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ReAnne Utemark WASHBURN REVIEW While what happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, what happens on Facebook goes beyond just who gets added as a friend. Late last semester, several students were found in violation of the alcohol policy outlined in the student handbook. The students in question
were found in violation via photos found on Facebook by a resident assistant. In some cases, the RA was facebook “friends” with the subjects in the photos, but not with all the subjects who were “tagged.” The photos were taken in one of the rooms of the Washburn Village, and beer cans were visible in some of the pictures. One of the students involved in the case, who did not wish to be named, said that the photos had been up for
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three months before the individuals in the photos got letters requiring them to appear before the dean of students. “We were just taking pictures, having a good time visiting,” said the student. When the student went to the ofﬁce of Meredith Kidd, dean of students, he held up one of the pictures and asked if she noticed anything wrong. When he pointed out the cans, the individual said they did not belong to her or any
of the group and the cans belonged to other residents in the apartment. The student was still ﬁned for violating the alcohol policy. She said she knew who turned the photos in. “I didn’t blame [the RA], but I didn’t know that they could use our Facebook photos against us,” she said. “Those could be photoshopped.” The student was charged $5 per container, which added up to a $15 ﬁne.
“I’ve never heard of any other RA doing that,” said the student. “We could have been in any apartment in Topeka.” The student said she had learned of high schools in which teachers and coaches would go through and patrol Facebook. Anything with alcohol or that would suggest partying would
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services at Washburn when the Stoffer project began, left part way through the project. Yang was replaced by Keith Palmbach, who left Washburn at the completion of the project. Because of a disconnect that occurred in communication as a result of stafﬁng changes, notes were lost or forgotten and Stoffer experienced some difﬁculties in construction. “It’s a lack of communication
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Stoffer Science Hall recently received a $14 million facelift with new additions, and the construction of up-to-date teaching labs. The completed project has been greeted with enthusiasm from Washburn and the science community on campus. However, the gleam of the new
additions can’t hide some of the complications that Check us out for a video tour of arose during the construction Stoffer’s issues online process, leading to some quirks and ﬂaws in Stoffer’s design. The construction for the additions and renovations to Stoffer Science Hall began Sept. 6, 2006, and ownership of the building was ofﬁcially transferred Jeannie Robinson, who coordinated to Washburn on Dec. 21, 2007. During and planned the Stoffer project, left the construction period, however, for a job in Lawrence. Then, Thomas Washburn’s lead architect and designer Yang, the original head of facilities
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that caused a lot of this,” said John Mullican, associate professor of biology. “But it’s not just Washburn where this kind of thing has happened. It happens almost everywhere. But there are ways to avoid it, especially if there is a better connection between construction teams and faculty.” Steve Angel, chair of the chemistry department, said the architects would
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News Briefs • Monday, Feb. 23, 2009
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February 24 Mulvane Art Exhibit, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Mulvane Art Museum. Art Exhibit opening reception, “Reﬂections on Modern Slavery,” 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Mabee Library. Mardi Gras Buffet, 11 a.m., Washburn Room. H20 Challenge, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Memorial Union. Friends of Women’s and Gender Studies Brown Bag, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., W Room.
Presentation by Ron Clark, 7 p.m., Washburn Room.
Wednesday February 25
Mulvane Art Exhibit, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Mulvane Art Museum.
Thursday February 26
National Eating Disorders Screening Day, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Henderson Room 111. Mulvane Art Exhibit, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Mulvane Art Museum. Panel, “Human trafﬁcking,” 12 p.m., Mabee Library. Viewing, “Very Young Girls,” 6:30 p.m., Mabee Library.
February 27 Mulvane Art Exhibit, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Mulvane Art Museum. Kansas Silent Film Festival, 7 p.m. All Night at the Rec, 11:30 p.m. - 3:30 a.m., SRWC. KTWU Pledge Drive, all day.
Saturday February 28
District 3 Kansas History Day, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Memorial Union. Mulvane Art Museum exhibit, 1 - 4 p.m., Mulvane Art Museum. Puckabods night a Topeka RoadRunners, 7:05 p.m., Landon Arena. Play, “A Memory, A Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer,” 8 p.m., Andrew J. and Georgia Neese Gray Theatre. Kansas Silent Film Festival, 9 p.m
Sunday March 1
Mulvane Art Museum exhibit, 1 - 4 p.m., Mulvane Art Museum. Play, “A Memory, A Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer,” 2 p.m., Andrew J. and Georgia Neese Gray Theatre.
Monday March 2
Washburn Review at noon. WSGA Candidate Debate, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Mabee Library. Presentation, “Democratic Republic of Congo,” 7 p.m., Mabee Library.
Lincoln forum to be hosted
The celebration of Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birth anniversary continues with the presentation of the 2009 Lincoln-Harman Lecture, “’If I Went West, I Think I Would Go to Kansas’: Abraham Lincoln, the Sunﬂower State and the Election of 1860,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, in room 100 of the Henderson Learning Resources Center, Washburn University. No admission is charged and the public is invited to attend. The speaker will be Jonathan Earle, an award-winning historian of American politics, whose primary interests are the antislavery and democratic movements of the 19th Century. He is the author of "John Brown's Raid: A Brief History With Documents" (Bedford/St. Martin’s Press, 2008); "The Routledge Atlas of African American History" (Routledge, 2000) and co-author of “Major Problems in the Early American Republic” (Houghton-Mifﬂin, 2007). His book, "Jacksonian Antislavery and the Politics of Free Soil" (UNC Press, 2004), received the Society of Historians of the Early American Republic’s 2005 Broussard prize and was co-winner of the Byron Caldwell Smith Book Prize. Earle is currently working on a book on the election of 1860 for Oxford University Press. Earle is a professor in the history department at the University of Kansas and also serves as associate director of the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics. He earned a master’s degree and a doctorate from Princeton University. To encourage individual and public interest in the ideals and integrity exempliﬁed by Abraham Lincoln, The Harman Memorial Lincoln Lecture was established by The Honorable David Jerome Harman and his wife, Marthelle Brewer Harman, of Columbus, Kan. Harman, a 1935 graduate of the Washburn University School of Law, was elected to ﬁve terms as a judge of the 11th judicial district in Kansas. In 1965 he was named Supreme Court Commissioner, a position he held until the inauguration of the Kansas Court of Appeals in 1977. He then served as the ﬁrst chief judge of the Kansas Court of Appeals. The event is sponsored by the WU history department and the Lincoln Club. For information, call (785) 6702060. - Campus Announcement
Congo forum to be hosted at Library Since 1998, a ferocious war in the Democratic Republic of Congo has left more than ﬁve million people dead, more than any other conﬂict since World War II. Learn more at a lecture by Tom Prasch, Washburn University professor and chairman, history, at 7 p.m. Monday, March 2, at Mabee Library, Washburn University. The event is free and open to the public. Within the Congo crisis are the incalculable casualties: the tens of thousands of women and girls who have been systematically raped, mutilated, or tortured by soldiers from
both foreign militias and the Congolese army. The world knows little of these women. They and their children have suffered and died in silence. Students Together Advocating Non Violence in Dating (STAND) and V-Day Washburn are sponsoring the event. For more information, contact Sharon Sullivan, assistant professor, theatre, at (785) 670-2246. - Campus Announcement
Wear your Washburn University gear and enjoy a night of hockey at the Puckabods, Washburn night at the Topeka Roadrunners, at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Kansas Expocentre, One Expocentre Drive. The ﬁrst 150 Washburn students with a Washburn ID will receive a free ticket. All students, faculty and staff with a Washburn ID will receive a discounted ticket price of $5. The Ichabod mascot and Dancing Blues will also be in attendance. Stay after the hockey game to skate on the ice. Campus Activities Board is sponsoring the event.
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Hello students, WSGA is serving students in a number of ways this week. First, this week is “I LOVE WU” Week, and the WSGA Spirit Committee is giving away t-shirts and lanyards in the Union to celebrate. Also, Ron Clark, who is known for his ability to raise test scores by using unique and innovative methods that incorporate innovation, creativity and the 55 classroom rules, will speak from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. this Tuesday in the Washburn Room. The event is free and open to the public. However, a ticket is required for admission. I would like to encourage everyone to get involved with the upcoming WSGA Elections, which are March 4-6, by becoming informed about the candidates. A schedule of events is listed on www.mywsga.com. This Tuesday, you can come meet Topeka’s City Manager, Norton Bonaparte, and learn about the WSGA election. Students will also have a chance to meet the candidates at numerous events including “Bods on the Ballot” on March 3, “Meet the Candidates” on March 2, and the Washburn Review Debate also on March 2. Please go to the WSGA website for more details on times and locations. The WSGA Communications Committee is making its best effort to ensure that students will have every chance to become informed and hold student government accountable. Please take advantage of these great opportunities. Sincerely, Whitney Philippi President Washburn Student Government Association
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Campus Life: Washburn University fans and players went pink for National Breast Cancer Awareness during the game against Missouri Southern State University. During the game, St. Francis Health Care gave out T-shirts and Ichabod fans could win prizes. Photo by Aaron Deffenbaugh. (below) the University hosted a reception to celebrate the reaccreditation of Washburn for another ten years. Photo by Arissa Utemark.
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Monday, Feb. 23, 2009 • News
STOFFER: Staff stays positive Professors return mixed through construction issues reactions to clicker use Ben Fitch WASHBURN REVIEW
Continued from page A1 leave some problems to be ﬁxed by the contractors, Ferrell Construction being the main contractor, and the contractors would say it is a problem for the architects. In the end, the two groups didn’t communicate properly and wasted time assessing blame instead of tackling the problems. “Facilities came in and made it happen,” said Angel. “We have a great facilities group over there. We’d tell them we have problems and they’d come over and work on them.” Even with Washburn facilities services troubleshooting the building, there was some irreparable damage. “I had a freezer with years worth of stuff,” said Mullican. “It had research experiments, data, tissues, cells, and clones I had done when I was a graduate student. When I went in two weeks later after I had to move out of my room, the freezer had been unplugged and everything had thawed.” Mullican’s damages occurred when a negative 20 degrees Celsius freezer was unplugged so it could be moved and was never plugged back in. Mullican estimates the damages to be around $25,000 for himself and about $12,000 for biology professor Duane Hinton, who also had items stored in the freezer. Mullican said much of the work that was lost had extensive amounts of time and labor invested in it, and he ﬁgures the total losses might be closer to $500,000. But the University is only reimbursing $37,000 lost in freezer items. Additionally, $12,000 to $15,000 worth of centrifuge rotors, used for separating and collecting particulates from solutions, went missing during the project, and Mullican plans to ﬁle an insurance claim to get them replaced. A few other problems were discovered after construction ceased. In two of the new classrooms, several desks were installed backward. Instead of swiveling toward the chalkboard, students must swivel to face the back of the classroom to use the pull-out desks. Another ﬂaw in construction was a green roof with no access because there was no door constructed. A door had to be installed later in the project. Also, projector units were installed in awkward locations in classrooms. It is tougher to instruct because the views of some of the projection screens are obstructed by the units, and professors who have to sit in front of the screen to operate the unit. However, Mullican is still positive about the outcome of the project. “I love the new space and the new rooms,” said Mullican. “We needed more space. We were crammed into old, small labs. We jammed 30 students into a lab and now we have 16 in a lab, so it’s better teaching and a better student-to-faculty ratio in class.” Angel also sees many positives outcomes because of the Stoffer project. He said the new hood space for chemistry experiments in the teaching labs across the building is great because the hoods are vital learning tools. “There’s something that we do at Washburn as an undergraduate university that is not done at large universities like KU and K-State,” said Angel. “We focus all of our learning
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Planning problem: Many small quirks, such as this emergency chemical wash station without any type of ﬂoor drain, can be found throughout Stoffer Science Hall. These are the product of a switch in leadership midway through the renovation process. on the undergraduates. We have our freshmen working with chemicals that require them to be in the hoods. At a Division I research institute, the graduate student is more focused on instead.” Mullican and Angel believe the unique experiences and available opportunities will help attract students to Washburn. “Any student who is to go out to the facilities around Kansas and compare Washburn – looking at their science department right now – would be stupid not to come here,” said Angel. “The reputation of the science department here is second-to-none.” Jayme Barnes, freshman biology major, began attending Washburn after renovations were ﬁnished. Barnes cited several reasons for coming to Washburn. Among them, she said she is impressed with Stoffer and the opportunities offered therein. “I like the cellular biology lab a lot because it’s so independent and we get to do a lot of hands-on work, same with my chemistry lab,” said Barnes. “I get to learn on my own and I don’t have to be handheld and guided.” Facilities Services continues to handle any quirks or ﬂaws and does its best to take care of problems in a timely and efﬁcient manner despite
budget constraints. “Whenever we’ve had the opportunity to make the professor and the students better, we’ve tried to do that within the budget we’ve had,” said Ed Wiss, assistant director of maintenance for Washburn Facilities Services. “So if they wanted something that wasn’t a part of the original project and outside of the budget’s goals, then we’ve asked that department to pay for that change.” Even with the quirks, ﬂaws and difﬁculties throughout the construction process, Stoffer is a modern science hall with classrooms outﬁtted for hands-on study in the 21st century. “It’s kind of like we wanted a corvette with a sunroof but we got a corvette without a sunroof and now we’re complaining because we don’t have our sunroof,” said Angel. “But it’s still a corvette.”
