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VOLUME 135, ISSUE 22 • MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2009

Chartwells contract renewed for 10 years ReAnne Utemark WASHBURN REVIEW The Washburn University Board of Regents gave Washburn students something to chew on during the March 20 meeting. The board voted to extend Chartwells’ contract for 10 years. As part of the extension, Chartwells offered to pay for $700,000 worth of renovations to both the Union Market and the Corner Store. According to Bob Story, chairperson of the Board of

Regents, Chartwells approached the administration with the proposal that they would renovate the Union Market and the Corner Store if the Regents would extend their contract to recoup their expenses. “They’ve done a great job for us,” said Storey. Storey said Chartwells gathered student feedback. According to the board of regents minutes, the student feedback was from surveys conducted last fall. Storey said he was not aware of any complaints from students. “They made a great proposal,”

said Storey. “We thought it was a good deal for the University.” Duke Divine, director of business services in the Memorial Union, said the changes would be ready for students in the fall. New additions to the Union Market will be an Asian-concept station, changes and improvements to the salad bar, and changes to the grill and sandwich station. At the Corner Store, there will be more hot food available and more grocery items. These will include physical changes and expansions to the Union Market area and the Corner Store.

“The main thing is that Chartwells will invest $700,000 in the food court and the C-Store, which will improve services immediately for current and future students,” said Divine. Matt Beadleston, director of food services, cited the congestion during the lunch time rush as part of the inspiration for these changes. He said the changes in layout and the changes to the Corner Store would help ease this. Beadleston said the outer wall of the Corner Store will be pushed out, giving the space an extra 300 – 400 square feet. This will allow Chartwells

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t’s an opportunity to some, a burden to others, but a graduation requirement for nearly everyone. Still, many people are asking just what exactly is the Washburn Transformational Experience?

Transformers: (above) A.J. Faunce and Amanda Roy break a sweat doing some road work in El Limon, Nicaragua. (Below) Aundrea Shafer (middle) helps distribute food at Let’s Help, 200 S.E. Kansas Ave. These are just two examples of the unlimited ways students can form the Washburn Transformational Experience to exactly what they want it to be. Photos submitted by Rick Ellis.

In January of 2008, the Board of Regents granted approval for Washburn University School of Law to begin the process of establishing a fourth Center of Excellence to accompany the Center for Business and Transactional Law, the Center for Children and Family Law, and the Center for Excellence in Advocacy. This new addition, the Center for Law and Government, is now in the process of securing funding and establishing contacts. Thanks to a generous donation of $300,000, known as the Senator Robert J. Dole Law Professorship Fund, the School of Law can now fulfill its dreams. This was a recent gift from the senator, who graduated from Washburn with a JD and BA in 1952. “Senator Dole was a veteran of World War II when he came to Washburn to get his law degree,” said Thomas Romig, dean of the law school. “He never forgot his roots, and throughout his career he has been dedicated to our law school.” The importance of all four of these centers is to provide students with programs in which they can specialize. The next two steps for the Center for Law and Government, thanks to Sen. Dole’s charitable contribution, are to create a curriculum—which will allow more intense practice—and to find a candidate for a tenured director position. Many new opportunities for law students will arise with this center, such as growing opportunities for scholarships, and the chance to participate in extracurricular activities within specific areas of law. Also, the law school will be able to bring in alumni, people who practice law. An added benefit is that students will have the opportunity to graduate with a Certificate in Government Law, which will further boost their marketability. “Senator Dole is the epitome of what we want someone to do practicing with our program. He has practiced at the local, state, and federal level,” said

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Donna LaLonde, dean of honors program and director of the scholarly or creative transformational experience, worked on the assessment committee that originally implemented the graduation requirement. She said the goal is to help students develop a deeper sense of the world to see how they fit into the global environment. Students can choose from four tracks to fulfill their experience: by completing a scholarly or creative activity, 150 hours of community service, by serving in a leadership role, or participating in international education. “The four areas come from strengths that we witnessed already happening on campus,” LaLonde said. “We saw that faculty and staff [were] already doing this.” Each of the transformational experiences has common requirements. As outlined on the transformational experience Web site, a student working to complete his or her transformational experience will first: identify a project and meet with a mentor in the area, typically an advisor or director. Then the student must make a declaration which can be done at my.washburn.edu. After the student has declared his or her transformational experience, he or she will complete an activity plan which includes a description of the project, goals, objectives, a budget and an estimated time line for completion. The student then completes the

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to put the new food options in. Beadleston said the results from the survey given last fall was a mixture of roughly 350 students, faculty and staff. All of the changes are an outgrowth of the results of that survey. Beadleston said the salad bar will better equipped to deal with meat for salads, and the process would be faster. The grill will be changed from Coyote Jack’s to the Ichabod Tailgate which will offer not

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TUESDAY March 31

Mulvane Art Exhibit, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Mulvane Art Museum. Friends of Women’s and Gender Studies Brown Bag, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., W Room, Memorial Union. “Success After Spring Break” workshop, 4 p.m., Blair Room, LLC. Kyle Dunnigan performance, 7 p.m., Washburn Room, Memorial Union.

WEDNESDAY April 1

Mulvane Art Exhibit, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Mulvane Art Museum. CaddyStacks miniature golf, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Mabee Library. Deployment support group, 12 p.m., Morgan Hall 122. “Success After Spring Break” workshop, 7 p.m., Blair Room, LLC. Author reading, Kelly McMasters, 7 p.m., Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center.

THURSDAY April 2

Chemistry Day, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Kansas Room and Stoffer Science Hall. Mulvane Art Exhibit, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Mulvane Art Museum.

FRIDAY April 3

Mulvane Art Exhibit, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Mulvane Art Museum. Dating violence workshop, 12 p.m., Morgan Room 122. First Friday Art Walk for Youth, 5 - 8 p.m., ArtLab, Mulvane Art Museum. WU Opera, 7:30 p.m., White Concert Hall.

SATURDAY April 4

CaddyStacks miniature golf, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Mabee Library. Mulvane Art Exhibit, 1 - 4 p.m., Mulvane Art Museum. WU Opera, 7:30 p.m., White Concert Hall.

Sunday April 5

Mulvane Art Exhibit, 1 - 4 p.m., Mulvane Art Museum. Dancing Blues tryouts, 12 - 6 p.m., Dance Studio, Petro. WU Honors Concert, 3 p.m., White Concert Hall.

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Washburn Review at noon. Mondays at the Mabee, Student Finances, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Mabee Library. Registration begins for summer and fall classes.

Olympian to speak April 13 Jackie Joyner-Kersee, considered to be one of the greatest athletes of all time, will speak about being a winner on and off the track and overcoming obstacles with character at 7 p.m. Monday, April 13, in the Washburn Room, Memorial Union, Washburn University. Admission is free, but tickets are required to enter and will be taken at the entrance. Students may pick up tickets now. Tickets will be made available to the public after noon Monday, April 6, in the student activities and Greek life office, located on the lower level, Memorial Union. No reservations allowed, though any ticket not picked up before the lecture will be available on a first come first serve basis at the door the night of the event. Joyner-Kersee won back-to-back gold medals in the heptathlon - was the first woman to score more than 7,00 points in the event - first woman to win a gold in the long jump, and won six Olympic medals in four consecutive Olympic Games. Sports Illustrated voted Joyner-Kersee Female Athlete of the 20th Century. Joyner-Kersee has a philanthropic drive and works globally. She opened a children’s center in Eastern St. Louis and has also started the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation. Both offer education and recreational activities for children and families. She has written two books, “A Woman’s Place is Everywhere,” and an autobiography, “A Kind of Grace.” Washburn Student Government Association and St. Francis Health Center are sponsoring the event. For more information, contact Blake Bryant, special events director, WSGA, (785) 670-2322 or e-mail blake.bryant@washburn.edu. - Campus Announcement

WSGA looking for pennies for peace Washburn Student Government Association at Washburn University is continuing to raise more funds for Pennies for Peace. The WSGA students have challenged schools around Topeka and the Washburn campus to join in their efforts focusing on major fund raising April 8-10. To date, WSGA has raised $3,000, but they need $9,000 more to reach their goal of $12,000. Pennies for Peace is a program author Greg Mortenson started when he first began his project of building schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The program emphasizes how one penny can impact the education of these students. For example: one penny = one pencil. WSGA is sponsoring this effort. For more information, contact Kylie Gilstrap at (785) 670-1169. - Campus Announcement

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Campus life: Cast members rehearse for the WU Opera. Scenes to be presented will be from Verdi’s “Falstaff” and Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville.” The opera will be presented on at 7:30 p.m., April 3 and 4 in White Concert Hall.

