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The Take Back the Night procession was led by police and drummers. Volunteers and marchers followed holding signs.

SCSU takes back the night off from there, allowing everyone interested to gather. There were memorials to victims of doASST. NEWS EDITOR mestic violence scattered around the park. Different groups organized themselves The Women’s Center took back the night around the pathways in Barden Park, located with a demonstration in Barden Park and a south of the Miller Center so that students march on downtown. and faculty could learn more about their Guest speakers and live performances organizations. showed that SCSU would not stand for One such group was Anna Marie’s Alliviolence that happens on campus and around ance, a shelter for women who have been the the neighborhood, especially in the South victims of domestic abuse. Side neighborhood. Not only do they provide support and inThe night started with a social event where people explored their set up and went formation for those seeking it, they also serve

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the community as a shelter for women who have been the victim of domestic abuse. They house only a small number of beds, but up to 400 women will stay there in a single year. The speakers took the stage on schedule and the event went into full swing. St. Cloud mayor Dave Kleis said he was “proud” to take the stage again at Take Back the Night. “As a community, we believe that all residents must be part of the solution to eliminate crimes of sexual violence,” Kleis said. “I urge all citizens in our community to

participate in Take Back the Night.” The executive director of the Central Minnesota Sexual Assault Center, Peggy Ledoux, was very animated in taking the demonstration to the streets for the neighborhood to see. “I consider this event a real acknowledgment of the harsh reality that sexual violence happens in our families and our communities,” Ledoux said. She went on to discuss how this is a problem impacting many individuals and

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Atwood Memorial Center celebrates renovation completion with ribbon-cutting ceremony Ryan Hanenburg STAFF WRITER

The renovations to the Atwood center were completed at the start of this school year. Students who returned to the building were practically entering a new building, with multiple changes to the layout. Matt Trombley, Associate Director of Atwood, said that the being at the start of the year was that it was, “Important to get the building open for the students.” The weekend was also pushed back because all the features of the renovation were not done until this week. For example, the tional Friday. The opening was helped by family weekend taking place this week. Some of the new features of Atwood are designated spaces to help student organizations get into a rehearsal studio for performance groups to practice in. Trombley aligned to be easier to locate. A theme for the new Atwood was “see and be seen”. This theme is the reason for the large amount of glass walls and paneling for the building. The color

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scheme has also been reworked to make more use of school colors. Student reaction to the new center has been positive overall. Ta Ha Khan, a freshman, said that it was “Beautiful and great, it’s a nice space to be used for students to get together under one roof.” The event began at 10:00 a.m. with a self-guided tour; the staff provided a map which had a route outlined that showcases the new features of Atwood. There were free food samples at the new restaurant Vallhalla Bistro, including mini prime rib sliders. There was also free popcorn available at the Information Desk. There was also a prize drawing with prizes such as a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, a $25 Visa gift card, and SCSU sweatshirts. The ribbon-cutting ceremony began at noon with speeches by Margaret Vos, President Potter, Wanda Overland, Eric Peterson, Patrick St John, and Jessica Ostman. The speeches thanked all the various organizations and people who have had a hand in large team for the actual ribboncutting with members of various student organizations, faculty, and staff.

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Minnesota band mixes country and rock with a Northwoods twist.


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Take Back the Night Continued from Page 1 many who care about those individuals. Several other group representatives also took the stage to remind citizens that survivors of sexual assault have the right to not only be heard, but to be valued as well,

able to escape that life. She went on to found Grace Marie’s Song, an organization working to support those who are survivors of sexual assault. Brown told her story to the audience about how she was caught up

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people for both labor and sex. “I didn’t recognize the signs, I didn’t realize something was amiss because I was conditioned to think that it was liberating,” Brown said. She went on to speak about how she was involved in a commune that moved to Southeast Asia, with her baby. She realized she could not survive in a foreign country and support her family. The commune leader told her they would not feed them unless she did what they told her to do. After Brown took the stage, sev-

eral survivors of sexual and domestic abuse went on stage to describe their experiences. The organizers of the event asked the crowd to not record or take photos at this time in respect for the speakers. A march then took place which walked all along the South Side Neighborhood. Organizers carried signs and shouted “Take back the night” as they continued up the street. The group went up 7th Avenue and crossed Division Street to go into Downtown.

Events Calendar Tuesday The BIG Picture 12:20 p.m. Hosted on the step of the Atwood Mall, the LGBT Resource Center will be showing will demonstrate SCSU showing its rainbow pride in various ways around campus. Free to the public.

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Fight the Flood Vicki Ikeogu NEWS EDITOR

Students from the SCSU Honors Club hope to make an impact on the lives of students across the country. Raising funds and obtaining supplies, Operation Fight the Flood on Friday was designed to aid students in Colorado suffering from the effects of Honors Club President Sarah Rockholt explained the impact the “Over 300 students off campus lost their homes. Some had lost everything,” she said. Half of the funds and supplies raised are being donated to Longmont, Colorado and the rest are being donated to the University of Colorado Boulder. Rockholt and the Honors

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donated by Abra Auto Body and Glass with supplies students in these areas could use. “UC Boulder said they had 80 -

Crafton. Students of the Honors Club asked for supplies such as water, new blankets, wet wipes, and school supplies. “Basically, we are looking for everyday things they may not have access to,” Crafton said. For those without supplies, students and faculty could also have donated money. With those contributing either a $10 monetary donation or the equivalent of $10 in supplies, they could be entered In addition to their fundraising event on Friday, members of the honors club had numerous activities going on Saturday. From 3 to 6 p.m. in K-lot there was henna tattoos, heart donations for a dollar, and a pie-inthe-face event, said Honors Club Vice President Chris Kallhoff. Crafton said she was going to be leaving Saturday to transport all of the donations to the students in need. “We are looking to expand our fundraising and donation campaign,” Rockholt said. “We are looking to do good in the community.”

