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VOLUME 135, ISSUE 14 • MONDAY, JAN. 26, 2009
Landing the job
Writing the right resume
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Workin’ for a livin’: Jessica Pingleton, senior music major, is one of many students employed at Washburn. Campus jobs, while in short supply and strong demand, are a great way to mix work around classes.
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Students and faculty gathered last Tuesday to watch history in our nations capital.
Mario Scott was removed from the men’s basketball team for academic reasons.
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With unemployment rates for the state of Kansas at 4.8 percent and no turnaround in sight, ﬁnding a job and retaining it is becoming increasingly difﬁcult, but there are several ways to avoid unemployment. Knowing where to look for a job is a big ﬁrst step. The Topeka Workforce Center and the Kansas State of Unemployment ofﬁce are two tools that can be used to ﬁnd an occupation. Of course, some ﬁelds pay less than others, but they can give people a bit more stability while they search for a more ideal job. “One of the biggest needs in Kansas is actually a job as a hostess or a waiter or waitress,” said Megan Ingmire, director of communications at the Kansas State of Unemployment ofﬁce. “The healthcare ﬁeld has an amazingly high demand as well and should see that continuing to increase over the next ﬁve to 10 years.” For most part-time working students, ﬁnding a job isn’t speciﬁcally about ﬁnding something within their ﬁeld of study. It’s often about advancing their skills and developing good ethics. Not every employer is the same, but most share a few universal sets of work ethics.
“We’re looking for people who give 100 percent,” said Heather Johanning, a Human Resources Recruiter at The Topeka CapitalJournal. “If you’re loyal and are going to show up on time with the right attitude and are willing to learn, we’re very open to giving people opportunities. “ If experience isn’t the strong point of a resume being sent in to an employer, there are still some ways to sell the interview. Many employers will give applicants a chance at being hired even if their expertise is lacking in the position to which they’re applying. Many employers will agree that the key to being a good employee is an open-mind and willingness to learn. It doesn’t hurt to do a little research about the company prior to the interview, either. “When I get someone who comes in and wants a job, the ﬁrst thing I ask them is what they know about our company,” said Ruth Marstall, a recruiter at Westar Energy in Topeka. “If someone comes in a for a job interview, they should always read about the company online ﬁrst, so they have a little more understanding.” While businesses deal with the current
Richard Kelly WASHBURN REVIEW Resumes can make the difference between snagging a job or not. Unfortunately, many people haven’t been properly introduced to the correct ways of writing one. Strong resumes for undergraduate and graduate students usually include the student’s major of study, a cumulative GPA, work experience and internships. The list doesn’t end there, but there are some attributes about the applicant which are optional, whereas some are required by employers. “It’s deﬁnitely important to be experienced and have understanding within the ﬁeld that you want to get employed in and have that show on your resume,” said Ruth Marstall, a recruiter at Westar Energy in Topeka. Being experienced doesn’t always mean working in the ﬁeld in which the job is located. Many employers will also look at any time spent volunteering by the applicant whether and he or she has worked in a ﬁeld that is at least correlative to the position being applied for. “Volunteering is deﬁnitely important,” said Megan DiGiovanni, a recruiter in Human Services at CoreFirst Bank and Trust. “I don’t
usually hire someone who only has volunteer experience, but having a combination of both that and work experience can help prove very beneﬁcial. There is so much that can be learned through the value of volunteering.” Although the size of the paper, font and margins are all important factors to consider when writing a resume, many applicants put too much emphasis on these things. It can enhance the appearance of the resume, but it is not the key to getting hired. Still, always be sure to use proper grammar and margins when creating a resume. “Many people have this misconception on what makes a resume stand out,” said Kent McAnally, director of Career Services. “You could have the prettiest resume in the world, but if it’s without content, then you’re not going to get the job.” Using relevant information can also make a difference in creating a strong resume. If there is information that is not relevant or timely, it shouldn’t be mentioned on the resume. “If you won a spelling bee in 7th grade, regardless of the fact that’s a feat, you shouldn’t
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News Briefs • Monday, Jan. 26, 2009
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TUESDAY January 27
Friends of Women’s and Gender Studies Brown Bag, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., W Room, Memorial Union. Workshop, “Study Strategies for the ADD/ADHD Student,” 7 - 8 p.m., Morgan Room 122.
WEDNESDAY January 28
THURSDAY January 29
Study Abroad Fair, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Memorial Union. Crane Observatory Open House, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., Crane Observatory, fourth ﬂoor, Stoffer Science Hall. “The Underground Railroad in Bleeding Kansas,” 7 p.m., Henderson Room 208.
January 30 Kansas Day presentation, 3:30 p.m., Henderson Room 208.
SATURDAY January 31
Youth Dance Clinic, 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m., dance studio.
Monday February 2
Washburn Review at Noon. Mondays at the Mabee, “Finding Dawn” movie, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Mabee Library. Mabee Library RAP session, 4 - 5 p.m., Mabee Library electronic classroom. Mabee Library RAP session, 8:30 - 9:30 p.m., Mabee Library electronic classroom.
Tuesday February 3
Mabee Library RAP session, 4 - 5 p.m., Mabee Library electronic classroom. Mabee Library RAP session, 8:30 - 9:30 p.m., Mabee Library electronic classroom.
Wednesday February 4
Brown Bag International Lecture, 12 - 1 p.m., International House. Mabee Library RAP session, 4 - 5 p.m., Mabee Library electronic classroom. Mabee Library RAP session, 8:30 - 9:30 p.m., Mabee Library electronic classroom.
Thursday February 5
Crane Observatory Open House, 7 - 8:30 p.m., Crane Observatory, fourth ﬂoor, Stoffer Science Hall.
Historian to perform as abolitionist Historian and educator Anne Hawkins will relate tales of the Underground Railroad in Kansas in a portrayal of early Topeka abolitionist Mary Jane Ritchie at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, in room 208 of the Henderson Learning Resources Center at Washburn University. No admission is charged and the public is welcome. The event is sponsored by the Washburn University history department and the Shawnee County Historical Society. A native Kansan, Anne Hawkins received a master’s degree in history from the University of Kansas and has taught at the college level. Her historical study of black Kansans in agriculture appeared in Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains and she has published numerous articles on state history in “Kansas Kaleidoscope” magazine. She is a member of the Kansas Alliance of Professional Historic Performers. For information, call 785-6702060.
Artistic ﬂair: (above and below) An exhibit in Mabee Library displays the history of Washburn artists. Compiled by Allison Murphy, it shows Washburn alumni and faculty who served in the Art Department. The accompanying literature explains that art classes were taught at Washburn since the school opened in 1865, but they were part of the Music Department. In 1911, Art became an independent department and the Bachelor of Arts degree was developed.
Kansas Day speaker to discuss rural America The future of rural America, as revealed on the high plains of Kansas, will be a theme of a talk by Richard Wood, author of “Survival of Rural America: Small Victories and Bitter Harvests,” at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, in room 208 of the Henderson Learning Resources Center, Washburn University. The public is welcome and no admission is charged. A book signing will take place immediately after the presentation. The event is a Kansas Day activity sponsored by Washburn's Center for Kansas Studies. To research the book, Wood traveled the back roads of Kansas and gathered stories of residents of communities in locations most vulnerable to the blight of depopulation, such as Atwood, Ada and Plainville. He grew to appreciate the depth and diversity in rural life and relates with humor and insight the values of community and lifestyle that form the roots of America. The son of small-town Kansans, Wood is an attorney in Denver. He is a former reporter and the author of “Here Lies Colorado: Fascinating Figures in Colorado History.” - Campus Announcement
Anxiety Clinic to accept new clients The Anxiety Clinic at the Psychological Services Center at Washburn University is now accepting new clients. The Anxiety Clinic specializes in treating a variety of problems with anxiety including public
speaking fears, fears of interacting with others, panic attacks, worry, stress, obsessions, and compulsions. The Anxiety Clinic is open to the public and fees are $5 per session. The clinic is located in room 111, Henderson Leaning Resources Center. The clinic is staffed by students working toward their master's degree in psychology who work under the supervision of a psychology department faculty member who is also a licensed psychologist. The Anxiety Clinic emphasizes utilizing treatments that have been show to be effective in the scientiﬁc literature. These treatments are typically cognitive-behavioral treatments that involve teaching skills to manage and overcome anxiety. For more information, call (785) 670-1564. All calls are conﬁdential.
