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

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r ' T f TOWER 1996 ♦ ISth Edition n. ; . 1 Hiyi Uk W v ' . V ]. X • TOITEK CD A compact disc audio , and Macintosh or PC fg , ' multiplatform CD-ROM g created by Tower, X- 106 radio and Bearcat I i Productions V J -♦ rV ' (omtiiimiM ._ • % «Pf sing the ground ol " ihc Northwcsi campus, ii ' iny L ' olois i)f an auUinin das proxido a bright backgri)und lor Mudcnts lo walk througn on ihcir «a lo class. As ihc only olTicial Missouri Stale Arbortcum. the site was an educational benefit for patrons of the University. Photo courtesy of Chuck Holley .,. ' t ' ii :.? " " ' ' i. ? .%! f IS Lirf ■ ■ - ' - i w,«. ,, »; ,B, K rt t .,.wt ; X Nestled among the various trees of the recently recognized state arboretum, the Administration Building sei -es as a symbol of the rich heritage on campus. As the traditions stayed the same, the students provided a contemporary outlook to a 90-year- .v ' «6ii-.«j , lN .A.i:Vw-v.. il, it- old educational institution. With changing times. Northwest ' s technology went from terminals in every residence hall room to laptops in the classroom. The chatter was always on change, but Northwest would never forget its deep-rooted traditions. 1 996 Tower ♦ 75th Anniversary Northwest Missouri State University Maryville, Mo.. 64468 (816)562-1212 Enrollment: 6,133 1996 Tower ♦ 75th Anniversary mmmm a glance Student Life 8-39 Entertainment 40-79 Academics 80-109 Sports 110-127 MinlMag 128-143 a glance Student Life 146-183 Academics 184-199 Sports 200-231 Groups 232-287 People 288-315 Index 316-331 take a • 26 «| Laundry Heidi HIasik ;ind Susan Cody check ihcir kiiindrN £ lo sec if il is dr . For S those eonterncd about c their appearance laundry S was one of the most , important tasks in a o students ' life. 9 82 Computer Technology VVorknii; in a qualitv classroom. Kara French opens her recentlv acquired notebook. Academics took a step forward with the pilot year of the Electronic Campus Plus Program. 40 Pauly Pauly Shore regales an almost sold-out crowd with his comedy act. Shore was one of many entertainers who came to perform on campus. 122 Essential Gear Most everyone had a favorite pair of shoes. but athletes were sometimes not given a choice. The rising cost of athletic shoes created hardships for some varsity athletes. 2 - Take a Spin 170 Picture Perfect Brcnda Miller adds pomp and cokir tci the Sigma Kapp;i Alpha Sigma Alpha Hinit m preparation lor the Homecoming parade. Homecoming was an important tradition of student life. 190 Lab Series Clctis, played hy Shane Sandau. admits to wrecking his friend ' s car in ■1955 Pink Thunderbird. " Student teaching, lab series and observations were all requirements for some students in their pursuit of academics. 228 Intramurals Coming up for a quick gasp of air. a sw immer competes in the butterfly stroke competition of an intramural swim meet at the Robert P. Foster quatlc Center. A variety of sports were offered for ny student to compete in 233 Coming Out vration members color slogans, say lugs and pictures on sidewalks by the I nion in honor of National Coming Out Day. The chalk drawings were just one of the ways in which liberation came out as a group. a message from th e Hitor Cclcbriilions of inilesioncs allow us an opportunity for inlrospcction. As we -g celebrate Tower ' s 75th anniversai7 and Northwest ' s history, weretleelonthepast o and look forward to °- thc future. We are moving Tower into the future by including an interaetive CD with the yearbook. Continuing the tradition of Tower, we are introducing you to the yearbook ' s future in the contemporary world of multimedia. The CD is a cotnbination of audio and isual media allowing us to capture and represent Northwest in a unique way. By appealing to both the eyes and ears, the CD lets you be readers, viewers and listeners. On the CD, you will ha e the ability to see video clips and still photographs of the events featured. Even if you do not have access lo a computer, you can insert the CD into any standard compact disc player and hear the big events of the year. With the addition of a CD lo the traditional yearbook, it was a challenge to devise a theme thai accurately captured the year. We finally selected Contemporary Traditions as our theme because it best blended the ideas of new technology with the traditional scrapbook of memories. ■• lso, vve " e changed the format of the book. In the past, we have had more word-oriented themes like the 1995 book, " When you least expect It. " and I994 " s ■ ' .Something Else Altogether. " Instead, for this book, we decided to go with a concept theme. This theme allowed us lo organize the traditional sections differently by dividing the yearbook into two sections: Contemporary and Tradition. Kor the 1996 editorial board, it has been a thrilling year and we are excited to present you with this product. We hope you appreciate it as much as we enjoyed producing it. Contemporary Traditions Contemporary Traditions were ali e and well at Northwest. The year began wiih the City Couneil aliempl to slop the aetiviiv ot ' underage drinknie w ith the passage of the over under ordinanee. The ordinance jirohibited anyone under 19 years old from enlering a bar. Another strike to the bar scene was the closing of The Pub follow ing the death of ow ner Jerr Sturm. The Pub had been opened foi- more than 52 years. Although there were rumors that It would reopen at the end of the fall semester, it remained closed. Besides losing The Pub, a new cable company threatened students with the OSS of MTV. The Disney Channel w ould be offered in the place of MTV, leaving students with " It ' s a Small World " rather than " The Real World. " Apartment buildings and businesses burned down, affecting the lives of student. Contrary to popular opinion, an arsonist was not to blame for the rash of fires. Along with the bad came the good. After a 17-game losing streak, the Bearcat football team reversed the streak by winning three games in a row and ending the season with a 6-5 record. Students rallied for the team, which saw a dramatic attendance increase from the previous year. The stands were packed to capacity as Northwest triumphed over Missouri Southern at Homecoming. J r (11 [) D K Northwest stepped closer to being considered for the Baldrige Award as the University strove to improve the overall quality by listening to the main customer — the student. With entertainment like Collin Raye and events like Family Day, Northwest continued its tradition of quality with contemporary spirit. 4 y| Opening Opening for the Violent Femmes, Trouble In Mind guitarist Pat Frazier is backed up by Mike Murphy ' s harmonica. The two bands were the first big- ticket, non- country groups to appear at Northwest in three years. Bearcat cornerback Er .a Whoriey celebrates the end of a record 17-ganie losuig streak after the Cats deteatcd Southwest Baptist University. A short five weeks later, the ' Cats surprised fans again by winning the Homecoming game for the first time in six years. Contemporary Traditions 0 5 Giving her espresso i :;aded Bean owner Gffi !or a.f|p»mei;,, |cause j iraming on how|Bise tn look ol disgust. The :sey prepares a dim! ey and staff received lachine only one day before the Walki j;Pay opening, the massi Homecoming crovvxB ' forced worl ers to learn amid noise and confusion Contemporary Division Arriving back lo Northwest, we discovered a new age as the Electronic Campus Plus pilot program was initiated for 100 freshmen. The need to re-open the first tloor of Perrin Hall was created by the large number of freshmen enrt)!led. The once all- female residence hall was transformed when 26 men moved in. only to discover they would have to be moved when renovations to Colden Hall and the Administration Building moved - offices to Perrin. Renovations could also be seen around Maryville after fires sent seven residential dwellings, three restaurants, a lumber yard and an educational facility up in smoke causing an estimated $1 .7 million in damages. Students lost their homes and owners struggled to build back their businesses that were lost to the fires. Not all was lost as coffee houses became the rage and we could not wait to drink espresso from Gourmet Pleasures or The Leaded Bean. We sipped Java and crowded in to listen on open mic night. The onset of contemporary ideas beckoned us back. We learned to cook for ourselves and how to have our laundry done by the pound. Changing with the environment around us. we looked to the future while we remembered the past. Contemporary Division Convenience, nutrition and craving factorshelpdecide oP - While doing the weekly shopping spree at Johns Market. Dan Jackson and Trevor Gustafson look for recipe ideas on a can of soup. Li ing off campus required students to be creative with their meals. .Attcr a day iil luilelakmg, lisicniiii; to lectures and ltij:i:ing around a bag of books, many studenls liked to retire to Ihcir homestead to escape the trials and tribulations of a busy day. For those living off campus, the answer was dashing to a fast- food restaurant or whipping up an easy meal at home. With a busy schedule and two roommates, Stephanie Travis often chose to eat on the run. " Eating out was more con enient. " ' Tra is said. " We were all so busy. " While a quick run to McDonald ' s was an easy meal, if a craving for a certain food came on, Travis would cook at home. " If I had time and if anything sounded good, then I would make something, " Travis said. Aside from time, some students said they believed nutrition was essential when eating off campus. " I liked cooking, " Julie Sebanc said. " It was more nutritious I wasn ' t eating junk food. " While easy access was a factor in cooking, preparing food for oneself was also a benefit compared to eating out. " It was a little more expe nsive, but I had the control of how 1 wanted to prepare it, " Matt Brachtel said. " Weather permitting, we might have grilled something. " Also, for Brachtel, an easy meal was a can of soup or any- thing that could be heated in the microwave. But when there was a whole day of classes, a Commuter Ala Dine meal plan was a convenient way to eat. " A lot of times I would eat lunch on campus, come here (home) and eat dinner. " Brachtel said. " I ate here most. " Having roommates to share the duties also was a plus when cooking at home. " We shared the cooking or took turns taking each other out, " Sebanc said. Time often became a factor w hen deciding w hen. w here and what to eat. Buying items in bulk was also a wise decision. " Generally you could save money if you planned ahead, " Sebanc said. Despite time and money, cooking abilities were also a plus before indulging in a meal. Callicott said washing dishes and knowing how to cook limited what she did. " We really didn ' t make full-course meals. " Callicott said. " I tisually didn ' t cook very often. " With a packed schedule and a hungry stomach, off-campus students had to decide whether to use their precious money at a restaurant or escape the world for a brief moment and dine in the familiar atmosphere of home. Student Life After finding the recipe in a cookbook, Jennifer Kinney sprinkles spices on her Quesadillas Casserole. Unlike some students who ate out nightly. Kinney cooked most of her meals. Preparing a meal for his roomates, Chris (ieinosky adds cheese to his Chicken Parmesan. Cooking was not just limited to one person hut to the shole household. Fast and Easy Recipes Helpless Man (Crock Pot Stew) Here ' s a no-fail recipe. .Start the night hefore. In a crock pot layer: 3-4 carrots, peeled and sliced 3-4 potatoes, peeled and cut up 1 onion, peeled and cut in half or quailers 1-2 lbs lean stew beef or cut up chuck steak 1 can Golden Mushroom soup (Campbeirs) 1 envelope onion soup mix 1 can water Layer vegetables in the crock pot in order of recipe. Mix the soups diid w aicr together and pour over meat. Put crock pot on low and cook all night and into the next evening. you " ll have beef stew for supper. You might want to check it in the morning to add a little more water. The measurements aren ' t critical. .Add whatever other vegetables you like. Hamburger Pie I lb. ground round 1 cup chedder cheese 2 cups Bisquick I can chedder cheese soup .V4 cup chopped onion .V4 cup water vegetables (optional) Brown hamburger and onions. Mix in soup. In a separate bowl, mix Bisquick and water until it becomes dough. Spread the dough in a pan. On top of the dough spread the remaining ingredients. Top with cheese. Bake on 4(X) degrees for 30 minutes. (Source: America Online and World Wide Web) Cooking - 9 Lea ing Ihe Bearcat Bookstore. Dawn Stahl relric cs her backpack from £ the cubbyhole where all students are required to place their bags before entering the store. Bookbags were a necessity for some; for others they i- pro ided a way to express their personalities. Her bookbag tossed carelessly on the library table, Lori Neihart works late into the night. Because it w as difficult for off-campus students to go home o between classes. man foiiiKi ilicniscKcs li irii oui of their hookhass. q. Student Life B LeslcN Thacker They hold hooks. Ala Dine Cards, planners, wallets — c cr thing needed to sur ive the day. It was no wonder that some students " hags and hackpacks began to take on li es of their o n. w ith unique meanings and histories. Differences in personal expression were big reasons for the uniqueness of bags as well as fashion and durability. The handmade bag that hung on the back of her w heelchair had sentimental alue for Jade Gordon. " My aide made this for me because she got tired of seeing me carry mine around my neck, " Gordon said. " I really, really cared about this bag. ..because a lot of feeling went into it. " Kimberl Boley ' s canvas bag was also a handmade gift. Her sorority mother decorated it with sunflowers and sorority letters. " My bag showed part of my personality. " " Boley said. " " I was really outgoing and I was a really social person. " " Luralei Martin carried a large, brightly-colored PlaySkool backpack. She also said she thought her bag. ith ail of its pnmary colors, expressed her personalii . " I thought that it said that I was a fun-lo ing person, " " Martin said. " " It ' s PlaySkool, it " s Sesame Street, it ' s the Electric Company: it " s all these things wrapped up in one. " .A good value was also a nice incentive w hen students choose their bookbag. " " I ordered some books and they gave me a free bag, " ' Shelly Walker said about her floral tote. " " M backpack got chewed up b my Alaskan malamute. 1 graduate this semester and I didn ' t want to go buy a S15 backpack, so 1 just used this to get me by. " " Nathan Diefendorf carried more than books in his knapsack. " The neighbor kids lost a puppy and I went chasing after it. " Diefendorf said. " When I caught it. I had to put in my back- pack. " " Diefendorfs pack had weathered other unusual happenings in the two years he owned it. " It had been run over by a truck before. " ' Diefendort " said. " We (my friends and I) were putting all of our stuff in the back of a truck. I thought that one of my friends had put it (my backpack ) in the back, but he had sat it beside me, by the wheel. We backed up and felt a bump, so we looked and there was my backpack, sitting there on the ground. " Backpacks pro ided a fun way to express personal styles. .Although there were as many different reasons to carry back- packs as there were Northwest students, one thing was agreed on: students lived out of their backpacks, making them neces- sary for sur ival. From necessity to pack fashion into a ons Lugging Pains Crick, crack there went the back. As students piled on the weight in their back- packs, annoying back pains shot through their spine. Discomfort and sore shoulders were the effects of carrying loo many books loo often. To deal w iih the problem of stress and strain in the neck and shoulders, students were advised to " change shoulders or wear it (the backpack) on both shoulders to equalize the load, " Greg Thomas, chiropractor, said. Time spent socializing with friends or walking to class while lugging heavy packs around also threatened healthy backs. Although there were no reponed cases of back pains specifically related to carry ing around the heavy backpacks, Thomas said it could be a contributing factor to something bigger. " It could be affecting people down the road, " he said. Symptoms of carrying hea y backpacks varied from person to person. The common ailment of students suffering from back stress were headaches and stiff necks. According to a University of Vermont study, most back problems developed when people entered their 20s and 30s. 0 erstraining the back early could have damaging effects later in life. Staying balanced and taking a load off made all the difference in the quest for a happy, healthy back. Backpacks 11 Fim 3 cause alarm By Mike Johnson Residents ' calls k action prompts safety codi Fire timeline March 15: Garrett-Strong— When an electrical box exploded, the high rises were left w iihoiit power for 24 hours, the vaxes shut down and B.D. Owens Library was evacuated. The box was replaced and power restored. June 26: A G Pizza— The fire started in the grill area. Becau ' e of the extent of the losses, there were no plans to rebuild the business. Aug. 2: Rex and Ralph ' s Tire Shop— The cause was a radio shorting out and catching fire. The fire spread and caused $50,000 dainage. The shop was open for business the next day and rebuilding was ongoing. Aug. 10: China Garden— The fire started when someone poured lighter fluid all over the building and lit it. An arrest was made and investigation was ongoing. There were no plans to rebuild the restaurant. Aug. 22: Woodruff Amoid— The fire started in the Dumpster. Rebuilding began almost immediately after the fire and the construction company was not harmed because many of the building materials were already at the sites. Sept. 23: 116 N. Buchanan (apartment complex)— The cause was an accidental electrical fire. The apartment complex was rebuilt from the ground up. Sept. 28: 114 E. 3rd (apartment above Accent Printing) — An electrical fire caused by faulty wiring completely devastated the apartment and printing business as well as damaging the buildings on either side. Accent Printing relocated to another building. Crowds gathered to watch, photographers snapped pictures and firefighters fought to save property, li es and hinnes. Business and educational facilities went up in smoke. The rash of fires caused the loss of many businesses, millions of dollars in damage and homes and the formation of a fire code committee. Contrary to what many believed, a mad-cap arsonist was not to blame for the fires. Keilh Wood, Maryville Public Safely director, said the number of fires was coincidental and did not stem from negligence. The year began the night the lights went out on campus when an electrical fire in the utility tunnel west of Garrett-Strong was caused by a box, containing several high-voltage lines, exploding. Students were working in the computer lab when they noticed the lights flickenng. After reporting it to Campus Safely, they noticed smoke coming from the ceiling and sounded the fire alarm. B.D. Owens Library was evacuated, the vax was shut down and the four high nses were left without power for one day. " Basically, in the halls, residence assistants look care of the problems resulting from the power outage, " Christina Pallas said. " They came by ihe rooms and did wake up calls so there were really no major prob- lems. " Students lost two places to eat when A G Pizza and China Garden caught fire. China Garden was the only major structural fire caused by arson. Fred Pettlon. Sports Page owner, said it " looked like they (arsonists) used lighter fluid and set the place on fire. " The business suffered so much damage it did not reopen. " 1 owned the Sports Page so I was going to add on to that, " Pettlon said. " When I got that opened, I added a dance floor and had DJs every once in a while. The expansion doubled the size of the building. " As, the sun rose in the morning sky, another fire consumed a business. The fire at Woodruff Arnold Home Rent-It Center, a 50-year-old, family-owned business, began in a Dumpster and quickly spread to the area around it. Arson was ruled out as the cause by investigators. .• thick veil of smoke encompassed the area around the business as 55 firefighters worked on extinguishing the flames. Wal-Mart, located next 10 the lumber yard, stayed closed until the afternoon, but the building itself was not damaged. The next month, another fire took .Accent Printing and damaged the surrounding businesses, including D S Western Wear and Paradise Donuts. The businesses and apartments suffered extensive damage from smoke and water. Tasha Godreau ' s apartment was located above Paradise Donuts. While the smoke and fire caused some problems, the process of fighting continued to page 14 12 Student Life Fires ' 13 Fim , cause alaf m coiuinued from i cii;c 12 tire caused ihc niosi damage. " The aparlmenl was destroyed by ihe firemen going in there and enling exerything. " Godreau said. " They lore the ceihng down in the h ing room. They got water everywhere when they brought the in there and started spraying. They broke every window and sprayed water in the closets. " As a result, many ot ' Godreau ' s personal belongings were destroyed, resulting in hundreds of dollars of damage. " My stereo was demolished. " Godreau said. " Basically anything electronic, like the TV, and my clothes were ruined. It looked like a fire war zone. " The " fire war " had started that week on Saturday when a Buchanan Street apartment building owned by Ron Koehler burned down. The cause was faulty wiring. Nate Potts and his roommates found themselves without a place to live after the building was destroyed. " We w enl to the Best Western and paid for our own room the first night, " Potts said. " The next night Koehler paid for it and then we stayed with friends until we found a place. " While his roommates were settled in a new place within a week. Potts called the considerable damage caused by the fire a learning experience. " A person needed renter ' s insurance. " Potts said. " We learned our lesson by not having any. It was only S30 for the entire y ar. . lot of people didn ' t get it or even know- about it. but it was good to have in case this ever hap- pened. " In response to growing concern over the multiple fires. Maryville ' s City Council approved the formation of a fire code advisory board. The committee, comprised of 15 community members most affected by a fire code, was appointed to examine the code and its competence in meeting the city ' s needs. " We were going to go over the old fire code. " Joe Hayes, gasoline station owner, said. " There hadn ' t been any updating in 20 to 25 years so I imagined a few things needed to be looked at. " Jo Johnson carries boxes and cloihmg from her waterlogged aparlmenl Destroying property and leaving some without homes. above Accent Printing. Faulty wiring was the cause ofthe fire which .started fires devastated apartments, houses and businesses. The in Johnson ' s apartment. burning memories lingered long after the smoke cleared. J 14 Student Life A bulldozer takes down the walls next to A G Steakhouse alter the budding was destroyed b fire. Owners of A G decided not to reopen the business after the c tensive loss. olunteer firefighter prepares to remove his oxygen mask after fighting the fire at Accent Printing. The fire L .luved c tcnM e damage to D S VV estern Wear and Paradise Donuts and forced Accent Printing to move to a new location. •A i Fires 15 Comfy on their beanbag chairs. Darl Brickhousc and Stephanie Raymond watch " Days of our Lives " in their room. The traffic cone, stophght and menu board were just a few of the items they used to spice up their room. 16 Student Life Mirrored balls, Winnie the Pooh and unique styles accent creative living spaces IN STYLE W iilking into a residence hall al the beginning of a year could have been depressing, but a little creativity and the smallest splash of craziness turned a room into a daily party. Jason Duran and Jeremy Farrow did Just that. Wanting to be different, they decorated their Perrin Hall room after two days of procrastination by throwing glow-in-the-dark posters on the walls. " When people walked by, they always stopped to take a look. " Duran said. The two said everyone thought their room was great and that it was an easy way for them to meet people. Roommates Brian Diamond and Kyle .Scholz agreed. Diamond, who works as a DJ on weekends in Omaha, Neb., brought his stereo equipment with him in hopes of doing a show in Maryville. Since his equipment was already here, he added it to his room for decoration. The Perrin Hall room men were not the only creative residents, however. Stephanie Raymond and Darl Brickhouse spent a lot of time in their Phillips Hall room as well. A gigantic Pepsi sign covered with private jokes dominated the room. While Farrow and Duran took the lime to decorate. Raymond and Brickhouse created replicas of their rooms back home. Pictures of their friends covered the room and the matching Winnie the Pooh bedspreads reflected their personalities. B Beckx Mellon " Other people thought our room was creative and had a homey feel to it. " Brickhouse said. A lot of money went into these rooms to make them appear home-like. Diamond estimated a total of $2,000 spent on stereo and lighting equipment, while Duran and Farrow figured around SI, 000 was spent on their room, including television. Nintendo, stereo and couch. " It was something that made them individuals, " Resident Assistant Greg Cole said. " It also established a community on the floor. " Most of Duran and Farrow " s friends enjoyed hanging out and relaxing in the bright neon lights. Black lights hung from each of their lofts along with cactus lights strung from one end of the bed to the other. Orange, yellow and green fluorescent paint splattered on the base of their loft gave the room its own twist. Raymond had glow-in-the-dark pullv paint on her side of the wall, and Brickhouse hung empty beef jerky packages on hers. The two stN les met in the middle with tropical fish hanging tfoni the ceiling and orange cones everywhere. In Scholz and Diamond ' s room, or " mood room " as their neighbors called it. a mirror ball, strobe lights and multicolored laser lights allowed Diamond to set any mood. The Perrin residents thought Diamond and Scholz " s room was " pretty wild, " neighbor Charles Bass said. Personalizing rooms made them seem more homelike and a better place for students to return to when the needed to rela.x. Creativity and craziness helped create a home. Residence Halls 17 t f . JL t Friends cope with loss of loved ones 18 There vKcrc topics ihal could not be discussed in public, making people tee! uneasy and uncomfortable in their safe world. The feelings brought forth were not shared and were considered to be taboo. Perhaps the most hushed topic was death. Everyone, however, had to cope with a loss in their life .sometime. Stress from classes and isolation from family intensified nonnal grie ing for many students. Each indi idual had ways of handling the grief death left in its wake. ■ " When my best friend Kris was killed in a car accident, right after I heard the news. I went to church. " Tommy Miller said. " Going to church helped a lot for me. " Others found escaping from society was how they could cope. " The hardest death I had to handle was my grandfather ' s. " Michelle Roseman said. " When I heard Ihe news, I just wanted to be alone. It was my way of thinking it didn ' t happen. Basically. I was afraid I would look like a fool in front of everyone. " The most important way for a person to help a grieving friend was to be ready to talk or offer emotional support. " Be there for a friend w ho is grieving and do not avoid them. " Liz Wood, counselor, said. " Recognize that some people want to withdraw and give them space and time. " Student Life By Michelle Murphy Most importantly. Wood said, was to work through the emotions and not hide them. " My advice when it came to grieving was to ir not to hold back your tears; just let your emotions go, " Wood said. Releasing tears was just one way of coping. Wood also suggested talking to others. " Talking to people, knowing what stages were involved-it was helpful because so many people who were grieving or coping felt like they were going crazy, " Wood said. Students on the Silent Walk dealt with grief in a different way-by not talking. More than 500 people met at the Bell Tower and participated in the event. " It was an overwhelming feeling of peace, " Kerry Wells said. The Speak Out for Stephanie foundation walk was dedicated to the memory of Karen Hawkins, a Northwest student murdered in April 1995. and other sexual assault and rape victims. Stephanie Schmidt, for whom the foundation was named, was a Pittsburg State student and Sigma Sigma Sigma new member who was sexually assaulted and killed. As the line of people made its way through campus, every person ' s opinions and thoughts were heard without speech being necessary. " To look back and everyone was quiet — it was the best feeling to know that these people supported you. " Wells said. colli inued to page 21 THE GRIEr L Tracy Wilson hugs Sigma Sigma Sigma sister Tracy Sibbemsen as they comfort each other after an emotional night. The silent walk made many of the women desire a supportive hug. Showing their support for victims of rape and sexual assault, more than 5(J0 people silently walk through campus. Sigma Sigma Sigma sponsored the walk in memory of Karen Hawkins, a Northwest student murdered in .April Coping f 19 Missouri Water Patrol officials search the 102 Ri er lor Karen Hawkins " body. The body was discovered se en days later when a L ' niversity professor suggested throw ing a 20-pound bag of potatoes into the ri er Murder suspect Dennis Lee Jones enters through the hack eiiti ancc ol ih NodawaN County Courthouse Annex for his arraiynmcnl Jones conlesscc to killini; Hawkins and later hiuiL ' hinisclt in his lail ceM : ' - ' z Brooke Boehner speaks at the menioria service in honor of Karen Hawkins in front of the Bell of ' 48. The counseling center sponsored a support group for sorority members to help them deal with Hawkins ' death 20 Student Life r By Mike Johnson im . coiUiimcd from page IS The Silciil Walk helped some students deal with the loss of their friend. Laura Girard had known Hawkins since grade school and coped with the question of " why. " " My initial reaction was, how could something so tragic happen to someone so full of life, " Girard said. " She was so innocent, and she ' d never hurt anyone. " For some, it was difficult because they knew both Hawkins and Dennis Lee Jones, the man who confessed to the murder. Joann Hall, who attended the Silent Walk, rinimed with Jones at the time of Hawkins " death. " I didn ' t want it to be true, " Hall said. " I was friends with Karen too. I loved Karen and I lo ed Dennis. It was rough. " While Hawkins ' murder was rough on many, death was never easy. However, with the love and support of friends and family, those coping with the loss of a lo ed one did not have to suffer alone in silence. Events of the Murder For (he first time in 12 ears, a murder rocked Northwest when Maryville-nalive Hawkins was discovered missing and reported dead. Hawkins was last seen leaving BJ ' s Bar and Package Store at 1 :.M) a.m. Kriday, April 20. A missing person ' s report was filed at . " i. O p.m. when Hawkins had not returned home after driving Jones, an aquaintance from work, to his home. Later that evening, Jones revealed to Marvville Public Safet thai Hawkuis had Karen Hawkins been " assaulted to the point of death. " In the confession videotaped by police, Jones admitted disposing the body m the 102 Rner. Jones u as charged with murder in the first degree, forcible rape, forcible sodomy and felonious restraint. The Missouri Water Patrol, Public Safety, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Nodaway County Sheriff ' s and Coroner ' s Office, Campus Safety and community volunteers searched the river for her bod . After an estimated 800 man hours, it was found at 10 a.m. the follow ing Fridav 1 mile down river. A Northwest professor had called the police and suggested they use a bag of potatoes to locale the body. Officials threw in a 20-pound bag with a banner attached and, because of the bag and body ' s similar mass, recovered the Hawkins ' body. A memorial service was held at the Bell Tower to honor Hawkins ' memory and the counseling center sponsored group counseling sessions for Hawkins ' sorority sisters. The story ' s conclusion came when Jones hanged himself in the Maryville prison weeks before he was to stand trial. Coping 21 Nathan Dietendorf and Rick Toth sip drinks and enjoy conversation at The Leaded Bean. The Leaded Bean and Gourmet Pleasures gave students an intimate atmosphere to chat with friends and ra study. Both i- coffeehouses 5 CO were recent additions to the _ businesses of B o Maryville. g Lori Gano surveys the choices at Gourmet Pleasures while Kristin Bohnenkamp reads the Maryville Daily Forum. Despite the chaos of open mic nights, the coffeehouse provided students a place to relax, study and chat with friends. A cluster of women socialize outside of Gourmet Pleasures. The coffeehouse offered regular entertainment with 3 open mic night on Wednesdays and " Friends " night on Thursdays. 22 Student Life Lights were turned low. Music provided atmosphere; a few people swayed to the vibrations coming from the speakers. People milled around, meeting old friends and eyeing people across the room. A few were at the bar. waiting patiently for the one thing that kept them going. Coffee helped many students stay up through long nights of cramming. In Maryville. coffee was the focus of two new- businesses and the lifeblood of several students. " When I was in college at Northwest, it was go out to the bars, drink to get drunk, go to the fraternity parties, get drunk, " Leslie Ackman, Gourmet Pleasures owner, said. " That ' s all it was — just drinking, drinking, drinking. That was socializing. " At Ackman " s downtown shop, patrons found a place to socia lize and help bring coffee back in style. " It was just nice that it came back into fashion again, " Ackman said. " You were not considered a geek anymore. " The Leaded Bean, the second coffeeshop to perk up the " Ville, opened late into the fall semester. Gina Geesey, owner, agreed with Ackman ' s view of coffee coming back. " I was tired of going to the bars every night, " Geesey said. " 1 just didn ' t drink a lot and I was tired of hanging out with my friends and not being able to hold a conversation because it was so loud. So it was just an alternative to the bar. " Geesey, a Northwest student, opened the coffeeshop with funding from her father and assistance from her aunt and uncle. " It was good because it gave students a place to spend money other than at the bars, " Blythe Lynch said. " It was another In ing room, but someone else cleaned up. " .Students enjoyed the atmosphere, taking time to relax and [ilay games, read books or talk with friends. " I loved it — the atmosphere, " Mike Armstrong said. " I talked III more people (in one night) than I have since I got here. " Both of the shops were outlets for student creativity as well. Open mic nights allowed students to play instruments, recite poetry or read stories. There were board games, building blocks, books and puzzles available. Many people brought something of iheir own to work on or share with others. Evenings and late nights were the most popular time for the coffeehouses. As the sun sank and the moon rose, so did the caffeine consumption levels. Big cities may have once been the home to bohemian interests, but with the addition of the coffeehouses, students got a chance to both show off their talents and find a place to relax and escape the realities of a caffeine-colored world. e Yille By Jenniler Ward Eclectic of coffehouses caffeine cravers No Beans About It It ' s the middle of the night before the big final. Heads droop; words swim over the page. It must be time for some caffeine, and what could be better to get the blood pump- ing than a steaming hot cuppa joe? Coffeehouses became the place to be to acquire that timeless legal drug — caffeine. French may have been the language of love, but students knew that Italian was the way to get their hands around that perfect mix- ture of coflee, milk and foam. Espresso — The basic form. . shot of hot coffee served immediately after preparing. Macchiato — Espresso with a bit of milk added. Cappuccino — .An espresso with plenty of steamed milk added, topped with a large foam cap. Latte — Short for caffe latte. This classic American version is basically coffee with a lot of milk. Shots — Measure of espresso added to drink. Skinny — Skim milk used instead regular. Leaded — Caffeinated coffee. Unleaded — Decaffeinated. On wheels, on a leash or with wings — To 1 Coffeehouses 23 Rebecca Bennett and Jennifer Mitchell browse the shelves for SI bargains at E ery- thing ' s a Dollar. Located on the corner of Main and Fourth streets. Ever thing ' s a Dollar got the attention of the bargain- shopping student. Eric Gater and Terrv ' Garnet discuss Magic cards and games at Turn the Page. Contributing to the m beauty of the square. New businesses gave students additional places to shop. h Kelly Reichart. owner of The Family Tree, moves in an antique display cabinet. The new antique store was officially opened in July. 24 Student Life I Small shops offer new atmosphere for shopping excursions pen for Business Fi c ;iiid dime stores became a ihiiii; of the past and Mom and Pop stores were fading into memories, but in Maryville shopping got a little bit easier. Small business owners found a market lor inexpensive items, gifts and used books with Northwest students. The owners of Everything ' s a Dollar. Trifles and Treasures and Turn the Page all said they believed there was a need or a desire for their business in town. Tom Cooney. Everything ' s a Dollar owner, said he believed he fulfilled students ' wants because the store canied items for a low price in a central location. " We were very happy with business, " Cooney said. " Also, we were in a great location because the store was in walking distance. " Cooney said the store may not have been a necessity, but filled a niche among price- conscious students. " Everything ' s a Dollar did not lit my needs, but fit the needs of everything I didn ' t need, " Becky Johnson said. " But it was so cheap you had to buy it. " Maryville also became home to a new craft store. Trifles and Treasures. ' I lelt Maryville needed a ariet of gift items, and with my kids in school 1 had the time. " owner Kathe DeMott said. DeMott ' s cousin had bousiht Looks and had By Lisa Thompson a spare building, so DeMolt decided to put in a gift store. Before opening the store. DeMott used to baby-sit. When her children v ent to school, she found the time needed to run the business. " I enjoyed Tritles and Treasures much better than baby-sitting. " DeMott said. " It (the store) took up a lot of my lime, more than I e er dreamed. " Offering a place to buy books and gaming supplies, Eric Gater, a Northwest alumnus, opened Turn the Page. " I used to work in a store like it (Turn the Page) before and always wanted to open one, " Gater said. The new businesses had effects on the town. " I think it was good (new businesses open- ing), " Gater said. " We were trying to get downtown revitalized and a lot of new busi- nesses were moving in. " Cooney. DeMott and Gater agreed Mary ilk- was supporting their businesses and they enjoyed opening iheni. They also agreed that time became a premium. " When I was awake. I was here (Turn the Page ) or wurking on stulT cimnccled to the business. " Gater said. Cooney agreed for the most part w ith Gater. " I did have some free time. " Cooney said. These new businesses brought in a w ider selection of items, increased competition and ga L ' siLidcMls a new place to shop. New Businesses 25 After taking her clothes out of the dryer at Uptown Laiin dry and Dry Cleaning, Heidi Hlandik proceeds to lold them. Another service provided by Uptown allowed stu- dents to drop off their laundry and have it weighed and washed by the pound. As Gulsen .Akalan reads the paper, her friend Angle Nolan does her laundry . Nolan usually did her laundry every two weeks, depending on her needs. 26 . • Student Life uw . • nme BUSTERS Students do laundry by the pound or by the load As siudcnls ' clothes piled up in kumdry baskets, students eanie to the realization that the dreadful task ol laundry was looming. Flashbacks of doing laundry tor the first time hit many students hard when they sat around the laundry mat lor hours. " I was still learning to do my laundry when I came to school " Melanie Mann said. " I couldn ' t figure out which one was the dryer and which was the washer. " There were several alternatives in doing laundry. One way students could have their laundry done was dropping it off at Uptown Dry-Cleaning and Laundry. Uptown weighed the dropped-off laundry and, for 75 cents a pound, cleaned it the same day it was brought in. it could then be delivered for an additional $1 . " We got a couple of students dropping oft their laundry, " Tammy Anderson, Uptown Dry-cleaning and Laundry owner, said. " A lot of students didn ' t know about our drop- off services. " The real c|uesiii)n was which was cheaper students doing their own laundry or dropping it off. Students who did their laundry in the residence halls paid % a load using the debit card or $1.25 without. When dropping laundry off, the minimum charge was $2. " It (the price) depended what laundry was drojiped oil, " .Anderson said. " ' Sheets. By Michelle Murphy coiiilorters and blankets cost a little bit more. Basically, it worked out the same. It may ha e cost a little bit more to drop off. " For a top-load washer it was $1 per wash, double-load washers were $1 .75 per wash, and dryers were 25 cents for 10 minutes. Some people preferred to do their own laundry because Mom and Dad were not convenient, o r because their parents were loo particular with the laundry and it was easier for them to do it on their own. " I did my laundry myself, unless I was going home. " Mann said. " Then my parents did it for me. " While some students did their laundry because Mom and Dad were too picky, they lound doing laundry could be difficult. Mistakes doing laundry were often embar- rassing or at least expensive. Mi.xing colors and w hites was a frequent mistake. " I did my laundry myself, because no one else would do it for me. " David Hrisman said. " One time, a while back. 1 turned a whole bunch of whiles blue because I washed them with a new pair of jeans. " Piled clothes and sweat shirts worn inside oul w ere a sure sign of the need to wash clothes. Students learned more than what was taught in class, they also learned that whites were washed in hot water and cottons w rinkled easily. Laundry, whether done by the pound or the load, became a harsh tact of life. Laundry ■ 27 asual HIGH IEJIiors note: The names of the people featured In the stcny have been ehani;ecl to proteel their identity. was an inslanl pot head, " Crystal said. In the four years that had passed since she first experimented with marijuana, she had used " acid, coke, crystal, crank, marijuana and ecstasy. " " It was all experimental at first. " Crystal said. " I guess I did have a problem, but I had no desire to stop having my problem. " Crystal was not alone. Many students experi- mented with controlled substances. According to the Northwest Student Handbook. 37 students were arrested in drug-related offenses in 1994. " The most typical (drug case) thai we got was people in their rooms that smoked marijuana, " Sgt. Shawn Collie; of the University Police Department Investigations, said. " It was the most popular because it was easiest to get hold of and probably one of the cheapest drugs. " Tiffany was introduced to marijuana her first semester at Northwest by a friend. " I experimented with it in college more because there was less chance of being caught by my parents. " Tiffany said. Kent Porterfield, Assistant Dean of Students, said leaving home may have contributed to experimentation with controlled substances. " For many students, the University experience was. experience of exploration, " Porterfield said, " Unfortunately, for some students that involved using drugs. " ■tudent Life Users make personal choice in experimenting with chemical substances By Lesley Thacker To remain in school, recreational drug users had to learn to balance exploration and education. Crystal said she was actually more moti ated because of her drug use. " If I had (smoked) a joint, then I didn ' t have to worry about wanting one. " Crystal said. " I could just get what I had to do done, instead of trying to do it and thinking about having a joint instead. It was distracting — wanting to get high and couldn ' t. " Jeremy, who tried marijuana and acid, said drug use had only interfered once with his classes. " 1 missed a class after my first trip, but that was because I did not know what affect the acid would have on my body when I tried it. " Jeremy said. Tiffany ' s schoolwork was also affected once. She said she had learned her lesson, but many of her friends had not. " They would not wake up, or get stoned the night before a test, and then said they were sick, " Tiffany said. " They would basically use the pot as an excuse. " Although many students were able to control their drug use. Collie said he thought recreational drug users impacted the campus in many ways. " It affected everybody. " Collie said. " When people smoked in their rooms, the smell carried. Then they had police knocking on the door, waking people up. Across the campus, it had probably affected, or will affect, everybody. " Doing drugs was a personal choice, but in all cases, it came down to accepting responsibility for their experimentation. A female sludent inhales through a homemade pipe as she flicks a lighter to ignite the marijuana. According to Sgl. Shawn Collie, merely possessing a pipe or any other drug paraphernalia was a Class A misdemeanor. Casual Drug Use p29 Bartending at The Palms. Andy Gress takes Jolene Trapp ' s order. Gress ' 15-hour-per- week job also involved ctJ mixing shots, stockmg coolers, bouncing and locking up. Cindy Powers makes change for a customer at Casey " s General Store where she works flexible hours to help •= accommodate her 15 hours of classes. Powers said her job also allowed her time to " halfway socialize. " 30 P Student Life m MAKERS Students survive work and homework By Jason Cispcr Fi)r many studenls. taking care of business was literally a full-lime job. Many of the jobs held by students in Maryville were not characteristic ol working students in general. Regardless of the tasks at hand, one thing was true in most cases — college students were willing to do almost anything for money. For some students, an open schedule was the key to finding a job. With a course load of 15 hours, Cindy Powers found Casey ' s General Store was the employer that best fit her needs. " I chose Casey ' s because they had a flexible schedule, so I could take classes, " Powers said. Powers also said the job allowed her lo " halfway socialize " while she was winking. Reggie Graham said a good friend helped him find his job through the Job Corps program in Maryville. He expected to find something ordinary, like a job in a local grt)cery store. Instead, Jarnik Buses. Inc.. an independent busing company out of Stanberry, Mo., offered Graham a job driving a bus. " It was the ideal job for a college student, " Graham said. " The pav v as great, ami the hours were low. " Graham said, outside of the occasional light, the kids he drove for (ages ranging from . " i to 16) were " pretty cool. " " The kids tested me a lol al fnsi. " (irahani said. " When they found oul ihal 1 was |usi like all Ihe other bus dnv ers. the kind of backed off. We got along fine (later). When there was a fight, I just pulled the bus over and tried to settle the situation as quickly as possible. " Graham said the only part of the job he did not like was the obnoxious drivers he encountered on the road. " Sometimes other drivers were pretty rude, " Graham said. " They just didn ' t seem to understand that it took a while to gel a school bus to speed up. not to mention the fact thai I had to obey the speed limit al all limes. " Although the job was temporary. Graham was often amused when the children asked him if he planned on doing it for the rest of his life. " I just told them. " Gimme a break, guys. ' " Graham said. For Jason Ballerson. a hands-on job s as the key to financial stability. Ballerson found a job at the Maryville Livestock Auction Center. His duties ranged from sorting livestock to pouring concrete and other general tasks. Ballerson said his first livestock sale was rather hectic. " I walked into the barn, and all I could hear were cows mooing. " Ballerson said. " People were shouting orders at each other. Things moved al a fast pace that firsi da . but I got used lo it pretty quick. " Ballerson worked 1 2 hours a week because of school and other aciivities. Overall, he enjoyed the job, although the pay was " not so hoi. " Regardless of the reason, the need for money was alwavs present in the back of students ' minds. Many students went oul of their way to lind interesting jobs earning monev under some noi -so- mundane conditions. Outside Jobs ' ' 31 Search http: Computer Assistance Cyber Shopping Entertainment Poiitics Sports As everything in life, things change and so do these addresses. Keep in mind the most fun in surfing the Net is trying new things and finding cool new links. Computer Assistance Yahoo ' s Guide to Internet Internet Help WWW Virtual Library Web Surfer ' s Handbook Zen Art of the Internet CyberShopping Downtown Anywhere Internet Shopping Galleria InterWeb Mall Entertainment Planet Earth Home Page Electronic Newsstand Intertalnment Cybercenter Politics The Whitehouse Conservative Link Liberal Information Page Libertarian Rock the Vote CapWeb Sports The Internet Pearls Index ESPNet SportsZone http: www, yahoo. com http: http: hypertext DataSources bySubject Overview.html http: ta handbook.html http: Publications Other Zen zen-1.0 toe. html http: index.html http: http: interweb shopping.html http: planet_earth television.html http: http: hn directory hec index.html http: http: bmdesign tcl conintro.html http: http: legalize liberty web http: RTV intro.html http: http: wmhogg sports.html http: web1 Anatomy of a Web Address: http: wv www_root nortfiwest events index.html http (hypertext transfer protocol) - allows browser to know to ex- pect a web page (unlike a gopher site). www (sub-domain) - an extension of the domain name. World Wide Web servers typically use www. nwmissourj (unique domain) - it is what an organization or group calls its Net site. edu (high-level do- main) - type or location of an organization. .com=commerical .edu=university I html (hypertext markup language) - file that browser uses to display the page. 32 Student Life OPEN ) temet Originall) created in the ' Mh b the Depariiiieni of Defense, the Iniemel nun ed from the mililiirs lo the academic world. Siudents found searching the Iniemet and using the World Wide Web were useful for work and play. " I used the computers for lots of things — wrote papers, talked to friends, found out financial info (like my bills), registered for classes and found out stuff about bands on the Internet. " Katie Bo ick said. .Academic Computing refurbished the computer lab in the B. D. Owens library, complementing the VAX services, which had established Northwest as an electronic campus in 1987. Macintosh computers as well as personal computers were available for use anytime the library was open. The software on the computers was more than just word processing programs, however. Netscape was a popular program for looking through WWW pages. " (I) mostly used Netscape because I could readily see what I was searching for. " " Scott Jones said. " I could find anything on the Net. " " Jones used the computers not only to find out infomiation about his fa onte musical artist. Enya. he also had assignments in Basic Reporting that required he do some Internet searches. " (Jody Strauch. the instructor) wanted us to be able to know that the Net had an info we might have needed. " " Jones said. " I also used it for other classes. Most of the time, though. I did it for fun. ..working on iiiv homepage and ' surfing ' the Net. " " Jones said his instructor also stressed using computers " w as a great w ay of gathering information. ..and conducting an interview. " " Bin ick found herself using the computers w hen she was bored. " l saw all the things I could do and find out about, " " Bovick said about her computer experiences. " I liked (using the computers) a lot. There was always somethins ! could do. " " .• lthough Northwest instituted Using Computers, a mandatory class that explained the V.A.X s stem and introduced some Internet and WWW skills, students often found themselves experimenting with the various systems on their own. Most students agreed that getting started was the hardest part. Christopher Davens voiced his frustration about his first attempts on the Internet. " I couldn " t remember all the commands. " " Davens said. " I kept getting lost in w eird bulletin boards w ith strange topics. One time some 65-year- old lad tried to pick me up over the computer. " Meeting people from other parts of the country or even the worid w as just one of the possibilities the Internet and the WWW had to offer. Talking to friends who might have been going to school somew here else was easy w ithoul all the expensive phone bills. " It w as rather nice to be able to talk to others around campus and the world without spending lots on phone bills or having to go elsewhere to use a computer. " " Jones said. Students could use the Net for academic purposes, and for entertainment genres as w ell. ■ " ■ ou could find anything on the Net. " " Jones said. " There were games on the Net. I had a link on mv page to a game called Letter R.I. P.. which was a kind of tw isted game of hangman, every lime you guessed a wrong letter, the zombie hanging on the w all lost a section of his anatomy. " " Some people who were avid watchers of certain show s on television could keep updated if they missed an episode. " I coul d find out about my favorite T ' show . where 1 might ha e missed an episode, so I could ha e found out w hat happened. " " Jones said. . s many students tbund out. getting on-line, searching the WWW and surfing the Internet were not exotic activities in far away places, but just a fingertip away on Northwest " s campus. By Jennifer Ward and April Burge Internet 33 Bright lights and the clanging of coins attracts patrons to Sam ' s Town in Kansas City. Many students traveled to the riverboat casinos in the St. Joseph and Kansas City areas to gamble. Angle Ondrak proudly displays her royal flush. The chance tor quick cash appealed to many students. 34 »« Student Life Chance of money lures students to gamble STAKES Rclcring lo gambling as a popular pasijme for Norlhwcsl students was a sate bet. Although most Northwest students claimed to be short on cash, many found themselves w iih enough money to take a trip to the n erboats in Kansas City, Mo., or make a bet on a football game. Whatever the means, betting was an expenditure many students were willing to partake. The riverboat casinos were a popular way to let off steam. Jim Ashley found the blackjack and roulette tables especially enjoyable. His best experience found him lea ing the riverboats %2f richer. On bad nights, though, he lost up to $100. " I lost most of the time, but the boats were a good form of entertainment, " Ashley said. " 1 prohabls would ha e wound up spending the same amount of money at the bar or at a movie. At least this way, I had a chance of winning some back. " Kalhy Rives also found the riverboats exciting. " If you had never been to Las Vegas, the boats w ere really cool, " Rives said. " If you had been, it was not as neat but still worth the trip, " Some students did not even have lo leave Maryville to take a chance at winning a little extra cash. Betting on sporting events through bookkeepers was also a popular gambling e ent. Because of the legality of such betting, the transactions were always kept quiet. People bet on events from hockey to football. Through a bookkeeper, a bettor could place as much as S. ' iOO on the team of his or her choice. In fact, bookkeeping itself was a profitable profession. One bookkeeper. Jack (his name has been changed to protect his identity), said his gambling B Jason Cisper habits actually drove him to the profession. " I was a losing gambler, but I saw the kind of money that my bookie was making and I wanted soine of it. " Jack said. Jack started small, hut at times he had as many as 45 " clients " belting through him. He called this " a bookie " s dream. " " The more people you ha e betting through you. the better your chances of w inning, because the bets split up on both sides. And 60 percent of the bets were losses, " Jack said. Wins came out of Jack ' s own pocket, but the losses were enough to cover them. Plus, he collected a 10 percent fee, or " juice, " to add to his winnings. Being a bookkeeper had its disadvantages, though. Jack said many times he dealt with people who would not pay or insisted they had bet in aniUher manner that was contrary lo his records. " I only took bets from people I knew or from friends of people I trusted, " Jack said. " I didn ' t screw anyone over, and I didn ' t charge any interest. I was the people ' s bookie. They respected that, and they kept their mouths shut. " What tiid the future hold for gambling ' ? An article in the Nov. 17, 199, USA Today reported that on- line gambling and virtual casinos were becoming more and inore of a reality. Ashley was skeptical about this new form of gambling. " The whole concept never appealed to me. " .Ashley said. " Being able to het with money didn ' t sound dangerous to me. " Regardless of the means, students were w illing lo bet their money to try and make a fast buck. Whether thev won or lost, the odds were good that students would continue to lay their money on the line. Gambling 35 By April Burge and consii perfect abode Dont Forget. A list of items commonly forgotten by students — • toilet paper • Ziploc bags • dishwashing soap • pots pans • curtains • strainer • longs • light bulbs • matches • scouring pads • tly swatter • paper towels • ice cube trays • garbage bags • dish towels • salt pepper shakers • broom • mop • basic cleaning supplies ( floor cleaner) • extension cords • dish drain • utensils • bowls • plates and glasses Although most students lived in the residence halls lor al leasl one year, many Northwest students sought out the refuge of olT-campus living. Moving off campus was never an easy task. If one was used lo ihe convenience of paying all ihc utilities, food and other living necessities in one big transaction, then living off campus came as quite an adjusimenl. " When 1 first moved off campus. 1 kepi lorgelling to huy toilet paper, " Aric Howe said. " Living in the (residence halls) was very efficient; one didn ' t have to buy toilet paper, cleaning supplies or food. " Even trilling matters such as these did not compare to the sometimes insurmountable task of trying to find a place off campus that was suitable for human occupancy. " When my roommate and 1 were thinking about moving off campus, we ran into a lot of strange characters who were trying to rent something equivalent to a shack, " Monica Dudley said. " 1 mean these places were scary. I remembered one place that looked like Ihe " Silence of Ihe Lambs ' basement. " Nol every off-campus experience had to be inlimidaling. With careful planning and a little investigation, students could come oui ahead when looking for a relatively inexpensive place in Maryville. Whether it was a house, apartment or duplex. Maryville had some promising offerings lo Northwest students. " 1 had a lot of students visit our office looking for comforlablc. yel affordable housing. " Mary McMahon. director of equal opportunity housing in Maryville, said. " The thing lo keep in mind was thai we did have a wailing list, so the sooner a student got his name in the belter. " Another key thing lo think about when moving off campus was how reliable roommates would be. It was nol only important lo know the indi idual. but il was also helpful lo sit down and sel some guidelines. " 1 had a nightmare experience one semester, " Dudley said. " My roommate gol this boyfriend and he was over every weekend, and we only had a tiny one-bedroom apartment. I never had any privacy. " If one was thinking about moving off campus and needed a roommale. there was several ways lo find one. Posting signs around campus could have helped one search for a roommale, bul most people relied on word of mouth or asked their friends. Finally, financial arrangements also had lo be made. Li ing off campus nol only subjected many people lo a lot of major in esimenls. bul incidental costs as well. " My roommale and 1 were living in this place for a couple of weeks and Ihe trash was piling up out on the porch, " Howe said. " We had forgotten to gel trash service. " While the movies made il look easy, searching for a humble off- campus abode look careful planning and consideralion before a house became a home. 36 ;|S%Student Life Living off campus 37 Brandon Brow n and the other rnenihers ot Bhss perl ' oriii at Cioiirniel Pleasures. rinse TALENT By Jennifer Siniler and Jason Cisper Underground styles accent creative minds 38 student Life Despite the rural appearance. Northwest was packed with countless outlets for those who considered themselves to be " on the fringe. " Indeed, the underground scene really was not as underground as it might ha e appeared. Various cultural endea ors proved once again that Man, viUe was a " happenin " town. " The scene raged Northwest with w ild local bands and classic coffeehouses. This same scene motivated artists to leave the Charles Johnson Theatre and to be more free and spirited with themselves. Every year, art department seniors had to present a piece of their art in order to receive their bachelor of arts degree. Normally, it was presented in the Charles Johnson Theatre, but for the first time. The Leaded Bean sponsored the event. The artists were very excited about getting this opportunity to display their art to the community. " I always wanted to really get it (the art) out of the art building, " Chris Kimball said. " To get a real-life experience, to talk to the people and to have art w ith the community as opposed to having a shnne where the art was and people had to come to the shrine. " Many artists learned new ways to create art and liked the fact that they got the chance to actually show their work off to the community. Oliver Bachman learned how to use liquid emulsion to transfer a photographic image to a large non-photographic surface. " Whether I would have created something or made an image and took it into the darkroom and made it look like art, I was always able to make something artificial look like art, " Bachman said. " I w anted to make myself actually have to learn photography and learn lighting. There was a history to it and I wanted to learn that histor . " The Liter-Art magazine was also a new aspect to the underground scene. " We considered taking some faculty submissions for special features, but in the end, the focus of the magazine was to be a forum for students, " Scott Brock said. " We got lots of calls initially, but things got off to a slow start. " The editors were hoping to release the magazine at spring mid-semester. The local bands seeped out of Northwest with a big bang. The bands consisted of Bliss, Furley and Purge. Bliss participated in the Homecoming Variety Show as a first attempt to get recognized. Bliss and Furley were often found pert ' orming at The Leaded Bean and at open mic night at Gourmet Pleasures. Making grand debuts throughout Mary ville was the group Distinguished Gentlemen. They were a four-man ensemble of current students. Whether it was art exhibits, literary magazines or alternative bands, students with a creative urge and a knack for originality were allowed to thri e on their indi idual talents. Jennifer Collantcs gazes into a display of portraits by (■|lll Kimball during his senior art exhibit at The Leaded Bean. The exhibition, which also featured work by Oliver Bachman, was an allempt to bring art 1(1 ihe comnninity. In llie dimiy lit atmosphere of Molly ' s, hurley, a local band, performs for the crowd and the camera. The band consisted of Austin Howell. Darin Casery. Patrick Redd and Jon Khmer Takiny a break from studying. Mike Ruckdesche edits his submission to Medium Weight Forks. The editors decided to accept both visual and 1 iterary u orks to create a Liter-Art magazine. Underground Scene 4 39 Out ( f the (iiiiiy now citul finishcil with " Jury Duty, " everyone ' s favorite " Sou in Law " brings his clad to campus to entertain the crowds t ' s A © Coming out from behind the curtain, scanning the crowd and yelHng " What ' s happen ' en budd-dy " with the oh-so famous video camera, Pauly Shore and his father Hghtened up a Wednesday night at the Mary Linn Performing Arts Center. In a new approach to his comedy act, Pauly asked his dad to join the tour which ended in Maryville with nearly sold-out crowds. " I had a whole new outlook to my performances, " Pauly said. " I wanted to take my real-life experiences and tell people about them. People always liked to laugh at other people. It made them feel like they weren ' t the only ones who did dumb things. " Richard Pry or ' s autobiography gave Pauly the idea to personaUze his performances and be more honest on stage. Instead of making up his performances, Pauly did what he did best — " tweaked " the audience and acted like the " weasel. " " I had so much luii on stage hcing who I am, " Pauly said. " Bringing my dad on lour with me made the whole act e en more honest and truthful. I just said v haleser came to my head; it was all tree style. " Putting the audience into a continuous state of laughter, Pauly invented a " l-90()-975-Pauly " fantasy hot line for women. He demonstrated a phone conversation hy pulling a young woman from the crowd. Wherever he was at, PauK v as enjoying life and always ready to make people laugh. He took what he did seriously and believed " this was what (he) was put on the Earth to do. " Showing how close family relationships can be. Sammy Shore introduces his son Pauly during the beginning of their comedy routine. The duo finished their tour in Maryville by entertaining nearly-sold out 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. crowds at the Mary Linn Performing Arts Center. — Jennifer Simler 40 Entertainment llailini; his hiul hiick iin ins sionl. P;iiily Shore displ.i s his tspical wcirdncss while leniiiiisemg ahoul his l.iiiuls life. Shore also poked fun the O. J. trial and inleraeted u ith audience members onstage during his act. Pauly Shore 41 With his red lii ht and a hypnotic voice. Jim Wand has Northwest under his control and keeps audiences entertained h playing with their minds ori [ u j 5 ConrrcC 0 Think of the unthinkable, and it might just have happened at hypnotist Dr. Jim Wand ' s show. Wand convinced nine men they were gorgeous women competing in the Miss America Pageant. They strutted their stuff while primping on stage. He also made audience participants believe they were on a warm beach in Maui during the cold winter months in Missouri. One thing he could not do. however, was keep off the BHzzard of ' 96. Because of an extremely cold wind chill factor and blowing snow. Wand ' s slated January appearances were cut short and rescheduled for February. Being in the audience was not enough for many students; they had to get in on the act. " I had seen several Jim Wand shows in the pasi, " Ray McCalla said. " I had never done it before, bin I decided to try il because I thought it would be Tun. " Sell-hypnosis was a topic Wand discussed while on campus. He also provided posi-hypnotic suggestions to his audience participants many limes. " I had taught groups what hypnosis was. then I would have hypniiti ed the w hole group. " Wand said. " " I lei iheni know what It lelt like lo be hypnoli ed. then I gave them suggestions. I made suggestions on weight loss, smoking, study skills and molivation. " With 12 appearances al Northwest over the years, no two shows were alike. This variety dazzled Northwest and put Wand _ in an entertainment catetiorv all his own. ' S Hypnotist Jim Wand performs before a crowd of freshmen in Lamkin . ' ctivily Center during Advantage ' 95. Wand mesmerized Northwest students three times per year for the last 12 years and continued being a featured entertainer. -Michelle Murphy 42 Entertainment O}] flu- nu ' ful from Ictryni itis, ventriloc uist Jeff Diinhdni hrini .s along his conicdic puppet pals for a laugh-filled evening RFICR The normal chatter heard in Mary Linn Performing Arts Center came to a standstill as the lights dimmed and the audience realized Jeft Dunham was about to perform. Laryngitis had caused Dunham to reschedule his previous show. Dunham, who was well known for his comical genius in ventriloquism, did not come alone. He also brought an opening act and his famous puppet friends. " I had seen Jeff Dunham on TV many times before, " Travis Dimmitt said. " He had adjusted his act enough that it was still new and funny. He was a very good comedian. " Gary Shepard set the stage for Dunham, kicking off the evening with his daring brand of humor. " " I ihoughl he was alniosi bolter than JelT Dunham. " Sarah Brosi said. " He was really funny. " Dunham inloduced his crew of dummies which included a woozle named Peaiiui, a jalepeno on a slick, a grumpy old man named Walter, a look-a-like Judge Ilodoll and a doll of the puttet master. Dunham. " When he brought out the jalepeno on the stick, il was the best part. " Brosi said. " I liked the way he used his Dice and foughl w ith Peanut. " By the end of the night, after having the audience laughing for hours. Dunham had once again pro en that playing v ith dolls | could be very " manly. " Peanut and his mannequin of his owner express their fear as Jeff Dunham announces his intention to drink a glass of tequila while Peanut talks. Dunham ' s temporary bout of laryngitis dropped a veil of silence over his cast of characters and caused his Northwest appearance to be rescheduled. 44 ' Entertainment -Tom Derrington and Jackie Tegen JelT Dunham ' s " triend " Peanul struggles against the comedian ' s attempts to pack him away in a trunk. Peanul. « ho Dunham called a woo .le. was one ol se eral puppets featured in the ventriloquist ' s show. Jeff Dunham 45 Re-creation of a sniiill-fown hand takes audience of the present back to holidays past and puts them in a festive mood r " flG M " i ® In a gazebo decorated with garland and bows, members of Mr. Jack Daniel ' s Original Silver Coronet Band performed traditional Christmas carols with flare that put most in the holiday spirit. ' The music was really good, " Lisa Prentzler said. ' ' Although some of it I did not recognize, they had a good sound. I came to be put in the Christmas mood. " The group was created and directed by Dave Fulmer. The band modeled a form of " Musical Americana " of the 1 890s that no longer existed. Fulmer accompanied the group with narration throughout the performance. Audience members enjoyed Fulmer ' s interaction during the performance. " It was wonderful; I liked the way the narrator was tied in with the music, " Beth Ferry said. The current grtiup had been performing together since November 1993. " " We did all kinds of music. " Foster said. " " We did have fun and were ourselves. What you saw up on stage was what you got in real life. The " " perfesser. " he really talked that way. " The band was not used to playing to a mixed-age audience. " " We usually played for an older audience. " " Foster said. ' " When v e came to perlbrming arts centers like this tme. we tended to get N ' ounger crowds with the music students. " Dressed in costumes representing the past century and perfomiing Christmas carols in a traditional Lynchburg, Tenn., style. Mr. Jack Daniel ' s Original SilverCoronet Band put the audience in a holiday mood. H Playing the coronet, David Hobbs, who performed as the town barber, stands out during the performance at Northwest. Created by Dave Fulmer as a form of musical Americana that nolongerexists. Jack Daniel ' s Silver Coronet Band besan tourina the United States in 1978. — Rubx Dittmer safe,... . ' .ihH Entertainment Mr. Jack DaniclsOngmal SiKcr Coronet BaiiJ performs iinJcr ihc dirL-onon of Da c Fulmcr at the Mary Linn Pcrlbrmin;; Arts Center. The band re-created the small-town sound of the laic KSOOs and mixed stories told by ; the " pcrresser " wnh Christmas Jack Daniels 47 Markifiy, a cluini c from coiiiiiion ccinipus country concerts, the Violent temmes bring the fans to their feet and up into the air I VJl Body surfing, bright lights, whistles and loud screams were signs the audience was ready to rock at the Violent Femmes concert in the recently-renovated Bearcat Arena. Lead singer, Gordon Gano, noticed the mass forcing forward on the front rails, wanting to get closer to the stage. " It seemed we had a crowd in there that could have turned into a serious crowd, " Gano said about the 1.192 fans that attended. Crowd surfing was popular throughout the entire show. Many of the fans in the mosh pit found themselves soaring above the mass with no control over where they landed. The majurilN ol ' ihc audience became fond of the Violent Femmes years ago. " T had bought their music since the seventh grade. " Karrie Krambeck said. " They were very traditional Hke Meatloaf or the Grateful Dead except they grew up with us. " The opening band. Trouble in Mind, set the pace of the night when they played a hit song from The Doors. Many fans questioned the type of crowd the concert attempted to draw. Some individuals said the music types were from two different musical perspectives. " (If I was) anticipating an alternative crowd. (I would) not disllavor it with a blues band. " John Finn said. " The band that opened was good, but it was like switching gears completely v hen the Femmes came on. " Although some music critics found themselves in limbo, many of the fans were up in the air. surfing the crowd and enjoying the alternative attitude of the Violent Femmes. .Accidcnlally straying witliin security ' s reach, a crowd surfer ends tiis ride and is pulled over (he barricade hy guards. Undaunled by low ticket sales, spectators turned the Door of Bearcat Arena into a mosh pit. dancing wildly to the music of the Violent Femmes and threatenina to break the barricade in from of the stage. -Anne Baca 48 4 ' Entertainment hint- llk ' clKiosdl iliL- iiiosli pil. (loiildii (I,uu ,iikI Kikliu-nl ihc Vink-nl IvmnK-s kvd lliu .■ii KiUinuilol 1,1 " 2 |Vo|ik-. I h.iiul lvlU lniil I.i (imIi.-- sikIi as " HIisIli in llu- Sun. " Ulil li I p " ,iihI ' ■ XiiK ' i k ail MiiMi.-, " scikIiiiu w aikliciac iiiUi a iiuishiiij; iipmai Violent Femmes -49 Adding rock ' ' roll spice !o yoiini coKHtry, Collin Raye entertains the Mary Linn masses and helps reinforce Cupid ' s arrow ore than Country © A sea of cowboy hats and baseball caps filled Mary Linn Performing Arts Center as country-music star Collin Raye crooned ballads, warbled honky tonk and rocked the house with Led Zepplin songs in two packed shows. The award-winning singer of hits such as " Love, Me " and " In This Life " performed songs from his previous three albums as well as mate- rial off his latest album, titled " I Think About You, " which he promoted throughout the concert. Raye was so confident about the new album that he made a personal guarantee to the audience of each show. " If they didn ' t like any of the songs off the new album that I played (that night), I promised 1 would recall every one of them, " Raye said. " It was because I had so much power that I could just go and recall every last album from the stores. " Nobody asked him to recall the albums. Monica Smith and Joe Farthing even adopted " One Boy, One Girl. " a son.2 off the nev album, as one of " their sonszs. " " Before we went to the concert. Joey bought the CD. " Smith said. " We didn ' t have a song and we liked that one. so we made It one of our songs. " Raye ended the concert by drying his sweaty blond hair v ith hite towels and throwing them out to the screaming fans. Exhausted and drenched ith perspiration after three and a half hours. Raye took a final bow and sauntered off stage. waving to the crowd of more than " one boy and one girl. " Opening his 9 p.m. show. Collin Ra e launches into a fast-paced song, bringing the audience to its feet. Raye playedsome old favorites along with songs from his new CD. " I Think About You, " which many people recieved free through a Discover Card Promotion. 50 0 Entertainment -Mike Johnson Straining to hit a hii;h note. Collin Ka c hells out the rics to " Little Rock. " a song about .1 laiiuls torn apart b aleoholiMii. The countr star also pert ' ornied other lavorites. such as Love. Me " and One Boy. One dirl " during both of his shows. ■ Collin Rave ' r 51 Still a rcii ning kini in flic music world. Doc Sevcrinsofi and his Big Band blow away Northwest with new interpretations of old Jazz rhythms 5 $ Blasting out big band sounds in the Mary Linn Performing Arts Center, Doc Severinson and his Big Band brought Homecoming festivities to a close. Dressed in black leather pants and wild, bright jackets, Severinson still made bold appearances after his ' The Tonight Show " days. He was the pops director for symphonies in several large cities across the United States and was also featured in concerts across the country. " I ' m busier now than I ever have been in my hfe, " Severinson said. Se erinson. known for his quick humor and wild Liothing, was famous for his vivacious trumpet playing. His style ranged from classical to big band to Jazz, but he and his band preferred the big band selections. Playing " The Tonight Show " theme, Severinson and his band were introduced to a full house. " My husband was so glad I got the tickets because this was his kind of music, " Corky Reksecker. Northwest alumna, said. Hailing from the Kansas City area, guest vocalist Rosetta Robinson sang " Everyday I Have the Blues " along with the band. Se erinson recei ed a roar of laughter when he forgot the name of the song. Most of the original band members were present for the concert, something which delighted the majority of the audience. ' " It was a great band; it always has been, " Severinson said. " We wanted to gel together and let people hear us again. " j With a o eru helming jazz theme and big band sound. Doc and his band had Northwest " Rockin " Through the Ages. " Doc Severinson and his Big Band take the audience in the Mary Linn Performing Arts Center back to the big band era. Severinson and his band entertained fans with songs from days gone by such as " St. Louis Blues, " " The King Porter Stomp " and " Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me. " Bccky Mcllon 52 , ' » ' ■ ' Entertainment Spiirlmg his trademark colorful clothing. Doc Scvcrinson performs before a full house. nic ItiiiiKT " The Tonii;hl Show " b.inJlcadcr cnlcnaiiicil fans from around the region. Doc Severinson 53 Feel the Spirit J ' Helping each other out, the Blind Boys of .Alabama greet an audi- ence member. The Boys were one o ' the gospel groups that had the audi- ence clapping, singing along and dancing in ihc aisles during Feel the Spirit — An Evening of Gospel Music. rhc o cning was opened by a fast sel from The Soul Stirrers and a solo performance by Grammy-winner Inez Andrews. The Blind Boys then took the stage and made their own joyful, much to the delight of the audience. History professor Dr. Joel Benson admitted dancing in the aisles. " I enjoyed it a lot, but it was sad that there was not many people here. " Benson said. ' " Unfortunately, gospel music doesn ' t seem to appeal to many students. They missed a great show. " — Lesley Thacker Chanticleer ie| Chanticleer, America ' s only full-time classical vocal ensemble, delighted audiences at their fall Northwest appearance. Louis Botto founded Chanticleer in 1978. The name ' s origin was from the clear-singing roosters in the " Canterbury Tales. " Chanticleer sang a variety of music ranging from jazz and gospel to venturesome new music. There were five contra-tenors, three tenors, one bass baritone and one bass. Differing from the stage presence of other groups. Chanticleer ' s members kept on the move throughout their perforinance. " Orchestras usually did not change places, but we moved around every piece, " Eric Alatorro, bass. said. With iheir choreography and musical arrangements. Chanticleer delighted the fall audience. The traditions of music and {wrformance were not lost during the de- p lightful concert of these talented men. ' S — Angela Wheeler Gershwin by Request Pro ing lhc had rhythm as (hey struck up the band, pianist Leon Bates, .soprano Eddye Pierce Young and bass Benjamin Matthews entertained Northwest audiences during Gershwin by Request The program featured the music of George Gershwin and was bookended by the piano playing of Bates. He began the perfonnance with three pre- ludes and finished with the instrumen- tal classic, " Rhapsody in Blue. " ' . The trio got together for their show- -2 stopping iTiedley from " Porgy and 2 Bess " before intermission. " Eddye ' s performance surjirised ine since I wasn ' t very familiar with the style of her presentation, " Brent Morris said. " I was also very impressed with Benjamin ' s perfonnance and style of presentation. " With over HX) concerts under their belt, Gershwin By Request continued to help celebrate America ' s affection with one of its most beloved composers. — Mike Johnson Musical Benefit Gala An explosion of song vibrated in the air as the finale to the Musical Benefit Gala, a combination of the Wind Symphony and the University Chorale playing and singing the " Battle Hymn of the Republic, ' ' was performed. Eleven different inusical groups performed during the two-hour October gala, benefitting the Northwest music department. " In Celebration, my favorite song was ' Get Ready " because it kind of set the stage for the whole show, " Lisa Schartel. Celebration, Tower Choir and University Chorale member, said. " It was also fun. " There were also musical numbers written and or arranged by Northwest alumni, " It really went well. " Schartel said. " A lot of it was how hyped up you were. We had worked hard and it was ,£ paying off. It was also the adrenalin rush. " — Genevieve Schocklev 54-,.- ;- Entertainment Professional aiid student groups take Northwest through musical romps and fantastic adventures KC Symphony Taking the audience on romps through Italy ' s forests and Spain ' s streets, the Kansas Cits Symphony brought delight to Xonhwest. While not perfonning for a full house, the symphony ' s Febniary appearance was well appreciated. Students also appreciated having cultural events available on campus, Christopher Parkening joined the symphony for two pieces and f erfomied an encore. " i was in awe. " Lisa Bell said. " My mouth was open: he was reall good. " The closing movement of Respighi ' s " The Pines of Rome " had the audience searching for birds whose voices were heard and looking toward the balcony for the brass section. These out-of-the-ordinary elements surrounded the audience with sound and power and helped amplify the entertaining qualities of Encore pcrfonuanccs. — Jennifer Ward Amabile Piano Quartet 1 In tune, in tempo and inspiring were some of the words used to describe the .A.mabile Piano Quartet ' s performance, which kept the audience in awe despite a few disruptions. Fortunately, no person was to blame for the hampered evening. The problems had to do w ith the instruments. Not only did the piano " click " throughout the recital, but also ioHnist Kathleen Winkler ' s instrument broke a string. " They were very professional despite their technical difficulties and minor obstacles. " Chris Fisher said. .Although students could forgive the broken string, the piano ' s clicking did pro e unncr ing for some audience members. ■ " The defective piano was embarrassing I for Northwest). " .Am Mendon said. Overall, the quality of the pcrfoniiances by the four female musi- cians shown through. " It was very mo vi ng and i nspiring because it was entirely composed ol women, " Mendon said. " It .sent a message that women can take an irnponant role in music. " — Derrick Barker Music Nathan O ' Donnell playing Cinderella ' s stepfather. Elise Pointer playing her stepmother and Jen Holeombe playing Lucinda lament the approach ol a giantess. The productions told 53 the story of fairy tale characters := .c O who did not live , .Q happily ever 2 SI after. °- 56 |pr Entertainment Bringi ii Jdiry talc ji inures to life. Northwest students prove hard work and persen-erance can lead to a happy cndiiii iciioiial Tcilcs Once upon a time, a giant knocked over Little Red Riding Hood ' s house, Cinderelki moved in with a baker and Rapunzel was banished to the desert and bore two illegitimate children. Familiar fairy tales twisted together as characters from " Jack and the Beanstalk, " " Cinderella, " " Little Red Riding Hood " and " Rapunzel " interacted as they passed through the woods. " It was hilarious, " Amy Aebersold said. " I also thought the music was well done and very well prepared. " The nature and size of the production required an efficient and diverse cast and crew. " We hud to ha c 1 3 main charactLTs. noi jusi one or iwo. and thes all had to be able to ael. sing and dance. " director Charles Schultz said. A dance scene not seen in the Broadway production was incorporated into Northwest ' s presentation. ■ " The dancing really helped to make the scenes come alive. " Tara Callahan said. There was also a pit orchestra, compt)sed ot eight students. se en St. Joseph S niphon members and a pianist. Schullz said the elTorts put m b production students were successlul. " I couldn ' t ha e asked tor a better cast and creu. " Schult said. " 1 could have gone on the mail with these people. " Heading into the woods. Northwest students used acting, singing, dancing and special ettects to prove no one ever really lived happilv ever after. — Susie Mires Into the Woods jfc 57 Costume designer Dyann Yarns tends in Kip Mathews sleeve m the basement of the Mary Linn Performing Arts Center during a rehearsal for " Into the Woods. " Detailed sets and special effects helped make the musical stand out as a student production. Tooth of Crime IP " Wiih lis yriin posl- apocalyplic selling, sexual siiuations. strong language and cenlial power struggle bcivveen two killers. Sam Shepard ' s " TiHUh of Crime " pro ided an evening o ' muriler and pathos. .Surrounded b ' a chain link fence, the audience watched as Hoss. played hy Shad Ramsey, struggled to retain his power against a young upstart known as Crow, played by Brian Lindaman. Shepard " s writing, which had lingo from the 1950s. ' 60s, " TOs and the future, was one of the obstacles for audiences. " I expected I could follow the material, but it was difficult to do, " Dr. Robert Bohlken said. " It was not entertainment; it was a chal- lenge. " Those expecting a show about dentists were disappointed, but for others. " Tooth of Crime " was a challenging theatrical experience. — Mike Johnson MADCO The beat of a different drum brought a new style of performance to Northwest as the Mid America Dance Company presented an original twist for Northwest ' s new airivals. MADCO ' s pertbmiance attracted the attention of 250 students and faculty members. The six-member touring company had a unique style of storytelling inspired by various non-Westem cultures. " I liked the stories each performance told, " Johnna Beemer said. " People who didn ' t know anything about modern dance might not have liked it because they could not find the hidden meaning. " The company gained a reputation for their ver- satile performing educat- ing children. The modern dance company may have been out of the norin from the usual acts at Northwest but a crowd of people arrived to hear " the sound of a new drum. " — Annette Baca Black Comedy lyr Sel in an aparlnieni during an electrical storm. " Black Comedy " used lighting as the focal point of its humor. When the lights in the auditoriiuTi were on. the actors on the stage couldn ' t see. When all the lights were off. it was as if the lights in the staged apartment had gone back on, .