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Keys to success “I showed up two hours late to a lab one time … double check (what time your classes start) because you might think you know but maybe you don’t.” “Some other fun tips: stay hydrated, don’t be afraid to wear tennis shoes to class and buy a good snow jacket and snow boots and a heating blanket.” — Hannah Davis

“IBC really is not bad. It’s actually really fun. You definitely learn a lot of things that you’re going to use down the road.”

— Amy Jacobsen

“My advice for people is to take it seriously from the very beginning. Before the first (O-Chem) test I just didn’t take it seriously — I didn’t think it was going to be that bad but then first test came around and boy, that was not the case.”

— Danielle Greene

Upperclassmen divulge their best tips and tricks for a great freshman year Kaitlyn Krasselt Argonaut

Leaving home and starting college can be an exciting new adventure, but it can also be more than a little frightening. Many incoming Vandals are unprepared for the winding halls and half-staircases in Brink Hall that can leave many lost for hours, or the hills on campus that ensure students are winded and sweaty by the time they make it to their 8:30 a.m. class. Most upperclassmen have survived the hills

and escaped from Brink, and are now successful students or recent University of Idaho graduates with advice to offer those just starting their college career.

Ask for help

“Don’t be afraid to ask anybody anything. Everyone’s super helpful,” said Hannah Davis, current ASUI president. Davis, a junior majoring in political science and international studies, said her best advice to incoming students is to get to know their aca-

Student dies in rafting accident Staff report Argonaut

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demic advisers. “Reaching out to my advisers and asking them if there was anything (I should do) and looking into programs that they had available and applying for things that maybe I wasn’t the best candidate for but applying for, them anyway helped me build a relationship with my advisers that I wouldn’t have had,” she said. Danielle Greene, a May 2011 graduate, attributes her success since graduating to a

A 22-year-old University of Idaho student from Nepal died in a rafting accident on the Selway River July 21. Bishal Shrestha had been rafting with four other UI students when the raft got stuck and popped, spilling all five occupants into the river. “It’s my understanding that their raft hit a limb that was sticking out into the river and they were all pitched from the raft,” said Dean of Students Bruce Pitman. Pitman said the other students made it safely to shore and were picked up by another group of rafters and taken back to their campsite. “A search was initiated by people who were camping in the area, plus members of the staff from the river company and there was obviously notification made to the sheriff’s office and a more formal search process was undertaken,” Pitman said. “I don’t know exactly what time the raft flipped but it was late enough that they were not able to find his body until the next day because they had to suspend the search because it was dark.” SEE accident, PAGE a6

SEE keys, PAGE a7

Bright ‘future’ for UI Inspiring Futures campaign raises $164 million for university projects Kasen Christensen Argonaut

The University of Idaho received close to $2 million for the “Inspiring futures” fundraising campaign that began April 28. “Over 850 folks in black tie and ball gowns filled the floor of the Kibbie Dome,” said Chris Murray, vice president for University Advancement. Andrew Gauss, director of alumni and development marketing communications, said the event was designed to thank donors who gave to the university during the campaign’s quiet portion. The $225 million campaign began in 2007, and raised $161.8 million before the campaign went public. About $164 million has been raised overall. During the quiet portion of the campaign, alumni and friends were solicited for donations. Programs like Vandal Connect, a studentstaffed fundraising call center, asked for donations. Vandal Connect raised $2 million between 2010 and 2012. Jessica Billings, director of Vandal Connect, said donors have complete control over where their money goes.

She said alumni will often donate to the college they graduated from, or the college their children are enrolled. Gauss said the campaign focuses on student success, faculty recruiting and retention, facility maintenance and continuing programs. “A majority of (the Kibbie Dome renovation) was funded … through donor support,” Gauss said. The university is also trying to build its first building in more than 10 years — the Integrated Research Innovation Center. The goal for that project is $100 million. It is about half funded now. When completed, it will stand next to the Teaching and Learning Center, where the Navy ROTC building once stood. Each college has its own fundraising goals and plans for the money, Gauss said. He said the campaign has increased the number of scholarships in each college. The campaign website has information on what those goals are. It also tracks how much each college has raised. The marketing efforts of the campaign try to SEE future, PAGE a6

Editor's note

Elisa Eiguren Editor-in-Chief

The Argonaut welcomes you to the University of Idaho. This issue is directed toward freshman and transfer students to familiarize you with UI and Student Media as you become a member of the Vandal family. Student Media is an organization comprised of college students of all majors and ages, and is editorially independent of the university. The Argonaut hits stands every Tuesday and Friday so grab a copy when you arrive on campus. You can also check us out online at, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @uiargonaut for the latest UI news and updates.

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Mary Donohoe and Kristin Malm of Sesitshaya Marimba perform in downtown Moscow as part of Artwalk. The group will perform as part of Zimfest on the University of Idaho campus August 2-5.

Mesmerizing marimba Zimfest brings African grooves to Moscow Matt Maw Argonaut

The Zimbabwean Music Festival will come to the Inland Northwest for the first time in 21 years this August and give people around the Palouse a chance to dance to the melodies of Africa. JoAnn Evans, Zimfest organizing committee member, said the festival’s concerts will be energetic and sociable. “All the concerts are get-up-andmove concerts,” she said. “You don’t just sit in your seat. This is happy music and it’s moving music.” Evans said Zimfest provides exposure to new cultural music and instruments. Folks new to the festival will find it positive and exciting, she said. The quality of performances will be particularly noteworthy. “The fluency (with which) the Zim-

babweans perform is unbelievable,” she said. Mary Donohoe, co-committee member, said one musical element newcomers might find unique is mbira — the name of both an instrument and the music it helps create. The millennium-old mbira is a wooden plank fitted with metal keys, similar to a xylophone, and it’s central to the Shona people who comprise the largest population group of Zimbabwe. Donohoe said the mbira concerts will have a complex sound that is different from the marimba styles people may have heard, but they will enjoy its peaceful energy. “It’s something that is very relaxing, very calming, but also maybe a little bit mesmerizing,” she said. SEE marimba, PAGE a6


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Finance major, Lindsay Beresford, and Accounting major Michael Norby are working hard on a project that is apart of the IBC program in the SUB on Monday. The College of Business has made some changes to the IBC program recently to accomodate more students.

Business skills and broader options Integrated Business Curriculum students study through summer Matt Maw Argonaut

The first summer session of the Integrated Business Curriculum program through the University of Idaho’s College of Business and Economics holds students in an intense summer schedule but junior Spencer Schumacher said the condensed workload has its benefits. “It takes a whole semester off so I can graduate in the spring,” Schumacher said. Classes are in session 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a two-hour lunch Monday through Thursday. Students operate in teams and Schumacher said they sometimes use the mornings and afternoons around the two-hour Friday test sessions for extra work time. Schumacher said he puts in many hours beyond the 26 he spends in class. “I’m on campus 50 hours a week just trying to get stuff done,” he said. Schumacher said despite the breakneck pace, if he stays responsible he still has time to have fun on the weekends. The class team

members push each other to meet deadlines, and the $293 cost per class credit — in a program that requires 17 credits — helps motivate individuals, he said. “Really what it is, is immersion learning,” said Scott Metlen, associate professor of operations management. Metlen said the workload is similar to that of the standard year program, but the student teams develop better networking and bonding. One reason for this is the small population – 37 students instead of the typical 60. Students are likely studying more during the summer session than in standard semesters, he said, and they are discouraged from taking non-IBC classes while involved in the program.

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University of Idaho Women’s Center celebrates 40th anniversary with four months of events Chloe Rambo Argonaut

The committees in apply to varying levels of charge of bringing to life involvement. From making the 40th aniversary celebra- buttons and stuffing envetion of the University of lopes to educating others, Idaho Women’s Center are there are ample opportunities dreaming big to get involved, and determined regardless of one’s to make the gender. series of events “The idea is empowering to tell everybody for everyone. about the programs Wo m e n ’ s we do, the reasons Center Program why we do them, Coordinator and invite everyLysa Salsbury one to participate,” Gloria Steinem said planning Salsbury said. “It’s the events to a big misconcepcommemorate the anniver- tion that the Women’s Center sary celebration has taken is just for women.” nearly two months. Two upcoming events, “(We have) so many Women’s Equality Day and people wanting to offer the Feminist Fair, are events ideas,” Salsbury said. “Ev- that support the inclusive eryone has such great ideas and supportive message the and there are so many center advocates. Women’s things we could do ... the Equality Day is observed nabiggest challenge is nar- tionally on August 26, comrowing it down.” memorating the day women Over the course of four were given the right to vote months, from August. to 92 years ago. November., the Women’s The UI Women’s Center Center will be hosting a will celebrate the movement poetry slam, interactive toward gender equality with a and educational fair, fund- feminist fair called FEMfest raising luncheon and many from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. August more events to celebrate the 24th in the Idaho Commons center’s 40-year anniver- Plaza. sary on campus. “We’re going to have a With more than 300 band, live music, refreshvolunteers, the Women’s ments and we’re going to Center has tasks that can invite a bunch of organiza-

tions — both on campus and in the local community, that work on women’s issues to host fun and interactive booths,” Salsbury said. “The idea is that it is going to be a fun outdoor event to kick off our 40th anniversary celebrations.” FEMfest will feature booths by UI’s LGBTQA office, Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest, Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse, Moscow Women’s Giving Circle and the Women’s Center. Gloria Steinem, a journalist, social and political activist and revolutionary feminist, will be giving a keynote speech on “Women’s Legacies, Inspiring Our Future,” at 7:30 p.m. October 4th at the Kibbie Dome. “(Steinem) has been a lifelong advocate for women’s rights,” Salsbury said. “You just have to look at the number of awards she’s won, not just for her activism, but for her literary accomplishments.” Steinem also founded the feminist-themed Ms. magazine the same year the UI Women’s Center was established. SEE f-word, PAGE a8

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Good energy Two UI students win big in research competition Danielle Yantis Argonaut

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Ruthie Foster and Paul Thorn were part of the live music performances during Rendezvous in the Park Saturday afternoon at East City Park.

