October 17, 2013 | VOl. 91 NO. 6 | waynesburg.edu
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Autumn colors grace Waynesburg's campus University begins search to fill vacant senior staff position
New Dean for Institutional Effectiveness and Planning expected to handle assessment By Nick Farrell Executive Editor
Waynesburg University is preparing to begin the search for a new senior staff member. Dr. Jacquelyn Core, university provost, expects the university to formally announce the search for a new Dean for Institutional Effectiveness and Planning and post the job description for the position online before the end of the week. Core said the search for the new dean will be conducted just like any other search to fill a vacancy in the institution. A job description will be created and posted, a committee will be formed and resumes and applications will be accepted and collected for review. When the interview process begins, Core said the selection committee will hold phone interviews with a some of the top applicants. Those who fair well in the phone interviews will be invited to campus for a face-to-face interview with the committee. After interviewing the chosen pool of candidates, the committee will make a recommendation to Douglas G. Lee, university president, who will make the final decision on the hiring. "I will make a recommendation too, but the president has the final say of a hire at this level," said Core. The university chose to forgo a similar process earlier this year when a search committee recommended Core assume a permenant role as provost. Core said the best interest of the student body will influence much of the search process for this new dean. “We are all here because of the students,” said Core. “Everything boils down to the students and everything we do is driven by decisions that we hope will put the students in the best position and provide the students with the best education and the best experience. Any person we hire at this level, we will mandate that that person be someone who is very
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(Above) Trees turn various shades of colors across Waynesburg University campus. (Below) Students Ciara Scott, Ali Hulsey and Melanie Burchfield enjoy the warm fall temperatures while studying together around the scattered fall leaves.
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Students warned of Stover Scholars meet Judge Grimes computer virus attacking campuses No cases reported yet at Waynesburg By Eric Bost
A new malware computer virus has popped up and has already begun to infect computers around the country. The virus, CryptoLocker, has already corrupted personal computer hard drives on a number of university campuses and private networks around the country, according to William Dumire, executive director of Information Technology Services at Waynesburg University. “The malware is in an email ZIP attachment that appears to come from Waynesburg University or another trusted source. This malware encrypts the end-user’s hard drive making it unusable, then tries to extort payment for the decryption key,”
said Dumire. “If infected, students or any other enduser could potentially lose their data as the drive would have to be formatted and all software reinstalled in order for the device to become usable again.” While CryptoLocker has been seen around the nation, there has yet to be a reported case of the virus at Waynesburg University. Dumire credits that to the warning email sent out to students and faculty last Friday, only a couple of hours after the virus was reported to the campus. “These types of attacks can circulate networks for months or years. Thankfully, there are no specific instances of the virus being reported on our campus,” said Dumire. “This, in large part, is due to the early warning notification distributed by ITS; however, end-users must always be vigilant to help avoid these types of atSee Virus on a3
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Senior Stover Scholar Daniel Czajkowski converses with Greene County Senior Court of Common Pleas Judge Terry Grimes at a recent luncheon. Grimes spoke with the Stover Scholars about his career as a judge.
Greene County judge shares tales of faith and jurisprudence By Jacob Meyer
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“The Stover program focuses on the interplay between Christian ethics and
American constitutionalism with the quest of creatively transforming the Polis [the political sphere]” said Dr. Lawrence M. Stratton, director of the Stover Center for
Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership. Approximately 20 Stover scholars experienced this first-hand when they met Greene County Senior Court
of Common Pleas Judge Terry Grimes on Oct. 3. Judge Grimes, who served 23 years on the bench in See grimes on a2
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The Yellow Jackets extended their winning streak to seven matches on Senior Day.
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October 17, 2013
Chapel speakers explore faith and diveristy in sermons Local speakers hope to spark interest in faith By Matt Koll
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That's what scripture says
Father Rick Thompson, pastor of St. Ann's Parish in Waynesburg, spoke about inviting Jesus into one's personal life during Chapel on Oct. 15. He emphasized the need for all Christians to read the Bible diligently, encouraging students to write in the margins of their own Bibles in order to create a personal dialogue with the scripture. He incorported this message with readings from Luke.
Hardie to share message at next Chapel Dean hopes to uplift students with speech By Samantha Peer
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Chris Hardie may have a remedy for the stress of midterms. With the pressure of exams and papers weighing heavily upon students, they are likely to begin to lose sight of their goals. Haride, assistant dean of Student Services, will emphasize the importance of finishing strong to students in his message at Chapel on Oct. 22. “It’s a great message for the middle of the semester; a message that will help students finish out the year on the right foot,” said Hardie. Hardie hopes his words will really hit home for students who are having a hard time finishing what they are involved in. “I hope to uplift students who are struggling and put them on the right track,” said Hardie. “For anyone who has lost focus, this will help them to regain that focus. For students that have lacked focus from the beginning, this could provide motivation for them to better themselves in these last few months.” Hardie practices what he preaches through his dedication to the American Cancer Society. “My involvement in the organization stems back to 2003,” said Hardie. “I started as an Entertainment Chair for Relay for Life and worked my way up to Chairman of the Committee for the Relay
for Life Planning Committee.” In addition to serving as Chairman of the Relay for Life Planning Committee, Hardie has coordinated a long-distance run called Chris Cross the County. Over the last eight years. This event has raised close to $50,000. The event involves Hardie taking part in an endurance challenge. “I ran from Waynesburg to Pittsburgh one year, threw the javelin ten miles another year, and just last year, we ran to Lake Erie,” said Hardie. Hardie is not alone in his efforts to support the American Cancer Society. “My wife coordinates the Mini-Relay for Life on campus and was the 2011 American Cancer Society Volunteer of the Year,” said Hardie. “She also assists with the County Relay for Life Committee and assists with various fundraisers throughout the community.” Though Hardie and his wife, Assistant Dean of Students, Kelly Hardie, have accomplished much for the organization, it wasn’t always easy.
“It’s been tough at times because the organization in Greene County is limited from time to time with so many great activities and a smaller staff of volunteers, “ said Hardie. “With that limited volunteer staff, many times you have to do your own thing.” Despite the difficulty, the Hardies have always seemed to overcome adversity. “We’ve committed to a lot of things, but if we start them, we finish them,” said Hardie. Hardie firmly believes in the importance of finishing the journeys that we embark on passionately. “Don’t ever quit,” said Hardie. “Even though you’ve done a good job, you can still do a great job.” Hardie attended California University of Pennsylvania, obtaining a degree in Political Science. He remained there for six years, receiving his Master’s in Regional Planning. Hardie was an athlete at the university, participating in track and field, crosscountry and rugby. “I kept my faith while I
was there though it was not a Christian school,” said Hardie. “I made the most of the opportunities that were there.” In his time at Cal U of PA, Hardie was a part of a club for Catholic students in addition to attending Catholic services on campus. However, Hardie attributes his now strong relationship with Christ to his wife, Kelley. “Being with my wife really helped me in my spiritual journey,” said Hardie. “I had a really nice support network with my wife. We attended church every weekend together.” Hardie met his wife while at Cal U as they worked together in residence life. Though Hardie had a really great job before he came to Waynesburg, once he got married, he moved to Waynesburg where his wife was employed. “What really drew me to Waynesburg was the service mission of giving back and the opportunity to be able to interact with students on a daily basis,” said Hardie. “That interaction keeps me passionate about my spiritual journey.” In addition to serving as the Assistant Dean of Student Services at Waynesburg University, Hardie also serves as the Head Coach of the Cross Country team as well as Assistant Coach of the Track team. The scripture that will accompany Hardie’s message on Oct. 22 is 2 Timothy: 4, which includes 2 Timothy 4:7 that states, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”
A typical Tuesday at 11 a.m. on the Waynesburg University campus features the school’s weekly chapel service. Changes to these weekly services are on the way, and some of them are already active and noticeable. Students gather in Roberts Chapel, Waynesburg's newest building, to dedicate some time out of their busy schedules to worship, to learning about God and to growing in their Christian faith and relationship with God. Roberts Chapel, established in 2011, is located at the peak of the campus’ hilly landscape as a guiding point to let students know they have arrived at Waynesburg. Many chapel services have been held in the past two years, but the services always have room for improvement. It is imperative to Rev. Donald Wilson, interim director of Christian Life and leader of the weekly chapel services, to constantly be working to bring in strong Christian influences to enlighten the students. Wilson has worked with local churches within the Waynesburg community to come to chapel and give a sermon. Wilson believes these speakers can have a positive impact on the students. “[By bringing in different pastors,] it gives students the opportunity to experience different types of speakers,” said Wilson. “Some will be formal, some will be casual and some will be more of an intellectual nature to get the full realm of speaking types.” Exposing students to a variety of speakers allows students to catch a glimpse of local Waynesburg churches. “I want folks to see the varying types of churches we have in the community,” said Wilson. “Your college years are a time to really search, question and explore in a very positive way.” This does not mean these pastors are speaking in chapel to pitch their churches to students. Wilson makes it clear that no matter who the
speaker of that week is that they will first and foremost preach the gospel. Some students, like junior communication major Jeff Champ, appreciate the diversity of speakers at the services. “It’s always good to hear from different people and not from the same one,” said Champ. “It provides different ways to get the messages across.” However, other students believe there is still some room for improvement in the relationship between the local churches and the university. “The messages are very genuine and I am thankful for them, and I have checked out some of the pastor’s churches as a result of hearing them speak in chapel,” said senior psychology major Kyle Digiandomenico. “But I feel there is a bit of a disconnect between some of the speakers and the student body. The
“I want folks to see the varying types of churches we have in the community. Your college years are a time to really search, question and explore in a very positive way.”
Rev. Donald Wilson
Interim Director of Christian Life
messages itself are not wrong or bad, there is just not a firm connection being made, in my opinion.” Rev. Wilson highlighted the importance of relating the sermons to students, saying these local pastors should strive to make that connection with each of the students in the congregation. “Anybody that comes to campus should be speaking directly to the students,” said Wilson. “Whether it be in chapel or a guest lecturer, they should challenge the student, but also help the student.” Chris Hardie will be speaking at chapel on Oct. 22 and the new Director of Faith and Mission, Rev. Caroline Poteet, will speak on either Oct. 29 or Nov. 5. Also, Dr. Donald Dawson, executive director for Presbyterian Mission from Pittsburgh Seminary will speak Nov. 12 at Chapel and then again later that night at 7 p.m.
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Greene County before becoming a senior judge, was invited by the Stover scholars to meet religious and political leaders. “Judge Grimes shared with us about his biography in how he worked his way through California University of Pennsylvania for his undergraduate degree, attended law school at Ohio Northern University and how he served through his 23-year term as a judge in Greene County,” said freshman Stover scholar and business management major, John Wicker. Stratton said Grimes talked about how he became a lawyer and how they learned he was actually an engineer. He also fought in the Vietnam War and had a law practice before becoming a judge. “[Grimes] said it was very important for the students
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The Stover Scholars pose with Judge Grimes after their Oct. 3 luncheon on campus. Grimes stressed the importance of taking advantage of the Christian education they are each receiving at Waynesburg. to take full advantage of their education, to learn everything they can, to work hard in a diversity of areas and to always be open to new ideas,” said Stratton. “He emphasized the importance of faith in his life as a Chris-
tian and the importance of ‘dreaming of the betterment of society.’” The Stover Scholars have realized what an amazing opportunity meeting Grimes was. “It is always an incredible
opportunity for the Stover scholars to meet any man or woman who has honorably and faithfully served in his or her duty of office,” said Wicker. “Judge Grimes had not only faithfully served as a senior judge in Greene
County, but also devoted each day in pursuing the Lord in all of his affairs.” Stratton remembered one story Judge Grimes told that stuck out to him. A few years ago, Grimes loaned his tractor to someone he had pre-
viously sentenced to jail for stealing a tractor. However, Grimes had such a sense of people and knew this man was rehabilitated. “That was just a window into his magnanimous spirit,” said Dr. Stratton. “He truly is a pillar of our community and it was an honor for us to meet him.” Senior criminal justice administration and political science major Daniel Czajkowski recalled Judge Grimes stressing the importance of a good education and having Jesus Christ in our lives in the pursuit of our dreams. Czajkowski said the Stover scholars were well-served by hearing Grimes speak and it was an honor to spend time with him. “He was very inspiring,” said Stratton. “He is a man with a fascinating life story, a deep commitment to living his life as a Christian and a fair jurist.”
October 17, 2013
Annual event for Conference selects Randolph's paper education majors Instructor writes about how story telling is used in communicating takes a new form E d u c a t o r s Re c o g n i z e d
By Rebecca Burcham For the Yellow Jacket
Students, not professionals, exchange ideas By Kara Bemer
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The Department of Education has held an annual event where alumni share their career stories. This year, the event “Voices from the Field” was slightly different. On Oct. 3, students gathered in Alumni Hall to listen to three current Waynesburg University students share their internship opportunities from this past summer. This allowed students to hear from close peers they had already developed relationships with, rather than a distant professional. “Students had the opportunity to experience a learning process while serving and it’s important for them to share,” said Debra Clarke, chair of the Department of Education. “Service opportunities are stressed here at Waynesburg University and when they’re experienced, it’s great to hear them.” Rebecca Lane, a junior in the Department of Education, won the Vira I. Heinz scholarship and chose to travel to Kingston, Jamaica. “I chose Jamaica as I wanted to step out of my comfort zone to culturize myself and fulfill my passion,” said Lane. “The culture was alive in Jamaica and there was an education system for me to teach and learn in.” Lane’s internship began May 27 and ended July 22. She worked with deaf educators as a co-teacher and had no experience with sign language. There was no formal training, so she dedicated a significant amount of time in Jamaica to learning sign language through YouTube video tutorials. “There were not many resources and a high crime rate,” Lane said. “There is no such thing as a disability in Jamaica.” Jamaica proved to be an unforgettable experience for Lane, and she advises everyone to follow their passions and to use the world as a classroom. The two other students proved that their internship expanded their experiences
as well, but more locally than Lane. Morgan Brumbaugh and Angele Hagy are both seniors who interned with AmeriCorps in different regions within the city of Pittsburgh. Brumbaugh specifically worked with Methodist United Social Agency as an assistant counselor and floater, where she taught lessons and worked with difficult children. MUSA provides an at risk summer camp for children in kindergarten to sixth-grade and is located in the midst of an unsafe neighborhood filled with crime and poverty. Within the community, basic needs such as hunger were seen as acceptable in children’s lives. “It was a hot summer; long days and exhausting,” said Brumbaugh. “My tears, struggles and sweat were worth it in the end if I could provide a lifelong impact in a child’s life.” Angele Hagy worked with Rankin Christian Center in Monview where they provided a free summer school. This community also had visible signs of poverty and underprivileged children. “All of the children I worked with were special and deserved a chance,” said Hagy. “They just started out with disadvantages.” Hagy knows that teaching children while investing in their lives is her passion and what her future career is meant to be. “Every child has their own story and different motivation. No teacher should give up on them, said Hagy. “This I why I want to work in inner-city schools. I had the opportunity to make a difference in the next generation and no matter where you are, you can choose to do that.” Just as Waynesburg University’s mission statement says, these students truly made “connections between faith, learning and serving so they might faithfully transform their communities and the world.” All three students had the chance to make an impact within a child’s life, either in a setting close to home or far away. “This was a time to prepare students to be servants, leaders and step out of their comfort zones,” said Clarke.