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V-Day sponsoring events in February Washburn University is hosting a movie viewing of “Finding Dawn” at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 2, and ”Men are Human, Women are Buffalo” at 11 a.m. Feb. 2 in Mabee Library, Washburn campus. The event is free and open to the public. “Finding Dawn” puts a human face on a tragedy that has received little attention. Dawn Crew, Ramona Wilson and Daleen Kay Bosse are just three of the estimated 500 Aboriginal women who have gone missing or been murdered in Canada during the past 30 years. Filmmaker Christine Welsh sheds light on these murders and disappearances that remain unresolved to this day. “Men are Human, Women are
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Buffalo” features Thailand - a country that is promoted to Western tourists as a fairy tale land of beautiful beaches, pristine countryside, cheap vacations, and a thriving sex trade industry, Thailand is also one of the developing countries with the highest incidence of violence against women. Approximately 44 percent of women in Thailand have admitted they suffered sexual, physical, and emotional abuse by a partner or a stranger. While these ﬁve stories are culturally speciﬁc, their commonality with the experiences of other women will provoke productive discussions about incidence of violence against women around the world. V-Day at Washburn University 2009 is sponsoring the event. For more information, visit www.topekavday. pbwiki.com or call Sharon Sullivan, assistant professor, theatre, (785) 6702246. - Campus Announcement
1/11/09 - Info. report, suspicious person, 1/15/09 - Info. report, disturbance, 1/16/09 - Criminal Damage to property, SRWC, report taken, cab called for non- LLC, report taken, referred to dean of grafﬁti, Garvey, report taken, photos students. taken. student, TPD escorted off campus.
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1/12/09 - Burglary, theft, KATS, report 1/15/09 - Info. report, intrusion alarm, 1/17/08 - Info. report, ﬁre alarm, LLC, Garvey, report taken, alarm reset. report taken, TFD responded. taken, Laptop entered NCIC.
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1/12/09 - Theft, Memorial Union, report 1/16/09 - Theft, Morgan, report taken, 1/20/09 - Theft, Bennet Computer taken, suspect identiﬁed, forwarded to suspect identiﬁed, case sent to city Center, report taken. attorney. city attorney’s ofﬁce. 1/20/09 - Info. report, disturbance, off campus, report taken.
Monday, Jan. 26, 2009 • News
Kaw Area Technical School appoints new dean James Ahrens WASHBURN REVIEW Kaw Area Technical School has appointed Roxanne Kelly as its new dean, a decision that will be effective Feb. 1. Kelly is currently working in preparation for her new position, where she will be overseeing all internal affairs of faculty members and staff. Kelly has served on the Kansas Board of Regents and was previously dean of instruction for Flint Hills Technical College in Emporia. External work will include interaction
between school districts, businesses and industry in the greater Topeka area as well as connecting these groups. “[I will work] to make sure that the institution runs efficiently and effectively so that we provide the kind of employee that our businesses and industries need,” said Kelly. One significant change Kelly will be dealing with is the combination of resources between Washburn University and KATS. Kelly said the affiliation with Washburn is so new that everyone is still learning how the two institutions work together. Kelly has been working with superintendents of Topeka area school districts, the
finance departments of both Washburn and KATS and other entities to help get familiarized with things so she is prepared. At the outset, Kelly will not be working directly with counselors, but her previous career experience has given her the opportunity to work with students. She says this work is important to her. “If we don’t have the students, we don’t have a reason to exist,” said Kelly. In a way, the interaction between the two universities is one of joining forces. “Washburn and KATS both have
always been dedicated to serving the needs of this community and the greater Topeka area,” said Kelly. “This affiliation just strengthens that resolve to serve the needs of this area. Workforce development is something that is very important to our area. Business and industry…need to have workforce that is ready to go to work when they walk out of our doors.” Kelly said Kaw has been doing this on their own for some time, but the affiliation with Washburn has never been formalized. As a result of this affiliation, Kaw Area Technical School will now be a unit administered by Washburn and will be governed by
the Washburn University Board of Regents. The partnership will provide the best educational opportunities for students “Students have a means to go from a technical certificate or a single course all the way through to a masters degree at Washburn or greater, should they choose to,” said Kelly, “and that opportunity is something that many students never thought they would have before, that they have now.” James Ahrens is a senior mass media major. Reach him at james.ahrens1@ washburn.edu.
Blagojevich impeachment McCain begrudgingly approves trial continues without him Obama’s defense secretary pick Christopher Wills ASSOCIATED PRESS
If there’s such a thing as a “normal” impeachment trial, the one that starts Monday in Illinois doesn’t qualify. The defendant, Gov. Rod Blagojevich, won’t participate. He’ll be talking to Whoopi Goldberg and Larry King instead of facing the state Senate. And while the Democrat acknowledges his conviction is certain, he refuses to resign. Blagojevich (pronounced blah-GOY’-uhvich) complains that the trial rules are unfair, but he and his lawyers didn’t try to influence the rules as they were written or afterward. After weeks of near-silence, Blagojevich has begun an energetic public relations campaign, comparing himself to the hero of a Frank Capra movie and a cowboy being lynched for a crime he didn’t commit. He said that when he was arrested on federal corruption charges, he took solace from other leaders who have been jailed. “I thought about Mandela, Dr. King, Gandhi” and that helped him gain perspective, he said in an interview that aired Sunday on “Today.” The full interview will air Monday, the same day the impeachment trial starts and Blagojevich is scheduled to appear on “Good Morning, America,” ‘’The View” and “Larry King Live.” Legal experts see little benefit to Blagojevich from boycotting the trial while refusing to resign. The decision means he’ll still be leaving office soon, but only after proceedings guaranteed to put him in a bad light. Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin said Sunday that Blagojevich should be defending himself at the trial because the extra media attention wouldn’t impress the state senators that would be judging him. “Barbara Walters is not on his jury,” Durbin said, referring to the veteran newswoman who co-hosts “The View.” Senators, and thus the public, will hear details of the criminal charges against Blagojevich. They’re likely to hear recordings that allegedly reveal the governor talking about signing legislation in exchange for campaign contributions. And in addition to simply removing Blagojevich, the Senate could vote to bar him from ever again holding public office in Illinois. “This man mystifies me,” said Ann Lousin, a professor at Chicago’s John Marshall Law School.
The governor’s decision to cling to office also surprises Dean Pagani, former chief of staff to Connecticut Gov. John Rowland, who resigned in 2004 rather than be impeached. The stain of being convicted and removed from office would be far greater for Blagojevich than the stain of resigning, Pagani said. A resignation would allow Blagojevich to claim he stepped aside for the good of the state, not because he was judged unfit to hold office. “It’s unfortunate for the state,” Pagani said. “Whether you like it or not, when a governor is in this kind of situation, everything grinds to a halt. There’s only one issue the capitol building can deal with, and that’s impeachment.” Resignation might even help Blagojevich with jurors in any future criminal trial, said one expert. “If I were his lawyer, I would say, ‘Why don’t you make yourself a little less offensive to people? Why not make yourself a little more sympathetic?’” said Leonard Cavise, a law professor at DePaul University. Yet Blagojevich says that’s not an option. “I’m not going to resign, of course not,” he told The Associated Press. “I’ve done absolutely nothing wrong.” Whatever the Senate decides, the criminal case against Blagojevich, 52, won’t be affected. With Blagojevich refusing to mount a defense, the impeachment trial could wrap up within days, ending a bizarre political and legal spectacle that began Dec. 9 with Blagojevich’s arrest by FBI agents. He was accused of scheming to benefit from his power to name President Barack Obama’s replacement in the U.S. Senate. Federal prosecutors also said their wiretaps caught Blagojevich threatening to withhold money for children’s health care unless he got campaign donations from a hospital executive and offering to trade state aid to the Tribune Co. in exchange for the Chicago Tribune firing unfriendly editorial writers. His arrest was the final straw for lawmakers, who had spent six years butting heads with Blagojevich. The House quickly voted 114-1 for impeaching the governor. That sent the case to the Senate, where it would take a two-thirds majority to convict Blagojevich and throw him out of office. Lt. Gov. Patrick Quinn would replace him, becoming Illinois’ 41st governor.
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The Pentagon announced Friday that Lynn will sell his stock in Raytheon. But he won’t Sen. John McCain said Sunday the confir- be forced to step back from decisions related mation of President Barack Obama’s choice for to his former employer. Instead, his dealings at deputy defense secretary should move forward the Defense Department will be subject to ethdespite concerns about the nominee’s ics reviews for one year, the Pentarole as a former defense lobbyist. gon said. The Obama administration conThe administration wants to siders William J. Lynn, Obama’s pick waive Obama’s ethics pledge for for the No. 2 job at the Pentagon, to Lynn in two specific areas: a twobe an exception from its own ban on year prohibition on employees from hiring lobbyists. As a lobbyist for participating in decisions related to Raytheon, one of the military’s top their former employers, and a more contractors, Lynn worked on matters specific section banning individuals with far reach across the Pentagon. from taking jobs in the agencies they White House press secretary recently lobbied. John McCain Robert Gibbs has said that even the “The fact is that there are a lot toughest rules require “reasonable exceptions” of talented people who have been in the lobbyfor “uniquely qualified individuals.” ing business that could serve the country well, “I don’t like it,” said McCain, the Arizona and I guess every rule has a goal, and that’s to senator and Obama’s Republican competitor show the government’s going to be run differin the 2008 presidential race. “I think it’s a bit ently,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and disingenuous to announce strict rules and then a committee member. nominate someone with a waiver from the rules “And Mr. Lynn has a resume that shows he that you just announced in one of the most im- could serve in a very important role now, so it’s portant jobs in Washington.” just the reality of policies versus governance,” But McCain, the top Republican on the Graham said, adding that he applauds Obama Senate Armed Services Committee, added: “I “for trying to change the culture of governhave asked to see which areas that Mr. Lynn ment.” will be recused from. But I think we need to probably move forward with his‚ with his nomination.”
