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One top hat to rule them all

Angel Romero and Nicole Perkuhn crowned as King and Queen of Ichabod Island

Photo by Mallory Shehi, Washburn Review

Real Life Royalty: Romero and Perkuhn receive their crowns as King and Queen during half-time of Saturday’s football game against Emporia. Both are actively involved on campus and were excited to receive their titles.

Mabee Library is revamping to meet the needs of the campus community.


involved in is quite extensive. But for each, this experience is near the very top and is almost insurmountable to surpass. “Of all great experiences I’ve had, I think this one is going to stand out for sure and I’m always going to remember it,” said Romero. Perkuhn’s sentiments of the whole Homecoming week itself were similar. “This week was so great. Just all the things we were able to do and the experience itself. All-in-all, the whole package was amazing.” Matt Hall, junior, was also a nominee to win the Homecoming king and also just saw the experience itself as an honor and valued the memories he’ll have of the week. He was also quick to note that when he began as a freshman, he too could’ve never envisioned

The Washburn Symphony Orchestra performed their “Fantastic Dances” concert.


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It all ended with the crowning of the king and queen. Washburn’s Homecoming Week was filled with twists and turns, with running across campus in 30 degree weather, with cake decorating and all leading to the halftime ceremony at the Washburn football game Saturday. That’s when king and queen of royalty were announced to be Angel Romero and Nicole Perkuhn, who are both seniors. Each were in utter disbelief as they accepted their award. For Romero, his nomination came from Mortar Board senior honors society and for Perkuhn, the Washburn Sales and Marketing Representatives. For Perkuhn, it’s

something that she would have never sity four years ago, he was quite a envisioned four bit more shy but years ago. flourished during “That would “ his time at Washnever have burn. With this I have to keep crossed my mind award, it’s just that I could be an indication of pinching myself out there, even the branching out all the time. It’s just as one of that took place. the nominees,” “It’s just humbling to know said Perkuhn. “I amazing; I just that this happened. came out here have to keep to play softball pinching myand I just had self all the time. - Angel Romero the opportunity It’s humbling to Homecoming King to get involved know that this found my way happened,” said ” Romero. through different friends.” Perkuhn and For Romero, Romero have the experience carried much the same been very involved at the university. feeling. When he came to the univer- Their list of activities each has been


even being a candidate for Homecoming. “It’s fun because it’s like a competition, but we had so much fun this week. I knew most of the candidates and we just had a blast,” said Hall. And for anyone who doesn’t think they have what it takes to be queen or king, Perkuhn offered some words of advice. “I think just seeing people out there gives people the thought that ‘hey, that is something I can do,” said Perkuhn. “If anything, it just gives a desire to get involved and get in different organizations.”

Richard Kelly is a sophomore mass media/ social work major. Reach him at richard.

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Student Survivor Workshop “Academic Advising 101” Mabee Library 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. OPEN Mabee Library 5 p.m. Soccer Yager Stadium at Moore Bowl 6 p.m.

Friday, october 23 Ichabod Senior Day 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Student Survivor Workshop “Two-for-One Time Strategies” Mabee Library 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Friday Night Live (Chi Alpha) International House 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. WU Wind Ensemble Concert Garvey, White Concert Hall 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, october 24 Celebration of Artists Youth Activity Mulvane Art Museum 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Sunday, october 25 Children’s Day Garvey, White Concert Hall 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Monday, october 26 EPIC (Campus Ministry) Kuehne Bell Tower 8:15 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Tuesday, october 27 Fajita Buffet Memorial Union, Washburn Room 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Student Survivor Workshop, “To Drop or Not to Drop” Mabee Library 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Author Reading, Romi Chavez Mabee Library 7 p.m. “Invisible Children” Documentary Henderson, Room 100 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Wednesday, october 28 Sociology/Anthropology Club Henderson, Room 103 4 p.m. “Theology of the Body” Series Blair Room, LLC 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Campus Survival Presentation Memorial Union, Washburn Room 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Volleyball Lee Arena 7 p.m. Student Survivor Workshop, “To Cram or Not to Cram” Living Learning Center, Reading Room 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Monthly scorch: Oktoberfest Maggie Pilcher WASHBURN REVIEW

Greeks run to assemble top hat Richard Kelly WASHBURN REVIEW Wet grounds and cold conditions didn’t stop anyone from running to ten stops around campus Oct. 13. The annual Ichabod Race, sponsored by WSGA, took place in midst of a wild week of homecoming festivity. The event was essentially a scavenger hunt around campus in which teams of at least three members had to collect 10 puzzle pieces and arrange them to create a top hat. As the 11 teams travelled around

campus, each had clues that would lead them to their next puzzle piece. The event itself had an hour limit and each team started at 7 p.m. and had to return by 8 p.m. Many of the teams arrived with time to spare. Nine teams finished in the hour. Some came in right before the time expired. Even the teams that lost still saw positives in the event. Jane Billinger of Zeta Tau Alpha was a part of one of those teams. “We knew it was going to be difficult. And even though we probably could’ve quit, at least we got points for finishing,” said Billinger.

King and Queen announced Valerie Caviglia WASHBURN REVIEW After all the ballotts had been counted, the king and queen of Washburn University’s Homecoming celebration were revealed during halftime at today’s football game against Pittsburgh State. Nicole Perkuhn of Topeka, nominated by Washburn Sales and Marketing Executives, was voted Homecoming queen. She is a senior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in marketing and an as-

Photo by Tesa DeForest, Washburn Review

sociate’s degree in physical therapist assistant and plans to work in sports marketing or orthopedics. Her parents are Tom and Karen Perkuhn. Angel Romero of Junction City, Kan., nominated by Mortar Board senior honor society, was voted Homecoming king. Romero is a senior majoring in political science and plans to pursue a law degree and a career in advocacy law, working with not-forprofit organizations. His parents are Angel and Linda Romero, Topeka.

Luau: Jenna Seematter takes a ride on the surfing simulation inflatable at the Homecoming Luau. The evening also included live music, snacks and tropical mocktails.

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Washburn, First off, I just want to thank everyone who participated and helped with Homecoming. With your help, Ichabod Island was a big success. Vice President Onek handled the majority of operations from WSGA’s end of things, so make sure to thank her for all the work she put into the week. Congratulations to Washburn athletics this past week with soccer, football, and volleyball all recording big wins, including Washburn football’s monumental 55-3 win over Pitt State. Try to make it out to the NW Missouri State game this Saturday on the road in a very important game for the Bods. This Monday, we had our first “Washburn Lecture Series” speaker on campus. Mark Whitacre, the character played by Matt Damon in the new movie, “The Informant,” is who gave the lecture. He spoke about his story, ethics, and doing the right thing.

Students show, yell like hell Mikki Burcher WASHBURN REVIEW The pep rally started at 7:30 p.m. and was one of the more attended events of Homecoming Week. WSGA provided their “commercial break” skits; loosely based on “Gilligan’s Island,” between the organization’s dance routines. Participating organizations included: Sigma Phi Epsilon, Kappa Alpha Theta, Alpha Delta, Delta Gamma, Phi Delta Theta, Zeta Tau Alpha, Alpha Phi, Delta Chi, Kappa Sigma Colony, the Washburn Cheer Squad, and the MisFits, a group of faculty and staff. All the participants were good sports and had

put a lot of time and effort into their performances. “It was a lot of hard work, but it was really exciting to be in it,” said Katie Lawless, freshman. After the dance routines, Garrett Love and Caley Onek announced the winners of the various Homecoming Week activities. After awards were given and applause had died, the Topeka High Cruzline hit the floor. “The drumline was my favorite part. It’s awesome that the community gets involved in our Homecoming Events,” said Kylie Gilstrap, senior Homecoming candidate. The drumline was as impressive as ever, and students in the stands danced away.




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His talk went well, and was very interesting. Later in the year, we will be having other high profile speakers come to Washburn. Including on December 3rd when we will be having Morgan Spurlock, the producer, director, and lead actor in the documentary, “Supersize Me.” This is the film about the effects of eating at McDonalds for 30 days in a row. He will also speak on his story going through this, health, obesity, and should be very entertaining at the same time. Hope to see you there! Make sure to sign-up for Bod Alert at so you can receive alerts about events going on at Washburn. I hope you have a great week! GO BODS!!! Garrett Love President, WSGA


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day, to take part in the festivities. “It was pretty funny to see such different themes at this month’s Scorch on the Porch,” said Paige Prockish, freshman. “I looked one way and saw Halloween decorations for Oktoberfest, and then in the other direction I saw flowered leis and hats adorned with tropical scenes for Homecoming. It was kind of like a meshing of two completely different worlds.”

The Union was transformed into an island of activity for this month’s Scorch on the Porch. It was a mixture of Homecoming festivities and a twist on the age-old German tradition: Oktoberfest—sans the alcohol. Students took a break from the monotony of classes, Thurs-


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Wednesday, October 21, 2009 • News

Mabee a change is in order...

