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Thursday, September 22, 2011
Vol. 89 No. 2
New University website makes changes to appearance By Alex Hinton Op/Ed Editor Waynesburg University has its new website up and running for students, faculty and parents. The newly designed website features many upgrades and a whole new look that displays warm colors rather than the former black layout of the old
site. “With the old site, black was trendy, but there was a disconnect between how people felt about Waynesburg University and the black [layout],” said Bethany Doyle, director of University Relations. “At the beginning, it was very methodical coming up with a design
“It’s been really exciting to see how people have responded to the new look. People are more pleased with the new site... which was our goal.” Pam Cunningham Assistant Director of University Relations
based on the color scheme,” she said. “It was based upon how people
Students donate blood for troops By Carrie Maier Editorial Assistant While it takes most students as little as four minutes to donate a pint of whole blood, freshman Mike Pavick sat for 45 minutes, filling the standard collection bag halfway with a yellow substance. Pavick donated platelets in last Thursday’s Support our Troops Blood Drive, sponsored by Waynesburg University. “I always donate when I can,” said Pavick, an elementary education major. “And when I saw that you could donate here, I signed up.” Every 56 days the university pairs with Central
Blood Bank and the third floor of Stover Hall is transformed into a donation center. The first blood drive of the year came with a few changes. Organizer and assistant director of Student Activities Kelley Hardie, in coordination with Who’s Your Neighbor Week, gave the set up a patriotic twist. “We went with a theme of ‘remembering 9/11,’” said Hardie. “It’s in honor of those who died and for our troops currently fighting for freedom.” “Remembering 9/11” was a sentiment that echoed through campus last week as the tenth
felt about Waynesburg University.” The University Rela-
tions office worked with a design firm to come up with the appearance of the site, according to Doyle. The web team and design firm worked with a content management system. The team of designers looked at a number of higher education and business websites to get ideas for the layout, and
the design firm put templates together. The banners were something that Waynesburg University had the opportunity to work on rather than the design firm. Campus EAI, a large firm that works with college campuses across the See NEW on A4
‘Culmination of hopes and dreams’
Chapel to be dedicated on Saturday By Kaitlin Edwards Executive Editor
Where an old tennis court and a few scraggly pine trees used to stand, a brand new chapel is close to being finished. The new Roberts Chapel will be dedicated during a ceremony on Saturday held at the new location near the Benedum Cafeteria. “This is a culmination of a lot of people’s hopes and dreams on this camSee DRIVE on A2 pus,” said Richard “Skip” Noftzger, senior vice president for Institutional Planning and Educational Services. “It signifies progress, the change and the transformation that has taken place on campus throughout the past several years.” By Mandy Ormsby The dedication will Staff Writer begin at 2 p.m. and will include the dedication Waynesburg University students gathered in Alum- ceremony as well as an ni Hall at noon on Sept. 25 to listen to Greene Coun- organ inaugural concert. ty Prison Chaplain Irman Chaudry to discuss the Islamic faith. Chaudry is a Muslim from Pakistan and See CHAPEL on A2 spoke to students about the differences and similarities of Islam and Christianity. He explained that Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world with 1.5 billion followers. Many believe that they worship Muhammad, but Chaudry said that, “they believe that to get to paradise, you must do more good deeds than bad, worship Allah and believe in the prophets.” The main difference between the Christian and Muslim religions is that Muslims believe Jesus was just a prophet, crucified on the cross at Calvary, according to Chaudry. Chaudry also said that most Americans believe By Stephanie Laing and most Muslims are Arab, but in reality only, 15 percent Brooke Larson to 20 percent of Muslims are Arabic and the largest Yellow Jacket Staff Islamic country is Indonesia. They also study the Koran which is a book written by Muhammad. Chaudry also discussed how after the September 11 Students joined terrorist attacks Muslims were treated very different. together on Saturday, Sept. 17 to participate in See SPEAKER on A3 Waynesburg Universi-
Speaker discusses faith controversies
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The Roberts Chapel will be dedicated during a ceremony and an inaugural concert on Saturday beginning at 2 p.m. at the new location. The new Roberts Chapel will have seating for more than 700 people.
World Vision works for ‘better tomorrow’ WU students volunteer time to help others
ty’s World Vision Work Day. They served at a World Vision distribution site in Sewickley, Pa., sorting and packing various donated items. Major corporations whose items were overstocked or not sold, donate the items. After being sorted the items are sent overseas to those who need them
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most in countries all over the world. The group attending the trip consisted of students from the Bonner Scholarship Program to students fulfilling their service learning requirements. “Motivated by our faith in Jesus, we serve the poor as a demonstration of God’s unconditional love for all peo-
ARTS & LIFE Last Monday, students and faculty celebrated Constitution Day by performing a play in the Goodwin performing Arts Center. See Page D1
ple. “Our faith is at the heart of all we do,” World Vision states on its website. “Foundational to our work is the commitment to a shared faith by staff, volunteers and interns, and a common understanding of how that faith is lived out See STUDENTS on A4
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Thursday, September 22, 2010
‘The experience is like no other’: Missions presented in Chapel By Kelly Witas Staff Writer Tuesday’s Chapel focused on Waynesburg University students and their summer mission trips. Students traveled to Malawi, Africa; Tuba City, Arizona; Biloxi, Mississippi; and Jackson, Mississippi. Each group focused on helping poverty stricken areas and areas affected by catastrophic events. The group from Malawi showed a PowerPoint presentation, “[There is] no answer to show what it’s like,” said Evan Kephart, junior biblical ministries studies major. Emily Varner, who traveled to Malawi, Africa
said she has always wanted to go to Africa so when the opportunity came up she couldn’t pass it by. “If you have the money and the personality it is a great experience,” said Varner. “The experience is like no other and it made me realize you can still be happy without material things.” While in Malawi the group collected, transported and distributed over $20,000 in medical supplies to four hospitals and clinics. They worked with older orphans helping them to knit, fed homeless children at the clinic, and helped disabled children paint shirts. Not everything was about work, however; the group learned some new
Leadership Scholars create bonds during retreat last weekend By Kyle Oland Editorial Assistant What does selling cookies to a Chinese man, making up a rap about a series of people’s strengths and Power Rangers saving Richard “Skip” Noftzger all have in common? These are some of the events that occurred at the freshmen and sophomore Leadership Scholar retreat last weekend at Windy Ridge Retreat Center in Wind Ridge, Pa. On Friday afternoon, the Leadership Scholars departed Waynesburg for Windy Ridge where they stayed until Sunday. Over the course of the weekend, the scholars participated in a series of lessons and scenarios which helped them learn how to utilize their strengths that they discovered from a StrengthsQuest questionnaire. Tom Ribar, university chaplain and one of the coordinators for the Leadership Scholar program, said, “The purpose of the retreat was to provide a context for new students to begin to explore strengths and make use of the StrengthsQuest resources.” Ribar did not teach the lessons, however. Instead, the sophomore
Leadership Scholars led the lessons, further strengthening their already developing leadership qualities. Morgan Desmond, a sophomore secondary education major, said she was excited to mentor freshmen and participate. “Leading the lessons allowed me to share my knowledge with the freshmen,” said Desmond. “I think we need to set a good example for everyone, so they have foot steps to follow in.” Desmond’s lesson put students into uncommon scenarios where the students had to rely on their strengths, as learned by StrengthsQuest, to accomplish the scenario. The scenarios varied from being a fish and asking a group of mermaids where the fish could find his son, to having your robot captain’s battery die and trying to successfully make it to Neptune on a spaceship. The scenarios were a hit with the students and allowed them to focus on their strengths and grow v together. According to Ribar, sharpening the students’ leadership strengths was not the only point of the
games, toured a tea plantation, processing plant, and hiked to a waterfall. Varner said her favorite activity was working with the handicapped women and children ranging from infants to age 18. Emily Martin was one of the students who traveled to Tuba City, Arizona to the Navajo Reservation. Martin took the chance to travel to the reservation because of her strong interest in Native American culture. “The whole tepee living, but its not at all,” she said. “Many families live in poverty and the suicide rate is high for children.” Martin believes everyone should go on a mission trip because it, “Definitely helps you too and
not just them [the children].” The group spent their time serving the classrooms of seventh and eighth grade students during the final week. They aided in decorating the school for prom, honors banquet and graduation. The group itself hosted a carnival, but they ran into the trouble of only having half of the games they have had in past years. They searched a shed nearby and were creative enough to make up games with the items they found. The most important day was hero day, according to Martin. A program was held for the students to open up about struggles in their life in front of
Drive honors U.S. troops
“My mom’s a nurse, and she said there’s a critical shortage of blood,” Orndoff said. “But I’ve never donated blood before now. The finger shot to test the iron levels hurt worse than them actually taking the blood.” Ashley Stewart, a sophomore human services major and fellow firsttimer, said she was encouraged by a professor to donate blood but was not as nervous. “All the nurses make you feel comfortable,” said Stewart. “Nothing hurt like I thought it would.” Among the other changes Hardie made, a three-room set up allowed for a more comfortable atmosphere. “Last year we didn’t use all the space and only set up two rooms,” said Hardie. “This year it went much more smoothly
Continued from A1 anniversary passed. Flag pins, bracelets and ribbons reading “support our troops” laid on the makeshift registration table, serving as both a reminder and as a gift for donors. “We schedule blood drives every 56 days on campus because that’s how many days you have to wait before donating again,” said Hardie. “Students and faculty are always very supportive. Every time we get between 45 and 60 people.” Freshman secondary math education major Bethany Orndoff donated for the first time and said the rumors of the dreaded “finger shot” are true.
other classmates. It gave students the chance to forgive friends for mistakes and allowed them to become vulnerable. The trip changed Martin as a person because of her vision of what life was like for these families. “Those kids make you realize how lucky to live life you are,” Martin said. Two different trips traveled to Mississippi. Waynesburg University students headed to Biloxi, Mississippi to work with Habitat for Humanity. They focused on helping remodel homes that were already built by placing hardwood floors and painting the inside and outside. On their way down to Biloxi the group saw the
Photo by Nicholas Frazee
Students donated both blood and plasma to the Central Blood Bank in honor of the troops. with utilizing all three rooms as little stations.” Hardie said she hopes to keep making improvements because every year students continue to
Chapel to be dedicated Continued from A1
The main sanctuary area will be used for religious services, Upper Room, campus ministries, special guests concerts and other activities consistent with a religious space. By moving certain ministry organizations See PROGRAM on A3 over to the new chapel, more opportunities will be available for various events. “Folks look at it [the chapel] just in terms of the chapel, but the ground floor will be used for a number of different purposes,” said Tom Ribar, Waynesburg University Chaplin. “The ground floor will be used to accommodate some of the needs of the music programs and that space is much more appropriate than what they are using now.” The ground floor of the building will be an open area used for musical purposes. The symphonic band as well as the choirs will be able to hold rehearsal sessions and will be available for individual practice.
Photo by Kaitlin Edwards
Construction workers have been working all week pouring cement to finish the chapel by Saturday. Rows of brand new pews and a balcony will provide enough seating for more than 700 people in the sanctuary area. “This is a defining building for all of us,” said Noftzger. “This
devastation done by the chain of tornadoes that hit the south. They took a day off from Habitat and helped paint four trailers for FEMA. Coming back to Waynesburg, the group stopped and stayed with an alumni allowing them to serve God and connect with a previous student. The second group went to Jackson, Mississippi where they worked with the John Perkins Foundation. This foundation is focused on serving the community through God in an area struggling with poverty. The group visited multiple museums such as the Civil Rights Museum. According to T’Ericka Perry, it was a “very emotional trip.
structure is not only symbolic sitting on top of the Johnson Commons area and the hill, but it is also displays our religious identity and the prominence it has on campus.”
impress her. “I just want to say thanks to everyone who donates,” she said. “Come back in 56 days, everyone.”
