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Whiting Hall: University President Jerry Farley cuts the ribbon that officially re-opens Whiting Hall. Renovations to Whiting started last school year and finished before the Fall 2009 semester started.

A public ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of renovations to Whiting Field House was held last Thursday, Sept. 4, at 2 p.m. outside the north doors of the field house. Tours were also given as President Farley and several others were in attendance for the event. One of the university’s oldest buildings, according to a press release from University Relations, Whiting was built in 1928. With new basketball and volleyball courts, as well as team locker rooms, faculty offices for the School of Nursing, offices for the Sports Information Department, an 80-seat classroom, a seminar room, a simulation lab and equipment for nursing students, a trophy case, as well as a 9,258 square foot workout facility, the newly remodeled building is a welcomed gift to Washburn athletic teams. “It’s a tremendous facility and something we’ve been working on since we first got the job eight years ago,” said Craig Schurig, head football coach. “We’re very glad that it’s such a great project and we really feel that it’ll help us develop our current players and then also with recruiting because it should be a premiere strength and conditioning facility in the country.” While the original building was

nice, Schurig said he liked the new Whiting because of the space available as well as the organization of the equipment, which allows for multiple teams to work out at the same time. Lady Blues soccer head coach Tim Collins agreed, saying in the past, teams had to be more creative to get their workouts completed because of the lack of equipment and availability. “The old weight room pales in comparison,” said Collins. “You know it’s the difference between something that was woefully inadequate and something is useful for every sport. And now multiple sports can be in there at the same time and it’s a safe area. “We are able to do ever so much more than we were able to do in the past. We have more room, we can give more individualized attention to our student-athletes as far as in the offseason. It’s a terrific boon and a terrific bonus.” While the complete remodeling process did cost $6.9 million and lasted for more than a year, many Washburn athletes including senior soccer player Angela Wiseman believed it was worth the money and time. “Oh yeah, definitely,” she said. “I mean not only is it really nice for us to get to use now, but it’s also going to attract other players to Washburn just because our facilities have improved so much.” Eric Smith is a senior mass media major. Reach him at

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having an associate degree and then being able to move straight into a bachelor’s degree without having to start over will result in major success. During the transition, faculty members have been very positive. Connie Kautz, assistant health occupational coordinator and part-time instructor, said that she really appreciates how caring and respectful everyone has been to-


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ward the employees at Washburn Tech. “This transition has provided so many opportunities already,” said Kautz. “We’re thinking of a possible bridge program from LPN to RN. Students can start at the base-level with a CNA, and then get a CMA, or Home Health, then move on to an LPN. From

New Identity: School officials unveil the new logo of Washburn Tech. It officially became a part of Washburn University on Sept. 2, two years after initial discussions began.

Football won 8221. See if they can do it again in their MIAA Conference opener.


“Win Big with Washburn” hosts second event, Ichabod Gladiators.

On Wednesday, Sept. 2, 3:30 p.m., what was once known as Kaw Area Technical school officially changed to Washburn Institute of Technology, known as Washburn Tech. Jerry Farley, president of WU, said that the university has had a working relationship with KAW for decades. Both parties decided they had further interest in exploring a new kind of relationship. Conversations about KAW affiliating with Washburn began. July 1, 2008 became a part of the university, now two years later, the link is complete. “After we decided to merge Washburn and the technical school, we knew it was a relationship that was destined to work,” said Farley. “Both had great reputations and connections with the community. Now under one roof, we offer students the opportunity to go as far as they want to go.” Roxanne Kelly, dean of Washburn Tech, said that she was very pleased with the number of people who came to the unveiling, considering the unfavorable weather earlier in the day. “This is one of the successes you work, work, work, work, and stress over. To see everyone here, the Washburn family as a whole, this is a very rewarding day,” said Kelly. The most exciting aspect of this partnership for her is the opportunities for the students. She said that


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number in them or their phone number. There was an incident on campus last school year where students were Some students are un- caught breaking campus policies in der the impression that there is pictures. These students posted a pica Facebook policy on campus. ture of themselves in a dorm room on News to all of those students: there campus, and there was alcohol in the isn’t. So how can picture. A stua student get in dent authority trouble for the “ found the picture things that they and turned them Once you put it up are posting on in, with no proof their Web page? other than these there, anyone can If there isn’t a The see who you are and pictures. policy, students students went can put up whatbefore the dean what you are doing. ever they want for of students and the whole world were fined for to see. Right? the infraction. “There are “Those stu- Mindy Rendon no policies that dents were in Director, Residential Living the students livviolation of the ing on campus student code of ” conduct, this bemust follow,” said Mindy Rening a dry camdon, director of Residential Living. pus,” said Meredith Kidd, dean of “But that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t students. “So when I brought those be smart about what they are posting. students in, I simply asked them if they Once you put it up there, anyone can see had done what the picture showed them who you are and what you are doing.” doing. They confessed to the violaRendon said students should be tions and that is why they were fined.” smart about what they are showing peoWhen Kidd is presented with a ple. There are guidelines they should situation such as that one, all he can do follow, but they aren’t written out for is ask the students if they are guilty. He them, it is just about not letting people said that if a student denies a violation you don’t know, know everything about of the code then he simply lets it go. you. Students should be careful about posting pictures that have their room Please see FACEBOOK page A3


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Thursday, september 10 Chair Massages Available (University Employees) Topeka Rm, Memorial Union 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday Night Live Kansas Rm, Memorial Union 6 p.m. Play, “Rabbit Hole” Andrew J. and Georgia Neese Gray Theatre 8 p.m.

Friday, september 11 Faculty Development Program (University Faculty) Kansas Rm, Memorial Union 1:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. WU Board of Regents Meeting Petro Allied Health Center, Rm 220 4 p.m. WU After Hours Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Play, “Rabbit Hole” Andrew J. and Georgia Neese Gray Theatre 8 p.m.

Saturday, september 12 Celebration of Artists Youth Activity Mulvane Art Museum 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Alumni Association Tailgate Yager Stadium parking lot 4:30 p.m. Football Yager Stadium 6 p.m. Play, “Rabbit Hole” Andrew J. and Georgia Neese Gray Theatre 8 p.m.

Sunday, september 13 Play, “Rabbit Hole” Andrew J. and Georgia Neese Gray Theatre 2 p.m.

Monday, september 14 Brown Bag International Lecture International House 12 p.m. Casual Fitness Morgan Rm 270 12:10 p.m. to 12:40 p.m. French Conversation Table Sunflower Rm, Memorial Union 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Washburn to recognize Alumni Fellows during Homecoming TOPEKA - Seven Washburn University graduates will be honored as Alumni Fellows at a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 16, at the Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center. The cost is $14 for members of the Alumni Association and $17 for non-members. Reservations are due by Oct. 9 and may be made by calling (785) 670-1641 or sending email to Sponsored by the Washburn University deans and the Alumni Association, the Alumni Fellows program recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves in their career fields. The 2009 Fellows are: David Chavez, Olathe, Kan., bachelor of arts, 1988 (College of Arts and Sciences honoree). Chavez is founder and chief executive officer of LatinPonte Inc., an Hispanic branding agency specializing in signature programs, strategic relations and television programming. He served as executive producer of two Latino-themed prime time network television specials in both English (ALMA Awards, ABC Network) and Spanish (Premio Deportes, Univision Network) languages. Paul Etzel, La Mesa, Calif., bachelor of science, 1971 (College of Arts and Sciences honoree). Etzel is professor, astronomy, at San Diego State University and director of Mount Laguna Observatory. He is the author of more than 90 research publications, has received more than $1.3 million in competitive grants for research and served as a panel member for grant proposals and as a manuscript referee for professional journals. Paul Hoferer, Topeka, juris doctor, 1975 (School of Law honoree). Hoferer joined the law firm of Lathrop & Gage after retiring in 2008 as vice president and general counsel for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway. He is a past president of the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel and a member of the Washburn School of Law board of governors.

Cynthia Hornberger, Lawrence, Kan., bachelor of science, 1978 (School of Nursing honoree). Hornberger is professor, Washburn School of Nursing, where she served 2000-09 as dean. During her tenure, the master’s program was established and enrollment in the baccalaureate program nearly doubled. She is a past president of the Kansas Association of Colleges of Nursing, a member of Leadership Kansas and a Paul Harris Fellow. Michael Mustain, Basehor, Kan., bachelor of arts, 1976 (School of Applied Studies honoree). Mustain is an intelligence research specialist for the Army at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. As director of the test and evaluation division, he is responsible for the implementation of threat in operational tests for new Army and joint acquisition programs. He has received many military honors, including the Army Modeling and Simulation Award. Marianne Webb, Carbondale, Ill., bachelor of music, 1958 (College of Arts and Sciences honoree). Webb is professor emeritus at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where she is in her 45th year of service as distinguished university organist. She has performed recitals and presented workshops nationally under Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists Management and has a lifelong involvement at all levels in the American Guild of Organists. John Wood, Bronxville, N.Y., bachelor of business administration, 1973, and juris doctor, 1978 (School of Business honoree). Wood is a partner in the law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP, where he leads the commercial real estate legal group. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, author of treatises and books on commercial leasing, serves the Practicing Law Institute as a member of the board of legal advisers and chairman of the commercial leasing program.