Jim Graves addresses St. Cloud Joe Edmonds ASST NEWS EDITOR

Minneapolis businessman and SCSU alumni Jim Graves came to speak to the public about entrepreneurship and building a community. The SCSU graduate who ran for congress in 2012 against Michelle Bachmann spoke about how he climbed to success. He began addressing the crowd by discussing how he thinks the current tax code needs to be changed to allow middle level businesses to grow more; something he thinks will boost the economy by promoting more job growth. “My stance on the tax code is that it should be market neutral,” Graves said. “A tax code should not to do.” He said it should support the needs and involvements of the government. “When you have politicians deciding which company should get this, or which company should get that, that’s a problem,” Graves said. “Politicians always have He went on to mention that it is not the skill level of the American work force that is lagging. In fact, it is quite strong. The problem is that the middle class is struggling with not having a level

Graves also touched on the issue of immigration during the event. He favors having an organized assimilation of many people. “I’m not saying just give it (citizenship) to them, and not saying amnesty, but we need to have a reasonable pathway,” Graves said. “Until we do that, we don’t have equity and we don’t have justice.” He spoke about how many of the systems in place now promote inequality among the middle class. “The gap between the have and the have-nots is getting wider and wider,” Graves said. “That’s not healthy for society.” After Graves addressed the crowd he opened up the public forum where many of the audience members asked questions about his former political campaign and his business practices. One of the audience members asked whether Graves was able to get his message out to the public. Graves responded by saying that people would often tell him that their biggest con“In all deference, your biggest concern should be what are you making, and how are you doing,” Graves said. “This isn’t a partisan issue.” Another audience member asked about Graves’s stance on minimum wage. “If you raise minimum

Dashain Tihar Night 11 a.m. Sponsored by the Nepalese Student Association. This fesitval will be celebrating the culture of Nepal and the Nepalese people. Free to the public.

Wednesday The Impact of War on Women 12 p.m. Hosted by the Women’s Center. This event will be held in the Atwood Theater. It on past wars and how these wars effect women. Free to the public.

Wednesday Career Day All day This event is hosted by the Herberger School of Business. This is the largest oncampus job fair of the year. It brings a variety of employers to campus to promote their opportunities and recruit.

Saturday Mississippi River Clean Up 8:45 a.m. - 12 p.m. This event is sponsored by Outdoor Endevours. Students and faculty are invited to join each other to clean up the Mississippi River.

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Jim Graves speaks to SCSU students, faculty, and alumni about several social

wage you would get rid of a lot of jobs,” Graves said. “My position is to get rid of those jobs. They’re not helping anybody while they get paid $7.25. Let’s create real jobs.” He also tackles the myth that increasing minimum tion in the economy. He says

this is not true, as companies that offer minimum wage positions would only have to increase their prices by one or two cents, not dollars. Graves went on to criticize the Obama administration on giving colleges different funds based on their earned income. He states that it creates inequality and

puts colleges that make less at a disadvantage. Graves lightly touched on his decision to drop out of the race for congress, even though he had a somewhat successful race in 2012. “Once Michelle Bachmann dropped out of the race I also decided to do so,” Graves said.

Food Microbiology Symposium This event will be held in Atwood. The symposium will testing, pathogen testing, regulation and technology. This event will be free to the public.


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Nabozny addresses bullying, LGBT acceptance Vicki Ikeogu NEWS EDITOR

Bullying does not just end with high school. As speaker Jaime Nabozny said during his presentation, “No Hate”, there is much more to this problem than what people are willing to admit, or for that matter, talk about. Sponsored by the Residential Hall Association and the LGBT organization on campus, Nabozny addressed his audience about his experiences about coming out in high school, being bullied, and challenging the school district that turned a blind eye to it. And as Sherburne Hall Director and co-adviser for the Residential Hall Association Kasie Weina said, there needs to be a much greater awareness about this issue. “Bullying doesn’t just stop once students leave high school.” Nabozny’s two hour presentation about Nabozny’s life and the challenges he faced growing up gay in a small Wisconsin town. Once people started to realize that Nabozny was gay in the seventh grade, they started calling him names. This quickly escalated into physical violence including being punched and tripped. Addressing the principal, Nabozny was reassured that the administration would handle the bullying he was receiving. However, little relief came for Nabozny. Faced with few options to silence his tormentors, the ny try to overdose. After receiving medical attention and psychiatric help for his suicide attempt, Nabozny returned to middle school in eighth grade. However, little had changed. After being attacked in the men’s room by his bullies, Nabozny’s mother demanded a meeting with the principal and her son’s bullies. However, the impression that she had received from the principal did not bring her any comfort. The principal seemed to side with the other boys, said Nabozny’s mom, Carol, in “She [the principal] said some-

to act so openly gay, then he should expect to get bullied’,” Carol Nabozny said. With none of the kids being showed how the bullying continued, and even resulted in another student peeing on him. Not wanting to take any more abuse, Nabozny ran away from home and hitchhiked to Minneapolis, a

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accusations seriously. After being released from surgery, Nabozny again ran away from home and this time refused to return to parents’ emotional decision to leave schooling. It was during his stay in Minneapolis that Nabozny met with a lawyer who changed his life forever. Encouraging him to pursue a legal action against his former middle and high school principals, Nabozny began his struggle toward holding these Receiving numerous complaints and threats, Nabozny eventually got his day in court. Hearing testimony from his former bullies highlighting their daily torment of him, and administrators denying any knowledge of the violence directed toward him, ny tearing up about the impact of the trial. But all of that effort paid kind lawsuit against school administrators for failing to protect him from violence. asked to address the crowd about his experience. “There are kids being harassed for who they are,” he said.

