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University changes its student registration policy
Test run for new Bearline route
The Student Government Association has a new weekend trial route that will be running until spring break. The route’s existence will be based on the amount of use during that time. The route will run Friday and Saturdays from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. The stops will include the PSU, Scholars House, Greek Row, Kentwood Hall, Park Central Square and Hammons Student Center.
E-verify Forum hosted by MSU
Missouri State University will host a Springfield E-verify Ballot Initiative Education Forum from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 2 in the Meyer Library auditorium. Jerry Wilson and Jerry Long will represent the Ozarks Minutemen. Joe Robles, a local businessman and Michael Stout, assistant professor of sociology at Missouri State finish the panel. Dr. Kenneth Coopwood, vice president for diversity and inclusion, will moderate the program.
New student housing to open in August
Miller O’Reilly Real Estate Developers, the creators of The Monroe, will open two new apartment developments near campus in August. Like The Monroe, students can choose to rent their own furnished bedroom and private bathroom and not be responsible for roommates’ leases. Deep Elm is located at 701 E. Elm Street on the MSU campus across from Bear Park North parking garage. The Jefferson will be located at 835 S. Jefferson across from Jarrett Middle School. Amenities will include private bedrooms and a bath, fully furnished kitchen, washer and dryer in each unit and utilities, cable, Internet, and WiFi included in rent. The new websites of the two apartments, “Deep Elm” and “The Jefferson,” launch today. For more information, go to http://www.deepelmleasing.com or http://www.thejeffersonleasing.com. Read next week’s issue of The Standard for a full story on the new housing being offered.
Calendar January 24 to January 30
Intersession grades must be submitted, all day Foundations Exhibition, 1 to 5 p.m. at the Student Exhibition Center Habitat for Humanity General Meeting, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Monroe Apartment Complex
Intersession grades available on My Missouri State website, all day Meyer Library Tours, 5:30 to 6 p.m. at Meyer Library lobby
Study Away Information Session, 5 to 6 p.m. at Glass Hall 230 Students for a Sustainable Future general meeting, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Temple Hall Pit
C. William Young Guest Artist Organ Recital, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at First and Calvary Presbyterian Church Lewis Black, 7 to 9 p.m. at Juanita K. Hammons Hall
Refund Deadline – Full semester at 75 percent credit, all day Study Away 101 Information Session, 3 to 4 p.m. at Plaster Student Union 315A
Missouri State looks to elevate campus security
By Brandon Corrigan The Standard
Steph Anderson/THE STANDARD
Students who don’t feel safe walking across campus at night can utilize MSU’s Safe Walk program.
By Damien M. DiPlacido The Standard Missouri State’s Department of Safety and Transportation is looking to elevate the level of security in several of the school’s downtown buildings by implementing several student security hosts. The addition of the security positions are due in part to collaboration between the Criminal Justice Society and the Safety
and Transportation Department, the department’s assistant director Jay Huff said. “This is a means of expanding the security presence in the downtown buildings,” Huff said. “We feel strongly committed that a student, faculty or staff person that walks out of a downtown building at 9 o’clock at night can feel just as safe coming out of that building as they do coming out of Hill Hall or
something in the core of campus.” There are several security host positions in the downtown area: one at the Jim D. Morris Center for Continuing Education, located at 301 S. Jefferson Avenue, and one at the Park Central Office Building at 117 Park Central Square, Huff said. The position will also soon move into the Brick City Building at 305 W. Mill St. “The position is really
not much more than what a receptionist would do. They’ll be tied to the university’s security arm,” Huff said. “Their basic function is to be additional eyes and ears. They don’t patrol the building. They just watch who comes in the door and report any problems.” The security hosts will be equipped with a radio in order to contact the local See SAFETY page 2
State budget cuts Missouri higher education By Michael Gulledge The Standard Despite an early loan proposal that possibly could have avoided cuts, higher education across Missouri faces a 12.5 percent cut in state appropriations for fiscal year 2013. The proposed cuts were announced with Gov. Jay Nixon’s budget just before his State of the State address on Jan. 17 and could mean tuition increases for students and no raises for employees at Missouri State. A mid-December proposal called for five state universities to loan funds to the state to help fund appropriations. “If the universities had loaned that money then I think it’s likely that we would have gotten no cut,” MSU Interim President Clif Smart said. The loan proposal called for around $107 million to be loaned to the state from universities, including MSU. The cuts in higher education appropriations were around $106 million. “All of the universities were interested in it,” Smart said. “We didn’t have all the details yet, but we were interested in the concept.” The loan proposal drew criticism from lawmakers such as Sen. Bob Dixon who were concerned that the plan wasn’t presented before the legislature. “I think that issue was framed before it was ready to be framed,” Smart said. “It was discussed publicly too soon and as a result of that the Governor’s office withdrew.” “We were interested in it because it preserved our core funding,” Smart said. With the loan proposal off the table, MSU and other universities have to face a 12.5 percent cut. “It’s a significant blow to us,” Smart said. “It’s $10 million. That’s on top of $11 million the prior two years so when you think about it we’ve lost 25 percent of our state funding over the past three years.“ Smart said that the
budget is around $15 million short for next year. “About $10 million of that is loss in state appropriations and $5 million is in expenses for next year,” Smart said. The $5 million increase in expenses includes around $3 million for a 2 percent pay and fringe benefit increase for employees throughout the past year, Smart said. Nixon, in his State of the State address, called “on all our colleges and universities to continue to look for more ways to cut overhead and administrative costs and run smarter, more efficient operations.” However, many cuts and optimization have already been done at MSU during previous budget cycles. An early retirement program was offered in 2010 to faculty members to help lower payroll. “That’s a huge loss that can’t be filled just by being more efficient or combining jobs or eliminating small programs,” Smart said. “It just can’t be done. We have a huge challenge in front of us, but it’s not impossible.” Other universities may not be so prepared. “This cut could put at least one four-year institution under,” said Rep. Mike Lair, chairman of the House education appropriations committee. Lair wouldn’t name which university was at risk of failure.
Tuition Increases Expected
“One formula that I proposed is consideration that half of that is taken care of by new revenue and the other half is taken care of by expense cuts,” Smart said. Smart said that while tuition isn’t the only source of revenue, it’s the primary one. Tuition is expected to increase more than the 3 percent U.S. Consumer Price Index increase this year. The index is used to measure change in the market price of a basket of goods. MSU would have to apply for a waiver to increase tuition by more than CPI. Dr. Terrel Gallaway, chair of the Faculty Senate, said that the state trying to keep tuition low while cutting appropriations is “cutting off both legs of funding.” With cut funds, class sizes would increase, corners would be cut and quality would be difficult to maintain, Gallaway said. “We can raise tuition and still have a good deal,” Gallaway said. MSU isn’t alone in needing to raise tuition. “I think that every university is looking at the same model,” Smart said. “I think that it’s unrealistic that if the magnitude of the cuts stay the way they are that people can meet their budgets with just a CPI tuition increase. “I expect 100 percent of the universities will be seeking a waver above CPI,” Smart said.
Enrollment fall 2011 • • • • •
MSU SEMO UCM MU Truman
22,866 11,510 11,637 73,565 5,720
Source: Numbers gathered from respective university websites.
