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volume 136, Issue 8 • wednesday, October 14, 2009
Washburn counts heads WU joins state-wide trend in improved enrollment after two years of decrease
Michelle Boltz WASHBURN REVIEW
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Hustle and Bustle: With the increase in enrollment figures at Washburn University comes increased student traffic, as is demonstrated in this photo taken in the morning hours between Morgan Hall and Memorial Union. There are 6,652 students this year, up from 6,545 during the fall 2008 semester, an increase of 107 students (1.6 percent).
Ben Fitch WASHBURN REVIEW Washburn student credit hours have increased by 984, a 1.3 percent increase since fall 2008, and that’s good news for Washburn and a common trend with several other Kansas universities, which had been experiencing steady declines in enrollment. After the fifth week of class, when enrollment numbers were released, the results showed a reverse of the two-year consecutive decline. Based on the information, more than 90 percent of students attend class on campus, and 66 percent are enrolled as full-time students. Other universities have not seen improvements in enrollment. Kansas University’s enrollment contrasts with Washburn’s in its size. However, there are 30,004 students presently
enrolled at KU. Fall 2008 enroll- State University is up 211 to 14,823. ment was 30,102, but the enrollment Fort Hays State University is up numbers at KU 1,201 to 11,308. are deceiving Pittsburg State because of the “ University is up large numbers of 150 to 7,277. If we strive to be students enrolled Kansas State in the medical University is up good at everything, school, which 61 to 23,581. saw an increase In fact, the we will be great at in enrollment. American CounEmporia cil on Education, nothing. State also expean association of rienced a decline 1,700 colleges in enrollment. Its and universities - Richard Liedtke head count was from around the Dean, Enrollment Management down by 90 stunation, reports dents compared college en” that to a year ago. rollment is up Overall, though, the news is posi- nationally—only five states reported a tive because the six Kansas Board of net decrease from their four-year uniRegents universities had a combined versities. According to the Council’s increase of 1,435 students. Wichita survey, the idea is that people will go
Local students participate in Science Day
back to school to gain an upper hand in a competitive professional world. Richard Liedtke, dean of enrollment management, said the tightening job market should cause many students to see a quality education as an advantage. Considering Washburn, Liedtke said he seeks to convey the quality of Washburn to create enrollment growth, improve retention and transferability. “We are gathering a lot of data and pulling themes out of it,” he said. “We can’t be everything to everybody, but we do the best we possibly can. If we strive to be good at everything, we will be great at nothing.”
Ben Fitch is a junior mass media major. Reach him at benjamin.fitch@washburn. edu.
The third-annual Women in Science Day took place Thursday, Oct. 8. This special event was for girls in both 7th and 8th grade from Topeka and surrounding communities. The schools that participated were Robinson, Washburn Rural, Shawnee Heights, Jackson Heights (Holton), and Southwest Junior High (Lawrence). There were approximately 225 students that attended Women in Science Day. Each participant received a free T-shirt, water bottle and a folder that contained information about the event along with a raffle ticket that gave students a chance to win some door prizes. There was also a contest form to help design a new logo for next year’s Women in Science Day. Linda Garinger, from the US Geologic Survey, had this to say about this fun event, “This is USGS’s first year to be involved in this event, and we’re happy to be involved.” Kris Craven, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service, added, “Women in Science Day is an event that can help students stay interested in sciences, and get them ready for college.” The morning started with a welcome to Washburn by President Farley, and Susan Miller, President of the Zonta Club, one of 11 sponsors for the event. Then the students heard from keynote speaker Julie Adolphson, the Meteorologist in charge of the National Weather Service for the Kansas City/Pleasant Hill Missouri area. She got to chase an F-5 tornado with the team that the movie “Twister” was portraying. She was excited to share fun stories and sparked the students’ interests in both science and math. The students got to participate in two of 15 labs spread throughout campus. They ranged from electricity and magnets to volcanoes. The original idea for the Women in Science Day came from Aberdeen, South Dakota. Michelle Boltz is a freshman mass media major. Reach her at michelle.boltz@ washburn.edu.
Campus lacks solid culture, traditions
Homecoming events are in full swing on Ichabod Island.
Ichabod fan. Sometimes this can make it hard to establish school pride. Kelci Wigger, a senior who has attended Washburn her entire college career, said she was raised a die-hard KU fan and that is still one of her passions. “I am definitely a WU fan, but I still love KU. I go to our home games and stuff but if I have a chance to go to KU, I will do that,” she said. Students’ allegiance to other Kansas schools may never change, but when students get here, there isn’t a big push toward school spirit. From the tour the students go on during their, there isn’t a lot of information given to them about the accomplishments of alumni. People like former United States senator, Bob Dole who graduated from the Washburn Law School. Please see CULTURE page A4
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Come Together: Dr. Frank Chorba, mass media professor, is an advocate for improving campus culture at Washburn. He suggested that local businesses get more involved.
The RoadRunners extend their winning streak this season.
The Washburn Jazz Ensembles performed Oct. 7 in White Concert Hall.
Throwing torn up newspaper in the air during player introductions, the twelfth man, singing the fight song to fans after the game and midnight madness all across the country bring students together through athletics. Students can be drawn to a university through its tradition. These traditions are typically long-standing; some are known by the entire country, while others are kept within the student body. Traditions create culture across these campuses that give students a place of belonging. So why do students attend Washburn? Is it because of the campus culture and traditions? Sure, the campus is beautiful, with nice facilities and small classes. But is there one tradi-
tion that every student knows about? As Washburn has become a more traditional college to attend, traditions haven’t been started, and if they have, they haven’t stuck. “There is not one event or one thing at Washburn that unites all of the students on this campus,” said Frank Chorba, a mass media professor and advocate for a better campus culture. “We need something on this campus that will bring all of the students together.” Washburn being geographically located between the University of Kansas and Kansas State University makes it hard to start such a campus culture. Both of those schools are full of tradition and the culture is vibrant. With the majority of Washburn students being from Kansas, they are usually raised as a Wildcat or Jayhawk fan, not an
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Thursday, October 15 Oktoberfest Memorial Union Lawn 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Presentation, “Mount Leguna Observatory Historical Development” Stoffer Science Hall, Room 138 3:30 p.m. Student Skills Workshop “Second Half of Semester” Mabee Library 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Soccer Yager Stadium at Moore Bowl 6 p.m. Crane Observatory Open House Stoffer Science Hall 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. WU Day
Friday, October 16 AAUP Fall Faculty Mixer Bianchino Pavillion, McGivern Room 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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Finalists, front row from left to right: Matthew Hall, Lisa Ille, Danny Cook, Nicole Perkuhn, Sheldon Warmington, Kylie Gilstrap, Benjamin Cullan, Trang Le Nguyen, Angel Romero, and Jessica Schrick. Candidates were announced Monday, Oct. 12 at the Homecoming Ball in the Washburn Room. Vote at https://my.washburn.edu/cp/home/displaylogin.
