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fall of 1 999, the entire Student Union received a face li(t.The Student Union has been utilized as the social center of campus since 1 952. Photo by Amy Roh o not notn Martindale Gymnasium wh( they walk on campus. It currently used fo cheerleading practices n special events. Photo i Heather Epperfy Introduction to Tower Yearbook pg. Student Life Division Academic Division History Division A road once ran in front of the Administration Building, i ut was removed because an overflovy of traffic. It was the first building of the Fifth District Normal School which later became Northwest Missouri State University. Photo courtesy of B.D. Oweni Ubrary Previous to the renovations, the Student Union sported a mosaic Bobby Bearcat above the west doors. Ac one point the Union housed a bowling alley and an arcade. Photo by Sarah Phipps The main arena at Northwe used to be the Martind.- Gymnasium, but the Bearc Arena took over that titi Martindale housed mai health education classes ai coaches ' offices. Photo court« of B.D. Owens Ubrary renovAiiont, North SouCh Complex was «Ktion«d off and doted down. South wat originally scheduled to be opened in the SpiHnc of 2000, but due to construction delays it remained closed. Photo by Christine Ahreni chapter rooms and residanc . Roberta Hall was the oldest residence hall at Northwest. Roberta was t one of three alt female residence halls on campus. Photo by Heather Epperly [ ' Mag The Quadrangles, originally located in the center of North South Complex, were the men ' s dormitories.The North South complex was not only a residence hall, but it also housed the health center. Photo courtesy of B.D. Owens Ubniry Formally called Residenc. Hall, Roberta Hall is named after Roberta Steele who died after complications caused by a fire at the hall.At one time, trades ran behind Roberta Hall. Photo courtttf of B. D. Owen Ltbrmy ■ Excitement takes over Tik-Ching Chu as she raises Hong Kong ' s flag at the International Plaza. Photo by Amy Roh • On Bid Day, excitement fills the Tundra near the Conference Center as th« Phi Mus gather after the new members were announced and Rho Chis were able to sec their sisters again. Photo by Heather Epperly • Homecoming King Alex Berry and Queen Sarah Hambrecht greet people on the parade route on the crisp, Saturday morning. Photo by Amy Roh 2000 Tower Yearbook Volume 79 Northwest Missouri State University 800 University Drive Maryville, MO, 64468 (660)562 1528 Enrollment: 6,462 With 1 999 winding down, we found ourselves loolcing at the last of everything. It was our last trimester, our last Homecoming, our final set of finals for the 20th Century. What was refreshing, was that it only took one stroke of the second hand and everything changed from the last to the first as we introduced the 21st Century into our lives. Here is a look at what made the year uniquely Northwest. Semesters were out and trimesters were in. May classes saw an increase in summer enrollment by 25.7 percent. Online courses multiplied and prices raised to $175 per credit hour, as well as a $40 technology fee per credit hour. • Continued 1 ening • As Angie Ashley is flung into midair by a bungee trampoline, she laughs while her friend look on. Photo by Amy Roh • At the home football games Bobby Bearcat does push-ups for every Bearcat point scored. Photo by Heather Epperfy • Although the food court opened at the sart of the fell trimester, construction continued on the Student Union throughout the year Photo by Amy Roh • Wrapped in X 1 06 Northwest Miisounan promotional banners, joe Cox and Kent Ruehter roan ed campus on a dare made by theTGIX radio cast Photo by Amy Roh Ope ning • Wiping a tear from her eye, Heather Libby realizes that the graduation ceremony marks the end of her years at Northwest. Photo by Amy Roh • Bins of colorful sand were set up outside of the Fine Arts Building during Family weekend where Tracy Davenport and Leslye Rogers created sand art. Photo by Heather Epperty • After they received the Best Olio Act trophy for the Homecoming Variety Show, the Millennium Quartet performs for the crowd at the Homecoming awards assembly Photo by Christine Ahrens • The ladies of Sigma Sigma Sigma welcome their newest members on Bid Day. Photo by Amy Roh T)p ening World of Cuisine changed into a food court setup. The food selection was good; however, the color selection for decoration was questionable. Dreams of new housing eroded as reality settled in. Tower Hall was gone, and South Complex would not open by spring. Guns dominated headlines from California to Georgia. A local gun-toting hall director found herself in a Northwest Missourian headline and was fired from the University. A firewall went up and then went down. Computers were online, but Continued Opening were down or slow a majority of the time. Parking permit prices