there they will be able to go on to an associate’s degree or a bachelor’s degree. They can do all of this under Washburn University.” Washburn Tech offers Career Training Programs, continued education courses, and customized training in the areas of business, industry and government. Jonathan Wimer, coordinator of continuing education and marketing for Washburn Tech, said that the school is now offering 50 new continuing education

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school-record 82 points in a game this past Friday and are now 2-0. They’ll be back on the field this Saturday at 6:00 pm for our first conference game against Missouri Southern. You should come on out and support our Bods. You can still join Bod Squad. Members get a free tshirt and free food at the Bod Squad Tailgate for every game! Collegiate Readership started up again this past week. This is a great program available now for STUDENTS ONLY. The locations where you can pick up your free newspapers, which are evenly spread across campus, are Henderson, two locations in the Memorial Union (one right by our office in the basement of the Union), Petro, and Stoffer. Hope you all have a great week! GO BODS!!! Garrett Love WSGA President



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09/03/09 -Info. report, medical call, 09/04/09 - Info. report, alcohol violation, 09/05/09 - Info. report, intrusion alarm, Petro, report taken, AMR to St. Francis Washburn Village, report taken, alcohol Garvey, report taken, area checked, Hospital dumped, photos taken, verbal warning alarm reset

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To my fellow students: I hope you all had a great Labor Day. I know I sure did. It was really nice to actually spend a little time relaxing and reflecting rather than just “GO, GO, GO” all the time. I think one concept college students (myself certainly included) often forget is the power and importance of rest and sleep. With that said, I have definitely not been the best example of that during my time at Washburn, but every once in awhile you figure things like that out through experience. Friday is WU In The Community which is a great time to get out into our community and take part in an act of service. There are several different locations and service projects that you can choose from. If interested, you can meet on the lawn between the Union and Garvey at 1:30pm on Friday. It should be a lot of fun… and there will be free pizza for participants as well! The Ichabods and Lady Blues have had great starts in all three sports so far this Fall. The volleyball team is 8-0 and ranked #6 in the country! WU football had a very impressive performance scoring a

courses, including computer classes. After completing one semester at Washburn Tech, student will then qualify for a reduced tuition rate at Washburn University if they choose to pursue an associate degree. Tuition is currently $75 per credit hour for students at Washburn Tech.

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Freshmen Composition Staff Reading Washburn Rm B, Memorial Union 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Marching Band: The marching band performed at half time during the home game on Friday, Sept. 4. The Ichabods won 82-21.

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Bod Squad: Members of Bod Squad cheer their team to victory. To learn more about Bod Squad, e-mail Taylor McGown at

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09/03/09 - Info. report, suspicious person, 09/05/09 - Info. report, suspicious LLC, report taken, suspect GOA activity, Lot 9, report taken, photos taken 09/04/09 - Info. report, fire alarm, West Hall, report taken, burnt egg, TFD 09/05/09 - Info. report, alcohol violation, ventilated room, reset alarm Lot 11, report taken, alcohol dumped, photos taken

09/05/09 - Info. report, intrusion alarm, Garvey, report taken, area secure, F/S call back, called employees inside 09/06/09 - Info. report, homeless WU student, Police Office, Morgan Hall, TPD Chaplin and the Red Cross called.


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Volunteer Experience Extravaganza Sunshine Blue WASHBURN REVIEW

The Volunteer Experience Extravaganza last Thursday featured several local non-profit organizations, who offered a wide range of unique opportunities for people to get involved in community service. Save Our Shelter Animals in conjunction with Friends of Hills Bark Park is working toward building Topeka’s first no-kill animal shelter near Gage Park’s Bark Park. They need volunteers to help educate the community about no-kill shelters and hold fund raisers to generate money to help save the lives of animals who would otherwise be euthenized at other shelters. They are planning a “Party in the Park” on Saturday, Sept. 19 in Gage Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, contact them by email at stopkillinganimalsintopeka@, or by phone at (785) 2178470. Visit them online at www.wix. com/saveourshelteranimals/SOSA. Another organization with interesting opportunities is The Villages, Inc., Family Style Group Homes. They provide a safe, family-style environment for children ages 6 to 18, who are referred to them by the Juvenile Justice System and Child in Need of Care-SRS System. They are looking for individuals to provide guitar and piano lessons, lead fitness classes, mentor and tutor residents, cook, walk Smokey, the pet coyote, maintain trails at Stone Nature Center and many other tasks. For more information, contact Michael Bradley by e-mail at, or by phone at (785) 267-5900 extention 104. Visit them online at Meals On Wheels of Shawnee and Jefferson Counties, Inc. is an organization that delivers meals to the elderly

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Helping Hands: Ali Hanlon discusses options for volunteering with Garden Party. A recent federal report from the Coorporation of National and Community Service stated Topeka has the fifth highest volunteer rate of all mid-sized cities. and citizens unable to leave their homes. There are 10 Washburn Bookstore staff members who have been volunteering their time to this organization over the past three years. On average, they deliver 12 to 16 meals in an hour, and rotate two staffers a week, one day a week. Current volunteers said it is a small obligation, but the reward is enormous, as they have bonded not only with the clients, but with each other. For more information, contact Renae Steuart at, or by phone at

(785) 354-5420. Visit them online at The Washburn Bookstore staff involved in this community service said they are happy to help anyone interested in volunteering with Meals On Wheels by providing information. The Shawnee County Medical Reserve Corps is looking for individuals interested in donating time to shot clinics, and training sessions, where they would learn valuable skills used in disaster and emergency relief. They are laid back, and provide flexible

hours for their volunteers. Their goal is to train an abundance of responsible persons, who would be willing to step up in the event of a catastrophe. For more information, e-mail Don Jenkins at don.jenkins@snco. us, or call (785) 368-2736. Visit them online at

Sunshine Blue is a writer for the Washburn Review. Reach her at sunshine.

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There is also a question to whether or not there is an employee on campus, designated to watch over all of the students Facebook accounts. “There is no one on campus that has time to oversee students Facebook accounts and there isn’t going to be someone hired just to do that,” said Kidd. Is a policy on the way, now that Facebook has become a way of life? Both Rendon and Kidd say that is not likely. Facebook is a student’s private account that has nothing to do with school. There is a department on campus that is considering putting a Facebook policy in place; the athletic department. As of now, each coach can make a policy for his or her team, or guidelines. But there is not an overall policy in the athletic department. Kerry Dickerson, assistant athletic director, says one is possible within the next year and that there have already been meetings to discuss the issue. “We want our school and athletic teams to be represented in good light. That is the reason for a possible policy. We have had a few issues in the past concerning Facebook and a policy would help solve those issues,” said Dickerson. The possibility of a campuswide policy is small but students should think about what they are posting before they post it. Students should realize more people look at their page than the people they know. “Many employers look up applicants on the internet before they do interviews or hire people for jobs. Students seeking a job shouldn’t post anything unprofessional or something that may prevent them from the job they want,” said Kent McAnally, director of career services. Kate Hampson is a junior mass media major. Reach her at kate.hampson@

WU faculty become Gladiators Meghan Ryan WASHBURN REVIEW

Washburn faculty, staff, Endowment Association of Trustees and the board of regents came together to make fund raising fun and communityoriented as they competed in “Ichabod Gladiators” last Thursday, one of the events in the “Win Big with Washburn” 2009/2010 faculty/staff campaign. The event was loosely based on “American Gladiators,” a television show full of buff women and men competing in very physical competitions. The event was still competitive, but names like “Rocket” and “Venom,” were replaced by members of the Washburn faculty and staff. Teams of three competed and even burned off the complimentary cookies, pretzels and party mix while playing Wii fit games Ski Jump, Table Tilt and Tight Rope Walk. The already difficult tasks were made even more so as gladiators attempted to throw them off their game. Kelly Mourning-Byers of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies, possibly disappointed a few of these distractions as she laid out the rules, “There will be no hand to hand combat,” she said. Fun was had by all, but especially by the Washburn Wu Wü gladiators. The Wu Wü gladiators included Alan

Bearman and Keith Rocci of the Mabee Library and Emily Rischel of Academic Affairs. Their weapons of choice, brightly colored jelly and rubber balls, were used to distract contestants. Often “accidentally” hitting the laughing competitors on the Wii boards. As if that wasn’t enough, the competitors had to adapt to the “No jumping on the Wii board” rule, especially hard for the Ski Jump, and some competed barefoot after the Wii board refused to cooperate with high heels. “Tell the big guy to move out of my way,” said Jami Herl of the Washburn Endowment Association, as she attempted to see the screen during her turn on the ski jump. Gladiator Bearman was the “big guy” in question as he used his size to his advantage, blocking out most of the television. Everyone in attendance enjoyed the games, the antics of fellow employees, and even trying out new technology with the Wii system. Ichabod Gladiator is the second of four “Win Big With Washburn” events that make participation in the 2009/2010 faculty/staff fund raising campaign more about the employed Washburn community getting together and having a good time. The fund raising effort will supply money for unanticipated expenses not included in the budget. The money often helps out facilities, staffing, scholarships,

technology and help fund programs. Anyone is allowed to donate and can choose where their money goes. The game-show-themed events this year aim to physically involve more people and make it a enjoyable campaign. “We are hoping to increase participation to… 50 percent this year,” said Julie Olson of the Washburn Endowment Association. Last year the campaign followed a superhero theme such as “Bodman” with Batman and Robin flavor that brought out 46 percent participation. Donned with a black trash bag cape and cardboard Wu Wü gladiator chest shield, Bearman gave his praise to the fund raising events. “It’s wonderful,” he said. “It’s a really good thing we do here at Washburn. [It] shows how much the faculty and staff care about Washburn. It’s a great institution.” The campaign divides the university into teams, the winning team will proudly display the traveling trophy until next year’s competition and be honored at a special luncheon. The campaign ends Friday Sept. 18, 2009. For more information or to donate go to Meghan Ryan is a writer for the Washburn Review. Reach her at meghan.ryan@

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Out of my way!: Alan Bearman, interim-dean of the Mabee Library, uses his cape-clad frame to make the competition harder for his opponent. WU Gladiators was one of the four “Win Big With Washburn” events being held to raise money for the University.