Two University of Idaho students won awards in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2012 Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research competition. Robert Hoover, a Ph.D. student in chemical engineering, received first place in the open competition in the category of chemical separations. The research paper that won him this award, “Computational Model of the Mark-IV Electrorefiner: Two-Dimensional Potential and Current Distributions,” was published in the Nuclear Technology journal in February 2011. Joshua Daw, a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering, received first place in the category of nuclear fuels. His award-winning research paper, “Update on Ultrasonic Thermometry Development at Idaho National Laboratory” will be presented at the eighth International Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control, and Human Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC and HMIT) in July 2012. “The award I received

was for research I did for my master’s in nuclear engineering on processing the metallic nuclear fuel to improve utilization of uranium and minimize the use of natural resources,” Hoover said, Students play a fundamental role in developing the advanced nuclear technologies that will help sustain and further expand nuclear power in the United States, Hoover said. “I hope to continue research in this area and eventually see closure in the number of fuel cycles in the United States, limiting the waste that needs to be disposed,” Hoover said. The Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research program is designed to award graduate and undergraduate students for innovative fuel cycle relevant research publications. It also demonstrates the Office of Fuel Technologies’ commitment to higher education in fuel-cyclerelevant disciplines and supports the communication among students and DOE representatives.

“My adviser Dr. Supathorn Phongikaroon, informed me of the Fuel Cycle Research award program and encouraged me to submit my work,” Hoover said. The program awarded 24 prizes in 2012 for student publications and presentations relevant to the nuclear fuel cycle. “This award is definitely a great addition to my resume and will help me with employment prospects in the future, this also gives recognition to the work we do at the university in the field of nuclear and chemical engineering,” Hoover said. In addition to cash awards, students will have a variety of other opportunities including the honor of presenting their winning publications during the American Nuclear Society winter meeting and participating in an innovators forum, as well as the DOE Office of Fuel Cycle Technologies annual meeting. Danielle Yantis can be reached at

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — State Farm is pulling its ads from Penn State football broadcasts, while General Motors is reconsidering its sponsorship deal and Wall Street is threatening to downgrade the school’s credit rating, suggesting the price of the sexual abuse scandal could go well beyond the $60 million fine and other penalties imposed by the NCAA. Bloomington, Ill.-based State Farm said it had been reviewing its connection to Penn State since the arrest of retired assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky last November. The insurance company said it will pull ads from broadcasts of Nittany Lions home games but continue to advertise during Penn State’s away contests. “We will not directly support Penn State football this year,” State Farm spokesman Dave Phillips said Tuesday. “We just feel it was the best decision.” State Farm had no immediate information on how much money is at stake. The NCAA imposed unprecedented sanctions against Penn State on Monday, including the fine, a four-year bowl ban and a sharp reduction in the number of football scholarships it may offer. The governing body also erased 14 years of victories, wiping out 111 of coach Joe Paterno’s wins and stripping him of his standing as the most successful coach in the history of big-time college football. NCAA President Mark Emmert said he relied on a

State Farm is out, GM ready to move report by former FBI Director Louis Freeh, who found that Paterno and three top officials concealed child sexual abuse allegations against Sandusky more than a decade ago to protect the school and its powerful football program. With Penn State’s once-sterling reputation in tatters, the university could face an exodus of sponsors unwilling to have their brands linked to scandal, said Kevin Adler, founder of Chicago-based Engage Marketing Inc. Adler said he would advise current sponsors to pull out of their deals with Penn State, adding that most contracts have morality clauses giving advertisers an out. “I think the public perception is pretty clear and definitive at this point. That brand is damaged beyond the point of short-term repair. It is the sponsorship partner’s obligation first and foremost to look after the health of their own brand,” Adler said. “None of the sponsors owe Penn State anything.” So far, though, Penn State appears to be hanging on. GM spokesman Pat Morrissey said the automaker is reviewing its sponsorship but has not made a decision. Morrissey did not immediately return a call about the value of the sponsorship deal. Other sponsors said they plan to stick with Penn State, including Purchase,

N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc., Pittsburgh-based PNC bank and Pennsylvania’s largest health insurer, Highmark Inc. “Highmark’s partnership with Penn State is about health and wellness. We do have a sponsorship with the athletics program. While we routinely evaluate all of our sponsorships, we plan to continue at this time,” spokesman Aaron Billger said. PNC Financial Services Group issued a statement after the July 12 release of the Freeh report that its “ongoing engagement with the university signals our support of the students and traditions of Penn State. ... We believe that the university will learn from this experience and become stronger.” Bank spokesman Fred Solomon said the NCAA sanctions have not changed PNC’s position. Pepsi spokeswoman Gina Anderson said Tuesday the company also stood by its recent statement in response to the Freeh report. “We are deeply disturbed by the findings of the investigation and the conduct of certain individuals at Penn State University, but will continue to honor our longstanding contract as a campus beverage provider,” the statement said. Moody’s Investors Service said Tuesday that it may cut the school’s Aa1 rating. The Freeh report, along with the NCAA sanctions, could hurt enrollment

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CENTENNIAL, Colo. — James Holmes spent a year in a small neuroscience doctoral program, surrounded by scientists and roughly three dozen classmates delving into the inner workings of the brain. The University of Colorado, Denver, isn’t saying if they had any warning signs. Experts say, however, the intimacy of the program and its focus on the brain may not have been enough for staff and students to detect that Holmes was on a course that police say ended with a deadly rampage at a midnight showing of the new Batman movie. Supported by a prestigious federal grant, Holmes, 24, was in the first year of a program at the Anschutz Medical Campus dedicated to neuroscience, studying such topics as how the brain works or malfunctions or helping develop drugs to treat epilepsy and other disorders. But it is not behavioral science or psychology, experts say. David Eagleman, who runs the Initiative on Neuroscience and the Law at Baylor University, said some neuroscientists are experts in mental illnesses and aberrant behavior, but others spend most of their time studying molecular chemistry.

“It’s really only a fraction of professors” who could identify a simmering mental disorder, Eagleman said. “Many people in neuroscience are not specialized in the issue of picking up mental illness ... There are plenty of people who just study mice and cats and stuff like that.” Holmes is accused of methodically stockpiling weapons and explosives at work and at home that police say he used to kill 12 people and wound 58 more at a movie theater Friday in nearby Aurora. Police say he also boobytrapped his apartment with the intent to kill police officers. Holmes’ arraignment hearing is on Monday. Attention continued to focus on victims of the attack and their grieving families, many of whom turned on Tuesday to the grim task of preparing for funerals. Batman star Christian Bale visited survivors of the shooting and stopped by a makeshift memorial to victims near the movie theater where they were shot.Authorities say Holmes began shopping for firearms while studying neuroscience. He joined the program in June 2011 after receiving a National Institutes of Health grant to cover his tuition and provide a $26,000 annual living allowance. The school refuses to say what specifically Holmes studied.

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show the face of the university, Gauss said. The campaign website contains stories, videos and pictures showing how the University of Idaho impacts students and faculty. Gauss said the goal of the videos is to show why it is important for alumni and friends of the university to give back. Visitors to the site can look at current projects, track the campaign’s progression and even look up individual donor names. The university also produced a DVD with some of the highlights. The campaign is expected to run through 2014, the

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“It’s a very complicated process and members of this friendship group and the family want to deal with this tragedy through their religious practices,” Pitman said. “They’re Hindu and they have certain expectations that they want to fulfill.” Pitman said that in situations that take place in remote areas, and are not associated with the university other than by those involved, the university works collaboratively with the agencies involved to deal with the emergency. “In some circumstances like this we don’t have much of a formal role other than providing support to counseling services and support to those who are traumatized by it,” Pitman said. “We have reached out to several of the students who were involved and offered counseling services and we’re very grateful to the staff person who happened to be there and just paid a lot of very important attention to these students.”