skyrocketed to $70, but $70 did not guarantee a parking spot. If caught parking on campus without a permit, or in the wrong lot a $20 parking fine was issued per ticket. The University recognized the parking problem. Its solution was to lay a new gravel lot down that would fix everything. Garrett-Strong Science Building closed for renovations. To make space for more classrooms, trees were cut down and trailers were squeezed between Wells Hall, Valk Agricultural Building and Thompson- Ringold Building. The newest team on campus was the women ' s soccer team, but everybody still loved the championship football squad. Throughout the year, we were always changing, constantly evolving. pening •The Steppers pep the crowd up at the Alumni House before the football game against Southwest Baptist on Family Day Photo by Amy Roh • Quarterback Travis Miles prepares to launch the ball acrx ss the field. Photo by Amy Hoh • Bearcat Marching Band nHJSician Justin Babbi« wails on his tenor saxophone. Photo by Amy Roh • Northwest halfback Andrea Sacco tries to score as the Missouri Southern Stat College goalie falls to the ground. Photo by Amy Roh Openin r mdoQ From the first day we arrived back to college life, we experienced another trimester that advanced our lives into the future. Freshmen experienced Advantage Week and what campus life was all about. Greek organizations participated in their annual Rush events, and the theme " Bobby around the World " made Homecoming a huge success. We were finally able to survey the renovations of the Student Union. Liking what we saw, the choices we had were not much, but they were ours. Not only did Bearcat football attract hundreds of spectators into an already crowded Rickenbrode Stadium, but an appearance by Lech Walesa, former Poland president, filled the Mary Linn Performing Arts Center. Students were turned away because of limited seating. Encore brought in its share of entertainment, delighting us with the " Last Swing of the Century, " " Pirates of Penzance " and " 1776. " These were just a few dips of culture that crossed the paths of our changing lives. With the clock never stopping, we continued to immerse ourselves into the world. Through the people and places we encountered. Northwest became a spectrum of growth and change. : JLire f 5tudentLife ■ Dressing up for old-fashion pictures. Knstina Brand and Natalie Miller enjoy a itif at the Northwest Carnival. Photo by Amy Roh • During the Watermelon Fest sponsored by Order of Onr ega at the Bell Tower, many Greek n embers cram their faces with slices of watermelon. Pfioto by Amy Roh • Students show true Bearcat spirit at the Homecoming football game against the Missoun Southern Lions. Photo bf Heather Epperfy ' Brian Phipps flies through the air while playing intramural flag football for the Good Fellas. Photo by Heather Epperif StudentLife Divisioi .9 by Kelsey Lowe Aug. 17, two young women left their small hometown of Thornfield, Mo., approximately 90 miles south of Springfield, Mo., to embark on the biggest adventure of their lives so far: college . Megan Prescott and Vanae Cooper, both the oldest siblings in their families, had been friends almost their entire lives. They had been classmates since kindergarten, with the exception of their last two years of high school. This time they would be roommates. " I don ' t think it was ever mentioned that we would room with anyone else, " Vanae said. The journey to Maryville was a family aftair for both students. Vanae ' s parents, Harold and Pam Cooper, led the group caravan-style, while Vanae, Megan and her mother, Connie Nickel, followed in order. The trek took seven hours, with about five stops along the way. According to Harold and Pam ' s odometer, the group had driven 400.9 miles by the time they entered the parking lot to stay at Maryville ' s Comfort Inn for the night. " The ride up here was really funny because there were four cars in a row every turn we made and people were watching us, " Connie said. Once they were settled at the motel, both families drove to campus to take a peek at C205 Hudson Hall, the room Megan and Vanae would move into the next morning. After looking around the room, they determined a slight problem with the height of the lofts they had brought. " We were out in the hotel parking lot sawing legs off the loft late at night, " Pam said. " One guy came and walked the whole length of the building. He was looking at us like, ' What the heck are they doing? ' " The next morning began when the families arrived to move things into Hudson at 7:45. With a little extra help from some volunteers, the cars were quickly emptied. " I thought everyone was really nice with the ' Cat Crew, " Megan said. " They helped us move a lot of stuff. I didn ' t hardly move anything. " Unpacking everything, on the other hand, was another story. " Once we got everything out of our cars