WU After Hours and Top Hat Auction Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday Night Live (Chi Alpha) International House 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. WU Symphony Orchestra Concert Garvey, White Concert Hall 7:30 p.m. Friday Night Madness Pep Rally Lee Arena 10 p.m.
Saturday, October 17 Homecoming Day Football Yager Stadium at Moore Bowl 1 p.m. Soccer Yager Stadium at Moore Bowl 6 p.m.
Sunday, October 18 WU Choral Concert Garvey, White Concert Hall 3 p.m.
Monday, October 19 Student Survivor Workshop, “Brain Food” SRWC, Ichabod Room 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday, October 20 Book Signing, Chris Hamilton Washburn Bookstore
Wednesday, October 21 Student Survival Workshop, “How Big is your E?” Memorial Union, Lower Level 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. “Theology of the Body” Series Blair Room, LLC 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Capitol City Marching Band Festival Yager Stadium at Moore Bowl 7 p.m. Student Survivor Workshop, “To Cram or Not to Cram” Living Learning Center, Reading Room 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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Homecoming Ball: Students show off their swing dancing skills at the Homecoming Ball. The Homecoming Ball helped to kick off this year’s Homecoming activities.
Photo by Josh Rouse, Washburn Review
Cake Decorating Contest: Ben and Jarrod Cullan participate in the cake decorating contest Monday, Oct. 12. Their pirate ship cake won “Most Original.”
President’s Press -paid for by WSGA-
My fellow students, One thing I’ve learned throughout life is most things of this world come and go, and sometimes there isn’t anything that you can do. So, my advice for you this week is to not let Ichabod Island - Washburn University Homecoming 2009 - come and go without getting the most from it! I hope to see you at all the events these next several days! Wednesday: 4:30-6:30 p.m. – Mini Golf at Mabee Library; 7 p.m. - CAB Luau in the Washburn Room; 7 p.m. – Volleyball vs. FHSU. Thursday: 6 p.m. – Soccer vs. Emporia State; 7:30 p.m. - Yell Like Hell in Lee Arena. Friday: 7:30 p.m. – WU Orchestra Concert; 10 p.m. – Friday Night Madness (new pep rally) in Lee Arena. Saturday: 10 a.m. – Homecoming Parade Around Campus; 1:08 p.m. – Football vs. Pitt State; 6 p.m. - Soccer vs. NW Missouri State Monday: WSGA Lecture Series Presents Mark Whitacre – Character featured in new box office hit, “The Informant,” starring Matt Damon as Mark Whitacre. Find out the real story, and hear a great presentation on Business Ethics from the highest level executive of a Fortune 500 company turned whistleblower who worked undercover for the FBI for three years! This is a free event open to all. Garrett Love President, WSGA
Lauren Eckert WASHBURN REVIEW
Washburn Student Government Association is bringing Mark Whitacre, the inspiration for blockbuster hit “The Informant” to campus as part of the WSGA lecture series on Oct. 16. Whitacre, an Ivy League Ph.D., was the highest executive of a Fortune 500 company to turn whistleblower. Whitacre then worked undercover with the FBI for three years, helping to uncover one of the largest price-fixing cases in history. After his undercover tenure was complete, Whitacre served eight and a half years in federal prison for fraud and embezzlement that occurred during his stint with the FBI. Despite the prison sentence, the FBI declares Whitacre a national hero for his assistance with one of the biggest whitecollar cases to ever be uncovered. Whitacre’s story was the inspiration for the film “The Informant,”
which was recently released in theaters. Actor Matt Damon plays the role of Whitacre, telling the story of Whitacre’s involvement in the scandal’s reveal. Students attending the lecture will hear how Whitacre’s story is an important personal and business ethics lesson about doing the right thing, overcoming adversity and redemption. After Whitacre was released from prison, he was reunited with his family and quickly hired as an executive back to his roots in the biotechnology industry. In less than two years, he was promoted to COO and President of the company. The lecture will be in the Washburn Room of Memorial Union at 6 p.m. and is open to the public. Lauren Eckert is a junior mass media major. Reach her at lauren.eckert@ washburn.edu. Available exclusively for Hospitality Employess, their friends and families.
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10/04/09 -Hit and Run accident, Parking 10/07/09 - Criminal damage to property, Washburn Institute of Technology, report Lot 9, report taken, photos taken taken, photos taken 10/06/09 - Info. report, assist outside agency, LLC, report taken, assist looking 10/07/09 - Theft of vehicle license tag, Parking Lot 9, report taken, entered into for wanted suspect, not found NCIC 10/06/09 - Info. report, suspicious activity, Parking Lot 1, report taken, 10/07/09 - Hit and Run vehicle accident, Parking Lot 1, report taken, surv. video referred to Dean of Students checked, no evidence value
10/08/09 - Info. report, alcohol violation, LLC, report taken, one sent to city attorney, one sent to DA, two given notice to leave 10/09/09 - Info. report, theft, felony, LLC, report taken 10/12/09 - Info. report, harassment off campus, Morgan Hall, report taken, advised to contact Topeka police
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Friday, Oct. 16
Wear your Hawaiian shirt to WU day
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Homecoming royalty candidate voting (students only) Main level, Memorial Union (Info: 670-1723)
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 11:30 a.m.
Mulvane Art Museum exhibits (Info: 670-1124)
5– 7 p.m.
WU After Hours and Top Hat auction Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center (Sponsored by Washburn Alumni Association) (Info: 670-1641)
WU Symphony Orchestra concert White Concert Hall, Garvey Fine Arts Center (Info: 670-1511)
Friday Night Madness (pep rally) Lee Arena, Petro Allied Health Center (Sponsored by Bod Squad, Student Athletes Advisory Committee and Washburn Student Government Association) (Info: 670-1169) Community welcome!
