associate Professor Dr. R. Dale Sheptak Jr. There are currently two students who have declared Hospitality & Tourism Management as their major. One thing BW is doing to recruit students is reaching out to community colleges in the area and seeing if there are any students who have associate degrees that might want bachelor’s degrees, Campisi said. As the student base grows, the School of Business will have to have adjunct professors to accommodate. Another part of this multi-billion dollar industry is the gaming part, or casinos, which are popular around the United States, but more recently becoming popular in Cleveland with the opening of the Jack Casino in 2012. These venues typically include a hotel, a focus on customer service and experience, and food and beverage components. This is what the industry would call a “multi-platform experience in one location,” said Campisi. The Hospitality & Tourism Management major is interdisciplinary between several other undergraduate majors in the School of Business. This major “pairs well with Sport Management and Business for a double major and can provide a separator as you move into your career,” said Campisi. Because there are not many programs like this in the Midwest, BW wants to train the people who want to get into the industry in our region. More events are coming to the area, for example, the MLB All-Star game this past summer.
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Professor's connection helps bring Pulitzer Prize winner to campus
By VIOLA SULLIVAN Associate Editor
Pulitzer Prize winning author Robert Olen Butler visited Baldwin Wallace University’s campus on Oct. 9 and spoke at both The Mill Reading Series and the Marting Humanities Lecture Series. According to Denise Kohn, English Department Chair, there were two different types of presentations. The Mill Reading Series included a reading of Butler’s work by the author himself, a question and answer session, and a reception. The event took place on Oct. 8 at 4:30 p.m. in Marting Hall. “Every semester the Creative Writing Program brings a poet, a novelist, or playwright to campus to talk about their work. While we had Robert Olen Butler on campus, we wanted him to speak for both of our events,” said Kohn. This semester’s Marting Humanities Lecture was also a part of the Voices of Inspira-
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Pulitzer Prize winning author Robert Olen Butler spoke to students during The Mill Reading Series and the Marting Humanities Lecture Series. tion Series, which has featured other notable speakers, including NASA astronaut Dr. Mae Carol Jemison and professional racing legend Danica Patrick. “It’s a phenomenal opportunity for BW students to learn
from one of the most highly regarded living American writers of our time,” said Kohn. Butler has written short stories, novels, and works of non-fiction. In addition to winning the
Pulitzer Prize in 1993 for his work “A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain,” Butler is a recipient of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Outstanding Achievement in American Literature.
Dr. Michael Garriga, associate professor of English, said he was able to reach out to Butler because of his past work with him. “He was my dissertation director. My book, “The Book of Duels,” is dedicated to him,” said Garriga. Butler approaches writing from a unique perspective, said Garriga. “He has this book of nonfiction that’s about the craft of writing. The book is unique. It approaches writing from the desire of the main character— ‘what is their yearning?’” said Garriga. “He calls his approach to writing something close to method writing, where he wants to become the characters. It’s really refreshing.” Butler creates “different registers” as a writer, said Kohn. “He can move quickly on the same page from a sort of Jamesian introspection of somebody’s inner thoughts to humorous dialogue. And he can make these transitions in lightning quick ways,” said Kohn. “So, the reader has an
opportunity to experience different emotions and different thought processes very quickly. And he’s able to do this without losing the reader.” Butler is also a skilled performer, partially due to his background in theatre, said Garriga. “He’s a performer. I love the idea of one of the things he said in class. ‘If you’re going to do a reading, you’re asking people to leave their loved ones, to leave their house, to turn their TV sets off and come watch you for an hour,' "said Garriga. “They could read your book at home, so you have to bring something different than just the printed word. You need to perform. It should be better than just the words on the page.” This semester’s Mill Reading Series paves the way for future Creative Writing Program endeavors into the literary world, said Garriga. "Butler's visit will continue to deepen The Mill's commitment to the literary arts," said Garriga.