and into the room, I didn ' t think we ' d find a place for everything, " Vanae said. " I didn ' t think we ' d ever be organized. " When it was finally time for Vanae to say goodbye to her parents, she experienced mixed feelings. • Continued After completing the lofts, Harold and Pam Cooper get ready to lift Megan ' s mattress onto its frame. The families arrived at Hudson Hall at 7:45 a.m. and spent the morning unpacking. Photo by Amy Roh m dentLife While the noise of Harold ' s drill fills their room, the girls wait in the quiet hallway. They were two of the first residenu to arrive on their Ooor. beating the rush and chaos that was soon to come. Photo by Amy Roh The father of a neighbor helps with the construction of the loft by passing lumber to Harold and Connie.AII of the parents were excited for their daughters to sart college, but knew they would miss them very much. Photo by Amy Roh Advantage W( dJ Advantage W Wednesday, Aug. 1 8 • Move in to residence hall rooms • Family luncheon at the Student Union • Dinner with floor community • Getting-to-know-you activities with Jerome Green at Bearcat Arena • Midnight dance party sponsored by the Shindigg on the Tundra Thursday, Aug. 19 • Grab-and-go breakfast in residence hall lounges • Meet with freshman seminar class • Information and computer training sessions • Faculty advisement • Rockfest at College Park • Hypnotist Mike Anthony at Bearcat Arena • Late-night barbecue with Residence Hall Association on the Tundra Friday, Aug. 20 • Pancake Breakfast sponsored by Hy-Vee at the International Plaza • Merchants open house • Student Senate " Cool OfT on the Administration Building front lawn • Nonhwest Carnival with KDLX between the Administration Building and Bell Tower • Sf)eaker Berticc Berry at Bearcat Arena • Midnight college movie marathon at the Mary Linn Performing Arts Center Saturday, Aug. 2 1 • Merchant organization fair • Pool party at Beal Park • Tiger by the Tail at Mary Linn • Late night with the Greeks on the Tundra Sunday, Aug. 22 • Worship service at the Conference Center • Convocation at Bearcat Arena • President ' s reception at Colden Pond • Religious student union open houses • Residence hall orienution Week vents As hypnotist Mike Anthony makes his willing subjects think their right arm is really light, they feel their left arm get heavier, knocking some to the ground. Photo by Amy Roh At the Rockfest, freshmen listen to popular hits such as " Crash " by Dave Matthews Band and " Summer of ' 69 " by Bryan Adams. Mike Anthony, the hypnotist scheduled for later in the evening, was also present and performed card tricks while everyone ate. Photo by Amy Roh Members of " Tiger by the Tall " perform a skit depiclting a condom hodine.The comedy troupe consisted of college students who used humor to address issues that affected college students. Photo by Amy Roh Vanae Cooper looks over her loft as her parents get ready to lift her mattress.The families caravaned 400 miles in seven hours to arrive for moving day Photo by Amy Roh -Hry After helping make Vanae Cooper ' s bed, Megan Prescott is not qui te sure how to get down. The girls were excited to finally be able to unpack and get settled in their new home. Moving brought many trials and tribulations to North- west freshmen. Photo by Amy Roh At Harold Cooper trm to fit support bMmt into the loft. Conni NtcM attainpo to Mp Varua Cooper and Mapn Prtscott vwart the first children tn both hiniiM to twve home for coHege. Photo bfAntf Roh 1 " I just had this overwhelming feeling of excitement and being scared, " she said. " I really thought my parents were going to stay another night in Maryvillc. Deep down inside I wanted them to, but I also knew I had to let go sometime. " Vanae ' s parents were somewhat emotional about leaving their daughter as well. " I ' m excited, but I ' m sad, " Pam said. " It ' s going to be way different. She ' s jus t so energetic and bubbly. We ' re going to miss her presence. " Harold said he didn ' t expect the transition to really sink in for him until after he and Pam left. Because of the long drive back home, Connie opted to stay in Maryville one more night. She also reflected on what life would be like without her daughter in the same ZIP code. " To me, college was the best four years of my life, " Connie said. " But now I ' m looking at it from the angle that I know what it was like. I went through the good times and the bad. I ' m very happy for her, but it will still be hard because she ' s my daughter. I hope she docs well and experiences life as much as possible. " Although Connie wanted to come back to visit Megan for Family Weekend, she did not anticipate being able to get away from her job as owner of the Spring Valley Trout Ranch in Thornfield. Megan and Vanae had worked there for her since they were in seventh grade, and their shoes would be difficult to