Richard Kelly is a freshman mass media major. Reach him at richard.kelly@ washburn.edu. Corey Jones is a senior mass media major. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mabee appoints new information literacy librarian Erin Wiltz WASHBURN REVIEW Mabee Library has a new face: Keith Rocci is the library’s new information literacy librarian. Rocci has three master’s degrees, including a masters of library science, masters of educational technology and a masters in educational leadership, and he has an undergraduate degree in sociology. Rocci was interviewed for the position in November and started working Dec. 1. “I think every student should be involved in an information literacy course or structured program early on in their Washburn experience,” said Rocci. The general education committee is thinking about integrating the Association of College and Resource Libraries standards into the general education program. Washburn already has a library research information course where it teaches students how to use the library databases, course IS 170. In the course, students examine many aspects of research and do a lot of practical exercises
in locating research materials in the library and the Internet. “We are look toward expanding the library’s presence in more offerings in students to learning how to research, and I think all student should take a informational resource course,” said Rocci. Studies show that the student’s knowledge of literacy research and how to use the library increase the rate the student’s success. Rocci plans, implements and evaluates Keith the library’s information literacy program. When a Washburn professor wants to take a class to Mabee Library they have an organized approach in teaching certain aspects of the library. They break it up into 10 areas, including how to research on the Internet, how to use a catalog research platform and even how to use the microfilm. Mabee Library supports many faculty members in their research endeavors. Many schools have switched to a structured information literacy program because resources have increased. “I remember when I was getting
interviewed when Dr. Bearman said that no student ever graduated without a library, and I think that the library is becoming the heart of the campus,” said Rocci. “It’s a learning commons.” Students taking an informational research course learn skills that will help them in the workforce. When employers ask for information, the students will know how to look up information in the best way possible. Washburn is Rocci encouraging the majority of the fall freshman to enroll in the IS 170 course to learn how to use the informational resources. “I came from the University of Arizona which is a large institution,” said Rocci. “Washburn University’s campus is incredible in the fact that it is a learning-based community and my personal goal is to become a part of that community.”
Erin Wiltz is a sophomore nursing major. Reach her at email@example.com.
an opportunity for interaction that is missed in conventional lectures. “It’s like the difference between using a typewriter and a word Diane Good, adjunct professor of processor,” said Tucker. “I am sociology and anthropology, gives a convinced Socrates would have series of quizzes to her class, during considered using digital technologies every lecture without using paper. if he was alive now.” Instead, her students answer multiple But Socrates may not have found choice, opinion and true or false clickers quite so easy to use. questions with clickers. Sue Taylor, instructional designer, The clickers resemble television said she likes the idea of clickers in remotes. They the classroom have buttons “ because they A through E lead to higher and numbers attendance, more I don’t see a useful one through interaction and application of it yet. nine. Students more discussion can connect when they are their clickers, used properly. - Gene Wunder wirelessly, with However, she is Business Professor the instructor’s not impressed software and with the ” speciﬁc model, answer questions directly and anonymously. Before the Interwrite Personal Response the semester begins, students register System, which Washburn adopted last online and the instructor can create semester. a roster to make taking attendance “I just don’t like the kind we have,” easier. Students are responsible for she said. “They’re too complicated.” purchasing their own clickers, which Taylor visits instructors who are cost about $50. using clickers in lecture and trains “My students come on time and them on the technical aspects. She said they stay until I’m done,” said Good. the biggest problem has been the lack She said she thinks clickers inﬂuence of technological education. student attendance. In fact, Good said Good said students have had little her attendance has increased from 70 trouble adjusting to the technology. to 72 percent from last semester to 85 Eldon Little, a junior business to 87 percent this semester. administration major, is a student in During one class, Good quizzed Good’s class. He said the ﬁrst week students about on the speciﬁcs of with clickers was the hardest. language in culture. She gave them “It’s just her way of doing 30 seconds to answer the true or false quizzes,” he said. “If you don’t do the question. reading then you’ll probably miss the “All of you got in on time,” she questions.” says, “good for you.” Several classes in the nursing Later, she gives another true or department are using clickers, as well false question, and the students had 45 as classes in allied health, legal studies seconds to answer. One student raised and anthropology. Some professors, his hand. however, said they were apprehensive “I think my batteries ran out,” he about the technology. said. Gene Wunder, associate professor Sara Tucker, history professor, of business, said he was not impressed said she expects there to be problems with the number of faculty and students such as low batteries, but “there are who were showing interest in clickers. some low tech ways of dealing with “I don’t see a useful application the high tech problems.” of it yet,” he said. “It concerns me “If it’s more trouble than it’s on several levels; it doesn’t require worth, then we need to improve it or the students to speak publicly, and in get rid of it,” she said. “We need to ask marketing, face-to-face communication ourselves: ‘Is this a specialized tool or is necessary.” is it a very new general tool?’” Tucker said she advocates the use of clickers in the classroom because they motivate students to Travis Perry is a junior mass media macome to class, and the students remain jor. Reach him at travis.perry@washburn. anonymous. Clickers can provide edu.
President & Vice President Monday March 2nd 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Mabee Library Meet the candidates Hear them debate issues important to the student body! Ask questions that are most important to you! OR Watch the debate online LIVE at:
Opinion • Monday, Feb. 23, 2009
New commercials, Web site lacking Washburn unveiled their new Life. All are wonderful things, but Web site on Thursday. We want to that too much to pack into a single commend the university leadership commercial. for trying to revitalize the Washburn As for the Web site, the front page image and bring more students to isn’t so bad. It is miles away from campus. We are excited about the the Web site from before. It looks prospect of new students coming slick and well done. The expanding to campus with fresh ideas and new and contracting navigation is a little perspectives. We also know how confusing and the photo background difﬁcult it is for admissions to recruit is a little weird. The events thing is students in this economic climate handy for students wanting to know and in between two larger schools. what is going on around campus. If However, we can’t imagine what is you are in Firefox, the MyWashburn appealing about the new commercials link at the bottom in the middle does and the new Web site. not work if you are in Firefox, but we Every time we mention the Firefox users are used to that by now. commercials to anyone, they usually The “Live the Washburn Experience” make a face akin to bitter beer link is what really gets us. face and say, “Oh yeah, THOSE When one clicks on the “Live commercials.” The idea might not the Washburn Experience” link, one be such a bad one, but we’re also not gets taken to a jumble of photo cut sure what a student spinning around outs with an annoying 10-second in different outﬁts tells loop of electronic dance REVIEW’S music. The music thing is anyone about Washburn. One person we talked just over the top. We can’t VIEW to said the commercials stand our favorite song made us look like a community on a continuous loop for long, much college. Perhaps the idea is not less a little ditty that sounds like it bad, but there are so many unique, was composed in a basic version of wonderful things about Washburn Garage Band. that are not told properly by a photo Once the user clicks on one of the illustration and a random student pictures, a video pops up. The videos standing around awkwardly, trying are helpful, they are informative and to be part of the photo illustration. they offer an extended visual glimpse The commercials touch on the great of Washburn’s various aspects. The things – the Living Learning Center academics and Ichabods on campus is one of the nicest dorms, the study would probably get a prospective abroad opportunities, the political student excited about Washburn, and professional experience possible which is fantastic. However, some of in the capital city of Topeka and even the links (at least, we assume they are the emphasis on Greek and Student links) do not work. For example, the
gathering of ﬂags that we assume is for the international programs does not have a video. The admissions building button-thing does not take the user to the admissions Web site. Also, the Washburn Transformational Experience is nowhere to be found on “The Washburn Experience.” This makes little sense as the WTE is something that should be front and center. The university will provide you funding to do any kind of transformational experience you would like to do. We think that would make a more interesting video than one about the Rec Center. Maybe we are not the ones that should be commenting about the Web site, after all, we are already here. Nevertheless, the Web site is a
public face for the University and a way to draw in new students. Would a prospective new student be more drawn in by the food court (which is deceptively depicted as serving good food) or the opportunity to serve as a legislative intern and the ability to ﬂy to archives in other states or purchase equipment to do research? We think the latter. We like the idea of a new Web site, but we’re not sure “Live the Washburn Experience” is what we were looking for.
The views expressed in the Review’s View are those of the Washburn Review editorial board, and not necessarily the views of Washburn University.
