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update Travis Perry WASHBURN REVIEW One-hundred-and-forty characters is a small number, but it has been enough to make Twitter a big name in the social media universe. The brainchild of Jack Dorsey, now Twitter Inc. board of directors chairman, the basic idea behind Twitter is for users to post messages, about the size of a standard text message, online from either their computer or mobile phone. Its popularity has grown exponentially since its inception in Aug. 2006, and ballooned to roughly 4.5 million users by the end of 2008. But what exactly is so popular about Twitter, a social networking site that offers minimal features other than what some may call glorified status updates, and seems simple when compared to the online behemoth that is Facebook? Victoria Ukaoma, a senior at Washburn, says it is that simplicity which makes it so attractive. “The drawback to a lot of these social networking sites is that you have so many applications you can add that it gets unorganized,” said Ukaoma, whose Twitter screen name is victoriau. “Twitter really sticks to keeping it simple and clean for everyone.” Ukaoma is one of only a handful of Washburn students who have registered Twitter accounts, but says she finds Twitter to be an enjoyable experience simply because of how pliable that experience is. “You don’t have to use it all the time to get better at it,” said Ukaoma. “With Facebook, if you’re off for a week and you get back on, there’s just so much stuff that gets built up.” A mantra that has risen quickly is that Twitter is what the user chooses it to be. Whether the user wants his or her feed to be updates on family and friends, celebrities or breaking news from various media outlets around the globe, the experience is truly customizable. The social networking site has established its claim to breaking information for quite a while now, from journalists such as Ron Sylvester, of the Wichita Eagle, posting realtime “tweets” while covering court cases to bloggers and videographers conversing at the massive interactive media conference South by Southwest. However, Dorsey’s creation smashed into the limelight with the terrorist attacks on Mumbai, India, which left 172 people dead in the aftermath of the massacre. During the three-day-long siege of the city, many under attack posted first-hand updates of

their experiences, cataloging miniscule bits and pieces of the massive event. Chris Leach, director of finance for Washburn, clearly sees the benefits of such rapid breaking news, but because the information isn’t coming from a traditional media outlet, he’s taking it with a grain of salt. “You’ve got to invest a little more time in ascertaining the credibility of the source,” said Leach, who operates a Twitter account for the university finance office (WUFO), which he describes as “a work in progress.” While he operates his own personal account, Leach set up a feed for the finance office as yet another way to spread important information to students. WUFO tweets usually include some kind of update regarding important payment dates and finance office activity. At this time, WUFO only has 24 people following its updates, with roughly half of that number being WU students. So why does Leach persist? Simply put, he said, because it’s free. “The cost-benefit is so good on it, it literally pays for itself if it helps one person,” said Leach, who added that until it shows negative results, he’s going to continue the account. “If [students] want it [the information], it’s there, they can grab it. I can’t push it to them.”

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It is what you make it While the instantaneous communication aspects of Twitter are obvious, it’s not simply limited to the ebb and flow of breaking news. Ukaoma said she has two brothers who utilize Twitter for two contrasting purposes. One, she said, is a realtor and uses the site to post information about various properties for sale, while the other is always on the look out for emerging hip hop artists and posts links to their music. Leach, on the other hand, has tailored his personal Twitter feed to best suit his views. Through the use of “hashtags,” which utilize the “#” symbol followed by various taglines, users can further specify the type of tweets they wish to see. Essentially, Leach said this allows users to roll their own media feed. In the end, he added, Twitter is something that a person must try to fully understand it. “Having someone tell you about it doesn’t really describe it,” said Leach. Travis Perry is a senior mass media major. His Twitter account name is muckraker62. Reach him at










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TUESDAY April 14

Law library book sale, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Law Library. Mulvane Art Exhibit, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Mulvane Art Museum. Scorch on the Porch, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Memorial Union lawn. “Inscape” readings, 7 p.m., Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center. WU Percussion Ensemble concert, 7 p.m., White Concert Hall.


Law library book sale, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Law Library. Mulvane Art Exhibit, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Mulvane Art Museum. Deployment Support Group, 12 p.m., Morgan Room 122.


Wake Up with Washburn, Tom Luedke, “The Iraqi High Tribunal and the Trial of Saddam Hussein,” 7:30 a.m., Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center. Law library book sale, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Law Library. Mulvane Art Exhibit, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Mulvane Art Museum. Crane Observatory Open House, 8 - 9:30 p.m., Crane Observatory, Stoffer Science Hall.

FRIDAY April 17

Law library book sale, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Law Library. Mulvane Art Exhibit, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Mulvane Art Museum. Apeiron, 11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., WU campus. Play, “Rosencrantz and Gildenstern are Dead,” 8 p.m., Andrew J. and Georgia Neese Gray Theatre.


Mulvane Art Exhibit, 1 - 4 p.m., Mulvane Art Museum. Shots for Sight, 2 p.m. Play, “Rosencrantz and Gildenstern are Dead,” 8 p.m., Andrew J. and Georgia Neese Gray Theatre.


Jane Elliot to speak at WU

Jane Elliot, best known for her “Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes” exercise and documentaries, will speak from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 30, in Washburn Room, Memorial Union, Washburn University. Tickets are free for Washburn students with a valid WU ID and may be picked up in the Campus Activities Board office, located on the lower level of Memorial Union. Admission for the general public is $10 and tickets are available at the YWCA, 225 SW 12th St., or online at Elliot, an internationally known teacher, lecturer, diversity trainer, and recipient of the National Mental Health Association Award for Excellence in Education, exposes prejudice and bigotry for what it is, an irrational class system based upon purely arbitrary factors. In response to the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. more than 30 years ago, Elliot devised the controversial and startling, “Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes” exercise. This, now famous, exercise labels participants as inferior or superior based solely upon the color of their eyes and exposes them to the experience of being a minority. Brown Foundation, Brown v. Board National Historic Site, Kansas Air and Army National Guard, Kansas Human Relations Association, St. Francis Health Center, Topeka Human Relations Commission/Fair Housing Assistance Program, Topeka R.A.C.E. Commission (Resource and Advocacy for Change and Equity), and Washburn University are sponsoring the event For more information, contact Kim Morse at (785) 670-2059.

WU Cabaret, 7:30 p.m. Washburn Room.

Monday April 20

Law library book sale, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Law Library.

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Walter Bargen, Missouri poet laureate, will present a reading at 8 p.m. Monday, April 20, in the Kansas Room, Memorial Union. No admission is charged and the public is welcome. Named the first poet laureate of Missouri in January 2008, Bargen, a resident of Ashland, Mo., has published 14 volumes of poetry, including “The Feast: Prose Poem Sequences,” which won the 2005 William Rockhill Nelson Award for best poetry book by a Missouri writer. His work has appeared in more than 100 magazine publications, including American Literary Review, International Quarterly, Missouri Review and River Styx. Bargen has been recognized for his literary achievements as a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts poetry fellowship and as winner of the Quarter After Eight Prose Prize, the Hanks Prize and the Chester H. Jones Foundation poetry prize. Bargen holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy and a master's degree in English education from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Town Hall for Hope broadcast from WU Town Hall for Hope, a one-time national event, led by Dave Ramsey, will be broadcast live from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 23, in room 100, Henderson Learning Resources Center, Washburn University. The event is pen to the public at no charge. Ramsey will address the nation live with straight talk about what’s going on with the economy, and then he’ll answer questions from live audiences gathered around the country. Washburn Employee Wellness is sponsoring the event. For information call (785) 670-1314. - Campus Announcement




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All That Jazz: Saxophonist Eric Person and his jazz quartet performed at the end of the Coleman Hawkins High School Jazz Festival in White Concert Hall. The Washburn University Jazz Ensemble also performed in the evening after a day of workshops and activities for students. Photos by Matt Wilper.

Stock returns subject of seminar “The Cross-Sectional Dispersion of Stock Returns, Alpha and the Information Ratio” will be discussed by Rob Weigand, professor, Washburn University School of Business, and Larry Gorman, California Polytechnic State University, at the Washburn



Business Research Seminar Series at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, in room 104, Henderson Learning Resources Center, Washburn University. The event is free and open to the public. Washburn School of Business and Kaw Valley State Bank are sponsoring the series. For information, contact Liviu Florea at (785) 670-1603.

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Officers to give inside look at hiring

Missouri poet laureate to read


WU Chamber concert, 3 p.m., White Concert Hall

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Command staff officers from the Topeka Police Department and Shawnee County Sheriff’s office will give an inside look at the hiring process for law enforcement agencies from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, April 27, in room 118, Henderson Learning Resource Center, Washburn University. The event is free and open to the public. A major focus of their presentation will be on oral review boards, and how applicants can better prepare for that part of the hiring process. Washburn’s Criminal Justice Association is sponsoring the event. - Campus Announcement For more information, contact Justin Joyce at (785) 670-1411, e-mail justin. or visit www.

April 19

Mulvane Art Exhibit, 1 - 4 p.m., Mulvane Art Museum.