-Mthough some students found the play entertaining, others were a bit disappointed in the play. " I think they overdid the British accent. " Dan Fiala said. Fiala said the play ' s conclusion was also anti-climalic because " it just kind of ended. " The concept brought out the comedy in the play according to some students. " I thought it was pretty funny. " Gulsen Akalan said. " At the beginning it was hard to follow, but once it got going we figured it out. " " Black Comedy, " a comedy by Peter Shaffer, was an entry in the Ainerican College Theater Festival at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. — Jason Cisper Black Men Dying " If we could see with one eye. if we could speak with one voice, if we could stand together as one. there was hope, " playwright James Chapinan said. The play " Our Young Black Men Are Dying And No One Seems To Care " evolved from a suicide letter written by Chapman. It was the reality of everyday life, bringing to light not only the dead bodies but the naked truths which led to those deaths in the tlrst place. The actors in the play perforined because they were tired of hearing about death and seeing tragedy all around Ihcin. " This play may have helped save the life of some young black man you knew or loved. " Nole Rogers said. " Its point and pur- S pose were very clear, you couldn ' t turn off reality, you 6 . could only try to change it. " o — Nikki Jones 1 i f J ij 58 Entertainment Taking the stage by storm, actors and dancers reflect the times and influence lives The Dining Room ■igl ' The Dining Ro(im " was the sel- ling tor comedy and drama in ihe annual Freshman Transter Showcase. While Ihe stories varied from adul- tery to lesbianism to xenophobia, one thing was kepi the same throughout — the dining room table was where all of the action took place. For comedy, a bored housewife tried to seduce a handyman while he was fi.xing the table. For a blend of pathos, a woman chose the timing room as the place to lell her father that she was leaving her husband fur another woman. For a lasle of the mundane, an archiiec( labored o build the perfect dining room, complete w ith a big picture wnidow. In each self-contained skit, the actors mimed ihe props because ilie only ' " real " prop was the dining room table. " We chose this material because it worked perfectly for us and the number of actors and actresses that we had, " director Theophil Ross said. " Usually it was difficult to come up with one piece thai worked for the entire group, but this time we were lucky. " The annual Showcase allowed transfer students and freshmen lo gel a feel for the Northwest stage behind the scenes as well as on stage. Experienced theater majors and minors worked as consultants for the play. However, the bulk of the work, from costuming to acting lo sei building, was done by the freshmen and transfer students. The new crop ot laleni tor " The Dining Room " uas " especially impres- si e and hard-working, " said Ross. " This group had one of the strongest work ethics of any group of students I had worked with before, " Ross said. " They w ere dedicated to theircraft and willing lo put in the required hours lo reall hone their skills. " " The Dining Room " provided a wealth of experience for freshman transfer actors and actresses and a wealth of riches of entertainment for the audience. — Mike .lohnson Theater 59 Ik-hiiul tiK main stage i l the Mary Linn Pcrrorniinj; Arts Ccntci . assistant scena designer Kell Keller paints the wall ol Jack ' s house in preparation tor opening night of " Into the Woods. " Behind-the- o scenes work on 8 plays often m started months q before the actual •§ performance, o. Brandon Bernard sweeps the Charles Johnson stage during construction of the " Tooth of Crime " set. Students worked together on lighting, costumes, audio and directing to bring the plays on campus to life. .• s " Tooth of Crime " hopefuls fill the lobby of the Mary Linn Performing Arts Center during auditions, Kcil Pedatto concentrates on the part she is to read. For this audition, actors were assigned parts of the play to practice briefly and then perform. 60 Entertainment After C(fni )lL ' [ing months of work, theater stuck ' nts provide aspects ofentertdinmenf token J(fr i ronted and prove not all of the action in a play was on the stage Theatrical performances often had to be rehearsed for months. However, set designers, costumers and electricians were also hard at work behind the scenes preparing for the performances. Dyann Yarns, costume designer for " Into the as on stage, " Schultz said. " Lighting, setting. Woods. " said the entire process of producing a properties, sounds, etc. — all these things let the pla began months ahead of time. To begin plas live. " with, there was a meeting between the set, lighting and costume designers and the director. " That v as part of vshat look so long, " Yarns said. " It was people talking about the play, what they thought it was about and how they thought it should have looked. " Yarns said her work for " Into the Woods " began three months in advance. " Theater was a collaborative art. " Dr. Charles Schultz, theater professor and profes- sional actor, said. " The actors and technicians all needed to get involved. We (the actors and I) had worked as a team tremendously. " Although the time spent on costumes increased closer to the actual pertormance. For a play to have had a lighting designer, it must also have had a master electrician. Heather Bader. master electrician for " Into the Woods. " could often be found continuing the technical directions given to her. " I took the light plot and from the scale that (the director) had drawn it in, 1... transferred it into feet and inches and had a crew hang (the lights). " Bader said. .Although the technical work done on the lighting and audio was not noticeable, set design was noticed by e eryone. Mark Yarns, assistant professor of theater and set designer for " Into the Woods. " said the design prt)cess started w ith reading the script Yarns said students in the practicum class were about one year before the performance. Si. expected to work at least 5Q hours a semester. months prior to the performance things were As a lighting designer. Brian Noerrlinger said laid out on paper. He said it then took between he analyzed the mood, theme and characters while working man late nights. After that, there were production meetings where the directors, assistant directors, designers and stage managers met. leading to " tech days " when the pla was run through without actors for technical purpiises. Schultz said it was ital these people wiirked together to make the productiim come ali e. " There v as as much that went on backstase six and eight weeks to actually build the set. " The scripts did not come as A-B-C, 1-2-. directions on how o design the show . " Yams said. " You designed according to what your particular needs and your particular perfor- mance were based on. " .Most people enjoy ing a play from the seats ol the auditorium did not realize the months of preparation thai the people performed behind the scenes. —Kciih KyJherg Behind the Scenes • 61 Laughiuy, and (lanciiii , the audience at " Five Guvs Named Moe " enjoy an evenini of tnnsical advice and hii h-sfeppini i ood times iging for 11oc ' The audience became silent as blue lights illuminated the stage, and " Five Guys Named Moe " popped out of the jukebox to help their friend, Nomax. " We ' re the greatest band around, " sang LiUle Moe, Big Moe, No-Moe, Eat Moe and Four-Eyed Moe. " That ' s us! " In the play staged in the Mary Linn Performing Arts Center, the five Moes helped Nomax with his shattered love life. " I liked my part because basically I played a straight man — the character Nomax, " Ruan Ruffin said. " There was a message out there to other young men like myself who could be taking their ladies for granted because, often times, we do not know a good thing when we see it and we let it slip through our fingers. " As time went on. the crowd became more involved. In the scene hefoie intermission, they gasped as lyrics to " Push Ka Pi Shee Pie " " fell from the ceiling. Everyone in the audience sang with the Moes — with one exception. Because Gerald Foster did not sing. No-Moc brought him on stage to sing solo. After he sat back down, a conga line started on stage, and audience members ran to join the end of the line. Ruffin said Northwest was one of the best, if not the best, audiences they had had because the crowd laughed in places others had not and formed the longest conga line in the history of their show. E entually. the tl e Moes made Nomax realize how he had neglected his girlfriend and hiiw much he loved her. The couple § I reunited — making the perfect ending. " Five Guys Named Moe " " use dance and song to tell one guy named Nomax how to improve himselfand treat his girlt ' rieiid with more respect. Portions of the musical had audience members sineing with the Broadway show ' s traveling cast members and running up on stage to dance in a conga line. 62 . ' : Entertainment — Stacy Hensel p ' Learning about love. Nomax. pbycd hy Ruan RulTin, Is one ot the key (.haraclers in " Five Guys Named Moc. " The sloryhnc cenlercd around the live Moes giving Nomax advice about his airlt ' riend. Five Guys Named Moe! 63 Spannifiii i cfwrarions, the sii hts and sounds of Broadway made their way to Northwest as those dancing feet made their way down " 42nd Street " $ No quicker than the curtain rose did the dynamic sound of tap dancing and singing enlighten the packed audience of Mary Linn Performing Arts Center. Instead of the crowd primarily consisting of Northwest students, there were an abundance of elderly people at " 42nd Street. " This was mainly because the musical was written years ago when many paid 10 cents to see it at the show. " If I wasn ' t 80 years old I would get up there and do it (dance and sing) too, " Virginia Farrell, a Maryville resident, said. " I would even dance in the aisle. I was 16 when I saw it first. I loved it then and do now. " The packed theater and continuous applauding made it obvious that the show was more than entertaining to the audience. The famous songs " " WeVc in ihe Money. " " ■ " Shufne OtTto Buffalo " " and " LuUahy of Broadway " " were a few of ihe well knov n musical ensembles that made ihe crowd so responsive durinij Ihe performance. Gelling this lype of response from the audience pleased ihe casi and crew of 44 mcmhers as ihey marked iheir 55lh show on lour. " Il was a greal crowd, " " Robert Sheridan, who played Julian Marsh (one of ihe main characters) said. " We hadn ' t had a crowd like thai since we opened. " " As the finale approached. Ihe intensity of the crowd and their applause grew larger. The performance ended when Peggy Sawyer, the a erage " " kid. " " accomplished her dream of being a Broadway star. H Members ot ' tlie musical " 42nd Street " sing and dance as itiey lell Itie story ofa new Broadway play and a Hedging actress trying to make il. Songs sucti as " We ' re in the Money. " " Lullaby of Broadway. " " Shuffle Otfto Buffalo " and " I Only Have Eyes Kor You " were made famous by Ihe rolicking musical. -Jennifer Simler 64 Entertainment After (he star ol ■■Prctl Lady " was injured wiih a broken ankle. Julian Marsh tries to convince Peggy Sawyer to take over the role. ■■42nd Street " was performed before a packed MLP.AC audience. 42nd Street 65 Mo Neal |P Non-lradilional cul|ilurisi Mo Neal opened her exhihii in the DeLuce Gallery on Feb. 1, 19%. Neal. winner ot (he [WS nalit)nal Endowment lor the .Arts Fellovvshi|i in sculpture .said her sculptures were ■ " triggered by the thealrical lighting, civil constniction. scientific instru- ments, weather, literature and water movements. " Speaking to a gathering of stu- dents, Neal described her uses of unusual materials. " I used hog intestines and deer rawhide, " Neal said. " The rawhide was so strong that it actually broke a . " -inch thick block of white pine once. " Besides animal products. Neal used epoxy resin, wood, rubber and lead to construct her sculptures. An assistant professor of sculpture at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Neal related well with students. ■■.She ' s a really interesting woman. " said Tara Hamilton. ■ ' .She really let us get to know her. " " Mcntored by her professors and fellow scupltors at Virginia Common- ' wealth University, Neal stressed the realities of life as an artist. .Students w ere also impressed by her ideas about the ephemeral quality of her art. " She mentioned that she didn ' t care if her sculpture lasted forever, the process of making it — what she got from it — w as most important, " Matt Flaherty said. I Neal received her bachelor ' s degree from Washington State Univer- sity of Pullman in 1988 and her master ' s of fine arts from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1991. An exhibitor in New York City and Chicago, Neal said she was shaped by her experiences. ■■Everything that happens to you defines your work, " Neal said. Through Mo Neal ' s portrayal of her life ' s experiences as art, students got the opportunity to get answers about the art world from real sculpturist. — Marlie Saxton Ben Frank Moss With pastel colors and nature in the abstract of his designs, Ben Frank Moss displayed his artwork in the Deluce Gallery. More than 20 dramatic designs lined the walls as people gathered to view the pieces. The artist used materials similar to finger paints and sketches to depict what he had seen or felt in the woods, open fields and familand near his childhood Long Island village home. For many of the art gallery patrons. Moss ' works brought out their favorite memories of days gone by. ■■It reminded me of my childhood days — tlnger paintings and lots of colors. " Angela Jackson said. " Each one brought out a different image, and each one brought back a memory. " The meaning of each design was different for each person, not holding to societal standards or expectations. — Nikki Jones Art Auction As the leaves changed in November, the third annual fine art auction and sale was conducted to raise money for the Northwest Art Education Club and Scholarship Fund. ■■We were really happy with the results, also we had more pieces and more people come out, " Jami Miller. Art Education Club president, said. ' ■We did our best to publicize, but I wished we could have advertised more in the surrounding areas. " All of the pieces for sale were provided and made by students, except for a woodblock print donated by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sunkel. Prices for the pieces ranged from $9.50 to $6 1 and were determined by medium used, framing and audience interest. All of the pieces were sold as is and a sales tax was added. Even with more people and less bid- ding, the ar t auction was a success. — Lisa Thompson 66 Entertainment From simplistic to elaborate, gallery exhibits show off artistic talents Missouri Fiber Artists Brilliant, solid- colored, w o c n , knoUcss malcriais J R _ i]| iliiB " J M t IB coinhined to make in- triguing works of art. The Missouri Fiber Artists showed their works in October at the Olive DeLuce Gallery. .Sandi Smith said she mostly used natural materials and dyes for her wcavings and handcast paper works. However, Leandra Spangler created her .VD objects with amazing colors. Both artists lectured about this craft prior to the gallery opening. 1 This talent was considered to be a rare folk art with a traditional flare diat combined with contemporary themes. Several of the items were for sale. Crafts on display included two huge murals, including one that looked like a sunset in ihe desert. The Missouri l-iber Artists ' work was displayed for people to sec true traditional folk art. — Christy Spagna - Art Exhibition With elaborate colors and dramatic designs, the Mid-America .luried Elementary and Secondary Teachers Exhibition provided a refreshing look at art from the four-state region. The exhibit featured more than 41) works from 1 7 area teachers. The pictures were . -D. defining and dreamy, but only the viewer ' s eye could perceive the meaning of the pictures. The artists used uncomplicated materials such as needles, thread, paints, clay, Kxithpicks, beads and pearls to outline their works. " The art exhibit was a good one; it had lots of variety. " John Wagner said. People came from all around lo iew the art work and had different iews about what the paintings meant to them. ■ ' 1 enjoyed having the diverse works displayed at one location, and ht)w each artist did a different work, " Sean Newton said. " ' One got a sample of everything, which added the appeal lo the art. " The dramatic designs and elaborate colors added to the definition ot the artwork displayed. That variety made the ait exhibition and uonder to behold. — Nikki Jones Art Gallery 67 Pausing between songs to talk to his audience. Irish singer songwriter Roger Gillen tells about the elementary school teacher who inspired the song " Rory. " According to Gillen. the song was loosely based 53 on a teacher u who called him Rory, falsely believing it was the Gaelic word foi R02C1 Photo by Chris Tucker Listening to the band " Foolish Sad Robot " students hang out in the Union Baliruoiii where Cafe Karma was held. Laughter was heard from the audience numerous times when songs like " Little Grey Owl " and " You ' re too Beautiful " were performed. Michael Gulezlan switches gears from fast-paced instrumental to a slow ballad during a .g Cafe Karma performance. Though Cafe Karma had a small, loyal following, the series was S modified to adapt to the competition posed by local coffeehouses. . 68 j Entertainment Low attcndciiicc ami an out -oj -the -way location force Cafe Karma to transform its format to monthly acts in a coffeehouse atmosphere L The Union Ballroom was transformed from a formal gathering pSe to an intimate music scene by the Campus Activities Program- mers ' Cafe Karma, a coffeehouse entertainment series. Although popular in Ihe past, Cafe Karma The second musician in the series, Cathy changed during the 1 9 )6 academic year Winter, performed one emotion-filled tune after becoming a once-a-monlh esent. another, most ot ihem original. Winters style ••We turned it into a monthly thing, " Vanessa was a hearty mixture of blues and jazz. Strope said, " It was free to the public and we " She was a down-to-earth individual who sold coffee for $ 1 . " " " " l ' " ' f her way to make each show the Low attendance plagued the program when best it could be, " Ross Bremmer said, events were in the Union Ballroom, Another Bliss, a local band, graced the stage in problem was students did not know about Cafe October. Band members were glad for the Karma and were not exposed to it because of opportunity to play before the college crowd. " Cafe Karma let people know what our hand was like and gave us exposure to the students. " Brandon Brown said. In February. Irish singer and songwriter Roger Gillen took the stage. Gillen as not a newcomer to Northwest, ha ing performed at its out-of-the-way location. Many students liked Cafe Karma because they could relax and see the talent of others. Other students enjoyed it because it added an alternative side to campus. " I think Cafe Karma was a nice asset to this country college and it was good that Northwest Cafe Karma three limes before. had something for those students who were into alternative life-styles, " Nicole Geiter said, ••Also, with Cafe Karma held in the Spanish Den, where so much traffic came through, people gt)t a taste of what w as out there and His music was reminiscent ot a Dave Matthews Band acoustical guitar performance. " I was thoroughh impressed with the job that CAPs did arranging Cafe Karma. " Eric Sipes, graduate student, said. ••It was a wonderful available at Norths est just by w alking through env iriMiment to sit and listen to a ery talented (the Den). " ' " » ' - ' ' ' ' " ' " - ' ' ■ ' ' " ' • ' " P T ' rnied was relaxint In March. Cafe Karma brought in acoustic and erotic. " group Holiday Ranch Duo. Although the Much ol his music u as deris od Irom group-s singer. Therese Chesmer. was suffering occunences in his life. In " Jims Acciudion. " trom a cold and said she xv as a bil high on cold he reterred to a musician w ho inspired him. medicine, she. with guitarist and songwriter Erik Newman, performed an alternately enereelic and moodv set for a small crowd. Cafe Karma w as a unique w ay for alternative acts, which could include student groups, to gel publicity, — Tower staff Cafe Karma ji 69 Maya Ani cl( ii ovcrwlwlnis the audience with poetry representative of her African-American heritage and the " other cohfrs in the clouds " II iC Rciiiibow Entering to a standing ovation, Maya Angelou shared poetry and stories with a sold-out crowd in December at Mary Linn Performing Arts Center. Angelou was a best-selling writer, Tony-nominated actress, professor, orator, singer and civil rights activist. She had also helped the school of music and dance in Guam, worked on newspapers in Cairo in the ' 60s, wrote plays and read a poem she wrote at the 1 993 presidential inaugu- ration. At the beginning, she started by reading " A Rainbow in the Clouds " and pro- ceeded to read poems of her own as well as the poetry of others. She tried to show African-American poetry as the rainbow in the clouds. " Poetry saved my intellectual life, actual, spiritual and satirical, " Angelou said. Angelou also told of how she was raped as a ehild and wished the man would die. When her rapisl was found dead, she thought that she had killed him with her words. This upset her so mueh that she beeame mute for years. This sur- prised some who did not know about her life. " " I loved it; this was the first lime I had seen her. " Melissa Williams said. " The most uplifting part to me was that I did not know that she was raped as a child and how she managed to over come her problems. " Angelou ended the evening with an imprt)mptu question and answer session. She returned after another standing ovation to read her poem " I Rise " and the audience rose once more. — Jason Hoke Maya AngL-lou acknowledge!, llie itanding uvation from the 1,000 people before beginning her performance. Her .show, which was originally scheduled for October, was postponed to allow her to speak at the Million Man March in Washington. D.C. 70 ' J . Entertainment Maya Angelou 71 Willi a Te.xas-sizi ' cl wit, outspoken columnist Molly Ivins takes on the politicians and brings down the house r r r r Reveling in the election-year antics of politicians and other lower forms of life, Molly Ivins spoke out about getting in- volved and having fun to a small Northwest crowd. Ivins, a columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, had a strong opinion about everything political and related stories about her favorite candidates — whether for their stance on topics or idiocy o f their opin- ions — causing everything from lighthearted chuckles and mighty guf- faws to serious thoughts from the audience. Although Ivins enjoyed picking apart popular opinion and politics, calling it " the fabric of our lives, " she said she rarely bet on political races more than six weeks ahead of any election because any further ahead than that would just be a guess. " Conventional wisdom had been dead wrong several limes — always very satisfying, " Ivins said. Bridget Brown, Maryville community member and originally from Texas, said Ivins " lecture was about more than poking fun at the politicians. ■■(I loved her) sen,se of humor, " Brown said. " She loved government, respected freedom and understood ' the fabric of our lives. " ' Ivins ' short civics lesson to students was to get involved and remember that in any cause one should always have fun. Closing her lecture and preparing to answer audience member questions, Ivins told the audience why she did the things she did and what she wanted to be able to say at the end of her career. " I wanna be able to tell ' em how much fun I had, " Ivins said. Having finished alecture about politics, Texas and social work, newspaper columnist Molly Ivins signs books in the Mary Linn Performing Arts Center ' s lobby. Ivins encouraged everyone to get involved with politics and said " If you don ' t vole, you don ' t set to bitch. " -Jennifer V ard 72 Entertainment r speaks about talking with Ross Perot, encouraging young people to vote and having fun when participating in the sometimes zany world of politics. During the night at the Mary Linn Performing Arts Center, Ivins sarcastically referred to Perot as " Pee Rot " and answered questions from the audience. Molly Ivins JL 73 From Cape Cod to the Hudson River, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. shares his thoughts about " Our Envirnonwntal Destiny " r r r ' r Reminiscing about childhood adventures and lamenting environmental loses, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. spoke to Northwest about " Our Environmental Destiny. " Protecting the environment and working toward better federal laws and regulations was the focus of the inaugural presentation of the James H. Lemon Founders Lecture Series. Kennedy, the chief prosecuting attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper, told how the Hudson River was saved; if the pollution was not stopped, several species of fish would have become extinct. He described his work as " protecting children ' s rights to what we had today. " Kennedy said when he was a child he would go fishing for blue fish. Throughout the years, the fish became extinct and Kennedy was not able to take his children on the same adventures. Kennedy, a Harvard graduate and an environmenlalist, earned his respect for nature from his father. " He took us to some of the most beautiful places — our national parks, the Grand Canyon — he took us mountain climbing and hiking. " Kennedy said. " He told us that was an important part of who we were. " Dr. Richard Frucht said Kennedy ' s speech was " fabulous, " " What he was saying was true, " Frucht said. " What we lose in our environment can never be replaced. We had to work for it, which was what we needed to do. " Kennedy also urged students to become involved in saving the environment by writing letters to their representatives. Alter informally meeting with Nonhwest hislors ilLp.irlmcnl memhcrs, Robert F, Kennedy Jr. bids Dr. Richar d Frucht farewell as Kennedy leaves to attend a press conference. Frucht. who hailed from the same area as Kennedy, called Kennedy ' s speech " fabulous. " -Rubx Dittmer 74 " Entertainment Robert F. Kennedy Jr. jL 75 McDonnell-Douglas HcldinOcloher. The Mcl)onnoll-Dou ' ;kisQu;ilil Sidiy: Rcki- lionships bciwccii Business, Gtnorninenl. ;iiid lAiue;ilion v ;is spon- sored b Ihc College of Professional and Applied Sciences ami the Inixersity ' s Culture of Quality project. Ken Best, quality systems vice president, and Sle e Deiter. lolal t|iialitv management director, were the key speakers for Ihc c cni. The presentation centered around the application of group projects and the ■ " meshing " of various departments to work toward integrated prodiicl de elopmenl. ■ " We emphasized greater recognition for the team, rather than the individual members of the team. " " Dctler said. " " We were no longer organized by disciplines. " According to the McDonnell-Douglas representatives, the mesh caused a reduction in cycle time (the amount of lime a project spends between departments) and in the overall work force. Students took the time to ask questions regarding the marketing aspect of the company, as well as customer satisfaction and employee loyally. — Jason Cisper Interracial Relationships Ip In the Union Ballroom sat a diverse panel of people. Their topic was understanding interracial relations. Loud chattering filled the room as the panel discussion got underway. With students and faculty present, the audience members repre- sented a variety of views. The panel members were very informative and answered the audience questions. Some audience members thought the discussion was entertaining and a learning experience. Because the panel was diverse, there was a wide variety of answers. Some students said having a diverse panel was good because different perspectives were needed. " " The variety of answers probably helped to open people ' s minds, which was always a good thing, ' " Indyia Taylor said. By opening people ' s eyes and o 3 minds to difference, ' " en certain biases against o Others were eliminated, o — Nikki Jones Quality Classroom ' 111 ihc carls morning sunlighi. students were seen slumbling down ihc sklcwalk allci coming oul of the Charles Johnson Theater. These students had attended the Quality Classrooms Seminar. Eight speakers, who were Northwest alumni .S from several different areas of the workim: field, spoke about their jobs and why 2 education was important. The purpose was to help the students realize it was not as important to focus on one career and e.xpect to find a major that helps, but rather to get a good education and know about inany fields. Each speaker introduced himself and iden tified his job and then fielded questions from the students. Later, each speaker was available in separate rooms for students who had more questions. Many students were not informed of the seminar, while others chose not to attend. There were appro , imately 85 to 100 people at the seminar. — Genevieve Shix ' kley Social Examination Children dreamed of being Karate Kids while metal detectors were ringing in school. Guns were in the classrooms and students were dying everyday. Three million crimes were committed in U.S. .schools each year and 20 percent of high school students had carried some kind of weapon to school, according to a 1988-89 Washington D.C. survey. Dr. Carol Clafiin, a psychologist, said people should have looked beyond the numbers at the lecture, " ' A Psycho-social Examination of Childhood, " held by psychology, sociology and counseling depart- ment professors. ■ " We were missing what was happening, what was causing violence or what we should have been looking for (besides the statistics), " Clafiin said. " " We didn ' t know what the source of child- hood violence was or why students were carrying weapons. " As childhood violence increased, people said they believed they ought to do something. The presentation by the professors gave listeners a message to take action to protect children from violence. — Torn Yamauchi 76 Entertainment mseimmrs to children ' s authors, lecturers on campus educate (uidentertm inquiring minds I K i[i ' ' standards Assessments ip, Tlic value of the Missouri ' s MAP 2()(){) slanciards and assessmenls in education was under examination at an 4 " Expanding Hor- izons presentation. Sherri Sirating. a senior leader of MAP 20()(), led the discussion concerning the advantages and disadvantages of the standards. " Beside responding lu llie needs ot students, focus groups such as business and industp, were listened to, " Dr. Carol Spradling, a panelist, said. ' " Students who could appl their kn»nvledge. were excellent problem solvers, great communicators and could gather information uere in need. " The goals of MAP 2000 were comparable to a person getting a driver ' s license. Students were tested not only on their know ledge ol dri ing. but also on the driving task. — Amanda McManigal Chris Crutcher Adolescence — nearly everyone had a memory of it and the struggles they endured. Author Chris Crutcher. who wrote about those struggles and triumphs, spoke to an audience of more than 600. In acclaimed books such as " Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes " and Chinese Handcuffs, " Crutcher took on everything from child abuse to eating disorders making his writings the subject of contro ers . " 1 was only interested in telling stories I cared about, " Crutcher said. " So they had to connect someplace. If I didn ' t feel passionate. 1 couldn ' t write. I had to have that kind of heat to tell a story. " His works found success on the big screen with the release ot " . ngus, " a iTio ie based on a storv in " .Athletic Shorts. " Crutcher also had two other screenplays in the works. " If a writcrcould get noticed in Hollywuod. it was great because Ihai was where the mone was being spent. " Crutcher said. " The minimum pasnient for a scrqit was S50,000. plus more when the mo ie actually got made. " On the screen or on the page. Crutcher en joved succes and. lor one das. shared that success with Northwest. — Mike Johnson Lectures 77 Nancy Grcely. Bob Johnson and Marc Circs:!; address a rooniliil ol students during the Fall Quality Classroom Symposium. The pro- gram featured Northwest alumni who brought the benefits ot their experiences in the job niarket to tuture graduates. ' ssroot - z. usKtti yit - ' ' Mounds ol wnod chips arc burned at a maximum rale oi three tons an hour to heat and cool the University. Recycled paper burned at the plant was taken into consideration as part of the Missouri Quality Award examination. Helping students brush up on their General Zoology, Supplemental Instructor Gary Pavlik teaches in Garrett- Slrong. Supplemental Instruction was offered in addition to regular classes and helped the University make high-quality cuiTiculum. 78 Academics Struggling n a Quest Bid for Missouri Quality Award leads to disappointment, hut also gives the Universit} ' hope for the future as it attempts to put the quality approaeh into action cspilc Ihc Missouri Qualil Award slipping away Iroin Northwest, qualits was still in the hearts and minds ot L ' iii ersity olTicials Though disappointed h the judges ' deeision. Tim Gihnour, viee president tor Aeademie Affairs, said the University would eontinue in its quest for quality — a quest that had built over a span of several years, Inisersity President Dr. Dean Hubbard said one good sign was that the English department reeeived a Northwest award after being the only ones to set a process for quality by meet- ing two of the seven Key Quality Indicators. " To me, that was a source of tremendous encouragement because for a department like English to see the value and to do this was like the opposite of what Charlie Brown said, " Hubbard said. " (Charlie Brown) said " From here on down it is all uphill. " Well. I would have said, ' From here on up it was all downhill " because people understood it anti they belie ed in it. It was just a matter of doing it and we did not have to sell that this was a better way of doing things. " " .Although the English Department " s award uas one bright spot for University officials, they lost their bid for the award and the University of Missouri-Rolla received it. Maii were disappointed and confused by the decision. Hubbard said the leedback showed the Innersity was lacking in certain important areas. " 1 thought the most miporlani thing, without question, was that the deplinnient ol the se en- step process needed to be extended and that the completion of that process needed to be ychie ed. ' " Hubbard said. The results indicated Northwest had a good leadership approach, but did no t have a method lor putting the quality approach into action. ■ " In effect, if one looked at quality as taking a series of steps that didn ' t happen all at once, they were happy with the steps we had taken so far and they thought they were in the right order. " Gilmour said. Administrators were not discouraged by the decision. They said the University was still rather young in its quest. " The history of quality elsewhere was that they moved kind of slowly at first, " Gilmi ur said. " " But when one got a critical mass of people committed to this, then they really began to see things as a whole and they really began communicating and breakthroughs began to happen. " Uni ersity officials did not know whether they would try for the award the following ear or not. " I thought what wc were going to do uas not go tor the award next year, although that was not 100 percent certain and we would ha e to talk with the University community, " Gilmour said. " The tilt of the discussions that I w as a part of was that we thought we needed to focus on getting these processes in shape and not worr about preparing an award application, and if we thought we were ready the succeeding year and the Uni ersity communit v as ready, then we might have applied. " But Gilmour made a clear distinction between going for the award and continuing to stri e tor i|ualit . " 1 he one certain, consiani thing was that we would remain coniniilled to the Haldriue framework as a way to look at how we were doing, " Gilmour said. " " The key was continuously improving. " Hubbard said one could not pick out certain aspects to prove quality; rather, quality had to be a building process. There had to be a speeilic method in achieving quality. Gilmour said the Uni ersity saw a lot of effects since it moved toward its " Culture of Quality, " " citing such things as the electronic campus, curriculum and the EC plus program. " If you looked at the EC+ program, its real purpose was to maintain the currency of our electronic campus utility, " " Gilmour said. " It was also designed, though, to provide access to technology in the classroom w here it was appropriate to use and we saw it as a key leg in iHir efforts to impro e the learning process over time. " Hubbard and Gilmour both beliexed the students would begin seeing the effects of c|uality in the next several years because departments would focus more on the seven- step planning process. " " What students would see was the curriculum better laid out for them and they would be able to see the picture more clearly of what it was that we vsanted to happen, " " Gilmour said. " " I thought faculty knew what they wanted to happen in their own set of courses and perhap even within a part of the major. But I w as noi sure, even w ith some of the larger departmeni that faculty really knew how all the pieces fit together. " " .As qualit became more of a focus for administrators, faculty and students were exposed to much more in terms of the qualit approach. J Chris Triehsch Missouri Quality .., 79 Upgrading the Electronic Through the pioneer EC phis program, notebook compuicrs provide students with a link to the infonnation highway citid into the classroom of the future . neerins computer technology, was svTKMivTixHJS With NoTthwest for a decade, and with the EC plus program. me electronic campus evolved a step fimher. The S3 5.(XX1 pilot program equipped 95 freshnien — vkIk) were each willing to fork out S?95 per semester to participate — with notebook computers that allowed them to step into the classrooms of the future. ' order to give the students and facult the IS of texdmok . wliidi w as rapidJv - - eeded to be upgraded in :TexibiUt in this -irc.-.i cr ;r. nmenL Patricia . rs Schultz- EC-i- Strategic Planning Team .r. said. . eshmen and 16 faculty teaching leech. . nite math and English in staie-of- rooms w«ie linked Ihrou peis Mial -ed Noithwesi with a - vA-osities -imilar programs: Wakefoiesi Uni ' ersit , N.C. kee? C War- said. " It r.; . ersity to I evin uld nio. on a resume, ibeaerjob Warrinacm said. Kern. Baldwin said she enjoyed the program " s convenience, but was concemed with w hat she believed w as a lack of planning. " I loved ha ing access to the computer at an time or place. " Baldw in said, i realK liked the program itself, hut I thought a lot more planning should have gone into it. " .Acknow ledging the lack of initial faculi and student training on the notebooks. Bowers Schuliz said faculty received their notebooks a few da s before the students did. and in some instances, hours before the students did. " (Faculty ) went through training, but the notebooks hadn ' t arrived yet in July, so they had been luider a lot of pressure to enhaiKe the old w ay of learning. " Bow ers Schultz said. " But in a relati ely shon time, they met that challenge well, especially considering the short length of time we were able to gi e them. " Thou th e training was initially slim, she stressed the planning w as not " There was actually a great deal of plamiing that wienl into it, " Bowers Schiiltz said. " You couldn ' t anticipate eveiy {voblem. but that ' s why you had the piloL " Chris McCallimi said he Uked the program ' s possibilities, but was conooned with the lack of high rise hookups, low availabiUt ' of compatible printers and the unreUabiUt of the noiidNX to fimction. " It w as a great idea...but I thought it needed time and experieiKse to devel . McCallimi said. " They w ere just experimenting and it w as huning us. " Because of die lack (rf faculty training on the noidwoks. he said his instmctois imtiall told the snideois to use it only to take class notes. In his Lifetime Wellness class, be w as told students would not ha e an use for the notebook computers. Tiffany Young, a former EC+ student, said because the program was so e pensi e and she was seldom required to use the computer, she began the process of dropping the program. " 1 2ues.s I was expected to use it more than what I did. " Young said. " I was like. I paid S400 a semester for it. so 1 wanted to use it. .After ha ing been in that program for two years. I could have bought m ow n computer. .Another of manv concerns w as how the notebooks would be financed in future years. since leasing the notebooks to students was no longer financially feasible for the University. But with anv pilot program, there were bound to be bugs and iruses. Bowers Schultz said. Becky Miller w as generally pleased w iih the program. 1 reallv hoped it got better, because its intentions were good. " Miller said. Goals for the future included clarifying the Universitx ' s expectations of students and faculty ; providing faculty teaching models: increasing technical staff, classrooms. partici( anis and facultv : and networking students to resideiKe hall rooms. " We had shown that networked mobile computers did have a capacity to enhance student learning. " Bowers Schultz said, i thought our facult and smdents in the program should have realized that they had been pioneers, and (should have taken i pride in iu " The EC+ program proved to be both a positive and productive move into the next milleimium — a time in which the University hoped to have campnis-wide involvement J LxNielle R. Rathje In the darkened L-lectronic classiTwm. the faint glow of a notebook computer monitor illuminates Susan Sheets ' face as she types notes for Dr. Janice Brandon- Falcone ' s American history class. The classroom m the V alk Building was renoN aied to provide EC plus students a chance to take full ad antage of the new technolo2 . Ciirhculwn f Toni Row: Preeii Suppal. Pal Thomp on. Nanc Riley and Caroi n McCall. Row 2; Andree Bayliss. Jean Bouas. Shirle Sieffens and Carol Tjeerdsma. Back Row ; Rulh Crawford. Beity Bush. Richard New and Neli L ' kpokodu. : .. ; ,.. _;_::i ludtnI open bo c to tr oul ncv- ■loiebook computers while in a classroom designed lo onneci the notebooks lo the Internet Netw ork problems .ind malfunctioning keyboards on the Microsoft Window s-basc " d Toshiba notebooks were a few of the challenges that faced the new project. PtxMo by Chns Tucker EC+ Program ' 81 Cancels Flurry Bitterly cold winds and blizzard-condition snow freezes Northwest over, resulting in canceled classes for the first time in over 15 years anuary 18 was a treacherous day in Mar ' ville when a brutal wind chili faclor ' ■? of minus 40 blew mer campus, shutting it down for the first time since 1978. Northwest was shut down twice in the history of the University until January 1996. The temperature dropped to a low of minus 10 as students dreaded facing the bone-chilling walk to class. Unfortunately, were not called off until noon, forcing many students with 8 a.m. to attend. " Since the majority of people had classes before noon, they should have canceled school earlier, " Michael Watson said. " My last class got out at 12:15 and that was when I found out classes were canceled. " Many students said classes should also have been canceled Friday. Since they were not. students complained that the excu.sed absence policy should have at least been altered because of commuting problems. " I didn ' t think it (missing classes) should have gone against the attendance policy, especially for commuters. " Danielle Dicks said. " When they had an excuse, like they couldn ' t get to school because their car doors were iced shut, that type of excuse should have been excused. " A bitterly cold u ind and deep snow made many students decide not to attend classes. " School should have been canceled Friday. mainly because of commuters, but also because it was too cold to walk to class, " Tacia Beane said. " 1 didn ' t even go to class anyway Friday, and I lived on campus. " Campus Safety knew there were going to be problems. The biggest problem Thursday was students getting frozen out of their cars, and Friday the problem was cars not starting at all. " All of the Campus Safety officers were carrying around with them, in their cars, de- icer. " Sgt. Roberta Boyd, Campus Safely officer, said. " This was the biggest problem because few students had stuff like DW-40 and if they did. it was stuck inside the car. We got a lot of calls to jump-start students ' cars. " Record-breaking low temperatures of minus 16 Feb. 2 forced all area schools to cancel classes again. Rather than cancel classes. Northwest provided shuttles to transport students to key points around campus. Many students said that was good, but many off-campus students said there should ha e been transportation provided for them as well. ' I think if they were going to do that, then the should have gone off campus to pick (students) up. " Melinda Madison said. It seemed obvious what many students wanted to do during the Blizzard of ' 96. Longing for canceled classes kept almost everyone warm — except the administration. _l Jennifer Simler A procession of students shuttle toward Hudson Hall after visiting the J.W. Jonej. Union. The wind chili caused the University tc shut dov n ai noon and tht lunch houi| found studentsi braving the; wind to stock up on fooc before thf . Union clo.sed ' 82 Academics Fierce winds slow Rick Hansen as he Ireks past the J.W. Jones Union on his way to his car. BHzzard conditions and a minus 40 w ind chill prompted the Uni ersit to cancel classes lor the first lime since 1978. Hufiian Environmental Senices li ' ' Front Row: Peggy Miller, .Ann Rowlette, Carol Detmer and Frances Shiple -. Back Row: Deborah Clark, Jenell Ciak, Beth Goiidge and John Woodward. Photo by Lesley Thacker Weather 83 Kelly Myers rult ' ills his im-air duties in the KDLX studio for his radio practieum class, which took some getting used to. " Once I I learned about cd it and got past the Q stressful part S ' it was fun, " " ■§ Mvers said. £ Computer Science Front Row: Ron Moss, Carol Spradling, Merry McDonald and Gary McDonald. Row 2; Richard Detmer, Nancy Zeliff. Mary Jane Sunkel and Nancy Thomson. Back Row: Phil Heeler, Gary Ury, Roger VonHolzen and Honu Yuan. Academics -sai % Regina Brunimeycr consulls wiih I.aiirii Widiiicr. hor ;ilI iscr. diirlivj ' jf f praclic ' ' i. Test Driving Possible Practicum classes complement traditional lectures ami textbook lessons, expanding students ' knowledge of the professional world ( a college education consisted of only lecture notes, textbook reading and final exams, stepping out into the real world might ha e been like driving a car that had never seen a highway before. However, with the aid of practicum classes. students were able to take a test dri e of their future careers. Departments in all three colleges required these practicums which were designed for the practical application in students " studied fields. English education majors were required to take a practicum in which they taught, w role Shannon and spent lime in the Writing Center. Foster For Joel Dix. the writing skills practicum instructs class was essential for teaching preparation. Horace Mann " Until 1 went out and started student students in a teaching. 1 had no other teaching experience language arts other than (the practicum). " Dix said. " It v ould activits in her have been scary to go out and jump into a leaching classroom without some kind of experience. " practicum. Regina Brunimeyer said her three years of Foster, like new spaper practicum taught her more than her all other other classes combined, elementary ••i:)oing the actual day-to-day job was far education more beneficial than listening to a boring majors, was lecture, " Bruntmeyer said. " " Il was a different required to kind of learning, because it was experience. " icach in Not only was experience gained from se eral practicums. but a sense of assurance concerning practicums. their chosen field was felt by students as well. For Shannon Foster, practicums made her more confident in her teaching talents. " At first I thought to myself. " Is this really w hat I want to do? " " Foster said. " But the more 1 started working with the kids. I knew that this was exactly what I w anted to do. Some students complained about the small amount of academic credit earned. Concern s ith a classroom-based education and 36-hour major was part of the reasoning for this. Howe er. e en w ith this understanding, some students thought one credit hour per practicum was not a fair set-up for their curriculum. Dix said the practicums probably should have been worth more, but because he enjoyed the experience, the work did not seem unbearable. " It w as stuff 1 needed to know . " ' Dix said. " Besides, it didnt really seem like work. " " Kelly Myers said his radio practicum class turned out to be a little more than he expected. " I thought I just had to come in the studio and be on the air. " " Myers said. " But there was a lot of other responsibilities, too. " " Despite the hours devoted to his practicum, Myers said he did not dread it every week. " It didn " t realh bother me. " " Myers said. " I knew that I was going to come out ahead. " " Taking practicums for any amount of credit helped students mo e down the road to the workinc world. J Derrick Barker Practicums ' %1?85 Working in an office that once provided sleeping, studying and recreation space for two people, counselor Linda Davison works on an Upward Bound math and science project. Professors moved their -g offices to K Perrin before n Colden Halls 6 56.5 million -o renovations •§ began, f 86 Academics lu(JL•nl ' ikcr wheels ii|uipiiienl inid IVrrin Hall to ' c rooms :-l lor lessors. Relocating for Extensive The Administration Building and Colden Hall undergo remodeling, forcing the buildings to he evacuated and the occupants to move to Perrin Hall and Thompson-Ringold he construction crevvs nio ed in and the professors moved out. the Financial Assistance Office and the Registrar ' s Office were relocated to the vacated Thompson-Ringold Building. Reno ations took over Colden Hall and the Administration Building, changing the places where students attended classes and picked up their transcripts. Colden Hall had not seen any major renoN ations since the building opened in 1959. Renovations included an overhaul of the lecture halls, complete uith new carpet and lighting. The second lloor w as remodeled to house offices and specialized classrooms. According to Warren Gose. vice president of Finance, the specialized classrooms, located on the second lloor. would include video recording studios students could use on special projects. Gose also said he hoped that placing all faculty in one general area would not deter students from visiting their professors. " I did not think that most of the students would be intimidated w hen going in to see their professors when the other faculty were there. " Gose said. New w indows and doors were also a part of the renovations that were slated for completion by December 1996. The third tloor of Colden remained open during the renovations w ith the construction crews working around the occupied classrooms and completing the work on the weekends. The main entrances to the building closed: traffic jams were created on the two stairwells that gave access to the third level. " It was really bad. " Becca Youngs said. " had to wait five minutes in the middle of the stairway just to get to my class. " Students were not the only ones having to wait to get up the stairs to class. Professors packed their hags and moved their offices into Perrin Hall on Walk-Out Day. The residence hall rooms had been reno ated slightly which helped them look more like offices. While some instructors enjoyed the change of enxironment. others had concerns with their new working en ironment. " The serious problem with Perrin was that there was no air conditioning. " Robert Dewhirst said. " I was not going to be able to do a lot of work there. I could not work in there this summer in the heat. It would be a struggle for me to have office hours. " Other professors did not ha e qualms about their change of atmosphere. .Mark Jela ich said he originally had concerns because he was not aw are of w hat the conditions would be like in Perrin. After he made the move, which only took him three hours after he had his office packed. he was glad to ha e been relocated. " I had a lot more space and a w indow — something I did not ha e in Colden. " Jelavich said. " It was a benefit to us. moving from Colden. " Jelavich also said the move did not affect the number of students who came into his office. He believed this was because students knew where the building was and it was accessible to them. Alyson D " Attoma said it was easier for her to meet with her professors in Perrin than it was in Colden Hall. For D " Atloma. problems were caused by the relocation of the Registrar ' s Office. " I was a transfer student and ha ing to go from the registrar to financial aid in two dilferent places was difficult. " D ' .Attoma said. " Thompson-Ringold was so set off from the actual campus. It was back in a corner. " Registrar Linda Girard said the relocation made the office not as convenient for students. The services the Registrar ' s Office pro ided had not changed, it was just temporarily more inconvenient for the students who shuffled between the Registrar and the financial aid office. Members of the Registrar ' s Office also faced problems because they were located far away from the admissions office. " It made it more difficult for us. " Girard -continued to page 89 Renovations 87 Jim Gulick transports boxes from a truck to Perriii Hall. Univer- sity ot ' tlcials decided state tunds would be used to CD reno ate the -g Administration i- Building and Golden Hall 6 rather than .Q o construct a o new building, o. English fr . Front Row: David Slater, Ruth Lewis, Barbara Heusel, Sue Emerson and Esther Winter. Row 2: Jim Saucerman, Wilham Trowbridge, Beth Riehards, Deanna Sergei, Greg Roper, Stacia Bensyl and Carrol Fry. Back Row; Paul Jones, Brenda Ryan, Ellen Redding Kaler, Bruce Litte, Keith Rhodes, Jeff Loomis, Michael Hobbs and Craig Goad. Academics In riiiimpson- Kiiijiokl. Ky;in liidwii liMiis in .1 p;i|Ki hi (iLTic Miirplu ill Ihc Kcgislfiir s Office, which uas moved lioni ihc Atlmiiiislralion liiiiklinii. Relocating for Extensive Alter the main entrance of Colden Hall was closed for renovations, students tra el three flights ot stairs from classes held on the top floor. .Since all other floors in Colden were closed and onl two entrances to the huildinj; u ere open, the sianwells were olien crammed v iih students. -conliiuied lYoni page 87 said. " Wc began faxing some stuff across campus and making extra trips across campus we normally would have not had to make. " The move was only temporary and was not a big inconvenience, according to Girard. When financial aid was moved into Thompson- Ringoid these problems were solved. She said after the students found where the office was located they were fine with the situation. Gose predicted that the Registrar ' s Office would be back in the Ad. Building by Homecoming 1996. Renovations done to the Ad Building were extensive. The News and Information Office was to be moved to the second tloor. w ith Career Services eventually moving where News and Information had previously been. Vice President Director of Center of Applied Research Robert Bush and his staff would be located on the east wing with the three college deans and the dean of graduate studies sharing the west wing. The Registrar ' s Office and financial aid v ()uld be placed in the center of the second level. " We wished we had all the money to put all student functions on first floor, " Gose said. " But we did not have the dollars. " The third lloor of the oldest academic building on campus would house the Talent and Development Center and the Knglish as a Second Language program took over its occupancv in Wells Hall. Funding for the renovation inoject was granted in three phases. None of the funds for the projects was gathered from students ' tuition, rather it was a state-funded project. Gose said the last major state funded project on campus look place in the early 1980s when the library and the Marv Linn PerRirming .Arts Center were built. Gose said the state just did not have the funds to finance capital projects until now. The state informed the University funds were available and suggested Northwest construct a new bu ilding. However, Dr. Dean Hubbard. University president, preferred to use the funds in updating current facilities. Renovations in Colden Hall cost approximately $6.5 million, the reconstruction of the Ad Building was an estimated $2.2 million, which did not include the cost of renov ating the first tloor for Career Services, a project that would later be completed. The University waited until the funds in all three phases were granted before beginning the massive project. " It was better to have gotten all the money, otherwise we might have gotten different contractors working on the same project, " Gose said. The renov ations created havoc for students ha ing to attend classes in the affected buildings, but in the end, it was for the students that ct)nstruction was being completed. " It was done for the students, " Gose said. " Hopelully everv thing we had done was for the sood o ' i the students. " J Rub Ditimer Renovations 89 participant - and a Si si ma E o Kappa sister as well as a § siudoni. £ Speech Theatre 90 . ■ Academics Front Row: Dyann Yarns. Connie Honlcen. Steve Brooks and Bob Bohlken. Second Row: Charles Schultz. Jeff Przybylo. John Rude. Lori Macias and Mark Yarns. Back Row : Thcophil Ross. Bayo Oludaja. Roy Leeper and Kathie Leeper. Siudents often look on jobs and participated in various organizations while also striving to maintain a solid GPA. I Finding Balance ,. In Time , mnnemem Students take on jobs, school campus organizations and groups while trying to balance a social life and tu)t get too stressed in the process The balance of life was one ot the great questions plaguing many students. Getting involved in several clubs, ranging from the academically orientated to social societies, resulted in hectic student schedules. While some may ha e thought U was not possible to take 20 hours of classes and he David .wank heavily involved on campus, David Zwank works w lib proved otherwise. Along with his classes, he student was a student ambassador and a member ol ambassador Cardinal Key and Kappa Delta Pi. He also schedules at worked at the Admissions Office and with the the Mabel After .School Program Methods, C " ook " When I felt like I was losing control and Admissions unable to self-regulate, 1 knew 1 uas losmg too Office. much. " Zwank said. Despite There were siudents who not only were bavins: a 20- involved on campus, but also were involved off hour class campus. Michelle Heck worked at Maurice ' s, load, and Rod ' s Hallmark and was a referee for manv other Maryville Parks and Recreation. She had her commuments state high school volleyball certification and Zwank said was working toward becoming a state high he was not school basketball certified referee. .She was also stressed. vice president of .Sigma Kappa and a member of Kappa Omicron Nu and Pi Beta .Alpha. " To manage my time. I scheduled and used two planners. " Heck said. " When things that were important started going by the wayside and I was worried about getting everything else dime, then 1 knew 1 was Irving to handle Iiki nuieh. " These students, like many others, were always busy and on the go. They had very little time for anything, let alone themselves. " I w as constantly on the go. " Heck said. To manage their time well was to be able to fit everything in their schedules. If students w ho were taking on too much needed help or advice, the counseling center on campus was available. " We hel|ied the siudents with stress and time management. " Dr. Li Wood. Counseling Center interim director, said. Students with busy schedules learned how to balance their time and manage their stress. They tried to find time for friends whether it w as an hour for lunch or seeing them in activities. Time was v aluable and students who were too involved learned the true meaning of planning their days. J Lisa Thompson Taking on too much 1 91 Lunelle Ralhje. cily news edilor, interviews David Angerer. Maryville city manager, to generate story ideas. Keeping in contact u iili beats was a vital part of maintaining new spapcr co erage. Chris Galitz. photograph) director, prepares to scan a 35mm negative into a Power Macintosh. The new equipment displaced con entional chemical-based darkroom printing and allowed lor more precise exposure and cropping. % • Mass Communication ? 1 1 Front Row: Blase Smith. Laura Widnier. huh Sii .un li .iiiJ Limes . ' Van Dyke. Back Row: Fred Lamer. Diana DcMou. John Jasinski, Matthew Bosisio and Ken White. 92 Tfc, Academics I nil Wheeler llirows a NorlhwesI Missouriuii out his car window wluii. ' on his route. Paper Caters To Oommuniry Maryville and Northwest news comes together in an expanded Northwest Missourian as students focus on covering stories in a combined community Getting newspapers ready for delivery. Marti Wilson. L ' ircLilation director, helps wrap rubber bands around copies ol the Ncrtliwcst Mi.ssiiuridii. The A ;ss ' (- I Kill went city wide to satisfy a need for weekly in-depth co erui;c like the • ' •( ' ( ' ' ns.v once pro klecf rior to fall I W5. the Northwest Missourian catered to the Northwest campus, but the new school year brought innovations as the Missourian became a city- wide publication. The move from campus-only to city-wide coverage was promoted by Laura Widmer. student publications adviser. " The experience was second to none for the students. " Widmer said. " And the service provided to the community. ..helped relations (between the community and the University). " The program ' s main focus was to prepare students for the work force by having them work on a community paper. The expansion meant increasing the number of papers printed. " We expanded from 4.000 to 8.000 circulation with the new school year. " Regina Brunlmeyer, editor in chief, said. The new circulation and targeted readers meant finding methods to entertain and inlorm the citizens of Maryville and Northwest. " fhe Missourian brought a whole new aspect ol leporting news to people, " Rob Brown, staff writer, said. " We were covering news in the way people wanted it, more appealing to them, and more appealing to the eye. " With the inclusion of city news, there were more beats to be covered. Beats were contacts reporters and editors had to keep in regular contact with to assist story coverage. " We had various heats in town — the city hall, the courthouse; we also had campus beats, " Chris Triebsch, assignment managing editor, said. " Hard and soft news: we tried to get a good variety in the paper. " The Missourian also gained a digital darkroom. Software allowed photographers to print pictures without the chemical processes used in the traditional darkroom. " (Adobe) Photoshop made it so easy to make changes, " Chris Galilz. photography editor, said. " I scanned the negative, then it came up on the screen. Then I could adjust si e, levels of blacks and whites, contrast, burn and dodge. " Man residents said the city-wide efforts of the Missourian were a success. " I was surprised of the qualit ol the paper, " Shirley Loch, Maryville resident, said. Ml was well .setup w ith a lot of information, the writing was good and information was correct. " Going cit w ide helped students gain experience in " real-life reporting. " and residents gain a newspaper which combined campus and cit as a comnuiiiilv . J Aiiiicla Wheeler Missourian City Wide _» ' 93 Assistani professor Ann Brckkc teaches Ihe clia cha in the Marlindale Dance Studio as part of the Social Dance class. Students also learned how to t ' ox trot, two step and ballroom dance durins the class. Photo By Chns Tuc t lnHil Rov. ; Ann Brckkc, Janet Reusser and Dave Cutton. Back Row: Gar CoMings. Ron DeShon, JeffFersuson and .lim Redd. 94 ' " Academics In Bcartal Arena, Sieve Kicste perlecis his (ly fishing tor tasting and angling class. Changing Foots On Wellness Unusual physical education classes don ' t need to fish for students willing to learn dance steps or angling techniques to fulfill required credits Doing ihc Hokev Pokey and luming herself around. Tammy Peden participates in a water aerobics exercise. Instructor Lori Sticns taught aerobics during the first block and students look turns teaching during the second block. Because there was a demand tor more than goll or je)gging to fulfill the one-hour required credit, the department of Health. Physical Education and Recreation offered substitutes that became popular. Social Dance was a popular physical education credit according to Ann Brekke, dance class instructor for several years. " We tried to set a good background with ballroom dances, the fox trot and the cha cha, " Brekke said. " Then we did a little country line dancing and two stepping. The class rounded out with some hip-hop and disco for variety. " In addition to dance, another highly popular class was water aerobics, combining sw imming and aerobic routines. According to James Herauf, HPIiRD chairman, the class started approximalcls 10 years ago and had remained popular. " The class was initially designed for the elderly as a form, " Herauf said. " Later, a few sections were added specificalK for students. " Northwest even had a class for people who wanted to learn more about fishing. The class covered specific Ispes of fishing and uhcrc to fish as well as many casting and angling lechnic|ues. " It was challenging because I learned a lot that I didn ' t know, " Andrea Hunter said. " I didn ' t know things like the temperature of the water when fish were most likely to bite or how the specific weather elements affected fishing conditions. " Hunter considered herself an " a iil tlsherwoman " and thought she knew nearly everything about il until she tt)ok the class. " I constantly fished. " Hunter said. " The class taught me a lot things I didn ' t know, like lly fishing. I had ne ' er done that before. I couldn ' t wait to get my own lly rod so I could work on getting better at it. " The physical education deparinient did not have to go fishing for students. Herauf said the class sizes were limited to 30 people per section, but the sections fill up rapidly. " The community and student response was tremendous. " Herauf said. halc cr ihc cause was for tr ing out, (ir even teaching an unusual physical education class, the attitude was generally the same. For I11 ' 1!KD. aricl was a bcnefil. _l Jason C ' isper PE classes (?95 Michele Samlow presents the results of a survey of Key Quality Indicators. The student presentation attracted attention of the L ' niver- sity administration and was attended hy several UniversitN deans. r r» O Marketing Management front Row : .Sharon Browning. Hdw in Ballantyne and Ann Clark. Back Row- Gerald Krinier. Thomas Billesbach, Don Nothstine and Russ Northup. Library Sciences 4 Front Row : Frank Baudino. John Ross Evans. Madonna Kennedy and Patt Van Dyke. Back Row : Kay Murphy. Jim Beasley, Jean Osbom and Mary Ellen Kimble. 96 ' Academics Markclinii sliuicnls Uai ( ' Im isliaii and Diisim .IdIidsoii pollll (lUl iDlornuilion lo Maryvillc Inisincss man C ieorgc ( irmimoiitis. Setting a r Primary tx Learning hy (itchin} professionals, students enrolled in the tnentor program get a first-hand look at the do ' s and don ' ts of business and personnel Nicholc Lock. Liiiinda (alhy Hass and Josh Wall work on a inaikclmy pii ' iccl lor coinpclilion ni San Diego. The group dcNclopctI a nKirkcling plan lor a agcnl I hat expanded the hleol herbieides. The mentor program, put forth by the National Agriculture Marketing Association, was geared toward preparing students for employment. They were paired with a worker in their projected field of study and given the opportunity to ask their mentors q uestions regarding the job. Students spent time working ith their mentor on the job. This " shadow program " proved to be very valuable. " Since we were all just students, we weren ' t exactly sure what needed to be done, " Dustin Johnson said. " One of the hardest parts w as that it was an actual person I was working with; 1 had to be very professional. I didn ' t want lo make a fool out of myself or the University. " Students found the benefits from the project were very realistic and the information learned from the project couki be tlircctcd to rcal-lilc job experiences. " One benefit was 1 got to work w iih a client. " Johnson said. " It gave us a chance to work w iih people outside the University. It was hke a leal- life experience which was great when oli got out into the real world. " The groups got to choose a business to work with. From there they were instructed to call up the ow ner and work with them. Many students faced problems they had not encountered before and it look extra work lo get out the kinks when they occured. " Working with the group, facing first time problems and getting things started was one of the places my group had difficulties with, " Felilsa Groumoutis said. " Getting the right questions was hard. We would create questions tor the survey: there would be something w rong with them, then we would have to start over again. It was hard because we started from scratch. None of us had ever done anything like this. " Wt)rking in groups for most students was normally a sign of relief, but it was not alwa s as easy as anticipated. " In order to work well in a group, we learned e eryone had to ha e the same goals as everyone or else it wouUi be a i ne man team. " Groumoutis said. Students discovered througli work thai the world was a challenge and that they should alw ays be ready for changes. _1 Jason Cisper and Jennifer Simler Working with Professionals ■£ 97 t; " 4? Geology Field Trip participants search for minerals and fossils in the Badlands in South Dakota. Although they were not allowed to keep their finds. the students studied the minerals and fossils found while at the site. T ? Geography Geology " t " ' ...- Front Row: Beth Starkey, Karen Hoskey, Diane Krueger and C. Taylor Barnes. Second Row: John Carroll. Charles Dodds. Dwight Maxwell and Jeff Bradley. Back Row; Marcus Gillespie, Richard Felton, Ted Goudge, Steve Fox and Don Hagan. 98 1 Academics »•• Diiinc Krucgcr, geology instructor, LAaniines pegmatites at Hob Ingersoll Mine in South Dakota. Delving nto Earth s Kockv Kast Driving through the West, geology students and faculty explore the earth s histoty through records etched in stone For some, it was a chance to learn trom the past. For others, it was time to be immersed in their passion. And for others, it was a way to get down and dirty. For five days in September, three faculty members, one graduate assistant and 66 students piled into two buses and headed West. They traveled through South Dakota and Wyoming, studying different surface minerals and features of the land. The group visited Mt. Rushmorc. the reptile gardens and a mamnwth site, as well as traveling through the Black Hills in western South Dakota and to Devil ' s Tower in Wyoming. Richard Felton, assistant professor, picked different locations because he anted students to get a w ider range of sites. The Geology Field Trip was a two-credit hour, upper-level division two-credit hour elective in which students studied a variety of things, focusing on favorite minerals, rocks or natural formations. " 1 went to see igneous rock ui the Black Hills, " Tim Wineland said. In the Black Hills, the students and laculiy climbed on the open-faced mines anil were allowed to lake iinneral samples. " " The rock climbing in the mines was what stood out in my mind, " Stacy Blum said. " " 1 could see the different minerals and find samples. " Wineland also said DeviTs Tower was spectacular. The imposing presence of De irs Tower was widely recognized from the mo ie ' " Close Encounters of the Third Kind. " " The first glimpse of Devil ' s Tower was mipressive. " Felton said. " Every time was breathtaking to see the heights and pine trees. " The trip allowed students and professors to spend time learning outside of the clinical atmosphere of a classroom, and many said it v as much easier to learn that way. " " (It was) better to learn when ou could see it, " Blum said. Felton was surprised when students came back w ith combinations of minerals, some quite rare, that he had not seen before. Deh ing into objects from the past, the participants learned from the history kept w ithin the earth. For five days they traveled, but for many more they would learn from their journeys. J (!enevie e Schockley Geology ' 90 99 The regal mansion where " The Sound of Music " as filmed sii.s against the hills that once were alive with sounds of singing. The Czech group stopped by Salzburg. Austria. to see the movie location as well as the scenerv . Students and visitors mill z around the parking lot of the " University of Mining in ;? Osirava. The Czech group s- lived at the universits during their trip to Osira a. a. -■ Government r ' A {y Front Row : Ke in Buicrb Row: Robert Dew hirst. Ru jLigh and David McLaughlin. Back hard Fulton and Jerr Brekke 100 5 Academics A pair 111 hluc jeans waits lo be washed. The washinj: Expanding Horizons Students discover by travclini outside the United States the vahies of people, their cultures and the meaniuii ofbein a true American ra eling overseas expanded not onh a student ' s grasp of their academie area, but also w idened their perspectiv e of life outside Small Town. U.S.A. " Studying abroad helped one understand what it was like to be Ameriean and to be sensitive to other nationalities. " David Trent Skaggs McLaughlin, internship adviser, said, takes notes The trip abroad also gave students an outside the opportunity to view people from different World War II countries and cultures in their homeland. Memorial in " SludN ing abroad gave me a wide Bratislava. perspectise on different cultures and how the Slovakia. lived, " Julie Duro said. " It opened up my eyes Siudv ing about people around the world. " broad ga e The swift urban change forced students to uidents a adapt to a new culture, people and ideas, often chance to resulting in culture shock, si ' jht see and ■■V hen someone experienced another culture, learn about he w imessed a w hole new w ay of doing loreign things. " Richard Fulton. Missouri-London L ultures program adviser, said. " " One of the major v, hile benefits for students was they came back w ith a receiving maturity increase. " college Li ing in a foreign nation meant an credit. adjustment to new laws. " it w as weird to see the traffic coming from a different direction. " Kim Todd said. " In Europe, pedestrians did not have the right of wa . " Northwest offered study abroad programs all across the globe. Some students studied in the Czech Republic. Mexico or Korea. Internships were in locations such as Poland. .Australia. Ireland. Sweden and France. Sightseeing in the Czech Republic appealed to Zach Myers. " I did it for a change. " Myers said. " 1 was sick of Midwest and Mary ille. I knew there was more and I w anted to go out and see it. " Students were responsible for all of their living expenses, their tuition was waived by the Unix ersity and they still received college credit for all classes taken overseas. " It w ould ne er be cheaper for students to spend that amount of time in Hurope for the price the paid. " Fulton said. " The experience would Slay w ith them the rest of their life. " Learning while overseas was more than just the .ABCs. it was about people — how they lived, how they thought and how everyone contributed to societv . J .Anne Baca Students Overseas .101 Malt Jaiisscn cleans a lank holjiii!; riHii;hl 200 iilapia, an African fish, known lor Us light llaky meal. The fish farm was a new addition thai gave professors and students a chance to explore a different agricultiira medium. 102% Academics mm.;im a ' n A contracted worker harvests a field ol soybeans at the 75()-acrc University farm. According to Doug Moore, larm Manager, ihc farm lacked funds to buy its own combine. arve Sting Through chnuioay ? ij ft f i yf I? rf nun ntt ? fnf f ia ' f iz? KJ %i ' thw yvf By working on the 750-acre University Fann supported and operated by the Northwest Agriculture department, students earn extra cash while receiving first-hand experience " •i ' • k Bob McClurc ?. ' and Collon W asluy harvest p ' " ■ " ■ soybeans on a r • f small V- I ' niversity farm. Every ' yy four rows of J Fi soybeans were of a diftercnt " h brid allowing the w orkers to decide which type of plant w as best " -- suitable for the i pe of soil I " " ihey were 1 grown in. With an oink-oink here, a baa-baa there, here a moo, there a moo. everywhere a moo- moo, it may have sounded like Old MacDonald ' s fann. However, it was Northwest ' s agricultural production and research facility known as the Uni ersily Farm. The 750-acre operation was divided among several areas. .Alternative crops, and research dairy and embryo-transfer facilities were located at the farm. Most research and the production of beef cattle, hogs and crops took place three miles north of Mary ille. In addition. Northwest operated a bull test station while other land w as used for hay and pasture. Many Northwest students found that working i n the farm was not only a good w ay to pay for school, but also a chance to do something they enjoyed. " It was my getaway. " Mike McKiddy said. " I could forget about studying and do what I wanted. " In addition, the larm pro ided a unique learning environment that could not be experienced within the classroom. " The main purpose of the farm was for demonstration of teaching principles and for research. " Doug Moore, farm manager, said. " It w as a lab that served the needs of agriculture students. " As manager. Moore lived on the farm while caring for the land, machinery, livestock and buildings of the operation. In addition, he coordinated lab work with agriculture professors and superv ised student workers. One thing that Ed Putz enjoyed about working on the farm was the relationship he had with his supervisors and co-workers. " The whole department was really good to work with. " Putz said. " Everybody was equal and respected your opinion. " Students employed on the farm worked lo make the facility run efficiently . They also learned from the experience. " There was alway s something new coming up. " Derek Koppen. farm worker, said. " There was so much new technology in agriculture that I benefited from learning new procedures. " One new procedure introduced in 1995 was aquaculture-fish fanning. Although aquaculture was common in high schools. Northwest was one of the first colleges to implement the program. " It gave students in agriculture education a more thorough background so they could be prepared to teach about a diversified area of agriculture. " Malt Janssen said. Rapidly growing fish known as tilapia were grown in an indoor tank in the agricultural continued on page 104 Agriculture l « 10 Sunk-Ills rcmoM. ' ;i dc ILC used to iiicaMiro llic ainiuiiil ol llcihKklcs and iiiscctKidcs m l ' iii crsil [arm water. 1 1 Harvesting «_ , . Changes Through New continued from piiiic 103 education building. The water was circulated constantly to allow microorganisms to consume lo.xins and release oxygen in the water. Al the Uni ersity dairy. 40 cows were milked twice daily. The dairy pro ided the opportunity for agriculture students to recei e hands-on. or more appropriately hands-in experience. In an anatomy class, students palpated the stomach and reproductive tract of cows. " We got to actually see what was supposed to happen. " Sara Baskett said. Technology played an important part in the activities at the dairy, including ultrasound equipment to check for pregnancy in cows. " I gained a belter understanding about things that became important in the future, such as embryo transfer and artificial insemination. " Put said. All cows at the dairy were artificially inseminated. Students enrolled in a course and became certified artificial insemination technicians. The University bull test station was another example of technology put to work. Cattle producers brought their bulls to the station where their growth and production capabilities were monitored electronically. Each bull had a computer chip hung around its neck. When the animal stepped up to a feeder, its number was read and recorded, much like the UPC code at the grocery store. Jim Husz. beef herdsman, said. " We measured the same basic principle of average daily gain, but we computerized feeders to tell exactly how much each bull ate. " Husz said. After the test was complete, the bulls were sold at a sale in the spring. Only those animals which met specific criteria such as structural soundness, feed efficiency and temperameni uere offered for sale. " Any animal that failed any criteria didn ' t sell. " bull test station director C. K. Allen said. " The producer knew any bull that made the sale was a good bull. " The University farm was not all bull, however. It also produced sheep and hogs. ,As a class project in a pork production course, students were assigned a litter of pigs. " We did all the treatment of the litter - clipping teeth, vaccinations and castrating. " Jayne Kiburz said. Campbell Soup Co. contracted with the University to produce a flock of 39.000 chickens five times each year. One reason for the poultry operation was to research environmentally sound ways of disposing of dead birds. " We demonstrated to farmers how to get rid of dead chickens by composting. " Moore said. The compost was used to fertilize nearly all of the University ' s crop ground each spring. Finding new ways for fanners to make a profit was an important goal of many research projects conducted al the Alternati e Crops Research Institute. " It gave information to farmers to base decisions on regarding possible alternative crops ersus traditional crops like com and soybeans. " fami technician Scott Walk said. Oneinteresting project tested if tomatoes could grow in a greenhouse for their entire lifecycle. " The purpose was so farmers could grow tomatoes and vegetables year round, " Moore said. Learning took place year round on the farm, from the birth of baby animals in the spring to harvest in the fall. Area farmers and agriculture students alike learned how to bring new technology to Old MacDonald ' s farm. J Susie Mires 104 r Academics AuslinNi ;i;.. hi :!l k u.■. .■.:.! I j uoikingoiuhc Lnivcrsit) larm.Cou!, on ihe dain, farm required milking two times per day. Mike McKitty tests soybeans as they are augered into a truck from the combine before being transferred to the Mar s ille MFA silos. In addition 10 so beans. the Universit also arew com and tomatoes. ChemistnVPhxsics Front Row: Lauriston Elliott. Sue Fruchl. Patncia Lucido and Ed Farquaar. Back Row: James Lott. Jim Smeltzer. Richard Landes and Harlan Hiaainbotham. Agriculture 10: Best Paying Jobs at entry level: 1. Medicine ■ $117,048 2. Finance Analyst - $55,000 3. Information Services - $50,000 4. Science Research • $47,000 5. Paralegal - $43,262 6. Sales ■ $41,000 7. Consulting - $40,000 8. Conservationist - $35,000 9. Telecommunications - $30,000 10. Social Work - $30,000 Worst Paying Jobs at entry level: 1. Flight Attendant - $13,700 2. Life Skills Instructor - $15,000 3. Medical Technician - $19,000 4. Public Relations staffer - $19,000 5. Accounting Clerk ■ $19,500 6. Journalist $20,150 7. Dancer Choreographer - $24,200 8. Beginning Teacher ■ $24,400 9. Computer Programmer - $26,000 10. Biologist - $29,000 Fastest Growing Occupations: 1. Computer Engineers and Scientists 2. Systems Analysts 3. Physical Therapists 4. Special Education Teachers 5. Operations Research Analysts 6. Occupational Therapists 7. Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers 8. Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 9. Psychologists 10. Construction Managers SOURCE: Fall 1993 Occupalional Outlook Quarterly forthe years 1992- 2005, ummer jobs up I Internships allow students a chance to work in their field and acquire skills invaluable when seeking future employment sk any recent college graduale and sou would get the same answer. It was virtually impossible to find a job in a major field when your job experience consisted of manual labor and lawn care. Without experience, it was lough to find a job. For many students, being able to gel a job out of college was of utmost concern. At Northwest, the need for experience led to action. Some students found internships to be an effective means of adding valuable points to their respective resumes. " You had to make yourself marketable, " Regina Van Rees said. Van Rees admitted that getting an internship was a definite concern of hers. " I wanted experience in sales, " Van Rees said. " Learning to sell v as the basis of success for my future. " For Craig Kingery, the experiences with Southwestern Publishing Company had been extremely beneficial in preparing him for future employment. The company, which worked exclusively with college students, offered an opportunity to gain valuable experience. For Kingery. the internships he did with Southwestern put him in charge of sales accounts and employees. The summers found him in South Carolina and Oklahoma. According to Kingery, he learned plenty from his time with Southwestern. Originally, though, he was only interested in the money. " The amount of experience 1 had gained through business transactions was more invaluable to me, " Kingery said. " The odds of me getting a good job fresh out of college was greatly improved as a result of my time with Career Services hor |oh-hunting students. Career Services pnnided inf()niiatit)nal ammunition. " We helped establish a resume and cover letter. " Jill Montique, Career Services employee, said. " During a student ' s senior year. ( he ) was allowed to start a full credential file. It included references, transcripts and a personal data sheet. " Although there was no fee for staff members to critique resumes, there was a charge for typesetting, if needed. Students could print letter-perfect sets of their resumes on a selection of 24- to 25-pound bond weight paper. " Resumes could also be purchased on a disc which (students) could lake once they left Northwest, " Montique said. " We always kept a copy here so they could order more through the mail. It was always on file. " Although the best lime to set up a credential file was during the academic year of a studnt ' s graduation. Career Services was not just for seniors, said Montique. " Become familiar with Career Services early on. " Montique said. " The earlier (a student! got started on a resume, the much more beneficial it was when he was a senior. " Any edge in the hunt for a full-time, professional job was a benefit for graduating students. Southwestern. I wouldn ' t have traded that for anything. " According to Kingery, the pay potential was continued to page 109 106 Academics LeRon hord and Philomina Harshaw talk with Mis- souri Army and National Guard recruiter Tom Black during a job fair held in the Union Ballroom. Hnipkn- ers such as Northwest Financial. Kroger and the Kansas City Zoo gave students the opportunity to learn more about possible job prospects. Career Ser ices placenieni specialist Jill Moniique gives Joel Hein eriiih pointers on his resume and cover letter. Students could consult career services tor help on linding internships, writing resumes and looking for |obs openings. Career 107 Name; Avoid nicknames; use lull name or first name, middle inilial and last name. Remember to include an address and ptione so employers will still be able to contact you i) ttie resume Is separated from the cover letter. II you tiave two residences, list botli and dates when you can be reached at each location. Objective: John Doe A position which alk 500 North P Some City, USA 00000 (000)555-1234 — Objective: Give the employer a brief glimpse of how qualilications will benefit the , . company. Show employers what you can i mo to uso m ' b.ickeround in computer science to edit technical stories. , , ., . i, ..u i ' f do for them, not what they can do for you. Education: Northwest Missouri State University Bachelor of Science: May 19% Major: Journalism Minor: Computer Science GPA: major 3.3, overall 3.2 ♦—Education: Very important for most first-time graduates. Include information such as university attended, degree(s) earned, major, minor(s), GPA and date of graduation Some people in- clude job-related courses taken. Work Experience: Skills: Copy Editor, City News Desk The Daily Informer 800 Information VVav, BigTown, MO 64398 (818)355-1223 «— Work Experience; Jobs listed here should, in some way, relate to the position for which you are applying. Include information such as job title, com- pany name and address, dates and duties performed Itemize the significant details of those duties and break them down into lists of action phrases August 1994-May 1993 -edited stories for AP and Infonncr style -wrote news stories as needed -designed pages for publication -used various computer software and desktop publishing applications -Computer skills include MacVVrite, Aldus PageMaker, QuarkXPress - Skills: Include this section if you have special -Photography, darkroom skills skills related directly to the job for which you are Honors Awards: -Dean ' s List, Fall 1994, Spring 1994, Fall 1993 -Regional gold award winner, newspaper features writing applying. These skills do not necessanly need to be the result of an employment ♦-Honors Awards: This section gives you a chance to note special activities you have participated in or accolades you would like the employer to know you received. References: References:These should include professional acquaintances who are willing to talk with prospective employers. Be sure to have permission to include them on the resume and that the reference will be positive. Include job title, an address and a telephone number. Ottier Considerations: — » Be as persuasive as possible in the resume— you are trying to sell yourself and your skills. — » Research the company and the qualifications the employer is looking lor to tailer your resume to their needs. -» Keep the resume bnef enough to fit on one or two pages. — » Resumes should be typeset quality on quality bond paper. It is not necessary to use special colors or matching envelopes; most resumes are photographed several times dunng the hinng process. -» There is no reason to include personal data such as height, age, weight, marital status or interests. In fact, potential employers cannot ask for this information due to federal regulations. Source: Purdue University On-Line Wnting Lab 108 Academics ummerjobs eat up coiiriniicd froni piii;c lOh also a I ic 111 L ' lid oils hL-netii, " I nuide somewhere in ihe neighborhood ol SI5.