Week of Feb. 04, 2013 | Volume 67 | Issue 15
The women’s basketball team gears up for their homecoming game on Saturday at 2 p.m. Megan Cureton, sophomore guard, passes the ball to her teammates during a drill.
The student voice of Indiana University Southeast
Week long celebrations kick off homecoming By ETHAN FLEMING Staff firstname.lastname@example.org As the sounds of the players dribbling, running, and jumping echo off the walls of the Athletics Building, the IUS basketball teams are readying themselves for the upcoming Homecoming games. The women’s team will tip-off at 2 p.m. on Saturday Feb. 9, and then directly after at 4 p.m. the men take the court to face St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Fans are asked to wear white during the games for the Homecoming “WhiteOut.” Both teams are bringing winning records into Saturday’s games, with the women at 12-9 and the men at 183. Robin Farris, head women’s basketball coach, thinks the excitement of Homecoming will have a positive effect on the morale of the players. “I don’t feel like we’ve had a real great home court advantage,” Farris said. He said support has not See HOMECOMING, page 2
Education upgraded to 21st century with social media
By HANNAH ASH Staff email@example.com
IU Southeast has found a way to integrate social networking into student’s education through the use of their Oncourse account. The new program is called CourseNetworking. CourseNetworking is a social network available to IUS students that is focused on improving the educational experience by opening up dialog and interaction between like-minded students. Sarah Zike, director of business development at CourseNetworking, said CourseNetworking is designed to offer students a cultural experience. “It is a useful educational tool because it helps open up the classroom,” she said. “It helps students see their academic discipline from another perspective.” David Rainbolt, IU Southeast Institute for Learning and Teaching Excellence technology coordinator said CourseNetworking functions as an add-on for Oncourse. Rainbolt said CourseNetworking provides features such as discussion forums, polls, quizzes and events. He said faculty members can grade interaction and participation by tracking anar seeds. For each action on CourseNetworking, users can gain anar seeds. He said anar is the Persian word for pomegranate, and these seeds serve as a point system for CourseNetworking. Rainbolt said using default anar seeds settings, users can earn up to 20 seeds per day, 100 per week and 1600 per semester. Faculty members can decide how to ap-
ply anar seeds to student grades, he said. Some faculty members could decide to use anar seeds as extra credit points or as part of a participation grade, Rainbolt said. He said CourseNetworking is still in the Beta-testing stage and some features are not available or fully functional. “Beta testing, for CourseNetworking, is a state where the site is still being heavily refined,” Zike said. “We’re still collecting known issues, learning about bugs and optimizing the site for the iPad.” Rainbolt said it will take time for faculty and students to get used to using CourseNetworking. “It’s taken a long time for Oncourse to get where it’s at,” he said. Zikes said that a major developing feature of CourseNetworking is a mobile app, something Oncourse does not offer. She said she those designing the program expect a version of the CourseNetworking mobile app to be available soon. Another upcoming feature, a video feature, CourseNetworking will allow one-way video casts, Zikes said. She said instructors can broadcast lectures, and students can broadcast class presentations. Rainbolt said CourseNetworking also allows integration with Twitter and Facebook, and he thinks the interaction with social media is a valuable aspect of CourseNetworking. “It’s an attempt to get students to think about class
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Week of Feb. 04, 2013 | NEWS | CONTINUED FROM page 1
CourseNetworking lacks student support
Jan. 26 6:12 p.m. Aljelia Lindsey, 21, was cited for helping Roxanne Bagaipo, 19, get into Woodland Lodge. Bagaipo was given a trespass warning in 2012 by Campus Life. She was given a misdemeanor for trespassing and false information. Jan. 27 11:58 p.m. A report was taken by IUS Police about a domestic dispute in Meadow Lodge. When the subjects were found it was determined it was a verbal argument. Jan. 28 1:10 a.m. Officer responded to a noise complaint in Forest Lodge, the noise was located and officer advised resident to keep it down.
material when they aren’t in class,” he said. He said if students are on Facebook and see that someone posted on CourseNetworking, it could remind students to do their homework. Chelsey Engle, psychology junior, said she is not sure she wants CourseNetworking integrated into her social networking experience. She said she thinks school and social life should be kept separate, and she does not think CourseNetworking will affect her school experience much. “I don’t need a reminder to do my homework,” Engle said. Angelica Wiseman, psychology junior, said she likes the idea of integrating social networking into
education but is worried it could be a distraction. “It’s nice to think about school away from school because it helps reinforce learning,” she said. “But it can also be a distraction. For me, social media is a really bad distraction.” Rainbolt said he is optimistic about the future of CourseNetworking at IU Southeast. “I think it holds real potential,” he said. “It’s going to be a few years before that potential is realized.” Zikes said CourseNetworking is interested in collecting feedbacks and suggestions from students during the Beta testing phase. Students can visit firstname.lastname@example.org to offer feedback.