Ritter Library receives podcasting grant Men: Ruple ties assist By DEREK ALLEY Contributing Writer This semester, technology at Ritter Library continues to grow due to receiving a grant for podcasting equipment and training. This grant is through Team Tech to Go, who are participants in the ILEAD USA 2019. ILEAD USA is a technology and leadership program that uses past information to aid ongoing and future projects for libraries. The goal of this grant is to help create structure in the training and implementation of technology for future library users. The library must keep track of the use of equipment and the training process as part of the grant. The library received an 8 channel Podcast mixer, two handheld wired microphones, two tripods with shock mounts and headphone amplifiers, and a USB 2.0 Cable on Sept. 16. Ritter library will be using this equipment to create more oral records of alumni, stu-
dents, and staff experiences. “This is taking things to the next level in terms of digital scholarship. So, the goal is to share the heritage of BW with not just the local community, or interested Alumni, but the world” said Charles Vesei, director of Ritter library. The oral telling of stories and information has been a traditional way of life for hundreds of years. “The unwritten wisdom and history from these stories that have been passed down for generations through communication," Ritter librarian John Curtis said. "Moving into the technological age, the use of machines and now digital devices to record and catalog oral stories have become a part of preserving oral history.” “Oral history has a greater impact than the written word; the inflection, wavering voice, and the emotional state of the speaker increases the effect of the stories. The ability to videotape raises the intimacy and reality of the information and the speaker even more,” said Kieth Peppers, university
archivist. “Recording oral stories allows the voices of the average person to be heard," Curtis said. "Oral stories are not a definitive art; they change based on the level of factuality, the perspective of those telling the story, and the world that receives it.” He continues this thought by saying: “Reflecting on the past is important for both the listener and speaker. They allow perspective, which creatines better choices and insight on future endeavors.” “I can count several people that I met in my life that were just incredibly influential on the directions I took. Some I met for real, some I encountered though what they left behind,” said Curtis. The first oral recording with the new technology happened only a few short weeks ago with two Baldwin Wallace Alumni who shared personal stories from their time at the university. The setup and recording process took around five hours in total. Media and the data forms
that they come in are a constantly changing field. The foresight and ability to adapt is a necessity. Adapting formats is an issue as said by Peppers, the format that a file might be transferred to can become obsolete. Currently there are many formats that the library owns that are unable to evolve because they lack the ability to be played back. “Everyone has a story to tell, but if you don’t save it and share it with other people, it dies with you,” said Peppers. It is through the internet that Peppers is posting oral histories recorded by his own students on to a YouTube channel called BW Oral Histories that can be found at tinyurl.com/y4dutu6l. Although Ritter offers technology for both students and professors, this equipment will only be used to keep oral records. The grant requires that library faculty receive training on the new equipment and that all uses are documented.
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room often used for gaming, a reception and lounge area, and a full kitchen and bathroom. The backyard space consists of garden beds, a pergola, a fire pit and a gas grill. “I love when I go over there and they’re working at the dining room table, helping each other with math. Some of them haven’t taken math for 20 years. They help each other, through each step along the way,” said Nancy
Jirousek, director of Adult, Transfer and Military Services. The connection that started this project came from Michael Brown, a BW alumnus who works for The Mission Continues. When Major League Baseball contacted The Mission Continues, they were referred to Michael Brown, who then referred them Randy Stevenson, our Military Services Coordinator, said Jirousek. Some organizations to visit
the house include the Veteran Services Commission, Bank of America, Freedom Farms and the DD214 Chronicle. Freedom Farms recently donated five brand new bikes for the student veterans to use. They made a large donation and are really interested in getting involved with the program and students, said Davis. The official approval for the project came at the end of March and had to be com-
pleted by July 5, with a cost of over $200,000, said Jirousek. Major League Baseball, the Cleveland Indians, Lowes Home Improvement, Bank of America, and the Institute for Learning and Retirement greatly contributed when it came to donations. It was a group effort with many different organizations coming together to support this project, said Jirousek. The house is located on 105 E. Grand Street, across from our student union.