Smart emphasized that tuition increases for MSU have been historically low. The past year brought a 4 percent increase, but the two years before that saw no increase. “Over the last three years combined, we’ve raised tuition 4 percent,” Smart said. “We are $2,600 less than Mizzou.” MSU would still be one of the most affordable options in Missouri even with a tuition increase above CPI, Smart said. A tuition increase is also necessary to maintain the current state of the university. “I think that a lot of students would rather us try and preserve quality than eliminate student services, quadruple class sizes, eliminate sections that a class is offered,” Smart said. Smart added that the legislature will ultimately decide the increase in tuition. “If the legislature brings the cut down, then the tuition increase goes down,” Smart said. See BUDGET page 8
Missouri State University officials have changed a longstanding financial policy which put holds on student registrations when bills as small as $25 are outstanding on student accounts. The new threshold will be at $200 for holds on registrations. “We thought it was a reasonable amount to help facilitate students to be able to enroll in a timely manner,” said Stephen Foucart, MSU Interim Chief Financial Officer. Foucart said that because of the new policy, 149 more MSU students were able to enroll for the spring semester. “It’s an example on the part of the administration to be even more student friendly, I think as a result of the policy change,” Don Simpson, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management, said. The policy Foucart change was made by the Administrative Council, a group chaired by Interim President Clif Smart. The group of central administrators, who work to develop and implement the priorities of the university, tailored the new policy to help students who use financial aid, Simpson said. “One of the advantages, particularly in an economy with a lot of students experiencing difficulties, is to rework the financial aid regulations that we have,” Simpson said. “We would like to allow a student to apply up to $200 of their aid for a future semester to the charges for a previous semester. “But, of course, we can’t give students financial aid for an upcoming semester until they enroll,” Simpson said. “So, now for example, if a student owes $180 on their fall semester charges – and they are allowed to register for the spring because their total is less than $200 – when they do and their aid applies, the first $180 can go to covering their fall charges and the rest of course, would apply to their spring.” After five years of enrollment increases, MSU’s attendance decreased slightly last fall to 22,866 students compared with 23,092 in 2010. Simpson said that it is difficult to estimate whether the effect of the new financial policy might boost future enrollments such as this spring. “It’s hard to know precisely what the effect might be, but I think just generally speaking, it’s a more appropriate more reasonable limit at which to hold students,” Simpson said. “To the best of my knowledge it’s been $25 for many years, and I think it was time in my opinion to adjust a little bit,” he said. Simpson said that official enrollment numbers for spring are not tallied until the fourth week of classes because there are a lot of students who register late. Junior speech and theater education major Bret Higgins, said he respects the efforts of the Administrative Council to help students in a tight economy. “This will a great step in keeping students on track to graduate and complete their requirements. I think this is just one step,” Higgins said. “I encourage the Administrative Council to take a look further into issues that are blocking students from being admitted to or becoming registered for classes that are needed to pursue their higher education goals.”
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012
The Skinny Improv performers entertain students with a roast of ‘Twilight’ By Kelsey Berry The Standard
The dimly lit theatre was filled with hearty laughter as three comedians sat front-andcenter with microphones in hand, bashing the Twilight crew while the movie played on the big screen. It did not seem to take much effort for three of The Skinny Improv performers, Tyler Snodgrass, Tim Messersmith and Sarah Jenkins, to transform the romantic drama into a hilarious comedy with their witty commentaries. Giggles filled the room as the roasters made remarks
like, “Can we turn this up? We need to hear their horrible dialogue.” The audience ate it up when Messersmith responded to Bella’s plea to Edward, “Why didn’t you just let the van crush me and save yourself the trouble?” with “Yeah, and save us from this movie.” The audience burst into laughter as Messersmith repeatedly made puking noises during Edward’s first encounter with Bella in class and described him with the colorful portrayal, “It’s like looking at Pac-Man face-on. Hide your dots and cherries.” The Twilight roasting was held in Plaster Student Union
Robert W. Theatre on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. Free T-shirts and mugs were given out to students who attended. The Student Activities Council, which sponsored the event, said there is a possibility that a movie roasting may become a yearly event on the MSU campus. “I think it went really well. It was a lot of fun,” Film Chair of SAC Dan Dougherty said. The performers poked fun at awkward character positioning and gaping pauses in dialogue throughout the movie to play up their commentary. “They can’t act well enough to show they actually
like each other so they have to just stare at each other for minutes and minutes,” Snodgrass said. There were more than a few opportunities for The Skinny Improv team to jab at Bella’s mouth that seemed to be hanging open the whole time, accompanied by her constant heavy breathing. “Close your mouth!” Snodgrass said. “She only knows how to breathe through her mouth.” The reoccurring issue of Bella’s breathing habits was repeatedly mocked throughout the film and seemed to be an audience favorite.
Junior Andrea Lane, a recreation, sport and park administration major, is a fan of Stephanie Meyer’s novels, yet she still enjoyed the roast. “I am a really big movie person and I think it’s hilarious when people nitpick at them,” Lane said. “I didn’t realize a lot of the funny stuff until they (The Skinny Improv) made fun of it. Like the extreme diversity of all the characters.” Lane admits that even though she enjoyed the novels, she really liked the roasting of the Twilight movie and would gladly attend another movie roasting.
Sophomore Emily Feldt, a theatre/acting major, who had never seen or read Twilight, said she really enjoyed herself, as well. “I thought the roast was funny,” Feldt said. “And the movie was sillier than I thought it would be. I’m not sure I could have ever watched it seriously to begin with.” Comedy Chair of SAC, sophomore Nick Saverino, expressed his support for the event. “We want to thank the performers. They were very gung-ho about it all and it was really cool to see them so excited about it.”
University official says about half of all new BearPass cards have been collected By Dayle Duggins The Standard
Of the 25,000 new BearPass cards to be issued through Missouri State, almost half of the smart chip-bearing cards have been picked up so far, a university official said. Kent Thomas, special assistant to the president, has played a major role in coordinating the implementation efforts of the university for the massive BearPass project. About seven years ago, the university did away with the printing of students’ Social Security numbers on cards and opted to embed the information on the back of the ZipCard’s magnetic strip, Thomas said. It became apparent that the university needed to replace the card three years ago, as the
Safety Continued from page 1 public safety officers or the police if needed and will be provided with training on how to effectively monitor the surveillance cameras, Huff said. Joe Snodgrass, a Missouri State alumnus, is a security host that works at the Park Central Building. He’s held down the position since August of 2009. “The main reason I’m down here is prevention of
magnetic strip could be read by card readers, potentially sacrificing the personal information of students. At the time, there wasn’t enough money to do so, Thomas said. “It’s [BearPass] 13 years newer than the old system,” Thomas said. “It is current in terms of technology, it is safer for the student, safer for the rest of us and it gives you more control over the stuff that the card can be used for than you had with the old system. I think that’s pretty much a win-win.” With the new card, one can charge expenses or purchases to an account, do a variety of actions online and the pass acts as an access card to many buildings on campus. “People like the ability to tap and go,” Thomas said. “I think people really like the fact that their personal information
is no longer as accessible as it was. And I think people are really going to like the Eaccess feature that allows them to check how much money is on their card online and turn their pass on and off online without having to wait for the BearPass office.” While it seems the majority of students are grateful for the accessibility of the system, Thomas has received complaints concerning the small print on cards. To allow the inclusion of longer names, the cards now have smaller font, Thomas said. Brittany Davis, a freshman who hopes to major in nursing, and K.J. Williams, an undecided freshman, while having no complaints about the small font, did see a cosmetic flaw in the cards. “I think the appearance is
people just walking in off the street, people that obviously don’t belong here,” Snodgrass said. “But lot of times this building gets confused with the state office building, because it says Missouri State on it. I have to point people in the right direction.” In addition to the security hosts of the downtown campus buildings, the Department of Safety and Transportation also provides an on-campus walking service seven days a week, during the hours of darkness, the department’s website said. If a student feels threatened
in any way, or is apprehensive about walking to their destination, a safety officer can be radio dispatched to the caller’s location. Depending on the officer’s availability, the safewalk procedures may be delayed at times. The use of the Bear Line shuttles is highly encouraged. For more information about safe-walk procedures, or anything regarding the Department of Safety and Transportation, visit their official web page at http://www.missouristate.edu/safetran/. To use Safe Walk, call 417-836-5509.
kind of plain, I like the older one better, so that’s one downside to it,” Davis said. Davis and Williams commented positively on the tap and pay feature of the BearPass, stating that it made the process move much quicker.