Counseling services Weigand wins workshops held Student Life award A dating violence workshop will provide individuals with information regarding the signs of violence in dating relationships and services available in our community from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, April 3, in room 122, Morgan Hall, Washburn University. The workshop is free and open to the public. Register for the workshop by calling (785) 670-1450 or visit room 123, Morgan Hall, Washburn campus. Do you have a loved one who is or has been deployed? Meet others going through the same experience and discuss ways to get through the time before, during and after the deployment at a deployment support group, from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, in room 122, Morgan Hall, Washburn University. Washburn counseling services is sponsoring the workshops. For more information, contact Maria Arce at (785) 670-1450 or visit www.washburn. edu/counseling.

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Washburn University recently awarded the March Student Life Achieving Excellence Award to Rob Weigand, professor, School of Business. When presented his award, he was acknowledged for guiding individual students along their career paths and according to the student who nominated him he “demands drive, motivation and hard work, being more than willing to help any student on a

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Students, Perhaps by now you have heard of the recent decision by the Washburn Board of Regents to extend the Chartwells contract. If not, I advise you to read the rest of this week’s newspaper to find out. Last semester, I founded the WSGA Food Services Committee, which is chaired by Dave Dostaler, a residence assistant. He has been instrumental in keeping the committee moving forward. We have been hard at work designing a survey for students to give the WSGA some feedback on their experiences with Dining Services. Unfortunately, when we returned from spring break this last week, we were shocked to hear that the Chartwells contract had been extended for not only another year, which we would have expected, but 10 years. We had been told up to this point that the contract was renewed on a yearly basis. This is the reason we were not feeling

TPD recruitment speaker April 6

Sgt. Tom Glor, department recruiting and hiring division, Topeka Police Department, will speak on the hiring process involved with becoming a law enforcement officer at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 6, room 211, Benton Hall, Washburn University. The event is free. Gain advice on how you can better prepare yourself to stand out in the process. Criminal Justice Association is sponsoring the event. For more information, contact Justin Joyce at (785) 670-1411 or visit www.washburn. edu/sas/cj/cja.

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personal level” in support of them. The Student Life Achieving Excellence Award is an ongoing award presented to a student adviser, faculty or staff member, or community leader who demonstrates excellence in working with individual students, student groups and organizations and who reflects the guiding principles of the student life area. For more information regarding the award, call the Washburn student life office at (785) 670-2100.

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rushed. Had we known a 10-year contract was being proposed, we would have acted with much more urgency. I suppose the students could blame this blunder on the committee, but the fact is, we were never presented with a proposal. It seems obvious to me that the Food Services Committee that exists to represent student opinion would have been consulted. I informed Chartwells that the committee was being formed last semester, so they were fully aware that we existed. At this point, it is in the students hands to take charge of the situation. We are here to assist you. If you have something to say about the situation, please visit www.mywasga.com/chartwells and leave us your feedback. Sincerely, Whitney Philippi President WSGA

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CHARTWELLS: Some students frustrated by contract extension Continued from page A1 only burgers and fries, but also items like jalapeno poppers, nachos and mozzarella sticks. Beadleston said the Asian food concept in particular stood out as a request from the completed surveys. Many of the new modifications will be made with local contractors. “Money will be generated here in the city,” said Beadleston. While the new options sound appetizing, some students seemed surprised with the Regents’ decision. Amy Billinger, Washburn Student Government Association vice president, said she was initially shocked. “So many students have come to me complaining about it,” said Billinger. She also said DINING she had not heard SERVICES a positive student reaction yet. She said it was the understanding of the WSGA administration and the newly developed Food Services Committee that the contract was renewed yearly. Billinger said there will be discussion on the issue at the next WSGA meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Kansas Room of the Memorial Union. “I’ve heard from students that they will be writing letters to the board members and I will likely make my opinion known to them as well,” said Billinger. In addition to being the WSGA vice president, Billinger is a student with a severe food allergy. She said that after three years of living on campus and being required to have a meal plan, she tried to work around her Gluten allergy. “No one seemed to understand the severity of the problem,” said Billinger. “I have heard that from a lot

Winds of change: Chartwells has planned $700,000 in renovations and changes to be finished by the start of fall semester 2009. Above is a floorplan of the revamped Union Market, which will include several new options such as an Asian food station as well as multiple drink stations to alleviate congestion during peak hours. of students. I had to move off campus because I could no longer live with a meal plan because the right kind of food wasn’t being provided. I didn’t have a lot of options.” Billinger said she has gotten

complaints from students not only about food allergies and cross contamination, but also the overall lack of healthy food in general. “Students needed to be represented in this decision more,” said Billinger.

“I am frustrated that student opinion wasn’t sought out more.” ReAnne Utemark is a senior history major. Reach her at reanne.utemark@washburn. edu.

DOLE: Former senator one of many successful graduates from law school Continued from page A1 Romig. “He has practiced at the local, state and federal level. His name helps our programs,” said Romig.

Of course, Bob Dole is not the only successful alumni to emerge from Washburn University. Hundreds of graduates are practicing at some level of government. Topeka and the surrounding area alone have

approximately 1,200 attorneys, 600 of whom are in state and local government. Romig and the entire School of Law are very proud of Senator Dole, as well as grateful for his generosity.

“This was a tremendous donation,” said Romig. Jennifer Loucks is a sophomore mass media major. Reach her at jennifer.loucks@ washburn.edu.

CaddyStacks on par for second year ReAnne Utemark WASHBURN REVIEW

It’s no joke: CaddyStacks is teeing off for its second year in Mabee Library on April Fool’s Day. CaddyStacks is an 18-hole miniature golf course set up in the library, with six holes on all of its three floors. At 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 1, open play begins for Washburn students, faculty and staff. At 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 4, open play begins for both the Topeka and Washburn communities. At 3:30 p.m. on both days, the tournament will start for the grand prize of a Wii game system. Cost of play for community members is $5, $3 with current WUID and children ages 16 and under play for free. “We just want to try and have some fun and offer a less intimidating way to experience the library and, if possible, raise a little bit of money,” said Alan Bearman, Interim Dean of University Libraries. Bearman said there will be a bake sale on the main level on both days and children’s activities on Saturday. “People have been asking about when we were doing it again,” said Bearman. “This is our second year, I hope it becomes a tradition.” The money raised during the event will go toward improvements and updates to the library. Marj Murray, one of the librarians working on CaddyStacks, said she was excited about the event. “I think it’s a very unique way of changing the image of the library,” said Murray. “CaddyStacks breaks down barriers of what people think about library.” There will be prizes from a variety of local businesses. Mabee Library, the Friends of Mabee Library and the Student Chapter of the Friends of Mabee Library are coordinating the event. Last year, more than $5,000 was raised and over 200 golfers participated in the first year of CaddyStacks.

ReAnne Utemark is a senior history major. Reach her at reanne.utemark@washburn. edu.

Philanthropy event delayed because of winter weather Richard Kelly WASHBURN REVIEW

and snow don’t mix that well.” Other than the change of the date, the other aspects of the event will remain the Run for a Reason, scheduled for this same. Registration will be offered through past Saturday, has April up to the time been postponed of the event, and until April 25 participants will because of still receive a free snow and cold complimentary temperatures. breakfast on the day Jane Billinger, of the run. T-shirts who is the service for the event and - Jane Billinger chair of Zeta Tau a gift bag with Alpha, the sorority coupons to area Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority organizing the businesses will event, just saw also be distributed. the event to be a risk if it were held Registration will still start at 8 a.m., the Saturday. run will start at 9 a.m. “We didn’t want to risk participants Anyone with questions is asked to getting hurt on the way there,” said contact wuthinkpink@gmail.com for Billinger. “Plus we feel that people more information. will be more likely to turn out when the Richard Kelly is a freshman mass media major. weather is warming. Basically, running Reach him at richard.kelly@washburn.edu.

