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has been detained and sentenced to death in Iran. Hekmati is an Iranian-American born in Arizona and accused of spyFor the third year in a row, IU ing for the CIA. Hekmati was visiting Southeast will receive the Operation Iran in August 2011 to see his ailing Diploma Grant – a grant that helps grandmother. Although Hekmati was assist the university in its efforts to assured it was safe to make the trip by support student veterans and their the Iranian Interests Section in Washfamilies. The grant is a partnership be- ington D.C., he was turned over to authorities in Tehran. tween IU Southeast and Ivy Tech. Amnesty International, an organiThe Operation Diploma Grant is made possible through Lilly Endow- zation dedicated to protecting human rights, has expressed the ment, Inc. and is an inifear that Hekmati could tiative of the Military be executed within Family Research Instiweeks. He currently has tute at Purdue Univer20 days to appeal. sity. The grant will also Operation Diploma help promote the misGrant seeks to educate sion of the SVO. AccordIndiana institutions ing to Dale A. Brown, about the needs of stuSVO representative, that dent service members mission includes raising and veterans, engage community awareness them in promising practo veteran needs. tices related to serving The SVO helps vetthe population and generans on campus work erate new knowledge in toward their degrees by the process. creating social activities Through this grant, Dale Brown that veterans can parstudent veteran’s orgaSVO representative take in together. nizations are able to help It also helps them netcreate and run programs work with other veterthat will support student ans and resources in the community service members and their families. Officials of the Operation Diploma available to them to promote their sucGrant conduct a competitive grant cess. They also address issues, either proposal process through which Indiana colleges and universities can physical or psychological, that stand request funding to strengthen their in the way of that success, and they internal programs that assist military also help with veterans’ social needs. Every year the SVO hosts activities veterans and their families. This year IU Southeast was award- for veterans that include luncheons, ed $2,000. This is the fourth grant for socials, meetings and hiring representatives each month to talk about benveterans on campus. One important issue to the Student efits that are available. “Indiana will pay four-year college Veterans Organization, according to Katrina Ortensie, sophomore and tuition to children of veterans,” Brown SVO secretary, and by Nancy McLain, said. “Children of veterans are often senior and SVO president, is to free not aware that they have benefits like Amir Hekmati, a former marine who these.” By SUSAN GREENWELL Staff




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students through scholarships. The endowed scholarships are a minimum of $10,000. With athletic scholarIn an effort to inships, high-quality athcrease student academletic programs can be ics, IU Southeast is now added. A donor can pick launching the public the sport in which they phase of a campaign are donating to. called Shaping Powerful “IU Southeast is in the Futures. The goal of the tenth percentile in terms campaign is to raise $11 of financial aid per stumillion within an eightdent-athlete,” Weissingyear period in order to er said. advance campus educaPhoto by Tiffany Adams The expansion of the tion. Breyden Everitt, sophomore, and Matthew Bridgewater, Activities Building is IU Southeast began freshman, work out together in the Activities Building. also in high demand. the Shaping Powerful “Expanding the Activities Building will be a 10Futures campaign in 2007. For the first four years the campaign was silent, during which $6.4 million was year plan,” Weissinger said. “We want to eventually build another gym.” raised. The campaign is set to be done in 2015. The Activities Building is currently being used for “Some of the money was raised through fundraisers, but most of it was brought in from donors,” Kirk volleyball, women’s and men’s basketball, intramuRandolph, development officer for Alumni Affairs, ral programs and the Fitness Center. “There are, on average, 200 people a day who said. Donors are able to specify what area they want to come to work out,” Perry Brown, coordinator for the donate to. Merit or need-based scholarships can be Intramural and Fitness Center, said. Brown said he has the idea that, with a new gym, given to students with financial needs, and support a card system could be added. With a card system, for veterans is also a priority. “Anybody can donate to the campaign,” Melissa there would be a record of how many people use Weissinger, development officer for Alumni Affairs, the facility, when they use the facility, their race, age and gender. If the Activities Building expands, said. Endowed scholarships are one form of donatSee CAMPAIGN, page 2 ing, and each year part of the donation is given to By TIFFANY ADAMS Staff

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Foundation partners with School of Business By TALIAH SHABAZZ Staff The Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County has decided to partner with IU Southeast on a project to establish a student investment fund which will provide real world experience in investment portfolio management. The foundation will be established in the School of Business with a $100,000 fund from the Horseshoe Foundation. This is the first time IU Southeast has partnered with a foundation with such a large investment fund. Jay White, dean of the School of Business, said the money will be used to create a portfolio. The portfolio will be combined with a class teaching students how to make decisions about buying securities as well as selling securities. White said he previously spoke to Jerry Finn, head of the Horseshoe Foundation, years ago about the concept. However, it was not until the School of Business finished the Financial Markets Lab that Finn contacted White agreeing to support a student trading fund. The Financial Markets Lab provides updated technology to give students the idea of working on Wall Street. See BUSINESS, page 2