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Top Hat decorating contest coin voting, silent and wuBay auctions Main level, Memorial Union (Info: 670-1723)
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Homecoming royalty candidate voting (students only) Main level, Memorial Union (Info: 670-1723)
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Noon
Mulvane Art Museum exhibits (Info: 670-1124) Brown Bag International Lecture Speaker: Alex Glashausser, Washburn School of Law International House Topic: “37 Views of Mount Fuji and 3 of Japanese Education” (Sponsored by international programs) (Info: 670-1051)
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Miniature golf Mabee Library (Sponsored by Mabee Library) (Info: 670-1485)
Luau: food, games and live entertainment Memorial Union (Sponsored by Campus Activities Board and the Memorial Union) (Info: 670-1222)
Volleyball, Lady Blues vs. Fort Hays State University Tigers Lee Arena, Petro Allied Health Center (Info: 670-1134)
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Top Hat Auction Take home your favorite Top Hat! Top Hats, designed and created by the WU community, will be available to purchase by silent or wuBay auctions. See calendar for display times and locations. All proceeds benefit United Way. For more information, call 670-1723.
Wake Up with Washburn Speaker: Debra Hiebert Goodrich, ba ’96 Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center Topic: “Dixie Lee Jackson’s Guide to Cooking and Kissing” Admission: $12 per person for dues-paid members of the Alumni Association and $14 for non-members. (Sponsored by Washburn Alumni Association and School of Business) (Reservations: 670-1641) Top Hat decorating contest coin voting, silent and wuBay auctions Main level, Memorial Union (Info: 670-1723)
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Homecoming royalty candidate voting (students only) Main level, Memorial Union (Info: 670-1723)
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Mulvane Art Museum exhibits (Info: 670-1124) Oktoberfest: food, live entertainment, games and sales Memorial Union lawn (Sponsored by Memorial Union offices) (Info: 670-1454)
Soccer, Lady Blues vs. Emporia State University Hornets Yager Stadium at Moore Bowl (Info: 670-1134)
Yell Like Hell contest Lee Arena, Petro Allied Health Center (Sponsored by Washburn Student Government Association) (Info: 670-1169)
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Alumni Fellows luncheon, Top Hat silent and wuBay auctions Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center Admission: $14 for dues-paid members of the Alumni Association and $17 for non-members. Reservations due Oct. 9 (Sponsored by Washburn Alumni Association) (Reservations: 670-1641)
Saturday, Oct. 17 9 a.m.
Alpha Delta complimentary apple cider and donuts. Parking lot on west side of campus where Homecoming parade floats line up. (Info: 272-4200)
Sagamore breakfast (members only) Vogel Room, Memorial Union Admission: $12 per person Reservations due Oct. 15 (Info: 670-1566)
Sigma Phi Epsilon breakfast 2001 SW MacVicar Ave. (Info: 215-3443)
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Alumni Association tailgate North side of Yager Stadium at Moore Bowl Admission: free for dues-paid members of the Alumni Association and $5 for non-members. (Sponsored by Washburn Alumni Association) (Info: 670-1641)
Phi Delta Theta open house and tailgate 1810 SW Mulvane (Info: 554-7179)
Sigma Phi Epsilon tailgate 2001 SW MacVicar Ave. (785) 215-3443
Football, Ichabods vs. Pittsburg State University Gorillas, Yager Stadium at Moore Bowl (Televised on Cox Cable, channel 22) Homecoming royalty crowning (Info: 670-1134)
1– 4 p.m. 6 p.m.
Mulvane Art Museum exhibits (Info: 670-1124)
Alphi Phi open house 1839 SW Jewell Ave. (Info: 580-7870)
Soccer, Lady Blues vs. Northwest Missouri State University Bearcats Yager Stadium at Moore Bowl (Info: 670-1134)
Crane Observatory open house Fourth floor, Stoffer Science Hall (Sponsored by physics and astronomy department) (Info: 670-2141)
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There is also a Nobel Prize winner who attended Washburn, a huge attribute to Washburn. “We need to highlight all of the great things past Washburn students have done to show how great of a school this is. Showing off our school is the goal,” said Chorba. Doing this is harder than one may think. There needs to be support from people outside the campus. Although Washburn is located in the middle of Topeka, it doesn’t seem to be a focal point. The bars around Topeka are covered in Jayhawk, Wildcat and even Nebraska Cornhusker memorabilia, but very little of Washburn is displayed. Getting local companies on Washburn’s side is a starting point. “We really need to work on publicity of events,” said Nicole Perkuhn, a junior business student and homecoming committee chair. “All of the students living on campus are well informed, but we should do a better job at letting the student body know of student events.” WSGA president Garrett Love and vice president Caley Onek have made it one of their goals to improve the campus culture by improving school spirit. One of the traditions they are trying to bring back is the Gong Show. The show is planned for this Friday night at 10 p.m. in Lee Arena. The show consists of coaches talking to the fans, highlight videos and groups of athletes performing dances and skits for the crowd. It is one step toward tradition and culture. “We are really trying to get students involved, both through higher attendance at athletic events and more student organization on campus,” said Onek. “There are more student organizations this year. Letting students know about everything happening on campus is the first way to improve campus culture.” Campus culture has been slowly improving throughout the years but still has miles of room to get better. Starting with the induction of freshmen, perhaps in an original way, and the continual support of traditions is the way to a better campus culture. Everyone involved at the university and throughout the city of Topeka is important while working toward these goals. “It’s great that WSGA is trying to increase school spirit. But the problem is, when they leave, who is going to continue that?” said Chorba. “First we need more support from the city. Then these need to be passed from class to class, as well as alumni continuing to come back to support university events.” Kate Hampson is a senior mass media major. Reach her at email@example.com.
Students fill SRWC assistant director job Jennie Loucks WASHBURN REVIEW
Sept. 28, Becky Wilber, assistant director of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center had her last day at Washburn University. Two weeks earlier Wilber gave her surprising resignation, saying she was moving to Costa Rica to teach English. Two students will assume Wilber’s responsibilities until the SRWC decides to open the position again. Rachel Darrow and Akaylah Hanzlicek, both senior exercise kinesiology majors, will work under the observation of Celeste Ehrenberg, employee wellness coordinator, helping with fitness assessments and programming. “We plan to assess the job description, and make any necessary changes, and then we will post the job listing,” said Joel Bluml, director of the SRWC. “Every time staff turns over, it gives us the chance to evaluate.” Darrow will be in charge of WU’s Most Fit this year, and Hanzlicek will run Active Ichabod and Group Exercise. “We have gone through training to get familiar with the fitness assessment program, and we will start scheduling assessments Oct. 12,” said Darrow. “We will work around our schedules and the students’ schedules. If students are interested in establishing a baseline before starting a program, contact us. It’s free, and we’re now available to work through the night.” For more information about any of the programs the SRWC offers call (785) 670-1314 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Jennie Loucks is a sophomore mass media major. Reach her at email@example.com.