The event is sponsored by the Washburn English department. For information, call 670-1441.

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04/04/09 - Poss of depressant/stimulants/ 04/07/09 - Info. report, harassment, hallucinogenics/steroids, LLC, report Morgan, report taken. taken, drug seized city citations issued. 04/08/09 - Info. report, damage to 04/06/09 - Motor vehicle accident, vehicle, parking lot 1, report taken, parking lot E, report taken, photos photos taken. taken. 04/08/09 - Motor vehicle accident, 04/06/09 - Info. report, fire alarm, parking lot 9.

04/10/09 - Info. report, intrusion alarm, Garvey, report taken, set off by employee. 04/11/09 - Info. report, fire alarm, West Hall, report taken, TFD responded, burnt popcorn.


Monday, April 13, 2009 • News

Poor communication was Food services committee root of Chartwells dispute to administer own survey Ben Fitch WASHBURN REVIEW The student protest of the Chartwells contract extension has resulted in an examination of the communication lines between the Washburn Student Government Association and the administration. Because of this poor communication, some had misunderstood the specifics of the contract. Initially, the contract entailed a three-year agreement to employ Chartwells as the campus food service provider, as well as five annual opportunities for renewal of that contract. The new contract included five more annual opportunities for renewal, in exchange for covering the $700,000 necessary to make renovations to the Union’s Corner Store and Food Court. Ten years is the estimated time Chartwells will need to recover its investment. “At any point, we can cancel the contract,” said Wanda Hill, vice president of administration and treasurer. The demonstration on April 2 was in protest of the lack of student input in the decision. “I think it has done a lot,” said Garrett Love, who takes office as student body president Wednesday. “The big issue was communication — the ball was dropped there. It is something that can be fixed. I supported the proposal, but the process was wrong.” Hill said she thought the poor communication happened on both the sides of WSGA and Chartwells. Bob Storey “Should Matt [Beadleston, director of dining services] have been more persistent? Yes,” said Hill. “Should Whitney have let Matt know the committee had actually been formed? Yes.” She said the point, though, was that better communication can happen in the future, and the administration will help the student government make sure the food service committee becomes a standing committee. Hill said she thought the protest accomplished what she thought it was meant to.

“If the goal was to open lines of communication, then it was successful,” she said. “Yes, you have our attention. We will be more proactive in seeking input on our side.” Love said he had several plans for WSGA’s improvement in the area of communication, including open forums at WSGA meetings available to all students who wish to voice opinions, concerns and questions. He said he wanted to continue the food service committee. Also, Love said he wants to meet with Bob Storey, chairperson of the Board of Regents, a week before the board releases each agenda. “ O u r number one job is to represent the students,” said Love. Storey said students are always welcome. “Tell us the problems,” said Storey. “I would recognize the student body president and invite them to come to meetings.” Storey said problems expressed by students will be presented to Chartwells. At the worst, the contract could be severed. Regarding the protest, Storey said he didn’t think it was a fair representation of the student body. The number of students polled by Chartwells was more than those who attended the demonstration. Love said he thought Chartwells was getting a bad rap. “It’s a perception that is common in many colleges,” said Love. “We should emphasize the policies they have and fix problems that are addressed to them because of the student feedback.”

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with Matt Beadleston.” Since meeting with WSGA on April 1, Beadleston, director of dining services, has met With the recent events involving with the food services committee to help create Chartwells Dining Services’ 10- the survey for students. year contract renewal The survey is comprehensive, and the uproar that went WSGA according to Phillipi, and will cover food with it, the Food Services quality, hours of operation and prices, Committee of the Washburn among many other issues. The original Student Government idea was to pass out the survey before any Association is trying contracts were signed, but nevertheless, the to help bring some agenda for the food services committee has not resolution to the changed. The eventual hope will be to hand the situation. surveys over to dining services and see what can The committee, be done with the results. which was formed “Our idea is we’re going to give them the last fall in the hope summer and we want to see how we can work of increasing student with students and then come back in the fall and satisfaction of food evaluate,” said Phillipi. service on campus, The worry for most is that since the contract began holding has been signed, student input would be a moot its meetings this point. But through meeting and speaking with spring. Currently, Beadleston, the committee is optimistic that its focus is on student needs can still be met. an upcoming “I think what a lot of students thought survey that will would happen was Chartwells would just forget be released in about students, because they had their contract Graphic by K.J. Thies, Washburn Review the coming weeks and didn’t need to listen to us,” said Phillipi. to address more student concerns with the “But that isn’t what happened. [Beadleston is] Chartwells construction. President of WSGA, listening to us more now and involving himself. Whitney Phillipi, was very surprised when He knows what he has to do now. I just think the Chartwells was awarded a renewal contract, administration needs to get that message.” but knows the situation is still open for student input. “We were surprised when the contract was approved. We had no idea that was going on,” said Phillipi. “Apparently communication just didn’t work either way. But that’s okay because Richard Kelly is a freshman mass media major. we’re in continuing communication, especially Reach him at

Mabee to halve book budget ReAnne Utemark WASHBURN REVIEW In a fiscal environment where no line item is safe, Mabee Library’s budget is going to be cut more than 54 percent for the next fiscal year. In an effort to deal with the tight budget, the library will reallocate $114,000 within the collections budget for 2009 – 2010, according to documents posted on the Mabee Library Web site. Several hundred databases and journals will be removed as well. “We do not want to cut the book budget,” said Alan Bearman, interim dean of University libraries. “But, the pressure on our acquisition funding, electronic resources and serials is significant and without new money, the book fund is really about the only place we can get the necessary funds to support the ongoing and growing demands on electronic resources.” Bearman said he did not think this would take the focus away from the physical library experience, which includes books. He said students and faculty wanted access to information and resources from their homes and offices and that the University libraries were trying to meet those needs. However, in addition to cutting the book budget, several electronic databases are on the chopping block. In another document posted on the library Web site, databases such as CQ Weekly, Art Index and Business and Management, along with 22 others are listed as targeted for removal. Additionally, over 300 journals are targets for removal in academic areas across campus. “For those who have looked carefully at what we are proposing, it has been shock,” said Bearman. “I think people appreciate the fact that we are trying to reallocate money to support the things that they tell us that they need. But they don’t fully grasp how much fiscal pressure we’re under.” Iris Wilkinson, an associate professor in the

social work department was concerned about the cuts, but also agreed that the library was facing serious budget concerns. “We can have a university without a lot of other extra curricular activities, but we can’t have a university without a library,” said Wilkinson. She said that the library is central to the University and hoped that the Washburn community would help during this time. “I hope that everybody in the campus community can figure out some ways to preserve our library,” said Wilkinson. Bearman agreed and when asked about a Library fee, he said that the library was “grossly underfunded” and that the discussion of a library fee would be beneficial. “We have a mandate from the Higher Learning Commission reaccreditation committee,” said Bearman. “I think that a discussion about a library fee is relevant to our current situation.” Bearman said most universities, including Washburn’s peer institutions, require library fees. Amy Billinger, Washburn Student Government Association vice president said that while students do not like paying more fees, it still could be something students accept. “I think if they understand how it is going to benefit the university and their education, they will be more likely to accept it,” said Billinger. Billinger also said that students are likely to be unhappy with the proposed cuts. “The library is the heart of students’ education, budget cuts to that are of course, going to bother students,” said Billinger. For more information about the proposed cuts, visit the Mabee Library Web site at www.

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In an ongoing effort to be Debbie Downer’s sister, I am beginning to wonder about the consequences of netbooks. Let me clarify that cheaper laptops are great for students and others who might not have been able to afford a $1,500 computer. Indeed, in a world where tuition is hard earned at almost full-time jobs, and in one of the worst economies the world has seen in decades, cheaper is better. Additionally, it is allowing more people to “catch up” with the ever-increasing amount of information that is online. Not just news and research, but more class material is online and professors are sending students links for more information to connect the classroom to the “real world.” Oh, and if you lose your copy of the syllabus, you don’t have to panic at 2 a.m. when you realize you have something due tomorrow, but can’t remember what. Netbooks are good for students and increasing information around the world. The reason I question netbooks is because I wonder how much are they going to contribute to the idea of disposable hardware. Even now, the run of the mill HP, Dell or even, dare I say it, Mac, will last about four to five years if you take care of it. Some are more disposable than that. And frankly, as college students who are lugging their computers to class, throwing them in the back of their cars to go home and pirating as much music and videos as they can, it can be a hard life for any laptop. Now you have a netbook that is going to cost about $100 - $200, so a great cheaper FROM THE deal than most EDITOR models that are available from any maker currently. Sure, these will be easier to carry and cheaper to buy, but if it is only $150, what incentive does one have to take care of it? Some people spend more than that on iPods. As well, I have to wonder how well these are going to be made. Will each one last a year or two? If it does, where does it go when you can no longer connect to the Internet? It will go to the rapidly increasing pile of e-waste. E-waste was a big issue a few years ago, but few have since connected it to this onslaught of disposable computers. I cannot complain about computers getting cheaper, but I also want the whole to start thinking about the future. Being thoughtful and discussing the issues surrounding this new development will be important to college campuses. Now that everyone can afford a computer, will professors have to let students use them in class? Will professors start requiring the use of laptops in class? If this is the case, there are some classes where I learn better taking notes with a pen and paper and would not want to be required to use a computer. At the same time, more classrooms are becoming seamlessly integrated with technology, and students are learning more information because of it. These are all questions for both students and administration. With every new technology comes a burst of excitement and then when the bubble bursts and everyone starts thinking about what all of it means, then there can be some regrets. Perhaps this is the next great breakthrough for learning and computing and the Internet. Maybe it is the next thing that is going to bring us closer to looking like the first 15 minutes of WALL•E. I just hope the consumers snapping up these cute little gizmos consider the implications.