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SGA sets ambitious agenda By AMANDA BROWN Staff The Student Government Association discussed its agenda for the semester as well as some new additions to the campus during its first two meetings of the spring 2012 semester. The agenda items and new campus additions represent changes to the university that have the potential to improve the quality of students’ experiences at IU Southeast. Matt Owen, political science junior and SGA senate chair, opened the discussion by emphasizing his desire for the organization to become more accountable to the students it serves. “All members will be required to make preliminary progress reports to the SGA,” Owen said, “and a full senate report when the assignment is completed.” Senators will be assigned to investigate the emergency procedures in place on campus to deal with situations such as active shooters and tornadoes. The senators will decide how information regarding those procedures can best be disseminated to the student body. Cyber-bullying will also be a topic of investigation after Josh Kornberg, communications senior and SGA president, expressed his concerns about cyber-bullying on campus. “What resources are there?” Kornberg said. “Where do victims turn?” Kornberg said he intends to investigate those questions and publicize his findings to the student body. Owen announced that senators would also be assigned to investigate the amenities for resident students in order to determine what the residents believe could be improved about campus housing and what amenities are missing from campus. Kornberg announced IU Southeast has gained final approval for a sixth residence hall on campus. “We should have a ground-breaking [for the residence hall] this spring,” Kornberg said. The university administration has also granted approval for the culture path proposed in an SGA bill passed during the fall 2011 semester to be constructed. The path is now being added to the campus master plan, although dates for implementing the culture path have not yet been announced. Seuth Chaleunphonh, dean of Student Affairs

and SGA faculty adviser, also announced a new advantage available to all students and faculty members — IU Southeast is offering free memberships to the Frazier History Museum. Interested students and faculty members can pick up a brief application for the free membership in the Student Activities Office, located in University Center South, room 155. Kornberg proceeded to give an update on the syllabus policy bill that would require professors to make course syllabuses available to students before they register for a given class. The bill is being reviewed by the Recruitment and Retention external committee of the Faculty Senate. “The committee has expressed some approval for the bill,” Kornberg said, “but is requesting some amendments be made to it.” Should the bill be accepted by the committee, it would then need to be ratified by the Faculty Senate before it can be implemented. Also high on the agenda are the restructuring plans for the SGA. Stephon Moore, journalism and political science freshman and SGA press secretary, announced he is organizing a town hall style meeting on Feb. 7 to discuss the two proposed restructuring plans with the student body, listen to concerns about the bills and answer any questions students may have about the plans. “These plans are open for discussion and change,” Moore said. “The ultimate objective is to best serve the students. Looking inward at SGA, we decided there has to be a better way to represent students. We want a process that has a more accurate representation for students.” The town hall meeting is important because the student body will have to vote to amend the SGA Constitution before one of the restructuring plans can go into effect. The SGA is also considering a final agenda item, while it would involve participation in a drive to register voters for the primary and general elections. Emphasizing the importance of voter registration and participation, Milton Lukins, a Ron Paul campaign volunteer, explained how the process of adding candidates to the primary ballot works in Indiana. “Students should familiarize themselves [with the primary process] because it’s different in every state.” Lukins said. “There is no automatic access to the ballot.”

IUS Police arrest multiple offenders By CLAIRE MUNN Senior Editor Dec. 9 at 3:53 a.m. IUS Police responded to a vehicle crash on Hausfeldt Lane. Officers determined the driver, Ethan Marshall, 19, was intoxicated. Marshall was arrested on a charge of operating while intoxicated, operating with a Blood Alcohol Content higher than .15 percent and minor consuming alcohol. Marshall was transported to jail, and the vehicle was towed. Dec. 20 at 9:25 p.m. There was a report from a community adviser on duty about the egging of Meadow Lodge. No damage was made, and a report was taken. Jan. 10 at 6:39 p.m. IUS Police were dispatched to check on a report of a student who allegedly possessed a walking stick with a hidden blade. The suspect was a nonstudent and given a verbal trespass warning. Jan. 18 at 10:06 p.m. A theft report was taken from Nickolas Beeler, 19, who said his wallet, phone and keys were taken off the bleachers in the Athletics Building. The wallet contained credit cards and $11. The value totaled $630. Jan. 19 at 10:30 p.m. An arrest report was taken following an IUS Police investigation of discovered alcohol and marijuana in Woodland Lodge. Andrew Stewart, 18, and Trevor White, 19, were arrested on a charge of possession of alcohol by a minor and possession of marijuana under 30 grams.


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it would provide additional space to add more machines, co-recreational activities, another gym, locker rooms, an assigned area for the Fitness Center and other health and wellness activities. “I work out four to six times a week,” Matthew Bridgewater, freshman, said. “The equipment is so close together, having more room would be nice.” Sue Sanders, co-chair of the campaign, and

Judge Carlton Sanders, honorary chair of the campaign, donated funding by having highprofile speakers come to IU Southeast. This provides lectures and discussions. “It can be very costly to hire a speaker,” Weissinger said. “By the time you pay them to come, their transportation and additional fees, it can be costly.” By donating to the campus-wide enrichment program, funding can be provided for speakers, workshops,

and arts and cultural performances at the Ogle Center. Donations can also be made toward campus beautification. These donations will go toward a sculpture, garden, fountain, artwork or a focal point of the entrance to campus. The campaign may also have an effect on faculty and staff on campus. “This campaign will provide new positions, professorships, research and travel opportunities for the faculty here at IU

Southeast,” Randolph said. An endowed chair can be established for a minimum of $1 million while endowed deanships require a minimum of $3 million. Endowed professorships are also an option which has a minimum of $500,000. This support will go toward travel, training, equipment and other academic needs. “Anybody is able to help in the Shaping Powerful Futures campaigns,” Randolph said. “You can donate $1.”


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“I know many of you may ask yourself why is this happening now?” White said. “This investment would have been a part of IU Southeast years ago. The concept had been growing around the nation.” The money will be going to students in the School of Business to make investment decisions as they would in the real world with real money. The Horseshoe Foundation’s focus is to benefit residents of Floyd County. They also provide additional funding for community foundations all over Floyd County. “We’ve recognized IU Southeast as one of the premier business schools in the region, country, period,” Finn said. “We’ve done a lot to find an innovative way to provide greater learning. The investment

fund is another tool to help do that. Our decision wasn’t competitive.” New developments that will come out of this project will be an added graduate course to the curriculum which did not exist before. The School of Business may also add an undergraduate course down the road. Overall, the goal is to expand. White said he is very happy with the decision. “Part of our mission, or all campus’ for that matter, is to give students more of an applied hands-on experience while they are getting their education,” White said. “This investment well definitely give the students a leg up in the business world.” White said other goals include making the current fund grow or possibly getting an additional one with another organization.