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Jan. 29 2:26 p.m. A student reported her backpack was stolen. An officer took a report but the backpack was later found in the IUS Library. Jan. 29 4:27 p.m. Officer stopped to help a driver in trouble and the driver was waiting for a tow truck. Jan. 29 4:41 p.m. Officer took a report of a student harassing other students in the dorms. Jan. 29 5:21 p.m. IUS Police helped a student stuck in the mud in Overflow Parking Lot. Maintenance was called to assist. Jan. 29 9:13 p.m. Officers responded to a report of a distraught handicapped student wandering the parking lot. Officer found the mother of the student. Jan. 30 9:44 a.m. An officer responded to a report of a loose dog on campus near Life Science. When the officer arrived they were unable to locate the animal. Jan. 30 4:15 p.m. Officers took a report on an altered parking permit in Sycamore Parking Lot. The altered permit was taken. Jan. 30 9:33 p.m. A student in Woodland Lodge reported he was assaulted, when the officer responded he determined there was no sign of injury. A report was taken and will be handled by Campus Life. Feb. 1 12:03 a.m. Officer responded to a reference on a pending assault case in Woodland Lodge. Subject was not there when officer arrived.
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The men’s homecoming game will begin at 4 p.m on Feb. 9 after the women’s game. The Grenadiers will play St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Chet Werncke, junior forward, tried to pass Jordan Thompson, freshman forward, during a drill.
Events organized all week to bring student spirit out for grenadiers
been as great this year as it has in previous years, but Homecoming should bring out the fans. “We’ve always had wonderful crowds for Homecoming,” Farris said. “It’s a fun atmosphere.” Farris said he would like to see bigger crowds with only two home games left and that every win counts toward getting a good seed in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletics Conference. “I know the girls would appreciate it,” Farris said. “We’ve got a fun team to watch, we’ve got a team that can score and has a good speed.” Wiley Brown, IUS men’s basketball head coach, said that for the men, defense is going to be key for the win on Saturday. He said the team must communicate on the court to play a better defensive game. “These guys off the court, they talk all day long, then when we get on the court they don’t wanna talk,” Brown said. “We need to be on the same page whether it’s offensively or defensively.” Brown also said Homecoming will be a chance for fans to get involved and see a different side of the team, and also a chance for the team to see a different side of the fans. He said Homecoming will be a time where players who normally do not play as much will get to play, and fans that do not always come out are more likely to show up during Homecoming. “It’s a very, very special time of the season for
us,” Brown said. “We get the chance to play a lot of the guys that haven’t been playing as much, and the guys that have been playing, we get to rest them. It’s a win-win situation for us.” While the games are not until Feb. 9, the events of Homecoming week begin on Feb. 4. During lunchtime there will be events to celebrate Homecoming week in The Commons. The events include a corn-hole tournament, a tricycle race, Spirit Week, which is a competition between different student organizations to win spirit points, a Surprise Day and a pep rally. Outside of the commons other events include a student vs. staff basketball game, a graffiti party, hosted by the Multicultural Student Union, a separate men’s basketball game on Feb. 8 vs. IU East and free pizza. Chancellor Sandra Patterson-Randles will award the spirit stick to the winner of Spirit Week, during halftime of the men’s game. Megan Cureton, sophomore guard, said that Homecoming is a good atmosphere for the teams and students and that it is fun to show support. “We really like making the posters for the seniors and everything that goes along with Homecoming,” she said. After playing she said she is going to stay and cheer on the men’s team and that everyone should
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Week of Feb. 4, 2013| EVENTS |
TOP EVENTS Tuesday
Where: University Center North, Room 122 When: 7 - 8:15 p.m. National student leadership society will be hosting a broadcasting event with New York’s former Mayor Rudy Giulani. Students will be given the opportunity to speak with the former mayor.