Ellis accepts VP position

Washburn’s library is evolving to meet the needs of tech-savvy students Richard Kelly


Photo by Matt Wilper, Washburn Review

Electronic Classroom: Among the many changes being implemented in the Mabee Library is the addition of an entire room of laptops that are open to use by students. The Mabee has undergone major changes to better serve the needs of the Washburn community.


A new digital microfilm reader, a powerful book scanner and a new electronic classroom with open use laptops. In addition to these tools are the answer For most students, Mabee library to the student desires to have laptops is one of those common academic including Apple’s popular MacBooks touchstones in a college career and available to check out and use while things are changing among the stacks studying among the stacks of Mabee. in a real way this semester. “We were simply responding to The change for Mabee really starts student needs and if we can, wants as with one man. Alan Bearman, dean of well,” said Bearman, referring to the libraries and associate professor in the many changes that have been taking history department. He is a tower of a place thus far. man, and a common sight for students Mabee has also seen changes in visiting the library. Since assuming his the tools offered to students. Some danew role as interim dean, Bearman has tabases that weren’t widely utilized by worked to move Mabee Library in a students have been dropped to spend new direction for budget dollars library services “ in a way that here at Washburn. will benefit the “It became most students. We are simply quickly apparent At the same responding to in January of 2008 time, Mabee when I became has also cut its student needs and interim dean of libook budget by if we can, wants as braries that every50 percent in one, both students favor of spendwell. and faculty, were ing more funds asking for a more on electronic user focused liresources that - Alan Bearman brary,” said Bearstudents have Interim Dean of Libraries man. gravitated to Indeed, the recently. ” Mabee while a W h i l e faithful servant to the immedithe public and the ate changes students of Washburn, was built and have been noticeable, more extensive finished during the 1977-1978 school changes are on the horizon for Mabee year. That means Mabee was designed that will change the face of library and built in time when a gallon of gas services at Washburn. Many students cost 63 cents and computers were will notice that activity is already unbarely more than a specialist’s gadget. derway to create a more streamlined To put it simply, a lot has changed experience for library patrons. A large in 30 years, but Mabee was still largely wooden floor area has been installed the same. The relics of the 1970s were and work is proceeding to help simpligoing strong, but today they are giving fy the library experience of those who way to the modern amenities of a new are looking to get help pulling matemillennium. rial from the vast resources available Examples of this are seen in some to students and faculty. of the new high tech equipment that the “Separate reference and circulalibrary has acquired over the last year. tion stations are really a relic of the

Photo by Robert Burkett, Washburn Review

1970s,” said Bearman. “We went out and visited other universities to get an idea of how newer facilities were doing things and trying to incorporate some of those ideas.” Beyond the technology and the setup of academic services, Mabee has also worked to brand itself as one of the welcome centers of Washburn. When most buildings close down in the afternoon and weekends, Mabee stands as one of the only services that is there seven days a week as a first interface with the community that surrounds Washburn as well as perspective students making their college choices. One of the major changes to help in the welcoming center transformation has been the “zoning” of the building. New quiet areas for study provide distraction-free rooms. Several rooms have been set aside for group study on both the top and bottom level of the building. By providing these areas away from the first floor, Mabee’s first floor has become a more vibrant and social area where students can study, work on computers, print for free or simply sit around with friends watching one of the programs on the televisions spread around the main level. For the first time Mabee Library offers both comfortable lounging and exceptional learning. Though not able to accomplish everything that they would like to this year, the staff at Mabee hopes to continue its work of updating the library. With proposed amenities like a coffee cart and other convenience items to make the library a one-stop study destination that will continue to attract students to Washburn for years to come.

Robert Burkett is a junior mass media major. Reach him at robert.burkett@

Photo by Robert Burkett, Washburn Review

Renovations: The Mabee is undergoing extensive reconstruction to better meet the needs of Washburn students. The reference and circulation stations are being combined, left, to make research easier. The main floor is now a more social scene, as is shown by the condensing the string of internet-only computers down to two work stations, right.

Fifteen months ago, the Washburn Endowment Association started a search for a vice president of development position. After endless searching, it seemed fitting that someone working in his 31st year at Washburn would be right for the job. Tom Ellis, who previously served as special assistant to President Farley, is now officially the first vice president of development for the WEA. His job obligations will include handling large donations made to the university and helping those donors direct where they would like their funds to be used, as well as helping create ways that Washburn can raise funds. JuliAnn Mazachek, president of the WEA, was crucial in getting Ellis to his new role. She sees Ellis as a huge asset, knowing that the endowment association is looking to start a university-wide project shortly. “This project is important as we move forward, and he knows most of our alumni, he’s a graduate of Washburn, he knows our history and his leadership ability will be a great asset for him here,” said Mazachek. “We just feel like he was the perfect fit.” Ellis’s tenure at Washburn began right after graduating from the university. He worked as an admission’s counselor in 1975. Other than three

years at the University of Oklahoma, Ellis has been at Washburn ever since. And for Ellis personally, his main goals in all his positions at Washburn have been to help that specific region. Ellis expects and hopes to continue his goals at WEA. “Every job I’ve had I’ve helped something grow or develop,” said Ellis. “So I think perhaps this was just the next logical place for that.” Ellis knows it is sometimes hard to see the real role organizations play, but said that he and the rest of the WEA’s focus is on the students. “People think that we’re focused on donors. But in all actuality, the donors themselves are really focused on you, the student,” said Ellis. “They want you to have access to scholarships, they want you to have nice buildings to learn in, and they want you to have the best faculty, because that was their experience.” Ellis sees a bright future ahead for Washburn and hopes he can be a crucial part of helping that future become a reality. “I think there are some long-term goals for the institution and we need to bring those to fruition,” said Ellis. “But it’ll take a while. This is not a sprint, it’s a marathon.”

Richard Kelly is a sophomore mass media/ social work major. Reach him at richard.

Topeka passes smoking ban Richard Kelly WASHBURN REVIEW

and Manhattan. She cited evidence from Lawrence showing that business at many establishments didn’t suffer Many cities and counties in the after the ban. On the contrary, some of state of Kansas have smoking bans. them saw a rise in business. Topeka can now be added to that list. The main effect the ban aims to An ordinance that bans smoking achieve is cutting down on secondin all public locations and establish- hand smoke inhalation. Swank stated ments, excluding smoke shops, has that she doesn’t want to prohibit citibeen passed by the Topeka City Coun- zens from smoking, but wants to crecil. It is to be enacted Dec. 4. ate a public environment that won’t After that point, citizens are al- be a health hazard to those who do not lowed to smoke in their homes an in smoke. smoking areas at least 10 feet from the Citizens in Topeka were in condoor of the business they’re at. The ban currence with this viewpoint, includonly affects public establishments. ing even some smokers. Topeka city councilwoman Debo“I think in a good way this afrah Swank, who has been a supporter fects me. I will go to Blind Tiger, for of the ban for two years, has seen both example, and I love eating there, but sides of the argument. She has seen I feel sick when I’m sitting there and many who favor the ban, but has also all I can smell is smoke,” said Valerie struggled with those who are opposed Caviglia, senior. “I appreciate the fact to the ban, mainly because of the pos- no one is going to be able to smoke sible harm to local busiin there, even though someCITY ISSUES times I smoke too.” nesses. But despite many who Since the ban has been see the ban as a hindrance on local passed, a population of Topeka bebusinesses, Swank is quite positive it’s came set on reversing the ordinance. exactly the opposite. And while they have the right to do so, “People are saying that the ban, Swank has seen this happen before to in essence, is going to kill their busi- no avail. nesses because many of the patrons “Almost every city in Kansas that are smokers,” said Swank. “But just has a smoking ban saw a petition to rethink, if you disallow smoking, you’re verse it. But none of them have been opening your establishment to the 80 successful,” said Swank. percent of people who didn’t go before Many will continue to argue that because of the smoking.” the ban isn’t within the city council’s Jesse Volpert, a 20-year-old baris- rights, but studies continue to show ta at Lola’s Café Espresso, could see that smoking also affects those who this possibility for Topeka too, despite are around it, not only those who take his smoking habits and how the ban part in it. will affect him. “The essence of the ban is that it’s “I sincerely doubt we’ll see a ma- a health issue, not an issue of private jor drop in patronage, both here and at property infringement,” said Swank. other locations across Topeka. Most “It’s different from a ban on something places, people smoke outside anyway like fast food, where it only affects the so I doubt business will really drop one doing the action.” off,” said Volpert. Swank said that there are 32 counties in the state of Kansas who already have active smoking bans and that Richard Kelly is a sophomore mass media/ many cities also have them, including social work major. Reach him at richard. Wichita, Emporia, Salina, Lawrence,