ReAnne Utemark is a senior history major. Reach her at

Topeka tea party planned for tax day Tax day is rapidly approaching. So is “everyone finally woke up and realized Obama was spending a lot of money day.” The blogosphere and the cable news channels are abuzz with what is sure to be an interesting protest across the country: a modern era tea party to protest wasteful spending. The original Boston tea party was a bunch of Revolutionary rabble rousers, including Samuel Adams, who dumped a shipful of tea into the Boston harbor to protest the Tea Act, which taxed British tea imports. While taxes have gotten more complex, the general idea remains the same: a protest against taxes that go toward wasteful projects. There will even be a protest in Topeka. According to TK Magazine, Americans for Prosperity-Kansas will host a Taxpayer Tea Party in N o r t h REVIEW’S Topeka on April 15. VIEW It will be at a postal annex because on April 15, thousands of Topekans will be heading to the post office to drop off their taxes. While this is a noble idea, we have to ask where were these folks when Obama and most of congress were proposing the spending of billions of dollars of taxpayer money? It seems that these folks have the democratic republican process backwards. The media, with all of its flaws, is

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supposed to inform voters about what their government is doing. With a little research, these folks could have known what their legislators and their president were advocating. Are we really ready for a revolution or are we just ready to actually start paying attention and properly participating in


the democratic process? We are glad taxpayers and voters are speaking up, but where were they three months ago? The views expressed in the Review’s View are those of the Washburn Review editorial board, and not necessarily the views of Washburn University.

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Monday, April 13, 2009 • News

University kicks off United Way campaign How do YOU live United?

Jennie Loucks WASHBURN REVIEW Give. Advocate. Volunteer. Live United. This is not a theme; it is a way a living. Throughout the U.S., the United Way is spreading this message. On Monday, April 6, the United Way campaign at Washburn kicked off. Ten United Way agencies were in attendance, which shared how their donations have had an impact on the community, as well as Miriam Krehbiel, president of United Way, and Jerry Farley, president of Washburn. Krehbiel and Farley discussed what the idea of Live United encompasses. The event’s theme was “see your co-workers in a whole new light.” “[Washburn has] been participating with this campaign on campus since 2003,” said Amanda Hughes, assistant director of university relations. “This year, we are really focusing on awareness and participation.” In the 2009 campaign, Washburn will be the first contributing organization in Topeka. Last year, the university raised $36,447 and had 22 percent of the campus’ participation. The goals for this year are to raise $36,500 and to increase campus parcicipation to 25 percent. As always, there will be numerous opportunities for students, staff and faculty to get involved in the campaign. Students will again be able to make online donations by logging into the United Way section of the Washburn Web site. Starting last Friday, April 10, T-shirts sporting the Live United logo have been sold in the Washburn Bookstore, located in the lower level of the Memorial Union, for $10 each, with the proceeds going toward the United Way of Greater Topeka. “We are really looking to talk to students, faculty, and staff about how they Live United,” said Hughes. “We want people to see that others aren’t just the faces you see every day at

By working with the Boy Scouts, and by helping to organize the Boy Scout Merit Badge University. — Carol Vogel Director of Equal Opportunity

By delivering meals on Wheels. I also volunteer for the Collins Park Neighborhood Association, as well as promoting sales of fair trade coffee at my church.

By adopting a family through Christmas Bureau each year. — Rugena Hall Administrative Assistant, President’s Office lunch or in class, they do other things too.” Numerous events will be held on campus between April 6 and May 5. On Tuesday, April 14, there will be a Live United Scorch on the Porch, on the Memorial Union lawn from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A Live United T-shirt will get $1 taken off of the $5 meal. At 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, a luncheon will take place called “The Craze Sweeping Our Nation, Volunteering,” in the Bradbury

Thompson Alumni Center. The guest speaker will be Barbara Lundquist, director of the volunteer center with United Way. Tickets for this event will be on sale through Monday, April 13. To reserve, call the Topeka Chamber at (785) 234-2644. Tickets will run $12 for WU students and $15 for faculty and staff. By wearing the Live United T-shirt to this event, students, faculty and staff will be entered in a drawing to win a free gift bag.

— Vicki Baer Student Life Administrative Secretary

By being on the Bone Marrow Registry. As well, I am a member of MANA, a local Latina organization. — Angela Valdivia Office Assistant, Student Activities and Greek Life Review Infographic by K.J. Th ies, Jennie Loucks and Travis Perry, Washburn At 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 22 on the Memorial Union lawn, there will be a root beer float sale to celebrate “National Volunteer Week.” Root beer floats will be $1 each. On Thursday, April 23, there will be a Live United display for the Day of Transformation. To wrap up the campaign, on Tuesday, May 5, there will be a second Live United Scorch on the Porch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Memorial Union lawn. The same offer for $1

dollar off a meal applies for this event with a Live United T-shirt. Other events include first aid and CPR classes (those dates have yet to be announced), as well as a Live United Washburn group photo, which will be taken on Thursday, April 30. The time for this picture has yet to be determined. Jennie Loucks is a sophomore mass media major. Reach her at jennifer.loucks@

Apeiron offers forum for scholarly research to WU students Richard Kelly WASHBURN REVIEW

Friday will mark the Apeiron’s seventh year at Washburn University. The day will be marked with presentations of scholarly research and activities that have been done by students. According to associate professor Kim Morse, who chairs the Apeiron committee board, the event is “a place to showcase student, creative and academic excellence across the board.” The program is designed as a way for students to showcase scholarly research or a Washburn

Transformational Experience. Jenny Mills, who is presenting historical research, will be presenting for her third consecutive year. Mills said she has strong reasons for her repeat participation in Apeiron. “What I want people to realize is Washburn is a place that allows opportunity for a forum for research,” said Mills. “It’s just really fun to see what other students are talking about.” Word about Apeiron seems to be getting out. Morse has seen the progression over even the last few years, and has observed more participation each year. “We’re increasing the biggest base in the College of Arts and Sciences, but

every year we’re adding more students from Nursing, Applied Studies, and Business, which really shows just how broad and diverse Washburn is,” said Morse. When the project began, it was designed to showcase student research to the academic and surrounding community. “We needed a venue,” said Morse. “Washburn needed a way to show itself off, because we really do have students here who, at an undergraduate level, are doing graduate quality research. This is our opportunity to showcase exactly how exceptional these students are.” While some students may see the event as a very large amount of

pressure, Brandon Wentz, who is presenting research about southern history, encourages everyone to attend Apeiron. Furthermore, he encourages students to think about signing up next year if he or she has the research. “The hardest part is signing up, truly,” said Wentz. “The best advice I have is: just present. Even if you don’t present, there’s no reason to not come up. It’s certainly worth your time.” Apeiron also offers a method for students to gain experience presenting their work. Melissa Linquist, a psychology major presenting original research about stress, sees this as one of the great benefits of the program, in addition to the information that is provided.

“I think it is a wonderful stepping stone for what it’s like to present at other conferences,” said Linquist. “Some great advice is to just go and watch and listen and to ask questions, because it’s a friendly atmosphere that people can really learn from.” The event starts at 11:30 a.m. and will conclude that evening at 6 p.m.