Construction on the chapel began more than a year and a half ago during the summer of 2010 after a donation was made to the university. “From my perspective, the dedication of the chapel is a long-term vision of the campus dating back to the early twentieth century,” said Ribar. “This was a dream and hope for the campus and it speaks of a common vision.” Throughout the past week, construction workers could be spotted doing a variety of tasks to complete the structure. Whether it involved painting, cleaning, vacuuming or pouring cement to finish up the staircases, the final touches are being completed. The smell of new carpet and paint is also reminder that the finishing touches of the Roberts Chapel will be completed very soon. “We hope that people really come to understand the importance and significance of this place,” said Noftzger. “It means a lot to the entire campus, and we hope that we can do it justice.”
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Thursday, September 22, 2010
Senior accounting major awarded Pennsylvania business scholarship By Wes Best Staff Writer Waynesburg University senior accounting major Travis Barkley was awarded the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Scholarship (PICPA) for the 2011-2012 school year. Barkley was one of 51 students from various schools across the state to be awarded a scholarship by the PICPA. Candidates were judged based on leadership potential, financial need, and the intent to pursue a profession in accounting. The PICPA is a professional association of more than 20,000 Certified Public Accountants working together to improve the CPA profession and better serve the public’s interest. Its mission aids to preserve and promote CPAs and the vocation. Waynesburg University professor of Business Administration Anthony Bocchini recommended Barkley for the scholarship based on his commitment and performance in the classroom. “Travis is an excellent student who always works hard, is dedicated to completing his degree and entering the accounting profession,” Bocchini said. “This scholarship reflects highly on Travis and also on Waynesburg University.” Barkley was presented a multi-year renewable scholarship for an amount totaling $3000, which is an annual award he will receive for three years, beginning this semester.
“Travis is an excellent student who always works hard... This scholarship reflects highly on Travis and also on Waynesburg University.” Anthony Bocchini Professor of Business Administration
Scholarship amounts awarded by the PICPA range from $500 to $5000, and are determined by the strength of the nominee’s application. “This scholarship is given to a full-time student who is interested in a professional career in accounting and meets all the PICPA credentials,” Bocchini said. “They must also sustain a 3.5 grade point average in order to keep this award.” Barkley, a resident of Greensboro, Pa., credits the Department of Business Administration at Waynesburg University with helping him develop the necessary skills to succeed in the classroom. “I’m very thankful to be awarded the PICPA scholarship and I have the utmost respect for the Department of Business Administration here at Waynesburg,” Barkley said. “My professors helped me polish certain skills and are wonderful, talented individuals who really care and want you to succeed, and will help guide you in your career path.” The PICPA recipient also attributes the course curriculum established by the Department of Business Administration in playing a vital role to his academic career. “The curriculum here at Waynesburg provides one of the best contempo-
rary views in regards to the business profession,” Barkley said. “Courses here reflect around a fast pace, structured environment that allows you to develop and reach your full potential.” Barkley, a non-traditional student, has compiled a comprehensive resume both before and during his tenure as a Waynesburg University student. Prior to Waynesburg University, Barkley severed as a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps from 1999-2003, holding the position of a Combat Engineer. Barkley said the experience he gained in making ethical decisions for the military has aided him in making sound choices in life. “Being a marine gives you a balance and it helps you with the decisions that you encounter and must face in your life,” Barkley said. “The Marie Corps has helped me in every facet of my life.” In May of 2011, Barkley ran for the Republican nomination in the primary election for the position of Greene County Commissioner. This experience gave Barkley the opportunity to sharpen his personal and social skills and in essence, provide him with a better understand-
ing toward his accounting major. “I had a good turnout in my first public bid for office,” Barkley said. “Running for Commissioner has helped me accumulate interpersonal skills, as you have to talk to so many different types of people, just like in accounting where you work with different personalities.” Barkley has been asked to run again for various state and local offices and is keeping an open mind about those future possibilities. “I would be willing to run for certain positions, as I’m interested in some of those jobs,” Barkley added. “I’m keeping all my options open.” Not to mention, Barkley is also married to his wife of three years, Brianna, where the couple has four children. Between his school and family priorities, it’s a life that Barkley must constantly balance. “The balancing act of my lifestyle can be hard,” Barkley said. “It’s important to prioritize and make sure that in fact, all your priorities are in order and you devote your time accordingly.” The commitment to his family and academics has caught the attention of Bocchini, noticing the lifestyle Barkley is accustomed to. “I am impressed with how well Travis is able to balance his academic pursuits along with his family responsibilities,” Bocchini said. Barkley plans to take the CPA examination upon completion of college, with the possibility of enrolling in law school.
Photo by Mariah Beauregard
Irman Chaudry discusses the differences between Christians and Muslims in Alumni Hall.
Speaker talks on faith Continued from A1 “Many people look at the Muslims with hatred because those that did that horrible act were Muslim,” Chaudry said. “They were not Muslim. They were extremists. The terrorists tried to use the excuse that the Jihad, meaning ‘the struggle for good’ was the rea-
Program creates bonds Continued from A2 retreat. “We also wanted to help the sophomore class build connections and relationships with the freshmen class,” he said. Many of the students feel the Leadership Program creates long lasting friendships. “Since I have been at Waynesburg, the Leadership program has allowed me to develop a bunch of close relationships with my fellow scholars,” said Jeff Champ, a freshmen Sports Broadcasting student.
son for 9/11.” Chaudry reassured the students it was not the Jihad like the terrorists claimed, but it was the act of extremists with hatred in their hearts. “Extremists were responsible for September 11 attacks, not the Islam religion,” he said. At the end of the hour long speech, the students had the opportunity to ask questions, which Chaudry answered honestly to the best of his knowledge.
Many of the Leadership Scholars’ first friends at Waynesburg University came from the program. Bertrand Ngampa, a sophomore biblical and ministry studies student, said he loves coming to these retreats because it allows him to reconnect with some of the first people he met at Waynesburg. He said he does not always have a chance to hang out with his fellow Leadership Scholars. Desmond agreed with Ngampa saying, “When we are at school we usually don’t get a chance to hangout, so coming here, it gives us a chance to catch up with people who were the first people we ever met.”
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Thursday, September 22, 2010
Art gallery showcases ‘Where in the World Have You Been’ By Matt Giardina Staff Writer The opening reception of the “Where in the World Have You Been” took place Monday night in the Benedum Fine Arts Gallery. The gallery featured photos taken by students and faculty. Susan Phillips, chair of the Department of Fine Arts, organized the third annual event. “This was an idea I had,” Phillips said. “I thought it would be a fun thing to see where our student university groups and trips are going.” The first step to hosting the exhibit was to gather the photographs. “I sent out an email last spring to let people know it was coming,” said Phillips. “After school started I sent another email encouraging students and faculty to submit photos.” The photos had to involve university related activities in order to have the gallery, such as trips and missions. “We have received photos from mission trips, study abroad programs, Vira Heinz scholarship travels and even student
activity board trips,” Phillips said. “Students submitted pictures from Italy, Spain, France, Belize and Arizona.” One of the main reasons the Department of Fine Arts holds this event is to inspire photographers. “Our objective of this exhibit is to showcase all the places our faculty and staff travel,” said Phillips. “Also to encourage good photography and what makes a good photo.” The “Where in the World Have Been” exhibit also functioned as a photography contest. To avoid an unbiased decision, Janice Morris from the Greene County Photography Club judged the competition. “The judge of the contest was an outside source, Janice Morris,” said Phillips. “I invited her to come judge as an independent kind of judging.” The winners of the contest were announced during the opening reception. Natalie George, junior dual majoring in creative writing and art, received first place for her photo taken while she was in Italy.
Photo by Abigail Wernert
Junior interactive design major Megan Peebles won second place for her photo of the Eiffel Tower. She took the photo while studying abroad last summer. Her photo was entitled “Siena” and focused primarily on a Tuscany scene. “I took the photo while
I was in Italy this summer, traveling through the Vira Heinz Scholarship. We took a day-trip to Siena. I was honestly
works for Red Bull’s Wiiings Team in the Pittsburgh area. According to O’Malley, most big cities have Wiiings teams that travel to college campuses and give out free energy drinks. The teams are in charge of all of the promotion aspects of the drink. “We come at special times like move-in days, midterms and finals,” O’Malley said. Her team covers a large radius of universities from Penn State main to West Virginia University. O’Malley feels that these promotions help get students to buy energy drinks more often. “College students use Red Bull for partying, sports and studying, so it’s a nice gift,” she said. “They will buy it when they can’t get it for free.” O’Malley said that the Wiiings Team will travel to college campuses either
upon student request or by researching information about the school to know when important dates, sometimes including sporting events, will take place. Major companies like Target, HP and American Eagle target college students in any way possible, from giving away their products for free like Red Bull does, to advertising their brand name on packs of tissues or pizza boxes. Some of the other companies that target Waynesburg University students in particular by sending promotional mail are Copenhagen and Comcast. Comcast tries to get students to upgrade their cable packages in their dorm rooms since that is whom the university gets cable and Internet through. Copenhagen sends coupons for their tobacco products to stu-
dents at the university. The New York Times article also said that the most popular students are the ones who are in demand to spread the word about the products through the sports and clubs they are involved in. The companies want the popular students to make their brands seem cool. If these companies can hook students to their products early on in life, the students can make purchasing these products lifetime habits and pass the habits on to their future families, so that is another goal of the marketers. Many companies spend thousands of dollars hiring student ambassadors to market their products at universities by posting about the products on Facebook and Twitter and other sources. Whether this commercialization of college campuses is a good or bad thing is in debate. Many students see the company involvement in their lives and free products as friendliness on the part of the companies, but some college officials do not welcome these marketing opportunities.
creation. It does not say in the Bible that a person can only be used by God if they are a pastor. God needs people everywhere to show his love and to be a light in a dark place, according to Jeffrey Kisner, a professor of Biblical and
ministry studies. “It is very beneficial to study something along side of a Biblical and ministry studies because it enables you to have knowledge in other areas to become a better, well-rounded person,” said Evan Kephart, a junior reli-
gion and philosophy major. The World Vision website allows anyone to join in their cause from sponsoring a child, donating money or buying animals such as goats or chickens for families in developing countries.