A Waynesburg University instructor’s literary paper was recently accepted into an international conference entitled “Is Thought Action?” The paper details the influence of stories and narratives on bringing people together, preserving history and healing brokenness. Dr. Robert Randolph, a lecturer and writer-in-residence in the Department of English, examines in his paper how people use stories to communicate. He focuses on individuals who are in distress or feel separated from their pasts. “People who are in a hospital facing some kind of serious procedure or lifethreatening diagnosis, they tell stories,” said Randolph. “People who are dispossessed from their country and living in a refugee camp, [if you] ask them what’s going on, they’ll tell a story.” Randolph examines the idea of using liberal arts thinking about stories to help people think about their own lives. He addresses how the principle of workshop theory, a technique in creative writing where people come together and share their stories, could assist those in refugee camps.
“[Refugees] can’t apart from this go back to their [his diagnosis].” country, so it feels Randolph said, like they’ve been by recounting his cut off from their story in medical past,” said Ranterms, this patient dolph. “If a group was letting another could get together author, his doctor, and tell stories step in and confrom their past, it trol that aspect of would rebuild and his life story. He Randolph re-establish that added that in dopast. It wouldn’t be lost.” ing so, the patient lost conRandolph also demon- trol of the narrating role in strates how using creative his life story. writing practices can help Ultimately, the main point individuals retain their own Randolph tries to make life story. comes down to one simple He describes life stories as question: “Who is the narwho we are, what we believe rator in your life story?” The in and what our values are. If answer should always be we let another person step in “me.” to tell us who we are or what Randolph began writing we believe, we lose control of a smaller version of his acour stories. cepted paper approximately Before joining the Waynes- ten years ago. He then took burg University faculty, Ran- a hiatus from writing, but dolph was a hospital chap- the thoughts surrounding lain. He recounts a story that the topic were always on his stood out in his mind during mind. his time at one hospital, in Two years ago, he re-apwhich a patient relinquished proached his work. control of his life story. According to Randolph, “The first patient I talked the process of actually craftto, I asked him how he was ing the paper took about doing. He gave me a reply as three months, but many if I was talking to the doc- years were spent researchtor,” said Randolph. “I really ing theories in the humaniwanted to know about how ties and thinking about their his soul was doing, and he implications. was telling me how his maRandolph feels his paper chines are reading. But I’m has useful information and is really interested in how he’s pleased about its acceptance doing, if he has an identity to the conference.
“In the academic community, I think that’s what we should do,” said Randolph. “We should try to share things that are going to help other people.” Dr. Dana Baer, interim chair of the Department of English and Foreign Languages, expressed positive feedback for Randolph’s accomplishment. “We are excited and proud that Dr. Randolph’s talents as a writer have been acknowledged internationally,” said Baer. “He is an inspiration to, and a model for faculty and students who write. We trust that [he] will introduce a new audience to the exceptional quality of faculty members and students at Waynesburg University.” The conference will take place in Amsterdam, Nov. 28-29. It is hosted by the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis, with the theme of Exploring Tensions Between Academic Theory and Praxis. The topics at the conference will explore how subjects in the humanities, such as history, language and philosophy, can affect a practical world. Randolph, along with his wife and daughter, will travel to Amsterdam a few days before the conference begins to spend time in the surrounding area.
Kefferstan elected at non-profit company Education professor to begin three-year term on advisory board By John Lydic
A Waynesburg University professor was recently elected to the advisory board of one of the country’s top nonprofit companies. Dr. Robert Kefferstan, professor of education, was elected to a three-year term on the advisory board of the Learning Disabilities Association of America. Doris Johnson of Northwestern University, who was one of Kefferstan’s professors, nominated Kefferstan for the board. LDA is the largest non-profit volunteer organization advocating for individuals with learning disabilities. “The advisory board is a national entity that is made up of individuals from all of the various areas that support the Learning Disabilities Association,” said Kefferstan. “We are a group that advises the administration of the Learning Disabilities Association about what directions they should take, how to spend and what programs to work on, and also we do presentations to legislators to try to secure funding on
projects we we’d ing on in research like to see. “ areas, specifically Kefferstan is in neurological and the learning phase neuroscience.” right now, but he Kef ferst an is hopes to contriblooking forward ute more as he to his work with gains experience the advisory board and continues to because he believes climb the ladder. it will help him in “The first couhis career as an Kefferstan ple meetings are educator. for me to learn what they’ve “Hopefully I’ll be able to done in the past and to learn bring back things to this state what their direction is, so I’m and to talk with the Pennsylsort of going to be an observ- vania Department of Educaer,” said Kefferstan. “The fo- tion and even with superincus will be to provide the best tendents to let them know services for individuals with what is going on nationally,” learning disabilities from said Kefferstan. “Hopefully birth through adulthood.” I can learn what’s going on The LDA advisory board more in the schools in the has been involved with many state.” families working to assist inKefferstan also believes his dividuals with learning dis- work with the LDA could pay abilities. dividends for his students. The LDA has over 100 “I think anything we can states and local affiliates take from these deliberations throughout the world. Kef- and our focus for our agenferstan hopes to learn a lot da of action can be brought from this experience. forward by todays students,” “I want to learn what other said Kefferstan. “I think if we areas are pushing as their say to them this is important, agendas,” said Kefferstan. then they will be the next “I’m representing the edu- flag bearers of what should cational sector for students be done.” with learning disabilities. I Kefferstan’s continued want to find out what is go- work and contributions have
been noticed by his fellow colleagues. “Dr. Kefferstan’s colleagues in the Education Department applaud the work that he has done over the years with LDA,” said Debra Clarke, department chair and assistant professor of education. “We share his excitement as he has moves into his new leadership role with the organization.” Clarke thinks that professor’s involvement in programs like these provides a true example to their students. “We encourage our students to dedicate themselves to service and leadership in the education profession,” said Clarke. “Dr. Kefferstan’s work with LDA provides students with a real life example of that professional service and leadership.” Kefferstan believes sharing what they have learned provides the change necessary for a nation. “I think as our nation and our world continue to change, we have to be able to provide the education that students can be successful in a world we can’t even define right now,” said Kefferstan.
Virus: Campuses ravaged, but WU unscathed Continued from A1
tacks or infections on their personal computers and our shared networks.” Anti-viruses such as SophoLabs have detected CryptoLocker by the name Troj/ Ransom-ACP because the
virus holds files for ransom; it encrypts data and tries to sell it back to the person affected by the virus. According to SophoLabs, the virus installs itself into the documents and settings folder on a person’s PC using a randomly generated name and adds itself to the list of
programs in the registry that are opened automatically. CryptoLocker then produces a long list of server names in different domains, makes web connections to each responding server name and then uploads a small file with an ID. The server creates a public-
private key pair that only uses your ID and sends the public card back to the computer. The malware on the computer uses that key to encrypt the files it can find that match multiple extensions. The files can include images, documents and spreadsheets. The malware pops up a “pay page” that gives you a limited time to buy back the private key for your data for about $300. Because the virus is presented as a ZIP file, Dumire said that students can prevent the virus from spreading to their computers while ITS continues to evaluate the problem. “They [students] are the final link in defending against these threats,” said Dumire. “Never open a ZIP file in an unsolicited e-mail regardless of the apparent source. Always contact our ITS Help Desk with any questions or concerns.” Students can contact the Help Desk by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 17, 2013
Opportunities await WCTV leader interns in the Big Apple nursing majors at Job Externship By Chelsea Dicks Managing Editor
Students will network with employers By Carson Fox
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Assistant Professor of Nursing Melany Chrash believes Waynesburg has a reputation that speaks for itself because its graduates have been hired over the years by the likes of Johns Hopkins and Case Western. “Everybody recognizes [Waynesburg],” said Chrash. “Even though we are a small university, Waynesburg’s name is out there because of the quality of our program. We have a stellar reputation.” Chrash believes it is advantageous for students in the Department of Nursing to attend Wednesday’s Nursing Job Externship Fair because of the possible employment opportunities it provides. She thinks it is positive for students to present themselves and communicate in a professional manner with recruiters and understand employer’s expectations of new graduates because some will not hire graduates who have not passed their National Council Licensure Examination. “You can’t practice [nursing] unless you have passed your NCLEX exams,” said Chrash. “You just can’t be a nurse.” This is not an issue for students of Waynesburg’s Department of Nursing because for the past five consecutive years, graduates have received a 100 percent pass rate on the NCLEX examination. Senior nursing major Derrick Conner strongly feels Waynesburg University has prepared him for the professional world through his classes and extracurricular activities. He credits his professors for providing him and his fellow students with typical interview questions, conducting mock interviews and teaching skills in both the classroom and clinical setting. As a result of attending last spring’s job fair, Conner received a clinical associate position at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va. He said he received excellent clinical experience as well as time management skills through serving an increased number of patients that he wasn’t able to experience at clinical prior to his senior year. According to Conner, the
job fair is an excellent resource for upcoming graduates. “The event not only offers career opportunities but internships and summer jobs alike,” said Conner. “The career fair also offers students an opportunity to talk to employers before applying as well as comparing multiple outlets in one setting. At the very least, it gets students into thinking about their future.” Kristen Jones, recruitment and retention specialist at Ruby Memorial Hospital, believes Waynesburg University has strong alumni who are well prepared when they graduate. She notes that they have strong clinical skills, a good pass rate with their registered nurse boards and knowledge during the orientation process. According to Jones, Ruby Memorial Hospital attends events like these at Waynesburg on a recurring basis for a couple of reasons. “[We come on a recurring basis] because we get such strong candidates from Waynesburg,” said Jones. “We like to maintain that relationship with the university and the students to let them know about Ruby [Memorial Hospital], what we have to offer and what they have to offer once they enter the job market.” Even though Ruby Memorial Hospital is the medical center for nursing students at West Virginia University, Chrash believes that because of the reputation that precedes Waynesburg’s nursing students and the previously mentioned positive relationship with the hospital, Waynesburg students often get hired over WVU students upon graduation. This is positive news for current and future Waynesburg nursing students due to the projected growth in the nursing field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Employment Projections for 2010-2020, a study released released in February 2012, the Registered Nursing workforce is the top occupation in terms of expcted job growth through 2020. The total number of job openings for nurses due to growth and replacements is expected to reach 1.2 million by 2020. The Nursing Job Externship Fair will be held from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Oct. 23 in the Rudy Marisa Fieldhouse. Over 20 organizations have currently committed to attending the fair. A complete list of attendees can be found in the Stewart Sciences Building.
Waynesburg University has its share of success stories. Plenty of students have left Waynesburg with a degree in hand, and according to the recent career path analysis published by the school, many of these students are now employed. Some students, like Kelly Witas, have the opportunity make great strides in their career before their time at Waynesburg is even complete. Witas, a senior communication major, had the opportunity to intern at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in New York City this past summer. From June 3 to Aug. 14, Witas found herself in the heart of one of the most iconic cities in America. “I heard about the internship through my cousin,” said Witas. “She knows the engineer in charge out there at The Daily Show and told me about the option.” Witas sent in her resume, and though she didn’t include a cover letter, she still received a phone call. Instead of doing a phone interview, Witas made the long journey up to New York City for a face-to-face conversation with the interviewer. Along with this internship option, The Chew, an ABC segment all about food, also received her resume. To widen her options, Witas also went through the interview process with them, but her heart still longed for The Daily Show. In the end,
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Kelly Witas (left) and her fellow interns wait to be seated at a restaurant. Witas learned about TV production this summer at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. she had to string them on until she heard back from them. The interview was normal according to Witas, who believes she made a good impression that stuck with the interviewers. “I think if you go into an interview and feel you are confident, you will be confident and it will show,” said Witas. Out of hundreds who applied for the internship, Witas was one of 16 interns chosen for the openings. “I was in a meeting when I got the message,” said Witas. “And I couldn’t believe it and I ran out to find Sarah Bell [a recent Waynesburg University graduate] and we jumped and hugged.” At her internship, Witas worked with the eight different departments within the behind-the-scenes aspects of The Daily Show. During the first five weeks of the internship, she worked in the control room where she would help with the tape library and sit and observe
what was going on. Her duties in the tape library consisted of logging, labeling, organizing and going through clips for the show. For the following five weeks, Witas was placed in the audience where she got to interact with the people attending the show. She would give the audience the speech of what is permitted and not permitted during the show and handled correspondence within emails. Witas also continued to help out in the tape library as well. For Witas, her favorite part of the internship was getting to interact and watch the audience, which surprised her. “I really do not care for public speaking,” said Witas. “But getting to see the audience’s reactions to the cast was hilarious for me.” To Witas, these famous people she had the opportunity to work with were just normal people in her eyes. It wasn’t a big deal for her. “They do not want to be
Domestic Violence Awareness Visible on Campus
seen as these gods; they want to be seen as normal people,” said Witas. To her, they are co-workers. The homey feeling that encompassed Witas while working at The Daily Show surprised her. She was surprised by the laid back environment that everyone on the set created. “Here, we are taught to be very professional,” said Witas. “But people are people, and after spending hours and hours together, you know you have to have fun, you have to let loose a little.” Witas said her co-workers became her second family. She was informed by several others at her internship location that she needed to loosen up and be less professional. Witas believes that her real life experiences within her major helped make this dream now a memory. “This job far passed what I expected,” said Witas. “I didn’t realize how hands-on it was actually going to be.”