New mascot, new look Jennie Loucks WASHBURN REVIEW
Oct. 5, Washburn University hosted try-outs for a new student to be Ichabod Washburn. Five students attended the try-outs, and two performers were chosen. The try-out consisted of a face-to-face interview with a judging committee, as well as a series of skits performed with the mascot outfit on. “On Tuesday and Wednesday, following the tryout, the two performers went through two four-hour training sessions,” said Amanda Hughes, assistant director of University Relations. “They learned the basics of being a mascot, like how to take care of the costume, and how to stay fit in order to be able to wear the costume for long periods of time.” University Relations will be debuting a new mascot outfit on Oct. 17, at the Homecoming Parade. Ichabod Washburn will be the Grand Marshall of the parade. “We’ve been telling everyone that Ichabod is in Hawaii getting refreshed and rejuvenated for the remainder of the year,” said Hughes. “He will be at all the games and functions that he can be, and everyone can look for him to be involved.” Jennie Loucks is a sophomore mass media major. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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All that jazz, pizzazz and razzmatazz
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All that jazz: Director Craig Treinen, left, leads a group of jazz students through a song at a free jazz concert in White Concert Hall. The night included performances by the Washburn Concert Jazz Ensemble and the smaller Washburn Payless Jazz Combo.
Meghan Ryan WASHBURN REVIEW There was no elevator music to be found in the concert hall as the Washburn University Music Department took the stage to show off its jazz prowess. With the help of Martin Saunders, a highly revered trumpet player and friend of Director Craig Treinen, the groups did their best to break any jazz stereotypes the small crowd may have held.
Saunders is a professor at Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va. He brought with him the expertise of three degrees in music, work with the United States Air Force Band and a reputation complete with many awards. The bottom line is that this guy can rock the trumpet. Even if jazz has never come anywhere close to your iPod, there was much to appreciate Wednesday night with the talent and effort that the music students, Treinen, and Saunders put into their auditory art. The ensembles and combos captured the attention of
the audience with a sexy and spicy Latin Jazz combo that followed the Washburn Jazz Ensemble II. “The short guy in the middle is the new one — that’s Dr. Saunders,” said Treinen when introducing his friend to join the Latin Jazz group. Saunders turned out to be a crowd favorite, earning whistles and cheers after face-reddening solos full of the high notes of Latin music. “I wanted to get up and dance,” said Arceli Gomez, part of a group of college-aged visitors from Manhattan. The group made the one-hour trip
A celebration of life: Jakub Rostik Kristen Grimmer WASHBURN REVIEW
The Washburn Symphony Orchestra programs a series of concerts each semester for the community and university to enjoy. However, one concert this semester will carry special meaning for all involved. Norman Gamboa, director of the Washburn University orchestra, has dedicated this particular concert to former Washburn student Jakub Rostik. Gamboa said he picks themes when he selects pieces for the orchestra to play throughout the year and this entire concert is centered on Rostik’s life and his dedication to music. All of the pieces selected to play have some tie to the Czech Republic, Rostik’s home country. The Oct. 16 concert has been appropriately named A Celebration of Life in the light of the tragedy. As if to do just what the title suggests, Clara Zhang, the soloist for this concert, will be joining the orchestra for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15. “What better way to follow with that idea than to show a graduate of Washburn University who is successful in her music career after leaving the university,” said Gamboa. This concert will also include guest conductor Thomas Taylor Dickey, a doctoral candidate from the University of Georgia. Gamboa, who is in his sixth season at Washburn University as the director of music and conductor for the Washburn Symphony Orchestra and the Washburn String Orchestra, first met Rostik right after he had arrived in the United States. Rostik played trumpet and also participated in orchestra. In early summer 2009 Rostik, who was studying music while attending Washburn, died in a car accident. Rostik was 23 years old when he was killed by a moving car in Concordia, Mo. on May 31, 2009. “Rostik and I both had a lot in common because when we first arrived in this country we both
spoke zero English,” said Gamboa. Rostik lived with Gamboa for two months when he first came to Topeka until a host family had been arranged for him and because of this they were able to establish a strong professor/student relationship. Gamboa is a tall man with short black hair and a neatly trimmed mustache. Originally from Costa Rica, he speaks with a Hispanic accent. He understood what it was like for Rostik, and the challenges he faced with the language barrier and making a new life for himself. “Jakub was the most dedicated student we had in the
embarked upon three years ago. “Garden City actually requested that we come again,” said Gamboa. He is happy to see that the orchestra has started to outgrow just the community and is now reaching out at the state-wide level. “It’s great publicity for the orchestra and really helps to recruit new music students for Washburn,” he said. The last tour included only 23 orchestra members. Gamboa is excited this time because he’s taking all 59 members of the Washburn Symphony Orchestra, along with guest conductor Dickey and French horn soloist Curt V e l l e n g a . “What a lot of people don’t realize or see is that a group like this is as far away as you can get from a typical classroom setting,” said Gamboa. “The logistics for this trip are so enormous that in order to make sure things go well I’ve asked the guest conductor to go with us.” Instead of the Beethoven piano concerto, Gamboa has programmed the Concerto for Horn in D Major, K 412, by Mozart. Vellenga, who has been at Washburn University as the French horn instructor for four years now, has chosen to play a reconstructed version of the second movement from this piece since it was originally finished by Mozart’s student rather than the master himself. Vellenga said he is excited to play Mozart and to have a chance to do something exciting with the orchestra and the music it will be playing. The Washburn Symphony Orchestra will perform a Celebration of Life at White Concert Hall Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. It will also be at Garden City Community College on Oct. 13 and Fort Hays State University on Oct. 14.
