Northwest Missouri State University - Tower Yearbook (Maryville, MO)

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This new addition to campus was dedicated dunng Homecoming weekend. The 54 international flags were raised according to U.N. protocol, with the help of students and faculty from Northwest. Each flag represented students who had attended or were attending Northwest Missouh State University. The flag walk was under construction for five months and was funded by donations from the Whites, community members arnj other alumni. The flag walk was to t e a symbol that Northwest was part of a global community and would be influenced by that community. Photos by Sarah Phipps 1999 TOWER YEARBOOK VOLUME 78 northwest missouri state university 800 University Drive MARYVILLE mo, 64468 (660) 562-1528 ENROLLMENT: 6,294 TITLS PAOC 001 DESPITE THE DARKNESS, lights shine brightly on the friends wall of the Joyce and Harvey White International Plaza. The wall displayed names of individuals who donated money to the project and the five clocks displayed the time of five cities in different time zones. Photo by Jason Myers A CAR SEARCHES for a parking space at 10:50 a.m. in the parking lot behind Valk Agricultural and Professional Science building. The parking issue was a hot topic among commuters and residents because of the lack of parking spaces. Photo by Sarah Phipps 002 PERS ecTive e were not surprised to see everyone reacting differently to the events occurring around us. Most of the J.W.JONES union was closed due to remodeling, and while residents in Hudson, Roberta and Perrin halls found accessing campus dining establishments inconvenient, those living in the high rises could finally eat without having to walk across campus. The addition of 1,123 freshman bumped school enrollment up to 6,294 and increased the RATIO OF FEMALES TO MALES, CaUSing a challenge for residential life coordinators when assigning residence hall rooms. Hudson and Dieterich halls merged from only housing one sex into coed halls. The residence hall changes sparked extra complaints about parking. One hundred spaces in the commuter lot behind the Valk Agricultural and Professional Science building were converted from commuter spaces to resident spaces, but later. Director of Campus Safety Clarence Green agreed to return 50 of the spaces b ack to commuters. A $250,000 donation from a Nashville couple helped transform blueprints for an international plaza into a reality. The Joyce and Harvey White ' ronlinwH on ftagp 004 continued from page 003 International Plaza, water Pavilion and renovated Kissing Bridge were dedicated with special • ceremonies on Walkout Day, only five months after ground was broken for the project. We questioned the rush to finish the project when so many areas on campus needed attention. Our problems and concerns were not just focused on Maryville. Kenneth Starr ' s investigation of President Bill Clinton led to possible impeachment proceedings. While we did not agree with Clinton ' s actions, we were satisfied with his overall job performance. Our hearts went out to Matthew Shepard, a college student from Wyoming who was beaten to death. It was believed that Shepard was targeted by his attackers because he was gay. We t M Hfy realized that even though we 5 lived in a small-midwestern town, we too were susceptible to hate crimes. We participated in the week without Violence by wearing special ribbons, attending bell ringings, vigils and other programs to show support for victims of hate crime. How did we react to everything? The answer was different depending on the perspective of the person. We were indeed unique individuals, with diverse views created by our upbringings, morals and experiences. r :« T 004 Perspectivk THE OPENING OF every home football game consisted of getting the crowd pumped and ready to cheer on the Bearcats Before each game began, the cheerleaders ritually ran around the track with flags to exhibit Northwest pride Photo by Amy Roh NUMEROUS AWARDS WERE awarded to the Phi Mus at the Bobbys, the Homecoming awards ceremony, some of which Included overall parade supremacy and overall clown. The Phi Mus teamed up with Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia for the Variety Show skit, and won The People ' s Choice award. Photo by Amy Roh AS CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES in South Complex, old desks, closets arxl nuttresses are piled up outside of ttie building The plans for South were to buikl toft apartments to give upper- dassmen an attenutive to moving off campus Photo by Amy Roh COS y hen we took a first look at the campus and tried to figure out what was important, we only saw the obvious aspects of the big picture. We noticed groups on campus and wondered what each believed in. A closer look revealed that Greeks stepped away from tradition to try new things during Greek week and Rush. Physical changes to the campus such as the Joyce and Harvey White International Plaza and J. W. Jones Union renovations were easy to see. The plaza showed us how the University fit into the global picture when international guests from Turkey, Mexico and Argentina helped us celebrate the dedication on Walkout Day. Less evident was how busy we were the week of Homecoming, since the activities were planned concurrently with a week of midterm exams. Entertainment offered to us on campus was undisguised because the events were fun and gave alternatives for a night out that did not have to include going to the bars. Encore events taught us about magic with " Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. " We eagerly anticipated what would happen as the bearcat FOOTBALL TEAM began its season ranked ninth in the nation, giving us high hopes that the team would make it to the postseason for the third consecutive year. While new majors and minors were added to our curriculum, we explored the successes of alumni who went through our same fields of study. What we saw in the foreground was not as important as what we discovered about ourselves when we learned that what once seemed obvious went beyond first impressions. 00« Perspcctivc THE PHI SIGMA Kappa float makes its way down Fourth Street. Spectators saw the foreground of the parade, made up of floats, clowns and marching bands, rather than the people who worked hard prior to the event. Photo by Laura Prichard FonconouNo division oo7 While watching the Homecoming parade, Lynn Heying, Mandy Gundlach, Janet Johnson and Katie Ficenec discuss the weekend ' s events. Homecoming was a tradition since 1946. Different events Included the Variety Show, the parade. organizations building house decorations and the football game. Photo by Jason Myers ts smoothly with by Jason Hoke Getting the campus ready for over 1,123 freshmen and even more returning and transfer students took hard work and efforts from many people. One of the main projects was getting residence halls ready. That began with the hiring of the resident assistants in early spring. After the RAs were hired, they went through an intensive training program. " Training was done in different levels, " Residential Life Coordinator Betty Dye said. " It began in early August and lasted for 10 days. We had staff workshops that met twice a month through the fall, and the individual hall directors sponsored staff development sessions. " Training was a big part of making sure the RAs were prepared. " There was a lot of information given out in lecture form, " Dye said. " We taught them leadership, skill building, listening skills, counseling skills and about confrontation and roommate mediation. " " Building Bridges " was a program that the RAs and some faculty and administrators participated in to bring the community and campus together. " We had done community service for five years, " Dye said. " (The idea) came from a professional conference in Milwaukee. Initially it was designed to build bridges between the community and campus, but we also involved university administration, and we are now starting to go to the faculty level. In 1998 we had two faculty members that participated, and this was the first time for that. " continued on page 013 Convocation by Kimberly Mansfield As Advantage 1998 events ended, new students began to discover what college life was all about. Convocation, which was new to the Advantage Week schedule, allowed new students to meet with faculty and student leaders of the University. Provost Tim Gilmour, Student Senate President Angel McAdams, Vice President of Student Affairs Kent Porterfield and President Dean Hubbard were among the leaders introduced to students. Each gave a speech welcoming students to college life and telling of the opportunities that lay ahead. In welcoming students, the presenters gave examples of the successes of Northwest graduates. " It was inspiring to know the successes of graduates, " Kristy Youtsey said. " The program was helpful to me. " Porterfield hoped that Convocation would become an annual event and hoped the program would help students prioritize and leam to treat school as a full-time job. " Every student can be successful at Northwest if you put forth the effort, " Porterfield said. .. ..„ „_ ., . . , . , MEMBERS OF THE Northwest Jazz At the end of the ceremony, a Ensemble perform at the Jazz Feast. spirit pin was given to each student jhe Jazz Feast was a time for to help them remember success freshmen to enjoy music and food. was in their hands. Photo by Rhonda Rushton 010 Student Life FRESHMEN JEREMY HENDERSON and his dad. Mike, work to buikJ a k tt tn his North Complex room. Jeremy arrived earty to move in and adjust to college life. Phofo by Sarah Phipps IN THE RRST stages ol prepanng for verification Chad Oressen, Mike Greiner and Gustavo Lazarte move packaged t ooks into the University Conference Center It took a tot ol preparation lor the University to get ready for the arnval of students. Photo by Sarah Phipps AT A DAY of cleaning at the Headstart building. Marisa Magai a works on cleaning one of the many Headstart vans. The resident assistants spent a day doing community service around Maryville as part ol tf eir training. Pholo by Jason Hoke BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS resident assistant Jay Morrison, hall director Kristine Pfeffer and RA Meena Ewing stage possible situations they might encounter thoughout the year. In this situation Morrison was drinl ing in his room and hiding Pfeffer in his closet. Photo by Amy Roh TO LEND A hand to the community, Dan Beyer and Jamie Gaston spend the day painting the Nodaway Humane Society building. This was just one of the projects that the new resident assistants did to promote community service. Photo by Jason Hoke AS PART OF Advantage Week, resident assistant trainee Jamie Britz participates in leadership building activities. The resident assistants used teamwork i n order to get one group from one side of the rope to the other without touching the rope. Photo by Sarah Phipps 01 a STUDENT Lire Yean star extra S •continuetlfrom page 010 One of the faculty members who participated was Dave McLaughlin. McLaughlin was a member of Maryville Citizens for Community Actions, the community organization that Residence Hall Association worked with. " I was quite pleased with the students, " McLaughlin said. " The hardest part was keeping people busy. We had more people than work. They did a wonderful job. " With the construction on campus, some of the people who usually worked on clean up and repair in the halls were busy in other areas. That meant RAs had to help more to get their halls ready. " We had areas that we had not used that we had rts smoothly with to get ready, " Dye said. " The RAs really pulled together and did things that would be considered above and beyond. " The freshmen attended events like hypnotist Dr. Jim Wand, speaker Dr. Bertice Berry, comedian Buzz Sutherland and a pancake breakfast. Textbook services was another area at Northwest that played an important part in getting freshmen and returning students ready for classes. Five days before verification, they began to pack up books that the students would pick up. They had to pack up books for about 3,600 schedules. With RAs ready, textbooks bagged and students moved into their halls, the preparations that took months payed off as a new academic year began. Dr, Bertice Berry by Kiinb« rly Mansfield Freshmen filed into Bearcat Arena not knowing what to expect from Dr. Bertice Berry ' s presentaion. Berry was a motivational speaker who also entertained her audience with a sense of humor. This was Beny ' s second performance at Northwest. " The staff wanted her to speak to the school. " Counseling Center Director Liz Wood said. " She was definitely worth hearing again. She had a serious message, twi she was also funny. " Her mes.sage to students was to make college a good experience. Berry challenged the crowd to find experiences other than drinking in college. She urged ttie crowd to attend cultural events and other events in college life and to examine them. " An unexamined life is not worth living, " Berry .said. Berry asked questions that made the students examine their lives. She posed questions to the audience, then allowed the students to question her. As Berry finished, many students stood to applaud her. Sarah McFarland appreciated the message behind Berry ' s presentation. " It was exactly what I needed to hear. " McFarland said. " I was glad she came. " Many of the students who did not know what to expect walked out of the auditorium smiling. " She was very insightful. " Brad Smith said. " She turned bad things annind and saw them differently. I would probably see her again if she came back. " Staff members confirmed what they knew from Berry ' s previous visit. " She was a wonderful speaker. " Wood said. ON THE THIRD night of Advantage Week, freshmen anended Or. Baittoa Berry ' s lecture. BenytaMwd about ft importance of staying m school. PTwft) byAmyRoh PNKPAMATIONS for SCMOOl. OI3 Athletic teams thrive on by Brad Brentlinger To sports fans across America, nothing was more satisfying than attending a sporting event of their favorite team. To the athletes of those teams, nothing was more satisfying than to look out into the stands and see them filled with fans cheering them on to victory. The fans were often an overlooked part of sports, but as long as they attended games, they would always be appreciated. Since he began attending Northwest, Troy Smith had been to many Bearcat football games. A football fan his whole life. Smith said he knew the fans made a difference. " Even though away games were harder to attend, I made it a point to go to every home game, " Smith said. " I realized it could not have was the men ' s basketball team. We tried to catch at least a half of their game, and in return, they tried to see as much of our games as they could. " Softball coach Pam Knox felt that good fan turnout was a direct result of a team ' s play. " We encouraged our athletes to play sharp for the fans, " Knox said. " When we played double- headers, they could take as long as three hours, so we tried to do as much as we could to keep the fans in the stands cheering us on. " The athletes at Northwest appreciated fan support, whether it was standing room only or just a few spectators, while the fans appreciated the athletes for giving them something to cheer for. been easy for those football players to run up and down the field, going all out for an entire game. If the fans ' presence on the field assisted our team in victory, then I felt it was well worth the effort. " Basketball player Becky Wheeler appreciated athletes from other sports who supported them. " The football team was great about coming out to support us, " Wheeler said. " They were usually at our games, and of course we had the cheerleaders at every game too. Another big supporter for us Bobby Bearcat Fan Club by Brad Brentlinger Northwest expanded into the community by starting the Bobby Bearcat Fan Club. When children became members, they received a Bobby Bearcat coloring book, bumper stickers, a patch, Bobby Bearcat trading cards, and an autographed Bobby Bearcat certificate. The program was designed for children ages 1 and younger, and there was no cost to join. Every month, the members with birthdays in that month had their name put into a hat. The winners of the drawings had the option on their birthday to either tour the Northwest athletic facilities with Bobby Bearcat, or have Bobby himself go to their house on their birthday with cake and balloons. This program was started in the fall and hoped to gain new members as it continued. Cheerleader Jacob DiPietre suggested the idea to John Yates, the Northwest cheerleading coach. They held a meeting with Athletic Promoter Matt Symonds and Director of Communications Marketing Ken White and were able to work out an agreement. The funding for the program came out of the cheerleading budget, public relations budget, and the athletic budget. The fan club was aimed directly at children in the community in an attempt to embrace the residents of Nodaway county and get them more involved in Northwest activities. n 01 4 STUOKNT LIFE DECORATED FANS MICKEY Murray, Joel Wald and Jeremy SchulU celebrate another Bearcat touchdown during the second half of the Homecoming game against the University of Missouri-Rolla. The painted fans ongmally spelled ' BEAR ' with ' CATS ' painted on their backs but the letter " E ' left the game early Photo by Amy Roh TOUCHDOWN BEARCATS. FANS at the Homecoming game against the University of Missoun-Rolla cheer for another touchdown. Fans played an integral F art in every s porting event. Photo by Jason Myers r AT A FOOTBALL game Troy McOanteis cheers on the Bearcats. McOan eis painted his face and wore a green and white hat tj every home ganfie. Photo by Sarah Phipps Fans at sronrs Ois Illinois Chicago Attractions Sears Tower Museum of Science and Industry John G. Shedd Aquarium Brookfield Zoo Six Flags Amusement Park Midwest ■igc Shopp in g The Magnificenf The Loop Water Tower Place River East Plaza Sports Chicago Cubs Chicago White Sox Chicago Bulls Chicago Bears Chicago Blackhawks Clubs Excalibur ' s Buddy Guy ' s Legends Pockets Iowa Council Bluff! De Soto National Wildlifj Casinos Harvey ' s Casino Ameristar Casino Des Moines Attractions Living History Farms Adventureland Botanical Center Clubs Funny Bone Pumper ' s Generations The Garden Court Avenue Restaurants Chip ' s Cheddar ' s Noah ' s Stella ' s Diner Java Joe ' s Ames Iowa State University ' s VEISHEA Des Moines to Iowa City Amana Colonies Wineries breweries Millstream Brewing Co. Sandstone Winery Der Weinkeller Restaurants Ox Yoke Inn Ronneburg Restaurant Colony Inn Restaurant Davenport Riverboats The President The Boatworks Lady Luck Casino iansei lekKeamey NHRA NASOl ace T ck World Famous Tope Wichita Mid- America All-Indian Center Museum Old Town Station Square Silver Dollar City St. Joseph St. Joe Frontier Casino Restaurants Applebee ' s Red Lobster St. Louis Attractions The Arch Six Flags St. Louis Zoo., Science i THE ST. LOUIS ARCH St. L S aJn St. Louis Cardinals Shopping Union Station Restaurants Hard Rock Cafe THE PLAZA Missouri Kansas City Attractions Kansas City Zoological Gardens Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun Nelson Atkins Art Gallery Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and Design Kansas City Art Museum lubs Atlantis Kelly ' s Comedy Sportz Restaurants Canyon Cafe Houston ' s Cheesecake Factory Tanner ' s St. Louis Bread Company D ' Bronx Shopp in g The Plaza Westport Crown Center Sports Kansas City Blades Kansas City Chiefs OLD MARKET. Wichil Clubs Funny Bone A.J. ' s at Adam ' s Mark Hole Club Utopia The Landing Lake of the Ozarks Resorts Arrowhead Lodge Jonathon ' s Landing Sunse ahtara Nebraska Omaha Shopping Old Market ' One Pacific PlaQi Rookbroolv ViL 1 Westroa lOak Vi JQJJFall Att«rions )orley Zoo -Ben Aquarium Clubs jitars and Cadillacs Maha to Lincoln Attractions iahoney State Park Casinos Station Casino Harrah ' s Casino Flamingo Casino Argosy Casino Branson N( BB% Crossing Outlet M; Lincoln Spons Nebraska Comhuskers Shopping Historic Hay Market Distri( 01S STUDENT Lire w I htfwstudenbi got tired of Maryville and the same I irs. people, parties and the lack of other ' ndjj fen , they could either complain or load up the car. i Rob Wa terfiel d uid Dennis Houik tool any opporttinity available to take a road trip out 3f town. the past, Jones and Waterfield used concerts excuse to take a break from the attractions iry ville offered. Most often, the two packed a car V laryV ' llle hiU of CDs, clothes, beer and friendsand headed to iedt Lawrence, Kan. They saw bands like Tricky, Crystal Method, Tori Amos and others at clubs and bars in Lawrence. One September weekend, Waterfield, Jones and uF dwrided to go to Chicago 10 We Massive Attack play at The VicC 1 U fTI b 1 3 The trio left Maryville Friday afternoon, picked up some more friends in Kansas City and drove to Columbia, Mo., to stay with another grmip of friends. Then they headed4o Chicago on Saturday morning after only a »w hours of sleep. They saw Massi M A Wadc Saturday night and left Chicago Sunday afternoon, only to arrive back in Maryville around 1 a.m. Monday. That nuy have sounded like a lot of driving to some stiulents, but not to Jones and Waterfield. avenpau. . ,. .„,... ll- Ob lously wi- would not spend all that time m the car — 20-24 hours — to spend a few hours in Chicagti if the trip was not fun, " Jones said. Waterfield said the many hours spent driving were worth it because of how much fun they had. " We had some of our nuttiest times in the car on road trips, " Waterfield said. " Those 10 hours home from Chicago were pretty crazy — just like all the others. " Jones and Waterfield believed more students r)uld have tried to venture out of Maryville to es within driving distance to meet new people whne discovering more culture and excitement. " The weekend in Chicago was a nice change, " Jones said. " They had a different culture there and lots of things fndo. Weekends in Mar ' -ille tended to get mundane ' s Road trips out orMaryville were a great way to Qjpndjwjth friends and get a change of .scenery. Lack offc ariety encourages , I rs Mirhelle Kriinilx-rk ROAD Tmrs 017 Greeks produce ainore by Jason Hoke natural for the sorority rush to undergo a change. This decision to restructure sorority rush came from the National Panhellenic Council a few years ago. With the no-frills rush, sororities cut their budgets as well as some of the songs, dances, balloons, streamers and all the hoopla of rush. The Panhellenic council thought 1998 would be a good year to start the new rush. " We decided that with all the construction on campus and with rooms not avaible in the Union that it would be a good time to implement the no- frills rush, " Panhellenic President Jennifer Simler said. " It may have seemed that Northwest was behind, but some schools down south still had huge budgets for rush. Our bud- gets were cut from $1,200 or $1,300 to $600. " The sororities also included a scholarship, sisterhood and philanthropy day, so rushees f; could get to know the sororities on a personal level. New rush practices aside, fra- ternities and sororities achieved — the thing they strived for each year. They gained new members AS THEY BOWL at Bearcat Lanes, Sean Duvall When the structure of the fra- waits for his ball as Ryan Geiter gets ready for his with whom the actives became next turn . This rush event was one of the activities , , , ., , Delta Sigma Phi held to promote brotherhood. ... j ■ .. _„ ternity rush changed, it wasonly p.„, . , „ „ brothers and sisters. With a more structured, formal rush and a cut back on the balloons and streamers, the Northwest Greek system kicked off the fall rush. After the 1998 spring rush, there had been some discussion in the fraternities about changing rush. " I spoke to the National Interfratemity Council which was the governing body of all Interfrater- nity Councils across the country, " Campus Activites Director Bryan Vanosdale said. " They gave me some insight and steered me to a couple of schools that had a comparable Greek system and, especially, fraternity system to what we had here. " Fraternity rush became more structured and got away from having an open style. The fraternities also included an aspect that the sororities used in their rush, a rush adviser. This was a person who disassociated themselves from their fraternity and was there to answer questions rush- ees might have had about certain fraternities. Part of fraternity rush in- volved going to the individual fraternity houses and seeing what fraternity life was like. Photo by Jason Myers 018 STUDENT LIFE " ...» 4 AFTER WALKING THROUGH the doors of th« Unrversity Conference Center. Missy Bitter is greeted by her new Phi Mu sisters. Pam Abikj. Alisha Hyatt and Kendra Ounlap. The soronties waited for their new sisters outside while rushees received their bids. PtKtto Amy Roh AFTER A GAME of football. Ryan Dold. Sigma Phi Epsilon rush chair, talks with rushees Nick Wills. Brock Thomas. Jamie Hall and Darrin Osborn about the day ' s events. Another rush event was a fraternity barbecue where members and rushees could get to know each other better. Photo by Jason Myers DELTA SIGMA PHI member Spurgeon Williams tnes his hand at putting at a rush week function. The rushees walked from room to room playing miniature golf. Photo by Jason Myers y " f »»rfj» .1 Rush 01 MEMBERS OF THE Second City discuss how they got their start in comedy and their future plans. The Second City had theatres in Chicago, Detroit and Toronto. Photo by Amy Roh GREG MILLS LISTENS to his fellow actors ' responses during a press conference following their performance. Members of The Second City rewarded the audience with an encore performance. Photo by Sarah Phipps AFTER THE SHOW, Martin Garcia jokes with his Second City castmates. The comedy troupe had rehearsed skits as well as improvisational skits based on audience input. Photo by Amy Roh 020 ENTCRTAINMKNT TROUPE by Lisa Huse ' Tve told Chelsea not to bring her roommate home from Stanford in fear that you will straddle her " - A skit depicting Bill and Hillary Clinton company in Chicago. Acts during the performance ranged from popular acts from The Second City ' s mainstage productions in Chicago, Detroit and Toronto, to skits Invented by the troupe. The audience got many samples of what The Second City was known for: The Second City presented a night of both rehearsed and improvisational comedy skits at the Mary Linn Performing Arts Center. The troupe was based from the main Second City LIBSCOMEDY sp ecial treat when the cast improvised and sang a song about Should or him. shouldn t tasty cast ' nublans ovulate? ' ' - The asked hi m what he used ' ' We make shit to want to be Topic sugQCsted whenhegrew by thc audiencc " p- and debated by " I could not g really think of what to say, so I just said, ' fireman, ' " McDaniels said. " So they just started going on about me being a fireman. " The song impressed McDaniels, since they came up with it right after he answered their question. Although cast member Samantha Mednick did not know much about improvisational comedy when she got involved with The Second City, she soon realized that improvisational comedy was as improvisational comedy. During a " Jeopardy " game, a cast Up KinO Ol I I KG fun to perform as it was to watch, member dressed as Alex Trebec What yOU QUyS " It was so much fun, " Mednick prompted the audience for categories and Q jf ClaSS. ' ' — said. " It felt almost wrong to answers while cast members dressed as Improvisational " " ' ' ' ' " " • ' " ° ' Johnny Appleseed, Carol Channing and ♦- h o z» f-o r Ginger Spice improvised questions. job. Tr oy McDaniels participated by shouting out suggestions and later got a explained by Greg Mills The evening ' s entertainment « )fo was enjoyable for the audience and the traveling performers. )Sm Second City oai iffher student ratio induces igne: 3.11 by Debbie Bacon Confusion was the scene across campus as reno- vations and a high female to male ratio sparked changes in residence halls. Dieterich, Perrin and Hudson all received resident makeovers. Dieterich, formally an all-male residence hall, was made coed in the fall when the top two floors were changed to female. Mary Jane Miller of Residential Life had a large role in determining student placement. " I had over 50 female contracts sitting here I could not place anywhere, " Miller said. " Dieterich was going to be coed in a few years; it just ha ppened sooner than we expected. " Dieterich was chosen to help house some of the extra women after Miller noticed the small number of males already placed on the sixth and seventh floors and moved them to other locations on campus. Because of this change, the campus no longer hosted any all-male halls. Marisa Magafia said some of the girls had prob- lems living in a building equipped for males, and some of the girls had asked if they could put plants in the urinals so they would not feel so uncomfort- able. A planned reopening of Perrin occurred in fall 1998. Three out of the four floors ' ' ' ' %, were opened to female residents b22 Student Lifk owe cpwj ' )» Hudson, formally an all-female OH o residence hall, turned coed. This change, unlike Dieterich, was planned in advance. Jim Meyer was happy with his stay in Hudson, yet admitted that he had mixed feelings at first. " My room was not too bad, but the thing that scared me was that the sanitary dispensers were in our bathroom for a month, " Meyer said. " I was really happy to see them taken down. It made me uncomfortable to look at them everyday. " After the initial shock of different living arrangements wore off, students appeared content and ready for their next residence hall adventure. Humorous Floor Rules 1923: (Rules for the women ' s dormitory) • Money and jewelry should be left in the care of the Housemother and should not be kept in bedrooms. • Men and boys are not allowed above the basement floor, elsewhere than the parlors, unless accompanied by the Housemother. • Students leaving the hall in the evening or for home must register at the desk. • Students must keep their rooms in good order and ready for inspection from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Students must respond promptly to the bell for dinner. 1949: (Rules for the women ' s dormitory) • Quiet hours begin at 8 p.m. except on Friday and Saturday nights, when the hours begin at 1 1 p.m. All typing should cease after 10:30 p.m. • Showers are not to be taken before 6:30 a.m. and after 1 1 p.m., except on Friday and Saturday night when the latter hour is extended until 11 :30 p.m. On Sunday morning, showers should be taken after 8:30 a.m. only. • There is a room inspection at intervals, and if the rooms are in a chronic state of disorder, a fine will be deducted from the room deposit. • Beds should be made by 8 a.m. and must be made by 1 p.m. • The house closes at 10:30 p.m. each night except Friday and Saturday, when the closing hour is 1 1 p.m. (Remember, at this time, the students did not have keys to the halls.) • Women students must not go to men ' s rooming houses or to fraternity houses unless chaperoned by a person acceptable to the Dean of Women. • A gong is rang to signify meals. A .seating chart is made up each two weeks by the Night Chaperone and residents are expected to sit in their assigned places except over the weekend. Found in ihc archives of the B.I). Owens Library in old University pamphlets lOSON HALL MALE AND FEMALE students return to Hudson Hall after their 10 am. classes Hudson had to be opened up to males because of lack of space due 10 construction in South Complex. Photo by Sarah Phipps RESIDENT ASSISTANTS CHECK In male and f emale students in the t)asement of Hudson Hall. This was the first time in the halls 32-year history that men were permitted to reside ttiere. Photo by Amy Roh JAMIE GASTON , 4TH floor resident assistant of North Complex, walks the halls listening for loud residents. This responsibility was a usual ritual for weekend RAs. Photo by Jason Myers f r€ I Renovation projects LI I y by Matthew Pearl The perpetual campus construction projects prompted students and faculty to redirect their footsteps to avoid piles of metal and concrete surrounded by familiar orange fencing. Following the completion of Colden Hall and the steam lines. Northwest began a new set of projects in the summer of 1998 involving the J.W. Jones Student Union and South Complex. The Union was the more difficult of the two projects, according to Cost Plarming Management Intemahonal, Inc., the firm which oversaw the construction of both facilities. According to CPMI project manager Randy Sharp, the Union renovation was so complex that CPMI oversaw the project in two phases. The first was the food service area. Eating would have been convenient and accessible for students and faculty at its completion in August 1999. " Phase one had already dealt us some structural problems, which set us back a little, but the plan to finish in August never had changed, " Sharp said. Phase two, including the renovation of offices and meeting areas was scheduled to y g REMODELING OF the J.W. Jones Student Union is the latest construction project on campus. Construction began in the summer of 1998 and was projected to be completed by begin in May 1 999 and was to be the fall of 1 999. Photo by Amy Roh 024 STUDENT LIFK finished by August 2000. Renovation of South Complex began in August 1998. According to Residential Life Coordinator Mark Hetzler, the plan to finish South in November or December 1999 was on time. " Throughout the year, we had individual deadlines set for the completion of certain phases of the project, " Hetzler said. " We had met those critical times and had continued to plan on the reopening of South in the spring of 2000. " South was chosen for remodeling because of its age and declining structural condition. The changes to the Union and South Complex caused inconvenience for everyone interacting with the Northwest campus, but most agreed the mess was worth the luxury of improved facilities. iMteuiOill p- V NOT ONLY DID the workers gut most of the preexisting J.W. Jones Student Union, they also had to put It back together to meet the new plans. Workers were busy wiring, laying sheet rock and laying concrete. Photo by Christy Chestnut THE J.W. JONES Student Union project brings the sounds of construction to the Northwest campus. Students were constantly reminded of the hard work the construction workers were doing to meet their deadline. Photo by Chnsty Cttesnut i CONSTNUCTION OXS PAST til «ft . GEORGIAtMAS CHOIR by Lisa The Georgia Mass Choir performed in February. Some in attendance wanted to see a live performance by the gospel choir featured in the movie " The Preacher ' s Wife. " Others, like Director of Campus Activities Bryan Vanosdale, felt a special connection to gospel choir music. " I did not think you had to have grown up in a church that had that kind of music and that kind of spirit about it to have felt this way, to have felt that connection, that rejoicing, " Vanosdale said. The event was sponsored by Campus Activities Program- mers, who joined forces with Alliance of Black Collegians to promote the event as an activity for Black History Month. Vanosdale said the event was appropriate for Black His- tory Month since it celebrated an art-form that was not often seen in Maryville. " That group kind of represented a different way of music expression that was not very common in this area, " Vanosdale said. " I thought it was just a really good way of bringing a lot of people together. Toward the end of the concert they had everybody grab hands as kind of a symbol of unity — that we were all here together, that we were different, but the same. " Photo by Valerie Mossman PRESENT YU LETI D E bySara ;ur,se It may have been a cold December day in 19 9 8 outside, but once inside the Photo by Heidi Floers— Conference Center, it was the holiday season of 1585, the height of the Renaissance era. The 25th Annual Yuletide Feaste captured the audience ' s imaginations with its authentic food and music. The Feaste was forced to move to the Conference Center due to construction in the J.W. Jones Union. Despite the small change, the Feaste proved to be successful. Since its start, the Feaste ' s cast had grown to approximately 60 members. Many of the student participants in the event were impressed with the talent of their fellow cast members. " The group was so talented, and it really was a joy to work with them, " Kevin Kelly said. Despite the alternative location, the Feaste still transported audience and cast members alike to the Renaissance era for an evening of music, food and pleasure. JOYCELYN by Michelle A blunt and direct attitude got Joycelyn Elders in some political trouble in 1994. In 1999 it made her an interesting and humorous speaker at Northwest. Elders was appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1993 to 02S ENTeRTAINMENT become the first black woman to become the U.S. surgeon general. In 1994. she resigned. According to Elders, she was fired because she spoke her mind and said tilings I resident Clinton did not want his surgeon general saying. Elders focused her discussion on health care, prevention and education. The most per ' asive health problem we li«ve is poverty, " Elders said. Elders stressed the importance of health care for everyone in the ited States. She also discussed teen pregnancy. During Elder ' s •trm as surgeon general, she was often called the " condom queen " secause of her vocalness about safe sex. Elders told her audience that America had 10 hmes the rate of ii-enage pregnaiKy than the Netherlands or japan. ' Children become parents before they become adults, " Elders said. I That was a point Dave Douglas was esp)ecially struck by. What she said about teen pregnancy was especially shocking, " Xnigiassaid. " I always knew the seriousness of the situation, but she had the numbers to back it up. " Elders was an interesting speaker and impressed her audience at Mjrthwest. It was well worth my time and very interesting, " Douglas said. " 1 1 c! id she canrte to a small school like Northwest. " I I T C H by Kimberly " It all started with a dream, " Mitch Gaylord said. That dream started when Gaylord was in fifth grade. l fK-H an assignment to do a report, he chose to do it on an Mympic athlete. That planted the seed. Gaylord became an Olympic athlete at the age of 23, when he participated in the 1984 Olympics in U s Angeles. At the 1984 Olympics, Rayford Johawn carried the torch Amazingly, Johnson was the Olympic athlete that Gaylord h.)d written his report on in fifth grade. The man who had started Gaylord ' s dream was there to see the dream BlH 9 l become a reality. enough, you could accomplish anything, " Jason Bass said. With the content of Pl oto by Amy Roh his two lectures, Gaylord left a lot to be remembered. HAZEL by Matthew When former White House cabinet member Hazel O ' Leary visited as part of the University ' s Distinguished Lecture Series, her message was one encouraging knowledge, honesty, information and pt sitive progress. O ' Leary. who led the Department of Energy during President Bill Clinton ' s first administration, focused on the concept of leadership. She said four qualities were necessary for people who wanted to compete successfully in the next century: farsightedness, anticipatory learning, interdependence and integrity. She encouraged students to get involved in the field of technology. Students loudly applauded her remarks, and a question and answer period followed the lecture. KvKNTs oa7 AFTER THE SIGMA Phi Epsilon house was condemned in 1997, the men began the construction of a new house. They hoped to regain the same closeness they had in the old house. Photo by Amy Roh THE MEN OF Delta Chi share a house on Second Street. Legend had it that the house was haunted by Lillian, who was a Townsend daughter, supposedly buried in the basement. Photo by Valerie Mossman AFTER THE TAU Kappa Epsilon house burned in 1996, they have congregated in the annex. They planned to have their new residence completed by the fall of 1 999. Photo by Sarah Phipps 028 Studcnt lifk rThe tragi dies and triumphs of Fraternity houses created an extra sense of unity for the various fraternities at Northwest. Even though the task of handling the physical and financial upkeep of those buildings inevitably caused stress and inconvenience at times, those organizations constantly worked to better their homes for the future. Mike Mohrhauser, president of Alpha Kappa Lambda, faced the challenges of housekeeping when his fraternity house was substantially damaged during winter break. He knew the AKLs would have to make some personal sacrifices to make the house livable again. " The damage was at a bad time, " Mohrhauser said. " We closed the house for the entire second semester, so we could get things repaired. " Two fraternities on campus did not have the burden of dealing with housekeeping. Both the Sigma Phi Epsilon and Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternities lost their houses and wanted to join the ranks of house-owning organizations once again. The house in which Sig Eps previously resided was torn down in the fall of 1997 after CONSTUCTION WORKERS DtUGENTLY work to meet the fain 999 deadline for the new Tau Kappa Epsilon house Plans for a new house went into effect nght after ttie 1 996 fire. ■ alumni assessed that the house Ptmo by Amy Ffoh hf Laura Pt ' url was in unmanageable condition. nffTTf liLl Wishing to recapture the sense of togetherness the old house provided, the Sig Eps began construction on a two-story house during the fall semester and hoped to finish it in about a year. Members of TKE lost their residence in a much more abrupt manner. In the fall of 19%, faulty electrical wiring ignited and burned down much of the house, which was later demolished. The fire gave the TKEs a push in way of progression and forced them to put their plans for a new house into action. Overall, houses served to nurture the fraternity spirit and tradition, bringing many different people together underasingle roof to deal with the task of keeping a house in livable condition. V. 4 CRIMES FAMILYTIES by Amanda Scott From the set with grass green " O l HOW cupboards to the bell bottoms f-if% 1 Hntl t " worn by the Macerath sisters, ,, .. you say that! Mary Linn Performing Arts There ' re plenty Center was filled with heartache, of good sane drama and a little bit of laughter u .u . . c reasons to when the department of ' «- - ' ' ' - communcation and theatre arts jHOUL d peTSOn presented " Crimes of the Heart ' and I ' m SUre Lenny Macgrath, played by that Babe had Daria Kim, celebrated her 30th -i Mon birthday as " Crimes of The Heart " opened. The bad girl of the family, thought it was shot him, I put Meg, played the gun down on the piano bench and then " J , ' ' Weil , after I family to become dysfunctional. The sight of their mother hanging herself and the cat because she was unhappy with her marriage provided the entire town with gossip. The sisters never understood why it happened, but with strong sisterly bonds, they pulled through the tragedy. " I liked it because the setting was really realistic, " Curt Browne said. " 1 liked the storyline because i t was like a little soap opera. " Nicole Diercksen liked the family ties in the play. " I loved it, I " (9 7, no! Oh me!!! What a by Emily Nelson, went out into the kitchen and made up a pitcher of lemonade. — Babe drank and knew every guy in town. Babe, played by Angela McMa hon, looked as though she was sweet and innocent, but the rumor around town was that she shot her husband. A horrifying childhood memory caused the 030 Cntkrtainmknt really good, " Diercksen surpHse! I could said. " 1 liked Just cry! Oh, the way the lOOk, Happy sisters Birthday to bonded, it was realistic. " The crowd showed it was touched by the performance as it rose for a abSOlUtely standing frightening. — Lenny Lenny — a day late! How cute! My! Will you look at all those candles — it ' s ovation. . „u..... ir_„ AT A REHEARSAL for " Cnmes of the Heart. " Emily Nelson portrays Meg, the bad girl of the Macgrath sisters. The pulitzer prize winning play was wntten by Beth Henley and was put on by students in the fall. Photo by Amy Roh PRACTICING FOR CRIMES of the Heart. ' Ben Sumrall points an accus- ing finger at Meg. played by Emily Nelson The play dealt with )eak usy. infKJelrty. nva ' ry and fneodship. Ptwto by Amy Roh CRIMK OF THE HCANT 031 L audio UN- blems anart of ipuS After a required year of living on campus, many students jumped at the chance to move off campus. While this experience provided the opportunity for freedom, most agreed that the advantages came with disadvantages. Kathe Stewart believed living off campus was better, despite the downside. Stewart, who lived off campus for three years, liked the freedom of being able to come and go as she pleased. However, she disliked having to pay bills. " Having to pay bills was not fun because in the dorms, utilities were already taken care of, " Stewart said. Stewart also had landlord problems. " Two years ago our house was really torn down ' Stewart said. " When our lease was up he would not give us our deposit back. We ended up taking him to court, but he went bankrupt, so it was worthless. " Stewart also had problems getting things fixed. She believed it was because the landlords knew it was hard for college students to stand up to them. " It was hard to get landlords to get something fixed, " Stewart said. " Sometimes they put it off for days, weeks and months on end. In the dorms, you did not have that problem. " Brandy Noblling enjoyed the freedom of off- 032 STUDKNT LlFK by Debbie Bacon campus living. " You got to learn to do more on your own, " Noblling said. While some were able to overlook landlords they felt were unsatisfactory, Ellen Bluml could not. Bluml enjoyed the privacy and the independence involved with off-campus living, however the disadvantages were too much for her to overlook. Bluml did not like cooking her own food, finding a parking spot when going to classes and the added responsibility as a whole. Another major area of concern was directed at her landlord. " When it was cold, it took him forever to get the heater on, " Bluml said. According to Bluml, her landlord often failed to do many other repair jobs in a timely fashion. " I got upset because I felt it was his responsibility, " Bluml said. By the end of the year, Bluml was seriously considering moving into Roberta Hall the following year. According to those who lived off-campus, choosing to do so provided more freedom, but more responsibility. 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IOI1 luuiceanii whenl u tnaN ars in liifwMiiiw I i«i»liiil Irom Raw No tmpMwwwsvauieUieiiiitag Ui »p».himl ) Pholo iliusfrstion by i aran Pnipps Landlords 033 AS HER HUSBAND Harvey White cuts the ribbon, Joyce White pretends that he cut her hand with the scissors. Harvey and Joyce ' s donation made the early completion of the Joyce and Harvey White International Plaza possible. Photo by Amy Roh ON TOP OF the new Friendship Wall, at the Joyce and Harvey White International Plaza, five clocks display international times. The plaza was named after the White ' s for their $250,000 donation. Photo by Jason Myers INTERNATIONAL STUDENT BARIYO Ndebeso raises the flag for his home country of Uganda. Ndebesa was one of the many exchange students who had the opporlunlty to raise their country ' s flag. Photo by Sarah Phipps i.iudJ ' HU 034 STUDENT Life (?CJItWai promotes by I JKii lliiKi Just a year after the land between Colden Pond and Lamkin Activity Center could have been compared to a war zone with trenches and dirt piles, a breathtaking structure stood with 54 flags waving proudly as a reminder of what a beautiful concept diversity was. University President Dean Hubbard and Vice President for Finance and Support Services Ray Courter had discussed such a project for the past five years, but indecision on what type of structure to build and where to build it halted progress. 1997 ' s work on steam timnels and underground duRed water system became a surprising catalyst. Due to finding unexpected electrical wires while digging, |l workers had to dig for a steam tuiuiel next to Lamkin, which created a sidewalk parallel to an existing sidewalk. " Suddenly we had a two sidewalk boulevard, " Courter said. " What an area to consider for this flag project that had been discussed earlier. " In the preceding months, the potential donors. A $250,000 donation from a 1951 Alumna Joyce White and her husband Harvey, and architectural plans donated from alumnus Jeff Ellison allowed construction to begin. Ground was broken in May, five months before the Joyce and Harvey White International Plaza was dedicated with three events on Walkout Day. A flag raising ceremony at8:30 a.m. kicked of the ceremonies. The crowd was addressed by Dr. Negar Davis, director of International Programs and Muliticultural Affairs, and student represen- tatives from International Student Association, Student Senate, Hispanic American Leadership J Organization and Chinese Stu- dent Association. Each flag was then raised by two students. Next, a luncheon at the University Conference Center recognized donors, interna- tional guests from Turkey, Mexico and Argentina and oth- ers involved with the project. Yucel Kalinyazgan, founder of Yuce Educational Institutions in Turkey, was invited because MEMBERS OF THE Northwest community walk Northwest Alumni Foundation Itwoogh ttie Joyce and Harvey Whrte Intematinal „f ,he exchange program his Plaza after ttie dedication The building of the , , , international plaza was part of Northwest ' s . . , designed a campaign to seek continued dedication to show multicultural mstutions sponsored with funding and pitched the idea to Phipps impact on a gtot al society Ptwto by Sarah continued on pngp 037 INTCWNATIONAL PI.AZA 038 A FEW DAYS BEFORE the plaza dedication, Rick Raney prepares the flag poles for installment. Work continued through the night so the plaza would be completed in time for the dedication. Photo by Amy Roh AT THE DEDICATION for the Joyce and Harvey White international plaza, President Dean Hubbard acknowledges the international alumni in attendance. Many alumni went to the event to show pride in their alma mater. Photo by Amy Roh CONSTRUCTION WORKERS WORK on the Friendship Wall of the Joyce and Harvey White Intemational Plaza. The construction of the plaza moved quickly because it had to be ready for presentation during Homecoming, Photo by Sarah Phipps oae STuoKNT life smwm continued from page 035 Northwest. Kalinyazgan believed Students from his institutions that came to Northwest would study at a quality university, i " The fact that they would be studying in your establishment together with students from 54 countries in an atmosphere of cooperation and solidarity made us most confident and enthusiastic, " Kalinyazgan said. Other international guests included former Northwest students who had been acquainted with Joyce while residing in Maryville. Maria Ardiles de Stein from Argentina reminisced about her college days and said North- west was very open to international students. " They did not ask me what religion I had, what background 1 had, just asked me if I wanted to become a good teacher, " Ardiles de Stein said. Next, the Whites S|X)ke about their history at the University and their ties to Maryville. Immediately following the luncheon, the official opening ceremony, complete with a ribbon cutting, gave people who were not at the luncheon the chance to hear the White ' s speak. The ceremony also provided a time to dedicate the Water Pavilion, inspired by the violent death of student Karen Hawkins in 1995. In her memory promotes JB , S and as a reminder of how violence impacted society, the classes from 1995 to 1997 designated their senior class gifts to build the pavilion. A plaque displayed asked visitors to " acknowledge the need for peace, compassion and respect for self and others. " Guests then strolled along the boulevard, and reflected on how the plaza would affect future international relationships at Northwest. " There was still the segregation somehow between American and international students, " Anton Dimov said. " Whether it was on the part of the Americans or internationals, it did not matter, but now it was more as if the college was trying to help them work out their differences. " The ofjening ceremonies ended, but the trend to think about the world from a national perspective would not pass as quickly. The plaza even helped Horace Mann students take a fresh look at the world. When they walked through the plaza they discussed the differences between flag symbols and colors, Hubbard said. Teachers spent a lot of time trying to get kids to open up and think about the world like that, " Hubbard said. The landmark ' s completion was a V ' ' ' ' ' % constant reminder of understand- ing among different nationalities. Ofl oUttUlV ' l INTKHNATIONAI. PLAZA 037 Homecoming activities bring out I yi I y vv y j J Bobby Goes to Hollywood was the theme for the week of excitement and hard work which resulted in a wonderous display of house decorations, a parade and fun. Even with midterms that week, the excitement was not diminished. The Variety Show kicked off Homecoming activities Wednesday and ran through Friday. The audience chatted in anticipation by Kimberly Mansfield time in many years as Greek organizations teamed with other Greek organizations for skits. Doing so promoted Greek unity and was more cost effective. • continued on page 041 Midterms Cause Hectic Homecoming by Kimberly Mansfield If Homecoming was to be combined with midterms week, cliaos would surely result, as students found out. Students were forced to plan ahead to stay focused on studying while participating in Homecoming activities. Time management became a while waiting for the show to begin. In an must, Tim Correll, Resident Assistant and Delta Sigma Phi member, said. " Basically, it came to prioritizing, " Correll said. " I just tried to stay calm and went with the flow. " Alpha Sigma Alpha member Aja Rule said her schedule was " back-to- back. " " Homecoming was a huge stress, " Rule said. " My friends thought I had gone off the deep end. " Rule found the tests to be extra-stressful in classes which had a midterm and a final as the only grades for the semester. She had to cut out some activities she usually had time for. " I made time by not sleeping, " Rule said. " I had been getting about two hours a night. " Rule thought the drawback was severe for those involved in Homecoming. " Anybody who was super involved in Homecoming had a hard time enjoying it, because by Saturday night you were too tired, " Rule said. After looking at the academic calendar. Phi Mu president Cindy Crook questioned why Homecoming and midterms were planned for the same week. " It was illogical because if you looked at the calendar, there were 15 After the Variety Show on Wednesday, weeks o f classes, " Crook said. " This was the seventh week, so logically midterms should have been given the eighth week. " the Homecoming king and queen were Calendar Committee Chair Merry McDonald explained that it was an oversight. " The first trimester would not really be 15 weeks long, it would just cover 1 5 weeks, " McDonald said. " Because there were five non-class 10 candidates through the computer . ;„ f ,, really 14 weeks. " The registrar also confirmed that part of the rea,son midterms fell that polling system. When the votes came in, j , g ,, j , „ ,ip ,j jj j op the class before the drop date on Oct. 16. While midterms Homecoming week was hectic, a lot of gotxl things came out of it. Perhaps, in following years, better planning would prevent the two weeks from being scheduled together again, and students would The Variety Show changed for the first ' ' ' ' " ' «=« ' ' ' e weeks separately. unexpected beginning, Cathy Wright, Freshen ' s employee, appeared and sang a song based on " Rapper ' s Delight. " Then, emcees Jon Baker and Jerry Nevins took over and entertained the audience between skits. The skits and olio acts presented in the Variety Show got a good response from the audience, and was further evidence of the hard work. crowned. Students voted all week on the Robert Aschentrop and Karen Barmann were selected king and queen. 038 STUOCNT LirK SPECTATORS ARE GREETED by Kurt Gentry. Tau Kappa Epsilon member, dressed as " Austin Powers " as he cruises down Fourth Street. The TKEs won second place in the jalopy category for their remake o( the " International Man of Mystery. ' Photo by Amy Roh PHI MU MEMBER Jackie CaHson and members of Phi Sigma Kappa put the finishing touches on their house decoration. Many hours were spent working to finish the house decorations before Saturday Photo by Jason Myers DRESSED AS SOUTH Park characters Cartman. Kenny and Kyle, members of Tau Phi Upsiton walk in the Homecoming parade Tau Phi Upsilon won first place in the independent paper mache clowns competitKX) Ptx to tjy Amy Roh HOMCCOMINO 039 Homecoming Awards PAPER MACHE CLOWNS Independent-Tau Phi Upsilon " South Park " Sorority-Phi Mu " The Wizard of Oz " Fraternitv-Phi Sigma Kappa " The Three Stooges " COSTUME CLOWNS Independent-American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences " Wheel of Fortune " Sorority-Phi Mu " Grease " Fraternity-Delta Chi " Westside Story " POMP CLOWNS Independent-Sigma Society " The Smurfs " Sorority-Phi Mu " The Simpsons " Fratemity-Tau Kappa Epsilon " Animation Takes on Spielberg " OVERALL CLOWN ■ PAPER MACHE Phi Mu " The Wizard of Oz " MINI FLOAT Independent-Resident Hall Association " The Brady Bunch I Love Lucy Gone with the Wind " Sorority-Sigma Sigma Sigma " Lights, Camera, Action ' Fraternity-Phi Sigma Kappa " Herbie the Lovebug " BEST OVERALL MINI FLOAT Phi Sigma Kappa " Herbie the Lovebug " JALOPIES Sigma Alpha " The Beverly Hillbillies " •continued on page 045 IN THE HOMECOMING game against the Universtiy of Missouri-Rolla, Travis Miles makes a break for a touch down. Tfie Bearcats ' six game winning streak continued with their huge win over Missouri-Rolla, 49-6. Photo by Jason Myers COMPLETE WITH FAKE chest hair, Justin Burton plays " Austin Powers " in the Sigma Phi Epsilon and Alpha Sigma Alpha ' s Variety Show skit. Many popular characters from movies and television were incorporated into skits. Photo by Amy Roh Cut-. KSP ' i ' THE BOBBYS FACE toward the crowd of students. The Bobbys, " held on the lawn of the Adminstration Building, were given out to organizations to recognize them for their hard work during Homecoming week. Photo by Jason Myers 040 StuOCNT L.IPK HlnHyrotitf es bring out continued from page 038 The Homecoming parade was an important part of the weekend because organizations spent many hours preparing for it. It was a brisk morning as the annual Homecoming parade lined up for a 9:30 start. The sun was bright as people milled around to find the best spot to watch the parade. Bobby Bearcat greeted people and shook the hands of children. While the time for the parade seemed early for some viewers and participants, the parade coordinators arrived at 5:30 a.m. to make sure everything was rurming on time and to line up all of the floats and bands. Even though it was a lot of work, Parade Coordinator Lisa Ziegler thought it was worth the time and effort. " Overall, it was a really positive experience, " Ziegler said. " It was really fun, and you got to meet a lot of cool people. " To those who saw the parade, the hard work was evident. While the spirit of the parade was what the crowd saw, for many, fierce competition laid just below the surface. Homecoming was the biggest event of the year, and for the organizations involved in Homecoming, winning was sometimes more important than anything else. Sigma Phi Epsilon member Justin Burton thought that Homecoming activities were important and a big priority. However, Burton tried not to focus on all the activities going on around him. " If you put so much time in, you did not want to take sixth place, " Burton said. " The more you focused, the more likely you would have had a panic attack. " The format of presenting the Homecoming awards, " The Bobbys, " also changed. In previous years it had been held during halftime of the continued on page 043 VARIETY SHOW EMCEES Jerry Nevms and Jon Baker perform their rendition of ' The Grease Mega-mix. " Tfieir take on ftie song included. " You Gotta Go To Class. " " Steam Piping " and " OultMCk Nights. " Photo by Amy Roh HOMCCOMINO 041 AS PART OF Homecoming tradition, Susie Zimmerman touches up the Tau Kappa Epsilon and Alpha Sigma Alpha house decoration. Their " Ghostbusters " house decoration won second place in the highly competitive division of the house decoration awards. Photo by Amy Roh STUDENTS WATCH THE Homecoming parade from the roof of a house located on Fourth Street. Many students and community members brough t lawn chairs and blankets so they could relax while watching the parade. Photo by Amy Roh AFTER THE VARIETY Show 1996 Homecoming Queen Mercedes Johnson crowns new queen Karen Barmann. Barmann was sponsored by Phi Mu, and Robert Aschentrop, sponsored by Alpha Sigma Alpha, was crowned king. Photo by Amy Roh 042 Student Life Li cvtiAdties bring out n contintnul from page 041 Homecwming game. With the new formal, awards were presented on the front lawn of the Administration Building. " The Bobbys " a ncluded a week of hard work and stress. " It was awesome, " Phi Mu president Cindy Crook said. " I liked the format. It was hard to wait another day, but it was gixxi. " However, some tried to look past the awards. " Winning was important, but not as important as putting forth your best effort, " Crook said. Working together on projects for Homecoming proved beneficial for the Greek organizations. " It went really well this year, " Kenya Lockamy said. " I saw a lot of good Greek relations. " With all the activities during Homecoming, stress was abundant. However, some students looked back on their work with pride and knew that in the end, all the sacrifices were worth it. Homecoming Football by Brad Brenllingt ' r Homecoming weekend proved to be yet another win for Missouri-Kolla 49-6. In a game that was all Northwest, the Bearcats jumped ahead and scored twice in the first quarter. David Jansen rushed for a four-yard touchdown, while A-back Derek Lane rumbled down the field for a 16-yard score, which gave the Bearcats a lift that continued for the entire game. While things were bad for the Mules in the first quarter, it got worse as the game continued. Wide receiver Seneca Holmes o pened up the second quarter by scoring on a 23-yard reverse that stretched the Bearcat ' s lead and showed Missouri- Rolla why the Bearcats were ranked No. 4 in the NCAA Division II polls that week. The relentless Bearcats scored again with three minutes in the first half when quarterback Chris Greisen connected with tight-end Mark Maus on a 15-yard pass, increasing the lead to 28-0 at the half. The first half offensive expk sion that gave the Bearcats breathing room early continued its a.ssault in the third quarter, almost tying the team ' s first half the football team. TheV r r in» fr«»al TVm Ro ri-ntc wKtrt ' " BEARCAT SUPERFAN " TED Place perlorms P " ' " ' " " ' ' " Bearcats, who for the Ptii Stgma Kappa ' s Vanety Show skit. continued to stay undefeated as Stgma Kappa Amy Beaver won the t)esf actress were led by Lane ' s two Bobby award for her portrayal of one of tfie they beat the University of Superlarw Photo by Amy Roh continupd on pnge Oi-t HOMCCOMINO 0«3 ftDliywd ' b ' d es bring out OICZIO • continued from page 043 touchdowns in the third quarter, rushed for 302 yards. 114 of those came from Lane ' s 13 carries in the game. As productive as the offense was during the game, the defense also deserved credit. The Bearcat defenders allowed Missouri-Rolla to rush for only 92 yards and held the Mules to just three of 13 on third down conversions. Coach Mel Tjeerdsma was very pleased with the way his team played on Homecoming. " I thought that we did an excellent job on our mental approach to the game, " Tjeersdma said. " Everybody knew that Missouri-Rolla had been struggling when we played them, and it would have been very easy for us to let down (our guard). We really came together and played like a team on Homecoming. " Tjeerdsma knew his team could not get too excited over this win because there were still many games left to be played. " The fact that the win came on Homecoming was just an added bonus, " Tjeerdsma said. " It helped the team having everyone there cheering for us. " Bearcat fan Scott Goodrich was impressed that the defense performed so well. " When the defense played as hard as they did by holding them to only six points, it seemed to get the offense going, " Goodrich said. " I was glad that our defense had been playing good all season. Without good defense you just could not win. " Bearcat fan Tim Pratt thought the Bearcats definitely outplayed Missouri-Rolla. " The team seemed to control the game and set it at its own pace, " Pratt said. " Because it was Homecoming weekend, itmadeitthatmuc h better when the Bearcats played so well. " Jennifer Schrader was excited for the team ' s performance on such an important weekend. " The Homecoming game drew probably the most fans all year, and I was glad the football team gave such an impressive performance in front of them, " Schrader said. " I thought it really helped boost the team even if the team they were playing was struggling. " Schrader also felt it was good for the alumni to come back and continue to root for the Bearcats. " I think it was a good crowd that was at the game, " Schrader said. " There were friends and family and alumni and it just seemed to all go together for a great weekend. " As another Homecoming weekend came and went, the fans of the Bearcat football team got to see a great performance as their team continued to succeed. As for the Mules, they could only hope that next year ' s game would not be such a blowout. EYES FOCUSED ON the touchdown, wide receiver J.R. Hill races for the goal line. After the game, Chris Greison and Derek Lane received the Don Black award. This award was given annually to the best players In the Homecoming game. Photo by Jason Myers fflWRiii 044 STUOKNT Lire MISS CRABTREE, FROM South Park, played by Tracy Sloehr in the Phi Mu Alpha Sinlonia and Phi Mu skit, prepares to drive off The skit featured big band dancing and Bobby Bearcat. Photo by Sarah Phipps ' rtmlinunlfnm, Ki«r nUI t ' lj()A TS C ' ompelilivc DivLiion Kappa Sigma Sipma S H:iciy " Bobby the riN liiian Bearcat " HiKhly C ' ompelilivr DivUion Phi Sigma Kappa ' Titanic " BESTOVERAU. FU)AT Phi Sigma Kappa ' Titanic " HOUSE DECORATIOSS Competitive Division International Student Organization " Bobby CJoes Around the World in H(l Days " HiKhly Competitive Division Sigma Sigma Sigma IX-lta (hi " Bobby Sees the Sites " VARIETY SHOW SKITS Phi Mu Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia " Bobby Bearcat ' s Day Off VARIETY SHOW OUO ACTS Todd Bradshaw " From Here to Eternity " PEOPIJiS CHOICE A WARD Phi Mu Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia " Bobby Bearcat ' s Day Off OVERALL PARADE SUPREMACY Independent-Sigma Society Sorority-Phi Mu Fratemlty-I ' hi Sigma Kappa ONE AFTERNOON IN August. Stacey Gray and Sharon Cantrell relax and get some sun at Mozingo. Many students took advantage of the hot weather and spent time at Mozingo. Photo by Amy Roh ENJOYING THE SUN at Mozingo Sabrina Peterson sunbathes. Mozingo provided students a place to relax and get away from college life. Photo by Sarah Phipps 04e STUDENT LIFK r. an l f ' ( Ity Krir Duvitt THE SUN SETS, ending another day at Mozingo Lake. Mozingo was a popular attraction to students in the summer months. There were options to play sand vo leyt aH, swim or picnic. Photo by Sarah Phipps Only a few hundred yards away from Highway 136 sat Mozingo Lake. Since it opened in 1995, the lake had been a place for residents and students to spend their leisure time. Students who wanted to relax could escaf e to Mozingo without traveling far. " It was a nice way to sf)end a day off, " Nikki Damme said. Mozingo Lake was owned by the city of Maryvilie and was the source for the city ' s main water supply. Maryvilie began to consider corwtructing the lake in 1%7. Secretary of Water Conservation Vilas Young was largely responsible for starting the project. Young fought to get the wheels in motion; however, the government ' s red tape slowed the prefect down considerably. In 1988, 21 years after the idea was conceived, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled that the city had the right to build the artificial lake. Again, Young oversaw the project. Mozingo Lake was ready to take the step from dream to reality. By 1992, the project was under way. In 1994, Mozingo Lake was finished and filled in 1995. Once the project was complete, it was clear that all the hard work and dedication paid off. " It was a lot of fun, " Jennifer Halverson said. " They had beach volleyball courts. You could swim or have a picnic. " The lake offered picnic tables and two large shelters that were available for rent. For those who planned a camping trip, there was a park for recreational vehicles and 20 primitive camping sites with restrooms available. Three miles of trails were carved out of the region ' s rolling hills. The lake was equipped with three boat docks, a fishing dock and hunting was allowed from November 15 through January 15. The Mozingo Lake Golf Course took up 240 of Mozingo ' s 3,000 acres, which offered a challenging layout, a driving range and a pro shop. In 1996, Golf Digest nominated Mozingo for " Best New Public Course. " Northwest students were offered discounts and could participate in an intramural golf meet in the spring. There were some complaints about the shore. " The beach was a little rocky, " Halverson said. Anything but complacent, Mozingo black- topped two miles of roads in 1997, and $200,000 was invested in 1998. A larger park for recreational vehicles was in the blueprints. A youth camp was planned to be built, as well as horseback riding trails and additional hiking trails. With so much space and so many things to do, Mozingo was a convenient place for students to relax and enjoy themselves. MoziNao 047 S eekend of events sparks rw ecKena oj family Families ventured to Maryville for Family Weekend and participated in a wide array of activities. An open house in the newly renovated Mabel Cook Admissions and Visitor ' s Center kicked off the weekend. Visitors and students could then attend the University theatre department ' s freshman transfer showcase production, " The World of Carl Sandburg. " Saturday ' s events began with a pancake breakfast in the Olive Deluce Fine Arts Building parking lot. Ali Eilers took part in the pancake breakfast with her family from Omaha, Neb. " It was good to eat breakfast as a family again, " Eilers said. Following breakfast, children in second through eighth grades played basketball with the men ' s Bearcat basketball team. Next, at the University Welcome, The Family of the Year Award was presented to the Quinlin family of by Debbie Bacon held at Charles Johnson Theater. Ted and Joe Quinlin nominated their family for the award. " I was excited, but more proud of my family, " Ted said. " I always thought we had a chance, that was why we nominated ourselves. " That event kicked off activities including the Festival of Cultures, the Tailgate Luncheon and the family weekend football game against Missouri Western State College. Kate Lutz said her family enjoyed the game since they were from St. Joseph. " My parents were Missouri Western nuts, so it was cool that they were actually cheering on the Bearcats, " Lutz said. Postgame activities included bowling at Bearcat Lanes and dinner at the Bearca t Barbecue. On Sunday, families could play golf at Mozingo Lake. At Family Weekend, families had the chance to reunite and spent quality time together on the % THE QUINLAN FAMILY is introduced at the football game as the Family of the Year. The xi .l Ankeny, Iowa, family consisted of parents Tom and Joan and nine children, who all have attended college, in o r t n w e s t They were showered with gifts ranging from one $500 scholarship to be used by Joe, to local The event was gift certificates. Photo by Amy Roh campus. 048 STUDENT LIFE AFTER THE FAMILY Day game, KiAndre Pugh plays with his father ' s football helmet as he tries to pronounce " football. " His father, Charlie Pugh, punt returner, help)ed the Bearcats achieve a 61 total yardage in punt returns. Photo by Sarah Phipps A MEMBER OF Project Concern dances to " Men in Black ' at the Festival of Cultures. The group was organized to provide free hip-hop dancing Instruction to Inner-city youths of Boston. Organizers hoped to raise the youths ' self-esteem and encouraged them to become Involved In the community through dancing. Photo by Sarah Phipps f ■ ' v X Family Wcekcno 049 Campus addresses concerns of OL 1 ll storji: and sulebar by Jon Baker To students with physical handicaps, accessability was about having access to the life that anyone had. A student in a wheelchair could not get from the commuter lot behind the Valk Agricultural Building to anywhere on campus; the ramps on both sides were too steep. The Bell Tower, a symbol of campus and the intersection of various sidewalks, sat at the top of a hill. In situations where people who could walk had six or seven options to exit a building, a person in a wheelchair often only had one. " I thought the campus had gotten a lot better since I first came here, with more sidewalks and better ramps, " Marianne Miller said. Miller said construction on the J. W. Jones Student Union made the bottom floor food-service facilities inaccessible, a problem which was quickly addressed by the administration at the beginning of the year. " As soon as we knew World of Cuisine was inaccessible, we put a sign above the door, and their people were supposed to help in any way, " said Annelle Weymuth, executive assistant to the president. " They could get downstairs through the freight elevator, or a person could bring their food up. " Weymuth also said ramps installed during the steam pipe renovations were labeled so students in wheelchairs would not be injured using them. Pat Driver said the steep ramps were not a major concern for him. " Compared to other campuses I was looking at. Northwest was very accessible. " Driver said. " I ignored the steep ramp signs. They were fun. " Miller said people should have tried to understand that a person with a handicap was still a person. " People asked me stupid things, like, ' Can you do wheelies? ' or ' Is there a speed limit here? ' " Miller said. " It just made you feel like an idiot. People needed to understand we were just like everyone else; we just sat down a lot. " It seemed that although the University made steps toward improving accessibili ty on campus, the population as a whole could have improved. THE STEEP RAMP signs are no problem for Pat Driver, who picks up speed as he rides down a ramp south of Colden Hall. Environmental services were required to post warnings on ramps across campus which did not meet the regulation of one foot of ramp for every inch of incline. Photo by Jon Baker InstructorsHdjust In some classrooms, accessibility meant accommodating a syllabus to the capabilities of a student. In lifetime wellness lab, students in wheelchairs were allowed to skip lower-body strength excersises, and did a 12-minute ride instead of the 12-minute run. Laura Widmer, assistant professor of mass communications, found a similar challenge when she taught photojournalism to a student who was blind. " I gave him an auto-focus camera, and on his assignments, he would shoot toward what he was hearing, " Widmer said. " Sometimes there were quirky angles, but he did a good job. " Chris Prather, a lifetime wellness instructor, said she often forgot to enlarge quizzes and tests for a | student who was legally blind. Shirley Steffens, associate professor of special education, said a main point In educating students with physical disabilities was to use " person-first " , language, or language that stressed the person, not the handicap. " It was the same as talking about someone 7 with glasses, " Steffens said. " You would not Y-.._y say a glasses- wearing person, you would say a person who wears glasses. It was just common courtesy. " ' V-A OSO STUDENT LIPK HAMDICAPPBO STUOKNT ACCKSSABILITV OS1 THE PROFESSiONAL eiS7LIMG by Jason UNFOLDS Closet wrestling fans came out to view the first Central States Wrestling visit to Northwest. One of the main draws on the CSW card was the appearance of one former and two current Northwest students — Jason " Big Daddy Fullz " Fuller, Anthony " Ace " Bowden and Jeremy " Rock Hard " Galloway. The main event belonged to Big Daddy Fullz. Fuller, a former defensive lineman for the Northwest football team, incorporated two current Bearcat football players for his opening, Aaron Becker and Chad Thompson. " Big Daddy asked us and told us it would be pretty sweet if we walked him in, " Becker said. " He told us it was a go, and we would be bodyguards for him since he had been cheap-shotted in the past. " Sown, Fuller and Galloway all won their matches. For one night, three wrestlers got to live the dream of performing in the squared circle and being like the heroes they saw on TV. Hhulu by Chrialy Chesnul OyAmy CARL by Kimberly As the doors closed at Mary Linn Performing Arts Center, the chattering of the audience calmed and the lights dimmed. The Freshman Transfer Showcase was about to begin. The showcase, directed by Dr. Charles Schultz, consisted of 25 students who only had a month to prepare. The showcase was entitled " The World of Carl Sandburg. " Sandburg was a poet who also wrote fables and parables. He was referred to as " the poet of the people. " Sandburg ' s work reflected many topics. While he was a collector of jokes, he also dealt with other issues, including his opinions on babies, knowledge, growing up, marriage, love, hate, war and death. Brandon Morgan, a member of the cast, was intrigued by Sandburg ' s work. " Initially, I was not sure if I liked Sandburg, " Morgan said. " He grew on me though. In a sense, Sandburg was vague, but I admired him a lot. He was a cool guy. " Morgan thought the cast performed well, and everyone had worked hard to make the show successful. OS2 Entertainmknt iHI6HE;iPl«GEINIE«VEN by Michelle Black History Month bmught a performance on Feb. 9 that addressed racism in the South. The scene was a town in Georgia called Second Samuel. In 1925, citizens had yet to accept blacks into their community . " A Higher Place in Heaven " was staged on the front porch and yard of an old mansion belonging to Miss Madison, a cranky, outspoken but gcxxi-natured woman. The mansion used to be a part of a plantation. Miss Simpson was a black ser ant, part of the Simpson family that had formerly been slaves. She and Miss Madison were obviously close and were enjoying growing old together. Son, one of Miss Madison ' s sons, threw an enormous commotion filled with racist remarks when he discovered the Madison Plantation, " New Hope, " was not being left to him or his brother but to Miss Simpson and her son. In the last scene of the play, it was revealed Miss Simpson and Miss Madison were not just friends. In the days of slavery, men of the house snuck into slave quarters, where they often had affairs with the black women. Miss Madison ' s father was one of those men; consequently. Miss Simpson and Miss Madison were sisters. That helf ed Son see the rightness behind his mother ' s desire to leave her home to Miss Simpson. Brandy Toma believed the play showed the way people really felt at the time. " The play showed how blacks felt in the South during the transition between equality and slavery, " Toma said. In a humorous and entertaining way, " A Higher Place in Heaven " demonstrated the tensions and bonds between blacks and whites in the South. T N E by .Nd.mi i- The IX ' partment of Communication and Theatre Arts presented " The Crucible, " the story of Abigail Williams and the witches of Salem, Mass. The play centered around the townspetiple of Salem and accusations made by certain individuals against others regarding witchcraft. The theater department decided to present the Salem witch trials in a different light. Instead of having the setting of the play remain in the 1660s Puritan era, each act progressed the play into a new era, from 1840 to 1920, and finally culminated in the present. Director Jim Eiswert said that helped show the theme could have been alive in tcxiay ' s society. Above the stage were screens that showed other victims of hate such as gays, the mentally ill and the poor. Although the purpose of the play was to entertain the audience, another goal was to make the audience aware of social problems that still existed. " It was our hope that this production would invite all of us to reflect on the human faces from our past and present which had been castigated and crucified, " Eiswert said. KvKNTs osa DANCE by Kimberly Mansfield " 7 7 the haunting melody of the calling pipes her spirit waits, waiting for her true love to return. Souls bonded together for all eternity. ' ' The music began as the curtain rose at the Mary Linn Performing Arts Center; the audience was immediately drawn into the " Spirit of the Dance. " More than 30 cast members danced as one combining Irish step, ballet, jazz, tap and flamenco dance with a compelling story line and love songs in the two hour performance. " I thought it was great, " Beth Wheeler lier JOUmcy said. " They were well-trained, and they Degan anO Sne had such talent. They were all in synch. " WOUld danCe The show originated in Ireland. The aCrOSS the love story, produced and composed by lA nr H heartS David King in association with Dublin rtni inHlnn fTi tHfi talent showcased by dancers and Worldwide Productions, had been showed it readily at the end of beat of the running for three years. the performance with drums, every Patricia Murray, world Irish dance thunderous applause and a champion, led the Irish International fyfoi C, ctanHino nvaHnn THENIGHT productions in British theater. Murray ' s natural talent was apparent to all as she tapped her feet to the music. " Her splrlt Some could not rest audience untll he Came members were fyr her, till he impressed, (janced for her " The leader , , once again and could do told her that he things with , , . , loved her ' ' her feet that most people could not, " Mike Boudreau said. On stage, dry ice, as well as lighting were used, presenting the image of mystery in the performance. " The lighting really added to the production, " Wheeler said. Audience members had different perspectives of the best part of the production. The audience appreciated the standing ovation. Dance Company in what had become COUlu rCaCn till Quotes from the synopsis courtesy of one of the most successful theatrical She fOUnd him. Productions OS4 Cntcrtainmknt STANDING IN A triangle formation, the company pauses for the thunderous applause from the audience to cease. " Spirit of the Dance " had Ijeen running for three years Photo courtesy of Dublin Worldwide Productions AFTER A RIGOROUS dance routine, the compmny pauses to catch their breath before beginning the next scene. " Spirit of the Dance " was made up of a compilation of different dance routines. Photo courtesy of Dublin Worldwide Productions MEMBERS OF THE Dublin Worldwide Productions " Spirit of the Dance " pause midroutine as the ethreal spint makes an appearance. Her spirit would not rest until she found her true love. Photo courtesy of Dublin Worldwide Productiorts SPIttIT OF THK DANCC OSS LOCAL PERFORM by Jammie Silvey Kimberly Mansfield When the International Ballet rh Nl itrr rl ' r Haley Vest, a 10-year-old dance Theatre presented the ballet . n . ■ i i student, felt comfortable with the routine da fet s based after working on it for only a few days. " We practiced lots, " Vest said. " I was really nervous about it, though. " School of Dance were asked to be ' UL L idL Kci aflU p j y C xs. Stahlbaum received a a part of it. 1 16 rlOUSG KlHQ nutcracker from her godfather for However, choosing which ritten iDY E. I .A. Christmas at the party her parents threw. ballet is based " The Nutcracker, " the on the book performance was localized as 32 students from Miss Heather ' s Nutcracker and students out of the hundred f-l rtfffyi n students was a diplomatic process because they were chosen by the sizes of the costumes, which could not be altered. ' The teacher asked 24 girls, some who had been there the longest, then measured for sizes before we were officially chosen, " said Julie Deen, a 13- year-old dance student. " Once we got the routine down, it was just a matter of perfecting it. " Hard work was required of all involved, especially since they only had a little over a month to prepare for the performance. Learning the routine was also a challenge since they had to learn it from a videotape. 