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Purple ribbons scattered throughout campus, including this ribbon tied to a tree outside Miller Hall, represent the need for domestic violence awareness. Waynesburg University and the surrounding community is adorned with these ribbons during October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Dean: Search begins for new senior staff member
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student-centered.” Core stated that the person hired to fill this role will carry out some duties similar to the Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Planning position that Core
was hired to fill last spring. At that time, Core’s functions involved determining how assessment of the university could be used to improve the different aspects of the student experience. While Core now focuses on the academic aspects of the university as provost, the university is searching for a new staff member that can assume duties similar to that of Core’s original position. “This person will have some of the duties of a traditional undergraduate dean as well, but we want someone that can definitely shepherd us through the accreditation process, through building our assessments as well as some other things like grant writing,” said Core. The ideal Dean for Institutional Effectiveness and Planning was defined by Core as someone who will enhance the university’s reputation through the implementation of the institution’s strategic goals and by creating unique
ways for Waynesburg to stand out. “We’re pretty proud of where we are, so taking us to the next level as an institution is something we’re interested in,” said Core. Based on some feedback from faculty members, Core said the job description for the position was phrased with the purpose of assisting the faculty. Core hopes the job description will attract candidates capable of serving the needs of the faculty and adding strength to certain areas of the institution. “The duties we have given to the person in the job description are really driven by what the faculty has indicated they would like to see this person be available to do,” said Core. "We are always falling back on our shared governance structure here, and this is no exception to that.” According to Core, all candidates are required to submit a statement of faith in their application for the position.
This is a requirement for all new hires because, in order to stay true to its mission of faith, learning and serving, the university is committed to creating a faith-centric atmosphere in the classrooms and around campus. “I think we are so closely tied to our mission that it’s important that we have faculty and staff that can live out that mission,” said Core. “We do want an environment where that mission plays itself out in our instruction and in our decision making.” Core stated that time is not an issue in this process; the search committee will take its time sifting through each application until an exceptional candidate presents himself or herself to the university. “We aren’t in a tremendous hurry. We want to make sure we get the right candidate,” said Core. “There isn’t a time table in terms of [hiring] someone by a specific date. We’ll look until we find the right person.”
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Eliminating foodborne illness one safety class at a time By Kimmi Baston
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On Tuesday, Oct. 15, Penn State Extension’s ServSafe food safety class came to Greene County to teach food handlers how to prevent foodborne illnesses. The class ran from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will continue on Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to noon, followed by an exam from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Carrie Masterson, program assistant for health and food safety at Penn State Extension and instructor for the ServSafe course, understands the immense consequences that come with a lack of safe food practices and hopes to convey this to her classes. “In the U.S., there’s an estimated 48 million cases of foodborne illnesses each year,” said Masterson. “It’s really important that
people understand and follow state food safety codes.” ServSafe, one of many courses offered through Penn State Extension, uses the 6th edition of a book entitled ServSafe Manager that comes from the National Restaurant Association. Masterson teaches the ServSafe course in Greene, Westmoreland, Indiana, Armstrong, Washington and Fayette counties. Attendees include employees of food establishments, gas stations and even farmer’s markets. Participants in the course pay $175, which covers the cost of the book and the proctoring of the exam. Taken at the end of 10 hours of instruction, the exam consists of 80 multiplechoice questions; students must answer 60 of them correctly to pass the course and
“In the U.S., there's an estimated 48 million cases of foodborne illnesses each year. It's really important that people understand and follow state food safety codes.”
Program Assistant for Health and Food Safety, Penn State Extension
become ServSafe certified. The certification remains valid for five years. The course covers the following topics: providing safe food; biological, physical, and chemical forms of contamination; how to handle food safely; the purchase, receipt, storage, preparation and service of food; food safety management; safe facilities; pest management and cleaning and sanitizing. Of the 48 million cases of foodborne illness each year, approximately 128,000 of them result in hospitalization and 3,000 result in
death. Mishandling food is the cause of 95 percent of these cases. As such, the course puts particular emphasis on avoiding mishandling of food. “We really focus on the five major risk factors for foodborne illnesses, which are purchasing food from unsafe places, holding food at incorrect temperatures, failing to cook food correctly, using contaminated equipment and practicing poor personal hygiene,” said Masterson. Pennsylvania law used to
dictate that food-related establishments always have a certified person on staff. The development of technology has changed that. “The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture doesn’t require a certified person to be on staff at all hours, but they do require someone certified to be available by phone at all operating hours,” said Masterson. Masterson also explained the state recommends that non-profit organizations that carry out food-related fundraisers, such as volunteer fire departments or churches, have at least one ServSafe certified person on staff. These groups can be inspected and shut down by the Department of Health. In lieu of the full ServSafe class, however, such personnel can take a shorter, threehour class entitled Cooking
for Crowds. This class is also offered by Penn State Extension. Penn State Extension works with the Penn State College of Agricultural Science and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture to provide food safety courses for the state. They offer courses in many other areas as well, which can be found at extension psu.edu. Employees of Penn State Extension’s Health and Food Safety Department, like Masterson, essentially work to educate Pennsylvania workers about the importance of food safety and the ways by which it can be achieved. It is their hope that if food handlers are properly informed, the number of foodborne illnesses in the U.S. can be drastically reduced.
Students take amazing journey through There will be Greene County, Waynesburg campus Moore's: Hot dog vendor puts rumors of closure to rest By Katherine Blum and Jacob Meyer
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At 4 p.m. on Oct. 15, Martin Hall hosted the second annual Waynesburg University Amazing Race. The race, a campus-wide event free of charge for students, was the first of a series of Residence Life events. Community was the theme of this event, while themes of the other events include diversity and outreach. Although most of the tasks were on campus, participants were led into downtown Waynesburg for a specific task. Students were to take a picture of themselves in The Locker Room on High St. and send a picture to five friends. “So you are actually advertising for the store while participating in the event,” said Resident Director of Martin Hall Chris Arney. “My thought with that was to help a local business by getting people to be aware of the store.” Last year the race had multiple off campus locations to familiarize students with the community. “The Amazing Race went really well last year, so we decided to do it again,” said Arney. “But, I wanted the main focus this year to stay on campus to promote team building.” The winning team consisted of sophomores Nate Labishak, Timmy Kaiser, Tim Plansinis and junior Tyler Miller, who split the first place prize of $150 prize equally. The second place prize was $50, and $25 was given to the third place
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(Above) After Nate Labishak, Timmy Kaiser, Tim Plansinis and Tyler Miller complete one of the tasks in Waynesburg University's Amazing Race, they hurry to figure out the clue so that they can run to their next destination. The four boys split a $150 cash prize for coming in first place at the race. (Right) Amanda Hooker and Cody Hillberry read on the run as they race from Martin to the wherever the clue Hooker reads takes them. The couple made good time getting to Willison Hall. finishers. A total of 18 students teamed for the race. The six teams met outside of Martin Hall to review the rules and
collect the first clue, which led them down to Willison Hall. After finding anwers to trivia questions about up-
coming student activities events onWillison’s bulletin board, players were given See Racing on B4
Eric Moore’s portable hot dog cart has become a popular eatery in Waynesburg over the last five years, but according to the owner of Moore’s Hot Dogs, some changes are in the works. In a Facebook post dated Sept. 30, Moore announced his intention to sell his hot dog cart. Since then, he has been contacted by an investor that wants him to keep the cart and, contrary to rumors, Moore will keep the hot dogs grilling. “Selling the cart is the last resort I want to take,” said Moore. “Since making that post, I have an investor interested in keeping that going, so I’ve been keeping my fingers crossed that does happen.” Moore owns two vital pieces of equipment: the cart that he prepares the hot dogs on and sells from, and the food truck that transports everything. He said he planned to sell his cart and put that money toward the purchase of a new food truck, but the investor that has come forward may allow him to keep both for the time being. Moore, who has sold gourmet hot dogs just off Waynesburg University’s campus and at other venues around the area, said he has been victimized by a small selling window that has sty-
mied his income. He said he can’t sell hot dogs in the winter because the water tanks on his cart freeze, preventing him from giving customers the products they want and stopping him from making a profit that will allow him to advance his business. “The problem with the hot dog cart is that it’s so weather dependent and seasonal dependent that, while I make good money in the summertime, I have to save my pennies in the wintertime,” said Moore. “It kind of cancels itself out.” Moore now has an alternative set for his business that will allow him to generate income year round. He said he plans to transition from selling hot dogs to selling doughnuts out of his truck, without needing the hot dog cart, in order to earn enough money to one day sell both products from a mobile set up. “Definitely the path I want to take is selling doughnuts because of the size of my food truck,” said Moore. “If I go with hot dogs on the truck, which is maybe another step that I’ll take later on, I want to have deep fryers to make French fries to go along with the hot dogs.” This is an idea that has always interested Moore since it provides him with a product he can sell in any weather. See Moore's on B4
Greene County unemployment rate at a statewide average By Ryan Schwertfeger For the Yellow Jacket
Since the financial crisis hit the American economy in 2008, citizens, politicians and economists have carefully watched the unemployment rate at the national, state and local levels to monitor whether and how much the nation was recovering. For certain areas of the country, the comeback after the “Great Recession” did not take long. For other area, locals found and are still finding it difficult to return to a normal lifestyle, the normalcy they knew before the country's financial collapse.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in Greene County the unemployment rate in pre-recession January 2008 was 6.4 percent. Using January as a guide to compare the years following, the unemployment rate rose immediately following the downturn, showing a one percent increase to 7.4 percent in 2009, and increasing again to 8.5 percent in 2010. The unemployment rate started to decrease in 2011, reaching 6.6 percent in January 2012. Currently, unemployment is falling with the numbers at 6.1 percent in August. Compared to the other
counties in Pennsylvania, the BLS has shown that Greene County’s statewide unemployment rate is average. At the national level, according to BLS, Greene County is above average in the weekly wages its residents receive. In fact, the BLS notes “46 of the 48 counties in Pennsylvania with employment below 75,000 had average weekly wages lower than the national average of $984. The exceptions were Montour County ($1,127) and Greene County ($1,086).” Where Greene County falls behind is in new growth. Its neighbor Washington
County had the fastest employment gain in all of Pennsylvania, according to the BLS, and was 10th among the 328 largest counties in America. Greene County’s economy will soon be hurt when FirstEnergy closes down the Hatfield Ferry power plant. “This is a real blow with Hatfield closing,” said Pam Snyder, State Rep. of the 50th District. “With Greene County and the 50th District, we have become a little more diversified; with the Marcellus Shale here, there has been a lot of additions of gainful employments and additional ways for the economy to
grow.” Those affected by the layoffs in Greene County may not be able to replace their job in Washington County, where jobs are quickly being generated.
“The closing of these power plants [Hatfield and Mitchell] will definitely have an economic impact on this region,” said Snyder. The Washington County Economic Development Partnership details the top employment sectors in the county, which are healthcare and social assistance, manufacturing and retail trade all of which will not help fill the void felt by the power plant’s closure. “I have high hopes,” said Snyder. “Even with the devastating news of the plant closing, I still have high hopes for this region and believe it will continue to grow.”
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Reviving WU Idol Actions of students at WU Idol lack class
Waynesburg Idol is a wildly popular event on campus in which students line up outside of the doors of the Goodwin Performing Arts Center for an hour before the show to ensure they obtain a seat within the auditorium. It is rare for the stairs of the auditorium to be utilized to accommodate the crowd wishing to see the event. However, the stair sitters do not mind resting upon the cement staircase if it guarantees them an opportunity to view the campus’ most popular event of the year. For years, Waynesburg University Student Activities Board has entertained students with the phenomenon of Waynesburg Idol; however, recent events occurring during the spectacle have detracted from the spirit of the much anticipated show. The surprise appearance of Gil Ghillie, the anonymous individual hidden beneath a ghillie suit that walked onto the stage uninvited during the Waynesburg Idol finale, was an unnecessary addition to the show. Waynesburg Idol is an event intended to showcase
the talent of the student body, and any attention diverted from the student contestants is shameful. Additionally, in an era in which mass shootings at public events have become all too common, such an action is greatly frowned upon. Waynesburg Idol is an opportunity for students to display their singing abilities. Therefore, students should vote according to the talent level of the contestants, casting only one vote. In order to maintain the competitiveness and integrity of WU Idol, those in attendance must vote accordingly. This is not to say that if students feel that the individual awarded the title of Waynesburg Idol is undeserving of the label, they may display their disgust with the results through ill-mannered actions such as leaving the auditorium as the winner is announced. Such impolite displays are disrespectful and extremely unproductive. This is simply an attempt to revive a well-received Waynesburg University tradition.
A call to our generation Social media not acceptable as a news source
You will never find quality news stories in the category of “140 characters or less,” so why would you rely on Twitter to give you the latest political reports? The trend seems to be that college students are uncaring, or simply unaware, of global news regarding politics and economics. Often, students are simply too busy to sit down and watch the news, but that is no excuse for ignorance of our world’s workings. Yes, we are the social media generation, but social media is not the answer for news stories that impact the entire globe. If you want the real scoop on the government shutdown or the crisis in Syria, put down the iPhone and pick up a newspaper. Get off Twitter and read the news. While broadcast news, much like social media, can deliver breaking news the moment it happens, news-
papers are more likely to provide in-depth analysis that is necessary for quality national or global news topics. The News Digest section on the opposing page is a great way to stay up-to-date with current events worldwide. The ‘Cheat Sheet’ section gives a great summary of recent local, national and global news stories each week, and the ‘In the News’ portion provides a synopsis of a nationally or globally trending topic. If a weekly publication isn’t enough to fill your hunger for news, pick up one of the three daily papers on newsstands in the Stover Campus Center or Benedum Dining Hall. They’re free. The bottom line: students should care about the world they live in, and should look to quality sources for important news stories. While you’re at it, you could even put aside social media for a little while and read a book.
