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Thursday, April 19, 2012
Vol. 89 No. 22
Rolling admissions help potential students Walk High schoolers benefit from admissions process By Eric Bost Staff Writer Graduation is upon us once again. In just a few weeks,
most colleges and universities will begin finals week, thus ending most seniors’ collegiate careers. As these institutes of higher learning are saying goodbye to the students who are leaving, they are also welcoming the incoming freshmen
“If they apply in the summer, they can still have that option here in Waynesburg.” Jessica Sumpter Assistant director of Admissions
that are looking to begin a new life away
from their hometowns. For all of the upcom-
ing graduating high school seniors this year, there is still time to apply for a chance at that new life. Jessica Sumpter, assistant director of Admissions at Waynesburg University, said
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to the Greene County Relay For Life. Waynesburg University will be recognized as one big team. “Relay For Life this year went amazingly well,” said Kelley Hardie, assistant dean of students and leader of the University’s Mini-Relay. See RELAY on A3
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Photos by Abby Wernert
(Left) Chaplain Tom Ribar dyed his hair purple after his group raised their monetary goal for Relay. Some groups worked to raise money by smashing old cars and selling various items.
By Rob Longo Editorial Assistant According to the American Cancer Society’s website, an estimated 1.6 million people in the United States alone
will be diagnosed with cancer this year. However, Waynesburg University students are taking action by raising money for Relay For Life, an event to help raise money for cancer research and to raise cancer awareness. Johnson Commons was lined with people and booths, with many
Annual Health Fair to promote healthy lifestyle for students By Molly Winters Staff Writer Today the annual Health Fair took place in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Every year, Waynesburg University seeks to increase health awareness around the campus and in the community. The Health Service has sponsored the Health Fair for15 years. Nurse Director of Student Health Carol Young has been the coordinator of the Health Fair for the last 15, years and before her, Nurse Cahn started it in the 1980s. The theme for this year’s event was “Treasure your Health,” and there was a treasure chest and many pirates there as well.
organizations selling food or other items to help raise money for cancer research. People in attendance could purchase anything from funnel cakes, pulled pork and
snow cones to chances to win prizes or jewelry. Sunday’s Relay was only considered a “mini” relay; it lasted from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., where a normal Relay For Life event lasts 24 hours. Greene County’s Relay For Life will be held May 6. All the money raised for Waynesburg’s Relay For Life will be donated
GNP returns for 42nd year By Steve Hullings Staff Writer More than 100 people came from around the state and around the country for the 42nd annual Gross National Product and Friends concert on Saturday, April 14. The show drew people from all around the country including Texas and New Jersey. For several years now, the band Gross National Product and the friends they’ve added over the years have put on a concert unlike any other for their diverse audience.
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More than 100 people attended the 42nd annual GNP concert last Saturday. Performers came from a variety of locations including Texas and New Jersey.
ARTS & LIFE
The baseball team swept Grove City in a PAC doubleheader Tuesday. See Page C1
Cornerstone Care and Greene County Human Services are sponsoring a series of free mental health classes for Greene County residents.
The Lamplighter Touring Choir performed for Relay and shared stories.
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Editorial Assistant Following the Academic Honors Program on Sunday, April 22, Waynesburg will hold its Walk for Cami and Alissa to raise money for the “Cami & Alissa Fund.” Both Cami Abernathy and Alissa Boyle, two senior nursing majors at Waynesburg University, were injured while rendering assistance following a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 79 in February. Both students are currently at home recovering, according to Associate Dean of Students Pat Bristor. Bristor said that a group of senior nursing majors, led by Michelle Gottschalk, assisted in coordinating the walk. Originally, the event was going to be a 5k race, but Bristor advised a different plan. “I coordinate the 5k in October and I know that it’s very time consuming and it’s a lot of work,” said Bristor. “Nearing the end of the semester, I just wasn’t sure we could do that.” Bristor persuaded the students to believe that a group walk would be more appealing to the community and that a
‘This year went amazingly well’
Mini-Relay for Life event raises funds to fight cancer
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Thursday, April 19, 2012
Speaker instructs to ‘laugh without fear’ By Ben Carpenter Staff Writer
Admissions help students Continued from A1
It’s not unusual for college students to be unsure of what they plan to do upon graduation. This past Tuesday, two individuals visited Waynesburg University to speak to students regarding that very quandary at the 11 a.m. chapel service in Roberts Chapel. The first of these individuals was BJ Woodworth, who is the Lead Pastor at Open Door Church in Pittsburgh. Woodworth, with whose church Waynesburg University students partner with regularly, spoke specifically about finding one’s personal calling and vocation. He took a different view on the commonly discussed idea however, saying that there is no problem with being unsure of what one will do in the months following graduation. “There’s nothing wrong with taking nine months or more after you finish school to figure out what God has in store for your life,” Woodworth said. “It’s obviously one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your life, so it’s vital to get it right.” Woodworth was promoting Open Door’s Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience, saying that the program is an excellent way for local college students to figure out what they want to do with their life. “The nine month program focuses on figuring out that calling and vocation, “ Woodworth said.
“I thought it was interesting how she thought that she had her life all planned out, and then God just turned it upside down,” said Spencer. “I think it was probably God’s plan for her to have the bad experiences that she did. I think that He uses those situations in our life to teach us and make us more wellrounded people.”
walk. “I’m not sure if Alissa will make it because she is from Ohio, but Cami will be present and she may speak, depending on how she feels, and she will draw the raffle winners,” Bristor said. Bristor is pleased with the fact that this group of seniors has
come together to support their injured classmates. She said that their actions and the actions of the entire school community are examples of the family atmosphere that is expected at Waynesburg University. “I think that the nursing students have
taken the lead, but I think that students in general at Waynesburg – if there wasn’t a leader out of the nursing department to step up and say ‘hey, we want to help them out’- I believe there would have been other students,” Bristor said. “Yes, the nursing
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(Above) The band and choir performed a combined piece titled, “Were You There” during Chapel. (Below) Alumna Emily Garrity spoke during the service on Tuesday. “It consists of a lot of fellowshipping, praying and living in community with other young adults that are trying to uncover some of the same things.” Students and faculty attending the chapel service got an intermission before the next speaker’s address. The symphonic band partnered with the Lamplighter choir to present a rendition of “Were You There.” The second speaker of the morning was Emily Garrity, who works in the Children’s Ministry department of Orchard Hill Church, another Pittsburgh-based church. Garrity, a 2008 alum of Waynesburg University, told a number of personal stories that articulated the
already distributed $12,000 to the families.” With a donation, the first 100 participants Continued from A1 will receive a shirt donated by Student Senwalk might draw a bet- ate. Bristor said that ter turnout than a 5k. “Some people aren’t walkers can register any time before or going to particiduring the day of pate if they know the event. Particit’s a race. So we ipants wishing to tossed around register on the the idea and day of the event that’s how it can sign up in came to be a Johnson Comwalk for Cami Abernethy mons on April 22 and Alissa,” said at 4:30 p.m. Bristor. “It’s not April 22 is also a race; it’s just a Honors Convotime for everycation. The senone to come ior nursing together, and we majors and Briswalk in commutor purposefully nity through scheduled the Waynesburg in a Boyle Walk for Cami show of support and Alissa on that Sunfor the two women.” The Walk for Cami day, because more stuand Alissa will start at dents will likely be on 5:30 p.m. in Johnson campus for that proCommons and follow a gram. “[Honors Convocatrack through the city of Waynesburg designed by tion] takes place at 2:00. Gottschalk. A mini- It should be over around mum donation of $5 is 4:00 or 4:30, and then requested to participate we’re hoping that stuin the event, which is a dents and maybe even fundraiser for the their families will walk with us,” said Bristor. “Cami & Alissa Fund.” After the walk, there “The ‘Cami & Alissa Fund’ is designed to pro- will be refreshments vide financial support to and a raffle of prizes both families in whatev- donated by senior nurser way they need it,” ing students. Bristor Bristor said. “To date, said that both Aberwe have raised over nathy and Boyle are $15,000, and we have expected to attend the
Walk to raise funds
fact that God’s plan isn’t always what one thinks it is. Her talk impacted at least one student. Freshman Mary Spencer, professional writing major with a biblical ministry studies minor, said that she agrees with Garrity’s talk, which was entitled “Laugh Without Fear of the Future.”
that multiple colleges, including Waynesburg, offer those who have yet to apply to college a way to get into a place of higher education. “We operate on rolling admissions, and what that means, basically, is that there are no deadlines. So after an application comes in we are able to process it right away as opposed to a lot of school’s having an application deadline,” said Sumpter. “Other schools won’t process any of the applications up until that deadline, for instance if the deadline is November 1, they don’t process applications until that point and are not notifying anyone until they look at their whole applicant poll and then are able to determine who they would be accepting and not accepting.” Schools using rolling admissions admit students by the qualifications and timing they deem appropriate. They receive and go through each application and choose whether or not to accept you as quickly as possible. Students that choose to apply to schools like Waynesburg have to meet certain credentials, just like any other college. Sumpter said that Waynesburg has a couple aspects of a student’s education that
they look at in order to make their decision. “What we look for is first the curriculum that somebody has taken throughout high school. We’d like to see college prep curriculum: the highest English possible, highest math possible and science possible that’s offered at a school,” said Sumpter. “The second thing would be GPA. If someone doesn’t have those exact marks it doesn’t completely rule them out, but that’s something we would like to see.” Sumpter said that Waynesburg and the other schools that use rolling admissions provide a benefit and an advantage to not only the university, but also the incoming students as well as the current students. “A large decision of whether someone is interested in a school or not is the program itself. You know if a school has a strong program often time’s people are more interested in applying to the school itself because of the educational aspect. If they think they are able to afford it that would affect the decision as well,” said Sumpter. “If people change their decision after the deadline to apply for other colleges, they may decide ‘Oh we were planning on attending, but it’s too far away or financially I’m just not able to make this work.’ If they apply in the summer, they can still have that option here in Waynesburg.”
department is a very close-knit group of students, but I think that’s who Waynesburg University students are: people who reach out to help others in a time of need. I think that’s what we instill in our students: service, the love of God and doing God’s work.”
Thursday, April 19, 2012
‘I hope we can do it again next year’ Mr. Waynesburg competition raises funds for Relay for Life By Anastasia Barr
Radio station raises $1,400 with 24-Hour Broadcast
By Lucas Diethorn A new Mr. Waynesburg was crowned during the Waynesburg University Mini Relay For Life team on Saturday. After not having a contest last year, Alpha Psi Omega decided to turn the event into a fundraiser. During the Mini Relay For Life, Mr. Waynesburg’s five contestants competed in different segments including talent, best dressed nerd and question and answer. Steve Hullings, junior communication major and Mr. Waynesburg contestant was skeptical about competing at first. “I originally wasn’t going to do it, but when Shawn Wharrey said that he thought I’d do good at it, I considered and decided why not,” said Hullings. Little did Hullings know he would be crowned the 2012 Mr. Waynesburg. After Hullings’ busy past couple of days with WCYJ-FM’s 24-Hour Broadcast and working the Gross National Product concert,his main concern became having a good time and being himself. “I don’t really want to say that I was confident that I was going to win, but I guess I was more confident that I could just be myself and not have to worry about if I won or not,” said Hullings. “I mean of course I wanted to win, but I was more concerned with having as much fun as I could and making the most of it. If I won – great, if not, at least I had a blast and was able to raise money for a great cause in doing so.” According to Chelsea Ritter, a sophomore
Relay event raises funds Continued from A1 “We had 42 teams walk, and entering the event Sunday we raised about $12,000.” Senior Jess Malingowski and junior Shawn Wharrey also played major roles in organizing and planning the event. “Throughout the year,
forensic science major, the contest was very successful. “We had fantastic contestants as well as great co-planners Emily Dubberke and Jenna Griffith,” said Ritter. “The host, Nick Wozniak, was the announcer for Mr. Waynesburg as well as president of our fraternity [Alpha Psi Omega]. All those involved who weren’t contestants were members of Alpha Psi Omega, the University’s honorary theater fraternity.” The contestants included Steve Hullings,
Alex Caruso, Peter Olsen, Andrew Zahn and Andrew Juntenen. Andrew Zahn, sophomore math and computer science major, competed for the first time in Mr. Waynesburg. “It was a lot of fun, so I hope we can do it again next year,” said Zahn. Alpha Psi Omega had the contestants walk around with collection jars to have the crowd vote for their favorite participant. Alpha Psi Omega raised $187.61 from the fundraiser. While all of the con-
testants raised a substantial amount of money, Hullings surpassed them all and praised the crowd’s generosity. “I feel very honored and excited that I won and was named Mr. Waynesburg. I just wanted to do the best I could and have as much fun as possible, and of course raise as much money as I could for Relay For Life,” said Hullings. “I’m really glad that I had the opportunity to help campus organizations raise money for a great cause and have fun while doing so.”