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Speaker Jamie Nabozny addresses the crowd about bullying. Questioning the usage of terminology such as “that’s so gay,” Nabozny said the main priority that needs to be taken away from this is the fact that this nation has a problem with acceptable language. “We need to teach diversity so everyone feels comfortable. It’s something to celebrate,” Nabozny said. In addition, Nabozny highlighted a major problem he feels is plaguing the country. “I don’t think we have a problem in this country and schools with homophobia. We have a problem in this country and our schools with sexism,” he said. Illustrating this point, Nabozny said he feels that kids spend a lot of time attacking each other about not

think they should. “It’s something we are not talking about at all,” he said. And this ties in a lot with bullying. Nabozny said dealing with sexism will add another comprehensive approach to bullying, and this will work best if the initiative comes from the students themselves. After all, Nabozny said, “Bullying is about insecurities.” “I think it gives students hope for the future,” said psychologist with CAPS Davin Maijala. “It was truly inspiring.” “As a society we don’t move forward unless we stand up and say something. As a campus, you need to make sure it is a safe and welcoming place,” Nabozny said.

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have to live a fearful life. To be safe in St. Cloud and on the SCSU campus I suggest doing the general things like OPINIONS EDITOR do not walk alone. Stick to the buddy we can end sexual assault through system, and know your resources and phone numbers for help if it is genuine consent before any sexual to sign the PACT5 in front of Atneeded.’’ wood Memorial Center, organized by Even in United States, sexual assituation that could lead to sexual asthe Women’s Center. sault is a common problem. “The PACT5 is an national “There are many myths that surand promoting the PACT’. round sexual assault. Often people ties to use on a Day of Action during do not realize that 70-85 percent of results of this action, adding, “For September, which is National Camrapes are acquaintance rapes, and pus Safety Awareness Month. It was that the stranger hiding in the bushes Center has done this event, I am created for students, faculty and the scenario is unrealistic. The media general public to sign,” said one of signed the PACT, which means we, as in America is teaching people that the co-chairs for the Day of Action a campus, are becoming more aware everyone they know or they kind of and Outreach Programming Assisknow they should trust, but strangtant for the Women’s Center, Vanessa that sexual assault exist at anytime ers are bad. America clearly has a and can happen to anyone.’’ Burggraff. violence issue because in a lifetime When it comes to previous cases, The Women’s Center’s Gen1 in 6 women will either go through there had been 34 sexual assault der Violence Prevention Program an attempted or completed sexual provides services and helps victims of cases reported to the Women’s Cenassault and 1 in 33 men will either go sexual assault, relationship violence, through an attempted or completed “With a campus this size I feel and stalking. Those services include sexual assault,” Burggraff said. that there is always people we can individual support, advocacy, inforThere are some sad facts; rape reach. I feel this campus is at an mation and referral, support groups, is the fastest growing crime in the average knowledge and awareness on and resources from a specialized loan U.S. Approximately 68 percent of sexual assault. There is always more library. rape victims knew their assailant, that we can learn,” Burggraff said, If you didn’t have the chance to and added, “It is nice to be aware of sign and read the PACT, these are these things, but it is also not fun to husbands or boyfriends, 35 percent

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of female victims reported that the offender was a stranger (U.S. Department of Justice), 95 percent of rape victims are female, and women of all races are equally vulnerable to attacks by intimates. If someone had an experience of this kind, the Women’s Center deals with those problem right away. It has advocates available for survivors to come and speak to. “The procedure is different for every situation, so the best plan is to come to the Women’s Center to speak to an advocate and they can give you the resources and options available for your particular situation,” Burggraff suggested. Until the end of fall semester, the Women’s Center is organizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. “We are in the midst of planning events for November, so stay tuned for those upcoming events,” Burggraff said.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Commision discusses population growth “The EEOC is usually at places of employment for other, not so positive, reasons,” Bodvarsson said. Flores then started her presentation by giving a brief explanation of what the EEOC does. “The EEOC enforces federal employment laws,” Flores said, she also explained that “employers have obligations to their workers to ensure that they are working in a safe, non discriminate workplace”. The EEOC was founded due to a mandate in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and ever since then has been enforcing Equal Rights in the workplace. “The EEOC works with every employer no matter if it’s a public or private institution,” Flores said. “The EEOC also represents the employee, temp employee, and job applicant or former employee,” she also explained. Then she gave some

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On Sept. 23, Maria Flores of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) came to SCSU to give a Presentation on National Origin and Immigrant worker Discrimination Issues. The topic has been a popular issue lately due to St. Cloud’s continual population growth. Orn Bodvarsson, dean of the school of Public Affairs, started the presentation by giving a brief introduction speech that set the tone for the presentation. Dean Bodvarsson explained to us in his speech that the EEOC came to SCSU to reach out to the public and educate them on what they do.

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examples of discrimination in the workplace and how the EEOC determines that the employers are, in fact, treating their workers unfairly. There are many ways in which an employer can discriminate against workers. Flores explained that the discrimination is different treatment because of race, color, National Origin, religion, disability, sex, age, or other things. More common issues nowadays is if a worker has in English, and that can be another factor that are discriminated against in the workplace. Flores said, “Discrimination has to be proven to direct or circumstantial evidence.” Direct evidence would be like physical proof, and circumstantial is more of employee’s testimonies. “However, exceptions do exist,” she explained saying

that, “There is such a thing as a Bona Fide Occupational Maria gave an example of a BFOQ being, “like a requirement that the business has to have in its employers good physical condition.” She then touched on how the most vulnerable workers are immigrant workers, especially undocumented ones. One example she gave was how farms employ migrant workers and then threaten to send them home or report them to the authorities so that the employers could pay less and overlook the mistreatment of their employees. Gloria M. Melgarejo, a French professor at SCSU who also attended the conference, said, “The presentation was very interesting and informative,” and that she appreciated the explanations on discrimination of workers in cases of big companies

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Maria Flores discusses federal employment laws that ensure safe, non-discriminant work places. such as Ms. Flores was requested to talk about. For more information on the EEOC or on work place

discrimination visit their website at http://www.eeoc. gov.