()0() last summer. " Kingery said. " The benefits of ihcse internships were definite!} worth ni lime. " Chris Hendren also parlieipaled in the student-oriented intern program put on by Southwestern. He agreed that the program w as extremely beneficial. " The pay was great, and I learned so much about sales. " Hendren said. Career Services offered countless internship applications. They ranged from environmentally -oriented jobs to internships with Congress. Job interviews and credential files were an integral part of the process ol finding internships. " I worked with m adviser to find miernshipsin Minnesota and Chicago. " Kim .Adams said. " My adviser knew more about the availability of jobs in my field than Career Ser ices. " .Adamsadmiltedihai finding the internships was a lot of work. " You ' ve got to write li)nst)f letters to tons of people, " Adams said. " Plus, it seemed like I was constantly updating m) resume to make it fit certain applications. But. the experience one could get from an internship made it worth the time. " Brandy Maltbia interned at the federal Reserve Bank ot Kansas City lor two years. Maltbia was a member of the INROADS Kansas City INC. program, an organization that prepared minorities in academic and corporate training. " The idea was to intern for four ears and then work full time out of graduation, " Maltbia said. " Over 2(K) corporatitins were Best Cities in Which to Start a Career Large IVIarkets 6. Little Rock, Ark. (more than 500,000 jobs in local economy) 7. Knoxville, Tenn. 1. Salt Lake City 8. Tucson, Anz. 2. Indianapolis 9 . Appleton Oshkosh, Wis. 3. Nashville, Tenn. 10. Lexington, Ky. 4. Louisville, Ky. 5. Greensboro Winston-Salem. N C. Small Markets 6. Phoenix (fewer than 150,000 in local economy) 7. Minneapolis St. Paul j=r 8. Milwaukee II — 1. Sioux Falls. S.D. 2. Provo. Utah 9. Charlotte, N.C. h ' T. il 3. Boise, Idaho 10. Atlanta ' ' 4. Santa Fe. N.M. f 5. Rapid City, S.D. SW f IVIedium Markets 6. Fayetteville. Ark. ' ftil (between 150.000 and 500,000 jobs in 7. Fargo. N.D. local economy) 8. Boulder, Colo. 1. Madison, Wis. 9. Sioux City. Iowa 2. Austin, Texas 10. Lincoln, Neb. 3. Lake County, III. 4. Raleigh Durham, N.C. Source: Managing Your Career by The Wall Street 5. Omaha. Neb. Journal in (il ed in the program. " Maltbia worked in the accounting department on different assigned projects such as setting up a central file system and research. " I researched a PC documeiil ' s sysiciii. " Maltbia said. " It was a document management system computer and I had to research it to see if it would have been good tor the accounting department or not. " According the Maltbia, the results of her research proved the system would have been more efficient for the department: however, it was a higher management decision. Maltbia believed the importance of an internship was the learning experience gained while on the job. " I got more experience than coming out ot college withjust a degree. " Maltbia said. " Along w iih my academic skills I had experience. I had heard that businesses liked experience more than they did a degree. " Maltbia returned to the Federal Reserve Bank during winter break and had planned to work there again in the summer between herjuniorand senior year. Whatever the field, students were taking the time to find valuable summer work. The result of job experience was a chance of getting hired. The focus was on the future and students were using their summers to do more than get a tan. By Jason Cisper Career 109 Maggie O " Riley and the other Bearcat Steppers strive to perfect their dance routine in preparation tor an upcoming game. Between performances and practices, thev dedicated 2 hours a week to the organization. 2i ' . ' , As a way to increase stamina and accuracy. Jennifer Pittrich jumps up to practice her blocking skills. Many Northwest athletes spent time improving theircondition during the off-season. E en though the football season was over, plaver Malcolm LeBlanc benches dumbbells as part of his off-season workout with the help of Ken Gordon. LeBlanc said he worked out four days ever) week. 110 Sports Feature Building Bearcat I t appeared to most students that the off-season was a time for athletes to relax and take a break from their sports. At Northwest, this was truly not the case. For some students, many hours were spent working to prepare for their athletic endeavors. Regardless of the group or the reason, athletes and exercise went hand- in-hand. .■ m .Allen, track team sprinter, said thire was little time for a rest during the off-season. She said although the actual track season did not begin until late in December, the track team had been in a rigid training program from the first part of September. " We had been lifting about three times a week and running almost even. ' day. " Allen said. " We spent most of our time working on our endurance and getting our strength back up from the summer break. " they worked so hard during the months preceding the season, many tracksters spent the summer vacation relaxing. Allen said it was difficult for her, as a sprinter, to have a solid training program during the summer. Too much distance running could have wrecked her sprinting fonn. " I tried to run a little. " Allen said. " But I spent most of the time enjoying the break. " Training was not particular to sporting participants, however. Se eral members of the Bearcat Steppers spent a large portion of their time exercising to keep in shape. To them, fitness was just as much an integral part of their off-season as it was during the highlight of their performances. Some were very passionate about their workouts. " It seems like some of the girls were doing aerobics every minute of the day, " Andrea Blizzard said. Blizzard said off-season training was an individual effort, as the group only met a few limes during the sunmier mon ths to practice new dance routines and e aluale each other ' s performances. Training was more or less on " the honors system. " " I could pretty much do whatever I wanted during the summer as long as I stayed in shape. " Blizzard said. " But it was not really much of a good idea to do nothing. " For Maggie ORiley, stepper, the majority of her training emphasized during the summer months centered around cardiovascular work. 0 " Rile considered exercise to be essential during the transition from off-season to performance time. " I did a lot of cross training, aerobics and lifted weights just to stay in shape. " O ' Riley said. " But all of the girls did something. " O " Riley said practice was ery demanding, and it w as a necessity to be in good shape. " We wanted to look our best w hen we were performing, " O ' Riley said. .Athletic trainers also helped the athletes to get in peak condition during the off months. Players appreciated the job the trainers did. " The trainers knew what w as best for us and helped gi e us a push when things looked bleak, " Eric Klingensmith. football player, said. " They also were there w hen we needed an ear. " For many Northwest students, the " dog days " of summer did not exist. Whether it was running or lifting weights, all students who were in olved in athletic activities for the University took advantage of the break in classes and turned the focus toward fitness. The result was not only fitter athletes, but a belter transition into Northwests athletic programs. In order to stay in shape, atliletes dioose to train year round By Jason Cisper Training 111 Mark Rinehart and redshirt Chad Cullin stands on the sidlinc and watches the activity on the field. Red- shiiled players were benched so they had a year to develop physically. During practice. Sean Thompson, redshirt. hangs hack and bides time for an open receiver. Players who w ere red-shirted were given opportunities to practice u ith the team. . • ' , •i«V ' « 112 Sports Feature View h--- I — 4 sidelines ithletes spent much of their college career hoping for that perfect spiral pass or dunking the final two points to win the big game. Sometimes, however, instead of wearing the Bearcat green and white, a year was spent as a red shirt. ■ ' " " Redshirting was the act of not participating in games during a season and everyone got one time that they could red shirt, " Bart Tatu m. Northwest football offensive line coach, said. There were numerous reasons for redshirting players, including academics or injuries that resulted from an emergency situation; however, the main reason for redshirting a player was " to give a person an extra year to develop athletically, " Tatum said. Coaches did not like to play first-year freshmen, preferring for them to have an e.xtra year to develop and mature. " We, like most coaches, didn ' t like to play true freshmen hut we had one or two w ho were good enough to play, " Tatum said. " We had to make a conscious decision as a coach whether or not the guy was going to help (the team) or not. If he could help the squad and make big contributions as a true freshman, then we knew we had to play him. we owed it to the team and to the kid. " If athletes suffered medical problems a nd did not participate in more than two games during a season, they could be red-shirted for the remainder of the year. This would not allow them to play in any games in the second half of the season. Many of the athletes that were redshnled said they believed it was beneficial to them and the team. " It ga e me a year to grow. " .Adam Teale. a red-shirted freshman football player, said. " Not only physicalK , but it also advanced my skills and ability to play the game of football. " The number of athletes a team could redshnt aried trom sear to ear. The coaches did not have to have a pre-determined number of redshirted athletes. When Northwest ' s new coaching staff took over, their number of quality athletes was down so they did not have the opportunity to redshirt many athletes. " It was good for our prograin if we could redshirt a large number of our freshmen. " Tatum said. " It really depended on the quality of our athletes. If the talent level was high, it gave us the chance to redshirt a large number of the freshmen. Since we were a more improved football team here at Northwest, it gave us the opportunity to redshirt more of our freshmen. " When it came to decision time of who got redshirted, the entire coaching staff was involved because it was too much responsibility to put on one person. " In many programs, the head coach was ultimately responsible, " Tatum said. " He made the final call. On this staff, we discussed it amongst ourseKes. It was a total staff decision. " Those players who did receive a red-shirt year had few liinitations. The same things were expected of them from the coaches as from the starters. " The starters ne er made the athletes that were freshinen fcuuball players who were red shirted feel excluded. " Teale said. " I lifted weights in the arsity weight room, practiced w ith the team and dressed up for all the home football games. The onl thing I couldn ' t do was travel with the team to away games. " Redshirting an athlete may base resulted in many games warming the bench, but it also allowed overall impro ement and maturity, enhancing Bearcat performance. Redshirting allows an athlete an opportunity to enhance skills and develop physically By Genevieve Shockley Redshirts ll3 4 Rallying Athletes tS Northwest faitlifully followaiid support their almighty Bearcats By Jason Cisper Brom baseball to track. Northwest had plenty of teams, and chances were there was someone who liked to watch them play. Hach spcclalor had his own reason lor aitending Norlhvvcsl ' s games, but one thing was common among them all — the games were a great time. Ever ' sport had its circle of faithful followers. However, football and basketball were clearly the most popular. " My Saturday afternoons would ha e been pretty dull if it wasn ' t for the football team. " Jim Osalkowski said. Because he spent most of his weekends in Maryville, Osalkowski often found himself at football games. " The games were kinda tun. actually, " Osalkowski said. " I went with some of my fraternity brothers, and after a while, going to the game just became a kind of ritual for us. " Osalkowski said the games were very entertaining and action-packed. " It was good to see the team have a winning record, " Osalkowski said. " They deserved it. " The games were entertaining in other ways as well, Osalkowski said . " I did get to see Bobby Bearcat gel beat up by a fan at the Washburn game, " Osalkowski said. " You had to go to the games to catch that kind of action. " For Mike Balm, football games also proved to be a favorite pastime. " The games were really competitive. " Balm said. His true passion, however, was basketball. " The basketball team always put on a great show, " Balm said. " They detlnitely gave the fans something to cheer about. " Balm said his favorite seat was always in the front row so he could " scream at the other team and heckle their players, " and he liked to observe the other students ' participation as well. " It was cool the way all the football players sat together, all the fraternity guys sat together and so-on, " Balm said. " There was a good mix, and everyone usually had a good tiine. " Balm sai d he traveled to watch the team play when the games were relatively close. He admitted play-off games were something to look forward to, but he would have gone to games even if the team was not as successful. " The conference games were definitely more exciting, but I would have still gone to watch a losing team play, " Balm said. " I guess it was because I loved basketball. " Michelle Heck was also an avid fan of the men ' s basketball team. Since she knew several of the players, she enjoyed watching them on the court. " My friends were really talented, and it was great to see them in action, " Heck said. " The games were really fast-paced. I liked the dunks and the action. " Heck, like Balm, said " seeing all the other student groups united to support the teams was really excellent. " She said the games were also a good way to get out and let off some steam. " The games were good for taking my mind off things for a while, " Heck said. " And of course, it was always fun to see the home team win. " Although the reasons for attending the games differed, they all tended to revolve around the idea of team support. " I know the guys got pumped up by a good crowd, " Balm said. Likewise, the fans were able to get some enjoyment out of watching as well. i 114 Sports Feature Sigma Phi [ipsiioii riiciiibcrs, line Huggiii. Jolt Sniilh and I " . J. .Sha iioig mi school spiril and Christmas cheer as they support the Bearcats during a December basl etball game. Greeks and independents appeared at games occasionally sporting unusual outfits. Throngs ol lans cheer duruig a Bearcat touchdown at Rickcnhrode Stadium. Close scores and luiiiicrous victories mcreased attendance al loolball izames. Mirroring the referee ' s signal of " touchdown. " fans in the end one celebrate Ambrows Moreland ' s interception and touchdown. Much to the delight of the lans. the pla made in the last minute of the game .■.lied a 41-33 1 lomecoming ictory over Missouri Southern. Fans 115 i Cans Jolleyball He s back one last time, helping ' Cats basket- ball strive for victory By Sarah Elliott B ntering his senior year with only one semester of eligibiUty left. Rick Jolley had a decision to make — play first and watch later or watch first and play later. He opted to play later after taking a look at the situation with his coaches. Jolley. a 6-fool 9-inch. 26()-p(nind Bearcat. took a semester off but returned to gi e the ' Cats a different look. " I had a semester of eligibility left so the coaches and I sat down and talked about it and thought it would be better to come back during conference season, " Jolley said. However, the decision meant Jolley had to keep in shape on his own. Jolley could not practice with the team of NCAA rules. ■ " Once or twice I played in the rec center, " Jolley said. " But mostly it was just me. " He kept in shape by extending his pre-season workout. He lifted weights, did basketball workouts and ran. For the most part. Jolley was (Ml his own. ■ " 1 missed the competition in games and I missed competition in practice, " Jolley said. He was not the only one who was missing, the team missed him also. Men ' s basketball head coach. Steve Tappmeyer. did not recruit a player to replace Jolley during his time off. " We missed his experience and his leadership, " Tappmeyer said. Tappmeyer said when Jolley came back he gave the team a different look v, ith his inside playing ability. He was big and very visible and had more fouls called on him than the average player. However, Tappmeyer said he had a very good demeanor about the whole thing. Although it took a lot of discipline, the time he put into training gave him time think about goals. He had hoped the " Cats would v in the conference championship and be part of the national tournament. Jolley envisioned some great " 15 " and the team playing up to its ability. His goals were not just basketball oriented; he also had goals off the court. The computer science major and math minor intended to stay focused throughout the semester on more than basketball. Jolley had his eyes set on a degree. " " (To) pass everything, graduate and get that nice piece of paper that says Brodrick Jolley, Bachelor of Science, " were among his goals, according to Jolley. After graduation, he planned to move out East and become a program analyst or consultant. He wanted to move to be closer to his sister. Jolley intended to open his ov n company. ■ " Businesses and individuals came to me and asked me about setting up computer systems. " Jolley said. He also had intentions i)f attending graduate school, after working for a while, and going to seminars to stay updated. ■ " Computer science is changing so fast you basically stay in school your whole career, " Jt)lley said. At 25 years old. Jolley was more than ready to graduate. He began his college career at Penn State where he attended school for two and one-half years; when things did not work out. he decided to take some time off. That lime turned into two years. Then in June 1993, he was fortunate enough to be able to come to Northwest, Jolley said. By taking the time to make decisions and focus on the future as well as athletics. Jolley took Northwest by storm. 116 Sports Feature Rick Jolley works on his free throw shot at practice. During the time Jolle took off. saving his last semester of ehgibhty for the conference tournament, he was unable to practice with the team because of NCA. ' V rules. Rick Jolley 117 Ezra Whorlcy gels set before he gtH;s out of the blivks for a sprint at Rickenbrode Stadium. Whorley smi. track kept him in shape and increased his speed diirnis; the football season. Attacking Missouri Southern defense, Ambrose Moreland plays during the Homecoming game. Moreland was a defensive tackle on the football team and a shot-putter on the track team. Two-sport athletes Ezra Whorle and .Ambrose Moreland were two students who juggled football, track and studies. Pressure on two-sport athletes was high. 118 Sports Feature - . " i Playing roles laying two sports at once was never easy, whether as a professional or an amateur. Just ask Bo — he knew. A Httle closer to home, Ezra Whorley and Ambrose Moreland knew and found the time to " just do it " in two sports. Whorley. a Bcarcal gridder and Irackslcr. discovered it look lime and patience lo be a iwo-sporl alhlele. His firsl love was always t ' ooiball, and track kepi him in sha pe tor the tootball season. " Track helped me run taster, so il went with toolball, " Whorley said. ■ ' Football was something that I liked. lei me take out my frusiralions. I would beat up on somebody tor 60 minutes and not get in trouble for il. " Whorley did not get into trouble unless being nationally recognized as one ol the premier Division II football players was considered trouble. He played in the Snow Bowl and attracted scouts from the NFL, Canadian Football League and Arena teams. Although the love of the game made athletes find the lime to play and study. Moreland said finding the time U) play two sports was difficult. " Il was hard. was like basically my whole day was taken up and then al night I studied, " Moreland said. The training for Moreland ' s two sports v ere quite different from each other. " During off-season for football, uc lilted weights, ran and did agility work trying to get quicker and stronger: hut for track I just threw the 16-pound weight (for shot put) 60 times a day, " Moreland said. " My arm got tired but it was supposed to so that it could build up. The next day when I threw, my performance was better; I got stronger. " There was no rest for the weary as Moreland found out. He would start the day early in the morning, and did not end until late at night. " My schedule was so spreatl out that I uiuild leave for classes at 9 a.m. and wouldn ' t gel home until sometime after 6 p.m., " Moreland said. His day did not get any easier as he had to practice lor track and otf-season football drills. " Track started at 1 p.m. and as soon as I was finished with that I had to go lift weights for football, " Moreland said. " Il was a lol of hard work and il look a lot of dedication to put all that into two sports. " Moreland did mind the time he put in and it gave him an extra something to become better. " There were a lot of players around the world that were better than me or as good as me and I knew that I had lo keep thai in my head as a player: lo work harder than my opponent because il didn ' t matter how good I was, there was always somebody oul there who was better, " Moreland said. Heather Potts, who participated in olle ball and track, did not have the time that was required to play, study and keep up her grades. .She eventually had lo quit the track team. " I had to stop playing two sports because it was so time consuming, " Polls said. " I never had any time left over lo dt) homework and study. My grades began lo slide just a little. School was more important to me than sports were so my choice was easy — I had to quit volleyball or track in order lo keep up with my course-load. " Some athletes had tii sacrifice in order to play multiple spiirts. While st)mc student athletes ihri ed under the pressure put upon them, others knew when to make a trade off. .Athletes stayed competitive and some knew when to call il quits for the " lo e of the szame. " Two- sport athletes sacrifice for success By Sharon Johnson iF " ., Two-Sport Athletes IIC Tesfing waters Overdue enovations provide a taste of summer year round By Courtenay Hill Ihe Foster Aquatic Center had its problems, but with the renovations of the pool, many students were happy to take a dip. " The boilom of the pool w as ne or clean. ' Martha Will said. Wilt had classes there and claniied the pool " was slimy. " " Whenever 1 had water aerobics last sear (fall of " 94). there were places v here the plaster was broken so a lot of students had to wear water shoes in the pool to keep active in the class. " Johnna-Kaye Schuster said. Since then, many changes had taken place. The renovation of the pool was a slow process, but there were many positive results. There were many problems with the aquatic center toes were getting cut. Bob Lade. Northwest Coordinator of Campus Recreation, said. " One problem sith the pool was the cracking and yellowing of the basin. " Lade said. " It wasn ' t leaking: it was all mainly esthetic. Because of this, a new process using fiberglass layers was used. " There were many things to consider when renovating the pool. One of the decisions inade was between a 25-year guarantee with fiberglass or a two-year guarantee using plaster. Another change in the pool was the replacement of the sand filters, " something that hadn ' t been done since 1980. " Lade said. The roof of the aquatic center was also redone because of leaking. Future plans consisted of painting the inside of the potil and the walls during the summer. Despite renovations, the Foster Aquatic Center suffered no major drawbacks. " The changes were necessary because the deterioration of the pool area was getting out of hand, " Eric Sipes said. " No one wanted to s iin in a pool where the biUtonis of their leet got roughed up. " Many students were excited and looked forward to the changes that took place at the aquatic center. " It was not only good for the college students, but also the Maryville community. " Lacey Morris said. " Any positive changes made on the cainpus reflected on the community. " Although all the inconveniences were not appreciated, the newly renovated pool was. Students looked forward to using the new facility and were glad to ha e the pool in good condition again. water aerobics class leanis line dancing moves from a fclkm student. Class members participated in a variety of water activities. 120 Sports Feature 1 . iU y m ' I. v« l)i Hill i} ib() swims a lew laps in the renovated Foster Aquatic Center. The aquatic center was renovated to make the pool safer and more enjoyable for the student body. Se cral studL-nts cnjo an altcrnoon su nil ai the Foster Aquatic Center. The pool had a few hours of open sw im every day as well as holding water aerobic classes. Don Ferrec dunks ihc ball ihrough the hoop during a free-swim session at the Foster Aquatic Center. The aquatic center underwent many renovations including redoinsj the roof and relayering the basin of the pool. Pool 121 In prcpaialion lor the iipcuminu Bcncdiclinc game, basketball player Aulunin Weaker lugs on her shoe laces. Durability and a good fit were factors many athletes cited when choosing tennis shoes. Laced up and ready to go. women ' s hasketball players wait on the sidelines for their turn on court. Although players bought their own shoes, they all bought the same st le to look consistent. Kipp Feldt and Stephen Marotti use their Nikes lojump a moat during a track invitational at Rickenbrodc Stadium. Due to budget cuts, most atheletes were required to buy their own shoes. 122 JWSports Feature A Tying Knot n athlete bent down, grasped the overused shoe strings, and tied them tightly, not allowing any room for an ankle to rotate. Convinced it was secure, the athlete quickly tied the final knot and anticipated the challenge of the game ahead. Shoes affected the performance ol nian athletes on the field, court or track. " Shoes were the most important article an athlete could o n. " Don Furry, cross country and track runner, said. Because many athletes knew the importance shoes had in training, the shoes had to be durable and comfortable. ■ " 1 was basically lookmg for a shoe thai would hold up through a lot of mileage and still support my foot. " " Elisa Koch, track and cross country runner, said. " A lot of people got blisters from bad shoes so it was imporianl to find a good shoe. " " Athletes searched for shoes that were durable enough to last for an entire season. " I looked for a lot of support in the heel. " " Furry said. " Support for my heel was miporlani because when I ran. my loot rotated. " " Another aspect when she)c seeking was finding the perfect fit. " It did not make a dilfeivnce if the shoe was a Nike. C " onverse or what. " " W Turner. Sport Shop owner, said. " If the shoe did not lit. u w as not going to work " According to Turner, of the styles and fits each brand had. most athletes relied on several ditfercnt pairs of shoes for one spoit, " I owned about li e pairs at a lime and purchased a new pan " c cr three to lour months because of the v ear and tear. " " Furr aid. " I had shoes for training and then I had my spikes for racing. So I guess they (shoes) added up. " " Besides usefulness, appearance was a key contributor to athletic shoe sales last year. " Most shoes sold on the brand name, " Turner said. " Attractiveness and the look of the shoe w as important to almost every customer. Most kids came in and asked for a particular style of a particular brand name. " Shoes for athletes were a costly expense for many sports participants. Northwest did not provide shoes for all athletes; funding was in variance to the sport played. " Most programs had asked man athletes to pay for some or all of the expense due to budget cuts. " " Ron DeShon. women ' s track and cross-country head coach, said. Many of the team sports were tbrtunate to receive contracts from shoe companies. " The basketball team had a contract with Nike. " Steve Tappmeyer. men ' s basketball head coach, said. " " We had good success in the past for the tlurability and the price was reasonable. ' " The price many athletes had to pay was steep, especially when they were involved in more than one sport. In order to keep from twisting ankles and getting blisters, athletes decided to pa the price when ihe shoes helped ihem tram lo the best of their abilil Proper shoes offerfoot protection and provide comfort By Annette Baca Shoes ' 123 INJ -tion l INJ NA Court esses captivate country A gci ihc tribulations that rocked the nation Susan Snr ' - The trial ot " Susan Siiiuli l ' ikIcJ July with a lite sentenee tor the kill- ing her two sons. Smith eonlessed to the crime two weeks alter the inci- dent oceured. Her estranged husband. Da id Smith, stood h Susan tor nine das s while the search continued tor Michael. 3. and Alex. 14 months. Smith struggled in prison and was attacked by other inmates, but was reported as ha iiii: adjiisietl lo her new life. John DuPont held oft police one February morning for the death o ' Olympic w restler Da e Schultz. 36. Du Pont had changed his 800-acre center for amateur v restlers. s im- mers and penlalhleles. Du Pom was WI.-I1 known in the wrexllmg area as one ol ihe most generous backers, donaiiiig more than $3 million to the L ' .S. Olympic wrestling team. According to police. Du Pont shot Schult three times with a .38-cali- ber re iil er during an argument outside o ' Schuli " s home. Selena Quintain I la Pere . llie Tejano star, who was called ihc Latina Madonna, was gunned din n by Yolanda Saldivar in Corpus Christi, Texas. March 31.199. ' S. Saldivar, the former president of Selena ' s fan club, killed the star al- legedly because Selena had accused her of stealing business funds. Saldivar was sentenced to life. But. for her fans, Selena ' s music lived on. Selena became one of the fastest-selling artists in music his- tory. Rap arlisi. Snoo|i Doggy Dogg. w as acquitted of murder in the death of Philip Woldemariam. The shoot- ing occurred Aug. 23, 1993. 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MARYVILLE, MISSOURI 124 Mini Mag Ads T W Dnnh BdrI ' vcr felt around the heartland li scciiictl like ihc suirl of an oalmai d.i .11 iIk ' . lt rci.l P. Murrah h ' ccloial Ikiildiny 111 Oklahoma ( " ily on April ] ■). IW5. (3Hicc uorkcis hail bcszun tilini; (.locunicnls. rcszular mcclinsis were in session anil ihe ila -caie children hail Jusi finished hreakfasi. Things seemed lalher oidmaiv ihal das . ..unld il ha|i|ieMed. Al ' ■):i)2 am. a homh mside a lenlal Iniek |iarked |iisi luiiside the federal hmldniy ex- ploded, ripping off the building ' s facade, de- molishing one-lhird of the siruelure. ralilmg Haifa do en buildings nearh and shalienng windows as far as a mile a a . In as liiUe lime as it lakes loheara ihundei- elap. 168 people laid dead in and around ions of rubble. The ielims — from 18-monlh-old Danielle Bell lo 73-year-old minister Charles llurlburl — never knew what hit them. Ihe e.vplosion was monetarily cosily loo. Damage estimates were in the billions. Nearly 330 businesses in the Oklahoma City down- town area were said to have been damaged, covering an one-square mile area. Ten build- ings collapsed. The damage, however, enlailed more than just thai of one Midwestern city. The incident shot right at the hearts of millions across the country and swept away much of .America ' s sense of security. The incident had FBI agents on the search for the killers. Two suspects in connection to the bombing had been established by authori- ties only a few days after the attack. That disco erN shocked the country as well, for the alleged bombers were not foreign terrorists as expected, but Americans. Michigan native Timothy McVeigh, the al- leged mastermind of the crime, and Ten Nichols faced a grand jury indictment for building ihe bomb made from ferlih er am fuel oil. McVeigh, a Gulf War veteran, was a tall, lanky, quiet, yet angry, man. He was. for the most part, a nobody. But he and Nichols be- came the most wanted men in the country. Their idealogical beliefs led them to plan their relatixely small-time affair that had huge re- sults. Though the incidenl shallered the hearts of Oklahomans, the catastrophe inspired many others to send their love and support to the Heartland. Rescue teams worked around the clock to recover the dead and the w Dunded. Church and volunteer organization members raised mone to help rebuild the downtown area. I Rear of building; I Most people were dbte i because rear ! left inlact rivMdeiit Bill Clinton led the city in mourn- ing al a memorial ser- ice to honor those w ho lost their lues .iiul eoniloit the families _ w ho losed them. a Q. 1 here e eii a ™ source of lile among ' 1 h e d e a d . N u r s e .c o Rebecca Anderson, ihe first and only rescue ■§ worker lo die after the g disaster, heeame a Jj heart donor for another Oklahoman. Through her death, he li ed. S im N )rthw ' Cross reference of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. This shows the damage after the car bomb exploded The ■Pit. ' Aftrii .hiri- llie second floor clay ccire center fell into the Social Security office ' ' fth St. students were there to v itness the response by the eil and people from around the country . Ash Atkins, who arris ed al Oklahoma City a few days after the bombing for a Sci-Fi Club leadership convention, said he w as impressed by the numberofdisasterrelief funds and projects in the works. Atkins said his experiences also brousiht the disaster home. " When I met somebody there who experienced ( the bombing aftermath I, it all seemed more real to me. " " Atkins said. Though the event was traumatic, the city still lived on. Unfortunately for America, however, the honific images shown before them in every story and picture — the gutted federal building or the fireman and the habv — lixed on as well. FBI agents lead Timothy McVeigh, a Gulf War veteran, to a waiting car. McVeigh was charged as one of the bombing suspects in the explosion that destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building The force of the blast tore off the building ' s facade and sent it flying 50 feet across the street and killed 168 men. women and young children. National News 125 f l t:ic: ri l INI na IV Tower nNiH flie 1996 election 1996 Election In Iowa il was Dole. In New Hampshire ii was Buchanan. In Delav aic il was Forlus Ui ihroughoul the campaign lor the Repiiblic.ui nominalion in the piesidenlial eleclion of I MM(i. n was anyone ' s race. Front-runner, Senate Majoriis Leadei Boh Dole, was forecast as a shoo-in lor the iioniiiKi- tion. Although he did v in the Iowa caucus, con- ser ati e hard-liner Pal Buchanan ' s second place siphoned fuel from Dole ' s lier bandwagon. From then on. the Dole campaign took a backseat ui the |Mimary elections. Buchanan, a former aid for both Ronald Reagan and Richart! Nixon, took first in New Hampshire with 27 percent. Close behind was Dole with 26 percent. In Delaw are, millionaire and publishing tycoon Steve Forbes, who continually pushed his tlat-ta.x plan, took a victory of 33 percent. Dole, again, took a second place finish with 27 percent. Throughout the primaries, former Tennessee go ernor and education administrator Lamar Alexander held on as the dark horse of the Repub- lican race. His " common guy " persona complete with red fiannel shirts kept him in the election spotlight by taking close thirds in Iowa and New Hampshire and a fourth place spot in Delaware. As Dole and Buchanan raced for primary wins in Arizona and the Dakiitas, Alexander declared him.self as the most capable contender to Bill Clinton, who ran virtually unopposed for the Democratic nomination. " Know your ABCs: Alexander beats Clinton, " he said. The other candidates kept a low profile. Corpo- rate entrepreneur Morry Taylor, Rep. Bob Dornan, Sen. Richard Luijar and talk show host Colin Powell signs his autobiography " My American Joumcv " lor fans. Powell shocked the nation when he announced he would not nan lor presidenl. Alan Keyes lined the bottom 1)1 ilic i icr haiiel. conslanllN changing places, Despnc lis appeal aiice as a dead heal, ihe race for Republi can nominee was like iiiosi other pninar eleclioiis: somelimes fierce, sometimes feisty and somelimes frightening, depend- ing on the perspecti e of the candidates. Texas Sen. Phil Gramm left ihe race shortly after taking fourth place in the Iowa Caucus. It was only a matter of time before one contender would stand tall. Colin Powc Colin Powell de- clined a bid for the presidency on a chilly November af- ternoon in the kind of soulless hotel ball- room where cam- paigns go to die. The men and women who weighed the decision with Powell said there was no one factor and no one moment that made the decision for him — not even the rampant rumor of his wife. Alma, mak- ing the decision for him. In his exit speech, people heard all the qualities and convictions that made Powell ' s character and career all the more fascinating: a military man with a social conscience; a black New Yorker who attracted white Southern voters and Chief Executive Officers; and the man who kept gays out of the military but endorsed gays as parents as long as they provided nurturing homes. This relative political unknown — said to be a " black man on a white horse " — inspired a huge trust in not only the eyes of his colleagues, but in Ihe hearts of most Americans. )b Dol. Seeking the presidency of the United States for more than 20 years. Bob Dole had been called " a towering figure " and " the most enduring Repub- Boh Dole speaks ui his ihird presidenlial campaign. Having slarled his polilical career in 1 951. Dole served in the House of Represenlalives from 1961 through 1969 and had been a senator for more than 20 years. The 73-year-old Dole was the oldest candidate in the race for presidenl. lican leader of the 20th century. " Dole. Senate Majority Leader, challenged for the presidency in 1980 and 1988. He was hoping for the presidency in his third try in 1996. Dole was from Russell, a small Kansas town, and was popular with students from rural cities around northwest Missouri. " I would have voted for Bob Dole because he had a background similar to mine, coming from a rural area. " Casey Seitz said. " He seemed to play to the " common folk. " and he had extensive experience in helping to lead our country. " College Republicans were also supporting Dole. " I thought he had leadership which we needed in the White House, " Hawkeye Wilson. College Republican president, said. " He had been in Con- gress for about 35 years. He knew how to get things done. " " Although finishing the New Hampshire pri- mary in second place close to first-place Pat Buchanan. Dole was stepping up the process to be elected as 43rd president of the United States. 126 Mini Mag Ads Shutting down the goverment Lack of a budget cause G(nernnient Shutdown A biilllc- hciw (.■CM l L ' |niblicaii mk )cnH)crals atlcctctl the cniiiv cmin ' ry during a pcrioil iircxlrcnie cicail- ack v iili ihc Icdcial biidgol. For M da s 111 Nn L " mhi. ' i ' , iIk ' odcral i;o ciniiK-!H sluii dDun hc- ausc ol a lend en or ihc IMMd bud- ;el. The gt)vciniiienl also shut dow n monlh later for 21 days. These huldi w ns eosl $ 1 .3 milhon. The go ernment was affecled to uch a high degree that many gov- rnmenl-operated facilities were losed and empUn ees gi en an earh acalion without pay. Fifty thousand workers were laid ff because of the lirst shutdow n and 50,000 were put out of work during lie second. National monuments ere closed because the go ern- lenl could not afford to keep them pen. Mount Rushmore was kepi open dining ( " hnstmas because of the generosity of one ciii en who paid its electric bill for one week Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole. House Speaker Newt (Imgnch. President Bill ( " linioii and Vice President Al (iore lell the country in limbo while they lought over numbers. Many Americans fell the crunch of the budget prob- lems while the government contin- ued to struggle with a solution. Congress wanted to include a $245 billion tax cut over the next se ' en years. Clinton ' s plan asked for less of a cut and crunches in other areas, such as Medicare and Medicaid and a $32 billion reduc- tion of Social Security cosl-of-li - ing increase. Everything returned to normal al- ter the second shutdown, but a threat for a third breakdown of the izov eminent came a monlh later. .Still Mllunii a real budget in place, a resolution was passed that funded most of the government. 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The outcome of this trial became one that no iewer could predict. l-or over one year, people were drawn to then television scl.s, newspapers and magazines. . s t he prosecution battled to develop the evidence to convict, the defense collected enough ev iticiice to prove otherwise. rhroughoul the trial, race was the overwhelm- ing issue. The trial turned into a black vs. white issue ani.i a tliviiling line between friends and lamilv vwis drawn. " I thought that the trial was a tactic used to divide black and while. " " LeVan Buckner said. " The media seeined to turn a murder trial into a race issue, but I did not believ e that he could have killed the mother of his children or her friend. " " After a three-hour deliberation, the jury acquit- ted Simpson of the murders. The reactions dif- fered. " I thought that there were a lot of questions unanswered, " " Linda ,lonessaid. " l thought that he would he loLind giiiltv. but il the c I d c n c e couldn ' t jirovc that he was guilty, then I felt the outcome was just. " The trial ended, but another trial came about. , civ il trial was instigated by the Nicole Brown- Simpson estate and the Ronald Goldman fam- ily. During all these events. O.J. Simpson sold books, videotapes, family photographs and television interviews to compensate for his loss in money and to help pay his legal fees. Although there would always be doubt in people " s minds whether Simpson committed the murders or not. he would be the t)nly one who knew the truth. Until he. or w hoever may have been involved, disclosed their secret, nii one would know the truth. It was the trial of the century — one that would never be fors ottcn. Subways trains face attacks Religious cult, movie take blame tor separate deaths gassing The .Aum Shinrikyo religious cull allegedly released poison gas into a Tokyo subway in March 1995. The attack killed 12 people and injured more than 5.000. The cull denied any connection with the Tokyo attack. In a series of highly-publicized raids, the police uncovered hidden laboralories. Police said il was al- most certain the cull had spent the past couple of years assembling the ingredients needed to produce sarin, the chetnical used in the attacks. .Xri.vona An .Amtrak train derailed while 267 people were being carried across a remote desert region in Ari- zona. The train, en route from Mi- ami to Los Angeles, had three cars plunge off a 30-fool-high bridge. One person was killed in the acci- dent while 70 others were injured. The accident happened because a metal bar was removed which held two sections of rail together. A wire was installed, causing a warning light to fail and not giving engineers a notice to prevent the accident. FBI investigators believed a railroad employee had tampered with the track because of the extensive knowledge about railroad tracks that would have been needed. New jersey Two New Jersey commuter trains collided, killing three people and injuring lOOothers. Whenoneof the trains jumped the tracks, it slammed into the front of the other train, shearing off the side of one car. Because of the marshland sur- rounding the accident, rescue efforts were hindered. .Ambulances and he- licopters were brought in to trans- port passengers to the hospital. Three hundred and fifty passen- gers were on the two trains heading to and from Hoboken. N. J. The city served as the main terminal for the line. Maryland Eleven people were killed in a fiery crash between a Maryland commuter train and an Amtrak loco- motive in Silver Spring, Md. The accident occurred Feb. 16 during a snowstorm. Federal inves- tigators reported a signal that should have warned the Maryland com- muter train engineer to slow dow n as he approached the oncoming Amtrak train was relocated as a part of an overhaul of signals along the Maryland Rail Commuter line. Offi- cials were also concerned with whv the emergency exit doors did not open. Among the dead were the MARC engineer and two con- ductors. Eight youths returning from a Job Corps program in West Virginia were also killed. ' Money Train " A subway clerk, whose booth was set on fire, died from the bums he suffered Nov. 26. In the Nov. 24 theatrical re- lease, " Money Train, " " Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson portrayed subway cops on the trail of a man who sprayed flam- mable liquid and set it on fire. Sen. 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Media companies were not the only ones thai followed the trend, financial service imlusiiics like Chemical and Chase meri;cd in a .S 1 billion deal as ilid electric uiiln ciini|iamcs like I nion lileclric and Cipsco in a SI. 2 billion deal. Although the mergers totaled in the billions ol dollars, the move to get bigger had liiileiodouiili grabbing some quick cash. Corporations merged in order to donimaie ihc ■American market, compete in a globalized economy, support smaller subsidiaries and pro- vide new products and services for consumers. .Stockholders wanted more profits and a bigger slock, consumers demanded better products from them and the gov ernment in a deregulation trend allowed corporations to join forces wiihoiii throw ing them an anti-trust suit. Ihal was primarily because the government did not think that such moves by American busi- nesses wiuild create monopolies. Of course, in the game of trying to gain as much .l |iossinie. someone had to lose. In the coni- piiler industry, il was , pple ( impuier Inc.. wiih only a 10 perceni share of the personal- computer market. Because Apple had trouble competing with IBM and the much-hyped Windows 9. b Microsoft, the smaller company was at the mercy of gelling bought out by IBM. Canon, Oracle .Systems or Sony. Employees of such big companies might ha e become the lo.sers as well. The trend of downsizing and layoffs did accompany the merger trend as companies tried lo cut costs, such as AT T which laid off thousands in order to save money and compete. Whether or not the move to merge was labeled as bad business or better business, the concept of being big was for the history books. Controversies cause national concern Public passes judg XTilli. n .Tin M ' i-ph On Oct. 1 (i. 1 996, the largest civil rights gathering in history con- verged on Washington D.C. for a peaceful day of ■■atonement and rec- onciliation. " Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan organized the spiritual communing of an estimated inore than 400,000 black men of all ages. The crowd that gathered on Wash- ington Mall was called the Million Man March. The Million Man March was not a riot or protest according lo organiz- ers. Instead, it was a chance for par- f n t v ' orx ihino frcsm citTt ' ill nn iricn lo nnr ni;in licipanls to pledge ihemsehes to self-reliance and reclaiin their re- spect for women. In the words of one man, the focus of the march was to ■■show white America that we as black people could be constructive and come together as a whole. " " The one discord in the planning was that no women were invited, whether black or white. Yet Maya Anoelou and Rosa Parks attended. He had no lace and his idenlily was a mystery, but the Unabomber was known to to the 90-member FBI task force assigned lo the case. He had killed three people, wounded 23 others and still remained at large. His reign of terror began in 1978. In April, a mail bomb killed a Cali- fornia forestry lobbyist. In June, he threatened lo blow up an airliner. He promised to suspend the kill- ing if The Washington Post would print his 35,000-word attack on technology. It was printed with fi- nancial help from The New York Times. The manifesto was a signal to authorities, who believed he was gelling more ■■paranoid and delu- sional. " " Telecommunication Bill The Communicaiions Decency Act, a part of the telecommunica- -a Hundreds of thousands of black ra men converge on the nation ' s o capital in response to the call from Louis Farrakhan to rally for unity g- and brotherhood. It was the fourth r largest demonstration in 3 Washington ' s history and the B largest predominately-black g gathering. lions bill was signed by President Bill Clinton in February. The bill made it a crime to knowingl transmit ■■indecent " material thai could be viewed by minors o er the " Net. 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Box 1089 St. Joseph, Missouri 64502 (816)233-9001 • Fax (816) 233-9881 132 Mini Mag Ads INI -tion l INJ NA Die out from the 1)7 rifirik Si o snow A scNcre snow storm dunipoci many led ol Mun , on (he Norlheasl. causint; Ihousancis ol problems and ilclays. Jiisl a lew short monllis .ilicr an abnormally hot and ilry summer rci-ordcd. Hilled as the ■■|{li ard or ■ ' )(!, " a snowstorm laekled the Northeast that lel ' t (he eataslrophie iil: ards of 1947 and 1978 in its tracks. Hornied when cold air blew down from Canada, the dexasialing bli ard lel ' l North easterners bearinj; down and expeclini: tiie worst. Ihe Bli ard ol ' " 96 stretched across 20 northeastern slates and claimed at least KM) li es; many due to heart attacks from shovel- ins: snow President Bill Clinton was forced to declare the storm a " national diasaster, " " and promised almost .SI billion in federal aid. Twenlv-four inches of snow fell in Wash- mches; New York City 20. (n Boston 1 S.2 inches. With so much snow fallinj; in 48 hours, many city transportation systems were forced to shtJt down. Commuters were stranded overnight on Hams. Air traffic cancellations affected the flight schedules of the nation. One plane in particular, headed from New York City to Tokyo was de- layed 7 1 2 hours on the airport runway. four days after the storm. 80 percent of Wash- ington D.C. ' s 1. 1 00 miles of roads had not been cleared. One Washiniztonian wrt)le " nearly ev- eryone but the president was till stuck at home " nearly one week after the storm. An expensive experience for the city, by the weekend after Ihe storm, the $2. 1 million snow removal budget was spent by only 100 street snow scrapers. Ironically, scientists at NASA ' s Goddard In- stitLile for Space Studies in New York said Ihe unusual snow fall was the result of jl()bal v arm- inglon D.C.; Philadelphia received 30.7 ing. " As ou got more global warming, you saw an increase in the extremes of the hydrological cycle; droughts and Hoods and heavy precipi- tation. " James E. Hansen said. Students at Northwest were glad to face the few snow-related problems faced by the Mid- west. However, there was one grou|i of people who benefitted from the storm. The Weather Channel, airing 24-hour coverage ol ' the bliz- zard, had more viewers than ever before. An estimated 953.000 households watched, four times the normal number of viewers for the Atlanta-based cable channel. " Compared to what could ha e happened. I ' m glad it all happened there. " Michelle Heck said. " What we had here was really bad enough. " Indeed, the Blizzard of " 96 would go on record as one of the most unusual in history. Weathering the heat hurricanes Record rainfalL hiirrimnes .. W ,■■11 h , r Hot! Hot ' Hot ' — Chicago ' s heat was " not kidding " arotiiKl in summer 1995. " It was the hottest summer in my life, " Stacey Hatch, who grew-up and spent the summer in Chicago, said. " I mostly spent lime in my house. " ' It was humid as well as hot. The combination of both made people feel uncomfortable. " I had to drink a lot of water. " " Hatch said. " There was a recom- mendation to drink much water. " " Hatch worked at a hospital the w hole summer. She said the hos- pital let people who did not have .in conditioning come inside. On the opposite end of spec- trum, cold breezes and heavy Miovs came through most of the I iiiied States. l-, tremc weather was not only in the United States but all over Ihe world during March 1995 ihrough February 1996. Moscow ' s temperature one il.i in Ma hit 91 dcL-rees, break- ing the previous highest tempera- ture. Ghana had the heaviest rain- fall in 30 years, which killed 20 people in July. A typhoon hit the Philippines and killed more than 600 people in No- vember. The Caribbean had its worst year since 1933, with eight tropical storms and 1 1 hurricanes. Hurricane Angela hit the Phillipines and killed 600 people, making it one of the deadliest in history. Hurricane Opal, the third costli- est storm in LI.S. history, struck Packing winds of 125 mph, causing at least $1 8 billion In damage to Insured propenies and at least 20 deaths, Hurricane Opal, the third costliest storm In U.S history, struck a 120-mlle stretch of the Florida panhandle. Opal caused the sea to rise 15 feet and swept away nearly everything on the lower floors of homes and businesses along the edge of the Gulf Coast Florida, causing billiiins of dollars of damage. Sapporo, a northern city of Japan, asked for military aid in removing snow that fell in an unprecedented snowfall. " My mom said it snowed more than usual in my town, " Sayaka Hashimoto, from nearTokvo. said. " I thought weather was changing weirdly all over the world. " People could not control weather, even though they could predict weather forecast based on past experience. They just pra ed for good weather and vsaited until crises were eone. » .4 National News 133 L INI -tior-i l INI XA ce-i L Photo courtesy Associated Press Cal Ripken is honored by the Baltimore Orioles for breaking the most consecutive games played record of 2,130, When the fifth inning began, fireworks exploded, cameras flashed and a 10-foot banner unfurled bearing " 2-1-3-1 " in the outfield stands of Baltimore ' s Camden Yards, in spoils. It was a scar ol streaks. The Housioii Rockets w on their second straiizht NBA Championship. The Nebraska Cornhuskers uon their second straight NCAA Championship in ruotbali, .And in the Super Bowl, the NFC won their 12th straight game over the AFC, However, all of these streaks were minimal in comparison to the accomplishment ol Cal Ripken, who on Sept. 6. played his 2. 1 , I si cim- secutivc game — the Iron Man Streak — a streak that everyone thought was untouchable, Ripken ' s achievement was a highlight in a spoil that needed someone to shine. Jim Johnson, Bearcat baseball head coach said Ripken was a nu)del thai e er baseball pla er should follow. " Many players then were spoiled, " Johnson said, " Cal Ripken was the e.xact opposite. " The Major League baseball season was pushed back 20 days because of the lack of a collective bargaining agreement. Playing like a professional of the " old days " gi ing autographs after games. Ripken entertained the fans. Johnson said baseball needed someone like Ripken with all that baseball went through. Bv (iciic 0]sH- " He w as a needcil tonic. " Johnson said, " I le was the prescription that baseball needed, " The streak started May . 0, 1 982, against the Toronto Blue Jays. 0 er the streak. Ripken hail never been on the disabled list. That slat was even more impressive after .(•l ' ■)5 other major league ball players had visited the list. He played in 99.2 percent of all of the Balti- more Orioles games since the streak began. Only twice had the sireak been threatened, once in game 444 w hcii he sprained his ankle and had the next day off, leling the ankle heal. ■Another time was in game 1,790. during a bench-clearing brawl with the Seattle Mari- ners, Ripken twisted his knee, and almost did not pla the follow ing night, hut he did. and the streak continued. But he almost missed games because of off-the-field commitments. Ripken is the owner of twn MVP awards. 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That was w hen the Cowboys ' Larry Brown picked off Neil 0 " Donnell for the second time in the half. Brown was first defen- sive pla er named the games Most aluable Player since Ri- chard Dent in Super Bowl XX. " Brown stood out the most, " Seih Campbell said. " One had to pick a w inning player, and w ith the plays he made, he stood out in everbody " s mind. " Dallas quickls conserted Brown ' s second interception into Emmit Smith ' s record fifth touch- down in Super Bow 1 play and put the game away. World Series Major League Baseball com- pletelv came back from the strike of 1994. ' The Series of 1 995 was a compe- tition between the National League champion .Atlanta Bra es and the .American League champion Cleve- land Indians. During the competitive series. Atlanta won the first two games by 3-2, 4-3 at .Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. In the third game. Cleve- land beat .Atlanta in 1 1 innings b 7- 6 at Jacobs Field. It was the first w in of a World Series game for the Indi- ans in 47 years. Cleveland returned back to 1-2 in the series. However, the Bra es pitchers shut dow n the Indians batters in the next game 5-2. The Braves needed onh one more effort to reach the Series Championship title. During the fifth game. Cleveland took the Series back to .Atlanta w ith a 5-4 victory. But Tom Glavine put that behind him as he shut out the Indians 1-0 in the si.xth game to win the series. Fic. ta Bowl The Comhuskers thumped the Florida Gators 62-24 in the Fiesta Bowl. The outcome of the game deter- mined who was recognized as the number one team in the nation; the Huskers went home celebrating while the Gators slithered back to the Florida swamp-lands. Nebraska, w ho was the underdog, had won. Nebraska w as a perennial power- house and gained two consecutive National championships — the first team to do so in 39 years. o seasons hicago Bulls With the return of Michael Jordan to Chicago Bulls basketball, the team once again found itself battling for contention of the plavoffs and the NB.A Championship title. The Bulls head coach became the winningest coach in the team ' s his- tory with 384 wians while Jordan became one of only 1 3 players to score 23.000 points in a career. With Dennis Rodman. Scotlie Pippen and Jordan on the team, the Bulls were back with a vengeance and Chicago was jump started. Monica Seles Monica Seles resumed her role i; the professional tennis world aftc being stabbed in the back by a dc ranged fan in Germany. After two years of physical an. psychological therap . Seles wi- 1 1 of her first 12 games. Her onl loss came during the final of the U.S Of)en to ihree-iime consecutive e.; w inner Steffi Graf. National Ne. 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' S.0()() troops and NATO sent 4(),()()() troops lo ihc war-lorn country on a peacekeeping niission. President Bill Clinton ' s decision to send ilie ir H)psmet with widespread disappro ' aib ihc American public. Man did iiol know u hal ihc uluinatc purpi)sc was. L ' llimately, Clinton ' sand NATO ' s goal was to combat the siege of Sarajevo, the capital cits, and Bosnian-Serb target cities Garazde and lu la. NATO also called for a peace conference in Geneva. Switzerland. Ihe conference initialed the idea llial Bosnia would remain one nation, with 49 percent of the land eoini; it) the Bosnian-Serbs and 51 pcrceni going lo the Croal-Musliiii Icd- cialioii. Many critics called the goals short term. I ' .S. Secretary of Slate Warren Christopher said he e |iecled the agreement to ' " transform Bosnia into a placid land t)f bankers and cuckoo clocks. " In oihcr words, he said, il was like putting a Band . k1 on an " open and gaping wound. " Hie United States and NATO wanted to punish those involved in the war. Charges were pressed, but trials were put off in exchange for ilic thousands of people missing from the war. Despite continuing NATO air strikes and U.N peace efforts, the conflict in the former Yugosia- via rages on. French troops seized front-line checkpoints north of the city. They also took ■§ over a large resort in Serb held llidza west of 8 Sarajevo that became a •§ NATO headquarter a. The lust American soldier was killed in Bosnia in early February 1 996 when he report- edly steppeil on a li c lantl nnne. Military battles family squabbles cross borders Heroes an ' ? xillinn .; h " hcchnv In .May 1995, intensified war- tare began when Boris Yeltsen. Russia ' s president, ignored an appeal by President Clinton and alUiwed Russian forces in Chechnya to attack at least three illages. Yellsen had declared a iruce April 28 to silence the fighting while heads of stale cel- ebrated the 50th anniversary of Victory Day in World War II. During the year, Chechen rebels held more than I ,()()() hos- tages at a time and marked the start of a lerrorisl campaign. R il f;i Princess Diana had c|uickl become America ' s little princess alter Prince Charles cheated on her with Camilla Parker Bowles. Princess Di hid away from the world after she was caught hav- ing an affair or two of her ow n. After a two year separation. Princess Diana finally agreed to Ihc dnorce. Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson were separated and Prin- cess Anne was divorced. .As a result, Ferguson was more than 1 million pounds in debl. Four people were killed when Fidel Castro ' s government ordered two U.S. civilian Cessna 337 Skymasler planes shot down after they had supposedly crossed into Cuban airspace. The planes were operated b) ihc Brothers to the Rescue, a vtilunteer group based in Florida, which tlew around Cuba searching for refugees from the strife-lorn country. The Cuban government claimed Ihc planes were shot down after re- peatedly warned of the risks the faced when Hying into Cuban air- space. A charcoal burner in Kikwii, Zaire, developed Hbola in Januar 1995 after working in the forcsi llis case was the beginning of an ejii- deniic that killed 245 people of the 316 reported. In February 1996, more than 20 cases of the viruses were confirmed in Gabon. The Ebola virus killed up to 80 percent of the people it infected and had no treatment or cure. The first recorded outbreak of the irus was in 1976 in Yambuku. a northern Zaire village. The symptoms of the disease in- cluded onset of fever, vomiting, di- arrhea and massive bleeding w iih an incubation period between two and 2 1 days. ady An American hero came home after enduring six long days in the Bosnian forest. Airman Scott O ' Grady was shot down by the Serbs June 2. He sur- i ed on ants and rainwater in the Bosnian forest, trying to stay alive w hile enemy soldiers walked within arils ot him. Rescued b the Marines. () ' (lrad became an insianl icon. He lold his story to magazines, new spapers, TV reporters and book publishers. " " Re- turn with Honor " hit the book- shelves with the complete story of O ' Grady ' s ordeal. O ' Grady ' s All-American boyish good looks and appeal had millions hanging on his every word. " Top Gun " himself. Tom Cruise, was set to play O ' Gradv in the feature film based on his life. The Sea Fmpress tanker spilled 400.000 gallons of oil into the At- lantic Ocean. The oil spread o er 3 miles and one-third of the cargo in- vaded the vsaters near the Mildford Ha en area. The tanker, battered by high scav anil strong winds, ran aground near some of Britain ' s most treasured wildlife sanctuaries. The area was home lo as many as 10,000 birds. It look 10 da s to secure the ship to offload the remaining oil from it. The oil spill was worse than the Exxon Valdez spill off the coast ol Alaska in 19S9. International News ' ' 137 Internationail Ne A s in a foreign land IV Tom N ' liindiK h One shoi sent an Israeli hero lo aniHher woi kl Yil hak Rabin, passenger of Paiesiinian peaei. ' keeping, was assassinaleil h a .li. ' isli cMreinisl in November 1995. " It was a sad story. " Pat Schurkamp. Norihw esi graduate student, said. " Jewish people slunildn ' i ha e killed other Jewish people. " People were sad and shoeked. ho e er there was another reaetion. " I was not surprised. " Dr. Richard Iruehi. Northwest history teacher, said. " People who made these things (peacekeeping) always had enemies. It ' you made enemies, potentially you would have been killed, like Anwar Sadat. Hgyp- tian President. " .Students were sad about Rabin ' s assassination and critical about the killer. " I did strongl) oppose systematic human right abuse. " Nura Zainul, Northwest student, said. Israeli Prime Minister. Rabin shared the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize with Shimon Peres, foreign minister of Israel and Yasser Arafat. Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman due to Rabin ' s signing of the first Israel-PLO frame for autononi in Wcsi Bank, (ja a ll was a big step liii i ' .ilcslinc peace. Rabin also signei.1 a ti cclaraiion ciuling .i 4(i- scar stale of war between Israeli and JoiJ.m in Jul 1994. " I Ic I Rabin ) w as a great leader, " I ' rucht said " 1 .idniiied Mr. Rabin. I admired the person w hodid right thing. " People were worried aboui ihe inlluence of Rabin ' s death to Palestine peacekeeping. " I thought it (the assassination ) made the peace process stronger temporarily because people, out of the grief and sadness, supported Ihe idea of Mr. Rabin mentally. " Frucht said. Many people could not guess what was hap- pening in Palestine. " Iheonly way to keep peace in the Midille Last was everybody recognized the existence of each other and treated each other fairly. " Frueht said. " There could not have been peace in Middle East if there was no recognition of Palestinian rights. " Frueht said the ideal situation was for the West Bank in Gaza to become a Palestinian country. Rabin ' s assassination was important for pet)ple who wished for peacekeeping, not only in Pales- line, but all o er the world. Moments after telling cheering thousands that " people really want peace. " Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was shot to death. The assassination, the first of an Israeli leader since the founding of the state in 1948, stunned the nation World leaders from President Clinton to Yasser Arafat reacted with sorrow and outrage, declaring that the peace process would continue. Q . 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Yitzfiak Rabin and Yasser Arafat sign an accord ttiat ends Israel ' s military occupation of West Bank cities. President Clinton presided over tfie ceremony wfiicfi featured two fiours of speechies and pageantry before an audience of diplo- mats, foreign minis- ters. Cabinet secretar- ies and members of Congress. The agreement outlined the process for gradual withdrawal of Israeli troops and transfer of governing authonty for Palestin- ian self-rule in 30 percent of the West Bank. It also allowed for Palestinian elections and the release of 5.000 Palestinian pnsoners being held in Israel. wm PETROLEUM MARKETERS S INCE 193S P.O Box 67 Botnany. WO S4424 81 6-425-3532 f f BROTHERS Giles WaHer-NWW.S Alumni Judy Watter-NWMS Alumni Russell Skidrrxsre Sumy Oil Company PO. 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This dream, how - ever, was shattered as the team u illi the best NFL record fell just one game short of a chance, losing to the Indianapolis Colts in the second round of the AFC League finals. Perhaps the stress of having a new starting quarterback who only had two starting games under his belt made the team uneasy. But Steve Bono was known as the record holder for the longest scoring run by a quarterback at 76 yards. Then Lynn Elliot was for 3 in the final game of the season against the Colts. But it w as Elliot ' s first season for the Chiefs. Whate er the case may be. the crush of the season ' s dreams behind them, the Kansas City Chiefs looked back on the season and look toru ard with hope. cn On the night of Oct. 24, Michael Fanrar and Debora Green ' s house in Prairie Village went up in fiames. with two of their children inside. Green was charged with capital murder of her two children, at- tempted capital murder of another one of her children and was accused of setting her house on fire and try- ing to poison Farrar. Investigators said accelerant was poured throughout the house, in- cluding on a stairway that effec- tively blocked any escape for the children. Tim Farrar, 13, and Kelly Farrar, 6, perished in the house fire. Kate Farrar. 10, escaped, with no help from Green, by jumping out of a window. iMn.u called a es- wiincss in (ireen ' s iiundci inaL I arrar as asked to testily early in the trial because he was undergoing brain surgery as a result ol the poi- soning. Green was accused of trying to poison Farrar with ricin, which was found in castor beans. Farrar had to be admitted to the hospital three times in late August and September with life-threaien- ing low blood pressure and other lile-ihreatening symptoms. .After her attorneys raised ques- tions about her competency to stand trial. Green was ordered by the judge to undergo a mental evalua- tion by two doctors. This measure held up the trial for 30 days while she under went the evaluation. TirnlitTWdl r June 30. 1 995, a Tmiberwolf pas- senger at Worlds of Fun fell out and died. Randi Bielb y, a Kansas City area teenager, slipped out of her seat dur- ing a ride on the No. 1 rollercoaster in the world, prompting concern about whether the salety locks worked. An intense investigation took place and the ride was shut down until it was finished. Blame and an- ger created tense situations between the family, friends and Worlds of Fun. Protesters lined the entrance to the park, trying to tell others not to enter or not to ride the Timberwolf. " At all limes the park looked at safety first, " George T. Jones Jr. said. " But some unexpected things may have come up that tended to make people more cautious about riding rollercoasters or rides that may ha e had speed and height in- volved. " The Timberwolf still stood tall, but silence was all that could sur- round it thai niuhl. shooting Two teenagers were killed and four other people were injured hi a ,; J, I I . slu)ohn;j helwccn liiyh school sin ticnis HI Oi.iihe. Kan.. Iliai shocked ilic legion. The shooting rampage appaivniK stemmed from a fist fight follow ing a football game between Olathe North and Shawnee Mission North high schools. A 15-year-old girl. one 16-year-old boy anil two 17- ear-old hoys w ere held lor integra- tion. The Olathe North High School student was shot in a parking lot at Parker Road. The boy died later ai 0 erland Park Regional Meilical Center from the chest wound. A second body was discovered on the Olathe North High School ' s football field. Two other persons were injured and treated at a local hospital for gunshot wounds. " I was totally appalled by the in- cident, " Danielle Jean-Francois said. " It was extremely scary to learn that teenagers down at Kansas City were carrying weapons, let alone killing each other over some- thing as trivial as a football game. " There was no doubt that the shooting rampage resulting from a fist fight during the football game was a tragedy. " I could not help but feel terrible for those people, especially the teenagers who were killed, but he most frightening part of all was per- haps realizing that it would not be all that safe for my friends and me to parly in Kansas City on the week- ends after all, " Jean-Francois said. .vState Speed limits Defining what Missourians wanted as a statewide speed limit took priority for the Missouri Gen- eral Assembly during the 1996 ses- sion. President Bill Clinton signed a bill in Novemberw hich repealed the national speed limit of 65 mph on inlerstates and 55 mph on most other roads. The national speed Imiii had gov- erned the nation ' s highways since 1 973 w+ien the speed limit was set to help conseiAc liicl during ihc en- ergy crisis. 1 he hall llien enleied llie ccnii I ol siaie legislaiuivs lo scl llieii own mandates. The Missouri House and Seiiale gave priority to debates on two bills during the 1996 session. Gov. Mel Carnahan assigned a task force lo study the issue at ihe close of 1995. Much of the 1996 legislation closely followed the task force ' s recommendations. One proposal called for speed liniiis to be raised to 70 mph on rural inierslates and 65 mph on other four-lane divided highways. Two- lane highways, such as U.S. H];jh way 71, would remain at 55 mph All highways in urban areas wmild remain at 55 mph. The second proposal wiuild liniii speeds to 70 mph on inierslates and other four-lane divided highwa s Other routes, including twn-lanc roads, would be 65 mph in the d i - time and 60 mph at night. This pro posal would revert to the level ii w as before the 1973 federal mandate lowered it. Northwest students carried mixed opinions about the benefits o in- creased speed limits. " If they raised the speed limit, all ihat would happen is that poeple will continue to push the lima h ri e or eight miles per hour, " . m Torres said. " I really think they should not raise it because it wmild make the roads more dangerous. " On the other hand, students and long-lime Maryville residents had different ideas, especially concering L ' .S. Highway 71. " I thought the speed limits should be increased, but only slightly, like 75 mph on inierslates and 65 on highways. " Adam Dorrel said. " I thought that (Highwayi 71 should be increased to 75 mph because it ' s just so wide-open, that was the big- gest one. 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Ramirez. 2 I . aiui her parents Ik-njannn aiul Mercedes were aboard ihe jelhner headeti lor Cah, Columbia, Dec, 20. IW. ' S-her2lst bnih day. The Ramirez family had planned lo spend ihe ht)lidays vviih relali es in Columbia. Minules before the plane v ' as lo land in ( ' all. it smashed into an Andean mountain and burst into names. Mercedes Ramirez suffered inter- nal injuries, a fractured leg and fractured ribs; her parents did not sur ive the impact. During her lO-day stay in a Colombian hospital. Ramirez underwent daily surgery on her stomach. Doctors created a valve that allowed them lo operate without anesiheties. Ramirez was nt)wn to Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo., Dec. . 1, W5. When she arrived at the center, doctors per- formed an 8-hour surgery. After spending five weeks in Truman. Ramirez announced she was going to her sister anil biDiher-in-law ' s lo continue her reco ery. .At a press conference. Ramirez thanked the hospital staff and her friends from Northwest I ' or helping her. An emotional Ramirez also spoke of prayers for those who had lost loved ones saying she could " feel their loss. " Kamiicz said she missed college life and u anted to relax. " I was just ineil of being in the hospital. " Ramirez said. _ Ramirez was erv in i)l eil nh campus ac- 9 lis ities. She was a student ambassador as well as J a member of both Phi Mu sorority and Hispanic •American Leadership Organization. .g A recovering Ramirez was honored when on g April ,5, she received the opportunity to throw out the first pitch of the Kansasy City Royals ■ " baseball season. Ramirez was chosen because ol o her perserverance and courage. °- Her return to Northwest would be delayed Mercedes Ranmez. one of four survnors in the until the (all semester, allowing her to concen- Colombian air crash, speaks to the press before trate on rehabilitation and rebuilding her life leaving Truman Medical Center. Ramirez suffered li ' om the tragedy. severe injuries during the crash. Hot topics of M dryville Taylor sentenced: Camnii.s Safctv rcvamned: .Tones dead William Tavlor .M ter months ol trial and tribu- lation, a man was sentenced lo 100 years in prison with no chance of parole. William Taylor. . 7. of Mary ille. was con icted of murdering his wife Debra Jo Taylor. Nov. 10, 1994, after he ran her over with a combine. During this act, Taylor was also injured. Taylor had somehow rigged this machine and lured his wife and their cat to their deaths. Throughout the trial ' s pro- ceedings, Taylor waived his right to a preliminary hearing while maintaining his inno- cence. A motionless-looking Taylor sat during his arraign- ment, his trial and his final mo- ments of freedom. Taslor con- sidered a plea of insanity as well as a motion for retrial after his sen- tencing Aug. 26, 1995. David Baird. prosecuting attor- ney, had to step dow n as his law yer because of personal conflicts. Taylor ' s new lawyers were Zel Fisher and Will Bunch. loni Dover Campus Safety Director Tom Dover was released from duties late in January 1996 due to unknown circumstances. Campus Safety was then reorganized when a new man- agement team was created and en- forced. Roberta Boytl remained a ser- geant: Tate Tyree, who was a health and safety officer, kept the same duties, Neil McMullen remaineil a Campus Safety officer but took on more duties. This new team was established after the dismissal of Dover. The team was supposed to help Cam- pus Safety become organized. A young man ' s life changed for- ever after a near- fatal caraccidenl in March 199. ' . Aaron Abel lost his lelt arm. left leg and spleen after his March 1 9 car accident at Pumpkin Center on Highway 7 I . .Abel was adjusting well to his new way of life. He had several new types of technology to work v ith in his many hours of therapy including a prosthetic for his left leg. a wheel- chair. He also had to adjust lo life with the loss of one arm. Prior to the accident. .Abel was hea ily involved with DJing. He also looked forward to catching up with the business after he recovered. ni T ee Tone Dennis Lee Jones, a co-worker of Karen Haw kins and accused of her murder, was found hanged in his jail cell July 28. On April 25. Jones was arrested in the disappearance of Hawkins Jones admitted to authorities on vid eotape that he had choked, sexual 1 assaulted and then dumped Hawkins in the 102 Ri erjust hours alter she was reported missing. Jones was charged with first-degree murder, felonious restraint, at tempted forcible rape and forcibk sodomy. Jones had been charged with two counts of criminal action in the in vestigation. The first bond was held on .S250.000 for the murder charge and the second bond was held foi .SI 00.000 for the other charszes. Local News ' " 143 jfilNij Even with extensive renovations and expanding the Electronic Campus with new computer technology, we kept man_ traditions alive. Freshmen experienced their own glory days as they made memories and learned about our rich history with such time-honored traditions as the Kissing Bridge, Bobby Bearcat, Mike the Dog and the annual St. Patrick ' s Day parade, noted for being the world ' s shortest parade. Not .short on years, the county celebrated its 150th birthday. We all paid homage in style during the Sesquicentennial celebrations which honored Nodaway County ' s golden age. " Rockin ' through the Ages, " Northwest enjoyed a picture-perfect Homecoming with perfect 60-degree weather. We laughed and cheered at the annual Variety Show and ap- g-B " ll H SN Ifc fir JfrPiT plauded and waved at the bands and other participants in the parade Saturday morning. Afterwards, the Bearcats celebrated a 41-33 football win against the Missouri Southern Lions in front of a capacity crowd of 7,500. We had not won a Homecoming game since 1989, thereby beginning the win- ning tradition once again. % In keeping with Northwest traditions, we knew we could always come g home again. I 144 Traditions Division Alternative % _ ways to get r« M 146 That first set of wheels was always a dream of many college students. At Northwest those wheels were often in sets of two or eight — bicycles and in- line skates became popular alterna- tives to cars for students. ■ " The reason I risked a bike on campus was because I loved the physical work, " Tony Caudill said. Not only were skating and biking around cam- pus good ways to exercise and fend off the Fresh- man 15. but they were also faster and easier to park. Students could fly through campus, veering around pedestrians, while on their way to their next class or back to their room. The sporty wheels also allowed students to have a little fun off campus. " It was really nice to get off campus for a while and enjoy the fresh air. " Caudill said. " Overall, it was a great getaway technique. " Before they could get away, students had to decide what kind of bike or skates to purchase. Off-road, multi-track, road and tandem bicycles were the models available. From those, the most popular trend was off-road bikes ranging in cost from $300 to $800, with some people paying as much as $3,000. Popular bicycle brands were Schwinn and Park Prey. At Play it Again Sports in St. Joseph, Mo., the most popular brands of in-line skates were Bauer or Rollerblade. New skates sold for $ 1 00 to $ 1 70 a pair; used sets sold for $40 to $60. The store did buy skates for resale, paying between $ 1 and $30 for a name-brand pair. In-line skates and bicycles did have their re- sponsibilities, though. City regulations included keeping cars and pedestrians in designated areas. having a professional inspect bikes, having riders wear the proper gear — helmet, knee and elbow pads — and using the designated bicycle racks when parking. Bicyclists were also responsible for obeying the same rules of the road as automobile drivers. Penalties for violations ranged from receiving warnings to paying fines. Requirements for riding bicycles on campus included riding in a open space away from build- ings. In-line skating was prohibited in the resi- dence halls. Students were also advised to buy padlocks because Northwest claimed no respon- sibility for thefts. There was a large market for stolen bikes and skates because ownership was hard to prove and the items were hard to trace. One of the best defenses was to have the bikes or skates well marked or engraved with a student ' s Social Secu- rity Number. Despite the cost and possibility of theft, many students chose to continue in-line skating. " I went Rollerblading about once a week with a friend for fun whenever we had the time, " Hillarie Jezik said. Relieving stress and relaxing was a popular reason to take to the streets in skates. " I tried to Rollerblade about four miles a day, " Megan Goade said. " It was a wonderful way to exercise and relieve stress. " Whatever the reason, alternative forms of transportation saw an increase in use. Spinning the wheels and zipping along campus shortcuts, students grabbed and fun by skating on their blades or hitting the off-road paths on their bikes. By Siephany Loiik Student Life k Jumping his specialized mountain bike down a flight of stairs. Juston Carr rides near North South Complex. Stu- dents used bicycles to run errands or commute across cam- pus quickly. Racing past parked cars. Massimo Perreca in-line skates behind Hudson Hall . Perreca said he tried to skate on a daily basis for exercise and fun. Transportation 147 partying Talooza sty! BMTE NORTHfE T ' Till ijuldonrs nciiUI I i)rtliwcst Week) u ;retU aimoipheir wilh people on beach blankets, eaiing and listening to music. " - Pflvp Niituill Mother Naluiv tried to east her damper on Northwest spirit,, but organizers and students worked to keep spirits high during Northwest Week. Organizers wished lor v arm u eather. but with a strong ehanee of daily rain and bhstering winds, the eelebration was not as well attended as expeeted. A hog roast and li e entertainment kieked off the activities. Two Guys Entertainment, Inc., made balloon hats and swallowed fire while some 200 people enjoyed an outdoor barbecue said Deb Smith, Student Senate vice president for special events. Smith said donations were collected at some of the events to be donated to the Aaron Abel Trust Fund. Abel was involved in a serious car accident in April. " 1 wished we could ' ve had a better turnout so we could ha e done more for that, " Smith said. Activities scheduled to be held in the Tundra were moved into the J. W. Jones Student Union. " Brincinc everv- Mark Darnell, lead singer of Camp David, performs to a crowd of less than 100 in the Union Ballroom. Rainy weather canceled plans to hold " Marypalooza " outside on the Tundra and forced the live bands to play indoors. Photo by Chris Tucker By Lisa Klindt and Amy Duggan thing indoors took a lot from it, hut U was just loo cold and windy, " Dave Nuttall, Franken Hall council president, said. " The outdoors would ha e given it a great atmosphere with people on beach blankets, eating and listening to music. " The weather was not the only factor contributing to the less than desirable attendance record. " 1 thmk they needed to advertise more, " Kaza Katambwa said. " A lot of people didn ' t really know about this. I just heard the music so I went up to check it out. 1 thought this was a pretty cool way to pass time on campus. " In the past. Campus Activity Programmers were in charge of the events; however. Student Senate took over the responsibility. " I had a limited perspective because this was only my second year with CAPs, " Kevin Gogan, CAPs president, said. " I thought Student Senate had done a fine job of publicizing. " Gogan explained that it was difficult to publicize any earlier with the last-minute planning. " It was hard to put out a brochure until we knew all that was going on that week, " Gogan said. Some activities held during the week recorded good attendance figures. " It was decent for Marc Price and very good for Virtual Reality and Fun Flicks, " Gogan said. Modeled after professional music ' s Uollapalooza, " Marypalooza " was the newest event. For six hours, local musicians swayed and rocked the campus audience. The Residential Housing Association ' s annual Weenie Roast and Egg Smash was moved to the backside of the Union. Curtis Heldstab, RHA president, said the Egg Smash was a fund-raiser for a national conference they attended in May. Heldstab reported that over 200 free hot dogs were consumed by students and faculty who also smashed 25 dozen eggs, sold for 25 cents, in a half hour on various campus victims. Mother Nature may have kept everyone wet and cool, but this did not put a damper on their spirit. Those whoparticipated in Northwest Week enjoyed the events. ....dent Life Wandering through a virtual world, a student battles a dactyle in the game " Dactyle Fantasy. " The game was a popular part of the Northwest Week entertainment. Shawn Wake entertains by eating fire in front of the Bell Tower. E ents during Northwest Week included a hog roast, comedians and live music. Northwest Week ■, 149 Phi Mus belt a chorus of " We are Family " during Greek Sing at the Bell Tower. The Greek Sing was a Greek Weekend tradition with each fraternity and sorority presenting a routine not exceeding seven minutes. Delia Sigma Phi members Tyson Robmett and Chad Johnson load hags ot clothuig into a Sahation Army truck dunng Greek Weekend. In addition to contributing clothing. Greeks also painted the Maryville Health Center. Helping the Salvation Army collect clothing, Alpha Sigma Alpha Shawn Vehc handles a line of clothes tied together. The lines began at the Bell Tower and stretched as far as the B.D. Owens Library and through the Administration Building. 150 Student Life nitirK ft 3 vW-! ARE A IIITLE PRID u By Keith Rydbcrg With the many sororities and fraternities offered at Northwest, it was sometimes hard to tell one ( ireek organization from another. Greek Weekend helped the fraternities and sororities express themselves while stressing a sense of unity. Naneie Lippert, Greek Weekend co- chairwoman, said the weekend gave the organizations a chance to focus on goals and spirit. " I think the whole unity spirit needed to be strengthened. " Lippert said. " More stress needed to be put on the importance of spirit because our organizations were so unique in that they could cooperate and work together so well, especially during that week. " Lippert said the contests, pitting Greek organizations against each other, could be " a little bit hypocritical " when stressing unity, but the races were traditions and therefore important. One of the ways the unity message was expressed w as a chalk draw, the first Greek Weekend event, i ' .ach organization was given two squares around the Bell Tower to illustrate the weekend ' s theme, " Never Underestimate the Power of Greeks. " Although the chalk draw was the only on- campus Greek Weekend event Wednesday, Greeks were very active off-campus. One event involved a giant rocking chair in the McDonald ' s parking lot. Greek members sat in the chair for one-hour shifts asking for donations for official Greek philanthropies. Other community activities were contributing to a food drive and the painting of the Maryville Health Center. Greek Weekend officially started Thursday. The clothing layout was the first event of the day; all of the Greeks rummaged through closets to find enough clothes to reach the library or University President Dean Hubbard ' s house. The clothes collected were donated to the .Salvation Army. Keeping up wuh ancient Greek traditions, the next contest was the chariot race. In this event, tour fraternity members pulled a chariot while a Nororitv member rode in the chicle built v ith old bedsprings, bicycles or even garbage cans. Delta Chi won this contest. The next event was the kick-ofL Although many Northwest officials attended this event, they were perhaps overshadowed by the appearance of King Zeus and Queen Hera. Played by Scott Grimm of Delta Chi and Kimberly Adams of Sigma Kappa, these two served as mascots for the entire weekend. " We represented the spirit of the weekend. " Adams .said. " We tried to get people pumped up. " At the kick-off, it was announced that money would be donated to the Aaron Abel Trust Fund as well as the American Red Cross. The trust fund helped Abel pay for medical bills after the loss of " Moii ' A -fii needed ' ' -;;? the ■, -cof spirit because our organizations were so unique in that they could cooperate and work together so well. " - Niinrir I inni ri Phi Sigma Kappa member Matt Griggs perfects the " poucr " dra ving. Greek Week Wl51 Using an ancient and unusual mode of transportation. members ol the Delta Sigma Phi IraternitN race lor home during the chariot race. Fraternities competed in this race around campus while sororit members rode along. Pulling and tugging to conquer the other team. members ot .