This past week, WCYJFM, the University’s student operated radio station, held its third annual 24-Hour Broadcast. Radio General Manager Steve Hullings and Assistant General Manager Brandon Reed were in the studio and on air for a full 24 hours from 6 p.m. Thursday evening till 6 p.m. the following day. During April, the University had many Relay For Life teams that set their own goal for amounts to raise. Each team was also assigned a type of cancer that they are raised money for. The WCYJ-FM’s cancer was lung cancer. “The main goal was to raise money for our Relay For Life team,” Reed said. “Our original goal was $1,400 total but then we got that pretty handily and wanted to go for more so we made $1,400 the goal for the broadcast and $2,000 the overall goal, which we also met.” Many memories were made between Hullings and Reed from the experience. “My favorite moment of the broadcast was when former staff members Emily Ellis, Mike Winland and Jordan Thompson came to be a part of the broadcast Thursday night and stayed until Friday morning,” Reed said. With the former staff members returning it is certain that the, now annual broadcast, is already creating it’s own history. The General Manager and Assistant General Manager must stay on the third floor of Buhl Hall throughout the entire broadcast, and must be escorted to and from the restroom. As far
Shawn and I helped plan Relay out,” Malingowski said. “We helped organize the entertainment and list of events. By the time the actual event rolled around, we usually just walk around and make sure everything runs smoothly.” Malingowski and Wharrey are co-representatives of Waynesburg for Colleges Against Cancer, which is associated with Relay For Life.
Plenty of activities took place at the main stage in front of the Goodwin Performing Arts Center throughout the day. Some events that took place featured a magician, a banjo band and the Mr. Waynesburg contest won by sophomore communication major Steve Hullings. Other events were held all day. For example, athletic training held a car smash in the Miller Hall park-
ing lot. For a dollar per swing, anyone could relieve some stress or frustration and take a whack at the car with a sledgehammer. Also in the Miller parking lot was the Sheetz truck. For a small donation of two dollars, people in attendance could choose from a variety of hot or cold drinks. For families that wanted to go outside and enjoy the weather, there were activities for little ones as well. From noon to 4 p.m. in the parking lot located behind the GPAC, there were inflatable activities for children to partake in. In addition to the inflatables, sand art and mascots from the Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Wild Things were also in attendance. “The weather this year was amazing,” Hardie said. “I think this is the most amount of people that have participated in Relay For Life the day of the event.”
As dusk began to settle in, cancer survivors took a lap around campus and then stopped in front of the steps of Roberts Chapel, where luminaries that spelled out HOPE with a ribbon were lit. Just like many people that have a personal connection with cancer, Hardie is no different. “I think everyone has been affected by cancer in some way; whether it’s someone who has had a loved one diagnosed or by knowing someone else affected by it,” said Hardie. “My husband and I decided we wanted to devote our marriage to a non-profit organization, and we chose the American Cancer Society. Hardie’s husband was the head of the Greene County Relay For Life chapter at one point in time. For the past six years, Hardie has devoted plenty of time and energy for Relay For Live. Five of
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(Above) Junior Steve Hullings was crowned Mr. Waynesburg after the competition held on Sunday. (Below) Contestants performed a variety of tasks during the contest.
as food and beverages are concerned, the two close friends did not seem like rookies. The night before they moved a refrigerator with several cans of Mountain Dew and Monster energy drinks to go with Cheetos, chips and popcorn. Hullings is the GM of the station, but that did not stop him from making sure he had some fun during the broadcast. “Some of the memorable moments were jamming out to some hard rock songs during at five in the morning, and just being with Emily Ellis, Mike Winland and Jordan Thompson,” Hullings said. “Also near the end of the broadcast Nate fell asleep and I sniped him with a Cheez-It.” Steve Hullings compiled a schedule that allowed all of the weekly shows on the station to have their own hour on air with him and Reed. They held a competition to see which show could raise the greatest amount of money during the show’s scheduled hour. Lords of Late Night, which is normally hosted by seniors Aaron Thompson and Dave Franczak and sophomore Eric Bost. The show was able to raise $370 in just one hour from 2 a.m. to 3 a.m. and made the most money as a show during the 24Hour Broadcast. On Friday, the station set up speakers in Johnson Commons on campus so more students at the University could listen. Students could give $1 donations and then could request a song. Also, the radio station had a prize wheel that could be attempted for a donation. Lucky winners could win a station tshirt, a drawstring bag or a pen.
those years have been with the University and the Mini Relay For Life. “It’s great to see how much Relay has grown in five short years,” Hardie said. According to Hardie, the grand total of how much money Relay For Life brought in will be undetermined until May 1 because donations are still being collected. “If I had to put a guess on it right now, I would say we’re probably around $18,000,” said Hardie. “Last year we reached $22,000. Even if we don’t raise that much this year, we still made an impact.” The enrollment of Waynesburg University is roughly 1,500 students. Compared to other schools, this number is not great; however, for one day out of the year, this small amount people made impact on 1.6 million others fighting the battle against cancer.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Human rights group hosts art auction
By Rob Longo
“Since I am retiring at the end of the year, I needed to make some room,” Phillips said. “I was approached by some people from IJM about donating the art to their art show, so it was perfect timing.” Phillips also said that she did not want to throw any of the artwork away because most of the pieces of work were made with great quality. “We had a student a few years ago named Ji Won Kim from Korea and stored a lot of her work here because she couldn’t take all of it home with her,” said Phillips. “The work was beautiful and I didn’t want it to get thrown away.” All of the proceeds of the art auction will go to Chaing Mai, Thailand where there is an International Justice Mission field office that focuses on citizenship rights. “Originally, the art auction was intended to benefit the Hiding Place,” Dowler said. “Since the money went to IJM, we figured we would send the money to Thailand where it was intended to go in the first place.” The International Justice Mission will team up with Invisible Children this Friday for Cover The Night. The goal of this event is to raise awareness of Joseph Kony and crimes against humanity.
Bill Molzon, Assistant Professor of Communication and Director of TV Operation at Waynesburg University, was one of the first members of the band when they put on their first show at Waynesburg University his freshman year at then Waynesburg College. The band has come back year after year ever since, adding more and more people to the show. There are several current students, such as junior secondary education major Grant Paxton and senior arts administration major Derek Cummins, who have been part of the concert on stage for the past few years as well. Other current students, such as junior psychology major Emily Schubert, saw their first time as part of the show this year. “Personally, GNP is one of the shows I look forward to the most,” Cummins said. “I play a lot throughout the year, but this is one of the biggest productionwise. I get to be a part of every different aspect of the show. Plus getting to play with some seasoned musicians is nice.” Several students have come back to assist on the production side of the concert. Former Waynesburg University student Emily Ellis is an example of one of these students. Ellis has run the audio boards in
expanded role. We have been working together all year so they can learn what is required to put on this event,” said Young. “Nursing instructors Kathy Stolfer and Melany Chrash have put in many hours of planning.” The Health Fair is a popular event for students who seek on-campus activities. There were many things offered at the fair, some of which included free food and a
massage therapist. “Many students work with us in different capacities and we had prizes to raffle afterwards. The University groups this year were: athletic trainers, peer educators, American Chemical Society, as well as the nurses,” said Young. Like every annual event, there are things added on each year to make it better than the previous year.
Editorial Assistant On Tuesday, April 10, the third floor of the Stover Campus Center temporarily became an art gallery as the Waynesburg University chapter of the International Justice Mission held a silent art auction student art for charity. According to its website, IJM is a human rights agency that brings rescue to victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. Established in 1997, the organization now has 14 field offices located around the globe and raised over $25 million in 2010. “IJM hasn’t been as active this semester as it has been in semesters past,” said Cassy Dowler, a sophomore double majoring in biblical ministry and international studies. “The auction was very successful, raising over $1,000.” Throughout the afternoon, students and faculty could head to the top floor of Stover and view all of the pieces of artwork that were up for bidding. At 7:30 that evening, the silent auction opened and bidders could write down their bid until 8:45 p.m. Department Chair of Fine Arts Susan Phillips donated around 100 pieces of artwork from her collection for the auction.
Health fair set to begin Continued from A1 To expand on the theme, the Pittsburgh Pirate Parrot attended the Health Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sophomore nurses made major contribution to the health fair. “Recently, the senior nurses have had an
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The 42nd annual GNP concert returned to the University last Saturday. West Greene School District band director Jeremy Olisar, right, was part of the brass ensemble. the back for several years now. “I really love working GNP and all that goes into it,” Ellis said. “It’s very stressful and time consuming, but it’s something that I’m really passionate about and plan on doing for many years down the road.” Ellis graduated from Waynesburg University last year and studied in Tennessee for a semester at the Contemporary Music Center working with audio production and mixing for concerts. “Mixing for a live concert is so much different than the other stuff we do at Waynesburg with sports and studio shows,” Ellis said. “It’s very challenging, but like I said, it’s some-
thing that I love.” Ellis said that she also loves how the concert covers a variety of different music styles. The band plays music falling into the categories of acid rock, classic rock, blue grass and more. The most recent show was split up rather evenly when it comes to music styles, having specific band members sing and play according to more of their own style of music. Some songs however, incorporated the entire band and an all around feel of what several people call the “true GNP style.” One song in particular that fits this mold is “The Weight,” originally performed by The Band. This song was performed near the end of the show, along
with several other songs of the same musical feel. GNP wants all to feel welcome and to be part of a family. They also performed a song near the end of the show about family. With such an event like GNP, packing the Goodwin Performing Arts Center to it’s fullest extent, the band is already thinking about plans for when next year’s show will take place. “I think people come back every year because of the family atmosphere that has developed,” Cummins said. “If I can make it happen and someone keeps me updated and invited, I’d love to come back in the future to play with these people. I love it.”