Seeing as nearly half of the new BearPasses have yet to be claimed, Thomas encourages individuals to pick up their cards. “If they choose to keep their old card, they need to scrape of the magnetic stripe on the back and disable the
card so that someone can’t reach into your social,” Thomas said. Through Friday of next week, stations will be set up at the PSU for students to claim their cards. After that, the BearPass office will be distributing the cards.
Jan. 24, 2012
What do you think of the new BearPass Cards? Ashley Bishop
Senior Construction Management
I like them. I like that they arenʼt swipeable.
Theyʼre for the better because they had social security issues with the last ones.
It doesnʼt have my M-number — I like the M-number on there because I donʼt remember it.
I think theyʼre great. They make the dinner line go by faster.
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Students should watch out for one another
The city of Springfield and the Missouri State campus are generally not notorious for being very dangerous places. As the third largest city in the state, Springfield’s violent crime numbers are a far cry from those in the state’s two largest cities—St. Louis and Kansas City. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t bad people out there. Although our campus seems to be considerably safe—and stats from the Department of Safety and Transportation prove that—we as a campus community still have to be cautious and report things that are out of line or seem suspicious. Like it or not, we all have an obligation to keep our campus safe and take some form of action when that is threatened. In order to give an extra boost of security to our buildings downtown, the Department of Safety and Transportation are looking to add several security positions to make sure our students are safe. But it’s not just the Department of Safety and Transportation that is responsible for looking out for our students. Our students have to look out for each other, too. We have been fortunate over recent years to have only had a minimal amount of criminal incidents on our campus. But that’s not to say it doesn’t happen. Even on a relatively safe campus like ours, we still have to be alert to our surroundings, especially after dark. The university has several security resources available to students including Safe Walks, blue-light phones and access to the Bear Line. Take advantage of them when needed. The Department of Safety and Transportation also has information available regarding safe walk procedures and other useful information on its website: http://www.missouristate.edu/safetran/.
Dashing trio of bad news lingers for Missouri State and higher education
I’ve always been told that when there’s one piece of bad news, expect two more to follow it. That infamous trio made a dash for Missouri State last week. First, Missouri State announced petty gains in its initial spring enrollment figures. The final report will be based on a head count at the end of Feb. 13 — yours truly’s birthday, in case you’re wondering. (Spare the almost a-Valentine’sDay baby comments, it just means cheap boyfriends found an excuse to combine gifts). An adjusted spring enrollment figure shows a rise of just .1 percent compared to last spring’s adjusted numbers. Though the news is most definitely better than a drop in enrollment, the modest gain is an embarrassment when compared to other local institutions. Ozarks Technical Community College reported an increase of 7 percent for its spring enrollment — a whopping 6.9 percent more than Missouri State. Even Evangel University, a private institution whose tuition costs exceed Missouri State, increased the number of students this spring by .9 percent when compared to last spring. That means Evangel has 96 more students this spring than last while MSU has just 10 more students. In regards to the slight gains at Missouri State, the word that initially comes to mind is “pathetic.” For OTC, it’s “wow.” In its news release, OTC said its demand for Internetbased classes has “increased exponentially since OTC made it possible...to earn a complete associate’s degree online.” Missouri State’s own news release highlighted that Internet-based classes had an enrollment increase of 24.4 percent while head count in traditional classes fell 1.6 percent. That’s even considering Missouri State’s relatively small number of degrees completely attainable through online classes and the staggering costs associated with them. OTC offers its Internet-based classes for an additional $65 per course. For a three credit hour class for an in-district student, that comes out to be $323. MSU offers Internetbased undergraduate, three-credit hour courses for $825 — a couple hundred less than what out-of-state OTC students pay for Internet courses. Seriously?! All but six of my undergraduate credit hours were com-
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Enrollment spring 2012 Ozarks Technical Community College • 9,465 Springfield Campus, 5.3 percent increase • 2,075 Online, 10 percent increase • 4,151 Total, 7 percent growth
Kandice McKee Columnist
• Note: 4,151 students taking at least one online class
pleted as a Bear, and I absolutely loved the experience. What I don’t love, though, is my current debt-to-income ratio. My predecessor, Stephen Herzog, harped on Missouri State’s costs for Internet classes last semester. I stand by his assertion that the university must find a way to make Internet classes cheaper and take advantage of the apparently growing number of people willing to enroll in such classes. Lower prices attract more students, which will increase total profits. That brings me to the second and third pieces of bad news. Gov. Jay Nixon announced he’s considering a devastating 12.5 percent budget cut to Missouri’s higher education institutions. For Missouri State, that could mean a cut of about $10 million for the 2012-13 academic year. And that could, and likely will, mean an increase in tuition for students and the “elimination of the 2 percent across-the-board salary increase,” as Interim President Clif Smart wrote in his “Clif’s Notes” The budget issues are nothing new, and Smart assures the university community that we will continue to “weather this storm.” Coming from the ever-changing industry of print journalism, I can empathize with the lack of morale that comes to stagnant salaries. And from a student standpoint, tuition hikes just plain suck. I can’t think of a more perfect definition for a lose-lose situation. Some recommend ripping off a Band-Aid quickly to minimize the excruciating effects; others take it slow and nudge along amid the lingering pain. It looks like the university and all those connected to it will have to deal with both approaches alongside this trio of announcements. The Standard reserves the right to edit or reject any advertising copy at any time. The Standard encourages responsibility and good taste in advertising. Political advertisements must show clear endorsement, such as “Paid for by (Advertiser).” A sample of all mail-order items must be submitted prior to the publication of the advertisement. Advertising having the appearance of news must have the word “advertisement” printed above. Such ads must be bordered. Clear sponsorship must be shown on each advertisement. Position requests will be honored when possible but are not guaranteed. In case of error or omission, The
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Missouri State University • 15,490 undergraduate, 2.47 percent decrease • 18,454 Total, 1.46 percent decrease
Gov. Jay Nixon’s Fiscal Year Budget 2013 Total state budget • $7.585 billion in general revenue Reductions for education • $89 million reduction for 4-year higher education • Gov. Nixon recommends the following appropriations: 2013 Appropriations in 2012 •MSU $69,425,030 $79,342,892 •SEMO $37,525,333 $42,886,095 •UCM $46,034,654 $52,611,033 •MU $403,634,997 $398,000,626 •Truman $40,377,812 $39,814,175 • $16.9 million reduction for community and technical colleges: 2013 Appropriations in 2012 •OTC $8,686,108 $10,067,515 Source: Information gathered from press releases from Missouri State University, Ozarks Technical Community College and the Missouri state website.