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Week of Jan. 23, 2012

Grenadiers beat down Brescia By MONIQUE CAPTAN Staff IUS Grenadiers walked away from their home court with the win 85-60 to Brescia University on Jan. 10. During the first quarter, the screams, shouts and excitement from the Brescia and IUS fans brought a lot of energy to the game. Vigorous amounts of speed and moves from both teams’ players left the scores 39-24, partially due to rebounds and passes by Joe Lawson, sophomore forward. The score did nothing but upset Brescia’s fans and encourage the players to play harder. However, Wes Cox, sophomore guard, came in with a couple of three pointers leaving the score 46-36 with the Grenadiers leading. Antoine Watson, senior forward, said he stays motivated when it comes to basketball. “We have to keep winning and stay positive,” Watson said. “I’m trying to get up to the championship, and, though we won this game, we have more challenging games to come, so there’s always room for improvement that’s why we practice as much as we do. With all my hard work, I pray that I make it to pro basketball in the future.” Lawson said he still feels like there’s need for improvement in defense. “We have to keep playing hard because there’s no time to waste,” Lawson said. “We have to get to the championship, but, in order for that to happen we need to improve on our defense.” During the game, Wiley Brown, IUS men’s head basketball coach was on his feet yelling out positions and keeping his players on point. “I make sure they watch videos of

other teams to get them prepared for a game,” Brown said. “Right before a game, I make sure to remind them to play IUS basketball, play defense, rebound, play hard and have fun. Though, we are 13-6, 3-0 in KIAC and ranked No. 19 in the country, we still need improvement. They need to take a more professional approach to prepare for the games. We are working hard to win the KIAC for the fifth year in a row and win a NAIA national championship.” The fans kept the excitement and tension in the game, especially when it’s a winning home game and there are fans like India Mulligan, nursing freshman. “The game was great, and we had fun cheering for our boys,” Mulligan said. “We knew they were going to win. I enjoyed Watson play because he was very attentive in the game and took up every chance he could to make a shot or give a great pass. I also enjoyed the coaches and how active they were during the game. Coach Wiley couldn’t stay off his feet. That showed determination and he was giving his boys the support and energy they needed. I am really proud of our team, and I know they will make it to the championship again.” Another fan, Keena Sivils, criminal justice freshman, said she was very excited about the game but still feels like there is room for improvement. “I really had fun coming and supporting the IUS boys at the game,” Silvas said. “I feel like they put up a good fight for the win. Although, their defense could have been a bit stronger along with less turnovers but their 3-point shots were on point during the whole game. We won and played hard but most importantly, I could tell they had fun.”

Athletic trainer strives to keep athletes alive By LYNN BAILEY Staff Tiffany Hammond, head athletic trainer, has been working in the sports medicine scene at IU Southeast since 2002 and has worked at the Athletics Department for 10 years. Hammond provides athletic training for all seven intercollegiate varsity sports at IU Southeast. She is also a full-time head athletic trainer contracted through Kourt. “[My most memorable experience is] getting to work with the athletes and returning them to play after being hurt,” Hammond said. Hammond received a Bachelor of Science in sports medicine with a concentration in exercise science from the University of Louisville. Hammond also has a master’s degree in sports administration. Hammond teaches several courses on campus including Intro to Athletic Training, Intro to Exercise Science, Personal Health and Intro to Sports Management. Hammond only covers home games and does paperwork and documentation of student athletes’ injuries on medical records. Hammond also has an assistant, Megan Graf, who helps with game and practice coverage. The major injuries Hammond said she witnesses within the Athletics Department are ankle sprang and muscle sprang. Another common injury is the Anterior Cruciate Ligamen,

which is a tear in one of the knee ligaments. It joins the upper leg bone with the lower leg bone. The ACL is what keeps the knee stable. Hammond said the issues she goes over with student athletes are preventive and educational strategies, flexibility and the custom management program. She also goes over information to keep students safe in their sport, such as diet and stretching. One of the main goals of the Athletic Department is to rehabilitate athletes and to make sure that re-injury does not occur again. The Athletics De-

partment also has preventively injury training. Joe Glover, athletic director, said Hammond is great to work with. “She is very caring for student athletes and is organized,” Glover said. “She keeps everything on track. The Athletics Department tries to help others through training exercise.” Hammond said she lives in Sellersburg, Ind., and enjoys spending time with her husband, Terry, and her children Conner, 6, and Kaylee, 2. She said she also enjoys playing softball.

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Kylee Anthony, junior guard, has her arm looked at by Tiffany Hammond, head athletic trainer.

Photo by Monique Captan

Wes Cox, sophomore guard, blocks Antoine Watson, senior forward, from making a threepoint shot while practicing for their next game day.

Grenadiers donate bikes to tykes By HANNA WOODS Staff During the winter break, the IUS men’s basketball team kept busy by adding wins to their 13-6 record but also found time to give back to the community. The team, led by Wiley Brown, IUS men’s head basketball coach, partnered with the New Albany-Floyd County Parks Department to provide new bicycles to 25 children in need. The bikes were provided by an anonymous donor. “It’s a good program,” Brown said. “With all this diabetes, high blood pressure and all the stuff going on with the kids these days, I think it is definitely a good situation that they can get out and ride their bike and have fun.” The recipients of the bicycles were chosen by the Parks Department, but Brown said he thought it was important to not only pick children in need but also those who were solid students in school. Kathy Wilkerson, recreation director for New Albany-Floyd County Parks Department, said the children were also evaluated by their school attendance and overall attitude. “As recreation director, I have had the privilege of working with thousands of Floyd County children,”

Wilkerson said. “We know that every child has a purpose, and our department works to enhance their potential in many ways.” The bikes were hand delivered by the Grenadiers on Dec. 20 at the Griffin Street Recreation Center. The IUS basketball players wheeled the bicycles out to the surprised children as an early Christmas gift. Brown said giving the gift of bicycles to the children in need would be a gift they could cherish for multiple reasons. “What’s so amazing about it, I remember getting my first bicycle, and that’s how I kept in shape for my sports, and I loved it,” Brown said. “With the kids these days and not staying in shape, the health issues that they have, I just wanted to give them a choice.” The Parks Department also provided the children with helmets and locks for their new gift. Brown said he was pleased with the impact his players made in the community, and he is also enthusiastic about making the giveaway an annual tradition. “It’s a very important thing to have the mindset that once they leave Indiana University they can see how much giving back means,” Brown said. “You can hear people talk about it, but they had to see the smiles on those kid’s faces.”



