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Students showcase academic research, interests at IdeaFest Josie Flatgard
April 8 brought undergraduate and graduate students of various disciplines together for the first day of IdeaFest 2014. The annual event allows students to display their research, creativity and academic engagement through oral and poster presentations, live performances, readings and exhibits. Poster session 1 of IdeaFest took place 1:30 – 3 p.m. Tuesday. Graduate student Michelle While collaborated with Chris Chiller and Angela Alanson Chiller on a project. Their presentation, called "Low Background Assays at Sanford Underground Research Facility," involved a low-background counter stored at almost
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a mile underground to count radiation at the Homestake mine in Lead. “We ended up with a factor of 10 improvement on sensitivity which makes this detector one of the most sensitive in the world,” While said. “We’re the first and only ones who have ever done it.” The primary use of the detector is for rare events, Ward said. Copper and lead bricks were placed around the detector to stop neutrons from getting into it and to stop any radiation from occurring. Chair of the IdeaFest planning committee Brian Burrell said the event is a chance for students to learn and excel in a different way than usual. “The whole benefit of doing research or whatever kind of scholarship you’re doing, is it’s a greater, more in-depth educational experience than it is just sitting in a class,” Burrell said. He said there are set to be 224 presenters both days with a total of about 400 people helping with the projects and research, each who have benefited from the event. MALACHI PETERSEN I THE VOLANTE
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President of the International Students' Club Didarul Islam Manik serves traditional Bangledesh cuisine at the Festival of Nations event in the MUC April 6.
Dakotathon breaks history, raises $56,205 for CMN Volante Staff Volante@usd.edu
The University of South Dakota’s Dance Marathon event raised more than $56,200 this weekend for Sanford Children's Hospital in Sioux Falls, the region's only Children's Miracle Network hospital. This was nearly $6,000 more than last year’s fundraiser. The 24-hour event at USD, known nationally as Dance Marathon, is a student-run philanthropy held around the country that raises money for the Children's Miracle Network. USD Dakotathon is the largest student-run philanthropy in the state and is in its 17th
Festival of Nations serves as 'bridge' to cultural exchange
year at the university. Junior Allie Buss, a morale captain for the fundraiser, is in her third year of participating in Dakotathon. "It's a day to celebrate all the kids and what they've overcome in their lives. We get to hear the families' stories — it's moving," Buss said. For senior Ashley Nelson, co-overall chair of philanthropy, the yearly charitable event is the same as it always has been, only under a different name. This year, it was renamed Dakotathon to reflect the names of other South DakoSEE DANCE, PAGE A8
More than 150 strangers held hands, stepping to the beat of the drums in an attempt to perform their own version of a Native American circle dance. They stretched through the entire Muenster University Center Ballroom April 6 doing this; stumbling, laughing, keeping time. Angelica Gabriel, director of Wesley Campus in Vermillion, was alongside her Haitian husband, Raphaél Gabriel, for the dance — one of many activities featured at this year's Festival of Nations. "I don't know what heaven looks like, but I'd like to think it's something like this," she said. There was traditional food, clothing and performances from around the world throughout the three-hour event hosted at the University of South Dakota by the International Student Club. At least 15 food stations were featured with dishes ranging from a French beef bourguignon to the Haitian rice and beans with red sauce
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Participants in the Festival of Nations perform a traditional dance from India April 6 in the Muenster University Center Ballroom.
on the side. About 30 nationalities were represented around the ball-
room, said ISC adviser Carrie Prentice, associate professor in communications studies.
This is the sixth festival Prentice has overseen. Each year, she said, between the "food, beautiful clothes, music and laughter," this event promotes a greater respect between cultures. "Maybe this sounds cheesy, but this is how we make peace in the world," Prentice said. Tickets sold for $12 per adult, and proceeds went to event expenditures, ISC and a scholarship designated for international students, Prentice said. Festival of Nations is "a bridge" between the local and international community in the region, said ISC President Didarul Islam Manik, a USD graduate student. "The celebration is engaging, full of energy and not just embrace, but exchange each other's traditions," he said. Manik is from Bangladesh, and has been in the United States for about nine months. But he said he has great initiative to lead these kind of cultural exchanges, a trait that perhaps led to his election as ISC president after only 15 SEE NATIONS, PAGE A8
Academic Affairs office continues to weigh professor evaluation switch Austin Ashlock
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A Dakotathon participant twirls a glow stick Sunday April 6 in the Muenster University Center ballroom.
A shorter professor evaluation form could be approved by Academic Affairs at the University of South Dakota by the end of the semester, interim Provost Kurt Hackemer said. The current diagnostic form of evaluations, which is 47 questions long, could potentially be replaced by a shortened 18 question evaluation, pending approval
by Academic Affairs. " T h i s would go into effect for the fall 2014 semester," Hackemer said. The disHACKEMER cussion to s h o r t e n professor evaluations format was brought up by the deans in winter 2013 after questions were raised about
student fatigue while filling out the evaluations. Since then, USD Academic Affairs and Hackemer have looked into whether the long and short format effects the data it provides. "What we know based on stat analysis is that both forms are equally good at telling us whether the course is a good course," Hackemer said. "What we know in terms of measuring the quality of
a course or subject, there is no difference in what long and short forms can do. But statistically, this is something the developers or the form back up." Senior Sarah Merrigan is studying to become a teacher and said shortening the professor evaluations would be beneficial in making up for those who rush through evaluations, and don't take them SEE FORMS, PAGE A7
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CAMPUS & CITYDigest First dean of USD Medical School, Karl Wegner, dies Miller Funeral Home Sioux Falls, S.D.
Karl Heinrich Wegner, the first dean of the School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota, died April 4, 2014, at the Dougherty Hospice House. Wegner was born January 5, 1930, the second son of Nell Norbeck Wegner and Lester F. Wegner. He grew up in Pierre, SD. After attending Yale, serving in the Nacvy and attending Harvard Medical School, Wegner and family returned to South Dakota in 1962 when he accepted the appointment of Chief of Pathology, Sioux Valley Hospital, as well as the opportunity to develop a private practice in pathology, and join the voluntary faculty of the then two year basic sciences School of Medicine at USD. Over the ensuing years, the hospital position grew
and his teaching time and academic appointm e n t s expanded from Assistant Professor of WEGNER Pa t h o l o g y and Associate Professor of Medicine to Chair, Department of Pathology and Professor of Pathology. In August, 1973, Heinrich became dean of the two year school at USD. Meanwhile, Wegner recruited increasing numbers of pathologist associates to join the Laboratory of Clinical Medicine (LCM), a rapidly expanding practice based in SD, MN, IA, and NE, and instituted a fully accredited four year pathology residency at what had become the largest then known private pathology practice in the
US. Wegner accepted the deanship at the medical school and the vice-presidency of Health Affairs at USD on the condition that he would lead a final drive to convert the school into a full four-year-degreegranting program. The two-year school was facing increasing problems of inadequate funding, transferring its students to out-of-state institutions and attempting to recruit new physicians to return to practice in South Dakota, which had the lowest physician to population ratio in the country. University president Richard Bowen, the SD Board of Regents, Gov. Richard Kneip, the SD State Medical Association, and interested citizens and physicians all joined with a well-organized legislative study committee chaired by Senator Harvey Wollman
to seek legislative approval for the degree-granting program. This succeeded in the passage of degree-granting legislation in the February 1974 session. Dr. Wegner worked tirelessly in SD, in Chicago, and in Washington, DC, in obtaining necessary AMA and federal support for the new Program, then seeking provisional and final national accreditation, creating six new clinical departments and numerous specialty sections, recruiting both in SD and nationwide, in negotiating statewide support and participation of SD hospitals, and in initiating appropriate new residency training programs for the school on a statewide basis. Read the full obituary online at www.volanteonline.com
Vermillion police blotter >> April 2 - April 8
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April 2 A woman was arrested for domestic assault after police received reports of a dispute between the woman and her adult daughter on East Duke Street. The woman in question was found intoxicated when officers arrived and assaulted her daughter in front of the police.
April 5 Police arrested a woman for threatening another woman and additional charges of trespass were referred to the State's Attorney after calls that the woman had entered the caller’s residence on East Duke Street. The caller told the woman to leave, but she refused.
Officers arrested a woman for domestic assault along East Duke Street after police received calls that two women, who were living together, were fighting over one of them moving out. When one of the women asked for the key to residence, the other threatened to assault her. According to police, the woman had a history of violence.
Police were notified of a possible fraud scheme after reports of someone receiving a call claiming her credit card had been compromised. The automated call then asked for bank account information to verify her identity. After hanging up, the caller notified her bank and confirmed it was an attempt to steal bank information.
This week in Coyote History
THE VOLANTE Volume 138, Number 23 April 9, 2014
1975 A crash course in speed-reading was brought to the University of South Dakota. It spanned three days from 7 to 10 p.m. each night. Techniques for reading quickly and effectively were part of a learning called Dimensional Reading. The course would suit the fast-paced lifestyle, triple the average time a person currently took to read and improve levels of retention and comprehension. Cost for the three days was $60, which included the books and materials needed.
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1990 A $2,500 reward was offered for information that would lead to the arrest and conviction of the person who vandalized the Music Museum’s fountain. Vandalizing of the sculpture included the breaking of the violin bow of a violin in the hand of the player. The amount of the reward equaled the estimated cost of repair at $2,500. The sculpture had also been vandalized two years prior after being there for one year. The act of vandalism would be a felony, which carried a penalty of 10 years in prison, a $10,000 fine or both.
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nizational change. He transferred to the Department of Political Science in 2002. He earned his Ph.D. in Public Policy & Management from Ohio State University and his master’s degree in Public Administration and bachelor’s degree from USD.
Online accounting program ranked No. 2
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University of South Dakota musicians play their clarinets at a recital in the Colton Recital Hall located in the Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts April 8.
Symposium to offer Missouri River research Researchers will offer information about the Missouri River at the 2014 Missouri River Institute Research Symposium at the University of South Dakota. The event will be held April 10 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Freedom Forum Conference Room of the Al Neuharth Media Center. Federal, state and local organizations, along with USD researchers will address Missouri River science, issues and discoveries. Featured presentations will cover new research discovered by faculty and students from
the USD and Virginia Tech University. The National Park Service, USGS EROS Center and Vermillion Public Schools will also present information at the symposium. Presentations throughout the day’s events are free and open to the public. A schedule of presentations for the symposium can be found at www.usd.edu/mri.