IN department,” said Gamboa. MEMORIUM “He was probably the most humble, honest and authentic person I’ve ever met.”. Gamboa remembers how Rostik lived an uncomplicated life and how he could relate to anyone. “If anyone needed help, he would try to do what he could for them and I always admired him for that,” said Gamboa. Austin Abernathy, a cellist who studied music along with Rostik, said he was one of the most hard-working people he knew. “Jakub knew his music and he was always the first one to orchestra rehearsal in the morning,” said Abernathy. Gamboa has planned to let the Topeka community experience the music for the Celebration of Life concert first, but then the other three pieces have been scheduled to go on tour. On Tuesday, Oct. 13 and Wednesday, Oct. 14 the Washburn Symphony Orchestra will be performing at Garden City Community College and Fort Hays State University respectively. Kristen Grimmer is a senior mass This tour is a sequel media major. Reach her at kristen. to the one the orchestra firstname.lastname@example.org.
to watch Josh Heaslet play trumpet in the Payless Jazz Combo and larger ensemble. The dedication and support they showed was admirable. Unfortunately, the same couldn’t be said of Washburn University students. With only a handful, Heaslet’s friends were still the largest group of college students in the audiene. Overall, the audience was sparse, with the Topeka community for the greater part missing. The Washburn Payless Jazz Combo slowed things down and cooled the audience off after the Latin heat that preceded them. This jazz combo is an honors group of sorts, supported by Payless Shoe Source. It explores the combo style, such as Miles Davis, as opposed to big band that the larger ensembles play. The group only consists of five members, which makes it easy for traveling. The group is planning jam sessions at the Blue Room in Kansas City in the near future. “It’s a blast doing this,” said Lucas Whippo, a percussionist in the group. The Washburn Concert Jazz Ensemble continued the excellence with its big size and sound. The ensemble played “Georgia” by Tommy Newsom, and it was as hot as the state in August. Saunders was front and center, playing more crowdpleasing solos. This was not music that would help with insomnia, but quite possibly other bed-oriented activities. The sexy, fun jazz was enjoyed by all. Old roommates Treinen and Saunders, on saxophone and trumpet
respectively, began “Beyond the Sea” by Frank Mantooth with a duet. There was no doubt that both men deserve their various awards by the sound of their solos. The Ensemble ended the night with a New Orleans piece called “Crescent City Stomp.” The musical flavor and pizzazz of Bourbon Street was definitely brought to Topeka Wednesday night. “Craig is a rare talent and absolutely a gem for the community,” said Saunders. “A lot of people need to realize his rare expertise, one of the best in the country.”. Athletes are not the only Washburn groups that deserve support for their talent and dedication. Washburn music department groups, such as the Jazz Ensembles and Combos, deserve just as much attention. The Combos and Ensembles provide free entertainment, culture and date ideas to our campus. The next major music department performance will be the Washburn University Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16. After supporting our Washburn University musicians, supporters of the Athletic department will still be able to make it to the 10 p.m. pep rally at Petro after the concert with no excuses.
Meghan Ryan is a writer for the Washburn Review. Reach her at email@example.com.
‘Week Without Violence’ supports domestic violence survivors, seeks to educate Kristen Grimmer WASHBURN REVIEW
from the Topeka Battered Women Task Force to the YWCA Center for Safety and Empowerment. “We really do so much more than just help women these days,” The Topeka YWCA will host its said Doran. “The old name just didn’t annual Week Without Violence Oct. cover all of the services we offer now. 18-24, an event that hopes to bring the We’re still the same as always, but this Topeka community and survivors of name really allows for us to expand domestic and sexual and grow as an violence together. important part of Seven nights the community.” have been planned S h a r o n during this Sullivan, assistant event, each filled professor in with a different the Theatre activity meant to department, said target all ages. that it’s important “We want for students at everyone in the Washburn to community to be get involved. able to take part in “All of us something,” said have either been a Nicole MacMillan, victim of domestic community violence or know coordinator at the someone who YWCA Center has at some point for Safety. She in their lives,” Empowerment said Sullivan. who has been part She firmly - Sharon Sullivan of the planning believes in process to put this supporting the director of media, event together. Week Without theatre department A film Violence because screening is being it gives university offered this year. students a chance The film, “Sin by to hear stories Silence,” will run from survivors Tuesday, Oct. 20 and to know from 7 to 9 p.m. that help is out at the Topeka and Shawnee County there. Sullivan also said that giving Public Library. The film gives an inside the Topeka community a place to look at women in the prison system talk about domestic and sexual who have been victims of domestic violence helps because it takes away violence as it tells their stories. the stigma from being a victim. Eileen Doran, the director TheWeekWithoutViolence will run of the YWCA Center for Safety from Oct. 18-24 with different activities and Empowerment, said that each evening. For more information participating in this week is important visit www.ywcatopeka.org. because it lets people know that the center is there and that there is support for victims and survivors. Kristen Grimmer is a senior mass Doran also revealed the media major. Reach her at kristen. reason behind the name change firstname.lastname@example.org.
All of us have either been a victim of domestic violence or know someone who has at some point in their lives.
Arts & Entertainment • Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Bjorksta Folkdanslag: more fun to watch than say Brian Allen WASHBURN REVIEW
The cold weather of Oct. 11 was actually a warm reminder of home for the Bjorksta Folkdanslag dancers and their band, the Falkhettan/Folkfras. The folk dancing group was visiting Topeka from Umea, the city of Birches, in the far north of Sweden. Washburn University was lucky to be squeezed into the short two week tour schedule between Lindsborg and Minneapolis, thanks to the sponsorship of Washburn’s Departments of Music, Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science, and International Programs. The show started with a gracious introduction by Siv Voman, dancer and spokeswoman. Then the Falkhettan/ Folkfras, musicians from the Umea School of Fine Arts, fired up their
seven fiddles, acoustic guitar and 1930s portable pump organ. They played some quaint musical pieces to warm up the audience and set the mood. Then the Bjorksta Folkdanslag troop took the stage. It was founded in 1923 to encourage traditional Swedish folk dance. Some members of the group have been twirling and kicking for 30 years. Though it is self financed, they managed to bring 22 of 38 members to White Concert Hall. Both musicians and dancers wore traditional Swedish costumes. The tunics, blouses, vests, boots and aprons varied somewhat so that each could represent the style of their home provinces. They were simple garments with splashes of color, most were homemade, some so detailed as to include snuff pouches and utility knives. The Bjorksta Folkdanslag performed seven dances including three
polkas, two waltzes, a sailors’ dance and a quadrille. An astute observer might speculate we were watching the roots to some of our own folksy square dances. In between dances the Falkhettan/ Folkfras kept the audience tapping its toes with lively music including a number that had the fiddlers jumping in the air. Watching the show, it was easy to imagine how the Swedes of old coped with their long cold winters with the help of lighthearted music and spirited dancing. The crowd showed its appreciation for the folk dance program with a well-earned standing ovation. The self-financed Bjorksta Folkdanslag and Falkhettan/Folkfras could grace us with their talents because of the efforts of Washburn’s International Program, which managed to find local families willing to host several troop members. If you would be interested in hosting international
Photo by Brian Allen, Washburn Review
Playing it up: Falkhettan/Folkfras fiddlers fiddle finely with finesse. These were three of seven fiddlers that were part of the Swedish dance and music troop that performed at White Concert Hall. visitors or an international student during class breaks, please contact Baili Zhang, director of International Programs at 785-670-1051.