This year’s Health Fair featured the new student group, American Medical Students Association and they hosted a table on “Food for the Heart.” Fruit Smoothies were also available as well as a Kindle Fire provided by Consol Energy and a Wii Fit bundle provided by Alpha Natural Resources, as well as other gift cards, baskets and trip tickets. Jennifer Hall, junior nursing major, con-
tributed many hours into making the Health Fair a success during her sophomore year. “I took part in a research project for the health fair. Our group did our project on the effects of music on college students’ stress levels,” said Hall. Throughout the Health Fair there were a variety of posters and informative displays that are beneficial to the students who
took the time to read them. Last year, students were able to see the amount of sun damage they had on their faces, and have their bone density measured. “I think that this event helps nursing majors get a glimpse into the community health world and it also gives them the opportunity to educate peers on health and wellness,” said Hall.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Cornerstone Care sponsors six weeks of mental health classes By Amanda Wishner Online Content Coordinator A series of free mental health classes kicked off yesterday at Cornerstone Care’s Waynesburg office. Cornerstone Care, alongside Greene County Human Services, sponsored a six-week series of classes to help educate the public on mental health disorders. The series began yesterday with Mood Disor-
ders with Dr. Stephen Neal and will continue every Wednesday through May 23 from 11 a.m. to noon. Sarah DeCarlo, coordinator of mental health services at Cornerstone Care, hopes the classes will benefit the community by opening their eyes to the seriousness of mental disorders. “We hope that it reduces the stigma of mental health disorders and brings awareness to the community,” she
“We hope that it reduces the stigma of mental health disorders and brings awareness to the community.” Sarah DeCarlo Coordinator of Mental Health, Cornerstone Care
said. “A lot of people have a family member or friend in their group with a mental health disorder, and they might not understand exactly what
it is or how to help them.” According to their website, Cornerstone Care attempts to provide health assistance throughout Southwest-
ern Pennsylvania, despite the barriers to accessing health, dental and mental care that many in the area may face. These include lack of insurance and transportation, shortage of health care providers and lack of providers accepting medical assistance, among many others. DeCarlo said the nonprofit has not offered any programs like the mental health series in the past. Although they did
have educational groups on understanding psychotropic medications roughly five years ago, these classes were geared primarily toward their established patients. The six-week mental health series is geared toward both agency and community members and has a limit of 16 people per class. “We’re trying to limit agency participation to get more community See MENTAL on B4
County to hold annual Child Fest to support children’s education By Stephanie Laing Assignments Editor Children in Greene County: you are at high risk of school failure. To combat this, Greene County will emphasize its support of education and young children’s care in the 18th Annual “Mother Goose on the Loose” Child Fest this Saturday. “A lot of pre-reading, pre-math and pre-social skills are developed before kindergarten,” said Kelly Swanson, communications and public policy director of Pennsylvania Early Learning Keys to Quality in Harrisburg, Pa. “It is really important
for families to know how to choose a child care program that will meet their child’s needs to help them develop to their fullest potential.” Held at the Greene County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., this free event will provide adults with information so they can know how to best meet their children’s educational needs. “One of the most important pieces about early childhood development is that within the first five years, young children’s brains develop up to 90 percent,” said Swanson. “The learning chil-
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The South Morgan Street bridge is in the final steps of its construction. State construction crews have been working on the project since early summer of 2010 and they are now in the process of paving and finishing up last See CHILD on B4 minute preparations. Officials hope to have the bridge completed and open for travel in the next few months.
‘In this house, we’re a family’ Community House celebrates first anniversary
Experts say Chinese trade, oil ‘cartels’ cause soaring gas prices
By Angela Wadding
By Sandor Mecs
In two short weeks the Waynesburg Community House will be celebrating its one-year anniversary. “The house is a practice run at life,” said Kyle Kooyers, a Waynesburg graduate and community house member. “The Community House was designed to be an experience in Christian living in terms of being faithful within a family, within the community and in our jobs.” The six current students living in the community house are Elise Lane, Kooyers, David Myers, Halie Theriault, Daniel Amaismeier and Pamela Engelmann, all of which graduated last year from Waynesburg University. Kooyers says that there are many positive things that have come from living in the Community House.
With regular unleaded gasoline running at four dollars a gallon in many locales across the United States, including Greene County, working people nationwide have uttered strong complaints over their energy payments. In response, a highly rated cable news segment has been running for weeks now featuring former CNN news anchor Lou Dobbs and current Fox News show host Bill O’Reilly analyzing the forces behind gasoline’s climbing cost. Dobbs has chiefly blamed commodity speculation on Wall Street and the sale of surplus gasoline to China for current prices. Sut Sakchutchawan, an associate professor of business administration and director of international studies at Waynesburg University, said that trade with China
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(Left to right) Elise Lane, David Myers, Pamela Englemann, Daniel Amaismeier, Halie Theriault and Kyle Kooyers have been living in the house for the past year. The most important is the sense of family he has gained. “We all work with non-profits and that is a very frustration field to work in. There are days where the day was absolute crap,” said Kooyers. “But coming home to a supportive home that understands what you’re going through is awesome. There is constant encouragement, constant support from the house that has been really good.” Dave Calvario, dean of students, and Chuck
Baily have both been very active in the Community House but both do not want to take all the credit. Calvario said that Wayne Meisel, former Bonner Foundation president, has been an instrumental part of getting the Community House started and working. “It all goes back to Wayne, he’s such a visionary thinker,” Meisel said. Calvario believes that the Community House is a very important addition to the Waynesburg community.
“There is a real deficit in our country of young adults going into a year of service, just doing service overall, after graduating college,” Calvario said. “Wayne’s belief was that there is so much of the faith component at Waynesburg that he felt the interest would be here to almost take a year off of life in the ‘work world’ and grow closer in their faith while they are growing a community here.” “The house is in a See GRAD on B4
could be a key factor since they only make trade agreements with the U.S if they see it as giving them an advantage at the expense of the other. According to Sakchutchawan, the Communist Party of China has been strongly focused on achieving a high GDP on paper and sees the United States and the European Union as competitors to outmaneuver in economics. “Our governments, both the current and the previous administration, keep trying to become friends with China,” he said. “America keeps trying to strike mutually beneficial agreements with them. Americans don’t understand that the Chinese only want what’s best for them; they see America and Europe as challengers.” Christian Ola, an assistant professor of business administration See TRADE on B4
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Nominate faculty Teaching Excellence nominations due April 20 Attention all students: Once again, it is time to nominate excellent faculty members for the Lucas-Hathaway Teaching Excellence Awards. The award recognizes two full-time faculty members and one part-time faculty member for outstanding teaching in three categories: those that have an extended history of teaching excellence, those with a recent history of teaching excellence and part-time employees who meet the same standards. Students, faculty, administrative personnel or alumni can nominate any faculty member that they feel is worthy of one of the three awards. The faculty members selected need to have made a difference on campus during the last year. They need to inspire students and coworkers, and prove themselves worthy, both in and out of the classroom setting. That is why the award guidelines call for a “demonstration of consistency of teaching excellence.” Nominations should be sent to the Office of Provost. The nomination needs to indicate which category you are nominating the faculty member for, and a letter should be included supporting your nomination. The letter needs to be one page, singlespaced. Isn’t your favorite faculty member worth one page of effort? The applications are due no later than April 20 and the nomination can be sent as an email or in written forms.
Sounds of spring Students should attend annual spring concert It’s that time of year again. Flowers, rain showers and the annual band and choir concert. The band and choir will be performing their annual spring concert under the direction of Dr. Ronda DePriest and Melanie Catana. The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 at in the Roberts Chapel. This year’s theme of “Make a Joyful Noise” will feature a variety of musical selections. During the performance, the band will be premiering an entirely new piece titled, “Spectrum” which was commissioned in honor of Susan Phillips. Susan Phillips, who is the current chair of the department of Fine Arts, will be retiring at the end of the semester after working at the University for 38 years. With more than 50 members in the band alone, it is one of the largest concerts that come to campus all year. Both the band and choir will be performing a variety of songs that will enlighten audiences to the world of music. The choir and band work all semester to perform one concert – and it is being held this Saturday. Every week, musical performances come to campus from a variety of genres and locations. The variety of performances adds a unique element that students will not be able to find on many other college and university campuses. With as many opportunities that are available, students should take advantage of every event. Be there to support the arts and your friends.
Media should focus on news, not parties As I skimmed through several different news sites online this week, it was interesting to take a look at which stories were “viral,” “trending now” or “most popular.” Time.com’s number one most popular story on Monday, April 16 was “Hillary Clinton parties in Columbia.” I wanted to do a little experiment to see just how many news websites covered this oh so fascinating topic. I got tired of counting after 36 different sites (Washington Post and New York Post were
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among the list). According to one of the articles, the social media world was “pleasantly surprised” by Ms. Clinton’s escapade, which involved a beer and Latin dancing. Some people, of course, weren’t impressed. What got me was the fact that the stories included very detailed accounts of Clinton’s night at the bar.
Hard work pays off for college grads What do you hope to accomplish after you graduate? Say, four or five years down the road? So many soon-to-be graduates have begun contemplating the possibility (or impossibility) of finding a good job in an already gloomy job market. Kind of scary, isn’t it? But don’t worry; I’m bringing you all some good news this week.
For example, the story from the New York Post stated, “In all, Clinton’s party ordered a dozen beers, two shots and bottles of water. They left their waiter a $40 tip.” Congratulations; here’s a medal. I don’t care what someone ordered at a bar, nor do I care how much his or her group of friends tipped the waiter. Why is that in the news? Even if that someone just so happens to be the U.S. Secretary of State and former First Lady, I still don’t care.
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Sara Ganim is only 24. Although she graduated in 2008, a year when job losses were at an all-time high, finding employment is probably the last thing on her mind. And chances are, it won’t be for a long time. The 2012 Pulitzer Prize Winners were announced this week, and Ganim topped the list as one of the youngest journalists to ever receive the honor. You might have heard her name tossed around on the news during the height of the Jerry Sandusky
The stories focus so much on what Clinton and her group did at the bar that they lose sight of why these people were actually in Columbia. In fact, some of the stories didn’t even mention the reason. It was the Sixth Summit of the Americas, by the way. As fascinating as it may be to some people that those in power have fun like “normal” people, the focus of the many stories in the news should have been on the Summit of the See FOCUS on B3
sex abuse scandal. Ganim was the first to break the news that a grand jury was investigating the former Penn State assistant football coach long before it hit national news. Her extensive coverage of the scandal earned her the Pulitzer Prize for local reporting, among numerous other awards throughout 2011 and 2012. But she wouldn’t have gotten there without a little hard work. And by a little I mean a lot. The Penn State graduate has been writing for newspapers since she was a sophomore in high school. Ganim was a freelance reporter for the Sun-Sentinel in Florida, and she interned with the Associated Press. See COLLEGE on B3
Don’t hurt other people with immoral actions Dear friend, First, let’s get something straight. I address you as a friend only out of cordiality, not because I hold you in high esteem or because I want to associate with you. Actually, it is exactly the opposite. My feelings fall along the lines of loathing— the kind that makes me a bad friend. My feelings towards you would make me likely to stab you in the back—the deepest insult. But this is the proper term to call you because you have
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been this exact kind of friend to a few individuals. You were with a beautiful young woman recently. I have seen the two of you on multiple occasions holding hands or kissing. This is obviously not a platonic relationship. You adore her. Your relationship with her is endearing to me.
Well, it was. That is until I saw you twice in one day. The first instance, you and her were walking hand-in-hand. The second time, you were with a different girl. At first, I thought you were just friends—studying or something. My opinion changed when I saw her walk up behind you, kiss your neck, call you baby and whisper in your ear. And you flashed her the same exact smile you flashed a few hours earlier to the first
woman. Wow. This is the only word I can write because my editors have asked me to remove everything else I can think of. Please, friend, let your imagination run wild. For those of you reading and silently—or audibly—cheering him on, I dedicate this letter to you. Everyone has a different, unique sense of morality, but there are universal boundaries. See CHEATERS on B3
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Focus on real world news Continued from B2
The effects of antibiotics on animals and us Voluntary guidelines for pharmaceutical companies will not wean the livestock industry off its addiction to antibiotics. Yet that's what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration - which has previously taken tentative steps to curb the agricultural use of antibiotics and is under a judge's order to carry out existing laws that call for limiting the overuse of two classes of antibiotics - is proposing. Obviously, the agency wants to avoid a prxotracted legal battle with producers, and its authority is limited by Congress' repeated refusal to act. But this latest plan falls far short of the decisive action needed to make a difference. Most of the antibiotics given to livestock aren't used to treat ill-
ness but to quicken the animals' growth or as a preventive measure to keep disease from sweeping through the crowded pens and cages that are common to industrial agriculture. Doctors have been growing more cautious about prescribing antibiotics for humans because overuse fosters the development of drug-resistant bacteria; last month, for example, the Infectious Diseases Society of America called for a drastic reduction in antibiotic use for sinus infections for that reason. That's good, but it is of limited use when three-fourths of the antibiotics in this country are used on livestock whose cost-conscious owners haven't shown equal concern about "superbugs." This week, the FDA
proposed guidelines not for the livestock industry but for the pharmaceutical companies that provide farms and ranches with massive amounts of common antibiotics without prescriptions. The guidelines call on drug companies not to sell the drugs without a veterinarian's prescription or for "nonmedical uses." Even if pharmaceutical companies were to comply, despite the considerable loss of sales, this would address only antibiotic use for growth and would not stem the use of the drugs to prevent illness. Because the same drugs are commonly used for both, it's hard to see how this would make a sizable dent in the problem. If the industry did cut back on antibiotic use, food prices would almost
certainly rise, at least somewhat. But as long as the drugs are overused, the public is paying in other ways: More exotic antibiotics - and hospitalizations - are necessary to treat infections that once were readily cured with a bottle of pills. And over time, patients will face serious and possibly fatal illness from bacteria that have outwitted doctors' arsenals. The FDA contends, with justification, that guidelines would work faster than a ban, which would almost certainly be greeted with multiple lawsuits _ potentially one for every drug affected. But moving faster isn't necessarily moving better. ___ This editorial originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times.
