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closer than you think ), R. . ti !■ ■ J 1 t l o 1 I K P4 1 mn m z ' J tower ■ 2008 1; contents student life t 6 academics t 98 sports t 138 greek t 196 groups t 230 people t 264 perspective t 304 index t 332 Giosa n-yor closer than you think University Landmark The Boll Tower stands in the middle of campus on a sunny fall day. Finished in 1472, the tower has stood as a landmark of the University for 36 vears. Pholo by C ins Lee New Bearcat A new Bearcat receives her pin from Bev Schenkel at convocation. This was the first vear freshmen received a pin in the shape of a paw print. In previous vears pins looked like Bobbv Bearcat. Photo hy Chns Lfc tower 2008 ■ vol 87 northwest missouri state university • 800 university drive • maryvllle, mo 64468 660.562.1212 ■ • population: 6,613 • © 2008 title • 1 D DO u think The Universitywas like a close-knit family for some and held a sense of belonging for V- Students - me from all over the world exposing people to , p here else. Bearcat athletics brought fans together to cheer .h our sports teams. A sense of pride resonated through students in the stands, (continued on page 4) n2 ■ opening ». ■ ■■ --■■■I C S u ' liriNcmtAHl s Friendly Fans Bearcat Marching Band members sinj; along lo a song at n V W ' - ' ' ' ' " ' " ' ' V ' " .V ' ' ' ' " ' " " ' ' ' ' ' " " ' Z ' " l- uren Culler, a member of the Shirtless Bearcat Organization cheers ffiffic)thall team during lall Classic VI. Plwlo ' i Kiirn Sicfkcr- Dancers from across the Great Plains travel lo perform at the fourth annual powwow lo raise money for the University ' s Native American Scholarship. Pliolo hi leimifer Kii-fic • Students enjoyed an inflatable game during the organizational fair in the fall. I ' liohi In Chris Ue opening • SCJ an x» fl 2 B 1 ip-n wQ HiBII .(r I bonded dunff fdvantage freshman si ' till connpletion of Hudson and Perrin r Everything that took place ' ori ' TDaft ptrs ui students and faculty to ma ' Tsity closer • than you thij v ' ■ii Gui ■ . Katie PiB ' LJ4 ■ opening , .»- , K J _ | CK t- rm kW i Student KaMMipfey bonds with staff member Will Murpl HHIMeling hi dog, Zoey during Dog Days. Dog Days was sponsored by North -eSt Advocates for Animal AwarenessH ' jolo by Chris Lee • Mmile-jn diy kKk-?(Sf Advantage Week for incoming freshmen. Photo by Chris Lee • Student Senate President Alex Drurj ' and Lniwrsity President Dean Hubbard ring the Class of 1948 bell in Walkout Da tradition. Sj faJui ]ainifer Riepe • Hudson and Perrin Resi dence Halls make the ir debut on campus. Photo hy Chris Let.. ' ■ 2 ' V -- ' J ' HrDpeni ' ng -jS; CDb ■ student life DD Student Activities Council brought performers such as Hinder in the spring and Hellogoodbye in the fall while distinguished lecturers came to campus to discuss politics and the media. The second largest freshmen class in University history moved into the newly constructed Hudson and Perrin halls. Students went into an uproar when it was discovered that the beloved image of cartoon Bobby Bearcat would slowly be phased out and replaced with the Bearcat paw print. These events made for a fun filled year that brought students together and made the University closer than you think. Racing Boys Above: Students enjoy an activity available at the organizational fair. The object was to get your piece of Velcro as far as possible before being yanked back to the beginning. Photo by Chris Lee Burning Lesson Far Left: Students watch the second annual dorm fire demonstration put on in September, Campus Fire Safet) ' month. The event showed how fast a dorm room would be engulfed with smoke and flames. Photo I ' l Oiris Lee division • 7n DD Loft Building Jared Bovie, with the help of his familv, build a loft outside Phillips Hall. Due to the amount new freshmen, some residents were allowed to move in a day earlier than normal. Photo by Cliris Lee connect for early advantage Clouds and rain welcomed close to 1,500 new students to campus on move- in day. Vehicles filled the streets and umbrellas hit the skies. Move-in dav marked the beginning of a weekend full of events for incoming freshmen with things like a football game, barbecues and meeting freshman seminar advisors. University officials dubbed the weekend " Advantage. " Leslie Chandler, Coordinator of Orientation and Transfer Affairs, said the week was a success. " Advantage went really smoothly, even with enrollment up, there wasn ' t backup anywhere, " Chandler said. The Bearcats opened their football season against Arkansas Tech on move- in day. The stands were filled with fans awaiting the first game of the season. " 1 was mad that the game was called because of the weather, " Brandon Clark said. Clark, a member of the Bearcat Marching Band and a new student, was disappointed that he had to get readv for band and then ended up sitting in [Db ■ student life DD Bearcat Arena for over an hour during the rain delav- Different programs were offered throughout the weekend. " Can I Kiss You " was a program dedicated to relationships. All new students were required to attend this event. " The speaker was really funny, he opened mv eves to things that I never thought about, " Clark said. The weekend was capped off Sunday afternoon with the convocation ceremony. Freshmen listened to speakers such as Student Senate President Alex Drury, and the Dean of Enrollment Management Bev Schenkel, talk about experiences to be had at the Universitv. The event ended with freshmen accepting their paw print pins as they walked out of the gymnasium as the newest class of Bearcats. " It was a good program all around. I wasn ' t expecting that much information, 1 was really impressed, " Clark said. w • Chris Lee d ■ Erik Schrader Advantage Week Events |—| Thursday- Move in Laptop Pickup Football Game Dance Party r— I Friday Freshman Seminar Can 1 Kiss You? Comedy City |— 1 Saturday Freshman Seminar Merchant Fair Casino Night DD r , |— I bunday Greek Barbeque Textbook Pickup Seminar Convocation Monday Pancake Feed Classes begin H ■ 5 p.m. ::30a.m. -4:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. i nm. -midniRht • am. - in ii.m ' i I " ' 111 ■ p.m. 10 p.m. ' a.m. -10 a.m. 10 a.m. - noon 9 p.m - mi inii ' lil I m. - r.30 p.m. 1 p.m. -5 p.m. ]M)p n-i, 2:30 p.m. ' ' 45 p.m. -3:45 p.m. ■10 a.m. 8 a.m. Logging On Krista Abernalhy set.s up her pa.ssword on her school provided laptop during move- in day. All on campu.s residents received a free laptop to use throughout the year. PJiolo by Clirii Lee advantage week • 9D DD Friendly Visit Sarah Hayes drops in for a visit with her friend Megan Delaney, both of whom live in Hudson Hall. The girls contemplated on the late Friday night ' s activities. Photo by Knyleen Vandc Kamp Moving In Parents help new students move into newly finished Hudson and Perrin halls on move-in day. About 500 freshmen moved into the new halls during Advantage Week. Pbolo by Chris Lee Doing Laundry Darrin Ackermann gathers his laundry from the washers and dryers in the new halls. The faciUties provided entertainment with stylish flat screen television sets. Photo by Knyleen Vnndc Kamp DD student life Grand Opening President Dean Hubbard along with staff from Hudson and Perrin cut the ribbon in front of the nevvh ' constructed halls. The residence halls housed 500 new freshmen in their first year on campus. Photo by Kiu h ' cii Viiiute Kamp fresh new look Hudson and Perrin are suite It was nothing new to freshmen. But I returning students, Hving the suite life something most upperclassmen have ever experienced. David Lewev, a junior who lives on impus, said the freshmen should reallv e thankful for the new suites. " I lived in Phillips my freshman vear id then li ed off campus last year so I ever got to li ' e in a suite, " Lewev said, ' m reallv jealous of all the new fresh- len who get a nice new suite to live in »eir first year here. " Matt Matthews is the hall director of ?rrin and Desi Campbell is the hall di- !Ctor of Hudson. Matthews believes the udents are verv thankful for this new uilding and enjov living in Perrin. The students and evervone living there take full advantage of the new facility as well as the new environment. The walls are covered with activities that not only the residential assistants have set up but students as well. Rvan Heft, an RA from Hudson Hall, recognizes the unity of students in the hall. " Residents are a lot more involved with the activities the RA ' s put on and that forms a greater bond with kids on each floor, " Heft said. Even with the positive aspects of unitv and environment, the new build- ing ' s structure was an issue. " There were problems with the build- ing at first but that goes for almost every new building, " said Matthews. " It takes a couple of months to get the little kinks worked out. " At the beginning of the vear there were multiple issues with flooding. " The building is built on this mas- sive hill so whenever it rains all the water comes rushing down the hill and puddles up at the back doors of Hud- son, " Heft said. " The first rain we got this vear caused a big puddle at the foot of the door. But the contractors fixed that problem. " Overall, most of the freshmen living in Hudson and Perrin enjoy the dorms, especiallv since they are the first ones to live there. " It is really nice to live in these new suite dorms as freshmen, but it ' s kind of even cooler since we ' re the very first class to trv them out, " Jordan Lewis said, w ■ Dannv Schill d • Erik Schrader freshmen halls DD literally a lot more students, more space Prospective students casually walked across the leaf-covered sidewalks tak- ing in the different sights and sounds of campus life. High school seniors liked what they saw and decided to make the Universitv their new home. Bev Schenkel, dean of enrollment management, said the average size of the freshman class over the last 20 years is 1,200 students. The number of first- time freshman grew by 19 percent and with 1,446 students, formed the second largest freshman class in the Universi- ty ' s history. The largest freshman class was 1,451 students in 1989. Schenkel also said there was a 6 per- cent increase last year in total students and undergraduate enrollment was at 5,661 students, the highest level ever. The University always had a mailing campaign where information was sent home to students ' families as early as their freshman year in high school. The University also started recruiting high school students at a younger age than the tvpical junior and senior. " One of the initiatives that we put into place about four years ago was the Early Outreach Program, " Schenkel said. " We have an educator who goes out and talks to eight and ninth graders about college, actions to take after high school and what they need to do to be prepared for college. This last year we talked to 2,200 students through that program. " Schenkel believed that aggressive marketing and ad campaigns helped in recruiting students. The University took out ads in high school newspapers and put up more billboards across the state. " We know that a majority of our students travel from about a two hour radius, " Schenkel said. " So that ' s really where we trv to focus our advertising and billboards. 72 percent of our stu- dents are from Missouri, 12 percent are from Iowa and 9 percent are from Ne- braska. " According to Schenkel there were numerous things that helped students ' choose to come to the Universitv includ- ing the laptop program, textbook rental, winning athletic teams and new dorms. " The laptop program still differenti- ates Northwest from other state institu- tions. Families and students find a real value in Northwest providing that, " Schenkel said. " The residence halls that opened this year have also provided us with some great excitement. They had great appeal with our students. " Ashley Bailey made the decision to attend the University during her junior vear of high school. She said that the laptop program had a lot to do with her decision and was a big plus but she was excited about the new dorms more. " 1 live in Perrin and the rooms are re- ally nice and big, " Bailey said. " I ' ve seen the old freshman dorms and I ' m glad that I didn ' t get put in those. It ' s pretty cool that I am the first one to ever live in mv room. Bailey really liked the student to teacher ratio since she graduated from a small school. Her main concern was finding a university that wasn ' t too far away but close enough she could still drive home on the weekends and the University seemed like the perfect place. " I went to the meeting when they [re- cruiters] came to school and it seemed like a cool place, " Bailey said. " I ' ve always heard from other people that Northwest is a really nice college. So I kept checking it out and now I ' m here and 1 love it. " Eric Carlin said that he came to the University for manv reasons but the size of campus and closeness to home were big factors in his decision. " I ' m from Omaha and so a quick two hours and I ' m home which is very con- venient, " Carlin said. " Another thing that I really liked about Northwest is that the size of campus is big enough that 1 see new people but small enough that I can make a difference on the campus. " Carlin believed he made the right de- cision and he would have a good fresh- man year at the University. " I ' m enjoying the college life at Northwest so far and I am enjoying all of the opportunities that I have around campus, " Carlin said. " Things have been reallv fun and I ' ve enjoyed my experi- ence so far. " w • Kylie Guier d • Erik Schrader ni2 DD student life r ZWW m H Close Quarters The parking lot behind Roberta, Hudson and Perrin halls is full of vehicles. With the opening of the new halls, finding good parking places was difficult for students. Pliolo hi Icninfer Riepe Lunch Rush Students wait in lines in the Bearcat Food Court. The increase in numbers forced ■jome classes to be held in the Station and new residence halls . P io(ci hy Jennifer Riepe numbers increasing • ISD DD Rock Out Papa Roach lead singer Jacoby Shaddix shouts out to the fans at Bearcat Arena. The trio of bands marked the very first sellout concert for Student Activities Council. Photo by Chris Lee maxed out 3,300 cram Bearcat Arena The crowd roared as the band stepped on stage. Fans sang along to every word, and they were crowd surf- ing throughout the show. For many, the concert was the perfect way to unwind before spring finals week. Hinder, the hard rock band known for " Lips of an Angel, " performed for a sold out crowd of over 3,000 people. The show also included the bands Operator and Papa Roach, known for " To Be Loved " and " Scars. " " I really enjoyed Papa Roach ' s performance, " said Emily Weber. " I was more interested in seeing those guys than seeing Hinder. 1 had never heard of Operator before but they did a real good job getting the crowd pumped up for the other bands. " ni4 ■ student life DD The concert was put on by Student Activities Council and took place in Bearcat Arena on April 19. The show was sold out, a first for the University. " We sold a total of 3,300 tickets for the show, " said Kelli Farris, president of SAC. " We spent approximately $75,000 for the bands and all other incidentals that are included when we put on a con- cert like this. " Numerous hours were put into mak- ing the show happen. The majority of the work was done by students. Even though the concert sold out, many University students were not excited to hear that Hinder was coming. Numerous anti-Hinder groups started to pop up on immediately af- ter the announcement was made claim- ing Hinder " sucked " and the band didn ' t deserve the attention they got. Joshua Embrey joined the anti-Hin- der group on and said he would rather have seen a band like Green Day, Rascal Flatts or Toby Keith. " Perhaps everyone was pissed because Hinder cannot sing live to save their lives, " said Embrey. Despite negative feedback from some students, Alyssa Moore believed many of those in attendance enjoyed themselves and all the bands performed great live. " Everyone had so much fun, " said Moore. " Everyone was really into it. I think SAC did a really good job with the show. " w • Kylie Guier d ■ Erik Schrader Main Event Lead singer of Hinder, Austin Winkler, sings to the band ' s hit song " Lips of an Angel. " Along with performing their hits, they covered a variety- of other well- known pieces like " Born to be Wild. " Photo by Chris Lee Long Wait Fans anxiously await for the doors to open prior to the concert. X106 helped time pass by playing music and chatting ' A ith fans. Photo by Chris Lee hinder • ISD DD relative fun family weekend pancake party Pancakes were flying onto paper plates while the delicious aroma of sausage and coffee filled the air. Comfortable chatter could be heard between students and their parents as they began the Saturday morning of Family Weekend at the Bell Tower. From 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., students and their family could pay $4 for a breakfast of sausage, juice, coffee and famous Chris Cakes pancakes. Chris Cakes is an Iowa-based business that now travels nationwide. The event was put on as a fund-raiser by Student Senate. Kristin Hilde, events planning chair for Student Senate, said they decided to do the event because it was a fun activity for families and the food was good. " It ' s easy, simple, and people like it, " Hilde said. Families enjoved the fun and exciting atmosphere. The Chris Cakes team, Ted and Evonne White, pro ' ided exhilarating entertainment for the dozens of students and parents. Evonne shouted out an exuberant " Ho! " every time she flipped a pancake onto a customer ' s plate. Families were impressed bv the couple ' s flipping abilities and playful sensibihties. One customer seemed reluctant to step back from the grill to catch a pancake flying in midair. " I ' m old but I can throw a little bit farther than that! " Evonne exclaimed. Evonne said she did not have a specific method for flipping the pancakes precisely onto people ' s plates every time. " Every second is a new second. There ' s no technique, " Evonne said. Ted joked that the trick to accurate flipping was classified information. Josh Coburn and his parents were in for a surprise in the pancake line. They did not watch the people in front of them catch the pancakes in midair, so they did not notice the first pancake come flying at them. It missed the plate and fell right to the ground. The Coburns were ready for the next one, however, and quickly got the hang of catching them with their plates. Coburn almost missed the last one when it flew over his head, but he was able to grab it out of the air with his hand. The Coburns arrived just before the 9:20 a.m. rush. Coburn said his motivation for getting up early on a Saturday was because his parents wanted breakfast. " They scheduled breakfast for the parents, not college students! " his mom laughed. Despite the early hour, many students and their families showed up tc enjoy the breakfast and entertainment. James Brandly came to the event with friends to enjoy the delicious breakfast. " They ' ll wake you up, that crazy pancake couple, " Brandly said. Flipping Pancakes Evonne White flips food to a Universit family member while spectators watcl in the background. Evonne launchei hundreds of pancakes throughout th morning. Plioto In Ktii li ' cii Vniiiic Kiviif) DD student life ncakes Galore d White of Chris Cakes distributes 1 flapjacks to the line of customers, ople of all ages enjoved the pancakes the bright Saturday morning of Family ;ekend. Photo by Kayleen Vande Kamp chris cakes 170 DD Unimaginable Illusions Wesley Miller becomes frightened as Jim Wand makes the bottom half of his body disappear into thin air. The crowd enjoyed the reactions of those under hypnosis. Photo by Jennifer Riepe DlS • student life DD mind games the Wand of illusion Digging deep into their subconscious udonts and family from the University fgan to loose control. Hypnotist, Dr. m Wand, had them under his power. Wand kicked off Family Weekend ■stiyities with his 24th visit to campus, sing a colorful, spinning light Wand Liickly began trying to help the 26 vol- nteers let go of their subconscious. After a few moments only 15 stu- ents and family members remained on age, completeh ' under hypnosis. The !st went back to their seats replaced by ve members from the audience who ere well into their subconscious. Wand iked them to become Greek gods and lake their way on stage. They had also jccumbed to the power of the light. Wand allowed the volunteers to sink eeper into hypnosis while he shared ories of past college visits. " One time last fall while on a campus lev had asked me to do something on nimals, " Wand said. " So I had all the Li s on stage become purebred show dogs and the girls were their handlers. As I finished interviewing dog nimiber four, who I remember was named Jojo, and began talking to dog number five, JoJo jumped up and bit me in the butt. It was so bad I had to get stitches. " With a few waves of his hand. Wand ' s volunteers were sunbathing on a tropical beach. Some rubbed sunscreen on their bodies; others stretched out so far thev almost fell out of their chairs. A few short moments later volun- teers saw parts of Wand ' s body slowly disappear. Screaming in terror they grabbed each other for comfort. Bringing his missing parts back. Wand brought a dance competition to the stage. Hypnotized members began waving their hands and moving their feet to the music. Continuing his act Wand had a vol- unteer believing the microphone stand was the woman of his dreams. Another believed a balloon animal was a pit bull ready to attack. He finished off the night with an American Idol singing contest. Univer- sity student and volunteer, Darnell John- son, believed he was hit, female singer Beyonce Knowles. Afterward volunteers had mixed re- actions on what just happened. Jessica Seipel couldn ' t find her shoes she had taken off while under hypnosis. Stephanie Keen, only remembered the volunteer next to her being terrified of the pit bull that was ready to attack him and how scared she was for him. Johnson claimed to remember all of his actions and said his favorite part was being Beyonce in American Idol. Wand says he doesn ' t personally do shows for new venues but likes to return to past hosts. He also planned to keep the University on his list. " The people and students at North- west are why I keep coming back. The people here always treat me so great, " Wand said. vv • Megan Tilk d • Erik Schrader Dance Competition Students showed of f their moves in an attempt to win a fictional dance contest. Wand kept the audience involved using a ■-eries of acts. Pliolo by leiiiiifer Riepe Reappearing Act lim Wand made Stephanie Keen think he was onlv half visible, causing her to jump when a floating torso sat near her. The audience was in shock by the way Wand performed. Photo by Jennifer Riepe jim wand guitar halo games that rock and rollout Master Chief walks through the rough, mountain terrain. His battle rifle is slung over his shoulder. He waits. A bullet comes from above and to the west. He fires, shots fly on the screen. The Master Chief falls into the flowing river. " I ' m done man! " Jeff Schnell yells to the glowing television screen as he tosses his controller over to his bedside. According to ' s entertainment producer, Matt West, said Halo 3 enjoyed unprecedented hype and results following the Sept. 25 release. In the first day it made $170 million, and that was in the United States alone. " This made it the biggest launch in entertainment history, " West said. Halo 3 was the concluding game in the Halo story line, which began with Halo ' s release in 2001. Since then graphics and technology have increased in quality and performance, and the game has become considerably more interactive due to additions like the theatre. " It takes multi player to a whole different level. And the graphics are amazing, " Schnell said. A well-received update to Halo 3 was the addition of the theatre. The theatre was a special feature that allowed the player to watch previous scenes from an independent camera. The camera could go ahead o f the player, behind, in a completely different area and watch how the scene unfolded. Cory Chase waited six hours in a Wal-Mart line the night it was released so he could bring it home. Chase said the hype started in May, when Bunjie released a Beta multi player version that could be tested online through the game Crackdown. From then, it got even more intense. " It was around my birthday, the end of August, when I started getting really excited about it. " Chase also mentioned the dialogue changing with difficulty levels as one thing he liked about Halo 3. He remembered one change specifically. " There were three brutes in the room. I killed one of them and another said, ' That was my lover! ' Yeah, that goofed me right up, " Chase said. w • Kate Hall d • Erik Schrader Guitar Hero III Facts Guitar Hero III was released October 28, 2007, and grossed $100 million in its first week, making it one of the most popular games released in 2007. M — The game also has more interactive options including a guitar battle mode, and a set list expanded by 12 with some big names including Metallica and recent rockers like The Killers. DD D Since the original release. Guitar Hero has taken players and rock stars by storm, including Jonathan Davis from Korn, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, Bob Bryer of My Chemical Romance and many more. 020 DD student life Rocking View Axel Steel, one of the playable characters from the Guitar Hero scries, looks out into the world of Halo 3. Photos by Katie Pii-nc ■ Pliolo IllW ' Iritlioii hy I ' .rik Sihmdcr Cory Chase drinks Game Fuel to extend his plav time. Pepsi Co. produced Halo inspired Mountain Dew Game Fuel upon the release of Halo 3. Photo by Katie Pierce halo guitar hero 21 D Successful Pomping Sigma Sigma Sigma Kati Pugh makes some adjustments to their Asian themed float. It took a little over a month to complete and won first place. Photo by Kayleen Vande Kamy pomped up getting down to the wire Homecoming is known to colleges all over the country. With many contests, activities, Walkout Day, parade and football game, students often cram their schedules with things to do. What most people don ' t know is that for many students, Homecoming preparation events hit their calendars almost a year in advance. Only a week after all the festivities, many Greek organizations will begin making partnerships for next year ' s events. A new Homecoming executive board is elected shortly following the big event and many organizations begin attending meetings to discuss rules and changes to the upcoming year. One of the things that takes the most time involving Homecoming is the parade float. For the 2007 school year, the men of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity along with the women of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority teamed up to build their masterpiece. Phi Sigma Kappa had made plans with the sororitv just a week after the 2006 Homecoming weekend ended. The two organizations began building their float on Sept. 1- 56 days before the parade. What started as a farm trailer would soon become an elaborate work of art. Most would say, the basic necessities for building a float for Homecoming would be wood for the frame, lots of chicken wire, glue, tissue paper known as pomps and lots of man hours. Money is also another thing very important in the float building process as one box of pomps containing 24 packages of a certain color can cost over $60. Step one of building a float would be constructing a frame. A wooden frame is needed to support the massive amounts of chicken wire, glue and pomps. Chicken wire by itself is too flexible and light. Building the frame can be one of the most stressful parts. Andrew Nolker, member of Phi Sigma Kappa, was named float chair. " Getting the dimensions and everything to meet the requirements in the bylaws is tough, " Nolker said. After a frame is built and attached to the trailer, members of the organization will spend many hours unrolling feet of chicken wire. They then cut it to the dimensions needed, snip the thin wire that holds the middle solid and stretch it. Stretching takes multiple people pulling in multiple directions. Stretching is necessary to flatten wire that came rolled in a cylinder. The next step is to cover every square inch of the frame with the stretched chicken wire and attach it with nails or staples. The more tightly pulled the wire is over the frame, the better it will be to decorate. Next comes the most time consum- ing part, what most call " pomping " the float. Members of Sigma Sigma Sigma and Phi Sigma Kappa used two sheets of pomp slightly offset then twisted them around their index and middle fingers to create a " pomp. " They then dipped the bottom end into the glue. Hannah Boehner, member of Sigma Sigma Sigma, says it is one of her favorite and least favorite parts. " I hate the glue, it ' s nasty. I would rather just roll the pomps and let someone else glue, " Boehner said. After dipped in glue, the pomp is then stuck through one of the holes in the chicken wire. Do this a few thousand times over the course of a few weeks and what was once chicken wire covering a frame wifl be a colorful creation. Many things can change as floats are built. Adding a layer of pomps can add inches and weight to your structure. All these are things to consider whfle building, as there is a set of rules everyone must follow set by the executive board. " You have to pay attention to detail and watch your measurements as vou build and then make sure it ' s strong enough to go down the road. Then worry that thev all meet requirements for judging, " Nolker said. Both Boehner and Nolker agree the time spent was well worth it when getting to hang out with friends. Winning first place, like their float did, made it even more worthwhile. w ■ Megan Tilk d • Erik Schrader 022 DD student life 4f . !A 9 ' . -t: ■ - A ■■V ,« Ti K .V- ' - Late Night Sigma Sigma Sigma member, Melinda Bell, helps her sisters pomp late into the night. Sigma Sigma Sigma and Phi Sigma Kappa joined together to build a first place float. Phoio In Kayleen Vaiule Kamp Building Foundations Phi Sigma Kappa members. Matt Drummond and Matt Oyler, drill a frame together An Asian theme was used for the float. P ki(o In Kayleen Vande Kamp pre-homecominq • 23D DD Bearcat Royalty King Mac Mohi and Queen Nisha Bharti, wave to the crowd as they ride through the parade. The theme of the parade was Around the World. Plwlo by Kaylccn Vandc Knmpt Winning Float Sigma Sigma Sigma and Phi Sigma Kappa created an Asian float for the Around the World Homecoming theme. The groups received first place. Photo by Kayken Vimde Kamp D24 ■ Student life DD journey home bringing us closer together This vear marked the 84th I lomecoming celebration. With the tlu ' ine " Bobby Goes Around The World " , man - creative ideas were used. I Beginning Oct. 22 and ending with the football game on Oct. 27, it made for six eventful davs. Homecoming festivities were open to all students, alumni, facultv, staff, familv, friends and members of the com- munity. Events included: banner, canned art, penny wars, parade entries. Variety Show skits. Walkout Dav and more. • VARIETY SHOW ■ In front of a crowded Performing Arts Center, students from Greek orga- nizations displayed their dancing, sing- ing and acting talents and performed in the annual Homecoming Varietv Show. Organizations prepared skits based on the specific theme of travel- ing around the world. Members of the audience witnessed acts such as Bobby Around the World: The Mascot Challenge " performed by Alpha Gamma Rho and Sigma Society and " Where in the World is Bobbv Bearcat " bv Alpha Sigma Alpha and Phi Si ia Kappa. " The Variety Show was probably my avorite part of Homecoming. It ' s some- hing different that you don ' t see in high ■school. It ' s just fun to see your friends jp there making you laugh, " said Shelbie ight. Winning highly competitive skit was ' Indiana Jones and the Calendar Caper " performed by Phi Mu Alpha and Sigma Alpha Iota. The Variety Show included olio acts to fill in time between skits. Olio acts are usually performed by members outside of the Greek community. This year ' s olio acts included dancing, singing and stand up comedy. First place was taken by Dan Rasmussen. Members of Homecoming Royalty were also presented during the Variety Show and the king and queen were crowned on opening night. Nisha Bharti, was crowned 2007 Homecoming queen and Mac Mohi was named king. • PARADE ■ On Saturday, crowds lined the streets from campus to the courthouse to witness what many students had spent countless hours preparing. Pomped floats, mini floats, paper mache clowns, students in costume dancing as clowns and many area marching bands made their way down Fourth Street for the Homecoming Parade. Many globes and travel acces- sories could be spotted throughout the parade, as organizations based their en- tries around the theme. Light walked in the parade as a pomped clown for her sorority, some- thing many Greeks endure throughout the years. " Since I was in the parade I only got to see what was still going after I got done. I got to see my sorority ' s float and that was probably my favorite part of the parade. I really liked the guvs swimming in the back of a truck though too; that was crazy, " Light said. Jalopy is another category for en- tries in the parade. Members of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity lined the back of a pickup truck with tarp before fill- ing it with water. Men would then splash around as the truck rolled slowly through the parade. Cross country runner, Amanda Gray, was able to witness her first Homecoming parade this year. In past years she had to miss out on many of the activities due to meets. " I really wanted to see the parade since it would be my first time being on campus for Homecoming. Some of my friends met at my house before the pa- rade so we could sit together, " Gray said. This year ' s parade seemed disap- pointing for many students. Nick Hager, was able to witness the parade for a third year. " I wasn ' t as impressed with the pa- rade this year. It just seemed really long and slow. I really liked the clown heads though, " Hager said. " The parade was kind of a let down, " Gray said. " I was so excited for it and then it took so long my friends and I left early. " The winning, highly competitive float was made bv the members of Phi Sigma Kappa and Sigma Sigma Sigma. Overall best parade went to Phi Mu and Phi Sigma Kappa. (Continued on page 26) 1 homecoming • 250 DD (Continued from page 24) ■ FOOTBALL VERSUS WASHBURN ■ In front of 8,325 fans, the Washburn Ichabods came to Bearcat Stadium looking to crush the hopes of a Homecoming victory. Thanks to a 19 yard touchdown pass from Joel Osborn to Kendall Wright on fourth-and-eight play in the final minute, the Bearcats beat Washburn 28-27. The win, not only a great Homecoming victory, would also give the Bearcats a share of the MIAA championship. " Words can not express how happy I am, " head coach Mel Tjeerdsma said, " Conference championship, I even forgot about that. Dallas (Flynn) had to remind me after the game. " Tjeerdsma ' s words rang true in the ears of many who witnessed the tightly played game. It was the first time the Bearcats had trailed at halftime of a home game since 2003. Senior linebacker, Jared Erspamer, was given the Don Black Award for his performance in the game. Erspamer recorded 13 tackles against the Ichabods and was named MVP. Tjeerdsma was very proud of the way the Bearcats rallied late in the fourth quarter when behind with just minutes remaining. " The good thing was we had just about three minutes. Obviously we had to score a touchdown. We had a great Shots Fired kickoff return. That set us up because that allowed us to stay out of our two minute offense. It allowed us to do things we were really comfortable with and we were able to call plays and use our time outs, " Tjeerdsma said. ■ SHOTS FIRED • Just as many students were heading home from their nighttime Homecoming activities and crawling away from the bar an event to land on headlines all over the U.S. occurred. Shortly before midnight on Saturday shots were fired outside of The Station during the Black and Gold Pageant. Local law enforcement and campus safety officers rushed to the scene and soon word spread throughout campus. Students were alerted through e-mail and campus wide alarm systems. The warnings and e-mails asked students to stay put and the campus was put under lock down. Law enforcement officers began scanning the campus and conducting room searches for two persons of interest. The campus and community were put on the look out for the two suspects, African-American males wearing green hooded sweatshirts with dreadlocks. By 6:36 a.m. the active alarm systems had been turned off and campus residents and guests were finally able to sleep. The only damage sustained was to vehicles parked near The Station no people were injured. " I was Homecoming chair for my sorority and hadn ' t gotten any sleep Friday night because of getting everything ready for the parade, " Hannah Boehner said. " I live off campus but went to stay the night in Roberta Hall because I knew my roommates would keep me up. Then the alarms started going off and never stopped. I still didn ' t get any sleep. " A week after the incident, no arrests had been made in connection with the shootings. • NIGHT LIFE • Homecoming can seem like prime time party time for many who choose to indulge. Many of the bars offer extended hours and drink specials to draw customers. The Outback hosted the 18 " " annual Kegs and Eggs. Starting at 6 a.m. on Saturday, Ted and Evonne White of Chris Cakes provided a breakfast buffet to go along with the early bird drink specials. Burny ' s opened their doors at 8 a.m. for biscuits and gravy. They also offered a shuttle bus to transport those that had chosen to participate in their drink specials to the football game. Many students, like Hager, chose house parties to the crowded bars but either way still had a great time. w ■ Megan Tilk d • Erik Schrader Campus Safety and Maryville Public Safety officers stand in the parking lot near The Station. Shots were fired around midnight on Saturday. PIiolo by Scott Levine D26 DD student life Hand Off Joel Osborn gives the ball to Xavier Omen during the game against Washburn. Omen finished the game with 143 rushing yards on 32 carries. Photo by Chris Lee Winners End Phi Mu Alpha and Sigma Alpha Iota finish their homecoming skit. Thev won highly competitive skit during the 2007 Homecoming activities. Photo by Jessica Nelson homecoming 270 DD phasing out Bobby Bearcat through the ages After 91 years, the University had phased out the cartoon logo of the school ' s symbol, the Bearcat. Focusing marketing efforts towards the bearcat paw displaying an " N " in the center, officials in the University ' s ath- letic department did away with the logo of Bobby Bearcat wearing a sweatshirt. " Since everyone who are fans or alumni and people who know North- west, the one thing that they think of is the paw, even though Bobby is an athletic symbol as well, " Morris White, athletic marketing, promotions and licensing said. " The paw is the most recognizable thing when you talk about athletics or not. " The University trademarked both the Bobby Bearcat logo and the paw logo to avoid infringement. Phasing out the Bearcat logo gradu- ally began in 2006. White said phasing out the Bobby Bearcat logo eliminated confusion over the primary logo for Northwest athletics. When news broke to eliminate the logo. University students and members of the Maryville community, were not happy to see it go. " That ' s not even cool, " Mason Becker said. " Bobby Bearcat ' s our mas- cot, they can ' t just take away the symbol of him. " Word spread fast prompting two groups on and a Web site, The Facebook group " Bobby Stays or We Go " saw over 1,000 members in 24 hours and over 2,100 members total. The mass attention over the situa- tion sparked a visit by White and athlet- ics director Bob Boerigter at a University student senate meeting. Boerigter began the presentation by acknowledging the positive and nega- tive feedback he had received about the controversial decision. " It doesn ' t make a difference if the issues are large or small; people care, " Boerigter said. KQ2, a St. Joseph TV news station and a handful of students attended the meeting. Nic Brent, questioned the athletic department ' s judgment on the decision. " I just feel like [the Bobby logo] has been such a big part of our tradition, and 1 don ' t understand why suddenly there ' s such a need to get rid of it, " Brent said. Given the events surrounding the phasing out of the cartoon Bobby Bearcat logo. University President Dean Hubbard said he supported Boerigter and the department ' s decision to move forward. " Anytime you deal with symbols, then the very first reaction to a symbol or a change in a symbol, is an emotional one, " Hubbard said. Hubbard said this is a non-issue since cartoon Bobby Bearcat was not be- ing eliminated completely. " Bobby Bearcat will still be around and presumably over time, the costume will change, and people will draw, dif- ferent artists will draw different render- ings of what a bearcat would look like, " Hubbard said. w • Evan Young and Dominic Genetti d ■ Erik Schrader 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 028 ■ student life 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 bobby -290 DD L technically deprived for 48 hours Technology and striving for what is better, more economical, safer and faster has dominated the world. Every aspect of American life is inundated by techno- logical advances. Every where people turn they can see computers and robots, students walking through campus with cell phones and iPod ear phones stuffed in their ears who avoid eye contact and social interactions by muting out the sounds from the outside world with art- ists like Kelly Clarkson, Good Charlotte, Soulja Boy or Disturbed. People depended daily, hourly on the assistance and security technology offered. But it ' s nothing that ' s needed to actually physically survive. Maybe that ' s why it sounded like fun to ask four re- porters to try and go without technology for two days. Two days, 48 hours. A person can do anything, or without anything in this case, for two days - can ' t they? In theory, with the correct amount of per- severance and dedication. Otherwise thev have little bends, big breaks in their efforts to go without. That ' s what hap- pened - no one made it. Technology was so important, so intrinsic that everyone used some form of advancements that was specifically outlined in the do not use list, at least once. The experiment was to try and re- turn to a more simple time when there were fewer distractions and the average attention span was longer then seven to 10 minutes between commercial breaks. Technology is a huge part of our culture in this time period. Without it the world seems unnecessarily quiet at times and void of distractions. While in theory two days with books, homework and napping instead of and, tele- vision sitcoms or the constant ringing of a cell phone should have had a calming effect, it was the opposite. It was tiring in that same way you feel when setting down a book after more reading than you intended, rubbing the bridge of your nose, feeling strain in your eyes, hearing silence echo through your head. w ■ Kate Hall d ■ Erik Schrader DaO ■ student life DD kate hall I tlnHiv;ht tliis would bo easy (or nu 1 use technology, but 1 don ' t consider myself firmly planted in the present century. don ' t civn have a Faccbook accoitut, I went without my cell phone for a month last summer and the television in n bedroom is older than ! am. I was wrong. It wasn ' t easy. 1 oyerslept the first day because my cell phone ivas my alarm clock. I o erslept the second day too. sat, biting my nails, wondering if 1 had any e- mails, wondering if the boots at were nn sale ' et, wondering anything. was miserable 2nd fidget]! for tivo days. I cheated, I couldn ' t help it. 1 called two people, and listened to XM radio, but justifiably I wasn ' t the one to :urn it on. That ' s an excuse, I felt like a junkie in need of a fix Jessica nelson And so it begins. Two days without technology. Some may call it two days disconnected from the world. But to me, I call it a challenge. Could you be Tech Free? LJLJ Our Forbid Luxuries • Television • Radio CD player • MP3 Player • Cellular Device • Blow Dryer ■ Hair Straightener • Computer • Microwave ■ Toaster • Credit Card ■ Debit Card •Fob • Handicap Door Button • Elevator ■ Washer • Dryer LJL-I Our Usable Luxuries • Land Line Phone • Fridge • Camera •Car ■ Lights I ' ve made it without my hair dryer and hair straightener or watching the Weather Channel. No radio or CD player means I have to listen to every squeak my car makes as I tool down the road towards campus. Frankly, some of these noises don ' t sound good. Without the ability to check my Facebook ei ery three minutes or the latest headlines on, this day really goes by sloivly. I ' m watching the two guvs in front of me send each other stupid gag gifts on Facebook. Lucky people. On the second day, I still hadn ' t checked my e-mails. I really want to but then again, I ' ve only got 15 hours left. I think I can make it. At around noon, I called. I ' ll admit it. It started by checking mv school e-mail which told me two friends had written on my acebook wall. [t ' s officially been blown open. I really thought 1 could handle the challenge. But apparently not. Well, mv phone did stay off for the most part. tech free ■ 31 D DD Technology Tangle J For two days, four staff members cut the ' cords tying them to technology and the I world. Photo Illustration by Chris Lee 032 DO student life woki ' up lo tin ' rini;ini; o on Jennifer riepe old, wind-up alarm clock. It stunk. I dressed and put on my watch instead of grabbing niv cell piione. Breakfast was cereal md niillv. cheated this moritiu because I forgot to upload some photos to be printed, then I |iad to call my mom to tell her 1 couldn ' t find the photos she wanted. 1 spent nine hours of this old, wet day going between classes on mv bike. 1 checked out books without using my card ind had ti riti ' a check for m - University bill. I plan to read part of a book tonigiit. I woke again to more ringing of the cursed alarm. It wasn ' t quite so early today, but 1 still don ' t like the metallic clanging. 1 only had class [ ' in 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., but the weather was still soggy. I haven ' t turned on my phone ince Monday and I miss being able to use the alarm to remind me to keep track of time. 1 lnHight about staying up until midnight to celebrate being able to use technology, but I ' m too tired, I ' ll celebrate tomorrow. Looking back, two days ithout technology wasn ' t too bad, but I really missed the microwave and toaster. arrison sissel I ' m a very technical person, so the thought of going 48 hours without technology challenged me and sounded fun at the same time. I knew from the start that this would probably be the hardest thing I ' ve ever done, because I use technology religiously, almost like breathing. At the beginning of day one 1 was excited, but of course 1 knew that I would struggle. I managed to go most of the day without using the items on our " do not use " list, but then a friend reminded me that my all time favorite TV show. Heroes, was on at 8 p.m. So yes, I cheated once, on purpose. 1 also forgot that we weren ' t allowed to use elevators, and I took one down on accident. So struggled and cheated a couple of times, but near the end of the second day I was thinking that not using technology wasn ' t so bad. 1 thought that if 1 had to go a week without it, 1 could. Then again, here I am plastered to my computer and cell phone, [hinking 1 never want to leave them behind. tech free • 33D an heavy ice storm hits Maryville News reports of severe damage to Oklahoma cities flooded tlie media as the ice storm continued on its path across the Midwest. On Monday, Dec. 10. the University cancelled final exams starting at 7 p.m. Monday night and all exams scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 11 ' due to anticipated severe weather. ' E-mails were sent to students, facul- ty and staff detailing the rescheduling of final exams and Campus Safety provid- ed advice on what to expect in the event of a power outage. That night, freezing rain poured out of the black skies and coated everything it touched. Tuesday morning, the rain had moved on and curious students ventured out of their rooms to survey the damage. Trees on campus sustained approxi- mately $2 million in damages, estimated at one third its worth. " I didn ' t think there was that much ice on the streets or sidewalks on Tues- day but to see all the trees and limbs on the ground was pretty intimidating, " Canden Johnson said. The University campus was also the Missouri State Arboretum. Federal fund- ing was sought for recovery and replace- ment efforts. Tree damage extended beyond campus and was a cause for downed power lines. Lights continued to flicker in most University buildings and residence halls Buildings without power included Fire Arts, Bearcat Stadium, Wellness Center, College Park Pavilion, Athletic Grounds Center, University Farm and Alumni House. (continued on page 26) Clean Up Not Moving Environmental services clean up what is left of the Missouri State Arboretum on campus. Finals were cancelled the dav after the storm hit. Photo by Chris Lee Ice can be seen hanging off of this bicycle parked near the Union. Ice covered most of campus and caused nearlv 70 trees to be cut down. Phoio by Jennifer Riepe 034 DD student life Bad Luck Tree branches fell all around Maryville and on campus after the ice storm hit. Limbs were found on top of cars, tangled in telephone wires and in the middle of the streets. Photo by Chris Lee Perilous Trek Roberta residents navigate around downed tree branches on their way to the Union. The grounds crew left branches under trees to keep students from walking into danger. Photo tn Katie Pierce Students Cautioned On Tuesday after the storm, caution tape snaked around dangerous sections of sidewalk to prevent injuries from falling branches. Photo by Katie Pierce ice Storm • 35D DD loss of power slowed clean-up (continued from page 24) A majority of off campus students woke up to find they were without power and heat. They were urged to go to the Maryville Community Center or Franken Hall for shelter. Gov. Matt Blunt came to Maryville on Wednesday, Dec. 12 to survey the damage and offer words of support. He also visited displaced community members at the Maryville Com- munity Center. Blunt said 139,000 people were without power in Missouri. Out of the 160 members of the Missouri National Guard de- ployed, over half of them were in northwest Missouri. He ended saying, " we hope power is restored as quickly and safely as possible, God bless. " Maryville residents and business owners relied on genera- tor power and flashlights to navigate in their dark, cold homes. Energizer donated 1,700 flashlights equipped with batteries to Residential Life to hand out to residents on campus. On Wednesday, temporary housing was offered to faculty, staff members and their families affected by the storm. Jour- nalism professor Jason Offutt and his family woke up Tuesday morning to discover they had lost power. " We drove around looking for a place warm and noticed the campus had electricity, " Offutt said. With two small chil- dren, they sought refuge in his office located in Wells Hall that night. The next two nights, they spent at their church, First Christian Church which had a large playroom for their chil- dren to run around in. Finally, on Thursday the Offutt family was able to return home. Clean-up continued into 2008 with the help of Enfield Tree Service from Elkhorn, Neb. According to Lezlee Johnson, associate director of Environmental Services, the ice storm claimed approximately 100 to 200 trees on campus. The major- ity of limbs from campus and community were collected at Donaldson Westside Park west of Icon Road. " Restoring the arboretum will take time and thousands of dollars, " Johnson said. j w- Katie Pierce d • Erik Schrader Missing Trees Falling Branches Over 70 trees were removed in the aftermath of the ice storm. Branches littered the ground when students returned to campus following winter break. Plioto by Cliris Lee Environmental Service workers clear downed branches near the bell tower. Students were told to use extreme caution when walking on campus because of falling tree limbs. Plioto by Chris Lee » ■ ' " ' IP ... M[itf H bs 1 » . . ■ . - ' I ' Xfflptk . IHISB • student life DD ice storm • 37 D DD Calculated Stress Exams, projects and papers seem to creep up on students at the end of the semester. The stress endured is worth the feeling of accomplishment after the last final exam. Photo lUustration by Kaylceu Vmidc Kamp final thoughts freshman, you come in and completely freak out because you think they are going to be hard. But as you get older, you realize that the tests are no different than all the other tests. CCFinals week can get kind of hectic for a freshman. If you have never been put under so much pressure for AMANDA LEWEY JACOB VERNETTI a class, it can get pretty bad. I haven ' t really had a very hard time with my finals, but some of the people that I have talked to are really struggling to get themselves motivated. 55 DSB ■ student life ►A K last week ending with a finale For many first-time college students, finals week was expected to be the nightmare when the semester ' s stress came to an end. Students prepared for long hours of studying, randomly filling out multiple choice answer bubbles and scribbling out essays until their fingers felt like they were going to fall off. But through James Black ' s experi- ence from beginning freshman year to finishing senior year, he learned that finals were just a tad oyerrated. " Some people think that they are going to be this ungodly tough thing to handle, when if you know what to do, they are actually quite easy, " Black said. The psychology and sociology dou- ble major explained that the " what to do " simply inyolved time management, studying accordingly and knowing what to expect on the final. " I haye noticed that a lot of profes- sors don ' t like finals, but some loye them, so knowing your professor is key to knowing how to prepare for the final, " Black said. " I am starting to study a lot earlier than I did my freshman year. I used to wait until the night before but learned that doing that can have disas- trous side effects. " Freshman Holly Fiarman found that keeping a good attitude helped dwell the anxieties t ' pically associated with finals. " To tell you the truth, I ' m not too worried about finals, " Fiarman said. " I think a couple of them are going to be pretty tough, but nothing that I can ' t handle if I study. " Fiarman prepared for her three finals by studying at least three hours every day during the last week of classes. The elementary education major found that studying for her two comprehensive tests had been the most challenging because she didn ' t know what to expect. Fiarman still managed to maintain her positive attitude though it all. " I am simply the biggest procrastina- tor you will ever meet, so I often study too late and not enough, " Flarman said. " Hopefully this time will be different though. " Harman described that finals week itself wasn ' t her biggest concern. " My biggest stressor associated with finals is the papers and projects that count as a final grade but are turned in before finals week, " Harman said. " It ' s hard to allow enough time to study and get these projects done on time. " Both Harman and Black alleviated their finals stress by ensuring that they were as prepared as possible by start- ing their studying early. Students who allowed themselves to become flustered and put studying off out of fear forgot the most important thing about finals: they were just like any other test. Black had the best piece of advice for fretting first-timers when it came to preparing for finals. " Take a deep breath, " Black said. " It is nothing for you to freak out about. " vv • Amy Naas d • Erik Schrader finals • 39n Individual Attention Samuel Bowman speaks with Andrew Sullivan after the lecture. A group of students and staff staved to learn more about Sullivan ' s opinions. Pholo by Jennifer Riepe american focus journalism and political insight The auditorium was packed with students from the front row to the bal- cony. Students came to the lectures to get extra credit for classes and advice on politics and journalism. The Performing Arts Center played host to the Student Activities Council ' s Distinguished Lecture Series. Senior Editor and Blogger of The Atlantic, An- drew Sullivan and CNN ' s Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin were the lecturers for the fall semester. Andrew Sullivan spoke on Oct. 1 as the first speaker of the year. Sullivan was named one of the first journalists to experiment with blogging through " The Daily Dish " on " " " The Atlantic is one of the finest and most respected magazines in America, " Richard Frucht, history, humanities, philosophy and political science depart- ment chair said. Sullivan said that he was there to talk about what it means to be a conser- vative today and how labeling and ste- reotypes can be dangerous. " When 1 come to a campus and talk to people your age and I ask them what they think conservatism is they say re- ligion, fighting wars and supporting the president, " Sullivan said. " It ' s all about faith. Conservatism is really about the opposite of faith. It is always and has always been about doubt. Doubt is the center pillar of conservatism. " Sullivan went on to discuss topics such as American government, being openly gay in today ' s society and the economy. Sullivan said he believed the American government was " a govern- ment based on deadlock, based on doing nothing at all is better than doing some- thing wrong. " The lecture ended with a question and answer session with the audience. A student asked Sullivan if we were the generation without a cause. Sullivan said he believed every generation needed to be told that there is no one single cause. Jeffrey Toobin came to the University on Oct. 17 to lecture about the Supreme Court and how it has changed. Toobin was a critically acclaimed best selling au- thor and had covered some of the most important events of our time, including the O.J. Simpson trial. Bill Clinton im- peachment and the Florida recount of the 2000 presidential election. Toobin spoke about the Supreme Court and how it had changed over the years. The theme of his lecture went along with his new book " The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court. " He said this was an extraordinary moment in the court because the Su- preme Court had changed in the con- scious of the decisions. He said that many people do not know as much about the Supreme Court as they should. Abby Patterson attended both lec- tures to gain extra credit for her Ameri- ca- A Historical Survey class. Her profes- sor encouraged the class to go and gave five points extra credit for one lecture and an additional three if they attended another. " I thought Jeffrey Toobin was more interesting than Sullivan, " Patterson said. " He spoke about the Supreme Court and that interests me. He had a lot of interesting stories and said a lot of things that I didn ' t know before. It wasn ' t a bad way to earn some extra credit for class. " w • Kylie Guier d • Erik Schrader 040 student life Prestigious Lecturer Jeffrey Toobin speaks to a room full of students and residents in the Performing Arts Center. Toobin spoke of the Supreme Court and changes it has made. Pholo by Kmilccn Vniide Knnip Unique Oxymoron Andrew Sullivan is a libertarian con-servative author and political commentator. His interesting view as a HIV positive gay, conservative, Roman Catholic gave a unique twist on his political views. Pliolo fn Kayleen Vande Kainp distinguished lectures 41 D 042 DD student life Dramatic Reading David Zuni Brunncn reads a letter from war as Serena Ebhardt watches from Liohind. The duo performed the songs and readings along with a small band. Pholo ' ! t ' .ss(c-« Nelson war bonds songs and letters from the past The average ' age of the audience night have been 55, but that didn ' t stop students from enjoying " War Bonds: The Songs and Letters of WWII. " Most of the students sitting in the audience seemed to be there for a class ■equirement while the rest of the audi- ence had gathered out of sheer interest, ohn Waxton, 81, said he wanted to see he plav because it would bring back the ime of his vouth. " I ' m probably three times older than nost kids here and it ' s nice to see a play hat helps the new generation see what ve went through, " Waxton said. War Bonds was a plav consisting if only two characters and 22 different luisical pieces. Throughout the play, erena Ebhardt would sing songs that ere popular during WWII and David Zum Brunnen would read actual letters sent from the war. Stage right held a small band; a pianist, drummer and a saxophone player who accompanied the merry singer. Most of the songs were jazzy, up- beat tunes that attempted to glaze over the depressing parts of war. Of the 22 pieces " Don ' t Sit Under the Apple Tree " appeared to be the crowd ' s favorite. Dur- ing the song, Ebhardt and Brunnen ran throughout the crowd and would flirt with some of the audience members to rile up one another. Brvana Young said she enjoyed " Don ' t Sit Under the Apple Tree " the most because of the crowd in- teraction and the catchiness of the song. " I was just in the front row and the actor came up to me and sat on mv lap. I was reallv confused but knew it was just part of the play " Bryana Young said. There were plenty of upbeat mo- ments but the play thrived on the more down tempo serious scenes. " I really liked how the play portrayed the reality of war, " Waxton said. " I teared up when they talked about losing friends from the war because I went through the same things. " The play opened and closed with the song " Love Letters " . By the end of the show, the audience gave the actor and actress a standing ovation. Jennifer Livingston was one of the first audience members to be on her feet at the end of the play. " I really liked the plav. It was insight- ful, funny, sad and an altogether enjoy- able time, " Livingston said. w ■ Dannv Schill d • Erik Schrader war bonds 43D DD virtuosos runs in the family The lights dimmed and a hush fell over the crowd. Five brothers and sisters in their 20s, dressed in tuxedos and fancy dresses, strode on stage toward five grand pianos that faced each other, bathed in stage lights. Together they launched into a ten-minute introduction of Gershwin ' s " An American in Paris, " their bodies swaying with the emotion of the music. The 5 Browns, a chart-topping group of virtuoso pianists, played at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 4 in the Performing Arts Center as part of the University ' s Encore Series. Besides impressively performing a variety of songs ranging from fast and energetic to relaxing and peaceful, the 5 Browns made sure to interact with the audience and show their personalities. Thev took turns introducing the songs and sharing their passion for classical music, often explaining the symbolism within each song and what it meant to them. Each of them showed a sense of humor and entertained the crowd with light banter. The youngest Brown, Ryan, kept the audience in stitches with his antics, jok- ing that he imagined playing one piece on " Dancing with the Stars " and how he envisioned Catherine Zeta-Jones in the " Zorro " movies when he and his brother, Greg, performed the Spanish-inspired " Malaguena. " After intermission, the siblings answered questions from the audience before getting back to the music. Greg showed his love for music began early on by sharing an early memory of his excitement to turn three, which was the age his older sisters began taking piano lessons, because he wanted to take them as well. The group also discussed their meth- ods of giving each other cues on stage to stay in time. Greg commented that having no sheet music helped them stay together. Ryan added that their signals were always changing. " We kind of read each other ' s minds, " he said. " We ' re siblings, so I guess we can do that. " The group said they loved coming to college campuses to appeal to a new audience. Desirae, the oldest Brown, got a roar of approval from the crowd when she commented on " the new generation of classical music. " Audience member Ashley Smith couldn ' t keep her jaw from dropping after the show ended. She struggled to find a way to describe how impressed she was. " There are no words, " Smith said. The 5 Browns ' pleasant person- alities and passion for music definitely moved the audience, which was evident bv the line that stretched across the lobbv to meet the group after the show. The group eagerly expressed their zest for their lives that intertwined around music. " We learn new things every night, not only about ourselves as musicians but each other as musicians, " Greg said. " 1 definitely feel I ' m still growing as a musician. " w • Amy Naas d • Erik Schrader Family Ties Ryan Brown introduces a duet with his brother Greg. The 5 Browns performed solo and in ensembles of two to five pianists. Pliolo bi ]ciiiiifcr Ricpe 044 student life In Formation The 5 Browns use Steinwav grand pianos for their concerts. They changed positions depending on the number of people playing. Pholo by Jennifer Riepe Solo Performance Desirae Brown. It was possible to tell the mood of the piece by observing posture and motion of the players. Photo by Jennifer Riepe five browns • 45 D DO carmen time ballet entertains university The curtain rose as smoke slowly floated across stage. Red bags fell from the ceiling crashing loudly as they land- ed. Ominous music played as masked men in capes lurked towards the bags and suddenly, dancers jumped out of the sacs as the music climaxed. This is what the audience of Car- men, the ballet performed by The St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre, witnessed as the show opened. Carmen consisted of three main characters; Don Jose, Michaela and Car- men. Don Jose and Michaela were in love, but Carmen, a tempting mistress, allured Don Jose away from Michaela. The play continued and ended with mur- der, lust and deceit. Bill Petrov, a relative of the Don Jose character, had never seen the play before. " I watched my son-in-law practice over and over and over, " Petrov said. " But I never have seen the whole thing put together, it ' s really quite nice. " Carmen was a dark, violent and sexual ballet but had very vibrant and upbeat musical numbers. The music consisted mostly of recognizable classi- cal pieces but some songs were mixed with modern day styles. The costumes were equally vibrant. One of the charac- ters, Escamillo, was a boisterous bull- fighter with red hair and a costume of Camp Dances Another Dies The gypsies smuggle contraband as a group and leave Don Jose in camp. Thev arrive back to camp while Don Jose and Escamillo vifere fighting over Carmen. Photo by Jennifer Riepe Don Jose kills another man because of his jealousy concerning Carmen. The contrabandist died after an extended knife fight. Photo by Jennifer Riepe 046 ■ student life DD bright purple and gold. Kelsey Stuff sat in the front row and was amazed by the costumes. " I really liked the dark costumes on the guys, " Stuff said. " The girls ' cos- tumes were very bright and exciting as well. " The St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre was founded by Peter Gusev in 1966. The theatre was the first Theatre of Ballet in Russia under Gusev ' s name. Carmen was written in the 1960 ' s and based on an opera that was popular in the late 1800 ' s. " 1 really liked the current day twist to the old fashion ballet, " Petrov said. w • Danny Schill d • Erik Schrader The Gypsy Carmen is wild and free and every man is tempted by Iner charm. Her unwillingness to be controlled caused her death. Photo by Jennifer Rtepe Passionate Dance Carmen and Don Jose celebrate their feelings for each other in dance. Their time together caused Don Jose to become even more possessive of Carmen. Plioto by Jennifer Riepe encore ■ 470 DD giving back Greenfield shares business valued Ice cream was the calling for roughly 400 University students and community members on Jan. 5 as the co-founder of Ben and Jerry ' s I ce Cream spoke at Charles Johnson Theater. Jerry Greenfield spoke about how he and co-founder, Ben Cohen got their start during the Student Activities Coun- cil sponsored event. He also spoke about some memories from college and inter- acting with bigger businesses. After his lecture, Greenfield took questions from the audience. A big part of the Ben and Jerry ' s ice cream company was giving back to their customers. " When we first started, Ben and 1 said if we ' re still in business a year after we start we ' re going to celebrate by giv- Question Time Audience member Phillip Dawson meets Jerry Greenfield after he spoke at Charles Johnson Theater. Greenfield discussed how he and his co-founder, Ben Cohen gave back to their customers. Plwlo by Chris Lee ing out free ice cream, " Greenfield said. " We ' ll have free cone day, never thinking that we would still be in business. " Their first shop was in Burlington, Vt., in an old gas station. The duo did all of the work by themselves to start. The business flourished and they stood it out for a year. Keeping their promise, they offered the first free cone day. " Free cone day is the best day of the year, " Greenfield said. " We now have free cone day at all Ben and Jerry ' s world- wide. It ' s just a way to say thank you. " When Greenfield and Cohen opened their first store, it was toward the begin- ning of the summer. They didn ' t think that selling ice cream during the winter would almost put their business under. They had an old station wagon and built a Styrofoam box that fit in the back. " In the mornings we would fill the box up with ice cream tubs and then Ben would drive around town as fast as he could and try and sell all of the ice cream before it melted, " Greenfield said. When the lecture was over, Green- field met with students, fielded ques- tions and signed autographs. Two copies of Greenfield