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October 17, 2013
The journey to become who you are Chelsea Dicks Columnist
We’re about to get deep. This is your only warning, before you read anymore, to turn back. Are you still with me? Good – you’re curious. I want us to look back and reflect. Reflect on who we were, where we have gone and who we have become. Because I just realized something: I have changed. And I
bet you have, too. College is the time when many of us “find ourselves.” At least, that is what I read and heard from many people before my college years. To be honest, I didn’t really believe in this idea. I believed I knew who I was: a brown-haired girl whose aspiration was to write, was a Christian and loved the country laidback lifestyle with all her heart. Now, most of these things have not changed. I still physically have curly brown hair, I am still going to
college to become a writer, and my cowgirl boots can often be seen tapping to a country music tune. But am I the same? Are you the same? I surely hope not. If you are like me and did not realize how far you have come from what you once were, here are some questions to ask yourself: Have you made any big decisions within the last couple of years? Who and what have they involved? What was the outcome of
this decision? And the most important question, where are you now? I have grown up surrounded by the Christian faith. My mother and father, uncles and aunts, grandparents and friends all were solid believers. I heard more about God and His history than I had heard about my own family's, so I knew He must be a very important part of my existence. I had made the hardest deSee Change on B3
Higher education a privilege, not a right Rob Longo Columnist
We live in an age where everything is underappreciated. One of the biggest things my generation underappreciates is the right to a higher education. Better yet, make that the right to any education. L a s t Fr i d ay, Ma l a l a Yousafzai was a finalist for the Nobel Peace Prize. She did not win, but her mes-
sage continues to be heard – as well as bring controversy to the traditional Eastern World. Last October, Yousafzai, who was 15 at the time, was shot at point-blank range in the face on her school bus in her native country, Pakistan. Miraculously, she survived. The Taliban is culpable of shooting Yousafzai, all because she went to school to improve her life. Let me put things into perspective. While there is a teenage girl fighting for her
right just to be educated, on the other side of the globe, there are teenagers dropping out of school here in the United States. More than 3 million teenagers drop out of school in the U.S. each year, according to a study published in April by the Children’s Trend Database. Even though receiving a high school diploma is vital, the big issue is at the college level. Students all around the country at various colleges almost feel a sense of entitlement to a college degree. It’s
not. A higher education is a privilege, not a right. It seems almost every day at Waynesburg, I overhear a conversation or hear someone complain about going to class, whether it’s grumblings about homework or just spending an hour of one’s day in a lecture. Or even worse, about how a person never goes to class in general. People on the campus of Waynesburg, and all other college campuses across the country, are extremely See Privilege on B3
Instructor aims for further service James tanda
On Mond ay O c t. 7, Waynesburg University’s Criminal Justice Club met at the Crime Scene Investigation House with over 30 students and the club’s officers in attendance. As a new Criminal Justice Instructor at Waynesburg University, I had the pleasure of being there and meeting a lot of criminal justice students whom I don’t have in class. As this club’s new faculty representative, I wanted to bring something more than the career advice and federal law enforcement experience that I could offer. I wanted to challenge this club to involve themselves in the wonderful world of support for the Special Olympics, a tremendous cause that has been near and dear to my heart for twenty-five years. Sort of a bring the horse to water concept. The guest speaker for this meeting was Jim Binz, who is the Field Director for the Special Olympics in Western Pennsylvania. Binz described the history and mission of the Special Olympics and the specific goals of his Special Olympic committees throughout various counties in Western Pennsylvania. He also explained the strong bond between law enforcement and the athletes of the Special Olympics, here in our region and throughout the country. Supporting the Special
Olympics is not a new or novel idea when it comes to its history and deep connections to law enforcement and the criminal justice field. Nationally and internationally, law enforcement is the single largest supporter (and greatest fundraiser) of the Special Olympics. I learned this first-hand many years ago during my service to both federal law enforcement and the Special Olympics in Maryland and Washington, D.C. However, I recently became more engaged with particular events such as the Law Enforcement Torch Run and the Polar Plunges, which are two of the Special Olympics’ largest fundraisers. In addition to these two high profile annual events, the Special Olympics conduct hundreds of other competitions and fundraising events alongside of law enforcement in every state in America. Pennsylvania is no exception. Similar to its connection to law enforcement, support for the Special Olympics is not a new idea when it comes to its long history with colleges and universities across the country. Students and student athletes from the largest universities to the smallest of private colleges have a rich tradition of giving their time, resources, love and spirit of volunteerism to this worthy cause. The Special Olympics of PA is committed to providing year round sporting events and related social activities for the intellectually challenged of all ages.
At its peak, Greene County had over 150 athletes who were involved with the Special Olympics. Most recently, those numbers are closer to 60, ranging from youth to adults. It is Jim Binz’s job to revitalize the Special Olympic program here in Greene County and it is now my personal goal to unite Waynesburg University’s long history of giving back to the community with Binz’s revitalization efforts. In my short time here at Waynesburg, I have witnessed the tremendous spirit of giving, faith and commitment to volunteerism and helping those in need. After seeing the students’ very strong interest and show of support at this initial Criminal Justice Club meeting, I suspect this particular group will take the ball and run with it regarding this mission - as they have so many others. Like most truly worthy efforts, this will require the student’s personal commitment of time, work, energy and hugs to make this venture a success. (For a few of these students who are already involved with the Special Olympics you know what I mean regarding the hugs.)
In the last three years, SOPA has grown as fast as any state in the country with regards to its numbers, community involvement and fundraising efforts. I’m happy to say southwestern Pennsylvania specifically leads the entire Commonwealth’s expansion in all three of these areas. Special Olympic athletes participate in basketball, track and field, bocce ball, distance running and walking, swimming, skiing and numerous other sports that are traditionally associated with the Olympic games. These special Olympians compete at the local level such as Greene County and then, like most other competitions, move on to regional or sectional competitions such as Slippery Rock, Bloomsburg and Villanova universities within the state. As many of these athletes move on to national and international competition, they need support from volunteers in the way of sponsors, funding, coaching and even judging. Recent International Special Olympics have been held in China, Greece, South Korea and the United States, so See olympics on B4
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October 17, 2013
Cheat Sheet: Young Pakistani makes big changes Editor's Note: The following is a synopsis of a recent topic trending in world or national news.
Malala Yousafzai was 15 years old when she was shot in the head while on her way home from school on Oct. 9, 2012. Just one year later, after a miraculous recovery, the 16-year-old Pakistani girl was a candidate for a Nobel Peace Prize. Malala has captivated the world with her story and her mission for education for all, especially girls in the Swat Valley in Pakistan. According to the Washington Post, Malala has spent the past few months traveling the globe speaking about education. Yousafzai has spoken at Harvard University and to a World Bank audience in Washington, D.C. She has also appeared on “The Daily Show with John Stewart,” in which she left Stewart speechless at various points. She received a standing ovation from the United Nations and met Preident Obama and his family in the White House. She became a candidate for a Nobel Peace Prize and won the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. The European Parliament gave the award to her. According to the New York Times, the only other nominee for the Sakharov Prize was Edward Snowden, the American intelligence contractor who leaked intel-
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Malala Yousafzai, a 16-year old Pakistani girl, was shot last year by the Taliban for advocating education in Pakistan. She was recently nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize and has become an inspiration to women. ligence documents belonging to the United States. According to the Washington Post, Malala was considered to be the likely favorite for the Nobel Peace Prize, but lost to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the group in charge of removing chemical weapons in Syria. All of this happened just one year after Malala was shot in the head. Malala’s rise to international popularity began in 2009, when the Taliban moved into the Swat Valley, according to an interview with the English newspaper “The Telegraph.” Malala stated that it began with just talking about Islam
and its teachings. “But then later on when we used to have the summons they were saying that the girls should not go to school,” said Malala. “They were against the going of the girls to market. They were against the women’s rights.” According to the New York Times, at the age of 11 she began to write an anonymous blog for the BBC, chronicling her life under Taliban rule and then was later the focus of documentaries by the New York Times. Malala and her father were forced to flee to Abbottabad, the town where Osama Bin Laden was killed in 2011, according to the New York
Times. After operations by the Pakistani Army threw out Taliban fighters from the area, she began to grow in prominence and became an activist. According to the New York Times, over the next year or so, small groups of Taliban fighters began creeping back into the Swat Valley, eliminating community leaders they believed had collaborated with the government. They would eventually target Malala. According to the Washington Post, Malala told the World Bank audience that had she had the chance, she would have told her attacker,
“You can shoot me, but listen to me first. I want education for your sons and daughters. Now I have spoken, so do whatever you want.” Her life was saved after emergency surgery and she was eventually sent to England for rehabilitation, where she now resides. According to the Washington Post, Malala is visiting the U.S., partly to promote her new memoir, “I Am Malala.” According to the Washington Post, she has received new death threats from the Taliban, who have claimed they will attack any place that sells her book. After Malala lost the Nobel Peace Prize, according to the
Huffington Post UK, the Taliban in Pakistan stated that they were “delighted.” “We are delighted that she didn’t get it. She did nothing big so it’s good that she didn’t get it,” spokesman Shahidullah Shahid told the Agence France-Presse in a phone call. “This award should be given to the real Muslims who are struggling for Islam. Malala is against Islam, she is secular.” Malala was not deterred by not winning the Nobel Prize or by the new threats. “When I think of myself, I have a lot to do,” said Malala. “So I think that it’s really an early age, and I would feel proud when I would work for education, when I would have done something, when I would be feeling confident to tell people, ‘Yes! I have built that school, I have done that teachers’ training, I have sent that much children to school.’ Then I will be feeling proud. Then if I get the Nobel Peace Prize, I will be saying, ‘Yeah, I deserve it, somehow.’ Still, I need to work a lot. I need to work a lot. And I must work a lot.” According to the Washington Post, Malala now wants to become involved in politics. “Because a doctor can only help someone who has been shot,” said Malala. “If I become a politician, I can help make a tomorrow where there are no more cases of people being shot.” Information compiled by
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In the news: Ten headlines you need to know this week Editor's Note: The following is a summary of 10 stories from last week that a college student needs to know.
1. U.S. Congress races the clock to make a deal Senate majority leader Harry Reid and minority leader Mitch McConnell privately worked out negotiations on Monday, Oct. 14, to create a deal that would clear both the House and Senate and save the government. According to the New York Times, the deal would raise the debt ceiling at least until January 2014, begin larger budget negotiations and allow the House to change select few points of the ObamaCare bill. As the deadline for a U.S. default approached, President Obama warned Congress that a lack of agreement before then would be disastrous; the Senate was hopeful that the deal would pass in the House. – The New York Times, Oct. 14 2. Buckingham Palace security makes another arrest On Monday, Oct. 14, a man with a knife was appre-
hended trying to force his way into Buckingham Palace. According to the Daily Beast, it has been a trying year for security at the Palace; they have already arrested a thief in one of the palace’s state rooms and attempted to arrest Prince Andrew as he walked through the gardens. The armed man is currently in custody in London and is being charged with trespassing and weapon concealment. – The Daily Beast, Oct. 14 3. Infamous Somalian pirate leader caught Mohammed Abdi Hassan, one of Somalia’s biggest leaders in piracy, was arrested in Brussels on Monday. He has been involved in some of the biggest incidents of ship captures and ransoms that took place in recent years. According to France 24 News, Hassan has indicated that he will be retiring after eight profitable years as a pirate and is urging other pirates to leave the business as well. – France 24 News, Oct. 14 4. Philadelphia nurse’s actions lead to questions
about assisted suicide The ongoing national debate about the appropriateness of helping dying patients to end their lives resurfaced when Philadelphia’s Barbara Mancini reportedly helped her father to commit suicide. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, morphine had been prescribed to him for many health complications, and he asked her to hand him liquid morphine to end his life. A decision has not yet been made as to whether the case will continue in court, but nurses continue to talk about it as they ponder how best to address the issue of assisted suicide. – The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Oct. 14 5. Bomb scare in LAX According to NBC Los Angeles, an explosion heard in the restroom of the Los Angles International Airport on Sunday, Oct. 13 caused a delay in flights and the claiming of luggage. The device turned out to be a plastic bottle filled with dry ice, a tactic that has been used before to cause a disturbance in public places. Police are looking for the culprit; as of Monday, no arrests had been
– NBC Los Angeles, Oct. 14
6. Social Security raise taking a downward turn According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, this year’s Social Security raise is expected to be approximately 1.5 percent. This would be one of the smallest increases in Social Security since 1975, when automatic increases were adopted. It is projected that next year’s increase will be even smaller, which bodes negatively for current and future recipients of Social Security. –The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Oct. 14 7. Rihanna wreaks havoc in Thailand Twice on her trip to Thailand, Rihanna’s exploits on social media have led to arrests of Thai citizens. First, according to the Associated Press, she posted a picture on Instagram of her with a slow loris, a protected animal, and Thai officials arrested two men and charged them with possession of a protected animal. Then, Rihanna tweeted about a sex show in a Thailand bar, and the bar owner
was subsequently arrested and charged with obscenity. - The Daily Beast, Oct. 14
8. Explosion in Moon Twp. leads to revealing discovery A house in Moon, PA exploded on Saturday, Oct. 12, injuring the homeowner and a neighbor and damaging 18 buildings. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, firemen and policemen expect that clearing the rubble from the explosion and determining the cause could take several weeks. While beginning cleanup, the police arrested a neighbor that was growing marijuana in his home and also possessed at least 13 firearms. - The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Oct. 14 9. A WWII POW waits decades for medals John W. Nelson of Pittsburgh was wounded in the Battle of Anzio, Italy during World War II and then subsequently was imprisoned in Germany for nearly a year. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Nelson wasn’t concerned with awards after he finally returned
home. Seventy years later, at the age of 89, Nelson received several awards, including a Purple Heart, a Bronze Star and POW medal, all with the help of his family. – The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Oct. 14 10. Waynesburg invites accomplished political scientists as guests The Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership is bringing a lecture series to Waynesburg University to discuss President Obama’s impact on American History. Dr. Charles R. Kesler, speaking on Thursday, Oct. 24 is a professor at Claremont McKenna College and a senior fellow of the Claremont Institute. Dr. Theda Skocpol, professor of government and sociology at Harvard University, will speak on Thursday, Nov. 7. – Waynesburg.edu., Oct. 14
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Change: Discovering yourself Privilege: Appreciate the opportunitites given to you Continued from B2
cision in my life before I even reached my 10th birthday. I accepted Jesus into my heart. At that time and for a long time after, I didn’t understand how big of a decision I had made. I didn’t understand the magnitude of its power on my life, even when it was happening right before my eyes. It’s a slow fade. It always is. Just like with age, when our physical appearances change over time; from the eyes that stare at the reflection every day, we do not recognize these events as they are happening. Our mind, morals and ethics work the same. Our thoughts overwhelm our minds constantly. How do we notice when they begin to change?
Before I knew it, I found myself going through the motions within my faith. It was a routine, nothing more; something to make me feel better about myself. It was easy. But the truth is, I had never been tested until college, where you meet a swarm of great, not so great, really weird, lovable, obnoxious, loud, quiet, pompous and narcissistic human beings all within one melting pot. And I fell. It’s as simple as that. Day after day I grew further from the one thing that should have been the most important thing in my life: God. I traveled so far that when I realized where I was, I didn’t believe God could take me back. Have you ever felt like that? Lost within yourself? Not knowing a solution to
a problem? I made a decision – a decision to transfer from Grove City College to Waynesburg University. This decision has slowly led me back to where I know I belong, to the people whom I need in my life. I now think back and recognize how much I have changed. I am writing about my faith in God, something I would never have had the courage to do two years ago. I have gained and learned so much about myself and what I hold dearest to my heart within these last two years. What have you learned? What have you been faced with, that made you open your eyes to who you truly are when you take away all the distractions life puts in front of us? And once again – the most important question – where are you now?