Americas. I will admit that I don’t always know the most current updates on what’s going on in the world, but I do try to stay informed. Instead of getting excited over what kind of beer someone drinks, I would much rather know what’s happening in the world, how that affects the U.S. and how, in turn, it affects me. If you get past the Columbian party stories, you can find out that the Sixth Summit of the Americas was held in Cartagena, Columbia to bring powerful people of North, Central and South America together to discuss and debate economic growth, politics and ideology that went along with the theme “Con-
College pays off Continued from B2
During college, she wrote for a local publication before landing a job at the Patriot News. And, she wrote for Penn State’s student newspaper. (Hint, hint.) From a staff writer to one of Newsweek’s 150 Fearless Women in the World, Ganim has come a long way. And it all started with two things: passion and an education, something that most of you (hopefully) already have. The education aspect By Nick Farrell to Earth after a severe malfunc- ravine near death hours after she of things shouldn’t be an tion during its journey to the went for a jog in Central Park at 9 issue. Editorial Assistant Waynesburg Universimoon. p.m. April 19, 1775 Six days prior, “Apollo 13” was Doctors were able to nurse her ty offers all of its stuOn this day in 1775, the battle launched from Florida as the third back to health after she spent dents the chance to get for independence in America manned lunar landing mission. nearly two weeks in a coma. She involved, no matter their began. Seven hundred British On the second day of the mis- eventually recovered from many major. I’ve seen it and experitroops marched to Lexington and sion, disaster struck when oxygen of her injuries. found 77 armed minutemen led tank No. 2 blew up in the spaceOn the other hand, police enced it myself, and it by Captain John Parker waiting ship. John Swigert, an astronaut quickly charged the five male frustrates me to see so for them on the town’s common on “Apllo 13,” reported the issue teens. The teens were a part of a many people not taking green. During this confrontation, to mission control by saying, larger gang that attacked and advantage of all of these the “shot heard round the world” “Houston, we’ve had a problem robbed people on the night of opportunities. Are you a journalism was fired from an unknown mus- here.” The astronauts were faced April 19 and were sentenced to ket, and afterward each combat- with logistical problems like sta- prison terms ranging anywhere major? Get some experiant opened fire. bilizing the aircraft and its air sup- from five to fifteen years. Howev- ence writing for the The Battle of Lexington left ply and nearly impossible naviga- er, in 2002, a convicted murderer paper. Education major? Get eight Americans dead and 10 tion, but the spacecraft did re- and rapist came forward and coninvolved in peer educamore wounded, thus starting the enter the Earth’s atmosphere and fessed that he had attacked and American Revolution, a conflict touched down in the Pacific raped the “Central Park jogger” tion. And you’re not just that escalated from a colonial Ocean. and acted alone. A DNA test later limited to student organuprising to a world war that led to confirmed this confession. the birth of an independent nation April 19, 1989 Trisha Meili, the “Central Park izations within the Uniafter seven years of bloodshed. On this day 23 years ago, a 28- jogger” later revealed her identity versity. Even if it isn’t required year-old jogger was severely beat- by publishing a book about the for your major, take the April 17, 1970 en by a group of five teenagers in ordeal in 2003. initiative to apply for a On this day 42 years ago, the New York City’s Central Park. -summer internship. Courtesy of History.com “Apollo 13” spacecraft returned She was discovered in a muddy Who cares if it’s unpaid? Competition is tough, and you need to set yourif they aren’t my girl- you’re an advocate for justifies his actions, say- self apart in a world friends; Why cheat? Just your own good fortune. ing, “Because it is fun.” break up with one and Look at it this way. No. Cheating a team go to the other, or even, You play a sport. When out of a fair play is never All is fair in love and the referee makes a bad okay, no matter how Continued from B2 war. call purely out of bias for “fun” it is. No. Life on large scale the other team, you get I will spare you the For example, dating two just doesn’t work this angry. Scream and yell deeply heated words girls at once, specifically way. all you want—it is justi- about your morality and without their knowlThese phrases are fied. You deserve a fair character. edge of each other, is simply used to justify game. You aren’t man frowned upon. wrong actions. Do you see the enough to handle it. I don’t care how you I simply hate it all. So hypocrisy? You have If you think you are, define “dating.” does the rest of the robbed these two however, come find me. Of course, I am world when they aren’t women from their fair I would love to chat a reminded of the oh-so- the ones reaping the game. So, the referee little more with you, popular phrases: Don’t benefits of such behav- makes that clearly “friend”without my edihate the player. Hate the ior—like yourself. biased call. He admits it, tors watching my every game; It doesn’t matter In fact, I am sure shrugs his shoulders and word.
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necting the Americas: Partners for Prosperity." The goal of the Summit is that the nations of the Americas will come together and help one another instead of splitting further apart. I wish I could say what the outcome of this year’s Summit was, but other than a statement that the U.S. is losing influence over other nations, all I can tell you is that Hillary Clinton drank a beer and danced, the Latin American presidents and CEOs wore relaxed linen pants and shirts and President Obama would like to take his wife to Cartagena, Columbia for a future vacation. These were the details that became the highlights of the Summit. So, I challenge everyone reading this to study up on the significant details of what’s going on in the world rather than petty information used for entertainment value.
where college degrees are becoming a dime a dozen. You only get one shot at this whole education thing (and it’s not exactly cheap), so don’t waste it. Get the most out of your time in college that you possibly can before you graduate and enter that scary place called the real world, with real jobs, where real experience can really pay off. No excuses. Yes, it’s time consuming. Yes, I understand you have other work to do, and a social life, too. Yes, it’s going to be difficult. But it’s worth it in the end, I promise. There’s so much that you can accomplish, even in a few short years. Ganim did it, and she was in the same position as you once. She’s no different than any other college grad. But she was determined, and she put the work in. No, not all of us are Pulitzer Prize winning journalists or best-selling authors. Not everyone is going to go down in history for discovering the cure for a life-threatening disease or catch America’s Most Wanted. But you’ll never know until you try. So what’s that old adage again? “Age ain’t nothin’ but a number.” (Or maybe “Don’t let the haters get you down.” Pick your favorite and run with it.) So get started now – you never know what you could accomplish.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Eva K. Bowlby Library to offer county residents free jobseekers workshop By Kyle Edwards Region Editor On Wednesday, April 25, Eva K. Bowlby Public Library in Waynesburg will hold a free jobseekers workshop. Kathy Douglas, public relations representative for Bowlby Library said that the workshop is meant to give Greene County residents a chance to sharpen their skills. “There is a number of people in our area – Waynesburg and Greene County – who are looking for jobs,” she said. “We always have people in here on our computers looking for jobs, and also to ‘upgrade’ their computer and writing skills, so we just wanted to give
Mental health classes held Continued from B1 participation, and so far we’ve had a really good turnout,” she said. “The 16-person limit is more of a space issue, so we will be taking more if we can squeeze everyone in.” Cornerstone Care is aware that transportation may be an issue for some Greene County residents and has been able to provide a solution thanks to their partnership with Greene County Human Services. Those in need of alter-
Grad house one year old Continued from B1 transitional stage Kooyers said. “The housemates are constantly asking themselves, ‘How can we make this better?’” With this being the first year for the program, they have found out what works and what does not work and plan to grow on what they have learned. “We need to focus less on service hours and more on our healthy
them a better way to do that.” Douglas said that Franny King, senior employment specialist from the West Virginia University Office of Student employment, will lead the workshop. “She [King] plans on covering a very diverse group of topics,” Douglas said. “She will talk about first impressions on a job interview, resume and cover letter writing, things you can do to prepare for an interview, having a working knowledge of the job you’re applying for, what an employer expects from you, job strategies and many more.” Douglas said that another reason for holding the workshop is
that it coordinates with the initiatives set in place by PA Forward. “She [King] called us, and she wanted to do more volunteer things,” she said. “She is a Waynesburg resident, so we were happy to have her come in, especially since it coordinated so well with the PA Forward initiatives. We’re trying to work around the five illiteracies that the state has sanctioned: basic literacy, informa-
tion literacy, civic and social literacy, health literacy and financial literacy.” PA Forward is the Pennsylvania Library Association’s 21st Century Literacies Initiative. The Program was conceived to “give voice to what the library community already knows, and what other states throughout the nation are also recognizing: that with the right sup-
nate transportation should call Greene County Transportation and tell them they are coming to Cornerstone Care for these classes, DeCarlo said. She encourages people of all backgrounds to attend, whether they are in need of help or a supportive family member. “[The classes] are free, and it’s going to be a very mixed audience,” she said. “It’s a good chance for the community to come together and meet with other people with different perspectives and stories.” All speakers are physicians and therapists from Cornerstone Care, and each class focuses on
their personal areas of expertise, DeCarlo said. The series will continue next week with Stress Reduction with Lenley Lewis, LPC, on April 25, followed by Anxiety Disorders with Dr. Melissa Albert on May 2, Life Trauma with Dr. Lisa Lewis on May 9 and Understanding Psychiatric Medication with Dr. Stephen Neal on May 16. The classes will conclude on May 23 with Improving Sleep with Susan Swala. Those interested in attending any of these sessions should call Cornerstone Care’s Waynesburg office at 724-627-4309 for more information.
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internal community,” said Kooyers. “Everything is growing around you, you are growing the people around you are growing and the community is growing. I think it is a great opportunity for students who are unsure about their futures to dedicate a period of their life, one or two years, to living in a Christian community with others while growing in faith and being involved with a non-profit where they are living. It’s not for everyone, though.” Kooyers wants people to understand that the Community House is
more than college graduates living together. “One of the hardest things is getting people to understand. It is not just six people living together; in this house, we’re a family,” Kooyers said. Kooyers’ hope is for the community house to become an official nonprofit. Some of the original members will remain in the house for another year, while others will continue in their desired fields. There are current Waynesburg University seniors who have taken an interest in spending a year after graduation in the house. Kooyers welcomes anyone who has questions or is interested in the program to join them for dinner one evening, as they are always welcoming new members.
“We always have people... looking for jobs and upgrade their computer and writing skills. We just wanted to give them a better way to do that.” Kathy Douglas Public Relations Representativem, Bowlby Library
port, libraries are ideally positioned to become the community centers of information, technology and learning that will fuel educational and economic opportunity for all of our citizens,” according to paforward.org. PA Forward’s mission is to “make library services available for all Pennsylvania citizens, to strengthen state-supported library services, having an integrated library system that will not only lower local costs, but improve resource-sharing for citizens, to provide more databases at lower cost and a better statewide delivery system, to bolster the recognized link between library service and workforce development and to raise the
profile and importance of libraries and librarians,” according to the website. “According to the agenda for the evening, the workshop will start at 6 p.m. with King surveying the participants to find out their needs and will continue as she runs through her planned topics. There will be a short break from 6:45 to 7 p.m., and the program will conclude around 7:45 p.m. “Franny will probably have handouts for everyone who attends,” Douglas said. “I get the impression that it will be a real hands-on type of workshop. Those interested in signing up for the workshop or obtaining more information should contact the library.