and Cohen ' s book, Ben and Jerry ' s Double Dip: How to Run a Values-led Business and Make Money, Too, were raffled off. Pints of ice cream were provided to audience members after the lecture. " There ' s somebody with a pint and a spoon. It ' s a beautiful sight isn ' t it? " Greenfield said. w • Chris Lee d ■ Erik Schrader 048 DD student life usiness Talk Greenfield, co-founder of Ben and Ice Cream, speaks to an audience of in Charles Johnson Theater. After ture, the audience was treated to a int of their favorite Ben and Jerry ' s cam flavor. Photo i v Oiris Lee ierry qreenfield ■ 49 D on Alexandria Brown played Beauty, a girl who is beautiful on the outside, but ugly on the inside. Beauty lost her outer good looks to learn how to be beautiful on the outside. Plwto by Kayken Vamie Kotnp Blind Love Stephen Perkins plavs double rolls as Prince Andres and Beauty ' s tutor. Prince Andres is blinded by Beauty ' s Fairy Godmother in order to teach Beauty a lesson that beauty is not everything. Photo by Kayleen Vande Kamp 050 ■ Student life DD beastly beauty classic story with a twist A brocithless, flouncing fairy god- nothor bounces across the stage, her ingsong voice resonating in the ears of le children in the audience. She pulls er fairy godmother notebook out and egins the story, " in a land far, far away. " " Beauty is a Beast " was an Encore hildren ' s production performed on ampus on Dec 9 at the Performing Arts ]enter. The performance and its crew ontinued on to 12 touring locations cross the Midwest, Tri-C Iowa being the arthest. It was a classic fairy tale, in the ne- ation. Instead of being about a princess rho was beautiful, nice and under-priyi- !ged, " Beauty is a Beast " was about a eautiful princess who was a beast. The audience was introduced to rincess Beauty, Alexandria Brown, lade amazingly beautiful by her regret- ful Fairy Godmother, Sarah Jetter. After abusing everyone in the kingdom, her Fairy Godmother cast a spell that turned her into the peasants she always mocked and made cater to her every wish. Beauty, bereft of her beauty, stum- bled across the good willed Nick, Corey Mclntyre, and Janie, Katie Baker. With Nick, the princess found her inner beau- ty, rejecting traditional aesthetics for happiness, while her always-lovely sis- ter. Princess Honor, Tamara Germann, married blind Prince Andres, Stephen Perkins, from the neighboring kingdom, and everyone lived happily ever after. The theatre fraternity members chose the text out of two. Many of the actors liked it because of the freedom. " [The text] was really open, " Jetter said. " We could play it up a lot, address the audience. " " You get to develop your own charac- ter, " said Mclntyre. The audience members responded to the same strengths the actors appreci- ated. Audience member Chelsea Nett said she liked the characterization and the development. " They all had really fun characters and I liked how the kids could interact and be a part of what they were watch- ing, " Nett said. Several audience members said they liked the props and characters. " The fuzzy slippers that the King wore was probably the funniest. It was unexpected, " said Stipetich. " I loved the blind prince, his charac- ter was awesome, " Lauren Murphy said. " It brought out the kid in me, " said audience member Nathan Ross, w • Kate Hall d • Erik Schrader After Rehearsal The cast of Beauty is a Beast relaxes after dress rehearsal. The cast toured across the country performing for children. Plioto by Kayleen Vandc Kamp beaut:y is a beast 51 D how to deal adjusting to new roommates Every year thousands of wide-eyed freshmen move onto campus. They will soon be thrown into a new environment with one roommate, two residential assistants, and an unlimited amount of new experiences. However, freshmen were not the only ones who had to do this. Many students chose to live on campus after their first year in either the Tower Suites or Forest Village Apartments. John, Kevin, Nate and Andrew lived together in the Forest Village Apartments. They shared their advice on living with three other people and how they adjusted. John is a junior with a focus in broadcasting. Kevin is also a junior, majoring in psychology. Nate is the only senior in the group, his major is Chemistry. Andrew is the other junior who is currently undecided, but he is quickly trying to find what he wanted to concentrate on. All four of the roommates said that they knew at least one of the people they were living with and that this made the adjustment easier. Luckily, they all also share a common hobby of video games which helped break the ice and gave them all something to do together. Chore Time Andrew takes a break from playing Guitar Hero to do dishes. He had to share cleaning duties with his three roommates. Photo by Rachel Dnimmond Even though video games were a fun bonding experience, simple chores could sometimes get forgotten due to intense guitar hero sessions. This explains why the major complaint amongst the group is the dirty kitchen and sticky floor. John, Andrew, Kevin and Nate say they all get along well and that they are an example of different, but also similar personalities that mesh well. Their advice to success with adjusting to multiple roommates and a new living environment is to be patient, give each other space, and take the time to really get to know your roommates, w • Mandy Threlkeld d • Lynne Cuda D52 • student life DD Intense Concentration Concentrating on outdoing the other, John and Andrew plav Guitar Hero. Video games helped bring the roommates closer together. Photo by Racht ' I Druniniond Guitar Hero John and Andrew celebrate a new record on Guitar Hero. Thev plaved video games in their free time along with their other two roommates. Photo by Rachel Drummond roommates ■ 53D an helping handi students work well with faculty It is not everyday that a new teacher came to town. For the students at the University Nancy Bernardo was a great addition to the University faculty. Bernardo taught Introduction to De- sign, Letter forms and Graphic Design, Advanced Graphic Design, Advertis- ing Graphic Design and Design Studio for independent study in the Fine Arts building. Originally Bernardo taught at the Art Institute in Chicago part time. Ber- nardo kept in touch with her students in Chicago by e-mail and often critiqued her student ' s projects. The University was a change for Ber- nardo. She went from teaching at an Art Institute from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and now she had classes off and on all day. Bernardo went from teaching smaller to larger classes at the University. Bernardo had classes from 16 to 31 students. In an effort to make the classroom and her students closer she put her stu- dents into groups to get a more intimate learning and teaching experience. Ber- nardo also planned on having students paint the room to make the classroom more of an environment that students could hang out and truly be creative in. Bernardo felt that with smaller classes and a smaller community it had enhanced her teaching abilities. " You can help them when they are smaller and I get to know them, " Ber- nardo said. Smaller classes made it easier for Bernardo to work with students indi- vidually. Bernardo taught several differ- ent classes at the University and that enabled her to see students grow from freshman to senior year. While Bernardo was at the Univer- sity she planned on expanding her de- partment and introducing more graphic design classes. Bernardo also planned on collaborating with the mass commu- nication department to introduce more media based designing classes. Political science assistant professor Brian Hesse was a teacher whose close- knit relationships with his students were based on involvement outside of class. Hesse said that being on a small campus, he often saw his former or cur- rent students and always made a point to say hi. He also got to know particular students on a more personal level by being involved with them in extra-cur- ricular activities. " It ' s all part of getting to know people as people, not as students or advisees, " Hesse said. Hesse emphasized that knowing students better helped him to be a more effective teacher. He noted that this was especially true in cases when students were not succeeding in the class. Rather than blow students off by assuming they were just another irresponsible student, Hesse made an effort to discover the underlying reasons. " If you know a person personally, you know when something ' s not right, " Hesse said. Hesse also used his knowledge of his students ' personalities when teach- ing in the classroom. Understanding his students on a higher level helped him shape his teaching techniques to accom- modate their learning styles. " Naturally, when you establish that one-on-one link, get to know them as an individual, it translates to the class- room, " Hesse said, w • Jordan Stephens and Amy Naas d • Swanee Griffin 054 DD student life Assignment Assistance Nancy Beriiiirdo works with a student during Lotlor forms. Bornjrdo liolpod students by giving tlieni toedbai k on their projects and relating to them on a more personal le el. IVioUi by Siiniiitillhi I ' Iniii teacher Student relationships ■ 55 D DO technology getting people connected The increasing prevalence of tech- nology at the University was nothing new this year. Standing outside any given classroom and counting the number of cell phones clicking on was a clear indicator how embedded students are with their gadgets and games. This year saw the introduction of several new digital toys as well as cool new twists on existing ones. As always, the online networking site known as w as among the most frequently accessed pages on campus. introduced countless new programs (also known as applications) that continued to broaden its social appeal. While some of these applications were borderline ridiculous (such as virtual zombie and vampire at- tacks) others proved to be more popular with mainstream users such as the " Top Friends " application. The web site also became the largest online photo data- base in the country. Kyoung Hwan Lee, who came to the University from Korea, joined the grow- ing community of international students on the site. " Being able to upload so many pic- tures is my favorite part of Facebook, " Kyoung said, who admitted to being a Facebook addict. On the video game side of things, the Nintendo Wii, released last Novem- ber, continued to suffer supply problems in the face of overwhelming demand. Microsoft ' s XBOX 360, however, saw boost of popularity with the re- lease of Halo 3. The game, which made more monev in its first 24 hours then the summer blockbuster Spider-Man 3, was a huge success and critically ac- claimed. Advertisements for organized Halo tournaments quickly began pop- ping up across campus, inviting veterans and new players alike to test their skills Amazing Macs iPhones and MacBooks allow people to connect to the world like never before. Everything that a person can want is at their fingertips. Photo bi Andrea James against one another. The ultimate piece of technology for the vear was also one of the most expen- sive. On June 29, Apple launched the iPhone. More than just a phone, this tiny device was an iPod, web browser, picture viewer and movie player all rolled into one. The iPhone ' s $400 price tag put it well beyond the reach of most college students. In the future, however, the iPhone could become as equally as cur- rent razor phones. In the end, the University continued to serve as an impressive assembly of the latest technology, both in and out of the classroom. With everything rapidly going digital, it was truly exciting to imagine what the future might hold for later generations. Holographic lecture notes? Phones that take final exams for you? The possibilities were endless. w ■ Joshua Voyles d ■ Amanda Gray DSB ■ student life DD Fully Connected University students can be seen using several forms of technology at one time. Students could receive e-mails from their phones, and surf the Internet at the same time. Photo by Andrea James Palm Music Literally thousands of songs can be held in the palm of a hand. Over the past couple of vears, iPods and other MP3 plavers made music easier to access anvwhere. Photo b} Andrea James technology • 570 DD Friendly Atmosphere Ali Dyer and Nathan Paul greet customers as they walk into Applebee ' s. Many University students visit the restaurant for food and fun. Photo by Nicole Barrans Summer Time The slides at the Maryville Aquatic Center stand dormant during the winter but provide fun for Maryville residents throughout the summer. The Aquatic Center was located at Beal park. Photo by Nicole Barrans DSB ■ student life attractions Maryville offers a wide variety I Most students wouldn ' t label iManxille as a particularly exciting me- tropolis. The homey feel to such a small town was nice. But for those seeking nearby entertainment, haying to driye lo St. Joseph or Kansas City could be frustrating. Yet, there was much more to Marwille than meets the eye. One had :o only take a closer look to find that here was in fact much to do right in :own. For those interested in film, there vas The Hanger movie theatre, featuring full restaurant, five screens and a small ircade. " The sound is really good in all of the iheatres, " Josh Swan said. " It ' s a great lace to watch even intense action mov- ies. There was also the local video rental store known as Movie Magic. Boast- ing an absolutely enormous library of DVDs and video games. Movie Magic had something for everyone. The store also featured an impressive variety of collectibles, figurines and movie para- phernalia. Dining off campus didn ' t mean you had to leave town. Applebee ' s was a fun and friendly atmosphere where many students were also employed. For those seeking something with a little more fla- vor, the nearby Naploi ' s offered genuine Italian food at a reasonable price. Bearcat Lanes was a great destina- tion year round. With open bowling available to those who just wanted to have some fun and then leagues for those who were a little more serious. There was also a full bar inside, includ- ing some arcade games and billiard tables. When the weather got warmer, those looking to take a swim could check out the local Maryville Aquatic Center, complete with slides. Mozingo lake was another great destination for the warmer months, where students could boat, fish, swim or simply just relax by the water. Marwille had much to offer Univer- sity students. With gas prices so high, staying in town had never been a more sensible and entertaining alternative. w • josh Vovles d • Stacev Banks .lovie Time le Magic was located on West third lL The business moved into a new pcation after being located on East fourth Itreet for years. Photo by Nicole Barrans marwille attractions • 59 D DD Bearcat Business The Student Body is one of the many businesses in Maryville who thrive on aspects of the University. In return, the University uses this business for events and athletics. Photo In Jennifer Riepe dual support college and community coincide Instructor of agriculture Rego Jones was born in Maryville and calls himself " a Spoofhound who became a Bearcat. " Jones has seen from his many years living in Maryville that the community focuses its pride on the University. " It ' s more than kids being here, filling their cars with gas and eating food ' Jones said. " Maryville is the hub of northwest Missouri. " Jones explained how the presence of the campus had impacted Maryville businesses alone, with the addition of so many restaurants, retail and apparel stores. He emphasized that normal retail businesses like Wal-Mart and Hy-Vee would probably still be here even if the University wasn ' t, but they would not get nearly as much business, due to over half of the town ' s population being composed of students and employees of the University. Jones also commended the community for being such a wide supporter of the University and its students. " It ' s large enough to have a university but small enough to care about the college, " he said. Jones described the University as a " drawing card for social and cultural events " and said the town would definitely miss the University if it was no longer in Maryville. " Other college towns don ' t care as much about their colleges, " Jones said. " That ' s one of the areas where Mar}rville really shines. " w • Amy Naas d • Brooke Beason DbO • Student life DD GET YOUR BACK TO SCHOOL GEAR HERE GO BEARCATS .k ' ii = li n lB ' - ■H t ' ' - ' " ' ■ ' ' ' " » ' " ■ ' ! ' B• ' Ho| community BID DO the change transition to college lifei Every year new freshmen grace the campus of the University. They experi- ence many changes in a short amount of time and some adjust well while others struggle to find themselves. Two freshmen who adapted well to the college atmosphere were Aaron Brayman and Jonathan Neighbors. They said that they enjoyed the college atmo- sphere more than high school. " Age isn ' t as much of a factor, and you get to be who you want to be, " Neighbors said. Brayman said he was more into the diversity that comes along with college. " You meet someone new everyday and there is more of a variety of people, " Brayman said. When it comes to student activities Dorm Life Megan Friieh and Travis Payne have fun watching a TV in her dorm room in Dieterich Hall. Living in a dorm room gives freshmen the perfect opportunity to meet new people. Plwto by Jackie Walter both were well involved. Brayman was a member of Phillips hall council and Neighbors was a member of the fra- ternity Delta Sigma Phi, which helped them meet new people and make friends quickly. Besides meeting new people, col- lege brings about other changes. With all the great things that come along with college, Brayman chose freedom as the thing he liked best. " You don ' t have to attend class eight hours a day, five days a week. You get to choose your hours and take the classes you like, " Brayman said. Roommates were another thing to take into consideration when you are a college freshmen. Living in a confined area with someone you can ' t stand to look at for at least a semester. Luckily, that was not the case for either of these freshmen. Neighbors said he knew his room- mate before they moved in together and they got along great. Brayman on the other hand did not know his roommate who was from Japan, but said it was a great experience and he enjoyed getting to know him. Neighbors said the secret to adjust- ing to college life and making the transi- tion enjoyable was to branch out and try something new. " Don ' t pick a college just to be close to your high school friends. Be open to meeting new people and trying new things, " Neighbors said. w ■ Mandy Threlkeld d • Nate Birkley DBS DD student life Bed Time Jill Healy brushes her teeth in the bathroom before bed. Sharing a bathroom with an entire floor of people was one of the many adjustments freshmen had to make. Photo by Jnckie Walter Front Desk Kate Walter signs for a package at the front desk of Dieterich Hall. Many freshmen received care packages from their parents to help make the transition n httle easier. Photo by Jackie Waller high school to college On Air Michael Campbell works in the X106 radio station in Wells Hall. Students had to work together to make things happen in the studios. Photo by Amanda Moore n64 ■ student life DD roups unite tudents work closely together The University was home to over 150 tudent organizations. Friendships and :?iationships were made everyday. The ?lationship from organization to organi- ation made evervda ' life possible. The Bearcat Steppers were an exam- le of closeness within different organi- tions. According to co-captain Kristv oil, the team was closer than e ' er. " 1 feel like we ' ve been such a close- nit group this year more than ever, " oil said. " I think our leadership totally lade it so that we all interacted really ' ell together. " The team was made up of 12 girls om all over campus. When it was time practice or perform the group came )gether and made things work. " We are all involved in different ings, but we all come together and ave the same interest in dance, " Koll id. " Everybody just does their part and e work together realh ' well. " Koll said that everyone on the team had her own funnv personality so it sometimes got pretty interesting. " Together it ' s like one funny family, " Koll said. " It ' s really cool. " The Steppers spend time working with other groups as well. They practice with the cheerleaders and the Bearcat Marching Band. Cooperation was crucial to produce halftime shows and routines throughout the year. " We all work together, especially during football season, " Koll said. Another group on campus where close relationships were key was Kind Individuals Dedicated to Students K.l.D.S. Marcv Roush was the advisor for the group and said the group was very close and worked very well with the kids. The group ' s purpose was to interact with the youth of Maryville and spend time with them. It was for children ages kinder- garten through fifth grade. Parties were held once a month and the members of the group would play games with the kids. " It ' s kind of like a big brother big sister program through the campus, " Roush said. " We do a lot with the community as well, " Roush said. " We get donations from the community as well as the cam- pus. " The group expanded beyond campus borders to reach out to local schools in- cluding Eugene Field Elementary School and St. Gregory ' s. The Horace Mann Laboratory School was also involved. The members of K.l.D.S. sat down one time each month with children from the community and interacted with them and spent an hour with them. " It ' s great to see them learn how to interact with kids, " Roush said. w • Chris Lee d • Amanda Exposito Close Teamwork The Bearcat Steppers perform with the cheerleaders and the Bearcat Marching Band before the Arkansas Tech game. The three groups worked together much of the year to come up with halftime shows and performances. Photo by Chris Lee close organizations BSD DO Paper Pusher Brandy Anderson jots down notes into a binder in the hall directors office. Anderson was a second year RA in Millikan Hall. Plioto by ]fssica Nelson booze busteii more than a resident assistant I nervously walked behind resident assistant Brandy Anderson, jotting down notes as quickly as I could, trying to keep up with her as she walked through the halls. " So Brandy, what is an upside of being an RA? " I asked. She quickly shushed me as she turned to one of the rooms. The obvious sound of clinking bottles rang down the hall. " Ok, stand by this wall, Danny. I ' m going to see what ' s going on in this room, " said Anderson as she sternly knocked on the door. Ten minutes and a few cuss words later, Anderson came out holding 4 emp- ty bottles of Bud Light. She then made the residents pour out the other opened bottles into the bathroom sink. " This is bullshit, why am I getting written up for this? " said one of the an- gry residents as she handed Anderson her bottle of Bud Light. " I ' m sorry but you know that you can ' t have alcohol in the dorms, " said Anderson. I thought this was an extreme case but found out that this was a weekly occurrence. Anderson said there was at least one room that had alcohol in it every weekend. But the RA ' s do not con- centrate on getting people in trouble. " We ' re not out to get people, that ' s not our job. We want the residents to have fun and get to know everyone in the halls. But there are policies that we have to enforce. " There were many instances when Anderson acted only to keep the stu- dents safe and informed. This year, when the shooting incident occurred on campus, Anderson was one of the peo- ple that had to calm students down. " When the shooting happened, a lot of students panicked, but we were able to assure them that they were safe and got them safely to their rooms, " Ander- son said. When asked about the training the RA ' s had to go through before school of- ficially started, Anderson just laughed. " Yeah, the new RA ' s had to come three weeks before school started and the returning members come two weeks before, " Anderson said. The new RA ' s spent three days liv- ing together in Franken Hall getting to i know one another. They also sat througn meetings and conferences that went ovei procedures, policies and plans for the new year. Anderson joked about the training but said it was definitely worth it all. " Even with all the stress and meet- ings and everything, I still love this job. " w • Danny Schill d • Erik Schrader DbB • student life DD J 1 « 1 k M ■. .z Sitting Around Weekly front desk hours in their residence hall are just one part of an RA ' s job. This night, Brandy Anderson worked at the desk as a dance partv was going on in the Millikan main lounge. Phcio In Jessica Nelson Policy Posters Policy signs line the hallways in residence halls. The fliers were put up at the beginning of the year to remind residents to follow the rules. Photo hy Jessica Nelson resident assistant 670 DD house or dorm deciding on convenience A freshman ' s first year is an interest- ing experience, one that almost all go through. Late nights around campus, roommates and friends right next door to drag you from your homework and people barfing in the showers after their first night at Molly ' s. It ' s an experience most freshman have, and many cherish. Some students choose to stay on campus all through college. Elisa Orr, resident ' s assistant for Franken Hall, has lived in the dorms since her freshman year. She said she appreciated the social interaction and the multiple activities there were to participate in. She also appreciated the friendships she was able to form, and the opportunity to meet new people. " It ' s cool how you can meet people on your floor who have your major or share an interest. You make a bond from across the hallway. It makes it a happier place to live, " Orr said. Freshman John Noker said he liked Campus Transportation Bikes made it easy for students on campus to get to class. Some students would park their vehicles and not move them for weeks at a time. Plioto by Jennifer Riepe the dorm rooms and wanted to stay all four years. The interaction and activities were one of the things he loved about it. He described his floor as one of the most active in the building. Noker was especially proud of the cereal boxes they created and posted on the doors that explained who they were on the inside. Noker is a agriculture major and so had flowers and plants on his box. Noker also said he loved the conve- nience. He liked being close to every- thing and would rather just stay all four years than devoting the time and energy to finding another place off campus. That time was better spent on his stud- ies. One of the advantages for many stu- dents living on campus, besides social interaction and friendship, was the con- venience. Many of the dorms are situat- ed in the middle of campus, surrounding the academic buildings. Senior Jessica Belder, lived off campus for three years said it ' s the convenience she missed the most. " I loved living in Roberta. It was so close. If I forgot my blue book I could run back and grab it, " Belder said. Some students found a happy medi- um by choosing homes that are close to the university. Jenny Harrison has lived in Bearcat Village Apartments, located on the other side of lot 20 between Sev- enth St. and Eighth St., since last May. " I ' m close enough that I don ' t miss anything. My rent is $100 cheaper and I ' m not required to keep a meal plan, " Harrison said. And because of the cheaper rent, Harrison didn ' t have to live with anyone. " There are good and bad things to roommates. I don ' t have to worry about picking up people ' s messes, or studying during late night parties. But there is a loss of interaction at home, " Harrison said. (continued on page 70) DbS • Student life DD g i II ■I ninininlniin ' ' Apartment Living The Forest Village apartments offered the feel of off campus living with the convenience of living on campus. Upperclassmen occupied the majority of these buildings. Photo by Jennifer Riepe Station Shopping Students walk out of the Station after picking up some groceries. The Bearcat card could be used to purchase food, coffee and other necessities. Photo by Ifiinifer Riepe off campus vs on campus • 69U no home is where you make it| (continued from page 68) Brian Cronstrom also chose a home close to campus, the Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity house, located on Ninth Street. Not only was he close enough, but he said he didn ' t feel a loss of interaction at home, the opposite in fact. " It ' s a lot harder to get up and go to classes. It ' s a lot easier to party. But cam- pus was distracting. 1 had a lot of friends on my floor. Here at least I can close my door or go to the library, " Cronstrom said. Cronstrom was not ecstatic about his dorm room experience. Many students had to keep dehumidifiers running in the rooms and hallways because of a mold problem. Cronstrom liyed in Phil- lips, one of the dorms with mold. " My first room was a biohazard. There was mold all over the floor. I couldn ' t have material touch the ground, " Crontrom said. Kim Holman lived at the Lutheran Movie Time Students enjov a movie in an off campus house. Living off campus allowed for more space to have friends over. Plioto by Jennifer Riepe House. She found it a happy medium between campus and off campus. It was close enough to be convenient, and she still lived with four girls so it was interactive but the environment was conducive to studying. It was also cheaper, than the dorm room and her previous apartment. She paid less for a larger room, and a kitchen - which is a commodity most of the dorm rooms are without. For some students, price paid no part in whether they decided to live in the dorms. Many students considered the amounts equal, and preferred the convenience of not having to pay bills every month. For others, the increasing amount of rent for a dorm room and the high prices at student stores were a motivating factor. That was what pushed Harrison to live off campus, her rent was going to rise another $50. Rules are one of the other factors that determined whether or not students wanted to stay on campus. The Univer- sity is dry and no alcohol is allowed in dorm rooms or on University property. Other rules like no smoking, no pets, set and strict quiet hours and doors closed at 10 are a small example of some of the regulations that some would rather live without. " I like living here [AKL house] be- cause I ' m more free. I can come and go when I want and there are no quiet hours, " said Cronstrom. Seth Davis, a student who lived on campus, hated it because of the rules. His girlfriend lived in Franken Hall, so while he visited all of the same rules still applied. " It was like having a baby sitter all the time, " Davis said. While some cherish their freshman experience enough to stay a few years or their whole career, and others appreciat- ed it but still chose to move off campus, it remained a uniting bond for Bearcats - freshman year in the dorms. w • Kate Hall d ■ Erik Schrader 070 DD student life is ' ' I! :: T. JJ ' v ' .- !.- ' _--7 : t Close Proximity Just off campus, a house sits. Wallsing to classes insteaci of driving saved money on permits and gas. Plioto b j Jennifer RiepK ' Shopping Instead of shopping at the Station, off campus residents had to shop at places like Hv-Vee and Wal-Mart. Plioto by Icnnifcr Ric e off campus vs on campus 71 D DD Am wretched work appreciate those with dirty jobs Your glass of milk in the morning, that shiny mirror you look into as you get ready for class, that mowed grass you walk across, all are things that usu- ally go unnoticed; an ordinary thing your brain blows by. The hit television show, " Dirty Jobs " on The Discovery Channel spotlights people across the country with those unnoticed and poten- tially dirty jobs. Sarah Musgrove, a student dairy assistant at the R.T. Wright University Farm, helps get that glass of milk you drink to your lips. She is one of three student assistants at the farm, her job is to herd the 70 dairy cattle 10 at a time into their individual milking stalls. She then prepped each cow and attached the milking machine. " My job really isn ' t that hard. 1 bring them in, clean them, put the milkers on and watch, " Mvisgrove said. " The milkers only stay on about three to five minutes but it depends on the cow. " The whole process took Musgrove about 10 minutes each time. Musgrove said one of the hardest parts of the job, next to doing her laundry, would be the constant moving. By the time Musgrove got the milking machine on the tenth cow, the first one was almost done. Musgrove contended that even though her job may not be too difficult, that it was dirty. " The dirtiest part is that you ' re standing behind a cow, putting milkers on it, " Musgrove said. " Once you get past getting messy it ' s fun. " The 70 cows get milked twice a day on the farm. Student assistants are also in charge of feeding and caring for all cows and calves, as well as cleaning up after themselves in the barns. " It ' s something different. It ' s not sit- ting behind a desk, you are always going and I really like cows, " Musgrove said. Adam Beatty, a driver for Safe Ride, spent six hours Friday and Saturday night chauffeuring students who had too much to drink. Safe Ride operated on a three-man team: a driver, a dispatch operator and a passenger side rider. The dispatcher took the call and relayed the information to the passenger rider. The passenger rider took all the person ' s in- formation and directed the driver. Although driving a van may not seem like a dirtv job, it was hard on the people who did it. The hours Safe Ride operated were from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. " Not all six hours are fun filled and exciting like some may think. After the bar crawl it gets pretty slow and boring, " Beatty said. " The hours along with being in and out of the van are hard. " Beatty said one of the main factors keeping him coming back to his job night after night are all the great people he got to meet while he drove them to their destination. " We have onlv had a few bad inci- dents but I get to meet new people all the time, " Beatty said. " Although we aren ' t priests or lawyers we have pretty much the same level of confidentiality and probably hear the same stories. " Safe Ride drivers could however have a night where the job would get dirty. If a rider had too much to drink and missed the bucket, it then became the driver ' s problem. " We have had several times where drivers have to clean up vomit, " Beatty said. These students, along with many others on campus chose a dirty job. They all had their reasons for coming back and one thing to remember was that someone had to do it. So next time vou drink that glass of milk or have had too much to drink, thank the people who have that dirtv job. w ■ Megan Tilk d • Erik Schrader 072 DD student life Herding Early Sarah Musgrove herds the cows to be milked in the early evening. If th e cows are not milked on time thev become very unhappy and the farmers lose the milk. Pliolo fry Haylccn Vandc Knmp Operating Late Clarissa Brownfield answered phone calls for Safe Ride in the middle of the night. The late hours were the toughest part of the job. Photo by Kaylecn Vandc Kamp dirty lobs • 730 DO ' .OiW t.-..av X -l.: ' ■: ., ■■ f-.: »i Recruiting Students President ' s Aide Katie Padilla speaks on the phone with a prospective student. Padilla helped with the recruitment process at the University. Photo by Jennifer Rieye Molly Howell reads through a list of things that she needs to get done in the president ' s office. Howell ' s duties included answering the phone, greeting people and organizing meetings for the president. Photo by Jennifer Riepe 074 ■ student life DD J Gallery Greeter )phia Mauldin welcomes a student visiting the DeLuce gallery in the Fine Arts building. Part of Mauldin ' s job was to give information about the featured artwork. Pliolo I ' y li ' iinifcr Ricfic officially work clean view of campus jobs For a great majority, the word " work " B associated with negative images of i ' aking up earh-, irritable co-workers and he ins and outs of the daih ' grind. Luck- ily, students on campus showed that Iheir jobs didn ' t have to be all work and 10 play. Katie Padilla, a student worker in ,abel Cook, was responsible for sev- Tal aspects of the recruitment process T the Uniyersit ' . A large part of her ob was entering data from prospective tudents to make sure that they still c on- inued to receive information. She also leiped set up tours, talked with parents if future students and answered and edirected calls made to the University ' s iOO number. Padilla said working for Mabel Cook vas one of the most professional jobs he has had. She learned valuable skills Iuch as phone and e-mail etiquette and Iso enjoyed helping parents of prospec- ive students. " You are selling the school when vou ire on the phone, " Padilla said. " One of ny favorite things is when ' ou have a ' arent with a first generation college tudent and thev say ' I ' m totalh- new at his. ' " Padilla raved about the job ' s flex- ibility with scheduling and the positive atmosphere. " We ' re all on a first-name basis, " Pa- dilla said. " Everyone ' s so bubbly and full of energy. " Joni Fields, a Summer Orientation and Registration leader during the sum- mer of 2007, also showed a l arge amount of enthusiasm for her job. " It was the greatest job ever, " Fields said. " It was a great atmosphere. We all got along and knew when to be fun and when to be serious. " Fields ' responsibilities involved set- ting up schedules for incoming agricul- ture students and making sure parents and students felt welcome. She said the only downfall of the month-long posi- tion was that it went by too fast. She held other positions on campus that she enjoyed but said being a SOAR leader was definitely her favorite. " SOAR is so much more exciting, " Fields said. " There was never one SOAR day that was exactly the same. " Sophia Mauldin, an attendant in the De Luce Fine Arts gallery, loved being able to network with the people within the department. She appreciated art and enjoyed her duties of keeping the gallery open and answering questions about the featured artwork. " I get to know about different artists from around the nation, " Mauldin said. " It gives you a little more perspective. " Molly Howell was a student assistant in the president ' s office who also took advantage of networking opportunities and looked forward to using the contacts made there as a reference for future em- ployment. She found herself intrigued by the inner workings on campus and experiencing things from the adminis- tration ' s side. It was also beneficial to be on such good terms with President Dean Flubbard. " He ' s almost like a dad to the people in the office, " Howell said. " He ' s a really nice guy. " Howell admired her employers for being so flexible with hours and giving time off when she had an appointment or needed to work on projects. Getting off at 5 p.m. everyday was another huge perk, because it meshed the school day and workday together. " I love the job all-together, " Howell said. " The people 1 work with are great. " w • Amy Naas d • Erik Schrader clean jobs ■ 750 DO dramatically twisted dark spin on a familiar fairy tale An eerie setting of a mysterious for- est filled with hazy smoke greeted the audience as they sat waiting to watch a dark retelling of a fairy tale favorite. Theatre Northwest ' s production of Timberlake Wertenbaker ' s " The Ash Girl " took place Nov. 8-11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. The play intertwined elements from original ver- sions of Cinderella with modern themes. Sarah Jeter played the lead role of Ashgirl, the victim of bullying from her two simpering stepsisters Judith, Mi- chelle Trester, and Ruth, Katie Baker. Ashgirl lived with her sisters and step- mother, played by Chelsea Nett, after her father left them " in search of his heart " shortly after marrying the step- mother. Coping with the loss of her father and the torments from her new fam- ily, Ashgirl fell into a deep depression, personified to the audience in the form of Sadness played by Amy Ellis. Sad- ness followed Ashgirl around in several scenes to drown out any feelings of hap- piness. Sadness was one of the evil spir- its that lurked in the dark forest. The remaining monsters were versions of the seven deadly sins, all displayed as animals, except for Lust, who was a woman. It was later revealed that Lust was responsible for driving Ashgirl ' s father awav. Throughout the play, the sins at- tempted to ruin the lives of the human characters by following them around and awakening feelings of greed, anger and pride within them. Many times the sins were chased away by Ashgirl ' s al- lies, her animal friends and the fairy of the mirror. Audience member Jennifer Findley was impressed by the layer the animals brought to the production. " The animals ' acting was very dy- namic, and it made the play different, " Findley said. " That made it really inter- esting. " With the help of the fairy and her friends, Ashgirl realized her desire to attend the ball in honor of Prince Amir ' s birthday. Amir, Steven Perkins, and his mother. Princess Zehra, Jamie Lin, were new to the land and threw the ball to show their amount of hospitality. The play followed along the lines of the familiar " Cinderella " story with regards to the ball and the missing shoe The climax of the plav took place in the forest as Ashgirl and Amir struggled to find their love amidst the sinister sins of the forest. Audience member Jennv Johnson enjoyed how the lighting and set design added so much more to the production. In one scene, lights danced over Ashgirl to portray spiders weaving her ball gowr onto her. Out of all the diverse characters in the play, Johnson said her favorite was the stepmother. " She has a really pompous atmo- sphere about her, " Johnson said. " She ' s really demanding and she knows what she wants. " w • Amy Naas d ■ Erik Schradei 076 • Student life Ashgirl Rising Ashgirl rises after being ridiculed by her stepsisters. She was submissive to their teasing because her father ' s departure Ifft her depressed. Plioto fn Cliris Lee Getting Ready I uth and Judith prepare their dresses for the ball for Prince Amir. Their mother did everything in her power to make sure one of them married the prince. Photo by Cliris Lee Overwhelming Sadness Sadness persuades Ashgirl to think she doesn ' t want to go to the ball. Throughout the plav Ashgirl struggled to overcome the depression that Sadness inflicted upon her. Photo by Chris Lee the ash girl 77 D Wet Feet Sarah Cox and Colhev Rush soak their feet during the Spa Night sponsored by SAC. The event took place once every semester. Photo In Cliris Lee Poker Time Nathan Jessen counts his chips for a strategic move. Jessen could be found at manv poker events. Photo n Chris Lee fun festivities spa and poker soothe the soul Whether it was poker, bingo, spa or movie night, students scurried to par- ticipate in provided activities. Contests and giveaways were a great incentive for spending a Thursday night at the Union instead of the bars around town. The smell of bath salts and differ- ent fragrances filled the air as students walked into the Boardroom to get free manicures, pedicures, facials and mas- sages. Spa Night was just one of many " Thursdav at the Union " events put on by the Student Activities Council and it took place once a semester. Chelsea Sogard, late night entertain- ment chair for SAC, said approximately 100 women and a few men showed up which was normal for Spa Night. " We can get anywhere from 60 to 100 people for a Spa Night, " Sogard said. " Last semester we had it right before fi- nals and that didn ' t work out very well. 078 • student life DD Not many people showed up. " SAC funded the events and prizes were sponsored by local businesses. Sponsored prize s ranged from free one month memberships to Curves, gift cer- tificates from Maurices, hair products from O ' Hair, free waxes from Salon Ad- vantage and Hair It Is and free tans from Jass Salon. Students were seen waiting in long lines for massages, facials and making multi-colored candles or bath salts. The candle making was a very popular activ- ity and the jars filled up quickly. " Mv favorite part was making the candles because it was easy to do and it gave me something fun to do while wait- ing for my massage, " Jamie Turner said. " I had a lot of fun and plan on going next semester. " Liz Spina ran the candle making table at Spa Night and said that a lot of people showed up each week and they seemed to have a good time. " These events start at 9 p.m. but they last until midnight and people actually stay the whole time, " Spina said. " It ' s a nice alternative to going out to the bars every Thursday night. " The Student Activities Council also had Poker Nights, Bingo Nights and Movie Nights throughout the semes- ter. Poker Night was a popular event amongst men. Students gathered around the seven tables with a deck of cards and a full bag of playing chips to hope- fully win some of the electronics avail- able. " I always go to Poker Night because it ' s just a fun way to unwind, " Jake Ar- nold said. " It gets kind of boring playing online so it ' s nice to go and meet up with people that like to play poker too. " w • Kylie Guier d • Erik Schrader J andle Making ssicii Alviiri ' ciincontrales on niiiking candle during Sp.i Night at Thursda ys the Union. Other activities included ials and pedicures. Photo bv C ins Lev Tamara Tucl (vood-Pugh gets a massage from Ashlee James Casady during the Spa Night at Thursdays at the Union. Upwards of 100 women showed up for the e ent which was put on by SAC. Photo by Cliris Lee I ' la ' ers concentrate on their cards and each other during a game of poker. SAC sponsored the event which was held on the third floor of the Union. Photo by Chris Lee thursdays at the union 79D DD DbD ■ student life DD Bartender Diaries A bartender at Molly ' s mixes drinks for awaiting customers. Thursday nights proved to be the busiest for the bars in town. Photo by Kayleen Vande Kamp ar hopping :hursday drink specials It ' s onlv S3. 50 a night for all vou can ink. You can rub up against nearly i one without anyone complaining. 0, it ' s not an escort seryice, it ' s Mol- ' s, and it is the most popular place to and party on a Thursday night. The dance floor is not much bigger lan a dorm room, but there ' s an ad- tional stage for more room. The lights ist a colorful tint in the bar which help ;t the mood. The music is always on 11 blast and the dance floor is packed ith young indiyiduals who take adyan- ge of the drink specials. It may sound a little strange that Thursday nights are the most popular nights to go to the bars, but places like Molly ' s thrive on these nights with nu- merous drink specials. Colby Swanstone said he liked goin to Molly ' s for a busy night but liked the calmer places too. " Yeah, Molly ' s is easily the most crowded bar on Thursdays and there ' s a lot of fun to be had there, but if you want to just have a nice cold beer in a slightly less chaotic atmosphere. The Pub is the place to be, " says Colby. The Pub, located north of campus, was a low key bar that had no dance floor but plenty of drink specials. The manager of The Pub, Jeff Zeller, knew that the drink specials alone would draw plenty of customers. Aside from the Pub and Molly ' s, there are several other places to go on Thursday nights. Burny ' s, located right next to Molly ' s, was a relatively quiet bar, compared to its next door neighbor. The Palms and The Outback, which were also right next to each other, were two other bars that drew a large crowd Thursday nights because of drink spe- cials. w • Danny Schill d • Erik Schrader thursdays at the bars • 81 D DD Almost Married Tracie looks through a book during class. She spent her last semesters at the University planning a wedding and trying to graduate. PJwtc by Megan Tilk married life college education with a ring Planning a wedding can be a stress- ful task. Planning a wedding while still in college can make things even more stressful. Many students on campus are pull- ing double duty as student spouse or student fiance. For those planning a wedding, classes can often be put on hold, however manv at the University are trying to make both work. Junior, Tracie Giaccetti, is currently planning her wedding for May 2008. Her fiance, Nick, is currently taking classes in Columbia Mo. Not only do they have the stress of classes and a wedding but are doing it all long distance. " Being apart makes it hard to get stuff done and you have to do a lot over the phone, " Giaccetti said. " I have to trust my mom to make a lot of the deci- sions for me. " Giaccetti has her dress and the place for the ceremony all picked out but left the honeymoon planning for her fiance. " I don ' t really care about a big cer- emony but my family and friends would be mad if we didn ' t have one, " Giaccetti said. The University provides on-campus housing for its married couples. The Forest Village Apartments house many couples. Giaccetti says the 2007-2008 school year will be her last at the Uni- versity before she either transfers to be closer to her fiance or finishes online. She will be taking 18 and 19 credit hour semesters to help finish faster. " The worst part of being far away is that if you fight you have to make up over the phone, " Giaccetti said. " You don ' t know what they are doing or what they are thinking. It takes a lot of trust. " Even though it can be stressful and at times difficult, Giaccetti says being in college can make planning a wedding fun. " I get all the attention, " Giaccetti said. " My friends are here to help and ht isn ' t here to get sick of everything all thi time, so they get to be excited with me. " w • Megan Tilk d ■ Erik Schradt-i 082 DD student life Taking Notes Tracie Giaccetti takes notes in class. She took heavier class loads than normal to graduate quicker so that she could get married. Photo by Megan Tilk Class Time Tracie Giaccetti listens to her teacher during a class. She wanted to try and finish school at the University or transfer closer to her fiance. Photo by Megan Tilk enqaqed marned couples • SSD DD secret stories Frank Warren reveals truths A man who said he ' d been called the " most trusted person in America " invited each person in the packed audi- torium to " free your secrets and become who you are. " Frank Warren, the founder of Post Secret, gave a presentation at 7:30 p.m. on March 6 in the Charles Johnson Theater. The Student Activities Council brought Warren to the University and gave away 50 free Post Secret books. Warren had received over 200,000 homemade postcards with secrets on them since beginning the project in November 2004. Warren created Post Secret as a one-time-only art exhibition. He handed out blank postcards with his address on them and invited strangers to anonymously send him their secrets on the cards. He received about 100 secrets in five weeks, and the exhibition was such a huge hit that people continued sending Warren their secrets after the exhibit had ended. Thus the Post Secret web site was born. Since its creation. Post Secret has yielded four books and has been fea- tured in the Ail-American Rejects ' music video " Dirty Little Secret. " Warren sat down on stage and shared several se- crets that had been sent to him, includ- ing those that had been censored out of his books. He explained how the indi- vidual secrets became a community of secrets when compiled in the books. " Each secret I think of as a voice speaking, but when you bring them all together, they become a conversation, " Warren said. Warren spoke about his latest book, " A Lifetime of Secrets, " which held se- crets from people aged 8 to 80, arranged in chronological order. He said he liked to see how people ' s secrets varied from different age groups. " Some of our secrets stay exactly the same, no matter how old we are, " War- ren said. Near the end of his presentation, Warren invited anyone to step up to the microphone to share a secret. Several brave students rose to the challenge, spilling confessions that were both funny and sad. Warren and the audience applauded all of them for sharing their secrets. " Everyone else being brave enough to tell their secrets. ..I ' m not that brave at all, " Korrie Underwood said. Underwood was a fan of Post Se- cret for about four years, and had been looking forward to Warren ' s visit to the University. " 1 was really excited because I fol- lowed the whole thing for a while, " Underwood said. Valencia Higginbotham ' s favorite moment of the night was when War- ren shared the secrets banned from his books. She also appreciated Warren sharing his own secret with the crowd. " I liked how he told his secret at the end... it made him more down-to-earth, " Higginbotham said. Warren called the University a " pretty amazing campus " with " a lot of warmth. " He strongly encouraged the audience to share stories and secrets with someone after leaving. " If you forget everything else to- night. ..just remember that everyone here has a secret that would break your heart, " Warren said, w • Amy Naas d • Erik Schrader 084 student life Creative Secrets Holding up a hotel kev with a secret on it, Frank Warren talks about how he receives many different types of secrets. Warren said that he received about 1,000 secrets a week and was only able to put 20 on the web site each week. Photo by Chris Lee Withheld Secrets Frank Warren stands in front of the projector as he shows postcard secrets that didn ' t get printed in his books. Some of the submissions were not able to be printed because of subject matter and copyright issues. Photo by Chris Lee frank warren ■ SSD DD Bare Ground The ground just south of the Performing Arts Center is cleared for the new theater. A new black box theater will be built. Photo Courtesy ofTlienter Department little theater small box under construction The south side of the Performing Arts Center was in disarray. Entrances were closed, metal braces and founda- tion were poured and ready, chain link fences with plastic flapping in the shrill March wind surrounded the area, warn- ing students and faculty that sidewalks were closed due to construction. Thanks to an anonymous $1 million dollar donation raised by The Campaign for Northwest, the University was in the middle of constructing a 200 seat Black Box Studio Theatre, that was estimated to be done Aug 2008. After receiving the donation, the University matched the funds 2:1, donating $2.8 million, bring- ing the total cost of the project to $3.8 million. The project accompanied several others that were initiated on campus within the last year, including the con- struction of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the revitalization of history, humanities, philosophy and political science classrooms, and the completion of the football field renova- tions, which included the addition of stadium lights and artificial field. The Studio Theatre was to be a smaller venue, 200 seats, and would allow for smaller more personal perfor- mances along with classroom opportuni ties. Students and teachers alike were excited about the addition because of the added advantages it was to give University students. The venue was to incorporate modern lighting and sound equipment that would give students an additional advantage when entering into the job market. w ■ Kate Hall d ■ Erik Schradei DSB ■ Student life DD At Work Workers work on the new theater located next to the Performing Arts Center. The building was set to open in the fall of 2008. The new theater was to include 200 new seats. Pholo by Jessica Nelson Getting Started The ground work begins on the new theater. This will be located next to the Performing Art Center. Photo Courtesy of Theater Department little box theater 87 a DD True Stories Emily Weber reads one of the many true stories shared during the Vagina Monologues. All the materials were submitted by real life women. P ;ofc) ))| Jessica Nelson different view a vagina ' s look at the world The Wesley Center great room was dimly lit by carefully placed lights around the room bringing focus to the stage at the front. The walls were lined with alternating panels of deep purple, red and black two foot strips of material. Anne Brockmeyer walked on stage and introduced what vaginas would say if they spoke, and wear. This was the Vagina Monologues. The Vagina Monologues was written by Eve Esler in 1996 and first performed off-Broadway. The collection was the result of over 200 interviews with women about their vaginas. Every piece was united by the vagina, but topics ranged between rape, menstruation, love, mutilation, adora- tion, anger, shame and experiences. On the stage was a lone chair, draped with red lights and black mate- rial, and a multi-colored bulb lamp that cast a red light on the wall above. The directors, Amanda Nelson and Natalie Waterman, walked onto the stage and announced the silent auction of the breast molds. By the end of the night the auc- tion made over $400 to be donated to various causes associated with V-Day, a campaign that focuses on the spanning plight of women, from women in Hur- ricane Katrina, to the victims of genital mutilation in other countries. One of the first introductions to the play was a skit about what vaginas would wear and say. Included in the playbill were the actors responses. Rachel Leake ' s vagina would say, " Just keeping it casual and having fun. " Erin Colasacco ' s vagina would wear headgear. Rachel Burnett ' s vagina would say, " You have to RSVP for this party. " Amanda Scott ' s vagina would wear a prom dress and hightops. Skits followed the same entertain- ing, sometimes emotional, plot lines of talking casually about what experiences define the female genitalia. w • Kate Hall d ■ Erik Schrader Dss DD student life Serious Moment Erin Cahill recites a passage from the Vagina Monologues. She touched the crowd with the readings. Photo by Jessica Nelson Added Humor Amanda Nelson entertains the audience while reciting a part of the Vagina Monologues. She got the audience involved by interacting with them. Photo by lessica Nelson vagina monologues DO Deadly Dentist Audrey ' s abusive boyfriend, Orin, tries to persuade Seymour to use his plant to escape Skid Row. Later Seymour fed Orin to his plant after he overdosed on laughing gas. Photo by Chris Lee Man Trap Seymour named his plant Audrey 2 as a reflection of his adoration for his co- worker Audrey. The mysterious fly-trap plant would only eat humans. Photo by Cliris Lee DgO • student life DD oh, the horror leafy character center of show Catchv musical numbers, comedic ictors and a giant man-eating plant ligiilighted the University ' s production )f a classic musical. Theatre Northwest and the North- vest Department of Music presented Little Shop of Horrors " Feb. 28 through klarch 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Krts Center. The musical told the storv f Se ' mour, an employee at Mushnik ' s ikid Row Florists, a struggling flower hop. Sevmour, hopelessly in love with his o-worker, Audrey, and desperate to win he approval of his boss, Mushnik, pur- :hased a mysterious, exotic plant from 1 Chinese vendor to attract customers the shop. Discouraged at first by the slant ' s reluctance to flourish, Seymour liscovered the plant ' s craving after ac- identallv pricking his finger - human )lood. As the plant grew bigger, how- ver, Sevmour was in for a shock: the ilant could talk, and it manipulated the clumsy employee into feeding it the only thing it would eat, which was fresh human flesh. With each transformation of the plant, Seymour received more recognition and fame, but his world also began to spin out of control. The musical ' s unique aspect of a giant talking plant on stage made a deep impression on the audience. Truly a cen- tral character in the story, the plant sang its own musical numbers while its move- ments were operated from the inside by a puppeteer. " 1 thought the plant did a great job, " Annie Norris said. " Even though you could never see him or anything, I thought he did a great job with his character. " The crew ' s dedication to make the plant authentic paid off. The transitions between each growth were smooth and natural. " I like what they did with the plant, " John Lee said. " I kind of wondered what they ' d do with it. It was great. " The music also played an intricate role in the appeal of the production. Written by award-winning composers Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, the songs provided another layer of enter- tainment for the audience to enjoy. " The songs are great, " Lee said. " I like the way they ' re put together. They ' re great. All the performances are great, really. " Norris ' s favorite song was " Suddenly Seymour, " an uplifting ballad between Seymour and Audrey. Despite not having seen the show before, she was already familiar with that tune and liked that she could somewhat sing along to it. She displayed her excitement for seeing the play for the first time and appreci- ated the excellent performances. " I thought it was a really entertain- ing show, and they did a great job telling the storv and how it was supposed to be portrayed, " Norris said. " Each of the cast members was cast really well. " w ■ Amy Naas d • Erik Schrader Singing Support A trio of lovely ladies who live near the (lower shop help tell the tale of Seymour and his plant. The actresses appeared in most of the scenes and provided comic relief. Photo by Chris Lee little shop of horrors • 91 D DD Cast Photo The cast of Little Shop of Horrors poses for a photo. Preparation for the production began in the first few weeks of the fall semester. Photo Courtesy of T)ieater Department Moving Plant The flower that was featured in the production, Audrey 2, was depicted throughout the play in different sizes. Creativity was used to make the plant move and even eat cast members. Plioto Courtesy of Theater Department Das • student life DD ackstage preparation is a full time job Little Shop of Horrors may have only ila ed for three nights at the University, lut the sheer amount of time and effort hat went into the production had a nuch longer history. As a joint effort between the music nd theatre departments, rehearsals nd casting for the show began in the irst few weeks of the fall semester. Set ' reduction went all the way through ebruarv and invoh ' ed an impressive mount of craftsmanship and design by ver ' one inxoh ' ed. " People were working every night intil three or four in tha morning, " cast nember Jamie Lin said. The crew for Little Shop of Horrors uilt a fullv working fire escape for a lecessarv scene. An entire runway was ilso constructed, so that actors would be ble to move in front of and around the " land and audience. One of the key elements in the show revolved around a man-eating plant named Audrey 2. To create the illusion of the singing and talking plant, cast and crew mem- bers used a series of tricky illusions and advanced puppetry. Four puppets were used for the character of Audrey, each one carefully manipulated and rehearsed so as to per- fect the timing. As the plant grew, so did the complexity of the puppet. For the smaller, baby sized Audrey, a false arm was incorporated that allowed the actor to carry the plant around in a pot and control the puppet himself. At the first truly large stage of the plant, an actor sat inside the back of the puppet and manipulated the mouth by moving a bar up and down. A concealed television monitor was used to allow the music and the puppeteer to synchronize movements. When Audrey was fully grown, an actor was completely inside the enormous puppet costume. For the segments in which characters were actually eaten by the plant, the actors jumped inside the puppet, crawled be- neath the puppeteer ' s legs and slipped into a trap door. " There were a few injuries during the rehearsal of these parts, " Lin said. " Tony Reed, who was inside the puppet ended up having to wear a cup just in case. " Opening night and the shows that followed proved all of the hard work and dedication truly paid off. With all of the elements of production finally coming together, the performance became not just a show, but an experience. Audienc- es found themselves lost in the hilarious and fun world of Little Shop of Horrors. w • Josh Vovles d • Erik Schrader behind the scenes little shop 930 DD Graduation Preparation Ronda Watson finishes a worksheet for an upper level finance class. It was crunch time as Watson prepared for her graduation in May. Other students across campus experienced stress at many different times during the year. Photo by Jessica Nelson Stressful Times Stress presents itself in many different forms to students everyday. Coping with it was something they learned to do throughout their college careers. Photo Illustration by Chris Lee 094 ■ student life maxed stress io much to do, so little time Overeating. Frequent headaches. Lack of sleep. These symptoms are all associated with one of the most com- mon problems faced by college students around the world: stress. Stress was a natural part of life at all ages, but the stress levels of college students were especially high. As a freshman, Ryan Tommey said attend- ing college for the first time is especially stressful because newcomers don ' t know the ropes yet. " There ' s more fast-paced learning in college, " Tommey said. " There ' s a lot more homework, a lot more activities, just a lot more pulling on you. " He explained that a big clue of knowing he was stressed was realizing his attention was entirely focused on meeting deadlines. " You ' re constantly thinking about what you have to do, not thinking about having fun, " Tommey said. Tommey found that the most helpful way to de-stress was physical activity. He enjoyed taking breaks to play basket- ball to get his mind off of his classes for a while. He also tried to stay healthy by getting enough sleep, which was a big stressor for him. Throughout the year he also stayed energized bv drinking plenty of orange juice. " A lot of sugar keeps you going when vou ' re stressed out, " Tommey said. Ronda Watson defined stress as " anything that causes vou to worry or feel pressure emotionally and mentally. " She had plenty of experience with deal- ing with stress throughout her college career. During the fall semester, she worked 20 hours a week on top of 14 hours of classes. She also had to juggle responsibilities for her roles in the Fi- nancial Management Association and Delta Mu Delta while still finding time for social activities. " This is my last year of college so there is tons of pressure to get a career lined up and to do well, " Watson said. " I ' m taking some of the hardest and most time-consuming classes of my life right now. " Watson said that organization was crucial for her to handle her workload. " I try to recognize when I am more than likelv going to be stressed, " Watson said. " That way I can plan everything out. I don ' t think it is feasible to avoid stress altogether, but it is possible to manage stress. " Her methods of de-stressing in- volved water exercises, talking with friends about problems, spending some time alone and treating herself to a few inexpensive treats every now and then. Watson explained that stress was inevitable for everyone and that it ct)uld also be a positive thing by pushing peo- ple to do their best. She welcomed oth- ers to share her tips for handling stress. " Look ahead, make plans, use your planner and definitely go to every class, " Watson said. " Take everything one step at a time and make sure you schedule in some fun! " w • Amy Naas d • Erik Schrader Stress • 95 D DD spring forwar finishing to finally begi The end of April brought friends and families to help graduates celebrate the end of their college careers. Bagpiper lain McKee led the line of people down the aisle to signal the be- ginning of the ceremony. Camera flashes popped as the graduates took their places in the seats. Dr. Elson S. Floyd, past president of University of Missouri system and in- coming president for Washington State University, gave the address to the crowd before the presentation of the diplomas. He spoke about college memories and times to be had by the graduates. Cody Gray, a business management and marketing major was excited that it was finally over. " The feeling was a little overwhelm- ing and relieving at the same time because 1 finally made it but it was a lot of hard work, " Gray said. One by one, graduates crossed the stage. The first stop was the diploma table followed by a shake of the hand from President Dean Hubbard. " That handshake told me that I was done, " Gray said. Along with the undergraduates came the hooding of the candidates for master ' s degrees. Alen Horvat received his master ' s degree in health and physi- cal education. " I worked so hard to get to this mo- ment, I am glad it is over, " Horvat said. " Now 1 can go into the real world and find a job, " he added. Horvat assisted the tennis teams Overwhelming Feeling Done Deal University graduates clutcli their hard earned diplomas before walking out of Bearcat Arena to face the real world. Friends and families were present to wish them the best and help them celebrate. Photo by Chris Lee Codv Gray receives his diploma from Dr. Thomas Billesbach, dean of booth college of business and professional studies. Gray received his degree in business management and marketing. Photo by Chris Lee for two years while he worked on his master ' s. " I played tennis here at Northwest and wanted to stay with the team any- way 1 could, " Horvat said. By assisting the tennis teams he was able to keep in touch with the team and complete his master ' s degree. " It just worked out well, " Horvat saic By the end of the ceremony, ap- proximately 552 students had crossed the stage to receive diplomas. President Hubbard shook the hands and the audi- ence applauded the newest graduates ol the University. " It was really cool, all of the hard work was worth the feeling of that day, " Gray said. w ■ Chris Lee d ■ Erik Schrade DaB DD student life }mmencement Address •. Elson S. Floyd speaks lo the graduates the University ' . Flovd, president-elect Washington State University was the ynote speaker before diplomas were stributed to the graduates. Photo by iris Lee graduation • 97D DD academics 0 CDgS ■ academics DD J Green and White visit days helped bring in nnore freshmen for the following year. International and non-traditional