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Week of Jan. 23, 2012




Year of the Dragon

Spring Luau

Mad Hatter Tea Party

Where: Adult Student Center, Children’s Center When: 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Celebrate the Chinese New Year as part of the Diversity Brown Bag Lunch. Children will be able to participate in making crafts, learning about other nations and performing the Dragon Dance.

Where: Hoosier Room When: 9 p.m. - midnight Residence Life and Housing will be hosting a Spring Luau for students and faculty. Attendees can participate in creating sand art, listening to live music and drinking refreshments at a mocktail bar.

Where: Hoosier Room When: 2 - 4 p.m. The Adult Student Center’s Family Program Hour will be hosting a tea party based on “Alice in Wonderland.” Children can dress up in costume, drink tea and listen to excerpts from the book.


Jan. 23

Turbo Kick

Healthy Mind

Noon - 1 p.m. Activities Building, Gym

4 - 5 p.m. University Center North, room 124

As part of the year-long Get in Shape series hosted on campus, students can exercise and stay healthy in Turbo Kick classes led by instructors from local gyms.

Wise Mind, Healthy Mind is a free counseling session to help students with anxiety and mood management. Contact Personal Counseling Services for more information.


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Jan. 24

Fraizer Pass


Overseas Study

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. University Center South, The Bookstore

12:20 - 1:15 p.m. University Center North, room 121

12:20 - 1 p.m. University Center North, room 128

Students, faculty and staff can sign up with the Fraizer History Museum for a free six month membership. There will also be opportunities to sign up on Jan. 23.

There will be a Nursing Application Information Session for all students who will meet the prerequisites for applying to the Nursing Program for fall 2012.

Students are invited to learn information about overseas studies opportunities, how they can fit in a student’s academic program and financial aid options.


Jan. 25

Writing Woes



11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. University Center South, Adult Student Center

Noon - 1 p.m. Activities Building, Gym

12:15 - 1 p.m. Knobview Hall, room 002

Students who have questions about writing bibliographies or need help proofreading a paper can receive help at the Adult Student Center every Monday and Wednesday.

Try moving to the beat and beating the Freshman 15 with a Zumba workout class for students. This session is part of the year-long Get in Shape series.

The National Society of Leadership and Success will be holding a meeting for students to learn about membership. Students with a 3.0 GPA or higher are eligible.


Virtuosity in Vegetables

Jan. 26




4:30 - 6 p.m. University Center North, room 127

6 - 8 p.m. IUS Library, 3rd Floor

7 - 9 p.m. Activities Building, Grenadiers vs. Asbury

The Student Government Association will be having its weekly meeting. All students are welcome to attend and bring concerns or ideas to the SGA.

Jim Chen, professor at the University of Louisville, will be speaking about facts concerning climate change in the context of law in the United States.

The IUS women’s basketball team will play against Asbury in the Activities Building. Fellow students are invited to watch and cheer on the players.

Photo by Clare Bowyer

Wende Cudmore, fine arts senior, rolls ink into her solar plate in order to produce a print. Cudmore uses fruits and vegetables to create her artwork.


Jan. 27-29


Wedding Show


Trivia Night

10 - 11:30 a.m. Knobview Hall, room 208

5 - 8 p.m. 1860 Mellwood Ave.,

6:30 p.m. - midnight Bluegrass Magic Game Shop,



7 - 10 p.m. St. Bartholomew Parish, Louisville

7:30 - 9 p.m. Knobview Hall, Ogle Center

3 p.m. Knobview Hall, Ogle Center

On Jan. 27, students can attend a plagiarism workshop at IU Southeast to learn the importance of documenting sources correctly and the repercussions of plagiarizing.

On Jan. 27, there will be a free wedding show at the Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center. Brides and grooms can receive free professional advice about their weddings.

On Friday and Saturday, learn how to play the living card game Warhammer Invasion. Card decks will be provided and no experience in playing is needed.

On Jan. 27, test trivia knowledge by attending a Trivia Night to benefit Southeast Associated Ministries. Teams can consist of 4-6 people, and the cost is $10.

Students and faculty can hear the works of Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent on Jan. 28 while they perform bluegrass and country music. Student tickets are $10.

On. Jan. 29, the Ceruti Chamber Players will be performing in the Stem Concert Hall. This is the 26th season the group has been playing, and admission is free.




Dailey & Vincent World Premiere

Quilt Art


Blood Drive



Teens for Jeans

10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Carnegie Center, New Albany

6:30 p.m. 137 E. Market St., New Albany

Noon - 5 p.m. University Center North, Hoosier Room

7 - 9 p.m. Knobview Hall, Ogle Center

All Day University Center North, Registrar

All Day Knobview Hall, room 235

The Form, Not Function Quilt Art exhibit will be showing until March 3. The exhibit features contemporary art quilts by 24 artists throughout the United States.

There will be a grand opening celebration in downtown New Albany on Jan. 27 for Billow, a store specializing in clothing, accessories, gifts and fine cigars.