Grieve and Card serve in new USD positions Two positions were filled at the University of South Dakota. Kimberly Grieve was named vice president of Student Services and Michael Card associate provost for Distance & Continuing Education and the
dean of the Graduate School. Grieve has served as Dean of Students since arriving at USD in July 2012. At Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio, her title was assistant vice president, dean of students and retention. Grieve was an English instructor at Monroe County Community College before being employed at Lourdes University. She received her Ph.D. in leadership in higher education and a master’s degree in education from the University of Toledo and a Bachelor of Arts degree in education from Michigan State University. Card has been employed with USD since 1992 in the School of Business, specializing in the study of strategic management, leadership and orga-
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The University of South Dakota’s Online Master in Professional Accountancy received top rankings in a recent report. A consumer watchdog group which reviews and ranks universities that are online based on factors of cost, quality and credibility, GetEducated. com, ranked the degree No. 2. The rankings were featured in the group’s 2014 “Best Affordable Masters in Accounting Online.” Offered online for the first time in spring 2012, USD’s M.P.A. degree earned a "Best Buy" award and received “A” grades for affordability, student satisfaction and public perception. Comparing course tuition and online learning fees objectively at 13 online Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)-accredited business schools, rankings were calculated. These schools offered 14 different online master’s degrees in accounting. USD is one of only two online M.P.A. programs that received “A” grades overall from GedEducated.com.
STATE Yankton, Vermillion fundraise with pie for abandoned area pets Yankton and Vermillion Hy-Vee stores are teaming up with the Heartland Humane Society (HHS) to raise money to help save abandoned area pets. A handmade pie sale will occur from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 19 in both towns as a part of their second event titled "Pie it Forward." Members of HHS will be offering strawberry pies handmade to be purchased for $10, ready to serve or freeze. The fundraiser is one of several annual events held to assist in veterinary costs for HHS. The goal of HHS is to help over 400 animals with their budget in 2014, surpassing their number of 325 animals helped in 2013. Pies can be preordered at 605-664-4244 or through email at hhs@ midconetwork.com with all orders picked up April 19. Proceeds from the event will all go to Heartland Humane Society in Yankton.
SD Board of Regents approves 2014 changes Resident students at public universities in South
Dakota will see no change in state-supported tuition and mandatory fees. Program and delivery fees were also included to be unchanged for the 20142015 academic year set by the South Dakota Board of Regents (BOR). The change does not apply to non-resident tuition rates or to selfsupported tuition rates paid off-campus at centers and for courses taken online. The state would fund a portion of the public university system's salary package and operating expenses. This cost is normally covered by adjustments to tuition and mandatory fees. Among the other changes, the BOR approved a new minor in social media marketing at USD. New certificate programs at South Dakota State University in animal science and theater arts administration were also approved. Minors in construction, film studies, health communication, events and facilities administration, engineering for precision agriculture and precision agriculture were approved for SDSU. A new doctoral degree in cyber security at Dakota State University was approved with plans for DSU and SDSU to offer master's degrees in analytics and data.
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Trevino paves way for diversity
SD steps forward for animal rights, passes legislation dee rife is a sophomore majoring in criminal justice and psychology.
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Associate Vice President for Diversity, Jesus Trevino leads a discussion regarding a proposal to bring a multicultural center to the University of South Dakota, Dec. 5.
When Jesus Trevino came to the University of South Dakota in fall 2012, he had a vision for the Office of Diversity, a vision that has steered USD in the right direction and toward an actual remedy for its diversity shortcomings. The associate vice president for Diversity has implemented numerous policies and incentives, the most prevalent of which is the idea of inclusive excellence. Inclusive excellence revolves around the idea of accepting others for their backgrounds and life experiences as opposed to the traditional ideas about diversity being linked to race and ethnicity. Under Trevino, the university has developed a Diversity and Inclusiveness Statement,
the first important step toward serious action about the issue of diversity by the university. Trevino has also spearheaded the Voices of Discovery Intergroup Dialogue Program, which promotes communication between various student groups, including those that have to do with race, sexual orientation and economic status. This has allowed groups to not only publicize their events within the diverse groups, but also gives them the opportunity to work together and form a more inclusive identity. Trevino said he includes groups such as veterans and gender identities in his definition of diversity, allowing communities to overlap each other in ways they already realistically do.
The office has also overseen the Multicultural Leadership Retreat and the formation of organizations such as the Muslim Student Association, Asian American Student Association, Latino Student Organization and Students for Inclusive Excellence. Most of these initiatives came in the wake of the 201011 Higher Learning Commission accreditation process, where diversity was listed as a concern for the university. Through these actions, the definition of diversity has expanded once again, and groups previously not recognized with an organization have been able to connect with each other. As part of this response, Trevino has strived to make the university a flagship univer-
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sity in the region for diversity. Through these initiatives, he has increased conversations about diversity, bringing it to the forefront of conversations. With inclusive excellence, he has brought these conversations past issues of race and has promoted the use of a holistic approach to diversity. Trevino works not only to get individuals talking about diversity and inclusive excellence, but to involve the university in on these discussions. With these discussions, the university is learning to look at problems from multiple angles, not just under the lens of race or ethnicity. After all, each individual has a different background, adding to the diverse makeup of the university — it just takes some time to recognize it.
South Dakota has recently become the 50th state to enact animal protection legislation, making it a felony offense to engage in animal cruelty. Considered a victory by animal rights activists, the law would address many different issues, one of the most inflammatory being cases of dog fighting. Despite the recent measures our state has taken to prevent animal cruelty, Abigail Perdue of the Huffington Post argues there are many holes in the legislation that need to be addressed, and that while South Dakota has gone in a positive direction by creating such laws, the fight against animal abuse is far from over. In her article “A Bone to Pick About Animal Protection Legislation,” Perdue claims most states do not have legislation prohibiting interspecies sexual assault. In addition, a new and horrific trend known as “animal crush videos” has recently come into the public eye. Small animals, such as kittens or puppies, would be videotaped as they are crushed to death, and even though legislation was created to make these videos illegal, the constitutionality of such a ban has already been called into question. Perdue later states there is a link between animal abuse and other violent crimes. Those who committed a violent act against an animal were more likely to do so against adults. There is also a link between animal abuse and domestic violence. A perpetrator was more likely to harm their partner if they had already harmed the family pet as a means for revenge or control. By persecuting these people, future criminal activity could be prevented and perpetrators could
receive the help they need to deal with their violent tendencies, Perdue stated. Most of us consider animals to be a part of our family. For many, having a pet was influential in their growth as a human being. It is difficult for those of us with decent backgrounds to imagine physically harming an animal that cannot defend itself. Yet there are people out there who take pleasure in doing so. For South Dakota to enact legislation against animal cruelty is most definitely a positive, but as Perdue stated, we have a long way to go. Sixty percent of Americans have a pet in their home, and thus it is extremely difficult to research and persecute every instance of animal abuse. Not being able to save every innocent animal is not a viable excuse for neglecting to draft stricter legislation against animal cruelty. Also, bestiality should be a punishable offense. A balance between heavier sentences and therapeutic counseling should be offered to perpetrators depending on the case at hand. Animal cruelty cases should be taken seriously — too often are abusers given little to no punishment for their crimes despite the suffering they have caused. For many, an animal is beneath a human being — their lives are considered less important than our own despite the fact that both animals and humans suffer when neglected and abused. We reflect that disconnection in the way we legislate against animal cruelty. If we truly wish to stop the violence and neglect, we would be willing to create harsher laws and dole out stricter punishments for abusers. We have come a long way in making it a felony to engage in abusive behaviors against animals. Now is the time to fill in the gaps.
Reach columnist Dee Rife at Dee.Rife@coyotes.usd.edu
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Commentary The mystery of Flight 370: Excess coverage and lack of knowledge DYLAN HUGGINS is a sophomore majoring in contemporary media and journalism. If you’ve watched or read the news in the past three weeks, you know exactly what has dominated the headlines. Where in the world is the missing Malaysian airplane? Over the past few weeks, CNN has made it their mission to stream breaking news banners all day about the story. When discussing just how much time CNN had spent reporting on this story, Dorsey Shaw, a contributor at BuzzFeed said “the network devoted 256 out of 271 broadcast minutes covering Flight 370 on March 12, the same day there was a fatal building explosion in East Harlem among other worthy news topics.” Chris Cuomo, an anchor for CNN said CNN has been over covering the story because “often in a situation like the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the job is to have more questions than there are answers, because simply not enough is known. So if it seems like we’re nibbling around the edges, it’s because we are. If it seems like you’re trying to avoid the suggestion of speculation, it’s because you have to.” If a big news story broke in Vermillion, The Volante would report on it, but we wouldn’t drag it out to the point where we aren’t informing our readers. There wouldn’t be excessive coverage like the Malaysian airline. The way the Malaysian officials have handled this tragedy has not been great
either. The last words said from the cockpit have recently caused some controversy. On March 17, Malaysian officials originally reported to the public that the final words from the cockpit were “all right, good night.” It’s now been reported that the final words were “Good night Malaysian three-seven-zero.”. If the officials would have come out from the beginning and released the transcript right away there would be a lot less controversy. Instead, they decided to finally release it before credibility took a hit even further. I can’t even imagine what the family members are going through right now. Malaysia airlines sent text messages to the family saying, “beyond any reasonable doubt ... none of those on board survived.” Family members became furious and called it a premature conclusion. On March 29, the Minister of Transport Hishammuddin Hussein said, “Even hoping against hope, no matter how remote, of course, we are praying and we will continue our search for the possible survivors.” It almost seems like they gave up on the investigation and then told the families there could be some survivors so there wouldn’t be much backlash. If a tragedy occurred on the USD campus, the families of the students victims would want to be aware of the situation — they would want to know what happened and why. One thing is clear: The longer this story drags on, the less and less those families will actually believe anything the Malaysian officials actually say.
Students lack respect for professors CRISTINA DREY is a junior majoring in contemporary media and journalism and English. “We never had that back when I was growing up.” How many times have you heard one of your grandparents, teachers or anyone older than you say that? This generation is accustomed to many privileges the generation before us were not provided with. Throughout all of the changes our society has gone through, from even merely 20 years ago, I have noticed a definite lack of a part of life that was extremely important back in the day: respect. For the past three years, I have gradually learned to hate the last few minutes of most classes. It’s not because I dread classes and yearn for the moment I am able to leave — its on the contrary, actually. As the days inch closer to graduation, I realize how much I love school and learning, and don’t want to be done. But in the last few minutes
of nearly every class I have taken, there have been a collective amount of students, sometimes only a few and many times a large majority of the class, who start to pack up their belongings before the professor has dismissed class. In one class I am currently taking, the students go so far as to start walking out of the room before the professor even finishes talking. I understand people have other classes and places to be. I’m not any different. But if you are one of those early packers/leavers, have you ever stopped to think how it affects the professor? Graduate student Lucia Carlson finds the practice inappropriate. “I can understand it if a student needs to leave early for some important reason, but if that’s the case, I think the student should address the professor about it, maybe before class,” Carlson said. “Leaving before the professor finishes talking is a complete lack of respect. Even if the class one is taking isn’t ‘fun’, such rude behavior is unacceptable at the college level.” If the situation was reversed and you were at the front of the class giving a presentation, I’m quite positive there wouldn’t
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Title IX unfairly neglects men’s athletics on national college campuses HANNAH NAGY is a sophomore majoring in English.