Movie, political mediocrity is boring
ReAnne Utemark WASHBURN REVIEW The Topeka theatre ﬁnally got a movie I have been waiting to see since early December: “Frost/Nixon.” It was interesting to me not only because I am a journalist and a history nerd, but also because the team of Ron Howard and Brian Grazer do not often disappoint. The live-action “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” might be an exception. After purchasing the tickets for the 8:15 p.m. show, we noticed that the person behind the ticket counter had a sign that said, “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” was sold out. Being a Friday night, it is not surprising that a movie was sold out but what shocked me most was the fact that it was “Paul Blart: Mall Cop.” Admittedly, I haven’t seen the movie, but with Oscar season in full swing, one would think that moviegoers would use their increasingly small entertainment budget on something more substantial than “Paul Blart: Mall Cop.” Sure, Oscar-bait isn’t for everyone and often, the Academy picks overblown, overwrought movies that most people can’t stand except for the movie equivalent of foodies. For example, many columnists and critics said “The Dark Knight” did not get the credit it deserved. It was one of those rare combinations of critical acclaim and something that audiences loved watching. FROM THE But back to “Paul EDITOR Blart: Mall Cop,” the selling out of this movie was probably caused by the same sentiment that kept former President George W. Bush in the White House for eight years: settling for the mundane and mediocre. Pundits and columnists, particularly for the New York Times, heralded President Obama’s election as a reentry of the intelligentsia into politics. America elected someone who was an intellectual (nerdy, even) to help solve the problems of the world, rather than kicking in collective doors with a collective boot. Obama wasn’t necessarily someone you wanted to have a beer with, but that will probably be ok. The everyperson is, indeed, the everyperson, the average American – which is not a bad thing. The fascination with the everyperson in entertainment and politics is rather boring, however. Before it got canceled, “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,” satisﬁed my craving for Aaron Sorkin’s writing after “The West Wing.” It got canceled after one season because it was “too smart.” So, on network television, what was left was the “Men are Dumb, Fat Guy/Skinny wife” comedy. Thrilling. Comedic genius. Moviegoers should be able to watch whatever they want to – but making “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” the No. 1 movie for two consecutive weekends makes me wonder about Topeka and the nation in general. Nothing against Kevin James or the everyman, but there are at least three movies at the Topeka theatre that are being heralded for their acting, effects and various other achievements. “Slumdog Millionaire,” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” are both nominated for best picture and both are, amazingly, playing at the Topeka theatre. But nevermind an interesting look into American history or a commentary on culture or a movie made from the ﬁction from one of the most recognizable authors of the 20th century – let’s go watch “Paul Blart: Mall Cop.” Chubby guys falling down have never been funnier.
ReAnne Utemark is a senior history major. Reach her at email@example.com
Opinion • Monday, Jan. 26, 2009 Review’s View
Closing Gitmo is ‘easy part’
One of President Obama’s The policies dealing with who can be ﬁrst acts in ofﬁce was to fulﬁll retained and how they can and should a campaign promise to close the be tried will have to be reevaluated. For those who can be imprisoned, prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Complaints of torture, lack of judicial there has been talk of placing them rights for prisoners and a discussion near San Diego, Calif., Charleston, S.C. of the negative impact it had on the or in the prison at Fort Leavenworth, A base which is heavily United States’ image were main Kan. populated and only about arguments surrounding the hours from Omaha, controversial high-security REVIEW’S three Neb., where Strategic Air prison. VIEW Command is located. Having closed the This was one of the bases institution by executive order, which Senator John McCain that President Bush ﬂew to after the rightfully called the “easy part,” attacks on September 11, 2001. To their credit, Republican senators the question at hand for the newlyminted president is where to put the Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts are current 250 prisoners. Some will clearly speaking out against placing need to be tried, however, there are the detainees at Fort Leavenworth. some “enemy combatants” - a still Brownback called the move “unwise relatively vague term - who are too and unsafe” while Roberts vehemently dangerous to release, but there is stated that, “this is just not going to not enough evidence to try them. happen on our watch.”
We hope the senators are successful in denying access of Fort Leavenworth to the now-institutionless detainees. It will not be good for Kansas and if the federal government simply moves the prisoners to a different place, the ethical and legal questions still abound. The United States will not get credit for simply moving the prisoners to the continental United States. Something actually has to be done and we applaud the media for ﬁnally asking some hard questions of President Obama. We’re glad that President Obama has gotten to work so quickly after his inauguration, but we hope his “feel good” policies have enough depth. The views expressed in the Review’s View are those of the Washburn Review editorial board, and not necessarily the views of Washburn University.
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Monday, Jan. 26, 2009 • News
Mabee Library helps campus celebrate history Robert Burkett WASHBURN REVIEW
Tuesday, Jan. 20 2009 will be a day people ask each other, “where were you when we inaugurated the first black president in United States history?” For some students and faculty at Washburn the answer will be Mabee Library, where there was an inauguration-watch hosted by the library faculty. Many students gathered as early as an hour beforehand to get a good seat and enjoy refreshments provided by the library. Despite the challenges facing the country, it was not a somber event. Some attendees treated it as a holiday and a celebration of what is to come for this country. Others sat silently, soaking in the atmosphere as they awaited the transition of power. “I expect he will call the country to service,” said Alan Bearman, interim dean of university libraries, when asked about what his expectations were of Obama’s inauguration speech. “He will celebrate the majesty of the peaceful transition of power and be bold.” President Barack Obama covered myriad issues in his speech. In particular, he called the nation to task on the state of the economy, and the need for all Americans to do their part to bring about an economic recovery. The president also highlighted his vision for future foreign policy, as well as his contrasting opinion with the outgoing administration regarding issues of philosophy in how the country would be represented on the world stage. Specifically, he reached out to the Middle East with “an open hand, if [the Middle East] will unclench their fist.” “It was like listening to a combination of [John F. Kennedy] and [Martin Luther King]” said Nena Blevins, mass media student, after she watched the speech. Indeed, only time will tell what comes of the new administration as they move forward with the business of running the country. In the meantime, students, faculty and most Americans watch and wait with lofty hopes and expectations. Robert Burkett is a sophomore mass media major. Reach him at robert.burkett@ washburn.edu.
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Change to sink your teeth into: The Memorial Union celebrated the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States in their own way last Tuesday, Jan. 20.
Reviving economy to be painful, extensive Stephen Ohlemacher ASSOCIATED PRESS The White House warned Sunday that the country could face a long and painful financial recovery, even with major government intervention to stimulate the economy and save financial institutions. “We’re off and running, but it’s going to get worse before it gets better,” said Vice President Joe Biden, taking the lead on a theme echoed by other Democratic officials on the Sunday talk shows. At the end of the Obama administration’s first week, the party in power at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue sought to lower expectations for a quick fix despite legislation expected to pass by next month that would pump billions of dollars into the economy.