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Nobel Health care moves to the next step Prize less than noble for Obama the democrats on the senate finance committee and in the process has managed to negotiate the democrats out of all the major pillars of what would be termed a successful bill by progressives in congress like Nancy Pelosi. The tide seems to have turned for Included in these concessions the Obama administration in the fight have been surrendering of the so-called to pass meaningful health care reform “public option” that would in theory, as of the last couple of weeks. What create competition for the private it will look like is anyone’s guess as health care industry. Also surrendered lawmakers continue to play politics without so much as a moral objection with an issue that will affect most if are the employer mandates that require not all Americans in a real and tangible all businesses to offer health care to way. Thanks to the efforts of two people employees through their business. in the United States Senate the debate What quite possibly might be the as to how the future most shocking of health care will thing conceded by finally take shape “ a democratic party Included in these will move into an that has a large open floor debate. enough majority concessions have been Many people in congress to pass the surrendering of the will think of anything they really so-called “public option.” Senate majority want, might be leader Harry Reid the accountability who in recent days clauses that are has started to take a staple of most - Editorial Board heat for his stance of the other bills ” in congress that on health care back in his home would impose state of Nevada or stiff fines and Senator Dick Durbin who has been make all health care industry one of the point men of a robust public providers accountable in a sharp option in the senate as the wrangling and tangible way to their customers. over what America’s overhaul of The waving of such a white flag health care will end up looking like. is courtesy of Montana democrat Max The real player in the Senate has Baucus the chairman of the senate turned out to be moderate republican finance committee, who has seemingly Olympia Snowe of Maine, whom sold away all of the planks of what has bucked her party to vote with his party has identified as the needed


Nicole Stejskal WASHBURN REVIEW I have always been a firm believer in giving credit when credit is due. Too often, remarkable acts of integrity and goodwill go unnoticed and unrecognized, despite their impact on the lives they affect. However, in recent weeks, the world has witnessed credit from the opposite end of the spectrum – credit without merit, credit without results. There is no question that President Barack Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize has been the latest source of controversy surrounding his presidency – and with good reason. Obama has undoubtedly made history in remarkable ways, and while I commend him for that, I believe things have gone entirely too far in the quest to establish Obama as the “next big thing.” Now don’t get me wrong – I’m not an Obama hater. In fact, I think his presidency will ultimately contribute a great deal to the change we need in our nation. However, I, as well as every other American, have yet to see those results. With all of the rumors circulating about the motivation behind the prize, I decided to do a little research into Obama’s prize and the history of the Nobel Foundation. I was astounded (and frankly, quite appalled) by the press release regarding Obama’s Peace Prize issued by the Nobel Foundation. For starters, the release contained several spelling and agreement errors. Seriously? If the foundation is this careless in how the winners are announced, how can the public possibly trust the foundation’s committee members to carefully select the most deserving winner? Additionally, the press release is hardly convincing of the legitimacy of the award, openly admitting that no other president, prime minister, chancellor or political world leader has FROM THE won the prize so EDITOR soon in his or her term. The release also stated that the selection committee “appears to be endorsing Obama’s appeal for greater multilateral cooperation aimed at tackling the thorniest global problems; conflict, nuclear weapons, climate change.” So essentially, the committee based its decision on what Obama is appealing to the public to do, not what he has actually done. The press release also remarked that three other U.S. presidents have received the Nobel Peace Prize. Theodore Roosevelt, while also receiving the award during his term, served six years as president before the prize was awarded. Woodrow Wilson, the next in line to receive the prize, was in office for five years before he was recognized for his efforts. Jimmy Carter, the last president to be awarded the prize, was out of office for 21 years before receiving the award. Unlike those presidents, Barack Obama was only in office for 11 days when this year’s nominations closed and served less than 10 months of his presidency upon receipt of the prize. Need I say more? On a final note, Alfred Nobel specifically stated in his will that Peace Prizes should be awarded “to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.” Nobel wanted the prize to recognize action, not a hope for action in the future. Awarding the prize to Obama right now is like giving the Nobel Peace Prize to the Miss America pageant winner for stating that her one wish is world peace. Simply put, it takes away everything noble about winning a Nobel prize. Nicole Stejskal is a junior mass media major. Reach her at nicole.stejskal@

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components of a meaningful health care plan. Baucus has attempted to stand on the principle of bipartisanship to justify his plan as well as his fiscally conservative record and the need to hold costs in check as his reasons for sagging in what has been an amazing show of concern for reelection over the needs of the country. In contrast, Snowe has seemingly turned her back on the republican party on the issue of health care and is charting a course which could potentially make her one of the most powerful members of the senate. Snowe’s ability to force Baucus’ capitulation on almost every issue of consequence even despite the democrats not needing her vote to get the bill out of committee is truly one of the master strokes of politics in the senate in quite some time. In the interim Snowe will continue to be a thorn in the side of the republican minority as she stands to paint the party of Lincoln as the party of obstruction. At the end of the day though, one can only hope that in the power games being played inside the beltway of D.C. that our elected officials will remember the voter when it comes time to consider the future of American well being.

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‘Bod on the street’ What do you think about the smoking ban? Ashley Nadeau WASHBURN REVIEW

Online Editor Valerie Caviglia Online Staff Max Bur Brian Dulle Kate Hampson Kasim Hardaway Mariauna Hernandez Jordan Shefte Copy Editor Josh King Assistant Copy Editor Ashley Nadeau Photo Editors Mike Goehring Matt Wilper Graphics Kady Boyd Maggie Pilcher Ashley Shepard K.J. Thies Cameron Wrightsman

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“I personally like the smoking ban. I don’t like smoke, I think it is a selfish addiction because it doesn’t just effect the smoker, it effects everyone around them. My lungs also. I’m glad its finally coming around,”

“Yeah, if people have invested their time into their business it is their right to determine whether or not people can smoke in it. If customers don’t like it, they can leave,”

“Nobody should smoke. People know it is dangerous to them but they still do it,”

Writers Brian Allen Michelle Boltz Jaime Brown Richard Kelly Jennie Loucks Meghan Ryan David Wiens Photographers Aaron Deffenbaugh Tesa DeForest Cody Lohse Lauren Mersman Mallory Shehi Advertising Manager Angie Marquart Advertising Staff Anna Henry Lauren Journot

Sarah Chavez Sophomore

Sarah Curtis Senior

Tyler Creech Freshman

“I agree with the ban. I don’t smoke myself so I think it is a healthier choice that benefits others,”

“I agree with it. I enjoy a smoke-free environment being a non-smoker. Although, the Boobie Trap is probably going to smell more like vomit now,”

“I’m ok with it, because it could help me quit smoking,”

Graphic by K.J. Thies, Washburn Review

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009 • News

Study abroad will Ichabod Island Champions broaden horizons WU Chef Grand Champion Zach Bradrick and Lauren Eckert


ing somewhere between $7,000 and $9,000 for a semester abroad. Some students prefer to travel More than just another trip, a with the knowledge they’re not makstudy abroad program offers plenty of ing a home in the country they’re visitopportunities for students to enhance ing. If a student prefers the ever-poptheir world views and shake off that ular short term study abroad program Kansas dirt. then there are just as many options. Washburn University, and nearly These options tend to be more tentaevery other school in the nation, offers tive and students are wise to look into ample opportunities for students to their chosen programs as soon as posget out of the country. Some students sible for more concrete information. are lucky enough to travel abroad all A few short-term countries Washburn on their own but for most this great offers this academic year range from chance only presents itself through a Belgium and China to England and school-sponsored trip. Japan. These study abroad trips also ofThe fees for short term programs fer students a chance to take in more vary more wildly than the long-term than just the inoptions. Students side of an exotic shouldn’t expect bar; they offer “ to spend less than an education $3,000 for a shortI have every of the world as term study abroad well. A few intention of traveling program. No matter countries, such as abroad before I go a student’s mathe month-long jor or academic England Internato medical school. year there is an tional School proeducation to be gram will costs had. students around “I had a $6,000. blast and the Obviously - Monique Polanco class I took with students should Senior it really gave expect to spend me a foundation ” more than the to build on at sticker price for Washburn,” said any trip they Christine Pfefchoose. No one fer, freshman. should head off to a foreign country The art major took a trip to Lon- and not expect to do a little shopping. don this past spring for an art and theYet another factor to consider ater course. when traveling abroad may be a pos“Not only did my group get to vis- sible language barrier. Students it every museum and art gallery but we shouldn’t get excited about spending had plenty of time to explore on our a semester abroad in Japan if they’ve own,” said Pfeffer. never actually been exposed to the lanThere’s literally something for ev- guage. Also several programs require eryone with both short term and long students to have particular pre-requiterm programs. The art and theater sites out of the way before they’re adcourse was considered short term as it mitted. only spanned 12 days. There are lonThere are a few hoops to jump ger programs than that. For the truly through before a student boards the adventurous traveler there is the study plane to whatever location they’re abroad program most schools offer headed for. Those restrictions and known as the “semester abroad” and the cost shouldn’t keep students from it’s fairly common place. stepping outside of Washburn. A few countries that offer semes“I have every intention of travelter programs through Washburn in- ing abroad; if not before I graduate clude Belgium, France, and Spain as then I definitely won’t miss the opporwell as several others. While the cost tunity before I go to medical school,” for these longer programs may seem said Monique Polanco, senior. a little steep at first, it is important to remember that the fee covers tuition, room and board, airfare and several Jamie Brown is a senior mass media maother expenses. The price varies but jor. Reach her at jaime.brown@washburn. typically a student will end up pay- edu.