Richard Kelly is a freshman mass media major. Reach him at richard.kelly@

After more than a decade, Nall Speakoff going strong Richard Kelly WASHBURN REVIEW Thursday, the Nall Speakoff paired the top six students of Washburn’s public speaking classes as voted by their peers. The winner of the event received $500. The event began in 1998, and wasn’t initially funded by the

university. It’s grown quietly yet steadily since, and is now sponsored by the communications department. The event itself is named after Robert Nall, the benefactor of the event. This year, the speak-off included topics such as Green Tea, how to properly assume a leadership role and being aware of the effects and consequences of alcohol consumption. The six speeches were each

between five and 10 minutes long, and many used interactive questions or props to engage the audience of 50 to 60 parents, students and faculty members. When the six speeches were completed, the judges compiled their scores and determined the winner. The second and first place winners were separated by three points, and Qianqian Ruan, an English major,

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Announcement Command staff officers from Topeka Police Department and Shawnee County Sheriff Office will be speaking in Henderson 118 at 4:00 P.M. on Monday, April 27, 2009. Attendees will develop a better understanding of the hiring process for these specific agencies, and other similar departments. A major focus of their presentation will be on Oral Review Boards, and how applicants can be better prepared for this part of the hiring process. This is a great opportunity for students who are about to graduate or students who are pursuing a career in law enforcement. Free and open to everyone. Questions may be addressed to Justin Joyce at


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Ben Fitch WASHBURN REVIEW Since last year, the return on recyclable commodities has lowered, causing many recycling businesses to raise their prices, while forcing others to close up shop. The end result for Washburn is whether there will be a recycling service serving campus “Part of our dilemma with recycling is that we have no place to hold it,” said Kathy Reser, memorial union director. “We depend on a secondary market to pick up all of our stuff.” For a while, the Memorial Union had contracted with Cranston Recycling to collect all recyclables, mostly paper, from the loading dock on the building. The owner did all of his own pick-up, and subsequently

mindful of,” said Eric Moss, associate to a variety of processing plants. director of Washburn facilities Sonoco Recycling, the plant that services. processes Washburn’s recyclable In Topeka, the market for paper, decreased the price it pays for recyclable materials is sparse paper from $100 a ton to $20 a ton in for a variety of reasons. First, the last two months. there are no local markets Shawnee County Recycling for commodities such charges a monthly $45 rental fee for each as glass and plastic, container it sets for pick-up. Washburn so the shipping costs has a container for cardboard which is along with the picked up twice a week, a container costs associated for paper picked up once a week and a with processing container for plastic that is on-call for materials make pick-up. Since the fee is a new charge, it hard to Washburn only pays for the container break-even for plastic which was added for pickfor sellers up after the fee was implemented. A such as lack of manpower to crunch numbers S h a w n e e is the main reason Shawnee County C o u n t y has not begun charging for the other R e c y c l i n g , containers, Graves said. Shawnee which collects County has 12 employees in charge of W a s h b u r n ’ s the entire recycling operation. refuse. Reser said the lack of awareness April and May about recycling may be because of of 2008 were the being located in the Midwest. best months for “We have blue skies and lots of Shawnee County land around us and we don’t understand Recycling, said the need to protect our environment,” Joan Graves, said Reser. “The solution will need to o p e r a t i o n s be student driven and we will need to coordinator. educate about the problem.” For plastic Mike Jauken, chief of grounds alone, Shawnee keeping, said progress in recycling County was selling can be made with small efforts, such bottles for 12 cents a as taking the caps off of plastic bottles pound, milk jugs for 23 before they are put in the recycling cents a pound, 10 cents a bins. When processing plants press pound for colored plastic and the bottles into bales, the bottles will two cents a pound for plastic totes. not lay flat if the caps are still on them By the end of April, Shawnee County because of the air trapped inside. had made $3,000 in revenue Jauken said it is by far and another $2,000 by the end cheaper for Washburn to GOING recycle than to send refuse to of May, half of which went to GREEN the dump. labor costs. The other half paid for the fuel and shipping costs. “The number of plastic The County shipped three bottles that we get from our loads in May with a $250 shipping fee. pop machines is tremendous,” said In the end, the company barely broke Jauken. even, but the return during April and The energy savings are a good May was still considered unusually indicator of how valuable it is to high. recycle materials said Tuchscherer. “That probably is something that For example, to recycle aluminum I will never see again in my lifetime,” requires 5 percent of the energy that it said Graves. takes to produce new aluminum. Since then, the prices for plastic Washburn has sent over twohave dropped by at least half as a result million pounds of material to be of economic recession. recycled since August, 2000. “No one was buying anything,” said Graves. “The only things that we can get rid of locally are our paper products and aluminum.” Ben Fitch is a freshman mass media After Washburn’s refuse is major. Reach him at benjamin.fitch@ collected by Shawnee County, it goes

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was not always able to come get the materials, which accumulated at times and blew through the parking lot on windy days. Cranston Recycling has since gone out of business. Jim Tuchscherer runs a local recycling business, Home Recycling Service, which provides a monthly pick-up service for materials such as plastic, glass, cans, paper and steel. He charges $6 for curb-side pick-up, which is his greatest source of revenue. “I was just in the middle of having to raise my rates when gas went up to four dollars a gallon,” said Tuchscherer. The resale of recyclable materials never accounts for more than 25 percent of Tuchscherer’s revenue. “Recycling is a great idea and we all believe in it, but there is a cost associated with it that we all need to be

Speaker examines root of hate Jennie Loucks WASHBURN REVIEW

Transformational speaker Brent Scarpo came to Washburn April 9 to spread a simple idea: overcome hate with love. His presentation consisted of the movie “Journey to a Hate-Free Millennium: Stories of Hope and Compassion,” which he produced and directed. The main question of Scarpo’s discussion was, “Where does hate come from?” Extremist sites are growing every day, and fear is everywhere, but why? “In our society there is so much fear, when really we’re all seeking one thing, to love and be loved,” said Scarpo. “The question is, when it comes to hate in today’s society, are we part of the problem, or are we truly part of the solution? The problem today is that people see it as being easier to hate someone then trying to invest emotions into liking someone.” In the present world, Scarpo said society has created an “anti” mentality, rather than one which is “pro.” Instead of pro-peace demonstrations, there are anti-war, anti-religion, and anti-race protests. There are so many people today, as well as in the past, whose main goal seems to be to create as much hate in the world as possible. In turn, we hate them back, completing a never-ending circle of hatred. Scarpo said there is no possibility of change unless this hatred stops somewhere. Vonnita Elliot, a junior in attendance at the presentation felt strongly about the message the presentation brought. “I just thought it was great, and we all just need to pull together,” said Elliot. “We need to support those who need our help.”

Jennie Loucks is a sophomore mass media major. Reach her at jennifer.loucks@

Apeiron where student work knows no limits and transcends all boundaries. 2009 Schedule of Events April 17, 2009 11:00 - Student Registration and Poster Setup There will be an Information Booth at Mabee Library. Stop by the Information Booth to pick up information regarding the location of your presentation, your name tag, and a program containing the schedule of events. 11:30 - Fine Arts Presentations (Mulvane) 1:30 - Oral Presentation Session (Henderson Learning Resources Center) 3:30 - “Lessons from Darwin” - Dr. Ron Ash Emertius Professor of Biology (Mabee Library) 4:00-5:45 - Poster Session and Reception (Mabee Library)

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MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2009

Joyner-Kersee speaking tonight

Nicole Stejskal WASHBURN REVIEW Washburn University will welcome the most decorated female athlete in Olympic track and field history to speak about her life, career and experiences as a world champion. Jackie Joyner-Kersee, arguably one of the greatest athletes of all time, will give a presentation at 7 tonight in the Washburn Room of the Memorial Union. The event is the third part of WSGA’s lecture series. Named Female Athlete of the 20th Century, Joyner-Kersee became the first woman to win back-toback Olympic gold medals in the heptathlon, and she set the world record in the heptathlon with 7,291

points. She is also the first American woman to win an Olympic gold medal in the long jump, and she won six total medals in four consecutive Olympic Games. Joyner-Kersee’s journey to success has not been an easy one, though. She has dealt with poverty, discrimination and tragedy, and she will focus on how she has overcome these obstacles in her lecture. WSGA has worked this year to bring speakers to campus that will have an impact on students and their involvement with the WTE. “We focused on transforming your education for the lecture series, and we really wanted to get all different aspects of our culture at Washburn,” said Blake Bryant, WSGA special events director. “Greg Mortensen

focused on anthropology and social aspects, and Ron Clark focused on education, so we wanted Jackie JoynerKersee to focus Jackie on athletes and Joyner-Kersee that realm of our culture.” WSGA staff members encourage students to attend the event in hopes of continuing the lecture series’ success. “It’s a great thing to have big people like this come to our campus,” said Erica Koepsel, WSGA publicity director. “The more people that come

to events like this, the bigger the people we can continue to bring to campus.” Bryant also feels that students should come to the lecture to learn about the importance of overcoming adversity. “What Jackie Joyner-Kersee has overcome in her life and what she has done with her athletic career is very inspiring and powerful, and she’ll talk about a lot of good topics that we kind of look over in life,” said Bryant. “She proves how focusing on those things can bring about good things in your life.” Nicole Stejskal is a sophomore mass media major. Reach her at nicole.