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Pitman said there happened to be a University of Idaho staff person camping in the area that was able to provide assistance and advice to the students. “I’m afraid that if she had not have been there we would not have heard about this until several days later,” Pitman said. Shrestha’s brother was one of the survivors of the raft trip. “Soon after the accident and soon after there was confirmation of the drowning his brother booked a flight and flew to Nepal,” Pitman said. “He wanted to tell his family members directly and be with them when they heard the news as opposed to doing it by phone or some other electronic way.” Pitman said there will not be a memorial service held on campus and the biggest concern for the family is the transport of Shrestha’s body to Nepal.

Sesitshaya Marimba will play August 3 starting at 3:35p.m. in Ghormley Park as part of Zimfest. The group of 8 Moscow momen formed in 2003 around Tendekai Kuture, a Zimbabwean musician who came to the University of Idaho to pursue a graduate degree in music..

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Zimfest will also offer myriad workshops for novice through advanced skill levels in everything from mbira (a traditional Zimbabwean instrument) to dance, drums, language and cultural studies. Evans and Donohoe are both members of two distinct marimba bands playing at the festival — Sesitshaya Marimba Ensemble and Chiroto Marimba Ensemble — and have each participated in previous workshops. Though Evans had already been involved with Sesitshaya, her first year at the festival in 2007 was “a real eye opener” and her first experience with

marimba lessons, she said. “Whenever I go, I always learn something new that I can steal and put into my own repertoire,” Evans said. “It’s a learning experience for everyone.” Donohoe said age isn’t an issue and while some folks have more aptitude than others, everyone can have fun. “This is elemental music that is available to everybody,” Donohoe said. “If you have any ounce of music in your body you are, on some level, going to be able to perform (it) to your satisfaction.” Donohoe said being physically active and performing music at the same time is a “wonderful, enlivening experience” for her, and the concerts create music with the audience as much as the musicians. She said this reciprocal atmosphere is “absolutely electric.” There’s much joy in the

music, she said, and it’s made a special impact on national and community levels. “Anybody who gets exposed to it kind of wakes up and they start to feel music in their body maybe in a new way,” she said. Donohoe said this music has helped the Zimbabwean people remain strong through adversity, and their peacefulness has in turn influenced their music and culture. “They find ways to carry on in hardship, and the music is of fundamental importance to that,” she said. While the inland location of Zimfest may require some to travel long distances, Donohoe said the reward is worthwhile. No single community can provide the breadth of talent or variety of music and skills gathered at Zimfest, she said. Evans said the evening

concerts will showcase some artists who don’t follow such festivals. She said a successful 2012 Zimfest could open doors further inland, such as Montana and Utah, and in cities like Spokane, Coeur d’Alene and Boise. Whatever the festival’s future, she said she hopes people simply have a great time at this one. “The main thing we want…is to have a good quality festival with people who will learn something and go home with good memories, and also that the local people will enjoy (it) and feel that it was very well worth their time,” she said. Early registration closes this Thursday but can be purchased at the door. Information can be found on workshops and availability, concert schedules and more at the Zimfest website. Matt Maw can be reached at






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meeting she had with an adviser at the beginning of her sophomore year. “We just talked about what I needed to get done in order to apply to medical school … and I remember walking out and just wanting to cry because I was so overwhelmed by it, but it really helped me out because it was sort of like a checklist,” Greene said. Greene earned a bachelor’s degree in microbiology with a minor in chemistry, and will attend medical school through the WAMMI program at the University of Washington in the fall.

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Davis said she entered college knowing what she wanted to study, but wishes she’d taken more time to learn more about her major first. “I feel like I had this whole attitude like I came in knowing everything — knowing everything to the extent that I knew what I wanted to do, I knew where I was going — which is very rare,” she said. “I almost wish I had been encouraged not to be so decisive with my major. I’m happy with it but there’s a few things within it that I’ve switched around like emphasis.” Jordan Hensley, a 2011 UI graduate, didn’t know what he wanted to study and ended up changing his major after only one semester. “I really love musical theater, it’s something that I’ve been doing for a long time. I also really love politics, so I kind of waffled for a little bit and didn’t really know what I wanted to do.” Hensley said. During the 2008 presidential election Hensley was involved in a musical theater production and found himself uninvolved in politics in the midst of political change. “I decided politics were more interesting,” Hensley said. “You’ve got to follow your in-

terests and take a lot of different classes.” Hensley suggests freshman students should take general 200 or 300-level classes in random topics that interest them. “Usually it’ll count as a humanities credit or you’ll just learn something and you’ll be a better person, and hopefully that’s the purpose of getting a college education,” he said. “Follow what you’re passionate about.” Greene said she spent her freshman year knowing that she wanted to pursue science, but didn’t know where she’d end up. “My freshman year I wasn’t really sure I wanted to go to medical school, I just wanted to focus on college and that sort of thing,” Greene said. Greene said a microbiology degree is difficult to earn but she would recommend it to anyone interested in the sciences. “The process to go to medical school is really daunting and long and I wanted to make sure that’s what I wanted to do before I committed to that,” Greene said. “So what I did was get involved in undergrad research, which is another thing that I would recommend to anyone in a science major. Get involved in undergrad research and the earlier the better because that really tells you if you like it or if you hate it.” Greene said her experience in undergraduate research taught her that although she didn’t enjoy the lab work, she loved the science behind it. “I felt like I went to work and I sat behind my bench and I didn’t really talk to anyone all day and it just really wasn’t for me,” Greene said. “It’s a good thing to do early so then you know (if you like it.)” Greene said the experience taught her that research wasn’t what she wanted to spend her life doing and influenced her decision to commit to pre-med and at the beginning of her sophomore year she met with an adviser to make sure she was on the right track.

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Hensley graduated in May 2011 after only three years in school and is now a campaign manager for several local politicians. “For me it worked out well financially, I was able to get through … without having to take out any loans so for me it made sense. But if you can stay for four years I would recommend it … because you do a lot of growing up, a lot of changing, just being on your own and in a different environment even more than the academic side of it,” Hensley said. Hensley said most people he knows that struggle in school and end up leaving for one reason or another are afraid to get involved. “It’s because they didn’t really feel like they fit in. But that’s because they didn’t really make an effort to go and try to be part of a group, and I feel like that’s really helpful,” Hensley said. Greene said graduating from UI instead of a more prestigious university didn’t hinder her ability to get into medical school. “My med school application process … I was really nervous just because when you apply to these schools you’re up against people that went to Harvard and Stanford and all of these highbrow schools,” Greene said. “It went really well for me, I interviewed at four schools and got into all four. I didn’t feel like coming from UI was at all a hindrance for me even though it’s kind of a small state school.”

Get involved early

Amy Jacobsen, UI senior who will graduate in May with a degree in business-human resources and management, said she wishes she had been willing to get involved in university groups sooner. “I was kind of held back by thinking I couldn’t do it, but taking those steps and trying is a good way to learn a lot about yourself,” Jacobsen said. “Freshman year I wasn’t that interested in doing other things. I was in Kappa Kappa Gamma and I loved that, but I wasn’t really in a lot of other things.”

Davis and Jacobsen both spent their sophomore years getting involved in groups such as the Student Alumni Relations Board, ASUI and VandalSolutions, and said their involvement really added to their experience at UI. “When I came home for my first Christmas break I had so many friends who were depressed and they missed home and they hadn’t made any good friends yet, and I came home and I was missing Moscow,” Davis said. “I wanted to be with all of my new friends and I was having so much fun up here. I was so happy and content with my decision. After that Christmas break I was convinced that I made the right choice (to attend UI).”

Find balance

Davis said she came to college expecting parties, drunken people and fun at football games, but she also knew that students came to UI for higher education. “I came in with a sense of knowing that people were coming here for school and so that’s been really comforting for me, that everyone studies really hard but then people do know how to have fun,” Davis said. “I feel like everyone that attends the University of Idaho comes here for their education but also takes all the opportunities to have the best experience that they can whatever that means for them” Although Hensley graduated in only three years, he still found a way to balance his studies with his social life and even became involved in a band. “I think finding that balance between working hard and striving to do well academically, and also taking time for myself and enjoying the fact that these are the years you have fewer responsibilities outside of your academic world are important,” Hensley said. Greene, a member of Delta Gamma sorority, said her living arrangement helped keep her life balanced. “I wanted to go to medical school and so I was really in-

volved and really busy … but I didn’t just go home to my apartment and be a little study rat,” Greene said. “I would go home and there would be people around doing things … it’s easy to get so caught up in your studies and so caught up in all your clubs or your research and stuff and it just kept me grounded.” Although grades are important, Davis said they shouldn’t be a student’s only focus. “We should get good grades because the degrees we’ll receive are very important but we should also be focusing on these great relationships that we can build.”