students nunnbers rose on cannpus while undergraduate numbers hit an all time high. Students were seen scrambling from building to building looking for classes after the mods had been removed. Some classes took place in spare rooms in the Station. All of the collaboration in majors and between students and teachers proved that the University was closer than you think. w • Kylie Guier d • Katie Pierce History Maker Above: Doctor Michael Steiner teaches America- A Historical Survey in Wells Hall. The history department was spread throughout campus after the mods were removed during the summer of 2007. Photo by Kayleen Vande Kamp Lecture Time Left: Aaron Johnson lectures during his Introduction to Geography. The two larger lecture halls in Garrett Strong were home to many general education classes. Plwlo by Jessica Nelson division • 99 D DD Exploring Majors Ambassador Duty Prospective students gather information about majors from departments across campus during a Green and White Visit Day. Student ambassadors were on hand to provide advice. Photo by Jeremiah Wall While conducting a campus tour, student ambassador Nisha Bharti describes some of the different classes students may find in Brown Hall. Brown Hall is home for education majors. Fholo by Jessica Nelson Freshman Life Ambassador Allison Boehm details wha students can expect living in the freshma: halls their first year. Potential student toured the Dieterich and Perrin residenc halls. Photo by Jessica Nelson D1OO • academics RECRUITMENT TOURS LEAD VISITORS THROUGH THE RESIDENCE HALLS, PAST ATHLETIC FACILITIES, THROUGH THE BEARCAT FOOD COURT AND TO ALL ACADEMIC BUILDINGS. s enrollment numbers reached record highs, University Admis- sions continued to generate interest from potential students. Green and White Visit Days were held Oct. 13, Jan. 26 and April 12. Green and White Visit Days were for high school students in the early stages of the college selection process. Jeremy Waldeier, the associate director of admissions, coordinated the three visit days. He belie ed that Green and White Visit Days allow stu- dents a chance at getting a great first impression of the University and hope they will want to return for a more in-depth look at campus. " I ' ve been here seven years and Green and White Davs have been on the schedule as long as 1 have been here. That to me says they must really work, " Waldeier said. Over 95 high school students and their family members flooded the Union Ballroom that first tour date in October to begin their eventful day on cam- pus; a big turnout according to Waldeier. The day began with a cheer lead bv none other than Bobby Bearcat and cheerleaders. After a bTief video and presentation, Northwest Student Ambassadors Hned the stage for a student panel. Concerned familv members were able to ask questions like, " What do you like most about Northwest? " and " How difficult was it to adjust to small town living? " among others. Following the student panel potential Bearcats and their families were split into tour groups and began their journev around campus. Student Ambassador, Nisha Bharti, led her group of two first time visitors and their families to the first stop on her tour, the Bearcat Food Court. Following the Union, they walked past Brown Hall and the Administration Building. They made a stop inside Garrett-Strong to get a look at classroom size and electronic equipment used in classes. High school senior Zack LeBrun and his fam- ily had many questions for Bharti along the tour. LeBrun wanted to play in the marching band and had two Division I colleges in mind. " I reallv like how close everything is here. " Leb- run said. " There isn ' t a mile between buildings and everything is within reasonable walking distance. Some of the other schools have shuttles. " The tour led visitors through the residence halls, past athletic facilities and to all learning cen- ters on campus. The University was currently sit- ting second on LeBrun ' s mind after the tour, with the day half over he still had much to experience. Next visitors sat through a question and answer session followed by a departmental and student services fair. The day ended with a financial aid and scholarship information session. " It ' s all about the impression we give them while were here. It makes them want to come back and be a part of Northwest, " Walderier said. w • Megan Tilk d • Fan Jiang recruitment • 101 D DD Lunchtime Advice During a lunch at the Town PavilUon in downtown Kansas City, students sat at tables for different niches in the world of media. Professionals arrived later and dispersed amongst the tables to give advice to the students over pizza and pop. Photo in Katie Pierce Split Decision The students in group two split up and had the choice to go to BIGSHOT Interactive or Blacktop Creative. These students watched BIGSHOT creative director Mel Hogan while he showed them his latest projects. Photo by Katie Pierce Dl02 ■ academics J AGENCY TOURS STUDENTS FROM TOUR ADVERTISING AGENCIES IN KANSAS CITY TO GAIN KNOWLEDGE AND ADVICE FROM PROFESSIONALS IN THE INDUSTRY Students gathered around to listen to professionals in their field give advice. Hopes of receiving an in- ternship or full-time job after college motivated the students to make the trip. Adink, an organization for stu- dents interested in the functions of advertising and meeting professionals in the field, held the annual Off-Broadway Agency Tour. The tour took place on March 6. The trip cost $15 for non-Adlnk members and $5 for members. The tour allowed students to go to Downtown Kansas Citv and Westport to visit numerous adver- tising agencies and multimedia companies. Some of the companies included VML, Liquid 9, Black- top, Handmark, Gragg Advertising and Bernstein Rein. The tour was broken up into four groups and each group visited three agencies. Once the groups arrived at the scheduled agen- cv, thev were taken inside for a tour of the office. The students got to speak with employees from the agencv about what they did, who their clients were and how to go about getting a job or internship. Jacquie Lamer was the adviser for Adlnk and she ran the event. It was the sixth year Lamer had organized the tour. " The planning is sort of a constant thing, " Lamer said. " In the fall semester we start planning a lot and it reallv starts five weeks before. " Students on the trip split up into their groups and went to their first agency at 9:30 a.m. They spent an hour at the agency touring and asking questions before the students had to get back on the bus and head to lunch. A scheduled lunch with approximately 15 professionals allowed the students to network. The professionals worked in fields such as creative, web, copy writing and ac- count services. Lunch was at the Town Pavillion and consisted of Pizza Hut which was paid for by the trip cost. Emplovees from Gragg Advertising, Nicholson Kovac, Union Station and many more were eager to speak to the students. Many of the professionals were alumni of the University and were eager to help out with the tour. Mary Clark graduated from the University in May 2007 as an Interactive Digital Media- New Media major but she attended the event as a profes- sional. She went on to become a web specialist at the Kansas Citv Union Station after graduation and announced that Union Station was looking for in- terns. Clark was excited to see some familiar faces and help out in any way she could. (continued on page 104) off-broadway tour 1030 DD future careers in the making at off-broadway tour (continued from page 103) " It was nice to see everyone, " Clark said. " I know it ' s only been a year but it feels like so long. I ' m really glad I got to come out here and do this. I reallv miss Northwest. " After lunch the students got on the bus to move on to their second and third agencies. The group consisted of a varietv of majors including mar- keting, interactive digital media, public relations, advertising and journalism. Each student found an area of interest in the agencies and talking to the professionals. Amanda Grav was a junior and wanted an internship be- fore her senior year. She was a applied advertising major with a visual journalism minor. Gray was assigned to group two which went to Bernstein Rein, Sullivan Higdon and Sink and Blacktop. " I fell in love with SHS (Sullivan Higdon and Sink), " Gray said. " I liked Blacktop a lot too. I ' m just a fan of the smaller Copy Talk places. They have room to grow. " Grav said she felt the tour was a great opportunity and was glad she went. " This is my second year participating in this tour and I am coming back next year, " Gray said. " It is so informational and gives you a very good look into what people are really doing and how the advertising world would reallv be. I also think it ' s great for people that don ' t really know what they want to do. " Lamer felt the trip went off without any hitches and all of the time spent planning was well worth it. She thanked Jessica Alvarez for all of her hard work in planning the tour and mak- ing it run smoothlv. " I think the most difficult thing about the whole day was planning lunch, " Lamer said. " It ' s hard to plan for 70 people because some don ' t show up and sometimes more show up. If that was our biggest problem I ' d say we did pretty well though. " w • Kvlie Guier d • Fan Jiang Cop vriter Sarah Tuttle from Gragg Advertising speaks to students about the future of copy writing in advertising. Gragg Advertising was one of the groups group four toured. Photo by Katie Pierce Dl04 ■ academics Portfolio Advice Students listen carefully to professionals about how to break into the multimedia industry. Professionals offered advice including information about portfolios and resumes for their chosen careers. Photo by Katie Pierce Advertsing Resource A human resources representative from Bernstein-Rein talks to students about a career in advertising. Later in the day, students toured Bernstein-Rein and she was their tour guide. Pliolo by Katie Pierce off-broadway tour io5n DD Front Runner Friendly Wave Members of the Bearcat Marching Band A proud band parent waves to spectators perform in London over winter break. as they march down the streets of London. The band led the New Years Day parade They were thrilled at the support the local down the streets of London. Photo by Londoners showed them. Photo by Chris Chris Rinelln Rmella DlOB • academics DD ON DON BAND MARCHES THROUGH LONDON AND LEADS PARADE THROUGH STREETS Over 100 students, faculty and family members enjoyed the experience of a lifetime when they were given the chance to visit the land of fish and chips, double-decker buses and red telephone booths. Members of the Bearcat Marching Band traveled to England after being selected last spring to perform in London ' s New Year ' s Day Parade. The Wind Svmphony and Jazz Ensemble were also invited to perform in a special concert that took place Dec. 30. BMB members were in for a surprise when thev learned upon arriving in London that thev had been chosen to lead the parade. Many students said that leading the parade was the highlight of the trip. " Marching in the parade was an awesome expe- rience, especially since we got the honor of leading it, " Abby Placke said. " I loved when we would do the huge horn swings during ' Sing Sing Sing, ' the crowds along the streets were going nuts. I would occasionally look over and see their faces in awe that we were §o energetic and that we were actually having a blast ourselves. " " Leading the London parade in the front row was prettv cool, " Dane Montgomery said. " The best part was finding out we got to lead it. " The travelers spent nearly a week in London, where they were given the opportunity to do some individual sightseeing as well as participate in sev- eral planned group tours. A four-hour bus tour allowed visitors to see several famous tourist spots, including Westmin- ster Abbey, St. Paul ' s Cathedral and Buckingham Palace. The buses also took them outside London to visit Oxford and Windsor Castle. Montgomery particularly enjoyed seeing Wind- sor and Warwick Castles, which he visited on his own time. Several students used their free time and made stops at the Tower of London, the London Eve and the British Museum, among other sites. " I would definitely go back, " Placke said. " There is so much more to do and see that you could go back every year as long as you live and never even come close to experiencing all of London. " Experiencing all of London was definitely on the travelers ' minds as they returned home with tons of souvenirs, photos and memories to last for the rest of their lives. " Europe is a fantastic experience, and I am very grateful that 1 have gotten to travel the world at such a young age, " Placke said. " I think everyone sometime in their life should have an experience like ours. You would be surprised how much you would enjoy it. " w • Amy Naas d • Fan Jiang arts and scienc es • 107 D DD finger pictures Students learn sign language in popular class Instructor Marcv Roush ' s hands waved enthusiastically in front of her face as she perched upon a wooden platform decorated with the signatures of former students. Looks of wonder spread on the faces of the students in the Introduction to American Sign Lan- guage (ASL) and Deaf Culture class as thev obediently copied her signs, shar- ing the excitement of their teacher. " I motivate them to want to be bet- ter, " Roush said. " That motivation and passion is what the students love, and that ' s whv the class is popular. It ' s not because of me. It ' s because of them. That excitement keeps it going. " The class has been a popular addi- tion to the University since its install- ment as a night class in 1999. As the demand for learning sign grew, more ASL classes were added on, and Roush eventually became a full-time instruc- tor at the University. She also wrote a proposal qualifying the class as a foreign language at the University after Gov.. Matt Blunt signed a bill in 2005 allow- ing ASL to count as a foreign language credit. Copy Cat During an Introduction to American Sign Language and Deaf Culture class, students watch Marcy Roush as she teaches 100 new signs. Plwto In Kaifleen Vande Kainp The ASL classes at the University did not provide training for interpret- ers, but they provided awareness of deaf culture, Roush said. Students were given enough of a foundation to break the bar- rier between the deaf and hearing later in life. " With any foreign language class, it just opens up the world around them, " Roush said. " There ' s so much more out there. It ' s so important to teach students ' we ' re not the only ones here. ' " In the introductory class, students learned a brief history of technology and issues within the deaf culture, as well as finger spelling and basic signs. By the time they left the class at the end of each semester, the students learned enough vocabulary in four months as a kinder- gartner had since birth. The advanced sign classes extended the students ' vo- cabulary and knowledge of the linguistic structure used in ASL. Alex Bradford hoped to use her background in the University ' s ASL classes to eventually become an inter- preter. She had deaf family members who onlv read lips and did not sign, but she wanted to change that. " I think that more people need to sign, " Bradford said. " They can ' t hear, and it ' s unfair of us to try to make them communicate with our form of lan- guage. " Bradford was just one of the st u- dents in the class whose enthusiasm shined through as she eagerly imitated signs and asked questions about the cul- ture. She easily recommended the class to anyone who showed an interest. " It seems to be a lot of fun, " Bradford said. " You just have to be open-minded. It ' s a lot different than many other classes. " Roush noticed that the class ' s popu- larity rose from recommendations and stories from students who had taken the class. She strongly encouraged the positive feedback to continue, and was intrigued that her students would be able to use the skill in the future to ben- efit others. " The passion behind the culture is still thriving, and people need to know that, " Roush said. w • Amy Naas d • Fan liang DlOS ■ acadennics DD Follow Me Instructor Marcy Roush shows her students how to sign " are you deaf? " Roush brings enthusiasm and energy to the classroom. Photo by Kaylecn Vande Kamp Mimicke d Movement Four students sign a sentence in front of the class right after learning 100 new signs. Students went up in groups of four to perform the signs. Photo by Kayleen Vande Kamp arts and sciences • 109l_l Passionate Professor Dr. April Haheryan lectures in front of her disaster psychology class. Originally, Haberyan pursued a career in nursing before teaching at the University for 12 years. Photo by Jessica Nelson Duo • academics disaster psychology )repared students to learn psychological first aid Dr. April Habervan had been a teacher in the psychology epartment since 1996 anci taught one of the more unique svchology classes this year; Disaster Psychology. This course concentrated on the impact of a disaster or ' aumatic e ent on the ' ictim or responders of the event. )isaster Ps ' cholog ' also included discussions of interventions nd techniques to help one with the recovery from disasters so ationallv realized such as 9 11 or personal tragedies such as family death. Dr. Habervan referred to her class as a prep to svchological first aid for victims of tragedies. The students in the class had the chance to study some- hing most students never get to experience. David Lewey, a isvcholog} ' major, took the class and was surprised with the ubject matter. " I was afraid this class would be too sad considering it lealt with people recovering from tragedies, " Lewey said. " I ?as surprised to learn so many theories and techniques which :ept me intrigued the entire semester. " Dr. Habervan taught several classes aside from Disaster ' sychologv ' this year such as abnormal psychology, social )sychoIogy and general psychology. She had been a teacher at he University for 12 years, however, Dr. Haberyan originally pursued a career in nursing. In 1989, she received her undergraduate degree in nurs- ing from the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. After working at the Medical College of Virginia she received her Master ' s Degree in adult psychiatric mental health nurs- ing in 1992. It was then she began her association with the disaster response company Bray Associates. Two years later she worked as the Program Coordinator for the Partial Hospi- talization Program at St. Francis Hospital in Maryville. Dr. Haberyan laughed as she joked about moving all the way from New York. " My husband got a job here in Maryville so of course I went with him, " Haberyan said. " It was nice to find a job at St. Francis and then two years later at Northwest. " In 2003, Dr. Haberyan received her Ph. D in Social Psy- chology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Since then she has dedicated herself to provide aid to citizens in disaster awareness. Dr. Haberyan had been a firm believer in the psy- chology department. " Psychology is a great subject to teach in school because it applies to so much of our daily lives, " said Haberyan. w ■ Danny Schill d • Fan Jiang aphl haberyan Eugene Field Allison Hubbard helps one of the students in her first grade class at Eugene Field Elementary School. Hubbard spent eight weeks as a student teacher at the school. Photo by Chris Lee Phonics Fun First grade students enjoyed working on phonics with their student teacher Allison Hubbard. Starting at 9:30 a.m., Hubbard would take over the class for the rest of the day. Photo by Chris Lee ni12 • academics DD teaching teachers jducation major Allison Hubbard prepares for her future Manv college students faced spring graduation and started anning tor the future. Education majors had a lot of chal- nges to face before and after graduation. Education majors were required to student teach, or ?end a semester with a seasoned teacher in the classroom, or an eight-week period a student teacher acted as an assis- int teacher in the classroom. Instead of spending their days needing from class to class across the campus of the Univer- tv, education majors who were student teaching spent their avs creating lesson plans and teaching subjects like phonics first graders. Dr. Carole Edmonds, director of field experiences for Hor- e Mann Laboratory School, said anywhere between 180 to 00 student teachers from the Uniyersity were placed with full ime teachers a year. " The job market for our people ought to be fantastic in the lext fiye to ten years for education majors, " Dr. Edmonds said. She said the baby boomer generation were the ones who aye student teachers hope for the future. " The ' are right now in their last years of teaching and are jetting ready to retire. So many of the baby boomers are in heir twenty-fifth year or so and are ready to get out. " Student teacher, Allison Hubbard, had no fears for the future. " The education department really gets you in there as soon s vou start as a freshman, " Hubbard said. Sitting in with Mrs. Nance ' s first grade class, she had only three months before her graduation. Although she had no future plans set in stone she hoped to remain near Maryville to start. Hubbard chose to pursue a degree in education at an early age. " I had an awesome teacher in sixth grade who really just inspired me. Plus I just loye working with children, " Hubbard said. According to a Department of Elementary and Secondary Education survey the University ranked high among teacher education programs in Missouri. Of first year teachers sur- veyed 88.5 percent of those who graduated from the Univer- sity said they would rate the quality of the professional educa- tion preparation program as good or very good. This compared to the 84 percent statewide. The principals of those first year teachers were also surveyed and showed that 75 percent of Missouri first year teachers had and used a knowledge in the subject that he or she taught as compared to the 84 percent of the University graduates. So even though graduation was just around the corner, the University students could breathe a sigh of relief as they looked to next year. w • Megan Tiik and Chris Lee d ■ Fan Jiang Reading Champs Student teacher Allison Hubbard goes over a phonics worksheet with her first grade class at Eugene Field Elementary School. Hubbard felt the University ' s education program prepared her well for her career. Photo by Chris Lee Personal Attention A first grader checks his answers on his phonics worksheet with student teacher Allison Hubbard. After graduation, she planned to stav around the Maryville area to teach. Photo hy Chris Lee I allison hubbard 1130 DO Dl14 ■ academics DD • . • hew opportunities :enter for innovation and entrepreneurship to open in 2009 c n Ma 24, 2007 Cowrnor Matt Blunt signed a landmark I i.Jior education bill that instanth ' promised more funding lul opportunity tor the University. One of the subsequent Mon ' cts was the Center for Excellence for Plant Biologies, uuo renamed the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneur- hip. Many recognize it as the empty building on College Park rnuo and 16th Street on campus. The project started, according to a statement from Matt " ikint in the Foundation Focus, a University news flyer, as a iMiihination of academic and corporate resources to expand iu iipportunities to University students in the biotechnology Hold. The building was a biotechnology incubator, a support )rocess that allowed for entrepreneurship opportunities. The milding will be open to vendors, approximately 6-8, who will itilize the possible partnership between University students, he community and the University. " " The great thing, the exciting thing, " Dr. Tom Billesbach ;aid, a member of the advisory committee who ' s in charge )f overseeing things like interior completion and vendors, " is he connection between research opportunities and our academic ;ide. " " There will be opportunities for graduate, undergraduate md staff members for research. One of the tenants in particu- lar will use a fair number of computer science students for data tracking and information. " The building was estimated to be finished in 2009. The University had signed a memorandum of understanding with Carbolytic Materials Co., LLc (CMC). CMC was involved in the production of ApexCM, an alterative tinting agent for rub- ber and plastics. Normal tinting agents were produced through incomplete combustion of oil and natural gas, while ApexCM was pro- duced by shredded tires, which was a conservative and ecolog- ical friendly substitute which assisted in the recycling effort. Other vendors were in the process of bidding for placement. " They [the tenants] want to be in Marwille, " Billesbach said. " We didn ' t only show them around, we helped find available funding, identified the housing market so that they could assess for perspective employees. They wanted to be in Maryville and affiliated with the University. We were hospita- ble, and everything is so close, and the people - everything ' s just very generous. " The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will bring anywhere from 6-12 positions for small companies, and 25-35 for large, according to Billesbach, positions that offer above the average wage in the area. The total is somewhere. w • Kate Hall d • Fan Jiang Campus View Large Potential The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship i.s located on College Park Ave. and 16th St. Currently emptv, the e.stimated completion date is 2009. Photo In It ' iinifer Riepe The center will offer new opportunities to students and the community with positions above the average wage. Computer science students will be able to help with data tracking and information. Pholo by Icnmfcr Riepe I center for innovation and entrepreneurship 115D It was cold in the long hallways at Detroit International Airport in the winter of 2005. Affiong Eyo, foreign exchange student from Nigeria, spent her first night in the U.S. there because a snowstorm grounded all flights. Eyo said she watched as families around her hugged, kissed and cried while she slept on the cold, gray chairs in echoing hallways. She missed her family, home and friends. Eyo said that was the moment she knew this was real- ity, and there was no turning back. " Learning that lesson was really hard. I was left at Christmas with no family, no friends, no. ..nothing. Just a box of clothes and whatever else makes you who you are, " Eyo said. While being alone at Christmastime was difficult, her fear of the unknown no longer existed. She said she could have decided to go to France which wouldn ' t be scary. " I ' ve been through that scary, ' I ' m alone place, ' and I am past it, " Eyo said. Affiong ' s Interests Cooking Nigerian food, plaving volleyball, basketball and listening to Christian gospel music are just some activities that Affiong Eyo enjoys. Photo by Kayken Vande Kamp breaking ground Student makes home at University Eyo, a senior, said her cold Detroit welcoming was a distant memory and her initial experience didn ' t discourage traveling. Eyo ' s been to several different countries, including Belgium, Cuba, Ja- maica and Equatorial Guinea. What she learned throughout her experience was you have to go with a blank mind. " Go expecting something different. And you ' re going to make a fool out of yourself no matter what, " Eyo said. " Treat everyone with respect, and recognize that we are all equal, yet have to be treated differently, " Eyo said. And finally, she said " don ' t com- pare. When you compare two different things, you ' re constantly weighing one against the other, trying to discourage one while encouraging the other. " " It ' s just too negative, " Eyo said, " You ' ll always find things about your own culture you like more, but it ' s just you missing those things. Just go in with a blank mind. " She encouraged others to study abroad. She said the only way you would understand more about other people is to get out there. Eyo planned on travel- ing more, but that would be at a differ- ent point in her life, " when my mom is gone. I ' ve been away too much already. ' Eyo planned on graduating in the spring of 2008 and continuing her edu- cation at the University of Chicago, to earn a master ' s degree in social services, which would get her one step closer to her goal. " I want to help people. It ' s what I ' ve always wanted to do. That ' s why I came to Northwest. African universities don ' t have psychology sociology majors and that ' s what I ' ve always wanted to do, " Eyo said. After graduating from University of Chicago, Eyo wants to gain social services work experience, possibly in the government sector. But her dream, her life-long goal, is to open a Nigerian orphanage with her mother, Monica Eyo. w ■ Kate Hall d • Fan Jiaiv At Work Affiong Eyo helps Sauphia Vorngsam, at the front desk in Perrin and Hudson halls. Affiong worked there, as vifell as the International and Intercultural Center. Photo by Kaylecn Vnnde Kmnp Dub DD acadennics sri r " In Nigeria it E jjirls win cooici ' d. Thi ' guv ' - wl Wid rnasc ulint tilings. In Arrerii .1 VDuare luss bound by your gender. " rin ' tv hy kniflcen Vatuli Kmnp international student -1170 looking forward Student balances school, track and three kids It was a sunny day outside. A cool breeze rustled the trees and the smell of fall was in the air after the warm Sep- tember. Robert Wallace sat on a bench, a messenger bag slung over his shoulder, his long muscular legs outstretched in front of him. Wallace was a student unlike many others at the University. He was a 27- year-old full time student, with a track and field scholarship, a learning disabil- ity and a single father of three girls. When traditional students were typi- cally balancing school, a part-time job and extra- curricular activities, Wallace balanced all of that with the additional responsibilities of being a single father. Wallace said he had a rough child- hood. He was found in an apartment when he was 2-years-old, hungry, crying and confused. His mother had a drug problem and disappeared, leaving Wal- lace and his older brother to fend for themselves. He was taken into protective custody and moved from group home to group home. He finallv settled into his pastor ' s house at 16. This was the man he called dad. He said he always " knew there was a God " before he even could fully compre- hend what God was. It was at a breaking point in his life when he was faced with his beliefs. He had just had a traumatiz- ing break-up with his fiancee. He called his pastor wondering what his next step in life would be. " When ' s the last time you went to church? When was the last time you thanked God for what you had? " Wallace dropped the phone. " I didn ' t have an answer, but I knew that that was no longer my dad talking to me. " Wallace said. Down Time Robert Wallace enjoys watching Camp Lazlo, a popular children ' s cartoon, with his three daughters, Simone, Alexis and Laura. Photo by Knyli ' cn Vaniie Kamp Speed Demon Aspirations for joining the football team did not work out for Robert Wallace. Instead he joined the University track team as an outlet for his athletic talent. PJwto by Kni kcn Vaude Kamp He said that moment completely transformed his life. His life had been aimless before, believing in God, with no dedication. He said he " believed, but didn ' t act like it. " From that point on he acted like it. Wallace related it to basket- ball. " When you know that you ' ll get the three pointer at the end of the game. You just know you ' ll win. I ' ve never had that kind of belief before. I ' ve never felt like I could win the game. I feel like I can win the game now, " Wallace said. Wallace was a junior journalism major and English minor. His desire was to earn his master ' s in English and teach at the university level. Wallace planned on joining semi- nary school. He wanted to spread hope to young children, prisoners and people who didn ' t have it otherwise. w • Kate Hall d • Fan Jiang nii8 DD academics non-traditional student • 119D DD Clarinet Collector Trisha Campbell owns three instruments and borrows more from the University. Instruments were a big cost for her and other music majors. A new, mid-range instrument can cost over $1,000 without any accessories. Photo by Jennifer Riepe Dl20 ■ academics DD expensive majors zhoice of major may dip in to pocket book Students lined the hallwMv to pick ip tiieir textbooks nt the beginning of he semester, for some students that was •nlv the beginning. The L ' ni ersit ' had a textbook loan Togram where students could pick up heir used books from textbook services. liile most students were finished after, some would end up paving extra nonev for their major classes and activi- :os on lab books, supplies and trips. Emilv Weber was an art major before witched to advertising. She said all of lor supplies for projects and classes cost KM more than she intended. " When I was an art major it was re- ilK ' expensive, " Weber said. " Everv proj- ect either needed poster board, paint, Ki , brushes or various other things that I ' liietimes vou think artists will never iL ' od except for that one project in that me class. " Paving extra money for these items tvas not the only problem. She said there were numert)us times that she didn ' t end up using supplies that were suppos- edly required or she would have a lot left over with nothing to use it on. " A lot of mv stuff 1 didn ' t use, " Weber said. " It was horrible to trv an re-sell a lot of my stuff to other people. " Supplies and extra books were not the only thing students with expensive majors paid for. Trisha Campbell was an instrumental music education major who planned on teaching elementary or middle school band after college. She was a member of the musical fraternity Kappa Kappa Psi and she played bass clarinet for the Bearcat Marching Band. She said in a normal year she paid $200 for dues and supplies but that didn ' t include paving for trips. " Yearly Kappa dues are $110, that ' s what most of it is for me, " Campbell said. " The rest is for reeds, anv trips and any other equipment that I might need. " Campbell said the University owned the bigger musical instruments such as the grand piano but most students had to buy their own. " I own two clarinets and a plastic horn but it was bought a long time ago, " Campbell said. " It was first used by my older sister so I got lucky there. I have a nice wooden one too that we bought right before I started here. " The most expensive part of being a student in the music department was paying for the trips. Campbell said the University paid for BMB to go to Ala- bama for the national championship each year but their trip to London had to be paid for completely by students. " The BMB marches in their [Lon- don ' s] New Year ' s parade, and the wind symphony and jazz band each have a concert, " Campbell said. " Most of us started paying for the trip last January and the total is $2,270 plus anything we spend on food, souvenirs and activities. " (continued on page 123) Instruments Abound Many members of the BMB own their own instruments. Keeping everything maintained could be costly. Lyres and reeds broke and keys bent if they got knocked the wrong way. Photo by Jennifer Ricpe expensive majors 121 D DD accessories needed throughout many majors on campus (continued from page 121) Despite paying extra money for her instruments and classes, Campbell said the money was well spent. " I ' ve always thought that being in a band was costly, but to me it ' s all worth it, " Campbell said. " I absolutely love it. " Majors in the music and art depart- ments were not the only ones costing students extra money. When Andrea Beck decided to become a pre-profes- sional zoology major, she had no idea how much extra money would go into her studies. She said there was no warn- ing or anything in the syllabus about the extra supplies. " You find out basically on the first dav of lab when they pass out the syl- labus that you have to buy all of this extra stuff, " Beck said. " On top of that you have to have it all by the end of the Electric Movement Electrophoresis units use electricity to spread segments of DNA into visible bands. Greg Herzog, Todd Weber and John Bunse used it for a class assignment. Photo by Jennifer Riepe week. You don ' t get that much time to get the stuff or the money. " Beck said she was informed she would have to buy her own $50 lab books, latex gloves, lab goggles, various lab supplies, a dissecting kit for zoology and it was recommended that she buy a lab coat for microbiology. " I just personally feel bad calling my mom the first day of classes and explain- ing to her that I have to go and buy $100 worth of supplies for class, " Beck said. " She is paving for my college now and I just wish I knew that beforehand. " Beck said she thought the supplies were not paid for because the Univer- sity would have to raise costs to provide these for students. " I believe that they should either be provided or that the University should be up front about the costs and just inform us before we get to class, " Beck said. " I am going to change my major for other reasons but I still think it ' s stupid that thev don ' t tell you up front. They could list it in the course catalog or something before you pick your classes. " Beck said she might change to a two-year program like pre-pharmacy or something completely different like go- ing to nursing school. She felt all of the extra class items were necessities and paying for them wasn ' t an option. " I feel like it ' s just something you have to do, " Beck said. " Life is full of hid den costs and I guess they [the Universi- ty] are just trying to teach us our lesson early in life. With my major I will be ablt to regain the money 1 am putting out, but right now 1 would love to have some of that money. " w ■ Kylie Guier d ■ Fan Jians Dl22 ■ academics DD Spinning Fast Jared Stiens, Matt Jambcrl, and Milch Rilt ' V use a centrifuge to separate soil. to ' v Jennifer Riepe Palm Pilots can be adapted to work as GPS units. They cost less than other equipment, but were still something out (if pocket for students. Photo by jcnmfer liicpe Counting Critters Miles Smith uses a microbe counter and a prepared plate. The microbe counter acted as a magnifying glass which made anything on the plate visible. Photo by lenmfer Riepe expensive majors • 123U TOGETHER STUDENTS AND FACULTY WORK TOGETHER IN THEIR RESPECTIVE MAJORS ACROSS CAMPUS FORMING BONDS WHILE PRODUCING RESULTS II eamwork, a word typically associated with sports, is also essential to different academic areas as well. It is a natural part of the learning experience one goes through in college, but some majors proved to involve more teamwork than others. " I don ' t know if any other major has as much teamwork as we do, " Mass Communication Instructor Matt Rouch said. Rouch worked chiefly with broadcast students in his Introduction to Broadcast Operations and TV Production classes. Working in the television studio involved teamwork by default, he said. The people who were in charge of tasks like audio and graphics had to be in sync with other crew members such as the switcher operator and director. Even if one person worked seemingly alone on a news story, teamwork was still involved because of the efforts made by the news team: the cameraman, reporter, producer and so on, Rouch explained. He emphasized that collaboration was extreme- ly important to the broadcasting field to extend one ' s professional network. As each person devel- oped different specialties, they relied on each other to make a finished product. " The more you work together, the more you know, " Rouch said. " The more people you know, the more capability you have. Everyone is good at different things. " Broadcasting major Dan Scheuler had hands- on experience with teamwork by working for student radio station X106.7- KZLX. He said the production crew worked as a unit to ensure every- thing tied together. Scheuler emphasized that cooperation was vi- tal to the broadcasting major and the work involved for the radio station. Overcoming obstacles such as conflicting schedules and lack of communication was an essential part of making sure the team was doing its best. " If someone isn ' t holding up their end, the whole pyramid could fall down, " Scheuler said. The music department was another area where teamwork was key to the success of students within the major. Jazz Ensemble director Bill Richardson de- scribed how he cared about the well being of his plavers and putting on a quality concert. Keeping up the team members ' morale was important. " Whether teamwork is a success or not depends on the instructor, " Richardson said. " 1 try to remain a positive leader of the team. I like to have fun. There is no reason we cannot go through a rehears- al smiling. " All those involved with the music ensembles showed a rich passion and appreciation for being part of a team. " It can be a very empowering, positive thing, doing something bigger than yourself, " Richard- son said. " The sense of accomplishment is a pretty amazing thing. " Whether it was the football team running plays on the field or students in the classroom working together to make a finished product, the use of co- operation ensured that the group looked their best. w • Amy Naas d • Fan Jiang ni24 an academics Iiislriutiirs Matt Kniich .iml Will Murphy slmw bruiidcosting studi ' iils how tii opcralc the graphics compiilcr in the Irli ' vision studio. Thesf li ' ssons hi ' lpcd v lu ' n students produced their own slunvs. ' m ii b i Cliri ifc On Cue Will Murphy assists introduction to Broadcast Operations students during a mock television show. The class let students get hands on experience with different aspects of the field. I ' holo In Bill Richardson directs the Jazz Ensemble during a rehearsal. Richardson said teamwork is essential to groups such as the ensemble and other places within _ the department. Photo by Chris Lee teamwork in majors • 125Lj alums come home University professors stay true to their roots Brenda Ryan never thought she would still be in Northwest Missouri after 25 years. Growing up in the rural town of Barnard, Mo., she always thought she would leave the farm and move to the city. For- tunately, she had no regrets about staying here and becoming a member of the University faculty. " It just seemed to feel right, " Ryan said. Ryan came to the University as an undergradu- ate in the fall of 1980. For four years she was a student ambassador and member of Sigma Sigma Sigma. She also participated in speech and foren- sics her freshman year and was a member of the English honor society Sigma Tau Delta. After receiving an English education degree in 1984, Ryan immediately started graduate classes at the University and received a master ' s degree in English in 1986. For the following two years, she taught English at Maryville High School before coming to teach at the University in the fall of 1988. " The hardest thing to get used to was getting comfortable calling teachers by their first names and becoming friends with them, " Ryan said about coming into her role at the University. In 1998, Ryan decided to switch to a different position at the Universitv: student employment coordinator. " I just got in my head 1 wanted to do something different, " Ryan said. " I was treated well in that position, but I knew that I wanted to teach. " Pug Persona Students are familiar with Brenda ' s love of pugs, especially her own, Phoebe. When students visited Ryan ' s office, this love became apparent from the pug decorations. Photo by Katie Pierce Literal Degree Brenda receives her undergraduate degree from President B.D. Owens in May 1984. Her degree was a Bachelor of Science in secondary education in English. Photo courtesy of Brenda Ryati Ryan left the University for a year after that, teaching high school English in Mound City, where she lived. She experienced a wonderful group of kids, but she knew her heart was in Maryville. " I missed it, " Ryan said. " I just missed it terri- bly: my colleagues, the students. In the long run, 1 realized this is where I belong and where I ' m meant to be. " Ryan experienced many campus changes throughout the years. She saw the Performing Arts Center go up and Hudson Hall, where she lived her freshman year, go down. She was also a bit nostal- gic about the renovation of Roberta Hall, where she lived during her middle undergraduate years. Ryan said that despite the physical changes to the University, the type of sincere, good-natured students who came here has stayed consistent. Ryan emphasized that the University ' s customs were another reason why she loved being here and kept returning. " 1 think it ' s important to keep a few tradi- tions, " Ryan said. " It ' s nice to know 1 can come to Northwest and say, ' Oh, there ' s the kissing bridge. There ' s Bobby Bearcat. ' " Familiar sights like these were a comforting presence for Rvan and other returning alumni, and were just one part of the special qualities that made the University feel like home. w • Amy Naas d ■ Fan Jiang ni2B DD academics Doni Fry Accounting instructor Doni Fry received an undergraduate degree in English education in August 1979 and returned later for a degree in accounting. She received her Master of Business Administration in December 1994. Fry taught high school English and v orked in pubhc relations and accounting before coming to the University to teach in the fall of 2000. Her memories of the campus included Wells Hall as the library and watching the Administration Building burn, fearing she v ouldn ' t get to graduate because her records were inside. Jeffrey Nickerson Marketing and management instructor Jeffrey Nickerson began his education here but attended Colorado ' State University for the remainder of his undergraduate years, receiving a degree in geology in the fall of 1998. After working at an engineering firm in Colorado, he decided to get a Master of Business Administration at the University in 2004. He worked at a home building company in Texas before returning here to teach in the fall of 2007. Nickerson was amazed by the transformation of the buildings on campus, especially the football stadium. Spending time away from the University gave him an appreciation for the community and being around friends and family. alums as teachers ■ 1270 DD Station Classes Brian Hesse teaches Introduction to American Government and Politics in a classroom in the Station. Some students found that having class there was more convenient. Photo by Cliris Lee Empty Space Dirt and grass are all that stand in the space where the mods used to be. They were removed in the summer and work began on the renovation of the Valk building. Pholo by Chris Lee Dl28 ■ academics DD pread out •emoval of mods scatter classes throughout campus Students Ciimo to campus in tho tall 3 see that the modular buildings had een renuned. Crass and dirt were the niv things still visible. The modular buildings had been ome to classes within the History, lumanities, Philosophy and Political cience departments. hi the spring of 2007, the Board of Regents along with President Hubbard nd other University officials voted to emo e the modular buildings and start m a new project that included a renova- ion of the Valk Agriculture professions enter. " All of the classes within our depart- nent were moved, " Jennifer Murphy, listorv. Humanities, Philosophy and ' olitical Science Department Secretary, aid. The political science classes were noved into the station while the history classes were held in two new class- rooms located in Wells Hall. Humanities classes were held in Valk and the philos- ophy classes were held in various places including Martindale Hall. Murphy helped with the planning when it came time to find locations for the classes. " It wasn ' t too difficult, the furthest class was down in Martindale, " Murphy said. We thought we were going to have to use Charles Johnson so we were able to come a little bit closer, " Students said they didn ' t mind hav- ing classes in the Station. It was closer to the four main residential halls. " I ' d rather have it in the Station than in the mods, " Julianna Schulte said. The faculty and staff responded well to the change. " They always had to go outside any- way to the mods, so they only have to take a couple more steps to get to Valk and Wells, " Murphy said. Parking spots were made for the faculty near the station to accommodate the longer distance from Thompson-Rin- gold. " So many of them (faculty) had to go from the Station to Valk or from the Sta- tion to Wells Hall, so the parking spots were key, " Murphy said. Renovation on Valk began in Fall 2007. The History, Humanities, Philoso- phy and Political Science department will occupy the lower level of the build- ing. " They (faculty) haven ' t seemed to mind the walk at all, " Murphy said. " Ev- eryone was a little sad to see the mods go, they all had certain mods for certain departments, it was really nice and con- venient. " w • Chris Lee d • Fan Jiang Class Moved Students enter the Station for a class. Classes were moved to different places after the mods were removed. Photo by Chris Lee classes across campus • 129 LJ DD members move from their offices to favorite outdoor locations on campus and give thoughts on the University and how they believe it is closei than they think DlSO ■ academics President DEAN HUBBARD mf9. ■I II II 1 1 .1 1 ' •i -» ' --i»ts» can think of two events which illustrate Northwest - as a family. First of all, when we opened the | International Plaza, it was a remarkable experience that exceeded everything that I had expected; we had visitors actually come from Argentina, Turkey, Korea and Mexico, and because it was going to take an extended period of time to raise the flags, we were following the United Nations protocol, we decided to have the formal banquet ahead of j i ' -■ time and then the next morning to raise the flags. I " mini i ' We didn ' t expect a lot of people to be there for the flag i raising because as I said, it would take quite awhile. In fact, the place was so packed that they had to close the street off out front. And a student from Japan gave a simple speech in which he made the point, he said if you notice today we location: Joyce and Harvey White International Plaza. Photo by Chris Lee will be raising a flag from Taiwan, he said if you went to the United Nations today and looked out at the flags in front of the United Nations you would not find a flag from Taiwan. Why are we raising Taiwan ' s flag when they don ' t fly it at the United Nations? And what he said was the reason we ' re raising the flag is not to recognize or celebrate or confirm or endorse any particular government or their philosophy but to confirm and endorse the student that is here and to let them know that this is their university. I walked down the line with a rector from a University in Mexico and the students were weeping as they raised the flags from their country; it was an unforgettable event. A second event which reinforced that oc curred two years ago in Tokyo. We decided to organize an alumni chapter in Japan; we have a lot of alums there. And we met in a hotel in downtown Tokyo and these former students of Northwest came together for one of the most exciting evenings I ' ve ever experienced. And they illustrated that no matter where you go in the world once a Bearcat always a Bearcat. They said that over and over. Now let me pull those two together. What is it about Northwest that makes these international students go away so excited about their experience here? It ' s because of the family atmosphere and the acceptance of people who are different, pulling them in, making them feel welcome, and that ' s what makes Northwest such a special place not only to the international students but to the students from the United States who experience the same kind of warmth. location: Administration Building. Photo by Chris Lee Provost ' KICHOON YANG think I have seen more Korean students on this campus than the University of Northern Iowa campus, where I was the dean. Although their school is twice as large as this. And of course I ' m a Korean American and so Korea being home, I was born and raised there, Korea is closer than I might of thought because more Korean students attend here than University of Northern cabinet • 131 D DO J " Co " ; " " ' " ' - w.r.R N ' " ' s J.HUCHES jggy Vice President of Information Systenns JON RICKMAN y grandfather, 100 years ago this year, was a - charter member of the chamber of commerce and was involved in the laying of the cornerstone. This building contained all the classes and a large theater where the entire student body met. For me it ' s the building where we installed the first interactive computing center to serve the campus and to make Northwest even closer electronically to the world. Having three children attend and two graduate from Northwest, family comes to mind when I think about Northwest Missouri State University. Location: Cornerstone of Administration Building. Phoio by Chris Lee Location: Between Colden Hall and the president ' s house. Plwto by Chris Lee Vice President of University Relations MARY ANN LOWARY couldn ' t possibly select just one favorite place. This _ site is one that represents the abundance of natural beauty on campus. As the Missouri Arboretum, Northwest showcases hundreds of trees and shrubs that add color and interest around its buildings and along its walks. The beauty is completed with the flower beds and spaces that have been created across campus. No one has to walk far, nor to look far, to see and enjoy these vibrant places. These are so important in helping to create the kind of community that sends a welcome to students and visitors. At the same time, these spaces and this beauty become employment benefits. The credit goes to those who work in environmental services for planning and maintaining all this. However, all those in the Northwest community seem to take special interest and pride in the way our campus looks. That doesn ' t happen everywhere. ni32 ■ academics DD .ocation: Centennial Garden between South Complex and Missouri Academy. Photo by Chris Lee Vice President of Finance Support Services RAY COURTER guess what ' s closer than we imagine or closer than . we think every day is the future. As odd or awkward or silly as that may sound we ' re always preparing people today for the future. We ' re always really thinking forwardly, and I think that ' s something the institution has done well throughout its history. And I think we have lots of individual items that demonstrate that from the changing dynamics of buildings on campus to the changing academic programs to the changing profile of our students. We are no longer isolated. Maryville, Mo., is the center of the rest of the world in one sense, so the future is here. Vice President of Student Affairs JERRY WILMES , Location: Centennial sculpture. Photo hi Chris Lee J or me the family environment at Northwest has so . many meanings. My undergraduate degree was from here. My wife ' s undergraduate degree was from here. We have four children; they have all gone to Northwest. And 1 think that is meant to convey at a personal level but it feels comfortable for us to have our kids here. And that ' s the type of environment we strive for at Northwest is to have that comfort to the level of family comfort that we ' re all a family here so it ' s something very near and dear to my heart is creating that atmosphere. When our kids went to other schools we looked at that and I don ' t think it ' s because we ' re so tied here. We just felt that difference that so many other people have described. Editor ' s note: Jackie Elliott replaced Dr. Jerry Wilmes as Vice President of Student Affairs. Wilmes returned to full- time position of Medical Director. cabinet- 133U DD Location: Northwest Peace Pavillion dedicated to Karen Hawkins. Photo by Chris Lee Director of Human Services MARY THROENER think Northwest has become closer than you think for -me because it ' s been progressive as I took a position here 20 years ago, went and finished my undergraduate degree and my graduate degree and have been in positions at Northwest ever since. When I took the position of Director of Human Resources 10 years ago it became even closer to me because I felt a responsibility to all of the employees here to make it be a Northwest family and have them believe that the culture would include caring about each other. And so it became closer than you think to me because I felt not only my own relationship with the University but I felt some responsibility for everyone else ' s relationship with the University. Director of Athletics BOB BOERIGTER Well our Bearcat ' 1 % ell our motto here is ' once a Bearcat always a V V Bearcat ' and when I see people return to campus who live all across the country, when they return, one of the things they talk about is the pride they have to have been a part and remain a part of the Northwest family and they always ' I ' ll always be a Bearcat, once a Bearcat, always a Bearcat. " ■ ■ Location: Mel Tjeerdsma Field in Bearcat Stadium. Photo by Cliris Lee J 134 ■ academics General Counsel JOE CORNELISON grew up in Maryville and although I ' m not a graduate . of Northwest Missouri State I am a graduate of Horace Mann elementary school. Both my older brothers attended the university here and my mother was on the staff here. And so, even though I have only been the universities general council for just starting my third year, that connection going back to my youth has always stayed with me and I ' ve always felt like one way or another I was a part of the university family my entire life. Location: Everett Brown Memorial. Photo bi Chris Le Vice President of Advancement ORRIE COVERT loser than you think, obviously in the alumni area .i closer than you think makes me think about all of the alumni that we meet with every day that may not have been back to campus or attended a Northwest event for twenty years but it ' s just overwhelming how warm and receptive every is. It seems like even though you ' ve been gone for 20 years you ' ve really only been gone for a day, with the way that people respond and embrace one another here with the Bearcat family. • Location: Alumni House. Photo by Chris Lee cabinet • 1350 DD Meeting Time Student Regent Aaron Baker sits with the Board of Regents during a monthh meeting. Balcer ' s term ended in December but continued to meet with the Board until his graduation. Photo by Chris Lee The Board Front row: Rita Hanks, Lydia Hurst and Rachelle Brown. Back row: Doug Sutton, Don Schneider and Bill Loch Not pictured: Aaron Baker and Rolliu Stadlman. Photo by Chris Lee ni3B ■ academics DD Ji REGENTS BOARD OF REGENTS APPROVE MANY NEW THINGS THROUGHOUT YEAR INCLUDING THE FOOTBALL FIELD RENOVATION When it came to making deci- sions on campus, a group com- prised of eight members was the one to ask. The Board of Regents was made up of people from as far awav as VVildwood, Mo. near St. Louis. The Board voted on many topics throughout the year including a renovation of Bearcat Stadium, new positions and budget issues. Student Representative to the Board Aaron Baker was appointed to his position in April 2006 after a lengthy application and interview process. " I didn ' t really have a transition into my posi- tion after being appointed, " Baker said. " I attended my first meeting the week of being confirmed by the Senate. " Baker ' s duties included representing the student ' s interests as well as to think about what was best for the University. " The position is what you make it. You can do a lot with it. You can do not very much with it. It all comes down to who gets appointed, " Baker said. Baker added that he attends Residence Hall Association meetings as well because of his involve- ment within that organization. He said that it was a good wav to reach out and hear what the students on camps had to say. " It is a good way to hear what the on-campus students are saying, " Baker said. Baker said that attending the graduation cer- emonies was his favorite thing about the job each semester. " I sit on the platform and 1 get to watch each and every one of these students graduate, " Baker said. What I ' m doing is really impactful for these people whether they know it or not. " Even though his term ended in December he stayed on while the process began to find the next student regent. " I wanted to see the new student regent selected earlier so that I could help transition them into the position, " Baker said. " That way they ' ll be a step higher than 1 was. " w ■ Chris Lee d ■ Fan Jiang regents ■ 1370 DO ni38 • sports DD School spirit soared as the Bearcats broke records and had victorious seasons. Traditions carried on with the shooting of the cannon and Fall Classic at Arrowhead. For the second year in a row the men and women ' s tennis teams advanced to nationals. Despite losing five girls the volleyball team increased their win total and finished with the most wins since 2000. The football team made the playoffs where they beat Grand Valley State to advance to their third consecutive national championship. The Bearcats traveled to Florence, Ala. where they met Valdosta State who ended their season. High Scoring Left; The football team leaves the field at halftime of the game against Southwest Baptist. The Bearcats won the game 86-13. 86 points was a school record along with the largest margin of victory. Photo bif Chris Lee Home Run w ■ Kylie Guier d • Katie Pierce Above: Megan Simpson nears home plate after hitting a home run. She had seven on the year. The Bearcats ended the season with a 23-17 overall record. Pholo by Chris Lee division ■ 139LJ DD Bearcat Invitational 2nd Yellowjacket Invitational 1st Avila- Evangel Invitational 5th Nebraska Wesleyan Fall Invitational 6th William Jewell Invitational 5th Ceremonial Shot Jessica Feuerbach takes the ceremonial first shot ciuring the Bearcat Invitational. She finished fifth in the tournament. This was the first year that the women ' s golf team was recognized as a varsity sport. Photo by Brett Barger Lining Up Tee Off Sydney Askin lines her ball up on the green. Askin finished the Bearcat Invitational with a score of 95. Photo by Brett Barker Hanna Bowlin tees off at the Bearcat Invitational. She placed ninth with a score of 90. Photo by Brett Bnrger ni40 • sports DD CLUB TO TEAM WOMEN ' S GOLF TEAM RECEIVES VARSITY STATUS AND HAS GOOD FIRST YEAR ON THE COURSE The evolution of women ' s i olt from cluli to arsitv status began with a daughter ' s wish. In 2001, coach Pat McLaughlin ' s daughter, 4egan, approached him about starting a golf lub at the Uni ersit ' . Shorth ' after, the team vas formed. Five years later, the Board of Regents ap- roved a measure that made women ' s golf a arsitv sport. When the team kicked off the naugural season at the Bearcat Invitational at .lo ingo Lake, McLaughlin got a surprise when .Ii7;an came to Marvville from South Carolina o w itness historv. What a great surprise, " McLaughlin said. She had indicated that because of other com- nitnients, she wouldn ' t be able to come back nd (she) surprised me by coming back. That re- illv made the dav special. This was her dream. " The dav began with ceremonial tee shots rom McLaughlin, Assistant Athletic Director jue Reinders, club pro Rick Schultz and player essica Feuerbach, who was one of eight mem- bers of the inaugural team. " I was absolutelv shaking. I was so nervous, " euerbach said. " Although, mv mentality going nto it was if I don ' t watch anybody else ' s tee ■hots and if I just go out there first and do it irst, then I ' ll be fine, but I ' m glad I did. " Feuerbach ' s tee shot split the fairway, and inished the Invitational tied for fifth with an 88 as the Universitv finished second, 21 strokes be- hind I ' ark University. The team went on to place first at the Graceland Invitational the following week. Before the team started, Feuerbach didn ' t think she ' d play golf, collegiately. After all, she didn ' t take golf seriously until her junior year at Class 2A Regina High in Iowa City, Iowa. " Mv coach flat out told me that if I wanted to plav golf in college, that I was going to have to work at it, " Feuerbach said. After winning a state championship her senior year, she narrowed her choice to the Uni- versity and Iowa State - two schools she said had the best Horticulture programs. McLaughlin ' s first vear as a college coach was quite an experience for the professor of accounting, economics and finance. Before he could take the reigns of the team in Mav 2006, McLaughlin had to familiarize himself with NCAA regulations, before taking a competency exam. " It ' s exciting, " McLaughlin said. " When I was the club coach, I could do whatever I want, but now I ' ve had to learn so much more as a college coach and I owe my thanks to Dr. Sue (Reinders). " w • Brett Barger d ■ Allison Wilson CLOSER TO SARAH HAYES HOW DO YOU PREPARE FOR A TOURNAMENT? You just have to practice really hard during the week and practice hard so you have the confidence that you will do good because if you have a good week of praaice, then you wilt be more than likely to have the confidence at the tournament. WHA T IS GOING THROUGH YOUR MIND WHILE YOU ARE PLAYING? I am always thinking about how I am sitting with the girls I am playing against and what I need to get on the next hole to beat them. WHAT WAS IT LIKE TO TEE OFF DURING THE FIRST TOURNAMENT? Teeing off on the first tee box of the first tournament was very, very nerve racking and I was shaking like crazy. women ' s golf 141 D DD SEASON RECORD 17-16 MIAA RECORD 6-7 Emporia State 0-3 Missouri Western 3-0 St. Mary ' s 2-3 Central Missouri 1-3 Truman 0-3 Southwest Baptist 3-1 Pittsburg State 1-3 Emporia State 2-3 Fort Hays State 3-1 Newman 3-0 Dallas Baptist 3-0 Missouri Southern 3-1 Washburn 1-3 South Dakota 3-2 Missouri Western 3-0 Central Missouri 0-3 Nebraska- Omaha 3-1 Washburn 1-3 Upper Iowa 3-1 Flordia Southern 0-3 Truman 0-3 Southwest Baptist 3-0 Newman 3-0 Augustana 2-3 Texas A M 3-0 South Dakota 1-3 SW Oklahoma State 3-0 Nova Southeastern 2-3 Arkansas- Monticello 3-0 Northern State 2-3 St. Martin ' s 3-0 Nebraska- Kearney 0-3 Montevallo 3-1 Fast Return Jump Serve During a game against Pittsburg Stale, Nicole Wojtowicz hits the ball to the setter. Wojtowicz had 346 digs during the season. Photo by Chris Lee Alicia Johnson jumps up for one of her powerful serves. Johnson led the team in serving aces with a season total of 75. Photo by Jennifer Riepe ni42 DD sports YOUNG TALENT LOW NUMBERS AND NEW STARTERS PROVE NO PROBLEM AND PROVIDE MOST WINS SINCE 2000 With ii combined 33 kills, 35 as- sts and 22 digs, four ot tho Bearcats ' ewest plavers contiibiitod to thr win f tiioir first game. After five women left the team )r various reasons, the Bearcats istantK ' went from a 15-man team to 10-man team ha ing onlv two play- rs returning from the previous vear. ith onl ' two upperclassmen to lead le way, the team didn ' t waste any me trying to adjust. " It was a big surprise coming in ith five less people that we had e - ected, " Nicole Wojtowicz said. " But re had a good core of people and lot of momentum to build from. I link it just forced us to work hard nd not let it effect how we played. " After a streak of three tourna- lents beginning at Nebraska-Kear- ey, the Bearcats found themselves ith a 6-6 record. Wojtowicz said the omen had mixed feelings at that oint in the season. " We knew we weren ' t mediocre. but we knew we could plav so much better, " Wojtowicz said. " It took going neck in neck in those first few tour- naments to find out where we needed to be. " Although the Bearcats had their fair share of upsets throughout the season, Alicia Johnson said the women improved and made tremen- dous strides week after week. " 1 don ' t think we were quite ready for some of the opponents we played at the beginning. " Johnson said. " But if we had the chance to play those teams later on in the season, 1 know we would have beaten them. " After realizing thev allowed too manv mistakes on the court, the team spent a lot of time at practice going through the motions and re-teaching, helping the team gain the playing chemistry they lacked. Amy Bohnker said the team felt their hard work begin to pay off when they beat teams like the Uni- versity of Nebraska-Omaha and the CLOSER TO RACHEL NISI University of South Dakota. " On paper they were much better than we were, " Bohnker said. " Upset- ting these teams showed what we really could do. " Johnson said the women were relieved at these points of the season. Up until then, the Bearcats were just coming close to winning all the time. " Being a smaller team and seeing only four girls on the bench, it ' s easy for other teams to look past us, " John- son said. " It felt good to finally win big games like that and turn some heads. " Although the season ended with a loss against Emporia State, the team finished with the most wins since 2000. " The year was one big learning experience for us, " Wojtowicz said. " It taught us that even through the ups and downs, we could always bring competitive athletes to the floor. w • Kara Siefker d ■ Allison Wilson HOW DO YOU PREPARE FOR A GAME? Teeing off on the first tee box of the first tournament was very, very nerve racking and I was shaking like crazy WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT WHILE YOU ARE PLAYING? Teeing off on the first tee box of the first tournament was very, very nerve racking and I was shaking like crazy. Serves Up Katie Svvenson prepares to serve the ball in a game against Pittsburg State. The Bearcats finished the season with a record of 17-16. They were 6-7 in the MIAA. Photo by Jessica Nelson volleyball ■ 1430 DD RUNNING CLOSE CLOSENESS AND FRIENDSHIPS HELP TEAMS HAVE SUCCESSFUL SEASON ON THE COURSE With no locker rooms in sight, 14 women spUt up and took turns bathing in two sinks after a race in Tennessee. Immedi- ately after, the men and women ' s cross country teams piled onto a bus headed straight back to campus. Despite not having a place to shower, the Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic in Tennessee was a highlight for the teams ' season. It was their first night race that took place around a lit up soccer stadium filled with tons of fans. The men ' s team finished 16th out of 42 teams while the women took eighth out of 41. " It was definitely my favorite meet, " Amanda Gray said. " It ' s really different and a lot of fun running under lights like that. 1 think it helped, too that we performed better than we thought were going to there. " Ben Chappell earned MIAA runner of the week honors after finishing first for the Bearcats at the Tennessee meet. After the women ' s team was ranked last in the region the previous year and the men ' s team added three transfers and five new freshmen, both spent their seasons learning and building into stronger and better teams. " Our season started pretty slow, picking up toward the end, " David Franz said. " But one strength of our team though was that everybody wanted to improve and had coach Al [Richard Alsup] as inspiration to do it. " At another one of the biggest competitions of the season in Chicago, the men placed fifth out of 25 teams. Franz said although the men did well, the year was a stepping stone for years to follow because the relationships runners form with their coach made the team what it could ultimately be. " It ' s not work for him, " Franz said. " He loves what he doe; and makes me and the other guys want to run better, so I believe we will. " After dealing with injuries, complications with eligibil- ity and falling short of going to nationals, TR Pursell said the men ' s team had exposure to many things that established d good base for the team. " There were things that could ' ve and sometimes did keep us down, " Pursell said. " But we ended up doing better than we were ranked in conference which really helped our self-es- teem. " For the women, setting high standards was one way they chose to show people that the team did not want to be under- estimated. The women made it a priority to help each other maintain and improve times, stay healthy and motivated. With those things in mind. Gray said it was easier for them tc expect themselves to perform well. Gray said the close-knit atmosphere of the team aided in not only doing well in races but enjoying all being in cross country entails. " After you shower in front of them in a bathroom sink, yo realize these people are the people you are most comfortable with in the world, " Gray said. " Friendships like that are hard t come by. " w • Kara Siefker d • Allison Wilso D144 an sports uining Teammates aillsun and Jonnifor tlbiiinor run sido by sido during e BiMiwil-Spiuillnnind open. !