The other day I decided to look at the University of South Dakota athletics page for recent events to attend, and I noticed the men’s sports had fewer teams than the women’s.
Why? The answer: Title IX. Mubarik Musa, USD sophomore who participates in both cross country and track said “the school is trying to have compatible programs for the men and for the women so that one doesn’t neglect the female population. Title IX is the great equalizer between the men and the women.” Indeed, the idea for Title IX was to provide equal opportunity in every aspect for women and men — courses offered, equipment given, medical care offered, ect. — when it was cre-
ated in 1972. According to the article “Gender Equity Practicing” found on www.ncaa.org, it has three ways of accomplishing this: Proportionality the percentage of girls who attend the school have the same percentage of opportunity in sports, progress (in order to make up for the days when girls had fewer opportunities, schools added new sports for girls on a regular basis) and satisfied interests (schools have to regularly ask the underrepresented sex which sports they desire and add teams according to their
interests). Title IX may have initially asked for women to simply have equality with men, but as women outnumber men in college enrollment and their presence becomes more prominent in schools, does it really account for equality or women superiority? USD Sophomore Ashley Streich said Title IX is “really confusing, because I feel like it is fair but at the same time it’s unfair to the guys who want to play other sports. There’s always going to be a little inequality, and this just seems to be equal-
ity overload.” I agree with women’s rights as much as the next person, but I do believe in fair opportunity for men as well. As time goes forth, men have faced more challenges as women have exceeded standards in education. I find it a waste that we have the facilities for sports such as tennis, soccer and volleyball, yet we do not utilize the places to their full potential due to Title IX. By updating Title IX, I bet the USD could draw in more men interested in other sports and opportunities, which could
equal out the girl-boy ratio. Am I expecting anything to change at USD? No, nothing is as clear-cut as I wish it could be as extra teams take money, time and dedication to put together. Also, it is the federal government’s mandate, which isn’t something one college can control. I know one thing for sure: Things will never be fair unless people put their minds together to make a decision on what equality actually means. Follow Hannah Nagy on Twitter @aqua_nagy
Here you’ll find the weirdest, funniest and stupidest things that we’ve heard during the week. Context is for suckers.
“Set me up with a 30-year-old. I could handle a cougar.” — Volante Newsroom
“I blew my nose in my sheets last night.” — Chae’s
“So, are we supposed to touch each other’s bodies?” — Delzell Education Center
“I had my tonsils removed when I was six specifically so I wouldn’t snore.” — Volante Newsroom
“Right now, I only have eyes for that pillow.” — Plum Street
“Apparently, you swallow (cyanide) and you’re dead in 20 seconds — that’s convenient.” — Al Neuharth Media Center
IN THE KNOW: Sorority Kappa Alpha Theta is holding its annual philanthropy event, KATwalk, April 12 in the Muenster University Center. IN THE DARK: All money from KATwalk goes to the Court Appointed Special Advocates Association, which supports child victims of abuse or neglect. IN THE KNOW: April 9 is the University of South Dakota’s annual IdeaFest, an event which showcases the independent research of graduate and undergraduate students. IN THE DARK: Several classes have been given the day off in order to go to IdeaFest, so it might be more crowded than you expect.
IN THE KNOW: The Hook Up, a program which looks to dissect the student culture of “hooking up”, will be in the Muenster University Center April 15. IN THE DARK: April is Sexual Assault Awareness month, as coordinated by the National Coalition Against Sexual Assault. IN THE KNOW: April is also Autism Awareness Month. IN THE DARK: The Center for Disease Control has stated that one-in-68 children is on the autism spectrum, and that boys are more likely to be on the spectrum than girls. IN THE KNOW: Malaysian flight 370 has officially been declared missing and wrecked, with no expected survivors.
IN THE DARK: Officials are investigating a “ping” in the Indian Ocean that they suspect are from the crashed plane’s black box. IN THE KNOW: Mickey Rooney died April 6th. IN THE DARK: The actor starred in several movies, such as “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and “Babe: Pig in the City.” IN THE KNOW: The army base at Fort Hood experienced another shooting spree April 2. IN THE DARK: Ivan Lopez, the shooter, purportedly bought his weapon from the same gun store that the 2009 shooter, Nidal Hasan, did.
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SD Tea Party member stirs controversy, discussion, calls for less 'incentives' and more 'liberty' in US Malachi Petersen
South Dakota Tea Party founder Allen Unruh sparked tension at the University of South Dakota April 3 as he addressed issues like abortion, the Affordable Care Act and the current state of American affairs with students. Unruh's presentation was entitled "What's Right about America," and referred to certain aspects of American life including work ethic and values. Unruh said Americans have entered a period of time he calls "a crisis of values." "Incentives are what drive America. It used to be 'Give me liberty or give me death,' and now it's just 'Give me,'" he said. Unruh is a chiropractor in Sioux Falls, but is known for his role in forming the South Dakota Tea Party. During the course of his presentation, Unruh compared the Affordable Care Act to tyranny. He argued the takeover of the
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Allen Unruh presents in the Muenster University Center April 3.
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Forty-five businesses show up for career fair Michael Geheren
The Academic and Career Planning Center hosted the first spring Career and Internship Fair Thursday. Forty-five businesses showed up to meet students looking for summer jobs, internships and careers. Megan Lueders, manager of employer relations, said she added the fair in the spring because so many students graduate in May rather than December. Target, Sanford Health, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and the United States Social Security Administration were among the businesses that recruited at the fair. "There are plenty of jobs to be hired for," Lueders said. Wells Fargo recruiter Angela Bitzer said historically they have had good success with University of South Dakota graduates. "We have a lot of different opportunities," Bitzer, a USD graduate, said. "We are looking for good cus-
tomer service experience, and many college graduates have the skills we are looking for." Lueders said many businesses contact her with opening and internships students just need to look for them. She said Thursday's fair had a good mix of businesses. "We have a lot of strong employers here today," Lueders said. Junior Erica Kuharski has aspirations to start a shelter in Vermillion. She said her goal is to find a full-time job out of college, make money and bring it back to Vermillion. At the fair, she told the employers what she wants to do for them. She spoke to a few radio stations about internships and talked to a clothing retailer about making sustainable clothing cooler. "A lot of the fairs have been geared toward medical or the business school," Kuharski said. "I am glad this one has a variety of businesses." The fair was the end of
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USD students Tyler Tordsen, far left, Erica Kuharski, center, and Chuck Morrison meet up with possible employers at the ACPC Career and Internship Fair in the MUC. .
â€œWe're losing our work ethic. One hundred million people are not working in our country right now. How long can we exist this way when the few people that are working are out numbered by non-workers?â€?
-Allen Unruh, South Dakota Tea Party member
auto industry, banking, education and healthcare in the United States by the federal government is leading to a "run-away" government. "Central planners in an elitist part of the country are going to determine the healthcare for all Americans," Unruh said. He also took to criticizing welfare, and said Americans do not need it, and getting out of poverty is a matter of work ethic. "We're losing our work ethic. One hundred million people are not working in our country right now. How long can we exist this way when the few people that are working are out numbered by the non-workers?" Unruh said. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the current unemployment rate in the United States as of Feb. 2014 is 6.7 percent or about 21 million people. Unruh was also vocal about his fight to ban abortion. He and his wife, Leslie Unruh, are the founders of the Alpha Center, an organization dedicated to finding alternatives to abortion for teenagers. There are currently Alpha Centers located in cities across
the United States including Sioux Falls and Sioux City. Unruh said 33 percent of all pregnancies in the U.S. end in abortion. He said the "war on women" today consists of "people that force their decisions on women." He told students about a woman who he said was coerced into having an abortion by her husband holding a gun to her head. Unruh said women must be protected from "coercive abortion." According to statistics collected by the Guttmacher Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to the research and education of reproductive health and rights, 21 percent of all pregnancies (excluding miscarriages) end in abortion. Marshall Damgaard, a lecturer of political science and the person who invited Unruh to speak at USD, said the presentation was part of the class Political Science 415: Case Studies in South Dakota Politics and Government course. Throughout the semester, more than 30 political speakers are invited to engage the class.
"The speakers represent virtually every stripe of the political spectrum," Damgaard said. Sophomore Nathan Irwin said he enjoyed hearing Unruh's point of view and was surprised to agree with some of his viewpoints. "I expected to come in and disagree with many things he said, but I ended up agreeing with many other things he said including his point on abortion," Irwin said. Other students, however, disagreed with what the Tea Party member said. Joe De La Rosa, a graduate assistant and a law student at USD, vocally disagreed with Unruh on many topics. De Le Rosa said he went to the presentation because he thought there might be misinformation spread by the Tea Party member. "I knew that, because there was not a lot of people that they might not hear an opposing view point, and I thought it was necessary to be there to represent a different view," De La Rosa said. Follow reporter Malachi Petersen on Twitter @Malachi111493
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University students prepare to host first local March of Dimes walk Emily Niebrugge
Although members of the University of South Dakota's Golden Key International Honour Society participated in a March of Dimes walk last year, the group is hosting its own local walk this year. Members of the student group walked in the Sioux City march last year, but because all of the funds raised went to the state of Iowa, senior and president Catie Steir and vice president and sophomore Jordyn Larson decided to organize a Vermillion walk. "We came up with the idea 'let's give this a go,' — let's make it in the Southeast corner of South Dakota," Steir said. "I tried to get the ball rolling and decide what we needed to work on, which was more about participation, not quite fundraising." USD's walk will be held Saturday, April 12 at 2:30 p.m. with registration at 2:00 p.m. on the East Lawn of the Muenster University Center. Steir said the group is still focusing on fundraising, but their main goal this year is to set a foundation and get as many people included in the walk as possible. While the march falls on the same day as Pre-med Day and Junior Visit Day, Larson said those events will help get the community involved. "It's good to have a community event that isn't just a USD event," Larson said. "It's a family-friendly event — you're raising awareness for parents." Larson and Steir said their passion for the event came from a member of the group who was involved last year who had twin brothers born premature. "It transferred over to me,
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The University of South Dakota's Golden Key International Honour Society's vice president Jordyn Larson (right), president Catie Steir (middle) and adviser Ken Green (left) work out the final details of the Vermillion March of Dimes walk.
