September 26, 2012 Volume 37 Issue 4
Auxiliary Services, recycling space, opening new features By Ray Carter Features Reporter
n Thursday, the Department of Auxiliary Services hosted an open house at several campus locations. The showcase included areas that sat empty, until Auxiliary Services decided on recreating the spaces to benefit students. The refreshed areas include a juice bar at TRAC, food station at Lincoln Residential Hall, new apparel at the campus bookstore, and two new vending machines in housing. Reusing items has grown in popularity recently. John Ringle, Director of Residential Life, thinks UIS is no exception. “I think it’s irresponsible to buy new when you can always grow old,” he said The highlight of the tour was the newly renovated apartments at Larkspur Court. “These apartments were heavily lived in for years, we renovated them to the standards of what students said they wanted,” Ringle explained.
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New Grab-N-Go station at LRH features international foods and healthy smoothies. Senior Shannon White, a Psychology and Justice Major, agreed with Ringle at the open house, explaining the advantage of living near campus. “I really enjoy the apartments. It’s convenient because a lot of the stuff is new,” White said. Ringle said that the basic apartment shell remained, but in-
teriors had to be gutted out; the next step was to replace the exteriors with new siding by adding a vapor barrier. “Although we don’t have a green roof, we are trying to be eco-friendly,” Ringle said. Ringle points toward the new appliances which have been upgraded to energy star use. The
furniture has been refurbished to achieve sustainability goals. UIS also added a recycled deck made from leftover plastic and wood products. “The students really voted
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“Property Rights on Trial”
Defending Liberty and Inspiring Students
Scott Bullock By Daymon Kiliman Assistant Editor for News
illiam Kline, Associate Professor of Liberal and Integrative Studies, has a message for students at UIS. “If you want to, you can come out of here and argue in front of the Supreme Court,” he said while introducing Scott Bullock, a Senior Attorney at the Institute for Justice who has done just that. Bullock argued the U.S. Supreme Court case Kelo v. City of New London in 2005, seeking to prevent the taking of Susette Ke-
lo’s home and land by the Connecticut city government. The city wanted to transfer ownership of the property to other private owners who would then develop the land with hotels, restaurants, and other accommodations in anticipation of a large pharmaceutical operation moving into town. The new plant promised local jobs, business travelers, and new investment for a town of about 30,000 residents. Bullock’s team lost the case in a 5-4 decision that is “universally despised,” according to Bullock. Since the decision, many states have made revisions to their laws in order to protect against this type of action by local governments. Both eminent domain and civil forfeiture describe instances where legal authorities may seize private property, such as homes, cash, land, businesses, and so on. Eminent domain is the process by which the government
compensates a private owner for seizing property that is then put to public use. Civil forfeiture involves seizing legal property that is somehow tied to illegal activity, such as a vehicle driven by a drunk driver or cash used in a money laundering operation. The U.S. Constitution restricts government takings through various guidelines, but changes in local and federal law since have given government entities a “perverse financial incentive to go out and take property,” Bullock said. “When I describe what these procedures are like, people oftentimes … say to me, ‘You can’t be serious. This doesn’t happen in a country like America.’” The U.S. Constitution’s “takings clause” in the 5th Amendment states that all property seized must be used for the public good. Historically, this meant that governments only exercised the right when building a road-
way through an area that was privately owned, for instance. The Kelo case affirmed a government’s right to transfer property ownership from one private owner to another as long as the government could argue that the transfer would, for instance, increase tax revenues or provide other opportunities, thus satisfying the “takings clause.” At one time, all property seized through civil forfeiture became part of the public treasury, and thus was used for schools, infrastructure, and other public projects. “The real change in the law occurred back in 1985,” Bullock says, “so that the folks that were out there enforcing the law – police and prosecutors – were allowed to keep everything that they forfeited for their own use.” This results in cases such as State of Texas v. One 2004
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
plans for the semester, topics for SGA By Ashley Henry News Reporter
he UIS Student Government Association (SGA) welcomed the newly elected SGA senators, as well as special visitors, Chancellor Susan J. Koch and Disability Services Director, Sarah Colby Weaver, at their meeting Sunday. Chancellor Koch began her visit by addressing a new development in the works on campus, a student union. Both of UIS’s sister campuses, UIUC and UIC, have student unions on their campuses, and UIS is not far behind. “The Board of Trustees approved the site, the location for the student union at our September meeting,” said Koch. “[It] will be at the front end of the quad…in front of the soccer field.” The proposed amenities, as posted on the student union website, include plans for a coffee shop, convenience store, kitchen, lounge, meeting rooms, multipurpose room, pub/sports bar, restaurant and student organization space.
“The goal is to have the doors open fall of 2015,” said Koch. Just as the plan for a student union hopes to engage students in campus life, the Chancellor will be hosting student engagement events on campus. Last year, the Chancellor hosted “Chocolate with the Chancellor” and “Chili with the Chancellor.” Following in that tradition, she will be hosting “Chimichangas with the Chancellor” on Oct. 16. This event is being co-sponsored by the SGA, Black Student Union, and the Organization for Latin American Students. UIS recently moved up in the U.S. News and World Report Rankings, which is resulting in excitement among the UIS community. The university went from being ranked fourth to second for public regional universities in the Midwest. Truman State University ranked first, while the University of Northern Iowa tied UIS for second. “Among other things, it is a reflection of the quality of students that we attract,” said Koch. Koch explained that as the
rankings of UIS go up, so does the reputation of the university, and as a result, the value of a UIS degree increases. UIS remains the number one ranked regional public university in the state of Illinois. Coinciding with this ranking, UIS has developed a new “tagline” as part of their new branding campaign. “The idea behind the tagline ‘Leadership Lived,’ is the idea
that leadership is something that is lived here every day,” said Koch. As part of this initiative, the Chancellor has worked to develop a new leadership team. This team will work alongside her to promote and engage students in leadership based activities. Among her team is Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost Lynn Pardie, and Vice
Chancellor for Development Jeff Lorber. SGA advisor Cynthia Thompson reported that as homecoming week is approaching, SGA is sponsoring events to kick off the week on Sun. Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. in Stars Lounge. External Vice President Riley Quinlan reported that LGBTQ Safe Zone registration is now available online. The organization is offering all members a Safe Zone indicator card to hang on office doors or living spaces. Quinlan also reported that the International House at Bluebell Court 160 will be holding their first event on Sept. 28 at 9 p.m. It will feature trivia and games, and all students are welcome. Secretary Aaron Mulvey reported that the Athletics Committee is having talks of a possible change in mascot for the upcoming academic year. He also reported that the Undergraduate Committee is proposing a Liberal Studies minor, which would operate much like a Liberal Studies major.