Take a chance

Davis didn’t know anyone when she joined Delta Gamma sorority, but she said the experience has earned her some lifelong friends. “If you’re living in the dorms or if you’re living in a Greek house and someone invites you to go rock climbing or go see a movie or just walk around campus … go along and see what it’s like,” Davis said. Hensley said college is different than high school because there are more options available and new things to try. “Just be yourself. The thing that’s cool about college is it’s a chance to reinvent yourself or maybe get away from the things that maybe defined you in high school,” Hensley said. “I feel like college is a good place to be authentic. High school sometimes is defined by cliques or different groups of people or who you’re associated with and college, at least for me, seemed a lot more individualistic and I didn’t feel the need to conform as much.” Jacobsen said she is still experiencing new things even as she enters her senior year, but she wouldn’t change anything about her experience so far. “Really enjoy your freshman year because it does seem really crazy, but it is one of the best years of your life,” Jacobsen said. Kaitlyn Krasselt can be reached at


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This everyday focus helps prevent distraction and student projects are better overall, he said, and the various teams sometimes study together and create a peer-support network. One of the only downsides to the program, he said, is the lack of time to meet with professors. “(Everybody) knows everybody,” Metlen said. “That doesn’t hold true in the (standard) semester.” Schumacher said the groups allow people to help each other with difficult problems and provide realworld skills and team experience. He said he’s also better prepared for the school year. “It’s not like you’re stuck by yourself doing stuff,” he

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“She’s one of those people who believed so strongly — had such strong convictions in the rights of women to have equal access and equal opportunities,” Salsbury said. “She dedicated her whole life to it.” Women’s Center Director Heather Gasser said the opportunity to share Steinem’s beliefs will be a highlight of the anniversary events. “I’m really excited for the opportunity to share with the university and community the work of this amazing person,” Gasser said. “This is a once-in-alifetime opportunity.” To raise funds for the center and the anniversary events, a fundraising luncheon with Steinem as a distinguished guest will be held Oct. 5th from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the 1912 Center in Moscow. Nectar will cater the luncheon and Camas Prairie Winery will provide wine. Gasser said the Women’s Center currently has many goals to accomplish through-

said. “I’ll be able to apply what I learned here next school year, as far as time management and group work.” The benefits extend to the networking potential of the college itself. Scott said alumni keep them updated on employment positions and tend to hire graduates from the college. Sanjay Sisodiya, assistant professor of marketing, said the summer IBC program also gives students options and allows for missteps. It could enable students to pursue study abroad, for instance, and maintain standard progress toward their majors. While students need junior standing to take IBC courses, Metlen said advanced planning will benefit freshmen as they progress through the business curriculum. Courses that develop skills in critical

thinking, supporting written arguments, problem solving, algebra, statistics and calculus are foundational. He said the summer session has helped address deficiencies in these skills for some students. “(Because) of the teamwork, I think there are people who are weak in these areas who are actually starting to understand them faster and better than (they might) in the regular year.” Sisodiya said IBC is about more than meeting minimum requirements. The summer session is suited for students with a drive to learn, and he said the summer faculty is committed to helping them do so. “Where do you see yourself having weakness, where do you think you can excel?” he said. “Keep working at it.” Matt Maw can be reached at

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out the celebration of the anniversary. She said they also want to educate students on the work that went into creating the Women’s Center. “I think the biggest goal is to do this celebration justice,” Gasser said. “We really want to honor the history that resulted in the foundation of the Women’s Center.” Not all universities have the resources associated with the Women’s Center. According to Gasser, some centers across the country are being forced to close their doors due to lack of funding. “We are (also) really celebrating that the University of Idaho embraces the work we do and supports the Women’s Center — we have that support from the highest levels,” Gasser said. Psychology professor and psychology department board chair Dr. Traci Craig will emcee the “F-Word LIVE!” poetry slam. The slam will be

held at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre. Craig has had the opportunity to perform poetry in New York, and has also won second place in a Washington State University slam poetry competition. “It’s different to hear your peers have that stance versus whatever the stereotype of what a feminist is,” Craig said. “It opens peoples’ eyes.” Craig said she hopes to have enough poets and presenters to fill a two or three hour time frame. “Hopefully this year people will get really excited and involved and find things that really resonate with them,” Craig said. “Hopefully they’ll attend in future years, not just when it’s the 40th anniversary.” Chloe Rambo can be reached at



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Football - Kibbie Dome

The Kibbie-ASUI Activity Center, more commonly known as the Kibbie Dome, has been home to Vandal football since 1975, aside from a few years that the team called Pullman’s Martin Stadium home during the transition to the FBS. The Dome replaced Neale Stadium, which was partially burned down in 1969. Located on the southwest part of campus, it is a short walk from primary residence halls, the Idaho Commons and the library. Student seating reserves the entire north end of the stadium. Volleyball (and occasionally men’s and women’s basketball)

Memorial Gym

Memorial Gym is one of the oldest and most esteemed buildings on campus and registered under the United States National Register of Historic Places. Looking more like a cathedral than a gym, it was constructed in 1928 to honor Idahoans who died in World War I. “Mem Gym” as it’s affectionately called, creates an intimate environment for teams that call the building home upper tier seats hover above the court and lower bleachers snug up to the edge. It is located directly across from the Idaho Commons and the library.

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Cowan Spectrum (at the Kibbie Dome)

When football season ends, the turf is rolled up, stored, and the Kibbie Dome is transformed into a multi-sport facility, which includes the curtained-off Cowan Spectrum court against the north stands. It provides a capacity of 6,000 with students getting priority seats closest to the court and behind both baskets. The Spectrum is one of the smallest arenas in the conference and has suffered low attendance lately, but the small size is conducive to great sight lines no matter the seat and when packed can be a hostile environment to opponents.

Soccer – Guy Wicks Field

Located on the northwest corner of campus along Paradise Path, Guy Wicks Field has been home to the women’s soccer program since 1998. Seating is on the south side of the field, but many also choose to bring lawn chairs or lay or stand along the grass sideline. Matches are free to all, and fans are as close to the action as they can get. Swim and Dive – UI Swim Center Originally constructed in the early 1970s, the Swim Center underwent upgrades when the swim and dive program was reinstated in 2004. The facility is adjacent to Memorial Gym and a short walk from campus hubs such as the Idaho Commons and student SEE Watch, PAGE b5

Aug. 30 Vs. Eastern Washington

grams will be without a conference home next season. Idaho should probably win this game.

Oct. 13

Sure, the Eagles are an FCS program that missed the playoffs last year. Sure, the Eagles lost award-winning Sean Kramer quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell. But Argonaut ask the Washington Huskies how scary it was when they took EWU lightly. UW barely came out of a 30-27 affair with their in-state rivals.

Texas State (San Marcos, Texas)

Sep. 8

Oct. 20

Bowling Green (Bowling Green, Ohio)

If you include the Humanitarian Bowl, this is the rubber match of the mini-rivalry between the two programs. Last year the Falcons burned Idaho repeatedly with the deep ball. Can the defense hold serve this time around?

It will be the Bobcat’s first full season at the FBS level, so it’s hard to predict what the team will look like now. Although we should have a good idea by the time this game kicks off. It’ll probably be Idaho’s most winnable road game.

La. Tech (Ruston, La.)

Without a doubt, Sonny Dykes and his Bulldogs are the favorite to win the WAC in dominating fashion. The Bulldogs will score points in bunches, Idaho will need to keep up to even have a shot at the upset.

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LSU(Baton Rouge, La.)

Vs. San Jose State

They call it “Death Valley” for a reason. The ultimate hope here is that Idaho can get out of town without any casualties.

Sep. 22 Vs. Wyoming

Don’t let these Cowboys fool you, this is a very solid Mountain West program under Dave Christiansen. In fact, it’d be surprising if the Vandals were favored in this one.

Sep. 29 North Carolina (Chapel Hill, N.C.)

The Vandals were able to go into ACC country last year and nearly pull the upset. Not out of the realm of possibility against a mediocre at best Tar Heel team either, under first-year head coach Larry Fedora.

Oct. 6 Vs. New Mexico State

Homecoming weekend will be a very special occasion for Idaho, as it hosts the Aggies in what should be dubbed “The Orphan Bowl.” Both pro-

The Spartans were the only FBS team that Idaho beat last year, having to do so in come from behind fashion in San Jose last year. This year, the Vandals get the Spartans at home during Dad’s Weekend, and have a great shot at giving Vandal dads a victory.