086 Kntcrtainmcnt In 1891, choreographer Marl us Petlpa commissioned Tchaikovsky to write the music for ' ' The Nutcracker ballet In 1892, the first showing of ' rheNutcracker ' . After the party, Clara fell asleep and dreamed her nutcracker came to life, providing many adventures. The children of Miss Heather ' s School of Dance were in two scenes. In the opening scene, they portrayed the children at the Christmas party. In the concluding took place at scene, the the Marllnsk children made Theatre Of a final f fj Sla. appearance " -- - with Mother Ginger and her Bon Bons. " It was just a neat experience to have, " Deen said. " It was a good experience. It was just really amazing. " With the uniquely local performance, the evening was magical for the student dancers and the community that watched with pride. Pulled facts courtesy http: html home.html CLARA DANCES WITH her Nutcracker pnnce in her dream. The Russian dance company invited a local dance studio. Miss Heather ' s School of Dance, to join them on stage. Photo by Sarah Phipps IN THE KINGDOM of the Sweets, the company pairs off to represent different parts of the wortd. as well as different sweets. The Nutcracker was performed in front of a sell-out crowd. Photo by Sarah Phipps IN THE LAND of SrK w. Clara and her nutcracker prince dance Director Vladimir Shumeinkin brought the traditional Christmas play to Northwest. Photo by Amy Roh Tmk Nutcnackbr OB7 A GRADUATE WALKS across the stage as President Dean Hubbard stretches out a hand of congratulations. The commencement ceremony tool place at Bearcat arena. Photo by Jason Myers GRADUATES WEAR SMILES at the first December commencement ceremony. About 300 students graduated. Photo by Jason Myers THE DIPLOMAS, STACKED neatly, await their recipients. So many graduates ' friends and family attended graduation that some had to stand during the ceremony. Photo by Jason Myers ecial events call for Itv Mirhflle Krumberik Northwest had two firsts the weekend of Dec. 1 1 . It was the first December graduation ceremony and the first time the Bearcat football team won the NCAA Division II National Championship. In previous years, seniors completing graduation requirements in December came back to go through the ceremony in May. Ken White, director of communications and nuirketing, organized the ceremony. The organizers estimated less family and friends in attendance and ran out of seating in the back of Bearcat Arena. Many spectators had to stand during the ceremony. Graduate Mike Vinson had no complaints despite the seating situation. " I thought the ceremony was really nice, " Vinson said. " It was organized and went well. Everybody got their two seconds of glory; they received their diploma, and we were done. " Lisa Gruenloh, 1992 graduate of Northwest spoke at the commencement. As for those in Alabama, graduation took a different course than normal. There were five Bearcat players graduating and three coaches who had completed their masters. They were unable to walk the - ' AFTER WINNING THE NCAA Division II National Championship, graduates Aaron Crowe. Bnan Sutton. Steve Coppinger and Bob Baker, joined by Coach night before the game because they were Mel Tjeerrndsma. attend a makeshift graduation ceremony at their hotel m Florence. Ala. Five seniors eamed tt eir bachelor ' s degrees and three coaches in Alabama, but the administration had eamed their master ' s degrees Ptwto by Jason Myers something in mind. When the players returned to the hotel after winning the game, there was a tent set up outside with a stage inside. Their caps and gowns were waiting there inside for them. Coach Mel Tjeerdsma called their names, they came forward and President Dean Hubbard gave them their diploma. " It was the best day of my life, " said Steve Coppinger, Bearcat Center. " First winning the national championship and then graduating from college. " The weekend was a big one for Northwest. Three hundred students graduated to pursue their dreams after watching the Bearcats they had followed during their college careers achieve theirs. DKCKMBCR Graduation OS9 orimjS IVl AT THE ANNUAL decorating of Franklin Park decorators use poles to put Christmas lights up on a high tree. The decorations were a way for the Maryville conrimunity to show holiday spirit. Photo by Sarah Phipps AS A WAY to get into the holiday mode Maryville community members decorate Franklin Park. The decorations included lights, story books, a manger and north pole scene. Photo by Sarah Phipps t J t.lijr. .A.,. oMayj Craft Co[[ection Pasta Angels Materials — Use pasta in various shapes: bow ties for the wings, large shells for the skirt, small shells for the head. Or any other substitute that would work. Instructions •Glue together into an angel shape. • Paint if desired(usually white). Embellish with tinsel and chenille sticks for the halo. • Paint a face on if desired. •Add wool hair if desired. •Color the pasta in different colors. Mix food color and rubbing alcohol in equal parts (eg. 3 tbsp food coloring, 3 tbsp of alcohol) and place pieces in a plastic ziploc bag. •Put pasta pieces in and shake. •Place on non-stick baking sheet at a low temp until dry enough to work with. • For the legs, use little pieces of wire. •One could go to the grocery store and look at all the pasta shapes to dream up anything desired. Inlographa by Kaon Nagai infcirmaiHm rcim htt(r www.orlftii i»m poptart »m ' ' 7.htm 060 STUDENT Life heart inspire hy AniMnda Scroll " They could kx)k at it and they knew I made it with my own hands, " HeUer said. " Whenever I made something hke that it was hke a part of me was put into it. That was my time that was spent. " Trellis VanBuskirk and Dixie Salisbury, two Wal-Mart craft section saleswomen, said their craft material usually sold out early, and that the craft section received their Christmas fabric in early summer. As soon as it came in, it started to sell. ' The most popular crafts I had seen made were Christmas bulbs, Styrofoam ornaments, pillows and angels, " VanBuskirk said. The product that was predicted to sell the most was fabric which sold for about $4 per yard. If the pocketbook was feeling a little thin around Christmas, and one was feeling creative, there were inexpensive gift ideas to be considered. In an economy where college students survived on pinching their pennies, some students at Northwest found an easy way to remedy an expensive Christmas. Courtney King made a wide assortment of gifts ranging from wooden snowmen to candles and from sweatshirts to wreaths. The cost of making the homemade gifts ranged from $1-$15. " They were more personal, and they were cheaper, " King said. King received most of her ideas from craft magazines, which had patterns available. She said they were fun projects, but could get a little stressful. " If 1 made one, then it was fun, " King said. " If I made 10, then it was stressful. After Christmas it was a lot less stressful when 1 still had money though. " Lanetta Heller had a special talent that she put to use when Christmas came. As a child her grandmother taught her how to crochet. She had crocheted blankets since high school. " It was something that 1 could do that was unique, " Heller said. Heller found satisfaction in wAL-MART EMPLOYEE TRELUS VanBuskirk works m tt e fabnc depanment. cutting matenal lor a customer VanBuskirk said during the holiday season the material sold out giving homemade gifts. quicWy. Ptwto by Jason Myers Crcativc chnistmas oei MEETMARYVILLE by Matthew Pearl A love story filled with Roman culture and sexual innuendos ' We were here tonight to " When I asked where I could go to eat, % ' ' ' " ' ' % they told me there was a new Chinese Ull MU IIUII) I came to the Mary Linn Performing Arts Center, in the WOrSuip L ie form of " A Funny Thing QOuS Of Happened on the Way to the COmeCly SHCf Forum. " tragecf . The play, set during the height P rO 1 Q U S of the Roman Empire, provided more than two hours worth of laughs for the audience. Encore ' s presentation of the show attracted a number of dedicated actors, including Hollywood " l eareon y hereforone night Learn the words for God ' s sal e! ' ' - Pseudolus comedian Rip Taylor. Taylor and company entertained a full theater of students, faculty and community members with, as Taylor ' s introductory character Prologus said, " Tragedy tomorrow; comedy tonight. " Pseudolus, the musical overseer and narrator who was also played by Taylor, kept the audience in stitches with cracks about Maryville and its small-town business district. In one such reference Taylor mentioned the Mandarin restaurant where the actor ate dinner before the performance. restaurant called The Aloha, " Taylor said. " I did not stop because the bus was so big we could not turn, so we went to the Mandarin. " The liberty to use names of local people and businesses was an exclusive to Taylor during the performance. " At intermission, I was able to break the fourth wall and talk to the audience with the producer ' s, director ' s and author ' s permission, " Taylor said. The crowd responded favorably, showing its approval with showers of laughter and applause. " He interacted with audience, " Jen Jensen said. " It did not seem like he was performing, and the crowd could get into it. " " A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum " proved to be a success and the response was positive. Taylor and the cast reminded the audience that " Did it get coid comedy and in here ' — tragedy, with a talented cast PrOlOQUS, afteP and hilarious 3 5661X1 iPgly storyline, ijvjng statue combined fora remOV6d hJS " ' « ' ° toupee entertainment. oea Kntkrtainmknt BROADWAY PRANKSTER RIP Taylor entertains the Northwest community and students dunng ' A Funny Thing Happer ed on the Way to the Forum " Taylor, who originally played the role of Psuedolus on Broadway, personalized the performance by adding Maryville landmarks such as the World Famous Outback to his monologues, Photo by Jason Myers IN THE OPENING act of " A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, " Miles Gloriosus and one of the Courtesans wave to the audience. The Courtesans lived at the house of Lycus. who sold the ladies to other men for wives. Photo t)y Jason Myers THE SOLDIERS OF Miles Glonosus introduce themsetves to the audience in the opening number of ' A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. " Some of the sddiers played different roles dunng the production and provided comical relief Photo by Jason Myers A PWNNV TMINO HAPPKNKO ON THK WAY TO TMK FONUM 0«3 HENRY liKSr ORCHESTRA by The campus began to swing when the Henry Busse Orchestra appeared for a concert to share the music that was gaining some new popularity with Generation X. With the newfound popularity of swing, many students decided to attend the event. As big band music filled the air, the audience clapped along to songs such as " Dixieland " and " Oh, Johnny. " Singer Star Atchison provided vocals for songs such as " I ' ve Heard That Song Before " and " Why Don ' t You Do Right (Like Some Other Men Do). " Students enjoyed the music and wished for a dance floor as they listened to big band music fill the air. " I liked to swing, and I liked the music, " Lori Casey said. Some students made an appearance because of interest in an almost forgotten era of music. A slideshow in the background during the performance showed pictures of the one-time stars of big band. " It was a good opportunity to hear old swing band, " Matt Bonsignore said. " I loved the arrangement of ' Night and Day, ' and it was cool that they had the pictures in the background. " " When Swing Was King " took the audience back to an era when big band was popular. It proved to be a showing that pleased the crowd. Pholo by Jason Myers 09A ENTCRTAINMENT PIANIST IMiOKATAHN by Northwest students were able to experience the talents of pianist Enid Katahn when she performed on campus. Katahn started her career at age three and brought nearly half a century ' s experience to the stage of the Mary Linn Performing Arts Center. In addition to being a well-known pianist who averaged 50 concerts a year plus free performances for hospitals and senior citizens, Katahn served as a full-time faculty member at Vanderbilt University ' s Blair School of Music. Raegan Fulmer was impressed with Katahn ' s musical performance and ability and also by how she responded to the audience and made the performance more personable. " I liked how she talked in between her pieces, " Fulmer said. " She seemed very human and full of life. " According to Encore performances, Katahn often combined her performances with classes and lectures. Fulmer agreed with the hype surrounding Katahn, but admitted her opinion came with a certain bias. " I love watching pianists, so it was a real treat for me, " Fulmer said. " Sincerely though, she was an incredible performer and very entertaining. " Buffy Strong was taken by surprise concerning the overall performance. " It was actually pretty good, " said Strong. " I really liked it. It was not what I expected at all. " For only $3, students witnessed a well-respected performer with an extensive background in music. Students agreed that it was worth the time and money. IICR ■ AND Students and community members took a trip down memory lane to relive the times of small town bands by attending Mr. wto by Jason Myers jack Daniel ' s Original Silver Comet Band at the Mary Linn f Performing Arts Center. . The stage was set for Saturday, June 5, 1905, in the town of Lynchburg, Tenn., population 361. Twelve musicians entered the stage wearing early 1900s fashions, with instruments in hand. Each member took their seat in the gazebo on stage and the time warp began. They started with selections such as " Moore County Toodle-oo, " " Back Home Again in Indiana " and " Alexander ' s Ragtime Band. " Later the band began to play selections not consistent with those that original small town bands would have played. " It was great getting to hear ' A George M. Cohan Medley, ' " Raegan Fulmer said. " I am a big fan of his. Overall, I found the entire evening a lot of fun and very different. " Kelly Daniels emphasized that she liked how the band played music that was not characteristic of the period. " I thought it was a good overview of the music of that time, and I liked how they expanded on each decade, " Daniels said. After about two hours, the evening came to a close when the band played " America the Beautiful. " Everyone was forced to return to the late 1900s once again. The audience experienced an early 1900s setting and sampled the music of an almost lost era. JIII DAVID by I The audience was small, but the enthusiasm was big when Jazz Poet David Clewell performed at the Mary Linn Performing Arts Center. Clewell was a professor of English at Webster University in St. Louis. He was backed up by a six-piece jazz band during his performance for about 55 people on St. Patrick ' s Day night. Clewell and the Webster University Jazz Sextet performed music to 15 different poetry selections from works of famous poets to works that Clewell wrote himself. Clewell ' s original pieces seemed to be the crowd ' s favorites of the performance. They enjoyed pieces such as " What Some People Won ' t Do, " which was about two lovers who did not have much else on their minds. Another highlight was during the show ' s finale, when each of the six different instruments, a saxophone, trumpet, guitar, piano, bass and drums, were featured in a soloist role. Although poetry was the basis of the event, the performance of the band was the crowd pleaser. " 1 enjoyed the music better than the poetry, " Halie Weigel said. " I enjoyed it when they played separately more than together, because you could hear each individual instrument. " Ellen Redding Kaler was impressed with the poetry. " I was not that familiar with the music, but the readings were pretty good, especially the ' What Some People Wouldn ' t Do ' poem, " Kaler said. After the performance, Qewell took time out to sign some copies of his books. Although they may have been unaware of jazz poetry before the event, attendees left with knowledge of the unique art form. Events oes JOSEPH ' S 11 BROTHERS sing " Jacob and Sons " at the beginning of the show. They performed a variety of music styles which included western, calypso, and blues. Photo by Sarah Phipps THE NARRATOR, PLAYED by Jennifer Schrader, sings the prologue to the audience. At the end of the show the cast performed the " Joseph Megamix, " a medley of songs complete with dancing and strobe lights. Photo by Sarah Phipps BECAUSE HE WAS the favorite son, Joseph received a technicolor dream coat from his father, which sparked the jealousy of his 11 brothers. Joseph, played by Adam Michaels, had the ability to predict the future by interpreting people ' s dreams. Photoby Sarah Phipps Oee ENTCRTAINMCNT NIGHT by K A sold-out audience soared through a night of dazzling ' We all dream a lot — some Prologue ' " dreams and dancing with Andrew Lloyd Webber ' s lUCky, musical " Joseph and the SOmC are POt. Amazing Technicolor — NQPTStOr Dreamcoat. " sjngjng ifi the Tickets to the musical sold out quickly. " I know people who were begging for tickets, " Chris Pack said. " A friend called me in tears because she could not get tickets, and she tried a month in advance. " With a lie flair, the nusicai for higher " 1 0)uld kind of relate to the jealous btdtli. rs, " Pack said. " 1 guess in a ail of us were jealous brothers because if M S.I , stimething sometme else had, we w Jiiti d it. " Marv unexpected turns occurred during the show. At one point, the gyjgyiiice spotted the King (Elvis Presley) ' Tould It he that I was horn things than you? ' ' - Joseph singing to his brothers in ' ' Joseph ' s dreams " fold tl.. taleof Josepli and his 1 nHealous broH rs after tlu-ir father, Jacob, gave J o s I p h a multicolored coat. The gift empowered Joseph with psychic abilities. Although the play was set in biblical times, many audience members identified with certain characters. in Egypt. While they might have expected to see an ordinary-looking pharaoh, what they saw instead left them " all shcwk up " with laughter. The cast ended the show with the " Joseph Megamix, " a nonstop rundown of all the songs with fast-paced choreography and strobe lights Although the performance lasted about an hour and a half, it left an imprint on the minds of the audience ' This dream has got me all shook up, treat me nice and " It was very tell me what It impressive, " meanS. Adam Smith _ phafaoh said. " It was sJngJng jp, j-j g the biggest x and most Song of the King " entertaining show Northwest had seen in a long time. " JOSEPH And Tmk Amazino Techincolor Dreamcoat oe7 ACTIVITIES NORTHWEST by Northwest Week had more events take place than any other before it. Although it rained, there were four days of activities that took r,,. ,. . n, u Photo by Amy Roh place all over campus to raise school spirit. Two new events occurred on Monday: a street dance and the " Northwest Night of Champions, " which celebrated the success of the Northwest athletic teams. On Tuesday, an honors dinner was held. Wednesday, the One America Fair, as well as the Big Man on Campus competition, sponsored by Delta Zeta sorority, took place. Colby Mathews, who was sponsored by Sigma Kappa, won the contest. On Thursday, a carnival was held, and among games and attractions, students could ride a virtual reality machine. Later, 3 PC Suit, formerly known as Distinguished Gentlemen, performed. Also during Northwest Week, Katie Eidson was crowned Tower Queen and Tower Service Awards were handed out, sponsored by Student Senate and Campus Activity Programmers. " I was really pleased with the participation and response that we got from people, " Student Senate President Laura Zech said. Northwest Week gave students and faculty a chance to show their school spirit and have some fun in the process. VARIETY HALLOWEEN by - Many believed Halloween was just for kids, but no one mentioned that to the millions of college kids that dressed up each year. Northwest students were no exception and while many campus-sponsored events took place, there was a new addition to the Halloween menu. The members of Tau Kappa Epsilon held a haunted house at their armex. It was open to the public, and while they believed it was scary enough for high school and college students, they toned it down for young children. " We had different calls to let them know when kids were coming through, so it would not be too scary for them, " TKE President Chris Peasley said. Participants were charged $1 at the door. Proceeds benefited the Special Olympics, which was the TKE ' s philanthropy. " This was the first year, " Peasley said. " So far it had been a really big success. We were looking to make it an annual event. We were definitely going to do this next year. " While many of the events surrounding Halloween were parties, there was one event that made a difference, and always seemed to have a good turnout. Student Senate sponsored The Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City ' s appearance at the University Conference Center and anyone who met the blood center ' s requirements could participate in the charitable event. No matter how you chose to spend Halloween, there were plenty of places to find tricks and treats. OS8 ENTERTAINMENT NIINT OFI.IIIIAUGHS by Night of 1,000 Laughs was an evening of stand up comedy. Melanie Camarcho started the night off with comedy that women a uld relate to. She had a dialogue about how hard it was to date " these days, " which University females could relate to, considering the high female to male ratio. Photo by Jennifer Meyers The audience responded well to Camarcho ' s humor. However, she was graphic at times, and some students did not like that. " She was a little disgusting, " Devon Black said. " It was okay. Some parts were funny. " Some students believed everyone could relate to Camarcho ' s female-related material. " She spoke mostly about women, but men could understand, " Jason Greer said. " She was a sister. I could relate because I am black also. " Pablo Francisco had a more varied dialogue. He also had many sound effects which he executed whenever he thought appropriate. Some students felt that Franciso brought more variety to the stage than Carmarcho. " He was funnier, " Greer said. " All the animation (with his actions and body language) he had made it better. " It was evident from the animated gestures of the audience, and the roaring laughter, that they appreciated the comic relief. Night of 1,000 Laughs was a success with the audience. TELEWISED In L The game between Northwest Missouri State University and Missouri Southern State College provided a chance to promote the MIAA Division II schools when an opportunity to televise the game nationally arose. " Metro Sports, which was a production company in Kansas City, was looking for some local programming and approached the MIAA commissioner ' s office, " Director of Marketing Promotions Ken White said. " They said, ' if you guys helf ed sponsor this we would show one of (the conference) games each week. ' " The Northwest Alumni Foundation sponsored " Big Screen Football Parties " in 12 cities across the country for Northwest ' s game. One of the bigger showings was at the Scorecard in Omaha, Neb., where about 150 enthusiastic alumni congregated to watch the game on four big screen televisions that lined the party-room wall. The parties were not the only way people outside Maryville could see the game via satellite. The St. Louis cable company and other companies broadcasted the game. Athletic Director Jim Redd said. It was broadcasted into about 1 million homes, " Redd said. Metro Sports gave MIAA football some coverage and allowed Bearcat fans across the country who normally could not attend games an oppor- tunity to see the Bearcats in action. Photo tjy Hekii Ftoersch KVKNTS o«9 !l e by Amy Smith The idea behind Greek Week festivities was to help promote Greek unity rather than making it a competition. The Greek Week committee, made up of individuals from all sororities and fraternities on campus, worked hard to find ways for Greeks to unite. This was accomplished by a scavenger hunt and kickball tournament. Many sorority women thought it was a great idea to work with other Greeks. " The scavenger hunt was fun, " Julie Treadman said. " It was great to work with other Greeks instead of competing as one sorority. " Sigma Alpha and Alpha Kappa Lambda swept the canoe race. Delta Chi and Tau Kappa Epsilon capsized and received a first- hand look at Golden Pond. More points were awarded to the organizations for adviser participation in the event. Colby Matthews was one of the individuals who landed in the pond. " It was gross, " Matthews said. " It was moist and squishy in there like a dirty diaper. " competition. Unlike many of the other events, this was a contest between each organization. Members of Sigma Kappa and Sigma Phi Epsilon won those battles. The format of Greek Sing also changed to make it more of a talent showcase. In the past, it had been held with all the groups gathered around the Bell Tow er. In Spring the Greeks performed on the north steps of the Bell Tower with all of the other organizations, making an arch around the steps in order for everyone to hear and see what was going on. The winners of Greek Sing were Alpha Sigma Alpha and TKE. " Greek Sing worked better because it allowed people to see the chapter performing, " Greek Week committee co-chair, Aja Rule said. " People could also see better, it put the chapter performing on a stage so the audience could see them. " Theta Chapter was alive and strong again with more members to provoke a higher level of Greek unity. This chapter was an organization formed just for Greek Week and SIGMA KAPPA MEMBER Jen Boatright, " Hera _, ,,,.. . r- • t_ calls up the next participant for the Greek Sing. , ... ... .■ - ii The Ultimate Frisbee 7«m« Ld M«r« Lr« ««i«rt«ri m nvfir««« «ii was built entirely of enthusiastic Zeus and Hera were selected to oversee all events and provide witty commentary during the Tournament was a new evenXs. Photo by Amy Roh ' continued on page 072 070 STUDENT LIFE COMPLETE WITH HAND motions Holle Spellman and Christina Norman from Delta Zeta compete with their sisters at Greek Sing. Delta Zeta was successful during Greek Week, receiving numerous awards including overall Greek Week philanthropy. Photo by Amy Roh ALPHA GAMMA RHO Josh Wall. " Zeus " announces and entertains tfie crowd at the Greek Sing At the Zeus and Hera tryouts Wall sang to a rubber ducky while he took a bath Photo by Amy Roh SIGMA PHI EPSILON Robert Ashentrop participates in tug-of-war at Greek Week The Alpha Gamma Rhos won the tug-of-war The games were a contest between the fraternities arnJ sororrties and was one of the most popular events of ffie week Ptmto by Sarah Pt}ipps OnCKK WEEK 071 Changes and new events improve ureeK " % continued from page 070 Greeks. Many members enjoyed the chance to get to know other Greeks. " I had a lot of fun, " Dianna Cooke said. " I got to know a lot of other people, and we got away from all of the hassle of preparing for Greek Week and just had a good time. " Throughout the week, Greeks tried to raise an awareness of themselves by donating school supplies to area schools and reading to the children of Headstart and St. Gregory ' s school. The women of Delta Zeta and Sigma Alpha tied for donating the most items and time, and Phi Sigma Kappa won for the frat ernities. The Greek Feast and Olympiad finished off the activities. During the Olympiad, games such as tug-of-war, five- legged race, balloon toss and an obstacle course took place. The week came to a close with more oovwags « , . uii uunulVi The TKEs won awards in every event during Greek Week, and were proud of their accomplishments. " We were impressed with ourselves, " TKE president, Chris Peasly said. " We were proud of what we did and accomplished when we put our minds to it. " Rule thought the week was a huge success. " We tried to do new things and listened to the concerns and needs of all the chapters, " Rule said. " Overall, we tried to make things so each chapter could succeed in different areas. " Greek Week changes were brought about by suggestions from each organization. Rule thought that the changes made Greek Week more successful. " It was very well run, " Rule said. " We had a good committee; they were organized. We kept the interests and needs of all chapters in mind when we made the changes. " The week was successfully brought to a close, leaving sut mt miium ., , . „ . AT THE GREEK SING Tau Kappa Epsilon the awards ceremony, allowmg „ „ his fraternity brothers sing 1950s style music. The TKEs everyone to find out how their earned awards for events such as Greek song, preparations to be underway for Philanthropy, Olympiad, and Banner. Photo by hard work had paid off. A ' y f o the next Greek Week festivities. 072 STUDENT Lire SIGMA SIGMA SIGMA member. Michelle Falcon tries to stay on her leel as she diz ily races to the linish line alter spinning around with her head to a baseball bat The Tn Sigmas won the bat race and beat out the other sororities Ptmto by Amy Roh AFTER SLIDING THROUGH a combination of syrup, snack mix and mustard. Jem Kenyon stops and laughs. The Greek Olympiad had a variety of events including a bat race, tug-of-war. a five legged race and a water balloon race. Photo by Amy Roh Greek Week Awards Order of Omega Awards Outstanding Greek Sponsor: Kenneth Hill, Sigma Phi Epsilon Outstanding Greek organization: sorority-Sigma Sigma Sigma; fratemity-Sigma Phi Ep silon Overall Greek Week Awards Greek Song: Alpha Sigma Alpha Tau Kappa Epsilon Philanthropy: Delta Zeta, Sigma Alpha Phi Sigma Kappa Olympiad: Sigma Sigma Sigma Tau Kappa Epsilon Overall Games: Sigma Kappa Tau Kappa Epsilon Banner: Alpha Sigma Alpha it Tau Kappa Ef silon Overall Creek Games: Alpha Sigma Alpha Tau Kappa Epsilon Individual Results Chariot Races: Delta Zcta Delta Oil Ultimate Frisbee: Sigma Kappa Sigma Phi Epsilon Canoe Race: Sigma Alpha Alpha Kappa Lambda Bat Race: Sigma Sigma Sigma tt Delta Sigma Phi Tug of War: Sigma Alpha Alpha Gamma Rho Five-Legged Race: Sigma Kappa Tau Kappa Epsilon Water Balloon: Sigma Sigma Sigma It Tau Kappa Epsilon Obstacle Cource: Phi Mu It Tau Kappa Epsilon Chalk Draw: Phi Mu Sc Tau Kappa Epsion ORCKK WKKK 073 STUDENTS DANCE AT Luckys, one of the many Maryville bars on a Saturday night. Lucky ' s, formerly the Sports Page, was a popular bar for dancing. Photo by Sarah Phipps AT MURPHY ' S JASON Menefee watches an episode of " South Park, " a popular cartoon on Comedy Central. Every Wednesday Murphy ' s aired " South Park " and had drink specials to attract more students. Photo by Amy Roh 074 STUDENT LIFE iiSlfwdpnts search vilTe. „ . for fiiii ill Finding something to do in Maryville was just about as difficult as finding a parking spot on the Northwest campus, according to some students. The bars were an obvious choice and were a big part of Maryville nightlife. With a variety of bars to choose from, students relied on specials and promotions to decide where to go. Murphy ' s, a small bar on the east side of town, gained customers by showing " South Park " on Wednesday nights and sponsoring drink specials. " The turn out really did not surprise me, " owner Brett White said. " I was just glad to see the students come down to this side of town for a good time. " While the personality at Murphy ' s did change a bit, most bars in Maryville held a steady persona. Students were often faithful to bars they enjoyed. " I liked going to the Outback from time to time for the drink specials, " Michelle Rebal said. A large dance floor drew a crowd to Lucky ' s. " 1 found that Lucky ' s had a good atmosphere to dance in and just get crazy with, " Amy Brensel said. However, going to the bar was not the only thing to do. Many j ( e OF ttie kxal hoi spots. Luc ys. Nk Kemerling prepares to take his turn dunng a game o pod Luckys oftered dafx;ing. pod. and nightty dnnk specials to stay competitive students found other ways to with other t}ars in Maryville Photo by Jason Myers MANTVII.I.K NiONT Lire OTS by Jim DuvieH entertain themselves. " Sometimes we would just get a bunch of friends together and have a movie night, " Tina Kehr said. " It was cool to do something besides the bar, and who else could say they had seen ' Weekend at Bemie ' s ' 23 times? " Card games were another way students filled their evening hours. " Besides drinking games, I loved playing spades and speed with friends, " Brooke Bartels said. There was also bowling at Bearcat Lanes. Many students found it to be a good stress reliever. No matter what type of entertainment was desired, Maryville could accommodate. Whether it was bar hopping, kncKking down a few pins or just hanging out and watching movies, Maryville had it. And studying was also an option. Coordinator ' s planning makes The Saturday of graduation was different than any other during the school year. The halls were empty and the Union was closed, yet campus was as crowded as it was on the first day of class. However, the only students seen were those walking a straight line down the hall of Lamkin Activity Center into Bearcat Arena, black gowns and tassels swishing all the way. The nervousness and excitement showed on all the faces as they walked past their families and professors toward the hundreds of empty seats reserved for them, and the 537 diplomas that awaited them on the stage. The stage was set up and filled with administrators and distinguished speakers. Each of the 3,630 seats had been perfectly lined-up; a program sat on each. While the graduates arrived at commencement. Commencement Coordinator Janice Childers, and several others already had been there for hours preparing for the ceremony. " I got there at about 6 p.m. to wait for the florists and the organ CORPORATE WELLNESS MAJOR Brenda Fletcher receives her bachelor ' s degree cum laude from Ron De Young, dean of the College of Professional and Applied Studies. There to arrive, " Childers said. " But were about 537 graduation candidates present for the ceremony. Photo by my Wo j by Jackie Tegen the grounds crew was there much earlier to make sure the stage was set up and the chairs were lined nicely. They also made sure the campus itself looked beautiful for the graduates and their families. " After the ceremony, the commencement committee made sure the reception on the fine arts lawn was ready for the graduates and their families. " It was like being in a wedding or like the end of a journey, " Childers said. " We wanted to make sure it was a wonderful memory for the students. " Months of preparations made commencement a special ceremony for graduates and their friends and families. more coverai H 076 ACAOCMIC THE UNIVERSITY WIND Symphony performs ' Academic Procession Marcti ' as graduates proceed into the arena. Al Sergei conducted the Wir d Symphony throughout the graduation exercises Photo by Amy Roh RELATIVES AND FRIENDS of Northwest graduates watch a live broadcast of the ceremony in Charles Johnson Theater. Graduates could only invite four people because of limited seating Photoby Sarah Phipps EXCITEMENT IS EVIDENT on Sarah Lunds and Corey Pnest ' s faces as tfiey enter the arena. Lund recerved a degree in pre-professtonal zoology arxl Pnest received a degree in pre- professiofwl biology Photo by Amy Roh ORADUATION OT7 ,t ' ' W ' ' " M 1: i:imM The Northwest Softball team celebrate»«fle r winniog a 1 9-inning game against Missouri Western State College 4-3. The wlrf amed Coach PamKnoMherl 00th. collegWlewjj fiiato by Amy Roh AFTER COMPLETING HIS painting, Brian Cornelius runs it through the press. Cornelius, an art major, cross country and track runner learned to manage his time between completing art projects and attending two practices a day. Photo by Amy Roh THE CREATIVE PROCESS is not spoiled by the intensity of cross country training. Brian Cornelius, an academic Ail-American, finished 7th in the t lAA in 1 997. Photo by Amy Roh EDUCATION MAJOR SUE-ann Zeiger helps Haley Pypes and Anthony Groumoutis at Horace Mann Laboratory School. Zieger was a student teacher at Horace Mann and first baseman for the Bearcat Softball team. Photo by Amy Roh 080 SPORTS FKATURK il ' J r lost often, athlete; captured the spotlight on their respective playing fields. They were judged by athletic performance on game days. W hat most did not realize was that athletes at Northwest had lives apart from sports. Athletes still had to attend classes and complete class work on top of their athletic commitments. The University policy stated that any involvement in a University-sponsored event allowed that student to be excused from class when need be. Although teachers preferred that the athletes not miss their class, they understood the need to be flexible when it came to athletes and their schedules. Football player Ryan George said team members tried to plan ahead so they would miss as few classes as possible. " When we first signed up for classes, we were not supposed to take any classes past 2 p.m., unless it was absolutely necessary, " George said. " By doing that we freed ourselves up to leave for away games without missing our classes. " Although George tried to attend all his classes, it was not always possible. " I tried to go to as much class as I possibly could, but there were times when you could not help it, " George said. " When situations came up and we knew we would not be able to make it, we were supposed to contact our professors and let them know. If there was still a problem, then we had the coaches talk to " During the SPRING (baseball) season, i found myself missing class two times a week, but it was even more when we went on road trips, " Todd Heinz SAID. them. Balancing. BY BRAD BRENTLINCER r orts Time management might have been a struggle for some, but the University policy and understanding instructors helped athletes stay on top of their academic careers and their sports. Balancino Sports and Studies oat MANY SIGNS SHOWED the appreciation for ESPN2 ' s broadcast of the Divison II National Championship game. Over 3,000 fans went to Florence, Ala., to see the Bearcats win the championship. Photo by Amy Roh M M rtarfU AS DEREK LANE reaches the end 2one. Chad Thompson and Andy Erpelding celebrate the Bearcats first touchdown. Playing with an Injured shoulder. Larw ran lor 79 yards on 18 cames Ptmto by Amy Roh A fter fighting tough opponents all season, the Bearcats traveled to Florence, Ala., to play Carson-Newman by Brad BrentI College for the NCAA Division II National Championship. Safety Frank Taylor hoped the championship game would bring Maryville some recognition. " Everyone wanted to pick it up for the game, " Taylor said . " No one ever really seemed to know about Maryville, and we just wanted to put it on the map. " With rain pouring down on approximately 3300 fans, the Bearcats began the first quarter and showed signs of early jitters. Neither team managed any points until the second quarter. Later, when the Bearcats were forced to punt the ball, Jeff LeBlanc kicked it downfield, where it rested on the 5-yard line. Carson-Newman ' s Ques Rumph picked up the ball and ran downfield. After 20 yards, he was smashed by Bearcat strong safety David Carlson, causing a fumble recovered by outside linebacker Joe Quinlan. The offensive team wasted little time. Quarterback Chris Greisen hit receiver J.R. Hill for a 14-yard gain. Running back Derek Lane finished it off by running 8 yards into the end zone, giving the Bearcats a 7-6 lead. When soggy weather became a factor, the Bearcat defense shut out Carson-Newman for the rest of the half, giving the Bearcats a 17-6 lead at halftime. In the second half, Carson-Newman found themselves further behind as the rain continued to pour at Braly Municipal Stadium. With 10:11 left in the game, Greisen and the offense stretched the lead, making the score 24-6. The rest of the game was a battle for the Eagles. When the final whistle blew. Bearcat fans surged onto the field to congratulate their football team on an outstanding performance. Defensive end Adam Horn hoped the national championship would help bridge the gap between the college and Maryville residents. " It was hard to put into words exactly what we had accomplished, but I thought we found the way to bring together both the students and the townspeople, " Horn said. AFTER THE BEARCATS 24-6 victory The win gave the Bearcats a perfect 1 5-0 season, the first over Carson-Newman College. comerback Twan Young celebrates team ever to do so in NCAA Division II fw tball. The win gave the Bearcats the national chanr p«ooship Photo by Jsson Myers IIP 083 T I he B m S m wf BY BR M3 BRENTLINGER he Bearcats entered the playoffs with home-field advantage and performances of recent games suggested they could go all the way. With one week to prepare, the Bearcats hosted the University of Nebraska-Omaha. The Bearcats scored with a 78-yard drive on their first offensive possession. Although UNO scored on the next possession, the Bearcats scored again when wide receiver Tony Miles caught a pass from qaurterback Chris Greisen and ran 29 yards for a touchdown. Wide receiver Ryan George and Greisen later connected on an 11 -yard pass. The Bearcats won the game 28-14. Ghosts of playoffs past haunted the Bearcats as they prepared to host University of Northern Colorado. The Bears took the Bearcats out of the 1996 and 1997 playoffs. " Ever since last year ' s loss, we knew that if we could get past Northern Colorado that we could go real far in the playoffs, " Greisen said. The Bearcats trailed late in the second quarter. Turnovers cost the Bears when they were intercepted by defensive tackle Aaron Becker. A return by Becker to the Bears ' 30-yard line allowed a Bearcat touchdown. Three more touchdowns secured the 42-17 win. One game away from the national championship game, head coach Mel Tjeerdsma was confident in his team as it prepared to play Texas A M University-Kingsville. " The reason for this team ' s success was that they had evolved, " Tjeerdsma said. " They became more of a family, and, as the season had gone on, cared more and more about one another. " The Bearcats fell behind during the first half, but stayed focused. Greisen unloaded a 65-yard pass to wide receiver Willie Cohen, to put Northwest back ahead. Wide receiver Tony Miles later added one of his three touchdowns before the half. Wide receiver Seneca Holmes and outstanding special teams play helped the Bearcat cause when Holmes blocked a punt recovered in the end zone by comerback Twan Young for a touchdown. Northwest led 28-1 7 at halftime. Two more Kingsville touchdowns could not stop feriKious Bearcat play, highlighted by 14 and 86 yard touchdown passes of Miles and Greisen The 49-34 win sent the Bearcats and their fans in cars, buses and airplanes to Florence, Ala., to face Carson-Newman Ct)llege in their final showdown. 084 Sports WIDE RECEIVER TONY Miles waits to catch quarterback Chris Greisen ' s pass. The 42- 1 7 win against University of Northern Colorado allowed the Bearcats to continue in the playoHs. Photo by Sarah Phipps FANS RUSHED THE field to tear down the goalposts after the Bearcats won the final playoff game 49-34 against Texas A M University- Kingsville. One of the posts was earned to Golden Pond, while the other was carried to the World Famous Outback and cut into souvenir pieces. Photo by Jason Myers THE NORTHWEST DEFENSIVE puts pressure on University of Northern Colorado ' s quarterback Corte McGuffey The defense sacked McGufley OfKe and intercepted four of his passes. Photo by Sarah Phipps Football PLAVorrs OSS D ■ Bearcat football fans witnessed the most exciting season in Northwest history when the team finished 15-0. This was the Bearcat ' s second consecutive undefeated regular season. -brad Brentlinger On four different occasions, the Bearcats scored 50 or more points in a game. Head coach Mel Tjeerdsma was pleased with his team ' s performance against opponents, even the ones that were not having an exceptional year. " When we played Missouri-Rolla, we knew that they had been struggling, and that could have often caused a mental letdown, but this team played strong, and they always played as a team, " Tjeerdsma said. At the memorable game against Emporia State University, the Bearcats set a new school record for points in a game with 69. Tjeerdsma gained his 100th career win, and the win gave the Bearcats their third straight MIAA Championship. One of the biggest turnouts all season, 7,700 fans were on hand to watch the Bearcats tame rival Pittsburg State University with a 23-18 victory. The big play came in the fourth quarter when defensive back Charlie Pugh returned a kick off 99 yards for a touchdown. With about a minute left in the game, Tjeerdsma opted to give up a safety and play a game of field position, forcing the Gorillas to go 80 yards with no time-outs left. The defense stopped the Gorillas final threat. When the Bearcats took on Truman State University, quarterback Chris Greisen broke open the Northwest record book as he eclipsed last year ' s single season passing record that he set himself. Special teams killed the Bulldogs chances as they fumbled the punt snap and blocked another later in the game. The Bearcats came away with 41-7 victory. Running back Kyle Sharp said the excellent team chemistry came from the senior leadership. " This year ' s group of seniors really showed leadership, and, by the end of the season, we were all playing on the same page, " Sharp said. With the regular season complete, the Bearcats prepared for the playoffs. Although they were perfect for 1 1 regular- S THE WAYNE State defense falls ' o r o around him, wide receiver Tony Miles continues down the field. The Bearcats destroyed Wayne State 51 -2. Photoby Amy Roh season games, the best of the Bearcats was yet to come. ose spomts RUNNING BACK DEREK Lane rushes past Wayne State defenders Lane went on to rush 110 yards, helping the Bearcats secure their second win of the season. Photo by Jason Myers Conference Games Midwestern State ayne State issouri Southern 55-16 51-2 ■IB 2) W Missouri Western State College 45-32 .hbiirn U:. ._: . :; 38-31 iivt ' .-.ity ot Missouri-Rolla 49-6 outhwest Baptist 41-7 ittsburg State University 23-18 antral Missoun State Umveisity 34-2f ruman State University rnporia . verall conference record 57-12 69-33 11-0 jr .8f ' B 551 Ji t " 5? 31. l - 7? • SL- 19y IsVz Pr S S8 ' fSr 79r ?? rtj? BBrBB rfP r rj tllt- Or 7 3. rSSfil Schneider, graduate assistant Will Wagner Roster: C Pugh. S. Holmes. B Sutton. J Oumim, JR. Hill. G Wayr e. A Crow. S Courier. W Cohen. T Miles. C Greisen, J McMenamm. B. Thompson. A Tirrvnerman. A. Cowherd. C Burke. D. Pumell. J Nally. B J SobczyK. T Young. C Hurd. T Warren. K. Abdullah. R Miller. M Smith, Janten. A Crowe. Z Dahlgren. Lane, T Myers. F Tayior. G Bonnett. W Vacek. E Fnednch. G Sutton. J LeBtanc. K Stewart. P. Seemarw, J Gassman. W Simmoos. T Wootsey. D. Carlson. T. Sly. M Felton. B. Wifliams. L Wilson. S Coppinger. D Becker, A Becker. J Glab. D DoH. A Erpeting. K Pavtich. J Knutton. B Cook. J Tyler.W Ragar. J Beeck. J Roesslein. J Eilers. S Wriderr ess. P Glonoso. A Smith. C Thompson. B Baker. G Goudge, A Tuttle. C Stumpenhaus, S Wand. M Williams. D Luellen, R George. C Biakley. M Maus. C Bodenhausen. J James. T J Sct necklotti. M Stewart. A. Buckwalter. J One. S Comer. B Scheru. A Horn. C SidweH. M Voge. M SurKterman. T. Cimntano. C. Smi»i, B Stmpson itKaut.Aii Season roormALX. oa7 AS THE CROWD roars and the players present the trophies for their undefeated season, Brian Sutton cheers with them. Sutton was one of the four team captains, along with Chris Greisen, Aaron Crowe and Steve Coppinger. Photo by Valerie Mossman DURING CELEBRATION WEEKEND, the Bearcats gave fans the opportunity to receive their favorite players autographs. Punter Jeff LeBlanc signed a football for a fan. Photo by Amy Rah 088 SPORTS T ■ he he weekend of Jan. 30 gave l)earcat fcxitball fans the chance to celebrate the team and its season of accomplishments. Saturday ' s events began with an autograph session for players .mdcoachesat Bearcat Arena. by Brad Brentlinger St. Joseph, Mo., residents Jeff Tcxdd and his son Chris came to many of the football games and were pleased with the turnout at the autograph session. " This was great because it really tied the community and the school together, " Jeff said. Mayor Bridget Brown made an appearance and gave a city proclamation at halftime of the women ' s basketball game. She also presented quarterback Chris Greisen with a gift for head coach Mel Tjeerdsma — a street sign bearing " Tjeerdsma St., " to be hung in Maryville. Next, the championship trophies were presented at halftime of the men ' s game. Sunday ' s celebration began with an award ceremony at Bearcat Arena. Those in attendance heard a special rendition of the Lynyrd Skynyrd hit " Sweet Home Alabama, " with lyrics rewritten by cheerleading coach John Yates. Director of Athletics Jim Redd spoke and showed a highlight film recapping memorable footage from every game. When Tjeerdsma addressed the crowd, he said the events were a success because Maryville was a small community. " What made this such a big story was many of our supporters and fans personally knew these kids, " Tjeerdsma said. " They worked with them and became friends and, in a way, really felt as if they had become a part of the team. " As the weekend concluded, the fans and the players were able to appreciate what the football team had done for the school and the entire Northwest DURING HALFTIME. DIRECTOR of Athletics Jim Redd presents coach Mel Tjeerdsma with the Coach of the Year award This was Tjeerdsmas first national commumty. at k rttlwest. Photo by Amy Roh FOOTBALL CKLKBIIATION OC Conference Games Truman State University 1-3,0- Pittsburg State University Missouri Southern 3-2. 3- Southwest Baptist 3-1,4 Central IVlissouri State University 0-3, 1 Emporia State 3-2. 0-31 Missouri Western State College 2-3. 1 Washburn University 2-3. . - Overall MIAA Conference Record Overall Record 21-1 ' " Jf r MIDDLE HITTER ABBY Williams sets the ball during a match against Pittsburg State University in Bearcat Arena. Williams had 35 assists during the match, helping the Bearcats win 15-5, 15-5 and 15-7. Photo by Sarah Phipps V r-; " --- • ; •tti kx »4U «s MJfeGrdMue. AkbiJcum rman. Lindsay HstX And Ka«te Thompson. Back Row: Asst. Coach Pam Knox, Graduate Assistant Carrie Lundy, Abbie Wilmes, Marissa Paul, Sarah Lafiore, Shannon Ross, Jennifer Monson, Julie Brophy. Jill Ouast and Head Coach Sara Pelster. 090 SPORTS —A 5 5? " Im: m w the Bearcat volleyball squad entered competition last fall, their opponents saw jf ' BY Matthew Pearl an inexperienced group of players. What no one could predict at that time was the intense leadership that would come from the squad of primarily first and second year players. " Sophomores had been the mainstay of this team, " coach Sarah Pelster said. " I was very pleased with their progress. " The Bearcats were picked to finish seventh in the MIAA preseason poll, which motivated the team to rally for a final ranking in fifth place — three better than the season before. " We set high goals, " Pelster said. " After finishing eighth in conference last season, it was a big jump to finish in fifth. " Moving up in the MIAA, a conference which seemed to perennially send a contender to the national tournament, was no small task, according to Pelster. Especially when the team ' s injuries were taken into account. " Injuries were a big factor all season, " Pelster said. The team presevered in spite of the number of players that continued to miss games. " We had to move some players to different positions, " Pelster said. Injuries kept the team from hitting a true peak for the season, but a definite high |X)int was the group ' s performance in its four tournaments. The Bearcats won the Huntsville, Ala., tournament and went on to finish 3-1 at Montevallo, Ala. The squad later went 3-1 in the Drury College and Simpson College tournaments. The team ' s goals for the next season included first and foremost a run for the national tournament. " We wanted most to be playing somewhere in December next season, " Pelster said. " We Got the opportunity to play several tough teams in a short amount of TIME, " Jill Quast SAID. " It gave us A CHANCE TO IN MIDAIR. JIU. Ouast prepares to spike the ball to her Washburn University opporwnts Atttwugh the Bearcats came close to winning every game Washtxim won 3-0. Ptwto by AmyRoh PERFORM VERY WELL. " VOl.l.KTaAI.L 091 Bearcat Distance Classic i Third place Dana College Open First place jt ; . ' Ur-iversitv of Nebraska-Lincoln IBPI I iSF First f »— , , Roy Giac Invitational I Eighth place Emporia State Invitational First plac All Mo.- ' B ' . ' - s Championship First placf MIAA Championship Second plac Great Lakes Regionals First plac f. !iship ! ! i!!iesnth plac AT THE TEAM ' S only home meet of the season, Bryan Thornburg tries to pass a runner from Washington Uni- versity. The men ' s team placed third overall in the Bearcat Distance Clas- sic. Photo by Amy Roh AT THE MIAA conference championships in Pittsburg, Kan., Bryce Good comforts Brian Cornelius after the race. Cornelius finished 14th. Photo by Sarah Phipps ■f .:- ' ' 3-- .. ' . fi pd. O y Parke, Donilc X 1 1, IsJto bail Bryan Riornburg. Joshua MCMafwn, F-.v. : ;ii, dW |3 . O y Parke, Donilcf l JoTOsdh, KJto bail Bryanniorntiurg. Joshua r Clay Cox and Jimmy Rambur. Back Row: Coach Richard » Alsup. Randy McCleary, Joshua Heihn, Ryan Brocksmith, Robby Lane, Craig Robertson, Brian Hula, Mike Ostreko, Bruce Dunlap, Matt DiPretore and Brian Cornelius. 092 SPORTS T ■he men ' s cross country team capped off an impressive seastw " I THINK THE TEAM with J 13th place finish at the national meet in Lawrence, Kan. " That would have not been ptwsible without the teamwork and group effort that was put in by the team, " Brian Cornelius said. RAN HARD, AND THE YOUNG RUNNERS GOT THE " Without the group effort, we would never have stood a chance. ' The road to nahonais was not an easy one for the Bearcats. They EXPERIENCE TH AT began with a third place finish at the Bearcat Distance Classic. While the team did not run as well as it had hoped, the group did not let it COULD ONLY HELP THEM NEXT ruin its focus going into the Dana College Open. The Bearcats won the open and placed all five top runners in the upper 10 places. ' CJ K I A N " 1 think we ran really well in Dana, " coach Rich Alsup said. " We CORNELIUS SAI D. improved on all of the problems from the distance classic and prepared ourselves for the rest of the season. " The men continued winning by placing first in the small college division of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln meet. They placed first out of 1 6 teams with a score of 74 points. The Bearcats then went to the Roy Giac InvitaHonal in Minnesota and managed an eighth place finish out of 33 teams with Robby Lane finishing 13th overall. The Bearcats continued by winning the Emporia State Invitational and the All Missouri Border States Championship in St. Louis. Both meets helped the team prepare for the MIAA conference meet. " We ran well at conference and came close to bearing Central Missouri (State University), " Cornelius said. " Close was not winning the meet however, and it sfill hurt us to come so close to winning but not win. " The Bearcats took that frustration out at the regional cross country meet and dominated the competition and placed first. With this victory, the team qualified for the national meet. The Bearcats finished with 31 1 points and finished above all of their MIAA conference rivals. BY Derek McDermott Men ' s cross Country 093 T ■he Bearcats ran with their opponents stride for stride during the cross country season. While the Bearcat women did not qualify for nationals, they made large strides in building a stronger team. Head coach Vicki Wooton felt the season went well overall considering the youth of the team. " We lost four out of the five top runners from last year ' s squad, " Wooton said. " With the young runners that jumped up into the top five this season, I felt we performed well. " The team showed they had learned from the Bearcat Distance Classic by going all out the next week at the Dana College Open, finishing 36 points in front of second place Dana with a score of 17 points. The Bearcats ran the next week at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Open and placed sixth overall in the small college division with several girls placing in the top 10. The Bearcats followed up the Lincoln meet with two consecutive second place finishes at the Doane College Open and the Iowa State Memorial Classic in the small colleges division. " The team ran well at both meets, and I thought they primed themselves for the upcoming conference meet, which was the toughest of the year, " Borgstadt said. While the Bearcat girls did not win the conference title, they were only 10 points behind number one and finished in fourth place. Perennial powerhouse Missouri Southern won the meet with Truman State University, Pittsburg State University, and Northwest finishing right behind them. " We ran well at conference overall as a team, " Wooton said. " All of the conference teams were young, so it was a real test for the future. " The Bearcats went into regionals and finished above conference rival Truman State and only nine points behind Missouri Southern. With the sixth place finish at the regional meet, the Bearcats hoped to be a much improved team next season. " With the BEARCAT Classic, I THINK THE TEAM GOT A REAL TASTE OF WHERE WE WERE SO FAR IN the season, and what we needed to work on for the rest of the season, " lindsey Borgstadt said. 094 Sports BY DEREK MCDERMOTT «- P p i AT THE MIAA conference championship in Pittsburg, Kan., Amber Martin keeps the pace of competing runners. Martin placed 20th at the race, one seco nd behind teammate Rebecca Glassel. Photo by Jason Myers RUNNING SIDE BY side at the MIAA Championship in Pittsburg, Kan., Rebecca Glassel and Sarah Hundrup finished 19 and 25. Overall the Bearcats finished fourth with a team time of 19:39. Photo by Sarah Phipps T earcat Distance Classic Third place ana College Open First place Jniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln S xth place oane College Invitational Second place mporia State Invitational First place owa State Memorial Classic Second place lAA Championships Fourth place reat Lakes Regional Siy Fiont RojM|AaA;;Gp4gim ScartBpogh. KaBcLrM.lbBySrt Anc Borgstadt. Sarah Har drup arvj Ret ecca Glassel Women ' s Cwosm Countmy 0«8 St. Mary ' s of Leavenworth William Jewell College Univeisity of Kanas Club Drake University Missouri Southern 4-2, 3-2 University of Nebraska-Lincoln 3-2 Third place 6 S BHSS:. " 0-2 5-2 0-2 10-2, 1-0 NIRSA Tournament Overall Record MIDFIELDER MELISSA COLE struggles to retain possession of the ball during a match against Missouri Southern . Northwest won the match by scoring in the 89th and 90th minutes of play. The final outcome of the match was 4-2. Photo by Sarah Phipps NORTHWEST SOCCER CLUB player Erin Wallace attempts to steal the ball from a University of Nebraska- Lincoln player. Northwest beat UNL, 3- 2, finishing their season with the winning record of 6-2. Photo by Jason Myers I Row: Jennifer Kimise. Katy Adams. MeliMa Simon. SU)a n BoaiKeJL Kathe R Leach.f pielle Skunders, grin Malone, Jarusha Sluss and Liz Nowiszewski. Row 2: Lexi Isaacson, Jennifer Hayes. Monica Kepler, Katie DeHardt, Jennifer Egger, Jessica Tesmer and Nicole Pebley. Back Row: Dr. Greg Roper, Lindsay Jones, Kelly Coffee, Natalie Shepard. Katie Smith. Amy Weekly. Melissa Cole. Jennifer Heath, Laura Hampton, Andrea Sacco and Dave DiBernardo. •t ' £.tr ' ■ 1 ■r ' tl - i ' VKr ' . ■■•v ' ' - ■ Jgayaoi ' ' A - ?» ..larr r t. .T.i. ' f -vt rr-.- ' - ■■ ■ «; »• -rt • 096 Sports F ■ ini! lishing third at the national soccer meet in Georgia was a great ending for the Bearcat soccer season. They finished behind two Division I powerhouses, Florida State University and Colorado State University. BY Derek McDermott THOUGHT THE While the squad was not yet a varsity team, they would officially yc-Afvi LEARNED A become a varsity sport in 1999. However, that did not stop the Bearcats from having a great season. The Bearcats ended the season LOT FROM THE FIRST GAME TO with a 6-2 record overall. ThewomenstartedoutwithalosslotheSt.Mary ' sofLeavenworth THE SECOND, " but bounced back with a 5-2 victory over William Jewell College. ■ ....r ,-.. i ■ ' ° l_l NDSAY JON ES The Bearcats, however, lost the next game to a tough University of Kansas squad. The loss did not declaw the Bearcats as it battled back SAID. " We PLAYED A LOT MORE AS A WITH SO MUCH SELFISHNESS. ' •«3 to win the rest of the matches for the season. The girls put all doubts to rest going into a double header with TEAM AND NOT Missouri Southern. The two matches gave the Bearcats the momentum needed for the rest of the season. " I loved winning the games against Missouri Southern, " Lindsay Jones said. " Missouri Southern was a dirty and aggressive team who made us earn t he victories and helped us to improve. " With two more quick victories, the Bearcats finished the regular season with a 6-2 record and a trip to the national soccer meet in Georgia. The Bearcats went into nationals with a will to win and performed well, making it into the semi-finals before being ousted by Florida State and Colorado State. " The national meet was huge for us, " Katherine Leach said. " I thought it would be a great experience for when we started conference play next season. " The experiences of the season and high placing finish at tf e national tourruiment proved the women ' s soccer club was ready for varsity status. WOMEN ' SOCCER 097 I ntramural sports allowed competition among students. The intramural schedule kicked off with softball, which was previously played in spring. " I was really glad they finally BY Ted Place moved softball to the fall, " Aaron Hunderdosse said. " It seemed like every spring we would only play one or two games because of the weather; now we could play every week. " Once softball concluded, the focus was turned to the flag football championship. The men of Sigma Phi Epsilon were in the winner ' s circle with Ep Yours, their championship team. The women of Alpha Sigma Alpha squeezed victory from the Sigma Kappas. A trophy also went to the Diamond Cutters, who dominated the independent men ' s intramural scene. Next up was the tradition of tug-o-war in the form of the Battle of the Beef competition. Fraternity and sorority members watched the men of Alpha Gamma Rho and the women of Sigma Kappa each take home a championship. The Sig Eps and Sigma Kappas displayed their intramural dominance in wallyball by winning a championship a piece, while the Falcons, a male and female team won the independent division. The Schick 3-on-3 basketball tournament was held with the independent men ' s team, the Pritchett ' s Mules, and an independent women ' s team. Alpha Sigma Kappa, taking home the titles. Spring determined overall intramural supremacy with events like the free throw contest, the spot shot contest, co-recreational 2-on-2 basketball and 5-on-5 basketball. Other events included spades, table tennis, volleyball, racquetball and the intramural golf meet to be held ° IN INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL Justin Beeck and Andy . Erpeding compete against other students. Intramurals gave at the Mozmgo golf course. students who did not play in official sports a chance to compete with other students. Photo by Heather Epperly I HUKyM 09S SPORTS SIGMA SIGMA SIGMA members Anna Jordan and Pam Lerch compete against other students in ttie annual Battle of the Beet competition. Intramurals provided a chance lor students to interact outside the classroom Photo by Heidi Floersch AS THE SUN sets in the west, students continue to play intramural tennis. Northwest offered tennis doubles in the fall. Photo by Heidi Floersch niUcimurai 3c 3-on-3 Schick Basketball Men-Jonathan Cixik Men s-Pritchelt ' s Mules Sorority-Pamela Lerch. Jeanne Women ' s-Alpha Sigma Kappa Sibbersen. Sigma Sigma Sigma; Kristen Wheeler. Sigma Kappa Co-ed 2-on-2 Basketball Women-Sara Bunch Thompson Mason Punt Pass Kick Walleyball Men-Brain Siridcr Fralernity-Sigma Phi Epsilon Women-Jenny Vidaeak Sororily-Sigma Kappa Co-Rec-Falcons Tennis Doubles Fraternity-Ryan Dold Brandon Swim Meet Mattys Fratemity-Alpha Kappa Men-Dallas Ackerman Mike lambda Lock Sororily-Dcita Zela Sorority-Jenny Fahlstn m Kerry Tankeslcy Pickle Ball Fraternity-Ryan VkM Homerun Hitting Contest Sorority-Jill Roasa Men Mike (ireywald Woinen-Staccy Tninurc and Battle of the Beef Maria Hayes Fraternity -.Alpha Cianima Rho Sorority-Sigma Kappa Softball Women-Sigma Kappa New Fratemlty-IX " Nationals McmhcfN 1 Men-Oimond Cutlers Sorority-Sphinicrkicker Cross Country Women-Carp 2 Fralemit JuMin Hngelhardt INTRAMURALS 099 to face the Central Missouri State University Mules. Northwest had beaten the Mules in Warrensburg just 12 days before and was ready to face a vengeful team. By intermission. Northwest held the lead 40-33, but with 50.8 seconds left in the game, Chris Glasper ' s hot hand gave CMSU a 75-72 lead. Just seconds later, Glasper was in a key situation. He missed the second of two free throws, giving the ball back to Northwest. With under 10 seconds left, Maurice Huff dribbled the length of the court and drew a foul. With seven more cnwaijg s conTerence ampionsnip BY ERIC Davis seconds left and a two point deficit, the Bearcats ' chances of victory were slim. After Huff missed on his second foul shot, LeVant Williams acted quickly on a rebound. The crowd watched in anticipation as he leaped and tipped the ball into the basket to tie the game at 80. With an excited crowd and a rejuvenated spirit. Northwest entered overtime. Freshman point guard Ke ' Lan Mitchell entered the game and contributed four points, two steals and a rebound. " Even though he did not have a lot of experience, Ke ' Lan was one of our best defenders, " head coach Steve Tappmeyer said. " When a lot of the guys were tired, he gave the team an emotional boost. " After outscoring CMSU by 10 points in overtime. Northwest won the game 97-87. The game was highlighted by Huff ' s 29 points and Williams ' 20. " It was a very good win, " Tappmeyer said. " It gave the team a lot of confidence. " After beating Washburn College at Washburn 69-66 and Missouri Western State College 82-74, the " i was very pleased with the season, " head coach steve Tappmeyer said. " We were very close to the national tournament. " NORTHWESTS CUFF HUGHES Bearcats went to Kirksville to attempts a jump shot during a first round game against Graceland College at the Ryland Mllner Classic, fight the Truman State jhe Bearcats won the game, giving head coach Steve Tappmeyer his •ronliniu ' d to puffe 103 165th win. Photoby Jason Myers too Sports Conference Games 79-82 64-50 incoln University 78-86, 89-81 issouri Western Slate College 77-79, 66-78 entral MiS ' sOun Stale Dc H9 Pittsburg State University 56-82 fveidll MIAA Con cier ce Recoid 8-8 Ivpralt MIAA Toumciment Recoid 2-1 LEADING REBOUNDER MATT Redd pulls down a rebound for another chance to score for the Bearcats. The 70-62 victory over the Benedictine College Ravens opened the Bearcats ' season. Photo by Amy Roh Front Row: K«e«rn Piestor. Mik Modey, Phil Simpeon, Mautfce Hj«. Jo« Pr nt». OPHughes trd Ke LenMilchel. Back Ro«r Marcus Gionn. Matt R«dd. LeVam WiiNamc, Chns Borchers. Leonard Fields. Jason Bass and Tarytl Franklin. Mkn ' s Babketbali. 101 WITH ONLY ONE second on the timeclock, head coach Steve Tappmeyer gives his players instructions. The Bearcats lost the game, 72-68. Photo by Sarah Phipps NORTHWEST CHEERLEADERS ENCOURAGE the crowd to make noise A busload of fans drove to Truman Stale University to cheer on the Bearcats. Photo by Sara h Phipps 102 Sports 6 continueti from pufif HM University Bulldogs for the MI AA championship. Senior forward Matt Redd thought the hard vork had paid off. " We battled hard all year, " Redd said. " Things started coming together at the end. " Truman was known for running a complex offense and executing their plays well. Forward Corey Parker was Truman ' s leading scorer, playing a physical, hard-nosed style of basketball. " We tried to defend him with different pet ple, " Tappmeyer said. " When he got the ball, we rotated over to help. " Inspired by a rowdy crowd, Truman came out firing all cylinders. Their guards penetrated Northwest ' s defense. When the defense collapsed to the ball, the Bulldogs passed to Parker, giving him of)en shots. After falling behind early. Northwest regained composure and led for much of the first half. In the second half, Truman came out with a vengeance. With the score tied at 68, Huff fouled Jason Reinsberg with one second left. Reinsburg made both free-throws to give Truman a 70- 68 lead. The Bearcats threw a pass to Williams in desperation, but it was intercepted by Truman ' s defense, stomping out Northwest ' s chances at a conference championship. In the locker room, Tappmeyer reaffirmed his pride in his team. CiiailipiUil5iii|J " I told our players, ' I have not been any prouder of a team that won " We had hard- core FANS THAT a game, ' " Tappmeyer said. " 1 thought their effort was great and we had six seniors on this team that did not want to quit playing. You STUCK WITH IT had tolove what they did for our program and what they meant to FROM BEGINNING us. You hated to sit there and see how bad thev were h urt. " TO END, BUT THE NORTHWESTS TARYLL The the team did not win a FRANKLIN |ust clears the outreached _.._.— .| _. _..pp_„_ arms of a Truman Slate University conference championship, but opponent Northwest lost tt e MIAA championship game 68-70. The :;iirKPn " MAiiRir P Bearcats made 26 7 percent o« their won the respect of Tappmeyer, =su«-r c.u, mMunn-.c. field goals attempts in the second half. Photo by Sarah Ph )ps a tough critic. HUFF SAID. MEN ' S BASNCTSALl. 1 03 I BY Scott Summers Ull UU ' IIUIVI f one game could have summed up the women ' s basketball season, it would have been the loss to rival Central Missouri State University. The Bearcats exploded to a big lead early over the Mules but allowed CMSU to work its way back into the contest and eventually steal another potential victory from the paws of the Bearcats. Winstead said he was disappointed with the way things went for the Bearcats during the season but understood it was not for lack of effort by his players or the coaching staff. " I was a little disappointed in the season because I thought probably by midseason we would gel, " head coach Wayne Winstead said. " I thought we played hard, but we just never did get to that point we thought we would reach. " Junior forward Brandi Grigsby-Shannon said she was disappointed that the team did not make the MIAA tournament. " I really felt like we should have made it into the tournament, " Grigsby-Shannon said. " We lost some games we should have won. I felt like we were a better team than we showed. " The team had no seniors. Winstead believed that would help the team next season since all the players would remain together. Winstead said the experience the younger players gained should have prepared them for future MIAA competition. Grigsby-Shannon agreed that the added experience of the season should have been a big asset for next year but said the team still needed to improve in many facets of the game. " I thought experience helped any situation, " Grigsby-Shannon said. " We needed to improve individually. We also needed to concentrate on playing for 40 " i hoped the opposition remembered we always came to win, " head coach Wayne Winstead SAID. " We were NOT AN AUTOMATIC (LOSS), even THOUGH OUR RECORD WAS NOT THE BEST. " AS SHE STEALS the show, Kristin , . . ,,„ , Anderson flies past a Lincoln mmutes and givmg 1 10 percent university opponent Anderson scored 8 points in the game to help the while we were out there. " Bearcats win, 92-68. Photo by Sarah Phipps l tl £ 104 SPORTS Conference Games niversity of Missoun-Rolla 67-49, 57-67 • " ;l( " ' I S ' it- ' U ' l .(••■ ' , incoln University 74-53. 73-46 bh 80 issouri Western State College 66-90. 69-94 enirn! M; " - ' -lun Stale Ji;rv ' ?i-,;tv 52 -64, 50-58 burg State University Uverati MIAA Record -b1 57-80 4-12 NORTHWEST FORWARD BRANDI Gngsby-Shannon completes another two points for Northwest, making her the leading scorer of the game with 15 p oints. Northwest met up with William Jewell College on their home court dunng the Ryland Milner Classic. Photo by Sarah Phipps tnt Row Teri Bu f9C aitk|f Wheeier, Dta Qualincii; MaiCy otoriail, Ainy Coy. Biy n di ok and Amancja Winter. Ba« R(| head coach Wayne Winstead. graduate assistant Les New. BraiSdi Gngstoy-Shannon. Knstin Anderson. Denise Sump. LirxJa Matlson. Knsti Niklasen. Julie Gnbbte. student assistant P J Sanders and assistant coach Christy Prattwr WOMEN ' S BASKETBALL 10S PLAYERS ASSEMBLE AS football head coach Mel Tjeerdsma discusses the team ' s strategy during a game against Wayne State College. The budget that paid football coaches was close to $200,000. Photo by Amy Roh Accumulative 1998-99 Mens Coaches Salaries 1 1 Q (A T3 a (« H C 10 200.000 " 1 190.000 180.000 170.000 1X9600 o 160.000 1 50.000 140,000 130,000 120.000 ■v- 110.000 " 100.000 Wf 90.000 $85,000 80.000 ; A S40.000 •,or,- n 60.000 540,714 40.000 30,000 N ■4 ' . P A5 Souicc- 1998-99 4WMSU Education and General Operating and Auxiliary Enterprises Budget in ' .