Democrats also opened the door for even more government aid to struggling banks beyond the $700 billion bailout already in the pipeline. Congress has given President Barack Obama permission to spend the second $350 billion of a Wall Street bailout package even though lawmakers have criticized the Bush administration for the way it spent the first half. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said she is open to additional government rescue money for banks and financial institutions. But she said taxpayers must get an ownership stake in return. Biden said Obama’s choice for Treasury secretary, Timothy Geithner, will recommend whether more money
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JOB: Personality can be key to landing a position
as planned, but the job is offered to someone else? For many people, this can feel incredibly degrading and economic crisis, some are in the result in feelings of inadequacy, but it process of letting employees go, doesn’t have to be seen in that light. which creates a nerve-wracking Kent McAnally, director of career situation for any worker trying to services for Washburn, knows about retain a job. Many workers end up this ﬁrst-hand. “I went for an interview for a asking themselves “what can I do job I thought I had, but lo to make sure I keep my and behold, it was offered job?” Unfortunately in JOB to someone else,” said some cases, even the most HUNTING McAnally. “But there’s qualiﬁed person for a job something to be learned will be laid off. from any experience like that. I got the “If the worker is coming into the job on time every day, ﬁnishing their interview, which meant my paperwork assignments and picking up valuable was good, but it showed I needed to skills through the time they’re at the work on my interview skills. It just job, it’s a lot harder for a business means, going back to where you were to let go of them,” said Kelli Nicks, interviewed and ﬁnding out what you human resources representative at did wrong so you can do better the next time.” Capitol Federal Savings. When an interview is complete So what if the interview goes
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and a job is offered, an applicant shouldn’t be surprised if the job isn’t the high position he or she expected. All positions come with time and experience, and often, employers will allow someone to get into a business, but start them in a small position in the hopes they will advance. It’s not meant as an insult, but rather a way of seeing whether an applicant can advance. Even if the interview doesn’t go as planned and the job isn’t offered, a company may still have good advice for an applicant. It is often a good idea to contact the business at a later time to see how an interview went. “Even if the job didn’t work out for you, if you follow up your interview with a thank-you letter and a call to the interviewer to ask about your mistakes, you’re going to have a better chance at acquiring a job later
on,” said Mike Valdivia, manager of corporate stafﬁng for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas. Not all jobs are the same, and neither are interviewers. Employers also look at personality. In the end, it’s a big key to landing a job. “I’ve hired a few Washburn graduates just because of their eagerness and drive,” said Megan DiGiovanni, a recruiter in human services at CoreFirst Bank and Trust. “We’ll get them training because they have such a desire to show themselves and the company they can be a vital part of our team. We really strive for people like that.”
Richard Kelly is a freshman mass media major. Reach him at richard.kelly@ washburn.edu.
RESUME: Highlight personal accomplishments Continued from page A1 put it on your resume,” said McAnally. “Also, if you’re going to put accomplishments from high school, only do it if it’s only been a few years since you graduated, so that it’s still timely.” However, if there have been accomplishments within recent years
that don’t necessarily have to do with the job ﬁeld, but they show quality characteristics, some employers think they should be mentioned. Mike Valdivia, manager of corporate stafﬁng for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, shares that sentiment. “If you’ve been the president of an organization or club at school in the recent years, or even just a member, that’s deﬁnitely something we want to
see on a resume,” said Valdivia. While most employers require an applicant to undergo an interview as well, a strong resume can help set someone apart. McAnally emphasized looking over the resume numerous times to catch typos and small mistakes, and if help is needed writing it, don’t hesitate to ask for it. “If you’re a student at Washburn, [Career Services is] the place to go. I
can’t emphasize enough, we’re here to help students,” said McAnally. “Even if you don’t go to Washburn, there are places to get help writing your resume. Don’t try to write it all on your own.”
Richard Kelly is a freshman mass media major. Reach him at richard.kelly@ washburn.edu.
Israel backs soldiers accused of war crimes Josef Federman ASSOCIATED PRESS
Israel launched its 22-day offensive to try to halt Hamas rocket ﬁre on southern Israel. The assault killed 1,285 Palestinians, more than Special legal teams will defend half of them civilians, the Palestinian Israeli soldiers against potential war Center for Human Rights counted. crimes charges stemming from civilian Thirteen Israelis, including three deaths in the Gaza Strip, the prime civilians, were also killed. At talks Sunday in Cairo aimed at minister said Sunday, promising the country would fully back those who solidifying the truce, Hamas ofﬁcial Ayman Taha said the Islamic group fought in the three-week offensive. The move reﬂected growing offered a one-year truce to Israel, concerns by Israel that ofﬁcers could including the reopening of border be subject to international prosecution, crossings to allow vital supplies into despite the army’s claims that Hamas Gaza. He said Israel offered an 18militants caused the civilian casualties month truce, which Hamas rejected. by staging attacks from residential Israeli ofﬁcials refused to comment. A low-level delegation from areas. Abbas’ West Bank “The state of Israel will fully back those MIDDLE EAST government was also in Cairo for talks, but was who acted on its behalf,” CONFLICT not expected to meet with Prime Minister Ehud Hamas. Olmert said. “The soldiers The European Union, Egypt, and commanders who were sent on missions in Gaza must know that they Jordan, and Turkey appealed to Hamas and the Palestinian Authority to form a are safe from various tribunals.” Speaking at the weekly Cabinet unity government. Israel and Hamas are bitter enemies meeting, Olmert said Israel’s justice and do not talk to each other, relying minister would lead a team of senior ofﬁcials to coordinate the legal defense instead on Egyptian mediation. In addition to the civilian death toll, of anyone involved in the offensive. “That decision is not going to Israel has faced international criticism prevent all these organizations and for its use of white phosphorous, and countries to pursue their efforts through for shelling attacks that struck United legal means,” Palestinian Foreign Nations schools and installations that Minister Riad Malki said at talks with were serving as shelters. Although the use of phosphorous European Union foreign ministers in Brussels. “So there is no immunity weapons to light up the night or to even if the decision was taken by the create smoke screens masking troops is permitted by international law, Israeli government.” Malki is a member of moderate Amnesty International has accused Palestinian President Mahmoud Israel of committing a war crime Abbas’ government, whose authority by ﬁring the munitions in densely extends only to the West Bank after populated areas. rival Hamas violently took over Gaza in 2007.
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is needed for the banks. Geithner could be conﬁrmed by the Senate as early as Monday. Congress is working on an $825 billion economic recovery package that dedicates about two-thirds to new government spending and the rest to tax cuts. Separate proposals making their way through the House and Senate would combine tax cuts for individuals and businesses, help for cashstrapped state governments, aid for the poor and unemployed, and direct spending by the federal government. The goal is to infuse money directly into the economy in the hope of bringing the nation out of recession, while creating 3 million to 4 million jobs. It would be largest economic recovery package ever enacted; the White House says the scope rivals the construction of the interstate highway system after World War II. Its success or failure could deﬁne the ﬁrst years of Obama’s term. On Sunday, Democrats sought to temper expectations, at least in the short term. “These problems weren’t made in a day or a week or a month or even a year, and they’re not going to get solved that fast,” said Lawrence Summers, a top economic adviser to Obama. “So even as we move to be as rapid as we can in jolting the economy and giving it the push forward it needs, we also have to be mindful of having the right kind of plan that will carry us forward over time.”
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Win at Nebraska-Omaha ends two-game road losing streak, keeps WU in conference title picture
MONDAY, JAN. 26, 2009
Bods’ rally falls short at UNO Sheldon Warmington WASHBURN REVIEW
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Staying in the mix: Washburn lost three of five games before Saturday’s contest at Nebraska-Omaha, but a 64-62 win kept the Blues in title contention with an 8-3 MIAA record.
Eric Smith WASHBURN REVIEW The No. 10 Washburn Lady Blues have won in many different ways this season whether it be by leading the whole game, or making a comeback at the very end. The latter happened Saturday in Omaha at Sapp Fieldhouse as the Washburn women defeated NebraskaOmaha 64-62 and swept the season series while improving their record to 15-3 overall and 8-3 in the MIAA. The Mavericks led several times by as much as eight points including
a halftime lead of 33-25. But the Lady “And that’s exactly what we did. We Blues came out strong in the second got a couple easy baskets and held outscoring UNO by 10 points. The them to some tough shots.” first lead of the game for the Washburn The Lady Blues took a six-point women came at the 5:42 lead down the stretch but mark in the second half with 51 seconds remaining WOMEN’S when Dayna Rodriguez in the game, NebraskaBASKETBALL hit two free throws to Omaha cut the Lady Blues make the score 54-53. The lead to just one point. Lady Blues would never trail again as After a key time-out, Mainz made the game saw just one lead change and a layup with 20 seconds remaining three ties. to give Washburn a three-point “We got ourselves in a little bit of a lead. Washburn then fouled UNO’s hole in the first half, but we knew that Cayla Hargrove with eight seconds if we came out in the second half and remaining. She made both free throws, picked up our defense, we could get and it was then Mainz’s turn again as back in it,” said senior Jessica Mainz. she was fouled with seven seconds
left. Mainz missed the first free throw and made the second. Washburn’s twopoint lead looked to be in danger but UNO never got a shot off as the ball was mishandled in the last seconds. “We got a couple of shots in late and we held them at the end of the game. They didn’t get a shot off before the buzzer so our defense really stepped up big,” said Mainz, who had five steals on the night. The Lady Blues were out-shot from the field 50 to 42.6 percent as well as behind the arc where Washburn shot 23.8 percent (5-21) compared to Please see BLUES page B2
Coming off a loss at Emporia State, the Washburn men’s basketball team once again fell short as they attempted to conquer Nebraska-Omaha. The Mavericks built a lead early and were up by 13 at halftime, but the Ichabods entered the second half with guns ablaze and erased the deficit before losing 93-88. The game was a mismatch early as UNO took an 18-point lead less than 10 minutes in. From that point on, the Bods chipped away at the Maverick lead and found themselves up by two at the 6:29 mark, when DeAndre Eggins hit a layup and free throw for a 77-75 lead. Despite 24 points from Eggins, the lead he helped build only lasted 27 seconds and UNO returned to their first half form to make sure the Bods would not make another comeback. Eggins was fouled shooting a three with 30 seconds remaining and sank all three to cut the lead to three points. With time running short the Bods were forced to foul, and UNO made their free throws to lock up the win. While WU’s late game comeback showed heart, it was the early defensive mistakes that allowed UNO to take a big lead. UNO shot 58 percent from the field, the highest field goal percentage WU has allowed this season. “We normally have problems with our offense and play pretty good defense,” said Eggins. “But last night we got it turned around. We struggled to stop them late in the game, the scoring was never the problem for us.” Darnell Kimble, Lekheythan Malone and Paul Byers joined Eggins with double-digit scoring performances with 19, 17 and 13 respectively. The loss to UNO drops the Bods to 10-8 overall and 6-5 in the MIAA, putting them in a tie for fifth place in the
standings with Missouri Southern.