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Jan. 24, 2012
Deadheads to unite ‘One More Saturday Night’
January 24 to January 30
By Lauren Healey The Standard
probably the size of Vintage Vice, and saw a wall of T-shirts and a wall of designs, it kind of inspired us,” Shawn said. At first, the two took their idea with them back to Washington D.C. but realized that after rent, start-up cost and everything else, it wasn’t going to happen. So, they put the idea on hold. In the time being the two focused on providing really excellent service and customer care through Vintage Vice. The store came under their care in 2009 and with that their dedication to finding one-of-a-kind items for customers.
If you’ve never heard the Grateful Dead’s music, the name alone can be a bit off-putting, conjuring up images of some angry, heavy metal band. Give the Grateful Dead a moment’s chance, however, and you’ll be subdued by melodic guitar-picking and whimsical words. Springfield musicians will come together Saturday, Jan. 28 at Patton Alley Pub to tribute the Grateful Dead as the band Mr. Charlie. Chris Beerman, a junior media, journalism and film major, said the music and culture surrounding the Dead has created generations of fans that want to experience the raw energy of a Dead show. “Tribute bands like Mr. Charlie are providing Dead fans with a chance to come together and see their favorite songs played live,” he said. Jim Rea, who sings and plays guitar for the band, said the band did a couple of Dead tribute shows early last year but the band members got so busy that they couldn’t have another show until now. “Part of the reason I enjoy Grateful Dead music is because I grew up with it,” he said. “I had a couple records leftover from my aunt and mother’s record collection that were great. It’s not just the music, but the culture that went along with it, as well.” Rea said people can expect to hear every type of Dead tune at the show. “Their career expanded over so many decades,” he said. “We’re not afraid to do the lighter stuff, but we enjoy the harder rock stuff, too. We try to touch on the jam aspect of the music, but, at the same time, we don’t go into 20 minute jams or anything. We focus on playing more tunes in the night, rather than longer tunes.” Rea said that as a child and before he had heard any Dead music, he had an image of a loud hard rock band, partially because of the Grateful Dead’s art—skeletons, Steal Your Face skulls and dancing bears. “But, once I listened to it, the music really ended up being based in blues, roots and bluegrass,” he said. Rea said you can pretty much count on hearing “Jack Straw,” “Sugar Magnolia,” “Brokedown Palace” and, of course, “Shakedown Street.”
See VINTAGE page 8
See DEAD page 8
Quantum Groove 9 p.m. at Lindbergs, free Tuesday’s Stew 10 p.m. at the Outland Ballroom, free for ladies 18+ and gents 21+ Open Mic Night 9 p.m. at the Outland, free Let's #@%! 9 p.m. at Jekyll & Hyde’s, free for 21+ and $5 for 18+ (only 100 minors allowed at a time)
Dug & the SOULar Panels 7 to 10 p.m. at Patton Alley Pub, free St. Dallas & The Sinners 11 p.m. at the Outland, $3 Stand-up Comedy 8 p.m. at Lindbergs, free SAC Weekly Film: 30 Minutes or Less 9 p.m. at the PSU Robert W. Theater, free
Think ‘n’ Trivia 7 p.m. at Patton Alley Pub, free Mike McClure Band with Brian Lumley & The Red Dirt Underground 9 p.m. at the Outland Ballroom, $7 Clawhammer and Thee Fine Lines 9:30 p.m. at Lindbergs, cover charge
Jazz Trio 8 to 10 p.m. at the Outland, $3 The Jah Roots Band with Ghostdance 9 p.m. at the Outland Ballroom, cover charge Cloud City with Modern Epic 9 p.m. at the Outland, $5 Canto 17 9 p.m. at Patton Alley Pub, cover charge
A Tribute To The Grateful Dead: Mr. Charlie 9 p.m. at Patton Alley Pub, $5 Jackson Taylor & The Sinners with Cole Porter Band 9 p.m. at the Outland Ballroom, cover charge
Vintage clothing store
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Downtown’s repurposed apparel store, Vintage Vice, and its T-shirt-oriented branch-off store, Swagbot, are located in the heart of downtown on Walnut Street between Jefferson and South avenues.
Vintage Vice opens new T-shirt shop, Swagbot on Walnut Street
The Rugs, Mustache, and Heartpunch 9 p.m. at the Outland, cover charge
By Kaycie Surrell The Standard
Mike Zito with Blue Plate Special 9 p.m. at Lindbergs, $10 at door or $8 in advance (tickets available at Lindbergs or Kaleidoscope)
Vintage Vice, a modern vintage and repurposed fashion shop, has been providing eclectic and one-ofa-kind clothing for those with a unique style since 2006. The duo behind the clothes, Shawn and Julie Matthews, recently took the store to the next step with their move into the old iNDie space at 210 E. Walnut St. The Matthews’ moved into the
Members of Speakeasy 8 p.m. at Ebbets Field Downtown, free Lewis Black 7 to 9 p.m. at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for Performing Arts, $36.75 to $56.75
Open Mic Night 7 to 11 p.m. at Harlow’s, free Mascara Metal Monday 10 p.m. at the Outland, free Guest Artist Recital: Robert Spring on clarinet 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Ellis Hall 217b, free
Briefs Peter Frampton to perform at Gillioz
The Frampton Comes Alive 35 Tour will bring classic rock legend Peter Frampton to a Springfield stage at 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27 at the Gillioz Theatre. Frampton’s 2011 world tour, celebrating the 35th anniversary of his multi-platinum selling live album “Frampton Comes Alive!”, was so successful that the tour has been extended into 2012. Ticket prices range from $46 to $95 and can be purchased by calling 417-863-9491 or by visiting http://gillioz.ticketforce.com.
Electronic DJ to visit Springfield
Bassheads will unite at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at the Gillioz Theatre for a performance by renowned radio DJ, Rusko. Rusko (Christopher Mercer) was born in 1985 to a musical family. After graduating from Leeds University with a degree in musical performance, Rusko discovered the world of dubstep and made a musical career for himself in London, and, eventually, the world. Tickets cost $25 and can be purchased by calling 417-8639491 or by visiting http://gillioz.ticketforce.com.