(i(ii I ' v css cii Nelson ' orking Hard )ir Whit.ikcr runs just ahojd l , n Call ' s. Thoy finislu-d Itllh id 12th rospivtiwiv. IVioti ' hy siiii (Vi ' sdi; Men Bearcat- Spoofhound Open Woody Greene- Nebraska Invitational Sean Earl Loyola Lakefront Invitational Women Bearcat- Spoofhound Open Woody Greeno- Nebraska Invitational 4 Mile 1st 8K Hth 8K 5th 5K 1st 6K 8th CLOSER TO. AMANDA GRAY • •We always have the team over for dinner and just to hang out. Both teams got along very well. It was almost like a brother and sister relationship between the teams. % KARAH SPADER • •We ' ve come a long way. We have a lot of talent. I am the only one leaving and everyone else is coming back. We are a very close group, we do everything together. We are best friends and I ' m going to miss them. 55 cross country ■ 145LJ DD Face Lift The field inside Bearcat Stadium was renamed after long time coach Mel Tjeerdsma. New turf was installed along with four light poles. Photo by Chris Lee Field Unveiled Members of the Tjeerdsma family pull the tarp off of Mel ' s name on the football field. The Board of Regents unanimously voted to name the field after the coach. Photo by Darren Wliitley University Rehitions ni46 DD sports HOOTBALL . . immortality I Lights, new turf and coaches name add to the • quality of Bearcat Stadium and the University I The field at Bearcat Stadium received a new surface and i lights during the summer. The Board of Regents also t unanimously approved that the field be named Mel Tjeerdsma Field. The project was completed before the Bearcats plaved host to Arkansas Tech on Aug. 23. The lights were turned on and members of the Tjeerdsma family pulled the tarp off of the name. Photos by Chris Lee Unwersity Relalions After the HWb national cham- pit)nship, University athletic direc- tor Bob Boerigter approached coach Mel Tjeerdsma about a proposal to name the field after the long-time coach. He was hesitant to accept an honor normally reserved for coach- es that have either died or retired. " I had some reservations at first, just because I ' m still coach- ing, but we talked it over, and 1 accepted, " Tjeerdsma said. " To me, it ' s an honor for our program that we ' ve come as far as we ' ve come. It goes back to our coaching staff and guys that have been so loyal and have been a part of our program for so long. They ' ve all left their mark on Bearcat history. " The Board of Regents unani- mously approved the measure in June 2006. A pregame ceremony was held before the Aug. 23 sea- son opener against Arkansas Tech that was later called off because of lightning. Marvville mavor Chad Jackson presented Tjeerdsma with a plaque, commemorating " Mel Tjeerdsma Day " in the city. After comments from several dignitaries. University president Dean Hubbard introduced Tjeerds- ma as the " best football coach in the countrv. " There was a stand- ing ovation from the 7,990 fans at Bearcat Stadium as Tjeerdsma took a moment to acknowledge the loud crowd. " I want to thank God for put- ting me here, " Tjeerdsma sai d. " There were times in my 13 years here I thought I was leaving here. But he knew better and because of that, today has happened. " Tjeerdsma talked about how he wanted to be a coach after grad- uating from high school in 1964. He also spoke about his apprecia- tion for his wife Carol in raising his three daughters. In addition, he thanked former athletic direc- tor Jim Redd for hiring him in 1994 and current director Bob Boerigter. The coach who has won two national championships and nine Mid-America Intercollegiate Ath- letic Association championships said his success wouldn ' t have been possible without the coach- ing staff and players. " What this amounts to, is my name is on the field, " Tjeerdsma said. " But it ' s the coaching staffs that has been here the last 14 years, all of the players who have gone through here and are in the stands today. That ' s what it ' s all about. Thev ' re the ones that made this possible. " In the end, Tjeerdsma was readv to get down to business as he began his closing remarks. " I have two things to say, " Tjeerdsma said. " (Former coach) Rvland Milner once said, ' Once a Bearcat, Always a Bearcat. ' I ' ll al- ways be a Bearcat. And No. 2, eight minutes from now we ' ve got a game to play, so let ' s get after them. " As Tjeerdsma sprinted to his team, the Tjeerdsma family pulled off the tarp, revealing the name " Mel Tjeerdsma Field " above the north end zone, vv • Brett Barger d • Allison Wilson field • 1470 Kind Words Considered to be two of the greatest running backs in Division II football, Danny Woodhead of Chadron State and Xavier Omon share a moment after the quarterfinal game in Chadron, Neb. The Bearcats won the game 26-13. Photo by Chris Lee Running Hard Xavier Onion follows his blockers as he runs around the outside. Omon finished the season with 2,337 yards and 37 touchdowns. Omon was the first running back in NCAA history to rush for 1,500 yards in four seasons. Plioto by Kax leen Vnnde Knmp ni48 ■ sports DD RECORD season Tailback helps team to third consecutive National Championship game and has record setting season Xavier Onion had hoped to avoid another disappointment in tlie national ciianipionsliip. hi 2005, tlie Bearcats became tiie first team e er to reach tiie na- tional championship and not host a pia otf game. However, their final reiad test ended in a 21-17 loss to Grand Valley State. In 2006, Omon and the Bearcats entered the title contest undefeated and ready to avenge the previous year ' s loss. But the trip home seemed eerily similar after Grand Valley defeated the Bearcats 17-14. It was the same story when the Bearcats lost again in the na- tional championship. Omon and the Bearcats became the first team in Division II history to lose three consecutive championship games. " We think a lot about the previous championship games, " Omon said. The 220-pound back had 771 postseason yards, which broke the postseason record set by former Pittsburg State running back Ron- ald Moore. Omon finished with 7,073 yards and 98 touchdowns, making him the second-leading rusher in Division II history. Omon ' s onslaught on the record books didn ' t stop there. Three postseason games had helped him eclipse former Pitts- burg State running back Ger- maine Race as the MlAA ' s all-time leading rusher. " Honestly, I don ' t really think about statistics, " Omon said. " After the (Grand Valley) game, people were congratulating me on how I played, and 1 didn ' t know what my numbers were. I was just happy to be moving on. " Omon put on a show for the national audience tuning in to see the Lakers and Bearcats play for a third consecutive year. This time, it was in the semifinal game. After rushing for 88 first half yards, Omon electrified the sold-out sta- dium with 204 second half yards, culminated by a MIAA and school record 98-yard touchdown run. The week before against Chad- ron, Omon upstaged reigning Har- lon Hill winner and career rushing leader Danny Woodhead. Omon manufactured 309 rushing yards, compared to Woodhead ' s 91. " He ' s really playing with a passion right now, " coach Mel Tjeerdsma said. " He ' s been lead- ing the way for us all year. " Prolific playoff performances were not uncommon for Omon. In 2005, Omon rushed for 707 yards in five games, including a 225- yard effort against Angelo (Texas) State in the first round. In 2006, Omon accumulated 536 rushing yards in four games. However, neither year has com- pared with what he ' d done in three playoff games, and Tjeerds- ma pointed to the offensive line as components to Omon ' s success. " He ' s (Xavier) probably play- ing the best he has, but the offen- sive line is playing the best they have all season, too, " Tjeerdsma said. Left tackle Reid Kirby, left guard Tom Pestock, center Matt Nelson, right guard Jeremy Davis and right tackle Kyle Dunn started each game of the season. Kirby entered the season as a returning All-American, while Nelson and Pestock were returning starters. " The offensive line has really been playing well, " Pestock said. " We have been aggressive and AD (Adam Dorrel) is a great coach. We open the holes and then Xavier makes the moves. " As the Bearcats look to replace Omon the next season, Omon ' s legendary performance may never be seen again. " He ' s had some extraordinary performances, " Tjeerdsma said. " With anyone that I ' ve coached, I ' ve never seen this kind of per- formance. far as he ' s done, its ' pretty phenomenal. " vv • Scott Levine d • Allison Wilson xavier omon 1490 an LEAP QF, faith ADartment fire survive Apartment fire survivor ' s dream to get back on the football field less than a year after severe injuries almost cost him his life Jan. 26, 2007 was like any other Friday for Abe. He had finished the first day of circuit training. He completed a 2006 season in which he had 22 receptions for 318 yards and three touchdowns. " Every year, you get antsy for the first circuit, " Qaoud said. " Because you don ' t know what to expect. " He was sick that day and had decid- ed to take it easy in his apartment. He was alone- his roommate was in Kansas City for the weekend. In the middle of the night, the smoke detector went off, but wasn ' t loud enough, according to Abe. He woke up, only to find there was nothing wrong in his room. The football awards from his high school playing days at Hazelwood Central High in St. Louis still hung proudly on his wall. It was a much different scene when he opened the door to his living room. " Everything was on fire. My TV was busted out and my (X-Box) 360 was melted, couches was on fire, " Qaoud said. " Everything was just gone and I was like ' oh my God ' so I didn ' t know what to do. " It didn ' t take long for the smoke to knock him out. He woke up with the window as the only option for escape. Frantically undoing the latch and pushing out the screen, he got a breath of fresh air, seeing below only concrete and fire trucks. He remembers hearing a firefighter yell and point up to the build- ing, " there ' s one more " as the ladder moved to him. By then, his room was ablaze, his awards melting off the wall and the ladder nowhere close to him. Qaoud knew he had no choice but to jump. DlSO • sports DD " I ' m thankful that he (God) made me smart enough to jump, " Qaoud said. " The reason why I jumped is that I didn ' t want to die in an apartment fire. I wanted to at least die trying. " Hanging from his window, he said a prayer before he plummeted three stories to the ground. " I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength " -Philippines 4:13. When he woke up. University foot- ball coach Tjeerdsma was the first to be at his side. " He was a mess. He was obviously a little bit shocked, " Tjeerdsma said. " We talked constantly from the time I got there from the time they put him on the helicopter. " Abe said it meant a lot to him for Tjeerdsma to notify his family and re- main bv his side, constantly telling him he ' ll play football again. " I have a love for the guy. Him com- ing down so much made my stay there so much easier because he kept my spir- its up, " Qaoud said. " I don ' t know how ever to thank him except get my degree and play and I ' m going to do that. " Qaoud suffered third-degree burns to his legs, a fractured eve socket, a bruised lung, separated shoulder and rib fractures. Qaoud ' s younger brother, David, told his brother he would play as he rested from a battery of surgeries, in which skin from his back, stomach and shoulders was grafted to replace his badly burn legs. " He ' s really goal oriented, so he ' s go- ing to try and accomplish things, accord- ing to what he wants to do, " David said. Coming back to the gridiron in- volved risk for Qaoud. He had to wear protective garments on his legs for 18 months, due to the burns destroying his sweat glands, but for Qaoud, it was a small price to pay after being 20 seconds away from death. So why risk further injury to play football? " Because they said I couldn ' t do it. That ' s it, " Qaoud said. " Every time they put me to the test, I ' d pass it with flying colors. " For Qaoud, there was no option but to be ready. The Qaoud family experi- enced adversity during Abe ' s freshman year, when his younger brother, Robert, had to have a heart transplant. Abe said the experience increased his faith, and was the source of strength during his recovery. " He never cried, he never com- plained, he never did nothing, " Abe said. " Just knowing that he went through that, it made the hospital stay a little easier. " Abe owed thanks to the doctors at the Kansas Medical Center, who attend- ed his first game against Arkansas Tech, and the University athletic training staff. " When something that devastating happens, you don ' t want to think that you could do it by yourself, " Abe said. " If you know you have that support, it makes it that much easier. " During Abe ' s hospital stay, David had a message for his brother. " You know, Abe, the first touch- down. The crowd is gonna go crazy, " David said. Qauod didn ' t catch that elusive touchdown, but finished fourth on the team in receptions. " He said all the time that he was go- ing to play, " Tjeerdsma said. w • Brett Barger d ■ Allison Wilsim J Another Chance Skin Grafts Skin was grafted from Abe Qaoud ' s back, stomach and shoulders to replace the badly burnt skin on his legs. He had to wear protective sleeves on his legs for 18 months after the surgeries. Photo courtesy of the Northwest Missourum Abe Qauod runs the ball in the quarterfinal game against Chadron State. Qauod had five catches for a team high 53 yards in the game. He Finished the season with 28 catches for 334. Photo iv CIms Lee New Skin Abe Qaoud ' s legs received third degree burns before he was able to jump from his third story window. Two people were killed in the Carson apartment fire. Ptioto courtesy of the Northwest Missourinn abeqaoud ■ 151 D an CLASSIC BATTLE FANS GOT WHAT THEY WANTED AND THEN SOME AT THE FALL CLASSIC AT ARROWHEAD VI Put Xavier Omon within five yards of the end zone and he dehvers. Omon ' s one-yard flip over the Pittsburg State defense clinched a 37-34 overtime win over the Gorillas in the Fall Classic VI at Arrowhead Stadium. " My offensive line did a great job in getting a push, " Omon said after rushing for a career-high 274 yards and tying his career-high with five touchdowns. " Coach T (Tjeerdsma) believed in me and that says a lot about the faith he has in me when he gave me the ball when he could ' ve easilv kicked the field goal. " The Bearcats faced a third-and-goal from the 2- yard line. Coach Mel Tjeerdsma considered setting up for the short field goal to force a second overtime. " I said to AD (Offensive Coordinator Adam Dor- rel) on third down during a time out, " Tjeerdsma said, " that if we run power, we should run it to the right in case we don ' t make it and that we can kick from the middle of the field. The eyes coming from the huddle were like ' you ' ve got to be crazy. ' " Omon barely got off the ground as Pittsburg State ' s Jeremy Jackson stopped him for just a one-yard gain. Tjeerdsma made up his mind quickly on fourth- and-goal. Omon went over the top, sending the 19,103 fans at Arrowhead Stadium into a frenzy. It was the first overtime game in the rivalry. " We rested him enough to get one last jump out of him, " Tjeerdsma said. " Great football game. I don ' t know what else to say. Both teams put it all out on the line. " Quarterback Sack Luckily for the Bearcats, Pittsburg State ' s history with missed kicks in the Fall Classic reared its ugly head again. On the final possession of regulation. Go- rillas quarterback Mark Smith went 5-of-5 for 44 yards and rushed for 16 yards, setting up a 31-yard field goal by freshman kicker Jared Witter with two seconds left in the game. Witter ' s kick sailed wide left sending the game into overtime. " You just pray to God he misses it, " Tjeerdsma said. " I don ' t know what it was but that wind blew pretty hard. That was the only time I felt the wind all dav, so I think someone was watching over us. " Witter ' s kick brought back memories of the 2003 classic when cornerback Tony Glover blocked Nathan Alleman ' s kick with under a minute left for a 20-19 win. Alleman had missed an extra point on the previ- ous possession that would ' ve sent the game into over- time. The Gorillas and Bearcats matched each other score for score through each quarter. Omon had touch- down runs of 1, 1, 4, 10 and 63 yards. Pittsburg State running back Caleb Farabi and quarterback Mark Smith combined for 261 yards and four touchdowns against the MIAA ' s best rush defense (56.8) entering the game. " We had trouble all day, " linebacker Jared Erspa- mer said, who finished with 16 tackles. " They kept moving down the field and moving down the field. But we made plays when we had to. " v • Brett Barger d • Allison Wilson Pittsburg State quarterback Chadd Snvderissacked by defensive tackles TJ Kaatman and Terrv Bilbro. Bilbro recorded ten tackles while Kaatman recorded seven. Plwto by Jctiiiifcr Riepe Dl52 -sports DD on Goss and Tom Pestock provide ci hole for Sheldon Cook. Cook carried the ball seven times for a total of 31 yards. Photo fcy Jessica Vf siin Tommv Frevert attempts an extra point after a touchdown. Field goals proved to be critical as the Bearcats only won by three points. Photo by Jessica Nelson fall classic ■ 1530 DO RECORDS MADE TEAM WINS ALL BUT ONE REGULAR SEASON GAME TO CAPTURE 21 ST CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP The University football team ' s road to a second consecutive un- defeated conference season was a little harder to achieve than in the 2006 season. The Bearcats had one game that was decided by five points or less. This season, the team had three games decided bv three points or less. The last game of the season wasn ' t any trouble as the team clinched its 21st Mid-Ameri- ca Intercollegiate Athletics Asso- ciation Championship in a 49-14 win over Missouri Southern. The win also gave coach Mel Tjeerdsma his 200th career win. Tjeerdsma joined Ohio State coach Jim Tressel and Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer who earned their 200th win this sea- son. " I ' m just glad we got it over. I don ' t like all those other things, " Tjeerdsma said. " A football game is a football game. It bothered me a little bit thinking about that this week. What happens if you don ' t win? Then you got to go through it another week and I didn ' t want to do that so I ' m really thrilled that we got it - it ' s past and it will be awhile before we get to 300. " Offensive coordinator Adam Dorrel, who was an offensive linemen under Tjeerdsma, said Tjeerdsma ' s career hasn ' t been about the wins, but what he ' s taught players off the field. " The thing about him that people don ' t get to see is that he cares about these guys outside of football, " Dorrel said. " He taught us a lot about football, but he taught us a lot about life and life skills that I use every day, hard work, discipline. " Running back Xavier Omon also made history, becoming the first back in NCAA history with four consecutive seasons of 1,500 yards or more. Omon set the re- cord with an 8-yard run with 14:34 left in the second quarter. Both Tjeerdsma and Omon received game balls, commemorating the milestone. " It ' s a great feeling. I guess the crowd went crazy after the yards. I really appreciate that, " Omon said, who finished the regular season with 1,566 yards and 26 touchdowns. " Of course, I didn ' t do it by myself. It ' s a great award to have and it ' s an honor, espe- cially on a day where coach T gets his 200th win. It ' s something I ' ll never forget. " w • Brett Barger d • Allison Wilson No Gain The Bearcat defense stops Missouri Western ' s Thomas Hodges for a loss. Northwest won the rivalry game by a score of 44-20. Photo hy Kiu Il ' cii Vnihie Kmnp Members of the Bearcat defense stop Pittsburg State quarterback Mark Smith during the Fall Classic at Arrowhead VI. Photo by Jennifer Riepe ni54 DD sports I ' irst Game I he olfi ' iisi ' lini ' s up igainst Ar- k.iiis.i ' . Toch diiriiif; thi ' first n.ime ol tln ' siMSDii. It w.i.s the first tinu ' llu ' ni ' vv firki liirf iimf linlils woro iisi ' d at Ik ' Stiulniiii, I ' lmln by rssicii Nc sii i Staying Tough KcTid.ill Wright drives past a Missouri .Siiuthi ' rn player. Wright finisheil the season as the teams leading receiver with 7K4 yards on !i7 i.Uches. Vliiilo Ini Kiii lfrii Vaiulc • •This year we were pretty close both on and off the field and we stuck together and figured out ways to win. Usually off the field we play games like X-Box, Rock Band and Halo and nk up and play a few games together. » There is a lot of team unity. Most of the guys hang out at each others houses, watch TV, watch pay per view fights and go out on the town. We have a good time together. « ••I think that that closeness is what pushes us past a lot of the other teams in Division II. Here the quarterbacks, wide receivers and o-linemen, we all hang out together all the time. •• football ■ 155 D DD CLOSER TO JOEL OSBORN WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT WHILE YOU ARE ON THE FIELD? The mam thing I think about while I ' m on the field Is I want to manage the game. This means that I need to do anything I can for our team to score touchdowns and keep our team out of bad situations. HOW DO YOU PREPARE FOR A GAME? I am pretty superstitious. Every week I try and do the same things that I did the week before. I watch two hours of film a day on the opposing team and we lift weights three times during the week as a team. WHAT WAS YOUR BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT THIS PAST SEASON? My biggest accomplishment this past season was being part of a team that went undefeated in the MIAA and getting back to the national championship. I know that is a little short of our ultimate goal, but we did beat three 12-0 teams on the way to the championship. WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE MOMENT? My favorite moment was beating Grand Valley in the semi ' s on ESPN 2 because that was the best atmosphere that I ' ve ever played in and that was probably my best game considering the weather conditions that we played in. Break Away Xavier Onion breaks awav from a Pittsburg State defender on his way to a touchdown during the Fall Classic at Arrowhead VI. Omon finished the game with 274 yards and five touchdowns. Photo by Jessica Nelson SEASON RECORD 9-1 MIAA RECORD 8-0 Nebraska- Omaha 21-25 Missouri Western 44-20 Truman State 53-6 Southwest Baptist 86-13 Pittsburg State 37-34 Central Missouri 28-26 Fort Hays State 17-10 Washburn 28-27 Emporia State 24-7 Missouri Southern 49-14 D 156 ■ sports Ul 3 Game Ball Coach Mel Tjeerdsma holds the game ball up in the air after the Bearcats beat Missouri Southern to win the MIAA Championship. Photo by Kayleen Vantte Kamp football- 157 n Going Deep Joel Osborn attempts a pass against West Texas A M. The Bearcats beat the Buffalos 56-28 in the second round of the NCAA Division II playoffs. Osborn completed 16 passes for 299 yards and one touchdown. Photo by Jessica Nelson Stopped Short Three Bearcat defenders tackle Chadron State running back Danny Woodhead for a loss. The defense held Woodhead to 91 yards rushing in the quarterfinal game. It was the second time the Bearcats held him under 100 yards rushing. Plioto In Cliris Lee Diss ■ sports an ANOTHER SHOT TEAM ROLLS PAST THREE UNDEFEATED TEAMS TO MAKE THIRD NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCE IN THREE YEARS I ' liL " L ' ni i. ' isit ' Unitball team took out two ' L irs i)t trustration in tlio biggest game in Bearcat Stadium listorv. The Ikviicats got the pio eibial monkev oil their lack in a 34-16 win over Grand Valley State in the vJCAA Division II Semifinals. The win snapped the ,akers ' 40-game winning streak and a bid for a tiiird .traight national championship. Senior tight end Mike Peterson said the feei- ng was " indescribable " after the Bearcats won their ;econd straight semifinal game at Bearcat Stadium in iront of 7,296 fans, and an ESPN2 audience. I " Man, to tell vou the truth, it was a special night, " eterson said, who had six catches for 93 yards. " Es- .lecial lv for the seniors, with it being our last game at ;his stadium. " Xavier Omon rushed for 292 yards and scored ' our touchdowns, helping the Bearcats ax ' enge disap- xiinting finishes in the last two national champion- ship games. Entering Saturday, Omon averaged 96 yards in both games against the Lakers. He surpassed his average with a 25-vard rush in the third quarter. " I ' m glad No. 2 plavs for us and not for anybody else, " Tjeerdsma said, who improved to 5-0 in semifi- nal games. The Bearcats won their first three games of the playoffs against teams that were undefeated. The team also played against teams with different offen- sive styles. Against Chatlron State in the i.|uarliMiinals, the defense held prolific NCAA rusher Dannv Wood- head to 91 yards with 50 coming on one run. Xavier Omon rushed for 309 yards and three touchdowns, a game removed from finding out he wouldn ' t be a finalist for the Marlon Hill Trophy, an award given to the best plaver in Division 11. " Not at all. Honestly, hopefully. Northwest fans and others can stop arguing about it. It ' s nt)t a big deal, " Omon said, when asked if he was disappointed in not making the cut. " Danny Woodhead, he de- serves it, (he) has done a great job. Can ' t take any- thing away from him. To me, it ' s not about individual awards. In the second round against West Texas A M, the Bearcats defense played an offense that was No. 1 in the nation in total offense. The defense respond- ed, forcing four turnovers, with three resulting in touchdowns as the Bearcats won 56-28. Tjeerdsma said it wasn ' t easy for his defense to not be fatigued after playing for nearly four hours. " You may have witnessed one of the longest games in the history of college football, " Tjeerdsma said. " It ' s an endurance test. That ' s hard when you ' re not used to that. It ' s tough on your defense, it ' s tough on everybody. I was really proud of our defensive effort. Especially in the second half, we really started making stops. The biggest thing for our defense was when we got turnovers, we got scores. " w • Brett Barger d • Allison Wilson Making History Xavier Omon breaks loose for a 98- vard touchdown run against Grand Vallev State in the semifinal game. The Bearcats got the win over the number one team in the country 14-16 to advance to the National Championship game. P iii((i ( ' y ji ' ssicn Nelson playoffs • ISBD DD Done Deal Joel Osborn walks off the field after the Bearcats were defeated by Valdosta State in the National Championship 25-20. Northwest became the first team to lose three championships in a row. Photo by Scott Levine, The Northwest Missoiirian Slipped Away No Gain Matt Robertson sacks Valdosta State quarterback Willie Copeland for a 12-yard loss during the National Championship. Robertson led the team in tackles with 15. Photo by Jessica Nelson Kendall Wright gets tackled after hauling in a pass from Joel Osborn. Wright had three catches for 21 yards. He finished the season leading the team in receptions with 57 for 784 yards. Photo by Jessica Nelson 0160 DD sports ROKEN IN ' BAM A THIRD TIME NOT A CHARM AS BEARCATS HOPES FOR TITLE FALL SHORT IN THE FINAL MINUTE FOR THIRD STRAIGHT YEAR A dropped pass. A tumblLV Now, vou can add touchdown to le list of game-changing events that ow separates the Bearcats from three ational championships. Valdosta State running back Mi- hael Terrv scored a touchdown with 22 econds left, lifting the Blazers to a 25-20 vin in the NCAA Division 11 National Championship at Braly Municipal Sta- lium. With the loss, the Bearcats (12-2) be- Iame the only Division II school to lose hree consecutive national champion- hip games. " I don ' t know if words can describe ho disappointment that we feel, and I L ' L ' l for these guvs right now, " coach Mel jfjeerdsma said. " We got beat by a very J ood football team. You have to give Val- dosta State a lot credit. Thev made plays il.vhen thev needed to. " Valdosta ' s defensive line dominated, getting constant penetration, allowing unning back Xavier Omon no room to un. As a result, Omon was held to 63 y ' ards and a touchdown. Omon had ran for 708 yards in three playoff games. The Blazers picked apart the Bearcats defense with short passes. There were no series that showed this more prominently than Valdosta ' s final possession. Starting at the Bearcats 38 after a 27-vard punt bv Michael Stadler, Blazer quarterback Willie Copeland completed four consecutive passes for 27 yards, and Terry finished the drive with a 1- vard touchdown that capped a 15-point fourth quarter. " As great as they are offensively, vou ' re not going to shut them down for a whole ball game, " Tjeerdsma said. " They did a good job in the second half. " The Bearcats offense was anemic, punting seven times. In three drives that started in Valdosta territory, the offense came away with one touchdown after the previous drives ended in a missed field goal and an interception. After Valdosta took a 17-14 lead in the fourth quarter off a trick play, the Bearcat offense, which hadn ' t scored a touchdown since the second quarter, came alive. Joel Osborn found Caleb Obert for 33 yards, Kendall Wright gained 13 yards on a reverse, and Xavier Omon finished the drive with a two-yard touch- down run to give the Bearcats a 20-17 lead with 12:33 left in the game. But like the two years previous, a lead in the fourth quarter was short- lived. Maurice Leggett blocked Tommy Defensive Touchdown Aldwin Foster-Rettig reaches the ball across the goal line for a touchdown. Foster-Rettig intercepted a pass from Valdosta State quarterback Willie Copeland and returned it 31 yards for the score. Photo hy Jennifer Riepe Frevert ' s extra-point attempt, and Roger King returned it for the first defensive PAT in championship history, cutting the Bearcats ' lead to 20-19. " You could feel the momentum switching back to them, " Osborn said. The offense sputtered again as the Bearcats punted twice, and Osborn ' s desperation throw was intercepted with six seconds left in the game. Once again, the team made an all too familiar walk back to the locker room, wondering what could have been if the Bearcats could ' ve built on a 14-3 halftime lead. " It ' s just an empty feeling again, " senior tight end Mike Peterson said. When asked if this loss is worse than the two year ' s previous when Grand Valley State ended the Bearcats ' season, Tjeerdsma put the three losses into perspective. " Things don ' t always go our way. We were one of two teams left, " Tjeerdsma said. " There ' s something to be said about that for these guys. It ' ll hurt for a while, and you get over it and start over. That ' s life. " Hopefully, Ozzie (Osborn) and the other younger guys can pick it up, and we ' ll get back here (next year). That ' s why you play those silly games. " w • Brett Barger d • Allison Wilson national championship 161 D DD Push-Up Bobbv Bearcat does push-ups after the Bearcats score a touchdown against Pittsburg State. Bobbv did a push-up for every point scored during that game and every other game during the season. Pholo In Kara Sicfkcr o t- LU o u AUDREY STROTHKAMP We all had the same goal in mind, that was to get to nationals and place in the top three. We are all working together to get to that point. TYLER WAY We are closer to the goal than we think. It is very achievable and we have the ability and talent to make it there 35 niB2 DD sports LIFTING SUPPORT LARGER SQUAD LEARNS TEAMWORK IS IMPORTANT IN PREPARATION FOR HALFTIME PERFORMANCES 1 lours before kick ott, the lu ' orlenders were dressed and ready 1 perform. Game day had already ogun when thev performed with the and before making their way down oin th Street to the field. April Miller said the team had 1010 than doubled in size, with over lilt of the team being freshmen in- luded nine women and six men. " It was a realK ' big change from he ' ears before, haying so many new .ices, " Audrey Strothkamp said, " but was easily the best recruited class in long time because they are all really alented. " Strothkamp was one of many m the squad that expressed she was excited about the incoming group of cheerleaders. She said she was yery impressed with how quickly they ad- justed and fit into their little family. John Tye said, toward the begin- ning of the season, trust was the biggest thing the team needed to establish in order to feel comfortable with their partners. " At first, everyone was really just running on faith, " Tye said, " But when it comes to stunting, you really have to trust someone in order to feel com- fortable to do that stuff. " Ashley Hottel, one of the new freshmen on the team, said that al- though the hours of preparation was sometimes hard, the games made all the effort worth it. " The games just have such a close and friendly atmosphere and 1 love every minute of it, " Hottel said. Beth Most also found that game days were a big highlight to the season. Due to her numerous years of being a gymnast, she said she enjoyed tumbling and stunting the most and looked forward to showing the crowd what she could do. " 1 think we ' ve become more effective this year. It ' s really hard to look past a group of almost 30 people doing stunts or cheering, " Miller said, " I think we ' re a lot more exciting to watch than previous years. " w • Kara Siefker d • Allison Wilson Heading Down Pumping Up Mollv Sams and Andrea Bintliff cheer on the Bearcats at the Fall Classic at Arrowhead. The Bearcats beat Pittsburg State in overtime 37- 34. Photo by Kayleen Vande Kamp Cheerleader Roth Mallen yells to the crowd during the University of Centra] Missouri game. The Bearcats beat the Mules 28-26. Photo by Jennifer Riepe halftime show 163D CROWD PLEASERS STEPPERS AND BAND WORK TOGETHER TO PRODUCE SHOWS FOR FOOTBALL FANS CLOSER TO KAYLA KERNEL WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO BE A STEPPER? I ' ve been dancing since I was 3 years old, It ' s always been a passion of mine. I also wanted a way to be involved at Northwest and support the Bearcats! WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY OF BEING A STEPPER? Football games are so much fun, the fans give off so much great energy. I also have a lot of good memories from our nationals competition in Daytona that we go to every year, it ' s a great bonding experience. WHAT IS YOUR OR YOUR TEAMS GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT? This IS my fourth year being a stepper, and the team has progressed so much since my first year. I ' m so proud of how far we ' ve come! The whistles blew, and the players lumbered out of the sta- dium. For the next 20 minutes, their work on the field was done. But for the Bearcat Marching Band and Bearcat Steppers the action was just getting started. A typical football halftime show consisted of three to four songs, usually part of a theme, performed by the BMB. The BMB marched to the first and last songs while movement on the middle songs was reserved to the Bearcat Steppers and color guard. The Steppers practiced for two hours daily to a recording of the song band director, Carl Kling, chose for the next halftime show. On the Friday before a game, they joined the band at practice, where they heard the song live for the first time. Kling and the band were always more than willing to help the Steppers adjust to tempo changes and other alterations. " We are happy to be a part of that team. " co-captain Jenna Simp- son said. " They do a lot for us. " " The fact that they want to in- clude us in their program is really flattering and an honor, " co-cap- tain Kristy Koll said. The BMB and color guard practiced for an hour daily. They learned the drill on Monday and Tuesday and gradually put it to music throughout the week. Friday afternoon and Saturday morning practices consisted of complete run-throughs of pre- game and halftime. Band members were always ready to make sure the audience stayed pumped and entertained during the break in the game. " The band has to get fired up, or our performance will lack intensity, " clarinet section leader Jessica Nance said. " To support the team, we do everything we can to show how proud we are. " The Steppers enjoyed hearing positive feedback and experienc- ing high energy from the crowd. " Our school is built on a tradi- tion of a fun halftime, " Koll said. " It ' s an honor to be a part of that tradition. " Andy Dale, one of the two trumpet section leaders, loved how the halftime show was such an integral part of the football games. " 1 have been in situations where the band was simply there, but it never really felt like we were part of the game, " Dale said. " At Northwest, 1 notice that almost ev- eryone stays in their seats to listen and watch the BMB, and that is really special. " When it came time for the players to return to the field, they knew they had left the crowd in good hands. " College football is better than pro because of a good marching band, and the fans at Northwest are never shy to let us know how they feel about us, " Dale said. w ■ Amy Naas d • Allison Wilson ni64 -sports DD The Bearcat Marching Band and Steppers, perform during halftime of a home football game. The groups practiced together to get all the moves down just right. PJioto by Kayleen Vande Kamp The drumline enters the field for the Fall Classic halftime show at Arrowhead Stadium. They also performed the national anthem with the Pittsburg State band. Photo by Jennifer Riepe halftime show • IBSD DD CLOSE FRIENDS SLOW START TURNS INTO CLOSE GAMES AND CLOSER FRIENDSHIPS Seeming as though she had known them forever, senior Brittany Cash jumped up out of her chair to hug her freshmen teammates Liz Fulton and Kelsey Sanders. The three got lost in conversation, smiling, laughing and catching up on one another ' s lives. Cash said the soccer players took pride in their ability to function as both a group of close friends and a cohesive, hardworking team. While doing Habitat for Humanity in a nearby town during their preseason, Amanda Demi said the women had the chance to realize how much they all had in common and find beauty in each other ' s differences. In introducing eight new players, the team had a few kinks to work out when it came to nailing down positions. " I played forward for three years and I came in this year as a starting defender for the first five or six games, " Marti Trummer said. " There were a lot of people switching around, making things pretty chaotic at the beginning. It just took some time to work it out. " After loosing the first five games of the season, the team was forced to pinpoint their weaknesses and find better tactics. " 1 think possession was our main issue at gJ t the beginning, " Demi said. " Once B figured that out, practices B were all about finding ways to k incorporate that, how to m H b«.._:-:2i r-n__ attack better and how to start winning. " The sixth game played against Wayne State ended in the Bearcats first victory of the season. " 1 think we learned to appreciate things more after going through a beginning like that, " Abby Hobgood said. Hobgood said that one of the highlights from the season was a game the Bearcats didn ' t win against the University of Central Missouri. " UCM was rated sixth in the nation when we played them and we took them into double overtime, " Hobgood said. " It was one of the first parts in the season that we realized we were turning things around. " In the games leading to the final victory over Missouri Western, Demi said the women became much more emotionally involved, giving their best shot. She said the intensity was unbelievable. " Being so close helped us read each other, " Demi said. " We were so comfortable on the field because we knew that nobody was going to take anything personal. " Cash described the team as being unique because it wasn ' t limited by boundaries that other teams mav struggle with. For the Bearcats, it was not unusual for freshmen and seniors to be close friends. " We enjoy being at practices and games together, " Cash said. " I think we are known for going out and pouring everything we have onto the field. We play with no regrets. " w • Kara Siefker d ■ Allison Wilson CLOSER TO AMY JACKSON WHAT IS THE TEAMS GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT? Overcoming odds and being able to come together when we really needed to. There have been teams that thought they could take us down easily, but we never walked off a field without putting up a fight, we never quit. WHAT GOES THROUGH YOUR MIND WHILE PLAYING? I just think about what I need to be doing or how hard I want to hit someone on the other team if they ' ve been making me mad. HOW DO YOU PREPARE FOR A GAME? We have dance parties in the locker room before we head out to the field. While we ' re walking up to the field, that ' s when I turn my Ipod on and get focused. ni66 sports OVERALL RECORD 6-11-1 MIAA RECORD 5-8-1 Missouri Western 1-0 Central Missouri 0-2 Southwest Baptist 0-1 Missouri Southern 1-0 Emporia State 2-0 Washburn 1-1 Truman 0-3 Truman 0-2 Central Missouri 1-2 Missouri Western 3-1 Washburn 0-2 Emporia State 3-2 Wayne State 2-1 Missouri Southern 0-1 Southwest Baptist 0-3 Northeastern State 1-3 St, Cloud State 1-2 Upper Iowa 0-1 Precise Steps Marti Trummer holds off a Central Missouri State defender during the Bearcats 2-1 loss. Trummer had eight goals on the year helping the team to a 6-11-1 record. Photo by Chris Lee Quick Pass Andrea Freeman passes the ball to a teammate during the game against Central Missouri State. Freeman had five goals on the season. Photo by Chris Lee soccer ■ 167D DD Point Guard Dies • sports DD Mike Larsen brings the ball down the court in a game against Emporia State. Larsen came to Marvville from South Jordan, Utah. Photo In Chris Lee Post Up Matt Withers tries to take the ball to the basket against a Central Missouri player. Withers came from Taylorsvile, Utah. Photo bx) Chris Lee J UTAH . connection Basketball players from West unite at the University When forward Matt Withers came to Maryville from Taylorsville, Utah in 2003, he had former gradu- ate assistant and fellow Utahan Joe! Tavlor to show him around. So, when sophomore guard Mike Larsen made the trip from South Jordan, Utah to the University last season. Withers made it a point to show the new guy around. " It was one Utahan helping another, " Withers said. Both Withers and Larsen knew one another be- fore becoming teammates. Withers ' younger brother was a gooci friend of Larsen ' s, and one day, Withers talked to Larsen about coming to Maryville. When Withers returned to Maryville, he gave the coaching staff a tape of Larsen and within a couple of weeks, Larsen became a Bearcat. " 1 got here because of Matt, " Larsen said. " It would ' ve been a tougher sell for sure (without him). I probably wouldn ' t have ever heard of this place. Maryville, Mo. doesn ' t really pop out on the map. " The two were similar in demeanor on and off the court. Both saw themselves as leaders on the court, and the biggest jokers outside the arena. Take for example the season ' s media guide. In each player ' s bio, thev name the " worst dancer " and who " takes the longest to get readv, " among others. Larsen names Withers in both categories. " I meant to hit him a couple of times about that. 1 don ' t know why he ' s thinking that, " Withers said. Larsen is quick to defend himself. " It ' s not that you take the longest to get ready, " Larsen said to Withers. " It ' s that you take the longest to get started. " On the court. Withers led bv example. Larsen, at times, played with reckless abandon, showing little concern for his 155-pound frame. It also got him into some in-game scuffles, like a Jan. 16 home game against Missouri Southern. As a Southern player moved toward his bench to call a time-out, Larsen went for a steal and crashed into the bench. " I ' ll dive on the floor. I ' ll jump off somebody ' s back, I ' ll throw some elbows. Whatever it takes, " Larsen said. " Some people think I ' m going too hard, but I ' ve never heard that in my life. " When Andy Peterson went down with a back injury, Larsen stepped in, scoring in double-figures in wins against Truman State and Central Missouri - wins the Bearcats needed at the time. " He ' s a gamer. When you need him, he ' s never afraid and he ' s a daring player, " coach Steve Tapp- meyer said. " He kind of drives you crazy, but a lot of times it has worked out well. " Withers had to assume a different role during the season. Before, the team needed Withers to play more defense and score less. The team struggled to find chemistry for the first quarter of the confer- ence season, but Withers stepped in, averaging 10.1 points, and shot 60 percent from the field. " Matt ' s been consistent at a very high level. He ' s not a vocal leader, but he leads by example, " Tapp- meyer said. " I don ' t know if you can measure just how big (Withers and Larsen) have been. " w • Brett Barger d • Allison Wilson Utah players 169n DO CLOSER TO,.. ■•n. WW 1 love everyone of my teammates and just thank -»J God 1 had the . -«k opportunity to lih come and spend my college career ANDY PETERSON as a Bearcat. 4 • •As a team we overcame a lot of of adversity early in the yean That adversity helped us grow ■ i M closer together and m . it really paid off MATT WITHERS in the conference tournament. •• Quick Pass Scoring Opportunity John Hawkins looks to pass the ball in the Bearcats game against Pittsburg State. They won the game 71-42. Photo Courtesy of the Northwest Missourian Andy Peterson is guarded by a Washburn defender. Peterson scored 11 points to help the Bearcats to a one point win over the Ichabods. Photo Courtesy of the Northzvest Missourian ni7o sports TOURNAMENT SWEEP TEAM RUNS THROUGH COM- PETITION TO CAP- TURE FORTH MIAA TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP It had been four years since the University men ' s basketball team brought home the MIAA tournament championship. History was on their side after the women ' s team won the tournament championship. In 2004, both teams won the conference tourna- ment. The victory didn ' t come as easy as the women ' s 82-58 win over Southwest Baptist, but the men made enough plays to come away with a 57-51 win over No. 8 seed Emporia State at Municipal Auditorium. " We ' re really excited about the victory. Again, just another hard fought game, " coach Steve Tappmeyer said, who won his fourth tour- nament championship. " We played these guys three times this year and they ' ve all been games that have gone right down to the wire. We ' re just happy we made enough plavs to do it. I ' m just really proud of our team. " Hunter Henry scored 12 points and nine re- bounds, and was named the tournament ' s Most Valuable Player. He averaged 13.3 points and nine rebounds in three games. " We knew we had a chance to be the best team in the conference, " Henry said. " We came together in this tournament. We played a couple of ugly games the last couple nights. But we stuck together. " The Bearcats faced an Emporia State team that became the first No. 8 seed to reach the tournament championship, and the hot shooting that carried them into history was a part of the first half. After the Bearcats opened the game with an 8-0 lead, Emporia responded with three straight 3 ' s from three different players for a 9-8 lead. Emporia ' s Andrew Davison had confidence in his team ' s chances, and he showed it to the press corps sitting court side with 1:25 left in the first half, and the Hornets down 24-22. " I ' m feeling pretty good tonight, " Davison said, who finished with 12 points - all in the first half. " Might be some trouble. " Davison ' s statement may have been prema- ture with Mike Larsen later banking in a three- quarter court shot at the end of the first half that gave the Bearcats a 28-27 lead, but Emporia stayed in the game till the end. The Hornets did this, despite shooting 25 percent in the second half after shooting 50 percent in the first half. Northwest couldn ' t take advantage, never leading by more than six in the second half. Emporia cut the lead to one twice, but the Bearcats was able to make free-throws down the stretch to pull awav for the win. With the exception of the Bearcats ' 71-42 win over Pittsburg State in the opening round, the semifinal and championship wins didn ' t come easy. In the semifinal against Washburn, the Bearcats got a significant boost from Mose How- ard who had been out the second half of the conference season with a knee injury. (continued on page 172) men ' s basketball conference tournament • 171 lZI (continued from page 170) After Andrais Thornton ' s lay up cut Washburn ' s lead to 42-36 with 10:48 left in the game, How- ard stole the ball from Kyle Snyder and found Hunter Henry inside for a lay up. Andv Peterson ' s lay up cut the lead to 44-42, and after a steal by Peterson, John Hawkins found Howard for 3 that hit nothing but net. The basket gave the tea, its first lead of the game since the 18:33 mark in the first half. " It was big, " Peterson said of Howard ' s shot. " He ' s been work- ing hard since he got injured. The good Lord knows I ' m into training more than anybody, but Mose is there every day, twice a day. " Howard ' s trey gave Northwest much-needed momentum. Wash- burn led once more, and made one field goal the last eight min- utes of the game. The lone field goal came on a 3 by Grant Hargett with 53 seconds left that cut the lead to 50-49. Washburn had one more shot with five-tenths of a second left, but the in bounds pass was de- flected, sending players into a se- ries of celebrations. The game had a championship feel to it. Players jumped into teammates ' arms. It felt like a championship win for a team that had been dominated by Washburn in two losses. " My brain ' s too rattled to say anvthing, " Tappmeyer said after the game. " It was just a hard- fought game. We played a heck of a team. " The Bearcats overcame 31 percent shooting with free throws and ball control, but were able to go 16-of-20 from the free throw line, while committing only 10 turnovers. Those two factors kept Washburn from blowing the game open. The Ichabods largest lead was nine with 10:32 left in the first half. " That was big, " Tappmeyer said. " In both the previous games they got us to turn the ball over and turned them into points. By keeping our turnovers down, it allowed us to keep the game more to the tempo we wanted. " The tournament champion- ship concluded a regular season in which the Bearcats finished 20-7 and 12-6 in the MIAA. The team struggled in the conference season after sharing the regular season championship the season before. The team struggled to a 2-3 start in the conference season. In addition, the team struggled at Bearcat Arena, going 8-5 after going undefeated at home the season before. " I think pressure was a part of it, " Tappmeyer said. Part of the struggles came with injuries to Andy Peterson and Mose Howard. The team rebounded, winning seven of their final eight games, w • Brett Barger d • Allison Wilson Dl72 an Tournament Champs Members of the Bearcat Basketball team hoist the MIAA Tournament trophy. Thev beat Emporia State 57-51 to capture the tournament. Photo by Brett Barger sports Going Hard Matt Withers takes the ball to the hoop the championship game against Emporia State. Withers had 11 points to lead the Bearcats in scoring. Plioto by Brett Barger ohn Hawkins keeps his eyes on a Washburn plaver. The Bearcats won the game 50-49 to advance to the championship. Photo di Snm Robinson Nathan Gamet, Eddie Gray and EMjah Allen look on as their teammates take on Pittsburg State. The Bearcats beat the Gorillas 71- 42. Photo hv Brett Barker men ' s basketball conference tournament ■ 1730 DO TOURNAMENT CHAMPS TEAM ENTERED TOURNA- MENT AS UNDERDOG AND SHOT DOWN THREE STRAIGH TEAMS TO WIN SECOND MIAA TOURNAMENT IN HISTORY The University women ' s bas- ketball team needed a miracle in the MIAA tournament, and they got it at Kansas City ' s Municipal Auditorium. The Bearcats became the first five-seed to win the MIAA tourna- ment championship after an 82-58 win over Southwest Baptist. It was the Bearcats ' first tournament championship since the 2003-2004 season, and earned them an auto- matic bid in the NCAA Division II Tournament. Senior forward Mandi Schum- acher had nine points and six rebounds, and was named the tournament ' s Most Valuable Player, joining Sarah Vollertson as the only Bearcats to be named tournament MVP. " It feels amazing, " Schumach- er said, who averaged 14.3 points and 8.7 rebounds in three games. Traveling Support Fans cheer during the game against Southwest Baptist. The Bearcat faithful followed both the men ' s and women ' s teams to Kansas City to watch the MIAA tournament. Photo by Scott Levine The 24-point win was the larg- est margin of victory in the title game since 2001. The Bearcats jumped out to a 15-4 lead on sharp shooting from Micaela Uriell, who scored five-straight points, includ- ing a 3-pointer that capped a 13-0 run. Uriell, along with Jessica Bur- ton, were part of a Bearcat bench that scored 44 points. Uriell had 10, while Burton tallied 14 points. " At one point in the season, we said we needed more contribu- tions from other, and 44 points is a lot from your bench, " coach Gene Steinmeyer said. The team also got a huge lift from Andrea Dill who scored 18 points on 7-of-ll shooting. Dill had been battling back problems after transferring to Northwest from North Florida. " I couldn ' t tell you what got into me, " Dill said. " I really have no idea. I just decided maybe that it was time to start playing. " " Great timing, " Schumacher quipped. The Bearcats beat the No. 1, 3 and 4 seeds. The two games before didn ' t come as easy as the title game, but Steinmeyer said things began to change for the team after a 74-66 overtime win over Mis- souri Southern in the opening round. " I think about halfway during the Southern game, something came on for these guys, " Stein- meyer said. " We ' ve been a soft de- fensive team all year, and I think Southern really brought it out on us I think. All of a sudden, I think our kids saw the value of playing that hard-nosed defense. " Schumacher agreed. (continued on page 176) ni74 an sports I Dribble Down Mi ' );h,in I3riic dribbles the ball down Ihf flcKir iigainst Southwest B.iplist. Bnie scored II points nnd led the team with ' ) rebounds, Plioln I ' ll Sioll Irvine Going Up Jessica Burton takes the ball to the hoop against Southwest Baptist. Burton finished the game with 14 points and 5 rebounds. Pliolo In ScotI Lcviiic Picture Time Kelli Nelson, Mandi Schumacher and Meghan Brue pose for photos with the trophy after winning the MIAA tournament. The Bearcats beat Southwest Baptist 82-58 to capture the title. Photo by Scott Levine women ' s conference tournament ■ 175D DD We Won Easy Shot Mandi Schumacher holds up a piece of the net after the women won the MIAA championship. The women won also in 2004. Photo in ScotI Li ' -oiiic Lindsav Baver goes up for a layup against Southwest Baptist. Bayer came off the bench and played 4 minutes in the championship. Photo Ini Scott Lcviiw ni76 -sports DD (continued from page 174) " After the Southern game, we knew we could make things happen if we played as a team, " Schum- acher said. The team took that momentum into a 59-56 win over Washburn in the semifinals. Northwest had upset the Ladv Blues at Bearcat Arena, but the Blues returned the favor in an 81-71 win in Topeka. Schumacher said the team had a lot to prove after failing to meet expectations during the regular season. " We came into this tournament and said we didn ' t want to go out like this. We don ' t want to go out as underachievers, " Schumacher said. That ' s what coach Gene Steinmeyer said about his team at the media luncheon two days before the tournament. The team had lost its last two regular season games against two sub-. 500 teams - Missouri Western on senior night and in the regular season finale at Fort Havs State. The team finished 14-13 and 9-9 in the MIAA after finishing with 18 wins the season before. With one senior lost to graduation, and the signing of guard Amber Vandeveander and forward Andrea Dill to help bolster the inside and outside game, expecta- tions were high. Instead, the team stumbled to a 5-4 non-conference start. The team began to turn the corner, starting 4-0 in MIAA play, and led the conference for nearly four and a half weeks. Then two last-second losses to Missouri Southern and Truman State began the team ' s downfall. The team knocked themselves out of contention with four-straight losses. " There ' s no question we underachieved, " Stein- meyer said. " If you said anything less, you ' d be fooling yourself. After 18 wins last year, I thought we could turn the corner. " I hate to use this word, but it was almost like our seniors were bored with the regular season. 1 know they weren ' t bored in Hawaii (Hoop-N-Surf Classic). Honestly, the players just realized what thev could do. " Vandeveander and Dill, Steinmeyer ' s prized sign- ings, struggled with injuries. Eventually, Vandevean- der was lost for the season due to a back injury. Steinmeyer recalled a rendezvous with his wife and eight-year old son after the loss at Fort Hays State. The regional tournament was out of the question unless his team could win the conference tourna- ment. The thought of his team ' s performance didn ' t sit well with him, and he stewed despite enjoying a day of swimming with his family. " When that Tuesday practice came around, I was in a bad mood, " Steinmeyer said. " Fortunately, my assistants kind of kicked me, and told me to knock it off. My trainer does it too sometimes. " So, when it came time to address the media after the game, Steinmeyer didn ' t know what to say about the sudden turnaround. w ■ Brett Barger d • Allison Wilson GETTING PERSONAL WITH KELLI NELSON HOW DID IT FEEL TO WIN THE MIAA TOURNAMENT? Winning the conference tournament felt amazing. I ' ve never had the chance to cut down nets before so to do It in front of that many northwest fans was awesome. The overall way the team played felt great. Every single player contributed to that win. We got the lead early and never looked back. It was definitely a special day that I ' ll never forget. WHAT WAS YOUR GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT? I ' m proud of the records I set but mainly I ' m so happy to be apart of a team that has always gotten along. The last four years have been amazing. Our team is not only close on the court but off the court as well. I ' m so happy I got the chance to meet such great people who have become my best friends. women ' s conference tournament • 177D DD FRIENDS FOES MEN FROM ACROSS CAMPUS COME TOGETHER TO LEARN NEW GAME AND MEET PEOPLE FROM OTHER PLACES AND SCHOOLS More than three hours before the first match in Bearcat Stadium, rugby players scramble to get everything ready. Because the team was not considered a NCAA or University regulated organization, the club did not have a coach. The team delegated three captains to run practices and put together the things most sports teams would typically have done for them. " We are responsible for every- thing including scheduling games, raising money, finding transporta- tion, keeping records of games and finances, finding a coach, recruiting, promoting our matches and much more, " Paul Zimmer said. After becoming an official club the semester prior, they be- gan playing teams in their division nearly every Saturday during both the fall and spring semesters. The group is very diverse and representative of many different types of people. John Mahoney de- scribed the team as a melting pot of guys. " My favorite part is the odd blend of guys we have, " Mahoney said. " We ' ve got guys in the mili- tarv, guvs from every fraternity from Ag Rho to Phi Sig. I just like all the different personalities together. " Even without much experi- ence on their side. Tommy Hester said they definitely had the speed, which was a huge contribution to the success of the team through- out the season. " The pace of the game is so quick, " Hester said. " You are mov- ing constantly, moving from of- fense to defense in a split second. There is really no time to stop and Teamwork On Guard The two teams get ready tor the scrum. The ball is thrown into the middle and then the players user their feet to gain control of the ball and kick it out to their teammates. Photo by Chris Lee The team lines up to protect their goal. A score is called a try and is worth five points while the conversion is worth two points. The game is similar to football, but moves faster. Photo by Chris Lee think about it a lot is left up to instinct. " " We just pound on people a lot, doing whatever we need to do to gain any extra meters we can, " Jared Lainhart said, " But the thing about rugby is what happens on the field stays on the field. " Many players agreed that rugbv was a friendly sport. Hester said during a game, the guys are practically killing each other, but it was different than other sports because instantly after shaking hands, the teams are together drinking and getting to know one another off the field. " Rugby is constantly com- pared to soccer, " Hester said. " It ' s like they say: soccer is a game for gentlemen played by hooligans, but rugbv is a game for hooligans played by gentlemen. " w • Kara Siefker d • Allison Wilson i (- . ni78 an sports Unstoppable Adam Hobbs shoves a prospective lacklor out of his way. Hohhs size and .speed helped him become a good ball carrier. Pliotn by ji-iiiiiffr Ricpc Powering Through Jared Lainhart runs through two Kansas players. The team didn ' t win the game but continued to improve from match to match. Photo by Clirif Lcc CLOSER TO... TOMMY HESTER JOHN MAHONEY AARON HUNTER nrvi • •We all get along and come from different places across campus. I enjoy getting out there and hitting people. • • •There is a lot of support from the guys on the team. We have a terrific fan base and we love the support. •• • • After competing with each other on the field, we go drink and have fun with the other team. It is almost like a second fraternity. •• cc BRANDON THURMAN We all just get out there and have fun. This is a great group and we all want to get better and learn the game. rugby 1790 DD KEEPING fit - Students w Students work out in residence halls and community center Many of the high-rises were installed with new fitness cen- ters throughout the year. Students took advantage of the new facilities and prices. Phillips Hall was the first to have their fitness room finished. Joe Masciovecchio, an RA in Phillips hall, was im- pressed with the new fitness rooms. " The residential halls had fitness rooms last year but were a little old and had some old equipment, " Masciovecchio said. " Now, the machines in there are amazing. " The cost of membership was $60 for a semester and $100 for the year. Membership included access to the multiple fit- ness rooms around campus. There was a fitness room in the South Complex, two of the high-rises and the main fitness center next to the Recreation Center. Getting Fit On campus facilities were not the only options for stu- dents at the University. Local gyms and the Mar3rville Commu nity Center were also popular areas for students to lift weights and do cardio. The Maryville Community Center was located on North Country Club Road near the University Health Center. The Center offered basketball courts, a track, youth and adult leagues, a fitness center and an aerobics dance room. A monthly pass for an adult was $28 and $75 quarterly. In February the Center announced it would be open 24 hours a day to accommodate customers with busy schedules. Some other gyms in town included Curves for Women on South Main Street and Looks Fitness Center on North Main Street w • Danny Schill and Guier d ■ Allison Wilsor Jeff Schnell takes advantage of the campus fitness centers to keep his fit physique. The University placed fitness rooms in most of the dorms to help keep students healthy. Photo by Kayleen Vande Kamp DlBO • sports DD personal fitness • 181 D SHIRTLESS bearcats Group becomes organization recognized by University and attends every home game to cheer on favorite team. It was 3:30 p.m. on a Wednesday afternoon in Bearcat Arena - two hours before the Bearcats tip-off against rival Missouri Western on senior night. In the main foyer, a group known as the " Shirt- less Bearcats " laid out green and white acrylic paint on a table along with an assortment of posters con- gratulating the senior basketball players. As president Scarlet Casey decided who will be what letter in B-E-A-R-C-A-T-S, member Howie Ball put in a CD and played the first track - the Bearcats fight song. The group also painted fans ' faces for $1 and 50 cents for children under 12 as part of the groups fund raising. The group didn ' t draw any cheers from the fans, but the group ' s No. 1 fan, women ' s coach Gene Steinmeyer, had something to say to the group. " There we go. At a way guys, " Steinmeyer said as he walked upstairs to the coaches ' offices. When the starting lineup for Western was an- nounced, the group picked up the sports section of the Northwest Missourian to ignore the team. During the game, the group yelled their signature " dribble " every time an opposing player dribbled, and " pass " on every pass. These were only two of the many tac- tics in this group ' s arsenal. However, that was the extent of the group ' s rowdiness in games. The group said on its Facebook. com group and in their constitution that the purpose of the group was " to promote a positive and enthusi- astic environment at athletic events. " Creator and former member Brad Whitsell couldn ' t help but be amazed by the popularity of the group. The University recognized the group ' s success by making it an official organization in September 2007 - an accomplishment he said was due to the work of Ball and Casey. " It gives me a great feeling, " Whitsell said, who was a graduate assistant at the Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing. " I had no idea it would become this way when I started to do this a couple years ago. " In 2005, the University football team advanced to its first national championship game in six years. Whitsell, along with some friends, decided to paint their chests for the game in Florence, Ala. The group decided to carry the group into the 2006 football season. They eventually carried the tradition to the volleyball and basketball seasons. " It really is my dream to have The Shirtless Bearcats continue 5, 10 or 20 years down the road, " Whitsell said. " I want to be able to come back to a Northwest athletic event some time down the road and be able to see this group of people there. " w • Brett Barger d • Allison Wilson Dl82 DD sports Prep Time Members of the Shirtless Bearcats get ready for a basketball game. The group painted themselves for every home football and basketball game. Thev would incorporate different themes each week. Pliolo by Jennifer Riepe Team Support The Shirtless Bearcats cheer during the Fall Classic at Arrowhead VI. They were at every home game and cheered for the Bearcats. Photo by Kayleeii Vande Kamp shirtless bearcats 183D DD Jumping High Tierney Eaton clears the bar during the high jump event at the Northwest Invitational. Eaton placed first in the event with a jump of 5 ' 2.5 " . Photo by Chris Lee CLOSER TO JOHANNA AVILEZ HOW DOES IT FEEL TO CROSS THE FINISH LINE? My feelings when I cross the finish line can depend on how I felt the race went. Most of the time when I cross the finish line I am relieved and proud because hopefully I did well, meaning I did the best I could do. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT WHEN YOU ARE DOING YOUR EVENT(S)? When I am competing I really try to dear my mind of anything else that is going on in my life. I really try to focus on exactly what I need to do to perform well in the specific event I am competing in at the moment. I think that ' s what makes the heptathlon really challenging because you have seven events and if one doesn ' t go as well for you as it should you really need to be able to clear your mind of it and move on to the next event. Sprinting Hard Amber Reed runs along side a Truman State University runner in the 100 meter during the Northwest Invitational. Reed placed second in the event with a time of 12.81. Plwto by Chris Lee ni84 DD sports POSITIVE FINISHES GIRLS BOND TO OVERCOME OBSTACLES AND PRODUCE A SEVENTH PLACE FINISH AT CONFERENCE MEET Of the eight hurdle final- ists stepping onto the starting line at the conference meet, four were wearing Bearcat jersevs. The women huddled together, wishing each other luck before the race began. With the outdoor conference meet as the major point of their season, the women ' s track and field team began by setting many i goals as well as putting in count- less hours of preparation. " Many of the girls just tried to really focus on staying healthy throughout the year and injury free, " Johanna Avilez said. Avilez was one of the four hurdle finalists at the confer- ence competition. She said it was hard work for the team to make sure that workouts and training came together at the peak of their season. Even with the added pressure to be healthy, improve personal records and work out on a con- sistent basis, Brandi Honeywell said she was happy with how the women pulled together. " This last year was the first year in a while that I felt our team really coming together and acting like a family. There was a great deal of team unity, " Honeywell said. Honeywell said that it had been a while since the women ' s track team bonded like that and collectively worked toward the ex- pectations they had for each other. " If I had to do one event all by myself, it ' d be really hard to push myself and I wouldn ' t enjoy it, " Avilez said. Avilez and Honeywell agreed that with the help of the close-knit group of women and their lively and helpful coach Scott Lorek, the rewards for their hard work were much sweeter than in past years. " You just have to keep in mind what you are working for, " Honey- well said. " Out of all other sports I ' ve played, track just pulls at something deeper. It means more and I have grown to love it. " Placing seventh in the MIAA outdoor championship at Fort Hayes was a result of the hard work put into the season. This meet was one the women worked toward and anticipated all season. Some reached seasonal and personal bests and received All- MIAA honor in their events. Oth- ers like Audrey Bailey represented the women ' s team in the compe- tition, claiming the only MIAA title when she won the 400-meter hurdles with a NCAA provisional time of 1:02.75. With her 14.57-second run at the conference championships, Hannah Henry put her as third in the all-time school performance list. This was the first since 1994. After scoring 4,689 points and breaking Tasha Gourdeau ' s record from 1994, Honeywell earned All-American honors in the heptathlon. Honeywell was the first athlete from the University to receive this honor. " We ended at a good place that prepared us to go into the next year, " Avilez said. " All you can go i s up and that makes you excited to get started again. " w • Kara Siefker d • Allison Wilson INDOOR OUTDOOR MIAA Championships 6th Northwest Invitational 1st MIAA Championships 7th NCAA Championships 51st ( iM 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ij ) I , , i ) t ) I) 7 A IJIJJj, RECORDS Brandi Honeywell broke Tasha Gourdeau ' s record in the heptathlon with 4,689 points at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships. She also was the first University athlete to earn All-America honors in the heptathlon. Women ' s team won the Northwest Invitational team title for the first time since 1999. Audrey Bailey, Hannah Henry and Tierney Eaton received All-Academic honors. First Place Audrey Bailey clears a hurdle during the 400 meter hurdles at the Northwest Invitational. Bailey placed first in the event with a time of 1:06.72. Phoio b i Chris Lee women ' s track • IBSD OVERCOMING OBSTACLES During the first day of practice in September, the men on the track and field team were introduced to many fresh faces. Courtland Ingram said that in past years, the team was not very close-knit and lacked a certain consistency that seemed to closely contribute to the outcome of their seasons. There had not been a lot of people returning and many teammates were lost to transfers. Ingram said the year began more promising than the ones before because it started off with many new people. The team was introducing 11 incoming fresh- men and transfer students. Although Ingram said it took until nearly the end of the season for the team to really start to mesh together and get excited for each other, the outlook on the year had already improved. " We usually have a young, yet tal- ented team every year, " Dan Scheuler said. " Sometimes our athletes are not the most experienced, however they have the will to compete well and they find a way to succeed. " Scheuler said the team set goals early on in the year, which helped ease the newcomers into the team. It helped them adjust and learn expectations right away. " Our goal is always to be in the run- ning for the conference championship, " Scheuler said. " And sometimes there are things that spr ing up that we have to overcome to get there. " Teammates agreed that the moti- vation it took for the team to do well initially had to first develop inside each of the individuals. " The thing about track is, you have to decide whether you are going to be good at it or not. You can easily take yourself out of a race before you even run, " Ingram said. " It ' s not like you have an off-season. You ' re training constantly and that can cause burn out which hap- pens quite often. " Scheuler and Ingram were two of the athletes on the team that came to the re- alization that track is not an easy sport. Scheuler said he had many things to rise above as a thrower on the team. He said it didn ' t take long for him and others to learn that just because they may have been athletes in high school it didn ' t automatically make them good at the collegiate level. " In track, you are performing at the highest level at all times, " Ingram said. " There are no time-outs, and no time to TEAM SETS GOALS AND CONTINUE IMPROVING THROUGHOUT THE SEASON, NEW FACES UNITE MEN TO KEEP TEAM MOTIVATED stop and tape an ankle or something if you get injured. If you get hurt, you ' re out. You have to be at 100 percent to even get the chance to compete because you are basically practicing for nine months to compete in one meet [confer- ence]. Then it ' s three weeks or so after that for nationals. " With high hopes for the conference meet, the men pushed through the vig- orous practices and long year of prepara tion. Including Ingram ' s placement as fourth on the University ' s all-time per- formance list and first place title in the po le vault, many of the men succeeded in their events. These achievements aided in the team ' s fifth placement in the competition. Bayo Adio led the conference in higl jump by almost four inches, while Khai Berry held onto the fastest 110-meter hurdle record in the league. Adio and Ingram both earn All-America titles in second day of NCAA Championships. " All the time and effort we put in is really all put into one meet, one time, " Ingram said. " If your mind is in it and you push yourself, you find out most times that you surprise yourself with how well you do. " w • Kara Siefker d • Allison Wilsoi CLOSER TO. JEFF KANGER ••The team was really close and supported one another at conference. We haven ' t had that kind of unity in a while and I hope that carries to next yean • COURTLAND INGRAM • •There have been outstanding individual perfornnances in the past, but we are headed inthedirection of carrying that over into performing well as a team. ni8B DD sports INDOOR MIAA Championships 4th NCAA Championships 24th NCAA Champions OUTDOOR Northwest Invitational 1st MIAA Championships 5th NCAA Championships 32nd NCAA Champions: Top Eight Bayo Adio High Jump Eric Isley Courtland Ingram Diezeas Calbert 800 Meter Run Decathlon Triple Jump Up and Over High jumper Jimmy Griesbach clears the bar during the home invitational at Herschel Neil track. Northwest won the meet with a total of 312 points. Photo by Chris Splash Steeplechase runner Daniel Pescador splashes in the water as he clears the barrier. Pescador placed fourth in the event. Photo by Chris Lee men ' s track • 187D DD Focusing Hard Jake Saulsbury looks to return the ball in play against Southwest Baptist. Saulsbury finished the season with a 13-4 singles record. Plwto In Cliris Lee CLOSER TO. DANIEL USIETO ••It ' s almost like a brotherhood. The team gets along great. Making it to nationals only brought us •• closer. JON-ERIC MEYER • •The teams greatest moment was when Lucas came back from a break down in the third set to win against Southwest Baptist to go to the national tournament.55 Perfect Return Pablo Acebedo hits the ball in a match against Southwest Baptist. Acebedo had the best singles record on the team at 12-3 in his senior season. Photo by Chris Lee Daniel Usieto looks to forehand the ball against a Southwest Baptist player. Usieto had a 6-12 singles record and a 11-9 doubles record. Plioto by Chris Lee DI88 sports NATIONAL CONTENDERS TEAM REACHES SECOND CONSECUTIVE NCAA NATIONAL TOURNAMENT BUT FALL IN FIRST ROUND The men ' s tennis team continued their success with a second consecutive appearance in the NCAA National Tournament. Their season ended after a 5-0 loss to California-San Diego in the opening round, finishing at 15-7 overall. Pablo Acebedo and Daniel Usieto nearly won their doubles match but lost the tiebreaker, 10-8, in a 9-8 loss to Seth Spector and Steven Oechel. " 1 thought we were capable, " coach Mark Rosewell said. " I thought we had a nice year. " The men ' s third national tournament appearance in four years occurred after a thrilling 5-4 win over Southwest Baptist in the North Central Regional Final, hosted by the University. Lucas Ariboni ' s three-set victory in No. 5 singles clinched the regional championship. In the MIAA championships, the men rolled to a 5-0 semifi- nal win over Truman State, only to fall 5-2 to Washburn in the championship. It was the second consecutive year Washburn has eliminated the University in the championship. Jake Saulsbury led the team in wins with a 13-4 record in No. 6 singles, while Acebedo finished 12-3 in No. 2 singles. Lucas Ariboni and Felipe Gennari finished with a 15-6 record in No. 3 doubles, while Saulsburv and Chris Smith, teaming for the first time together, finished 11-11 in No. 1 doubles. Earlier in the year, the pair won the ITA Doubles Regional Championship, w • Brett Barger d • Allison Wilson SEASON RECORD 15-7 MIAA RECORD 4-0 RMAC MIAA INVITATIONAL Metropolitan State 5-4 Colorado State- Pueblo 5-0 Drury 2-7 Ouachita Baptist 0-5 Cowley College 6-1 Midwestern State 4-5 Emporia State 8-1 Missouri- St. Louis 7-2 Southwest Baptist 5-4 Nebraska- Kearney 5-2 St. Cloud State 8-1 Baker 7-2 East Central 3-5 Benedictine 2-7 Truman State 6-3 Washburn 6-3 MIAA CHAMPIONSHIPS Truman State Quarterfinals 4-5 Washburn Championship 2-5 NCAA REGIONALS St. Cloud State 5-1 Southwest Baptist 5-4 NCAA NATIONALS California- San Diego Round of 16 0-5 Focusing Hard Team Celebration Lucas Ariboni concentrates on the ball during plav against Southwest Baptist. Ariboni finished the season with a 11-6 overall singles record. Photo bi Chris Lee The team huddles after Lucas Ariboni won his match against Southwest Baptist to advance the Bearcats to nationals. Pholo by Chris Lee men ' s tennis 189n DD Complete Focus Keen Eye Una Gomez returns the ball against a Southwest Baptist plaver. Gomez finished the season with a 11-9 singles record with a 2-4 MIAA record. Photo by Chris Lee Lisa Pendrak looks to return an incoming ball from an opponent. Pendrak held a 13-6 singles record and 4-2 record in the MIAA. Pholo bii Chris Lee Intense Return Carolina Amaral hits the ball in her match against Southwest Baptist. Amaral helped the Bearcats to an overall 15-8 record with a singles record of 8-13. Photo by Chris Lee DiaO • sports DD I i OVERALL RECORD 15-8 MIAA RECORD 4-2 RMAC MIAA INVITATIONAL Metropolitan State 5-1 Colorado State- Pueblo 8-1 Missouri Western 8-1 Drury 3-6 Cowley College 5-3 Midwestern State 1-8 Nebraska- Omaha 4-5 Emporia State 1-8 Missouri- St. Louis 7-2 Southwest Baptist 5-4 Nebraska- Kearney 8-0 Rockhurst 4-5 Missouri Southern 8-1 Baker 8-1 Harding 6-3 Lincoln 8-1 Truman State 6-3 Washburn 4-5 MIAA CHAMPIONSHIPS Truman State Quarterfinals 4-5 Missouri Western Consolation Round 5-1 Fort Hays State Fifth Place 5-1 NCAA REGIONALS North Dakota 5-2 Washburn 5-3 NCAA NATIONALS Hawaii- Pacific Round of 16 0-5 1 FINAL ROUND EFFORTS TEAM EARNS FIFTH CONSECUTIVE TRIP TO NATIONALS. FALL SHORT IN FIRST ROUND University tennis coacii Mart; Rosewcii is going to miss sopiiomorc Emily Lindsay after her performance in 2007. Lindsay finished 10-9 in No. 1 singles after starting at No. 6 singles in 2006. Lindsay has since transferred to Missouri-Kansas City, where she was accepted into the school ' s pharmacy program. " Going from No 6 to No. 1 in one year is unheard of, " Rosewell said. " Her record was good, because of all the good teams we played. " The women ' s team finished 15-8, advancing to their fifth consecutive national tournament. Like the men, the women suffered an opening round loss, falling 5-0 to Hawaii-Pacific. They reached the tournament after upsetting Washburn 5-3 in the North Central Regional Championship in Washburn ' s backyard in Topeka, Kan. Truman State ended the women ' s bid for an MIAA championship with a 5-4 upset in the quarterfinals, but rebounded to take fifth place over Fort Hays State in a 5-1 win. " We stubbed our toe at the conference tournament. But things turned out well, " Rosewell said. Veronica Castilla and Jordan Lipira each had 14 wins A La in singles. Castilla spent most of the season in No. 4 KT singles after starting 3-0 in No. 5 singles. Lipira played in K No. 5 singles for most of the season after spending time in No. 3 and No. 4 singles. PTHlfeOv ' Doubles proved to be a struggle as the team went b M W through two pairs before settling on Carolina Amaral and Lisa Pendrak, who finished 7-8 No. 1 doubles. vv • Brett Barger d • Allison Wilson CLOSER TO JORDAN LIPIRA DO YOU PREFER SINGLES OR DOUBLES PLAY? I prefer doubles because I like working with someone else. It ' s a greater challenge that you have to overcome than just in singles play. You not only have to think about getting the ball in. but also where you should hit It to set your partner up. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT WHILE PLAYING TENNIS? I tend to not really think about what I ' m actually doing because if I do, I get more nervous and ultimately don ' t do as well. I have to think about each point at a time and not the overall match. Powerful Swing ' eronica Castilla looks to return the ball hard over the net to her opponent. Castilla led the team with a 14-5 singles record. She was 5-1 in MIAA play. Phoio by Chris f_t women s tennis 191 D Throwing Heat Pitcher Cola Krueger winds up her pitch during a game at home. Krueger led the team with the most innings pitched. PJwto by Cliris Lee CLOSER TO MEGAN SIMPSON WHAT WAS YOUR GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT WHILE PLAYING FOR NORTHWEST? believe that one of my greatest accomplishments, is just being allowed to play here at Northwest, many people strive to be college athletes, and few actually get to do so. I ' m thankful, that I am one of the few that gets to be a college athlete, WHAT DO YOU DO TO PREPARE FOR A GAME? WHAT HELPS YOU GET INTO THE SOFTBALL MIND SET? When I get ready for games, I normally put my uniform on about an hour before warm ups, to start getting my mind-set ready to play, once you get the uniform on, you know it ' s go time. The last thing I do before I walk out the door, is tie my bow in my hair, jump in my car and crank the radio up, to my " pump me up " music, After that, it ' s just warming up as a team, and the final step to get ready is our cheer before we take the field.., Together we Dominate. ..Together we Execute. ..Together we WIN! 0192 DD sports NARROW HITS AND MISSES ROCKY SEASON AND 20 CANCELLED GAMES CAUSED TEAM TO MISS REGIONAL TOURNAMENT OVERALL 25-16 MIAA 10-8 at EVANGEL TOURNAMENT Concordia 10-6 Columbia 10-2 Rogers State 2-0 at MISSOURI SOUTHERN TOURNAMENT Missouri- St. Louis 9-8 Oklahoma City 7-2 Arkansas Tech 0-4 at EMPORIA STATE TOURNAMENT Bemidji State 8-3 Minnesota- Crookston 12-2 Cameron 4-2 Winona State 3-2 Central Oklahoma 6-0 Nebraska- Omaha 3-4 4-5 Rockhurst 8-1 4-1 Missouri Western 1-2 2-1 Truman State 9-3 8-2 NORTHWEST CLASSIC South Dakota 5-6 Minnesota State 4-6 South Dakota 3-2 Augustana 3-2 Minnesota State 6-8 Emporia State 2-1 2-0 Southwest Baptist 0-1 16-0 Missouri Southern 1-5 3-2 Central Missouri 1-5 5-7 Fort Hays State 3-7 1-3 MIAA TOURNAMENT No. 4 Washburn 3-5 No. 8 Missouri Southern 1-0 No. 2 Central Missouri 8-0 No. 4 Washburn 1-3 Ryan Anderson ' s first year as the Softball coach was a strange one. Anderson inherited a team that won a school-record 40 games in 2006 and reached the playoffs for the first time since 1984. After replacing Susan Anderson, who departed for Central Missouri, her alma mater, Anderson was unsure about his new team. " Coming in, I didn ' t really know what to expect, " Anderson said. The team finished 25-18 over- all and 10-8 in the Mid-American Intercollegiate Athletics Associa- tion. One might consider that a significant drop off, but throngs of cancelled games kept the team from establishing any type of rhythm. " I thought we should ' ve done better, " Anderson said. " But it ' s tough to get any type of consisten- cy when you have 20 games rained or snowed out. To me, I thought we were a better team than that. " The Bearcats won three out of their last four conference games and entered the MIAA tourna- ment as the No. 5 seed. The Bearcats lost the opener to No. 4 seeded Washburn, 5-3. They rebounded to win 1-0 against No. 8 seeded Missouri Southern and an 8-0 win over No. 2 seeded Central Missouri. Cola Krueger allowed two hits, while the offense pounded out 11 hits in the five-in- ning game. Their season ended in a 3-1 loss to Washburn. The Bearcats missed the regional tournament, despite holding the eighth and final playoff spot in the North Central region for most of the season. " Towards the conference tour- nament, offensively, defensively, everything was coming together, " Anderson said. " We just ran out of time. " Megan Simpson was named to the Daktronics All-Region Second Team as a utility player. Simpson hit .333 and led the team with 10 home runs and was second with 29 RBI ' s. Simpson, along with catcher Sarah Johnson, earned Louisville Slugger NFCA All-North Central Region Second Team honors. Johnson, and outfielder Lind- say Stephenson were named to the All-MIAA Second Team. Pitchers Cola Krueger, Kelly Morris, sec- ond baseman Erin Leslie, outfield- er Linellis Santiago-Bernier and Simpson were mentioned on the honorable mention squad. w -Brett Barger d • Allison Wilson Softball • 1930 DD I CLOSER TO... r BRANDON KIRSCH • •This season was the time of my life being around my closest friends everyday. Narrow Escape Ryley Westman avoids the tag at home plate scoring a run for the Bearcats. Westman led the team with a total of 70 hits on the season. Pho{o by Mike Dye Throwing for a Strike Joel Epiey pitches the ball to an Emporia State batter. EpIey ended the season with 22 strikeouts. Photo by Chris Lee ni94 sports Season Record 30-26 MIAA Record 22-13 Arkansas Tech 12-3 11-6 1-3 11-2 West Florida 2-1 10-3 2-3 0-3 Montevallo 3-5 6-11 Nebraska- Omaha 0-7 5-14 Minnesota- Crookston 20-0 17-0 10-0 28-0 Southwest Baptist 2-3 11-10 7-1 9-1 Wayne State 2-8 6-7 Fort Hays 1-5 4-2 8-2 8-4 Missouri Southern 5-1 14-9 6-15 8-9 Missouri Western 5-4 6-0 6-4 7-6 Washburn 9-0 4-10 Central Missouri 5-6 6-2 2-6 MIAA TOURNAMENT Emporia State First Round 7-9 Fort Hays State Elimination Game 1 7-2 Emporia State Elimination Game 2 1-8 t i STARTING FRESH YOUNG NEW TEAM PRODUCES WINNING RECORD AND STRONG FRIENDSHIPS With 11 incoming tran.siurs and 17 new freshmen on a 42 man roster, the baseball team had manv adjustments to make right off the bat. Stevie Bush, a transfer from St. Louis CommunitN ' College at Meramec, was one of the many who thought the team ' s struggle at the beginning of the season had a lot to do with the changes people had to make. Adjusting was something the new plavers had to face, but it affected the entire team as well. " It ' s a big transition from play- ing in high school or a JuCo team to playing here, " Bush said. " And ha ing a big group of new guys can tend to slow down the tempo of practice a little. " Transfers and freshmen alike had to come in and compete against other plavers for positions. " When I transferred here, I had to compete against Nick Pfei- ffer for a spot, " Bush said. " It was really just us pushing each other and a little friendly competition that in the end, made us both bet- ter plavers and helped make the team better too. " Britt Westman thought that although there were many new people on the team, most of the guys had a lot in common, making it easy to gel along. Westman said he didn ' t view having many new guys as a weakness to the team. " We always seem to start slow, but that ' s mostly because we play Southern teams that have nice weather. We don ' t get outside un- til our first game, " Westman said, " We practice a lot, but there is only so much you can do in a gym. It ' s really different once we finally get to see live pitchers throwing at us. It all just takes a while to get into. " Everyone on the team had something to work toward: adjust- ing as a new person on the team, moving forward as an individual player or keeping up with school work in order to play. " I never really felt comfortable with my infield position. But 1 felt that was probablv a good thing because I didn ' t take time off, " Bush said, " I just kept working on improving because if I was ever in a slide or slacking off, mv spot would easily be taken because someone else is working hard for it too. " Bret Harvel said school was a verv important part to staying involved in baseball. He also said that the players had to maintain a 2.0 GPA to be eligible to compete on the team. " Our guys work a lot harder than a lot of people realize. We practice 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. almost every day and we go home and have homework waiting for us, " Harvel said, " And when you get home, the last thing you really want to do is homework. " With the added pressures of school, making time to have outside lives, and moving forward from a slow start to the season, the Bearcats still finished with a successful 29-24 record. In terms of wins and losses, the season was a constant roller coaster for the men. Even still, John White, Bret Harvel, Brett Whittle, Britt Westman, Ryley Westman, Brian Earners and Ben Malick were all placed on the 2007 All-MIAA teams. Although it could have been easy for the men to pride them- selves on their individual efforts, Westman said the team saw them- selves as a family. " Playing is fun, but games are only about 10 percent of what we do, " Westman said. " The other 90 percent is being together, travel- ing together, basically living with these guys. They are easily some of my closest friends and that ' s gotta be my favorite part. " w • Kara Siefker d • Allison Wilson Hl j BNl Outfield Catch Drew DfMott watches as Chris Benham catches a ball in center field. Benham finished the year with .970 fielding percentage. Photo by Mike D ie baseball ■ 1950 an Digs • greeks DD Greeks spent countless hours preparing for recruitment. The time and stress was worth it when the new members arrived on Bid Day. Brothers and sisters were seen pomping to make the perfect float. Homecoming marked the end of a job well done. Greeks banded together, supporting each other ' s philanthropy by participating in tournaments or donating time and money. All of the sororities and fraternities provided a home away from home for many students and showed through Greek unity that they were closer than you think. w • Kylie Guier d • Katie Pierce New Sisters Left: Roselvnn Buffa screams in anticipation for her new sisters on bid dav. Buffa was the recruitment chair of Alpha Delta Pi. Photo by Chris Lee Camo Time Above: Delta Chi brothers show off their dance moves during the homecoming parade. The group was a big crowd pleaser when they leapt over each other. Photo by Kai leeii Vande Kamp division • 1970 an beginning sisterhood Sororities end recruitment with the announcement of new members during Bid Day The sounds of screaming sorority women could be heard all over campus, balloons filled the air; recruitment " Bid Day " was in full swing. The six days of recruitment parties began with Sorority Song and ended with Preference Night and Bid Day. Moved back a day from past years, Bid Day fell on Sept. 11 to allow for less stress and conflict with class schedules by putting all the longer, la te night parties over the weekend. Abby Stephens, greek life graduate assistant, was in charge of making sure recruitment ran smoothly. " Five of the six sororities met their quota of girls, " Stephens said. " Quota for each organization was 24 new girls, which is chosen by the number that attend Preference Night divided by the six sororities. " The organizations met their new members dur- ing Bid Day. Women from each Greek chapter met outside the Union with signs, balloons, flowers and more. They began singing and chanting loudly for all the new members inside the Union to hear. Sororities had already signed the bid cards to be delivered to the unknowing new members the night before. Standing inside the Union those new mem- bers were handed their bids and all at once told to open their envelope. After a moment of awe the hugs and excitement began. The new members were then allowed to race down the stairs of the Union and meet the women who they would now call sisters. Can ' t Wait " Bid Day is the culmination of joining a sorority, " Stephens said. " You get to meet your new sisters and the suspense of getting your card and the excitement when you read it is what it ' s all about. " Sigma Kappa member, Kristin Hilde, was a Gam- ma Chi during recruitment. Bid Day for her marked the first time she would get to see her sisters in over a month. Gamma Chi ' s are women who have been chosen to disassociate themselves from their chapter and give a clear vision of guidance to the women go- ing through recruitment. " I think it ' s (Bid Day) great for the new members because it ' s like their welcome into Greek life and into something that is going to make a huge impact in their life and will stick with them forever, " Hilde said. " Everyone remembers their bid day. " Recruitment Director for Sigma Sigma Sigma, Tiffany Logue, had a lot on her shoulders when it came to making sure her organization got the best women for them. To her. Bid Day is one of the most important and fun days of recruitment. " My favorite part of Bid Day is when all of our new girls run down, " Logue said. " I love the excite- ment. It is so fun see their faces and to give them their first t-shirts and flowers and balloons. You also get to see what organization gets which girls. It ' s great to feel like all our hard work in recruitment paid off. " w • Megan Tilk d • Allison Wilson Sigma Kappa sisters Laura Sims and Katie Kimbraugh await the arrival of their new members. Active members stood outside of the union wh ile the new members met inside. Photo by Chris Lee Digs DD greeks Big Moment Delta Zeta member Anna Grannis along with her sister anxiously await to find out who there new girls are. Songs were sung and chants could be heard as the big moment arrived. Plioto by Kaite Pierce My Mom New Sister Alpha Sigma Alpha member, Carrie Heifers holds a sign asking for their sororitv mom to get back. Some active members break away from their sisters for weeks to help new girls go through recruitment. Photo by Gins Lee A girl celebrates as she meets her new sisters. The new members ran down the stairs of the Union to meet the members of their new sororities. Photo by Chris Lee bid day iggQ DD Kickball tournament a success The women gathered around the field in preparation for their newest tradition. After weeks of hard work and stress the tournament was about to begin. Alpha Delta Pi sorority wanted to make an impact and create a fun philanthropic event that the chapter could continue for years to come. The sorority decided to hold a kickball tournament and allowed any teams who were interested to participate. " We had Delta Sigma Phi participate and Tau Kappa Epsilon, a high school team, Sigma Kappa, Phi Mu, and Alpha Kappa Lambda, " philanthropy chair Kasey Winkler said. " Delta Sigma Phi won and Tau Kappa Epsilon came in second. " The tournament took place at Donaldson Westside Park on Nov. 11 at noon. The sorority women all wore matching blue shirts and the participants received white shirts. " We raised about $600 for our philanthropy which is the Ronald McDonald House, " Sarah Jackson said. " It was a lot of fun and we plan on doing it again next year for sure. The tournament is something that we want our sorority to be known for in the following years. We want people to look forward to it. " Each member was responsible for going and talking to local businesses about sponsorship. Dominos, McDonalds, Hardee ' s, Energizer and Hy-Vee were just a few of the businesses who sponsored the event. " It was a lot of fun putting it together and we had a really good turnout for our first year, " Jackson said. " Hopefully next year even more people show up and we can raise even more money. It really is a good way to have fun and support a great cause. " w ■ Kylie Guier d ■ Allison Wilson DSOO ■ greeks DD ickball Tournament vlpli. IVIt.i I ' i iiHMiilvrs poso lor .1 photo llor llii ' ir annual kiikb.ill lourniiniont. }hoU lOHr i ' sy 11 ' ill Pfllii I ' l jcKve Sisters ow 1: Julie Miles, Crystal McKeever, Amanda Galaske, Kelsey Clark, ndrea Beck and Micayla Miller. Row 2: Meghan Hohl, Kvlie Guier, Emily etersen, Mallory Milner, Melanie Biicv, Ashlev Townsend and Kelly Mc- " ueen. Row 3: Ashley Nisley, Kasey Winkler, Krvstle Roark, Ashlev Sasser, Indrea Purvis, Megan Burroughs, Stephanie Hardin, Nicole Dean, Heather jdwards and Alicia Bergstrom. Row 4: Sarah Jackson, Michelle Lackey, ■ bby Patterson, Jessica Goerke, Rebecca Carpenter, Jessica Gillespie, Dani- lle Ritter, Emily Weber, Johanna Avilez, Francesca Elgin and Liz Spina. New Sisters Row 1: Meghan Roberts, Whitney Pollard, Jaime Webb, Kristin Mangelsen, Shelbv Eagan, Carli Mercer, Victoria Daritv, Ashlev Griffin, Krystal Neenan and Rachel Crosswhite. Row 2: Emilee Cruse, Michelle Eivins, Jolene Hurta, Cassv Clark, Patricia Burnett, Meghan Bowlin, Danielle Evving, Samantha Eldridge, Molly Ramsey, Brittany Curtis and Nicole Skutnik. alpha delta pi 201 D DD Eventful House Members Alpha Gamma Rho host a spoc house for Halloween. Other events th( participated in included a senior pro and a park cleanup. Photo by Oiris Lee Brothers Front Row: Martin Snell, Jarod Moenkhoff, Kyle Clayton, Jake Vossenkem- per. Josh Linderman and Kyle Wehmeyer. Row 2: Nathan Hubbard, Brady Miller, Jeremy Simmons, Jason Koch, Nathan Whitehead, Adam Bealty, Jos Waters, Jacob A. Hieronymcs, Tyler Holtz and Jeremy Palmer. Row 3: Ada: Carlson, Cody Eads, Craig Kolthoff, Jordan Harmon, Jeffrey Fries, Paul Deha, Tyler Richters, Chester Greub and Bill Gorrell. Back Row: Brian Har Chad Nold, Dustin Lombertsen, Justin Heimsoth, Kellen Brandt, Chase Wheatley, Preston McNees, Lance Shepherd, Matt Groves, Adam Brymme: and John Runde. C 202 ■ greeks DD phaGamim Rho Chapter ' s main goal: to become more involved Many students who decide to join the Greek community are looking to become more involved. This year that was the main goal for the men of Al- pha Gamma Rho. Instead of a highly crafted, elaborately pomped float crawling down College Drive during the home- coming parade, onlookers saw an empty trailer with a sign. The sign declared how the fraternity chose to spend time they would have otherwise been building a float to serving the community. Kyle Clayton, president of Alpha Gamma Rho, was proud of the decision not to participate in float. " We needed to get more involved with campus and in the community. In the past we really haven ' t been involved enough and no one really knew who we were, " Clayton said. The men chose to help a family in need from Hopkins Mo. and repainted their house. " They were just a deserving family and a major- ity of our chapter showed up to paint, " Clayton said. " Why put the money and effort into a float when we can provide a service for the community. " The men also participated in a park cleanup throughout Maryville with the other Greek organiza- tions during Homecoming week. Other ways the chapter found to become more involved included a " spook house " in Maryville dur- ing Halloween and a Thanksgiving meal for the nurs- ing home. They also teamed up with the women of Sigma Kappa to host a senior citizen prom. " We also found ways to get more involved on campus, " Clayton said. " We have a member who is a Peer Advisor another is an Ag Ambassador and some members of Interfraternity Council. " The fraternity also does highway cleanup once a semester along with other local duties. " Our big focus is involvement and getting our name out there, " Clayton said. w • Amy Naas d • Allison Wilson alpha qamma rho • SOSCII DD Chapter Rebuilds Alpha Kappa Lambda members a alumni worked really hard on rebuild] and renovating their chapter house. Th received a new sidewalk, wood floori and carpeting this year. Photo by Jenm Riepe 0204 ■ greeks DD Fraternity rebuilds and renovates their house The men of Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity gathered together in the parking lot to help pump gas and clean windows for their philan- thropy. The men of Alpha Kappa Lambda stood outside of Hy-Vee by the gas station two days a week for six hours in order to raise awareness for domestic violence. AKL ' s philanthropy was " These Hands Don ' t Hurt " a non-profit organization dedicated to support shelters for battered women and children. The men would help create a full service gas sta- tion and hand out paper hands in hopes of receiving donations. " Last year we raised $350 and our goal this year is $600, " AKL presi- dent Steven Wilson said. " That may seem minute to some but it really helps out a lot. The money goes towards a local shelter in Maryville. " When the men of AKL are not working on philanthropy, they are rebuilding their house and chapter. They received a new sidewalk, new wood lament flooring and carpet. " Our alumni have helped out a lot with the rebuilding of the house, " Wilson said. " We are re-painting and just trying to make the house like new again. " AKL had faced some trials in their attempt to rebuild. Over Christ- mas Break, someone broke into the house and stole approximately $2,500 dollars worth of equipment. " They stole some laptops and we have no idea who did it, " Wilson said. " None of the leads went anywhere but we still had to fix every- thing, so that set us back. " w ■ Kvlie Guier d • Allison Wilson alpha kappa lambda • 2050 DD Homecoming Champs Alpha Sigma Alpha poses with their trophies after winning overall homecoming supremacy. The ladies won many of the categories. Photo courtesy of Alpha Sigma Alpha mlm l A ail fimttHFt m ' M ° ' Wf- - iVHIB ' V- V ' ' V mmik fmmmtfn Active Sisters New Sisters Row v. Megan Victor, Kayla Scott, Ashley Knierim and Amanda Wilson. Row 2: Megan Walker, Julie Ray, Kara Siefker, Amanda Davis, Kelly Peter- son, Amanda Golden, Julie Gosnell, Amy Lackovic, Amanda Robinson and Jenny Francka. Row 3: Sherri Derks, Abby Cockrill, Jennifer Madison, Hol- lie Mohi, Jessica Tobin, Mary Welborn, Amy Steele and Rachel Rapp. Row 1: Nadia Fassaei, Rachel Job, Lindsay Solon, Olivia McGhee, Anna Montgomery, Laura Yeagek, Bailey Greer and Amanda Nixon. Row 2: Katii Heinerikson, Elizabeth Bubalo, Jackie Strohm, Erin Colasacco, Breanna Asker, Brooke Mansfield, Chelsev Powers and Laura Brunner. Row 3: Molli Shelley, Laura Palermo, Paulina Lightfoot, Kelsey Dempsey, Julie Newlin, Megan Benware, Brianne Bosley and Amy Rutherford. DSOB ■ greeks DD ame Time member of Alpha Sigma Alpha iL to catch a water balloon lowel during Greek Week ■ cue. Many games were d including a relay. Photo by Lee Ay A Alpha ' SigrnT Another year of Mr. Northwest Alpha The men gathered on stage in their costumes ready to shake it for the crowd. The ladies of Alpha Sigma Alpha joined them for a musical dance number that they had rehearsed for weeks. Mr. Northwest took place on Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in PAC. It was the second consecutive year for the event. Alpha Sigma Alpha President Megan Victor said putting on Mr. Northwest was a long process but for a good cause. " What we do is we go around and we ask different organizations ' Victor said. " We see if a guy will participate in Mr. Northwest and its $30 to sponsor so if it was a baseball player we ' d ask the baseball team to sponsor, that $30 goes toward our philanthropy which is the Special Olympics. " The competition consisted of a talent, swimsuit and interview portion. Steven Perkins, a theater major, won the coveted title of Mr. Northwest. Victor said the sorority planned on having the event annually because of its success. She said the turnout had been high and they planned on keeping the public relations up so people were aware. " The challenging part is actually finding the participants who will go up there and actually model for hundreds of girls and organizations that come out to support the event, " Victor said. " We actually created a committee to do it and appointed positions and all that kind of stuff. " The sorority raised approximately $500.00 for their philanthropy- the Special Olympics. Victor said they rose about the same the previous year. All of the women also purchased Mr. Northwest T-shirts and sold them as well. The shirts were $5 and all of the proceeds went to the Special Olympics as well. Victor said that the women also helped out at the Special Olympics rather than just write a check. " We did the Special Olympics in St. Joseph last year, " Victor said. " We have girls who work it so we ' ll have someone sing the national anthem and work the timers. We also had a few girls team up with an athlete and they got to hang out with them all day, it was really cool. " w • Kvlie Guier d • Allison Wilson alpha Sigma alpha • 2070 DO Old House The Delta Chi fraternity house is one of the oldest fraternit ' houses. They held their 20th annual Fall Fall in this house to raise money for their philanthropy. Photo bi Jennifer Riepe DSQB • greeks Held 20th annual Fall Fall fund raiser for cancer For a few days in November, the men of Delta Chi fraternity put their muscles to work to support a worthy cause and create a night of fun for University students. Delta Chi held their 20th annual Fall Fall party on Nov. 10 at their fraternity house. Anyone who had purchased a shirt sponsoring the event was allowed in. The proceeds from the shirt sales were donated to the Jimmy V. Cancer Foundation, the Delta Chi national philanthropy. Fall Fall not only supported the cancer foundation; it also helped out members of the community. The touchstone of Fall Fall was the floor of the Delta Chi house was covered in collected leaves. Members of the fraternity spent a couple of days prior to the party going around town and raking leaves. Delta Chi president Corbin Coe said they raked upwards of 100 bags of leaves this fall, all from homes around Maryville whose owners supported the fraternity. " Basically they just know our guys and they call us to come rake their leaves, " Coe said. " It ' s pretty informal. " It usually took " at least five hours " to clean up after the party, Coe said. The hard work and dedication from the fraternity showed charac- ter and friendship, two of the group ' s cornerstones, between the brothers. For Coe, the best part about being a Delta Chi brother was the di- versity of the people. " We have guvs from everywhere, " Coe said. " We ' ve just got every- thing. We ' ve got small town people, big town people. " Coe said despite the drawbacks of the condition of the Delta Chi house, the brothers who make up the fraternity made it worth it. " We have by far the oldest house up here, " Coe said. " It ' s kind of hard to ' sell ' our house, so we ' sell ' our people. " ' Selling ' the people of Delta Chi fraternity was easy for Coe, who was especially proud of having diverse brothers from different races and walks of life. It was easy to see that Delta Chi upheld its pillar of friendship through the companionship between the brothers. " Nobody ' s ever alone ' Coe said. " There ' s always someone to hang out with. " w • Amv Naas d • Allison Wilson delta chi • 2090 DD Brothers raise money for Camp Quality Delta Sigma Phi, like other Greek organizations at the University participate in philanthropic events. The men of Delta Sigma Phi how- ever, have chosen a philanthropy that helps children. Held on March 15, this year marked the fourth annual Softball tour- nament hosted by Delta Sigma Phi. Proceeds benefited Camp Quality, a summer camp for children with cancer. " It is instilled in our fraternities beliefs to do something for the com- munity, " said fraternity president, Kevin Compton. The men charged a fee per team to participate in the tournament. Players then received a T-shirt and spent the afternoon playing multiple games. Sponsorships collected by the fraternity from various community businesses covered the cost of the T-shirts and helped provide even more money to Camp Quality. " We go to all the Greek organizations weeks before to inform them of our upcoming tournament in hopes that they will put together a team or make a donation. We also post flyers around campus and Maryville, " said Compton. The fraternity can usually expect anywhere from eight to 10 teams to register with 12 people each. The double elimination tournament began at 8 a.m. and ran until one team was left standing. Delta Sigma Phi plans to continue their four-year tradition. " WeTl keep doing it as long as Camp Quality continues to take our contribution, " said Compton. The men also hosted a three-point shoot out to benefit the March of Dimes foundation and participated in various Red Cross blood drives. The Red Cross is their national philanthropy. w • Megan Tilk Close Proximity Delta Sigma Phi house is located at 7th and Walnut just off campus. It was an easy walk for fraternity members to get to classes. Pholo by Jennifer Riepe d ■ Allison Wilson n210 ■ greeks delta siqma phi • 211 D DD Sisters replace homecoming with service While most sororities and fraternities were spending the majority of October building floats and pomping, Delta Zeta decided to take a different route. Participating in Homecoming had been a tradition amongst Greek organizations. Building a float, making a banner and doing skit were just some of the activities. All of these things took a lot of time and money, money that Delta Zeta did not have. " Basically what happened was neither us or the AGR ' s (Alpha Gamma Rho) had enough money to actually make a big float, " Jessica Patterson, Delta Zeta president said. " We both kind of agreed on doing so many community service hours which we ' re still in the process of doing. " The women of Delta Zeta spent five hours doing community service work each semester and eight mandatory hours. The goal was to get 200 community service hours finished. Patterson said she thought the chapter would increase the hours they were supposed to do. The women spent the hours helping out the Maryville community and volunteering at Eugene Field Elementary, the New Nodaway Humane Society and many other places. " Basically whatever we could do, like walking dogs at the shelter, " Patterson said. " I know a few of our girls and boys (Alpha Gamma Rho) went to Hopkins Mo. and painted houses for people that weren ' t able to get out and do it. " The women would still hold their annual " Turtle Tug " philanthropy event in April. Patterson said whoever wanted to participate could whether they were Greek or not. " Last spring we raised $500.00 and it goes to speech and hearing, " Patterson said. " I know AGR ' s and the ADPi ' s (Alpha Delta Pi) did it last year. A lot of people don ' t participate but donate money because it ' s during their formal. They don ' t want to get all dressed up and slide in green gunk. " Patterson said that despite a financial set back the sorority would participate in Greek Week in March and hopefully in Homecoming next year. " It (Homecoming) ultimately depends on if it ' s in our budget, " Patterson said. " I ' m also the Homecoming Chair and it would be nice but sometimes I feel like Homecoming is overrated anymore. " w ■ Kylie Guier d ■ Allison Wilson Greek Week Delta Zeta sisters Amelia Wilkin: and Megan Gehrke participate the wheelbarrow race during Greek Week barbecue. Photo Chris Lee 0212 • greeks DD ctive Sisters (Ovv 1: Jessica Patterson, Danielle Guillemette, Katie Lee, Allison Bell, Megan Gehrke, Anna Grannis, Haleigh Vest and Jackie McMurtrev. Row (: Alena Schmitt, Cara Brown, Jacquelvn Cradie, Amelia Wilkinson, Jodi uester, Whitney Featherston and Kellev Abies. New Sisters Row 1: Hollv Moon and Alece Attema. Row 2: Alissa Caltrider, Teresa Smith, Betsy Rhealles and Wendy McCollum. delta zeta • 2130 an Picture Time Easter Bunny Gino Bueno poses wit some of the kids that showed up for th Easter Egg Hunt put on by Phi Dell Theta. The event held in Beal Park drew crowd of around 600. Photo by Chris Lee Active Brothers Front Row: Sean Gundersen, Nathan Manville, Pat Mclnvale, Kyle Nelson, Cody Eitel and Ryan Thomas. Row 2: John Lee, Tyler Gilleland, Wesley Miller and Xander Jobe. Row 3: Ryan Gessner, Logan Galloway, Eric Pabst, Chris Diekmann, Chris Marasco and Sean Foster. Back Row: Marcus Benzel, Scotty Stockman, Andrew Brown, Jason Kieffer, Alex Drurv, Josh Hensley and Chris Lee. New Brothers Front Row: Mike Jenkins, Tom Rasmussen, Caleb Holder and Alex Strait. Back Row: Cody More, David Schmidt, Jeff Holmes, Jonathan Clark and Abe Flanigan. 0214 ■ greeks DD Chapter worked on adding new events to agenda Building numbers and holding onto traditions was something that the men of Phi Delta Theta wanted to accomplish during the year. The chapter was fairly new and the men that created it at the Uni- versity in 2003 had all graduated. New and young faces had to step up and provide leadership. The philanthropy for the men was the ALS Foundation, which was also known as Lou Gehrig ' s disease. The men held annual ALS walks in the past but decided to do something a little different for the year ' s walk. Nathan Manville, president of Phi Delta Theta, said that a member came up with an idea to hold a concert after the ALS walk. " In the past years our ALS walk has been okay but, now its time that we think we need to take the next step, " Manville said. The concert was to be held directly after the walk and be open to all students. The planning consisted of contacting bands, finding a venue and getting the word out. Another event that the chapter started was an Easter Egg Hunt. The fraternity wanted to reach out towards the community by hosting an egg hunt open for everyone ages 12 and under. The chapter contacted the Mayor for approval. " The city of Maryville is backing us so the Mayor is helping sponsor this, and allowing us to use the park, " Manville said. Other events at the egg hunt were to include concession sales and a raffle. All of the proceeds were to go to the ALS Foundation and Lou Gehrig ' s disease. Donations were also collected from businesses around town. Recruitment was another aspect of the year for the chapter. They handed out more bids after the spring rush than they did during the fall rush. " I think that it was tough because nationally Greek life trends seems to be going down, " Manville said. By holding events like the Easter Egg hunt and the ALS walk con- cert, they hoped that their name was going to be out in the public more so that people would recognize them. " It ' s time for us to take the next step now that all of our founding fa- thers have graduated, " Manville said. " It ' s all on us to keep things going. " w ■ Chris Lee d ■ Allison Wilson phi delta theta • 2150 DD OM Sisters build bonds through outings Mu For women of the Greek community their sorority is a sisterhood. This year Phi Mu chose to spend time building that sisterly bond. " Sisterhood is the whole reason you join a sorority and I think we lost that focus, " said social chair, Samantha Flinn. The chapter chose many new bonding activities to help build sisterhood. They held a chapter retreat where the women participated in a scavenger hunt, made cards to send to other organizations and spent a lot of quality time together. They also designated time during weekly meetings for chapter development giving one another compliments and words of encouragement. " It just brings us all closer together. You know they are there for you if you need anything, " said Flinn. Flinn says new members to the executive board helped bring the change and new ideas of how to build sisterhood. New to the chapter this year was a sisterhood movie outing at the Hangar in Maryville. The women treated themselves to a dinner theater show. Dinner gave the women extra bonding time. " We have dinner together first so we can chat and the movie is a nice extra and we can spend more time together, " said chapter member, Brittany Gillett. Gillett says events like movie night are very import ant to a sorority. " It ' s what being in a sorority is all about, " Gillett said. Galactic Bowling was another sisterhood event Phi Mu chose to help build their bonds. " Bowling was a lot of fun. A lot of the girls went and everyone was just crazy and had a really good time, " Gillett said. Many of the chapter members participate in Homecoming events, which are another way the women can get to know one another. By being a clown or walker in the parade the members get lots of extra time together as well. " It all helps the girls realize why they are here. It ' s more then just the social aspects, " Flinn said. w • Megan Tilk d • Allison Wilson Pomped Up Clowns Phi Mu, Kelsey Jo Franklin, dance down 1st street as a pomped clowi Phi Mu received second place fc the pomped clowns and overa best clowns in the Homecomin Parade. P io o by Kayken Vana Kamp n216 ■ greeks cti e Sisters ront Row: Abby Browning, Megan Thomas, Jennifer Watson, Robyn Thorn- ' s, Natalie More, Melanie Rogers and Kelsev Luers. Row 2: Lauren Wilson, ' lattie Hans, Jessica House, Jessica Peak, Katie Bode, Kelsev Rosborough ' nd Brook Shultz. Row 3: Samantha Flinn, Morgan Sobbe, Lvndsie Wheeler, llallary Herring, Lynezey Hedge, Amy Julian, Erin Holm, Brigette Havard | " id Catie Young. Back Row: Cambrin Cobb, Sara Neville, Denise Lancey, ' rin Loges, Lydia Farmer, Leann Baker, Lauren Raveill, Amv Niederee, Em- i ' Klassen, Lindsey Schultz, Mallory Johnson and Valerie Breault. New Sisters Front Row: Chelsea Amundson, Ashley Rich, Erin Johnson, Meredith Troutwine, Francesca Belfonte and Mackenzie Glidewell. Row 2: Sara Jobe, Andrea DiMiceli, Savannah Jennings, Erin Mulligan, Tanva Burgess, Jessica Freund, Halev Graves and Katie Mever. Back Row: Kristen Guest, De in Aaron, Hannah Nazthway, Cara Livengood, Katie Stark, Kelsi Jo Franklin, Samantha Kapp and Katherine Peterson. nhimu • 2170 DD On the Hill The Phi Sigma Kappa house si across from the football fiel The cannon is used during hon football games. Photo by Kayki Vande Kamp Active Brothers New Brothers Row 1: Drew Moberlv, Rvan Smith, Brandon Moore, Kyle Thorpe, Adam Watson and Matt Oyler. Row 2: Michael Lockwood, Jeff Norris, Marshall Goldstein, Logan Campbell, Garrett Sutton, Andrew Nolker and Cody Riley. Row 3: Kyle Carpenter, Kylor Cone, Mac Mohi, Kevin Norris, Ryan Parkhurst, Nathan Goldstein and Zach Jason. Row 1: Nicholas Lampa, Robert Lindsay, Tommy Calia, Brad Wenz, Tyler Hamblen, Rob O ' Doherty and Casey Dupree. Row 2: Cris Drake, Jared White, Eric Smith, Kevin Bruns, Jacob Vernetti, Alex Bryant, Doug Porter and Justin Wehmeyer. 0218 • greeks an Phi Sigma K a Fraternity donates to Planet Aid 1 ieed Clothes hi Sigma Kappa held a clothing ■a ilrive during the month of January. ,,;,|lins like this were dispersed aU !r campus. Photo by Kayleen mde Kamp In the weeks following winter break, the members of Phi Sigma Kappa joined together with fellow students and organizations to show how much they cared for strangers in need. Phi Sigma Kappa sponsored a campus wide clothing and funding drive to raise money for Planet Aid, a non-profit organization that focused on bringing help to people in developing countries. Planet Aid used donations for education, community growth and HIV AIDS programs in Africa, Asia and Central America. Ryan Parkhurst was in charge of the drive and showed large amounts of enthusiasm towards being involved in raising money for the charity. " It ' s a lot of fun, " Parkhurst said. " It helps out a lot of children, especially in needy countries. " Parkhurst explained how the clothes, shoes and toys collected were sold at secondhand stores in New York. The proceeds were later donated to Planet Aid to support their causes. Phi Sigma Kappa first did the clothing drive in 2007 and decided to do it again due to the successful amount of goods they collected. " It weighed exactly one ton - 2000 pounds, " Parkhurst said. " I think we had about 500 man hours put into it. " The fraternity set collection boxes around campus and also went to Roberta Hall to collect sacks of clothes that sorority women generously donated. Members then sorted donated items and loaded them onto trucks to ship to a collecting facility. Parkhurst said they planned to make the clothing drive one of their annual philanthropy projects, which included a highway clean-up. They also bought gifts for and spent time with children at the Noyes Home, an orphanage in St. Joseph, Mo., during the Christmas season. " Our organization is all about philanthropy and aid, " Parkhurst said. " We like to help out people. " The clothing drive not only benefited people in developing countries. Being a part of the charity event opened the eyes of Phi Sigma Kappa members. " It helps us learn not just to think about ourselves, but to think about the community and the surrounding world, " Parkhurst said. vv • Amy Naas d • Allison Wilson phi Sigma kappa ■ 2J9p Active Sisters New Sisters Row 1: Jen Vauricek, Lindsey Cracraft, Cara Hood, Sarah Simmelink, Lauren Merle, Alicia Kustka and Jessica Range. Row 2: Deidra Heineman, All Clausen, Nicole Swaney, Emily Roche, Brooki Roberts, Haley Balzer, Katie Hohnstein, Cynthia Malone, Katie Kimbrough, Kelsie Ivers and Lauren Baker. Row 3: Jaclyn McClain, Emily Dugan, Amanda Meirhoff, Laura Simms, Jessica Hall, Katie Stollar, Chelsea Huggins, Jessica Velder, Nikki Welborn, Eryn Walters and Crystal Wallace. Row 4: Jessica Plymel, Amanda Gumm, Sara Coleman, Ashley Phillips, Kristin Hilde, Sarah Robinson, Rhiannan Stumpf, Shelby Godwin, Jessica Hanneman, Kodi Moore, Amanda Tinker and Dena Wagner. Row 1: Mercedez Lopez, Andrea Rose, Melissa Watson, Kassie Kuiper, Kristin Rem- bolt, Jackie Sharp, Kourtnie Paules, Brittany Shaw, Susie Koll, Emily White and Ash- ley Miller. Row 2: Molly Hansen, Nicole Cannavo, Mallory Atcheson, Tori Hagelsteir Abby Hood, Kendra Woodall, Liz Jambor, Ashley Craft, Amy Schafer, Ashlea Pales and Amber Howerton. 0220 • greeks DO UK Soccer tournament and highway clean up The ladies of the Sigma Kappa sorority spent yet another busy school vear involved in numerous programs and community service. Some of their more noted contributions included their annual soccer tournament during the fall. Proceeds from the soccer tournament went directly to benefit research and treatment for Alzheimer ' s disease. In addition, the girls also participated in doing their part to clean up portions of the nearby highway 71. As usual, Bid day was filled with plenty of excitement, with new members being enthusiastically (and loudly) welcomed to Sigma Kappa just outside the Student Union. There, a colorful sea of existing members held up encouraging signs and cheered for their new sisters as they came running out. " Recruitment is a blast, " Sigma Kappa member Lauren Baker said. " I think it ' s a little overwhelming at first with all of the events and activities, but all of the girls adjusted really well. It was also really cool to see recruitment from the other side (as an existing member). " During the spring, Sigma Kappa along with the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity participated in the annual Senior Citizen Prom at the local Senior Center. The traditional event proved to be of much enjoyment for both the girls and the Senior Citizens they met with. All Senior citizens of the community were invited and the night included plenty of music, dancing and even the crowning of a king and queen. The springtime consisted of several " Continuous Open Recruitment " events. During these C.O.R. programs, the sorority sought out and initiated several new members in addition to those gained from the fall semester. " We ' re really proud of how every single one of our sisters is very unique from one another, " Baker says in regards to her sisters. " But we ' re also all very passionate about things like athletics and academics. " As another school year wound down, the sorority found its goal of becoming more widely known across campus a reality. Proud of its individualism, yet incredibly united as a sisterhood, the girls of Sigma Kappa proved themselves to be a great value to the University and the community they serve. w • Josh Voyles d -Allison Wilson siqma kappa • 221 D DD Throwing Pies Sigma Phi Epsilon members throw pies in each others faces to raise money for their philanthropy. Their philanthropy is the Down Syndrome Guild of Kansas City in honor of their advisor ' s son. Photo by Jeremiah Wall Brothers Front Row: Drew Butler, KC Collins, Blake Adams, Phil Lang, Christopher Pettier, Zach Crutchfield, Brent Ussary and Jared Buckman. Row 2: David Carpio, Michael Bertken, Chris Synder, Bryan Bowen, Jesse Peno and John Fritz. Row 3: Chris Pflugradt, Ryan Capps, Benjamin Rex, Colby Snyder, Travis Overhue, Garrett Young, Brian Cronstrom, Andrew Linafelter, Nathan Jessen and Pat Solomon. Back Row: Mark Reek, Anthony Beleker, Kevin Harpenau, David McEnaney, Bradley Gardner, Eric Carlin, Justin Loper, Adam Simpson, Andy Silcott and Brandon Kroenke. 0222 • greeks DD psiion Chapter donated $800 to Down Syndrome Guild Keeping up a long-standing tradition, tlie men of Sigma Phi Epsilon mixed long hours, pies and a fa- miliar playground toy with the desire to help others. Sigma Phi Epsilon members took turns riding a teeter totter continuously for 72 hours during Home- coming week, starting on Wednesday morning and ending after the parade. Each member see-sawed a total of three hours, usually in one-hour shifts. For a dollar, on-lookers could throw a pie in the riders ' faces throughout the week and during the parade. The seesaw stayed at the Sigma Phi Epsilon house during the 72-hour period, except for three hours on Thursday. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the teeter totter was brought outside the Student Union, where other campus leaders volunteered to ride it for shifts of 30 minutes to an hour. The fraternity collected $800 from the pie-throw- ing and T-shirt sales. They donated the money to the Down Syndrome Guild of Kansas City, a change from previous years. The fraternity decided to change their philanthropy after their adviser ' s child was born with Down syndrome. " We picked that event because it really signifies fraternal life, " president Christopher Pottier said. " Ev- eryone has a good time, but we still like to give back to the community. " Philanthropy chair Jim Howe said surprisingly enough, the early morning shifts filled up quicker than the daytime ones because they seemed to go faster and were the most fun. However, he and Pot- tier said the downside of the early shifts was the cold. " No matter how nice the weather is, the minute we get the teeter totter out, it starts to sleet, snow, rain, " Pottier said. Tau Kappa Epsilon was eager to help out during unfavorable weather conditions. The Sigma Phi Epsi- lon men also praised other members of the commu- nity for their strong support. " It ' s difficult to stay on sometimes, but it is a lot of fun and people look forward to it every year, " Howe said. One thing that made the event so memorable was its uniqueness. Howe liked that it was a " differ- ent kind of philanthropy, " and Pottier agreed. " That ' s the best experience of it, doing something different, " Pottier said. w • Amy Naas d ■ Allison Wilson siqma phi epsilon ■ 223D DD Sigm£Tau amn Fraternity focuses on IFC regulations The men of Sigma Tau Gamma worked hard to earn respect throughout campus and receive recogni- tion for their fraternity. Sigma Tau Gamma worked hard throughout the spring to become an hiterfraternity Council (IFC) rec- ognized fraternity. The men were under a probation- ary period to see if they met all IFC requirements. " We have to follow the rules and do what they (IFC) say for the rest of the semester and then they vote on it, " Sigma Tau Gamma president Shane Hal- lowell said. " If we made it then we would have all the same benefits as the other fraternities. " The men would be able to participate in the Greek Barbecue in the fall and have an open house for potential new members. The members decided to not participate in Greek Week. " We ' re trying to get everything figured out with IFC and then next year we are going to be doing ev- erything else that the other fraternities do ' Hallowell said. Despite their focus being on IFC, Sigma Tau Gamma still planned on going to NASCAR in April to raise money for their philanthropy " WHEELS. " The trip was an annual event for the chapter. " We raise around $8,000 every year for our char- ity, " Hallowell said. " The charity is for a boy that has to get a new wheel chair every year because he keeps on growing and needs a new one. He has cerebral palsy and the fund raiser helps pay for that. " The members worked the concession stand all through Saturday and Sunday. The money that they made at the concession stand that week went toward " WHEELS. " Hallowell said the fraternity hoped everything went well with IFC and that the following year would be filled with activities. " This past fall we just did mini-float with Alpha Delta Pi, " Hallowell said. " Next year we are partici- pating in most of the events in Homecoming except big float. " w • Kylie Guier d ■ Allison Wilson 0224 • greeks DD Fraternity Focus Sigma Tau Gamma brothers focus their attention on Interfraternitv Council regulations throughout the year. Members decided to pass on some of the main events fraternities participated in. Photo by Chris Lee Combined Effort Sigma Tau Gamma brothers pull their float during the Homecoming parade. Sigma Tau Gamma and Alpha Delta Pi worked together on their float. Photo courtesy of Sigma Tau Camwa sigma tau gamma 225D an Raising Money Amy Circello with a member of the BrisI Manor Nursing Home. The sorori worked raised money for disabled adu through the carnival thev hosted. Phc courtesy of Stgma Si na Si nia Active Sisters New Sisters Front Row: Nisha Bharti, Melissa Sides, Sarah Fowler, Ashlie Pugh, Kaley Johnson, Amy Circello and Grace Baker. Row 2: Hannah Boehner, Kristina Race, Melissa Reese, Megan Childs, Kelsey Bower, Lindsev Avitt, Erin Bing, Amanda Preston, Andrea Hastert and Ashley Krieger. Row 3: Hannah Manning, Melissa Anderson, Monica Peterson, Tesia Jordan, Kaitlyn Fritz, Kristin Pond, Brittni Kastelic, Katie Starr, Krista Thompson and Stefani Reed. Back Row: Megan Tilk, Sarah Knudsen, Kelsey Stuff, Jennie Bolyard, Kayla Warner, Seabrin Stanley, Megan Karst, Rachel AUegree, Amy Allen and Kelly Copeland. 0226 ■ greeks Front Row: Sena Moore, Michelle Hernandez, Brittni Steding, Meghan O ' Connor and Bryanna Carnes. Row 2: Ashlev Asbury, Kelsey McKeever, Brittney Wagner, Erin Norris, Katie Overlon, Shelbie Light and Paige McPherson. Back Row: Shae Gillum, Autumn Aisney, Christina Shoff, Allison Hook, Sara Brungardt, Jess Bruce, Nichole Beckman and Jaime Redmond. noa Sigma Sigma Sisters host carnival to raise money for disabled The women of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority are known throughout the Greek and campus community. However this year, they put the focus more towards getting to know the community. This year marked the first Carnival. Women of Sigma Sigma Sigma volunteered their time to host a three-hour event for adults with dis- abilities throughout the community. The women set up games like bean-bag toss, a candy walk, a bal- loon race, face painting and more. For three hours they took turns as- sisting the participants through the various games. " It ' s important for us to be involved and to get out into the commu- nity, " said president of Sigma Sigma Sigma, Amy Circello. " Plus this was a great chance to give them an experience working with others outside of the Greek community, " Circello added. The idea for a carnival was brought to the entire chapter by an active member during a weekly meeting. The women plan to host a carnival in upcoming years. " We are always looking for new things to do and community service is a big part of who our women are in this chapter, " Circello said. Other events the chapter participated in this year to provide com- munity service included spending time at the humane society walking dogs, playing bingo at Bristol Manner Nursing Home, highway cleanup and more. The chapter also ho sts two of their own philanthropy events each year. Jumping For Robbie raised money for the Robbie Page Memorial Foundation which went towards children ' s play therapy. The women also hosted a memorial for Karen Hawkins and Stephanie Schmidt, two sorority women who were murdered by hate crimes years ago. Every year each member of the sorority completes over 60 hours of community service. " We just want everyone to know there is more to a sorority than meets the eye, " Circello said. " Giving back to the community who has done so much for this cam- pus is just one way we can give thanks. " w • Megan Tilk d • Allison Wilson siqma siqma siqma • 227D Ta Kappa E[Dsilp n Hosted Josephine Collective concert Josephine Collective, a band based out of Kansas City, came to Maryville twice this year for fund-raiser parties at the house of Tau Kappa Epsilon. All proceeds went to the American Alzheimer ' s Asso- ciation, which included the cost of admission and the option to buy a T-shirt created by the fraternity. This was the first year the men hosted the concert for the fund-raiser and hoped to do it again next year. Ian Denney was a friend of a band member and got the band to play at the house. " We had them (Josephine Collective) play earlier this year and it went to a really good association, " Denney said. " Our second party was planned for months and got our publicity out several weeks in advance and we got an amazing turnout. " The second party included an opening band, Rockesh that played for a half hour to prep the crowd for Josephine Collective. The main singer of the band, Dylan DeVoe, was excited that they got to play at the TKE house again and even more excited about having an opening band. " Naturally, it ' s great to play at huge venues and big concerts, " De- Voe said. " But I love playing at smaller parties like this for friends. It ' s always insane. " ' Insane ' would be one of the first words that come to mind when trying to describe the concert. Over 300 people showed up at the Tau Kappa Epsilon house. The band played for an hour and a half and left the crowd near deaf and hoarse. " This was one of the biggest parties we ' ve ever had, " Denney said. " It was even better since we were able to turn it into a fund raiser and have so much fun doing it. " w ■ Danny Schill d ■ Allison Wilson 0228 ■ greeks DD ' ap.1 Roach Rocks I. im ' mbiTS of T.m Kapp.i l-.p ilon ' uui,i;lU llic band Josephine Collective ironi Kansas City. The band plaved at Iheir house to raise money for their ihilanlhropv, Alzheimer ' s AssocMtum ctive Brothers ront Row: Brooks Swanson, Vince Tobin, Kvle Andrew, Michaei Russell, am Hill, Jon Guyer and Jordan Lenger. Row 2: Alan Kreifels, Dan Stava, cnneth Hamilton, Brandon Gregersen, Kevin Postlethwait, Ian Denney, I ;: Hansen and Jake Wightman. Back Row: Robert Creason, Casey Kuska, .m Peitzmeier, Tommy Hester, Lance Fowler, Dan Scheuler, Kevin Inman u1 Thomas Oliva and Dvlan Scobee. New Brothers Front Row: Ethan Merrigan, Kenneth Tanner, Michael Hulgan and Thomas Hutchison. Row 2: Zheer Ibrahim, Patrick Jones, Brandon Barney, Austin Murtens, Todd Sexton and Tyler Schubert. Row 3: Derek Tapps, Jimmy Carrington, Jordan Gooch, David Ebke, Gary Still, Tommy Strond, Jake Jenkins and Brandon Meseberg. Back Row: Alex Grav, Stephen Roe, Robbie Williams, Seth Wade, Alex Smith, Tom Moore, Thatcher Hilyard, Devin Richardson, Codv Baldridge and jack Buckner. tau kappa epsilon 2290 an D230 ■ groups Organizations across campus spon- sored activities and programs for students to enjoy throughout the yean The year brought new organizations to the Univer- sity and growth to established ones. Student Senate held numerous meet- ings about the phasing out of cartoon Bob- by Bearcat. Newly formed Northwest Advocates for Animal Awareness held " Dog Days, " an event where students got to know their professors and their dogs. These events brought students and their organizations together for a common cause and helped make the campus closer than you think, w • Kylie Guier d • Katie Pierce Bearly Christmas Left: Student Activities Council sponsored a free bears-to-build activity in the Union for students who hadn ' t completed their Christmas shopping. Students also had the option to donate their creation. Plwto by Chris Lee Bearcat Bangles Above: Megan Sheeley admires the jewelry table at the Bearcat Craft Shop. National Residence Hall Honorary sponsored the event that was held in the Station. Photo by Jessica Nelson division • 231 D DD THE GROUPS 1 offering real world exposure i Portfolio Review Ad Ink members attend a portfolio review session during the Kansas City Ad Club Career Dav- The University sent the largest group to the career day and Jacquie Lamer received an award for recruiting so manv students to attend. Photo courtesy of Jacquie Lamer Q I What are the goals of Adink? A I Provide a means to learn about the advertising, marketing, broadcasting, interactive industries and provide networking opportunities Q I What range of majors are members of AdInk- is it solely advertising majors or is there a variety? A I Advertising, IDM, marketing, broadcasting and public relations. Q I What types of events activities does AdInk partake in each year? A I At our monthly meetings, professionals come to discuss their specialties. We provide a bus to the Kansas City Ad Club Career Day and Off-Broadway Tour where people are divided by their specialty and given tours of several organizations in Kansas City. Networking over lunch with industry professionals occurs during lunch at both events. Q I What opportunities does AdInk provide for the future? A I Opportunites to be exposed to the ' real world ' and professionals working in Kansas City who could potentially hire members. AdInk Front Row: Sarah Sauer, Hannah Bower, Amanda Phares, Mallory Parker and Jessica Alvarez. Back Row: Jacquie Lamer, Derick Cunigan, Alex Raymond and Jessica Monahan. 