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hard until BW struck again with Ruple again driving down the line and following Geither who just managed to toe bash the ball past the keeper. This marked Geither’s sixth goal of the year, and his strong performance helped earn him OAC Offensive Player of the Week, for the first time in his career. Just three minutes later, Sophomore midfielder Dylan Keeling bagged his fourth goal of the year off a rebound from a shot from freshman forward Andras Fabian. Another strong performance from senior goalkeeper Patrick Mehal who
kept a clean sheet for the full 90-minute game. Head coach Reid Ayers was incredibly pleased following the game. “The team has been applying the principles we have worked on in training into the games and the results have been really good,” Ayers said. “We have shored up our defense and it has allowed our offense to do what they are capable of. Our seniors have been great all season. With the emotion and pressure of the conference opener against Capital, our seniors set the standard and led the way for the upperclassmen. The manner and quality in which they played was clearly the difference in the game.”
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things we need to clean up that really hurt us,” Hilvert said. “We had 15 penalties, which is unacceptable. And there were some little things that could have made that game a lot worse for us and we need to make sure we improve every week.” In the game against Capital, Sekou Imani was named the Dick Miller Defensive Player of the Game, with a blocked field goal, a fumble recovery for a touchdown and a safety in the victory. The performance also earned him his first career OAC Player of the Week honors. The Yellow Jackets won’t be in action until Oct. 19, due to their bye week. But, Hilvert
said the timing couldn’t have been better. “I think the bye week came at the perfect time for us, we’re kind of banged up, and we need to get healthy for the home stretch that begins with Muskingum,” Hilvert said. “Every game is important to us. On Oct. 19, the team will travel to New Concord for another OAC matchup, this one against Muskingum University, but Hilvert knows even at 2-3 the Yellow Jackets can’t take Muskingum lightly. “Playing at their place is a very tough task, and they’re a very physical football team,” Hilvert said. “Offensively they do a great job of running the ball at you and on defense they’re very physical. They’re going to come out ready to go and knock us off and we know that.”
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Men's Golf becomes more than 'just a team' Women's golf team By CHRISTINA ROSKOPH Staff Writer
The BW Men’s Golf team recently concluded their 2019 regular season fall schedule. The final tournament of the season took place on Oct. 6, at River Greens Golf Course in West Lafayette, and BW tied for 4th place out of 7 teams. The week before that, they prepared for the final tournament with their annual BW Invitational the weekend of Sept. 29 at Pine Hills Golf Club. BW finished 2nd of 6 teams to have competed. Assistant men’s golf coach Adam Morris provided some great insight on what the team has been up to over this last fall season. Morris said that two players stood out all season, senior Jimmy Clark and sophomore Logan Bratsch who contributed in keeping the team competitive during the fall season. However, the entire team all feeds off each other’s encouragement to practice hard and play well when the time counts, said Morris. Morris put a big emphasis on the family atmosphere the team has with each other and how every tournament has been a great experience. Mor-
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Senior Jimmy Clark was one of the players who stood out this season, according to assistant coach Adam Morris. ris said friendships created were more than “just a team,” He said. “We are a family that works endlessly and hard together. Now being a retired
athlete that is taking on the coaching position, it is an eyeopener knowing what goes on behind the scenes of running a tournament compared to be-
ing the one that is out playing.” Morris said the guys on the team have been working hard every tournament and have putting in the work outside too. He believes this is what shows that BW can be a contending team for the number one spot this spring, come to the OAC championship. Morris said their favorite tournament this fall had to be the (Wooster) Gatorade Collegiate Classic, in which the team took first place at, in Zoar. Looking back on that tournament, the team put up two competitive scores of 295 and 300. “These are the scores that truly represent who we are as a golf team at BW.” Morris said. If the team continues onto the spring putting up scores like that, BW would be competition for the top spot for the OAC championship this spring. As the season wrapped up this weekend, Morris said he knows that they can score better, and now they know what needs to be worked on. Although they did not pull off as many wins as hoped, Morris said the team will stay hungry for the spring season, work hard, and come out firing in the spring.