Student Government Freshmen Senators Name: Kasim Hardaway

Name: Amber Kissell

Name: Katie Lawless

Kasim is from Kansas City, Mo., and is a biochemistry and premedical studies major. He is consistently involved in several activities in his community and shows both dedication and time management that he could apply to his duty in his position.

Amber is from Ulysses, Kan., and is a biology major. She is actively involved in both community and school, and doing things for others is her passion. Amber wants to help both the student body and this school year become one of the best.

Katie is from Wichita, Kan., and is a psychology major. She believes in being a great asset, a very good listener, and is always open to both suggestions and opinions. Katie is easy going and has an open mind.

Name: Lashonda Carter

Name: Meredith Cline

Lashonda is from Junction City, Kan., and is a business major. Her goal is to get more students involved, and to make them feel as welcome as she has. Lashonda enjoys being a part of the voice for students, and making sure that it is heard.

Meredith is from Lyons, Kan. and is a biology major. She would like to get students and the community more environmentally aware and promote the beauty of the Washburn campus while including fun activities. Merideth’s advice to future candidates would be to use colorful posters and to introduce yourself to random people.

This year’s Washburn Student Government Association’s Freshman Senate Elections took place Sept. 2 to Sept. 3. With 10 candidates, this year’s election had the highest number candidates in recent years (the average election generally runs about 6). There were a five senate spots open, and two more are currently available. WSGA president, Garrett Love, is very excited about this year’s election, and said all candidates did a great job during this campaign. “I’m looking forward to working with all of the new candidates this year,” he said. Information provided by: Michelle Boltz • Pictures provided by: ISS


Opinion • Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Students Washburn needs Facebook policy continue search for answers or Twitter can be seen by future employers and even your RAs, which is where the situation becomes sticky. We often log on to Facebook and One might be suprised to look at pictures of our friends because learn that one of the freedoms it’s a way of seeing what someone has Americans consider “basic” is not been doing. Statuses provide a one even addressed in the Constitution sentence blip that keeps you up-to-date or the Bill of Rights. What right is on your friends’ daily lives. And it is this, you ask? The right to privacy. not unusual for some status updates to Americans have embraced this talk about how hungover someone is, as an inalienable right, and a slew of or for pictures from last night’s party to legislature has been passed to punish be posted by the next day. All of these those who intrude upon another’s pieces of information can provide personal and private life. But in a comprehensive picture of what what realm does this private life lie? someone did at a certain point in time. Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and But what if a picture or status other social networking posted by either you or tools similar to the else contained THE REVIEW’S someone almighty trifecta have “incriminating” VIEW evolved past their evidence? What intended purpose. are others allowed They are no longer just a way to to do with this “evidence”? communicate with long-lost friends At Washburn, such evidence can be or relatives, or a way to meet new used against you if you have violated people. Ask any high school or college student regulations. Some sources try student how many times a day they to silver-tongue their way around it, but check their Facebook profile, and you the out-and-out truth is that it matters a will probably receive an answer of at lot more than they let on. It is considered least three. Clearly, social networking photographic evidence that you sites have become a way of life. committed a crime, and punishments But with this evolution of technology can be doled out based on this evidence. comes an unexpected consequence: This in itself is the proverbial loss of privacy. Despite what many slippery slope. Anyone with even the believe, these sites are not “your” space. most basic knowledge of Photoshop They are public sites that are available can crudely insert a beer can into a to anyone with a prying eye. The regular picture, and a more practiced information that is posted on Facebook editor can even place a beer can in



As I sat down to write this column, I thought about discussing my opinions in the aftermath of what has been deemed the “Washburn e-mail crisis.” However, despite the obvious consequences that stem from a lack of university e-mail communication, I believe there is an even greater crisis at hand: an absence of communication and flow throughout the entire university. This may be an assumption, but I would bet that if you talk to any Washburn student, they could tell you horror stories of trouble they’ve had with the university and many of the offices that create its functional foundation. Financial aid is one office that has grown increasingly popular among student dilemmas. As a key factor in the process of giving students money to pay for their education, the office and its staff have fallen short. For instance, as of the fourth week of the semester, scholarship checks still have not been processed, which means no extra money for students, especially those who rely on it to pay for things like rent, groceries and gas. The problems don’t stop there either. If students are having issues with the financial aid office, chances are they’ll spend some quality bonding time with the business office, too. If they’re lucky, students may be able to avoid the financial aid office/business office blame game, where each points a finger at the other as the FROM THE p r o b l e m ’ s EDITOR cause, failing to come to a resolution. But good luck dodging that bullet. These offices aren’t the only culprits in student crises. The payroll office often fails to issue paychecks or sends them to the wrong home address, and getting applications and transcripts processed can be a nightmare between the admissions and registrar’s offices, despite the fact that they’re right next door to each other. Additionally, a lack of understanding for students’ concerns heightens relationship problems between students and staff from these offices. As students, we understand that not everything runs smoothly all of the time, but when we repeatedly have problems with your office every semester, things can become difficult for us. If you’re rude, impatient or unwilling to understand our situations and be helpful to us, your frustration with us only increases our frustration with you. So, how can we clear up these issues? Simply put, our university needs to work more on internal communication. Offices and their staff members need to let one another know what they are doing. And when things go wrong, offices need to communicate with the students. We want to know why there are problems and what you’re doing to solve them. Help us help you make your jobs easier. Otherwise, expect to see more columns like this in the future.

a person’s hand without disrupting the pictures fluidity. What we have is a problem of authenticity. How do authorities know what is an authentic picture and what is fake? University authorities state that they cannot make a policy about networking sites because these are students’ private accounts, and they have nothing to do with the school. Why, then, are we picking and choosing which pieces of these sites are considered “private” and which can be used by the university against you? Clearly, there needs to be a policy. If you can be called to the dean’s office because of something on a social networking site, then students need to be aware and protocol needs to be established. We commend the athletic department for leading the way by allowing coaches to monitor their teams’ Facebook accounts. As for the rest of the University, take note: If you are going to use any information found on Facebook, stop straddling the fence about the issue. Either make a policy and use the information obtained from personal Web sites, or stop allowing information on these sites to be considered evidence.

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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Everclear, Bowling For Soup show Fort Riley a good time

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Loud and clear: Art Alexakis, lead singer and guitarist of the band Everclear, performs in front of a Manhattan crowd. He signed autographs for his fans after the show. Bowling for Soup also performed at Fort Riley’s FMWR concert on Friday night.

Ashley Rafferty WASHBURN REVIEW Friday Sept. 4, Fort Riley FMWR presented a concert for the area service men and locals. It was held at McCain Auditorium, in Manhattan, Kan. Even though there were a lot of shows held that night, almost all the seats were full. Everclear, a band that originally formed in Portland, Ore. in 1992, was first to hit the stage for the Army Concert Tour. Everclear had a good line up and played hits such as: “Santa Monica,” “Wonderful,” and ended with “I will buy you a new life.” Art Alexakis, the lead singer and guitar, is the only original member of the band. He held a very professional stage presence and was a favorite of the late-20-early-30 audience. Many fans had commented how they had just came to see Everclear, seeing

as they grew up listening to them when they were in high school. Even though the band played in the ‘90s there were still a handful of teens that came to see them as well. After Everclear was done playing Alexakis had a table set up outside the stage area to sign autographs and take pictures with his fans. It took roughly 30 minutes to get through the line, and every fan cherished the few seconds they had with him. There was even an incident where a young girl of around 15 was escorted out of the building, because she got a little crazed as she was waiting to see her idol and got a little out of control toward the other fans and security guards. Then a group of guys from Texas took the stage. Bowling For Soup came on with a very comical and down right silly attitude. They not only played their line up, but they