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those on the Autism spectrum. The clinic is also host to the St. Cloud chapter of the National Stuttering Association. Clinical Services Coordinator Judi Larsen said the clinic helps about 200 patients each year. “Our youngest client this semester is two-anda-half, and our oldest is 78,” Larsen said, who has been directing the clinic

A community of support and treatment for those with communication concerns is present at SCSU. At the SpeechLanguage and Hearing Clinic located in Brown Hall, supervised students give patients assessment and treatment across nine disorder areas. Care offered includes that for those who stut-

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for 10 years. “We service across the lifespan.” The cost for a semester of treatment is entitles a patient to two sessions a week, both an hour in length. Being partnered with SCSU is what keeps the cost of treatment at this price. Josh Anderson and Jillian Daleiden, secondyear graduate students who work at the clinic, both plan on one day

having a career in Speech Language Pathology. “To have the clinic here, and to be taking class and everything, it’s just very convenient,” Daleiden said. “The most rewarding thing [about working here] is giving individuals techniques and a voice to say what they want to say,” Anderson said. Anderson said the general public sometimes misunderstands their patients. Part of the clinic’s

work is to educate them, as well as nurses and caregivers, about communication disorders. “One of the things about speech-language it’s not just about the mouth, and the tongue, and producing sounds,” said Anderson. “It’s actually about the brain. That’s where we form language.” If people have a brain injury from a stroke or accident, it can actu-

ally affect how they think about language. There are also neurological differences people are sometimes born with that affect how they perceive or retrieve words. “A lot of times the clients will say that they come off as unintelligent because of their communication disorder,” Anderson said. “When, in fact, they’re not.” Both students agreed that their work at the

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UPCOMING EVENTS Ongoing Until 10/6 ‘Lend Me A Tenor’, Pioneer Place on Fifth, multiple showtimes Monday 9/30 International Movie Night: ‘Treeless Mountain’, Atwood Little Theatre, 7 p.m.

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Rocket Club fuses country and rock. Joshua D. Levine MARQUEE EDITOR Rocket Club took over the “Green Mill Bowl” Friday night, with their unique blend of Northwoods folk and country reverberating throughout the makeshift arena behind the Green Mill restaurant. The Minneapolis sextet performed as part of the ongoing “Celebrate! SCSU” series, bringing together alumni, students, staff, and community members in school spirit events. Rocket Club began just after dark on a muggy, cloudy evening, opening with “She’s the One”. This soulful, crisp song brought emotion to the venue, getting the thickening audience in the mood for the sincerely written beats to follow. The band picked up

with peppier tracks to follow, including a cover of Bad Company’s “Feel Like Making Love,” and their own “I Can’t Dance.” “One More Day” brought some melancholy to the arena, with a tribute to a Stop Signs and You” blended longing for a country hometown with the need to break Some lyrics were creative, others were straight out of the country handbook. “Happiness in life is hard to measure, and on that note let’s measure up another round,” the band crooned. The sweeping view of the back of the St. Cloud Kelly Inn and the St. Germain bridge overhead created an odd venue. The acoustics came out well, and the light show and heavy bass kept the audience dancing. Turnout

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was low, approximately 100 people, but the concert was pulsing with the beer stand serving up all night long. Rocket Club played two full sets, featuring over two dozen tracks and rocking on for two and a half hours. The second set began with a peppy ode to spending seven days in Madison, and the band hit their stride with the Springsteen-esque tracks to follow. Whether rocking out on stage or throwing free t-shirts to the crowd, the band enjoyed being there, and came all out with smooth vocals, mellow rock tones, and honeyed country melodies. Seth Toupal, a senior majoring in Mass Communications, heard about the show through band member Chris Hawkey’s Twin Cities radio program. Toupal, a big fan of Rocket Club, eagerly looked up the show online and brought his dad along, as well. that I’ve seen of them,” Toupal offered. “I love it,” said the beaming SCSU student. “It’s a great spot for a concert. It’s too bad there wasn’t a better turnout.” Indeed, the space behind the Green Mill abutting the river was far from capacity. Although the crowd was

lively, and the show phenomenal, there was room for hundreds more fans. Speaking the day before the show, David L. McCandless, Assistant Director of Campus Programs & Spirit Groups, said that this is the third year of Celebrate! events at SCSU, and that campus visit. Celebrate! offers spirit and community activities throughout the year, including the Lemonade Art Fair in summer and the Earth Day Half Marathon in spring. The Rocket Club concert fell in conjunction with fall Celebrate! events. McCandless considers Family Weekend, of which the concert was a part, to be the anchor event of Celebrate! Other Family Weekend activities included the Blizzard Shack event on Thursday and the football game on Saturday. The events involve a diverse array of people, and are open to anyone interested in attending. “Our mission is to engage all of these groups,” McCandless said. “We’re trying to engage alumni for sure, students for sure, faculty, staff. We’re trying to bring all these groups together, and the greater Central Minnesota community.” Last year it was calculated that 15,000 people

attended Celebrate! events. McCandless estimates there are 17,000 SCSU alumni in the local tri-county area. Kristin Hatten, Interim Associate Director of Alumni & Constituent Engagement, sees Family Weekend as a boost to the St. Cloud area. “We’re collaborating with the downtown council. We have about 15 businesses participating and offering specials to students and families.” Hatten estimated that roughly 100 people would visit from out of town speShe said that guests could arrange special rates with certain local hotels. Adding to the theme of local connections, Assistant Director McCandless said that “this concert is a partnership between the alumni relations area, Pioneer Place on 5th, and Green Mill.” Concert attendees ordering tickets ahead of time were queried as to whether they were SCSU students or alumni, and those buying tickets day of show were asked the same question as not available, but an informal count revealed very few students attended the concert. Further information on Celebrate! can be found at www.stcloudstate.edu/celebrate.