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blessed. By sheer luck or divine intervention – whichever you prefer – we have been born into one of the greatest countries in the world. We have the ability to receive a college degree, an opportunity that people such as Yousafzai can’t even fathom to pursue. Nonetheless, we should use the most of our ability to learn as much as possible so we can better ourselves. I know there are days when classes and homework seem unappealing, but when I see students skipping general education classes every other day, it’s sad. Just because a subject isn’t interesting what a person exactly went to college to learn, isn’t an excuse
for ignorance. Regardless of a person’s financial situation, we are all paying a lot of money to be here. For a full-time student, each credit costs $560. So if a person is taking an average three-credit class, the course would cost $1,680. Now say that class meets three times a week over the course of a 15-week semester. Roughly each class works out to about $37 per session. It may not
seem like a lot, but over time, it adds up quickly. Yousafzai teaches many lessons and opens many eyes. Just for a minute, forget all the hatred in the world. Forget all of the prejudice and racism. Close your eyes. Think of the day you are having. Whatever is troubling you can’t be as bad as it is in other parts of the world. You have clothes on your back, food in your stomach and a roof over your head.
October 17, 2013
Festival-goers usher in Autumn Moore's: Hot dog
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(Above) Visitors to the Harvest Fest took a step back in time at the Greene County Historical Museum, where a printmaker used his trade to welcome attendees.
The annual Harvest Fest entertained Greene and area county visitors with both living and local history last weekend. Fest attractions included Civil War reenactors and vendors.
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“This was another idea I had back when I started the hot dog cart. It was my plan B and something that has always stayed in the back of my mind that I want to do,” said Moore. “Whenever I saw that the truck isn’t going to be what I want it to be for the hot dogs, I came up with that idea.” Moore stated that he plans for his doughnut sales to operate similarly to his hot dog sales, providing customers with extravagant toppings and flavors. Just as his hot dogs are stacked high with various toppings, he hopes to sell doughnuts with candy toppings, cereal toppings and one specialty doughnut covered in bacon – a dessert he projects will be his bestseller. He hopes doughnut sales will eventually cover the cost of a new food truck that will provide an outlet for him to restart his sale of hot dogs alongside the sweet treats. “The ultimate goal is to have both of them together,” said Moore.
“You would have something to eat as well as a dessert to go with it.” This plan is not yet in motion, though, as Moore said he plans to continue to sell hot dogs through the fall, promising to set up shop at the fringe of Waynesburg’s campus at least one more time. His transition to selling doughnuts will likely not occur until this summer. Within the next decade, Moore’s goal is to franchise his company of mobile food sales and hopes to add two or three food trucks in order to expand his business outreach. This, he said, is contingent upon the success of his switch to doughnut sales as well as the availability of interested investors. “I definitely see [a franchise] happening,” said Moore. “I’ve designed it so somebody could get in at the ground level where they can add a truck in a different city.” The progress of Moore’s business ventures can be seen on the Moore’s Hot Dogs Facebook page and Twitter profile.
Racing: Students tour town, campus, compete for prizes
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(Above, left) A printmaker demonstrates the trick of the trade inside the museum. (Above, right) Civil War reenactors take a break from battle to share a laugh. Visitors enjoyed a battle of Union soldiers against the Confederates. (Below) Festival-goers mill about, admiring the crafts for sale by local vendors.
a clue that led them to the Goodwin Performing Arts Center, where they memorized and acted out scenes from “Titanic.” The next clue took runners to the memorial statue in the park above Stewart Hall, where they were instructed to locate what two campus buildings are in the National Historic Register. Participants then ran up the hill to Eberly Library where they had to find the call number of three books to find their next clue. This clue directed them to the Office of Student Services in the Stover Campus Center, where team members ran down to the first floor and back four times. From Stover, students ventured into downtown Waynesburg to The Locker
Room on High St. to help advertise for the store. The next clue guided runners back onto campus to the water fountain where they had to army crawl across half of the park to find their final clue. Students then raced for the finish line located at the top of the chapel stairs. Cody Hillberry, junior sociology major, and Amanda Hooker, sophomore psychology major, also participated in the event. “I was anxious coming into it because I heard last year that they had to run to Giant Eagle. I think the course was challenging, but it was still fun,” said Hillberry. “It was neat how they incorporated Waynesburg’s history into everything. I’m really glad we were able to do it, even though we came in fifth place. It was a blast and we are looking forward to doing it again next year."
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their stage is worldwide. These events are covered live by ESPN around the world so many of these experienced athletes are well-traveled and quite knowledgeable as to the expectations of high level competition. Some would say “intellectually challenged” is just a matter of context. I have three simple yet achievable goals for WU’s students and the Special Olympics.
My first goal and top priority is to unite the thirty Criminal Justice Club students with the local Greene County chapter, its athletes, and other volunteers from this community as well as athletes from the Western Pennsylvania region. In the traditional “unified partner” concept within the Special Olympics, athletes are matched-up based on their skill level in a certain sport or event. Student coaches, volunteers and assistants then work with them during training,
competition and when possible, social events. (All Special Olympic coaches must be trained and certified to work directly with the athletes). Because this is a wonderful opportunity for Criminal Justice students to not only give back to the community through this important cause, but also develop contacts and positive experiences among fellow law enforcement professionals, my secondary objective is to have WU’s Criminal Justice students dedicate much of their efforts in the areas of event security, traffic control, crowd control, parking and the movement of athletes and spectators during the chaos of competition. Important collateral duties may also involve assisting in hydration stations, serving food and drinks and the all-important fund raising aspects that come with any volunteer army. This is a unique opportunity for college criminal justice students to work side by side with police chiefs, special agents, prosecutors, correctional officers and others in the profession who share this common interest. Once “rewarded” with the tremendous feeling of love for these athletes and the strong
sense of accomplishment towards helping such as worthwhile cause, my third goal is to watch the spirit grow when this club then challenges other students to join them in their community service. Oftentimes this takes the shape of healthy competition between the Criminal Justice club and fellow students in a particular class or another major with respect to fundraising for the athletes or a particular event. As a very famous carpenter taught us a few thousand years ago, all work is good work, and much of this work comes with your hands through manual labor. If we stay the course, our first task will be to build four new bocce ball courts with hardware and materials purchased by Binz’s organization. My hope is to make the first bocce ball court for Waynesburg University so that we may be able to host one of the local Special Olympic events. The other three courts will be placed throughout the Greene County community for the athletes’ use. We have much work to do, let’s get busy.
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Women's tennis finishes best regular season since 2003 Cowden leads Yellow Jackets to 11th victory By Matt Jones
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Saturday’s victory against Goucher College was a historic day in the history of the women’s tennis team. The win brought the Yellow Jackets overall record to 11-5. The mark is the best regular
overall record since 2003. The win was also the first win over Goucher in the program’s recent history. Head coach Ron Chirstman expressed his excite-
ment about the season his team had and its performance Saturday. “I knew that we were guaranteed a tie for the best women’s tennis record since becoming a D-III program,” said Christman. “To end up with a new season best of 11-4 overall was great, and the way the players stepped up Saturday, and all season, was really special.” The match was also senior day for two members of the team: Markie Gustafson and
Brooke Larson. ison DuBrock Waynesburg and sophomore started off the Rachel Wilson match in typical added the second fashion. Strong victory of the day, doubles play gave scoring an 8-4 the Yellow Jackets win in second a quick 2-1 lead doubles. going into singles “If we win two play. Gustafson out of three or and sophomore even three out Cowden Rachael Klemash of three doubles scored a thrilling 9-7 win matches, we are setting ourover Amanda Bercovici and selves up for success,” said Kirsten Cianci of Goucher DuBrock. “Having the upper for the first win. Junior Mad- hand in doubles matches is a
Six different players score for Jackets By Tim Neral
Junior running back Willie Leavell lunges for the endzone during Waynesburg's 38-0 over Grove City Saturday. Leavell's two-yard touchdown grab was his third-straight game with a score for the Yellow Jackets.
Football team improves to 5-1, records first shutout since 2004, forces pivotal matchup against Bethany Saturday By Carson Fox
Sports Editorial Assistant
Waynesburg (5-1, 3-1) recorded its first shutout in nine years in Saturday’s 38-0 rout of Grove City (3-3, 1-3), in what head coach Rick Shepas believed was his team’s best complete performance of the season. “[The team] was very motivated to play in all three phases of the game,” said Shepas. “We were able to feed off each other and there were big plays in all three phases.” After deferring to the second half and stopping Grove City on its first offensive possession, the Waynesburg offense did just as it had in its previous two games: score a touchdown on its first offensive series. Junior quarterback Carter Hill hit senior tight end Mike Ferraro from seven yards out for Hill’s first of four touchdown passes in the first half. With each of his touchdown passes being received by four different receivers, Hill believes involving all of his offensive weapons will make the offense more dynamic. “We want everybody to be a threat, especially when we spread the field out,” said Hill. “We want the defense to respect all of our receivers because then it makes it a lot easier when we go into single coverage.” Grove City appeared to build offensive continuity with
the spread read-option and drove 46 yards on the Waynesburg defense, but it was all for nothing because of a turnover. Quarterback Brian Pell fumbled the halfback exchange and Waynesburg junior defensive end Josh Tolliver was in the perfect position to scoop the ball off the turf and he returned it 75 yards for a touchdown. With the play being a possible 14-point swing, Tolliver believed it provided the spark that the defense was looking for. “Our defense was playing hard [at that point in the game],” said Tolliver. “That’s what changed the tone of the game for our defense.” Waynesburg pulled away in the second quarter thanks to three passing touchdowns by Hill. He connected with junior wide receiver Andrew English from six yards away to make the score 21-0, then it was freshman wide receiver Tim Cooper, whose 49-yard touchdown reception augmented the Waynesburg lead to 28-0. It was Cooper’s first recepSee FOOTBALL on C4
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key component.” Needing three wins in singles play, Christman relied on a trio of veteran players for the Yellow Jackets. Waynesburg’s season leader in wins junior Lauren Cowden, picked up the only win in the first four matches, which set the stage for a dramatic finish for the Yellow Jackets. With just two matches left, Waynesburg sophomore
A high-powered offense perpetuated the men’s soccer team, as it extended its winning-streak in a 7-0 shutout over Thiel. The win improved Waynesburg’s record to 9-1-1, 2-0-0 in Presidents’ Athletic Conference play. Waynesburg came into Saturday’s game at John F. Wiley stadium leading the PAC in goals per game (3.6), points (89), and goals (36). It was also fourth in goals allowed (16). Thiel came into the game on a threegame losing streak, including shutout losses against Geneva and Grove City. The Tomcats were last in shots per game (12), points per game (2.92), goals per game (1.15) and were also 1-5 on the road. Offensive chances were evenly balanced until senior Tim Fields took a shot that deflected off senior goalkeeper Andrew Hindman, and trickled into the net. After the goal, the Jackets possessed the ball and were able to create scoring chances off those possessions. It took a while for them to pay off, but with less than two minutes left in the half, senior Anthony MacIntyre scored off a cross from sophomore Victor Browne. At halftime, Waynesburg was outshooting Thiel 12-7. In the second half, the Jackets tried to counteract Thiel’s physical play. “[The team] tried to move the ball quicker because the extra touches gave them the opportunity to do so,” said head coach Carl Griffiths. A little over a minute into the half, junior Nick Brommer bent a free kick around the wall of Thiel defenders and into the top right-hand corner of the net to make it 3-0 Waynesburg. Junior James Sneed scored on an empty net after a cross from Fields put the Tomcats’ keeper out of position.
Browne scored a goal late, making it his third multipoint game in a row, and freshman Zack Benedict added two more of his own to seal the Jacket victory at 7-0. Griffiths was pleased with the Jackets’ performance because he knew the team didn’t have a lot of depth. “We didn’t have any letdowns in the back,” said Griffiths. “Overall, we played at a high tempo and we wore them down. We didn’t give balls up in the box, which has been a problem for us in the past.” Despite the loss of some of the team’s starters, the team’s performance in games hasn’t changed. “We haven’t changed our tactics,” said Fields, who has had five points in the Jackets’ last two games. “It’s just guys stepping in. We practice as a team and everyone knows there are chances to step up.” D e s pit e it s s u c c e s s , Waynesburg has plenty of injuries to compensate for. Junior midfielder Matt Kopp is out for the year, as is junior defenseman Justin Barylski. Junior midfielder Ray Melone is rehabbing from a knee injury, and while a comeback is in the cards, it’s a longshot. Junior midfielder Colin Nelson suffered a severe ankle sprain in the Jackets’ game against Ohio Christian, and Griffiths hopes that Nelson will be able to resume prac-
For more coverage of the men's soccer team's historic season, see C2. tice this week. “We’re excited,” said Griffiths. “We’re running on all cylinders and not giving up easy goals while getting a lot of our own.” Waynesburg goes against powerhouse Thomas More Saturday, who is on a sevengame winning streak and is 9-2 overall and 3-0 in the PAC Thomas More leads the conference in goals allowed, and is second in points, as well as goals scored.
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Soccer media rights show rise in popularity Rob Longo Assistant Sports Editor
Change is good, right? Today’s sports are fueled by massive television contracts. Not only professionally, but at the collegiate level as well; see the recent shift in
conference realignments. This week, more change is coming. Tuesday, awfulannouncing.com reported that Fox Sports recently acquired the media rights to Germany’s premier soccer league, Bundesliga, beginning in 2015. This is a huge step for the growing popularity of soccer in America. Recently, NBC
Sports Network won the rights to the coveted English Premier League, covering every match. ESPN has covered top Premier League games in the past, but not to the extent that NBC Sports has. The Worldwide Leader in Sports will broadcast a few games from the Premier League or even La Liga, the top soccer league in Spain.
Kind of ironic that ESPN gives itself that title, considering soccer is the world’s most popular sport. ABC (who is owned by the Walt Disney Corporation, who also owns most of ESPN) did have the rights to the World Cup in recent memory, but lost out in a bidding war to Fox Sports, beginning with the competi-
tions in 2018 and 2022. There seems to be a common theme here. It’s apparent that Fox wants to be the leader in soccer coverage stateside. It may also become an even bigger player in the soccer market sooner, rather than later. Sports Business Daily recently reported that Major League Soccer began negoti-
ating its media contract with ESPN and NBC Sports. The two networks split time on coverage, as well as the $18 million currently paid out to the league each season. NBC Sports and ESPN also hold the rights to the men’s and women’s national league teams. See AMERICA on C3
October 17, 2013
Men's Soccer coverage
Coming to America: David Nicholl UK native adds spark to men's soccer team By Rob Longo
Assistant Sports Editor
Life is all about connections. Ask David Nicholl. An exchange student from Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Nicholl found his way to Waynesburg University after a lengthy application process to study abroad. Nicholl then connected with head soccer coach Carl Griffiths, expressing interest. “I contacted him to see if where his level of interest was playing for the team,” Griffiths said. “The next step was to send him an email of the fitness program to complete over the summer.” From there, Nicholl connected again. This time, it was a flight from New York to Pittsburgh, after a seven-hour flight from Dublin, Ireland. Nicholl, who will turn 21 in November, recently completed two years of a three-year law degree. At Waynesburg, Nicholl is taking classes that focus on business management. When Nicholl got to Waynesburg, he had to connect once more. “I figured I might as well get involved here, so I wanted to play a sport so I can meet new people,” said Nicholl. However, his first two sports aren’t quite as popular in the United States – field hockey and cricket. Yet again, soccer isn’t the first sport of choice in Northern Ireland. While in grammar school, Nicholl didn’t play much soccer, as it was a sport normally found in secondary schools.