Bods sliding at home UCM, a traditional baseball power, handed the Bods their sixth home loss in the last two weeks


Washburn stayed home last weekend to play a four-game conference series with Central Missouri, “the winningest NCAA baseball program of the millennium,” according to its athletics Web site. And while Washburn had a few bright spots, the Bods lost three out of four and dropped to seventh in the conference. The woes began Friday for Washburn (16-19, 9-13), losing to Central in the first game 11-8. In that game, the Mules got out to a 7-0 lead on the Bods through two innings. While Washburn rallied to tie the game 7-7 in the fourth and even take a one-run lead in the sixth, Central Missouri rallied with a two outs in the seventh to score four runs and earn the victory. “Obviously didn’t get off to a good start in that game,” said Steve Anson, Ichabod head coach. “Just did some things we haven’t done in a while, uncharacteristic. “I feel like if we had not started the way we started game one, we had a legitimate chance to win that game. We just did some things and buried ourselves early. That’s what’s so disappointing about that game. We were an out away.” In a game with nine errors, six Central and three Washburn, and seven total unearned runs, neither team had their best performance. “That was not a clean game,” said Anson. “That was an ugly one and I think both us of were happy to get that one over with.” The nightcap didn’t fare much better for the Bods as they lost 6-1. After being tied 1-1 early on, Central slowly built a lead scoring single runs in the fourth and sixth before adding three more in the ninth to secure the victory. Washburn had two hits while committing three errors in the field. Andrew Miller took the loss for Washburn, allowing two earned runs on seven hits in 5.1 innings pitched. “In the second game Andrew threw pretty well, made some pitches,” said Anson. “And I though Kalan [Norton] did a great job out of the pen. We got to the ninth and I think he ran out of gas. He did a nice job, gave us a chance.” Washburn came out on Saturday in game three and scored runs early and often to beat the Mules 9-1. Scoring four in the first thanks to two costly UCM errors, the Bods snapped a ninegame losing streak to the Mules.

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Play at the plate: Luis Beltran Lopez slides in for a run against Central Missouri. The Bods had no trouble scoring in the series, but went 1-3 against the Mules last weekend. Game two, although it was a tight contest for much of the afternoon, went to Central as it pulled away late to win 12-5. Through five innings, the game was tied 4-4, but a five-run sixth for the Mules, along with three runs late, ended the Bods’ chances of splitting the series. Central Missouri (25-10, 6-8) is now fourth in conference and has beaten Washburn 27 out of the last 29 games dating back to 2001. “They’re just always a tough team,” said Brian Gorges, centerfielder. “They have a lot of good players. They always have a lot of depth and good pitching. You really have to be prepared and just hooked up to stay in there with them.” Last Tuesday, Washburn was able to acquire a non-conference road win versus Rockhurst (Mo.), taking the game 4-3. After being down 3-2 late, the Bods rallied to score single runs in the seventh and eighth innings to grab the victory. Washburn leads the four-game season series between the

two teams 2-1. The final game will be played at 6 p.m. April 21, in Kansas City, Mo. The Bods will be back at Falley Field at 2 p.m. on Tuesday to play a seven and nine inning doubleheader with the MIAA’s fifth place squad, Fort Hays State. Washburn wraps up the week with a four game series beginning 3 p.m. Saturday on the road versus Pittsburg State. The second doubleheader will begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Eric Smith is a senior mass media major. Reach him at eric.smith1@ Game 1 UCM 250 000 4 — 11 12 6 Washburn 004 301 0 — 8 10 3 Stubehnofer, Phillips (4), Matlock (7) and LaGree, Cole (7). Hamilton, Little (7), Heeke (7) and Kasel. W — Phillips (3-0). L — Little (0-1). Sv — Matlock (4). 2B — UCM: Tuttle. WU: Simoneau. 3B — UCM: Schwartz.

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Game 2 UCM 100 101 003 — 8 12 1 Washburn 001 000 000 — 1 2 3 Martin, Mitchell and LaGree. Miller, Norton (6), Parker (9) and Kasel. W — Martin (5-3). L — Miller (2-3). Sv — Matlock (5). 2B — UCM: Bradbury 2. 3B — UCM: Tuttle. Game 3 UCM 001 000 0 — 1 4 2 Washburn 411 021 x — 9 13 2 Potje, Kent (4), Reller (5) and LaGree. Holthaus and Kasel. W — Holthaus (1-2). L — Potje (3-2). 2B — UCM: Oropeza. WU: — Gorges, Kasel. Game 4 UCM 102 015 102 — 12 14 1 Washburn 002 020 010 — 5 11 2 Romo, Mitchell (5), Phillips (5), Brett (8), Latimore (8) and LaGree. Cook, Contee (6), Verhulst (7), Parker (7), Faflick (9) and Kasel. W — Phillips (4-0). L — Cook (3-3). 2B — UCM: Wegener, Williams 2, Murphy. WU: Sorensen, Holiday 2, Kasel, Clark. 3B — UCM: Schwartz.

In the Stands

‘New K’ doesn’t disappoint


Every team in Major League Baseball opens the season with optimism, hoping this is the year they win the World Series. Your Kansas City Royals open with a similar belief: hoping they can finish above .500. While logical Royal fans know the Royals won’t make it to the World Series, playoffs, 85 wins or the top two of their division ROYALS (sorry), it’s still fun to pretend BASEBALL for the first half of April. That’s why the construction of “The New K” has built so much excitement for 2009-10. It’s just another reason for fans to believe this year could be different. The stadium’s not new, but it might as well be. There are party decks in right and centerfield, new bullpens, a modern-looking glass wall above the entrance and more restaraunts with increased selection. Even the stadium’s trademark fountains and crown scoreboard have been updated, adding to the two features most recognizable in Kauffman Stadium. The only things that haven’t changed are the field, which has always been nice, and the game’s result, which hasn’t been nice for 24 years. After attending Saturday’s game against the Yankees, I was impressed overall with “The New K.” I haven’t been to the new multi-million dollar stadiums like those the Mets and Yankees play in, but Kansas City’s seemed like a good bang for its buck. They created a stadium that feels new without tearing it all down and starting from scratch. The only price to complain about is the Chartwellsesque cost of food, which is expected in any ballpark. The actual game left something to be desired. CC Sabathia was pitching for New York, which means the game had “6-1 loss” written all over it. But unlike last year’s games, fans didn’t leave shaking their heads. The experience of going to a new stadium is enough to make gamedays fun even in a loss. Who knows. If potential all stars like Alex Gordon, Zack Greinke and Joakim Soria come through for the Boys in Blue, maybe 2010 could be “the year” for the Royals to get over the hump. Kansas City finally stepped up and paid big bucks for a team that needed it. John Buck, and players of his caliber, are still on the field for the Royals, but they’re playing in a stadium that deserves high attendance. The city showed commitment to the Royals. Now it’s time for fans to do the same and cheer for a team that is fully capable of winning (about 80 games). Chris Marshall is a senior mass media major. Reach him at

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Farris wheels and deals in Blues’ win Sheldon Warmington WASHBURN REVIEW Coming into this week, the Lady Blues faced the daunting challenge of playing a total of six MIAA games. The games featured quality teams who at their worst could evenly match the Blues, therefore a monumental effort was required if Washburn intended to come away with some series wins. Last Wednesday, Washburn went up against Truman State, and from the first pitch it seemed that the lady blues had pulled it together and were out for blood. Williams, continuing her impressive play at bat, would open the scoring in the first inning with a home run, bringing her career total to 44. Her second would once again dazzle the opponents in the third as it gave Washburn a 2-0 lead. In the fourth inning, after putting together a run of their own, Truman tied the game, and at the top of the eighth Washburn found itself trailing 3-2. At the bottom of the inning, Washburn rallied to tie the score, and reviving the disheartened crowd. In the end, Truman was too much for the Blues, and showed it by scoring four in the tenth to take a 7-3 lead. Washburn added another run at the bottom of the extra inning to lose 7-4. The second game was as different as night and day, as the Blues’ trio of Tish Williams, Lindsey Himpel and Lindsey Moore each had two hits to propel Washburn to a 6-1 thrashing of Truman. Against Pitt State, the team managed to pick up its fourth consecutive MIAA split, losing the first 3-2 while taking the second 5-4. In familiar fashion the Blues crept out of the gate, allowing the Gorillas to jump out to a 2-0 lead after three innings. In the fifth, Williams tied the score on a 2-run home run, her 15th on the season. The shot brought home Marissa Martin, who led the inning with a single to left. The Gorillas scored once more, this time in seventh, putting the score out of reach for Washburn.

After trailing 3-0 in the second game, the Lady Blues turned things in their favor, and went on to score all of their runs at the top of the sixth. Williams singled to start the onslaught, giving way to Himpel who collected her second home run of the season, ending up in a 5-3 lead in Washburn’s favor. The Gorillas managed to score again in the sixth, but it was to no avail as Washburn ran away with the game 5-4. Podschun had three hits in the evening session, while Himpel and Duncan each had three RBIs. As the Washburn Lady Blues went up against Missouri Southern, they managed to put together two quality games and picked up a pivotal shutout of their out of state opponents. “Coming into the week we had been working our butts of concentrating on starting strong and continuing through the end of the game,” said Lindsey Moore, freshman. It seemed their hard work paid off because as Washburn opened the scoring with a solo shot in the second on a fielding error by Missouri Southern. In the third, Moore scored Ashley Podshum and Dani White, followed by Maggie West, who had the other run to combine for a total of three runs in the inning. The final run in the game came from White, who picked up her 10th home run of the season. Samantha Farris, in an impressive display of pitching, managed to hold Missouri Southern hitless until the sixth. Farris recorded 11 strikeouts, the most by a Lady Blue pitcher since Katie Greg back in 2003. “From scoring in the very first inning it allowed our pitcher to come out confident knowing that she had runs behind her,” said Moore. “Added to the fact that the defense made no errors we were able to get two quality wins.” In an encore, Farris recorded five strikeouts, leading WU to a 6-3 win against the Lions. Whitney Tapp had a pair of RBIs while Moore had 2 doubles and drove in three runs. Sheldon Warmingtotn is a senior business finance major. Reach him at

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Farris-palooza: Freshman pitcher Samantha Farris entered the final inning of Saturday’s game against Missouri Southern with a no-hitter intact. The Lions scored two runs, but the Blues came away with the win thanks to 11 strikeouts from Farris.