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VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Venice Film Festival’s red carpet was festooned with balloons on Sunday to mark the lifetime achievement award for director and producer John Lasseter and his crew of Pixar directors. They were rewarded for their work creating a new generation of childhood memories populated with Nemo, Woody and Sulley. It is the first time in festival history that the award honors not just one filmmaker but an entire studio. Pixar, founded in 1986 and based in northern California, pioneered digital computer animation and has made 10 feature films to date, four of which have won Oscars since the animation category was introduced in 2001. “We really set out to deeply entertain an audience, not just children but adults as well,” Lasseter told reporters Sunday. Lasseter said he was “tremendously honored” that the festival chose to give the award to the team of five Pixar directors, including Brad Bird (“Ratatouille” and “The Incredibles”), Pete Docter (“Up” and “Monsters Inc.”), Andrew Stanton (“Finding Nemo” and “Wall-E”), and Lee Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”). Lasseter directed the first two “Toy Story” movies and “Cars.” “Filmmaking and animation is one of the most collaborative art forms there is in the world, and it is never more collaborative than it is at Pixar,” Lasseter said. Lasseter posed with life-size Carl

and Russell, the stars of Pixar’s latest runaway hit “Up” on a red carpet imprinted with the Italian logos for Pixar’s hits, “The Incredibles,” ‘’Up,” ‘’Finding Nemo” and the upcoming “Toy Story 3,” before receiving the Golden Lion from George Lucas, who helped launch Pixar. “I think anybody else when they sell a company and the company goes on to be very successful, they would feel like they missed out,” Lasseter said. “George Lucas is so proud of us and we are so thankful to him. He is a true visionary.” To mark the occasion, the festival premiered 3D versions of “Toy Story” and “Toy Story 2,” which are set for theatrical release in the U.S. later in the fall. Children given a rare invite to the festival usually reserved for adults grabbed up free kites and posed next to a life-size model of Woody made out of Legos. Some came dressed as scouts, in homage to Russell. Pixar merged with Disney three years ago, making Lasseter chief creative for both Pixar and Disney animation, where he is reintroducing hand-drawn animation. “I felt like if there is a studio in the world who should be doing the highest quality hand-drawn animation, it is the studio that started it all, Disney,” Lasseter said. A few minutes of the first project, “The Princess and the Frog,” was screening Sunday evening at Venice, marking the first time it will be seen outside of Pixar, Lasseter said.

really did put on a show. They played “Hit Me Baby One More Time” by Britney Spears, and improvised some jingles of their own about each other in the band, as well. The lead singer, Jaret Reddick, even felt the need to burp into the mike at random times throughout the show. They even stopped in the middle to have their very first ever live photo shoot on stage. The band was very far from serious, and just wanted to let everyone have a good time and enjoy the show. Even though the two bands were from different backgrounds and genres of alternative. It was an amazing show that everyone seemed to enjoy. A classic good time was had by all. Ashley Rafferty is a junior social work major. Reach her at ashley.rafferty1@

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Grief turns to art, comedy in upcoming play ‘Rabbit Hole’ Ben Fitch WASHBURN REVIEW

to go again. “I love it,” she said. “I’ve suffered enough loss in my life that it was something I wanted to look at. This play is about people dealing with loss Realism. That is Director Penny Weiner’s and it added to my understanding of goal for tomorrow night’s play, Rabbit the idea that this is the kind of loss Hole. The intentions are evident in that you never make it back from. every facet of the meticulously-built But the characters learn not just to set, which Lynn Wilson, scene shop manage, but to do better.” The lighting, by Fernando supervisor, took a month to build. The set is divided into three Pezzino, is coordinated to create a sections for the different scenes of feeling of disorientation. “Things become kind of surreal,” the play. In each, they resemble a real house. The kitchen features a fridge, said Weiner, “like moving through water or cabinets and Jell-O.” table. The “ Wei n e r living room is said there is complete with This play is about much for the a couch and people dealing with audience to other common look forward household loss and it added to to, including items. And the my understanding of the lighting, third section of sound and the set is built the idea that this is the the main to resemble kind of loss that you cha racter’s a child’s sister, Izzy, bedroom, which never make it back played by presumably from. Heather belongs to Prescott, Danny, the who provides child, whose - Penny Weiner the comedic death spawns Director relief. the entire theme “It’s a of the play. ” little bit of The actors a wild ride,” will even be she said, that should possibly evoke eating real food. “After reading the script crying and laughter. “Just remember to turn your cell carefully,” said Weiner, “it seems that phones off and get here on time,” those details should be there.” The script itself is written in a Weiner said. The show starts at 8 p.m. realistic nature. It is a story about coping with loss. The main character, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. There Becca, played by Shanna Carlson, will be a 2 p.m. showing on Sunday. senior, loses her child, Danny. Her Tickets are $5 per person and free to entire family is gripped with emotions Washburn employees and students of grief, and the play is about their with a current ID. attempts to move on. “It’s never even said that Danny has died. It’s implied,” said Weiner. “The pain that the characters experience is very subtle.” The theatre department put on the production in late June, and Weiner said she was apprehensive about doing Ben Fitch is a junior mass media it again during the semester. But after major. Reach him at benjamin.fitch@ a pick-up rehearsal, things were ready

‘Extract’ contains undertones of ‘Office Space’ David Wiens WASHBURN REVIEW When I saw Mike Judge’s name in the ads for “Extract,” I knew I was going to see it. Despite ongoing work on his played-out cartoon, “King of the Hill,” I’ve learned that his cartoons and his movies are worlds apart in terms of quality. Aside from the dimwitted archetypes that show up in all of his work, I sometimes find it hard to believe that the man who created “Beavis and Butthead” also made “Office Space.” But regardless of my distaste for his TV series, or, for that matter, Fox’s baffling inability to cancel any of its prime-time cartoon shows, if Mike Judge is releasing a new movie, I’m on board. “Extract” tells the story of the owner of a company that manufactures various flavor extracts. After building the entire company from the ground up based on his own creation of an extract that doesn’t evaporate when baked into food, Joel, played by Jason Bateman, wants nothing more than to sell his company and retire at a young age. Unfortunately, just as it all seems within his grasp, the accidental injury of one of his employees puts the company’s sales value on the line. On top of this, the arrival of a new employee, played by Mila Kunis, adds to his growing frustration with his wife. Like “Office Space,” the story line is secondary to Judge’s spot-on portrayal of the everyday phrases and people that drive us crazy. The impossibly genial neighbor, David Koechner, who always catches you pulling into your driveway, and will not stop talking no matter how many hints you try to drop, the young cashiers who are too busy talking to a good-looking customer to help

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anyone else, or the woman on the assembly line preoccupied with how little someone else is pulling their own weight. “Extract” has some good laughs, but not enough to keep viewers interested. Don’t get me wrong, it was a pretty good movie, but between the hokey, predictable sound track and the cookie-cutter ending, it left me with a feeling that something wasn’t quite

right. The movie was a lackluster version of “Office Space” with a lessfamiliar environment, plot, and a lessrelatable main character.

David Wiens is a sophomore mass media major. Reach him at david.

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Bands battle it out in Uptown

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Girl power: The lead singer for The Unborn, Laura Roach, top, screams into the mic at the Uptown Theater. Her band won the show, and they advanced to the semi-finals, which will be held in October. Derek Kleoppel, below, also played for The Uptown.


Club Wars XVII took place at the Uptown Theater on Friday, and six bands battled against each other, hoping to win a spot in the championship round. Two stages were filled with bands that performed from the Kansas City and Lawrence area. The Untorn, Vibrant, Jolly Roger, Hectic, Restraint and The Karma Effect took up the main stage. They were competing to be named the winner of the semi-final round in Club Wars. The Untorn won the show, and the band will now advance into the final round, which will be held Oct. 9. The winner of the final round will win an opening spot at Freakers Ball. More information about Club Wars can be found at The second stage held eight bands that had competed in the first round, although they did not advance. Jim Kilroy is the producer of Club Wars. He has put together this annual battle of the bands for more than seven years. Booking bands is something he has been doing for 23 years. Learn more about Jim at Mike Goerhing is a sophomore mass media major. Reach him at michael.

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Staff and faculty will be treated to 10-minute chair massages on Thursday, Sept 10, thanks to the Washburn Employee Wellness Program. This event is held once a month during the school year for all employees who are interested. This is the third year that the event has been offered. The chair massages will take place in the Topeka Room of the Memorial Union from 11:30-2:30 p.m. Melissa Wallace, will be brought in from “Moe”ssage as the masseuse. “In the previous years, we have pretty much filled every 10-minute slot,” said Celeste Ehrenberg, employee wellness coordinator for Washburn University. “In the past we have done this event with reserved time slots, but this year we’re going to have it on a first come, first serve basis, where staff and faculty can sign up for a time on the outside of the door,” she said. Ehrenberg said the idea for the chair massages came from a common misconception many people have regarding the term “wellness.” “With employee wellness, most associate the term with fitness,” said Ehrenberg. “With chair massages we are trying to get people away from that. Things like massages may help a person’s well being. As well, it has been shown that people tend to be more productive at their desks or where ever they may be working just by taking a 10 minute break.” There are seven dimensions of wellness: emotional, intellectual, physical, social, occupational, environmental and spiritual. The Employee Wellness Program plans events which span across all seven dimensions. “These events also provide awareness,” said Joel Bluml, director of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. “For example, someone who have never gotten a massage may attend on Thursday and find and outlet. They may even continue

to go and get more massages. We’re exposing people to new things.” The program also provides staff and faculty the option of becoming trained in certain areas and also offers classes on varying subjects. For instance, on Friday, Sept. 11, the opportunity to become workplace CPR/AED/First Aid certified will be available. On Sept. 15, at 5:30 p.m., Healthy Cooking 101 will be offered at Hyvee, which will give employees tips and recipes to try at home. The Wellness Program also offers an assortment of individualized services such as fitness assessments, exercise prescriptions, nutrition analysis, and wellness coaching. For more information on the Employee Wellness Program contact Celeste Ehrenberg at (785) 670-1313 or e-mail her at celeste.ehrenberg@

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Lone senior leads Blues Setter Kate Hampson relishes leadership role with the Washburn Lady Blues