fill. However, Harold and Pam planned to bring Megan ' s brother, Sam, with them when they brought Vanae ' s brother. Rick, and sister, Vanessa, for Family Weekend. Besides being grateful to their families for helping them on their way, Megan and Vanae also appreciated the opportunities afforded to them as freshmen at Northwest. " I think Advantage Week is really important and every school should do it, " Megan said. " It ' s a great opportunity to get to know your classmates before class. You get to know the campus better and you get to know your routine before everyone else comes. " The students also looked forward to new experiences. For example, Vanae went to her first professional baseball game the first night of class with her peer adviser, Mike Fields, freshman seminar instructor, Gregory Haddock, and a few other students from her class. It was then that she first realized she was actually a college student. " I went to a Royals game in Kansas City, " Vanae said. " I was sitting there in the stands and I looked out across the field and thought, ' I am sitting here at a baseball game and I have class tomorrow and I probably won ' t get home until midnight. ' That ' s when I realized I was my own boss. " Both M an and Vanae knew they would have many things happening in their lives once they came to Northwest. But facing them together served as a comfort awTiy from home. Advantage W( elk by Sarah Smi With a championship season behind them, Bearcat fans convened at Rickenbrode Stadium with high expectation s. Through a sea of green and gold, spirit was apparent in nearly every spectator. Was this infatuation with Bearcat football due to loyalty to the team, or was it simply a case of football fever? " Fans are really loyal, " Bearcat Sweetheart Cindy Carrigan said. " The community gets involved and the campus gets involved. The attendance at the away games is always really high and that shows loyalty, too. " Students and faculty alike shared the same passion for Bearcat football. Karen Kepka, generalist for periodicals at B. D. Owens Library, attended every home game since she came to Northwest in 1998. " She (Kepka) is a die-hard Bearcat fan, " Brent Connelly, Kepka ' s student assistant, said. " She is a very good supporter of the team and has more enthusiasm than anyone. " Kepka ' s devotion to the team was not influenced by the championship. Her passion for Bearcat football routed from more than just the game. " I ' ve always had this enthusiasm, " Kepka said. " I think there ' s true loyalty and that ' s what I like about it. There are good fans and good sportsmen. I love the atmosphere, the band, the pom pon girls and the Steppers. I just love the whole thing. " Students and faculty were not the only sources of support for the team. Community attendance at games proved that the Bearcats had support beyond the walls of the University. " It ' s going to be a wonderful year, " former Maryville mayor Bridget Brown said. " It ' s a means of putting the town, the school and the community together. It ' s great to see everyone come together. " Dave Arnold, Maryville Public Safety officer, shared Brown ' s feelings. " It ' s going to be a great year, " Arnold said. " We ' ve established a winning tradition and now it will be easier to carry it on with recruitment and things like that. " Spectators were not only from the local community. Many people traveled from around the Midwest to watch the Bearcats in action. For Melissa Auwarter ' s family. Bearcat football was a tradition. The Auwarter family held season tickets since Melissa was a freshman in 1996. Her mom, dad and grandfather ventured from Kansas City, Mo., • Continued While the Bearcats slaughter Missouri Southern State College in the Homecoming game, Rachel Lipira and the other cheerleaders keep the fans spirited.The Bearcats defeated Southern 52- 1 3. Photo by Amy Roh Matt Montgomery, Mindy Hayden and Greg Hutchison plead with Bobby Bearcat to toss them a T-shirt during the football game againstTruman State University.The Rickenbrode Rowdies were an active voice cheering the Bearcats on to a victory.Photo by Heather El peHY tudentLife • .V V Tht BMrcaa maka an explosive entrance on to the field for their season opener against Arkansas Tech. Fans were excited for the Bearcats return to the field for the first time since they won the national championship in 1 998. Photo by Vahrit Moiunan for every home game. Watching her perform in the Bearcat Marching Band turned them into loyal fans. They saw the Bearcats evolve into national champions, but continued to stay true to the team whether they won or lost. " I think that people are a little overzealous, " Melissa said. " We did good last year, but that was one season. There are different players, but people think we ' re going to win the championship again. It ' s not necessarily going to be that way. I ' m not going to