Delta Gamma to host soccer tourney Eric Smith WASHBURN REVIEW The Delta Gamma sorority is holding the first annual Shots for Sight philanthropy soccer tournament this Saturday afternoon from 1-3 p.m. on the Washburn practice soccer fields. This event, a 6-on-6 soccer tournament to support the sorority’s main philanthropy Service for Sight, is part of Anchor Games that Delta Gamma puts on each year. Registration is $15 per person and each individual that signs up gets a Shots for Sight T-shirt. All the money raised goes to the philanthropy foundation. “We support visually impaired and blind people by helping with their rehabilitation and paying for their eye exams and glasses,” said Jayme Hanrahan, director of Anchor Games. Hanrahan said a few teams have already signed up and they’re still accepting entry forms. “We’re hoping we get a lot of teams to join in and have some fun,” she said. While entering a team into the tournament is ideal, Hanrahan said if individuals who can’t get a team together still want to play, they’d love to have them. “If we have individuals that want to play and don’t know anybody else, we can always form them into a team if we have enough of them,” said Hanrahan. “Or we can always put them with somebody else’s team.” Although this is the first year for the Delta Gamma soccer tournament, in past years the sorority has held basketball and flag football tournaments. Hanrahan said the reason for the change had to do with the fact that soccer is popular in the chapter. “It kind of helped that our

foundation chair [Kelsee Hickey] is an ex-soccer player,” said Hanrahan. “That’s something she’s really passionate about. We have several other girls in the house who like to play soccer. It’s just something that the girls were a little bit more enthusiastic about rather than football.” Football, the event that the DGs put on last year, had about six teams participate and raised more than $300, so the women are hoping for another great turnout. While the tournament is the main attraction for the event, there will also be a raffle for those who want to support Delta Gamma’s cause in another way. The raffle, $1 per ticket, will be for coupons and gift cards from local businesses. Danielle Hunter, the sorority’s president, is excited about the event, and raising money for Service for Sight, which is part of the Delta Gamma Foundation. “It’s a very unique foundation,” said Hunter. “Our sorority created it. So we’re the only sorority that does this. “We have a very great opportunity. We use this philanthropy to not only raise money but to do handson service. I have gone to the vision center and I have gotten to interact with the people there.” Other ways Delta Gamma supports philanthropy is by making Braille cards for the Topeka Rehabilitation Center and going grocery shopping for elderly who are unable to do so on their own. For more information about the Shots for Sight soccer tournament, contact Hanrahan at jayme.hanrahan@ or visit the Student Activities and Greek Life office in the lower level of the Memorial Union. Eric Smith is a senior maas media major. Reach him at eric.smith1@

Scores and standings Men’s tennis Washburn (33) Northwest Mo. (25) Southwest Baptist (21) Truman State Emporia State Nebraska-Omaha

Conf. 4-0 3-1 3-2 2-2 0-3 0-4

Women’s tennis Overall 8-4 12-4 8-6 6-3 6-6 5-8

Results last week: Matches this week: Wichita St. 9, WU 0 WU 5, SBU 4

Mon. vs. JCCC, 2:30 p.m. Fri. @ ESU, 5:30 p.m.

Washburn Northwest Missouri Truman State Nebraska-Omaha Southwest Baptist Emporia State Fort Hays State Missouri Southern Missouri Western

Emporia State (5) Nebraska-Omaha (19) Missouri Southern Central Missouri Fort Hays State Missouri Western Washburn Northwest Missouri Pittsburg State Southwest Baptist Truman State

Results last week:

Conf. 23-3 21-6 18-8 16-8 16-14 11-15 9-13 8-15 7-17 5-20 5-21

Overall 11-2 11-3 13-3 8-8 6-6 7-5 5-9 2-9 3-8

Results last week: Matches this week:

Mon. vs. JCCC, 2:30 p.m. Fri. @ ESU, 5:30 p.m.

WU 9, MSSU 0 WU 8, SBU 1


Conf. 7-0 6-1 5-2 5-2 3-4 2-3 1-5 1-6 0-7

Softball Overall 35-6 31-11 26-14 25-10 24-20 22-20 16-19 16-21 10-28 7-29 8-32

Central Missouri Missouri Western (21) Nebraska-Omaha (22) Emporia State Pittsburg State Washburn Missouri Southern Fort Hays State Northwest Missouri Truman State Southwest Baptist

Games this week: Results last week:

@ Rockhurst: W 4-3 Tues. vs. FHSU, 2 p.m. vs. UCM: L 11-8, L 6-1 Sat. @ PSU: 3 p.m. vs. UCM: W 9-1, L 12-5 Sun. @ PSU: 1 p.m.

Conf. 10-0 8-2 6-2 7-3 6-4 6-6 4-6 4-8 3-9 2-8 2-10

Overall 26-8 36-6 32-7 26-11 26-17 19-24 14-29 24-25 12-31 10-23 17-29

Games this week:

vs. TSU: L 7-4, W 6-1 Fri. vs. SBU, 3 p.m. @ PSU: L 3-2, W 5-4 Sat. vs. UCM, 1 p.m. @ MSSU: W 5-2, W 6-3


Monday, April 13, 2009 • Sports

Golfers look for another win in home tourney Eric Smith WASHBURN REVIEW Each year, there are several home athletic events that Washburn fans can attend. Very rarely, though, do they include the Ichabod golf team. The team is competing in the Washburn Invitational that began earlier today at the Topeka Country Club. Having won the two-day 36-hole tournament the past three times it has been held in 2003, 2005 and 2007, the Bods are looking to repeat. The last time the Washburn Invitational was held in 2007, the Bods shot a 5-over par 573, beating the second place team by 17 strokes. However, this year it won’t be such a piece of cake, because Mother Nature has other plans, according to Dustin Yeager. He said it’s supposed to rain today before clearing up on Tuesday. Plus, because of all the rain this past week, Yeager said the course is still pretty soaked. “It’s going to play a little different for us,” said Yeager, who tied for 17th

in the 2007 tournament with a 150. “But we know that course like the back of our hand. “We’re just going to have pick up all of our games. Each person is just going to have to limit their mistakes. We’re just going to have to defend our turf and go out there and play our own game, not worry about what everybody else is doing.” The Topeka Country Club (par 71-6,594 yards) is the practice location of the team, gives the Bods many great advantages. “Topeka Country Club is real narrow, so there are some holes there where you have to hit it in certain spots to protect yourself from the big numbers,” said Yeager. “I think the biggest advantage for us is knowing the golf course so well. Also, playing in front of our family and friends is always nice with that extra encouragement.” The postseason begins with the MIAA tournament next Monday at the Shoal Creek Golf Club in Kansas City, Mo. The Ichabods have won the event the last two years and had the top individual medalist both times. While the Ichabods are currently

playing in their own tournament, last week they were in Edmond, Okla., at the Kickingbird Golf Course playing in the UCO/Kickingbird Classic. On the first day of the tournament, the Bods had to go up against 40 mph winds and a wind-chill in the mid 30s. The weather affected everyone, including Washburn, who shot a 602 (301-302) through the first 36 holes, good for fourth after day one. “The weather conditions were just horrible,” said Doug Hamilton, Washburn coach. “The guys were battling and they were competing but by the time it was said and done, we didn’t put up as good of scores as we should have that day. We just dug ourselves too deep of a whole to come back from.” Individually for the Bods, everyone shot in the 70s, and Matt Ewald led the team with 145 (72-73), good for fifth place tie. Day two and the final 18 brought better weather and scores as the Ichabods shot 25 strokes better than they had the previous round. “I thought on Tuesday the guys responded really well,” said Hamilton.