especially because I just had a nephew who was born premature," Larson said. "Research is so important." Kenneth Green, adviser for the group, said Vermillion is the smallest city in South Dakota to host a walk. "We're hoping our turnout is great, but we realize this isn't Sioux Falls," he said. "Hosting a walk here on campus will allow us to get more students involved." The group has raised more than $900, which is already more than the group raised last year. "We've been successful already in our fundraising because we've surpassed last
year's goal, but we're still looking to get more," Green said. The March of Dimes raises money to support programs which help mothers have healthy, full-term pregnancies, and it funds research to find answers to the problems which threaten babies. The March of Dimes, which was established by Franklin Roosevelt in 1938, has been sponsoring fundraising walks since 1970 and has raised $2.3 billion. Because South Dakota has a higher poverty rate, Green said it can sometimes lead to premature births because of a lack of education for some young individuals who may
become pregnant. "A baby born even two weeks premature has significantly more problems than a baby who was able to come full term," he said. "My biggest encouragement here is hoping to raise money to spread the word, and we can help solve the problems here." Green said members are just happy to have students show up and walk. "This is something that may have an impact on people," he said. "Showing up this year to walk with us is fantastic, and to raise funds is great as well." Follow reporter Emily Niebrugge on Twitter @ENiebrugge
School of Law, College of Arts and Sciences consider legal studies minor Nathan Ellenbecker
A legal studies minor, which would qualify under the University of South Dakota’s College of Art and Sciences department is an idea as of right now said Angela Ericson, School of Law assistant academic dean. Ericson said the law school and Arts and Sciences department have had little discussion on the minor or potential benefits it would bring, only that it has been proposed as an idea. “There are some nascent ideas currently under discussion, the law school’s legal studies options among them,” Deborah Dodge, USD Academic Affairs director of curriculum and special projects, said. “However, nothing yet has been introduced to university level curriculum review process.” In order for the minor to be implemented into the USD catalog, curriculum must be decided on or changed within the department. For the School of Law, since it is not a department, it would have to be approved by the school. Emily Haddad, associate dean for academics said the School of Law will have to determine a couple options for the minor. The minor will either need to be a stand-alone minor or use a portion of a first
year of law school to complete an undergraduate degree. “They’re trying to help students connect early on with the idea of going to law school or at least becoming more informed about the law if they are going to go into another field,” she said. First-year and Law Honors Scholar Kody Nelson said more curriculum with law studies would help students practical-
ly, even if they were not considering law school. “It would encompass a lot of case study material where you’d analyze old cases to help understand how to apply it to modern practices,” Nelson said. “It would also be a valuable minor to have for a job in the future.” Interim Provost Kurt Hackemer said the idea of the legal studies minor is one to con-
sider and provides benefits for USD students. “One of the goals is to make it clearer to students that we’re a really good place to prepare for law school,” Hackemer said. “If we can find a way to do that in the context of existing degree programs, all the better.” Follow reporter Nathan Ellenbecker on Twitter @NJE13
The University of South Dakota is updating the myU portal to a new design created for mobile phones, tablets and computers soon after the semester ends. The portal will be upgraded to current software, the design will allow for more customizability, and students will be able to make tabs and organize the information in a way they prefer. “It’s going to have a sleeker look,” USD digital strategist
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seriously. "It's the end of the year and some students just rush through it because they want to get out of there," she said. "I am going to be a teacher, so I like to think my feedback plays a role in how I'm taught, and how I teach after I graduate." Center for Teaching and Learning director Bruce Kelley said while the data provided by each form may differ very little, he slightly prefers the diagnostic form. "I prefer the diagnostic form over the short form just slightly, only because it would continue the data we already have," Kelley said. Kelley said losing questions could discontinue certain data points risen by various questions, but that questions in the long form are specifically grouped to rate a professor or class on certain topic, so consolidating the questions into a shorter form would still achieve the evaluation's goal. The Center for Teaching and Learning utilizes IDEA forms as one of the many ways to analyze the happenings and develop-
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“I am going to be a teacher, so I like to think my feedback plays a role in how I'm taught, and how I teach after I graduate.”
-Sarah Merrigan, senior
ment of professors in the class rooms, something Kelley said is not lost with the shortened form. "We will use whatever data the university provides us," he said. "The IDEA evaluations are just a small part of what we do here." Stats and data aside, the evaluations ultimately effect those inside the classrooms the most. English professor Emily Haddad said the shorter form is more preferable from an in-class standpoint. "I think the long form is kind of long and the shorter form will be beneficial in taking time away from class and could help prevent fatigue as they fill out dozens of these throughout their career at USD." Hackemer said talks with constituents and Academic Affairs will continue throughout the remainder of the semester, with a possible change in evaluation form coming at the start of the fall semester.
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OUTANDABOUT The Volante asked students how effective the IDEA instructor evaluation forms are. “I fill out my evaluations honestly. If my teacher isn't good I don't want anyone else to have them, or vice versa." Ashley Thompson First-year
“I sometimes question if the university takes them seriously, but I fill them out truthfully. Shorter evaluations would help for those with shorter attention spans." Matthew Runia First-year “The professors that get bad reviews time and time again are still here, so no, I don't think they are valued that much, but I still fill them out." Kory Novotny Junior
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The University of South Dakota mock trial team performs in the Muenster University Center Pit Lounge April 8. USD students may soon be able to minor in legal studies.
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Howard Thomas said. The site will also be responsive, which allows the website to adapt to the screen size being used. “It got to a point where it is so clunky,” said Ryan Angelo, USD web content editor. “Students were just turned away from it.” The new design is from Jasig, a non-profit organization which sponsors open source software for higher education. USD will be among the first universities in the country to adopt the new update.
University of WisconsinMadison has already upgraded to the new system, Thomas said. In addition to the design upgrade, Angelo said Marketing and University Relations will remove the duplicated information from the portal, and will also move content that should be public to the main website. “Some of that is really intended for a broader audience,” Thomas said. “We are going to bring it out and make it move available for a wider
audience.” Student Government Association external communications manager Sami Zoss watched a demonstration of the new portal April 2 at a Faculty Senate Meeting. “This is something that is going to be very beneficial,” Zoss said. “It is going to be more direct to the student needs.” Marketing and University Relations will be in the Muenster University Center Monday and Tuesday to talk more about the upgrade with students.
“Shorter evaluations would be good for the university. However, if they do take away questions, I hope they wouldn't cut down on the written comments portion.” Clay Hoffman Junior “Sometimes students just rush through the evaluations, so I don't have a problem with the university shortening them. But, the writing part is what makes them important." Tyler Steinberg Senior
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“It’s a great way to learn more about a field that you’re interested in. It’s a great way to learn a little bit more about yourself,” Burrell said. Senior Sara Mayer is studying speech pathology and did a two-year study titled "Utilizing an Electronic Assessment to Investigate Developmental Speech Patterns in Children with Visual Impairments," with assistance from graduate student Allie Burchill. “(The goal was) to be able to do more research with children with vision impairments because there isn’t a lot of research out there for these students,” Mayer said. They worked on the development of an auditory assessment of articulation and phrenology — seeing how students pronounce the sounds in words — to perform research on a group of 24 children with visual impairments compared with those who do not have visual impairments. They found there was a strong correlation in their assessment and in the Goldman Fristoe Test of Articulation already in place. Following the day’s events, the night’s keynote address, "Making Next-Generation Biofuel Systems Work," was presented by Richard Sayre from
days on campus. Vermillion resident Michelle Chaussee attended the event with her eight-yearold daughter, Grace Chaussee, who was there for a Girl Scouts activity. "As a mom, yeah, it's important to know my child is getting this exposure to other cultures at a young age," Michelle Chausee said. "I want to make sure she knows to be respectful to other traditions." International events on campus continue this semester with African Celebration Night April 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the MUC Ballroom.
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Non-traditional first-year Cody Reed demonstrates his group's research project entitled "The Rubber Hand Illusion" to sophomore Rachel Noonan at IdeaFest in the Muenster University Center April 8.
Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico Consortium. He discussed the advantages and constraints of biofuels as an alternative to fossil fuels and the best sources for these. He said corn may be an option for a source but not the only one as algae was found to produce at a rapid rate; it would depend on what is most ideal for the environment in which living. “We’re trying to accelerate a process that took millions of years and do it in a day,” Sayre said. He said biofuels have contributed to a 24 percent reduction in greenhouse emissions in the United States and researchers are working on finding a way
to make biofuels profitable and reduce the harvesting costs. Other events included in the day were oral sessions, a mock trial presentation, ‘politics of the vampire genre’ presentation, yote floats by IdeaFest members, a student presenter and faculty mentor reception. Events will continue today starting with the fourth oral session at 9 a.m. and ending with the keynote address by Ellen Gustafson at 7 p.m. IdeaFest is held in the Muenster University Center and is available to the general public as well as students. Follow reporter Josie Flatgard on Twitter @josie_jayne
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A Festival of Nations participant plays a traditional song April 6 in the Muenster University Center ballroom.
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tan Dance Marathons, such as South Dakota State University’s Stateathon. “It’s a way for us to be our own little entity,” Nelson said. “Sometimes the word dance scares people.” Nelson said the change brought about initial confusion, but by the second semester students knew Dance Marathon and Dakotathon were the same event. In addition to the name change, this year’s Dakotathon also had different morale dances than previous years, and the main event was a pair of dueling pianos. Other activities throughout the 24 hours consisted of a Fear Factor challenge which included a tin of cat food, a rave highlighted with songs from Miley Cyrus, Pitbull and Kesha and a fireworks display. But Nelson’s favorite part of Dakotathon did not come from the events, but from the individuals who make it a tradition to attend Dakotathon. “A lot of the families come every year, but their stories never get old,” Nelson said. “It reminds you why you’re here.” Dakotathon participants also performed parts of a morale dance all participants would attempt to learn by the end of the 24 hours.
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Participants at the Festival of Nations April 6 take part in a Native American circle dance in the Muenster University Center Ballroom.
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A Dakotathon miracle child reacts to the magician's trick April 5 during the philanthropy event.
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Dakotathon spotlights survivors Volante Staff
Seventh grader Emma Bader lights up on the Dakotathon stage April 5. She smiles, laughs and hugs those around her like they were members of her own family. When she was born — only 26 weeks into her mother’s pregnancy — her parents did not know if they would ever see their daughter in the Muenster University Center ballroom yelling “Happy DM” to the Dakotathon crowd cheering before her. “They used to call her the wild one in the (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit),” said Hope Bader, her mother. Emma Bader had five major surgeries before the age of five, and at four months old, doctors told her parents she was deaf. Hope Bader said her daughter was a fighter, and the doctors would say to her “You don’t know how lucky you are that she has attitude,” because it gave her strength to become the girl she is today, participating in activities like basketball, track, orchestra, taekwondo — and Dakotathon. Between the dancing and games, Katie McKenney, 22, shared her own story and how the Children’s Miracle Network helped her family. When McKenney was 11 years old, she had chronic
migraines. One day while playing kickball, she noticed she was seeing double. Her mother took her to the hospital where doctors gave her medication for a migraine. For nine days following her trip to the hospital, McKenney laid on her couch, unable to function. Visiting the hospital once again, doctors diagnosed her with Pseudotumor Cerebri, a false brain tumor which causes spinal fluid to build up in the brain. “My brain was hitting the top of my skull,” McKenney said. McKenney spent one month in the hospital. The doctors tried to treat her with different medications, but she was allergic to every one of them. “I got third degree burns all over on my body. The skin just peeled off in layers and my hands oozed. I couldn’t wear clothes, I couldn’t walk, I couldn’t do anything,” McKenney said. Eventually, doctors had to place a shunt to relieve pressure. For a few months she was fine. After six months, however, her shunt broke during a basketball game. The replacement shunt also broke. In total, this happened nine times. She said doctors were baffled by her case. She was first sent to the Mayo Clinic to be treated, to the University of Minnesota and then to a hospital in Salt Lake City.