Continued from B1 at Waynesburg University, said that commodity traders are probably able to evade that boundary due to the sheer velocity and volume of electronic trading at Wall Street. “They certainly will find ways to circumvent this,” he said. “The reality is contracts are traded at a horrific pace, and the writers of these contracts are Wall Street investment firms, private equity hedge funds, etc., who need to make good on those contracts for their investors.” But when it came to considering the abolition of speculation on oil, Ola said that consumers would be putting themselves under the sole mercy of the drilling companies. “The oil companies are a cartel,” he said. “It’s true that specula-
Child Fest to be held Continued from B1 dren receive before kindergarten effect their learning for the rest of their lives.” Greene County’s Local Education and Resource Network team and many other organizations supporting early childhood education will gather at the Child Fest to inform adults about
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Gas prices across the country, including Greene County, have skyrocketed, reaching a high as $5 in some places. tors are aggressive in making a profit, but in seeking their money they collide with the oil cartel and produce a price stability between the two of them.” Melody Longstreth, executive director of the Waynesburg Chamber of Commerce, disagreed and sai d that there should be an abolition on all commodity speculation. “People who are holding the purse strings shouldn’t be doing that in a way that harms the rest of us. If they’re on
Wall Street, they have no idea what is happening with the rest of the country. They need to come out and spend a week in Appalachia,” she said. Commissioner Pam Snyder said that she was also skeptical of commodity traders. “In many cases, these Wall Street traders have more power than ordinary folk,” she said. “They have the money and the lawyers to get around the regulations that small businessmen have to follow.”
local programs that help early childhood development. “It’s a great opportunity to obtain information pertaining to various agencies and the programs offered about early child development throughout the county,” the Greene County website says. This event will differ from last year’s Child Fest, which attracted more than 260 children and 230 adults. Parent’s informed the Child Fest Committee that the information tables set up at last year’s Child Fest were sometimes too high, making it difficult for children to see. In addition, the provided activities will not just be for families to take home as they have been in past years. Instead, the activities will be more hands on. “The reason why Child Fest is such a success is because we do it for the families of Greene County, so they can have a free, fun day
that focuses on their young [children],” wrote Allison Blaker, a Child Fest Committee member and Greene County’s LEARN coordinator, in a letter to the organizations setting up at this year’s Child Fest. Even with local programs, Swanson still encourages parents to encourage their children’s development at home. “Talk and read and play with your children from birth,” said Swanson. “This is how children learn to read and behave. Do things like asking them questions that they need to give a longer answer to.” Organizations promoting early childhood education will offer even more advice like Swanson’s at the Child Fest, and all parents and children are invited. For more information about the “Mother Goose on the Loose” Child Fest, call 724-8525277.
Oh, so close Lacrosse nearly snaps its lengthy losing skid. Read more on C3
Thursday, April 19, 2012 FINALE SERIES: PART 2
Jackets Baseball powers way to PAC sweep bounce Top five Berdine leads Jackets to walk-off win back moments in game one, blowout in game two in recent years Dave Floyd Senior Sports Editor
Covering Waynesburg University athletics for the past four years, I’ve witnessed my fair share of impressive performances, thrilling contests and great moments. So, for the second installment of my finale series, I’ve compiled a list of the top five moments in Waynesburg sports over the past four years. Now the list has a common theme. These selections have less to do with the individual (that was last week) and more to do with the team and the program. Furthermore, all but one occurred in the postseason, and the one that didn’t certainly had postseason implications. Again, feel free to share your thoughts on the subject, too. Post to the Yellow Jacket Sports section Facebook page or tweet me @yjfloyd. With the exception of No. 2, each moment is preceded by the headline that ran in the Yellow Jacket the following week. 5. Movin’ On; Nov. 1, 2011 After turning things around with a 10-6-3 overall record in 2010, the women’s soccer program was in need of a statement victory to prove it was back among the top contenders in the Presidents Athletic Conference. That’s just what it got on the first day of November 2011. The Yellow Jackets were taking on rival Washington and Jefferson in the semifinals of the PAC playoffs. The Presidents came in as the No. 1 seed, the three-time defending champs and winners of 17 straight against the Jackets. Furthermore, they had just beaten Waynesburg less than two weeks earlier. None of that mattered on this night, however, as the Jackets overcame a big disparity in shots—17-5 to be exact—to defeat the Presidents 1-0 and move on to their first PAC Championship in a decade. As far as a particular moment during the game, it’s tough to pick just one. Sophomore Susie God-
“I’m just seeing the ball better than I have all season,” said Berdine. “That’s really all it is right now. I’m finding a pitch I like and connecting with it.” The Jackets needed every bit of Berdine’s heroics in By Jon Ledyard game one after a rough start and two first-inning errors Staff Writer left the Jackets down 4-0 heading into the bottom of the first. The Jackets battled back, scoring two runs in the It seems like a long time ago that Nick Berdine was third to cut the deficit in half. struggling through a bit of a hitting slump. These days, However, the Wolverines clamped down defensively, all the Jackets’ senior left fielder does is tag balls over holding the Jackets scoreless for the next two innings. the fence it seems. Waynesburg looked to be in trouble again in the sixth That was the case Tuesday, as Berdine homered for after senior Corey Goeggelman grounded out to the By Rob Longo the third and fourth times in the Jackets’ last six games, shortstop and senior Brendan Scioscia flied out to right Editorial Assistant helping Waynesburg to a Presidents’ Athletic Confer- field to lead off the inning. Junior Bobby Hartman sinence doubleheader sweep over the visiting Grove City After losing to Bethany Wolverines. See BASEBALL on C4 last week for the first time in more than a decade, the Waynesburg men’s tennis team got back on track this past week, winning two Presidents’ Athletic Conference matches in a row at what may be the most crucial time of the season. In what was supposed to be a tri-match on Saturday, the Yellow Jackets were able to take care of business against the visiting Thomas More Saints by defeating them 6-3. Waynesburg was also supposed to take on I-79 rival Washington & Jefferson. However, rain pushed back the match until Photo by Dave Miller, ADM Photography Monday. The schedule change seemed to have no Junior Megan Donovan (W) competes in the 3,000-meter steeplechase event at Westminster on Saturday. effect on the Jackets, as Donovan set a new school record in the event after being the first Division III competitor to finish. they rolled to a 6-3 victory over the Presidents. “W&J hasn’t been too great since I’ve been here, but it always means a litwith the results of both III performer at Westmin- good enough to qualify for tle more to beat them,” the men and women, but ster and now ranks in the the Eastern Collegiate said junior Jon Anderson. With that said, Wayneshe was also impressed top 20 nationally in the Athletic Conference burg fell into a small with how the squads per- event. Championships. The formed individually. Falvo was very 4x400 team was also deficit early in the match, “We did very well in impressed with how she impressive. That quartet losing the first doubles By Cam Posney our individual matches continues to perform at consisted of Derbis, match by a score of 8-4. Staff Writer against conference oppo- such a level. Huwe, Cole and senior However, the Jackets nents,” said Falvo. “This “Megan is a special ath- Maria Shepas. They set a quickly regained the lead This past Saturday, the is a very important step lete,” said Falvo. “She new school record with a by winning the next two Waynesburg Yellow Jack- for us down the stretch.” continues to get better time of 4:11.33, which doubles matches. Senior et tracksters headed to Many athletes put their each week, and I can bet was also good enough to Pete Mally and Anderson were able to claim a victoNew Wilmington, Pa., for skills on display at this we will be seeing her at win the event. the Westminster Invita- meet, setting personal nationals.” Senior Krystal Baker ry in second doubles, tional. Both the men and bests and school records. The women’s 4x100 highlighted the day for the while the duo of freshman women turned in solid For the women, Megan team consisting of fresh- Jacket women in the field Phillip Littlejohn and senperformances, placing Donovan continued her men Ashley Cole and events. She took first ior Jason Logan won their fourth and second, respec- impressive campaign Hannah Derbis, along place in the triple jump match by a score of 8-3 at tively, in the pool of 14 with a school record of with juniors Jaimee Post with a jump of 10.89 third doubles. Waynesburg could not teams that participated. 11:16.07 in the 3,000- and Rhea Huwe placed meters. She was not done Head coach Jason Falvo meter steeplechase event. third at the meet with a was not only impressed She was the top Division time of 50.62 seconds, See INDIVIDUALS on C2 See MEN’S on C2
Men’s tennis wins final two regular season matches
Track makes splash as PACs near Women place 2nd; individuals shine at Westminster
Softball splits conference doubleheader at home Two games bring very different results for Jackets By Aaron Thompson Assistant Sports Editor
Coming off an 0-6 start in Presidents’ Athletic Conference play, the Waynesburg softball team was quite busy over the past week. The Yellow Jackets righted the ship of sorts, first sweeping a doubleheader from then firstplace Saint Vincent last Thursday, before splitting doubleheaders at Grove See TOP on C3 City last Saturday and
then with Thiel this past Tuesday. Despite the solid week, the Jackets still sit in seventh place in the PAC and clearly are on the outside looking in as the regular season winds down. Although its chances of making the playoffs are slim, there are still lots of opportunity for the team to do damage in the PAC Tournament race. Waynesburg’s opponent this past Tuesday, Thiel, is right in the middle of the race. The Jackets earned a split of the doubleheader, winning game one 1-0 before dropping game two to the
Tomcats 10-1. Fourth-year head coach Lou Giachetti expressed concerns once again about his team’s offense. “We aren’t hitting at the top of the order,” he said. “To play 12 innings [against Thiel] and score one run isn’t going to get you many wins.” The Jackets offense currently ranks near the bottom in average, runs, hits, doubles and walks. Those struggles continued Tuesday against the Tomcats. The Jackets totaled just two runs on six hits in the two games See JACKETS on C3
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Sophomore second baseman Shannon Falleroni (21) makes a catch in foul territory in Tuesday’s twinbill.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Shepas pleased with spring season Intrasquad game wraps up season Friday afternoon By Nick Farrell Editorial Assistant
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Freshman Colin Phillips hits a forehand in Monday’s PAC match with Washington and Jefferson.
Men’s tennis defeats W&J Continued from C1 keep the lead, as freshman Isaiah Cochran was defeated in first singles play 6-2, 7-6 (3) after dropping a tough second set. Mally was also defeated in his second singles match by a score of 6-4, 6-1. The rest of the Jacket lineup rallied back and won the next four matches, with three of the matches being decided in straight sets. At third singles, Littlejohn defeated his opponent in straight sets, 6-1, 7-5. At fourth singles, Anderson also took down his opponent in straight sets, 6-2, 7-5. Logan won in straight sets at fifth singles, too, 6-1, 63. For good measure, freshman Alex Tenenbaum won his sixth singles match in three sets, 63, 2-6, 6-2. Tennis is normally a sport that is relatively unaffected by weather conditions, but Monday’s match was different. “The wind early on was
crazy, which made playing kind of hard,” said Phillips. Anderson concurred on the unusually windy weather conditions, but he had a different take on their result. “The wind was an issue, but I think that works to our advantage most of the time,” Anderson said. Anderson also talked about the overall play of the team and what this win meant. “We all played well,” he said. “It was good to finish the season on a high note heading into the tournament this weekend.” The tournament Anderson referred to is the upcoming PAC Championships, which will take place this Friday and Saturday at the Pennbriar Athletic Club in Erie, Pa. Last year, the Jackets finished in a tie for fourth place at the event with Bethany, ending up just two points shy of thirdplace Westminster. Look for coverage of the PAC tournament in next week’s issue of the Yellow Jacket.
The Waynesburg football team recently completed its spring season after the annual spring game this past Friday. Head coach Rick Shepas was incredibly pleased with the hard work and effort his team exerted during the spring. “I thought the entire spring went very well,” he said. “The energy to start spring right came out of a very successful offseason training program run by one of our graduating seniors Ryan Williams. That put us in both a good place physically and a good place mentally.” Shepas noted that the spring season isn’t necessarily a time for players to move up on the depth chart. Instead, it’s a time for players to gain a better understanding of the Waynesburg system and to help each other improve.