- lpha Kappa Lambda struggle to keep their side from crossing the line. The spirit of Greek Weekend was seen in the faces of the many participants. IMI II ;r ]ii II II 11 11 II II II Mil 11 ii 1 The Sigma Sigma Sigma women and Tau Kappa Epsilon men take time out of .ictivities to build a pyramid. Fraternities and sororities relished the Greek Weekend icstivities while contributing to various charities. 152 Student Life i AKE A LITTLE PRID his Ictl arm and leg in a iralTic accident. The Greek Sing was next with each fraternity and sorority presenting a routine not exceeding seven minutes. Points were awarded tor originality, creativity, choreography and mentioning the theme and other Greek organizations. Sigma Sigma Sigma won the awards tor most creative and most spirited song. Fraternity and sorority members saddled up their Big Wheels for the next event: the tricycle race. This relay contest involved riding around ihc circle in front of Roberta Hall, switching off hallway. At the finish line, contestants had to find a iiiece of bubble gum in a cream pie. The winner was the first one to blow a bubble. The women of Delia Zeta were the victors in this event. Immediately following this contest, Greeks trekked to Golden Pond where brave souls paddled through the canoe race. As canoeists made the trip from one end of the pond lo another, they managed lo stay in the boat and everyone stayed dry except for some observers who got too close to the edge. Friday ' s activities began with games on the Tundra. A tug-of- war, an egg toss, the bli ndfolded heelbarrow race and an obstacle course were all played. Friday night, T.J. Reardon from the University of Mississippi spoke. He said organizations should work at being known for helping others and raising money for charity instead of being thought ot as people looking for a party. Saturday ' s activities included games between Greek organizations and faculty members. These games helped stress Greek unity because the organizations worked together to detcal the dreaded faculty. Finally, Sunday came and vMth ii the end of Greek Weekend. Greeks anxiously waited m the union ballroom to see who would reign supreme. Sigma Phi Epsilon won the outstanding I raterniiy on campus award as well as outstanding Ci ' A lor a chapter fraternity. Matt Kitzi. Sigma Phi F ' psilon president, received the Outstanding Greek President award. Kitzi said when Sigma 1 HE POWER OF GREEKS Greek Week Awards Greek Song: Most Spirited - Sigma Sigma Sigma Most Creative - Sigma Sigma Sigma Service Projects - Tau Kappa Epsilon Greek Games Awards Overall Games - Sigma Sigma Sigma Tricycle Race - Delta Zeta Chariot Race - Delta Chi Annual Awards OutstandingGreek Sponsor- Ann Rowlette. Alpha Sigma Alpha Outstanding Greek Man - Tom Vieregger, Sigma Phi Epslion OutstandingGreek Woman: Jennette Kimes, Phi Mu Phi Epsilon needed a president he stepped in. " ■(Becoming president) was being in the right place at the right time, " Kitzi said. " It worked out for me in the best way it could. " Even though Kitzi put in a lot of hard work, he admitted he was stunned at receiving the award. " It was a nice surprise, being so young, " Kitzi said. " It was a great honor because of my sophomore status. " After being voted the most imprin ed sororil . Alpha Sigma Alpha w as awarded the outstanding sorority on campus as well as the most improved sorority GPA. . t the night ' send, it was announced that .S2,()()0 was raised for the American Red Cross and S 1 ,000 w as raised for the Aaron Abel Trust Fund. Greek Weekend helped show that Greek organizations played a significant role in helping the community and its citizens. By working together, the fraternities and sororities helped insure that the power of Greeks will never be underestimated. Greek Week 153 Newly installed posts bearing nanies such as Thomless Honeycust, Cana- dian Hemlock and Amur Corktree identify just a lew ol the S3 dilTerem types of trees that live on campus. The Uni ersily yrouiids. which serxcil as a nursery in the 1 800s, was proelaiincd Missouri s on Is slate arboixiimi Peering dow n through the autumn leaves, a squirrel munches on a nut. The large number of trees on campus provided both food and shelter for animals, encouraging the squirrel population to flourish. Posts supply information to passerbys and Tree Walk participants as the Woody Landscape Plants class, taught by Johanne Fairchild, jot down j- notes. Those taking the class plucked leaves from various trees and placed o them in their notebooks to study. l- 154 Student Life jIm arboretum ComDlements 1 campus Thcuonderlandof irees hovered nver Uidenls as Ihey walked lo elass. Students were usually too busy to take the lime to look at then " Northwest look great pride in having the only state-reeogni ed arboretum in Missouri. Trees had always played a major role in the history ot Northwest. The preparation and labeling ol trees were ways to make students and visitors more aware of the beauty surrounding them. An ongoing project, the Tree Walk was created by Dr. Johanne Wynne Fairchild in 1979. Over thai period of time. Fairchild labelled and identified the arboretum ' s trees with the help of students. An arboretum was a living museum, a place tt) grow and study trees. " The first Tree Walk was an undergraduate research project by Denise Reynolds. " Fairchild said. " The updated version v. as to incorporate new trees and new trails. " The new Tree Walk was divided into three trails and the trees were numbered consecutively. The Thomas Gaunt Trail was the first path marked on campus. This trail was named for Thomas Gaunt. aCivil Warcaptain. who in 1 850. established a nursery on the land that became the Northwest Arboretum. New labels were posted m the ground for people to read the names and descriptions. The second path of marked trees was the Tower Trail. This portion of the Tree Walk surrounded the Bell Tower anil was the oldest section of the Northwest campus. This trail included trees such as Horsechesinuts, White Fir and Norway Spruce. There were 83 different varieties of trees on campus. " People were amazed by the variety and number of different trees on campus. " Fairchild said. " I loved trees and through the Tree Walk. I wanted others to love them, too. " The last path was the Chautauqua Trail . .Ground the turn of the century, much of the area surrounding the Mary Linn Performing Arts Center was called Chautauqua Park. Each year, traveling entertainers would visit Maryville and locals would camp in the park to enjoy days of frivolity. " I was just really interested in teaching people about the environment. " Fairchild said. " Organizations such as the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts were good teachers, loo. " There was also a brochure made as a guide through the Tree Walk. It included full detail routes of each trail, tree descriptions and full pictures of leaf compositions. The Tree Walk was a project that involved many people, including entire classes working on projects for it. " Developing the Tree Walk was a great project and I was glad to have been a part of such a historic part of Northwest. " Jennifer Houck said. " The trees on campus were one of the factors that attracted me to this school and my major. " The Tree Walk proved that geography and horticulture were a natural combination. A key to the past, the state arboretum provided the University with a beautiful wonderiand of trees that was a unique learning experience. By ]amic Hatz Arboretum 155 Waiting for graduates to receive then diplomas, the crowd enjoys the newly- renovated Lamkin Activity Center. Recent renovations included installing air conditioning and improN - ing lighting and seatini; Addressing the graduating class nl I ' njs, l)i. Tim Gilmour. vice president ot academic affairs, discusses four specific points about personal growth and values. This was Gilmour ' s first commencement speech at Northwest. Trent Skaggs sings the alma mater song during the 90th commencement. The traditional ceremony was simulcast from Lamkin . ' Xctivity Center to Charles Johnson Theatre to accommodate the overflow of crowds. Student Life -im AT FOR GRADS By Amanda McManigal Families noisils gaihcioil in ihc ncul - ivnovalcd Lamkin Acti ity Center awaiting the start of the 9()th commencement. As graduates filed into Lamkin. the crowd hecamc quiet and lucuscd their attention on the incoming graduates. The locus stayed on the graduates as an additional 100 people iewed the commencement ceremony via a simulcast on a big-screen television in the Charles Johnson Theatre. Public Relations Otticer Bob Henry attributed the past osertlow of crow ds for the reason otthe simulcast. " We were so crowded in Lamkin Activity Center, we thought we could give another place of comfort for people to watch the ceremony . ' " Henry said. " A lot of times we had to turn people away . so we tried to accommodate people who wanted to see the ceremony. " Annelle Weymuth. executive assistant to the president, said the new location was nice tor elderly people, w ho did not like the large crow d or the noisy atmosphere, and for families v ith small children. Another change which accommodated the graduates and visitors was the completion of the gym. The new features included nev bleachers and an air-conditioning unit. Graduates remembered ditferent highlights from the ceremony. For Jeremy Gump, whose last name was the same as the title character in " Forrest Gump. " the highlight came when the crowd chuckled after his name was read and he received his diploma. " I thought it was funny when ever body was laughing about my name, " Gump said. " (University President) Hubbard shook my hand and said, " Congratulations — nice movie. " " The traditional commencement address was given by the new Vice President of Academic .Mfairs, Dr. Tim Gilmour. Gilmour, who was hired in early April ( 1994), deli ered the address lo 807 " " kcN customers. ■■ He discussed four main points: developing and practicing a strong and ethical set of personal alues, leading a proactive and positive life, thinking and acting globalK. and caring for oneself and others. " " You must be the one lo proceed o er the next hill and take charge of your destiny, " Gilmour said. " " There are all too many people who think of themselves as the abused because it " s easier than accepting responsihilit and fighting f ir what you care about. " Gilmour also mentioned that the relationship between the graduates and the Llniversiiy did not end because of graduation. ■ " I propose to you today thai we, the Uni ersiiy and you, form a lifetime partnership in w hich yt)u will tell us the learning and support you need and we w ould provide it lo you, " Gilmour said. " " The partnership w ill not work if you do not stay in touch with us and tell us of your needs. " " After receiving their diplomas, graduates tiled out of the cool Lamkin and tixik their first steps toward iheir future. In anticipation of graduation, .■ dam Krump picks up his cap and gown while Kelli Mahoney and Jen Krai look on. Krump and Krai were among 807 students who graduated in the 1995 commencement ceremon . Graduation 157 Celebrating 150 cars of tradition, NodauaN ' County stepped hack in time to celebrate its past. Planning for the county ' s " Celebration of History " started 3 1 2 years before the c ent and more than 150 people helped. The Labt)r Day weekend e ents emphasized the county ' s history. Living demonstrations and community historic exhibits at the Maryville Memorial .Airport recreated life in Nodaway County after the Civil War. Friday was the Sesquicentennial Rodeo at Northwest Arena, which was dedicated and re- named the Ed Phillips Memorial Arena in memory of the Kaw asaki manager. That day was also designated Official School Day. More than 1.500 school children visit ed Maryville to learn about the county ' s history. " The main point of the sesquicentennial was to pass the heritage on to the children, " Kay Wilson, program events co-chairwoman, said. " That was the reason the weekend after Labor Day was chosen to hold the event. " The estimated cost of the sesquicentennial was between S 1 0,000 and $ 1 5,000. Bake sales, souve- nir sales, musical events and other fund raisers helped cover the costs of the free event. " People really enjoyed it, " Becki Kindle said. " There was a lot of participation within the com- munity. " The festival came to a close Sunday afternoon with a time capsule ceremony. The capsule con- taining business cards, maps, ears of com and a credit card will not be opened until 2045. " There will be some surprises. " Kevin Leedom, Nodaway County Historical Society Museum assistant curator, said about the un- known items buried. Nodaway County was originally established Feb. 14, 1845. In 1840. there were six settlers living in the area that is now Nodaway County. In July 1 845, the name Maryville was given to the county seat in honor of Mary Graham, wife of Amos Graham, a county resident and clerk. The county lost land in 1 849 in a U. S. Supreme Court decision over an Iowa-Missouri boundary dispute. People continued to move to the area, and by 1860 the population was more than 5,000. During the Civil War, the county came to a standstill as more than 80 area soldiers were killed and many Southern sympathizers left. Freed slaves moved into Maryville in 1865, establishing a community within the town. A large migration of ex-soldiers came from the East, bringing money and talents. Maryville was connected tjothercities in 1869 by the Missouri Valley Railroad Company and increased the county ' s population to 30,000 by 1880. At the turn of the century, the population peaked at 32.938. Since then, the population has decreased and stands at about 22,000. Businesses and industry were developed and what is now- Northwest was founded in 1905, leadina the " s county onward from the past to the future. That future was now a part of Nodaway ra County ' s past. The .sesquicentennial was a eel- ra ebration of the rich heritage and traditions. By Ruby Dittmer and Becky Mellon | 158 Student Life Hoi Air Excursion employees prepare their balloon for lilt off. The sesqiiiccntcnnial was planned by over 150 people. I )iii iriij llie SL ' squicenlL-nnial parade, the local volunteer fire department Iciiionstrales how fires were fought years ago. The parade featured many vehicles and floats that exhibited how things were done in the XOOs Two of the seven hot air balloons ascend during ihc Scsqiia ciitcnnial. I he celebration also included a milking contest, sheep shcarmg. soap making and basket-weaving-events designed to show people the heritage of the community. Sesquicentennial 159 ind Drovides N EARL! mm By Nikki Jones and Jcnniter Ward ll ' s thai fcclirii; i t ' ahandonnK ' iil. I ' aLkmg up your siut ' t ' and trekking it out U) ihe " Villc. You lug dozens of boxes up to a tiny room. You meet j l ■lljty , the dreaded roommate. The parents give you that tinal hug. You ' re on your way — you ' re a freshman. Nearly everyone has had problems adjusting. Making new friends, locating classes or just finding the library threw roadblocks into the path of many students. To help overcome these roadblocks. Northwest had Advantage " 95. " 1 liked the Advantage " 95 program, " Kristin Gumming said, " it gave me the chance to meet new people w ho were going through the freshman experience with me. " ill} ' ' i ;., Events held before the upperclassmen arrived , on campus included a picnic, pool party. Jazz Feast, a fun run walk and hypnotist Jim Wand. Students also met with advisers and attended a lecture by motivational speaker Will Keim. Photo by Laura Riedel Aided by Dana Luke, a CAT Crew Member, Karen Casey starts the long haul up to her new liomc in Hudson Hall. Entertainment and a motivational speaker were a part of Advantage ' 95. " i thought this year ' s program went excellently, " Shari Schneider, freshman orientation director, said. The Advantage program had changed in accordance with recommendations made by students whocompleted surveys. Trying to make programs more diverse was a goal for the year ' s events. " It was a nice setup of programs, " April Griffith said. " The only thing I didn ' t like was that many things were made mandatory, and it was difficult to get there when you had other things to do. " Being too busy was the biggest problem for most students. " I did not like being forced to go to events. " Nichelle Renaud said. " I felt that we should have been able to choose events based on our interest, because when you have to be forced to go you do not enjoy it as much. " Helping freshmen get acquainted with campus not only allowed them to feel welcomed, but also to feel at ease. " Whether it was buildings, residence halls, people, faculty or the different centers on campus, the program helped me to feel secure about finding these places on my own, " Indyia Taylor said. Working in conjunction with the freshman se minar program. Advantage ' 95 was a jump- start to a successful Northwest career said Schneider. According to surveys, the program was on track. Of the students surveyed, 97 percent said they were ready to begin a successful year at Northwest and 88 percent rated Advantage ' 95 an excellent experience. Not just about learning. Advantage ' 95 was a welcoming experience for all Northwest freshmen. Although Advantage ' 95 participants may not have learned how to do laundry without dying underwear pink or how to cook a gourmet meal using only a hot pot, they did gain an advantage. They were not abandoned to the collegiate wildlife, but armed with the skills to succeed. ' 150 Student Life TliL ' Conlcrcncc Center parking lot fills as licshmcn move into the high rises. The first day (il Advantage 95 ail ov ed I ' rcshmcn to officially move into their new homes. Freshmen myths ■ 1 will mainlain a GP.A no lower than . .75. ■ The F- ' rcshnian l. ' S is a dreaded reality. ■ My roommate died, so now can I have a 4.0 ' ■ I will not drink until I ' m of age. I will not drink until I ' m of age. Wait a minute — is thai a beer ' ■ Procaslination is my enemy; 1 will study every night (except party nights on Wednesdays. And " Friends " and " ER " are on Thursdays. And 1 must rest on the weekends). ■ ISCA is not a toy. ■ If you sleep in class, don ' t make noises. And positively no droolingi ■ No one looks good at 8 a.m. ( hide the hair). ■ Hot pots were the last great in ention since macaroni and cheese. ■ Paying off one credit card w ith another is not actually getting you out of debt. ■ Two hours of study for every one hour of class is not just a suggestion, it ' s a concept. ■ Walking on the Northwest seal in the Bell Tower will curse your first final. ■ No one really kisses on the Kissing Bridge. ■ That smell wafting through the air is not from the union, but rather a grand w elcome to the ' Ville. ■ The Outback is not really world famous. ■ Boiioming out on a Maryvillc street is a rile of passage. ■ Residence hall fire alarms are not there for the amusement of the slightly sloshed. ■ You must wait 15 minutes for a doctor or 10 minutes for a professor if they are not on time to class. ■ Northwest has a .Vio- 1 squirrel to student ratio. ...believe it or not Advantage ' 95 , 161 Dancing to the beat. Brandy Maltbia. Territha Todd and Tyrone Lee create their own music video in the Spanish Den. Computers added music and funl y backgrounds to the final image as each was videotaped. Soji Babaloa tries to sell a hat to Marvin Scott. Soji ' s African Authentic Fashions was one of many vendors who participated in the Festival of Cultures ' arts and crafts sale, introducing interna- tional cultures to students and their families. 162 Student Life VEE E ROADTRII D ByJennifer Simler The IkHcI sitiiis Winked ' " no vacancy. " and cars lamnicd the streets ot Mar ville. Alarms sdunded at S a.m. Saturday as students shoved their he- kingings into their closets, hoping to clean their rooms. It was Family Day and parents and sib- lings were on their way. ■Activities began Saturday morning tor parents as they were escorted to the Mary Linn Pertorm- ing Arts Center to receive a welcome speech from Karrie Krambeck. Student Senate president, and a pep talk Irom Mel Tjeerdsma, Bearcat football coach. The Uni ersity Chorale also performed tor the parents. Many students helped with the organization and participation of Family Day. " I w as one of the ambassadors responsible tor s orking w ith siblings of students, " David Zwank said. " The student ambassadors took the parents on a tour of the campus. " For siblings under 10 years old, a ' Cat Scaven- ger hunt kept them scurrying around the campus for a tour. A student-produced ideo informed children 10 to 18 what an average day was like for their older brother or sister at Northwest. The campus tours and activities helped stu- dents show their families the sights and sounds of North west. " My family loved Family Day, " Beth Vanderau said. " They were impressed with the " Cats football team and my little brother loved Freshens (Yogurt). " Sumo wrestling had a long waiting list of broth- ers, sisters and parents wanting to battle each other at the sound of a gong. The participants " goal was to demolish a balloon which seperaied ihem. " We were the first girls who did it, and I knew It would be fun, " Angie Barnes said. " 1 sumo wrestled last year during Family Day with my best friend and this year I wrestled with my little sister. It was a really weird feeling. It felt very light and was hard to walk because it was so big. My parents just laughed and thought my sislerand I looked very funn . " The Bunuee Run was one ol the main attrac- tions. The objectiNC was to run farther than an opponent and mark a spot with a Velcro tag before the contestants were jerked back by bungee cords harnessed to each participant. Human Foosball was a combination of soccer and handball in a screened-in cage. Approxi- mateK 1 people were joined to one point, unable to mo e, and the team who scored the most goals won. New to Family Day was the Festival of Cul- tures. The purpose was to celebrate the cultural diversity and individuality on campus and in Maryville. This was accomplished through arts. continued to I ' tige 165 Frtsheiis ( Yn - Belli Varui. Dressed in traditional Mexican clothing. Grupo Atotonilco Javenil illustrates their ethnic background A iih a nati e J.ince. The Mexican group u as one of many dance groups to perform at the Festival of Cultures. Family Day 163 Saying good- bye with a hug, Rachel McKeown bids farewell to her father. Family Dav ua c • o students a chance to introduce their q families to _ their college S o lifestyle, g Getting a laugh watching friends fight. Janet Barnes. Kerry Jones and Lindsay Jones w atch a sumo wrestling tight. Sumo wrestling was one of the many special events offered at Northwest on Family Day. Student Life VERSE ROMRII coiiuiuii ' il from lHii;c I6.-I crafts, food, music, dancing and various games. " We. my family and 1, all had a good lime at the Icstival. " Vanderau said. " We especially liked the umo wrestling. My mom was really impressed with the Native American storytellers. " " The Ecombi Nigerian Dance Group, the Haskell Thunderhird Dance Group and the Mexi- can group. Grupo .Atotoniico Ja enil. illustrated arious backgrounds and cultures through story telling, music and dances. They also sold items such as clothing and Jewelry, made by their orga- nizations. ■ " Plans for next year " s Festi al of Cultures were already underway. " " Natalie Ukpokodu said. " " We would definitely want to have the cultural danc- ing again. One change I would have liked to have had made was to ha e had more white Americans involved. It was not just for particular cultures. We would have liked to have had more white .Americans participate because they were a pari of our culture as well. " " Included in the festivities was the play " Our Young Black Men are Dying and No One Seems to Care. " The Friday-night performance was of- fered on campus by the Multicultural Affairs Committee. Although not everyone " s parents could make the trip to Northwest, many students still partici- pated in the event s. " I came to Northwest from .■Xlabama so m parents were unable to come up for Family Day. " " Jennifer Mitchell said. " I went anyway to the Festival of Cultures with a friend and her family. I was sorry my parents missed it. Family Day w as fun; they wt)uld have enjoyed it. " " In addition to the on-campus events, many families look the opportunitv to enjoy eating, exploring and shopping in Maryville. Shopping carts full of food, candy and many iither items crowded the check-out lines at Wal- Marl. " While my parents were here. I look the oppor- tunity to get some food and other supplies at Wal- Mart. " " Jason Lengman said. " My parents weren " t here much so I took advantage of the situation. " " Many families went the extra mile, choosing to spend the day or evening in St. Joseph. Escaping to the nearby town was an easy way to get away from school and the general e eryday surround- ings of Maryville. " My parents and I wanted to get out of Maryville for the night so we went to St. Joe. " " Heather Culler said. " We just took off after the football game, drt)ve to St. Joe and went out toeat and relaxed. This was something I hadn " l man- aged to do in Maryville. " " Multiculturalism, diversity and enlerlammenl all played key roles in the structure of Family Day. The importance of Family Day was to give parents and students lime lo come together while accepting that each was breaking free. Wcirking at a cultural booth. Sean Chin and .Aiwah Ng show fellow students .Autumn Jacobs and Holly Luttnian and her mother Sue Luttman Chinese ani tacts and crafts. The booths, along w ith slorv tellers, music, dancing and arts and crafts Introduced students and their families to cultures across the ;lobe. Family Day 165 I add to It was Wednesday night, and the proverbial " hump day " was drawing lo a close. The week was half over, and students were looking for a way to celebrate the weekend. To some, getting to bed early was a fitting reward for surviving through what was typically considered the roughest part of the week. However, many students chose to spend the night at local bars. " Like it or not. sometimes the best way to relieve stress was with a good, stiff drink, " Jeff Clark said. Clark, like many students, found the bars to be one of Maryville ' s finest nightlife attractions. The World Famous Outback, Molly ' s and the Palms were among the most popular taverns among college students. Reasons varied for going lo bars, but friends, drinking and dancing seemed to be the most common justifications. " The bars were a good place where I could relax with my friends and socialize, " Clark said. " Plus, you got to see a lot of people that you wouldn ' t have normally seen during the day. " Jeff VanFosson, the bartender known as ' . S- -jtfS ' i. " ' ' . w- hi! : ' v -I =3 i ' « Hi iMii i ' •■ , My 166 Student Life BIR?? " Nugcn " al the Outback, agreed ihal ihe niiniber one reason sliiilenlsover the age or2 1 giuoihehar was 10 ha e a drink w iih iheir friends in " a social atmosphere. ■■ ■■Just sitting al home all the time could ha e gotten pretty boring. " VanFosson said. For those not old enough to drink, the bars provided alternatixe means ol ' social interaction. Many ol ' ihe bars pro ided dance music se eral nights a week to help attract those who were not old enough lo drink. ■•] liked to go lo the bar to dance with my friends. " Kimberly Adams saiijJikJt all of my friends were 2 1 . but we could still go lo the bars and have a good time. " i There was a special change in Ihe clienieie ui all drinking establishments in Maryville. Amid much controversy, a n FWttinaflW assed prohibiting ihose under 19 frorh.beine.j " Ii was c|u«kiirii|lWtepr: ai(|| coulii o to Ijhe ' bats whenever I since I donl mm 10 u n t H-Decembef. I c ■■My girlfriend Nas a freshman this year, and she couldn ' t get into the bars. " Clark said. ■■That really cut a lot out of the Maryville nightlife. " Those siudents who worked at the bars said there were definite disadvantages to the Job. " Sometimes it got pretty busy, and it was lough lo try and serve everyone as quickly as possible. " VanFosson said. ■ " Bartenders were largely unappreciated, no matter how hard we worked. They (customers) should try it on my side of the bar some lime. " VanFosson also said people did not come lo Ihe bars because they did noi feel safe. He said that the Outback usually had between six and i ioiii tioiinriMs on dulytduriiig ihc busies! nights 1)1 mc wctfc lu i.icvcnl anyone from gelling hurt. " It would be crazy to say that fights didn ' t happen, but wheilNlwy di Hlf were usually nlin a matter of seconds. " VanFosson he reasons-Jivere for-spending a ight at|a bar ' , one thing was cerlain--4hG-lQttal a y e the most popular form of off-campiR :nt for students over the a eoM 9. prtrsm ■•« ' J| The Palms and The Outback, two bars [xipular wiih college siudcnis, provide a place to relax, sociali .c and drink. Some minors found relaxing in bars iiriTi- cull due to a Maryville ordinance banning people under 1 9 from entering. Photo by Chris Tucker Memories alive Mike the Dog. Walkout Day and The Stroller- Northwest had started traditions since it opened its doors in 1905. " I thought the traditions were great. " Tresa Barlage. Millikan staff member, said. " Like the Kissing Bridge — it gave people something to remember, but. at the same time, something to look forward to. " An initiation to the rites of love began on the Kissing Bridge. " Some thought that the tradition was a little sexist. " Tom Cameal. history and humanities department chairman, said. " But, as the tradition went, a young lady had to be kissed on the Bridge before the first snowfall of winter in order to become a ' co-ed. ' " One of the oldest traditions was The Stroller. The Stroller observed life through the forum of the oriln cst Missouhan. Through the years he kept his anonymity. The Stroller was known for his sense of humor, keenness of obsenalion and ability to recognize a joke. Skipping classes had always been a favorite pastime of students, and in 1915. Northwest students started Walkout Day. The first Walkout Day. Oct. 22. 1915. was a big success; word to walk out of classes was passed so quietly the faculty did not suspect a thing. Upperclassmen then took the freshmen to the courthouse where the Student Senate conducted a " Kangaroo Court. " E en though the freshmen were subjected to shampooing, leg and hair tapings, haircuts and songs, they looked 168 ' ,. Student Life forward to it because it ended the five-week initiation. At the end of Walkout Day. freshmen were accepted into the college ' s social realm. Mike the Dog ' s grave was a Northwest landmark. His stone marker, located at the Administration Building ' s east entrance, read: MIKE To the Memory of our Dog Died May 15. 1917 Mike, known for making field trips. v.eni with a class spraying trees with arsenate of lead one day. Mike drank the poisonous compound and nobody was able to save his life. Competition bred tradition in the form of the Hickory Stick. The tradition began Nov. 3. 1931. with instructions from Northwest President Uel Lamkin to Northeast to keep the stick until the Bearcats beat the Bulldogs. The Hickory Stick was 2 1 2 feet long and the football game ' s score was car ed on it. After the game, the stick was dipped into paint of the winning school ' s colors. The Bearcats had not gained possession of the Stick since 1985. Another tradition was throwing someone mt Colden Pond. The tradition lessened in popularity for many reasons, not the least of which was the injuries caused. However, traditions did not always draw incoming students to the college. " Traditions were what made the University, David Douglass said. " Traditions made the University unique, but at the same time. 1 didn ' t come to school because of a dead dog. " Traditions began and were celebrated. The past and the future were celebrated in them. By Michelle Murphy OiRc dcpicUtl as ,i Northwest ' s famous mascot. Bobby Bearcat, entertains lans at a basketball game. Many limes Bobby, a permanent fixture at all athletic e enls. w as the highlight ol ' the game and could increase the momentum of the crowd. " oiing Uners embrace passionately on the Kissing Bridge under the cover of darkness .According to campus lore, a female stud ent needed to be kissed on the Bndiic before the Inst siioufall m order to be considered a true co-ed. - TO.Trii. jiJi» !A " 5..iai ,. tin gravestone near the east wing of the Administration Building identifies the final resting spot of Mike the Dog. Mike went to with students and became the school until his death. Traditions - j 169 Peering out from under a blanket of pomped chicken wire. Brian Faulkner helps assemble a piece of the Delta Chi Alpha Sigma Alpha " Out of This World " house dec. Smoke ro bellowed from - • a crater on the moon design, which featured an astronaut B o and spaceship, g OCm TRADITIONS By Tower Staff A piclure-porfcct Homecoming found alumni coming back to emcee (he Variety Show, spectators lining the parade route without umbrellas. Bearcats breaking a six-year Homecoming losing streak and the Northwest campus " Rockin " Through the Ages. " The three-night Variety Show kicked off the w eekend with emcees Jean Jones and Shaw n Wake returned to perform an act they had perfected while attending Northwest. Student acts satirizing life at Northwest and the upcoming football game were the show ' s highlights. " This was my favorite part of Homecoming, " Su .anne Houston said. " It was a chance for everybody to get together and tease everyone. " Longtime Variety Show participant. Brad 170 Stephens, had been involved with the show for five years because of his desire " to interact with other organizations. " His involvement included being a part of three acts. " It gave me a chance to entertain the student body, especially with Phi Mu Alpha, " Stephens said. Phi Mu Alpha ' s two-year tradition of winning was preserved when their skit " The Blues Brothers ' Excellent Adventure " was named the outstanding skit. Chris Droegemuller had the skit written by the summer ' s beginning. Mike Dreyfuss and Droegemuller arranged and composed the music. " We had been rehearsing the skit for a month, " Stephens said. " We took it seriously and took a lot of pride in it. " After the Variety Show on Wednesday, Jill Newland, sponsored by Alpha Sigma Alpha, and Kevin Spiehs, sponsored by Phi Mu, were crowned Homecoming Queen and King. " I was excited and surprised, " Spiehs said. " It was an honor to be one of the top five candidates. " Thursday after the Variety Show, the Mary Linn Performing Arts Center parking lot gleamed from the Ash Bash. Although Maryville had already been home to many uncontrolled Tires, the only thing out of control at this bonfire was student spirit. Only four years old, the Ash Bash had become a pep rally with more students attending. A fight song sing-off with a $ 1 00 prize awarded to the group with the most creative and enthusiastic version of the fight song was new to the festivities. " It was not as corny as I thought it would be, " Angel McAdams said. " We had a good time singing and showing our spirit. " McAdams, a Delta Zeta, helped to write their • version of the song to the tune of " Grease Lightning. " . " We wanted ours to be creative and different — not like everybody else ' s. " McAdams said. " A congregation from the men ' s track team also ' made an appearance. " I " I thought it was a lot of fun, " Luc Vangrootel. J track team member, said. " It was good to see the school spirit. " Some of the track team members had heard about the Ash Bash at the Variety Show and decided to conlinued to page 1 72 % Student Life Struggling to maneuver the giant Zela in place on the lawn of the Tail Kappa Epsilon house. Jim Murnan and Julie Norlen help complete their house dec. " The Wild. Wild Northwest. " The bright decorations attracted the attention of passersby and occasionally caused traffic on Cooper Street to slow down or stand still. Crcsccndomg to the Imal pitch. Sigma Alpha Iota members finish iheir Variety Show entry " Back to the Future. " Variety Show entrants w rote and practiced their skits months in advance to prepare for the Homecoming tradition. . new blue M cV M waves to the croud as the traditionally-colored M Ms follow. Alpha Sigma .Alpha members donned M M suits and performed a dance for the judges, earning a second place award. Homecoming - " 171 Shawn Wake entertains the audience in between skits of the Variety -g Show. Wake h returned to c Northwest to O emcee the variety show ■§ with Jean Jones. £ OfflN ' TRADITIONS ciinhiiiicit Jnini pujn ' 170 make an appearance. Neither ihe Delta Zelas nor ihe iraek leant won. hin e er. . group from the Residence Hall Association won the contest and look home the money. " We didn ' t win the money, but that ' s OK, " Mc Adams said. " We had fun. " Continuing the fun and Northwest traditions. Friday was Walkout Day and once again students relished iheirday off from classes. There was little rest, however, as students worked feverishly on decorations for Homecomins events. Jessica Cassidy. Sigma Kappa, enjoyed her chance to meet new people while helping with the -Sigma Kappa and .Sigma Phi Epsilon decoration. " I came from the cily and we didn ' t do anything like that (house decoration). " Cassidy said. The house decoration, which placed thud in Greek competition, was " Woodstock ■74- " 94. " Claiming the lop prize for the independents was Sigma Society for " The Wild Northwest. " " It went really well and we spent a lot of time ( on it ). " Lisa Schultes said. " We were excited about it. On Walkout Day we worked until everything was done. " Finding the time to prepare for Homecoming was a concern for many people. " On some days we didn ' t sleep at all, " Tad Hays. Delta Chi, said. " Thursday we were out of class at 3, worked around the clock until 3 a.m., got three hours sleep and then were up at 6. We didn ' t go to bed at all Friday. " The hard work of the Delta Chis and Alpha Sigma Alphas paid off as they won first place in the Greek division for their " Out of This World " entry, " We ( Delta Chi ) had an idea that was similar to their (Alpha Sigma Alpha) idea. " Hays said. " We got together and said " Let ' s do something more — both put our minds together. ' " Work began on the house decoration starting the beginning of September and they were still pomping the moon ' s surface up until the week of competition. House decorations were not the only thing rockin ' Maryville Friday night. The basketball team had their annual season-starting celebration as they were " Rockin " the Arena. " With tunes sung by Distinguished Gentlemen, routines performed by the Bearcat Cheerleading Squad and Collin Raye and Jeff Dunham ticket giveaways, the excitement reached a frenzied level as the Northwest team showed off their skills. " I thought that the action on the court was great. " Brian Cunningham said. " The best part of the 30- minute show was the slam dunks and assists. I really liked how well the players on the team worked together. " After the long Friday night of house judging, team supporting and carousing, early Saturday morning found crowds lining the streets awaiting the continued lo page 1 74 172. Student Life Homecoming. ' lulback ii.irtcndcr Anlhony Canpabasa fixes some eggs lor Andy Allovvay during Kegs Eggs — a Northwest tradition during Homecoming. Participants in Kegs Eggs paid SI 2 for a T-shirt, beer and e z2s. PullHij; the I inishin.j una hcs on - The Wild. Wild Norlhu esf house decorations. Michelle Wilson pomps the saloon. The Delta Zeta and Tau Kappa EpMson house dec recei ed second place m (he Greek di ision. Homecoming «173 OCKIN ' TRADITIONS ciinlinncJ Jniiii ihii;c 172 Honiccoiiiing parade. " It was great. " Elise Sportsmann said. " I wa.s having a blast: the floats were really great. I like the way everyone teamed up to show Greek unity. " Floats were not all tun. requiring hours of tedious work from everyone in ohed; many worked late into the night. " It was a lot of hard v ork. " Can " i Kropf said. " I was a pomping expert. " Kropf. a Sigma Kappa member, helped with the first plaee winner in the highly competitive division. The " Rockin " Through the Ages " tloat was designed and Straight out of Bedrock. Pebbles and Bam Bam from the Flintstones stroll through Maryville streets. The paper mache costumes were worn by Delta Zeta members Rita DelSignore and Amy Smith. buill by Sigma Kappa and .Alpha Sigma Alpha; this was the first time two sororities worked together. " I think it was very helpful. " Annie Vandeginsie. Sigma Kappa president, said. " It cut down on lime for both sororities. At times there were conflicts, but we worked them out. " Sigma Kappa was formed less than a year before Homecoming. Winning the float competition with Alpha Sigma Alpha helped them make a mark in their first-ever appearance al Homecoming. " It was a lot of fun with the Alpha Sigma Alphas. " Jennifer Engelke. Sigma Kappa float co-chairwoman, said. " Not only did we learn how to do pomping and float, but it also helped us just to get to know the Alphas better. " Watching the floats go by was the favorite activity of Hays, who was also Delta Chi clown chairman. " Our thing (float) stood so tall, they had to drive to miss the electric wires. " Hays said. " It (the float) was so gigantic, it looked awesome. " The Delta Chi and Alpha Gamma Rho float " Heavenly Rock " placed third in the highly competitive division. Homecoming weather was once again a factor. Wind grabbed hold of the Phi Sigma Kappa float and ran it into a tree, damaging its Bell Tower. Although some spectators were shivering in the cold, others found the weather mild and enjoyable. " The weather was beautiful. " Hays said. " Last year It was wet and cold; people were getting sick. " The lack of rain, which traditionally made an appearance at Homecoming, was a welcomed sight. " We were very glad it wasn ' t raining because we put in so much time. " Engelke said. " We all would have been very upset (had it rained). " Saturday afternoon, the Bearcats battled MI A A rivals Missouri Southern at Rickenbrode Stadium. The " Cats were victorious over the Lions 41-33. It was the first Homecoming win in six years. During halftime. the M-Club Hall of Fame inducted Frank Baker. " 40; John Green. " 40; Joe O ' Connor. " 34; and Paul Stehman ' 69. The class of 1 945 was honored as the Golden Anniversary Class. Sunday. Doc Severinsen and His Big Band jammed at a concert in Mary Linn. Severinsen. Grammy award- winning directorof " The Tonight Show " band, rocked a full house with his trumpet-playing and conducting. Finally. Homecoming came to an end. Another year of carousing, lifting school spirit and " Rockin " Through the Ages ' " was left to the history books as memories of sunshine on parade day and a Bearcat victory would certainly be cherished. i m " MH 174 « Student Life Alpha Sigma Alpha ' s version of the Jackson 5 parades through the streets of Maryville to re- ceive first place for sorority paper mache clowns. Weather for the Homecoming parade ' Vi was picture perfect and no one missed the pre- ,. cipitation of previous years. I ' ayint. ' hnnuigc to one of the favorite music videos ol the iy80s, the Delta Chis recreate Michael Jackson ' s " Thriller. " The fraternity celebrated their 25lh anniversary with a first place win for their house dec and second place for their ' Thriller " clowns. Homecoming Awards Variety Show Skits Independent Phi Mu Alpha-The Blues Brothers ' Excellent Adventure Sorority Phi Mu-Grease Fraternity Delta Chi-Cheers Best Overall Skit Phi Mu Alpha-The Blues Brothers ' Excellent Adventure Olio Acts The Sons of Pitches-My Old Man Best Actor Chris Stigall Best Actress Jill Patterson People ' s Choice Phi Mu Alpha-The Blues Brothers ' Excellent Adventure Floats Best Float-Alpha Sigma Alpha and Sigma Kappa-Rockin ' Through the Ages Competitive-Support Staff Council-Rockin ' Through to Victory Highly Competitive Division-Alpha Sigma Alpha and Sigma Kappa- Rockin ' Through the Ages Mini Floats Sorority-Phi Mu-Pink Cadillac Fraternity-Delta Chi- MTV Independent-Sigma Society-Juke Box Best Mini Float-Phi Mu-Pink Cadillac Pomp Clowns Fraternity-Phi Sigma Kappa-Yellow Submarine Independent-Sigma Society-Disney Characters Sorority-Alpha Sigma Alpha-Koolaid Man Costume Clowns Independent-Tau Phi Upsilon-Vlllage People Fraternity-Delta Sigma Phi-Village People Sorority-Phi Mu-The Brady Bunch Paper Mache Clowns Sorority-Alpha Sigma Alpha-Jackson 5 Independent-Sigma Society-The Chipmunks Fraternity-Phi Sigma Kappa-Famous Leaders Best Clown-Delta Sigma Phi-Village People Jalopies Sigma Alpha-Boppin ' with the Bearcats Parade Supremacy Sorority-Phi Mu Fraternity-Phi Sigma Kappa Independent-Sigma Society House decs Greek- Delta Chi and Alpha Sigma Alpha-Out of This World Independent Sigma Society- The Wild Northwest Best House Decorations Delta Chi and Alpha Sigma Alpha- Out of This World Anticipating a crushing defeat to Missouri Southern, the Sigma Kappas and Alpha Sigma Alphas show their spirit and support with their first place float; " Rockin " Through the . ges. " The Homecoming parade highlighted the weekend ' s festivities. Homecoming 1 175 « 1 pockelt)ooks Although Norlh- wcsl managed to dodge financial aid cuts from the federal government, expen- ditures binded them into making their own cuts in vvori study. Federal regulations allowed 10 percent of un- spent work study money to carry over from year to year, however. Northwest got behind in the 1 994-95 academic year. The University spent not only the carry over funds that year, but also additional funds. Del Morley. director of Financial Assistance, said the University had more than $ 1 00.000 funds that year than they did in the 1 995-96 school year. " Sixty-si.v percent of regular student employ- ees would have had w ork study if we had had the funding for that. " Morley said. Although Morley said the 1996-97 year would not see any carry-over money, he was working on a proposal that would have increased the funds from .$385,000 to ,S584.000. This would have called for matching funds by the University, hut would have meant more money in the long run. The University was currently on a 25 percent federal. 25 percent institutional matching agree- ment, but Morley ' s proposal called for a 50 per- cent federal. 50 percent institutional agreement, which meant 50 percent of the federal funds would have been matched by 50 percent of insti- tutional funds. Morley said there was a good possibility that the increases would have gone through. " In principal. I think the recommendations were accepted by the cabinet. " Morley said. " We 176 Student Life would also have made every effort to make sure students received work study again and also a pay raise. " With the Republican takeover of Congress, cuts were definitely a top priority on the federal level. The House and Senate leadership reached an agreement to cut $5.9 billion from the student loan program over the next seven years. Specifically. Congress wanted to cut the direct- lending program, which allowed students to bor- row directly through the government by way of their financial aid office. This eliminated the middlemen, such as banks and lending institu- tions from the old loan system. But direct lending was not the only item Con- gress wanted to cut in order to reduce the deficit. The House of Representatives passed a general bill that included $47 million in financial aid cuts. The cuts included abolishing such programs as the Perkins Loan, the Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant and work study. Congress also discussed the possibility of ha - ing students begin paying back loans immedi- ately after college. Many students believed the cuts were too harsh and would hurt education. " I thought the government needed to spend more money on education, so they should not have (talked about) cuts in loans. " Meredith Reelitz said. " I thought education was important, it was worth spending money on. " No matter what the mood was among students, the tide of the country definitely turned to deficit reduction and for many that would mean support- ing cuts in financial assistance. By Chris Triebsch - V Kryslal Schmitt. who recciNc ' s work stLid) . mans the circulation desk at the Hbrary. Schmitt along s ith other students lost work study hours because of the lack of funds. Cashing her paycheck. Sharon Crawley receives her money from a cashier worker Lynetle Wells. The Uni ersity had a proposal to increase financial aid tunds from 5385.000 to $534,000. Christopher Dodson finishes the final paperwork for his unsubsidized loan at the Financial .Assistance Office. Congress was considering a bill that would abolish certain financial aid programs such as direct lending. Pell Grant and work study. Financial Aid 177 • • . • spiriting spooks -- 1 haunt Halloween Ghosts, ghouls, goblins and good times — Halloween struck again. Both the young at age and heart look part in the lrightcningl tun tradition. For many people, Halloween was a lime to dress up, party and get some free candy. A Halloween dance, sponsored by the Residence Hall Association, helped people who wanted to dress up and have a good time on campus. " 1 was e.xcited to see everybody dressed up and dancing, " Stacey McWilliams said. " I had so much fun dancing that I was sore the next day. " The party was not only limited to those who u anted to dance, but also gave people a place to ha e fun and party with friends. " It was a good time. " Joshua Roller said. " T didn ' t dance much ( usually ) and it got me moving, li was a pretty good parly. " Jiffy Pearson. RHA member, spearheaded the organization of the Halloween bash which had three times as many people attend than originally expected. Phi Mus sing " Pumpkin Bell s " as thc pumpkin carol at the Phi Sigma Kappa house. Phi Mu members gave a pumpkin to the residents of each house where they caroled. " Since my committee and I had never done anything like it. we had to ask for lots of manpower, especially that night. " Pearson said. " I had wanted to do a dance like that for years. We went everywhere and did lots of ( public relations ) on it and relied on word of mouth. " The Delta Chi fraternity members maintained their tradition of creating a haunted house which was open for anyone to attend on the nights of Halloween and the evening before. Approximately $800 was raised and donated to the American Red Cross. " The basement was the scariest because of the Lilian ghost played by Mark Dillenschneider. " Chad Ferris. Delta Chi member, said. The legend of Lilian Townsend was incorporated into the eerie atmosphere of the haunted house. According to legend, Townsend died while the house was being rebuilt from 1910 to 1912. She was buried in the basement and supposedly continued to haunt the house. From haunted houses to haunted halls, ghost decorations filled tlrst floor Douglas Hall when they w on the hall decorating contest sponsored bs North Complex Hall Council. Participants transformed their halls into creepy corridors. " We started about three hours before they judged, " Susie McAllister said. " We worked well under pressure. I was surprised when we won since we did not start on it the week before like everyone else did. " Regardless of what activities people decided to do. the spirits of the night could be seen emerging from the ground and sw ooping through the air to spook trick or treaters. By Tom Dcrringion 178 ifj Student Life Trick-or- ircaling in Douglas Hall. Charicc Doulhal and her lilllc brother Conner receive candy I ' rom resident Heather Herweck. The trick-or-treating event was sponsored by North Complex Hall Council. Dressed as the main character rom the movie " The Crow. " Donovan Spears stands out from Chris hipps. Robert Dierks and Robert Schnieder at the J.W. Jones Student Union Dell. Later in the evening, a Halloween dance was held ni the Union Ballroom. Ix-rily illuminated by the light streaming through the construction paper. Susie McAllister covers an overhead hall light with a jack-o ' -lantern face in preparation tor the North Complex haunted hall contest. McAllister and her first fioor Douglas niiormales won first pri c lor their etforts. Halloween |ly 179 Getting down and dirty, Denise Ottinger, dean of students, washes dishes during the Midnight Breakfast where administrators, faculty and staff served students on Study Day. Ottinger encouraged students to provide her w ith comments and concerns „ about student g hving ■ throughout the S year. £ 180 ?■ Academics Education and Background Outlook on vdiiiation: " Wc Ikivc ;i rougli ro;id ;ihc;id ol us: a lot ot lactors will alTccl changing dL ' ni(i;ji;i|iliiLA anil using tuition costs, " Otlinger said. " We need to fight lor student life and MiiAi al luilsidc ihc classriHiin experience. " • Bachelor ' s ol .Science — l-,nglishand l-.ducalion ( ceil: I led lo leach) from Bowling Green State in Ohiii. • Master ' s degree — College .Siudenl I ' ersonnel at Bowling Cireen. Michigan. • Ph.D. — Worked for 10 years then went back to school lo cam her doctorate in Higher Education in Administration trom Bowling Green Slate. " I focused on me and bettering myself, " Otlinger said. " 1 enjoyed being a student again. " Deiiise Ottinger Dean ot " Students Interview hy Christy Spoi ua I thought (Northwest) was the best-kept seeret in the Midwest. Put Northeast up to Northwest any day. (Northwest) has a more diverse group of students. — Denise Ottinser Work Outlook on work: (First years at Northwest) " I focused on being a dean who was visible and accessible. " Otlinger said. • Assistant Coordinator of Residential Life — Ashland University (private institution). Promoted to Director of Residential Life. • Complex director — Western Michigan University. • Coordinator of Residential Life — Saginaw Valley Slate College Iprimarilv commuter campus). • Director of Student Life — Austin Peay University in Tennessee. Promoted to Associate Dean of Students. • Dean of Students — Northwest Missouri State University (July 1990). Works with students, faculty and staff to promote the quality of student life. Organizations • Mortar Board — national honor organization. • Student Senate. • Missouri College Personnel Association. • Optimist Club — vice president. Hobbies ' Collects first edition signed books and reads murder myster_ women writers. ■ Collects Santa Clauses (a forever majiir in ' estmenl). ' Listens to a hodgepodge oi music (i.e. Kath Mattea. Belle Midler. Peter. Paul and Mary). ' Enjoys clogging. References Tlirc ' c people she would dine with and why: • Belie Midler - " She is such a cra person. She would be great lo have at a dinner table. " • Eleanor Roosevelt — " She was ahead of her time as she saw her role ahead of time. " • Dr. Jens Saddleme er — " 1 wish I could lei him know how much he did for me. " Denise Ottinger 181 Expanding Brcakinii from the tracJitional inuii c of a library, B.D. Owens Libriuy undergoes a technological transformation as well as a physical facelift midst the renovations affecting the buildings at Northwest, the B.D. Owens Library quietly remodeled with te s disruptions to its staffer students. The most visible changes, according to library director Dr. Patt VanDyke.came in the fomis of new light-blue carpeting and art that became " newly visible " due to changes in the directions of the reference colleciioii shelving. Another modification was the t removal of w hat VanDyke called = the " visually distracting signs " .£ hanging from the ceilings. The o brown-and-orange signs were - replaced by clear ones. J " I liked the colors and the reference collection was closer so it was easier to help people, " Carolyn Johnson, information librarian, said. Owens Librars . know n for its New carpet, in addition to the microfiche machines and upgraded CD-ROMs, were part of the renovations made to the B.D. Owens Library. The second floor of Owens Library was newly carpeted during the May intersession. Another big change on the second tloor was the purchase of four microfilm and microfiche copiers for $40,000. VanDyke said the quality of the reproductions was " tremendous " compared to the ones formerly used. Completing the renovations, the third lloor browsing collection was moved to the back I il the second floor. New divans and chairs were also placed ' there, providing a comfortable area for reading the newspapers and magazines housed in the collection. " (Renovations were) hectic and strenuous because I didn ' t know what was going to go on, " Adam Droegemueller said. " It would probably be more convenient and wduld look better. " state-of-the-art technologies, continued this Convenience was also increased by moving the tradition by remodeling its CD-ROM computer second tloor study area from a high-traffic area to terminals. VanDyke said " holes were chopped a quieter place near the east-side windows and the through the floors " so conduit could be laid, eliminating tangles of wiring. The new conduit was connected toeight new octagonalworkstatiims where the CD-ROM systems were housed. " The shelves (were) the biggest challenge to move, " Kelly Pedotto, second floor periodicals student worker, said. Machines similar to fork-lifts were used to raise addition of more group and team study tables throughout the library. Although three years were planned to complete the removal of some government documents that had proven too difficult to use, the majority of work was slated to be completed by the beginning of the 1 996-97 academic year. Owens Library, never strangled by the A group of Composition 1 12 students on a library tour watch as administration assistant Andy Scott shows them how to use a new Gateway 2000 computer. The computer lab added 24 Gateway 20()0s and live Power Macs. theshelvesoff the floor to move when laden with traditional image of a library, underwent these books, Pedotto said. reno ations to remain a leader in technology. B Marlie Saxton 18: Academics Library 183 Education Bob Henry Public Relations Officer Interview by Chris Triebsch I often said if I had devoted as much time to serious problems as I did to sports viewing. I could have cured cancer, or at least the common cold. — Bob Henry Outlook on vtluiulioii: " MHikl li.i c liki. ' i,l lo sec cilucilum ivl;iin imiiv basic cdLicaiuin. ' lIcniA said. " itiDughi ihcic as a icndcncN lo o er-suphist jcalc the approaches to education. It seemed to rue that cieineniai and secondan education did not devote enouuh lime lo the basics and the foundation ol all leainini;. Wt replaced thai u ith w hat seems, to me, to be It ills Hut u ilh, a lot iirsiuinysters are probabis more cducatec than I am. " • Bachelor ' s deiirce I ' cru .State Collesie m Nebraska. Master ' :iec — t ' ni ersilv ot Kansas. Work Outlook on work: ■■Sometimes the job became number one ami I shouklnl ha c let thai ha|ipcn, " llcnr said ■■But. that the lealits ol lile. " • Public relations — Peru State College. • .Assistant protessor ol journalism — Wichita Slate l!iii ersity ireali etl leaching was not his calling). • Public Relations Otiicer — Northwest in August PKi9. lie came alter being approached about the job b) Everett Brown, assistant to the president. Has served in this capacity since this lime and has worked under ihrei. University presidents. Found each of the these presidents to be demanding in their own ways. He was an, iou under each transition, but in retrospect he said there was nothing to be anxious about. I • Relirement; Plans lo lake it tor a while and do ■■virtually nothing. " " I suspected I would he investigating other opportunities before too long, " Henry said. " I had a leu things ir mind but I didn ' t want to do anything full time. 1 at least planned on being in Maryville in ihe lorcsccabk future. " Hobbies and Personal Favorites Enjoys playing golf. ' Sports junkie. ' Enjoys reading newspapers and spends the first hour of his day reading them. ' Does not have a favorite movie, but said he has probably w alched ■■Gone w ith the Wind " more than any one, ' Listens to Biu Band music. Experiences Outlook on experiences: ■■Sometimes, I enjoyed being permitted to be involved in many activities of thd University, both in publicizing them as well as being a part of many of the decision making processes, " Henry said. • Recovery of the 1979 Administration Building fire and preparing a marketing approach to sell the recovery to the governor and the general assembly for funds to help take care of the damages. He did not lobby, though; • Enjoyed the tremendous support he has received from family, admmislration, faculty and students. • The staff he helped employee at the University was rewarding. References Three people he would dine with and why: • ' Family is terribly important to me. " Henry said. • Carolyn Henry (his wile). • Ann Slough, Mark Henry and Kirk Henry (his children). • His urandchildren. 184 Academics Public- Relations Officer. Bob Henry, practices his golf swing in his L ' niversity olTice. Henry ended over 5 20 years of o service to • Northwest g when he 1 retired at the [7 end of the fall 5 semester. Bob Henry 185 Elementary, n ear Student Horace Mann Elementary School provides an education for primary ' students while teaching education majors skills for their future occupations ' hile college students learned skills for students to enroll their child in the program, their future occupational endea ors. The teacher was assisted by a full-time or half- elementary school children dili gently lime graduate student. The number of practicum worked to learn the three Rs. Horace Mann Elementary School, a private elementary school which served children nursery through 6th grade. provided an education for students, young and old. A formerelementary. middle and high school in the 1950s, ra Horace Mann down-scaled its m a. Size to develop a lab school designed to aid in the curriculum .« of education majors at 6 Northwest. Education majors, .o whose emphasis was language o arts, math, science or social Q- sludies, taught the classes w hile a teacher coordinated activities. " The teacher had a meeting every week with the practicum students from each of the four areas to coordinate the week ' s activities, " Joyce Richardson, assistant director of Horace Mann, said. " These meetings would give the students direction, so the teachers were more like facilitators orcoordinators. They w alked around and observ ed to see if the practicum students w ere having any problems and to be there for guidance. " Each grade had a maximum of 25 students. Applications were chosen on a first come, first serve basis with few restrictions. While the school lacked specific resources for special-needs students, the amount of attention students received sometimes encouraged parents of special-needs Diligently working on his Squaw Creek project. David Gibson- Cornelia tills in his data sheet for class. Cornelia said his class went to the creek to observe wildlife. 186 i students in each section varied by how many students were enrolled in the class. Because Horace Mann pro- ided a learning environment forits future teachers. Northwest allowed the private school to utilize facilities on campus such as the swimming pool. Mary Linn Performing Arts Center a nd other resources. " Everyone was absolutely wonderful and cooperati e. " Richardson said. " The Uni- versity w orked very clcsely with us to make sure we had everything we needed. " Horace Mann had a waiting list for children whose parents wanted them enrolled. Music teacher Nina Schnieder reinembeied when the situation was much worse. " There w as ajoke that if you w anted yourchild enrolled in Horace Mann, you had to sign them up before they were even bom, " Schnieder said. The school ' s administrators were working hard at absolving the waiting list, but demand was high, not only from Mary v ille. but the surrounding areas as well. With a high demand of students and a high supply of instructors. Horace Mann offered an education to both elementary students trying to advance to the next grade and college students try ing to ad ance to a real job. B Mike Johnson t f Academics I oinriiy Black ind Krisly ) e n n e h e y , ;jr;iduateassis- lani. hold a siring during recess. Stu- nts at North- Acst took ad- antage of the hands-on ex- perience of the elementary school. Working on a mind map of Squaw Creek. Lynelte Tappemeyer hammers away at the fourth grade projects along v iih a couple of students. Helping students grow mcniall was a goal of Horace Mann instructors. Horace Mann Education and Background • C ' hiisiian BuhIilms ( " olloyc I ' ivp;ilor (CliC). a p.niKhial school — Si. l.ouis. •.Si.T (. linM.iriiK ' slorihiVL ' i.-ais. lie scr al.ii ( ' .iiiip lViHlkloii,.i inilii.ii piisoii loi Anicncaii prisoners :oun niarlialcJ lioiii arioiis i.-oiiiilrics. • Sor od at TuciU -NiiK ' I ' alms in ( ' alilornia, ••! lowtl ihc desert and beyan to appreciate its bcaut . ' ■ • Bachelor ol Arts in liiylish. minor m .S|ianish — North Texas Stale Uni ersiiy. • Master ' s decree in Secondars School Ailniinistiation — North Texas Unisersity. • Ph.D. in Hiiijlish l-Alucation — Llni ' ersit ol Missouri. Joseph Ryan Work Dean of the College of Education and Human Services Interview by Mike Johnson t ultimately want to make a difference. That would he the ultimate question — Did I make a difference? We are not objective enough to say that about ourselves. Someone else has to say it. — Joseph Ryan • Taiiiihl tiiiglish and Spanish in Illinois. • Taught in St. Louis at Chaiiiinade. • Taught in Flagstaff. Ari .. at Northern Arizona State Uni ersity for eight years. During this period a leave of absence was taken for a year to become Assistant Superintendent m f:)eer Valley school district in Deer Valley, Ariz. • Dean of College Education and Human Services al Northwest. Hobbies • Plays tennis and rides bicycles. He particularly enjoys soccer. He went to see the World ' s Cup. • Reads spy noNcls. romance in a generic sense. • Travels a lot, especially to see family. Family • Rosalie ( v ife ), an RN-BSN at Mary ville Health Care. They went to elementary school together and met through church. • Kathleen (daughter) married to Lance Button. Has two children — Patrick and Nathaniel. • Kevin (son) mamed to Sharin. He works for the Environmental Protection Agency as a scientist. • Keith (son) married to Sarah. He is a physician. They ha e one daughter. Molly Maureen, and live in Arizona. References • Joseph Ryan, father — " There wasn ' t any thing special about him. He was a good man. I loved my father er much because he was always there and taught me the things I needed to know. " • Brother George — an English teacher at CBC. -g I- • Sisters of St. Joseph — " They all taught me a love of learning. They required a discipline 188 Academics Joseph Ryan . 189 Experimental rocCuction M Pursuing an interest in theatrical involvement, students lead themselves into successful lab series performances howcasini: lalcnt. Noilhwesi sUidcnls slrovc for the spotlight in the lah series. Theater students sought an opportunity to put their creative Hair on stage. The lab series was designed to give students opportunities to experiment with their theatrical knowl- edge and to learn more about the staging and production of theater. " The purpose of the lab se- ries was to provide anyone in the University community work on a theatrical production -g that wouldn t normally tit into jE the main stage. " Mark Yarns, g " assistant theater professor. S said. The lab series was an outlet 2 o which gave new opportunities £ for people on main stage pro- ductions. " The series offered a lot of first chances, especially for di- rectors. " Yarns said. In spring 1995. the theater department selected a number of dales for the following academic year ' s lab series. After the dates were finalized, students were selected to exhibit a production or to participate in the series. Students could participate in the lab series by designing a show, directing, designing sets, de- signing costumes, being stage managers or acting. The week before the shows started, students were given the opportunity to rehearse using the stage. Each show was presented twice, once on Roy. played by thealcr inajDr Shad Ramsey, reminisces outside the Lone Star Bar during a rehearsal of the lab series production, ' " I9. ' i3 Pink Thundcrbird. " Inlorniation about the crew, managers, de- signers and technical director as well as informa- tion about auditions, rehearsals, costs and pre- ferred performance dates all had to approved before the performance, explained Tracey Yogel, who directed her second play in fall 1993. After selected by faculty, the director was given a $40 budget and could then contact all of the staff to select a re- hearsal schedule, which was normally three weeks long but became much shorter. " It was concentrated time: we only had 24 hours of re- hearsal time, " Yogel said. " We really had to put our noses to the grindstone. " The staff then selected other participants, such as ac- tors and a lighting crew. After practices started, there was a weekly production meeting to make sure everything was coming together smoothly and seeing that " everyone got together about perlor- mance and technical ends, " Yogel said. Finally , after months of preparation and weeks of practice, it was show time. During a reception following each performance, the play was dis- cussed and critiqued by a mentor chosen by the director, designers, actors and stage managers. Using the lab series as a chance to express a theatrical interest and desire, students completed | productions on their own. Having a budget and a Friday evening and again Saturday afternoon in set show time, the bright lights of the main stage the Charles Johnson Theatre. were calling upon their creativity and talent. By Angela Wheeler 190 Entertainment fl t ' V - ■ z ■ fS i H ,J :, 1 NJ ■ MV ' ' ■ ' " 11 I V li? • i. , I r »y vm 1 i J 1 s l Mfc .r. i 1 jji Wya 1 Haiiie. played v RS ! H by Alison ■ ' ' ' l ■ Mizerski. and .Amy Lee. played by K!( H Kerr Koenig, discuss their li es in a re- hearsal of ■■1955 Pink 1 m l! 4lll l 1 Thunderbird. " The James McClure play was directed by theater ma- jor Tracey Vogel who, like other di- rectors of lab series plays, gained first- hand experi- ence through the program. Lab Series , 191 Roil DeYoung Dean of the College of Professional and Applied Studies Interview hy Aniiiihlci McMciniiicil (When DeYoung was younger) I didn ' t know for sure what I wanted to do when I grew up, hut I knew I didn ' t want to do what I was having to do. — Ron DeYouns Education and Background Outlook on education: " 1 a I ' irsl genciallun L ' nllciiL ' sUkIlmh. " DcWuiriy said, " 1 was ihi. ' UHingcsl ol ' fivcchiklivi) m m lamils. And ii iiui been lt ' iai. ' onimiinil Liillcyi; in m Iuhik ' lovvn, 1 probably wcuild ha c ml-nlt gone " • Muskcgnn Coniniunil) College in Mulligan. • Bachelor ot Science Business Adminislraiion — Wcslern Michigan t ' ni ersiiy. • Master ' s degree — Wesiern Michigan l ' ni ersii . • Ph.D. — Noilhcrn Illinois I ' niversiiy. Work Outlook on work: " . I best reward is working wilh laciillv and sliidenls to help make ihe rLilure better. " DeYoung said. " 1 am commiiled to the notion ot continuous improvement. 1 gel up every morning and think about the I ' un day 1 am going to have. The belter day I am going to have, belter than yesterday. I try lo figure out w ays to improv e ihai and lo help other people. I gel discouraged really easily about people who get up every morning and gripe and dislike what ' s going lo happen the rest of the day . " • .Assistant Professor — Western Michigan L ' niversily. Promoted to associate professor, then lull professor and tenure. Was a department chair for i i ears then an associale dean lor li e sears. • Dean of the College of Professional and .Applied Studies — Northwest Missouri State Uni ersity. Hobbies • Play s tennis and goes lo University fitness center three or four times a week. • Ran a couple of marathons. Ran six days a week until he had back surgery and hasn ' t been able to run since. • Reads the Cliroiiiclc ofHifilicr Education and the USA Today, which publish reading lists of the books thai are being read on college campuses. He goes down the list and if he hasn ' l read al least two of the books in the top 1 0. he goes out and reads them. Reads Sue Grafton ' s mysteries and John Grisham ' s novels. • Goes camping with his travel trailer. Enjoys hiking while camping but is not a fisherman or hunter. " I go and observe. I hunt with binoculars. " While the De Youngs were camping in Yellowstone National Park, his wife needed to go to the to the bathroom, she tried to lea e their camper but there was a buffalo 4 to . " feet outside the door. On a separate incident. DeYoung was attacked by a wild turkey. • Enjoys movie classics. One of his favorite movies is " The Bridge Over the River Kwai. " • Listens to soft rock. Family ' Wife is a program specialist for the First United Methodist Church. ' Eldest daughter Laura works at Kiddie Castle. ' Becky, the youngest, is attending graduate school at University of Missouri-Kansas City. ' Three cats and one dou. References People w horn DeYoung associates with are intelligent, like to converse about difference things, are considerate and have somethinii to contribute lo the conversation. 192 Academics i.- i Ron DcVoung exercises in the University fitness center in Lamkin Activity Center. DeYdung said he u as conslanlh IrNin;: Id iinprine and make e er day belter than the da before Ron DeYoung 193 Jeremy Poynler, Talent Development Center tutor, assists Joey Turk with her chemistry assignment. Sixteen TDC employees helped over 650 students over the course of one semester. Writing Center graduate assistant Kim Piatt guides composition student Heather Toole through an assignment. Composition 101 and 110 students visited the Writing Center as part of their class while 1 1 1 and 1 1 2 students w ere encouraged to use the facilitv as well. 194 Academics Student Aid Talent Development Center and the Writini Center i ive those looking for additional help in education an academic hand in more than just the three R ' s - " utors of the Talent Development Center and the Writing Center were the saviors lor students ' acadeinie problems. The TDC offered student-led study groups in a wide variety of rigorous eourses, ranging from aceounting to zoology. ■ " Si, hundred and fifty three students visited the TDC and 1.1 19 hours were spent during the fall semester 1 MM?, " Pat Nodes, TDC office manager, said. The subjects most students requested help with were mathematics for 93 students; chemistry for « 49 students; and bioloiiv for 45 students. , n tutors were needed, they were 2 selected on a GPA basis from all of the applicants to the TDC. There were six graduate and eight undergraduate tutors and 10 siudenl leatlers for a supplemental study program. Jeremy Poynter. an undergraduate biology and chemistry tutor, had tutored for three and one-half years. He regularls worked eight to 10 hours per week. Poynter, hov e er. trieil lo tutor unprc|iared students. " ■| thought one of the things a tutor had to do was explain the subject material in many different ways, because teachers only had lime to teach the material in one way, " Poynter said. " M Job was to find out what was the best way for students to see (the point). ' " Dennis Cord, a compoMUon sUidciu, looks up a uord in the dictionary while working on a composition assignment in the Writing Center. The tutoring did help and was renected in students " grades. " Most students I tutored got As. which made me so happy. " ' Poynter said. " I liked tutoring because I could remember what I learned before by tutoring. " The Writing Center, another academic service, offered assistance for English composition. They also offered help on business letters and professional forms such as a career applications. Some students wondered about the differences between the TDC and the Writing Center in tutoring compositions. The main difference was that the TDC tutored in all subjects while the Writing Center was for writing. Tutors were chosen from graduate English major and under- graduates w ho had completed a writing practicum course. Students taking English 101 or 1 10 were required to go to the Writing Center twice a week for a writing lab. " The major pur|iose ot the Writing Center was to let students be better writers, " Brenda Ryan, Writing Center director, said. " The process of w riling was the most important. " " The TDC and the Writing Center offered academic .services to students who were willing to ask for help. With the help of these centers, people became stronger students and stonger academically. B Toru Yamauchi Writing and Talent Development Center 195 Speaking of her recent (ravels [o China. Francis Shipley, interim dean of the arts and sciences, presents a lecture during Geography Awareness Week. As a professor, chairwoman of the human environmental sciences and interim dean of the arts £ and sciences, " Shipley kept « a busy 5 schedule and S was rarely at ■§ home. Q- 196 , Academics Education and Background Otillook on educat ion on (lie collcfn ' level: I he ii ci;ill jioal lor going lo college is an " overall pre|xiraliiin lor heing a prochicine Lili en. " • liailk-lor ' s ilegree Norlhvvesi Missouri Siale Universily. • Master ' s degree — Iowa Stale Universily. I ' ll. I), - llniversilv of Missouri. Work Frances Shipley Professor, Chairwoman of Human Environmental Sciences and Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Interview by Riibx Dittmer When Students are more involved in the education they get, they become more active learners. There will be an evolution in the way we carry out the educational process and the way students arc involved. — Frances Shipley .hool leaeher — Grundy Center and Coon Kapids. Iowa. • Protessor - Norlhwesl. ll wa.s her first opportunity lo leach at Ihe college level and also one year after she received her master ' s degree. She came lo Northwest on a irial basis lo see if she would like it. " What might have been two years has turned into 2S years, " Shipley said. " It has been a good experience. " • Professor, Chairperson of the Human fcinvironmenlal Sciences Department and interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences — Northwest. She was named Ihe interim dean when Gerald Brown left the position as interim dean. While the search for a new dean was ongoing, Shipley was selecled to till the position. As dean, acted as a liaison between ihe lacultv and administration. Family ' Grew up m Burlinulon Junction. Mo., m a farm. Oldest of lour brothers and one sister. • Her family is important lo her, and while she cannot spend as much time with them as she w ould like because they live across parts of Missouri, K ansas and Oklahoma, they still play a vital role in her life. She also has 1 3 nieces and nephews, eight step nieces and nephew s and three great- nephews. Hobbies • Yard work and mowing and pruning her yard and llower gardens. • Enjoys walking outside. • Enjoys reading — She likes reading Maya Angelou and books about China. She recently visited that country. The last book she read was " The Wild Swans. " a book about three ueneralions of women in China. Favorite Trip • She and a friend rode in a plane that lieu into the Grand Cany on, and she look pieUires looking up at the mounlains. " That was a real experience, " Shipley said. " ll was great to ha e done. 1 would never do it again. It took me awhile lo get my legs back. " References Three people she would dine with and why: • i;ieanor Rooses ell - W hen Shiplcs attended Norlhwesl as an undergraduate. Roosevelt spoke al Northwest and was an mspiralum to Shipley. • Dean oi the College o Family and Consumer Sciences at ISU — A real mentor, • Her molher — A great supporter throughout her life. Frances Shipley 197 Dean of ihc College of Arts and Sciences Taylor Barnes heads a department chair meeting in Colden Hall. Barnes brought over 20 years of educational 5 and military § expenence to « the position g he was recently § appointed to. f 198 ■ ' ' ' ' Academics Education and Background Taylor Barnes Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Iiilcrvicw by Marlic Sii.xtou When we talked about technology ' s role in education, we were not talking about computers in the classroom, we were talking about enhancing the learning process. — Taylor Barnes Outlook on luliicalioii: ' I ihmk ihat, in ihe broad sense, education prepares you lor your world ol vsurk — in terms of the rest olyour life. " Barnes said. " Education will provide the prerequisite lor (he basis of lulfillins: the demands of the world of work. " • lliLknian lliyli Sciiool in Columbia. Mo. • Uni ersit of Missouri-Columbia — Bachelor ' s degree • l ' ni ' ersiiy of Missoun-Coliinibia — Master ' s degree • l)ni ersitv of Illinois — Doctorate Work • Member of the ROTC while an undergraduate at the University of Missouri-Columbia. • Commissioned into the Air Force for 20 years where he was an intelligence officer and specialized in the Middle East. • Eaculix member of the .Air Force .Academy in Colorado Springs. Colo. • Spent one ear on scbatical lea e at the Pentagon. • Chair of Geography Department at .Air Force Academy. • Chair Associate Professor of Geology Geography at Northwest. • Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Northwest. Hobbies [:iilo_ s v alking. Likes pla ing golf. Readinc Colin Pouell ' s book. " Mv American Journev. Family About family: " 1 grew up in central Missouri. " Barnes said. " I ha e two brothers and one sister. I was married in college and have two daughters: one is a high school speech teacher in Colorado, the other is in the Child and Family Sciences master ' s program at the University of Kentucky. Unusual Experience Culture shock: " My first experience using a Middle Eastern toilet. " Barnes said. " There was no tiMlet paper. Hey. I had to figure out what to do to use itl " References Three people I would dine with: • Gen. David Jones — Chief of Staff of the .Air Force. " We worked together on a Social .Actions Program to combat racism which was prevalent in the .Air Force in the 1960s and 1970s: I was a Social Issues Officer. " • Gen. John C. Rees — " He w as an instrumental person in allow ing me to use geography in the Air Force in 1 915. He is the one w ho suggested 1 teach at the .Air Force Academy. He also helped me gel the job there. " • James Irw in — " He was the astronaut that thought he could find Noah ' s Ark on Mount .Ararat in the Middle East. I worked with him as a geography director. " Taylor Barnes 199 Defending court Cats win conference jft was a banner year for the Northwest men ' s tennis team as ihes finished with an overall record of 22-4 and a final ranking of 1 1 ih in the nation for Di ision II schools. The team, coached b Mark Roseuell. went undefeated (6-0) in the MI A A. and also w on the conference and regional championships. " " Southw est Baptist and Washburn University were probably our toughest conference opponents. " Rosewell said. " That was the first time we ever beat Southwest Baptist. It was a big deal for us. " Rosewell credited the whole team for the successful season and he added that having 15 men on the team made for a lot of depth. Some oul-of-conference opponents that stuck out in Rosewell " s mind were Southern Illinois University at Edwards- ville and Central Oklahoma. " On some of the weaker teams in the conference, our second si, could have beaten them; that ' s how strong we were, " Rosewell said. Eduardo Jarolim was Northwest ' s top player and finished the season ranked in the top 25 in the nation. Some other key players were Dave Subrt. who won the doubles That was the Grst time we ever beat Southwest Baptist, Mark Rosew ell said. It was a big deal for us. " in the conference, and Dave Mende ,, who finished the year 25- 1 . Rosewell said one player who really surprised him was Nick McFee, who moved up from No. 6 to No. 5 on the team, and won at the national tournament. " Nick ' s desire to try harder and make himself better made the team pull together to improve our indi idual skills. " player Steve Ptasnik said. Rosewell said he would like to see the Bearcats finish the next season ranked in the top 10 in the nation. One such way would be to keep a solid team that can work together. " Having 1 5 members made the intra-squad camp better. " Ptasnik said. " This provided great practice and the critiques made our game strategies better. " Although Northwest was competitive with schools such as Southwest Baptist and Washburn, the team did not have the same scholarship money support. Schools with extra scholarship money had an advantage because they could give more scholarships and attract more players. Beating these fully-funded teams was an accomplishment. " We did all this, and a lot of people didn ' t realize this, but we got by with just one in-state scholarship, which was about $5,000. " Rosewell said. " When a team was beaten and they had that much more money than you did. I thought that was a remarkable accomplishment. " The lack of scholarship money, however, did not stop the team from their winning year. By Jim Miller Hitting the seasons highlights Kdu.irdo Jarolim Tennis player Eduardo Jarolim was ranked in the top 25 tennis players in the nation. arolim ended his tennis-plaving career at Northwest with a 19-7 singles record and a 25-4 doubles record. Jarolim with Dave Subrt won the MIAA doubles championship. The team posted a third place fmish in the Phil White (26-3 in 1973) have the record. Emporia State Universitv Invitational. Thev also were runners-up at 3 4 singles, 5 6 singles Eduardo Jarolim was ranked 24th in the and 3 doubles. nation among tennis players. Try-Stan Crook, Nick McFee and Dave The team won the Midwest Regional in Mendezwere named MIAA singles champions. Topeka, Kan. MIAA doubles champions were Eduardo Jarolim and Dave Subrt. Jony Leitenbauer and Dave Mendez placed 2nd in the competition as well as Nick McFee and Tony Biasing. The Northwest team defeated Southwest Baptist for the first time. The win was the 21st dual match ' ictory ot the season breaking the previous record of 20 set during the 20-7 season of 1982. " Dave Mendez, with a record of 25-1, won Eduardo Jarolim and Jony Leitenbauer took more singles matches in a season than any Bear- 2nd and 3rd place in MIAA competition while cat since Jim Gerstner in 1982. Gerstner and Dave Subrt took 4th. 200 ' ■ Sports lAki;irdii J.moIimi lln ' .;ltk ihc h;ill h;ick to his opponcni. Jarolim ended his collegiate tennis playing eaieer v ilh a l ' )-7 singles record. NickMcl-ec slams his return during a match at the MIAA champion- ships. Mcl- ' cc was (he No. 5 seed MI. . champion with a record ol Jony Leitenbauer prepares 10 return the ball in the match against Soulh- u c s t Baptist University. I Men ' s Tennis , .. 201 Young nctters IndinMIAA Coming short Aionica Seles staged a hcrakk-a rcium and Sieiri Ciral ucn cl another grand slani, but some ol the most evening women ' s lennis aetion happened at Northwest. Faeing lough eompetition and the exit ot two ke plasers. the women ' s tennis team persevered to a 15-4 reeord and a seeond place tlnish in the MIAA eonlerence. The year began on a high note as the three-lime detendmg MIAA champions opened with dual wms o er Central Oklahoma and Emporia State. These wins set the pacC as the team went on to post another dual victory overthe University of Southern Colorado and St)uthem Illinois by identical scores of 6-1 in matches. Shcrri Casady recalled her doubles match with Lucy Caputo as her most memorable match. " LucN and I were playing against Colorado. " Casady said. " We were down 6-3 and we went on to win the the game 9- 7. Everybody thought we were out of it, but we knew we weren ' t. " The Bearcats shut out Baker University. Casady played her first collegiate singles match w inning 6-0. She then joined Caputo to Lasinfi the final inatch in the conference tournament was hard, Lia Ruix said. As well as losing two of our best players front last year. " beat the BU doubles team ol ' Ann Mill and Ham I lalc. Not every game was victorous; however, as the " Cats saw its three-year MI AA tournament championship stopped by Northeast Missouri State at the cimference championship tournament during the final matches. Even though the loss ended the team ' s winning streak. Caputo said it was not necessarily a low point. " We almost upset Northeast in the conference tournament, and they were a really good team. " Caputo said. " They were supposed to win comfortably, but it came down to the last couple matches. 