Nov. 10 BYU (Provo, Utah)

The Cougars are paying Idaho $0.5 million to visit Provo and presumably get drubbed. Last year’s game wasn’t pretty, with Idaho’s only fireworks coming from an 82-yard touchdown run from Princeton McCarty. This year’s game doesn’t figure to be much different.

Nov. 17 Vs. Texas-San Antonio

The Roadrunners are not only in their first year as an FBS program, but only their second year of existence period. Texas-San Antonio will be a little more optimistic as the man SEE some, PAGE b5


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Take a break, take a swing, hit the green

You paid for it Mandatory student fees mean students attend athletic events for free

University of Idaho offers an 18-hole PGA certified golf course on campus with discounts for students and classes for beginners

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With more opportunities and more things to do, students are busier than ever before. Matt Kleffner, UI senior associate athletic director said he believes this is the reason students choose not to attend athletic events on campus. “I think todays students just have so many different things and so many options that are pulling them in different directions from watching games on TV to their Xbox to studying…who knows what else,” Kleffner said. “There are just so many more options available to them…it’s just competing interests.” ASUI athletics board chair Grady Hempworth held a focus group at the end of the spring 2012 semester to find out why students didn’t attend games. “Students had a lot of reasons for not coming such as difficulty getting to the games - lack of parking, or just disinterest in sports in general,” Hempworth said. Hempworth has been working on several projects to help improve student attendance at events in the coming year, including moving the tailgating area for football games closer to the dome and working with the Vandalizers to support more than just basketball games. “Vandalizers is the student spirit organization on campus whose main goal is to be great fans at athletic events,” Hempworth said. “They were started a number of years ago to get students organized for cheering at basketball games.” Hempworth said ASUI is working with the Vandalizers to expand to Football games in addition to basketball games with the ultimate goal to support all sports. He said all students are encouraged to get involved and there is a small membership fee of about $20. “You get an official Vandalizers t-shirt, reserved seating at games, advanced tickets for post-season games and food and other prizes at games as well. You get way more than $20 worth and it’s awesome to be a part of,” Hempworth said. Hempworth and Kleffner said students are what create the environment at athletic events. “We reserve a bigger percentage of our stadium for students than about anyone in the country,” Kleffner said. “We really want our students to be there. We don’t get any revenue from them per game whether they show up or don’t show up but we really want them to be there because they really add to the environment that is part of college football.” Students pay $254.04 of their dedicated student activity fee to UI intercollegiate athletics every year. This money helps fund athletic events and other costs associated with the athletic department. In addition it provides students free admission to all athletic events. “I don’t think that a lot of students understand that part of their student fees goes towards their attendance at games. That’s another reason to go, so they can get their money’s worth,” Hempworth said. Hempworth said he hopes the potential end of the WAC conference might encourage students to attend games and show more support in order to make the program more attractive. Kaitlyn Krasselt can be reached at

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Only two percent of universities in the United States have a golf course and the University of Idaho is proud to be in that select group. Most universities, including Idaho, offer a football stadium, a rec center and several other sports facilities, But UI is one of the few that also offers an 18-hole PGA Certified golf course. Since it is owned by the university, students are given discounted prices which make this course rather affordable as well. Students can golf nine holes for $12 or 18 holes for $17. Cart rentals are only $9 a seat for 9 holes and $13 a seat for 18. Tee times aren’t hard to come by, especially if you call ahead of time. Students also have the option to take the golf physical education course, which carries a $250 class fee and provides you two to four hours a week of instruction from advanced golfers, in addition to unlimited free golf for nine weeks. Students can purchase a semester pass for 220 without the class but it is only good for weekdays. Doug Tyler, course professional and director of golf at UI, suggests the course and said participation is on the rise. The number of classes offered recently jumped from two to four. “Three or four years ago it was more just juniors and seniors that took the course, but lately it’s been freshmen and sophomores too,” Tyler said. “This is the place to be if you have never hit a golf ball, and if you are a pretty good stick, then we can help you get even better.” Tyler has been in

Moscow since 2000 and said the course is somewhat challenging because it presents a variety of shots. “You always have to be creative and use your imagination here to shape shots and deal with different contours and things like that,” Tyler said. Assistant Golf Professional John McAleer grew up playing the course and has worked there for four years. He said the course is in great condition considering the area, and he agrees with Tyler that it’s challenging. “There’s not a lot of flat — it’s pretty hilly out there — so it’s tough to get a flat lie, which makes it a tougher course,” McAleer said. “And we’re up on top of the hill so this is probably the windiest place in town, especially in the spring.” Course regular Doug Johnson said he plays there every day when he is in town. “I would say this is one of my favorite courses to play on and I play quite a few courses. It’s windy but I play courses that are way worse,” Johnson said. The golf course is undergoing renovations intended to make it more user-friendly. A fourth tee on each hole will make the course more suitable for players ranging from beginner to advanced. The fourth tee will shorten the play from the forward tees by 600 yards. “Helps us move some of the people forward that don’t want to be caught playing off the ladies tee but they will play from them as long as there is something in front of it,” Tyler said. New York Johnny’s has moved into the old Bogey’s location with an expanded menu that includes hamburgers every day and a meatball sandwich called

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One of the 18 holes that the UI Golf course has to offer. the “Gumba” on Wednesdays. The restaurant is open every day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and for breakfast at 7 a.m. on the weekends to serve breakfast burritos. Regardless of which tee you play from, there are a few things Tyler said all golfers should remember about this course: wear a collared shirt or at least one with sleeves, leave

metal spikes at home, take good care of the course, and practice good golf etiquette. “The main thing is to have fun but don’t get too boisterous and disturb the other players and just maintain a good pace of play, and then everybody’s happy,” Tyler said. Charles Crowley can be reached at

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Still open to the ‘freshman 15’ Even on experienced Vandal soccer team, freshman will get to push for minutes Sean Kramer Argonaut

Any soccer team would consider the return of a core group of starters “a luxury.” But Idaho coach Pete Showler is in an enviable situation in which he returns every single starter from last year’s team that made its deepest conference tournament run in program history. On top of that, the program signed a considerable freshman class, consisting of six athletes. Conventional wisdom assumes redshirts would be used, considering Idaho will be graduating 10 seniors at the end of the year. But that’s not Showler’s style. “Unless there is an injury we won’t be redshirting players,” he said. “It’s not my ethos, it’s not my way of doing things. I want everybody to come in and compete and that’s the only way we’re going to get better. We see this as a great situation.” On paper it seems that the Vandals have the starting XI set heading in to the fall. Showler doesn’t see it that way. “We have no idea, injury wise, fitness wise, health wise how the summer has been for a lot of these girls. So it’s an open book, the challenge is there, step up and prove yourself and the spot is yours,” he said. It would still be unlikely to see a substantial shake-up from how the Vandals lined up during the spring season. The playing time that will be available for freshmen will likely be minutes off the bench. Idaho’s back

line is fairly entrenched with returning captain Lauren Layton and the returning center back duo of senior Christine Leathem and sophomore Chelsie Breen. Competition should be available in the midfield, however it is unclear whether or not the Vandals will continue the 3-3-4 formation the team used during spring competition. The players up front include right wing Jill Flockhart, who will most likely play behind isolated forward Chelsea Small. Converted defender Erica Hart took the left wing spot in the spring, but it’s unclear if she will hold onto it heading into the fall. One thing seems to be sure though: that coach Showler won’t have a shortage of options. “It’s unusual (having this many veterans) but it gives you a sense of where this program is at. Girls who have helped turn this program around, been instrumental in setting new standards,” Showler said. “They’re excited about being pushed, they will be nervous. But the freshman will be more nervous.” That ability to compete was a big reason one freshman, Reagan Quigley, chose Idaho. “What the girls say is that Pete is really fair in giving girls a chance to play and I’m excited about that,” she said. “Obviously I am not expecting anything but I’m really interested in the difference between club to college and where my hard work can get me.” Quigley, a forward from

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Megan Lopez gets ready to recover a pass as defender Emily Ngan run up to play defense during practice Thursday afternoon on the University of Idaho Sprint Turf. The Vandals will travel to Boise Idaho to play Boise State on Saturday. the greater Seattle area, had connections to Idaho with one of her assistant coaches, and an affinity for the small town atmosphere that Moscow presents. “When people ask me why I chose Idaho I tell them the nature of the team. They’re so hard working and modest. You kind of put your head down and work. You’re not some flashy

team from a big city. That’s really what I like,” she said. Most would say that Showler’s 2012 squad will flourish because of its experience. However, it could also receive a major boost if the team’s underclassmen continue to produce. Sean Kramer can be reached at