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space in October and after three months of remodeling and construction opened Vintage Vice to the public the first week in December. Along with Vice’s improvements, they introduced their newest addition to downtown Springfield, Swagbot. Swagbot offers a unique twist on screen-printed T-shirts, an idea that the Matthews’ have been fine-tuning for over seven years. “Julie and I were down in Atlanta and we went into this shop,
Comedian Lewis Black set to amuse Springfield audience on Sunday By Jon Poorman The Standard Comedian Lewis Black describes himself as an “angry optimist.” Known best for his political satire style and border-lineinsane-guy delivery, Black will be bringing his “In God We Rust” tour to Juanita K. Hammons Hall on Sunday. The Standard got the opportunity to conduct a phone interview with Black. Here is some of what he had to say about college, his career and life in general. The Standard: Why did you decide to bring your tour to Springfield? Lewis Black: Probably because they asked me and I want to see as much of the country as I can while I’m still here. TS: What is it like working with Jon Stewart on the Daily Show doing your “Back in Black” segment? LB: They knew I had a lot of material and they just gave me the opportunity. It evolved from me just sitting at a desk yelling and screaming to eventually the segment being named “Back in Black.” Working with Jon is terrific. We’ve known each other a long time. He’s smart—a lot smarter than I am. He understands the business. I’ve never understood the business. TS: What was it like having your own show,
In God We Rust Who: Lewis Black When: 7 p.m. Sunday Where: Juanita K. Hammons Hall
“The Root of All Evil,” on Comedy Central? LB: It was really good except they didn’t really give us the time we needed to evolve. By the time that show was ready to become what the show should be, Comedy Central took us off the air. The first season, they put us on in the middle of the winter, and it was great. The second season, they put us on in the summer, which was ludicrous. And then they wondered why nobody watched—it’s the summer jack***. Part of our target audience was college students who weren’t in school, you schmuck. It was just ridiculous. But I had a great time working with great people. We had some really bright writers and it was fun to do. TS: You attended college at the University of North Carolina and Yale. What was your college experience like? LB: It was absolutely terrific. I went to school when there was kind of a seismic shift in attitudes. It was a time of major change; you can’t beat that. The intellectual movement, the women’s movement, the
war—it was kind of an incredible period, so it opened my eyes to a lot of things. I’ve said it time and again when I’ve visited colleges—these are the best years of your life. There’s a reason people say it and the reason they say it is because they are. That opportunity never presents itself again. Once you’re out, time speeds up to a level you cannot imagine and you’re surrounded by a lot of a**holes. TS: Since you started out as a playwright, how did your career in stand-up comedy come along? LB: I was writing plays until I was 40, and financially I was as well off possibly as a crack whore. There really is no money in playwriting, but as far as I was concerned, I loved it. It came to a point where I was broke. I had no health insurance. It seemed to be that my path had kind of moved into comedy. People seemed more willing to accept my comedy than they were to accept my plays. It still allowed me to write and perform and be involved in the theater in some fashion. TS: What do you want people to take away from your shows when you do live performances? LB: I really want them to have a good time. That’s the bottom line. If they’re not laughing, I’m screwed. If they’re not laughing, I’m
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Veteran comedian Lewis Black might be best known for his political satire style of entertaining. basically a weird college professor. TS: How do you come up with your material, especially when it comes to politics? LB: They write it for me. Most of the time I just repeat what these idiots say. At this point in time, we’ve reached the unbelief. I keep thinking we’re living in fictional times. Nobody can write this s***. TS: Which comedians have had the most influence on you over the years? LB: George Carlin, Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, Bob Newhart and a writer named Paul Krassner to name a few. There were dozens. TS: What experiences have you gone through that have shaped you into the comedian you are?
LB: Growing up in Washington D. C., having really funny parents, having parents that were very supportive of whatever I was doing, what my choices were, my friends who were incredibly funny and still are, and working with actors and performers who were really exceptional. I learned a lot by watching. TS: What one piece of advice would you give to college students? LB: Just do what you love to do. If you don’t know what you love, go look for it. The only thing that makes work tolerable is that you love doing it. Otherwise, why do you think they call it work? They can’t call it “f***,” so they have to call it work. You really have to pursue what you care about.
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012
Harbell’s Grill and Sports Bar opens, adds to Springfield’s downtown nightlife By Nick Simpson The Standard
Among the many bars teeming with life on Springfield’s starless nights are some simple stories. Businesses come and go, and, if they stick, they leave a lasting impression on the city and all those that spent their evenings and money there. Harbell’s Grill and Sports Bar is one fresh face looking over Springfield’s nightlife, having opened their doors Dec. 12. Willard natives and life-long friends Derek Bumgarner and Ryan Michael Clark toyed with the dream of opening a sports bar since they were young, and they witnessed its reality late last year. Bumgarner, the owner of the building and business, said the name Harbell’s wasn’t exactly their own creation. “The building used to be Har-Bell athletic goods,” he said. “We just kept the name and made it Harbell’s Grill and Sports Bar. We bought the building, gutted the entire
thing out and filled it back in.” “This is something I’ve wanted to do since I was 16 or 17,” he added. “My dad and I just found the right building and we did it.” Bumgarner said the renovations took about five and a half months to complete, but it was a love of the atmosphere that made it all worthwhile. “I have a love for sports anyway and if you can incorporate it making your living then, why not?” he said. “Every day we see more and more people come in. Springfield is a big word-of-mouth city and that’s a big thing for it to turn around. I think it’s the perfect location.” Ryan Clark is the head bartender at Harbell’s, and a good friend of Derek. He said that, between the two of them and their general manager, Nate, there isn’t much time off. “Derek’s one of my best friends,” Clark said. “I’ve known him since fifth grade, playing basketball and football together and stuff like that. We got into high school and we
always threw around the idea of starting a sports bar. “I’ve been a server and bartender for five years anyways so I’ve had experience in the industry,” he continued. “So I pretty much had the job the whole time, but it’s just been me, Derek, and Nate, the GM. The contractor did the layout and everything but as far as decorating everything, putting lights and neons everywhere, that was all us.” Clark said a passion for the Missouri State Bears has always been a pressing inspiration, but also a love of the Kansas City Chiefs and the Saint Louis Cardinals. “Derek is a huge Missouri State fan,” he said. “We tried to make it a Chiefs bar, or a Cardinals bar. We figured the best bet would be to give it a hometown feel and try to make it better than some of the other sports bars down here.” Harbell’s is located at 315 Park Central West, within easy walking distance to many other bars, restaurants, and music venues. Clark said that
between the great location, their drink specials, and their signature buffalo wings, they have high hopes for success. “On the weekends we’ve got $7 domestic pitchers of beer,” he said. “On Sundays, because of football, we have 75 cent wings and $10 buckets of beers, and pretty much every day we’ll have some food item on special or some beer on special.” Clark said their wings have gotten a great response already from their hungry customers. “They’re smoked, not a lot of places do that,” he said. “We actually smoke them for two hours, let them cool and then deep fry them and toss them in the sauce when they’re ordered. We are looking forward to getting more sauces and hoping to do Wingapalooza next year. We’ve got a lot of compliments about them.” Clark said next Friday will be a big day for the little bar, as radio station Q102 helps kick off their second “Grand
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Harbell’s Grill and Sports Bar is just west of the downtown square at 315 Park Central West. Opening.” “When we first started off we did a UFC event and it drew a lot of people. We’re excited to get the Super Bowl bash going, but Next Friday Q102 is going to do a remote here. “You can come in and get $1.02 beers all day,” he added. “We also have gourmet hot dogs and if you buy one you get the second for $1.02. We’re also doing wings. If
you get one order you get a second order for $1.02.” The story of friends making success for themselves does not always come to be told, but here it is. Clark said that now it is just a waiting game. “We’re really just waiting for word of mouth,” he said. “I feel like it’s hitting but there’s still a lot of people that walk by and seem like they’ve never heard of it.”
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Jan. 24, 2012
Scorebox Ice Bears start homestand with sweep Men’s Basketball Wednesday, Jan. 18 Creighton Missouri State Saturday, Jan. 21 Bradley Missouri State Women’s Basketball Thursday, Jan. 19 Southern Illinois Missouri State Saturday, Jan. 21 Evansville Missouri State Swimming and Diving Thursday, Jan. 19 Drury Missouri State Friday, Jan. 20 William Jewell Missouri State Saturday, Jan. 21 Lindenwood Missouri State Ice Hockey Friday, Jan. 20 UW-Platteville Missouri State
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30 36 – 66 34 31 – 65 20 28 – 48 19 32 – 51
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Calendar January 24 to January 30
Wednesday Men’s Basketball, 6:05 p.m. away at Illinois State
Women’s Basketball, 7:05 p.m. at home vs. Indiana State Ice Hockey, 7 p.m. at home vs. Missouri Swimming and Diving, 4 p.m. at home vs. Evansville Track and Field, 2 p.m. away at Indiana University Relays
Men’s Basketball, 4 p.m. at home vs. Northern Iowa Ice Hockey, 7 p.m. at home vs. Missouri Track and Field, 9 a.m. away at Indiana University Relays
Women’s Basketball, 2:05 p.m. at home vs. Illinois State
Briefs Football freshmen receive recognition
Redshirt freshmen Zack Cooley and Mike Crutcher of the Missouri State football team were named to the first College Sports Journal All-Freshman Team. The College Sports Journal made the announcement on Friday that the two would be named to the 40-man team of newcomers. The freshman safety, Crutcher, made 83 total tackles on the season and a team high 45 solo tackles with one interception in 11 games played in his first full season. Freshman offensive lineman, Cooley, started all 11 games at the left tackle position for the Bears and contributed with 57 knockdown blocks.