1 still would have liked to have gone four for four (consecutive conference championships). " The team suffered the loss of two four-year players as Julie Caputo and Cara Fritz graduated. According to Lucy, the losses did make a difference. " We were not as strong as we were when they were here. " Lucy said. " When a team loses two players as good as Julie and Cara. it will suffer. We had some strong freshmen, though, and they will only get better. " Lia Ruiz, who placed second in singles and first in doubles at the MIAA tournament, said she thought the changes were difficult. " Losing the final match in the conference tournament was hard, as well as losing two of our best players from last year. " Ruiz said. With a 15-4 record, though, the team had reason to celebrate with a winning season behind it and arowth for the seasons ahead. By Mike Johnson Hitting the seasons highlights Lu. C.i;m.iIo Tennis player " I played the best game ot my life, " Luc y Caputo said. " I was playing bet- ter than I have in mv life. I could ha e beaten Monica Seles that day. " Caputo won the match, the last ot her college career, for a ML A No. 2 singles championship. The Northwest women ' s tennis team placed second in Midwest Regionals. The ' Cats slipped past the LIniversity of Minnesota-Duluth before tailing to Cameron University. ► sisters Maria and Felitsa Groumoutis were each champions in doubles tennis with partners Andi Schneider and Sherri C asaday respectively. ► Sophomore Maria Groumoutis aced her way to an MIAA single championship in No. 5 singles tennis with a 20-2 record tor the season. ► For her career, Lucv Caputo was 72-21 in singles with three MIAA single titles and two MIAA doubles championships to her credit. ► Freshman Sherri Casady placed second in No. 6 singles and Lia Ruiz placed second in No. 3 singles at the MIAA conference. The Bearcats ended the season with a 15-4 record in regular season play and a 2nd place finish to Northeast Missouri State at the MIAA conference. The team lost two senior leaders: Julie Caputo and Cara Fritz. 202 Spoils iff " Ericca Marshall keeps her eye on the ball as she pre pares lo serve. The women ' s tennis learn loss against Northeast Missouri Slate ended their three-year winning streak in the MIAA lourna- nienl. Andi Schneider attacks with a rorcelui backhand in an attempt to win the point. Schneider ended the season with a 4th place finish at the MIAA louinamcnl .md a I 3-10 record. l-ollowing through :lh her backhand. Lucy Caputo attempts to defeat another opponent. In her Northw est career, Caputo had a 72-2 1 singles record and earned three singles titles and two doubles champion.ships in MIAA competition. Women ' s Tennis 203 Jell Fogcl strains to beat his t ' oni|iclitn)ii diiriiii; Ihc pole vault at the inaugural MIAA NCX " Tiaek and Held Shiiudoun held ai Riekenhiode Sta- dium. Fogcl set his individual best auli in Apnl with a height of 15-7. Beareat tiack eoach Ron DeShoii cheers as high- jumper Kerry Doetker clears the bar during prac- tice at Rickenbrode Stadium. Doetker ' s best Jump of the season s as 5-9. Sprinter Ezra Whorley breaks out of the blocks during the 200- ■§ meter dash. Whodey finished 2nd with a time of 22.16 seconds, o 204 Sports J Hurdling ' odds Tracksters lOC wveather injuries In ;m alhlclic season, mic musi be prepared lor ihe unexpeelecl. Injuries, wealher problems and seheduling etjnlliels were things ilie Norlhuest iraek teams eoped with during their record-breaking season. Because i l the spring semester ' s weather, the lirst hah ol the season was held indoors — a new experience for st)me team members. One ot " the first meets took the Bearcats to the University of Missouri All-Comers meet. Two freshmen w omen. Jacshelle Sasscr and Brandy Haan. proved they could compete w ilh upperclassmen h L|iialitying for the indoor national track meet. The men ' s team also performed well with Jason Yoo w inning the 4()0-meter dash and Mitch Dosland winning the triple jump. Dosland said he w ished there would have been more indoor meets. " I fell like I jumped better indoors, " Dosland said. " One of my personal goals w as to be an All- American, and I achie ed that in the indoor season. " The " Cats also competed in two intra-squad meets, pitting Northwest athlete against Northwest athlete. " The meets gave the athletes the opportunity of competing against each other, " Richard Alsup, men ' s track coach, said. " The allowed the athletes to stay sharp in competition. " The meets helped him identify the team ' s strengths and weaknesses. One tradition both teams had was a trip to Te.xas during spring break. Many members from the men ' s and women ' s teams competed in meets at Sam Houston L ' ni ersity and Texas A M University. The women ' s team won both meets while the men ' s team took 4th place at the Sam Houston meet and 2nd at Texas A M. Ron DeShon. women ' s track coach, said the trip vsas simply a way to keep the team together and disciplined during that week. " You have two options at spring break: one. turn your kids loose or two, try to find a way to keep them. " DeShon said. DeShon said injuries were one of the difficulties the women ' s team had. Kathy Kearns, who set school records in the 1 , 500-meter, 3,200-meter and .S.OOO-meter runs, and Haan had to drop from competition due to injuries. .• ccording to DeShon, the main weaknesses of the women ' s team were skills in distance running, hurdles and sprints. For strengths, he said national qualifiers Sasser and Kerry Doetker were an asset. He also mentioned Tasha Godreau, who helped lead younger team members, and distance runner Renata Eustiee, who was overlooked throughout much of the season due to the amount of talent on the team. Alsup said the entire team had a good work ethic. Hard work not only allowed the team to cope with the unexpected, but also o ercome it and ha e a record-breakinsz season. I felt like I jumped better indoors. One of my personal oals ivas to be an All-Ameriean, Mitch Dosland said. I achieved that in the indoor season. By Keith Rydberg Hitting the season s highlights Women placed 2nd and men placed 5th in the Central Missouri State Classic. Brandy Haan broke the school record tor the 55-meter by running it in 7.16 seconds. Luc Van Grootel ran the 400-meter hurdles Tasha Godreau set the heptathalon in 53.29 seconds April 22, setting a new personal stadium record with 4,551 points during best. MIAA competition. Carrie Sindelar ran the 800-meter in 2 minutes 19 seconds, placing tlrst in the Nike CMSU Classic. .Men placed 4th and women placed . rd in .Ml.V.- Championship. Renata Eustiee placed 2nd in MI. . , running the 1000-meter in Sminutes 4 seconds. Jason Yoo ran the 400-meter dash . pril 27 in 49.66 seconds, which was a personal best. Women ' s track and tleld team was ranked first in NCAA Division II. Cody Buhrmeister led the men ' s squad to victor)- by running the 1 10-meter high hurdle in 14.97 seconds and 3rd place tniish in the 400- hurdles in 57.42 seconds. " The tlrst time I broke the school record, I telt happv but I didn ' t meet mv goal, " Jacshelle Sasser said. " My goal was set higher than the record. " Jacshelle Sasser Triple jumper Sasser broke the high jump record with 5- 9 inches, still not meeting her own goal ot 6 feet. Track 205 Photo by Chris Tucker Brenda Ritland stretches for the ball as an Emporia player runs toward first. The 3-0 Emporia victory contributed to a North- west 20- 1 2 season record. Tania Autele rears back to launch a ball. The pitching staff boasted 20 strikeouts, setting a record for the most strikeouts in a season. Natalie Lesko dashes toward tlrst as Lisa Flynn runs home. Lesko hit the two-run homer in the third inning, leading to a 3-0 victory over Emporia State. Coach leads the way ill Ilmids 111 aii spoil, a likilIiiiil ' Llumgc means cunlusiDii, .ul|iislmciil and diminished sulx ' css. I ' or the Bcarcal sol ' iball team, Iiowovlm ' , a cuaching change seemed to be jusi what the doctor ordered. Just vveok.s before the sea.son was set to begin, (layla Steenbeigen. a Northwest sot ' tball fixture for 13 years, resigned to assume an administrative post in the Kansas City school district. Sleenbergen " s vacancy was soon filled on an interim basis by Patrick Murphy. Murphy, a NCAA Division I Southwestern Louisiana former assistant coach, said he thought his team was quietly apprehensive about him because he came from such a successful program. " " I thought (the team) was scared ot me at first, " Murphy said. " They were afraid I would see them in action and wonder what I was doing here with this team. " Northwest had its first winning season since 1987 with a 7-9 record in MIAA which was good enough for fourth place in the North Division and a postseason playoff spot. In the MIAA championships in Shawnee, Kan., the ' Cats fired on all cylinders as they blanked Missouri Southern State College, the No. 1-ranked team in NCAA Division II. 8-0. In that game, pitcher Jennifer Spencer shut out the Lady Lions, allowing only two hits the entire game. " We really wanted to beat Missouri Southern and we came out strong and got all the breaks, " Spencer said. " They didn ' t expect any competition from us so when we started winning, they didn ' t know what tt) do. " i 1 like cnamps lollouing ihe championshi[is. five ' Cats were named lo all- Mi AA teams. Shortstop Natalie Lesko was voted second-team all- Mi AA by the conference coaches. Third baseman Karen Hogel, catcher Jacque Burkhart, outfielder Leslie Howard and Spencer were named to the honorable mention squad. Despite the winning season. Murphy was unable lo coach Northwest softball in 1996. Murphy lacked a master ' s degree which the permanent teaching position required. " I was disappointed. " Murphy said. " We had a great year, but 1 understood the University ' s position. I knew it was an interim position, and I also knew if I liked it, it would be hard to leave. " The disappointment was not limited lo Murphy, because his players also felt the loss. " We were all disappointed, " pitcher Kristi Sweeney said. " When he got the job. we didn ' t know how good of a coach he really was. " With a new coach and a new attitude, the " Cats realized their full potential and set the standard for Bearcat softball teams. By Matthew Breen I thouffht (the team) %vas scared of me at first, Patrick Murphy said. They were afraid I ¥ould sec them in action and wonder what I was doing here... Hitting the seasons highlights ' Cats posted its first winning season since the 1987 team. Kelly Randies set an individual record ot 1 7 stolen bases. They tied for the second-highest single- season win total in school histor) ' . First team toeverbeatNo. 1-ranked Division 11 team Missouri Southern 8-0. Kerri Johnson had the most pinch hits in the Bearcats earned a record 15 RBIs in a game . Olivet. Thev finished higher in the MIAA tournament than any Bearcat team since 1985. The team ' s ERA improved from 2.94 to 1.92. KeUv Matthews pitched the tlrst no-hitter in tour years. Conference leader Jennifer Spencer pitched the most strikeouts per seven innings. Jacque Burkhart and Natalie Lesko set a record ot 10 double;, in a season. The ' Cats set a new team record ot 67 stolen bases. " With mid- season coaching changes it allowed us, as players and individuals, to realize how important softball was and to develop a team concept, " Kristi Sweenev said. Softball 207 Roiiiidiii - the • bases Team earns playoff berth R ctlcciing on ihe season, the scores for the Bearcat baseball team did not always tell the whole story. Claiming icH)ries in 1 1 of 20 MIAA division games and finishing the season with an o erall 20-22 record, the " Cats claimed their first MIAA conference pla off position in three years with a fourth place finish, " It was a fine season for us, " Head Coach Jim Johnson said. " 1 Iowe er, we didn ' t realK lake ad antagc of the circumstances. " One of the team ' s greatest strengths was its offensive abi lily: they finished with a team batting average of .. 0. . The " Cats averaged over seven runs per game. " Offense and defense carried us w hile our pitching faltered. " Johnson said. The ' Cats used 13 different pitchers who compiled a 7. . 4 ERA. Although the team did have a losing record, most players felt their efforts were worthwhile. " Our record was not indicative of our season, " Mike Balm, third baseman and catcher, said. " It could have been misleading to fans or ev en to ourselves. " Our record vas not indicatn ' c of our season, 31ike Balm said. It could have been misleading to fans or even to ourselves, Qualifying for the final four ol the MIAA playolls was the most rewarding event of the season. The " Cats lost the first game of the playoffs to Central Missouri State University 10-3. In the second game. ihc I cll to the University of Missouri-St. Louis by a score of . -1. To qualify for Ihe playoffs, the " Cats defeated Pittsburg State. Entering the eighth inning ahead by seven runs, the " Cats gave up eight runs. They came back in the ninth inning to win. In the middle of the season, the team struggled with an eight- game losing streak. At such times, keeping motivated was a difficult task. " We just had to look at each new game as something completely different, ' " Balm said. " Every time I came to the plate, I had to look forward to the ne.xt game, the next pitch. " " In addition to serving as an outfielder and lead-otT hitter. Matt Fit morris pitched four complete games. " It was tough on my body, " ' Fitzmorris said. " My arm got tired and it was physically draining. " " Throughout the season, different players contributed to the success of the team. Returning players Brian Witthar, Brad Skriver and Bill Carver were key individuals. The leadership of the seniors contributed to the season as well. " Everyone who played helped us win games, " " Johnson said. " We had a lot of heroes during the year. " " By Susie Mires Hitting the seasons highlights w " It was a year The team finished with an over,ill .303 batting J of ups and aver.ige. 1 downs, " The ' Cats recorded 28 double plays F- . Jeremiah during the 42-game season. 1 Paulson said. 1990 was the last 20+ win season. " We tried to ,! even them out. The team finished the season with a 7.54 ER. . wanting more Jcrcrm.ih WwUm ups than Playing Pittsburg State, James Barnett tied a Designated Hitter downs. " Northwest and MIAA record by getting five hits in one game. Jason Key finished the season with a .414 batting average. Brian Witthar was the leading hitter and was named to the MIAA ' s first team for his outstanding plavs. Jav Hearn broke the single season fielding record with 193 tot,il chances without an error. Hearn also batted 5 for 5, breaking a record set in 1991. Matt Fitzmorris earned an 4.18 ERA with 3 wins and 1 loss. MIAA north division end-ot-year team record was 11-9. Mark Gutkowski earned an 5.40 ERA with 4 wins and no losses. 208 Sports In the Norlh- easl Missouri Slate game. J a m e s D a i d s o n glances o er his shoulder to pick off the runner at first. I) a 1 d s I) n ended the season with a 7.63 ERA. .Scoit .Soderstrom retreats back to lirsi base as a Northeast Missouri .State baseman attempts to tag him out. The Bearcats ended their season w ilh a 20-22 record, earning 4th place in the MIAA tournament. Sluirlsiop Brian Wlmhar bunts durnig a lic-breakmg game agamsi Puisburg Slate. The 12-11 win marked the Tats 10+ w m season smce IWO when they won the MIAA North Division 24-1. Baseball 209 Todd Ferguson flics through the air w ith two Central Mis- souri Stated pla crs nipping at his heels. The . " Cats be a t o CMSU 33-23 for their 3rd 2 o straight win. 210 Sports OtTensive line coach Bart Tatum strongly encourages the Cats ' offense during the Nonheast -g | game. The " Cats led in the first half 10-3 before losing 44-10. Tony Roberts reaches in an attempt to catch the ball while falling. With a loss of 44-10 to ' Northeast, Northwest once again failed to regain the Hickory Stick they had not had possessed since 1985. ' M m Rising ' Cats touch _ |;q ' - do for Victory jviMuiin season iT. s the 1 44 season uound tlnun lo a close. Ihe Norlhwesl Bearcat Iboiball team lowered iheir heads and began to dwell on a 0- 1 1 season, their third losing season in a row. There was no place to go but up for the players and ciiaching slatf. and to look ahead toward their 1995 campaign. .After a long and cold olT-season filled with many hours of watching game films and hours spent in the weight room, a new season was on the horizon for team. They had something to prcn e. not just to the conference, but to themselves. ■ " As coaches, and our players, we made a commitment to forget about last year. " Mel Tjeerdsma, head football coach, said. " That as in the past, there was nothing we could do about it. ob iously we were going to be a lot better. " .After the " Cats dropped their first two games of the 1 993 season the outlook for a winning season, looked bleak. ■ " Mankato State and South Dakota State were traditionally good football teams. " Bart Tatum. offensive line coach, said. " We should have beaten South Dakota State but lost it in the final seconds. " With just 2 seconds on the clock. South Dakota State made a 4 yard touchdown pass to win the game 10-6. Even with the loss, competing well against South Dakota State made a difference in the team ' s performance. " " It was a big boost of encouragement for our team and that w as already a huge turnaround from last year, " Tatum said. " And against Mankato State, we had a great offensi e day against an e.xtremelv sood team. " l-.ven though Northwest was 0-2. Tatum could sense the morale of the team was still high, and another winlcss season was not on their agenda. Tatum said the team ' s attitude made a complete turnaround. " There was absolutely no way we wouldn ' t win some games this year. " Tatum said. " We had impnned so much athletically, and our approach toward the weight workouts, practice and the game was much more positive. " The first win for the ' Cats came against Southwest Baptist University as they won 45- 1 3. This win ended the losing streak that lasted over one season. " The players ' commitment U) the success of the team made a big difference, " Adam Dorrel. oftensive lineman, said. Camaraderie among team members grew when players splashed in Colden Pond after the win against Central Missouri State on Family Day. Team confidence was high and members practiced hard belie ing the would ha e a successful .season. coiuimied lo piii e 212 We had improved so much addcdcaliy, - Bart TatuMtt saM(L ChMr approach toward the wei0it wrorkouts, practice and the ame was much more positive Hitting the seasons highlights j Greg Teale ' s 362 passing yards against Missouri Western set a new single game passing ard mark, After finishing in last place in the conterence the vear before, the Bearcats ' Ml.A.- record of 6- , placed them in a tie for 2nd place. Coach Mel Tjeerdsma was honored bv being named MLA.-V Coach ot the Year. Tonv Colenburg ran for 150 rushing yards and scored one touchdown aganist Central Missouri State. Dante Combs made 15 tackles against South Dakota State. Jason Melnick ran for 135 yards with 7 receptions for one touchdown against Missouri Western. Matt Uhde led the ' Cats in sacks with 14.5 which set the season school record. Greg Teale was honored as the most outstanding Bearcat in the Homecoming footbiiU game. He threw fi ' e touchdown passes to beat Missouri Southern State College. Defensive back, Ezra Whorley and defensive Ezra Whorley held the number two position end, Matt Uhde, were selected as Ml.A.- first in tackles with 62. Whorley was named to the team all conference. Senior Bowl in Fargo N.D. " Our best game was against Pitt State, " Matt Udhe said. " Even though we didn ' t win, we played our hardest and did our best. " Matt Udhe Defensive End A Football ' ak ' ' 211 Rising to Victory W ' c opened up some eyes in the conference and we i ere getting die program started a ain, Travis WiUioins said. Rebuilding it from the ound up, conrinKcd Jnini p(it;c 211 " For me. I didn ' t think we would tall into a slump again; we were confident. " Tra is Williams, team captain, said. " We wanted to work harder so uc could come out ahead liie next game: we knew we could win. " One such win w as the Homeciiming game against Missouri Southern. The ' Cats beat the Lions 4 1 -. . for the first Homecoming win in six years. " " We (the team) overall had a great team effort, " Jeff Wheeler. defensi e player, said. " We worked hard and v on the game. " Williams .set the focus on w hat had to get done. As captain, it took a lot of responsibility and leadership, skills on and off the field. " " I needed to be not just a leader, but someone to set a good example for the team, " Williams said. " We had a lot of off-the-field trouble last year w ith players getting into fights, and I looked out with w hat was going on and kept people out of trouble. " Fans and supporters could also tell a difference in the ' Cats fighting attitude. ; " I could just feel the adrenaline and the emotion that emanated from this team, " Ken White, sports voice for the ' Cats, said. " They knew they could win, and a big difference from the previous team: they didn ' t give in. " All of the players helped contribute to the team-effort turnaround season. However, some players who shined were Ambrows Moreland, Matt Uhde and E7ra Whorlev. Whorlev was named to the Senior Bowl in Fargo, N.D.. for his luilslanding play this season. On the other side ol the ball, quarterback Greg Teale excelled in his throwing ability and leadership of the team. For Teale to step up. he needed protection and that was when the offensive line stepped in. " We ended up going to war this season, " Tatum said. " Two of our transfer players we lost, one to suspension and the other to a broken foot. We had seven linemen, and c of them were red-shirt freshmen. We started three freshmen every game. This was unheard of in this league of football. " No one, not even the coaching staff, expected Northw est to finish the season tied for second in the conference and finish with an overall record of 6-5. " We exceeded what we realistically set out to do, " Tatum said. " We wanted to win a conference championship, make the play-offs and win a national championship. All of that was too big of a step to take at one time; we needed to take baby steps to get it all accomplished. " Williams said it felt great to end his career as a winner. " We opened up some eyes in the conference and we were getting the program started again, rebuilding it all from the ground up. " Williams said. As the final seconds ticked by at the end of a surprising comeback season, the players began their walk off the field for the last time, no one v as hancina their heads low . By Jim Miller In the spotlight. . . Mel Tjeerdsma 1995-96 Coach A difference of night and day was what the Bearcat tootball team was described as from the woeful 0-11 season to a tie for second place finish in the MIAA conference and a 6-5 overall record. Mel Tjeerdsma, head coach, said that from the beginning of the season, it was important to forget what had happened the previous year. Tjeerdsma also said even though the team showed much improvement from the previous year, there was still work to he done. " The turnaround was good, but I couldn ' t dwell on that, " Tjeerdsma said. " The important thing for this team was to not lookback and say look at what we did, but to look ahead and say what is the next step. For us the ne. t step is to win the conference. " In the ' Cats ' winning season, they knocked off Southwest Baptist 45-13, for their fu ' st win in 17 attempts. The Bearcats ' last win was recorded Oct. 16, 1993, when Northwest downed the Universirv of Missouri-RoUa 27- 20. " I thoroughly expected to win (the SBU ball game), " Tjeerdsma said. " There was no doubt in my mind that we were going to win that game. " Tjeerdsma said that the win was more of a new start for the team and the breaking of the streak never really entered his mind. " The win was a beginning for this team, " Tjeerdsma said. " We knew we were going to build on that — we certainly did. " With the number of new players suiting up in Bearcat green, Tjeerdsma said it was like a new season for them. " We had so man)- new players, very few of them had been involved in the whole streak, " Tjeerdsma said. " For most of them, that streak really didn ' t mean that much. " By Gene Cassell 212 ' f Sports hoto by Todd Weddle ■g Photo by Mitch Baysinger Bcc.iiisc ol the pressure liom ihc W.ishhiirii team on the 4lh down. ■g Northwest punts the hall aua Noiihuesi made 8 punts, averaging 32.6 ' yards per punt. n |S Mel Tiecrdsma. Beareat head eoaeh, sells to his team as the battle |g Missouri Southern. Tjcersdma was voted MIAA Coach ot the Year and helped the " Cat.s turnaround a previous winless season into a 6-5 record. Cireg Teale scrambles to get away from a Missouri Southern de- fensive player. Teale threw for 268 yards, com- pleting 18 passes for 5 touchdowns during the Homecoming .game. Football 1 213 11 ni en ' s Bearcat cross country runners race ahead of the pack as they begin their l ' i e kilometers trek around the pe- r i ni e t e r o f Nodaw ay Lake. The Tats later went on to u in the first MIAA title in school history during a -g c o n I e r e n c e championship in Joplin, Mo., o but tell short of competing in nationals. jf !tMa.-.».- 4, .... l.Xt • n - ' A WMi ' Charging through an open iiekl. lions country runner Dana Luke struggles against the strong Southwest wind off the lake to maintain her lead. Luke persevered and won the Bearcat Distance Classic at Nodaway Lake with a time of l ' ):59. Running during the Bearcat Invitational. Robert Lane keeps his pace. This was the men ' s first win of the season. 214 ;■■ Sports Cats win championship Crossing Line NcMlliUL ' si icani ihal c|Liifll made liislorv uas ihc women ' s While ihc women en|(i ed ihen ' success, the men ' s icam went cross counlrv learn, bringing home the first MI AA Cham|iionsiiip for ihe University ' s women ' s cross country team. Ron De.Shon. head coach, said il was not a surprise, hui rather a goal the team had set for themselves. " We were the favorite going into the meet and we were suppt)sed to win the championship. " DeShon said. " This was what was expected of us; however, we didn ' t accomphsh all of our goals. " DeShon. named the 1995 MIAA Coach of the Year, said even though he was not surprised by the team ' s success, he still thought of it as a great honor to make history. " This was a great feeling. " DeShon said. " We had done this and now no one else could ever accomplish this. " Kathy Kearns. the top runner for the women, placed fourth in regionals and said she was happ w, ith the season and worked hard for w hat they achieved. " We had a great season. " Kearns said. " We reached nmsi of our goals. Most of those goals were carried over from last year. We used a lot of work and experience to get to where we were. " Lindsey Borgstadt. who achieved the fourth fastest time in Northwest history, said the w hole season w as positive except for regionals. where a bad start forced the team to finish third in the region, one place short of going to the national meet. " Everything was really positive except for what happened at regionals. " Borgstadt said. " I was glad I came here. I really liked the girls: I realh liked the coach. It was a lot of fun to be on this learn. " through a rebuilding period. Richard Alsup. men ' s head coach, said even though his teain did not receive the success that the women ' s team did, he was very pleased with the way his team ran. " It was very positive. " Alsup said. " Probably four out of our top seven runners were freshmen. They were making great strides to becoming great college runners. " Brian Cornelius, the Bearcat ' s lop finisher w ho won first place at the Bearcat Distance Classic, said this season was a little disappointing personally, but the team was improving. " I wish I could have run better myself. " Cornelius said. " But we were a really young team. We did pretty good and hopefully we could do better next year. " While the women ' s team celebrated the victorious season, the men ' s team relied on youth to stay competitive. By Jason Tarwater I was ad I came here, " Lindsey Borgstadt said. i realty liked the girls; I really liked the coach, it was a lot offkui to be on this teagn. Hitting the seasons highlights Kathy Kearns set a new school record ot 1 8 minutes 38 seconds in the five kilometers at the LrNLAVoody Greeno Invite. Brian Cornelius ran 28 minutes 23 seconds in I he eight kilometers in the UN LAVoody Greeno Invite. Renata Eustice placed 6th at MIA.A championships with a time of 19 minutes 19 seconds in the five kilometers. Renee Stains placed 8th at the MIAA championships with a time of 19 minutes 2?t seconds in the five kilometers. Carrie Sindelar placed 13th at the MIAA championships with a time of 19 minutes 34 seconds in the five kilometer competition. The men ' s cross country team took 5th place at the MIAA championships of eight teams. The women ' s cross country ' team won 1st place at the MIAA championships and 3rd at the Championships. Kathv Ke.irns three 1st place finishes and two 2nd place finishes in the tive kilometer competition. " It was really e.xciting to change the image of the team and surprise people and start a winning tradition, " Kathy Kearns said. Kathy Kearns Runner Cross Country (if ' 215 After being sel by Jennifer Pittrich, middle hitler Diann Davis leaps up for a spike __ against Park 5 C o 1 1 e g e . jE ' Roughly 650 . fans witnessed q the Bearcats 3-0 home opening B win. I Outside hitter Suzi Fabian cel- ebrates a kill during a game against Washburn. The Bearcats won three of the five games during the match. Jennifer Waldron and Diann Davis jump up to block an Emporia State spike. The Bearcats won the match 3-2. 216 Sports 1 Returning Povrer Cats boast six veterans D ' it;;jin;j iii Tin ils liiM hack-lo-back wiiiniiii; scasim since I W4. I he Ik-arcal ullcv ball icani spiked ils way loa 19-14 overall record. Willi six relurniiis: starters, the ' Cats began the season by defeating Hcllevue. Avila and Dana at the Bellevue Invitational. " We looked forward to going up there to show oil a more experienced team, " Coach Sarah Felsier said. " We just look it one match at a time. We had six returning starters. They knew each other ' s strengths and what to expect from each other. " The team went on to win 10 of ils first 1 1 games beginnmg w ith Northeast and Missouri-Sl. Louis; however, the " Cats fell into a slump, going on to win nine of the next 22 games. " " It was disappointing. " middle hitter Diann Davis said. " We started out really well, but towards the end, it got tough. We all wanted to do better at the MIAA tournament. " The team ended the season with a 6-12 MIAA record, placing eighth out often teams. Davis said despite the season-ending losses, certain individuals helped make the season a success. " .A lot of the players were playing at their peaks, " D avis said. " We did end the season with a winning record so we were all proud of the season. " Another player moved onto Northwest ' s all-time career lists. Heather Potts reached the career digs board with 345 digs, giving her the fifth spot with 990, overtaking Annette Brugmann who Imished with 961 from 1987-90. " I was not a big hitter, " Potts said. " I challenged myself to dig up those balls. It was definitely something that I loved. " However, Davis and Potts were not the only two players who conlnhuietl to the ' Cats ' winning season. " The entire group of girls would not accept failure and they wanted to be successful, " Pelster said. " They were willing to take the chance to turn the program around. With twt) winning seasons in a row. the conference was ready to finally lake us seriously. " The upperclassmen were not the only assets the team boasted. Freshman Jennifer Waldron said the younger players became more confident as the year progressed. " Through each one ol our wins, we gained more con- fidence, " Waldron said. " We realized what we needed to work t)n and we knew what we needed to accomplish. We were still nervous, but we knew what we could do. " Knowing their limits and setting records along the way, the ' Cats proved experience and hard work would prove a net gain and valuable asset in the end. Wc had six returning starters ' Coach Sarah Pelster said. Theyknew each other ' s strengths and jvhat to expect €rom each other. By Becky Mellon Hitting the seasons highlights The team completed its first back-to-back winning season since 1984 with a record of 19- 14. 4 Jennifer Pittrich continued her smashing record as the Universit ' ' s all- time assists leader with 4,050 o -cr her three year career. 1 leather Potts had . ' 545 digs for the ' ear which placed her in the fifth spot with 990 digs. Diann Davis was placed fourth on the school ' s lilocking list with 369 blocks. Jenniter Waldron started in 33 matches, leading Northwest with 399 digs and contributed 38 aces over the season. Tena Wurdeman had one of her best games against Columbia College where she recorded 10 kills and 9 digs. Tiffany Grunert made 13 kills, 4 blocks and 10 digs in her best career match against Dana College. Three times during the season, Diann D.ivis had a single game where she was in the double figures in blocks, digs and kills. Ilavlcv Hanson earned a .281 attack percentage which was a career high. Northwest ' s volleyball record went abo -e .500 and had a career record of 473-468-13. " No record was rm made on one ' s % own, " Jennifer Pi 1 Pittrich, who set a 1- M record for most ' Ji - assists, said. " It ■lk, jglf took the whole team. It mav ha ' e Wr ' had mv name on Jennifer Pittrich it, but the record Setter belonged to even ' one. " Volleyball 217 Forward Mali Redd works past Lincoln L ' ni crsi( pla crs to get the ball down-court. Rcdd " s 15 points durinj; the s;;inn. ' helpeiUalapiih the ' Cats to a 90-87 victors . Looking to pass the ball, guard Kelvin Altord scans the court. Alford. in his first year playing for the Bearcats, started 20 out of 26 games, averaged five rebounds a game and had the second highest number of offensive rebounds of the season. During the first round of the MIAA post-season tournament, center Rick Jolley dodges a Pittsburg Sale University opponent for two points. Earlier in the season, the ' Cats earned their first regular season -g conference since 1987 in a game against the University of Missouri- i- St. Louis. 218 ■ ' %■ Sports Taking Men stripped of M 2 " I M conference crown -B- M S. M A tlif LUinhiiuilums ol woiikl Ikiscn and Liuild haves adilcd up corrccUy. the entire Beareat basketball season should have been remembered as a great season. But to the " Cats, the season that should have been, eame down to one loss in a crucial game and a clerical mistake by a Penn Stale University athletic director. In the t|uarlertinals of the MIAA tournament, the Bearcats came into the contest as the No. I seeded team in ct)nrerence and the No. 3 seeded squad in the South Central Region. The " Cats were trying lo lock up a regional hid, but to Northwest ' s dismay. Pittsburg Slate Liniversiiy had dit ' t ' erenl ideas in store. The Gorillas knocked olT the top-seeded Bearcats 101 -M8 in o ertime — a game that saw Northwest grab leads otup lo 1 3 points. The end result: their chances for regional play washed away. " We lost our aggressiveness. " head coach Steve Tappmeyer said after the game. " We started lo hold the ball and lost our w illingness lo attack the basket. You learned from it, but it was a cosily nnsiake. " However, the season was one of the best Northwest had seen in many years. The Bearcats finished with a record of 19-7. that included a 12-4 mark in the MIAA and a first place finish in the conference. The first time the " Cats had won the conference since I9S7. Tappmeyer said it was great lo win the conference title. ■Jt was a huge accomplishment. " Tappmeyer said. " When you looked at the conference. 12 wins out of 16 games was quite an accomplishment. " The team, with its new mix of players including sixjunior college transfers, unified Ihrouuhout the course of the season. " We didn ' 1 gel I mmetliaiely, " Tappmeyer said. " We went through some rocky limes with people getting use to a new system and accepting new roles. The more adversity we faced helped the team grow together. " Careers came to an end for a pair of Northwest four-year letlermen. Fe)rward Tom Szlanda and guard Derrek Smith ended their careers and Tappmeyer had nothing but praise for them. " It you looked at theircareers. they were both outstanding, very solid players. " Tappmeyer said. " They both figured so large in many of our wins. They were good leaders and will definitely be missed. " Smith said his years of Northwest basketball made him grow up. " Coming in as a freshman, being your first time away from home, you have to be more dedicated lo practice and lo the classroom. " Snnlh said. A newcomer lo the team was no stranger lo fan support that could continued to page 220 lt was a hu c afxompUshment, Steve Tappmeyer said. When you looked at the conference, 1 2 wins out of 1 6 frames was Quite an accomplishment. Hitting the season s highlights Center Rick Jolley plaved second semester .ind averaged 18.4 points while pulling down 7.8 rebounds a game. Guard Kelvin Alford started 20 games and scored 8.7 points per game. Forward Matt Redd started 2,S games for the ' Cats in his first year at Northwest. He averaged 10 points and 6.0 rebounds a game. Rick Jolley scored 1,054 points and grabbed 547 in his Northwest career. He reached the 1,000 point mark against Southwest Baptist University. (juard Corey " Chuck " .Vlcxander led the Bearcats in assists, dishing out . .4 a game. Northwest finished 12-4 in the MIAA and shared the conference crown with the University of Missouri-Rolla. The Bearcats won their final game of the regular season at the University of Missouri-St. Louis 83- 67 to lock up the first place tie. Guard Fred Stockton led the three point shooting, making 34 out ot 99 ot his shots trom the three-point arc. The Bearcats led the conference in tree throw shooting. Derrek Smith shot 80 percent from the charitv stripe to lead Northwest. The Cats dished out a season high ot 22 assists in a match up versus Missouri Southern. " It anyone would have asked it we would have won the regular season conference championship the first day ot practice, we would have said we were a long shot, " Kelvin Alford said. Kelvin Alford Guard Men ' s basketball fj 219 " coiiiiniicil from ' (,i, ' ( J V he i:i en hy Mary illians. Freshman Mall Redd made ihe decision to play at Norihwesl and stay in his hometow n with his dad. Jim. shunning offers from other .schools. ' i stayed close to home to gel a good chance to pla , " Redd said. " I also wanted to slay close to my dad. " Rick Jolley came hack to action in the .second semester, playing in 1 7 games, averaging 1 8.4 points per game. He also pulled down 7.8 rebounds per game and recorded 1 . " blocks which also led the " Cats. Tappmeyer said there was no doubt how important Jolley was to the team. " He was very significant and he had a great impact on the team. " Tappmeyer said. " With his defensive pressure in the middle, there was no way we would have won the MI AA without him in the mix. " 14 minutes... On March 1 the Bearcats were dealt another blow with an announcement of Jolley ' s ineligibility. A MIAA letter slated Jolley " s eligibility for the 1995-96 season could be in question. Jolley entered Penn State University as a freshman in the fall 1988 and was redshirted for the 1988-89 season. He played in 17 games during the 1989-90 season and spent the fall semester of 1990 with the team. The Northwest athletic department received a letter March 1. 1995, from Timothy Curley, Penn State athletic director, staling Jolley ' s last semester of full-time enrollment was Fall 1990. .Alter receiving the letter from the MIAA, Northwest once again contacted Curley and found out the records showed Jolley did play 14 muiules in a No . 7. 1990, exhibition game. Curies apologized for not reporting it in the letter. ■According to MIAA regulations, any competition, including a scrimmage with outside competition, would be counted as a season of competition. At a hearing March 7, the MIA.A Infractions committee heard the case and ruled that Northwest was to forfeit its 1 2 wins and its title that it shared with the University of Missouri-Rolla. Redd said Jolley was to be without blame for this issue. " Rick was a member of our Northwest family and while he was the focus of the issue, he was certainly without blame for it, " Redd said. " When an athletic director signed a letter confirming eligibility of a player, it was reasonable for us to accept that as fact. " Jolley was shocked about the announcement. " It was very surprising, " Jolley said. " I didn " t know I played in a game. I struggled from the time Jim Redd told me until now (the press conference) and Til continue to struggle. . . It was 14 minutes in a game I don ' t remember, and no one else seemed to remember until now. " Northwest then appealed the decision and on March 22, representatives from MIAA schools upheld the decision and Northwest was forced to give up its title. " I can ' t believe a conference championship would be taken aw ay . . . for another person ' s oversight, " Tappmeyer said. " We won the conference championship on the floor. " By Gene Cassell r$t Hitting the seasons highlights MfM Matt Redd Forward 220 «i ' Sports " It puts more pressure on me plaving on the home court, " Matt Redd said. " However, it worked both wavs, plaving on the road I had everyone against me and at home I was supported. " Graduating seniors were Tom Szlanda, The Bearcats scored a total ot " 2,005 points Derreck Smith, Eddie Jones and Rick Jolley. this season, 138 more than their opponents. ► FouI trouble caused problems for the ' Cats Dee Yarbrough scored a season high 23 when they taced Moorhead State University, points in a December game vs. Graceland The Bearcats suffered a season high of 31 fouls College. Yarbrough also hit a season-high nine during the game. field goals during the game. Over 41,000 fans followed the ' Cats and attended their games. Almost 30,000 fans crowded into Bearcat Arena alone to cheer them on. The conference crown was the first tor Northwest since 1987. In his four-year career at Northwest, Tom Szlanda racked up a total of 813 points; scoring a career high of 26 vs. Mo.West. Silas Williams thieved four steals in a game against the Universin ' of Missouri-St. Louis. Men ' s head coach Sieve Tappmeyer stares in disbe- lief as a referee makes an out of bounds call on a Northwest player during the playoffs Pittsburg State. The loss left Tappmeyer with a 127-94 record overall in his eighth Near at North- west Flving past Rockhurst College pla ers, 1-rcd Stockton prepares ti) dunk. Stockton led tlie Bearcats in scoring u itli 1 ' poinis. inc hiding three baskets made from behind the three-point arc. [iddie Jones is backed up by Silas Williams, Dee Yarbrough. Matt Redd and Ired Stockton as he shoots a 1 1 ce throw as the Cats take on Wayne State College. Jones missed the point hut the " Cats tri- umphed any- way w ith a score of 63-60. Men ' s basketball •«r221 The whistle has blown and the lime-out is over, bin head eoach Wayne Winslead and assistant coach Christy Prather have some last-second instructions (or Sandi Ickes and Monica Osbom. Although the women lost this final home game against Pittsburg State. the achieved theirgoal of making it to the MIAA playoffs Forward Sandi Ickes looks to pass during a game against Missouri Western. Ickes ' pulled down seven rebounds and scored 1 pomis to help the Bearcats win 90-79. Guard Kristin Folk shoots for two against the Northeast Lady Bulldogs. The Bearcats earned a 14-13 record this year and finished eighth in the conference. 222 Sports V 1 p E Shooting Glory Women nab conference spot cn iluniLili Ihc Bcciivals rmislicd iIk ' slmsoii witli ;i vvmiiini; ■■()bvu u.sly. I wish ihc season could have gone longer. " Annie iveoiil, llie dilTeienec between the ' Cats ' success al home compared lo the load was black and while. The Bearcats used their home contests to the best of their ad antage and won I I of 1 3 games played in the friendly confines of Bearcat Arena. The only teams to defeat Northwest on their home court were Lincoln Univers ity and Pittsburg .State University. On the other side of the pendulum. Northwest finished the season with a . -1 1 record away from home and only managed one road ictory against a conference foe. " There was never a lack of effort on the road, " Leigh Rasniussen said. " Wejustdiilii ' t ha c the home crowd behind us. and that really made a difference. " Northwest was one of the more inexperienced squads in the MIA.A but finished the year with a 14-13 overall record and a 7-9 conference mark. Even before the season began, the team sat down and discussed w hat they wanted to accomplish in the year. " One of our goals was toqualify forthe conference tournament, " Wayne Winslead. women ' s head coach said. " We had a young team, but they matured and came into their own. " The ' Cats battled through the season and qualified for the postseason tournament by finishing eighth in th e conference. " We played better toward the end of the season, " Julia Oertel said. " It was a nice way to make the playoffs in my senior season. " In the first round of the MIAA tournament, the Bearcats traveled to Central Missouri State University but lost 91-67. Coy said. " But I was glad we made the tournament lor the seniors. " Sandi Ickes led the Bearcats, averaging over 1 . " i points and seven rebounds a game. Monica Osborn and Amy Krohn also averaged double figures in points, scoring 1 1 a game for the ' Cats. Pam Cummings started all 27 games and continued lo climb the ladder on the all-lime assist list at Northwest. Cummings finished the season with 382 career assists, which left her fourth all-time. Cummings ' sister, Sandy Nelson was on lop of the list with 398. " I really didn ' t think about (the record) when I was on the ct)url, " Cummings said. " I just went out there and played as hard as I could. " Cummings also picked up a triple-double at the University of Missouri-Rolla scoring 1 1 points, pulling down 12 rebounds and dishing out 10 assists. It was the first triple-double put together by a Northwest player since her sister did it in the 1989-90 season. Obviously, I nish the season could have gone longer, Annie Coy said. Butiwyas glad ve made die tournament for the seniors. By Chris Geinosky Hitting the seasons highlights Guard Pam Cummings averaged 8 assists a game which was tops in the conference. When the season came to a close, she had 382 in her c.ireer putting her fifth all-time at Northwest. Forward Sandi Ickes led the Bearcats in scoring, averaging 15.4 points a game. She scored a career-high 28 points at Southwest Baptist University and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Guard Amy Krohn scored 1,107 points in her Northwest career. She reached the 1,000 point barrier at Bearcat Arena. Pam Cummings picked up the first Northwest triple-double since her sister Sandi Nelson did it in the 1989-90 season by scoring 11 points, dishing out 10 assists and grabbing 12 rebounds. Northwest won its fin;il game of the season at the Llniversirv ' of Missouri-St. Louis 80-77 to qualif ' tor the MIAA conference tournament. Missouri Western State College traveled to Maryville, and the ' Cats defeated the Lad - Grittons 90-79 in front of a completely-filled Be.ircat .Arena. Amy Krohn and Julia Oertel were honored at Senior Night at the final Northwest home game. Forward Annie Co ' led the Northwest bench, scoring 8.8 points a game. Coy scored a career- high 19 against Northeast Missouri State Universir ' . Women ' s basketball l ' 223 ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Photo by Jacy Frear Di ing Into the pool, intramu- ral participants race in the Rob- e r t Foster Aquatic Center. Other intramu- ral events in- cluded table tennis, football, basketball and badminton iM A Mike Turner, a Phi Sigma Kappa player, tries lu outrun the .Alpha Kappa Lambda defense during an intramural flag football game. The Phi Sigs went on to win the championship. Derin Stickel plays a game of badminton as part of an intramural event in the Recreation Center. Students participated in intramurals to experience £ competiti e sports like football, softball and others. o 224 Sports Playing IntramMMrals reinforce spirii A or some sIuiIlmHs. hciiii; on an allilclic icam may have been loo (.hallcnging or dcmandinsz. Still warning to parlicipalc in sports as well as he compel ili e. some siiulents chose intramural sports. Al Northwest there were 33 intraminal sports to choose from. Traditional events included basketball, sol ' tball. t ' oothall. Hag football and ollevball. There were team, indi idual and co-ed sports. Intramurals were divided into four di isions of competition: fraternity, sorority, men and women. Winners in each e ent recei ed a champion T-shirt. " Anybody could have joined an intramural, " Bob Lade, recreation sports director, said. " Even though the Greeks were a large proportion of wht) participated, tacuhy and staff could have chosen to join intramurals. " Some students participated just to continue the lun they had in high school. " I was in high school and participated in the Powder Puff football games, " Sarah Alexander said. " I was looking for something fun to do here. This past year I participated in football. The intramural program was very good: I was very impressed. " The intramural program was student-run. Students did eserything from officiating the games to discussing game rules. " I w as a referee as well as a football player, " Brett Lind said. " 1 had been playing in intramurals. ..and I made the rounds again. I participated in football, basketball and softball. " The Greeks participated heavily. Fraternities competed the fjrames against other fraternities and sororities competed against other sororities. " I had been participating with the intramurals for the last fouryears, " Dawn Davis, Sigma Sigma Sigma intramural chairperson, said. " Intramurals were a positiv c thing for sororities: it got e eryone together e en if they were not into sports. " Like in many sports other than intramurals, students learned skills, not just athletically, but also mentally. " In my residence hall, we had a floor team competition, " Alexander said. " I learned how important it was to communicate. And keeping up team spirit was another important factor. " The intramural program gave students the chance to ha e tun as well as be competiti e. Through win-ning and losing as teams or individuals, the participants learned about pride and spirit. f learned hoiv important it tvas to communicate, Sarah Alexander said. And kcepinf up team spirit w as another iwnportant factor. By Michelle Murphy Hitting the seasons highlights Winners of the Batde of the Beef contest were Delta Chi ' s, " America, " in the traternitv- division and Sigma Sigma Sigma ' s, " White, " in the sorority division. Sigma Sigma Sigma and Tau Kappa Epsilon were victorious in the swim meet. lntramur,J supremacy went to Sigma Phi Epsilon and Phi Mu. Punt, pass, kick victories went to Nate Davis, Toni Detreece, Aaron Vial, Lisa Sanders and [enniter Brown. Winners of the Spot Shot were Chris Railsback and Sarah Stephens. Flag Football Ch.unpionships — the independent women ot Millikan Hall took Team Hudson 12-0, and in the independent men ' s division, MCC crushed the Huskers 20-8. Sororit} ' and traternitv ' divisions, Sigma Sigma Sigma ' s, " Black, " conquered Phi Mu ' s, " 1, " 9-0, and Phi Sigma Kappa ' s, " Chodes, " kicked Sigma Phi Epsilon ' s, " Ep ours, " 7-0. ► Sigma Chi won the Walleyball Championships. Stuart Rcece and Sarah Stephens won the Nate Davis and Brenda Ritland won the Free Throw Contest. 1 lome Run Hitting Contest. " Intramurals ga ' e students a chance to compete and have tlin, " Sarah Stephens saul. " The ' ga c students the opportunity to get together and get away from their studies. " Sarah Stephens Winner of the Spot Shot and Free Throw Competitions Intramurals .. 225 (A H N ACADEMICS Agriculture Club (O P 226 Rv Ton4 Yamaiiclii Slmicnis maioriiii; m iigriciiilinv luid iIkmihu n Ibruni pro iding ;i place Ui he cnlerlaincd and educated. The purpcise of the Agiieulture C ' luh as eiv simple hut important. " The main purpose ot this cluh was hasieally to form friendships among the Ag Cluh (mem- bers), " " Kesha Nuss, Ag Club secretary, said. Membership in the club was not exclusive but open to anyone vsilh an agriculture-related ma- jor- " The Ag Club members w ere not only agricul- ture majors but also various kinds of majors, " " Nuss said. " But basically members were stu- dents interested in sheep, cows, horses, what- ever. " " There were two major activities for the Ag Club; the Little American Royal and Bamwarming. The Little American Royal was a state-level livestock show and resembled a smaller Ameri- can Royal. This show was divided into novice and expert divisions. Cows, sheep, horses and pigs were shown. Ag Club members became familiar with more aspects of agriculture and how interesting livestock could be through the Little American Royal. Bamwarming was another big activity for the group. Bands played music, and a live dance was held. A noticeable benefit from this party was students could connect with alumni, which was helpful for networking and passing down what former members had done during their time in the club. " I thousht it was a nice club, " " Nuss, a member « since her freshman year, said. " For freshmen, it was a nice chance to gel to know many people. " " o The Ag Club provided students with well- needed breaks from their studies and interesting educational experiences. I Agriculiural Club members di.scuss Bamwarming plans were Ihc grdup ' s Iwn major aclivilics and increased ihe Bannuii , ' jCliih ' nii; and Ihe isibiluvas I.iltle AmerK in or ' jani atu an Royal Groups M 102 River Club promoted an understanding of conservation and the environment ■ Set aside days to count different species of birds in and around Maryville ■ Sponsored a field day for Quail Unlimited ■ Took part in the Adopt-A-Highway program ■ Took frequent trips off campus to experience the Ozarks region Imnl Row: Angel Bimman, M;iri Daibcr and Kclli Harpstcr. Row 2: Shane Lowe, Da c llolTnian and Shari McDougal. Back Row: Sieve Gilson, Casey Eddy. Chris Blunk and iJr David Eastcrla, adviser, Accounting Society allowed accounting majors to interact with each other ■ Sponsored Accounting Day activities and invited alumni to speak ■ Held a tutonng program for lower-level accounting students ■ Offered Volunteer Income Tax Assistance ■ Hosted informative meetings concerning CPA review courses ■ Visited a large CPA firm and the State Auditor ' s Office of Iowa Front Row: Ashley Tremaync, Jennifer Beckman. Tim De Boom. Michelle Wilson.and Scoli Harr. Row 2: Gary Schw art , Kristy (Jiermann. Ginger Chamas, Karie Free, Jessica Krohn. Re a Wright, Tanya Reynolds, Angie Wilson and Billie Jo Gray, Row }: Johnna Beemer. Wendy Ottman. Sally Wortmann, Angela Wonderh, Troy Teague, Kelly Meyers. Karma O ' Riley, Andrea Sacco. Cara Spire and Steven Browning. Back Row: Holly Henderson. Tisha Law. Kim Snodgrass. Patrick Laster. .Adrian Archer. Greg Wallman. .Mohamed Ashaiba. Scott Suhr, Matt Brachtel and Todd Wilmarth. Agriculture Ambassadors promoted Northwest and agriculture to perspective students ■ Promoted Northwest at a booth which featured miniature golf at a national FFA convention ■ Took all prospective agnculture students on tours of Valk and all related facilities ■ Required intensive interview and application process of all prospec- tive members I ' roni Row : Josh Wall. Sara McCray, Lurinda Turner. Susie Mires. Cathy Haas. Allison Hill •md Jason Beissenher . Back Row: Matthew Janssen. Steven Root. Justin Malter. Justin incent and Duane Jewell, adviser. Agriculture Club geared toward people with agricultural interests From Row : Troy Smolherman. Kesha Nuss. Josh Wall. Corey Strider. Greg Bahrenburg. Brum Sirider. Steve Reisle. Allison Hill and Scolt Ellis. Row 2: Meggan Riggan. Stacy Koni. Tata Schramm. Stephanie Zeilstra. Came Fisher. Becky Werner. Renee Rhodus. Jamie Gordon. Siacey Jesse. Lora Fast. Sara Rogers. Jackie LeitholT. Tammy Naylor and Susan Schulz. Row Charyti Sibbit. Rhonda Robertson. Lurinda Turner. Carol Barton. Marcy Monris. .Amber Mitchell. Caria Rapp. Jodi Baldw in. ,- ndrea Finne) . .-Micia Fagg. Justin Vincent. Melissa Klein. Ke in Iricling, .Melissa Nichols. Jamie X ' anBelkuin. Kelli Miller and Jessica Haw kins. Row 4: lj M.iscliing.. Ioll Marshall. Teresa Foland. Nate Bennett. .-Xaron Summers. Josh Rardin. Will I, .irson.TinanyQuillen.DcrikFvline,. Mackenzie Hamilton., -Xngela Livingston. Kim Anderson, Kristen Reichert, Julie Humphreys, Michelle Janssen, Chris Henderson, Alyssa Saxlon and Bruce Forbes. Back Row: Paul Malter, Brian Brown, Mark Putney, Billy Cook. Travis Smith, I ' .il Hoi low a . .-Xustin Nolhw ehr. Gary Nielson. .Andy Petersen. Travis Sloll. Ty Glauser. Angela H.irncs, Rebecc.i Burns. Bill P.ige, Cliff Bailey, Randv Hanson, Chris Veatch. Malt Strauch, l)oui;Scideand lall anSchMKlcl m ( Agriculture Club 227 ) HON Agriculture Council composed to oversee all the agricultural clubs ■ Organized the agriculture awards banquet, which was a hog roast ■ Sponsored a barbecue ■ Produced the alumni newsletter ■ Served refreshments to high school FFA members when they at- tended conventions on campus From Row: Russell Shields, Clark Jackson. Josh Wall. Walledda Taylor and Jason Belssenher . Row 2: Teresa Poland, Brian Marshall. Corey .Strider. .Amber Milihelle aiul Lurinda Turner. Back Row: Justin Vincenl. Mark Zabclin ' and Kaela Black. Agronomy Club promoted career opportunities in agronomy ■ Rebuilt and tried to increase the number of members ■ Prepared and sold plant mounts as a fundraiser Front Row : Tom Zwcifel. adviser; Joni Johnson. .Sara McCray. Carol LaFaver and .Adam Mclntyre. Back Row: Clark Jackson. Byron Gutshall. Mark Zabelin. Chris Flcak. Jefferson K.iris;ambe and Scott Pa ne. Alpha Chi name derived from Greek words meaning truth and character ■ Awarded Regional Best Chapter and was a finalist for National ( ) Chapter of the Year ■ In top 10 percent of junior and senior classes of all academic disciplines ■ Promoted academic excellence and exemplary character by partici- pating in the Celebration of Quality flg Front Row: Marcy Moms, .Anna Hughes, Cynthia Grosvenor. .Andrea Kalal, Jennee Barnes. Deb Lau head and .Andrew Scott. Row 2: .Al ssa Schnack. Chris .Armiger. Kari Kerchner. Dana Collins. Con Elfnts. Jill Chapman. Kelly Ferguson. Natalie Shuler and Jill Williams. Row .V Kane Deal. .Nicole Scott. Jeniler Harr. Jennifer Iversen. Jessica Whaley. Joel Heinzeroth. Julie Li engood. Tracy Fordyce. Michelle Hymhaugh and James Eiswert. adviser. Back Row : Mar Talbot. Marcy Charaas. Jennifer Gum. Timothy Owen. Ray McCalla. Tim De Boom. Keilii Rydberg, Raymond Smith. Richard Frucht. adviser; and .Andy Karl. American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences helped students establish career choices ■ Participated in highway clean-up. food drive and clothes drive - ■ Sold candy and cookies as well as Valentine-Grams for fundraisers ■ Participated in Missoun Association of Family and Consumer Sciences convention in Kansas City ■ Made students aware of changes in perspective fields majors ■ Helped with departmental projects, including the style show Front Row: Nicole Scott. Alisha Wisniewski, Trina Liverman, Caroline Sanders, Stacie Saunders. Jennifer Maeder and Suzan Beyer. Back Row: Laura Moore. Emily Hoffsette. Angela Pfelcher. Traci Bloom. Jeni Cooke, Heather Namanny and Theresa McNamar. 228 Groups M ACADEMICS Alpha Chi success Bv CniDli ' iKr ' . ' Ill ' ' The (ircck words iiicaiimi; iriilli aiul character were dcsciipli c ul the iirgani alion Alpha Chi. The group pronioled tliesc standards through the acli ilies they participated in and sjxinsored. Dr. Richard Frueht. one ol the adv iseis. with Dr. James Eisvvert. decided to lonii a new Alpha Chi honor societ chapter at Northwest in I98S. " We had a hroad spectrum ol program.s, " Fruchl said. " I I ' ormed this chapter because there were no lionor societies except for the indi idiial departments on campus, which v ere great. " The Alpha Chi honor society was an organization that inducted juniors and seniors who were in the top 10 percent of their class. The group, which was started in the 1920s, " celebrated success across the university spectrum, " Frueht said. Members of Alpha Chi came together to listen to guest speakers and visiting scholars who came to educate the chapter about everything from Generation X to resume writing. The group also organized and participated in Celebration of Quality, E.xpanding Horizons and a regional meeting. The Northwest chapter of Alpha Chi hosted the Regional Conference in March at the J.W. Jones Union for three days. During the conference, members from different chapters made presentations about a variety of subjects. " Having the opportunity to plan this conference gave me the chance to interact with many of our students as well as gave me the feelin :: of beins: in chariie. " Jennifer Rence Bcrgernc tells of her semester in Czech Republic as inlbrniation about the area where the Northwest students lived while over seas is passed around to members. Bergerne was inducted into Alpha C ' hi while still in the Czech Republic, Beekman said. " It reminded me that how well the conference turned out depended on how well I organized it, and yet, 1 was excited that 1 got to face that challenge. " This was the first time the conference was held on the Northwest campus. The conference included seven regions and a total of 300 chapters which converged on Northwest from slates as far away as Montana, Wyoming, Kansas, Indiana and llliiKiis. Members believed participating in the group was beneficial and a lot of fun. " Dr. Frueht and Dr. Eiswcrt made it so much fun. " Marcy Morris said. " We organized beneficial programs and they would be helpful when we were looking for a job. 1 had a really good time with it. " Finding time to enjoy the good times while promoting high standards. Alpha Chi members celebrated not only their success, but the success o Ncn-lhwest. I T Alpha Chi •• ' ' (O E 229 H N R ACADEMICS Art Education Club aspirations O) ;. nunc; BringiiiL; arl educators together, the Art Education Club was a well-orga- nized group that provided a place to so- cialize as uell as lo perlorm cinnnuiiiiiv service. There were two annual activities to raise money for the members. In November, the club had an annual auc- tion in the Mary Linn Performing Arts Cen- ter. The members also handmade paper to sell at a Fine Arts Auction. Most of the money the club raised became scholarship money. " We were really pro- viding a service for our students because the money we raised helped them with their education. " Jami Miller, Art Education Club president, said. " (Of) the money the club raised, part of it was used to send some of the members to the Art Education Confer- ences, where teachers (from all over) Mis- souri met. " " The club had two goals: professional growth and art educa- tion. " One was to further their professional growth: if art majors wanted to get their teaching degrees, this was one way to get Robert Sunkel auction.s student art work to a crowd of about 20 in the Mary Linn Performing Art ' Center. Funds from activities such as auctions and dues helped the An Education Club members lean more about professional work. invoked in professional activities, " " Dr. Kim Spradling. the club " s adviser, said. " It was also designed to have, in a sense, kind of an educational purpose. " The Art Education Club was connected with the National Art Education Associa- tion. ■ " Anyone who was going to pay ($23 annually) for the National Art Education Association was welcome to join the club. " Miller said. P 230 This money took the place of dues forlhi local organization. Club members had the opportunity o1 meeting with many of the faculty member! involved in the Art Education Departmeni and could have received information aboul classes. Dreams of becoming a successful an teacher drove the members of the club tc succeed in college and beyond using theii knowlediie and skill. s Groups M m IC American Marketing Association promoted a benefit dinner for " Life ' s Walk " ■ Attended a intercollegiate marketing conference in New Orleans ■ Organized Marketing Week when professionals and alumni spoke about the marketing profession ■ Went on a hayride, held a Thanksgiving dinner and had a Christmas party l- ' roni Rem; VV-rinu Millhouscr. Amy Burnison, Heather Ward. Jennifer Baker. Nieolc Henderson. Susan Bailey and Rita DcLSignore. Row 2: Janclle Mcrriott. Dana Collins. Michelle Fink. Stacey Farnam. Michelle Hymbaugh. , ngela Bleich. Michelle Lecper and Russ Northup. Rou }: Kane Deal. Jason Blodgetl. Mike Askren. Amy Kroese. Cathy Brier. Chris Padsell. Andres Gome and Sande Richards Stanley, adviser. Back Row: Evan Polly. Jason Fitts. Tohv Cannon. Dusiin Johnson. Jodi Fabian. Ahmet Tokdemir. Justin Brinker. ■Aaron Sander and Jason Howell. Art Education Club members of tfie National Art Education Association ■ Worked to raise money to create an Art Education Scholarship Fund ■ Held Third Annual Fine Art Auction ■ Had the largest membership in over five years ■ The adviser. Dr. Kim Spradling, received a Missouri Higher Education Award at the Missoun Art Education Association annual conference Front Row: Gretchen Derr. Lori Otto. Frankie Grandanette, Amy Gubser. Sarah Wieland and Janii Miller. Back Row: Andrea Enright. Denise Rieschick. Jenni Nicholson. Kerry Wenscl. Colbv Mathews. Shannon Dexter and Jennifer Chambers. Association for Computing Machinery assisted in training EC+ faculty ■ Held first Apollo 13 contest ■ Featured at national ACM meeting ■ Established a mentoring program for entering computer science majors Front Row: Kimherlv Merrill. Mern, McDonald. Ken Meyer. Eileen Allen. Tiffany Hardman and Melanie Coleman. Row 2: Sam Smith. Bahar Yildiz. Dehra Booram. Gary McDonald and Phil Heeler. Row 3: Glenn Douglas. Aaron Grose. Michael Bishop. Ryan Hager. Nitin Goil and Aaron Olsen. Back Row: Travis Lo d. Dan Rausch. Chns Shull. John Bankson. Da id Blair and John Clavton. Alpha Tau Alpha interested in becoming agriculture teachers I Nine members attended the National Convention in Kansas City where they won an award for excellence and participated in an essay contest ■ Established the group to create agriculture leadership throughout the community ■ Adopted a family of seven for Christmas and purchased them food ■ Student teachers talked about experiences at Midway Conference Banquet held on campus Front Row: Kevin Fisher. Amber Mitchell. Rhonda Robertson. Carrie Fisher. Charyli Sibbit and Dr. Marvin Hoskev . adviser. Back Row: Justin Mailer. Malt Janssen. Mike Kelly. Joe Meade. Curl Friedel and Tro Pyle. G I A T E Art Education Club 231 H N CO ACADEMICS C-Menc mentors I if) By Cnurtauty Hi!! Furthering the ideals of music education. Ihc 55 nicmhcrs lit ' C-Menc met to socialize and educate. The 20-year-old campus group ottered a wide range of e ents throughout the year. Once a month, a guest speaker spoke with the group about the first day of teaching, instructing skills or fundraising tor music organizations in high schools. C-Menc was open to anyone inieresied in music and advances in music education. " We were not very well known, but we had a lot of members, " Melissa Hooker said. " People who would have been interested in the group knew about it and joined. We had over 50 regular members. " In January, 30 members attended the National Conference at Tan-Tar- A in Osage Beach, Mo. Because of the number of members from the Northwest chapter who attended, the group was presented w ith the award for largest chapter. The conference helped with " any programs, concert displays or help with student teaching, " Stephanie Graves, C- Menc president, said. C-Menc also held a junior high school contest in February for area .schools. Members of C-Menc hired judges to critique students who performed in the concert. The contest allowed members to gain experience in organizing a band contest, somethins: manv would be doins; as band teachers. Beta Beta Beta nationwide biology honor society ■ Worked on highway cleanup and took part in Louis Pasteur Days ■ Held the annual junior high Olympiad ■ Had to have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and 15 hours of biology classes ■ Trick-or-treated for canned foods on Halloween Front Row: Loretia Hui Bin Xu, Leslie Balcazar-Martine, Janette Hayden. Shanna Tucker and Tracy Lund. Back Row: Yun Liang Zhang. Julie Wasser and Kevin Rhodes. " We learned how to run things, " Hooker said. " It put us in an administrati e position and taught us how to organize a band contest. " The organization also helped students network and find contacts for jobs. It also allowed students to discuss what could have possibly been in their future as music educators. " It was good togoif one was going into the field of music education because it offered connections with directors from other universities and high schools, " Daniel Brod said. " It was a very educational experience because a lot of the musicians that held sessions had a lot to offer in their experiences. And it was a great lime to get together with friends and share the love for music. " Besides the love for music, many of the members were education majors. Because of this common link. Hooker knew that she would be able to contact any of the members if she had a problem in teaching. " I knew I would be able to call them if 1 had a problem because we really were aclose group, " Hooker said. " Everyone was there to help each other out. It was a terrific experience. " The world of music held more in store for C-Menc members than just scales and instruments. Through conferences, guest speakers and concerts, they got a glimpse at teaching, fundraising and judging all while having fun. 23 Groups M Blue Key promoted leadership and service on campus ■ Required to be in top one-third of class scholastically and active in other activities and organizations ■ Allowed women in for the first time m Involved in philanthropic events throughout the year such as Toys for Tots and Adopt-a-Highway ■ Participated in Tower Dance, a golf tournament and Homecoming l-ronl Row; Mall Kil i, Gabriel Rangcl and Chrlslophcr Asby. Row 2: Melissa Flelchall Laura Slagcmari. Lisa Slubbcndick and Jenifer Harr. Back Row: P.J. Amys. Michelle Wilson and J. Patrick McLaughlin, adviser. m Cardinal Key participated in higliway clean up around Pumpkin Center ■ Had to have a 3.0 GPA and show leadership ability ■ Offered scholarships through the organization to members who applied ■ Went to national conference ■ Aided juvenile diabetes organizations, talked with organizations such as the Kiwanis Club and held fundraisers Fninl Row: J.J. Howard. Stacy Reineke. Stac Born and Shawn Vehe. Row 2: Calhiccn Welsh, .Myssa Schnack, Mary Talbol and Lance Fredrickson. Back Row: Dennis Esser. Ken Peterson. Patrick Laster. Duane Lawson and David Zwank. C-Menc sponsored junior high music contest ■ Had programs about music education every month ■ Traveled to the state convention ■ Marked the 15th year of existence for the group ■ Offered monthly group speakers Front Row: .Amy .Aebersold. Jamie Welch. Jeremy Henderson. Melissa Hooker. Heather Grann. Beth Ferry and Shannon Touney. Row 2: Jason Eggers. Mary Riley. Brian Sparks. John Nachtrab. Chris Fisher. Ryan Kenney, Slacy Tnpp, Stephanie Graves, Kathleen Winghart. Sarah Ehl and Greg Howdeshell. Row 3: Neil Darnell. Debbie .Ames. Da iJ Perry. Jason Elam. Christina Bowman. Amanda Brown. .Amanda Mendon. Bryan Fre . .Melody .Alford, Jason Miller and Heather Jacobson. Back Row : Scott Wiederstein. Chris ||| Sullivan. Mike Dreyfus. Nathan O ' Donnell. .Matt Bonsignore. Kaiin Tapp. Danny Brod. Tiffany Leever, Chris Droegemueller, Shena Grenier. Kim Springate.Tina Dillingcr. Bryan Parkhurst and Kevin Johnson College Republicans promoted Republican ideals and conservative ideology ■ Started several times throughout Northwest history ■ Worked to get things done like having the Constitution revised ■ Involved with the 1996 presidential campaign ■ Wrote and invited Republican senators and representatives to campus ■ Actively tried to get Republican candidates to come and present their party platforms to the Northwest audience Front Row : Cathleen Campbell. Jill Murdock. Rebekah Pinick and Karrie Krambeck. Back Row : Hawkeve Wilson and Mark Jelavich. adviser. ( ) C-Menc E 233 H (A N I tfi P 234 ACADEMICS Financial Management Association and ll wis business as usual Icir ihc I inaiKial Managcnicm Associalion. The group eelebralcd lis 26th year on the Nt)rthwesl eampus by recei ing ihe FMA Superior Chapter award tor the second straight year. ■ " That award went to only U) percent ol the FMA chapters in the nation, " Melissa Pierpoint. president, said. " Eighteen .schools got recognized with the Superior Chapter (award) and Northwest was one of them. " FMA was started sci students niajoriiig iii business or finance coukl be laniilian ed with people who were out working in ihepiisiiuinsihe students were desiring. " It was formed to bring the businessman and the student together for higher learning, " Kuii Zuck, vice president, said. " (It was also formed to bring the finance students together with the finance business people and to form a greater knowledge of the overall industry. " FMA members found the time to tutor students, pick up trash as a part of theircommunity service, send out newsletters and give out awards to the outstanding junior and senior members. However, FMA toured to Chicago and Omaha to ' isit financial institutions to learn how thev worked. Besides touring, the group also had speakers including the directoroffinance at NEBS and the director of finance for the city of Maryville. However, FMA was not strictly business. " It was a good place for social organization forfinance students, " Mike Wilson. FMA adviser, said. " It was kind of a combination of both (business and social organizations). It was a place for them to get professional contacts also. ..but they also had pizza and did some .socializing. " The students had money on their minds and became masters of manipulating money. balances Financial Managemcm Asstn i.iiKin rnemtiL-rs Ik and their serapbook. The group tutored students institutions to understand how they worked. Id a nicctnig in Pcmn Hall to discuss tutoiii distributed new slettcrs and studied t ' inancu I Groups M Computer Management Society provided internships and encouraged open involvement ■ Members were computer management or business majors ■ Held End of Year and Back to School socials, and a Christmas Party ■ Went on a field trip to Sprint in Kansas City, Mo. to expose them to m the job opportunities that were available in the computer management field ■ Had a fundraiser in which they sold raffle tickets for a year worth of free cellular phone service l- ' ronl Row: Holly Olscn. Nancy Thomson, Hsiao Cha. Max Brcc .c. Andy Wiley and JibrccI Haq. Row 2: Dr. Ron Moss, Sara DeLong, Badia Katambwa, Dallas Ivanko, Tomas ff Chmiclewski and liric Dierkens. Back Row: Ryan Ecclcs, Brian Buhman. Brad Lager. John Bankson. John Olson and Keith Brant Delta Mu Delta a business honor society ■ Attended the National Convention in St. Louis ■ Held tutoring sessions for the 5th grade classes at Washington Middle School ■ Worked with Junior Achievement ■ Met three to four times a semester ■ The National Scholarship winner was Tena Barratt l-ront Row: Greg Wallman, Gerry Bade. Cathy Brier and Marcy Momson. Back Row: Jenniler Harkrider. Nancy Zeliff, sponsor; Patrick Laster. Michelle Wilson. Beth Lewis and Tracy Fordyce. Delta Tau Alpha recognized agricultural students achieving high academic standards ■ Were selected based on GPA and had to be in the top 35 percent of their class after three semesters ■ Held the Agricultural Awards banquet ■ Presented agriculture to high school students liontRow:LurindaTurner. Susie Mires and Cathy Haas. Back Row: Mall Janssen. Russell Shields and Steven Root. Financial Management Association opportunites to share thoughts and ideas about field of finance ■ Took a field trip to Omaha to see the Federal Reserve and planned speakers to talk about finance ■ Assisted in painting Perrin Hall ■ Held pizza, Chnstmas and End of Year parties ■ Had a book sale and bake sale to raise funds Front Row : .Meme Martin. Holly Naber. Slacey Farnam. Kim Zuck and Sarah Wannin.v • Row 2: Kori Sundberg, Slefanie Meyer. Jennifer Harkrider and Mahbubul Haq. Back R. Shawn McCollom. Da id Mvers. Chad Jacobs and Mike Wilson, adviser. m ( Financial Management Association , 235 H ( N ACADEMICS Forensics Team individuals O) Ry Sluirini Johnson The Norlhwesi Forensics Team had a banner year in 1995. They made tongues wag in their tournaments and were ranked number one in Missouri. Under the first-year tutelage of JetT Przyb lo. the Forensics Team came a long way. The Forensics Team did more than Just make some jaws drop. " We did ail kinds of stuff. " Przybylo said. " We put on a show (performed speeches) and invited the high school students to come; it was called the Forensics Showcase. " Some of the other things the team did. besides putting on a showcase of their talents, wasjudging speech contests and talking to speech classes. " We. ..judged a number of speech contests for the grammar school and the 4-H club, " Przybylo said. " And there was a tournament at the high school that we sent judges to; plus we went to any of the speech classes that needed someone for public speaking. " Przybylo said he wanted to keep that w inning tradition alive and he had implemented a plan to do that. " The main core of our team was juniors. ..and I had to make sure that I had solid freshmen coming in so that they could cycle through. ..(be ready to compete). " ' At the end of the first semester, the team was ranked first in the state. The ranking was based on a tabulation of all the points from previous tournaments the team had participated in. " We had an open admission policy; anybody who wanted to be on the team could w alk into my office. " Przybylo said. " We would train absolutely anyone and that was in our motto. " To speak or not to speak that w as the question and when called upon, the Forensics Team spoke. They spoke so loud and so clear that they were heard all over Missouri and people began to rccoenize the small school with a big voice. Perfecting her pcrlbrmance. Angela McMahon recites poeHN in Iront iit the practicuni class. The award-winning Forensics Team experienced a revival leadership of John Rude and JetT Pr .ybylo. Forcnsio under the P 236 Groups M P n i n ft Forensics Team held semesterly Forensics Showcase to display their talents ■ Judged high school tournaments ■ Fundraisers included a candy bar sale ■ Offered a spaghetti dinner for members ■ Participated in regional and national tournaments From Row: Jeff Pr ybylo, coach; Marc Vasquc .. Shawn Bechtol. Tish Tapia and loin Hendricks, coach. Back Row: Geraldo Pazar. Melanic Brown, . ngela McMahon. Jim L ' Kcslad, Annie Chroniv and Danan Galyon. m Gamma Theta Upsilon celebrated Geography Awareness Week ■ Held initiation banquets twice a year ■ Was a geography honor society with a 3.0 GPA requirement ■ Geography professors did a presentation on different graduate schools ■ Over 30 members strong Front Row : J. Ann Iversen, Nathan McLean. Katie Crites and Shawn Vehe. Row 2: Shai Tanierius. Jennifer Spencer. John Holt and Lora Ogden. Back Row: Dr. Charles Dod j ad iser; Jeremy Bulreck, Josh Benoba. Amy Slater and Joel Heinzeroth. Geology Club offered academic and social activities ■ Fundraisers included rock and book sales ■ Sponsored canoe and camping tnps as well as movies and speakers ■ Held year end and welcome back picnics ■ Met twice a month Front Row : Carolyn Willis. Maggie Mabrey. Diane Krueger. adviser: Lora Ogden. Ta. ' .. Van Ryn. Brooke Walker. Suzy Schneckloth and Lucy Caputo. Row 2: John Holt. Jennifer Spencer. Nathan McLean. Guy Jenkins. Katie Foley. Shaw n Vehe. .Adrian Goettemoeller. Shari McDougal. Mel Jaco. Mike Essam. Paul Kemna and John Bunner. Back Row : Jason Clarke. Dwight Maxwell. Ryan Powell. Josh Benda. Charles Craig. Bryce Wyble. Don Hagan. Paul Olson. Tim Wineland, John Pope and Travis Garton. Heartland View student-run four state travel and leisure magazine ■ Won All-Amencan with five marks of distinction from Associated Collegiate Press ■ Gold Medal finalist from Columbia Scholastic Press Association. ■ Held a holiday celebration ■ Celebrated fourth anniversary of publication ■ Sent out 5,400 copies of winter issue to Northwest alumni Front Row : Jennifer Stew art. Sara Meyers and Lori Shalfer. Row 2: Jessica Yeldell. Laura Widmcr. adviser; and .Amv Dusaan. Back Row: Tricia Colville and Matt Marckmann. T E Forensics 237 ( H N ) i ( ACADEMICS International Reading Association 1 nternational literacy By RuI Di timer A young organization on campus, the Inierna- lional Reading Association promoted literacy worldwide. The group, which was organized in 1993, gained popularity with education majors. Members participated in a ariety of activities that promoted reading and teaching reading to others. During their tlrst meeting, they planned a special acti ity tor new members. " 1 read a book called " Imogene and her Ant- lers, ' " Stacy Reineke said. " We made antlers and wore them. It was an activity I could have done w ith kids, so I believed that we could ha e done it too. " Members also traveled to Des Moines, Iowa, to attend a workshop with other IRA organiza- tions. At the workshop, a group from Northwest made a presentation on reading. Members of the executive board made ruler pins to wear to promote literacy day. They also participated in a cookie decorating activity with Horace Mann students during the holidays. While w orking to promote literacy on campus, members of IRA also looked to increase their numbers. Horticulture Club community service included participation in Toys for Tots ■ Held a plant give away ■ Took a tnp to Red Oak. Iowa ■ Raised plants for their annual plant sale and fundraisers ■ Offered speakers and plant prop parties From Row: Jason Gibson. Tracy Davenport and Leonard Wu. Back Row: Joni Johnson. Rodney Straube, Sherry Harr and Carol LaFaver. IRA ' S TOP TEN BOOK LIST, | For children ages 4- S HJ Book Author (l NamO 1. Rainbow Fish Pfister 2. Uncle Jed ' s Barber Shop Mitchell 3. Mrs. Catz and Tush Pollaco 4. Where the Wild Things Are Sendac 5. Rude Giants Wood 6. Sheep Out to Eat Shaw 7. King Kenrick ' s Splinter Derby 8. Big Punnpkin Silverman 9. Pig Sty Teague 10. Eeny Meeny Miney Mole Yolen " " 4 " 238 Groups M International Reading Association promoted International Literacy Day ■ Read books and made cookies with elementary students at Chnstmas ■ Active for three years ■ Had guest speakers such as Jerry Strating come in and talk about reading and literacy ■ Many of the members were education majors, but there were no specific requirements Ironl Row; Amy Sheffield. Meredith Rcelilz, Molly Pclcrs, Nancy Onliveros and Mallhew Noel. Row 2: Stacy Reineke. Sara Azdell. Sarah Bullcr. Ann Rathje and Pat Thomspson. to sponsor. Back Row : Kristin Cummings. Stelanic Rcntie. Michell Martin. Cynthia Fenn an. : Heather Hcrweck. Kappa Delta Pi sponsored student teacher panel about education issues ■ Helped with portfolio development ■ Had to have 3.5 junior GPA and approval from professors ■ Held an initiation and Chnstmas party ■ Social events included a barbecue Ironl Row: Shelley Johnson. Andrea Kalal. Nancy Ontiveros. Lisa Gasiorowski and Sarah Butler Row 2: Jayme Han. Cathleen Welsh. Lance Fredricksen. Tracy Fordyce. Am Schendel. . my Crozier and Jennee Barnes. Back Row: Marcy Chamas, Mary Talbot. Cynthia Fenn. Anna Hughes. Natalie Shulcr. Deanna Bennett. Cori Elifrits and Deb Lawhead. Kappa Kappa Psi participated in SHARE project and MS Walk ■ Had first full year of chapter status ■ Held Music of the Night and BMB band picnic ■ Organized band fest for marching bands ■ Held Annual Beef, Buns and Ball Softball game and picnic Front Row: Mike Dreyfus, Chris Sullivan. Tiffany Marr. Ginny Thomas. Wendi Sum . Scott Weber. Shena Grenier and Al Sergei, adviser. Row 2: Beck Minton. John Woods. Brian Watts. Sonja Erichsen. Sarah Norris, Heather Holtz and Amy Willers. Row }: Ray McCalla. Eric Wells. Eric Skeens. Melissa Hooker. Brian Clark. Scott Evans. Mona Killian and Kevin Johnson. Row 4: Rachel Sleevi. Brian Lendt. Debbie Antes. Steve Stiglic. Heidi Oodel. Jason Whitina. Bill Dodd and David Perrv. Kappa Omicron Nu promoted leadership, scholarship and professionalism in sciences ■ Held dinner during study day ■ Had education major portfolio as an ongoing project ■ Chose the theme Leadership for the 21st century ■ Held Human Environmental Sciences honors banquet Front Row: Keri Peterson. Lisa Boone. Kristen Huber. Laura Moore and Clarissa Landwehr. Back Row: Christv Rosa. Dawn Seso. Seizan Bcver. Deecv Widen and Shannon Dazolt m ( I A T E International Reading Association , . 239 H D N KDLX covered local and regional sports, news and OC campus events ■ Nominated for best public service announcement by National Association of College Broadcasters ■ Participated in highway clean-up ■ Organized and sponsored annual Fall Freeze and Q Spring Thaw Kronl R(H : Taiui Lculurig, Karen Brou nins; and Jonnilcr Slew art J- ' Row 2: Mike Bow lins;. Brian Whitaker. Maleko MeDoniiell, Jason »%? RhaniN and Heath Hedstrom, Rou v Jim Davies, Ann Morrison, ShaionJohnsonandChnsiinaRiiksialis. Baek Row: Corhin Pierce. I ' . , Ji ' ii Misener, Vun Booth and Jennifer Vvrostek. KNWT-TV provided campus and com munity with local television programming ■ Produced shows that aired on Channel 8 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday ■ Produced vanous programs such as " Wired. " which was recognized by CNN as the country ' s best college television program, and " Dusty Roads. " new country music video program ■ Did a live 90-minute concert named NAM jam with four local bands in December which was a huge success Front Row: Chad Ferguson. Jennifer Thomhill. Lisa Thompson. ' " Karen Browning and Chris Stolle. Row 2: Brandon Misener. Kathe Stewan. Brooke Bartels and Scott Johnston. Back Row: Jim Davies. Brian Crook. Kirk VVavman and Mike Bowlina, KXCV public radio station ■ Training opportunity for staff of 30 students ■ On the air for 21 hours a day. seven days a week O ■ Nineteen newcasts daily plus regular talk shows ■ Listening area covered 25 percent of Northwest Missouri ■ Played jazz and classical music Front Row: Tana Leutung. Amy Morrison. Corbin Pierce. Karen -i Browning and Jennifer Stewart. Back Row: Scott Wiederstein. .■ niia Nothstine. Brian Whitaker, Kirk Wayman, Maleko McDonnell and Jason Rhamv. P R 240 Groups M ACADEMICS KXCV m ) ' v Jennifer Simler Tiiniiii! into 00.5 FM was a new thing for some lisicncrs because of the frequency, but for others it was the chance to gain experience at the station and receive an opporlunily lo work with the newest technology in the field. A technology that most other National Public Radio affiliates did not have. Two years ago the station expanded its range to reach Chillicothc. Mo., providing listeners of northern Missouri as well as southern Nebraska and Iowa with the classical and jazz music from KXCV. The staff was made up of 30 students involved in producing the 2 1 -hour music day from 5 a.m. to I a.m., seven days a week with no commercial interruptions. The station was granted money in mid December for a new transmitter to replace the 25-year-old one that frequently failed during bad weather. They were funded $90,896 from the U.S. Department of Commerce and funds S from Northwest for a new transmission system. Whenever the weather was bad and it £ became icy. the transmitter had to be turned " down to half power causing the station to o decrease its range of listeners. The new transmitter had new features benefiting the station and its broadcasters. " The good thing about the transmitter was that we could automate the radio station. " " Tammy Bacchi. a broadcaster, said. " The radio station was automated at .5 a.m. and that meant that no one had to go on air until 6 a.m. On the weekends, the automation went on ai d a.m. and a broadcaster went on at 7 a.m. " ' The system had a few delays when it came to installation because of weather factors. It was finally installed and was tested over the winter break. The automatic system ran by itself on Christmas Eve and New Year ' s Hve. " It (the new iransmiticrl v as more reliable. " Tammy Bacchi spins jazz as she hosts " Morning Choice " during her 9 a.m. to 1 1 a.m. shift at KXCV. Bacchi said she was concerned that new technology in use at KXCV would hurt students when they used older ct|uipmcnl m the job niarkel. Kirk Wayman. a broadcaster, said. " We knew promos, but with this new system it came we could sign on when we got to the station throughthecomputer. " Wayman said. " All we and that our listeners could alv ays ha e counted on us being on air. " One other aspect KXCV had ihat most oilier radio stations did not uas a Digital .Audio Device system, which was a compuier- controlled system. This new system was the new " hotlhing " intechnology lor broadcasting stations. " Mosi raLlio s sieiiis used carls ui |ila r had to do was touch the screen and it broadcasted. The big thing about the D.AD s stem was it signed on automatically. It was a touch screen computer and that made things easier. It was the newest technology e er one could get in a station. " " KXCV provided the opportunity for future bntadcasters to work with new technology w liilc making music and inlnrming the public. KXCV , m fii E 241 tf) HON Mortar Board worked on service projects and other efforts ■ Co-sponsored, with Alpha Chi. Expanding Horizon speaker Bridgett Brown ■ Served for only one year on the senior honorary board ■ Used to be the Turret Society, then switched to the national affiliation with Mortar Board Front Row: Lisa Ka Sanders. J J How ard. Kathcnnc Mason. .Shaw n V chc. Kristnia l-.ask-i ' . Laural Stork. Johannc [■airchild. sponsor; and Donisc Ollingcr. sponsor. Row 2: Nicole Scott. .