count my chickens before they ' re hatched. " Bud Leipard, Auwarter ' s grandfather, shared her feelings. He showed his loyalty to the team by learning each of the players ' names and positions during the first game. " Once you get to the quality that this team has had the last few years, you will continue to have a pretty good following, " Leipard said. " Coming out here, you ' re going to see some good, exciting football that gets better with every play. It ' s unfortunate that a lot of people are fair weather, but with what happened last year, and the quality of winning this year, they will continue to come. Fans are kind of fickle sometimes and they won ' t show support to the team if they lose. " Wide receiver J.R. Hill charges past the Missouri Southern defender Hill had four receptions for 93 yards in the Home- coming game. Photo by Heather Epperly de ntLife Before the Homecoming game. Kel) Quinn places several plastic foam cups in the north fence of Rickenbrode Stadium spelling " Go Cats. " Bear- cat Sweethearts not only focused on football re- cruitment, but they also promoted Bearcat spirit Photo by Amy Roh FcK)tball Fe X7 UNIVERSITY mmm by Kelsey After being separated a little more than a month, two families reunited for the celebration of Family Weekend. The last words uttered by Vanae Cooper to her mother, Pam, were " I ' ll be fine, " to which Pam replied, " Me, too, " before she and her husband, Harold, drove back to their home in Thornfield, Mo. They had just helped their daughter move into Hudson Hall. The next 36 days would include changes within the family as each member awaited a reunion. " It seems like we just brought her up here, really, " Harold said. " A month seemed pretty short. " Vanae ' s roommate, Megan Prescott, also looked forward to being reunited with a family member, because the Coopers would be bringing her younger brother Sam with them. Megan ' s mother, Connie, was not able to come, because she had to run the Spring Valley Trout Ranch in Thornfield. With the lapse of time between Advantage Week and Family Weekend, Megan noticed a few changes in her younger brother. " He grew taller, " Megan said. " That ' s the first thing I thought of I was like, ' Man, Sam, you must have grown. Stand back to back with me. ' " Vanae ' s younger siblings. Rick and Vanessa, also came to visit. Vanessa even got a taste of life in the residence halls when she stayed with her sister and Megan. " She had a really good time, " Vanae said. " On Friday night she met some of the girls in the dorm and we sat up and talked and told her all about Northwest. " The group had its busiest agenda on Saturday. The young women took their families on a tour of the campus, which included a trip to the Student Union and the Bearcat Bookstore. Equipped with five new Northwest shirts, the group proceeded to the football game to see the Bearcats defeat Southwest Baptist University. Saturday continued with time on the town. The group went bowling at Bearcat Lanes and saw the Freshman Transfer Showcase play, " Juvie. " The • Continued ILY iH Is dentLife Tonic Sol-fa members came from Minnesota to Maryville for Family Day. Tonic Sol-fa was an a cappella quartet who entertained families on the Alumni House lawn before the football game. Photo by Heather Epperiy At the Family Day sponsored tailgate party at the Alumni House. ARAMARK caters a $5 all-you-can-eat barbecue.The tailgate party also had many campus organizations in attendance to get sponsorship from the alumni. Photo by Heather Epperiy The reciptcnti of this years Family of the Year award is the Smith family. The Smiths were nominated by son Joshua Smith. Photo bf Amy Rjoh Family dLP uvte by Kelsey Lowe Family Weekend continued a decade-long tradition for theater majors as the cast and crew of " Juvie " delivered a message to audiences at Mary Linn Performing Arts Center. " Juvie " told the story of 1 4 delinquents who ended up together in a city juvenile detention center. As each person told the audience how he or she got there, a " memory ensemble " acted out the criminal behaviors behind a spotlighted screen, creating a shadow effect. Steve Sanchelli traveled from Omaha, Neb., to see his son Matt perform in the memory ensemble. " I really enjoyed it, " Steve said. " I thought the actors portrayed their parts really well. My wife and I were saying it was one of the better plays we ' ve seen here. It never ceases to amaze me how talented all the young people are. " Despite having his parents in the audience, Matt said it did not make him nervous. " I was involved in shows in high school, so I was used to them seeing my shows, " Matt said. The Freshman Transfer Showcase production was composed of 30 of Northwest ' s newest talents. " I ' m glad I got involved, " Matt said. " Through the show, I ' ve met great friends. We ' re still hanging out together even though