Letter to the Editor: WTE bashing unfounded Dear editor: WTE bashing has become a popular sport lately, among both Washburn's most vocal critics and grumblers within the Washburn community, so it's no great surprise to see Brian Allen's ranting on the subject on your editorial page. Good journalism, however, even on the editorial page, requires at least a minimal attempt at fact-checking, and Allen's screed shows no evidence that he has bothered researching the facts of the issue before editorializing on the subject. Is it the case that the WTE requires that you "now get to work beyond your chosen scholarly pursuits," as Allen suggests? Not at all. Scholarly and creative WTEs ﬁt within academic programs, and thus develop directly out of your scholarly pursuits. International educations WTEs are likely to take place within your ﬁeld, not outside of it. Community service
WTEs is imbedded in programs in which such service connects to practice in the ﬁeld. Leadership WTEs are integrated into the structure of the program at the Leadership Institute. In all cases, WTEs reinforce the learning with which you are engaged; they do not force you to work outside it. Does the WTE program "smack of political indoctrination," as Allen suggests? Utter nonsense. Yes, faculty do have to approve WTE choices. (Does Allen really think they should not do so?) If Allen thinks that signiﬁcantly limits the range of possible explorations students can make, he's just not paying attention to the results. Look at presentations of WTE work – many are showcased each year at Apeiron, for example – and notice how richly varied the subjects and methods employed by students are. Ask those students if this felt like "political indoctrination" to them, when they chose their own
subjects, did their own scholarly or creative work, and proudly showed off their results. Does it accurately describe the community service WTE to compare it to "slave labor" at "a university approved work camp," as Allen writes? The hyperbole is just silly. A wide range of community organizations and international groups have beneﬁted from Washburn students' work with them. And there is no compulsion here; three other WTE tracks are available as well for those who would rather not do community service. Is there anything about the WTEs that implies, as Allen suggests, that previous Washburn graduates received a "subpar" education, and are thus "inept and ignorant" in the view of the current administration? Not even close. As then-VPAA Ron Wasserstein, who initiated the program, repeatedly emphasized, the WTE initiative was designed to build on Washburn's
existing strengths. It was intended to emphasize what Washburn was doing right, not to denigrate its programs. Finally, is there anything in Allen's piece that even hints at the beneﬁts for students from WTEs? Does he mention the new funding available for international travel, or the money to support scholarly research trips and conference presentations? No, of course not. Facts like those would just get in the way of Allen's argument. So sure, let's have a debate about WTE. But let's have one that is based on facts, that uses real argument rather than absurd exaggeration, that seriously engages the beneﬁts and ﬂaws of the program rather than using distortion and hyperbole to dispense with real debate. Thomas Prasch, Professor, history
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Monday, Feb. 23, 2009 • News
Hydration challenge Richard Kelly WASHBURN REVIEW
its Web site, it works speciﬁcally in Asia, west and east Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Lyon holds out hope that at least 150 students and faculty will participate in the project. With each donation, more wells can be supplied to each struggling country. “To get that many students on campus involved, that would be pretty exciting,” said Lyon. “I think the Washburn students are pretty giving.” Lyon also hopes that, eventually, the project will outgrow Washburn to become a community-wide project. The H2O Project is designed to teach participants to abstain from soft drinks and other beverages that are often desired but not needed. Lyon hopes participants will gain a better understanding about what is truly important in life at the end of those two weeks. “I think fasting like that does change your mind set,” she said. “For example, I chose to give up pop. Oct. 31 was the last time I had it. Every time I go to think how I want it, I tell myself ‘no, I’m not going to do that.’ I think it strengthens your character and helps you develop your virtues. I think it also helps you realize what you do need and what you don’t need and the difference between needs and wants.” Tables will be set up from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 23, 24 and 26 in the Memorial Union for more information if interested.
Students across campus are being challenged to do for two weeks what many probably would have difﬁculty doing for a single day – drink nothing but water. The Catholic Campus Center has teamed up with Campus Ministry for a second year to sponsor the H2O Project, which is open to all campus students and faculty. Water bottles will be provided for the ﬁrst 100 to 150 attendees. The basic rules of the project entail that from Feb. 25 through March 12, the contestants are to drink only water. No coffee, tea or any other beverage can be consumed during that time. When the project is over, the estimated money that will have been saved from not drinking alternative beverages is encouraged to be donated to the program, where 100 percent of all donations will go toward drilling drinking water wells in developing nations. The idea is to help raise awareness about the global water crisis and encourage who live in an environment with clean water to be thankful. “The reason it has been intriguing is that for Catholics and other Christians during Lent, which will begin on As Wednesday this year, is that part of it is to give something up and what better thing to give up for two weeks,” said Patti Lyon, director and campus minister for the Catholic Campus Center. “Your pop, your orange juice, your beer or whatever you’re drinking, to set that aside and give to someone who doesn’t even have water is really exciting.” The H2O Project chooses organizations that work toward drilling wells in underprivileged areas around the world. Ten different organizations are available to drill wells. The organization “Lifewater International” was chosen to drill wells for Washburn donators. According to
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University unveils new Web site Brian Allen WASHBURN REVIEW If you Google “Washburn. edu,” the listing reads “Welcome to Washburn University located in Topeka, the capital city of Kansas. Information for past, current and future students and their parents.” The description is just what the Washburn Web site team hopes the new site will be. “It is our face to the world. It represents us,” said Dena Anson, director of university relations. “We want a visitor who has never been on campus to want to come back.” Although the site exists for external marketing, one can look for university employment opportunities, current students can link to MyWashburn and the community can check the events page. But it is designed for student recruitment in particular. “Ninety nine percent of people trying to decide on a school check the Web ﬁrst,” said Anson. “The old Web site was last updated in 2005, and at that time when a site was done, it was ﬁnished, like a book.” said Mike Gunter, CIO/Director ISS. Today’s high school graduate has different web expectations. “Fresh content and live video capabilities will keep it visually
entertaining and create interest,” said “The system will even remind Anson. “We plan to add more video providers to update their content if streaming, such as sorority members nothing new has been posted for a describing their Washburn experience few months.” said Gunter. or showing students enjoying a tail “The new site is more like a gate party.” dynamic book, never ﬁnished,” said When students search for potential Gunter. colleges, the school’s Web site is the “What is up now is only the tip ﬁrst impression of the iceberg. many of them There are links get, and one of to some 350 the goals is to pages now but introduce them if faculty pages to Washburn are added it through a could exceed modern site that 17,000.” said reﬂects well on Shane Bartley, - Shane Bartley the university. ISS Webmaster. ISS Webmaster FryeAllen, a They want local art design visitors to be PR ﬁrm on contract to Washburn, able to easily access the information created the basic look and feel of they want. the site. Consultants offered input to “The smaller the number of pages match the new design. needed [to access desired information] Washburn’s ISS then added is a good indicator of how well the content to the templates. Since site was designed,” said Gunter. recruitment is a core function of the The cost of the update is still site, visiting high school students as undetermined because it is new and well as current students were used as still rowing. The ISS department focus groups for testing. invites students and faculty to visit Fresh and up-to-date content is the site and make comments and an expectation of today’s users. suggestions to webmaster@washburn. “The new site is easier for edu. content providers to update,” said Brenda White, ISS assistant director. Brian Allen is a writer with the WashIndividual departments and ofﬁces burn Review. Reach him at brian.allen@ washburn.edu. can update their own areas.
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FACEBOOK: Use restraint when posting pictures online Continued from page A1 have to be taken down. However, at the university level, she thought things were different. “Until this happened, I don’t think people knew that the university could use Facebook photos to get them in trouble,” said the student. “It’s not really that hard of evidence.” Meredith Kidd, dean of students, said that using RAs to ﬁnd violations of the student code of conduct was not something he encouraged. “I haven’t sanctioned, I haven’t sent, I don’t care about sitting down looking through Facebook or MySpace or some of those other projects, looking for violations,” said Kidd. “RAs don’t have the time.” Kidd said the ﬁrst thing that happened after the assistant director of residential living came to him, he talked to the students and veriﬁed they were the ones in the picture. When asked if the photos could be faked, Kidd answered yes, and when asked if the photos in question were faked, he said no. “If they would have contested the charges, then it would take a different path,” said Kidd. “These guys confessed. I think it is possible for a photoshop thing. I don’t think that any case will go before the board that hasn’t been researched or made reasonably apparent that it needs to be reviewed by a Judicial Hearing Board.” Kidd said that he did not feel that these cases set any kind of precedent and that searching for Facebook photos was not something he encouraged. “If it looks like there is something that is going to be interruptive to your education’s pursuit or safety, then it’s not a precedent, it’s just good common sense to check that out,” said Kidd. “We promised we would do that when you sign that application for admission. I am not going to sit here and bust people for appearing in Facebook. That’s not our goal, that’s not our motive.” Joel Bluml, director of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center and a member of the Judicial Board, said Facebook was a useful tool and echoed many of Kidd’s statements, including the lack of motivation to go out and search Facebook for incriminating photos. He said the University does not have a separate policy for Facebook and the information procured through Facebook is treated like information brought forth in any other way. “Some people may think ‘don’t bother me when I am doing what I am doing on my own time,’” said Bluml.
“Some of those same people may be outraged if something tragic happened on a college campus and the university wasn’t aware of it. It’s kind of a double-edged sword.” Bluml said Facebook was a good tool for communication, but can also be a potentially dangerous one for students. “It has to be a tool that you use to make your life better and enhance your life,” said Bluml, “versus the exact same tool that can be something that diminishes your educational experience – you aren’t studying enough because you are always on Facebook. You are going out and having experiences just so you can post them on Facebook so you can look like you are having a great time.” At the SRWC, Bluml said he tries to inform students working there that what they post on Facebook has the potential to impact their future. Patrick Muenks, a political science major and another board member, said that as a board member, it does not create issues for him. “The code of conduct is very clear, it simply states that if alcohol is in the dorms, you are in violation of the code of conduct,” said Muenks. “Beyond that, as long as there is evidence to support that idea, then there really are no exceptions to that.” However, as a student, Muenks thinks that RAs and CAs should not go hunting for photos, and that students should be made more aware of how easy it is for anyone, not just people you have added as “friends” to see information posted on Facebook. Because of his position as a student leader on campus, Muenks said he has had more opportunities to hear about the impact of information on Facebook. “I don’t think that a lot of publicity is done or a lot of emphasis is put on general students who aren’t quite as active or don’t get access to those opportunities,” said Muenks. Overall, Muenks said students should be aware of how public Facebook actually is. Muenks mentioned the ability of Google search engines to search Facebook for a speciﬁc date, so if a student posts incriminating photos on Facebook, but takes them down, those pictures can still be found through the search engine. “I think the best answer is to just not put them up,” said Muenks. ReAnne Utemark is a senior history major. Reach her at reanne.utemark@washburn. edu.
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Progressive history at Washburn “Manager Leach of the football team has received communication from the K.C. Medics to the effect that they will play Washburn October 24th provided no colored men are in the game.” – The Washburn Review, Oct. 2, 1903.
ReAnne Utemark WASHBURN REVIEW In light of Black History Month, it is important to remember the progressive history of Washburn University. Women and minorities were welcome to the institution since its founding in 1865. Students have addressed the issue head on both in student government and in the student newspaper. Alumni have taken the issue above and beyond the halls of Washburn. In 1866, a short year after the end of the Civil War and the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, there is record of an African American man attending Lincoln College. While the language is antiquated and not politically correct by modern standards, the short paragraph in The Congregational Record of March 1866 indicates the presence of an African American boy, and the text seemingly offers little judgment about the idea. In the early 1900s, the presence of Walter Caldwell, a star player and African American, caused a Missouri team to refuse to play. The Washburn
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Review in 1903 wrote, “Although the ﬁnancial consideration was fair, and although if played the game would draw an excellent crowd, Manager Leach ﬂatly refused to play unless this restriction was withdrawn. The manager’s policy is to be heartily commended by students and faculty.” In 1903, the Washburn team was champions of the Missouri Valley, which included beating the University of Kansas. Caldwell graduated from medical school in 1906. In 1918, he completed extra course work and specialized in pediatrics in Kansas City, Mo. A Washburn alumni who moved to California, Loren Miller, a law school graduate of 1928, worked for the civil rights movement. Miller, a lawyer and a journalist both wrote about and argued for discrimination cases. In 1948, Miller and Thurgood Marshall argued a case before the United States Supreme Court and the Court ruled that lower courts could not bar persons from owning real property on the grounds of race. In 1954, Miller wrote two appellate briefs for the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court Case.