Student Representative to the Board of Trustees John Tienken reported that along with the location of the student union, the board also approved a location for a new public safety building to replace the existing one. In new business, the SGA voted in favor to support the establishment of a Spanish Language minor in order to support a “global campus”. “If we are to be a global campus with a more diverse student body… then it would be a good idea to expand our languages program. We think a good step in that direction would be a Spanish minor,” said Tienken. The Office for Disability Services was represented in regards to a request for an allocation of funds. Director Weaver explained the importance of disability awareness to the SGA board, and that the funds would go towards sponsoring disability awareness events on campus. The board voted to table the vote until January when enrollment results are in.
OLAS, celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
By Lori Beckham Assistant Editor for Features
tudents have seen flyers on campus recently for Latin American speakers because September is Hispanic Heritage Month, a time for celebrating Hispanic culture. The student-run organization OLAS (Organization of Latin American Students) is responsible for guest speaker Andres Lara, “The Cuban Guy,” and author Jimmy Cabrera with his book, What’s In Your Backpack? They were selected by OLAS to help enrich UIS with Latin American
speakers. Juan Rodriguez is the vice president of OLAS. He is a senior with a major in History. Rodriguez said he joined the organization because, “I really felt like OLAS can make changes, and I wanted to be a part of that.” Rodriguez is of Mexican descent and from South Chicago. He said joining a Hispanic organization on campus gave him a “homey” feeling, and many others join for that reason. “So if [Hispanic freshmen] are feeling homesick, they’ll be around people who speak Spanish,” he said.
Rodriguez said Hispanic Heritage Month is “really about independence. The month revolves around Puerto Rico’s Independence Day and then Mexico’s Independence Day; it’s just a chance for us to really connect with our heritage, which is hard to do sometimes when we’re in a different country.” Concerning Hispanic Heritage Month personally, Rodriguez had this to say: “Basically the year is Hispanic Heritage Month for me. It’s my culture. I eat the same foods as I would eat this month and I listen to the same music.” He said the
only difference for him in September is his desire to promote Hispanic culture to non-Hispanic people. He encourages non-Hispanics to join OLAS. “Anyone who wants to come is more than welcome to come. We really enjoy it when people who are not Hispanic come to OLAS because they show interest. We really love that.” Rodriguez also emphasized that OLAS is not done with events once Hispanic Heritage Month is over. “We’re currently figuring out new events and planning fundraisers after September.
Just because Hispanic Heritage Month will be over doesn’t mean we’ll stop celebrating the Hispanic Culture. We’re going to remain very active on campus, hopefully engaging the UIS community,” he said. Rodriguez was proud that the number of OLAS members has “doubled” this year, and OLAS’ faculty advisor and Assistant Prof. in Sociology and Anthropology, Hinda Seif, is excited by the increase. “This year we’ve really had a jump in Latino Freshman en-
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Mary Jane’s Cafe closed due to revenue loss By Lori Beckham Assistant Editor for Features
rookens Library announced on Aug. 28 that Mary Jane’s Café will be closed for the rest of the academic year because the coffee shop could not generate enough revenue to keep it afloat. The Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Tim Barnett, said the café was losing money and “we won’t be opening Mary Jane’s for the time being.” The shop itself, including Mary Jane’s signs and menus, remains at its location on the lower level of Brookens Library. The closed station is barred while the rest of the area (an extension of Brookens Library) is still open to the public. Mary Jane’s opened in 2008, named after Mary Jane McDonald, the first librarian of Brookens. The shop was originally operated by Blooming-
ton’s restaurant, Bevande Coffee. According to Geoffrey Evans, the Director of UIS Dining Services, Bevande left the café due to money loss a few years ago, and UIS took over the café since then. Evans is also the one who recommended closing down Mary Jane’s. He said, “The shop lost a lot of money; the revenue wasn’t even close to breaking even. We are an auxiliary so we have to at least break even.” According to Evans, the loss in revenue was so great that in the evenings they would give coffee away because, “It was cheaper giving it away then paying someone to sell it.” Evans blames the café’s location for closing down this
year. “It’s not a great location for a business and we also have an existing coffee shop [Capitol Perks] not very far from that one. Capitol Perks is a great location because it’s coming from the dorms and you have to walk right by it. Because of that, it usually is pretty busy.” He said Dining Services tried ways to garner more customers for Mary Jane’s by advertising and changing the menus, but it wasn’t enough to increase sales. Evans was also met with little protest from students about closing down the café. “Some students expressed disappointment, those from the library that come down for a cup of coffee, but I didn’t hear much [negative reaction] about it clos-
ing, ” he said. Evans said Dining Services is always listening to student recommendations at www.uis.edu/ foodservice. He said that Mary Jane’s closing was financially the best solution for the University. It is unknown if Mary Jane’s will reopen in the future. For the meantime students primarily use Mary Jane’s area for a place to sit and work on their laptops. Dean Jane Treadwell, the University Librarian, said that the library is open to student suggestions for activities on the lower level. “We want to make use of that space for students,” she said; “Poetry readings, book clubs, anything students can come up with, we are really interested.” Treadwell encourages students to leave suggestions in the comments section under “About Us” at library.uis.edu or stop by the library with their ideas.