Eric Smith WASHBURN REVIEW Imagine for a second a quarterback on a football field, calling all the plays, commanding the team’s respect, controlling the ball and where it ultimately goes. Now, think of a similar position on a volleyball court and you’ll find Kate Hampson, the Washburn Lady Blues senior setter. Hampson, the second-year captain on the Washburn volleyball team, could be compared to Brett Favre or Tom Brady in the job she does on the court. “I call all the play sets,” said Hampson. “Tell people where to go, what, and I deliver the ball basically. “It’s hard at times because if something doesn’t work, it can be your fault. And you have to be much more aware on the court of what the other team is doing. Who’s on the other team, like the blockers on the other team, things like that. But you get to be more creative I guess because I’m always in the game and always touching the ball. In that respect, it’s fun.” Hampson, a mass media major, is used to being a team leader because of the position she’s in. “It’s definitely like you’re forced into a leadership role when you’re a senior, but since I’m a setter I’m kind of already in that role,” said Hampson, who is the team’s all-time leader in assists with more than 4,500. The only senior on a young team, Hampson came in with Ashley Shepard and Kelci Wigger as freshmen but both Wigger and Shepard redshirted. She said she has mixed emotions about this being her last season. “It’s cool but kind of sad at the same time, because it’s like, I’m the only one that’s going to be done,” said Hampson. “And no one else is going to be done.” Hampson said for the rest of this year, individual goals she’d like to achieve include doing well in postseason honors. “Personally, I’ve always just been third team [in the all-MIAA],” she said. “I’ve never been up there so I’d like to be up on the first team or second team. And then I guess repeat as All-American is also a goal.”

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Shot caller: Senior setter Kate Hampson takes her role with the Lady Blues seriously, as she calls the plays and is basically a quarterback on the volleyball court.

Ali Ward, a right hitter, is in her third year with the Lady Blues and said Hampson is an asset to Washburn. “She brings a lot to the team,” said Ward. “She brings a lot of enthusiasm and competitiveness and she brings out the best in all of us. She is just like the core of our team, I would think. “…She’s the reason that the hitters all make the kills. She probably has the most important role. I wouldn’t want to be in her position.” While Hampson is a proud to go to Washburn, being from Ft. Collins, Colo.,

she is a Colorado State fan. Ward also said she love the local baseball team. “She knows everything about the Colorado Rockies, that’s her favorite team,” said Ward. “And she takes it very close to heart so don’t insult the Rockies. She’s Colorado for life, she loves country music and loves to sing and dance and has a great personality.”

Eric Smith is a senior mass media major. Reach him at

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Lady Blues bound for Kansas City Eric Smith WASHBURN REVIEW

Winning the first eight matches of the volleyball season is a great feat but something that has been done by the Washburn Lady Blues before. However, not losing a set, now, that’s quite a different story. The Washburn volleyball team is 8-0 in match play and 24-0 in set play through two tournaments in the 2009 season, the latter something never accomplished by a Chris Herron-coached Washburn team. “I’ve been doing this for several years, and I’m not sure exactly what’s going on,” said Herron, head coach of the Lady Blues in his eighth season. “Either our team is really good or else the teams we’re playing aren’t.” Whatever it is, coaches across the United States see Washburn as a reckoning force with the Lady Blues moving up four spots to No. 6 in the nation in the most recent American Volleyball Coaches Association

ranking of the top 25 teams in Division II, which was released Monday. The Lady Blues will look to keep their winning ways going this weekend at the Rockhurst Fall Classic in Kansas City, Mo. The team begins play at 11 a.m. Friday versus a 1-8 Midwestern State team that Washburn beat last season 3-1, and coach Herron is familiar with. He said that MSU’s coach called him in the preseason to find out where Washburn was playing so that they could “chase” the Lady Blues, meaning follow them in tournaments. “That’s motivation for me,” said Herron. “And I’m going to do my best to make it a motivation for my team too.” The Lady Blues continue play in Kansas City Friday afternoon at 3 versus Upper Iowa (6-3). At 9 a.m. Saturday, the Lady Blues take on Eastern New Mexico (2-6) before finishing the tournament at 3 p.m. versus Ill.-Springfield (5-2). While Washburn appears to be rolling on all cylinders, they have been practicing

all week, including Labor Day, making sure to fix errors from the week before. Senior setter Kate Hampson said the team would probably work on serving to try to avoid so many errors as well as working on not allowing the opponent to get on a hot streak. “We look really, really, good and then for four or five points, we don’t look so good. We need to work on eliminating runs by the other team,” said Hampson. The Rockhurst tournament is a muchneeded break for many of the Lady Blues, who have grown tired of long road trips to tournaments with the last two being in Colorado and Texas. “We don’t have to travel as far, which will be nice,” said Ashley Shepard, junior outside hitter. “We don’t have to do any seven-hour or nine-hour bus trips. Our backs are hurting from sleeping on the bus.” Eric Smith is a senior mass media major. Reach him at

AVCA Top 25 Sept. 7, 2009

Rank Team Total Points Record 1. Concordia-St. Paul 800 8-0 2. Cal State-San Bernandino 767 7-0 3. Emporia State 721 8-0 4. UC San Diego 702 8-0 5. Tampa 650 6-1 6. Washburn 622 8-0 7. West Texas A&M 602 8-1 8. Central Missouri 553 5-3 9. Nebraska-Kearney 526 8-1 10. Minnesota Duluth 477 6-2 11. Florida Southern 451 6-2 12. SW Minnesota State 432 6-2 13. Indianapolis 391 9-0 14. Metro State 364 7-1 T-15. Minnesota State 318 7-1 T-15. Sonoma State 318 8-0 17. Nova Southeastern 285 6-2 18. Grand Valley State 259 4-4 19. West Florida 242 4-5 20. Lewis 200 5-3 21. Truman 160 5-3 22. Eckerd 143 5-3 23. Nebraska-Omaha 92 6-2 T-24. Saginaw Valley State 65 5-3 T-24. Western Washington 65 5-3

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Top returners 2009 tidbits

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30-6 record 14-0 home record Started 12-0 Average attendance of 6,963 Lost in the first round of the NCAA South Central Region tournament to Central Missouri

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Kate Hampson Setter, sr.

Breanna Lewis Rightside hitter, jr.

Molly Smith DS/libero, jr.

Mollie Lacy Middle hitter, soph.

Caitlin Conley Outside hitter, jr.

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Have begun season 8-0 First home game Sept. 18 against Truman State Every game won in three sets so far this season Three redshirt freshmen

Ashley Shepard Outside hitter, jr.

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Volleyball squad deserving of praise of New Mexico Highlands that I think any Washburn fan should be proud of—I do think that a team such as Washburn volleyball should receive more acknowledgement than a headline in the newspaper. My sociology teacher pointed out the other day that the Ichabods received front page headlines in the Topeka Capital-Journal after their first win, while the volleyball team, which is now 8-0 in tournament play and moved up from 10th in the nation to sixth, received a brief mention in the middle of the Josh Rouse sports section. WASHBURN REVIEW While it is certain that men and women are still treated far from equal in the world of sports (consider the average NBA player is Every year, literally millions of fans paid roughly 50 times more than the highestnationwide pile into crammed stadiums to paid WNBA player), supporting a university’s watch football. athletes shouldn’t be about gender or which It doesn’t matter what level the game is sport is being played, it should be about an played—little league, overall support of the “ junior high, high school, athletic department. A “Consider the college, semi pro or the fan should want every NFL—people can’t get sports program at their average NBA player enough pigskin action. university to do well and While it’s only natural show strong support for is paid roughly 50 that football, a game of those teams that do so. times more than the big hits and even bigger I know we’ve all had egos, has a special the “school spirit” guilt highest-paid WNBA place inside the average trip forced on us about player.” sportsfan’s heart each a thousand times, and - Josh Rouse fall, there is one major it does get old. But the Sports editor sport that gets the brunt next time you see an of neglect in its wake: athlete on campus, many ” of whom are not paid volleyball. This is no different at Washburn, where enough in scholarship money to cover their the stands (although by no means packed) college expenses, try to imagine how you’d are relatively full for football games, and feel in their position. relatively empty by comparison for volleyball games. It is disappointing in my mind that the Lady Blues don’t receive more fan support when you consider the constant success of the program. While this column by no means belittles the great achievements of the football team Josh Rouse is a junior mass media major. this year—including an 82-21 trouncing Reach him at

About the coach Willard, Mo., native

Graduated from College of the Ozarks in 1980 Six NCAA tournament appearances at WU 222-44 record in eight years at Washburn Turned around a team that went 169-265 from 1990-2001

Worked three years at Benedictine before heading to Washburn Led the Lady Blues to a 30-6 record in 2008, including a 14-0 record at home Has never lost to MIAA rivals Missouri Southern, Missouri Western or Southwest Baptist

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Overall 8-0 8-0 6-2 6-2 6-2 5-3 5-3 5-3 3-2 3-5 3-5

Sets won Sets lost 24 2 24 0 19 8 20 9 20 8 17 11 19 14 18 11 13 10 10 16 13 20

WU schedule Friday

WU 3, East Central 0 WU 3, Texas Woman’s 0

WU vs. Midwestern St., 11 a.m. WU vs. Upper Iowa, 3 p.m.

WU 3, TAM-Kingsville 0 WU 3, SW Oklahoma 0

WU vs. E. New Mexico, 9 a.m. WU vs. Ill.-Springfield, 3 p.m.