Individuals shine Continued from C1 there, either, as she also took fourth in the high jump with a leap of 1.53 meters. The Jacket men also had a pair of records fall during Saturday’s meet at Westminster.
PAC releases 2014-17 schedules By Aaron Thompson Assistant Sports Editor With the recent addition of Carnegie Mellon and Case Western Reserve, the Presidents’ Athletic Conference recently formulated their master schedules for the years 2014-2017. The conference announced back in early December that the two members of the University Athletic Association would join as football only members in 2014. The schedule has each PAC team playing a nonconference game in week one. In the following week, there are four matchups with PAC teams playing fellow PAC teams. Those week two contests, however, will not count toward the PAC standings. That move was made so that Case Western and Carnegie Mellon can still face current UAA members Washington (Mo.) and Chicago during week’s one and two of the season. Waynesburg’s opponents for those week two games that do not count toward the PAC standings will be Saint
Vincent in 2014 and 2015, and then Westminster in the following two seasons. Weeks three through 11 will feature conference action to determine the conference’s regular season champion and automatic qualifier for the NCAA Division III playoffs. Week 11 will serve as PAC Rivalry Week. The matchups will remain the same as they have been in recent years. New member Carnegie Mellon will join PAC Rivalry Week by facing current rival Case Western Reserve in the “Academic Bowl” in Week 11. Thomas More, who currently takes on local Cincinnati river rival Mount St. Joseph, is scheduled to have a bye in Week 11, according to master schedule. The only other wrinkle in the new schedule format is that each team will not play one other PAC opponent in a season. Waynesburg will not play Carnegie Mellon in 2014 or 2015, so the Jackets will have to wait until 2016 to face the Tartans for the first time in conference action. In 2016 and 2017, the Jackets will not face Bethany.
“Our veteran players always do an exceptional job … teaching and reteaching what the coaches are teaching,” said Shepas. “On the offensive side of the ball, we made
an older player responsible for a younger player, which in essence we are trying to pass on the accountability. I noticed a maturity in the way most of the players attacked
their issues and where they needed to get better individually, and that’s what spring ball is for.” As the Yellow Jackets
Sophomore Justin Angotti continued his dominant season by breaking his own school record in the 800-meter event with a time of 1:56.60. Falvo was impressed with another big performance from Angotti. “Justin is another special athlete who is starting to peak at the right time,” said Falvo. “These next few weeks are very
important, and Justin should come up big for us.” Freshman Jon Allison broke the school record in the 5,000-meter event. With a time of 16:20.46, Allison took seventh place in the event. Moving to the field events, junior Kurt Bonnet shined again. Bonnet took the discus crown with a top throw of 43.39 meters. Junior Andy
Armor also rose to the occasion, throwing a fifthplace distance of 13.39 in the shot put event. The Jackets hit the road earlier this week, heading to Bethany yesterday where they participated in a PAC quad meet with Bethany, St. Vincent and Washington & Jefferson. Next up for Waynesburg: a meet at Indiana University (Pa.) Saturday at noon.
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Thursday, April 19, 2012
Athlete of the Week Huwe finishes in top three of four different events By Aaron Thompson
OTTERBEIN - 16, JACKETS - 13
Lacrosse nearly snaps losing streak Waynesburg’s skid hits seven games after close loss
By Kyle Oland
Assistant Sports Editor
The Waynesburg women’s track and field team turned in a very strong performance this past Saturday at the Westminster Invitational, a competition that served as a preview for the Presidents’ Athletic Championships that will take place in a few weeks. The Jacket women finished in second place, just behind host Westminster. A big reason for the success of the women’s squad was junior sprinter and relay member Rhea Huwe. Huwe competed in four different events and placed in the top three in each one, which is good enough to land her this week’s Yellow Jacket Athlete of the Week award. Competing as an individual, Huwe placed first in the 200-meter dash with a time of 27.10 and placed second in the 100 meters after finishing in 12.96 seconds. Huwe also was a big part of the 4x100 relay team, which qualified for the ECAC Championships after a third-place finish. The 4x400 relay team she helped make up claimed the title with a time of 4:11.33, good enough for first place in the event and also setting a school record. Huwe was also named PAC Women’s Track Athlete of the Week.
Last Wednesday, the Waynesburg lacrosse team matched up against Otterbein at John F. Wiley Stadium in a game in which head coach Tom Zacoi felt like the Yellow Jackets had a good chance of winning. However, despite Zacoi’s optimism, the Jackets lost to the Cardinals, 16-13, running the Jackets losing streak to seven games. With the loss, Waynesburg dropped to 1-8 on the year. “As a team, we did more good things during this one game than we did in all of the other games we’ve ever played, combined,” said Zacoi. “Technically speaking,
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Senior Maria Shepas (center), shown here in a game earlier this season, scored four goals in Waynesburg’s most recent game, a 16-13 home loss to Otterbein. the team did well. And, because they raised the level of their play, the areas that need improvement were easily identified, and we’ll work on them at practice this week.” Waynesburg got early
Jackets split PAC twinbill Continued from C1
of the doubleheader. In game one the Jackets got the game’s only run in the bottom of the first inning. Sophomore left fielder Jasmine Blackwell and sophomore second baseman Shannon Falleroni led off the game with back-to-back singles to set up shop for the Jackets offense. A groundout by junior shortstop Rachael Moon advanced Blackwell and Falleroni on the base paths before another groundout gave cleanup hitter Haley Payne the game’s lone RBI. The one-run decision
Top five moments Continued from C1 win’s game-winner, one of senior Katrina Kelly’s big saves and the final buzzer are all good options. Either way, the Jackets proved their turnaround was complete and showed they were once again among the PAC’s elite. 4. Thomas No More; Nov. 5, 2011 The Waynesburg football team entered its 2011 showdown at Thomas More as losers of two straight, with that pair of losses coming by a combined five points. And to make matters worse, the Saints were the threetime defending league champs and began the day as the sixth-ranked team in the entire country. One year earlier, the Jackets dropped a heartbreaker to the Saints at home. Thomas More scored a touchdown with just 49 seconds to play to eke out a 14-10 victory. This time around, how-
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The Waynesburg infield celebrates with sophomore pitcher Carrie Maier (center) after the Jackets took game one of Tuesday’s doubleheader against Thiel, 1-0. in game one marked the 13th time in 30 games that the Jackets have been involved in a one-run game. Waynesburg is 7-6 in such contests. Sophomore pitcher Carrie Maier made that single run stand up over the course of the next six innings. Thiel had just
ever, the Jackets were not to be denied, as they shocked the Saints with a 26-23 triumph. Plenty of moments stuck out throughout the game (e.g. sophomore tight end Mike Ferraro’s 69-yard catch and run for a touchdown, senior kicker Chris Marini’s gamewinning field goal with 2:39 remaining, etc.), but the one that clinched it stands out to me. In the waning moments, junior safety Bryan Gary sacked quarterback Robert Kues, forced a fumble and recovered it himself, sealing the upset for the Jackets. The victory finally gave Waynesburg a win in a close game, and it was also a major reason the Jackets earned a berth in an ECAC bowl game. 3. Twice as Nice; Feb. 11, 2011 After ending Thiel’s long run as league champs the previous year, the Waynesburg wrestling team was the clear favorite heading into the PAC Championships. Going into the final round of the tournament,
one base runner reach third base all game long, and the Tomcats could not put together a significant threat over the course of the final three innings. Maier tossed a complete game shutout, her first of the season. She allowed just four hits,
walking one and striking out four Tomcat batters. “When she hits her spots, we are productive,” Giachetti said. “She did a great job.” There was some consideration of running Maier back out in game two to start that contest, but Giachetti instead
Warrick landed a side headlock and put him on his back for three near-fall points. ... the final horn sounded, setting off a wild celebration among his Jacket teammates. What a moment... though, things were less than settled. The key moment then came in the 157-pound final between then-junior Garett Johnston and Thiel’s Alec Miller. In what was arguably the most thrilling bout of the evening, the two ended regulation tied at one and went into overtime. There, Johnston used an impressive pinning combination from a defensive position to score a fall and all but seal the team championship for Waynesburg. The Jackets went on to capture their second straight title, besting the second-place Tomcats by nearly 40 points. Waynesburg garnered six individual champions, as well taking Coach of the Year (Ron Headlee) and Most Outstanding Wrestler (Jared Roberts) honors.
The conference crown established the Jackets as the new team to beat in the PAC. 2. ECAC Champs; March 6, 2011 In the year prior to my arrival, the women’s basketball team suffered through one of the worst seasons in program history. Waynesburg finished the campaign just 1-25. Sam Jones took over as head coach following that season and slowly but surely built the program into a legitimate contender in the PAC. The 2010-11 campaign proved that, and this contest was the perfect topper. After losing in the semifinals of the PAC Tournament, Waynesburg earned the No. 1 seed and home court advantage throughout the ECAC South Tournament. The
goals from sophomore Toria Shepherd, junior Carly Smithyman and senior Maria Shepas to grab a quick lead. Otterbein responded with two quick goals to pull within a single goal at 3-2. After a goal by junior
Mandy Ormsby, Waynesburg reclaimed a multigoal advantage (4-2), but two more quick scores from the Cardinals tied the game up at 4-4 with 20:25 to go until halftime.
decided to go with freshman Jenn Lingg. The Tomcats offense came to life in game two, knocking Lingg out after just four batters. The freshman from Maryland took the loss, giving up four runs on three hits to drop her to 2-5 on the season. Maier relieved Lingg, but the damage was done. The sophomore from Greensburg never regained her form from the first game, as the Tomcats scored six runs off of Maier in just four innings. “We talked about [starting Maier again],” Giachetti said. “I think we could see [her start both games] at some point the rest of the year.” Thiel tallied six runs in the first and added two more in the second and
third innings to total 10 runs for the game on 11 hits. The big blow was a three-run first-inning home run by Angelica Masters. The lone bright spot in game two was when freshman outfielder Emily Sorton broke up Amanda Callahan’s nohitter with an RBI triple to score pinch hitter Jenny Feightner for the Jackets’ lone run in game two. Waynesburg returns to action Saturday when they travel to Bethany, W.Va., to face the Bethany Bison for a PAC doubleheader at 1 p.m. Like the Jackets, the Bison have struggled in PAC play. The Bison, the preseason pick to win the conference, as of Tuesday sit at just 3-7 in conference play.
Jackets used wins over Moravian and Penn State Behrend to reach the finals against Catholic. Down one with 6:46 to go, Waynesburg took the lead on back-to-back baskets by then-senior Elisha Jones and then-junior Hannah Hunter. They would not relinquish that lead for the remainder of the contest. Up by two with seven seconds left, Hunter iced the game with a pair of free throws, and the program’s turnaround had a fitting cap. The Jackets finished 21-9, which tied for the most wins in program history, and ended up as ECAC champs. It was the program’s first ever postseason tournament championship.
one half of a point. The Jackets were looking to end Thiel’s 10-year run as conference champs and pick up the university’s first PAC team title in any sport in more than half a decade. Then-senior heavyweight Melvin Warrick trailed Thiel’s Kraig Smith 1-0 heading into the final period of the evening. Working from the down position, Warrick pick up a reversal to take the 2-1 lead and began working on top. And then, just when Smith looked poised to pop out and force overtime, Warrick landed a side headlock and put him on his back for three nearfall points. Warrick then gave up a meaningless escape point and the final horn sounded, setting off a wild celebration among his Jacket teammates. What a moment for that athlete, what a moment for that program and what a moment for the university. One that’s truly worthy of being name the top moment in Waynesburg athletics over the past four years.