Survive and Thrive mixes art, science Ryan Fitzgerald

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STAFF WRITER In its relatively early state, “Survive and Thrive: Start with the Heart” is already a nationally recognized organization, and is being used as a prototype for future conferences. The conference is in its second year, and is unique in that it doesn’t solely focus on medical education, but is a mixture of professional information, and the use of humanities working through medicine. “Survive and Thrive: Start with the Heart” came about through Rex Veeder, a teacher, mentor, and rhetoric connoisseur. A personal experience Veeder had made him think about how he could help the many who have a story to tell. “I had a dream and a vision of a community who would come together and not only help save lives, but provide support for those affected,” Veeder said. “I realized that in some way peak aesthetic experiences with art, writing, sharing and music provided a way not only to talk about and work with these things but the byproduct of doing it is actually healing.” Moreover, what is unique about this conference is that it’s not setup as a regular academic conference. People who stated they had a life transforming experience last year came from the workshops and sessions, where people sat and worked through ideas and shared their own stories about suffering and joy. “It turned out a lot different than we had thought because we did have it setup as an academic conference last year,” Veeder said. “The conference can be extremely powerful and the focus is a lot better in the design of the conference, which we have been working on for the last nine months.” The idea of Survive and Thrive: Start with the Heart is to have a

community of all walks of life come together and engage with each other, who are all equal and have the chance to be heard, whereas before they might not have had the chance to be heard. The distinctive conference is unlike many, because the presenters and artists will not give their presentations and leave; rather, they will be participants of the entire conference, attending other sessions and being involved with the community. Renowned poet Jimmy Santiago Baca will be one of the keynote speakers, and he integrates the Survive and Thrive mentality in his daily life. The idea of community and sharing experiences rather than taking a pill is an idiosyncratic method he gives much praise to. “The whole idea of solving your life with a pill doesn’t seem to be working too well,” Baca said. “The conference to me is a community of like spirited, like-minded people who approach living in a different way.” Medical science has traditionally been all about collecting data and making judgments according to the previous taken data. “Survive and Thrive: Start with the Heart” is about making meaning, interpreting, and sharing stories, because stories seem to resonate more and can be a powerful thing. Sharing stories helps more than a variety of ways; especially instituting change. Justin Bell, Government Relations Director for the American Heart Association, gets the opportunity to work with survivors, and believes this conference is essential in the healing process. Bell hopes that what comes from this conference is for survivors to realize how important their stories are because part of his job entails using stories to create the public policy agenda for Minnesota. “It’s a unique concept because

the idea of combing medicine, science, and humanities into one experience is a unique approach,” Bell said. “Survivors’ narratives help create public policy and informing the community together is important.”

all facets through the use of storytelling and interaction. “I hate easy answers. Easy answers always lead to addiction, violence, or silence,” Baca said. “I hope what comes from this conference is a

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The conference focuses on medical humanities and healing. To get more than the St. Cloud community and the people who attend involved, a Digital Conference will be held on Oct. 18. It will include much interaction, which is what the idea of this portion is. It will be a back-channel conference with extensive in-time reporting, tweeting, blogging, and posting on Facebook on sessions as they are happening, so people will be interacting in real time. The underlining idea of this one of a kind conference is to ask questions, and get questions answered in an unconventional way with the hopes of uniting a community from

stronger community.” “Survive and Thrive: Start with the Heart” will take place Oct. 16-18 at the Kelly Inn Convention Center and the SCSU Welcome Center with sessions all day, and concerts are on the schedule. For more information on the conference check out www. survivethrive.net, or like the Facebook page. “It’s very powerful and unique because patients and people are speaking to the medical community and anyone can be heard.” Veeder said. “In the end I hope what people get is what does it mean to them?”

did not care for her. Her two favorite activities are going for long walks and snuggling. She’s been around school aged children when they came over to visit, but she was a little nervous around the smaller kids. If you have the time to snuggle with her and provide companionship, Jasmine will be a great addition to your home.

Odis is a beautiful neutered and declawed cat with a unique chocolate brown coat. His long hair will require a bit more attention than a cat with short hair, but the results will be worth it. Odis was surrendered

Saturday 10/5 Brass Festival Concert, Performing Arts Pets of the Week 9/30: Batman, Jasmine, and Odis Center, 2 p.m. INFORMATION COURTESY OF TRI-COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY

Saturday 10/5 Singer/ Songwriter Michael Shynes free concert, Pioneer Place on Fifth, 9 p.m.

home. Everyone should have a superhero in their life – stop by the shelter

greet you at the door when you come home. Odis lived with a dog and two teenagers. He has an affectionate side and enjoys a good belly rub now and then.

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Batman Batman is on the hunt for a new bat-cave to call his own. He is 1.5 years old, neutered, and has enjoyed the company of another cat and a small child in the past. Batman is quite playful and enjoys a variety of kitty toys. He is sure to protect you from loneliness and will defend you from any creepy crawlers in your

a home where he’d get more attention than his previous owners were able to give. He’s 5 ½ years old and is de-

For more information on adopting shelter pets, or to volunteer, please contact the TriCounty Humane Society.