it ' s over. " While all of the acting and four backstage roles were filled by the freshmen and transfer students, the play also provided an opportunity for a few older students to adopt new positions. Megan Lampert ' s family traveled from Omaha, Neb., for her debut as stage manager. " I appreciate them doing a show that had a social message because you don ' t see that very often, " Megan ' s mother Jerilyn said. Megan ' s father Pat also thought the play presented an effective story for an often troubled society. " I think there are a lot of people who should see it, " Pat said. " It had a good message. I think it would be a good show to take on the road to high schools. " Haley Hoss, associate professor of dance, attributed the play ' s effectiveness to its talented cast and good planning. " I like the minimalist set and I liked the sound design, " Hoss said. " I thought the students did a really good job of researching their parts. " With its three-night run and Sunday matinee, " Juvie " provided an insightful experience for all. As they walk from Hudson Hallto the Student Union.Vanae and Megan point ou buildings they have classes in.After a snack at the Union they went to the bookstor to purchase Bearcat apparel for the football game later that day. Photo by Amy Ro While reading the latest edition of Northwest This Week, Venae ' s dad reads abou what is happening in his daughter ' s campus life.After the long trip up to Northwesi the women and their families enjoyed spending time together in the residence hal Photo by Amy Roh J r l w. 1-J mm ' m dentLife m younger generation ended their evening at a late movie at the Missouri Twin Theatre. " We went to see ' American Pie ' and the movie was messed up so much and they started laughing, " Megan said. " We had to sit there for about 20 minutes waiting for the movie to come back on. I was like, ' Yep, this is the town of Maryville. This is the movie theater. ' It was really funny. " Megan and Vanae both enjoyed their weekend with their siblings and with Vanae ' s parents, but wished they had more time. " It seemed like we were just doing one thing right after the other and I didn ' t ever get to sit down and have a real conversation with any of them to kind of know what ' s going on back home, " Vanae said. " It just went really, really fast. " The Coopers and Sam left Maryville at about 10 a.m. Sunday, following breakfast at Country Kitchen with Megan and Vanae. As they prepared to leave, it was questionable whether saying goodbye would be as difficult as it was on move-in day. " It was kind of sad, but we all knew that we had to say goodbye, " Vanae said. " It went really well, actually. Nobody broke down and cried or anything. " V»nae shows her mother » poster she purchased while at school, however it would not fit in her room so she sent it home with her parents.Vanae ' s parents brought food and newspapers from their hometown for the women. Photo by Amy Rob Family Da -- ,1 Dressed in her country ' s native clothing, Ruth Malasa raises the Zambian flag with her brother, Richard. Zambia was one of the new countries represented in the Harvey and Joyce White International Plaza this year. Photo by Amy Roh Before the Homecoming awards start, Ben Bruggemann tries to get the crowd dancing. The awards ceremony was a tribute to the hard work put into Homecoming. Photo by Amy Roh u dentLife ft MisTifbnyTrokcy and iindy Townsend cel- iliratt after teaming they ind Sigma Phi Epsilon ««n (irtt place for their hxR. The Phi Mus also •caivad third place for iMir house decoration mWi Deka Sifma Phi and ap|» Si|ma and variety ihow skit. " Bobby... Monhwtst for Bearcat. byAmyAoh. rvmlKw RAISIN by Sarah Smith and Jadyn Mauc A dull diud and a sharp crack ratded die windows and boggled die minds of Nordiwcst residences as die Bearcat Marching Band dmmline serenaded die campus at 5:30 a.m. Friday, Oa. 1 5. signaling the official start of Homecoming Weekend and Walkout Day. " The drumline is my favorite pan of Homecoming, " Jenna Rhodes said. " It starts the whole weekend on a bud, obnoxious note, which is what Homecoming is. " Playing various cadences and warm-ups, the drumline staned the morning in front of Hudson and Perrin residence halls. After numerous calls and complaints, the Maryville public safety arrived to stop the escapade. " ftopic usually get really angry, " drummer Ian Joyce said. " They yell and throw stuff, but its a tradition. " After the wake-up call, many smdents closed their eyes and fell back into slumber, but for others, the day started early. At the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity house, members hurried to finish their house decoration before the 5 p.m. judging. They had been working on the house decoration with the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority for five weeks. In mere hours, their hard work would be evaluated