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Opinion • Monday, March 30, 2009

News on WSGA VP ‘outraged’ at lack of student opinion in Chartwells contract decision Internet “ needs plan Students are vigorously

ReAnne Utemark WASHBURN REVIEW Some have accused me of a lot of things – some true, some not so true. One of the predominant accusations I get is being a “Luddite” when it comes to news on the Internet. As if, somehow, I wanted newspapers to be left behind when everything, including doctors and psychologists, is on the Internet. This is simply untrue. The BBC and the New York Times are available to me like never before. Students of foreign languages can read the news in the language they are trying to master and people can experience media from other areas of the world to learn more than they ever could on CNN or Fox News. There are so many wonderful aspects to news media moving toward the Internet. But the Internet is quite the “sticky wicket.” While the World Wide Web has, indeed, opened up billions of doors to new information and new opportunities, it has also put journalism and journalists in a bind. At a newspaper conference some of the staff attended recently, the job outlook appeared grim for budding young journalists in all mediums, but in particular, print media. Media conglomerates are laying off employees by the hundreds, and companies like the Times Company, which runs not only the New York Times, but also the Boston Globe, are losing millions of dollars. I’ve FROM THE learned this is happening EDITOR for a couple of reasons. Firstly, people are reading their news online for free, rather than buying a paper or a subscription. Secondly, revenue from classified ads has been eaten up by eBay and especially Craigslist. Thirdly, the ad revenue from online ads does not nearly replace what newspapers could charge for a print ad. Oh, and the economic downturn does not help. The news on the Internet is not a bad thing, but I think media conglomerates and students of media need to actually sit down and think this through. For the last six to seven years, papers have been freaking out, putting anything they could come up with on the Internet to draw readers because the Internet was “the next big thing” and they wanted to be on top of it. This included user-generated content (which I absolutely despise, but that is another editorial). Well, the Internet is no longer the next big thing – it is the big thing. Newspapers have to think about a more standard way of putting up stories, pictures, video, audio and particularly ads in a standardized way to try and find an uneasy stability in the Internet storm. Additionally, consumers of media cannot continue to get their news for free. In order for credible news sources to keep qualified journalists in the places where news is happening, they need the funding to do it. Revenue from regular advertisements, subscriptions and classified ads funded newspapers, historically. Now that two of those sources of funding are either gone or unstable, subscriptions should become more stable. Newspapers cannot survive without subscriptions. If one takes this to its hypothetical end — where newspapers are completely online — that removes printing costs. However, it also costs tens of thousands of dollars to keep journalists safe and equipped in some of the most tumultuous places in the world. Sure, you do not have to pay subscription fees, but you also will not know what is happening in Baghdad. I am not a Luddite, but I am rationally thinking that newspapers cannot simply move onto the Internet without some strategic planning. As well, consumers must come to terms with the fact that credible news cannot be free. Even the most passionate journalists have to eat. ReAnne Utemark is a senior history major. Reach her at reanne.utemark@washhburn.edu

The Board of Regents renewed Washburn’s contract with Chartwells for an astounding ten years during their meeting on March 20, 2009. As a senior who is about to graduate in May, I personally do not have to worry about the ramifications of this decision. Rather, I am concerned for the students at Washburn I’m leaving behind. I cannot count the number of times students have come to me with complaints about the quality of Chartwell’s food, prices, or service. Why were students not a part of this decision? Students are vigorously opinionated and united when it comes to their impression of Chartwells. The overall sentiment portrays a remarkably dissatisfied student body with the quality of dining services, and rightfully so. The current contract forbids student groups from bringing off-campus food to their meetings or events. Washburn should support its students by allowing greater flexibility rather than forcing student organizations

that are operating on low budgets as it is to buy expensive items from Chartwells. I opinionated and united also hear numerous complaints about when it comes to their how the quality impression of Chartwells. of healthy options is limited at best. - Amy Billinger On top of that, WSGA Vice President Chartwells is not a c c o m m o d a t i ng ” when it comes to dietary restrictions. These are just significantly impacts students, thus, a few of the complaints I hear. As students should have been an important someone who lived on campus for part of the decision-making. At three years, I heard what students said minimum, student government should about the cafeteria and it does not paint have been consulted, yet, we were told a flattering picture for Chartwells. nothing about this. I am outraged that Chartwells cannot claim ignorance such a decision was made without on the above stated issues. I, along student representation. with other students, have spoken to them directly many times. I do not know exactly what they told the Amy Billinger, Board of Regents, but somewhere WSGA Vice President along the line, an unwise decision was made. Furthermore, dining services

WSGA senator feels Chartwells injustice As many people have discovered this week, an outrage of perhaps epic proportions has happened upon the campus of Washburn. Some would say it is the renewal of the Chartwells contract to provide their “food” services for the next decade. I concur with whoever would say that it is an outrage, but more so, I feel there is an even greater injustice in this situation...the inability of the Washburn administration to listen to the voice of the student body. There is a deeper issue here than Chartwells alone, the pure and blatant disregard for not involving students in a decision that will affect this campus for years to come. The WTE has been bad enough. There have been serious issues raised recently on campus over the issue of food services. A food services committee was being founded to ensure food quality, price, and options that students could find palatable. Instead over spring break, behind closed doors, the contract that students had a right to discuss was decided for them. Secretly. The administration cannot feign ignorance, they simply ignored their students. Perhaps they saw it as the most

economically feasible way to go about will be bound to dine at Chartwells it. After all Chartwells does make without benefit of the voice of today’s Washburn a decent amount of money. students. As a graduating senior and Ironically, so WSGA senator does tuition. who originally Tuition that “ campaigned on students happen the platform of The administration to pay. Oh dealing with the yeah, I forgot. food services, it cannot feign Students have shall be my final to pay for that ignorance, they act upon this meal plan, too. campus. The time simply ignored their Anyone ever for a traditional hear of customer food service students. service? committee is over, We deserve, they decided that, - Phil Norris and I now state, when an unfair WSGA Senator we demand a deal behind closed voice on this doors was done. If ” we don’t act now, issue. The monopoly and it is final. I ask unfair prices, taxing any outside food you to contact me. We will organize! brought onto campus, as well as a Let’s rise up and protest this, for all corrupt system to defraud students via Ichabods, present and future. the required meal plans has to stop. We need more options on this campus, Signed, it is that simple. Phil Norris, I ask any Ichabod who is disturbed WSGA Senator by this trend to join me. We demand (785) 220-2835 a renegotiation of this new Chartwells phillip.norris@washburn.edu contract. Today’s Kansas second graders who will attend Washburn

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Review hopes for culinary collaboration

As the news of the Chartwells decision unfolds, we hope that the students and the administration can come to an agreement about the quality and price of food. There has been an increasing amount of student discontent about Chartwells policies. We understand the contractual obligations of both the University and of Chartwells, but we are still hoping that Chartwells and the University take heed of student leadership and students in general. It is our understanding that the

Food Services Committee of WSGA was not consulted. It is difficult to understand how a decision with such incredible impact was made without consulting the students elected to represent the student body. Chartwells, and subsequently, the administration, chose to make this decision based on plans made from roughly 350 student, staff and faculty responses. There are more people that live in the LLC than responded to that survey. The plans proposed by Chartwells sound good, but how much is all of this

new food going to cost students? Sure, they are going to spend $700,000, but will that cover all they want to do? Will the cost be passed on to students? We also hope that any changes won’t lose steam and fail miserably in light of budget cuts and fears. Until then, lets work together. The views expressed in the Review’s View are those of the Washburn Review editorial board, and not necessarily the views of Washburn University.

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Four parts of the WTE

Study Abroad

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Culturally immersed: Abeer Othman Al-Asali, adjunct professor in the modern languages department, spoke at the event Friday evening about Islamic ideology and how it is perceived.