Where: Ogle Center When: 7:30 - 10 p.m. Pam Tills, a country singer who sold six million albums and has more than 14 top five hits, including “Maybe It Was Memphis,” will be preforming at the Ogle Center. Tickets are $10 for students.
Where: IUS Activities Building When: 2 - 6 p.m. This year’s basketball homecoming games will be against St. Louis College of Pharmacy. The women’s team will play at 2 p.m. and the men’s team will follow at 4 p.m.
10 a.m - 2 p.m. University Center Hoosier Room West Spirt Week will be kicked off this year with a crazy cornhole tournament. Students can watch or play. The tournament will begin at 10 a.m. in Hoosier Room West.
9 p.m. Zanzabar, Louisville Blues Control combines the sounds of psychedelic intrustmental and hard rock creating a wild vintage sound. The band will be preforming at Zanazbar. The cost is $5.
7:30 p.m. Palace Theater, Louisville Matchbox 20 will be preforming with Phillip Phillips at the Palace Theater. Tickets range from $42.50-$99.50 online.
10 a.m. - 2p.m. University Center North Hoosier Room For homecoming week, students can practice sobriety. There will be a water pong tournament held. All students can play or watch.
12:15 - 1 p.m. University Center North room 122 Build up your resume with a free resume workshop. Learn tricks to make your resume stand out. Contact Trey Lewis for more information.
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. University Center Hoosier Room West Come on down and play a “Minute-to-Win-It” similar to the T. V. show in the Hoosier Room for the week of Homecoming. All students can play.
12:15 - 1:30 p.m. Crestview Hall, room 103 The Religious Studies Group will hold its weekly meeting in Crestview to discuss religion. All students welcome.
Bed & Bread
Feb. 8 10 - 11:15 a.m. The Writing Center This workshop helps student understand exactly when they are plagiarizing. This workshop also demonstrates how, and when to cite.
Feb. 8 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Hoosier Room The Salvation Army will be holding an auction for citizens in the Southern Indiana area. The funds raised will help families in need.
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7:30 p.m. Brown Theater, Louisville The Punch Brothers are a rock, bluegrass and indie rock group all thrown into one. They will be playing at the Brown Theatre. Cost is $26.50.
4 - 7 p.m. Cluckers, Jeffersonville Networking without all the strict rules of a typical business meeting. Meet others within your field, at Cluckers in Jeffersonville.
4:30 - 6 p.m. University Center, room 122 The Student Government Association will be holding their weekly meeting. All students are welcome to attend and voice their opinions.
Feb. 9 2 - 7 p.m. IU Southeast To show support for IU Southeast’s basketball teams students are encouraged to wear white to the homecoming games.
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Mary Whitlock, psychology junior, walks her dog Eavie down the halls of Orchard Lodge. Eavie is one of the few dogs allowed on campus. Whitlock said not only is Eavie a great companion, but she helps her to overcome her health problems.
Feb. 9 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lifescience Building, This program is designed for all students. Through this event, put on by National student leader society, students work to gain a personal vision for their future.
Feb. 10 3 - 4:30 p.m. Ogle Center The IU Southeast concert band will be preforming their annual winter festival in the Richard K. Stem Concert Hall. Tickets are $5 for students.
Feb. 4 - 17 Actors Theatre, Louisville The actors theatre of Louisville will be putting musical that covers various types of music from pop to rock. Tickets are $24.
Doggie in the dorms
10 a.m.- 2 p.m. University Center North Hoosier Room West There will be a secret surprise event held in the Hoosier Room. This is a new event that IUS has never done before. Be there or be square.
Feb. 27 6:30 p.m. Clifton Center,
March 15 All week IU Southeast The very last day to withdrawal from a class without failing is March 15. It can be done online using Onestart. Students who withdrawal before the deadline receive a W.
Feb. 8 - 10 Expo Center Louisville The BMX nationals are going to roll through Louisville during the weekend. The nationals will be taking place in the expo center. Most hotels nearby are already booked.
Feb. 1 - March 29 Market street, New Albany The art of Barney Bright, will be on display at the Arts Council of Southern Indiana. Bright was a famous artist of this area. See the Arts Council of Southern Indiana web page for more ideas.