“The big two sports in the fall are rugby and field hockey, while in the summer it’s either cricket or tennis,” Nicholl said. Despite soccer not being among the top sports in Northern Ireland, it remains Nicholl’s favorite to play. He played for a handful of club teams the past couple of seasons. Once at Waynesburg, Nicholl connected with his new teammates and began learning the system right away. “We didn’t know what to expect,” Griffiths said. “We learned pretty early on that he was a solid player, and that he had a great passion for the game. Like a lot of European players, the game was a big part of him." In a sense, Nicholl was on the same page as Griffiths. However, he found camaraderie between his new teammates as time went on. “My teammates and I have had good chemistry,” Nicholl said. “They’ve been spot on.” Even though field hockey and soccer may seem quite drastic, the playing styles have helped out with Nicholl’s style of play. “Field hockey helps with fitness, and also in terms of movement,” said Nicholl. “Here, we play a 4-3-3, which is the standard formation in field hockey. It’s quite useful in decision making and movement.” Griffiths said there wasn’t much of a learning gap when Nicholl arrived from across the pond. “His soccer IQ was high,” Griffiths said. “Most European players have a higher soccer IQ than the average American, because it’s a bigger culture over there. For the most part, there wasn’t a
Jackets receiving national attention
By Tim Neral
For the Yellow Jacket
During Waynesburg’s five game winning streak, the team has outscored its opponents 26-3. The offense has made great leaps and bounds. Such great leaps, that the program has gotten on the map nationally. Waynesburg currently ranks third in all of Division III in goals per game, averaging 3.91 goals per game average. The team is tied for 12th in total goals with 43,
lot of fixing that we needed to do.” If anything needed fixed, it was the mindset that Nicholl was used to. “Back home, the university is spread over a city of 25,000 people,” Nicholl said. “Here, the campus is compact, and I could probably walk from one end to the other in five minutes.” Located in the nation’s capital, Queen’s has roughly 17,000 undergraduates, which makes the class sizes larger, with about 200 students in each lecture. “Back home, you didn’t have to go to class every day,” said Nicholl. “You can get the notes online. Here, you’re required to participate more. It’s a nice change of pace.” From a competition standpoint, Nicholl wasn’t sure what to expect. “Here, the competition might be slightly better,” Nicholl said. “Here, they like to play the ball on the floor a lot. It’s also more physical and athletic here, so I had to
despite only playing eleven games. The Jackets are tied for 18 in total points with 109 and are 36 in assists, with 23. The huge change from last year’s team can be accredited to another year of building chemistry within the team and a lot more help on the bench, according to junior Cody Lemke. Head coach Carl Griffiths said he gives the credit to the men’s work ethic. “They are committed to being professional in the way they train, how they
conduct themselves on and off the field, and their passion for the game,” said Griffiths. “It’s fun to watch people that play with that kind of passion and energy.” Despite the huge recognition, the team is not getting distracted from its main goal of winning the Presidents’ Athletic Conference title. “When it’s all said and done, we want to get wins and win the PAC,” said senior Tim Fields. “Our number one goal
is to make the conference tournament,” said Griffiths. “I don’t think this program has been to the tournament since it became a nine-team conference.” While it won’t distract the team from its goals, Griffiths acknowledges there are a lot of benefits to getting the team under the national spotlight. “It will help a lot,” said Griffiths. “We had seven guys visit this weekend. People want to be a part of the action. They want to be a winner.”
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David Nicholl (center) chases down a ball against Pitt-Greensburg in an earlier match this season. adjust to that.” “His style of play matched up with ours,” said Griffiths. “We like to play simple than be flashy. He definitely had a simple style play.”
Nicholl didn’t expect to be thrown into the starter role like he has. He’s appeared in all nine contests, and has started the past seven at midfield after injuries have
plagued the Jackets. Now in a starting role, Nicholl is focusing on the biggest connection to date – connecting the ball to the back of the net.
October 17, 2013
After leading their respective teams to wins this weekend, sophomore soccer player Ciara Scott and junior football player Carter Hill were named the Waynesburg University Athletes of Hill Scott the Week. Scott led the Jackets in goal this week, as her team went 2-0. The sophomore didn’t allow a goal over the pair of victories and was recognized by the Presidents’ Athletic Conference as its Defensive Player/Goalkeeper of the Week. Over the past week, she totaled seven saves in over 164:54 minutes of action. She stopped three shots in her 74:54 minutes of work against Chatham Oct. 9 and registered four saves against Thiel Saturday. The 3-0 win versus the Tomcats marked her second shutout of the season. This is the first time Scott has picked up the weekly PAC award. Last season as a freshman, the goalkeeper earned the award as well. Hill was recognized as the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Offensive Player of Week for the second time this season due to his stellar play in the football team’s 38-0 win against Grove City. His last recognition was Sept. 16, when he broke the school’s single-game passing record with 483 yards in a 59-49 win over Frostburg State. He completed 22-of-38 passes for 332 yards and four touchdowns Saturday, marking his third-straight game with 300-plus passing yards and three touchdowns. Saturday's game marked the fifth-straight game in which the junior signal-caller thew for at least two touchdowns. Since head coach Rick Shepas took over the Waynesburg football program in 2005, no quarterback has thrown multiple touchdowns in more than five consecutive games. Hill ranks second in Division III in passing yards (1,816), fourth in passing touchdowns (18) and seventh in completions per game (27.33). His 18 touchdown passes leads the PAC. This weekend, the women’s soccer team heads to Crestview Hills, Ky. Saturday to battle reigning PAC Champion Thomas More. The opening kick is scheduled for noon. Hill and his teammates clash with Bethany College at John F. Wiley Stadium Saturday. The Jackets currently sit in a three-way tie for first place in the PAC standings. Kick-off in what head coach Rick Shepas is calling the biggest match-up of the year is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.
Women's soccer posts shutout By John Lydic
Waynesburg found feet and helped kick cancer in its 3-0 win over Thiel Saturday. The Yellow Jackets entered Saturday’s game coming off a 3-0 victory over Chatham Tuesday. The defense put in another shutout effort to tie Waynesburg’s longest winning streak of the season. “I was pleased with our overall play and possession,” said head coach Carl Griffiths. “We found feet and were able to score goals on two set pieces.” The 3-0 win over Thiel on Kick Pancreatic Cancer Day improved Waynesburg’s record to 5-6 overall and 2-1 in the conference. Waynesburg controlled most of the play, heavily outshooting Thiel 26-5. The five shots by Thiel are tied for the least amount of shots given up by Waynesburg all season. “We possessed the ball for a good portion of the game,” said Griffiths. “Our offense seemed to deter their offense and bolster our defense. [Thiel] wasn’t on the ball all that much, and we really just possessed it and kept it away from them.” Possession was indeed a big part, as Waynesburg registered six shots in the opening 12 minutes. “Coach said before the game we needed work on possessing the ball,” said junior defenseman Erica Nordlund. “[Griffiths] also stressed the need to defend between the middle to create possession.” The fast start to the game
was something the team had struggled with in recent games. Griffiths believes the women were just more ready to play. “[The] girls were really excited to play at home against a PAC opponent,” said Griffiths. “I think there was a lot of energy and they brought a lot of passion, which really demonstrated itself in our play.” Waynesburg opened the scoring in the 28th minute, when Nordlund found the back of the net on a free kick from Emily Mullady. Eleven minutes later, Missy Coleman took a pass from Karleigh Murphey and beat the goalie to give Waynesburg a 2-0 lead heading into the half. Despite a two goal lead, Waynesburg still focused on areas it wanted to clean up for the second half. “We wanted to play more direct than in the first half,” said Nordlund. “We talked about playing under the forwards and possessing the ball.” Waynesburg used possession to score its third goal of the game when Nordlund put home her second goal of the day. The offensive production slowed and both teams fell into an offensive rut as time waned. In its past two
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Junior defender Erica Nordlund (right) fights for a header during the Jackets match against La Roche. games, Waynesburg scored six goals, a better result than the previous five games, in which it amassed six goals combined. “I think our system is working better, which is creating more opportunities,” said senior midfielder Susie Godwin.” We are moving the ball and connecting with feet.” Griffiths believes the biggest positive out of Saturday’s
win is the morale boost it created. “We hope we can take what we have done and give us confidence,” said Griffiths. “If we play with the same confidence and the same energy we are going to be a lot to handle.” Waynesburg continues its road trip Saturday in Crestview Hills, Ky. to take on the Thomas Moore Saints. Game time is set for noon.
Volleyball drops ninth consecutive match By Anthony Latessa For The Yellow Jacket
Waynesburg attempted to change its losing woes Tuesday night, but to no avail. The Yellow Jackets dropped the match in straight sets to Saint Vincent, 25-9 and 2517 in the first two sets, but kept it close with eight ties and three lead changes in the third set, eventually falling 25-23 to the Bearcats. The loss brought Waynesburg’s losing streak to nine matches. The team is now
6-17 on the season, 1-10 in Presidents Athletic Conference play. Seniors Amanda Silay and Mabel Culp led the team in kills with five each. Fresh-
man Morgan Newbauer was credited with 15 assists to go along with nine digs. Sophomore Jessica Dorazio once again led the team in digs with 15. The Yellow Jackets are currently experiencing the loss of senior Natalie Ranallo, who accrued 32 kills and a team-high 418 assists before suffering a concussion a couple weeks ago. “I didn’t think her injury would affect us like this,” said Benkowski. “You can tell something is missing.”
According to Benkowski, Ranallo’s injury forces other players to step up as the lineup gets changed around. “Newbauer is getting a lot of experience, and everyone is stepping up”, said Benkowski. Benkowski noted the Jackets are hoping to have Ranallo back on Saturday as she took a bike test yesterday. With the return of Ranallo, the Yellow Jackets will hope to have a spark as the season winds down. “We are just trying to find
a good fit to where we have the confidence to approach a team we can beat and actually come through with a win,” said Culp. It doesn't get easier for the Jackets, as they have to play three matches in the next five days, which does not give the team a lot of rest in between games. Waynesburg returns back to action this evening at 7 p.m., when it looks to avenge an earlier season loss when it travels to Bethany. Waynesburg then returns
to the Rudy Marisa Fieldhouse Saturday to take on Thomas More, who currently rank third in the PAC. This is the first time this season that Waynesburg will take on the Saints. Last season, Waynesburg was swept in straight sets in both meetings against Thomas More. Match time is scheduled for noon. Following Saturday's match, the Jackets will play five more contests against PAC foes to wrap up the regular season.
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Sarah Reyes won in fifth singles to put the pressure on Gustafson to bring home the victory. Gustafson lost the first set, but rallied to claim the final two sets of the match, and brought home the final singles match for the team victory.
Gustafson told Christman that she knew she was going to pull out the victory. “[Gustafson] told me on the two minute break between the first and second sets that she was going to win this and she did it,” said Christman. “I know she had to dig deep to pull it out.” This was the four th straight match in which the
Yellow Jackets won by a score of 5-4. The win also extends the season win streak to seven matches. The Yellow Jackets will gear up for the 2013 Presidents’ Athletic Conference Championship at the Pennbriar Athletic Club in Erie, Pa. Christman believes the season that the women’s team has helped them get ready for
the PAC championships. “I think the success that we’ve had will help us work even harder in practice this week,” said Christman. “I’m sure the whole team is feeling up about how we’re playing going into the tournament.” The two-day tournament will start at 8:30 a.m. Friday. Last year, the team finished in a tie for fourth place.
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But here is where it gets interesting. According to sources obtained by Sports Business Daily, MLS wants to double its contract, ideally
somewhere between the $40 and $50 million range. If MLS decides to open up the media rights to other competition, expect Fox Sports to jump all over it. The battle for media rights to the beautiful game reveals the fact that the game is gaining popularity in the United States. Even though Bundesliga doesn’t bring the recognizable names that the Premier League does, it brings excitement. Last year, Bundesliga was the highestscoring out of all European leagues. The premier German league boasted the two teams that played in the Champions League Final last season in Bayern Munich, who many compare to the likes of the New York Yankees, and Borussia Dortmund, who fell to the Evil Empire that is Bayern. But additionally, the competition is there domestically.
In the past seven seasons, there have been four different teams that have won the league, while there have been seven different teams finishing in the top three. Regardless of the competition, the change is seen. Soccer is becoming more and more popular. According to Yahoo Sports, MLS saw record attendance in 2012, and continues to be on the rise. Despite larger stadiums, MLS also saw larger crowds than the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League. With the phenomenal start the Yellow Jacket men’s soccer team has had, excitement has even been shown more on campus. One official said that John F. Wiley Stadium has one of the best crowds in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference at a match earlier this season. So maybe the process
begins at the top and trickles down from there. With increased immigration to the United States from the Hispanic community, soccer already has a solid fan base. Just look at big cities such as New York or Los Angeles. Or even travel to Seattle, where on average, over 40,000 supporters attend Sounders matches. Soccer has the ability to become one of the top sports in America, replacing the likes of hockey or basketball. With three European leagues holding stateside television contracts, hopefully there will be a fourth on the horizon, and that will be Serie A of Italy, so I can watch my beloved team, AS Roma. Change is coming. The foundation is already set. It’s not a matter of how, but when.
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Week seven football preview: Bethany squad visiting John F. Wiley Stadium Saturday, the Jackets appear to be peaking at just the right time as well. “[The team] was very motivated to play in all three phases of the game,” said Shepas. “We were able to feed off each other and there were big plays in all three phases.” With the log jam at the top of the conference standings, the winner of this weekend’s game will be able to distance itself from the pack, while the loser may ultimately find itself out of contention for the conference title.