Brian Allen is a returning Washburn alumnus. Reach him at brian.allen@ washburn.edu.
Blameshift presents presence Zombieland mindless in Topeka community venues David Wiens WASHBURN REVIEW
Photo by Michael Goehring, Washburn Review
Rock hard: Drummer James Miller and singer Jenny Glickman bring the beat Oct. 7 at PJ’s Pub. Their band, Blameshift, has been touring for three years and is planning the release of a new album in spring.
Mike Goehring WASHBURN REVIEW In the midst of artificial fog and colored lights, Blameshift, an upcoming New York band, rocked the stage at PJ’s Pub home of Manhattan’s music scene. Just a few weeks into their fall tour they continue to amaze the masses, adding more and more people to their fan list. The stage presence presented by Blameshift was powerful and fun and had explosive energy levels.
Blameshift is a more rock related band, but could be compared to Paramore without the pop flavor. This was their third time playing at PJ’s, where they bring new music each time they play. The previous day they played a show at the Boobie trap here in Topeka. “The owner was really cool and the sound in the building was awesome,” said lead singer Jenny Glickman. Blameshift is a four-piece rock band from Long Island, N. Y., that consists of lead singer Glickman, Tim Barbour on vocals and lead guitar, Joe
Meyer as bass, and James Miller on drums. They released their first full album “The Test” in May 2007 and played dates on the Warped Tour in 2006 and 2008. Also, in 2007, they were featured in Alternative Press magazine for winning unsigned band of the month. Over the past winter they recorded a new “extended play” and put three new songs on Myspace. This will act as a teaser for the full album they plan to release this spring. After touring solid for the last three years distributing product and demos, Blameshift just finished up their Girls vs. Boys Tour with The Material, a band from San Diego, California, transitioning to the Cash for Punkers Tour with Sky Tells All, from Pensacola, Fla. After the tour they will continue to work on their new extended play and talk to some bigger labels. “We love Kansas. We’ve met so many new friends here,” said Tim Barbour You can find Blameshift on Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter. Check them out at www.myspace.com/ blameshift
Mike Goehring is a sophomore mass media major. Reach him at michael. email@example.com.
When “Zombieland” finally came out last weekend I couldn’t wait to see it. Not because I had necessarily heard good things, but because it had been running frustratingly vague trailers for months longer than most ad campaigns and I was getting tired of waiting to find out if it was awful or impressive. Now I will grant you that regardless of its quality, we needed another zombie movie about as much as another story about vampires who don’t kill people, well, not quite. But the cast was not entirely unlikable and if I never watched zombie movies I wouldn’t be able to appreciate “Shaun of the Dead.” “Zombieland” carries on the long-standing tradition in zombie movies of having no real outstanding plot besides survival; it is basically an hour and a half of four people running around shooting dead folk and trying not to die under Jesse Eisenberg’s mildly informing narration. The main character, Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), stakes his survival on a series of rules that still have trouble accounting for how a social outcast with an irritable bowel and poor hand-eye coordination made it this far. As I said, there isn’t too much that goes on besides an uninspired love interest and a terrific cameo from Bill Murray. I actually spent the majority of the film musing on why the story was focused on the least interesting character in the movie, and how Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin’s hair was so clean and perfectly styled when they
said they hadn’t showered in ages. Still, it is a little unfair to judge a comedy about zombies on its accuracy. When reviewed from a comedic standpoint, “Zombieland” does not come off too shabby. The film definitely doesn’t drag you down with the depressing reality of the situation or the bleak chances of survival these people actually have, something even “Shaun of the Dead” struggled with. But any parallels drawn between these films are unwarranted, because despite several rumors I’d heard to the contrary, the only similarity is that they are both comedies involving zombies. “Zombieland” finds most of its laughs in Woody Harrelson’s violently bloody quest for snack cakes and Jesse Eisenberg’s ability to land a woman within an hour and a half of soiling himself. All-in-all, “Zombieland” does not actually try that hard, and doesn’t really need to. It’s a fairly effortless and blessedly brief flick that lets you enjoy it mindlessly without insulting your intelligence. David Wiens is a sophomore English major. Reach him at david.wiens@ washburn.edu.
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wednesday, october 14, 2009
Moore makes best of situation
Robert Burkett WASHBURN REVIEW
Football Standings Conf. 5-0 4-1 4-1 4-1 3-2 2-3 2-3 1-4 0-5 0-5
Overall 6-1 6-1 6-1 5-2 5-2 4-3 4-3 1-5 1-6 1-6
PF 301 243 297 250 282 205 212 135 150 115
( )- Division II national ranking (Top 25)
Results Oct. 10
PA 111 118 196 138 169 223 151 201 225 263 Photo by Aaron Deffenbaugh, Washburn Review
WU schedule Oct. 24
UNO 31, WU 21
NWMSU at ESU, 1 p.m.
UCM 48, FHSU 3
UCM at MWSU, 1:30 p.m. TSU at WU, 1 p.m. UNO at FHSU, 2 p.m. Nov. 7 WU at ESU, 1 p.m. TSU at MSSU, 2 p.m.
WU at NWMSU, 1:30 p.m.
NWMSU 52, MSSU 6 PSU at WU, 1 p.m. PSU 44, ESU 14
MWSU 38, TSU 14
Conf. Central Missouri (4) 9-1 Emporia St. (8) 6-1 Nebraska-Omaha (16) 7-2 Washburn (7) 6-2 Truman St. (20) 4-4 Pittsburg St. 5-5 Missouri Southern 3-4 Fort Hays St. 2-5 Southwest Baptist 2-7 NW Missouri St. 1-6 Missouri Western 0-8
Overall 23-3 19-2 17-5 22-2 16-8 15-9 10-10 9-14 6-16 10-13 7-14
Sets won Sets lost 70 17 59 14 59 24 70 12 58 39 54 35 38 42 41 51 26 53 37 47 30 47
( )- Division II national ranking (Top 25)
WU recent results Oct. 6
WU upcoming schedule Tonight
Washburn 3, Mo. Southern 1
Fort Hays State at Washburn, 7 p.m.