Student organizations help spur voter registration By Che Vaughn Starling News Reporter
he UIS community recognizes the importance of voting, and wants students to become aware and do something about their right to vote. Several organizations have dedicated their time to press the issue of voter registration: Leadership 4 Life, the Student Government Association, the College Democrats, the College Republicans, and the Black Male Collegiate Society. One of the student leaders from Leadership 4 Life helped plan the registration events. Sophomore Hannah Cave, civic engagement committee chair, felt the necessity to get young people to go out and vote. She wanted to inform students on the
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Chevrolet Silverado, in which Bullock is representing the car’s owner. The vehicle was seized when the driver was arrested for DUI. Bullock is not representing the driver, but rather the individual who sold him the car. The local government entities claim that the car is theirs by virtue of civil forfeiture, but the driver was making payments to a private individual who still held the title.
importance of voting, and how it can empower their futures. “As the civic engagement committee chair, I had to come up with a service project for the fall. With this year being an election year, and me realizing how many young eligible voters don’t vote, I thought this would be a great idea for a college campus,” said Cave. Each of these student organizations helps students register to vote on campus. All they need is a photo ID. Students can also register at the Volunteer Center. The organizations are also informing students about absentee ballots. Absentee ballots allow votes via mail if he or she is unable to vote in their district. For students that registered in their home precinct, absentee ballot information is available for them
at the Volunteer Center. BMCS member Robert Dixon, a UIS senior, feels strongly about young people going out to vote. “Voting allows citizens to have a say in the direction they want to see their state, local, and federal government move towards. Although they do not directly affect policy, the ideals and basic policies of certain candidates support the viewpoints of the citizenry,” said Dixon. Additionally, the Volunteer Center will be offering transportation for students to vote at Lincoln Land Community College. Students are helping other students because they understand the importance of voting. With the presidential elections right around the corner, it is crucial that the American people go out and vote.
The burden of proof is now on the individual holding title, who is required to provide for his own legal representation and must overcome the assumption that the government is right. Bullock may not be arguing such cases today if it weren’t for a decisive conversation he had with Kline. Kline and Bullock graduated high school and college together. After earning his law degree at the University of Pittsburgh, Bullock called Kline to discuss whether he should go into the lucrative private sec-
tor or pursue a different path. “I can have the job of my dreams,” Kline recalls Bullock saying, “but it’s a nonprofit that just started and I don’t know what its future is.” Bullock is still with the Institute for Justice today, which 20 years after this conversation is a nationally recognized civil liberties law firm handling significant and high-profile cases. Kline recounts this story for students at UIS because, “I get the feeling that sometimes a lot of people feel you have to go to Harvard, Yale, or Princeton to
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There are 46 million young adults in America, between the ages of 18-29 that are eligible to vote. According to civicyouth. org, of those 46 million young adults, only 59 percent actually voted in the 2008 election. Some young people believe that their voices do not make a difference in today’s political spectrum. Voting is one of the easiest and most efficient ways to become civically engaged, yet so many do not. Voting is a privilege that was not always granted to 18-year-olds. College students have to take advantage of the power that they hold, and go out and vote. The deadline for voter registration is Oct. 9. make a difference in the world. But you don’t.” Kline believes that the education received at a publicly-funded school, such as UIS, prepares students just as well to achieve their goals and pursue their dreams. “Property Rights on Trial: Fighting Eminent Domain and Civil Forfeiture Abuse” was presented by the Department of Liberal Studies, the Academy on Capitalism and Limited Government Foundation, and the UIS Liberty Forum.
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Death, taxes, and the brilliance of Paul Thomas Anderson
ew things are a complete certainty in life. Death, taxes, and the intensity with which someone with defend their beliefs. One need only open up a web browser or turn on a TV to see the tumultuous status of world affairs in relation to the defense of religious sanctity. And these are not new problems for the human race; these battles have been waged on some scale spanning back centuries. Currently, tensions are high for myriad reasons. But maybe the most visible of these reasons is the impact media has recently had on these affairs. On one hand, you have a purported film that denigrates the values and beliefs of an internationally-reaching faith in such a way that a fraction of the members of this group began acting violently in countries across the globe. On the other hand, you have an artfully crafted, complex film that engages a far baser dialogue that reaches deep into the viewer as they perhaps challenge their own belief system. It is the latter of these two films that I choose to spend my time and
thought on as it offers far richer rewards. The film I am referring to is The Master, director Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest magnum opus that brings together themes of faith and belief while also combining the elements of feature filmmaking that aficionados and casual film goers can tackle from different perspectives. Anderson’s previous films have always had a spiraling, orchestral madness to them, offering us such incredibly memorable characters as Daniel Plainview, Barry Egan, Frank TJ Mackey, and Jack Horner among numerous others and The Master adds at least two more to that list in Freddie Quell and Lancaster Dodd. To be sure, the performances of these two men are top shelf and each evokes to the viewer a vivid tension burning deep within the souls of their characters. Without delving too deeply into the plot, the barebones of the film is built around a new generation system of belief--known in the film as ‘The Cause.’ Phillip Seymor Hoffman plays Dodd, the charismatic shepherd of this uniquely built faith, while Joaquin Phoenix plays Quell, the aloof boozehound caught in a spider’s web. The film is an achievement of the highest order from an artistic perspective, as Anderson
presents a film that emphasizes more classical film touches. And due to Anderson’s unique visual flare, The Master immediately sucks the viewer in and sets them adrift in the ocean of their own minds. It’s a film that is almost guaranteed to be in strong contention when the red carpets and lain and golden statues are polished. But it will also miss an entire segment of the population who will view it as just another weird art house film, when it fact it tells a story as simple as any other to come out of Hollywood. This is a fictional film to be sure, but these relationships have such a human fingerprint on them that the time period and specifics of Dodd’s cause are irrelevant. It’s the story of two men, both with a story to tell. It deconstructs the basic argument that has existed seemingly since the beginning of time and that we see developing before our very eyes today in 2012. And it is in this regard that I believe The Master most shrewdly succeeds. It shows that every man and woman has a story to tell and an embedded will that is entirely their own; that people can come to an agreement or a disagreement in a variety of ways, but the first, and perhaps biggest, step is sitting down and listening instead of reacting with our most animalistic instincts.