The Mavericks pulled into a tie with Emporia State, one game ahead of he Bods in the standings.
Bods’ starting point guard ruled ineligible By Sheldon Warmington and Chris Marshall WASHBURN REVIEW The Bods have struggled to win close games in the MIAA this season, and now they have another loss to add to the list. Starting point guard Mario Scott, who averaged 8.5 points and 4.7 assists per game, was ruled academically ineligible for the remainder of the season. The ruling comes as a result of confusion with Scott’s grade requirement following the fall semester. By taking intersession classes and receiving the required grades, the team was under the impression Scott was eligible to play. After sitting out two games during the Ichabods’ trip to Hawaii, Scott returned to play the next seven games before receiving final approval from the NCAA. The team went just 3-4 after Scott’s return, but the loss that may hurt the team most is Scott’s ineligibility. “Mario was very unselfish and a true point guard,” said senior guard
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DeAndre Eggins. “Mentally I don’t think it will affect the team but we’ll feel his loss as we try to fill his role.” In Saturday’s loss at NebraskaOmaha, forward Logan Stutz moved into the starting lineup for the first time and guards James Williams and Covier Carter split time filling Scott’s position. “We’re pretty confident in the guards we have now,” said sophomore Garrett Love. “Mario’s a good player but we have some depth at the guard position so I wouldn’t expect a drop off.” Carter joined the team in December after sitting out a semester as a transfer, while Williams is a veteran on the team and has started all but one game this season alongside Scott in the backcourt. “We might have to make some lineup changes, but it shouldn’t hurt us much,” said Love. “Covier has been here a while now and obvisouly James has experience so we still have a chance to make a run at the end of the season.” Sheldon Warmington is a senior business finance major. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jan. 23 • Topeka RoadRunners vs. Fairbanks, 7:05 p.m., ExpoCentre Jan. 24 • Topeka RoadRunners vs. Fairbanks, 7:05 p.m., ExpoCentre Jan. 28 • Basketball at Northwest Missouri, 5:30/7:30 p.m., Maryville, Mo. Jan. 31 •Basketball vs. Missouri Western, 5:30/7:30 p.m., Lee Arena
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Assists to turnover: Mario Scott was ruled ineligible after an issue with grades. Scott ranked second in the MIAA in assists and will be hard to replace by coach Bob Chipman.
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BODS: Back-to-back losses BLUES: Team bounces drop WU into tie for fifth back after loss at ESU Continued from page B1 Central Missouri and Southwest Baptist are tied for the conference lead at 8-3. “Southwest Baptist lost again Saturday so we didn’t lose any ground on them,” said sophomore guard Garrett Love. “Even after losing these last two, we’re still just a couple games back of the conference lead, so we feel like we still have a shot at competing for first.” With the exception of Saturday’s first half, the Bods haven’t had much trouble putting points on the board. Eggins and Malone have had the biggest
output offensively, with Eggins scoring 55 points in the last two games and Malone hitting double figures in six of the team’s last seven games. The Bods conclude a three-game road trip on Wednesday with a chance to make up some ground on teams ahead of them in the MIAA at Northwest Missouri. On Saturday, WU returns home, where they are 8-1, to host Missouri Western. Sheldon Warmington is a senior business finance major. Reach him at sheldon. email@example.com.
Continued from page B1 23.8 percent (5-21) compared to UNO’s 62.5 percent (10-16). However, the Washburn women shot better from the free throw line (86.766.7), out-rebounded the Mavericks (3026), and beat them on the turnover battle (13-19). Individually, WU senior Janice Bright led all scorers with 25 points shooting 9-21 from the field with four 3-pointers. She scored 20 of her points in the second half and had here seventh straight game of 20 points or more. “She’s really big,” said Mainz, who added 11 points herself including nine in the second half. “She’s been awesome lately. She’s been shooting well and driving well.” Hargrove led the Mavericks in scoring
with 18 as UNO fell to 7-9 overall and 4-7 in the MIAA. “We’re on the road a lot down the stretch,” said sophomore Hope Gregory. “So it’s important to win the ones that are close and the ones that we should win.” Washburn, still sitting at third in the conference, plays next at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday in Maryville, Mo. versus Northwest Missouri. The Lady Blues took care of the Bearcats 67-48 in their first meeting Dec. 6 at Lee Arena. “It’s always a tough game, especially there,” said Mainz. It’s a really hard place to play so we’re going to have to be on our game.” The Lady Blues will then play at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday against Missouri Western in Lee Arena. Eric Smith is an senior mass media major. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Eggin rolls: Senior DeAndre Eggins has been the Bods’ best player offensively, scoring 24 on Saturday.
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Athletic department hopes to boost student attendance with promotions Eric Smith WASHBURN REVIEW When the average Washburn fan goes to a basketball game, they are probably going to see Washburn’s student athletes in action on the court. However, little do they know they are about to be treated by many other forms of entertainment and promotions only seen in Lee Arena. Summer Harris is the marketing/ ticket director for the Washburn Athletics department. An alumnus of Washburn University, Harris has held her current position for four years. And in the current basketball season, the Athletic Departments has come up with several new events to keep the audience entertained. The “Great Clips Lucky Student Drawing” occurs at halftime of each home game, when a student’s name is called. If that student is in attendance, he or she wins money. If the student called is not in attendance, the money is added to a pot. It began as $25 a game for each men and women’s game. It currently sits at $525, and if no one who is called is in attendance for the next three home games, $700 will be given away at the final home game of the year Feb. 25 to a student in attendance. “I would say people have been most excited about the cash giveaway just because all you have to do is showup,” said Harris. “You don’t even have to get out to the court to embarrass yourself. You don’t have to sign up, you just show up and that is something
that we will give away. I’ve heard feedback from non-students that said it’s a great way to get students there.” Another new item of entertainment is the interactive animated games that are played on the video board during halftime. One is the “NASCAR game” during which fans pick a racecar and hope it is the winning one. It’s very similar to the “Hot Dog Race” seen at Kansas City Royals games, except with racecars. The “Hat Shuffle” is also a new video game for the audience in which fans try to follow the ball as it is shuffled throughout three hats. “Before, we’ve had the video board but we haven’t had access to do anything animated,” said Harris. “So it’s been working really well. That’s been kind of a crowd pleaser as well.” While there have been a lot of new promotions this season, some traditional ones continue to please. The “Bug Off Car Wash ‘Dirtiest Car In the Lot’” gives an audience member who has the dirtiest car free car washes for a month if announced during the men’s game. Another is the “B.J. McGivern 3-Point T-Shirts” where every time an Ichabod or Lady Blue hits a 3-pointer, a 3-point T-shirt will be thrown into the crowd. There are truly many reasons to attend the basketball games at Lee Arena. There is something for everyone. “I would say the first reason that students should come to the games is because it’s free,” said Harris. “Second reason is because there is lots of free stuff given away. Third reason is because Washburn is the right size
where you can connect. You can have help a lot too.” While Harris recognizes the student a basketball player in one of your classes. And in that way you can cheer attendance at games has been low this for someone you know. Fourth reason season, she is optimistic for the final four home games. is its great entertainment value.” “Basketball starts up in November,” Kyle Edelman, a junior at Washburn, said he enjoys coming to the games just she said. “Students are focusing on because he likes watching basketball, finals and papers are due. And then and it is a place where he can see there is such a long break. We have so many games friends. during that “It’s a good way “ break. But now to get involved in Now that school is that school is campus life,” said back in session, Edelman, who is back in session, I’m I’m expecting double majoring expecting the last the last four in history and [home] games political science. four (home) games to be really “It’s a good way to really be attended attended by the to stay up with students.” school because I by students. Harris has don’t have time to - Summer Harris been working get involved with Washburn Athletics Marketing/ with the Bod many clubs.” Ticket Director and is Edelman also ” Squad happy to say said he benefited that they will from the Washburn promotions by making it to games this be present at the rest of this season’s home games giving away rally towels season. “I caught one of the 3-point shirts in and T-shirts. Other entertainment that has hit the student section, but my roommate stole it before I was actually able to the court this season and that fans can see it,” said Edelman, who has been to look forward to seeing in the future include Washburn’s Dancing Blues, about five games this season. Julian Jenkins, freshman, enjoys Jacob Deffenbaugh (better known as basketball as well but hasn’t been able “The Yo-Yo Guy,”) Belinda Post (the to make any games partly because of baton twirler) and many adolescent work and partly because he is not up to dance teams from around Topeka. Washburn’s band is almost always in date on when the games always are. “All basketball is OK with me. If attendance as well. “The band adds so much to the I had more time, I would definitely come out,” said Jenkins. “If there atmosphere,” said Harris. “The coaches was more advertising and information love them. The fans love them. They about them around campus, that would just have a huge impact on the game.