£S fter exptfrioncing a national championship, speculation surrounded the amount of money the University was willing to invest to keep head coach Mel Tjeerdsma coaching the Bearcats. According to Mary Throener, director of human resources, a national championship alone would have a limited effect on a salary increase. " The coaches, like any faculty or staff member at Northwest, were given salaries based almost entirely upon marketing data, " Throener said. " We looked at the amounts other coaches made at various colleges and universities in the country. " According to the 1998-1999 budget, salary amounts dedicated to coaches and sports varied. Compared to the salary budget of nearly $200,000 allotted to Tjeerdsma and his three assistants, the budgets of sports that failed tobring large amounts of public revenues were much smaller. The men ' s track team coach Richard Alsup received about $39,000. He coached men ' s cross country and track with women ' s track and cross country coach disci BY MatthB ' v Pearl icies Vicki Wooton. He assisted Wooton but received no extra money for doing so. Alsup said the track team wanted a full-time assistant coach. " Northwest ' s track program encompassed about 75-90 athletes total, " Alsup said. " For the sake of those dedicated individuals, some more help would certainly have been a positive addition. " Despite low salary figures, Alsup said every coach was committed to their athletic program. Accumulative 1 998-99 Womens Coaches Salariet •8 I i , 5 AS A TIMEOUT is called, men s baskett all coach Steve Tappmeyer encourages players An $85,000 budget paid baskett all coacties ' saJanes. Photo by Jason Myers •0.000 70.000 s;7 ibi M.OOO SO.OOO M.OOO M.OOO Si ■■ L .. ; . SH.OOO ♦ I » S-9« KWMSU EduutkMi ud General OpcMiBt Jad Aaxiliarr biicrpriMS l u d gn Coaches ' Salaries 107 T ■he men ' s tennis team had the odds against them. The year looked promising with five players returning from the spring season, until that number was cut to two when the only remaining players were Brandon Willett and Kornel Romada. Brett McConnell and Christian Gustafsson were two of the newcomers who rounded out the top six players. " With only two players returning, this was definitely a rebuilding year, " Willett said. One of the biggest setbacks came in August, when Coach Site BY Eric Davis Mark Rosewell suffered a heart attack. Graduate Assistant Brian Surface filled in temporarily, and was later replaced by Graduate Assistant Ricardo Aguire. " (Coach Aguire) was very encouraging, but demanding, " Willet said. " He put (in) lots of long hours to bring us along. " One of the crowning moments was during a tournament in St. Joseph, Mo. Aguire had moved Willett up to the No. 3 spot. Willett responded to this vote of confidence by having one of his best matches against a player from Southwest Baptist University. Willett ' s opponent began the match playing an aggressive game with a very powerful serve. He was able to take a 2-0 lead on Willett. " Coach Surface came out and settled me down, " Willett said. " He told me not to stop, and that the match could still be won. " Once Willett regained his composure, he took the match 6-2. That win was especially meaningful since Willett had lost to a Southwest Baptist player in the spring season. By the end of the fall season, the team made great strides toward improving. The coaches were confident that with time, the young players would blossom into seasoned veterans. The men ' s tennis team got more than its share of adversity. But, they fought the hardships and became a better team because of it. " The young guys really had a lot of talent, " kornel romada said. " i was pretty satisfied, everyone got a LOT OF EXPERIENCE. WE REALLY BONDED AS A TEAM. I THOUGHT WE HAD DEVELOPED PRETTY GOOD DEPTH. " 10S Sports Tennis Scores Colorado Christian tt-,,-.rr III, 10IS University of Missouri-Rolla Roberts University Dury College 2-7 1-8 6-3 1 R 7-2 ersity of Nebraska-Kearney Mankato State rurrian State University 1-8 6-3 Washburn Universtiy Universtiy of Minnesota-Duluth Rockhurst College Overall Record 1-8 2-1 3-6 5- W AS KORNEL ROMADA prepares to fj volley across the net, he focuses on the ball. Romada ended the season with a 7-9 individual record. Photo courtesy of Chuck Holly s» m. .mr «:-r«jii Front Row. 8T«ve NiOho . Ben Co Vnten arid Chr Giitiefassaa B«( Row: GrMuate Assiltont Br1«i Sur BrallMcConnetl, Korn«IFtoni» ' la amndor Wiii«a and Sec Magd2iak MKN ' S TCNNI 109 Tennis Scores Colorado Chirstian Graceland College William Jewell College University of Missouri-Rolla Henderson State Oral Roberts University Emporia State University Durry College Missouri Western State College Baker University Mankato State Lincoln University Rockhurst College Truman State University University of Nebraska-Kearny Missouri Southiern Washburn University Central Oklahoma Tournamnet Baker University NCAA Regionals Overall Record NUMBER THREE SEAT Northwest " " ' - ' tennis player, Sherri Casady returns the ball. Casady finished the season " ' with a overall record of 66-18 and a season record of 1 6-5. Photo by Sarah ' Phipps 6-3TAKING A FOREHAND swing Jane Clark hits the ball. The women ' tennis 9-Oteam finished the season with a overall record of 20-5. Photo by Sarah Phipps 1-7 Frd Row: Ao SillScott, Nb ft Dodd.tdMlne Osborn anc lu Ervto- Back Rn : Gradual Asaietant Brian Surface. Ellen Stubbt. Gina-Hayes. Jdms Clark and Aaafetant Coach £herrl Oasady. Mwfo courtesy of Chuck Holley 1 to SPORTS ii m- » - rnm mmmmffc BY Eric Davis T ■ he women ' s tennis learn expected a challenge in their fall season. All American Yasmine i.)sbum and sophomore standout Ellen Stubbs both expected great things. The challenge the team faced however, was off the court. The team ' s coach, Mark Rosewell, suffered a heart attack in August. " I was surprised and con- cerned, " Interim Coach Rene Kameriez said. " I did not have .my idea this had happened. " Without Rosewell, the team depended on a crew of assistants to pull together and guide the team through its misfortune. " 1 think everybody grew a little more responsible, " Osbom said. " We had to be more independent. " In October, the women met a true test of their abilities at the Rolex Regional Tournament. The mtensity was heightened, and a slew of international players were added to the mix. One of the defining moments for the women ' s team came in the singles tournament. After advancing to the second round, Osbom met Washburn University ' s Marissa Moment. The stakes were raised because the two had known each other since the beginning of their tennis careers. MENTALLY TOUGH, " The first set was really close, " Osbom said. " I got nervous. All the pressure Y A SMNINE OSBORN was on me. She did not have anything to lose. " Despite being anxious, Osbom executed her strategy to perfection. " She had a weak backhand, " said Osbom. " But, she was very good at the net. She also had a tremendous forehand. I tried to keep her deep in the court GOOD PLAYER, BUT and away from the net. " | WAS CONFIDENT. Although Osbom lost in the next round of the toumament, her win against Moment was an example of the team ' s relentless nature. " I think we were very determined, " Stubbs said. " We were always trying to improve. " In spite of problems that arose, the women ' s tennis team developed more team unity and stood without flinching against their toughest foes, both on the court and off. On UU " I PRIDED MYSELF ON BEING SAID. " (Marissa Moment) was a You JUST HAD TO have an attitude. " % wo «IS 11 1 A regular season matchup against Washburn University turned out to be a win, but would not pull the Bearcats through to the postseason. The Ichabods had split the first two games with the Bearcats, and the season series came down to a third and final game. Even with the late season heroics of Shane Bradley and the Bearcats, it would not bring the team the conference title. Washburn knocked off the Bearcats 0-2, in a best-of-three series. " We did not take them lightly or for granted, but we felt confident going into the series playoff that we could take two out of three, " coach Jim Johnson said. " Instead we were upset. " The Bearcats finished 22-18, and placed third in the MIAA conference regular season. However, the team failed to meet some of its goals going into the season. One goal was to average seven runs per game, and they averaged just above five per contest. The team also hoped to have a batting average of .310, but only had .301. However, the team did achieve its goal of a team earned run average of below 4.00. Johnson said he was pleased with the way his team played all year and could never be disappointed with the team ' s effort. " WE DID IMPROVE OUR RECORD A LOT, " Wade Sterling said. " We were a team that could take the title, and some days we (the good team) just did not show up. Overall, we ss a Bh BY COLIN MCDONOUGH AND SARA RAMSEY " All in all, our team performed very well on the field, " Johnson said. " They were guys that were dedicated, internally motivated and had great leadership. It was just a real fine season. They performed beyond our initial expectations in the fall because they were dedicated. " Despite unmet goals and NORTHWEST STARTER, DOUG ■ " Clark, pitches in the first game of a double header April 5 against Missouri y ' ' % disappointments, the Bearcats western State College. The Bearcats . , . ho. lost the first game 4-16 and went WERE A GOOD MeT., TEAM " " ' had a young, skilled team to through three relief pitchers before • g Ch completing the game. Photo by Sarah mbu ild from. Phipps 1 12 SPORTS I WITH HIS TEAMMATES looking on. Derrick Boasiey dives under th e tag of the Missouri Western Stale College catcher The Bearcats had a 22-18 record this season Photo by Amy Roh Ai Rent Row: Jeff Burke, Mat VIeisldes. Chr s Yust. Adam Bail||, Bri Formanek. Sean Smith. Rafael Parez-MbO. Mtchael Ktette alid Darcy Warawa Row2: Jeremy Underwood. Nate Tutt. Mike Softfrw.Zachary Jury, Cameron King. Jon D«vi«. Doug Qark and Mark WalkAr. Row 3: Mitdi Peterson. Troy Gerlach, Zack Barron, Eric Eilers, Jeff Gassen, Delton Kruk. Trevor Webster, Brian Day and Nick Soapes. Back Row. Rusty Lashley, Brent White, Kyle Janssen, Kevin Cullen, Dan Landon, Ben Heaivilin, Todd Heins, Daoion Owen and Matt Anderson. , _ Conference Games ' ittsburg State University 5-4. 6-1 pnna Statp University 6-f8. 3-1. issouri Southern SSI iiiM VVf ' StPrr 9-11,6-9 State Coiiege 6-1. 4-16. 3-2 Washburn University 10-9. 6-7. 5-4 niversity of Missouri-Roiia " v " i ' r, ontral Missoun State University 5-19. 1-5.4-16 t- ' i.ii! fJIAA Con ' ererce ' Rpco ' d 16 U WITH A LOOK of determination. Briar - -ciJ ' -; Formanek hurts the ball to his Missoun ' ■ " ' Western Stale College opponent Washburn University Northwest lost 4- 16 and won 3-2 in the 5-10. 8-20 iecortd game Photo by Amy Roh Overall MIAA Tou " ' ' ,irvon; Ri ro ' -i Baseball 113 A 19-inning thriller with rival Missouri Western State College captivated the season. The Bearcats earned the victory, while taking the season series, 4-1. Head Coach Pam Knox said Persi BY Colin Mcdonough and Sara Ramsey that victory was the season ' s highlight. " It never seemed to end, and it was like a chess match, " Knox said. " We probably had a bigger bench than they had, but later on during the game I had to make decisions whether to gamble or keep hanging with them. There came a point in the game, if I made any more (substitutions), then all of my starters would have been off the field for the rest of the game. We came through and held on. We were persistent, and we never gave up. " The Bearcats finished the season in sixth place in the MIAA conference and qualified for the postseason MIAA tournament. Michele Ansley said the lack of offense was the most frustrating part of the season. " We had two transfers and a few freshman, " Ansley said. " We expected to do a lot more, but we never hit the top point we thought we would make it to. Most days we had good pitching but not the hitting to back it up. We were inconsistent. " Although the Bearcats finished above .500 in the win column, they had a disappointing year with batting. " We would have liked to get the batting average up above .275, " Knox said. " Toward the end it dipped a bit. We had the athletic capabilities and skills to break a game wide open, but sometimes we A i-ri_i -ri_it=- oA-rc A cr Struggled to put that together. 1 think we pressed too much. " WITH THE. BATS. WE Ansley believed the team ' s greatest strength was their amount of support for each other. " We never gave up, " Ansley said. " Everyone " Overall THE pitching was good, " head Coach Pam Knox SAID. " The frustrating part was when our pitching was on, we were not supporting them COULD NEVER QUITE PUT EVERYTHING TOGETHER. believed in each other. ' HWm 1 1 4 Sports IN A DOUBLE-headsr against Missouri Western State College. Nicole Strawn hits the t all Strawn ended lh« SMSOn with a 185 batting average. Pholo by Amy Roh nrRow; Sara Moss. Lmc Tomlinjfci, KarlaJjio Shannon Brennan, ircy FUKkrWi. Bacl ow: MsBy UrqufiOkndrea K ' e s, Nlch f LedesBa, Ichele 4lbley. Me sa AngMarid Kendra SmKh a:a PfeifH n Strawijl Conference Games Missouri Southern 0-4. 3-8. Pittsburg State University 9-7. 15-5 Lincoln Umvesity " 2, 15-4 University of Missouri-Rolla 9-1,4-5 ,,..., . ' . ' .. o ' uri State University 3-10.5-11 southwest Baptist University 4-0 4-2 Washburn University 4-8, 2-6 ern State College 4-3. 9-7 Truman State University Overall MIAA Conference Record k |k vera Record - - 25-19 .iissouM Southern Siau? U Truman State University 11-5 ■ ' ' " ' ssouri State Univesitv n. 1 . ' ive ' .ili MIAA TOij OUTFIELDER KENDRA SMITH keeps her eyes on ttie ball as it leaves her bat during the game against Missoun Western State College. Ttie final score was 9-7 Northwest. Photo by Sarah Phipps SorrsAu. Its POLE VAULTER T.J. Hennegin catapults himself over the bar for an eighth place finish at the Northwest Invitational. Hennegin also placed eighth in the conference championships at Truman State University a month later. Photo by Amy Roh Men ' s Track Record Northwest Invitational Second place| NIAC invitational Fourtin placel MIAA Outdoor Championships Fifth plar FrdRRow; coach B. Williams, coach V. Wooton and coach R. Ateup. Row 2: Grifluate Asiitant M. DoslandfcD. ' Davies, T. Bates, B. Fields, J. YoO,D. Ferree, C. Sutton and GrJiiuate Assistant . mith. Row 3: 3. Rankin, F. Taylor, H. Harlon, M. Ostreko, J Gr«»r, D. Fields, J. 9 rnes and M. Fisher. Row 4: T. Lesite, M. Brownsberger, J Heihn, R. Lane, D. Williams, J. Burton, C. Parks and B. Thornburg. Row 5; J. Langer, C. Cox, M. Johnson, D. Sempek, J. McMahon, J. Yurra, J. Kendrick, R. Best and E. Wentzel. Row 6: R. Schuett, 8. Dunlap, J. Mantell, D. Harriman, M. Dannis, R. Wenz, K. Brandt and D. Alsup. Back Row: J. McAfee, M. Voge, J. Reichert, P. Cook , J. Glab, D. Hallock, T. Woolesy and M. Abele. Photo courtesy of Chuck Holley AT THE NORTHWEST Invitational, Jason Greer almost clears the hurdle. Greer placed 11th in the 110 meter hurdles. Photo by Amy Roh lie Sport T ■ he men ' s outdix r track team came to the 1 98 MI A A outdtxir championships with hopes of equahng the second place finish of the cross country team in the fall. Head owch Richard Alsup knew initial expectations could not always be fulfilled. " We accomplished all we could accomplish with the people we had, " Alsup said. " We started off a lot different with our expectations from the fall. We had six or seven people fall by the wayside because of a couple surgeries, injuries, a car wreck and some weird things that happened. You could not live life in a bubble and unfortunately things like that would happen. " With all that happened, the team mustered a fifth-place finish at 76 points behind fourth-place Emporia State University. " At best, with the people we took to the championship, there was not a lot more we could do, " ' ' » !„% S ree Alsup said. " We scored some points we did not expect, and we had a few we expected but did not get. That balanced out pretty well. " Despite its lack of success, the team did not lose its determina- tion. BY COLIN MCDONOUGH AND SARA RAMSEY " Everyone came to practice and did what they had to do, " Robby Lane said. " The team did well because we had no slackers. " There were several bright aspects to the season. One of " AN YT 1 M E YOU them was freshman pole vaulter T.j. Hermegin. He made his mark in Alsup ' s book with a strong first year. " He ' s going to be a really great one, " Alsup said. " Vault- ing was kind of mental, and he was not a head case. He did not do a lot of worrying about what his competitors were TEAM, " ROBBY doing. " The team proved it could come together and be successful by finishing second at the Northwest Invitatiorul. " We had 19 teams, and we finished second behind Central Missouri, " Alsup said. " The kids put it together as a team. " CONTRIBUTIONS. " Men ' s TNACK 117 HAD INJURIES, IT WOULD HAVE AN IMPACT ON YOUR LANE SAID. " YOU LOST PEOPLE AND THEIR ■ ason of strength, determination and continuous effort led the women ' s outdoor track team ' s quest for a double-triple. The team achieved their goal of a double-triple by winning the conference title in cross country, outdoor track and indoor track for the second consecutive year. A team weakness in the past had been a lack of unity among members. Lindsey Borgstadt said in 1998 they had finally resolved this weakness. " We were our own big sorority, " Borgstadt said. " Everyone cheered for each other. Everyone helped everyone else. It helped with the team concept. " The team fell behind early in the first day of competition, but took over the lead in the day ' s final event — the 10,000 meter run. The Bearcats gained the lead, 77-70, over Pittsburg State University and led after the first day of the MIAA meet. However, the second day began with Pitt State gaining the lead right back. " We fell behind by ten points with eight events remaining, " Head Coach Bud Williams said. " But that was when we really came through and won going away. " The Bearcats dominated the action for the remainder of the meet and managed to outscore Pitt State, 84-29. Williams said he was impressed with the " good things happened to those who sacrificed for togetherness and team unity, " Head Coach Bud Williams said. " These gals really came together. " Team ;. , confereiTce BY COLIN Mcdonough and Sara Ramsey women ' s accomplishments, even though they had the pressure of trying to defend a conference title. " They did an outstanding job, " Williams said. " There was no question that it was much easier to get to the top than to stay on top. It was tough to maintain the intensity and desire, and it was easy to become complacent. But these girls proved they would do what it . tot)k year in and year out to get it done. " ffilTOro 1 lis SPORTS JACSHELE SASSER ATTEMPTS to clear the high jump bar Sasser placed second in the high jump with a jump of 5 feet, 6.14 inches. Her jump earned her a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics National standard and a NCAA Divison II provisional. Photo by Amy Roh Frcfll Row: ShanooaTorti. Amy AJJen. Diane JeoMn. Dana Jtltnain. Jenrtler Miller anjl Misty Campbel Row 2; Graduate Assistart Oan Da«tes. Laurene Corsey. Beooa Qiassel. Samh Handrup. Megkn Carlson. Lindsey Borgstadt. Carrie Sindelar. Jenny Gnffin and coach Vicki Woolon. Row 3; trainer Jeff Smith. Jill Stanley. Keely Bamett, Jaime Riddle. Stacey Otte. Con Worrall. Diana Hughes. Brandy Haan and Graduate Assistant Mitch Dosland Back Row: coacti Richard Alsup. Shawna Smith, Elisa Koch, Amber Martin, Julie Humphreys, Sarah Kriz. Leslie DicKherber and coach Bud Williams. Photo courtesy of Chuck Hdley Women ' s Track Doane College Tiger Classic Second Place ' ■■ ' •. ■ • ' -• iships irst Place AT THE NORTHWEST Invitational Jenn Gnffin finishes a long jump attempt. GrifTin finished third in the event ¥«th a jump of 17 feet. 7.42 inches. Photo by Sarah Phipps kCK 1 19 • • =r! David Smith ' s Comparative Anatomy class, lennifer Clark and Chad Kuehl dissect cats as part of their course requirement. The class J il¥as designed to compare anatomical 1 Ifcolution of vertebr es. P TOto by Amy Roh ¥ AT THE 25TH anniversary reception, Faculty Senate president Pat Lucido talks with Angel McAdams. The sign in the background displayed all 213 past and current members of Faculty Senate. Photo by Amy Roh PAST FACULTY SENATE presidents Wayne Van Zommeran and Charles Hawkins visit while eating at the 25th anniversary reception. Van Zommeran served as Faculty Senate president for 10 years, which was the longest anyone served in that position. Photo by Amy Roh 122 ACADEMICS FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT Pat Lucido talks with ottier senate mentbersand Provost Tim Gilmour Luckfc) organized ttie event to honor those wtK served on senate in the present and in the past. Ptxjto byAmyRoti wenty-five years ago. N orthwest ' s Faculty Council diss .)lvecl after formulating the con||itution for Northwest ' s Faculty Senate. The new senate formally took the place of the council in 1974. On Thursday, Feb. 25, there was a reception at the Alumni House to commemorate the silver anniversary of Northwest ' s Faculty Senate. Over the past 25 years, there had . _ - _ _ _ . been 213 faculty members who dedicated their time to improving faculty relations with the administration. The celebration was held to honor and ■CjVeryOIie WflQ thank those who had stepped up as leaders and served the senate. p8.rtlGipa,t6Cl 111 Pat Lucido was this year ' s Faculty Senate president. She organized the event FaXJUl ty S6I18 t6 in order to commemorate those who had contributed to making the senate a waS SUPportill quality organization. j g acadeiTliC Roger Corley, who served eight years on Faculty Senate, stressed the rp -»QlQ r f fVioir ' commitment put into the senate by representatives and presidents. Recently •, j. i j ' department and the senate began to elect members by department, so all had an equal voice. He found the experience valuable and effective. " Once I got everything down and understood how it all worked, I would have ran for president again, " Corley said. The purpose of the Faculty Senate was to give faculty a voice in University decisions by working with the administration and the Board of Regents. Corley said Faculty Senate gave faculty exclusive control over all curriculum; however, there were occasionally decisions made without the complete support of the body. The reception was attended by administrators, students and past and present Faculty Senate members. The hard work and time the 213 faculty members served in the past 25 years were honored and appreciated. by Michelle Krambeck the academic goals of the University, Pat Lucido, Faculty Senate president said. . Banquet coinineniorates 25 years of Faculty Senate at Northwest Faculty Senate 123 - oHcies and programs were continually made to keep Northwest running smoothly, and those had to be approved before changes could be made. The Northwest Board of Regents used its powers of approval to help Northwest maintain quality status as a university. Serving as a governing body over the University, the Board of Regents made changes to r policies that University officials could not do alone. That power had limitations, however. Its actions were kept in check by the state of Missouri. Susan Mattson, secretary to the Board of Regents, said the state of Missouri controlled the appointment of members to the board. " The governor ' s office appointed potential members and then they had to be approved by the state Senate, " Mattson said. oa jH EvCrVOnC on Along with the six regular members, a representative from the Northwest tVlP hnarH rpallv student body was also involved in the regular meetings of the Board of It was great to be a part of the Board of Regents, Karen Barmann listened to my input and was considerate to me, really making me feel like my opinions mattered. Regents. The student was chosen for a two-year term through an application process put together by Student Senate, and when the campus search was complete, the official nominee was sent to the governor for final approval. As a result of her role as student representative to the Board of Regents, Barmann became involved with implementing and serving on the Strategic Planning Council and on Student Senate. The Board of Regents met seven to eight times throughout the year. During those meetings, the board discussed issues dealing with the approval of general educational policies, financial policies, admission requirements, fees and other such basic University policies. Periodically, the board approved and authorized degrees, established procedures for faculty appointment and reviewed their general purposes. Without the Board of Regents, communication between Northwest and government officials would have been limited, and basic needs and traditions could not be adequately preserved. by Laura Pearl AFTER AN APPROVAL from the governor, Karen Barmann was chosen as the student representative on the Board of Regents. This led Barmann to become more involved on the Strategic Planning Council and Student Senate. Portrait by Jason Hoke mzntm zmwA mui The state of Missouri and the governor keep watch over the Board of Regents 124 ACADKMIC BOARD OF REGErfTS Front Row Karen Barmann. Robert Stanton. Danny Marsh. Frank Strong Jr. Janet Marriott arxl James Git son Board Or Reocnts 12S A g_ iBrg with the other changes to campus, new faculty and staff positions opened up. , The Office of Public Relations hired Mercedes Johnson, a December 1997 Northwest graduate, to serve as a public relations assistant. The new position coincided with the Kansas City Initiative, a program designed to increase the enrollment from the Kansas City, Mo., area. " I had nothing to do with recruiting, " Johnson said. " My job was to increase Northwest in Kansas City through media. " Taking the position of public relations assistant was not a tough decision for Johnson, since her husband, Chris Johnson, was the men ' s assistant basketball Qj- l a(5 2Ci idea, of coach, she also said graduahng from Northwest made her job easier. " wVl flt to maior in Collier, who was formerly the coordinator of student orientation and Some students were not ready to declare a major but did not want to commit, Deb Collier, assistant director of sb advisement, said. transfer affairs, took the new position of assistant director of advisement. Collier ' s duty was to provide resources for advisers who had questions about transfer credits or other things that might have come up when advising students. She also helped students with declaring or changing majors. Collier, who graduated from Northwest, said she helped students who might have been scared of talking to their adviser about changing majors. " I helped them with what to do to change or declare majors instead of them going to their advisers, " Collier said. Other new positions on campus included: David Oehler, assistant director of assessment information and analysis, Roger Von Holzen, director of the center for informational and technological education, Lonelle Rathje, assistant director of annual funds. Computer Specialist for CITE Doug Lanowski and Vocational Business Assistant Debbie Petry. In cooperation with Northwest ' s dedication, those who worked in the new positions assisted in helping things run smoothly, while keeping an eye on quality and focusing on students. by Amy Smith PUBLIC RELATIONS ASSISTANT Mercedes Johnson works to increase enrollment at Northwest. The Kansas City area was her largest market. Photo by Amy Roh New positions keep Northwest operating smoothly 126 ACADEMICS NKW POSITIONS 127 President Dean Hubbard and cabinet mernbers work hard and play hard ■lasi ii: THE AFTERNOON IS time University President Dean Hubbard sets aside for his grandson, Charlie Lowe. They enjoyed working on his train set, playing the trumpet and checker s. Photo by Sarah Phipps u. Diversity President Dean Hubbard had trouble finding free time during the school year. If he was not working in the office or keeping up with advancement of the University, he was busy on weekends attending football games, basketball games or other school functions. " So, there were not very many weekends when school was going when 1 just had time off, " Hubbard said. " I obviously had a little more time on the weekends than I would have had during a regular day, but 1 used this (time) to come into the office to catch up. " Hubbard also found time to spend with his grandson, Charlie Lowe. " I had been teaching him to play the trumpet, so 1 spent a little extra time giving him trumpet lessons, " Hubbard said. Hubbard and his grandson had a ritual that went back to when Charlie came to Mary ville with his mom at age 2. They made it a point to have breakfast between 7:30 and 8 a.m. on Saturdays at Simmons Village. " We even had our own little table over in the comer, " Hubbard said. " It did not belong to us, but every one in there knew that was where we sort of sat. We had the same thing, french toast every week, and I spent an hour and a half or so with him. It gave him the chance to talk to me about whatever he wanted to talk about. " When Hubbard found time to get away from campus on the weekends, he and his wife Anita went to their vacation home on Table Rock Lake near Golden, Mo. ! i " We would go down there, and I had a wood-working shop which was a center of activity, " Hubbard said. " I made laid products, and I tended towards smaller objects like pens or sometimes a plate, a bowl or goblet. " J Sometimes, Hubbard made larger projects but usually tried to find something that could be completed in a three to four hour period. He did not want to leave something half done because it was no longer relaxing if he had to go back and finish it later. Finding free time was difficult for the president, but when Hubbard found it he made sure he relaxed and had a good time. by Nicole Fuller As lS chief academic officer to the University, providing leadership was all in a day ' s work. Provost Tim Gilmour said even though some people would have considered his job stressful, he enjoyed it. " (There were) two factors (in stress), " Gilmour said. " One of them was the external kinds of pressures you had on you and how you responded to them. 1 thought, in part because of who I worked for, the president, it was not a terribly 128 ACADEMICS Tvssful ji b because we worked well together. 1 did not ftvl ' hdt I thought pei ple would construe to be stress. " Gilmour admitted there were challenges to his position ut did not find stress in them. " We had lots of challenges, but I liked challenges, " lilmour said. " It was really a matter of we were all trying work ti gether, so I actually gained energy. The bottom ne was. sure, we had lots of challenges, but I did not see wm as being stress-inducing. " Since his two children were grown, he was able to unwind t home. " 1 loved to read, " Gilmour said. " I counted that as a obby. " Gilmour said he found pleasure in refinishing old imiture, a hobby he ran into when he was getting out of raduate school. " We realized we would have to furnish the place we were oing to live at, " Gilmour said. " It was inexpensive to get Id furniture and refinish it. I thought it reflected back on iy childhood, where I really liked working with wood. ventually, I thought I would have liked to develop some abinet-making skills. Right now, we had too much umiture. " Gilmour especially liked working with people and ideas n tandem. ' I just really got intense pleasure out of seeing people chieve things that they were proud of, and that we could all « proud of, " Gilmour said. " If I really took that seriously, hen I really liked to see people succeed. " Success was measured in many ways. Since Gilmour vound up doing something he loved, he provided omething students and faculty alike could look to for the lefinition of success. by Kimberly Mansfield c ampus administrators took on many duties that were tchind the scenes. While not often in the limelight. Dr. tonelle Weymuth ' s strong personality helped her achieve uccess as the executive assistant to the president. W e y m u t h felt the most important aspect of her job was the coordination of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act on campus. " Any complaints dealing with ° DR. ANNELLE WEYMUTH, executive assistant to the discrimination president, looks at some of the souvenirs she collected on a trip to Russia. Weymuth enjoyed traveling and collecting and sexual antiques, as well as walking. Portrait by Valerie Mossman harassment came to this office and came to me, " Weymuth said. Weymuth admitted that she wished she could spend more time with the students. However, since her husband, Dr. Richard Weymuth, directed the choirs, the couple often held functions at their home for those students. Weymuth was grateful for those connections. The couple enjoyed other activities outside their home as well. " My husband and I loved to walk, and we walked all over town, " Weymuth said. " Probably our biggest joy was traveling. " Weymuth believed her travels made her more open to new experiences and ideas. " The thing I enjoyed the most was experiencing the different cultures and the different cuisines when 1 traveled, " Weymuth said. " When you traveled, it opened up your eyes, and you found people were very much the same. " Even though Weymuth was not able to work as closely with students as she would have liked, she managed to affect them through her duties as executive assistant to the president, by Sara Ramsey PNCSIOCNT CABINET 129 President Dean Hubbard and cabinet members work hard and play hard tl MWi AT THE BEARCAT football autograph session, Vice President of Finance Ray Courter gets Kyle Sharp ' s autograph. Courter had worked at Northwest since 1972. Photo by Sarah Phlpps A graduate of Northwest, Ray Courter, vice president for finance and support services, found comfort in the fact that his college experiences helped him understand what it took to be an effective administrator. " Having been a student, at another point in time with the University, I had a special feeling for the role that I played, and it was really important for me to see the University continue to progress and improve like it had the last 10 years, " Courter said. Courter had worked for Northwest since 1972. He said when members of faculty worked at the University for many years, work f elt more like a family environment. " A lot of the faculty had been here for a good number of years, and this was the place that became your second home, " Courter said. " So it was kind of hard to differentiate between home and work. " Away from work, Courter combined two of his favorite pastimes — spending time with his sons and enjoying I outdoor and athletic activities. While raising his sons, he often coached and watched them participate in sports. Courter ' s sons were also in Boy Scouts of America. " I kind of grew up with my kids again, " Courter said. " V was never in Boy Scouts, but they were, so I got to be a Scout leader, as well as a watcher on Scout trips and all those activities — camp-outs, long hikes, all of that. " f Although his sons were grown, Courter said spending time outdoors and getting exercise were oft en a part of his agenda. He said he liked golf, playing basketball, jogging and exercising at the fitness center. | I; Courter also enjoyed watching programming on the History Charmel, the Discovery Channel and networks that showed older movies. " I liked to sometimes just vegetate in front of the TV just to escape for a few hours, " Courter said. At work, Courter kept tabs on budgets, bills, payroll, insurances and other things but still made time to enjoy his favorite television programs and outdoor activities, by Lisa Huse c rowded into a comer room of Thomp- son-Ringold, Kent Porterfieid, vice presi- dent of student affairs, fought to speak over the sounds of bulldoz- KENT PORTERFIELD, VICE president of student affairs, looks over a magazine dedicated to the national championship with his daughter, Claire. Having a family often produced a challenge to balance family life and work. Photo by Sarah Phipps 130 ACADEMIC ers and semi-trucks. Even in January, all five windows were open and a fan running to cool the once-classrix m now office where he aimed each day to help his Northwest family, the students. Only a few blocks fn m campus in a beige, twtvstory house with green shutters, Porterfield was learning to manage a new family. On Labi r Day, Porterfield and his wife, Nicole, were introduced to a world of new challenges and joys when they had their first child. Claire. The greatest thing was parenting, " Porterfield said. " I oould not imagine it any other way. I do not know what we did before her. The most basic things became a big event. She was the first and last thing we talked about each day. " The biggest challenge for Porterfield since the birth of his daughter was balancing time between work and family. Porterfield somehmes worked 65-70 hours a week and several of his weekends each month were booked with eadership conferences and retreats. Even with a busy schedule, Porterfield found a way to combine work and family. In fact, Claire became a part of the Northwest family when she was only five days old by attending her first Bearcat football game. She went to every XMne game and playoff game of the season. Raising Claire also helped Porterfield in his job. Parenting hdped him to better understand another parent ' s fear of something happening to their child; it helped him to understand their situation. " When their child was little, parents worried about the sniffley noses, " Porterfield said. " As they got older, they worried about the life choices their child was making. Sometimes it helped just to say, i know, I ' m a parent. ' " Intertwining parenting with his professional life proved tPOfterfield conquered the challenge of work and family. Both sides reaped the benefits of his new experiences with ' tis daughter. by Laura Prichard on Rickman ' s days as vice president of information systems were filled with meetings, answering mail and jpdating the computing systems. Jo " It was diffi- cult to keep up with technol- ogy and the users ' de- m a n d s , " Rickman said. To most, the ride home was boring. But, Rickman relished the drive. He found it easy to enjoy in one of his four Pontiac Fieros. " The drive from work to home was per- fect, " Rickman ' ° ' RICKMAN OPENS the passenger side of his Fiero after a day ' s work. Collecting and maintaining Fieros was said. " The ° " ® ° R ' Ckmans hobbles. Photo by Sarah Phipps sharp comers tested the Fiero ' s handling. " Rickman bought his first Fiero in 1984, four years before Pontiac discontinued the model, making it a collector ' s item for car enthusiests like Rickman. In the summer of 1998, Rickman participated in an especially exciting activity made possible by The National Fiero Owners Club. Rickman went with the club to Gateway International Raceway in St. Louis. The club rented the track for a day and raced in heats of 20. Rickman drove his ' 88 Fiero Formula. The track tested his driving, but Rickman said the mid-engine design made handling cur ' es easier. Rickman had ne er driven on a racetrack before and said driving became extremely difficult at speeds nearing UX) mph. Rickman ' s day at Gateway International Raceway was not a part of his usual routine, but Fieros fed Rickman ' s love of cars and provided an exhilarating end to his workday. by Eric Davis PncsiocNT ' s Cabinet 131 Presid an Hubbard and cabinet members work hard and play hard ■lasiflt: Li iving in Maryville for nearly 30 years. Chuck Veatch, vice president of institutional advancement, joked with his wife, Pam, that they had a boring life. " We had been married the entire time and had one child, " Veatch said. " So, it had CHUCK VEATCH, VICE president of University been fairly advancement, speaks with President Hubbard during the Bearcat autograph session, uncomplicated. We Celebration weel end gave members of the president ' s cabinet a chance to congratulate the both worked at the national champions. Photo by Amy Roh same institutions from the time we started, so we kind of joked about that. " Veatch graduated from Northwest in 1971 with his master ' s degree. During the processional of the graduation ceremony, fellow graduate Don Schnieder asked Veatch what he was planning to do with his life. Veatch said he was going to leave Maryville. Ironically, Veatch ' s plans changed when he got hired at the University. " The fact is that I stayed for 30 years, and Don had seen the world, " Veatch said. " 1 had been given a really great opportunity. " Veatch worked in the areas of housing, admissions and the president ' s office. He headed the University advancement programs specifically in the areas of alumni affairs, development and foundation. When Veatch was not busy in the office working, he liked to spend time at home. " Pam and I enjoyed just being at home and spending time together, " Veatch said. " We did have a small group of close friends, and we enjoyed getting together with them on the : weekends. " When Veatch and friends got together, which they did regularly, they would go to a movie, dinner and played I cards. I Veatch said he was not really into sports. f " I was not out golfing or fishing, " Veatch said. " We spent a lot of time together at home and with friends that we enjoyed being with about every weekend. " | Even though Veatch worked long hours during the week, he still managed to find time on the weekends to spend with his wife and friends. by Nicole Fuller Ke en White, direc- tor of communications and marketing, spent his days overseeing all external and internal communications. To the average person, that meant he took care of the media relations. He made sure he got University-related stories in the paper and on the internet as part DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC Relations Ken White of external relaxes on a Friday night with his three children and his wife. White was responsible for communications. He overseeing the publications offices. Photo by Amy Roh got the word out to the Northwest family and made sure people who worked at Northwest knew what was going on around the University 132 ACADEMICS to met ' l thtf internal communication net ' ds. The other portion of his title, marketing, meant he tix k care of all advertising for the University. He came up with advertising campaigns and got them to the right media and market to sell Northwest. With a title change in 1 W8, White was given additional job responsibilities based around the community. He became a liaison between the community and Northwest. While attending the University of Missouri-Columbia to get his doctorate. White was injured in the weight rixim. His injury caused temporary ' paralysis from his waist down. " The outpour from people in Maryville when 1 was hurt was incredible, just incredible, " White said. After seeing so much community support during this time, he began acknowledging and empathizing with illnesses of others. With three daughters under the age of 4, White ' s Kveekends were busy with his family. " The weekend was even nuttier than the work week, " White said. White was married 10 years before he had children. He really did not believe he and his wife were going to be able to have children. Now they had three healthy girls, Casey, 4, Kelley, 2 and Kinzie, 5-months-old. The fact that White had three girls was an oddity because they were the first girls bom on his side of the family in almost 40 years. " 1 ne ' er ever, ever dreamed I would have three girls, " White said. " Casey was a boy ' s name; we did not even have • girl ' s name picked for her. " Though White ' s job was an important part of his life, his femily always came first. w. by Jammie Silvey ith the responsibility of running the athletic department at Northwest, health and physical education look on an added responsibility in the fall when Director of Athletics Jim Redd became a member of the president ' s cabinet. " 1 was somewhat surprised, honored and humbled at the of for, " Kfdd said. " It was quite an hom)r to be appointed to the cabinet. " Ik ' ing on the cabinet gave Redd the CHILDREN TALK WITH Director of Athletics Jim Redd opportunity to following thie presentation of trophies duhng celebration weekend. Redd recently took on additional duties as a voice his member of the president ' s cabinet. Photo by Jason Meyers opinions on different issues on campus, including athletics, curriculum and financial matters. As director of the athletics, health and physical education department. Redd was responsible for keeping track of the curriculum and overseeing the different athletic events at Northwest. " We hosted nine football games this season, " Redd said. " We did last minute preparations on Friday. We were back at 6 or 7 a.m. on Saturdays to get the final preparations done. That included things for the tailgate parties, checking on security and making sure the field was marked correctly. " Redd ' s dedication did not stop when a team was on the road. He attempted to make time to see all the different teams play away events. When Redd did have some free time in his busy schedule, he liked to work on his personal health and fitness plan or read about history. " There were a couple of things that I really liked to do, " Redd said. " 1 liked to work out, and play racquetball and teiviis. 1 also liked to read, I liked history. One of my majors in college was social studies, so 1 liked to read about historical things like Thomas Jefferson. " Being part of the president ' s cabinet gave Redd the chance to make his voice heard, and he became instrumental in getting improvements and changes made at Northwest. by Jason Hoke PRESIDKNT ' S CABINET 133 NORTHWEST HAS PREPARED many graduates for the business field. Finance major Derek Smashey hoped to use his college training to handle the investment firm he hoped to one day own. Photo byJammie Silvey AS AN ALUMNI, Rob Bolin attributes much of his successes to the education he received at Northwest. The knowledge he gained in the business department gave him the ability to operate his own auto parts store. Portrait by Valerie Mossman Front Row: Ryung Kal Ryoo, George Rose, Philip Laber and Paul Falcone. Back Row: Russel Schmaljohn, Kim Spradling and Craig Warner. Front Row: Theo Ross, Bod Bohlkens, Dyann Varns, Joni Jackson and Kathie Leeper. Row 2: Charles Schultz, Dan DeMott, Larry Dobbins, Jay Rozema and Roy Leeper. Back Row: Jason Teven, Connie Honken, Lori Macias, Patrick Immel and Bill Cue. 134 ACADEMICS Rewards of cntrepreneiirship draw students to success i mMifflHsii At a time when large corporations dominated the business world, Ik)lin 1 hi- l)re;im: lo ow n a business Auto and Truck Parts held its ground firmly in St. Joseph, Mo. The Student: Derek Smashev, seni«»r, RoD Bolin was the store ' s owner and a graduate of Northwest. The finance major The Alumnus- Rob store had been managed by three generations of his family since 1951 . Bolin „ .. . _ said there were many changes in the business since he graduated. However, Bolin Auto and " j f t. Track Parts _ y thing that stayed constant was the relationship he had with his customers. " My customers were mostly farmers, truckers, " Bolin said. " They were honest, hard-working people. They were just trying to make a living, and so was I. " At Northwest, he joined Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity, and was involved in the student ambassadors program and the Homecoming committee. During his junior year, Btilin was the treasurer of the fraternity, a learning experience that proved valuable in his career. Bolin believed it was essential for college graduates to have experience with computers and accounting, in addition to being involved in extracurricular activities. After graduating with a degree in business management in 1983, Bolin returned to help his father run the store. Bolin enjoyed his job but found maintaining a private business demanding. " 1 was my own boss, which was a great advantage, " Bolin said. " But, every day was a new challenge. We were seeing a massive amount of competition. " Although he had not yet graduated, Derek Smashey, a senior finance major, hoped to follow in Bolin ' s footsteps by owning his own business. He planned to own an investment firm. Smashey believed the ability to communicate, a strong work ethic and networking skills were crucial to success. Smashey ' s goals were to receive his master ' s degree and start plartning for retirement early in life. " It was always a goal of mine to be financially successful, " Smashey said. " I was very goal- oriented. I felt that as long as I continued to improve on my communication skills, I would have had a successful career. " With a degree from Northwest, Smashey believed he would have the resources to thrive in his career field, something Bolin could attest to in consideration of his successful career. by Eric Davis ACAOKMIC SUCCKSSKS t 3S A JOURNALISM MAJOR, Michelle Krambeck applies her writing abilities as a Tower staff reporter. Krambeck was also majoring in government and minoring in biology. Portrait by Sarah Phipps ATTHE DECEMBER graduation, Lisa Gruenloh informs graduates of the path she has chosen since graduating from Northwest. Gruenloh had a career that Michelle Krambeck could have chosen upon graduation. Photo by Jason Myers 136 ACADEMICS Working with policies and bills is a u aiiinals p I V J . 0 ' t desired career pntli rAVflij:]|[i 4:viMa Thf Dream: A career as a lobbyist The Student: Michelle Krambeck, a jounalism and government double major The Alumna: Lisa Gruenloh, «ho worked for senator Jim KJohnson . m Since graduating from Northwest in 1992 with a double major in broadcasting and govemment,Lisa Griienloh had many different jobs. After holding jobs that were not ideal for her, Gruenloh decided she wanted a change and began to look for different jobs. " It was an election year when I was ready to move on, " Gruenloh said. " So I was looking at different political campaigns that I could get on and get some experience in. I ended up working on Alan Wheat ' s senate campaign against John Ashcroft. " Since working for Senator Jim Johnson of South Dakota, Gruenloh thought she had found the perfect job. , " I was excited to work on (Capital Hill), and the work that I was doing was much like what I had been doing in my past several jobs, " Gruenloh said. " Then I was walking to the elevator and noticed that the office next to us was John Glenn ' s office. It kind hit me where I was, and I realized that I was in a special place. " Gruenloh gave Northwest ' s first December graduation commencement address. Michelle Krambeck, a double major in journalism and government with a minor in biology, was set to either work in journalism or government. The experience of being Student Senate president gave Krambeck the opportunity to meet people that helped shape her future plans. She received an internship with the Missouri Department of Higher Education, working for Kalla Stoupe. " I met Kalla Stoupe when I was Student Senate president, when Northwest won the quality award, " Krambeck said. " I went to the celebration, and I was sitting by her, and we began to talk, and she said I should apply to be her intern. I wrote her speeches and things like that. I got to do all kinds of legislative stuff. " With the experience Krambeck received while working in Jefferson City, Mo., she thought she knew what she wanted to do with her life. " I would have liked to have been a lobbyist, " Krambeck said. " I wanted to lobby for child advocacy, welfare and Medicare, something like that. I would have loved to work for a senator and do research for bills that they did not know much about, or do research if they were going to write a bill. " With Gruenloh ' s career where she wanted it, and Krambeck ' s career on path, they both believed Northwest gave them a great start to their future. by jason Hoke ACAOKMIC SUCCKSSKS 137 Different directions based on Northwest r mean success in life HiminM HQfliiij iK Weldon Dowden, 1956 Totver yearbook The Dream: A career as a flnancial analyst The Student: Julia Bookless, junior, flnance major Weldon Dowden was bom and raised in Maryville. When he graduated from high school, he had little interest in attending college. Dowden enrolled in Northwest Missouri State Teachers College because it cost only $50 per semester, and he made the basketball team. He admitted The Alumnus: Weldon Dowden, athletics, track in addition to basketball, kept him in school. However, before worldwide manager of corporate safety for Phillips 66 Dowden left in 1956, he had a chemistry degree with minors in math and general science and a bachelor ' s of science in secondary education. Dowden took his wide variety of expertise and put it to use in Borger, Texas, working as a chemist for Phillips 66. After a few years he became a manager for the company. Over the next 25 years, Dowden made stops in Beatrice, Neb., Houston and Chicago, managing plants, overseeing operations and working his way up the corporate ladder. In 1984, Dowden made his final move to Bartlesville, Okla., to become the worldwide manager of corporate safety for Phillips 66. Although Dowden retired in 1992, he never forgot how Northwest and certain faculty members had helped him. Dowden said he would always look back on his experiences at Northwest as the preparation that was necessary for life. " I remembered standing on a platform in the middle of the North Seas, looking out over the water, wondering how a farm kid from Maryville ended up here, " Dowden said. " Northwest definitely made the difference. " Forty-seven years after Dowden graduated, students like Julia BookleSS still formed their futures by following their passions. " I got into finance as a major because I loved numbers, and I always wanted to work as a financial analyst, " Bookless said. Bookless was a member of the wind symphony, the Bearcat Marching Band, Sigma Alpha lota and was president of Financial Management Association. " I felt Northwest gave me what it took to make it in the world, " Bookless said. " This was definitely the place for me. " by Ted Place 138 ACADKMICS Front Row: Or A. Schwab, Dr. V. Albertmi. Dr. M. J«weR. Dr. C Fusion, Dr K Rhodes. Dr B Richards, and S. Emerson. Row 2: Dr. G. Roper and Dr. B Hansel Row 3 Or. B Litte. Dr W TrowbrMge. Dr. C. Fry. Or M Hobbs. Sergei. E Redding-Kaler and E. Winter Back Row: Dr J Loomis, P Jones. Dr. L. May. Or. C. Goad. Dr. 0. Slater and J. Hurst. Front Row: Karen Hoskey. Diane Krueger and Peter ArKlerson Row 2 Charles Dodds, Don Hagan. Marcus Gillespie. Joe Reese. Owight Maxwell Back Row: Ted Gouge. Gregory Haddock. Jeff Bradley and Richard Felton. nt :c|444:Md:ir(ae|4iI«iIeftV ' ' cO AS SHE SITS through a Financial Management Association meeting. Julia Bookless learns about the Edward Jones financial company. Bookless hoped to secure a position as a financial analysis!. Photo by Sarah Phipps " ¥ ACADEMIC SUCCK E 139 140 Academics Many options for career paths stem from the same major ng J ' I The Dream: A carver working Mith unimals The Student: Jeff O ' Neal, sophomore, zooloR major The Alumna: I.ind Borjjedalem- Baer, co-owner of Aheomm Inc., a medical education company Flexibility within majors gave students many career choices upon graduation. Jeff O ' Neal, who planned to graduate in 2001, and Linda Borgedalem- Baer,who graduated in 1983, were both zoology majors who took different paths from the same major. O ' Neal chose zoology as his major because of his love for animals. " When I was growing up, I always liked science, and I loved working with animals, " O ' Neal said. " I figured that (zoiilogy) was a major that I would be good in. " Borgedalem-Baer chose zoology for different reasons. " I had always liked sciences, and I thought I was going to become a physician, " Borgedalem-Baer said. " Pre-professional zoology was the highest science degree you could get. " Borgedalem-Baer was the co-owner of Abcomm Inc., a medical education company. The company coordinated educational programs for doctors, pharmacists and nurses to keep them current on new technologies and findings in the medical field. Borgedalem-Baer said involvement in campus activities was instrumental. During her junior and senior years, she was the first female Student Senate president in Northwest ' s 76-year history. Borgedalem-Baer was the president of the Pre-Med club, a member of Cardinal Key and an ambassador. O ' Neal believed involvement would assist him in the future. He was a member of the chemistry club, which organized the junior Science Olympiad, a day of science-related activitiesfor high school students. " It was fun helping (the students) because when I was in high school, I came up here and did the same thing, " O ' Neal said. " It was cool to be on the other end, asking them questions, trying to stump them. " O ' Neal planned to work with animals, unlike Borgedalen-Baer, who worked with people. " I would have rather worked with animals than worked with humans because animals were harder to understand, " O ' Neal said. " You could not have really just talked to them. " O ' Neal was hoping to receive a seasonal zoo-keeping job during the summer. He worked on a llama ootogy maior. pNaai twped to f rm in the past, where he dealt with the owner ' s llamas, cattle, horses and dogs. MWtiisdegrM , o develop a Despite the differences between the two, O ' Neal and Borgedalen-Baer proved to be very much the ' aueer »»ofVing or ■ =fwft) by Amy same. They both believed determination was the core of success. ' ' by Sara Ramsey IN HIS VERTEBRATE ::i8ss, Jeff O Nea) reviews ntormation wnth lis lab partner uMt eforeDr. urtHaberyan tarts class A ACADEMIC Succrsses 141 Internships provide extra security in law enforcement fields aia ma When most people thought of a secret service agent they tended to think the The Dream: X ' career as an FBI individual graduated from college in the criminal justice area. The Student ' Sean That was not true in all instances. Don Schneider ' s college W- experience first started in 1964, but then he enlisted in the Marine Corps. After pubbc administration returning from Vietnam, Schneider graduated in 1970 with a bachelor of art major ■■ The Alumnus: Don degree in economics; he then went to graduate school to receive his master ' s Schneider, secret service agent in business in 1971. Schneider then went into the secret service. 1 " We said that secret service was a very mission-orientated career, " Schneider said. " Most interesting was the physical protection of the president and the president ' s immediate family. " Schneider now lived in St. Louis and was in charge of the St. Louis office for the U.S. Secret Service until he retired in January 1999. His last job before retiring was protecting Pope John Paul II during his visit to St. Louis. Schneider ' s advice to students wanting to go into law enforcement was to start planning now. " Find an internship at a law enforcement (agency) the summer of your junior year, " Schneider said. Taking that opportunity, Sean Humphrey, public administration major and criminal justice minor, planned on doing an internship through the government department in Londo n. " There was going to be a criminal justice class that compared and contrasted different criminal justice systems, " Humphrey said. " Then I was going to have an internship with Scotland Yard or the London Manchester Police Department. " Humphrey ' s dream was to become an FBI agent. " It still was law enforcement, but it was a chance to still go out, and there was a lot of moving involved, " Humphrey said. " You got to see a lot of the country and got to deal with different people than you did when you were a police officer in a town. " From Schneider ' s experiences and the dream Humphrey desired, they both knew that by planning early, the result would have been rewarding. by Nicole Fuller 142 ACAOKMICS E ' iow: Mictwal Stwner. Or JanKw Falcone, Dr. Joel aiKl Dr. Dk FieW. Back Row: Tom Cameal, Tom K. Dr Rtck Frucht arvJ Df Jim Etswert ACADEMIC SUCCCaSKS 143 Filler classes determine successful future career for a student iiau[isii [H[iikTiis»[«i I The Dream: To teach English The Student: Angela Brown, graduate student, secondary education- English major The Alumna: Vicki Baker, associate superintendent for education services for North Kansas City school district In the spring semester of 1970, Vicki Baker was preparing to graduate from Northwest with a degree in chemistry. Since she only lacked a few credits to graduate. Baker was not considered a full-time student. That put her in a predicament. Baker, an involved member of Phi Mu fraternity, was faced with the prospect of not being eligible for membership in the group. To fill her schedule, she added education courses to her transcript. " I thought they were blow-off classes, " Baker said. " I went in for t he wrong reason, but it was the right thing to do. " One of her professors. Dr. Homer LeMar, asked Baker why she was not interested in a career in education. Although she liked the classes. Baker was not interested in a career in that field. " I said, ' Look at them. They made students pass so many artificial hurdles and taught them things that were not relevant to their lives, ' " Baker said. " He responded, ' You just gave me the best reason you should be one. ' " After 29 years as a teacher, then a principal and finally the associate superintendent for the North Kansas City School District, it seemed Baker made the right decision. Like Baker, Angela BrOWn did not originally intend to pursue a career in education. After receiving a degree in technical writing from Missouri Western State College, Brown worked for The St. Joseph Convention of Business Bureau in St. Joseph, Mo. " I worked in the business world, but I did not feel like was I making a difference, " Brown said. " Hopefully by teaching I would. " Brown planned on making an impact on her students by teaching English. She was determined to make her class fun, but educational. Student teaching at St. Joseph Christian High School reaffirmed Brown ' s desire to work toward a teacher ' s certificate. Although neither Baker nor Brown intended to enter the education field, and each did not make their decisions until late in their college careers, both found the field rewarding. by Eric Davis Vicki Baker, 1970 Totver yearbook 144 Academics AFTER RECEIVING A degree in technical writing. Angela Brown discovered she had another calling. Brown attended Northwest to receive her master ' s degree m education. Photo by Amy Roh " Ont Row Carolyn McCall, JacKie Loucks. Carol eerdsma. Nancy Riley and Jill Mooticue Back Row: Jerry nght. Andree Baytiss. Jean Bouas. Shirety Steffens. Betty Jth. Pat Thompson and Margaret Drew. Front Row Jefl Ferguson. Gina Scott. Janet Reusser and Ann BreKKe Row 2 Jim Redd. Richard Alsup. Gary Collins and Sandi Mull Back Row Mel Tjeerdsma. Dave Cutton. Terry Robertson and Donna LirKlenmeier. AcADCMic Successes 14S Success is seen in the amount of work dedicated early on in college a»ii:ta Dr.Cjclll McKinzie obtained her lengthy education in a timely manner by continuing upper-level education until she finished her Ph.D. Following in similar path, Denise HerberS graduated with a The Dream: A career in education The Student: Denise Berbers, graduate student, secondary business education degree and was in pursuit of her master ' s. secondary business McKinzie graduated from Northwest in 1960 as a secondary education major education The Alumna: Gail McKinzie, Superintendent of the Illinois Indian Prairie School District emphasising in English and French. She graduated with a master ' s in English. In 1976 she received her doctorate from Iowa State University . Herbers desired to teach high school business and computer classes. Later she wanted to become a professor. McKinzie was employed as superintendent of the Illinois Indian Prairie School District. One of the most rewarding things McKinzie did as superintendent was to start an at risk program for students that were not succeeding in school. Student teaching and professional studies classes had been an important aspect to preparing Herbers for what she expected to face after college. Influences during McKinzie ' s career at Northwest were Dr. Virgil Albertini and Opal Eckert. Albertini, an English professor, made an impression because all of his classes were interesting. Eckert was a confidence builder for McKinzie. " She was energetic but demanding, " McKinzie said. " She always said there was nothing you could not do. " Since eighth grade, Herbers had been pushed to become a teacher. In eighth grade she was a teacher ' s aid for the computer courses, and she was convinced to consider teaching. McKinzie advised students in education to student teach or volunteer in order to find out if education was right for them. Not specializing too soon, was advice McKinzie gave to students in the education field. " Your employability was greater with a broad background, " McKinzie said. Though McKinzie and Herbers may not have had the same aspirations, they both realized the importance of applying themselves early in their college careers. by Jammie Silvey 146 ACADEMICS Fiont Row Frances Shipley Row 2: Peggy Miller, Lila Htrauf. Pat Gross. Teresa McKee and Diana Richardson. 8Kk Row: Jenetl Ciak. Duane Hazetton, Beth Goudge. Lauren Leach and Ann Rowtette I4 irjl:ii»lk il4i?lfili Front Row: Becky Hendnx, Shelly Hiatt. Gini Huston, Mike Thomson. Carta Edwards and JK Brewers. Back Row: Douglas Dunham. Larry Riley. Apnl Haberyan. Carol Claflin. Ken Hill. Mary Hutchinson and Roger Neustadter MALI ■lem AS A GRADUATE student. Denise Herbers instructs a section of Using Computers at Northwest. Many other graduate students paid their way through graduate school as assistants to professors. Photo by Sarah Phipps ACAOCMIC Successes 147 ASA BROADCAST ma)or. Hilarie Jezik gets additional experience outside of the classroom, Jezik worked for " Bearcat Update. " Photo by Sarah Phipps 148 ACADEMICS Working in brc adcasting ' does not always invol vf l nng an o.. .. , . . I i:]a:ii iiii:i4aia i«i I ' he Dream A degree in broadcasting at Northwest made people think of disk jiKkey or cameramen jobs. However, times changed, and two Northwest students changed the course of their major from the expected. career in hroudcasting The Student: Hilarie Je ik. senitir. Hilarie Jezik decided early to do something related to broadcasting. broadcasting major " I took a mass media class in high school, " jezik said. " We did a lot of The .-Vlumnus: Jeff Hutcheon. commercials for TV and radio and that was when I knew what I wanted to do. (ieneral Sales Manaser for Fox " ' ' " behind, not in front of the camera. I wanted to be in the Sports Suuth «est creahve part. Jezik got involved right away at Northwest, and that was part of what made the difference. " My first week here 1 was working on a show, " Jezik said. " That got me started learning equipment and getting involved. Soon I started getting positions to where I got keys to the building, and I could play whenever I wanted. I had a lot of chances to leam and get better. " While Jezik was pursuing the road of broadcasting, a Northwest alumni, who also received a degree in broadcasting, took another path in regard to his future. Jef I Hutcheon, class of 1989, was down in Texas as the General Sales Manager for Fox Sjwrts Southwest in Dallas. He oversaw all sales and advertising for the network from a five- state area. He also managed eight national sales offices in charge of $30 million daily. " I always wanted to be involved in sports, " Hutcheon said. " Selling sports property made it work. People got emotionally involved in sports ... and we helped tie them together. Sports crossed racial and sexual boundaries across the region, and that was what we thrived on, made it work. And it was exciting for us to have provided a chance for corporate America to get involved. " Hutcheon had some advice for other mass communication department students. " Get involved in as many different aspects as you could, " Hutcheon said. " See all the different sides — sales, promotions, discover what your skills were. Also, get an internship. It was a great way to feel a company out and for them to feel you out and see what it was like on a daily basis. " One major, but students who took much different paths. by Jason Tarwater ACADKMIC Successes 149 personal skills have big marketing .c..ue beyond Northwest ' s doors Siail fAlMlllIM: The Dream: A career in finance The Student: Stefanie Meyer, senior, finance major The Alumnus: John Moore, supervisor, Federal Reserve Bank Sometimes receiving an education went far beyond just what one learned in a classroom. Getting to the top did not always take an ivy league education. The size of the Northwest campus allowed students to develop something that may have been more useful — interpersonal skills. Jonn Moore graduated from Northwest in 1978. He now supervised over 2,200 people at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Moore was a business and finance major and looked back on Northwest with fondness. Moore worked alongside graduates from Yale, Princeton and Harvard and felt he gained something his coworkers did not from their larger, more prestigious institutions. Moore was always involved on campus during his time at Northwest. His senior year, he served as Student Senate president. The skills and leadership roles he gained at Northwest gave him an advantage in a world where others had more sophisticated educations. " I did not always use what I learned in my classes, but I always used people skills, " Moore said. The importance of developing those skills were not overlooked by finance and statistics major Stefanie Meyer. She took advantage of getting involved on campus. Meyer was a Resident Assistant, a peer advisor, a member of Mortor Board, Financial Management Association, Delta Mu Delta, Aftermath, Kappa Psi, the Bearcat Marching Band, Student Senate and the National Residence Hall Honorary society. If leadership and people skills helped one advance in the world of banking, Meyer would have been well-prepared. Moore continued to support the University long after he graduated. He understood the value of what Meyer experienced at Northwest. " When you looked at the world of finance, you thought of numbers, deals and the bottom line, " Moore sa id. " You must have learned about people and values as well. You could benefit just as much from that as from the discipline of finance. " If Moore was correct, Meyer would have had no trouble entering the world of finance with her Northwest experience. by Michelle Krambeck ISO ACAOKMICS fmn Row: B«n Collier. Mary Scott arxl John Baker Back Front Row: Qeroge Qille, Johanne Fanchild. Duane Jewell tkm Ed Browtng. Patrick McLaughlin. RahnI Wood and a " Arley Larson. Back Row: Tom Zweifel. Gerald Brown. Mh1( Jeiavwh. C.K. Allen, Dennis Padgitt, Alex Ching and Man in Hoskey. BEING INVOLVED IN campus Is important to finance major Stefanie Meyer. Meyer was a Resident Assistant, a peer advisor and was a member of various organizations and honor societies. Porlnat by Amy Roh (•t»tN i AC« IS1 BROADCASTER ERIC TAYLOR works as a disc jockey at the campus radio station. KDLX. Taylor kept in close contact with alumnus Mike Madrigal, often asking him for advice in the field of radio. Portrait by Jason Hoke 1S2 ACADEMICS Radio broadcasting holds past siirrcs well as future The Drvam: A ' " ' ' ' ' where big company buy-outs continually narrowed job possibilities for caretT in radio broadcasting young graduates, one Northwest alumnus found the key to more than just survival. With skills he learned from hands-on college experience, Mike Mcldrigcll had The Student: Kric Taylor, senior, broadcasting j g nationally recognized status that gave broadcasting major Eric Ttiy l(ir hope. niaj«»r The Alumnas: Madrigal was a 1991 graduate and Jacor Communications, Inc. Creative Services Mike Madrigal, Creative Services Director for the WestCoast Region and KIIS-FM in Los Angeles. Achieving recognition Director for the West Coast ' ' " ° desire that became a dream come true as Madrigal tested and perfected Kll s KM ' I his broadcasting skills through his Northwest experiences. ■HBtSbHiBHHHH Madrigal said future broadcasters should do as much radio work as possible. " All broadcasting majors should have spent at least three years devoted to KXCV or KDLX, " Madrigal said. " Nothing could beat the experience of a real facility. " Taylor realized the importance of in ollege radio experience, holding jobs at KDLX, KXCV and the television station KNWT-TV8. He knew internships would be a factor in his chances for future success. Madrigal strongly supported internships as a mearis of gaining true-to-life work background. " Getting an internship was the most crucial thing a student could do, " Madrigal said. " I did my internship with KY-102 in Kansas City, and it really put things in perspective and encouraged me. " Madrigal went on to get his first job, mixing commercials as a creative director at " The Eagle " in Dallas. When he captured his position at KIIS-FM, Madrigal felt a sense of accomplishment and awe, realizing the benefits of putting everything into doing something he loved. " Sometimes I had to stop what I was doing at work and just look around, think where I really was and what I was truly doing, " Madrigal said. Taylor knew he needed to maintain connections with people in his field, in order to reach his dream. " I kept in contact with Mike, and he was always ready to help me, " Taylor said. " That really encouraged me and made me realize that sometimes it was more who people knew than what they did that gave them success. " Madrigal loved his job, which pushed him each step of the way. Taylor shared that love for broadcasting and hoped his work would materialize to give him the success Madrigal had already tasted. by Laura Pearl ACAOKMIC SUCCKSSKS 1 S3 11 M « -» -» 111 offers many career paths by ! inp writincf abilities easiiiiai iiianrAisii Writing skills had a significant draw to students. Some students chose to major in journalism because of their love of writing and some because they realized their writing skills needed improvement in order to serve them well in their future career. Marli Murphy, a 1977 graduate, majored in English. She especially enjoyed her feature writing class and believed that writing was her strongest skill. While at Northwest, Murphy worked on the Northwest Missourian, often writing the Stroller column, as well as being the editor for two semesters. A string of jobs after graduation led to the career she now boasted as a senior copy writer for National Seminars Group, as well as a weekly contributing columnist for the Kansas City Star. Working as a columnist was not something Murphy originally planned. " I started out in news, " Murphy said. " Later, I was asked to do lifestyles — the column started as an accident. " Murphy said she really enjoyed the career path she wound up in and would have chosen the same path if she had it to do over. Colin McDonOUgh was a journalism major. While he had some interest in writing, he took on journalism with an ulterior motive; he wanted to improve his writing skills. While he had worked on the Northwest Missourian and Tower Yearbook, he loved sports. " I wanted to be a sports information director at a college or university, " McDonough said. The writing skills would serve him well in his chosen path. However, he also said he gained people skills and communications skills. He was able to network within the University. Murphy had advice for journalism students that all Northwest students could take to heart. " Do not ever feel that your skills and knowledge were in any way inferior because you went to a small university, " Murphy said. " The skills you learned in the journalism department at Northwest would be with you for life. Bigger schools offered less opportunity for experience. " by Kimberly Mansfield The Dream: A career as a sports information director for a college or university The Student: Colin McDonough, senior, journal- ism major The Alumna: Marli Murphy, senior copy writer for National Semi- nars Group and a weekly contrib- uting columnist for the Kansas City Star --TH) ' OUiClATl f fU ISSOCUTED COLLEGIATE 154 ACADEMICS AS A JOURNALISM student. Colin McDonough has the chance to participate in a number of practicums. These practicums included working for the Tower yeartjook. The Northwest Missourian or Heartland View magazine. Portrait by Amy Roh Front Row: Dr. John Jasinski, Tom Wolfe. Jody Strauch. Laura Widmer and Matt Rouch. Back Row: Willie Adams. Ken Wilkie. Matt Bosisio, Fred Lamer. Maria McCrary and Dr. Joe Blaney. Front Row: Ann Clark. Dr Gerald Kramer. Cindy Kenkel. Dr. Jim Walker and Dr Edwin Ballantyne Back Row: Russ Northup. Dr Sharon Browning. Frank Markham. Dr. Thomas Billesbach and Don Nothstme ACADEMIC Successes IBS ON THE SET of " The Roommate Game, " Director for the week Rich Pereksta checks the position of the studio lights. Pereksta came to Northwest because of the hands-on experiences it offered to broadcasting students. Photo by Amy Ftoh ise Academics 1 Northwest offers stud -s what- few other schools c ] — exopriPT rp Thi- Drt ' am: A fl carttT in p st- pnxluctiun and editing film The Student: Rich Pereksta, senior, broadcasting major The Alumnus: Steve Savard, a CBS broadcaster The value ot handsH n experience was priceless for a broadcasting major. One of Northwest ' s greatest assets was the ability for freshmen to work with equipment. Ste ' e Savard, a CBS sports broadcaster from St. Louis, stressed the significance and importance of hands-on experience. Savard, a 1986 graduate, spent his career at Northwest as a journalism major, fcKusing on sports writing as sports editor of the Northwest Missimrian. Although Savard was unsure where he would end up, his speech instructor, Fred Lamer, had a suspicion. Following a speech by Savard, Lamer pulled him aside and asked if he had an interest in broadcasting. Lamer convinced him to take the introductory courses, but Savard remained uninterested. " Lamer proved to be prophetic, " Savard said. " I ended up in front of a camera, and I loved what I did. " Savard ' s advice to all broadcasting majors was to take advantage of the resources Northwest had. " Get as much hands-on experience as you could, " Savard said. " In front of the camera, operating the camera, editing and writing for broadcasting. " Senior broadcasting major Rich Pereksta had done just that. He chose Northwest over larger schools because of the opportunities for freshmen to start off behind the camera. Pereksta began working with a camera before coming to Maryville. As a freshmen at Northwest, he continued to do the same, this time with friends interested in the same field with similar goals. That experience paid off for Pereksta. Following graduation, he planned to start film school in Orlando, Ra. Pereksta was interested in working behind the camera and with post-production and editing. He would have liked to one day work with movies. Pereksta knew what Savard meant when he said to look for hands-t n experience. That experience gave Pereksta the same quality education it had given Savard. by Michelle Krambeck ACAOCMIC SUCCESSES 157 Overseas experiences desired to build a varied resume aiifliinix«:rii [«4 The Dream: A career in politics The Student: Jarrod James, junior, political science major The Alumna: Jenifer Harr, graduate student at University of Cambridge With some of the same goals while attending Northwest, Jenifer Hair and Jarrod James both thought of studying overseas and implementing public policy after college. After graduating in 1996, Harr applied for the British Marshal Scholarship, which was a two-year scholarship that funded studies overseas. Receiving the scholarship gave Harr the chance to pursue her master ' s and Ph.D. Studying overseas was not something Harr had considered, but, with help from the scholarship, she took advantage of it. When Harr was done with her Ph.D. studies, she wanted to work in public policy and help people with disabilities. " I was interested in public policy, whether that would be at the elementary level or higher education, " Harr said. " I wanted to bring a positive change to wherever I was. " Not able to study overseas for the first part of his college career, James also thought about going abroad. But being on the Northwest football team stopped him from doing that. " I would have liked to have studied abroad, but it was one of those things where football had kind of got in the way, " James said. James thought experiences from the football field gave him good skills to build upon. " It took up a lot of time, especially during the season, it helped you get into a structure, " James said. " Being on the team and working with a group of guys could not have hurt at all. Just working with so many guys, from different areas, different backgrounds and being with them every day, trying to come to a common goal, that was something you would have found in a lot of business and politics. " Another goal James had was to work on his master ' s, but was focused on getting out of Northwest and into a job in politics. " I would have liked to get a master ' s, " James said. " I saw myself going back and getting more education. I wanted to try to work in the government for a senator at the state or national level or a lobbying group. " Two different people, both hoping to make a positive impact on the public, were headed in the right direction, with their Northwest experiences there to guide them. by Jason Hoke ASA i CRIMINIAL justice major, Jarrod James plans to study abroad and work on his master ' s degree. He hoped to secure a job in politics. Photo by Amy Roh 1S8 ACAOKMICS ACADKMIC SUCCKSSKS 1 S9 new technology gained popularity in the classrooms of Northwest in the fall. Many professors began the school year by familiarizing themselves with PowerPoint, a computer program that helped develop multimedia presentations with text, graphics and animation. Some professors, including Dr. Douglas Dunham, began using it in the summer. " At first I was against Power Point, but now I think it is great, " Dunham said. Dunham tried it with some of his students during summer sessions and y o asked them which they liked best between the program outline notes. The majority of the students thought PowerPoint was better. Dunham enjoyed using PowerPoint because the program made it easy to highlight main topics, update, rearrange notes and was more visually appealing than a teacher writing on the board. " A great part about it was that the notes given in class were the same notes as online, so if they missed class, which they should not, they knew exactly what we went over in class, " Dunham said. Several of Danielle Saunders, had several professorsthat used the program and she was pleased with the results. " I had been in a few classes where the professor used PowerPoint, and I had to say that it was definitely better than notes on the board, " Saunders said. " It not only kept the professor focused, but it helped establish an outline. " PowerPoint did not keep Professor Tom Spencer from using the boards in the classroom. He did not want students to automatically depend on it. " PowerPoint made it easier to use maps, saved students from bad art work, and the outlines were the same as online notes, " Spencer said. For both students and teachers at Northwest, PowerPoint seemed to be the wave of the future in classroom technology. by Emily Vaughn iLiiVi HlLiJIk il did not like was that students had a tendency to pay more attention to their notes, rather than what I was saying, Assistant Professor Joe Blaney said. INTRODUCTION TO STRUCTURED Programming, taught by Instructor Gary Ury, uses PowerPoint during a lecture. PowerPoint became a more preferred way of teaching because It allowed instructors to give more information to students. Photo by Jason Myers Computer program lets teachers present clearer, more interactive notes leo AcAoeMics POWEItl OINT 161 ith the addition of a new major and two new minors. Northwest students were given the opportunity to place their focus on new areas of study. After the careful assessment and discussion of an advisory committee from the region and the media industry, the Mass Communication and Marketing Management ■ ■ B w.w B w v .f H . departments teamed up in the creation of an advertising major, which awaited approval by the Coordinating Board of Higher Education. mJ-ilt; d itJW Ben Spiking did not realize the advertising major was available until he had yGoirS W6 Ha-Q already chosen journalism as his field of study. After hearing about the major, wanted to expand he decide d to give it a try. our advertising " I thought tWs major was a pretty clever idea, " Spiking said. " I thought it would give me a chance to be creative. " The Mass Communication Department also added a multimedia minor to its fields of study which required four courses from the mass communication area and four from the field of computer science. This gave them adequate backgrounds for a variety of job opportunities in the multimedia field, including software development, corporate web page development and many others. The addition of an international studies political science minor continued to diversify the curriculum. Political Science Chair Richard Fulton helped to formulate this minor and then served as its adviser. " I thought that interest in this new minor would help to encourage the people in the area to increase their international knowledge and skills, " Fulton said, having perceived that the middle region of the United States tended to focus on government rather than history. The adddition of the new major and minors opened entirely new fields of study for students, making the university a more diverse environment of studies. by Laura Pearl offerings. We were elated when the proposed major was passed by the University, Assistant Professor Laura Widmer said. IN VISUAL BASIC, Jeremy Walker follows along with Carol Spradllng ' s lecture on his monitor. Visual Basic required students to spend time on projects outside of classtime. Photo by Amy Rah Ac; tr ' .. I ;ranis merge —----- ' lid minors 162 ACADKMICB New Majors and minors 163 ' ) AT THE GROUNDBREAKING for the new Biomass Processing Center, Jason Helton, Bert Bock, Russ Lindenlaub and Bob Bush dig in. The new processing center created pellets used to heat the University. Photo by Amy Roh TO CONTROL POPULATION, Dennis Padgitt and Tammy Naylor flush embryos from a Holstein cow. Breeding times were controlled to insure healthier calves and to accurately predict the time of a calf ' s birth. Photo by Amy Roh. AT MILKING TIME, Ray Ashbaugh prepares to place the milker on a cow ' s udder. The farm had 45 cows that were milked twice a day, and the milk was then sold to Roberts Dairy of Omaha, Neb. Photo by Amy Roh J ORTHWll. B ' OMASSlwCESSINGtiUTER 164 ACAOCMICS AFTER MILKING THE .