stronomers have recently discovered another planet which has a good chance of sustaining life. Gliese 163C, as this planet is called, lies a mere 50 light years away from earth and is one of two planets orbiting a red dwarf star in the Dorado constellation. Xavier Bonfilis, of France’s Joseph Fourier University-Grenoble and a member of the team that discovered this planet, released information on the discovery of this potentially habitable world early last week. Scientists, like Bonfilis, have really focused on Gliese 163C’s orbit, which falls into a range known as the Habitable Zone, a distance from the sun in which water could exist and life has a decent chance of forming. However, it would not be a pleasant place to live, as a mass seven times that of earth, potentially radical temperatures, and a highly dense atmosphere would all make it extremely difficult for complex life to exist, although microbes might find it tolerable. The planet has now been added to a list of possibly habitable worlds managed by The Planetary Habitability Laboratory at the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo. It is one of six bodies on this list, which covers a variety of planets, although usually ones much larger than Earth. The most impressive aspect of this list, however, is that four of the six planets on it were discovered in the last year alone. New telescopes and imaging technology have made it possible to locate object never before detectable by humans. This is an exciting time when we begin to learn ever more about the universe around us. With current advancements in technology, scientists could possibly find planets capable of sustaining human life in the
near future. However, this raises a few questions about mankind as a whole. Are we prepared to discover new worlds, expand past our home planet, and potentially become a space faring civilization? A large number of problems remain on Earth today, and will likely continue for much of the foreseeable future, should we really expand these problems beyond the confines of our tiny portion of the galaxy? Regardless of the answers to these problems, there is at least one truth that we should keep in mind when considering our options as a species. If mankind wants to continue surviving, it will one day need to leave Earth. There will be a point sometime in the far future when we will no longer be able to live on our home planet, for one reason or another, and therefore need to seek some other place to settle. I for one feel that any effort made in this direction is worthwhile, even if immediate benefits are not clear. Research like the case of Gliese 163C, is merely the first steps in a long process towards human survival, and that is why it remains necessary. Luckily, such research has not required extensive resources yet, but it is only a matter of time before any advancement will require the efforts of a much larger group of people than the dedicated astronomers of today when a planet worth visiting is found. Despite the lack of another habitable planet, there is still work to be done. New technology needs to be developed if we ever hope to travel to new worlds, technology we could at least work on now. However, in a time of economic recession it is all too common to see this development cut in favor of more profitable research. Luckily some scientists have continued working and are studying everything from better spacecraft to a theoretical warp drive. Hopefully these technologies and others like it will allow us to accomplish great things in the future, although it probably won’t be in my lifetime.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Of mutants and men
ton Ellis. Or take the more recent “MiGuest Columnist ami Zombie” incident (mislabeled by some as the “Naked ialing 9-1-1 just won’t Cannibal”), which took place this help you. Emergency re- past March. According to CNN. sponse systems are overwhelmed com, a naked man was seen by and it’s just you and your brick of motorists and passers by walking an iPhone waiting for the sense- down a busy Miami street before less chaos just outside your win- dragging a homeless person “out dow to shamble up the sidewalk from the shade, stripping the vicand claw at your front door. Do tim’s clothes off and then beating you know how to kill a zombie? him as the victim kicks his legs What about a vampire? When in an apparent attempt to fight your survival depends on in- back.” The naked zombie then formation which never before proceeded to eat the helpless seemed relevant, you’re gonna man’s face while several more wish you took a post-apocalyptic bystanders passed curiously by. preparedness class. But where Police blamed bath salts. I think can one register for such a class? we all know better. Not at UIS. Lastly, consider the recent We cannot take lightly the moratorium on bird flu experithreat from ostensibly fictional ments. Nell Greenfield-Boyce forces of darkness. Take note of of NPR.org wrote, “One of the a case this time last year which main concerns surrounding [exoccurred outside of a Hooters in perimental bird-flu] research is St. Petersburg, Florida. the threat of accidental release if According to reports from the mutant bird flu experiments the perennial patriarch of truth, get repeated in labs around the TheSmokingGun.com, Jose- world that do not have the same phine Smith, 22, was arrested security and safety precautions and charged with felony aggra- that are mandated by the United vated battery on an elderly per- States.” son. “I’m a vampire, I am going “This issue has been raised to eat you,” Smith announced 1 9/12/12 LincolnLecture12-JournalAD_Layout 11:45 1 but there has AM beenPage no discussion before allegedly attacking MilBy Carl Elliott
of how to deal with it,” said Dr. Yoshihiro Kawaoka of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, whose lab did one of the controversial experiments. Last time I checked, Madison is only five hours north of here. Now, I don’t know how many of you have seen I Am Legend (the book is better) but the premise of the movie is this: there is a guy doing experimental research on cancer vaccines and, of course, mutant virus + hubris = post-apocalyptic world populated by flesh eating mutants and a dwindling human race (flesh eating mutant food supply) racing toward the hills. We have concrete, verifiable cases of vampire and zombie attacks which illustrate the devastating consequences of a myopic worldview and the seeds of chaos have already been planted: disbelief, dysfunctional measures for pathogenic response and containment, experimental research on mutant viruses, ignorance in the face of explicit self-reliance and survival. It’s about time we learn how to fish. It’s about time UIS offers a course on Post-Apocalyptic Preparedness.