Event showcased Middle Eastern culture, traditions Richard Kelly WASHBURN REVIEW

to the speakers, the food available certainly delighted guests as well. Dishes from three separate cultures were on hand for the night. There On Friday night, University were Jordanian dishes, which United Methodist Church hosted an included meat and spinach pies. array of diversity. “Meet the Middle Lebanese dishes were also served, East” was in full swing, which which included Tabouli and Hummus. included speakers, food from three Turkish dishes were served as well, one of which was Eggplant Kofta. different cultures, and dancing. The event was festive, despite The desert was Baklava. Waithira the approaching snow storm. The Macharia, a sophomore at Washburn audience filled to standing-room only who attended the event, praised the as people listened to the opening food. “The food is very rich,” said remarks of Jerry Farley, president of Macharia. “The spices are very Washburn University. “I think you all will find this event unique. Seems like it must have taken absolutely fascinating,” said Farley, a lot to prepare, just eating it.” As the evening drew to a close, the calling “Meet the Middle East” an International Folk Dance “exciting educational Group of Topeka put on event.” WORLD a show for the audience. Each speaker had a different agenda on CULTURE They demonstrated basic Turkish and Arabic dances hand. The speakers were and attempted to teach Bob Beatty, professor of international and comparative onlookers. Although participation politics, Abeer Othman Al-Asali, remained limited to the folk dance faculty adjunct of Arabic, Bassima group, the audience seemed to Schbley, the BSW Program Director appreciate the spirit of the festivities. With so much uncertainty about at Washburn, James McHenry, director of development at the Topeka how the event would turn out, Schbley and Shawnee County Public Library was excited by the final outcome. “It felt really great to see this and also Thomas Kennedy, a retired kind of audience,” said Schbley. “It Washburn professor. One of the subjects that was felt like we got the whole community discussed was ideology in Islamic involved. It also felt great to teach countries, which as explained by people that the Middle East is highly Al-Asali to be very different than diverse and that for the most part what people in America commonly we’re kind, loving, generous, and believe. Schbley also spoke about just want to teach people about our the difference between her country culture.” and what would be expected. She described the free-ness of Lebanon and the respect for others that the culture has developed. Next, McHenry spoke about his experience in Turkey and its contrast with America. At the end of his speech, he sang a song to the audience Richard Kelly is a freshman mass media in Turkish. major. Reach him at richard.kelly@ While many were there to listen washburn.edu.

project according to their outline and Baili Zhang submits a report about the experience International House in a formal public presentation. Washburn approved the transformational experience as a Community Service requirement for graduation the fall Rick Ellis semester of 2006, so some seniors Benton Rm 303 graduating this semester are not required to complete the experience. However, students are generally accredited universities or consortiums. advised by the directors to start A student may also participate in a thinking about their project during foreign internship, or, in some cases, complete a study with an international their freshman year. “From my perspective, the most institution that is supervised but not powerful experience would come from approved by Washburn international taking your freshman and sophomore programs. “Some students may go for a few year to ask questions and talk to your advisor,” said LaLonde. “Find out weeks, some for a semester or even about the program. My rule of thumb a year,” said Zhang. During this time would be to try to have the entire they would fulfill two major categories: experience completed one semester taking classes and field studies. “You learn how people live, before your intended semester of behave and think, which is important graduation.” However, this suggestion may today when the world economy is not be consistent with the other three highly integrated,” said Zhang. “I think tracks. Rick Ellis, director of LinC, the it is transformational in a sense where center for community service, civic you learn about other people and more engagement and the director of the about yourself. There is no better way community service transformational than to live it.” Zhang said international studies experience, said the experience of working with people has helped many may not be for all students. Some may choose not students decide to study abroad whether they “ because of want to pursue It is what you want financial reasons, certain majors; a it to be. You get out or they may be valuable insight anxious about during a student’s what you put in. traveling. freshman or Students sophomore year. can complete “If you go to - Jeff Mott s c h o l a r l y Let’s Help and all Leadership Institute Director or creative you do is stir peas for 150 hours, ” transformational experiences by then you leave saying, ‘all I did was stir peas,’” said completing a project which involves Ellis, “but if you know why you are extensive research outside of a stirring those peas and who they are structured class setting. Then, students feeding, the experience has a much will present their findings in a public setting. greater impact.” To complete a leadership For international studies, Baili Zhang, director of international transformational experience, students programs and director of the study must take at least three hours of abroad transformational experience, college course work consisting of the suggests students start thinking about academic study of leadership, and their projects by deciding where they pass with a “C” or better. They must would like to go. Then, during the also complete 150 hours of work in a students’ sophomore or junior years leadership role. Jeff Mott, director of the institute they should begin planning their for the study and practice of leadership projects. There are four options for and director of the leadership students considering international transformational experience, said many education. Students can participate in of the options for transformational an exchange program with a foreign experience may converge. “Leadership is in everything,” “sister” university, which maintains an exchange agreement with Washburn, said Mott, adding that there are two or students may participate in prominent features of leadership: exchange programs offered by other self awareness and the understanding

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of relatable systems, which are common facets to many of the projects that students complete for their transformational experience. For example, the first year Rick Ellis took a group of students to Nicaragua, they dug trenches and laid pipe to 24 homes in a community that lacked running water. Ellis said he never got to see the water run because the pumps broke, but during a later visit he learned the problem was being worked out. The students who worked on the project had committed to community service, traveled internationally and served in leadership roles. In fact, students have the opportunity to complete more than one transformational experience. While completing just one fulfills the requirement for graduation, Ellis said many students want to do more because they consider the experience valuable. “It’s amazing the stories you hear,” said Mott. “If harnessed in the right way, the transformational experience can have a strong impact. I believe in it, we just need to smooth the rough edges. It is a continuous work in progress.” Mott said communication will need to improve with the program, but otherwise he sees it as a great opportunity. The program also offers funds for students seeking financial help with their projects. Students can formally apply for grants and scholarships, which are typical for completion of international studies and scholarly or creative projects. Lalonde said she believed the transformation experience can be one of the most meaningful experiences an undergraduate has. The program distinguishes Washburn from other universities that do not have the same requirement. “It is what you want it to be,” said Mott. “You get out what you put in.”

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Opinions vary on normal drinking Robert Burkett Photos by Mike Goehring WASHBURN REVIEW

said Dean Forster, director of university police. Washburn’s official alcohol policy states that any unlawful consumption on campus grounds is prohibited. Exemptions are allowed, but they must The philosopher Aristotle is notable for many things, be granted by the Board of Regents. Recently, as from laying the foundation of Western philosophy to was reported in the Washburn Review, entitled establishing many schools of thought we still hold “Facebook: Friend or Foe?” some students were true. Among his accomplishments is the coining of found in violation of the alcohol policy via the phrase “everything in photographs obtained via moderation,” an idea that is the social networking Web often appropriately paired with site Facebook. Penalties for alcohol consumption. breaking policy, according However, many students and to Washburn University officials have conflicting views documents, can include on what exactly is considered suspension, expulsion and moderate or “normal” alcohol notification of parents consumption. if the person caught is According to the under 21. - Brian Dulles Centers for Disease “We try and work Freshman Mass Media Major Control, drinking in with the students to moderation is defined make sure that an as a single drink for incident is a onea woman and two drinks for a man over time offense,” said Forster. “We want the course of a single day. In order to give to avoid having to wake up a parent context to what the CDC refers to, they list a in California at midnight unless it’s drink as: 12 ounces of beer, 8 ounces of malt absolutely necessary.” liquor, 5 ounces of wine or 1.5 ounces of According to Washburn Police liquor that is 80-proof or higher in content. awareness report statistics, so far this “Those numbers are rough estimates,” spring semester there have been seven said Iris Gonzalez, university director alcohol referrals and two alcoholof health services. Gonzalez explained a related arrests on campus, as well as person who drinks in moderation will, in 10 liquor law violations. However, in most cases, not see a discernable difference 2008 there were a total of 18 alcoholin health condition. related arrests, and only nine in 2007. “When consumed responsibly, alcohol When comparing statistics in previous can be no more dangerous than any other years, it becomes clear that there are no type of beverage,” said Gonzalez. trends to these incidents. Some students, however, have a more “The amount and frequency of liberal definition of moderation. arrests really fluctuates from year to “I’d say three or four would be [drinking year,” said Forster. in moderation],” said Brian Dulles, freshman Ultimately, it’s inevitable that mass media major. Dulles was one of six many students will drink beyond the students interviewed for this story, all of recommended amount defined by the whom echoed the same number. CDC. However, as past statistics have On the campus at Washburn, the task shown, Washburn is neither trending up of monitoring alcohol consumption and or down in terms of alcohol incidents on prevention falls to the Washburn University campus. Police Department. “We believe in a philosophy of Robert Burkett is a sophomore mass media deterrence, not hiding in bushes to jump major. Reach him at robert.burkett@washout and arrest students here at Washburn,” burn.edu.