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Jasmine Jasmine is a 9-year-old Toy Poodle and Maltese mix who is spayed and housetrained. This pretty little dog came to the shelter because the resident dog in her previous home

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Odis

735 8th St. NE St. Cloud, MN 56304 320.252.1325 www.tricountyhumanesociety.org


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SCSU re-opens Herb Brooks National Hockey Center STAFF WRITER

The brand new glass atrium was jammed packed with about 1,000 people for the grand re-opening of the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center on Saturday evening. On hand were many of the donators that were essential to making the project happen, including Dan Mabel; Chris Coborn; Russ Hagen; and Michael and Rose Ann Faber, who are the owners of Viking Coca-Cola. Between the families and businesses, each donated one million dollars to the renovation. Keynote speakers included SCSU Student Government President Eric Petersen;

St. Cloud State University President Earl H. Potter III; Dan Brooks, son of the late Herb Brooks; SCSU men and women’s hockey captains Nic Dowd, Amy Olson, and Bob Motzko, head coach of the men’s hockey team. “It’s our time, your team,” Motzko preached to the crowd. Also on hand, St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis, former Senator Taryl Clark, and representative Zachary Dorholt. After the ribbon was cut by President Potter, season ticket holders got a chance to pick up their tickets, tour the hockey center, and get autographs from players from both the men’s and women’s teams. Renovations include a new atrium with several murals, 14 new luxury suites, a new team store, a new club for season ticket holders, new locker rooms, training rooms, and concession stands.

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Women’s hockey beats Japan Olympic team 4-3 Sean Davich STAFF WRITER

It’s not too often that you get to see an Olympic team in your building, especially a team from another country. As for SCSU, this could be the momentum builder they needed to go into the new season. The Huskies recovered from an awful start and made the most of their exhibition match with the Japanese Olympic team, prevailing 4-3 in a shootout and dropping Japan to 0-2 on their three-day WCHA tour. They had been beaten 3-0 by the Wisconsin Badgers the night before, and they stop to play the top-ranked Minnesota It wasn’t a pretty start to this game. period, and Japan made them pay for the Senior forward Molli Mott got a tripping minor at 9:03, and Japan’s 28-year-old right defender Kanae Aoki whacked in a long rebound 35 seconds later for a 1-0 lead. Just two minutes later, Cari Coen was sent to the penalty box for cross-checking, and left winger Ami Nakamura scored to period. in games that the Huskies couldn’t overcome. On Wednesday, it was different, start-

ing with the second period. Mott sniped the puck top shelf on Japan goaltender Akane Konishi from the right circle at 3:55, and at 7:28, Audrey Hanmer tied the game with a shot from the slot. Amy Olson capped SCSU’s regulation scoring by knocking one in amidst heavy knotted the game about halfway through the third when right winger Chiho Osawa managed to put one in past SCSU goaltender Katie Fitzgerald after she made the initial save. Fitzgerald had relieved starting goaltender Julie Friend -- who stopped 16 came in halfway through the game for playing time. halfway,” Fitzgerald said, who made 18 saves and stopped eight Japan shootout attempts. “Once I got going, it was good.” “We told them they were gonna split the game at the start,” added Huskies head coach Jeff Giesen. “Katie came in there cold and made some great saves.”

round, and Japan center Haruna Yoneyama tied it in the next round. After Yuka Hirano scored for Japan and Coen scored for SCSU in the next few rounds, Huskies left winger Vanessa Spataro beat Konishi

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“I really didn’t know what I was doing,” Spataro admitted. “I kinda fumbled the puck a bit, and somehow snuck it between her legs. It was a little lucky, but I’m glad it went in.” So are the Huskies. Exhibition or not, they were really glad to get the season started on the right track, especially with a super tough schedule in the WCHA. “It’s a good starting point for us,” Gie-

sen said. “Everybody’s going home feeling good that we got the win.” note,” Fitzgerald added. Next up for the Huskies is another exhibition match, this time with British Columbia. That game will be Sept. 28, with a puck drop at 7:07 p.m. The game will Herb Brooks National Hockey Center.


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Women’s hockey triumphs over Thunderbirds any of the power plays, but managed to net a goal shorthanded at the 15:15 mark of the third period. “Spataro gave me the puck and I just shot it on net and

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SCSU women’s hockey was back in action on Saturday night with a solid 3-0 victory over the University of British Columbia at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. The win brings the Huskies to a 2-0 record in the pre-seaheading into the regular season. “UBC was a great opponent as far as playing like a head coach Jeff Giesen. Giesen’s statement would prove true, with a total of 13 penalties that occurred throughout the three periods. However, the Huskies didn’t seem to be phased by being a man down seven times, recording a perfect 7 out of 7 in penalty kills, and scoring shorthanded in the process said. “We get into our league and it’s going to be tough to score goals, so defensively we are going to have to be good. The Huskies would eventually take a 1-0 lead late in the sneak through BCU goaltender Danielle Dube. Gilbert’s goal coming at 17:25, from the slot, was assisted by freshman Kelsey Saelens and junior Audrey Hanmer. BCU 1-0, out-shooting the Thunderbirds 13-10, and had two penalties compared to BCU’s one. The second period turned out to be much of the same story for the Huskies, who were lifted by a power-play goal late in the period by sophomore Vanessa Spataro. The goal came off of a one-timer by Hanmer and fed to her by freshman Caroline Markstrom, which trickled through the The Huskies dominated the shots department in the second period with 18 compared to BCU’s 8, and matching one another with three penalties. SCSU starting goaltender Katie Fitzgerald concluded goals allowed. Junior goalie Julie Friend would complete the rest of the game. Many victims accompanied the sin-bin in the third period, recording four SCSU penalties and one BCU penalty. This also included coincidental minors for both teams.