From ages 11-16, every three to six months, she was visiting a hospital for a month at a time. At 16, her body, without explanation, started to regulate itself, but McKenney said her condition could come back at any time. During her many surgeries through the years, McKenney said the Children’s Miracle Network helped her and her family in multiple ways. “They helped me when I was sick a lot. They helped with getting my parents food tickets so they could eat in the cafeteria so they could stay up with me. They helped plan all the travel for doctor visits, and helped us with finding the Ronald McDonald House which allowed us to find hotels that had free busing to the hospitals,” McKenney said. McKenney is a junior at Black Hills State University pursuing a degree in special education with a minor in psychology. After college, she said, she plans on becoming a child life specialist and hopes to work for the Children’s Miracle Network. She is also engaged to be married next month.
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Morale captains and executive members go through the entire morale dance for the children and dancers April 5.
Waiters see promise in wage raise Timeflies show makes no profit Austin Ashlock
Despite selling over 1,800 tickets to Timeflies in the DakotaDome, high expenses led to the University of South Dakota Campus Activities Board not making a profitfrom the March 31 concert. “While we did make more on ticket sales for this show than we did on any other show in the past, expenses for the show were greater than they have ever been for a concert, so CAB did not make a profit on the show,” CAB advisor Nathan Hofer said. CAB is still waiting on the total revenue generated by the concert, Hofer said. However, CAB public relations coordinator Arianne Wunder said the lack of prof-
its does not phase the organization from it’s intended purpose. “CAB’s overall mission is to not make a profit off our events, but rather to bring diversified entertainment to the students and community so they can have an opportunity to have fun on campus,” she said. Timeflies was first major concert hosted at USD since rapper Mac Miller in Oct. 2011, a concert that drew approximately 1,100 to Aalfs Auditorium. Hofer said while he felt the campus reaction to the concert was strong, organizing a concert of the same scale might have to wait. SEE SHOW, PAGE B3
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Senior Nicole Chlipala waits on tables Tuesday night at Cafe Brule. Chlipala said how much she takes home in tips in a night can vary greatly.
For students living off tips earned waiting tables, there are good nights, bad nights and disastrous nights. The current minimum wage for waiters and waitresses is $2.13 an hour. If a White House initiative proposed in March were to come into effect, the minimum wage for tipped workers would be raised to $4.90 an hour, with a possibility of turning into $7.07 an hour by 2016. Senior Nicole Chlipala is a server at Cafe Brule. Chlipala said on a good day she brings home $60 – 120 and less than $30 on a bad day. Chlipala said an increase in the minimum wage would give her more security with
how much she makes. “It would mean I could go to work and know that I will not have to worry as much about tips,” she said. “If I have an actual paycheck every two weeks, making $10 wouldn’t be as horrible.” Chlipala said most customers tip, but with college students, the amount they tip varies. “I understand,” Chlipala said. “We’re all broke college kids.” Graduate student Jose Dominguez works as a waiter at Mexico Viejo. Dominguez said the change between the good and bad days with tips can be drastic. “It’s a big difference,” Dominguez said. “Sometimes it’s five times more.” Dominguez said a bad
day is when he leaves with $20 in tips for five hours of work, and that he makes $100 in tips on good days. “With an increase of the base pay, I wouldn’t feel the difference as bad,” Dominguez said. “Even then there would be more incentive for you to go to work.” Dominguez uses the money he earns from tips to pay for his rent. It takes a month for Dominguez to receive his stipend for being a graduate student, and he uses the money from the tips to afford rent, books and tuition for that first month. Dominguez said he’s had tables with $70 bills that haven’t tipped, but has also had customers with $20 bills that have tipped him $10. “College students really
don’t tip as much unless they’ve worked as a waiter,” Dominquez said. For sophomore Rachel Berte, a waitress, nights can greatly vary. During a light night with few customers she may bring home $10, while a busy night could give her around $100 in tips. Berte said the potential change would add to her income. “It would be nice because with tips you never know how much you’re going to get,” Berte said. Berte uses the money she earns waiting tables to purchase books and to buy gas, but said a bad week in tips would not prevent her from going home. Follow Braley Dodson on Twitter @BraleyDodson
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The hip hop duo Timeflies performs for students during their March 31 performance in the DakotaDome.
CampusEvents All Day
IdeaFest 2014 Location: MUC
Open Mic Night with host Jetty Rae Location: MUC Pit Lounge
Missouri River Institute Research Symposium Location: Al Neuharth Media Center
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9 2014
MediaSketch Trends to avoid this spring JOSIE FLATGARD is a first-year majoring in contemporary media and journalism.
Some rules are simply meant to be broken. There are so many “what’s hot” and “what’s not” articles out there, but it may be difficult to decide, as a college student, what to actually listen to. There are also those unwrit-
ten rules everyone should follow. When someone fails to obey these, the “offender” can get some pretty odd looks. Don’t get me wrong; sometimes those second glances are kind of neat to receive. Other times, though, it may be for the wrong reason, which is something that can be avoided. Shorts that are too short, better known as short shorts, will probably not be seen around campus all too soon. However, when those warm days do come along, it may be to everyone’s benefit if some things are simply left to the imagination. Fedoras may have been a hot item a couple seasons ago and
may be a nice accessory for days at the beach, but it may be best to put those away in the closet until they come back in style again. Those heavy scarves that are perfect for winter months are not so fitting for spring. Swap them for brighter-colored, lightweight scarves that can be found by not spending a whole lot of dough. As college students, it is perfectly alright if we don’t keep up with all the latest runway trends. We certainly don’t have to abide by that by throwing out last season’s outfit and trading it in for something hot and fresh. Don’t worry, it is possible to
recreate that look for the new season — spring being the main focus right now. Experiment with different looks and update to spring ensembles accordingly. Maxi skirts and dresses are in, along with high-low pieces as both tops and bottoms. After a bit of spring cleaning, a person may be surprised what can be found and how different an outfit can look by changing up the accessories, statement piece or foundation.
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Thurgood Marshall Lecture Location: Law School Court Room
Comedian: Pete Lee Location: Aalfs Auditorium
Movies at the MUC Location: Muenster University Center
March of Dimes Walk Location: MUC East Lawn
KATwalk Location: MUC Grand Ballroom 225
Movies at the MUC Location: Muenster University Center
Gesteland Studio Showcase Location: Colton Recital Hall
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Junior Rachel Osterberg displays spring spirit in the form of a printed dress and coordinating sandals.
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First-year Montanna Huitema dons a jean jacket, lightweight blouse and geometric-patterned pants.
Waiting for the South Dakota Spring 4 p.m.
JACKIE HENDRY is a junior majoring in contemporary media and journalism and Native Studies.
Dean’s Lecture Series Location: Beacom Hall
Lifeboat Lecture Location: Farber Hall
USD Brass Choir Spring Concert Location: Aalfs Auditorium
The Hook-Up Location: MUC Grand Ballroom 225
Tara Lombard Year: Sophomore “Take a light jacket, but don’t overheat.”
Nicole Janssen Year: Junior “Modesty. Keep your shorts long enough and keep the shirts up.”
“South Dakota? You know it gets cold there, right?” This is what more than a few people back home said to me when they heard I was coming to school here. At the time, I thought it was pretty stupid. The only difference between the weather here and in Illinois was that Illinois got it a day or two later.
Now that I’ve lived here for a few years, I still think it’s a stupid question. It gets cold here and then some. Spring on the plains is a numbers game. How many layers should I wear? How much will the temperature change in 12 hours? How many seconds do I wait at the crosswalk in the sleet before I try my luck against oncoming traffic? I’m always checking the Weather Channel app on my phone, but even with modern technology it’s a challenge to stay one step ahead of mother nature. I, like plenty of other people, strolled to the library last Monday under sunny 70 degree skies. A few hours later, I shivered my way back home under foreboding clouds and against 35 degree winds. That same day, Brookings was
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under a blizzard and tornado warning at the same time. As I write this, snowflakes the size of marshmallows are falling while robins chirp indignantly outside my window. I’d almost be willing to bet five bucks that the snow will be totally gone by the time this column is published. Then again, with my luck, we’d get another six inches and I’d owe all my readers a combined total of $10. In any case, a South Dakota spring is the true yearly reckoning. Everyone knows what to expect from a plains winter. I scoff when I hear schools back home cancel class and the windchill is less than 25 below zero. No, the true test is psychological: How long can you handle the hour-to-hour unpredictability when everything, including your calendar, says things should
be better by now? Arguably, this is a valuable life skill. If you think about it, things aren’t so terrible. We’ve already earned the right to the “Back in my day...” stories about walking across campus and back in any weather imaginable. And even though the weather is more of the November variety, when the semester ends in just a few weeks you’ll wonder how the time passed so quickly. This is South Dakota. It gets cold here. But it also gets sweltering hot. I just wouldn’t bet on
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Kayla Rye Year: Junior “Wear cute flip flops.”
Shauna Hase Year: Junior “Be comfortable.”
we could hold a show like Timeflies,” he said. “ Our budget comes from SGA, so a bigger show does not necessarily determine a larger budget as all of the student organizations are funded from the same pool of money.” CAB will begin a process of planning for next year’s events, and concerts will begin as soon as SGA has appropriated funds. Being made up of students involved in university organizations and communities ranging from fraternity and sorority life to theater, Hofer said CAB’s ability to represent the students’ wants is something he is proud of. “They have a wide range of interests and passions and interact with a multitude of students across their varying activities so they are very connected to what the student body is interested in,” he said. “I believe that Timeflies is an excellent example of this. While there is no single event that can be planned that will hit every student’s interest level, the Timeflies concert was well received and attended by our students as a whole and our CAB members were the driving force behind bringing that show to campus.” CAB holds a wide variety of on-campus events all-year round, including comedian Pete Lee who performs Friday in Aalfs Auditorium at 7 p.m. “In some ways, it is unfortunate that there have been many events that CAB has held that have had minimal attendance and Timeflies is the one event that people did take notice of,” Hofer said.