Washburn 3, SW Baptist 0
Washburn at Emporia State, 7 p.m.
Washburn 3, Pittsburg State 1
NW Missouri at Washburn, 7 p.m.
Truman St. (6) Nebraska-Omaha (7) Central Missouri (8) NW Missouri St. Washburn (9) Southwest Baptist Missouri Western Missouri Southern Emporia St.
Conf. 8-1-0 8-1-0 5-2-1 5-3-1 3-5-0 3-6-0 3-7-0 2-6-0 1-7-0
Overall 9-2-2 9-4-0 6-4-2 9-3-1 6-6-0 5-6-1 5-9-0 4-8-0 1-9-1
GF 26 30 14 17 15 21 19 14 6
GA 8 16 8 9 17 27 22 26 28
( )- South Central Regional ranking (Top 10)
WU recent results Oct. 3
WU upcoming schedule Thursday
Washburn 1, Missouri Southern 0
Emporia State at Washburn, 7 p.m.
NW Missouri 2, Washburn 0
NW Missouri at Washburn, 6 p.m.
Nebraska-Omaha 1, Washburn 0
Saturday Oct. 22
Nebraska-Omaha at Washburn, 6 p.m.
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On the run: Junior midfielder Brittany Tracz and Washburn faces rival Emporia State at 7 p.m. Thursday. The Lady Blues will look to get a win versus the last Hornets after losing two straight.
Soccer to face rival ESU Ben Fitch WASHBURN REVIEW
The Lady Blues are 12 games deep, and coach Tim Collins said the team is not where it wants to be with its 6-6 record. “I don’t think it’s a recurring problem,” said Collins. “We just need to play with more confidence.” He said the team didn’t get enough attack on the ball during the game against Nebraska-Omaha, which cost Washburn the game by one goal. Before that, the Blues lost to Northwest Missouri State by two goals. But practice is going well, said Collins. The match up with Nebraska-Omaha proved to be a learning experience, said Ashley Klone, captain. The team played
in freezing weather on a field covered with goose poop. But Klone was ultimately concerned with what might give the Blues the advantage when they face Nebraska at Omaha again, Oct. 22. “They got a lot of shots off on us, but not a lot of shots were on goal,” said Klone. “It’s frustrating because a lot of the games we lost we shouldn’t have lost. If you look at the stats we are often the better team. And we will get to see all of those teams again.” The Blues will face Emporia State, Thursday. Emporia State is last in the MIAA rankings. Ben Fitch is a junior mass media major. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Former Ichabod looks to future Josh Rouse WASHBURN REVIEW
During the 2008-09 golf season, one name had a nearly permanent spot atop the team’s results: Matt Ewald. The Academic All American, who spent most of the year as the No. 1 ranked golfer in Div. II, was the top scoring Ichabod in 11 of the 12 tournaments the team participated in during the fall 2008 and spring 2009 seasons. Ewald was the only Ichabod to participate in the NCAA Championships in Blaine, Wash., as the rest of the team didn’t qualify during regionals. Ewald said he faced the Championships with mixed emotions. “Probably my favorite moment [of
the season] was having my hole in one at nationals with my dad there, coach, my caddy and my fiancée, Lauren Lawless, there,” said Ewald. “That was probably the highlight. The lowlight was probably the flight to nationals. Obviously, not making it as a team from regionals was low, but getting on that airplane without everyone else was kinda sickening to the heart. I’ve never been to a tournament by myself before, as far as college goes. It was kind of one of those feelings where you know our team had the talent and everything to be there, we should have been there, but we weren’t going as a team.”
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Robert Burkett is a junior mass media major. Reach him at email@example.com.
w e i v e Staff Pick ‘Em R e Th Week Six
NW Missouri St. (5) Central Missouri (14) Missouri Western (15) Nebraska-Omaha Washburn (20) Fort Hays St. Pittsburg St. Missouri Southern Emporia St. Truman St.
For one player, the future is now, as injury has given him opportunities to make an impact now. So far this season the Washburn offense has been moving right along producing yards and scoring points at a hectic pace. One of the focal points of this explosive attack has been the play of a Vershon Moore, a redshirt freshman running back who has taken over the reins at running back because of the injury to starter Justin Cooper. Moore has embraced his new and expanded role as his offensive production has been a solid 107 carries for 488 yards so far this season including a debut as a starter against Fort Hays State University in which he picked up 23 carries for 89 yards. “I just want to fill in and do the best I can to help the team,” said Moore All of this though, starts back in Spencer, Okla., where Moore grew up watching highlights of pro and college football. “I just knew I always wanted to play,” said Moore. Coming up through high school Moore played a variety of offensive positions that culminated in his senior year playing quarterback for FOOTBALL Midwest City High where FEATURE he finished all league first team. Moore attributes his ease with handling the pressure of being a starter so early in his career at the college level with his high school experience. “I feel like playing quarterback and dealing with the pressure of the position helped me a lot,” said Moore. After high school Moore started making trips to different schools who were courting him as a potential player. Among the suitors was current Washburn defensive coordinator, Chris Brown who knew of Moore’s exploits through Moore’s uncle—former NFL player Ronald Moore—who had played college football with Brown at Pittsburg State. Moore then came to visit Washburn on a recruiting trip to the campus and was impressed. “I thought the campus was really nice and the student atmosphere was what I was looking for when I came to visit Washburn,” said Moore.
Pittsburg State @ Washburn
No. 17 Kansas at Colorado
Texas A&M at Kansas State
No. 3 Texas vs. No. 20 Oklahoma
No. 4 Virginia Tech at No. 19 Georgia Tech
No. 6 USC at No. 25 Notre Dame
No. 8 Cincinnati at No. 21 South Florida
KC Chiefs at Washington Redskins
N.Y. Giants at New Orleans Saints
Chicago Bears at Atlanta Falcons
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!
Sports • Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Running down a dream
FUTURE: Ewald ponders pro golf career Continued from page A7
Photo by Chris Hamm, Washburn Review
You know you make me want to ... Shout!: Topeka RoadRunners’ forward Alec Hagaman celebrates during a game earlier this season versus the Texas Tornado. Hagaman is second on the team in points with eight in 2009 while the RoadRunners are currently in first in the NAHL South Division with a record of 7-2-1.