By Kyle Oland Sports Editor
Who would you rather have running your twominute drill in the fourth quarter with the game on the line: Carter Hill or Matt Grimard? This question was asked of Waynesburg head coach Rick Shepas and Bethany head coach Bill Garvey this week during their weekly news conferences with the media. To no surprise, both coaches took their own quarterback. Heading into Saturday’s game between Waynesburg (5-1, 3-1) and Bethany (2-3, 2-1), Hill and Grimard rank statistically as two of the top quarterbacks in the country, putting up video-game-like numbers offensively. With both the Jackets and Bison averaging over 400 yards of total offense, Saturday’s Presidents’ Athletic Conference matchup has the makings of a shootout. In his ninth season at the helm of Waynesburg’s football program, Shepas boasts a 6-2 career record against Bethany, having won the last two meetings. Garvey, in his first season as head coach of the Bison, served under for-
mer coach Tim Weaver for seven seasons as offensive coordinator. Last week, Waynesburg orchestrated its first shutout since 2004 when it defeated Grove City 38-0. Bethany, on the other hand, enters Saturday fresh off its bye. Here are some storylines to watch when Bethany visits Waynesburg on Saturday. Log Jam Coming into Saturday, Bethany and Waynesburg are two of five teams with one loss in PAC play. “To date, this is the biggest game of the year for us,” Shepas said.
Of those five teams, the Jackets and Bison are the only teams playing a oneloss PAC team as Thomas More, W&J and Geneva all play teams with more than one loss in the PAC. Bethany began the season losing its first three games, but has won two straight, including an upset over W&J. After a bye last weekend, Garvey believes his team is beginning to hit its stride. “I think we are getting better each week,” he said. “We took some time off this past weekend, and I like where our team is coming off the bye.” With a dangerous Bethany
Aerial Attacks Both quarterbacks for the two teams have blown away the opposition this year, ranking among the nation’s best. Hill, a junior, ranks second in the country throwing for 1,816 yards. He also ranks third among all Division III quarterbacks with 18 touchdowns, while throwing one interception in 246 pass attempts. “I know Hill is a very good player,” said Garvey. “When he was in high school, I was trying to recruit him like crazy. I thought he could be a very good college quarterback. It turns out I was
right.” Grimard, a senior and four-year starter, became the first player in Bethany history to amass more than 10,000 career total yards. “[Bethany] is throwing the ball a little bit more this year, which makes [Grimard] more dangerous because he is a big kid that can still pull the ball down and run,” Shepas said. The senior‘s 1,682 passing yards rank seventh in the country. In addition, the 6’4” quarterback leads the Bison with 316 rushing yards and six touchdowns. “It’s no surprise to me how well [Grimard] has been playing,” said Garvey. “He can think what I am thinking and he knows the ins and outs of our offense.” Sack Artist D u r i n g h i s t i m e at Waynesburg, Shepas coached former Jacket standout Mike Czerwien when the defensive end set the career NCAA AllDivision sack record (53.5). Not many players can compare to the late Czerwien’s productivity on the field, but senior defensive end Brandon Fedorka comes close. The four-year starter played one of his best games
as a Yellow Jacket against Grove City last weekend, and Garvey said Fedorka single-handedly affected the momentum of that game. “He is capable of doing that,” said Shepas. “He has shown that the entire time he has been here, especially the last two year. For a guy of his caliber, he should play that way.” Garvey and his coaching staff are wary of Fedorka disrupting their potent passing attack this weekend. The defensive end ranks seventh in the country in sacks (8.5) while leading the PAC with 12 tackles for a loss. “Trying to block [Fedorka] one-on-one with a tackle, you take a huge risk,” said Garvey. “He has been a great player since he has stepped into this league.” To help give Grimard more time to throw on Saturday, Garvey said his offensive lines blocking schemes will adjust to account for Fedorka. “We are game planning our protection against him,” Garvey said. “To give our tackles help, we will put another body on [Fedorka]. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Coverage can be found on WCTV, as well as WCYJ-FM.
After shutout of Grove City, defense gaining steam By CJ Filippi
For the Yellow Jacket
Scoring a conference win on the road is great; then again, there is something that could make that victory even greater. Waynesburg’s 38-0 win against Grove City College Saturday is the first shutout recorded since the 2004 season against Denison University, which ended in a 64-0 thrashing of the Big Red. Head coach Rick Shepas said that it should have happened last week against Thiel. “We wanted it very badly,” said Shepas. “We wanted it the week before, but allowed momentum for Thiel to creep in. We wanted to limit the attack as much as possible.” It started with junior defensive lineman Josh Tolliver, who tallied a tackle for a loss of six yards, which resulted in a 75-yard touchdown on a fumble recovery. Waynesburg held a 35-0 lead at halftime, which showed its first half dominance. Senior cornerback Stephen Holt said the Jackets tried to play through every quarter as a dominant unit.
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Senior defensive end Brandon Fedorka sacks Grove City quarterback Brian Pell Saturday. Fedorka leads the PAC in both sacks (8.5) and tackles for a loss (12). “Of course in the first couple of series, you get a feel for how they are playing and what they are running,” said Holt. “But then you just get into a groove and play football.” According to Shepas, Holt
had the best performance of his collegiate career: adding eight tackles and an interception on the day. He said he was pleased with how he played. “It pushes me to get better,” said Holt.
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tion as a Yellow Jacket and he certainly relished the opportunity to play. “It was just a special feeling to be on the field with these seniors and leaders,” said Cooper. “[The touchdown] is something that I am going to remember for the rest of my life.” On Grove City’s final offensive series of the first half, the defense was fueled by back-to-back sacks by Zach Machuga and Tolliver. Grove City turned the ball over on downs on the Waynesburg 37 yard-line because of another sack by defensive end Brandon Fedorka. Fedorka, who leads the Presidents’ Athletic Conference in multiple of categories, credits the uptempo environment in practice, film study and observing whether the offensive lineman will take him on one-on-one to his success. “We’re coming together as a team,” said Fedorka. “Everybody is playing their position, not compromising the defense by going out of their
position. A lot of big plays got us hyped.” As time expired in the first half, junior running back Willie Leavell caught a pass by Hill on the Grove City two yard-line and extended the ball, breaking the plane of the goal line while being brought down hard by two defenders. Waynesburg led at halftime 35-0, but in addition to Leavell being injured, starting cornerback Marvin Sampson, starting running back Jake Forsythe and thirdleading receiver Jake Danks were all out with injuries. The Jacket offensive line did see the return of starting left tackle Jake Brumley, who missed the previous three games. Shepas credits Waynesburg’s excellent training staff for monitoring his players and said sometimes it is a matter of not risking further injury as to why players are out. “With Danks, it was a case of not [being] injured to the point where he couldn’t play,” said Shepas. “If we needed to play Danks, we could’ve
played him. It’s a question of could it really be a good thing if we didn’t play him to look at the bigger picture down the road. That’s the same thing we did with Brumley.” Grove City head coach Chris Smith noted he lost three or four defensive starters during the week due to injuries, which led to their defensive struggles. With a bye week upcoming, Smith believes it gives his team a chance to prepare for Thomas More. “We have four games left in the season,” said Smith. “The goal is to come back, take those four games and make the most out of them with who we have [because we’ll be] a healthier team.” With previously unbeaten Thomas More losing to W&J Saturday, Waynesburg now sits in a three-way tie for the conference lead. The Saints own the tiebreaker over the Jackets because of their Sept. 28 victory. Waynesburg returns to the field Saturday when they host Bethany at 1:30 p.m.
Senior defensive end Brandon Fedorka had arguably one of the best performances of not only his career, but one of the best that Waynesburg has seen in a long time. The four-year starter had nine tackles, two sacks and a
forced fumble. Shepas was pleased with how well Fedorka played Saturday. “We have seen Fedorka’s capability for the last two years,” said Shepas. “He played very well and should be playing that way. He should be playing more [of] the game that we know he can play.” Senior defensive back Ryan Harr said that in order to perform well, everyone has to perform his duties. “We knew we had to do our job,” said Harr. “We had to play our position. If we didn’t, Grove City would find the mistakes and capitalize on them.” The Jackets held the Wolverines to 266 yards of total offense, including 212 passing yards and 54 rushing yards. “It was exciting to get this shutout,” said Harr. “Last week we wanted it against Thiel, but were not able to finish the game like we hoped. So we really wanted this shut out because of the letdown.” The Jackets look to prepare for Saturday’s game against the Bethany Bison. Accord-
ing to Shepas, it is supposed to be the best matchup in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference this season as fans will be seeing a matchup of the two best quarterbacks in the conference going head-tohead. Like every week, the Jackets prepared the same way as usual: breaking down and watching film, practicing hard all week, staying injury free and mentally focused. “Every game is our best matchup, as we have been told,” said Holt. “We plan for this week and this week only, we don’t think too far ahead of ourselves. We just have to go out there and play our style football, play our position and play as a team.” Holt said this shutout was an amazing feeling that will be dear to him. “It’s not something everyone or every team can say they have been a part of,” said Holt. “I’m happy for coach [Scott] Venick to finally get one. He deserves it after all his hard work he puts in each and every week. I’m very happy to be a part of it and to have had the game I had as well. This game will always be a part of me.”
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New computerized ticketing system used for events at WU By Jenny Schouppe
Online Content Manager
In this day and age, almost everything can be done online. This is why the faculty and staff of Waynesburg University have made it an option to now use the computerized ticketing system, Ticketleap, to purchase tickets for all the university fine arts series, musicals and plays. The website, waynesburg. ticketleap.com, is similar to sites such as Ticketmaster and Stubhub. Individuals can log on to the site to find specific university events and then use
the Goodwin Performing Arts Center seating diagram to reserve a seat for whichever night they want. The tickets will still remain free, but do need to be printed off and brought to the show to enter. The website will keep the ticket purchasing process more organized and will provide art administration majors proper experience to take with them to other theatres around the area once they graduate. It will also expose students to a more professional atmosphere in the theatre according to Edward Powers, director of the theatre program.
“It's just streamlining our efforts and is a very valuable update.”
Director of the theatre program
“Using this website, we hope to provide experience for a lot of our arts administration students,” said Powers. “We are hoping to provide a more organized, professional and friendly approach to the front of the house duties.” Before the use of this website, all the reservations went through Powers. He would write them
down and assign seats by hand, which took him a lot of time. Now, at the click of a mouse, Powers can see how many seats are already reserved and how many are still available. “The website takes out the middle-man that was me,” said Powers. “It’s just streamlining our efforts and is a very valuable update.” Powers hopes the website
will be used for everything that the fine arts department does, such as musicals and plays. He does not know if the website will affect any of the concerts that will take place in Roberts Chapel this year. “We want it to mainly work for the plays and musicals as of now,” said Powers. Events Coordinator, James DePriest explained that the university experimented with Ticketleap twice before. Once for the “The Beegie Adair Trio” performance and another time when Fernando Ortega visited Waynesburg last year. “It’s a widely used program
and is easy to use,” said Deprist. “We have used it for two events so far and we plan to also use it for the Commemorative Concert at Waynesburg University Honoring Civil War Veterans Featuring the Wildcat Regiment Band next month.” Waynesburg.ticketleap. com is now featuring ticket sales for the Waynesburg University Fall Play “The Uninvited” from Oct. 30 through Nov. 2 and Commemorative Concert Honoring Civil War Veterans Featuring the Wildcat Regiment Band Saturday, Nov. 9, 7-9 p.m., in the GPAC.
Artist's exhibit to display portraits By Olivia Latimer Assignments Editor
Students practice hands on experience Mock crime scene teaches high school students about forensics By Jacob Meyer
For the Yellow Jacket
Waynesburg University will host about 40 prospective high school students for a mock crime scene on Oct. 19. The mock crime scene is a free, biannual event run by students and faculty of the forensic science and criminal justice departments. “After they [the prospective students] go through admissions, we split the students up into four groups and they rotate through the four workshops,” said the Forensic Science Program Director, Michael Cipoletti. “Then we break for lunch and after lunch we have four crime scenes for each team.” The workshops being taught to the prospective students will be geared more toward the forensic sciences than criminal justice. The students will get a practical experience working with crime scene processing, firearms and tool marks examinations, biological testing and latent fingerprints. The knowledge the prospective students obtain in
these workshops will be put to the test in the mock crime scene portion of the event later in the day. “It allows them to come in and do those things themselves instead of seeing things or reading things in a book. It’s good for prospective students to get an idea of what we actually do here at Waynesburg,” said Faith Musko, instructor of chemistry and forensic science and coordinator of the mock crime scene. “The students can get a real life perspective, as opposed to what is on ‘CSI,’ ‘Bones’ or ‘NCIS.’ This is a real life and hands-on experience.” Waynesburg students and faculty will not be the only ones operating the workshops, as prospective students are given the opportunity to interact and learn from local professionals. “One of the things we try to do every workshop is bring in local professionals and we have a representative from the Pennsylvania state police crime scene unit that is going to be teaching the crime scene processing workshop,” said Cipoletti.
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(Far Above) Students from last year's mock crime scene trial observe and analyze the crime scene. (Above) High school students takes samples from the crime scene, and focuses on the small details to try and figure out the causes of the crime scene. “We also have a representative from Allegheny County’s crime laboratory who is going to be teaching the latent print workshop.” About 40 Waynesburg forensic science and criminal justice students help prepare and run the event in collaboration with the faculty. Senior forensic science major, Lydia Hakola said students are group escorts for the prospective students and student assistants to the teachers of the various workshops. Students also play the
role of dead bodies or as a forensic scientist for the prospective students during the mock crime scene. “Without the amazing group of Waynesburg University forensic science and criminal justice students who volunteer their time and effort, these events would not be possible on their current scale and complexity,” said Jeffrey Strider, junior forensic science major and vice president of the forensic science club. See CRime on D2
Many students enter their college career thinking they know exactly what they want to do. Others are not so sure. Some students start working on something just to find out there is a subject elsewhere they would much rather spend their time doing. This is the case for senior Hannah Dunbar. Dunbar came to Waynesburg with the intention of majoring in communication with a concentration in electronic media and taking up a minor in art. It was not until after she had completed more than two years of school that she decided to flip that plan inside out. “I flipped my major and my minor,” said Dunbar. “I had been taking classes and found eventually that I felt much more competent in my art classes than anything else, and I enjoyed it more.” Dunbar is now an art major with a communication minor and will be celebrating the opening of her senior art exhibit in the Benedum Fine Arts Gallery on Oct. 21. The senior exhibit show will be open from Oct. 21 through Nov. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The opening reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 21. “I think that I’ve always been interested in art just the way that many art people usually always had been,” said Dunbar. “It feels odd that I have only been an art major for two years but I think I’m doing well.” According to Dunbar, most of the art being displayed in her gallery consists of portraits of people. Since Dunbar waited until her junior year in school to switch her major, most of the work she will have on display is pretty recent. “There is not really any unifying theme between any of my pieces,” said Dunbar. “It’s just a collection of many
different things. It’s a good showcase of everything that I have done since I have been at Waynesburg.” There is not one piece in Dunbar’s gallery she considers to be her favorite. “Aesthetically, I think that my digital pieces are my favorite type of work,” said Dunbar. “They are not my favorite thing to create, but in the end, they are my favorite to look at.” The set of digital pieces that Dunbar is most pleased with consists of a self portrait, a profile portrait of a girl and a digital portrait of ice cream. Dunbar’s favorite part about being able to create art is how there are never any set goals for a piece. She loves that she can be creative with anything she wants. “I love how something can start off looking one way and take a different turn,” said Dunbar. “It’s creative, and there is no set end point. You decide when it is done.” Dunbar has quite a few mixed emotions about the upcoming opening of her gallery, where all of her work will be up on display for everyone to see. “I’m pretty nervous, but I am also excited,” said Dunbar. “If I had gone to any other school, I definitely would not have had the opportunity to have my own gallery exhibit. I’m very proud of that.” What Dunbar hopes for her audience to take away from her work is a glimpse into her own personal style. “I love how even if a class is all assigned the same exact project, everyone has their own take on it,” said Dunbar. “It’s very interesting how things turn out so unique. That’s what I want people to take away from my work, my unique style.”