Before the Brown case reached the United States Supreme Court, three African American lawyers and Washburn law graduates ﬁled the Brown v. Topeka Board of Education case in the U.S. District Court of Kansas in February of 1951. According to the Spring/Summer issue of The Washburn Lawyer in 2004, Charles Scott, John Scott and Charles Bledsoe worked to recruit psychologists and social scientists to testify as to the psychological harm of segregation on children in school. The Lawyer wrote, “This testimony would play an important role in the Supreme Court’s 1954 decision because the Kansas case was the only case to focus on the psychological harm on segregation to school children.” On May 17, 1954, after several appeals, the Supreme Court unanimously declared that state-sanctioned school segregation was unconstitutional. History repeated itself and the student body of Washburn again stood against racial discrimination. On Friday, Oct. 21, 1949, the Washburn Review mentioned the integration of a formerly segregated dance. The paper reported, “When Lincoln College,
which is now Washburn, was founded, one of the principles set fort was that there would be education without discrimination. But it wasn’t until much later, a little more than three years ago, that most rankling barrier, the segregated dance, was broken through by a public demonstration on the part of the white students.” The article goes on to rail against the segregated representation of the homecoming queen. This was during the tenure of Arthur Fletcher, a successful Ichabod football player and African American. Fletcher graduated in 1950 with a degree in sociology. Fletcher would go on to serve extensively in politics. According to the New York Times on Feb. 4, 1990, President George H.W. Bush appointed Fletcher as chairman of the Civil Rights Commission. Prior to this appointment, Fletcher served as the Assistant Secretary of Labor under Nixon, as the deputy Presidential assistant for urban affairs for Gerald R. Ford and as a consultant for Ronald Reagan. In 1995, Fletcher was among the early candidates for the Republican nomination for president in the 1996 election. Washburn Law alumnus
Robert Dole was also in the running. In 1995, the Topeka Capital-Journal quoted Fletcher as saying, “I can hold my own with graduates from Harvard, Yale and those places. At Washburn, a B grade is about as good as an A at those damn high-priced schools.” Washburn alum Dole ended up getting the nomination, but Fletcher’s legacy was tied into his role in the development of Afﬁrmative Action. In a 2005 article in the Topeka Capital-Journal, it wrote Fletcher called himself the father of Afﬁrmative Action and that Fletcher had made a career out of raising awareness to race issues. Fletcher is quoted in the same article as saying that Washburn was “an island of democracy in a sea of racism” during the 1940s. Washburn alumni have distinguished themselves in diverse ways. However, Washburn also distinguished itself as being a progressive, diverse university. ReAnne Utemark is a senior history major. Reach her at reanne.utemark@ washburn.edu.
Quilting for African American history at WU, Brown v. Board
The exhibit “Quilting African American Women’s History: Our Challenges, Creativity and Champions” will be displayed at Mulvane Art Museum until April 5. It is also displayed at Brown v. Board of Education National History Site at 1515 S.E. Monroe Ave. until March 30. The exhibit was organized by the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center of the Ohio Historical Society in Wilberforce, Ohio. It was curated by artist, historian and curator Carolyn Mazloomi. Photos by Arissa Utemark, Washburn Review
Monday, Feb. 23, 2009 • Arts & Entertainment
Spreading the message V-Day documentary focuses on writings of injured women, proceeds of event go toward Battered Women Task Force Leia Karimul Bashar WASHBURN REVIEW
The documentary “What I Want My Words to Do to You” was shown at Mabee Library on Monday afternoon as part of the V-Day events at Washburn during February and March. The documentary delved into the writings of 15 women inmates of New York’s Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. In the film, the inmates attended a writing workshop led by Eve Ensler, who wrote “The Vagina V-DAY Monologues.” EVENT Most of the women inmates who took part in the workshop had been convicted of murder and sentenced to lengthy prison terms. During their sessions with Ensler, the inmates read about the crimes they had committed, and, in their own words, offered glimpses into pasts that were often stricken by poverty and neglect. The women each examined their own complicity in their crimes, and several expressed regret that their own poor choices had affected so many people’s lives. Cynthia Berry, a former prostitute serving 25-years-to-life, described the heart-wrenching guilt she felt at her trial for the murder of a 71-year-old man. “I watched his daughter cry,” said Berry. “I learned that when he met me three months before this happened, he had just lost his wife. He wanted to be with somebody because he was mourning the loss of a woman he’d
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Word games: V-Day presented “What I Want My Words to Do to You,” a documentary showcasing the writings of 15 women inmates in New York’s Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. stayed with for 40 years and now was dead. I didn’t see all this at the time. All I saw was, this is this dirty old man, who wants to spend some money.” After the documentary, guest speakers Suzanne MacDonald, Carol Hill and Norma Weisner spoke to audience members about their personal experiences as volunteers at the Topeka Correctional Facility. MacDonald, who founded a running club at the prison along with Hill and Weisner, discussed how women cope with their lives behind bars. She said one of the women in the running group mentioned that the prison was releasing prisoners because of budget cuts. The
inmate told MacDonald she hoped her own sentence would be shortened. “And then she said, ‘But I don’t want to have hope because that’s a dangerous thing,’ and it just struck me,” said MacDonald. “It almost brought me to my knees, to not want to have hope because of how dangerous that is. She said she doesn’t want to have hope because it probably won’t happen. She has a number of years to serve, and she told me she has to think of this place as her life, and to not always be thinking in terms of the outside.” Hill said that when she first arrived at the prison as a volunteer, she was
unprepared for the women’s behavior compared to women on the outside. “There was a certain lack of social nicety,” said Hill. “Some of the gals just didn’t know how to behave. But also, we didn’t know the niceties of what was OK to talk to them about. Was it all right to say to someone you just met, ‘What are you in for?’ So we didn’t have certain social skills, either.” MacDonald drew a parallel between the inmates in the documentary and the inmates at the Topeka Correctional Facility. “The women in the documentary want people to see that they are really
good people,” said MacDonald. “[Out inmates} work so hard at raising money for our races and trying to partner with the community. They want to be seen as more than the sum of their offenses.” MacDonald said the running program is not simply about getting the inmates into shape, rather, the goal is to help women get in touch with their bodies. She said that even something as simple as a healthy diet had initially been a foreign concept to many of the inmates in the Topeka Correctional Facility. “It’s almost like things have just happened to them their whole lives,” she said. “They’ve never been responsible for their own fitness or well-being. We bring in speakers to the running club meetings to talk about fitness, about nutrition, all those kinds of things that most of us have such awareness of.” After the discussion, donations were accepted, and 90 percent of the proceeds went to the Battered Women Task Force. The rest of the proceeds went to a project called “V-Day Women of the Congo.” On Saturday, a show called “Girl’s Night Out!” was also held in honor of V-Day at 6 p.m. in the Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center. Guest performers were Lorie Jo Bridges and Ellie Smith. Donations were accepted, and V-Day merchandise was available for purchase. Leia Karimul Bashar is a senior mass media major. Reach her at leia. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shields’ senior art exhibit showcased at art building Regina Budden WASHBURN REVIEW
the power company when it threatened the power lines. Shields was so overcome when she learned what was to happen that she ran outside with a The first senior art exhibit of camera and took dozens of photos. the semester is being kicked off by From those pictures, she tried to draw Rebecca Shields, an art major with the tree in a way that would be more an emphasis in graphic design and meaningful to others. computer animation. Every art major “They started butchering trees,” is required to exhibit selected pieces said Shields, “and it made everything as a graduation requirement. so ugly. I wanted to show a direct Although Shields’ emphasis connection from us to nature.” mostly involves computer-generated She chose fingers as a way to works, the majority of pieces on make trees more human. display are, more traditional “Fingers and hands mediums of art. One of identify us,” said Shields. SENIOR the works on display is are the main way ART EXHIBIT “They a television that plays a our sense of touch is computer-animated version communicated, and they of a ship and then a castle that Shields are very personal.” did in 2006 with a relatively new This drawing, the only one program called “Lightwave.” hanging in the display, became the Of all the pictures on the wall, one focus for much of her artwork from stood out in Shields’ mind. “Finger that point on. The gallery is peppered Tree,” a pencil drawing done in 2007, with pieces that are inspired by those was a turning point in her artwork. symbols, including several woodcuts “It was essential for what became and prints of hands, fingers carved my theme,” she said. It was inspired into the wood of a tree stump (called by a favorite childhood climbing-tree “Inside a Tree” for emphasis) and a that was cut down a few years ago by particularly interesting work called
“Diabetic Hand” that is a diabetic inhaler that’s been formed into the shape of a human hand. Most of the works in the gallery are oil paintings that show her distinctly hard-edged style of shading, which she said earned her the nickname “Iron Lady” by one teacher. Shields said the art works that have been most formative for her are the ones that aren’t hanging on the walls. “They don’t really look good, but I learned a lot from doing them,” said Shields. Although it has been stressful trying to get everything together, Shields never let the pressure become overwhelming. “Putting it up is kind of the hassle,” said Shields. “Having it up is a lot of fun. And I’ve learned a lot. It’s been a good experience.” Shields’ work will be displayed through Thursday in the art building on campus. Regina Budden is a sophomore mass media major. Reach her at regina. email@example.com.
Student film association serves community Brandon Bills WASHBURN REVIEW Washburn Student Film and Video Association has plenty of options for students interested in filmmaking throughout this semester and beyond. Jaycie Wiechman, WSFVA president, said the organization exists to let students get involved in video production with their peers. “Our goal is to have something students can put in their portfolio,” said Wiechman. WSFVA works closely with the mass media department. Last year, the organization redesigned the set for the WUCT news broadcast, the only student-run, live newscast in Kansas. The news program has been entered to compete for a Student Broadcast Award from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters. “That’s really exciting for us,” said Shanley Cox, vice president. Sunday night, WSFVA held an Oscar party as a fund raiser. It was held in the theater at the College Hill apartments. Attendees dressed up and walked down the red carpet. The party was complete with concessions and sandwiches. Attendees voted for
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No grouch: Members of the Washburn Student Film and Video Association enjoyed an Academy Award watch ceremony Sunday evening. who they thought would win in each category. WSFVA is in preproduction for a short horror film, with plans to shoot sometime in March. On April 25, WSFVA will hold a showcase for film projects. Anyone involved in film production, not just students, is encouraged to submit their projects for the showcase, said Leah Brown, special events coordinator.
WSFVA members also seek to use their skills to serve the community. In the coming months, members will be working with Visit Topeka Convention and Visitor Bureau for a video showing sites around Topeka. Brandon Bills is a senior mass media major. Reach him at brandon.bills@ washburn.edu.
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Electric conductor: Robert Meunier, director of bands at Drake University, was guest conductor for the night as the WU wind ensemble performed Feb. 20.
Wind ensemble performs at White Concert Hall Regina Budden WASHBURN REVIEW
a freshman music major who was attending the concert for class. “I think that conductor is marvelous The Washburn University wind the way he does his hands. He’s so ensemble held a performance at White graceful,” said Christina BrennanConcert Hall last Friday, with a slight Rezac, of St. Marys. She came to see twist: the ensemble exchanged its her grandson, Travis Mott, perform in usual director, Norman Gamboa, for the trumpet section of the ensemble, Robert Meunier, the director of bands and said the crowd was smaller at Drake University. than she had imagined it would be. Meunier has a great deal of Washburn, she said, always has good experience in all kinds of music, and entertainment. has recorded with such Jan Morris, a Topeka artists as the Temptations, resident, also attended the WIND the Smothers Brothers and concert for an ensemble ENSEMBLE participant. Jakob Rostik, Roger Williams. He is also a respected consultant for another trumpet player, is music education, and is highly sought living at Morris’ house this semester. after as a guest conductor. “This was a very good program. The Gamboa also presented the audience music was wonderful, and the students with a pleasant surprise by showing up were working hard,” said Morris. “It as part of the ensemble, playing in the was really interesting to watch Norman brass section. playing in the body instead of up front Meunier said he enjoyed the time he leading everyone. But he wasn’t listed took all week visiting the university’s in the program.” music classrooms and sharing his views on music education. Although he said little, Meunier was well received by the crowd during the concert. “It’s great that Washburn University Regina Budden is a sophomore mass is reaching out like this, by having a media major. Reach her at regina. guest conductor,” said Taryn Doty, firstname.lastname@example.org.