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“It was frustrating, but at the same time very rewarding,” he said. Normally, an orchestra would take about seven rehearsals, Gamboa said, referring to the Topeka Symphony Regina Budden Orchestra, which typically takes WASHBURN REVIEW seven rehearsals of two-and-a-half hours each. Comparatively, the WU Director Norman Gamboa led the orchestra had six rehearsals of oneWashburn Symphony Orchestra in and-a-half hours to learn the music for the seventh of nine concerts it will be this performance. performing this year. This marks the The time constraints may have stuck most performances in one year by an out in the mind of the performers, but it orchestra in Topeka. didn’t impact their music to any degree. The biggest difficulty for orchestra Audience members were impressed members was limited rehearsal time. by the professional performance of Phillip Watson, one of the Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony orchestra’s cellists, said SYMPHONY No. 5 in E minor,” and the time constraints were people expressed ORCHESTRA several noticeable. disbelief that the orchestra “We didn’t have a lot of had limited rehearsal time. time to practice,” said Watson. “We “I was really impressed with the had less than a month to prepare for it. quality,” said Marilynn Bahr, a piano The concert just kind of came up.” teacher from Berryton, who was William Darst, violinist and attending the WU Orchestra for the concertmaster, agreed with Watson. first time. She admired their rendition “It was very challenging,” he said. of Tchaikovsky’s symphony, “It’s a “We only had about two weeks to put it challenge to performers, but they have together. It required a lot of individual applied themselves.” practice.” Marilynn’s husband, Fred Bahr, Even Gamboa mentioned the lack also enjoyed the Tchaikovsky piece. of time orchestra members had to practice. Please see ORCHESTRA page B3

Washburn Symphony Orchestra feeling strain of nine concert schedule

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For those about to rock: Senior mass media major Courtney Cook salutes rock legends in her art exhibit “Rock Show,” which will be displayed at Bosco’s Downtown in Topeka from April 3-25.

Cook exhibit rocks Brandon Bills WASHBURN REVIEW

It took peer pressure for Courtney Cook to decide to finally exhibit her paintings. “My friends saw my old work and pushed me to do a show,” said Cook, a Washburn senior majoring in mass media. She will be opening her first art exhibit, titled “Rock Show,” on April 3 at Bosco’s Downtown, located downstairs at 435 S. Kansas Ave. The exhibit opening will be the part of the First Friday art walk. Cook’s paintings, acrylic on board, are inspired by rock music. Subjects include rock stars Slash, Axl Rose, Ozzy Osbourne and Rob Zombie, as well as other images from the world of rock. Cook created most of her paintings during her senior year of high school. “This show is something I’ve thought about doing since I started painting in 2005, but I just haven’t ever gotten around to it.” One painting that has garnered a lot of compliments is of former Guns N’ Roses guitarist, Slash. “I had one teacher who taught me pretty much everything I know about painting,” said Cook. “I sat in his class room everyday for a week [and] listened to a lot of different rock music, Guns N’ Roses in particular, while I painted that.” Cook’s began her latest painting during her preparation for “Rock Show,” and she completed it in recent weeks. The new painting marks the end of a lengthy hiatus for Cook. “The newest piece is also a big deal because I haven’t painted since that teacher passed away, so it’s been two years since I’ve painted.” she said. The piece is a 4-by-6 foot, threepanel painting of a winged guitar. “It has a rib cage with a heart in it so it’s got that kind of hard edge to it,” said Cook, “but it also has the angelic wings and its kind of shaped like a crucifix so it can mean a whole lot different things for what music means to you.” “I haven’t titled that piece just

Four bands to fill Kansas Expocentre Brandon Bills WASHBURN REVIEW

because I think it can be interpreted a lot of different ways,” she said. Cook said that Bosco’s Downtown is probably the only place she would consider exhibiting her art. “It’s just so appropriate for the type of art I do,” she said. “The walls are exposed rock. It’s like a cave kind, of and, it’s also smoke free. It’s just a great place to hang out.” Bosco’s participates in the First Friday art walk, premiering a different artist on the first Friday of each month. The art remains on display at Bosco’s throughout the month. “The First Friday art walk is a pretty good thing going on in Topeka,” said Craig McCullah, owner of Bosco’s Downtown. “It’s really cool to see local artists. There’s a lot of talent in this city.” McCullah has displayed several artists in his bar since it opened in November, and he is especially excited about Cook. “I think this is going to [be]

extraordinary,” said McCullah. “Courtney’s got a lot of talent.” McCullah isn’t the only one talking about Cook’s talent. “I think Courtney is quite possibly one of the most gifted people I have ever met in my entire life,” said Joey “Baggz” Little, one of Cook’s closest friends and art enthusiast. “I think her true personality comes out in her artwork,” Little said. “She comes across as this really bubbly, kind of sometimes silly personality. Then you look at her art work and you can really see this real serious kind of mood that she has.” As a full-time student with a fulltime job, Cook doesn’t get much time to paint, but the few hours she does find are precious to her. “I work in a creative industry,” said Cook. “But advertising, marketing, it’s all business, so this was kind of my escape from those things.” “Rock Show” will remain on display at Bosco’s Downtown through April 25 during regular business hours, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

Brandon Bills is a senior mass media major. Reach him at brandon.bills@ washburn.edu.

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7,100. “We’d love to see a huge turnout,” said Thompson. Rock fans won’t have to leave The last contemporary rock act Topeka to hear some of the hottest to play at the Expocentre was My bands on Saturday night. Chemical Romance in March 2007, Buckcherry, Avenged Sevenfold, with opening band Rise Against. Papa Roach and a special guest will Before that, Nine Inch Nails performed rock the Kansas Expocentre on April at the Expocentre in 1995. 4 at the Expocentre. Recently, the Expocentre has seen Buckcherry, best known for their a fury of activity. This week alone, hit songs “Crazy Bitch” and “Sorry,” Landon Arena will host the Kansas are touring in support of their latest Folkstyle Wrestling Championships, release, “Black Butterfly.” Harlem Globetrotters and Taste of Avenged Sevenfold, Home Cooking School. a metalcore band from “It’s good for the ROCK Huntington Beach, Calif., Expocentre,” said has ruled the rock charts CONCERT Thompson. with hits like “Bat Country” The Topeka Roadrunners and “Almost Easy.” hockey team are scheduled Papa Roach rounds out the bill with to play the nights before and after the hits including “Last Resort,” “Scars” concert. The Expocentre must cover and “Lifeline.” the ice with insulated panels before the Contemporary rock tours of this stage can be constructed, between 10 caliber rarely come to Topeka, despite p.m. on April 4 and the arrival of the the fact that Topeka is home to the tour crew the next morning at 8 a.m. Kansas Expocentre with Landon Tickets for the concert are $39.75 in Arena. advance and $42.75 on the day of the “It’s actually kind of a coup show. The show begins at 6:30 p.m. for Topeka,” said Phil Thompson, “People are always looking for rock marketing manager for the Expocentre. bands,” said Thompson. “Well, here “It represents a trend in the industry we’ve got four of them.” that a lot of artists are playing smaller venues.” Brandon Bills is a senior mass media Landon Arena’s configuration of major. Reach her at brandon.bills@ this concert will have a capacity of washburn.edu.

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Reviewer thinks ‘Watchmen’ worth watching David Wiens WASHBURN REVIEW

that this not a movie to take your kids or parents to because it is unflinching about portraying the story’s many After months of pleasantly issues of violence, sex and mental uninformative trailers and stray instability. mentions about the expectations and If your desire for information still importance of this movie from the fans has you reading this, I suppose you of the graphic novel, part of me was would like to know more about what relieved when “Watchmen” finally actually makes “Watchmen” such a opened because and the speculation good movie. was going to end. “Watchmen” is mostly told through With high hopes from practically the film noir narration of Rorschach, everyone, as evidenced by the who is the only active superhero in the Hollywood 14 offering 12 showtimes 1980s after Nixon, still the president on its opening day, the bitter little and well past his sixth term, outlaws skeptic in me was thinking there masked-vigilante activity. After was no way that it could match the former superhero/rapist/murderer hype it had built for itself. the Comedian is killed, After all, considering “The Rorschach tracks down MOVIE Fantastic Four,” “Ironman,” other retired heroes with REVIEW “Superman Returns” and concerns that this is the “The Dark Knight,” the beginning of a pattern. His success of superhero, comic book, warnings, however, may be for naught and graphic novel interpretations is because the looming threat of nuclear wildly unpredictable. war with Russia grows each day. Going in, I knew relatively little Worse still, America’s insurance, the about the story it had been based on, god-like Dr. Manhattan, has become only that it was supposed to be a more disconnected from humanity, and he honest creation of the kinds of people has abandoned everything for the who would dress in costumes and seek emptiness and simplicity of Mars. vigilante justice. I had deliberately As the plot unfolds, a series avoided most information about the of flashbacks show that the two plot because it is not often the trailers generations of vigilantes have been restrain themselves from giving away littered with people whose flaws way too much and I was not about to seem to have amplified along with go digging around trying to spoil the their strength and speed. The brutally surprise. But I digress. human aspects of the characters is what “Watchmen” was a spectacular makes this such a worthwhile film. movie. I say that plainly and briefly The characters’ depth and complexity because seeing it will be much more provides a drastic counterpoint to the enjoyable if you don’t read the flatly heroic nature of other comic more detailed analysis that follows. characters. Although you should also be aware Although the movie approaches

close to three hours in length, I can honestly say for the first time in a while I did not check my watch once during the entire movie. “Watchmen”

is an incredible accomplishment both as a graphic novel and a movie, and it brings hope that we’ll be seeing more movies like “Ironman” and less like

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“Ghost Rider.” David Wiens is a freshman English major. Reach him at david.wiens@ washburn.edu.