1. Reversal of Fortune; Feb. 12, 2010 While I went back and forth on the order of the other four, there’s no doubt in my mind this should be No. 1. What a scenario it was. With one bout to go in the 2010 PAC Wrestling Championships, Waynesburg led Thiel by the slightest margin possible:
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Thursday, April 19, 2012
Presto places 12th at difficult course Jacket men finally ready to get back to action today By Lucas Diethorn Staff Writer On Monday, Madison Presto continued to represent the Waynesburg women’s golf team. She finished tied for 12th place with a total score of 109 at the Washington & Jefferson Spring Invitational, which was held at Southpointe Golf Club.
Presto struggled, shooting a 53 on the front nine and a 56 on the back nine of the par-72, 5,987-yard course. Presto’s score was 19 strokes off the leader, as Westminster’s Pamela Bonneau claimed individual medalist honors after shooting an 18-over score of 90. She shot a 41 on the front nine and a 49 on the back. All players in attendance struggled on the course during the blustery afternoon, as only five players were able to shoot
below 100. “The course was very difficult; it had fast sloping greens that made it tricky to read my putts,” Presto said. “The wind did not help; my ball fell off the tee seven times and made it hard to concentrate on my drives.” Grove City took home the team victory with a four-women score of 406. The Waynesburg women will return to competition Friday when they travel to Saint Vincent in Latrobe. The Waynesburg men’s
golf team will finally return to action today at the Saint Vincent College Invitational. The men’s team has been off since March 26 when they finished in 10th place out of 10 teams in the Westminster Titan Invitational at the New Castle Country Club. The men will also play Saturday at the Thiel Invitational and then at the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Championships on April 23 and 24 at the Cedarbrook Country Club.
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Senior catcher Brendan Scioscia (5) connects with a pitch in Tuesday’s home doubleheader with Grove City. Waynesburg took both games from the Wolverines, winning 5-4 in game on and 16-5 in game two.
Baseball takes two Continued from C1 gled to left before advancing to second on a passed ball to put the tying run at the plate. That run was Berdine, who blasted a two-out pitch over the center field wall to tie it up. The Wolverines went three up, three down to start the seventh before Waynesburg went to work once again. With runners on the corners, junior shortstop Kyle Sasala drove one deep into center field for the game-winning RBI single. “Errors hurt us early on,” said head coach Mike Humiston. “When you go into the sixth inning with as many errors as you have runs, it’s never a good thing. But guys like Berdine came up big for us, and everyone contributed to battle back and get this win.”
Spring game ends season Continued from C2 head toward the upcoming regular season, Shepas said that this team has more balance that any team in recent years. “Going into this particular year, we have more balance in the athletes we’re bringing back on both sides of the ball, whereas going into the 2011 season, we definitely had more starters coming back on defense,” said Shepas. “We have had some key loses on both sides of the ball, but we have a good, core nuclei
Sasala, Hartman and freshman second baseman Joseph Smith each went 2-for-3 at the plate, combining for nearly half of the team’s 11 hits, while Goeggelman and junior Adam Horning each added an RBI to complement Berdine’s strong showing. Senior Ben Oviatt improved to 8-2 on the mound, not giving up a single earned run and allowing five hits and four walks in the southpaw’s eighth complete game of the year. “It was not Benny’s best stuff today, but he still did very well for us out there and got settled in, and we were able to come back and get him some runs,” said Humiston. The nightcap was a far cry from game one’s walkoff win, as the Jackets jumped on the Wolverines early and often, tearing through seven Grove City pitchers on their way to a 16-5 shellacking of their conference foe.
on both sides of the ball, and we’ve got depth coming out of the younger classes that gives us a more stable football team.” Shepas noted that the team’s focus on retention is working, as around 90 players completed the spring season. Along with this, the team’s combined grade point average is among the highest it has been in Shepas’s tenure. In terms of on-field performance, Shepas said that the kicking game has vastly improved. Some players like Dom Zappa and Zack Rogers are returning as punters, while new additions to the team like Alex Henry and Zach DeBeradin will
After two quick outs to start the game, Waynesburg loaded the bases thanks to two walks and a hit by pitch. Smith then got under a ball for a grand slam over the left field wall, the freshman’s first collegiate home run. From there, Waynesburg never let up, scoring at least one run in every inning the rest of the way, highlighted by Berdine’s solo shot to left to lead off the third inning. “I’m feeding off of these guys to be honest,” said Berdine. “ I mean what did we have, 15 hits? I ran into two good balls today and got both of them, but we hit the ball well as a team.” Grove City managed 10 hits of their own, but it wasn’t enough to stop the Jackets, who scattered 15 hits over only six innings, while earning eight walks. “We definitely saw the ball much better today,” said Humiston. “Let’s face it; I think [Grove City] Coach Skaricich would say their pitching is not as
good this year as it’s been in the past, but they had 10 hits today too. The biggest difference is we were scoring on our hits, and that’s timely hitting and a nice lead given to us by Joey Smith’s grand slam.” Junior Anthony Longo picked up the victory for the Jackets, going 5.2 innings before giving way to senior Tim Chilcote for the final inning and a third. Longo walked two and gave up three earned runs on nine hits to improve to 4-2 on the season. “As long as our pitchers throw like they did today, we should be fine,” said Berdine. “We rely on them to close it out, and they rely on us to give them a cushion.” The Jackets held on to fifth place in the PAC at 89 in league play and 18-13 overall. Waynesburg returns to the diamond Friday for a 1 p.m. doubleheader against nonconference opponent Penn State Altoona.
“Our veteran players always do an exceptional job ... teaching and re-teaching what the coaches are teaching.” Rick Shepas Head football coach
join the team as kickers. “The influx of them as kickers, believe it or not, was the biggest enthusiastic boost that we’ve had in a couple years,” said Shepas. “For us, the kicking game has separated us from being undefeated in the regular season the past two years.” Shepas also believes that the 2012 Jackets will
be much improved on offense and defense, even with the loss of key seniors like defensive lineman Darryl Moore Jr., cornerback Sean Hunt and quarterback Josh Graham. A portion of the lineup that will remain the same is the offensive line unit that gave up only six sacks in 2011. Shepas has also been
PAC awards The Waynesburg track and field teams nearly swept all four of the Presidents’ Athletic Conference’s weekly track awards. Junior Rhea Huwe and freshman Byrum Louco were named PAC Women’s and Men’s Track Athletes of the Week, while senior Krystal Baker took home this week’s PAC Women’s Field Athlete of the Week Huwe award. Huwe competed in four different events at the Westminster Invitational and placed in the top three of each one. Individually, she won the 200-meter dash with a time of 27.10 and placed second in the 100 meters by just .01 second after crossing the finish line in 12.96 seconds. Huwe was also a part of Waynesburg’s 4x100-meter relay team, Louco which qualified for the ECAC Championships after placing third with a time of 50.62 seconds. Finally, the junior was one-fourth of the Jackets’ victorious 4x400-meter relay crew that not only claimed victory with a time of 4:11.33, but also set a new program record. Louco earned his second PAC Track Athlete of the Week honor of the season after placing first in the 400 hurdles Baker (55.33) and second in the 100-meter dash (11.42), while also running a leg for the victorious 4x400 relay team (3:24.03) on Saturday. Last, but not least, Baker won the triple jump at the Westminster Invitational and qualified for the ECAC Championships with a top distance of 10.89 meters. She also led all Division III competitors in the high jump by placing fourth with a top height of 1.53 meters. It was Baker’s first competition of the year. It is believed that this is the first time in program history that the Waynesburg track program has won three of the PAC’s four weekly awards.
Otterbein went on a four-goal run at the end of the first half to make the score 8-5. The Cardinals did not trail the rest of the game. Down 13-9 with 13:35 left to play, Waynesburg appeared to be on the comeback trail after backto-back-to-back goals by Shepas, Shepherd and Ormsby, cutting the deficit to 13-12 with just less than five minutes to play. However, Otterbein would not relinquish the lead, outscoring the Jackets in the last minutes of the game to seal the win. Despite the loss, Zacoi was proud of the attitude of his team. “One of the hallmarks of this team is perseverance,” he said. “Their attitude is always positive; they never give up or give in, which is due in large
part to the vocal, on-field leaders: Kat Ghion, Mandy Ormsby, Maria Shepas and Toria Shepherd.” Shepherd led the way for the Jackets with five goals, while dishing out two assists. Shepas chipped in with four goals. Waynesburg returns to action today when they host West Virginia Wesleyan at 4:30 p.m. Again, Zacoi was optimistic that the Jackets will be competitive against the 2-9 Bobcats “The teams coming to Wiley Stadium over the next two weeks are good, but I’m confident that like the Otterbein game, we will be very competitive and do an admirable job representing Waynesburg University and our women’s lacrosse team,” Zacoi said. The Jackets then complete their 2012 campaign with two more home contests at Wiley Stadium. They will take on Urbana Saturday at noon and then Thiel on April 25 at 5 p.m. in the season finale.
encouraged by the improvement of his wide receiving corps and his quarterbacks that will have to replace the graduate Graham. “We’ve got a lot of weapons coming back,” Shepas said. The defensive side of the equation is returning quite a few key players this season, something else that leads Shepas to believe that the Jackets will be back in contention for a Presidents’ Athletic Conference title in 2012. “Defensively, I think we’re as fast as we’ve ever been,” said Shepas. “We will be led on the defensive side of the ball by veteran guys like Matt Krause and Jordan
Helmick, and on the defensive front we’ve got Brandon Fedorka back, who led the league in sacks up until the last week of the season. “And the biggest playmaker in the conference, Bryan Gary, plays in the secondary for us, so we’re pretty good in those areas,” he added. “We are further along and faster than people think, and we’re pretty excited about that.” The Jackets open up their 2012 campaign on Sept. 1 when they will travel to Muskingum. They begin their quest for a PAC title when they play at Saint Vincent, who they lost to in 2011, on Sept. 15.
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Performer relates music and war, includes audience By Lucas Diethorn Staff Writer On Tuesday, April 17, the Performing Arts Series presented Richard Harris to Waynesburg University in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center. Harris and his pianist Akiko Chiba performed in front of an audience that included University students as well as people of the Greene County community. Harris and Chiba opened their performance by playing “Concerto in F Minor”, arranged by G.F. Handel. The duo then played a piece known as “Renaissance Dance,” the first brass piece arranged in 1475, and asked the audience to concentrate what
picture came to their mind as they heard it. “I played this piece for a high school in the Bronx when I was in New York, and when I asked about the pictures they could see I got Assassin’s Creed and Braveheart for my answers,” said Harris. Next the duo played “Mon Coeur S’Ouvre A Ta Voix,” or “My Heart Opens to Your Voice,” which was arranged by C. Saint-Saens. Chiba then took center stage and performed two solo pieces; “Nocturne in E-flat major” and “Rage over a Lost Penny.” Harris returned to the stage and they performed “Carmen Fantasy;” a piece that is common as a
On Thursday, April 12, Waynesburg University hosted a Sports Management Career Day, featuring a fourperson panel of professionals in the field today. The four-person panel was made up of Abe Key, president and CEO of PONY baseball and softball, Dan Hart manager of media relations for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Rick Shepas, athletic
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The Lamplighters Touring Choir performed their spring concert during the mini-Relay for Life Sunday. Several of the Lamplighters told the audience different stories about how cancer touched their lives.