perfectly placed shot, glove side off the bar to give SCSU a 3-0 lead. “It took me a while to score last year, 10 games Spataro and Markstrom were both credited with assists on the fantastic Gilbert goal. That goal would wind up being the lone score of the period, resulting in a 3-0 win for the Huskies in regulation. The Huskies came out of the preseason exhibition over the past few seasons. “I think this is a really good start for us, getting a couple Hanmer said. “We’re feeling pretty good right now, because we got happy with where we are at as a team right now, and I The Huskies will begin the regular season with a nonconference series against Quinnipiac University at home this coming weekend. Quinnipiac is coming out of the preseason with a 1-0 record, out-shooting the University of Guelph 43-8 in the competition. “They are going to be a pretty strong team, they were One thing will be certain for the Huskies this weekend; they will have to watch out for Quinnipiac’s senior forward Kelly Babstock. She has recorded 55 points in 2012-2013 and trails only Christine Bestland (Mercyhurst) for active leaders in points among Division 1 players. Babstock also returns for her senior season with the most career goals of any returning Division 1 player with 76. Hopefully the Huskies solid goaltending and defense can hold off this offensive threat from Quinnipiac and net a few of their own this weekend. The puck is set to drop Friday, Oct. 4 at 7:37 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 5 at 7:07 p.m.

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Julia Gilbert celebrates her second goal with her linemates.

After 40 years; Schlagel chooses to retire Mark Schrom STAFF WRITER

The announcement was made Sept. 16 that SCSU head basketball coach Kevin Schalgel would be retiring at the end of this season. Schlagel has been a part of the program for the better part of 40 years. He played basketball under former head coach Noel Olson from 1972-76 and became an assistant coach beginning in 1980. He was the top assistant for 18 seasons before being named the program’s head coach in 1997. After he became the head coach, Schlagel eventually became the men’s basketball coach with the most wins in school history. He has compiled a 321-149 win/loss record coach, and his teams have averaged 20 wins a season during his tenure. “There is a lot of things that went into my decision, not one thing pushed me to my “The timing was just right. We are coming up on an early signing period, and I can’t, in good faith, recruit kids knowing that I wasn’t going to be here. So we have told everybody what is going on and we tried to paint the best picture that we can for them to help Last season, the Huskies earned the

NSIC North Division Championship. It was also after winning said title, that the thought of retirement may have crossed Schlagel’s mind. “When we won the conference championship last season, during the celebration, I just thought maybe it was time for someone

asked when the thought of retirement may have crossed his mind. “It was my decision all the way. I talked it over with my family. It was hard for my daughter, and my wife took it a little better, but everyone was certainly on board with the The Huskies will begin a long and extensive search for Schlagel’s successor. SCSU Athletic Director Heather Weems said a national search for Schlagel’s replacement will begin sometime during this upcoming season. Schlagel knows that the university has to head coach, but he hopes assistant head coach Matt Reimer will be his successor. Reimer has been with the program since 19951996 and he has been an assistant to coach Schlagel during Schlagel’s entire tenure as head coach. “I’m certainly endorsing Matt [Reimer] behind the scenes, but it is the administration’s decision. I’m hoping that the university

SCSU rugby ends up in a draw against Mankato

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Coach Schlagel will be missed after his departure from the team that he’s been a part of for 40 years. “I hope we can compete for a championsaid. “We just hope that during the season ship again. We have a lot of returning players decisions will be made so by the end of the season we can be doing interviews and transi- coaching career we don’t have a returning All-Conference player. We need people to Other than it being Schlagel’s last season, the upcoming season will feature a numThe Huskies will open the 2013-2014 ber of returning players from last season, season at home on Nov. 9 against Northwestincluding guards Kevin Levandoski, Jordan ern University. Poydras, and Damarius Cruz. Ivana Sreckovic OPINIONS EDITOR

Rugby is one more sport you can come and watch out in St. Cloud. The Fighting Carp, the and the fall season has just started for them. This Saturday they were playing a game against Mankato (Minnesota State University) ‘The game went relatively well. We ended in a tie against Mankato, 20-20. On a traditional, rainy, cold day for rugby, we came into the game hoping and expecting to win because we won in our preseason game against the same team. We had some great tackling and ball movement, yet a few costly mistakes hurt in the end,’’ said St. Cloud State Men’s Rugby President, Reid Larson. Larson especially complimented team’s prop, Tom Casey, and scrum-half, Charley Nguyen. Both of them scored a try in this game. ‘’They played great and it was a fun game. We were disappointed in the score, but we still have a lot of rugby left. Our next home game is on Oct. 13.’’ When it comes to this fall season, ‘’We won hoping to get many more wins with the talent

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The SCSU rugby squad bounced back strong after a tough loss last week.