0232 • groups DD 102 River Wildlife Club 1 ront Kovv. I.ison I lyJu, lir.wuli)n, AilruMini ' Cunninj hani, Sam.inlh.i l)in ;frldor and D.ivid li.islurla. Row 2: Mark llcfniT, |fssie Terrell, Michael Hilger, Konald McConimons and Ryan Twellmann, Back Row: Travis T ' avlor, Paul Wagner, Stephen Eschenbach, Jonathan Stelzer and Anthony Jackson. • helped the Missouri Department of Conservation with annual statistics ■ 2-1 highwav clean-ups per year • summoned hy the University for three nights to watch lor bats entering and exiting the Administration building • volunteer several hours at Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge Accounting Society Front Row: Steve Ludwig, Michelle Bjorland, Sean hosier and Malea Young. Back Row: Stephanie Gaines, Cindy Austin and Addle Hondurant. • help students make a connection within the accounting profession • sponsored annual field trips to visit potential emplovers and encourage members to participate in activities sponsored bv the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants Alliance of Black Collegians Front Row: Janae Harvey, Elisha Watson-Gittings, Brent Rice, Keona Johnson and Anthony DuPree. Row 2: Marisha Gaines, Rachel Lewis, Karlv Haines, Tiara Webb, Destiny Fountain, Christina Ewing, Roneisha Smith, Tomeva Baker and Ashley Emory. Back Row: Cherece Milton, Shamika Murrell, Dana Brown, Tsakane Baloyi, Brittanv Hogan, Anissa White, Sheena Howard, losha Landrv and Tierra Desso. ■ the voice of the African-American students on campus ■ helped bring some understanding to the shooting on campus bv holding a panel discussion with authorities here on campus Alpha Psi Omega Front Row: Michelle Trester and Russell Langdon. Back Row: Jefferv Tallev, Eric Niece and Douglas Siers. • put on a children ' s show, Beautv Is a Beast on December 8 • during Christmas break thev toured local elementary schools • involved with other service projects. A r i I ■■ fc ' Jp American Association of Family and l w U M t ' j n Consumer Science i u Vv iVSc KK K 1 Front Row: Breanne Engeman, Jen Vavricek, Tambri Dicke, Dixie McCarv, Donna MuT iV - ' f iBM K ' V vWVT ' fe L ki Sharpe and Mariah Dunn. Row 2: Jang-Ae Yang, Mallorv Kirkendall, Laura P -J MTw ' f m Tw- ' yp Beichlev, Sarah Jackson and Connie Neal. Row 3: Linda Lajcak, Megan Simpson, J ■K " ■T. Lisa Hodges, Sa annah Jennings, Brittnv Bevard, Michelle Eivins and Heather = W J r H : V . Edwards. Back Row: Jessica Hall, Amanda Olah, Amy Tullis, Shelley Brown, Abby ' ■ i Bohan, Rachel Houdek, Meredith Thompson and Ashley Metzger. • represent family and consumer sciences with members from every discipline ' participated in highway cleanup ' collected items for the Abrielle Xeff Foundation groups • 2330 DD THE GROUPS benefits of Asian culture Dancing Delight ASA members dance during the 4th Annual ASA Dinner on November 17. Photo courtesty of Marsha Jennings Q I What activities does ASA sponsor? A I Our biggest event throughout the school year is our annual dinner that we host every fall semester. This is one of the most popular and significant events among all the multicultural activities on campus. Highlights of the dinner include performances, music, games, dance and authentic Asian cuisine. We hold free Japanese lessons to anyone who is interested in learning Japanese and its culture. As our community service, we do highway cleaning and pick up trash. We also went to the humane society in town for the first time last year to walk the dogs. Q I What are some benefits of being in ASA? A I ASA is not a really big organization, but threfore, we believe we create a family-like atmosphere. ASA is a place where students can get together to develop good relationships as | well as exchange their own cultures. We are also able to learn a lot of different languages such as Indonesian, Chinese, Japanese and Mongolian. Q I Who can be a member and how can someone get involved? A I ASA is made up mostly with Asian students, but anyone is welcome to join. We do have members from United States. Asian Student Association Front Row: Pei-Kai Hsu, Miki Uemura, Shuhei Sano and Aya Asai. Row 2: Sarah Rowan, Haruna Nakamura, Ryan Arief, Yumiko Kinoshita, Saki Ikiyama and Kei Nakao. Back Row: Brandon Swartz, Kyohei Oguma, Tsukasa Ishizu, Tomoyoshi Yosliimura, Hiroki Uchiyama, Tomoko Koga and Stephanie Hurd. 0234 • groups DD American Association of Petroleum Geologists Inml Row: lohn I ' i)pi ' , Aiii.ind.i Smith, K.itli.irini ' J.Kolis, Aslik ' v l.c ;i ' r, Tracc ' V I,ison .ijul ' s I liiki ' V Back Kciw: Andrew Allen, JoPiithan Bennett, Bill Brady, K an Sullivan and Lisa Vanliiher, • promoted all aspects of the study of the geosciences, especially as it relates to petroleum, natural gas and other energy mineral resources • advanced the professional well heingof its members American Choral Directors Association Front Row; Stephanie Keen, laura I lav, Danielle laDue, Kale Valuck, Whiltney Wilson and Chacev Steen. Back Row: Melissa C.av, Samuel Dollins, Andrew Sanders, Andrew Rembecki and Anne Keefhaver. • " 2 scoops and a serenade " at Baskin Robbins where people were able to get two scoops of ice cream and a song, sung buv the members of ACDA • choral reading day, where high schools and their teachers came to campus and sight read music American Marketing Association Front Row: Lindsay Jarquio and Katie Thudium, Back Row: Will Daniels and Amanda Tinker. ■ collected 300 pounds of food benefitting the Ministry Center ■ held Karaoke for a Cause, which raised over $600 for the Abrielle Neff Foundation American Sign Language Club Front Row: Amy Wackernagle, Teela Langloss, Jenny Harrison and Megan Gehrke. Row 2: Kristen Gray, Jessica Waller, Megan Melloy, Katherine Meyers and DeLinda Huff. Back Row: Alena Derks, Alissa Caltrider, Brittany Curtis, Danille Ewing, Danielle Ritter and Kelli Petereit. • signed the National Anthem at a football game ■ put on a children ' s workshop ■ signing showcase where members of the club and sign classes sign songs Amnesty International Front Row: Jennifer Croskrey, Jennifer McKee, Kenneth Tanner and Jacquelyn Lohse. Back Row: Dustin Boone, Tara Estell, Shay Flanagan and Dustv- Mullin. • sponsored a v ' rite-a-thon where they made cards of encouragement for prisoners of conscience, those held without charges, lawyers and other basic legal rights ■ raised awareness of child soldiers in Uganda showing the documentary " Invisible Children " • performed at a spring benefit concert and The Vagina Monologues Anime Club Front Row: Rachel Sloan, Damon Ross, Thomas Clark, James Black, Sarah Rowan and Stephanie Hurd. Row 2: Arielle Bisoglio, Alexandria Bradford, Katherine McFerran, Jason Johnson, Creston Lambert, Kelsey Brownley and Amberlea Loudon. Back Row: Brienne Murphy, Matt Bowman, Kidjchai Yingsery, Jonathan Stelzer, Adam Palmer, Eric Stockard, Tommy Hanna, Amanda Werner and Eric Portiner. • raised monev to send members to anime conventions groups • 235lII an Association for Computing Machinery Front Row: A. Sved, J. Pahl, B. KondapalH, A, Cra wford, A. Redding, A. I ' ryor, A. Baker and K. Singh Row 2; S. Masabathiila, D. Neela, ]. Ravirajan, M.Rayabarapu, M. McDonald, D. Rameshvvaram, K. Gaggenapally, R. Bondalapati, A. Bell, D. Reisig, D. Sripada, A. Thati, M. Sajja, H. Dodda, S. Korrapati and R. Talasila. Row 3: R. Thallapeli, V. Kasarapu, B. Rockhold, M, Subraman, K. Santosh, P. Nagalla, S. Konda, A. Bandi, A. Jujjavarapu, A. Joginipelly, S. Yada, S. Chirala and N. Mudemala. Row 4: R, Jana, R. Myneni, R. Kunisetty, S. Kalidindi, S. Muvva, M. Perur, S. Choppa, P Jangam, G. Vepur, A. Sunchu, S. Hayath and P. Heeler. Back Row: P Thatikonda, R. Maru, T. Cheruthuruthil, J. Byrraju, S. Rama, V. Kosaraju, B. Kohir, S. Vemuri, K. Kancharia, K. Kanuganti, V, Peruri, K. Peesari, P. Veloori, ]. Cha and S. Anreddy. • annual barbecue in the fall to welcome back students • members participate in programming contests sponsored by the national ACM organization Bearcat Football Ambassadors Front Row: RoAnne So lheim, Amy McCormack, Morgan Sobbe, Annie Mack, Cynthia Malone and Hannah Boehner. Back Row: Jessica Plymell, Ashley Phillips, Toni Baldwin, Mandy Smith, Kristin Hilde, April Biggerstaff and Megan Tilk. ■ formally known as Sweethearts • dedicated to supporting Bearcat Football players ■ sent letters to families of players about their player ' s accomplishments • organize tailgate for every home game • decorate the locker room to show their support Baptist Student Union Front Row: Hollv Fisher, Alicia Brown, Karlie Sherlock, Courtney Jones, Shelby Armstrong, Amanda Davison, Katherine Meyers and Kendra Tounzen. Row 2: Jacob Moore, Casie Bales, Elizabeth Kurrelmeyer, Lisa Abbott, Jesse Hamm, Nagababu Tirumalaraju, Drew Engle, Kalee Shonk, Kristi Beydler, Marsha Jennin, and Jeremy Carter. Back Row: Austin Johnson, Brett Hamlin, Adam Palmer, Patrick Carney, Eric Rickert, Stephen Eschenbach, Elisa Orr, Jason Yarnell, Karth Bodapati and James Statesel. • held bible studies and mission trips ■ 24 7 Week of Prayer ■ Aladine food drive Beta Beta Beta, Biological Society Front Row: Danielle Paolillo, Chelsea Sogard, Rachel Jadan, LeAnn Kaszynski and Andy Horine. Row 2: Sarah McQueen, Jillian Wiedenholt-Houston, Jenny Harrison, Megan Walker and Devin Kennedy. Back Row: Ashley Potter, Michelle Richardson, Trov Decker, James Howe and Karen Schaffer. ■ " Dogs 4 Dogs " fund raiser to raise money for the humane society • help with science Olympiad for middle schools ■ clean the highways twice a year. Blue Key National Honor Fraternity Front Row: Nisha Bharti, Ashlev Knierim, Brooke Bovnton and Amanda Preston. Back Row: James Howe, J. Pat McLaughlin, Alex Drurv and Christopher Pottier. • members trick-or-treated for United Way and raised over $200 • organized the Northwest Tower Queen ceremony during Northwest Week D236 ■ groups DD I THE GROUPS positive outlook preps performers Q I What is the process of becoming a stepper? A I The only way to become a member is by making the team through try outs. Our try outs take place in April each year on campus. Q I Besides dancing at games, where else you do dance compete perform? A I Besides dancing at games we have many performances and public appearances. We dance at all home football games, and most women ' s and men ' s basketball games. During football season we are members of the Bearcat Marching Band so we dance to band music and during basketball games we perform to music of our choice. We have performed at soccer and volleyball games as well. We make many performances such as the Homecoming Variety show, the Bearcat Idol finale and usually anywhere else we ' re asked to dance at (time permitting). We also compete at a national dance competition each year. Q I What is the groups greatest accomplishment? A I The group ' s greatest accomplishment is the positive outlook we carry in every situation. We are a verv responsible and caring group of women. We like to perform to the greatest peek of our talents so we can share our love of dance to others. The school has also been so wonderful and giving to us and we work as hard as possible to live up to our school and fan ' s expectations. We are so greatful of all of the positive feedback we receive and will always do what we can to bring joy to people through our dancing talents. Bearcat Steppers Front Row: Emily Krickle, Natalie VVatkins, Toni Caligiuri, Fallon Gardner and Kayla Kernel. Back Row: Shellv Southuorth, Sarah Nowlin, Kristen Guest, Leslie Davis, Jenna Simpsim, Keelv Kendall and Kristv Koll. Show Time Toni Caligiuri and Sa rah Nowlin perform with fellow steppers before the football game against Arkansas Tech. The group danced for fans before everv home game as well as during the games. Photo by Chris Lee groups • 237 D DD Campus Girl Scouts Front Row: Alena Schmitt, Sakshi Uppal, Tiffany Hunter and Stacey Gabriel. • Girl Scout slumber part) ' • workshops • a camping trip • movie nights ■ run a troop Collegiate Farm Bixreau Front Row: Jessica Smith, Angeline Schulte, Jake VossenKemper, Kyle Wehmeyer and Jana Schreckhise. ■ attended an annual meeting at Tan-Tar-a in December where they learned about different farming issues and competed in discussion groups for monetary prizes ■ in February they attended Legislative day in Jefferson City at the Capitol building Common Ground Front Row: Jay Fohey, Monique Garcia, Aaron Quintanilla and Sena Frame, Row 2: Micah Pullen, Audie Bahr, Clarissa Cudworth and Danielle Ann Kelly. Row 3: Rachel Brooks, Willy Dains, Dennis Gatewood, Kristin Stewart, Carley Growcock, Amy Story and Tosha Tuzon. Back Row: Jamie Lenz, Doug McGeehan, Sean Bartolacci, Jan Lyle, Christian Grady, Bert Peacock, Andy Dale and Katie Wittman. ■ sponsored author Joy Ladin ' s reading of her memoir " Women Caught in the Act of Becoming " in November Delta Mu Delta Q A m M Front Row: Ashley Knierim, Ronda Watson, Katie Thudium, Jessica Alvarez and Kristi Beydler. Back Row: Ann Pool, Jerin Adcock, Jessica Range, Ashley Craft and Jessica Peak. k r»« 1 1 7J Delta Mu Delta is an organization that promotes higher scholarship in training for w ' m w U i business and recognizes scholastic accomplishments in business subjects. It is the highest national recognition a business student can earn, there is a gpa minimum and you can become a member by invitation only. iM % m i Delta Sigma Theta Front Row: Sade Jordan, Kayela Thompson and Raquel Gant. • hosted their scholarship pagent in February Dieterich Hall Staff Front Row: Elyse Berardi, Tess Stocklaufer, Eric Mackey, Jonathan Joy, Anne Cafer and Cindv Clark. Back Row: Rachel Houdek, David Lewey, Brandon Stump, Brian Biggs, Mike Miller, Isioma Nwadozi, Curtis Parsons and Shanen Hill. • kept freshman safe in Dieterich Hall • created a safe and fun environment by putting on educational programs for residents f t t " 1 1 U. lUUlJ DSSS ■ groups DO THE GROUPS 3 concentrations combine DigEM Front Row: Jonathan Pahl, Kim Caudle, Alisha Baker, Amanda Livesav and Laurel Glenn. Back Row: Jody Strauch, Jarod Clarke, David Morgan, Tvler Ramaekers and Carol Spradling. Q I What is the purpose of DigEM? A I The purpose of DigEM is to allow students of all three concentrations of the IDM major to network with industry professionals, meet and network with other students within the major and learn what you can do with the IDM major. Q I What range of majors are members of DigEM? A I DigEM is specifically for IDM majors, but everyone who is interested in multimedia and web development is welcome. Q I What types of events activities does DigEM partake in each year? A I DigEM has various industry speakers come and discuss what the job market for IDM majors has to offer, as well as a trip to go to a few business in either Omaha, Des Moines or Kansas City each year to tour companies that have, in the past, hired IDM graduates and interns. Q I What are some advantages to being a member of DigEM? A I The advantages of being a DigEM member are that you have the ability to meet other students in your major and network with industry professionals. Q I What opportunities does DigEM provide for the future? A I The opportunities that DigEM provides for the future are networking and learning about technology and multimedia that you might not necessarily learn in the classroom Remarkable Programs Alisha Baker and Jonathan Pahl look at some pamphlets from their guest speakers from Handmark. Handmark is a company that specialized in making games, RSS feeds and other programs for mobile units. Photo by Jennifer Riepe groups • 239n DD THE GROUPS women grow closer to God Q I What is the purpose of GAL? A I GAL is a Christian sorority that encourages other women to grow closer to God. Q I What activities do you do throughout the year? A I Aside from our meetings every Monday night, GAL always has fun activities for us. We have several service proj- ects throughout the year including food drives. Operation Chri stmas Child, and dog walking at the Humane Society. Every month we have a Sister Supper to get to know everyone and enjoy good food. Q I What are the benefits of being a GAL member? A I GAL is a great place to get to know other Christian girls who are going through or have been through what you are going through now. It is a great way to get involved with the campus community. Not to mention all our cute shirts! Singing Praise GAL leaders start induction of their Epsilon class. GAL is a Christian women ' s organization on campus. Photo courtcsty ofTara Workman Gamma Alpha Lambda Front Row: Ashlev Scott, Michele Marches!, Andrea Goss, Katie Kindler, Andrea Richardson and Lexi Koenig. Row 2: Megan Solano, Emilee Freed, Meghan Winn, Kati Tomlin, Liz Whisler, Maranda Hanke, Mallorv Dahmer, Jaclvn Birchmeier, Nicole Quigley, Britney Short, Katie Neil, Mallorv Parker and Sheri Jones. Row 3: Suzv Hachey, Karen Stuart, Courtney Dake, Gina McGinnis, Stephanie Bruning, Kim Hoagland, Tania Brobst, Erin Roberson, Amanda Petelin, Brandy Tavlor, Elizabeth McClain, Kara Cott, Jenny Wells, Shelby McGhee, Aimee Jones and Ashli Knox. Row 4: Natalie Bennink, Jennifer Miller, Gentry Caw, Bre Miller, Robin Bonar, Missv Kaplinger, Nichole Svverson, Erin Schaller, Tara Phipps, Lisa Johnson, Tara Stafford, Katherine Meyers, Holly Fisher, Jessica Waller, Jessica Rolf, Heather Maddox and Justine Brown. Back Row: Melissa Grigot, Sarah Kirbv, Anne Keefhaver, Ashley Volmert, Kristi Beydler, Casie Bales, Krvstle Rabbitt, Anna Clark, Kara Mapel, Tara Workman, Nicole Downs, Haley Woutzke, Sarah Mosby, Christine Hedrick, Melissa Grovijohn, Hillory Stirler, Jessica Monahan and Lauren Culler. 0240 • groups DD Financial Management Association I lonl Kow: C ' liHiin Wilson, ki)ml,i VV,itsuii, Will Jolinsiin, I IcdthiT Nii ' ii ' and Jdsun Whikv • tdlkod to .students ,ibout careers in finance • sponsored a fund raiser for a National Financial Management Conference tliat was lield 111 Penver, Colo, Franken Hall Council Front Row; Childers and Amiee Jennings. Back Row: Cassie Locke, Brandon Du Rose, Danielle Deckard and Katrina Butler, • held a main event called Club Franken, wfiich was a thenied dance party they had once a month ■ thev also restocked the front desk of Franken Hall with new games and cooking equipment for the residents • participated in charity events Franken Hall Staff Front Row; Amanda Phares, Yosua Gunawan and Breanne Engeman. Back Row; Danielle Henrickson, Emilv Dickerson, Seth Brummond and Brandon Du Bose. • had monthh ' programs • made the hall a safe and enjoyable place to live for the residents • ensured residents did not violate the rules of Franken Hall • built relationships with residents Gamma Sigma Epsilon Front Row: Meredith Manring, Rachel Jordan and Nancy Boerma. Back Row; Jennifer Croskrey, Jeremy Schmitz, Josh Wrav, Brent Clifton, Jill Hamilton, Josh Welch and Jaclvn Adkins. • recognized academic accomplishments in the field of chemistry of members in the organization Gamma Theta Upsilon Front Row; Mike Schuckman, Allison Reeves, Jedidiah Riley and Jill Walker. Back Row; Ming Hung, Emily Wilson, Patrick Kohler, Sarah Kirby, Leah Manos and Scarlet Casey. • attempted to further professional interest in geography by offering a common organization to advance the professional status of geography as a cultural and practical subject for studv and encourages student research groups ■ 241 D an THE GROUPS members cultivate unity Q I What is the purpose of ISA? A I The purpose of ISA is to promote the culture, diversity and uniqueness of India at and outside the University. It provides an opportunity for students of Indian and foreign origin to share the joy of the cul- ture and heritage of India. ISA assists its members in cultivating unity with one another and promoting this unity by bringing people of different backgrounds and culture together through annual ISA events. The ISA also provides a window of enhanced understanding of the different religions, music art forms, history and cuisine for which India proudly stands. Q I What kinds of activities does ISA do throughout the year? A I One of ISA ' s major activities is its annual dinner that is held every fall semester. This year, ISA partici- pated in the international dance competition for MO- SAIC. We had a workshop, " Uniqueness and Diversity of India, " where we talked about what India was, its growth and current position of India. ISA also has potluck dinners every semester. Each of these dinners is to celebrate one of the festivals we have in India. Dinner Dance During rehearsal for the International Student Association dinner, Janani RaviRajan and Keerthi Gaggenapally practice their dance. The dance was performed at the dinner, which was held on Nov. 10, 2007. Photo by Marsim Jennings Indian Student Association Front Row: Bhargava Kondapalli, Karthik Bodapati, Jeffrey Foot, Anupama Achuri and Rohit Singh. Row 2: Ramya Talasila, Pradeep Singh, Anita Sutt, Radhika Bondalapati, Janani Ravirajan, Harisha Dodda, Sushma Korrapati, Deepa Neela, Monika Ravabarapu, Deenapriva Rameshwaram, Manasa Sajja, Keerthi Gaggenapally, Renuka Jayini, Srav ' a Reddy, Swapna Subhagari, Anitha Thati, Nicole Falcone, Stephanie Desouza, Sridevi Masahathula and Bhavana Nadella. Row 3: Kiran Reddv Patlolla, Rahul Babulal, Vinay Kasarapu, Raghu Ram, Phani Bhushan, Ajay Bandi, Shyam Konda, Raghunath Sana, Sai Choppa, Ashok Jujjavarapu, Sandeep Kumar Yada, Chintan Desai and Sufyaan Ahmed Hayath. Row 4: Abdullah Syed, Deepak Tomar, Vinav Murakonda, Mahesh Gunna, Raja Chowdary, lobby Xavier Cheruthuruthil, Rajiv Kunisetty, Harish Padmaraju, Bedh Yadav, Aditya Sunchu, Adil Khan, Prashanth Raj Veloori, Vamsi Krishna Kosuru, Jaya Shankar Byrraju, Sameer Kumar Muwa and Rahul Maru. Back Row: Ayan Daftari, Priyatham Reddy Thatikonda, Peruri Venkata, Krishna Tejas, Abdul Wase Syed, Krishna Reddy Peesari, Vinay Murakonda, Mahipal Reddy Gade, Bharalh Reddy Kohir, Subhash Vemuri, Kishore Kumar Reddy, Krishna Reddy Kanuganti, Suman Rama, Vishnu Chaitanya, Anil Kumar Reddy Mandcpudi, Survanaravana Kalidindi and Raghavendra Pakanati. D242 • groups Geology Geography Club I null Kow: liihii I ' lipr, Aniand.i I) Smith, Katharine laiobs, Amanda Pharfs, Ashli I I ' Ki-r, Tracov Mason and )amos llitkoy. Back Row: Adam Wright, Andrew Allon, Jonathan lU ' nni-ll, Bill Brady, Ryan Sullivan and 1 isa VanBibi-r. ■ I arth Science Week • KC Gem Mineral Show display German Club I ront Row: Rebecca Uav. Row 2: Carsten Lux and Sue Friz ell Back Row: lessica 1,i . Dennis Dau, Richard Landes and Cathy Palmer. • tliev had presentations over culture, history and heritage ■ showed films presented in the German language game night where thev played German board games • fostered an appreciation of German culture and encouraged tolerance of people of different beliefs and backgrounds Heartland View Online Magazine Front Row; AM Clausen, Cynthia Malone, Brittany Zegers and Jessica Hartley. ■ the University ' s first electronic magazine ■ produced seasonally and encompasses Midwest travel in the states of Missouri, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska ■ produced entirely by students ■ a printed insert was included in the Northwest Missourian in November Hudson Hall Council Front Row: Caleb Holder, Derric O ' Dell, Anthony Mittan and Dylan King. Back Row: Katie Basset, Emily Otto and Desi Campbell. • provided programming for residents • helped with hall improvements ■ community service Hudson Hall Staff Front Row: Alejandra Alvarez, Whitney Watson, Desi Campbell, Sheila Embree, Christopher Belknap, Kara Montgomery and Stephanie Bluth. Back Row: Joe Saffold, Ryan Heft, Andrew Wolfe, Louis Killebrew, Daman Kapoor and Annie Schelvan. ■ provided residents of Hudson Hall with social and educational programs • maintained a safe and friendly environment where students learned and made valuable connections with their fellow residents Interfraternity Council Front Row: Tyler Moody, Ryan Smith and Patrick O ' Connor. Back Row: Matt Ovler, Kyle Nelson, Jason Kieffer and Chris Williams. ■ governed all fraternities on campus • engaged in recruitment ■ communits- service groups • 2430 DD THE GROUPS one vision, one world Q I What are the purposes goals of ISO? A I ISO is a student organization that seeks to provide a welcoming and inviting atmosphere for students who are experiencing America for the first time as well as providing opportunities for both Americans and international students alike to get to know people from other countries and cultures and about the diversity that makes up our world. ISO is open to anyone who is interested in getting to know people from other countries and cultures, this includes American students. It is a commonly held misconception that ISO is only for international students, however, this is not true, there are many Americans in ISO. We meet weekly and have a lot of fun together. Q I What events activities does the group participate in? A I Some of the activities we have done this year include: a picnic and boating day at Mozingo Lake, participating in the Homecoming Parade, hay ride, barbecue etc. Look around campus for information about our meeting times and location. The dinner, to be held in the spring, is a way for us to educate the campus and community about different countries and cultures from around the world in a fun and entertaining way. Q I Approximately how many members are in your group? A I We have approximately 40 members from United States, Nepal, Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, India, Saudia Arabia and Morocco, just to name a few. Our slogan is One Vision. One World. ISO is a place for students to kick back and relax in the midst of school. ISO provides a very multicultural experience for everyone involved. Mosaic Event Dancers perform during the talent portion of the Mosaic event. The theme was " Rising up and Reaching out. " Photo courtesy of tlw Northwest Missourian International Student Organization Front Row: Dawn Weese, Manish Vijavadharan, Sufvaan Ahmed Hayath and James Gunawan. Row 2: Sumesh Kuinkel, Sharma Bishwojit, Mil a Sato, Megumi Kamekura, Meghann Kosman, Avano Nagagata, Yuka Furukawa, Mivuki Yoshida, Miki Uemura, Niraj Bvanjankar, Subas Thapalia, Pradeep Singh and Prakash Thapa. Row 3: Jeffrey Foot, Amanjeet Kaur, Yoko Tsuchida, Aya Ohhashi, Saurav Pokhrel, Ayumi Kawase, Casie Bales, Yasuke Munemura, Brandon Swartz, Chun-Yu Liang, Sarah Rowan, Jennifer McKee and Meghaan Binklev. Row 4: Alok Shrestha, Alice Foreman, Kadi Bvers, Avan Daftari, Bedh Yadav, Kasumasa Nishigata, Lisa Abbott, Sukhbir Sidhu, Bhargava Kondapalli, Mariette Ekpe, Kalee Shonk, Masato Kavano, Becca Gentry and Hiroki Ibata. Back Row: Angela Bhutani, Sagim Mishra, Praneeth Reddy Kallu, Ashok Chaudharv, Deepak Tomar, Suhodh Khatiwada, Adam Palmer, Ethan Estes, Amrit Ranamagar, Karthik Bodapati, Hikaru Sato, Kento Watanabe, Marsha Jennings and Ayumi Hoshino. n244 ■ groups an Kappa Kappa Psi 1 rcmt Row: Anm ' l.i I Icn ini;, t .iillin Moll, V.ini ' ss.i I k ' vvk ' U, Tiffoiiv Br.idtdrd, Am.irul.i li ', Kyle Orci ' sscn, Icssica Niimc, Caryl Terry, Matlhfw Willis, H.iior and Sarah C ' .riili ' luMlu ' n. Row 2: Joe Geringi ' r, Nancv Kac inski, K ' ssjca lohnson, Hannah I ' orti ' r, Andv Dale, laniie Sullivan, Nicole Ki ilarmut and Aslilev Smith. Row 3: Valerie Naas, Samantha I ' lillev, Laura Vdss, Chris Ivinella, Hurke Shouse, F.mily Clouf;hlv, Annie Norris and Kvlee Smith. Back Row: i hristcipher Lake, Charlene McCause, Katie Rogers, Chris Ovier, Michael Maisii, Nathan Clavcamp, Kevin Richer, Caleh (iibscin. Matt Mcf.rorv, I risha ( arn| ' liell, Sam I ' lirter and Melissa Crovijnhn. • ser ed the bands of the Universitv bv hi ' Ipinj; with fund raising for their trip to I ondon lor the New Years Day I ' arade Kappa Omicron Nu Front Row: LaKoyia Brown, l.aura Beichlev, Sheresa Zion, Irina Younger, Dixie McGarv, Trudv Slensland and Mallorv Kirkendall. Back Row: Sara Musfeldt, Allie Boehm, Rachel 1 loudek, Amy Tullis, Donna Sharpe, Mariah Dunn and Jessica McMillin. • donated over 100 children ' s books to Tovs for Tots • Dixie McGarv vvas the elected to the National Board of Directors, Kappa Omicron u in August Kind Individuals Dedicated to Students Front Row: Cassie Johnston, April Biggerstaff, Megan Haves, Kevin Postlethwait, Christy Prater and Alison Nickolaus. Row 2: Kati Pugh, Mallorv Stanton, Alishea Caby, Kavia Gower, Diane Jurchen, Deanna Catalano and Chelsea Wion. Back Row: Blair Henrv, Megan Gibson, Heather Smith, Meghan Bowlin, David Williams, Emilv Robinson and Jolene Hurta. • members were paired with an elementary aged friend to spend time with once a month and mentor • gave kids a fun and stress-free environment KNWT- Channel 8 Front Row: Kathrvn Denison, Crystal Wales, Kayla Lindsey and Laura Kearney. Row 2: Chris Rinella, Eric Zornes, Bobby Taylor, Kyle Andrew, Philip Stewart Meyer and Harrison Sissel. Back Row: Christian Grady, Nathan Birkley and Nathan Moore. ■ during the fall, three shows produced by students included: Bearcat Idol, Inside Northwest and Open Channel went on air Monday through Thursday ■ in the spring. Bearcat Update and Open Channel aired Korean Student Association Front Row: Elizabeth Chipps, Young Wook Lee and Jeong Woo Yi. Row 2: Ga-Hee I hoi, Jeong Min Yi, Soo-Min Lee, Joon Soo Kim, Bo-Kyu Che, Hak Soo Ha, Hye Mm Do and Yujin Jung. Back Row: Hyung Woo Kim, Jun-Hwan Jang, Daesic Kim, hn Kyu Kim, Hyo Han Bae, Dae Woong Kim and Byung Hyuk Jeon. • helped new Korean students get used to the University • informed American and other international students about Korea groups ■ 245IZ] DD THE GROUPS improving skills, helping Maryville Seeking X Trevor Haves, Ashlev Hartford and Micaela Daley work the X106 table in College Park during the $1000 giveawav. The giveaway occurred during Family Day. Pholo courtesy of Ashley Innes Ql WhatisKZLX? A I KZLX is a low power educational radio station on the campus of Northwest Missouri State University. Q I What activities has KZLX put on this year? A I This year, KZLX put on the Spot the X thousand dollar give away during family day! We have also helped with St. Judes ice cream social and letter writing campaign along with Safe Ride ' s annual BBQ. Q I Why are you a member of KZLX? A I I am a member of KZLX because it is a great way to improve my broadcasting skills and help in the community at the same time. Q I How does KZLX help its members and the university? A I The best way KZLX helps the university is by promoting all of the campus events. The members of the station gain valuable broadcasting experience in the process. KZLX Front Row: Kirsten Capps, Leslie Hubner, Weslev Miller, Derick Cunigan, Micaela Daley, Dan Scheuler, Brian Brooks, Trevor Hayes and Bryan Clark. Row 2: Logan Campbell, Katie Thudium, Ashley Hartford, Jon Guyer, Rudee DeMarce, Ryan Walker, Amanda Phares and Nathan Moore. Back Row: Dan Rasmussen, Nate Conner, Matthew Elliott, Keaton Guess, Shane Warren, Greg Miller and David Hardin. D246 • groups DD I IJ.ihona Organization of Christian Fellowship I Kinl Uovv Hn-ril, K.u lirl C r.inicr, Irin KdlxTsoii .iiul MkhiU ' l M.irsh. • went bowling ■ nuuli- tiiiirUT Uigi ' thor • .iltiMidi ' i,! li.iskrlhnll n,inu ' s • --[HiTisdri ' il .1 -.(. ' rviic lor the t ommiinltv of Christ church onco a semester Lutheran Campus Center Front Row: Jussica Fra ei ' , |on,ith,in I ' ahl, Missy Kaplingcr, Hanna Young, Denae VVlterick, Kim lloman, Diana Van Blair and Mary Duncan. Back Row: Alisha Baker, Jennifer Riepe, Michael Mandrick, Allison Vandcventer, Chris Vetterick, Whitney Keyes, Rohin Bonar, Melissa Giebel and Jeremy Wiest. ■ had Bible study on Wednesday nights ■ $1 dinners on Sunday ■ hosted game nights, moyie nights and weekend trips n fi n Medium Weight Forks Front Row: Rebecca Aronson, )ohn Gallaher. Row 2: Amanda Meyer, Carling Futyoye, Roselynn Buffa and Pat Tiernan, Back Row: Jaclyn Steele, Jason Pratt, Brett Henggeler, Ian Futvoye and Patrick Fedo. • published the Uniyersity ' s annual literary and arts journal at the conclusion of the sprint semester • students at the University submitted short stories, poetry and artwork that filled lis pages Middle Eastern Student Association Front Row: Abdul Wase Syed, Hallem and Abdulhaleeni Siot -. Back Row: Sufyaan Ahmed Hayath and Shoaib Mohammed. ■ promoted different cultures from the Middle Eastern Region ■ organized and hosted their annual Fid dinner in Noyember Millikan Hall Council Front Row: Elise Jones and Briltny Wisong. Back Row: Sarah Youngbauer, Steye Bryant, Kimberly Kuhns and Adam Wagner. ■ members helped decorate the hall ■ put on programs and events to help unite students in the dorm Millikan Hall Staff Front Row: Bryana Haugen, Sarah Youngbauer, Audra Gustin, Meghan Ziebarth, kelsev Bastian, Cassandra Bruington and Brandy Anderson. Back Row: Kimberly Kuhns, Jennifer Ray, Christopher Sauer, Danny Schill, Steve Bryant, Dan John.son and Emily Saathi)ff. • made Millikan Hall feel like a community • put on programs every week and RAs puts on programs once a month ■ the staff had team get-together once a month to build team unity groups • 247 D Mock Trial Front Row: Aaron Baker, Anna Sear!, Quentin Templeton, Curtis Rogers and Amanda Petelin. ■ the two teams of approximately six to eight individuals competed in at least two tournaments ■ they competed against schools with well-founded law schools • taught members critical thinking and teamwork • offered experience the field of political science to members Mortar Board Front Row: Ashley Knierim, Andrew Horine and Amanda Preston. Row 2: Andrea Goss, Kristen Shaw, Megan Gehrke and Ashley Scott. Back Row: Sarah Simmelink, Nathan Manville, Alex Drury, Mindy Burkemper and Chelsea Sogard. • one Saturday of each month they did " Reading is Leading " where members volunteered to go to the local library and read to kids for a few hours. ■ in the spring they celebrated the 90th anniversary by holding events that exemplify the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service on campus Musical Educators National Conference Front Row: Chris Gibson, Laura Hay, Xanbria Colbin, Amanda Lehman, Emily Cloughly, Rachel Sneed, Sarah Groteluschen, Whittney Wilson, Ashley Smith and Kylee Smith. Back Row: Mallory Scarf, Bryan Duddy, Andrew Sanders, Michael Nay, Matthew Willis, Benjamin Gervais, Samuel Dollins, Sarah Haverstick, Kate Valuck and Andrew Rembecki. • supported music education in the community • helped to educate our members in pertinent subjects in music education National Society of Collegiate Scholars Front Row: Shonte Bvrd, Karen Stuart, Fallon Cordell, Chris Rinella and Kristen Shaw. Row 2: Amanda Rice, Emily Cloughly, Aimee Jones, Kristin Stewart, Tasha Cockrum, Rachel Butza, Amy Wackernagle, Jenn Kiss, Jennifer Dittburner, Stefani Pulley and Megan Switzer Back Row: Emily Paulsen, Sheena Howard, Holly Matulka, Micheal Loghry, Michael Marsh, Curtis Dedman, Chelsea Sogard, Audrey Faltin and Kendra Sogard. • volunteered at the Special Olympics • picked up trash • sponsored a canned food drive V • participated in nursing home Bingo Newman Catholic Center Front Row: Katie Kozol, Gina McGinnis, Angelina Schulte, Brandon Carroll, Alex Paulsemeyer, Jeff Kanger, Rebecca Bagley, Jeff Sobczyk, James Tafova and Yosua Gunawan. Row 2: Katherine Byers, Kari Kasperhauer, Katie Hazel, Megumi Kamekura, Amanda Lewev and Alycia Gilbert. Row 3: Erin Grimm, Anne Berke, Yohko Tsuchida, James Gunawan, Sarah Grimm, Dana Ray and Kendra Grupe Back Row: Jennifer Kelly, Justin Hackney, Cyrus Rowan, Andy Haring, Matt Gipson, Jessica Day, Carsten Lux, Matthew Wesely and Brandi Honeywell. • Sunday mass, Tuesday Adoration, Tuesday Bible study, Wednesday dinner and Friday fun nights ■ sponsored a service project called BRUSH, a camp out and a pancake breakfast 0248 • groups DO THE GROUPS working together for a better life Ql VVhatisNRHH? A I NRHH stands for national residence hall honorary and it consists of the top V of student leaders on the Northwest campus. Q I What does the group do? A I NRHH promotes leadership, recognition, and community seryice, to name a few things. Locally, the Bearcat Chapter hosted a leadership training seminar for hall councils in the fall, is an active participant in homecoming festivities and conducts various events and fund- raisers, such as the Bearcat Craft Shop, Boo Grams, Crush Grams and a garage sale in the spring. On the regional and national levels, the Bearcat Chapter writes Of the Months (OTM), which is one way to recognize leaders on campus during a specific month. Northwest also attends the regional conferences. Midwest Affiliate of College and Unix ' ersity Residence Halls (MACURH) and No Frills, and the national conference. National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH). Ql Who qualifies for NRHH? A I Have to have lived in the residence halls for 2 trimesters, 2.5 GPA, 30 credit hours, be a leader in the residence halls and live on campus. Q I How is NRHH beneficial to its members and the universit} ' ? A I The organization allows members to work with other student leaders on campus in order to better life in the residence halls, on campus, and in the community. For the University, we show there are students who have pride in their university and want to make sure it functions at its full potential. National Residence Hall Honorary Front Row: Desi Campbell, Aimee Rea, Brenna Tholen, Mattie Hans, Annie Cafer and Eli a Orr Row 2; Stephanie Bluth, Amanda Lewey, Katie Carter, Sueann Grouse and Cindv Clark. Back Row: Kimberly Kunns, Wes Lewis, Wade McConnelee, Drew Zimmerman and Meghan Ziebarth. Sweet Jars Megan Switzer sells cookies in a jar as a fund-raiser for sigma societ ' at the Bearcat Craft Shop. The Bearcat Craft Shop was sponsored bv NRHH. Plioto b i Jessica Nelson groups • 2490 an THE GROUPS voices for animal rights i Northwest Advocates for Animal Awareness Front Row: Jessica Vanik, Crystal Russell, Mallory Riley, Elizabeth Nunn, Paco Martinez, Jelyna Price and William Quinn. Row 2: Leslie Bowman, Monica McCoUough, Augustus McCollough, Crystal Crawford, Kristina Martinez, Mindy Harman, Kristin Stewart and Leticia Moore. Back Row: Kidjchai Yingsery, Caitlyn Bainum, Dix McGary, John Marshall, Heather Brown, Kristin Williams, Cassy Smith, Corey Rogers and Ahby Stephens. Dog Lesson In the fall, Dog Day festivities were held at the Bell Tower. Dog trainers were on hand to teach owners how to handle their animals. Photo by Chris Lee Q I What are the goals and purpose of the group? A I One of our major goals is to be a voice for the animals that don ' t have one; we want to educate people about animal rights. We are also trying to help the humane society by doing fundraisers and volunteering. Q I What kinds of activities does your group do? A I This semester we have an ongoing program to help regulate the feral cats by catching them, fixing them and giving them all their vaccinations. We also put together a senior mix and match to try to get some of the senior animals at the shelter adopted by some of the seniors of the community. We are doing Christmas in January to get people to donate some much needed clean- ing supplies to the shelter. We will also be doing the spring luncheon, which is a huge fundraiser for the shelter. We have a booth at Movie Magic that all the proceeds go to the shelter, purchases and donations could help. We are also going to have some dog training classes at Movie Magic. Q I About how many members do you have, and what types of members (students, faculty, etc.) are in the group? A I We probably have about 30 active mem- bers including students and faculty. Q I What motivates your members to take their love of animals to the next level? A I 1 think that most of our motivation comes from the shelter and keeping it open, because without our help and the help of other outside donations the shelter wouldn ' t still be open. Also our supervisor Kristina Martinez keeps us motivated because she is so passionate about what she does. DSSO • groups DD I Northwest Business and Professional Women I roni Kow: Mi ' Slii-.lrr. linuike HiMson ciiu) l-.illi ii Ccirili ' ll Back Row: Kii li.miMin, I l.ik ' V Moldi ' iihaiirr, Jackie Wiiltcr, K.ilic Siinlkfii, 1 lilarv Kcvnolds ,iiul Aliln Walter. • had monthly mec ' tinj;s with profi ' sslonal speakers to prepare women for entry into the work force Northwest Chapter of Hillel Front Row: Dan Smith, Deidra lli ' ineman and l:hren Tkhaiise. • arranged trips to synagogues • hosted discussion groups at night and Sabbath dinners along with outreach activities and social events Northwest Forensics Front Row: Merci Decker, Jamie Hafeli, Katie Baker, Kathryn Dorrell and Abbv Stephens. Row 2: Jorv Baker, Brett Borden, Casey Andrews, Chelsea Nett, Rhvan Rodgers and Alison Nickolaus. Back Row: Nathan Ross, Jeff Scott, Matt Sidesinger, Steven Perkins, Michael Russell and Larissa Maranell. • members practiced their events during the week, then competed against other schools from across the nation on the weekends • Steven Perkins qualified for nationals in poetry this year Northwest Horticulture Club Front Row: Erin Gonseth, Kristi Suda, Jennifer Riepe, Sarah Hobbie, Jessie Feuerbach and Brian Haeflinger. Back Row: Rego Jones, Nicholas Luke, Kevin Duerfeldt, Ronnie Auxier, Brice Ball, Paul Jordan and Austin Soendker ■ hosted numerous plant sales • raked leaves and gave flowers to hospital patients Northwest Independent Film Makers Club Front Row: Dave Morgan and Philip Stewart Mever. Back Row: Michelle Logston, Ozge Unsal, Chase Kinard, Harrison Sissel and Kelsey Bowlin. • made movies, screened movies and made friends J Northwest Missourian newspaper Front Row: Ashlev Ballv, Shane Sherwood and Jeremiah Wall. Row 2: Tara Adkins, Kristin Summers, Jessica Schmidt, Lindsay Jacobs, Scott Levine and Kristine Hotop. Back Row: Marcus Meade, Sam Robinson, Whitney Keyes, Evan Young, Dominic Genetti, Brett Barger and Sean Comer. • student members published the campus and community newspaper ■ won Honorable Mention Best in Show and Evan bung won third place in News Storv of the Year from ACP in 2007 groups • 251 D an Omicron Delta Kappa Front Row: Caria Edwards, Miki Uemura, Gina McGinnis, Erin Jewell, Andy Horine and Megan Walker. Back Row: Amv Wackernagle, Jennifer Kiss, Chelsea Sogard, Kristen Shaw, Andrea Goss and Amanda Preston. • members were in the top 35% of their class, and displayed extraordinary qualities of leadership in at least one of five different categories, including the performing arts, community service, campus activities leadership, scholarship and athletics • they worked to find wavs to make a difference on campus and in the community of Marvville Order of Omega Front Row: Amanda Preston and Christopher Pottier. Row 2: Emily Petersen, Mallory Milner, Ashley Knierim, Natalie More, Anna Rathjen, Megan Gehrke and Danielle Guillemette. Back Row: Meredith Wilmes, Sarah Simmelink, John Strohm, Keaton Guess, Alex Drury, Kristin Pond, Tara Brooks and Mindy Burkemper. ■ recognized outstanding Greeks for academic and leadership accomplishments • hosted Being A New Greek, a book drive during Christmas • in the spring, thev awarded Greek chapters and individuals for their achievements throughout the year Perrin Hall Council Front Row: Danielle Easton, Lindsey Wheeler, Kirsten Hansen and Sharee Broaddus. Back Row: Matt Matthews, Jeff Holmes, Andrew Hitchcock and Jackie Lohse. • provided a balloon dart board for Fall Fest • participated in the Homecoming banner event • hosted a black light dance with Dieterich and Millikan ■ made Christmas cards for soldiers ■ sold hot chocolate and coffee as a fund-raiser with Hudson Hall • served breakfast for the staff of Perrin £% Ug B tS m L _ n % Perrin Hall Staff I ym Mffr Li fM Front Row: lenee Jenkins, Bevza Avdar, Aaron Baker, Missy White, Affiong Eyo TtJ ». fltt ' ' n ' T r and Andrea Novak. Back Row: Amv Fanning, Matt Matthews, Aaron Quintanilla, J B( ' ' ' ' 9F ' M t ii- ' iHj Brian Hopp, Jackie Ekle and Sauphia Vorngsam. y_ H Mi iM f 9 ' 0 • created a successful hall community for over 250 freshmen • helped residents by providing social activities, educational programs, postings Pi f ■■ ' . J[ iS and a safe, open environment • successfully opened a new building in August and set a precedent of excellence that will last for years w y T J! ■fc ,Ji Phillips Hall Council Front Row: Tiffany Sims, Sarah Bredeman, Vinnie Vanhoolandt and Melinda Bell. Row 2: Amanda Sanders, Michelle McNealev, Melonee Harris, Mackenzie Becker, Victoria Darity and Colbey Rush. Back Row: Raphael Mena-Pate, Meghan Ziebarth, Lacey Stoppelman, Michael Coffelt, Dwayne Looney, April Hafner and Aimee Rea. • put together a cookbook and sold it as a fundraiser at the NRHH Bearcat Craft Shop, proceeds went towards hall improvements and programming in Phillips Hall ■ hosted a Sadie Hawkins dance in January, sold candy grams in February and a barbecue and kickball tournament in April D252 ■ groups DD THE GROUPS council serves Greeks Q I What is the purpose of Panhellenic Council? A I We are the governing body for all the sorority chapters on campus. Q I What activities do vou do? A I We provide different educational and scholastic speakers throughout the year for all sorority women. Every year we attend a conference, MGCA Mid- American Greek Council Association. Every year we participate in the awards. Q I What is it like v6rking with new Greeks? A I I love working with new Greeks because they are all new to the process. I want them to gain as much as I did being Greek. Greek Barbecue Members of Alpha Sigma Alpha meet with perspective new sisters during the Greek barbecue. All Greek organizations were present to answer questions from interested students. Panhellenic Council oversees all sororities on campus. Photo hi Chris Lee Panhellenic Council Front Row; Danielle Guillemette, Sara Scroggins and Nisha Bharti. Back Row: Natalie More, Jen Vavricek, Mindv Burkemper and Kristin Pond. Q I Whv are vou a member of Panhellenic Council? A I I love Greek Life. I want to help all sororities in general and not just my own. groups • 2530 on THE GROUPS common goals help members Caper Catching Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Sigma Alpha lota members perform their play " Indiana Jones and the Calendar Caper " at the Variety Show. Thev won the highly competitive skit portion of the Homecoming event. Plioto by Knyh ' cn Vaiuie Kniiip Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Front Row: Bryan Duddy, Burke Shouse, Tim Rosson, Seth Brummond, Justin Whitman, Dane Montgomery, Ben Mendenhall, Brian Hopp and Ben Roed. Row 2: Andrew Rembecki, Curtis Parsons, Brian Seidenkranz, Andrew Sanders, James Sorensen, David Leffler and David Groth. Back Row: Dan Cross, Andrew Allen, Joshua Lock, Wade Howies, Colby Elder, Dan Rasmussen and Samuel DoUins. Q I What is the purpose of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia? A I We are a very diverse group of student who are alike in that we all have an appreciation for music the only requirement. We are comprised of not just music majors, but everything from Wildlife and Ecology to Secondary Math Education. Our purpose is to spread music the best way we can, and hopefully have some fun doing it. Q I What activities do you do? A I On campus, we make a regular appearance at the Homecoming Variety Show. We also sing serenades to sororities, sing at the annual SOS walk and we have even been known to sing the National Anthem a time or two for Northwest sporting events. In Maryville, we have done community service including our musical talents like singing at nursing homes and some of our service has included shoveling off driveways for people. We recently also had a raffle for an ipod with the proceeds going to the Nodaway County Chorale. 0254 • groups DD Phillips Hall Staff I-ront Row: Tamiccii Murphy, Joe, Mcshdn Ziebiirth, Jamie 1 l.nnus, Anii,i SiMrl iind SliiiiH ' ShiTwiunt Back Row: Ainu-i ' Rim, Brian l-.rnst, Nathan I ullcr, 1-lisa Orr, jcssi ' I lolt ami ToMn Oni. ■ provided a hi ' althv livin loarning cnvironmonl thai pnininti ' il student grcnvlh ■md learning during their first year of college • helped students learn how adapt to college life ■ helped residents learn how to critically think about their choices and how they .illect others ■ inspired others to he great leaders • made sure freshmen survived their first year Philosophy Club Front Row: Davin Underwood, Shannon Grifhn and lared Haer. Back Row: landon lledrick, Sarah l.irlex ' McCune, Nicholas Santoro and Richard lield, • sponsored an event called Technolog ' and Privacy, which was a forum with three speakers about the advances of technology and the encroachments of personal privacy Pre-Law Club Front Row: Kathleen Wilmes and Anna Searl. Back Row: Rachael Herndon, David McLaughlin and Quentin Templeton. • prepared for members futures in law • took practice Law School Admissions Test and discussed the answers • performed Sudoku puzzles to strengthen their problem solving and logic skills Pre-Med Club Front Row: Elizabeth McClain, Erin Jewell and Danielle Paolillo. Row 2: Kate Mostek, Heather Moeller, Katie Percell, Morgan McDonald, Ashley Yeo, Mindy Harman, Trina Day, Stevie Phillips and Karlvn Ayres. Row 3: Denae Bachtel, Havlev Wood, Matt Bowman, Andrew Brewer, Sarah Symtschytsch, Adam Howard, Anissa White, Kavla Armstrong and Adriana Otting. Back Row: Alisha Derks, Abby Hazard, Jeremy Schmitz, Scott Horr, Meghan Bowlin, Danielle Ewing, Chelsea Sogard, Rolland Otting and Abby Deal. ■ gave support and resources to University students interested in careers in the health or science fields Psi Chi Honor Society Front Row: Deidra Heineman, Heather Dias, Carrissa Phillippe, Sarah Carey and Ashle Krieger • encouraged and maintained excellence in scholarship, and advanced the science of psvchologv ' • members were able to attend the Missouri Undergraduate Psychology Conference in November groups • 2550 DD Psychology Sociology Club Front Row: Erica Carson, Chris Munsterman, Paige Welch, Douglas Keightley, Carol Spradling, Dominique Evans, Bridgett Barton and Abbie Tucker. Back Row; Deidra Heineman, Jaime Reed, Ashley Vaught, Courtney Boner, Ashley Krieger, Kristin Stewart and Nicole Jones. ■ informed students about psychology ' and sociology • had speakers, field trips, fund raising events, social and service events Public Relations Student Society of America Front Row: Tracie Giaccetti, Kayla Scott, Laura Peterson, Bailey Asher, Emily White and Jessica Range. Row 2: Brittny Wisong, Alisha Russell, Erica Shanks, Camillya Blount, Lyndsey Hedge, Julie Ray and Alejandra Alvarez. Back Row: Marv Peters, Tiffiny Towne, Daniel Jeffery, Jeremy Harris, John Fisher, Elizabeth Oates and Kevauna Beard. ■ their events included " A Dav at the Park, " bowling and a professionals networking session in Kansas City • sold " All My Life " Bearcat shirts Q ROTC Front Row: Brett Johnson, Thomas Herron, Patrick Hughes, Skyler Anderson and Kathleen McDonnell. Back Row: Trenton Coyle, Nathan Boling, Andrew Hitch- cock, Shane Anderson and Patrick Kohler. ■ trained todav ' s cadets to become tomorrow ' s leaders Sigma Alpha Front Row: Callie Gardner, Katie Frankhauser, Jana Schreckhise, Claire Knigge, Sherrianne Connelly and JoAnna Newcomb. Back Row: Kristi Suda, Sarah Hobbie, Petrea Nelson, Carrie Litteken, Kristin Almond, Sarah Meissen and Kelsey Clement. ■ promoted agricultural education to school children and adopted " Ag in the Classroom " as its primary philanthropy ■ members visited several grade schools across Mary ' ille to increase agricultural literacy Scribblers Front Row: Rebecca Aronson and John Gallaher. Row 2: Jaclvn Steele, Amanda Mever, Carling Futvoye, Pat Tiernan and Sean Cunningham. Back Row: Jason Pratt, Brett Henggeler, Jared Bailey, Ian Futvoye and Patrick Fedo. • held four readings a trimester: two by visiting writers and two by students • brought the Visiting Writers Series to the University nSSB • groups THE GROUPS bringing new life to campus Fire Demonstration RH A sponsored a dorm fire demonstration in the fall during Campus Fire Safetv ' Month, October. Freshman seminar classes were required to attend. Photo by li ' iiiiifer Riepc Q I What does your group do throughout the year? A I We ha ' e a lot of barbecues and seminars with people living on campus. Q I How do you get involved with RHA? A I Just come and join in. There are some requirements such as GPA and academic status. You also have to apply and go through an interview process. Q I What are the benefits of being in RHA? A I Getting to know a lot of people is always nice. You get to teach and inform new residents about living on campus. Residence Hall Association Front Row: Meghan Hennessv, Caleb Holder, Lauren Thomas, Stacey Herzog, Katie Carter, Kimber Whitt, Stephanie Keen, Kara Montgomery, Dylan King and Brandon Du Bose. Row 2: Abbev Riley, Jessica Ellis, Kora Jackson, Sharee Broaddus, Stephanie Bluth, Lindsey Wheeler, Katrina Butler, Matt Matthews and Jerrv Fuentes. Row 3: Michael Miller, Steve Bryant, Katie McFerran, Heather Niece, Tvler VVolfangel, Kimberly Kuhns, Adam Wagner, Tamera Dunn, Mackenzie Becker and Neal Davis, Back Row: Lorrie Corbctt, Blake Tade, Corey Merrifield, Lee Childers, Jamie Bralev, R an Sullivan, Joe Saffold, April Hafner and Jennifer Hall. groups • 257D DD THE GROUPS cleaning up our community Sigma Society Front Row: Amber Miller, Erin Jewell, Chelsea Sogard, Jamie Deloske, Megan Sheeley, Rachel Ludwig, Meredith Manring, Cara Smith, Megan Switzer, Emily Paulsen, Bethany Flenniken, Allie Boehm and Amy Wackernagle. Row 2: Rachel Jordan, Mallory Stanton, Sarah Bredeman, Clarissa Cudworth, Cassandra Nettle, Kelly McGonegle, Meghaan Binkley, Christy Viers and Tiffany Johnson. Row 3: Jaimee O ' Brien, Elizabeth McClain, Jessica Humes, Kayla Gower, Audie Bahr, Courtney Twyman, Mary Peters, Sarah Valencia, Theresa Morgan, Jenny Wells and Lindsey West. Back Row: Kimber Whitt, Denae Bachtel, Stacy Hayes, Nicole Jay, Jessica Smith, Jill Hamilton, Christi Duckworth, Trina Day, Brandi Kapfer, Alisha Derks, Stormy Shively and Bryana Redding. Float Building Sigma Society members pomp their float for the Homecoming parade. The theme of their float was Under the Sea. Plioto courtesy ofSigina Societii Q I What does Sigma Society stand for, as in views, beliefs, thing s of that nature? A I Sigma Society is an all women ' s service organization. Each member is required to complete 20 community service hours a semester. Q I What events do you do throughout the year? A I We participate in homecoming activities (variety show, banner, pomp clowns, paper Mache heads and dancers). We also do group community service projects. This semester we went to Kansas City and helped unload coats for needy children, helped with BRUSH, and cleaned part of North Hwy 71. We have several members going on alternative spring break this spring as well. Q I What type of ladies are associated with the group? A I The women of Sigma Society are dedicated to improving the community and making a difference. Q I What have been some accomplishments of the group in the past? A I We won the overall award for homecoming in the competitive division. Q I Is there anything else that you would like to add, that I haven ' t covered? A I Sigma Society is a great organization to get you involved in things on campus and in the community. You meet wonderful people and make strong friendships. 0258 ■ groups DD 1 1 " 1 Bv Sigma Gamma Epsilon 1 ronl Row: Sc.irlul Cisuv .iiul K.ilh.irinr Luohs Back Row: Traccv Mason, Ashlcv 1 I ' giT and Ronec Rohs. Pu ii ■ h.ui .1 N.u 111) S.iK ' ami uscil Ihr [irocri ' ds tit Jiui.ilf an ituni to tin- Geology ( .i ' iif;ia|iln Di ' parlnunI Sigma Pi Sigma Front Row: Maloa Young, Brvana Redding, |olin l-ishcr, Erin l.ogt ' s and Kim VanNordstrand. It is an honors organization for President ' s Scholars that students automaticallv get to be part of when they accept their scholarship. In the fall, thev put on the Last Lecture Series and in the spring the ' put on the Celebration of Quality and occasionally help out with Distinguished Scholar ' s day. Sigma Tau Delta Front Row: Roselynn Buffa, Jaclyn Steele, Amanda Mever and Emilv Lipira. Row 2: Sarah Buckley, Courtney Dake, Cristy Chapman and Carling Futvove. Back Row: Dustin Boone, Jason Pratt, Barry Grass, Andy Dale and Michelle Zev. • hosted a World of Funs trip and a faculty dinner • held a book bake sale -rfl % South Complex Hall Council fs wk ' i Ix Front Row: Alyssa Knorr, Katie Luers and Tamera Dunn. Back Row: Kora Jackson, Jamie Braley and Lauren Culler. T I m F ' m ■ proyided residents the opportunity to participate in the planning and implementation of a yarietv of activities 7 m ICy i; n f Q o South Complex Staff jii 1 - k Front Row: Amy Hodge, Kora Jackson, Shanen Hill and Jes.sica Alvarez. Back Row: Curtis Dedman, Kevin Rieger, Chris Grandfield and Lauren Culler. m fm Hli L : K ■ promoted communit - and social development through relevant programming and structural education W 1 ■H T(v I groups ■ 25S DD THE GROUPS bringing concerts and concerns Student Activities Council Front Row: Kristen Shaw, Christina Ewing, Stephanie Robhins, MeHssa Morkus, Emily Whorton, Coriann Sperling, Wesley Miller and Kendra Sogard. Back Row: Holly Matulka, Tracie Giaccetti, Sarah Smith, Brandon Matulka, Kelli Farris and Chelsea Sogard. Hello Forrest Lead singer songwriter of the band Hellogoodbve Forrest Kline plays during the SAC sponsored concert on September 14. Just Left opened for Hellogoodbye in the Performing Arts Center. Photo by Chris Lee Q I What does this group do throughout the year? A I Throughout the year, SAC does a lot for the Students on the Northwest campus. SAC plans Thursday nights at the Union, the Fall and Spring concerts, SAC lunch days, SAC lecture series, the comedians and so much more. SAC is there for the students to enjoy their time on campus and have a little fun every once and a while. Q I What is the purpose of this group? A I Through the Student Activities Fee from each student, SAC is able to bring to campus bands, speakers, comedians and so much more. SAC ' s purpose is to make sure the students have fun while on campus. Q I How does someone get involved with the group? A I It is really easy to get involved! There are so many awesome committees a student could join including concert, lecture, special events, entertainment, publicity, Late Night at the Unions and recruitment. During the Spring semester, elections are held for com- mittee chair positions, which is a better way to get involved on campus. All information and applications are in the Office of Cam- pus Activities located behind The Runt. Q I What are the benefits of being in the group? A I One of the major benefits from being » in SAC is just getting involved on campus. It is awesome to meet so many people when working with bands, speakers, comedians or even different agents and vendors. Through meeting all these different kinds of people, networking plays a huge role in getting your name out there. Also, being in SAC you have a voice in what entertainment is brought to campus. 0260 ■ groups DD Student Athletic Advisory Committee I loni Kow Sui ' Rciiuli ' is ,iiul Aniv | u ksiMV Back Row: Kollv Morris, Andy IVictsoii .iiiii NiioU VVo|tovv ' KV. • wiirki ' il 1(1 i;i ' l llic llnivcrsilv ' s .ithk ' tes inviilvod with thr riininiiinity cirnl r,n h olln ' r ■ ddii.iliul III llic M.iki ' -A-Wish (iiiind.itiiin ,ind utlicr or}; ini ,,itii)ns Student Ambassadors Front Row: Aiiam Watson, Ahby Browning, Brooke Boynton and Jeff Norris. Row 2: Megan Walker, Ashley Knierim, Sarah Buckley, Ashley Scott, Alejandra Alvarez, Deidra Heineman and Nisha Bharti. Row 3: Alison Glasscock, Brooki Roberts, Amanda Davis, Melissa Flood, Krista Paul, Lauren Wilson, Megan Victor, Jessica Alvarez and (una McGinnis. Back Row: James Howe, Alana Johnson, John Strohm, Stelano Dulev, Pat Mclnvale, Alex Drury, Allie Boehm and Raquel Gant. ■ gave individual tours • talked in online chat sessions with prospective students • helped sell the school to future Bearcats during Fall, Winter and Spring Green White Visit Davs Student Senate Front Row: Brooke Season, Nisha Bharti, Alex Drury and Ashley Feekin. Row 2: Kathleen Wilmes, Brett Karrasch, Lauren Wilson, Kristin Hilde, Curtis Rogers, Erin Holm, Amanda Preston and Andrea Garcia. Row 3: Wesley Miller, Amanda Petelin, Heather Wvnn, Lauren Merle, Natalie More, Megan Thomas and Audrey Faltin. Back Row: Pat O ' Connor, Ben Shattuck, Ryan Parkhurst, James Howe and Christopher Pottier. • hosted a blood drive each semester • worked with the United Way Foundation helping raise money Students in Free Enterprise Front Row: Clifton Wilson, Twameeka Graham, Will Johnson and Jason White. ■ worked with high school and elementary students to teach them economic development and business operations • ran a Disney program with Horace Mann students where the students ran their own virtual company to see if they could make a profit Talents Used for God Front Row: Mildred Pope, Cassandra Bruington and Joe Saffold. Row 2: Jessica Powell, Latova Harris, Samantha Bell, Darnell Johnson, Courtney Jefferson, Roxanne Tallev and Whitnev Harris. Back Row: Austin Buckner, Golden Davis, Jeremv Carter, Marcus Williams, Brent Rice, Rosie Burks and Jason Williams. ■ sponsored manv events including a barbeque, pool part) ' and cafe night to reach out to fellow students on campus • welcomed all students to join and use their talents to honor God groups 261 D DD Tower Yearbook Front Row; Katie Pierce and Chris Lee. Row 2: Fan Jiang, Jessica Nelson, Kara Siefker, Allison Wilson, Amy Naas and Megan Tilk. Back Row: Jennifer Riepe, Kate Hall, Danny Schill, Brett Barger, Harrison Sissel and Kylie Guier. • received an All-American rating from the Associated Collegiate Press for 15 straight vears • the 20d6 Tower won the coveted Pacemaker award from the Associated Collegiate Press • covered events during the 2007-2008 school year • published the 2008 Tower yearbook and DVD United States Institute for Theatre Technology Front Row: Kimberlv Kershner, David Carr, Russell Langdon, Ryan Britton and Matt Neff. Back Row: Nicole Crawford, Nathan Bowman, Tyler Stirtz, Tyler Spaeth, Tony Reed and Lauren Murphy. • worked on the Northwest Dance Company ' s fall show • helped build homecoming floats for Alpha Psi Omega and University Players • went to Houston, Texas in March for a USITT conference Upsilon Pi Epsilon Front Row: David Reisig, Crystal Ward and Brandon Rockhold. Back Row: Ashley Redding, Merrv McDonald, Vinay Kumar Voruganti, Phil Heeler, Andy Pryor, Gary McDonald and Rahul Babulal. • honored outstanding undergraduate and graduate computer science major who have excelled in their field of study. • inducted 17 new members in November, and held a spring initiation ceremony in April Your Voice, Your Choice Front Row: Jessica Braun and Laura Palermo. Back Row: Brian Brooks, Derick Cunigan and John Fisher. • promoted voting on campus and got the word out on how important it is to get out there and get your voice heard Wesley Student Center Front Row: Marjean Ehlers, Fallon Cordell, Cady Taylor, Elizabeth Robbins, Emily Cloughlv, Casey Andrews, Courtney Drake and Don Ehlers. Back Row: Leanne Thurman, Melissa Giebel, Craig Wilcox, Amelia Tegerdine, Maggie Davis and Annie Norris. ■ held an ice cream social on August 23 • $2 Sunday dinners ■ midweek worship n2B2 ■ groups DD THE GROUPS gaining experience in theatre Q I What are the goals of University Players? A I The purpose of UP is to bring students together based on a common interest in theatre, to provide learning opportunities, and to gain experience in the field. While the organization promotes theatre in general there is a Q I What entertainment did you provide for audiences this year? A I University Players sponsors the Lab Series productions everv vear. The Lab Series productions are student directed and student designed. This provides an excellent opportunity for students to get involved in all aspects of theatre. This year the Lab Series productions included " Peacocks, " " This Property is Condemned, " " Mandv Dear, " " ' dentity Crisis " and " Bash. " Q I What kinds of students are involved in the group? A I Most members of University Players are theatre majors or minors. However, this group is open to all students at Northwest. Q I What opportunities does your group provide for the futiwe of its members and audience? A I University ' Players provides many benefits for its members. Each month Universitv Players hosts activities that allow students to interact and have fun. We hosted the " Broadway Theatre Dance Workshop " this year. As part of this workshop we had a Broadway dancer, Leslie Jennings come teach students actual techniques used on Broadway. Lab Series Derek Traulwein and Tamara Germann perform during an evening of " Peacocks " and " This Property is Condemned. " Both were short pUvs included in the Lab Series productions. Photo by Chris Lcc University Players Front Row: Steven Perkins, Sara h Jeter, Michelle Trester, Lauren Murphv and Eric Niece. Row 2: Katie Baker, Nathan Bowman, Ami Hummel, Rachel Dyer, Jamie Hafeli and Ryan Britton. Row 3: Alexandria Brown, Nathan Ross, Kimberly Kershner, Chelsea Nett, Brett Borden, Troy Battle and Rob O ' Doherty. Back Row: Tyler Stirtz, Tvler Spaeth, Derek Trautwein, Jeffery Talley, Keaton Schmidt, Derrick West and Bryce Davis. groups ■ 2630 DD 0264 ■ people DD People from all around the world came together at the University. Interesting personalities, clothing and hobbies defined many of the University family. An international tennis playing student, a soldier from Iraq, volunteers, campus safety officer, solo artist, basketball and football players, sign language student, faculty members, ruby player, involved stud.ents, an artist and student media members all came together to make the University closer than you think. w • Chris Lee d • Katie Pierce Down Time Left: Students watch a show on the big screen in the Union. Many students stopped bv during the day in between classes. Photo h i Jennifer Riepe Quick Stop Above: Ashley Scott checks her e- mail in the Union. The computers were useful for students passing through the Union throughout the day. Photo by Jennifer Riepe division • 2650 DD director of campus safety ' open graduates Keerthi Gaggenapally Applied Computer Science DSBB ■ people DD Clarence Green is the director of Campus Safety. He ' s a srge man, with a billowing voice and jolly laugh. He sits in a traight-backed office chair, vacating his wheeling comfortable hnir for whomever he might have visiting. His office was in disarray, books stacked on ci , _, huffled and lying on available surfaces, the drawer to his esk open and holding vaJpou lpSce supplies. His computer as on ilHpbning in the background as Clarence sat back nd explained his goals for Campus Safety and how tha " ' 1 with his parental experience. Clarence had four kids, iris and one boy. " I have twin girls that are 13. ] P a lot about y eing a parent, " Green said. " I le Hot about how to be lore caring. I learned what love feOT . But my girls are so asy going. I don ' t have typical kids for today ' s era because hey don ' t have a lot of wants. They don ' t ask for anything. Ve can take ' em in a store and tell ' em to buy what they want nd they ' ll pick out one pair of jeans, that ' s cool. " . His experience as a pare nt taught him to be more c nd understanding towards what students and other p icluding parents, are going through. " When we get calls from parents I can understand hey ' re coming from, " Green said. " I understand that ii my ttle baby was five hours, four, three hours, ten minutes away nd couldn ' t be home that night I ' d want the same thing, omebody better be check in ' on my baby. " ;■ His compassion for his children tied in with Campus afety because he wanted an environment where people feel pmfortable just coming in and talking, not always having ampus Safety be a negative interaction. " That ' s what we want as a law enforcement agency, we ' ant to have that feeling that you can just come in not just ith a problem, but you can just want to come in, stop by, " •Teen said. " We ' re not always going to be arresting, it ' s not Iways going to be a bad thing. " Clarence explained that the healthy relationships help reak dovm the barriers for other things. " Especially women, because women a lot of times don ' t ;port sexual assault crimes, " Green said. " So if they feel omfortable about it and can maybe say, ' You know some- thing bad happened the other night. ' If they don ' t do anything about it, that ' s fine too, but at least you ' ll let someone know and we can try and offer you some services to help you get h this, not really get over it, but get through it. " reen had been the director of Campus Safety for 12 years. Before that he worked at Public Safety, the juvenile office and as an officer in St. Louis. A lot of the procedures and things implemented 5 years ago are just starting to show results. " We have a changing environment so by the time you build hose relationships those people are leaving, " Green said. " So you really try and make it a culture, when the young ones are around the old ones they get it. It ' s taken a while but I think whenever you try and do those behavior, those culture things it the long-term results you gotta wait on. You ' re not gonna see it that first year. " There had been several highlights in Green ' s career, ncluding the Safe Ride Home program, which was developed and started by a group of students, the Rape Aggression De- fense (RAD) training, and his personal interaction and involve- ment with individual students. He explained one student ' s experience with RAD training, how she found herself in an attack situation while in Europe. The RAD training empowered her to think about the process, self plan, and think about what to do as far as reporting. " " " T lflflifljtjjl two weeks you ' re not gonna make no one no ivamro Green said. " But if they can plan, process, and report things after you done wonders. " __ Green also told one of his highest moments wifl dent interasiliMig, He had the opportunity to meet a freshman, someone who was kind of immature, a little unsure of himself. " I kind of advised him, mostly just talked to him. One of the most rewarding things was when he had the opportunity to have someone speak at a graduation reception and of all the people he had known and all the professors, he called me, " Green said. " It brought tears to my eyes. They said to make sure it ' s someone inspirational in your life, someone that made a change. When he chose me I thought, man this is the cat ' s meow. " w • Kate Hall d • Katie Pierce f Pei-Kai Hsu Masters of Business Administration Deenapriya Rameshvvaram Applied Computer Science Kishore Kumar Reddv Kancharla Applied Computer Science Manasa Sajja Applied Computer Science Reddy Sravya Applied Computer Science clarence green 2670 .