Lamplighters perform at Relay for Life, share stories By Nick Farrell
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director and head football coach at Waynesburg University and Jay K. Reisinger, partner of Farrell and Reisinger LLC. “Going to the sports management career day was a great experience for me. I learned a lot and it gave me more opportunities for a career in sports management,” junior sports management major CJ Filippi said. “Do as many internSee CAREER on D2
Editorial Assistant The Lamplighters performed their Spring Concert on Sunday during the mini-Relay For Life in Johnson Commons. This concert showcased a unique theme; each choir member interviewed a loved one that was directly or indirectly touched by cancer. Some of these singers shared what they learned with the audience in between songs in order to increase the audience’s awareness about the disease that affects millions of people in America. Melanie Catana, director of choral music, conducted the Lamplighters at this special concert during the Relay For Life event. “I think, for the choir,
it was really important that we took the time to talk to family members for our own education, and to understand what people have gone through in their own families,” said Catana. “We had a lot of good conversations about that.” Sophomore Julie Collins, mathematics major, had the opportunity to share a story about her Uncle Jim who died of lung cancer. Collins spoke with her Aunt Emma about the effects of cancer and her uncle. “What my Aunt Emma said helped her through was her faith in Jesus Christ, and family support,” Collins said. During her presentation on the stage, Collins shared her aunt’s words of advise with those in attendance at the Relay, saying that
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Karen Christman, a cancer survivor, shared her story with the crowd at Relay for Life. people affected by cancer are certainly not alone and that, even though cancer is tragic,
it always helps to talk about it. See CONCERT on D2
EcoStewards encourage ‘green’ lifestyle, raise awareness By Alex Hinton Op/Ed Editor Students, faculty and staff learned tips on living a “green” lifestyle as the University’s EcoStewards club hosted its third annual Environmental Week. The week’s activities began on Monday, April 16, and will continue through Friday. The goal of Environmental Week is to raise campus-wide awareness of environmental issues, said Kelsey Geehring, a junior biology major and co-president of EcoStewards. Alyssa Laird, senior environmental science major and EcoStewards co-president also wants students to be aware of environmental problems and the initiatives they can take. Laird said raising awareness is key to the success of environmentally friendly causes. “A lot of people aren’t aware of what they can do to help out, so anything that lets them know will be helpful,” Laird said. Environmental Week covers a differ-
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The EcoStewards played “Pin the water droplet on the faucet” during Environmental Week activity. The event taught students how to conserve water. ent theme pertaining to sustainability issues during each day of the week. Monday was recycling day; Tuesday was water day; Wednesday was energy day; Thursday is organic day.
The final even takes place on Friday. This year marks the first annual plant day. “Plant day is new this year,” Laird said.
“There will be different information about native plants and a flower planting activity that day.” Organic day involves food and will take place in Benedum Dining Hall. EcoStewards club members worked together in groups of two to three to plan games or activities to go along with each day’s theme, according to Laird. The activities took place in Johnson Commons during the 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. lunch hours. The games promoted the week, and made learning about environmental decisions fun, Laird said. “The games and activities incorporate facts about water and energy and give tips on what to do,” Laird said. EcoStewards educate students about the importance of taking responsibility in recognizing energy issues and creating a positive change. Geehring said she hopes that Environmental Week helps students to learn what they can do on campus, such as See STUDENTS on D2
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Arts & Life
Increase in insects caused by rain, not warm climate By Angela Wadding Staff Writer
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On Tuesday the Performing Art Series presented Richard Harris. He was accompanied by pianist Akiko Chiba. In addition to the performance, Harris asked volunteers from the audience to participate in the show.
Performer teaches Continued from D1 Western movie theme. They played two quick pieces including Fantastic Polka and finished with an encore piece Rule Brittania, which is the British theme in the movie “The Patriot”. After the songs were completed for the evening, Harris asked for four volunteers from the audience to come up on stage. He had them play into a mouthpiece coupled with a piece of pipe and a funnel that he had purchased from Home Depot
Concert held during Relay Continued from D1 Another member of the Lamplighters, Grant Paxton, told the audience the story of Nelson Fox, the pianist at this concert. Fox was diagnosed with prostate cancer but had surgery that saved and changed his life. Catana invited a friend and cancer survivor, Karen Christman, to share her story with the audience. Christman has attended quite a few
earlier that day. He was pleased with the audiences interaction to the activity, and explained the exercise to the crowd.. “The trombone and most brass instruments were made in the event of war,” Harris said. “They were designed to scare off the enemy by making more noise than the other as they approached each other.” Harris is a world-class trombonist and is considered to be one of the best in the world by many. Last year he performed at Carnegie Hall in addition to chamber music performances in Weil Hall, located in Carnegie. Harris has made appearances with the
world renowned Canadian Brass, the Empire Brass and the Rodney Mack Big Brass alongside jazz legend Wycliffe Gordon. Later on this year, Harris is expected to make his debut at Le Poisson Rouge in New York. He is a member of the Grammy Award winning music group the Metropolis Ensemble. Harris began his studies in London, England at the Royal Academy of Music but later came to the U.S. and studied at Indiana University; where he was awarded the IU Performance Certificate for his music recitals, the highest award Indiana can bestow. Chiba, who accompanied Harris, was a first
“Without talking about [cancer] you think you’re the only one going through it, but you’re definitely not.” Melanie Catana Director of choral music
Waynesburg fine arts events in the past. Diagnosed with cancer in July, Christman is now cancer free. Catana thought that inviting her friend to speak during the concert would be a fine way to honor her victory over the illness as well as spread awareness about cancer with a
first hand account. Catana was inspired by her friends story. “It [Christman’s battle with cancer] is still fresh in her mind,” said Catana. “I asked her to speak because [Relay] is a celebration and she is clear of cancer. It is a really nice way to honor her and be happy with her today.” Catana and each member of the Lamplighters have been all affected by cancer in some way because it is a disease that touches everyone, she said. According to Catana, gaining a better understanding of the disease through conversation was an invaluable experience for everyone involved. “It is good to talk about it as Karen said, because without talking
prize recipient at the American Music Scholarship Association International Piano Competition at the age of 11. Chiba was also a first prizewinner in both solo and chamber divisions at the Richmond on Thames Festival in England. Chiba has recorded for the British Broadcasting Corporation and toured as a soloist worldwide, and has recorded an album that was produced in honor of Yeudi Menuhin’s 80th birthday. Menuhin was a famous RussianAmerican violinist. Harris and Chiba concluded the evening by thanking the audience and hoping to see them all next year in another concert.
about it, you think you’re the only one going through it, but you’re definitely not,” Catana said. She added that the mini-Relay For Life is an important event that serves a community of cancer survivors, and all others touched by the disease. Catana noted that the choir members had the opportunity to hand pick the set list for this spring concert. Both Catana and Collins agreed that one song in particular fit in perfectly with the theme of the concert and the mini-Relay For Life. According to Collins, the song was both well known and fun to sing, but, it also fit the situation present at the miniRelay for Life, making it the perfect song to perform as a finally to the show. “I thought our last song was just great, it’s called “Keep Holding On” by Avril Lavigne, but we did the Glee Cast version. It talks about how the friend is going to be there for the person going through the hard times,” Catana said.
Many people enjoyed the mild temperatures and the lack of snow we experienced this winter, but does this quick spring mean more bugs are in our future? “No,” said Janet Paladino, assistant professor of biology, environmental science and athletic training. “If you are talking about climate then you are talking about longrange impacts of change in climate,” she said. “Climate is going to affect the amount of insect species that are here because it takes more than just one warm winter and one warm spring to affect insect populations. It is a long-range effect.” According to an article written by Matt Shipman of North Carolina State University, one of the most common mosquitoes in the southeastern part of the nation is the Asian tiger mosquito. These insects are inactive throughout the winter and lay eggs during that time but come out as the days get longer and the weather is warmer. This may be the one kind of mosquito we see more of this spring leading into summer due to
Students go green Continued from D1 the specifics of what plastics they can and cannot recycle. Environmental Week is meant to be both an educational and fun experience for those who participate. Geehring encourages students and faculty to be involved in the week’s events.
Career day takes place Continued from D1 ships as possible,” Hart said. Hart has been the manager of media relations for the Pittsburgh Pirates since 1999 and encouraged students to learn more in any way possible especially through an internship. Hart encourages students to be knowledgeable about content online and using websites to their advantage. “Know all arms of media it will make you more marketable in the future,” Hart said. “Don’t be afraid to
the quick warm up. The article agrees with Paladino saying that the weather has to be very cold for a long amount of time to really affect the mosquitoes. Paladino does not believe that illnesses such as Lyme disease and West Nile Virus will be any worse this summer than they have in past summers. “I do not think they will be a problem just because it got warmer faster,” Paladino said. “It is way more complicated than that, we may have the warmest summer on record but if it is not a rainy summer then insects do not survive as well.” Although there is the chance we will see more bugs this summer, it is not because of our strange winter. “If we have more insects it would be because we had more or less rain,” said Paladino. “It could be dry this summer, and that would be even better because there wouldn’t be a lot of insects.” The changing climate can cause more invasive species to survive, according to Shipman. It looks like bugs are not going to be the main worry this spring, so now people can focus on enjoying the abnormal weather.
“Come out and be a part of this activity,” Geehring said. “It should be a fun time.” Both co-presidents helped with the planning of Environmental Week in past years. “We’ve kind of taken ideas from the other years and [built upon them],” Laird said. The EcoStewards would like to see involvement across campus. “We definitely want everyone to be involved,” Laird said.
take an entry level positions starting out” Key said. PONY baseball stands for Protect our Nation’s Youth. It was started in 1951 and gives kids who are too old to play little league baseball a chance to continue playing up to the time they turn 20. “As long as you communicate with your coaches and athletes well, you shouldn’t have any problems,” Shepas said. Shepas left the audience with this advice regarding everyday life no matter if we are involved in sports or not. He said that balancing work with everything else in life will bring forth happiness.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
The Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle Across 1 Pointer’s pronoun 5 Supermarket stripes: Abbr. 9 Famous Poe’s middle name 14 Hand-on-the-Bible utterance 15 Lassie 16 Take care of 17 Old-style bottle opener 19 “Are not!” retort 20 Afghanistan’s capital 21 Honoree of a D.C. monument at 1964 Independence Ave. 23 Treats, as squeaks 24 Yankee with a record 18 World Series home runs 28 Pen point 31 Bullfight shout 32 Puzzle (out), in slang 33 Idle of “Life of Brian” 35 Preschool basics 38 Charges at some booths 41 1995 Woody Allen film with a Greek chorus 44 Actor Davis 45 Vim and vigor 46 “__ dash of ...”: recipe words 47 Courtroom entry 49 Top-row PC key
51 Approximate fig. 52 Highest British military rank 57 Both Chaneys 58 Beverage cooler 59 Lindsay of “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen” fame 63 Connector with a slash 65 Cry evoked by the first parts of the answers to 17-, 24-, 41and 52-Across? 68 Common traffic problem 69 Wife of Osiris 70 Racing’s Grand __ 71 Popular fruit-filled treats 72 Deck chair wood 73 Deck chair piece
Down 1 Sound heard around the clock 2 Sarcastic joke response 3 “... three men in __” 4 Tap idly with one’s fingers 5 “I’m not eating that!” 6 Dental care suffix 7 Double Stuf stuff 8 On the q.t. 9 Comparative words 10 Citrus-flavored refresher 11 Change the subject, perhaps 12 Lagoon surrounder 13 Oater omen
18 Ad-writing award 22 Canada hwy. distances 25 Modeling material 26 Skewered fare 27 Garage occupant 28 Popular animated clownfish 29 Van Gogh flower 30 Spare-no-cost type 34 Hangs loose 36 EMT’s procedure
37 Draws back, as in fear 39 Former Fords 40 Airplane assignment 42 Ready for a drive 43 __ Hashanah 48 Friend from France 50 Unruffled 52 Scruggs’s partner 53 Ancient Aegean region
54 Nail the test 55 Della of “Touched By an Angel” 56 Aerobatic maneuvers 60 Throw 61 Sri Lanka locale 62 First in line 64 Rotation meas. 66 Korean 27-Down manufacturer 67 Look for answers
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1. “There is no good or evil: only power and those too weak to seek it.” A. Voldemort B. Quirinus Quirrell C. Rubeus Hagrid D. Severus Snape
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5. “If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” A. Albus Dumbledore B. Sirius Black C. Harry Potter D. Minerva McGonagall
3. “You sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” A. Neville Longbottom B. Ginny Weasley C. Tom Riddle D. Harry Potter
6. “You can exist without your soul, you know, as long as your brain and heart are still working. But you’ll have no sense of self anymore, no memory, no…anything.” A. Remus Lupin B. James Potter C. Sirius Black D. Peter Pettigrew
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