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Olympic sports you shouldn’t watch ... ever Olympic fever has NBA style, and won’t spread from the United familiarize with the playStates to Equatorial ing style of other nations. Guinea, from Great BritBigs that sit around the ain to Bahrain. Athletes perimeter? Certainly a from 204 nations will “foreign” concept. prove medalRace hungry in 36 Walking different sports, and for 17 days (Track the world will and Field) be captured by Possibly the the unity and most awkward togetherness the sport known Summer Games to man, race Theo Lawson create once evwalking has Argonaut ery four years. appeared in As enticevery Olympic Games ing and addicting as the since 1904, and I’m sure Olympics can get, a few I’m not the only one still events are less worthy of wondering why. If you’ve space on your DVR. never had the opportunity Men’s soccer to watch Olympic race walking, you should be The Olympics, which grateful. Picture a cluster strive to collect the of athletes speed walking world’s premier athletes amongst each other for 50 in just about every sport, kilometers. The majority fall short when it comes of finishers complete the to men’s soccer. In 1992, course in more than four the Olympic committee hours and the Olympic reimplemented a rule statcord was set in 2008 when ing that nations will only Alex Schwazer of Italy be allowed three players finished in 3:37.09. older than 23 years of The most confusing age. As a result, most aspect of the sport is teams are hesitant when assembling their Olympic how officials distinguish squad and think twice be- between speed walking fore sending three of their and light jogging. It’s not uncommon for some of best players to a tournathese athletes to break into ment that means virtually what seems to be a light nothing to international jog. Either way, it’s four soccer as a whole. hours that are not worth Americans who force your time. Olympic track themselves to watch socand field offers so much cer once every two years more to fans, seemingly during the World Cup too much at times, so tune and Summer Olympics shouldn’t fret because the into the 100-meter dash or decathlon instead. Yanks didn’t qualify this time around. For those Handball itching to watch the beauUnfamiliar with tiful game, check out the handball? Don’t worry, women’s squad, which the majority of Americans will undoubtedly be the gold medal favorites. And are. Why? Because handball is to the United States if you insist on scouting as American football is to the globe’s youth male India. hopefuls, I recommend Type American handthe Argentinian team. ball into Wikipedia and Basketball the search engine will direct you to a rare form While Olympic socof the game featured in cer fails to showcase the the Olympics. Furtherworld’s most competitive more, it is one of the few players, the U.S. men’s sports that the U.S. will and women’s basketball not compete in this sumteams have consistently mer. In fact, nine of the proven they are far too 12 men’s team handball competitive for the rest participants are European, of the world. The NBA with the exception of and WNBA All-Star Argentina, South Korea games are annual events and Tunisia. The last time but when Kevin Durant, Candace Parker and Kobe Americans qualified for team handball at the sumBryant put on the red, mer games was in 1996, white and blue, the ensuwhen they finished ninth ing events are nothing short of an All-Star game. with a 1-4 overall record. Should I even mention If you enjoy watching the fact that we qualified the NBA’s best lob alleyonly because we were oops to one another en the hosts? If you happen route to 50-point blowouts against countries that to be an avid American handball fan, surely the are lucky if they can field a few NBA bench players, Olympics will provide the best opportunity to watch Olympic basketball may the sport played at its be for you. If not, I can highest level. Since most save you the trouble and guarantee that both men’s Americans aren’t, learning the rules and acquiring and women’s teams will a passion for a sport the strike gold. In addition, most fans are accustomed to the SEE Olympic, PAGE B5

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Cowan, Marboe find spots on pre-season watch lists Vandal football players get ready for game time Sean Kramer Argonaut

Two bright spot areas for the Idaho football team just got a little brighter. Ahead of fall camp, center Mike Marboe and punter Bobby Cowan were thrown in the spotlight earlier this month when both were named to pre-season watch lists for their respective positions. Marboe, a redshirt sophomore, was named to the Rimington Trophy watch list, which honors the nation’s top center. Marboe helped bolster an offensive line that struggled often last season, starting every game as a freshman and emerging as one of the line’s leaders in 2012. “I was really excited about (being named),” Marboe said. “It’s all just potential you know, I don’t want to blow it up too much but hopefully I will end up on the list at the end of year.” The line will need to replace starters Tyrone Novikoff and Matt Cleveland, with continuity being the main concern going into fall camp. “We need to work on being


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on the same page with each other. A lot of that will come with experience,” Marboe said. “I have a little bit of experience, so I put a little bit more leadership role on myself. I have to be

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able to indentify things.” The offensive line has been holding private workouts, trying to get a head start on building the necessary chemistry before the start of fall camp. “(Senior A.J. Jones) and I are really going to have to step up and take the initiative, we don’t have a ton of seniors this year,” Marboe said. When the offense staggers,


back and score.” the Vandals will call upon Ray One of last year’s Ray Guy Guy Award Watch List nominee Award semi-finalists, Cowan Bobby Cowan to put the despecializes in long distance fense in a favorable position. punting, hitting at least one Cowan did so a career-high 50-yard punt in all but one game 88 times last season, averaging last season, with 46.4 yards-per-punt a 60 or more yard and accounting for punt in four games. over 4,000 total This year he punting yards. wants to improve Cowan hit the on his precision field just more than seven times per punting. “The biggest game last year, a thing I’ve worked staggeringly high on this off-season is average for any Bobby Cowan my pooch punting, punter, which also points to how much landing the ball inside the 20-yard line,” he said. Idaho struggled offensively. “That was one of my weakDespite being one of the nation’s top punters, Cowan would nesses last year.” Cowan and Marboe will get prefer to spend less time on the their potential award winning field. campaigns started when Idaho “I want to stand on the sideline and have the best seat in the hosts Eastern Washington on Aug. 30. house is what I prefer,” Cowan said. “When I am on the field Sean Kramer can be I want to give the opposing ofreached at fense the longest field possible, so our offense can get the ball



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pulling the strings is former Miami National Champion, Larry Coker. Still, these Roadrunners are a work in progress. The Vandals should be able to send their seniors out with a win in the home finale.

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Last ‘hurrah’ for legend Daughter of former vandal presses Hall of Fame bid Argonaut

As Vandal athletics begin fall practices, a Vandal legend — and the daughter fighting for him — will learn if he has a shot at football’s highest honor. Alicia Kramer, daughter of former No. 64 Jerry Kramer, spearheads the effort to get him on the “Some part of it, 2013 ballot for the ProJerry Kramer he doesn’t seem surfessional Football Hall prised,” she said. “If of Fame. She is joined by you talk to him, he’ll the University of Idaho, Boise State and Boise’s Galla- talk to you about it. He feels he tin Public Affairs group in these should be in there, and if not he doesn’t understand why. He’s just efforts. “Dad loves that school, went to more concerned about us not being that school, supports that school,” upset.” If nominated, this will be the Alicia Kramer said. “It’s really brought this campaign up a few 11th attempt to send Jerry Kramer’s legacy to Canton, Ohio. notches.” Alicia Kramer listed her father’s The former Vandal and Green Bay Packers offensive guard is an position as one of too many Lomimpressive one. He spent his entire bardi era Packers in the Hall of 11-year playing career with the Fame and jealousy of his success-

The Vandals dropped a double-overtime heartbreaker to the Aggies last season in the Kibbie Dome. Now the Aggies are breaking our hearts again by leaving the conference altogether. Can the Vandals hand the Aggies a loss as a parting gift? The road upset could be the difference between the Vandals bowling, or staying home for the third consecutive winter. Sean Kramer can be reached at arg-sports@

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U.S. doesn’t take seriously seems wasteful. Let’s not forget that the Summer Olympic aren’t an annual event. It would be a shame to skip out on the spectacles that are Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt because we decided to watch Schwazer try and break his own world record. For Olympic fanatics who demand on taking in all 26 sports offered, go with basketball and soccer before handball and race walking.

ful book, “Instant Replay,” rank among reasons for Jerry Kramer’s continued exclusion. A new generation of voters doesn’t do Jerry Kramer many favors either. “Voters have changed, some have gone on and done other stuff, some have passed away,” she said. “Through social media I’ve been able to talk to some of the voters and some of them have never seen him, heard of him or seen his portfolio in front of them before. What they have stressed to me is that they need to hear from my dad’s opponents — from Frank Gifford, Roger Staubach — players he played against.” And sure enough, both Staubach and Gifford have written to voters in support of Jerry Kramer’s last hurrah bid. After 10 previous shut outs, Alicia Kramer said she had to promise her father that this will be the last time. Even a feeling of injustice in the Kramer household, would be accompanied by a feeling

of peace. “He always kept a really good attitude about it,” Alicia Kramer said. “It wasn’t really about him at that time. He kind of just looked out after everybody else’s feelings.” Nominations will be announced in a month, and the campaign is in full force. The website aims to involve the general football fan population. And UI now plays its own role in the campaign. “It really meant a lot that (the University of Idaho) jumped on board,” Alicia said. “My focus was in Green Bay and Wisconsin, but to have the university and home state behind it, it really took off.” In addition to its public endorsement, the Idaho athletic department plans to debut a Jerry Kramer bobble head for season ticket holders during one of its home football games this fall. Sean Kramer can be reached at