Feb. 14 All Day Everywhere Time to get dolled up and take that someone special how much you care for them by taking them out or buying them a box of their favorite candy.
Feb. 9 7 - 9 p.m. Frankfort Ky., To Celebrate Valentines day Buffalo Trace Distillery is having a bourbon tasting dinner event. Smart casual attire is required. Tickets are $100
Feb. 12 St. Matthews, Louisville Bluegrass Brewing Company will be celebrating Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras with Oysters and themed food. There will be a gumbo contest, prizes will be given out.
Feb. 18 All Day Everywhere Some school districts and most government affiliated businesses will be closed down for President’s Day in honor of George Washington’s birthday.
WFPK is bringing Bobby Long and Civil Twilight to the Clifton Center for a free concert. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. seating is limited
March 25 - 30 All week IU Southeast
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April 15 Midnight Everywhere The last day to file your state and federal taxes is April 15 before midnight. Taxes can be filed online or with a representative.
Week of Feb. 4, 2013 | OPINIONS|
I like that old time rock ‘n’ roll By JONATHAN CATES firstname.lastname@example.org Newscast Producer
For many reasons, I was awarded the “Born in the Wrong Decade” superlative for the Lanesville JuniorSenior High School class of 2009. This was most likely due to the fact that just about every day at school I would sport a Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Steve Miller Band or another of my favorite bands’ T-shirts, constantly sing songs, play air guitar or air drums and blare the good tunes in my car when I left the school parking lot. When people ask me what kind of music I listen to, I just tell them that I listen to any kind of music that was made before I was born. I mostly listen to rock, but I can certainly dig country, pop, funk and even rap on occasion, as long as it was made before or near the time of Feb. 27, 1991. Apparently Bob Seger felt the same way when he sang, “Today’s music ain’t got the same soul. I like that old time rock ’n’ roll.” I can barely stand to listen to today’s hit songs
on the radio because they almost drive me insane. I used to wonder why I disliked today’s music so much, but then I figured it out: today’s mainstream music lacks effort. I could be wrong, but it seems to me that most artists today do not even care about the quality of the music they put out there. It is like the only effort put into making music is finding a good beat so people can bump-and-grind to it. Sure, I love to dance as much as anyone — in fact, I am still undefeated in dance-offs — but when I want to listen to a song, I do not want to listen to one that repeats the words “booty wurk” 42 times in less than four minutes. That’s right, 42 times. I counted. I cannot sit here and say that the lyrics of most ’80s songs were of the highest quality, but the music behind them made up for it. What you could not feel with the lyrics, you could feel with the drum beats and guitar riffs. You could feel the passion, effort and a love for music. That might be one reason why today’s music lacks effort. No one even uses any actual instruments anymore. In “Nothin’ But A Good Time,” Bret Michaels of Poison sang, “I raise a toast to all of us who are breakin’ our backs every day.”
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Bob Seger released “Old time rock and roll” in 1979, and since, the song continues to resinate with fans centuries later.
Do you know why he said that? It was because back then, bands worked hard to get to the point where they were. They played in bars and clubs with hardly anyone there until, finally, they were discovered. Now, artists like Skrillex can press play on their laptops and make millions of dollars, while the guys who still have the rock-star dream can barely pay rent. Modern technology has given us great things and great opportunities, but I feel as if it has ruined good music. With the emergence of Auto-Tune, anyone can be a music superstar without having any actual singing talent. Technology has even given birth to the worst genre of music, dubstep. Dubstep to me sounds like Optimus Prime continuously transforming into a semi-truck. If I wanted to hear the entire Autobots colony transforming for three minutes, I might as well just pop the Transformers series into the DVD player. There is a reason why bands from the classicrock era can still sell out arenas 30 - 40 years after their prime, and artists who were relevant five years ago are lucky to get a gig at a small club. There is a reason why those bands are considered “classic” and why their music will live beyond their time on this earth. This is because they cared about the quality Courtesy Photo of the music they put out. They wanted their lisJonathan Cates, newscast producer, moonlights as a drummer and singer for a Moustache Divided. The Lanesville, teners to feel as good about the song as they did Ind., natives play a mix of classic rock, with a set list that contain hits from the likes of Lynryd Sknyrd, ZZ Top and when they wrote it. They had passion. But then again, it could have been the drugs. The Rolling Stones.