■Xngcia McNcmcy. Lisa Klindl. . niy Hcrmreck. Jennifer Gum. Jenifer Harr. Chen llippin. Carol Patton. Michelle Ncuerburg and Jason Eggers. Back Row; Chris Slolle. Joel lleinzerolh. Scott Norlen. Matt Janssen and Don Hagan. :J SLjls ' ' W (O Mock Trial facilitated opportunities to learn and practice law with set-up trials ■ An interest in the legal system was required ■ Most often coordinated activities with the pre-law society ■ Participated in Mock Trial Competition in the spring ■ Worked closely with Bob Sundell. a Maryville trial lawyer Front Row; Kell Nuss and .Angelita Hams-Lewis Kin2cr and Harr Lednian. Back Row; Rvan Bluni. Craig National Agri-Marketing Association promoted agricultural careers ■ MO-OK-AN Mentor Program all year ■ Worked on job applications, resumes and interviews ■ Had a writing market plan in April and national competition in San Diego Front Row; Caths Haas. Lunnda Turner, Carol Barton. Kaela Black. Teresa Poland and Nicole Lock. Row 2; Michelle Pace. Donna Whitehead. Rhonda Robenson. Carla Rapp. S.ira McCray. Julie Stevens. Josh Wall. Mackenzie Hamilton and Renee Rhodus. Row V Dana Keim, Brian Hopf. Paul Ebbers. Allison Hill. Chris Stuva. Kathy Bonderer. Molls M.irshall and Duane Jewell. ad iser. Back Row; Andy Karl. Jason Batterson. Travis Ford. Andrew Grishow. Gary Niclson. Kevin Fneling. Jeremy Oleson. Justin Vincent and Chris Northwest Missourian award-winning, student-run newspaper with citywide coverage ■ Located on the web at http: nwmissouri. edu www_root North- west events missourian index.html ■ Began working with a digital darkroom where all the photography was transferred onto the page via computer ■ Doubled circulation to 8,000 Front Row; Sarah Elliott. Barry Piatl. Chris Geinosky. Jennie Nelson. Karen Gates. Christy Spagna. Susie Mires. Carrie McGeorge. Kelly Mooney and Sarah Kulinsky. Row 2; Emily Reese. Susan Lorinior, Andrea Friedman. Jennifer Daniels. Kclli Mahoney. Heather Townsend. Lonclle Rath|e. Regina Bruntmeyer. Megan Goede. Jacy Frear and Olivia Snyder. Row .V Colin McDonough. Rob Brow n.ChrisTriebsch. Cynthia Hansen. Carra Ramsey. ChrisGalitz. Colleen Cooke. Michele Allen. Polly Carter and Jason Tarwater. Back Row; Derrick Barker. Anna Nothstine. Nate Olson. Tate Sinclair. Hawkeye Wilson. Steve Simon. Greg Dairy mple. Gene Cassell. Mitch Bavsinscr. Keith Rsdbers]. Erica Smith and Laura Riedel 242 Groups M ACADEMICS Mortar Board m 1 1 Miizycst " made E- .11 ihc J, S . Junes I nion [Jiiiinul. Mortal Board iiicnihcrs Iimcii as Dcnrsc Oltinacr a way lo increase membership. To pro ide ser lee to the eomnuinit) , Mortar Board mail buddies with 8th graders and planned an open gym lor Si C;reaor s students. CT " ' cnc CciSM ' ll The Turicl Chupicr ot the Mortar Board leapt on the campus scene as one ol " the newest groups on campus, taking the place of the Turret Society. A factor that made the Mortar Board different from other organizations was that every member was involved in something else. " There were more leaders in Mortar Board. " Shawn Vehe, president, said. " Everybody was involved in everything. The challenge was to schedule activities around everyone else ' s activi- ties. " Each ear. the national con ention selected a type of service project for each chapter. The theme of children ' s issues was selected at the national convention and all Mortar Board chap- ters used this theme in their community projects. For its service projects, the Mortar Board made food baskets at Thanksgiving and had H-mail buddies with students in the 8th grade at St. Gregory ' s School. The Mortar Board also wanted to set up an open gym for the students. " The E-mail buddies was a good opporlunitN for the students and it exposed them to some aspect of college life. " Vehe said. " All kids liked to play on the computer. " To be a member of Mortar Board, a . .0 GP.-X was required and the student must have been a senior the following year. Students also had to show strong leadership and service skills. The selection process started in March. " Mortar Board was a combination of scholar- ship, leadership and service, " Lisa Klindt, ser ice chairperson, said. Mortar Board celebrated national Mortar Board Week Feb. 12 through 17, Activities in- cluded a special dinner at the Thomas Gaunt House. SiikIcmIs who louiul the time to be campus leaders as well as Mortar Board members helped continue the tradition of Tunct Society and put life into a new oriiani alioii. I m ( Mortar Board 243 H (O N ACADEMICS Phi Alpha Theta tr CO Wi.J.JL ough Rr MarUc Saxavi Phi Alpha Ihcla was ihc hislurs honor society Ihal wanted to nio c besond the traditional idea ofhonoraries and become a more social organization. " It was an honorary organization that recognized students who excelled in the history Held, " Jenifer Han. Phi Alpha Theta secretary. said. " Not only was it an academic honor, but it was also an opportunit for members with similar interests to interact and become more acquainted on a personal level. " Membership in Phi Alpha Theta was a two- fold. A willingness to become interactive with students with similar interests as well as a , . 1 GPA in history classes w ere the requirements for membership. Getting its members involved in more than just meetings was one of Phi Alpha Theta " s biggest goals of the academic year. " We tried to go out together once a week. " " Jennifer Gum. president, said. " We tried to make it more social than it had been in the past by getting together and having things like holiday parties. " " The academic aspect of the organization was also very important to the club ' s members. National convention and history " It was an honorary organization that recognized students who excelled in the history field. " -Jenifer Harr Tammy Kelly talks atiiuit ihe upcoming inilation program to be held at the Nodaway Historical Museum. Members of Phi .Alpha Thcia presented papers at the national convention In .St. Louis. academic honiirs were paired with an increased effort at conuiuin Its nnoKement and development. Neffie Chamas presented a paper about the women of the Civil War at the National Phi Alpha Theta Convention in St. Louis. " The convention went well, " " Neffie Chamas, said. " I chose tht topic because most people did not know that women fought. I had 15 original counts of women who were involved with the civil war.but there was an estimated 400 women there. " " As part of community involvement, the honoraiN presented exhibits at the newly remodeled Nodaway County Historical Society Museum. Han ' , described as " incredible " " by Gum, was also the first student in the history of Northwest to be awarded the British Marshall Foundation scholarship, as well as being the first Truman scholar from the University. Aside from becoming friends through Phi Alpha Theta, the honorary society allowed each member to showcase his talents and academiic abilities. P 244 Groups M Phi Alpha Theta helped with senior papers, other classes and senior history majors ■ Went to St. Louis to their National conference to present paper dunng Christmas Break ■ Helped with the opening of the histoncal museum in Maryvllle ■ Involved with the philosophy organization, had dual meetings and activities with them Ironi Row: Chris Arniigcr. Jcnilcr H;irr and R ;in Blauo. Back Row: Dr. Janice Falcone. ad iscr; and Jennifer (ium. Phi Eta Sigma recognized academic achievement ■ Required GPA of 3.5 during freshman year for membership to this academic honor society ■ Took balloons and Valentine ' s Day cards to retirement homes ■ Were showed how to make easy meals in the residence halls by Dr. Richard Frucht Frimt Row: Leah Johnsen. Heidi Miirr . Jason Conaway. Lindsay Haaan. Ken .Meyer. Chance Douthat. Cynthia Grosvenor, Angle Bayne and Teresa Ganger. Row 2: Ton ' dce Vooilman. J. Ann hersen. Travis Dimmitt. Slacia Woriey. Sarah Lund. Angle Wilson. Kelly Nuss. Jennifer Beekman. Lisa Allen and Beth Richards, co-sponsor. Back Row: Sam Smith. Keith Rydherg. Andy Scott. Anna Hughes. Andy Lancaster. Ray McCalla. Melissa Boehm. Deborah Brannen and Brenda Ryan, co-sponsor. Pi Beta Alpha provided academic and social activities for geography and geology ■ Required to be a business major ■ Tripled their enrollment to 35 ■ Had speakers such as Mary Throener for resumes and Russ Northup for interviewing . ' . roiii Riiu : Michelle Wdson. Karen Brand. Angle Wilson. Jill Lobdell. Sarah Wanninger and Michelle Heck, Back Row : Gerald Kramer, co-adviser: Greg Nelson. .Mike .Askren. .Ahmet Tokdemir. Bnan Wicdmaier and J. Patnck McLauahlin. co-adviser. Pi Omega Pi promoted professional development among business majors ■ Required a 3.0 GPA with 15 hours in business and or education classes. ■ Hosted two area business contests ■ Ranked as the Top 10 Chapter ■ Met monthly Front Row: Nancy ZelilT, sponsor; Rcbckah Michael. Amanda Lunsford and Jennifer Schumacher. Back Row: Belh Lewis, Tracy Fordyce, Michelle Hepperman and Tan a " rown. m T E Phi Alpha Theta 245 ( H N Political Science Club promoted and expanded political thought at Northwest ■ Sold hot chocolate and doughnuts to spectators before the Home- coming parade ■ Participated in activities such as a city council candidate forum and Public Administration Night ■ Was responsible for getting Congresswoman Pat Danner to speak at graduation ■ Hosted a debate between the city council candidates and school board candidates in sphng Iront Row: Gary Bradley, Eric Thomccvck. Hawkcyc Wilson and Melissa FIctchall. Back Kow: Doug Whilaker. Kelly Nuss. Robckah Pinick. Jason MeCabe and Kevin Buterbaugh Pre-Law Society prepared students for law school by practicing the profession ■ Actively practiced law by practicing for exams and listening to speakers ■ Sponsored guest speakers and visited the University of Missouri Kansas City and other law schools ■ Paid dues and expressed an interest in law school as requirements l-ioni Rou : Kcll Niiss and Anne Baca. Back Row : Mall Kil i. R an B.lum. Craig Kingci and Hans Redman. Pre-Med Club ) Prepared students for careers In health field I Initiated roller skating and bowling as social activities ■ Visited nursing homes as a community service project ■ Collected food during a Halloween trick-or-treat activity ■ Had guest speakers, retreats, meetings and community service events ■ Held a retreat to allow officers and new members to come together and plan out the year as well as develop social bonds From Row: Cara Weher. Melissa Slrnad. Dell Johnson, Julie Applcman and Crissy Millei Row 2: Chris Carpenter, Angela Larkins, Jennifer Ludwig, Leslie Balcazar-MartincJasoi Conaway and Yun Liang Zhang. Back Row: Kevin Rhodes, Chad Johnson, Georgi (Inrdon. Phil Tompkins and Doug Wilson. Public Relations Student Society of America provided hands-on experience for public relations majors ■ Provided publicity for campus organizations such as Student Senate and the Forensics Team ■ Went to Kansas City for the state chapter meeting in the sphng where they worked on resumes and portfolios ■ Involved in an undertaking where group of four students worked on the Bateman competition, a competition where the group completed a case study to present before a nationally recognized company like Coca Cola From Rou : Jennilcr Leonard, Malthew Brunk, Lynelte Humphreys, Bobbie Barbo a. Jill Macder and Jenniler Chipman, Back Row: Jill Williams, Jennifer Knight, Tamm Thompson. Jenn Blocker. Jason Klindt and Jessie Clark. P R 246 Groups n M ACADEMICS Political Science Club Members ol the Political Science C ' luh talk about a trip to Chic J.W. Jones Union. During the year, the club went on a lobbying Ir in a public forum on campus and increased political awareness iigo during a meeting in the p, invited political speakers at the l ' ni ersils By Dyano Kwon -tiurvec Discussing and analyzing the current trends and events in government was the locus of the Political Science Club. This group olniore than lOsludenls. majoring or minoring in government or public administration, was not necessarily registered Republicans or Democrats. Hovve er. their interest in the political climate in the L ' nited States and elsewhere led them lo meet e ery week in the J.W. Jones Union. The club promoted public awareness of politics. Through theireftbrts to bring government and political figures to speak at the University, they attempted to explain what went on behind the closed doors in government offices. " The main objective of the Political Science Club was to help promote political awareness on campus, " Melissa Fletchall, club secretary, said. " We tried lo bring political figures to campus so that the students could get a belter grasp and understanding on who to vote for. " Another reason why the club planned to bring ihe political figures to Northwest was so students could gel a belter idea of what their candidate or representative stood ft)r. Having acaucus in Maryville was also an ilem on the club ' s agenda for the election year. .Mlhough a lobbying trip was an annual excursion, one of the highlights of the club in 1 996 was the trip to Chicago lo attend the Midwest Meeting of the .American Political Science Association m .April. " A lot t)f pet)ple didn ' t understand that we were the government and there was a lot of hatred lor the government. " David McLaughlin, the organization ' s adviser, said. " A country was no better than its citizens and its citizens were no better than the country. Students ought lotake the opportunity to learn all le els of the government. " Continuing a trend of political in volvement, members of the Political Science Club stro e to gel Northwest involved and broaden the political inlcivsls ol ' lhe stiKleiil bods. I Political Science Club 247 H ( ) N ACADEMICS Psychology Sociology Society t i minds Visjiiiij; iniiKilos m ClaiiiKla. low a. as an allempl to undersiaiid the human mind was u hat an organi ation of suidenls did as they tried to grasp a comprohLMision of psycholiigy and scxriology. Studenls in liic Psychology and Sociolog Society organized a trip in April to the prison. The members said they thought it was an excellent learning exercise. " We talked to inmates under light security. and tried to figure out why they did what they, did. " Carrie Gei.sendorf. Psych Soc Society ice president, said. " We learned ways to interact w iih them as well as de elop methods of treatment. " The trip was available to anyone who wanted to participate. All that was required w as the desire to try to understand what triggered the mind into telling people to rob or do other minor crimes. " We talked to them about what would of helped when they were younger, " Geisendorf said. " Like for instance, if when they were younger would a role model of helped ' . ' " Wanting to interact with the community, the society hosted Halloween and St. Patrick ' s Da parties for a group home of mentally disabled people. The parties were held at the Wesley Center. The students either went to the group home and picked them up or made arrangements to have them brought to the center. " It showed us how to relate with different people and with different disabilities. " Tim Owen. Psych Soc Society president, said. " They had " 6 such a wide range of disabilities; it really helped " us learn and helped them to get out and interact g with people and they enjoyed that. " S The Psych Soc Society went beyond the basic o meetings every other Tuesday . Members chose to ' practice and answer some questions their minds had bv evaluatinc the minds of others. Caroline Sanders dances with Paul Hartley during a Halloween dance held with group horr memhers. The Psychology and Sociology Society also visited inmates in Clarinda. Iowa. Groups M Psi Chi furthered the science of psychology and honored outstanding students ■ Established at Northwest in 1982 as a part of the national psychol- ogy honorary society ■ Required to complete three semesters, have 3.0 GPA, be in the top 35 percent of class standing and have nine hours of psychology completed ■ Met every other Tuesday at 3 p.m. I Tonl Row: Cynthia Grosvcnor. Kaliicrlnc Mason and Kari Kcrchncr. Back k u I in Owen. Rav McCalla and Dana Crouch. Psychology Sociology Society provided social and academic enrichment vjhWe studying the fields ■ Required an interest in issues of Psychology and Sociology Saw the Mental Health museum ■ Went to St. Joseph and Clarinda Correctional Facility ■ Listened to speakers about graduate schools, research and battered women ' s group Ironi Riiw, Cynthia Grosvenor. Bcthan Tison. Robin Rciter. Tina Bcncdclli. Dawn 0 .Icnscn. .Michelle Partusch and Julio Austin. Back Row: Tim Owen. Lauren While. Came (ieisendorf. .Sheila Gobcn. Dana Crouch and Karen Casev. Radio and Television News Directors ' Association produced News 8, a half-hour show devoted to news ■ Taped on Sunday and aired daily Monday through Thursday for one half hour ■ Only 30 chapters in the nation and colleges had to be selected to have a RTNDA chapter at their school ■ Produced documentanes on community events and concerns ■ Went to international RTNDA convention in New Orleans Front Row: .Anne Hendricks, Christina Bullock. Lisa Thompson. Jennifer .Schlainp. Lindie Patton. .Stephanie Puricelli. Karen Brow ning and Titian) Grunert. Row 1: Mands Bultler. , ' my Dugaan. Erika Niermeyer. Farrah McGuirc. Hilaric Jczik and Kathe Stew an. Row .V .Alex (iazio, Steve Adams, Jeremy Snell, Rich Pereksta. Brian Smith. Barry Piatt and Brian Froelkcr. Back Row: Ken White, adviser; Casey White. Brandon Misener. Mike Bowling. Brian Whitaker. NLitthew Breen, Chris Slolle, Chris Lukasina and Kirk V ' a nian. Student Association of American Chemical Society purpose was to socialize and expand knowledge of chemistry ■ Established in 1965 ■ For those interested in chemistry ■ Open to all majors and could have led to graduate school, employ- ment and national affiliation opportunities Front Row Da id Gruender. Karen Brow ning and Joyce BottorlT. ad iser. Row 2: Calh Brier ,iiid Jill Ch.ipnian. Back Row: Heather ,N ' amann , Dave .Nutlall and Jennifer .Arg. ( ) A T Psychology Sociology Society 249 H N U) Student Council for Exceptional Children community service projects included working in area schools ■ Worked with exceptional children and upheld their rights QC ■ Planned activities included the Week of Exceptional Child, Trick-or- Treat education, multi-cultural education and technology conference ■ Did work with Special Olympics and sent several children to partici- pate in the annual sports event ■ Sponsored weekly events such as bowling with exceptional children O where volunteers could help the kids knock down pins Kriinl Row : Krisil Dallas. Ann Hcrmicck, Marcs Dickman. Jaynic Warren. Chen Flippm. Rchcoca Bciinell. Shcrri Johnson and Shcllov Johnson. Back Row: . Iichelc Duncan. Dcnisc Hop! ' . .Amanda Ryan, Viclona Anderson. Gretchen Derr and Heather Herweck. Sigma Alpha lota professional fraternity for women in music ■ Was established June 12, 1908 ■ Received second for their division in the Homecoming skits ■ To join one must have been a music major or minor or completed nine music hours, a 2.7 cumulative GPA and be in a performing ensemble ■ Participated in Adopt-A-Highway. ushered for the music department and helped at music contests lionl Row : .Ani) Guenthner. Staci .Shipley. Jennifer Elholt. Michelle Neuerbursz. Stephanie Gra es. Carolyn Willis and Kann Potts. Row 2: Beth Fen . Stacy Tripp. Melody Alford. Becky Ogdahl. Kourtney Strade, Rebekah Piniek and Jamie Welch. Row 3: .Audrey Hawkins. Julie Scars. Michelle Suthers and Jill New land. Back Row: Tiffany Lee er. Debbie A. .Antes and Amy Mendon. Sigma Gamma Epsilon geology honor society ■ Purchased items for the geology department and donated them ■ Conducted a plant sale in Garrett-Strong building as a fund-raiser ■ Sold geologic minerals and presented the money as a gift to the Geology department ■ Had about 10 to 15 active members ■ Met twice a month (O Iront Row : Nathan .McLean. Du ight .Maxwell, adviser; Mike Essam and Dr. Don Hagan. .iJ iscr. Back Row: Paul Kemna. Shawn Vehe. Lora Ogden. .Adrian Goellemoeller. and John P. Pope. Sigma Phi Sigma contributed to Celebration of Quality ■ Requirements were to have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or could be presidential scholars ■ Hosted Expanding Hohzons lecture series that featured professors and community members ■ Held social events such as pizza parties ■ Received Student Senate recognition during the 1994-1995 academic year Front Row: .Andrew Scott. Kate Carrel. Jennifer Strader and Brandy Malthia. Row 2: Crystal Melcher. Kelly Nuss. Melissa Fletchall. Deborah Brannen. Gen Jennings. Nancy Ontiveros and Jim Eiswert. adviser. Back Row : Janice Falcone, adviser; Lesley Thacker. Jodi Baldwin. Janelle Merrioll and Carol Patton. 250 Groups M ACADEMICS Student Council lor Exceptional Children Ih ( nrtenay Hill and Mike Johnson By helping oul schools wilhin the Maryvillc community, the Student Council t ' orHxceptional Children focused on children who were at I handicapped or genius levels. There were no requirements to be in SCEC. but 75 percent of the members were education majors. The group spoke to freshmen seminar classes to get people tojoin. The publicity worked and the group doubled in size. " it used to be really small, but it kept on growing, " Marcy Dickman, SCEC vice president, said. " It really hadn ' t been around that long, but the more people who learned about ii, the more people wanted to be involved. " The primary purpose of the group was awareness of issues facing exceptional children. " It made me more in tune to what was going on in the field of special education, " Dickman said. " Besides watching videos, we had speakers come in and talk about special problems like kids w iih attention deficit disorder. " Besides educating members, SCEC also helped area children. They did a presentation on dangers to watch for with candy around Halloween and handed out mittens to needs children when the weather got colder. In April, SCEC attended a national convention in Orlando, Fla.. in which members interacted with experienced teachers who imparled ihcii advice on dealing with exceptional childien. " The convention was a chance for everyone to gel involved, from parents to faculty to administration, " Rebecca Bennet. SCEC vice president, said. CEC also published many of the educational periodicals students used on campus, such as " Teaching the Exceptional Child " and ■The Journal of Learning Disabilities. " Recognizing the needs of exceptional students, SCEC members prepared themselves to be the teachers ot lonuirrow . m Cheri Flippin discusses ideas for " The Week of the Exceptional Child " with fellow Student Council lor Fxceptionnl Children memhers. .SCRC mcnihors worked to Mippon ;incl raise ■luaiviics ol lsMK• I. hiiclM iiiiit; lc.iinm;j i.lis,ibli. l. h.iiKlk ,ip|X-J jiul l;iIi I iliiKlri. ' n Student Council for Exceptional Children ( E 251 ) H N _ Sigma Tau Delta sponsored Teacher Appreciation Day for English department ■ Had to have an English major or minor with a 3.0 GPA in English and a 2.8 overall GPA ■ Doubled in organization size ■ Had a bake sale and a book sale to raise money for the annual English conference as well as other events 1 roni Row; Chanda Clar . adviser; Luralci Manin. Heather Hughes and Rachel Sanline K u 2: Judy Slark, Marv Chamas, Karen Smith. Melissa Clark ' and Monica Kruel. Back K u ; Natalie Schulcr. Jeff Kosse. David Leaton and Ann Walker. Student Missouri State Teachers Association prepared future educators for teaching field ■ Had the largest delegation at the MSTA Convention and State Officers ■ Brought in speakers and participated in the Horace Mann Book Fair, which provided reading material at low pnces for elementary students ■ Were undergraduates showing interest in education ■ Had various pizza parties and picnics front Row; Sarah Butler. Sara AiJeW. Dawn Gardner. .Nancy Ontiveros. Shem Winingar. Wilahe Schwartz. Becky Peters and Stace Reincke. Row 2; Lisa Owen. Denise Hopf. Michele Duncan. Sarah Shields. C ' athlcen Caniphell. Rachel Hiltv.Tracv Ncwcomb. Sherri Johnson and Shelley Johnson. Row 3; Dawn Stritzel. Kate Carrel, Heather Herweck. Cynthia Fenn. .Ann Ralhje. Matthew Noel. Diana Neth and Natalie Schuler. Back Row: my Sheffield. Michelle Drake. .Michelle Martin. .Anna Hughes, Dustan Kern. Mary Talhot .inj Ken Grove. Society of Professional Journalists promoted First Amendment issues and supported journalists ■ Was established in 1993 to offer students an outlook on the professional field of journalism ■ Attended the national convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul. Minn. ■ Sponsored mass communication T-shirts ■ Had a meeting to discuss relationships between the media and the police Q From Row ; Jody Strauch. ad iser; Ruby Dittmer, Sara Meyers and Karen Gates. Rou 2: Sarah Elliott, Cindy Hanson, Regina Bruntmeyer, Lonelle Rathjc and Chris Tnehsch. Back Row; Demck Barker, .-Xpril Burge, Gene Cassell and Keith R ' dberL ' . Tower Yearbook student produced, nationally recognized yearbook ■ Produced a histoncal book of events that happened dunng the school year ■ Initiated a CD-ROM to complement the book ' s theme of Contempo- rary Traditions ■ Celebrated its 75th anniversary ■ Inducted into the Associated Collegiate Press hall of fame ■ Was one of the top six yearbooks in the nation Front Row; Jennifer Simler, Tom Demngton, Chnsty Spagna. Ruh Dittmer.Genevieve Shocklcy. Stephanie Louk, Stacy Hensel, Michelle MurphC .ind Jason Hoke. Row 2; Lisa Thompson, Laura Widnier, adviser; Jennifer Ward, Lesley Thacker. .Angela Wheeler. .Nikki Jonesand Sally Wortmann. Back Row; Mike Johnson. Jackie Tcgan. Dan Hemande . Chris Tucker, .Anglea Scott, Jacy Frear. Mitch Baysinger, Jim Miller and Jeff Smith 252 Groups o L h a M ACADEMICS Society of Professional Journalists media m Taking time from the l;itc night chaos o( Northwcsl Missounaii production. Kaicn Gates. Society of Professional Journahsts vice-president, prepares submissions for the SPJ Mark of Hxcellence Awards. This uas the first year the Northwest chapter entered the coinpelion :?v Tom Derriniilon Media critics oficn agreed that journalists were the second worst e i I in the v orld compared to lawyers. The Society of Professional Journalists was created to reinstate the good name of journalists by showing students proper ethical reporting techniques. The group won a national award and went to the national convention held in St. Paul. Minn. Karen Gates, the Northwest delegate, cast the local group ' s vole on how to rewrite the national code of ethics. " For the changing times, a new code of ethics was needed. " Gates said. " Some amendments were passed and some weren ' t. Overall, the code of ethicsdid not pass because journalists believed all the revised atnendments needed to be reshaped. " Metnbers hea rd Reginald Stuart, national SPJ president, speak. Locally the organization invited a speaker. Fred Mares, who w on a Pulitzer Prize and worked for The Kansas City Star. " Fred Mares was a motivational speaker and talked about how he got involved in SPJ. " Sara Meyers. SPJ president, said. " He also talked about how he met the big names in journalism. such as Walter Cronkite, and how he made contacts. He was very interesting. " The organization planned to have a " disaster reporter come in and talk about how they dealt u ith the stress of the job and w hy they wanted to cover those types of stories. " Meyers said. One of the presentations, " The Media and the Law. " opened discussion concerning tnedia iinoKement in courtroom cases and concerns ahoui the relationships between tnedia and police. .At other workshops, people talked about di ersily in the workplace and how one should hav e dealt with resume and portfolio ideas. SPJ prodded students to think about their responsibilities as professional ii urnalisis. I A T Society of Professional Jounalists m E 253 V N GREEKS Delta Sigma Phi ' ui history liv Ruby Dirnna When a fire destroyed the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity house in 1987, (he IValernity struggled tor sur i al. For a year nienibers uere w ilhoul a huuse and membership declmed seserely. When ihes purehased theireuneni house. the reorganized, inereasing their membership and ehanging iheir reputation on eampus. " We were really still on our way back. " " Tyson Robinette said. " Our current membership was 47. The image we projected had changed from the past. " Rushing new members was an informal pro- cess. While the Delta Sigs had a goal ot a number ot rushees they wished to have join, it was not a goal they necessarily met. f " We did not set numbers as goals, " " Jon S Vonseggern said. " " We set goals to have had tB goals and tor the simple fact that it we did not f have numbers, we died. " " . The members of Delta Sigma Phi worked to o o change their reputation from pre ious years. £ w hile they continued to v ork on increasing their houdmus membership. humc.Th Alpha Gamma Rho social-professional fraternity for males interested in agriculture ■ Received award during Greek Weekend for Most Improved Chapter ■ Awarded the highest pledge class average during Greek Weekend ■ Required a 2.25 GPA and interest in a career in agriculture From Row; Duane Jewell, adviser; Kevin Frieling. Justin Vmcenl, Brian Marshall. Justin Maker. Stewart Blessing. Joel Heinzerolh. Matthew Janssen and Derek Koppen. Row 2: Brad Hulelt. Curt Pietig. Tim Kimrey. Kyle Mover. Jay Masehing. Scott Ellis. Russell Shields. Kerby Stott. Ed Putz. Bruce Forbes. Brock Glenn. Jason Beisscnher and Josh Wall. Row }: B.J. Schany. Brian Brown. .Andy Dugan. Mall Rardon. Dan Beckman. Mark Putney. Sle en Reiste. Eric Jackson. Charles Swanlek. Jason Henle. Chad Heuss. Austin Nolhwehr. Da id Black and Nathan Moyer. Row 4; Eric McKay. Justin Keller. Mike Shields. Brice Walker. Ruslin Rainbolt. Michael Tjelle. Clark Jackson. Greg Bahrenburg, Shannon Barnes. Doug Begemann and Troy Wesselink. Back Row ; Chris Stu a. Darrin Moulin, John Gruhn. Troy Smotherman. Corev Slridcr. Brian Sirider. Tra is Ford, Jason Batterson. Doug SeidI, Jeff Oden. Chris Fleak. AnJ Turner. Jesse Cass and Ben Dohmian. R U N 254 Groups I Alpha Kappa Lambda provided a common bond of brotherhood ■ Recently remodeled the intenor of its house ■ Their national philanthropy was the Muscular Dystrophy Association ■ Was a member of the Maryville Chamber of Commerce and partici- pated in the highway clean-up program ■ Sponsored a speaker for IFC on fraternity risk management [■ront Row: Clint Crafl. Derrick Vidacak. Jim Ashley. Jason Cisper, Jim Ulveslad. Bryan Leonard. James Osalkowski and Michael Bowman. Row 2: Jason Kirtley, Kyle Kooi. Jason Duke. Chris Hendren. Joe Godfrey. Chris Moran. Cory VanPelt. Brian Reed. Jeff Clark and Benjamm Fearnow. Back Row: Craig Kingery. David Trausch. Jack Gladieux. Patrick Lasler. Trent Leonard. Christopher Coffin and Clifford Bowles. Alpha Sigma Alpha purpose to help make the members more well rounded ■ Participated in a variety of community activities such as highway clean-up, activities with the Maryville Health Care Center and the Special Olympics Front Row: Amanda Wright. Theresa Renner. Kelly Lopez. Michelle Zimmerman. Rebekah Butler. Stacy Born. Shawn Vehe. Calandra Coleman. Andrea Merino. Jennifer Lucas. Jill Slansbury and Suzanne Houston. Row 2: Angela Schmidt. Kelli Mahoney. Tracy Corbin . Kaylu Eychancr, . land Johnson, Holly Lutt. Candice McCullick. Anna Rowe. . n nc Taylor. Nicole Klaut er. Brooke Walker. Regina Van Rees and Am Lovell. Row 3 : Karla Jewell. Bnanna , Iares. Deanna Zimmer. Angela Larkins. Jessie Vehe. Sarah Radenslaben. Am Morrison. Kan Killday. Kristi Martin. Kerry Brenner. Courtney Lowe. Shauna Nolan. Laun Scaglia and Whitney Thacker. Back Row : Mandy Kliment. Callie Silvey. Leah Johansen. Mane Hulen. Kelli McNett. Tina Szlanda, Michelle Krambeck, Megan Greer. Rebecca Mobs. Angle Orr. Carra Ramsey. Amy Weekly. Becky Moore and Paige Kaplan. ' i ir Delta Chi purpose to promote friendship sponsored a haunted house and donated proceeds to the Red Cross ■ Sponsored a designated driver program on St. Patnck ' s Day ■ Awarded the President ' s Cup award, Helping Hand award and the Award of Excellence Front Row : Duane Lawson. Phil Lanio. Brian Faulkner. .Matthew Molsick. Corey Nelsen. Matthew Wheeler. Toby Cannon and Jason Fitts. Row 2: Jent Norsworthy. Jason Short. Kevin Weers, Bnan Smith. Dwayne Saucier. Joe Spano. Joel Splan. Jason Knobbe. Jason Key. Doug Sellers. Scott Dillenschneider and Emre Zengilli. Row 3: Matt Jones. Shane Davis. Brad Cook. Michael N ' inson. Jerem Browning. Malt Mason. Nathan Schwantes. Scott Gnmni. Monty King. Mike Yearous. Harry Redman. Robert Hedgecorth and Barry Audsley. Back Row : Andy Lang. Josh Hood. Ryan Fly nn. Dylan DePrenger. Branit Lindsey . Andy Alloway. .Mbert Barnes, .- ndy Venn. .Vlark Dillenschnieder. Bnan Cooley. Steve Zimmer. Billv Carter and Brian Kever. r. . (.1 nig Delta Sigma Phi promoted academia as well as brotherhood and community service ■ Held Softball tournament in spring with Kansas State University ■ Ranked highest with GPA in new member class ■ Sponsored a nnual handicap dance with Phi Mu at the fraternity house ■ Started at Northwest in 1 967 as one of 135 to 140 nationwide chapters Front Row : Guy Jenkins. Matthew Sw isher. Ale.x Luers. Aaron Jung. Chns Freeman. Da ul Rosenbohm. Tyson Robinetl. Bret Christian. Jeff Brecht. Joshua Plueger. Robby Dittmer an J Kelly Ferguson. Row 2: .Andrew Scott. Maleko McDonnell. .Aaron Defenbaugh. Bill McElheny. Chad R ca. Nathan Reed. Brian Bosley. Tim Harmon. Bill Chaloupecky. Trey Payton and Jim Smeltzer. adviser. Row 3: Michael Bom. Chns Ward. Jim Honn. Carev Kramer. Scott Cowden. Scott Mackey. Jason Proudfit. Richard Reeve and Jeremy Wilzke B.ick Row : Chad Collins. Matt Mayer. Michael Guthrie. Bnan .Andreasen. Sean Duvall. Iike Nihsen. Mark Wegner. l:irc .in (iiirp. Ion ' on-.eggcm. Chad Johnson anJ F d 1 . R S H I Delta Sigma Phi 255 o R GREEKS Interfraternity Council N in In ihc anlK ' ip;ilii n nl yclliiii; ic;r1 lor Rush, ihc IraiL ' inilics sponl weeks prc]iar- ing for ihc hectic days. Planiiirii; parlies look lime, dedicalion and money. Fall Rush tor Iraternilies began a week before classes started in August and Spring Rush began the first week of ihe second semester. Fraternities held an informal Rush. in ii- ing men to the houses for barbecues, volley- hall and pool parties to meet each other. In ad- dition, they also held parties like casino night w h ere t h c p I a y e d p o k e r a n d _ ,„ gambled widnnil real mone . ,1 , . ■Rush was really they wanted.The ,, hack. " Bnan Cooley said. " I went to old system made each house and got to know the guys. Each Iralernily welcomed us in a different way. The Phi Sigs took us to play river football, which was a great way to re- lax and meet people. " Fraternities changed the way Rush was structured two years ago. The amount of men that pledged increased to 186. the most men in five years. Before, the most that had pledged was 155. Fraternities also went out and recruited men. which led to the successful outcome. In the past, men had to go to the " This system encouraged the fraternities to seek the new members wanted.The the rushees go to them. " -Marc Van Gorp Fraternity members greet polenlial rushees vvilh firm handsh.ike Rusti. The e cnl. spcmsored h IFC. encoiirjeed Iralernilies in sc imphlcls 111 ihe Sp.inish Den during Sp niembeis .ind helped m.ike lushine e.i fraternities they wanted to rush and make the effort to get to sign w ith the particular fraternity. " The fraternities were getting more ac- customed to the open Rush system, " Marc Van Gorp, Interfraternity Council presi- dent, said. " This system encouraged the fraternities to seek the new members they wanted. The old system made the rushees go to them. " The fraternities picked new members according to many things during Rush. There was no set quota any fraternity had to take. They could take as few or as many men as they wanted during either Rush season. .Some of the ihlii ' js that vserc consid- ered when the men where getting rushcc were who participated the most, who got ii know the actives and who showed giuM skills including leadership and promisins grades. Men had to chose which fraternity theyi signed with carefully because their deci ' sion would effect Ihc rest o their collegi experience greatly. " I went through Rush and the experience held true to the name. " Andy Stowe said " Everyone seemed to be in such a hurry tc tell me why they were the best. " The new associate members had a lot ol learning to do about their founders, cer- emonies, rituals and the time and hard wiirk it took to be part of Greek life. K U N 256 Groups ■ I— If . Jr ' " ' Lr i:: ' Delta Zeta (actives) involved with Speech and Hearing Impaired at Galludet University ■ Wrote to pen pals in an Omaha inner city school ■ Had highway clean-up three times ■ Participated in activities such as date dashes, mixers with fraterni- ties, formal, informal and sold Pizza Hut Coupon books Ininl Row ; Courtney Dowdcn. Melissa Krilcnbririk. LcaAnii Vcllcr, Alyssa Schnack. Laur;i (iiran.1. Amy Hcrmrcck. Marissa Barbosa. Traci Beck and Hilary Parker, Row 2: Alysun D ' Alloma, Kerrie Kelly, Wendy Hutchinson. Cherie Wilson. Kit Morgan. Jennifer Wells. larcy Dicknian. Jayme Warren. Mayela Aldrele. Angie Lullmann. Shanna Yamnitz. Jem Cooke, Tanya Lope , and Janinc Kohler. Row 3: Emily Ebers. Karie Deal. J,J, Howard, Jill Muriliiek. Kirsien Sayles. Lori Drew. Angle Wright. Nicky Newell. Margaret .Shelley, Christina Ketller. Melissa Overfield. Michelle McCampbell. Angela Pfetcherand l.ashara erner. Back Row: Tondec Voonman. RachacI Baldridge. .Shari McDougal. Angela Hartmann. Jennifer Hust. Lara Schulenberg. Angel McNerney. Carrie Ordway. Jennifer Barllett. Mindi Robinson. Emily Stcngcr. Lynn Moloney, Amy Bla ck and Ginger l.angcmcir. Delta Zeta (new members) their badge was the only one In the Library of Congress ■ Co-sponsored annual Headstart Program Chnstmas party with Delta ■ Provided an Easter Egg hunt for children of Headstart ■ Participated in Homecoming events with Tau Kappa Epsilon ■ Collected toiletry items for a Kansas City, Mo., shelter ■ Had philanthropy activity at the Maryville nursing home Front Row : Dana Richmond. .Amy .Smith, Came Whittington. Jennifer Mitchell. Stephan Louk. Julie Norlen. Michelle Wilson. Holly Davis. Rebecca Bennett. Shannon Keanc. Kristin Roach and Rita DelSignore. Back Row : Lindsey Snider. Carrie Epp. Heather Libby , Stacy Hensel. .Nicole Fi .ette. Kim Steward. Monica .Maddi. Christina Lee. Jennie Behrenv, Kim .Amdorfer. Julie Knott. Casey Sylvester and Ginny Edwards. InterfraternJty Council governed all fraternities ■ Selected representatives from each local fraternity ■ Sponsored a " Gender Gap " to show how men perceive things and how women perceive things ■ llene Stephens, a pro-Greek speaker, spoke about terminal effects of hazing ■ Co-sponsored a Pom Break with Panhellenic to give Homecoming workers a nice break Front Row: Marc Van Corp. Russell Shields. Brad Meinecke and Jason Batterson. Back Row: Andy Venn, Jamie Powell. Mark Wegner. Tyson Robinett and Corey Strider. Kappa Sigma fostered growth through brotherhood ■ Established at Northwest AphI 29. 1995 ■ Philanthropies included the United Way and the Multiple Sclerosis fund ■ Sponsored activities such as formals and theme parties ■ Held a fundraising Date Auction in November Front Row: Corey Sweat. Sam Lingo. Carl Meinke. Shane Kammerer. Steve Hodges. Dan Marr and Chris Goll. Row 2: Brad .-Xnderson. Jeremy Campbell. Craig Piburn. Jason Glover ,ind Justin Myers, Row .3: Ken Johnson. Dan Lamb Jr.. Dustin McCollom. Neil Neumeyer ,ind , ndy Gustafson, Back Row: Sam Scholtcn. Justin Blatny. Chad Sedore. Briley Tonilinson. Glen Donnellv and Bnan Glosser. H I Interfraternity Council 257 C9 N GREEKS PhiMu ■% Pv SfacY Hcrsi ' l and Chera Pridcaux Allhough mixers, I ' ormals and socials were a large pariot ' sororiiy lite. Phi Mil also emphasized community and school involvemeni. The women of Phi Mu parlicipaled in philan- thropy activities co-sponsored with the Deli i Sigma Phi fraternity and received the overall Homecoming Supremacy award. " Everyone worked together very well and wc pulled off a very good Homecoming, " Shannon Foster, overall Homecoming chair, said. " I was very excited that we won Homecoming Su- premacy and by being overall Homecoming chair. I knew that it was a very close race. " Although Homecoming was a key highlight of the year, members also participated in a variety of activities such as Adopt-a-Grandparent, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament and tutoring programs. " We tried to be actively involved and that wasn ' t just a daily thing, " Antoinette Day said. " People said that we bought our friends and that we partied too much — but it was not that. Sorority life helped me get involved in school, get to know people and do community work. I had so many sisters to talk to if I needed help — they were always there for me and believed in me. " Phi Mus enhanced sisterhood daily, but the Columbian airplane crash that threatened the life of their sister Mercedes Ramirez stretched that bond and helped it grow. " It put us in a tense situation, but ultimately brought us closer together, " Foster said. All of the activities and leadership possibilities brought out the best in the members. " It gave me different leadership opportunities. ..and it let me see the behind-the- % scenes aspect, " Nicole Scott said. " It also ben- efited me because we were diverse — giving me a 1 chance to meet other people. Plus, you only got " out of it with what you put into it. " 2 Throughout a challenging year. Phi Mu strove £ to maintain its traditions and pride while con- stantly improving its members. Phi Mu nisticc ' ' moms " Jennifer Jewell and Arlette Leuthold siring colored yarn over a swing in Beal Park. Each daughter " later traced the yarn through to the park to t1nd out who her sorority mom was. K H 258 Groups I Order of Omega involved In Greek Weekend and responsible for the awards ■ Membership requirements included being a member of a Greek organization and having a high GPA ■ Organized and paid for a Christmas dinner for 15 underpnvileged families ■ A member has won the national Order of Omega scholarship during the last five years liniii Riiw; Alvssii SchiuKk, Laura Girard, Brooke Boehncr and Laura Stagcman. Rov. _ ( ' lirisiiiphiT Ashy. Mall Kil i. Slacy Born, Annie Vandeginstc, Jim Ulveslad and Ja-,iiii ( ' is|ui Back Row: Marc Van Gorp, Adam Courier. Brian Slarkey. ScoU Norien and P.J. lll s. Phi Mu (actives) worked for the betterment of the community ■ V on the Homecoming Supremecy Award ■ Participated in an Adopt-a-Grandparent program with residents at the Parkdale Manor l- ' ronl Row: Nicole Scou. .Shannon Fosler. Tasha Miller. Jenifer Young. Monica Nauss. Lucy Capulo. Jana AbboU. Pally Adams. Arlelle Leulhold. Jennifer Thomas. Chera Prideaux and Andrea Fraundorfer. Row 2: Cindy Munila. Christina Cunningham. Alishu Wisniewski. Nicole Voigts. DeniseWay. JennyferDeLong. Anne Grab. Lon F.vans. Brenda Mohling. Gina Davis. Chrisly Noonan. JoNell Slone and Suzy Schnecklolh. Row V ( " ah Cliiller. Marisa Sanchez. Janelle Scholten. Maggie O ' RIIey. Sara Kohn. Becca Roesch. Kimberly Kendall. Krisli Seek. Tanya Failer. Lori Theobald and Jennifer Harrifeld. Bin. k Row: Dana Fraundorfer. Slacy Dowling. Kerry Koenig. Mercedes Ramirez. Carri Gross. Laura Waterman, Kris Hrdlicka. Jennifer Donnell. Stephanie Derby, Heidi Emsl and Jennifer Jewell. Phi IVIu (new members) promoted sisterhood with their creed: love, honor and truth ■ Sponsored a 3-on-3 basketball tournament. Alumni Luau and Tea ■ Participated in community service activities such as helping with a group home, the Red Cross and tutonng programs ■ Presented the Social Service Award for a project completed with the members of the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity Front Row: Nichole Bockover, Mary Aschcnlrop, Tara Brill, Michele Beisel. Antoinette [5ay. Melissa Maw, Chris Fisher, Jen Weiperl. Andrea Sloholski and Mary Voegele. Row 2: Slacia Worley. Michelle Malison. Sarah Stephens. Becky Bollinger. Tiffany Fevurly. Beth Going. Slacy Cummings. Shannon Paulsen. Cynthia Crook and Katie Shannon. Back Row: Melissa Larson. Julie Burroughs, Janet Johnson, Megan Marino, Mary Riley. Ann Collins, Tacia Beane, Jen Hollingshead and Mandy Gundlaeh. Sigma Alpha sent four delegates to the National Convention ■ Involved with Homecoming, Toys for Tots and canned food drives ■ Won the Homecoming Jalopy award ■ Won the national Emerald Green Award ■ Held Bid Day social activities with Delta Sigma Phis Ironl Row: Charyti Sibbil, Jackie Schimmel, Dana Keiin, Tara Schramm, Alicia F.igg. Nicole Lock, Carol Barton and Brandi Davis. Row 2: Corie Rasmussen, Amy Roberis. Cisey Coon. Rhonda Robertson, ,Amy Landwehr, Waltedda Taylor, Cathy Haas and I ' eres.i loland. Row .■ : Kaela Black. Sanianlha Kelley. Carla Rapp. Lurinda Turner. Slacy Kon . Kerry Karlin. Dana Collins and Julie Owens. Back Row : Marcy Moms. S. Sheree McCray , Mindy Poxenmire, Maltie Springer, Molly .Marshall, Kim .-Nnderson. Michelle Budt and Kesha Nuss. - 1 R E E K U N 1 T Y Phi Mu 259 GREEKS Sigma Phi Epsiion N brotherhood B Jennifer Sintler and Torn Yaniaueh Forming the Greek organization in 1981, the memhers of Sigma Phi Epsiion exemplified ■ ' building balance and leaders for tomorrows eommunilies " by fundraising and forming strong bonds t)f brotherhood. A variety of activities were held to raise money for the chapter and for the community. Members went to Kansas City, Mo., and worked for Kemper Arena as ushers for basketball games or music concerts. One of the fundraisers was teeter- tottering for three consecutive days, non-stop. " We did the teeler-totler, " Kraig Robinette, .Sigma Phi Epsiion president, said. " We did it for 72 hours and got donations of more than S300 at Homecoming 1995. " One of the key notes during the weekly chapter meetings was discussions about Homecoming. Greek Weekend and how to make brotherhotid relationships strong for the new members. " Brotherhood was kind of a new e.xperience, " Robinette said. " It was not like having a brother It was more of a feeling than a word. " Some of the members went to Omaha. Neb.; Kansas City, Mo., and other places where the met with other Sigma Phi Epsiion chapters in attempt to learn more about other chapters. " It was my role to communicate with other chapters of the national organization to know what other chapters did. " Robinette said. Unification and friendship were key roles also. " It (Sigma Phi Epsiion) gave students an op- portunily to get into something different from -g v hat they wanted to be in, " James Herauf. ad- viser, said. " So. students came in. made friends g and established the relationship for the rest of their life. " § The social-based fraiernil) had other goals in °- mind besides being primarily social. They wanted to support their philanthropy as well as contribute to the communil . Playing Black Jack. Jeremy Husen and Robert .Ascheiump take part in a easiiui niehl Rush tiinclion at the Sigma Phi Espsilon House. Sig Eps worked at Kemper . rena and leeler-tottered during Homecoming for 72 hours to raise money and support one of their philanthropies. K U N I Yl 260 Groups ' UJT »B r. Sigma Kappa (actives) received chapter charter at National Convention ■ Collected clothes for people on East coast, sold lollipops for Alzheimer ' s disease and participated In Adopt-A-Highway ■ Won Sisterhood Award. Outstanding Rush Plans Award and Quota Award at National Convention From Row: Jcnnilcr Thompson, Michelle Heck, Carey Cline, Tina Bencdetli. Susan Lorinior, Amy Slone. Lisa M. Gasiorowski, Annie Vandcginsle, Kimberly Adams. Carrie Sli cr, Anne LaBeaume and Kathy Bregen er. Row 2: Nicole McPherren, Brooke Quiglcy, Chris Hiiiniiii!. JeiiniliT Miller. .Amy Guenthner. Brenda Miller, Kane Free, Kaylc Hale, Spalding, Melissa Clark, Robin Rciter, Julie Randolph and Kmibcrly Sifcrs. Row y. Jenny Meiners, Jennifer Wookcy, Lisa Thompson, Nicole Geiter, Tricia Fangmann, Jenni Nicholson, Sarah Wieland, Donna Maguire, Stephanie Travis, Bethany Tison, Megan Thrasher, Kristal Turner and Sarah Sehulle. Back Row: Jennifer VanCooten. Lynelle Archdekin, Lora Ogden, .Andrea Smith, Fmmy Chevalier, Jessica Clark. Tracey Molilor, Angela Barnes, Kelly Russell l.aur.i Ojeski and Mindi I-ouler. Sigma Kappa (new members) collected clothing, books and soap for Maine Sea Coast Project ■ Held first formal rush ■ Went caroling during the holidays ■ Motto was " One heart, one way " ■ Represented by the symbol of the heart and dove, their flower is the violet and their jewel is the pearl Front Row: Brandy Holton. Stephanie Roberts, Leah Gralapp, Lisa Jensen, Hillary Stone, Came Kropf, Heather Niemeyer, Kim Burgess and . ngie Bayne. Row 2: Megan G ' Boyle, Jennifer Rosborough, Vanessa Buhmiester, Natalie Bamelt, Gayle Mcintosh, Jessica Cassidy, Cindy Westphalen, Sarah Alexander, .Anita Groom and Jill Roasa. Back Row- Michelle Dunlap, Tracie Lange, Sara Ciani, Joy Green, Tara Getter, Michelle Roseman, Lisa Tjelmeland, Hillary Petersen, Cherie Hulsebus. Jamie Miller and Tamara Pemice. I I ' . .. ' ' i j t. i i - 1 I Sigma Phi Epsilon (actives) built a playground for Head Start program ■ Won second consecutive Buchanan Cup for top 10 percent of chapters in nation ■ Completed more than 1.300 hours of community service since Spnng 1995 ■ Won Outstanding Greek Organization. Outstanding Greek Male and Outstanding Greek President From Rau : Jason Chatten. Ryan Blum, Da id Catherall. Matt Kitzi, Matt Marquez. Brien Matlh s and Josh Gra . Row 2: Scott McLain, Brian Starkey, Jeremy Husen. Eric Halligan, Jason i a les, Nick In .erello. Michael Spriggs. Sean Henry. Alex McClam, Sean Thompson. T.J. Shavnore and Matt Becker. Row 3: Bryce Atkins, Kraig Robinette, P.J. Amys, Matt Vanboening. Ted Quinlm, Trystan Crook, Casey Stalnaker and Mick Hoo er. Back Row : Steve Coppinger, Corey Wasenius, Jason Wooif, Scott Ingwerson, Randy Gruhn, Carl Manion, Shannon Lenz, Trevin Haines. John Laffey. Travis Manners and Ryan Kelly. Sigma Phi Epsilon (new members) balanced Man Project made sure functions were attended ■ Participated in a Teeter-Totter-A-Thon to raise money for charity ■ Goals include building balanced leaders for the community ■ Enjoyed going to a retirement center once a week to spend time with the residents Front Rou: Dusty Laun. Craig Durley. J m Crouson. JelT Trammell. Matt Baker. Enc Huggins and Ryan Oswald. Row 2: Dustin Barnes. Jeff Smith. Roben Aschenirop. Chris Smitli. Kyle .Schol . Dan Fullerlon and Derek Morris. Back Row: Lenny Pillala. Ben Prell. Keven Krull. Jeremv Hams. Tra is Martin. Tommy Hullf .ind Derek Smashey. H I Sigma Phi Epsilon 261 o N GREEKS Sigma Tau Gamma h ome G 262 Working Ui make ihcir rralornily house a sale and eomroriable plaee to li e in was the mam priority ol ' the Sigma Tau Gammas of North west " We rew ired the house " eause it wasn ' t meet- ing (building )eode. " " Kelly Lock said. " We put m new drywali. along with doors and carpeting. Kvery cent we had went into doing our house. " Making the much-needed changes to the house caused a noticeable increase in the mindset of many of the fraternity members. " Fi. ing the house brought about a new attitude for change and for the future. " Da e Wakien said. The Sig Taus traded Homecoming and othei activities for money-raising activities that wiiuki directly pay for the house ' s renovations. Waldeii said. " We w orked at Kansas Cits Chiels and Royals games " concession stands. " Walden said. " We had to be there at 8 a.m.. but it was still pretty fun to do. " Aside from living the house. Sig Tau memhei s said Ihey enjoyed a brotherhood unique to small fraternities. " 1 liked Sig Tau ' cause of the brotherhood. " Lock said. " It was a small fraternity and thai made us a lot closer than bigger fraternities. " Fraternity members were also active in a phi- lanthropy with Bacchus, an organi aiion that promoted responsible drinking. Even this took a back seat to house remodel- ing, though. Intramural participation, however. S did not suffer and still took up a large part of fraternity members ' time. " Wc were into flag football, basketball and weightlifling, " Brad Meinecke said. " Basically o just every sport there was. we were in. " 5 The Sis Taus planned to set back into Home- , , , ' T . . H,ini!ini! out m Ihc Sii;ma T;iu Gumma bascniciU. rusncc 1 mi Cliildcrs coming and other social activities— returning to ,, ■;, . klmgcnsmilt, plays a game of pool. The Iralcrnily painted ihe their long-standing tradition at Northwest. iheiroool table as pan of the repairs made to the in.sideol ' their home. talks u iih .Sig vails ol the ha Tau Jar .emeni , K U N ti Groups Sigma Sigma Sigma (actives) first sorority at Northwest ■ Organized and sponsored S.O.S. Silent Walk ■ Raised money for Robbie Page Memonal Fund, which was their philanthropy ■ Made Homecoming float completely out of recyclable products From Row: Andrea Miller. Amic Blackburn. Tracy Sibbemscn. Jayme Hart. Brooke Boehncr. Beth Lewis, Lyncile Humphreys. Keri Lucas. Jenny Tinsley and Beih Gudenrath. Row 2: Ashley Heermann, Slaria Sands, Amy Bell, Slaci Lock, Mamae Sloll. Kristi Haw Icy. Kalhy RIvcs. Melanie Sloll. Sarah Young. Trieia Slalonc and Sarah Carr. Row 3: Tiffany Hardman. Carol Zierke, Terah Shearer. Angela Bleich. Lindsay Hagan, Tiffany White, .Michelle Mac.Mahon and Rebecca Szabo.Back Row: Stacy Plummer, Stacy Tyler, Sandy Stakcr, Jessica Fetle. Kcllv Kuohner, Anne Carlson and Jennifer Rouse. Sigma Sigma Sigma (new members) encouraged sisterhood with members ■ Needed a 2.5 GPA and to maintain a 2.25 GPA ■ Required an eight-week new membership program and passing a national Sigma Sigma Sigma test with an 85 percent or better of all new members ■ New members were initiated in October ■ Placed second in intramural volleyball Front Row: Kelly Hudlemeyer. Kim Buley. Tarih Klein. Katie Amall. Karric Levis. Farrah Staples. Jennifer Simler. Gina Heady and Erin Peterson. Row 2: Heather Cutler, Chris Pa alls. Daw n Stephens. Brigid Barn. . Tracy Wilson. Christina Dchner. Erica Zuber. Carrie Raleigh. Michelle Falcon, Julie Gray and Courtney Swcanngen. Back Row: Jody Frank. Shannon Placke. Meredith Charles. .Andi Selzer. Monica Frost. Jennifer Dennis. Tara Henry. Kara Kern. Amara Melonis. Dianna Neth and Melanie Coleman. Sigma Tau Gamma oldest fraternity on campus ■ Involved m intramural football, basketball and softball ■ Philanthropies were Bacchus Gamma ■ Had Risk Management seminar with Kevin Johnson ■ Worked Chiefs games for fundraising ■ Had a fall informal plus various other mixers with Greek organizations ■ Eric Dierkens won Mutual of Omaha scholarship and Zac Myers got an internship in Poland Front Row: Jason Blodgett. Jay Parker. Joe Meade. John Gilbert. Eric Klingensmith and Kevin Johnson. Row 2: Richard Alt. Eric Dierkens. Tom Thompson. Brad .VIeinecke. Dave Walden. Justin Hofmann. Scott Wjeczorek and Jamie Pow ell. Back Row : Eric Carter. Kelly Locke. Scott Sierck. Ray Morley. Brian Wiedniaier and Joseph Heiman. Tau Phi Upsilon promoted academics and community service as well as diversity ■ Only non-national sorority at Northwest ■ Mam philanthropy is Lupus: however, also contnbuted to the Maryvllle Food Pantry and Multiple Sclerosis funds ■ Must have been second semester female freshmen with at least a 2.0 GPA Front Row: Billie Bowman. Kristin McMurry. Karen Hams. Shauna Sandau. Charissa Brow ning. Daw n Hurley and Amanda .Atkins. Row 2: Sarah Youmans. Daw n Milbum. .-Xmy Kochler. .Amy Paige and Yuki Osawa. Back Row: Chalene McJunkin. Kelly Dorl. Debbie Gunia. NaShaa Conawav. Sarah Carhill and Angela Wiederholt. H I P Sigma Tau Gamma 263 R (A N ll 3 RESIDENCE LIFE Franken Hall Council ice liHciisciiioilKMUs;isUL-llasc i.-iliili;i ' iK-s lillcd the air in Franken Hall as ihe Super Bow I Parl got underway. While yelling and elapping tor the learn of their choiee. residents and Iriends tilled the Franken Lounge. With a purpose ot helping residents gel to know each other, the Franken Hall Council had a good turn out tor their Super Bow I Party. " The hall council threw the Super Bowl Parts to get people away from parlies where alcohol may ha e been present. " Ruth Ann Woll " , resi- dent, said, " it kepi them out of trouble; this was a dry environment. And it helped the residents ol the hall to gel to know each other belter. " The residents of the hall appreciated having somewhere lo go to watch the game. " It was nice of the hall council to spend the money and lime throwing this part - together. " Malt Stoecklein said. The upperclassmen preterred Franken Hall. The council wanted lo get residents involved and the peaceful atmosphere attracted students. " I liked living there because it was quiet and 1 was able lo study more there compared lo the other halls. " Susan Grub said. Previous resident assistants went to Franken lo retire because of the peaceful atmosphere. " Franken Hall was sometimes been referred lo by other RAs as the Retirement Village. " Calh Briar said. " The hall itself was very quiet with the upperclass either studying or at work. I would have described it as peaceful and self-sufficient. The residents knew what they are doing. " S The hall was known for housing upperclass « students only and had 24-hour visitation. It was . also known for having private room contracts. S The perception of Franken as a quiet, warm and friendly environment kept coming hack. % Through the quiet moments and the exciting o- ones. the hall kept its peace. With the friendly environment that it provided, the hall stood out in its own special w a . Celebrating a touchdown, tans watch the Super BmU in Franken Hall ihc Super Bowl Party. Franken Hall Council also scr ed hot ehocolate duruii; tinals week. Lounge, and dou .Along with chnuts R 264 M M Groups Franken Hall Council organized a penny drive for Toys for Tots ■ Served hot cocoa and cookies during study breaks for finals ■ Held a contest for a hall T-shirt design ■ Had a barbecue which was attended by 20 to 30 people ■ Sponsored a car wash to raise extra money for the hall liiiiil Kou: Michael l:llioU. Aiuly Ciuslarsiin. Shane Lowe. Tom Winghart. adviser; and 1 in.i Owen. Hudson Hall Council participated in Head Start and Toys for Tots ■ Held a hall skating party in November ■ Held a Christmas party ■ Invited tnck-or-treaters for Halloween and had a haynde ■ Informed residents of upcoming events and hall government t-ronl Row: Jennifer Beekman, Rohin Casey. Emmy Da les and Denise Coole. Back Row; Laura Hafemelster. Kristin Cummings, Tammi Hancock. Stcfanic Renlie and Jennifer Hardwick. Millikan Hall Council offered camping trip for fiomeless in October ■ Provided programming for Millikan Hall residents ■ Held condom Olympics with Dietench Hall ■ Halloween activities included a floor decoration contest, trick-or- treating for kids and made popcorn balls ■ Decorated floor tree in lounge for Christmas From Row; Carrie Wo ny. Jamie Miller. Tammy Peden and Mona Killian. Row 2: Tresa Barlage, adviser. Amy Willers, Trisha Knepp and Melissa Nichols. Back Row; Beck Mmlon. Rachel Sleevi. Corrv Goettsch. Karen Ramere and Cheryl Dunham. Millikan Hall Staff held a Big Sis party ■ Won first place in Homecoming for Simpsons clowns ■ Had a spaghetti dinner and gift exchange held by the fifth floor ■ Offered a hall fitness pass ■ Held stress relievers duhng finals week I ' roni Row ; Tresa Barlage. hall director. Sarah UpholT Arthena Pratherand Rachel Sleevi. Back Row; Coitv Goettsch. Karen Ramere and Pamela Bell. fm H T S Franken Hall Council 265 (O N. RESIDENCE LIFE Residence Hall Association 3 UJ R 266 -■- " jnitors ■.■I bWikkiJoiic Providing a comfortable living space and keeping ihe residents satisfied was Iheirgoal. As the governing body of the residence halls, they made all the major decisions on what the living standards were. RH A pushed tor the necessary polic changes. They worked hard to make residence hall In mg belter as well as comfortable. Within the year, the group locused on new tele ision channels. To increase the awareness of channel changes. Starz movie channel printed out a television guide for the students. " The change was ver good, and the students adjusted well to them. " Kelli Prim. RHA mem- ber, said. " would have loved to have seen more channels added, but the ones we did have pro- ided more entertainment for the students. " Being involved in RHA was both a learning experience as well as an opportunity to develop strong leadership. " RHA was a great leadership opportunii lor all students, " Jeff Lukens. executive board mem- ber, said. " It not only helped me to get to know how the students felt, but also how I may ha e felt about the students. " RHA members were planning a Valentine ' s Day dance, a formal dinner dance in the spnng. a tornado program and .S.N.O.W., which stood for .Safe Navigation on Walkways established to create fun activities for students " entertainment. The organization benefited the University as well as the students by opening the lines of communication between both parties. S " RHA was a group with dedicated members of ™ all the halls across campus — student-leaders with campus-like concerns and the desire to ha e S fun. " Curtis Heldstab. RH.A president, said. The group ' s members made it their duty to help the students. S. They pushed for the necessary changes and made satisfaction their major eoal. M At the RHA sponsored Midnight Bowling, Dave Nuttall refills a basket ot free condoms to place by . sc displa). Thee enl vsas held diirini: .Ad anlage ' 95. M $1 Groups IH rv J 1 iL ■ Jr iM VI: ?il ' 1 1 i«5 ■ ' «• -l . tUBt J 19 W " North Complex opportunity for recreational, social and cultural growth ■ Received third place for Independent house category dunng Home- coming ■ Received second place in clowns during Homecoming ■ Raised over $300 with penny wars for Toys for Tots ■ During October and November, received Hall of the Month •ronl Row: Chris Cook. Duane Gcorgt. Sarah Calron, Molly McMillan and Sarah Garrisun Row 2: Mall Baker, adviser: Jessica Hawkins. Angela Larkins. Slaeey McWjIliams. Kerry Ualdw in and Sarah Shields. Row y Sieve Gilson. Slefanie Meyer. Corey Polls. Sara A dell. Jennifer Ellsworth. Lori Ration and Rick Langhelp. Back Row: Christian Hombaker. Paul Niclson. Craig Schieber. Devin Warrington. Jason Tarwaler. Jason Lengemann and Justin Seckei. National Residence Hall Honorary recognized people for leadership, development skills and creativity ■ Recognized and honored those students who made significant contnbutions to the residence halls ■ Went to national conferences each year ■ Restructured program to recognize students ■ Must have had a 2.5 GPA, live on campus and go through an inter- view process to be a member ■ Recognized outstanding halls each month 1 ronl Row : Kathleen Winghart. Kelli Prim. Karen Raniere. Julie Knauss. DeAnnaKoeiliker. Eileen .-Mien and Scott Evans. Row 2: Tresa Barlage. Melissa Wardrip. Heather Mintle. Jennie Nelson. Cathy Brier. Christy Pallas and Cheri Flippin. Back Row: Curtis Heldslab. Wayne Viner. adviser: Kirk Kluempke. Tom Winghart. Robin Casey and Jennifer Beekman. Phillips Hall sponsored several members for the multiple sclerosis walk ■ Had a Super Bowl party, a finals week party and a Halloween dance ■ Started an aerobics class which was taught by a student and attended by 20 to 25 residents per night ■ Began a Walk-in Club at the fitness center where residents would sign in how many miles they walked, ran or rode on an exercise bike, and then got a prize at the end of the year if they had the most miles ■ Twenty to 30 members regularly attending meetings l-ront Row: Katie , ienieier and Ste e Maroui. Back Row : Lorrie Vaccaro and Sarah Lund. Residence Hall Association governing body and voice of all residence halls on campus ■ sponsored a Halloween dance for a social activity ■ Supported finals study rooms, a midnight barbecue and reduced-rate movie nights in Maryville ■ Participated in Building Bridges project during the fall Front Row: Curtis Heldslab. Miss Wardrip. Scoll E ans and JeffLukens. Row 2: Heidi Murr . Teresa Ganger. Amy W dlers. Benjamin Brockmann. Kelli Prim. Kimberly Smith. K.ircn Raiiiere. Amanda Briehta. Corey Polls. Krisii Thom;is and Coole. Row 3; Tresa Barlage. adviser: Tom Winghart. ad iser: Zacharv Smith. Jennifer Pearson. Dawn Hardymartiii. Amy Reece. Slefanie Renlie. Dave Nullall. Heather Herweck. Molly Edmunds and Lori Palton. Back Row: Dan Ziemann. adviser: Mark Bigelow . Michael Elliott. Andy Guslafson. Garrick Smith. Nilin Goil. Miranda Aleksiak. Da id Simenson. Chris Lukasina. Rich Pereksla and Christian Hombaker. en N H Residence Hall Association 267 H i i D UJ South Complex Hall Council community service included helping Toys for Tots I Sponsored a bowling night for residents I Had floor meetings every Tuesday night I Opened a fitness room and created study rooms in the residence hall I Opened a game room with a pool table and foosball ronl Row: Scoll Brock. Kini Ridtllc and Zachen Smith. B.ick Rou Kiik Kliicinpki.- and oiiila HulTakcr. Student Health Advisory Council purpose to inform campus about student health issues ■ Provided liaison between students and faculty and the Student Health Services staff ■ Conducted a survey about students ' needs of Health Services and reported the results ■ Passed out AIDS information on AIDS Awareness Day ■ Educated peers about health issues Hronl Row: Da id Gruender. Karen Browning and Joyce Bottorff. adviser Row 2: Calhy Brier and Jill Chapman. Back Row: Heather Namanny. Dave Nuttall and Jenniter Argo. Student Senate governing body of all students and organizations ■ Participated in Toys for Tots, gave blood for the annual blood drive and adopted a highway as community service ■ Organized the Tower Service Awards and Who ' s Who Among Univer- sity Students ■ Sponsored pancake breakfast and the Ash Bash during Homecoming ■ Organized a petition with KDLX against Classic Cable to keep MTV as a channel Front Row: Cynthia Shellon. Monica Smith, Dawn Gardner. Angela Larkins and .■ ngel Harris-Lewis. Row 2: Michelle Krambeck. Sarah Alexander. Shelly Conner. Deb Smi and Karrie Krambeck. Back Row: Scott Brock. Kelly Ferguson. Dawn Hardymartin. J Chapman, Kelly Nuss, Gary Bradley and John Olsen. Student Support Services helped students achieve academically as well as socially ■ Offered a variety of workshops ■ Involved in Homecoming and community service as well as vanous volunteer work ■ Provided financial and career counseling and support ■ Federally-funded program hronl Row: irginia Peters. Tena Barratt and Kathy Reisncr. Row 2: .Mcesha Barcus. HtMihcr Nol.ind. Kristina Eunbok Kim. Darelh Goettemocller and Braden Randall. Back Row : Scott Johnston. .Amber Young. Becky Peters. Melissa Bochm and Joseph Koebcrl. Ail « « « Jl m tt tt It li R 268 _. Groups M RESIDENCE LIFE Student Support By DerricK n For iiian tirsl generation and disabled students, Suidcnl Support Services pro ided the means to ease ihe transition from hiiih school to college and lessen ihe burden of day-to-day life. Student Support Services v as a tederallv funded program designed to support students who came from families v ith little college background and students whose physical limitations required new strategies for learning. That support came in the forms of tutoring, personal counseling, scholarships, financial aid and access to cultural events, according to Phil Kenkel. Student Support Services director. " We kept close labs on students lo make sure we w ere providing serv ices they needed ° or required, " Kenkel said. 5 .Around 1 80 students were involved w iih ra Student Support Services. Some came and - went, but a majority (from 70 to 75 percent! s oi the clientele stayed in the program. o! Because parents may not have had the knovvledge or experience from going to college, tlrsi generation college students mav ha e needed someexlraguidance along the w a . Student Support Services, Kenkel said, was there to supplv that need along with anything else to make the college experience less of a struggle. The program sponsiired tickets ki cultural programs, such as the Maya Angelou speech, ' " 42nd Street " or the dinner theater in the Kansas City area. Workshops in resume writing, listening skills, renter ' s rights and self-defense were also ottered by the program. The highlight of the workshop series was a .5- to 6-hour reireal on leadership skills. encouragement - Kristina Eunbok Kim. .-Xn that affect campus. Student Support pro ided man counseling. The functions of Student Support Services was similar lo those of Upward Bound, its sister program for high school in which many college students participated b volunteering as instructors. Kenkel, L ' pward Bound director for eight years, said Student Support Services was a solid stepping sionc for college lite and academics. Students in the program said the services helped stabilize their academic careers at Northwest. Becky Peters, a first generation student, said she did not know if she would ha e done as well without the prt)gram. " With parents lacking a college Trump of Student Support dis . reliiiious IS s for Students ineludmg financial aid and background, I had to have someone out there to motivate and help me do well. " Peters said. The program, compared to the national average, was considered a success. About 50 percent of Northwest students in the program started and graduated at the University within six years. The national average. Kenkel said, was around 38 percent. By prov iding a helping hand or a w ord of encouragement. Student Support Services often succeeded in graduating students from the University — a task that was iheir primary goal. N I H Ui Student Support 269 N H UJ M 270 SPECIAL INTEREST Alliance of Black Collegians perspectives ;, ; - ; . Siippoilmg ouiig, pros|X ' riiii; mindrils siu- dciiLs was ihc purpose o llic AlliaiKC of 15lack Collegians. " It v as a good organi alion ihal helped hniiL ' the Afriean-Amerieaii siudenis logeUier. " Kiin Merrill said. ABC was deseribed as a sirong, influenlial group that pushed for minorilN involvement in various school programs. Although at times the organization struggled for membership, it survived and provided a place for students to get involved on campus and support each other. " I liked the fact that it was still ui existence. " Liz Wood, adviser, said. " There was a time when we thought we would lose the group. I liked the fact that there was male involvement. And, as w ith other groups, it was important for the cam- pus. " ABC was originally named Harambee. Hav- ing this organization on campus opened many possibilities for the University. " ABC pro ided a perspective that was unique to Northwest, enhancing their possibilities of competing in a global society, " Pat Fostei- Kamara said. From the Multicultural Fair at Family Day to the Martin Luther King Jr. Walk, ABC led mi- nority students as well as others through the year. It was the central support group for its members and it helped these students develop their inter- est. " ABC was very important to Northwest, " Louis Sanders said. " When it was founded, its s purpose was to incorporate the campus and soci- ety as a whole. It was .still (in 1995-96) a neccs- sary support system on campus. ABC had always 6 accomplished things we could be proud of. " ■ " ABC stres.sed involvement with support. The 1 school community and its procrams were its „ ,.,,,,...- , . 1 . , , u • 1 I emembenng Martin Luther Kins Jr.. Sonya t:.dmon shields her candle trom a cold hrcczc as ■ basis. It not only helped bring students together, ,rom the Mable Cook Administration Building to the Bell Tower. According to Alliance but also made them stronger as individuals. .heualks of Bl.itk Collegians members, part of the . meaning was its ability to start other candles ablaze. U L Groups I u N Alliance of Black Collegians purpose was to assist and provide support for black students ■ Planned picnics and retreats with local group honfies ■ Sponsored events to celebrate black history ■ Recipients of the Most Attendance award at basketball games. Minonty Achievement awards and Martin Luther King Scholars ■ Members also participated in a skating party and Christmas dinner ln)m Ruu; Louis Sanders. Kimberly Merrill. Brandy Malibia. Lauren Ransom. Lu crs.i Kwch and Lonila Rowland. Row 2: Sonya Edmon. Tandrea Jefferson. Indyia Taylor. Nikki Jones. Rebecca McDonald and April Griffith. Back Row: Tyrone Lee, Diarra Dunlap tfi I.eVan Buckner and LcRon Ford. Alpha Mu Gamma organization was a National Foreign Language Honorary ■ Helped with Foreign Language Day with high school students on campus ■ Participated in meeting with French-and Spanish-speaking people of Maryville. ■ Celebrated Dia del Muertos (Day of the Dead) around Halloween ■ Had Its annual dinner with food and music from vanous counthes such as Spain. Mexico and France ■ Had a Christmas party, picnic and played games Front Row: Brands J. . laltbia. Louise Horner, adviser: Nancy Ontiveros and Lisa H.Rci- Row 2: Chris Armiger. Rita Delsignore. Lia Ruiz and Channina Homer, adviser. Back R. ■ Remhard Mosslinger. Dma Hulscher. Cher i Dunham and Michael Ruckdeschcll. Alpha Psi Omega group was an honorary theater fraternity ■ Performed the Children ' s Christmas show and also taught a Girl Scout theater workshop ■ Sent nominations for the Irene Ryan award and was the recipient of departmental and service awards Front Row : Ericka Corr: Connie Juranck. Back rado and Shad Ramsey . Row 2: Carol Ration. Grant Hilgenkamp and |f| Row : .Alison Mizerski and Mark Vams. adviser. Alpha Kappa Alpha established academic development, social and spiritual upliftment ■ Required to have a GPA of at least 2.7. take at least 12 credit hours and have outstanding character and leadership ability ■ Sponsored a canned food drive, gathered clothes for a battered women ' s shelter and made visits to a local nursing home ■ Planned study skills, time management and weight loss seminars and created a mentoring program From Row : Sharon Johnson. Cvnthia Shelton and Lonita Rowland. w H Alliance of Black Collegians _ 271 N H SPECIAL INTEREST Chinese Student Association M U 272 _ Groups liy Mtclit ' lle Murphy Imagine chasing marbles with chopsticks instead of picking them up v ith your hands. This game was one of the traditions of the Mooncake Festival sponsored hy the Chinese Student Association. Along with the Chinese New Year recognition, the Mooncake Festival was one of the two main annual events of the CSA which celebrated the cultural differences and similarities of Northwest students. " For the Mooncake Fesli al. we iin iied professors and friends for the festival. " Sharon Cha said. " The festival was held al the Mandarin Restaurant, and after being ser ed Chinese food, a play was presented to the audience. The play w as about why we celebrated the festi al. " ' Also during the festival, a Pipa. a siring instrument, was used for entertainment followed by games. " Miki Lin. a music major, played the Pipa instrument in front for the occasion. " Cha said. " One reason we played the instrument was because it was unusual and not many people heard it being played. " One of the activities the association participated in was teaching in an elementary school for the day. This allowed them to share parts of their cultural heritage with children who may never ha e an opportuiiil to travel overseas. " We taught the students about the Chinese culture. " Loretta Xu said. " One of the activities we did was teaching them how to use chopsticks. " Celebration of the Chinese New Year was a major event for the organization. As w ith traditional parties in the United States, streets were filled with parades and the air with tlreworks. To celebrate the event, which L T I A I similiarities Chia-Jung Lin serves mooncake to Ai-Wah Ng and Angle Ng during a Mooncake Fcsti al held ai the Mandarin Restaurant. The Chinese Student Association sponsored the dinner. began Feb. 19 and lasted four days, ihc red envelopes were exchanged. The em elopes contained cash from parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, other family members or e cn friends. On the New Year day, a big family dinner is prepared. At Northwest, posters were hung up about the big event and professors and friends were invited. Tickets went on sale for anyone else who was interested in the New Year ' s event that took place on campus. " Because I could not be with my faniiK , they sent me a package for the New Year. " Cha said. The group met once a month and had : U L T about 20 acii e me mbers. Some of thi. social events were ice-skating, bowling planning international day, putting togelhei a recipe book and holding a Chinese cookini. class. There were no requirements for joining the organization other than an interest it the Chinese culture. " Anyone could have joined, " Cha said ■ " Last year, we even had a couple from town join so they could learn how to cook the: Chinese food that we were teaching. Tht; couple had a really good time learning. " ' Teaching others while celebrating theii heritage, members of the CSA used theiij differences to emphasize their similarities U R A I N Baptist Student Union incorporated readings of the Bible into daily activities ■ Provided an environment to come together in Christian fellovi ship ■ Sponsored a hay ride, Thanksgiving dinner and a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity ■ Held a fall retreat at the Lake of the Ozarks l- ' ronl Row: Lyncllc .SchalTncr. Rcgina Hanson. Jarusha Sluss. Susie Mires. Emily Etkcrl. Kcbckah Michael, l.eanna Hellerand Lori Palton. Row 2: DcniseCodcr. Amy Reed. .Markcc Warrick. Sharia Sievers. Derreck Booth. Sheila MetTord. Shane Bradley and Darren Kii; Back Row: Smart Rcecc. Justin Fletcher. Brandon Crawford. Stacy Baier. Tim Brechhi. ' Ke in Neely. Jason Boyer and Cheryl Massey. Campus Activity Programmers brought a balanced variety of entertainment to campus ■ Established the underground Cafe Karma ■ Organized and brought the Violent Femmes, Pauly Shore and Collin Raye to perform on campus 1-iont Row: Sarah Derks. Caniniy Newton. Michael Morris. Colleen Cooke. Rebekali Pinick. Knsti Dennehy. Mae Tonnies, Ross Bremner and Mike Carroll. Row 2: Pat Iske. Amy Ethelton and Tract Mays. Back Row: .Angela Wheeler. Emily Hoffsette. Victoria Anderson. Jennilei Davidson. Caria Ha es. Lori Patlon and Vanessa Strope. Chi Alpha Christian Ministry outreach program for the Assembly of God ■ Promoted the belief that everyone could have a personal relationship with God and that people should live their life for God ■ Were baptized at an older age v hen they could make the decision for themselves Front Row: Tara Hieronymus. Shanygne Gullickson. Dawn Gardner. Keri Peterson and Jerry Girdner. Back Row : Kevin Gullickson. Joss Walter and Duane Hazelton. Chinese Student Association helped international students adapt to the environment and culture ■ Had to show interest in the Asian culture, but did not have to be Asian ■ Planned activities such as international day and a Mooncake Festival ■ Provided cooking classes and produced a cookbook Front Row : Ean Lee. Seaw Chin and Lorella . u. B.ick Rou : Tsui W .ii Yin. Gerald Kramer, adviser; and Ai-Wah Ni;. i i W H I P Chinese Student Association 273 N H SPECIAL INTEREST Fellowship of Tower Gaming Society proach , 1 ic v She, The cards wore shul tied, the dice ready and iho players had on Iheir poker faces — it was lime in play! The Fellowship of the Tower Garni pl: Society had a tradition since U)87 ol playing games. The Fellowship of the Tower played a wide range of games: chess. Monopoly, poker, bridge. Shatter Zone, On The Edge and Magic. The club had approximate!) 25 people and anyone who enjoved placing games was welcome. " We tried not to be too serious, " Scott .loiies said. The group devoted most of its time to the Monopoly tournament in November, according to Ke in Elmore, president. An annual regional gaming con ention was held in the spring. " T had known the guys (in the Fellowship) for two years and 1 decided to join and ha c fun. " .Angela Wooden said. " My favorite games were Monopoly and Shatter Zone. I judged the Monopoly Tournament and it went rather well. " Designed for game players. Fellow ship of the Tower brought them together for good games, good limes and good sportsmanship. Christian Campus House organization dedicated to religious awareness ■ Planned retreats and a mission tnp to Mexico ■ Provided weekly Bible studies for anyone interested ■ Participated in a Habitat for Humanities project ■ Held Bible studies and Christian services Front Row: Kelli Harpstcr, Valerie Bowen, Marcella Schaeffer. Leanna Heller. Jennifer Kenne . Mike Spalding. Lia Ruiz. Sarah Elliott. .Abby Cliver and Matthew Brunk. Row 2: Brent Bamhill. Jennifer Davidson. Sarah Butler. Dara Cox. Carrie Peterson. Shane Bradley. Jason Hawk and Shan Blunt. Back Row: Stuart Reece. Justin Fletcher. Brian VVhilaker. Roger Charle). Nancs Charles. .Amanda Pitts. Amy Bickt ' ord-Smith. Cheryl Dunham and ■Anne Northup. Fellow ship of the Tow er Gaming Society members play a nisiht in the Franken Hall main lounae. The members also game of played c Robo Rally durini; ard aames such as a Friday g.iiiic Mauic, M 274 u Groups I N Fellowship of Christian Athletes speakers talked about what it meant to be a Christian ■ Held Bible study sessions every Sunday night ■ Chopped wood to make money for the organization ■ Had Bill Stutz, the FCA head for Missouri, come and speak on programs they were doing such as alcohol awareness ■ Went to Blades games, one of many social activities they did together ■ Not required to be an athlete to be in the organization Front Row: Casey Burgcrl. Sarah Dorks. Heidi Murry. Kristi Thomas. Nalalic Schwartz and Teresa Ganger. Row 2: Callie Silvcy. Crystal Melcher. Leslie Dickherber and Landi Van. hn. Row }: Mall Van Schyndel. Michael Helling. Jessica Yeldell. Jennifer Hardwick. Stetanie Rcntic and Laura Halemeister. Back Row: Chad Morton. David Hudson. Nathaniel Shiicws. Mike Skinner. Brian Sutton and Justin Fletcher. Fellowship of Tower Gaming Society promoted a healthy and creative environment for gamers ■ Gathered to play board games and other games ■ Sponsored a Monopoly tournament and monthly game nights ■ Established in 1987 ■ Paid a $5 per year fee as a part of the organization Front Row: Chns Eblen, Kevin Elmore. Sam Frazier II and Lnc Thiese. Row 2: Melinda Boeekman, Cathy Manning and Ryan Gray. Row 3: Diarra S. Dunlap. Angela Wooden, .• my E ans and Derek Berdine. Back Row: Scott Jones and Kris Knisiht. (I International Student Organization shared cultural diversities and commonalities with other students ■ Sponsored a Humane Society Valentine ' s Day Fundraiser and a turkey dinner for a family at Thanksgiving ■ Spoke at community events ■ Participated in a tnp to Worlds of Fun and to the Fiesta Hispana in Kansas City. Mo. ■ Organized a culture show in April Front Row : Lisa Sluhbendick. Cnstel n Wehrle. Sayaka Hashimoto. Tutku Ba.soglu. Yuk Osawa, Bahar Yildiz. Christine Elhangatta. Rilsuko Kikkaua and Wonju Jeung. Row 2 Martha Patricia Lozoya. Tomoko Hiraoka, Orestes Mclendez Ortega. Jefferson Kangambe, Nitin Goil. Jennifer Baker. Jill Lobdell. Nesrin Bakir and Claudia Velarde. Back Row: Julius Heidarsson. Gwendolyn Best. Nura ZA. Lau Sao. Yoadan Tilahun. Tammara Scott. Sandi Richards Stanley, adviser: and Jesus Lopez. Kolaiah spread the gospel of Christ through the performing arts ■ Worked at an inner-city soup kitchen ■ Sponsored a cross training retreat and a ballroom performance ■ Led youth retreats and worship services Front Row: Jenifer McKnight. Jennifer Ellis and Carrie Peterson. Back Row: Mike Freeman. Angela Hollkamp and Amanda Pitts. i I w SHIP Fellowship of Tower Gaming Society 275 R N H l i SPECIAL INTEREST Sigma Society UJ r service liL ' lpiiig the L-oninuiiiit) and serving Northwest were ways Sigma Society acconipiishcti liieir goal of promoting high standards and leadership skills. " Sigma Society was a great organizatit)n ih.ii promoted service to the community and preparcil women for leadership roles in the professional licKl. Amy Kralik. president, said. Members w ere required to be of sophomore status and have a GP.- of at least a 2.5. Also, members had to participate in a community service project each nwnth. Service projects ranged from donating a Thanksgiving meal to working at group homes. Many members enjoyed the service aspect of the organization. " What was so special w as ihe teamwork. " .Iciiiiec Barnes said. " l allowed me to strive tov ard goals as a team and serving people as a team. " - Besides the monthly service projects, the g organization actively participated in Homecoming s in the Independent competition. Sigma Society was awarded with the Homecoming Supremacy trophy ? and Parade Supremacy trophy. The group placed E first in the Independent house decoration competition ■ w ith their theme of " Wild Northwest. " § By serving the community and the University. S. members learned leadership skills and the importance .Xinic of giving. west. Newman Center provided fellowship and activities with a Catholic emphasis ■ Participated in highway clean-up and Toys for Tots. ■ Held a faculty social. ■ Had a meal and discussion every Wednesday night. ■ Met every Monday night. ■ Had Catholic church services on campus for those students who could not go to the church across town. Front Row; Fr. Xavier Nackc. Mar Voegele. Ruchel Molitor. Karen Ccckouski. Dare Goettemoeller and Jason Clarke. Back Row; .Adrian Goettemoeller. Leslie Dickherhei .Angela Holtkamp. Denise Coole and Matt Goedken. e Wilke pomps the haiiiier lor Ihe ' .Sigma .Society placed lirst in tin. Sigma Society Independent h house decorations " Wild Noith- Diise decoration competition M U 276 Groups N Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia encouraged and promoted the highest standards in music field ■ Sponsored a music scholarship ■ Participated in Adopt-A-Highway ■ Held Halloween and Valentine dances ■ Helped the American Cancer Society Making Strides program as community service foiil Row: JcrLMiiy HendcrsDii. N.ilhan O ' Donncll, Daniel Brod. Kevin Maret. Pal Walls. Auslin Howell. Andy Blowers. Brad Slephens, David Shipman. Aaron Hufly and Mark R. Meyer. Row 2: Adrian Droegeniucller, Neil Darnell. Tye Parsons, Andy Beck. David Calheiall. Duane l.awson. Tim De Boom. Keilh Collon. Alex Dyer. Jeremy Browning and Michael W ilks. Back Row: Sean Rathman. Jason loggers. Brian Bliss. Ryan Kenney. Adam Smiih. .ScoU Wagner. Scou Wiedersiein, Joel Mooncy, Mark Murphy, Kalin Tapp. Eric Woodward and Christopher l- ' isher. Religious Life Council coordinated activities among religious groups on campus ■ Held a game night, spnng barbecue and hayndes ■ Social events included going bowling and playing volleyball ■ Organized activities such as Sports Day with other campus houses ■ Sponsored religious performers for Cafe Karma From Row: Dawn Gardner, Julie Randolph. Marlcan Ehlers and Nalalic Schevarly. Back Row: Peter Goecke. Monica Howard. Marcy Chamas. Paula Sorenscn. Jeremy Rciff and Don Ehlers. campus tiiinistcr. Science Fiction taught children about solar system Participated in Adopt-A-Highway Went to the Renaissance Festival and Truman Museum as group activities Held a Halloween costume party Front Row: Paul Schweedler and Phil Capps, Back Row: Knsty Dennehy and Marci Schaeller, Sigma Society provided service to campus and community ■ Won parade supremacy and finished first in the Independent Division of house decoration competition during Homecoming ■ Organized an annual bndal show ■ Assisted in group homes, donated to the food pantry and gave to Toys for Tots as community service projects Front Row: Melanie Brown. Jennifer Beekman. Tulku Basoglu. Melissa Flelchall. Emilie Allen. Johnna Beemer. Angelique Hager. Lisa Short and . nita Hardy. Row 2: Shelly O ' Donn ell. Carie Blanehel. CherylBlum. Kalrina Rader. Kalerine Mason. Lisa Schultes. lulie Peterson. Michelle Heppermann. Cone Rasniussen and Jo. nn .Marion. Row 3: Nicole Hoge. Carrie Geisendorf. Melissa Strnad. Stacy Blum. .Andrea Gibson. Ann Ralhje. Jennifer Argo. Heather Namanny. Amy West and Bobbie Barboza. Back Row: Lauren White. Lisa Klindt. Cynthia Fcnn. Stephanie Fisher. Aimec Wilke. Amy Kralik. Kim Chandler. Jessica hale . Am Bicktord-Smilh and Tish.i I ,iu (O m W H I Sigma Society 2Tt R N JUL M SPECIAL INTEREST Women ' s Issues in Society and Education a voice By Mike Johnson No longer the silent majority on campus, w omen established their own organization that gave them a oiee in making the public aware of issues women laced on an everyday basis. Women ' s Issues in Society and Ediiealion provided both and ga e women a chance to support these issues and bring ihem to the forefront of the Northwest community. While the idea of a women ' s group had been around lor years, the group was not olficialK organized until spring 1995. " Dr. (Cheryl) Meyer and I were chatting one night and v ondering if it would work. " Dr. Kenneth Hill said. " " We decided to give it a try and see what would happen. " The results were promising as man people showed interest in the idea of a group completely devoted to women ' s issues. ■ " There were so many people who contributed to the formation of the group. " Hill said. " ' The organization had a lot of support in getting the foundation laid. " For their first year, the group concentrated on gaining recognition and awareness. They had bimonthly meetings — one meeting to deal with campus issues and the other to deal with issues more global in nature. One such global issue was the Women ' s Conference in China. Dr. Frances Shipley accepted WISE ' s invitation to speak about her trip to the conference. The meeting was open to the public and held at Gourmet Pleasures. " " We were trying to get more of Nenthwest and the Mary ille community involved. " Suzy Griggs, vice president, said. " We concentrated on goals that were reachable like a symposium and safe walk. The symposium dealt with different issues such as safety and family issues like spousal abuse and rape. " WISE also looked toward the long-term goal of a safehouse for battered women. The nearest safehouse was located in St. Joseph, o er 40 miles away. The interest was there, but the money required for such an extensive project was not. " " We hadn ' t even applied for the grant yet, " Griggs said. " " We hoped to get it going soon, but it wasn ' t feasible to do it during the first vear. " " As an older member of the community, I knew that women around here needed a voice. " -Gina Jenson U I u 111 aildition to a safehouse, the grt)up also wanted to get blue , phones installed across campus. The blue phones would have been placed at key spots and directly linked to Maryville Public Safely for use by both men and women in distress. Like the safehouse, though, the blue phones were still in the earl planning stages. While WISE focused a great amount of its attention on violence against women, the organization was also equally concerned with how women were perceived and treated in the community and industry. Non-traditional student GinaJeiison believed that there was a need for this group because ot these false perceptions. ■ " As an older member of the community, I knew that women around here needed a voice. " Jenson said. " ■WISE was that tool. " WISE worked to get the community involved with the organization. Griggs said Leslie Ackmann of Gourmet Pleasures was one of their biggest supporters, often lending out her coffee shop for WISE meetings. ■ " Leslie was a great believer in the organization, " Griggs said. ■■Plus she was involved with the women ' s group in town. She was basically our link to the community and provided the coffee house for many of our meetings, increasing the recognition hy getting us out in the public eye. " With the support of the community, advisers and group members. WISE experienced steady growth over the year. Griggs attributed much of the group ' s initial success to the people involved. ■■We had two of the greatest advisers, " Griggs said. ' ■The executive board fimily believed in the group and so did the metnbers who showed up to the meetings. There was a core group of people involved who really wanted the organization to succeed. " Hill said that he bcliev ed that as awarenessof women ' s issues increased. WISE would gain even more momentum. However, year one provided a solid forum for women to roar and be heard at last. T U R A I! 21i Groups N Student Ambassadors helped with Family Day, Sneak Preview and Advantage ' 95 ■ Gave campus tours to 85 percent of incoming freshmen and played an important role in the recruiting process ■ Fifteen of the 44 ambassadors were new to ttie program and all belonged to diverse campus organizations ■ Participated in Homecoming activities by having a jalopy entry in the parade From Row: Roger Pugh. adviser; Mali Kit .i. Krisli Hawley. Peggy Wanninger. Teresa Herl . Brandy Mallbia, Darian Galyon and Marisa Sanchez. Row 2: Karrie Krambeck. Kerry Koenig, Lisa Lewis. Cathleen Welsh. Elise -Sportsman. Krislina Wilburn. Jill Neu land and Shaw n Krider. Row }: Aaron Hufty. Kevin .Spiehs. Ted Quinlin. Niki Hcnsler. Stacy Plummer. Chns Pavalis. Lynelte Humphreys and Amanda Wright. Back Row; Anna Nothstine. P.J. Amys. Dennis Esser. Brad Lager, Phil Tompkins. David Zwank, Jeremy Browning and Jessica Elgin. Turkish Club presented Turkish culture to campus and promoted friendship ■ Sponsored a guest speaker from Turkey ■ Participated in ISO ■ Had a Turkish soccer team ■ Met on Fridays Front Row : Yuce . ' ganoglu, Ebrii Temcl, Nesrin Bakir. Bahar Yildiz. Tutku Basoglu and Hakan Erbil. Row 2: Nilgun Barut. Murat Dogangu el. Yavuz Gucen. .