Spirit squads place at national contest
The Missouri State spirits squads competed at the UCA/UDA Nationals on Jan. 1315 at Disney’s Wide World of Sports and Disney Hollywood Studios. The Missouri State cheerleading team finished third in the Universal Cheerleaders Association Division I finals while the Sugar Bears placed fifth in the Division I jazz competition and tenth in the hip hop category.
Garrison moves to second in scoring
On her way to 15 points as a part of the Lady Bears 7449 win at Evansville on Saturday, senior guard Casey Garrison became second all-time in scoring in the Missouri Garrison State women’s basketball program to Jackie Stiles. Stiles owns the record with 3,393 points. Garrison now sits at 2,076 points in four years, passing Kari Koch who previously held second with 2,073.
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Ice Bears are now 15-13-1.
During the crucial stretch of the season, the Ice Bears were able to secure two wins on home ice in preparation for state rivals Missouri next weekend. The latter game had a feeling of a long standing rivalry, even though this weekend's series was the first match between both clubs. "It was the first time playing Wisconsin-Platteville and they really brought it [with] their heart and soul," interim head coach Mike Ackley said. "They're a very structured team and they do have class as well." The team was coached by Ackley for the two-game stretch while
coach Tony Dunseith attended a personal event. The Ice Bears played a close game in the first installment of the weekend series, but were able to pull away by netting seven goals in the third period to win 10-3. The second game had a physical tone throughout, with hits coming from each team like prizefighter boxers. While each team exchanged blows in the second game of the weekend series, the Ice Bears were able to prevail 3-1 to sweep the series and focus their momentum against their in-state rival on home ice next weekend. “Every coach wants their team to have physical edge to them,” Ackley said. “What it does is separate the man from the puck and the
big thing it does is wear down the other team. Every time you go to hit them it wears them down and makes them a little scared to get the puck.” "You have to get into those dirty places to get the goals," forward Andy Draper said. "The gritty goals is what is going to win these type of games." The Ice Bears allowed a fluke goal before two minutes had even elapsed in the first period, but the defense flexed its power to snuff any other opportunity for the Pioneers. "It trickled up then one of our guys accidentally hit it and the ref actually admitted that he blew the
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Gearing up for conference Swimming and diving uses three meets in three days to prepare for postseason By Colleen Hamilton The Standard Missouri State’s swimming and diving team came out of the weekend prepared and confident as they head into the final stretch before the conference championships. The Bears competed Thursday at Drury University, Friday at home and Saturday in St. Peters, Mo. The dual meet with Drury always has a bit more intensity than other meets, as both programs compete to be Springfield’s best. Drury edged out Missouri State in the men’s and women’s races, but the night was full of excitement. “We knew going into the meet, just based on past history with them, Drury always swims better in January,” interim head coach Dave Collins said. “They usually have people join at semester, so we knew they would be a little bit stronger.” The men’s meet boiled down to the final 200-yard freestyle relay, as Missouri State trailed Drury by two points. The Bears began making their comeback in the event right before, as freshman Chris Carpenter came out on top in the 100 breaststroke.
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The swimming and diving team won two of the three meets over the weekend, losing to rival Drury. Carpenter swam his personal best dual meet times in the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard breaststroke. He said the victories helped his confidence heading into conference. “Paul Le and I both did well in the 200-yard IM -so we can look forward to doing well at conference in that,” Carpenter said. “We race almost every day in practice in IM. It helps going into conference – doing well, racing each other.” The Drury meet was the start of an intense three-day
competition for the Bears. meets – Thursday, Friday, championship,” Collins Collins described the three Saturday format – we’re said. “It’s not going to be as meets in a row as a dress giving the kids an opportu- intense as the conference championship, but it is kind of teaching the body how to get up and race three days Having three meets in a in a row.” row is tough, but conferAlthough the end result ence is three days so did not favor the Bears, there were plenty of highdoing the three meets is lights throughout the meet. a really good warm up. “It’s a great experience for the kids – being a mile away it doesn’t cost either -Chris Carpenter team anything and it’s some of the best racing we have rehearsal for the conference nity to experience some- all year,” Collins said. “In meets. what racing three days in a that aspect, it prepared us “What our goal is this row like they’re going to weekend with the three have to do at the conference See SWIM page 7
All in the family for Downing Junior guard brings scoring ability to Bears offense in his first year By John Cook The Standard Some athletes have a parent, or maybe a sibling, who helped them along the way to hone their skills. Others have a coach or teacher who pushed them to take their game to the next level. For Missouri State junior Anthony Downing, he had the gift of both: a father who played basketball at Maryland, and a grandfather who coached at Atchison High—where Downing grew up—winning four state titles. Needless to say, for Downing, it’s all in the family. “I got lucky growing up in a tradition of winning,” Downing said. “My father played for Maryland in the early ‘90s, and my grandfather was an all-around athlete, competing in just about every sport you can think of.” The 6-foot guard from Atchison, Kan. has always had the unique ability to score the ball, even though he hasn’t always been the tallest player in the league. After not getting many looks out of high school, Downing decided to stay close to home, and attended Independence Community College. There, Downing proved his worth, collecting over 1,000 points in 62 games over just two seasons. “I had a ton of fun at Independence CC,” Downing said. “I knew I could compete just about anywhere, I just had to prove it.”
Missouri State coach Paul Lusk knew that in order to compete for another conference title in the Valley, he needed to get impact players in recruitment. Lusk had no idea about Downing, but assistant MSU coach Steve Woodberry had a connection to the Downing family, and told Lusk that the Kansas native was worth the look. “Steve knew Downing and had tracked a little bit of his progress,” Lusk said. “From there, all we had to do was pull the trigger.” The move has been a success on both ends. Downing has thrived in the Bears lineup, averaging 10.8 points per game and 27.8 minutes, and for Lusk, he has a player who can come in and give MSU a jolt of scoring when the team is struggling to find baskets. Downing started off the year primarily as a bench player, but has come on strong lately, starting the last two games. Senior Michael Bizoukas said it doesn’t really matter either way, it’s about who finishes a game, not who starts. “Downing is a great player,” Bizoukas said. “He’s able to go on runs and at times take over the game with his ability to score. If you’ve noticed, he’s always in at the end of the game, where it really counts.” Though the Bears have lost three straight nail biters, Lusk said it hasn’t been Downing that has hurt them. “He’s great down the stretch,” Lusk said. “Whether it’s him or Kyle Weems or whoever takes the last shot, I have full See DOWNING page 7
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The Lady Bears are averaging 72.8 points.