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“(CAB) is very happy about the student response to the show and I personally felt that the show ran very smoothly from every administrative aspect in the DakotaDome,” he said. “ These things do give us a strong base to hold events of this magnitude in the future, although, financially, it will likely be a few years before we can reach this point again.” Last Monday’s concert was the first time USD hosted an artist inside the DakotaDome since 2003, when Incubus came to town. Senior Laine Greblunas said she has been attending concerts in each of her years here, with Timeflies being the most impressive. “I liked it a lot more because it was in the Dome and it was really cool that they were able to put a stage up with tons of lights and big screens, so it felt big without having to pay that much,” she said. “If they can do this every year, I’d attend. At the same time I wouldn’t look to spend more than I already did. I would prefer something like this every year, but I understand the budget could be tight.” As far as revenue is concerned, tickets for Timeflies ran from $10-20 for USD students and $20-30 for nonstudents. Revenue made from the concert’s 1,800 plus ticket sales is returned to a “oncampus account created to provide for a major concert” Hofer said. “The money to put on this show took about five years to build to get to a point where
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The crowd cheers as Timeflies performs in the DakotaDome.
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Law students find success Braley Dodson
Prior to law school, thirdyear law student Swapna Kilani was shy and reserved. Now that she is involved in the graduate student mock trial team, she has finally found her confidence. “I felt like my voice didn’t matter that much,” Kilani said. “My persona is more confident now, because you have to take control of the courtroom.” Kilani was awarded the 2014 Best Defense Advocate award at the Capital City Challenge held in Washington, D.C. “Getting the award pushes me forward,” Kilani said. “It made everything worthwhile.” The Capital City Challenge was Kilani’s second mock trial competition. The competition was based on a fictional case involving an alleged bribery in a beauty pageant. This was also the second time in five years a member of the mock trial team received the Best Defense Advocate award, the last being Alex Hagen in 2010. “It’s a huge honor,” associate law professor Tom Horton, who serves as the team’s coach, said. “It’s an honor for the team, for Swapna and USD.” Kilani said she was initially shocked to hear she had received the award. “It took me a couple of seconds to get off my chair,” she said. Kilani, along with her mock trial teammates, spends multiple hours each day, along with entire weekends, reviewing evidence and strategies for competitions. For some members of the team, competing meant subbing out a traditional spring break for practice. “It’s a lot of time management,” Kilani said. “I plan my day around mock trial.” A benefit Kilani said she gained is anticipating what arguments her opponents might bring up. “We had to think on our
feet about what the other teams were thinking,” she said. The most exciting part of competition is the beginning of a case, she said. “When they ask for the first motions my adrenaline shoots up and you know this is it,” she said. “That’s the point where it’s all worth it.” Graduate student Shane Andrews was Kilani’s partner throughout the Capital City Challenge. Andrews said the competition was the pinnacle to their preparation, and he and Kilani have developed a strategy where the two mirror each other, so her opening argument and his closing statement are almost identical. “That challenge encompasses what we have been doing all year,” he said. Graduate student Jennifer de Hueck said Kilani’s personality comes out in the courtroom. “There is a confident feeling around her,” de Hueck said. A team success The team competed in nine tournaments throughout the season. Each competition has its own case, set of evidence and teams involved. At the Capital City Challenge, the team went up against teams from Georgetown, Cornell, Temple University and George Washington University. Horton said the team’s success this year has stemmed from the group’s initiative. “The strength of our team has been a really focused, competitive group that have worked really hard,” Horton said. Most competitions the team participates in are invitation-only national competitions. For the Capital City Challenge, around 130 universities applied, but only 20 were invited to compete. “It can be frightening as a coach,” Horton said. “Win or lose, I’m proud of our students when they do a good job.” De Hueck said she could
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Graduate student Swapna Kilani was awarded the Best Defense Advocate award at the Capital City Challenge held in Washington D.C.. Kilani, along with her teammates, spends hours studying legal cases.
see the benefit from the competition. “It was a really good experience at how practicing in the courtroom will be,” she said. For the team, taking on difficult opponents is all about the mindset. “They have the same information — what they have in front of us, we have in front of us,” Kilani said. Horton said the graduate mock trial team has set an example for other law students. “I’m very proud to see that kind of ethos in the law school,” he said. Mock trial also provides an opportunity for the team to apply concepts learned in the
classroom to real world situations, Kilani said. Andrews said the competition has helped him develop storytelling techniques such as analogies for the courtroom and his cross examinations. “Going into the experience, one of the fears I had was introducing an exhibit,” he said. “Now, it’s second nature.” Despite individual awards and honors, the team still places value on working together. “It’s all about the teamwork,” Kilani said.
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Taking a bite of the world: Featured recipes from Festival of Nations Megan Card
The sights — and smells — from the Festival of Nations April 6 in the Muenster University Center ballroom featured plates that covered regions all over the globe.
rice and beans with red sauce. This traditional Haitian dish, Angelica Gabriel said, is one her husband makes at least once a week. Raphaél Gabriel said he does not know if it is his preferred dish, but he said he especially misses the taste of roasted goat — a favorite food from Haiti.
Angelica Gabriel, director of Wesley Campus in Vermillion, met her husband in his native country, Haiti, and the two were married last June. Raphaél Gabriel joined his wife April 6 at the Festival of Nations to serve
Rice and Beans Ingredients and Directions
- 1 pkg. of package dry kidney beans - 1 cup of uncooked long grain white rice - green onions - beef bullion - garlic - coconut milk - oil or butter Directions:
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Angelica and Raphael Gabriel serve rice and beans during the Festival of Nations.
Pakistan Graduate student Nida Khokhar stood beside her mother, Sitwat Khokhar, as they served buttered chicken and Gulab Jamun, a milkbased desert in sugar syrup. Both are Pakistani dishes they made for the festival, but are the same traditional foods they eat around their own family table.
1. Place beans in a large pot with about three inches of water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 1 1/2 hours or until tender. Drain, reserve liquid. 2. Heat a skillet with oil over medium heat. Sauté garlic, other veggies until fragrant. Stir in cooked beans, cook for about two minutes. Measure reserved liquid, and add water to equal about five cups. Stir into skillet. 3. Stir in uncooked rice. Add
in other ingredients until a thick, creamy consistency. Season as needed with salt and pepper. Reduce heat and simmer for 18 to 20 minutes.
Red Sauce Ingredients and Directions - tomato paste
Germany Economic emeritus professor Benno Wymar knows good soup. For the past several years, this is what he has served at the festival for participants to try. German potato soup is his go-to traditional recipe, and he said its simplicity and taste are its selling points.
- water - onions - garlic - oil - salt and pepper - optional: green or red peppers 1. Sauté onions and peppers in a pan for a minute. 2. Bring water to a boil and add remaining ingredients. 3. Stir and simmer sauce on low heat. 4. Serve it with the rice and beans.
Potato Soup Ingredients:
- 1 lb. of meat (Wymar used beef sausage, but you could use bacon, ham bone, etc.) - four large onions - 5 lbs. of potatoes, diced - optional: sliced vegetables like celery, carrots or cabbage - pot of water - vegetable oil or butter - salt and pepper to taste - parsley to sprinkle as garnish Directions: 1. Cook the meat if necessary, or if using a ham bone, boil in the pot of water for an hour. 2. Make sure the meat is in
chunks and add with onion, extra veggies, potatoes, salt and pepper in broth until potatoes disintegrate and veggies are cooked. 3. Let it cook for about 1 1/2 hours. 4. Scoop it into bowls and garnish with parsley.
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mixture and deep fry them until a dark golden color.
1. Mix the powdered milk, egg and baking powder well. Add a couple of teaspoons of milk if needed to mix it.
3. Make thick sugar syrup and leave fried dark golden balls in it for 30 minutes.
2. Make balls from the
4. Serve the dish warm.
Gulab Jamun Ingredients -1 cup of powdered milk -1 egg -1 tsp. of baking powder -Might need liquid milk on hand MEgan card I the volante
Gulab jamun is served during Sunday’s Festival of Nations.
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Nida Khokhar serves Festival of Nations participating traditional meals from Pakistan April 6 in the MUC ballroom.
Coyotes win at home The University of South Dakota volleyball team hosted a spring tournament Saturday. The Coyotes won both matches against Iowa and Creighton.
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Coyotes shine at major rugby tournament Emily Niebrugge
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Graduate student Erin Krause runs back the ball from a kickoff during rugby practice April 8. The women’s and men’s rugby teams spent the weekend competing in the Nebraska Prairie Rugby tournament and came out with a 2-1 record.
Unionization ‘does not impact Coyote athletics’ "It’s going to open up Pandora’s box in a way that no one really knows where this is going to go. A lot of (athletic directors) are taking this wait-and-see approach.”
When the National Labor Relations Board granted Northwestern football players the right to unionize, questions for schools, players and fans came up across the nation. University of South Dakota athletic director David Herbster said right now the decision only affects Northwestern, and he does not see it affecting USD athletics. “It’s going to open up Pandora’s box in a way that no one really knows where this is going to go,” Herbster said. “A lot of (athletic directors) are taking this wait-and-see approach of what is the ruling, what is the appeals process going to look like and where is this going to end up.” Led by College Athletes Players Association and Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter, the labor union discussion currently has a fixed agenda. Being able to come together as a union, players will be able to fight Northwestern over medical benefits as well as other benefits. Head football coach Joe Glenn said the potential for players to unionize does not impact Coyote athletics at the
-David Herbster, USD athletic director time. “It will have an impact in time with Division 1 FCS schools, and I think we’re talking about the power five conferences,” he said. With USD breaking even in athletics the last fiscal year, athletes probably won’t expect payment soon. Herbster said that discussion is more for schools with profits in the millions – Florida, Michigan, Texas. If valued as employees, USD in-state student-athletes currently are valued at over $15,000 each academic year and out-of-state is only a few thousand more. Another added discussion to labor talks is inclusion of other scholarship student-athletes under an athletic department. According to national reports and legal discussions, talks would also jump to the effect on other sports, men and women, profitable or not profitable. Megan Hilson, a senior distance runner for USD track
and field, said there is an obvious difference in exposure between football and smaller sports like track, but she said that shouldn’t make it OK to provide more benefits to those athletes. “We’re all here working hard. We’re all here representing the same school,” Hilson said. “We’re all equal.” Hilson said the biggest benefit provided to studentathletes is the opportunity to get an education. To her, making life-long friends and competing are enough. Herbster said these studentathletes should not ask for many more benefits since they are “under contract.” It’s not so much different from an academic scholarship, he said. “In a way, they are, (under contract) as they sign a scholarship contract that says they are,” Herbster said. “But if you get a Mickelson Scholarship or Presidential Scholarship from USD, you
are put under a contract there because you’ve taken that money, and for taking that money there’s things you have to do.” Athletic scholarships and academic scholarships each have standards to uphold — grade point average, classes, programs or practice times. At USD, the money just isn’t there to have student athletes under a labor union, Herbster and Glenn said. Pay-for-play salaries — one of the longest-standing controversies in an era where television contracts and merchandise sales have colleges and the NCAA cashing in on college athletes’ performances — is not on the agenda for CAPA. Economists and sports writers said labor unions will lead to added pressure for payfor-play salaries across the nation.