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Chris Herron Volleyball head coach, 8th year


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

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New logo not yet implemented Tennis update Eric Smith WASHBURN REVIEW

While it’s been nearly a year since Washburn University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison settled on an agreement dealing with the “W” logo, the Washburn athletic department is still feeling the after effects. “Well obviously the changes will be ongoing because we have the “W” on our field at Yager Stadium and we have it in Lee Arena and different places,” said Loren Ferre, Washburn athletic director. “And it’s on our uniforms so the change will be gradual and as those things wear out and need to be replaced, we’ll have the “W” with the Washburn across it that we’ll be using.” Some changes don’t have to be made for a while such as the “W” on painted surfaces, on the basketball court and the football field which are good to stay until

January 1, 2012, 2014 and 2015, respectively. However one of the biggest issues that the “W” logo has caused deals with the Washburn athletics media guides, released each year for every sport by the Washburn Sports Information Department. Photos are an important part of the guides, which include everything one would need to know about the respective Washburn team. But, with the old “W” logo being in a lot of the photos, it raises the question, can those photos be used in future publications? Dena Anson, University Relations director at Washburn who is responsible for approving the media guides, said no. “I was told this is the last year they can use them,” said Anson. “They’ll have to come up with new pictures. That’s what Vice President [for Administration and Treasurer Wanda] Hill told me so I’m using her as my supreme source.” Anson said that if photos from previ-

ous years were to be used for the future, they would have to be blocked out. Ferre has a different opinion on the situation and is optimistic about the future. “This year the media guides have been approved and they’ll have a lot of the former W in it,” said Ferre. “But we have a history and it is part of our history. And if we go back before that, we had more of a block W that I’m sure you could find a school in the country that was close to that…I’m not a big proponent that you go back and change your history. So hopefully we can work that out.” The reason the media guides were approved for this year, Anson said, was because the two university’s legal councils met. “From what I got from Vice President Hill, we checked with an attorney from Wisconsin. Our school attorney checked with their attorney and he granted this waive for this year’s publications,” said Anson. “So we got those two guys talking and he said this year only. They hold the

w e i v e Staff Pick ‘Em R e Th the staff

Week One

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the games Missouri Southern @ Washburn










No. 24 KU @ Texas-El Paso







K-State at Louisiana-Lafayette







Central Missouri at Emporia State







No. 3 USC at No. 8 Ohio State







No. 18 Notre Dame at Michigan







Tennessee Titans at Pittsburgh Steelers







Kansas City Chiefs at Baltimore Ravens







Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers







Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots













The Review Staff Pick ‘Em is a weekly feature where we pick the winners of college and pro football games around the country. Check back weekly to see our standings!


Photo by Mallory Shehi, Washburn Review

Early bird: Senior netter Trang Le Nguyen and the Lady Blues were in action last Friday and Saturday mornings at the WU Invitational.

Blues strong at home The Washburn Lady Blues opened the 2009-10 slate with the Washburn Invitational and Whitney Zitsch taking the B flight championship. The duo of Trang LeNguyen and Morgan Rainey won the doubles title. Washburn’s LeNguyen fell in the A flight championship match 6-4, 6-3 to Maureen Riley from Rockhurst. Kristen McKee fell in the C flight championship 6-1, 6-2 to Karsyn Betts from Rockhurst. Annie Doole came back through the consolation bracket in the C draw to take third place 6-2, 7-6 over Jaycie Schmidt from Rockhurst. LeNguyen and Rainey topped Northwest Missouri’s duo in the final 8-2 and Doole and Zitsch won the consolation final.

Bods win two flights, lose in doubles

The Washburn Ichabods opened the 2009-10 season at the Washburn Invitational with Ryan Ward taking the top flight and Adam Rens winning the B flight. Ward won the A flight at the Washburn Invitational while Simon Blondin shook off a first round loss to come back through the consolation bracket to take third place in the top flight. Rens topped Giovanni Auricchio from Northwest Missouri 6-2, 6-2 in the finals and Yann Kasay topped Tyler Zappia from Emporia State in the B flight consolation match. In the C flight, Ichabod newcomer Emmanuel Laurent was topped by Calvin Patterson 6-4, 6-1 in the finals. Ward and Blondin fell in the finals of the doubles championship. The Ichabods and Blues will be back in action Sept. 11-13 at the Wichita State Invitational. -Press releases, Washburn SID

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Cooper deadset on 2,000 yard goal



Wilhoite suffers possible season ending injury Josh Rouse and Eric Smith WASHBURN REVIEW Washburn outside linebacker Michael Wilhoite, considered a starter prior to the beginning of the season, may be lucky to play at all this season after suffering a leg injury in practice. “It’s kind of week to week,” said head coach Craig Schurig about the injury. “He’s got a lower leg stress fracture. It’s something that, next week, hopefully it feels better. If it doesn’t, were kind of just week to week with him. We’d love to play him. And he’d love to play. But we’ll kind of hold him out until he feels better.” Wilhoite said the stress fracture is in his right shin and had been bothering him for a long time, though he thought it was only shin splints. After trying to work through the pain, he decided to go to a specialist, where he found out the injury was actually a much more burdensome ailment.

“It’s taking time,” said Wilhoite. “It’s if not a better team. So I’m just staying kind of a thing where you want it to be healed positive. I’ll be another year older and as fast as possible but there’s not a whole lot mature mentally. But if I’m a year older and you can do for it, you know. You can numb a year more mature, how can I go wrong the pain but you can’t “ with that? How can I cure it. You can’t cure go wrong with having a fractured bone.” a fresh start and being “At first you want Wilhoite said healthy for all 11 or to blame it on this he wants to be able eight games? So, there to come back for the are a lot of positives person, you know. Missouri Western that can come out of game on September 19, missing another year, Get mad, frustrated and if he can’t make it also.” and cry.” back by then, he would Schurig said if consider a medical Wilhoite is able to - Michael Wilhoite redshirt. Wilhoite is perform at a high level Injured Washburn linebacker scheduled to wear throughout the season, fallen teammate Ben would consider ” he Muir’s jersey number letting the senior against Missouri Western. linebacker finish out the year. However, “I’m looking at it like if I have to come if the fracture needs 10 weeks to heal, he back next year it’ll be a fresh start,” said considers the medical redshirt to be the best Wilhoite. “We have a lot of guys coming option. back. We’ll still have a really good team, “We have to wait and see,” said Schurig.

“You know he wants to play and we want him to play. During the course of the year, if he’s medically unable to play, then he could look into getting a medical redshirt. And then use his last semester in the fall next year. Like Eric Lawrence, who did that last year.” Wilhoite said he will continue to be positive about the injury and take things in stride. “This is my first major injury, in college, especially,” said Wilhoite. “I had minor ones in high school but for college this is my first injury. Mentally, it affected me quite a bit, at first. I’m starting to get over it a little bit. Just starting to put it in God’s hands and pray on it. At first you want blame it on this person, you know. Get mad, frustrated and cry. But I’ve kind of gotten past that now. So now I’m just trying to be positive.” Josh Rouse is a junior mass media major. Reach him at Eric Smith is a senior mass media major. Reach him at

Setting goals high is important for any task in life, and Washburn Ichabod starting running back Justin Cooper agrees. For the 2009 season, Cooper set the goal of 2,000 rushing yards, something that’s never been done before. “It’s a big goal,” said Cooper, who rushed for 539 yards in 2008 in eight games with three starts. “Some people look at me like, ‘hey, you’re crazy.’ But you got to set your goals high. So you know, I’m just trying to reach the goal or at least get close to the goal. It’s a big goal. If I just keep working hard like I’m trying to do, I might not get it but I’ll probably get close.” The all-time record for rushing yards in a season at Washburn is 1,203 by Trent Hearn in 2005. In 2003, Hearn also had 1,116 yards and is one of three running backs to break the 1,000 yard mark in Washburn history. Cooper, a sophomore, is off to a decent start after two games, having 170 yards rushing. While coach Craig Schurig said he focuses more on team goals, he is glad Cooper set the goal he did. “… I like those guys to have those kinds of goals because that means they’re expecting to do well,” said Schurig, who has coached two Washburn running backs who have twice had 1,000-yard seasons. “So it’s

Offensive starting lineup


• 6-5 record • Defeated FBS Division I team Missouri State 35-27 • Shutout Missouri Southern 23-0 • Went 6-0 when the Ichabods scored first

“It’s like an instinct thing,” said Cooper who has made it into the endzone twice this season. “I’ve been playing football all my life and like once you hit that second gear, it’s like you’re going to score or you’re not going to score. I think it was just hard work. I’ve put in a lot of hard work this summer and one my other goals is to finish my runs stronger, you know, try to finish into the end

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Joe Hastings WR, sr.

Brad Cole WR, sr. Bill Boyer LT, jr.

Ian Vistine LG, jr.

Ty Lewis C, jr.

Grant Hajek RG, sr.

Eric Smith is a senior mass media major. Reach him at

Defensive starting lineup • 2-0 record • Scored school record 82 points against New Mexico Highlands • Homecoming is Oct. 17 against Pitt State

Justin Cooper RB, soph.

zone, and I believe all that stuff paid off.” Cooper knows that he’ll need a few more big runs like that as the task is going to be tough but said each week he is just going to try and do better and get more yards than the week before. “Even if I don’t get it, hopefully we can reach it as a group.”

Brian Folkerts RT, soph.

Cameron Knox TE, sr.