MONDAY, FEB. 23, 2009
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Furbearer season begins March 1
Reese wins Bassmaster Classic
Josh Rouse WASHBURN REVIEW
After three days of ﬁshing, a new Bassmaster Classic champion has been crowned. Auburn, Calif., native Skeet Reese won the 2009 Classic with a total weight of 54 pounds, 13 ounces, edging out eccentric New Jersey angler Michael Iaconelli by 11 ounces. “I didn’t know it would be possible,” said Reese, just minutes after he was crowned champion. Reese sat at second place after Day 2, with South Dakotan Jami Fralick enjoying a slight lead. “You don’t know if it’s going to be your time,” said Reese. Lake Quivira, Kan., native Brent Chapman ﬁnished just outside the ﬁnal day cut, tying for 27th with 24 pounds, 7 ounces and earning $10,000. Josh Rouse is a junior mass media major. Reach him at joshua.rouse@ washburn.edu.
Bassmaster Classic ﬁnal day standings Place, name, lbs.-oz., earnings 1. Skeet Reese, 54-13, $500,000 2. Michael Iaconelli, 54-2, $45,000 3. Brian Snowden, 52-14, $40,000 4. Mike McClelland, 52-1, $30,000 5. Edwin Evers, 51-5, $25,000 6. Bryan Schmidt, 51-1, $22,000 7. Kenyon Hill, 49-14, $21,500 8. Jami Fralick, 49-2, $21,000 9. Aaron Martens, 49-1, $20,500 10. Kelly Jordon, 48-12, $20,000 11. Mark Davis, 48-4, $15,000 12. Boyd Duckett, 47-8, $14,500 13. Casey Ashley, 46-15, $14,250 14. Alton Jones, 46-11, $14,000 15. Kevin Wirth, 44-2, $13,750 16. Bobby Lane, 40-15, $13,000 17. Terry Fitzpatrick, 39-15, $12,900 18. Dean Rojas, 39-14, $12,800 19. Shaw E. Grigsby, 39-10, $12,700 20. Greg Hackney, 38-6, $12,600 21. Greg Pugh, 37-8, $12,400 22. Dave Wolak, 37-2, $12,300 23. Bill Lowen, 36-11, $12,200 24. Randy Howell, 34-7, $12,100 25. Jay Evans, 31-7, $12,000 26th-50th - $10,000 each Total payout: $1.2 million To see how the rest of the ﬁeld of 51 ﬁnished, read the Washburn Review blog at blogs.washburnreview.org.
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Super stuffer: Washburn sophomore Joe Wayner runs his own taxidermy business. Wayner is an art student and uses his outdoor artwork for inspiration when planning his taxidermy.
Washburn student runs taxidermy business Brandon Bills WASHBURN REVIEW
pretty much, from school and stuff, I ﬁnd myself in the woods,” said Wayner. “I just love it out there, wouldn’t trade it for anything.” Washburn student Joe Wayner sees In addition to wildlife, Wayner’s taxidermy as a dying art, but to him other love is art, so taxidermy is a it’s even more. natural extension of both. He views “It’s all about the beauty of nature,” taxidermy as a way of not only said Wayner. preserving the animal, but memories Wayner ﬁrst became interested in of the hunter. taxidermy when he was in the ﬁfth “I’m just trying to preserve and grade on a ﬁeld trip to the Kansas make a memory last a life time for River. On the ﬁeld trip, he saw a display people,” said Wayner. “Everything by taxidermist Larry Longhofer. Later, that’s mounted is going to have some when Wayner was in high school, he signiﬁcance to somebody and there’s took his ﬁrst lessons in taxidermy going to be a story behind it.” from Longhofer, learning how to Wayner said ﬁsh and deer are mount pheasant and a ﬁsh. the most popular specimens for “Joe just has a real love for wildlife,” preservation, usually “trophy bucks” said Longhofer. “He enjoys or a “big whopper” of a each specimen he works on STUDENT ﬁsh.“Those are deﬁnitely and when he ﬁnishes it he’s TAXIDERMY more popular because proud of it. Rightfully so.” Wayner has kept in people are looking to say, contact with Longhofer over the years, ‘See what I caught,’” said Wayner. but much of what he has learned has For Wayner, taxidermy is been self taught. He enjoys the process somewhere between a hobby and a of seeing what can be done through business. He preserves animal for practicing, like trying to perfect other hunters, but only as time allows, mounting a deer. which isn’t much as a college student. Wayner loves all things outdoors The process of preserving an and has grown up around hunting and animal involves gutting it, drying the ﬁshing. skin, putting it on a foam mannequin, “Ever since I could walk, I remember using clay to give form to some parts going out with my dad and seeing what of the animal, and creating epoxy it was all about,” said Wayner. eyes. Additionally, ﬁsh must be Wayner has been hunting and painted, because they lose their color ﬁshing seriously since about age 11. during the drying process. For this, He looks at hunting as a chance to get he takes pictures before drying the away and enjoy some peace and quiet. ﬁsh, to recreate the ﬁsh’s true color. “When ever I get a spare moment Everything is done with the goal of
making the animal look as it did in nature. “The best compliment a taxidermist can have is when people say, ‘Hey, that looks like it’s alive,’” said Longhofer. “That really makes you feel good.” Wayner is currently a sophomore at Washburn pursuing a bachelor of ﬁne arts in painting, an art not far removed from taxidermy. “Everything about taxidermy is pretty much art,” said Wayner. “All the molding and painting and attention to detail.” Wayner paints mostly wildlife scenes, which are inﬂuenced by his experience with animals. Studying the anatomy of the animal has allowed him to see how animals move and what they look like in nature, allowing him to make his painting more realistic. “Studying these will help me get a better understanding of the structure and how they’re supposed to look,” said Wayner. “That helps me when I ﬁnally put the brush to the canvas.” After graduation, Wayer hopes work in commercial arts or graphic design while continuing to paint a taxidermy animals. It’s a life long hobby that he hopes to shares with others someday. “I really respect the animals that I mount,” said Wayner. “I think part of the reason for mounting is to show how beautiful they are to people that don’t go out in the woods and see them in their natural state.” Brandon Bills is a senior mass media major. Reach him at brandon.bills@ washburn.edu.
Although beaver trapping season runs through March 31, all other Kansas trapping seasons are over for the winter. However, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks reminds hound enthusiasts that the furbearer running season begins March 1. This is the time for furbearer hunters and their dogs to hone skills necessary during the furbearer hunting seasons. During the running season, no furbearer may be legally killed or taken. In addition, it is illegal for runners to possess any ﬁrearm or other weapon while pursuing f u r b e a r e r s FURBEARER SEASON during the running season. Legal hours for running furbearers are 24 hours daily, and a furharvester license is required. The running season is open through Nov. 1. Furbearers may also be run during the open furbearer hunting seasons, which coincide with trapping seasons. KDWP also reminds furharvesters that legally acquired live furbearers may be kept only through the last day of the season (Feb. 15). All furbearers (except bobcats and swift fox) must be skinned within 48 hours of the close of the season. Raw pelts may not be kept past the dates below. (Any pelt that has not been tanned, including those stretched and dried are considered raw.) Raw pelt possession deadlines are as follow: Beaver — April 30; Raccoon, red and gray fox, and opossum — Feb. 29; and Other furbearers — March 16.
Current seasons: Elk (ﬁrearm) — Jan. 1-March 15 Dove — Nov. 20-Feb. 28 Light geese (extended season) — Feb. 16-April 30 Squirrel — June 1-Feb. 28 Rabbits — All year Crow — Nov. 10-March 10 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
Outdoor enthusiasts easily swayed by republican rhetoric
Josh Rouse WASHBURN REVIEW With the rumors swirling around Washington, D.C., about the possible appointment of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to President Barack Obama’s cabinet, perhaps I’ve become a bit sentimental. As with any government ofﬁcial, it’s easy to form memories from what you see or read or hear about in the media. Thinking back to the articles I’ve read throughout the years that Sebelius has been in ofﬁce, I found it surprising that most of the articles I remembered had
Over my dead body, right? to do with the outdoors. Whether it was Actually, wrong. Many democrats her annual one-shot turkey hunt, events she’d attended or bills she’d supported, are actually avid hunters themselves, it was a surreal moment to realize just Sebelius being one of them. In the how involved 2004 election, she really was “ pictures of John with anglers and Kerry pheasant hunters. hunting in Iowa The truth behind Of course, showed that the fear is that, if becoming a even the “liberal democratic enjoy the anything, democrats elitists” governor in a thrills of hunting. are actually a bigger Compare that mainly republican constituency the infamous supporter of wildlife to requires a Dick Cheney certain amount hunting ﬁasco, than republicans. of tact. Many and then try - Josh Rouse avid outdoors to tell me who Outdoors columnist enthusiasts cling hunts more. I to the Republican I know who ” bet Party as if it is Cheney’s huntin’ their personal buddy votes for. protection against freedom-hating Leading up to the election, some liberals, who all want to go to your hunting and gun magazines backed house and take your guns away. John McCain completely, saying
Obama wanted to get rid of guns and hunting. Yet Obama co-sponsored the Wetlands Protection Act, and in an interview with Field & Stream Editor-in-Chief Anthony Licata said that he would prefer the Department of the Interior to be a sportsman or sportswoman. In that same article, Obama admitted that he supported legislation for banning assault riﬂes, but only because they are not used for hunting. Neither of the candidates said they owned a gun or hunted. The truth behind the fear is that, if anything, democrats are actually a bigger supporter of wildlife than republicans. While republican politicians can boast that they support the second amendment and the right of any American to purchase a submachine gun at will, they have a lot of explaining to do when it comes to the environment. Those same “treehugging liberals” that want to take your guns away are also the ones that
want to make sure you have a place to hunt or ﬁsh, with a wide selection of game to choose from. This is not to say that all republicans do not care about preserving wildlife in their natural environment. Groups such as Ducks Unlimited, which are made up largely of the republican hunters, play a large role in preserving habitats and wildlife. But for any politician to preach about the joys of wildlife while pocketing money from big businesses that emit a good deal of pollution (big oil, for example) is an insult to the intelligence of the average outdoors enthusiast.
Josh Rouse is a junior mass media major. Reach him at joshua.rouse@ washburn.edu.
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Time To Tussle
WU vs. ESU
5:30 p.m. Wednesday Lee Arena
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men’s basketball Tussle big for both teams
Washburn wraps up season Wednesday against Emporia, battling for fourth in MIAA Sheldon Warmington WASHBURN REVIEW
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All smiles: Coach Bob Chipman has experienced his share of heated WU-ESU rivalry games over the years.
For die-hard Washburn fans, feelings for Emporia are comparable to the dislike seen in all the nation’s great rivalries, matching up with the likes of Texas-Oklahoma, KansasMissouri and North CarolinaDuke. The long-standing rivalry between Washburn and Emporia, known as the Turnpike Tussle, has deep roots and exists for reasons unbeknownst to many of today’s Washburn students, but is one that is enforced at every possible chance in all sporting events. “I don’t really know why I don’t like them,” said Brady Rothrock, junior accounting
major. “Ever since my dad came here Washburn has never liked Emporia. Maybe it’s because they are our closest rivals, but growing up in Topeka, liking Emporia was never really an option.” For those just dying to know, here is a little insight as to the reason behind the rivalry, so the next time you are trying to explain to your parents why the Hornets are the scum of the earth, you’ll actually have justification. Aside from the obvious geographical issues that link both universities, there have been several meetings between the schools’ teams that have separated them historically. Since the 1946-47 seasons, Please see WU-ESU page 7
Bods get hot at right time, win two Sheldon Warmington WASHBURN REVIEW
In front of possibly the best turnout in Lee Arena this season, Washburn erased a 17-point second half deficit to beat Missouri Southern and clench a berth in the MIAA tournament. At the start of the game, there was a sense that it could be a long night for the Ichabods. Missouri Southern was on the attack right out of the gates and built a double-digit lead by halftime. The Lions’ Skyler Bowlin sparked the MSSU onslaught by hitting six of seven shots from the field, with three coming in the form of 3-pointers. Washburn, on the other hand, shot just two of 12 from the 3-point arc. In what has become a trend, Washburn’s second half effort
seemed to be that of a totally different team. After falling behind 61-49 at the 12-minute mark, the Bods sparked an unlikely run that might catapult Washburn all the way to the three seed in the MIAA tournament, up from the sixth seed they held a week ago. Following a 3-point shot by Paul Byers, Washburn went on a 16-0 run, one of the biggest comebacks for Bob Chipman and his staff. “In the locker room at half time Coach was fired up and thought that we weren’t playing as a team,” said Nate Daniels, sophomore guard. “So going out there, we raised our defensive intensity, pretty soon the whole team caught on.” The 16-point run put the
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Homecourt heaven: The Bods improved to 11-1 at Lee Arena this season with a win against Missouri Southern.