■s Dr. Bryn Gribben is an English profess( as her art. Today, she ' s wearing a black jagj pink lining that hits her shin, a rhinestone necklace that hangs on her chest, and her long almost burgundy hair hangs down her back. JBBi ' " ' ' " " " I really, really, really get Wilde. ..or Pater, " Gribben said. Oscar Wilde and Walter Pater were writers in the Victo- rian era, Bryn ' s literature specialty, who believed in art for arts sake, and Wilde specifically believed that wardrobe was just another medium for self expression. Gribben followed that school of thought, taking opportu- nities to wear the things she liked, the things that reflected her interests the most. Things on her door also echoed her spirit, a picture of Bryn cuddling a large white flower amidst a green leafy background, and pictures from Victorian novels like Mr. Meeson ' s Will. She ' s walked into classes where John Ruskin was the reading assignment from the night before, and said, " What ' Ruskinian about what I ' m wearing today? " Her students begi... analyzing her clothing, jewelry, and hair accessories to try and figure out what coincides with Ruskin ' s literature themes. " You ' re wearing glass beads which are hand made instead of factory produced, " one student yelled out. Gribben feels she has always been different. She came Wn in Kansas that didn ' t have a lot of diversity iause of the re-eriforcements from her mother, Gribben never felt it necessarytont in; she felt she could do anything she wanted. " I was a cheerleader, I did art, I loved music. I was allowe to be anything I wanted, " Bryn said. " If I ' d been in a larger town I might have been classified into one group and felt the pressure to fit in with them specifically, which would have limited me. But when girls were mean, mom would say ' you don ' t want to be like them anyway. ' Which I didn ' t. " " A mother can make another world for a child that wasn ' there. I like to make plays and she would put on plays with me. I mean my mom was kind of involved in the community, but she was more introverted. She liked art and she was a Buddhist, she didn ' t bake cakes, " Gribben said as she folded her shoe on the desk and smoothed her silk kimono shirt ovt herwaist, " she, read to me a lot, and she always talked to me like! was an adult. That was a big thing with her. " Gribben also said there were no boundaries for her. " I didn ' t realize that stuff couldn ' t be put together, which got from my childhood with my mom. People either think I ' n flaky or a visionary. But I ' m okay with wM m. I have a lot d ■ Katie Pierc Debs • people DD a English professor dresses the part Decorative Painting Bryn Gribben gazes at one of her favorite paintings. She had many different pieces of art decorating her office in Colden Hall. Plwlo by Chris Lee bryn gribben • 269 D DD 00 o s oo Jerin Adcock Business Managemenl and Marketing David Alexander Interactive Digital Media Julie Alley Elementarv Education Jes sica Alvarez Marketing and Advertising Rorv Arnold Social Science Education Aya Asai Pre-Professional Zoology Jeremy Bachmann Parks and Recreation Management Audrey Bailey Corporate Recreation Bret Bailey Agricultural Science Brett Barger lournalism Laura Beichley Merchandising Christopher Belknap Industrial Organizational Psychology Alisha Francine Bell Management Information Systems Bridgette Berrv Interactive Digital Media: New Media Tabitha Biermann Elementary Education Christine Blunk Secondary Mathematics Education Abby Bohan Mercnandising Scott Bosley English Hannah Bower Advertising and Marketing Caitlin Brenton Elementary Education Andrew Brown Horticulture Shelley Brown Merchandising Abby Browning Industrial Psvcholog) ' Melissa Brunk Sociology Ben Campbell Business Management and Marketing Dean Campbell Horticulture Sarah Carey Psychology Deanna Catalano Public Relations Brvan Clark Broadcastmg Daniel Clarkson Agricultural Business Hannah Cole Theraputic Recreation and Corporate Recreation Sean Comer Journalism Bradley Cox Biology and Psychology Jennifer Crady Elementary Education Alyssa Crawford Management Information Systems Heather Crenshaw Social Science Education Alex Cruz Interactive Digital Media: New Media Courtney Dake English Micaela Daley Broadcasting Jeremiah Davis Psychology and Sociology Kristin Davis Agricultural Education Tricia Davis Sociology Terri Dawson Accounting Rebecca Day Agricultural Business Tara Dean Advertising Stephanie Desouza Biology and Psychology Heather Dias Biology and Psychology Emily Dickerson Elementary Education D270 • people DD There aren ' t many people who can imagine waking up veryday and being unable to hear the chirping bird out the indow, or their mother ' s voice lulling them into tranquility, ickie McMurtney had been influenced by it for a long time. The senior speech communication and organizational ommunication major had a minor focusing on deaf studies Tew up with a cousin who ' d lost his hearing at 6 months. ' Anytime we wanted to have a conversation with him we ad to talk to a relative who signed, " McMurtney said. " Now m able to have a one on one conversation without a third arty. " But her life motivations were inspired by more than the xperience with her cousin. " A lot of children [deaf] who are integrated in the public :hool system get really behind, " McMurtney said. " They don ' t et the one on one attention they need and fall behind. " McMurtney would graduate December 2008 and wanted D begin working on her masters, which after attaining her ign Language Interpreters License, would hopefully lead to ' position in public education where she would be a resource for hearing impaired. " When deaf children fall behind and are taken to special- ized schools, the education can be 3-4 years behind, " McMurt- ney said. McMurntey ' s future position would assure that deaf chil- dren could integrate into public schools systems, and receive the attention necessary to combat frustrations and just be there to help with any issues that might arise. In the mean time McMurtney was staying busy with three executive positions in the Delta Zeta sorority, something she had been involved with since spring 2006. " I was totally anti-Greek. But some friends of mine were Delta Zetas and they talked me into going to spring recruit- ment, and it wasn ' t at all like sororities are supposed to be, " McMurtney said. " It just totally shattered the typical image. I had a really good time and everyone I met just completely changed what I thought. " Delta Zeta philanthropic focus was hearing impaired orga- nizations, w • Kate Hall d ■ Katie Pierce Bearcat Language Jackie McMurtrey sign.s " bear " (left) and " cat " (right). McMurtrey was sign language professor Marcy Roush ' s teaching assistant. She wanted to learn sign language because she had a deaf cousin. Photos by Kai lecii Vaiidc Kaiiip Jackie mcmurtrey ■ 271 D alex drury involved student balances activities and responsibilities m You hear it from the moment you step onto campus: get involved early. For one student, getting involved was a part of everyday life. Alex Drury came to campus from Blue Springs, Mo. knowing he wanted to get involved in Student Senate. Dur- ing his freshman year, he was his class representative. Drury had always been interested in student leadership. " I ' ve been on and off in student council or some type of student gov- ernment since fourth grade, " Drury said. During the fall semester of his sophomore year he stayed active | Student Senate and was the chair of governmental affairs, a student senate committee. He was also sophomore class president. He spent his spring semester in Jefferson City working for State Sena; tor David Clint of Bethany. His main responsibilities included helping out in the office, mailings and updating Clint ' s calendar every day on the floor. " It was really neat to get out on the floor where they do action, " Drury said. After interning in Jefferson City, Drury came back to the University and joined the fraternity Phi Delta Theta serving as their Chaplain. He also elected student body vice president. Next Drury joined Mortar Board, Cardinal Key, Order of Omega, Blue Key honor fraternity and became a student ambassador. ,, He was elected student body presi- dent his last year at the University. As student body president, Drury found that discussing issues affecting students is what he enjoyed the most. " There were a lot of students that were uninformed about the Bobby Bearcat situation, so providing infor- mation at the Student Senate meeting was good, " Drury said. Drury planned on staying at the University after graduation and wo ing toward his masters in higher " My dream Would be acting as the Vice President of Student Affairs ■ ollege, Drury said. Balancing work an somethingtiiflfcSifeiry dealt with every day. _ . - ' • - " Being an overly involved student, I like that I ' ve been able to balance everything, because as much as I go to the bar and people see me out having a good time I still kind of go by the policy that if I work hard I get to party hard, " Drury said. w • Chris Lee d • Katie Pierce Adam Downing Biology Nicole Downs Elementary Education Alexander Drury Organizational Speech Communications Mary Duncan General Biology Valerie Edmondson Animal Science Mary Elifrits English Jordan Elo Broadcasting Breanne Engeman Merchandising Shelly Farley Child and Family Studies Kelli Harris Psychology Melissa Faust Accounting Jeni Fee Agricultural Business Jonathan Ferguson Studio Art Joni Fields Agricultural Education Mary Beth Francis Business Economics Benjamin Fuentes Hislorv Logan Galloway Marketing and Management Megan Gehrke Child and Family Studies 0272 • people no Widely Involved Student Body President Alex Drury sits in the Student Senate SBBBKry has been involved with Student Senate since his freshman year. Along with senate, Drury became involved in a wide variety of organizations including: Phi Delta Theta, Mortar Board, Cardinal Key and Order of Omega. He also served as a student ambassador. Photo by Chris Lee Kara Gibson Bustness Education Andrea Goss Theraputic Recreation Robert Graham Accounting Twameeka Graham Business Management Christopher Grandfield Management Information Systems Kelly Gross Elemental ' Education Brandv Grummert Elemenlan ' Education Danielle Guillemette Elementan- Education Brian Haeflinger AgricuJtura! Business ]ill Hamilton Biology ' Jennifer Harrison Pre- Professional Zoolog ' Lois Hart Statistics and Agricultural Business Rvan Harvey Management and Marketing John Hawkins Advertising Megan Hayes Education Trevor Hayes lournalism Jeff Hayter Agricultural Business Molly Heath Biologr and Psychology alex drury 2730 DD ance a rugby founding father strong Supporter Lance Pelc supports a wide variety of University sports including football. Besides being strong athletically, he exhibited that strength academically. Photo submitted by Lance Pelc Rusty Hendricks Physical Education Kyanne Henkle Animal Science and Agricultural Business Michelle Henslev Social Science Education Jason Holt Business Brian Hopp Broadcasting Andrew Horine Pre-Professlonai Zoology AlHson Hubbard Elementary Education Samuel Hucke Political Science Tyson Huff Management and Marketing Ashley Innes Broadcasting Katharine Jacobs Geology Megan Jamison Geography Lindsay Jarquio Business Management and Marketing Marsha Jennings Interactive Digital Media: New Media Cassie Johnston Psychology ' Nancy Kaczinski Psychology Christina Keller Pre-Professional Zoolog ' Yumiko Kinoshita Broadcasting n274 ■ people DD Sports have always been important to sophomore Lance ' elc. Growing up in Stromsburg, Neb., he knew about foot- jjall, baseball, basketball and track when a friend ' s dad intro- uced him to rugby. %. .- . " 5A strong sports program was one of the top reaso Ht to come to the University. He said he wasn ' t going t Slav, but sports were still important. Other reasons included ho size of the campus and classes, it was out of state, but not :oo far from home and his frien ds we re attending. I During his freshman ifec S KMras invited to join a group o start a rugby team; the group fi seen his interest of rugby )n his Facebook profile. Other people set up the schedule and lid the other administrative tasks, but everyone who joined hat first year is known as a founding fatM|M . ' .-T " The team played bigger schools with more experienced eams, " Pelc said. " The other schools would put in guys with- out much experience. They still had a lot more than we did. A hen we started, four people had seen a pitch. I was one and d only seen it on TV. ,• " It ' s official because we ' re playing other people but it ' s not a university sport, " Pelc said. Also, the team wasn ' t allowed call themselves ' Bearcats ' as it has been trademarked by the University. Pelc said they ' re waiting for a nickname to stick instead of thinking of a name themselves. g S .W K Pelc said he ' s not participating in rugby next year so that he can focus on classes and spend more time with friends. While participating in rugby, he felt like a hermit because he never seemed to have free time. Pelc ' s college experience started in South Complex with other freshmen in the Honor ' s Program. There were a lot of different personalities, but they became a close group and manyavere still living in South. Pelc also enjoyed attending small group discussions at the Wesley center because they talked about many different issues. " I like college because you can do so many things, " Pelc sa id. he ' ll also be up in the stands at the games to help ;ames but no coach. " We had a lot of talent but we needed a coach, " Pelc said. A coach scouted the team toward Hietefii of the seaso or next year. The rugby team was still considered a club sinice t was not NSA sanctioned. , . -j ti- -. bbl . " We tried to keep the games fast because when you slow Rfn people don ' t know what ' s going on, " Pelc said. J ' MWe ' re building something. When we come back in 20 years we can say ' We started that, ' Pelc said. " w • Jennifer Riepe d • Katie Pierce Tift ' an ' Kirkland Elementary Education Ashlev Knierim Marketing and Management Ashli Knox Elementarv Education Patrick Kohler Geography Amanda Leader English Education Christopher Lee lournaJism David Leffler ' ocal Music Education Stephanie Lenzine Elementary Education Emilv Lipira Hislor ' Tiffanv Logue Broadcasting Michael Lvkins Parks and Recreation Management Megan McConnell Ad ' ertising Shelbv McGhee Elementarv Education Gina McGinnis Management Jessica McMiUin Child and Family Studies lance pelc 2750 DD nancy bernardo g new professor makes a home at the University Lttists come from many different areas of the world; they come in many different shapes and sizes, much Hke the work they produce. Nancy Bernardo is a graphic designer and a recent addition to the art staff at the University. Originally, Bernardo was an English major with a minor in art at the University of Chicago. Nearing into her senior year, she took her first graphic design class. " I loved it, " Bernardo said. " So then I took some more classes in publication design. " She explained how her interests steadily grew as she took several more classes. Eventually, she headed off to graduate school. Along the way, Bernardo found inspiration through known artists like Sophie Calle, Jenny Holster and Barbara Kruger. Her focus was mainly on letterforms, the human form and magazine design. y book piec8||||[|||Pme of my favorite, " Bernardo said. " I ►e the newer stuff for sure. " ij l She created many images of corner nRe body with text or texture overlays, each with their own personal meaning. She enjoyed creating art on her own time. Her more favorable jobs were when she worked with fel- low artists on projects. " They were very open and very understanding of the pro- cess and what goes into it " , she said. " Whereas when you ' re working with the general public who might not have an art background. It ' s harder for them to understand where you ' re coming from. " Her first job was designing advertisements for Bell At- lantic and she worked her way up to working with non-profit organizations. She took on a lot of freelancing jobs until she moved back to Chicago. One of her favorite professional works was a collaborative work that would be published in the Southshore Journal in thi northwest Indiana and Chicago area. " It ' s a constant work in process, " she said. " We can ' t do much right now; it ' s like a summer project. " In the meantime, Bernardo taught at the University in the art department. One of her favorite classes was Letterforms Graphic Desigii. 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' cial Science Education Tanja Shimak Hislor Ashlev Slaydcn Corporate Recreation Derek Smith t; Business lush Smith Agricultural Education Laura Smith Mjthematics Education Miles Smith ;ronomy left Sobczyk ociolog5 ' nancy bernardo 2770 DD kristina mart campus safety officer, animal advocate and truck driver h I Kristina Martinez sits behind a straight, wooden desk in tie Campus Safety headquarters. She ' s leaned back in her hair, her hands crossed and resting on her magazine pouch, ler long hair pulled back into a straight ponytail. Her eyes flashed as she talked about her life experience, vhich ranged from working with the handicapped, to driving in 18-wheeler across country, to owning and operating a mas- age therapy business while being a police officer. " It ' s not anything I ever thought I was going to be [police ifficer]. Except that as a young mother I was always very lassionate about child welfare. I used to say ' oh, boy if I was I cop, I ' d do this, I ' d do that. ' But that was the only desire )r thought in the future, " Martinez said. " If I could only help nake things right or bring justice out or something, or help he underdog. That ' s what I looked at as what law enforce- nent could be. " Martinez was approached by Maryville Public Safety ' s nvestigator. Randy Strong, about a job after her house was Token into, in 1995. " After talking with the investigator he came back to where , was doing massage therapy at Looks and said, ' Do you want o apply for a job at the police department? ' I was like, what? I yish I ' d had someone to talk to, to say, ' They don ' t know me. )bviously they don ' t know anybody that knows me, ' " Marti- ,iez said. Martinez said she resigned from Public Safety after 5 ears, and one afternoon 3 years ago came in to talk to Clar- nce Green to dispute a parking ticket. He asked her what she iiad been up to, when she answered nothing he offered her a second law enforcement position. While Kristina Martinez had been involved in public welfare as a police officer for several years, her career helping people started in her twenties, when she started at a physi- cally and mentally handicapped day care facility. Over the next ten years she worked in various positions, ranging from managing apartments rented to mentally handicapped, and later working at the Department of Mental Health. At one point Martinez enlisted in the National Guard where she drove 18-wheelers for the Army, after her year ' s experience with civilian truck driving. " I remember this one guy who was somewhere in his twenties or thirties, he was a teacher, and he thought he was joining Club Med, " Martinez said. Martinez and the guy were watching others in the Pugil Pit, a training involving hand-to-hand combat with a pugil stick, which is a heavily padded training weapon. " He claimed we needed a voice to the outside world, " Mar- tinez said. " He thought the commanding officers were high on coke or something. I asked him, ' What do you want? Tie a note to a squirrel? It ' s been like this for 100 years. " Martinez enjoyed her job as a Campus Safety officer, specifically her roles as a defense trainer for RAD. She partici- pated in the Northwest Advocates for Animal Awareness, an organization that brought animal lovers together, creating a common bond where one might not have existed before. Martinez was also involved with the Nodaway County Hu- mane Society and owned and operated River Song Massage, w • Kate Hall d ■ Katie Pierce Chelsea Sogard Pre-Professional Zoology Holly Stanley Agronomv and Agricultural Business Seabrin Stanley Nursing Amy Steele Management and Marketing Jaclyn Steele English Hillory Stirler Interactive Digital Media Federico Stura Advertising Kristi Suda Horticulture Jeffrey Swan Public Administration Andrew Swinford Agricultural Business Joseph Szymkowicz Management Information Systems Richard Talley Interactive Digital Media: Computer Science Seoh Khim Tan International Business and Management Michelle Taylor Psychology and Sociology Katie Thudium Business Management and Marketing Leanne Thurman Vocal Music and Spanish Patrick Tiernan English Samuel Timmer History Katherine Tomlin Environmental Geolog) ' Adam Travis Accounting Marti Trummer Psychology and Sociology Miki Uemure International Business Ozge Unsal Broadcasting Emily Von Weihe Corporate Recreation Laura Voss Speech Organizational Communication Ronda Watson Finance Michael Wells Advertising Kimberly Wernimont Elementary Education Jana Wessler Elementary Education Matthew Westhoff Biology and Psychology Theresa Wilshusen Spanish and Art Emily Wilson Geographic Information Science Meghan Winn Communications Mathew Withers Psychology Adrianne Wolfe Elementary Education Travis Yocum Marketing D280 • people an ucas ariboni international student juggles sports and academics .V ennis was a big facta g Pi s a University sti lade when coming to the United States. l j M ucas Ariboni, 22, grew up in Campinas, Brazil, acUj . population of about one and a half miUion people. Ari ame to the University in spring of 2005 to study international usiness and marketing. hillips Hall was home to Ariboni during his first semester. A ' lend of his from Brazil lived on the same floor, making the ansition a little easier. I liked having Henrique live souclose to me right away, " Ari- oni said. He had been here for a semester so he helped me a It. " vriboni ' s days consisted of class in the morning, tennis prac- ice in the afternoon and homework at night. )uring his second to last semester in college, Ariboni took 21 redit hours while playing tennis for the University. I am always studying. It ' s either practice, lifting weights or oing homework, " Ariboni said. he did have a few free minutes he enjoyed playing poker ' ith friends. some of the guys on the team get together and play poker, " jiboni said. " We just hang out and have fun. " riboni studied in both a private and public high school in Brazil. English was a priority in the private school. He also dttended high school in the United States for a year in 2001 in Orlando Florida at Dr. Phillips high school. K " I graduated from high school in 2002. And then I tr for two and a half years to turn pro, " Ariboni said. " I trave led the world playing ATP tournaments. " ' It was difficult for Ariboni because he didn ' t have a formal sponsor and the tournaments were really expensive. His par- ents decided he needed to work on doing something different. " My parents were like ' so what are you going to do with your life? ' You have to do something, " Ariboni said. " Here (United States) I can study and play at a good level. I can put the two together. " In 2007, the men ' s tennis team made it to Nationals after Ari- boni won his match in the regional tournament. " SUF " " We were 4-4 overall so I needed to win to send us to Nation- -. als, " Ariboni said. " It was a great feeling to win and help my ' team. " Friendship was another factor within the team. " We help each other with school and are around each other all of the time so that effects our performance on the court, " Ariboni said, w • Chris Lee d • Katie Pierce UllU nero 1 1 football player from New O Jns came with family to Midwest in wake of Hurr jcarB Katrina i 11 Tattoos can tell a story. On the chest of freshman offensive lineman Julius Nero III is his home state of Louisiana and the letters " o, " " v, " " e, " with water dripping down from each letter. Written inside the state are the names of his parents, Julius II and Brenda, and the date they were married: Dec. 25, " That ' s real love. They still togefRer, " 11 said. " They love u s. Th ey take care of us. Anything we for us. ' , In Au HmHH HHBeedflHe anothi than ever when Hurricane Katrina invaded the gulf co.. Early weather reports had Katrina missing New Orleans. .. family stayed, having experienced a false alarm when Hurri- cane Ivan missed Louisiana in 2004. When Katrina upgraded to a C ' ' ' " " the storm had winds over 155 miles ' er hbur, it was time to leave. The family got in their Ford Expedition with only the clothes on their back and enough for an extra day. Nero ' s father, Julius II, points flece car trouble before Katrina as a sign from God. After the family had finished shopping one day, the engine in their recently purchased 2003 Suzuki had failed. «-™b, " I believe the Lord told us iflH larger vehicle to prepare us and to get all of us out, " Nero II said. As they left New Orleans for Taps, tl family was opti- mistic they ' d soon return home and life would be what it was like before. Nero III thought he would resume his football career at McDonogh 35 High, where he was an All-District and Pre- season All-Metro pick entering his senior season. Instead, his football trophies, academic trophies, family pictures, baby pictures, birth certificate and Social Security d all washed away. " He had scholarship offers, but lost - ' ■ ' where he was, " Nero II said. . ceived food and other items donated from rocai ., Nero III called home to his friend, Donald Callahan. They talked about the storm. As Callahan talked about the water rising in his home the phone went dead. It would be eight mamths b- ' — - " - " heard from his long-time friend. " That was rough. I didn ' t know if he w Nero III said. ' It was time to move on. The family gicw mcu w. ixiuvmg from hotel to hotel, so their journey took them to Omaha, Neb., where the family moved in with Julius ' older brother Derrick and his family. Quarters were tight for the 22 mem- bers of the family. (continued on page 284) 0282 ■ people DD Struggle Wilhin Julius Nero remembers everything his family had to go through before and after Hurricane Katrina. After losing everything, Nero lost scholarships and the future he had planned. God led them in a different direction, towards the Midwest, towards the Bearcat family. Photo by Kayken Vniidc Kamp — Julius nero • 2830 DD student and family struggled to overcome devastating losses (continued from page 282) " There were only two bathrooms. Everybody had to wait. It was a Httle frustrating at first, " Nero III said. While living in Omaha, Nero III filled out piles of paper- work for relief benefits. For his trouble, the family received a meager $40. Insurance didn ' t help the Nero family either they received only $800. " The insurance company told us they ' d pay for anything that wasn ' t underwater, " Nero II said. " Everything was under- water. " Family members said they were treated well from the mo- ment they arrived. People donated clothes, furniture and food. Church parishioners wrote checks, donating whatever they could. Nero III enrolled at Omaha North High School, where he joined the football team mid-season and started in his first game for the Vikings. His first start was overwhelming for him at first. Here he was, dressed in blue and yellow, rather than the maroon and gold he wore as a member of the Roneagles. " I cried for 10 minutes before the game, " Nero III said. After his teammates huddled around him, giving him en- couragement and pumping him up for the game, Nero felt at home for the first time in a long time. " That kept me going through. " Nero III said. Nero III started the final six games of the season as the Vikings finished 7-3 and clinched a berth in the state play- offs. He also earned an invitation to the prestigious Nebraska Shrine Bowl. Initially, he thought the Shrine Bowl was just an all-star game until he found the game benefited children ' s hospitals. Nero III said it was a humbling experience for him when the team flew to Chicago to visit the children, and sign jersey. " It makes vou thankful for what you have, " Nero III said At the end of the season. Viking teammate Aaron Te rry, former Bearcat recruit, encouraged Nero III to come to Maryville. He walked on and finished his second year with th Bearcats. Nero III admits there were times he considered quitting school to take care of his familv, but thev wanted him to con- tinue, w ■ Brett Barger d ■ Katie Pierc 0284 • people DD Standing Strong Julius Ncm and his family survived Hurricane Katrina by relocating to the Midwest and eventually settling down in Omaha, Neb. The hurricane washed away all of their belongings leaving his family to rebuild their lives. Photo by Km lccn Vamk Kamy PU- t¥ J t iv- ' ' Brandon Alexander Kelly Alvarez Tanya Anders Brandy Anderson Kelsey Anderson Ronnie Auxier Ashley Bailev Jared Bailey Stacey Banks Keyle Earner Caitlvnn Bartles Jamie Braley James Brandlv Sunny Bristow Sharee Broaddus Ashley Brown Mallory Brown Chris Buback Alissa Caltrider Maria Chavez Amy Circello Jarod Clarke Kandace Claypole Heather Coonev Kara Cott Tricia Cox Jacquelyn Cradic Ryan Crady Victoria Daritv Brittany Davis Golden Davis Jessica Day Trina Day Rachel Drummond Christi Duckworth Anthony Dupree Shelby Eagan Christina Ewing Holly Fisher Katherine Fowler Sena Frame Courtney Frisbie Amarjeet Gambher Amy Giebel Melissa Giebel Brittany Gillett Kayla Gower Ashle Graham 0286 • people DD erv ' Everyone looks forward to getting leir driver ' s license on their 16th birth- ly. It is a day of great excitement and iticipation. Laura Kearney, 20, from Lee ' s Sum- mit, Mo. had an interesting day at the icense Bureau on her 16th birthday. . " Someone broke into the License Bu- ;au and stole something that had social •curity numbers on it, " Kearney said. When Kearney went to get her driv- s license on her birthday, she gave lem her information and something jpped up on the computer screen. I " They didn ' t tell me right away, the Oman just asked me if I had ever got- n a ticket " Kearney said. " She called ;r boss over and they were looking the screen and whispering to each her. " Kearney had no idea what was about happen. j " They called in somewhere and she 08 on hold for like ten minutes. She finally talked to somebody and said that alcohol related manslaughter showed up on my record, " Kearney said. It turned out that it wasn ' t on her permanent record but it was in their system. They managed to take care of it with out it being a huge problem. " I turned around in line. You know how license bureaus get, there are like a million people that come in at once. Ev- eryone had a startled look on their face, " Kearney said. " I thought it was funny, " Kearney, a broadcasting major and visual journalism minor was very involved within the television station acting as production director. She was also a student engineer. She spent about 20-30 hours a week working upstairs in Wells Hall. " Checking out equipment is a big part of my job, " Kearney said. " Students check out cameras for different classes throughout the week. " w ■ Chris Lee d • Katie Pierce lannelS ' ura Kearney stands in the KNWT- ' jannel 8 television station studio. She s a student engineer for the department Mass Communication. She was also iduction director for Channel 8. Photo ' Chris Ue MT m •- laura kearney • : imw i: ' :m to 101 9 11, hewa- As most students start college fresh out of high school and graduate within the next four years, others find themselves taking a longer path to traditional college life. For sophomore Thomas Herron, this path has included serving the United States in Iraq for nearly a year. Herron started his military career in May 2004 at the age of 17. Since he was only 17, his parents had to co-sign the pa- pers for him to join. He wanted to join after the events of 9 11 and knowing his dad had served during the Vietnam conflict . " My parents were very supportive of me, " Herron said, " They sent lots of care packages. 1 also got a lot of support from people in my hometown, from a lot I didn ' t know. " Herron left Missouri on July 23, 2006 as a member of the 1-149 Attack Battalion from Houston, Tx. and was based in Balad, Iraq, an American base 50 miles north of Baghdad. While on the base, he worked general maintenance on Apache helicopters. Another part of his duties on the base were four hour shifts of tower guard, for 24 hours. " We ' d spend four hours on, fotlfflflUrs off watching the perimeter of the base for truck ghicles, any kind of threat to the base, " Herron said. B " Toward the end of his time in Iraq, Herron said the base was hit by an insurgent led mortar attack while he was on guard duty. During the mortar ' attack, a road running through the base was damaged and 10 people were injure y shrap- ihough facing the potential f( Kks each day, Herron _ _;one of the biggest differencelwI P being in Iraq was not ■ ig at home for Christm Al urfyie was on the other side of the world, Christmas Ps HmenB|abie time for 4 H WW W " Our superiors al mcecre stmas day so everybody could have it off. They brought a Christmas tree in for us and we decorated it with various military things, " Herron said. " The star v aj g Ml O caliber rounds the sheet metals guys had welded together. l HHH pr Though the majority of his tim ent on the base, Herron did have the opportunity to leave and see other parts of Iraq. One trip was to Basrah, Iraq, a British military base, as part of a team to fix an aircraft which had malfunctioned. He said the significance of going to Basrah was that the bas e was only 15 miles from the Iranian border. The flight back to Balai ended up being quite interesting, according to Herron, as thei team almost lost both engines, causing them to nearly fly intc Iran. Along with the trip to Basrah, Herron was able to spend i week in Qatar on military rest and recuperation pass. While -tbfjy he was able to see more of the Arabic culture from a " saudi Arabian perspective. " It ' s very, very similar but very, very di Hl " Herron sai(C " They drive much differently than we do ey act much differently than we do in public. " While working on the helicopters, Herron quickly found I out how much havoc Iraq ' s swinging weather conditions can cause. " Weather was very extreme, " Herron said, " It was never comfortable weather. It was always either cold, hot and very rarely was it pleasant. " The dusty conditions made it very hard to breathe along with work on the helicopters and keep parts dust free, accorc ing to him. During the rainy season, the grounds would turn, to mud, making it difficult to work at times. ' Herron returned to the United States on June 30, which also happened to be his 21st birthday. After coming home, h( came back to pursue a career as a history teadHg ith a sociii science education major. , " People who are my age are juniors, seniors, getting read to graduate but I ' m so far behind, " Herron said, " Most peopl don ' t understand that the reason I ' m only a sophomore was because 1 spent a year in Iraq. " Though Herron is back as a student, he is involved in ROTC on campus along with being a member of the l 135th Aviation Battalion based out of Whiteman Air Force Base in Knob Noster, Mo. With his involvement in ROTC, Herron had an undeploy able status, meaning he wouldn ' t be automatically deployed again if his unit was called back to active duty. If he were to 1 called up again, he said it would be a hard decision now that he ' s back in college. " 1 would want to go back with ttiy unit but I also want to finish college, ' erron said. " It would be a very tough decisic right now. " fl| B w ■ Jessica Ne ft H Hr ' Pierce 0288 ■ people DD On Duty Sgt. Thomas Herron (left) stands next to an Apache helicopter with a fellow member Herron holds up a piece of out dated Iraqi currency, with the face of former Iraqi of the 1-149 Attack Battalion on the airfield in Balad, Iraq. Herron spent just under a dictator Saddam Hussien, he picked up during his tour of duty in 2006. Herron is r in Iraq working on Apaches. Photo submitted by Thomas Herron a member of the Missouri National guard, 1-135 Aviation Battalion. Photo by Jessica ' Nelson thomas herron • 2S9U DD r 1 marsha jenn spreads her love for God and life to international studentsi a, " Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, b the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirij: -Matthew 28:19 y Former Palace While studying in South Korea, Marsha Jennings experienced many aspects of the Korean culture. She was able to spend a weekend at a temple with her classmates and monks. Jennings visited places like seen above, a palace where the former emperor used to live. Photo submitted by Marsha Jenmngs iniijfi Cultural Literature Bibles, dictionaries and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exam study guides fill the bookshelves of Marsha Jenning ' s apartment. She studied these materials to better connect with her international friends. Jennings also helped international students study for the TOEFL exam. Photo hi Katie Pierce -j . ' ■ Anna Grannrs Ashlev Griffin Hannah Groom German Guerrero Kylie Guier James Gunawan Sean Gundersen Jonathan Guver Jared Haoi April Hafner 0290 • people DD Multiple Languages A Korean .ind English Biblo is among Marsha Jenning ' s prized possessions. Having Ihe verses in two languages helped Jennings to share Bible verses with her international friends. She also owned Bibles in other languages like and Korean. Photo by Katie Pierce When it comes to getting involved with international students, one member of the University family has devoted most of her time to it. Marsha Jennings spent many hours with international students from all over the world throughout her college career. In fact she loved it so much she planned a trip to Tokyo, Japan for the summer of 2008, after graduating in the spring. " We will be helping missionaries that are already there, " Jennings said. " The trip is through the Missouri Baptist convention. " She was very involved with the Baptist Student Union, International student organization for three years and the Asian students association for one year. " During my freshman year I was just observing and deciding what I wanted to get involved with, " Jennings said. " I was just amazed by the international students that were here. I had never had that kind of experience before " She soon found out that working with international students was something she knew she wanted to do. " My first semester freshman year I worked in the com- puter lab and I was surrounded by Indian students, some Chinese students and some European students, and I really enjoyed that experience, " Jennings said. It didn ' t stop there. She soon met every new interna- tional student, and helped them get acquainted with the University. " Junior year I was doing International orientation. I met every single new international student that came to North- west both during the fall and spring semesters, " Jennings said. Jennings said that her faith played a huge role in getting involved with the international students. " It gave me courage when I didn ' t have the courage, " she said. " I was shy in high school and that sort of changed when I came to college. " The only trip Jennings had ever taken outside the United States was to South Korea during the 2007 summer to study abroad. " It was amazing, " she said. " It was like everything cool about my life here jam packed into reversal or something. I was the odd man out for the first time. " She was there for four weeks studying the language, history, government, and business practices and cooking, along with other areas of studies. J SB Hi " I was the only one that went my year so I got to Korea all by myself, " she said. Jennings was grateful for her involvement with the in- ternational students during her time at the University. " Graduation will be bittersweet, " she said. " I will miss j this place. " . .aMaa— » w - Chris Lee hHhHHH d - Katie Pierce Mindv Harman Dane Hart Paul Hartwell Heaven Ha ' ward Christine Hedrick Tommy Hester Julia Hilburn Brad Hines DeLinda Huff Adam Jackson marsha Jennings 291 D DD lil siblings participate in varsity sports- Hunter and Hannah Henry never planned to attend the ame school, but it worked out pretty well for the fraternal hen we were thinking about college, his decision was oming much sooner than mine because he was doing basket- all and that comes before track, " Hannah said. " We were kind If going different places, and then he got recruited here and did I ... we both loved it here. " Hunter and Hannah wereia8i7m?J 8 1, 19lS5ift ' ' 9? ? hildren of Bob and Tracy Henry. Both accumulated awards iroughout their high school careers at Shawnee Mission West 1 Lenexa, Kan. - Hunter in basketball and Hannah in track. It usually takes a while for people to realize they ' re twins. : took women ' s track coach Scott Lorek some time to put the lues together. " I didn ' t even realize they were related until the end of her eshman year, " he said. " That ' s just me being oblivious. " Hannah ' s college career didn ' t start the way she expected, he underwent knee surgery during her senior year of high chool and was still recovering by the start of team practices er freshman year. " Her freshman year was rough from a physical standpoint, " ,orek said. " One of the things that we did - we changed her 3ad leg. " 9HBMV Hannah had been using the same leg to compete in the urdles since she started running in summer meets 12 years arlier. " Freshman year was really bad because I was just getting djusting to it, " Hannah said. " It was just a really big change, had started when I was 6 or 7 and I get to college and your oach says ' You need to switch legs, ' and you ' re like ' What? ' ;ve been doing this for so long. Freshman year was a struggle. " I Hannah has broken the indoor 60-meter hurdle record 3ur times, and finished fourth at the 2006 Mid-America itercoUegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Championships, he also took fifth in the 400-meter hurdles at the same meet, arning All-MIAA Honors in both events. " She is one of those athletes you wish you could clone, " Lorek said. %. % Hunter ' s breakout sophomore season earned him the 2006-2007 MIAA MVP Award. Hunter wm the jBt sopho- more in 12 years to win the award. mi m mwm That season. Hunter averaged 176 points and 7.5 rebounds as the Bearcats won a share of the MIAA regular season title. When Hunter graduated from high school, few college coshes were knocking at his door, despite a 6-foot-8-inch . .. frame - a premium height for college forwards. One concern coaches had about Hunter was his frame. Entering his redshirt season in 2004-2005, Henry weighed in at 170 pounds. " They had concerns about my durability, trying to stay injury-free and being able to hold my own at the Division I level, " Hunter said. ; After a setting up a visit with former Bearcats assistant Darren Vordebruegge, Hunter signed, and he paid dividends. " What makes him unique is a lot of guys who have long arms don ' t necessarily have great hands and he ' s got great hands, " coach Steve Tappmeyer said. " A lot of the stuff we liked about him has come true. " In the end, there ' s is no bitterness. Hunter said. But, he can ' t help but wonder what all of those coaches who never got back to him are thinking now. " I don ' t want to have that attitude, but I mean, you can ' t help but think about it a little bit, " Hunter said. " But I ' m happy where I ' m at. " %iimitmmmfmmi m0fm ' ' ' titmii Hannah and Hunter both make an attempt to see the other compete, but conflicting schedules usually keep those instances limited. " The far away games, i 8d|iagd?t w . ' i ge f Mi?)Hbu t I love watching him play, " Hannah said. " It ' s fun to watch. I hate when I have to miss him. I know our parents struggle with it to because we both play on Saturdays. They do a great job ... trying to make the best of it. " w • Jared Verner and Brett Barger d ■ Katie Pierce Zacharv Jason Alana Johnson Christopher Johnson Jason Johnson Kalev Johnson Aimee Jones Rachael Keathley Douglas Keightley Dylan King Kimherlv Kuhns Jared Lainhart Anthony Leapley Young Lee Erin Loges Thomas Lowe Rachel Ludwig Katie Luers Larissa Maranell Holly Matulka Andrew McCollom Crystal McKeever Kelly McKown Jeffrey McWhirt Ben Mendenhall Ashley Metzger Katherine Meyers Andreas Moth Iversen Amy Naas Haruna Nakamura Linsey Noble Rob O ' Doherty Elisa Orr Emily Otto Adam Palmer Kathleen Patrick Emily Paulsen Katharine Percell Heath Peregrine Jeff Person Sarah Peters Katie Pierce Christopher Pettier Stefani Pulley Matt Rackers Amanda Rice Brett Richey Eric Rickert Jake Ridder 0294 ■ people solo artist discusses his musical interests and life ' s beliefs Writing songs, working at the radio station and Iso the television station, Eric Mackey kept him- ■If very busy on campus. The PERT, Peer Educator in Residence for echnology spent a lot of his time writing h is own usic. He had ail of the equipment necessary to mte and edit music in his room in Dieterich Hall. Mackey got his start at a young age. " 1 bought my first guitar with my birthday ' loney in fifth grade, " Mackey said. " I ' ve been play- ig on and off since then. ' During high school Mackey was involved with a ,ouple o fj? . _ ■ bands, like a Blink 182 cover Being in bands is different than being a solo tist according to Mackey. I " It ' s so hard to have a successful band. Hav- .jg three or four people come together and all care bout it is rare, " Mackey said. " But for one person to o all in, the odds are whatever you choose. I like •eing in control of what ' s happening. " Time was managed well by Mackey. He had a - •ig planner that kept everything in line for him. " All of my worries and stuff are in here. I don ' t lave to think about my tasks, it ' s all in here. " Mackey had three groups that pplied to his music and fan base. Also on the web ite Pure volume he had over 30,000 downloads. i " That makes me really happy that people actu- ' ;llywant it enough to download it, " he said. " ver having a collection of fans is not my goal. " " Mackey also worked for the campus television ' alion working on the production " Open Cham " I think that the show is heading in the right lirection, " he said. " I have high hopes for the sKowT really like the idea of making film and movie s ■— Mackey enjoys being as involved as he is but _ so enjoys time to himself . " I just want to play life like it ' s a game, " Mackey aid. " As soon as everything is done for the Aaf hrow it away and the rest of the time is mine. " _ » ' Chris Lee d • Katie FJ %m $ " • r- : " : ' ? ■■ ' I.. % ' - ' . ' ■ :- ' - !%■ ■;. ; ' v; :! ' ■ . D296 ■ people DD ' ' „- : . ■.- in Afghanistan Brook Veer is dating a patriot. She ' s been ing Aaron Auten since April of 2005, 3 years. He has been deployed to Afghanistan since November 2006. He ' ll be back in March of 2008. " 1 don ' t think I ' ve ever been so excited about one thing before. It ' s probably the first thing I think about when I wake up, it ' s one less day, " Veer said. Auten and Veer met when she was 16 and he was 18, and he had already been enlisted a yeax- She knew what was coming, she just didn ' t k ' when. Auten completed his basic but still had AIT training left in April of 2005. He left for Oklahoma in June that year, two months after they started see- ing each other. " It was frustrating, " Veer said. " We ' d write letters but he was only allowed to call likeSRS T " week. So yeah, we wrote a lot of letters. " While deployed the communication was easier. " We talk on the phone everyday. It ' s only for minutes, but it s everyda gfeg iagWietttkierHe— calls about the same time. " Auten has been stationed outside Kabul, Af- ghanistan during his deployment. While Veer and Auten have been fairly lucky, it ' s still been a hard experience with a lot of ups and downs. " It was scary, when your best friend is leaving. You don ' t know where he ' ll be i ' ' ' ' mow, but not really. Veer saia. saying gooaoye „v.s the worst part. At the airport with him in uni- form and everyone with their families and all these kids, it ' s really hard. " Veer ' s looking forward to him coming home but he ' s got another 3 years left on his c« and so he still could eet deployed. " The best thingrTOvenrst moment he steps off the plane, going to pick him up. This time it ' s going to even better because I haven ' t seen him in nine months. " w ■ Kate Hall d • Katie Pierce M ; « ' A- ' - Everyday Conversations Brooke Veer and Aaron Auten talk on the phone everyday even if it is just for fifteen minutes. They have been dating for three years, out of those three years, they have been apart one. Photo submitted by Brooke Veer Patiently Waiting Brooke Veer waits for her soldier, Aaron Auten, to come back from his service in Afghanistan. " I don ' t think I ' ve ever been so excited about one thing before. It ' s probably the first thing I think about when I wake up, it ' s one less . day. " Photo by Kayleen Vaiide Kamp Soldier Boy Aaron Auten has served in Kabul, Afghanistan since November 2006. When he returns to Marwille in March 2008 he plans to register for classes in the fall. Photo submitted by Brooke Veer brooke veer • 297 D DD rma well known University employee retires in hopes of After twenty years in the food service at the University, a familiar face will be missed by many. Irma Merrick, a University alumna has worked in the food court since 1987. " I was the only cashier in this little area back then, " Mer- rick said. She worked as a cashier that entire time. Known by many, Merrick would always greet you with a smile and some kind words. " I ' ve never had a rude one (student). They are as delightful as you could ask for. They ' ve made me keep going and made life really worth coming to work for and I really appreciate that, " Merrick said. Irma was known by many throughout campus. " I always try and go to her when she is working, " Austin Gray said. " She is the coolest lady ever. " Merrick lived in Residence Hall, now named Roberta Hall while attending the University. The year after she graduated and moved out of a Residence Hall, the back was blown off by a gas storage tank explosion. A student injured in the blast later died as a result of her injuries. Her name was Roberta Steel and that is whom the Hall was renamed for. After graduating in 1949 with a major in physical educa- tion and a minor in home economics Merrick taught at Albia High School in Albia, Iowa and sponsored their cheerleading. ! The next spring she was married to Joe Merrick. They meti at the school where she taught. He passed away in 1968 at the age of 40. Merrick received a job at Eugene Field Elementary School i in Maryville where she taught physical education. In 1969 she was offered a job at Horace Mann on the University campus. She held that job until she retired in 1987. Merrick then started working in the cafeteria. After 20 years of working at the University it was time to move on. " My family thinks my body needs to rest, " Merrick said. Her plans were to help her family and stay active in her church teaching Sunday school and singing in the choir. " I ' ve enjoyed these kids, I ' m going to miss them like every thing. I don ' t care where I go, I run into them. It ' s just been such a good feeling to be able to know these kids, " Merrick said. " This is a good school. " w ■ Chris Lee d ■ Katie Pierc Jennifer Riepe Melissa Robbins Elizabeth Robertson Pamela Robison Sarah Rowan Michael Russell Dan Scheuler Erik Schrader Maura Sheeley Megan Sheelev Kalee Shonk Kara Siefker 0298 • people a Q rs n Sean Smutana Mallorv Smith Kvan Smith Mallorv Stanton Nicholas Stark Kristin Stewart Brandon Swartz Megan Switzer Blake Tade Julie Tarasi Amelia Tegerdine Carvl Terry irma merrick • 299D DD . :t- . ' . w 1300 ■ pi James waltz I student has thrifty style and gift of fabrication James Waltz walks into the Station after a night of work. But he doesn ' t look like he ' s been working, unless he ' s an English professor from the sixties: slacks, a vest, a button down shirt, wing tip shoes, occasionally a hat but not tonight, and always mismatched socks. Waltz said he started dressing that wav in high school. " 1 wanted to dress in a way that looked nice, but I can ' t afford to look nice. So I go to thrift stores. " Waltz was the guy in class who always could have the answer first, if he wanted to. And it ' s not that he read his assignments dutifullv every night, or paid undivided attention to lectures. According to Waltz, his dad gave him the gift of fabrication, and as a result an answer is never far away. There were man ' distinguishing features about Waltz. He played six different instruments includ- ing the piano, violin, harmonica, and the glock- enspiel. He was also a member of a band. Love Always, Charlie, a four-member band that tried to fill the indie nitch. " It ' s Trov ' s brain child, " Waltz said. " Otherwise I ' d call it The Noble Savages. " James started playing instruments in middle school, beginning with the violin. He joined the orchestra and as a senior in high school began plav- ing the keyboard. He played guitar and keyboard, along with other needed instruments, for Love Always, Charlie. Waltz worked in custodial maintenance on campus, a position that he had held for a year and a half and helped pay his tuition. Waltz said food is what he cleaned up after most frequently. " Food seems to be a fairly consistent thing, " Waltz said. " People think others will see them pick- ing it up and think they ' re eating it, so they tend to just leave it. " w ■ Kate Hall d • Katie Pierce James waltz ■ 301 D DD amber comnr volunteer work while studying abroad sparks lifetime interest Studying abroad to most college students means a semes- ter to explore a foreign country while going to classes, not to discover what thev want to do with the rest of their lives. Amber Commer found her calling in life while studying abroad in South Africa from July to Dec. 2006. As only the second student from the university to ever study in South Africa, Commer wanted to go to a place that nobody else had. The opportunity to studv there also allowed her numer- ous chances to interact with local children and adults. One of her experiences was helping children who lived in townships learn how to speak English. " Thev had things called townships where blacks were forced to live during the apartheid years and so they are cur- rently still there and very impoverished, " Commer said. " I got to go there and four or five hours a week and go into this pre-k classroom with about 35 three or four vear olds who don ' t speak a lick of English and try to teach them English for four hours a day. " A community engagement class Commer took while studying in South Africa gave her another chance to work with locals, this time with mentally disabled women. " I worked at a facility for women who are mentally dis- abled and the whole purpose there was to find where there were deficiencies and fill them, " she said, " we worked on fe- male empowerment and what it means to be institutionalized. " After six months in South Africa, Commer and her room- mate took five weeks to travel and camp through sub-Saharan Africa. " We camped out every night in a tent or slept under the stars, " Commer said. " We went up the southern coast of Africa to Namibia, Angola and came back around to Botswana and Zimbabwe. Then my roommate and 1 went to Mozambique together. " Commer came back to the University during the spring semester of 2007 but traveled to the Philippines during the summer as part of Volunteer for the Visayans, a volunteer group she discovered while searching online for organizations abroad. Based in Tacloban City for the summer, she said the point was to get engaged in the community as she worked mainly at the community center. " I did everything from teaching a morning preschool class to running a girls club. We went on medical missions and on Fridays we did nutritional things, " Commer said. While in the Philippines, Commer and others planned a fund raiser for the organization, including finding local bands to play at a concert. " It was called Rock the Community and we had to orga- 0302 • people DD nize the bands that would come, " she said. " They were all loca bands. I don ' t even think you could find their name on the Internet. " Tacloban City is heavily impoverished, according to Com mer, where most people make 100 pesos or $2 a day and it is not uncommon to have over 10 family members living togethe in a house, such as the house she stayed at where 15 member; of the same family staved together. " We had 15 people living in our household. 15, all family members, " Commer said. " Four children, five grandchildren, two nephews, two cousins, our nanay and papay, and their siblings. " The majority of homes are basic concrete structures or made from corrugated tin and running water is rare, accordin to Commer. " By American standards it would be considered a slum. My house was lucky, we had running water, " Commer said. " But you didn ' t have anything like a shower so when you took a shower you used a spigot and you literally used a bucket so it was bucket showers. It was always cold water, they don ' t have hot water there. " During her time there, Commer said she learned how to eat rice which is a staple of meals. She also learned to apprec ate the food they ate. " When we would want a mango, our nanay, our mother ir the house, would just go cut it off the mango tree in the back- yard. Or if she was cooking chicken, she would go kill one of her chickens, " Commer said. " It ' s very almost primitive but it makes you appreciate the food more because you realize oka you wanted a mango, go get it from the mango tree or you want the jack fruit, go get it. " Now that Commer is back at the University, she is active in Big Brothers, Big Sisters with a little sister named Jasmine. On campus, she is involved in the Vagina Monologues, a pla held annually to raise awareness of women ' s issues. Even though she will graduate with a degree in elemental education and planned on going to graduate school to help impoverished communities abroad or in the United States, Commer said she doubted she would ever teach. Instead she said she would probably spend the rest of her life traveling and helping those less fortunate than her. " My desire is to just work with people who aren ' t as well off as I am and the fact of the matter is that ' s about 99.9 percent of the entire world, " Commer said. " I don ' t think it matters where I go because there ' s a whole lot of people who need a whole lot of help. " w ■ Jessica Nelson d • Katie Pier 4 r :m - AmbtT ComincT holds up three African masks she bought while on a five week safari in Africa during 2006. Commer tudied abroad in South Africa and ' unleered in the Philippines. Plwlo hy ticn Nelson anine Whitt Anthony Williams Itivvana Williams Clifton Wilson Kall ' Jo Wolfe omovoshi Yoshimura amber commer ■ 303D DD km 0304 • perspective The autumn leaves fell from trees as students walked to their classes. The beauty of campus was apparent to students and faculty as winter hit a few months later. A fresh layer of white snow covered the sidewalks and streets. There was an increase in man ' s best friend on campus. Northwest Advocates for Animal Awareness sponsored " dog days " to get students closer to faculty and staff. The campus was a home away from home for many and held memories of fun times, athletics and friends; making the University closer than you think, w ■ Kylie Guier d • Katie Pierce Friends Wall Above: Symbols of time, country and familv names enhance the wall of friends at the International Plaza. The wall was another symbol of the University ' s closeness. Plioto by Kayleen Vande Kamp Shimmering Scene Left: The fountain in Coldcn Pond sprays during a chillv October afternoon. Colden Pond was formerly known as Lamkin Lake in November 1942. Photo by Katie Pierce division • 305D DO Night Lights At night, the Bell Tower stands out like a beacon in the middle of campus The lights were added in 2004 when the [ovver was renovated P ;iifii In Iciiiiifcr Rwpc .- ' -viftr - ' DSOB • perspective I an artistic look into the corners of campus I ml Fine View A new ptTspcctivo of thr Dc I uco line Arts Buildin;; luokin;; through .1 inetal sculpture outside the l-ire Arts Building, The fire arts building has been the neighbor of the fine arts building since 2006 Photo hu Kniic Pu ' nc i rS I Rainy Bloom During a week of excessive rainfall in October, bright orange caps covered the ground around a tree. Without identification the rule of thumb has been to avoid anything not white. Plwlo lui Jeiiiiifer Riepe Ivory Bliss The grand piano on the second floor of the Union is a musical to the ballroom Photo In Kai lcai Vaiidc Kamp gallery -3070 DD ili M ' ■ ' Campus Centerpiece Station Shadows The Administration Building stands in Sunlight beams onto the sidewalk ni the morning sunlight. It still stood even the Station. A coffee shop and sn l after fire destroyed the west wing and convenience store were available ' a theater located in the back portion in 1979. Photo In Chris Lee students 24 hours a day. Photo in !• J 308 ■ perspective Relative Varie s - The yews around campus provide color and variety in the fall and winter landscape. Paclitaxel, a drug used to treat breast and lung cancer, was derived from related plants. Photo In Jennifer Riepe Calming Reflection The sun sets over Colden Pond on a cool, crisp, autumn evening. The pond was a site for canoe races many years ago, now it is a calming environment for students to relax and forget about classwork. Plwlo by Kni leen Vandc Kaiup Spherical Wonder If you take a closer look in the union you will find that there are many treasures waiting to be found. The abstract sphere gave the second floor a twist of excitement. PJtoto in Knyli ' i ' ii Vnnde Kninp Centennial Symbol As our world changed more and more we sometimes forgot our past. The Centennial Sculpture was a constant reminder that we had moved forward. Photo by Kaykcu Vancic Kainp AV-., » ' ' i| 4 ' I )310 • perspective . Jjjj : ' ifl| . ■ » - i H k. W • Waterfall Water bursts from one of the fountains in the Centennial Garden Hie garden, located near South Complex was built m 2003 and provided color and -.erenitv for Unexpected Beauty Bromcliads are nearly plam green, a ' .e shaped plants with surprising bloom . The colorful bracts lasted tor weeks inside the Universitv greenbou ' -e ' ;. ' . ' gallery -311 Cold water Water runs down the stream near Colden Pond. The seasons first snow was followed by a severe ice storm the next week causing the University to cancel a day of finals. Photo by Chris Lee Ice Everywhere Tree limbs and power lines covered in ice fall to the ground near the Fine Art Building. An ice storm hit the campus and community leaving many residents and students without electricity for days. Photo by Chris Lee Dormant Courts The nets stand in the cool fall weather on the tennis courts in the middle of campus. They were home to tournaments held by the Northwest Tennis teams. Photo by ]ared Veriier gallery -3130 DD New Surface Bearcat Stadium received a new surface and lights during the summer. The field was named after Mel Tjeerdsma. The new turf replaced the grass and was expected to last for a long time. Photo by Chris Lee Golden Pond Colden pond is seen through a classroom window. The pond was located right next to Colden Hall and could be seen out of a majority of the classrooms. Photo by jnred . - ' fe W ' " III i . Reflection Garrett Strong can be seen in | reflection off of B.D. Owens Library. M ' and science classes were held in Gorjl Strong. Plwto by Kenneth Larabee | l314 • perspective Light Beams Light pours in through the windows of Colden Hall. Pliolo by jared Vcnivr gallery • 315U DD ' f f miiiijll imiiiv iii lioi; - i ' Pump it Up The Bearcat Marching Band huddles X-. together before the football game against : ' Truman State. The band marched onto .1 the field before every game. PJwto by Cynthia Malone ■..«sw»fa : .v : - ? ' ? 45i- ' Vi« Running Water Pump The kissing bridge stretches over the Water runs out of a pump near Colden water leading into Colden Pond. Students Pond. Students liked to sit and study on still spoke of the myth about the kissing warm days. They could also feed the fish bridge and finding true love on it. Photo in the pond. Photo by Jessica Nelson by ]arod Clarke mt:. DSIB • perspective . id 1 1 f •••-. ' Leaves sit under ice after an ice storm hit campus and the town of Maryville. Power was lost and finals were cancelled for a day causing many students to stay a day or two longer before going home for Christmas break. Phoio In Katie Pierce Abraham Lincoln In 1959 a night watchman shot the statue thinking it was a real person. In 1985 vandals stole the head of the statue for the second time in two years. Plwlo by Jessica Nelson gallery -3170 School Bell The bell from Brown Hall sits atop newly constructed frame. The structur| sat behind Brown Hall and was completei during the summer of 2007. Photo b Jessica Nelson 1318 ■ perspective ji9%; ' i: UUSk .•r- ; . ■ " .J Jf ■■ ' itafC Fallen Over A tree lies on the ground near Robortn Hall. Tree branches and power lines could be seen laying on the ground all over campus after an ice storm hit. Pholo In Kntie Picnr y " ' i ' ' SOUTH COMPIIX Fif SIDfNCf KALI fiflOK RICHARDSON WILSON Elementary School Brown Hall housed the Horace Mann school on campus. Education majors were given the opportunity to get teaching experience there. Plioto by Jessica Nelson Dorm Life Sunlight hits the sign outside of South Complex. The hall housed upper classmen as well as international students. Photo In Jessica Nelson gallery ■ 3190 DD Police Line A police line remains outside the liome of Zeb and Bobbi Jo Stinnett December 20, 2004 in Skidmore, Mo. Bobbi Jo was murdered December 16, 2004 in her home and her unborn baby Victoria Jo Stinnett cut from her womb and transported across state Unes to the home of Lisa Montgomery who was arrested and charged with l idnapping resulting in murder on December 17. Plwto courtesy of The Northwest Missourmn 0320 • perspective DD Title is capitalized Skidmore is a small, quiet town in Missouri where Bobbi Jo Stinnett was murdered by Lisa Montgomery in 2004. 