Students can stop by during a break between classes to donate blood on Jan. 30. Those who are interested in donating can contact Angela Calbert at

On Jan. 31, students can take part in a Common Experience event called “The Black Jew Dialogues,” where Larry Jay Tish and Ron Jones will discuss their experiences.

The last day to drop classes and receive a 50 percent refund is Jan. 29. Talk to the Office of the Registrar and the Office of Financial Aid for more information.

Teens for Jeans is accepting jean donations, which will be taken to Home of the Innocents in Louisville. These jeans can be any size, brand, color or style.







Jazz Music


Résumé Prep

Marty Stuart



8 - 10 p.m. The Clifton Center, Louisville

2 - 3 p.m. KFC Yum! Center, Louisville

12:15 - 1 p.m. University Center North, room 122

7:30 - 9 p.m. Knobview Hall, Ogle Center

All Day Knobview Hall, Writing Center

All Day Residence Life and Housing, Meadow Lodge

Jane Monheit, jazz musician, will be performing songs from her album “Never Never Land” on Jan. 28. Tickets can be found online at

The Louisville Cardinals will be facing off against the Villanova Women’s Basketball team on Jan. 29. Fans can come cheer for their favorite teams, and tickets are $8-$10.

The Career Development Center is offering a workshop to help students prepare their résumés on Feb. 1. Students will gain tips for making their résumés more focused.

On Feb. 3, Marty Stuart, musician, will be performing his mandolin for attendees. Stuart is a four-time Grammy winner, and student tickets are $10.

The deadline for the Metroversity Writing Competition is Jan. 31. Categories include poetry, short fiction, academic writing and creative nonfiction.

Students who are interested in becoming a community adviser in the Residence Halls can pick up an application. The next information session will be on Jan. 26.

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Week of Jan. 23, 2012

Sarcasm: use appropriately, often By COURTNEY MCKINLEY Sports Editor

The Kardashians are great role models to society, Paris Hilton is a phenomenal actress and Nickleback is the best band ever. Unfortunately, because I am writing a newspaper column, readers are unable to catch the sarcasm dripping from the previous comments I just made. Sarcasm is one of the most dynamic qualities of my personality that I thrive on daily. Fortunately, my friends and family also hone this characteristic, and we are able to playfully torment each other regularly. However, I am surprised and displeased by the fact that I have personally interacted with others who, even in adulthood, have never learned how to utilize or understand the greatness that is sarcasm. Not only do some of these individuals not understand sarcasm, but they also seem to lack any sense of humor at all. I often wonder how anyone is able to go through life without encompassing some form of humor to get them through a dull or, perhaps, terrible day. I understand people get in such bad moods that a clever “that’s what she said” joke or humorous image on can’t fix it, but I do not understand how someone cannot possess the natural ability to crack a joke every once in a while. Recently, an acquaintance of mine did not “get” a sarcastic comment I made to her. She ignored the obviously joking tone to my voice and was offended by something she implied by my comment, not by something I actually said to her. Of course, I immediately felt terrible because she misconstrued my sarcastic comment into, what she thought, was a jab at her. However, shortly after, I stopped feeling bad and felt irritated that she was able to twist my already twisted sense of humor into something mean-spirited and extremely inaccurate. I later learned this individual was just very sensitive and reacted the same way to wry comments made by our mutual friends, as well. By this experience, I learned the hard way that you have to be careful who you joke around with. I know there is a fine line between making crude, sarcastic comments for joking purposes only and actually intentionally hurting another person by what I say. I have witnessed this line being stomped over countless times, but, fortunately, a lot of people have acquired a thick skin to semi-harsh humor and know it is more appropriate to throw a clever come-

back instead of getting upset. As a lot of social circles, my friends and I have the common interest of ridiculing each other to get each other to laugh. With each friend, we all have a stereotypical “fault” that we poke fun of. Mine is my shameful ditzy comments. Growing up, my friends and family would always use “dumb blonde” jokes as ammo to my psyche. Hell, my mom still likes to say, “It’s OK, Courtney. You’re pretty” after I make a less than intelligent comment. To which I sarcastically reply, “At least I’ve got that going for me.” Instead of getting angry or taking offense, I laugh it off and either add to the previous comment or spit a distasteful and overused “your mom” insult. What aggravates me more than someone who lacks humor is someone who readily mocks an individual but instantly becomes defensive when they are, in return, taunted. As the old saying goes, “if you can’t take the heat, stay out of the kitchen.” This translates to, if you are unable to take a joke, then don’t be a jerk in the first place. There is a time and place for everything— humor included— and I know that my humor is not often permitted within a professional environment, unless provoked by my coworkers, of course. I hardly ever tone my sardonic humor down, let alone eliminate it completely based on a social situation. Luckily, sarcasm has become a prime form of humor and communication in today’s society, and I am rarely required to limit my satiric wit. One of the only limitations regarding the use of sarcasm should involve professors. Students should never be intimidated by professors, but it definitely happens and it does not help when that professor is cynical and rude. I have encountered several professors at IU Southeast who insult students and make snide comments just to intimidate the class. No one likes being teased by someone they hardly know, especially by someone who ultimately controls their grade for a class and possible future recommendations. On the other hand, I have had classes with the same professor for seven semesters in my college career, and I know him well. He has mastered sarcasm and instructed many lessons with the aid of satire, but he has never used his witty comments at a student’s expense. Sarcasm should be utilized when one knows the other individuals involved or at least know their

Student Opinion What do you think of the SOPA and PIPA bills?

Jarod Thompson Biology freshman

By stopping piracy, it could censor important topics college students might need access to.

Nicole Payne Biology freshman

It’s horrible. It shouldn’t be passed. SOPA and PIPA will ruin the Internet.

Reginald Jones International studies senior

I think it infringes on the first amendment and human rights.