From the country, like it that way
Education, responsibility crucial for gun safety By KIM KERBY Profiles Editor email@example.com I am a country girl. I was raised out in the country of Orange County, Ind., by two very strong-willed, strict and traditional parents. But I would not have changed that for the world. See, I was taught responsibility and respect from a very early age . I was taught how to tell the difference between right and wrong, to always be honest and not lie, not to disrespect my elders, to put work —chores and homework— first and fun second, and to work hard and do my best etc. I was also taught how to be responsible with a gun. Guns have been a hot topic in the news over the last month, and honestly, all of this talk offends and irritates me. I get so tired of hearing people’s opinions on who is to blame and why guns are so dangerous. Does our country need stricter laws regarding who can purchase a gun? Yes, but even with more in-depth background checks people always seem to slip through the cracks. The National Rifle Association got so much heat after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary last month. Do we honestly believe that it was NRA’s fault for the deaths of 20 children and six teachers? Sheesh. We seriously need to stop pointing blame at everyone and everything. Just step back and look at the root of the problem. We need to see it for what it is as a whole. Even by saying that, I’m going to point blame just like the next person. But everyone is entitled to their own opinion. In my eyes, technology and the way our society is
today are truly to blame. Kids today are growing up with no sense of reality and easy access to any information that is out there. You can find anything you want on the Internet or YouTube. Anyone else see that as a problem? Not only that, but there is a lack of proper gun education in schools across the country and parents should rethink their parenting methods. Our youth today are growing up in unstable households, where parents have unintentionally put so much distance between themselves and their children that they honestly do not know what is going on in their children’s life. And as a result of that disconnection, these teenagers act out—sadly at times resulting in the loss of life. All they needed was someone to care about them and listen. Something as simple as that could have prevented the loss of so many lives. You could say I am a daddy’s girl. I am also his little girl, being the younger of his two daughters. I have always looked up to my dad, and when I was younger I wanted to spend as much time as I could with him — when he was not constantly working. So combine that with living in the country and being surrounded by woods. The result was being taught how to safely handle and shoot a gun from a young age. I loved spending that time bonding with my dad. My sister and I grew up with guns around us. My dad, uncles, grandparents and neighbors all have guns in their houses. It was only natural for us to know how to use them if the chance ever arose. Instead of playing video games and relying on technology to entertain me like the generations of today, I was constantly playing games outside, exploring our woods or learning how to shoot different types of guns with my dad. My dad believes guns are essential when it comes to protecting one’s family and territory in the country. My family has over 100 acres of land, with livestock on parts of that land. We occasionally see and hear unwelcome visitors, like the usual coyote or bobcat. Two animals you do
not want to meet without a gun in your hands. And because of that, I honestly can not think of a time when my dad did not leave the house without a gun or knife within his reach. In my dad’s eyes, it was important for his daughters to grow up in the country and to know the ins and outs about guns. He also wanted us to understand that once a gun was fired, the results were permanent. I was raised to take responsibility for my own actions. Period. Today’s youth find it easier to point the blame at anything or anyone else besides themselves. I say: the gun is not to blame. The gun is simply just a small piece of a much bigger puzzle. My parents were old-fashioned with their methods, but I am very thankful for that. I am grateful I grew up in a stable and loving household with parents who were always protective and supportive. With parents, who taught me right from wrong, hard work and how to use a gun. I’m very glad I was raised the way I was—out in the country with guns.