Feb. 23, 2009 The Sideliner
New coach hopes to match ‘08 success
against schools from the Rocky Mountain Athletic and North Central conferences. With the switch in regions, Washburn will While Washburn tennis expects now play teams from the Heartland to be more than competitive, and Lone Star conferences, which experience will be the resounding are comprised of teams from theme for both the teams and the Oklahoma and Texas. coach this season. “Historically those conferences For the men’s team, two seniors are very, very strong,” said Alden. and ﬁve juniors complete the roster “But, by playing tough matches with what coach David Alden calls early, by the time you get into your a “very accomplished team.” conference matches, you’re match “We’re very deep this year,” said tested.” Alden. “This might be the deepest As the new head coach for both team that Washburn has ever had, men’s and women’s tennis, Alden and I look for that experience also brings his own experience to really come through in many to the Washburn tennis program. matches.” Before taking the position, Alden With individual skills coached men’s and and experience already women’s tennis and was DAVID developed, Alden hopes assistant athletic director ALDEN to give players a more at Metro State University team-oriented focus for the in Denver, Colo. In his season. ﬁve seasons as head coach, he led “Historically, Washburn has the men’s team to three consecutive always played great doubles,” NCAA Regional Tournaments and said Alden. “So for the men’s back-to-back RMAC Tournament team, our biggest focus is trying to championships. develop that team spirit and get the While he experienced a great chemistry down as early as possible deal of success at Metro State, the so we can continue that success.” opportunity to coach at Washburn As for women’s tennis, Alden was one that Alden couldn’t pass is starting with a brand new team up. this season. Six freshmen and one junior-college transfer comprise this year’s roster. “We’re very talented, but we’re very young,” said Alden. “I expect us to start off pretty well and only February get better.” 21 Nebraska-Kearney Throughout the season, Alden hopes to focus on getting his Men: Won 7-2; Women: Won 9-0 players used to competing at the March college level. “I’m just trying to guide them 6 SE Okla. State, noon (M) along through their growth process 7 Newman, noon so by the time we get to our 11 Barton County CC, 2 p.m. conference tournament, we’ve got 14 Fort Hays St., 10 a.m. (W) enough experience that we can perform at the level that we are 16 Cameron, 10 a.m. (M) capable of,” Alden said. 17 Midwestern St., 10 a.m. A change in regions will also be 18 Cameron, 10 a.m. (W) a new experience for both teams this season. Last year, the teams 20 Dallas Baptist, 9 a.m. played their regional matches Nicole Stejskal WASHBURN REVIEW
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Experienced leader: Jeff Alden had success coaching the men’s and women’s teams at Metro State the past ﬁve years.
able to coach men’s and women’s tennis without having to worry about the extra jobs associated with the assistant athletic director position. “Here, I feel like I have the luxury of just being able to focus on my passion, which is coaching,” said Alden. “I get to focus on being the best coach I can be without being pulled in different directions.” Overall, Alden believes that after the success of former coach Jennifer Hastert, his biggest challenge will be to continue the legacy that she left at Washburn and to live up to the expectations set for him. But more than anything, Alden hopes his team will live up to the expectations he has set for them. “The focus has always been on going in and competing and getting the best results possible,” said Alden. “Our ﬁrst step is to win the conference tournament and then see how far we can take it from there.”
“Overall, the institutional and community support for athletics, especially tennis in particular, has a good reputation at Washburn,” Nicole Stejskal is a sophomore mass media major. Reach her at nicole. said Alden. In addition, Alden enjoys being email@example.com.
21 East Central, 9 a.m. 27 Cowley County CC, TBA 28 Truman St., 10 a.m. 29 Wichita St., 1 p.m. (M)
17 Emporia St., 5:30 p.m. 18 St. Edward’s, 10 a.m. 25-26 MIAA Tournament in KC
6-8 NCAA Regional tourn. April Nicole Stejskal 1 Mo.Western, 2:30 p.m. (W) 5-13 NCAA Nat’l Championships, WASHBURN1REVIEW Almonte Springs, Fla. 3 Nebraska-Omaha, p.m. 4 NW Missouri St., 10 a.m. 10 Missouri Southern, 3:30 p.m. Home games in bold 11 Southwest Baptist, 10 a.m. Neutral games in italics 13 Johnson County CC, 2:30 p.m. (M) - men’s team only (W) - women’s team only 15 Rockhurst, 3:30 p.m.
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Blues swinging for regionals after last year’s appearance Eric Smith WASHBURN REVIEW
Fielding grounders: Third baseman Tish Williams leads the Lady Blues into the new season after qualifying for NCAA regionals in 2008.
Key Info • Had 29-28 record last season • Finished ﬁfth in MIAA with 12-24 conference record • Currently 4-11 • Lost to Emporia St. and Minnesota St. Mankato in NCAA tournament last year • Picked ﬁfth in MIAA preseason poll
While the Washburn Lady Blues softball team had its successes in the 2007-08 season, it ﬁnished on a rough note. The Washburn softball team went 29-28 last season and ﬁnished losing seven of nine including its last four in the MIAA and NCAA Tournament. The Lady Blues ﬁnished the season tied for fourth in conference with Pittsburg State and were the No. 5 seed in the MIAA tournament. After beating the No. 4 seed Gorillas in the ﬁrst game of the tournament, the Lady Blues lost to No. 1 seed Emporia State and No. 2 seed Central Missouri. “Last season I think was heartbreaking because we actually did pretty well at the tournament,” said Dani White, senior ﬁrst basemen. “We didn’t win obviously but we went a lot further than we had in past years. We competed a lot harder than we had.” The Lady Blues then advanced to the
NCAA North Central Regional for only the second time in 10 years. However, the No. 8 Lady Blues’ postseason was short lived as they lost to top seed and host Emporia State in the ﬁrst round and then Minnesota State the following day to end their season. “It was just heartbreaking after that,” said White. “But just making it to the tournament and being top eight in the region was deﬁnitely rewarding.” While the Lady Blues have had had a rough start going 4-11 to begin the season, White can see the team doing well again this year. “We always talk about goals to make it to the MIAA tournament. Do well there and then the make it to the NCAA tournament,” said White. “But with the losses we’ve had this year, we’re just taking every game one at a time.” The Lady Blues had four seniors on the 2008-09 season including pitcher Kelly Swygert, shortstop Brooke DeVader, second basemen Malarie Fellers, and outﬁelder Mandy Tabutton. Although all
Please see SOFTBALL page 8
2009 starting lineup Maggie West CF, sr.
Jessie Batres LF, jr.
Ashley Podschun 2B, jr.
Ashley Shaﬀer SS, so.
Tish Williams 3B, jr.
Lindsey Himpel RF, fr.
Mario Scott Guard., jr.
Dani White 1B, sr.
Whitney Tapp C, jr.
Nicole Perkuhn DP, jr.
6 Drury February 7 Missouri S & T 5 Angelo St. L 1-0 7 Cameron 5 Midwestern St. L 5-3 11 Benedictine 6 Abilene Christian L 5-2 13 Truman St. 7 SE Oklahoma St. L 7-2 13 East Central L 9-5, L 6-3 13 Tarleton St. 14 Central Okla. L 11-1, W 6-214 Nebraska-Omaha 19 SE Okla. St. L 6-4, L 6-5 14 Augustana (SD) 15 SW Oklahoma St. 20 St. Edward’s W 6-1 27 Missouri Western 20 Abilene Christian L 4-2 21 St. Mary’s (Tex.) W 10-0 28 Truman St. 21 SW Oklahoma St. W 8-4 April 3 NW Missouri St. 22 Angelo St. 4 Nebraska-Omaha 27 Arkansas Tech 8 Baker 28 Nebraska-Omaha 10 Pittsburg St. 28 Lincoln 11 Missouri Southern March 17 Southwest Baptist 1 Newman 18 Central Missouri 1 Rockhurst 20 Missouri Western 4 Bethany 22 Emporia St. 6 Oklahoma City 25 Fort Hays St. 6 Pittsburg St.
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Ichabods start season at .500 after poor record in 2008
Ben Fitch WASHBURN REVIEW
after the nightcap. Anson said he knew what he wanted to work on with the team. “We need to make more clutch hits and The baseball team’s season is getting not walk so many people,” he said. off to a slow start. They had an expectation The Ichabods walked seven during the to live up to after team was ranked eighth game. in the Mid-American Intercollegiate The next face off with Bemidji, Saturday, Athletics Association featured a home coaches’ poll in “ run by sophomore January. However, Dane Simaneau We just didn’t the ﬁrst game of the and series of good season was a loss. The take care of the pitches by senior team was defeated in Brett Sorensen, who baseball... a doubleheader by managed to turn a - Steve Anson Bethany, Feb. 17. double play with the Baseball coach They fell 6-3 in the bases loaded. opener and 9-7 in the “We came in ” ready nightcap. to play,” The second competition, against Sorensen said. Bemidji State, was rescheduled to The Ichabods scored 12 hits and nine accommodate the weather. The original runs, Saturday. doubleheader scheduled for Feb. 21 was The team played Bemidji State again, rescheduled for Feb. 20, and the team Sunday and they will host a single against played a single on both Saturday and Rockhurst Feb. 24. Afterwards, the Sunday. Ichabods will prepare to meet Southwest The Ichabods won the ﬁrst game on Baptist in a conference in Bolivar, Mo. Friday, 3-2, and lost the second, 7-4. “We just didn’t take care of the baseball, and we let some scoring opportunities get Ben Fitch is a writer for the Washburn away.” coach Steve Anson said Friday Review.
Key Info • Had 17-29 record last season • Finished eighth in MIAA with 12-24 conference record
• Picked eighth in MIAA preseason poll
Slap hands: Washburn started off the season with a 3-3 record, following an abysmal 17-29 record in 2008. The Ichabods face will next face Rockhurst at 3 p.m. Tuesday.
2009 starting lineup Brian Gorges CF, sr.
Thomas Holiday LF, jr.
Wes Joy 3B, jr.
Calvin Iversen RF, sr. Travis Ice 2B, jr.
Dane Simoneau SS, so.
• Currently 3-3 • Led opponents 1062-934 in the ﬁrst half last season
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Mario Scott Guard., jr.
Luis Beltran Lopez 1B, sr.
Cameron Kasel C, so.
Brett Sorensen DH, sr.
28 Emporia St. 29 Emporia St. 17 Bethany L 6-3, L 9-7 20 Bemidji St. W 3-2, L 7-4 31 Fort Hays St. 21 Bemidji St. W 9-3 May 22 Bemidji St. W 5-0 4 Missouri Southern 24 Rockhurst 5 Missouri Southern 27 Southwest Baptist 7 Rockhurst 28 Southwest Baptist 10 Central Missouri 11 Central Missouri March 14 Fort Hays St. 6 Univ. of Indianapolis 18 Pittsburg St. 7 Missouri S & T 19 Pittsburg St. 8 Drury 21 Rockhurst 11 Upper Iowa 24 Truman St. 14 Missoui Western 25 Truman St. 15 Missouri Western 26 Truman St. 18 Rockhurst 28 Newman 21 NW Missouri St.