They get a little rowdy, in a good way. And we love everything they do. We encourage them for sure. They’re so faithful. I think they’ve only missed one game this year.” Harris says that many organizations are honored at halftime, whether it is faculty from a Washburn department or a restaurant such as Texas Roadhouse. “We do our listed programs and then we do also have specialty nights,” said Harris. “We kind of want to do some things the same that are consistent that people know about but do some different things as well so people don’t know what to expect and don’t know what’s coming up next.” One of these specialty events is “Think Pink Night” on Feb. 19 for the women’s game starting at 5:30 p.m. Harris said there will be a pink-out for breast cancer awareness. The halftime of the men’s game will also feature promotions with the Southwind Apartments (College Hill Apartments) where they will give away prizes such as a TV. While Harris and the Athletic Department have done a lot to get people to games, they’re always looking for new ideas to get students fired up. “I’d like to know maybe what we’re not doing that students would like to see to get students to games,” said Harris.
Eric Smith is a senior mass media major. Reach him at eric.smith1@ washburn.edu.
Conf. Southwest Baptist (6) 8-3 Central Missouri (24) 8-3 Emporia St. 7-4 Nebraska-Omaha 7-4 Missouri Southern 6-5 Washburn 6-5 Fort Hays St. 5-5 Missouri Western 5-6 Northwest Missouri St. 4-7 Pittsburg St. 3-8 Truman St. 1-10
Overall 15-3 15-3 13-5 13-5 16-5 10-8 12-5 8-10 9-9 8-10 6-12
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Results Jan. 24
UNO 93, WU 88 MSSU 57, TSU 51 NWMSU 67, ESU 56 MWSU 79, PSU 68 UCM 93, SBU 82
WU @ NWMSU, 7:30 p.m. ESU @ MWSU, 7:30 p.m. FHSU @ UNO, 7:30 p.m. MSSU @ UCM, 7:30 p.m. PSU @ TSU, 7:30 p.m.
Conf. Emporia St. (5) 10-1 Central Missouri 9-2 Washburn (10) 8-3 Missouri Southern 8-3 Pittsburg St. 8-3 Fort Hays St. 4-6 Nebraska-Omaha 4-7 Southwest Baptist 4-7 Northwest Missouri St. 2-9 Missouri Western 2-9 Truman St. 1-10
Overall 16-2 14-4 15-3 14-4 13-5 8-9 7-9 7-11 6-12 2-15 4-14
( )- NABC Division II Coaches Poll ranking
Results Jan. 24
WU 64, UNO 62 MSSU 56, TSU 54 ESU 104, NWMSU 86 PSU 72, MWSU 67 UCM 90, SBU 81
WU @ NWMSU, 5:30 p.m. ESU @ MWSU, 5:30 p.m. FHSU @ UNO, 5:30 p.m. MSSU @ UCM, 5:30 p.m. PSU @ TSU, 5:30 p.m.
Marshall Arts is an illustration by Chris Marshall. He did not vote for Yi considering he puts up below average numbers for a below average team. However, Jacque Vaughn still received a write-in vote on his ballot. Reach him at email@example.com.
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MONDAY, JAN. 26, 2009
New Years concert rocks K.C. Nicole Stormann WASHBURN REVIEW
from the cafe and Olathe natives Sleep Dreamer took the stage. Now here was some music worthy of sound waves. The piano-driven melodies, raw, New Years Eve brings many thoughtful lyrics and the animated thoughts to mind. Most include performance were enough to make me partying long after the ball drops and swoon. The vocals of lead singer John activities that will, at the least, require McFarlane can serenade me any day. I a designated driver by the end of the bought their EP “Mariana,” and let me night. Considering I am both underage just say one word: brilliant. and harbored absolutely no desire With only minutes until midnight, to spend my ﬁrst moments of 2009 Kansas City’s Vedera, who are currently inebriated, I opted for another plan. touring with The Fray, led us into The Mainstreet Cafe in downtown 2009. Vocalist/guitarist Kristen May Kansas City, Mo., hosted takes a stand for female a New Years Eve concert NEW YEARS lead singers everywhere, with ﬁve local bands in an showing that just because CONCERT she’s a girl singer, it isn’t effort to promote a positive, alcohol-free environment. a girl band. Vedera has the The docket included Progress in ability to mesh surprisingly poignant Color, In Motion, Auburn Skies, Sleep lyrics with head-bobbing guitar riffs Dreamer, and the headliner, Vedera. and, in my opinion, performed even We missed Progress in Color’s better live than in recordings. Her performance, and came in just as vocal range alone is cause for applause, In Motion started. Their sound was but it’s her strong choruses that make a commendable knockoff of Death Vedera memorable. Cab for Cutie, which I love, but their It was a climactic night leading up to monotonous set list wore thin after two very talented bands worthy of my the ﬁrst few songs. Auburn Skies’ $12 admission charge. It’s an awesome members were energetic and fun to feeling to ﬁnd real local talent, even if watch, but looked like they were 14 it is few and far between. Check out years old. Probably because they were. their Myspace proﬁles for information They weren’t bad, just unremarkable in about shows. Get out and support your the way that they’re ﬁne the ﬁrst time local bands! you hear them but wouldn’t think of actually spending four bucks on their homemade demo. Nicole Stormann is an undecided freshFinally, there was a break in the man. Reach her at nicole.stormann@ show. I grabbed some refreshments washburn.edu.
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May’s day: Vedera’s lead singer, Kristen May, belts out a tune while strumming guitar at the Mainstreet Cafe in downtown Kansas City, Mo., on New Years Eve. Vedera headlined the event.
Kansas’ statehood to be celebrated on Thursday Brandon Bills WASHBURN REVIEW The 148th anniversary of Kansas’ statehood will be celebrated with a special presentation of “The Underground Railroad in Bleeding Kansas.” Historian Anne Hawkins will give a performance as Topeka abolitionist Mary Jane Ritchie, telling the story of the Underground Railroad in Kansas.
The performance will take place at 7 “I think it will highlight Kansas’ p.m. on Jan. 29 in Henderson Learning rich heritage,” said Bruce Mactavish, Resources Center, room 208. Washburn University associate dean, Mary Jane Ritchie was College of Arts and the wife of John Ritchie, Sciences and assistant one of the original founders HISTORICAL professor of history. of Lincoln College, which KANSAS Mactavish said would later become Hawkin’s performance will Washburn University. The couple’s highlight Ritchie’s efforts and bring to house, which still stands at 1116 light the early struggle for equality in S.E. Madison St., was a stop on the America. Underground Railroad. “In the mid-19th century, there were
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many Americans interested in banning slavery and in complete equality,” said Mactavish. After Hawkin’s performance, Mactivish will facilitate a follow-up discussion. Mactavish said the discussion will touch on a range of issues related to the abolition movement, from comparisons to current situations with illegal immigration, to acting on one’s faith while violating the law.
“The Underground Railroad in Bleeding Kansas” is sponsored by Washburn University’s History Department and the Shawnee County Historical Society.
Brandon Bills is a senior mass media major. Reach her at brandon.bills@ washburn.edu.
Sheldon Warmington is a senior business and ﬁnance major. Reach him at sheldon.warmington@ washburn.edu.
Mike Ditch, Jr. is a law school student. Reach him at michael.ditch@ washburn.edu.