Richard Kelly WASHBURN REVIEW
It may only be 10 games into the season for the Topeka RoadRunners, but being in first place in the North American Hockey League’s South Division still has to feel good. Coming off a strong weekend in which the RoadRunners received good offensive effort from a variety of players, scoring 10 goals in two games against the Wichita Falls Wildcats, Topeka has improved its record to 7-2-1. The team currently sits in first place, ahead of the St. Louis Bandits in the South Division, although the Bandits are right behind with a 7-1-0 record and two games in hand. The two teams have yet to play each other this season. And while it’s early in the season, R.J. Enga, assistant coach for the RoadRunners, sees substantial
value in the fast start the team has had. “If you can get those points in the standings now, they’re real tough to come by later in the year. So you want to get as many now as you can,” said Enga. “They’re (St. Louis) a good team obviously so it’s definitely a benchmark for what we want to continue to do,” But it wasn’t easy sailing through the weekend. The RoadRunners began Friday night’s match in Wichita Falls, Texas, down 1-0 early on an early goal by the Wildcats’ Brian Sheehan. But later in the first period the ‘Runners tied it on a goal by Nate Milam, who also had a goal later on the game and who has had five goals in the last three games, as they went in to win 5-2. Cole Schneider also had a goal and an assist Friday night. Evan Karembelas, who has started of late in replacement of injured goalie Cooper Frederick, got the victory.
Frederick according to Enga is close to making his way back into the lineup after being out the past four weeks with an injury. On Saturday, the game looked to be a shootout with the two teams combining to score five goals in the first period, as the Runners lead 3-2. But the second and third periods were tamer, with the RoadRunners outscoring the Wildcats 2-1 during the final two periods to win Saturday 5-3. Alec Hagaman had two goals to pace the ‘Runners but Edgars Lipsberg, Erik Higby and Bryce Johnson also had two points in the victory. Eric Rohrkemper stopped 26 of 29 shots to get a victory in his first start with the Runners. And while the Roadrunners don’t have any players absolutely dominating in goals or assists for the team, many players on the roster have provided a spark for
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Blues face Hays tonight Eric Smith WASHBURN REVIEW
6-1) at 7 p.m. Friday in Emporia. While Hays is ranked in the lower half of the conference and The No. 7 Washburn has just two wins in the MIAA, Lady Blues volleyball team the Washburn is still putting in a is nearing the midpoint of its lot of preparation for a Tiger team conference season, and overall looking for vengeance after losing sophomore Breanna Lewis said its last six to the Lady Blues. “They’re a lot better than the team is happy where it’s at. they were last year I think,” “I think we’ve started to play more as a team definitely,” said Lewis. “They’ve got some she said. “There was that one big outsides [hitters] that are powerful but I week where we kind think if we play our of struggled. We knew we had to come WASHBURN game, it shouldn’t a problem.” together as a team VOLLEYBALL be And for the from then on out. Friday night match “We all get along really well. But it’s just gotten in Emporia, the Lady Blues so much better. We play together have split the last six meetings and we mesh so much more.” with the Hornets, and haven’t It seems every week in the won at ESU since 2006. “We don’t want to look MIAA season is a test, and this week is no different. The week past Fort Hays because that can begins with the Lady Blues (22-2, always come back and bite you 6-2) taking on Fort Hays State but Emporia is definitely one of (6-16, 2-7) at 7 tonight in Lee our biggest competitions and our Arena before taking on eighth- biggest rivals,” said Lewis. “And ranked Emporia State (19-2, they’re not as strong as they
were last year but they’re still a very strong team. Especially with Arica Shepard on the outside. I think stopping her is a big part of the game. We’ll be working a lot with that.” While Shepard is a force, having won three MIAA Volleyball Student-Athlete of the Week awards for outside hitter this season, two Lady Blues, setter Kate Hampson and outside hitter Mollie Lacy were named winners of the awards this week. Those offensive awards are paying off in matches as Lewis said offense is one of the team’s strong points. “I think we’re executing really well offensively. And we’ve talked a lot about how we really need to pick up our defense. And I think this last week we [did that],” said Lewis. “If we pick up our defense, our offense can help carry us.” Eric Smith is a senior mass media major. Reach him at email@example.com
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team through the first 10 games. “It is spread out a little bit; it’s not just one guy (scoring). When you’re one dimensional, it’s an easier time for your opponents to negate opportunities,” said Enga. “But when you have scoring through four lines, or at least opportunities, you’re a tough team to play against.” The RoadRunners travel this weekend to Springfield, Ill. to face the 5-4-2 Springfield Jr. Blues, who were 1-1 over the weekend against the Janesville Jets. The Runners will then return home to the Kansas Expocentre’s Landon Arena on Oct. 22-24 when they face the Albert Lea Thunder, who will be making their first ever trip to Topeka.
Ewald is trying to keep up with his golf game, despite starting an internship recently at Capital Federal in the financial reporting department and still taking six hours of classes. He said Q-School will be his next step toward a professional golf career, if he decides to go that direction, but right now his top priority was school. “It’s one of those sports where you have to consistently put in at least four to five hours of work every day, versus basketball or something, I don’t think you’ve got to put quite FORMER as much into it,” said Ewald. GOLFER “If you take off a few days, you’ll come back a few days later and realize this might feel different.” Another factor for Ewald was his mindset. Rather than worrying about how he would do, he started to play just to have fun. He believes this mindset helped him overcome the pressure of winning so he could just concentrate on the game. “I just go out and have fun and enjoy everything,” said Ewald. “If I played bad, you know, it’s golf— you’re gonna play bad. I think that attitude kind of helped me out as far as being consistent throughout the year. I’m just trying to enjoy things.” Junior Matt Lazzo, who met Ewald through a friend during his senior year of high school and actually decided to transfer from Wichita State to Washburn because of him, said a golfer like Ewald is valuable to the team because of his consistency week in and week out as a top five player. “You can’t replace a guy like that,” said Lazzo. “What we’ve gotta do now is what we didn’t do last year. All the guys on the team need to play well. That doesn’t mean everybody needs to almost win every tournament. We’ve gotta play well one through five. While we can have all five guys on the traveling team win the tournament, we won’t get top five week in and week out like Matt did. You could always rely on him to do that.”
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