- A a! I ' e University Fann, Ray Ashbaugh takes the milk to a one-month-oW calf. There w«ere 1 1 calts on the (arm that AaMMughand otfwrs cared lor. PtK» byAmy Roh he AgricuUua " Department at Northwest proved its desire for innovation that benefited both the farmer and the consumer. The use of artificial insemination on li vestiKk and an energy-saving process being developed for the pelletization and reuse of animal waste on the University Farm were two of the greatest strides the department had taken toward agricultural efficiency. The benefits of artificial insemination, according to Josh Wall, were numerous. Perhaps the greatest attribute of the system was that breeding times could be more controlled. Therefore, the calf had a greater chance for success. Professor of Agriculture Dennis Padgitt, who was also involved in the project, explained that the main focus of this technique was in the raising of dairy cattle. When a Holstein cow was artificially inseminated, advanced ' ilci:HHiHiiJ:l = Within 20 days, we could know whether or not equipment, such as ultrasound, were used to see if the cow was pregnant. Another new idea was in the form of pellets — hog pellets. Waste from tnt? CO w W do livestock was taken from the University Farm, and the liquid was separated Ol l tO na,Ve 3. from the solid. The liquid was treated in a lagoon, while the solid waste was C3,lr. W ithin 60 mixed with vegetative agents such as switch grass, com stalks, or sawdust. da.yS We COUld The use of this technique had one major benefit. The solid mixture of animal determine the waste and plant remains were burned for energy, just as paper pellets and qpy Pr ' nf ' pQQrjr nf wood chips had been. " Pig manure had received the majority of research efforts, but any livestock waste could have been used, " Duane Jewell said. The Agriculture Department ' s future plans included continuing to experi- ment in the fields of reusing animal waste and in artificial insemination. By applying new techniques and proceeding with advanced research in the field, the department hoped to make farming in Northwest Missouri a more advanced science than ever before. by Matthew Pearl Agricultre Dennis Padgitt said. iinna: .......... v. technology give Univf pper hand AomcuLTuite Kesearch tes or some students, classes were different from what they were used to. The classroom atmosphere changed dramatically when the teacher appeared on a television screen, rather than at the front of the classroom. In distance learning classes, students in more than one school participated in classes together by watching each other on television monitors. With new technology available to the professor, they were able to show videos, computer programs, transparencies or even a picture in a book to all the students, in all of the classrooms simultaneously. Northwest began a program that offered distance learning classes in 1996 in conjunction with North Central Missouri College in Trenton. After the TG P ' Ular Ipa ruin O ' initial classes with Trenton, other schools joined the connection of schools to TT-pQ-nV " T ' ooTYicm enable students to receive a better education. These schools made up the 4aii fiii[i]i These programs were not cheap, but it was an alternative to Executive Director of Northwest Education Consortium, said Northwest Missouri Educational Consortium. One of the benefits to distance learning was that smaller schools benefited more because there were more classes offered. For many students, the only way they could get the class they needed was to take it through the distance learning program. " Introduction to Literature (as a modular learning class) was the only literature class that fit into my schedule, " Ryan Whiting said. Another program began offering classes online when Northwest joined forces with the Colorado Electronic Community College. This allowed CECC students to complete a business degree from Northwest online. Northwest also looked into joining Metropolitan Community Colleges in Kansas City, Mo., to offer online courses to their students. Closing the door to the past. Northwest took steps to the future by adding technologically advanced classes to increase Northwest ' s opportunities for education. by Emily Vaughn IVATiHU partnr 166 ACAOKMieS I 1 I " 1 I I - X 1 r t id new ■ growth mMmsaamsm h ■«. " v IN THE CENTER for Informational and TechfKJiogical Education office at the B.D Owens Library. Laurel Bloom works on tfie set up of the modular leamtng program. Modular learning would allow students to learn interactively on the Internet. Photo by Amy Roh OlSTANCK LKARNINO 167 h} nn m e bold, bright colors of yellow and red waved briskly in the hot summer breeze at AriBvhead Stadium. In the midst of many tents sporting the Kansas City Chiefs ' colors, a lone tentlooked out of place as it proudly wore the colors of green and white. The Northwest Alumni team was preparing for 1998 ' s first alumni event, a tailgate party and I H y H ■ H I game at Arrowhead Stadium. Northwest graduates from the 1960s through Social activities like these, were great ways to get the alumni 1998 assembled under the tent. Linda Moon, class of 1980, was one of 175 alumni signed up to attend the tailgate party and had a special reason to be there. It was her 40th birthday. " I thought it would be a good opportunity for my husband and children to meet alumni in Kansas City and to reunite with old acquaintances, " Moon connected back to ' ■ IIQ nf l rr»T ' ' HT A7 ' PQf ' game allowed alumni to support recent alumnus Jesse Haynes. Haynes was scheduled to play in that night ' s preseason game. " With the early anticipation of Jesse Haynes ' success, it made this event even more appropriate, " Alumni Director Mike Johnson said. Football became the focus of more alumni events as Project Big Screen was announced to many excited alumni. Big Screen set up 10 locations all over the United States for alumni to watch a Bearcat football game via satellite. Activities such as the these and homecoming events were just some of the plans the Alumni Foundation held to keep in touch with former students. A business card exchange program, which helped alumni give connections in the job market, and Career Networking, for internship opportunities, were some of the programs that had been started. The Alumni Foundation strove to be an active organization that gave many opportunities for alumni to reach out to each other and enjoy themselves while doing so. by Jackie Tegen We worked hard to let each alumni know what progress was being made at their alma mater, Alumni Director Mike Johnson said. THE JUMBOTRON AT Arrowhead Stadium displays visiting groups including the Northwest Alumni, at the Aug. 20 preseason game. It was an alumni tradition to attend a Kansas City Chiefs preseason game each year. Photo by Sarah Phipps Alumni kick off the year with tailgate party at Kansas City Chiefs game 1S8 ACADEMICS K.C. WOLF AND Bobby Bearcat posa lor pictures with Dr Dean Hubbard ' s grandson. Chartie, dunng the tailgate party Former Bearcat Stepper Maggie O ' Reily also made appearances at the party Photo by Sarah Phipps NORTHWEST ALUMNI JOIN the tradition ol the tailgate parties at Arrowhead. The activities of the event Included a barbecue and prize giveaways. Photo by Matt McBee ii. » E(rRC6T F6HS f Alumni Foundation 169 Jl We started looking at our budgets a year ahead of when the new year started, so this last July and August we were looking ahead to the next year ' s (budget), Ray Courter, vice president for finance and support services, said. n college campuses, money was always a big factor. Every year schools raised their tuition cost, yet each year that did not seem to be enough. At the start of the 1997-98 school year at Northwest, the budget was set at about $45 million. At the end of the 1998 fiscal year, the balance was about $867,000 under budget. The Office of Finance and Support Services kept an eye on what the budget would look like in five years by using graphs, charts and spreadsheets. Planning ahead included evaluating individual department budgets. The History, Humanities and Philosophy department was about $900 under the set operating budget of about $10,000, the department ' s chair Thomas Cameal I said. " We were able to keep under the budget due to a lot of close and hard work, " Cameal said. " To keep under budget I made sure that all of the faculty kept their expenses to a minimum. We also got away from making too many copies, which was a big factor in cost. " Last year, the Communications and Theatre Arts department was under budget, except for money that was set aside for the forensics team. It was over budget due to the cost of sending students to national competitions, which was unexpected at the start of the year. " Each year we started with a fixed budget, which included the necessities, and the cost for things we knew about ahead of time, " Dr. Theo Ross, communication and theatre arts department chair, said. " Then, we went from there. " Every year, the department chairs tried to control their department ' s budget. With advanced and careful planning, departments at Northwest worked hard to keep their budgets in line. by Emily Vaughn PRESIDENT DEAN Hubbard and Provost Tim Gilmore play with a fictitious chess set with icons representing the different departments at Northwest. Each department was responsible for keeping the money allocated to them under control. Photo Illustration by Sarah Phipps zmwmmumzmm i and PlCLXXJ-i-XlX . XXJ. 1 f T " rmr . 170 ACADEMICS University Budget 1997-1998 $5,587,449.00 College ol ProlessKxial and Applied Studies i C my uWi Scaanca Inlonnaton Sy«Mn«4l . B Mmb CoffwnunicMKin 96 ' . AgncUhn 21 N B Aixotfilwi u . Economics Fnanca 10% ■i Uafdaang ft Uanagwnan 7S b Kji n Stgu . Kim Pam Sarah McFariaiKl College of Arts and Sciences • " ' 1 ■ ( )«lKal ScMnc 12% U H )i» Qi ItM ft PWP«Dt«V 1 1 » ■ " a Q ° ' °Oy • 0 ogiap« y 7 N p- ' ■ UMimatca ft Sl«»Mc 7 •«. UuwcSN OwTMtry ft Ptiywo SN BntogKal Scwncat 4N 7bCB S?.?0?.5MOO I M2K Modem Languaga 2V ■ ComnuiicakonftThaMrtArtilV College o( Education and Human Services Cucncukim ft Inalruckon 4 1 N Educanonai LMcMnhv 25% P«yctv k 9y. Socioto0yft Counca4mg23% H nan E MfcnmonM Soanos 1 1% tocalional EOucabon 007 N HaaM h. Phyiical Educamn. Raoaaaon ft Danoa OS Hocaoa Mann School Unknown Tbial $2,191,937 00 BUDOCT 171 WORKING ON THE Alpha Simga Alpha and Tau Kappa Epsllon float, Jill Johnson pomps on Walkout day. Parade spectators did not always see the background — the long hours and hard work students put into produce the floats — when they saw the end result. Photo by Jason Myers 172 PERSPecTive Ik HV ith more than 6,000 people on campus, we had to examine the background to discover what types of people made the university thrive. We each had different stories to tell from our experiences, and we had different outlooks on life and the world because of them. We knew people like Tevor Ballard who left the metropolitan area he was used to in Kansas C ity, Mo., to study here in a more rural environment, and we had friends like Andrea Burner, who planned for her July wedding while finishing her academic requirements in order to graduate in May. More stories were found when we looked at 24 hours in the life of Campus Safety, the Alumni House and students. Each had a different perspective about what happened at Northwest on an average day. While we watched to see who would win the home run race between St. Louis Cardinal Mark McGwire and Chicago Cub Sammy Sosa, one of our local heroes from the sport, former Kansas City Royal Dan Quisenberry, died of a brain tumor. We did not ignore the national issues, and we did not forget the past, either. We were surrounded with myths and traditions. We avoided stepping on the Bell Tower seal because of an urban legend, questioned the validity of ghosts in residence halls, and we attended I Jr r % ti classes in buildings full of historical stories 1 • National issues and traditions on UWe Art t-e WeiLb B ' campus made us realize there was more in the background for us to think about. Elements of the background were harder to find and harder to understand, but were the most important because they made up the heart of the campus. «!rjlJ AM» Backoi»ouno Division 173 ranee Members of Sigma Sigma Sigma and other concerned individuals participate in the annual Speak Out for Stephanie Walk, which takes a stand against violent and sexual crimes. Groups such as the Tri Sigmas each brought their own perspectives of the issue to the S.O.S. Walk. Photo by Jason Myers OFFICER JOE GAA , speaks on the phone with a I Franken Hall resident who is reporting three unwanted guests in her room. The men entered the room while the resident was in the room, but left without incident. The suspects were later notified to not make contact with the resident again. Photo by Amy Roh ' Kitsber . ON THURSDAY NIGHT at 11:15 Officer Joe Gaa issues a warning for a driver that ran a stop sign on University Drive. Gaa pulled over another vehicle five minutes later for running the same stop sign. Photo by Amy Roh AFTER A DRIVER Is pulled over behind Garrett- Strong for making an illegal turn, Officer Travis Hennegin searches the back seat for alcohol. Meanwhile, the driver and his three passengers were questioned by other officers. Photo by Amy Roh M Li« l 176 PeOPLC OROANIZATIONS AT 1:20 ON Friday I morning, a sobriety test is given on University Drive. The driver had not been drinking but was driving with an expired license Photo by Amy Roh Campus Safety A lot could happen in 24 hours. While studer went about their everyday business, Campi Safety was on duty around the clock to prote( reprimand and patrol. A busy time for the was Homecoming weekend. With classes not session on Friday and students working c Homecoming activites. Campus Safety had stay on their toes. Campus Safety worked with the students solve their problems, and they also work( with Maryville Public Safety by sharir information for investigations and helping o in fn A n A ifh a a7 pnforrp»m =»nf MAKING THE ROUNDS, I ticket writer Ricl Allen tickets ' cars for violations. Campus Safety generally gave out about 80 tickets a day. Photo by Rhonda Rushton AS PART OF their daily Jroutine, Officer Amy ' Watson and Donovan Spears look over tfie traffic ticket report. This report was used to total how many tickets were issued to each student. If a student received over five tickets a semester their name was turned over to President Dean Hubbard. Photo by Mike Ransdell nouj ' SRI Campus Safety Director Clarence Green " ifluenced improvement and organization ithin the department. " In the past we were not allowed to do much, ut with Clarence, we could do more, ' ' lampus Safety Officer Scott Chubick said. Last spring, focus groups were conducted to Bcei ve student ' s views on how the department ould continue to improve andjkeep Jorthwest a safe campus. CAMPUS SAFETY [DIRECTOR Clarence -• Green goes over the reports of the tickets that have been given recently. Tickets were given out tor violations such as not having the correct permits or parking in the wrong lot. Photo by Mike Ransdell 4 fuels up the new Jeep. Campus Safety purchased the Jeep to make it easier to identify safety officers patrolling campus. Photo by Mike Ransdell 24 HOURS WITH CAMPUS SArCTV 179 CAMPUS ©CAMPUS SAFETY OFFICER Sergeant Scott Chubick questions witness Becl y Miller about events that happened earlier that week. Campus Safety officers patrolled, gave tickets and served as Maryville Public Safety back up. Photo by Jason Myers CAMPUS SAFETY I OFFICER Sergeant Scott IChubick discusses an abandoned car with Maryville Public Safety Officer Jeff VonBehren. Chubick found blood and hair on the cracked windshield of the car. Photo by Jason Myers J ISO PCOPLE OROANIZATIONS . hours Campus Safety Although the first thought that came to most students ' minds when they thought of Campus Safety was parking tickets, there was much more to this department than the students knew about. Behind the scenes, the department began making a move to change their image in the eyes of students by purchasing a new Jeep with markings and outer sirens. ' ' We were starting a whole new image, " Campus Safety Officer Joe Gaa said. " We were not a bunch of jokers or wannabes. We were cops. " By becoming involved in the community, Campus Safety furthered their image both on and off campus. IN ORDER TO keep it safe, ticket writer. Rick Allen patrols the area near the Joyce and Harvey Whrte International Plaza Patrolling the plaza walk was one of the many jobs campus safety performed. Ptwlo by Jason Myers mmm 24 HOUR WITH CAMPU SAFKTV 101 Accounting Society •Sponsored speakers •Visited accounting firms Front Row: Allison Happle, Ashley Wilson, Angela Wonderly. Julee Kennedy, Jennifer Hoffman, Teri Buhman and Kittie Gazaway. Row 2: Lori Snodgrass, Tonya Coffelt, Amy Donald, Sarah Stephens, Jennifer Hardison, Jenny Backman, Nicole Miller, Jodi Winther and Monica Harper. Back Row: Nicole Strong, Jennifer Halverson, Kenny Miller, Derrick Griffin, Nathan Hansen, Todd Ketmey, Veronica Jensen, Amy Abplanalp and Eva Hart. Aftermath •Helped with Math Olympiad •Participated in math contests Front Row: Stefanie Meyer, Lisa Bangerter and Corrie Heliums. Row 2: Dr. Ja wad Sadek, Anne Riney and Charles Coffey. Back Row: Eric Steele, Don Ferree, Chris Farmer, Scott Jermain and Scott Garten. Agriculture Ambassadors •Promoted agriculture department through tours and hometown recruiting Front Row: Adviser Duane Jewell, Crystal Melcher and Josh Wall. Row 2: Tiffany Quillen, Kari Eck, Beth Collins and Courtney Burgert. Back Row: BUI Lymer, Bill Koile, Cody Bird and Colin Johnson. ( r rxj j A J m W . _ , K m fir ' w rP mk iiSI£ Bi _Jv • t OJtii Seniors Kn»ti Abplanalp. Psychology Sung-jin Ahn. Chcmislry Heather Aingc. Public Relations Io4h Akehurst. Computer Mgmi Systems Chnsiy Allen. Social Business Ed. Viclona Anderson. ElemiMiddle .School Ed Jeanctle Anione. Elem Ed LD .N ' lkolaoi Aposlolopoulos. Markeiing Mgml ICim Amdorfer. Comp Science Systems Sinan Alahan. Markcting lnl ' l Business Barren Audsley. Computer Science Sara Azdell. Psychology Sociology Mohamed Badn. Office Info Systems Sharki Bailey. Food and Nutnlion Joshua Baker. Sociology Ncsnn Balur. English Ed Graduate Students Chns Armiger. History Earnest Collins Jr.. Administration Derrick Dallon. Health Mahbubul Haq, MBA Dennis Powers Jr.. Administration Jared Rissler, Biology 182 PeOPLE OROANIZATIONS do by Laura Pearl 1 bonds provide foundation Growing up in the town of Pamell, Mo.,C_3thGri € AU itGrt received the kind of neigh- borly supf ort and encouragement only a small town could offer. Feed ing off this consistent compassion, Auffert emerged as a quiet but confident 30-year-old non-traditional student. As a freshman, Auffert thought she had everything settled and relaxed into the routine of being an elementary education major. It only took her a little while to get interested in more specific educational fields, however. Auffert discovered she liked the learning disabilities area of study after hearing about the many job opp ort mities available in that field. Since Auffert enjoyed helping others and teaching, she settled on this job-ready area and began working toward her degree as an elementary education learning disabilities double major. After Auffert gained her bachelor ' s degree, she thought she would immediately work to complete her master ' s degree and would be done in four years. This gave her better salary conditions and more expertise in her field. She never failed to enjoy other aspects of college life, however. " I really liked the people and a few special activities best, " Auffert said. " Intramurals was the activity I probably enjoyed the most. The intramurals I participated in were softball and volleyball. " As a senior in the master ' s program, Auffert utilized the job placement papers at Northwest, locating an opening at the Chula Excelerated School, in Chula, Mo. She applied for a learning disabilities position at Chula and was overjoyed to find she received the job. " This was something I could see myself doing for a long time, " Auffert said. " I wanted to work in a small, rural area, where everyone acted more like neighbors and less like strangers. " Auffert was quick to transfer the credit of her success to other sources. " My parents inspired me by supporting me and wanting me to do the best in whatever I chose to do, " Auffert said. The small-towm atmosphere and close family ties that surrounded Auffert in her youth provided her with a foundation that carried her to suc cess and AT CHULA EXCELLERATED School, in Chula. Mo., Catt ehne Auffert helps three students read. Auffert enjoyed her new-found career assisting children with learning disabilities. Photo by Amy Roh happiness in college and in life. Kcfiy Baldwin. Biology Akohi Barcus. MedicjJ Technology AnpU BanKS. Buunns MgmL Meg Bimes. BroadoBtiag Kelli BanML Agronomv Andrea BartcU. Elem idjW Brooke BancU. Broadcawng Jennifer Banlen. Maritmng Bu Mgnii Angela Ba)W. EngliUi Suzannab Beebe. Zoology Michele Beitel. EJeai Ed Chad BelfiekUgncttlnnI Science Uu Bell. Broadcasting Pamela Bell. Mathctnalio Ed Joy Beniv Eletn Ed Mark Bigeknt. PbHk ReimM Marii Blam. Agnculnnl BiBmeu Lon Blaa Homcukvc KcIIk BleKh. Biology Piydiolcfy Jenn Blocker. Pubbc ReUMm NKtwIc Bockmcr. Corp Rcc Healdi Ed Brcn Boeiim. Finance Becky Bollinger. Elem Ed Manhe Bonugnorc. luM MinK AUFFKRT 193 ext q out as a way of life by Michelle Krambeck While at Northwest, I 1 m " Creatim " AllClerSOn infiltrated his life into his major. His nickname, " Creatim " came from combining Tim and Creatin, a weight-gaining drug used by body-builders. Anderson, a corporate wellness major from Maryville, pledged Delta Chi as a freshman. Working out at Looks Fitness Center and spending time with his fraternity brothers were his two favorite pastimes. Anderson planned on one day becoming a personal trainer in Denver. " I always loved competing and working out, " Anderson said. " I hoped to make a career out of what I loved doing. " Anderson started working out in high school as a wrestler. In order to compete well, he often lifted weights. He ended up spending so much time at Looks that he got a job there. His draw to Colorado came from his older brother Pat, Tim ' s biggest idol while growing up. He attended Colorado State University, which was the reason Tim became familiar with the state. " I loved Colorado, " Anderson said. " It was beautiful, and the people were so laid back. " Chad Cory, who became Anderson ' s best friend during Delta Chi pledgeship, described Anderson as a little cocky, but a lot of fun. " I had known Tim for a couple of years, " Cory said. " He was crazy, but we always had fun. We had a blast together over the summer playing softball on the same league and just hanging out and drinking beer together here in Maryville. " Cory and Anderson worked out each day together. The two met at the Delta Chi House and went to Looks every afternoon. The tradition helped each of them with their lifting. Anderson felt Cory pushing him to do his best was a big asset to his workout. " Chad and I made working out a lot of fun, " Anderson said. " We were very serious about our workouts and made each other do our best every time, every day. " Whether it was working out or hanging out with his friends, Anderson always wore a smile and tried to have a good time. IN PURSUIT OF the perfect body, Tim Anderson works out at Looks Fitness Center. Looks provided Anderson witli an ideal workout setting with mirrored walls, a cardiovascular room and free-weight machines. Photo by Jason Hoke Lindsey Borgstadt. Biology Psychology Amy Boyd. Elem. Ed Sarah Brosi, Sociology Elhan Brown. Psychology Sociology Laura Brown, Elem. Ed. Summer Brown. Psychology Sociology Terra Brummett. English Vanessa Buhrmesrer. Elem Ed. CTinsiina Bullock. Broadca.slmg Amy Bunch. Elem. Ed. Ca.sey Burgen. Fam Consumer Sci Edu Rebecca Bums. .Merchandising Tcttile Julie Burroughs. Elem Ed Amanda Buliler. Elem Ed Spanish Calhleen Camphell. fclcm Ed Laura Campbell. Boiany Honicullure MiMy Campbell. Educaiion Spanish Anthony Campobasso. Business Jackie Carlvm. Business Management Sarah Car. Independent Psychology Kale Carrel. Elem Ed Nicole Carter, Hem Ed Sheni Casady. Corporate Recreation Karen Casey. Child Famils Studies Jennifer Chipman, English Ed Beth Chnslner. Elem Ed Anna Chromy. Speech Cnmmunicalion Bnan Clark. Accounting John Clausen, .Vtarkctini Jennifer Cline. Elem S 184 PCOPLK OROANIZATION Agriculture Club Freshmen Sophomores •UrgMt siudeni orginiuilon on citnpus •Hosted Bjrnwjrming Front Row: Valehr Coopct, Anundt LindKnm. Brunnr Kixer, |pnn l-rnntT, Mandy Shaw and Kmdra M M n« Rhw 2 Riibrrt L ' lmli-y, lu-ttinSalytT. Mariu Mariix-. Hrun Hub, Shjwn MaltiT and l »h Sims Ri w Mall C.rubcr. Ti)m Head, luKlin Dammann, Hrin liilmorr. Rtmnrlla Waddcll. lason l-oland and Ri b»Tt |i hnson Back Row Andy Minor, U-Koy Homos, Bri-ll WrIlhauM-n, Brian KasWry. |o! h DicluTion, Ryan Mryt ' rkorth, Tyirr WilUamsand liutin Pollard Agriculture Club luniors Seniors • Sponsored annual Agriculture Awards Banquet Front Row: Ben Dohrman, Amy Smith, Renee Rhodus. Tom Fcnner and Tern Kurrelmeyer. Row 2: Carrie Twyman, JCatie Parpart, Beth Collins and Deborah Turner Back Row: Mark Putney. Ben Bell, Dublin Fast. Phil Claypole, Kyle Harvseil nd Dan Buckman. Agriculture Council •Kept alumni From agriculture department informed about events with Alumni Newsletter Front Row Curt Friedel, Kryslal Harpolc. Dixie DeLee, Alicia Fagf and Nathan Mover Row 2 Iennifer)ohannaber, Amy Smith, Courtney Burgert, Beth Collins, Heath CarUon and KyleShectz Back Row: James Paschal, Pal Holloway. Tom Head, Cody Bird, Rich Blackburn and Justm Wulff. Alliance of Black Collegians •Celebrated Martin Luther King )r ' s birthday and sponsored candlelight walk •Celebrated black history events throughout February Front R»)w Yasmine Osbom, Tommi Allen, l,eila lones, Angela Waller, Dnwa Davis, Louise Smith, Lincoln Ndegwa and Darlme Myrtil Ri w 2 Kisha Cumnirngs. Stefanie Renhe. Kalnru Ciibbs, Ray Barrett, C -mande ZaI ala. Bematlette Russ. Andrae Dobbins and lason Mudd Back Row l,akisha I w ' lng, L ' Zoamaka wove, Mohamed Badn. jermell Hams, Abdul-Kaba Abdullah. KennHh McCain and Mmiluku Nwoye. AMDKRSON laS f s f -:- . :l i ' itxyA - ' ' ' % : Headier Cooling. Wildlife Ecology Anne Coy. Physical Ed. Cynthia Crook. History Jeff Crowley. Social Science Slacy Cummings. Marketing Clayton Cunningham. Art Jennifer Davidson. Business Mgmt. Jim Davies, Broadcasting Jon Davis. Physical Ed. Jennifer DeBuhr. Geology Rita DelSignore. French Jennifer Dennis. .Mcrchandising cxtile Thomas Demngton. Journalism Dave DiBemardo. Public Relations Mark Dillenschneider. Marketing Jenny Dimmilt. Child Pamily Studies Travis Dimmitt. Joumalism History Tiffany Dodson. Broadcasting Ben Dohrman. Agncultural Business Amy Donald. Accounting Adam Droegemueller. Broadcasting Howard Dumkc. Elem Ed Ro allC Durhin. English Ed Chnsti Edinger. Education Alliance of Black Colligians Executive Board Committee Chairs •Assisted black students In developing appreciation of the social, moral intellectual and cultural values to further academic and future goals Front Row: Brandi Hughes, Kimberly Merrill, Jason Greer and April Griffith. Row 2: Lonita Rowland, Lashauna Roberson, Brandi Collins and Latoria Johnson. Back Row: LeRon Ford, Cedric Norton, Tyrone Bates Jr. and Jessica Pavton. Alpha Kappa Alpha •Community service organization •Focused on service to mankind with high ethical standard and high scholastic achievement Front Row: Lonita Rowland and April Griffith. Alpha Mu Gamma Phi Sigma lota •National collegiate foreign language honor society •Hosted dinner in February •Helped with foreign language day 188 PeOPLK OROANIZATIONS strengthens family bond Ui) L,U nuii ' i The college experience was more for A PI g 1 6 SC ll LI 1 8 f than ist getting an education. Her experiences at Northwest helped chuler and her older sister, Gina, become best friends. When Angie was a high school sophomore, Gina left their ametown of Griswold, Iowa, and came to Maryville. The separation id distance made the two closer. Once the two were out of the )ttK, they realized how much they had in common. 1 would go to Mary -ille to visit Gina while 1 was in high school, " chukr said. " I alwa ' s had so much fun with her and her friends. hen I had a problem at home or with school or boys, I always called er.She wasdose enough to my age to be understanding but was still my big sister. " Before Angie came to Northwest, the two faced a tragedy that made them grateful for their close relationship. " My mom passed away when I was a senior in high school and Gina kind of took over as my mom, " Schuler said. " 1 did not know how we would have gotten through it without each other. " After graduation, Gina moved to Council Bluffs, Iowa, with her fiance. The couple found a two bedroom apartment, so Angie would have her own bed when she came to visit, which she frequently did. Angie planned to move to Council Bluffs to do her student teaching and to live with her sister and future brother-in-law. The two had the enormous responsibility of planning Gina ' s wedding. They both looked forward to it but knew it would be difficult without their mother. " I completely admired Gina, " Angie said. " She was a strong person and gave up a lot of her own responsibilities to take care of me. " At Northwest, the Schuler sisters were inseparable. Northwest has helped all kinds of students develop life long friendships, but few were more ' aluable than the relationship between two sisters. WHILE SHE VISITS her sister. Gina Schuler. and her sister ' s fiance in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Angie Schuler con- verses over Thanksgiving dinner. Angie tried to visit her sister as much as she could. Photo by Nicole Fuller Cinn Edvinb. Public ReUuom IUk EidMo. Elcm Ed Rcbduh Eilctv Buuneu Ecoaoaim CamcEliK«.Elan E L Kyl(Elbaa.Geo(nphy Dintm EUn. ApKuinnl Buuneu Jennifer EnUe . Geo Coop Scieact Came E . Elemenuivli} Jamie bMt. Elem Ed AIku Ftif. Aniflul Scienct liemnln Greg Fuihohn. An Michelle Filcoo. Thenp RecreMm Unu»i Fanner. Geopapd) MinhBini Fanner. Geopipti; Brian FanOoKt. Marteoni Jeannene Ferfmon. MidOe Scbooi Ed Sam ftrm. Ea|liil« peccVnmre Ed Andrea Finoe). ElemAD Came Fither. Afncakml Edm ao oii NKt)le Fueoc. PtKbolofv iiBtin Fletcher. Edacxxn Sooal Science Andrea FVnwv Ekm Ed Enka Fori Maduonf Lefton Fofd. Geofnpfay SCMULKN !•• Alpha Psi Omega •Honorary theater fraternity •Sponsored annual touring children ' s show Front Row: Sara Ramsey, Steve Ottitian, Molly O ' Brien and Rebecca Bonebrake. Back Row: Nathan Stuber, Craig Weii hold and Paul Nevins. Alpha Tau Alpha •Participated in Adopt-A-Highway program •Served 3S judges and scorers for high school agricultural FFA contest Front Row: Trevor Ballard, Travis Rasmussen, Rebekah Frost and Dr. Hoskey. Row 2: Curt Friedel, Carrie Fisher, Kendra Masoner, Leda Smith, Ronetta Waddell and Katie Jacobs. Back Row: Matthew Ray, Ben Bell, Dan Buckman, Amy Smith, Phil Claypole, Eric Miller and Rich Thomas. American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences •Helped further advancement of careers in the human environmental services department •Attended Missouri Association of Family and Consumer Sciences state meeting Front Row: Gina Hartsock, Chalene Mcjunkin and Sara Henkc. Row 2: Julie Jacobs, Jennifer Davidson, Heather Byrom, Sandi Holmes, Jessica Poindexter and Nicole McCune. Row 3: Julie EJever, Stacy Sands, Gwen Beyer, Cristina Peacock, AnnHudson, Liz Shafar, Rory Frisbie and Heather Heidzig. Back Row; Jena Hansen, Alisha Bretz, Kristi Wiederstein, Erin Avery, Amanda Muller, Kristi Wedlock, Dena Schroeder, Rachel Moores, Angel McAdams and Kristin Farley. American Marketing Association •Participated in international marketing conference •Sponsored a family at Christmas •Brought business-related speakers to campus Front Row: ErinSpeed, LynetleSchaffner, Susan McAllister, Heather Ward, Janelle Howard, Emily Reese, Geri Jermings and Andrea Sacco. Row 2: Tabitha Botz, Alyna Clemmons, Stacle McLaughlin, Jackie Carlson, Erika Sharp, Danelle Ackcrman, RyanTompkms, Dana I jird and Angela Barnes. Back Row: Uiri [.anham, Krika Ford, Sarah Pelkey, Greg Reichart, Daniel Koch, Anthony Edclen, l ura Wall and Sinan Alahan. 190 PKOPLK OROANIZATIONS Unexp f ' event Jeads to love - • ' by Kimberly Mansfield Adversity was something CtllIySh0ph6rd Shepherd worked at Hy-Vee in the customer knew in her life; however, she triumphed over it service department. On July 4, she was asked to and became a stronger person. work when she was not scheduled. Coincidentally, Shepherd was an identical twin; however, her a young man who stocked Dr Pepper was also twin, Molly, chose a different path than Cally. working when not scheduled. " She was a cosmetologist, " Cally said. " We were Matt Gorgen stocked Dr Pepper. When some fell. close, but we were ready to be apart because everyone saw us as ' the twins. ' Now, it was cool because people here knew me here as Cally, and they knew her there as Molly. " When Cally ' s parents got divorced, many changes had to be made. However, Shepherd did not believe the div orce was too hard on her, due to circumstances surrounding it. " It did not bother me, because my dad was never there throughout my life, " Shepherd said. " He was an alcoholic, and he always went on vacations without us. He cheated on my mom. He admitted — they were married for 20 years and after the first three years, he started cheating on her. I did not like my dad; he was a jerk. " Despite her parents unsuccessful marriage. Shepherd was able to develop relationships. A CHANCE MEETING turned into a year and a half relationship for Cally Shepherd and Matt Gorgen. Shepherd and Gorgen met at work when coincidently neither of them were scheduled to work. Portrait by Amy Roh Shepherd pushed it out of the way. They met, and it led to a relationship that had lasted for a year and a half. " He kind of changed me, " Shepherd said. " I did not like my family, and he had good family values. He was a good guy. He looked after me and spoiled me to death. " As a psychology major. Shepherd found her place by helping others. " I knew that I wanted to do something in medicine because I liked helping people, " Shepherd said. " I did not like to take; I would rather give. " Shepherd was a hard worker, and her pet peeve was laziness. Her life philosophy was simple. " Live life to the fullest, (because) you never knew what you were going to miss, " Shepherd said. " Do not be afraid of challenges. " Shepherd was sure to triumph over any obstacle with hard work and the determination to succeed. SlcptuiiK Ford. Office Info StNlcms Jnrnifcr Frc . Ikm Ed Cun Fncdcl. Apiculture Tcjchin Bnan Frocllkcr. Buvinrs Mmajenml All) um Fudjx. Or CanununK HMa Tcttvj fungcr. Elfm FjJ KiltK Ga j» ). AccouMin; Nicole Geilet, CompuKr Mpni S - «eitB Kurtn Gentn. Accowituii Meli u (iilkiton. MkUIc .School luiucalion Sloe Gil on. WiUlife bcolo{) Andres Cxmet. SUrtetinf Nlegee (ini 8un. Elem Ed (Citnherl) Cirani. ApKuhunl BuMnrvt Caxhi Ore . P chok)f) Mike Grcincr Miri tii)| Chn OrenCT. Ri)Mcal Educatwii Shctu Grrmer. Inttnimcnul Mu k Ajmll Onder. Elem Ed AJinl Gnffilh. BmadcaOin; Sai Gngf V HuminiUrv ' Hitlon Andrr» Gn htm. ApK-uharal Biniorvs Kmu Omdi. Elem hi Adnan Gulhi) Buvne t M«uftn eM DeH K Gunii. Eicm Ed JuIk Ht incy OuUlfmiSy SnidKt OnMinc Hi . fSuhotop Aim Hjinicl Bmadca tiitg Hcjlhrr Hall Merchaidiwn; D» Hunmertuchcr. MM Maf Shepherd 191 • « r ■ " ■ - ., . of human rights ' " • by Sara Ramsey " That which did not kill me made me stronger. " With this philosophy and role models like Tori Amos and Maya Angelou, 1x611 y vjl GD6 hoped to one day be remembered as a person with original ideas that cared about others. " (I admired) their ability to turn their experiences into something incredibly powerful that touched other people by saying ' No matter what you did to me, you could not destroy me " Grebe said. " That was the kind of person I would like to have been. " Grebe ' s personal views mirrored her political views. She was able to express these in Amnesty International, a campus organization that dealt with human rights throughout the world. " We were a student organization that worked to free prisoners of conscience — people that were detained or tortured solely for their beliefs, color, language, or sex, " Grebe said. " We believed that their governments did not have a right to infringe on their human rights. " As treasurer for the organization. Grebe ' s responsibilities included collecting dues, purchasing necessary supplies and distributing urgent action materials each week. Periodically, the organization would receive urgent actions, or accounts of injustice occurring throughout the world. The group would then take action by writing government officials or circulating a petition in the J.W. Jones Union. Grebe became a member of the organization to help fight injustices brought upon individuals. " It was really compelling that you could help someone in a situation like that, or you could become aware of someone in a different situation and try to help them, " Grebe said. Grebe ' s desire to help others was reflected in her work with Nodaway County Services. She spent 15 to 20 hours a week traveling to homes of handicapped individuals. " It was a really good job — a good experience, " Grebe said. " I got to work with people one on one, and I got to do all sorts of things like recreation and physical therapy. " Grebe wanted to continue to help ... ., .. ..„. .- „,. tt: — ,. ,. ■- T AN ADVOCATE FOR human rights, Kelly Grebe requests people. Amnesty International gave her the signatures of fellow students on different petitions. Petitions were a common way Amnesty International com- municated their views worldwide. Photo by Jason Myers the ability to do this. Tammi Hancock. Environmental Sciences Rachel Haney. Unified Science Biology Nathan Hansen. Accounting Allison Happle. Accounting Jamie Hatz. Journalism Matthew Hazcn. .Middle School Science Came Henderson. .Merchandising Came Henng. Corp. Rec7 Wellness Michelle Hibbs. Child Family Studies En Hiluda. Child Family Studies Chanel! Hill. Elem Ed. Catnna Hintz. Elem Ed Jeremy Hoeflicker. Finance Jason Hoke. Journalism Pal Holloway. Agronomy Amber Holman. Merchandising Brandy Helton. Elem. Ed. LD Jira Honn. Elem Ed. LD Brian Hopf. Agricultural Business Jennifer Howard. Psychology Greg Howdeshell. Computer Science Ann Hudson. Merchandising Rebecca Hunsucker. Computer Science Donna Hurt Child Famtly Studies MS! 192 Peoplk Oroanization Amnesty International •Df jl( wlih human righit problems throughout ih« world l-rtwilKi M- AnK( ' U u brr,Si)ARAHif.AndOint»Hrirr Kityv 2 IX» rIlr Krw nrl, Krllv Itrrbr. Niiok ' Andrrsm, SuMin Thtmus MHi Mik.r SprmKi ' l Ha k Kt w Mjrk Rn d, KuMrll bkh. Hm l ' «lmfr and linrfih |4ik.M n Art Education Club •Held an auction •Sponsored an Saturdays for children Front Row: Sarah Wieland, Keely Whipp and Ooniclle Martin. Back Row Molly Kinen. Matthew Caise, Colby Mathews, David Adams and lennifer Chambers. Association of Computing Machinery •Promoted an interest in computers and applications •Provided means for sharing an interest in computers Front Row: Amber Van Wyk, Shelli Blum and Kimberly Miller. Row 2: Mary McDonald. Gary McDonald, |eff Talmage, and Gary Bolin. Row y. Andrew Saeger, Philip Maher, Timothy Bell, Rebecca Hunsucker and |on Holt. Back Row: Dakota Derr, Bill Terry, Nathan Meyer. Barry Audslev and Phil Heeler. BBSiS 11 ' H 9 Hayil Itmkct. BuMne ManafcmeM Peter Ingk. ChemiMn Pnc-Pro Zook)f Julie Jacobs. Ould Fanui) P»vd)ok)j feff) Jones. Eji; lish Jackie Janvson. tlcm bi Caii Janssens. ThcnfKutK RccreaUoa lr IN Jj(juc . Biok) Celiuljr Molecubr RachacI JenLs. PuMic ' ReUtioos Gen Jennuip. Maietini Rebecca Jcnten. Matfta; Scott Jemuin. Pti ucal Educitwn HiliTK k ik. Bmadcastini , inaadi Jchmon. Elem Ed Cotaa MtaoL Ammal Saeoct Dantl Joliiwa. EawoaoaMl Geoloo Knni JataaoiL Musk EducMn Me; an Jonev P« cbaki|y Socioioo Rebecca Jonev Middic Sdxnl Educaoaa Scon Joaev Broadcaflai Ryan KcOy, Wildhfc Cooicnvoii Jukr Kanii . AocngMnf Rvan ICenie . PuMk Relation Rodoe Keuci. PInucal Ed. ' SociokY Km Keaae. Blem bi GRKBC 193 JUST BEFORE HIS first kclass, Curt Friedel calls ' some landlords about apartments. Friedel wanted to make sure that everything was taken care of before his student teaching started. Photo by Sarah Phipps Traditional Students In his final days of his last semester at Northwest Curt Friedel reorganized his life to make the transition from being an agriculture student to a student teacher in Randolf, Neb. Friedel began the transition early by handing down his executive board positions in the many organizations to which he belonged. Although Friedel reduced his schedule from previous semesters, he still carried his daily planner. A time-conscious person, Friedel planned for time with friends, work and class. 194 PeOPLC ORGANIZATIONS AT THE SHINDIQQ Curt kFnedel dances with Jane ■Smith. The Shindigg was an alco hol and tobacco-free environment. Photo by Jason Myers ©WORKING AT THE Hudson Hall front desk. Curt Friedel prepares notices for residents to let them know they have packages. Fnedel sorted mail at the residence hall Photo by Jason Hoke ■ly AFTER A BUSY day Curt uj % Fnedel takes time to have y V lunch with a group of friends Fnedel usually ate iur ch with a group of fnends at Tower Gnll, Photo by Jason Hoke 24 HOURS WITH TRAOITIONAI. STUDENTS 1 9B AFTER HER TEACHING Lpracticum Tammy Peden ' goes to class where she went over her tests from the semester to prepare for a final. Besides working with first graders Peden had to find time in her schedule to study. Photo by Amy Roh AT BROWN HALL Tammy Peden reads a book to first ' graders. Peden was studying to become an elementary school teacher. Photo by Sarah Phlpps JUST BEFORE THE [Children arrive, Tammy ' Peden fills up little cups of paint. The children had a special day of fun activities because It was the University students ' last day of practicum. Photo by Sarah Phipps 19e PCOPLC OROANIZATIONa ■ . y J P ' r iwm WHILE DOING A scientific 2A e ' periment. Tammy s 4y Peden helps Montanna Benson paint a rock. The chiioren made paper weights out of painted rocks. Photo by Sarah Phipps Traditional Students While Curt Friedel was ending his hands-on agriculture experience at Northwest, Tammy Peden had her hands full with several first graders at Horace Mann. Peden, an education major, had a mixed schedule of onsite practicum classes and classes dealing with the methods and theories of teaching. Peden ' s teaching experiences of first graders was different from Friedel ' s agricultural education. SA NOUNS WITH TNADITIONAI. STUOKNTS 197 plays crucial role in maturity rai8fci by Eric Davis Before college, LOl I 3S6y was less than enthusiastic about her religious faith. Once she got to Northwest things began to change. " I got a lot closer to God, " Casey said. Casey was a leader at the Christian Campus House, a close-knit organization that met every Tuesday night to reach out to students and profess the Gospel. " I met a lot of great people through church, " Casey said. Casey was a math major with an emphasis in education. She was excited about teaching children to enjoy math. " I wanted to help people appreciate math, " Casey said. " There were not enough good math teachers. " After college, Casey planned to teach for a few years and possibly become a counselor. She was influenced by Scott Young, her high school counselor. " He was very encouraging and sincere, " Casey said. " I wanted to use my talents to help kids the way he did. " Casey was confident she would reach her goals. " I felt that whatever I decided to do, I would work hard enough to do it, " Casey said. " To me, failure was not an option. " Casey attributed her strong work ethic to her parents. They proved to be great examples of hard work and persistence. Casey was determined to have a positive effect on people. She believed that by placing Jesus Christ at the center of her life she was sure to succeed. Casey explained her philosophy by citing John 10:10, " The thief comes not but that he may steal, and kill and destroy. I come that they might have life and might have it abundantly. " Even though Casey ' s path was different from most students, she was confident it JL. CAMPUS HOUSE CHRISTIAN CAMPUS HOUSE leader Lori Casey developed a stronger faith since arriving at Northwest. Casey wanted to teach math after college. Portrait by Jason would take her where she wanted to go. Hoke Bnan Kever. Broadcasting Chris Kimpson. Psychology Sociology Jamie Kimrey. Computer Mgml. Systems Melissa Klein, Psychology Sociology Tnsha Knepp. .Middle School Education Andrea Knight. Geology Joshua Knutson. Horticulture Daniel Koch. .Marketing Michelle Koenke. Elem. Ed. Hideka Konnc. Chemistry lKhelle Krambeck. Political Science Journalism Cam Kropf, Elem. Ed. Kimberly Knise. Psychology Carol LaFaver. Horticulture Ginger Ungemeier. Public Relations Bndget Larabce. Biology Psychology Heidi Larsen. Child Family Psychology Will Larson. Agricultural Business Rusty Lashley. Psychology Stxriology Michelle Launsby. Elem EuJ Unda Lcavitt. Psychology Tiffany Leever. Vocal Music Education Troy Lchan. Psychology Heather Libby. Elem Ed Shay Linahon. Marketing Branit Lindscy. Speech fJrg Comm Dwon Uttlcjohn. Public Administration Angela Livingston. Geology Stcphany Look. PsychXTriminal Justice Jennifer Ludwig. Molecular Biology 198 Peoplc Oroanizations .m ' I ¥r ' -t Baptist Student Union •Held OfrisiUn Advinugc Rilly •Held wtlcomt barbMue •G)lle tfd txtn iljdine money for charity Frtwt Row; Kaon Nagji. Mmdy WiUon, |oy Warrrn. Kruhn YcM Hisky nd |iin Hull Row 2 IjrnHU HcIIct, liurau Bayer. Slaci-y Birklcy. l ura RcssinKrr, Amy AbpUnalp ami Anuria Johnston. Row l.on Pattfin. ' Hklof. Hndi HctUt. B«vky Mwker, BnanSwink. Maiy;M ' Dittmar , Rachral Brown and Kann Yamvll Back. Row Dam-n Km);, Alan McCrary. Brian Schaeft-r. Dakota Drrr, laxm Yamcll, |o»h McKim, Kevin Schlomer and Rebecca Hunsucker Bearcat Sweetheart Football Ambassadors •Supported Bearcat football family on and off the field •Cave tours to perspective players during recruitment season •Regularly decorated players lockers and the stadium Front Row: Stacy Rushlon, Carrie Elliott, Dannah Duecy, Angi« Katz, Maria Nanninga. Melynda PickrrFll and fill Kreislcr. Row 2: Kelly Quinn. |amey Dednckson, Shauiu Card, Cindy Carrigan, Te«sa Miller. Christine Helling, Elisa Delehant and Sue Emenon. Back Row: Cindy Tieerdsma, Amy Rodgers, (amasa Kramer, Leslye Rogers, Mindy Thome, Diamon Erickaon. Erin CBriea Leslie Ogle and Melinda Watkins. Beta Beta Beta •Sponsored ]unior High Olympiad •Promoted and supported biological activities and studies Front Row: Dave Ruzicka, Angie Bowman and Laura Campbell. Back Row: Aleesha Barcus. Blue Key •Recognized student leaders on campus •Required to be in top one third of class Kholastically and aaive in other activities and organizations Front Row |e»Ka Boynton. Kelly Archer, Karen Barmann and Sarah Hambrecht Row 2 Nick Inzrrello, Dwayne Saucier, Mark Pederson, Bcniamtn Prell and Robert Aschrntrop. Back Row Ad -uer | Pat McLaughlin. Ryan Otorffe. Malt Redd. Chris Crrisen artd Brian Cootey CASKV 1 9 Campus Activity Programmers •Sponsored concerts, movies, comedians and otiier entertainment •Brouglit TPie Second City, Night of 1 X)0 Lauglis and " Spirit of the Dance ' to campus Front Row: Becky Kondas, Amy Carpenter, Jamie Harris and Jennifer Davidson. Back Row: Christina Cranmer, Pat bke, Anthony Edelen, Brian Hopf and Beth Fajen. Campus Crusade for Christ •Sponsored fall retreat for memlsers •Sponsored a hayride Front Row: Matt Burr«, Carrie Mace, Sarah McCurdy, Nikki McNally, Jennifer Jensen, Sara Azdell, Marianne Stone, Lori Pierce and Teresa Ganger. Row 2: Corey Potts, Kelly Rath, Jennifer Boyer, Erin McKillip, Becky Kondas, Amy Blunk, Heather Ward, Leigh Meyer, Katie Nelson, Jessa Corbett and Laura Hampton. Row 3: Ian Carle, Kate Carrel, Jackie Carlson, Becky Miller, CatrinaHintz, Justin Berger, Ryan Blanks, Chanel! Hill, Jenny Reynolds, Stefanie Rentie, Kerry Baldwin and Aimee Lambert. Back Row: Nitin Goil, Micah Thieszen, Mark HomickeLJamin Howell, Jeff Wingo, Jeremy Walker, Chad McGraw, Karl Schweigel, Coby McComas, Josh Norris, Matt Staub and Jay Willis. Cardinal Key •Sold paper tennis shoes for $1 for juvenile diabetes Front Row: Cindy Carrigan, Debby Grantham, Michele Beisel and Jeanne Swames. Row 2: Julie Norlen, Jen Weipert, Vanessa Buhrmester, Kelly Archer and Teresa Ganger. Back Row: Jennifer Rule, Jennifer Waldron, Robert Aschentrop, Benjamin Prell, Stefanie Rentie and Angela Patton. Jason Lusk. Psychology Jeffrey Uikens. Business Management Chnsly Lyda. Elcm. Ed Miranda Lyie. Middle School Education Sandi Mace. Psychology Jill Macder. Geography Rosalyn Manahan. Middle .School Science Larry Manneman. Geology Travis Manners. Biology Psychology Megan Manno. Elcm. Ed. Heather Marsh. Induslnaiy Org. PS Kimberly Mason. Journalism Enn Masses. English Education Linda Maltson. Elem Ed Michelle Malison. Public Relations Patricia Maurure. Comp. Mgmi. Systems Melissa Maw. Elem Ed Angel McAdams. Child Family Studies Susan McAllister. Business Management Suzanne McBain. Psychology Coby McComas. Business Management Alan .McCrary. ,Malh Education Megan McFee. Psychology Farrah McGuire. Broadcasting 200 PKOPLK OltaANIZATIONS Ulll n kL career reflects upbringing fcrS by Derek McDermotf O O Kind and caring were two words that described jPlilllIGI DOytl, a freshman who enjoyed doing things for other pet ple. " I loved to work with little children and help them to know Gixi and how to have fun, " Boyer said. In Boyer ' s first year at Northwest, she decided to major in elementary education. She hoped to teach third or fourth grade students. Bt yer became interested in elementary education because of her upbringing in Stanton, Iowa. " Growing up in Stanton, 1 was always around children, " Boyer said. " My dad was a teacher and my mom ran a day care out of the home and I guess having been around children a lot just peaked my interest in working with them. " Boyer also attributed her love of kids to their innocent qualities. She thought kids never judged, were creative, and were not afraid to display honesty, even when it could hurt them. Even with class demands and helping out with children, Boyer found time to participate in some campus organizations. She was a member of Campus Crusade for Christ, which was a group of students who listened to evangelism and helped others to know and love God. Boyer enjoyed working with kids, baby-sitting and doing fun and educational activities that would help children to learn and develop. Boyer lived in Millikan Hall. She loved living on campus and did not want to move off. " I really liked the people I lived with and enjoyed all of the personal freedom that came with living on campus, " Boyer said. It was clear, even by her own perception, that Boyer loved to interact with p eople. " I really loved to talk and present as a public speaker, " Boyer said. While Boyer began to achieve her goals. Northwest became merely another stepping stone ELEMENTARY EDUCATION MAJOR Jennifer Boye7surfs " ' ' " 8 " " ' " P « ' ttra Internet for information for one of her classes. Boyer was involved in Campus Crusade for Christ and the International Reading Association. Photo by Jason Hoke an elementary school teacher, wife and mother. Gi icMcIn(oUi.Conipiilcr MjiufKineni (lulrnc McJunkin. McrchanJiuttf Jennifer McinCT . Earth Scitnct Brciis Mellon. Jounuliun Anurj .Mcioois. GcopaphyOeolo?) LcUcu Mendoia. Imcmiuocui BuMnrw Mjtci .Meuoer. Chikl Fanul) Sludiei SicfaiK Motr. Finiocc Substio Kelly Mrycn. Buuneu Educjuoo An li MKUkMi. Office Info Syntm B«L Miller. Jounulua Holoi) Jimie Miller. Elem Ed AnfcU Mitlin. Geopipliy Juruiu Mohd Nor. Mjrkflmg MiclucI Mohrtuuvt. Geopiphy Amy Moore. Psydiolo|y Sk Moore. Indinirul Or|: PS Jiy Morrnon. AaauaDDg Tcrevi Mundk. Makeoni Kxtti Munoo. Tl e«re S|ieedi Eduuiioa Corey Murphy. Geolao lenufer Myler. Socniof; Chnt Vlwn. Apouay Kcmh Nruhan. Campator Scieacc BovKM aoi actions promote alcohol awareness m h by Kaori Nagai " Seeing many friends involved in alcohol-related accidents, IN 1 1 1 11 vJ 1 1 decided to join Chemical Abuse Resource and Education. CARE had many helpful programs to promote alcohol awareness at Northwest such as Alcohol Awareness Week, Cheers Program, mocktails and Safe Spring Break. Among them, Mock Crash, a simulated-accident site to show the effects of driving under the influence of alcohol, was the biggest event of the fall. " Basically, a lot of people were visual learners, " Goil said. " They just saw things, and they said, ' Oh, this could happen to me? ' That was mainly what our focus was. If they saw an accident and saw people bleeding or dead because of alcohol, they would think twice about having alcohol and driving, or how bad alcohol could have been if you did not drink responsibly. " He also helped students with academic problems as a student mentor for Student Support Services. Goil said he loved helping people. He donated the money he earned through his work on campus to Mother Teresa Sisters of Missionaries and the Princess Diana Fund. " I believed God gave me so much, and I definitely needed to give it back to people, people in need, " Goil said. " I was very human and sensitive. So, I thought if 1 was having too much, I should share with people who were in need. " Goil also said it was important to let people feel not drinking was okay by promoting mocktails, non-alcoholic cocktails. Goil graduated in December. He believed the turning point in his life was his decision to come to Northwest. Goil ' s years at Northwest were the longest time he was away from his family, and he said this helped him to be more independent, outgoing and capable. Goil used his new lifestyle to encourage itin GOIL WORKS at the computer in the Chemical college students to drink safely or not at buse Resource and Education office. Goil helped with different types of programming for CARE such as mocktails all through his involvement in CARE. and mock crash. Photo by Valerie Mossman AJ-Wah Ng. Art Melissa Nichols. Agiicultural Business Jodi Nielsen. English Jennifer Nieman. Child Fanuly Studies Erika Niermeyer . Broadcasting Michael Nihsen. Animal Science Teresa .Nopoulos. Child Family Studies Julie Norlen. Threatre Spanish Austin .Nothwehr. Agncultural Business Craig Oberbroeckling. Wildlife Ecology Jason Odegaard. Marketing I-eslie Ogle. Psychology James Osalkowski. Biology Psychology Yasmine Osbom. Psychology Sociology Lisa Owen. Elem. Ed Michelle Pace. Communications Teresa Parvin. Broadcasting Lon Palton. Wildlife Ecology Conservation Duff Paules. History Psychology Chnslopher Peasley. Computer Mgmi Kelly Pedono, Theatre Performing Arts Rachel Peek. Business Education Sarah Pelkcy. Marketing Lsa Penix. Psychology Sociology Marcellina Perez. Elem Ed. ManeJo Perer. International Business Samanaiha Perpitch-Harscy. Philosophy AmbCT Pern. Agncultural Business Becky Peters. Elem Ed Andrew Petersen. Agncultural .Science WELCOME TO 202 Pkople oroanizations Chemical Abuse Resource and Education •Sponsortd evcnu for hljiional Alcohol Awirencu Week •Hotted Mock Crash and midnight bowling Tronl Row Amber Monroe, Sli-phiiwc Meyer and Tin Cumminx Bacli Row Carol C ' owle . Cilhy Fleak, Nittn Chinese Student Association •Hosted Moon Cake Festival Front RowWe lee Oun, Kristy Chu, Nai-Hua Wu. Fran Li, Hui Chen and Ko-An Yang Back Row Ai-Wah Ng, Siwei Kuang, Elame Per, Bing Yao and Seoh-Hun Tan. Christian Campus House •Sponsored retreats in Southern Missouri •Took mission trip during spring break Front Row: lacque Kiger, Jill Ridenour. Lon Casey and Amy Paiton Row 2- Knsteti Spragtie, Leah Runyan. FJuabeth Crownover, Stephanie Wallace, Natalie Ar«w Wilson. |amie Borsh, |o Brassfield and |oy Warren Row 3: Melissa Dcfenbaugh, Keiin Joseph Schlomer. Andrea Ur ' . Moiuca Stiens, Marianne Maynard. Heather Ortmai , Shen Howard, Angela Wood, Ashley Davis arKJ Laura Ressmger Back Row: Tom Eisele, Nic Vasquez, Mike Strong, Rob Ahlrichs, Nate Watson. DakoU Derr, Cheryl Dobson. Justin Fletcher, lamin howell. Joshua |uer gel and Dan Mesaer. Christian Campus House •Hosted weekly bible study and worship •Sponsored bible study for international students Front Row: Jennifer Davidson. Racheal Brxnvn. Landta Heller. Beth Dilges. Melivsa Drydale and Nicole Lister Row 2 Stacey Birkkry, Aimec Lambert. Shelley Pruitt, Lonn Bole ' .|onLucasand Amanda Mackoy Rowl SarahChartry, Rachel Charley-. Malt Coslon. Ashley Kvhnn. Uwen Messer and Scott Dunhekl Back Row Doug Hubble. Austin Brown. Mansa Cooroy, Knstin Wwderstein. Mirai da Nagel. Brett TunwT and Roger Charley ooiL 2oa by Laura Pearl JIl Fulfilling the legacy of her two alumni parents, t, 1 1 Z3 D 6 1 H N0W1SZ6WSK I entered Northwest expecting to gain useful knowledge and experiences that would help her begin a successful career in elementary education. Nowiszewski was enrolled full time and worked toward a double major in elementary education and learning disabilities. Her motivation and determination shined through the ambitious, but sometimes quiet, individual. Nineteen-year-old Nowiszewski began her life in Des Moines, Iowa, where she lived with her two sisters, and her mother and father until she reached the seventh grade. She moved twice with her family again before finally ending up in what she claimed as her hometown — Blue Springs, Mo. When looking to the past, Nowiszewski did not miss her high school days. She kept in touch with her friends and family, visited home occasionally and remained close to them, but adopted Northwest as her new home and life. One of the key aspects of campus life that Nowiszewski appreciated was her new-found freedom. " It was nice not having to go to every class every hour of a school day, " Nowiszewski said. " I had more free time to watch television and other stuff I never got to do last year, and I felt like I had a lot more independence. " Even though Nowiszewsk i loved to watch shows such as " Friends " occasionally, her true love during idle time was the great outdoors. Mitchell Pelerson. Computer Science Sarah Phipps, Journalism French Barr Piatl. Broadcasting Stacy Plummer. Elem. Ed Corey Potts. Computer Science Matthew Prilchett. Physical Education James Prothman. Prc-Vetennary Mark PutiKy. Agricultural Business Ted Quinlin. Elem. Ed. Chris Railsback. Speech Communication Pamela Railsback Beth Rasa. Child Family Studies Came Raleigh. Management Marketing Matthew Ray. Agricultural Education Chad Rca, Geography Computer .Science Emily Reese. Computer .Mgmt Systems Gregory Rcichan. .Marketing Came Reifenrath. Geology Katie Reilly. Child Family Psychology Kimberly Reilsma. Psychology Stcfanic Rentie. Elem Ed. LD Jennifer Reynolds. Etcm Ed Tanura Rhodus. Agricultural Business Candacc Rice. Business Management discovered at college " If it was a nice day, I liked to be outside, especially at the lak getting sun and fresh air, " Nowiszewski said. Soccer, walking and running were some of the other interests th. Nowiszewski had when it came to the outdoors. Nowiszewski took on the role of soccer player on the Northwe women ' s soccer team, feeding off the intense coaching from her dai at her sports-conscious high school. With that athletic commitment, plus the new-found free tin i college offered, Nowiszewski still made sure to spend adequate tin on her studies, hoping to use her double major to fulfill her care dreams. l " I wanted to be a second grade teacher, but I had not gotten into tf learning disabilities part of my major to know how much I was goiij to like it yet, " Nowiszewski said. Nowiszewski did not want to take on the task of teaching chil to read, so she set her goal to teach second grade. " In first grade, the kids did not know how to read ye Nowiszewski said. " In second grade there was still a lot left for tht to learn, but they knew the basics. " Whichever path she chose to take in her pursuit for a success i and happy life, Nowiszewski realized a sound college educatii would be the most beneficial asset she could seize. " I had always just felt that, in order to get on with my life, I need to go to college and get my degree, " Nowiszewski said. Driven by family support and guidance, Nowiszewski took on I challenges of college life with a positive and energetic outlook 204 PEOPLK OROANIZATIONS Computer Management Society •Brought guMi spejken lo biweekly meetings •Toured mj)or corporitlons each temeuer Fnxil Row Brandy Vjndivrr. Kim Amdorfrr. FUinr Winnott. t- ' ilrm Allm and M iru Stvbci. ' k Riiw 2 MrUnir Rimmrr. Fmily Rwx:, Sh wn Sandcll, Brian SlrvCTi», AndnrM SirKrr and Dr R»n M wt Baik Ruw An rU Rilry, R it rrt Sihutrtl. l n ' in WamnKtim. Craig Schirbrr, Ryan Cook and Chru Richard . Country Faith •Orgmiution of Christians devoted to offering an alternative to the bar •Sponsored non-alcoholic, non-tobacco country music dance, ' The Shindigg, " weekly Front Rhw Pcrrv Marriott, Alysa Townsend, lamie Gaston and lama Zimmerman. Row 2: Elizabeth Crownover, Wendy Dakan. Leah Runyan, Tracy Young and (essica Spahr Row .1: Misty Masters, Ben McElroy. Doug Hubble. Heather Ortman and Knsten Campbell. Back Row: Kyle Gaston, luslin Fletcher, Matt Van Schyndel, Brandon Benitz, Matt Strauch and Brian Howard. Delta Mu Delta •Business ambassadors at Northwest •Attended national convention in San Antonio, Texas •Hosted business etiquette meals Front Row: Lon Snodgrass, Allison Happle, Teri Buhman, lenniter Hoffman, Sarah Stephens and Kittle Gazaway. Row 2: Denise Herbers, Amy Donald, Came Raleigh, Stefanie Meyer, Angela Wonderly, Rita DelSignore and leanne Swames. Back Row: Nancy Zeliff, Geri Jennings, Craig Schieber, De in VVamngton, Ashley Wilson, Cindy Kenkel, Julee Kennedy and Sinan Atahan. w R y U S S p B P RchKca Rice. Ektn Ed Bntun RKhardson. Elan Ed Anne Rinc . Sctoadar Math Educauon Brcntla Riliand. hi I fumh Mgim Komel Romada. Advemuii| Dave Rmley. Apiculnnl Saact leimifer Rule. Oif Conm BemadctK Rim. Thenpcutic RecTcatMB Divid RuzkU. HottKuhm Andrea Sacco. Business Mana enKM lacshelle Sa ««. Or; Cammunicalian r »j nc Saucier. Finaoce Dinielle Saiinder . Eiifluh Joumaiiun Lvnene Schaflna. Mjitdnf Maufemem AJipla Schcnner. Afnculunl Scienx Jubilee Schlo. Binmeu Educauoo Julie Schmmer. Merchaidiua| Mu Schneider. Fnuoct Piukltc SdxKuiet. TbenptolK Reaemoa Cnif SchKhet. Computer Mttafcmati Shane SchiHertWf. Bnmkattnf Dnu Schroeda. Ptyci»lof Rotiert SdueiL Coopao Mpni Syv Lara Sdulci4xt|. Eaflnk NOWISZCWSKI 20S f-i -_ ' . .-. .- ' r ,. ' V. " » ■■ •■? A: ' 0.jM I.V ' I J 7rV-. 1 - y c ' .i.- ' J :--:- f l ' Delta Tau Alpha •Participated in agriculture day Front Row: Crystal Melcher and Alicia Fagg. Row 2: Beth Collins, Courtney Burgert and )osh Wall. Back Row: Colin Johnson, Bill Lymcr, Kari Eck and Brian Hopf. Heidi Schultz. Accounting Jessica Schuning. Child Family Studies Amy Scoles. English Angela Scott Middle School Education Ahmet Selimala. International Business Robin Shaffer. Sociology Can sa S hain. Pre- Professional Zoology Bonnie Shankle. Geography Enka Sharp. Business Mgmt. Marketing KvIe Sheet . Unified Science Chemistry Kazuhiko Shimada. PreProf Zoology Jennifer SImler. Journalism Angeb Skahill. SpeechTTheatre Education Michael Skinner. Computer Science Jamsha Sluss. Middle School Tiffanie Sly. Business Management Adam Smith. History Amy Smith. Journalism GartKk Smith. Computer Management Jeffrey Smith. Physical Education KimberK Smith. Psychology Rowdy Smith. Public Accounting Sarah Smith. Cicography Brooke Sfloddertey. Agricultural Business DIeterlch Hall Council •First year as coed hall •Held coed naked sleep over •Sponsored 80s dance Front Row: Heidi Hester, Melissa Breazile, LJ Hoppe and Ryan Gove. Row 2: Jeff Geib, Jessica Corbett, Robert Owen and Brian Hopf. Row 3: Marcus Marine, Shawn Sandell, Joe Alley, Joshua Updike and Michael Head. Back Row: Adrian Jones, Devin Skillman, Michael Durbin and Jacob Reeser. Fellowship of Christian Athletes •Met weekly for worship 208 PEOPUK ONOANIZATIONS J row I liV? hard to do r Eric Davis Jf ' 1 In four years at Northwest Amy A 1 1 6 H did a lot of grow- g up. However, at 22. Allen felt she was still just a child. " 1 was better organized, " Allen said. " 1 learned how to manage my ne much better. I also gained more confidence. In high schtxil I was t very involved. In college I got involved very quickly. That light me to be more outgoing. " Allen was a member of the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority. It proved be a posihve experience for her. ' It helped me grow up, " Allen said. " I learned how to set and hieve goals. 1 also made a lot of friends. " . llen ser ' ed as president for Pi Omega Pi, a business fraternity, fd was a member of the track team for four vears. She ran the 100 d 200 yard dashes. One of her biggest thrills came in 1998. Her 400 00 relay team qualified for nationals. It was the last meet for Allen. " We thought we did well, " Allen said. " But we did not know if we qualified. After the scores went up, everyone was so excited. It felt amazing. All of the hard work paid off. " Allen said the best thing about track was the friends she made. " We went to Texas and Florida for spring break, " Allen said. " That was great. We ran meets and hung out on the beach afterwards. We really bonded. I made st)me great friendships. " Allen was also the track team ' s representative for M-Club, a group designed to uphold excellence in the University ' s athletics. Allen was proud that she was the first woman in her family to earn a college degree and could not have done it without her family. " My mom and dad were very supportive, " Allen said. " They were always there for me. My family was very important to me. 1 was very close to my siblings, Austin and Angie. " Allen went to Spain in July with her brother and sister. " We stayed for 12 days, " Allen said. " That was the perfect opportunity to go. I was not held down by my job or anything. It was great spending all that time with them. " Allen envisioned a career in education. She planned to teach middle school in her hometown of Des Moines, Iowa. Allen anticipated marrying and raising children. Getting her doctorate was also a long term goal. Allen had no regrets and it was clear she had come a long way in A MEMBER OF the track team for four years and track representative for M-Club. Amy A llen placed much at the Univer- imporiance on her skill. At Allen ' s last meet. Northwest . qualified for nationals. Portrait by Jason Myers v • Kimtwrl) Snodpui. Ektn U Uxi Snodgnxv Acrounting Fuunct Carvon Spc|al. Social Cnminal Justice Michjcl Sfinjp. Gcopaptiv KiltK Sicuan. BroadcaMvil Kunis Slc»aa GmcmiiKM Dcni c Sioppclnxwr. Ekm Ed [)aMd Strut). CampuKr MpM Sytlcim Da»n Stnl cl. blcm Ed Mk. ' hacl Stmn|. Gcopapby Imnifn Sulli an. Middk School Ed ( ' orc S»ral. EjitironmenulGeolop Chns Stminflon. Sccoodan EJuciUon Jauxi Tamalrr. BmadcasUnf Mini Tnncl. Buunrw Manajcnienl Auwt Tcvhncr. Accoomf Lnk) TluciCT. Ejifli h n»kiw(ih) Wilhclmcni Tbomat. Bumea MfnL S i« Thampwn. Bnndcami Ani) Th u rab u r Sacniof; Abuo ThoraML IN diolaf) Soookif kmufa Tkibo . CoiTnaie Wdlac» Strtfli Tnai|H. Oopafitn C«U)r Tnicbkiod. blcm id AI.I.KN 20» 1 f w l ' »3 plays instrumental role in life s » by Michelle Krmibeck Vocal music students spent a lot of time in the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building. When KimDCrly hllGrS came to Northwest, she expected to spend hours working to perfect her instrumental and vocal music skills. But to her, it was not a chore. It was exactly where she had always wanted to be, doing exactly what she wanted to do. Eilers, a music education major from Okoboji, Iowa, started playing the clarinet when she was in fifth grade and switched to the bass clarinet as she developed her musical skills. " I would most definitely play it for the rest of my life, " Eilers said. Eilers took classes for Wind Symphony and University Chorale. She also spent over an hour each day practicing for the Bearcat Marching band. " I could not wait until marching was over, " she said. " It took up so much time. " However, Eilers knew her major and her passion would continue to take up more time as she got more involved. She planned on getting involved in vocal music as a sophomore. She hoped to one day be involved in Northwest Celebration, the Yuletide Feast and other shows. The prospect of investing large amounts of time did not intimidate Eilers. She loved what she was doing and the people at Northwest. " There were a lot of nice people in the music department, " Eilers said. " It was like one big happy family. It was not upperclassmen and then the freshmen. Everyone was just a person. " Eilers was willing to put in the time and energy to teach either high school or elementary band. Her reason was simple. " It was what I had always wanted to do, " Eilers said. Eilers hoped to one day become an instrumental music instructor for elementary or high school students. She planned to stay involved with music herself. She never BEARCAT MARCHING BAND member Kimberly Eilers marches around the track before the University of intended to stop playing or improving her skills. Erin Tuttlc. Merchandising Landi VanAhn. Physical Education Jaime Vanbeikum. Animal Science Sabtina VanBuskirk. Elcm. Ed. Beth Vanderau. Elem Ed. Brand) Vandiver. Computer Management Chns Veatch. Agricultural Business Susan VincenL Animal Science Olina Waldbillig. Corporate Recreation Jeremy Walker. Geography James Walkup. Animal Science Josh Wall. Agncultural Business Heather Ward. Marketing Management Devm Wamngton. Computer .Management Jennifer Weipen. History Jamie Welch. Musk Education Enc Went el Kalherinc Wcymuth, Elem Ed Heather White, hiem Ed Jeremy White. Cieology Mindy While. Poliiical Science Angela Wiederholt. Elem Ed Knsti Wicderstem. Child Eamily Studies Sarah Wieland. An An Education 21 O PeOPLe OROANIZATIONB Nebraska-Omaha football game. Eilers was involved in several music programs including Wind Symphony and Univeristy Chorale. Photo by Mike Ransdell fmm P W Im N nr MT hhI wiE mm m 1 L ' ' " " ' ST PI U ♦ , » .1 J;-: j . 5 i%i iHi v: : :- r " " L L ' H mmm K ; t s-jH •- ' L f , ? 