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Ichabod Race Fraternities 3rd: Phi Delta Theta 2nd: Delta Chi Winner: Alpha Delta

Sororities 2nd: Zeta Tau Alpha Winner: Delta Gamma Organizations 3rd: Dancing Blues 1 2nd: Dancing Blues 2 Winner: American Medical Students Associations Office Decorations 3rd: Residential Living 2nd: Student Activities and Greek Life Winner: Center for Undergraduate Studies and Programs Residence Halls 3rd: 2nd Floor West, LLC 2nd: Lower Level, LLC Winner: 3rd Floor South, LLC

Banners Fraternities 3rd: Sigma Phi Epsilon 2nd: Phi Delta Theta Winner: Delta Chi

Sororities 3rd: Kappa Alpha Theta 2nd: Delta Gamma Winner: Alpha Phi Organizations 3rd: Chem Club 2nd: Phi Kappa Phi Winner: Future Alumni Network Yell Like Hell Sororities/Fraternities 3rd: Sigma Phi Epsilon & Kappa Alpha Theta 2nd: Alpha Delta & Delta Gamma Winner: Phi Delta Theta & Zeta Tau Alpha

Parade Greek Float Winner: Alpha Delta and Delta Gamma Large Float Winner: Dancing Blues Mini-Float Winner: International Club WU-Wah Winner: Student Life Walker Winner: Running Club

Friday Night Madness Winners: Men’s and Women’s basketball teams King Angel Romero

Organizations Winner: Washburn Cheerleaders

Queen Nicole Perkuhn

Grand Champions Zeta Tau Alpha & Phi Delta Theta

Overall Grand Champion: Zeta Tau Alpha &Phi Delta Theta At the time of publication, the results of the Top Hat competition were unavailable.

Once a soldier, now a student: veterans find place at Washburn Jennie Loucks WASHBURN REVIEW

In less than a month, the nation will celebrate Veterans Day, honors those who have defended our country for centuries. On Nov. 11, at noon Washburn University will be honoring veterans from the Washburn and Topeka communities. The 22nd annual ceremony will take place by the Vietnam Memorial under the flag poles on campus. “We’re doing the ceremony at noon this year, because Veterans Day falls on a Wednesday this year, and we felt that noon would give students a chance to come over their lunch breaks,” said Jeanne Kessler, director of student services. Kessler said that the ceremony is Washburn’s way of presenting a positive reminder of those who have served or are currently serving our country in order to uphold the freedoms we enjoy today. These service members embody the spirit of America and give form and faces to the concepts presented in the Preamble to the Constitution: “We the people of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

Meredith Kidd, dean of students at Washburn and former director of Veteran Affairs said that Student Services does an excellent job of keeping open lines of communication with the veteran community. There are currently 220 students registered with WU’s Veterans Affairs, some being actually veterans and others depen-

dents of veterans. “Many students don’t even know that Veterans Programs exist on this campus, but Washburn has always been sensitive to details concerning veterans to make them comfortable here,” said Kidd. Under federal regulations, veterans have 10 years from their date of discharge to use their G.I. Bill to receive educational benefits. For those who qualify with the new 9/11/2001 G.I. Bill, this

amount has been extended to 15 years. WU has around 50 students who fall under this category. The Veterans Affairs section of WU’s Student Services biggest job for veterans and their dependents is to serve as a liaison between them and the Veterans Administration. “We help with the paperwork so these students receive educational benefits. We make sure the process runs smoothly for them,” said Kessler. “As well, if a veteran needs counseling or health services, we provide options for them. If a veteran is being deployed, we all make sure that everything works out for him or her throughout the student withdrawal process.” K e s s l e r would like to welcome any student ideas for the Veterans Day programming and said that students should feel free to stop in to the Student Services office in Morgan 135 or to call (785) 6701629 with any questions or comments both good and bad regarding Veterans Affairs. Questions and comments can also be sent to

Jennie Loucks is a sophomore mass media/Spanish major. Reach her at jennifer.

Transfer students, be not afraid Jaime Brown WASHBURN REVIEW

Washburn University is seeing a rise in transfer students and now the school is taking steps to ensure Washburn keeps moving towards a more transfer friendly atmosphere. On the Washburn transfer student guide home page students will find the requisite material necessary to make the move to Washburn. The first sentence off the guide states “Washburn University is committed to working with transfer students during their transition from a previous institution. There was a time when transferring to another school meant a student had failed in some way at their current university. Those times are long gone with increasing tuition rates and more stringent graduation requirements, students at many universities now see transferring to another university as an opportunity for added convenience and lower tuition. Washburn University is working to make sure students wanting to transfer know they have a place at the school. President of Academic Affairs, Nancy Tate, said that Washburn is committed to ensuring every student, whether traditional or transfer, receives the welcoming assistance they need. For Washburn that means letting students know exactly what they need

before they attempt to transfer from from out of state institutions should another university. check to see if their courses have been Transferring begins with deter- evaluated and placed in the transfer mining whether a course will transfer guide,” said Tate. to Washburn. In general, courses comHowever, if courses are not listed pleted at accredited community col- in the guide, students can complete leges and universities will transfer to course transfer petitions for courses Washburn. they believe might satisfy a general “The major issue that requires education requirement and submit some effort on the part of students them to the General Education Comis determining mittee along whether their “ with the course transfer courses description and will satisfy unithe syllabus. Students who are versity or general Advisers are transferring from education requireavailable to ments rather than help students out of state should simply transfer in complete this check to see if their as elective credit,” process. Decisaid Tate. sions are typicourses have been Transferring cally relayed to evaluated. isn’t a simple prostudents within cess but it isn’t one or two - Nancy Tate the most difficult weeks. DeciPresident, Academic Affairs task in the world sions regardeither. Knowing the transfer ” ing what will transfer of university is key. For sturequirements dents transferring such as Engfrom other Kansas universities or lish, Math, and the perennial favorite community colleges, the majority of Physical Education are made by the courses have already been evaluated chairs of those disciplines. by the various departments on campus Of course transferring to another regarding whether a particular course school, no matter how welcoming the can be used to count toward general program, isn’t without questions. education or university requirements. “Some students have expressed “Students who are transferring concern regarding Washburn’s Life-

time Wellness requirement, the upper division Advanced Composition requirement and the Washburn Transformational Experience,” said Tate. These are immovable issues that Washburn deems to be of the highest importance. Even traditional students have failed to escape the wrath of the transformational experience. “The faculty believes a well-educated person is not only knowledgeable about academic concepts but also knowledgeable about how to maintain a healthy lifestyle,” said Tate. The faculty also believes it is important for students to complete a composition course once they have developed the maturity to incorporate analysis and synthesis into their writing. The Washburn Transformational Experience is designed to distinguish a Washburn graduate from a graduate from any other four-year institution and may very likely provide a competitive advantage when vying for positions in the work force after graduation. These requirements are not designed as impediments to transfer but as learning experiences which will serve our students well after graduation. Of course in addition to the question of what will transfer and what won’t students also need to take into account the issue of grade point average. No matter how friendly Washburn is to potential transfer applicants they should know that they need to meet a

few basic requirements. “As long as transfer students have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0, they will be admitted to Washburn University because Washburn is an open admissions institution,” said Tate. However, some majors such as Education, Business, Nursing, and the various Allied Health programs have stringent admission requirements, so transfer students may find it difficult to be accepted into the program of their choice. It is very important for students to transfer with as high a GPA as possible to increase their chances of being admitted into these highly competitive programs. Where most universities put emphasis on students coming straight out of high school, Washburn University takes a unique attitude when considering who should be allowed as students. The rules and regulations the university puts up when considering students shouldn’t be a deterrent. Washburn offers no more restrictions for potential transfers than any other school and is always willing to leave its door open for a student that needs a warmer, friendlier environment.

Jaime Brown is a senior mass media major. Reach her at jaime.brown@washburn. edu.


News • Wednesday, October 21, 2009

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Friday Night Madness: Members of the Men’s basketball team entertain the public at Friday Night Madness by dressing up and performing a dance routine as the Spice Girls. The team partnered with the women’s basketball team, who played the role of the Backstreet Boys to win the Gong Show.

Photo by Matt Wilper, Washburn Review

Ichabod Pride: The Washburn Cheer Squad holds the Ichabod in a stunt during the football game. The Ichabod circulated through the crowd throughout the day to help cheer the Bods on to victory.

Right, Dancing Blues on Mermaid Island: The Dancing Blues sit atop Mermaid Island during the Homecoming parade last Saturday morning. The parade marched around campus prior to the football game last Saturday was one of several Ichabod Island-themed events that took place last week for Homecoming.

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WU Ball: Students gather on the dance floor during Monday’s WU Ball. The dance was held in the Washburn Room and included a DJ, snack food and mocktails to set the tropical mood.