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Week of Feb. 4, 2013 | PROFILES |
Service animal gives student hope, way to cope
Eavie. “Being a person who loves animals, I’m glad to see Eavie almost everyday,” Potter said. “She loves being petted, and she loves the blue rug in Mary Whitlock, psychology jumy room.” nior, lives in Orchard Lodge with After Whitlock’s first semester as a four roommates. One of them, Eavie, sophomore, she had to take time off is not like the others. from school, in order to undergo a Eavie is Whitlock’s service dog – third brain resection. one of the few pets seen on campus. “They actually put electrodes in Whitlock received Eavie during my brain, so they could tell where the her freshman year of high school. seizures were,” she said. At the time, she was suffering from Since that surgery in 2010, her seibrief, but frequent, epileptic seizures, zures have become much less promiwhich would generally last around nent. 30 seconds. “I was actually seizure-free for a “I once had 86 in one day,” Whitwhile,” she said. “They came back lock said. just slightly, but I don’t have to worry For that reason, she said she wantabout them anymore.” ed to have someone with her, but no She said she feels Eavie was crucial longer wanted her parents to always during the healing process and wants be at her side. She decided to look to someday help others get service into getting a service dog. Soon after, Photos by Nic Britton dogs. Eavie joined the Whitlock family. Mary Whitlock, psychology junior, plays with her service dog, Eavie. Whitlock received Eavie “I’d like to work with disaster re Today, Whitlock no longer has seiduring her freshman year to watch over her, when she suffered from frequent seizures. lief, taking dogs to people in trouble zures to the same degree. or in need,” she said. “I wouldn’t even call them ‘sei She began going to training classes “I could just tell her ‘Eavie, get me After graduating, she also wants zures’ anymore,” she said. “My head provided by Paws With Purpose, a a washcloth,’ and she’d do it,” Whitto follow in her aunt’s footsteps and will tilt a little and it’ll be over. It non-profit organization based in Loulock said. become a license-certifies social only happens about once or twice a isville. There she was assigned Eavie, After gradworker. She still wants to work month.” an English Labrador retriever. uating from with kids, though. Though she no longer has sei “They placed the dogs with people high school, “I’d like to listen to and help zures, Whitlock still views Eavie as who have similar personalities,” she Whitlock set kids who’ve been in traumatic an invaluable companion. said. “Eavie is laid-back, like me.” her sights on events,” she said. “I’d also like to “I don’t know what I’d do without In the training classes, service college, and help people who have had disEavie,” she said. dogs are taught how to properly aswas drawn to abilities.” Ever since she was young, Whitsist their new owners. Whitlock said IU Southeast. In the meantime, she enjoys lock has had to cope with seizures. that it is a time-consuming process. “It’s small, Mary Whitlock spreading positivity with Eavie. They were partial, or focal, seizures, “I had to miss most of my freshand I like the psychology junior “I like to tell people that, if which primarily affected the left side man year because I had to go to her student-tothey’re having a bad day, they of her body. She training classteacher racan come visit Eavie,” she said. said more intense es,” she said. tio,” she said. ones would affect Eavie was “I also don’t like big crowds. They the right side of her trained primarmake me particularly nervous beMary Whitlock body as well. ily to provide cause of my seizures.” She has taken support to She began as a journalism major, Psychology junior medication for seiWhitlock and but soon switched to special educazures from an early help her with tion. age. She also went seizure-related “I loved it a lot,” she said. “I really What job did through two brain anxiety. like helping kids.” you want as a resections as a “She was Her aunt inspired her to switch kid? child, in which the trained to lay majors once again, however. I wanted to be brain tissue respondown at my “My aunt is a therapist and talks a veterinarian sible for seizures Eavie, an English Labrador Retriever owned right side when on the phone with people in the milifor the longest by Whitlock, relaxes in Orchard Lodge. was removed. I had seizures,” tary and people with PTSD,” she time. I love “My first brain she said. “She’s said. “That got me interested in it, animals. resection happened mainly there for support, as a comand now I’m a psychology major.” when I was only five years old,” she panion.” She has lived on campus throughWhat movie did said. Eavie – who Whitlock refers to out her time at IU Southeast. you last see? Despite the measures taken to reas “very smart” – has other skills as While pets usually are not found In theaters, duce the seizures, they continued to well. At restaurants, she is trained to in the school’s residence halls, Whit“Wreck-It persist, becoming more severe as she lie down under the table, where she lock’s roommates have embraced Ralph.” It was entered adolescence. It was at this can be safely out of the server’s way. Eavie’s company. hilarious. time that Whitlock made the decision She is even capable of helping with Reba Potter, graphic design freshto get a service dog. laundry. man, said she enjoys living with By NIC BRITTON Staff firstname.lastname@example.org
I don’t know what I’d do without Eavie.