Op/Ed Editor The Red Bull car arrives at Waynesburg University, complete with its giant Red Bull can on the roof. Students flock to the car, gathering to see what the excitement is about. The Red Bull Wiiings Team hands out free energy drink upon free energy drink, and the eager students tell their friends to stop by the car. Students enjoy receiving the free gifts, but why is this company being so generous? College students are a target age group for many marketers, including Red Bull, because of the large amounts of money they spend on certain items. According to an article in the New York Times, during the 2010 - 2011 school year college students spent around $36 billion on clothing, computers and cell phones. Energy drinks are among the list of things college students buy in large quantities. Laura O’Malley, senior media management and production major at Duquesne University,
Students serve Continued from A1 day to day.” Mark 16:15 says to go into all the world and preach the gospel to all
“We come at special times like move-in days, midterms and finals.” Laura O’Malley Senior Media Management and Production Manager at Duquesne University
nation, aided the university in creating the site. The firm creates university portals like MyConnect. Aside from the new color scheme and appearance, some of the other upgrades from the University’s former website includes a Google search box and integration of the main site into the portal. This creates a seamless back-end interface between MyConnect and the main website. The new university website also uses horizontal navigation to help site visitors easily move from one page to another. “It’s much more userfriendly than the old site,” Doyle said. “There is better navigation from the homepage to get the users to where they need to go.” According to Pam Cunningham, assistant director of University Relations, the site has community home pages for different academic areas. There are approximately 90 to 100 communities. The academic communities can choose a representative to add and update content on their area of the site, such as upcoming events in the department, changes in
curriculum and major programs, Cunningham said. Now changes can be made daily to publicize campus events and keep all of the site’s users updated on university news. The news page features three teasers for news releases to keep viewers up to date. University Relations worked closely with other others from the university on creating the site. Members of the web team included the Information Technology department, Sr. Vice President of Enrollment and Marketing Robin King and Director of Admissions Sarah Zwinger for training and content migration. IT Programmer/Analyst Dave Patton did most of the technical work involved with the site development, such as programming and coding, according to Cunningham and Doyle. “You have to have a large team that works well together,” Cunningham said. She said that creating the website was a twoyear process from planning to launch. “It’s been really exciting to see how other people have responded to the new look,” Cunningham said. “People are more pleased with the new site—functionality-wise and looks-wise—which was our goal.”
By donating these animals, people are receiving the means they need to survive and to support their families. The website states, “Giving a general donation to World Vision enables us to respond quickly to provide
essential help to the world’s most vulnerable children and families.” To volunteer for the next to World Vision, students can check the bulletin board in the Center for Service Leadership office located on the first floor of the Stover building.
New website designed
Marketers, like Red Bull, target college students By Alex Hinton
shocked that this picture was chosen because it was a very basic shot,” George said. “I was just thinking that it seemed like such
relatable image for when people think of Tuscany. And there was just something about those green shutters.” Second place was given to a photograph of the Eiffel Tower by Megan Peebles, a junior interactive design major with an art minor. “I took that photo at the base of the tower. I didn’t edit it a single bit, that’s exactly how it looked when I took the photo,” said Peebles. “I was so shocked by how gorgeous and spectacular it was. The name ‘la dame de fer’ is ‘the Iron Lady’ in French. That was the nickname of the Eiffel Tower.” Other winners include Shawn Wharrey, a junior biology pre-med major, who received third place his photo of a sea turtle entitled “Crush” and Shannon Bartley who was awarded Best in Show for her photo named “Fisherman from an Arrow Slit.” The “Where in the World Have You Been” exhibit started Monday, Sept. 19 and will continue through Friday, Sept. 30. The Gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m during weekdays.
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Jacket columnist Amanda Wishner talks about today’s cartoons ruining the youth of America. Read more on B2
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Radio Day delivers donations to United Way
‘Give a little bit...’
By Rob Longo Staff Writer For the 22nd consecutive year on Sept. 14, WANB Radio helped the Greene County United Way fundraise money to help fund many of their projects throughout the year. Their goal of $8,000 was nearly in jeopardy until Alpha Natural Resources, who had a guest DJ spot during the telethon, stepped up. Late in the day ANR decided to donate whatever money it took to help the United Way to reach their goal. Six other organiza-
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The Greene County United Way and WANB radio hosted Radio Day on Sept. 14 in Waynesburg. All proceeds were given to help fund future Greene County United Way projects and events. tions were represented, including Waynesburg
University itself. Department of Com-
munications Chair Professor Richard
Krause hosted a time slot from 1 p.m. to 2
p.m. Other organizations that sent representatives were Direct Results, First Federal Savings & Loan, Rotary Club of Waynesburg, Southwest Regional Medical Center and Community Bank. Beginning in 2004, WANB decided to hold a contest to see which guest DJ could collect the most votes for best DJ. For every vote cast, a dollar would be donated to the United Way. This year the clearcut winners were Karen Zalom and Tim Seighman, who both represented Alpha Natural Resources. ANR accounted for $3,149 of the total amount raised. “Radio Day was a great way to kick off our fundraising seaSee RADIO on B4
Poets, writers showcase talents at Artisans Humane Society
holds annual outing to help raise funds
By Stephanie Laing Assignments Editor When Waynesburg University’s Jonnell Liebl, a senior creative writing major, woke up one day, she had a phrase stuck in her head, “There are nine years between her eyes.” Inspired, she turned the phrase into one the opening line to one of her short stories. Reading that same phrase, Liebl opened the Ten Mile Reading Series at Artisans last Thursday at 7 p.m. “[Liebl] had you thinking about the characters because the only person [Liebl] really described was [one] girl in the story,” said Caitlin McCoy, a sophomore creative writing major. “And that some of it was written in second person. It had you thinking who that person was, so you were able to create somebody in your mind instead of having it given to you who that person was.” Liebl finished her story with an unanswered question, and the audience responded with a round of applause. “It is fine to let the reader wonder,” she said. Sponsored by Muse & Stone, the university’s journal of literature and arts, and Creative Industries of Greene County, the Ten Mile Reading Series also featured Dr. Bob Randolph, a
By Amanda Wishner Online Content Coordinator The Humane Society of Greene County held its annual golf outing last Saturday, Sept. 17, at Carmichaels Golf Course. This year marked the third consecutive year of the outing, which was also followed by an awards ceremony and dinner. Sheena Martin, a
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Lecturer of English Bob Randolph read many of his short stories at the Ten Mile Reading Series last Thursday. The series allows writers and poets to showcase their talents. published author, poet and professor at Waynesburg University. “I thought it was very good, and it was very creative,” said sophomore creative writing major Kayla Longstreth. “It made me think of things that you normally wouldn’t think of. Some people, whenever they write, don’t think outside of the box, and I think that this definitely did that.” The night began with Leibl’s reading. After her presentation, more than 30 attendants ate snacks and
explored handmade ceramics, paintings and textiles in the Artisans building. When the crowd returned to their seats, Randolph began reading his short story, “The 11 parts of Rosie and Sanchez.” He captivated the audience as he explained his inspiration for his poems and stories. He read poems about animals, love, traveling and his parents. In between each poem, Randolph told stories that inspired the audience’s laughs
and explained his own inspiration for writing. Music played throughout the night, and local Waynesburg residents, students and Waynesburg University professors all gathered in a small room to listen. “This is the first, but hopefully we will have one [Ten Mile Reading Series] a month,” said Liebl. “Hopefully, we’ll have teachers and writers from other schools or other close community. The idea
member of the board of directors for the humane society, and her husband Adam have organized the event since it was first introduced in 2009. “The golf outing is one of our largest fundraisers,” she said. “It’s always a great day, and everyone really enjoys themselves. It also involves a part of our community that See GOLF on B4
Fairgrounds to be a temporary home for ‘pipeliners’ By Kyle Cogar Staff Writer
The Greene County Fairgrounds, home to county dog shows and the county fair, will soon become a temporary home for a group of pipeline workers. According with Pam Snyder, county commissioner, this is only on a “short term basis”. Recently, Snyder spoke with the media about the concern of the fairground becoming like a camp site. “I want to make it See READING on B4 clear to everyone that
the Fairgrounds are not being turned into an RV park,” she said. “The only place where pipeliners are staying are the sections of the park that are already reserved for RVs. They’re staying in the spots usually reserved for the dog show contestants and fair workers.” Snyder also addressed the long term plans of the fairgrounds relationship with the pipeline workers. “They’ll be at the fairgrounds for three See RVs on B4
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Make a difference Study shows today’s toons bad for kids Community Impact Grants offered to students Want to make a difference in the community? What are you waiting for? Regional Community Impact Grants offer students the chance to help the region by recognizing the community’s needs and trying to solve them. The grants have to be for our region, student lead and written. Students can address their selected issue by themselves or with a group of friends. Students should connect with the community. The projects have to be realistic and based off of a real issue displayed in the area. Greene County alone suffers from numerous problems that could be addressed and solved by students. Whether environmental or residential, student ideas can lead to innovation in the community. With the help of a local community partner students will be given the opportunity to focus around adding to a program or starting a new program. More students should be willing to address issues in the area and attempt to help where there is a need. As of this year, students who apply for a Regional Community Impact Grant during the Fall semester have until May of 2012 to complete their project; grants are due Sept. 23. So, there is an endless amount of time to make it happen. Get to work.
Dedicated Staff Music department thinks of students The Waynesburg University Department of Music has come a long way in the past four years. Before the department became more active in the University’s activities calendar, there were not nearly the amount of events and concerts that there are today. There is always an opportunity for students involved with the department to showcase their talents, whether it be through a concert with the band or choir or one of the Chamberworks concerts held each semester. The amount of effort that it took to get the department to where it is today must have been monumental, and three people are responsible. Dr. Ronda DePriest, associate professor of instrumental music and director of the music program, her husband James DePriest, events coordinator, and Susan Phillips, chair of the Department of Fine Arts should be applauded for all of the work they put into making the department what it is today. Because of them, the department is able to give its students so many excellent opportunities to perform and show the world what they can do. Waynesburg University has a multitude of musical activities and events on its calendar because these faculty members worked hard for their students. So, the next time you decide to frequent one of these many events, remember the people who worked hard to bring this event to you. Remember that they wanted this to be an opportunity for their students to broadcast their talents to the world. Be thankful that they are so dedicated to their students.
How did you spend your Thursday night? I have no shame admitting that I spent mine on my couch, at home, waiting tirelessly for midnight to roll around. Why? 90s Nickelodeon. TeenNick recently brought back a few of its most popular 90s shows: All That, Keenan & Kel, Rocko’s Modern Life and Hey Arnold, all on repeat from midnight until 4 a.m. I felt some strange sense of righteousness and gratitude toward my
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90s Nickelodeon. Shows like SpongeBob SquarePants and The Fairly Oddparents suddenly seemed like mindrotting, technicolor garbage. Sure, the kids of the 90s might have had controversial cartoons like The Ren & Stimpy Show, but is Nickelodeon’s new batch of fast-paced, “fantastical”
Video games aid in AIDS research I have never liked video games or online games very much. I can manage to play basic Nintendo games like Super Mario Bros or maybe an online game of Text Twist, but anything more advanced than that, and I fail horribly. Personally, I have always thought that playing games for
cartoons really rotting kids’ brains? Researchers have been conducting studies for years, trying to find some negative impact of television on children, and the latest study has SpongeBob SquarePants in its crosshairs. Recently, a group of 60 children, all four years of age, were divided into three test groups. One group watched a “very popular fantastical cartoon about an animated sponge that lives under the sea.” Another group watched a slower-
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hours is a huge waste of time. But, just because I don’t particularly enjoy playing these games doesn’t mean they’re all bad in reality. The world of gaming can be, to my surprise, very helpful for medical science. Online games and medical science? Those are two areas of interest that I would have never thought could be related. But I was wrong.
paced program from PBS, and the last colored with markers and crayons. After their nine minutes of television-watching and drawing concluded, the children were asked to complete four tests to measure cognitive function. Sure enough, the children who watched nine minutes of SpongeBob SquarePants scored significantly lower than the other two groups. I can’t say I wasn’t surprised. See CARTOONS on B3
A recent article in Time states that a group of online gamers solved a puzzle that AIDS researchers had not been able to solve for years. The gamers who solved this puzzle play the online game Foldit, in which the goal is to figure out the three-dimensional structures of proteins. The players resolved the structure of a retroviral protease, which is essential for the replication of HIV. The protein they worked on in Foldit allows the MasonPfizer monkey virus (M-PMV) to progress into simian AIDS in See GAME on B3
Changes made to dining services When school started, I looked forward to going to the Beehive. I wanted a salad with chicken. A salad is so convenient –a healthy and easy lunch for my busy days. So I walked into the Beehive and stood there… Where were the salads? I continued through the line. The yogurt was gone, and I got one piece of meat on my sandwich. I heard someone getting yelled at for putting dressing in the wrong cup. I couldn’t help thinking, “What happened to the Beehive?” I’m not alone. Many students are asking simi-
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lar questions. Debra Rush, a junior nursing major, wants to know where the consistency is. She recently had a friend yelled at for putting the shredded cheese from the salad bar on a sandwich. “I don’t think it’s fair that we don’t know what we’re allowed to do or not do until we get yelled at,” said Brooke Conner, a senior business management major.