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Ichabod Isle: Stranded Ichabod fans debate their next plan of action during the Ichabod Isle skit that took place during Thursday night’s Yell Like Hell pep rally. The four part skit, inspired by Gilligan’s Island, was created and assembled by the WSGA Spirit Committee.

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Washburn Cheer: The Washburn University Cheer Squad shows their spirit by performing a complex stunt during the Yell Like Hell pep rally. The stunt was one of several they assembled during the routine the squad performed for the crowd.

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WU Chef: Washburn students Ben and Jerrod Cullan work diligently to add the finishing touches to their cake during the WU Chef competition. The brothers were one of five teams participating in the contest to decorate a cake for Ichabod Island Homecoming 2009.

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Ichabod Race: Cody Heston and Ethan Komp scramble to finish the Ichabod Race. The pair was competing on behalf of the American Medical Student Association.

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“[It was an] experience that had made me question my identity,” said senior Casey Melton. “It represented a decision point of where I was going Last week, the Senior Art Exhibit with my life and works.” featured works by student artist Casey Melton chose to display his Melton. The showcase of charcoal works in the same perspective as the sketches and facial sculptures was artist would while the work is being on exhibit for two weeks in the art created. No formatting, glass or building. frames separated the audience from The exhibit the art. The raw transformed the artwork explored first floor of the “ the concept of art building into identity through I think that an art studio. An quick, exciting easel clutched sketches of the the students at a large, dark, human form — Washburn should emotional both masculine c h a r c o a l and feminine. definitely take interpretation. Unity flowed advantage of art on The stool through the and charcoal hallway with the campus. drawing utensils positioning of Casey Melton surrounding the the art laid on Senior art exhibitionist work instilled a the ground or sense of trespass, adhered to the ” walls. Even the  as if you were walking into texture of the something pieces seemed to private, a work in progress that flow from start to finish. shouldn’t be interrupted. Senior Art Exhibits such as  Set up as an installation piece, the Melton’s are required for a Bachelor charcoal self portrait on the easel, “I of Fine Arts degree. The exhibit is Have Fallen” created a sense of unease the capstone project required for the in the viewer. The portrait was based degree program. The artists must plan on a traumatic life changing event for and budget for the exhibits, which artist Casey Melton. makes them take charge of the entire

process. “[They must] show professional competency and learn the practical considerations of having a show,” said Marguerite Perret, art professor and advisor for the exhibits. “The displays are a way for new emerging artists to present their works to the public.” Melton said the most important aspect of the exhibition is the critique by the teachers. The constructive criticism gives artists helpful hints on what to improve for postgraduate works. “I think that the students at Washburn should definitely take advantage of art on campus,” said Melton. Exhibits are free and open to the public, and the locality of the building should make it easy for students to gain access and culture through fellow students’ art. Daniel Coburn will be the next senior artist to be featured. “[Coburn will] break preconceptions of stereotypical photography,” said Perret. He uses mixed methods and applications of photography to create interesting effects.   Meghan Ryan is an undeclared sophomore. Reach her at meghan.ryan@

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Senior show: Casey Melton poses with his handiwork. Melton’s art was showcased in his senior art exhibit, and displayed the culmination of his work at Washburn University.

Skateboarders win cash prizes, Choral collaboration one-year supply of Gatorade Michelle Boltz WASHBURN REVIEW

Mike Goehring WASHBURN REVIEW Escapist Skateboarding hosted a game of Skate and high ollie contest this past weekend, and skateboarders competed for a $200 cash prize and a year supply of Gatorade. The game of Skate is similar to the game of Horse in basketball. One skateboarder does a trick and the other person has to imitate it or they get a letter. The rounds started around noon and went on to the final round, which was between Ryan Pierce and Weston Sparks. The match went on for a long time, trick after trick, regular and switch, until there were almost no tricks left. After a long, rigorous battle, Sparks finally defeated Pierce and walked away with the cash. Quickly following Skate was the high ollie contest, which was open to anyone who wanted to give it a shot. Many skateboarders participated, including Sean Malto, Tyson Johnson and Addie Tolkes. The height started out at 26 inches and went all the way to 40 inches. Dillon Aguilar was the only one to make it over the 40inch bar, which won him some cash. Aguilar also set a new Kansas City record, breaking the previous 38-inch record set by Bryson Pham. Gatorade sponsored the event, supplying free Gatorade for everyone who showed up. The company also supplied cash prizes and a year’s supply of Gatorade for the winners. Overall, the event went really well and it was a great way to spend a fall Saturday, just skateboarding with some awesome people. Escapist Skateboarding is owned by Dan Askew, and his company has been in business for more than nine years. You can find Escapist Skateboarding in two locations in Kansas City. It frequently hosts events around the area and it has produced two pros — Sean Malto and Ernie Torres, not to mention the other members of the teams, who are all spectacular skateboarders. You can also find Escapist on Facebook and MySpace, or got to its Web site at www.

Mike Goehring is a sophomore mass media major. Reach him at michael.

During the 2009 Fall Choral Concert at at White Concert Hall, Washburn ushered in a new tradition by inviting the top local and surrounding high school choirs to participate in its concerts. Two choirs from Emporia were invited to this special event: Emporia High School Chorale and Viva Voce. Melinda Groves was the accompanist. “This is our first time at White Concert Hall, and we’re glad to be here,” said Sheree Stoppel, director. Other choral groups featured at the Washburn concert were the Washburn Women’s Chorus, directed by Catherine Hunt and accompanied by Char Taggart, and the Washburn Choir and Washburn Singers, directed by Kevin Kellim and accompanied by Cynthia NeufeldSmith. The opening song was “Jambo Rafiki Yangu,” which in Swahili

Photos by Mike Goehring, Washburn Review

Sk8er bois: Dillon Aguilar, above, ollies 40 inches to set a new Kansas City record. The previous record was 38 inches, set by Bryson Pham. Weston Sparks, below, won a year’s supply of Gatorade and the $200 prize after he defeated Ryan Pierce in Skate.

means, “Welcome my friend! Always remember me and I will remember you. You are so wonderful.” Lynton Whithira Macharia helped with the translation. Soloists were Mirah McClairen and Kelsey Rice. Percussionists were Robert Hanson, Matt Mirsch, Lucas Whippo and David Wingerson. “We’ve been working really hard, and we’re going to have a great concert,” said Janae Rangel, a soprano in the Washburn Choir. A few of the songs from the concert were in Swahili, Spanish and Latin. Washburn Singers Jennifer Berroth and Nick Arnold were the featured dancers during “Famine Song.” Washburn Singer Jessica Crowder, soprano, was the soloist in “Under the Willow Tree,” a song taken from the opera “Vanessa.”   Michelle Boltz is a freshman mass media major. Reach her at michelle.boltz@

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Arts & Entertainment • Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Washburn Symphony returns to WU stage Orchestra performs “Fantastic Dances” lineup after week of touring Midwest Brian Allen WASHBURN REVIEW

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Bringing it back: Bassists in the Washburn Symphony Orchestra base the musical pyramid. The orchestra’s concert was dance-themed and included many classic pieces.

“My Fatherland” by Bedrich Smetana. It opened with the plucking of violin strings suggestive of rain drops that joined the rest of the orchestra, flowing into streams through the Bohemian Crisp and cool, Oct. 16 was a Czech countryside into majestic rivers. good night for indoor entertainment It was a mellow musical journey. at White Concert Hall. The Washburn Admittedly I am not schooled Symphony Orchestra, fresh from its in the nuances of orchestral music Midwestern tour, treated homecoming but I enjoyed the Slavonic Dances I visitors to a classical music program. and IV, Opus 46 by Antonin Dvorak. Perhaps appropriate for They reminded me of my youthful homecoming week, when schools introduction to classical music by make an effort to welcome visitors and the Disney film, Fantasia. Though alumni, Thomas the music Taylor Dicky was different, was the guest “ the delight of conductor and closing your alumna Clara eyes and letting The strength of the Hoa Zhang, was your imagination orchestra is the the featured intertwine with soloist. the music was incredible high Conductor the same. Dicky is the T h e level of energy each a s s i s t a n t Polovtsian conductor of Dances from student brings the University “Prince Igor” of Georgia by Alexander Symphony Borodin brought Thomas Taylor Dickey Orchestra, the prince’s University army marching Guest conductor of Georgia into the hall to Philharmonic battle with the ” do Orchestra and Khan. Nothing the Athena evokes a marshal Grand Opera conflict like the Company. Having lead Washburn’s deep beat of the kettle drum. Symphony Orchestra during its tour After a full serving of orchestral of Garden City and Fort Hays, he and delights, the dessert of the evening was the orchestra were well practiced and the Piano Concerto in C major No. 1, eager to present the program to the Opus 15 by Ludwig van Beethoven. home audience. The piano soloist was born in China The opening number was The as Hoa Zhang, she added the easier Moldau: Symphonic Poem No. 2 from to pronounce western name, “Clara,