Both the men’s and women’s rugby teams went 2-1 in their weekend competition at Wayne State in Wayne, Neb., the biggest rugby competition in the country. More than 80 teams from the U.S. and Canada competed. Neither won a game at last year’s competition. “We played very well,” sophomore recruitment chair Skylar Hortop said. The improvement, Hortop said, came from a mindset change during practices. “We have girls who seriously want to be in it this year — seriously want to play, seriously want to help out,” she said. “Last year we would only have three or four girls at our practice, and this year we’re getting 10-12.” Senior Patrick Artz, who will move into a coaching position for the men’s team next year, said the publicity of the tournament encouraged players. “You can go to any competition you want, but the big competitions with thousands of people attending are what make people want to play,” he said. “Sharing a common interest with that many people — seeing
that this weekend motivated people to come out for practice.” Hortop said the women are also practicing with the men’s team now to get 20-30 people together to run drills. “It makes practicing a lot better. You really learn a lot more from each other,” she said. First-year Taylor Middlebrooks said as a team the players are working on sevens rugby, which is different than traditional rugby because there are half the number of players on the field. “It which makes the style of play different,” he said. “It’s new to everybody and a lot of guys have other commitments, which makes it hard to get to practice, but once we get on the field everyone has a good experience.” Artz, who said he has been involved in rugby for a long time, has also seen the level of play improve. “Rugby has been a big factor in my life and is something I plan on doing for the rest of my life,” he said. “Club sports provide a way for students to build relationships, but also become healthy.” Artz is hoping to establish SEE RUGBY, PAGE B6
Matthew, men earn second-place finish Payton Randle
The University of South Dakota men’s golf team continued to put up solid numbers at the Western Illinois Beu Mussatto Invite March 31 and April 1, while the women struggled at the Georgia State Panther Intercollegiate tournament. Head coach Nick Hovden said the men hung tough in the cold and windy conditions. “They were right in the mix of things coming in the last four or five holes,” he said. “They put up a few big numbers here or there which ended in a second place finish.” Hovden said junior Sam Matthew and sophomore Jordan Rykal played well. Matthew ended with a second-place finish and Rykal came in at 15th. During their time in Georgia, Hovden said the women had a
tough time around the green. “They had a tough course and hard competition,” he said. “Ultimately it prepared them for this week.” The women traveled to Kansas City, Mo., for the UMKC Spring Invite April 7-8. They placed ninth out of 15 teams in the tournament. “We’re really going to have to work hard if we’re going to be able to compete in Texas,” Hovden said. First-year Brenna Lervick said the team drastically improved from the tournament in Georgia. “We dropped about 30 to 40 strokes from the first round in Georgia to the first round here in Kansas City,” she said. “We’re finally getting to the place we should be playing at going into conference.” Lervick is one of five girls competing in the conference SEE GOLF, PAGE B6
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Northwestern University Unionization National Labor Relations Board The National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency with the power to safeguard employees' rights to organize The agency also acts to prevent and remedy unfair labor practices
College Athletes Players Association Movement started by fomer quarterback Kain Colter They want guaranteed medical coverage for sports-related medical expenses for current and former players, secure due process rights when accused of a violation and to have the right to receive compensation for commercial sponsorship.
What’s next for Northwestern athletes The National Labor Relations Board regional office in Chicago ruled that Northwestern University's football players can be considered employees of the university, which creates a path for the nation's first college athletes' union to be formed. malachi petersen I the volante
First-year Grant Cambell tees off on hole 11 during golf practice April 8. The men will compete in Tennessee at the Tennessee State Big Blue Intercollegiate Tournament April 14-15.
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Offense vs. defense
Women’s Tennis Recap: The Coyotes traveled to Fort Wayne April 4 where they were swept by Denver 7-0. The Coyotes had six players compete in the singles competition. First year Dragana Brankovic was the closest to a win losing both matches 6-3. There were three doubles matches where junior Yamini Reddy and Brankovic were defeated in a close match 8-6. On April 5 the Coyotes took on state rival South Dakota State. The Jackrabbits beat the Coyotes 4-3. In the singles competition, Reddy, junior Rymma Maslova and sophomore Milica Pavlovic all picked up wins. In the doubles competition, the Jacks took all three of the matches. Record: 8-10 overall, 0-2 conference Up Next: Coyotes host Nebraska-Omaha April 12 at the DakotaDome at 1 p.m. Coyotes travel to Sioux Falls April 14 at 4:30 p.m.
Track and Field
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The Coyotes took the field for the first time in 2014 at the team’s spring scrimmage as offense took on the defense in the DakotaDome April 5.
Recap: The Coyote men and women’s track team hosted the South Dakota Snowbird in Yankton April 12. The team ran against South Dakota State, North Dakota State and Omaha. Junior Jeff O’Connell grabbed a win in the men’s long jump and 200 meter run. Senior Kyle Ballew won the pole vault, senior Denton Stephens won the hammer throw and redshirt first year Mach Dojiok won the 800 meter run for the men’s side. On the women’s side, sophomore Hunter Wilkes won the pole vault, redshirt first year Ashley Thompson won the triple jump and first year Danielle Waldner won the shot put. Key Players: Jeff O’Connell set the league’s best long jump so far this season. With the winning jump of 24 feet 1/4 inches. O’Connell also led USD to a 1-2 finish in the 200 meter run with a time of 21.59 seconds. Freshmen Zach Rothering finished second behind O’Connell with a time of 22.03. O’Connell also finished in second place in the 100 meter run with a time of 10.98.
Athlete of the Week Set the league’s best long jump this season with a mark of 24 feet 1/4 inches. Year: Junior
Hometown: Philip, S.D. Season Statistics
Coyote of the Week April 7
Placed first at the long jump and the
200 meter run at the Duals in Yankton April 6. Placed first the long jump at the Indoor Summit League Championships Placed fifth at seeded Long Jump at the Iowa State Classic
Career Achievements •
2013 named USDs
Male Sophomore Athlete of the Year •
Placed first at the long jump at the Arizona State Invitational in 2013 Made Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence in 2013 Named to the 2012 Academic All Summit Team
Up Next: April 11-12 at Arkansas John McDonnell Invite and Sioux City Relays.
NLRB right to unionize decision gives athletes a support system megan card is a junior majoring in contemporary media and journalism.
Hail to the union, the collegiate athlete union. I might be jumping the gun on this one — there are no college athletes picketing arenas with “More work? Less pay? No way!” signs, but a recent decision by the regional National Labor Relations Board could mean monumental changes to college athletics. The official ruling March 26 concluded that Northwestern University football players on scholarship should be treated like employees with the right to form a union.
SUMMIT LEAGUE Fort Wayne Jasick named coach of year Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne men’s basketball coach Tony Jasick received the HughDurham National Coach of the Year award presented by CollegeInsider.com. The award is presented to the top Division I mid-major coach in college basketball. Jasick coached the Mastadons to a program record with 25 wins. The team lost in the Summit League Championships final game., which was a first for the program as well. Jasick’s 25 wins is tied for the ninth most wins in Summit League history. Jasick is 52-47 in three seasons with IPFW. He holds the record of second most wins in the three years as coach in program history.
The impact: the potential for athletes to use avenues like collective bargaining to negotiate contracts and challenge the NCAA’s classification of amateur. The NLRB’s decision is not necessarily knocking on the University of South Dakota’s door. The ability to unionize in this decision applied solely to football players at Northwestern with eligibility and on scholarship, and is only affecting labor laws for private institutions. At USD, athletes would only have the ability to unionize under state labor laws — which are awful since we are in a “right to work” state. But it’s the potential that matters. The potential for athletes to have a stronger, united voice so they can have a fair share of the economic growth they help create at universities. I’ve grown up with a family
NCAA UConn wins NCAA Championship game The University of Connecticut men won the Final Four Championship game on April 7. Senior guard Shabazz Napier helped UConn defeat Kentucky 60-54. Napier finished with 22 points, six rebounds and three assists. Napier was also named the Final Four’s Most Outstanding player. Junior guard Ryan Boatright finished the game with 14 points. UConn led the entire game. and were up by 15 in the first half. Missed opportunities were abound for Kentucky as the team missed 11 of its 24 free throws. This is UConn’s fourth national title since 1999.
heavily involved with unions back in Iowa. My grandfather was a proud member of his plumbers union, and my uncle is a union leader for his United States Postal Service office. My mom — who is no doubt one of the biggest role models in my life — works as a director for the Iowa State Education Association. Support for labor unions runs in my veins. I’ll admit I come to this discussion with a palpable bias, but I’ve also read up on a number of Doomsday articles which highlight the very worst that can come from this prounion decision. They are as follows: 1. It would spoil the players. They’d be ordering first-class plane tickets and their own rooms when they travel. 2. Unionization would pit collegiate sports against one another.
3. It could cost the university a load of money. 4. And my personal favorite, unions are corrupt and run by the mob. Here’s what these naysayers don’t mention though — the athletes and what they sacrifice. Why shouldn’t a football player who suffered two concussions be able to bargain for better health care? Why can’t the soccer players with high GPAs and full class loads negotiate larger scholarship funds? We are not talking about “pay-for-play” here. Just like how the unions paved the way for middle class Americans to have pensions and paid health care, an athletic union is about having a support system for these students when their university’s program turns it back on them. Former Ohio State University running back
Maurice Clarett comes to mind as an athlete who could have benefitted from a college athletic union. He helped lead the Buckeyes to a national championship his first year, rushing for 1,237 yards and 18 touchdowns. Knowing the pressure he was putting his body under in his position, Clarett made a few public comments about supporting a “one and done” drafting eligibility in the NCAA. When Ohio State’s administration turned its back on Clarett, the fall was epic. He ended up in jail for armed robbery and is since attempting to put his life back together. Just think what a union could have done for Clarett. He could have received representation to defend himself from his ejection from the team and the kind of support required to overcome Ohio State’s bullying tactics to
get him out of the picture. We won’t know much about what’s next for the idea of unionization until the NLRB in Washington, DC reviews the decision, but here’s hoping they support the athlete and their talent, not those that treat these students as commodities. Let’s all take a note from the prolific folk singer Pete Seeger and stand behind these Northwestern athletes and the NLRB, because “Solidarity forever...for the union makes us strong.” Follow reporter Megan Card on Twitter @meg_card
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Philadelphia hosts 2014 Frozen Four
Redskins RGIII reveals his own logo
Blackhawks sit Toews for the rest of season
40th anniversay of Hank Aaron homers
The men’s 2014 Frozen Four will be held in Philadelphia April 10 and 12. The four teams in the tournament are No. 1 seed Minnesota, No. 2 Boston College, No. 3 Union (N.Y) and unseeded North Dakota. The first game April 10 will be Boston College versus Union at 5 p.m., then North Dakota versus Minnesota at 8:30 p.m. Both games will aire on ESPN2. The winner of the semifinal games will play in the championship April 12 at 7:30 p.m. The game will be aired on ESPN. This is the Gophers second appearance in three years. The 2015 Frozen Four will be held in Boston.