However, Joe DeSalvo, director of dining services, says that sample containers illustrate which container to use. Unfortunately, those sample containers are pinned on the wall behind the salad bar, and it is hard to see them. “We understand that there will be times when a customer uses the wrong container, and our employees are just doing their job informing the customer of the proper container to use,” DeSalvo said. Yelling at students is vastly different from informing them.
Kayla Wills, a sophomore psychology major, just wanted a grilled cheese sandwich with a piece of ham, but she wasn’t allowed. It seems the student body is getting smaller portions, fewer options and more rules, despite what we are being told. The crazy part is we still pay the same amount of money. Rush has noticed the containers and side cups are smaller, sandwiches are shorter, the fries are fewer and the meat is less. “We pay all this See STUDENTS on B3
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Students left wanting Continued from B2 money for a meal plan, and I get one meal for $7,” said Rush. “But I could go to Subway everyday and pay the same amount for more food. I really don’t want to go to Subway everyday.” The question remains: is the student body being charged too much for a meal? When I asked DeSalvo this, he avoided the question, saying, “We offer all you care to eat style service in the Benedum Dining Hall. The Beehive is not, and never If we really want to preserve Medicare is in trouble. Because would be adopted. has been an all you care older people tend to be sicker How tough will it be for peoMedicare for the future, the last to eat venue.” thing we should do is raise the than those who are younger, and ple in their 60s to get jobs if But even Benedum eligibility age to 67 _ yet that is thus require more expensive employers are on the hook for what President Obama, shock- care, making them wait to qual- tens of thousands of dollars ify for Medicare benefits could more in health-insurance premiingly, seems willing to do. In his jobs speech last week, actually help drive up the cost of ums? Requiring them to provide Obama made a good case for care _ and everyone would pay coverage for two more years will government action to stimulate those higher costs, including mean higher premiums for all the economy. But he also said ordinary people and their workers regardless of age. Continued from B2 High numbers of uninsured this: "With an aging population employers. According to a study by the people drive up overall healthand rising health-care costs, we are spending too fast to sustain Kaiser Family Foundation, rais- care costs, because their untreatI’ve been questioning ed illnesses often lead to more ing the eligibility age to 67 (Medicare). And if we don't gradfor years if all these referually reform the system while would save the federal govern- serious, complicated and expen- ences to Bikini Bottom conditions. President and Make Out Reef are protecting current beneficiaries, ment $5.7 billion in 2014 (how sive it won't be there when future many hours of the wars we're Obama ought to know this. really beneficial for the The best way to save fighting does that cover?) Yet retirees need it." show’s young viewers. The president didn't say what out-of-pocket costs to 65- and Medicare is not to cut it but to But according to Nickhe means by "reform," but it has 66-year-olds would increase a expand it to include everyone elodeon, SpongeBob is been reported, and not denied by total of $3.7 billion. Expenses to into a single-payer health-care meant to be viewed by the White House, that during employers would rise $4.5 bil- system. kids aged six to eleven; In the meantime, the presi- not by preschoolers. I talks with Republican leaders lion. Of course, many seniors will dent and members of Congress guess that rules out colover raising the debt, he offered to gradually raise the eligibility not be able to afford the five-fig- need to hear that raising the eli- lege students, too, right? age for Medicare from 65. ure price tag for health insur- gibility age is one colossally bad There are obviously ance so they will not get preven- idea. This is a colossally bad idea. some key differences ___ Health care provided by tive care for the chronic condibetween these age Medicare costs a fraction of pri- tions that sap most of healthgroups. College-aged vate health care. Raising the eli- care spending these days and This editorial originally viewers already have a gibility age does nothing to drive will end up getting more expen- appeared in the Philadelphia well-developed set of down overall health-care costs, sively sick. And yes, many will Daily News. morals and values with which is the main reason die prematurely if this policy some life lessons under their belts. Nickelodeon’s target audience of six to elevenyear-olds does not. They’re like balls of clay, waiting to be molded. Despite it being endHollywood studios, record by a court to be dedicated to A group of leading Internet lessly, if not mindlessly, labels and other U.S. copyright infringing activities, federal engineers has warned that the entertaining, I haven’t and trademark owners are push- agents could then tell the U.S. bill's attempt to hide piracy-ori- learned much from ing Congress to give them more companies that direct traffic, ented sites could hurt some watching SpongeBob, protection against parasitical process payments, serve adver- legitimate sites because of the aside from the F.U.N. foreign websites that are profit- tisements and locate informa- way domain names can be Song and how to do the ing from counterfeit or boot- tion online to end their support shared or have unpredictable loop de loop and pull. legged goods. The Senate for the site in question. mutual dependencies. And by Sure, there might be a Judiciary Committee has The main problem with the encouraging Web consumers to few hidden life lessons. responded with a bill that would bill is in its effort to render sites use foreign or underground Ever notice how Spongeforce online advertising net- invisible as well as unprofitable. servers, the measure could Bob is so happy and works, credit card companies Once a court determines that a undermine efforts to create a determined? But do you and search engines to cut off site is dedicated to infringing, more reliable and fraud-resist- really want your future support for any site found by the the measure would require the ant domain-name system. or current children, or courts to be "dedicated" to copy- companies that operate domain- These risks argue for Congress even your younger sibright or trademark infringe- name servers to steer Internet to take a more measured lings, living in the same ment. users away from it. This misdi- approach to the problem of over- vein as Mr. SquarePants? The global nature of the rection, however, wouldn't stop seas rogue sites. Picture it: “I’m ready, Internet has spawned a profu- people from going to the site, ___ I’m ready, I’m ready!” sion of websites in countries because it would still be accessiIt’s not just SpongeBob that can't or won't enforce intel- ble via its underlying numerical This editorial originally that is guilty of this lectual property law. Under S address or through overseas appeared in the Los Angeles offense. 968, if a website were deemed domain-name servers. Times. Other Nickelodeon shows like The Fairly Odd Parents are giving teachers, parents and authority figures a bad Timmy’s The game Foldit players solved this puz- as useless wastes of reputation. turns the complicated zle that scientists time can be just the process into a competi- unsuccessfully worked opposite. tive puzzle-solving for in just a few weeks. The feeling these game where players Foldit has several gamers have from figurContinued from B2 compete against one other ongoing projects ing out such a difficult another to fold the best dealing with the med- puzzle must be amazrhesus monkeys, proteins. ical field. ing. according to the article. According to a sciThey hope to solve I know I would be The Times article ence writer, Ed Young, more structural chal- extremely proud of said that discovering only an eighth of the lenges in proteins myself if I could turn which of the countless Foldit players work in involved with various my hobby into somepossible structures is the science field, and other major diseases, thing that ended up the best fit is known as two-thirds of the top including Alzheimer’s very valuable. one of the most diffi- scorers do not have any and cancer. So next time I think cult problems in biolo- biochemistry experiSuccess stories such someone’s hobby is a gy and takes much ence beyond high as this prove that some- waste of time, I will money and time to school. times things that remind myself of the solve. The online game appear to some people Foldit players.
Trouble for the future of Medicare
Cartoons bad for kids
Policing the Internet
Game helps science
Dining Hall is changing. Students are no longer allowed to make their own sandwiches, and when they ask for more, they are refused. DeSalvo claims this change at the sandwich bar is to better serve the students, ensuring greater customer interaction with dining services employees and allowing them to make suggestions. I applaud dining services if they are changing to improve, but I don’t applaud their methods. The student body received no warning about the changes in dining services, even if DeSalvo denies that the changes exist. There is one thing we can expect now: consistency. Even if the consistency is different from what it used to be.
parents can lightly be described as morons who have been known to forget his birthday and lie to Timmy to escape the house. His teachers like Mr. Crocker are oblivious, if not completely insane, and are obsessed with failing students and catching fairies. The majority of today’s children don’t show the proper respect to their elders, or anyone for that matter, and it’s not their fault; they’re missing out. They need more cartoons like Hey Arnold or Doug, with positive messages, real-world problems and realistic people. Arnold lived in the poor part of town. He had friends of every race. Family was an important part of the show: Arnold taught kids that even a broken home is a home, and his wacky old grandfather provided constant wisdom. Even Helga, the bully, had a soft spot for her family. Every episode had a clear moral: respect your peers, always look on the bright side, accept everyone’s flaws, take responsibility for your actions. The list goes on. And what about Doug Funnie? His parents were almost always around, offering helpful advice. He was a responsible kid, with a steady job and good friends: definitely a better influence than a hyperactive sponge or a dim-witted starfish. The 90sAreAllThat website says it best: “Remember when life didn’t suck? Relive your favorite Nick ‘90s shows and restore your faith in television.” Don’t mind if I do.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Ten Mile Creek bridge construction ahead of schedule By Kyle Edwards Region Editor Drivers attempting to cross the ten mile creek bridge in the past few months may have run into no small amount of construction. The bridge has been under construction since the beginning of this year, according to Tom Clearwater, contractor for Clearwater Construction. “We started construction on the bridge in February,” he said. “Right now we’re focusing on the main part of the construction. We’re building the actual bridge itself and we’re erecting the
Golf outing raises funds Continued from B1 may not be a pet owner, but enjoys the sport of golf.” Because the Humane Society of Greene County is a non-profit organization and operates solely on donations, the event was a fun way to raise money for those involved. A donation of $60 was required to join a team and provided those entering with a golf cart, and on-course refreshments. “We had beautiful weather and a great turn out,” Martin said. “ Tw e n t y - s e v e n teams participated in the outing this year.” Teams consisted of golfers from local businesses, as well as friends, family and supporters of the humane society. According to Martin, many teams returned from previous years and asked to be signed up a year in advance. The golf outing began with registration at 8 a.m. with players teeing off at 9 a.m. Golfers played 18 holes in a four-ball
beams that will support it and hold it up.” While traffic has been hindered by the construction of the bridge, Clearwater said that the old bridge is still open, allowing traffic to cross normally. “There’s a detour going right around the construction, so traffic can still get to the other side,” he said. So far, the construction has gone smoothly, according to Clearwater. “There have been no complications with the project so far,” he said. “The construction is ahead of the originally scheduled completion date of August 2012.”
scramble format. As expected, teams that placed first through fifth were awarded prizes, but nobody went home empty-handed. The last place team was also rewarded, and each golfer received a gift upon registering for the event. Prizes included passes to venues such as Mystic Rock, South Pointe Country Club, Stonewall Jackson Resort and The Pines Country Club; gift cards to restaurants and stores such as Dick’s Sporting Goods and tickets to a Pittsburgh Pirates game. Various baskets were awarded via a raffle, and there was also a Chinese auction. Door prizes and skill prizes were presented as well. Dave Briggs, Sean McCombs, Mike Smell and Dan Poland made up the first-place team. Teams sponsored by Fenner Dunlop and Dale Property Services also rounded out the top three. However, some teams stood out from the rest. “We had a team sponsored by Fox’s Pizza that came in some pretty fancy matching golf attire,”
Photo by Colt Beatty
Pulling their weight The Greene County Fairgrounds were once again home to the Lucas Oil Pulling Expo last Saturday. This is the fourteenth year that the Expo has visited the fairgrounds, and fans lined the stands to watch the super-semis and tractors compete to see who could the pull the heaviest weight the farthest.