4 1 l:? ' Fellowship of Christian Athletes Sophmores, ]uniors Seniors •M«i weekly for worship Fnml R nv |rM Lyons. Utmr iMMn. Karm B«nrunn. AnxrU Smilh. NrdIc Zbylul, Andn- S ii tni S r A drll Ruw 2 Ijetgjh Mcyet. Milan )ohd(M«m. Andm Sihirbrr, Mq n C ' olmun, Came M«ic. |r»Mi Tc»mrf, Imniirr Faltyn, loEIIrn HanctKk. Maruinnr S«onc and C c rcy I ' otls Row 3 Kri»tina Wilbtim. lustin Brrx M ' , l.vnoi Kahopil. Nalalir Annr WilM n. Muharl Ht ' llin);, | D Scnilhrr. C ' hru Hi xv Sara Bum " h, Imnv Rfvni»lds and SlrUnir Mrvfr Back Ri w Nu tx U Drakt-. lanC ' hun hill. |«hn Washrr. Malt MalliciMl. lamin Howrll. CkrurKr (Jordon. Josh N m. , Dan Mt- srr Garnck Murller and |ay Willis Fellowship of the Tower Gaming Society •involved in playing tnd running assortment of gjmcs Front Row: BnanCampbell, David Tilley and Philip Baldwin Row 2: Melissa Marr, |ohn Edwards. Nick Rager, |ohn Malewski and leremy Vilrs Back Row Harold SpanKlrr. |oe Belanger II. Nathan Meyer and Mike Dale Financial Management Association •Sponsered mnujl booit sale jind pumpicin cluilenge Front Row: Lon Snodgrass. Stephanie Gallowav. |ulie Bookless and Crv ' stal Houk Back Row Derrick Cnff in. Max Schrieider. Stefanie Meyer, Destiny Hamilton and Bethany Hutschreider. laimec Willumv Elrm EJAD Nklissa Willumv f omp PiycTSoc. Jj Willis. Psycholof) Colin Williis. Geopifiti) Nclwn Wijlou btn. Gropifiin Chci Wilmn. Broidcaitii Scon Wilun. RccTtaboa kffrty Win . CotnpuKr Scicnct AnpU Winhok . Art Icanetlc WivJooi. P» cholofy Mart k IV. .Amnul Science Jesuca Wilt. GeokipXjcofr iv Tiff« Wolf. Bern U .Angela Woodcrlv. Accnunliaf Joclla Woodcrtv. BuMnc t Mpm ItflNnn W n Phywal Educadoa lew WyjM. Or; CamnHmcalicim Tom Yanuuchi. Jounuliun jotemiieiii Enuly Yancn Ekm Ed Ouki Vano. Buunrst Manaftmrni Manahg Yalahe. MalhnnalKx ChnNjophn Zfller. CoinpuiCT Mp« Syt Eirat Zenplli. Encrrpcneur hip Jean Ziinmcr. Cotpomc Fonrvt Cll-KN 211 Ml , M. W M. Jii uu-nuivi shape college life by Derek McDermott ' Because her family moved around so often during her life, j3 r3 11 ii 3 tTl D TGC 11 1 attended several different schools. However, that all changed when she got to college. When she found Northwest, she was here to stay. Hambrecht, a junior, was a public relations major. She was interested in the field of public relations because of the variety of opportunities it provided for her future. " I liked public relations because I knew it was a broad field, and if I did not know for sure what I wanted to do when I graduated, I would have had several choices available, " Hambrecht said. Hambrecht hoped to work overseas or in New York City for a non-profit organization. " I would have loved to work in New York City because I loved the town and my brother Patrick lived there, and I could have seen him, " Hambrecht said. Hambrecht resided in Roberta Hall and was president of Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority. Even with the tough workload that came with being a public relations major and the president of a sorority, Hambrecht still found time to participate in several campus organizations. Hambrecht worked as a student ambassador, an advertising sales representative for the Northiuest Missoiirian, a member of Tower Choir, a member of several honor societies and was in the Public Relations Student Society of America. With all these activities, Hambrecht still found time to have fun with her friends. On the weekends she enjoyed dancing, attending parties, sleeping and going to sporting events. Some of Hambrecht ' s other interests included singing, reading, water activities and traveling. She also loved listening to big band music and watching movies. " I liked watching all kinds of movies, but especially movies with Bill Murray in them, " Hambrecht said. " He was the greatest. " Hambrecht ' s future was still up in the air as far as what she wanted to do when she graduated. In the future, Hambrecht hoped to be able to balance having a family along with holding a successful career. PRESIDENT OF ALPHA Sigma Alpha Sarah Hambrecht was a public relations major. She was a student ambassador, member of Tower Choir and member of several honor societies as well. Portrait by Sarah Phlpps Undergraduates Abdul-Kaba Abdullah Leslie Abercrombie Amy Abplanalp Shenaz Abreo Robert Ahlrichs Neal Aiken Jake Akehurst Beverly Akin Kevin Aldred Lori Alexander Megan Allbaugh Marie Allen Tommi Allen Jennifer Alleven Trevor Allison Yascne Almultar Nicole Andersen JoyLynn Anderson Kirslen Ander hon Tracey Armer Mallhcw Armstrong Shclia Arnold David Ashbrook Melissa Auwartcr 212 Pkople Oroanization Franken Hall Council •Governing body of Frinken HjII •UppercUiimtn midcncr hill •Provided programs, recreation and tadtmii julsunct for midenit }-r H t Kt»w Tdmmv Pedtfi. Tjmmi lUmikk. I ir4 M4rdin. Shiv I iiuhon. TiTr«j rjr in 4nii Andrrw Sjtryft IWli R»w IdMin ( iibMin. Bill Trrry.SranCintf in. MrlitMCiilkiMin ■ind Mark BUin lp Jf 3h KiBbJr JtfV J iwM B C ' H ' " " Ba. ( yj Gamma Theta Upsllon •Strived to promote Geograpfiy a » profeuion •Celebrated Geography Awareneu Week Front Row: AnKrU Mittan, lill Mat-drr. Sharmi Fanner, Mawi Farmer and |e»sica Wilt Row 2 Dr Charles Doddt, Tcrri Woodbum, Jordan Monrw, |en Ensley and Michael Spn)y;s Back Row: |aMm Bover, [cremy Walker, lerniy LJeBuhr, Spencer Barr and Crc);ory Maddock. W)7 f Ir - .»r ' mr ■ i «Ih1 J ( fl " m mM H ' H I 1 H m m B m R H » 3 IH IL B Hi v B I Heartland View Magazine •All-Ameriun magazine as awarded by Associated G}llegiate Press •Four-state travel and leisure magazine iliat covered Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas •On-line at http: HeartLand Front Row: Kelsey Lowe, Craig Pibum, Anne McCarthy and Margie Kosman. Back Row Jackie Tegen, Kyle Niemann. Becky Miller, Dan Hernandez. Kristi Coan, Leah Bvm and Katie Wahlert Erin Avery Daniel Ayala Jenny Backman Debbie Bacon Surah Baicr Dannv Baker Bnka Baker Jenny Baker Jon Baker Stephanie Baker LiNa Bangener Chn« Banks Lon Bamett Ra Barrett Robert Barron Eli aheih Bartko«ki Tyrone Bates Jnantu Bayer K lc Bcane Sean Beard Alex Beany Chnny Beck Monica Beck Daniel Becker 213 Crystal Beckham Sara Begley Ryan Beier Amanda Benge Gina Bennett Julie Benton Kieli Berding Brad Berger Jennifer Berger Justin Berger Danielle Berlowitz Mary Sue Bcrte Julie Bever Ciwen Beyer Danielle Bice Cody Bird Stacey BIrkley Ruth Biswell Melissa Bitter Devon Black Nicholc Blanchard Melanic Blando Becky Blocher Ellen Bluml Hispanic American Leadersliip Organization •Promoted Hispanic culture at Northwest •Attended Fiesta Hispana In Kansas City, Mo. •Hosted annual Cinco de Mayo fund raising dinner Front Row: Rosanna Munoz, Magdaelena Garcia, Marisa Lux and Susan Garrett. Row 2: Claudia Maria Molina, Irene Zamarripa, Yasmin Bermudez and Kelly Rath. Back Row: Dr. Alejandro Ching, Steven Salcedo and Dan Ayala. Horticulture Club •Sponsored three plant sales •Took yearly trips •Maintained a greenhouse on campus Front Row: Ben Savage, Lori Patton and Dr. Alex Ching. Row 2: Dixie DeLee, Jenny Baker, Laura Campbell and Carol LaFaver. Back Row: Devin Skillman, Jeff Goettemoeller, Dave Ruzicka and John Ferrell. HPERD Club •Sponsored career day and health awareness day •Ushered Bearcat basketball games •Volunteered for Special Olympics Front Row: Leslie Dickherber, Lisa Moran, Melissa Robnett and Julie Norlen. Row 2: Laura Hampton, Christa Weinand, Lisa Hull and Chad Holmes. Back Row: Rodney Keuck, Russell Eich and Bill Eckles. 214 Pcople Oroanizations Invent ' 9M finds home at Northwest by Matthew Peari SpUting his time between his love for the outdotirs, a stead y job, the logon of studying to be a teacher and even inventing, I I 6 V P p3ll3 pel lead a life that most would have considered busy. Ballard, a junior who was raised in the Kansas City, Mo., area, said hit desire to live in a rural area was instrumental in his decision to jpnunue his education at Northwest. " TBecause of the small-town environment, proximity to metro areas md the fact that Northwest was a ' teacher ' s college, ' Maryville just «emed like the right choice, " Ballard said. Besides pursuing a degree in agricultural education, he had a great ove of hunting, Bshing and any activity that could rescue him from he confines of a stuffy room and take him to the great outdoors. " Hunting and fishing had always been my two favorite things to asvnm do, " Ballard said. " I also occasionally would go mountain biking or skiing. " Learning about the outdcwrs was st)mething he started early. At the age of 14, he was granted a U.S. patent for a fishing lure he developed himself. " In the summer, I used to fish every day as a kid, " Ballard said. " One day it was raining, so 1 spent several hours just working on a new lure. " Two years later, Ballard developed a prototype of the item, which mimicked live bait with a spring-loaded hook and what he called " Real-Feel Technology, " which felt like real skin and muscle. Ballard sought the assistance of a family member who happened to be a patent attorney. The money he received from year to year for his product was not much, but the achievement was its own reward. " I really only made enough money to cover the expenseof making the lure, " Ballard said. " My real goal was just to develop a way to catch larger fish on smaller tackle. 1 did just that. " Ballard enjoyed his years at North west and armed with simple dreams and aspirations, Ballard moved persistently toward his goal of being an agriculture educator. AT THE MARYVILLE Wal-Mart. Trevor Ballard assists a customer with a gun sale. Ballard, who worked in the sports department, was an avid fisherman who invented his own fishing lure. Photo by Sarah Phipps Juiic Bluml Amy Blunk TraviN Bochcn Mnllic Bochncr Patnck Bocs Ruthann Bocllgcr Kclsi Bogdan ki Sarah Bohl Bridget Bolin Chns Bolingcr Stephanie Bolton Jennifer Bonnet! Julia Bookless Bnan Boone Jamie Borsh Jamie Botseit Alma BoMic Sharon Boswell Tahiiha Bot Angle Bowman Jennifer Boyer Heather Bo le Amlra Braikey Lonuc Bradford lALLARO 21S w i -« . At the Variety Show, the men of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia sing their own version of the Taco Bell song. Phi Mu and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia took first place and won the People ' s Choice award for their skit, " Bobby Bearcat ' s Day Off. " Photo by Sarah Phipps . " 5 M i - F " W . k. W ■ fc J and sports produce dreams by Debbie Bacor A lover of sports and coaching, I I ITl v-Oll 11 was new to the Northwest campus. Conn was a freshman who commuted from Burlington Junction, Mo. Conn said the location of Northwest was one of the main reasons he chose the school. Living only 15 miles away from campus meant Conn was familiar with campus and the area. " I did not want to go somewhere where I was not familiar with the surroundings, " Conn said. Conn chose to major in physical education because he wanted to be a coach. " I wanted to be a coach and usually, but not always, coaches had physical education degrees, " Corui said. Conn said his involvement in athletics got him interested in coaching. No particular person influenced his decision to pursue coaching. He did not look to any role models in the profession. His pure love of sports brought him to his decision. Conn wanted to coach football, but said he would be happy coaching any sport he understood. Conn was a football player himself for five years, three of which were in high school. Along with playing the game. Conn had some football coaching experience. Early in the year, he was an assistant football coach at West Nodaway High School. In addition. Conn said he enjoyed watching and helping his younger brothers play football. When Conn was not on the sidelines or in the action playing football, one found him watching football on television. His favorite team was the Kansas City Chiefs. Conn also enjoyed reading any sports page or magazine he could get his hands on. He admitted he did not have a favorite sports source. He often referred to the Internet to get updated information on teams, players, statistics and scores. " I pretty much based my life on sports, " Conn said. In 10 years. Conn saw himself coaching, preferably an eight-man football team, and married. While Conn did not have a role model figure in his life that was a coach, perhaps he would be one someday. AT HIS HOME in Burlington Junction, Mo., Tim Conn watches " Romeo and Jul iet " with his friends. Aside from watching movies, Conn was interested in sports and hoped to one day be a football coach. Photo by Amy Roh Ann Brady Jonathan Brancato Shaun Branham Jennifer Branncn Jo BrassHeid Melissa Breazile Jin Brennan Raymond Brenner Nicole Bresley KalJicrine Bressman Alisha Bret . Pamela Brewster Megan Brickman Jeffrey Briggs Matthew Bright John Brimcr Jennifer Brinclu Jamie Brit Megan Bnxey Amy Br(K ' kman MIkacIa Br(K)kc Heather Bross Chad Brown Chanty. Brown 218 PCOPLK ONOANIZATION Hudson Hall Council •Sponsored tiick-or-ircaiing for Hjllowwn Frtmt Htvw Iaii C ' rlr, jrMUA Tr«mrr, Amy lemv. Tdm fd W«IU v. Imniirr ikmnrtl 4nd SUrk Murray Row 2 SUcir MiLauKhlin. loMIrn (Umixk. Irnniirr hallyt, l ur« McCiirmKk. | mtr Bril , Mn-ru Kwinn, Annr Mi-C ' rthy. lodi Col«. Um Kinn nd Krl»ry Uiwc Row S r«h C ' o«n. Vrrw Mi yrr , C ' alhrnnr Hdmlm, Nalhjn Slrv»ter, L «ni« llr Siurtdrn, Kan Sprrbn. fhvky l 4hlkr, (. Jihy Flr«k tnd T mik4 (iuinn B«i ' k Row Jacob KfTvinck. Ryan S r)(r. Bryan Tolhrrt, Tim (. orrt-ll, Shawn hmrrMwi. Lhn» tbmhl and t " hn« K :k rt. Interfraternlty Council Executive •Participated in Homecoming •Helped with Creek Week Front Row: Justin Enj lhardt and Ryan Gillis Back Row Chad Bi ' lt ' ield. Dave Ruzicka and Chns Norman i w f g 1 Br- rV- ' - , ' ' iP Ba B j|h li [xl in 1 8 Interfraternlty Council Delegates •Worked in conneaion with various philanthropies •Active in Rush Front Row Jastin Engelhardt. Ryan Gillis Cawy Beane, Chris Zancr and Thomas Cixiper Row 2 Bill McElheny. Chad Belfield. Bryan Sevenn, Chris Norman and Eric Zinnert Back Row: Ryan Kiruella, Jason Taylor, Dave Ruzicka. Neal Aiken, Ben Sumrall and Bill Koile. Dana Brown Matthew Brownsberger Aaron Brunson Chns Buhman Ken Buman Sara Bunch Brylic Buah Timothy Burdgc Cixirtney Burgcrt Adam Burke Kimherly Burkcmprr Steph Burketl Tiffany Bumes Megan Burnett Michael Bumey Jaquclinc Burrows Justin Burton (leather Byrrmi Julie Cadain Daniel C ' ady Sheme Callaway Caroline Camenm Bnan Campbell Knslcn Campbell coNM at curiosity promotes awareness i ? nL by Lisa Huse A member of International Student Organization for four years, lOlU Y3tT13UCni watched the group evolve and grow. As president, he devoted the year to promoting ISO and other cultures. Yamauchi moved to Northwest from Hamamatsu, Japan. ISO welcomed members from all countries and sponsored programs to celebrate and educate about their differences. Yamauchi joined ISO his freshman year, but was not an active member until an American student, Renee Bergene, motivated him to get more involved. Yamauchi made it his goal to encourage others to get involved, like Bergene had done for him. The first plan to improve publicity was to get more participation for annual projects, such as the Annual International Dinner Show. In recent years Yamauchi saw student interest in the dinner grow from selling 150 tickets his first year, to selling all 300 tickets for the 1998 dinner. " I thought (the international dinner) had a big impact on this campus and community, " Yamauchi said. " But I did not think it was enough. I mean the dinner was only one day, and we wanted to make ourselves visible to all 6,000 students and the 10,000 people living in the community. " With this in mind, part two of the plan to improve publicity came into play. ISO incorporated new projects like public presentations about different cotmtries and their cultures. The opening of the Joyce and Harvey White International Plaza also helped encourage students to learn about different cultures, Yamauchi said. " 1 wanted (the plaza opening) to be a step to get more American students into trying to get to know about other countries because otherwise, it was just a $400,000 waste of money, " Yamauchi said. Yamauchi ' s work with ISO helped raise group awareness to a new level and encouraged students to learn about the diversity that could be found in the cultures of the people around them. PRESIDENT OF INTERNATIONAL Student Organization, Tom Yamauchi speaks at the dedication of the Joyce and Harvey White International Plaza. ISO raised international awareness in Maryville. Photo by Sarah Phipps Shelley Caniglia Sharon Cantrell Jill Cantu Ryan Carey Tracy Carey Ian Carle Ella Carlson Heath Carlson Kalle Carlson Megan Carlson Amy Carpenter Cynthia Carrigan Holly Carstensen Alex Carter Amy Carter JoVanna Carter Matthew Case Erin Caselman Heather Caselman Corey Casey Lon Casey Kelly Cassell Laura Chamberlain John Chambers WceLce Chan Melissa Checksficld Charles Childers Charity Christofferson NJchole Ciro Jill Citta BB5B fSSSSSSM 220 Pbople Oroanixation International Reading Association •Promoted literacy worldwide •Supponed teacher training In the Philippines •Worked with the Horace Mann students and planned special activities with them Front Kinv I ' al n« mpMin, |i-nni( T litiM-nand Nii ki P« Ury Back Ri)w tindy CarriKdn, C Jrrif hlliiXt. Kri%li NikU m. Slrfanie Ri-nhf .ind Hllcn HlumI International Student Organization •Shared cultures with others through programs, visits and displays •Provided scholarships for international students •Gx rdinated the International Dinner and Show Front Row: Yumiko Kabashima, Julie Hackney. Vemie Greenaway. Juriana Mohd Nor. Decpti Choudlury. Aya Takaha.shi. Kaon Niai;ai and Meredith White Row 2 Munaba NJasiiro. Yuce A anoKJu. Can Camenin. Jennifer Bonnetl. Mananne Maynard. Esther Winter and Nancy Hardee Row Toru Yamauchi. Danielle Saunders. Cathy Fleak. Saja Raoof. Tamika Guinn. Tina Cumminf s and Mist ' Durham Back Row: Ben Walker. Yasuhiro Yano. Nikos Apc»lolopoulos, Seon Ahn, Sung-jin Ahn, Charles Seelin and Nitin Coil. Kappa Delta Pi •An honor society for education majors •Met with a panel of principak Front Row: Teresa Ganger, Dr Margaret Drew and Kale Carrel. Back Row: Cathiu Hintz. Amy BuiKh. Chns( Lyda and Curt Friedel. Kappa Kappa Psi •Provided services to all University bands Front Row. Brian Clark. Kristen Sprague. Jackie Six. C«nc ieve Shcxrkley. Amber Van Wyk. Dan Bamett. Mona Killian. Stef ante Me eT and Alan Hulchcraft l?ow 2 MelLosa Auwarter. lacque Kig»-r. Ki«irtT ey Strade. Amanda Buttkrr. Sarah Ehly.Scolt F.vans. Kate Doolr . Bonnie Steen. Shannon TiHmey. Slacv Taylor. Matthew Tapp and Camilla (ieuy. Row Tawna Bush. C-rrg Howdesheil. |ohn Ki ilarmul. Jennifer Grass. Chnstie F.agan. Celmda Cox. Julie Uake. Sharu Oufi. Su anne McBain. Cavm 1 erxit arxJ Sam Henson Hack R m Ralph Hailcy III. Al Sergei. Jamin Howell. Shrri Skeens. John Bo» en. Mike McBain. Alex Dyer. Jim Beeiends. Shena Gfenier. Chnsman Kalkwarf, Ryan Whiting and Bnan Lrndl aCHi 221 WHILE PEGGY PURDY ifinishes payroll, Kristy ' Purdy checks alumni addresses. The Alumni House took part in " Bearcat Pride Day " in which all of Northwest was to wear their Northwest attire in honor of the playoff game the next day. Photo by Amy Roh STUDENT WORKER I BRAD Harden asks Peggy Purdy about an address. Purdy was in charge of development for the Alumni House. Photo by Amy Roh 222 PKO I-K OliaANIZATION ®AT HER DESK, Peggy Purdy gives her daughter Kristy Purdy another task. Kristy worked a few hours a week with her mother for extra money. Photo by Amy Roh Liumni House Keeping track of where alumni from vJorthwest had moved was just one of the many bs the employees at the Alumni House were sponsible for. The Alumni House was also responsible for ublicizing the University through d vertisments and word of mouth. The Alumni louse produced an Alumni Magazine uarterly. The magazine was for and about the lumni family and a way for Northwest to keep lumni updated on events and happenings on le Northwest campus. ©WITH PREPARATIONS FOR the next day ' s pregame festivities completed. Jim Moore gets ready to leave. The next day. festivities for the Bearcat football playoff game against the University of Nebraska- Omaha took place. Photo by Amy Roh 223 AFTER THE iNORTHWEST footba ' game, Tim Hensen cuts down a Christmas tree to fit inside the Alumni House. The Alumni House was a central location for alumni upon returning to Northwest. Photo by Sarah Phipps BEARCAT 1 SWEETHEART CINDY Carrigan calls out numbers for prizes at the Alumni House tailgate before the University of Nebraska-Omaha football game. Prizes offered were Northwest T-shirts. Photo by Amy Roh 224 PKOPLC ONOANIZATION Alumni House Planning events was another role the Alumni House played in promoting Northwest. The Alumni House hosted a pancake breakfast the morning of the Bearcat football game against the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Northwest had a significant number of alumni in Omaha and wanted to do something nice for them when they came down for the game. The Alumni House also sponsored a barbecue at the Aug. 20 Kansas City Chiefs preseason game. IN FRONT OF the Alumni kHouse, Jim Moore. Idirector development University advancement, talks with R. Joe Smith, a 1967 graduate and his wife Nancy. The Alumni House took advantage of events such as football games for alumni to get together In Maryville. Photo by Amy Roh 4 n r 34 HOWN IN TNK AkUMNI HOUSK 22S Kappa Omicon Nu •Honor Society for Human Environmental Sciences •Gave two to four scholarships •Members were in the upper 25 percent of class or had 3.2 grade point average Front Row: Erin Turtle, Shannon Mayo and Julie Hackney. Back Row: Rory Frisbie, Kristi Wiederstein, Heather Hall and Amber Holman. KDLX Radio •Presented Fall Freeze and Spring Thaw •Hosted Jock-A-Thon Front Row: Nicole Fuller, Kim Kajok and Tracy Carey. Row 2: Wendy Broker, Jon Going, Kent Ruehter, Brian Campbell and Scott Jones. Back Row: Jeff Marshall, LeRon Ford, Mark Reed and Joe Cox. Koncerned Individuals Dedicated to Students Freshmen •A Big Brother Big Sister Program •Provided a fun and educational environment for the children Front Row: Angela Mason, Melanie Blando, Cassia Kite, Marianne Meinke and Amy Nelson. Row 2: Jenny Curtis, Marsha Cox, Lindsay Lund, Brooke Hogan, Elizabeth Zinke, Ann Harman and Jermy Wiederholt. Row 3: Summer Hubbard, Jill Hoggatt, Jacqueline Ismert, Stepharue Hylton, Heidi Hester, Shelley Pruitt, Lindsay Jilka and Megan Uthe Back Row: Dena Hotmer, Adam Nelson, Chris Bolinger, Dan Scott, Patrick Rice, Trevor Allison, David Smith and Darbic Valenti. Jane Clark Jennifer Clark Les Clark Stephanie Clarkin Carrie Cleland Alyna Clemmons Carie Coan Sarah Coan Tonya Coffelt Jenny Coffey John Coffey Ben Coffman Kerri Coffman Megan Coleman Jodi Coles Katie Colic Brand! Collin Josh Combs Sarah Comfort Cara Comslock Julie Coney Robert Conley .Marisa Conroy Rebecca Conway 226 PKOPLK OWOANIZATIONS Ivetennanan prevails over turmoil 3»nlii by Enc Uavis Under trying circumstances, some people would have buckled; LyJ V I u 11 3 P I O Vc grew stronger. His father left when Hargrove was young. The last time Hargrove attempted contact with his father was in the early 1990s, when Hargrove wrote him a letter. His father never contacted him. However, Hargrove said he would not have changed his relationship with his father. " I was content with the way things turned out, " Hargrove said. " If he had been there, things could have been better or, maybe, worse. " Although he lacked a father figure, Hargrove ' s mother, Teresa Shireman, was very influential in his life. She too grew up in family turmoil. And, like Hargrove, she succeeded. Hargrove grew to appreciate what his mother did for him. " In college you had to take responsibility, " Hargrove said. " You did not have any family to pay your bills or help you out. " Although he was involved in many activities, Hargrove kept a firm grip on his studies. It was no surprise Hargrove pursued a degree in zoology. As a child, his house was filled with pets of all kinds. Throughout his youth, he did well in school, but he especially enjoyed learrung about animals. " Animals were so dynamic, " Hargrove said. " Each one was different. They thought, lived and moved on their own. I always had an extreme curiosity about them. " Hargrove was optimistic about the future. He envisioned himself as a veterinarian in a private firm. Though he was looking forward, Hargrove never forgot the past. Unlike many in his situation, he did not concentrate on the negatives of his youth. " It made me who I am today, " Hargrove said. AT THE SHINOIGG, David Hargrove and Caroline Cameron dance to the country music. Hargrove often went to the Shindigg. an event which the group Country Faith sponsored on Thursday evenings. Photo by Jason Myers Although his life had not been picture perfect, Hargrove felt the end justified the means. Jonathan Cook Andrea Cooper Valerie Cooper Jessica Corlxit Sara Comwell CaraCorum Erin Coulter Katharine Counter Marsha Cox Rachel Cox Laura Craft Mclis« Cram Chnslina Cranmer Nathan Cra« ford Hli ahclh Crow Kenneth Cio«der Elizabeth Crow-nover Samuel Crust Kisha Cummmgk Tina Cummmgs Michelle Cunningham Justin Currs Jenny Curtis Knsti Cutsinger HANOROVK 2X7 % environment created ffif ' y - I environment created «8wi by Stephanie Zeilstra Creating a family atmosphere in the residence halls was not as easy as it sounded. J GSSIC3 V 0Cn3 LZ61, from Smithville, Mo., enjoyed being a resident assistant on the seventh floor of Millikan Hall. " They really respected me, and that made things fun, " Vochatzer said. " They always liked having planned activities together. " Her decision to become an RA stemmed from her desire to become more involved on campus. She lived in Hudson Hall her freshman year and became involved in hall council. " Some of my goals when I wanted to become an RA were to assist and help achieve a better living environment, " Vochatzer said. " I also wanted to develop a closer, tight community on the floor. " Vochatzer concluded that she achieved her goal from the way the residents treated her. " To this day, they still wanted to do things together, " Vochatzer said. " They would go eat a lot of times together. We would all play card games together and just hung out together a lot. I was not expecting that at all when I first became an RA. " Vochatzer had 48 girls on her floor, and 44 of those were freshmen. She said they all developed close ties during freshmen orientation. Being an RA took up a lot of time, Vochatzer said, and she did not have much free time. She wished she had more opportunities to visit her family in Smithville. She said her family was very close. " For me for example, I had a unique relationship with my mother and I also had special ties with my aunts and uncles, " Vochatzer said. " My mother worked really hard at making sure we were a close family. We went on vacations together, including my grandparents. " Between her duties as an RA and carrying a course load of 18 hours, Vochatzer kept busy but learned to balance her time. DESK ASSISTANTJESSICA Vochatzer answers phones, resident ' s questions and tends to printed material while on duty. Desk assistants were employed in each resident hall. Photo by Jason Myers Jennifer Daake Jessica Dahl Rebecca Dahlke Justin Dammann Lesley Daniel Troy Dargin Jill Dauner Amanda Davis Ashley Davis Brad Davis Donna Davis LjTonya Davis Monica Davis Ryan Deal C ' ynlhia Dcavcr Jonathan Decs Melissa Dcfenbaugh Elisa Dclchant Matthew Dcmoss Jamcy Dcdnckson Dakota Derr Troy Dickhcmd Joshua DickcrM n Sara Diclctnan 228 PlEOPLK OROANIZATIONS Koncerned Individuals Dedicated to Students Freshmen •Held » get losrihcr monthly where ill children jnd tponwn met Fniol Riiw Am4cu)4 Hutrkfr, Inwifrr V ' tughan tnd Tiffany Bumo Row 2 Kara R()illn . Icidi t ' oir . Abbfv Siiinr, Ixm Kini;, Jamita Willtcr, Mrlit-a MikkIv ami Cindy Kiibrrls Ri)U ' ' ( Brth yt en. Cut Mutlam. Kira l fwr. Andrr4 l in ino. Krn Bum4n and A Lhlfy U«vi!i BacliKim ' Mriyndj f vter, Tilfany Spauidin , S4Acy Harmrr. Aarim Hackjnjnn, Brth RomuMm, Nicoir Mortenwn and Chrutir Miiirr Koncerned Individuals Dedicated to Students Upper Classmen •Provided interaction between college students and area children Front Row. Andrea Schieber. |ill Kreisler, Andrea Ciesken and lamie Bntz. Row 2 Rachel Cox, Donna Shubkagel, Kim Ka|ol .. Heather Byrom and Buffy Bird Row 1 Ginny Seel. Cathy Heak. Tamika Guinn, Kelly Ramsey and Vaneua Coodale Back Row; |ennifer Bonnett, Tma Cummmgs, Tracy Young and Misty Masters. KNWT-TV8 •Broadcasted and Produced Vind Academy Awards •Aired Thursday night MIAA football games Front Row: Paige Glidden. Stephanie Richard. Meg Barnes and Tiiu Bullock. Row 2: Kathe Stewart. Hilane |ezik. Erika Niermeyer and Leah Bym. Back Row: Scott Jones. Nicholas Drake, Megan Wilkerson and Kaley Hutchison. wum Nicole Dierckscn Elizabeth Dilges Thad Dixon Andrae Dobbins Sicvcn Dobisch Kaihcnne Dockus Regan Dodd ChriiUopher Doertng Bnan Dom Lennic Dorsey Emily Dolson Kan Douglas Slacic Dowcll Daniel Dozar .Nicholas Drake Karman Drcc Ryan Drees Heather Dunkcr Joshua Duniap Kcndra Duniap Tnna Dunn Angle Dunna«ay Meghan Dunning Tim Durbin VOCMATZCK 229 Bearcat fans mob the field to tear down the g posts after the Bearcats defeat Texas A M-Kingsville in the NCAA semifinals, 49-34. Students waited along the sidelines the last few minutes of the game in anticipation to bring the goal posts down. Photo by Jason Myers -v. ' " 1 . I experience found in organization r by Laura Pearl When t)G n I 1 6 1 1 entered Northwest as an ambitious English major, he had no idea what changes his developing love for political science and the nation ' s capitol would bring to his life. By the time he reached his sophomore year, Prell realized he needed to take a look at his future and alter his plans. At that point, he officially became a political science major, double minoring in criminal justice and Spanish, and started getting involved in organizations that would help him prepare for law school. Mock Trial helped him gain hands-on experience dealing with the kinds of law careers he could face in the future. " Mock Trial was the closest I had gotten to really being into my career, " Prell said. Team members analyzed cases and formed strategies of prosecution or defense. The American Mock Trial Association composed the cases used in competitions, and those were what members studied in their preparation. " Mock Trial reinforced my desire to be an attorney, " Prell said. " It taught me to be more organized and showed me how to deal with public speaking in what was sometimes an intimidating and strict environment. " Looking toward the future, Prell ' s goals continued to grow. He wished to leave the Midwest and settle down in the politically-active area of Washington D.C. Prell began to apply to law schools in that area. After law school, Prell hoped to enter the FBI academy he attended the academy, he knew he had a good chance being employed at the counterterrorism unit because it v, relatively new. Prell ' s ambitions included going on to become a C analyst and eventually a manager for that department. Those lofty goals and big ambitions were evident earl Prell ' s life. He taught himself to read at the age of three using materials from his mother ' s preschool. As Prell grew older, his ambition only grew, helping receive a Bright Flight Scholarship. When he came to Northwest, Prell became actively invoh in the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, various hoi organizations, Pre-Law Society and Mock Trial. He a served as a student manager at the University Confere Center and was a student ambassador. Prell thought his life at Northwest was an important s in the course of his life. " There was no other place where I would have had I chance to meet so many people my own age to inter with, " Prell said. Through his intense involvement in campus life and ambitious plans for the future, Prell showed h opportunities could be created. With long-lasti determination, Prell not only accepted but looked tow change, and that constantly propelled him forward. Misty Durham Brian Easley Jeremy Eaton Chris Eckert Anthony Edelen John Edwards Tracy Edwards Jennifer Egger Elizabeth Eggers Russell Eich Stacey Eichhom Alison Eilers Eric Eilers Thomas Eisele Kristine Ekiund Robin Endermuhle Justin Engelhard! Jill Eppenbaugh Amy Evans Janis Evans Mary Evans Lakisha Ewing Mccna Ewing Beth Fajcn 232 PCOPLC OROANIZATIONS Lambda Pi Eta •Communlcjilons Honor Society •Admlnisiertd high Khoi stic jchlevemvnt •Encourigcd further educjtionii goaii Front Row AaliiryCcrkm. ApnlGnHilhond Angrl« Pcllun B«ck Row Brtntt tjndwv, Travi MudtoH nd Enc EUo Mllllkan Hall Council •involved in penny wart contest with money going to community to feed families for Thanlugiving Front Row: Drvon Black, Kelly Daniels, Sarah HaLwy. Sarah Moser, Sandk ' Holmes. Amy Carter. Anna Eustrom, Kathy Mayes. Julie Roberts and Katie Kausalik Row 2 Amanda Tackett. Kisha Cummingp. lessica Vochatzer, Michele Smith, Summer Hubbard, Pam Brewster, Steph Bolton, Nicole Strong. Sara ICaden, Hope Hohensee and Nicole Nulph. Back Row: Munaba Nasiiro. lessica Dayton, Heather Heidzig. Lakisha Ewing, Kelly Hansen. Nicole Barringer. Christina Cranmer. April Nelson and Amber Monroe. Mock Trial Team •Prepared for competition against other Khools in American MckIc Trial Association tournaments •Competed annually in regional tournaments •Have won individual Outsunding Witness and Attorney awards Front Row: Andrea McNeil and Rachael Wheeler Row 2; Damelle Saunders. Danielle Berlowitz. Elhera Sunderman and Tracy Stoehr Back Row: Chris Banks. Mark Pederson, Mindy White, Ben Prell and Dr. Ke -in Buterbaugh. s« ii • il WaB Jennifer Pally s Christopher Farmer Kathennc Farmer Slacy Farmer Damian Fams Karen Falka Ryan Fclu Jennifer Fenner Tom Fenner John Fenell Und.Kay Fick Lon Ficken Michael Fields Rebecca Finoccliio .Vlichclle Fish Josh Flake Catherine Fleak Shannon Flinn Meidi Floersch We lcy Florea Lon Fogle Jason Foland Greg Ford Brian Fonnanek Pnkli. 233 Mortar Board •Hosted a faculty appreciation tea each year •Participated in middle school tutoring Front Row: Johanne Fairchild, Jen Weipert, Nicole Fizette, Michele Beisel, Jennifer Rule, Angle Bayne, Jill Roasa and Kem. ' Baldwin. Row 2: Kate Carrel, Jackie Tegen, Stefanie Meyer, Stefanie Rentie, Chris Peasley, Jeanne Swames, Gayle Mcintosh, Julie Norlen and Curt Friedel. Back Row: Angel McAdams, Summer Brown, Robert Aschentrop, Devin Warrington, Dwayne Saucier, Sinan Atahan, Mike Burke, Travis Manners and Rita Delsignore. Music Educators National Conference •Hosted a regional junior high music festival •Attended the MMEA State Conference •Sponsored various workshops Front Row: Megan Brixey, Megan AUbaugh, Camilla Geuy, Seth Wheeler, Sarah Barton Thomas, Julia Bookless, Carey Mills and Melissa Au warter. Row 2: Gillian Sterago, Rachel M. Nichols, Beth Green, Ashley Dougan, Elizabeth Eggers, Jessy Smith and Allison Neibling. Row 3: Erin McKiilip, Mary Riley, Casey Whitaker, Sarah Meyer, Amanda Mendon, Alan Hutchcraft and Trent Buckner. Back Row: Adam Cartwright, Loren Gray, Danny Baker, Zane Knudtson,SamCrust, Derek Johnson and Dr. Chris Gibson. National Agri-Marketing Association •Professional mentor mentee program •Sold Barnwarming T-shirts Front Row: Duane Jewell, Crystal Melcher, Krystal Harpole, Jennifer Johannaber and Leigh Meyer. Row 2: Valerie Cooper, Hope Schloman, Sara Rogers, Alicia Fagg, Julie Benton and Christy Raymond. Row 3: Kari Eck, Tiffany Quillen, Beth Collins, Katie Parpart, Deborah Turner, Courtney Burgert, Jason Foland and Brian Hopf. Back Row; James Paschal, Cody Bird, Rich Blackburn, Amend Sealine, Keith Pietig, Tom Head and Robert Conley. p ' ri ir ..: ' .- .: ' . Lucas Forney Jeremy Forsythe Megan Foster Shane Foust Ryan Fouts Amanda Fox Jennifer Freeman Nicole Freis Karri Frerichs Rory Frisbie Rcbekah Frost Kristina Fry Jenny Fuller Stephanie Galloway Colleen Ganey Shauna Card Melissa Gamer Susan Garrett Sarah Gamoti Jamie Gaston Kyle Gaston Jeff Gates Jamie Galson Camilla Geuy 234 PKOPLK OIIOANIZATIONS I als provides memoriesTOifti 3 1k Most people were appreciative of a pet cat or dog; others would take in anything that came along. bL3CI6 I I out was one of the latter group. It started when she was growing up in Grain Valley, Mo. Her family purchased two ducks to live on their pond. It was not long before they realized one duck. Sonny, was different. At the change of seasons, one duck flew away, but Sonny stayed at the Trout ' s pond because it was unable to fly. It was not long before a group of geese landed at the pond . One goose, Lucy, broke its leg. The Trouts took the goose to a wildlife refuge to have its leg fixed. They were told the goose would be fine, and the other geese would not even notice the brace. They were wrong. Lucy became an outcast, and the other geese completely ignored her. One day. Sonny met up with Lucy, and the two became outcasted friends. " You should have seen Sonny and Lucy swimming together, " Trout said. " They were misfits but were best friends. It was so cute. " Trout ' s love of animals did not end with birds. Living in Maryville, she had a similar situation occur with a squirrel. A friend of Trout ' s found an injured squirrel on campus and knew Trout would take care of it, which she did. Trout named the squirrel " Swirl " and nursed it back to health. It became tame and a good pet. Swirl lived with an older woman in Blue Springs, Mo. There was only one animal Trout was able to identify as one she did not love: her roommate ' s dog. " 1 hated Bailey, " Trout said. " He was the only dog I had never liked. He had no manners, he begged all day long and he smelled. " While Trout ' s true love of animals may not have extended to her roommate ' s dog, she was always willing to open her heart, and her home to animals, even if they were injured or misfits. STACIE TROUT LOVED animals of all kinds and often extended her heart to them. She often made wild animals her pets and nursed sick and injured animals tiack to health. Portrait by Laura Prichard Katnna Git)bs Shira Gibson Jenny Gifrin Stephanie Gilchrist Bnannc Giles Enn Gilmore Jennifer Gladbach Amvsue Glas Jessie Glenn Ryan (iiKkiard Jeff (KKticmoeller Jon Goldberj: Ousity Gooch Vanessa Gondale Scon Goodnch Nkhole GoHKh .Sarah Gowdy Kathryn Graber Andrea Grant Brian Grant [X;hnrah Grantham Chnslopher Gray Ryan Crny Gregory Graytull TKOUT 238 campus entices student by Matthew Pearl When dIII I GI 1 Ycame to Northwest he felt an attraction to Terry to specify his particular interests in the field of computer the University ' s computer science program. After a few semesters of Subcategories like networking gave focus for his education ar adjustment, Terry began to see there was more to college than hitting the books. Terry got involved in activities and organizations at the start of his jimior year. Losing the inhibition that he held in high school, Terry began to branch out creatively. allowed him to explore some exciting new fields. " Basically, the courses were offered that we wanted, " Terry sai " They looked into new fields of study and added new classes all tl time. I liked that. " By accepting more social, educational and financial responsibilit Residence Hall sociatioi One of his most meaningful experiences, however, came from his Terry felt Northwest helped him develop into a better person, involvement in Residence Hall Association. The small-town atmosphere and professional attitude of the facul " I attended a conference for RHA that really gave me some good and staff, according to him, allowed him to prepare for an excitij new ideas to bring to my own life and to other on-campus students, " career in technology Terry said. Terry ' s responsibilities and interests ranged from serving as webmaster for RHA ' s webpage, he was the treasurer for Franken Hall and a devoted member of the The Star Trek Society. Terry ' s main interest was computers, and time spent with technology was justifiable, considering his computer science major and math minor. In fact, it was the quality of the highly advertised Electronic Campus which played a important part in Terry ' s desire to come attend Northwest. The Northwest staff and curriculum allowed RESIDENCE HALL ASSOCIATION webmaster Bill Terry Is responsible for the RHA website. Terry was a computer science major and a member of the The Star Trek Society. Portrait by Amy Roti Beth Green Jennifer Greene Jason Greer Tiffany Gregg Beth Greunke Christine Grier Derrick Griffen Sean Griffen Vanessa Grimm Tracy Gross Bryan Grow Matthew Gruber Kimberly Gubser Gina Guerrero Tamika Guinn Suzanne Guthrie Julie Gutschenritter Matthew Hackett Jill Hackley Heather Hailine Amelia Hale Tammy Hallgrcn Sarah Halsey Sarah Hambrechi 236 pkoplk Onoanizations National Residence Hall Honorary •Sponiofcd l«4d nhlp schoUnhlp •Held training sculon for Hill Council Execuilvt Boards •Sold " warm fuulM as a fund-raiser Front Row Scott Fvans. Canr Cuui, |miu Rhudn. Umir evasion. Amy t ' arpmirr and Anunda Davi» Row 2 C urt Fncdcl. Lc» Clark, C ' alhrnnr Mamlm, Kair tX¥ lry, Brun Hopt. Hralhrr Hall and Stctanic Meyer Back Row Jeremy Walker. tVrek Williams. la» ' ob R«-»ef, |e»ica Andervm, MeliSM Uilkuon and iaaon (JibMin. Newman Center •Free homecooked meals weekly •Discussion groups weekly •One trash pick-up per semester Front Row: Becky Wigington. Melissa Schram and Debbie Lollmann. Row 2: Lynsi Rahorst, Leslie Dickherber, fessy Smith, Dr Dave Cutton and |ohn Clisbve Back Row: Jill Eppcnbaugh. Chris Farmer, Jeff Goeftemoeller, Tema Schlueter, Father Peter Ullrich and |ohn Ohlberg. North Gjmplex Hall Council Destiny Hamilton Laura Hampton JoHllcn HanciKk .Sarah Handrup Nichollc Hanlcy BriHtkc Hansen Jena Hansen Nicholas Hanson Natalie Haitiin Kors HiirtxHir Bradley Harden Jennifer Hanlison Ann Harman Monica Harper Krysial Harpolc CTuisiophcr Hams Jamie Hams Megan Hams Jennifer Hamson Julia Han BiiN ic Jo Harlman Ciina Hartsock Ixanne Hartsiack r nise Hastings TcnitY 237 Fa w ' cio! by Stephanie Zeilstra jr oseness affects interests Spending time with friends and family was important toSue SwitZeP. Switzer was active with a variety of hobbies, some of which she learned from family members. " I liked doing things like swimming, biking and shopping, " Switzer said. Switzer developed a love of all types of music from her father. He had been a disc jockey and worked at events like dances, weddings and receptions for 10 years. " I was kind of forced, growing up, to listen to all kinds of music, and I really loved and enjoyed all types of music because of my father, " Switzer said. Switzer helped her father with paperwork and kept track of billing, which she enjoyed doing because she was a business management major. Switzer was involved in American Marketing Association and was a member of Phi Eta Sigma, the freshman national honor society. " I really wanted to work in the business field and especially personnel, " Switzer said. " I wanted to change to computer management systems because it involved both a business and computer core. " Switzer was enrolled in 18 hours in the fall. She said this kept her busy and did not allow for much Katy Hawley Jennifer Hayes Andrea Haynes Michael Head Tom Head Benjamin Heaivilin Abigail Heath Jennifer Heermann Maya Hees Mi Tasha Heideman Heather Heidhg Joshua Heihn Todd Heins Kerre Heintz Christine Helling Corrie Heliums Derek Helwig Nichole Hendricks Stephanie Henley Megan Henning Coby Henry Jill Henry Sharon Henry Samuel Henson involvement in other activities. Switzer enjoyed doing ceramics, which she learned from her grandmother. Her grandmother owned a ceramics shop, and Switzer spent a lot of hme there because she liked to do ceramics and spend time with her grandmother. Switzer was close to her family of seven brothers and sisters. She also had two nephews and a niece, but only got to see them during the holidays because of where they lived. Switzer was close friends with seven girls. They liked to hang out and do things together. " We had a lot of movie nights, " Switzer said. " My favorite movies were probably the classics, like ' Top Gun ' and ' Grease. ' " The group liked to go shopping when they got the chance. They usually went on road trips to St. Joseph, Mo., or Kansas City, Mo. Switzer said she had a good listening ear when it came to her friends, because family and friends were important to her. She embraced those relationships. ON A THURSDAY evening Sue Switzer plays circle of death, a card game, with a group of friends. Switzer made sure to schedule plenty of time for friends and family since they were important to her. Photo by Sarah Phipps 23 Pkopuk Oroanizations ■slull l l N ' ' »V ' . M r k BBK i l , 1 t . : = j||I||il_ Northwest Forensics Team •PjrtlclfMttd In fortnsks touriumtnu ihroughoui iht country FronI Row C«Mry Wik»trom, Trrn P r in. Collcm Schwilm. Kim Rnlmnu. AngrU Mi M«hun. Ry«n FouU «n i Sjrah )( hn»»n Row 2 Annw Chromy. Nicole Nulph. |ill Sivlry . tUi ' hrl VHrrk. Adnmnr Rinmliul and liulin Burton B4ck Row V«lmr C ' ollon, Brun Dom. Z .h Bonun. Bill Cur. Chris Banks, loshua Updikr and Chru Railsback Northwest Jazz Ensemble •Sponsored Northwest [Xsiria ]iu Festival •Toured to Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Kansas and throughout Missouri •Performed with many jau artists Front Row: Nathan Simorw, Alex Dyer, Steve Nichols, David Potter and Nic Vasquez. Row 2: Martin Small. B| Clark. Brad Davis. Sam Henson, |ohn Kizilarmul and Mike McBain. Row 3: Dakota Derr and Or John Entzi Back Row: Dan Bamett. Scott Weber, Matt Bonsigiwre, Jim Berretvl and Ryan Whiting. Northwest Missourian •Published weeitly newspaper and dally online •Missourian Daily Online at http: www.nwmissourl. edu missourian Front Row: )oni Jones, Nicole Fuller. Lindsey Corey and St«rpharue Clarkin. Row 2: Mike Rai sdell. Mark Homickel. Kimberly Mansfield. Jammie Silvey and Walid Johr 5on. Row 3: Kyle Worthington. Toru Yamauchi. Barry Piatt. Angela Patton and Erica Smith. Back Row: Jenniier Meyer, Rachael JerJts. Matt Armstrong, Burton Taylor, Heather Butler and Laune DenOudeiv Farrah Herbert Kan Herbsl Heidi Hester Tom Hettinger Karen Heyle Roben Hicks .Malt Higgs ThonuLs Higgs Jimmy Hill Michaela Hirayama-Ross Michelle Hiri Jeffrey Hitt Theodore Hoefle Seth Hofsicncr Brooke Hogan Jill Hoggatl Kan Hogya Hope Hohensee Justin Hoke Chad Holmes Sandie Holmes Rebecca Homuth Laura Hoppe Angela Horn SWITZCR 239 by Matthew Pearl r participant wishes for more support The very mention of rodeo brought a smile to the face of J3y rNGll6SGn. Due to Ws devotion to Ws favorite sport, he was a member of the Northwest Rodeo Club and Team, and his focus had been on the logistics of roping and riding for years. " My family always had horses around, so it was a way of life, " Nellesen said. " When just riding them got boring, I went for something a little more exciting. " Nellesen described the experience he and many of his friends had as something that required hard work for very little glory. Raised in Carroll, Iowa, Nellesen made many friends who were also interested in rodeo. He chose to come to North- west and become a part of the rodeo club and team. " I was a little disappointed with the lack of moral and financial support by the college in regard to rodeo, " Nellesen said. The group, he said, had no athletic scholarships and no coach. " We did a damn good job for a group of people that worked all by themselves, " Nellesen said. The senior agricultural science major said the agricultural department and instructors were understanding in regard to the group situation. " All of the agricultural science people were willing to help you with whatever you needed, " Nellesen said. Nellesen said other departments in the college shou have taken more notice in the rodeo club and team, and th it would have been a good selling point to perspecti ' students. Aside from studying or traveling with the organization f one of several rodeo events, Nellesen spent his time woi ing for Hollingsworth Nursery in Maryville, as well shoeing horses locally. Nellesen said he was inspired work hard by his parents, who were both full-time worke " My mom had been a deputy sheriff in Iowa for a whi but she or my dad always somehow took the time befor turned 1 6 to take me to practice roping whenever 1 needec Nellesen said. In the future Nellesen planned to work as a sa representative for an agricultural company. On t weekends, he hoped to attend amateur rodeos. " I would have liked to live in Missouri, " Nellesen sa " But 1 supposed I would go where the money took me. As far as plans for a family, he had a steady girlfriend a : said a family was the only reasonable step. Despite the frustrations of being involved in an organi i tion often overlooked by the community, Nellesen m aged to obtain a great deal of rodeo experience, wl h elping a struggling club and team make its way. As a t lover of animals and the outdoors, he made his mark on agricultural department and the rodeo club and team. Mark Hornickel Kalarryna Horsha Lesley Hosteller Dena Hotmer Rachel House Jamin Howell Melinda Howerton Clinl Howren Summer Hubbard Richard Hubble Victoria Huff Sarah Huffer Brandi Hughes Brian Hula Lisa Hull Amy Hunt Heather Hunt Kimbcrlcy Hunt Debbie Hurlburt J xli Hurley Chris Hurst Lisa Huse Erika Hutv)n Alisha Hyatt 240 PCOPLe ORGANIZATIONa Rodeo Club •Hosted Mluourl High School Rod«o •Hosted ExcrpdonjI Rod«o for physically and menully chjilfnged Individuals Front Row: Dtunr Icwrll. Brun Connd. |u Hn KrIIrr and Came Twyman. Row 2 Dvborah Turner. Kah Parpan, Kcvly Barrwtt. Brad Hulrtt and Krvin Allm Row i Belh Collins , Dan Bucktnan, Kyle Sheelz arul Heath CarlMW Back Row Brad Stepherw. Errut Ulhlaul, |ay Nellewn. Tyler WtllUms and Chru Evaru Northwest Star Trek Society •Met weekly to discuss all facets of the Star Trek Universe •A chapter of the International Federation of Trekkers •Sponsored trips to area conventions and other Trekkle events Front Row: Andrew Saeger, Devin Warrington, Keith Stock and Jon Holt. Back Row: Bill Terry, Harold Spanj ler, Dakota Derr, Benjamin Zugg and Michael Larsen Jonathan Hyde Stephanie Hyllon l i Isaacson Patnck Iske Jacqueline Ismert Jaime Isom Kcnji Issc Regina I wen Joseph Jackson Julia Jackson Carmen Jacohe Kane Jacobs Emily Jacobsen Jennifer Jarman Jennifer Jensen Veronica Jensen Amy Je «e Ken Jewell Lindsas Jilka Jennifer JiVtannahcr Bnon Johnson Derek Johnson Laiona Johnvm Melissa Johnson 241 Northwest Varsi ty Jazz Ensemble •Participated in Northwest ]au Festival and Northwest Distria ]azz Festival Front Row; Chris Pack, Julie Dake, Jason Paiva, Bradley Harden and Jamie Haidsiak. Row 2: Chad Brown, Jeremy Eaton, Derek Johnson and Justin Fitzgerald. Back Row: Allison Neibling, Soren Wohlers, Shena Grenier and Dr. John Entzi. 102 River Wildlife Club •For anyone interested in ecology, conservation, nature, wildlife, a healthy environment or any outdoor recreation. •Involved in Maryville Christmas bird court •Went on Omaha, Neb., zoo trip and Indian Caves excursion Front Row; Justin Kuntze, Stephanie Gilchrist, Jessica Armendariz, Amy Hunt and Angie Bowman. Row 2: Warren Crouse, Pat Islce, Suzanne Beebe, Becky Dalilke, Tracy Misale and Molly Ray. Back Row: Steve Gilson, Chantz Brown, Nick Schenck, Dr. David Easteria, Daniel Jensen and Ben Sutter. Order of Omega •Sponsored Watermelon Fest •Helped with Greek Week and Greek Awards ceremony Front Row: Jen Weipert, Jeanne Swames, Brianne Giles, Angie Bayne, Jennifer Simler, Jennifer Rule and Alicia Johnson. Row 2; Julie Norlen, Sarah Wieland, Vanessa Buhrmester, Micheie Beisel, Debby Grantham, Ashely Gerken, Jamie Hatz and Jessica Boynton. Back Row: Dwayne Saucier, Michael Spriggs, Travis Manners, Jeff Smith, Mark Pederson, Ben Prell, Kyle Niemann and Robert Aschentrop. i S A mM B, Vjfl Is RP Ir Hi ' Lj f fl Wm Robert Johnson Ryan Johnson Sarah Johnson Sarah Johnson Walid Johnson Justin Jolkowski Adrian Jones Leila Jones Joshua Juengel Kyla Kaelzel Tyler Kapp Aubrey Kams Marjorie Kasman Kalhrine Kausalik Elizabeth Keane Tina Kchr Greg Keith Erin Keller Laura Keller Kevin Kelley Chns Kcndnck Jacob Kendrick Matthew Kennedy Todd Kenney 242 PCOPLC OROANIZATION Bro " ; jA j r-4-i w r OlI ' cD-llof _ proves fun, unpredictable mm by Eric Davis For I N ICK Ul 3 K6, learning from experience was essential, which was why he chose Northwest. " I wanted a well-rounded education in broadcasting, " Drake said. " At Northwest, I could start learning right off the bat. " Drake enjoyed announcing basketball and ftxjtball games for the student radio station, KDLX. He loved hosting " The Roommate Game, " a game show that challenged rcKtmmates ' knowledge of each other. Drake said the job got exciting when things got competitive. " It was a blast, " Drake said. " The producers did a great job of setting things up. The show was fun and different. It was no problem to get participants. " Even though Drake loved hosting " The Roommate Game, " he said the most rewarding part of broadcasting was the people he met. " The best part about working at KNWT was definitely the friends I made, " Drake said. " The variety of people was great. " Drake got into broadcasting after his high school teachers encouraged him to get involved. " I never thought I could do it, " Drake said. " Once I got out there, it was fun. That was what really turned me on to it. It was unpredictable. There was a lot of variety, and I loved to entertain people. " Drake loved television. David Letterman was his favorite entertainer, and he planned to take a similar career path. He envisioned himself starting in a small television market. Drake gained lots of experience from working at KNWT-TVS, the University television station, but college taught him other lessons. " I was more independent, " Drake said. " I became more value-oriented. I stuck to the things I believed in and became more disciplined. " Drake was learning every day- However, the only way to see his next move was to stay tuned. BECAUSE OF HIS love for broadcasting. Nick Drake, host of The Roommate Game. " enjoyed the work he did for KNWT-TVS. Drake hoped to one day work in the late night circuit. Portrait by Amy Roh Danica Kent Jeni Kcnyon Kelly Ke ' ttingCT Bnanne Kigcr Jacquc Kigcr Christian Kincheloc Bnannc King Courtney King Eli alwth King Kevin King jat King Julie Kirk Cassia Kile Kim Ki er Molly Klesath Brooke Klot Kern Koch Stanley Kochlcr Nicholas Kocteman Eli ahcth KtAmctschcf Heather Kohtt Bill Koile Becky Kondas Amanda KracI DRAKE 243 ighlights »fc-.;w . Steppers watch the baton twirler during the half time show of the game against Missouri Western State College. The Bearcats dominated the game with a score of 45-32. Photo byMmy Roh bv Derek McDermott outlook cures troubles m Spending her youth in Stanberry, Mo., 1 IICrlGllc I IdLtSOn ' s life was always connected to Northwest. " If you counted my sister and three brothers, and now me, there had been a Mattson attending this University since 1982, which was kind of cool, " Mattson said. Mattson lived off campus and was active in campus organizations. She was a member of the Phi Mu fraternity and had been in the Public Relations Student Society of America. Mattson was a public relations major. Several factors helped her decide on public relations. People always told her she was outgoing and talkative, and she thought it would be a good field for her; however, she did not decide on public relations until Dr. Kathy Leeper sat her down and talked to her about it. " Kathy really helped me to decide that I would be good in public relations, " Mattson said. " She was a big help and motivator. " While Mattson was not sure what she wanted to do in public relations, she wanted to be happy and hoped to like the people she would work with. " If you did not enjoy the people you worked around and with, it could be very hard for you to enjoy the field you were in, " Mattson said. Mattson enjoyed the nightlife that Maryville offered. She loved to dance at the local bars. The craziest thing she felt she had done while at Northwest was when her and friend brought alcohol, hidden inside bottles, into the library during one of their large study sessions. In the end, Mattson lived by a couple of different sayings that she thought summed up all it took to be happy at college. " You should have always treated people how you wished to be treated, and a smile would cure all of life ' s little problems, " Mattson said. Mattson felt that by listening to these sayings, college would be an easier and more gratifying experience for all. PERPETUALLY CONNECTED TO Northwest, Michelle Mattson had a relative in attendence at Northwest since 1982. Mattson was a graduate at the first December com- mencement. Portrait by Sarah Phipps Debra Kraft Kramer Jennifer Krause Justin Krecker Jill Kreisler Delton Kruk Christoplier Kuchma Shasta Kueck Cara Kuecker Jeremy Kuntze Justin Kuntze Terri Kurrelmeyer Faith Kuster Robert Laflin Kristin Lafrentz Dana Laird Dawn Lamansky Aimee Lambert Roban Lampkin Liz Lancaster Teresa Lancey Stephanie Landers Mt Lanhum Michael Larsen Tammy Lcc Laura tiffen Jason Lengemann Kan Lcppin Pamela Lcrch Charles Lewis if r . ' 246 PeOPLC OROANIZATIONS Panhellenic Council •Governing body of lororiiiH •Hosted formal sorority Rush •Started idopt-4-school program. Angel Tree, brought In both educitionil jnd leadership speakers, gave scholarships, Greek unity programs Front Kow: M ndy lohiuon, Sarah Alrtandrr, limnitff Simler, Sara Liivcly and Alicia |ohn,v n Row 2 Amv Smith, Briwki ' Mobrrly, Mmdy Wil»on. |iTini(rr t ' lrit-nf, Mrgan Harris, lula- Norlt-n. It-n Wi ' iptrt and t aura Brown Kow 3 Niihollc Hanlry. Rita OrlSixnorr, lxwi», Imny FahUlrom. Jill lohnMm. Crislina Praoxkand Momca Davut Back Row Michrlle Hirl, Anuria Rilry. Suzy McWillums, |e»ica Boynlon and Rcbrcca Hcnilh. Perrin Hall Council •Fund-raisers, Incramurals, social events and hall improvements From Row ; Monica Harper, Amanda Scott, Melissa [ohnson. Valerinc Spar cll, Sheree Pedcrsen and Rachel Cox Back Row: Ginny Seel, Stephanie Wallace, PatriceCasey, Michelle Launsby, Angle Smothers, Jenny Backman and Jacque Serflalen. Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia •Supported and promoted music and musldans •Gave yearly Kholarships to students of music •Local chapter celebrated 30th anniversary, national fraternity celebrated lOOth anniversary Front Row; Enc Woodward, Christopher Marple. Corey Johnson, Adam Smith, Ryan Kenney, Rob Duvall. Sean Rathman, Christopher Fisher, Adam Droegemueller and Chad Brown Row 2: Jerry Ncvins, Anthony Edelen, Joe Spalding, Seth Wheeler, Loren Bridge. Ste e Dobisch and Sam Crust Row . Jeremy Browning, David Potter, Martin Small, Alan Hutchcraft, Joe O ' Donnell, Marcus Duncan, Zane Knudtson, Trent Buckner and Ryan Beier Back Row Mark Murphy, Troy Dargin, Charles Pack. Mattew Bon-signore, Kalin Tapp. Toby Strade, Tye Parsons, Brian Bliss, Adam Cartwrighl and Jeff Edmonds. Pi Beta Alpha •Sponsored professional speakers on a variety of topio Front Row: Sarah Carr. Sarah Mcw re and Crystal Houk Back Row Dwayiw Saucier, Ranee Carlson, C.rrg Reichart and Patnck McLaughlin MATTSON 247 ' assistant discovers his roleimS by Emily Vaughn It was a well-known fact that there was never enough time in one day for a person to get everything done. U O U § 1 O H t O ITl G 1 y discovered this when he began his new job as a resident assistant on the second floor of Franken Hall. " We did everything, " Montgomery said. " We built communities and morale. We were a friend, a confidant and tried to be a good role model. " Montgomery felt the best part of his job was getting the chance to meet new people around him, including the people he worked with. He said the people were the best part of his job. However, he said there were a few bad parts of the job, like the 3 a.m. problems. " What you loved the most, you also could hate the most, " Montgomery said. The job often put him in uncomfortable situations, such as when he did his nightly rounds, and girls came out of their rooms without much clothing on. Montgomery was influenced to become a RA when he was a freshman. " My RA totally made me want to become an RA, " Montgomery said. " I guess it was kind of a way for me to repay my RA for being such a great one. " Montgomery was a sophomore broadcasting major, involved in KDLX as a member of the news staff. After graduation, Montgomery hoped to work for a radio station in Kansas City, Mo., Omaha, Neb., or Chicago. Montgomery was also a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and was active on the cabinet. His fraternity was a source of growth and had a very positive and influential impact on him; it helped him get out, meet people and get involved. " College taught me many things including time management and how to be a better person, " Montgomery said. " The organizations and everything were great. It gave me the chance to do what I wanted and taught me how to balance it all. " That balance would help Montgomery RESIDENT ASSISTANT DOUG Montgomery checks achieve success in everything he aspired residents out of their second floor Franken Hall rooms. RAs were in charge of specific floors and all the happenings on to do. that floor. Photo by Amy Roh Cody Lewis Jeff Lewis Sydney Libsack Jina Lilly Elizabeth Lindgren Bridget Little Can Livengood Debbie Lollmann Jaime Long Jeb Long Elizabeth Love Sara Lovely Jennifer Lovesee Raquel Lowdon Kelsey Lowe Michelle Ludwig Melissa Lullmann Lindsay Lund Kristen Lundgren Amy Lunnon William Lymer Came .Mace Todd Mackin Philip Maher aAS Pcoplk Omoanizations Pi Omega Pi •NjiIoojI builntu icichcr cducjilon honor wcleiy •75ch jnnlverury of ih« orgjniuilon Ji Northweti Front Rhw )«mw c;«»lcin, Amv Allm. Stundr Morin nd (Uchrl Pnrk Bm k Row Dnuw Hrrbrn. N ncy Zrliff. Bub Brown and |odie Hoffnun Pre-Law Society •Helped students prepare for law school by conduaing practice law school admissions tests •Sponsored speakers Front Row; Andrea McNeil. Tracy Stoehr and Rachael Wheeler. Row 2: Danielle Saunders, Danielle Berlowitz and Ethera Sunderman. Back Row: Chns BarJi . Mark Pederson, Mindy White. Ben Prell and David McLaughlin. Pre-Med Club •Gave members Insight for professional schools •Worked at the Bearcat concession stand Front Row: Saja Racwf. Peggy Marriott. Tomnu Allen. Carissa Shain and Mmiliaku Nwoye. Row 2: Rachel Cox. Kalhenne Miranda, Stephaiue Landers. Edith Veliz, Jacque Serflalen. Lori Alexander and Julia Jackson. Row 3: Brian Schaefer. Enn Coulter. Melanie Peters, Tammy Lee, Mutuba N ' asiiro. Cara Cudney. Jeiuiifer Miller. Jeimifer Clark and Charles Seehn Back Row: Cheri Westphal. Larinda Esles. Kim Burkemper. Paul Tracy. Dan Scott. Brent Mongar, Nkk Schwab. Jason Schieber and Kurt Haberyan. John Malewski .Man Mallicoal David Mallon Ehn Malone Anna Manganaro Shawn Malter Leslie .Manley Michael Mans Kimberly Mansfield Jarcd Manlell Marcus Marine Craig Markus Chnsiophcr Marple Mehssa Man Justin Mamo« Peggy Mamott Ryan Mamott Stephanie Marsh Melissa Martens fhrisii Martin Shaun Martin Angela .Mason Becky Masonbnnk Misty Masters MONTaOMKNV 24 Stacy Masters RJ Mathews III Brandon Matthys Gareth Mayhew Kelli Mayo Dan McAfee Krislie McAninch Kenneth McCain Linda McCampbell Anne McCarthy Allison McCauley Allison McClain Josephine McClemon Laura McCormick Heather McCubbin Nicole McCune Sarah McCurdy Troy McUaniels Jillian McDannald Matthew Mcl )nald Sarah McFarland Circg McCihcc Chad McGraw Aaron Mclntyrc Psi Chi •National honor society to encourage, stimulate and maintain excellence in scholarship of individual members in all fields, particularly psychology and to advance the science of psychology Front Row: Sara Azdell, Megan McFee, Alison Thornton, Linda McCampbell and Amy Pulliam. Back Row: Leslie Ogle, Summer Brown, Nicole Fizette and Lisa Tjelmeland. Psi Phi •Made charitable contributions to Humane Society •Sponsored " To Hell With Finals " parties Front Row: Carrie Van Hoose, Rachel Cox, Dr. Pauline Lizotte and Kali Williams. Row 2: Michael Wenberg, Scott Reynolds, Matt Bums and Jeffrey Simonson. Back Row: Joel Merritt, Andrew Leibman, Michael Larsen and Jared Rissler. Psycology Sociology Society •Organization for all psychology and sociology majors •Community service project involved sponsoring a dance for the mentally challenged 2SO PCOPLK OROANIZATIONS Shopping, y . upports shoe habit u Although MeliSScl G3rnet ' left behind over 70 aiis of shoes at her home in Mercer, Mo., to come to Ofthwest. meeting new people and taking part in campus ihrities took her mind off the loss. Gamer was a shopping buff. Her favorite store was The ap. which was unfortunate since the nearest Gap was over toiiles away in Kansas City, Mo. Gamer classified herself as a shoe freak. However, she d not foresee that she would be able to find a place in her sident hall closet for her 70 pairs of shoes. 1 hated the fact I could not bring all of my shoes to liege, " Gamer said. Gamer was busy, but made time for her boyfriend, Ryan us. The two attended high school together and nlinued tfie relationship in college. ' At first the relationship was not a big thing, " imer said. " He was just my boyfriend. As we got ler he became my best friend, too. " rhey had been together for more than five years imer described the relationship as serious. Since ars was older, he began attending college while imar was still in high school. It took a while to get used to, " Gamer said. " We adjusted though, and it helped that he came home on the weekends. " Gamer said it was not hard to for the relationship to adjust once Gamer began college. The two were able to spend more time together. During the fall. Gamer went through Rush and joined Sigma Kappa sorority. " I liked knowing all the girls, meeting so many people and knowing you were going to know the people forever — building that lifetime friendship, " Gamer said. Throughout her first year. Gamer discovered things changed in college, such as her interests, while others evolved, such as her relationship with her boyfriend. E PERFECT SWEATER is ttard to find at tt)e small Klion of stores in Maryville. Michelle Gamer searched new ptece lor her wardrobe at J.C. Penney. Photo by on Myers Ctierisc McJunkin Slcphonic McKaig Colleen McKcnzie Jessica McKcn ie Enn McKiUip Scon McKinley Stacic .VIcLaughlin Joshua McMahon John McMcnamin Laum McMillan Janellc .McMullen Andrea McNeil Suzanne McW ' illuini i Travis Meek Becky Meeker Sheryl Meiergerd Mananne Meinkc Nicholc Mcncfce Joel Mcmn Kevin Mersman Daniel Mcsscr Uwrn Messer Jamie Meyer Jeff Mever 2S1 f IM y% Ls. of job motivates aSmSw by Emily Vaughn ' t n n W cl I I3CG , a public relations major, planned to work with the Northwest theatre department to help them with publicity. That was the kind of job she wanted when she finished school. Wallace changed her future plans to working for a large firm as a public relations director. After getting some experience in a big city, she planned to move to a smaller community and open her own firm. " With my own firm, I wanted to help the businesses as well as the community, " Wallace said. Wallace got into public relations in high school in her hometown of New Market, Iowa. She was in charge of the publicity for her high school ' s theater department. At Northwest, Wallace was the director of Promotion Motion for the Public Relations Student Society of America. As director of Promotion Motion, Wallace was in charge of finding and heading public relations campaigns that would benefit others. Growing up, Wallace developed a close bond with her mother. Her mother served as a mentor. Wallace looked up to her for all of the community work that she did, and how she helped others. " I always tried to put others first, like my mom always taught me to, " Wallace said. " Every Sunday we would spend time with our grandparents. My parents were very close to their families and felt family was a very important part of life. " Wallace remembered that when she was young, her grandfather brought her back a spoon from the Black Hills in South Dakota, which started her spoon collection. Since then, with the help of friends and family, her collection grew to around 65 spoons from all over the world. She kept the spoons in a special rack that her grandfather made for her a few years before she went to college, as a birthday present. Family closeness and public relations caoi ' cpi ampidcapiw. .u u rr ia h i ■ PACKEDANDREADYforthetnphome, EnnWallaceloads experience would play key roles in belongings in her car for winter break. Wallace spent winter break in her hometown of New Market, Iowa. Photo Wallace ' s future. by Sarah Phipps Jennifer Meyer Leigh Meyer Lori Meyer Vena Meyers Niki Mihalovich Christie Miller Danae Miller Joel Miller Kimberly .Miller Marianne Miller Nicole Miller Ricci Miller Ryan Miller Tessa Miller Carey Mills Lindsay Mills Katherine Miranda Tracy Misalc Aaron Mittcness Brooke Mobcrly Brenl Mongar Kyle Monnig Douglas Montgomery Bryan Moore 282 Pkoplk Oroanization Public Relations Student Society of America •Pirilcipited In national Bateman and Rowan cas« study •Interacted with Greater Kanut Qty PRSSA chapter •Ran student public relations firm •Won honorable mention In national organ donor campaign Front Rnw ; Adv net Idlhic Lwpcr, Stacir Dowrll, Kimberly Minsfirld nd Enn WilUcr Row 2 S«r«h HambrrchI, Um Ficlim, [ on lhy Slnwell, Laura KrIIrr and AngrU I ' alton. Back Row; Travis Mudloff. Ryan Whitinj Br«-tt Tunwr and josh Wall. Radio Television News Directors Association •One of only 30 college chapters in the nation •Produced " News 8, " a weekly news show on KNWT-TV8 Front Row: Marianne Miller. Teresa Parvin. Meg Barnes, Allisha Moss and Amber Olrtey Row 2 ScoH |ones. Mark Murray, Tina Bullock, Stephanie Richard, Kirsten Anderzhon and Nichole Goftsch Row 3 Leah Bym, Paige Glidden, Barry Piatt, Lisa Bell, Kerry Jones, Hilanejezik and Erika Niermeyer Back Row Daniel Dozjr, |oeCox, Nicholas Drake. Kevin King, Tim Durbin and Stephen Hay Residence Hall Association •Created on campus programming to Improve residence hall living •Sponsored trick-or-treating in the halls for community children and Halloween dance Front Row: Scott Evans, Melissa Breazile, |enna Rhodes, Nicole Miller and Walid lohnson Row 2: Jonathan Hyde. Siielley Pruitt, Amy Carpenter, Becky Kondas. Kan Sperber and Matt Bums. Row 1: Ryan Gove, LI Hoppe, Becky Dahlkc, Chanell Hill, )enny Coffey, lealaine Vaccaro and Kenneth Nakano Back Row Matt Baker, Shawn Sandell, Bill Terry, Jason Gibson, Troy McDanieU, Adrian Jones, Andrew Saeger, Robert CTwen, |acob Reeser and Brian Hopf Jenny Moorr Laura Moore Rachel Moorcs Jc " c Mora Jennifer Moranville Melody Morcland Alicia Morford Brandon Mor{!an Shandra Monn Annclicse Morris Hilary Moms Manon Mom Nicole Moncnscn Allisha Moss Sara Mosv Valcnc Mossman ( " onnne Mos cynski JaMin Mudd Travis Mudloff Gamck Mueller Su annc Mueller Travis Mucllncr Amanda Mullcr Kathleen Mulnik WALI-ACK 283 Possibiliti by Eric Davis As if working a full-time job and raising three children was not hard enough, 1 1 3 PC 1 3 tV3 PIS added college classes to her life. " It was hard finding enough time to do things right, " Evans said. " Sometimes I had to choose between my family and schoolwork. " Evans ' family was supportive of her. " My two older daughters, Annah, 20, and Tricia, 1 7, thought it was great, " Evans said. " But my youngest, Karley, 9, felt neglected somehmes. " Her husband Mike helped her with studies and raising the family. However, Evans said managing her time wisely was essential. " Sometimes I felt guilty when I could not spend time with them, " Evans said. " It was a struggle. " Even though she received an associate degree from Northwest in 1972, she felt she was not finished. Evans pushed on, and worked toward a degree in child and family studies. She said the classes in her major helped her in her job as a preschool teacher at St. Francis Preschool. " The classes taught me what was developmentally acceptable for each age group, " Evans said. " I learned a lot from the teachers, especially Dr. Peggy Miller. She was a great role model and motivator. " She also learned in other ways, like being introduced to new cultures and experiences. " I enjoyed interacting with the faculty and students, " Evans said. " We learned from each other, and shared each other ' s goals and struggles. " inspire return to college Evans was impressed with University students. She foimd Y classmates were dedicated and felt comfortable going to them wi questions about the library and other academic worries. " I was nervous about going back to school, " Evans said. " But t ■ students I met were helpful and encouraging. " Evans was not sure what she would do after she received 1 ■ degree. " I did not know, " Evans said. " Since my husband was a teachei i the high school, we planned on staying in Maryville. " Though unsure of the future, she was confident. Her college can • was difficult, but Evans stayed motivated. " It would be great to follow through and reach my goals, " Eve i said. Over the years, Evans learned how to better serve God. She v i determined to fulfill Christ ' s purpose for her. I " I was discovering it more every year, " Evans said. " I tried to li ' according to God ' s biblical standards. As a Christian, it was i ■ priority to glorify him. " Evans described herself as someone constantly striving to imprc i- herself. " I was seeking to improve myself in every way, " she said. " It v •; important to be a better mother, wife, employee and to contiri ' developing my relationship with God. " Evans managed for more than 10 years without a college degi . But she was not easily satisfied . Evans would only accept her perso I best. Michelle Murphy Thomas Murphy Caroline Murr Christopher Murr Jonathan Murr Mark Murray Michael Murray Satrena Murray Cara Mustain Alison Myers Hilary Myers Jason Myers Darline Myrtil Brandi .Naden Kaori Nagai Miranda Nagel Maria Nanninga Munaba Nasiiro Amy Nathias Lincoln Ndcgwa Kurt Neely Allison .Mcibling Kdith Ncli Adam .Nelson 254 PCOPUK OROANIZATIONS Residence Hall Association Executive Board •Encouriged spirit of communlcy within tht residence hjlis Fnml Kiiw AmyCirpmtrr, Imnj RNidnand lamirCaaKliin Rin» ' 2 Ry n Cinr. Scot! Kvans. Btxkv Kimdi-i. Kjh SpiTbcr. IraUinr Vjccjim and Kn ncth NdkiirKi Back Row AdviMT MaM Baker, laMm I ' .ibMm, Tmy McDanicU. Bill Terry, Andrew Saej rr and Shawn SaiulrU. Roberta Perrin Staff •Senior Honor Society Frtml Row: Heather Ainge, Missy Cram, Amy Thombur| Tess Narciso and Carrie CleUnd. Back Row; Jill Ritchie, leannette Fergttson, Christine Crier arul AmarKla Davis. Sigma Alpha •Sorority for women interested In agriculture •Participated in Homecoming and Creek Weeic FrontRow: Stephanie Zeilstra,ErikaHutson, Julie Schmitter, Jody Wilson, Tern Kurrelmeyer, Rebekah Frost, Carrie Sullivan and Emily Rippe. Row 2; Catherine Pardun, Jennifer Johannaber, Rhonda Rushton, Kyla Kaetzel, Kryslal Harpole, Sara Rogers, Beth Creunke and Laura Brown and Misty Richmond Row 3: Andrea Finney, Renee Rhodus, Alicia Fagg, Mendy Wilson, Miranda Nagel, Erin Otsermeyer, Joaniu Bayer and ErinCilmore. Back Row: Ronetta Waddell. lanellc Bills, Tiffany C}uillen, Kari Eck, Amy Smith, Susan Vincent. Katie Parpart and Farrah Herbert. IBSSOi! iiK .-li Amy Nelson April Nelson Katie Nelson Liana Nelson Cheryl Neuhaus Jennifer Newell Stephen Newhouic Rachel Nichols Stephen Nichols C " hnslophcr Nicholson Kelly Nich«ils n Michelle Nicholson Barbara Nicklcss Owen Nickolaison Jennifer Nicsc Kiisti Niklasen Kelly NoUn Nathaniel Nofgren Matthew North Cednc Norton Matthew Nosal Jcnni Noorse Bli aheth Nowis ewski Mmiliaku Nwoye ■vans 2Sa AT LUNCH, BRAYDN is L served mashed bananas I by his father. During the meal, Braydn was almost successful In feeding himself. Photo by Amy Roh AFTER LUNCH, BRANDI I gives Braydn a bath and dresses him for the day. To make ends meet Bryce and Brand! worked duhng the summer and once a month at the Cameron Wal-Mart. Photo by Amy Roh WHILE BRANDI PREPARES Braydns ' lunch, he is entertained by Bryce. The Kempers, 19, had to grow up quickly when Braydn was born. Photo by Amy Roh 2Se PEOPL.K OROANIZATIONS nouj ' Noii ' Traditional Students Every student entering college faced new responsibilities. Bryce and Brandi Kemper had to face a challenge unique from other students when Brandi became pregnant. The arrival of their son Braydn changed their lives but not their goals. After their son was born, both Brandi and Bryce stayed in school. They realized it would be more beneficial in the end. « « WHILE BRANDI GIVES Braydn a bath. Bryce does research lor a paper Sharing household responsibilities allowed both of them to study and complete homework Photo by Amy Roh 24 HOUR WITH NON-TRADITONAI. STUDENTS 297 THE FINAL DAY of his fall I Introduction to Literature I night class, Bryce Kemper shows all he has learned In his class by taking a final. Finals week was both a stressful and time consuming for both Bryce and Brandi. Photo by Jason Myers CLASSWORK AND J CHILD rearing are both ' time consuming but Bryce and Brandi Kemper were able to devote time to each other. Although they had to make sacrifices the Kempers found staying in college would pay off. Photo by Amy Roh 258 PeOPLE OROANIZATIONS i . J Non-Traditional Students Time management was a skill Bryce and Brandi Kemper had to perfect when their son Braydn was born. The Kempers had to juggle both raising a child and working toward their diplomas after deciding to stay in school. Bryce and Brandi were both enrolled in 12 credit hours and managed their time so while one of them was in class the other was home with Braydn. Raising a child and juggling classes, Bryce and Brandi both knew what joy would come when their hard work paid off with college degrees. AFTER BRAYDN ' S BATH he plays with the remote 4 ' control while Brandi puts lotion on him. Bryce and Brandi both took 12 credit hours a semester so they would have enough time to devote to Braydn. Photo by Amy Roh WITH CHORES COMPLETE, Brandi takes a break from working to p ay with Braydn. As young parents, the Kempers had to make a k t of sacnftces Photo by Amy Roh 1 " 24 HOURS WITH NON-TRAOITIONAL STUOCNTS 289 %M JcClI orove irrelev Pe ii, by Michelle Krambeck Becca Minton f)rove irrelevant was a student who left an impression. After all, there were not many women with short blue hair. Minton, originally from San Francisco, said attitudes were different in the Midwest. " Basically, the mentality here was different than what I was used to, " Minton said. " I did not come from the Midwest, so it seemed strange to me. People got so appalled by my hair. People were so attached to their hair, and I had never had that. When I died it blue, it just had to do with my mood and, possibly, a little rebellion. It had never been for reaction, I did it for myself. I thought it was crap that people expected other people to look a certain way, people should not have had such an issue with it. A conformist I was not. " Minton, a music education major, joined the group Rape Is Going To Have To Stop. RIGHTS existed to educate the campus on rape prevention and what to do if a person was raped. The group was interested in more involvement from men on the campus. " We would have loved to have more guys involved, " Minton said. " Rape was not just a female issue, although society sometimes (wanted) us to believe that. " A RIGHTS event Minton was proud of was a vigil at the Bell Tower during The Week Without Violence. The event fell the week after a Wyoming student, Matthew Shepard, was killed in a violent act of hatred because he was homosexual. RIGHTS worked with the Young Women ' s Christian Association to put on the vigil. Minton ' s career goals included both helping people and music. In high school, her band director persuaded her to persue a career in music therapy, which was a way to soothe children and help them work out aggression through music. " I just decided I could not live without music or without helping people, " she said. With a helping hand, Minton proved with her career goals and involvement in AS A MEMBER of RIGHTS, Becca Minton helped educate RIGHTS that appearances did not effect a ® ' ' " P s ° " P prevention. She also participated in a candlelight vigil at the Bell Tower to promote The Week person ' s desire to assist others. Without Violence. Portrait by Sarah Phipps Uzoamaka Nwoye Erin O ' Brien Minnetta O ' Neil Erin Obermeyer Lone Oleary Ira Oliver Amber Olney Heather Ortman Nick Oswald Melissa Ough Robert Owen Charles Pack Stacy Page Nikki Pagliai Darren Papek Catherine Pardun T xld Parker Polly Parsons Mark Partise James Paschal Angela Patton Amy Paxlon Brooke Payne Jessica Payton 260 PeOPLe OROANIZATIONS Sigma Alpha lota •Iniernitlonal muilc frawrnliy for women •Supponed ihf muiic dtpirtmcni by uihcrlng tt ill recltils •Hotted Province Djy, »n event that encouraged member} throughout the stjie to unite jnd funhcr the International Interests of music rrtml Ki)w IuIm R H lklr«ii, Sarah Th itM«, CamilU Gruy, Ashk-y IXmK ' n. HIix-CluKhdll. Sirah t iUrr «nd Courtnry Ymrit Row 2 Sarah Mryrr. Carry MilU, Karm Kirby, Sarah Mc - " urdy and Mrt;an Van Alslinr Row .1 Amanda (..raham, Kourtru-y Stradr, Sarah Smith. C.illian StrraKo. MrliMia Rt-idlingrr and Mrt;an Bnxcy Back Row Mv an AllbauKh, Tiffany L«r ' rr, Amanda Mmdon. Melody Alford and Ivruiifer Hamilton Sigma Pi Sigma •An organization devoted to academic achievement, community service, campus leadership and Intramurals •Sponsored Expanding Horizons Leaure series •Sponsored Celebration of Quality Symposium Front Row: Pefg?y Marriott, Devin Warrington, Jeanne Swames and Dakota Derr. Row 2: Tonya Coffelt, Jennifer Daake. Laura Pearl, Nichoir Gottsch, Kim Wall, Sarah Hambrechl. Gen |erming» and Aimee Lambert. Row 3 Les Clark, Lynsi Rahorsl. Brian Dom, Kevin Schlomer, S tefarue Rentie, Barbara Heusel, Amy Abplanalp and Misty Durham. Back Row: Andrew Saeger, Laura Campbell, Sean Griffin, Michael Hobbs, Christopher Farmer, Becky Miller, April Griffith and Sarah Bohl. Sigma Society •All women community service organization •Baby-sat for Eugene Field, organized focxl and clothing drive, provided Thanksgiving dinner for local families Front Row: Amy Donald, Amber Holman, Carrie Henderson and Krisfi Hamilton. Back Row: Nesrin Bakir, (essica Schuning, Nikki Giza and Ann Hudsoa Thomas Peacher Cristina Peacock Laura Pearl Matthew Pearl Nick Peasley Sicki Pebley Jennifer Peek Jason Pennington Gabe Perry Mclanie Peters JcsM Peterson Tiffany Peter«m Summer Pelralic Allie Petrcc Abbey Peitii Kathenne Phillips Marc Pick Mclynda Pickcrell KclK Piervm Amanda PlummcT Julie Polc Cav-andra Poll Justin Pollard Natalie Portcrfield MINTON 2«l Sigma Tau Delta David Potter Amber Potis Shanna Powers Laura Prichard Joshua Probasco Amy Proehl Shelley Pruitt Rebecca Pugh Amy Pulliam Micheic Purtle Jill Quasi Kelly Quinn Rebecca Rademan Lynsi Rahorst Kelly Ramsey Sara Ramsey Mike Ransdell Saja Raoof Rita Rasch Kelly Rath Kelli Ratliff Sarah Reavis Kyle Rebcri Sue Redelbergcr •Academic Honor Society dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the English language and literature •Held fund-raisers, round table discussions, attended poetry and fiction readings Front Row: Lesley Thacker, Chanda D. Funston and Alethea Fale. Back Row: Sam Ferris, David Leaton and Jon Baker. Society of Professional Journalists •Organization designed to inform students and the community of issues involving the media and world of journalism Front Row: Adviser Jody Strauch, Sara Ramsey, Anne McCarthy, Margie Kosman, Stephanie Clarkin, Amanda Scott and Kimberly Mansfield. Row 2: Tim Wheeler, Lisa Huse, Sarah Phipps, Erica Smith, Katie Wahlert, Emily Vaughn and Jason Myers. Back Row: Becky Miller, Kristi Coan, Ken Wilkie, Kelsey Lowe and Jackie Tegen. Steppers Dance Team •Performed at all home football and basketball games •Actively supported Northwest athletics throughout the year Front Row: Stacy Masters, Mollie Boehner, Brylie Burch, Brianne Giles and Andrea Blizzard. Back Row: Molly Wyrm, Amy Lunnon, Lisa Hopkins, Amanda Plummer, Stephanie Henley and Cara Calmstock. 