22 NW Missouri St. 24 Wayne St. 27 Emporia St.
2 Nebraska-Omaha 3 Nebraska-Omaha
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Feb. 23, 2009
Feb. 23, 2009 The Sideliner
WU-ESU: Seeding up for grabs
Triple OT loss at Pittsburg hurts chances for MIAA title Eric Smith WASHBURN REVIEW
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of a heartbreaking loss for the Lady Blues Saturday, the game still has meaning for the postseason. The Lady Blues have second place in the MIAA wrapped up, but still have a chance at winning the conference if Emporia loses its last two games. Stevie Schultz, freshman guard, believes that the Lady Blues can handle the Hornets this time around. “I think the difference between our team right now and the last time we played them is that we’re playing together a lot more and everything is just ﬂowing a lot better,” said Schultz. “I think we’re going to go out and get them. It’s going to be a tough game no matter what.”
both teams have met on the court at least once every year, and have ofﬁcially been going head-to-head in conference play since the 1905-1906 season, making it the oldest rivalry either team competes in. With the teams separated by a half game in the MIAA standings, both squads will appreciate the experience they’ve had in close games thus far. WU and ESU have both played in three overtime games, with the Bods winning twice and losing one. The last overtime game between the instate rivals was played on January 12, 2000 at Emporia, which WU won 93-89. Prior to their ﬁrst encounter this season, which took place on Jan. 17 at Emporia, the series was tied at 94-94. In Wednesday’s meeting, which will be No. 190, the Bods hope to get even with the Hornets both historically and for revenge on the early-season 85-75 loss. “Emporia State is obviously the biggest game of the year,” said junior forward Garret Love. “In terms of preparation, nothing extra is done, but intrinsically the players and coaches know that this is a must-win game.” Going into Saturday’s game, the Bods and Hornets are within striking distance of Fort Hays for third in the conference, yet could still mathematically ﬁnish as low as seventh. On top of the implications in the rivalry’s history, the season ﬁnale will play a big part in determining seeds for next weekend’s MIAA tournament. WU has played strong consistently all season at home, building an 11-1 record in Lee Arena, and hope to nab victory no. 12 with the home crowd behind them one last time. “We all hate Emporia,” said sophomore guard Nate Daniels. “And the focus on Wednesday will be leaving everything out there on the ﬂoor. If we play our hardest for 40 minutes we’ll win the game. It’s as simple as that.”
Eric Smith is a senior mass media major. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sheldon Warmington is a senior business ﬁnance major. Reach him at email@example.com.
Wednesday at Lee Arena Lady Blues vs. ESU, 5:30 p.m. Ichabods vs. ESU, 7:30 p.m.
Graphic by Chris Marshall, Washburn Review
MIAA’s top teams ready for rematch
Eric Smith WASHBURN REVIEW
The Universities of Washburn and Emporia State are only an hour, separated by only 59 miles on the Kansas Turnpike, down Interstate 35. At 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday in Lee Arena, the Hornets and Lady Blues will meet for the second time this season and play in the 77th edition of the rivalry that is the Turnpike Tussle. “It’s going to be a big game,” said Brette Ulsaker, junior. “They were our third loss, really set us back into third or fourth place in the league. It’s our rival and our Senior Night so hopefully we can come up big.” While the Emporia State women lead the all-time series 40-36, the Lady Blues have won 13 of the last 18, including four of the last ﬁve. “With a nice rivalry, both teams are good,” said Ron McHenry, Lady Blues head coach. “Both teams are always contending for the conference championships and are always playing in the NCAA tournaments. That makes the rivalry better, especially for the fans. I’d like to have a rival that we could beat every time but that’s not the case.” In 24 games and nine years of coaching against Emporia, McHenry is 16-8. And during that time, there have been several memorable rivalry games. Last season, the Lady Blues beat the Hornets three times including a 73-58 victory in the NCAA South Central Regional in Canyon, Texas, that ended Emporia’s season. The Lady Blues also traditionally have played well at home against Emporia going 6-1 in their last seven versus the Hornets in Lee Arena including having won four in a row. Last season, the Lady Blues won 78-52 after getting out to a halftime lead of 40-21.
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Back in blue: A game after beating Missouri Southern in pink uniforms, the Lady Blues lost a triple overtime game at Pittsburgh. When the Emporia State Hornets come to town Wednesday, Washburn will be playing for revenge, bragging rights and the possibility of another MIAA championship. “In last year’s [home] game, we played off the wall against them,” said Ulsaker. “We kind of controlled it from the start and we’re done almost by half which is a rarity for that game.” Ulsaker remembers that game, and holding Emporia’s Michelle Stueve, the MIAA’s career scoring leader, to 11 points on 2-12 shooting. “I just remember last year [Janice Bright] and I talking about shutting down [Michelle] Stueve and just making sure she didn’t get double-digit points at our place,” said Ulsaker. “I mean I’m a Kansas kid so I’ve always known the Washburn-Emporia rivalry, so that was just a big deal last year.” In 2004-05, when the Lady Blues won the NCAA Division II National Championship, Washburn beat Emporia State three out of four times.
“We had some big games in our national championship run,” said McHenry. While Washburn plays well at home, in Emporia, the Lady Blues are 4-4 in their last eight trips. “Those are the ones that probably mean the most,” said McHenry. “The ones down at their place because the hardness it is to play there.” McHenry also said that since the two schools are so close in proximity, the rivalry is important for recruitment. “Usually we’re head-to-head in recruiting,” said McHenry. “You want to beat the teams you recruit against because that gives you a little bit of an in. We have a lot of Kansas kids on the team. They do too. And they know the rivalry.” Although the game on Wednesday has lost some its luster and intensity because
The Lady Blues faced their toughest exhibition Friday night in Lee Arena, but the opponent wasn’t a Division I basketball power. The No. 9 Washburn Lady Blues basketball team cruised into John Lance Arena in Pittsburg Saturday for their last regular season road contest, having won eight consecutive games and looking to ﬁnish on a strong note. However, the Gorillas had other plans. Playing in front of a crowd of 3,177 in the WBCA’s Pink Zone Game, Pittsburg State beat Washburn
94-87 in three overtime periods and ended a 16-game losing streak to the Lady Blues that dated back to 2001. According to Washburn Sports Information, Saturday’s game was the longest game in Washburn history, as well as the ﬁrst time the Lady Blues had lost after scoring at least 81 points. They were previously 71-0 when passing the 81-point mark in a game. Senior forward Stanecia Graham led Washburn in scoring with 29 points off the bench, followed by 21 by senior guard Janice Bright, and a career-high 16 for junior guard Brette Ulsaker. While the Lady Blues still have their second place spot in the MIAA with a record of 22-4 overall and 15-4 in conference, the loss ended any chance for the team to win the conference outright. The best they can do now is tie with conference leader Emporia State. Even for that to happen, the No. 8 Hornets would have to lose their last two games, one being at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday in Lee Arena against Washburn and the other being Saturday in
Emporia against a Fort Hays State team that is seventh in conference with a record of 11-14 and 7-11. The Lady Blues began the week with a convincing 75-48 victory against Missouri Southern Thursday in a packed Lee Arena. Getting out to a 15-0 lead, Washburn never trailed, leading 39-19 at halftime and by as much as 30 in the second half. “I think the game we played [Thursday] was our best game of the season,” said Renata Germano, senior center. “We actually went out and found where we were supposed to be.” Leading in scoring for Washburn was Bright, who had 19 points. Senior forward Kalee Silovsky had a career-high 16 points while Graham had 13 off the bench. Avenging an early season loss to the Lions, the Lady Blues could have been called the Lady Pinks as they, and many of the 2,882 fans, were decked out in pink to honor their version of the WBCA’s Pink Zone game to help support breast cancer awareness. “We were just really excited to be wearing our new jerseys,” said Ulsaker. “We just Please see BLUES page 12
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Packed house: In one of the highest-attended games of the season, the Lady Blues secured a spot in the top two of the MIAA standings, trailing only Emporia State.
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Blues struggle early in season-opening road games Eric Smith WASHBURN REVIEW
The Lady Blues softball team spent the weekend in Durant, Okla. as part of the Southeastern Oklahoma South Central Shootout and picked up three more wins in the process. Washburn began the week with a doubleheader versus Southeastern Oklahoma State on Thursday in which they blew leads in both to lose 6-4 and 5-4 in eight innings. While the Lady Blues were up 4-3 in the first game and gave up three runs late, the second was even more discouraging as the Savages scored the tying and go ahead runs in the seventh and eighth innings. “It was a heartbreaking loss because we were up 4-2,” said Dani White, senior first basemen. “I think it’s because we have a young team and we’re still trying to mesh with each other, and we’re still trying to learn everybody’s strengths. It’s a matter of putting all aspects of hitting and defense together.” Friday began the SOSU Shootout also known as “The Largest Division II Softball Tournament in the Nation.” According to the tournament page, the softball event featured 15 teams and 45
games. It also said to have ten NFCA top 25 teams from last season, seven from this season’s preseason poll, and three of the last eight NCAA Division II National Champions playing in this year’s tournament. While all of that can seem overwhelming, for senior Maggie West, the rankings about the teams don’t matter. “My mindset going into the game is not to really worry about the team because softball is such a game of inches,” said West, outfielder. “I mean I Archive photo think we can compete with anybody in this country. I Brace yourself: The Blues have some questions to believe we proved it before. answer after the season’s opening stretch. So I don’t pay attention to the rankings, honestly.” Washburn began Friday by beating team to beat. the No. 3 ranked team in the nation, “I don’t think it’s intimidating at all St. Edward’s 6-1. The Lady Blues then because I know how we can be,” said lost the second game against Abilene White. “We can compete with these teams. Christian 4-2. It’s just a matter that we don’t know how White also believes the tournaments to pull out the win right now.” with the top ranked teams aren’t scary Washburn picked up two more wins and says that once the 4-12 Lady Blues on Saturday run-ruling St. Mary’s 10-0 in learn how to win, they will be a tough five innings before beating Southwestern
SOFTBALL: Just two seniors return for ‘09 at Washburn. West also said that head coach Lisa Carey, in her seventh season, is four made big contributions to the a great motivator for the team and has success of the team, current senior confidence in its potential. Maggie West is optimistic that “She always just tries to help us the current team can follow that realize that we’re going to have to success. bring our best for the field. She’s “Last year we had a lot of talent always told us that we can and I think we do this compete against any team year as well,” said West, SEASON in the county as well. So outfielder. “Hopefully PREVIEW trying to keep us positive we’ll be able to put things and motivated to want to together this year.” go out and beat a high ranked team. The Lady Blues have only two That’s always our goal.” seniors returning this season in White and West but have nine Eric Smith is a senior mass media juniors including third basemen major. Reach him at eric.smith1@ Tish Williams who has put a dent washburn.edu. in many of the offensive statistics
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Oklahoma 8-4 in the second game. The Lady Blues lost the final game of the weekend Sunday 5-2 versus Angelo State. The Lady Blues will next be in action at 7 p.m. Friday in Joplin, Mo., versus Arkansas Tech as part of the Missouri Southern/Pittsburg State Border Battle. The tournament action continues 9 a.m. Saturday versus Nebraska-Omaha before playing Lincoln at 5 p.m. in the nightcap. The weekend ends with an 11 a.m. game Sunday versus Newman followed by a 3 p.m. showdown with Rockhurst. “We have a long ways to g go in a long season and lots of mistakes to figure out and kind of come together on. Put things together as a team. I think we’re just kind of hit and miss on a few things where part of our game is going well. We have a lot of potential and are going to keep getting better as we go. That’s one thing. We’ve done better and improved every tournament and every game.”