Martin said. “They looked great. Maybe we will give an award for best dressed team next year.” Martin credits the success of the event to everyone involved. Without the Carmichaels Golf Course and businesses like Hudson’s Catering, Dale Property Services, Alpha Natural Resources and Lingis Manufacturing, it would not have been possible, she said. Volunteers from the humane society also made sure that the golf outing ran smoothly. Martin continues to remain passionate about the Humane Society of Greene County and plans to attend as many events as possible in the upcoming year. “We have three rescued dogs and five cats that have adopted us. We were reaching our carrying capacity at our house, so we looked for a way to channel our need to help animals,” Martin said. “By being on the board, organizing the golf outing, and helping out at other fundraisers, I still feel like I am helping to give animals a better life.”
RVs invade fairgrounds Continued from B1 months with the option of extending their lease until April of next year,” said Snyder. “They must be out of the park by April 1 because shortly after that, the county dog shows start. The fairgrounds will be needed for the visiting contestants.” This is just one of the recent places in the
county being utilized as an RV park. Another recent location is a small section of land just across from Rohanna’s Restaurant and Lounge on Rolling Meadows Road. The piece of land, originally unfit for an RV park, was smoothed out via bulldozers and covered with a layer of gravel and stations for the RV owners to plug in the cords from their vehicles. This section was constructed and populated in a very short amount of time.
Unlike this RV park, however, the fairgrounds are already prepared for the new residents. “These workers need a place to stay temporarily, and the rest of the county’s parks are completely filled. They contacted us and we agreed,” said Snyder. “This will be beneficial for the taxpayers.” The pipeline workers, who are employed by Precision Pipeline, are expected to begin moving into their homes sometime in the next few months.
Poets take center stage Continued from B1 is to try to keep it within a radius of about 100 miles or so.” Liebl and Martin Cockroft, assistant professor of English, began the reading series so artists may have the opportunity to share in each other’s art. The next Ten Mile Reading Series will continue on October
Photo by Arianna Grondin
Assistant professor of creative writing Martin Cockroft began the reading series as a creative opportunity for artists. 13, showcasing once again Western Pennsylvania’s established
Radio Day meets goal Continued from B1
son,” said Barb Wise, Executive Director of Greene County United Way. “We reached our goal of $8,000 for Radio Day and it’s a really good start for us to reach our goal of $270,000 by the end of the year.” Anyone who would like to make a donation to the United Way, can reach them at 724852-1009. Donators can also
writers in contemporary poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction.
“We reached our goal of $8,000 for Radio Day and it’s a really good start for us to reach our goal of $270,000 by the end of the year.” Barb Wise Executive Director Greene County United Way
send a check made out to Greene County United Way at 784 East High Street, Waynesburg Pa, 15370.
Women’s tennis defeats rival W&J. Read more on C2
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Jackets, J - 11, PS-B - 0 Steelers Streak reaches six games Nine-goal first half respond propels Jackets in rout of PS-Beaver similarly ACKETS
By James Allenby Staff Writer
Dave Floyd Senior Sports Editor
This past weekend, I observed two football games from the comforts of a press box. One was Saturday’s Division III tilt between Waynesburg University and Thiel College. The other featured the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. (And yes, the comforts of one box were slightly more impressive than the other.) One I announced. The other, obviously, I did not. (Maybe someday.) No matter my role in the telecast of each game, though, as Sunday’s contest at Heinz Field wound down, I found myself noticing a few striking parallels between the home teams. Both Waynesburg and Pittsburgh were coming off disappointing losses in the opening weeks of their seasons. The Yellow Jackets dropped a tough defensive struggle at Christopher Newport, 12-7. AFC North rival Baltimore blew the Steelers out, 357. Despite the disparity in scores, these defeats are where the similarities begin. And it all starts with the offenses. The Jackets’ offensive unit had trouble moving the ball against Christopher Newport for most of the day, especially when they needed a clutch conversion. Waynesburg went just 3-of-15 on third down and 0-of-3 on fourth. Plus, they turned it over three times. Pittsburgh’s offense did their absolute best to simply give the game away, turning the ball over a miserable seven times. Then there’s the teams’ experienced defenses, the supposed strengths of each team. They didn’t quite live up to their lofty expectations. While the Waynesburg defense did hold Christopher Newport to only 12 points, it also allowed the Captains to rush for 231 yards, including Markeese Stovall’s 170 yards on only 17 carries. Stovall’s total included two touchdowns, one of which was a 62yard scamper. The Steelers couldn’t stop the run either. Ray Rice ran roughshod over Pittsburgh’s defense, total-
The Waynesburg University women’s soccer team extended their win-
ning streak to six games in resounding fashion Tuesday evening with an 11-0 rout of Penn State Beaver. Sophomore Taylor Augustine began the scoring for Waynesburg when, in the third minute, she put a shot past Penn State Beaver goalkeeper Kristen Sutton.
JACKETS - 6, PS-BEAVER - 0
Augustine’s goal began an offense-filled night for the Jackets, as Waynesburg jumped out to a 4-0 lead by the game’s 11th minute. Augustine’s second goal of the night, in addition to goals by senior Courtney Ebersole and freshman Kristen Miller See STREAK on C2
Photo by Emile Khoury
JACKETS - 46, THIEL - 7
Freshman Cody Lemke tries to push a loose ball into the goal in the first half of Tuesday’s 6-0 win.
Men’s soccer team handles PS-Beaver By Jon Ledyard Staff Writer As conference play looms only two weeks away, the Yellow Jackets shut out two lesser quality opponents this past week at home to improve their record to 3-3. On Tuesday night, Waynesburg dispatched easily of Penn State Beaver, 6-0, in a game where several of the starters did not even play. “We are preparing for conference play, and we know what guys like Dave Floyd and Erick Burke and Evan Kaufmann (all senior captains) can give us,” said assisSee JACKET on C2
Photo by Andrew Buda
Sophomore running back Bertrand Ngampa carries four or five defenders with him on a second quarter run this past Saturday against Thiel.
Offense capitalizes on four takeaways by the defense in PAC-opening win By Aaron Thompson Assistant Sports Editor Waynesburg (1-0, 1-1) forced four firsthalf turnovers and limited Thiel (0-1, 03) to one first down in the opening half, as the Yellow Jackets rolled to a 46-7 victory Saturday at John F. Wiley Stadium. After having their game against Wilkes University postponed last week, the Jackets showed no signs of rust. “I thought we would be chomping at the bit, and we were,” said Jackets head coach Rick Shepas. “I liked our defense and our pressure. They got us started, and we capitalized.” On Thiel’s second offensive possession, Waynesburg junior defensive lineman Matt Krause forced Tomcats QB
Jared Soell to fumble, and fellow Jacket defensive lineman sophomore Brandon Fedorka pounced on it at the Thiel 21yard line. Soell left the game with a severe leg injury and did not return. Four plays later senior quarterback Josh Graham found senior running back Justin Falcon out of the backfield for a six-yard touchdown pass. Sophomore kicker Dominic Zappa’s point after was good to make it 7-0. After another Thiel three-and-out, Waynesburg took over at the Thiel 37. The Jackets marched down the field on a five-play scoring drive, which was capped off with a six-yard option touchSee JACKETS on C3
Junior Alex Crown was recently named the nation’s No. 1 grappler at 125 pounds by d3wrestle.com. Read more in next week’s issue of The Yellow Jacket.
JACKETS - 3, CHATHAM - 1
Volleyball records first PAC victory of 2011 Despite dropping second set, WU wins at Chatham By Darryl Moore Staff Writer
After having its match at Mount Aloysius canSee TWO on C3 celled this past Thursday,
the Waynesburg women’s volleyball team went into Saturday’s match at Chatham looking to make an impact in the conference. With that in mind, they posted a 3-1 win over the Cougars, earning their first Presidents’ Athletic Conference victory. After coming off an 0-2
performance in their PAC-opening tri-match against Geneva and Grove City a little more than a week ago, the Yellow Jackets came out poised and handled Chatham in four sets. “This match was very important to us,” said head coach Stephanie Benkowski.
The Jackets started off the day by winning the first set, 25-11, before dropping the second, 2519. “After losing the second set, our coach left it up to us [captains] to pick up the team, and we simply told the girls to push ourselves into giving our all no matter what,” said
senior captain Lauren Wagner. The Jackets did just that by rebounding from the defeat and winning the next two sets, 25-15 and 25-21, on their way to victory. “I knew our team was ready for this match even See VOLLEYBALL on C2
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Christman building J - 6, W&J - 3 Women’s tennis defeats rival W&J complete program Jackets win five ACKETS
By Nick Farrell Staff Writer When Ron Christman began his tenure at Waynesburg University as head coach of the women’s tennis squad in 1998, the team was still playing home matches that lasted five or even six hours on old, worn out courts. Now, the women have a beautiful new set of courts less than five minutes away from campus, giving everyone in the University community something to talk about. “The combination of the quality of the courts and the things we’re doing to make them a complete facility has really caught the eye of a lot of people,” said Christman, who’s also head coach of the men’s program. “Not only are they a good surface to play on, but they’re a good place to play as far as the stands and all the amenities that tennis players don’t necessarily see a lot.” Everyone from recruits to competitors to the resi-
Volleyball wins in PAC Continued from C1
with the week off. We have been practicing hard every day,” said Benkowski. “I really believe this will help us in the long run during the season.