Monday, Jan. 26, 2009 • Arts & Entertainment
‘Frost’ doesn’t ﬂake Grand Theft Auto IV, Pope Benedict XVI make news
Deana Smith WASHBURN REVIEW
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ReAnne Utemark WASHBURN REVIEW
on and come up with questions about his foreign and domestic policy and, of course, Watergate. Contractually, “Frost/Nixon” was an excellent Watergate was only allowed to take up movie directed and produced by Hol- one of the four taping sessions for the lywood dream team Ron Howard and interview. In the ﬁrst three sessions, Brian Grazer. The movie is based on Nixon was more masterful at guiding a 2006 play by Peter Morgan. It spent the interview – blocking Frost with very little time on the actual events of long-winded responses that made him Watergate, instead choosing to delve sound “presidential.” However, by the deeply into David Frost’s fourth session, Frost took effort to get the ﬁrst intercontrol of the situation and MOVIE view with Richard Nixon succeeded in doing what REVIEW after he resigned the presithe judicial system could dency. not: Frost elicited a confesFrost was a British television show sional response and a remorseful apolhost with shows in London and Austra- ogy from the battered president. lia. After Nixon resigned, he worked The acting in the movie is solid. diligently, including putting up his Michael Sheen gives just enough depth own money to pay for the ﬁrst inter- to Frost, but the standout is Frank view with Nixon after Watergate. Langella as Nixon. While I am not a In the movie, it is a struggle to product of that generation, it is easy make the interview happen, as none to study the era and understand why of the major networks wanted to spon- many Americans were upset by the sor it because Frost had paid for the Watergate cover-up by their president. interview and he was not a credible In this movie, Nixon is not viliﬁed, but journalist. Frost assembled a team of shown as a remorseful man and Lan“crack investigators” to research Nix- gella elicits sympathy as Nixon.
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I liked the movie, it was well directed and well-acted. Whenever one thinks about journalists connected to the Watergate scandal, one automatically thinks about Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, but Frost accomplished more in the aftermath of the issue. Woodward and Bernstein broke the story and Frost wrapped it up. One does not have to have been a part of the generation that watched Nixon become the ﬁrst and, so far, only president to ever resign from ofﬁce to appreciate the movie. The Nixon scandal lives on – when a president is embroiled in scandal, the media dub it with a “-gate” ending. For most people, I would suggest renting this movie or getting it through Netﬂix. It is a great movie, but one that can be watched on the small screen.
ReAnne Utemark is a senior history major. Reach her at reanne.utemark@ washburn.edu.
Gaming Tidbits Grand Theft Auto IV: The Cursed and the Damned is going to be available as exclusive downloadable content this month. If this wasn’t enough to get you interested, Rockstar GEEK has introduced COLUMN two members of a biker gang you will be hanging with. They aren’t the boys next door, but Grand Theft Auto really isn’t known for that anyway. Sony Online Entertainment is gearing up to offer a safe and easyto-navigate MMO Free Realms. This youth-friendly online game could be the perfect way to distract your little brother or sister from jumping straight into games like World of Warcraft and give you some free time. Free Realms is going to be available for the PS3 or
PC and if it works like it says it should be the gateway to a whole generation of online gamers. On the Internets YouTube is known for having just about any video you can think of and a huge fan base. I guess this is why Pope Benedict XVI is getting on the wagon. Yes, the Vatican now has its own YouTube Channel. I can’t say I didn’t see this coming. The Internet is huge and I have to give it to the Pope for moving with the times because I am sure at least a portion of the 1.4 billion people online are rockin’ the Catholic faith. Entertainment is good In a surprise to some, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” is at the top of the list with 13 Oscar Nominations. The highest grossing movie of the year, “The Dark Knight,” didn’t even get that many. “The Dark Knight” didn’t get the nod for best movie of the year, either (though Heath Ledger is nominated for his performance as The Joker). I may still be out on whether “The Dark Knight” is better than “Batman Begins,” but I am pretty sure the masses like it a lot better than “Benjamin Button.”
Deana Smith is a senior English education major. Reach her at deana. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Daimaru Steak & Sushi Bar a hit in Topeka, offers Hibachi Deana Smith WASHBURN REVIEW
sushi is excellent and they offer carryout for those students who need the extra study time. This restaurant also Sushi is not the easiest thing to ﬁnd does traditional Hibachi, where a talin Topeka, but the Daimaru Steak & ented and entertaining chef will cook Sushi Bar offers it and much, much your order in front of you. If you have more. Located at 1221 S.W. Gage ever been to an expensive steakhouse Blvd., a relatively short distance from and been entertained by talented cooks, Washburn University, this recent ad- you will not be displeased with the dedition to the restaurants of the capital lightful show you will get at Daimaru city is a good one. Where for a portion of the price. most sushi establishments In fact, you will have to in our Midwest town may RESTAURANT order sushi, a drink and an REVIEW not have an extensive list entrée to spend as much because of our location, money as you would at Daimaru has an unbelievably large se- the typical steakhouse (per person). I lection including house specialties. recommend trying this newer Topeka If you feel like the more common establishment soon. spider roll, Vegas roll, California roll, or feel adventurous and want to try the Deana Smith is a senior English Fancy Dragon, eel or Octopus, they education major. Reach her at deana. have got you covered. As a bonus, the email@example.com.
‘Blart’ patrols top spot at box ofﬁce Greg Risling ASSOCIATED PRESS
“I think the word of mouth has been very strong since we opened Week of 1/19-1/25 “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” in November, but with the 1. “Paul Blart: Mall Cop,” $21.5 million wasn’t ready to turn over Golden Globes and the 2. “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans,” $20.7 million his box-ofﬁce badge this Academy Award nomina3. “Gran Torino,” $16 million weekend as the ﬁlm about tions as well as the PGA, 4. “Hotel for Dogs,” $12.4 million a bumbling shopping center it’s the must-see movie be5. “Slumdog Millionaire,” $10.6 million security guard earned $21.5 fore the Academy Awards 6. “My Bloody Valentine 3-D,” $10.1 million million to nab No. 1 for a in February,” said Sheila 7. “Inkheart,” $7.7 million second week in a row. DeLoach, senior vice 8. “Bride Wars,” $7 million The comedy, starring president of distribution at 9. “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” $6 million Kevin James as the guard Fox Searchlight. 10. “Notorious,” $5.7 million who tries to protect the mall “The Curious Case of where he works from crimiBenjamin Button” re-ennals, has now grossed $64.8 tered the Top 10, earning features Brendan Fraser playing a million in its two weeks of release and bookbinder with the ability to read $6 million to boost its total to $111 appears on its way to surpass $100 characters right out of books and into million. The ﬁlm, starring Brad Pitt as million. a man aging backward toward infancy, real life. “It’s just a very funny ﬁlm,” said “Unfortunately, families didn’t landed 13 Oscar nominations, includRory Bruer, president of worldwide come out in larger numbers,” said Jeff ing best actor for Pitt. “The Wresdistribution for Sony. “It’s not only a tler” and “Frost/Nixon” also drew big Goldstein, Warner Bros.’ executive great family ﬁlm, it really is a ﬁlm that crowds this weekend. vice president of distribution. everyone loves.” “This group has gotten the biggest Films that received Academy The third installment of the “Un(Oscar) bump collectively that I’ve derworld” series fared well in its Award nominations this past week had ever seen,” said Paul Dergarabedian, opening weekend. “Underworld: Rise a strong showing at the box ofﬁce as president of the box-ofﬁce tracker Meof the Lycans,” a prequel that looks at studios expanded their release. dia by Numbers. “This lays to rest the “Slumdog Millionaire,” the drama argument that Oscar nominations can’t the roots of a feud between vampires and werewolves, made $20.7 million. about a game-show contestant from help out your box-ofﬁce numbers.” Its two predecessors‚ “Underworld” the slums of Mumbai, earned $10.6 Estimated ticket sales for Friday and “Underworld: Evolution,” earned million this weekend as the movie ap- through Sunday at U.S. and Cana$21.7 million and $26.8 million, re- peared in more than 1,400 theaters. dian theaters, according to Media By spectively, in their opening weekends. Studio executives said the ﬁlm, which Numbers LLC. Final ﬁgures will be The fantasy adventure “Inkheart” has now made nearly $56 million, released Monday. was unable to cast a spell over mov- has been boosted by its recent haul of ie-goers, earning only $7.7 million in awards, including top honors from the its debut. The movie, taken from the Producers Guild of America on Saturbest-selling novel by Cornelia Funke, day.