Edward McCarthy Biology and secondary education freshman

I agree with a lot of the major sites that we need to monitor privacy and stop piracy. However, SOPA isn’t the right way to do that.


style of humor. If not, one may consider adjusting their slightly more aggressive humor. Unfortunately, I have not quite grasped how to act around children. I have the hardest time interacting with them solely because of their inability to comprehend sarcasm. Therefore, I try not to communicate with them in the first place. Do you see what I did there? If I was allowed, I would place asterisks around the word sarcasm to show the tone of that statement. Sarcasm is a privilege, not a right. Use it appropriately, intelligently and, especially, hilariously.

Insurance ensures cheap coverage By CLAIRE MUNN Senior Editor I never thought it would happen to me. This seems to be the generic response when traumatic things happen, but it explains exactly how I felt when I found out last semester that my house had been robbed. I have lived in the same house and the same neighborhood all my life, so it came as a little bit of a shock to find out my home was not as safe as I thought. When I finally came home, I kept wondering what they took. It ended up being two flat-screen TVs, most of my mom’s jewelry and some picture frames. Originally, I had no idea how I was going to get over this, and, while at first I felt mentally scarred and even violated, I was able to move on

with my life. The police even ended up finding the criminal almost two months later. However, there is still one aspect I will never get over. When my parents went to file a claim on the stolen property, our insurance told us we would be dropped — as if things were not bad enough already. Even though my parents had never filed a claim with this company, they still threatened to terminate our insurance. The last time my parents filed a claim was due to a wind storm that caused damage to our roof. The company at the time dropped us right after. Even my boyfriend had to switch insurance companies after they told him he would be dropped for a case of reckless driving, which happened five years ago. They just decided to tell him now. How is it that people pay into something with the idea of protecting them in the future, only to have it fail them when serious situations arise? The answer is a Ponzi scheme, and that is exactly what insurance companies have turned into now. In essence, a Ponzi scheme is when investors pay into something with the idea that those funds will be returned to them, whether by themselves or other investors. However, it turns out to be a scam separating investors from their money. With insurance companies, we as insurers pay into something in return for insurance due to some event. It seems what happens instead is, once a claim is taken out, they give the money but drop customers instantly.

Insurance is a bad investment, and the clients have become its victims. Everyone is made to believe he or she needs insurance due to forces that happen beyond their control. It has become this psychological fear that, without insurance, our lives are unprotected. However, it has instead become a false security. If insurance companies are continuing to drop customers with legitimate claims and no previous requests, where is the safety in that? Insurance companies are like bad relationships that never change. There is simply no trust. Every year, millions of dollars in advertising is spent on insurance companies claiming they are the best, and, in times of need, they will treat their customers right. However, their real goal is merely to gain more money in premiums and pay as little as they can in claims, thus allowing them to earn a profit. I guess they like to have their pie and eat it too. In reality, they will never pay someone a cent unless they completely have to — being forced by a jury — and even then it is a feat. From making the argument that their investors are not really hurt after filing a claim to accusing them of insurance fraud, insurance companies can get out of doing their jobs in just about every way. It does not help that insurance agents are also more preoccupied with their commission salaries than the best interest of their clients. For whatever reason, people feel they cannot live without insurance. From the beginning, it is ingrained in our minds that we need it, and this feeling will continue in the future. While it is important to be protected in case of emergency situations, it is also important to actually receive that protection and to feel safe. If action is not taken soon to improve consumer protection in the world of insurance, more families like my own will never receive the correct treatment they deserve.



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Printmaking student finds passion in plants By CLARE BOWYER Staff

Photo by Clare Bowyer

Wende Cudmore, fine arts senior, rolls ink onto her panel, one step of the printmaking process.

College is about developing skills and learning what passion and drives oneself has. Wende Cudmore, fine arts senior, has a passion for learning and has found a skill she is very good at — printmaking. Cudmore said she not only creates prints but puts them on the paper she has made herself out of a variety of vegetables and fruits. “I love the process ocess of printmaking,” Cudmore re said. “I like to layer my work ork to invoke people to wonder my pro-cess.” In the printmaking studio, Cudmore said she goes through the printmaking process, and the completed product ct is her own, originall print. She began experimentperimenting with fruits and vegetables to make scrap paper, and her experimenting turned into award-winning artwork. She has won the Chancellor’s Award at student art shows twice and received a Fellowship Award for her vegetable papyrus. The Fellowship Award was given to her, not only for her work, but how she gathered her supplies. The award was granted for her art skill and using America’s waste as her media. Cudmore made an agreement with two grocery stores. They would give her their old fruits and vegetables and she would make her artwork out of it. “I gather my inspirations from na-

ture, plants and the roots of plants,” Cudmore said. “I like to use materials that may not work together, or may not look like they go together but to make them work successfully.” Cudmore is from Buffalo, N.Y., and was convinced by her current fiancé in 2001 to move to Southern Indiana. She is 60 years old, keeping up a household and going to school fulltime. Cudmore has two children and five grandchildren. “I quit my job and became a fulltime student,” Cudmore said. “It was a very scary decision, but I needed to focus on school, on my art.” Brian Jones, proJo of ffessor fine arts, is Cudmore’s major menm tor to and said h he thought Wend Wende is a remarkable student. markab “As a non non-traditional student, Wende has a different e sense of motivation, and she realizes her priorities,” Jones said. “She is a year from graduating, and I don’t want to not have her in the studio.” Cudmore said she expressed the desire to teach and show others what she has learned. “We have done paper demonstrations in Louisville,” Cudmore said, “and I would love to do more papermaking classes.” Paper is not the only creation she makes with her fruits and vegetables. She has also made hats out of dried fruits and vegetables. “I thought it would be fun and a little weird,” Cudmore said. “I’m working on making a derby hat next.”