“They came out and really competed hard and made a nice run. We still are making too many mental errors that are costing us two or three strokes in the golf tournament.” Although they still finished fourth and 18 shots back of the host UCO, the Bods had two players in the 60s with Ewald’s 69 and Dustin Yeager’s 67. Ewald ended up finishing fifth with a 214, while Yeager tied for 15th, shooting a 221. WU’s Sam Wempe tied for 23rd with a 223, Matt Lazzo tied for 30th with a 225 and Matt Salome tied for 41st with a 228. Playing as individuals, Riley Piles tied for 66th with a 235 and Nate Sargent shot a 239, tying him for 81st. “I think we’re really close to being a good team,” said Hamilton. “We have the talent to be a really good team. But we just make too many mental mistakes that cost us every round.” Eric Smith is a senior mass media major. Reach her at eric.smith1@

UCO Classic final standings Central Oklahoma 862 Northeastern 871 St. Mary’s (Texas) 879 Washburn 880 Texas A&M-Commerce 894 St. Edward’s 901 Lincoln 902 Abilene Christian 904 West Texas A&M 909 Dallas Baptist 911 Missouri Southern 912 East Central 912 Nebraska-Kearney 922 SW Okla. St. 923 Cameron 924 Midwestern St. 927 SE Okla. St. 930 Pittsburg St. 954

Cheerleading team holding weekend tryouts Kate Hampson WASHBURN REVIEW Lots of sports teams go through rebuilding years in attempts to be the best team they can be, and it is no different for the Washburn Cheer Squad. When a team gets a new coach, many everyday, routine things are changed. And many times this leads to the rebuilding. Carly DeDonder is in her second year of coaching the cheerleaders at Washburn, and believes the team is headed in the right direction, but she knows that to be at the top, they have to start at the bottom. “We are in the rebuilding process right now,” said DeDonder. “When I came in a lot of things changed and we had to start with a whole new team, but we are definitely improving.”

The squad will hold tryouts from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday in Petro. DeDonder hopes for a big turnout so the team can continue building and be more selective in the squad’s selection. Everyone is encouraged to tryout for the squad, even those with little experience. There will be a clinic the day before the tryouts start to learn cheers, chants and the fight song. “It’s a really good way to get involved,” said Lauren Eckert, a sophomore mass media major, who has been on the squad for two years. “It’s also great for networking, meeting new people and making a lot of great friends. I have learned so much and it has been a good experience.” The Washburn cheer squad is improving both in skill and in numbers. The team has three returning members who have led a squad with only eight women. But with the three returning women, DeDonder hopes

it will start the trend of more team members staying year after year. One of the team’s ultimate goals is to recruit enough members that it will be able to compete in cheer competitions. A team that is in a competition has 20 members or more. Scholarships are available for cheerleaders who make the squad, and can go to both women and men. And although the Washburn squad doesn’t have any men on their team, DeDonder said men could contribute a lot. “With guys on the team, there is the option for a lot more stunts and higher level stunts,” said DeDonder. “Their strength can be used in a lot of different ways. We have the uniforms and everything for guys.” When and if the team gets good enough to compete in competitions, it will allow them to travel more. During the regular season, the cheerleaders aren’t allowed to travel, except

Low-carb diets OK, no-carb diets unhealthy Vinny Vasquez WASHBURN REVIEW

several processes and hormones aside), but hopefully you get the message. Unless you are a highly trained athlete Last week, in Part 1 of Nutritional (In) burning a ton of calories a day, for most correctness, I shared with you some of healthy people, low-carb diets are a solid fat the myths regarding saturated fat and loss option. It’s important to clarify that a cholesterol, as well as my general dislike low carb diet DOES NOT mean zero carbs, for the USDA’s MyPyramid guidelines. even eating as many as 100 grams of carbs This time the topic is low-carb diets: a day or 20 percent of total calories (in a Atkins, Protein Power, South Beach 2000-cal diet) can still provide tremendous Diet and the TNT Diet are all popular health benefits according to the medical examples. Once again, I cannot wait to hear literature. academicians, registered dietitians What helps endurance and nutritionists out there tell me ‘FORMER athletes perform at their peak how wrong I am. After all, I’m just has nothing to do with helping FAT BOY’ an undergraduate student. the average individual trying (Go to www.washburnreview. to lose fat. Sure, you need to org to partake in the ongoing discussion in reduce total calorie intake to lose fat, but the comments section).  how about cutting down on carbohydrates Myth 4: Low-carb diets are dangerous instead of fat and/or protein.  and complete BS.  USA Today recently published a list of First, a quick overview: The body has the top selling books in the last 15 years two main ‘reserves’ of energy. We have (that’s a lot of books). Out of the top 150, stored carbohydrates in our muscles, known nine were nutrition/diet books and seven as glycogen, and then we have body fat. Our were about low-carb plans. I would certainly bodies love body fat because it’s an efficient not label BS a diet theory popular enough to way to store energy in case we ever run out reach such numbers. (USA TODAY’s list is of food, and not only can it hold a lot of based on sales at 4,700 chain, independent, calories, it can also make new fat cells (get discount and online booksellers, and fatter) if it needs to. Remember, our bodies combines fiction, non-fiction, hardcover, are wired to survive and reproduce, having paperback or other categories on a single washboard abs or “toned” legs is the least of list.)  its concerns. Our bodies hate us ... sorta.  Never forget, the greatest diet is the Glycogen storage occurs in the liver and easiest one you can stick to, and according muscles, the more muscle you have, the to the medical research (and my experience) more carbohydrates you can eat and the low-carb diets always have higher adherence more glycogen you can store. At any time, rates than their carb-heavy counterparts.  the body runs on a mixture of both glycogen Next week, on the last installment in and body fat, but a full glycogen tank tells this series, I’ll discuss protein and all the the body to use carbohydrates for energy controversy surrounding it. I keep hearing instead of the stored fat. And not only does “protein is bad for you,” “protein is bad for that blunt fat oxidation, but also, if your your kidneys,” “protein leads to bone loss.” glycogen levels are topped, the excess But what does the science say? Can too carbohydrates will “spill over,” leaving much protein really kill you? your body with no choice but to turn that excess into fat and store it. Olvidio ‘Vinny” Vasquez is a senior exercise I’ll admit that’s a very gross overview physiology major. Reach him at olvidio. of the physiology behind it (I’m leaving

for football season amd when the Ichabods and Lady Blues make the postseason. They cheer for football, men and women’s basketball and occasionally volleyball and soccer. “My favorite part was always the traveling,” said Eckert. “You get really close to your team when everyone is in a small van for hours at a time. It’s really fun.” Many Division I schools and some Division II schools have height and weight requirements for their cheerleaders, but that is not the case at Washburn. Anyone can tryout for the team at Washburn, and there is a tryout held each semester. Students should be able to perform stunts and they are tested on routines and chants. DeDonder considers all of her women athletes and makes sure they know that. “What they do is physically demanding and there has to be some

athletic ability,” said DeDonder. “When we begin our season and have training, the girls are sore all week from working out.” People who want to tryout should click on the Washburn Cheerleading link at to get more information. They can also e-mail coach DeDonder at carly.dedonder@ to get a tryout packet with all of the paperwork and information to fill out before the tryouts. “I encourage a lot of people to come to the tryouts,” said DeDonder. “It’s a fun experience and a challenging experience but well worth it. We always have fun.”

Kate Hampson is a member of the advanced newswriting class. Reach her at katelyn.hampson@washburn. edu.

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Coleman Hawkins festival jazzes WU

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Cary on wayward son: Washburn graduate Cary Stahly directed the Seaman High School Jazz I Ensemble last Friday at the Coleman Hawkins Jazz Festival in White Concert Hall.

Rhythm section: Junction City High School students Brandon Cunnighan (drums) and Miles McCall (bass) rocked out Friday at the Coleman Hawkins Jazz Festival.


at Kansas State University; and Ray James, director of bands at Baker University. The students who attended the White Concert Hall rang with festival were enthusiastic about the the sounds of various levels of jazz chance to perform and get a reaction musicians honing their musical skills from the judges. all day Friday at the Coleman Hawkins “I really appreciated the clinic High School Jazz Festival. session,” said Reed McManaman, a The morning and early afternoon Seaman High School student. “We got were given to high a lot of positive school clinics for “ feedback. There thirteen area jazz was some good I made up my ensembles. This constructive mind to come to was followed in criticism.” the evening by Wa s h b u r n Washburn after performances graduate Cary talking to one of from the Stahly, the Wa s h b u r n Seaman High the girls working University Jazz School director, the front table at a I Ensemble, and was also Eric Person’s jazz positive about music festival. quartet. his ensemble’s - Allegra Fisher The high experiences at Washburn music major school clinics festival. ” the“It were arranged gives us so that each high another chance school was given time to perform to perform for the public,” said about three pieces. Stahly. “It gets us clinician feedback Judges sat in the back and wrote before we perform at other, ranked notes over the performances. Following competitions.” each of the ensemble’s performance, Stahly said the festival was mostly one of the judges would go with the about developing repertoires the group into another room where he ensembles were already working on. would take the opportunity to work Several students from Washburn on rough patches. The three judges University attended the festival, were Paul Haar, assistant professor working in varied roles. Allegra Fisher, of saxophone and jazz studies at the a piano performance major, said this is University of Nebraska-Lincoln; her third year working the front table Kurt Gartner, professor of percussion at the festival. Although she said the

festival was good for the high school jazz students because it gave them a chance to perform, it also works well as a recruitment tool. “I made up my mind to come to Washburn after talking to one of the girls working the front table at a music festival,” said Fisher, who added it was easier to believe a student than the professors. “It seems like you get more of an honest answer from students, sometimes [the other recruitment forums] seem like they’ll say whatever it takes to get you to go,” she said. Chelsea Loder, an instrumental music education major, attended the festival as part of her course requirements. “I’m expecting to get some good insight into how to help out when I’m in the field,” said Loder, who confessed to having very little jazz experience. From the judges’ side of things, Gartner said he doesn’t want judges to be portrayed as mercilessly looking for petty mistakes. He said that, in the experiences of his youth, the judging process, beside the feedback he got, also helped him to develop a sense of community that furthered his career in music. “We want them to succeed, we don’t want to come off as being scorchers,” said Gartner. “We want to be realistic and helpful.” Regina Budden is a sophomore mass media major. Reach her at regina.