Terry Grimmett CB, soph.

Eric Lawrence DE, sr.

Brandon Jackson DT, sr.

Ben Bianchino DT, sr.

Dakota PalanJohnson DT, so.

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Photo by Aaron Deffenbaugh, Washburn Review

Running down a dream: Sophomore running back Justin Cooper is chasing his goal of 2,000 rushing yards on the season. Cooper is currently sitting at 170 rushing yards.

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good to have goals like that.” In week one versus Colorado School of Mines, Cooper earned 136 of the team’s 257 rushing yards while last week versus New Mexico Highlands, the ball was spread out among nine tailbacks for 284 yards, 34 of which Cooper accounted for. It’s pretty evident that the Washburn ball carriers play a crucial role in the offense. “It’s real big,” said Cooper. “Without the running game, we don’t have a passing game. It’s a real big key in our offense. I mean if you don’t have the run game, you really can’t focus on the passing game. The running game opens up the passing game in our offense.” Other key running backs on the team include juniors Donte Bean and Terrence Lowe and redshirt freshman Vershon Moore. Senior fullback Brad Haug said he is going to do his best to help him get the goal, but knows as well that all those guys want the ball too. “I mean I think he can definitely do it but it’s going to be a high mark to hit just because we have other talent,” said Haug. “We have depth. And I don’t know, just the variety of the tailbacks that we’ll run, he won’t get to see quite as many carries just because all the people we have that can run the ball.” So far this season, Cooper has carried the ball 22 times and is averaging 7.7 yards per carry. One big carry in the season opener for 78 yards and a touchdown really helped his cause.


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About the coach Willingboro, N.J., native

Graduated from Colorado School of Mines in 1987 Earned a master’s degree in physical education at Pittsburg State in 1996 Won his first Mineral Water Bowl championship in 2004

Was MIAA Coach of the Year in 2005 after leading Ichabods to a school-record nine wins Photo by Mike Goehring, Washburn Review

Fantastic four: Four upperclassmen have stood out for the Washburn receiving corps this year: Drameagon Powers, Joe Hastings, Brad Cole and Lloyd Bias.

Receivers ready to rumble Robert Burkett WASHBURN REVIEW

Craig Schurig Head coach, 8th year

are currently averaging more than 20 yards per catch and accounting for half of the receiving touchdowns thus far this season. Time stops for no one and it keeps “In the spring Joe and Brad have really marching on is the old saying. stepped it up,” said Craig Schurig, head coach That holds true for the wide receiving Washburn football. corps of Drameagon Powers, Brad Cole, Especially in the case of Joe Hastings, Joe Hastings and Lloyd Bias. The quartet of who stepped into the lineup as a true freshman upperclassmen have been developing the unit and has since turned into one of the offenses’ chemistry over the last couple of seasons and top producers. they feel like the right mix will show itself on “Joe as a raw-talent true freshman has the field this year. developed the most since coming to campus “We want to be the most explosive wide from a standpoint of where he was to where he receiver corps in the MIAA this season,” said has gone talent wise,” said Schurig. Bias, junior wide receiver. As the head coach Schurig has watched If statistics are the measure of a player’s as all of the wide receivers have grown within success then this unit is indeed poised to take the offense. One of the challenges of the the next step in its progression of wide receivers has been to make RECEIVERS the transition from high school offensive production. Powers and Bias have seen their catches and to college and increasing their FEATURE yards go up steadily since arriving “football IQ.” at Washburn as freshmen. As they “Learning a college offense have progressed, the receivers have developed out of high school is a challenge since things skills as players that have transferred into are moving so fast,” said Schurig. “Their production on the field. development has made things easier for us to “Reading coverages is where we have install more subtle wrinkles in the offense this improved the most,” agreed both Powers and year.” Hastings, senior wide receivers. Indeed, all the players have made great Those developed skills have also translated strides since coming to Washburn as freshmen. into a comfort level for the quarterbacks in All of them have worked persistently to be the their production as well, evidenced by the best players for the team that they can be. results in the almost 2,000 yards that Washburn “Any of those guys has the tools to take quarterbacks threw for in 2008. over a game,” said Schurig. The 2009 season however has taken off from a receiving standpoint as well with starting quarterback Dane Simoneau, finding targets at a strong pace, averaging roughly 12 completions and over 165 yards per game. In particular Hastings and Cole have Robert Burkett is a junior mass media major. emerged as two of the favorite targets. Both Reach him at

48-34 record in eight years as head coach of Washburn football 6-1 record against Missouri Southern

Football Central Missouri Fort Hays St. Missouri Western Pittsburg St. Washburn Emporia St. Nebraska-Omaha NW Missouri St. Truman St. Missouri Southern


Conf. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Results Thursday

Overall 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-1

PF 89 76 84 83 109 69 76 63 67 15

Games Saturday

Washburn 82, New Mexico Highlands 21

UCM at ESU, 1 p.m. NWMSU at PSU 5 p.m. Missouri Southern at Washburn, 6 p.m. TSU at UNO, 6 p.m. MWSU at FHSU, 7 p.m.

Results Saturday

Games Sept. 19

NWMSU 49, SBU 14 UCM 50, MS&T 13

Result Friday

TSU 54, OPU 7 PSU 41, CSU 13 UNK 31, UNO 28 AU 32, ESU 21 MWSU 35, MSU 14 FHSU 31, CSM 21

PA 41 38 28 26 35 49 31 33 38 17

UNO at NWMSU, 1 p.m. PSU at UCM, 1:30 p.m. Washburn at Missouri Western, 6 p.m. ESU at MSSU, 6 p.m. FHSU at TSU, 7 p.m.

soccer Soccer Standings NW Missouri St. Southwest Baptist Washburn Missouri Western Missouri Southern Truman St. Central Missouri Nebraska-Omaha Emporia St.

WU result Sunday

Washburn 2, Newman 1, 2OT

Conf. 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

Overall 4-0-0 2-0-1 2-1-0 2-2-0 2-2-0 1-1-2 1-2-1 1-3-0 0-2-1

MIAA schedule Thursday

GF 6 5 6 7 7 4 2 7 3

GA 1 3 4 7 8 3 3 11 7

WU schedule Saturday

ESU vs. SBU, 3 p.m. Washburn at Central MWSU vs. UNO, 4 p.m. Missouri, 7 p.m. TSU vs. NWMSU, 4 p.m. Sept. 17 MSSU vs. UCM, 7 p.m. Washburn at Truman, 4 p.m.

Archive photo, Washburn Review

Senior leadership: Seniors Angela Wiseman, Ashley Taylor, Lauren Lawless and Keeley Lambeth lead the Lady Blues in 2009.

Senior Blues lead by example About the coach Nicole Stejskal WASHBURN REVIEW

In addition to working together as a group, the seniors each bring their own individual strengths to the team that help build the overall Chemistry is more than just a subject chemistry. studied in the classroom, and for the Lady Midfielder Angela Wiseman is best known Blues soccer team, it has become the focus of by Coach Tim Collins for her presence on the the season. team as a “general.” Led by seniors Angela Wiseman, Ashley “She organizes things for us and is a real Taylor, Lauren Lawless and Keeley Lambeth, enforcer in the midfield,” said Collins. the team is working to increase unity and build Taylor, a forward, is what Collins calls the chemistry both on and off the field. strength of the team, making sure In practice, they immediately start that her voice is always heard. SOCCER their workouts with team building. “I feel that it’s important for the SENIORS “[Coach] has us bring everyone seniors to be vocal,” Taylor said. “We together, and we start the stretching,” like to have a lot of communication said Lambeth. “In the stretching, we discuss on our team, and that starts with the seniors.” what needs to be done, and we push people Forward Lauren Lawless is the heart and hard because we’ve been here longer and we soul of the senior group and uses her past know what to do.” experiences to build up each of the players. The seniors are also working to bond with “She has been through so much, and she their teammates outside of practice and games has passion for the team, for the program and by spending time together and creating places for the game,” Collins said. where everyone can go. Lambeth, a midfielder, is known as the “We’re building better team chemistry than team’s “Energizer Bunny” and has been what we’ve had in the past so the freshmen feel given the nickname “Skeeter” for her positive like they’re included in the team and they’re influence on the team. not just on their own in the dorms,” Taylor said. “Everyone makes an effort to reach out and Please see BLUES page 11 include people.”

Built the women’s soccer program up from scratch at Washburn Career record at Washburn of 62-44-21 1991 graduate of Ottawa University

Previously coached at Seaman High School and Topeka West High School before coming to Washburn

Tim Collins Soccer head coach, 7th year

Washburn has been to two playoff appearances in the last three years under Collins Has coached 38 players who have earned All-MIAA honors Since 1995 Collins has been the girls director of coaching for the Kansas State Olympic Development Program organizing tryouts and managing camps. Collins also has his National Class “A” Coaching License.