dents of Greene County have taken notice of these courts as a nice addition to the University’s athletic program. But Christman has his eye on building a great program to couple with the excellent playing surface. “Along with that facility, we are telling recruits that we probably have one of the best tennis-specific strength and fitness programs in the region,” said Christman. When Christman started coaching at Waynesburg, he noticed that a lot of his players were suffering from very serious overuse injuries. Christman looked to develop a program for his players that would help prevent stress injuries. After some exploring, Christman found just what he was looking for in trainer Pat Etchberry, who he refers to as “probably the most successful strength and fitness coach of any sport in the world.” Etchberry has coached over 100 Grand Slam
singles matches in PAC victory
Especially since it’s probably the only time this season that we get this many days off.” There were a few players who stood out during the match, including Wagner. The outside hitter had 14 kills to lead the Jackets. “Lauren is a phenomenal outside player for us, and she continues to get
better even though she is playing through an injury,” said Benkowski. Injuries are a part of any sport, but that doesn’t seem to be slowing down the Jackets or affecting their performance at all this season. “Crushing every ball as hard as I can, using my head when I see open spots; I will do just about
down 2-1, freshman Madison DuBrock quickly took care of business on court six with a 6-0, 6-1 win to even the score at two apiece. Fellow freshman Ellen Limback, DuBrock’s doubles partner since high school coincidentally, pushed the Jackets ahead in the contest after winning in straight sets, 6-3,
6-3. The Presidents quickly responded by tying up the match when Lina Echeverri defeated Jacket sophomore Markie Gustafson at second singles, 7-5, 6-2. Waynesburg freshman Alyssa Daniel then stepped up at third singles to push the Jackets ahead in the see-saw match with
a match score of 2-6, 6-3, 6-1. Senior Rebeka Reyes, playing first singles, put the proverbial icing on the cake, coming back from dropping the first set to win the match with a score of 2-6, 6-1, 6-4. “The players all know how much I want to beat W&J,” said coach Christman. “They are in our backyard, and I want them to know that we are going to be a challenge for them every year. Our players, top to bottom, stepped up today after getting down in the doubles. Winning those three-set matches was huge for the team and huge for the confidence of the players.” The Jackets moved up in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference standings after upping their league record to 2-1 with the gutsy kind of play Christman looks for in his team. “We have a long winning streak against W&J, and it was really nice to extend it with the kind of heart that everyone on the team exhibited today.” The Jackets return to action Saturday at 11 a.m. at PAC foe Thomas More.
anything to get the win, even playing through an injury,” said Wagner. Not to be outdone by their teammate on the stat sheet, senior captain Jordan Barton and sophomore Mable Culp, who is also playing through injury, contributed 11 and 10 kills, respectively. Waynesburg then turned their focus toward
yesterday’s match against PAC opponent Saint Vincent. The Bearcats were coming off a win against Mt. Aloysius, in which they swept the Mounties, 3-0. The results of the Jackets’ match versus the Bearcats were unavailable at press time. But Wagner has high hopes for this team in the future: “I think this team
has an incredible amount of potential, and it’s just starting. This is just the start of Waynesburg volleyball, and hopefully no one will be able to take us lightly or look at us the same way again.” Waynesburg is next in action tonight when they step out of conference and travel to Pitt-Greensburg for a 7 p.m. match.
Jacket men crush Lions
and I came in unmarked really,” said Griebert. “Off the deflection it was a pretty easy goal.” Freshman Vito DiSanti put the cherry on top with the Jackets’ sixth goal of the game with fourteen seconds left. “These games are important because it gives us a chance to play younger players and see how they would work in different positions,” said Lyle. “Like [freshman midfielder] Colin Nelson—tonight was a great opportunity to see him in a couple different positions and see how he can help us in conference play.” Waynesburg outshot Penn State Beaver by an overwhelming difference of 36-3, with 17 of the Jackets’ shots on goal. The Jackets also had seven corner kicks to the Lions one. “Tonight was great for ball movement and chemistry,” said Griebert. “We have a lot of freshman just like last year, so chemistry is important to work on.” Earlier in the week the Jackets polished off PittGreensburg by the score of 3-0. In all three of their victories this season, the Jackets have shut out their opponents. Waynesburg returns to action tonight at home against Mount Aloysius That game will get underway at 8 p.m.
By Rob Longo Staff Writer
The Waynesburg University women’s tennis team took on rival Washington & Jefferson College Tuesday afternoon at the Yellow Jackets new tennis facility. And did the rivalry ever live up to expectations. In a match that wasn’t decided with just two matches still on the court, the Jackets pulled out an exciting 6-3 win. Only freshmen Lauren Cowden and Selena Messina won their doubles match, 8-1 at number-three. It was only the second time the duo has stepped into the lineup this season, but head coach Ron Christman may have found something. The freshman tandem is now 2-0 when they take the court together in conference play. After doubles play conSee NEW on C4 cluded with the Jackets
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Senior Rebeka Reyes scored a come-from-behind win at first singles in Tuesday’s match with W&J.
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gave the Jackets the early advantage. “We worked on finishing a lot in practice,” said assistant coach Sarah Arsenault. “And tonight, the girls capitalized on opportunities.” Augustine assisted on the goals by Ebersole and Miller, giving her two goals and two assists through the first 12 minutes of play. “We kept our game pace up,” said Augustine. “We played at our level tonight.” The Jackets wasted no time adding to their advantage. In the 13th minute, junior Heidi Weaver scored to give the Jackets a 5-0 lead. “Sarah took a shot a shot that hit the goalie,” said Weaver. “ It came to me, and I deflected it into the goal.” Waynesburg added two more goals when freshman Natalie Abraham and senior Sarah Markwardt each took a pass from freshman Becky Hotek and buried it in the back of the net. Hotek followed with a goal of her own when she took a pass from Weaver and beat the keeper to give the Jackets an 8-0
tant coach Nathan Lyle. “They are rocks in this program, but we have some holes elsewhere, and we have to see if these younger guys can help us fill any of these holes.” This one was over early as the Jackets took a 4-0 lead into the locker room at halftime. Freshman forward James Sneed opened the scoring seven minutes into the game with his first collegiate goal, before adding his second just over eight minutes later. The lead was pushed to 3-0 on a long shot from outside the penalty area by freshman Jude Anuwe. It was Anuwe’s third goal of the season. “I just took the ball down, and just outside the box I looked up and thought I saw an opening,” said Anuwe. “Leftfooted I just went for it and was able to hit the shot.” Freshman midfielder Matt Kopp finished off the first-half scoring with his first collegiate goal. In the second half, sophomore Danny Griebert put the game further out of reach with his first goal of the season off of a corner kick. “It was a short corner,
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Senior goalkeeper Katrina Kelly (far right) celebrates a rare goal of her own in Waynesburg’s 11-0 rout of Penn State Beaver Tuesday evening. lead. In the final seconds of the first half, Abraham buried her second goal of the night to give the Jackets a 9-0 halftime lead. “We generated a lot of shots and played as a team,” said Weaver. “Almost every goal was assisted.” In the second half, Waynesburg continued to add to their commanding lead. In the 61st minute of action freshman Missy Coleman capitalized on an assist from fellow freshman Alyssa Ehlert to give the Jackets a 10-0 advantage. The final goal of the match came in the 84th minute when Katrina
Kelly, seeing action away from her primary position as the Jackets goalkeeper, found the back of the net to give Waynesburg an 110 victory. Ehlert picked up her second assist of the game on the play. Waynesburg dominated the match from start to finish, as they outshot the visitors 32-0. The Jackets also did not allow a Penn State Beaver corner kick while attempting 11 of their own. “Everyone contributed tonight,” said Weaver. “The entire team put in a great effort.” The Jackets will continue to try to build on their recent success as they move towards con-
ference play at the end of the month. “Our goal is to improve every game,” said Arsenault. “We want to be at our peak performance for conference play.” The Jackets will look to add to their current winning streak tonight when they take on Mount Aloysius at John F. Wiley Stadium. Last season, Waynesburg held on for a 3-2 victory against the Mounties on the road. The Jackets scored the first three goals of the contest before Mt. Aloysius nearly pulled off the comeback This season’s nonconference game is slated to begin at 6 p.m.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Athlete of the Week
Graham takes control of offense
During the pursuit of a conference championship, Graham will have to become a leader and playmaker for the offense and find ways to get the ball to senior wide receiv-
er Jeff Young and junior preseason All-American tight end Adam Moses. Graham started the season against Christopher Newport completing only 14-of-31 passing
attempts for only 121 yards and two interceptions. However, in this past Saturday’s game against Thiel, he was 11for-26 with two touchdowns and just one interception. Also in that game, Graham was able to get the ball to Moses, his security blanket at tight end, five times for 61 yards and a touchdown. That is a huge difference compared to his first game, during which Moses did not record a single reception. Moses could be emerging as a safe and favorite target for Graham as the conference season gets into full swing. Keep an eye on Graham during the season and do not be surprised if he becomes the leader and star of the offense. On Saturday, Graham and the rest of the Jackets will take on Grove City on the road in another Presidents’ Athletic Conference contest. Waynesburg beat the Wolverines at home last season, 42-16. It was Graham’s only career start until this season. He went 16-of-23 for 200 yards and three touchdowns in the victory.
Saturday as they continue Presidents’ Athletic Conference play. Grove City dropped a tight 25-20 game to Westminster this past week. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. as the Jackets try for two straight victories.
Redshirt senior now in fifth year with the program
Courtney Ebersole continues tear, takes home Jacket’s weekly award
By Lucas Diethorn By Aaron Thompson
Assistant Sports Editor Despite numerous successful performances from Yellow Jacket athletic teams in recent days, this week’s Yellow Jacket Athlete of the Week was rather apparent. Courtney Ebersole is a senior captain of the Waynesburg University women’s soccer team and has put together an illustrious career in the orange and black. The East Berlin, Pa. native has helped the women’s soccer team bounce back in a big way from their season-opening loss to Mount Union by rattling off six straight victories since. For her efforts, Ebersole has been named The Yellow Jacket Athlete of the Week. She had two game-winning goals over the past week. First, she scored the game-ending goal in the first minute of the second overtime in a 2-1 victory over Pitt-Bradford. Two days later, Ebersole buried her fifth of the season in a 3-1 win at Muskingum. She added a goal in this past Tuesday in an 11-0 blowout of Penn State Beaver at home. Ebersole, who has been the team’s leader scorer each of her four seasons at Waynesburg, currently leads the Jackets in points (12), goals (6), shots (24) and game-winning goals (3). The women’s soccer team will be back in action on Thursday when they host Mount Aloysius at 6:15 p.m. The Jackets will be aiming for their seventh straight victory. * Please note that Jackets senior defensive tackle Darryl Moore (football) and freshman goalkeeper Austin Ganzke (men’s soccer) were also under consideration for this award.
The Yellow Jackets football team began this season hoping that fifthyear senior quarterback Josh Graham would emerge as a leader. Graham faces the challenge of replacing former quarterback Brad Dawson, the three-year starter for Waynesburg who threw for 2111 yards and 14 touchdowns last season. As a backup to Dawson, Graham threw for 229 yards and three touchdowns with just one interception. For the Yellow Jackets to have a chance at a conference championship Graham will have to fill some big shoes. Graham has an advantage over most first-time starting QBs, though. Despite being rather inexperienced as a full-time starter, Graham has been around the college game since 2007. (He was inactive in 2009 due to injury.)
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Senior quarterback Josh Graham took over the fulltime job as starting quarterback Saturday.