Associated Press says artist made up story about President Obama NEW YORK (AP) In court papers filed by The Associated Press, the news organization said Shepard Fairey concocted the story that he was mistaken about which photo he used to create the famous Obama HOPE poster and disputed his contention that he has not personally profited from the iconic red, white and blue image. Days after Fairey acknowledged trying to destroy potentially damaging evidence in his legal battle with the AP, the news agency filed amended papers in Manhattan federal court, accusing the Los Angeles-based poster artist of deliberate deception. Until recently, Fairey had claimed his image was based on a 2006 photo of then-Sen. Barack Obama, seated next to actor George Clooney. Fairey now says that he was in error and that he used a solo, close-up shot of Obama, as the AP had long alleged. “It is simply not credible that Fairey somehow forgot in January 2009 which source image he used to create the Infringing Works, which were completed only a year earlier in January 2008,” according to the papers filed Tuesday. “It also strains credulity that an experienced graphic designer such as Shepard Fairey misremembered cropping George Clooney out of a source image and making other changes ... when no such cropping or other changes were ever made.” Fairey’s attorneys filed amended

court papers Friday night, saying the artist had fabricated information and destroyed material to cover up evidence of which picture he used. Anthony Falzone, executive director of the Fair Use Project at Stanford University, and the other lawyers plan to seek permission from the court to withdraw from the case. Fairey and Falzone have both said that regardless of Fairey’s action, his work is still protected by fair use. “Shepard continues to stand by his statement from last Friday,” said Fairey’s spokesman, Jay Strell. “He has apologized and taken responsibility for his actions. The more important question is why the AP continues to spend enormous financial resources attacking Shepard and diverting the debate from the central question in this case, which is whether he transformed the ... image into a work of art, which he has.” Fairey sued the not-for-profit news cooperative in February, arguing that he didn’t violate copyright law because he dramatically changed the image and thus was protected by “fair use” guidelines. The AP countersued in March, saying the uncredited, uncompensated use of an AP photo violated copyright laws and signaled a threat to journalism. “Fair use” is determined, in part, by how much a new work changes an older one. The photo that Fairey acknowledges using appears closer to the “HOPE” artwork than does the picture of Obama and Clooney. Fairey has long contended that he did not make money off of the

image, which has appeared on posters, buttons, shirts and stickers, in books and in museums, including the National Portrait Gallery in Washington. But the AP alleged Tuesday that Fairey, through his Obey Clothing store, has “generated substantial revenue from the commercial exploitation of the Obama posters on T-shirts and other merchandise.” The AP cited published reports in estimating that profits from the Obama image had topped $400,000 as of September 2008, and now far exceeded that thanks to “the publicity generated by this lawsuit.” In the papers filed Tuesday, the AP added Obey Clothing as a counterclaim defendant. Last summer, the image appeared on the cover of Robert Kuttner’s “Obama’s Challenge,” a call for liberal policies that was released by Chelsea Green, a Vermont-based publisher. Chelsea Green President Margo Baldwin told the AP earlier this year that Fairey, who claimed sole copyright, did not ask for money, only that the publisher make a donation to the National Endowment for the Arts. The AP plans to donate any proceeds received for past use of the photo to the AP Emergency Relief Fund, which assists staffers and their families around the world who are victims of natural disasters and conflicts.

Brian Allen is a returning alumnus. Reach him at

Friday Night Live

Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship hosts events to promote religious support on campus Michelle Boltz WASHBURN REVIEW Looking for something fun to do on Friday nights? Come join in on the fun at Friday Night Live at the International House at 6:30 p.m. to hear live music and share fellowship with fellow students. Friday Night Live is sponsored by Chi Alpha in its first year on campus. An average of 15-20 people attend this event every week. Becca and Dave Goodwin are the directors of Friday Night Live. “We have more fun than any human being could have. Chi Alpha is on over 200 college campuses, and felt that God had drawn us here to Washburn,” said Becca. They originally called it Thursday Night Live, and used to be in the Memorial Union in the Kansas Room. The International House became a better location for the event, and then changed the night and renamed it as Friday Night Live. Friday Night Live features live music, games, weekly giveaways and a nightly message. Steve Tibbits is in charge of the live music. He plays

guitar and sings in the band. Other band members are Andrew Lucero on guitar, Christian Stringfellow, a Washburn student, on guitar and Eric Deaner on drums. “Primarily, our focus is students, but everyone is welcome,” said Becca, adding that although Chi Alpha is Christian-based, members of other faiths are encouraged to come to Friday Night Live. Ariona and Portia are both student leaders of Chi Alpha, and lead in Life Studies. It is a small bible study group that’s held at the Living Learning Center on Thursday nights at 8:30. Anyone is welcome to join. Friday, Oct. 30, is Friday Night Live’s Halloween Party. There will be free food and cash prizes, so be creative with your costume. It will be at 6:30 p.m. at the International House. After the party, bring a change of clothes, and join in on fun at the corn maze at Gary’s Pumpkin Patch (formerly known as Gary’s Berries).


Michelle Boltz is a freshman mass media major. Reach her at michelle.boltz@

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after Clara Schumann, a famous 19th century female pianist.” Seemingly born to play she started studying music at 3 and won the National Keyboard Competition in China at age 7. She earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in piano performance at Washburn in 2005 and her master’s at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Currently a performing and teaching artist in New York City, she has performed in venues from Lincoln Center to Beijing. Happy to return to Washburn, she brought all her skills to bare earning a rousing standing ovation. Afterwards, Conductor Thomas Taylor Dickey said the concert went, “fantastically.” “The strength of the orchestra is the incredible high level of energy each student brings to each rehearsal and performance. I see it in their eyes, I hear it in their playing and its contagious, just wonderful,” said Dicky. He advises Washburn students to “come to every concert you possibly can, if not, you are missing out on a phenomenal opportunity. In my very humble opinion this orchestra has the potential to become the best orchestra in Kansas.”

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Washburn hands Pittsburg State a decisive 55-3 loss on homecoming

Cole train: Senior wide receiver Brad Cole had a monster game Saturday against Pittsburg State, hauling in touchdown receptions of 22 yards (pictured above) and 77 yards. Cole finished the game with six receptions for 149 yards in addition to his two touchdowns, and has seven touchdowns on the year.

Freshman phenom: Redshirt freshman defensive back Pierre Desir snagged two interceptions for the Ichabod defense Saturday against the Gorillas, bringing his season total to six. Desir also returned the opening kickoff 73 yards to set up a Washburn touchdown. By all accounts, Desir seems to be on pace for some notable postseason honors.

Washburn win not pretty in pink Eric Smith WASHBURN REVIEW

Almost every time the Washburn volleyball team wins a home volleyball game, it stays out on the court to celebrate with friends and family. Tuesday night after they defeated Northwest Missouri 3-1 on PINK OUT night in Lee Arena, the team went straight for the locker room for about 10 minutes, showing clearly something wasn’t right. “We didn’t play very well. I’m going to tell you that,” said coach Tim Herron when he came out. “Before I even look at our stats, I know that our ace to error ratio was very poor.” That ratio, one ace to nine service

errors, led the Lady Blues to lose their 16th set of the season in their win (2516, 22-25, 25-15, 25-19). “We would score four points, and then miss a serve,” said Herron. “There’s the old adage you shoot yourself in the foot, and that’s what we did nine times. So there’s no flow to the game when you go one to nine.” And Herron said because his ninthranked Lady Blues (24-3, 8-3) were serving so poorly, that led to better play from the Bearcats (11-16, 2-9). “I thought their ball control was better than it was at their place,” he said. “Maybe because when you go one to nine, you start going back to just kind of getting it in, getting it in, getting in with

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Pink ladies: The Washburn Lady Blues volleyball team defeated Northwest Missouri 3-1 Tuesday in Lee Arena. While the team won, coach Chris Herron wasn’t a happy camper.

nothing on it, so now they’re in their system. And anybody that’s in its system is OK in this conference.” In the Lady Blues’ three set victories, they only trailed once. It was in their one set loss that they trailed five times with 12 ties. On the evening, the Lady Blues had five players get 10 or more kills including three Washburn players with double doubles. Ashley Shepard and Mollie Lacy had 13 kills on the evening while Hilary Hughes and Breanna Lewis had 11 and Jessica Fey had 10. Kate Hampson led the way in assists and digs with 54 and 14 respectively while Molly Smith had 12 digs, Hughes had 11 and Shepard had 10. “We spread the ball around,” said Herron, the eighth-year coach. “We had five kids get double-figure kills. We should just be beating people. When you get five kids in double figures, you should be winning fairly easily and I just thought that we kind of let them hang around.” The Bearcats lost their head coach Anna Tool last week after she resigned because of news that Northwest wasn’t going to renew her contract. Her assistant Allison Rogers was named interim volleyball coach in her place. Herron said because of those circumstances, the team didn’t have anything to lose. “With the adverse situation they’re in, like their current coach said, ‘We don’t have anything to do except to go play.’ And I think that’s the way they played,” said Herron. “There wasn’t any uptightness to them. They were kind of loose and just played.” The Lady Blues next play No. 19 Truman State at 7 p.m. on Friday in Kirksville, Mo., before playing Missouri Western at 7 p.m. on Saturday in St. Joseph, Mo. Eric Smith is a senior mass media major. Reach him at

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Powerful passing attack: Senior wide receiver Drameagon Powers, wearing No. 40 in memory of fallen teammate Ben Muir, scores a touchdown on a 31 yard pass from Dane Simoneau Saturday evening. Powers had four receptions for 82 yards to go along with his fifth touchdown grab of the season, and leads the team with 30 receptions.