-Xdnan Gulbay. Erhan Yengulalp. Haluk Kandas and Burcak Garmak. Back Row : Torlon Erban, Alper Dertbudak. Boris Sohin. Tolga Senel. Emrah Ahiskalioglu. Mete Arig. Ahmet Tokdemir and Salah Gunay. Wesley Center helped families and children during holidays ■ Met Wednesday nights for singing and worship ■ Sunday supper was a popular group activity, offering dinner and a team sport ■ Had midweek worships Front Row; Cara Weber. Dana Kenierling. Heather Ward. Natalie Schwartz. Shem Winingar. Beth .Ann Homan. Daw n Gardner and Melanie Brow n. Row 2; Julie Hendren. Jaime Riddle. .Ann Thomburg. Heather While. Stac Wagers. Julie Randolph. Mariean Ehlers and Don Ehlers. Rov .i: Neil Neumeyer. Monica Howard. Russ Scott. TraMs Dimmit. Kimberl n Cull). Melissa Nichols. Nicolle .Mmdrup. Jenniter Strader. Ke in Heyle. Shena Grenier and Steve Gilson. Back Row; Molly McMillan. Mike Ehlers. Nathaniel Shneves. Marc Vasquez. Scott Wiederslein. Duane Hazelton. Sonja Erichsen. Kristi Wiederslein and Kevin Johnson. Women ' s Issues in Society and Education sponsored speakers about Women ' s Conference in China ■ Educated men and women on issues concerning women ■ Did workshops including ones on rape, violent crime and abuse ■ Started a newsletter for enhanced public awareness ■ Began an extensive project to have a spousal abuse protection agency in Maryville Ironl Row; Patricia Griggs. Rachel Sleevi. .Angela Hilpert. Tadd Hilpert. Jina Jenson. Christie Howell. Meagan Howell and Encca Marshall. Row 2; Angelique Hager. Beck Minton. Kindra Fox. Emmy Davies. Cynthia Grosvenor, Amy Duggan. Back Row Timolhv Owen. Emrah .Ahiskalioglu. Erah Zeren and Mete Aria. w SHIP Women ' s Issues in Society and Education 279 M E ( ) SPORTS M-Club K Thc were ihc lickci-iakers at Bearcat alhleiic events. They were the ones across campus who wore green jackets vv ith w hite M " s on them. They were M-Cluh. M-Club was the ietlermen " s cliih ai Northwest. To be eligible to belong lo M- Club. an athlete must have been recom- mended to the athletic council by that athlete ' s coach. After the recommendation and approval from the council, the athlete went through an induction ceremony. " Our induction ceremony was not for- mal. " Sherri Reeves. M-Club sponsor and assistant athletic director, said. " We had ii after the meeting and we went o er e er - thing. It was more of an informational in- duction. " M-Club membership consisted of at least two athletes from every sport. After that. each sporl received one represenlati c for every 10 leitermen. Part of the M-Club requirements fordues was lo do two v ork assignments during the year. Work assignments included speci, projects the club worked on and taking tickets at Bearcat athletic events. Leigh Rasmussen, M-Club treasurer, said the organization gave members a chance to meet other athletes. " Working at the games gave me a chance lo help out the other teams (while taking tickets) and u atch them play. " Rasmussen said. Greg Teale. vice president, said .M-Club was another v ay for athletes to meet other athletes. " We saw the other athletes in the weight room. " Teale said. " But M-Club w as a w a for the athletes to know one another. " When the athletes completed their two M-C ' lub mcmhcr Lisa Phnn checks Cliih incrnhcrs unrVcd al sporiiiii: l ukci Jiiiirii; a haskclhall game in Lamkiii (i in s .iimi alhldcs. M Ms and an oppdrtunily lo inlcraclc uuh aililcics liojn olhcr sports... work assignments for the year, they re- ceived their leltermen ' s jackets, which did not cost the teams they played for anything. " With M-Club giving the students their jackets, the cost of the coats didn ' t come from the coach ' s pockets. " Reeves said. After the athletes had completed their senior season, and completed all of their work assignments, thev received a blanket decorated with the sporl ihev ieilereii in and the M-Club letter. Twice durm j the vcar. the . I-Cluh planned a banquet to recognize its mem-j bers. The recognition helped athletes cel- ebrate the year and the accomplishments. It vv as also a final opportunitv for the athletesj to gather together and socialize. , With their athletic skill and campus ser- V ice. M-Club members were more than just jocks. Being a part of M-Club was about more than getting to wear the white and green, it was about being a part of the group and putting something back into the com- munilv . V 280 Groups Bearcat Sweethearts aided and assisted in recruiting football players during the spring ■ Provided spirit during football season ■ Had nursing home pals as community service ■ Attended away games ■ Held a formal, socials and parties as social activities ■ Had a Worlds of Fun fundraiser l-iont Row: Lorl GaiU), Alicia Phillips. Billec Warren. .Ann Krncsc. JennilcrGum. Carol TjcL-rdsma. Lonila Rowland and Joaiin Hall. Row 2: Michelle Matlson. Brenda Tucker, Kan Kerchner. Jill Dirlam. Chris Binning, Lenctta Dolson and Melissa Johnson. Back Row: Bernadettc Riiss, Mary Ashemlrop, Eli abelh Curtis. Sarah Hays, . ngie Hcnning. Heidi Geisler and Neffie Chamas. Flag Corp performed during halftime shows during football games ■ sponsored flag competition ■ Participated in Homecoming parade with a routine ■ Went to Clannda Band Day ■ Assisted the Marching Band in entertaining at halftime shows for football games ■ Nine out of 11 members were new Hront Row : Heather W hue. Kim . inderson. Jill Hcislerkamp and Erin Maybee. Back Row : Kecly Whipp. Joey Everly, Michelle Launsby. Jenni Gahni and Nancee Jones. HPERD celebrated Health Awareness Week ■ Worked at Homecoming concession stand ■ Focused on four different aspects: corporate, therapeutic, manage- nal and municipal fitness ■ Played volleyball and basketball ■ Sponsored health fairs as community service ■ Promoted health and wellness and aided in the opportunities to attend local, regional and national conferences Front Row: Mary Aschentrop. Krista Terry. Deanna Bennett. Julie Norlcn. Kiinberley Adams and Janet Tiemey. Row 2: Deb Lawhead. .Amie Messinger. Scott Norlen. Justin Blatnv and Cori Elifrits. Back Row: .-Xndrea Laniz. Heather Jenkins. .Angle Lantz. Karen Otfutt and Kate Osebold. M-Club raised funds by working at athletic events ■ Brought together athletes from vanous varsity sports ■ Attended the Hall of Fame Banquet ■ Participated in Sneak Preview and Parent ' s Weekends ■ Held winter and sphng athletic banquets as well as cookouts Ironl Row : Kelly Randies. .-Xmber Cremeeiis. Renee Stains. Dana Luke. Kathy Keams. Amy Allen. Renata Eustice and James Redd, athletic director. Row 2: Karen Hogel. Heather Potts, Susan Fabian. Brandy Haan. Julia Oertel. Jennifer Miller. Julie Humphreys and Pam Cummings, Row 3: Michael Balm. Jennifer Piltnch. Autumn Feaker. Diann Davis. Carrie Siiidelar. Greg Teale. Jason Melnick and Luc Vangrootel. Back Row: David Mcnde . Jeremiah Paulson. .Scott Soderstrom. Clint Johnson. Donald Ferree. Danny Bingham and JakcCithcrell. i D M-Club s 281 M Rodeo Club brought together rodeo participants and enthusiasts ■ Competed in National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association ■ Participated in sesquicentennial rodeo in Maryville ■ Social activities included hayrides ■ Participated in Family Day activities From Row: Amber Perr . Hcalhcr Hosch. Kelly Jo Cornelius. Andrea Tromblay. Lisa Gregory, Angie Roberls. Jenniler Clemeiil, Jamie Taylor and John Phillips. Row 2: Brad Van Gelden. Dusim Ellis. Brad Huletl. Cory Koop. Kim Anderson. Jamie Hinshaw. Scoll Kent. Brian Rink. Heath Stanley and Chris Evans. Back Row : Chris Stuva. Ernst Uthlaul. Chad Malhes, Brad Stephens. Tra is Ford. Spencer Love. Mall Van Schy ndel. Travis Smith and Thad Jenson. Steppers ranked sixth in national competition ■ Had to have a 2.0 GPA and dance ability ■ Received top av ards at NCAA summer camp, earning the chance to compete nationally ■ Performed at football and basketball games ■ Entertained, danced and promoted spirit Front Row; Brooke Moore. Jenny Tinslcy. Beth Gudcnrath and .Andrea Bliz ard. Row 2: Paula Jack. Heather Cutler. Kim Martinovich. Maggie O ' Riley and Lori Stiens. Back Rom. ; Shannon Taylor. Jessica Fette. Tammy Thompson and Christina Dehner. Student Athletic Trainer Association promoted field of athletic training and educated student trainers I Was assigned to different sports and helped in prevention and o treatment of the athletes ■ Held fundraisers such as raffles for basl etbaiis and footballs ■ Made a presentation to other delegates at a convention in Omaha. Neb. Front Row: Roger Pugh. adviser: Malt Kilzi. Kristi Hawlcy. Peggy Wanninger. Teresa Herl . Brandy Maltbia, Darian Galyon and Marisa Sanchez. Row 2: Kame Krambeck, Kerry Koenig. Lisa Lewis. Cathleen Welsh. Elise Sportsman. Krislina Wilburn, Jill Newland and Shaw n Krider. Row 3: .Aaron Hufty. Kcvm Spiehs. Ted Qiiinlin. Niki Hensler. Stacy Plummcr. Chris Pa alis. Lynettc Humphreys and Amanda Wnghl. Back Row: Anna .Vothstme. P.J. Amys, Dennis Esser. Brad Laaer. Phil Tompkins, David Zwank, Jeremy Brow ning and Jessica Elgin. Basketball (men) Ranked second in region ■ Took down CMSU, ranked 17th in nation ■ University of Missoun-St. Louis 76-68 ■ Wayne State 63-60 ■ University of Missouri-Rolla 71-66 ■ Ranked 16th in nation Front Row: Cores .Alexander. Fred Stockton. Derrek Smith. Eddie Jones. Tony Mauer. Phillip Simpson and Silas Williams. Back Row : DusUn Acklin, Chris Johnson, Kevin Alford, Matt Redd. Jason Harms. Rick Jolley. Byron Ransome. Tom Szlanda, Dee Yarbrough, Steve Tappmeyer, head coach: and Roger Sclimilz. tf) V I 282 Groups Yi Ik U SPORTS Supporters Emmy Davies, pep band bassist, plays a rilf during a basketball game in I.amkin Gym The hand, as well as Steppers and cheerleaders. prn nicd ni. ' iipp. iri Inrihc k-jiii .inJ L-nlcrlamtiK-nl lni the lans H ' nnc Hendricks The bij: i;amc wasn ' t just a game. At Northwest it was what Al Sergei, director ol bands, called " an event. " The primary purpose of the event was, ol ' course, the game. It was also about cheerleaders. Steppers and band. " We created an awesome atmosphere, " John Yates, cheerleading coach, said. " We were the talk of the conference and known as one of the toughest places to come and play. " The Northwest support groups kept spirits and emotions at a high at the Bearcat games. " The team fed off of us. " Yates said. " It w as evident in the second half when the team came to our end. The played w ith more confidence al home. " But forthe Bearcats, playing at home provided more than the luxury of a familiar turf. " The team always knew there was someone there to support them, no matter w hat. " Maggie O ' Riley. Stepper co-captain, said. The athletes agreed they enjoyed it w hen fans showed up to support them. " They (support groups) would have helped draw a larger crowd and w ould have gotten the crow d into the game. " Tena Wurdeman. Bearcat olleyball player, said. " Theirenthusiasm would have transfered into the crow d " s enthusiasm, and that would have supported the players and made it more exciting for the team. " With a combined practice time of over 40 hours a week, support groups were about more than cartwheels and the school fight song. " There was more to it than people realized. " O ' Riley said. " It was about planning, organizing and perfecting things. " Yates agreed and said w orking hard as a team was vital for good perfomances to keep the crowd ' s attention. ((iiHimifcl on jHivf 2S4 Supporters O S 28; M SPORTS Supporters (O O) )ort coiuimu ' d from page 2HJ " I thought the games would ha c been a lot more hoiing and the games would not he as interesting for the eroud. " Emmy I)a ies, pep hand member, said. Being a member of a support group helped partieipants improve themselves and hone skills. " TheN (eheerleaders) were gaining confidence and interactive skills through difficult stunts. " Yates said. " They were going to have to go out there and look someone in the eye someday. " Though it may have been the team that drew the crowd in first, the support groups plaved an important role in the whole " event. " Taking the responsibility of making sure the teams could get in and out of the gym was Shern Reeves, assistant director of athletics. She enjoyed being at the games and w iinessing the school spirit all the students had and the spirit promoted by other students. " I loved to watch the game, but I did not get to see a lot of it, " Reeves said. " Something like this % (the packed house at the Missouri Western i- basketball uame). the excitement of a full house. 1 o I loved to see this kind ot school spirit. " • Promoting school spirit, getting fans enthused 2 and helping athletes achieve victory were only a £- ■« ' . few of the things our support groups at Northwest v iih thronj accomplished. Wesley exc Basketball (women) ranked regionally I Missouri Western 90-79 I Benedictine College 82-49 I University of Missoun-Rolla 86-70 I Northern State South Dakota 80-62 I Alaska Fairbanks 95-52 Front Row: .Autumn Feaker. Gwen Laudonl. .Angela Reeves. Kristin Folk. Julia Oertel. Pam Cumminjis and Jessica Richardson. Back Row: Les New. Wayne Winstead. head coach: . m Krohn. Leigh Rasmussen. Sandi Ickes. Juslean Bohnsack, Annie Coy, Monica Osborn. Chnstv Prather. Jill Owens and Denise Schoenbom. ( V 284 Groups » u II ■■■■■■■I I a 99t " A 33 - 64- S3 ' -9 31 K. 7B M B9- W iSS ' 72 ' 5? B - 30 qp ' S! 7 f -79 ■ ' n I " 13 ' « 57 9? ' IB • 91 9B • 74 • qj j3C i r lp 97 IF 3B 55 35 19 -IF 8 « 44 " 47 ' = 2f 41, 97 i 7F 7l5 re« 17=: « ;82 ,75 » H 52 F H R T E R Cheerleaders promoted school spirit at sporting events ■ Purchased new uniforms ■ Said they were partly responsible for success of basketball teams ■ One of largest squads in Northwest history ■ Averaged 30 to 35 hours a week practicing ■ Consisted of members from all academic years ■ronl Row: Karla Jewell, Andrea Miller. Nicole Ellioll. Tarih Klein. Heather Myers. Jamie VVaier and Holly Dorrei. Row 2: Jeremy Smith. Amie Horrath. Jennifer Prewill. Amy Burasco. Maureen Barnes. Anna lilder, Jenny Cline. Kim Boley. Jamie Pierce. Carrie Belcher and Jell Butler. Back Row: John Yates, coach; Bradshaw Cowan. Jeremy Radford. Chad (ioebel. Joe Reardon. John Chapin. James Wesley. Jeremy Scarbrough. Marly Lyie. ' ' odd Zymhall and Lance Frcdrickson. Cross Country (men) placed 2nd at Concordia Classic ■ Placed 5th at MIAA Championship ■ Placed 3rd at William Jewell Invitional ■ Placed 2nd at University of Arkansas Little Rock Invitional Rnnl Row : Aaron Kincheloe. Brian Cornelius. Chad . ondorf and Dan Bingham. Back Row: Richard Alsup. coach: Corey Parks. Clint Johnson. Robby Lane. Kevin Fundcrbura and Ron DeShon. coach. Cross Country (women) placed 1st at William Jewell Invitational ■ Placed 1st at UNL Woody Greene Invitional ■ Placed 2nd at MIAA Championship ■ Placed 3rd at NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional Championship Front Row: Renata Eustice. Dana Luke. Kathy Keams. Lindsev Borgstadl. Amber .Maltm. Elizabeth Hall and Kara Walsh. Back Row: Richard Alsup. coach: Renee Stains. Sharlet Bailey. Jennifer Miller. Came Sindelar. Heidi Metz. Elisa Koch and Ron DeShon. coach. Football won first Homecoming game in 6 years against Missouri Southern Front Row: D. Lane. B. Schmitz. C. Cullin. T. oung. M. Scr e. K. Gordon. J. Fulh. M Brooks. A. Teale. N. In erelo. M. LeBlanc. J. Memne and R, Thomhill. Row 2: D. Robciis, L. Combs. G. Wheeler. W. Hanson. G. Knight. B, SuHon. F. VV orle . T. Colenburs;. G. Teaie. M. Grooms. K. Singletary. J. Melnick and J. Rogers. Row 3: G ' Bonnett. T. Roberts. K AchterhofL S. Coranda. J. Gustafson. S. Bostwicck. M. Tjeerdsma. J. Soroda. B. Tatuni. R Wright. B. Schwanz, A. Crowe and A. Callahan. Row 4: J. Shaw. D. Combs. K. Larson. C Stumpenhaus. R. Baker. L. Bra ier. S. Courier. D. Carlson. A. Morland. A. Dorrei. J. Ha ai and C. Stalnaker. Row . : S. Thompson. A. Buckwaite. M. Rinehart. A. Haaaatt. C. Brow n, L. Findley. S. Gould. J. Adwell. D. Doms. S. Gladwin and D. Hudson. Row 6: A. Horn, K Stewart. A. Schneider. A. Kirby. W. Vacek. J. Mar el. M. Becker. B. Donnelly. T. Rich.iu and A. Perry. Row 7: D. Doll. C. Thompson. S.Coppinger.C.Geisen. Jason Fuller. M. LIkl J . Crano. T. Ferguson. C. Zeller. J. Baker and S. Slight. Back Row: J. Scarbrouah. T. Barncti . J. Mnson. J [{ilers. T. Miller. C. Sidwell. M.Gilbert, J. Nowack. S. C omerr and J. Simmons o E S Supporters 283 M SPORTS Alsup " P inspiration By Kiihy Diriiiicr On the (rack he was a coach with a love for the sport and his athletes. In the classroom he was a professor who described leaching college students as a " great experience. " At home he was a husband and father w ho tried to spend as much time as possible with his family. When he had a moment to spare, he enjoyed using his artistic abilities. He led a busy lifestyle and as he headed into his I6lh year. Richard Alsup continued working at his alma inater. He had been coaching the cross country team and had been an assistant inen ' s track coach since 1977, after returning to the University in " 76 to complete his master ' s degree in recreation. Coaching was more than a job to Alsup w ho had coached football, basketball, baseball, cross country and track. " Out of all the sports. ..cross country and track were definitely my favorites, " Alsup said. " I lo ed track; it was a sport w here I got rewarded in many w ays w hcther it w as refining a skill w ith an individual or working with the whole team. " As a coach. Alsup belie ed he was not responsible for turning a person into a good athlete and said he did not take the credit for his teams " successes. To him. it tot)k the right person and a spark when forming a great athlete. In his career he coached 20 All-American and two national champions. Winning was noi the main reason he coached — it was because of the athletes. " One of the best feelings was to ha e one of my athletes call me back up after they had lefi the University for five years. " " Alsup said. " Know ing that they cared enough to keep in contact after they had left. " More than just a coach and teacher. Alsup i inspired his students through his love ot sports RichardAlsupcoactieslhemen ' slrackleamaslhcypcrlormrunningdrillsinsidcUmkinAciivityCcnicr and his lo e of the arts. During his 16-ycarcarccratllicUnivcrsiiy. he coached 20 All-Amcricans and two nationalchatnpl " I Y( Groups u Tennis (men) U.S. teams in the Midwest Regional Tour ■ Washburn 5-2 ■ Cameron University 6-1 ■ Southwest Baptist University 6-1 ■ First MIAA title since ' 87 Iriiiil Rdw: Mike Pcscnti, Joe .Xuxicr. Ted Carino. Edwardo Jarolim. Ton! Leilenbauer I)a c Mende and Koz Tonabi. Back Row: Mark Roscwcll. coach; Oswald Mirano. .Stc c I ' lasnik. Nick McFee. Trystan Crook. Dave Subrt. Brant Bcrmudez. Tony Biasing. Hri( Kanlor and Darren Price. Tennis (women) 4th continuous winning MIAA season ■ U.S. teams in Midwest Regional Tour ■ Cameron University- 5-1 and St Cloud State University-4-3 ■ 2nd place finish at MIAA confrence ■ Had a 15-4 regular season record Front Row: Felitsa Groumoutis. .Andrea Schneider, Ericca Marshal, Sherri Cassidy and Maria Groumoutis, Back Row: Mark Rosewell. coach; Eric Davolt, Lucy Caputo, Miss Thompsen. Jennifer Beekman. Lisa Jones, Liz Ruiz and Darren Price. ( i i Track (men) placed 1st at Northwest Invitational ■ Placed 5th at CMSU Classic ■ Ranked 6th in the nation for NCAA Division II ■ Tied for 5th at MIAA Championship Front Row: Shannon Wheeler, Steve Marrotti, Don Ferree, Kip Felot, Colby Mathews. Brian Helwig. Michael Murphy and Damon .Msup. Row 2: Peter Ingle. Chad Dressen. Jason ' oo, Chad Sutton. Jason Knobbe. Justin Langer. John Decker and Joe Richer!. Row 3: Eric ent el. Jake Catherall. Luke V ' anGruedel. Jerr Smith. .And ile . John L,ifle . Clint Johnson and Brian Co . Back Row: Richard .-Msup. coach; Chns Blondin. Dann Bingham. Jeff Fogel. Mark Roberts. Cody Buhmieister. Ezra Whorley. Joel Dix. Mitch Dosland. Kelly Brandt and Steve Thompson. Track (women) ranked 1st in the nation for NCAA Division II ■ Placed 2nd at MIAA Championship ■ Placed 1st at Northwest Invitional ■ Placed 1st at York Relays Ironl Row : Biand Haan. Shannon Taylor. Leah Johansen. .Amy .Allen. Renata Eustice. Shannon Torti. Kath Reams and Jennifer .Miller. Row 2: Paula Sorenson. Came Smdelar. Renee Stains. Dana Luke. . m Torres. Meghan Ca alter and Elizabeth Hall. Back Row : Kerry Doetker, Tash Godreau. Jacshelle Sasser, Leslie Dickherber. Melinda Madison. Julie Humphreys, Tena Wurdenian and ,- nne Nortliup. o H rtlsup 287 Kiirin Calhoon. MEGC Shcrri Vincr. MBA T n nakiig the right caiiicctioR5 at It as a i;, .. laim iiiio, , • ) 1 coil into files. B Ruhy Dillmci iiiing ai his desk, in his Maryville apartment v ith the tele i- sion on in the background, he was wailini; for a client to return his call. Rob Matthew s had been working with the same clients since his summer internship w ith Baxter, a St. Louis-based corpi ratioM ill, II nukle and distributed hospital supplies. __ii. i i _ Matthews searched lor an internship n medi- cal sales for a year prior to being hired at Baxter ., He had sent resumes and applications to 12 differenl companies before he was offered an internship at Baxter. His search paid off as Matthews became a lull-iinie employee of the company before the end of the semester. " I did a lot of research. " Matthews said. " I knew someone w ho w orked there ami I just kept talking to him. " At Baxter he wt)rked with sales representa- tives, who met with the largest hospitals in St. Louis, managing past debts and helping cus- tomers work through problems with bills. " People always got the impression that I was a bill collector. " Matthews said. ' " But it was not that way. I worked through problems with customers. It was not like the hospitals did not have enough money to pay for the products. Baxter may have just billed them for things they did ni)l receive itr thcs recei ed things they were not billed for. " Matthews successfully surpassed a goal of ST. ' i.OOO in recovery for the company during the summer, collecting $215,000 in lost funds for Baxter. Matthews said he was asked to come back and work over winter break and the idea of him v orking in Mary ille began as a joke. " One had to look at it as a cost to benefit ratio, " Matthews said. " The biggest cost Baxter had was a land line, a modem, so I could connect into tiles. " Along with the modem. Baxter also pro idcd Matthews with a laptop computer and two additional phone lines-( )ne for a fax machine and the other for business calls. The company aLso paid for long-distance service and other supplies. Matthews said the company must have believed he would recover enough in lost funds to pay the costs of setting him Amy Acbcrsold. Child Family Studies James Aldrich, lllem. Ed. Cory Allen. Social Science Ed. Treva Allen. Merchandising Marcia Alsup, Child Family Studies Debra Antes. Insiru. Music Ed- Julie Appleman. Molecular Biology In Ills tiDint oiiKc. idcatfd in a bedroom oi nis ;t|)ariin(nt. i i i) Matthews sorts thr()ui h paperwork. Baxter, a .St. Louis com- pany provided Matthews vvith the equipnient needed lo work in • laryville and stay in touch with the muui office. up lo work from his home in Maryville. " The cost was pretty high, so I did not think they w ere going to do it. " Matthews said. He worked 20 hours per week and was paid S. ' i per hour wiih an opportunity to earn a$ 1 ,000 bonus per month depending on the amount he recovered. In December Matthews was offered a full-time position with Baxter in the sales department. He left Maryville and Northwest to work in St. Louis. He had three classes to complete his chemistry business degree which he finished at Missouri Baptist University. By petitioning to Northwest, he was able to graduate from Northwest. He never expected to be working from a desk in his home at college six hours away from Baxter. Matthews was one of the few whose internships led them into their first real job. 288 Graduates Seniors mMiU Jcnnilcr Argo. Psychology Amy Ariz. Elcm. Kd. C ' hriMine Aubuchon. Business Mgml. Slaty Baicr. English Kd. Susan Bailey. Markcling Diane Baker. Business Mgml. lenniler Baker. Marketing I eslie Bulta .ar-Martine. Biology Jcihn Bankson. Computer Science Hdbhie Barhoza. Public Relalions ( hrislena Barrall. OITice Inlormalion Systems l-.rin Barllett. Elem. Ed. J.inice Belcher. Art lina Benedetti. Psychology Deanna Bennett. Physical Ed. Rebecca Bennett. Elem. Ed. John Benson. Marketing Jo Bever. Merchandising Kyan Blaue. Social Science Ed. Anuela Bleich. Business Mgml. Chns Blunk. Wildlife Eco. Cons. Shan Blunt. Child and Family Studies Mclmda Boeckman. Math Brooke Boehner. Business Mgmt. Jennifer Boggess. Accounting Lisa Boone. Nulrilion Stacy Born. Elem. Ed. Billie Bowman. Business Mgmt. Bradley. Government Shcil Branstetter. Geology Max Breeze. Comp. Mgml. Systems Cathy Brier. Marketing Amanda Briseno. Child and Family Studies Hrcnda Brown. Special Ed. lclanie Brown. Public Relations Chanssa Browning. Psychology Karen Browning. Broadcasting Mallhcw Brunk " ! Public Relations Regina Bruntnieycr. Journalism Bn " an Buhman. Comp. Mgmt. Systems Amy Burnison. Marketing Rebekah Butler. Public Relations Jercnn Butnck. Geography Sarah Butter. Elcm. Ed. Philip Capps. Broadcasting Bruce Carmicheal. Social Science Sarah Carper. Recreation Sherry Carrick. Accounting Todd Carrick. Wildlife Eco. Cons. Vanessa Carter. Psychology Darin Casey. Personnel Mgml. Crystal Casteel. Accounting Ginger Chamas. .Accounting Mar ' cN Chamas. English Ncffic Chamas. History Seaw Cheng Chin. Business Mgml. Marchelle Christ. An Sheri Christensen. Secondary Ed. Melissa Clark. Elem. Ed. Calandra Coleman. Marketing Mgmt. Steven Colcrick. Business Mgmt. Call Clutter. Elem. Ed. Crystal Copp. Elem. Ed. Ericka Corrado. Theaire Elizabeth Coitingham. English Ed. Dara Cox. Elemenlary Ed. Corev Crawford. Elem. Ed. Lisa Crouse. Child Family Studies .Amy Crozier. Elem. Ed. Theresa Cullen. Biology Christina Cunningham. Recreation Curl Danielson. Recreation Neil Darnell. Music Ed. Jason Davis. Marketing Eric Davolt. Physical Ed. Angela Dewinter. Marketing Marcy Dickman. Elem. Ed. Jcnniier Dickson. Government Eric Dierkens. Comp. Mgmt. Systems Julie Donaldson. Elem. Ed. Rob Matthews 289 Milch DoslaniJ. Kccrculion Clinl Douglas. Ag. Science Courtney Dowden. Elein. Ed. Michcic Duncan, Elcm. Ed, Lisa Dunning. Marketing Sicphanic Duvall. .Sociology Melissa Ediin, Marketing Mgmt. Jason Eggers, Music Ed. Jessica Elgin, Physics Kevin Klinorc, M.ithcmalics Dennis JAscr. Jounialisiii Christine Ethangatia, Inlematioiial Business Danny Ewing, Geography Jodi Fabian. Marketing Mgmt. Staccy Hamani, Marketing Mgmt. Rehecca Feighert, Computer Science Stephanie Fisher, History Matthew Foster. .An Shannon Foster. Elem. IaI Mindi Fowler. An Tracy Frank. Marketing Mgmt. Lance Fredrickson. Elem. Ed. Karie Free. Accounting Michael Freeman, Elem. Ed. Dawn Gardner, Elem. Ed. David Garrett, Geology Lisa Gasiorowski, Elem. Ed. Kristine Gaul, Elem, Ed. Micheal Geiger. VVildlilc Eco. Cons. Laura Girard. Recreation Sheila Goben, Psychology Tasha Godreau. Government Brandon Granier. Broadcasting Jennifer Grant, Business Mgml. Lisa Graves. Elem. Ed. Joshua Gray. Physical Ed Ken Grove. Elem. Ed David Gruender. Business Mgnit John Gnihn. Business Rebecca Grundman. Spanish Jennifer Gum. Hislor Brook Haines. Psychology Crystal Hainkel. .Accounting Kerry Haley. Education Leslie Hall, ' Psychology Counncs Haney. Human Environ. Sciences Mahhubal Haq. Finance Mark Harding. Finance Anna Hardy. Child Family Studies Jennifer Harkrider. Finance Jenifer Harr, Government Hislory Scott Harr, A ccounting Sherry Harr, Horticulture Jancile Harrington, Elem. Ed. Karen Harris, Theatre Katie Harrison, Journalism Jayme Hart, Elem. Ed Ceaira Hatley. Recreation Heath Hedstrom, Broadcasting Curtis Heldstab. Marketing MgmL Stacy Helm. Vocal Music Angela Hennig. Elem. Ed. Michelle Heppermann. Business Ed. Amy Hcrmreck, Elem. Ed. Michelle Higgins. An Richard Hillhouse. History Cori Hinkle. Psychology Biology Tomoko Hiraoka, Psychology Nicole Hoge, Public RelatioTis Marleen Honea. Wildlife Eco. Cons. Denisc Hopf. Elem. Ed. Christian Hornbaker. History Jennifer Howard. Animal Science Melissa Ho.xeng. .An Kristen Huber, Home Economics Anne Hughes. Elem. Middlc Jr. High Ed Dina Hulscher. Recreation Jennifer Husl. Recreation Rose Hutchcraft. .Ag. Science Jcnniler .Ann Ivcrscn. Geography :■■ . . -am c 290 Seniors Qiangc of Linguisfo H Locale I5 (icne ic L ' Sluicklcy niKI loiiinmMKali. ' in C ech. Sliivak. Hiiglish, Spanish and Russian, and ho kncvs he woukl nol he losi aniong ihe I ' ohsh. the lieneh or ihe German. He studied languages and uas a hnguist. Dr. Slanislav Kavka came to Northwest from the C eeh Repuhlie to teach .Spanish. Czech and Russian for one eai. " I kiieu what the most dillKull part about coniuiy here uas — when I loll my family hehmd. " Ka ka said, " lor many objec-live reasons, they couki nol tra el uith nie. and we missed each other greatly. " . s a protessorat Ostrava Uni ersity. Ka ka came to North- west because he enjoyeil studying overseas when it was pos- sible, riiere was already an exchange program lor students between his university and Northwest when he arri ed as a loivign exchange professor. Kavka also taught in Russia. Poland and three years in Sweden. Ka ka had never been to the United Slates before and all he had seen about the United States was from films and other ID lorms of media. c " When being dri en Ironi the airport to Marys ille. I caught CD myselt thinkinsz: The countrvside reminded me of a mixture of x: Western film sceneries and my native land; il was nol America § as we Europeans knew it from TV shots, perspectives or TV .q series, and I enjoyed it here. " Kavka said. He was quite curii»us and wanted to learn the farming words and asked when he heard a word he had not heard used in that Drawius im his cxpcricncts fi oui li-, nii; in Ua- Czccli Kipubyc, Dr. context before. He was not forgotten by the students that had Stanislav Kavka inslructs studeiit.s. Kavka came to Ndrthwtst to him as a teacher. teach Spanish. Uussian and C .ech for one year. Andrea Jennings. Sociology Joni Jotinson. Horticulture Micliacl Jolinson. bnglisti Robert Johnson. .Accounting Shelley Johnson. Eleni. Ed. Sheni Johnson. Eleni. Ed. I.ori Johnston. Child ct Familv Studies Wendv Johnston. Eleni. Ed. Andrea Kalal. Elem.Ed. Shane Kamnierer. Finance Karen Kampan. International Busines Monica Karrenbroek. Broadcasting Tamm Kelly. Social Science Ed. l ustan Kern. Elem. Ed. Soo II Kim. (ieo raphs t.isaKliiidl. Journalism Josh Khng. Cieographs Julie Knauss. Biolog Jennifer Knighl. Public Relations Janine Kohler. Marketing R an Kordek. Geography Amy Kroese. Marketing Monica Kmcl. English Meredith Larsen. Psychology P.iinck. toaster. Accounting llc.iihcr Lawless. Human Environ. Sciences Michelle Leach. Recreation tian Lee. Business Mmiit. m n gj ' H p Dr. Stanislav Kavka 291 r rt lfH 0« Wired Into Higher Education Photo by Lesley Thacker I ' oiuuTuit; nil- piccfs ol a tiim-rfsponsuf uiniinai. i aroii Hop- per and Scott Allen try to dctcrmiiK; the prohlciii ' s causf. tloni- miinicaliiinprohkmsniKl ki ' vl)();ir !daina ;i-«i it.iH( tcomni m. !■! Mike Johnson liL-n iIktl ' vvcio spulcis and huys in ihcir rooms, some icsidciiis calloil cxlcrminalors. When ihcrc were bugs in Ihcir compulcr systems, ihey called Computing Services. Faron Hopper and Scolt Alien were two " bugbuslers " who worked lull lime in Computing Services while continuing their cducalidii. Hopper and Alien supporled about 3.500 pieces olequipment including . ,000 terminals, I. SO personal computers and other adnunistrativc computers. They also did wiring hook ups and basic repair. " The main problem sludeiils callcil us uiih was when the keyboarils were going bad, " Allen said. " Hither that or there was in) communication. " While working full time, both actively pursuetl then education. Hopper had his associate ' s degree in electronics and Allen had his associates in robotic technology. Both were working toward their bachelor ' s in computer science. Hopper was taking three hours and Allen was taking nine hours. Hopperenjoyedthe luxury of working while paying ollsiudent loans. " I really didn ' t have many expenses, " Hopper said. " It was really an ideal situation. We got to work with all kinds of computers. A person couldn ' t have asked for anything more. " Allen said he had received job offers from other companies, but had turned them down because of his " convenient " situation. " The big reason was education, " Allen said. " It really was an ideal situation. It wasn ' t like I was a slacker or anything, but there wasn ' t a big rush to graduate. I was working, paying off loans and getting an education. I lived right across the street so I even walked to work. " Dealing with people, walking to wiirk and going to classes. Hopper and Allen ciMiiputed a productive year of educatiini and experience. Angela Roberts. Animal .Science Antliony Rodgers. Pliysical Ed. Steven Root. Animal Science Chrislen Rosa. Home Economics Angela Roush. Geography l.onita Rowland. Agriculture Katie Ryan. Elem. Ed. " 1 ukari Sailo. Geography Michele Samlow. Markelinu .Amy Schcndel. Elem. Ed. Heidi Schlcgelmilch. Org. Comm. .■ Kssa Schnack, Statistics .Xndiea Schneider. Psychology Todd Schoenemann, Elem. Ed. Sarah .Schullc. Merchandising Lisa Schulles. Personnel Mgmt. Jcnnilcr Schumacher. Business Ed. Nicole Scon. Nulrilion Tammara Scott. Public Relations t.iniL S i. ' gin. Geography Kinil il Seek, Bu ' siness Mgmt. I ill sli.iiid. Journalism Mi oschi Shimamolo. International Busmk .• my Slater. Geography Computing Services 293 Piiiin Hall re-sklcnts 1 Simensoii and Travis l.oul haiii; out a ' Ken " Cow- hin " .lohnson roads iiistrmlioii ' for a Sup NinlfiK video uaini ()«re Batik Becausi ' nl riMirtvatioiis. the men wan- o required tc relocate to diderent halN g at the end el UieCail 2 o senu ' slct Dchra Smilh. Molecular BioloL ' v Shanlcl Sondgcroth. Elem. Kd Richard Sons. HisU ' r Paula Surcnscn. Bicikigy KJ Christy Spagna. Journalism Elisc Sporlsman, Public Relations Jennifer Spoils. An Matlie Springer. Ag. Business Laura Stageman. Personnel Mgmt. Sandra Staker. Elem. Ed. Jenniler Stephens. Recreation Robert Stephenson. Physical Ed Heather Stevens. Child Family Studies Jennifer Stewart. Broadcasting David Stiens. Ag. Science Christopher Stolle. Broadcasting Amy Stone, Secondary Ed. Biology Melissa Strnad. Psychology Lana Strohman. Business Mgmt. Dawn Stromley. Recreation Lisa Stubbendick, International Business Lisa Stull. Elem HJ Kori Sundberg. Finance Sharon Tamerius. Geography Ka uhiro Tanahe. International Business YukaTatsunami. Psycholo ' j Miki Tokunaga. Wildlife Eco. Cons Stephanie Travis. Geograph Ashley Tremayne. AccountMir Stacy Tripp. Instru. Music Hd Krisly Truelove. Governmcn Wai Yin Tsui. Comp. Mgmt. System- 294 Seniors PcrriR doors open to mm iMis Ivtori.-, iIk ' h.iiliiiHiin ilmiis wcii. ' I.ilu ' lcd " Wnnicn, " ihciv i. ' iv sl.ilK mslcailol iiniialsaiul Iiil;Ik ' i iiiccs ucil- IkmiiI Inun Ihc hallways. This all changed wIkmi llic IVnin men nuncd in aiul ludk tncr the (mcc all- vonn. ' n il ' skIcikc hall. " Il uas like a hiy lainiK , " Michael I )iaiiu)iul. Huoi piesklcnl, said. " l-. er ihiiig, e er_ bi)dy did in Ihe hall — there were al- wa s ihive m lour dilTerenl guys doing il logelher. " The change occurreil aller Ireshmen enrolled in the Idee Ironic Campus Plus program got priority ol ' lourth llooi ( dopei 111 North Complex. Because of the change, additional rooms were needed lo house male residents tor the schiiol year. The men were only supposed to live in Perrin temporarily, but since the lloiirmates hecame such close friends, they decided to peliUoii to sia longer. The men niel with Wa ne Viiiei, By Amy Duggan inei, the new situation caused problems. " II ihere was another group of guys that wasn ' t as grouped, wc wonld ' ve relocated ihem a lot sooner. " Viner said. Ihe comiaderie was not only important to the l " hH)r residents, but also those passing through the hall. " When someone was vsal king through, whether it was a teacher, siLiilenl or someone oil campus, they always felt respected no matter what, " Diamontl said. The i)pportunity also gave the residents a chance to tackle college life without hassles. c " It helped to build relationships faster. " Cole said. " They clicked a lot earlier than a lot of Hoors. " 1 11 addition lo 1 1 i ng on the same floor, the men also spent time outside of the hall together. lay here, " Kevin Rolx rts »ii Resident Life Coordinator, to discuss the future of first lloor " I set up a meeting so that they could talk with Wayne, " " Greg Usually, members of the hall would eat, workout Cole, first lloor Perrin Resident Assistant, said. " We also had a and go to the bars or parties together. tloor meeting where Wayne was present. " " Atfer hearing their side, Viner allowed them tit stay the remainder of the semester. " We fought to stay here, " " Kevin Robertson said. " We knew we were going to have to move. " " The lloor, which consisted of freshmen and transfer students, bonded not only because they were the only residents in the build ing, but also out of respect. " People were really considerate of others and their study habits. " " Robertson said. The relationships on the floor benefited the men. but lor Because of renovation in other buildings the Perrin residents received new neighbors in No- ■ ' " ' vember. Faculty and staff members moved their offices onto second, third and fourth tloors until Colden Hall was renovated. When the men moved they had no idea if they would be moved to Ihe same tloor, let alone the same residence hall. " Il depended on how they placed us, " " Robertson said, " It gave us a chance to instill the same type of thing on ditterent tloors. " The chance to live between two all-female residence halls may have only come once, but to the first lloor Perrin residents, the opportunit developed friendships that wduld last a lifetime. Jason Tuck. GL-oi;iapli LisaTumnicl. Public I c lations Lurinda Tumor. Ag. Business James Ulve.stad. Spcccti Communication Marc Van Corp. Intcrnalional Business Matthew Van Weclden. .Agronomy .Anna Vandeginsie. Psvchology Sociology Shawn Vehe, Geography Jolene Voris. Human Environ. .Sciences Jennifer Vymsier. Broadcasting David Wakefield. Psychology Sociology Ann Walker. History Lonnic Walker. Markcling Mgml. Jennifer Ward, Journalism Julie Wasser. Zoology Palrick Walts. Chemistry Kuk Wavman. Broadeasiina Mallheu ' Wheelci. Science Mehss.i Psychology Brian W hitaker. Bro.idcaslinu Mich.icl W dks. Hislory Jason V ' ilnies. Agricultural Science H.iwkeyc Wilson. Journalism Mia Wilson. Business Mgmt. Michelle Wilson. Accounlin ' .; Cheryl Wolken. Child Family Siudies Wai Ka Woni:. Geographv Angle Wnghr. Child Family Siudies Ke .i W iiehl. Accounlinc Bohh .iner. EWm. Ed. ' Mark cinan. .Agricultural Business KiinherK Zuck. Finance Perrin Men 295 Runiiig toward a dream H . m Diitiuan hikircn often had dreams of bccomiiii; a lireligliler oi .1 lamous nio le siar. Chuek Harroun. Northwest carpenter an loeksiniih. dreamt of running in the Boston Marathon. While his dreams were not lulliiled h winter 1995. Harroun refused to give up tr ing to i.|uaMI for the " " marathon of all marathons. " " " " Running a marathon w as my second longest- held unfulfilled dream. " Harroun said. " " The longest-held unfulfilled dream was to he rich, hut I didn ' t think that was gi ing to happen. " „ One ol the first maiailioiis Harroun parlici- pated in was the Lincoln Maralluni in Nebraska. Although he strusis led near the end. Harroun Harroiui said. ■ lono-C-t-hcld ' " • ' " ' ' he race dream Ma.s to be ! thitik In order to (.|ualif lor the marathon, runners had to be a member of the United States Track and Field, an organization that established course distances. After a marathon, a runner " s I- ' time was submitted by a committee along v ith their L ' STF number which was computeri ed ■ ■ " ' with a barcode. Harroun also had to run the race in 3 hours and 20 minutes, the requirements for males ages 40 to 44. Harroun ' s first chance of qualifying was at the beginning of December at the First Tennes- -see Memphis Marathon. ■ " When I came across the finish line. ihe hit me w iih scanners, " Harroun said. " ' I had a barcode on m race number, so they automatically knew who I was. Then they sent me a card that said I had been selected or I qualified. " " His time was 3:30 — 10 minutes short of qualit ing. The race went v ell for Harroun until the 22nd mile w here he w as phs sically in pain. His second chance was a lottery in w hich the remaining spots for those runners who did not automalicalK qualify were picked. Harroun ' s name was not drawn. While Harroun financed the majority of the fees personally, he received some financial support trom his parents and Haircut 4400 " s owner, Cathy Jones. While running the marathon was just a stretch and a name away for Harroun. not qualifying did not lessen his hopes for qualifying in an upcoming year. ■ " I was going to continue to run. " Harroun said. " I knew 1 would make it one of these times. " t huck Harroun runs during his rcguhir njorning workoul. Kvcn when no! actively training for a maralhou, Hamiun kept ill shape h rnnnini;. vuirkini; mit and waldiini; uhal he ale. Along with his positive attitude. Harroun made it a point to psych himself up before each race. To do this. Harroun said self-talk was important. " There was a Bible scripture — Isl Corinthians, 9:24 — thai talked about running, " Harroun said. By repeating the scripture in his head before he ran, Harroun was able to continue his determined outlook. Running with females did not worry Harroun. " It had no affect, " Harroun said. " " Runners were im equal terms. If you were willing to give it a try. you were respected at that level. " While he mav not have qualified for the lOOth anniversary of the Boston Marathon, with a fast beat in his heart and a undying desire for running, Harroun ' s dream of crossing New England " s finish line would have to wait a little longer to be fulfilled. Rcnce Aber Jennifer Aberer Pam Abild Dallas Ackcrman Kalhcrinc Adam 296 Undergraduates PlE i B a Hcalhcr Ainyc losh Akchursi Michael Akcrs Jcnnilcr Aldridgc Miranda Alck iak Sarah Alexander Christy Allen Eileen Allen Jason Allen Tim Allyn Kimbcrly Anderson Molly Anderson Victoria Anderson Sandra Andes Chris Andrews Trent Andrews Jeanelle Antonc Lynelte Archdekin Michael Armstrong Emily Arseneau Michael Askren Barry Audslcy Seth Bach Heather Bader Sharlet Bailey Jenny Bair Gemma Baker Mall Baker Nesrin Bakir Jodi Baldwin John Ballew Kerry Baldwin Aleesha Barcus Jctf Barncord Kris Barncord Angela Barnes Brooke Barron Brigit Barry Andrea Bartels Carol Barton Tuiku Basoglu Terr Basurto Rehckah Bales Chri ' -tophor Bayer Angela Has ne Jennifer Beekman Suzanne Beebe Johnna Beemer Jennie Behrens Lisa Bell Pamela Bell Josh Benda William Benlz Carissa Berdine Rebecca Berge Gwendolyn Best Belh Bcvinalon Mark Bigelow Albcn Bms;ham Michelle Bin Michael Bishop Jennifer Black Kaela Black Troy Blaine Malihew Blanks Am Bla ck Juslin Blalny Julie Bobmeyer Nichole Bockover Jonathan Bode Margo Boldo n Monique Boldy Kim Boley Lindsey Borgstadt Mclisa Borino Tamara Boumer Amy Boyd Summer Bradell Brandon Brand Karen Brand Chuck Harroun ' ' 297 KliLiiinon Br:inn Ocbiirah Briinncn Ti)iiva Bnmscum Shelly B ' raiinMh«Li- Tim Brx ' chl K 1 Amanda Brnliicni.m Joiii Him Sioii Brock Bcnianuii Biuckinaiiii t;ii abclh Hiv.lhcrv John Br iui;hl(iii Jonnilcr Broun Theresa Brueck Jenny Brunlnie er Kimberly Buchan Vanessa Biilirmester Christina Bullock Amy Bunch Kimberly Buruess Case RmiXi.-i Mike Biiikc Aiuiiv.i Biiinci Mallhcu Bums Frances Burnworlh Tamara Butcher Jell Butler Karen Butler Amanda Butllcr Tom B rncs Jo Cadwcll Cathleen Campbell Erin Campbell Misty Campbell Sarina Campbell Jill Camper Jill Cannon TimCappcl Sarah Carhi II Brendon Carlson LeAnne Carmichacl Sarah Carr Kate Carrel Karen Casc Robin CascN Gene Casscll Anthony Caudill Gina Chamberlain Kimberly Chandler Jill Chapman Meredith Charles Lori Chesnul Shawn Chiddis Charles Childers Brian Childress Benjamin Clark Brian Clark Jessica Clark John Clausen Jennifer Clinc Tonya Cloud Sam Cobb Scott Coen Melanie Coleman Amy Collingham Amy Collins Dana Collins Jaime Collins MarkL. Collis Christopher Cook Karri Cook Colleen Cooke Jennifer Cooke Denisc Coole Brian Coolcy Jeremy Cooper Brian Cornelius Scott Courier Ryan Courlncs Rachael Co vlc Brian Coy 298 Undergraduates There ' s 110 place Ihe Hudson I lies ill ill my All really all. ' Photo by Lesley Thacker Dorothy V an I ' ossen lifts trash out ot ' lifr cart after I ' onipletiiiglier I ' Diinds on fourth tloor Hudson. Claliod mom h some of Ihi ' residents. anFosscn developed a stron " rapport with " hii " iris. " pS IM By Jcnniler Simler s sill. ' s|x ' nl llif ;isl MKi|()iily iil Iilt week on fourth tloor Hudson, l)(ii()lh Vaninsson loi k ' ll away clean ini; for the women of Hudsi)n wuh an innoeeni smile anil a eheeiini allilutle. VanHosson thoLiylH oi all the women on " her floor " as though they were her own . She and her husband of 28 years never had any children so she thought I ' ondly ot the Hudson residents. " If I could fit ail of these girls in my own house, I would, " VanFosson said. " All of the girls were so nice; I really enjoyed them all. " — . - One would ha e thought that in seven years she would have encounierd women she did not like, but according to her this was nol true. " They were all so lantaslic, Ihey were great kids, " VanFosson said. " I would ha e done anything I could for these kids if I could. " VanFosson first began as a custodian at Northwest in 1989. She got the idea to apply because her husband was a custodian at the time inColden Hall. Although he was a custodian for seven years, they only worked together only for one year. VanFosson worked in Hudson her first year, then Roberta for three years before it was reno- vated, then back to Hudson and fourth tloor. " The girls in Roberta used to call me Mom, " VanFosson said. " It was weird; one day I was " " " walking down the hall and one of the girls said " Hi, Mom. " I said ' Are you talking to me? " and she said Yes. ' That w as one of the best feelings ever. " Van Fosson ' s keen thoughts of " her girls on her floor " would never change. Her tradition of giving chocolates for the winter holidays wouldn ' t ever fade either along wlh her everlasting smile while she swept the halls of Hudson. Matthew Cox Molly Cox .Anne Coy Sluarl Craven Sharon Crawley Cynthia Crool; Dana Crouch Aaron Crowe JelT Crowley John Cmnipacker KimbeiUn Culls Knsiin Cunimings Slacy Cummings Brian Cunningham Clay Cunningham Jam! Daniels Paul Danker l.aura Darling Moana Darville Darren Dau.i;henbaugh rr,ie Dasenporl Jenniler DaNiJson Ijnily Davies James Davies V -xjii saui Dorthy VanFosson 299 Ryan Davics Diann DavJN Holly Davis Marv Davis Zac Da is Shaniuin DaMili Tim Dc Bcuini Tom DcBlauw SlaciL- IX- riik- K ,iri IXCiIk-Mci Chiislm.i IX-liiici Mike IVlmciic Ril.i IX ' lSicno ' a- lloll DcMon Jciimrcr IX-nnis Kalhryn Dennis Amanda DcPiicsI Jennifer DePriesl Sarah Derks Tom Derringlon Sarah Dexler Leslie Diekherber JelTreN Dickson Mark DiilenschneKJei Scoll Dillcnschnealcr Tina Dillin er Jenn Dininiill TraMs Dminnll Ruhy Dillmer iidrae Lamonl Dohhins TilTanv Dodson Devm Doll William Donnelly Kell Dort Glenn Douglas Da id Douglass Charice Douthal Leslie Dovie Michelle Drake Chad Dressen Jason Driskill Robert Du Chien Stacy Dull Amy Duggan Cheryl Dunham Diarra Dunlap Christine Eagan Laura Eaton Connie Eavenson Emily Ebers Eric Eblen Sonya Edmon Indira Edwards Virginia Edwards Vicki Eseland MikeEhlers Kathleen Eidson Anna Elder Ruth Elfont Carrie Elliott Nicole Elliott Sarah Elliott Jenniler Ellsworth Amy Elschlager Heather English Carrie Epp Hakan Erhil Okan Erhil Sonja Erichsen Tarlan Erkan Jamie Esdohr Douglas Esser Mary Elhridge Renata Eustice Amy Evans Ti ffani Evans Joey Everly Justin Ewalt Aleatha Ezra Alicia Faeg m 2? n« J;2A4 iJ 300 Undergraduates Stents fly through class Photo by Chris Tucker MoiiU ' MoslvCN kt ' i-ps his thoughts skyward ii.s ho shtnds on tfu ' tiu ' inac :il the Mitryvillc uirport. Students taking tht- class were rei|iiired t i take jjround instruction along with 1(1 hours of flight lime. t v;is iicil a hiul oi Siipi ' i iiiiui, bill a plane with sludcnlsal ihc cuiiIkiIs I he Hying class allowed sludenls to leaiii liovN to riv and look potenlial [iilols one sie|i elosei to liieir license. The living class was olTered tor the lirst time during the spring semester, allow ing an enrollmenl of 23 sludenls at a |K-ak time lo 10 sludenls at ils lowest enrollment. The class included ground school and t ' l ymg time. The class cost $54 plus materials including a tlighl computer. two textbooks, a plotter and a logbook. Monte He)skey, a flight student, spent $124.54 when he look the class. While the class was expensive, Hoskev went in prepared for the addi- tional costs. " I was planning lor it because I had heard other people who had taken the class talking about it. " Hoskey said. " There was one guy that had to drop it because he didn ' t realize the expenses beforehand. " The course also took many hours of preparation outside the classroom. " The class was time consumins: and By Lisa Thompson took a lot ol studying, " Hoskey said. I he class was three-credit hours and an elective. The ground school was three hours once a week at Garrett Strong. The students went to the Rankin Airport in Maryville to tly. I:very hour of Hying was $40 which included gas. oil. instructor and insur- ance. " I had only gone up in the air once, but 1 really enjoyed it, " Hoskey said. " It was pietiy relaxing except the end when we laniied. I had to line everything up and it was tough to do. but 1 made it. " The pilot license required 40 hours of an time; 10 hours was required by the class. Sludenls had all semester to ac- complish their Hying time. " Flying was a feeling of freedt)m and it was something new, different and re- laxing, " Hoskey said. .Access to the airplane was easy and w hen the class was over students could still rent an aiiplane. Those who wanted to fly or to have their own pilot ' s license could take the class and receive credit toward their izeneral education. Grog Fairholm .Steven Fariborz .Icnnller Fari.s Krislin Farley Mel issa Fentress i onald Ferree Samuel Ferris Beth Ferry Angela Fellers Mindy Feurer Jill Fewson Ben Fields Donnie Fields .Andrea Finney Carrie Fisher Christine Fisher Lynn Fitzgerald Charles Flaherty Stephanie Fletcher Teresa Foland Krislin Folk l.eRon Ford Stephanie Ford Tracy Fordyce Michelle Foster Daryle Fouike Kindra Fo. Sarah Franks Kara French Curtis Friedel Kevin Frieling Monica Frost Monte Hoskey 301 Life IC550IA ill class session Hi aboul Uie am- ' l answr Die aud ■I : .!, " Kristi. Schiiialioliii said. him -I -. " M Kub DilliiK I- ualkoel .inniiul ihc iddin criliquing llicir drawings. Ikii he gin lo Ik ' i. he slopped and paused: not t)nly was he entiquing an an siudenl. he was crilii|uing his daughter. Kristin Sehmaljohn was a third-year stuiient and 20 ears okl when she enrolletl ni InlM idueliiry Drawing taught h licr lallier. It was nie itahle; the class was requu ' edb liernnnoraiul her I at her was the only professor w ho tauglit the elass. " I felt more comtbrlahle w ith huii; I eouki be bhuu. " Sehnialjolin said. Sehmaljohn saiti that e en il another leaeher had been available to teach the class, she sull would ha e chosen her father. " 1 had put more time into that class than any other classes I had. " Sehmaljohn said. She said it was different from a lecture be- cause it depended on experience and " learning for yourself ' rather than lectures and books. " With my father, when he critiqued me, it was i how well he thought I was doing, " Sehmaljohn said. " It was a small class; he critiqued me everyday. 1 knew he was all eves on me when it came to my assignments. " Being in her father ' s class did have some consequences. " There was a lot of expectation. " Schmaljc)hn said. " But I loved the class; it was a lot of fun. " Her peers were not aware she was their professor ' s daughter. " One day I had a question about the assignment and he didn ' t answer me and 1 yelled " Dad, " ' Sehmaljohn said. " 1 always wondered what to call him in class. It was not a big deal. " Their relationship was not affected by the transition from father daughter to professor student. Sehmaljohn said she and her Melissa Fulk Jennifer Fuller Larry Fuller Kevin Funderburg Jenniler Gahm Teresa Ganger Heallier Gann Miranda Gardner Robin Garrison Mictielle Gastincau Karen Gates Kara Gehl Nicole Geiler Sang Ng Geok Duane George Ashley Gerken Jason Gibson Stephanie Gilchrist Melissa Gilkison Steven Gilson Jerry Girdner Jenniler Gladbach Ty Glauser Meaan Goede Art instructor Russell Schninlljohii takis a look ;i( duuuhi Kristin ' s work during Introductory Drawing class. Kristin «.i-- rc(|uired to lake litr fatlier ' s class in order to satisfy her minor. father had always been close and she still rode to and from campus with him daily. She listened as he critiqued her work. As a student she used his advice to improve her drawings. As his daughter she accepted his judgments and knew he was only trying to help her be the best at her artwork. 302 Undergraduates Mall Gocdkcn Kclli Golorlh Isuyoshj Gohci Nilin Giiil C arolyn Golden (hrislophcr Gooch Michael Good Jamie Gordon I illaiiy Gorski Sh.iniinn Gould AniKile Grah Jenniler Grass Sara Granl Joy Green Jessica Gregory Michael Greiner Jenniler Greving Aprill Grider Amanda GrilTen Jennifer GrilTen April GrilTilh Greg Gronau Anita Groom Aaron Grose ( 111 III, 1 Orosvenor I Grunerl MiLliael Gry wa Deborah Gunia Matthew Gunther Andrew Gustafson Andy Gustafson K,iilii n Guthrev iiii..i.i Gutierrez Amanda Haakenson Brandy Haan Jel ' fery Hacker l.aura Hafcmeister Jennifer Half Angelique Hager Ryan Hager Kayte Hale Shara Hamerlinck Kli ahelh Hall Heather Hall Mackenzie Hamilton Tammi Hancock Nathan Hansen Tiffany Hardman Jennifer Harduick Dawn Hardymartin Jillian Harris Marc Harris Todd Harris Philomina Harshaw Andrea Hartstack Benton Haskamp Michael Haul Audrey Hawkins Brandon Hawkins Christine Hawkinson Brent Hawley Carla Hayes William Hayes Jason Hayles Sarah Hays Angela Hazelrigg James Ha en Sarah Hedrick Ashley Heermann Brian Heese Lori He liner Joel Hein eroth Jill Heislerkamp Carrie Henderson Holly Henderson Nicole Henderson Julie Hendren Tara Henry Stacv Hensel Kristin Smalljohn 303 Writng with lit erary utensils H 1 oiii I )cri iiiL ' iiHi cdium Weight Forks. Sonic woiikl sa ih.ii ii ick-iii ' il lo ucightlil ' ling or some other ispe ol .iLti it . 1 he u ould be surprised to know that it represented an orszani aiion iluii dealt with students who used their creativity to put together a _ literary and art maga inc. Jacob Kckerman. a student at Northwest, was ihc originator ol Medium Weight 1-orks. " Medium Weight Forks was an attempt on the Norlhwest campus to have a literary maga inc for students, " Fckerman said. " There was some- thing produced (llcarllanti View i hut it was a national publication, iioi a c,mi|uis publication. " Believing students wanlcd a campus-run magazine, Eckerman siarict! collecting material _ lor the publication. " We thought it w ould be a great idea to have ro | a student-run, student-made and student-produced publication which would showcase student literature and also inciirporaie student art, " Eckerman said. Medium Weight Forks did not just showcase the art of w riting. I but focused on the creaii ily of the students in all phases of art and lilcratuic. " Thus, we used the name Li ter-.Arl niaga ine instead of Literary magazine, " Eckerman said. The idea for this organization did not happen overnight. liuniiimi; uvli .1 miiipiiifi slillu. Miuumi mj iu i m i.s idi- Eckerman said when he came to the University he was surprised iDis.laatbKckirinaii and Scott Brock revise a subnii.ssioii. Brock there was not a literarv magazme already up-and-runnina. ' st; blislied tlie publication after icarninj; tlwt student litenirj ..-,, ... ■ " ■ . 1 • u 1 of 1- ■ J J naga ine had been the goal of the English department. There was a literary magazme back in the early 80s. but It died » c. 1 out when the campus got its national publication, " Eckerman said. " I decided I would tr and do something about that, and coinciden- tally the English department had it as one of their focuses for this school year. " 1 the !iani« ' Liter— Art inslt ' uii (►I LiU ' i ' arfy magazine, " said. The magazine editors hoped to be in full force at the end of the school year. The new publication circulated around cam- pus and allowed students to read and submit their literature or art. Dcnisc Hcrbcrs .Stacy Herbsl Carrie Hering Daniel Hernandez Heather Herweek I.oralei He. Lvnn Hevinu Michelle Hibbs Karen Hiebenlhal Susie Hierseman Kimherlev Hill Rachel Hilly Jamie Hinshaw Steven Hodges .Amie Hoeraih Emily Hotlselle Jeremy Holstetter Jason Hoke Lori Holcer Mark Holder Holloway Pal Holloway .Amber Holman Angela Hollkamp 304 ' • Undergraduates Josh Hood Amy Hougham Amy Howard Greg Howdcshcll Austin Howell Jason Howell David Hudson Kric Huesle Lisa Hughes Lisa Hull Julie Humphreys Rebeeca Hunsucker Dawn Hurley Wendy Hulchinson Michelle Hynibaugh Yumi Ikunia Patrick Iske Amy Jackson Autumn Jacobs Heather Jacobson Bryon Jacques Amber James Peggy James Michelle Janssen Caria Janssens Tandrea Jelterson Jessica Jelinek Sarah Jelinek Hric Jennings Geri Jennings Justin Jennings Daniel Jensen Dawn Jensen Lisa Jensen Robert Jerome Si.iLL Jesse Hilaiic Jezik Leah Johansen Amanda Johnson Kevin Johnson Ryan Johnson Gary Johnson. II Amy Johnston Ivana Johnston Aiidrevi Jones Megan Jones Nancee Jones Nikki Jones Scott Jones Haluk Kandas Jelterson Karigambc Ka aJi Katambwa Kalherine Kearns Brian Keim Samantha Kelley Jennifer Kenney Ryan Kenney Christine Kentch Patrick Kcssler Amanda Ketclsen Christina Kettler Brian Kever Shannon Keane Ritsuko Kikkawa Mona Killian Laura Kincannon Aaron Kincheloe Andrew Kirby Tarih Klein Jodi Kluesner Melissa Kneale Trisha Knepp Andrea Knisht Hhsa Koch Joseph Koeberl Shanna Koger Jody Kohler Dave Kompclien Carey Kramer Melissa Krilenbrink Medium Weight Forks 305 Sarah Kriz Laurie Krinrmcr JcNsica Krohii Kinibcrly Krusc Jack KuhiiN Alisha Kyle Anne l.uBeaumc Melonie Ludwig Carol LaFaver Brad Lager Jeir Lamp Slacey Large Angela Larkins Mallhew Larson William Larson Michelle Launsby Stephanie Lawson Troy Laylon Valerie Learner Cassandra I -dl ' ord Cara Lee Chrislina Lee Brian Lendt Jason Lengemann Thomas Leslie Arlelle Lculhold Jill Lewis Lisa Lewis Healher Libby Chia-Jung Lin BretlLind Brantl Lindsey Samuel Lingo Julie Livenaood Jill Lobdell Kenya Lockamy Kimberly Lockard Trisha Logerman Jesus Lopez Tanya Lopez Stephany Louk Travis Loyd Cara Lucas Jennifer Ludwig Christopher Lukasina Dana Luke Amanda Lunsford Holly Lull Martv Lvlc Maiiizio Mab ' rcN T Icr MackcN Jill Maeder Shannon Mahoney Chrislina Mains Jennifer Mallon Amy Malolo Brandy Maltbia Rosalyn Manahan TJ Manfredi Mclanie Mann Sara Marcum Brianna Mares Stephen Marotti Daniel Marr Tiffany Marr HealhcrMarsh Amber Martin Jennifer Martinez Kim Martinovick Jeremy Mason Kimberly Mason Cheryl Massey Nicholas Mathews Melissa Maw Amy McAdams Susan McAllister Suzanne McBain Ray McCalla Chris McCallum Jill McClellan l , i2 306 ;;- Undergraduates BcvoiAcI the call of duty IR Jennie Nels in was e.ilk ' il a iiertl. a paienl aua liuni hunie, a is lanl and a goody goody. I ' eople eanie lo nie when Iheir heater was hioken. iheireonipulei tlidn ' i u oi k and when it was loud on the lloor. My official title was Resident Assistant. But that was Jusi a title — my job as an RA was iTioie ofa Jaek-of-ali-tiades. K.As were students who li ed on campus and supervised a lloor 111 ' aroinid 50 residents. We enforced rules such as c|uiet iioiirs, Msiialion and alcohol polices. One o the biggest parts ol my job people didn ' t see was being the person people came to when problems arose. Once. 1 had someone call me after swallow iiig several pills. I couldn ' t react like a normal person and panic when this happened. I had to he the all-powerful RA who was calm and together. I wound up spending the entire night w ith this person, w ho turned out to he fine. The next day, 1 cried for an hour. 1 also dealt with documenting friends of mine on my lloor. Wh en I did. they turned against me in anger and slammed the door in my face. 1 even cleaned up a drunk resident ' s vomit. .Sometimes, it seemed like I was crazy for doing what 1 did. R.As were also responsible for planning programs that had either an academic, educational, diverse or social focus. I had lo plan these programs and hope my residents attended. One of ihc biggest frustrations was spending hours on the preparation o{ ' a program, and have only five out of 40 residents attend. But then, just when I thought I ' d had my fill of my job, the good things started to happen. I ' d get a card slipped under my door thanking me for " being such an awesome RA. " I ' d hear someone on my floor talking about how much they liked me. I ' d be selected by the staff in m hall tt) attend an awards banquet for my programming. And the best thing of all — I would walk down the hall during the day and hear people laughing and talking and watch them become involved. Most of them were scared freshman when they came Jilillii Slim 111 n .Kiiiv j (iDsiiT about S 1 1 «aiiiiiss lui hli iiiiiri . As an R . Nelson lri«l lo lift rcsidt-nls " spirits with |)lanne(l activitifs :iiKid;iiU ..-i„niln...ssM.. x.-.,i tMinin!i!( kfs:)n(ltli(.n! ' lifsf,.r(h»- lyv. U) me. and now they had grown to be strong campus leaders. So even though I may have been frustrated with the endless questions of whom to call when the computer was broken, and I may have wanted lo scream when I got that 3 a.m. phone call asking me to unlock someone ' s door. I wouldn ' t have traded in my experience as an RA in for anything. I was a Resident Assistant — and I loved what I did. .Sicphanie McCloud Chad McCollcslcr Dustin McCollum Alan McCrav .Sara McCrav MichL-llc McDancI Mcyan McFarland .Su ctlL- McHali; C.aylc Chalcnc . lcJunkin R.ichc! McKcown .Icnilcr McKniahl TraMsMil.ain , nianda McManigal Knslcn McMunry TlKTL ' sa McNariiar Slaic. ' McWilllams SiKil.i lcllord Cr sial Mck-hcr .StcNoii Mcllini; Bcck Mclloir ,- manda Mcndon Jason .Mcnefcc Andrea Merino Jennie Nelson 307 Hopes of fame and forfyic iiuaraiiUHMl a coupir ' 1 , " CIhm " The j erfecl resiiinn- builder. M Mike Johnson oIK wood came to Maryvillc vv hen an iiKicpciidcnl -film crew reeled into town. For Northwest siiideni ( " liel Hardin, who aclcil and ser ed as e eculi c iirodiker. ihc ' lihn ser ed as an inirodiielion lo lihii niakini; and a poleniial sie]iping-olT pt)inl lo hiiisier things. Hardin and Chris MeDonakl. were siiiing and talking one da w hen ilie piil llic idea together and thought ahoul " how iiuicii lun a would be " to make the tlhn. McDonald wrote and directed w hile Hardin took the lead role in the film w hich e entually called. " The Outside World. " In Iront of the camera and behind the scenes as executive producer, Hardin raised the money bs finding investors and ilien fornimg a conipan 10 insure the investmenis. " It was an expensive film to make, " Hardin said. " The equipment and film cost a lot in „ general. " For the tilm lomake niones. a distributor was ,„. „ _ needed lo market and gel the film out to the public. McDonald and Hardin hoped lo do this by entering the film in independent tllm festivals. They had taken the film lo Independent Feature Film Market festival in New York and hoped to enter ii in .Sundance Film Festival in Sail Lake Cil " All it took lo be called an independent film was not lo be guaranteed distribution, " Hardin said. " There was a lot of freedom because the studios didn " l have their money invested in it or feel a need to protect their investment by adding characters or what- ever. " If the mo ie proved to be a success. McDonald and Hardin would have been given the freedom to make more films. " We ' d have been guaranteed a couple of films, " Hardin said. Kimbcrly Merrill Janollc Merrioii Jacob Mcrvinc Heidi Met . Kari Meyer Keri Meyer Slelanie Meyer Scott Michael Andrea Miller Beckv Miller Brenda Miller Eric Miller Jamie Miller Jennilcr Miller Kerry Miller Melissa Miller Samantha Miller Venita Millhouser Nicolle Mindrup Chad Minor Aniher .Mitchell Jennifer .Mitchell Jonathan Mixson Hiroki Mivatake LE R-II :hool iiulependent films to his credit. Ilardin was becoininj; accus- Iii01 . l U, . ill fV.iiit ,it III.. , ini .i ' .i " The film was a perfect resume builder, ll would have helped all of our careers. I knew I wouldn ' t have gotten a starring role from this, no mailer how successful the film became. " With visions of stardom dancing in his head, Hardin was one step closer to the Hollywood dream of fame and fortune. 308 Undergraduates Michael Muhrhauscr Rachel Miililor l.ynn MolDncy Kelly Moiincy Rebecca Moore Troy Moore Lisa Moran Kil Miirjian Chrislopher Morris Amy Morrison Chad Morion Jacob Moss Gregory Movie Gregory Mullins Stacie Mumm Sara Muntlorl Corey Murphy Mark Murphy Michelle Miirphv Heidi Murry Heather Namannv Kevin Neely Jenniler Nelson Dianna Nelh Jill Newland Sean Newton Ai-Wah Ng Melissa Nichols Jenniler Nicholson Jodi Nielsen Paul Nielson Healher Nienieyer Erika Niermeyer Mindy Noel Healher Noland Christv Noonan Teresa Nopoulos Julie Norlcn Sarah Norris Reinhard Nosslinger Anna Nolhsline Kellv Nuss Dave Nuttall Megan CrBovle Kerry O ' Kecte Tina O ' Neal Maggie (T Riley Jason Odegaard Jason Olenhouse Nicholas Olmedo John Olson ukl Osawa Todd ( )slerhoul Slc cn Ollniann Ari.nOltu Thaddeus ( )i enberger Derek Ov en Lisa Owen Jet ' l Owen Michelle Pace Amy Paige Sonny Painter Todd Palmer lulee Pallani Coie Parks Sarah Paitlow 1 iiidic Pallon Loii Pallon Shannon Paulsen Jennifer Pearson Chris Peasley Tammy Peden Sarah Pelkey Rebecca Pendleton Lara Peppers Marccllina Perez Dave Perkins Rich Pereksla Tamara Pcrnice Amber PeiT Chet Hardin 309 Tisha Ptlcrman Bcck Peters Julie Pelersen Mitchell Peterson Sabrina Peterson Krisli Pfister Alison Pliilip|ii Gregory Phipps Barrv Piali Craig Piburn Corbin Pieree Jaime Pierce Leonard Pittala Jennifer Pittrich Amanda Pitts Shannon Placke Monica Plummer Stacy Plummer Br an Pokhurst Sarah Ponak Matt Porter Susan Porterlleld Corey Potts Heather Potts Amanda Praiswater Benjamin Prell Kendra Price Chera Prideaux Kelli Prim Stephanie Puricelli Kenneth Purxis, 111 Tiffany Quillcn Ted Quinlin Christopher Railsback Michael Rains Katherinc Ramirez Carra Ramsey Julia Randolph Angelica Rangcl Karen Ranicrc Carla Rapp Josh Rardin Beth Rasa Rita Rasch Corie Rasmusscn Lonelle Ralhic Harold Ra Patrick Redd Suzette Rccd Emily Reese Greg Reichart Carrie Reilenrath Kalh Reisncr Rohm Rcilcr Kimherly Reilsma Amanda Renkcn Slelanie Rentie Rene Rculher Jennifer Reynolds Tamara Rhodus Rebecca Rice Retisha Richters Kimberley Riddle Marylynn Rider Meggan Riggan Heather Rihner Christina Riley Melanie Rimmer Jill Roasa Jennifer Robbins Kali Roberts Matt Robinson Leslye Rogers Sara Rogers Jennifer Rosborough Michelle Roseman Jessica Ross Nicole Rucckcrt Jennifer Rule Kimberlv Ruse 310 Undergraduates Humiliated Literary WorK v;t lik ' (i I didn ' t Photo by Chris Tucker hile listtninsi li the hand Trouble in Mind plav at Cafe Karm.i Mac Tonnics writes a potni. Tcinnics had his bwik. " Illumlnid Black, ' ' " piiblishwl by his sophoinDrc vcar b Baker and Taylor Publishin " . fl i|| ' • By Angela Wheeler riier ' s block did not alTccl one Northwest student. Mac Tonnics had already published his first book, " ■Illumined Black, " a collection olshori science fiction stories, by his sophonmrc •. .-Ar ..I colle-je. I ' onnies submitted short stories to an environ- ■ " ■ " — " mental awareness literary magazine. Next I ' lhisc. produced by Baker and Taylor Publish- ing. Alter printing some of his short stories. Baker and Taylor ottered Tonnics the opportu- nity to publish a collection which he readily accepted. ■ " llluinmed Black " helped Tonnics pay for uiiiion and allowed him more time tor writing. " li was really exciting that people bought the book, " Tonnies said. " " I was happy that people I knew bought and liked the book, but e en more so when people 1 didn ' t even know bought it. It was so exciting to get a mail message from someone I didn " t even know that said they loved my work. I wondered who were these people? " Despite the lack of financial security in writ- ing, Tonnies hoped to be successful enough to pursue it as a career. ■ " That would ha e been the ideal situation, " " Tonnics said. " " It inay not ha e been feasible, but that was my goal. " " With a love of writing and a published book to his credit, Tonnies " dreams of acceptance seemed closer than the night- mares of rejections. BLTnadollc Russ .Amanda R an Carl I R holt KL-ith RVdhcrg Shauna Sandau Caroline Sanders Louis Sanders Rosemarie Saragusa Dwayne Saucier Slacie Saunders Janelta Scales Marcclla Schaeffer Lynelte SctialTner Lisa Sctianel Timothy Sctiendel Craig Sctiieher Shane Shillerberg Jacqueline Schimmel Michelle Schirm Julie Schmiller Jill .Schnack Su y Schnecldolh Max Schneider Paulelie Schoessler iia thai " oiiirht the !iie? said. ]i a-h! it. ' Schollen Milch Schoppman Jamie Schroeder Kalhry n Schroepl ' er Lara .Schulenberg Susan Schuiz Nathan Schwantes Natalie Schwartz Mac Tonnies ' 311 Burnhg desire o M fire Eisenh; By Jcnnilcr Ward and Annelle Bac; la sc and lioiiK ' )ik were usually niDrc ihan cnoui;h u keep any sludcnl busy, hut for John Eiscnhauor. ihcrc u as anrnhL- aspcci of his life while al Norlhwesi-fijihiins: fires. " l |Usl lell II was siinK-lhin;j 1 w.iiiIlhI lo do In Ik-lp mil iIk coninuiniiN and help lUii the peci|ile iii ihe ecin iminilx . " iMsenhauei . iilunleei liieliL ' hler. ■• " The mosi 1 gol oui olx iikinleer riieliL ' hlmL; w a knowing ihal il ' sonieone was m liouhle, I eoiih help ihem oul. " Allhousih it was intrei.pieni. lusenhauer missed elasses due lo his exlraeurrieular aeli - mIu ' ii if " Onee I was called out of an eight o ' eloek elass. " Eisenhauer said. " My beeper w oke up the elass when il weni oil. ami then I left and went lo work. " His beeper had various tones and whistles thai alerted him to the type of emergencies whether it was a fire, car accident or first-aid incident. " I hoped that my instructor would have under- stood the reason I left, " Eisenhauer said. " If not, I guessed that would ha e been my loss, if (the call) was a big enough situation I would have gone ahead and left, " His family was also supportive of his work and backed him in his decision to be a volunteer. " (My family) backed me in what I did. As anyone else would have been, they were concerned and didn ' t want me to get hurl or anything, " Ei.senhauer said. He moved to Mary ille in 1990 and v as considered a good prospect for the firefighling job when he arrived. He had been a volunteer member of the Maryville department for almost a year al the end of 199. " ). There were three full-lime members of the Maryville Fire Shflly .Schwcliach Amy .Scolcs Andrew .Scoll Angela Scoll Diana .Scoll Krisli Seek Juslin Seelcel Charles Sceiin Braylon Sehnerl Ca.sey Seit David Senipek Veronica Shanks Erika Sliarp Chrisly Shan- Terah .Shearer Nalalie Shepard Krislv Sheppard KclK Shendan Sarah Shields Slaci Shipley Genevieve Shoekley Nalhaniel Shricves Nalalie Shuler ChrisUipher Shull .lohn I ' .isi ' uhauer worksasa i .or M;ir ill l ul)lic Safety. ; slriiis; of fires during the year kept b Lscnhauer and the rest ofthr rlfpartnuMit busy. Department as well as public safel olticers and the rest was Milunteer. Kisenhauer said lirelighlers should have been helping-type people who ihoughl about inhers first and tried to help ihem oul. Eisenhauer also worked at Northwest ' s fire plant as a boiler operator and was a member of Sigma Tau Gamma. He enjoyed his job because liked to help people. " The feeling of helping out somebod m a siuialion where Ihey couldn ' t help themselves out but I could i w as ilie besl part of the job). " Eisenhauer said. 312 Undergraduates Amy Shull Sharla Sicvcrs Callic Silvcy Jcnnilcr Simler Tricia Siinons Phillip Simpson Chrislina Sims Carrie Sindclar Michael Skinner TilTanie Sly Amy Smith Andrea Smith Brian Smith Clinton Smith Eric Smith Garrick Smith Jeffrey Smith Jeremy Smith Mark Smith Monica Smith Samuel Smith Sara Smith Trov Smotherman Michelle Sneil Brooke Snodderley Kimberly Snodgrass Lori Snodgrass Kara Spalding Carson Spcgal Allison Spencer Micheal Spicer Amy Staake Aaron Stanley Farrah Staples Cynthia Starkehaum Kelli Starnes Bonnie Steen Dawn Stephens Kathe Stewart Kurtis Stewart Devin Stickel Stephen Stiglic Carrie Sliver Hillarv Stone JoNeli Stone Travis Stott Timothy Stout Dorothy Stowell Chanal Strandburg Vanncsa Slrope Brian Sturm Jennifer Sullivan Jeremy Sullivan Sherry Sullivan Christopher Suski Stephanie Sutton Courtney Swearingen Matthew Swisher Terrv Syhert Casey Sylvester Christina S landa Kenneth Talley Malhew Tapp Connie Jean Tate Renee Tate Anne Taylor Indyia Taylor Waltedda Taylor Aimee Teschner Lesley Thacker Angela Thaden Carly Thomas Jenny Thomas Kristi Thomas Eric Thomeczek Lisa Thompson Amy Thomburg Jennifer Thomhill Alison Thornton MikeTibbens Alh. John Eisenhauer ' ■ ' ■313 Jancl Ticmcv Jen Ticrncy Mary Tillman Michael Tipton Bclhany Tison Brilcy Tonilinson Phil Tompkins Mac Tonnics Shannon Torti Richard Tolh Da IJ Trausch Christina Trosi Tricia Trusly Christopher Tucker Robert Tutt Wayland Vacek Jennifer Van Cooien Jenny Van Dyke Beth Vande ' rau Amy Vander Veen Andy Venn Lea Ann Vetter Grtg Villegas Justin Vincent Tondce Voortman Chad Vortherms Kristy Wagaman Jamie Waier Krislolor Walhum Olivia Waldhiliig Amy Waldron Dennis Wall Josh Wall Gracie Wallace Kara Walsh Sarah Wanninszer Hcalher Ward Melissa Wardnp Jayme arren Devin Warrington Cara Weber Mark Wcaner Cristelyn Wehrle Jennifer Weipert Clare Welch Eric Wells Jennifer Wells Larissa Wells Kevin Wesack James Wesley Cindv Weslphalen Jessica Whalev Tim Whcek-r Jennifer Whipp Keely Whipp Jeremy White Kristy White Lauren White Brad Whitlord Marcus Whiluorth Angela Wiederholt Kristi Wiederslcin Sarah Wieland Kristina Wilburn Aimee Wilkc Sarah Wilkerson Amy W illers Bridget Williams Cara Williams Jaimee Williams Jill Williams Jodell Williams Melissa Williams Sabrina Williams Tyler Williams Wendy Wilmes Angela Wilson Scott Wilson Tracy Wilson Kathleen Winiihan i }MU4 §M 314 - Undergraduates Rcprcsciitiig Northwest ' )e here at fat- lilt V Photo by Chris Tucker lii-lli Whtclcr niijls for the lU ' arcals at a basKittjail auit. Wlui ' ler served as Direclor of I .ejiislative Affairs l)i-f )rt; riplac- iii|[;Bol)Hi ' iir) ' as Director of Community Rflaf ions at North wi-st. By Michelle Murphy lu-i ImishmL: her leinis as a stale representative and working alongside with Gov. Mel Carnahan as Director of Legis- lative AITairs, Beth M. Wheeler joined Northwest as Director of Comnuinity Relations. She replaced Roherl M. Henry, Puhlic Relations OITicer, who retired after 26 years with Northwest. Before coming to Northwest. Wheeler served as Third District .State Representative lor three counties for three terms from 1 9X7 through 1992. " Northwest had a terrific reputation for — — progress and nn)ti ation which was great. " Wheeler said. " I thought the quality effort at » Northw est u as exciting and positive and was one of the things that had attracted me. I had gt)tten acquainted with (University) President Hubbard when I was in the legislature, and I was always impressed with his vision and productivity. Ba- sically. Hubbard was part of the aura for me. my original contact. " Overall. Wheeler said she was looking for- ward to becoming a part of Northwest. " I was very pleased to be here at Northwest, " and helping Wheeler said. " I was looking forward to meeting » ' students and faculty and helping anybody. " Wheeler ' s experience as a representative for " " the people gave her confidence that she could serve as repre.sentative for Northwest Travis Winlcr Mark Wise Randy Wistion Ruth Ann Wolf Angela Wonderly Jody Wood Erin Woodhiirn Angela Wooden F.rie Wooduard Slaeij Worley Sally Worlmann Carrie Wo n Robbvn Wriiihl Ryan ' Wyllie ' l.oretla . u Toru Yamauehl Shanna Yamniu Yasuhiro Yano .Sarah Yarkasky Manabu Yatabe BaharYildi Amber Young Sarah Young Tiffany Young Rebeeea Youngs Toni Zaner Sue-ann Zeiuer Lewis Zeiler Slephanie Zeilslra Randolph Zeiler Shad Zion Joseph Dustin Zook Beth Wheeler 315 B Abbott. Jana 259 ' Ab«r. Reneu 296 Abefer. Jennrter 296 Abild. Pam 296 Achentrop. Robert 260 Ackerman. Dallas 296 Ackman. Leslie. 23 Adams. Kattierine 296 Adams. Kimberty 151. 167. 261.281 Adams. Patty 259 Adams. Steve 249 Aebersold. Amy 57. 233. 288 Aganoglu. Yuce 279 Agriculture Ambassadors 227 Agriculture Club 226. 227 Agriculture Council 228 Agronomy Club 228 AhiskalHjglu. Emrah 279 Ainge. Heattier 297 Akalan. Gulsen 26. 58 Akehurst. Josh 297 Akers. Michael 297 Alatorro. Eric 54 Aldrete. Mayela 257 Aldrich. James 288 Aldrklge. Jenniler 297 Aleksiak. Miranda 267, 297 Alexander , Corey 219 Alexander, Sarah 225. 261, 268, 297 Allord Kevin 219 Alford, Melody 233, 250 Allen. Amy 111, 281, 287 Allen. C K 102, 104 Allen, Chnsty 297 Allen. Cory 288 Allen. Eileen 231. 267. 297 Allen. Emilie 277 Allen. Jason 297 Allen. Lisa 245 Allen. Michele 242 Allen. Scott 183, 293 Allen. Treva 288 Alliance ol Black Collegians 270. 271 Alloway. Andy 173. 255 Allyn. Tim 297 Alpha Chi 228. 229 Alpha Gamma Rho 174.254 Alpha Kappa Alpha 271 Alpha Kappa Lambda 152. 224, 255 Alpha Mu Gamma 271 Alpha Psi Omega 271 Alpha Sigma Alpha 3. 150. 153. 170. 171. 174, 175, 255 Alpha Tau Alpha 231 Alsup. Damon 287 Alsup, Marcia 288 Alsup, Richard 205, 215, 286, 287 All. Richard 263 American Marketing Association 231 Amys. PJ 233. 259. 261. 279 Anderson. Brad 257 Anderson, Kimber ly 227. 259, 281 , 297 Anderson. Molly 297 Anderson. Tammy 27 Anderson. Victoria 250. 273. 297 Andes. Sandra 297 Andreasen. Bnan 255 Andrews. Chris 297 Andrews, Trent 297 Angerer. David 92 Antes. Debra 233. 239. 250. 288 Antone, Jeanette 297 Appleman. Julie 246. 288 Archdekm. Lynette 261 . 297 Archer. Adnan 227 Argo. Jennifer 249. 268. 277. 289 Ang. Mete 279 Armiger. Chris 228. 245. 271 Armstrong, Michael 23. 297 Arnall. Katie 263 Arndorfer, Kim 257 Arseneau, Emily 297 Art Education Club 66, 230. 231 Anz. Amy 289 Asby Christopher 233. 259 Aschentrop, Mary 259. 281 Aschentrop, Robert 261 Ashaiba. Mohamed 227 Ashemtrop, Mary 281 Ashley Jim 35. 255 Askren. Michael 231.245.297 Association for Computing Machinery 231 Atkins. Amanda 263 Atkins. Ash 125 Atkins. Bryce 261 Aubuchon, Chnstine 289 Audsley Barry 255. 297 Austin. Julie 249 Auxier. Joe 287 Azdell. Sara 239. 252. 267 Babaloa. Soji 162 Baca. Anne 246 Bacchi. Tammy 241 Bach. Seth 297 Bachman, Oliver 38. 39 Bade. Gerry 235 Bader. Heather 61. 297 Bahrenburg. Grog 227, 254 Baier, Stacy 273, 289 Bailey Clill 227 Bailey Sharlet 297 Bailey. Susan 231. 289 Bair. Jenny 297 Baker. Diane 289 Baker. Frank 174 Baker. Gemma 297 Baker. Jenniler 231. 275. 289 Baker. Matt 261. 267. 297 Bakir. Nesrin 275. 279. 297 Balcazar-Martine. Leslie 232. 246, 289 Baldridge. Rachael 257 Baldwin, Jodi 227, 250. 297 Baldwin. Kerry 80. 267. 297 Ballantyne. Edwin 96 Ballew. John 297 Balm. Michael 114, 208. 281 Bankson. John 231.235.289 Baptist Student Union 273 Barbosa. Marissa 257 Barboza. Bobbie 246. 277. 289 Barcus. Aleesha 268. 297 Barker. Derrick 242. 252 Barlage. Tresa 168, 265, 267 Barncord, Jeff 297 Bamcord, Kris 297 Barnes. Albert 255 Barnes. Angela Barnes. Dustin 261 Barnes. Janet 164 Barnes, Jennee 228. 239. 276 Barnes, Shannon 254 Barnes, Taylor 198, 199 Barnett, James 208 Barnett. Natalie 261 Bamhill, BrenI 274 Barratt, Chnstena 289 Barratt, Tena 268 Barron, Brooke 297Barry, Brigit 263, 297 Bartels, Andrea 297 Bartels, Brooke 240 Bartlett, Erin 289 Bartlett. Jenniler 257 Barton, Carol 227, 242. 259. 297 Barut. Nilgun 279 Baskett, Sara 104 Basoglu, Tuiku 275, 277, 279, 297 Basurto. Terry 297 Bales. Rebekah 297 Banerson. Jason 31, 242, 254, 257 Baudino. Frank 96 Bayer. Christopher 297 Bayliss, Andree 81 Bayne. Angela 245. 261 . 297 Baysinger. Mitch 242. 252 Beane. Tacia 82. 259 Bearcat Cheerleading 1 72 Bearcat Steppers 1 1 Bearcat Sweethearts 281 Beasley Jim 96 Bechtol. Shawn 237 Beck, Andy 277 Beck, Traci 257 Becker, Malt 261 Beckman, Dan 254 Beebe. Suzanne 297 Beekman. Jennifer 227, 229. 245. 265. 267. 277. 287. 297 Beemer, Johnna 58, 227, 277, 297 Begemann, Doug 254 Behrens, Jennie 257. 297 Beisel, Michele 259 Beissenherz. Jason 227. 228. 254 Belcher. Janice 289 Bell. Amy 263 Bell. Lisa 55. 297 Bell. Pamela 265. 297 Benda, Josh 237, 297 Benedetti, Tina 249,261,289 Bennett, Deanna 239,281,289 Bennett, Nate 227 Bennett, Rebecca 24, 250,251, 257, 289 Benoba, Josh 237 Benson, Joel 54 Benson, John 289 Bensyl. Stacia 88 Bentz. William 297 Berdine, Carissa 297 Berdine. Derek 275 Serge, Rebecca 297 Bergeme. Renee 229 Bermudez. Brant 287 Bernard. Brandon 60 Best. Gwendolyn 275. 297 Beta Beta Beta 232 Bevor, Jo 289 Bevington. Beth 297 Beyer. Suzan 228. 239 Bicktord-Smith. Amy 274, 277 Bigelow, Mark 267, 297 Billesbach, Thomas 96 Bingham, Albert 297 Bingham, Danny 281,287 Binning, Chns 261, 281 Birkenholz, Cheryl 102 Birt, Michelle 297 Bishop, Michael 231, 297 Black, David 254 Black, Jennifer 297 Black, Kaela 228, 242, 259, 297 Black, Tommy 187 Blackburn, Amie 263 Blame, Troy 297 Blair, David 231 Blanchel. Cane 277 Blanks, Matthew 297 Biasing, Tony 200, 287 Blatny Justin 257, 281, 297 Blaue, Ryan 245, 289 Blazek. Amy 257. 297 Bleich. Angela 231. 263. 289 Blessing. Stewart 254 Bliss. Brian 277 Blizzard. Andrea 1 1 1 Blocker. Jenny 246 Blodgett. Jason 231. 263 Blondin. Chris 287 Bloom. Traci 228 Blowers. Andy 277 Blue Key 233 Blum. Cheryl 277 Blum. Ryan 242. 246. 261 Blum, Stacy 99, 277 Blunk, Chns 227, 289 Blunt, Shan 274, 289 Bobmeyer. Julie 297 Bobo, Dr Bill 121 Bockover. Nichole 259. 297 Bode. Jonathan 297 Boeckman, Melinda 275, 289 Boehm, Melissa 245, 268 Boehner, Brooke 20, 259, 263, 289 Boggess, Jennifer 289 Bohlken, Robert 58, 90 Bohnenkamp, Kristin 22 Boldon, Margo 297 Boldy Monique 297 Boley Kimberly 1 1 , 263, 297 Bollinger, Becky 259 Bonderer, Kaihy 242 Bonsignore, Matt 233 Boone, Lisa 239, 289 Booram, Debra 231 Booth, Derreck 273 Booth, Yuri 240 Borgstadt, Lindsey 215,297 Borino. Melisa 297 Born, Michael 255 Born, Stacy 255. 259, 289 Bosisio. Matthew 92 Bosley Brian 255 Bottortf, Joyce 249, 268 Bouas, Jean 81 Bourner. Tamara 297 Bovick, Katie 33 Bowen, Valerie 274 Bowers Schullz, Patricia 80 Bowles, CliHord 255 Bowling, Mike 240, 249 Bowman, Angel 227 Bowman, Billie 263, 289 Bowman, Christina 233 Bowman, Michael 255 Boyd, Amy 297 Boyd, Roberta 82 Boyer, Jason 273 Brachlel, Matt 8, 227 B.adell, Summer 297 Bradley Gary 246, 268, 289 Bradley Jeff 98 Bradley Shane 273, 274 Brand, Brandon 297 Brand, Karen 245, 297 Brandon-Falcone, Dr „bnice 81 Brandt, Kelly 287 Brann, Rhiannon 298 Brannen. Deborah 245, 250. 298 Branscum. Tonya 298 Branstetter. Shelly 289 Branl, Keith 235 Braunschweig, Shelly 298 Brechbiel, Tim 273. 298 Brechl. Jeff 255 Breen. Matthew 249 Breeze. Max 235, 289 Bregenzer, Kathy 261 Brekke, Ann 94, 95 Brekke, Jerry 100 Bremner, Ross 69, 273 Brenner, Kerry 255 Briar, Cathy 264 Brichta, Amanda 267 Brickhouse, Darl 16, 17 Bridgeman, Amanda 298 Brier, Cathy 231, 235, 249, 267, 268, 289 Brill, Tara 259 Bnnker, Justin 231 Briseno, Amanda 289 Britt. Jodl 298 Brock, Scott 38, 268, 298, 304 Brockmann, Benjamin 267, 298 Brod, Daniel 232, 233, 277 Brooks, Steve 90 Brosi, Sarah 44 Brothers. Elizabeth 298 Broughton. John 298 Brown. Amanda 233 Brown. Brandon 69 Brown. Brenda 289 Brown. Brian 227. 254 Brown. Charlie 79 Brown, Harold 102 Brown, Jennifer 225, 298 Brown, Melanie 237, 277, 279, 289 Brown. Rob 242 Brown. Ryan 89 Brown. Tanya 245 Browning. Charissa 263. 289 Browning. Jeremy 255. 277. 279 Browning. Karen 240. 249. 268. 289 Browning. Sharon 96 Browning, Steven 227 Brueck, Theresa 298 Brunk, Matthew 246, 274, 289 Bruntmeyer, Jenny 298 Bruntmeyer. Regina 85. 93, 242, 252, 289 Buchan, Kimberly 298 Buckner, LeVan 129, 271 Budt, Michelle 259 Buhman, Brian 235, 289 Buhrmeister. Cody 205, 287 Buhrmester, Vanessa 261, 298 Bullock, Christina 249, 298 Bunch, Amy 298 Bunner, John 237 Surge. April 252 Burgert, Casey 275, 298 Burgess, Kimberly 261,298 Burke, Mike 298 Burkhart, Jacque 207 Burner, Andrea 298 Burnison, Amy 231, 289 Burns, Matthew 298 Burnworth, Frances 298 Burns, Rebecca 227 Burroughs, Julie 259 Bush, Betty 81 Bush, Robert 89 Butcher, Tamara 298 Buterbaugh, Kevin 100, 246 Butler, Jeff 298 Butler, Karen 298 Butler, Rebekah 255, 289 Butler, Sarah 239, 252, 274 Butnck, Jeremy 237,289 Butter, Sarah 289 Burner. Amanda 249, 298 Byrnes, Tom 298 C-Menc 232, 233 Cadwell, Joy 298 Calhoon, Karin 288 Callahan, Tara 57 Camp. David 148 Campbell, Cathleen 233. 252. 298 Campbell, Enn 298 Campbell, Jeremy 257 Campbell, Misty 298 Campbell. Sanna 298 Camper, Jill 298 Campus Activity Programmers 148, 273 Cannon, Jill 298 Cannon, Toby 231, 255 Canpabasa, Anthony 173 Cappel, Tim 298 Capps, Philip 277, 289 Capulo, Julie 202 Caputo, Lucy 202, 203, 237, 259, 287 Cardinal Key 233 Carhill, Sarah 263, 298 Carino, Ted 287 Carlson, Anne 263 Carlson, Brendon 298 Carmichael, LeAnne 298 Carmichea, Bruce 289 Carneal, Tom 168 Carpenter, Chris 246 Carper, Sarah 289 Carr, Juston 147 Carr. Sarah 263, 298 Carrel, Kate 250. 252. 298 Carrick. Sherry 289 Carrick. Todd 289 Carroll. John 98 316 Contemporary Traditions vroll. MiKe 273 Vter. Billy 255 »ter Enc 263 irlet, Polly 242 Ifler Vanessa 289 Hver Bill 208 Bady Shern 202 Koy Darin 39. 