262 PeOPLK OROANIZATIONS Mge4u - . es a refocus of values u i mm Every day the halls of Ralston High School in Omaha, Neb., were illed with students ' faces, and each day KdtiG PhJllipS naeed each one without a thought. It was not until she was attending the funeral of a classmate that he realized she knew nothing more than his face. Phillips ' was lUed with regret that she did not really know her own classmate. Tremembergoingtooneperson ' sfuneral, " Phillipssaid. " Hewas my classes, but 1 did not know anything about him. 1 regretted not nowing anything about the people I passed every day. " In that same month, Phillips lost two more classmates in separate ir accidents. Each remained a face in her mind, yet unknown was . ' hat was important to them, what their favorite color was or even hat they did on Friday nights. After teaming up with other students and faculty members, Phillips planned to help her classmates get to know the three boys who were no longer with them. In her planning she wanted people to remember the students for who they were, and she also wanted their memory to help other students. A memorial scholarship fund seemed to be the ideal tribute. " 1 had won multiple leadershjpawardsandcheerleadingawards, " Phillips said. " Those things were nice, but in 50 years I was going to Icxik back and say, ' Oh, 1 was a good cheerleader. ' (The scholarship) would last. It meant something to more than just me. It meant something to the classmates, the parents of the boys that died and to the person who would win it every year. " By raising money through clubs and organizations at Ralston, they were able to give one scholarship for each of the three boys killed in the car accidents. The criteria for the scholarships represented the qualities each boy possessed: dedication to church, showing potential and involvement in school activities. Phillips felt this would help the students remember the boys for who they were, rather than just by their names. Through the deaths of her classmates Phillips learned not to take life for granted. It also gave her the opportunity to give a gift to other students, and it gave her the gift to reach out to other people. AT A STUDENT instruction session for Introduction to American Government and Politics, Katie Phillips reads a handout. Phillips started a memorial scholarship for three of her high school classmates who passed away. Photo by Jason Hoke .Vielvnda Reeicr Ryan Rehder Sarah Rchmann Eli ahclh Rculcr Ga Ic Reynolds .Scoll Rcymild Jcnna RtHxicii Palnck Rice Stephanie Richard Chns Kichard (.clicia Richardson MiMv Richmond Jason Ridder Ranina Richel Michelle Riedenunn Audra Rilcy William Riley EmiU Rippe Jill Riichie l shauna RnhcrMMl Chnsis Riihcrts Cindy Roberts Cindy Roberts Kevin Robertson Phillip 2«3 WHILE GREG HARTEN sprays in yard markers, others work on numbers. Before painting the numbers and yard markers the field was painted green. Photo by Amy Roh A TRAIL OF faded yardlines wait as Eric Hueste and Bob Ebrecht progress down the line. Workers had to wait for the early morning dew to dry before they could paint the field. Photo dy my Roh WITH COMPLETED NUMBERS behind him, Chris Robertson continues down the field to paint. Preparations for the home football games began early In the week. Photo by Amy Roh 264 Peoplc Oroanizations v» " Environmental Services It took a lot of preparations to get the football field ready for a game. But the game that was played on Dec. 5 was no ordinary game. The Bearcats were one step away from going to the NCAA Division II playoffs in Rorence, Ala., and the field had to be perfect for the game against Texas A M-Kingsville. The field crew began preparing for the game on Monday by filing the divits left from the previous game and applying a green paint to make the field look better for the game. They then painted yard lines and sidelines on the field. Then they had to paint the Bearcat symbols on the field and paint the end zone markers. The final field preparation was to cover the field with a tarp. t-»! t AFTER THE " 3 " is completed. Bob Ebrecht and Enc Hueste carry the sterKil to the next 30 yard line. By game time, the stadium was ready to host another Bearcat playoff game. Photo by Amy Roh TENDING TO THE field the Monday after a Bearcat football game. Bob Ebrecht fills divits for the NCAA sem(final game. Ebrecht takes care of the fields before and after the games. Photo by Jason Myers |N IDK LOOK AT CNVIROMKNTAl. SKRVICKS aCS r TIME CRAWLS BY as Malcom Eighney etches the donors names in the granite surface of the Friendship Wall. The wall was part of the Joyce and Harvey White International Plaza, which was dedicated during Homecoming. Photo by Jason Myers 266 PeOPLE ONOANIZATIONS ' war ' ! cu Environmental Services Always working to improve Northwest, Environmental Service workers did just about any job. They landscaped the football field, laid mulch around trees and finished major construction projects. The workers did their best to make Northwest a beautiful campus. Cutting down old trees to make way for new ones was one of the jobs the service men did to keep campus in tip-top shape. Putting the finishing touches on the Friendship Wall of the Joyce and Harvey White International Plaza included sandblasting names of donators on the wall. A PROTECTIVE MASK shields Malcolm Eighney from the heat of a blow torch as he sandblasts the Fner dship Wall. The wall was a place that names of donators to the Joyce and Harvey White International Plaza were displayed Photo by Jason Myers POWERING THROUGH EVEN the thickest of branches, Justin Walkup chops up the tree. Enfield ' s Tree Service was hired by Northwest to tear down some of the older trees around campus. Photo by Jason Myers TREE TRIMMER JUSTIN Walkup splits up a tree into sections after Walkup and his team cut It down. Trees were often cut down on campus to get hd of ones that were diseased or had broken limbs. Ptioto by Jason Myers • " ' " " il plans force a busy schedule siitiifiiS by Debbie Bacon ■ ' n Cl 1 63 t LI I n 6 1 faced a tough schedule. Not only was she a senior pursuing a middle school education degree with an emphasis in science and social studies, she was busy planning a July wedding. Burner became engaged July 4, 1998, after being in the relationship for two years. The wedding date was set for July 10, 1999. Burner went home every weekend to work on the preparations of the wedding and all the essentials, such as wedding invitations and reserving the church. " It was really hard to organize the wedding with school in progress, " Burner said. " Everything was okay once the church was reserved. " Burner spent most of her winter break working out the details for the wedding. Before then Burner only had her dress picked out. The dress was white, beaded and sleeveless with a train. She decided her colors to be indigo and silver. To relieve the stress of making so many arrangements and have fun. Burner enjoyed outdoor activihes. Burner said that on weekends she often went to the Lake of the Ozarks with her family, who owned a house by the lake. While at the lake. Burner went waterskiing, boating and swimming. On dry land she enjoyed sand volleyball. Even while on vacation, Burner opted for an outdoor adventure. One vacation was spent Whitewater rafting in Colorado. Burner and her fiance planned to reside in Independence, Mo., where she would student teach. After that she planned to look for a job. " I wanted to be teaching science, " Burner said. " I liked fifth grade the best. They were old enough to understand labs, but they were still kids. They had not reached the mind-set of middle school kids yet, which could be snobby. " Upon graduation. Burner looked forward to her coursework ending, so she could focus on her wedding. TO MAKE PREPARATIONS for her upcoming wedding, Andrea Burner checks out ideas in bridal magazines. Burner planned her upcoming wedding and finished college at the same time. Photo by Jennifer Meyer y ' » .. Jill Robinson Tory Robinson Amy Rodgers Leslye Rogers Amy Roh Beth Roling Kara Rollins Michael Ronchetto Kerri Roy Jessica Rupiper Lesley Rush Rhonda Rushton Stacy Rushton Andrew Saeger Elaine Sage Steven Salcedo Chad Sampson James Sampson Stacy Sanchelli Thomas Sanchez Shane Sandau Shawn Sandcll Stacy Sands Geneva Sami yiiBSP zea pkoplk Omoanization Student Advisory G)uncil, Student Support Services •Provided If jdenhip opportunltlfi jnd e nKinced toclil Inter Ktlon I nml Riiw K«rm t ' «»cy, Mrlno t)ryd lc. |lll Mardrr «nd Wnidy n kiin Row 2 kim l.unN k . Timyj C (trll. B«ky IVlcm. KUinr Srhjfrr. Mcli»»J Rpidlmiscf, AnifrU MitUn and SioM Elli» B ck Row Kva Hart. Almtu (Un-u . Stolt Mullm, Kllun Brown, Robert IHven, |mny UrBuhf, I41WI Slilrf «nd Hndi Borhm. Student Ambassadors •Ompus lour program •Helped with Family Day, Sneak Preview and Advantage Week Hrtint Row Karen Barnunn, Travis Dimmill. Katif Eidson, Amanda Bultler, lustm Engelhardt, Sarah HambrpchI, Kazadi Katambwa and Krishru Wilbum Row 2: Mmdy Wilson, Cindy Carn);an. Michcllr l.udwi);, Sa|a Raoof. liTinifer Rule. Stefanie Renfie and Michcic Bcisci Back Row Rita Dclsignorv, Carissa Cureton, Jennifer Simler, Bryan Ctrow, Megan lohnson. Mark Rinehart. Mirtdy White, George C ' rordon and Jennifer Waldron. Student Association for Multicultural Education •Participated In multicultural quiz bowl and taste of cultures •Helped raise donations for food bank Front Row: Kate Carrel, Jeiuu Rhodes and Jamie Miller. Row 2: Sheri Butler, Joshua Smith. Jennifer Sullivan and Dena Hotmer Back Row: Bonnie Shankle. Stanley Koehler and Patricia Maturure Kim ScarlxMtNigh Ancan .Schacfcr Brian Schaefer hlainc Schafer Lisa Schariel Nick .Schcnck Rebecca Schilling Hope Schlnman Kevin Schlomcr Icrcsa Schluctcr Mrphani Schmidt Kusicr Schragc Kohen 5 chrciber nlhony Schrciner Mandi Schullcs Melissa Schut Karl Schwcigel .Amanda Scott Dan Scott Jennifer Scott Allison Sears Mana Secheck Kaiic Scegcr irginia Seel BURNBII 269 Officiati ' ;, ! by Sara Ramsey provides experience for future uurf A 4.0 grade point average, responsibilities as a member of the track team and participation in several campus activities and honor societies may have seemed like too much for one person to handle, but Misty C3 m P b6 1 1 managed and still found free time to do what she loved — officiating middle school and high school volleyball and basketball games. Campbell felt her experiences as an official were beneficial to her future career. " Since I was going to be a teacher, I was seeing a lot of different schools and different environments, " Campbell said. " I had earned a lot of respect by officiating. " The experiences, according to Campbell, were beneficial to herself as well. " I had met a lot of people and probably bettered myself because I felt like I was a leader, " Campbell said. " It was very rare to see a woman official. " Besides officiating athletic events, Campell was a member of Northwest ' s track team for three years. She achieved the status of Ail-American each of those years. She said her final season was particularly memorable. " I pretty much pushed myself through the summer — lifted a lot and started out the season real strong, " Campbell said. " I qualified for nationals my first meet out and pretty much had a great indoor season. I got y g she CALLS a play, Misty Campbell officiates at a second at f aiyviile High School game. Campbell believed officiating would be beneficial to her in the future because of the conference. " respect she earned. Photo by Shelley Caniglia Chrissy Seeley Jason Seeman Jacque Serflaten George Sharp Justin Shaw Cally Shepherd Oren Shipers Nathaniel Shrieves Donna Shubkagel Jeanne Sibbemsen Jammie Silvey Ryan Simmonds Josh Simmons Jeffrey Simonson janara Sims Josh Sims Kevin Singleton David Skillman Dcvin Skillman Brian Smith David Smith Eric Smith Jeff Smith Jessica Smith Her father ' s appearance at many of her meets showed the closene the Campbells shared. Campbell believed the turning point in her life occurred when h younger brother was bom. " I had been the baby for ten years of my life, " Campbell said. " was a pretty emotional time for me, but, at the same time, a growir up period. " Campbell believed this maturity caused her to fulfill expectation of authority. " I was the way I was because someone expected me to be Campbell said. " I wished 1 was more apt to say, ' This was wha wanted to do, so I was going to do it. ' " Despite those qualms, Campbell was a successful student, athle and said she enjoyed her duties as an official. 270 PCOPLK OROANIZATIONS Student Council for Exceptional Children •Spontorcd pjreni pjnel, field trips and voluniMr •Offertd leadership opportunities Fnml Ki H ' Tiffany Wolf. VWIiwu Bittrr and Kalhrnnr VVWmulh iiack Row lamir Bntx. Sharia Carti-t. jamu- F-viohr tnd l r Namv Rilrv Student Senate •Governed over all student organizations Front Row: lennifer Krause. Mrlivsa U hnson, I«»nifer WalstHi. Traci White, Brandi HuKhrs, Angel McAdam-s, Laurie Zimmerman, fill Canlu, Kelli Mayo, Heather Wardlow and Me];an Johnson Row 2: Tamara Wallace, Stacy Cummings, Walid lohnson, Andrea McNeil, Kale Dwterolt. Kent Ruehter, Thomas Sanchez, Jeruiifer Lynch, Shenaz Abreo, Knstin Farley, (acque Serflaten and Patrice Casey Row 3: Suzy McWilliams, Nicole Andersen. Stacie McLaughlin. Cara Mustain. Sinan Alahan, Nicole Peterson, lulie Treadman, Andrew Saeger, Bill Terry, Traci Thierolf, Danielle Berlowitz and lealaine Vaccaro. Back Row: Beth Reuter, |osh Combs, Mandi Coker. [eremie Picard, Chris Banks, Ben Coffman. Brent Mongar, Benjamin Zugg. Alan Hainkel. Eddie Pelikan. Dan Ayala and Angela Riley Tau Phi Upsilon •Only non-national social sorority at Northwest •Community service oriented Front Row: Summer Brown, Andrea Bartels, Tricia Deaver, Teresa Nopoulos, Tnna Dunn and Missy Cram. Row 2: Chalcr e Mclunkm, Natalie Arme Wilson. Kim Reitsma, Debbie Guj ia, Andrea Smith and Heather Amge. Row 3: Christine Crier. Mindie Reece. Lori Bamett, Kimberly Mason, Angela Wicderholt, Melissa Klein, Amanda Muller and Gwen Be ' cr. Back Row: AdvLser Dr. Bruce Litte, Vena Meyers. Danielle Bice. Elizabeth Kohmetscher.Candi Briggs, Ruth Biswell and Maggie Rice Jessica Smith Joshua Smith Kcndra Smith Kerr. Smith Megan Smith Michele Smith Shawna Smith Justin Smilhcr Angle Smothers Nathan Sncad Bradford Snopck Amber Sondgcroth Ryan Sorgc Valcnnc Sparvell Tiffany Spaulding Knn Speed Holle Spcllman Kan Spethcr Matt Spitu Jeff SpontT Jennifer Spntts Justin Stacy Brandon Stanley Jill Stankv CAMPVKUL 271 Uii uu-hli(vi I brings commitment to education by Matthew Pearl When Ry3 n G reen Ice first came to Northwest in the fall of 1994, the Mexico, Mo., native claimed that for many people, himself included, college was not the wisest step to take immediately following high school graduation. " I attended for one semester in 1994, " Greenlee said. " My performance was not as good as it could have been, so I took two semesters off to work. After that, I re-enrolled and got back into the swing of it. " With a more mature attitude, Greenlee quickly embarked on a more serious quest for knowledge. He became a geography major, thanks to some advice from Dr. Donald Hagan. " Dr. Hagan encouraged me to go for the geography degree, " Greenlee said. " He continued suggesting it to me, and I began to really consider it, so geography became my field. " He had always been interested in science, so a geography major and geology minor seemed to be a perfect fit for Greenlee. When he was not busy studying the inner and outer workings of the planet earth, Greenlee found time for his favorite hobby, skateboarding. He also made plenty of time to spend with his two Rottweilers, Quenfin and Leia. " Those were my kids, " Greenlee said. Although Greenlee planned to get married in the future, he said he would be perfectly satisfied having a house with a yard and a variety of dogs around in place of children. Greenlee said he had positive impressions of Maryville and Northwest. " I liked the small college, " Greenlee said. " It was easier to get to know my professors. The computers were also a positive factor. " Greenlee ' s studies, friends, dogs and other interests helped him consider Northwest to be " a good place to get an education. " Despite some hard lessons, he said his experience was good, and the times spent in Maryville made important memories. A BIG YARD for Ryan Greenlee ' s two pet Rottweilers Quentin and Leia to run around and play In was something that he hoped to have one day. Greenlee loved his dogs and thought of thenn as his " l ids. " Portrait by Sarah Phipps Julie Stanton David Stark Kelli Stames Julia Steffes Nathan Steffes Brian Stevens Holly Stevens Melissa Stevens Mistie Stevens Pamela Stevens Mark Stewart Sonya Stickclman Keith Stock Tracy Stochr Jennifer Stokes .Scott Sloltenberg Abbey Stone Nicholc Sirawn Nicole Strong Alison Stubbs Sarah Sludts Julie Stukcnholt Melissa Stull Carrie .Sullivan 272 peoplk Oroanizations BBwwA ? ;l SI ■fl]E»MMlTfirfl ¥.% UW A jT Tm L™«!11 C« W TSTBi- " rFTTiI.IB ! - • T HkJ BL w I Tower Yearbook •1997 Tonfrwit » Njtlonjl Pacemaker Winner jwirdcd by ihe Auocljted G llegijie Prtu G llcgc McdU Advlten •1998 Tom received Best of Show from CSPA CMA t riml Row Kim l ' 4rn»h, S i»t ITiippK. Shrlk-y CaniKlu. Ijsj Hiuc. Mrli %4 Hn-a ilr. Umhi Mym. Urbbir Htt on »nd Sard Ramwy Kiiw 2 Kaon Naifai, Kmily Vaughn. Rhonda Kurthlon, Kimhftly Maiulirld. Walid |ohnM n, lammtr sil ry, Alli ha Mi»» and Amanda Siiitt Row 1 Hru Davu, It-nniliT Mfvor, MiWi ' R.•n d ll, Kri»lm lund rm, Valerie Movtman. Sarah Mcharland. Shrllc-y I ' ruitt. I jura IVarl and l ( -ky BliKht-r Back Row Michrllr Kramhrtk. Uura I ' richard. Amy Roh, |im Davir«, lawin Hokr, Brad Drentlinxrr, Malt Pearl aivi Urrrk McUrrmott University Players •Sponsored University Ub Series productions t-ronl Row : Advisor Dyann Vanvs, f»Mca Smith, linn Wallace and Drnise Hastin)(! Back Row Tiffany Ixcver, Brandon ThrashtT and Sarah LaBarr Wesley Student Center •Participated in state-wide faith and life retreat. National student conference and mission trips Front Row Kara Rollins, Beth Fajcn and Elizabeth Keane Row 2; Michelle Zimmerschied, Mark Hiwnickel, Scott Ware, Wendy Dakan and Lindsay Ioth-s Row J; Ben Savage, Erin Avery, Danica Kent, Erica C.ilmore, Kate Carlson, Kerry [ones and Kimberly Reese Back Row: Leslie Ogle, Steve Ciilson, Karl Schweigel, Nathaniel Shrieves, Chns Hams, Uevin Skillman and Don Ehlen. Benjamin Sumrall Michael Sundcmian David Suiphin Bnan Swink Timothy Syben David S yhowski Amanda Tackni Rebecca Talboti Jcffnev Talmage Jeff Taylor Shannon Taylor Stasia Taylor Sara Tcrpslni William Terr) JesMca TevmcT Tract Thierolf Brock TfMimas Rich Thomas Sarah Thomas TixJd Thompvm Mindv Thome David Tilky Shclhy Tillman Luke Tingley ONKKNI.KK 273 ' - Sy li o. f ' 4 ' y II Gallon Red energizes the crowd with their lively music at the beer garden outside of the Palms. Local bars often sponsored bands from the Maryville area. Photo by Jason Myers Divi by Brad Brentlinger irf V s encourage lifelong goals e ' T;Tcsw«ia9» S ' L3nGLt3 riGllGl knew from the time she was young that she would most likely end up at Northwest. " 1 grew up in Maryville, and my dad worked at Northwest as the warehouse supervisor, " Heller said. " I automatically got half off on my tuition, so it was kind of hard not to apply. " Heller chose to stay in Maryville to attend Northwest. Heller did not even apply to other schools. Growing up in Maryville proved to be somewhat difficult as Heller got older. She began to notice the town was divided. " lived on the east side of Maryville, which was referred to as the ' poor side, ' and I really felt growing up that I did not have the same opportunities as did the kids that lived on the so-called ' west side, ' " Heller said. " In middle school there seemed to be a lot of resentment toward the kids that were from the ' east side. ' The sporting teams were never fair. Even in high school, although the kids had grown up some, they were still negative towards us. " Despite Maryville ' s size. Heller felt different brackets in society were evident. " The people that lived in Maryville were very friendly, but if you really wanted to see the division, go to Maryville High School and observe, " Heller said. " At lunch you could literally walk in the lunchroom and pick out the kids that were from certain sections of the town. " Heller was majoring in child and family studies and minoring in sociology. She aspired to become a social worker. " I grew up on the poor side of town and felt that I had an understanding toward people that were hard off, and I also understood what it was to do without, " Heller said. Heller ' s plans were to move to a bigger city once out of college to gain experience as a social worker. While adversity was something Heller g LANETTA HELLER crochets a couch cover, she was accustomed to, she chose not to let it °llo« ' s the steps her grandmother taught her. Heller said she enjoyed crocheting because it helped her relax. Photo rule her life. by Amy Roh Susan Tingley Cindy Tjeerdsma Brandy Toma Lindy Tomlinson Ryan Tompkins James Toothman Tascha Torgeson Julie Treadman Tiffany Trokey Tracey Turner Shannon Tuttle Craig Ulrich Robin Updegraff Lena Uplgraft Andrea Ury .Megan Uthe Jealaine Vaccaro Darbie Valenti Megan Van Alstine Carrie Van Hoose Amber Van Wyk Grelchen Vander Eicken Greg Vandike Nic Vasquez Emily Vaughn Carrie Vcal Jeremy Viles Mcnl Vinceni Megan VogI Mike Vonnahmc 276 PCOPLC ORGANIZATIONS Alpha Gamma Rho New Members •Hoiied 4-H basketball lournamcni Fnml R»w: Iimhi hiUnd, Stuwn Mallrr . BrrtI Ad4m» 4nd AU ' x Bt-dtty Riiw 2 Kt-rulrll Viirlhnunn, Tyirr VViI!miti«. |u! lm I ' olUrd. lustin [ itmnunn and Lt r Si hwirtrr Bdu k Ri)W Rh h Thomas. Bn-ll WrIlhauMfi. Kvic HanMti. I:)ui lin Fast and luslin Stofrr Alpha Gamma Rho Actives •Hosted annual steershow Front Row Josh Simmons, Kevin Mclchcr and Tom Fenncr Row 2: Heath Carlson. Trevor Smith, Rich Blackhum and Phil Claypole. Row 3; Chad Sampson, Anthony Schreirter. lustin Wulff and Amend Sealine Back Row: Dan Buckman, |a.wn Kahle. Bill Koile and |ason Dent. Alpha Gamma Rho Executive Board Seniors •Highest fraternity grade point average Front Row: Duane lewell, Mark I itney. Josh Wall, Nathan Mover and Bill Lymer Row 2: |im Davis, fustin Keller. Ryan Kiiuclla. )esse Cass. Colin Johnson and Jason Pnce Back Row Chad BelHeld. Michael WaiRand. Chns Veatch. Ben Dohrman and Pat Hollowav Alpha Kappa Lambda •Hosted Easter Egg hunt with Delta Zetas for Head Start Kids annually •Sponscred a car bash for Cystic Fibrosis, helped elderly with yardwork and siww removal Frnnl Row Thomas Peacher |r , fames Osalkowski. ) Rvan Oral. Damian Farns, Chns Zaner. Kory Harbour, Ke in Sinj lelon and Ben Coffman Row 2 Chrvs Banks. F,rK Notary Bnan Grant. Cody Lewts. Chns Pate, Lonnie Bradford. Ryan Feltz. |ason Pennington and Jeff Taylor Row 3 Dave DiBemaldo. Brad Weaver. Jason Tomlinson, Jonathan Brarvato. Hthan Brown. Scott CK odrKh. Adam Burke. Dan Ward. Scott Kamrath and Darren Power Back Rem- Chad Curphy. Ryan C «ddard. Mike Mohrhausrr. Jason Ridder. Eric Zinnert. Mark lurado. Bnan Ro». Matt Armstronf;, Matthew Drmoss and Bnan Froelker Hkllkn a77 Alpha Sigma Alpha New Members •Volunteered for the Special Olympics •Were companions at the Maryville Health Center Front Row: Alison Mvers, Carrie Lewis, Amy Jesse, Jane MarieClark, Lindsay Jilka, Pawn Lamansky, Amanda Kracl, Brandv Toma and Emily Erhard. Row 2: Audra Riley, Rebecca Rademan, Melissa Lullmann, Sarah Boddicker, Sarah Vice, Brooke Hansen, Jill Johnson and Jill Citta. Row 3: Colleen Ganey, Julie Coney, Heather McCubbin, Katie Danahay, Kristin Lafrentz, Jenni Nourse, Gayle Reynolds, Shannon Knierim, Christina Lolli, Nicole Freis and Justin Shaw. Back Row: Ellen Arseneau, Jill Nieman, Katie Threlkeld, Katie Smith, Jennifer Lentz, Traci Thierolf, Cara Hall, Julie Gulschenritter, Jenny Peace, Lisa Hopkins and Cara Corum. Alpha Sigma Alpha Actives •Celebrated 70th anniversary Front Row: Dianna Cooke, Sarah Hambrecht, Karen Hagen, Erica Monjaraz, Amanda Walker, Natalie Harbin and Jeni Kenyon. Row 2; Jennifer Rule, Molly Strait, Amy Miller, Carrie Knight, Angie Schuler, Sarah Smith, Karleen Myers, Elizabeth Ezra, Melissa Cole, Brianna Mares, Kerry Tankesley and Stephanie Mackey. Row 3: Dana Brown, Lesley Daniel, Amanda Ploetner, Gina Hayes, Angie Tolle, Megan Sharpe, Stacie Trout, Mandy Johnson, Shanna Powers, Erika Baker, Kelly Nourse and Shauna Collins Back Row: Megan Johnson, Julie Stukenholtz, Lynsey Robinson, Stephanie Raymond, Stacie Mumm, Jenny Fahlstrom, Amanda Plummer, Kate Counter, Sara Hancock, Susie Zimmerman, Mindy White, Beckey Masonbrink and Lindsay Wood. Delta Chi Fraternity New Associates •Won best house decoration competition during Homecoming Front Row: Jeremy Smith, Shannon Hendrix, Kyle Duer, Josh Flake and Gareth Mayhew. Row 2: Patrick McAsey, Ryan Campbell, Shannon Gardner, Trevor Stille, Nick Schenck and Doug Worswick. Back Row: Justin Krecker, Brian McGraw, Ben Bruggemann, Josh Shields and Nick Cutshall. Delta Chi Fraternity Actives •Won chariot race during Greelt Week Front Row: J D. Hood, Brett Wiklund, Jason Rea, Owaync Saucier, Nicholas Newberry, Ryan Koom, Jeff Bailey, Tim Anderson, Jason Waldman, Andy Powell and Nathan Weipen. Row 2: Andy Armbruster, Chad Cory, Jeff Bradley, Eric Roberts, Emrc Zengilli, Matt Mason, Zachary Gray, Anthony Edelen, Joel Dickes, Josh Collingwood and Tyler Mackey. Row 3: Sean Hurst, Jeff Debourgc, Aaron Lewis, .Michael Vinson, Sinan Atahan, Cory Bailey, Jeremy Browning, Ahmet F.mre Selimata, Hamilton Henderson, Corey Gillespie, Matthew Stephenson and Scott DillerwchrMrider Back Row; Brian Cix)ley, Barry Audsley, Jason Taylor, J W McCubbin, Jon Mueller, Andrew Venn, Andrew Alloway, Rob Ross, CJeorge Booth, David Thompson, Mark Dillenschneider and David Douglass 278 pcople Oroanization M by Jason HoV.v " ■ -« W X revisited in sorority anniversary sHttr nS Years of tradition and memories were shared when the Northwest chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha held their 7l)th anniversary celebration. Lindsay Wood was one of the members who participated in the festivities at the University Conference Center. The event included a luncheon, skit performances and singing of old and new Alpha songs. " It was a lot of fun to see the older — we had a lot of older Alphas come and to see them come all the way back to Maryville, " Wood said. " Like one lady took a taxi from somewhere in Kansas to get back. I thought that it was neat to see they still cared about the Alphas. " When Wood decided to come to Northwest, neither her parents nor the fact that her mom was an Alpha at Southwest Missouri State University influenced her decision to join the sorority or which university to attend. But it was evident to Wood that, even though her mother did not let it show too much, she was happy that Wood became an Alpha. " I thought she tried not to act real ly excited, but AT THE 70TH Anniversary celet ration for Alpha Sigma Alpha, older memt ers look at pieces of memorabilia that the Alphas displayed. Alphas spent the day shanng memories and sor gs from the past. Photo by Jason Hoke nulvi I thought she was, " Wood said. " She gave me her Greek Week T-shirts from the 1970 somethings. She was always digging up old Alpha pictures or stickers to give to me. " Wood, a sophomore, from Gladstone, Mo., rushed Alpha when she was a freshman and was given some advice from her mother. " From the very beginning of Rush, my mom told me when I came up here to keep my mind open and if there was another sorority that I liked then go for it, " Wood said. " From the very first party Alpha stuck with me the most, and I felt very comfortable there. " Her experiences in the sorority were not the only thing Wood believed would help her in the future. Wood was an undecided major, but thought she might consider business and said connections she could make as an Alpha would help her later in life. " Several years down the line, when you were looking for a job, there could be an Alpha working at the same place, so it gave you different connections all over, " Wood said. With tradition and sisterhood shaping the first 70 years of Alpha history at Northwest, Wood chose to make the sorority her connection to Northwest and follow in her mother ' s footsteps. Kcndcll Vunhmann RonctU Waddcll Chad Watkloups Katie Wahlen Anne Walker Kimherly Wall Laura Wall Enn Wallace Oracie Wallace Stephanie Wallace Tamara M allace Angela Waller Rebecca Waller Elizabeth W altera SethWand Scon Ware Anthony Wancn Joy Warren Jcanna ' alc man Melinda Walking Jennifer Watson Jennifer WiBn John Waiu Katie Wear WOOD 27 Delta Sigma Phi •Organized March of Dimes Homeless Sleep-out •Helped Phi Mu with mentally and physically handicap dance Front Row: Dave Ruzicka, Chris Jones, Kellen Weissenbach, Mike Nihsen, Michael Robertson and Thomas Cooper. Row 2: Josh Johnson, Jason Witzke, Chad Holmes, Shawn Walsh, Bill McElheny, Jason Callies, Bruce Dunlap, Trevor Ballard and Rvan Geiter. Row 3: Chad Rea, Greg Howdeshell, John Sealock, David Scheet, John Welton, Nick Larson, Robert FuIler,Chad Gastler and Jay Williams. Back Row: J. R. Cook, Steven Andrews, Dustin Colvin, Tim Correll, Chad Johnson, Tony Arreguin, Chris Consiglio, Bryan Severin, Jeremy Jones and Sean Duvall. Delta Zeta •Participated in Head Start Easter egg hunt Front Row: Jennifer Heermann, Teryn Ebert, Christy Allen, Giiuiy Edwards, Jenny Sampson and Alicia Johnson. Row 2: HolleSpellman, Kieli Berding, Amy Smith, Brandy Vandiver, Jen Ensley, Cindy Roberts,Shelley Caniglia, Mandy Petersen, Emily Vaughn, Jennifer Bartlett, Hilary Smith, Kim Gilbert, Cherie Wilson, Kelly Gerot, Christina Norman and Melinda Howerton. Row 3: Shelia Arnold, Stephanie Baker, Carrie Epp, Kristin Cununings, Angela Maasen, Kim Amdorfer, Jennifer Nervig, Meghan Dunning, Staci Graham, Bethany Kallio, Rita DelSignore, Julie Treadman and Jodi Hurley. Back Row: Beckey Kavadas, Arm Brady, Julie Pole, Natasha Pointer, Beverly Akin, Erin Avery, Dominique Blanchard, Jennifer Munroe, Jill Ebmeier, Nicole Andersen, Barbara Seymour, Suzy Mc Williams, Ginger Langemeier and Angel McAdams. Kappa Sigma •Hosted Dream Girl with proceeds benefitting the American Cancer Society •Mulitiple Sclerosis walk-a-thon Front Row: Troy Teague, Craig Pibum, Ben Sunu-all, Dave Ashbrook, Matt McCleish, and Ripton Green II . Row 2: Sean Humphrey I, Jason Tarwater, John Williams, Todd Kermey, Chris Goll and Matt Nosal. Row 3: Loren Messer, Corey Sweat, Shaun Branham, Adam Kralik, Caleb Pearson and Travis Jaques. Back Row: Todd Huntley, Kyle Niemann, Brian Major, Stanley Koehler and Neal Aiken. Phi Mu New Members •Won overall clown, paper mache during Homecoming Front Row: Leslie Crane, Steph Burkett, Courtney King, Mandy Benge, Marianne Miller, Melissa Bitter, Laura Moore, Mandi Schultes, Kelli Ratliff, Edith Veliz and Jill Cantu. Row 2; Summer Pelralic, Angie Dunnaway, Andrea Cooper, Allison Nixon, Lindsay Mills, Lisa Fraser, Christy Roberts, Andrea O ' Rourke, Jenny Harris and Rachel Wand. Row 3: Nichole Blanchard, Emily Jacobsen, Lindy Tomlinson, Julie Sajcvic, Jennifer Daake, Tiffany Gregg, Kirslen Amundson, Hilary Morri.i, Tiffany Trokey and Stephanie Henley. Back Row Brixike Paymv Crystal Beckham, Amy Lunnon, Maggie Schneider, Sicphani Schmidt, Rachel Miller, Mindy Townsend, Jennifer Allevim, Ricci Miller and Jessie Kochn 280 PEOPLE OROANIZATIONS n ' €i|C9u rages student to open eyes ittir . -fiiiiii Hidden beneath a calm, quiet exterior laid a creative and outgoing freshman art education major whose motivation and strength brought her to Northwest to fulfill her aspirations. That willpower pushed I .ltl6 V_uUl Cuonward in daily life, helping her deal with obstacles and challenges and allowing her to shape her small-town [perceptions into applicable beliefs in the real world. Church ' s small-town background began with her birth in Atlantic, Iowa, and continued throughout her life. She moved to Griswold, Iowa, when she was 18. Upon entering Northwest, Church began to realize the lack of diversity her isolated hometown provided. She found she suddenly was being exposed to various groups of people that she had seldom associated with or even seen back in her little town. Church adapted to the size of Northwest quite easily, seeing as it was a small college. She found her niche at the University by working with artwork, an endeavor Church had been involved with since junior high school. Drawing proved to be her favorite class because of her deep desire to sharpen this inherent skill. She decided to focus on this favorite area to cope with subjects she enjoyed less as she pursued her course of study. Church did not feel strongly about working in any certain location after earning her degree, but possessed a firm desire of what area she wished to focus her teaching. " I would have liked to become a (kindergarten through grade 12) art teacher, " Church said. That desire and self-motivation to be a part of children ' s lives possibly stemmed from Church ' s family background. Growing up, she dealt with one brother and two sisters and had many opportunities to develop her own identity. Social aspects of college proved to be a primary source of enjoyment for Church. She liked listening to music, usually alternative, and watching movies. IN INTR0DUCT10NT0TraphKDesign. ' KatirChurch " " ' " " iniHaHve to receive the prepares to put her project on the viewing rail. Church ' s background she hoped would help her assignment was to take an everyday object and create a painting from it. Photo by Jason Hoke achieve status as an art teacher. Brad Weaver Amanda Webb KriMi Wedlock Chnsla Wcinand Brcit Wellhausen Dustin Wells Alicia Wendcl Trevof Wcndl Russell Wen Chen Westphal Karv Wevbrew Setli Wheeler Ca-sey Whilakcr Philip Whilakcr Corey White Danae While Dcanna While Jennie While Kerry While Tract WTiiie Ryan Whiting Church 281 provides theme song for life mwhti by Amanda Scoft From Maryville to Chicago to the Bahamas, Gl ' Gg HOWdCShcII touched many ears with his jazz and musical talents through the saxophone. In high school, Howdeshell ' s parents wanted him to play an instrument instead of football, which did not make him happy. " I was going to play the drums, but my parents did not want me to because they were too loud, " Howdeshell said. " So I was looking into other instruments and decided on the alto sax. " Since seventh grade, music played a major role in his life. When Howdeshell started playing for Northwest, he switched from playing the alto sax to the baritone sax. Howdeshell joined Wind Symphony after a song his Jazz Ensemble played really touched him. " That song put me into a whole other gear with music, " Howdeshell said. " The song was about a man dying of cancer. It was a very emotional song. The dissonance tore at your heart. " For the second year, Howdeshell was in charge of the Jazz Fest. Jazz Fest was a competition for jazz ensembles from different high schools and some middle schools. The two jazz bands at Northwest helped with odd jobs. At the end of the competition, they performed songs of their own. Howdeshell was happy with the way the event went. " The thing that I liked the most was that everyone went to Jazz Fest to have fun and jam, " Howdeshell said. " The people were always laughing. " Upon graduation, Howdeshell wished to work for a computer company and still be somehow involved with music. " Music was a stress reliever, that was why I wanted to stay in it, " Howdeshell said. " I could always have something to look forward to. " Being part of the Jazz Ensemble affected Howdeshell positively. Jazz played a large role in Howdeshell ' s life over the years. With a saxophone in one hand and a dream in the other, Howdeshell hoped to be a successful man. AT A WIND Symphony concert, Greg Howdeshell plays the baritone sax. Howdeshell participated in Wind Symphony, Northwest Jazz Ensemble and was in charge of Jazz Fest, a festival for high schools and middle schools. Photo by Amy Roh Jennifer Whitsitt Nick Wiederholt Jenny Wiederholt Scott Wiley Megan Wilkerson Jami Willenborg Amanda Williams Damon Williams Derek Williams Jennifer Williams Tyler Williams Jody Wilson Mendy Wilson Natalie Wilson Sarah Wilson Elaine Winecoff Amanda Winter J xli Winther Allison Wittmaack Sorcn Wohlers Lindsay Wixxl 282 PeOPLE OflOANIZATIONS Phi Mu Actives •Spontored ihrer-on-ihrec iMikrtlMll lournjmeni •Sponsored Rocking for the Children Fninl Rt)w Krndrj IXinUp. Kttie Wcjr. BriKikr Miibrrly. vt WeiptTi, Hnjnnr Kin ;, Sardh Sit+d And Mu hc-k Bri rl Row 2 Shannon Flinn, Audrd Brmkrv. I kirSmilh, Krislin F rlry, Imniler I udwiK. |«-nnv Clinc. Mrli M M w. Hrylir Buri ' h. Ali!ttu Hvdtt. Kan Hi ;yj 4n l Muhrlk- Ush Ktnv i Amht-r Potts. Michelle Hirl, I jura McMillan, Heather BroM, Whitney Terrell . Stacy Masters, HndKet I jitle. lackieC ' arLwm. lulie Stanton, Sarah Stephens, F.nca L ' nivr and laune Zimmerman Back Row Nichi lle Hanley, I ' ollv Parsons. Angela Riley, laclyn Dierking, Kalie Ross, Came Henng, lamie Zerr, Sarah Thurston, jeaniu Waterman, Marv Riley, Becky Bollini . Heidi Larsen. Heidi Schultz and Nichoje Bixkover Phi Mu Executive Board •Won first place and People ' s Choice Award for variety show skit during Homecoming with Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Front Row: Stacy Saiwhelli. Dawn S ritzel, Pam Abikl, Cynthia Crook. Tracy Stoehr and Angela Middleton Back Row Beth Rasa, Karen Barmann, .Megan Foster, Sara Lovely. Cara Comstock, Sarah Sludls and Bnaniw Giles Phi Sigma Kappa •Made annual trip to St. )oseph, Mo., to help run the Special Olympic Track Meet •Stressed brotherhood, scholarship and character Front Row; |osh Ma.son. Casey Beane. Matt Matlcn, |u.stin Engelhardt. Tyson Paape. (eremy Veraguth and David Stark Row 2 Thomas Dykstra. Reid Boyer. Chns Norman. Todd Morrison, Tim Childers. Ste% e Klein. Aaron Hunerdosse and Brook Underman. Row 3 |on Canavan. Lee Bird. Ted Place. Alex Berry, |oshCoc»per, |t sh Simmons, Kyle Stewart, Matt Huster and lames Tvrakoski Back Row RanceCarlMin, Neal Young, Bob Seger, luslin Steiti, Matt Wennstedt, Phil Koch, jason Seeman and Robert Ijiflin Sigma Phi Epsllon New Associates •Hosted Bowling with senior citizens at Maryville Chateau Fnml Row Brandon Banks. Cory O ' Riley . Nathan Elder, Lee Clinton and lason Byerley Row 2 Brad Lahmann. |oey Vinson. Adam Peterson and Donan Alexaivler Back Row- Chad Heliums. Damn C om. David Sutphin, Nick Wills and lamie Hall HOWOESHKLL 2S3 Sigma Phi Epsilon Actives •Participated in Teeter-Totter-A-Tlion to raise money for ALS for Lou Gehrig ' s Disease Front Row: Nick [$owen, Jeff Trammell, Robert Aschentrop, Heath Burch, Mark Pederson, Ryan Dold, Ryan Gillis, Jeff Smitti, Mictiael Spriggs and Ryan Dawson. Row 2: Scott RutJicrford, Kraig Robinette, T.J. Shavnore, Chris Riggs, IX)ug Montgomery, Dustin Barnes, Matt Veon, Ben Prell, Ted QuinJin, MikeGrzywa, Travis Manners and NickGooch. Row 3: Jin Brennan, Dave Hughes, Jacob Walter, Jeremy Husen, Tony Galankis, Brandon Matthys, Justin Huntcman, Brett Presko, Andrew Vanness, Matt Owings and Todd Rasmussen. Back Row: Justin Burton, Scott Nielson, Keith Scheib, Tom Geary, Bob Jerome, Andrew Gaddis, Todd Mackin, Jesse Page, Brian Wilmes, Lucas McAlpin and Chad Kuehl. Sigma Kappa New Members •Participated in Alzlieimer ' s Memory Wallc, Maine Sea G)ast Mission •Visited Nodaway )uniy Nursing Home montlily Front Row: I3ebbie Bacon, Monica Davis, Becky Wigington, Mistie Stevens and Tiffany Bumes. Row 2: Chrissy Beck, Kate Lutz, Abbey Stone, Lori King, Kathy Bressman, Leslie Abercombie, Jermifer Harrison and Michelle Cunningham. Row 3: Jodi Coles, Shannon Allen, Tiffany Peterson, Becca Finocchio, Cindy Tjeerdsma, Aleesha Barcus, Lesley Hostetter, Tammy Hallgren and Meli ssa Gamer. Back Row: Kristen Huster, Brandie Nobiling, Rebecca Homuth, Liz Lancaster, Amy Hale, Michelle Nicholson, Stephanie McKaig, Regina Iwen and Ellen Bluml. Sigma Kappa Sorority Actives •Won Two Star Standards of Excellence National Award Front Row: Tracy Edwards, Nicole McCune, Jenny Fuller, Raegan Fulmer, Ali McCauley, Kristen Wheeler and Kerri Roy. Row 2: Cara Cudney, Stacie Dowell, Jenny Bayne, Misty Masters, Heather Bontrager, Tammy Buck, Amy Beaver, Tracey Turner and Heather Byrom. Row 3: Tess Miller, Christa Weinand, I?ita Rasch, Cristina Peacock, Paige Glidden, Niki Pratt, Amy Randolph, Kristy Cordie, Kristi Benton and Mindy Hayden. Back Row: Lisa Brunke, Brooke Stanford, Jennifer Brincks, Laura Wall, Erin Stein, Mindy Thome, Charity Chavez, Laura Craft and Stephanie Cook . Sigma Kappa Executive Board Seniors •Senior Honor Society Front Row: Sarah Alexander, Vanessa Buhrmester, Gayle Mcintosh, Jeanne Swames, Angie Bayne, Lisa Tjelmeland, Christian Carter and Jenny Boatright. Row 2: Lisa Jensen, Kimberly Sifers, Brandy Holton, Carri Kropf, Kenya Lockamy and Jessica Cassidy. Back Row: Sabrina Peterson, Jill Roasa, Tara Oetter and Michelle Launsby. 2S4 PeOPLe OROANIZATIONS Fi CI LC friendships by Amanda Saitt Adventumus and fun-loving dt scribed l 6VI 11 btiyCI because he said he was always up for anything. " I would have tried anything, or done anything, except certain things, " said Bayer. " I was just there to have fun. I was always there if anyone ever needed me. I was just a really nice guy. " Bayer, a freshman, planned on majoring in computer science. He changed his mind because the requirements for the major included taking classes such as discrete math and calculus. Bayer moved to Northwest as an undecided major from Sutton, Neb. The move was a little easier for Bayer because he and his best friend from high school were rtximing together. " We did not necessarily plan it that way, " Bayer said. " It just kind of happened. " Bayer ' s goal was to obtain a bachelor ' s or master ' s degree in the field of education. " Mostly my parents motivated me, " said Bayer. " For most jobs you had to go to college to make the big bucks. " Bayer was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa. Involvement in Greek life impacted him in many ways. " It helped me get good friends, " Bayer said. " It also helped improve my grades because they did grade checks and study hours. It made you study. " Finding and keeping new friendships was a main reason Bayer wanted to become part of a fraternity. " I did it to get to know people because these guys were probably going to be your best friends for the rest of your life, " Bayer said. When Bayer was not busy with Greek life, he enjoyed kicking back and relaxing. " I liked to watch TV, sit down and relax, " Bayer said. " I liked to do things with the guys and party. " Bayer could have been caught listening to some alternative music in his free time but enjoyed other types of music too. He may also have been found watching action movies starring his favorite actors, Steven Segal and Jean Claude Van Damme. Bayer was not just another face in the crowd at Northwest. He was an easy-going person but took his studies seriously. AT THE PALMS Kevin Bayer selects a song to listen to from the juketwx. Bayer frequented tt)e Palms and also watched television to relax. Photo by Jason Myers Tiffany W(Kxl»ard Kyle Wonhingion Malthcw Wnghl JuMin Wulff Anka Yadasi KoAn Yang Knsten Yehle Heatlicr Young Tracy YiHing Kn l Youlsey OinMophcr Zancr Allie amor Liu i iglcr Jama jmrncmun l.aunc immcrman Su annc jmmrrman NlKhcilc immrrN .hted Benjamin Zuf$ bavkr ass by Debbie Bacon The fraternity bond ChfiS and N JCk PeaSlSy shared strengthened their relationship as biological brothers. Chris joined Tau Kappa Epsilon in 1995. He became the first fraternity member of his family and served as TKE president in 1998. Chris, the quieter brother, was more mature and assumed leadership roles, while Nick was more outgoing. " Leadership roles were not my thing, " Nick said. " I would rather have voiced my opinion in other ways. " A defined in two ways types of brotherhood differed. " In the fraternity, they did not hold grudges if people got ii fight, " Nick said. " TKEs were more understanding. " Chris and Nick felt there was only one obstacle in the beginnii " Initially there was a rivalry to prove to everyone we were i ■ alike, " Chris said. Nick felt a factor eliminating the possibility of jealousy of otj members who may not have had a brother already in the fratem: ' " In my pledge class there were three legacies, so it kind of help ; THE ISLAND DANCE at the Tau Kappa Epsilon annex gives Chris and Nick Peasley a chance to bond. The two were biological brothers and fraternity brothers. Photo by Jason Hoke Sigma Sigma Sigma New Members •Won house decoration award during Homecoming Front Row: Rebecca Pugh, Melanie Blando, Julie Cadam, Cassia Kite, |ennifer Berger, Marjorie Kosman, Kari Douglas and Kathcrine Phillips. Row 2: Shelby Tillman, Christine Stueve, Megan Vogl, Jessica McKenzie, Jessie C lenn, Conine Moszcynski, Regan Dodd, AdricnneGevens, Kristy Wat.son and Jennifer Egger. Row 3: Lindsay Lund, Katy Graber, Candice Mahlberg, Alison Eilers, Pamela Dcmint, Alina Bostic, Julie Kirk, Kelly Nicholson and Ariean Schaefer. Back Row: Stephanie Hylton, Kate Hansen, Stacey Eichhom, Hilary Myers, Megan Harris, Jami Willcnborg, Mindy Lager and Sheibi Nel-son. Chris encouraged Nick to attend college, and also suggested that Nick go through Rush. Chris did not pressure Nick to join TKE; he the matter, " Nick said was more interested in Nick ' s happiness. Chris and Nick were pleased that their bond of TKE brotherhc ; " We could talk (during Rush), but I tried to be like a Rho Chi (an strengthened their real brotherhood ties. The fraternity brought unbiased Rush Counselor), " Chris said. " I asked him what he two together in ways they never imagined possible, thought about different things. I tried to stay im- partial. A lot of my focus was not to pressure Nick. " After Rush, Nick ended up joining TKE. Chris felt good about Nick ' s decision. " I was kind of relieved, " Chris said. " 1 almost felt a sense of pride, too. " After both brothers were in the fraternity, they felt a change in their relationship occur. Before, the two did not spend much hme together, but they soon found themselves hanging out, even outside fraternity events. Nick and Chris felt the characteristics of the two 286 PCOPLE OROANIZATIONS Sigma Sigma Sigma Activities •Hosted Speik Out for Stephanie Wjik lo mjke campus and communliy » mTt of violent crimet h ' ronl Row: Sucy Sands. )mny Moorr. Allinon McCUin, Sarah Huffrr, t annr HartsUck. Came Ellmtt, Rnxikr KkiU and )am«- LXrdnckMm fUnv 2 Susie KrdrltH-rxrr. Kcrri (.mtman. Kalhlnm Quarralo. Pamvla LctiK MoIIh- Biichncr, Sarah Rravu. Iwiica Dahl, Shanrmn Tayliw and Timya t ' i (h lt Row 3 Strfani Spainhiiwrr. IfnnifcrC ' .rwnc, Michrllr 1 udwi . kim Burkiinpcr, kr»(i F.klund, |ulwS«i tlc?i,t " hanty KuhardMm. lennifrr Spotts and Nicole Bartosh Back Row: Kri tina Klein, Lisa Zei)(ler. Casey Harsreave . Cheryl ■xietaert. |eanr e Sibbemscn. Jami Daffer, Beth Reulcr, MiTasha Heidetnan and Anna Hall. Sigma Sigma Sigma Seniors •Raised money for Robbie Page Memorial Fund, which was their philanthropy Front Row: ShemeCallaway. Sarah Gaston, Ashley Gcrken, Michelle Falcon, Debby Grantham and Jennifer Simler. Back Row: Kelly Hudlemeyer, Becky Mellon, Jennifer Waldron. Jamie Hatz, Dianna Nelh and Sarah Carr. Tau Kappa Epsiion New Associates •Auctioned off members for manual labor, money went to build a new house and philanthropy Front Row: Coby Henry, Todd Parker, Will Mullins, Tom Murphy arwl Matt Spina. Row 2: James Toothman, Ryan Tompkins. Mark Partise, RJ Mathews, Ke in Aldred and Jake Akehurst. Back Row: Nathan Steffes. Jay Sampson, Nick Peasley, Scan Beard, Greg Hetnck and Chns Doering Tau Kappa Epsiion Activites •lOOth year anniversary of Tau Kappa Epsiion as national organization Front Row Colby Mathews. Patrick Trahan. Oms Peasley , kenl Turpin, Bill Eckles and Kurt Gentr)- Row 2: Ryan Marriott. Justin Mamott. Jeremy Galloway. Chnsltiper Murr, svie Monnig, Nathan Hotvin. Jesw Mora IV and Andy vomers Row 1 Seth Swier. Kurt Neely. leb l-ong. Craig lrKh.CJvirle ' Burch. JonCioing. Brum Hvrr. Palrx k Turner ■ ndTomStremiau Back Row Ben Haskamp. Joshua Baxter. l.Kob t Pietre. lason Peregnrw. Rob Schreiber, Makom Knbenon, Ben Hulbn«n.)«Km Washam. Divid HombucMe ind Nick Mathews. PBASLKVS 287 Volunteer firefighters relax and cool off after responding to call about a student ' s apartment fWr. rsr Fifth and Buchanan streets. Extensive fire .,.; ' .uge occurred In the home after fire engulfed the nttiaab««L JamrProctoKs ' upstairs apartment. None of the occupants were injured In the blaze. Photo by Amy Roh The verdict heard AROUND the world by Michelle Krambeck Tasha Beason sat in front of her television set on Friday, Feb. 12, to watch history record itself. It was a moment she felt compelled to watch. Our country ' s president was on trial for his office. There it was, the final moment. The fate of President William Jefferson Clinton was about to be decided. The senators were calling their votes on the two articles of impeachment. As expected, the Senate voted almost completely along partisan lines. There needed to be a two- thirds majority vote for impeachment — the results instead were 50 for impeach- ment and 50 for acquittal. " I was so sick of hearing about oral sex, cigars. Ken Starr, Lewinsky, how ugly Linda Tripp was and what a snake Clinton was, " Sarah Radenslaben said. " Was there really nothing in the country, or in the world for that matter, more important than our president ' s sex life? " No one could have said how history would have recorded the impeachment of Clinton by Congress and the Senate ' s acquittal. The bottom line was he remained in office. While Beason supported Clinton during the scandal, she was not shocked or excited by his acquittal. " Now, maybe everyone would quit talking about all of that and move onto something more important, " Beason said. PRESIDENT CLINTON SPEAKS to dozens of ministers, rabbis, imams and priests at the annual White House prayer breakfast Sept. 11. During the breal fast Clinton gave a solemn apology which Included his improper relationship and lying about it. On Feb ! after a Senate vote of 55-45 on the chef of perjury and split 50-50 on the obstruc t of justice allegation. Photo by Assock ' S Press jj Reports by Amanda Scott Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr sent Congress 36 INDEPENDENT COUNSEL KENNETH Starr speaks to reporters. Photo by Associated Press FUEL TRIAL sealed boxes of evidence in September. Those boxes, known as the " Starr Reports " triggered a formal impeachment. Starr accused President Clinton of perjury, obstruction of justice, abuse of power and provided a damaging portrayal of his contacts with Monica Lewinsky and Oval Office secretary Betty Currie. The report also accused Clinton of lying in portions of his grand jury testimony as well as his sworn testimony in the Paula Jones lawsuit. The Starr report was reviewed by millions, who got to read the testimony of what went on in the White House. Clinton ' s public confession by Michelle Krambeck The American public was glued to their televisions on the night of Aug. 17, when President Clinton addressed the nation and acknowledged an " improper relationship " with Monica Lewinsky. It started with the story of a 21 - year-old intern. Then the public heard denials and jokes leading to the admission of an " improper relationship " televised nationally. Melissa Cole said the president should have addressed the country sooner and been honest from the start. " He should have admitted to it in the first place, and it would not have been so bad, " Colo -. 1 As things progressed ' i Independent Council Kimdi 1 Starr and more evidence t ■ up against Clinton, it hi obvious to the White Hon- the American peoplt Lewinsky scandal would i away. Clinton volunteei testify in front of the grant Following his testimony, prepared to address American people and admi misled the country. While everyone had tl opinions of the event, it something no other Amer M president ever had to faa K have to admit to an extrama a affair on television. i 290 Mini maoazinc Grand ]ury hears testimony ly Amanda Scott President Clinton ' s ur-hour grand jury testimony saturated levision screens all ver the nation in eplember. During the Monica ewinsky affair, linton committed 11 njpeachable of fences. The tape showed linton as sometimes tigry and other times ipiessing bitteme! s at im ' the Paula Jones iwsuit started idependent Counsel enneth Starr ' s imtnal investigation the Lewinsky matter. fon ' s exasperation was evident .. iighout. He cleared his voice and ammered as he formed answers to some MStions. Voting on investigation toward ipeachment was set for two weeks after e showing. Congress set Oct. 9 as its r adjournment date. ny Fuller said Clinton should have [ signed to relieve him of more MONICA LEWINSKY AND her mother ' s attorney Billy Martin leave the Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC. Jan. 26. Lewinsky left Washington as the Senate continued to debate whether to call witnesses to the impeachment trial. Photo by Associated Press embarrassment and trouble. " I just thought he should have resigned and gotten the whole thing over with, " Fuller said. " 1 was tired of hearing about it. " The televised testimony gave Americans a chance to hear the truth from Clinton. As the trial came to an end, the American public got to be the judge of the Lewinsky affair. K TRIAL OF Amanda Scott rhe House Judiciary committee began Mrings in the impeachment inquiry of OA TRIPP TALKS to reporters after she Jt tWf final apperance before tfie grand )ury July 29. Ptwlo by Associated Press MORAL ISSUES President Clinton in late November. It was debated whether to have the initial hearings behind closed doors. The House Judiciary committee aimed to finish the trial by the close of the year. The word " impeachment " was often misused. Congress members and commentators often agreed upon the definition as removal from office. Under the Constitution, there were several steps between impeachment and removal. The House of Representati es had to approve the articles of impeachment, then the Senate decided whether to conduct a trial based on those articles. A two-thirds majority vote concluded whether the president should have been convicted and remoM d from office. A committee chairman representative proposed to consolidate Independant Counsel Kenneth Starr ' s 11 charges against Clinton into thriv core charges: lying under ivith, obstruction of justice and witness tampi ' ring. The public awaited the decision with anticipation. A YEAR OF MORAL QUESTIONS Jan. 17, 1998 Jan. 21, 1998 Jan. 22, 1998 Jan. 26, 1998 Feb. 4, 1998 April 1, 1998 May 28, 1998 July 29, 1998 Aug. 18, 1998 Sept. 11, 1998 Sept. 21, 1998 Nov. 19, 1998 Nov. 27, 1998 Dec. 2, 1998 Dec. 13, 1998 Dec. 19, 1998 Feb. 9, 1999 Feb. 12, 1999 I Matt Drudge reported President Clinton had an affair with an intern. News broke that Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr had evidence of Clinton ' s affair. Starr fielded questions about the affair. President Clinton denied the affair. Monica Lewinsky went home to live with her father. Paula Jones ' s case was dismissed. Lewinsky gave handwriting samples to FBI. Linda Tripp held a press conference to make statements after the final day of testimony. After confessing, Clinton retreated with family. The Starr Report was unsealed. Clinton ' s grand jury testimony was broadcasted. Starr testified before the House Judiciary Committee. Clinton pr ovided responses to 81 questions. Clinton lawyers presented defense to Judiciary Committee Clinton said he would not resign. House impeached Clinton Senate wrapped up first day of impeachment debate. Clinton was acquitted; apologized again. Nationai. 291 Office of University Advancement Alumni Relations ♦ Development Northwest Foundation, Inc. Alumni House ♦ 640 College Avenue ♦ 660-562-1248 292 MINI MAGAZINE Hate causes murders •ySara Ramsey He was not planning to be a mart T, but latthew Shepard ' s violent death on Oct. 2 put him into the national spotlight. His ' oty was used as a tool to educate about ate crimes. ' The savagery of this crime made lalt ' s life memorable, " Walt Btiulden, a lend of Shepard ' s, said. " But his own -•ii was remembered by those who .ved him. " jThe Univer5it ' of Wyoming student !m beaten with a hand gun, tied to a Inoe outside Laramie, Wyo., and left to e on Oct. 7. Eighteen hours later, a liistng bic ' clist summoned help after hnOBt mistaking Shepard ' s body for a jancrow. Shepard laid in a coma in the ■»rt Collins, Colo., hospital for five days jitil he could no longer hold on. iNorthwest students and faculty used lepard ' s death as inspiration to speak it inst hate crimes. K candlelight vigil was held during srttiwest ' s Week Without Violence. About 75 students gathered at the Bell Tower to hear other ' s reactions to Shepard ' s death. The Bell of 1448 was rung 24 times to symlx lize the hours in a day acts of violence occurred in the nation. Gay And Lesbians Together At Northwest , Northwest ' s gay and lesbian support group, believed Shepard ' s death could magnify the urgency of the movement against hate crimes. " His death, personally, did not affect us, but the symbol behind his death ... because he was gay, did, " GALTAN president Robert Owen said. " It could have been used by the world as a tool to get the word out about hate crimes and gays and lesbians. " A similar incident occurred in Rockford, Ala., on Feb. 19. Steven Mullins and Charles Butler Jr. allegedly beat Billy Jack Gaither to death, set his body on fire and scattered his charred remains on a dirt road. At their confession, the two said i lU l 2 i l aBH Klfi i IE AFTER PLEADING GUILTY to accessory after the fact to the first-degree murder of Matthew Shepard. Chastity Vera Pasley is lead out of the Albany County Courthouse in Wyoming. Shepard was beaten to death by Aaron McKlnney and Russell Henderson. Photo by Associated Press they killed Gaither because he made sexual advances toward them. Time would tell whether Shepard ' s and Gaither ' s deaths would be used as a stepping stone to bring the anti-hate crime movement into the next century, or if their deaths were in vain. -RIME IN PU ' Matthew Pearl 4dung appearances on an mat regular basis, headlines cMdren killing in cold blood udia note of fear everywhere, " he occurance in Jonesboro, k., raised attention tionwide. Mitchell Johnson, and Andrew Golden, 11, acked schoolmates on March The two boys had a third son pull the school ' s fire tkxrking the doors of the lg to prevent re-entry, students and teachers the two ojjened fire, our girls died, along with a Vr who moved in front of a ■vho was being fired upon. English instructor, who lined chest and abdominal nds, was pregnant when she Ten were wounded in the -Mcre. 1 December 1997. Michael BLIC SCHOOLS Cameal, 14, was charged with killing two children in Paducah, Ky. He attacked about 35 students who were praying before school began. Without a motive, Cameal was a symbol of growing fear. In Chicago, two boys killed Ryan Harris, an 11 -year-old girl by beating her with a rock and sexually abusing her. When police searched for a motive, all they found was that the boys wanted Harris ' bicycle. In May 1998 Kipland Kinkel, a 15-year-old boy who, reportedly loved guns, killed his parents and two schoolmates in Springfield, Ore. With so many cases of youth homicide reported in a year ' s time, attention turned toward a solution. Children were capable killers when the signs of violence were ignored. White supremaqst convicted by Eric Davis After dragging James Byrd behind his truck until decapitation, John King ' s sentence to the death penalty was voted unanimous by the jury. On June 7, Byrd ' s body was found in a wotxled area in Jasper, Texas. The night before, Byrd was hitch-hiking home when he was offered a ride home by King and three friends. The men took Byrd to a rural area and beat him until he was unconscious. Then King chained Byrd to the back of his truck and proceeded to drag him down the road. When police found Byrd ' s body, his head and right arm were found more than a mile down the road. King, a self-procliamed white supremacist and parolee, was convicted of capital murder Feb. 23. The jurv ' concluded that he should die by lethal injection. King was sent to the state penitentiary in Huntville, Texas. Juror Lequeta Flowers maintained that the jurv ' was certain of their decision. " No dissension at all, " Flowers said. " The evidence was so compelling that we really did not hi v i question (oO what we had to do. " NATIONAL 293 Gunman opens fire at U.S. Capitol by Debbie Bacon Ex-mental patient Russell Eugene Weston Jr. killed two officers and wounded a tourist when he opened fire at the U.S. Capitol on July 24. According to witnesses, Weston was stopped by Capitol police officer and 18- year veteran of the force, Jacob Chestnut, at the metal detector near the entrance to the building. After Weston was ordered back by Chestnut, he shot Chestnut and headed for the office of Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas, the House majority whip. At the office door of DeLay, Weston met up with Capitol police officer John Gibson who warned staffers to " get down, " then confronted Weston. Both were injured when Weston and Gibson exchanged gun fire. Both officers were shot in the head and killed. Tourist Angela Dickerson escaped with gunshot wounds to her face and shoulder. According to the Washington Post, on Jan. 28, U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan ordered Weston to undergo two additional psychiatric exams in order to see if he was mentally able to withstand trial proceedings. The competency hearing would not take place until late March. The topic of discussion among students and faculty laid within the quality of security at the Capitol building. " It scared me to think the security at the Capitol was not that tight, " Jenni Nourse said. " If something like that could have happened at the Capitol, something like that could have happened anywhere. I hoped the shooting opened the eyes of many and they concluded that security needed to improve. " Kelly Hansen expressed similar thoughts and feelings. " It made me sad that people would get »»f " i;i» ' ;-4? i AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL Cemetery in Arlington, Va., a police processional escorts the casket of slain U.S. Capitol police officer John Gibson to its final resting place. Gisbon was one shot at our Capitol and a little scared since it was supposed to be one of our highest security buildings, " Hansen said. Eyes of officials were opened. The $71 million proposal for an underground tourist center that was dropped in 1991 gained new support. of the police officers who was killed by gunm ' ! Russell Eugene Weston Jr. when he opened f in the U.S. Capitol on July 24. Ptioto by Nio ' Fuller The Capitol grounds had their ov! police force. All packages were x-raye | and visitors were required to p.i through at least one metal detector. The country relied on officials to m.i security changes at the Capitol buildi ; j to restore safety at the nation ' s capito! 294 MINI MAOAZINK Exhuming of remains leads X-26 to new home {by Becky Blocher ' A casket bearing six bt nes — four ribs, a pelvis and the upper part of a right arm — was buried in St. Louis in June with full tnilitarN ' honors. That was the final resting place for 1st Lt. Michael Blassie, before known only as X-26 while he was burned at the Arlington National Cemeten. ' . The prtxress to figure out exactly who X-26 involved three phases. The first phase was the investigative phase and the iccond was the deliberative phase. The final and most time xjnsuming phase was the consultative phase. On June 30, results of DN A testing that were not available at he time of Blassie ' s death identified him as the man who had een called X-26 for the last 26 years. h was May 1 1, 1 72, when Blassie was engaged in bombing runs on An Uk, a city k)cated in St uth Vietnam. Hlassie ' s wingman had gone in and dropped hisbomb load, and Blassie was preparing ti dt the same. At that time Blassie ' s wingman obserxed fuel streaming from Blassie ' s plane and informed him to eject. Minutes later Blassie ' s plane crashed into the ground and exploded. Blassie ' s wingman and another pilot nearby scouted the area for a sign that he had survived the crash, but no indicators were found. Found when the area was scavenged was a military ID card bearing Blassie ' s name, dog tags and currency control cards. Due to the advanced technology intrtxluced since Blassie ' s accident iKcurred, it was conclusively deduced the unknown soldier was Blassie. vESIGNATIONS IN CONGRESS Becky Blocher ewt Gingrich announced Jan. 8 he vas resigning from his position as peaker of the House of tqnresentatives. Gingrich said it was time for him to noveon. He saw it was more important or ttte entire party to be unified than his %wi pers nal success. Calvin Say took over the postion of Speaker of the House after Gingrich ' s resignation. Bob Livingston, speaker-designate, stepped down from his position in the republican party. Livingston resigned after his infidelity was disclosed. " As it was with anything, if there was not a sense of unity and togetherness, then nothing in a group would be accomplished or successful, " Ryan Serge said. Wrestling star elected Governor by Amy Smith Minnesotians elected the former Jesse " The Body " Ventura, now Jesse " The Mind " Ventura to its governor ' s seat. The unique thing about Ventura was he was a former heavyweight tag-team wrestling co-champion and was also the co-star of Schwarzenegger ' s flick, " Predator. " Congratulations to our graduating seniors and new members. The Delta Chi Fraternity 219 West 2nd Street Maryville, Missouri 64468 (660) 562-2100 or (660) 582-IX:HI Business Phone (660) 562-3531 On behalf of the men of Delta Chi, have a fun and safe summer. NATIONAL 29S Oil in GIANTS by Nicole Fuller The two largest U.S. oil companies signed a definitive agreement Dec. 1 to merge. The Exxon and Mobil merger was the biggest U.S. corporate combination in history and could have created the world ' s largest oil company. The newly-merged company was called the Exxon Mobil Corporation with headquarters in Irving, Texas. " That merger brought together two outstanding organizations that shared common values, had compatible strategies and demonstrated track records of achievement, " said L.R. Raymond, Chairman, DU ST R Y COMBINE chief executive officer and president, and Vice Chairman L.A. Noto, in a joint statement. " The merger significantly enhanced shareholder value by enabling us to manage the combined assets of Exxon and Mobil to produce a higher return on capital employed than either company could have achieved on a stand-alone basis. " Exxon and Mobil planned to provide details of the merger to their shareholders in their annual meetings in April and May. MOTORISTS DRIVE PAST Exxon and Mobil service stations in Ewing, N.J. The merger of the two oil companies created the world ' s largest oil company. Photo by Associated Press KXQ ' FM ' KRNy ' ' Your choice FM for news, jazz, and classical music. " Pi Omega Pi Northwest Missouri State University Mobil Sigma Kappa SororiH " — - — XK - — Congratulations to our graduating Seniors 296 MINI Magazine iCOMPUTER INDUSTRY GLITCH Matthew Pearl in the first antitnist case in years, M ttware giant Micrt si ft fbimd itself to be the target of a 1 1 - s c a I e U.S. Justice partment investigation. The controversy began when Microsoft CEO Bill Gates told lames Clark, chairman of Netscape, his plan to include Mcrosoft Internet Explorer as part of the Windows 95 operating system. Netscape accused Gates of " strong-arming " the market by forcing out competition. To add to the debate. Gates included Internet Explorer as an integral component of Windows 98. That was when the Justice Department intervened. The department ' s argument was Microst)fl ' s intent was not to impri vo Internet Explorer but to ruin Netscapn?. " Everyone was upset because he (Gates) thought of integrating the systems first, " Brian IXirns.iid. " Hedid notdo anything wrong in my opinion, and they should have just left Bill Gatt s alone. " The case was a landmark one for the computer industry and all eves were on Microsoft. TRIKE STALLS AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY y Matthew Pearl General Motors could not have prepared itself r the devastating strike it faced in June. Besides effect on the national economy, including a 0.6 Tcent fall in industrial output for the month, the rike also sent thousands of GM employees home wait. .After a more than 50-day absence, 150,000 GM nrkers breathed a sigh of relief following weeks unwanted worry and accumulating bills. The rike was caused by a combination of too many i rkers and a drop in quarterly sales. In spite of the strike, GM seemed to have landed on its feet. GM Vice President Roy Roberts said in early September the company set its largest fourth quarter schedule for production in 10 years, proving the auto manufacturer was finally recovering from its nearly twomonth lapse. " In late August, we began to see our momentum build, and we expected that trend to become very apparent in September, " Roberts said. General Motors was back and ready to make another attempt at being the nation ' s top seller. Government SURPLUS by Eric Davis The U.S. Congress was questit)ned on how to spend a $5(X) billion surplus of funds. In October, they elivted to give some of it to farmers, small businesses and educa- tion. The plan included $1 billion to be given to schixil systems. " I thought the fact that they put it toward education was good, but it would have been better used to pay the national debt, " Jeremy Walker said. The budget adjust- ment was viewed as positive. The economy was booming, and the government encour- aged growth. SlCKOUT DELAYS FLIGHTS by Derek McDermott Labor strikes affected every area of the working environment. The cases of the Northwest Airline pilot strike and the American Airlines " sick-out " were no exceptions. The Northwest Airline pilots union called the strike, saying the airline was being unfair to pilots. American Airline pilots, the Allied Pilots Association, called in " sick " to protest American ' s acquisition of a small West Coast carrier, Reno Air, whose pilots earned half or less than the American pilots. Northwest ' s union was holding out for a 15 percent pay raise. They alsti demanded pilots who were on the new payroll could not be laid off for the next five years. The APA demanded American raise the Reno pilots to American contract terms retroactively to the acquisition date. The strikes affected passengers severely. Around 1,600 Northwest fl ights and 6,600 American flights were canceled due to strikes. During the strikes, travel agencies worked to reschedule passenger flights on other airlines. Most agencies stopped ' ASSENGERS WORK TO maKe alternative flight fXans at the booking flights on Northwest Airlines. Plus, American faced two mwcan Airlines t«ket booth at ChK:ago aHare International civil lawsuits seeking millions in damages from angr%- passengers, ■port. Passengers had to find other n ans of travel when pilots n . r n in " sick " Pholo by Associated Press NATIONAL 297 On the run IN NORTH CAROLINA by Nicole Fuller Despite a $1 million reward, Eric Rudolph was still a fugitive. He lead federal agents on one of the most intense and expensive manhunts in U.S. history. Rudolph was wanted in connection with the Jan. 29 bombing of a Birmingham, Ala., abortion clinic. Rudolph, who was No. 1 on the FBI ' s most wanted list, was also being charged with three Atlanta bombings, including the 1996 Olympic Park bombing FBI agent Woody Enderson said the federal and state law enforcement hunting for Rudolph believed he was hiding somewhere in the 530,000 acre Nantahala National Forest, a rugged, remote area at North Carolina ' s western tip. " He had been (living) up here 1 6 or 1 7 years, and we did not know all the routes he had traveled and the places he had been, " Enderson said. Rudolph ' s experience as an outdoorsman held an advantage over his pursuers. He had only been sighted once since Feb. 9, the day his empty pickup was found. On July 11, George Nordmann, a health food store owner, told authorities Rudolph had come to his nearby home and taken six months worth of food and supplies along with his pickup. Charges were filed against Rudolph for the bombing of the New Woman All Women Health Care abortion clinic in Birmingham, Ala., after evidence was found in his home, his pickup truck and a rented warehouse. SEN. JOHN GLENN waves as he leaves the Operations and Checkout Building at the Kennedy Space Center. Glenn, along with the other crew members, was heading toward the launch pad for the planned liftoff on the Spa Shuttle Discovery. Glenn returned to space 36 years af his previous flight. Photo by Associated Press Return to spaci by ]ason Tarwater Age was nothing but a number for John Glenn when he returned to outer space at the age of 77. The U.S. Senator was the first American to orbit the earth in 1962. He returned to space on the Space Shuttle Discovery to work on the new international space station. Glenn ' s flight was on e for the record books, as he was the oldest man ever to travel in space. Numerous tests were done on him before and after the trip to figure out the effects of space on the human body, particularly those of older people. As soon as he landed from the mission in November, he was taken to NASA headquarters for more tests. He gave numerous blood samples in space, a process he dubbed as " bloodletting " and was given more shots before he was allowed to return to his home and to his work in Washington DC. He also had to undergo monthly muscle and bone marrow tests for six months after the landir Glenn claimed to be in good shape after t ' flight. He said after he landed that he felt abc t " 95-98 percent normal, " but after nine days f weightlessness " did not feel too hot, " whenever • would stand or walk. That flight inspired the nation and renew! hope in the space program. People associated w i the mission hoped the " love affair with space, " Houston Mayor Lee Brown called it, vvoni continue well after the flight. " Do not let the landing be the final chapter in tl - exciting adventure about space, " Shut • Commander Curtis Brown Jr. said. " Instead, le t be the first chapter in a new tale about i ' International Space Station. " After his second trip to space, Glenn saii ' would probably be his last, especially if his v ■ had her way. 298 Mini Magazine Bombing suspects indicted Steven Mel ling ■: .