Tennis looks ahead as fall ends By CHARLIE EGLI Managing Editor
Though the fall season just ended, the Baldwin Wallace Yellow Jackets already have their eyes on next spring’s tennis schedule. Men's Tennis The Men's team wrapped up the fall season competing in the ITA Central Region Championships in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The team was led by senior All-OAC Jake Elbin who was 1-2 in singles play, with his win coming against fellow Yellow Jacket Trey Kernan. Courtesy of University Relations In the first round both Kernan and Elbin fell, leading to The women's tennis team finished up the fall season with two non-conference losses at their unfortunate matchup. the Nancy & Harvey Heath Gator Invitational in Allegheny, Pa. After falling to Elbin, Kernan was eliminated. tion. vey Heath Gator Invitational No. 1 single matches. In the double’s competition, The men will hit the courts in Allegheny, Pa. In their next match, Liebler the pair was able to beat the next spring on Feb. 14 against BW was tasked with facing and Robinson fell 6-2 to the pair from Denison University Penn. St.-Behrend at the North off against Division II oppo- duo from Ohio Northern Uniwho earned the fifth seed in Ridge Tennis Club. nent Fairmont State Univer- versity, however Liebler and the tournament. After falling sity and fell in their opening Robinson secured No. 1 doubehind 7-4, Elbin and Kernan Women’s Tennis match. The closest match for bles with a final score of 8-4. rallied back to win the match The BW Women’s team BW doubles came from senior In addition, freshman 8-7. After the victory, they wrapped up their fall season Academic All-OAC Becca Kailin Breedlove had scores fell in their next match which dropping two non-conference Liebler and junior All-OAC of 6-2 and 6-4 in her singles knocked them from competi- matches at the Nancy & Har- Jayde Robinson who were 8-2 matches.
wraps up fall season By CHRISTINA ROSKOPH Staff Writer
The BW women’s golf team recently finished up their 2019 fall season this past weekend at the Eva Shorb Weiskopf Invitational, hosted by Wooster College. The previous weekend before that, the BW women’s golf team traveled out to West Lafayette, Ohio for the OAC Fall Preview, hosted by Mount Union. The team finished 7th out of 8 teams at the OAC Fall Preview the weekend of the 29th and 9 out of 9 teams at the Eva Shorb Invitational.
Cross-country looks to make Louisville By MACY LEACH Staff Writer
The Baldwin Wallace Yellow Jackets Men's and Women's teams have four meets left on the year. Men's Cross-Country The Men’s Cross-Country Yellow Jackets competed in the Greater Louisville Classic over the weekend at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park. The team finished 22nd out of 40 total teams. Senior All-OAC Conference selection Isaac Wilson led the pack for the Yellow Jackets as he placed 108th finishing in 26:12.7. As the team’s season continues, the Yellow Jackets continue to improve. At the first scored meet, the team finished in sixth place out of seven teams, then improved to eighth out of eighteen the meet after. Workouts will begin to get more intense in anticipation for the OAC Championships less than a month away. The Men will be back in action Saturday, Oct. 19, for the Inter-Regional Rumble at the Oberlin College Cross Country Course in Oberlin, Ohio. This is the last meet before the Ohio Athletic Conference Championships hosted by John Carroll University on Nov. 2.
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their 27-5 mark from last season, in which the team fell in three OAC matchups. Ehinger said the focus this season has been a little differ-
ent, even though the results have been similar. “I was lucky to inherit most of the players who saw significant playing time last season who knew how to win,” Ehinger said. “We’ve been stressing the mental side of the game a lot
this season as I think that is just important as the physical and was something that could supplement the skills they already had.” With November rapidly approaching, the team looks to improve on their first-round
exit from last season and Ehinger said growing has been a part of that process. “I’ve loved to see their growth as the season has progressed and hope it will put us in a better position to compete in the very tough OAC.