289 isoy Karen 160. 249. 298 isey, Robin 265. 267. 298 us Jesse 254 ISsell Gene 242. 252. 298 ■ssidy. Jessica 172. 261 BSidy Shern 287 ■sleei Crystal 289 Hherall David 261. 277 llherall Jake 281.287 llron Sarah 267 Kidill Anlhony 146. 298 ivalier. Meghan 287 BCkoAsKi, Karen 276 to. Hsiao 235 k, Sharon 272 Kloupecky. Bill 255 l as. Ginger 227. 289 hamas. Marcy 228. 239. 252. 277. 289 hamas Nettie 244, 281. 289 hamberlam. Gina 298 InntKrs. Jenniter 231 Endler. Kimtierly 277. 298 ppman. Jarnes 58 Ihpman. Jill 228. 249. 268. 298 harles Meredith 263. 298 harley. Nancy 274 harif. Roger 274 . i,on 261 ri 298 : mmy 261 niAipria 273 llx. Shawn 298 Its, Charles 298 irs. Tim 262 Bhan 298 Seaw 165. 273. 289 ise Student Association 272. 273 Alex 102 lan. Jennifer 246 lielewski. Tomasz 235 ' • ■ ■•-.--helle 289 Shen 289 •et 97. 255 _ ampus House 274 hiotr. , Annie 237 iak. Jenell 83 lani, Sara 261 isper Jason 255. 259 lallin, Carol 76 lart A " n 96 amin 298 239. 298 rah 83 ■ 166. 255 ca 246,261. 298 ssa 252, 261, 289 i.on 237, 276 ,da 252 ihn 298 hn 231 iinf. tarey 261 ■line, Jenniter 298 liver, Abby 274 loud Tonya 298 ih 259, 289 ■I 298 • .nise 273 ody Susan 2 ■oen, Scott 298 Christopher 255 :ole, Greg 17, 295 oteman, Calandra 255, 289 Oleman. Melanie 231,263.298 lotenburg, Tony 211 derick, Sleven 289 ollantes, Jennifer 39 oltege Republicans 233 ollett Tim 183 ollic Shawn 28. 29 ' cllingham. Amy 298 Ollings Gary 94 Ollins Amy 259, 298 dims Chad 255 Ollins Dana 228, 231, 259, 298 Ollins Jaime 298 Mark L 298 :olton, Keith 277 Olville, Tricia 237 ombs. Dante 211 ipuler Management Society 235 iway. Jason 245. 246 iway. NaShaa 263 ir. Shelly 268 Billy 227 OOk Brad 255 «)k Chnstopher 267. 298 Kam 298 ooke Colleen 242. 273. 298 ooke Jennifer 228. 257. 298 Coole. Denise 265. 267. 276. 298 Cooley. Brian 255. 256. 298 Coon, Casey 259 Cooney. Tom 25 Cooper. Jeremy 298 Copp. Crystal 289 Coppinger. Steve 261 Corbin, Tracy 255 Cord. Dennis 195 Cornel, Brian 214 Cornelius. Brian 215. 298 Corrado. Ericka 271. 289 Cottingham. Elizabeth 289 Courier. Adam 259 Courier, Scoll 298 Courtney. Ryan 298 Cowden, Scott 255 Cowley. Rachael 298 Cox. Brian 287. 298 Cox. Dara 274. 289 Cox, Matthew 299 Cox. Molly 299 Coy Anne 217.299 Cralt. Clint 255 Craig. Charles 237 Craven, Stuart 299 Crawford, Brandon 273 Crawford, Corey 289 Crawford, Rulh 81 Crawley. Sharon 177, 299 Cremeens. Amber 281 Criles, Katie 237 Crook. Brian 240 Crook, Cynthia 259, 299 Crook, Trystan 200, 261. 287 Crouch, Dana 249, 299 Crouse, Lisa 289 Crowe, Aaron 299 Crowley, JeH 299 Crowson. Jym 261 Crozier. Amy 239, 289 Crumpacker, John 299 Crutcher, Chns 77 AIDS was in the spotlight in 1 996 when celebrities w iih .AIDS or HIV made national headlines. Magic Johnson, who left the Los Angeles Lakers after testing posilivc o HIV after the 1990-91 season, announced that he would once again be wearing number 32. After 4 1 2 years of re- tirement. Earvin " Magic " ' Johnson returned to the NBA Jan. 30. 1996 when the Lakers played the Golden Staled War riors. Johnson, a 1 2-lime NBA All-Star and a nine-time member of the All-NBA By MarJ, First-Team, served as a Laker coach to remain close to basketball after his retirement. Acting as an HIV spokesman. Johnson wrote a book about safe sex. Other athletes in less prominent positions were no less affected. Heavyweight boxer, Toinmy Morrison, also announced he had tested HIV positive. " i lived a fast, permissive lifestyle and I believed that the chances were slim that I get it, " Morrison said. ' " I thought that this was a disease that happened to addicts, gays. I thought I was Cullon. Theresa 289 Cullin.Chad 112 Cully Kimberlyn 279. 299 Cummings, Kristin 160. 239. 265. 299 Cummings. Pam 217.281 Cummings. Stacy 259. 299 Cunningham. Bnan 172. 299 Cunningham. Christina 259. 289 Cunningham, Clay 299 Curtis. Elizabeth 281 Cutler, Heather 165. 263 Cutton. Dave 94 Oaiber. Mari 227 Dallas. Khsti 250 Dalrymple, Greg 242 Daniels, Jami 299 Daniels, Jenniler 242 Danielson. Curl 289 Danker. Paul 299 Darling, Laura 299 Darnell. Mark 148 Darnell. Neil 233, 277 Dan ille, Moana 299 DAttoma, Alyson 87, 257 Daughenbaugh, Darren 299 Davenport, Tracy 238. 299 Davens, Christopher 33 Davidson, James 209 Davidson, Jennifer 273. 274. 299 Davies. Emily 265. 279. 299 Oavies, James 240, 299 Davies, Ryan 300 Davis. Beth 254 Davis, Brandi 259 Davis, Dawn 225 Davis. Diann 216,217,281,300 Davis, Gina 259 Davis, Holly 257. 300 Davis, Mary 300 bulletproof. 1 was not. I was never so sorry. This disease did not have a favorite color. It could strike anyone. " Swimmer Greg Louganis broke the news of his AIDS infection before the audience of ABC ' s ••20 20. " The four-time Olympic gold medalist announced that he had been HIV posi- tive during the 1988 Seoul Olympics when he hit his head on the springboard during preliminaries. Despite efforts of researchers to find a or AIDS, rap star _ , . _ , EAZY-E ( Eric Wrighr), M.?lON founder of N.W.A. died of AIDS in 1995. The hard-core rapper died at the age of 3 1 . On the medical forefront. San Francisco AIDS patient Jeff Getty received a baboon bone marrow transplant. Called a .xe- nograft, the baboon cells were implanted because of their natu- ral ability to combat the AIDS irus. However, after several months, tests showed the baboon cells had not grafted. Despite the notoriety and publicity .AIDS re- ceived over the course of the year, the spread of the disease was still epidemic. 4- Qmo f» AUoU, 107, play- wright, director and pro- ducer or sucli hits as " The Pajama Game " and " Damn Yanltees " -¥ MatMf Andnatiti, 79, " The one on the left " in the Andrews Sisters trio Ma Um. BaUtutL, 76, actor who made his Tilm debut in " On the Waterfront, " also in " Breakfast at Tiffany ' s, " " All the President ' s Men " and " A Thousand Clowns " 3 uMd Ba elma , 73, president of Columbia Pic- tures in the 70s, hits included " The Close Encounters of the Third Kind " and " Sham- poo " ■f VidtioH BlatMA, 74, ac- tress who played Miss Adelaide in Broadway and film versions of " Guys and Dolls " joAsfiU StotUif, 55, Pulitzer prize-winning poet JaA(Ud B odAf, 65, novelist, " First Love and Other Sorrows " 9t a UH €. Bu» e , 87, Supreme Court Chief Jus- tice SJma. 6u 94, artist who created cauldron of New York City ' s " Harlem Renaissance " 4- OM CAsvtf, 58, jazz and world-music trumpeter ■¥ MaftctU GUatUMli »., 44, convicted murderer of Martin Luther King Jr. ' s mother. Alberta Index 317 seWe 4- Al CUmtUatdi, 96. photographer who helped define 20th-century photo- journalism •f f 4c k CUiHftoH, 76, musician and son of jazz great Dulie Ellington 4 C Uu C tut, 65, tough- talking New York City po- liceman who inspired the movie " The French Connec- tion " ♦ MieUasltHiU,65, author of children ' s books •f Alt lamiHt 70, original host of " Jeopardy " 4- M»Ui t HtmUUtt, 52, original bass singer of the Temptations ♦ Oiadon " « " lM M 89, animator who created Porky Pig ___ Cva Qaio , 74, played Lisa Douglas in " Green Acres " ♦ •vuf Qancia, 53, lead singer of the Grateful Dead 4 UaKOHttan QodtuuHt, 45, former premier dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet and actor in " Witness " -4 3 iutufHa QaatUi, 31, keyboardist of the Canadian band Skinny Puppy; consid- ered pioneer of industrial rock ♦ J inda Qood4Ha i, 70, wrote " Sun Signs, " the first astrology book to scale the New York Times best seller Ust ♦ QaU Qvtdtm, 89, comedic actor best known for his roles in " The Lucy Show " and " Here ' s Lucy " 318 Contemporary Traditions Davis. Nale 225 Davis. Shane 255 Davis, Zac 300 Davoll, Enc 287 Davoll. Shannon 300 Day. Anloineno 258. 259 Dazolt. Shannon 239 Do Boom.Tim 227. 228. 2 77. 300 Oe Clue. Slacie 300 Deal. Kane 228. 231, 257 DeBiauw. Tom 300 Deckel. John 287 Delenbaugh. Aaron 255 Detreece. Tom 225 DeGheldet, Ryan 300 Oehner. Christina 263. 300 Delmege. Mike 300 DeLong. Jennyter 259 DeLong. Sara 235 DelSignore. Rila 174. 231. 257. 271.300 Delia Chi 151. 153. 170. 174, 175, 178. 225 Delia Mu Delia 235 Delta Sigma Phi 150. 152. 175, 254. 255 Delta Tau Alpha 235 Delia Zeta 153. 170. 173. 257 DoMclt. Diana 92 DeMotl. Holly 300 DeMolt. Kaihe 25 Dennehey Krisly 187.273,277 Dennis, Jennifer 263. 300 Dennis. Kathryn 300 DePrenger, Dylan 255 DePriesI, Amanda 300 DePriesI, Jennifer 300 Derby, Stephanie 259 Derks, Sarah 273, 275, 300 Derr, Grelchen 231, 250 Derrington, Tom 252. 300 Dertbudak, Alper 279 DeShon, Ron 94. 123. 204, 205. 215 Detmer, Carol 83 Detmer. Richard 84 Detler, Steve 76 Dewhirsl, Roben 87. 100 Dexter, Sarah 300 Dexler, Shannon 231 DeYoung, Ron 192, 193 Diamond, Brian 17 Diamond. Michael 295 Dickherber, Leslie 275, 276, 287, 300 Dickman, Marcy 250,251.257 Dicks, Danielle 82 Dickson, Jeffrey 300 Dietendorf, Nathan 11.22 Dierkens. Eric 235. 263 Dierks, Robert 179 Diggs, Nancy 102 Dillenschneider, Mark 178.255,300 Dillenschneider. Scott 255. 300 Dillinger, Tina 233, 300 Dimmitl, Jenny 300 Dimmitl, Travis 44. 245. 279. 300 Dirlam, Jill 281 Dittmer, Robby 255 Dittmer, Ruby 252. 300 Dix, Joel 85, 287 Dobbins, Andrae LamonI 300 Dodd, Bill 239 Dodds, Charles 98, 237 Dodson, Christopher 177 Dodson, Tiffany 300 Doetker, Kerry 204, 205. 287 Doganguzel, Mural 279 Dohrman, Ben 254 Doll, Devin 300 Donnell, Jennifer 259 Donnelly. Glen 257 Donnelly. William 300 Dorrel.Adam 141,211 Don, Kelly 263. 300 Dosland. Mitch 205. 287, 290 Dotson. Lenetta 281 Douglas, Clint 290 Douglas, Glenn 231. 300 Douglas Hall 179 Douglass, David 168. 300 Doulhat. Chance 179.245.300 Dowden. Courtney 257. 290 Dovi ling. Slacy 259 Downey. Rick 173 Doyle. Leslie 300 Drake. Michelle 252, 300 Dressen, Chad 287, 300 Drew, Lori 257 Dreytus, Mike 170, 233. 239 Driskill, Jason 300 Droegemueller, Adam 182 Droegemueller, Adrian 277 Droegemueller, Chns 170.233 Du Chien. Robert 300 Dudley Monica 36 DuH, Stacy 300 Dugan, Andy 254 Duggan, Amy 237, 249. 279. 300 Duke. Jason 255 Duncan. Michele 250. 252. 290 Dunham. Cheryl Dunlap. Diatra 271.275.300 Dunlap. Michelle 261 Dunning. Lisa 290 Ouran, Jason 17 Durtoy. Craig 261 Duro. Julie 101 Duvall. Sean 255 Duvall, Stephanie 290 Oyer. Alex 277 Eagan. Chhstine 300 Easlep. Knstina 242 Easterla. David 227 Eaton, Laura 300 Eavenson. Connie 300 Ebbers. Paul 242 Ebers. Emily 257. 300 Eblen, Chris 275 Eblen, Eric 300 Eccles. Ryan 235 Eckerman. Jacob 304 Eckert, Emily 273 Eddy. Casey 227 Ediin, Melissa 290 Edmon, Sonya 270. 271. 300 Edmunds, Molly 267 Edwards, Ginny 257 Edwards, Indira 300 Edwards, Virginia 300 Egeland, Vicki 300 Eggers, Jason 233. 242. 277. 290 Ehlers. Don 277. 279 Ehlers. Marlean 277. 279 Ehlers. Mike 279. 300 Ehly, Sarah 233 Eidson. Kathleen 300 Eisenhauer, John 312 Eiswert, James 228. 229. 250 Elam. Jason 233 Elder. Anna 300 Elfonl. Ruth 300 Elgin. Jessica 279. 290 Elilrits. Con 228. 239. 281 Elliolt. Carrie 300 Elliott. Jennifer 250 Elliott. Laurislon 105 Elliott, Mictiael 265. 267 Elliott, Nicole 300 Elliolt, Sarah 242, 252, 274. 300 Ellis. Jennifer 275 Ellis. Scon 227. 254 Ellsworth. Jennifer 267. 300 Elmore, Kevin 274, 275. 290 Elschlager, Amy 300 Emerson. Sue 88 Engelke. Jennifer 174 English. Heather 300 Enright. Andrea 231 Epp, Carrie 257, 300 Erban, Torlon 279 Erbil, Hakan 279, 300 Erbil. Okan 300 Erichsen. Sonja 239. 279. 300 Erisman. David 27 Erkan. Tartan 300 Ernst, Heidi 259 Esdohr, Jamie 300 Essam. Mike 237, 250 Esser. Dennis 279, 290 Esser, Douglas 300 Elhangatia, Christine 275, 290 Elhelton. Amy 273 Ethndge, Mary 300 Eunbok Kim, Knstina 268, 269 Eustice, Renala 205, 215. 281. 287. 300 Evans. Amy 275. 300 Evans. Lori 259 Evans. Scott 239. 267 Evans, Tiffani 300 Everly Joey 281, 300 Ewalt, Justin 300 Ewing, Danny 290 Exline, Derik 227 Eychaner, Kayla 255 Ezra. Alealha 300 « Fabian. Jodi 231, 290 Fabian, Susan 281 Fabian. Suzi 216 Fagg, Alicia 227, 259, 300 Failer, Tanya 259 Fairchild, Dr Johanne Vynne 102, 154. 155. 242 Fairholm. Greg 301 Falcon. Michelle 263 Falcone, Dr .finice 245, 250 Fangmann, Tricia 261 Fariborz. Steven 301 Fans. Jennifer 301 Farley. Kristin 301 Famam, Stacey 231, 235. 290 Farquaar. Ed 105 Farroll. Virginia 64 Farrow. Jeremy 17 Fanhing. Joe 50 Fast. Lora 227 Faulkner. Brian 170. 255 Feaker. Autumn 122. 281 Fearnow. Benjamin 255 Feighert. Rebecca 290 Feldt. Kipp 122 Fellowship ol Christian Athletes 275 Fellowship ol Tower Gaming Society 274. 275 Felol. Kip 287 Fellon, Richard 98. 99 Fenn, Cynthia 239. 252. 277 Fentress. Melissa 301 Ferguson. Chad 240 Ferguson. Jetf 94 Ferguson. Kelly 228. 255. 268 Ferguson, Todd 210 Ferree, Donald 121,281,287,301 Ferns. Chad 178 Ferris. Samuel 301 Ferry Beth 46, 233, 250. 301 Fette. Jessica 263 Fetters. Angela 301 Feurer, Mindy 301 Fevurly, Tiffany 259 Fewson. Jill 301 Fiala. Dan 58. 255 Fields. Ben 301 Fields. Donnie 301 Financial Management Association 234. 235 Fink. Michelle 231 Finn. John 48 Finney Andrea 227. 301 Fisher. Carrie 227.231.301 Fisher. Christine 301 Fisher. Christopher 55. 233. 259. 277 Fisher, Kevin 231 Fisher, Stephanie 277, 290 Flits, Jason 231. 255 Fitzgerald, Lynn 301 Fitzmorris, Malt 208 Fizette, Nicole 257 Flag Corp 281 Flaherty, Charles 301 Flaherty, Malt 66 Fleak, Chris 228. 242. 254 Fletchall, Melissa 233. 246. 247. 250. 277 Fletcher, Justin 273, 274. 275 Fletcher. Stephanie 301 Flippin. Chen 242. 250. 251. 267 Flynn. Lisa 206. 280 Flynn. Ryan 255 Fogel. Jeff 204. 287 Poland. Teresa 227. 228. 242. 259. 301 Foley Katie 237 Folk, Kristin 216, 301 Forbes, Bruce 227. 254 Ford. LeRon 271, 301 Ford, Stephanie 301 Ford. Travis 242, 254 Fordyce, Tracy 228. 235. 239. 245. 301 Forensics Team 236, 237 Foster, Gerald 62 Foster. Matthew 290 Foster, Michelle 301 Foster, Shannon 85, 258. 259. 290 Fosler-Kamara, Pal 270 Fouike, Daryle 301 Fowler. Mindi 261. 290 Fox. Kindra 279. 301 Fox. Steve 98 Frank. Jody 263 Frank. Tracy 290 Franken Hall 264 Franken Hall Council 265 Franks, Sarah 301 Fraundorfer, Andrea 259 Fraundorter, Dana 259 Frazier II, Sam 275 Frazier, Pal 5 Frear, Jacy 242. 252 Frednckson. Lance 239. 290 Free. Karie 227. 261, 290 Freeman, Chns 255 Freeman, Michael 275, 290 French. Kara 2, 301 Frey. Bryan 233 Friedel. Curtis 231.301 Friedman. Andrea 242 Fneling. Kevin 227. 242. 254. 301 Fntz, Cara 202 Froelker, Brian 249 Frost, Monica 263, 301 Fruchl. Dr Richard 138. 228. 229 FruchI, Sue 105 Fry. Carrol 88 Fulk. Melissa 302 Fuller. Jennifer 302 Fuller. Larry 302 Fullerton, Dan 261 Fulmer. Dave 46 Fulton, Richard 100. 101 Funderburg. Kevin 302 To live (liv) 1. to have life 2. to enjoy a full and varied life 3j having positive qualities, as of warmth, vigor, vitality, brightness, and liveliness; anamation; vivacitity 4. the period of flourishing usefulness C.A.R.E. , ....•., L. Chemical vbuse Resources and Education 2. for improving i the quality of can puF, • : r ' -- . Congratulations to our graduates! Amy Burns Sarah Carper Colleen Cummlngs Marcy DIckman Courtney Dowden Amy Edwards Laura Girard Kate Harrison J J Howard NIkki Huddle JeniHust Janlne Kholer Angela McNerney Angela Pf etcher Alyssa Schrack Lea Schnare Maggie Shelley Mandy Stroburg Cammie Sublette The Purpose of Alpha Gamma Rho To make better men, and through them a broader and better agriculture by surrounding our members with influences tending to encourage individual endeavor, resourcefullness and aggressive effort along lines making for the development of better mental, social, moral and physical qualities; to promote a wider acquaintance and a broader outlook on the part of agricultural men through fellowship in a national organization that stands for the best social, mental and moral development. Index ' ,319 Gahm. Jennitet 281.302 GaliU. Chris 92. 93. 242 Galyon, Danan 237. 279 Gamma Theta Upsilon 237 Ganger, Teresa 245. 267. 275. 302 Gann. Healher 302 Gano. Lori 22. 281 Gardner. Dawn 252. 268. 277, 279. 290 Gardner. Miranda 302 Garmak. Burcak 279 Garnet. Terry 24 Garrett. Oavid 290 Garrison. Robin 302 Garnson. Sarah 267 Garton. Travis 237 GasKjrowski, Lisa 239. 261 . 290 Gastineau. Michelle 302 Galer. Enc 24. 25 Gates. Karen 242. 252. 253. 302 Gaul. Knsline 290 Gazio. Alex 249 Geesey. Gina 23 Gehl. Kara 302 Geiger. Micheal 290 Geinosky, Chris 9, 242 Geisendorl. Came 248. 249. 277 Geisler, Heidi 281 Geiler, Nicole 69.261. 302 Geography ' Geology 98 Geology Gut) 237 George. Duane 267. 302 Gerken, Ashley 302 Gerstner. Jim 200 Gibson. Andrea 277 Gibson. Jason 238. 302 Gibson-Comella. David 186 Giennann. Khsty 227 Gilbert. John 263 Gitehrist. Stephanie 302 Gilkison. Melissa 302 Gille. George 102 Gillen. Roger 68. 69 Gillespie, Marcus 98 Gilmour. Tim 79. 156. 157 Gilson. Steven 227. 267. 279. 302 Girard. Laura 21. 257. 259. 290 Girard. Linda 87 Girdner. Jerry 302 Gladbach. Jenmier 302 Gladieux. Jack 255 Glauser. Ty 227. 302 Glenn. Brock 254 Glosser. Brian 257 Glover. Jason 257 Goad. Craig 88 Goade. Dr Megan 146 Gobon. Sheila 249. 290 Godfrey. Joe 255 Godreau. Tasha 205. 287. 290 Goecke. Peter 277 Goede. Megan 242. 302 Goedken. Matt 276. 303 Goetlemoeller. Adrian 237. 250. 276 Goettemoeller. Darelh 268. 276 Goettsch. Corry 265 Golonh. Kelli 303 Gogan, Kevin 148 Gohei. Tsuyoshi 303 Goil. Nitin 231. 267. 275. 303 Going. Beth 259 Golden. Carolyn 303 Goll. Chris 257 Gomez. Andres 231 Gooch. Chnstopher 303 Good, Michael 303 Gordon, George 246 Gordon, Jade 1 1 Gordon, Jamie 227, 303 Gordon, Ken 110 Gorski, Tittany 303 Gose, Warren 87 Goudge, Beth 83 Goudge, Ted 98 Gould, Shannon 303 Graf, SleHi 202 Grah. Annette 259, 303 Graham, Amos 158 Graham, Mary 158 Graham, Reggie 30. 31 Gralapp, Leah 261 Gramer, Brandon 290 Grandanette, Frankie 231 , Grann, Heather 233 Grant. Jennifer 290 Grant. Sara 303 Grass. Jennifer 303 Graves, Lisa 290 Graves, Stephanie 232, 233, 250 Gray. Billie Jo 227 Gray Joshua 261 , 290 Gray. Julie 263 Gray. Ryan 275 Greely, Nancy 78 Green, John 174 Green. Joy 261 . 303 Greer. Megan 255 Gregg. Marc 78 Gregory. Jessica 303 Greiner. Michael 303 Grenier. Shena 233. 239. 279 Gross. Andy 30 Greving. Jennifer 303 Grider Aprill 303 Gritlen. Amanda 303 Grillen. Jennifer 303 GriHith. April 160. 271, 303 Griggs, Matt 151 Gnggs, Patricia 279 Griggs, Suzy 278 Grimm, Scott 151. 255 Grishow, Andrew 242 Gronau. Greg 303 Groom, Anita 261, 303 Grose, Aaron 231, 303 Gross, Cam 259, 303 Grosvenor, Cynthia 228. 245. 249. 279. 303 Groumoutis. Felitsa 97, 202, 287 Groumoutis, George 97 Groumoutis, Mana 202, 287 Grove, Ken 252, 290 Grub, Susan 264 Gruender, David 249, 268, 290 Gruhn, John 254, 290 Gruhn, Randy 261 Grundman, Rebecca 290 Grunert, Tiffany 37. 217, 249, 303 Gryzwa, Michael 303 Gubser, Amy 231 Gucen, Yavuz 279 Gudenralh, Belh 263 Guenlhner, Amy 250, 261 Gulbay Adnan 279 Gulezlan, Michael 68 Gulick, Jim 88 Gum, Jennifer 228. 242. 244. 245. 281. 290 Gump. Jeremy 157 Gunay Salah 279 Gundlach. Mandy 259 Gunia, Deborah 263, 303 Gunther, Matthew 303 Gustafson, Andrew 257, 265. 267. 303 Guslafson, Trevor 8 Gufhrey Kathryn 303 Guthrie, Michael 255 Gutierrez, Vimara 303 Gutkowski, Mark 208 Gulshall, Byron 228 Haakenson. Amanda 303 Haan, Brandy 205,281,287.303 Haas, Cathy 227. 235. 242. 259 Hacker, Jelfery 303 Halemeister, Laura 265, 275. 303 Haff, Jennifer 303 Hagan, Dr Don 98, 237. 242. 250 Hagan, Lindsay 245. 263 Hager, Angelique 277, 279, 303 Hager, Ryan 231. 303 Haines, Brook 290 Haines, Trevin 261 Hainkel. Crystal 290 Hale, Kayle 261, 303 Hale, Pam 202 Haley Kerry 290 Hall, Elizabeth 287. 303 Hall, Heather 303 Hall, Joann 21, 281 Hall, Leslie 290 Halligan, Eric 173, 261 Hamerlinck, Share 303 Hamilton, Mackenzie 227, 242, 303 Hamilton, Tara 66 Hancock, Tammi 265, 303 Haney Courtney 290 Hann, Brandy 205 Hansen, Cynthia 242 Hansen, James 133 Hansen, Nathan 303 Hansen, Rick 83 Hanson, Cindy 252 Hanson, Hayley 217 Hanson, Randy 227 Hanson, Regina 273 Haq, Jibreel 235 Haq, Mahbubul 235, 290 Hardin, Chet 308, 309 Harding, Mark 290 Hardman, Tiffany 231,263,303 Hardwick, Jennifer 265. 275. 303 Hardy Anita 277, 290 Hardymanm, Dawn 267, 268. 303 Harkrider, Jennifer 235, 290 Harmon, Tim 255 Harpsler, Kelli 227, 274 Harr, Jenifer 228, 233, 242, 244, 245, 290 Harr, Scott 227, 290 Harr, Sherry 238, 290 Harrifeld, Jennifer 259 Harrington, Janelle 290 Student Senate Governing the Student Body Organizations Congratulation Graduates of 1996 ' NeBS New England Business Service, Inc. Business and Computer Forms Maryville, Missouri 64468 (800) 225-6380 moIngo v " Nominated for best public Golf Course in America— 1996. " — Golf Digest Mozingo Lake Golf Course ( rj Maryville, Mo 562-3864 (r) Radio Shack® The Appliance and TV Mart Serving Northwest Missouri Since 1949 122 N Main , Maryville 582-2815 320 " Contemporary Traditions Jeremy 261 Jillian 303 Karen 263. 290 larri Marc 303 IS, Todd 303 lb Lewis. Angelita 242. 268 ison. Kalie 290 ouii Chuck 296. 297 haw. Philomina 303 Ian Jayme 239. 263. 290 bnloy. Paul 248 ,nn Angela 257 ■ Andrea 303 ' ' Sayaka 133. 275 Benton 303 ,„ _jthy 97 llcli. Slacey 1 33 r, Ceaira 290 lut. Michael 303 Itawk. Jason 274 [lawkins. Audrey 250. 303 iwkins. Brandon 303 «is. Jessica 227. 267 lins. Karen 18. 19. 20 Iwkinson. Chnstirw 303 BrenI 303 Kristi 263. 279 Janette 232 lyes. Carta 273. 303 teyes. Joe 14 teyes, William 303 teyles Jason 261, 303 toys Sarah 281, 303 iays. Tad 172 tezeirigg. Angela 303 ■lazetton. Duane 279 teien. James 303 Heady. Gina 263 learn Jay 208 Heartland View 237 Heck Michelle 90. 91, 114, 133,245, 261 Hedgeconh. Rotjetl 255 Hednck. Sarah 303 Hcdslrom. Heath 240, 290 Heeler Phil 84. 231 Heermann. Ashley 263. 303 Hcese, Bnan 303 Hetlner. Lon 303 Hetdarsson. Julius 275 Hciman, Joseph 263 Heinzeroth. Joel 228. 237. 242. 254. 303 Heisterkamp. Jill 281.303 Hcldstab. Curlis 148. 266. 267. 290 Heller Leanna 273. 274 Helling. Mchael 275 Stacy 290 Helwig Bnan 287 Henderson, Came 303 Henderson. Chns 227 Henderson, Holly 227. 303 Henderson. Jeremy 233. 277 rHenderson. Nicole 231, 303 Hendren, Chns 255 Hendren. Julie 279, 303 Hendncks, Anne 249 Hendncks. Tom 237 Henle. Jason 254 ig. Angela 281.290 Henry. Bob 157. 184. 185. 315 Henry. Sean 261 Henry. Tara 263. 303 Hensel. Stacy 252. 257. 303 Hensler. NikJ 279 Heppermann. Michelle 245. 277, 290 Heraul, James 95, 260 Herbers. Denise 304 Herbst. Stacy 304 Henng. Carrie 304 Hcrmreck. Amy 242. 250. 257. 290 Hernandez. Daniel 252. 304 IHertz, Teresa 279 IHerweck, Heather 179. 239. 250. 252. 267. 304 [Hess, Loralei 304 iHeusel, Barbara 88 iHeuss Chad 254 w. ' - vnn 304 .in 279 ' helle 304 ■ .: Karen 304 Hif_-j an Susie 304 HiggintxJiham, Hadan 105 Hitiqns Michelle 290 ■ :-ip. Grant 271 n 227. 242 202 -.nnelh 278 •rley 304 flchard 290 ■ gela 279 iJd 279 nel 252. 304 ri 290 Ml ' ; ' i . Jamie 304 Hiraoka. Tomoko 275. 290 HIadik. Heidi 2. 26 Hobbs. David 46 Hobbs. Mchael 88 Hodges. Steven 257, 304 Hoeralh, Amie 304 HoHman, Dave 227 Hottsette, Emily 228, 273, 304 Hotmann, Justin 263 Hofstetter, Jeremy 304 Hoge, Nicole 277, 290 Hogel, Karen 207, 281 Hoke. Jason 252. 304 Holcer. Lon 304 Holcombe. Jen 56 Holder. Mark 304 Hollingshead. Jen 259 Holloway Lee 304 Holloway Pat 2 27. 304 Holman. Amt er 304 Holt. John 237 Holtkamp. Angela 275. 276. 304 Holton. Brandy 261 Holtz. Heather 239 Homan. Beth Ann 279 Honea. Marleen 290 Honken. Connie 90 Honn. Jim 255 Hood. Josh 255. 305 Hooker. Melissa 232. 233. 239 Hoover. Mick 261 Hopt. Brian 242 Hopt. Denise 250. 252, 290 Hopper, Faron 293 Hornbaker, Christian 267. 290 Horner. Channing 271 Horner. Louise 271 Horticulture Club 238 Hoskey Karen 98 Hoskey Marvin 102. 231 Hoskey Monte 301 Houck. Jennifer 155 Hougham. Amy 305 Houston. Suzanne 1 70. 255 Howard. Amy 305 Howard. J J, 242. 257 Howard. Jennifer 290 Howard. Leslie 207 Howard. Monica 277. 279 Howdeshell. Greg 233. 305 Howe. Aric 36 Howell. Austin 39. 277. 305 Howell. Chnstie 279 Howell. Jason 231. 305 Howell. Meagan 279 Hoxeng. Melissa 290 HPERD 94. 281 Hrdlicka. Kns 259 Hubbard. Dr Dean 79. 89.151 Huber. Kristen 239. 290 Hudlemeyer. Kelly 263 Hudson. David 275. 305 Hudson Hall Council 265 Hueste. Enc 305 Huffaker. Donita 268 Nutty. Aaron 277. 279 Huggins. Eric 115.261 Hughes. Anna 228. 239. 245. 252. 290 Hughes. Heather 252 Hughes. Lisa 305 Hui Bin Xu. Loretta 232 Hulen. Mane 255 Huletl. Brad 254 Hull. Lisa 305 Hullf. Tommy 261 Hulscher. Dina 271. 290 Hulsebus. Chene 261 Human Environmental Services 83 Humphreys. Julie Humphreys. Lynette 246. 263. 279 Hunsucker. Rebecca 305 Hunter. Andrea 95 Hurley Dawn 263. 305 Husen. Jeremy 260. 261 Hust. Jennifer 257. 290 Husz. Jim 104 Hutchcraft. Rose 290 Hutchinson. Wendy 257. 305 Hymbaugh. Michelle 228.231.305 s Ickes. Sandi 216.217 Ikuma. Yumi 305 Ingle. Peter 287 Ingwerson. Scott 261 Intertratemity Council 256. 257 International Reading Association 238. 239 International Student Organization 275 Inzerello. Nick 261 Iske. Patrick 273. 305 Ivanko. Dallas 235 Iversen. Jennifer 228. 238. 245. 290 Izerhagen. Joel 183 Jackson. Amy 305 Jackson, Angela 66 Jackson, Clark 228, 254 Jackson, Dan 8 Jackson, Eric 254 Jaco, Mel 237 Jacobs, Autumn 165, 305 Jacobs, Chad 235 Jacobson, Heather 233, 305 Jacques, Bryon 305 James, Amber 305 James, Peggy 305 Janssen, Matthew 102, 103, 227. 231. 235. 242. 254 Janssen. Michelle 227. 305 Janssens. Carta 305 Jarolim. Eduardo 200.201.287 Jasinski. John 92 Jean-Francois. Danielle 141 Jefferson. Tandrea 271.305 Jeffrey Smith 115 Jelavich. Mark 87. 233 Jelinek. Jessica 305 Jelinek. Sarah 305 Jenkins. Guy 237. 255 Jenkins. Heather 281 Jennings. Andrea 291 Jennings. Erie 305 Jennings. Gen 250. 305 Jennings. Justin 305 Jensen. Daniel 305 Jensen. Davm 249. 305 Jensen. Lisa 261. 305 Jenson. Gina 278. 279 Jerome. Robert 305 Jesse. Stacey 227. 305 Jeung. Wonju 275 Jewell. Duane 102. 227. 242. 254 Jewell. Jennifer 258. 259 Jewell. Karia 255 Jezik. Hilane 146. 249. 305 Johansen. Jon 5 Johansen. Leah 245. 255. 287. 305 Johnson. Amanda 305 Johnson. Becky 25 Johnson. Bob 78 Johnson. Carolyn 182 Johnson. Chad 150. 246. 255 Johnson. Clint 281. 287 Johnson. Dell 246 Johnson. Dustin 97. 231 Johnson II. Gary 305 Johnson. Janet 259 Johnson. Jim 208 Johnson. Joni Johnson. Ken 257. 294 Johnson. Kern 207 Johnson. Kevin 233. 239. 263. 279. 305 Johnson. Mandy 255 Johnson. Melissa 281 Johnson. Michael 252. 291 Johnson. Robert 291 Johnson. Ryan 305 Johnson. Sharon 240. 271 Johnson. Shelley 239. 250. 252. 291 Johnson. Sherri 250. 252. 291 Johnston. Amy 305 Johnston, lyana 305 Johnston. Lon 291 Johnston. Scott 240. 268 Johnston. Wendy 291 Jolley.Rick Jones. Andrew 305 Jones. Cathy 296 Jones. Eddie 221 Jones. George 141 Jones. Jean 170 Jones. Kerry 164 Jones. Linda 129 Jones. Lindsay 164 Jones. Lisa 287 Jones. Matt 255 Jones. Megan 305 Jones. Nancee 281. 305 Jones. Nikki 252. 271. 305 Jones. Paul 88 Jones. Scott 33. 274. 275. 305 Jung. Aaron 255 Juranek. Connie 271 Kalal. Andrea 228. 239. 291 Kaler Redding. Ellen 88 Kammerer. Shane 257. 291 Kampan. Karen 291 Kandas. Haluk 279. 305 Kantor. Eric 287 Kaplan. Paige 255 Kappa Delta Pi 239 Kappa Kappa Psi 239 Kappa Omcron Nu 91 . 239 Kappa Sigma 257 Karigambe. Jefferson 228. 275. 305 Karl. Andy 228. 242 Karlin. Kerry 259 Those We SoHfti Q4 J»04A, 28, pairs skater with partner and wife, Ekaterina 4 ' SlttutMOH, JfooM, 28, lead singer of Blind Melon 92, British Prime Minister from 1963 until 1964 •♦■ P ufUu JitfmoH,, 45, New York jazz and R B singer •f Gium, Sboa Jftttcm, 64, former South Korean presi- dent -f iSW «wi,85,folk singer actor of songs including " Jimmy Crack Corn " ■¥ £4McoU Klidaut, 88, author and arts patron; co- created the School of American Ballet and New York City Ballet William KtuuiU , 76, civil rights attorney ■¥ Vioeoa lindjiM 74, ac- tress in such features as " The Adventures of Don Juan " and " The Way We Were " ■¥ ZiMLfM. £iHC»U, 85, President John F. Kennedy ' s secretary. 4- 9da jCufUMO, 77, actress in " High Sierra " and " Have Gun, Will Travel " IomU MalU, 63, Film- maker whose movies such as " My Dinner With Andre " and " Pretty Baby " explored- taboos like rape and incest Miokatf MomIU, 63, base- ball legend •♦■ Quf Madiian, 74, starred in the ' 50s TV series " The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok " Index 321 Those We 90, oil magnate -f jam MmuU, 88, Nob«l- prizewinning economist and critic of Thatcher-era policies 4 AmSi Mtadaw 71, actress best known as Ralph Kramden ' s wife on " The Honeymooners " ♦ bo4 f MoBImiu, 59, actor on " The Virginian " ♦ owilu . McJlu A. 87, former Ziegfield Follies dancer who gained fame with her plainlive cry. " I ' ve fallen and I can ' l gel up " in medical calling device commercials ♦ liidU Lf. Mc2uee t. 84, aclress best known for her role as Prissy in " Gone With The Wind " ♦ Cli aJieiJt Mo Ufa ii i4f., 62, aclress who played Samanlha on " Bewilched " ♦ Ste Uin j Mo i Uian, 53, guilarisl of ihe punk music pioneers, Velvel Under- ground ♦ Ziilse Mtu , 92, actress with 70 film credits, most re- membered for her work with the Marx Brothers in " A Day ♦ QenAtf, Midli m, 68, jazz baritone saxophonist who gained recognition for his work with Miles Davis. ♦ J(u O ' €o uta i, 33, ac- tor who appeared with father Carroll O ' Connor in TV ' s " In ihc Heal of ihe Nisht " Karrenbrock. Monica 291 Kiilambwa. Badm 235 Kiiiambwa. Ka adi 148. 305 dtherlne Keams 205.215 DLX 240 Koane, Shannon 257. 305 Keams. Kalhonno 21 5, 281 , 287. 305 •seller. Kelly 60 Olm, Brian 305 Keim. Dana 242. 259 Koim. Will 160 Keller. Juslin 254 Kelley. Samanlha 259. 305 Kelly, Kerne 257 Kelly. Mike 231 Kelly. Ryan 261 Kelly, Tammy 244. 291 Kemerling. Dana 279 Kemna. Paul 237. 250 Kendall. Kimberly 259 Kenkel. Phil 269 Kennedy Madonna 96 Kenney. Jennifer 274, 305 Kenney, Ryan 233, 277, 305 Kentch. Chrisline 305 Kerchner. Kan 228. 249. 281 Kern. Duslan 252. 291 Kem, Kara 263 Kessler, Patrick 305 Kotelsen, Amanda 305 Keltler, Chrislina 257. 305 Kever, Brian 255, 305 Key Jason 208, 255 Kiburz, Jayne 104 Kikkawa, Ritsuko 275. 305 Killday Kan 255 Killian, Mona 239. 265. 305 Kim II, Soo 291 Kimball, Chns 38. 39 Kimble. Mary Ellen 96 Kimes, Jennette 153 Kimrey, Tim 254 Kincannon, Laura 305 Kincheloe, Aaron 305 Kindle, Becki 158 King. Darren 273 King, Monty 255 Kingery, Craig 242, 246. 255 Kinney Jennifer 9 Kirby Andrew 305 Kirtley. Jason 255 Kilzi, Matt 153. 233, 246. 259. 261. 279 Klautzer, Nicole 255 Klein, Melissa 227 Klein, Tanh 263. 305 Kliment, Mandy 255 Klindt, Jason 246 Klindt, Lisa 242, 243. 277. 291 Kling, Josh 291 Kli ngensmith. Eric 111, 262, 263 Kluempke, Kirk 267. 268 Kluesner, Jodi 305 Kluiter, Jon 39 Knauss, Julie 267, 291 Kneale, Melissa 305 Knepp, Trisha 265. 305 Knight, Andrea 305 Knight. Jennifer 246. 291 Knight. Kns 275 Knobbe, Jason 255. 287 Knott, Julie 257 KNWT-TV 240 Koch, Elisa 123, 305 Koeberl, Joseph 268. 305 Koehler, Amy 263 Koehler, Ron 14 Koelliker, DeAnna 267 Koenig, Kerry 191.259,279 Koger. Shanna 305 Kohler, Janine 257, 291 Kohler, Jody 305 Kohn, Sara 259 Kompelien, Dave 305 Konz, Stacy 227, 259 Kooi, Kyle 167. 255 Koppen, Derek 103. 254 Kordek, Ryan 291 Kosse. Jett 252 Krai, Jen 157 Kralik, Amy 276. 277 Krambeck, Karrie 48. 163, 233, 268. 279 Krambeck, Michelle 255, 268 Kramer, Carey 255, 305 Kramer, Gerald 96, 245, 273 Krider, Shawn 279 Kritenbnnk. Melissa 257, 305 Kri2. Sarah 306 Kroemer. Laurie 306 Kroese, Amy 217,231.281,291 Krohn, Jessica 227, 306 Kropt, Carrie 174, 261 Krueger, Diane 98, 99. 237 Kruel, Monica 252. 291 Krull. Keven 261 Krump. Adam 157 Kruse, Kimberly 306 Kubaiack, Jacob 183 Kuehner. Kelly 263 Kuhns. Jack 306 Kulinsky. Satah 242 Kweh, Luversa 271 KXCV 240. 241 Kyle. Alisha 306 £ LaBeaume. Anne 261.306 Lade, Bob 225 Ladwig. Melonie 306 LaFaver, Carol 228, 238, 306 Lalfey. John 261. 287 Lager. Brad 235, 279. 306 Lam, Gloria 183 Lamb Jr. Dan 257 Lamer, Fred 92 Lamkin, Uel 168 Lamp. Jeff 306 Lancaster, Andy 245 Landes, Richard 105 Landwehr. Amy 259 Landwehr, Clarissa 239 Lang, Andy 255 Lange, Tracie 261 Langemeir. Ginger 257 Langer, Justin 287 Langhelp. Rick 267 Lanio, Phil 255 Lantz, Andrea 281 Laniz, Angie 281 Large, Stacey 306 Larkins, Angela 246. 255, 267, 268. 306 Larsen, Meredith 291 Larson. Arley 102 Larson. Matthew 306 Larson, Melissa 259 Larson, William 227, 306 Laster, Patrick 227, 235. 255 Laun. Dusty 261 Launsby, Michelle 281,306 Law.Tisha 227, 277 Lawhead. Deb 228. 239. 281 Lawless. Heather 291 Lawson. Duane 255. 277 Lawson. Stephanie 306 Layton, Troy 306 Leach. Michelle 291 Leamer. Valerie 306 Leaton. David 252 LeBlanc. Malcolm 110 Lodford. Cassandra 306 Ledman, Harry 242 Lee, Cara 306 Lee, Christina 257, 306 Lee. Ean 273. 291 Lee. Ed 255 Lee. Tyrone 162. 271 Leedom. Kevin 1 58 Leeper, Kathie 90 Leeper. Michelle 231, 292 Leeper, Roy 90 Leever, Tiffany 233, 250 Leilenbauer. Jony 200.201.287 LeithoH. Jackie 227 Lendt, Brian 239, 306 Lengemann. Jason 165,267,306 Lenz, Shannon 261 Leonard. Bryan 255 Leonard, Jennifer 246 Leonard. Trent 255 Lesko. Natalie 206, 207. 292 Leslie, Thomas 306 Leuthold. Arlette 258, 259. 306 Leutung. Tana 240 Leverton, J, 292 Leverton. Melissa 292 Levis, Karne 263 Lewis, Beth 235, 245. 263. 292 Lewis, Jill 306 Lewis, Lisa 279, 306 Lewis, Ruth 88 Libby. Heather 257, 306 Lichtas, Tami 292 Lin, Chia-Jung 272. 306 Lind, Brett 225, 306 Lindsey Brantt 255. 306 There were not four of them anymore but that did not prevent the Liverpool band from releas- ing " Free a.s a Bird " with the vocals of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. The famous Beatles came back to life with " The Beatles Anthol- ogy. " ' A six-hour television spe- cial that aired on ABC Nov. 19, 22 and 23, 1995. documented the band on the road to fame from " Penny Lane " to " Let it Be. " h I [ B y , - The song - - " " ' " Free as a Bird " was pro- duced from an earlier recording session with Lennon. McCartney. Harrison and Stair finished the song and it was re- leased in November. The anthology documented the formation of the band to their breakup in 1970. Much of Ihe footage had never been seen by the general viewing public. There was rare footage from the group ' s vacations as well as some that had not been seen in 30 years. The story of the Beatles as an entity, a group that defined a gen- eration, came to be seen in retro- spect. The entire documentary was approved by the three sur- viving Beatles and Lennon ' s widow, Yoko Ono. The anthology sparked Beatle stories across the nation. They appeared on television, on the radio and were in newspapers and magazines. The legendary band took the nation by storm once again, despite the loss of Lennon who was shot and killed in 1980 ■ ' — J-. by a fan. No one could put it quite like Lennon did in 1970. 10 years before his death. With his heavy accent he said the Beatles were " Just a band that made it very very big. " The anthology brought the Beatles to another generation. The documentary came into the homes of Americans 2.5 years after the band break up. Who would have ever thought that " four guys " from Liverpool could have made it so big, not once but twice. — Sarah Elliorr f. fnTcT 322 Contemporary Traditions 25 years of tra aition and excellence at Northwest The Delta Chi Fraternity 219 West 2nd. 562-2100 Congratulations 1996 graduates! The men of congrat anot would like to earcats on season! 44= Index 323 Lingo. Samuel 257. 306 Lippert. Nancie 151.292 Lille. Bruce 88 Livengood. Julie 228. 306 Liverman, Trina 228 Livingston. Angela 227 Lobdell. Jill 245. 275. 306 Loch. Shirley 93 Lock. Kelly 262 Lock. Nicole 97. 242. 259 Lock. Slaci 263 Lockamy Kenya 306 Lockatd. Kimberly 306 Locke. Kelly 263 Logerman. Trtsha 306 Long. Jenniter 292 Loomis. Jell 88 Lopez. Jesus 275. 306 Lopez. Kelly 255. 292 Lopez. Tanya 257. 306 Lorimor. Susan 242, 261 Loll, James 105 Louk. Slephany 252. 257. 306 Lovell. Amy 255 Lowe. Courtney 255 Lowe. Shane 227. 265. 292 Loyd. Travis 231. 294. 306 Lozoya Garcia. Martha 275 Lucas. Cara 306 Lucas. Jenniler 255 Lucas. Jon 292 Lucas. Keri 263 Lucido. Patricia 105 Ludwig. Jenniler 246. 306 Luers. Alex 255 Lukasina. Chnstopher 249. 267. 306 Luke. Dana 160. 214. 281. 287. 306 Lukens. Jell 266. 267 Lullmann. Angie 257 Lund. Sarah 245. 267 Lund. Tracy 232. 292 Lunstord. Amanda 245. 306 Lutlman. Holly 165. 255. 306 Luttman. Sue 165 Lyie. Marty 306 ! vnch, BIythe 23 M M-Club 280. 281 Mabrey. Maggie 237. 306 Macias, Lori 90 Mackey Scott 255 Mackey, Tyler 306 MacMahon. Michelle 263 Maddi. Monica 257 Madison. Melinda 82. 287. 292 Maeder. Jenniler 228 Maeder. Jill 246. 306 Maguire. Donna 261 Mahoney Kelli 157. 242. 255. 292 Mahoney. Shannon 306 Mams. Chrislina 306 Mallon. Jenniler 306 Malolo. Amy 306 Malono. Jams 292 Maltbia, Brandy 162. 250. 271. 279. 306 Malter. Justin 227. 231. 254 Mallei, Paul 227 Manahan, Rosalyn 306 Manlredi, T J 306 Manion, Carl 261 Mann, Melanie 27. 306 Manners. Travis 261 Manning. Cathy 275 Marckmann. Mat! 237 Marcum. Sara 306 Mares. Bnanna 255. 306 Maret. Kevin 277. 292 Marino, Megan 259 Manon, JoAnn 277 Markeling Management 96 Marolli, Stephen 122. 267. 287, 306 Marquez, Matt 261 Marr, Daniel 257, 306 Man, Tiffany 239, 306 Marsh, Heather 306 Marshall. Bnan 228. 254 Marshall, Encca 203. 279. 287 Marshall, Molly 227. 242. 259 Martin, Amber 306 Martin, Kristi 255 Martin, Luralei 11, 252 Martin, Merrie 235 Martin, Michelle 239. 252 Martin, Travis 261 Martinez, Jennifer 306 Martinovick, Kim 306 Masching, Jay 227, 254 Mason, Jeremy 306 Mason, Katherine 242. 249. 277. 292 Mason, Kimberl y 306 Mason, Matt 255 Massey Cheryl 273. 306 Mathew, Kip 57 Mathews, Colby 231, 287 Malhews. Nicholas 306 Matthews II, Robert 288. 292 Matthews, Kelly 207 Matthys. Bnen 261 Malison. Michelle 259. 281 Mnw, Melissa 259. 306 Maxwell. Dwight 98. 237. 250 Mayboo. Erin 281 Mayer, Matt 255 Mays, Traci 273 McAdam, Angel 170 McAdams. Amy 306 McAllister. Susan 178. 179. 306 McBain. Suzanne 306 McBrayer. Brian 292 McCabe, Jason 246 McCall. Carolyn 81 McCalla, Ray 42. 228, 239. 245. 306 McCallum. Chris 80, 306 McCampbell, Michelle 257 McClain, Alex 261 McClellan, Jill 306 McCloud, Stephanie 307 McClung, Wanda Lee 90 McClure, Bob 103 McCollesler. Chad 307 McCollom. Dustin 257. 307 McCollom, Shawn 235 McCray Alan 307 McCray. Sara 227, 228. 242. 307 McCray Sheree 259 McCrea, Kevin 292 McCullick, Candice 255 McCuMough, William 292 McDanel, Michelle 307 McDonald. Chris 308 McDonald. Gary 84. 231 McDonald, Merry 84. 231 McDonald. Rebecca 271 McDonnell, Maleko 240. 255 McDonough, Colin 242 McDougal, Shan 227, 237. 257. 292 McElheny. Bill 255 McFarland, Megan 307 McFee, Nick 200. 201. 287 McGeorge. Carrie 242 McGowan, Brad 292 McGuire, Farrah 249 McHale, Suzette 307 Mcintosh, Gayle 261, 307 Mclntyre, Adam 228 McJunkin, Chalene 263. 307 McKay, Eric 254 McKeown, Rachel 164. 307 McKiddy. Mike 82, 103. 105 McKim, Jamie 292 McKnighl, Jenifer 275, 307 McLain, Scott 61 McLain. Travis 307 McLaughlin. David 100. 101. 247 McLaughlin. J Patrick 233. 245 McLean, Nathan 237. 250. 292 McMahon. Angela 236. 237 McMahon, Mary 36 McManigal, Amanda 307 McMillan. Molly 267. 279 McMurry. Kriston 263. 307 McNamar, Theresa 228. 30 7 McNerney Angela 242. 257. 292 McNeil. Kelll 255 McPhorren, Nicole 261 McWilliams. Stacoy 178.267.307 Meade. Joe 231, 263 Melford, Sheila 273. 307 Meinecke. Brad 257. 262. 263 Meiners. Jenny 261 Meinke. Carl 257 Melcher. Crystal 250. 275. 307 Melendez, Orestes 292. 275 Melting. Steven 307 Mellon. Becky 307 Melnick, Jason 211. 281 Melonis. Amara 263 Mendez. David 200. 281 , 287 Mendon, Amanda 233. 307 Mendon, Amy 55. 250 Menefee. Jason 307 Mercer, Marlene 292 Merino, Andrea 255, 307 Mernll. Kimberly 231.270,271,308 Merriott, Janelle 231.250,308 Mervine, Jacob 308 Messinger. Amie 281 Melz, Heidi 308 Meyer. Ken 231, 245, 308 Meyer. Mark R 277 Meyer. Stelanie 235, 267. 308 Meyers. Kelly 227 Meyers. Sara 237. 252. 253. 292 Michael, Rebekah 245, 273 Michael, Scott 308 Mieras, Kelby 292 Mike the Dog 144, 168, 169 Milburn. Dawn 263. 292 Miller. Andrea 263, 308 Miller, Becky 80. 308 Miller. Brenda 3, 261, 308 Miller. Crissy 246 Miller. Ehc 308 Miller. Jami 66. 230. 231 Miller, Jamie 261. 265, 308 Miller, Jason 233 Miller, Jennifer 261. 281, 287, 308 hc 9{prtfvwest foundation %e 9{prtfiwest Joundation is located in the historic Alumni ! ouse. ' ' (BuUdin foundations for the future " 324 Contemporary Traditions M rJim 252 Milli ' i Kelli 227 Millur, Kerry 308 Millur. Melissa 308 Mdler, Peggy 83 Millet. Samaniha 308 Miller, Tasha, 259 Miller, Tommy 18 Millhousor, Venna 231,308 Millikan Hall Council 265 Millsaps, Naomi 292 Mindrup, Nicollo 279, 308 Minor, Chad 308 Minion, Becky 239. 265. 279 Mirano, Oswald 287 Mires, Susie 227. 235. 242. 273 Misoner. Brandon 240. 249 Milchell, Amber Mai tu ' ll, Jenniler 24, 165. 257, 308 . Jonathan 308 ,.,■, Hiroki 308 M Alison 191. 271 NViiK Trial 242 Mohling, Brenda 259 Mohrhauser. Michael 309 Mohs, Rebecca 255 Molitor, Rachel 276. 309 Molitcr, Tracey 261 Moloney, Lynn 257. 309 Mooney. Joel 277 Mooney. Kelly 242. 309 Moore, Doug 103 Moore, Laura 228. 239 Moore, Rebecca 255, 309 Moore, Troy 309 Moran, Chris 255 Moran, Lisa 309 Moreland. Ambrose 115,118.119.212 Morgan. Kit 257, 309 Money. Del 176 Morley. Ray 263 Morns, Brent 54 Morns. Christopher 309 Morris, Derek 261 Morns, Lacey 120 Morris, Marcy 227. 228. 229. 259. 292 Morris, Michael 273. 292 Morrison, Amy 240, 255. 309 Morrison, Marcy 235 Mortar Board 242. 243 Morion, Chad 275. 309 Moss, Dr Ron 84. 235 Moss. Jacob 309 Mosslinger. Reinhard 271 Motsick. Matthew 255. 292 Moulin. Damn 254 Moyer. Kyle 254 Moyer. Nathan 254 Moyle. Gregory 309 Mullins. Gregory 309 Mumm, Stacie 309 Mundorl. Sara 309 Munita, Cindy 259 Murdock, Jill 233. 257 Murnan, Jim 171 Murphy, Corey 309 Murphy, Gerre 89 Murphy. Kay 96 Murphy, Mark 277, 309 Murphy, Michael 5, 287 Murphy. Michelle 252, 309 Murphy, Patrick 207 Murry. Heidi 245. 267. 275. 309 Myers. David 235 Myers. Justin 257 Myers. Kelly 84, 85 Myers. Zach 101 A Naber, Holly 235 Nachtrab, John 233 Nacke, Xavier 276 Nagasaki, Hitomi 292 Namanny. Heather 228, 249, 268, 277, 309 National Agri-Markettng Association 242 National Residence Hall Honorary 267 Nau|Okaitis, Charity 292 Nauss, Monica 259 Naylor, Tammy 227 Neely Kevin 273. 309 Neiharl. Lori 10 Nelsen. Corey 255 Nelson. Greg 245 Nelson, Jennifer 242, 267. 307. 309 Neth. Dianna 252. 263, 309 Neuerburg, Michelle 242, 250 Neumeyer, Neil 257, 279 New, Richard 81 Newcomb, Tracy 252, 292 Newell, Nicky 257 Newland, Jill 170. 250, 279, 309 Newton, Cammy 273 Newton. Sean 67, 309 Newton. Terri 292 Ng.Ai-Wah 272. 273. 309 Ng. Anglo 272 Ng. Hui Cham 292 Ng. Sang Geok 302 Nichols, Melissa 227. 265. 279. 309 Nicholson, Jennilor 231,261,309 Nielsen, Jodi 309 Niolson, Gary 227, 242 Niolson. Paul 267. 309 Niomoier, Kalherine 267. 292 Niomeyer, Heather 261, 309 Niormeyer. Erika 249. 309 Nihsen. Mike 255 Nishimura. Ko 292 Nodes, Pal 195 Noel, Matthew 239. 252. 292 Noel, Mindy 309 Noerrlinger, Brian 61 Nolan. Angie 26 Nolan, Shauna 255 Noland, Heather 268, 309 Noonan, Christy 259. 309 Nopoulos, Teresa 309 Norlen, Julie 171,257.281.309 Norlen, Scott 242,259,281.292 Norris, Sarah 239. 309 Norsworthy. Jerit 255 North Complex 267 North Complex Hall Council 178,179 NorlhupAnne 274, 287, 292 Northup. Russ 96. 231 NorlhwesI Missounan 93, 168. 242 Nosslinger, Reinhard 309 Nothsline. Anna 240. 242, 279. 309 Nolhstine, Don 96 Nothwehr. Austin 105, 227. 254 Nuss, Kelly 242, 245. 246. 250. 268. 309 Nuss. Kesha 226, 227. 259 Nultall. Dave 148. 249. 266, 267. 268. 309 O ' Boyle. Megan 261. 309 O ' Connor, Joe 174 Odegaard, Jason 309 Oden, JeH 254 ODonnell, Nathan 56. 233, 277 ODonnell. Shelly 277 Oertel, Julia 217.281. 292 Getter, Tara 261 OHutl. Karen 281, 292 Ogdahl. Becky 250 Ogden, Lora 237. 250. 261 Ohno. Noriko 292 Oi. Masataka 292 Ojeski. Laura 261 O ' Keefe. Kerry 309 Olenhouse. Jason 309 Oleson, Jeremy 242, 292 Olmedo. Nicholas 309 Olsen. Aaron 231 Olsen. Holly 235 Olson. John 235. 268, 309 Olson. Nate 242 Olson, Paul 237 Oludaia, Bayo 90 Ondrak, Angie 34 102 River 20 O ' Neal. Tina 309 Ong. Bee 292 Ontiveros. Nancy 239. 250. 252. 271. 292 Oodel. Heidi 239 Order of Omega 259 Ordway. Carrie 257 O ' Riley. Karma 227, 292 O ' Riley. Maggie 110. Ill, 259, 309 Orr. Angie 255 Osalkowski, James 114. 255 Osawa. Yuki 263, 275. 309 Osborn. Jean 96 Osborn, Monica 216 Osebold. Kate 281 Ostertiout. Todd 309 Oswald. Ryan 261 Ottinger, Denise 180. 181, 242, 243 Oilman, Wendy 227 Ottmann, Nancy 292 Ottmann. Ryan 292 Ottmann. Steven 309 Otto. Aron 309 Otio. Lori 231 Otzenberger. Thaddeus 309 Overlield. Melissa 257 Owen. Derek 309 Owen, JeH 309 Owen. Lisa 252, 309 Owen. Timothy 228. 248. 249. 279. 292 Owen, Tina 265 Owens, Julie 259, 292 Pace. Michelle 242 Padgetl. Chris 231 Padgitl. Dennis 102 Padgitt. Doug 292 Page. Bill 227 Paige. Amy 263 Pallas, Christy 267 Parker. Hilary 257 Parker. Jay 263 Parkhurst. Bryan 233 Parsons. Tye 277 Parllow. Amy 292 Partusch. Michelle 249 Patrick. Laster 291 Patterson. Jill 175 Patton, Carol 242. 250. 271 Patton. Lindie 249 Patton. Lori 267. 273 Paulsen. Shannon 259 Paulson, Jeremiah 208. 281 Pavalis. Chns 263. 279 Pavlicek. Erin 292 Pavlik. Gary 78 Payne. Scoti 228 Payton. Trey 255 Pazar. Geraldo 237 Pearson. Jennifer 178.267 Peden. Tammy 95. 265 Pedotlo. Kelly 60. 182 Pelster. Sarah 217 Peltz, Kyndra 292 Peregrine. Katherine 292 Pereksla, Rich 249. 267 Pernice. Tamara 261 Perreca. Massimo 147 Perry, David 233. 239 Pesenli. Mike 287 Peterman. Tisha 310 Peters. Becky 252, 268. 269. 310 Peters. Michael 292 Peters, Molly 239 Peters, Virginia 268 Petersen, Andy 227 Petersen, Hillary 261 Petersen, Julie 277,310 Peterson, Carrie 274, 275 Peterson, Erin 263 Peterson, Keri 239, 292 Peterson, Mitchell 310 Peterson, Sabrina 310 Pettlon, Fred, 12 Pletcher, Angela 228, 257, 292 Ptister, Kristi 310 Phi Alpha Theta 244, 245 Phi Eta Sigma 245 PhiMu 150, 153, 170. 175. 178. 225. 258. 259 Phi Mu Alpha 170. 175, 277 Phi Sigma Kappa 151, 174, 178, 224 Philippi, Alison 310 Phillips, Alicia 281 Phillips Hall 267 Phipps, Chris 179 Phipps, Gregory 310 Pi Beta Alpha 91. 245 Pi Omega Pi 245 Piati, Barry 242, 249, 310 Piati, Kim 194 Piburn, Craig 257, 310 Piel. Dixie 292 Pierce, Corbin 240. 310 Pierce. Jaime 310 Pierpoint. Melissa 234 Pietig, Curt 254 Pike, Mary 292 Pinick, Rebekah 233. 246. 250, 273 Pittala, Leonard 261,310 Piltrich, Jennifer 110, 216, 217. 281. 310 Pitts, Amanda 274, 275. 310 Placke, Shannon 263, 310 Plueger, Joshua 255 Plummer, Monica 310 Plummer, Stacy 263, 279, 310 Pointer, Elise 56 Pokhurst, Bryan 310 Political Science Club 246, 247 Polly, Evan 231 Ponak, Sarah 310 Pope, John 237. 250, 292 Porter. Matt 310 Ponerfield. Kent 28 Porterfield. Susan 310 Posey. Connie 292 Potts, Corey 267. 310 Potts, Heather Potts, Karin 250 Potts, Nate 14 Povenmire, Mindy 259 Powell, Jamie 257, 262. 263 Powell, Ryan 237 Powers. Cindy 30. 31 Poynter, Jeremy 194. 195 Praiswater, Amanda 310 Prather, Arthena 265 Prather Christy 216 Pre-Law Society 246 Pre-Med Club 246 Prell, Beniamin 261.310 Prentzler, Lisa 46 Those Wfi ♦ loiut Pahich, 90. author of ihe Pulilzer-prize winning hit play, " The Teahouse of ihe August Moon " ♦ ' ' uutk Pevuf,, 65, directed " Mommie Dearest " and " On the Bridge " ♦• OHoM PlecUence, 75, actor in ' The Great Escape, " the " Halloween " movies and " You Only Live Twice " ♦ Sele ia 2ui tia iiUa- Pe ief, 23, Mexican music star; album hit number one af- ter she was murdered by a fan ■♦• Kukriit Ptamo-f, 84, Thailand ' s Prime Minister from 1975-76 •♦■ yiifUaJi (IcMUi., 73, Prime Minister of Israel ♦ OfuMile (lede ticu Ue i, 88, popcorn mogul ■♦• Gka die (lick, 62, country singer who had his biggest hit with " The Most Beautiful Girl in the World " -♦• BolJt4f. Ruffi, 77, tennis star; won 1939 Wimbledon; lost to Billy Jean King in 1979 in the " Battle of the Sexes " ■♦• fallen " 5« " (loJUiUa i, 28, one of the rap- pers in the Fat Boys -♦• Qiit ei (ladc e i, 83, dancer actress who won best actress Oscar in 1940 for " Kitty Foyle " ♦ Jfett C. (lodcjeAi., 82, credited with making publi- cists true powers in Holly- wood. ♦ (l y!ue llokeA, 66, actress who played Helen Willis on " The Jeffersons; " mother of rocker Lenny Kravitz Index , ... 325 Campus Dining: For All Your Catering Needs 562-2555 Aim m Alpha Sigma Alpha Congratulates its graduating seniors Stacy Bom Becky Butler Cally Coleman Kris Eastep Jessica Elgin Tricia Hagemann Nikki Hansler Marie Hulen Jenni Klamm Kari Krambeck Trina Liverman Kelly Lopez Kelly Mahoney Kim McKenzie Lori Miller Heidi Paden Theresa Renner Julie Ruddy Laurel Stork Shawn Vehe Michelle Zimmerman Kim Zook 326 Contemporary Traditions ■Price. Darren 287 Price, Heidi 292 Kondra 310 ; on 292 Marc 148 Chora 259, 310 -.III 266, 267. 310 ' I Jason 255 .1. ' Jell 90. 236. 237 249 ;oc Society 248. 249 . Sieve 200. 287 t lolalions Student Society ol America 246 ' li ger 279 h Stephanie 249. 310 t u. :. .11. Kenneth 310 Hursel. Amie 292 I Putney. Mark 227. 254 Pul.- Ed 103. 254 . r Keith 292 ■roy 231 Quitjley, Brooke 261 Guillen, TiHany 227. 310 QMinlin. Ted 261. 279. 310 ' i , i.nslaben. Sarah 255 : 1. ' Katrina 277 ind Television News Directors ' Associa- iion 249 ick, Christopher 225. 310 ,..„,,L,oll, Rustin 254 I Hams. Michael 310 Raleigh, Came 143, 263 Ramirez, Kathenne 310 Ramirez, Mercedes 259 Ramsey Carra 242, 255, 310 Ramsey Shad 190, 271 Randall, Bcaden 268 : Randies, Kelly 207, 281 t Randolph, Julia 261,277,279,310 I Rangel, Angelica 310 [ Rangel, Gabriel 233 Raniere, Karen 265, 267, 310 Ransom, Lauren 271 Rapp, Carta 227, 242, 259. 310 Rardin, Josh 227. 310 Rardon. Matt 254 Rasa, Beth 310 Rasch, Rita 310 Rasmussen, Cone 259. 277. 310 Rasmussen, Leigh 217, 280 Rathie, Ann 239. 252. 277 Ralhie, Lonelle 92. 242. 252. 310 Rathke. Jenny 292 Rathman, Sean 277 Rausch. Daniel 231,292 Ray Harold 310 Raymond, Stephanie 16, 17 Rea, Chad 255 Reardon, TJ 153 Redd, James 94. 281 Redd, Matt 219, 221 Redd, Patnck 39, 310 Redman, Harry 246, 255 Reece, Amy 267 Reece, Stuart 225. 273. 274 Reed. Amy 273 Reed. Bnan 255 Reed. Nathan 255 Reed, Suzette 310 Reelitz, Meredith 176, 239 Reese, Emily 242, 310 Reeve, Richard 255 Reeves. Shem 280 Reichar, Kelly 24 Reichan, Greg 310 Reichert. Knsten 227 Reilenrath, Carrie 310 Reitt, Jeremy 277 Reineke, Stacy 238. 239. 252. 292 Reisner, Kathy 268. 310 Reiss, Lisa 271 Reiste. Steven 227. 254 Reiter, Robin 249, 261, 310 Reitsma, Kimberly 310 Reksecker, Corky 52 Religious Lite Council 277 Renaud, Nichelle 160 Renken, Amanda 310 Renner, Theresa 255, 292 Rentie, Stelame 239, 265, 267. 275. 310 Residence Hall Association 172. 266. 267 Residential Housing Association 148 Reusser Janet 94 Reuther. Rene 310 Reynolds. Demse 155 Reynolds. Jennifer 310 Reynolds. Tanya 227 Rhamy Jason 240. 292 Rhodes. Keith 88 Rhodes. Kevin 232. 246 Rhodus. Renee 227, 242 Rhodus. Tamara 310 Rice. Rebecca 310 Richards. Both 88. 245 Richards Stanley. Sande 231.275 Richardson. Joyce 186 Richert. Joe 287 Richmond. Dana 257 Richters. Retisha 310 Riddle. Jaime 279 Riddle. Kimberley 268, 310 Rider Marylynn 310 Riedel. Laura 242 Rieschick. Denise 231 Rieste. Steve 95 Riggan. Meggan 227. 310 Rihner. Heather 310 Riley Christina 310 Riley Mary 233. 259 Riley Nancy 81 Rimmer. Melanie 310 Rinehatl. Mark 112 Ritland. Brenda 206. 225 Rives. Kathy 35. 263 Roach. Kristin 257 Roasa.Jill 261. 310 Robbins. Jennifer 310 Robbins, Tamara 292 Roberts. Amy 259 Roberts, Angela 269, 293 Roberts, Kali 310 Roberts, Mark 287 Roberts, Stephanie 261 Roberts, Tony 210 Robertson, Kevin 295 Robertson. Rhonda 227. 231. 242. 259 Robinelt, Tyson Robinette. Kraig 260. 261 Robinson. Matt 310 Robinson, Mindi 257 Robinson, Rosetta 52 Rodgers. Anthony 293 Roesch. Becca 259 Rogers. Leslye 310 Rogers. Note 58 Rogers, Sara 227. 310 Roller. Joshua 1 78 Root. Steven 227. 235. 293 Roper. Greg 88 Rosa. Chnsten 239, 293 Rosborough, Jenniler 261,310 Roseman, Michelle 18,261,310 Rosenbohm, David 255 Rosewell, Mark 200, 287 Ross, Jessica 310 Ross. John 96 Ross. Theophil 59. 90 Rouse. Jennifer 263 Roush. Angela 293 Rowe. Anna 255 Rowe. Mike 5 Rowland. Lonita 271,281,293 Rowlette. Ann 83, 1 53 Ruckdeschell. Michael 39, 271 Ruckdeschell, Mike 39 Rude, John 90 Rueckerl. Nicole 310 Ruffin. Ruan 62 Ruiz. Lia 202. 271. 274. 287 Rukstalis. Chnstina 240 Rule. Jennifer 310 Ruse. Kimberly 310 Russ. Bernadelte 281. 311 Russell. Kelly 261 Ryan. Amanda 250. 311 Ryan. Brenda 88. 195. 245 Ryan. Joseph 188. 189 Ryan. Katie 293 Rybolt. Carii 31 1 Rydberg. Keith 228, 242, 245, 252. 311 Sacco. Andrea 227 Saito. Yukari 293 Samlow. Michele 96. 293 Sanchez. Mansa 259. 279 Sandau. Shauna 3.263.311 Sander. Aaron 231 Sanders. Caroline 228. 248. 31 1 Sanders. Lisa 225. 242 Sanders. Louis 270. 271. 311 Sands. Staria 263 Sanline. Rachel 252 Sao. Lau 275 Saragusa. Rosemarie 311 Sasser. Jacshelle 205. 287 Saucerman. Jim 88 Saucier Dwayne 255.311 Saunders. Steele 228.311 Saxton. Alyssa 227 Sayles. Kirsten 257 Scaglla. Lauri 255 Scales. Janetta 311 SCEC 250. 251 Schaeller. Marcella 274. 277. 31 1 Schalfner Lynette 273. 311 Schany B J 254 Schartel. Lisa 54. 311 Schendel. Amy 239. 293 Schendel. Timothy 311 Schevarty Natalie 277 Schieber Craig 267, 311 Schimmel. Jacqueline 259. 31 1 Schirm, Michelle 31 1 Schlamp, Jennifer 249 Schlegelmilch, Heidi 293 Schmal|Ohn. Russell 302 Schmidt. Angela 255 Schmidt. Stephanie 18. 19 Schmitt. Krystal 177 Schmitter, Julie 311 Schnack. Alyssa 228. 257. 259. 293 Schnack, Jill 311 Schneckloth. Suzy 237.259.311 Schneider. Andi 202. 203 Schneider. Andrea 287. 293 Schneider Max 31 1 Schneider, Shan 160 Schnieder, Nina 186 Schnieder Robert 179 Schoenemann, Todd 293 Schoessler. Paulette 31 1 Scholten, Janelle 259 Scholten. Sam 257, 311 Scholz. Kyle 17, 261 Schoppman, Mitch 311 Schramm. Tara 227. 259 Schroeder Jamie 31 1 Schroepler. Kathryn 31 1 Schulenberg. Lara 257.311 Schuler, Natalie 252 Schulte. Sarah 261 . 293 Schultes. Lisa 172. 277. 293 Schullz, Charles 57.61.90 Schuiz, Susan 227. 311 Schumacher, Jennifer 245, 293 Schurkamp. Pat 138 Schuster. Johnna-Kaye 120 Schwantes. Nathan 255.311 Schwartz. Gary 227 Schwartz. Natalie 252. 275. 279. 311 Schwebach. Shelly 312 Schweedler Paul 277 Scoles. Amy 312 Scotl. Andrew 182.228. 245.250. 255. 312 Scon. Angela 252.312 Scotl. Diana 312 Scott. Mannn 162 Scott, Nicole 228. 242, 258. 259. 293 Scott, Russ 279 Scott, Tammara 275, 293 Scrogin, James 293 Sears, Julie 250 Sebanc, Julie 8 Seek, Kimberley 293 Seek, Knsti 259, 312 Seckel, Justin 267. 312 Sedore. Chad 257 Seetm. Charles 312 Sego. Dawn 239 Sehnert, Brayton 312 Seidl. Doug 227, 254 Seitz, Casey 126,312 Sellers. Doug 255 SelzerAndi 263 Sempek. David 312 Senel. Tolga 279 Sergei. Al 239 Sergei. Deanna 88 ShaHer Lori 237. 293 Shanks. Veronica 312 Shannon. Katie 259 Sharp. Erika 312 Sharr. Christy 312 Shavnore. TJ 115.261 Shearer Terah 263. 312 Sheets. Susan 81 Sheffield. Amy 239. 252 Shelley Margaret 257 Shelton. Cynthia 268. 271 Shepard. Natalie 312 Sheppard. Kristy 312 Sheridan. Kelly 312 Shendan. Robert 64 Shields. Mike 254 Shields. Russell 228. 235. 254. 257 Shields, Sarah 252, 267. 312 Shillerberg, Shane 31 1 Shimamoto, Miyoschi 293 Shipley Dr Frances 83, 197. 278 Shipley Staci 250. 312 Shipman. David 277 Shockley Genevieve 252. 312 Short. Jason 255 Short, Lisa 277 Shrieves, Nathaniel 275. 279. 312 Shuler, Natalie 228. 239. 312 Shull. Chnslopher 231 . 312 ♦ ScMi ?aM,52.hosiolPBS " Joy of Painling, " where he loved (o paint " happy litlle trees " ♦ liUAua HuJialfsJt, 89. rocket scientist, developed the Saturn booster ♦ o A. SccUi, 11, ABC news correspondent ♦ evuf, Biet el, 8 1 . created Superman with childhood friend, Joe Shuster ♦ Tc -iy SauikcMt, 71, screenwrilter of " Dr. Strangelove " and " Easy Rider " •♦■ %(M. Si4yifAan, 52, pro- ducer of hits such as " Top Gun, " " Crimson Tide " and " Dangerous Minds " ♦• okit eiiiake, 68, pilot and captain of the TWA jel hijacked to Beirut in 1985 •♦• KiiMxf ' ImiIo , 1 7, model and sister of fellow model Nicki Taylor ♦ £aMa ' lun ! ; 75. actress best remembered for her roles in " The Postman Always Rings Twice, " " Peyton Place " and " Imitation of Life " ♦ HwiMie. Wluie., 57, found- ing member of the Miracles: discovered Stevie Wonder. WJuie., 74, one of the first African-American night club comics to play major white venues ♦ ZiJ t li ofJ-, 86. created the Evelyn Wood Reading Dynamics Institute ♦ O ' ie. IfflaiaA., 75. author of " The Truth About Them " and " The Franco Years " Index .327 Shutt, Amy 313 Sibbernsen. Tracy 19. 263 Sibbit. Chaiyti 227.231.259 Sierck. Scott 263 ' Sievars. Sharia 273. 313 Sitefs. Kmbetty 261 Sigma Alpha 17S. 259 Sigma Alpba lota 171. 250 Sigma Gamma Epsilon 250 Sigma Kappa 3. 90. 91. 151. 172. 174. 175. 261 Sigma Ptii Epsilon 115. 153. 172. 173. 225. 260. 261 Sigma Ptii Sigma 250 Sigma Sigma Sigma 18. 19. 152. 153. 225. 263 Sigma Society 172. 175, 276. 277 Sigma Tau Delta 252 Sigma Tau Gamma 262. 263 Silvey. Callie 2SS. 275. 313 Simenson. OavKj 267 Simenson. Paul 294 Simler. Jennifer 252. 263. 313 Simon. Steve 242 Simons. Tricia 313 Simpson. Ptiillip 313 Sims. Chnslina 313 Smctair. Tate 242 Sindelai. Came 205. 215. 281. 287. 313 Sipes. Enc 69. 120 Skaggs. Trent 101. 156 Skeens. Eric 239 Skinner. Mictiael 275. 313 Skriver. Brad 208 Slater. Amy 237. 293 Slater. David 88 Sleevi. Rachel 239. 265. 279 Slobotski. Andrea 259 Sluss. Janjsha 273 Sly Tittanie 313 Smashey Derek 261 Smeltzer. Jim 105. 255 Smith. Adam 277 Smittl. Amy 174. 257. 313 Smith. Andrea 261. 313 Smith. Blase 92 Smith. Brian 249. 255. 313 Smith. Chris 261 Smith. Clmtoo 313 Smith. Debra 148. 268. 294 Smith. Derrek 219. 221 Smith. Enc 313 Smith. Enca 242 Smith. Gamck 267. 313 Smith. Jeffrey 252.261.313 Smith. Jeremy 313 Smith. Jeriy 287 Smith. Karen 252 Smith. Kimberly 267 Smith. Mark 313 Smith. Monica 50. 268. 313 Smith. Raymond 228 Smith. Samuel 231 . 245, 313 Proving some nice guys fin- ished first, Hooiie and the Blow- fish went from playing al frai parties for S30 to staying on the pop chart with a number one al- bum. Critics dismissed the band as " whiie- bread ' " and ■ " bland. " but Hootie and the Blow fish found a loyal following with their infec- . tious songs about first love. Howexer. not all critics dis- missed the band. Hooiie and the Blowfish received Grammy awards for Best New .Artist and Best Pop-Rock Group, Sporting the same fashions ihey wore as undergrads at the l ni- versity of South Carolina, band members Darius Rucker, Jim Smith. Sandi 67 Smith. Sara 313 Smith. Travis 227 Smith. Zachary 267. 268 Smotherman. Troy 227. 254. 313 Snell, Jeremy 249 Snell. Michelle 313 Snider. Lindsey 257 Snodderley. Brooke 313 Snodgrass. Kimberty 227. 313 Snodgrass. Lon 313 Snyder. Olivia 242 Society of Professional Journalists 252, 253 Soderstrom, Scott 209, 281 Sohm. Bons 279 Sondgerolh. Shantel 294 Sons. Richard 294 Sorensen. Paula 277. 287. 294 South Complex Hall Council 268 Spagna. Christy 242. 252. 294 Spalding. Kara 261. 313 Spalding. Mike 274 Spangler. Leandra 67 Spano. Joe 255 Sparks. Bnan 233 Spears. Donovan 1 79 Speech ' Thealre 90 Spegal. Carson 313 Spencer, Allison 313 Spencer, Jennifer 207. 237 Spicer. Micheal 313 Spiehs. Kevin 170, 279 Spire, Cara 227 Splan. Joel 255 Sportsman. Elise 279. 294 Spoils. Jennifer 294 Spradling. Carol 77. 84 Spradling. Kim 230 Spnggs. Michael 261 Springale. Kim 233 Springer. Mattie 259. 294 Staake. Amy 313 Stageman. Laura 233.259.294 Stahl. Dawn 10 Stains. Renee 215.281.287 Staker. Sandra 294 Staker. Sandy 263 Stalnaker. Casey 261 Slalone. Tncia 263 Stanislav. Dr Kavka 291 Stanley Aaron 313 Stansbury. Jill 255 Staples. Farrah 263. 313 Stark. Judy 252 Starkebaum. Cynthia 313 Starkey Beth 98 Starkey Brian 259. 261 Stames. Kelli 313 Steen. Bonnie 313 Sleenbergen, Gayla 207 Slettens. Shirley 81 Slehman, Paul 174 Sonefeld, Dean Feiber and Mark Bryan saw their every-guy mugs splashed on magazine covers and TV screens, most notably on MTV videos. Their debut album, _ " Cracked Rear ■ View. " sold II more than 1 1 IL million copies, iF making it one of II the 15 best-sell- ' ■ ing albums of all ?B time. The band ' s suc- 0 - cess did not go the members " heads though. Their only extravagance wa,s buying houses and demand- ing new boxer shorts al every concert venue, forever answer- ing two age-old questions: " What did one get the bajid who had everything? " ' and " Bo.xers or briefs? ' " Stenger, Emily 257 Stephens, Brad 1 70. 277 Stephens, Dawn 263, 313 Stephens. Jennifer 294 Stephens. Sarah 225. 259 Stephenson. Robert 294 Stevens. Heather 294 Stevens. Julie 242 Steward. Kim 257 Stewart. Jennifer 237. 240. 294 Stewart. Kathe 240. 249. 313 Stewart. Kurlis 313 Stickel. Devin 224. 313 Stiens. David 294 Stiens. Lon 95 Stigall. Chns 175 Stiglic. Stephen 239. 313 Stiver. Came 261. 313 Stockton. Fred 219 Stoecklein. Man 264 Sioil. Marnae 263 Sloll. Melanie 263 Stolle. Chns 240. 242. 249 Slolle. Chnstopher 294 Stone. Amy 261, 294 Stone, Hillary 261, 313 Stone. JoNell 259. 313 Stork. Laural 242 Stott. Kerby 254 Stolt. Travis 227. 313 Stout, Timothy 313 Stowe, Andy 256 Stowell. Dorothy 313 Strade. Kourtney 250 Strader. Jennifer 250. 279 Strandburg, Chanal 313 SIraube, Rodney 238 Sirauch. Jody 92. 252 Strauch. Man 227 Strider. Brian 227. 254 Strider, Corey 227, 228, 254. 257 Stritzel. Dawn 252 Stmad. Melissa 246. 277. 294 Strohman. Lana 294 Stromley Dawn 294 Strope. Vannesa 69. 273. 313 Stubbendick. Lisa 233. 275. 294 Student Ambassadors 279 Student Association of American Chemical Society 249 Student Health Advisory Council 268 Student Missouri State Teachers Association 252 Student Senate 148.268 Student Support Sen ices 268. 269 Stull. Lisa 294 Stumi. Brian 313 Stunn. Jerry 4 Stuva. Chns 242. 254 Subn. Dave 200. 287 Suhr. Scott 227 Sullivan, Chns 233. 239 Sullivan Jennifer 313 Sullivan. Jeremy 313 Sullivan. Sherry 313 Summers. Aaron 227 Sumy Wendi 239 Sundberg. Kon 235. 294 Sunkel, Mary Jane 84 Sunkel, Robert 230 Suppal, Preeti 81 Support Staff Council 175 Suski, Chnstopher 313 Suthers, Michelle 250 Sutton, Bnan 275 Sutto n, Chad 287 Sutton. Stephanie 313 Swantek. Charles 254 Swearingen. Courtney 263. 313 Sweat, Corey 257 Sweeney Krisli 206. 207 Swisher, Matthew 255.313 Sybert, Terry 313 Sylvester. Casey 257. 313 Srabo. Rebecca 263 Szlanda. Christina 255. 313 Szlanda. Tom 221 Talbot, Mary 228, 239, 252 Talley. Kenneth 313 Tamerius. Sharon 237. 294 Tanabe. Kazuhiro 294 Tapia, Tish 237 Tapp. Kalin 233. 277 Tapp. Mathew 313 Tappemeyer. Lynette 187 Tappmeyer, Steve 1 16. 123. 219. 221 Tarwater, Jason 242. 267 Tate, Connie Jean 313 Tale. Renee 313 Tatsunami, Yuka 294 Tatum.Bart 113, 210, 211 Tau Kappa Epsilon 152. 153. 171.173. 225 Tau Phi Upsilon 175.263 Taylor. Anne 255. 313 Taylor. C Barnes 98 Taylor. Indyia 76. 160. 271. 313 Taylor. Shannon 287 Taylor. Walledda 228. 259. 313 Teague. Troy 227 Teale. Adam 113 Teale. Greg 211. 212. 213. 280. 281 Tegan. Jackie 252 Temel. Ebru 279 Terry. Krista 281 Teschner. Aimee 313 Thackor. Lesley 250. 252. 313 Thacker. Whitney 255 Thaden. Angela 313 Theobald. Lon 259 Thiese. Eric 275 Thomas. Carty 313 Thomas. Ginny 239 Thomas. Greg 1 1 Thomas. Jennifer 259. 313 Thomas. Knsli 267. 275. 313 Thomeczek. Enc 246. 313 Thompson. Missy 287 Thompsn. Pat 81 Thompson. Jennifer 261 Thompson. Lisa 240. 249. 252, 261, 313 Thompson, Sean 112, 261 Thompson, Steve 287 Thompson, Tammy 246 Thompson, Tom 263 Thomson, Nancy 84, 235 Thomspson, Pat 239 Thornburg, Amy 279. 313 Thomhill, Jennifer 240. 313 Thornton, Alison 313 Thrasher, Megan 261 Titibens. Mike 313 Tierney Janet 281. 314 Tierney Jen 314 Tilahun. Yoadan 275 Tillman. Mary 314 Tinsley Jenny 263 Tipton. Michael 314 Tison. Bethany 249.261.314 Tieerdsma. Carol 81,281 Tieerdsma. Mel 163. 211. 212. 213 Tielle. Michael 254 Tjelmeland. Lisa 261 Todd, Kim 101 Todd, Territha 162 Tokdemir. Ahmet 231. 245. 279 Tokunaga. Miki 294 Tomlinson. Bnley 257. 314 Tompkins. Phil 246. 279, 314 Tonabi, Koz 287 Tonnies, Mac 273, 311, 314 Tooley Heather 194 Torres, Amy 141,287 Torti. Shannon 287, 314 Toth, Richard 22, 314 Touney Shannon 233 Tower 252 Townsend, Heather 242 Townsend, Lilian 178 Trammell, Jeff 261 Trapp. Jolene 30 Trausch. David 255. 314 Travis. Stephanie 8. 261. 294 Tremayne. Ashley 227. 294 Tnebsch. Chris 93. 242. 252 Tripp. Stacy 233. 250. 294 Trost, Christina 187, 314 Trowbridge, William 88 Truelove. Kristy 294 Trump. Pele 269 Trusty. Tricia 314 Tsui.Wai Mn 294 Tuck, Jason 295 Tucker, Brenda 281 Tucker, Christopher 252, 314 Tucker, Shanna 232 Tummel. Lisa 295 Turk. Joey 194 Turkish Club 279 Turner. Andy 254 Turner. Kristal 261 Turner, Lunnda 97. 227. 228. 235. 242. 259. 295 Turner. Mike 224 Tutt. Robert 314 Tyler. Stacy 263 Uhde, Matt 211, 212 Ukpokodu. Natalie 81.165 Ulvestad. James 237. 255. 259. 295 University Chorale 163 Uphoff. Sarah 265 Dry, Gary 84 328 _ Contemporary Traditions i wards of 1996 Oscar Nominees Best Picture ' Apollo 1.1, " " Bahc, " " Hravchcan, " " Tlic Puslinaii (II Posliiiol " ,ind " Sense and Scnsibilrly " Actor Nicolas Cage. " Leaving Las Vegas; " Massimo Troiski. " The Poslnian (II Postino); " Anthony Hopkins. " Ni.xon: " Sean Penn. " Dead Man V alkinj. ' and Richard Orcyliisv. " Mr Holland ' s Opus " Actress Susan Sarandon. ' Dead Man Walking; " Lli alic(h Shue, " Ixaving L as Vegas; " Emma Thompson. " .Sense and Sensihilily; " ShiU ' on Slone, " Casino ' and Men, 1 Slrcep. " Tlie Bridges of Madison Counly " Supporting Actor Brad Pill, " 12 Monkeys; " Kevin Spacey. " The Usual Suspects; ' " Tim Roih. " Rob Roy; " James Cromwell, " Babe " and Fid Hiinis, " Apollo 13 " Supporting Actress Mira Son ino, " Mighty Aphrodite; " Kate Winslct, " Sense and Sensihilily. " Joan Allen, " Ni on; " Mare Winningham, " Georgia " and Kathleen Quinlan, " Apollo 13 " Emmys Comedy Series: " Frasier " Drama Series: " NYPDBlue " Drama Actor: Mandy Patinkin. " Chicago Hope " Drama Actress: Kathy Baker, " Picket Fences " Comedy . ctor: Kelsey Grammar. " Frasier " Comedy Actress: Candice Bergin. " Murphy Brov n " Drama Supporting Actor: Ray Walston. " Picket Fences " Drama Supportinj; . ctrcss: Julianna M;irgulies. " ER " Comedy SupiK)rtinj; Actor: David Hyde Pierce, " Frasier " Comedy Supporting .4ctress: Christine Baranski, " Cybil " Made for TV Movie: " Indictment: The McMartin Trial " Grammys Record of the Year: " Kiss From a Rose, " Seal . lhum of the Year: " Jagged Little Pill, " Alanis Morissette Song of the Year: " Kiss From a Rose, " Seal Best New . rtist: Hootie and the Blowfish Lifetime Achievement .Av ard: Stevie Wonder Country . lbum: " The Woman in Me. " ' Shania Twain Rock Album: " Jagged Little Pill, " Alanis Morissette R B Album: " Crazy, Sexy. Cool, " TLC Rap Album: " Poverty ' s Paradise, " Naughty by Nature Male pop vocal: " Kiss From a Rose, " Seal Female pop vocal: " You Oughta Know, " Alanis Morissette F ducating Northwest about aquaintance rape, sexual harrasment,comiTiunication skills and assertiveness. R rrq£. 562-1241 Student Union 4X Striving to maintain the strong IraternilY tradition of Northwest Missouri State MOVIE MAGIC of Maryville, Inc. Your Video and Aiidio Headquarters Rentals Videox Video Games VCRS Camcorders Video Game Systems 107 East FourUi 816 582-3681 Sales Compact Discs Cassettes New Used Movies Used Video Games Maryville, MO 64468 Index 329 L Wl nkyou It would not have been as easy as it was without the help of the following people: Scholastic Advertising Nancy Hall Richard Alsitp Chuck Holley Julie Bogart Dean Huhhard Ryan Blaue John Jasinski Jeff Bradley KDLX Larry Cain KNWT Don Carrick Northwest Missourian Photo Chrome News Information Dept Ron DeYoung Kent Porterfield Amy Diiggan Thornton Studios Dave Carol Gieseke Chris Triebsch Tim Gilmour Jack Vaught olqphon Niiilhwcsl MisMiuii Sljlc Lni i.-iMl ' s 75lli vdIuhic oI town |iiMik l h Horn Jones. 61)15 I ' riiMs Lane. Shawnco Mission, Kan., using linolronu pi iniing IIk- iMibook w as produced in PagcMaslcr using Macintosh compulcrs. The ' ' (i-pagc book had a press nin of 2.700. Nonhwcst was also ihc I ' lrsl piibhc school in ihc nation lo pni owl an accompanying CD-ROM wiih Ihc book. Ihc cover base material is a dark green with l 4of the cover in FIcxiglas with the u niing on it m silver. The grain used on the cover was Cordova. The endsheels weic done 111 regular paper. , ll regular copy was printed in lOpt. Times, justincd in the Traditional section and .Mini Mag and lelt aligned in the Contemporary section. Headlines in the Contempo- rar section were as follows: .Student Life feature headlines were in ACitslon .Semibold. Student Life department headlines were in f ' rint Heavy, bntertainnienl features were inade in Adobe F reehand using Flourish. Entertainment departments were in Flourish. Academics departments were in Times Helvetica Dominican. .Sports Features were in Print Heavy Italic, black. lA ' i grey and 60 ' r. grey. Mini Mag headlines were in Flourish Dominican and Dominican. Headlines in Traditional seclion were as follows: Student Life leatuie headlines were in BFranklin (iothic Demi. Student Liledepanmenl headlines were in Bodoni. Academics headlines were in Bodoni and apf Chancery. Sports headlines were in Caslon. Groups headlines w ere in ACaslon Regular. People headlines were in Flourish. Student Life and Groups were designed by Christy Spagna. People and Sports were designed by Jason Hoke. Academics and Entertainmenl were designed by Stacy Henscl. Index and Mini Ma ; were designed hy Jackie Tegen. ( )pening, closing and divison pages were created bv the design staff. The cover was a group design by the Tower editorial board. The C D- ROM was created by Dennis Itsser. Jackie Tegen, Gene Cassell, Dwon Littlejohn. Jennifer Stewart. Pat Redil. Willie . daiiis. Fred Lamar and Mike Bowling. ■All black and white pluiioer.iphs were Uiken and pnnled by staff photographers and edilorial board members, l-oiir-ciilor photographs were printed by Custom Color Coiporalion .W) West 9th Terrace. Kansas City. .Mo.. 64108. Photo Cromc SI ' H) Nieman Road Lenexa, Kan.. 662 14 and Thornton Studio 40 West 2.5th street. New York. NY 10010. Group pictures were taken by Thornton Studio. .Advertising was done through Scholastic .Advertising of Incline Village. Nev., and by staff advertising. Inquiries concerning Timer should he sent to Towtr Yearbook: 9 Wells Hall. SOO University Drive: Northwest .Missouri Stale University; Mary ille. Mo.. 64468. MEET: N.W. FINEST @CAREER»SERVICES Do you need job search assistance when seeking your internship, summer job, or full-time position? If so, we can help. • Job Vacancy BoDetiiu- Current job openings publuhed weekly • On-Campug Interviews-With nearly 90 recruiting agencies • Resume Assistance-Resume critiquing and typesetting by appointment • Career Library- Hundreds of vohimes of job search information • Company Files- Over 3,000 companies on file • Career Days and Teacher Placement Days 330 Contemporary Traditions V 1 oitio 267 . ' ..lyland 314 • urn, mio 227 len, Jenntbr 314 1 James 92 V.1M [iv«? Jenny 314 van Dyle, Pall 96 V ln Gop Maic 254, 255, 256, 257. 259, 295 ' . . Rogina 255 I ' ltlel. Mall 227, 275 237 , Men, Matthew 295 ,indi 275 •K). Malt 261 ■11 Jennifer 261 .18, Anna 174,259,261,295 -en. Amy 314 Beth 163, 314 Dr. ftti 182 n. Dorothy 299 IV Jetf 166 •I.Luc 170, 205,281,287 Pelt. Cory 255 IS. Oyann 57. 61. 90 IS. Mark 61, 90, 190, 271 iue2. Marc 237. 279 Itch. Chris 227 ihe. Jessie 255 Shawn 150. 237. 242. 243. 250. 255. 295 larde. Claudia 275 Andy 255. 257. 314 irner. Lashara 257 fltetter. LeaAnn 257. 314 Vial. Aaron 225 VidJL. Denick 255 ;.r Tom 153 Greg 314 Justin 227. 228. 242. 254. 314 •in 288 . 267.295 -. ' ichael 255 Mary 259. 276 ■cey 190 •..ole 259 ..■•1 Roger 84 Vorseqgern, Jon 254. 255 Vborlman, Tondee 245. 257. 314 Voris, Jolene 295 Vbrtherms. Chad 314 iVyrostek, Jennifer 240. 295 w Wagaman, Kristy 314 Wagers, Slacy 279 Wagner, John 67 Wagner. Scott 277 Wai, Tsui Yin 273 Waier, Jamie 314 Wake, Shawn 149, 170, 172 Wakefield, David 295 Walt)urn, Knslofor 314 Waldbillig, Olivia 314 Walden, Dave 262, 263 Waldron, Amy 314 Waldron Jennifer 216, 217 Walk Scott 104 Walker, Ann 252, 295 Walker Brice 254 Walker, Brooke 237. 255 Walker, Lonnie 295 Walker, Shelly 1 1 Wall. Dennis 314 Wall, Josh 97, 227, 228, 242, 254, 314 Wallace, Gracie 314 Wallman, Greg 227, 235 Walsh, Kara 314 Wanninger, Peggy 279 Wannmger, Sarah 235. 245. 314 Ward. Chris 255 Ward Heather 231, 279, 314 Ward Jennifer 252, 295 Wardnp Melissa 267, 314 ' .■, ' - " Billee 281 layme 250, 257, 314 ■ Markee 273 jton, Devin 80. 267. 314 Wdienius. Corey 261 Wasluy, Collon 103 Wasser, Julie 232. 295 Waterman. Laura 259 Watson, Michael 82 Watson, Michelle 173 Watts, Brian 239 Watts Palrck 277, 295 Way. Denise 259 Wayman, Kirk 240, 241, 249, 295 Weljcr Cata 246, 279, 314 Weber, Scott 239 Weekly, Amy 255 Weers, Kevin 255 Wogner, Mark 255, 257, 314 Wehrlo, Crislelyn 275, 314 Woipert, Jennifer 259,314 Welch, Clare 314 Welch, Jamie 233, 250 Wells, Eric 239, 314 Wells, Jennifer 257, 314 Wells, Kerry 19 Wells. Larissa 314 Wells. Lynette 177 Welsh. Cathleen 239. 279 Wensel. Kerry 231 Wentzol. Eric 287 Werner. Becky 227 Wesack. Kevin 314 Wesley. James 314 Wesselink. Troy 254 West. Amy 277 Westphalen, Cindy 261.314 Weymuth. Annelle 1 57 Whaley. Jessica 228. 277. 314 Wheeler. Angela 252. 273 Wheeler. Beth 315 Wheeler. Jetf 212 Wheeler. Matthew 255. 295 Wheeler. Shannon 287 Wheeler. Tim 314 Whigham. Melissa 295 Whipp, Jennifer 314 Whipp. Keely 281. 314 Whitaker. Brian 240. 249. 274. 295 Whitaker. Doug 246 White. Casey 249 White. Heather 279. 281 White. Jeremy 314 White. Ken 92. 212. 249 White. Kristy 314 White. Lauren 249. 277. 314 White. TiHany 263 Whitehead. Donna 242 Whitford. Brad 314 Whithar. Brian 209 Whiting. Jason 239 Whittington. Carrie 257 Whitworlh. Marcus 314 WhorleyEzra 5. 118. 119. 204. 211. 212. 287 Widen, Deecy 239 Widmer, Laura 85. 92. 93. 237. 252 Wieczorek, Scoti 263 Wiederholt. Angela 263.314 Wiederstein. Knsti 279. 314 Wiederstein. Scott 233. 240. 277. 279 Wiedmaier. Brian 245. 263 Wieland. Sarah 231. 261. 314 Wilburn. Kristina 279. 314 Wiley. Andy 235. 287 Wilke. Aimee 276. 277. 314 Wilkerson. Sarah 314 Wilks. Michael 277. 295 Wlllers. Amy 239. 265. 267. 314 Williams. Bridget 314 Williams. Cara 314 Williams. Jaimee 314 Williams, Jill 228, 246, 314 Williams, Jodell 314 Williams Melissa 314 Williams, Sabrina 314 Williams, Silas 221 Williams, Travis 212 Williams, Tyler 314 Willis, Carolyn 237. 250 Wilmarth. Todd 227 Wilmes. Jason 295 Wilmes. Wendy 314 Wilson. Angela 227. 245. 314 Wilson. Cherie 257 Wilson. Doug 246 Wilson. Hawkeye 126. 233. 242. 246, 295 Wilson, Kay 158 Wilson, Marli 93 Wilson, Mia 295 Wilson, Michelle 227, 233, 235, 245, 257. 295 Wilson. Mike 234. 235 Wilson. Scott 314 Wilson. Tracy 19. 263. 314 Wilt. Martha 120 Wineland. Tim 99. 237 Winghan. Kathleen 233. 267, 314 Winghan, Tom 265, 267 Winingar. Sherri 252, 279 Winstead. Wayne 217 Winter, Esther 88 Winter. Travis 315 Wise. Mark 315 Wishon. Randy 315 Wisniewski, Alisha 228. 259 Witthar. Brian 208 Wilzke. Jeremy 255 Wolf, Ruth Ann 264, 315 Wolken, Cheryl 295 Women ' s Issues in Society and Education 278, 279 Wonderly, Angela 227.315 Wong. Wai Ka 295 Wood. Dr Liz 18.91.270 Wood. Jody 315 Wood. Keith 12 Woodburn. Erin 315 Wooden. Angela 274. 275. 315 Woods. John 239 Woodward. Erie 277. 315 Woodward. John 83 Wookey. Jennifer 261 Woolf. Jason 261 Worley. Stacia 245. 259. 315 Wortmann. Sally 227. 252. 315 Wozny Carrie 265. 315 Wright, Amanda 255, 279 Wright, Angie 257, 295 Wright, Reva 227, 295 Wright, Robbyn 315 Wu, Leonard 238 Wurdeman, Tena 217, 287 Wyble. Sryce 237 Wyllie. Ryan 315 Xu. Loretta 272. 273. 315 y Yamauchi. Toru 315 Yamnitz. Shanna 257. 315 Yano. Yasuhiro 315 Yarbrough. Dee 221 Yarkasky. Sarah 315 Yatabe. Manabu 315 Yearous. Mike 255 Yeldell. Jessica 237, 275 Yengulalp, Erhan 279 Yildiz, Bahar 231,275,279,315 Yoo, Jason 205, 287 The man and his mic who gave ihe audience a voice called il quits after 29 years. Phil Donahue was the first talk-show host to invite the audience into the act. Described as a pioneer. Donahue ' s curiosity for the top- ics he discussed made him stand out from the rest. With a mixture of public-affairs chats and the strange-bui true confes sionals of the guests. Donahue broke new ground in the televi- sion era. B , ., — .7- - •■1 He brought ■ --l-.J. a wide-eyed Midwestern chann to the talk-TV format. While following his microphone cord, he confronted guests with questions from the studio audi- ence. These questions were often followed by pained responses, but they were answered. Donahue became a feminist even before marriage because his viewing audience was consisted of moms. This also brought about an enthusiasm for his job. Be- cause of their main interest in getting down to (he real answers, his interest grew into helping them find answers. Donahue won a ruling from the FCC that Youmans. Sarah 263 Young. Amber 266.315 Young. Jenifer 259 Young. Sarah 263. 315 Young. Tiffany 80. 315 Youngs, Rebecca 87, 315 Yuan, Hong 84 ZA, Nura 275 Zabelin, Mark 228 Zainul. Nura 138 Zaner, Bobby 295 Zaner. Toni 315 Zeiger. Sue-ann 31 5 Zeiler. Lewis 315 Zeilstra. Stephanie 227.315 Zelilf. Nancy 84. 235. 245 Zeiler. Randolph 315 Zeman. Mark 295 Zengitli. Emre 255 Zeren. Erah 279 Zhang. Yun Liang 232. 246 Ziemann. Dan 267 Zierke. Carol 263 Zimmer. Deanna 255 Zimmer. Sieve 255 Zimmerman. Michelle 255 Zion. Shad 31 5 Zook. Joseph Dustin 315 Zuber. Erica 263 Zuck. Kimberly 234. 235. 295 Zwank. David 91. 163. 279 Zweifel. Tom 102. 228 declared the " Donahue " show to be a " bona fide news program. " The show touched on the topics of the times and went in depth into finding the backgrounds, and reasons for the topics. Known for his hluntness, it was a rare moment of silence when Donahue announced that he would be ending his talk show career. He insisted what he did was journalism, not just en- tertainment for the people. Donahue was seen in more than 200 mar- kets at the , - _ - heisht of his N £ 5 career and won 20 Emmys and a Peabody award. Because of sleazier tele- vision talk show imitators, Donahue ' s ratings dropped dras- ticalh. He had reached the top with his television talk show and felt that il was his time to retire. With his face, posted billboard high. Donahue still grinned over Broadway. With equal curiosity and bluniness, he left the talk show business. Witli his great enthusiasm for the television media. Donahue was one of the nation ' s first talk show hosts and was remembered as the host who save his audience a voice. Index 331 a note from th dit eaitor jMh liiaai liai .1 scar! 1 siill c.miu ' i IvlioNC il is finally o cr. Wi- survived even with ilu ' . il bruises, ear problems and 1 ehange in hairdos. ■ Through mv experiences ' on Tower. 1 learned a loi aboul teamwork, to strl e Ain ■ ' ° ' excellence .iiui (.Ull S patience — something I am still working on. I hope all of you will h.i e a high regard for your experience on Tovi ( ' and know what an integral part you played. Of all my years on Tower. I believe this has been the most talented group of editors 1 had the pleasure of working with. My utmost thanks goes out to the previous Tower editors who taught me about the elements of the job and how to manage school and Toner. 1 was taught by the best and took c cr bit of wisdom you had to offer. Karissa. I hank you forgiving me an opportunity to be a pan ol Tower, showing nie the first glimpse ol u hat the pressures ofbeing editor were and the anuumi of dedication it took. Angela, thank sou loi all your support throughout these past years and your friendship. We definitely can say we added a contemporary twist to the book while keeping some of the sacred ' Vnrcr traditions alive. We inhaled our share of Ben Jerry ' s ice cream attempted to perfect our volleyball skills and had a great time with snow. Through the fun and tension we put out the best book in Northwest ' s history and the first to ha ' e a CD- ROM component. As an editorial board, we .set some high goals and achieved many of them. Our main goal of giving Tower a new look was a great accomplishment and that credit is to given to each of you. Below are a few highlights of the year. Mike and Ruby: You two were terrific. Yoi took on your share of responsibility and backei me up in some difficult decisions. I appreciati your dedication. I know at times the rest of th editors wondered about us. but we were a terrifii team. Il has been a great three years workinj together. I am going to miss you guys terribly Mike. I have a personnel problem. Mike: You are a wonderful listener and alway managed to help me discover a solution. I valui all your input and advice. You handled som( difficult situations with perfection. Il won ' t h the same not hearing you say. " Go. Go, Gc Tower Rangers. " every weekend and not being able to make snow angels with you. Hey Tueker. where ' s that aitline you were goinf to write. Ruby: Who wiuild have ever known that firsi weekend as freshmen, when we went scavenging around Wells irvini; lo fiiul a a into th 1996 rower Editorial Board. Front Row- Christy Spagna. Ruby Dittmer. .Amanda McManigal. Mike Johnson and Jason Hoke. Second Row: Lesley Thacker. Tom Derrington. Laura Riede Jennifer Ward. Blase Smith. Laura Widmer, Jennifer Simlcr and Chris Tucker. Back row: Jackie Tegen. Michelle Murphy. Stacy Hensel and Dennis Esser. 33; Editor ' s Note asciiiciu, c uoiikl lia c hccamc Mich yood icikIs. a loi has changed over the past years [id 1 realK appreciate all you have done tor me. also am glad lo sec your eyes glillering and all ic diltereni hairdos you have had. Oh. I lljiiM ii ill tli ' ' ' " " ' ' ' ilpliiihcl nip. Ward: You are the olficial Copy Guru. Many mes ou. Tom and Siinler cooked a lot of Iphabct soup, but it was great soup. Toner ' ould ha e been lost without you ingeniousness nd our talent lor playing red rover. Also, there would we have gotten without our daily ose ot " Bite me. " and the ever so witty one- ners you pro ided to the conversation. Puny to BrewviH ' Bra! Simler: First I want to preface by saying, you [ill have Mike ' s missing key. I know many mes you took a few more slams than others, ut that was our w ay of showing how much we ared. It was a rough beginning, but over time IC grew close and I value our friendship. You idiato a lot of energy and your spirit helped get s through some rough spots. Thank you tor our hardw ork. She hurts people. Tom: I know the sports blurbs were hell, but appreciate all the time you devoted to them, " hank you. ' ou kept me in-line and gave me a tose of my medicine, so 1 am sure the other ditors will be in debt forever. Mciyhe ne can crop it vertical. Christy: Hey ballerina and my little peapod. he designs are beautiful. You are such a talented erson and could always find a way to jmpromise between photography and copy. I now it was a hell year balancing Missourian. ick and Tower, but you handled it w ith such ise. Even though you were dropped on the jment and throw n into a snow bank, it still does Dl compare to the harassment you gave the quirrels. Thank you always gi ing me a reason laugh and for being such a wonderful friend. Ven though I am now addicted to Diet Coke. Her. that ' s not a handle. Jason: Your dedication continually shone trough. You were always w illingly to assist nvone and stay until everything was ompleted and for that I thank you. I also ppreciate your patience with the sports esign. Just remember, never buy cinnamon )lls from a vending machine again. Dticle. I nailed that squirrel. Stacy: Our own little Phoebe. You could ways lighten the mood and ease the tension th our backrubs. the stories about your men id the unique hairstyles you created on editors " ads. I don " t know if they will ever be able to )rgive you. but I never be able to forgot them, he entertainment designs are fresh and exciting. hank sou for the time you contributed. What filler are you iisini;. ' Tucker: You always ama ed me with the lotos vou brought back from a shoot. 1 am admire you tor fighting tor w hat vou believe in and for challenging me to run photos beside the " normal " ones. Also, thanks for letting me stuHit sometimes. riiat can ' t be o small, it has to he a personal pan. Lesley: Video taping a work weekend was a wonderful idea. . .so how much will the tape cost me? Your photography and printing skills came a long w ay and kudos to you for surviving the approval process with Tucker and me. I am also sorry about the tragedy of your bunny. This is the first work weekend I have been on time for in the past two years. Laura R: You came in right at the perfect moment. Your contributions were greatly appreciated and you are one hell of a printer. It was great to have you on Tower again. Look it ' s snowing. Michelle: I appreciate you slicking with us. ou helped us out tremendously in some tough situations and you are one hell of a fact checker. Thank you. Just keep the vibrating monkey away from the bunny. Power to the vibe. Jackie: You are the lingo god. I could always count on you to come in with a great attitude. I enjoyed your hypothetical situations and chatting with you behind the blue wall. Also, thanks for all the York Peppemiint Patties and please try and remember that it was not me who stole the cookies. It doesn ' t make me giddy. Laura: Without your continuous support, advice and endless bowls of chili the year would not have went as smooth as it did. Thank you for believing in me and for letting me vent when things did not go the way I had hoped. You always had a solution for every problem. Thank you so much for all that you did. 1 would like to thank the staffers. I know the deadlines were rough and the hours long, but 1 hope each of you know what a critical role you played in the production of the yearbook. To my mom and my family: Thank you for the ideals thai you instilled in me. I could not have reached my goals without your support and encouragement. I love you. To my roommate Jolene; Thanks for listening to me complain. I know it was often. You always knew when I needed a break from the basement and reminded me that ice cream is a basic food group. Readers this book is for you. Thank you tor being patient w ith our constant phone calls and reshoots. I hope you enjoy this book as much as we enjoyed producing it. Thank you again to the editors. You are ama ing people because you survived my cooking and passed my giddy test with Hying colors. I will cherish the memories and these friendships forever. .Amanda .McManii;al 1996 Tower Editor in Chief 1996 Tower Editorial Board EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT Amanda Mc.VlaniL ' •! EuirOK Is Ow .Milce Johnson i ' , suni(u. I midr Ruti Diumcr AssiCNMi-NTMANAGiNoEunpR COPY DEPARTMENT Jennifer Ward Copy DmerTOK ToniDcmngion Copy Ass«:iATk Jennifer Simler Copy Associati-. Michelle Murphy EnrroRiAi. Assistant Jackie TegeN EnrroRiAi Assistant DESIGN DEPARTMENT Christy Spagna Di-sios Diki.uuK -■ K 1 1 L ' Jason Hoke i DksiCn Associatk .StacvHensel DfcsiGN A.ssist.ant PHOTOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT Chris Tucker Phdtiigkaphv DmfcmiK Leslev Thacker PHtrrcxiRAPHY Dikkctor Laura Riedel CHihh Photographer Mani Wilson Ciiikf Photogr.aphkr CD-ROM DEPARTMENT Dennis Esser .,...,..-„,. . :.| Eon-OR Jackie Tegen «... ' .!.: Associati-: EorroR GeneCassell ».. Photo EorTOR DuonLmlejohn Photo Enn-QR Fred Lamar VidhoDirhctor Willie .Adams Video EDm)R Mike Bowling Video EnrroR Jennifer Stew an Audio Director Pal Redd . Audio Director BUSINESS DEPARTMENT Heather Townsenti Xiatrtising Director Sally Wortmann Sai .s Reipreseotative Jeff Smith S.Aij-is Represent.ative Steve Browning Manager Laura Widmcr Adviser Blase Smith Generai Manager Tower Staff: .Anne Baca. Derrick Barker. Mitch Baysinger. Dyana Kwong-Burvee.Gene CasseU. Jason Cisper. Leslie Doyle. Sarah Elliott. Jae Frear. Chris Geinosky, Sharon Johnson, Nikki Jones. .Anne Hendricks. Dan Hernandez, Courtenay Hill. Jim Miller. Rusty McKen .ie. Beck) Mellon. Lisa Noone. Lunelle Rathje. Marhe Saxton. .Angela Seoll. Genevieve Sehockley. Chad Sypkens. Lisa Thompson. Dave W ' alden. Angela Wheeler. Tom ' i ' amauehi Contemporary Traditions 333 With Ihrce-lciiths of a second loll on ihc (.lock. Bcarcals wail lor otficiais lo ailiiisi tin.- score The tlnal score was 98-101. cauMiii; ihc Cals nol lo coiiiiiuk. ' hi ilic conlcrciKc iinirnaiiR-nt Ai a press conference. Dr. Jim Redd, alhlelie director, discusses ihe discover) of Rick Jol ley ' s reported incligibilily. Sieve Tappmeyer. head basketball coach, was in disbelief after finding out abmii Jolley ' s 14 minutes of play in one exhibition j- game while playing for o Pcnn State six years i- earlier. The game used a semester of eligibility, makin Jolley ineligible for the o 1996 spring semester, o. Wcll wishers sign a banner lo let Mercedes Raniirc know Northwest loves and supports her. Ramirez was one of four survivors in a Colombian air plane crash over w inter break. President Dean Hubhard is among the mourners gathered around Ihe Bell of ' 48 in memory of Kyle Peterson Peterson, a 19-year-old Mem- phis, Mo., native died in a car accident on New Year ' s Eve. 334 r J. Closing As ihe yoarcndocl, many ihings had changed, but the traditional .scht)t)l spirit remained the same. Student Mercedes Ramirez received some of the spirit as she struggled lor life after a Colombian airplane crash in which she was one of only lour survivors. Thousands of Northwest students and faculty members signed a giant card and the Kansas City Royals recognized her spirit by having her throw the first pitch on opening day, April . While many vocalized their support for Mercedes, others vocalized in speech conferences. The Forensics Team ranked sixth in the nation, one of the highest rankings ever for a Northwest team. Spirit also played a part in the recovery of the basketball season as the men ' s team won the MIAA championship for the first time since 1987. However, the Bearcat team was beaten by Pittsburg State University three times during th e season, including a 101-98 loss in a heartbreakingly close game during the first round of the conference tournament. More heartbreaking was that Rick Jolley. who was reported by Penn State to have played in a 1990 exhibition game, was determined to have been ineligible for competition. More snow than usual and record low temperatures to the area caused o ' , f Northwest to shut down for the first time in 17 years and only the third time in Northwest history. Besides unusual weather, students also had to get used to the renovations which displaced professors from T I ill P Colden Hall to Penin Hall and offices in the Administration Building to Thompson Ringold, Many things changed on campus, but one thing remained the same — school spirit was truly a contemporary tradition. M Contemporary Traditions 335 Downing beers al The Palms. Scolt Anderson, Chad Voss, Sherry Hayden. Travis Garten. Jenny Edwards and Paul Gerlaeh enjoy eold drinks and conversation during an October night. The Palms, which was established in 1957, was the oldest bar in Maryville but still drew a contempo- rary crowd of students and alumni. ' osing

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