Lady Bears stress need for third scorer By Harrison Keegan The Standard The Missouri State women’s basketball team (11-6, 4-3) is off to a strong start but for a team that was picked to win the Missouri Valley Conference championship and has aspirations of making the NCAA Tournament, the Lady Bears have yet to separate themselves from their conference opponents. In all of their losses, they have had a let down in the strongest part of their game---their offense. The Lady Bears pride themselves on their explosive offense, which averages almost 73 points a game. A good deal of that production comes from
senior guards Casey Garrison (18 points a game) and Jaleshia Roberson (11.3 points a game) but in the team’s six losses, Garrison and Roberson are a combined 8-for-59 (14 percent) from beyond the arc. “One of the big things is we have to consistently have three scorers,” head coach Nyla Milleson said. “And whatever three it’s going to be, it’s probably always going to be Casey and there’s a good chance (junior forward Christiana Shorter), but we’ve got to have that third scorer. I think those games that we’ve struggled, we’ve struggled finding a third See BBALL page 7
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012
Swim Continued from page 6 for the conference championships.” Freshmen Chris Carpenter and Paul Le finished first and second, respectively, in the 200-yard IM, edging out Drury by one second. Freshman Vitalii Baryshok won the 200-yard freestyle and the 100yard freestyle. Yuri Garanito also took home a victory in the 100yard backstroke with a time of 51.37. “Having three meets in a row is tough, but conference is three days so doing the three meets is a really good warm up – focus on the intensity of conference and working on that,” Carpenter said. Senior Dimitra Drakopoulou placed second in the 1000-yard free
and 500-yard free. Freshman Roni Balzam finished second in the 100yard fly, only touching the wall .32 seconds after Drury’s Katia Alyabyeva. Junior Andrea Uzcategui finished the highest for the Bears in the 100-yard freestyle, posting her best time of the season, 53.10. Anna Ahlin got a first place victory in the 100-yard backstroke and teammates Janke Engelbrecht and Megan Holthoff finished third and fourth respectively. The Bears rebounded after their tough loss at Drury and swept William Jewel, winning 130-49 on the women’s side and 121-67 on the men’s side. “It will be a little hard because we are tired but at the same time you have to go all out,” Uzcategui said. The women won the 200-yard medley relay and the 200-yard freestyle relay. The Bears had 11
Hockey Continued from page 6 whistle before it and admitted it was a wrong call but by that point it was too late," Draper said. The large crowd fed off the energy stemming from the ice, verbally swarming around their home team on the ice, feeding off of the play before their eyes. "They brought it to us yesterday right away and we didn't expect as much, then we cracked it up and got going with them and
scorer.” Shorter (13.2 points a game) has been a consistent number two scorer all year and the role of third scorer usually falls to Roberson, but coach Milleson said opponents have been focusing a lot of attention on the Lady Bears’ 3point specialist. Garrison said there are plenty of players capable of stepping up when the shots aren’t falling for her and Roberson. “Lou (Roberson) and I, we have our struggles, but even when we’re shooting the ball well we need other people to step up,” Garrison said. “So no matter what, I think everybody is ready to take on that role, it could be a different person every night.” One player capable of stepping into that role any given night is sophomore
Downing Continued from page 6 trust in them.” In a Nov. 26 overtime win against Tulsa, Downing was the unsung hero, making eight points in the final minutes of the game, including a game-saving 3pointer with just four seconds left in regulation. Downing said if the ball does end up in his hands at the end of a game, he’s never afraid to shoot it. “I like those kinds of moments,” Downing said. “It’s every basketball players’ dream to make the last
women win an individual event: Dawn Richerson, Brianna Willoughby, Marta Nogueroles, Anna Ahlin, Suzanne Van Rensburg, Brynne Buell, Roni Balzam, Megan Holthoff, Katie Brown and Renata Sander. The men were just as victorious, winning both relays and every individual event besides the 200-yard backstroke. The Bears first place finishers were Jake Coleman, Yuri Garanito, Vitalii Baryshok, Paul Le, Chris Carpenter, Daan Jansen and Caleb Schuermann. On Saturday, the Bears headed to St. Peters for their final away dual meet of the season. The Bears continued their dominance in the pool, defeating Lindenwood on both the men’s and women’s side. The men’s team won 186-107 and the women swept the pool 228-63 - finishing first and second in every individual event. Ten dif-
that was the difference," assistant coach Tyler Polizzi said. "We had to be just as physical as them and wear them down and use our speed and finishing hits and that's where our guys made the difference." The defense was solid, not allowing clean shots and getting physical towards the man with the puck. "We're usually a skill team and we don't like to get hit, but when we do, we have to give it right back," Draper said. The team is on a current home stand that provides a comforting atmosphere for them down the crucial stretch. "We just came off a tough weekend where
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guard Hannah Wilkerson. She was a scoring machine at Miller High School where she set the Missouri scoring record. It was an encouraging sign for the Lady Bears when she scored a career-high 12 as the offense struggled during a recent loss to Northern Iowa. Senior forward Regan Soldner said that it is tough to say that the Lady Bears really need more scorers because Garrison and Roberson are generally very dependable. “If Casey or Lou (Roberson) isn’t on, we need to look for somebody else to step up and make those shots,” Soldner said. “It’s hard because most of the time they do make those shots.”
The first three of the Lady Bears’ losses don’t raise any red flags, a tight loss at home against No. 9 Louisville and then on the road against Big 12 opponents Kansas State and Oklahoma State. The three conference losses, at Southern Illinois and then against Northern Iowa, Wichita State — the teams who have knocked the Lady Bears out of the MVC Tournament the past three seasons — are a little more troubling. The Lady Bears were expected to get over the hump against Northern Iowa and Wichita State this
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Swimming and diving are preparing for their conference meet.
ferent women placed first in an event and seven of the men claimed top spots. Up next, the Bears will have one more home meet before heading to
the conference meets. Missouri State will host Evansville on senior night at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27 at the Hammons Student Center pool.
we lost in overtime in the second game," Draper said. "This home stand is pretty much the rest of our season." Showing visual signs of frustration in the first period, forward Jack Ryan was able to use that emotion to his advantage. "My temper flares every now and then and I just try to channel it," Ryan said. "I couldn't have done it without the help of my line mates Blake [Ryan] and Dylan [Clark]." Clark scored the final goal in the second Steph Anderson/THE STANDARD game to seal the win for Missouri State and led the team over the weekend with four After winning 10-3 on Friday and 3-1 on goals, while Blake Ryan added four assists in Saturday, the Ice Bears have two home weekend series left. the two games. season and one encouraging sign is their stellar play on the defensive side of the ball, which wasn’t always the case last season. In their loss to Northern Iowa, the Lady Bears held the highest scoring team in the league last year to 62 points. Once the offense catches up, the Lady Bears should be ready to make their run. The Lady Bears return to the court at 7:05 p.m. on Friday to take on the Indiana State Sycamores at JQH Arena. ISU comes in with a 10-9 overall record and 4-3 mark in the MVC.
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Budget Continued from page 1 down,” Smart said. Lair said that changes won’t come in his committee because it would mean taking money from K-12. The state constitution requires funding for K-12, but not higher education. However, once it reaches the full budget, funds can open up. “Then it’s possible to open up other departments in the budget, decrease them and increase in higher education,” Lair said. “Last year [the Governor] cut 7.5 percent and we were able to knock it down to 5.5 percent.” However, restrictions and line-item vetoes enacted by the governor returned the cuts to around 7 percent, the same amount originally proposed by the governor. The restrictions were put in place because of questions over revenue from bills in the legislature, said Linda Luebbering, the state budget director. However, Lair said he believes the restrictions weren’t fair. “Reality says, it looks as if everything we can do will be withheld,” Lair said. “[Gov.