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Packers, earning three Pro Bowl selections, five All-Pro selections, appearing in Green Bay’s two firstever Super Bowls and was named to the NFL’s 50th Anniversary Team. But Kramer remains the only member of that anniversary team excluded from the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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SEATTLE (AP) — Carrying one of the worst batting averages in baseball, particularly at their home ballpark, the Seattle Mariners traded the best hitter in franchise history. Ichiro Suzuki switched teams at Safeco Field after a momentous trade and singled his first time up with the New York Yankees during their 4-1 victory over the Mariners on Monday night. “It was obviously different with Ichi being on the other side,” Seattle manager Eric Wedge said. “I think everyone felt that way, but that’s baseball. What’s done is done and from our standpoint we were out there trying to win a ballgame.” In a surprising deal about 3½ hours before the game, Seattle sent Suzuki to the Yankees for a pair of young pitchers. After leaving the only major league team he’d ever played for, the 10-time All-Star held an emotional news conference and then joined his new teammates in the other clubhouse. Just like that, Suzuki went from last place in the AL West to first in the AL East. And he helped New

York beat his former club by going 1 for 4 with his 16th stolen base. “Obviously, it looks different being over here,” Suzuki said through a translator. “I was worried about my first at-bat. I was really relieved with the standing ovation. It was a special day today.” Sayonara, Seattle. Hello, Yankees. The crowd of 29,911 gave Suzuki a 45-second standing ovation when he came to bat for the first time in the third inning. He doffed his helmet and bowed twice to the fans before hitting a single and stealing second base. “My 11½ years here is a long time and I was thinking what I would feel like in my first at-bat,” Suzuki said. “I really didn’t think anything. Nothing came to me. It was just a wonderful day to experience that.” It was a lack of offense that again held back the Mariners, who managed only three hits. They are batting just .230 overall and .194 in 45 games at Safeco Field. After the game, the Mariners made another move in an effort to shake up the lineup. They sent slumping first baseman Justin

Smoak to Triple-A Tacoma and will bring up outfielder-designated hitter Mike Carp. Smoak, acquired two years ago in a trade deadline deal with Texas, was hitting .189. “This is for him,” Wedge said. “This is what we feel is the right thing to do for him right now to give him a break, get him in a different environment without the pressure of being in the big leagues.” Smoak went hitless in three at-bats and was riding an 0-for-19 streak. “I think everybody has seen what’s going on. It’s one of those things, go down there, get work in and get back to where I was a couple months ago,” he said. Hiroki Kuroda (10-7) allowed three hits over seven sharp innings to help the Yankees bounce back from a four-game sweep in Oakland. The right-hander struck out nine and walked one. Alex Rodriguez hit his 15th home run this season — the 644th of his career and 299th as a Yankee — in the eighth. He also had a double in the fourth and scored twice. It was his 40th homer at Safeco Field but first since Aug. 22,

2006. Mark Teixeira had three hits, including a pair of doubles, and an RBI. David Robertson worked a hitless eighth and Rafael Soriano pitched the ninth for his 25th save in 27 chances. Fittingly, Suzuki caught the final out in right field. Kevin Millwood (3-8) went seven innings, allowing nine hits and three runs. Suzuki showed up in Seattle’s clubhouse in the early afternoon wearing a fine suit with thin pinstripes. By the end of the day, he had a different sort of pinstripes on his mind. “I am going from a team with the most losses to a team with the most wins,” he said. “It’s hard to contain my excitement for that reason.” The Yankees also got cash in the deal that sent 25-year-old righties D.J. Mitchell and Danny Farquhar to the Mariners. Suzuki, in the final year of his contract, started in right field in place of injured Nick Swisher and batted eighth. It was the first time the 2001 AL MVP and Rookie of the Year started a game batting anywhere other

than the top three spots in the lineup. “Several weeks ago, Ichiro Suzuki, through his longtime agent, Tony Attanasio, approached (team president) Chuck Armstrong and me to ask that the Mariners consider trading him,” said Howard Lincoln, the team’s CEO. “Ichiro knows that the club is building for the future, and he felt that what was best for the team was to be traded to another club and give our younger players an opportunity to develop.” The Yankees made the deal a few days after learning that speedy outfielder Brett Gardner would likely miss the rest of the season because of an elbow problem, and manager Joe Girardi said Suzuki will mostly play left field. Suzuki hit .272 last season and was at .261 this year — 62 points below his career average — before the trade. When he trotted out to right field in the first, fans stood and applauded. He tipped his hat and waved it in a half-circle. “It was nice to see the fans give him that type of recognition and respect with an ovation like they did,” Wedge said.

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Welcome to the family University of Idaho campus community offers home away from home Change can disrupt the comfort of our everyday lives, but it can also add an extra dimension of the world we never knew existed. The transition from high school to college is a change that will ultimately redefine who you are. You will meet people from different places with different values who will challenge your views. Be accepting of others’ opinions, but stay true to yourself and what you believe. And don’t be afraid to leave behind the person you were in high school as you discover who you want to be. Revel in your newfound independence, but don’t lose sight of why you are in college. You are here to learn so work hard in

your classes, but remember that what you learn outside of the classroom is important too. It’s easy to feel lost in the sea of about 13,000 students on the University of Idaho campus, but UI has a variety of activities ranging from club sports such as lacrosse and soccer to student government to encourage campus involvement. Reaching out to others who share your interests is an easy way to make friends and find your place in the university. Don’t ever be afraid to ask for help during your time at UI, whether it’s directions to a classroom or something more serious. Resources, such as the Counseling and Testing Center, are available to help all students. UI truly is a caring community, and as freshman you are the newest additions to the Vandal family. Freshman year is a chance to define your entire college experience. The next four years of your life will be influenced by the majors you pursue, the friendships you forge and the relationships you form with faculty who can help you along your journey. Above all college is what you make of it, so choose to make it the best four years of your life.

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City lights lose their shine Threatened by Appreciate the convenience and charm of Moscow human instability Coming to terms with cycle of violence student deaths last year, There was no red flag and as a campus comJuly 20 in Aurora, Colo. The munity we were shocked, unthinkable became reality mourned and eventually with no rhyme or reason healed together. to support why It was an eyea man entered opening experia movie theater ence during the with plans to first week of kill. In minutes, classes when UI enough rounds Assistant Prohad been shot to fessor Ernesto kill 12 people and A. Bustamante injure 70. shot and killed Just like that. Chloe Rambo UI graduate It has nothing Argonaut student Katy to do with time Benoit. and place, but But that’s often the everything to do the with outcome of tragic circumthe shooter’s fragile, broken stances — you see life and mentality. It can be hard to the conflictions of humanunderstand why things like ity in a different way. this happen. It some cases, it doesn’t make sense at all. The University of Idaho was devastated with multiple SEE human, PAGE b7

Arboretum or to Main Street for dinner. I’ve always been drawn to the big city Everything seems so much calmer than life. There’s always a new place to eat, things to do at night and most importantly, having to rush because traffic made you late and struggling to find a places to shop. parking spot for what seems like This summer I left the hours. comfort of Moscow to intern Living large in Portland costs a in Portland, a city three lot more than it does in Moscow. times the size of my homeI knew this would happen, but it town Boise and 24 times the only makes me happier to return size of Moscow. to Moscow for my final year of I lived the glamorous easy living. life. Working in the city and Living in the city also returning to a suburb Katy Sword removes the sense of comat night. Experiencing Argonaut munity that makes Moscow so the night life and never great. Running into friends in WinCo or feeling frustrated with the lack of selecoutside La Casa Lopez will never haption at Ross and Macy’s. pen with so many occupants. Speaking But with a big city comes big reof Casa, it may not be the best, but so sponsibility. I had to commute every far no Mexican restaurant can compare morning, and my gas bill tripled. Instead when it comes to a cheesy chimichanga of a 10-minute walk almost anywhere, or two-for-one margaritas. it’s a 30-minute drive. Yes, I loved the No matter what I may have to say Northwest weather in lieu of a hot Idaho about how leaving Moscow made me summer, but leaving a place you spend think about it differently, it’s something so much time in makes you understand you can’t understand until you do it. what makes it so great. I experienced this Once you start your first year at UI, you before when I left Boise for college, and will begin to appreciate Moscow, but again in leaving Moscow for Portland. you won’t truly comprehend how much I miss walking. Sure, it’s exciting to it meant until you leave. be surrounded by so much that you need Katy Sword a car or public transit to see anything. can be reached at But there’s something to be said for an evening walk to the University of Idaho

THE Quick takes on life from our editors

Think about it

The theme song for Idaho football should be “Miss Independent” by Ne-Yo. Guess why.