The Washington Redskins Quarterback Robert Griffin III released his own logo April 6. Griffin revealed his personal logo on his Twitter and Instagram profiles. The logo contains the letters RGIII in it, in the shape of the superman logo. It is white letters with a red background to it. Griffin is now the fourth Adidas endorser to have his own logo. Soccer star Lionel Messi, Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose, and Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard are the other three athletes to have their own logos. The company applied for patents with phrases from Griffin’s Heismen Tro-
After suffering an upper body injury, the Chicago Blackhawks have decided to sit captain Jonathan Toews. Toews will be back for the start of the playoff games. Toews has played in all 76 of the Blackhawk’s games this year. He is currently third on the team with 28 goals and tied for third in assists with 40. He is also sixth in the NHL with faceoff winning percentage sitting at 57.3 percent and is tied for 25th for takeaways. The Blackhawks are already missing forward Patrick Kane. The Blackhawks have only been without Kane and Toews in one game in the past seven seasons. The Blackhawks are the defending Stanley Cup Champions.
Forty years ago on April 8, 1974 Hank Aaron was in his 21st major league season when he hit his 715th home run. After 53 years of Babe Ruth being the home run king, Hank was the one to end that. The Braves management wanted Aaron to break the record at home. They opened the season in Cincinnati and the team planned to sit Aaron for the games, but Commissioner Bowie Kuhmn said Aaron must play in at least two of the games. This is where Aaron tied Ruth’s record of 714 homeruns. At the first pitch of the first at bat at his first home game of the year, Aaron hit the homerun that put him ahead of Babe Ruth.
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First-year pitcher Rachel Cue throws a pitch at softball practice April 8. Cue recently beat reigning Summit League pitcher of the week, Miranda Kramer, in a games at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne.
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The University of South Dakota women’s volleyball team interim head coach Leanne Williamson got her first shot at coaching the Coyotes as they hosted a spring tournament at the DakotaDome April 5. “It has been fun,” Williamson said. “These girls are awesome and work really hard. It is nice to have some quality teams coming in that we can really compete against.” Along with Williamson officially coaching, early arrival first-year Brittany Jessen got her first shot at competing as a Coyote. Jessen proved to Williamson that she is able to perform at the Coyote level and ready to step into the shoes of graduating senior Tori Kroll “Replacing someone can be tough. (Jessen) is dedicated to this and wants to be extremely good for her team,” Williamson said. “It is not about her, it is about the program and leaving an impact here and she has already kind of stepped into those shoes. “ The Coyotes hosted Iowa and Creighton, who split their teams into two. The Coyotes faced Iowa first, winning 2-0. In the next game, the Coyotes faced Creighton’s second team, where they won the first set 25-22 on a hit from first-year Audrey Reeg. They also won the second set winning the match 2-0. Williamson said she was pleased with the results of the tournament and said the team will look back at the matches and continue to train like they have been. “We served aggressively which put the other teams out of system,” Williamson said. “Our defense is able to play around, and with aggressive serving it is allowing our defense to be crisp.” Jessen said she was excited for her first home debut as a Coyote and that it is nice to be here early with the team. “I love it. It’s the best decision to make and I have so
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tournament April 21-April 23 in Keller, Texas. “I’ll be working on playing on outside, playing in the wind and all around on my game so I can be confident when I go down there to play,” Lervick said. The men compete next at the Tennessee State Big Blue Intercollegiate tournament
In the game of softball, the pitcher’s game can be the deciding factor in how the game turns out, which is why the University of South Dakota’s women’s softball team feeds off the success of first-year pitcher Rachel Cue, senior third baseman Lindsey Boyd said. In the Coyotes’ most recent games at Indiana UniversityPurdue University Fort Wayne March 28, Cue beat reigning Summit League Pitcher of the Week Miranda Kramer to help the Coyotes win the first game 5-2 against the first-place IPFW. Cue, who is 10-7 on the season, struck out nine, walked one and allowed eight hits. “I did well in that game,” Cue said. “I gave up two home runs, but my team backed me up and helped me get the win.” Cue started playing softball at age 12. She played every position before learning how to pitch at age 13. “I saw one of my teammates pitch, and I thought it looked fun and I wanted to try it,” she said. “I was really bad at first. The first game I ever pitched, I hit every single girl.” Growing up in Garden Grove, Calif., Cue pitched against some of the best high school players, head coach Amy Klyse said. “Southern California is the strongest softball area of the
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B4 Herbster sees added salaries as a problem, one that would create a professional versus amateur controversy. “Somebody asked me this awhile ago: Are they employees? No. They’re students, and as soon as we start looking at them as employees, not students, college athletics change to professional sports,” he said. “Right now, it’s not professional sports.” Glenn said days of change are coming fast. “We’re getting to the day where you’re going to see athletes getting paid,” he said. “And if you’re going to be paying football, you’re going to have to pay all the athletes at that university and you’re going to have to pay the women.” Glenn said scholarship athletes shouldn’t need any
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First-year Brittany Jessen serves in her home debut for the University of South Dakota volleyball team Saturday April 5 at the DakotaDome.
much time to come and train now — it’s been great,” Jessen said. She also said she loves playing at the Dome with the fans so close. Junior Kendall Kritenbrink also said she loves that Jessen is here early to train with the team. “Without (Jessen) here we would not have a setter all spring, especially coming in as a (first-year) setter, it is nice to have her here early to mesh with the team,” Kritenbrink said.
The Coyotes head to a tournament in Northern Iowa this weekend. Williamson said the team is competing every day and learning how to work through adversity. “We are playing some big teams the rest of the spring, so that will prepare us,” Kritenbrink said. “It is working us hard and working on us staying together.”
April 14-15. Hovden said the tournament will be a good warm-up for the conference tournament. “We are right where we want to be for the conference tournament, and we have a good shot at winning,” he said. While Hovden said it will be great to finish well at the upcoming tournament, he is focusing on the men he will be bringing to Dallas for the championship. “Five of the six guys going
to Tennessee will go to the conference tournament,” Hovden said. Rykal said doing well in the upcoming competition will give the team a good vibe going into the conference tournament. “If we play well it will be a nice boost and give us some confidence going into the tournament,” he said.
help each other become better pitchers. “We push each other to get better,” Cue said. “Every practice, we’re working hard and trying to show Klyse that we’re ready to start.” Boyd said she’s enjoyed watching Cue grow as a player this season. “Her mental and physical growth has been outstanding,” Boyd said. “Sometimes I forget she’s even a (first-year). We definitely hold her to a higher standard because her play is so outstanding.” Having a solid pitcher like Cue makes it easier on the rest of the team, Boyd said. “Even with runners on base, I’m never worried when she’s pitching,” Boyd said. “I know she’ll get the job done.” Klyse said Cue’s strength is that she’s at her best when she’s needed. “The stronger the opponent, the stronger she is,” Klyse said. “She likes to get ahead and only allow hits that she knows her defense can take care of. Every team that makes it deep in postseason competition has an ace, and it’s fun to watch her step into that role. We have to have an ace to win, and she’s taken up that role well.”
country,” Klyse said. “When I went out there to watch her play, I knew she was competing against some of the top kids in the country and she was constantly striking them out. The game I saw, I think she struck out 15.” Cue said she’d always dreamed of playing college softball and had offers from Marist College and Hawaii Pacific in addition to USD. “I was interested in the program here, and I came out and visited and I loved the girls and the atmosphere,” Cue said. “I visited Marist the same weekend, but the team here made me feel at home. I’ve never once felt homesick since I’ve been here, and it’s because of my team.” As a first-year, Cue said there was some adjusting to the play on the NCAA Division I level. “It’s a lot harder than high school,” she said. “There are a lot of better hitters, so I had to become a better batter. I’ve worked hard. Klyse has helped me a lot.” Cue was initially pretty shy, but as the year as wore on, she’s opened up, Klyse said. “We’ve realized that shyness is actually a super intense feistiness,” Klyse said. “In turn, we’ve realized she’s such a good pitcher because she is so feisty.” Cue said her fellow pitchers, first-year Kayla Fields and sophomore Madison Frain,
consistency within the club and is hopeful the members can develop their skills even more. “I’ve noticed there has been a big jump in the level of play this year,” he said. “I came from a background of pre-diabetic, and I lost all the weight and I became healthy, and rugby helped me sustain that lifestyle, and I’m at the point where I’m hoping I can instill that in others.” Although it is difficult for the club sport to get a
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more benefits, considering they are already provided their scholarships and benefits such as preferred housing. Senior football player Steve Tellefsen said the benefits of a full athletic scholarship and playing the game he loves is what matters, even if he isn’t receiving full medical help later in life or an added salary. “The full scholarship means everything,” he said. “Even if we don’t get fully paid, it’s a blessing to have a scholarship. College costs a lot, so being able to have a free education is a blessing.” At Northwestern, a full athletic scholarship is valued at more than $200,000 over four years. On top of just salaries, Glenn said conversations are even flowing around the NCAA about giving bigger schools more control over rules and regulations they abide under. “Over the years, I’ve always said that when they get to this,
who’s going to enforce the rules?” he said. “Who knows if someday they’ll be a part of the NCAA? Then they’ll have to start a whole new NCAAtype enforcement.” Herbster said these talks and changes could be ruining the integrity of college athletics, which rely on the volunteer commitment student-athletes show. “College athletics is supposed to be an amateur, volunteer athletics participation activity,” he said. “That’s a subtle way of putting it. To me, they are not employees.”
fan base and feel support, Hortop said, the team is closer because it is smaller. “Playing this sport you have to be very close to each other,” she said. “We’re also really close with the guys’ team, and I really like that.” Artz said the support from fans and the university is vital. “Practicing is key to any sport, but you have to have the numbers to enact gamestyle plays,” he said. “Levels of support from a public and university level is one of my main goals — if I can’t recruit players, I can’t have a sustainable program.” The teams are now
preparing for competition in Brookings set for this weekend, and Middlebrooks said spreading out on defense and an offensive line will be the focus of practices leading up to the competition. “Setting up an offensive line to keep the game continuous sounds obvious, but you really want to do that with sevens,” he said. “Usually at USD everyone hates the SDSU guys, but there’s a lot of fun with our teams we have a great time with them.”
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Members of the men and women’s rugby teams practice a defensive ruck during practice April 8.