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Freshman Drane receives medical redshirt Ben Fitch WASHBURN REVIEW

with a boot, which made playing soccer impossible. The boot came off yesterday, but the 5’4 defender will still be the only red-shirted player for the rest of the Whitney Drane, freshman, isn’t sure season. how her injury happened, but it means she Typically, several freshmen are will have to sit out the fall season. red-shirted for their first season. Drane, “I was playing and all the however, is the only one, and sudden my foot started hurting,” only for medical reasons. she said, “I had broken a bone While she won’t be able to off of the side of my foot, the run until Oct. 10, her recovery pinky toe.” is well under-way. Drane said the pain started “I am going to have to put during her freshman year of high in these gel in-soles for more school. padding in the bottom of my Whitney Drane “My mom always tells me to shoe. Medical redshirt ‘suck it up,’ so I did,” she said. “I’ve been doing ab A year later, a doctor put training and throwing medicine a screw in the side of Drane’s balls,” said Drane. “I’ve started foot to hold the bone together. The injury working on my headers. I don’t think it was expected to heal but it didn’t. Last will set me back because the rehab might year, Drane visited a different doctor make my legs stronger.” who reattached a tendon, and fitted Drane For now, Drane supports her team on

the sidelines. “If I’m standing on the sideline I can see what the defense is doing, I can give them tips during halftime. “It was very disappointing to find out I couldn’t play,” Drane said, “It makes me want to come back and work ten times harder. I deserve to play and I want to show everyone I can play at the collegiate level.” Drane graduated from Washburn Rural. As a senior, she earned first team all-state, all-region, all-league and allcity honors for the Junior Blues. She was also named coach’s player of the year. Academically, Drane is a four-time member of the honor roll and a member of the National Honor Society. Ben Fitch is a junior mass media major. Reach him at benjamin.fitch@

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Whitney Drane <> 5’4 defender from Topeka <> Earned first team all-state, all-region, all-league and all-city honors as a senior at Washburn Rural High School and was named Coaches Player of the Year <> Was co-captain her senior year <> Anticipated major is marketing <> Receiving medical redshirt because of broken bone in pinky toe

Starting lineup

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15-7-2 record Seventh year of existence for soccer squad Outscored opponents 357-245 0-3 on penalty kicks Avg. attendance of 3,177

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Ashley Hynek Defender, jr.

Angela Wiseman Midfielder, sr.

Jordan Shefte Defender, jr.

Lauren Henry Midfielder, soph.

Brianna Ament Defender, fr.

Kelsey Raiman Defender, r-fr.

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Have begun season 2-1 The Lady Blues scored 4/5 of their goals in the second period Have had three yellows cards called against them

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Spring sports with fall tournaments Golf

Results <> Tuesday, 10th place at the Kiawah Island Invite at Kiawah Island, S.C. Upcoming schedule <> Monday-Tuesday, Truman Bulldog Classic at Kirksville, Mo. <> Sept. 21-22, NSU Men’s Golf Classic, at Broken Arrow, Okla. <> Sept. 28-29, D2 National Championship Preview at Indianapolis <> Oct. 5-6, Fort Hays State Invitational

BLUES: Seniors step up to lead young squad Continued from page 9

“When the energy needs to be picked up, I just go out there and try to provide the spark,” said Lambeth. Despite the differences in strengths between them, the seniors have formed a strong bond with each other over the past four years. Among the highlights of their experiences on the team include last season’s invitational in Hawaii and the conference championship win over Central Missouri two years ago. The four teammates have also lived together but have since gone their separate ways and made friends with new people. While it may seem like they’re doing their own thing now, the seniors made the decision with the focus of team chemistry in mind. “We’re still close and we still go out and do things together, but we’re trying to get everyone together,” Lambeth said. “We don’t want them to feel like we’re just here for each other. We really do care about everyone else.” Nicole Stejskal is a junior mass media major. Reach her at nicole.stejskal@


Upcoming men’s and women’s schedule <> Friday-Sunday, Wichita State Invitational, 8 a.m. each day <> Sept. 19, Cowley County Community College Invitational at Topeka, 1 p.m. <> Oct. 2-4, ITA Regional at Abilene, Texas, 8 a.m. each day


Upcoming schedule <> Sunday, Neosho County at Washburn (DH), 11 a.m. <> Sept. 19, Emporia State Tourney, TBA <> Oct. 3, Washburn vs. Emporia St. at Lawrence, 10 a.m. <> Oct. 3, Washburn vs. Central Missouri at Lawrence, noon <> Oct. 4, Washburn vs. T.B.A. at Lawrence <> Oct. 10, NW Okla. at Washburn, 11:30 a.m.

LOGO: Ferre says WU paying ‘price of success’ Continued from page 5 Gene Cassell is the Washburn Sports Information Director and with Mike Knipper, his assistant, they’re involved in getting the media guides out each year. Cassell declined comment on the subject. Another change being made in the athletic department is through team equipment and apparrel. The changes to the uniforms began this semester with all three fall sports teams getting updates including the football team getting new helmets and pants, the soccer team getting new jerseys completely, and the volleyball team getting new away jerseys. While the new “W” logo is more present in the football uniforms, the other two fall sports have several other items such as warm-ups and bags with the new logo on them. The main goal in the changes is that all the old “W” logo is removed from everything on uniforms and other athletic apparel. “In the first game of 2010, there will be no Wisconsin-style “W” on any [uni-

forms],” said Anson. Ferre said the Washburn athletic department is fine with the changes made with the “W” logo and they like that it says Washburn on it. He also said this whole thing showed how possessive Wisconsin was. “We don’t ever cross paths,” Ferre said. “We have played some of [Wisconsin’s] Division III schools in football and other sports. But yes, our success brought this out to the forefront. And obviously that’s a positive for us. And maybe when we went to the national championship, and won the national championship a few years back [in women’s basketball], that was really a point where they really recognized it. They felt it was too close to their ‘W.’ You know because I know there are others out there that use it and are even closer, some even the same color as Wisconsin. I guess that’s the price of success sometimes.” Eric Smith is a senior mass media major. Reach him at

Photo by Josh Rouse, Washburn Review

Men’s golf takes 10th at Kiawa Josh Rouse WASHBURN REVIEW

Washburn golf took 10th place Tuesday at the Kiawah Island Invitational at Kiawah Island, S.C., with a total team score of 602. The Ichabods, who play primarily during the spring semester but are competing in five fall tournaments, placed one golfer in the top 20 for individual stroke play. Senior Nate Sargent shot a two-day total of 146, tying six other golfers for 14th place. Fel- WASHBURN low senior Dustin GOLF Yeager tied for 35th place with a total of 151 and redshirt freshman Brian Walker, who tied for 41st with a total of 152, rounded out the top 50. Junior Miles Christensen tied for 55th with a score of 156, and senior Matt Lazzo took 62nd with 158. The Ichabods will compete again Sept. 14-15 in Kirksville, Mo., at the Truman Bulldog Classic, but the closest they will come to playing at home is Oct. 5-6, at the end of their fall tournament schedule, when they will compete in the Fort Hays State Invitational in Hays, Kan.

Josh Rouse is a junior mass media major. Reach him at joshua.rouse@

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Intramurals kick off Upcoming schedule Football

9/12 – Missouri Southern, 6 p.m. 9/19 – at Missouri Western, 6 p.m. 9/26 – Central Missouri, 1 p.m.


9/12 – at Central Missouri, 7 p.m. 9/17 – at Truman State, 4 p.m. 9/19 – at Missouri Western, 1 p.m. 9/24 – Central Missouri, 6 p.m. 9/26 – Southwest Baptist, 6 p.m. 9/30 – Rockhurst, 6 p.m.


Rockhurst Fall Classic 9/11 – *Midwestern State, 11 a.m. 9/11 – *Upper Iowa, 3 p.m. 9/12 – *Eastern New Mexico, 9 a.m. 9/12 – *Illinois-Springfield, 3 p.m. 9/16 – at NW Missouri, 7 p.m. 9/18 – Truman State, 7 p.m. 9/19 – Missouri Western, 2 p.m. 9/23 – at Nebraska-Omaha, 7 p.m. 9/25 – Central Missouri, 7 p.m. Lady Blues Regional Crossover Inv. 10/2 – *SE Oklahoma State, 2 p.m. 10/2 – *West Texas A&M, 6:30 p.m. 10/3 – *Tarleton State, 1 p.m. 10/3 – *Angelo State, 5 p.m. 10/6 – Missouri Southern, 7 p.m. 10/9 – at SW Baptist, 7 p.m. 10/10 – at Pittsburg State, 6 p.m. 10/14 – Fort Hays State, 7 p.m. 10/16 – at Emporia State, 7 p.m. 10/20 – NW Missouri, 7 p.m. 10/23 – at Truman State, 7 p.m. 10/24 – at Missouri Western, 7 p.m. 10/28 – Nebraska-Omaha, 7 p.m. 10/30 – Central Missouri, 7 p.m. Home games in bold * Denotes tournament game

Spiked punch: Ethan Komp spikes the volleyball as Zach Bradrick watches in awe. Intramurals play began two weeks ago.

Escaping the pressure: Alexander Sonnich, 85, just got off a pass before Luke Brin, 64, could sack him.

Photos by Matt Wilper, Washburn Review

Precision passing: Quarterback Aaron Becker rifles a pass during intramural football team Balls Deep’s 50-6 blowout of Kappa Sigma.

Intramural Badminton

Intramural Rock Band

Entries Due: Sept. 9 @ 4 p.m. Tournament Dates: Sept. 14, 21, & 28 Men’s and Women’s tournaments available

Entries Due: Time of Event Event will be held in the SRWC Ichabod Room Tournament will run nightly from 7 pm to 10 pm No experience needed! All skill levels welcome!

September 14-17

2009-10 issue4  

Editor-in-chief Nicole Stejskal and staff cover Whiting Hall grand opening.

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