for the first time in four years. " We got a new house so we thought wed do a house dec, " Man Owings said. The three dimensional pyramid was daborate, using neariy 20 different colors and $2,500 worth of lumber, chicken wire and pomps. " When we get all done it looks rcaUy great, " Owong? said. " What really sucks, is that we spent five weeks on it to have it up for three days, and then it ' s gpne. " After the house decoration judging, organizations breathed a sigh of relief and moved their focus toward completing their floats and clowns. Walkout Day continued long into the nig t, as students across the campus scurried to finish up for the parade. As the sun came up Saturday, everything started to slowly fall into place. Prejudging for the parade started at 8 im., but many organizations met well before dawn to move their floats to the parade route. Phi Mu and Sigma Phi Epsifon staned moving their float at 5:30 a.m. It took over a hour to move from their buildir site, which was two miles away from the parade ' s starting point. " We started the day by walking two miles holding down the skirts, " Tonya Henr) ' said. " We haven ' t been to sleep ycc " The sleepless ni t pakl ofl for the organizations when they took first place for their float " It ' s a Small World. " On the odier side oftown, anodier Homecoming tradition was in full swing. Chris Cakes catered the lOth annual Keg$ and Egg$ breakfast at The Worid Famous Outback. Chris Cakes prepared 55 pounds of eggs abng with pancakes, sausage and coffee for the event. Although the business is located in Maryville, it traveled across the country catcrir to similar events. Since Ke and Egg was in Maryville, the eggs were pr urcd as a favor. • Continued 12 Homecommg " We do the e as a special thing, " Evonne White, Chris Cakes caterer, said. " We normally only do pancakes and sausage, but since the event is local we do the gs, too. " Also on the menu that morning was, of course, beer. There were approximately 20 kegs for the event, which attraaed about 450 people. Smdents were not the only ones who went for breakfast. Parents and alumni also went for the early meal. " It was a fun, crazy place, " Judy Fei ;uson, mother of Elizabeth Ferguson, said. " We were supposed to meet Elizabeth there, but she never showed up so we left. We had a lot of ftin, but we kind of stuck out because there were a few other parents there, but not very many. " While parents and smdents were enjoying the catered services inside, others were preparing for the parade outside. After a night of strong winds and rain, Nancy Hardee, International Smdent Oiganization sponsor, started her morning by repairing the organizations house decoration. On the fix)nt lawn of the Lutheran Campus House, Bobby Bearcat was vacationing in the Caribbean for Christmas. He was swinging in a makeshift hammock next to an ocean of balloons and e cartons. " Well, that ' s what it used to be before the winds came along and took it away, " Hardee said. ISO used items found around the house, because of the small amount of fiinds they had available; they spent a mere $200 on supplies. " We thought a Christmas vacation would be an easy thing to do because we had two trees and since we don ' t have a lot of money like the fiatemities and all, " Hardee said. " It does cost a litde bit to do this, but since we ' re not in competition with big organizations there ' s a chance that we could win a prize. We could even win our money back, plus some. " ISO ' s hard work paid off when they were awarded first place, $450 and a trophy for their house decoration. Because the ISO house is located on Fbtirth Street, their house decoration was displayed among the floats, mini-floats, jalopies and clowns created by fi:atemities, sororities and other independent oig nizations. The members of these organizations spent coundess hours preparing for one of the largest campus activities of the year. Some students started constmction of their floats, clowns and house decorations weeks before the parade, while others procrastinated until five days before the event. The Sigma Tau Gamma fiatemity waited until Monday before Homecoming weekend to create a lai Bobby Bearcat sphinx for the float compedtion. The fiatemity had not constmaed a float in 12 years, but they were offered money fix)m their alumni to compete in the Homecoming parade. " We never built a float because of a lack of interest and ftmds, but we build a wall every year as a house dec, " Jim Wiederholt said. " It ' s kind of a thing we like to do. It ' s a concealment basically. We always put a couch up and sit back here and drink. That plywood is supposed to gp on our roof As soon as we tear this • Continued Horace Mann students watch as the American flag is fastened to the rope that would take it to the top. Each of the children had the opportunity to help raise the flag. Photo by Amy