Students plan trip to Seven Springs SAB promises concert and wings By Kyle Dawson
For the Yellow Jacket
This Sunday, Oct. 20, students at Waynesburg have the chance to board a bus from campus and travel to Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Seven Springs, PA to go mountain biking. The trip is being promoted by Becky Juliano, assistant women’s soccer coach at Waynesburg and an employee of the First Presbyterian
Church in Waynesburg. She said the event should be 'different' for students, but she emphasized that it should be fun as well. Students will be able to rent a bike for a couple hours. Rental costs are determined by Seven Springs. Typically, an adult mountain bike rental is $25 for two hours. That price includes one complimentary chairlift ride to take students and bikers
to the top of the mountain courses. The cost also includes a helmet rental which is required to ride the bikes. Attendees will also be asked to sign a waiver upon rental saying that they are aware of all risks and accept them, also that they will abide by all mountain biking rules. Seven Springs Mountain
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By Kyle Dawson
For the Yellow Jacket
This Saturday, Oct. 19, the Student Activities Board is holding a “Concert and Wings” event. Jared Mahone will play in concert at the event which will be held in the Beehive dining area free of charge for students. The idea for the event was thought of and proposed by the SAB Chair of Musical
Entertainment, Ryan Smith. Waynesburg University’s Director of Student Services, Pat Bristor said that the event should be fun for students who decide to attend. “We are going to have a keg of root beer, wings, popcorn, peanuts, and more,” said Bristor. “We hope for it to be like a show. Students should have a lot of fun.” Mahone will be playing in concert at the event. Mahone has been to Waynesburg be-
fore, most recently in Feb. of 2011. Mahone is part of a garage soul band which is an underground music genre. The singer/songwriter said that some examples of the genre are works like that of the Bad Rabbits and Allen Stone. “Garage soul is a mix between garage rock and soul music,” said Mahone. The Garage Rock music See WINGS on D2
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Teachers make trip possible for students through contacts By Taylor Roebuck
For the Yellow Jacket
Last week, 11 music and art majors explored the culture of art in Philadelphia and learned about the numerous job opportunities that are available in the arts. Two faculty members, Assistant Professor of Art Andrew Heisey and Director of Choral Music Melanie Catana, took their students to the art museum and to see the opera “Nabucco” while in the city. The two began planning the trip last spring, and through contacts both had, they were able to make the trip happen. “My husband was in the opera, and I wanted to go. Then I had the idea to take students with me,” said Catana. “Andy [Heisey] also did a degree at the university of arts and knows the area very well. He took us through the museum and explained the art.” For Heisey, taking students to Philadelphia validates the Fine Arts Department. “A lot of students are told many times that the arts is one of the worst areas of study, which is not true and that’s what we wanted to show the students,” said Heisey. “There are things out there that they can do. I know a lot of people who studied art and are working. It may not be full-time all the time, but there are other things they can do, so it really legitimizes what we are doing here.” Being backstage during the opera also gave students a first hand look at everything that goes into making a production. The experience was particularly impactful for sophomore media ministry major, Rebecca Rosser.
“I think the trip gave me a fresh perspective on the arts in general,” said Rosser. “At the museum, I gained insight into the stories behind the paintings. The opera showed me a side to the story of Nebuchadnezzar and the Hebrews I had never experienced before. Both events were highly beneficial to my understanding of the arts.” Several positions in the arts have nothing to do with performing at all. Catana wanted her students to realize their niches and see real-life examples of what they could be doing. “I wanted to get them thinking about internships and future careers. There are so many art jobs that people don’t think about off the top of their head,” said Catana. “Whether behind the scenes, public relations departments or working with artists directly, they want to have an idea before they graduate.” Catana also said one of her students was offered an internship opportunity from a connection she made while visiting Philadelphia. Seeing employees working in these fields also disbanded the idea of the starving artist. “I know a lot of artists and none of them are starving,” said Heisey. “I’ve always been able to pay my bills and find a job, but sometimes you’ve got to move to where they are. They’re not always going to be in your hometown.” Funding for the trip was provided completely by the art department. and the students. Both Heisey and Catana hope that an educational trip like this can be taken again, given there is still an interest among the students and the right funding could be found.
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Coffee House Performance
JD Eicher performs in the Beehive of Waynesburg University for a monthly coffee house. His acoustic performance showcased many of his own pieces and unique interpretations of popular songs.
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Resort offers hiking and biking trails ranging from paved road to extreme trail riding. Juliano said that they welcome riders of all skill levels. “They have some more
challenging trails for the more experienced riders,” said Juliano. “But there is no shame in riding the easy trails for fun. It just depends on how experienced you are.” Juliano also said that there are always people who just do not want to try harder
trails. “Some students may be experts and want to challenge themselves to see if they can do it,” she said. “Others, maybe not so much.” Juliano insisted that the event would be a lot of fun and encouraged all students to attend. Vans leave for the
trip at noon on Sunday.
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genre is similar to the work of The White Stripes, Weezer and The Black Keys. Soul music is similar to the work of Allen Stone whom Mahone mentioned. Mahone’s band will not be with him at this event, but he still emphasized that they don’t release music. He said they just do live
music. “You have to be there to hear us,” Mahone said. “That’s just how we operate.” Mahone has been to many different college campuses to play in concert. He said the reaction is often really positive when he plays at colleges. “The general reaction is most times good,” said Mahone. “When people come to our live shows, that’s the
way you hear us. That’s our thing.” This will be an event where students can not only listen to music and attend a concert, but enjoy some food and beverages as well. Mahone is starting his fall tour and will actually be giving a song away as a small prize. He said that should be another reason students should attend.
“I’ll be giving away a free song as part of my tour when I come,” said Mahone. “Show up. That’s the only way you can hear our music. It’s going to be fun.”
Kennywood fright night trip promises a scare By Zack Zeigler
For the Yellow Jacket
It’s that time of year again; the time for ghost, goblins and the occasional witch riding her broom through the night. Its nearly Halloween, and Waynesburg University is celebrating in many ways. One way that is coming up is taking a trip to Kennywood’s Phantom Fright Nights. The trip will take place on Friday, Oct. 18, with the bus leaving from Miller Hall at 5 p.m. Abby Wernert, Chief Photographer
A prospective student takes a sample of one of the victims blood.
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The mock crime scene is also used as a tool to attract prospective students to Waynesburg. “It definitely plays to our strength to get them on campus to see what we have to offer because we definitely have unique forensic science and criminal justice departments,” said Adam Jack, chair and assistant professor of the Department of Criminal Justice and Social Science. Both Hakola and Strider attended the mock crime scene as prospective students and it was effective in attracting them to the university.
“The event was so memorable that when I decided to go to school I immediately thought of Waynesburg University and knew that I wanted to come here to pursue my passions and education,” said Strider. “When the time comes for high school students to make a decision on where they are going for college, Waynesburg is a stand out choice because they have firsthand knowledge of the quality of the programs here, they have met the faculty, current students both underclassmen and upperclassmen and other incoming freshman that have also participated in these events."
The cost of the trip is $15 per student and there are limited tickets still available for students wanting to attend. According to its website, Phantom Fright Nights features a completely different Kennywood environment than the setting that is visible during the summer season. What is usually a familyfriendly park becomes a park-wide haunted attraction featuring haunted houses, walking zombies and other costumed creatures that lurk behind walls and roam the
walking paths in the park for the purpose of a good scare. There are ten haunted mazes located throughout the park. Some mazes include, Death Valley Ghost Town, Haunted Noah’s Ark and many more. Each attraction offers its own unique twist to try to scare any guest that visits the park. Not only is the park decorated in a different ambiance, the park stays open much later than normal. What would be a scary ex-
perience without the adition of darkness? Instead of closing at 10, the park closes at 2 a.m. so people can enjoy the dark. As the Phantom Fright Nights’ motto states, enter Phantom Fright Nights – only if you dare.
October 17, 2013
MCT Campus Daily Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Sunday saint keeps Swedish singers in hospital (7) 5 Worried waverers with a Six Counties comeback (2,1,4) 10 Touch and go at the chessboard (4) 11 Founder of the RUC or benefactor concealing leak! (6,4) 12 Simpleton spoilt the beginning of Lorna Doone (6)
26 Maladjusted worker half isolated American agents in this (10)
2 Lover boy causes a second run out thus (7)
8 Promote a drug Tolstoy consumed (7)
3 About to get into bed and multiply (5)
28 Readable French articles about Little Rock (7)
4 Essayist provides article about gold and its symbolic form (7)
29 The old garda struggling in American footballers’ territory (7)
6 Minor problem: Greece’s beginning to break her marbles up (6)
27 Is one right to go before Murdoch? (4)
folk bog (9)
21 Love struck LA 25 (7)
9 Stuff Raphael in a rap composition (13)
18 One’s fuel consumption including fashionable English drive (7)
22 So turn on Lily, oddly, and go for a walk (6)
15 Her Pharaonic Majesty lifted two objects on a Nor-
20 Story concerning rising against Fitzgerald (7)
25 King George I bearing Germany’s drudgery (5)
7 Beggar abused a pupil’s trust (9)
13 Limerick man, after dubious call, is okay (3,5) 14 Herein County Mayo Conservative gets nothing (9) 16 Like a German keeping warm (5) 17 Joker’s first doubtful moment (5) 19 And Trotsky almost wrecked this Russian port (9) 23 Musical performance suits peer to a T (8) 24 Change the state of Atlanta in a flight of fancy (6)
THIS WEEK IN WU HISTORY October 17, 1890 Ten-mile Creek floods and nearly destroys surrounding coalmines in Morrisville. Handcars, track, platforms and trestles are swept away, as well as 200 bushels of coal at the J.D. Flowers coalmine. The flooding fills the mines of J.D. Flowers as well as Kennedy and Drake Johnson with too much water for operation.
October 16, 1900 The exterior of Waynesburg’s second opera house is finished. J.B. McElfatrick and Son of New York City designs the architecture, composed of over 300,000 bricks. The opera house is commissioned in response to rising general wealth from coal, oil and gas extraction, as well as the overwhelming popularity of the first opera house.
October 18, 1970 Waynesburg College’s WKUL radio station began broadcasting. The new station succeeded the previous W3YGE station, which began in 1954. The students in charge of the revamp were Station Manager Jerry Rutkowski, Public Relations Major Wayne Gnatuk, Program Director Mike Todd and Music Director Gary Stewart.
Source: History of Greene County Pennsylvania by G. Wayne Smith
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October 17, 2013
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Fight for a Cure
By Eric Bost Assignments Editor
Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of death among women. Every year during October, people throughout the United States break out the pink from their closets and make an effort to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research. Athletes wear pink accessories and others don a pink ribbon somewhere on their wardrobe. Being the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women, breast cancer is one of the most well known forms of cancer. This disease could potentially affect any woman in your family, so it is important to understand as much as possible about breast cancer.
What is Breast Cancer?
Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that starts in the cells of the breast. A malignant tumor is a group of cancer cells that can invade surrounding tissues or spread to distant areas of the body.
Although there are some risk factors that you have no control over (i.e. gender, age, race or family history), some factors are found in a personâ€™s lifestyle. Women who have had no children or have children after the age of 30 increase their chance of breast cancer slightly. On the other hand, studies have shown that women who use a contraceptive increase their chance as well. Alcohol consumption also plays into it, as those who have two to five drinks daily are almost twice as likely to get breast cancer over those who do not drink at all.
Breast Cancer in Men Breast cancer is almost always familiarized with women; however, men do have a chance of acquiring it as well. It is about 100 times less common among men than among women, and the lifetime risk of getting breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000. Still, it is estimated that 2,240 men will be diagnosed this year and 410 will pass away from it.
Ways to Help
Besides calling to God through prayer, we can all do our part in getting involved to rise above this disease. There are multiple organizations you can donate to, including the American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Other events like Relay for Life or setting up a local charity event are also great ways to raise money for cancer research, and dozens of community events and patient service programs like Hope Lodge, Road to Recovery and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer are looking for volunteers every day to help the cause. Waynesburg University holds an annual MiniRelay for Life each spring that serves as a great way to participate in the fight against cancers of all kinds.
There are many ways people can treat breast cancer. There are various types of surgeries, including a mastectomy or lymph node surgery. People can also get radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, targeted therapy or bone-directed therapy.
WU Wears Pink
Every year, Waynesburg University does its part in not only raising money for breast cancer research, but in helping raise awareness and money for all different types of cancer. The campus is currently in the midst of Think Pink Week, and the university chapter of Colleges Against Cancer has had events spread out all week to help raise student awareness around campus. This weekend for the annual Cheer for a Cure football game against Bethany, not only will the cheerleaders and football players add pink to their uniforms, but also CAC will sell deep-fried Oreos to help raise money for breast cancer research. All the money will be donated to the Waynesburg University Mini-Relay for Lifeâ€™s general fund. Also on Friday, the annual Quack for a Cure duck race will take place at Purman Run Creek. Ducks have been sold for $5 each in the second floor of the Beehive for the last few weeks in a money-raising effort as well. Information also will be passed out to students and there will be breast cancer awareness packets all around campus for the duration of this week.
Sources: American Cancer Association National Breast Cancer Foundation Image from http://www.pinkribbon.org Design by Megan Potosky