Choral director inspires growth in music education By ETHAN FLEMING Staff

Mariana Farah, director of choral activities, said she wanted to sing from the time she was a child. “When I was about five or six I told my parents that I wanted to sing,” Farah said. “My parents aren’t musicians, so it was kind of awkward for them to know what to do with me.” Farah is a Brazilian native and said public schools in Brazil do not offer music programs there, so her parents placed her into a conservatory of music. “I went back and forth pursuing a career as a singer and pursuing a career as a conductor,” Farah said. She said back then she knew she loved choral music. “I was taking voice lessons in college,” Farah said, “and, then, you know just as a college student, I was working, singing in bars. I was doing a lot of singing, but, for some reason, I knew opera wasn’t really my real passion.” After studying general music for nine years at the conservatory, Farah said she went on to study conducting in college. She moved to the United States in 2000 to continue her studies in graduate school. She received her master’s degree at the University of Iowa and her doctorate at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Finishing her education in 2008, she moved to New Albany to become director of choral activities at IU Southeast. Since arriving here, Farah said she has worked diligently to expand the music department. “I brought to campus a huge choral festival — the Southern Indiana Women’s Choral Festival,” Farah said. The festival is held annually at IU Southeast and has brought high school music students and directors to campus. “I think the goal is to continue bringing more people into our program,” Farah said. Farah said one tool for growth would be adopting a degree track for music education. As a board member of the Indiana Choral Direc-

Photo by Ethan Fleming

Mariana Farah, director of choral activities, stands behind the piano in the Recital Hall.

tor’s Association, Farah has been in contact with most of the local music educators in the area. “I know for a fact that there is a great need for us to have good music teachers out there in the community teaching,” Farah said. “Having a bachelor of music education would attract a lot of wonderful students who want to get a degree as music educators.” This sentiment does not stop with Farah. “There’s quite a bit of demand for qualified music

teachers in the state of Indiana,” Ken Atkins, office coordinator for the Theatre and Music Departments, said. Atkins said Farah has been working toward the goal of the education degree through community outreach, getting the choir out into the community and building relationships with the community. Aside from her work in expanding the Music Department, she conducts the IUS Community Chorus and the IUS Concert Choir.


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By SAMANTHA WEAVER » It was 20th-century American critic John Leonard who made the following sage observation: “To be capable of embarrassment is the beginning of moral consciousness. Honor grows from qualms.”

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» Only 5 percent of American men report that they feel satisfied with their looks. With women, it’s only 1 percent. » The town of Adamant, Vermont, was once named Sodom. The townspeople voted to change the name in 1905.

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» The first portable computer was made available to the public in 1975. In this instance, however, “portable” was used as a relative term; the IBM 5100 weighed 55 pounds. » You’ve probably never heard of the Spanish village of Lijar, located in the south of that country. This village, though, was involved in a nearly 100-year war that lasted well into the 20th century. It seems that in 1883, Alfonso XII, the

king of Spain, made a state visit to Paris and received a less-thanroyal welcome. Led by mayor Don Miguel Garcia Saez, the citizens of Lijar, after hearing that their monarch had been insulted and possible accosted by mobs, declared war on France. Though there were no casualties — not even any gunfire — the war lasted until 1981. That was when the town council ruled that it would end hostilities with France thanks to the warm welcome King Juan Carlos of Spain received in France in 1976. » In 2008, a study was conducted in the United Kingdom to determine what, if any, effect the consumption of tomatoes had on the human body’s reaction to sun exposure. The university students enrolled in the study who consumed the equivalent of about five tomatoes per day were 33 percent less likely to get sunburned than those who ate no tomatoes.

»»»»»««««« Thought for the Day: “Several excuses are always less convincing than one.” — Aldous Huxley (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.


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Week of Jan. 23, 2011

Open Books discussion debates ‘The Great Gatsby’ By BRADLEY COOPER Staff

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Emily Sheehan, visiting assistant professor of fine arts, explains one of her works during the artist lecture on Jan. 11 in the Ronald Barr Gallery.

Artist draws on experience By TAYLOR FERGUSON Staff


o kick off 2012, the Ronald Barr Gallery opened with the “Drawing on Experience” exhibit by Emily Sheehan, artist and visiting assistant professor of fine arts, on Jan. 11. Seven works are represented in this show. All the works are based on the same concept of perceptual drawing, or, in other words, drawing from observation in a multi-sensory way. “I completed three of the works in the show prior to my coming to teach at IU Southeast,” Sheehan said. “The rest of the work in the show is brand new, completed in my campus studio space in the last six months.” Sheehan said her older and newer works have slightly different goals in exploring perception. “My older work is really looking at my own self experience,” Sheehan said. The seven works represented in “Drawing on Experience” include “Five Softest Parts of My Face,” “Where I Am Hard All the Time,” “I Think That’s Way Too Close,” Articulating Experience: “I Feel,” Articulating Experience: “I Think,” Articulating Experience: “I Know,” “Drawing a Deep Breath” and “Standing Still.” In her artist statement, Sheehan said people perceive through their bodily senses, absorb and evaluate each encounter, construct means to interpret and respond to and convey their understanding to others. It is in this human space between encounter and communication that people make the world personal. The activity of perceptual drawing is what Sheehan said holds her in that human space longer. “It makes me think about what I internalize,” Sheehan said. “It lets me decide what to share and then allows me to create drawings.” In order for someone to understand what he or she is attempting to draw, Sheehan said that person needs to pull it slowly through his or her perceptions and understand it on many different levels.