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ORCHESTRA: Seventh concert causes strain on symphony orchestra Continued from page B1 “The cyclical nature made it so you just wanted to get up and move. That the composer was a writer of ballet music was evident.” said Fred, who was very enamored with Gamboa’s conducting. “He is energetic, and he conveys that to his students.” One member of the audience had a unique point of view. Allegra Fischer, normally the keyboardist for the orchestra, was not performing in this particular concert. She was able to appreciate both the event itself and the amount of work that went into it. Fischer said the fast pace of the orchestra is a credit to the university. “It’s actually [a] real-world scenario,” said Fischer. “Professional orchestras don’t get a lot of rehearsal time, they’re just expected to know the part and then they go through it together. It’s actually a good experience.” She also applauded Gamboa’s choice of music literature used in concert, saying the pieces are things that all musicians are required to know. Gamboa said Tchaikovsky’s symphony is a difficult but necessary piece of music literature. Darst agreed, saying of the three pieces, Tchaikovsky’s was his favorite. “It’s one of my favorite symphonies of all time,” said Darst. “It requires lots of strings and is one of the most involved symphonies for violins.” Aside from Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony

No. 5 in E minor,” the orchestra performed Rossini’s “Barber of Seville Overture” and Elgar’s “Serenade for Strings in E minor.” Gamboa couldn’t pin down which of the three was his favorite to conduct. “They’re so different,” said Gamboa. “They have different styles and periods. You can’t compare one to the next. They’re thrilling to conduct because all of them present different challenges.” Gamboa said the Tchaikovsky piece was probably the most fun for the students. “It’s the most flashy and presents them with the most musical challenges,” he said. This concert was a mile marker for the director because the orchestra was capable of performing so many concerts. “Before I came, the orchestra performed maybe twice a year and had about 20 students,” said Gamboa. “Now we have around 68 students.” Gamboa added that it was good to have this achievement under his belt. “In a way I’m relieved—it gives me time to look forward to the next one,” said Gamboa. The Washburn University Symphony Orchestra’s next performance will be in conjunction with the Washburn choirs in the President’s Concert on May 8.

Regina Budden is a sophomore mass media major. Reach her at regina.budden@ washburn.edu. Photos by Arissa Utemark, Washburn Review

Hoedown: The WU Opera will be taking place April 3 and 4 in White Concert Hall. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. at will feature scenes from “Falstaff” and “The Barber of Seville.”

WU Opera set for weekend Leia Karimul Bashar WASHBURN REVIEW

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habit he developed in high school. Wise said he was surrounded by music in school, and after school he would go buy CDs of classical music. Wise’s future plans include continuing in his education until he obtains a master’s Regina Budden degree in orchestral conducting. Once WASHBURN REVIEW that is accomplished, he wants to conduct professionally. Ultimately, he wants to When Alex Wise arrived at Washburn compose pieces that will be performed by University, he thought he was going to study professional orchestras. medicine and become a doctor, working to “There’s a lot of joy that comes from earn a music degree in the process. He then taking something that only exists in your was hired to do a work-study for the orchestra, head and taking the time to write even a few and helped in the conducting, which impacted seconds of it,” said Wise. “Then, it’s actually plans for the future. performing something for an audience after “Seeing and hearing how professionals did the whole process and being able to say, ‘Six it was inspiring,” said Wise. months ago this was just in my head. Only I Now he is a music major with a could hear it.’ It’s incredible to see something concentration in piano performance, and like that realized.” he is preparing for his senior piano recital, For Wise, the best thing about music is the which features four difficult piano pieces, imagination it inspires. two of which were written by Wise “The thing about music is that himself. The recital was originally 30 different people can hear music SENIOR scheduled for March 28, but was and take away 30 different things PIANIST rescheduled because of inclement from it,” he said. “It gets people weather. thinking outside of just the normal His piano career began with piano lessons concrete way of thinking.” at age 12. He had already learned to play guitar, His biggest challenge is keeping himself and he played the saxophone in his school going and pushing himself to the next level. band in Great Bend. But Wise wanted to write “My single greatest influence would music, and he thought that an understanding probably be the desire to be great,” said Wise. of piano would be a great asset. “Music is a really self-driven field of study.” Wise’s proficiency on the piano was met He started working on his senior recital a with a lot of encouragement from members year and a half ago, and he has seen it through of his family, whom he said are very involved to the end. in the fine arts. Wise’s favorite piece of the performance is “My dad has good musical sense,” said the one he composed as a collaboration with Wise. “He has a good sense of rhythm and his brother Chris, called “The Pilgrim Within.” poetry.” It was performed using a percussionist, an His father used to write song lyrics and eight-person choir and Wise on the piano. send them to music companies in an attempt Chris read his poems in the midst of it all. to get them published or used by bands. The theme of the song was inward change, Wise’s two brothers are also very artistically and the insecurities a person experiences in oriented. One was in a band and another life. Wise especially likes this piece because (Chris, who performed in Wise’s recital), is a of its expression and theme of change. novelist and poet. “It’s the idea of what college is, or what Although his family offered being human is,” said Wise. “It’s what it takes encouragement, Wise said it wasn’t their to be successful in life.” influence that drove him in his musical pursuits. “It was my own desire to be involved in Regina Budden is a sophomore mass media music,” he said. major. Reach her at regina.budden@ His current musical studies stem from a washburn.edu.

Opera lovers will get the chance to hear some classics when students from the Washburn University music department perform scenes from Verdi’s “Falstaff” and Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville” at 7:30 p.m. on April 3 and 4 in White Concert Hall. This marks the fourth year for the WU Opera. Lori Meador, office administrative in the music department, has seen rehearsals for the show, and she said it will be exciting this year.

“The costumes are extensive,” said Meador. Ivalah Allen, music adjunct at Washburn, will direct the scenes from “Falstaff.” Allen has performed in several operas, and she has been featured in such roles as Mimi in “La Boheme,” Donna Elvira in “Don Giovanni” and Blanche in “Dialogues of the Carmelites.” Lee Snook, chair of the Vocal Division at Washburn, will direct the scenes from “The Barber of Seville.” Prior to coming to Washburn, Snook was a member of the Chicago Lyric Opera Center for American Artists, and he has

been a soloist with the Chicago Lyric Opera, Chicago Symphony and Kansas City Philharmonic. Pat Gibson will be the accompanist for both works. The event is open to the public. General admission is $8. Admission is $4 for seniors, and free for students who present their Washburn ID cards. For more information about the WU Opera, call 785-670-1511. Leia Karimul Bashar is a senior mass media major. Reach her at leia.karimulbashar@washburn. edu.