Eric Smith is a senior mass media major. Reach him at eric.smith1@ washburn.edu.
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‘Former Fat Boy’ to share stories, fitness advice Vinny Vasquez WASHBURN REVIEW Let me tell you a quick story about this guy, we’ll call him “Ovi.” He was that token chubby, funny kid everybody laughed with, but usually at, when you were in high school. This kid had a tremendous love for sports, but he was fat, weak and slow, just not a good athlete. Ovi was born and raised playing baseball in Venezuela, a country where baseball rules, but he still made sure to try his luck at other sports, from tennis to rugby to martial arts. His senior year, after many failed
attempts, Ovi finally managed to lose weight through what at the time seemed like a rigorous diet and exercise program, but in reality was just an uneducated adventure. With 40 pounds less on his six-foot frame, he still wasn’t a super-star athlete, but at least Ovi would not go to prom as the chubby guy. Now, as a 17-year-old, he decided the next step for him would be to attend college in the United States and play collegiate sports. A crazy thought, considering he still had to work on his English and well...the whole moving-toa-different-country deal. Around the same time, through one of those crazy turns in life, he fell in
love with a sport relatively new to him and virtually non-existent in Venezuela. A sport that seemed exciting and just straight-up awesome; it was football. Just from watching it on TV, Ovi was officially hooked. He realized that if he wanted to play college football, he would have to get bigger and stronger, like those guys hitting each other on TV. After applying to his training much reading and researching on everything he could find on nutrition and performance training, he started to get bigger and stronger. The time to leave had arrive, and Coffeyville Community College would be his first stop in the US before arriving to Washburn.
You have probably realized by now that Ovidio is actually me, that is, before I got to Coffeyville and a teammate and good friend from Winfield, Kan., baptized me as “Vinny,” from “Vinnyzuela.” Good call, Pat, the name stuck! Fast forward five years, and after barely getting a taste of the game, my time expired. I no longer play college ball, but with the knowledge acquired from both being on the books and the trenches, I am able to do the next best thing, I provide nutritional and training advise to those wanting to get stronger, jump higher and run faster. Ovidio ‘Vinny’ Vasquez is a senior exercise physiology major.
WU Night planned for Saturday’s ‘Runners game Nicole Stejskal WASHBURN REVIEW A night of free entertainment and all-you-can-eat burritos is what lies in store for Washburn students at the Puckabods hockey event. The Topeka RoadRunners hockey team and the Campus Activities Board have teamed up for Puckabods, Washburn’s night with the RoadRunners, to be held on Feb. 28. The first 150 students sporting Washburn gear will get into the hockey game for free, and all other students will receive a discounted rate with their Washburn ID. The Ichabod will be at the game to drop the puck and throw T-shirts to the crowd, and the Dancing Blues will perform during the game’s intermission. Qdoba, a RoadRunner sponsor, will also have a booth set up in the concourse to give away promotional items and host a burrito-eating contest. After the game, fans can take to the ice to skate with the RoadRunner team. Everyone is encouraged to attend the game
because this year’s RoadRunner team is much different than fans have seen in the past. As part of the North American Hockey League, players range from 17 to 20 years old and participate in the league to receive college scholarships. Many scouts also attend the games looking for players to recruit. “It’s not like your normal semi-pro hockey game,” said Morgan Campbell, sales and promotions director for the RoadRunners. “The boys know that every night they are going on the ice there could be someone looking for them, so the games are more serious and competitive.” Campbell hopes that the Puckabods event will help introduce the new Roadrunner team to Washburn students and the Topeka community. Billie Jean Bergmann, executive director for CAB, also encourages all students to attend the game as a way to get involved in the community. “It’s also a great way for students to relax and enjoy themselves on the weekend,” Bergmann said. Nicole Stejskal is a sophomore mass media major. Reach firstname.lastname@example.org.
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College players work out at combine quarterback Josh Freeman put his skills to the test Sunday, trying to prove that he deserved his ranking as the No. 3 quarterback in the draft class. Freeman, whose major strengths are his size, arm strength and scrambling ability, failed to crack the top 10 in 40-yard dash times for quarterbacks, which may hurt his prowess as a scrambling quarterback. Freeman was able to show off his Josh Rouse athletic ability, however, ranking second WASHBURN REVIEW in the vertical jump, first in broad jump and making up for his 40-time by placing The NFL Combine kicked off eight in the 20-yard shuttle. Saturday… literally. Kansas State defensive end Ian Scouts and coaches were treated Campbell, who is from Cimarron, Kan., is to a display of kicking prowess as the participating in today’s events, projects to nation’s top special teamers worked out. be a “tweener”—either a defensive end or Following the highly anticipated kick- linebacker in the NFL. No KU or Washburn players were capades, the offensive linemen and tight invited to the combine. ends worked out. On Sunday, 3. Speed kills — This year’s COMBINE the skill positions provided a draft class seems to be filled little more entertainment, as COLUMN with some speedy players on the quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers gave NFL teams a chance offensive side of the ball. Several players put up gaudy 40-yard dash times for to find a future star. Today, the scouts are focusing on their positions, including Maryland wide linebackers and defensive linemen, with receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey posting a defensive backs finishing out the combine blazing 4.30 seconds. Three other wideouts also cracked the 4.40 mark. West Virginia on Tuesday. quarterback Pat White posted a time of Here are the top stories so far: 5. Pro Day — The Pro Day workout 4.55, and Virginia’s Cedric Peerman led schedules were released Sunday, and the the running backs with a time of 4.45. South Carolina tight end Jared Cook, University of Kansas will be hosting theirs March 10. This is big news, especially who reportedly clocked in at 4.37 in 2007, for Washburn, because former Washburn led tight ends with a slightly slower 4.50 defensive back/wide receiver/return man and Nebraska offensive tackle Lydon Cary Williams attended the KU Pro Day Murtha blew by the rest of the offensive last year and was discovered by the 27 line with an impressive time of 4.89. teams in attendance. Williams was later Murtha, who stands at an imposing 6’7” drafted by the Tennessee Titans with and tips the scales at 306 pounds, also led the 229th pick of the NFL Draft and is offensive linemen with a three-cone drill currently on the team’s injured reserve. A time of 7.06 seconds and a 20-yard shuttle Washburn football player has been drafted time of 4.34 seconds, though he didn’t in each of the past two NFL Drafts. crack the top 13 in bench press. Kansas State has not yet released their 2. Andre’s gigantic void — Alabama schedule. offensive tackle Andre Smith went missing 4. Willy nilly — Kansas State Saturday, a day after telling NFL scouts he
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Stairway to the pros: Top tier college football players gathered in Indianapolis this weekend for the NFL Combine, where pro teams search for the next big star. Kansas State’s Josh Freeman and Ian Cambell were the only players invited from Kansas. was out of shape and that he was unsure if he was going to work out. Smith weighed in at 332 pounds. An announcement over the speaker at Lucas Oil Stadium informed the teams of Smith’s departure. According to the NFL Network’s Adam Schefter, Smith had been booked on a 4 p.m. flight, but moved it up to 6 a.m. in order to get back and work out with his trainer in anticipation of his March 11 Pro Day at Alabama. “If I had the chance to do it all over, I wouldn’t have handled it the way I did,” said Smith Saturday afternoon in a public statement. “I should have told my group leader that I was leaving, and I didn’t. I didn’t mean to ruffle any feathers or step on any toes. I didn’t mean to grandstand anyone at the combine. That was not my intention at all, and I apologize for my mistake.”
1. Crab caked — Standout Texas Tech wide receiver Michael Crabtree was sidelined for the combine with a stress fracture in his left foot, which he said occurred during the last game of the season. “It’s an old injury I’ve been having,” said Crabtree. “I’ve never had any pain in it. I will run my 40, and after I do that, I will have surgery. I’m looking forward to going to the next level.” Crabtree is believed by some to be a top five pick in the draft because of his playmaking ability. It will be interesting to see if his draft status falls and how long the injury and recovery prevent him from performing at 100 percent. Josh Rouse is a junior mass media major. Reach him at email@example.com.
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BODS: 17-point rally provides momentum Continued from page 2 put the Bods ahead 65 -61. The Lions, however, had one last push in them and scored seven straight points. James Williams would not allow that run to materialize and sealed the deal with a 3-point shot and shut MSSU down. Daniels, since earning a job in the starting lineup three games ago, has been invaluable for the Ichabods and joined senior Lekheythan Malone as the team’s high scorer with 18 points. “It all starts from practice,” said Daniels. “My teammates just keep telling me to shoot William it, showing that they have conﬁdence in me and that McNeill builds my conﬁdence to go out there and play a good game.” On Saturday, the Ichabods traveled to Pittsburg State hoping to build on the surge of momentum they gained in the second half against MSSU. The Ichabods started the game with a sense of urgency, as if to imply that the game had already been won before it even began, and in so doing the climbed to a 15-point lead by half-time, sparked mainly by William McNeill. “We just picked up our defensive intensity and doing that just improved our offense,” said McNeill. “I love playing defense, getting down in stance and making opponents work hard for their points. That’s
something that I’ve tried to bring to the team this year.” The result was an 80-69 win for the Bods, but the Gorillas were in no mood to roll over and watch Washburn stomp over them, and put together a run of their own to keep it close in the second half. Led by Spence Magana, an onslaught from Pittsburg State erased the early lead the Bods built, relinquishing the previous 15-point lead to just two. With their resolve tested, Washburn regained their composure and a 3-pointer and pair of free throws from Daniels helped put the lead back to nine. “Anytime you’re on the road, something always happens,” said McNeill. “Whether the ofﬁciating or foul trouble, so coach just told us to try to maintain a cushion and we managed to do that.” Washburn was led by DeAndre Eggins, who had 17 points, eight rebounds and eight assists. Malone followed with 13 points and 12 rebounds of his own. The Bods won the battle on the boards, smashing the Gorillas by a whopping 46 to 22 rebound margin. The Gorillas attempted late game heroics should prove to be a beneﬁcial learning experience, as the Bods look to face Emporia State at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the season ﬁnale at Lee Arena.
Sheldon Warmington is a senior business ﬁnance major. Reach him at sheldon.warmington@ washburn.edu.
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All Malone: Lekheythan Malone had a double-double at Pittsburg State to help lead the Bods to a second consecutive victory.
BLUES: Six seniors to play final home game Continued from page 7 realized that there are only a few games left and for our seniors, it’s coming down to the wire so we were just really excited to play.” Thursday’s game was also an opportunity for Washburn’s bench to get some playing time. Every player got into the game, including
freshman guard Stevi Schultz. “It’s just getting experience under my belt,” said Schultz. “Every minute counts a lot. It was an exciting game and a big win for us just because we ﬂowed with it so well. Everyone played well together. “ So with Emporia State coming to town Wednesday for a big rivalry game, the Lady Blues will celebrate Senior Night as it’s the last regular
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season game of the year. Six seniors, including Bright, Silovsky, Graham, Germano, Jessica Mainz and Karla Tailele will be honored. The Lady Blues will then have a week to rest before the MIAA Basketball Championships March 5-8 at the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo. If the Blues ﬁnish the season in second, they will play the No. 7 seed in the ﬁrst round at 6 p.m. on
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Friday, March 6. Currently, the team holding the No. 7 spot in the standings is Fort Hays State, with a record of 11-14.
Eric Smith is a senior mass media major. Reach him at eric.smith1@washburn. edu.
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