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Icon for Hire rocks UIS By Kati Maseman Editor-in-Chief
Lead vocalist - Ariel Drummer - Adam Kronshagen
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he world needs so many more female musicians, said Ariel, lead singer of Icon for Hire before their concert at UIS. As a female fronted band, and a rock band at that, she feels that they are “set apart right from the beginning.” Which she explained could either be a good thing or a bad thing; it can be a “double edged sword,” as she put it. As a band, they are attempting to show that female leads can rock just as hard as male lead groups. Icon for Hire is a four member band out of Decatur, Ill. Band members include lead singer Ariel, who prefers a mononym because she likes how simple and easy just one name is, even stating that she likes to sign things as just REL. Guitarist Shawn Jump, bassist Josh Kincheloe, and drummer Adam Kronshagen complete Icon for Hire. They have been active since 2007 and their last album, Scripted, came out in August of 2011. Ariel stated that the messages of their album were to take responsibility for your own life and choose how you react to the things that happen to you. “Your life can go either way; you have the power to change it,” she explained. Icon for Hire has become a part of the Tooth and Nail record label, for which they are happy for and struggling with. “They’ve been really good to us,” Ariel said, “They let us do what we Guitarist - Shawn Jump
want.” The downside to being on the label is that they can get grouped in with the other artists represented by Tooth and Nail. Ariel said that they are working to show the top dogs that they are different. The band only gets to do local shows about once a year according to Ariel. This is due to the fact that they are usually on a specific touring schedule for whoever they are on the road with, and they only reach larger cities. They were grateful to UIS for having them, and were excited for the show. They even stated at the concert that the audience was the best they have had in Springfield in a number of years. The band likes to travel and tour as well. Jump’s favorite part is meeting new people and cultures. He likes to try new foods, as he did recently in Amsterdam and Seattle. Ariel likes cities and being able to walk around a downtown and experience the culture. Wondering what the band’s favorite song to perform is? Well, for most of them, the favorite was an easy reply with “Pieces.” Jump also enjoys “Up in Flames.” The band did a number of their hits, as well as slowing things down for a unique experience. For one song, Ariel and Jump sat down, as did the audience, for an intimate performance of a song. This was possible, because unlike other venues, the audience could get right up near the stage, with some actually sitting on the stage for the performance. After the show, Icon for Hire stuck around to sign merchandise and talk with fans. Nearly everyone who attended the performance stayed to get to know the band better. Icon for Hire will be doing their first all-ages show in a while, Ariel announced. Icon for Hire will be in their hometown on Nov. 24, in the Lincoln (Square) Theater. For more information on this show, or just to stay in touch with the band, head to their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/iconforhireofficial.
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Unveiling the iPhone 5
By Natalie Noble General Reporter
pple fans waited in line at phone carriers to get the newest gadget of the year. The iPhone 5, Apple’s latest edition of their ground breaking smart phone was just released. Assumption and suspicion have been in the air all summer about the iPhone 5, but it’s finally here. Costing only $200.00 with an upgrade or 2 year activation at the leading phone carriers online or in store, it comes equipped with all the technology a cell phone can have. It is updated with the latest iOS system for iPhones, which allows it to run on a fastest processor, according to Apple. Weighing 4oz with a 4.87in display screen, Apple has made a sleek look for smart phones. The look and feel is very similar to the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S but the new updates make the experience different to some users. The battery life and the resolution have increased. “I have iPhone 4 and it’s really no different from the iPhone 5, it’s just longer. I have frontal camera and good resolution on it. I don’t really use all the
features so just having an iPhone is cool. You don’t really need to get the iPhone 5 unless you think what the iPhone 4 has to offer is not enough. iPhone 4 is good for me,” Haydee Franklin, a Sprint customer and UIS student said. iPhones are not only a hot commodity now, but have been since the very first iPhone came out in 2007 and sold 6.1 billion dollars, according to Apple’s website. Having the iPhone 5 is almost the same excitement. People have even switched phone companies to have the phone. iPhone 5 went on sale Friday Sept. 21 and most stores were out of stock by the next day. “We didn’t sell completely out of the iPhone 5s the first day, but throughout the weekend we noticed we had to call in for more orders of it. Also since the iPhone 4 is free now because of the 5’s release, we are completely sold out of those. So customers who want those phones have to pre-order with us or online,” Mark Z from Sprint in Springfield said. Although iPhone 5 is the newest of the models, iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 have the same abilities. Not all of the features are the same. iPhone 4 models
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Welcome to Cameroon Cameroon, a country in western Africa, is extremely diverse— home to 230 languages (official languages are English and French) and 250 ethnic groups.
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Hear speaker Allison from Passion Parties in the LRH Greatroom for an event titled “Let’s Talk About Sex.” This event is free to students and starts at 7 p.m. SAC Coffeehouse presents: 3West. Coffeehouse is an acoustic music series. This free event will be held in Stars Lounge at 8 p.m. 12 Angry Men at the Hoogland, starting at 8 p.m.
Sunday, September 30:
Interested in becoming part of the Black Male Collegiate Society? They are hosting a Q&A to answer all of your questions. Head to PAC G at 6 p.m. The Hoogland Center for the Arts is showing 12 Angry Men. Show is at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 or $17 for students.
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Last chance to see Vignettes by Claire Hedden in the Visual Arts Gallery. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Speaker Tom Hayden will be at UIS for “Activism in the 21st Century: Towards a New Port Huron Statement,” which is an ECCE event. The session will begin at 7 p.m. in Brookens Auditorium. This event is free.
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only have a 5 megapixel camera compared to iPhone 5’s 8 megapixel camera with panoram feature allowing the user to take a picture of their entire surroundings. When first looking at the iPhone 5 most think it looks exactly like the iPhone 4, but the 4 inch display screen allows the user to see apps more clearly and to explore the phone with better visual aid. The 3.5in screen of the older models is acceptable but Apple is stepping up and making the screens more suitable for Android users to get familiar with. “Android’s are way better. You can do so much more with the memory of an android than a iPhone. I can customize almost anything. But there are some apps, like Instagram that is way better on an iPhone. Sometimes I wish I had an iPhone because of the cute commercial. Either way they are good phones,” Nidia Barcenas, a UIS student said. With the competition of Android, Apple is now showing truly what they
According to info.com “Bantu speakers were among the first groups to settle in Cameroon.” Even though they were one of the first groups to settle there, the Bantu culture isn’t as prevalent as other cultures. Cameroon’s most concentrated ethnic group is of Cameroon highlanders. Cameroonian families are really close knit and dependent on each other. Because they are so close, nepotism is very common in this country. It is not necessarily a good or bad part of the culture, it is just important that the entire family is employed. Cameroons, like Americans, have the right to practice religion freely.