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MONDAY, JAN. 26, 2009
NCAA should add angling as next big collegiate sport
Marshall Arts is an illustration by Chris Marshall. He never goes outdoors, but has heard good things. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org. it seems like the NCAA would take great strides in the area by making ﬁshing an ofﬁcial sport within the collegiate landscape. There are several reasons why angling should be picked up at the college level. For instance, there are no farm systems or introductory leagues into professional ﬁshing. Aspiring pro anglers have no idea how to make it into an ofﬁcial league like the Bassmasters. Fishing competitively at Josh Rouse the college level could offer a gateway WASHBURN REVIEW into a more illustrious ﬁshing career for many avid anglers, thus offering a College students have long searched chance to attract students who may not for ways to stay active and enjoy the otherwise have considered a college outdoors. education. It is my opinion that the NCAA Fishing also corresponds in many should make cases with a an effort to not curriculum. only enhance “ Whether it st udents’ be biology, I doubt very much experiences in agriculture, the outdoors, but a n i m a l that anybody will actually reward sciences, park march out a band or a them for it. management, Hunters and forestry... the list cheering section full of anglers are often goes on. Perhaps passionate students with no other sport in the ones at the forefront of NCAA can innovative chants (Hook the preservation and be connected ‘em, Horns?) conser vation to a curriculum of our natural quite like ﬁshing - Josh Rouse resources. For can be. It really Outdoor columnist instance, Ducks offers a chance Unlimited is one to become ” a of the leaders studentin wetland athlete, with restoration, an emphasis on spending millions of dollars to restore student. marshes throughout the United States. Fishing actually is a very popular Realtree Outdoors and the Rocky spectator sport. The Bassmasters, for Mountain Elk Foundation both have instance, draws huge crowds along the agendas of passing on hunting and shoreline, in boats and especially at conservation to the young in order to the weigh-ins. The 2009 Bassmasters preserve wilderness for years to come. Classic weigh-ins, for instance, will With the billions of dollars being take place at the CenturyTel Center spent to ensure youth are educated on in Bossier City, La., in order to host the importance of a clean environment, the large crowd following the events.
Several of the anglers in the event are household, if not legendary, names within the ﬁshing community, such as Kevin Van Dam, Mike Iaconelli and Dean Rojas. The following behind these famous ﬁshermen shows that students would have the ability to draw interest in a university from a large and diverse crowd. I’m not saying that you’re going to see the same college pageantry that other NCAA-sanctioned sports receive. I doubt very much that anybody will march out a band or a cheering section full of passionate students with innovative chants (Hook ‘em, Horns?) Tackle boxes signed by college anglers probably wouldn’t go for thousands on eBay. In all likelihood, bass ﬁshing is not going to replace the bowl season or March Madness as some of the most popular college sporting events. However, it is very possible these events would still see signiﬁcant airtime on television. Local stations are always (pardon the experession) ﬁshing around for something of local value to air, and major networks like ESPN and Fox Sports often air some of the most boring sporting events in history (World’s Strongest Man and cheerleading competitions come to mind), so the occasional ﬁshing tournament could deﬁnitely spice things up a bit. Outdoor and college sports networks would also be chomping at the bit to broadcast some big time tournament action. One of the obvious questions I can see surrounding the proposed idea is this: What species would college anglers be going after? The beauty about ﬁshing is that
each different species takes different skills and techniques to catch. It only seems appropriate that college students, who are supposed to become more diverse individuals through the educational process (Transformational Experience, anyone?), should focus on all sorts of different species. Chasing different species could be something that draws even more attention to the sport, much like the World Series of Poker (another ESPN sport that draws huge crowds despite very little action) doesn’t just focus on Texas Hold ‘Em, but rather several different games. The beauty is that it not only creates parity—different colleges may be better at targeting different species— but it opens up an opportunity for students to ﬁsh for species they may not normally have had a chance to target (eg. Washburn competes in saltwater ﬁshing tournament, Florida State wins salmon ﬁshing tournament). In the end, perhaps it is only my own selfish dream to be on a collegiate ﬁshing team, to have a chance to be an athlete without having to pump my body full of steroids or become bulimic (looking at you, wrestlers). God forbid the NCAA sanctioned a sport that requires strategy and studying rather than lifting weights or running eight miles a day. But maybe, just maybe, an NCAA ofﬁcial will read this plea and will make my dreams come true. If that indeed does happen, you can expect my next column to be “Why the Olympics needs competitive angling.” Josh Rouse is a junior mass media major. Reach him at joshua.rouse@ washburn.edu.
KDWP to stock Solomon river KDWP REPORTS
In 2000, above average river ﬂows allowed the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) to experiment with seasonal rainbow trout stocking in the South Fork of the Solomon River above Webster Reservoir. Habitat was enhanced in three zones between the upper end of the reservoir and the Damar Blacktop (2 Road) to help hold trout in place, and ﬁsh were released in these locations in February and March of that year. Fort Hays State University Biology Department staff and students assisted with an environmental assessment of this pilot project. Results were favorable, and trout were again stocked in the river in the winter and spring of 2001 and 2002. Dry conditions returned after the third year of the program, and river ﬂows were considered too low to support a trout ﬁshery in 2003. (A rate of ﬂow exceeding 30 cubic feet per second is considered adequate for supporting a seasonal trout ﬁshery in this stretch of river.) Drought was prevalent from 2003 through 2007. Then wet conditions throughout most of 2008 within much of the Solomon River Basin rejuvenated river ﬂows. As a result, KDWP biologists are planning to stock rainbow trout in the river this year with the ﬁrst release tentatively scheduled for today. This year’s program, in response to budget and manpower limitations, will be a reduced version of the previous efforts. For 2009, habitat will be enhanced in a single zone that can be accessed at the N Road low-water crossing just west of 5 Road. This will be the only site stocked this year. Anglers should be able to ﬁnd the best concentrations of trout within a zone ranging approximately a half-mile upstream and a half-mile downstream of the crossing. This site will likely be stocked again in March, and possibly in February, depending upon ﬂow and the amount of angler use and harvest.
Current seasons: Deer (Archery, DMU 19 antlerless) — Jan. 5-31 Elk (ﬁrearm) — Jan. 1-March 15 Fall turkey — Jan. 5-31 Dove — Nov. 20-Feb. 28 Ducks, late zone — Jan. 17-25 Canada geese — Nov. 5-Feb. 15 White-fronted geese — Feb. 7-15 Light geese — Nov. 5-Feb. 15, Feb. 16-April 30* Pheasant — Nov. 1-Jan. 31 Quail — Nov. 8-Jan. 31 Prairie Chicken (East & NW zones) —Nov. 15-Jan. 31 Squirrel — June 1-Feb. 28 Rabbits — All year Crow — Nov. 10-March 10 Trapping — Nov. 12-Feb. 15 Beaver trapping — Nov. 12March 31
Upcoming seasons: Spring (archery only) — April 1-7 Spring turkey (youth/disabled) — April 1-7 Spring turkey (regular season) — April 8-May 31 *Deadline to apply for a Unit 4 turkey permit is Feb. 20, 2009
Making the shot Hunters prepare for spring turkey fever Using a shotgun to hunt turkeys is the norm amongst Kansas hunters. Aim slightly below the head for a clean and quick kill.
Photo courtesy of Galen Swader
Tommy boy: Make sure the tom is separated from hens before taking the shot.
The 2009 spring turkey season runs April 8-May 31, and hunters across the state are already making preparations. Turkey permits allow hunters to use a shotgun, crossbow, or bow throughout the regular season. Archery-only and youth/disabled seasons run concurrently, April 1-7. Turkey permits for units 1, 2, and 3 may be purchased online from the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) website. In addition, hunters may apply online for residentonly, limited-draw permits in Unit 4, with an application deadline of Feb. 20. Applications may be downloaded from the KDWP website and printed or obtained at KDWP ofﬁces and license vendors. This application also includes all regulations that apply to
the spring seasons. Archery hunters, anyone 16 years old or younger, and those with disability permits may hunt April 1-7. (All youth must have an adult supervisor during the youth season.) Hunters younger than 16 are not required to have hunter education certiﬁcation to hunt while they are supervised by a person 18 or older, but they must have a turkey permit. (During the regular season, persons age 12 through 15 may hunt without adult supervision if they have completed a certiﬁed hunter education course.) Hunter education certiﬁcation may not be obtained until age 11, and all hunters younger than 12 must have adult supervision to hunt at any time. Wild turkey restoration has been an unqualiﬁed success. Today, huntable populations of turkeys exist in nearly every county. The Rio Grande subspecies dominates the western
two-thirds of the state. The eastern subspecies is common in the eastern regions, where numbers have grown dramatically in recent years. Hybrid Rio Grande/eastern birds are found where the two ranges converge. With a long season and birds abundant in most of the state, there is ample opportunity to bag an eastern, Rio Grande, or hybrid tom. Good numbers of turkeys can be found in the northwest, northcentral, northeast, central, and southcentral portions of Kansas. In the southeast, numbers have been down in recent years due to poor hatch survival, and drought in the far southwest may affect hunting in that region. Online license and permit purchasing makes preparation easier than ever. Online license and permit sales are available at the KDWP website under “License/Permits” at the top of the home page.