Upstage Gallery hosts food drive, concert Nicole Stormann WASHBURN REVIEW

volunteers served at the event. “Most people don’t realize how expensive these medications are, and after people buy their medicine there’s Topeka Aids Project is well known sometimes not a lot of money left for its confidential case management, over for food,” said Resa Boydston, volunteer coordinator support groups and AIDS at Jayhawk Theater and prevention programs, but AIDS Upstage Gallery. “TAP’s something most people PROJECT aren’t aware of is its food pantry was getting pantry. extremely low, so we The Jayhawk Theater and Upstage started planning this event at the end of Gallery hosted a TAP food drive/ last semester, hoping that other student concert benefit on April 9, along with organizations would participate.” To prepare for this event, all 115 the help of sponsors like OPEN and Traig Consulting. Traig Consulting Washburn student organizations were provided the refreshments OPEN invited to participate by bringing in as

much food as possible for TAP. Local musician Charles McVey performed at the event, and although the concert was technically free, concert-goers were encouraged to bring five cans of nonperishable food items per person. In all, roughly 210 cans and 21 boxes of food were collected for TAP. “I was very happy with the response we got, and everyone else was happy also,” said Boydston. “We hope to do this event annually.” Nicole Stormann is an undecided freshman. Reach her at nicole.

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All 115 Washburn student organizations were invited to participate in the food drive. A total of 210 cans and 21 boxes of food were collected for the Topeka Aids Project. Participants were encouraged to bring five cans of nonperishable food items to attend the Charles McVey concert.


Monday, April 13, 2009 • Arts & Entertainment

WU Percussion Ensemble to perform Tuesday night Regina Budden WASHBURN REVIEW

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Hearing an echo: Revitalized Topeka rock band Echo Lake performed Friday night at the Boobie Trap at Sixth and Washburn. The Washburn-dominated band performed their first show at a party at the Alpha Phi sorority house.

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that an audience can dance to. “We really just like to have fun,” said Hess. Echo Lake recently performed their The revitalized Topeka band Echo Lake made their public debut at The first show at a party at the Alpha Phi sorority house. Boobie Trap bar on Friday night. “Yeah, we have a huge following The members of Echo Lake—most of them Washburn students—include from the Alpha Phi house,” said Mirsch. vocalist and rhythm guitarist David On Friday, Echo Lake opened for Hess, lead guitarist Michael Spangler, John Henry and the Engine, Times saxophonist TC Gomez, bassist Scott New Roman and Anchondo. Stormann and drummer Matt Mirsch. Mirsch and Stormann have been Mirsch and Stormann fans of Anchondo after seehave been jamming togething the band perform in ToTOPEKA er for about seven years, peka six years ago. MUSIC but during winter break “We were wanting to they started the ball rolling book this gig just because that resulted in the new Echo Lake. Anchondo was coming through,” said “We asked Dave, over break, to Stormann. play with us,” said Mirsch. “Just kinda Anchondo is a rock-reggae band goof around and do a few covers. Do from Omaha, Neb. Anchondo is toura show maybe. Dave came over and ing to promote their new album, “Kings then brought Michael over. Then Mi- of Nowhere,” released in November. chael and Dave brought TC over. We They recently performed at the South just jammed. All of us have hung out by Southwest festival in Austin, Texbefore. Most of us are music majors.” as, and have previously played on the Hess describes their music as rock- Warped Tour. funk-blues. He likes to play anything John Henry and the Engine is a FOR RELEASE MAY 29, 2008

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blues rock band from St. Louis, Mo. They also performed at South by Southwest. Times New Roman is a hardcore band from Topeka. They won the Battle for Blacklodge in September. They are currently touring throughout the midwest. Echo Lake displayed their range on covers of The Ohio Players’ “Love Rollercoaster” and Dave Matthews Band’s “So Much to Say.” The most surprising performance of the evening was their cover of The Ting Tings’ “Shut Up and Let Me Go” with drummer Mirsch on lead vocals. For now, Echo Lake is just trying to have fun and take their audiences along for the ride. However, they are keeping an eye on the future. “We do covers mostly right now like Dave Matthew and Sublime, but we’re starting work on some originals,” said Mirsch. “We’ll probably get that done over the summer.” Brandon Bills is a senior mass media major. Reach him at brandon.bills@

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Orchestra set to debut on YouTube Josh King WASHBURN REVIEW Since it was introduced in 2005, YouTube has revolutionized the way people watch video on the Internet, and now it is changing the way classical musicians grab their gigs. The fun started on Dec. 1, 2008 with a post on the YouTube blog inviting musicians to be a part of history by recording and uploading audition videos. A group of expert classical musicians selected a group of finalists, and then YouTube users voted on their favorites. The winners were announced on March 2, 2009, and the YouTube Symphony Orchestra was born, making it the world’s first online-collaborative orchestra. The selected musicians now have some work to do. They will come together in New York City’s Carnegie Hall and perform the latest symphony from Grammy-award winning classical composer Tan Dun. It would be a challenge for any group of musicians, but it will be especially difficult for this group, which includes musicians who hail from more than 30 countries and who play 26 different instruments. One of the musicians selected to perform in the orchestra was Elliott Burris, a premedical student at the University of Virginia. A self-professed YouTube fan, Burris auditioned after a professor jokingly told him he should. Since his selection, he has spent much of his time watching the videos of his fellow winners, marveling at both the diversity and the skill of the members in the group.

“The international feel of this group really excites me,” said Burris. “In the percussion section alone, we have two students from the USA, one from Canada and professional musicians from both Japan and Hong Kong. I think that they will bring different views to the table, which will make the entire endeavor more engaging.” One of the international musicians bringing his skills to the table is Johan Wiklund, a bass trombone player from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Wiklund auditioned after a colleague told him about the project. Looking at it as an opportunity to try something n e w and win a free trip to New Yo r k , Wiklund brushed the dust off some previously-rehearsed pieces and submitted his video. “You could say that my preparation was 20 minutes, or four years of university, depending on how you look at it,” said Wiklund. “I just recorded lots of takes until I was satisfied.” It’s this aspect of the audition process that makes this orchestra so different from any before: the YouTube Symphony Orchestra auditions were conducted entirely online. During a normal audition, a musician prepares a piece, presents it to a panel of experts, and then awaits their decision. “I’m not a big fan of auditions,” said Washburn student Angie Jamison, a member of the marching band. “The confrontation

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can be stressful. I think the online audition would rock because you don’t have to sweat the person-to-person relation.” Yet the person-to-person stuff is an important part of putting together an orchestra, especially when the members come from all across the world. Not being able to meet in person until three days before the April 15 performance, participants have used the latest Web 2.0 technologies to fill in the gaps. “Google created a Google group for us to communicate on,” said Burris. “There’s also a Facebook group for those of us who use Facebook. I’ve had really long conversations over Facebook chat with one of the violinists as well as another percussionist. Everyone seems to be just thrilled to have been selected.” Melding new technology with the tradition method of creating music is one of the aspects that has made the project so successful. Allowing musicians from all across the world to audition online has brought in more than 3,000 potential performers. “It feels great to be a part of a first-time project like this,” said Wiklund. “I’m very proud to be a founding member of the YouTube Symphony Orchestra.”

Check out on April 15 for the debut of the YouTube Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in New York, N.Y. Tickets are available at

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dhowellbassist (Devin Howell) “I’m hoping we have some decent repertoire. That would certainly make it a more rewarding experience for me. Good rep and good conductor ... can’t ask for anything better.”

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YourDreamTheater (Elliott Burris) “I heard about this project from the front page of the YouTube website — I’m a big YouTube fan.”

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claricat (Ana Catalina Ramirez Castrillo) “I love innovative and creative projects, and it is great to be able to be a part of it. I think it is going to be a great experience, sharing and learning from people all around the world and getting to perform at Carnegie Hall under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas.” kukeen (Johan Wiklund) “It gives you a free trip to NYC! It’s also a great way to try something new, do something exciting and break away from every day life, so to speak.”

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