■: an 18-month investigation , ii grand jur - vn..).M. ' vl its findings on the Oklahoma City xnnbing investigations. Though the indictment was sealed, the main inclusion of the jury was no cixonspirators «d surfaced. The grand jury was formed after a petition Jrive. which was initiated, in part, by former .Iklahi ma State Rep. Charles Key. Key did not hink Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols Kied alone in bombing the Alfred P. Murrah ederal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995. Key also contended the government had prior onowledge of plans to bomb the building. " We were dealing with FBI agent falsification if witness statements and perjury and many ther problems in this case, " Key said. The grand jury discounted those claims. District Judge William R. Burkett, who : resided over the grand jury, believed the eport would have satisfied anyone with serious questions. " Despite those conspiracy claims, McVeigh ind Nichols remained the only people found ty in the Oklahoma City bombing trial. kkVeigh faced the death penalty, while Nichols «orived a life sentence. Indiana man arrested for church fires by Wendy Broker A man thought to be responsible for a spree invi lving the burning of 50 churchi s in 11 states reporteilly admitttnJ to the crimes. Thirty-six-year old Jay Scott Ballinger of Indiana was arrested Feb. 21 and was in cust Kly in Indianapolis for setting seven church fires in Indiana and admitting to one set in Ohio in 1994. Ballinger said he, his girlfriend Angela Wood, 24, of Atlanta and Donald A. Puckett, 7, oi U ' banon, Ind., set fire to the C )ncord Church of Christ in January 1 4. Wood, who allegedly painted an upside-down cross on the steps of the Lebanon church before the burning, was chargi-d in that fire and admitted she was pri ' sent for several of the other fires. She was being held in Ceorgia on the charge. Puckett was also charged in one of fires and was in custody in Indianapolis. No motive was known in the cases, but a gast)line container and Satanic b H)ks and writings were recovered from Baliinger ' s Indiana residence. Bill enables students to receive higher education by Michelle Krambeck The soaring costs of higher education were a concern of students. Politicians encouraged students to further their education but often failed to provide enough financial assistance. Students struggled to afford an education, only to graduate with tremendous debt. Providing more students with financial aid was a major campaign issue for President Clinton in 1992. In October, he signed a bill that amended and improved the Higher Education Act of 1965. Pell Grants were expanded by the bill. The maximum amount was increased by $300 to $4,500. The amount of Pell Grants awarded tostudentsduring their first two years of post-secondary education was doubled under a program authorized as " Academic Achievement Incentive Grants. " The amendments added to the Higher Education Act of 1965 were intended to encour age more students to take advantage of higher education and improve the overall experience for college students. jDZ»DZ«DZ»DZ»DZ«DZ»DZ»DZ-DZ»DZ»DZ»DZ»DZ»DZ»DZ»DZ«DZ-DZ-DZ-DZ«DZ»DZ»DZ-DZ«DZ-DZ-DZ«DZ The Women of Delta Zeta congratulate their graduates Ginger Langemeier Jennifer Bartlett Heather Libby Staci Jo Graham Olivia Waldbillig Christ} Allen Jen Ensley Amy Smith Carrie Epp Cortney Trueblood Brandy Vandiver Cherie Wilson Julie Norlen I )Z-DZ»DZ»DZ-DZ»DZ»DZ«DZ»DZ»DZ»DZ»DZ»DZ»DZ»DZ»DZ«DZ»DZ«DZ«DZ-DZ»DZ»DZ«DZ-DZ»DZ-DZ»DZ • D N a ? a N I D N • O N • D N • N NATIONAL 29 Civil war continues by Michelle Krambeck Kosovo, a southern province in former Yugoslovia was located in the Balkan region, an area known for violence and civil wars. The Serbian province of Kosovo was home to ethnic Albanians. Since Yugoslovia broke up, the Albanian population and Serbian military police had been fighting. The Kosovo province was so sacred to the Serbs, they would stop at nothing to defend it. Yet in a province with 90 percent Albanians, it was not long before they began to demand their own rights against the Serbs. It was out of this the Kosovo Liberation Army was formed in 1996. The Serbs responded to the KLA with violence. At the end of 1998, 2,000 unarmed ethnic Albanians had been killed, while 180,000 had been displaced. The western media found numerous stories of unnecessary violence, torture, rape and the murders of innocent women and children. Because of that. President Clinton and NATO Secretary General Javier Solano both warned the Serbs that NATO would not tolerate a major attack. Leaders of both sides met in France in February for peace talks; however, little was accomplished and the talks were resumed on March 15. Some students believed the United Nations and the United States should have done whatever was necessary to stop the fighting in Kosovo. " The killing of women and children was simply wrong, " Lindsay Jones said. " There was no reason why the U.N. and the United States should not have done whatever was necessary to stop it. " AN ALBANIAN REFUGEE comforts her sir fellow refugee In Kosovo, Yugoslavia. The tv had been living In the open for the past fl months, after their homes were destroyed 1 Serbs. Photo by Associated Press The United States and NATO wer prepared to step in and attempt t eliminate even more violence in a regie where war and oppression were so muc I a part of their people ' s daily lives. I The Office of Career Services... • Career Days • Teacher Placement Day • On-campus Interviews • Internships • Resume Critiques • Job Search Planning • Web Registration for Seniors and Alumni • Career Resource Library Your connection to charting your course among the stars!! Administration Building 130 - (660) 562-1250 http: 300 MINI MAGAZINE Terrorist attack on embassy jy Derek McDermott Fear was a tool for tem rists to ihow their devotion to their •avse. Tem rists used bombs to their point across to the Id. : hat happened on Haile -iassie Avenue in downtown N.urobi. Kenya. On a corner here the American flag rked the entrance to the U.S. !iiM ; v, a car drove up to the nb.i--.v and exploded. In a few lutes, the embassy destroyed with nes spread ing down nearby buildings and hides. Thousands of ple were injured ,i hundreds were i-d in the Nairobi ;nbing. Eleven of the fictims were Kmericaiu. Nearly 430 miles )way, at almost exactly same time, a car trove up to the U.S. tmbassy in Tanzania nd detonated, t lestroying both the Entrance and the right -ner of the embassy. . fn Tanzanians were tiled and 72 injured. ' Those bombings • ere horrible, " Megan hissler said. " Anv means necessary should have been used to bring the perpetrators to justice. " Many believed all the attention given to the bombings around the world hurt the retaliation efforts of the United Stales. Terrorist acts had always been a fear of the American pet ple, with unanswerable questions of where and when the terrorist would strike again. Desert Fox by Jason Tarwater In mid-December, the United States took action against Iraq and their president, Saddam Hussein. Hussein was uncixiperative in allowing the United Nations to search for chemical weapons. Seeing that as an act of defiance, President Clinton ordered bombings to begin, known as " Operation LX ' sert Fox, " with help from the British. The attacks continued for four days. In late January, Baghdad delivered a document outlining its view of its disarmament program. Discussion was underway after this delivery. Overseas bombings by Ani.indj Scott In mid-August, President Clinton ordered the bombing of terrorists in Afghanistan. Clinton said after the bombing that our target had been terrorists. Clinton said the facilities attacked were linked to Osama bin Laden, a Saudi Arabian millionaire whom Clinton called a pre-eminent organizer and financier of international terrorism in the world today. Groups affiliated with bin Laden were behind the bombings of the United States embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. On that day in August, Clinton made a decision to protect U.S. citizens by bombing terrorist sites. Nuclear experiments pose problems by Derek McDermott A KENYAN SOLDIER prepares to raise ttie US. flag outside Ufundi House More than 250 people were killed and more than 5.500 were wounded In twnnbings in Kenya and Tanzania. Photo by Associated Press India and Pakistan went against the United Nations and tested several nuclear bombs in an attempt to gain the respect they believed they deserved. Prominent politicians in Karnataka, including Chief Minister J. H. Patel, had come out strongly against the testing. " Would the nuclear tests solve India ' s problems in its own country and around the world? " Patel said. " No, it would have only created more that we would have had to deal with. " Americans agreed that the tests should not have happened, and it would only hurt the world peace prcxess. India continued to test more bombs until all of the tests were completed. NDONESiAN PRESIDENTIAL RESIGNATION EADS TO CIVIL UNREST ! y Laura Pearl midst the turmoil of public riots and -sure from the military to resign, umesia President Suharto finally gave and stepped down from his t ' sidency, taking only military )mises of continued wealth and tection with him. niharto ' s problems began and veloped quickly. With the onset of onomic problems, he recently enraged iOple who had primarily supported him .r 32 years. Rioting began when normally peaceful iudent protests escalated into shootings p|he campus of Trisakti University in I {Mrta, Indonesia. Riot police broke their wde red " rules and fired, killing at least six people. Military personnel understood the pressure of the riots could help manipulate Suharto into peaceful resignation. Parliamentary leaders tried to get him to resign. Unfortunately, Suharto ' s resignation only marked the beginning of the Indonesian crisis. New President Bachruddin jusuf Habibie did not have the respect and supptirt of the people, nor the diplomacy of a leader. The pressure of dealing with an economic crisis proved to be unmanageable for Suharto. Riots drew Suharto into resignation, but his weak leadership only deepened the wounds of the country. Embassy Threatened by Matthew Pearl The U.S. Embassy in Israel closed its doors on Dec. 31 following a bomb threat to the facility. U.S. Ambassador Ned Walker judged the threat as being a security risk. Though the threat proved to be false, embassy spokesman Larry Schwartz defended the actions of the ambassador. " The embassy received a credible and specific threat and as a result, the ambassador thought it prudent to close the embassy tcxlay while we investigated with the appropriate authorities, " Schwartz said. The embassy in Tel Aviv opened the following week, but the lasting uneasiness asMKiated with the bomb threat incident was something that would continue to cause concern for the embassv for months to come. 301 A WORKING VACATION by Debbie Bacon Nine summer days marked progress for Chinese and American relations. President Clinton became the sixth president to practice " constructive engagement " with China, since former President Richard Nixon paved the way in 1972. Northwest students from China said the gesture was significant to relations between China and the United States. " Nixon had a big impact ' Elaine Pei said. " He was the first one to visit. Before that, (the) United States did not recognize China as a country. " Clinton met with Chinese President Jiang Zemin to discuss major international issues. Economy and trade were on the list of Clinton ' s hopes for agreements. According to Clinton, roughly one-third of United States exports and four million jobs depended on its trade to Asia. The Clinton and Zemin agreement included $1.6 billion in trade deals. Jenni Nourse found it hard to say something negative about Clinton ' s visit to China. " I believed Bill Clinton ' s visit to China was successful in many ways, " Nourse said. " His trip showed a friendship and cooperation developing between China and the United States. " THE CLINTON FAMILY stops to pose for a family picture on the Great Wall of China. The Clintons were in China on vacation and a good will trip. Bill had spent most of 1 998 dealing with the Ken Stal Investigation of his relationship with Moni(j Lewinsky. Photo by Associated Press j Finding a common currency by Mayumi Tanaka European countries combined the different currencies they used into a new, uniform currency known as the euro. A PROTESTER HOLDS up anti-euro signs on the first day of trading the new currency. Photo by Associated Press British Prime Minister Tony Blair said the country would wait and see how the new European currency worked before making a decision whether to join. On Feb. 20, the decision was made to prepare to join the euro. Eleven members of the European Union, led by France and Germany, launched the new currency. The seven denominations, ranging from 5 to 500 euros, had idealized monuments, a fictional gateway, and bridges on both sides, which were designed to be non-nation specific. Foreign economies s T R u G G L d by Stephanie Zeilstra Asian markets experienced many ups and downs as Japan hit a 12-year low on the Nikkei Stock Average in early September. In June, the United States bought Japanese yen in the currency market; together with Japan, that estimated $2 to $3 billion. The move was an attempt to stimulate the Japanese economy and improve the Asian economy. Japan saw the results of the United States purchase the next day when the yen rose foui percent, while the dollar only fell slightly. The 12-year low affected the world economv vastly. The Dow Jones industrial averagt posted its second-biggest point loss ever. It late recovered slightly. Japan ' s economy had an affect on the world .i well as affecting imported goods. 302 Mini Maoazink )ow Jones nears all-time high y ]ason Hoke The Dow Jones industrial ktnge was in record-breaking ■rritorv ' in March. March 15, the ow clt sed just 41.23 shy of a iQestone 10,000 point close. Investors thought the Dow would reach lO.lHK) March 11, when trading peaked at W35.46, before cKwing at 8 7.44 points. The Dow Jones began in 18% and hit the l,(XX)-mark in 1972. It tiHik the IXiw ani lher 20 years ti reach .3,(KK). In IW.S, the Dow hit 4,0(X), and, in that same year reached .S,{XX). In a n ord four years later, the Dow gained .S.CXX) points. With the wt rld in financial crisis and the IX)W Joni ' s in its longest bull-market, some investment firms enct uraged investors to watch their stocks in case the market starts to fall. x:oNOMY requires change y Brad Brentlinger The citizens of Russia were in the midst of the biggest roblem since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1 Wl . The Asian economic crisis, along with Russia ' s problems, nt the Russian ectmomy out of control. The demanding rice for natural gas and oil declined rapidly, hurting ussia since they owned roughly one-third of the world ' s itiual gas reserves supply. Because of the drastic drop in rioes, so went the stability of their primary income. The biggest question on the mind of the Russian p eople ai " How did things get to be this bad? " They were being mused a better way of life and international banks had nsferred a great deal of money into the Russian banks in ipes of stabilizing the economy. Many workers had their wages and earnings suspended. ye Russian government owed 77 billion rubles to the n|)ioyees of its country, about one- third of all the rubles in nodation. Only time would tell if the steps taken toward reform at the right ont s TRADERS FOLLOW THE progress of the Russian economy, after the Unites States announced that it would make an effort to augment the recently announced bailout package. Photo by Associated Press i ' earUam BeastieBoys HarveyDanger BareNakedI adies BenFoldsFive 311 Hole (lOoCiooDolls Sunday Sports Night • Weekend Mix • Wrestle Tdk Al Request Weekends • TGIX • Cat Chat • Rewind MARYVnXES MODERN ROCK MARYVILLE I kdlx i KDLX 1 06.7 FMca CHS 2SkinneeJ s GreenDay DaveMatthewsBand Offsprinji BiRBadVm d M)r);iddy Wcezer TheNerve INTCRNATIONAL 303 Jordan king hands over throne before dying by Brad Brentlinger The country of Jordan was in a state of shock as they learned the condition of their leader ' s health. The people watched as the responsibility of the country was handed down from the dying King Hussein to his oldest son, increasing the pressure to maintain Jordan ' s role as a moderator in a region of the world best known for violence. Hussein had been in the United States for the past six months undergoing cancer treatment. Before his death the king was hooked to a respirator, and both his liver and one remaining kidney had failed. The throne was passed down to his son Crown Prince Abdullah. Many worried that the king ' s death would bring even more problems to Jordan. The king had ruled Jordan since 1952, and while doing so, provided equal support for both Middle East and the United States, whom he supported and had personal ties with. Rabbi Marvin Hier, a close friend of Hussein, planned a ceremony for the king and was very saddened by his death. " The unprecedented step of a Jewish institution holding a tribute for an Arab king spoke miles as to what we thought of him, " said Hier. " I did not think he was replaceable. " Government warns to prepare for Y2K bug by Kaori Nagai " We would have been confronted with one of the most serious and potentially! devastating events this nation had ever encountered, " U.S. Sens. Robert Bennett and Christopher Dodd said in a letter to other senators. Y2K problems were expected after Dec. 31, 1999. Older computer programs designated only the last two digits of a year in date so that they would read the year 2000 as 1900. Some Americans were preparing for the worst, and authors were trying to make money by worrying people, saying " buy candles, wood and food for a month, " or " keep $1,000 cash hidden. " People all over the world prepared for any possible Y2K problems in the beginning of 2000. Y2K Possibilities •Bad credit due to Year 2000 errors •Cancellation of Year 2000 liability insurance •Loss of local electric power •Litigation against corporate officers •Loss of regional electronic power •Loss of international telephone service •Errors in Year 2000 tax reporting •Errors with social security payments •Errors in first January paycheck Errors or delays in tax refunds •Delays or cancellations of airline flights •Loss of local telephone service •Errors with motor vehicle records •Hospital billing errors •Reduction in stock values source: http: prepare4Y2K.eom probs.w AAAmCAN 144RKETING ISSOCMTION Congratulations to our graduates Sigma Alpha Bearcat Sweetheart Z Football Ambassadors Z r Congratulations Bearcats on the 9 z 5 National Championship 5 Women Excelling in Agriculture 304 MINI Magazine LIGHT ENDS IN TRAGEDY y La lira Pearl Less than two hours after its departure from Kennedy 22 passengers. Early in the si ' arch, divers recovered the flight data ilemational Airport, Swissair Flight 1 1 1 plunged into the frigid recorder. However, K th that device and the cwkpit voice recorder, ■ CTS of the North Atlantic, leaving only fragmented clues for found a few days later, pa ved worthless to the case, each shutting ivestigators to grasp. Trouble began about an hour into the flight, when crew members ported smoke in the civkpit. Within 16 minutes. Flight 1 1 1 had aappeared from radar entirely and was headed for its destruction st off the avast of Nova Scotia, Canada. hvestigators searched for weeks trying to recover not only off six minutes before the plane crashed into the (Kean. United States authorities credited the problem to an ekvtrical complication. Kerre Heintz knew she would remember the crash of Flight 1 1 1 the next time she flew. I thought people would be kind of leery of the flight industry for idence revealing the cause of the crash, but als i the remains of a little while, but that would scx n pass like it always did, " Heintz said. Brian Dom believed people would still view airlines as the safest way to travel. " Disasters like that were few and far between, " Dorn said. " It was just a case of little things going wrong and having big impacts. " National sentiment for the victims and their families was strong as investigators continued searching for clues. Meanwhile, the mystery as to why a Btiieng 747 from one of the world ' s safest airlines went down. Until the pieces of the puzzle could be assembled, feelings of !B)CB0SS VOLUNTEERS Dawn McGrath and GwenSlipp Geneva-tx)und aircraft plunged into the Atlantic Ocean near jlKt rocks (o give to the victims families from the coast near Peggy s Cove. Nova Scotia. Canada on Wednesday. Sept. 2. concern and sympathy feptoce that Swissair Flight 1 1 1 crashed into the ocean The Photo by Associated Press preva i led . jErman official defeated in election ' Laura Pearl German Chancellor Helmut Kohl •pped down from a 16- year term of ice and bid farewell to his people after ffering a bitter political defeat to cial t ?mocrat Gerhard Schroeder. ichroeder ' s bt isterous and energetic npaigning won the hearts of change- thirsty German voters in the dawning of a new political era. Keying in on the turmoil caused by double-digit unemployment rates primarily in former East Germany, Schroeder decided to concentrate on creating new jobs and providing more economic stabilitv. Continuing to play off the German people ' s strongest wishes, Schnvder promised he would not impose any new taxes and would stick to the foreign policy already being practiced. In the end, election results conv inced Kohl he had lost enough support to justifiably step down from office, as no other sitting chancellor had dt ne before in mjxlem German histor •. International 30S POWERBALL FEVER by Becky Blocher To get rich quick and not do a thing was the dream for those old enough to play the lottery. All one needed was a winning Powerball ticket. Odds of winning were low. A person was more likely to get struck by lighting twice or be eaten by a shark. One of the highest payoffs in the history of the game was over $295 million. Lines filled convenience stores and stretched across parking lots. The winning ticket was purchased in July in Richmond, Ind., by 13 employees at Automation Tooling Systems, a company based in Ohio. Each contributed $10 to buy 130 tickets, and one of those won the $295.7 million jackpot. Film critic dies from surgery complications by Brad Brentlinger Long-time film critic Gene Siskel died in February from complications of his May 1 1 brain surgery to remove a tumor. When asked to comment on the sudden death of his long-time friend, Roger Ebert said he was deeply affected. " Gene was a lifelong friend, and our professional competition only strengthened that bond, " Ebert said " I could not imagine what it would be like without Siskel. " With $295 million, one could have bought a new sports utility vehicle every day for the next 20 years or eaten breakfast, lunch and dinner at McDonald ' s every day for the next 3,500 years. Critics thought Powerball reinforced America ' s problem of thinking that money made life easier. That hope OUTSIDE THE NEW Hampshire State Liquor Store in Salem, N.H., Power players fill out their card. In July the biggest payoff in the lotterys history awarded. Photo by Associated Press resulted in lines of hundreds waiting tickets and glued thousands to television every Wednesday a? Saturday night, waiting for the drawl Vocal legend passes awa by Eric Davis Fifty-six years after his first solo project, Frank Sinatra was wheeled into a Los Angeles emergency room. Sinatra was pronounced dead at 10:50 a.m. on May 14. He was 82 years old. " In the ' 40s he was as popular as Elvis was in the ' 50s, or the Beatles in the ' 60s, " Dr. John Entzi, assistant professor at Northwest, said. By 1958 women did not find Sinatra quite as alluring. But that year he released an album many critics hailed as the pinnacle of his career. " Only tl Lonely " was a collection of saloo songs. Sinatra himself proclaimed ith best work. j In the 80s, he still performed, buth- voice was not as crisp as before. In January 1997, Sinatra suffered j stroke. In the following months he spei most of his time at his Los Angelt estate. i Sixteen months later, Sinatra passe away. For many, it marked the end of a , era. And t HE AWA R D G O E S TO,. Academy Aivard Nominees Best Actress in a Supporting Role " Life is Beautiful " Best New Artist Best Actor in a Leading Role Kathy Bates, " Primary Colors " " Saving Private Ryan " Lauryn Hill Roberto [k-nigni, " Life is Beautiful " Brenda Blethyn, " Little Voice " " Shakespeare in Love " Best Pop Album Tom Hanks, " Saving Private Ryan " Judi Dench, " Shakespeare in Love " " The Truman Show " " Ray of Light, " Madonna Ian McKellen, " Gods and Monsters " Rachel Griffiths, " Hilary and Jackie " Best Screenplay Adaptation Best Rock Song Nick Nolte, " Affliction " Lynn Redgrave, " Gods and Monsters " " Gods and Monsters " " Uninvited, " Alanis Morissette Edward Norton, " American History X ' Best Directing " Out of Sight " Best Rock Album Best Actor in a Supporting Role Roberto Benigni, " Life is Beautiful " " Primary Colors " " The Globe Sessions, " Sheryl ClDv James Cobum, " Affliction " Steven Speilburg, " Saving Private " A Simple Plan " Best R B Song Rohiert Duvall, " A Civil Action " Ryan " " The Thin Red Line " " LHw Wop (Tliat Thing), " Uuryn Ed Harris, " The Truman Show " John Madden, " Shakespeare in Love " Hill Cieoffrey Rush, " Shakespeare in Love " Terrence Malick, " The Thin Red Line " Grammy Awards Best R B Album Billy Bob Thornton, " A Simple Plan ' Peter Weir, " The Truman Show " Record of the Year " The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Best Actress in a Leading Role Best Picture " My Heart Will Go On, " Celin e Dion Laurvn Hill Gate Blanchett, " Eli .abi-th " " Elizabeth " Album of the Year Best Country Song Fernanda Montenegro, " Gentral " Life is Beautiful " " The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, " " You ' re Still the One, " Robert Johi Station " " Saving Private Ryan " Lauryn Hill " Mutt " Lange and Shania Twain Gwyneth Paltrow, " Shakespeare in " Shakespeare in Line " Song of the Year Best Country Album Love " " The Thin Red Line " " My Heart Will Go Chi, " James " Wide Open Spaces, " Dixie Chick Meryl Streep, " One True Thing " Best Original Screenplay Homer and Will Jennings Emily Watson, " Hilary and |ackie " " Bulworth " 3O0 MINI Magazine M PM PMOM PM PMOM PMOMa)M PMa M PMOM PMOM PMa M PM PMa M PMa MOMa MOMa Ma)M The Ladies of Phi Mu Homecoming Supremacy • First in Sicit • First in Clowns • Second in Float • Third in House Decorations First in Grades for Fail Semester Top Donator to Community Food Drive Sponsored by Pizza Hut Philanthropies: • Children ' s Miracle • Project H.O.P.E. 113 Members and STILL GOING STRONG!!! N4 I M I)M I)M PM PM I M I M PM l MOM PM I M I)MOM PM PM I M I M l M I MOM I M PMOM l M l 2 e 2 e 2 e 2 e 2 2 e 2 e 2 e 2 e I I I e I I 2 e 2 I 2 e 2 2 2 e 2 I 2 2 2 2 2 2 Cntcmtainmcnt 307 In Remembrance Gene Autry, 91, actor, owner of the California Angels and singing cowboy best known for singing " Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer " Jerome Bixby, 75, screenwriter for the original " Twilight Zone " and " Star Trek " Harry Blackman, 90, retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice, author of the Roe vs. Wade decision that legalized abortion in 1973 Tom Bradley, 81, first black mayor of Los Angeles Lloyd Bridges, 85, starred in " Airplane " and appeared on " Seinfeld " Dr. Mary Calderone, 94, doctor and writer, wrote several books including " Talking With Your Child About Sex, " a founder of the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States Curtis Carlson, 84, founder of Carlson Companies, which included TGI Friday ' s restaurants Kasey Cisyk, 45, jingle singer of slogans such as " Have you driven a Ford lately? " and " Come see the softer side of Sears " John Derek, 72, actor and director, had roles in " All the King ' s Men, " " The Ten Commandments " and " Exodus " Tetsuya " Ted " Fujita, 78, scientist, developed microburst theory and created the Fujita Scale which rates the strength of tornadoes Betty Lou Gerson, 85, the voice of Cruella De Vil in the original " 101 Dalmatians " Lord Lew Grade, 91, producer of " The Saint, " " The Muppet Show, " and " Raise the Titanic " Phil Hartman, 50, comic in " Saturday Night Live " and " NewsRadio " L.C. " Speedy " Higgins, 85, Kansas City jazz musician who played with Charlie Parker and Ella Fitzgerald John HoUiman, 50, journalist, covered Gulf War and Tiennamen Square King Hussein, 64, Jordanian king, long-serving constitutional monarch and a moderating influence in the Middle East Florence Griffith Joyner, 39, " fastest woman in the world, " sprinter, set world records in the 100 and 200 meter races in the 1988 Summer Olympics Leonid Kinskey, 95, actor who played Sascha the bartender in " Casablanca " •continued on page 310 NBA LEGEND RETIRES by Steven Melling Chicago would never again see the famous number 23. After much speculation, longtime NBA all star Michael Jordan left the game. After a career covering two decades and capturing six championships, Jordan felt it was time to leave. " Mentally, 1 was exhausted, and I did not feel I had a challenge, " Jordan said. At a press conference, Jordan said the NBA had been through some rocky times with the lockout. " I thought it was a reality check for all of us ... it was still a game, and the game would continue on, " Jordan said. There was much speculation about who would lead the NBA as it " continued on. " Despite the debate, most believed no one would fill Jordan ' s legacy . AT A PRESS conference announcing his retirement from the NBA, Michael Jordan pauses. Jordon ' s playing history spanned two decades and his team, the Chicago Bulls, won six NBA championships in that time. Photo by Associated Press Track star rememberel by Stephanie Zeilstra Florence Griffith Joyner was known fo ' her contributions to track and field Clocked at 23.5 mph, Flojo was th. world ' s fastest woman. Flojo died of heart-related problems a 38. Her husband Al Joyner, found he unresponsive in their home. She lef behind a 7-year-old daughter, Mary Ruth " What she taught us through her gract self-confidence and sense of sty le was tha you could have been a world-class athlet and still been a woman, " Nancy Prichan said. Streak end! by Becky Blocher Cal Ripken Jr. set a new Nortl American record in 1998 for mos consecutive games played. He had nq- missed a game since before he was in th| major leagues. , The original record was set by Loi Gehrig and his number was 2,1 30. Ripkei ' Jr. finished his streak by surpassing tha to the new record of 2,632. Although h ' beat the North American record, he wa still in second place to the world recorc That record was held by a Japane player. F O R Hitting by Derek McDermott On a cool St. Louis night in September, a ball sailed out of the park and made history when Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals broke Roger Maris ' home run record of 61 . It was a ball that barely left the park, yet it was known as one of the greatest achievements in baseball history. The home run record was one that many believed to be impossible to break. While McGwire was the first person to break the record, he was not the only person in 1998 to accomplish that feat. Sammy Sosa of the Chicago Cubs also broke the home run mark. While Sosa did break the home run record, he still finished behind McGwire. McGwire hit a new record, 70 home runs, nine more then the previous record. Sosa finished the season with 66 home runs. THE RECORI ST. LOUIS CARDINALS home run slugger Mark McGw is hugged by Chicago Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa a ' McGwire hit his 62nd home run of the season, setting a r major league record. Sosa was also in the race for record. Photo by Associated Press Olympic scandal »y Uura Pearl In their efforts ti host the 2(X12 Winter Olympics, Olympic Committtv officials in Salt Lake City btvame entangled in ■ ribery schemes that larnished the iignily of Salt Lake City and the nation. When Salt Lake City earned the honor r hunting the 2lX)2 games by a large nargin, competitors suggested a andal. Accusatiorui started to fit together. Salt ake City had Ixvn warned in l iS to low down on their gift-giving. When uspicion resurfaced, investigators tnt into action. ' In their investigations, the niemational Olympic Committee, U.S. l lympic Committee, U.S. Justice Department and a Utah ethics jommittee found cash payments of up to JTO XX) in housing, education, health |areand travel expenses had been made .» KX members. ' The city was still allowed to host to the 002 Winter games; however, the honor if hosting the event had been replaced I ' llh a sense of shame and fmbarrassment. With the damage done, Se nation viewed the consequences of uch a monumental scandal. NBA PLAYER AND COACHES SETTLE LOCKOUT by TeJ Pl.ue In the wtv hours of the morning on |an. b, NBA Commissioner Da id Stem and union head Billy Hunter struck a deal to end the NBA ' s six-month liKkout, which iKCured because players were unhappy with their s,ilaries. The players union and the NBA ' sboard of govemt rs apprt ved the deal and a 50- game season, which began in l-ebruary. Students believed the strike had a negative effect on the NBAs reputation. " It (the strike) hurt (the NBA) greatly, " Carl Schweigel said. " It made people want to watch other things and also to watch other sports. " Sports highlights • Major League Baseball The New YorV Yankees defeated the San Diego Padres in the Wortd Senes. • Professional FoottMll The Denver Broncos defeated the Atlanta Falcons in Superbowl XXXIII. • College Foott all The University of Tennessee Volunteers defeated the Flonda State University Seminoles at the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and became the Division I National Chanripions. • Professional Men ' s Basketl all The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Utah Jazz in the NBA Finals • Professional Women ' s Basketball The Houston Comets defeated the Phoenix Mercury for the WNBA championship. • Hockey The Detroit Red Wings defeated the Washington Capitals for the Stanley Cup. • World Cup France defeated Brazil for the World Cup Championship title. • Car Racing Kenny Brack won the Indy 500. Jeff Gordon won the Daytona 500. •Golf Mark O ' Meara won the British Open and the Masters Lee Jazen won the U.S. Open Vijay Singh won the PGA Championship. • Men ' s Tennis Carlos Moya defeated Alex Corretja for the French Open title. Patrick Rafter defeated Mark Philippoussis for the U.S. Open title. Yevgeny Kafelnikov defeated Thomas Enqvist for the Australian Open title. Pete Sampras defeated Goran Ivanisevic for the Wimbledon title. • Women ' s Tennis Arantxa Sanchez Vicario defeated Monica Seles for the French Open title. Lindsay Davenport defeated Martina Hingis for the U.S. Open title. Photo by Associated Press Student Senate Governing Body of Students ' ' We are everywhere on campus! • Blood Drive • Connections Handbook Donations to Foundations ff • Freshman Record • Homecoming Events • Legislative Reception • Northwest Week • Open Forums -Trimesters -Tuition • Organizational Funding Recognizing Organizations • Tower Service Awards • Who ' s Who Located on the 2nd floor of Thompson-Ringold (660)562-1218 SHORTS 30 i;ti In Remembrance El nino and la nina » continued from page 308 Shari Lewis, 65, puppeteer, voice of characters in " Lamb Chop ' s Play Along " Linda McCartney, photographer, member of her husband Paul ' s 1970s rock band, " Wings " Roddy McDowall, 70, photographer, acted in four of the " Planet of the Apes " movies Marie-Louise Febronie Meilleur, 118, the oldest person in the world for approximently a year Paul Mellon, 92, art patron and horse owner, helped build and donated hundreds of paintings to the National Gallery of Art; his horses won major races including the Kentucky Derby Alan J. Pakula, 70, directed " Sophie ' s Choice " and " All the President ' s Men; " produced " To Kill a Mockingbird " Richard Paul, 58, actor, played Jerry Falwell in " The People vs. Larry Hynt " Octavio Paz, 84, writer and Nobel Prize winner Rob Pilatus, 32, lip syncher, half of Milli Vanilli Carl Perkins, 65, guitarist, wrote songs for Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan Pol Pot, 75, former dictator of Cambodia, headed one of the worst genocides of the 20th century Lewis Powell, 91, Supreme Court Justice, swing vote for 15 years Jay Pritzker, 77, billionaire who founded the Hyatt chain in the late 195Gs Dan Quisenberry, 45, side-armed pitcher for the Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals Eddie Rabbitt, 57, sang " I Love a Rainy Night " and " Just You and I " Johnny Roventini, 86, pitchman in Phillip Morris ads and 1950s and 1960s television shows Jerome Robbins, 80, Broadway choreographer of " West Side Story " Glen Seaborg, 87, received Nobel Peace Prize for the discovery of plutonium and other elements Alan Shepard, 75, astronaut, first American in space Frank Sinatra, 83, sang " My Way " and " Start Spreading the News; " a member of the 1940s " Ratpack " Gene Siskel, 53, movie critic, co- hosted " Siskel and Ebert, " wrote entertainment column for the continued on page 312 by Amanda Scott El Nifio could have been described as a season that came at irregular intervals and stayed for an unspecified period of time. During El Nifio there were certain expected changes in climate and weather patterns. La Nina was El Nifio ' s counterpart. With sea-surface temperatures. La Nifia impacted global weather patterns in winter capacities. El Nino killed an estimated 2,100 people worldwide and caused at least 33 billion (U.S.) dollars in property damage. People dealt with El Nino as the storm racked up damage across the world. Avalanches in the alr by Kaori Nagai The worst avalanche in 50 years hit Centre Europe in the late winter months. The death toll due to avalanches in th Austrian Alps reached 37. An international fleet of helicopter; including 10 from the U.S. Army, brougf people to Landeck, Austria, to catch buses an trains home. The avalanches damaged Central Europ economically and increased the related deat toll to more than 70 across the continent for th year. - -i mmim £-:;«. .-«. ( « - A HONDURAS CITIZEN tries to escape the wrath of Hurricane Mitch. The hurricane left a path of destruction throughout Honduras and killed over 9,0 people. Photo by Associated Press Hurricane much strikes hondura. by Laura Pearl Overwhelmed by reports of the destruction Hurricane Mitch left in its path, campus leaders gathered to organize a community relief effort, hoping to make a difference in the lives of the survivors in Honduras. The hurricane left at least 9,000 dead, 2 million homeless and billions of dollars in damage in the country. Two Northwest students, Claudia Molina and Susan Garrett, organized the relief project in Maryville. Group members called Heart to Heart International, a relief organization in Kansas City, and set up a plan to collect donations When the five-day collection period endt , the amount of donations was astonishir. Two semi-trucks were filled with over 23,0 ) pounds of goods. Molina wrote a letter to attach to t. ' donations, telling the recipients that t; Maryville community and Northwest wi J sending the items to help. All helpers of I - project signed the letter before it was sent The generosity of community and camj members made the effort a success, and (t r generosity became a light for a peo - ' burdened by disaster. Burning out of control by Kaori Nag.ii Lightning caused niorv than 2,300 wildfiivs from May to luly in northern and central Florida. FIREFIGHTER MIKE BECKER sh hr« along Route 92 in Volusia County. Fla Pfmo by Associated Press More than 1,300 fia ' tighters from acrtiss the country were at work in northeast Florida, based at a camp near DeUuid in Volusia County. The quick spread of fire was due to the domination of pine trees in the area, which were susceptible to fire. " The crowns of splash and loblolly pines made them mtire prone to spread high-intensity fires, " ecologist Kenneth Outcalt said. " But in a natural longleaf forest, the crowns were not dense enough to touch each other. There was less smoke, and the fires were very gentle, so it was easier to have homes at the edge of the forest. " Si§mSi§mSm iving the lAsion 4 Alpha Epsilon congratulates its 1998-1999 women on all their successes Harsh hurricanes by Stephanie Zeilstr.1 and Lnira Pearl Hurricane Bonnie stumped scientists and meteorologists as it puttered along the East Coast. Evacuation orders were issued for the coastal areas of North and Stiuth Carolina. Similar e ' e n t s cKCurred worldwide. Hurricane Georges left its mark in the Caribbean, killing over 500 petiple and leaving more than 600,000 temporarily homeless. MOBILE, ALA., RESIDENTS pass by a Hooded roadway in an edort to return to their homes. Photo by Associated Press The Dominican Republic, Haiti and Puerto Rico suffered the most damage where winds reached 130 mph. Flood, drought burden Texas by Steven Melling Texas experienced the full range of adverse weather conditions in 1998. In the summer, the state suffered from extreme heat. In the fall, the state finally received rainfall. However, the severity of the rainfall was equal to that of the summer ' s heat. In October, President Clinton declared several Texas counties disaster areas and allocated federal disaster aid for the state. OCq SIOM !!! Whether your upcoming event is large or small eMravagant or low key, JSonhwest Campus t ining is the one to call for all your catering; needs. Catering hc trice is available both on and ojf campus, (ontact 6()0-o62-127o NATURAL DlSA«TKItS 311 In Remembrance continued from page 310 personality and host of " The Howdy Doody Show " Benjamin Speck, 85, pediatrician, writer, known for books about raising children Dusty Springfield, 60, sang " Wishin ' Hopin ' " and " Son of a Preacher Man " Michelle Thomas, 29, actress, played Myra on " Family Matters " and was on " The Young and the Restless " Kwame Ture, 57, activist, bom Stokely Carmichael, led a number of black organizations in the United States and coined the phrase " Black Power " George Wallace, 79, governor of Alabama when the first black student attended the University of Alabama. Dorothy West, 91, the writer of " The Wedding " Carl Wilson, 51, guitarist for the Beach Boys Flip Wilson, 65, comic and star of " The Flip Wilson Show " Tammy Wynette, 55, three-time winner of the Country Music Association ' s " Female Vocalist of the Year " award Robert Young, 91, actor, had roles in " Father Knows Best " and " Marcus Welby " Michael Zaslow, 56, actor on " One Life to Live " and " Guiding Light " Northwest Faculty David Hancock, Instructor, Department of Accounting Finance Economics, taught at Northwest from 1982 to 1985 and from 1990 to 1998 John Hopper, Professor, History Humanities Department, taught at Northwest from 1969 to 1993 Irene Mueller, Professor, Biology Department, taught from 1944 to 1975 Jane Smith, Accounts Receivable Supervisor, worked at Northwest from 1991 to 1998 Gilbert Whitney, Professor, Music Department, taught at Northwest from 1951 to 1980 John Yates, Full-time special appointment in Educational Leadership, Fall 1989 to Spring 1990 Northwest Students Caren " Mac " Cummings, October 1998 Christine Galitz, June 1998 Jason Simmons, April 1998 DEMOCRAT BETH WHEELER, Maryville, talks with reporters dur the 1998 State Senate race. In the Senate District 12 race incumb Republican Sam Graves, Tarkio, was victorious against Whee Photo by Sarah Phipps Incumbents rule issue-oriented electioi by Stephanie Zeilstra Northwest Missouri voters decided on key issues and saw local people vie for positions as state senators and representatives in November ' s general election. Maryville Democrat Bridget Brown, went against incumbent Republican Rex Barnett of Maryville, in a close race for state representative for District 4. In the end, the incumbent kept his seat. One major issue that was decided on attention after the Missouri Supre; during the election was Amendment 9, Court ruled gambling on a boat in a m» which decided whether casinos could was violating the constitutic continue operating gambling facilities in Amendment 9 passed by a vote of 857 . man-made moats. The issue received to 688,043. I St. Joseph shooting spr by Amanda Scott Husband, father, war veteran and a commended seven-year veteran of the St. Joseph Police Department, Bradly T. Am was murdered by William E. Lattin Jr. during a shooting spree Nov. 10. Nearly 2,000 people attended his funeral service. Among the large group of people, about 800 law-enforcement officers also attended wearing a black stripe across their badges in honor of Am. " It (the shooting) was startling because stuff like that generally did not happen in St. Joe, " Crystal Beckham said. " It would have been more likely to happen in bigger cities like Kansas City. " That November day, Lattin carried a MAK 90 assault rifle, a 12-gauge pump shotgun, a muzzle-loading pistol and a long-bladed knife. During the 20 minute shooting spree, Lattin fired about 280 shots, and he had another 300 rounds available when he was killed by another St. Joseph officer. Police reported Lattin had 12 arrests from 1987 to 1993 for weapon violations and assault among other charges. Lati was arrested at least four times fr various weapon offenses, includii; shooting a firearm in the city limi, unlawful use of a weapon and carrying i concealed weapon. ' " It was pretty devastating, that W not what St. Joe was like, " Becca Schillii j said. " It made me mad, too, becaij Lattin had been arrested within the 1 j five years. He should not have been all to buy a weapon. " Valorie Sharp, a St. Joseph reside:, received serious injuries from ii ' shooting when she took a different vo home. The windshield suddenly bi i and gun smoke entered. She unfastor-l her seat belt and tried to walk to a spc store but kept falling down. She craw because her eyes were swollen. The St. Joseph community v affected that day, but for Arn ' s fan and friends and the four sur ' ivon ' injuries, questions of Lattin ' s acts wo never be put to rest. Maryville builds new sports complex ' Eric Davis .itizens of Mar ville were awtiiting .1 ew addition to the city ' s avreafional idlities. In Februan- 1« , city officials nnounced they would soon be in (instruction on Donaldso n Westside ark and Spt rts Complex. The city received a S16(),tKX) grant from le Landmark Ltval Parks Program on lee. II. Mark-ville received the grant on ■»e condition that they match the rogram ' s donation, which had already eendone. ' " he Donaldson family, longtime ients of Mar ville, donated S4(XUXX) ird the pmjtvt. To raise money, area •t..-.4nesses a ntributed money and items uch as donor bricks and plaques were joid to adorn the facilities. The sports complex was to include five youth MKcer fields, four lighteil baseball diamonds, a fiHitball field, two shelter houses, an amphitheater, parking lots and ci ncessi» n stands. The demand fi r the complex was a result of the growth of Maryville ' s sports organizations. Maryville Parks and Rivreation thought the complex would foster the growth of the organizations. " There were just not enough (fields) available for all the grtiups now, " MPR Vice President Dan Edwards said. " That would have alleviated scheduling problems and benefited a lot of people. " With a new sports complex, citizens of all ages would have had a new way to relax and enjoy the their free time in Mar ' ville. Northwest students charged ith local murder y Ted Place A little over a year after the Oct. 12, 997. murder of Grade Hixst n, a 56-vear- fd grandmother and convenience store Jerk, the Nodaway County Sheriff ' s epartment took a big step toward ving the case. t Northwest students Brian Campbell fxl Phillip Baldwin along with Travis Imnon, former Northwest student, were tvtfged with first-degree murder, armed lioiinal action, unlawful useof a weapon jid first-degree robbery. Their bond was jHatSl million. The day of their arrest, Campbell and .aldwin told the Missouri Highway otrol and Gary Howard, Andrew- jaunty Sheriff, Canon alone shot Hixst n hen he and Baldwin robbed the store, ampbell waited in the car during the •bbery according to the investigation. I As the University and the town of laryville watched in amazement, iends of Baldwin, Campbell and Canon «me to their defense. ICnowing him (Campbell) the way I I could not have pictured him doing lything like that, and until somebody could prove it to me or he told me, it was impossible, " Wendy Broker said. Baldwin plead guilty to second-degree murder after Jerry Biggs, AndrewCounty prosecuting attorney, said he would not seek the death penalty if Baldwin pled guilty and testified against Canon and Campbell. His maximum punishment was life in prison. Campbell ' s trial was set for April 20, and no plea was issued prior to the trial. Canon was charged with first-degree murder, first- degree robbery, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon. The state announced it would seek the death penalty. Long-time instructor dies hy Nicole Fulltr 1 )avid HanctK-k left his mark on the Northwest community. A blue City Royals jacket and keys dangling from his dinir would always remain in the minds of thos .- who knew him personally. HanctKk, 40, passed away at Shenandtiah Memorial Hospital in Shenandoah, Iowa, on C t. 4 after losing his battle with cancer. HanciKk was an instructor in the Di-parfment of Accounting Finance Economics. The people who knew him knew where his heart and priorities were. " Dave was a g(H)d teacher, a g(H d friend and, abt)ve all else, a good person, " said Mary Scott, assistant profes.sor of accounting finance economics. " If 1 ever had to try to follow in anyone ' s footsteps, it would have been Dave. He was the best there was. I never met a single person who had a bad word to say about Dave. " Hanct)ck was a man judged based solely on his character, nothing more. THE SHOP HOP on US Highway 71 is where Gracie Hixson was murdered. Two Northwest students and or e former student were arrested for the murder Photo by Amy Roh New power station planned by Michelle Krambeck Some Maryville residents opposed the possibility of a new power station southeast of Maryville. Fifty-one neighbors in the region of the proposed plant site had concerns for their property, the level of noise and air pollution as well as possibilities of odor and acid rain. The Associated Electronic Cooperative. Itic. claimed the S60 million plant would not effect the water supply and the plant would not be noisy. Area residents said they were ready to sue AEC for any damage. Library improvements by Amy Smith The Marv ' ville Public Library was in the priKess of receiving an addition. The new wing of the libran, ' was calU»d the 1-ela Hackney Bell and Charles Robinsion Bell Wing in honor of the funds received from the late Bells ' estate. Additional funding came from private contributions. The nine board members ' g(wl was to reach $400,000 in donations, but the board had received t er S4.S0,(XX). A portion of the money was used to renovate the existing building. The computer section was to be upgraded, and the children ' s section was to be remodeled. Another goal of the library was to make it more handicap accessible. The wing was . ,300 square ftnit wing was added to the east side of the building. It consisted of conference rooms, a study area and a btxik bam for children. LOCALyReciONAL 313 Pope visits St. Louis by Matthew Pearl Pope John Paul II inspired many during his visit to St. Louis in January. The highlight of his trip to the United States was the profound effect the pontiff had on the nation ' s youth. As his first order of business after arriving in St. Louis, the pope spoke to a screaming crowd of 22,000 teenagers. Speaking to the young people was one of his favorite aspects of his position, and the positive reaction he received in Missouri seemed to encourage the aging leader. The pope took that opportunity to remind those in attendance of the importance of young people in today ' s church. " Even though you are young, the time for action is now, " the pope said. Though many young Roman Catholics had . . u u A POPE JOHN PAUL II responds to the crowd during a youth rally at the Kiel Center in St. Louis. Tit differences of opmion with the pope s stand on ig ,| |p Q y ited States in January, for a 30-hour stay. He had just come from certain moral issues, 85 percent of those between visit to Mexico City. Photo by Associated Press the ages of 18 and 29 approved of the pope ' s leadership of the have happened. church according to a poll featured in USA Today. " It was unfair, " Barrett said. " If the man was supposed to die, h ' Perhaps the greatest stir the pope caused while visiting the should have died on the scheduled day. The issue of separation o ' Midwestwaswhenherequested that Missouri Gov. Mel Carnahan church and state should have come before that of capita spare the life of a death row inmate whose execution had originally punishment. " ; been scheduled for Jan. 26, the day of the pope ' s arrival. Carnahan In spite of triggering a small controversy, the pope made a lastin; complied, commuting the man ' s sentence to life in prison, which impression on the 100,000 people who joined him for a special Mas stirred a great deal of public opinion. on Jan. 27 at the Trans World Dome in St. Louis. In the large indoo Ray Barrett, who was bom and raised in a Catholic family, gathering, his words moved many to tears and helped Catholic believed that the pope ' s interference in the execution should not nationwide to renew their faith in the church. Anthrax scare in Mid-town by Jason Hoke In midtown Kansas City, Mo., the Planned Parenthood clinic was faced with one of the biggest threat. On Monday, Feb. 22, a worker opened the weekend mail and found a stained letter with the words anthrax written on it. Over 100 emergency workers and hazardous-material technicians responded to the anthrax scare. Fifteen women and five men, who were inside when the letter was opened, were stripped of their clothes, washed with a cold soapy diluted bleach solution, wrapped in a yellow plastic sheet and loaded on a city bus to wait to be picked up by family. Since October there had been over 20 anthrax threats at abortion clinics and other buildings nationwide. All of the threats had been false. The letters delivered in the anthrax hoaxes across the country had postmarks from Lexington, Ky., but the letter the Kansas City clinic received was from Louisville, Ky. K.C Royal loses battle with canqi by Matthew Pearl The death of Dan Quisenberry, former Kansas City Royals relii pitcher, showed that baseball still boasted men of integrity. Quisenberry, 45, died on Sept. 30 of a brain tumor which doctoi identified as being a Grade IV, the type that attacked with gre. aggression. Beyond his ability as a Royals Hall of Fame relief pitche Quisenberry ' s gifts were present in his everyday life. He w. always quick to tell people where baseball stood in his life. " I always thought baseball wasjust a chapter, and a short chaptt of my life, " Quisenberry said. For many, Quisenberry ' s life moved much like his famous sin ing pitches: his path was true and straight, but when he fell at tl end of his short life, his loving fans were there to swing a bat salute of a man who truly was a credit to ba.seball and mankinc 314 MINI MACAZINC .LEAVER LEAVES MAYORAL DSmON TO FOCUS ON FUTURE f Eric Davis At Kansas City, Mo., Mayor nanuel Cleaver concluded his ud State of the City address on b. 18, he challenged residents uphold the city ' s proud idition and continue to make rides to progress the mmunity. r ' Your mission, should vou cept it, is to continue to hold uvas City high because it is, deed, the city on the hill, " etversaid. Throughout his eight-year nure as mayor. Cleaver [irked to improve Kansas City. e attracted such companies as iteway 2000 and Harley ividson to the city. Cleaver so worked to redevelop Union jilion and the 18th and Vine jzz District. In his speech. Cleaver ttiposed actions to alleviate the flixiding pri»blems that tiH k 1 1 lives in Octobi-r. He alsti brought attention to the city ' s mounting debts. Cleaver said, although he will enjoy the chance to relax, he will miss the excitement of his civic duties as mayor. Even though Cleaver considered his job rewarding, he admitted he would miss his co-workers the most. " My staff became my family, " Cleaver said. " They knew my likes and dislikes, my habits and idiosyncrasies. I depended on them so much, I was going to have to go into treatment, maybe mayoral methadone. " Cleaver was leaving his petition not only as a prixiuctive mayor of an ever hanging city but as a well-liked, respected and just civil ser ' ant. Policemen iniured in shoot-out .1 n huntsville j by Wendy Broker Rve policemen were injured and three prison escapees were caught during a shootniut in rural Huntsville, Mo., Feb. 25. The shoot-out happened nearly 10 days after the two men, Roy Keruieth Sanford and Donnie Lee Fisher along with a third man escaped from a maximum security prison in Reidsville, Ga., in a ' food ser ice van. Police in Moberly, Mo., received a tip the men were holed up in 1 mobile home in Huntsville, a town of 1,600 kxated 125 miles east of Kansas City, Mo. After arriving at the mobile home, police found the truck the men had stolen in Surrency, Ga., just after their escape. Officers fired 10 to 12 canisters of tear gas into the mobile home after receiving no answer from inside. Nearly half an hour later the 25-minute-long shoot-out occurred, as shots were fired from inside by an escapee with a sawed-off shotgun. After the shixit-out, they surrendered. Sanford was ser ing time for armed robbery, aggravated aasault and kidnapping. Fisher, who was injured in the sh(x tout, was serving eight years for kidnapping, theft and armed robbery. Both Sanford and Fisher were charged with five counts of first- degree assault against a law enforcement official, six counts of anned criminal action and one count of first-degree burglar ' , following their capture. Brett makes it into Hall of Fame [ y Liura Pearl Plagued with a sense of anticipation, George Brett awaited word on his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. After days of waiting, Brett received the phone call from the Baseball Writers ' AsMKiation changed his player status to that of an eternal star in the eyes of the nation. That span of successful playing time, as well as his 21- year stay with the Kansas City Rovals, placed him in a niche of dedication and team spirit that was often lacking in later years. During the span of three decades, a unique hero emerged. Brett excited fans as he broke records, made 1.1 All- Star game appearances, helped win the 1985 World Serii»s and carved a niche in baseball history. His fame was ultimately recognized when he received the overwhelming support to join the distinguished and elite in the Baseball Hail of Fame. Kansas City Chiefs coach resigns after 10 years on sidelines by Becl y Blocher Football is important to Kansas City. There is a tremendous team spirit and support around the city for the Chiefs. Schottenheimer, Chiefs coach for 10 years, resigned on Jan. 1 1 . That announcement came two weeks after reassuring fans and players that he was returning for the following season. " I had decided to take a break and take stime time to relax, " Marty Schottenheimer said. The Chiefs never made it to the Super Bowl during Schottenheimer ' s reign. In 1998, they had their first losing season with Schottenheimer as their coach. Some said that Schottenheimer mentallv resigned from the Chiefs at the beginning of the last season. Gunther Cunningham, Chief ' s defensive coordinator, was appointed to succeed Schottenheimer and become the eighth head coach in the 40 years of the Chief ' s franchise. Cunningham signed a four-year contract with the Chiefs. Schottenheimer brought something to KansasCit} ' , something that excited and exhilarated fans, something that energized and encouraged the players, something that would never be forgotten. Downpour floods part of Kansas Gty by Briid Breiulinger Weather disasters were a part of life that was sometimes frightening. That point was made true on Oct. 4, when the Kansas Citv area experienced massive amounts t)f rain. By the end of the storms, 1 1 people had lost their lives, and many more had lost their homes and pt ssessions. The flash flcnxling desfroved almost S14 million of uninsured prof erty. The nation had a chance to witness it on a nationally televised fix tball game as the Kansas City Chiefs attempti-d to play in the torrential downp iur. On Sunday, Oct. 4, it rained approximately .1.6 inches between kickoff at 7:20 p.m. and 9 p.m. Play was suspended for 54 minutes tn-cause of lightning. However, the game was complettxi, with the Chiefs winning 17-6 against the Seattle Seahawks. LOCAiyRCOIOMAI. 3tS AVv Abild, Pam 283 Abplanalp, Amy 182, 199, 212, 261 Abplanalp, Kristi 182 Abreo.Shenaz 212, 271 Accounting Society 182 Ackerman, Danelle 190 Adams, Brett 277 Adams, David 193 Adams, Katy 96 Adams, Willie 155 Advantage Week 1998 10, 12, 13, 207 Adwell, Meranda 241 Aftermath 150, 182 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum 62, 63 Aganoglu, Yuce 221 Agriculture 151 Agriculture Club 185 Agriculture Council 185 Agriculture Department 165 Aguire, Ricardo 218 A Higher Place in Heaven 53 Ahlrichs, Robert 203, 212 Ahn,Seon 221 Ahn, Sung-jin 182, 221 Aiken, Neal 212, 219, 280 Ainge, Heather 182, 255, 271 Akehurst, Jake 212,287 Akehurst, josh 182 Akin, Beverly 212, 280 Aldred, Kevin 212, 287 Alexander, Dorian 283 Alexander, Lori 212, 249 Alexander, Sarah 247, 284 Alford, Mekxly 261 Allbaugh, Megan 212, 234, 261 Allen, Amy 119, 209, 249 Allen, C.K. 151 Allen, Christy 182, 280 Allen, Eileen ' 205 Allen, Kevin 241 Allen, Marie 208, 212 Allen, Rick 178, 181, 187 Allen, Shannon 284 Allen, Tommi 185, 212, 249 Alleven, Jennifer 212, 280 Alley, Joe 208 Alliance of Black Collegians 185, 188 Allison, Trevor 212,226 Alloway, Andrew 278 Almuttar, Yasene 212 Alpha Gamma Rho 71,73,277 Alpha Kappa Alpha 188 Alpha Kappa Lambda 29, 70, 73, 277 Alpha Mu Camma Phi Sigma lota 188 Alpha Psi Onega 190 Alpha Sigma Apha 38, 42, 70, 73, 172, 212, 279 Alpha Tau Alpha 190 Alsup, Richard 2, 92, 93, 107, 3, 119, 2144 Alumni Foundation 168 American Association of Family and Consumer Scienc 40, 190 American Marketing Association 190, 238 American Mock Trial Association 232 Amnesty International 193 Amundson, Kirsten 280 Andersen, Nicole 193, 212, 271, 280 Anderson, Jessica 237 Anderson, JoyLynn 212 Anderson, Matt 113 Anderson, Peter 139 Anderson, Tim 184, 278 Anderson, Victoria 182 Anderzhon, Kirsten 104, 105, 212, 253 Andrews , Steven 280 Angel, Melissa 115 Annual International Dinner Show 220 Ansley, Michele 114, 115 Antone, Jeanette 182 Apostolopoulos, Nikolaos 182,221 Archer, Kelly 199, 200, 241 Ardiles, Maria de Stein 37 Armbruster, Andy 278 Armendariz, Jessica 242 Armer, Tracey 212 Armiger, Chris 182 Armstrong, Matt 212, 239, 277 Amdorfer, Kim 182, 205, 280 Arnold, Shelia 212, 280 Arreguin, Tony 280 Art Department 134 Art Education Club 193 Aschentrop, Robert 38, 42, 71, 199, 200, 234, 242, 284 Ashbaugh, Ray 164, 165 Ashbrook, David 212,280 Association of Computing Machinery 193 Atahan, Sinan 182, 188, 190, 205, 234, 271, 278 Atchison, Star 64 Audsley, Ba rry 1 82, 1 93, 278 Auffert, Catherine 183 Austin, Ami 241 Auwarter, Melissa 212, 221, 234 Avery Erin 190, 213, 273, 280 Ayala, Daniel 188, 213, 214, 271 Azdell, Sara 182, 200, 211, 250 Backman, Jenny 182, 213, 247 Bacon, Debbie ' 213, 273, 284 Badri, Mohamed 182, 185 Baier, Sarah 213 Bailey, Adam 113 Bailev, Cory 278 Bailey, Jeff 278 Bailey, Sharlet 182 Baker, Bob 59, 87 Baker, Danny 213, 234 Baker, Erika 213 Baker, Jenny 213, 214 Baker, John 151 Baker, Jon 38, 41, 213, 262 Baker, Joshua 182 Baker, Matt 253, 255 Baker, Stephanie 213, 280 Baker, Vicki 2145 Bakir, Nesrin 182, 261 Baldwin, Kerry 183, 200, 234 Baldwin, Philip 211 Ballantyne, Edwin 155 Ballard, Trevor 173, 190, 215, 280 Bangerter, Lisa 213 Banks, Brandon 283 Banks, Chris 213, 233, 239, 249, 271, 277 Baptist Student Union 199 Barcus, Aleesha 183, 199, 269, 284 Barmann, Karen 38, 42, 124, 125, 199, 211, 269, 283 Barnes, Angela 183, 190 Barnes, Dustin 284 Barnes, Meg 183, 229, 253 Barnett, Dan 221, 239 Bamett, Keely 119, 241 Barnett, Kelli 183 Barnett, Lori 213, 271 Barr, Spencer 213 Barrett, Ray 185, 213 Barringer, Nicole 233 Barron, Robert 213 Barron, Zack 113 Bartels, Andrea 183, 271 Bartels, Brooke 75, 183 Bartkoski, Elizabeth 213 Bartlett, Jennifer 183, 280 Barton, Sarah Thomas 234 Bartosh, Nicole 287 Bass, Jason 27,101 Bates, Tyrone 2, 188, 213 Baxter, Joshua 287 Bayer, Joanna 199, 213, 255 Bayer, Kevin 285 Bayliss, Andree 2144 Bayne, Angle 183, 234, 242, 284 Bayne, Jenny 284 Beane, Casey 219,283 Beane, Kyle ' 213 Bearcat Marching Band 138, 150, 210 Bearcat Softball team 2 Bearcat Steppers 244 Bearcat Sweetheart Football Ambassadors 178, 199 Beard, Sean 213, 287 Beasley, Derrick 113 BeattyAlex 213,277 Beaver, Amy 43, 284 Beck,Chrissy 213, 284 Beck, Monica 213 Becker, Aaron 87, 52 Becker, Daniel 87, 213 Beckham, Crystal 214, 280 Becky Wigington 237 Beebe, Suzannah 1 83, 242 Beeck, Justin 87 Beerends,Jim 221, 239 Begley, Sara 214, 237 Beier, Ryan 214, 247 Beisel, Michele 183, 200, 234, 242, 269, 283 Belanger, Jix- II 211 Belfield, Chad 183,219, 277 Bell, Ben 185, 190 Bell, Lisa 183, 253 Bell, Pamela 183 Bell, Timothy 193 Benge, Amanda 214, 280 Benitz, Brandon 205 Bennett, Gina 214 Benson, Montanna 197 Benton, Julie 214, 234 Benton, Kristi 284 Berding, Kieli 214, 280 Berger, Brad 214 Berger, Jennifer 214, 286 Berger, Justin 200, 211, 214 Berlowitz, Danielle 214, 233, 271 Bermudez, Yasmin 214 Berry, Alex 283 Berry, Bertice 13 Best, R. 2 Beta Beta Beta 199 Bettis, Joy 183 Bever,Juiie 190, 214 Beyer, Gwen 190, 214, 271 Bice, Danielle 214, 271 Big Man on Campus 68 Bigelow, Mark 183 Bills, Janelle 255 Billesbach, Dr. Thomas 155 Bird, Buffy 229 Bird, Cody 182, 185, 214, 234 Bird, Lee 283 Birkley Stacey 199, 203, 214 Biswell, Ruth 214, 271 Bitter, Melissa 214, 271, 280 Black, Devon 69, 214, 233 Blackburn, Rich 185, 234, 277 Blain, Mark 183, 213 Blair, Lori 183 BlakleyC. 87 Blanchard, Dominique 280 Blanchard, Nichole 214, 280 Blando, Melanie 214, 226, 286 Blaney, Joe 160 Blanks, Ryan 200 Bleich, Kellie 183 Bliss, Brian 247 Blizzard, Andrea 262 Blocher, Becky 214,273 Blocker, Jenny, 183 Bloom, Laurel 167 Blue Key 199 Blum,Shelli 193 Bluml, Ellen 76, 214,221,284 BlumL Julie 215 Blunk,Amy 200, 215 Boatright, Jenny 70, 284 Board of Regents 124 Bobby Awards 40,41,43 Bobby Bearcat 14, 38, 41 Bobby Bearcat Fan Club 14 Btxrhert, Travis 215 Bock, Bert 164 Bixrkover, Nichole 183, 283 BtH ' hm, Br tt 183 Boehm, Heidi 269 Boehner, Mollie 215, 262, 287 Boes, Patrick 215 ski B H ' ttger, Ruthann 215 Bogdanski, Kelsi 215 Bohkens, Bod 134 Bohl, Sarah 215, 261 INDEX 316 ti«jlLoren 2ai !t)ll,BrHlge 2IS lav Rub 1-H IX ; E, Chris 2 IS. 226 r. Becky IW. 283 ttoaSlt-phjni. ' 215. lO 1 invt, Zj« h 23V I f«brake. Rt Kvca IW ; k«rtt. k-nniK-r 215. 211. 221. 22 ii«igrH)n . Slatthfw M. 183. ij 239.247 hlmger. HtMlhiT 2S4 t4iiesK|ulu 138. 134. 211. I 215. IH 2M i«r, Brian 215 l h,G« rji;e 278 K-here. Chns 101 V gdhlein-BatT Lindj 141 gNadl. Lind -v " M. 118. IIV. 184 Hklamtt- 2a3. 215 (.aio.Mdtt 155 KsRt Jamie 215 iticAima 215. 286 Umkk. Scott 87 i-nwHShariHi %. 215 .Tabitha 1 0. 215 Bouas. Jean 214 Boudrvau. Mikt- 54 Bt ur);, tX-nni " . 17 Btm-rti, )i hn 221 BtWi-n. Kk 284 Bi vman, . nf,w 215, 242 Bt»yd,.Amy 184 Buyer. )as« n 213 Buyer. Ji-nnifer 200.201.215 Buyer. Reid 283 Buyle. Healher 215 Boynton. Ifssica iw. 242. 247 Brackoy. Audra 215. 283 Bradford, Lonnie 215.277 Bradley, left 1.3V, 278 Bradley, Lia 188 Bradley, Shane 112 Bradshaw, Todd 45 Brady. Ann 218. 280 Brancalo, Jonathan 218, 277 Branham, Shaun 218, 280 Brannen, Jenniter 218 Brassfield, Jo 203. 218 Brvazile, Melissa 208. 218, 153. 273 Brekke, .Ann 214 Brx ' nnan.Jin 218. 284 Brennan. Shannon 1 1 5 Walkout Day I Considered by some to be a holiday at Northwest, Walkout Day had undergone many changes. Through the 1950s, Walkout Day was enjoyed by freshmen, marking the end of " Frosh Hazing. " That was the last day freshmen were required to wear beanies. That changed in 1960. To protest the hazing, Bix freshmen kidnapped the Student Senate president and held him hostage overnight and jttB next day. The next year, the new Student enate president ended " Frosh Hazing. " From 1971 to 1976, Walkout day was not pelebrated, but in 1977, President B.D. Owens I revived the tradition. Unlike the original holiday, students knew when the day would be. It would marked on University calendars as the day fore Homecoming. Bi nner. Raymond 218 Bn a el. .Amy 75 Ba-nthnger. Brad 273 Bit-sley. Nicole 218 Brr-ssman, Kathenne 218. 284 Bret .Ahsha 1V(), 218 Brewers, JK 147 Bri ' wster. Pamela 218, 133 Brickman. Mi );an 218 Bridge, Lm-n 247 Bnss .tjndi 271 BriRgs. Jeffn-y 218 Bright, Matthew 218 Brimer. John 218 Brincks, Jennifer 218, 284 Bntz, Jamie 12, 218. 21V, 22V, 271 Brixey, Megan 218, 234, 261 Bnvkman, Amv 218 Brivksmith, Rvan V2 Broker, Wendy 226 Brix ke, Mikaela 218 Brophy. Julie VO Brosi, Sarah 184 Brass, Heather 218, 283 Brawing, Ed 151 Brown, Angela 214, 2145 Brown, Austin 203 Brown, Barb 24V Brown, Bridget 8V Brown, Chad 218, 242, 247 Brown, Chantz 218. 242 Brown Jr, Curtis 2V8 Brown, Dana 21V Brown, Ethan 184. 250, 26V, 277 Brown, Gerald 151 Brown, Laura 184, 247, 255 Brown, Racheal I9V, 203 Brown, Summer 184, 234, 250, 271 Browne, Curt 30 Browning, Jea ' my 247, 278 Browning, Shamn 155 Brownsberger, Matthew 2, 21V Brummett, Terra 184 Brunke, Lisa 284 Brunsun, Aaran 21V Buck, Tammy 284 Buckman,Dan 185, IVO, 241, 277 Buckner, Trent 134, 247 Buckwalfer, Adam. 87 Buhman, Chris 21V Buhman. Teri 182, 205 BuhrmestiT, Vanessa 184. 200, 24Z 2W Bukovec, Terra 105 BulkKk, Christina. 184 Bulkx-k, Tma 22V, 253 Buman, Ken 2IV, 22V Bunch, Amv 184, 221 Bunch, Sara 211, 21V Bua-h. Brylie 21V, 262, 283 Burch, Charlw 287 Burch, Heath 284 Burdge. Timothy 21V Burgert, Casey 184 Burgitt.Courtnev 182. 185. 308. 2iv. I» Burke, Adam 21V. 277 Burke, Jeff 113 Burke. Mike 134 Burkemper, Kim 219. 24V, 287 Burkett.Steph 219. 280 Burkett. William 299 Burner. And n-a 173.268 Burm-N, Iiltany 2lv, 22V, 284 Burnett, Mi-gan 21V Bumev, Michael 219, 137 Bums,.V1alt 2lK), 2 0, 153 Burns, ReKvia 184 Burroughs. Julie 184 Burniws. Jaqueline 219 Burton. Justin 141,219,139,284 Bush, Bettv 214 Bush. Bob IM Bush, Tawna 221 Buterbaugh, Dr Kevin 133 Butler, Heather 139 Butler. Sheri 2h9 BuHler, Amanda 184,221,269 Bverlev, Jason 283 Bym, U-ah 213, 229, 253 Bvrom, Heather 190,219,229,284 Cadam, Julie 219, 286 Cady, Daniel 219 Callaway, Sheme 219, 287 Callies, Jason 280 Camarcho, Melanie 69 Cameran, Can 221 Cameran, Caroline 21V, 227 Campbell, Brian 211,21V, 226, 137 Campbell, Cathleen 184 Campbell, Kristen 205, 21V Campbell, Laura 184. 214, 261 Campbell, Misty 1 IV, 184, 270 Campbell, Laura IW Campobasso, Anthonv 184 Campus Activity Pntgrammers 68, 200 Campus Crusade for Christ 201 Campus Safet ' 173, 177, 178, 180, ' 181 Canavan, Jon 283 Caniglia, Shelley 220, 273, 280 Cantrell, Shamn 46, 220 Cantu,Jill 220, 271,280 Cardinal Kev 141, 200 Carey, Ryan ' 208, 220 Carey, Tracv- 220, 226 Carle, Ian 200, 219, 220 Carlson, D. 87 Carlson, Ella 220 Carlson, Heath 185,220,241,277 Carison, lackie .39, 184, 190. 200. 283 Carlson. Kate 220.273 Carison. Megan V5, IIV, 220 CarlMW. Ranee 247, 2a3 Cameal, Thomas 143.170 Carpenter. Amv 200. 220, 137. 153, 155 Carr. Sarah 184, 247, 287 Carrel, Kate 184, 200, 221, 134,269 Camgan, Cindv iw, 200, 220, 221, 269 Carstensen, Hollv 220 Carter. Alex 220 Carter, Amv 220. 133 CartiT, Christian 284 Carter, Jo ' anna 220 INDEX 317 You ' re not the only one reading this ad right now... but you may be the BEST one. You ' re looking for a job requiring your skills and capabilities, and a company willing to compensate you for using them. We ' re looking for Individuals qualified to fill our jobs, and motivated to exceed expectations. Welcome to ITDS, the second largest biller of wireless telecommunications In the world. We ' re a billing and management information systems software provider handling over 21.5 billion calls per year. We may not be the only company who could benefit from your skills.. .but we may be the best one. iiu:» For more information about ITDS, visit our website at: http: An Equal Opportunity Employer M F D V. 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To find out more, see our Web site: WE NEED PEOPLE WHO KNOW THAT C + + isn ' t almost a B. ExcepNonol opportunities for a fost-track career. Work with small teams on significant projects using the latest technologies. Send your resume today to Or fox to 312-251-7910. metamor. nw TschfMtocy Tranaltlon Company INDEX 31S (t-r. Nicole 184 Ci ffev,Charlw 182 jrtw. SharU 271 Coffman.Ben 226, 271.277 jitwhght. Addin IH 247 Coffman. Kern 226, 287 jMdv.Shem 110. ItU Coker,Mandi 271 . Mdtthe %- IW, 220 Cole. Melissa % ' inun. Enn 220 Coleman, Uy,dn 211, 226 jjeinun. Heather 220 Coles, Jodi 219, 226, 229, 284 ••4 ' . CiHv - 220 Cdle, Katie 226 V. Karen 184,250,269 Ci llier,Ben 151 jxv. I oh M. m. 203. 220 Collier, Di 126 jsey. Potnce 247, 271 CollmgwiKxl, Josh 278 w.)esse 277 Colhas, B»-th 181 185. IM, 241 MeU.Ke(h,- 220 Collins. Brandt 188. 226 jgMdy.IessKJ 284 Collins, Earnest 87,182 hambertain, Laura 220 Collins, C.r - 214 htmbers. lennifer 193 Ci lorado Eltvtwnic Communis- :iwnber . Iithn 220 College 166 .l«n.We -L«e X 220 Colt. Dave 241 iT»te .RacM :tW Colton, Valerie 139 tlw«e . Ri Rer 2a3 Colvin, Dustin 280 htfiev. Sarah 2a3 Colvin, Zacharv 237 fl«w.Chant%- 284 Combs, Ji sh 226, 271 Iwcfcsfieid. Melissa 220 Comfort. Sarah 208. 226 rwmical Abuse Rest unv arul Communication and Theatre Arts 134 Educahon 202, 203 Computer Management Society 205 h«n.Hu. :03 ComstiKk. Cara 226, 262, 283 thiPsi 250 Con, Tim 218 Adders. Charles 220 Conev, Julie 226 hidns. lanke 76 Conley. Robert 185, 226 , 134 tdder .Tim 283 Conover. Andrea 237 hincse Student Associahon 35, 203 Conrad, Brian 241 l AIex 151 Conroy, Marisa 203, 226 liipman. Jennifer 184 Consiglio, Chris 280 :hgudhar -, Deepti 221 Convocation 10 UMian Campus House 198, 203 Conway, Rebecca 226 l|Mner,Beth 184 Cixik, Bnan 87 Cook, BryAnn 105 .nnstonerson, i_nan zm Ivomv, .Anna 184, 23» Cook, Jonathan 227 ImKristv- 203 Cook, Pat 2 iHliick. Scott 178, 180 Ctx k. Ryan 205 lavch. Katie 281 Cook. Stephanie 284 3wchill.lan 211 Cooke, Dianna 72 -uk.imel 147 Cix)ley. Brian 199, 278 m Nichoie 220 Cooling, Heather 188 :ittl,P 220 Cooper. Andrea 227. 280 llttn. Carol 147 Ciwper, Josh 283 l«k,Ann 155 Cooper, Thomas 219, 280 lMk.B) 239 Cooper, Valene 185. 227, 134 lak. Brian 184, 221 Coordinating Board of Higher T«k.[XHig 113 Education 162 1«k.)ane 110. 226 Coppinger. Steve 59. 87 l«k, Jennifer 121, 226. 249 Corbett, Jessica 208. 200. 1 7 Iwk. Les 226. 237. 261 Cordie.Kristy 284 l«kin, Stephanie 226. 139. 262 Corey, Lindsey 139 lansen, John 184 Corle) ' , Roger 123 hjfpole.Phil ( . 190,277 Cornelius. Brian 2, 92, 93 Mind, Came 226, 255 Ct mwell, Sara 227 250 knmons.Alvna 190, 226 Cornell, Tim .38. 219, ?80 AmU. David 65 Corum, Cara 227 ■IF. Jennifer 184. 2a3 Cor -,Chad 184, 278 Knton,Bill 26.300,301 Coston. Matt 203 283 Coulter, Enn 227, 249 x e,John 137 Counter. Katharine 227 n.Carie 226. IV Countr - Faith 2tl5 w-Kristi 213. 262 Courter.Ray 35, 130, 170 ««. Sarah 219. 226 Courter, Stace 87 oflw. Kelly % CtHirtney, Rachel 241 " HtTonva 182. 226, 261. Cowherd, Aanm 87 269.287 Cowles, Carol 203 ofcv.Jennv 226. 253 Cox,Celinda 1221 ofc .John 226 Cox.Clav 92 Cudne .Cara 249, 284 Cue. Bill 134,139 Culli-n, Ki- in 113 Cummings. Kisha 185. 227 133 Cummings. Knstin 280 Cummings. Stao ' 188,271 Cummings. Tina 203, 221, 227 229 Cunningham, Clayt» n 188 Cunningham. Michelle 227. 284 Cun-ton, Carissa 269 Curphy. Chad 277 Curriculum 214 Curry. Justin 227 Curtis. Jenny 226, 227 Cutsinger, Kristi 227 Cutton, Dave 214 Cox,Jw 226, 153 Cox, Marsha 208, 226. 227 Cox, Raihel 227. 229, 247, 250 Coy. Amy 105 Cov. Anne 188 Craft. I jura 227, 284 Cram. Melissa 227 255. 271 Crane. Leslie 280 Cranmer. Christina 200, 227 133 Crawford, Nathan 227 Crimes of The I leart 30 Criner. Erica 283 Cnxik, Cindy 38. 43. 188, 283 Cn ss Country 2. 92. 95 Cn usi , VVarmi 242 Cn w. Anne 87 Cn)w. Elizabeth 227 Cniwder. Kenneth 227 Cn)we. Aaron 59. 87 Cn wley, Jeff 188 Cn)wnover. Elizabeth 203, 205, 227 Crust, Sam 227134, 247 The Thomas W. Gaunt House The Thomas W. Gaunt House, home to all nine of the University ' s presidents, was built in 1870. It was originally the home of Thomas Gaunt, a horticulturist. The numbers " 187 " were on a panel on the front of the house. The panel read " 1870 " until theO " M »v was m ■ Vf replaced I by a , : window. It wg tw estimated that over a thousand people visited the Victorian house every year. -J INDEX 319 Ddake, Jennifer 228, 261, 280 Dacies, Dan 119 Daffer, Jami 287 Dahl, Jessica 228, 287 Dahlke, Beckv 219, 242, 253, 228 Daiiv,Kvle 92 Dakan, Wendy 205, 269, 273 Dake, Julie 221, 242 Dale, Mike 211 Dalton, Derrick 182 Dammann, Justin 185, 228, 277 Damme, Nikki 47 Dana College Open 93, 94 Daniel, Lesley 228 Daniels, Kelly 65, 233 Dannis, Mike 2 Dargin,Troy 228, 247 Dauner,Jill ' 228 Davidson, Jennifer 188, 190, 200, 203 Davies, Doug 2 Davies,Jim 188, 273 Davis, Amanda 228, 237 Davis, Ashley 203, 228, 229 Davis, Brad ' 228, 239 Davis, Donna 185, 228 Davis, Eric 273 Davis, Jim 277 Davis, Jon 113, 188 Davis, LaTonva 228 The Kissing Bridge To the south of Colden Hall laid a small wooden bridge. Students callec it " The Kissing Bridge. " Tradition said in order for a young women to become a bona-fide coed, she had to be kissed on the bridge before the first snowfall. I " [P - J 5ifc»J! - 1?? ,1 WI Hl ' . fe__ ki m ' ' W — VBB _ Davis, Monica 228, 247, 284 Davis, Amanda 255 Dawson, Ryan 284 Day, Brian ' 113 Dayton, Jessica 233 Deal, Ryan 228,277 Deaver, Cynthia 228 Deaver, Tricia 271 Debourge, Jeff 278 DeBuhr, Jennifer 188,213, 269 Dedrickson, Jamey 199, 228, 287 Deen, Julie 64 Dees, Jonathan 228 Defenbaugh, Melissa 203, 228 DeHardt, Katie 96 DeLee, Dixie 185, 214 Delehant, Elisa 199, 228 DelSignore, Rita 188, 205, 234, 247, 269, 280 Delta Chi 28, 40, 45, 70, 73, 184,278 Delta Mu Delta 150, 205 Delta Sigma Phi 38, 73, 280 Delta Tau Alpha 208 Delta Zeta 68, 71, 72, 73, 280 Demint, Pamela 286 Demmel, Kristie 90 Demoss, Matthew 228, 277 DeMott, Dan 134 Dennis, Jennifer 188 DenOuden, Laurie 239 Dent, Jason 277 Derr, Dakota 193, 199, 203, 228, 239, 241,261 Derrington, Thomas 188 Detterolt, Kate 271 De Young, Ron 76 DiBernardo, Dave 96, 188, 277 Dickbernd, Troy 228 Dickerson, Josh 185,228 Dickes, Joel 278 Dickherber, Leslie 119, 214, 237 Dieleman, Sara 228 Diercksen, Nicole 30, 229 Dierking, Jaclyn 283 Dieterich Hall Council 208 Dilges, Elizabeth 203, 229 Dillenschneider, Mark 188, 278 Dillenschneider, Scott 278 Dimmitt, Jenny 188 Dimmitt, Travis 188, 269 Dimov, Anton 37 DiPietre, Jacob 14, 287 DiPretore, Matt 92 Dittmar, Maggie 199 Divison II National Championship game 82 Dixon, Thad 229, 237 Dobbins, Andrae 185, 229 Dobbins, Larry 134 Dobisch, Steve 229, 247 Dobson, Cheryl 203 Dockus, Katherine 229 Dodd, Regan 110, 229, 286 Dodds, Charles 139 Dodson, Tiffany 188 Doering, Christopher 229, 287 Dohrman, Ben 185, 188, 277 Dold, Rvan 284 Doll, Don 87 Donald, Amv 182, 188, 205, 261 D(H leyKate 221, 237 Dom, Brian 229, 237, 239, 261 Dorsey, Laurene 119 Dorsey, Lennie 229 Dosland, Mitch 2,119 Dotson, Emily 229 Dougan, Ashley 234, 261 Douglas, Kari 229, 286 Douglass, Dave 27,278 Dowden, Weldon 138 Dowell, Stacie 229, 253, 284 Dozar, Daniel 229, 253 Drake, Nicholas 211, 229, 237, 243,253 Drees, Karman 229 Drees, Ryan 229 Dressen, Chad 11 Drew, Margaret 221, 214 Driver, Pat 50 Droegemueller, Adam 188, 247 Drydale, Melissa 203, 269 Duecy, Dannah 199 Duff,Shana 221 Dumke, Howard 188 Duncan, Marcus 247 Dunfield, Scott 203 Dunham, Douglas 147, 160 Dunker, Heather 229 Dunlap, Bruce 2, 92, 280 Dunlap, Joshua 229, 237 Dunlap, Kendra 229, 283 Dunn, Trina 229, 271 Dunnaway, Angle 229, 280 Dunning, Meghan 229, 280 Durbin, Michael 208 Durbin, Rosalie 188 Durbin, Tim 229, 253 Durham, Misty 221, 232, 261 Duvall, Rob 188, 247 Duvall, Sean 280 Dye, Betty 10 Dyer, Alex 221, 239 Dvkstra, Thomas 283 ■ ' ■-i!g5S?w ' Eagan, Christie 221 Easley, Brian 185, 232 Eaton, Jeremy 232, 242 Ebert,Teryn ' 280 Ebmeier, Jill 280 Ebrecht, Bob 264, 265 Ebrecht, Chris 219 Eck, Kari 182, 208, 234, 255 Eckert, Chris 219, 232 Eckert,Opal 146 Eckles, Bill 214, 287 Edelen, Anthony 190, 200, 132, 247, 278 Edinger, Christi 188 Edmonds, Jeff 247 Edwards, Caria 147 Edwards, c;innv 189, 280 Edwards, John ' 211, 232, 237 Edwards, Tracy 232, 284 Egger, Jennifer 96, 232, 286 Eggers, Elizabeth 232, 234 Ehlers.Don 273 INDEX 320 MARCH TO THE BEAT OF 4J)IFFERENT fMMER. §•• Full time and co-op positions available in the following areas: • Mechanical Engineering • Management • Chemical Engineering • Accounting • Industrial Engineering • Chemistry • Electrical Engineering • Biology • Physics • Math ENERGIZER Eveready Battery Company, Inc. 