“I think that all of the work in the show is seeking that main goal of representing that understanding as an image,” Sheehan said. Amie Villiger, graphic design and painting senior, attended the opening to support the Fine Arts Program. “I really liked the zen-ness of it all,” Villiger said. Sheehan uses a variety of drawing materials, both traditional and non-traditional, in her works. “I choose materials specifically and deliberately for each project,” Sheehan said. Kristin Shields, fine arts senior, is taking Sheehan’s Life Drawing class this semester and came out to the gallery opening. “I like her use of negative space,” Shields said. “That’s personally really hard for me to do with my own work, so I admire that about hers.” Sheehan said her goal for her newer work is to show the result of an everyday activity as an image. “I want to pull the viewer into their head space that moment before you actually communicate what you’re experiencing,” Sheehan said. After walking through the gallery and taking in the exhibit, Sheehan said she wants the viewer to simply stop and think. “I really want people to just acknowledge their unique experiences,” Sheehan said. “Think a little bit longer about how they got where they are now.” Shields said it was a little difficult for her to understand at first. “Once she explained her reasoning behind it, it made more sense,” Shields said. “I definitely do like to get close and engaged with the work though.” Sheehan earned her Master of Fine Arts at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in Minnesota, where she also taught. “I started teaching at IU Southeast in fall 2011,” Sheehan said. “Drawing on Experience” will continue to be shown until Jan. 31 in the Ronald Barr Gallery located in the Ogle Center.

Class, wealth and old money were some of the many topics brought up during the Open Book discussion of “The Great Gatsby” on Jan. 13. Jacqueline Johnson, coordinator of Collection Development of the IUS Library, led the discussion. “Open Books is a reading group that meets the second Friday of each month in the IUS Library,” Johnson said. Open Books started about the same time the IUS Library opened in 2006. Members of Open Books vote on all the books they are going to read each year. “The Great Gatsby” was the first book selected for 2012. “I read ‘The Great Gatsby’ in high school, and I re-read it now,” Johnson said. “I still feel the same way about it.” Johnson said she was disgusted by all the characters. She said she also found Gatsby’s constant use of “old boy” to be irritating. However, other patrons of the book discussion, such as Regina Hollis, former adjunct professor of informatics and member of Open Books, felt more sympathetic towards the titular character. “He was pitiful,” Hollis said. Nancy Totten, retired librarian and member of Open Books, said the only character she found likeable was Gatsby. Central to the discussion of “The Great Gatsby” was the book’s criticism of the wealthy. In fact, Hollis described the central theme of the book as “the carelessness of the rich.” The members mentioned how the author F. Scotts Fitzgerald wrote that the wealthy had carelessly destroyed the lives of many people. Johnson said the wealthy in “The Great Gatsby” seemed bored and did not feel like they were obligated to help anyone. Johnson expanded on this thought, and she said there was no real depth to the characters. Johnson said the characters were rather superficial, which she said was intentional on the part of the author. She said the characters were so superficial that they were not upset when Gatsby died. Johnson said one of the main themes of the book was how the established wealthy looked down on the self-made, including Gatsby. “This book shows an interesting portrayal of class warfare,” Hollis said. The group also talked about Gatsby’s attraction and love for Daisy. Hollis said Daisy’s personality was a combination of cute, childish and sexual attributes. Johnson said the members usually select 12 books to read in a year, but this year they picked 16 books. “I sent an e-mail with the list of all possible books that people would like to discuss,” Johnson said. “This year, I selected the books that got more than five votes to put on the list.” The next book discussion will take place on Feb. 10, and it will be on “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett.

Nursing professor imparts advice for healthy lifestyle By S.B. WEBER Staff Jacquelyn Reid, professor of nursing, spoke to students about healthy lifestyles on Jan. 18. The lecture was part of the Common Experience series. Reid has taught at IU Southeast for more than 10 years and said she accepted the opportunity to speak to students outside of her program. “I felt like I could put a presentation together that would relate to a cross section of students,” Reid said. The speech intended to educate students about health and wellness and to present several Internet resources for continuing education. During the lecture,

Jacquelyn Reid professor of nursing

she asked everyone to stand, and then she read several questions concerning daily health habits and asked the participants to sit if they did not meet the requirements. She prepared seven questions. However, all attendees were seated after the third question. She highlighted key

issues that most people face in their daily lives. She started with healthy eating habits and explained the knowledge of foods and how their effects on the body have changed throughout the years. The Obama administration recently replaced The Food Pyramid with My Plate. The diagram resembles a dinner plate and is sectioned into four food groups with a re-shifted focus on fruit and vegetable intake as the main source of nutrients. Healthy weight was also a topic of discussion. Reid said Body Mass Index is a more accurate reflection of health, weight on a scale can be deceiving, and BMI shows the ratio of fat to muscle. A person who

lost fat through exercise and gained muscle may weigh the same as they did before, even though they are healthier. She also spoke about a risk that many college students tend to overlook — sleep deprivation. Inadequate sleep on a regular basis can have many ill effects, and it can cause irreversible damage to the mind and body. Reid also discussed body image. She explained several types of eating disorders and spoke about their negative consequences. She also explained the psychological perspective a person with an eating disorder can have. “It’s called Dysphoria,” Reid said. “When [people with eating disorders] look in the

Giving internet resources is the best way to reach out to their generation. Jacquelyn Reid professor of nursing

mirror, they cannot see themselves how they truly are. They see a different image.” Carmyn Mchargue, economics sophomore, spoke about additional resources she came across. “I downloaded a free app called ‘My Fitness

Pal’ which tracks your diet and exercise,” Mchargue said. “This helped me watch my weight and learn about the things I eat.” Reid thanked the audience for coming and concluded the lecture by asking the attendees to check out the websites. “I just feel that with a computer oriented youth, giving Internet resources is the best way to reach out to their generation,” Reid said. Dustin Helton, undecided freshman, talked about what he learned during the lecture. “I learned a lot of information about many different resources you can use to help your diet,” Helton said. “If you have problems smoking, you can go to the website and learn how to quit.”

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