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Repurposing fashion is the process of finding new uses for unusable items that have a great print or a fantastic material that, while unusable in its current state, could be put to better use if incorporated into a new garment or accessory. Shawn and Julie find clothes everywhere, from garage sales to estate sales, church sales and flea markets and their eye for what their customers are looking for are part of what have made Vintage Vice so successful. Though they’d put Swag-
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Nixon] has overstepped his demand. power.” Departments are responding to open faculty positions by Faculty Impacted creating larger classes and In addition to creating new turning sections without revenue through tuition raises, enough faculty over to percutting costs is another key course instructors instead of component to reacting to the hiring faculty, Gallaway said. shortage. “Generally, faculty aren’t In Smart’s “Clif’s Notes” crazy about this,” he said. newsletter released Jan. 20, he While there are a number of stated that his recommendation high quality per-course instructo the Executive Budget Com- tors, Gallaway said that they mittee was to eliminate the don’t have to go through the planned 2 percent raise with no same hiring process as faculty hiring freeze. such as having a terminal “How many people have to degree or needing to gain be terminated for the remain- tenure. der to get a 2 percent raise?” However, some positions Smart said. “That’s not an are still moving forward on a acceptable choice to me.” case-by-case basis. Gallaway agreed that “We don’t expect a lot of removing the salary increase hiring,” he said. was the right choice. However, some openings in “You can’t get something faculty were expected by Lair. for nothing,” Gallaway said. “I think that there are senior With the current state of the faculty members that don’t university and the financial sit- teach much and maybe should uation, Gallaway said it’s a be given a couple of freshman choice between a personal classes,” Lair said of no particraise and having enough peo- ular university. ple to meet demand. Smart said that he doesn’t “You’re asking whether to feel the need to institute a hirhave your pay raise or have ing freeze or approve all hires people for the department,” because cost center heads Gallaway said. “We’ve lost so know what they need to effecmany faculty and we can’t tively run their department afford to lose more.” within the budget. Gallaway said the faculty numbers were about the same Scholarships Maintain as 10 years ago, despite a large Funding One key point in Gov. increase in enrollment and
Nixon’s State of the State address was that scholarships would stay funded. The A+ program, which gives qualified students access to a two-year degree at a community college in Missouri, maintained full funding. “If you look at all the numbers you’ll see he left scholarships alone,” Lair said. “What he has done then is he fully funded scholarships and colleges need to find their own ways to fill in their part.” While the A+ program cannot be used at a four-year institution, many of MSU’s students have benefited. “I am in favor of all of [the scholarship programs] being funded fully,” Smart said. Forty-seven percent of students at MSU are transfer students. Additionally, other schools in the MSU system see benefit from the A+ program such as the West Plains campus where A+ can be used, according to Smart. While the program works in bringing in students to finish their last two years, it could also draw students away to more affordable options, Gallaway said. “In net, I think it probably hurts us,” Gallaway said. He said that the program drives people to community colleges instead of the specialized insti-
FY2013 marks the third year of consecutive appropriation decreases. For some, the problem begins and ends at one place. “The problem is at the state level,” Gallaway said. “We’re moving from a state support public model to a private model.” Part of the problem, Gallaway said, is that the state is trying to cut off all sources of funding for universities. “The problem is politicians say to cut funding and hold down tuition,” Gallaway said. “Pretending no one will have to pay for it will destroy higher education ultimately.” Lair said on the state level that it’s all a balance. “Every time that we increase something, you have
bot on the back burner for the time being, it was gone but not forgotten. “We started in my mom’s attic making T-shirts for bands and baby showers, weddings and business employees,” Shawn said. “We just kept growing. And, in 2009, when we saw Vintage Vice for sale, we thought, ‘what if we could do T-shirts and vintage, new stuff and old stuff all in the same store?’” Their dedication to an idea and the knowledge that nothing like what they wanted to create existed in Springfield brought them all the way to Walnut Street. Swagbot opened its doors in early January and is dedicated to provid-
ing a different kind of T-shirt to its clients. They understand that when it comes to ordering T-shirts, it’s more often a hassle than anything else. Prices can be steep and clients often don’t know just how many or what size shirts to order so are left with boxes of leftover shirts at the end of an event. Shawn and Julie work with their customers to figure out just how many shirts they’ll need, and, in doing so, allow for smaller orders, such as a group of 10 to 20 that need shirts for their small business or team. Swagbot is a clean and unique space sharing a low wall with Vintage Vice. When
you walk into the space you see a wall lined with highquality shirts all baring creative and colorful screen-printed designs and a wall lined with shelves displaying all the T-shirt colors and styles the store offers. They currently offer Hanes shirts, as well as American Apparel, but have something even better headed our way. “We’re talking about, in the near future, having our own shirts made for the store so we have something that nobody else has, right now we use American Apparel but we’ve got a shirt that’s better. It’s called the long back, and its styled after a 1950s T-shirt where the back comes down in
a scoop,” Shawn said. A better T-shirt design isn’t the only new and exciting thing happening for the Matthew’s though. Set to open in a little over a week is the Vintage Vice Photo Blast. “It will be retro style photography and photo parties for fun engagement photos to fun family photos. I want to do a whole project where we do album covers for our customers,” Shawn said. The Photo Blast photography studio has been under construction since the new location’s opening but has remained hidden to the public. It will provide an alternative to typical group photos and its creation has a lot to do with the
success of the new space. “This location is so amazing because of the foot traffic, the mix of customers that we get thanks to a lot of the surrounding businesses and the amount of students that come in is great, we’re just happy to be here,” Shawn said. With so much happening for Shawn and Julie it’s hard to imagine what else they might have up their sleeves but entrepreneurs by design, they’ve got big ideas for Springfield’s growing downtown. “Literally two or three years from now I want a whole individuality super mall because that’s what we’re passionate about.”
Rea said it’s nice to get together with area musicians and feel at home playing music that has had such an impact on their lives.
“It’s great being able to get to do this with cats you’ve hung out with in town,” he said. “The bar owners and crowd really come together to
make it a fun night. They know we aren’t doing this to make money, we’re doing it because it’s fun and we love it.”
The show, which will consist of two sets, will be for ages 21 and older and starts around 9:30 p.m. The cover will be $5. Start time and
cover are subject to change, so please check with Patton Alley Pub by calling 417865-1188 prior to the show to avoid any surprises.
tutions developed across the state. “It undermines the multibillion dollar investment that Missouri has made in higher education,” Gallaway said. “A lot of faculty think it’s a disservice to students and taxpayers.” Gallaway said that some improvements could be made to the program such as allowing the money to be used at any state university, possibly by making the scholarship a set monetary amount.
to decrease it,” he said. “You’re either going to get a huge increase in tuition or your services are going to go down. There has to be a balance.” Sen. Dixon said there are priorities out of line in Jefferson City and that he’s working on rolling back regulations to open up funding. “Education is where entrepreneurs of tomorrow are trained,” Dixon said. “We need [Gov. Nixon] to come off of the sidelines and start to roll back regulations.” Another part of the problem is that MSU receives a lot less in appropriations per student than other universities, such as Mizzou, according to Gallaway. “It happened because we grew exponentially,” Smart said. “The funding isn’t driven by how many students you have.” Smart said that it’s the legislature that would have to correct that and it’s extremely unlikely that it can be resolved. However, Smart did have some hope for FY2014. “The Governor’s office believes this is the last year [of cuts] and FY2014 that money increases,” Smart said. Smart said that while he wasn’t completely confident, he does “think that there is some light at the end of the tunnel.”
Published on Jan 24, 2012