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Having first experienced one of investment banking ' s finest education programs, new graduates will choose " ...a worthy contender to rival the American groups that st}le themselws as ' global ' players " -The Times from a wide range of career options across international locations. Further opportunities for development will con- tinue as your career takes off. But you won ' t be held back by bureaucratic structures. If you think you can make an immediate contribution in a highly demanding environment, then take this opportunity to speak with us. All applications for graduate and internship positions can be made via our website. For further details, contact your career placement office. Apply to Warburg Dillon Read •References to Warburg Dillon Read in the United States refer to Warburg Dillon Read LLC, a registered broker dealer We are an equal opportunity employer INDEX 322 Ehlv. Sarah 221 Ek-h. RusM-ll 1V. 1 2 EKhhi m. SUcey 1 2, 286 EkLstw, Katie 68. »). 26 » EtghnfN ' . Mala lm 266, 7 Elm. Alistyn 2M. 286 Bfers. Enc 113. IX! Eifers.Iim 87 Eikrw. Kimherly 210 Eilm. Rt bekah 189 Ebele. TThmims 232 Ebete. Tom 2U3 Ekkif. Enc ivg. 233 Eklund. Knshne 132,287 EM«. Nalhan 283 Elders. lovcelvTi 26 BiKitt.Came 18« . 199, 221, 287 Elljott. Kvie 18 Ellis. Dushn 189 Ellis. Scott 269 EUist n.Jeff .35 EmerMHi, Shawn 219 Emerstw. Sue 13 . IW Emre. .■ hmet Selimata 278 Endermuhle. Robin 132 Enderson. WVxxly 298 Enp hanit, lustin 219. 131 269, 283 English department 139 Ensley.len 189.213.280 Epp.Carne 189. 280 Eppenbaugh, Jill 131 237 Erkkstm, Diamon 199 Eipeldm .Andy 83,87 Er -in. Julie lib Esdohr, Jamie 189, 271 Esles. Lannda 249 Eunbok. Kim 269 Eustrom. Anna 233 Evans. Amy 132 Evans. Chrts 241 Evans, Janis 232 Evarts, Kraig 87 Evans. Mama 1S4 Evans. Mary 132 Evans, Scott 221, 2J7, 253. 255 Eiving, Lakisha 185, 232, 233 Biring, Meena 11 219, 232 Fagg, Aliaa 185, 189, 234, 255 Fahlstmm. Jenny 247 Fairchild. Johanne 134 Fairholm, Greg 189 Fajen, Beth 200, 229. 112, 273 Falaw, Michelle 73. 189. 287 Falcone. Paul 134 Fale, Alethea 2h2 Faltys. Jennifer 211. 219, 133 Family Weekend 48 Farichild, Johanne 151 Farley. Kristin 190.271.283 Farmer. Chns 182, 1 3, 137, 261 Farmer. Kafherine 208, 1 3 Farmer, Mamawi 189 Farmer, Mawi 213 Farmer, Musharmi, 189 Farmer, Sharmi 213 Farmer, Stacy 229. 133 Farris, Damian 133, 277 Fast, Dustin 185, 277 Fatka. Karen 1 3 Faulkner, Brian 189 Fellowship of Christian Athletes 208. 211 Fellowship of the Tower Gaming Socie 211 Felton.Matt 87 Felton, RichanJ 139 Feltz, Ryan 133, 277 Fenner, Jenn 185, 133 Fenner. Tom 185. 233, 277 Ferguson. Jeannette 189, 255 Ferguson, Jeff 214 Ferree, Donald 2. 91 182 Ferrell.John 214.133 Ferris, Sam 189. 262 Festival of Cultures 48, 49 Ficenec, Kahe 9 Fick, Lindsay 233 Ficken, Lori 208, 233, 153 Fields. Benjamin 132 Field . Danita 132 Fields. UitnanJ 101 Fields. Michael 133, 137 Financial Management Asstviation 243 Finney. Andrea 189, 155 Fintvchio. Becca 133. 284 Fish, Michelle 133, 2a3 Fisher. Carrie 189,190 Fisher, Christopher 247 Fisher. Matthew 222 Fitzgerald. Justin 242 Fizette, Nicole 189, 134, ISO Rake, Josh 133 Fleak, Cathy 203.219,221,229,233 Fletcher. Btvnda 76 Fletcher. Justin 189, 203, 205 Rinn. Shannon 133. 283 Roersch. Heidi 133 Rorea. Wesley 133 Rowers. Andrea 189 Fogle. Lori 133 Foland. Jason 185, 233, 134, 277 Ford, Erika 189, 190 Ford, Greg 133 Ford. LeRon 188. 189. 226 Ford. Stephanie 191 Formanek, Brian 113,133 Forney, Lucas 234 Forsythe, Jeremy 234 Foster, Megan 134, 283 Foust, Shane 234 Fouts, Ryan 134, 239 Fox, Amanda 234 Francisco, Pablo 69 Franken Hall Council 213 Franklin, Taryll 101, 103 Eraser, Lisa 280 Freeman, Jennifer 234 Freis, Nicole 134 Frerichs, Karri 234 Frese, Jennifer 191 Ftiedd,Cuit 185, 190, 191. 194, 197, 221,134, 237 Friedrich, Eric 87 Frisbie,Rory 190, 134 Fnielker, Brian lvi.277 Frost, 190, 134, 155 Fry, Carn)l 13v Fry, Knstina 134 Fudge, Allyson 191 Fuller, Ji-nny 134, 284 Fuller, Nicole 226, 239 Fuller, Robert 280 Fulmer, Raegan 64, 65, 284 Fulton, Richard 162 Fuston.Ch.inda 139 Gaa,Joe 176, 181 Gaddis, Amber 208 Gaddis, Andrew 284 Galankis, Tony 284 Galloway, Jeremy 287 Galloway. Stephanie 211, 134 Gamma Theta Upsilon 213 Ganey, Colleen 134 Ganger, Teresa 191, 2(X),221 Garcia, .Magdaelena 214 Garcia, Martin 20 Gard.Shauna 199, 134 Gamer, Melissa 134,151,284 Garrett, Susan 214,134 Garriott, Sarah 134 Garten, Scott 182 Gassen,Jeff 113 Gassman, Jason 87 Gastler.Chad 280 Gastoajamie U 77, 205, 134, 237, 249, 155 Gaston, Kyle 205, 134 Gaston, Sarah 287 Gates. Jeff 2M Gatson. Jamie 234 Gaylord. Mitch 27 Gazaway. Kittie 181 191, 205 Geary, Tom 284 Geib. ' jeff 208 deiter, Nicole 191 Bearcat Northwest purchased its first airplane in 1978. The airplane, dubbed " Bearcat I, " was kept in a hangar at Maryville ' s airport. The Universilj P employed William Wright as a full-time pilot The plane was used mostly by Cabinet members and held up to four passengers. It logged approximately 350,000 miles per year and cost $125perhourtouse. .,,«™ i- INDEX 323 Geiter, Ryan 280 Gelatti, Gina 95 Gentn,-, Kurt 39, 191,287 Geo-Geolog - 139 Gtvrge, Ryan 3, 84, 87, 199 Gettrgia Mass Choir 26 Gerken, Ashley 233, 242, 287 Gerlach, Trov 113 Gerot,Kellv ' 280 Gein CamUla 221,234, 261 Gevens, Adrienne 286 Gibbs, Katrina 185, 235 Gibson, Jason 213,237, 253, 255 Gibson, Shira 235 Gibson, James 125 Giesken, Andrea 229 Giffin, Jennv 235 Gilbert, Kim 280 Gilchrist, Stephanie 235, 242 Giles, Brianne 235, 242, 262, 283 Gilkison, Melissa 191, 213, 237 Gille, Geroge 151 Gillespie, Corey 278 Gillespie, Marcus 139 Gillis, Ryan 219, 284 Gilmore, Erica 273 Gilmore, Erin 185, 235, 255 Gilmour, Tim 10, 128, 170 Gilson, Ste ' e 191, 242, 273 Giza, Nikki 261 Glab,Jay 87, 2 Gladbach, Jennifer 235 Glassel, Rebecca 95, 119 Glasz, Amysue 235 Glenn, Jessie 235, 286 Glenn, John 298 Glenn, Marcus 101 Glidden, Paige 229, 253, 284 Gloriosus Miles 63 Glorioso, Paul 87 Goad, Craig 139 Goddard, Ryan 235, 277 Goettemoeller,Jeff 214, 235, 237 Goil, Nihn 200, 202, 203, 221 Going, Jon 226, 287 Goldberg, Jon 235 Goll, Chris 280 Gomez, Andres 191 Gooch, Chasity 235 Gooch.,Nick 284 Good, Bryce 92 Goodale, Vanessa 229,235 Gwxlh, Megee 191 GiKxirich, Scott 44, 235, 277 Gordon, George 211,269 Gordon, Kenny 87 Gorgen, Matt 191 Gottsch, Nichole 135, 253, 261 Goudge, Beth 147 Goudge, Greg 87 Gouge, Ted 139 Gove, Ryan 208, 253, 255 Gowdy, Sarah 235 Graber, Kathryn 135, 286 Graham, Amanda 261 Graham, David 137 Graham, Staci 280 (irant, Andrea 235 ( ,rant, Brian 235, 277 Grant, Kimbt-rly 191 Grants, IVII 299 Grantham, Debby 200, 235, 242, 287 Grass, Jennifer 221 Gray, Christopher 235 Gray, Loren 234 Gray, Ryan 235 Gray, Stacey 46 Gray, Zachary 278 Graybill, Gregory 235 Grebe, Kelly 192, 193 Greek Week 6, 70, 71, 72, 73 Green, Beth 234, 236 Green, Clarence 3, 178, 179 Green, Ripton II 280 Greenaway, Vernie 221 Greene, Jennifer 236, 247, 287 Greenlee, Ryan 272 Greer, Jason 2, 69, 188, 236 Gregg, Candy 191 Gregg, Tiffany 236, 280 Greiner,Mike 11, 191 Greisen, Chris 43, 44, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 191, 199 Grenier, Shena 191, 221, 242 Greunke, Beth 236, 255 Gribble, Julie 105 Grider,Aprill 191 Grier, Christine 236, 255, 271 Griffen, Derrick 236 Griffen, Sean 236 Griffin, Derrick 182, 211 Griffin, Jenny 119 Griffin, Sean 213, 261 Griffith, April 188, 191, 233, 261 Grigsby-Shanon, Brandi 104, 105 Griggs, Sara 191 Grimm, Vanessa 236 Grishow, Andrew 191 Gronkie, Marie 90 Gross, Pat 147 Gross, Tracy 236 Groth, Karisa 191 Groumoutis, Anthony 212 Grovk-, Bryan 236, 269 Gruber, Matt 185, 236 Gruenloh, Lisa 59, 136, 137 Grzywa, Mike 284 Gualandi, Liza 105 Gubser, Kimberly 236, 250 Guerrero, Gina 236 Guilford, Keith 207 Guinn,Tamika 203, 219, 221, 229, 236 Gulbay, Adnan 191 Gundlach, Mandy 9 Gunia, Debbie 191, 271 Gustafasson, Christian 208, 209 Gustafson, Jon 87 Guthrie, Suzanne 236 Gutschenritter, Julie 236 Gutshall, Eiise 261 hht ' Haan, Brandy 119 Habervan, April 147 Haberyan, Kurt 249 Hackett, Matthew 72, 236 Hackley,Jill 236 Hackmann, Aaron 229 Hacknev, Julie 191,221 Haddock, Greg 139,213 Hagen, Christine 191 Hagen, Don 139 Haidsiak, Jamie 242 Hailey in, Ralph 221 Hailine, Heather 236 Hainkel, Alan 191, 271 Hale, Amelia 236 Hale, Amy 284 Hall, Heather 191, 226, 237 HaU, Jamie 283 Hall, Anna 287 Hallgren, Tammy 236, 284 Halsey, Sarah 233, 236 Halverson, Jennifer 47, 182 Hambrecht, Sarah 199, 212, 236, 253, 261, 269 Hamilton, Destiny 211, 237 Hamilton, Jennifer 261 Hamilton, Kristi 261 Hamlin, Catherine 219, 237 Hammerbacher, Dan 191 Hampton, Laura 96, 200, 208, 214, 237 Hancock, JoEUen 211, 219, 237 Hancock, Tammi 192, 213 Handrup, Sarah 95, 119, 237 Haney, Rachel 192 Hanley, Nicholle 237, 247, 283 Hansel, Barbara 139 Hansen, Brooke 237 Hansen, Jena 190,237 Hansen, Kate 286 Hansen, Kelly 233 Hansen, Kyle 185, 277 Hansen, Nathan 182, 192 Hanson, Nick 237 Happle, Allison 182, 192, 205 Haq, Mahbubul Harbin, Natalie Harbour, Kory Hardee, Nancy Harden, Brad 182 237 237, 221 176 277 242 Harden, Bradley 237, Hardin, Lora 213 Hardison, Jennifer 182, 237 Hargreaves, Casey 287 Hargrove, David 227 Harman, Ann 226, 237 Harmon, Larry 87 Harper, Monica 182, 237, 247 Harpole, Krystal 185, 234, 237, 255 Harr, Jenifer 158 Harris, Christopher 237 Harris, Jamie 200, 237 Harris, Jenny 280 Harris, Jermell 185 Harris, Megan 237, 247, 286 Harrison, Jennifer 237, 284 Hart, Eva 182, 269 Hart, Julia 237 Harten, Greg 264 Hartsock, Gina 237 Golden Hall Two years after its completion in 1959, the building known as the Classroom Building was renamed after Charles J. Colden, the first president of the Board of Regents. He chose the quote that appeared above the east entrance of the Administration Building, " And the truth shall make you free. " INDEX 324 MENT Consult OrroRTUNiTi ' Pf KCEPLEARMNG it ir M«««.WCT AND TAKE OFF Ttu ' ti ' III l tKli. Ill lt.m»il .iihl HI .U ' lii.iii.l iMVMd ' . i ii lim- .iiij iiivilii-iihivi ' iinpftniDi: l■tlMtU ' H . I ' liviMiiiiiii;: tiiiiiK ' t( IiiiiiI ;;k ' .111.1 Jtiviii); ili.iM i ' iliinkiDt; tniiMJi- llw lx x. Ji ' tii-niiit: v UltltHI .livl vli ' llVlTlll;; V.lttIC tif vllNliHIUrt TIk ' v ' V Erii i 6t V ' uiii: M.iM.i iiik 111 C !i ii tili.ini. ' . .iiij ilK ' v ' rc | lnt! pLKO — nukiii); .■ kUJmI inip.Ki III tu ' 111 llu ' iik M iKn.iiiik tit ' LN l ilu- ' XV .iikJ Ix ' voiul A .III triiNl iSi YiHiiii; M.iii.ici ' iiKni I !oiimiIi.iiii. yimll lulp ii iii|Miiii ' !i IriMii hi riiiiii ' xV i;i.iiii i.i SilktMi ' .illi ' v t.iri ' U| vxploro iitu ll,llc);K ' , iiictli Kl ' , iii.irki ' i .iiul l . 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Kansas 67201 Attn: Human Resources College Recruitment Program Fax (316) 29 J -2508 Or visit our Web site at: INDEX 325 PARTIXIERS llM COIXlSTRUCTlQiy u D D M (yuxtc jUtc(M lo Ail 7 600 South Riverside Road • P.O. Box 1089 St. Joseph, Missouri 64502 (816)233-9001 • Fax (816) 233-9881 BARTLOW ELECTRICAL CONTRAaORS — RO. Box 8353 = St. Joseph, MO 64508 E - (816) 233-0888 Pwui Pdrtms Wtif i MmlMissmiSkk Mmsitij OnZk CMcnHiKmuatm, MrPkt himt ' m H Ims hmfm CARTHAGE MARBLE CORPORATION 3030 WYOMING STREET I KANSAS C TY mSSOm 64 1 08 8)6.5 51.7020 fAX; 8M.56I.6832 We ' re proud to be a part of the growth at Northwest Missouri State University CUSTOM fA8R CAT ON « HlTf ' iXAT OH I COMMERClAi « RESIOfNTlAi fORE GN 4 OOMiSTSC I STONE • MARBtE • SWTE • GRANITE INDEX 326 PARTIVER5 llXI COIVISTRLICTiOM Construction Management Project Planning Cost IManagement Owner Representation Value Engineering Quality Control Stfi clufflltngineefingtoociflles Incorporated Froud to be a ?art of the Deei n of hiorthweet Mieeouh 6tate ' e Future 101 West 1 1th Street, Suite 200 Kansas City, Missouri 64 1 05 (816)42]-1042 FAX (816)421-1061 INDEX 327 Hartstack, Leanne 237, 287 Haskamp, Ben 287 Hastings, Denise 237, 273 Halz, Jamie 142, 242, 287 Hawkins, Charles 122 Hawkins, Karen 37 Hawlev,Kat ' 238 Ha -, Stephen 253 Havden, Mindy 284 Haves, Gina 110 Hayes, Jennifer 96, 188, 208, 238 Havnes, Andrea 238 Havnes, Jesse 168 Hazelton, Duane 147 Hazen, Matthew 192 Head, Michael 208, 238 Head, Tom 185, 234, 237, 238 Heaivilin, Ben 113, 238 Heartlaiiit Vine magazine 155, 213 Heath, Abigail 238 Heath, Jennifer 96 Heek, Lindsay 90 Heeler, Phil 193 Heermann, Jennifer 238, 280 Hees, Maya 238 Heideman, MiTasha 287 Heidzig, Heather 190, 233, 238 Heier, Chris 193 Heihn, Joshua 2,92, 238 Heins,Todd 113, 238 Heintz,Kerre 238 Heller, Lanetta 75, 199, 203, 276 Helling, Christine 199, 238 Helling, Michael 211 Heliums, Chad 283 Heliums, Corrie 182, 238 Helton, Jason 164 Helwig, Derek 208, 238 Henderson, Carrie 192, 261 Henderson, Hamilton 278 Henderson, Jeremy 11 Hendricks, Nichole 238 Hendrix, Becky 147 Henith, Rebecca 247 Henke, Sara 190 Henley, Beth 31 Henley, Stephanie 238, 262,280 Hennegin, T.J. 2, 3, 176 Henning, Megan 238 Henry Busse Orchestra 64 Henry, Coby 238, 287 Henry, Jill 238 Henry, Sharon 238 Hensen, Tim 178 Hens(m,Sam 221, 238,239 Herauf,Lila 147 Herbers, Denise 146, 147, 205, 249 Herbert, Farrah 239, 255 Herbst,Kari 239 Hering, Carrie 192, 283 Hernandez, Dan 213 Hi-ster, Heidi 199, 208, 226, 239 Hetrick,C.reg 287 Hettinger, Toni 239 Hetzler, Mark 24 Heusel, Barbara 26 Heving, l.vnn 9 Heyle, Karen 139 Iliatt.Shellv 147 11 ibbs, Michelle 192 Hibner, Deborah 241 Hicks, Robert 239 Higgs, Chris 211, 237 Higgs,Matt 239 Higgs, Thomas 239 Hikida, Erin 192 Hill, Chanell 192, 200, 253 Hill,J.R. 44, 87 Hill, Jimmy 239 Hill, Ken 73,147 Hill, Lesley 241 Hintz, Catrina 192, 200,221 Hirayama-Ross, Michaela 239 Hirl, Michelle 239, 247, 283 HALO 35,214 History Humanities Philoso- phy 143 Hitt, Jeffrey 239 Hobbs, Michael 261 Hocker Amanda 229 Hwfle, Theodore 239 Hoeflicker, Jeremy 192 Hoffman, Jennifer 182, 205 Hoffman, Jodie 249 Hofstetter, Seth 239 Hogan, Brooke 226, 239 Hogan,Hulk 139 Hoggatt,Jill 226, 239 Hogya, Kari 239, 283 Hohensee, Hope 233, 239 Hoke, Jason 192, 273 Hoke, Justin 239 Holloway,Pat 185, 192,277 Holman, Amber 192, 226, 261 Holmes, Chad 214, 239, 280 Holmes, Sandi 87, 190, 233, 239 Holmes, Seneca 43, 84 Holt, Jon 193, 199, 241 Holton, Brandy 192, 284 Homecoming 1, 5, 6, 9, 15, 36, 38, 41, 42, 43, 44, 135 , Homer, Dr. LeMar 245 ' Homes, LeRoy 185 Homuth, Rebecca 239, 284 Honan, Nathan 287 Honken, Connie 134 Honn,Jim 192 Hood, D.J. 278 j Hopf, Brian 192, 200, 208, 134, 237,253 .. j Hopkins, Lisa 262 Hoppe, LJ 208, 239, 253 Horace Mann Laboratory School 20 Horn, Adam 83,87 ! Horn, Angela 239 Hombuckle, David 287 Horner, Louise 188 Homickel, Mark 200, 239, 240, 273 Mary Linn The Administration Building fire in 1979 destroyed the speech and theater facilities located there, giving Northwest the opportunity to build a new facility for the performing arts. Money had run out by the time the shell was built and the inside was finished, but none of the necessary tools for the stage production had been purchased. Joe Linn, a member of the Board of Regents, from Princeton, Mo., donated enough money to the building to finish the construction. His wife, Mary Linn, had died one year before the construction of the building had begun. The only request of the man was that the building be named after her, Mary Linn. I Many dance teams and orchestras were impressed by i the Mary Linn Performance a r Arts Center, saying the floor imi J, was stupendous because It . ' created cushion for jumps and turns, and it possessed incredible acoustics. INDEX 328 PARTIMERS ll l COIMSTRUCTIDIV Shaping NMSU ' s FUTURE through educational facility design Gouid Evans Goodman As80ciaies.LC Archileclurc Planning Kansas Cil , Missouri (816) 931-6655 smith boucher, inc. consulting engineers overland pork.kansos (913)345-2127 Wtfcf Where Our EMPLOYEES make the DIFFERENCE LMP Steel Wire Company 2000 East First Street Maryvllle. MO 64468 Phone: (660) S82-3127 Fax: (660)582-7730 GENERAL FASTENER, INC. INDUSTRIAL FASTENER SPECIALISTS SCOTT SITTNER SALES MANAGER 1350 WOODSWETHER RD KANSAS CITY, MO 64105 816 42-3998 815 2-6076 FAX 800-748-7701 TUCK OINTING U c Sandblasting • Tudcpointing Caulking • Wotorproofing • Brick Cleaning 438HoiTyin leAwuflGty.iNOiSKn (573) 634-2252 Rb (573) 634-2852 j INDEX 32 J, Horsha, Katarryna 240 Horticulture Club 214 Hoskev, Karen 139 Hoskey, Mar ' in 151, 190 Hostet ' ter, Lesley 240, 284 Hotmer,Dena ' l88, 226, 240, 269 Houk, Crystal 211,247 House, Rachel 208, 240 Howard, Amy 241 Howard, Brian 205 Howard, Janelle 190 Howard, Jennifer 192 Howard, Sheri 203 Howdeshell, Greg 192,221,280, Howell, Jamin 200, 203, 211, 221, 240 Howerton, Melinda 240, 280 Howren, Clint 240 Hubbard, Alita 128 Hubbard, Dean 10, 35, 36, 58, 59, 128, 130, 132, 170, 178 Hubbard, Summer 226, 233, 240 Hubble, Doug 203, 205 Hubble, Richard 240 Hudlemeyer, Kelly 287 Hudson, Ann 192, 261 Hudson Hall Council 219 Hueste, Eric 264, 265 Huff, Maurice 101, 103 Huff, Victoria 240 Huffer, Sarah 240, 287 Hughes, Brandi 188, 240, 271 Hughes, Cliff 100,101 Hughes, Dave 284 Hughes, Diana 119 Hula, Brian 92, 185, 240 Hulett,Brad 241 Hull, Lisa 214, 240 Hullman,Ben 287 Humphrey, Sean 142, 143, 280 Humphreys, Julie 119 Hundrup, Sarah 95 Hunerdosse, Aaron 283 Hunsucker, Rebecca 192, 193, 199 Hunt, Amy 240, 242 Hunt, Heather 240 Hunt, Kimberley 240 Hunteman, Justin 284 Huntley, Todd 280 Hurd, Clinton 87 Hurlburt, Debbie 240 Hurley, Jodi 240, 280 Hurst, Chris 240 Hurst, Jean 139 Hurst, Sean 278 Hurt, Donna 192 Huse, Lisa 240, 262, 273 Husen, Jeremy 284 Huster, Kristen 284 Huster, Matt 283 Huston, Gini 147 Hutchcraft, Alan 221,234,247 Mutcheon, Jeff 148 Hutchinson, Mary 147 Hutchison, Kaley 229 Hufschreider, Bethany 211 Hutson, Lrika 240, 255 Hvatt, Alisha 240, 283 Hyde, Jonathan 237, 241, 253 Hyer, Brian 287 Hylton, Stephanie 226, 241, 286 I II Ibrikci, Hayat 193 II Gallon Red 275 Immel, Patrick 134 Ingle, Peter 193 Interfratemity Council Delegates 219 Interfratemity Council Executive 219 IRA 201,221 ISO 35, 45, 220, 221 Inzerello, Nick 199 Isaacson, Lexi 96, 241 Iske, Pat 200, 241, 242 Ismert, Jacqueline 226, 241 Isom, Jaime 211, 241 Isse, Kenji 241 Iwen, Regina 241, 284 JJJ Jackson, Joni 134 Jackson, Joseph 193, 241 Jackson, Julia 241, 249 Jacobe, Carmen 241 Jacobs, Julie 190, 193, 250 Jacobs, Katie 190, 241 Jacobsen, Emily 241, 280 James, Jarrod 87, 158 James, Peggy 193 Jameson, Jackie 193 Jansen, David 43, 87 Janssen, Kyle 113 Janssens, Caria 193 Jaques, Travis 193, 280 Jarman, Jennifer 241 Jasinski, Dr. John 155 Jazz Ensemble 282 Jazz Feast 10,282 Jelavich, Mark 151 Jenks, Rachael Jennings, Geri Jensen, Daniel Jensen, Diane 193, 239 190, 193 , 205, 261 242 119 Jensen, Jennifer 62, 200, 221 , 241 Jensen, Lisa 284 Jensen, Rebecca 193 Jensen, Veronica 182, 241 Jermain, Dana 119 Jermain, Scott 182, 193 Jerome, Bob 284 Jesse, Amy 219, 241 Jewell, Duane 152, 165, 234, 241, 277 Jewell, Ken 241 Jewett, Mike 139 Jezik, Hilarie 148, 149, 193, 229, 253 Jilka, Lindsay 226, 241 Johannaber, Jennifer 185, 234, 241, 255 Johansen, Hilari 211 Johnson, Alicia 242, 247, 280 Johnson, Amanda 193 Johnson, Brian 241 Johnson, Chad 280 Johnson, Chris 126 Johnson, Colin 182, 193, 208, 277 Johnson, Corey 247 Johnson, Daniel 193 Johnson, Derek 234, 241, 242 Johnson, Janet 9 Johnson, Jill 172, 247 Johnson, Jim 112, 137 Johnson, Josh 280 Johnson, Kevin 193 Johnson, Latoria 188, 241 Johnson, Mandy 247 Johnson, Matt 92 Johnson, Megan 269, 271 Johnson, Melissa 241, 247, 271 Johnson, Mercedes 42, 126 Johnson, Mike 168 Johnson, Robert 185, 242 Johnson, Ryan 242 Johnson, Sarah 239, 242 Johnson, Walid 239, 242, 253, 271, 273 Johnston, Angela 199 Jolkowski, Justin 242 Jones, Adrian 208, 242, 253 , Jones, Allen 17 Jones, Chris 280 Jones, Jeremy 280 Jones, Joni 239 Jones, Kerry 253, 273 Jones, Leila 185, 242 Jones, Lindsay 96, 97, 273, 300 Jones, Megan 193, 250 Jones, Paul 139 Jones, Rebecca 193 Jones, Scott 193, 226, 229, 253 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 6, 67 INDEX 330 .,.1. |i)shu4 203, 242 O.Mark 277 ...ZJcKdr) ' 113 ifui Hdbibie, Bachruddin 301 8KkkK tbdshima. Yumiko 221 ibW. Jason 277 iiden. Sard 233 wtzel. KyU 24Z 255 user. Jav 87 ijok. Kim 226,22 J, R ung R ow 134 (ilinyazgan, Yucel 35, 37 olkwarf. Ovisman 221 aUto. Bethany 280 unrath. Scott 277 qpp, Tyler 242 ims. Aubrey 242 isinari. Maijorie 242 Btle. Michael 113 ll hn.Enid M ttambwa, Kazadi 269 itz.Angie 199 ausahk. Kahe 233,242 ivadas, Beckev 280 152. 153. 226. 243. 24« Elizabeth 237, 242, 273 .Andrea 115 Tina 75, 242 nth. Greg 242 filer, Enn 242 riler, Justin 241, 277 filer. Uura 242, 253 file . Kevin 26,133,242 fllvRyan 193 innper, Biandi 177, 178, 179 tanper, Bryce 1 77, 178, 179 iendrick. Chris 242 cndrick. Jacob 2,219, 242 irnkd, Cindy IK, 205 bmedy. Julee 182. 193. 205 hwedy. Matthew 242 ienney, Rvan 193, 247 ifiney-. Todd 182, 24i 280 Sent. Danica 243, 273 iBiyon,Jeni 73. 243 fepier, Monica % -.KeUv 243 k. Rodney 193,214 ne.Kim 193 er. Bnan 196 Charles 299 Brianne 185. 243 )acque 203, 221, 243 Mona 221 Dttia 30 Ovb 196, 2S0 r, Jamie 196 Christian 243 jlSnen.MoUy 193 Brianne 243, 283 Cameron 113 tt Courtney 75, 243, 280 Ing, Darren 199 Ka)g, Elizabeth 243 King. Kexin 237, 243. 253 King, l.on 219, 229, 243, 284 Kinsella, R an 219, 277 Kirbv. Karen 261 Kirk. ' Julie 243. 286 Kite. Cassia 226. 243. 286 Ki er,Kim 243 Kizilarmut. John 221, 239 Klein. Kristina 287 Klein. Melissa 198, 271 Klein. Steve 283 Klfsjth, Mollv 243 Klotz. Bnvke 243, 287 Kiupp. Monica 188 Knepp, Trisha 198 Knight, Andiva 198 Knox, Pam H, 79, 90, 114 Knudtson. Zane 234, 247 Knutson, Joshua 87, 198 KNWT-TV8 153, 229, 243 Koch, Daniel 190, 198 KiKh,Elisa 119 Ktxh, Kerri 243 Koch, Phil 283 Koehler, Stanley 243, 280 Koehn. Jessie 280 Koenke. Michelle 198 Koeteman. Nicholas 243 Kohmetscher. Elizabeth 243, 271 Kohtz, Heather 243 Koile, Bill 182. 219, 243, 277 KIDS 226, 229 Kondas, Becky 200, 243, 253, 255 Konno, Hideka 198 Koom, Ryan 278 Kosman, Matiie 213,262,286 Kracl, Amanda 243 Kraft. Debra 246 Kralik.Adam 280 Krambeck, Michelle 136, 137, 198, Kramer, Gerald 155 Kramer, Jamasa 199, 237, 246 Krause, Jennifer %, 246, 271 Krecker. Justin 246 Kreisler, Jill 199, 229, 246 Kriegel, Dovelle 193 Kriz, Sarah 119 Kiopf, Carri 198, 284 Krueger, Diane 139 Kruk,Delton 113.246 Kruse, Kimberly 198 Kuang, Siwei 203 Kuchma, Christopher 246 Kueck, Shasta 246 Kuecker. Cara 246 Kuehl.Chad 121,284 Kuntze. Jeremy 237, 246 Kuntze. Justin 24Z 246 Kurrelmeyer, Terri 185,246, 255 Kusler, Faith 246 KXCV 153 Kyhnn, Ashley 203 o ■■. UBarr, Sarah 261,273 Laber, Philip 134 UFaver, Carol 198, 214 Ijfion-. Sarah 90 Unin. Robert 246, 283 Lafrentz, Knstin 246 Lager, Mindy 286 Ldhmann. Brad 283 Laird, Dana 190, 246 Lamansky, Dawn 246 Lambda Pi Efa 233 Lambert, Aimei ' 200, 203, 246, 261 Ijmer, Fn-d 155, 156 Ijmpkm, Roban 246 Uncaster, Liz 246, 284 Lance, Kara 229 Lancey, Teresa 246 Landers, Stephanie 246, 249 Landon, Dan 113 Lane, Derek 43. 44, 83, 87 Une, Robby 2, 3, 92, 93 Langemeier, Ginger 198, 280 Langer, Justin 2 Lanham, Lori 190, 137, 246 Lanowski, CXiug 126 Larabee, Bridget 198 Larsen, Heidi 198, 283 Larsen, Michael 208, 241, 246, 250 Larson, Arley 151 Larson, Nick 280 Larson, Will 198 Lashlev, Rustv 113, 198 Launsby, Michelle 198, 247, 284 Lazarte, Gustavo 11 Leach, Katherine % Leach, Lauren 147 Leaton, David 262 Leavitt, Linda 198 LeBlanc, Jeff 83, 87, 88 Ledesma, Carrie 115 Ledford, Cassie 241 Lee.Tammv 246, 249 Leeper, Kaihie 134,253 Leeper, Rov 134 Leever, Tiffany 198, 261,273 Leffert, Laura 246 Lehan, Troy 198 Leibman, Andrew 250 Lendt, Gavin 221 Lendt, Brian 221 Lengemann, Jason 246 Leppin, Ean 246 Lerch, Pamela 246, 287 Lewis, Aaron 278 Lewis, Charles 246 Lewis, Cody 248, 277 Lewis, Jeff 248 Lewis, Lisa 247 Li, Fran 203 Libby, Heather 198 Libsack, Svdnev 248 Lilly, Jina ' 248 ' Linahon,Shay 198, 213 Lindenlaub, Russ 164 Lindcnmcier. Donna 214 Linderman. Brook 283 Lindgren. Amanda 185 Lindgren. Elizabeth 248 Lindsey. Branff 198. 233 Lister, Nicole 203 Litte. Bruce 139 Little. Bridget 248, 283 Littlejohn, Dwon 198 LivengtHxl, Can 248 Livingston, Angela 198 Uxkamv, Kenya 43, 284 Uillmann, IVbbie 237, 248 l ing. Jaime 248 U)ng,Jeb 248, 287 Unimis, Jeff 139 Loucks, Jackie 214 Umk, Stephanv 198 Ltive, Elizabeth 248, 250 U)veiy,Sara 247, 248, 283 Lovesee, Jennifer 248 Lowdon, Raquel 248 Uiwe, Charlie 128 Uwe. Kelsey 213, 219, 248, 262 Lucas, Jon 203 Lucido, Pat 122. 123 Ludwig. Jennifer 198, 283 Ludwig, Michelle 248, 269, 287 Lueiien, Daniel 87 Lukens, Jeffrey 200 Lullmann, Melissa 248 Lund, Lindsay 226, 248, 286 Lund, Sarah 77 Lundgren, Kristen 248, 273 Lundy, Carrie 90 Lunnon, Amy 248, 262, 280 Lusk, Jastin 200 Lutz, Kate 48, 284 Lux, Marisa 214 Lyda, Christy 200, 221 Lvie, Miranda 200 Lymer, Bill 182, 208, 248, 277 Lynch, Jennifer 271 Lyons, Jess 211 Mvivivivi M-Club 209 Maasen, Angela 280 Mace, Carrie 200, 211, 248 Mace. Sandi 200 Macias, Lori 134 Mackev. Tvler 278 Mackin.Todd 248, 284 Mackoy, Amanda 203 Madrigal, Mike 152, 153 Maederjill 200, 213, 269 Magaria, Marisa 11, 76 Magdziak, Scott 2109 Maher, Philip 193, 248 Mahlberg, Candice 286 Major, Brian 280 Maiewski, John 211, 249 Mallen,Matt 283 Mallicoat, Matt 211, 249 Mallon. David 249 Malone, Erin %, 249 Maiter, ShawTi 185, 249, 277 Manahan, RosahTi 200 Mangaium. 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RGcbok . 1»»S««b»»l«l«rMliorulltd.»«(lnMtHnei«td HEEeOKM » " •» ngitltirt IMl ol RtekW UMiluliwjl INDEX 332 fmleUJdrvd 2.249 Mine. MJ us 185. 208, 249 luimv Mf);jn 200 ufceting Mjna);enH ' nt 155, 162 irkham. Frank 155 ukus. Craig 24V Hple. Chrisliipher 247, 249 iftNMiVNi 211, 24V wiott. lanet 115 ifrioW. lushn 249, 287 irrk»tt, PegRV 205, 249, 261 miott. R an 249, 287 mh. [Xii ny 125 mh. Heather 200 ■oh. Stephanie 249 Mshall.left 226 ■lens, MeiLvsa 249 ■rtin. Amber 95. 119 irtiaChristi 95, 249 tftin. Dtmielle 193 tftin.Sluun 249 Mon. Angela 226, 249 iSon.|(«h 283 aon, KimbeHy 200, 271 aoaMatt 278 aonbhnk. Becky 249 Moner, Kendra ' 185, 190 Communication 155, 162 r,Ehn 200 Mist - 205, 229, 249, 284 ,Stacv 250, 262. 283 Hhews.Coiw 68, 193, 287 ltt«w«,R) 250,287 athews,Nick 287 iMhe -, Charles Lewis 237 aHhews, Colby 70 kMns. Brandon 250, 284 iMson, Linda 105,200 Uttson. Michelle 200. 246 Uttson. Susan 124 knimire. Patncia 200, 269 hus.Mark 43,87 in.. MelisM 200. 283 veU,[Vighl 139 Mdv. Inland l.V Mayes. ICithy 2. Mavhew. C-areth ISO Ma Tunl. Manannt 2a3, 208, 221 Mayo. Kelli IVl, 271 Mavo. Shannon 226 McAdams. Ange 10, 190, 200, 134, 271, 280 McAfee. Dan 250 McAllister. Susan 190, 200 McAlpin. Lucas 284 McAninch. Krislie ISO McBain, Mike 221, 139 McBain, Suzanne 200. 221 McCain. Kenneth 185. 250 McCall. Can iw 214 Mi. " ampbell. Linda ISO McCarthv. Anne 213, 219, ISO, 262 McCaulev. Allistin 250, 284 McClain, ' Aliist n 250, 287 McCiearv, Randv 92 McCieish, Matt ' 280 McClemon, Josephine 250 McComas, Cobv 200 McConnell, Brvtt 208, 209 McCormick, Laura 219, 250 McCrary, Alan 19V, 200 McCrar -. Julie 208 McCrary, Maria 155 McCubbin. Heather 250 McCubbin.J.W. 278 McCune, Nicole 190. ISO, 284 McCurdv, Sarah 200, ISO, 261 McDaniel. Lisa 95 McDaniels, Trov 15,21,237, 250, 153, 255 McDannald. Jillian ISO McLK ' rmoff, Derek 273 McDonald, Cary 193 McDonald, Mary 193 McDonald, Matthew 250 McDonald, Merry 38 McDi nough. Colin 154, 155 McElhenv, Bill 219, 280 Mcllrov. Ben 205 Md ariand, Sar.ih 13. 2-S(). 273 Mel tv, Megan 2t)(). 2W Mii;htv.c;reg :S() Mi .raw. Chad 200, IV, ISO Mi-C.ulfey. t orte 85 McCuiin-. I ' arrah 200 Mcintosh, liayle 201, 134, 284 Mdntva ' , Aaron ISO Mcjunkin , Chalime 201, 271 Mcjunkin, Cherise 251 McKaig, Stephanie 251, 284 McKw, Ten-s.! 147 McKenzie, C»)llivn ISl McKenzio, Jessica 251, 286 McKillip. Erin 200, 134, 151 McKim, Ji sh IW McKinley, Scott ISl McKinzie, Gail 146 McLiughiin, Dave 13, 249 McLiughiin, Patrick 151, 247 McUughlin, Stacie 190, 219, 251, 271 McMahon, Angela 30, 23V McMahon, Joshua IVl ISl McMenamin, John 87, 251 McMillan. Laura 251, 283 McMullen.Janelle ISl McNallv, Nikki 200 McNeil, ' Andrea 233, 24V, 251, 271 McWilliams, Suzy 247, ISl, 271, 280 Mednick, Samantha 21 Meek, Travis 251 Meeker, Becky 1V9, ISl Meiergerd, Sheryl 251 Meiners, Jennifer 201 Meinke, Marianne 208, 226, 251 Melcher, Crystal 182,234 Mellon. Becky 201, 287 Melonis, Amara 201 Mendon, Amanda 234, 261 Mendoza, Leficia 201 Menefee, Jason 74 Menefee, Nichole ISl Mini ' s liaNketball 14 Men ' s Cross CiHintr ' V3 Men ' s C HildiHir Irack 3 Merrill, Kimberlv 188 Merrill. )ih-I 250. 2S1 Mersman, Kt-vm ISl Mi-sser, Dan 203, 211,251 Messer, U)ri-n 203, ISl, 280 Messner, Marci 201 Meyer, Jamie 251 Meyer, Jeff 251 Meyer, Jennifer 1S2, 273 Meyer, Jim 76 Meyer, U-igh 200,211,234,152 Meyer, lA)ri 1S2 Meyer, Nathan 1V3, 211 Meyer, Sarah 234, 261 Meyer, Stefanie ISO, 151,181201 203,205,211,221,134,237 Meyerkorth, Ryan 185 Meyers, Kelly 201 Meyers, Vena 219,250,251271 Michaels, Adam 66 Mitchell Ke ' Lan 100, 101 Middleton, Angela 201, 283 Mihalovich, Niki 252 Miles, Tonv 84, 85, 86, 87 Miller. Becky 180, 200, 201, 213, 261, 262 Miller, Christie 22V, 152 Miller, Danae 252 Miller, Eric 190 Miller, Jamie 201, 26V Miller, Jennifer UV, 249 Miller, Joel 252 Miller, Kenny 182 Miller, Kimbi-rlv 193, 252 Miller, Mananne 50, 1S2, 253, 280 Miller, Nicole 182, 252, 153 Miller. Peggy 147 Miller, Rachel 280 Miller, Ricci 208, 1S2, 280 Miller. Ryan 87,152 Miller, Tessa IW, 152, 284 Administration Building Fire On July 24, 1979, an electrical malfunction occurred above the fourth floor in the Administration Building. The malfunction initiated a fire, which was noticed at 8:14 p.m. The fire proceeded to destroy the west wing of the building, tiie KXCV and KDLX studios and offices and the Frank Deerwester Theatre. Maryville firefighters combated the blaze until an aerial truck from St Joseph, Mo., was able to extinguish the blaze. When the west wing was rebuilt, the theater and the KXCV and KDLX studios and offices were not rebuilt. INDEX 333 Millikan Hall Council 233 Mills, Carey 234, 252, 261 Mills, Greg 20 Mills, Lindsay 252, 280 Minor, Andy 185 Minton, Becca 260 Miranda, Katherine 252 Misale, Tracy 242, 252 Mittan, Angela 201, 213, 269 Mitteness, Aaron 252 Moberly, Brooke 247, 252, 283 Mock Trial Team 233 Mohd, Juriana Nor 201, 221 Mohrhauser, Mike 29, 201, 277 Moment, Marissa 111 Mongar, Brent 249, 252, 271 Monnig, Kyle 252, 287 Monroe, Amber 203, 233 Monroe, Jordan 213 Monson, Jennifer 90 Montgomery, Doug 248, 252, 284 Monticeu, Jill 214 Moody, Melissa 229 Moon, Linda 168 Moore, Amy 201 Moore, Bryan 252 Moore, Jenny 253, 287 Moore, Jim 177 Moore, John 150 Moore, Laura 253, 280 Moore, Sarah 201, 247 Moores, Rachel 190, 253 Mora, Jesse 253,287 Moran, Lisa 214 Moranville, Jennifer 253 Moreland, Melody 253 Morford, Alicia 253 Morgan, Brandon 52, 253 Morin, Shandra 249, 253 Morley, Mike 101 Morris, Anneliese 253 Morris, Hilary 253, 280 Morris, Marion 253 Morrison, Jay 12, 201 Morrison, Todd 283 Mortar Board 150,182,185,199, 203, 211, 234, 237, 262, 269 Mortensen, Nicole 229, 253 Moser, Sarah 233 Moss, AUisha 253, 273 Moss, Sara 115, 253 Mossman, Valerie 253, 273 Moszcynski, Corinne 253, 286 Moyer, Nathan 185, 277 Moyer, Trevor 188 Mr. Jack Daniel ' s Original Silver Comet Band 65 Mudd, Jason 185, 253 Mudloff, Travis 253 Mueller, Garrick 211, 253 Mueller, Jon 278 Mueller, Suzanne 253 Muellner, Travis 253 Mull, Sand! 2144 Mullen, Scott 269 MuUer, Amanda 190, 253, 271 Mullins,Will 287 Mulnik, Kathleen 253 Mundle, Teresa 201 Munoz, Rosanna 214 Munroe, Jennifer 280 Murano, Karen 201 Murphy, Corey 201 Murphy, Mark 247 Murphy, Marli 154, 155 Murphy, Michelle 254 Murphy, Tom 254,287 Murr, Caroline 254 Murr, Christopher 254, 287 Murr, Jonathan 254 Murray, Mark 219, 253, 254 Murray, Michael 254 Murray, Mickey 15 Murray, Patricia 54 Murray, Satrena 254 Mustain, Cara 229, 254, 271 Myers, Alison 254 Myers, Hilary 254, 286 Myers, Jason 254, 262, 273 Myers, Thomas 87 Myler, Jennifer 201 Myrtil, Darline 185, 254 N«l Naden, Brandi 254 Nagai, Kaori 199, 221, 254, 273 Nagel, Miranda 203, 254, 255 Nakano, Kenneth 237, 253, 255 Nally, Jeremy 87 Nanninga, Maria 199, 254 Narciso, Tess 255 Nasiiro, Munaba 221, 233, 249, 254 Nathias, Amy 254 National Agri-Marketing Association 234 National Residence Hall Honorary 150, 237 Nay lor. Tammy 164 NCAA Division II National Championship 59,83,119 Ndebeso, Bariyo 34 Ndegwa, Lincoln 185, 254 Neely, Kurt 254, 287 Neibling, Allison 234, 242, 254 Neliz, Edith 254 Nellesen,Jay 240, 241 Nelson, Adam 226, 254 Nelson, Amy 226, 255 Nelson, April 233, 255 Nelson, Chris 201 Nelson, Emily 30, 31 Nelson, Katie 200, 255 Nelson, Liana 255 Nelson, Shelbi 286 Nervig, Jennifer 280 Neth, Dianna 287 Neuhaus, Cheryl 255 Neuhaus, Kevin 201 Neustadter, Roger 147 Nevins, Jerry 38,41,247 Nevins, Paul 190 New, Les 105 Newberry, Nicholas 278 Newell, Jenni 208,255 Newhouse, Stephen 255 Ng, Ai-Wah 202, 203 Nichols, Melissa 202 Nichols, Rachel 255 Nichols, Steve 239,255 Nicholson, Christopher 255 Nicholson, Kelly 255, 286 Nicholson, Michelle 255, 284 Nickless, Barbara 255 Nickolaison, Gwen 255 Nielsen, Jodi 202 Nielson, Scott 284 Nieman, Jennifer 202 Niemann, Kyle 213, 242, 280 Niermeyer, Erika 202, 229, 253 Niese, Jennifer 255 Night of 1,000 Laughs 69 Nihsen, Michael 202,280 Niklasen, Kristi 105, 221, 255 Nixon, Allison 280 Nobiling, Brandie 76,284 Nolan, Eric 277 Nolan, Kelly 255 Nopoulos, Teresa 202, 271 Norgren, Nathaniel 255 Norlen, Julie 200, 202, 234, 242, 247 Norman, Christina 71, 219,280,283 Norris,Josh 200, 211 North Complex Hall Council 237 North, Matthew 255 Northup, Russ 155 Northwest Alumni 35, 69, 168 Northwest Forensics Team 239 Northwest Jazz Ensemble 10,239, 242 Northwest Missouri Educational Consortium 166 Northwest Missouriau 154, 155, 156, 239 Northwest Rodeo Club 240 Northwest Soccer Club 96 Northwest Star Trek Society 241 Northwest Student Athletic Trainers ' Association 241 Northwest Week 68 Norton, Cedric 188, 255 Nosal, Matthew 255,280 Nothstine, Don 155 Nothwehr, Austin 202 Nourse, Jenni 255 Nowiszewski, Elizabeth 96, 204, 25! Nulph, Nicole 233, 239 Nwoye, Mmiliaku 185, 255 Nwoye, Uzoamaka 185, 260 Oberbroeckling, Craig 202 Obermeyer, Erin 255, 260 O ' Brien, Erin 199, 260 O ' Brien, Molly 190 Odegaard, Jason 202 O ' Donnell, Joe 247 Oehler, David, 126 Oetter, Tara 284 Ogle, Leslie 199, 202, 250 Ohlberg,John 237 O ' Leary, Hazel 27 The Hickory Stick One of Northwest ' s richest traditions was that of the hickory stick. The custom began in 1930, when Northwest presented the stick to Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State) as a traveling sports trophy. Each year. Northwest played Truman in football, with the winner taking the hickory stick home. INDEX 334 GENEReilOMEXr Pepsi-Cola General Bottlers, Inc. A Whimun Company St. Joseph, MO Congraiulaiiotts to the Class of 1999 IllUli " i BREAK TODAYQ m iMcDonaurs ALWAYS AIM HIGH INDEX 33S Oleary, Lorie 260 Oliver, Ira 260 Olnev, Amber 253, 260 O ' Neal, Jeff, 141 O ' Neil, Minnetta 260 Order of Omega 242 O ' Riley, Cor ' 283 O ' Rourke, Andrea 280 Ortman, Heather 203, 205, 260 Osalkowski, James 202, 250,277 Osbom, Darrin 283 Osborn, Yasmine 110, 111, 185, 202 OstrekcMike 2,92 Oswald, Nick 260 Otte,John 87 Otte,Stacey 95, 119 Ottman, Steve 190 Ough, Melissa 260 Owen, Damon 113 Owen, Lisa 202 Owen, Robert 208, 253, 260, 269, 293 Owings, Matt 284 Paape, Tyson 283 Pace, Michelle 202 Pack, Charles 67, 242, 247, 260 Padgitt, Dennis 151, 164, 165 Page, Jesse 284 Page, Stacy 260 Pagliai, Nikki 260 Paiva, Jason 242 Palmer, Ben 193 Panhellenic Council 247 Papek, Darren 260 Pardun, Catherine 255, 260 Parker, Todd 260, 287 Parks, Corey 2, 92 Parpart, Katie 185, 234, 241, 255 Parrish, Kim 273 Parsons, Polly 260, 283 Parsons, Tye 247 Partise, Mark 260, 287 Par ' in, Teresa 202, 213, 239, 253 Paschal, James 185,234, 260 Pate, Chris 277 Patel,J.H. 301 Patton, Angela 200, 233, 253, 260 Patton, Lori 199, 202 Paul, Marissa 90 Paules, Duff 202, 250 Pavlich, Kevin 87 Paxton,Amy 203, 260 Payne, Brooke 260, 280 Payton, Jessica 188,260 Peacher, Thomas 261,277 Peacock, Cristina 190, 247, 261, 284 Pearl, Laura 261, 273 PearLMatt 237,261,273 Pearson, Caleb 280 Peasley, Christopher 6«, 72, 202, 234, 287 Peasley, Nick 261, 286, 287 Pebley,Nicki %, 188, 221, 261 Peden, Tammy 196, 197, 213 Pedersen, Sheree 247 Pederson, Mark 199, 233, 242, 249, 284 Pedotto, Kelly 202 Peek, Jennifer 261 Peek, Rachel 202, 249 Pei, Elaine 203 Pelikan, Eddie 271 Pelkey, Sarah 190, 202 Pelster, Sarah 90,91 Penix, Lisa 202, 250 Pennington, Jason 261, 277 Peregrine, Jason 287 Pereksta, Rich 156, 157 Perez, Marcellina 202 Perez, Mariejo 202 Perez-Miro, Rafael 113 Perpitch-Harvey, Samanatha 202 Perrin Hall Council 247 Perry, Amber 202 Perry, Gabe 261 Peters, Becky 202, 269 Peters, Melanie 249, 261 Petersen, Andrew 202 Petersen, Mandy 280 Peterson, Adam 283 Peterson, Jackie 90 Peterson, Jessi 261 Peterson, Mitch 113, 204 Peterson, Nicole 271 Peterson, Sabrina 46, 284 Peterson, Tiffany 261, 284 Petralie, Summer 261, 280 Petree, Allie 261 Petry, Debbie 126 Pettit, Abbey 261 Pfeffer, Kristine 12 Phi Eta Sigma 238 Phi Mu 5, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43, 45, 73, 217, 246, 283 Phi Mu Alpha 217 Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia 5, 45, 247 Phi Sigma Kappa 7, 39, 40, 43, 45, 72, 73, 135, 283, 285 Phillips, Katherine 261, 263, 286 Phipps, Sarah 204, 262, 273 Pi Beta Alpha 247 Pi Omega Pi 209, 249 Piatt, Barry 204, 239, 253 Piburn, Craig 213, 280 Picard, Jeremie 271 Pick, Marc 261 Pickerell, Melynda 199, 261 Pierce, Lori 200 Pierson, Kelly 261 Pietig, Keith 234 Pinzino, Andrea 208, 229 Place, Ted 43,283 Plummer, Amanda 261,262 Plummer, Stacy 204 Poindexter, Jessica 190 Pointer, Natasha 280 Pole, Julie 261, 280 Poll, Cassandra 261 Pollard, Justin 185,261,277 Porterfield, Kent 10,130,131 Potter, David 239, 247, 262 Potts, Amber 262, 283 Potts, Corey 200, 204, 211 Powell, Andy 278 Power, Darren 277 Powers, Dennis 182 Powers, Shanna 262 Prather, Chris 50,105 Pratt, Niki 284 Pratt, Tim 44 Pre-Law Society 232, 249 Pre-MedClub 141,249 Prell, Ben 199, 200, 232, 233, 242, 249, 284 Presko, Brett 284 Preston, Kareem 101 Price, Jason 277 Prichard, Laura 262, 273 Prince, Joe 101 Priest, Corey 11 Pritchett, Matthew 204 Probasco, Joshua 262 Proctor, Jami 288 Proehl, Amy 262 Prothman, James 204 Pruitt, Shelley 203, 226, 253, 262, 273 Psi Phi 250 Psychology Sociology 147 Psycology Sociology Society 250 PRSSA 246, 253 Pugh, Charlie 49, 86, 87 Pugh, KiAndre 49 Pugh, Rebecca 262, 286 Pulliam,Amy 250, 262 Purdy, Kristy 176, 177 Purdy, Peggy 176, 177 Purnell, David 87 Purtle, Michele 262 Putney, Mark 185, 204, 277 Pypes, Haley 2 l»«l Quarrato, Kathleen 287 Quast, Jill 90, 91, 262 Quillen, Tiffany 182, 234, 255 Quinlin,Joe 48,87 Quinlin,Ted 204, 284 Quinn, Kelly 199, 262 Rademan, Rebecca 262 RTNDA 253 Ragar, William 87 Rager, Nick 211 Rahorst, Lynsi 188, 211, 237, 261, 262 Railsback, Chris 204, 239 Railsback, Pamela 204 Raleigh, Carrie 204, 205 Rambur, Jimmy 92 Rameriez, Rene 111 Ramsey, Kelly 229, 262 Ramsey, Sara 190, 262, 273 Rand, Desirae 188 Randolph, Amy 284 Raney, Rick 36 Rankin, Bryon 2 Ransdell, Mike 239, 262, 273 Raoof, Saja 221, 249, 262, 269 RIGHTS 260 Rasa, Beth 204, 283 Rasch, Rita 262, 284 Rask, Kevin 241 Rasmussen, Beth 229 Rasmussen, Todd 284 Rasmussen, Travis 190 Rath, Kelly 200, 214, 262 Rathje, Lonelle 126 Rathman, Sean 247 Ratliff, Kelli 262, 280 Ray, Matthew 190, 204 Ray, Molly 242 Raymond, Christy 234 Rea, Chad 204, 280 Rea, Jason 278 Reavis, Sarah 262, 287 Rebal, Michelle 75 Rebert, Kyle 262 Redd, Jim 52,69, 89, 133, 214 Redd, Matt 101,199 Redding, Ellen Kaler 65, 139 Redelberger, Sue 262, 287 Reece, Mindie 271 Reed, Mark 193, 226 Reese, Emily 190, 204, 205 Reese, Jacob 253 Reese, Joe 139 Reeser, Jacob 208, 237 Reeter, Melynda 229, 263 Rehder, Ryan 263 Rehmann, Sarah 263 Reichart, Greg 190, 204,247 Reichert, Joseph 2 Reidlinger, Melissa 261, 269 Reifenrath, Carrie 204 Reillv, Katie 204 Reitsma, Kim 204, 239, 271 Rentie, Stefanie 185, 200, 204, 22 234, 261, 269 Residence Hall Association 13,40, 236, 253, 255 Ressinger, Laura 199, 203 Reusser, Janet 2144 Reuter, Beth 263, 271, 287 Reynolds, Gayle 263 Reynolds, Jenny 200, 204, 211 Reynolds, Scott 250, 263 Rhodes, Jenna 237, 253, 255, 263 Rhodes, Keith 139 Rhodus, Renee 185, 255 Rhodus, Tamara 204 Rice, Candace 204 Rice, Maggie 271 Rice, Patrick 208, 226, 263 Rice, Rebecca 205 Richard, Stephanie 229, 253, 263 Richards, Beth 139 Richards, Chris 205, 263 Richardson, Brittany 205 Richardson, Charity 287 Richardson, Leticia 263 Richmond, Misty 255, 263 Rickman, Jon 131 Ridder, Jason 263, 277 Riddle, Jaime 119 Ridenour, Jill 203 INDEX 336 bei. Ranina 263 denunn. Mkholle 2M p.Chn 2S4 ?)r,AnK» ' lj ai5. 247, 271, 2S: jy, Audrj 2h3 ?y. Lam ' 147 giMan- IH 283 (|lNaiK - 214 giWillMin 2h3 raner. Vtelanie 205 «har1. Mark 2t 4 •, AniH- 182. 205 pe. Fmilv 255, 2h3 sJer.lan-d 182,150 ie, Jill 155, 263 land.Brvnda 205 Ha. Jill lU 284 Person. Lashauna 188. 263 Sbhw, Malcom 287 »rta PemnS«aff 155 lierts. Chnsh- 2K 280 twrts.Cindv 229, 263, 280 Iwrts. Em- 278 Iwrts, Julie 233 Iwrtson, Chris 264 Iwrtson. Craig 92 bertson, Ke% ' in 263 bertstw, Michael 280 Iwrtson, Tern- 214 Riibinettf. Kraig 284 RiibinMtn. Jill 268 Ri bin.s»»n, Matt 87 RubiriMin, Ton ' 268 RtKlgm, Amy 199, 268 Roesslein. Jn t-ph 87 Riy fTs. Andy 287 R» );fr . U-slw 199, 268 Ri gfn., Sara 1V», 1 ' 55 Ri»h, Amy 268, 273 RolinR, Bi-th 268 Rolims. Karj 229, 268, 273 Romada, Korm-I 205. 208, 209 Ronchftfi), Michael 268 Roper, Grvj; %, 139 Ri se, Cieorge 134 Rl murf•y, Catie 139 Rosenthal, .-Xdrienne IW Rosewell, Mark 111,218 Ri ss, Brian 277 R«ss, Katie 283 Riiss, Ri 278 Riiss, Shannon 90 Ross,Th« 134 Rouch, Matt 155 Rowland, Lonita 188 Rowlefte, Ann 147 Rowlev, Dave, 205 Rov, Kerri 268, 284 Ro ema, lay 134 Riu ' kman, Marvrv 105 Kuehti-r, Ki-nl 226, 271 Rule, lenniter W, 70, 200, 205, 234, 242, 269 Runyan, Leah 20.1, 205 RuoH, |aM n 150 Rupiper. Jevsica 268 Rush, Lolev 268 Rushton, Rhonda 155, 268, 273 Rushton, Stacy 199, 268 Russ, Bemadette 185, 205 Rutherford, S«.ott 284 Ruzicka, Dave 199,205,214, 219, 280 Ss Sacco, Andrea %, 190, 205, 211 Saeger, Andrew 193,205,213,241, 253, 255, 261, 268, 271 Sage, Elaine 268 Sajevic, Julie 280 Salcedo, Steven 214, 268 Salisburv, Dixie 75 Roberta Hall I IB ' In 1962, Residence Hall was renamed Roberta Hall after Roberta Steel, a resident who died in 1952 as a result of bum injuries she obtained when a gas tank just east of the hall exploded. Since the hall was rebuilt, legend said Roberta haunted the building. Roberta was the campus ' s oldest residence hall as it was built in 1925. Salver, Justin 185 Samps«»n, Chad 268, 277 Sampson, Jjy 268, 287 Sampson, Jenny 280 Sanchellt, Stacy 268, 283 Sanchez, Ilitimas 268, 271 Sandau, Shane 268 Sandberg, Matt 208 Sandell, Shawn 205, 208, 253, l ' ;5, 268 Sanders, P.J 105 Sands, Stacy 190, 268, 287 Sami, Cieneva 268 Sasser, Jacshele 119,205 Saucier, Dwavne 199, 205,234, 247, 278 Saunders, Danielle %, 160, 205, 219, 221, 133,249 Savage, Ben 214,273 Savard, Steve 156 Scarborough, Kim 95, 269 Schaefer, Ariean 269, 286 Schaefer, Brian 199, 249, 269 Schafer, Elaine 269 Schaffner, Lynette 190, 205 Schartel, Lisa 269 Scheet, Da id 280 Scheib, Keith 284 Schenck, Nick 242, 269 Schermer, Angela 205 Schertz, Brian 87 Schieber, Andrea 211, 229 Schieber, Craig 205 Schieber, Jason 249 Schiiierberg, Shane 205 Schilling, Rebecca 269 Schley, Jubilee 205 Schloman, Hope 134, 269 Schlomer, Kevin 188,199,261,269 Schlueter, Tervsa 237, 269 Schmaljohn, Russel M Schmidt, Stephanie 269, 280 Schmitter, Julie 205, 255 Schnecklofh, T.J. 87 Schneider, .Andy 87 Schneider, Don 142 Schneider, Maggie 280 Schneider, Max 205, 211 Schnieder, Don 132 SchtH-nbtim, Denise 241 Schoessler, Paulette 205 Scholten,Sue 208 Schrader, Jennifer 44, 66 Schrage, Buster 269 Schram, Melissa 2M Schrviber, Rob 269,287 Schrt ' iner, Anthony 269, 277 Schroeder. Dena 190,205 Schuetl, RoK-rt 2, 205 Schulenberg, Ijra 205 Schuler, Angle 189 Schuler,Gina 189 Schultes, Mandi 269, 280 Schultz, Charles 51 l. ' M Schultz, Heidi 208, 283 Schult . Jervmy 15 Schuning, Jessica 208. 261 Schutz, Melissa 269 Schwab, Aarxwi l. ' 9 Schwab. Nick 249 Schwalm. Colleen 139 INDEX 337 Women ' s Health of SL Joseph 802 N. Divcrside Dd. Suite 200 6t. Joseph, MO 64507 (816) 271-1200 800-443-3952 « ? Proud Supporters of the Bearcats! CONGRATULATIONS to the Northwest Missouri State University Graduates 119 9 ortti Main MaryviOe, MO 64468 (660)582-7478 (800)242-7029 ■$r ELLISON -AUXIER ARCHITECTS INC. GARY F.ELLISON 924 FRANCIS ST lOStPH MO b4501 (816) 233-800J FAX 233-7793 ■mi ttm Proud to support Northwest Missouri State Uni versity. Congratulations to the graduates! P.O. Box 250 • Msryville. MO 64468 (800)825-0182 • (800)748-1479 (660)582-7128 • Fax (660) 562-2052 Congratulations, Class of ' 991 Carter ' s Clinic Pliarmacy Rick Carter, R.Ph. 114 E. South Hills Drive., Maryville, MO Telephone: 562-2763 Prescription Service For Your Health Care Needs Congratulations to the Students and Graduates of Northwest f lssourl State University. Sprint 1 1 1 1 THE FAGAN COMPANY WILLIAM J. ILER Vict Prtsidtnl Service Operations 9Mti7 iiii • fAX 621-1735 3125 BRiNKERHOFF RO • P.O BOX 15238 ■ KANSAS CITY. KS. 66U5 INDEX 338 diwdrtz. Iixly 188 chwarti. Ijrrv 301 chwt-igel, Karl MO, 2W, 273 iChwMHer. Cas» - 277 !cole5.Ainy 208 rt «, Amanda 247. 2fc2. 269, 273 (CO»t. Angt-lj no. 208 oo«t. IXin 22h. :4» , 269 Qru 2144 lennifw 2W Mar 151 iitUnr. Amt-rKl 234, 277 Kk,Ji n 280 AlUstm 269 ,A,.HKlCit .The 20. 21 ierha. Sarah 283 «+«v-k. Mana 205, 269 « g»T KatH- 26 iwlGinnv 229. 247,269 Chnssv 270 lUl 139 . ks»in 270. 283 1. Phillip 87 Swhn,Charlw 221. 249 S«-gfr, B. 283 Sehmata. Ahmet 208 S»-mpt ' lk, l)a id 2 SerflaU-n, laiquf 247,249. 270, 271 Sersfl.AI 77, 221 S»T ;fl. IX-anna 139 Sen f, Mark 87 St ' venn, Bnan 219, 280 Sever, Dan 12,137 Seymour, Barbara 280 Shafar lu IW Sh.»tfer, Ri bin 208 Shain, Cariss.) 208. 244 Shankle, Bimnie 208.269 Sharp, Enka 208 Sharp, CKiirjje 270 Sharp. Kyle 86, 130 Sharp. Randy 24 Shavnon-, T.j. 284 Shaw, Justin 270 Shaw, Mandv 185 Shoetz. Kvie ' 185, 208, 241 Abraham Lincoln Housed in the Administration Building, at the top of the center flight of stairs, was a statue of Abraham Lincoln. On a Thursday night in 1959, while patrolling the Administration Building, a night watchman saw a figure moving in the dark. The of- ficer, believing it to be an unlaw- ful intruder, pulled out his ? — gun and fired. When the officer got there, he looked at the figure, which turned out to be the statue. And on the statue from that day forward was a mark on the left leg, where Lincoln had been shot at Northwest ShejMrd, Natalie % Slu ' pherd, C ally l ' ' !. 270 Shimada, Ka uhiko 208 Shipeni, l ren 270 Shipley, Frances 147 Shirvman, Ten-sa 227 ShtK ' kley, Cn-nevieve 221 Shrie i-s, Nathaniel 270, 273 Shubka ;el. L )nna 22V, 270 SibbemM-n, |eanne 270, 287 Sidwell, Cole 87 Sifers, Kimberly 284 SiRma Alpha ' 40, 70, 72. 73, 155 SJ ;ma Alpha lota 1.38, 261 Sigma Kappa 43, 68, 70, 73, 251 Sigma Phi Hpsilon 28, 29, 41, 70, 71,73,232. 248, 284 Sigma Pi Sigma 261 Sigma Sigma Sigma 4. ' , 73, 174, 209, 286 Sigma Society 40, 45, 261 Sigma Tau Delta 262 Silvey.Jammie 139, 270, 273 Simler, Jennifer 208, 242, 247, 269, 287 Simmonds, Ryan 270 Simmons, Josh 270, 283 Simmons, Wesley 87 Simon, Melissa % Simons, Nathan 239 Simonson, Jeffrey 250, 270 Simpson., Brandon 87 Simpson, Phil 101 Sims, Janara 270 Sims, Josh 185, 270 Sindelar, Carrie 119 Singleton, Ke in 270, 277 Six, Jackie 221 Skahill, Angela 208 Skeens, Sheri 221 Skillman, David 270 skillman, Devin 208, 214, 270, 273 kinner, Michael 208 •-later, David 139 Slater, Lisa 269 Sleyster, Nathan 219 Sluss, Jarusha %, 208 SIv.Tonv 87 ■-ly, Tiffanie 208 - mall, Martin 139, 247 •-mashev, Derek 134, 135 ■-mifh, Adam 67, 87, 208, 247 smith, Amv 185, 190, 208, 247, 255, 280 ' -mith, Andrea 271 ' mith, Angela 211 smith. Brad 13 smith, Bnan 270 Smith, David 121, 226, 270 smith, Jeff 119 Smith, Enc 270 ' mith. Erica 262 smith, Camck 208 Smith. Hilary 280 Smith, Jackie 283 smith, leff 208,241,241270,284 Smith, Jevsica 270, 271, 273 Smith, Jessy 134, 137 smith, loshua 26V, 271 smith, Katie % -mith, Kcndra ll " ;. 271 Smith, KiTry 271 Smith, Kimb» rly 208 Smith, l«-da IVO Smith, Lmise 185 Smith, Mark 87 Smith, Mi-gan 271 Smith, Michele 133, 271 Smith, Rowdy 208 Smith, Sarah 208, 261 Smith, Si-an 113 Smith, Shawna 119, 271 Smith, Tn-vor 277 Smith, Iroy 14 Smilher, Justin 211,271 Smothers, Angie 247, 271 Snead, Nathan 271 Snixlderley, Brimke 208 Snodgrass, Kimberlv 209 Snodgrass, U)n 181205,209,211 Snopek, Bradford 137, 271 Stwpes, Nick 113 SoK yk, BJ 87 S»K " iety of Professional Journalists 262 Soetaert, Chervl 287 Softball 79 Stilano, Javier .300 Sondgeroth, Amber 271 Sorge, Ryan 219, 271 Sortino, Mike 113 Spahr, Jessica 205 Spainhower, Stefani 287 Spalding, Joe 247 Spangler, Harold 211, 241 Sparvell, Valerine 247, 271 Spaulding, Tiffany 229, 271 Spears, Donovan 178 Speed, Erin 190, 271 Spegal, Carstm 209 Spellman, Holle 71, 271, 280 Spencer, Tom 143, 160 Sperber, Kari 219, 253, 255, 271 Spiguzza, Katie 208 Spiking, Ben 162 Spina, Matt 271, 287 Spirit of the Dance 54, 55 Sporrer, Jeff 271 Spotts, Jennifer 271, 287 Spradling, CamI 162 Spradling, Kim 134 Sprague, Kristen 203, 221 Spriggs, Michael 209, 213, 242, 284 Springet. Mike 193 Sfacv, Justin 271 Stanford, Brooke 284 Stanlev, Brandon 271 Sfanlev.Jill 119, 271 Stanton. Julie 272, 283 Stanton, Robert 125 Stark, David 272, 283 Stames, Ja.Min 2 Sfami-s, Kelli 272 Staub. Matthew 200, 208 Stivle, Enc 182 Steen, Bonnie 221 Sfeffens,Shirelv V,214 Stefft-s, luha 272,287 Steffes. Nathan 272, 287 Stem. Frin 284 Sterner, Micheal 143 S eitz, lustin 283 INDCX 339 Stephens, Brad 241 Stephens, Sarah 182, 205, 283 Stephenson, Matthew 278 Sterago, Gillian 234, 261 Ste ens, Brian 205, 272 Ste ' ens, Holly 208, 272 Ste ens, Melissa 272 Ste ens, Mistie 272, 284 Ste ens, Pamela 250, 272 Stewart, Kathle 76, 87, 209, 229 Stewart, Kurtis 209 Stewart, Kyle 283 Stewart, Matt 87 Stewart, Mark 272 Stickelman, Sonya 272 Stiener, Rick 237 Stiens, Monica 203 Stock, Keith 241, 272 Stoehr, Tracy 45, 233, 249, 272, 283 Stofer, Justin 277 Stokes, Jennifer 272 Stoll, Karla 115 Stoitenberg, Scott 272 Stone, Abbey 229, 272, 284 Stone, Marianne 200, 211 Stoppelmoor, Denise 209 Stowell, Dorothy 253 Strade, Kourtney 221, 261 Strade,Toby 247 Strader, Jennifer 188 Straub, David 209 Strauch,Jody 155, 262 Strauch, Matt 205 Strawn, Nichole 115, 272 Stremlau, Tom 287 Stritzel, Dawn 209, 283 Strong, Buffy 64 Strong, Frank 125 Strong, Michael 203, 209 Strong, Nicole 182, 233, 272 Stubbs, Alison 272 Stubbs, Ellen 110, 111 Student Advisory Council, Student Support Services 269 Student Ambassadors 1 35, 269 Student Association for Multicultural Education 269 Student Council for ExcepHonal Children 271 Student Senate 35,68, 124, 141, 150, 271 Studts, Sarah 272, 283 Stueve, Christine 286 Stukenholtz, Julie 272 Stull, Melissa 272 Stumpenhaus, Conrad 87 Suda,Shelli 90 Sue, Mar ' Berte 214 Sullivan, Carrie 255, 272 Sullivan, Jennifer 209, 269 Sump, Denise 105 Sumrall.Ben 31, 219, 273,280 Sunderman, Abbie 90 Sunderman, Ethera 233, 249 Sunderman, Michael 87, 273 Surface, Br ian 208, 209, 110 Sutherland, Buzz 13 Sufphin, David 273, 283 Sutler, Ben 242 Sutton, Brian SV, 87, 88 Sutton, C had 2 Sutton, Grant 87 Svoboda, Jim 87 Swarnes, Jeanne 200, 205, 234, 242, 261, 284 Sweat, Corey 209, 280 Swier,Seth 287 Swink, Brian 199, 273 Switzer, Sue 238 Sybert, Timothy 273 Symington, Chris 209 Symonds, Matt 14 Szyhowski, David 250, 273 TmTTt Tackett, Amanda 233, 273 Takahashi, Aya 221 Talbott, Rebecca 273 Talmage,Jeff 193,273 Tan, Seoh-Hun 203 Tapp, Kalin 247 Tapp, Matthew 221 Tappmeyer, Steve 100, 102, 103, 107 Tarwater, Jason 209, 280 Tatum, Bart 87 Tau Kappa Epsilon 28, 29, 39, 40, 42, 68, 70, 72, 73, 172, 286, 287 Tau Phi Upsilon 39, 40, 271 Taylor, Burton 239 Taylor, Eric 152, 153 Taylor, Frank 2, 83, 87 Taylor, Jason 219, 278 Taylor, Jeff 273, 277 Taylor, Rip 62, 63 Taylor, Shannon 273, 287 Taylor, Stacy 221,273 Teague, Troy 280 Tegen, Jackie 213, 234, 262 Temel, Ebru 209 Terpstra, Sara 273 Terrell, Whitney 283 Terry, Bill 193, 213, 236, 241, 253, 255, 271, 273 Teschner, Aimee 209 Tesmer, Jessica 96, 211, 219, 273 Teven, Jason 134 Thacker, Lesley 209, 262 Thibault, Danielle 250 Thierolf, Traci 271, 273 Thieszen, Micah 200 Thomas, BriKk 273 Thomas, Rich 190, 273, 277 Thomas, Sarah 261, 273 Thomas, Susan 193 Thomas, Wilhelmena 209 Thompson, Brett 87 Thompson, Chad 83, 87 Thompson, David 278 Thompson, Katie 90 Thompson, Pat 214 Thompson, Scott 209 Thompson, Todd 273 Thomson, Mike 147 Thornburg, Amy 209, 255 Thornburg, Bryan 2, 92 Thorne, Mindy 199, 273, 284 Thornton, Alison 209, 250 Thrasher, Brandon 273 Thurston, Sarah 283 Tiemey, Jennifer 209 Tilley, David 211,273 Tillman, Shelby 273, 286 Timmerman, Andrew 87 Tingley, Luke 273 Tingley, Susan 276 Tjeerdsma, Carol 214 Tjeerdsma, Cindy 199, 276, 284 Tjeerdsma, Mel 44, 59, 84, 86, 87, 89, 106, 107, 2144 Tjelmeland, Lisa 250, 284 Tau Kappa Epsilon 70, 72 Todd, Jeff 89 Tolbert, Bryan 219 Toma, Brandy 53, 276 Tomlinson, Jason 277 Tomlinson, Lindy 115, 276, 280 Tompkins, Ryan 190, 276, 287 Tomps, Steven 209 Toothman, James 276, 287 Torgeson, Tascha 276 Torti, Shannon 119 Touney, Shannon 221 Tower Choir 212 Tower Service Awards 68 Tower Yearbook 136,138, 154,155, 273 Townsend, Alysa 205 Townsend, Mindy 280 Tracy, Paul 249 Trahan, Patrick 287 Trammell, Jeff 284 Treadman, Julie 70, 271, 276, 280 Trokey Tiffany 276, 280 Trout, Stacie 235 Trueblood, Cortney 209 Turner, Brett 203, 253 Turner, Deborah 185, 234, 241 Turner, Patrick 287 Turner, Tracey 276, 284 Turpin, Kent ' 287 Tutt, Nate 113 Tuttle,Alex 87 Tuttle, Erin 210, 226 Tuttle, Shannon 276 Twyman, Carr ie 185, 241 Tyler, Justin 87 Tyrakoski, James 283 VJjUUo Ulrich, Craig 276, 287 Underwood, Jeremy 113 University Chorale 210 University Players 273 Updegraff, Robin 276 Updike, Joshua 208,239 Mike the Dog Many years ago, when Northwest was still a teacher ' s college, a dog named Mike roamed the campus. He served as an unofficial mascot and was taken home each night by a different professor. On May 15, 1917, while Mike was roaming across campus, agriculture students were spraying a tree with fertilizer. Mike drank from the bucket of fertilizer and died. The headstone for his grave was located to the east of the Administration Buiidine. INDEX 340 f GiiM WaftM • NWMS Akimni Judy Walter • NWMS Alumni RusMll SKtdmor PETROLEUM MARKETERS SINCE 1938 PO. Box 67 Bathany. MO 64424 66(M2S-3532 S. Chavala. M.D. Eye Exam For Glasses A Contacts Diseases and Surgery of the Eye Lens Implants and Laser Surgery MeJiCare - Participating Physician Other Insurance and All Vision Care Plans Welcome For Appointments and Inquiries: Out ol Town • Toll Free 800-326-1399 2024 S. Main - Muyville 562-2S66 Old Hwy. 69 N. - Betiuny 425-23 1 7 The Clink - Mound City 442-5464 10th and Mitchell St. Joseph. 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Hmst 241 • Willie Adams • Nodaway County •Alumni House Historical Society Staff • Northwest Archives •julie Bogart • Northwest Faculty • Campus Safety •Northwest Missouriati • Cotter Travel • Northwest This Week •D S Western •Pagliai ' s Pizza •Jerry Donnely • Peak Entertainment • Dublin Worldwide • Photochrome Productions • Pickett Lane •Easter ' s Foods • Pizza Hut •Environmental Services •Linda Puntney j • James Fenis •Registrar ' s Office • Field ' s Clothing •Residential Life • Bob Gleason • Marilyn Rhea •Nancy Hall •Scholastic Advertising •Heartland View • Show Me-Inn • Susan Henggeler •Software Packaging •President Dean •Sonic Drive-In Hubbaid •Sports and •John Jasinski Information Staff •Mike Johnson • St. Anthony • KDLX •Student Body • KNWT-TV8 • Thornton Studios •Maria McCrary • University Conference •Carol McCulloch Center •Microtel • Bryan Vanosdale •Movie Magic •Vice Presidents •News and Infoimation •Annelle Weymuth Staff • Laura Widmer •Kyle Niemann •Ken Wilkie WWv Vaccaw, )calaine 253, 255, 271, 276 Vaa-k, Wayland 87 ValenH, Darbie 226,276 Van Wyk, AmbtT 193,221,276 Van HcKwe, Carrie 250, 276 Van Schyndel, Matt 205 Van Alstine, Megan 261, 276 VanAhn, Landi 210, 241 Vanbelkum, Jaime 210 VanBuskirk, Sabrina 210 VanBuskirk, Trellis 75 Vander, Gretchen Ecken 276 Vanderau, Beth 210 Vandike, Greg 276 Vandiver, Brandy 205, 210, 280 Vanness, Andrew 284 Van Zwmmeran, Wayne 122 Vanosdale, Bryan 26 Vams, Dvann 134, 273 Vasquez, ' Nic 203, 239, 276 Vaughan, Jennifer 208, 229 Vaughn, Emily 262, 273, 276, 280 Veal, Carrie 276 Veatch, Chris 210, 277 Veatch, Chuck 132 Veeman, Frank 166 Veliz, Edith 249, 280 Venn, Andrew 278 Veon, Matt 284 Veraguth, Jeremy 283 Vest, Haley 64 ' Vierck, Rachel 239 Viles, Jeremy 211, 137, 276 Vmcent, Merit 276 Vincent, Susan 210, 255 Vinson, Joev 283 Vinstin, Michael 59,278 Vleisides, Matt 113 Vochatzer, Jessica 228, 233 Voge, Matthew 2, 87 VogI, Megan 276, 286 Von Holzen, Roger 126 VonBehren, Suzanne 208 VonBehren,Jeff 180 Vonnahme, Mike 276 Vorthmann, Kendell 277, 279 Wv a. Waddell, Ronetta 185, 190, 255, 279 W ' addoups. Chad 279 Wagner. Will 87 Wahlert. Katie 213.262, 279 Waigand. Michael 277 Wald.Joel 15 Waldbilhg. Olivia 210 Waldman. |aM n 278 Waldron, Jennifer 200, 269, 287 Wdlk.T.Anne 279 Walker. Ben 221 Walker. Jea-mv 162, 200, 210, 213, 137 Walker, Mark 113 Walkout nav 4, 6, 35 Walkup, jami-s 210 Walkup, Justin 267 Wall.Ji sh 71. 165. 182. 208, 210, 253, 277 Wall, KimbeHv 261,279 Wall. Uura 190, 279, 284 Wallace, Erin %, 152, 273, 279 Wallace, Gracie 279 Wallace, Stephanie 203, 247, 279 Wallace, Tamara 219,229,271,279 Waller, Angela 185, 279 Waller, Rebecca 279 Walsh, Shawn 280 Walter, Jacob 284 Walters, Elizabeth 279 Wand, Rachel 280 Wand,Seth 87,279 Warawa, Darcy 113 Ward, Dan 277 Ward, Heather 190, 200, 210 Wardlow, Heather 271 Ware, Scott 273, 279 Warner, Craig 134 Warren, Anthony 279 Warren, Joy 199, 203, 279 Warren,!. ' 87 Warrington, Devin 205, 210, 234, 241, 261 Washam, Jason 287 Washer, John 211 Waterfield, Rob 17 Waterman, Jeanna 279, 283 Watkins, Melinda 199, 279 Watson, Amy 178, 179 Watson, Jennifer 271, 279 Watson, Kristy 286 Watson, Nate 203 Watts, Jennifer 279 Watts, John 279 WavncG. 87 Wear, Katie 279, 283 Wea er, Brad 277, 281 Webb, Amanda 281 Weber, Scott 139 Webster, Trevor 113 WedkKk, Knsti 190, 281 Weeder, Becky 208 Weekly, Amy ' % Weigei, Halie 65 Weinand. Chnsfa 214,281,284 Weiperf, Jennifer 200, 210, 134, 242, 247, 283 Weipert, Nathan 278 Weissenbach, Kellen 280 Weisz. Jessica 137 Welch, Jamie 210 Wellhausen. Bn-ft 185.277,281 Wells. Dustin 281 Welton.John 280 Wenberg. Michael 150 Wendel. Alicia 281 Wendt. Tnpvor 281 INDEX 343 VVennstedf, Matt 283 Wentzel, Eric 2,210 Wenz, Russell 2,281 V ' esle ' Student Center 273 Westphal, Cheri 249, 281 We hre v, Kary 281 VVevmuth, Annelie 50 Weymuth, Katherine 210, 271 Wheeler, Becky 14, 105 Wheeler, Beth 54 Wheeler, Kristen 284 Wheeler, Rachael 233, 249 Wheeler, Seth 234, 247, 281 Wheeler, Tim 262 Whitaker, Casey 234, 281 Whitaker, Philip 281 White, Brent 113 White, Brett 75 White, Corey 281 White, Danae 281 White, Deanna 281 White, Harvey 34, 35 White, Heather 210 White, Jennie 281 White, Jeremy 210 White, Joyce 34, 35 White, Ken 14, 59, 69, 132 White, Kerry 281 White, Meredith 221 White, Mindy 210, 233, 249, 269 White, Traci 271, 281 Whiting, Ryan 166, 221, 239, 253, 281 Whitsitt, Jennifer 282 Widmer, Laura 50, 155 Wiederholt, Angela 210, 271 Wiederholt, Jenny 226, 282 Wiederholt, Nick 282 Wiederstein, Kristi 190, 203, 210, 226 Wieland, Sarah 193, 210, 242 Wigington, Becky 284 Wiklund, Brett 278 Wikstrom, Casey 239 Wilburn, Kristina 211, 269 Wilderness, S. 87 Wiley, Scott 282 Wilkerson, Megan 229, 282 Wilkie, Ken 155, 262 Willenborg, Jami 282, 286 Willett, Brandon 218, 219 Williams Abigail 53,90 Williams, Amanda 237, 282 Williams, Bud 2,87,118,119 Williams, Damon 2,282 Williams, Derek 237, 282 Williams, Jaimee 211 Williams, Jay 280 Williams, Jennifer 282 Williams, John 280 Williams, Kali 250 Williams, LeVant 100, 101 Williams, Melissa 87,211 Williams, Tyler 185,241,277,282 Willis, Jay 200, 211 Willits, Colin 211 Willoughby, Nelson 211 Wills, Nick 283 Wilmes,Abbie 90 Wilmes, Brian 284 Wilmes,Chet 211 Wilson, Ashley 182, 205 Wilson, Cherie 280 Wilson, Jody 255, 282 Wilson, L. ' 87 Wilson, Mendv 199, 247, 255, 269, 282 Wilson, Natalie 282 Wilson, Sarah 282 Wilson, Scott 211 Wind Symphony 11, 138, 210, 282 Winecoff, Elaine 205, 282 Wingo, Jeffrey 200,211 Winholtz, Angela 211 Winstead, Wayne 104,105 Winter, Amanda 105, 282 Winter, Esther 221 Winther,Jodi 182, 282 Wisdom, Jeanette 211 Wise, Mark 211 Witt, Jessica 211,213 Wittmaack, Allison 282 Witzke, Jason 280 Wohlers, Soren 242, 282 Wolf, Tiffany 211,271 Wolfe, Tom 155 Women ' s Outdoor Track Team 118 W onderly, Angela 182, 205, 211 Wonderly, Joella 211 Wood, Angela 203,299 Wood, Lindsay 279, 282 Wood, Liz 13 Wood,Rahnl 151 Woodburn, Terri 213 Woodward, Eric 247 Woodward, Tiffany 285 Woolsey, Tucker 2, 87 Wooton, Vicki 2, 94, 95, 119 Worrall,Cori 119 Worthington, Kyle 239, 285 Wright, Cathy 38 Wright, Jerry 2144 Wright, Matthew 285 Wright, Robbyn 211 Wu,Nai-Hua 203 Wulff, Justin 185, 277, 285 Wyant, Levi 211 Wynn, Molly 262 Wy Yy Yadasi, Arika 285 Yamauchi, Toru 211, 220, 221, 239 Yancey, Emily 211 Yang, Ko-An 203, 285 Yano,Chika 211 Yano, Yasuhiro 221 Yao, Bing 203 Yamell, Jason 199 Yarnell, Karin 199 Yatabe, Manabu 211 Yates, John 14, 89 Yeager, Courtney 261 Yehle, Kristen 285 Yesenosky, Kristin 199 Y(K),J. 2 Young, Heather 285 Young, Neal 283 Young, Tracy 87, 205, 229, 285 Young, Twan 83, 84 Young, Vilas 47 Youtsey Kristy 10, 285 Yuletide Feaste 26 Yurra,J. 2 Yust, Chris 113 Zalzala, Cymande 185 Zamarripa, Irene 214 Zaner, Chris 219, 277 Zaner, Christopher 285 Zaroor,Allie 285 Zbylut, Nicole 211 Zech, Laura 68 Zeiger, Ann 2 Zeigler, Lisa 285, 287 Zeilstra, Stephanie 255 Zeliff, Nancy 205, 249 Zeller, Christopher 211 Zengilli, Emre 211, 278 Zerr, Jamie 283 Ziegler, Lisa 41 Zimmer, Jean 211 Zimmerman, Jama 205, 285 Zimmerman, Laurie 271, 283, 285 Zimmerman, Suzanne 42, 285 Zimmerschied, Michelle 273, 285 Zinke, Elizabeth 226 Zinnert, Eric 219,277 Zugg, Benjamin 241, 271, 285 ZweifeL Tom 151 The Pit In 1961, the governor granted the University $1.5 million to build the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building, named after Olive DeLuce, an artist and teacher who chaired the Department of Fine Arts for 40 years. Inside DeLuce was the Charles Johnson Theater, a 550-seat theater named in honor of Charles Johnson who acted as a chairman for the department of Fine Arts until his death in 1963. The building ' s basement, nicknamed " The Pit, " was filled with personal studios for advanced art students. IKSSfifirWlf ' INDEX 344 Colophon Northwest Miss uri State University ' s 78th volume of Toiivr was printtii b - Herff Jones, 6015 Travis Lane, Shawnee Mission, Kan. The 352-page btxik had a press run of 2,550, on 80 lb Eumiine paper and was electronically submitted to the Herff Jones plant. The cover was matte Navy 1010. The spine, " Perspective " and inside of the wall were top screened in Na y Blue N. The " Touvr " and " l JW " on the cover were re ersed out of the top scrvened wall to the base matte. The cIiKks on the cover wen? embtissed, the wall was flat screened and the grain used was sand. Endsheet paper was gray fibertext parchment, and the instructions for the CD-ROM were printed on the back endsheet in black ink. Tourer was produced in Adobe Pagemaker 6.0 using Macintosh computers. All body copy was set in Palatino 10 pt , aiKi cutlines were set in Helvetica 8.5 pt with the first three words in bold and all caps. Opening, Foreground and Background Division and Closing copy was set in Palatino 12 pt captions were set in Helvetica 8.5 , with the exception of the Division cutlines which were set in Helvetica 13 pt and were in process pantone colors. The accented words on the Opening, Foreground and Background Divisions, and Closing were in Copperplate 33BC and in process pantone colors, with the exception of the Closing which were in black ink. The body copy on the 24-hour features were set in Palatino 18 pt reversed out of a black box. Cutlines were set in Helvetica 12 pt. Student Life section headlines were set in Bondi 36 pt and the larger words were set in Helvetica 72 pt, the first word was 40 " o grey and the second was in 20°o grey, with the exception of the spreads that had process pantone colors applied to the headlines. Sports section headlines were set in Optima bold 60 pt, the first word was black, second 60% grey, third 40 o grey, fourth black and the fifth word was 30° o grey. Entertainment section headlines were set in Impact 55 pt. The first word was in 70% grey, second 20% grey, third 50 " ' grey and fourth word was set m 30% grey, with the exceptions of the spread that used process pantone colors. Academic section headlines were set in Eurostile 35 pt, force justified, reversed in a black box. The subhead was set in Clarendon Light 24 pt, 30 " o grey. Full bleed headlines were set in Stempel Garamond Roman 50 pt first word and the second word was in Helvetica 50 pt. The colors varied from process pantone colors, to greys, whites and blacks. 24-hour feature spread headlines were set in Coronet 160 pt, black and 5% grey and Goudy 48 pt reversed out of the bt) . ! H plo and Organizations spa-ad hoadiinoN wvw set in Albertus MT 60 pt, 30 " .. grey and the smaller words were set in Albertus MT 24 pt, black. The featured person ' s name in Ihi- story was set in Albertus MT 18 pt, 30 ' ' .. grey. Mini Magazine headlines were set in Albertus MT 20 to 36 pt. Black and white photographs were taken, scanned and printed by editorial board members and staff photographers. Photoshop 5.0 and ScanPrep Pro 3.5 were used to scan and cora ct photographs for publication. The photography staff used SprintScan 35 plus Polaroid scanner to scan all photographs. Illustrator 7.0 was used for information graphics. Extreme 3D was used in creation of the " Persf)ective, " , " Foreground, " " Background " and initial letters on the Opening, Closing and Division pages. They were also set in different process pantone colors with the exception of Closing which was in black ink. Title page. Opening, Foreground and Background Division pages and Closing were designed by Jammie Silvey and Jason Hoke. Student Life, Entertainment, Sports, Academics, People Organizations and Mini Magazine were designed by Jammie Silvey. 24-hours features. Index and Full bleeds were designed by Kaori Nagai. The cover was designed with the help of Kathy Pundt, an artist from the Herff Jones plant. Individual portraits and campus organization photographs were taken by Thornton Studios. Four-color photographs were printed by Thornton Studios, 40 W. 25th St., New York, N.Y., 10010, and PhotoCrome, 8190 Nieman Road, Lenexa, Kan., 66214. National issues pictures were purchased from Associated Press. For the fourth year Tower included the CD-ROM, A Different Perspective which had a press run of 2,700. The CD-ROM was produced using Macromedia Director 6.0, Adobe Illustrator 5.0, Adobe Premier and Photoshop 4.0. All screens were designed by Laura Prichard, Jon Baker and the CD-ROM staff. Videti packages were prtxluced by Leah Bym and some were directed and created by broadcasting students. All audio was prixluced by Jim Davies and Shane Schillerberg. National Advertising was sold through Scholastic Advertising of Incline Village, Nev. Campus advertising was sold by Jason Hoke. Inquiries concerning Tmivr should be sent to: Touvr Yearbook, 800 University Drive, 9 Wells Hall, Marvville, Mo. 64468. INDKX 345 Perspective Classifieds Tower yearbook 1999 Head Honchos WANTED: Editor in chief who loses keys and or wallet at least once a day. Must come close to hitting pedestrians when driving across cam- pus and carry all positions around in coat pockets. Must also en- courage staff members to get a peep before they leave the office. IP Nicole Fuller WANTED: Managing edi- tor with more nicknames than toes. Must be able to stuff an un- limited amount of ob- jects into your purse and fight with edi- tors about what the words to " Pretty Fly For a White Guy " are, and never let us forget when you find out you were right. WANTED: All-around great " family " man. Must never dwell on his age, even if he is a quarter of a century old. Prerequi- sites: Must enjoy dancing and pitchers at the Pub. The cheesier the better WANTED: Photogra- phy director with enough stuff on her desk to su pport and feed a third-world coun- try. Must burn your bra in protest, be a loving mother to El Nino and play the flute. Must be a willing and active sup- porter of the " beast. " WANTED: Kamakazi jumper from Iwo Jima. Must own a chihuahua and en- joy gambling. Must start fads such as a Wells-wide checkers obsession. WANTED: Marilyn M an so n loving Chief Pho- tographer. Must giggle and freak out if your hair is touched, or if " Were Not Gonna Take It " by Twisted Sister is played in the dark room. You must dance with a broom and have your own " flock. " WANTED: Broadway lovin ' general manager named Ken Wilkie. Must be willing to help at the drop of a hat. WANTED: Continuously happy chief photographer. Must be nice enough to let her neighbors borrow her can opener. Must keep fellow communists entertained with your dancing talents. Creative creatures WANTED: Highly organized design director who will keep her desk neat at all times, and compulsively clean the messes around her. Must drive fast and be able to remove a gallbladder. Kaori Nagai - WANTED: Shy design assistant who falls asleep at Editor ' s meetings. Must be so productive that you will always be asking the other editors for more work to do. WANTED: A help- ful adviser named Laura Widmer. Must have the guts to steal a school bus and share your dog. Murphy with the entire basement. Kaori Nagai 346 TOWCR EDITORS 1999 Tower Editorial Board AP all the way Kim Mansfield :hurch walls Emily Vaughn WANTED: Boy crazy McDonald ' s lovin ' copy di- rector who keeps constant tabs on her sta- pler. Must refer to all editors as " honey " and en- joy licking WANTED: 3opy assistant who is devoted to her Asters " Must count her pens every lay and compare their colors. WANTED: Asso- ciate editor who refuses to dress like a girl. Must t e a vegetarian and be astounded by how many ani- mals the other editors can eat at a time. Must give each editor a rock from Costa Rica to remind us of the summer you spent there. WANTED: An editorial assistant who refuses to support franchises and is not afraid to try every item on the menu at Stuart ' s. Must be a Bob Dylan fan and keep local thrift shops in business. Multi-talented WANTED: Accident prone CD ROM editor who will take after Martha Stuart. Betty Crocker and Aunt Jemima as you cook gourmet meals for the Tower House. Must beat up t oyfriend on a regular basis. Front Row Jammie Silvey. Nicole Fuller. Jason Myers, Amy Roh. Sara Ramsey and Emily Vaughn Second Row: Lisa Huse, Leah Bryn. Jim Davies. Jon Baker and Laura Widmer. Back Row: Jason Hoke. Ken Wllkie. Eric Davis, Kim Mansfield, Laura Prichard, Sarah Phipps and Kaori Nagal. Not pictured: Valerie Mossman and Shane Schillerberg 1999 Tower Contnbutors Copy: Debbie Bacon, Becky Blocher, Brad Brentlinger, Adam Buckley. Michelle Krambeck. Derek McDermott. Steven Melling. Laura Pearl, Matt Pearl, Matt McBee, Colin McDonough. Ted Place, Amanda Scott, Amy Smith. Mistie Stevens, Scott Summers, Jason Tanwater, Jackie Tegen and Stephanie Zeilstra. Photography: Wendy Broker, Shelly Caniglia, Christy Chesnul, Heather Epperly, Heidi Floersch, Dave Kompelien, Jennifer Meyer, Mike Ransdell and Rhonda Rushton. Design: Kristin Lundgren, Sarah McFarland. Kimberly Parnsh, Shelly Pruit and Mayumi Tanaka. CD-ROM: Melissa Brazile, Walid Johnson, Bryan Kaplan, Jeff Smith, Aya Takahashi and Chet Wilmes. Jon Baker WANTED: oc- casional goatee wearing CD ROM associate editor. Must be a emcee at the va- riety show, be obsessed with Satanic elves and force staff to attend cultural events like lec- tures and poetry readings. Must drive side of girlfriends car into an ATM pole. Jim Davies WANTED: CD ROM audio producer who sings on answering machines and lets his dog pee in other people ' s houses. Must wear an eyebrow ring. Shane " Steve-O " Shillertierg WANTED: A CD ROM audio director whose existence the other editors will doubt because the only time we will see you will be when you smoke with the other CD editors. Leah Bryn WANTED: A usually organized CD ROM video producer who will surprise us all by losing an important video tape and will later find it in her sofa. TOWCR eoiTOR 347 ith an evaluation of the year that looked back at how the University, community and society had changed, we were surprised at the amount of activities around. It was exciting to see new K businesses in Maryville, and along with the addition of MOVIE GALLERY, we learned a new four-plex movie theater and a Super Wal-Mart would soon be built in Maryville. On the other hand, it was sad to watch small businesses such as John ' s Market and Peak Entertainment go out of business. The University was also experimenting with new concepts and going through a series of firsts. Advancements within the Center for Information Technology Education led to the development of several online courses. The football team won its FIRST ncaa division II National Championship, the day after the First December graduation. We honored the Bearcat ' s victory in January with a weekend-long celebration. Meanwhile, we were shocked in November as two University students and one former student were charged in connection with the 1997 Midway Shop and Hop robbery and murder. •continued on page 351 AT THE SPECIAL graduation ceremony held for the Bearcat football players, Chris Griesen speaks to the crowd about the season. The Bearcats finished the season 15-0, winning the Division II National Championship in Alabama. A special graduation ceremony was held for the players and coaches that could not attend the first December graduation because of the football game. Photo by Jason Myers 348 PeRSPCcTive f I THE SHOP HOP on US Hwy 71 IS where the murder of Gracie Hixson took place. Two Northwest students and one former student confessed that they were involved with the murders. They all faced charges of first degree murder and robbery. Photo by Amy Roh AT THE 25TH anniversary luncheon for Faculty Senate. Dr. Maxwell looks at letters from people who were not able to attend. Two hundred and thirteen faculty had served on Faculty Senate since It started in 1974. Photo by Amy Roh Closing 349 CONSTRUCTION ON THE new addition to the J. W. Jones Union was in full swing during the 1 998-99 school year. A new dining area and food service areas were to be constructed with a outdoor dining patio above. Photo by Amy Roh AFTER THE REFEREE makes a controversial call, Jason Bass holds teammate Cliff Hughs back. The Bearcats were playing Graceland College at Bearcat Arena and went on to win the game. Photo by Sarah Phlpps M MEMBERS OF SIGMA Sigma Sigma join hands while singing their sorority song. The Tri Sigmas sponsored the Speak Out for Stephaine Walk to help promote safety on college campuses. Photo by Sarah Phipps 3BO PKRSPCCTIVC 4 !ii:,!|I ■ 1 ' continued from ponv AM It was difficult for us to understand how students we shared our small campus with could have been involved in murder investigations. The year brought additions to campus, including Candy, a trained drug dog, who began assisting Campus Safety in February. The groundhog welcomed an early spring and beautiful , weather in between periods of heavy snowfall, which allowed construction crews to make progress on South Complex, - ? the J.W. Jones Union and the Tau Kappa Epsilson and Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Houses. We found out the Alumni House and Rickenbrode stadium would be the next campus locations to renovate, proposed renovations to Rickenbrode included a rod-iron fence to replace the chain-link fence, new ticketing booths with computerized systems and renovated entrances to handle large crowds. Advancement came with a price. The Board of Regents raised tuition by 9 percent for the 1999-2000 school year. The changing world events affected us as well. President Clinton was acquitted on impeachment charges, and we were relieved the yearlong episode had come to a close. Looking at the foreground, background and everything in between reminded us that, with changes to campus, Maryville and the world, our perspective changed as everyday life impacted us. Closing 3S1 ' M P; tt € v- l. il IJEERDSMA S W m o .■ .■--» ., ' PI UTTON CROUPE DURING HALFTIME OF the women ' s jasketball game on Jan. 30, the Bearcat ootball team was honored for their 1 5-0 season. Chris Greisen shows off the sign dedicated to head coach Mel Tjeerdsma. rhe Bearcats were the first team in Division I history to go unbeaten and win the lational title. Photo by Valerie Mossman " " ' ! 1P 2 M _i S ll mm ■. --■: H ,• 1999 TOWER CD 0pt Macintosh QuickTime for Macintosh must be installed to enable the video packages to play. QuickTime should be located in the " Extensions " folder of your hard drive. If your computer does not come with QuickTime you can download the most recent version from Netscape at: http: qt sw sw.html. To ensure accurate colors go to " Monitors Sound " in the control panel and set the monitor to " Thousands " of colors. System requirements: • (640 X 480) color display Minimum recommended: • 8 MEG RAM • 2X CD ROM drive RECOMMENDED: • 16 MEG RAM • 4X CD ROM drive To VIEW THE CD: 1. Close all programs 2. Insert the CD into your CD ROM drive 3. Double lick on the 1999 Tower CD icon 4. Locate and click on projector file named " MacTower " 5. Sit back and enjoy WINDOWS 95 QuickTime for Windows must be installed to enable the video packages to play. QuickTime should be located in the " Windows " folder of your hard drive. If your computer does not come with QuickTime you can download the most recent version from Netscape at: http: qt sw sw.html. To ensure accurate colors go to START. Under the " settings " file choose CONTROL PANEL. Then choose DISPLAY and click on the settings tab. Under color palette choose TRUE COLOR (24 bit). System requirements: • (640 X 480) color display • 16-bit MPC soundcard Minimum recommended: • 486DX2 66Mhz CPU • 8 MEG RAM • 2X CD ROM drive RECOMMENDED: • PenHum CPU • 16 MEG RAM • 4X CD ROM drive To VIEW THE CD: 1. Close all programs 2. Insert the CD into your CD ROM drive 3. Go to " My Computer " and open drive " D " 4. Locate and click on projector file named " WinTower " 5. Sit back and enjoy

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