The Men’s Cross-Country team hopes to run back to Louisville, Kentucky by the end of the season to compete in the NCAA Championships.
Women's Cross-Country The No. 27 nationallyranked Baldwin Wallace Women’s Cross-Country team competed in the Greater Louisville Classic over the weekend at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park. The weekend proved to be successful after the teams hard work over the last couple weeks as they finished in 6th place out of 37 teams. Senior All-OAC Championship selection Kelly Brennan finished 5th overall in 21:42.2 leading the colony of Yellow Jackets. As the team’s season continues, all the runners as well as Coach Eby look to maintain their dominance. The Women will be back in action on Oct. 19 for the InterRegional Rumble at the Oberlin College Cross Country Course in Oberlin, Ohio. This will be the last race for the Women before the OAC Championships hosted by John Carroll University in Gates Mills, Ohio on Nov. 2. The Women’s Cross-Country team hopes to run back to Louisville, Kentucky, by the end of the season to compete in the NCAA Championships.
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Test: Upcoming OAC play features tough teams
At the OAC Fall Preview, sophomore Kelly Linnabary led the Yellow Jackets and finished with an invitational total of 177. This past weekend the Yellow Jackets finished with a total of 832 on the 5,803 yard Wooster Layout. Wooster took first place on their home course by finishing with 696 strokes. Junior Rachel Sladky and senior Emily Hunt led the Jackets with a total of 196 strokes. BW Women’s Golf will begin playing again in Spring 2020, kicking off with their annual spring break trip in March.
We’ve had great training this week, and the players feel they match up well,” Wojtkun said. “We feel that there are no just one or two players that have stood out, but the energy across the team has just been contagious. We’ve had great leadership from our seniors.
They have done a great job of keeping the team focused and on task. They really do a great job of being the keepers of the cultural flame. Cofer, Poptic, and Bruno have been special and we will miss them when they are gone.” The Yellow Jackets will take on their next opponent this Wednesday, Oct. 18 when they face Ohio Northern in George Finnie Stadium.
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Volleyball, at 18-2, looking to improve on last year's OAC play By CHARLIE EGLI Managing Editor
After starting the season with 13 straight wins before falling to Hiram College, the Baldwin Wallace Yellow Jackets bounced back with a five-game winning streak, working all the way up to 18-1. After three wins at the Blue Jay Classic, BW began their task of OAC competition, defeating the Capital Crusaders in three sets, to get back to a five-game win streak. “It was great to see them bounce back and take out an opponent after a performance that we weren’t happy with,” Head Coach Kacie Ehinger said. “The following week the team came together and came up with some process goals to
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There's been plenty to celebrate for the Yellow Jackets as they've won 18 of 20 games to start the season. focus on in practice, I think that helped them prepare better for the Blue Jay Classic.”
Men's soccer wins three straight
By DONALD WILKIN Staff Writer
The Baldwin Wallace Men’s Soccer team stunned many people’s expectations as they won heartily in their conference opener against Capital on Oct. 5, and the massive win lead BW to their third consecutive win, which is the most consecutive wins this team has seen this year. With a big night across the board, senior All-American Danny Ruple had two assists and officially tied the
BW career assists record with twenty-seven. Having already broken the goals and points record of the school earlier this season, he will look to accomplish the triple crown very soon. BW was very quick to draw blood in the match when Ruple dribbled down the sideline in the 13th minute of the game squaring the ball for Senior Joey Geither who put away the tap in for his fifth goal of the year. The game was at a standstill with both teams battling
After dropping three games in a row, Women's Soccer team have fallen to 7-5 on the year. Most recently, the team dropped a non-conference game to Ohio Wesleyan and losing 4-1 in their conference home opener on Sept. 28 against Capital. Both teams fought hard in what was a very physical game, but Baldwin Wallace was the first to strike in the 40th minute of the game when Sophomore Anna Wenzinger pressured the keeper blocking a kick that led to the goal.