Milking it for what it’s worth Sophomore midfielder sold cow to chase dream Ben Fitch WASHBURN REVIEW

As a child, mid-fielder Lauren ‘Pippy’ Henry, sold a cow to pay for a trip to a summer soccer camp at Kansas University. The cow more than paid for the camp, which was fortunate because Pippy’s high school, Blue Valley Randolph, did not, and does not, have a cer team and would like to fill the team soccer program. captain position in succession to Ash“I grew up with no soccer at all. ley Klone, who she respects. Now it’s where nothing else matters,” Pippy has depended on her capsaid Pippy. tain before. Her affliction with hyperEven the nickname—the only tension brings her close to passing out name many Washburn students know when her blood pressure is high. Durher by—came from her soccer history. ing a running drill at the beginning of “When I was little I played on the the season, Klone helped Pippy finish rec team and I always wore braids. If when she started feeling light headed. I didn’t wear braids I Coach Tim Collins would sit on the sidestarts the game out with lines and cry,” she said. Pippy up front, playing The other players on forward, in their curthe team began calling rent 4-4-2 formulation. her “Pippy.” Then she is moved to Pippy started playmid-field during the ing on a recreational game. team in Manhattan “From a target where she was the only standpoint, she has girl on the team. Aftergreat possession and a Photo courtesy of Lauren Henry ward, she played on clubs high soccer IQ,” said Colin Topeka and eventually Kansas City, lins. “She has fantastic vision. She is where she gained exposure to well-re- able to look at friends and foes in the nowned coaches and some of the best mid-field. [Pippy] is a joy to coach beplayers in Kansas. It was there that she cause of her approach to the game, and began looking at playing soccer for she is a fun person to be around.” Kansas University. The Lady Blues, The once psychology—now Enghowever, ended up being the best fit lish major will start the basketball seafor Pippy. son in November. “Before I came here, it was soccer before school—before life,” she said. But Washburn has enabled her to coalesce her soccer success with other elements of her life. Pippy is a member of the basketball team and part of Ben Fitch is a junior mass media Wasburn’s Leadership Institute. She major. Reach him at benjamin.fitch@ enjoys being a role model on the soc-


Wednesday, October 21, 2009 • Sports

Goalie leaps into starting role

Sports Report


Football Standings NW Missouri St. (4) Missouri Western (12) Central Missouri (21) Washburn (16) Nebraska-Omaha Fort Hays St. Pittsburg St. Missouri Southern Emporia St. Truman St.

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

Overall 7-1 7-1 6-2 6-2 5-3 5-3 4-4 2-5 1-7 1-7

PF 346 333 264 337 270 236 215 155 162 131

PA 123 217 154 172 169 243 206 217 270 283

It’s hard to assume the starting role of a team when little notice is given, but Evan Karembelas of the Topeka RoadRunners did just that to start this season. With an 8-2-2 record so far this year, Karembelas helped the ‘Runners carry the load while expected starter Cooper Frederick was out with an injury. The 20-year-old spent most of his childhood in Ft. St. John, British Columbia, but was born in Greece. His interest in hockey began when he moved to Canada. He has now spent his last four years playing junior hockey. And the role of playing a starter was one that Karembelas didn’t expect at the beginning of the season, but one that he is very appreciative of, despite the fact he’s recently been sidelined with pneumonia and the flu. “Cooper went down and I was kind of forced to play, which is fine with

me,” said Karembelas. “You know, we did well, and I didn’t get the team down in a hole.” Karembelas expects to return to the ice this week or the next and hopes after this weekend’s home games against Albert Lea, he’ll be able to return to the ice. Last season, it was tough for Karembelas as a goalie. He played in the British Columbia Hockey League and wasn’t satisfied with where he was. Now, in his last season of junior hockey, he feels he fits in with the RoadRunners and hopes his effort this year will turn into a college scholarship. So far, he’s gotten a chance to check out the city of Topeka and likes the balance between it and the previous locations he’s played and lived in. Specifically, he feels his team in To-

( )- Division II national ranking (Top 25)

Results Oct. 17

WU 55, PSU 3

Games Saturday

Other WU games upcoming WU at NWMSU, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 31

NWMSU 45, ESU 12 UCM at UNO, 1 p.m. MWSU 36, UCM 21 ESU at TSU, 1 p.m. FHSU 31, UNO 20 MSSU 20, TSU 16

TSU at WU, 1 p.m.

Nov. 7

MSSU at MWSU, 1:30 p.m. WU at ESU, 1 p.m. FHSU at PSU, 2 p.m.

Volleyball Standings

Overall 24-3 22-2 24-3 17-6 18-8 17-9 10-14 10-16 11-16 6-18 8-15

Sets won Sets lost 73 19 68 16 78 16 61 27 64 40 60 37 45 54 44 58 43 58 26 59 34 52

( )- Division II national ranking (Top 25)

WU recent results Oct. 20

WU upcoming schedule Friday

Washburn 3, NW Missouri 1

Washburn at Truman State, 7 p.m.

Emporia State 3, Washburn 2

Washburn at Missouri Western, 7 p.m.

Washburn 3, Fort Hays State 0

Nebraska-Omaha at Washburn, 7 p.m.

Oct. 16


Oct. 14

Oct. 28

Soccer Standings

Truman St. (6) Nebraska-Omaha (7) Central Missouri (8) NW Missouri St. Washburn Southwest Baptist Missouri Western Missouri Southern Emporia St.

Conf. 10-1-0 9-1-1 6-3-1 5-5-1 5-5-0 4-6-0 3-7-1 2-8-0 1-9-0

Overall 11-2-2 10-4-1 7-5-2 9-5-1 8-6-0 6-6-1 5-9-1 4-10-0 1-11-1

GF 31 35 19 17 18 25 20 14 8

GA 9 18 10 13 18 27 23 34 34

( )- South Central Regional ranking (Top 10)

WU recent results Oct. 17

WU upcoming schedule Thursday

Washburn 1, NW Missouri 0, OT

Nebraska-Omaha at Washburn, 6 p.m.

Washburn 2, Emporia State 1

Washburn at Southwest Baptist, noon

Nebraska-Omaha 1, Washburn 0

Truman State at Washburn, 6 p.m.

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Between the pipes: RoadRunners’ goalie Evan Karembelas has taken over in the net for injured starter Cooper Frederick and has led the Topeka to an 8-2-2 record.

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WU offense hopes to keep rolling vs. Bearcats Eric Smith WASHBURN REVIEW Dane Simoneau and the Washburn Ichabod football team set or tied several records last week in their 55-3 victory against the Pittsburg Gorillas. And the Ichabods are hoping they can keep it rolling for their game against the conference-leading Northwest Bearcats at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Maryville, Mo. The No. 16 Ichabods (6-2 overall, 4-2 in the MIAA) face the Bearcats (7-1, 6-0), the fourth-ranked team in the nation, for Homecoming. “Hopefully this momentum carries over to next week,” said Simoneau. “Northwest has got a great team and we’re going to have to come out and play

well.” Northwest Missouri has won the last four against the Bods and has won 37 straight versus MIAA opponents. While the Bearcats’ only loss came to ninth-ranked Abilene Christian, the Ichabods are looking to make it two as they are coming off what coach Schurig called the best the team has played in a while. “It was exciting, we were clicking on our cylinders offensively and defensively,” said Simoneau, from Salina. “We came out and played great against a good Pitt team and kind of put it to them.” Simoneau was 20-of-28 passing for 362 yards and had six touchdown passes which tied both a school and MIAA record for most in a single game. Ichabod Barry Griffiths threw six touchdowns

against Emporia State in 1988. For the performance, Simoneau was awarded with his second MIAA Offensive Player of the Week award. “The credit goes to my offensive line,” said Simoneau. “They’re playing tough and held in there. We got a lot of weapons on offense and some wide receivers that can make big plays and come down with big catches and that makes it easy. I kind of got the easy part because they always seem to get open. “It’s a great honor but I’ve got give credit to my teammates because without them, it doesn’t happen. I got great players around me.” Eric Smith is a senior mass media major. Reach him at eric.smith1@

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Conf. Central Missouri (4) 10-1 Emporia St. (7) 9-1 Washburn (9) 8-3 Nebraska-Omaha (16) 7-3 Truman St. (19) 6-4 Pittsburg St. 7-5 Missouri Southern 3-7 Southwest Baptist 3-7 NW Missouri St. 2-9 Fort Hays St. 2-9 Missouri Western 1-9

peka meshes well and will continue to throughout the season. “The coaching staff basically told me and a few of the veteran guys it’s gonna take good defense, good goaltending and good leadership at the start of the season to pull us through until everyone gels,” said Karembelas. “I think right now we are starting to gel, with our couple of new additions.” Karembelas went on to include that one of the newest additions, Ryan White, was actually awarded the South Division Player of the Week honors for the North American Hockey League. He scored one goal and had three assists last weekend. As the season continues, Karembelas sees the competition between him and Frederick continuing for starting goalie, and even sees the possibility of recently acquired backup Eric Rohrkemper staying on the team as a backup goalie, meaning the ‘Runners will have three solid goaltenders on their roster. And it doesn’t necessarily matter who is the starting goalie. When the season ends, Karembelas wants the RoadRunners to be champions of the NAHL. Their biggest opponent, the St. Louis Bandits, also sit with 18 points in the South Division. “We know we can win it. We go into every game expecting to win. That’s the mindset coming into every game. We don’t care who we’re playing, “said Karembelas. “Having St. Louis in our division, who has won it the last three years, makes for a good test. We expect to win all three of the games coming up against them.”