Counselor finds purpose, inspires others By BRETT HANCOCK Staff email@example.com Leslie Turner, IU Southeast alumna and financial aid counselor, has a passion for helping students find hope and achieve their lifelong dreams. In addition to the work she does in the Office of Financial Aid, Turner writes life stories of individuals and posts them to her blog, “Returning to Health in my 50s.” Turner created her blog three years ago as a collection of inspirational stories from many different people who have faced and overcome life-threatening situations. The name of her blog, she said, comes from her recent accomplishment to become healthier, return to school and
Leslie Turner, IUS financial aid counselor
complete her degree. Turner said she has made it her personal mission to help others enjoy similar success and to inspire with her writing. Born and raised in Westerville, Ohio, her first attempt as a student was at Ohio State University. She began pursuing a music degree but would not be able to finish it until 20 years later. “I dropped out of school and fell in love — just as you hear so often,” Turner said. “My wonderful husband, Paul, and I headed off to California. We lived in the Sacramento area and it was extremely beautiful.” After having three children in California, the company that owned her husband’s music store asked him to relocate. The family was given several choices and they chose New Albany as their next place of residence. It was here, Turner said, that she decided she was unhappy and needed a change. “It was difficult because I wanted to be home with my kids more,” Turner said. “Here I was living two miles away from IU Southeast and passing it several times a day, thinking of how badly I would like to finish my degree.” Turner said she finally achieved her goal in 2001, when she graduated with a music degree and a minor in business. During her time as a student, she was able to participate in a workstudy program for the IT department. She said she made an impression on several key faculty members, which she said helped when she was hired
in 2004 to work full-time in the Office Included on the blog are life stories of Financial Aid. filled with miracles and other inspira “We like to say we make students’ tional works. dreams a reality,” Turner said. “Often Turner said many times students times students come in here thinking come into her office with information money is the solution or the prob- on a friend or family member who lem, with regard to them returning would like her to tell their story. She and completing school. But, money is then goes through a process of meethardly ever the problem or solution.” ing the individual and conducting in Turner has found time for other terviews before the story is posted. interests, such as writing, in addi- “I am writing about a couple who tion to her work for the school. She live in Florida and I, thankfully, just said writing has played a large part in got to spend a week down there,” she many of her jobs, but she never had said. “They are amazing, powerful, time to write recreationally. and asked me to write their story.” “I’ve always loved it but kept mak- Turner said the people she writes ing excuses for not having time,” about feel the process is fulfilling, reshe said. “Now, instead of eating or warding and often grants them a sense watching TV as I did in the past, I use of closure or purpose. writing as a reward to myself for mak- “These stories are inspiring to me,” ing good, healthy decisions.” she said. “I am hoping others find Turner said she and her husband them inspiring as well.” were literally forced to remove the television from the living room and delete all games from her computer. Leslie Turner Instead of doing things she considered a waste of time, she wanted to Financial Aid Counselor put her free time into something that she really loved. What’s your With all of the distractions gone, most impactful she said was able to put more time blog series? into her writing. “I had met all of these amazing peoSeries on ple with amazing stories,” she said. “I Helen Turner, needed a way to tell the stories and I mother in law had hoped to eventually put them in a book, but the blog is the nexus I use to get the stories to the readers.” Paul Turner, her husband, says he What is your is blown away by the amount of at- favorite food? tention her blog receives. Her blog Sushi. receives between 5,000 and 7,000 readers a month. “I still can’t fathom what the numWhat is your favorite bers mean,” he said. “I am so proud restaurant? of her; she is able to do what she loves. Of course, I am always sure to be on The Onion my best behavior so I don’t end up as House. the next subject of one of her stories.”
Week of Feb. 4. 2013 | DIVERSIONS |
• It was noted American poet Ogden Nash, best known as a composer of droll verse, who made the following sage observation: “Some tortures are physical / And some are mental, / But the one that is both / Is dental.” • According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, if you’re like the average American, you consume 132 pounds of sugar every year. Compare that to folks in the year 1700, who consumed only about 4 pounds of sugar per year. • If you cook a single ostrich egg, you can feed 24 people. • When you studied history in school, you probably didn’t learn about Edward Hyde. He was a cousin to Queen Anne and was appointed to the post of colonial governor of New York, in which position he served from 1702 to 1708. Though he’s not well known now, he was quite the talk of the colonies in his day. It seems that
when a delegation of colonists went to his mansion to welcome the new governor, they found him sitting on the front porch, crocheting a doily and wearing one of his wife’s dresses. At his first formal ball as governor, he wore a gown. His eccentricities continued until he was caught embezzling public money and was returned to England. • The next time you see a shampoo commercial and note how creamy and frothy the lather seems to be, keep this in mind: The model in the advertisement probably has either laundry detergent or frothed egg whites on her hair. • Those who study such things say that 10 years after a hot dog has been dumped in a landfill, the wiener could still be intact.