Jackets win PAC opener Continued from C1 down run by backup quarterback Tyler Fatigante. Zappa’s PAT was no good, and the Jackets held a 130 lead. The Jackets defense looked fresh early on, and senior preseason AllAmerican defensive lineman Darryl Moore Jr. was in the Thiel offensive backfield all afternoon. “Our defensive group did a tremendous job,” Shepas said. “Our front guys really got after it today. Darryl Moore gets held and still is in the backfield making plays.” The second quarter was more of the same as Thiel backup QB Andrew Smith was intercepted by junior safety Bryan Gary. Gary, who had two interception returns for touchdowns last year, was stopped just short of the end zone at the Thiel twoyard line. “Today was huge for us,” Gary said of the defense. “We played great against CNU, and it carried into today. Our defense is really coming together.” Two plays later, sophomore fullback Dominic
Two teams, one response Continued from C1 ing 107 yards and a score on 19 carries. As a team, Baltimore finished with 170 yards on the ground. Lastly, both Week 1 games were winnable contests. Players and coaches knew they had the opportunity to start
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(Above) Senior running back Justin Falcon (23) dives for the pylon in Saturday’s home win versus Thiel. (At right) Senior free safety Bryan Gary (33) returns an interception against the Tomcats. Moore bullied his way into the end zone from three yards out. Less than two minutes after that, Graham found junior tight end Adam Moses streaking down the middle of the field for an uncontested 23-yard touchdown. Zappa’s kick was blocked, but the Jackets still led 26-0. The Jackets turned another turnover into points after freshman linebacker John Sikora intercepted Smith. The ensuing return set up Waynesburg at the Thiel 14, and sophomore running back Bertrand Ngampa took care of the
rest as he scored his second touchdown of the season. Zappa connected on the ensuing PAT to give the Jackets a 33-0 halftime lead. “We have lots of offensive threats,” Shepas said. “It was important to get as involved as possible.” On the flipside, Thiel finished with just 39 first half yards. The score remained 330 until the end of the third quarter when Graham found junior receiver Christian Jackson for Graham’s third passing score of the contest. Zappa’s kick was good to make it 40-0.
Waynesburg concluded its scoring when Fatigante rushed 65 yards for his second touchdown of the game. On the next drive, Thiel ruined the Jackets shot at a shutout when the Tomcats running back De’Von Drish scored on an eight-play, 40-yard drive. The Tomcats added the PAT to make it 46-7 Waynesburg. The Jackets defense held Thiel to seven first downs, just 73 passing yards and forced four those turnovers on the day. “As long as our defense plays our game, I think we
can do the same as last year,” Gary said. Offensively, Graham finished 11-of-26 for 120 yards and three touchdowns. The Jackets will travel to Grove City to face the winless Wolverines this
the season off on the right foot and just didn’t get the job done. So, simply put, it was time to bounce back. And bounce back is exactly what both teams did— and emphatically, too. Each squad knew an 02 start—and losing to an inferior team to get there—could spell doom for the season by mid-September. Knowing that full well, Waynesburg and Pittsburgh responded
with big time victories at home. The Jackets dominated Thiel, 46-7, while the Steelers took care of the Seahawks in slightly less lopsided fashion, 240. Offensively, the Jackets’ racked up 345 yards, including 225 on the ground. But even more importantly: just one turnover, an interception thrown late in the third quarter when the game was already out of reach.
Same goes for the Steelers’ offense. They played turnover-free ball, all the while amassing 421 yards of total offense. As far as the other side of the ball goes, it was back to the norm for these two stout defenses. Waynesburg played takeaway four times on the day. The Jackets also held the Tomcats to just 146 yards of offense and seven first downs, and they got off the field when
they needed to, as Thiel went a woeful 3-of-17 on third down. The defending AFC champs did almost as well statistically. Although they failed to force any turnovers, the Steelers allowed Seattle to gain just 164 yards on offense and convert only 2-of-12 on third down. Yet, despite all the positive parallels in the two teams’ convincing wins, each still has plenty to
Jackets present in top 25 Waynesburg was present on the first 2011 American Football Coaches Association top 25 poll, which was released on Monday. The Yellow Jackets (1-1) picked up two votes as part of a group of teams recognized outside of the top 25. Fellow Presidents’ Athletic Conference member Washington & Jefferson also picked up votes outside of the top 25, while three-time defending PAC champion Thomas More was ranked eighth in the poll.
take from those games on which they can improve. And what do you know, that’s all strikingly similar, as well. The offenses have to get better at capitalizing deep in an opponent’s territory, the kicking games must become more accurate, and I’m sure there’s one or two I’m leaving out. But why get into too much detail; it’d seem like I’m repeating myself anyways.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Hardie turns around XC programs By Kyle Oland
say we are on the cusp of that goal on the women’s side. As for the men, last year was the best team we ever fielded, so I am proud of the year we had.” Since Hardie took over two years ago, both the men’s and women’s team have seen an increase in the depth and strength of their top seven runners. On the women’s side, Hardie said previous teams were talented usually only in their top three or four, but this year’s team is different because of the depth through the seventh runner. In addition, the men’s team, who has only been competing for a few years, is nine or ten runners deep, according to Hardie. Schaefer also has noticed a drastic change in the number of runners on the team and their commitment to the program. He said during his
freshmen year he was the only one recruited. For his sophomore year, only four runners were recruited, and they have all transferred or left. Since Hardie began recruiting, those numbers have rapidly increased. “After only one full year of coaching, he had recruited four guys who are now sophomores, who have all stayed, and now we eight or nine freshmen this year,” said Schaefer. “So judging by the class sizes, you can tell its getting better.” Hardie’s ability to recruit has brought him many successful runners, such as sophomores Bre Paul, Tiffany Onifer and Justin Angotti and freshman Brandon Dugan. Onifer said, originally, Waynesburg was not even her top option, and she was considering another school. “I was already set on
going to Case Western [Reserve University], and going to run for them,” said Onifer. “I talked to Coach Hardie, and I started asking him about the school and program. I talked to him for about an hour. All the questions he couldn’t answer for me, he sent me a packet answering the questions he didn’t know the very next week. He seemed more interested than other coaches, and I felt like God was telling me to go there.” Hardie’s dedication to the sport was one of the reasons Onifer decided to come to Waynesburg. Hardie is an avid runner himself, who occasionally trains with his athletes, which really inspires the members of the team. “I think the fact that he (Hardie) is an avid athlete and competitor (he runs ultra marathons and ran in college), and he runs around with us, helps the guys get through practice,” said Schaefer. With Hardie’s commitment to the sports and dedication to the program, the Yellow Jacket men’s and women’s cross country teams appears to be in good hands. They’re back in action Saturday at Dickinson.
ness program for Yellow Jacket tennis players. After some time, Christman became one of only three college tennis coaches certified by Etchberry to teach Etchberry’s exact methods in a college setting. Christman’s certification gives him the ability to train the tennis team using the same methods that 16-time Grand Slam champion Rodger Federer uses.
But a well-run training program isn’t all that Waynesburg tennis is about. Christman is quick to point out that his players are students before they are athletes and that studying for tests is even more important than preparing for a match. Christman understands that students are interested in academics and athletics when making their college consider-
ations. During the recruiting process, it is important to let the recruits find an interest in an academic field. “Most importantly, what we pitch is the opportunity to study a good major in a good program. Basically, what we pitch is an opportunity to play small college tennis at an institution where you get a good education,” said Christman.
Editorial Assistant “I am the only [one] in my class—the only one who was recruited.” Those were the words of Kam Schaefer, who is the only senior on this year’s men’s cross country team. Schaefer, who has been with the cross country team for four years, has seen the ups and downs of the program. “Before, it was a lot more laid back,” he said. “It was not taken seriously. The mentality before was running for fun, and not caring about results. Since Coach Hardie has been here, it is now trying to win and be competitive.” Last year, Hardie took over as the head coach of the men’s and women’s cross country teams after spending a year as an assistant coach. The results can be measured in terms of overall success, recruiting and the mentality of the program. “When I inherited the program, we had already established ourselves as a quality conference contender year in and year out, but we never won the championship,” said Hardie. “I can honestly
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champions in men’s and women’s singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Christman tried to emulate Etchberry’s programs and coaching techniques in order to develop his very own strength and fit-
“I can honestly say we are on the cusp of [a PAC championship] on the women’s side. As for the men, last year was the best team we ever fielded.” Chris Hardie Head men’s and women’s cross country coach
Weekly awards - For the second straight week, a member of the Waynesburg University women’s soccer team was honored by the Presidents’ Athletic Conference as Offensive Player of the Week. After teammate and fellow senior Terrin Crist picked up the laurels last week, forward Courtney Ebersole was given the award Monday after burying Ebersole a pair of game-winning goals. The East Berlin, Pa., native scored in the first minute of the second overtime period during Waynesburg’s 2-1 triumph over Pitt-Greensburg on Tuesday, Sept. 13. Two days later, Ebersole’s fifth goal of the season proved to be the deciding score in the Jackets’ 3-1 win at Muskingum. Waynesburg also won their sixth straight game Tuesday evening when they dominated Penn State Beaver to the tune of an 11-0 final score. Ebersole added another goal to her total in that contest, as well. The Jackets are next in action tonight when they host Mount Aloysius. That game is set to begin at 6 p.m. at John F. Wiley Stadium.
“The secret is to get them here, show them [the University], show them what we have to offer, and now the recruits want to come [to Waynesburg]. “I have this passion that I want to bring good kids in here that will do good things when they graduate,” Christman added. “The best statistic is the kids who have graduated from here that have played for me for four
- Senior linebacker Scott Bogdan was recently named as a member of the newest D3Football.com Team of the Week. The Rices Landing native totaled six tackles, including two for loss and 1.5 sacks, in Waynesburg’s 46-7 win over Thiel this past Saturday. Bogdan is the first Yellow Jacket this season to pick up the award, and the first since Bryan Gary earned the accolade on
Nov. 4, 2010. Bogdan was one of several outstanding defensive performers who helped hold the Tomcats to less than 200 total yards of offense this past weekend. Waynesburg’s defense also forced four first-half turnovers and held Thiel to just one first down in the opening half, as well. The senior standout and his teammates will look to put up yet another impressive showing on Saturday when they travel to Grove City to take on the Wolverines. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m.
years have gone onto a good job in their field and a graduate school of their choice. The way we are as an institution, we’re working to make students successful.” Most recently, Waynesburg scored a come-frombehind victory over rival W&J, 6-3 on Tuesday. The Jackets’ next match is Saturday at Thomas More. Start time is set for 11 a.m.
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Thursday, September 22, 2011
‘We the people’
Students celebrate Clemente
A new view of Sept. 11
By Brett Colorito Staff Writer Last Tuesday at PNC Park, several students from the Athletic Training department received the opportunity of a lifetime. The students, along with Dr. Michele Kabay, director and assistant professor of athletic training at Waynesburg University, were invited to the Pirates game by Luis Clemente, Roberto Clemente’s middle son. The family was in town as the Pirates along with Major League Baseball were celebrating Roberto Clemente Day. The group sat in the owner’s box at the park and met Roberto’s family. In attendance were Roberto’s wife Vera, and sons Roberto Jr. and Luis. “It was a surreal experience,” said Caren Chamberlain, senior athletic training major, who was attending her first Pirates game. “It is indescribable how lucky we were to meet these amazing people.” Vera told stories from back home, such as when Hurricane Irene passed over the island and the winds
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Fathers designed the Constitution to prevent the government from returning to a monarchy. “I thought the presentation would give everyone the opportunity to actually know the debates that formed our Constitution,” Stratton said. According to Stratton, the students who were performing made the presentation even better. “To see the creative energies of the students helped to make the sum greater than any individual point,”
It was lunchtime, and the rooms on the third floor of Stover Student Center were overflowing. Students continued to show up, and all the seats were taken. They began carrying in chairs from other rooms. The smell of the pepperoni pizza offered at the event was soon lost in the intense discussion at Students Speak last Friday at noon. “This Students Speaks is a reflection on all the events for Who’s Your Neighbor Week and 9/11,” said Nathan Tedjeske, a junior secondary education and history double major. Tedjeske was one of the students leading the discussion. “We all know why [September 11] happened, but we never look through another perspective. What makes someone fly a plane into a building?” Tedjeske began the entire discussion, asking someone to explain the difference between weak and strong jihad. “Does world peace
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Stover Scholars performed in a historic presentation of “Shh! We’re Writing the Constitution: A Reader’s Theater Production.” The Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership hosted the event.