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Ewald ranked No. 1 in nation

Eric Smith WASHBURN REVIEW

Ever wanted to be known as the best? For Ichabod golfer Matt Ewald, it’s a reality. He is ranked as the No. 1 golfer in NCAA Division II golf by the latest Golfstat national rankings. “It’s something that it’s nice to have but once you get there you can’t just be happy with it,” said Ewald, senior, who was named MIAA golfer for the second consecutive week. “You got to work your butt off. One tournament round and all of that can be gone. I’m not going to think about it a lot. I’m just going to go out there and keep doing what I’ve been doing. Relax and most of all just having fun.” Ewald hasn’t finished below fifth in any of the seven tournaments the Ichabods have played in this season, and he has earned one first place

finish in the 48th SoCal Intercollegiate Championship. Matt Lazzo, in his third year at Washburn after transferring from Wichita State, enjoys having a leader like Ewald at Washburn. “It’s a good feeling,” said Lazzo, junior. “He always plays consistent and it’s good to have him on the team.” His adjusted scoring average on the season is 71.24, while his overall head-to-head record against individual competition is 678-6. Ewald is also ranked 15th among all NCAA golfers from Division I to Division III. Ewald and the Bods had a week off in between tournaments and got a chance to take it easy this last week. “We just took the week a little more lightly as far as going out and grinding and practicing,” said Ewald. “We kind of had a relax week where we had a little freedom to do what we wanted individually.” The Ichabods will look to win

their first tournament beginning today at the North Alabama Spring Classic in Muscle Shoals, Ala. Matt The two-day tournament is Ewald Wa s h b u r n ’s first action since its 5th place finish at The Otter Invitational in Seaside, Calif. “We’re expecting to play good,” said Lazzo. “We haven’t really played well in the spring with the exception of Ewald. We’re going down there expecting to win.” The Bods will play a sixth man in the tournament today with junior Nate Sargent. They normally take five, but Ewald said they’re trying to get the team going and make it as competitive

as possible. The Ichabod golf season has just a few weeks left as next Monday they will travel to Edmond, Okla., to compete in the UCO/Kickingbird Classic. The following week, April 13-14, the Washburn golf team will hold the Ichabod Invitational at the Topeka Country Club, their first home tournament in two years. The MIAA Tournament is April 20-21, in Kansas City, Mo. “We’ve had a good team this year,” said Ewald. “We’ve just struggled to define where we’re at in tournaments. We’ve got the team, we’ve got the talent. We just haven’t been able to put it all together at the right time.”

Eric Smith is a senior mass media major. Reach him at eric.smith1@ washburn.edu.

Joost nets MIAA honor Junior Branden Joost named Player of the Week as Bods, Blues sweep Truman State

Nicole Stejskal WASHBURN REVIEW Winter weather proved no match for the Ichabod and Lady Blues tennis teams this weekend. The teams took their competition indoors to face conference opponent Truman State. The women’s team swept Truman 6-0, keeping its conference record perfect at 2-0, and the men’s team earned its first conference win of the season with a 5-0 sweep against Truman. Overall, Coach Dave Alden was pleased with the way the teams competed. “I was proud of both teams,” said Allen. “We had good intensity and good focus. Truman is always more than competitive, and we did the little things right. We started points well, we served well, and we returned pretty well.” Branden Joost, junior, added to the tennis program’s success last week when he was named the MIAA men’s tennis athlete of the week. Joost went 2-0 in No. 1 singles and 2-0 in No. 1 doubles the week before to receive the award. “Branden works as hard as anybody, and he’s been playing really smart tennis,” said Alden. “He is the type of kid who will give you 100 percent all the time, and he never quits. There have been some pretty good MIAA tennis players that have won that award historically, so I’m proud of him.” This week, the teams hope to continue their success as they face Please see TENNIS page B5

Photo by Gene Cassell, Washburn Sports Information Director

Boost from Joost: Junior Branden Joost, a transfer from Arkansas, has helped lead the Bods as the team’s No. 1 player. Along with doubles partner Brad Johnston, the No. 34 Washburn men’s team had no problems sweeping three consecutive matches.

Five fallacies about fitness Vinny Vasquez WASHBURN REVIEW 1. Crunches are the best way to work your abs. Our everyday life has us sitting most of the day in front of a computer or in a classroom/office with our backs hunched over. Everybody wants to improve their posture and core strength, yet I ALWAYS see people do endless crunches. A crunch or sit-up involves pulling the sternum towards the pelvis, worsening any signs of possible kyphosis (rounding of the thoracic spine) that may be present.

Remember, the main function of the “core” muscles as a whole, is not to flex the trunk like in a crunch/sit-up, but instead to prevent rotational forces, transfer power from the lower to the upper body and provide stability. Also, you can work your abs until the cows come home, but unless you have a low body fat percentage, you will never get to see them. 2. Running is the best way to lose fat. A timeless classic. First of all, you can’t run to get in shape. You have to be in shape to run and, most importantly, to remain injury free. Doing something is better than doing nothing. That’s

simple, but pick something that you will stick to. There is cardiovascular activity using cardio machines, which, I hate to tell you, grossly overestimates calories burned during exercise (up to 33 percent sometimes). But don’t ignore other options like lifting weights, playing sports or walking the dog; whatever gets you moving. 3. Lifting will stunt childrens’ growth. Kids jump all over the place and sprint all the time. A supervised and properly designed strength training program, using both body weight exercises and sub-maximal lifting, can greatly enhance bone density

and strengthen their joints, two of the reasons why resistance training is also recommended for older people. The benefits of strength training, such as improved athletic performance and injury prevention, clearly outweigh the possible risks. 4. Women shouldn’t lift weights. The biggest fear for any female new to working out is getting “bulky,” or looking manly, as result of lifting weights. However, women are not naturally predisposed to packing on lean mass as they lack the necessary Please see FITNESS page B5

In the Stands Never bet against a Spartan

Josh Rouse WASHBURN REVIEW

Sixty one down, four to go. Anybody else regret dropping $5 on Chris Marshall’s bracket pool? Michigan State drop-kicked Kansas and number one overall seed Louisville in a matter of 48 hours. The Spartans are on a roll…tonight they dine at Olive Garden. North Carolina returns to the Final Four, knocking out Oklahoma in the process. Here’s hoping Blake Griffin doesn’t get flipped, concussed, clocked, decked, tripped, punched, kicked or slammed by a backboard before he gets to his first NBA tryout. In related news, Taylor Griffin can finally focus on his career as Blake’s personal assistant. Who’s little brother now? Anybody think Bill Self will be sitting in the stands during the National Championship with a UNC shirt on? Yeah, me neither. UConn and Villanova are the other two teams in the Final Four. Do they give out trophies for third and fourth place? The nation’s top scoring freshman, Seth Curry, is transferring from Liberty to Duke. TRIBUTE Curry, who COLUMN is Davidson sensation Stephen Curry’s younger brother, will have to sit out a year before he can suit up for action. How do you like them apples, Obama? Speaking of which, didn’t Krzyzewski get on Obama for talking about sports when there are bigger things to worry about, like the economy? Hey Coach K, see all those empty seats in the stands? Economy. Self to Manning: Who told the twins they can shoot threes? Manning to Self: One of the refs, I think. Self to self: **** my life. Brian Haug’s blog traffic at WIBW. com increased 5,000 percent this month…most of the hits were from Johnny Kane, though. Raise your hand if you can name three Royals players. Still no hands? For all of those Kansas State fans giving KU crap for only making the Sweet 16, I’d like to remind you all that the NIT stands for the Not Important Tournament. The Chartwells contract is the worst contract since Gilbert Arenas. The main reason to not study for science is because the NBA has proven that chemistry doesn’t matter. Evidenced by Marbury and the Celtics. Why is my Bass Pro Shop hat upside down? Do they think people who shop at Bass Pro Shop can’t read? Speaking of, I am retiring the cammo KU one now that KU is out. Hope you’re happy. I hope God doesn’t smite me for borrowing a legend’s column writing style. Rest in peace, Pete Goering. Josh Rouse is a junior mass media major. Contact him at joshua.rouse@ washburn.edu.


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Monday, March 30, 2009 • Sports

Weather, Wayne State cool down Bods Eric Smith WASHBURN REVIEW

Photo by Aaron Deffenbaugh, Washburn Review

Bundling up: Washburn’s baseball team got hot, winning four consecutive games before a loss to Wayne State and cold weather arrived, postponing the ESU series.

The freezing rain and snow this past weekend put a damper on a lot of people’s schedules. The Washburn baseball team was no exception, after a four-game series with rival Emporia State was altered. The Ichabods and No. 3 Hornets will now play a single doubleheader at noon today in Hays. The first game is a seven-inning game before a nineinning night cap. “I want to beat them and so does everyone else, so it’s just a big game,” said Wes Joy, junior infielder. “I think we can do it. We’re good enough that we can take two games from them.” Although the series has been cut in half and neither team will be playing in front of their home crowd, the two games still mean a lot. “It’s a big rivalry,” said Steve Anson, head coach for Washburn who has seen Emporia State countless times in his 30 years of coaching the Bods. “It’s got to be one of the biggest rivalries in the Midwest and Division II. Doesn’t matter what sport it is, when Washburn and Emporia hook up, it’s a battle.” The Washburn men will be back at home to play a doubleheader at 2 p.m.