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A common Cameroonian food is FuFu. FuFu is a starchy form of food that is rolled into balls and dipped into sauces or soups. Their national food is a soup made with “bitterleaf,” peanuts, shrimp and any type of meat—but mainly fish.
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Thur, Sep 13, 7 pm • Brookens Auditorium Tues, Oct 23, 10 am • Brookens Auditorium Andres Lara: How Young Adults Can Move Caroline Kyungah Hong: Asian Americans Are Forward to Challenge the Status Quo (Not) Funny?: Comedy and Racialization Mon, Sep 17, 12 pm • Sangamon Auditorium Lobby Constitution Day Event: The Constitution & the 2012 Elections
Wed, Oct 24, 7 pm • Sangamon Auditorium Lobby Gary A. Lamberti: The Global Freshwater Crisis: Challenges & Solutions
Mon, Sep 17, 6 pm • Brookens Auditorium Thur, Oct 25, 7:30 pm • Brookens Power, Politics & HIV: Blue Film Screening Auditorium & Discussion Kristina Koch: The United Nations’ Possible Role in the Syrian Crisis Thur, Sep 27, 7 pm • Brookens Auditorium Tom Hayden: Activism in the 21st Century: Mon, Nov 5, 7 pm • Brookens Auditorium Towards a New Port Huron Statement Dr. Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert: Hopi Running Wed, Oct 3, 4 pm • Brookens Auditorium Kate Bornstein: Gender Outlaw Mon, Nov 12, 6 pm • Brookens Auditorium Power, Politics & HIV: Fig Trees Film Sun, Oct 7, 7 pm • Brookens Auditorium Screening & Discussion The Yellow Wallpaper Film Screening & Discussion Tues, Nov 13, 6 pm • SLB Gym OXFAM Hunger Banquet & Give a Damn? Thur, Oct 11, 7 pm • Brookens Auditorium Film Screening & Discussion Lincoln Legacy Lecture: Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation Wed, Nov 14, 7:30 pm• Brookens Auditorium Mon, Oct 22, 6 pm • Brookens Auditorium Severine Autesserre: Foreign Intervention & Power, Politics & HIV: RED RED RED Film Domestic Conflict in the Congo Screening & Discussion All events are free and open to the public
rollment,” she said. “According to the statistics I published in the Office of Institutional Research, it looks like we have 44 Hispanic freshman, and that’s about 16 percent (4 out of 25 students). So yes, there has been an increase, especially this year.” Seif has been conducting research on Latinos and immigrants in Illinois, along with advising OLAS members. She is pleased with this month’s promotion in Hispanic culture. “Latinos are now the largest minority group in the United States. And it’s a chance to learn more about this exciting population,” she said. “One reason why it is exciting to have more Latinos on campus is, just as every culture, it brings a lot of cultural richness to our campus in foods, music, different religious perceptive, experiences; and that’s wonderful.” Seif teaches Latino studies on campus. “In the Spring I’m going to be teaching a course called Latino USA in the Sociology and Anthropology Department. Students learn about histories of many of the countries that Latino populations come from.” The class focuses on the diversity among Latinos. “People may tend to think of Mexican ancestry when they think of Latinos, and that is the dominant group in Illinois and in the United States. But there are many Latino groups in the United States. We have a long history with Puerto Rican communities and we have Guatemalan communities here. It’s important to understand that Latinos are very diverse ethnically and culturally.” Seif is currently teaching Women & Gender in Mexico & US, a 100 level course that she’ll also teach in the next Fall semester. For students interested in joining OLAS, contact the Diversity Center. OLAS can also be reached through Facebook.
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with their money, and it’s a life skill that all students should learn how to do, reuse space and items,” Ringle said. The Director of Food Services Geoffrey Evans explained that one of the main reasons for reusing space was purely financial. “We don’t really have money that’s allocated for us in the budget. We get all of our profit from sales, so taking advantage of reusable spaces is important to help keep us from operating in the red,” Evans said. Residential Life, TRAC, and Dining Services are all housed underneath the Department of Auxiliary, making their profit from housing and merchandise sales. “For us it wasn’t a two year process, unlike Residential life. We started the process this summer, which is quick by university standards,” Evans explained. Dining Services is putting the finishing touches on their new LRH Grab-N-Go Location at Lincoln Hall. “We have a diverse student population, I really wanted to offer something different,” Evans said. The new LRH Grab-NGo features wheat grass shots, smoothies, and ethnic food for students always on the go. “We wanted to offer an upscale, ethnic juice bar. The location is more viable, and it can serve students better because it’s at the dorms,” Evans said. Freshman Meagan Gillmore, a Visual Arts major, thinks it’s
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can offer for a smart phone. Siri, which is a personal voice assistant that iPhone users use to send texts, email, organize calendars or answer questions, is just one way that Apple gives their fans an easier way to operate and navigate through their everyday life with just a touch of a button. Siri is only available on iPhone 4s and iPhone 5, but the advertisement for the new features makes it appealing for a busy person. Apple allows their
nice to offer this option to busy students, “It’s cool, because I can come down here when I don’t have time to eat; this is really convenient for me.” Evans explained that Dining Services also consulted with TRAC to install the new smoothie bar. “I worked with JT Timmons, Director of Recreational sports, and Matt Motley, an Intramural instructor. They needed help with vendors and setting up the smoothie bar,” Evans said. When TRAC was originally built, it opted out of the smoothie bar because of budget cuts. “There was some talk even before Van Vieregge, head of the auxiliary services, or I got here, of getting a juice bar,” Timmons said. He said that student interest started to come around about reusing the space as a convenient way for students to grab a snack. Vieregge’s goal as Executive Director of Auxiliary Services is to make sure that UIS students’ needs are met in a cost efficient manner. His interest is to best serve students and reusing space already available made sense to him. “Ultimately the more revenue we make as an auxiliary department… will hold cost and tuition down for students. We really want to make opportunities available at students’ request,” Vieregge said. The goal for the open house was to meet student wishes. “We really thought this was the best way to introduce these new services to students,” Evans said.
phones to sync up to everything the user needs to live their life. By plugging the phone into the computer and verifying a couple demands, the iPhone has a small portion of one’s life in a space on the memory card whether its music, birthdays, picture or even just a document. Available at most leading phone companies, iPhone 5s are a new beginning for Apple and an eye opener for Apple fans. More and more iPhone are being seen as the ultimate phone to have. Advertisements increase daily to influence the newly invented devices.