Last Saturday’s game was really hard for our team. They were playing with University of Minnesota Duluth and it didn’t go the way they had hoped it would. ‘’We did take a tough loss to Duluth a week ago that will set back our hopes for a run at playoffs,’’ Larson said. Also, he emphasized that they didn’t get as many recruits as they expected. They are constantly trying to recruit more people to join the team and the sport of rugby. ‘’We do have a great group of guys and we hope we can make the best of the season and

grow as a team and as a brotherhood.’’ The main difference between this and last year for this team, is that they have more committed players this year. ‘’Players that have a true want to win and We feel like this year we can really make a bigger impact in our conference and hopefully get to a point where we can move on in the playoffs,’’ Larson said and continued: ‘’In our game against Duluth, I would have to say that some of the key contributors would have to be the leaders in the forwards, such as Tom Casey, Luke Morgan, and Blake Fossness, who made a great impact in the game and gave it their all throughout the entire game even though we were down and really had a slim chance of winning. Although we did end up losing big, we have held our heads high as we know UMD are the Division 2 National Champion Runner-ups. They have a very good, experienced, and talented squad that will make a run at the championship again this year. “ They looked at this game as a chance to grow as a team and as inspiration to make a difference in the rest of the season while they try to beat the rest of the teams in the conference. The team has an executive board and a head coach whom all help with planning, fundraisers, and public relations. They try to have each member work on different projects individually that they as a group have decided on going through with and working on. The Fighting Carp hold training on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m. “When our Coach takes us through drills exercises. We also simulate game scenarios where we try to simulate how we will implement our game plan into whatever we come against,’’ Larson said. Anyone is free to join rugby team, they recruit new players all year long. All students have to do is to come and practice with the team.


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Moro ties school record; defense dominates Mark Schrom

to get 19. I’m just so grateful to tie

SPORTS EDITOR

Jack Moro was supposed to break this school record for most interceptions this season. He wasn’t supposed to do it in one game, but that is no longer an issue. Moro had three interceptions to tie the SCSU career record of 19 that had been held by Dan Neubauer (1977-80). Moro curseason. It marks the third time in his career that Moro has collected three interceptions in a game. “At the end of the day it means a lot to me. I didn’t really think about it during the game,” Moro said after the game. “I just was the quarterback, trying to make plays.” All of Moro’s picks off Augustana quarterback Trey Heid came “We knew he didn’t like to throw between the hashes. He kind of surprised us by taking some shots in there. I was really reading him, playing him and making plays on the ball.” but when asked what he would say him he replied: “It was really hard

Moro wasn’t the only story during the game, though. SCSU dominated the Augustana Vikings for the better part of all four quarters. offense and going into the locker room with a 7-0 lead, the Huskies exploded in the second half to beat the Vikings 31-6. The Huskies allowed only 139 yards of total offense to the Vikings, and racked up 419 yards of their own offense. Senior quarterback Phillip passing and one rushing. Klaphake

and we like to play fast. In order for us to play fast, that means our

together like that, and run the ball the way we did, makes it demoralizing for the other team. The long said Klaphake. Klaphake scored the third touchdown on the night on a 50yard catch-and-run to Dan Brown, with 1:43 left in the third, to put After that, the defense took

for a loss totaling ten yards. Putrah led the defense to a

career rushing yards. Klaphake’s rushing touchdown after coming out in the second half Klaphake hit Renard Robinson for a nine yard touchdown pass to extend the lead to 14-0. Robinson with three receptions for 43 yards and a touchdown. 84 yards, and took 7:10 off the clock. “It was huge for us. It took a lot of weight off our defense,

ball after sacking Heid. Next week, SCSU puts its undefeated record on the line against the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs. UMD is ranked number 13 in the nation. SCSU is ranked number The game takes place Oct. 5 at 1:00 p.m.

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Jack Moro is one interception away from breaking Dan Neubauer’s record set from 1977-80.

Vikings stunned by Browns; Head to London 0-3 vs. Steelers

ended up in a 33-yard scamper deep into

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resulted in a touchdown, both plays helping the

The Minnesota Vikings let yet another

The Vikings’ defense continued to create is due to the Browns’ defense as well, keeping two picks thrown by Hoyer. The third interception by Vikings linebacker Erin Henderson

The Vikings, who came into the game as of the game. This story is becoming a regular to seal the deal against their opponents. This down pass to rookie tight end Jordan Cameron with 51 seconds left to play. Cameron, who is becoming one of the league’s premier tight ends early on in the

8-yard touchdown run. Ponder ran for two touchdowns on the day, both on designed quarterback draws inside the Browns’ ten yard line, displaying his ability to run the ball as well. But he continued to turn

of Hoyer’s touchdown passes Sunday. Nobody into the game, starting a third-string quarterlar season game in his career. Along with that, the apparent cornerstone of their franchise in running back Trent Richardson was traded

was not meant to be. As the old cliché goes: ‘I guess that’s why they play the game’. The Vikings’ secondary continues to struggle to stop opposing offenses in the passmost importantly, were once again inept when to seal a win. The Browns played like a team that had nothing to lose, pulling off a fake punt which

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The secondary wasn’t the only place to point the blame after the conclusion of the game, as the offense was not able to put the game away in the second half. Going three-and-out six times, twice in the fourth quarter when putting points on the board was at a premium to pad Adrian Peterson was, once again, pretty quiet for most of the day, carrying the ball a

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that’s on the verge of starting the season off 0-4. feited a home game at Mall of America Field, so therefore are designated as the home team. into the matchup with home losses to Chicago

longer than nine yards all game and also was credited with a lost fumble in the second half. The Vikings, who now stand with a dismal record of 0-3, face another 0-3 team and AFC North opponent in the Pittsburgh Steelers. An almost unthinkable storyline to the game at the beginning of the season, as both teams were

Cincinnati. The biggest story heading into the Sunday’s game for the Vikings is the starting of backup quarterback Matt Cassel. Cassel, who was signed as a free agent during the offseason, nesota Viking. Cassel began his career out of USC as a backup to New England’s Tom

games in. This game has quite an interesting twist to it as both teams head to London to

job with Kansas City, which didn’t exactly go

wins during his time with the Chiefs, which resulted in his release after last season. Cassel gets the nod as Ponder is suffering from a rib injury, which was acquired late

teams who begin their season with a 0-4 record

so you can guess the odds of a 0-4 team rallying to the playoffs. It may be only Week 4, but death scenario this Sunday.

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