Tuesday versus Fort Hays State. “Fort Hays is good and they can hit the ball,” said Joy. “Their pitching is just way down though. I’m looking forward to those two games.” The Bods will wrap up the week with a four-game home series beginning at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Falley Field against Missouri Southern. The final two games will be played beginning at noon on Sunday. Washburn did play one game last Wednesday at home against No. 29 Wayne State (Neb.). The Bods lost 10-8 after blowing a 5-1 lead and allowing a grand slam in the sixth. “I don’t think we played bad in our loss to Wayne,” said Anson. “They’re a good team and they took advantage of our mistakes.” The offense was no problem for the Ichabods. They out-hit the Wildcats 12-10 and had four players with two hits apiece in Thomas Holliday, Brian Gorges, Wes Joy and Cameron Kasel. Joy and Kasel also had 2 RBIs apiece. Pitcher Dustin Holthaus earned the no decision in his first start of the season allowing five hits and five runs in 3.1 innings. WU’s Daren Parker received the loss in relief, pitching two innings and allowing three runs. “The game against Wayne was dis-

appointing because two of the three phases were awfully good and we just didn’t pitch,” said Anson. Another event last week regarding the baseball team was the passing of a bill in the weekly Washburn Student Government Association meeting, allowing $150 to be spent by the spirit committee to try to get students and fans to come to home games. Ideas to spend the funds include giving away prizes or possibly even renting a Moon bounce inflatable. Pitcher Curtis Hamilton is all for getting more students out to watch the Bods play. “It’s a lot more fun when there is a lot of people at our games and stuff,” said Hamilton. “It just feels like there’s more excitement in the air and it keeps us going.” The one non-conference game of the week moved the Bods’ record to 12-10 while their 6-4 MIAA record, good for fourth, remained the same. “I feel like we’re starting to play well and I think it’s a good time to be playing Emporia,” said Anson.  

Eric Smith is a senior mass media major. Reach him at eric.smith1@ washburn.edu.

TENNIS: Bods, Blues FITNESS: Weight lifting benefits start strong in MIAA everyone, no matter age or sex Continued from page B4

Blues will face Missouri Western, Nebraska-Omaha and Northwest Missouri State in what junior Trang Le Nguyen believes will be the most vital week of the season. “The next three games will all be conference games, so all three will be really important to win our conference,” said Le Nguyen. “We did a really good job against Truman State, so we need to play with that confidence next week.”

The Ichabods will also face Nebraska-Omaha and Northwest Missouri State this week, and Alden knows that these are matches that can’t be taken lightly. “We’re capable of winning all of these matches, but we need to make sure that we play to our ability level,” he said. Nicole Stejskal is a sophomore mass media major. Reach her at nicole. stejskal@washburn.edu.

Continued from page B4 testosterone levels. Quite possibly the most perpetuated myth in fitness history. If you ask any woman who strength trains on a regular basis, chances are she will tell you lifting weights was a turning point on her quest to obtaining (or getting closer to) that desired physique. If you are new to working out, or if you are a lost “Cardio Queen,” seriously consider adding resistance

training to your program. And while I’m at it:  5. Lifting light weights for high reps will “tone” muscles. Sure! And you can also do Pilates to “elongate” your muscles. Complete and utter nonsense. Whether you look “bulky” or “toned” will depend on the amount of body fat you carry around those muscles. Keep in mind, no amount of repetitions on the sitting abduction/adduction machine will magically lean

out your legs. You simply cannot outtrain a poor diet.  
  With so many informational resources during this day and age, there’s no excuses to keep falling for these myths. Next time, I’ll take a hard look at the lies surrounding the nutritional aspect of fitness. Olvidio ‘Vinny’ Vasquez is a senior exercise physiology major. Send questions and comments to olvidio. vasquez@washburn.edu.

SRWC rewards 400,000th visitor with clothes, gear

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received the prizes for being the milestone guests. Since the SRWC opened in 2006, the facility has had no problem attracting thousands of students. “October of next year will be our five-year anniversary,” said Bluml. “We’d expect to be at about 450,000 by then.” Bluml said he hopes to continue giving out the prizes as a way of rewarding continued participation and keeping track of attendance. “I encourage people to keep coming in,” said Bluml. “Our numbers have been up again this year, so you never know. You could be number 500,000.” Chris Marshall is a senior mass media major. Reach him at christopher.marshall@washburn.edu. (&'

Kyle Volle may not have gotten what he was looking for when he entered the Student Recreation and Wellness Center right before Spring Break, but he did receive a decent compensation. Volle, a physics and engineering major, came to the rec center for an intramural indoor soccer game, resulting in a 6-0 loss. But more importantly, Volle received an assortment of prizes for being guest number 400,000 to walk through the SRWC doors. “I got a sweatshirt, a hat, T-shirt and tote bag,” said Volle. Coming for a Thursday night game, Volle was in a rush to get to the basketball courts because he arrived just minutes before his team would have

been forced to forfeit. “I was already running to get in,” said Volle. “I knew we would be close to not having enough people, and they were handing me all the stuff.” Apparently, the running paid off. On a busy night for intramurals, Volle came in at just the right time to be the winner. “There wasn’t any real close call this time,” said Bluml. “He didn’t cut in front of anyone or something like that.” The SRWC has made it a tradition to deck out visitors in gear every time they reach a milestone in attendance. On one occasion, SRWC director Joel Bluml said two males were visitors No. 299,998 and 299,999. Had they held the door for the female right behind them, they would have

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Earthball tournament scheduled for Saturday Sheldon Warmington WASHBURN REVIEW Earth once again makes its way to Washburn University as the Delta Chi Fraternity hosts their second annual Earthball tournament. The game, which thrives amidst relative obscurity, has a varying number of stories related to its origin. Some say the game was started by a couple of hippies who thought it would be cool to toss around an oversized beach ball, while others believe that President Nixon’s Earth Day celebration essentially gave life to a new sport in an attempt to commemorate the day’s festivities. Whatever the case may be, today the game is normally associated with charitable intentions, much like what the Delta Chi Fraternity has been doing for the past two years. The game itself is played with two teams, comprised of 6-10 members per team. The objective is to push a six-foot-tall ball the length of the field and over the opponents’ touch-line, which is located at either end of the field. This year’s tournament is scheduled for 10 a.m. on April 4 on the union lawn. Everybody from Washburn can show their support for the foundation and participate in the worthy cause. The price per team is $45 before April 1 and $55 per team after, which includes team entry, rewards for division winners, juice, donuts and T-shirts for each player. All proceeds will go to the Jimmy V Foundation for cancer research. Jim Valvano, who was an extremely accomplished basketball coach

and public figure, died in 1993 of cancer. Perhaps the most important of all his accomplishments is the tremendous effort he put into awareness of cancer-related issues towards the later stages of his life. “It’s really a great cause and a good time,” said junior Will Lawrence, public relations chair for Delta Chi. “You can get any organization, any group of friends together and start a team to raise money and just have some fun.” Delta Chi, whose national philanthropy is the Jimmy V Foundation, raises tens of thousands of dollars every year internationally through events similar to what the Washburn Chapter has done the past two years. Last year’s tournament, which was the first of its kind on Washburn’s campus, didn’t garner the kind of support that its hosts thought it would, but this year’s, with verbal commitments from several student organizations on campus, hopes to be bigger and better, and garner the kind of support that will do justice to the foundation that stands to benefit. “Hopefully people are intrigued and want to try it out,” said Lawrence. “So far the response has been great so we hope that this year we have enough teams so that we have a men’s and a women’s division.” Entry forms can be picked up at the Earthball table in the union this week, and turned into the SAGL office in the union basement. Sheldon Warmington is a senior business finance major. Reach him at sheldon.warmington@ washburn.edu.

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Earth to Washburn: For the second year, Delta Chi will host an Earthball tournament on the campus of Washburn. The object of the game is to push the six-foot-ball across the other team’s goal-line for a point.

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