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Libra (Sept. 23.-Oct. 22) Creative juices are flowing this week. Be sure to let out your creativity, even in school assignments or in the workplace if you can. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) You may be confronted with a problem where your decisions will either be a very good solution or a worse situation. Let someone else deal with it for now. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) This is the time to attend social events. Have fun being the center of attention while it lasts. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) You may fall prey to avarice this week. Next time you go shopping, ask yourself do I really need this? You’ll find most of the answers are NO. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) You’ve been stuck in this situation for a long time and now you want to break free from it. Expect changes this week and stick by your principles. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Your mind has been consumed lately with troubling thoughts. Don‘t worry yourself about it. Take your mind off it by working on projects. Aries (March 21-April 19) There will be several surprises in store for you this week. These surprises will benefit you if you react appropriately. Taurus (April 20-May 20) This is not the week to make engagements for the weekend, like partying with friends or spending a full day with a loved one. You’ve got work to do, so do it! Gemini (May 21-June 20) Has your life become too routine? It’s good to break out of your cycle every once in a while. Try something new, and more importantly have fun. Cancer (June 21-July 22) Don’t get frustrated. Things have not been going your way lately, and you want changes now. But don’t go about it the wrong way either. Wait patiently for that moment to speak up. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) ) It is important to express your opinions, but you can also overdue it. Be cautious of what you say if it can come back to bite you. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) You might be anxious right now about making the wrong decision. Think it over or ask a friend for advice. You’ll know what to do then.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
A sport or no,
cheerleading at universities
Women’s soccer buries Miners
By LaNee Wood Sports Reporter
Photo by Adam Buck
Eileen Kenny fights her Missouri S&T opponent for control of the ball. Kenney scored the game’s first goal in the 6th minute of play off a pass from forward Kim Tokarski. The Stars ended their losing streak with a 5-1 win.
By Adam Buck Sports Reporter
IS Women’s Soccer defeated the Missouri S&T Miners in a high scoring game Sunday, ending their losing streak and putting their record back at .500 for overall play. “Today’s goal was to play aggressively, to be on our toes rather than our heels, and take it to the other team. But to stay organized and be composed on the ball” commented head coach Pete Kowall, on the game plan for Sunday’s match-up between the UIS Prairie Stars and the Missouri S&T Miners. He also said, “When you are in a losing streak you can wallow in self-pity and you can feel sorry for yourself but you got to move on; today is a new day and you got to move forward and move forward into the next game. Take care of the next thing don’t worry about what happened before.” The game got underway and immediately fans could tell that the women’s team was playing aggressively. The first several minutes of the game took place in the Miners back third of the field. The first goal of the game came at just over six minutes of play when freshman forward Eileen Kenny scored off a pass
from sophomore forward Kim Tokarski. The game went back and forth for a while after the goal. Then with a little more than 23 minutes to go in the first half, Miner Lauren Todd equalized the score from an assist off of Kelsey Salzman. However, the Stars would get the final say in the first half. With just under five minutes remaining sophomore forward Carin Fearing put the ball in the back of the net to gain the lead over the Miners once again, she was assisted by senior forward Ally Redington and senior midfield Erin Egolf. The first half ended with the Stars leading over the Miners 2-1. The second half of the game was dominated by the Prairie Stars. Only several minutes into the second half of the game, Fearing would once again put the ball in the net after being assisted by Egolf. The goal increased the lead that the Stars had over the Miners to 3-1. The next goal came in the seventy-eighth minute when Egolf would score off of a free kick just outside the box. Then with just over five minutes remaining in the game junior midfield Katlin Peterson sent the ball into the
box off of a corner kick, where senior defender Rachel Neudahl headed the ball into the goal. The Miners were unable to score the second half and the game ended with a score of 5-1. The Stars had finally ended their losing streak. “We are on top of the world and we are ready to kick some butt this weekend, and this was the kick in the butt we needed,” commented Neudahl after the game. When asked about her thoughts going into the second half Neudahl stated “We needed to keep playing consistently. We have had trouble in the past couple of games where we played well and we would get scored on and we would put our heads down and not be able to play. We came out the second half ready win.” After the game, the women’s soccer team met with local youth YMCA girl soccer teams for photos and autographs. The women’s team goes on the road to face William Jewell Friday Sept. 28 at 5 p.m. The next home game is set for Friday, Oct. 5 at 5 p.m. for the annual homecoming game against St. Joseph.
here have debates all throughout history trying to cipher out whether or not Cheerleading is an actual sport. At the NCAA Division I level, cheerleading is considered a sport and students are able to obtain scholarships. Teams at the Division I level compete in competitions and are treated with the same respect as other athletes. At the Division II level cheerleading is under the radar and is treated more as a club rather than a team. For example, UIS’s cheerleading team is not nearly as popular or respected as are the varsity sports. Not because they are not considered athletes, but because NCAA Division II has yet to recognize it as a varsity sport. Cheerleading coach Lexi Kirschbaum is a UIS alumna and was also on the UIS cheerleading team. She is going on her second year coaching here at UIS and has a lot in store for the team. “The squad has 11 cheerleaders, four of them are male,” Kirschbaum said. She went on to say, “This is the first year we have had this many men on the team,” and that “adding the diversity of men and women [will] catch people’s attention” and make this year another incredible season. Cheerleading is a big expense especially with 11 cheerleaders on the squad. It will be a struggle to find funding for their uniforms. One of the big fundraisers Kirschbaum said that the squad is doing is selling seat cushions that can be used at any game. Kirschbaum said the team does several of these fundraisers to help defer costs
for the cheerleaders. Because of insufficient funding, UIS cheerleaders are not able to compete in competitions. Kirschbaum said that she and the team will have to save up. Kirschbaum does recognize that UIS Cheerleading does not get as much attention as Division I teams, but she is not by any means offended. She said, “We [She and the squad] are still a part of the athletic department. So we don’t feel as though we are being left out.” She and her team do realize that cheerleading is still evolving, particularly at smaller schools like UIS. She has aspirations that one day the NCAA Division II will see cheerleading as a varsity sport. On a lighter note, the cheerleading team does have some performances soon to come. Homecoming week they will be performing at the men’s and women’s soccer games. They will also be performing at the homecoming pep rally Monday, Oct. 1. Kirschbaum also mentioned that tryouts will be held in the spring. Conter her at email@example.com for more information. The debate over whether cheerleading should be considered a sport at the Division II level is one that will be talked about for years to come. It is not, though, an impossible fight to win. Students may benefit because then scholarships for cheerleading would be given. The cheerleaders would also have a chance to spend less time fundraising and have the opportunity to compete nationally with other cheerleading teams.