»»»»»««««« Thought for the Day: “When you stop doing things for fun you might as well be dead.” — Ernest Hemingway (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.
Week of Feb. 4, 2013 | FEATURES |
ARTISTS OF THE
“That’s the good thing about these guys – a lot of them were just regular people who liked to paint. Warren Payne
Portrait of a Leaning Girl Joseph Krementz
The Artists of the Wonderland Way exhibit will run through April 6 at the Carnegie Center for Art & History. Admission is free.
The Artists of Wonderland Way
The show features work by artists who came together after the 1906 opening of James L. Russell’s art supply shop and gallery, The Art Shop, in New Albany.
Lunch & Learn Feb. 19, noon -1 p.m. March 19, noon -1 p.m.
Photos by Aprile Rickert
Attendees browse the Carnegie Center for Art & History during the opening reception for Artists of the Wonderland Way. The exhibit features artwork from New Albany artists from the early 1900s.
This year New Albany celebrates its 200th birthday. To ring-in the big 200, there are many themed events planned to honor the city’s milestone. reception. The basement floor was filled with guests talking about the show—munching on brie and marinated vegetables and sipping complimentary wine. The Carnegie Center for Art & History on E “It’s great,” Payne said. “I think the Carnegie Spring Street joined in the bicentennial celebra- always gets a good crowd. They really love their tion with an art exhibit entitled The Artists of the art here.” Wonderland Way. They held an open reception Hannah Litkenhous, art history senior, is curon Friday, Jan. 25. rently an intern at the Carnegie Center. For this The show features work by artists who came opening, she greeted guests at the front door, together after the 1906 opening of James L. Rus- handed out programs and assisted with informasell’s art supply shop and gallery, The Art Shop, tion. in New Albany. “I love the history that’s Warren Payne, co-guest behind this exhibit,” said Litcurator for the exhibit, kenhous. “It’s different than owns several of the pieces what we usually have.” in the show. He pointed In a side hall— looking to a Lawrence Russell, Unat the dioramas on display— titled, oil on board painted Amy Jo Romig, former IUS in 1936. student, said that she was no “This is another one I stranger to the Carnegie Cenlike,” he said of the Russell ter. painting. “He was an iron “I’ve been here on field worker, not related to the trips because I’ve grown up Summer on Silver Creek other Russell, but he loved here, and I’ve brought my James L. Russell to paint.” kids here when they were in Like Lawrence Russell, many regular citizens elementary school,” Romig said. “That’s why I — including iron workers and baseball players — came over here to see [the dioramas] it’s just nosbecame painters after gathering around the inspi- talgic.” ration given off by The Art Shop in the early half Romig said that she was invited to the exhibit of the 1900s. by a Carnegie Center curator because she had Collectively, these artists came to be known submitted ideas for the exhibit. She is a photograas The Wonderland Way Art Club, named for a pher and painter. stretch of roads that ran along the Ohio River en- “I knew it would be a one-in-a-million shot,” titled Wonderland Way. Romig said. “I literally was at the post office “It’s a nice picture for a guy who was an iron submitting it when they were closing, but I just worker,” Payne said. “That’s the good thing wanted to put it in there.” about these guys—a lot of them were just regular Although Romig’s ideas were not used for this people who liked to paint.” project, she said she appreciated getting a person The Jamey Aebersold Quartet played on the al call from the curator and an invitation to this Carnegie Center balcony during the opening event. By APRILE RICKERT Staff firstname.lastname@example.org
Curators’ Talk March 23, 1-4 p.m. Feb. 26, 7-8 p.m. www.carnegiecenter.com
The Stained Glass Windows of New Albany March 26 Speaker: Greg Phipps Senior lecturer and program coordinator of the Department of Sociology
For upcoming bicentennial events, visit www.newalbany200.org. Deleasha Thomas and Hannah Litkenhous, art history senior, discuss the exhibit in the reception area. Litkenhous currently works an intern at the Carnegie Center.