— Sean

Milking it

Despite the fact that the majority of my summer has consisted of work and Pinterest, I’ve still found some time to enjoy friends, family and sunshine. I’m trying to milk that last few weeks for what they’re worth.

— Lindsey

Ruby slippers

Minnesota has been a wonderful adventure, but I’m thankful it’s almost time to click my heels together and say, “There’s no place like home.”

— Elisa


You know the summer has been successful if you didn’t starve and you aren’t getting divorced.

— Kasen

Thanks Thoreau

Even though this summer is flying by all too quickly, I’ll have to remember that “one must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.” Another year, here we come. — Chloe

Make every moment count

You never know what will happen.

— Katy

Best parts about summer 2012

My cat letting me use him as a teddy bear and ice cream. You can never have enough ice cream.

— Molly

Life lessons

Summer custodial work has taught me two things: How to thoroughly clean a toilet and exactly why I’m in college right now.

— Theo

Smells like rain

I really can’t get enough of these summer thunder storms. I could spend the rest of my summers watching the lightning, sitting on a porch, listening to the thunder and rain and drinking tea.

— Kaitlyn

Too much to handle

I cannot wait for this season of Vandal athletics to start. Bring on EWU in the dome and get this year going. Also, follow @madison_ mccord, @PolarBear_theO and @kramdawgsean because we’re awesome. — Madison

Still uncooked

To all the staff of summer arg— you are splendiferous—especially my Co-Editor Kaitlyn. Thank you for saving my bacon at least a hundred times this summer. I greatly appreciated your concern when I was stuck in my apartment with the temperature set to broil. I am definitely a little more welldone than I was in June, but people like you are medium rare—at the least.

Joseph Engle Argonaut

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Unsuccessfully uncaring Apathy is a powerful political force. At first, ment. That statement is, “I approve of the way it seems like a contradiction in terms. But one things are, and hope they continue.” Choosing of the most powerful voting blocs in to not care about politics is saying American politics today is the apolitithat you are happy with the people in cal non-voter. power and how they run the governYou’ve met them. You might even ment. be one. The apolitical non-voter says Congress has an approval rating they don’t care about politics. They of somewhere between 12 and 22 don’t watch the news and they don’t percent, depending on the poll. The follow current events. Yet, they are average is between 16 and 17 percent. disillusioned and dissatisfied. This is among the lowest approval Non-voters are often the first to ratings Congress has enjoyed in the last Max Bartlett complain about our government. They decade, but they’ve rarely been very Argonaut say the major parties don’t interest high. them, or are the same, or that the whole system is Few Americans approve of Congress’ meaningless. They dislike the status quo, but every performance. Yet between 1998 and 2008, the reday the apolitical non-voters work to keep the election rate in the U.S. House of Representatives status quo going. for incumbents varied between 94 and 98 percent. Being uninvolved in politics is a powerful stateSenate numbers ranged between about 80 and 90

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The fact that Holmes left two crime scenes, one littered with shrapnel and innocent blood in the Center 16 Theater that he terrorized and another in his trap-filled apartment is one of those conflictions. It’s unsettling and confusing. While one scene is all too open and too trenchant, the other scene is volatile and utterly unpredictable. What scares us most is not the issue of gun control, even though it has been pushed into the limelight as the solution to tragedies like this. The issue is human instability. We’re forced to quickly absorb the fact that yet another “safe” place — a place that we go with friends, family and our children — is a place that could so easily become a tragedy.

No one could have anticipated what would happen in the movie theater at the midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises,” because, just like everyone else, the suspect is human — part of a race that can be all too unpredictable. Being human can be such a beautiful blessing when it comes to the ability to deal with complex emotions. Yet it can also turn into such a curse when these emotions come forth, spilling onto the floor like bullet casings. Humans, collectively and individually, are completely nonlinear. And that’s the way it will always be. Chloe Rambo can be reached at

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Senior shout-out

We only have one year left here, so make the most of it. It will be over before we know it. Stay up until sunrise. Go out on a Sunday when you have a paper due Monday. Try not to worry about your bank account balance. Quit putting off that coffee date you’ve been meaning to have with an old friend. Relax. Work is for people with real jobs — but that doesn’t mean you should wait until April to find one.

— Britt

percent. In 2010, the retention rates were 85 and 84 percent, respectively. In that time, voter turnout rates during presidential election years have been between 50 and 57 percent. The midterms are even worse, with voter turnout rates in 2010 of about 41 percent nationwide. They’ve stayed between 30 and 50 percent for the last decade. What do all these numbers add up to? In short, they’re proof that there’s no such thing as not being involved in politics. It’s tough to remove an incumbent from office. Not only do they have the backing of a major party, but they don’t have to do anything to remain elected. All that has to happen is for the opposition to fail to present a viable candidate and get voters interested. And that means that every vote not cast in an election is a vote for the incumbent. There is no such thing as not voting. Every

person who doesn’t vote is effectively voting for the incumbent candidate, be it at the local, state, or federal level. It’s no wonder that Congressional approval ratings are so low while incumbent retention rates are so high. More than half the population is voting for the Congress they claim to not approve of. That makes them one of the most important parts of American politics. Congress has not stayed in power because they have the support of the American people. They’ve stayed in power because Americans don’t care. The two dominant political parties count on this apathy to maintain the two-party status quo. The non-voting bloc is the true “silent majority” in American politics, casting their ballots every day to keep things exactly as they are. Max Bartlett can be reached at

Health away from home UI has resources for staying happy and healthy sex even though we knew There are many things to think about as you start better. Some of us drove More info home when we shouldn’t your college career. What For more information have, or didn’t take our major you will choose, about University of Idaho friend’s keys when we how you will find your Student Health Services, visit should have. Some of us classes, and who you are going to the football game have attended a candle light vigil for a friend with on Thursday night. don’t have all of the anWhile these are all impor- who went out to have a swers, but I bet I can help tant, let’s take a minute to good time on Friday night, you find them. We have a and never talk about new Vandal Health Educasaw Saturday the big piction website where you can GUEST VOICE morning. ture. find what you need, learn Some of us For the more about the services and have paid a first time in programs that are here for big price for your life, you, and ask us anything. making a you are As you get packed up poor decision, responsible and head to campus, think while some for yourself. about what you want from of us just got You’re the your college experience. lucky. And boss. You Think about what decisions Shannon Haselhuhn many of us decide when you will make to keep UI Health Education would make you’ll go Coordinator yourself safe and healthy. different to bed and College will be full of choices if we when you’ll events, friends and stories could go back. The bad get up, who your friends that you will remember for news is, there’s no rewind will be, what you’ll eat, a lifetime. It’s an amazingbutton. what you’ll drink, how This year you will make ly unique experience full you’ll get back to your of study groups, entertaindecisions about sleep, room, who you’ll date, ment, games, weird hours, when you’ll have sex, and nutrition, sex, alcohol, parties, tough decisions, if you’ll reach out for help drugs, stress, time manageamazing people, social ment, relationships, and a or advice when you need pressures and stressors, and million other things. The it. All of these decisions University of Idaho and the the best part is, you’re the may affect the rest of your boss. Moscow community have life. Take care of yourself. resources to help you stay College is fun, exciting, Help others. Learn from safe and healthy while you full of opportunity — and us and lean on us. Ask us scary. Many of us who have are here. questions. Use our resourcI am the health educa“been there, done that” look es. Enjoy your experience. back at some of our college tion coordinator on UI’s And go Vandals. Moscow campus. My days and shake our heads. Shannon Haselhuhn office is in the Student Rec Perhaps we’ve seen is the UI Health Center and I am here to friends drink enough Education Coordinator help you. alcohol to end up in the and can be reached at When it comes to your emergency room. Some of health, I am certain that I us have had unprotected

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july 25, 2012



Mix it up. Palousafest Sat. 8.18.2012 5:30-9:00 p.m. University of Idaho Theophilus Tower Lawn

Mix it up. Palousafest Sat. 8.18.2012 5:30-9:00 p.m. University of Idaho Theophilus Tower Lawn

Palousafest Mix #2012


We The Kings ;:ABC=>:D$/EF

Ride the Mechanical Bull

Welcome to Vandalville!

Knights of Philly

Vandal Marching Band

Bart Budwig

Fall Kick-Off Mix

Palousafest 2012 Playlist

5:30 Information Fair Mechanical Bull


Novelty Acts


Vandal Marching Band

Bart Budwig

6:45 ASUI Contests 8:00

Knights of Philly

We the Kings

- Warp Tour!

Free Food and Give-Aways All Night Long! Sponsored by the Dept. of Student Engagement, ASUI & ASUI Vandal Entertainment Board University of Idaho Theophilus Tower Lawn 1098 West 6th Street, Moscow, ID 83843

Argonaut 7.25  
Argonaut 7.25  

Argonaut 7.25