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Wednesday, OCTOBER 21, 2009

Wong wins 2009 WBT championship

Fall frenzy exciting for hunters Josh Rouse WASHBURN REVIEW

is when deer go willy-nilly. With hormones driving them crazy, it’s possible to get within feet of a buck without him noticing With the changing of leaves you’re there. and the subtle (or not so subtle) Turkeys drop in temperature, a yearning Fall turkey season is develops in many hunters’ generally overlooked because of collective chests that can signal the popularity of deer hunting, but only one thing: hunting season. it can be one of the most exciting This fall is no different than times to chase gobblers. any other, and there are an array The important thing to of seasons that are opening or remember when chasing a tom have already opened for hunters in the fall is that, with leaves to take advantage of. underfoot, you have to be very Deer silent when walking through Deer season is generally one heavily wooded areas. Crackling of the most heavily anticipated leaves are a sure sign for turkeys seasons amongst of a predator. Take it hunters, as the passion slow and easy on your FALL that goes along with and you can HUNTING approach buck fever is severely go unnoticed. contagious. A simple Waterfowl hunting video or sale at Cabelas The duck and goose seasons is often all it takes. open on Halloween, but there’s While the rifle season only nothing tricky about this season. lasts a couple weeks (Dec. 2-13), Waterfowlers are extremely the archery season lasts a whole loyal to their sport, spending three months and can provide hours practicing their calling and some intense fall action. The shooting methods. Though this best course of action during the season goes into the late winter fall is to use a feeder or hunt months, with snow geese going a food plot. Food is one of the as late as spring, the fall really most basic necessities of deer, is the perfect time to get out and and a big pile of corn usually shoot some birds. draws them in. Generally, the duck It is also worth investing migration is the best early on, in a trail camera, so you have while geese see more action an idea of how many deer are toward the end of November, eating in the area, how big they especially snow geese. are and what time they usually Josh Rouse is a junior mass mebegin eating. The rut usually kicks in dia major. Reach him at joshua. around mid-November, and this rouse@

Josh Rouse WASHBURN REVIEW Twenty anglers, 310 pounds of fish and $146,000 in prizes. Stakes were high during the 2009 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmasters Women’s Tour Championship at Louisiana’s Cypress Black Bayou Lake in ShreveportBossier City, La. Judy Wong of Many, La., won her second tour championship Sunday with a three day total of 36.10 pounds of fish, winning $60,000 including cash winnings and merchandise bonuses. W o n g won her first championship Judy Wong in 2007, and has totaled $191,814.50 in career winnings. Pam Martin-Wells of Bainbridge, Ga., took second place with a total of 31.11 pounds. Martin-Wells cashed out $43,000 in cash and merchandise. Martin-Wells has had an impressive career in the WBT, placing 19 times in the top 10 and four times in first place. During the span of her career, she has accumulated $294,427 and averages a lofty $9,814.23 per tournament. She won the first stop of the 2009 tour at Neely Henry Lake in Gadsen, Ala., banking $55,820. All other finishers received only cash winnings, with No. 3 Robin Babb of Livingston, Texas, earning $5,000 with a haul of 30.15 pounds, No. 4 Juanita Robinson of Highlands, Texas, earning $4,000 on 23.5 pounds and No. 5 Melinda Mize of Ben Lomond, Ark., earning $3,500 on 17.14 pounds. Places 17-20 earned $1,500.

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Women’s championship

Final standings Angler Total weight 1. Judy Wong 36.10 2. Pam Martin-Wells 31.11 3. Robin Babb 30.15 4. Juanita Robinson 23.50 5. Melinda Mize 17.14 6. Sheri Glasgow 17.80 7. Janet Parker 16.13 8. Laura Gober 15.70 9. Tammy Richardson 14.11 10. Paula Alexander 14.50 11. Lucy Mize 13.20 12. Debra Petrowski 12.40 13. Lisa Sternard 10.14 14. Kim Bain-Moore 10.14 15. Emily Shaffer 10.13 16. Lisa Johnson 8.15 17. Patti Campbell 8.10 18. Meta Burrell 6.20 19. Dianna Clark 5.90 20. Cindy Hill 5.10

For bow hunters, safety comes first Samantha Tadlock WASHBURN REVIEW Its 6:30 in the morning, and the line is beginning to form. They climb out of their cars and slowly walk to the table where they wait to sign in. The air is chilly, but they don’t seem to notice as they stand in their camouflage shirts. It is nearly hunting season and they are ready to get the season started. Hunter safety courses are now in session. Hunter safety courses are given to teach individuals safe hunting practices. During the course, hunters are taught ethics, conservation and proper firearms use. “I just took my first hunters safety course,” said Josh King, a first time hunter. “It was over the course of two days. I learned a lot, but I am just ready to get out there and hunt.” Hunter safety classes are required for all hunters over the age of 16 in the state of Kansas. In Kansas, bow season opens Sept.

21 and runs through Dec. 31. Archery season is currently the longest running hunting season in Kansas. “With bow season being so long, you really get the chance to make the most out of your hunting season,” said Charlie Browne, an avid Kansas hunter. “The average bow hunter will get about one buck and three doe each season.” Bow hunting offers hunters the opportunity to get closer to the animals that they are hunting. “When you are bow hunting, you have to be a lot more accurate than when you are rifle hunting,” said Browne. “A bow just isn’t as powerful.” For a Kansas resident a bow permit costs $32.50 and the price varies for non-residents. Permits can be purchased at any Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks location or online. Samantha Tadlock is a member of the fall feature writing class.

Gun show on tap for Expo Eric Smith WASHBURN REVIEW

the gun show is “to be able to come in and look at various types and styles from different dealers.” Do you have your tickets to the Colby Jacobson, Expocentre gun show? event coordinator for the gun show, For some, that question is a said while the tables are often sold comedic play on words referring out, many participants often bring to their arms but for true gun their old collectables to the show. enthusiasts, that question gets them “If you come to the show, you excited about the U.S. Weapon can bring a gun to trade or sell to Collectors Big Gun and Knife one of the vendors,” said Jacobson. Show that is coming to the Kansas “A lot of people will just bring in Expocentre’s Exhibition Hall this a gun to see what it’s worth or see Saturday and Sunday. what they can trade it The show, which is for and try to sell it to a FALL open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. HUNTING vendor.” on Saturday and Sunday, Other upcoming is one of five shows that shows at the Expocentre, come to Topeka each year. according to the R.K. Shows Web The shows are put on and site, include Dec. 19 and 20 and Jan. promoted by R.K. Shows, Inc., 23 and 24. based out of Manchester, Iowa For more information on the office manager, Ryan Payton, said show this weekend or upcoming the show is a great place to be if shows, visit the Kansas Expocentre you like weapons and “everything Web site at or the R.K. related to the making and buying Shows Web site at and selling of guns and knives.” The gun show, with its 400 tables for vendors, is open to the public and tickets are $8 for adults Eric Smith is a senior mass media and $2 for children. major. Reach him at eric.smith1@ Payton said the best thing about

2009 HUNTING SEASONS Current seasons: Rail—Sept. 1-Nov. 9 Woodcock—Oct. 17-Nov. 30 Snipe—Sept. 1-Dec. 16 Squirrel—June 1-Feb. 28 Rabbits—All year Bullfrogs—July 1-Oct. 31 Elk—Archery: Sept. 21-Dec. 31; Deer— Archery: Sept. 21-Dec. 31 Fall Turkey—Oct. 1-Dec. 1, Dec. 14-31, Jan. 11-31 Antelope—Archery: Oct. 10-31

Upcoming seasons: Dove—Nov. 7-15 Ducks—Oct. 31-Jan. 3 Canada and Light Geese—Oct. 31-Nov. 8, Nov. 11-Feb. 14 White-fronted Geese—Oct. 31Nov. 8, Nov. 11-Jan. 3 Trapping — Nov. 18-Feb. 15 Deer — Firearm: Dec. 2-13 Elk — Firearm: Dec. 2-13, Jan. 1-March 15 Pheasant & Quail — Nov. 14-Jan. 31, 2010

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