Friday, Sept. 21
Volleyball vs. Drury: L 2-3 Women’s Soccer vs. Drury: T 0-0 Men’s Soccer vs. Drury: L 0-3
Saturday, Sept. 22
Volleyball vs. Missouri S&T: L 1-3
Sunday, Sept. 23
Women’s Soccer vs. Missouri S&T: W 5-1 Men’s Soccer vs. Missouri S&T: L 0-4
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Taking it game by game
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Yvan Foonde struggles to gain control of the ball from Missouri S&T player Peter Haw during their match on Sunday. By LaNee Wood Sports Reporter
he UIS Prairie Stars were defeated in their second game this week in the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) men’s soccer match Sunday at Kiwanis Stadium. The ball was kicked off by UIS, then intercepted by the opposing team; and within the first few seconds of the game Missouri S&T had their first of many goals that game. By the time the second goal by Missouri was made, you could see the hope of the UIS fans slowly fade away. The fans had given up on a team that appeared to give up on itself. Some people would even go as far to say that after the first goal by Missouri in the first half, the game was already won. Not because the Stars were incapable, but because they had already psyched themselves out. “We hurt ourselves” said Head Coach Jesse Miech. He
went on to say “One of our goals is to be strong in the first 5 minutes and last 5 minutes of every half.” This goal seemed unattainable at Sunday’s game against Missouri S&T. There were several shot attempts by Mark Czarny, Nikita Fadeev, Baeden Jones, and Mark Williams. All were either deflected by Missouri or just not hit at the right angle. Missouri’s goalie made sure his team’s goal was impenetrable. Miech said it was not about trying to find a miracle formula to end the losing streak but rather do what they plan to do, but better. The team doesn’t need a completely new set a strategies—just a new mentality. He said they need to keep on with the “basics” and that not a lot was going to change with their “overall game plan.” Another factor that plays into the team’s success is that the team does have a number of new players. These players have an immense amount of talent, but are still getting ad-
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justed to playing at this level; and with a new team. Coach Miech makes sure that his players are humble. “We don’t want to be too high and we don’t to be too low,” said Miech. This is what he and his team call “going to work.” Miech said, “ it tough continually giving the same type of talk after you lose the same type of game over and over again,” but they cannot and will not give up. Miech also mentioned that it was the “little things” that are going to help the team get out the rut they are in. The game ended with a score of 0-4; putting the UIS men’s soccer team at a 2-60 and Missouri with a 4-3-1. Their season has not yet come to a halt, there is plenty of time for the team to dig of this hole and get back to business. “It has got to be game by game, sometimes it’s practice by practice and sometimes half by half.”
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
UIS HOMECOMING 2012
Sunday, Sept. 30
Homecoming Kickoff Stars Lounge, 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 5
Saturday, Oct. 6
Scheels Spirit Games UIS Campus, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 1
Chemistry Presentation (ages 5-12) HSB, 1-3 p.m.
U-Help, I-Help Jenga Tournament Springfield Service Event Various Locations, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (ages 12-18) Quad, 1-3 p.m. Homecoming Parade UIS Campus, 4:15 p.m. Open House: Strawbridge-Shepherd Homecoming BBQ House South Quad, 4:45-7:15 p.m. Shepherd Rd., 1-3 p.m.
Homecoming Pep Rally TRAC, 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 2 Scheels Spirit Games PAC Concourse, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Scheels Spirit Games PAC Concourse & C/D, 4-6 p.m. Powder Puff Games Kiwanis Stadium, 9:30 p.m.
Women’s Soccer vs. St. Joseph’s College Kiwanis Stadium, 5 p.m.
Solar Telescope Showcase Quad, 1-3 p.m. Tech Tools and Gadgets w/ Kara McElwrath UHB 2027, 1-2 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 3
Men’s Soccer vs. St. Joseph’s College Kiwanis Stadium, 7:30 p.m.
Scheels Spirit Games Quad, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
UIS Star Party Campus Observatory, 8 p.m.
Students vs. UIS Alumni/ Faculty/Staff BB Game TRAC, 3-5 p.m.
Lunch & Learn: Chasing the American Dream to the Heartland PAC C/D, 11:30-1:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 6
William Fitzsimmons Studio Theatre, 8 p.m.
Scheels Spirit Games Food Emporium, 4-6 p.m.
Kid’s Corner/Kid’s Crafts Spirit Wear Contest Quad, 1-3 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Eureka TRAC, 6 p.m.
5K Run/Walk TRAC, 9 a.m.
Homecoming Dance SLB Gym, 9:30 p.m.
MYO Spirit Gear PAC Concourse, 9:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 4 Scheels Spirit Games Food Emporium, 11 a.m.-1p.m. Scheels Spirit Games Food Emporium/ PAC Concourse 4-6 p.m. Alumni Happy Hour Boone’s Saloon, 5-7 p.m. Block City/That DJ/ That Drummer Quad, 9:30 p.m.
These events are sponsored by: Coldstone Creamery, Scheels, and Sangamon Auditorium