eling to Ada, Ohio ,to compete with 11th ranked Ohio Northern University. The Jackets fell
of movement on the ball, we are always looking to disrupt the other team’s offense by using our serving as a weapon.” The team knows they can’t overlook opponents in between those matches though, with matches against Otterbein and John Carroll on the horizon as well. Neither team is ranked, but they are a combined 29-10 on the season, and could provide a test for the Yellow Jackets. “We talk a lot about playing in the moment,” Ehinger said. “We stress taking on only the task that is immediately in front of you and when that is complete moving on to the next task.” In Ehinger’s first season the team is pushing to improve on SEE TEST >> PAGE 11
Armitage steps up as Jackets keep rolling
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Offense dries up as women’s soccer skids
By DONALD WILKIN Staff Writer
After defeating Capital for Ehinger's first OAC win, The team was then tasked with trav-
in four sets but Ehinger said the team can’t dwell on it too long due to upcoming matches against nationally ranked OAC opponents. With matches against Muskingum and Heidelberg coming up, Ehinger said the team will have to look at the film to find things to exploit, “Whether it be people we can serve to possibly get them out of system or disrupt a pattern we think they are trying to run or deploying a different defense against certain hitters to put ourselves in a better position to dig their attacks and turn it into offense,” Ehinger said. “We will also look at their defensive tendencies in our to see where we can possibly attack to create points. We have a very strong serving team who can hit spots very well with a lot
Unfortunately, Baldwin Wallace fell out of rhythm in the second half giving up four unanswered goals. Despite the loss, Senior Emma Bruno still managed to have a good performance saving 11 shots of 15 in roughly 80 minutes of play. This led to a big night for Sophomore goalkeeper Lyndsey Valentine who made her first appearance of the year finishing out the game and facing no shots on goal. Despite the tough loss, head coach Jim Wojtkun is nothing but optimistic going into the week. “The team is committed. SEE WOMEN >> PAGE 11
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Freshman Keagan Armitage has led the BW football team to two wins after senior quarterback AJ Miller left their game against Heidelberg due to injury.
Freshman replaces Miller, throws 7 TDs in two games By CHARLIE EGLI Managing Editor
Head Coach James Hilvert said it was going to be important for the Yellow Jackets to bounce back as soon as possible after losing to Mount Union. On the following weekend, BW did just that in front of their home crowd. The fans packed Finnie Stadium and the Yellow Jackets overcame injuries and an early deficit to shock the Heidelberg Student Princes, who came into the game undefeated. Just four plays into the game, senior Academic AllOAC quarterback AJ Miller
left the game with an injury, opening the door for true freshman Keagan Armitage to throw for 229 yards, and four touchdowns on his way to being named the Lee Tressel Shrine Classic Player of the Game. The Jackets fell behind early, facing a 10-0 deficit heading into the second quarter, but managed to outscore Heidelberg 34-23 the rest of the way, capitalizing on a goal line stand with 1:37 left in the game to preserve the 34-33 victory. “I think as a team we showed a lot of resilience and fought back from a lot of adversity in that game,” Hilvert said. “We were fighting injuries, and Hei-
delberg is a really good team who did some really good things. And then at the end of the game, one of our seniors, Jordyn Johnson, made a heck of a play to beat a really good Heidelberg team.” After opening the season with three road games, the Yellow Jackets were home for two straight games. After taking down Heidelberg, BW played host to Capital University on Community Day and Homecoming. Hilvert said building off the Heidelberg win would be a key to beating Capital. “I think it gave us more confidence as a football team to come back, and not give up
no matter what,” Hilvert said. “I thought we did some really good things, and guys stepped up, Keagan gained some confidence and guys made some really important plays.” Armitage earned his first career win in his first start and was named the Frank Ropollo Offensive Player of the Game, his second accolade in as many weeks. Armitage passed for 310 yards and three touchdowns on the way to beating Capital 37-7. However, even with a 29-point victory, Hilvert said there’s always room to improve. “There’s still some SEE FOOTBALL >> PAGE 10
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