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" It has taken nearly three years for istice in the case of Bobbie Jo Stinnett ' s under, " Beckv Harper, Stinnett ' s lother, read from a prepared statement Uh Bobbie Jo ' s husband, Zeb Stinnett, her side. " During that time, many oople vorked very hard to bring this ise to a close, and we are grateful for uir dedication. " The jury returned its verdict shortly tter noon, after less than five hours of eliberation. The jury affirmed every atutory aggravating factor would war- mt a death sentence. The factors included: Montgomery itentionally killed Stinnett; she know- it;lv inflicted " serious bodily injury " by rangling Stinnett with a rope before mg a kitchen knife to perform a crude --arean section; Stinnett ' s pregnancy .. Je her especially vulnerable; the t was carried out in a " heinous and praved " manner; and the act was pre- editated. The jury also voted " yes " on the It. stion of whether Stinnett ' s death flicted injury, loss and harm to innett ' s family. No jurors agreed with e defense ' s claims that Montgomery id serious mental illness at the time the crime, had seen improvements mental stability while in custody or Hild continue a significant loving rela- Tship with her family if sentenced to ;n prison. As Kevin Montgomery, Lisa ' s hus- band, attempted to leave the courthouse, he entered into a confrontation with waiting media. " Get the camera out of my face, please, 1 asked you nice once, " Mont- gomery said to one journalist. " The prosecutors gave you a circus, " Montgomery said. " It was pretty bad when you think there ' s a winner in this. " One reporter asked Montgomery if he still loved his wife. " Are you married? " Montgomery asked. " She ' s my friend, she ' s my wife. When you get married you take a prom- ise. I don ' t take that lightly. " Lead defense attorney Fred Ducha- rdt is in the process of drafting an appeal. Duchardt will appeal on the grounds that Federal District Judge Gary A. Fenner refused to allow the testimony of University of Pennsylvania psychia- trist Ruben Gur. " It ' s a sad, sad day, " Duchardt said. " A lady who ' s really sick was involved in something really terrible. We couldn ' t be more saddened by the result. The defense doctors were top-notch in what they saw in Lisa. Obviously, the jury had a hard time getting past the gravity of the offense. " The prosecution argued that Mont- gomery planned the kidnapping because she feared losing child support benefits and custody of her four children to ex- husband Carl Boman. The defense countered that a history of teenage sexual abuse from stepfather Jack Kleiner; her biological father John Patterson ' s abandonment of her and her sister Patty Baldwin at a young age and a lifetime of emotional abuse from mother Judy Shaughnessv resulted in mental disease and delusion. Whitworth deemed the case a vic- tory over what he in his closing argu- ment called the " abuse excuse. " " I just think as a society, we can ' t let the fact that people had bad parents or didn ' t have a good childhood be used as an excuse to go out and commit violent felonies, " Whitworth said. " Somebody commits a serious crime and they ' ll drudge up things that happened 20, 30 years ago and say That ' s the reason for it and you should let me off. ' When asked to describe Montgom- ery, Whitworth said " She ' s a cold-blood- ed killer. " U.S. attorney John Wood expressed thanks to law enforcement authorities for ensuring the safety of Victoria Jo Stinnett. " We are confident that justice has been served in this case, " said Wood. " It is hard to imagine a better example of law enforcement cooperation than the efforts that led to the successful rescue of baby Victoria Jo from her mother ' s killer. " Nodaway County Sheriff Ben Espey responded first to Flarper ' s Dec. 16, 2004, 911 call from Bobbie Jo ' s home. As he waited Thursday afternoon for the jury to return a sentence, he reflected on the cooperation of law enforcement agencies. Authorities safely recovered Victoria Jo within 20 hours of issuing an Amber Alert. " I ' m not afraid to ask for help, " Espey said. " I didn ' t wait 24 hours to ask for assistance, it was done immediately. If it would ' ve been just one agency, we wouldn ' t have been recognized. " Montgomery now becomes only the second female prisoner on federal death row. She joins Angela Johnson, who awaits the death penalty in Texas, w • Sean Comer d ■ Erik Schrader k nnini mag 321 D DD r N 11 T! rS (0 CJ r O L H-J - tu " T3 O -l-J n G O • H -4— ' rt C l-H IL -l-i c t— H V. ? J-l 4— » -, O Dh V. (-0 unknown motives Spears ' unanticipated decisions Between losing custody of her two young boys, shaving her head and numerous short-lived rehab stints, Britney Spears still managed to release an album. The album " Blackout " was released in Oct. and debuted at number two on the U.S. Billboard 200 charts and sold 290,000 copies. Despite criticism toward her personal life, critics praised Spears ' album and Rolling Stone gave her 3.5 out of 5 stars. The first single " Gimme More " became her most successful single in the U.S. since her debut " Hit Me Baby One More Time. " Spears opened the MTV Video Music Awards with an awkward performance of her single " Gimme More. " The performance received much media attention and was dubbed a huge disap- pointment by fans and critics. " It was really sad to watch that, " student Kacee Smith said. " I was all psyched that she was making a comeback and then she comes out looking awful and she couldn ' t even lip svnc right. " On Jan. 3 police were called to Spears ' s home when she refused to hand her sons over to Kevin Federline ' s representatives. She was held for psy- chiatric evaluation for two days. Spears ' s was said to have a severe case of bipolar disorder. On Jan. 31 the court placed Spears under a conservatorship of her father Jamie Spears. Her manager Sam Lutfi was accused of drugging her and issued a restrain- ing order. w • Kylie Guier -r| jailtime starlets not just playing inmates On June 3, hotel heiress Paris Hilton began her 23 day jail sentence. Hilton was sentenced to 45 days for violating her 2006 probation after being ar- rested for drunk driving. She was allowed a lighter sentence for good behavior. Reality star Nicole Richie and actress Lindsay Lohan also spent time in jail for alcohol related offenses. Richie served 82 minutes for driving the wrong way down a freeway while under the influ- ence. Lohan served 84 minutes in an Los Angeles county jail for her drunk driving offense. Due to overcrowding in L.A. prisons, arrestees sentenced to jail time less than 30 days usually serve 12 hours. w • Kylie Guier [J 322 ■ perspective DD the writer strike viewers watching re-runs during new seasons On Nov. 5 the Writer ' s Guild of America went on strike. The labor unions represented film, television and radio writ- er ' s working in the United States. Over 12,000 writers joined ,, the strike. The strike was against the Alliance of Motion Pic- Ij ture and Television Producers, which represented the interest of 397 American film and television producers. I Due to the strike, the 65th annual Golden Globe awards ' were announced at a press conference instead of the tradition al awards ceremony. According to NBC Nightly News on Jan. 13, the strike hac already cost the entertainment industry $1 billion. The strike halted all production of new shows such as " Desperate House wives " and " Grey ' s Anatomy. " On Feb. 12 the Writer ' s Guild members elected to lift the restraining order and declare the picket lines closed. The writer ' s returned to work for television shows on Feb. 13 w • Kylie Guier around picket lines awards handed out despite writer ' s strike The 14th annual Screen Actor ' s Guild Awards took place on Jan. 27. Since the actor ' s had been supportive of the Writ- er ' s Guild of America strike, the WGA signed a waiver for the Screen Actor ' s Guild award show so actors would not have to cross picket lines. The movie " Into the Wild " received the most nominations with four. In television, " Ugly Betty, " " The Sopranos " and " 30 Rock " all had 3 nominations. Daniel Day-Lewis won Out- standing Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role and dedi- cated the award to the memory of fellow actor Heath Ledger. Julie Christie won Outstand- ing Performance by a Female Actor in a Lead- ing Role for the movie " Away From Her. " w • Kylie Guier Outstanding Performance Daniel Day-Lewis holds his SAG Award durij the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awa in Los Angeles, California, Sunday, January I 2008. P ki o fcy Graylock Ahaca Press MCT I Heath Ledger passes away unexpected event leaves many fans bewildered and sad On 22 Ac.idomv Aworci Nomi- ici " Heath Ledger was found dead n his Lower Manhattan apartment. idgers masseuse and housekeeper oiind him naked and face down on his H ' d. Police said prescription pills were ound near his bodv and no foul play t ' l ' ined to be in ol ' ed. The actor was 28-vears-old and had two vear old daughter with his former iancee and " Brokeback Mountain " co- tar Michelle Williams. Ledger starred nsuch movies as " 10 Things I Hate Vbout You, " " Monster ' s Ball " he just inished " The Dark Knight. " He was lominated for an Oscar and Golden lobe for his portra ' al of a ranch hand lat has a love affair with another man Brokeback Mountain. " Ledger called off his engagement his " Brokeback Mountain " co-star Michelle Williams in Nov. Thev had a aughter named Matilda Rose and she ras 2-vears-old when Ledger died. Ledger ' s autopsv confirmed that he died of an overdose of sleeping pills. ources said that Ledger had a sleeping disorder and pneumonia when he died nd that all of the pills found in his apartment were prescribed to him. r- Kvlie Guier American Idol Season Six hairstyles and great performers steal the stage Shocking Death Actor Heath Ledger was found dead in New York, on Jan. 22. Ledger poses during the photo call for ' I ' m Not There ' at the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italv. Photo In Grcgorio Binuyn Abiicn Press MCT The sixth season of the popular show American Idol kicked off on Jan. 16 with nearh 38 million viewers tuning in. A little ovetiour months later Jordin Sparks from Arizona was declared the vinner o er Blake Lewis. A new record of 74 million x ' oters called in to vote. However, the most talked about contestant on the sixth season of the show was Sanjava Malakar. Manv criticized Malakar for passing through the rounds because of his looks and unique hairstyles rather than for his singing talent. Web sites like " Vote for the Worst " encouraged fans to vote for Malakar as a joke to fix the show. Eventuallv Malakar was voted off and only six remained. " Sanjava was awful! " Miranda Turner said. " 1 couldn ' t believe he was still on that long. 1 could sing better than he can. All of the little pre-teen girls were voting for him just because they thought he was cute. " w ■ Kvlie Guier famous babies Hollywood finds lots of love It was a busy year for women in Hollywood. Numerous actresses an- nounced that they were pregnant throughout the year including- Jessica Alba, Christina Aguilera and Nicole Richie. Halle Berrv announced that she and her super model boyfriend were expecting. Berry was 41-years-old when she confirmed her pregnancy. On Jan. 8 Nicole Kidman, 40, confirmed that she and her country singer husband Keith Urban were expecting a child. Jennifer Lopez gave birth to twins on Feb. 22 with husband Mark Anthony at the age of 38. Perhaps, the most controversial pregnancv was the announcement that Britney Spears ' 16-year-old sister and Nickelodeon star Jamie Lvnn Spears was pregnant. Jamie Lynn ' s show " Zoey 101 " was one of the highest rated in Nick- elodeon history. Questions about the biological father arose and added more fire to the controversy. w • Kvlie Guier classics return movies of the past reappear The year saw the return of many movies. " Live Free or Die Hard " was the fourth installment of the Die Hard movies. The story took place 19 years after the first film. The movie had the best opening day sales of anv film in the franchise. " I loved Die Hard, " Ashlee Scott said. " I didn ' t even realize how long it was because the action and everything was so good. Bruce Willis did really good for an older guy. " Sylvester Stallone starred in the fourth installment of the Rambo series at the age of 61. Harrison Ford, 65, also cashed in bv starring in the fourth In- diana Jones movie titled " Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. " w • Kylie Guier mini maq • 323D DD s ■i-i l-H u 4—1 C OS O u. A !1J •— H -o rt TO C O c 5 ■i-j n3 z ■ c _o -1— 1 u 4— ' ■1-1 o ex shootings mall shoppers shaken Two separate shootings oc- curred at malls in the nearby cit- ies of Omaha, Neb. and Kansas City, Mo. this year. On April 29th, three people were shot and killed by David W. Logsdon at Ward Parkway in Kansas City. Two other people were injured in the shooting. Logsdon shot an elderly woman and stole her car. He then continued to the Ward Parkway shopping center where police shot him. Robert A. Hawkins shot and killed eight people and then himself on Dec. 5th at Westroads Mall in Omaha. Hawkins was 19-years-old and left a suicide note. Five other people were injured in the shoot- ing that police called " premedi- tated and without provocation. " Five women were shot and killed at a Lane Bryant clothing outlet in Tinley Park, 111. on Feb. 11. The gunman was said to be a black male with cornrows. w • Kylie Guier Warm Welcome Missouri Governor Matt Blunt shakes hands with residents staying at the Community Center after the i( storm hit Maryville in December. Blunt came to speak and survey the damage. Photo by Chris Lee Blunt statement about election Missouri governor doesn ' t seek to return for second term Missouri governor Matt Blunt announced in January that he would not be running for a second term. Blunt had set aside millions of dollars for a re-election campaign, making his decision even more surprising. The governor said he would not run again because he had already done all he had set out to do in his four years as governor. Blunt also indicated he wanted to devote more time to his family. Blunt faced criticism from his first months as governor. Recent polls showed that he was trailing behind Democratic Attorney General Jay Nixon, who spent years campaigning against Blunt. w ■ Amy Naas Shameful Walk Nicholas Rosencrans, one of two men charged with second degree murder of Donald Ray Gardner Jr. is led out of court by a sheriff ' s deputy. Courtesy of tlic Nortliwest Missotirian murder in Maryville two charged accomplices leave one man dead A Maryville man was found dead on Nov. 16. His body was dumped in an empty lot near a trash collector. Donald Ray Gardener Jr. was later identified ; the deceased. Gardener, age 46, was a cook at Gray ' s Truck Stop and Restau- rant. Maryville residents Erik Romig, 26, and Nicholas Rosencrans, 21, were arrested for Gardener ' s murder. An argument led to an altercation between Gardener and the two men at Romig ' s rented house. Authorities said Garden ' was beaten to death. A trail of blood from Gardener ' s beaten body led police Romig ' s house at 1020 E. First Street. w • Kylie Guier 0324 ■ perspective Kelsey Smith abduction Kansas teen ' s disappearance prompts national media attention On jiino 2, Kelsev Smith Irom Ovvil.ind l iik, Kan. was abducted from a Target parking lot beiiind the Oak l irk Mall by 26-year-old Edwin K. 1 Kill. Smith ' s family spent countless hours trying to find her and e en more raising awareness of her disappearance. Web sites like and Three days later Smith ' s body was found near Long ievv Lake in southern Jackson County. De- tectives found her body because a cell phone ping originated from the area. The cause of death was de- termined to be strangulation. Smith ' s death received national media attention from CNN, FOXNews and MSNBC. r.dwin R. I lall was charged with premeditated first-degree murder and aggravated kidnapping. 1 lall was also indicted on charges of rape and aggravated sodomy which made him eligible for the death sen- tence. w • Kylie Guier Mandarian argument leaves one dead A Mandarin restaurant cook was accused of shooting and killing a co- Worker on Dec. 3. Jorge Saavedra-Perez i vas charged with second-degree murder of Jaime Alejandro Zamudio-Hernandez. The men had an argument that resulted in Perez shooting Zamudio-Her- nandez in the left shoulder. Perez fled the scene and was found by police in IWinona, Minn, after his vehicle had slid bff the road in a snowstorm. Perez was brought back to Mar ' ville to stand trial. .V • K lie Guier No Passage The Mandarin was shut down for the investigations of the shooting to take place. All costumers within the restaurant were asked to leave on December 3. It didn ' t take long for the situation to resolve. Courtesi of the Northwcul Mif,iourian city council shooting Kirkw ood contractor feud ends in violence tOn Feb. 7 52-vear-old Charles Thornton walked into a ty council meeting in Kirkwood Mo. and shot and killed ro police officers, two council members and the city ' s public !.vorks director before he was shot and killed by police officers. Thornton was a contractor in a feud with local officials. Thornton also shot the mayor twice in the head hospital- zing him. Thornton had a long history of arguments with city lifficials over a long list of code violations, fines and citations. Thornton was convicted in 2006 of disorderly conduct ' ifter twice disrupting city council meetings. Thornton had " omplained that city officials were harassing his business. A month before the shooting a judge dismissed a law- |.uit by Thornton saving that his constitutional rights of free •peech were violated at the meetings. ■ Chris Lee new village in Maryville foundation looks to housing shopping The University ' s Board of Regents approved a pro- posed plan of building a shopping and living area in Maryville. The " Village at Northwest " would consist of offices, stores, restaurants, houses and apartments. The village would be built on land across campus on the west side of Icon Road that is owned by the North- west Foundation. The idea for the village was influenced by similar areas being built by college campuses across the country. Supporters of the plan hoped the village would pro- vide a place where students and alumni can easily partici- pate in both campus and community environments. vv • Amv Naas mini maq • 325D DO - -i-i G P-1 OS O ct3 O r aj 1 -o 03 G u O T) • «— I . rt d ;-i u ' U 4-1 C h-H ? (A -M Vi o (X on V Advanced Technology As if the iPhone wasn ' t cool enough, the Vibe Duo headset from V-Moda can help take it to the next level The iPhone features a multitude of abilities from gaming to navigation. Photo by V-Moda MCT iPhone huge line for release Apple Inc. released the long-awaited iPhone on June 29 following an announce- ment made by CEO Steve Jobs in January. Apple said they sold 270,000 iPhones within the first 30 hours of release. Nearly 2 million had been sold by the end of October. The iPhone featured a touch-screen, camera and media player. The phone also offers Wi-Fi connectivity that allows the user to surf the internet and check e-mail through a version of the Sa- fari browser. Apple also released the iPod Touch and a new versioi of the iPod Nano in the wake of the iPhone craze. w ■ Amy Naas Minneapolis bridge collapse causes call for inspections A horrific bridge collapse in Minneapolis took the lives of 13 people and injured 100 more. A design flaw in the Interstate 35W bridge caused it to crumble in sections to the Mississippi River on Aug. 1. Dozens of vehicles plummeted into the river along with chunks of concrete and metal. The collapse happened at 6:05 p.m. in the midst of rush hour traffic. The bridge was being repaired for guardrail replacement and joint work, shutting down two of the eight lanes. It took over three weeks to find all the victims. Divers from the Navy and the FBI assisted in the recovery process. The National Transportation Safety Board reported in January that the gusset plates used to connect steel beams were mistakenly designed half their normal thickness. w • Amy Naas Student rampages campus shootings strike fear into students On April 16 tragedy struck the campus of Virginia Tech when student Seung-Hui Cho shot 32 student and staff mem- bers to death. The massacre was the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history. Cho shot his first victims at 7:15 a.m. at West Ambler Johnston Hall and his other victims two hours later in Norris Hall across campus. Cho, a 23-year-old senior English major, had been accused of stalking two female students and was declared mentallv ill bv a Virginia special justice. During the two attacks, five faculty members and 27 stu- dents were killed. Seventeen others were injured from gun- shot wounds and 6 were injured after jumping out of second- story windows to escape. On Feb. 14 Steven Kazmierczak entered Cole Hall at Northern Illinois University and opened fire. Sixteen people were injured and six were killed, including the gunman. Kazmierczak used a shotgun and 3 handguns in the shoo ing. He smuggled the weapons into the building with a guitai case. The school was placed on lockdown and classes were cancelled until Feb. 25. w • Kylie Guier IIII326 • perspective DD protests to reduce charges on the Jena Six nationwide marches arise in response to second-degree battery by six african-americans t Civil rights proved to still be on issue ot concern after rotests occurred across the nation related to incidents that appened in Jena, l.a. On Sept. 20, between 10 and 20,000 marchers protested in lena against racial discrimination, while similar protests hap- pened in many U.S. cities. The march came nine months alter Justin Barker, a white :eenager at Jena High School, was badly beaten by six black eenagers who came to be known as the Jena Six. The beating (Vas in response to the hanging of three nooses in a schoolyard tree that typically only white students sat under. Several race- related incidents also occurred between the hanging of the nooses and the Barker ' s beating. The Jena Six were initially charged with attempted second- degree murder, but the charges were later reduced to second- degree battery. The protests and online petitions were the response of those who felt the Jena Six were treated unfairly because of their race. w • Amy Naas arson ' s planned wildfires to engulf California countless homes consumed by fires said to have been setup by several individuals This year, California suffered some of the worst wild- fires in American history. Fourteen lives were claimed and 508,000 acres were destroyed including 1,600 homes. With a total of 23 fires, investigators felt that some were the result of arson. The Buckweed Fire, which burned 38,000 acres, was started by a young boy playing with matches. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said he would do his best to catch the arsons responsible for each fire. The Santiago Fire was started in two separate areas and gave reason to investigators that these fires were deliberate- ly started. The two areas were strategically placed factoring wind and other geographical views. However, the fires were not all started by arsons. Winds topping 100 mph helped the fires spread quickly. Overall, the fires lasted 19 davs and caused over a million people to evacuate, w • Danny Schill enator Craig 1 ' Idaho Senator pleaded guilty to avoid unnecessary problems. Craig was arrested at the inneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Photo by Courtesy Senator ' s Website MCT Idaho senator Craig denied motion leaves him guilty Republican Idaho Senator Larrv Craig pleaded guilty in August for disorderly conduct in an airport bathroom in June. An undercover policeman arrested Craig at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport after he tried to solicit sex from the officer in the men ' s rest room. The senator denied that he was looking for sex and sai d he only pleaded guilty to avoid a mess. The senator later filed to withdraw his guilty plea, but his motion was denied. He said he never had been gay and denied reports from other men saying they participated in sexual acts with the senator. Craig decided to serve the remainder of his term as senator until the 2008 election but will not run for another term, w • Amy Naas mini mag 327 D an - a • 1—4 -I- ' - u O c o n3 O 7 — O resignation Castro finally steps down On Feb. 19 Fidel Castro an- nounced his resignation from his position as the President of Cuba after 49 years in power. Castro ' s rule ended on Feb. 24 after parliament chose his brother Raul as his replacement. With the vote, Castro ' s 49 years as head of Cuba came to an end. He retained his post as a lawmaker and as head of the Communist Party. Castro said he was relieved to step down as Cuba ' s president. He said his conscience was clear and he promised himself a vacation. w ■ Chris Lee real pirates sea problems increase Worldwide pirate attacks shot up 14 percent in one year during the first seven months of 2007. Somalia and Nigeria were among the most heavily affected areas, thanks to their poorlv moni- tored waters and unstable govern- ment. Several of the attacks turned deadly when pirates did not get what thev wanted. Some ships traveling for humanitarian pur- poses were even attacked. The World Food Program began using more air deliveries in Somalia after pirates captured one of their ships for over a month. Indonesia remained the worst area for pirate attacks, suffering 37 attacks from January to Septem- ber. The International Maritime Bureau urged ships to avoid the Somali and Nigerian coasts due to the level of violence. w ■ Amy Naas skin cancer cure oxygen-rich STA-4783 causes cancer cells to die off Doctors announced in October that a new drug would hopefully be a vast innovation in the treatment of skin cancer. The new drug, STA-4783, at- tacked cancer cells with chemicals dominantly containing oxygen, which caused the cells to die off. Cancer cells differ from regular cells in that they have more difficulty controlling their own level of oxygen. Oxygen levels are already high in cancer cells, which would make overloading them with enough oxygen to die even! easier. STA-4783 had no effect on norma cells, allowing for few side effects. Initial studies showed that the drug doubled the time that advanced mela noma patients survived before their cancer worsened. Doctors hoped that the drug could eventually work as a cure for skin cancer. Melanoma is one of the deadliest and most unique cancers. w • Amy Naas deadly annual mudslides Bangladesh weather slides downward causing many loss- Bangladesh ' s annual monsoon season turned deadly for at least 135 people during the month of June. Heavy rains slammed into Chit- tagong, collapsing its many hillsides and making it the worst city affected. Dozens of shacks were flattened by mud slides, causing 119 deaths. Lightning strikes were also responsible for over ten deaths in addition to the many casualties from flooding and mud slides. Around 1,000 people who lost their homes in the disaster were given food and water by charities and government agencies. Concrete school buildings served as a shelter for hundreds of people who had to flee dangerous areas. Cyclones and floods kill hundred of people in Bangladesh yearly, w ■ Amy Naas Miss Puerto Rico sabotaged pepper sprayed makeup and dress causes problems Ingrid Marie Rivera was crowned Miss Puerto in San Juan on Nov. 23 despite having her gown and makeup coated with pepper spray. Rivera said she believed one of her 29 rivals in the competition tried to sabotage her and she had to lie down after the competition to ice her face. The pepper spray caused swelling and for Rivera to break out in hives. The original investigation re- vealed no evidence of pepper spray or other chemicals on the gown. Detectives said they felt Rivera was telling the truth. Eventually the investigation concluded that Rivera was telling the truth and her gown and makeup had been dosed with pepper spray. w ■ Kylie Guier D328 ■ perspective DD Mattel recalls toys with lead paint Chinese manufactured toys called back due to health hazards Tov company M.ittol rocallod over 10 mil- ion China-manufactured tuys from August o September after the toys posed possible leaith hazards duo to tiie use of lead paint. A recall of 9 million to ' s in August was nade in order to prevent health problems, not ' ccause injuries had been reported, according 1 the Consumer Product Safety Commission. ince 2003, at least one U.S. child had died nd 19 others have had surgeries after swal- i ing to ' magnets. Mattel stopped selling recalled products and ordered retailers to do the same. Wal- Mart pulled recalled toys from the shelves and stopped registers from selling selected items. Recalls of China-made tovs began in June when RC2 Corp discovered high levels of lead paint in Thomas Friends wooden train sets. Marvel Toys and Dolgencorp were among other companies that pulled China-made toys with lead-paint, w • Am ' Naas iteresting Revelation closet case Dumbledore character gay Harry Potter fans received a sur- prise revelation from author J.K. Row- ling, who revealed a beloved character was gay in October. Rowling told a crowd of U.S. fans that wise Hogwarts headmaster, Albus Dumbledore, was gay during a reading at Carnegie Hall. The shock- ing revelation soon popped up on news and fan sites across the world and was a topic of debate and discus- sion for weeks to come. Dumbledore ' s sexuality was never brought up in the books or the movie adaptations of the series, which ended on July 21 when the final book Rowling confesses to a crowd of U.S. Harrv Potter fans that Dumbledore TArac rplpaspH :.iv character in her book series. Many fans were in shocked to hear this Jod information. Photo bv Linda D. Epitem MCT W • Amy Naas trapped miners in Africa Over 3,200 miners who were trapped in a St)uth African gold mine made it to safety after being stranded over a mile under- ground. The miners became trapped when a pressur- ized air pipe fell down a shaft and damaged an elevator. It took over 24 hours for rescuers to retrieve the miners, who were near a ventilation opening so that food and water could be delivered. A small cage with a capacity of 75 peo- ple brought the miners to the surface. The first round of miners was rescued 19 hours after the accident occurred. The rescued miners were exhausted and hun- gry, but there were miracu- lously no injuries. The mine, owned by Harmony Gold Mining Co., produced about 1,300 pounds of gold monthly and was the third-largest gold mine in South Africa. w • Amy Naas ienazir Bhutto murdered after campaign rally Drmer Pakistan Prime Minister assassinated either by several shots or triggered explosives Benazir Bhutto, a Pakistani politi- an, was murdered while leaving a akistan ' s Peoples Party campaign rally I n Dec. 27. Bhutto had addressed party ' jpporters before the January parlia- iientary elections. I After climbing in to her bulletproof ;hicle, Bhutto stood up through the inroof to wave to the crowd. A gun- man standing behind the vehicle fired three shots with a pistol. Immediately afterward someone detonated explosives killing 20 people. There were numerous stories about how Bhutto really died since her hus- band would not allow an autopsy or post-mortem exam for more details. The Interior Ministry of Pakistan said " Bhut- to was killed when she tried to duck back into the vehicle, and the shock waves from the blast knocked her head into a lever attached to the sunroof, fracturing her skull. " She was the first woman elected to lead a Muslim state and had been Prime Minister of Pakistan twice, w • Kvlie Guier mini nnaq • 329D an c B G ;- C u O H-1 od G O -i-i rt L Z c 1) C -T o -4— ' LH c u W ■i-t 13 1— 1 L J t 5 O Oh Marion Jones Olympian gone bad Proud Pose Marion Jones at tlae 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece. Photo by Roiiiicy Turner Former Olympian Marion Jones was sentenced to six months in prison for lying about steroids. In October 2006, Jones admitted she took steroid usage in 2000 and 2001 after lying to investigators in November 2003. Jones was also convicted for participating in a check fraud scheme. Jones, once the fastest woman in the world, won five medals at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Jones returned the med- als. w • Brett Barger David Beckham English star makes American debut David Beckham broke American Soccer his- tory this year by joining the L.A. Galaxy for a $250 million contract. David Beckham had been a Europe phenomenon for many years and had set his sights on America. Beckham said he felt play- ing soccer in the U.S. was a challenge that he had always looked forward to. Soccer had always been one of the lesser- watched major league sports in America and David Beckham would have liked to change that though the years. Signing a $250 million dollar contract had certainly raised eyebrows and put some focus on soccer. However, Beckham was not interested in the money, he stuck to his word and put all his efforts into making soccer a more popular and challenging sport in America. w ■ Danny Schill Dale Jr. leaves former team Dale Earnhardt ' s long-stand- ing contract dispute with his stepmother came to an end when he left his father ' s busi- ness. Dale Earnhardt Inc. Teresa, who runs DEI, was unwilling to give Dale Jr. an ac- ceptable ownership stake. Dale Jr. left and joined Hen- drick Motorsports, changing his number from eight to 88. w • Brett Barger Hendrick Motorsports IIII33D ■ perspective DD Dale Earnhardt Jr. talks to the media during the NASCAR Sprint Media Tour in Mooresville, North Carolina, on January 23, 2008. Plwlo by Gregg Ellman Fort Worth Star-Telegram MCT I Patriots finally defeated )erfect season ends in last minute Super Bowl defeat Tho Now FngLind l Uriots bocamo 10 tiist tOiim in Nf-l. history to go 16-0 1 tlio regular season. But, this historic accomplishment -.isn ' t without controversy. After the Iatriots ' season opening win o er tlio jew York Jets, the NFL fined the Patri- ts $230,000 and coach Bill Belichick 500,000 after disco ering the team ad an assistant tape the Jets ' defensive gnals. The team also lost a first-round raft pick. During Super Bowl week, the Boston erald reported tho Patriots allegedly iped the Rams ' walkthrough before uper Bowl XXXVI in 2001. The Patriots )set the hea aly favored Rams 20-17 for leir first championship. The Patriots romped through the igular season with only four games de- ded by onlv four points or less. In the igular season finale against the New 3rk Giants, the Patriots overcame a 12- oint deficit in the third quarter. On the ahead touchdown, quarterback Tom radv found wide receiver Randy Moss Almost Undefeated The New England Patriots ' Tom Brady (12) gets a pass off under the pressure of the New York Giants ' Gibril Wilson (28) at Super Bowl XLII in Glendale, Arizona, on Sunday, February 3, 2008. . Photo by jiin Priscliini MCT for Brady ' s record-breaking 50th touch- down pass. Moss ' s 23rd touchdown broke Jerry Rice ' s single-season record, making him a very valuable player. w • Brett Barger Vick sacked quarterback in prison Atlanta Falcons Michael Vick was sentenced to 23 months on fed- eral dog-fighting charges. Vick plead guilty in August 2007 fully admitting his crimes. He also helped kill dogs that didn ' t perform well or couldn ' t con- tinue fighting. He also provided bets for the fights. Vick was once the highest-paid player in the NFL, and held several lucrative endorsement deals before authorities raided his house. w • Brett Barger " litchell report on 86 players teroid scandal reaches new level as names are released in December, the Mitchell Report a released, naming 86 players in an ostigation on performance-enhancing balances in baseball. .Among those named were Roger lumens and Barry Bonds. In 2007, Barry Bonds -became the all- no home run king. Clemens has won locord seven Cy Young Awards. Bonds .1- ' indicted for lying to a grand jury HHit steroids, while Clemens vehe- ontly denies ever using performance- ihancing substances. 1 , Brian McNamee, Clemens ' former |l-iiner, said in the 409-page report that ( I? injected Clemens and Yankees pitch- er Andy Pettitte with human growth hormone (HGH). The report is a conclusion to an eight-month investigation conducted by former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell. Other players named in the report are former American League MVP ' s Miguel Tejada and Jason Giambi. In addition, 2003 Cv Young winner Eric Gagne and Gary Sheffield. Mitchell recommended that players named in the report not be punished. Mitchell also said in the report that ev- eryone in baseball shares the blame, and that drug-testing should be reformed. v • Brett Barger championships Baseball: Boston Red Sox Football: New York Giants NCAA: FB-LSU NBA: San Antonio Spurs NCAA BBall Men ' s: Florida Gators NCAA BBall Women ' s: Tennessee Lady Volunteers NHL: Anaheim Ducks MLS: Houston Dynamo Nextel Cup: Jimmie Johnson mini maq • 331 D DO [index] [a] Aaron, Devin • 217 Abbott, Lisa ■ 236, 244 Abernathy, Krista • 9 Abies, Kelley ■ 213 Accounting Society ■ 233 Acebedo, Pablo • 188, 189 Achuri, Anupama • 242 Ackermann, Darrin ■ 10 Adcock, Jerin ■ 238, 270 Adink ■ 232 Adio, Bayo ■ 187 Adkins, Jaclyn ■ 241 Adkins, Tara • 251 Alexander, Brandon • 286 Alexander, David • 270 Allegree, Rachel • 226 Alleman, Nathan • 152 Allen, Amy ■ 226 Allen, Andrew • 235, 243, 254 Allen, Elijah ■ 173 Alley, Julie • 270 Alliance of Black Collegians • 233 Almond, Kristin • 256 Alpha Delta Pi • 197, 200, 201, 212, 224 Alpha Gamma Rho • 25, 178, 203, 212, 213, 221, 340 Alpha Kappa Lambda • 70, 200, 204, 205 Alpha Psi Omega • 233, 262 Alsup, Richard • 144 Alvarez, Alejandra • 243, 256, 261 Alvarez, Jessica • 79, 104, 232, 238, 259, 261, 270 Alvarez, Kelly • 286 Amaral, Carolina • 190, 191 American Marketing Association • 235 American Sign Language Qub • 235 Amnesty International ■ 235 Amundson, Chelsea • 217 Anders, Tanya • 286 Anderson, Brandy • 66, 67, 247, 286 Anderson, Kelsey • 286 Bear Graphics ■ ♦■ ■ The One Source Solution for Printing Needs 1-877-333-3800 Serving Missouri Since 1857 Anderson, Melissa • 226 Anderson, Ryan ■ 193 Anderson, Shane • 256 Anderson, Skyler • 256 Anderson, Susan • 193 Andrew, Kyle ■ 229, 245 Andrews, Casey ■ 251, 262 Anime Club ■ 235 Anreddy, S. • 236 Ariboni, Lucas ■ 189, 281 Arief, Ryan ■ 234 Armstrong, Kayla • 255 Armstrong, Shelby ■ 236 Arnold, Jake • 78 Arnold, Rory ■ 270 Aronson, Rebecca ■ 247, 256 Asai, Aya • 234, 270 Asbury, Ashley ■ 226 Asher, Bailey • 256 Ashman, Howard • 91 Asian Student Association ■ 234 Asker, Breanna ■ 206 Askin, Sydney • 140 Association for Computing Machinery • 236 Atcheson, Mallory • 220 Attema, Alece • 213 Austin, Cindy • 233 Auten, Aaron • 297 Auxier, Ronnie ■ 251, 286 Avilez, Johanna • 184, 185, 201 Avitt, Lindsey ■ 226 Aydar, Beyza ■ 252 Ayres, Karlyn • 255 Babulal, Rahul • 242, 262 Bachmann, Jeremy • 270 Bachtel, Denae ■ 255, 258 (b) Bae, Hyo Han • 245 Bagley, Rebecca • 248 Bahr, Audie ■ 238, 258 Baier, Samantha ■ 245 Bailey, Ashley ■ 12, 286 Bailey, Audrey ■ 185, 270 Bailey, Bret • 270 Bailey, Jared ■ 256, 286 Bainum, Caitlyn • 250 Baker, A. • 236 Baker, Aaron ■ 136, 248, 252 Baker, Alisha ■ 239, 247 Baker, Grace • 226 Baker, Jory ■ 251 Baker, Katie • 51, 76, 251, 263 Baker, Lauren • 220, 221 Baker, Leann ■ 217 Baker, Tomeya ■ 233 Baldridge, Cody ■ 229 Baldwin, Patty ■ 321 Baldwin, Toni ■ 236 Bales, Casie ■ 236, 240, 244 Ball, Brice ■ 251 Ball, Howie • 182 Ballard, Kaila • 192 Bally, Ashley ■ 251 Baloyi, Tsakane • 233 Balzer, Haley • 220 Bandi, Ajay • 236, 242 Banks, Stacey • 286 Baptist Shident Union • 236, 2S Barger, Brett • 251, 262, 270, 3 ' Barker, Justin • 327 Barner, Keyle • 286 Barney, Brandon • 229 Barr, Rod ■ 351 Bartles, Caitlynn • 286 Bartolacci, Sean ■ 238 Barton, Bridgett • 256 Basset, Katie ■ 243 Bastian, Kelsey ■ 247 Battle, Troy • 263 Bayer, Lindsay • 176 Bealty, Adam • 202 Bearcat Football Ambassadors 236, 332 Beard, Keyauna • 256 Beason, Brooke • 60, 251, 261 Beatty, Adam ■ 72 Beck, Andrea • 122, 201 Becker, Mackenzie ■ 252, Becker, Mason • 28 Beckman, Nichole ■ 226 Beichley, Laura • 233, 245, 2 | Belder, Jessica • 68 Belfonte, Francesca ■ 217 Belknap, Christopher ■ 243, 23 Bell, A. ■ 236 Bell, Alisha Francine ■ 270 Bell, Allison ■ 213 Bell, Melinda • 23, 252 Bell, Samantha ■ 261 Benham, Chris ■ 195 Bennett, Jonathan • 235, 243 Bennink, Natalie ■ 240 Benware, Megan • 206 Benzel, Marcus • 215 Berardi, Elyse ■ 238 Bergstrom, Alicia ■ 201 Berke, Anne ■ 248 Bernardo, Nancy • 54, 55, 27tj Berry, Bridgette • 270 Beta Beta Beta Biological Society • 236 Beyard, Brittny • 233 Beydler, Kristi • 236, 238, 24| Bharti, Nisha • 24, 25, 100, 101, 226, 236, 253, 261 ,25 U332 • perspective DD hiishan, Phani • 242 hutani, Angela • 244 iermann, Tabitha • 270 iggcrstaff, April • 236, 243 iggs, Brian • 23S iibro, Terry • 152 illesbach, Tom • d, 115 ing, Erin • 22(i inklev, Meghaan • 244, 25 S intliff, Andrea • l(i3 inuya, Gregorio • 323 irchmeier, Jaclyn • 240 irkley, Nathan • 245 ishwojit, Sharma • 244 isoglio, Arielle • 235 jorland, Michelle • 233 lack, James ■ 39, 235 lount, Camillya • 256 lue Key National Honor aternity • 236, 272 lunk, Christine ■ 270 luth, Stephanie • 243, 249, 257 xlapati, Karthik • 236, 242, 244 ide, Katie • 217 lehm, Allison • 100, 245, v , 261 )ehner, Hannah • 22, 26, 226, 236 jerigter. Bob • 28, 134, 147 serma, Nancy • 241 jhan, Abby • 233, 270 jhnker. Amy • 143 sling, Nathan • 256 3lyard, Jennie • 226 jman, Carl • 321 onar, Robin • 240, 247 jndalapati, Radhika • 236, 242 jndurant, Addie • 233 oner, Courtney ■ 256 3one, Dustin • 235, 259 :irden, Brett • 251, 263 jsley, Brianne • 206 Dsley, Scott • 270 ivver, Hannah • 232, 270 mer, Kelsey ■ 226 jvvlin, Hanna • 140 jwlin, Kelsey ■ 251 jwlin, Meghan • 201, 245, 255 jwman, Leslie • 250 )wman. Matt • 235, 255 )u man, Nathan • 262, 263 )wman, Samuel • 40 •lyle, Jared • 8 n nton, Brooke ■ 236, 261 •adford, Alex ■ 108 adford, Alexandria • 235 ladford, Tiffany • 245 ' ady, BUI • 235, 243 aley, Jamie ■ 257, 259, 286 andly, James • 16, 286 Brandt, Kellen • 202 Braun, lessica • 262 Brayman, Aaron ■ 62 Breault, Valerie • 217 Bredeman, Sarah • 252, 258 Brent, Nic • 28 Brenton, Caitlin ■ 270 Brewer, Andrew • 255 Bristow, Sunny • 286 Britton, Ryan • 262, 263 Broaddus, Sharee • 252, 257, 286 Brobst, Tania • 240 Brockmeyer, Anne • 88 Brooks, Brian • 246, 262 Brooks, Rachel • 238 Brooks, Tara • 252 Brown, Alexandria • 50, 51, 263 Brown, Alicia • 236 Brown, Andrew • 215, 270 Brown, Ashley • 286 Brown, Cara • 213 Brown, Dana • 233 Brown, Desirae • 45 Brown, Heather • 250 Brown, Justine • 240 Brown, LaKoyia • 245 Brown, Mallory ■ 286 Brown, Rachelle • 136 Brown, Ryan • 44 Brown, Shelley • 233, 270 Brownfield, Clarissa • 73 Browning, Abby • 217, 261, 270 Brownley, Kelsey • 235 Bruce, Jess ■ 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Dean • 270 Campbell, Desi • 11, 243, 249 Campbell, Logan • 218, 246 Campbell, Michael • 64 CampbeU, Trisha • 120, 121, 245 Campus Girl Scouts • 238 Cannavo, Nicole • 220 Capps, Kirsten • 246 Cardinal Key • 272, 273 Carey, Sarah ■ 255, 270 Carlin, Eric • 12 Carlson, Adam ■ 202 Carnes, Bryanna • 226 Carney, Patrick • 236 Carpenter, Kyle • 218 Carpenter, Rebecca ■ 201 Carr, David • 262 Carrington, Jimmy • 229 Carroll, Brandon ■ 248 Carson, Erica • 256 Carter, Jeremy • 236, 261 Carter, Katie • 249, 257 Casady, Ashlee James • 79 Casey, Scarlet • 182, 241, 259 Cash, Brittany • 166 Castilla, Veronica • 191 Catalano, Deanna • 245, 270 Caudle, Kim ■ 239 Caw, Gentry • 240 Cha, J. • 236 Chaitanya, Vishnu ■ 242 Chapman, Cristy • 259 Chappell, Ben • 144 Chase, Cory • 20, 21 Chaudhary, Ashok • 244 Chavez, Maria ■ 286 Che, Bo-Kyu • 245 Cheruthuruthil, Tobby Xavier • 236, 242 Childers, Lee-241,257 Childs, Megan • 226 Chipps, Elizabeth • 245 Chirala, S. • 236 Cho, Seung-Hui • 326 Choi, Ga-Hee • 245 Choppa, Sai Praneeth • 236, 242, 266 Chowdary, Raja • 242 Christian Fellowship • 247 Christie, Julie • 322 Circello, Amy • 226, 227, 286 Clark, Anna • 240 Clark, Brandon • 8 Clark, Bryan • 246, 270 Clark, Cassy • 201 Clark, Cindy • 238, 249 Clark, Jonathan • 215 Clark, Kelsey • 201 Clark, Mary • 103 Clark, Thomas • 235 Clarke, Jarod • 239, 286, 316 Clarkson, Daniel • 270 Clausen, Ali • 220, 243 Claycamp, Nathan • 245 Claypole, Kandace • 286 Clayton, Kyle ■ 202, 203 Clement, Kelsey ■ 256 Clifton, Brent ■ 241 Cloughly, Emily ■ 245, 248, 262 Coats, Ella • 266 Cobb, Cambrin ■ 217 Coburn, Josh • 16 Cockrill, Abby • 206 Cockrum, Tasha • 248 Coe, Corbin ■ 209, 210 Coffelt, Michael • 252 Colasacco, Erin • 88, 206 Colbin, Xanbria ■ 248 Cole, Hannah • 270 Cole, Nicholas • 266 Coleman, Sara • 220 Collegiate Farm Bureau ■ 238 Comer, Sean • 251, 270 Commer, Amber • 302, 303 Cone, Kylor ■ 218 Cormelly, Sherrianne • 256 Cook, Sheldon • 153, 155 Cooney, Heather • 286 Copeland, Kelly • 226 Copeland, Willie • 160, 161 Corbett, Lorrie • 257 Cordell, Fallon ■ 248, 251, 262 Cornelison, Joe ■ 135 Cott, Kara ■ 240, 286 Courier, Ray ■ 133 Covert, Orrie • 135 Cox, Bradley • 270 index • 3330 DO Cox, Sarah ■ 78 Cox, Tricia • 286 Coyle, Trenton ■ 256 Cracraft, Lindsey • 220 Cradic, Jacquelyn • 213, 286 Crady, Jennifer • 270 Crady, Ryan ■ 286 Craft, Ashley ■ 220, 238 Cramer, Rachel • 247 Crawford, Alyssa • 236, 270 Crawford, Crystal ■ 250 Crawford, Nicole ■ 262 Creason, Robert • 229 Crenshaw, Heather • 270 Cronstrom, Brian • 70 Croskrey, Jennifer • 235, 241 Cross, Dan • 254 Crosswhite, Rachel • 201 Crouse, Sueann ■ 249 Cruse, Emilee • 201 Cruz, Alex • 270 Cudworth, Clarissa ■ 238, 258 Culler, Lauren • 3, 240, 259 Cunigan, Derick • 232, 246, 262, 312 Cunningham, Adrieime • 233 Cunningham, Sean • 256 Curtis, Brittany ■ 201, 235 (d) Daftari, Ayan • 242, 244 Dahmer, Mallory • 240 Dains, Willy • 238 Dake, Courtney • 240, 259, 270 Dale, Andy ■ 164, 238, 245, 259 Daley, Micaela • 246, 270 Daniels, 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Heath • 294 l-rkins, Steven • 50, 51, 76, :)7, 251, 263 I-rrin Hall Council • 252 I ' Trin Hall Staff • 252 Irson, Jeff • 294 iTur, M. • 236 Iruri, V. • 236 J ' scador, Daniel • 187 Istock, Tom • 149, 153 Itelin, Amanda • 240, 248, 261 1 tereit, Kelli ■ 235 Iters, Mary ■ 256, 258 1 ters, Sarah • 294 )tersen, Emily ■ 201, 252 Iterson, Andy • 169, 170, 172, 261 1 terson, Katherine • 217 1 terson, Kelly • 206 I terson, Laura • 256, 277 ) terson, Mike • 159, 161 1 terson, Monica • 226 Itroleum Geologists ■ 235 Itrov, Bill • 46 i ttitte, Andy • 331 Pfeiffer, Nick • 195 Phares, Amanda • 232, 241, 243, 246 Phi Delta Theta • 214, 215, 272, 273 Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia • 254 Phi Sigma Kappa • 22, 23, 24, 25, 218, 219 Phillippe, Carrissa • 255 Phillips, Ashley • 220, 236 Phillips, Stevie ■ 255 Phillips Hall Council • 252, Phillips Hall Staff • 255 Philosophy Club ■ 255 Phipps, Tara • 240 Pierce, Katie • 262, 294, 348 Placke, Abby • 107 Plymell, Jessica ■ 220, 236 Pokhrel, Saurav ■ 244 Pollard, Whitney • 201 Pond, Kristin • 226, 252, 253 Pool, Ann • 238, 277 Pope, John • 235, 243 Pope, Mildred • 261 Porter, Doug- 218 Porter, Hannah • 245 Porter, Sam • 245 Portiner, Eric ■ 235 Postlethwait, Kevin ■ 229, 245 Potter, Ashley ■ 236 Pettier, Christopher ■ 223, 236, 252, 261, 294 Powell, Jessica • 261 Powers, Chelsey ■ 206 Prater, Christy • 245 Pratt, Jason ■ 247, 256, 259 Pre-Law Club • 255, 340 Pre-Med Club • 255, 279 Premoe, Rachel • 277 Preston, Amanda • 226, 236, 248, 252, 261 Price, Jelyna • 250 Prisching, Jim ■ 331 Pryor, Andy • 236, 262 Psi Chi Honor Society ■ 255 Public Relations Student Society • 256, 270, 277 Pugh, Ashli ■ 226 Pugh, Kati • 22, 23, 24, 25, 126, 198, 226, 227, 245 Pullen, Micah • 238 Pulley, Samantha • 245 Pulley, Stefani • 248, 294 Pursell, TR • 144 Purvis, Andrea • 201 Quigley, Nicole • 240, 277 Quinn, William ■ 250 Quintanilla, Aaron ■ 238, 252 [r] (q) Qauod, Abe • 150, 151 Rabbitt, Krystle • 240 Race, Kristina • 226 Rackers, Matt • 294 Ram, Raghu • 242 Rama, Suman ■ 236, 242 Ramaekers, Tyler ■ 239 Rameshwaram, Deenapriya • 236, 242, 267 Ramsey, Molly • 201 Ranamagar, Amrit • 244 Range, Jessica • 220, 238, 256, 277 Rapp, Rachel • 206 Rasmussen, Dan ■ 25, 246, 254 Rasmussen, Tom ■ 215 Rathjen, Anna • 252 Raveill, Lauren • 217 RaviRajan, Janani • 236, 242 Ray, Dana • 248 Ray, Jennifer ■ 247 Ray, Julie • 206, 256 Rayabarapu, Monika • 242 Raymond, Alex • 232, 277 Rea, Aimee ■ 249, 252, 255 i index 341 n DD 18 Hole Championship Golf Course MOZ NGO MARYVILLE. 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Livers Website: www.agshandraiis com Redd, Jim ■ 147 Redding, Ashley • 236, 262, 277 Redding, Bryana ■ 258, 259 Reddy, Kishore Kumar • 242 Reddy, Sravya • 242 Redmond, Jaime • 226 Reed, Amber ■ 184 Reed, Jaime • 256 Reed, Stefani ■ 226 Reed, Tony ■ 93, 262 Reese, Melissa • 226 Reeves, Allison ■ 241 Reger, Mitch • 277 Reid, Anna • 277 Reinders, Sue ■ 141, 261 Reisig, David • 236, 262 Rembedd, Andrew • 235, 248, 254 Rembolt, Kristin ■ 220 Residence Hall Association • 137, 257, 298, 340 Reynolds, Hilary ■ 251 Reznor, Trent ■ 20 Rhealles, Betsy ■ 213 Rhoades, Cassandra • 277 Rice, Amanda • 248, 294 Rice, Brent • 233, 261 Rich, Ashley ■ 217 Richardson, Andrea ■ 240 Richardson, Bill ■ 124, 125 Richardson, Devin • 229 Richardson, Megan ■ 251 Richardson, Michelle ■ 236 Richey, Brett ■ 294 Richters, Tyler ■ 202 Rickert, Eric • 236, 294 Rickman, Jon • 132 Ridder, Jake ■ 294 Rieger, Kevin • 245, 259 Riepe, Jennifer • 33, 247, 251, 262, 298, 348 Riley, Abbey • 257 Riley, Cody ■ 218 Riley, Jedidiah ■ 241 Riley, Mallory • 250 Riley, Mitch ■ 123 Rinella, Chris • 106, 245, 248 Ritter, Danielle • 201, 235 Roark, Krystle • 201 Robbins, Elizabeth ■ 262 Robbins, Melissa ■ 298 Robbins, Stephanie • 260 Roberson, Erin • 240, 247, 277 Roberts, Brooki • 220, 261 Roberts, Meghan ■ 201 Roberts, Rebecca • 277 Robertson, Catrina 277 Robertson, Elizabeth • 298 Robertson, Matt ■ 160 Robinson, Amanda • 206, 277 Robinson, Emily • 245 Robinson, Sam ■ 251 Robinson, Sarah ■ 220 Robison, Pamela ■ 298 Roche, Emily ■ 220 Rockhold, Brandon • 236, 262 Rodgers, Rhyan • 251 Roe, Stephen • 229 Roed, Ben ■ 254 Rogers, Corey • 250 Rogers, Curtis ■ 248, 261 Rogers, Katie • 245 Rogers, Melanie ■ 217 Rohs, Renee • 259 Rolf, Jessica ■ 240 Rosborough, Kelsey ■ 217 Rose, Andrea ■ 220 Rose, Matilda • 323 Rosewell, Mark ■ 189, 191 Ross, Damon • 235 Ross, Nathan ■ 51, 251, 263 Rosson, Tim • 254 Rouch, Matt ■ 124, 125, 287 Roush, Marcy • 65, 108, 109, 271 Rowan, C)tus • 248 Rowan, Sarah • 234, 235, 244, 298 Rugg, Traci • 277 Runde, John ■ 202 Rush, Colbey • 78, 252 Ruskin, John ■ 268 Russell, Alisha • 256 Russell, Crystal ■ 250 RusseU, Michael • 229, 251, 298 Rutherford, Amy • 206 Ryan, Brenda ■ 126 (s) Saathoff, Emily • 247 Saavedra—Perez, Jorge ■ 325 Saffold, Joe • 243, 257, 261 Sajja, Manasa • 236, 242, 267 Sams, Molly • 163 Sana, Raghunath ■ 242 Sanders, Amanda • 252 Sanders, Andrew • 235, 248, 254 Sanders, Kelsey • 166 Sanne, Nathaniel ■ 277 Sano, Shuhei • 234, 277 Santiago— Bernier, Linellis ■ 193 Santoro, Nicholas • 255 Santosh, K. ■ 236 j Sasser, Ashley ■ 201 Sato, Hikaru ■ 244 Sato, Mika • 244 Sauer, Christopher • 247 Sauer, Sarah • 232 Saulsbury, Jake • 188, 189 Saunders, Rachel • 277 Schafer, Amy • 220 | Schaffer, Karen • 236 ' Schaller, Erin ■ 240, 277 Schelvan, Annie • 243 Schenkel, Bev ■ 1, 8, 12 Scheuler, Dan • 124, 186, 229,1 246, 298 Schill, Danny ■ 247, 262, 348 Schmidt, David -215 ! Schmidt, Jessica ■ 251 Schmidt, Keaton ■ 263 Schmidt, Stephanie • 227 Schmitt, Alena ■ 213, 238 Schmitz, Colin • 277 Schmitz, Jeremy • 241, 255 Schneider, Don ■ 136 Schnell, Jeff ■ 20, 21, 180, ISli Schrader, Erik • 298, 348 i Schreckhise, Jana • 238, 256 : Schubert, Tyler • 229 Schuckman, Mike ■ 241 Schulte, Angeline • 238, 248 Schulte, Julianna ■ 129 Schultz, Lindsey • 217 Schultz, Rick ■ 141 i Schumacher, Mandi • 174, 17( ' Scobee, Dylan ■ 229 Scott, Amanda • 88 Scott, Ashley ■ 240, 248, 261, | 265, 323 i Scott, Jeff • 251 Scott, Kayla • 206, 256, 277 Scott, Renee • 277 Scroggins, Sara • 253 Searl, Anna ■ 248, 255 Seidenkranz, Brian • 254 Seipel, Jessica • 19 Semsch, Jonathan • 277 i Sexton, Todd • 229 Shaddix, Jacoby ■ 14 Shanks, Erica • 256 Sharp, Jackie • 220 Sharpe, Donna ■ 233, 245 Shattuck, Ben • 261 Shaughnessy, Judy • 321 Shaw, Brittany ■ 220 Shaw, Kristen ■ 248, 252, 260, Z Sheeley, Maura • 298 Sheeley, Megan • 231, 258, 2 Sheffield, Gary • 331 IIII342 • perspective DD helley, Mollie • 20(i hcpherd, L.ince • 202 hcrlock, Karlie • 23(i herwood, Shane • 231, 235 himak, Tanja • 277 hirtless Bearcat Organization 3. 1S2, 1S3, 341 hirtless Bearcats • 182, lcS3 hisler, Megan • 25 1 hively, Stormy • 258 hoff, Christina • 22h honk, Kalee • 23b, 244, 298 hort, Britney • 240 house, Burke • 245, 254 ihrestha, Alok • 244 hultz, Brook • 217 des, Melissa • 226 desinger, Matt • 251 dhu, Sukhbir • 244 iefker, Kara • 206, 262, 298, 348 iers, Douglas • 233 igma Alpha Iota • 25, 27, 254, 256 igma Gamma Epsilon • 259 igma Kappa ■ 198, 200, 203, 10. Ill igma Phi Epsilon ■ 222, 223 igma Pi Sigma • 259, 342 igma Society • 25, 258, 342 igma Tau Delta • 126, 259 igma Tau Gamma • 224, 225 immelink, Sarah • 220, 248, 252 immons, Jeremy • 202 imms, Laura • 220 impson, Jenna • 164, 237 impson, Megan • 139, 192, - ' 3, 233 ims, Laura • 198 ims, Tiffany • 252 ingh, Pradeep • 242, 244 ingh, Rohit • 236, 242 ioty, Abdulhaleem • 247 issel, Harrison • 33, 245, 251, 1. 348 kull. Crystal • 323 kutnik, Nicole • 201 ilayden, Ashley • 277 loan, Rachel ■ 235 metana, Sean • 299 mith, Alex • 229 mith, Amanda • 235 mith, Amanda D. • 243 •mith, Ashley • 44, 245, 248 mith, Cara • 258 mith, Cassy • 250 mith, Chris • 189 imith, Dan • 251 mith, Derek • 277 ' mith, Eric • 218 mith, Heather ■ 245 Smith, Jessica • 238, 258 Smith, josh • 277 Smith, Kacee • 322 Smith, Kelsey • 325 Smith, Kylee • 245, 248 Smith, Laura • 277 Smith, Mallory • 299 Smith, Mandy • 236 Smith, Mark ■ 152, 154 Smith, Miles -123, 277 Smith, Roneisha • 233 Smith, Ryan ■ 218, 243, 299 Smith, Sarah • 260 Smith, Teresa • 213 Sneed, Rachel ■ 248 Snell, Martin • 202 Snyder, Chadd • 152 Snyder, Kyle ■ 1 72 Sobbe, Morgan • 217, 236 Sobczyk, Jeff ■ 248, 277 Sociology Club • 256, 342 Soendker, Austin ■ 251 Sogard, Chelsea • 78, 236, 248, 252, 255, 258, 260, 280 Sogard, Kendra • 248, 260 Solano, Megan ■ 240 Solheim, RoAnne • 236 Solon, Lindsey ■ 206 Sorensen, James • 254 South Complex Staff • 259 Southworth, Shelly • 237 Spader, Karah • 145 Spaeth, Tyler • 262, 263 Spector, Seth • 189 Spencer, Justin ■ 351 Sperling, Coriann • 260 Spets, Ann-Mari ■ 352 Spina, Liz • 78, 201 Spradling, Carol ■ 239, 256 Sravya, Reddy ■ 267 Sripada, D. • 236 Stadler, Michael • 161 Stadlman, Rollie • 136 Stafford, Tara • 240 Stallone, Sylvester • 323 Stanley, Holly ■ 280 Stanley, Seabrin • 226, 280 Stanton, MaUory • 245, 258, 299 Stark, Katie • 217 Stark, Nicholas • 299 Starr, Katie • 226 Statesel, James ■ 236 Stava, Dan • 229 Steding, Brittni • 226 Steel, Roberta • 298 Steele, Amy • 206, 280 Steele, Jaclyn • 247, 256, 259, 280 Steen, Chacey • 235 Steiner, Michael • 99 Steinmeyer, Gene • 174, 77, 182 Stelzer, Jonathan • 233, 235 Stensland, Trudy • 245 Stephens, Abby • 198, 250, 251 Stephenson, Lindsay • 193 Stewart, Kristin • 238, 248, 250, 25(1, 2 ' -)4 Stiens, Jared • 123 Still, Gary • 229 Stirler, Hillory • 240, 280 Stirtz, Tyler • 262, 263 Stockard, Eric • 235 Stocklaufer, Tess • 238 Stockman, Scotty • 215 Stollar, Katie • 220 Stoppelman, Lacey • 252 Strait, Alex • 215 Strauch, Jody • 239, 349 Strohm, Jackie • 206 Strohm, John • 252, 261 Strong, Randy • 279 Strothkamp, Audrey ■ 163 Stroud, Tommy • 229 Stuart, Karen • 240, 248 Student Ambassadors • 101, 261 Student Athletic Advisory Committee • 261 Stuff, Kelsey • 46, 226 Stump, Brandon • 238 Stumpf, Rhiannon ■ 220 Stura, Federico • 280 Subbagari, Swapna • 242 Subraman, M. • 236 Suda, Kristi • 251, 256, 280 Sullivan, Andrew • 40, 41 Sullivan, Jamie • 245 Sullivan, Lance • 173 Sullivan, Ryan ■ 235, 243, 257 Summers, Kristin • 251 Sunchu, Aditya • 236, 242 Suntken, Katie • 251 Sutt, Anita ■ 242 Sutton, Doug -136 Sutton, Garrett • 218 Swan, Jeffrey ■ 280 Swan, Josh ■ 59 Swaney, Nicole • 220 Swanson, Brooks • 229 Swanstone, Colby • 81 Swartz, Brandon • 234, 244, 299 Swenson, Katie • 143 Swinford, Andrew • 280 Switzer, Megsn • 248, 249, 258, 299 Syed, Abdul Wase ■ 236, 242, 247 Symtschytsch, Sarah • 255 Syverson, Nichole • 240 Szymkowicz, Joseph • 280 [t] Tade, Blake • 257, 299 Tafoya, James • 248 Talasila, Ramya • 236, 242 Talley, Jcffery • 233, 263 Talley, Richard • 280 Talley, Roxanne • 261 Tan, Seoh Khim • 280, 342 Tanner, Kenneth • 229, 235 Tappmeyer, Steve • 169, 171, 293 Tapps, Derek • 229 Tarasi, Julie • 299 Tau Kappa Epsilon • 200, 223, 228, 229 Taylor, Bobby • 245 Taylor, Brandy • 240 Taylor, Cady • 262 Taylor, Michelle ■ 280 Taylor, Travis • 233 Taylor, Utahan Joel • 169 Tegerdine, Amelia • 262, 299 Tejas, Krishna • 242 Templeton, Quentin • 248, 255 Terrell, Jessie • 233 Terry, Aaron • 284 Terry, Caryl • 245, 299 Terry, Michael • 161 Thallapeli, R. • 236 Thapa, Prakash • 244 Thapalia, Subas • 244 Thati, Anitha • 236, 242 Thatikonda, Priyatham Reddy ■ 236, 242 Tholen, Brenna ■ 249 Thomas, Lauren • 257 Thomas, Megan • 217, 261 Thomas, Robyn • 217 Thomas, Ryan • 215 Thompson, Kayela ■ 238 Thompson, Krista • 226 Thompson, Meredith ■ 233 Thornton, Andrais • 172, 173 Thornton, Charles • 325 Thorpe, Kyle • 218 Throener, Mary • 134 Thudium, Katie • 235, 238, 246, 280 Thurman, Brandon • 233 Thurman, Leanne • 262, 280 Tiernan, Pat ■ 247, 256, 280 Tilk, Megan • 226, 236, 262, 303, 348 Timmer, Samuel • 280 Tinker, Amanda • 220, 235 Tirumalaraju, Nagababu • 236 Tjeerdsma, Mel • 26, 146, 147, index • 3430 DD 149, 152, 154, 157, 161, 314 Tobin, Jessica • 206 Tobin, Vince • 229 Tomar, Deepak • 242, 244 Tomlin, Katherine • 280 Tomlin, Kati ■ 240 Tommey, Ryan ■ 95 Tounzen, Kendra • 236 Towne, Tiffiny • 256 Townsend, Ashley • 201 Trautwein, Derek ■ 263 Travis, Adam • 280 Trester, Michelle ■ 76, 233, 263 Troutwine, Meredith • 217 Trummer, Marti • 166, 167, 280 Tsuchida, Yoko ■ 244, 248 Tucker, Abbie • 256 Tuckwood-Pugji, Tamara ■ 79, 303 Tullis, Amy ■ 233, 245 Turner, Jamie • 78 Turner, Miranda • 323 Turner, Rodney -330 Tuzon, Tosha • 238 Twellmann, Ryan ■ 233 Twyman, Courtney • 258 Tye, John • 163 (u) Uchiyama, Hiroki ■ 234 Uemura, Miki • 234, 244, 252, 280 Ulkebay, Damla • 303 Umstead, Matthew • 303 Underwood, Davin ■ 255 Underwood, Korrie • 84 University Players ■ 262, 263 Unsal, Ozge • 251, 280 Uppal, Sakshi ■ 238 Upsilon Pi Epsilon • 262, 343 Urie ll, Micaela ■ 174 Usieto, Daniel • 188, 189 [V] Valencia, Sarah ■ 258, 303 Valuck, Kate • 235, 248 VanBiber, Lisa • 235, 243 Van Blair, Diana • 247, 333 Vande Kamp, Kayleen • 348 Vandeveander, Amber • 177 Vandeventer, Allison ■ 247 Vanhoolandt, Vinnie • 252 Vanik, Jessica • 250 VanNordstrand, Kim ■ 259 Vaught, Ashley ■ 256 Vavricek, Jen • 220, 233, 253 Veer, Brooke • 297 Velder, Jessica ■ 220 Veloori, Prashanth Raj ■ 236, 242 Vemuri, Subhash • 236, 242 IIII344 • perspective Venkata, Peruri • 242 Vepur, G. ■ 236 Verner, Jared • 293, 313, 314, 315 Vernetti, Jacob ■ 38, 218 Vest, Haleigh • 213 Vetterick, Chris • 247 Vetterick, Denae • 247 Victor, Megan ■ 206, 207, 261 Viers, Christy • 258 Vijayadharan, Manish ■ 244 Vollertson, Sarah • 174 Volmert, Ashley ■ 240 Vordebruegge, Darren ■ 293 Vomgsam, Sauphia ■ 116, 252, 303 Voruganti, Vinay Kumar ■ 262 Voss, Laura ■ 245, 280 VossenKemper, Jake ■ 202, 238 Voyles, Joshua • 56, 59, 93, 221, 303 Vuorela, Elina ■ 352 [w] Wackemagje, Amy • 235, 248, 252, 258 Wade, Seth • 229 Wagner, Adam ■ 247, 257 Wagner, Allison ■ 303 Wagner, Brittney ■ 226 Wagner, Dena • 220 Wagner, Paul ■ 233 Waldeier, Jeremy • 101 Wales, Crystal ■ 245, 303 Walker, Jill • 241 Walker, Megan ■ 206, 236, 252, 261 Walker, Ryan ■ 246 Wall, Jeremiah • 251 Wallace, Crystal ■ 220 Wallace, Robert ■ 118, 119 Waller, Jessica • 235, 240, 303 Walter, Abby • 251 Walter, Jackie • 62, 63, 251 Walter, Kate • 63 Walters, Eryn ■ 220 Waltz, James • 300, 301 Ward, Crystal • 262 Warner, Kayla -226 Warren, Shane • 246 Watanabe, Kento ■ 244 Waterman, Natalie • 88 Waters, Josh ■ 202 Watkins, Natalie • 237 Watson, Adam • 218, 261 Watson, Jennifer • 217 Watson, Melissa ■ 220 Watson, Ronda • 94, 95, 238, 241, 280 Watson, Whitney ■ 243 Watson-Gittings, Elisha • 233 Waxton, John • 43 Way, Tyler • 162 Webb, Jaime ■ 201 Webb, Tiara ■ 233 Weber, Emily ■ 14, 88, 121, 201 Weber, Todd • 122 Weese, Dawn ■ 244 Wehmeyer, Justin ■ 218 Wehmeyer, Kyle • 202, 238 Weihe, Emily Von • 280, 343 Welborn, Mary • 206 Welborn, Nikki • 220 Welch, Josh • 241 Welch, Paige • 256 Wells, Jenny • 240, 258 Wells, Michael • 280 Wenz, Brad ■ 218 Werner, Amanda • 235 Wernimont, Kimberly • 280 Wesely, Matthew ■ 248 Wesley Student Center • 262 Wessler, Jana • 280 West, Derrick • 263 West, Lindsey ■ 258 West, Matt • 20 Westhoff, Matthew ■ 280 Westman, Britt ■ 195 Westman, Ryley ■ 194 Wheatley, Chase • 202 Wheeler, Lindsey ■ 252, 257 Wheeler, Lyndsie • 217 Whisler, Liz ■ 240 Whitaker, Harry ■ 145 White, Anissa ■ 233, 255, 303 White, Emily • 220, 256, 303 1 White, Evonne ■ 16, 26 White, Jared ■ 218 i White, Jason • 241, 261 j White, Missy ■ 252 | White, Morris • 28 White, Ted • 17 i Whitehead, Nathan ■ 202 I Whitman, Justin ■ 254 Whitsell, Brad • 182 Whitt, Janme ■ 303 Whitt, Kimber • 257, 258 Whorton, Emily ■ 260 I Widmer, Laura ■ 346, 348 I Wiedenholt-Houston, Jillian • 236) Wiest, Jeremy ■ 247 | Wightman, Jake • 229 Wilcox, Craig ■ 262 Wilde, Oscar • 268 Wilkinson, Amelia ■ 212, 213 Will, Meeson • 268 Williams, Anthony ■ 303 Williams, Chris • 243 I Williams, D avid ■ 245 Williams, Jason • 261 Dominoes Pizza Proud supporter of NWMSU since 1 985 Lunch, Dinner or a Late Night Snacic Open 10am-2am Sun-Thurs - 10am-3am Fri-Sat :I»I« v illiams, Kristin • 250 v ' illi.ims, Marcus • 2(il . ' illiams, Michelle • 323 illiams, Robbie • 29 illiams, Tavvana ■ 303 illis, Matthew • 243, 248 ilmes, jerrv • 133 Vilmes, Kathleen • 235, 2(il ilmes, Meredith • 252 ilshusen, Theresa • 280 iUon, Allison • 262, 348 ilson, Amanda • 206 iKon, Clifton • 241,261,303 ilson, Emily ' 241, 280 iNon, Lauren • 217, 2(-)l ilson, Steven • 205 il.son, VVhittney • 235, 248 " inkier, Austin • 15 " inkier, Kasey • 200, 201 ' ' inn, Meghan • 240, 280 ' ion, Chelsea • 245 I ' isong, Brittny • 247, 256 ' ' ithers. Matt • 168, 169, 170, 280 ' itter, Jared • 132 littman, Katie • 238 lojtovvicz, Nicole • 142, 143, 261 Volfangel, Tyler • 257 lolfe, Adrianne • 280 lolfe, Andrew • 243 lolfe, Kally Jo -303 ood, Hayley • 255 ood, John ■ 321 Voodall, Kendra ■ 220 Workman, Tara • 240 Wutzke, Haley • 240 »ray. Josh • 241 right, Adam • 243 right, Kendall • 26, 155, 160, 161 iin. Heather • 261 M da, Sandeep Kumar • 236, 242 Vdav, Bedh ■ 242, 244 ng, Jang-Ae • 233 ng, Kichoon • 131, 349 rnell, Jason • 236 agek, Laura • 206 " i?, Ashley 255 Jeong Min • 243 V Jeong Woo • 245 Xigsery, Kidjchai ■ 235, 250 Vcum, Travis • 280 Vshida, Miyuki • 244 Vihimura, Tomoyoshi • 234, 303 ung, Bryana • 43 jng, Catie • 217 jng, Evan ■ 251 Vang, Hanna • 247 Vung, Malea ■ 233, 259 Youngbauer, Sarah • 247 Younger, Irina • 243, 280 Your Voice, Your Choice • 262 [z] Zamudio-Hernandez, Jaime Alejandro • 325 Zegers, Brittany ■ 243 Zeller, Jeff • 81 ' Zey, Michelle • 239, 280 Ziebarth, Meghan • 247, 249, 252, 253, 280 Zimmer, Paul ■ 178 Zimmerman, Drew • 249 Zimmerman, William • 280 Zion, Sheresa • 245 Zornes, Eric • 245 Congratulations Student Publications 2008 Graduates! Aslilcv Bally Brett Barger Brooke Beason Kristine Hotop Scott Lcvine Ashlce Mejia Sam Robinson Megan Tilk lared Verner Brittany Zegers We ' ll miss you! 2K Sigma Kappa Best of luck to our lovely seniors! (top row from left to right) Emily Duggan, Christy Prater, Kodi Moore, Mandy Gumm, Jaclyn McClain, Crystal Wallis (middle row from left to right) Emily Roche, LeAnn Kaszynski, Cara Hood, Jessica Hall, Jessica Hanneman (bottom row from left to right) Jessica Range, Katie Hohnstein, Jen Vavncek, Katie Stoller, Sarah Simmelink THANKS to our fellow basement dwellers, the NW Missourian staff who helped us survive deadlines by supplying stories, photos and some laughs along the way ads • 3450 DD y {YEARS managing chaos, counseling, margarita drinl ing, award winning, lifelong friendship building, The 2008 Tower yearbook editorial board thanks Laura for all of her dedication and patience witi our unruly bunch of fresh faces. You have provided wonderful guidance and knowledge that ha helped us create what we hope is an amazing book. We are all very proud to be able to celebrati this anniversary with you. Cheers! Her passion and excitement for yearbook spilled across her c luttered desk as she told me to join the Mass Communication Department and be on her staff. A few weeks previous to our meeting during my first campus visit to Northwest 1 had no idea who Laura Widmer was when my high school journalism adviser mentioned her. At that moment, 1 journeyed with him through his college experiences at Northwest and learning everything there was to know about yearbooks from " Wid. " I was hooked as soon as 1 nervously stepped foot into her office and she welcomed me in like an old friend. Student publications and the Department of Mass Communication became my family instantaneously when 1 was hired during my freshman year. Laura has provided me with everything I ' ve needed since signing my life away to student publications. She was there for me through some hard times when I didn ' t know what to do and provided the tissues and a shoulder to cry on. There ' s always a kick in the butt when 1 need it and her amazing laugh that made everything alright. 1 am so lucky to have been pointed in her direction, my life has been better (and more stressful) because of her Congratulations Laura on your 25th Tower, 1 hope we made you proud. Love, Katie Pierce LJ34B ■ perspective DD Amanda Geiger bought these sunglasses to wear on spring break. She wore them only once before she was killed by a drunk driver. Friends Don ' t Let Friends Drive Drunk. (0 n o O U.S. Department of Transportation (Sincil ads -3470 DD Left to Right: Chris Lee, Katie Pierce, Laura Widmer, Amy Naas, Harrison Sissel, Kate Hall, Erik Schrader, Jessica Nelson, Kavleen Vande Kamp, Jennifer Riep Fan Jiang, Nate Howe and Allison Wilson. adviser LAURA WIDMER editor in chief CHRIS LEE managing editor KATIE PIERCE copy editor assignment editor sports editor KYLIE GUIER JESSICA NELSON BRETT BARGER profiles editor KATE HALL chiet reporter chief reporter DANNY SCHILL AMY NAAS chief reporter MEGAN TILK sports reporter KARA SIEFKER chief designer ERIK SCHRADE chief designer chief designer chief designei " ALLISON WILSON FAN JIANG D348 • perspective DO chief photographer KAYLEEN VANDE JE KAMP cniei pnoiopi ' apher RIEPE dvd editor dvd videographer HARRISON SISSEL NATEIHOWE [editor ' s note) (2OO8 colophon) Well guys, we did it. We met our deadlines, worked together and )t this thing done. It looks great! I remember getting hired as the editor and wondering how I was )ing to do it. There were four of us who had experience with Tower ho were coming back. I had to reach out and find the rest of you. We had a great group of 17 people come together with new ideas id personalities. Some of you aren ' t even in the Mass Communica- Dn Department. That just goes to show how close this campus really I feel privileged to have worked with such a great group. I am very proud to say we didn ' t have any extremely late nights. )u all did your work well and on time, and it shows in this book. D one was sent to the hospital this year. That is always a great thing achieve. Frustration was minimal during the production and that always nice too. I would never have dreamed of having 17 total rangers come together and bond like a family. You don ' t see that ' eryday. I Most of us met in St. Louis at our summer workshop before hool started and that ' s when I knew that things would work out. )u came together and started producing ideas right away. The first deadline looked impossible but we made it a day early, e made every deadline early. We spent a lot of weekends in the isement of Wells but it was all worth it. I hope that you are as proud I am to be part of such a great piece of work. Design ideas came like clockwork and you all played a part in at. 1 really feel that this bopk is unique in every aspect. ' I just want to tell you guys thank you for all of your hard work. ■Jiis wouldn ' t have happened if it weren ' t for you. I have made ends with you all. It has been a great ride. For those of you coming ck next year, keep up the great tradition of the Tower Yearbook! I hope you enjoy the 2008 book. It was made by 17 individuals 10 put in more hours than imaginable. We hope that you like what u see and know that we enjoyed putting it together for you. 2.r-)i){) copies of the X7tli Vohiino of 7o( vr were printed l)y Herff .lones Inc.: 2. ' i2.S Midpoint Drive; Kdward.sville, KS. (i(illl. The 152 page book was created mostly by the Tower editorial board members. Some pages in the student life section were made by yearbook practicum students. Cost of ' foH ' pr is included in tuition of every full- time student. Tower was designed utilizing two main font families, AHJ Chantilly and All.l Palladio. For theme development, AH.I Micro Scjuare, AH.I Cheltenham. Wingdings was used to create the square graphic for folios and by-lines. Spreads were designed in Adobe InDesign CS2 on Macintosh G,5s and iMacs. Mug shots were taken by Thornton Studios while all other photos were taken by Tower staff members and University Relations unless otherwise noted. Photographs taken by Tower or University Relations were taken with Nikon D20fl, Canon Mark II or Nikon Dlx. Photos were color corrected in Adobe Photoshop CS2 on Macintosh G5 computers. Scholastic Advertising and the Student Publications Advertising department sold the advertisements for the book. The Tower DVD used AHJ Palladio for video by-lines and Lucida Grande for tides. Video was captured and edited on an iMac using Apple ' s Final Cut Pro. Music was created using real instruments and Midi on Apple ' s GarageBand. Freeplay music was also used. Video was taken and edited mainly by our two DVD guys. A few videos were shot by yearbook practicum students. The DVD menu was built [staffs thank you) The yearbook staff would like to thank Laura Widmer for the support and guidance she gave us throughout the year, without her we would be lost. We would like to thank Herff Jones for the help and patience that was needed to finish the book. Specifically we would like to thank Nancy Hall, Debbie King and Julie Bogart. We would also like to thank the staff of the Northwest Missourian for their support and help with coverage throughout the year. Will Murphy and Sarah Wayman for keeping us running electronically and financially. Pizza Hut and Dominos for delivering to the basement every other work weekend to feed our starving staffers. Former Tower editorial board members Kevin Fullerton and Mike Dunlap shared valuable design advice throughout the year, proving Tower creates an family that extends beyond the current staff. Lastiy. we would like to thank, Thornton Studios, Scholastic Ad- vertising, Bryan Boettcher, University Relations Photographer Darren Whitley, JW Jones Student Union, Department of Mass Communica- tion Chair Jody Sti-auch, Booth College Dean Tom Billesbach, Univer- sity Provost Kichoon Yang and University President Dean Hubbard. Staff, colophon, editor ' s note 3490 DD • [closer than you think] As the year came to a close some students moved on to start their lives while others prepared for another summer of fun. The year held numerous activities and interesting events that would be | missed by many The weather began to warm back up and exposed the extent of the damage from the harsh winter. The year brought students and faculty together to make the campus closer than you think. U350 • closing Contributing Events Community members stepped up to the plate to raise money for Relay for Life sponsored bv Hv-Vee. Photo y Knylccii Vaiide Kaiiifi ■ Recycled Percussion drummer Justin Spencer performs at a concert held in the performing arts center in October. Photo by Jennifer Ricpc • Jamie Lin performs at the Bearcat Idol Finale in the performing arts center. Pholo hii Chris Lee ■ Rod Barr jumps into the freezing water of Colden Pond to raise money for Up ' til Dawn, an on campus organization that raised money for St. Jude Children ' s Research Hospital. Photo luf Chris Lee closing • 351 D Flag Raising back cover Spa Night ( I k Allie Alvarez, Affiong Eyo and Jessica Alvarez create candles at spa night in the Union. Student Activities Council funded the event and prizes were donated by local businesses. Pliotc by Chris Lee Overtime Leap Running back Xavier Omon leaps over the offensive line for the winning touchdown in overtime Pittsburg State. Omon scored five times in the 37-34 win against the Gorillas. Photo by Jennifer Riepe Pomping the Night Away Sigma Sigma Sigma members Caitlin Brcnton and Megan Karst help work together on their homecoming float. Sigma Sigma Sigma and Phi Sigma Kappa formed an alliance to make their Around the World float. Photo by Kayleen Vande Kamp Wheelbarrow Races Teammates Hannah Boehner and Melissa Sides compete in the wheelbarrow race during the Greek Olympiads. Other events included a relay race, an egg toss and tug-of-war. Photo by Cliris Lee Pumped Up Bobby Bobby Bearcat pumps u Northwest fans after another bearcat touchdown at Fall Classic VI at Arrowhead. Northwest beat Pittsburg State in overtime 37-34. Photo by Kayleen Vande Kamp Graduation Time President Dean 1 . Hubbard congratulates a nowly graduated student after receiving his diploma. Special guest Dr KIson S. Kloyd fron Washington State University gave the address prior to the diplomas being handed out. Pliolo hy Chris Lee Sigma Kappa member Sarah Coleman hugs her sister Kristin llilde. ililde was a Camma Chi who had to spend two weeks away from their .sisters during recruitment. P ii (i ii Kalie Pierce front cover Fans Galore l-ans erupt as the Bearcats score a touchdown against Southwest Baptist. Northivcst defeated Southwest 86-13. The team .set two new records with the most points scored in a game and winning by their largest margin of victory in University history. Pliolo h i Chrif. Lee Trumpets Sound Off Dr. William Richardson and Kylee Smith conduct a trumpet lesson in Charles lohnson Theater. Smith is a seni or iniiturmental music education major. Photo ht Katie Pierce v J ! JP A T ' V A ' w r J

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