Constitution Day program enlightens students By Sarah Bell Arts & Life Editor
We the people experienced a historic presentation of “Shh! We’re Writing the Constitution: A Reader’s Theater Production” on Sept. 19 in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center. The Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership hosted the event. All of the cast members were Stover Scholars, with limited acting experience. “At this moment the Constitution continues in us,” said Larry StratSee MEET on A2 ton, Director of the
Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership. “Right now we live under the rubric of ‘we the people.’” The performance dramatized the Constitutional Convention. The scholars acted out the debates and compromises that took place in 1787 in Independence Hall. The audience was full of students, parents, faculty and young, home schooled students that were invited from the community. “I am so excited about the presentation because we got to act
out the Constitution to a bunch of home schooled students and people that do not know a lot about the Constitution,” said Zander Shashura, a sophomore business management major. Shashura played the role of James Madison in the presentation. The Stover Scholars worked on the presentation since the beginning of summer. Stratton asked audience members to “consider how America might be a ‘more perfect Union’ as these principles are renewed today.” The Founding
Performing Arts Series: Brother-sister duo cover classics Budway siblings showcased jazz, contemporary, cultural talents By Amanda Bell Staff Writer A brother and sister jazz duo performed at Waynesburg University on Tuesday night in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center. Maureen and David Budway played and sang songs from The Beatles, Dave Frishberg and Joni Mitchell, as well as songs following Brazilian and swing styles. Maureen Budway sang the songs “Bin Bom” and “The Waters of March” in Portuguese. “I would read the words in front of me on my music stand,” she said. “I took some classes on how to speak Brazilian and even listened to some Brazilian singers. After a show, Brazilian people from the audience would come up to me and start speaking to me in Portuguese. I wouldn’t
understand what they were saying [because] I don’t really know much Portuguese; just the songs.” According to Maureen Budway, the duo’s career began at The Balcony in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh. “It has been gone since 1998, but it was a great jazz club,” she said. “I was inspired when I heard Linda Ronstadt when I was 10.” Her brother, on the other hand, said that he was inspired by The Beatles. The two have been performing together for 17 years. Maureen Budway is currently a member of the voice faculty at Duquesne University. David Budway attended Duquesne University to study jazz. Although he had been playing jazz music for quite some time before
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The brother and sister jazz duo performed Tuesday, Sept. 20 in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center. David and Maureen Budway have been performing together for seventeen years. his enrollment into the university, he had a lot to learn. “Dr. John Willson told me that I didn’t know how to play jazz and that I should learn how,” he said. Maureen and David
Budway have often played in New York City. Maureen Budway has performed on the show “Live from Studio A” during Christmas time, and she and her brother have recorded a Christmas CD.
David Budway has performed as a fill-in performer for various acts all over New York City. He was inducted into the Pittsburgh Jazz Hall of Fame five years ago. Maureen Budway will be inducted this Satur-
day. David Budway’s music can be found at maxjazz.com or davidbudway.com. His new cd, entitled “A New Kiss,” is coming out this Saturday. To hear more from Maureen Budway, visit maureenbudway.com.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Arts & Life
Students speak up Continued from A1 really depend on Christians and Muslims?” asked Nikolai Wojciechowski, a junior secondary education major. Wojciechowski then pointed out the similarities between the two groups. “We all worship the same God, and Muslims do recognize Jesus as a Messiah. Even if some of the world was at peace, it is better than nothing,” he said. For T’Ericka Perry, sophomore international relations major, peace requires that religious barriers break down, and cultures completely change. “If we took the time to get to know the people around us, we would get rid of that stereotype that Muslims are terrorists,” said K Scarry, a sopho-
Meet the Clementes Continued from A1 knocked a tree onto her roof. It damaged the surrounding area of a sliding glass door but the door itself remained intact, according to Chamberlain. “Meeting the Clementes was more of a family reunion,” said junior athletic training major Mary Sallach. “The relationships we created with the Clemente family in Puerto Rico were strong and compassionate.” This past December, Sallach, along with 16 other Waynesburg students, went on a mission trip to Roberto Clemente’s birthplace of Carolina, Puerto Rico to assist with the upkeep of Sports City. Kaybay expressed her interest in the city and the atmosphere that it produces. “Sports City provides a wonderful place and positive atmosphere for the youth of Carolina to come and play,” said Kabay. “Their mission became our mission.” During the group’s stay in Carolina, they did everything from tending to the ball fields, which had been completely overgrown, to landscaping around the facility. The students worked alongside Luis Clemente, who does his best to continue the maintenance of Sports City. “We wanted to do whatever we could to help,” Chamberlain added. “Luis put a lot of trust in us to get the work done, and we did not let him down.” Kaybay added that the students and faculty were esteemed to be able to represent the university in this way.
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Nathan Tedjeske lead discussion at the Students Speak on Friday, September 16. Students were encouraged to reflect upon events discussed during Who’s Your Neighbor Week. more psychology major. All those attending generally agreed with each other until one attendant asked if it was morally justifiable to kill Osama bin Laden. Some completely
supported the action and were glad to be rid of evil in the world. Others showed disgust towards the idea of taking life or supporting any type of violence. “When I pray for someone, I have so
much more hope for them,” said Scarry. “If I had been in constant prayer for Osama bin Laden, I would have been much more comfortable with the situation when he was killed.” She continued by
separating good from evil. “We need to mourn the loss of someone, but we don’t need to mourn the loss of evil in the world,” she said. A general discontent with the conflict among societies and
cultures, specifically Christians and Muslims arose. “Love and conflict. Are they day and night, white and black? Are they so clean cut, or can there be love in conflict?” asked Chad Greene. “If love is truly present there, that love will get you through the conflict. As long as you give this love, it is extraordinary.” Hannah Szymanik, a sophomore childhood special education major, believes there is a way to get around the conflict. “Love is an action. If we fill our hearts with the unconditional love of Jesus, our actions and words will be love,” she said. “It won’t be judgmental or stereotypical.” To close the event, Chaplain Tom Ribar prayed for those around the world, that they would recognize the peace that God brings.
“The students were self-motivated, and they left a big impression,” Kabay said. “We are honored to continue the legacy of Roberto Clemente and his dream of Sports City.” The vision of Sports City is to provide a place for children to be educated and have fun. However, it has been a difficult to raise funds
“That trip definitely taught me that hard work gets you places in life.” Mary Sallach Junior athletic training major
for the facility, and the weather has taken its toll on the area, leaving the area flooded. The goal is now making the facility weather-friendly to keep this problem from persisting, according to Kabay. “The Clemente’s present goal is to go on a promotional road trip to showcase who Roberto Clemente was and what he did,” said Kabay. “There are people who only know Roberto for his career on the baseball field, but have no clue what kind of humanitarian he was.” Sallach learned numerous life lessons. “That trip definitely taught me that hard work gets you places in life,” said Sallach. “We all were surely blessed to have such an amazing time and meet such great people.” The idea of returning to Sports City later this year is still in discussion. “There is more to come,” said Kabay. “The story isn’t over, and our relationship with Clementes continues to grow.”
Photo by Gracious Shavers
Mission Trip Blitz Students inquired about the upcoming mission trips in the Benedum Dining hall on Thursday, September 15. For more information, students can go to the Center for Service Leadership.
Writing the Constitution Continued from A1 Stratton said. “It helped the audience to have a greater understanding of the original meaning of the Constitution.” In addition to the performance, miniature Constitutions were handed out in the lobby, and students were given the chance to sign a copy of the constitution. Katlin Denny, a freshman Psychology major, really enjoyed the aspect of the event. - “I liked signing the Constitution, because I thought it was really great how interactive they were with the stu-
“At this moment the Constitution continues in us. Right now we live under the rubric of ‘we the people.’” Larry Stratton Director of the Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership
dents and the home schooled kids,” Denny said. “I also thought it was a nice way to truly inform students about what had happened during the convention.” The performance was based on the children’s book, “Shh! We’re Writing the Constitution” by Jean Fritz. A great amount of the audience consisted of home schooled stu-
dents who were invited to attend the event, due to this the cast was inspired to inform them. For Shashura, the purpose of the event was to teach the younger audience members. “As they grow up they need to know what the Constitution really is,” he said. “As they see the government making decisions it might help them to realize what is
right and what is wrong.” The performers did not have much experience in drama and they read from a script. With help from Edward Powers, director of the theater program, and Ronda DePriest, director of the music program, the presentation came together well. The event was opened with music performed by some of the cast and was prepared with DePriest. Denny expressed her excitement about the presentation. “I really enjoyed that the students were all different majors and different years into their programs,” Denny said. “Overall, it was just a good performance.”
Thursday, September 22, 2011
This day in history: Sept. 22 • 1862: President Abraham Lincoln issued a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, which set a date for the freedom of more than 3 million African American slaves
in America and recast the Civil War as a fight against slavery. • 1961: U.S. President John F. Kennedy signed a congressional act that established the Peace
Corps. • 1966: The U.S. lunar probe Surveyor 2 crashed into the moon. • 1969: Willie Mays hit his 600th career home run.
The Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle Across 1 Its “fleece was white as snow” 5 __ Sutra 9 Go with the flow 14 Pastoral verse 15 Pink-slipped 16 Ladies’ man 17 Nicolas of “Adaptation” 18 Got one’s uniform dirty, maybe 19 Mississippi, e.g. 20 Understand how things are done 23 Many frozen dinners are high in it 24 Taker of vows 25 Def Jam genre 28 Native American group 31 As plain as day, e.g. 33 Tax pro 36 Places to see links 38 Friend 40 Cancún uncle 41 36-Across opening 42 Simple floral garlands 47 Fair-hiring initials 48 Forensic facility
49 Spy wear 51 Sí or oui 52 Do-favor link 54 Broadsided 58 Stage name of Ehrich Weiss, for whom the ends of 20-, 36- and 42-Across were props 61 Wife of Abraham 64 Long, long time 65 “__ Three Lives”: TV oldie 66 Michelangelo figure 67 Pear variety 68 Charity 69 Suisse peaks 70 Like an animated Pea? 71 Cold-cock
Down 1 The home team gets the last ones 2 Hersey’s “A Bell For __” 3 “Nearer, __, to Thee” 4 Messed up 5 Former Asian state known for goat wool 6 Wheel holder
7 Golda of Israel 8 Supplement 9 Poison in some whodunits 10 Kids’ book connectables 11 GP’s gp. 12 Gently stroke 13 Place for a ring 21 Racetrack surface 22 Door sign 25 Go through energetically, as drawers 26 1966 Michael Caine title role 27 Pasta topper 29 “Little Women” woman 30 Pioneering computer 32 Letters before nus 33 Tea leaves holder 34 Wood shaver 35 Fake name 37 Slinky’s shape 39 Fashion monogram 43 Steinway alternatives 44 Trucker with a handle 45 Never 46 “Elephant Boy”
actor 50 Alaskan brown bear 53 Iraqis, usually 55 Nabisco brand named for its flavor
56 The Penguin, to Batman 57 Playground retort 58 Can’t stand 59 “Ouch!”
60 Fire truck item 61 Mineral spring 62 Feel sick 63 Workout unit Crossword by MCT Campus
Thursday, September 22, 2011
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