Roh u dentLife i I ' PER AH Bearcat Superfan Guey Beane prepares to help the crocodile hunter Calder Young by sucking poisonous snake venom from his body. The Bearcat Superfans.a tradition in Phi Sigma Kappa ' s variety show skits, earned Beane the best actor award. Photo bf Chratint Ahrem For her portrayal of an Australian crocodile hunter in the variety show, Sigma Kappa Amy Beaver won the best actress award. The first place award for best s kit went to Alpha Sigma Alpha and Sigma Phi Epsllon. Photo by Amy Roh of the bv-Sara Sitzman , I nc sccunu annual raising wl the flags cook place at the Harvey and Joyce White Iniernational Plaza Friday, Oct. 1 5. The ceremony had become a pan of (he University t Homecoming festivities since the dedication of the Plaza in 1998. There were 54 poles in the Plaza, with flags representing the countries of the difl ercnt students attending Northwest. If there were not 54 studenu from 54 countries attending Northwest, past students flags were used. Joyce Botacio, a graduate student from Panama, raised her country ' s flag during the ceremony. " When you are away you miss your country, so it is very important to be recognized, " Botacio said. " It makes me feel good to raise my flag. " Seven countries were added to the Plaza during the ceremony: Haiti, Hong Kong, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand and Zambia. Ivo Ruitcrs from Holland displayed the Netherlands ' flag. " I ' m proud to show people something from my country. " Ruiters said. The flags were in alphabetical order, staning from the north end of the Plaza. The flags were replaced because of the deterioration they sustained from the wind and the rain. The ceremony was changed to a less formal atmosphere, and the coordinator worked to incorporate the international students by allowing them to raise their country ' s flag. lt brought the students w much closer together, " Dr. Negar Davis, director of international programs and multicultural afhin, said. " It was very emotional, moving, touching aitd great honor for the students. " 7 H(imecommg r m ' -M.W ( ■. •■ %f. te«rf|l ir»Wi» ' . ii Forward safety Ryan Miller puts Missouri Southern State College on the run as he tries to get close enough for a tackle. Missouri Southern didn ' t have a chance apinst the Bearcats and lost the game 52- 1 3. Photo by Amy Roh As a high school marching band parades by, Dave McAfee taunts them and dances to their song. Later on in the parade, Maryville Public Safety warned some parade, goers to settle down. Photo by Amy Roh dentLife i i kl i fe- down, it ' s going up. " S Tau members also recycled pieces of prcvioas house decorations to create the ' Berlin Wall. ' Bobby Bearcat was portrayed as knocking the wall down to another national championship. Because the wall was made of used materials, the fraternity saved some money and even made a profit from the aliunni. The total cost for their materials was $350. The alumni gave them $800 for doing the projea. " We wanted to try to get our name back on campus, " Wiederholt said. The fraternity did just that by taking fifth place in the highly competitive float competition and earned an additional $475. Some oigariizations used the parade to suppon a nationally recognized cause. Sigma Phi Epsilon members took turns teeter-tottering on a decade-old teeter-totter to support their philanthropy. From Wednesday morning until 10 a.m. Saturday, members dedicated 72 consecutive hours to the chiklhood pastime in the name of the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig ' s Disease. Sig Ep members built the teeter-rotter approximatdy 10 years ago and traditionally donated money ro ALS because of a member who had a ndative with the disease. Another unique aspea of the Northwest parade was the number of marching bands in participating. The Bearcat Marching Band kd the parade, but between the floats, jalopies and downs, 38 high school matching bands from surrounding cities and towns competed in a separate competition. " I saw bands fiom Pbtte Qty and Kansas City — I can ' t believe some of these bands came all this way for a parade, " Corrie Heliums said " Some of them arc good, but then there arc some of the small ones. I know they arc from this area, but why waste your time? The parade is so small — just up and around the comer. The addition of the marching bands helped fill in the gaps in the parade route, and lengthened the amount of rime. The parade officially ended at 1 1 :30 a.m. when the crowds of spectators depaned the streets and went their separate ways. Fans began arriving for the 2 p.m. football game before 1 p.m. Superfans showed up covered from head to toe in green and white. " We ' re true fens, " April Saurxlcis said. " We ' re wild and crazy and willing ro try anything. " Saundcis and friends spent hours searching for a cow bell ro enhance • Continued Dela Chi pledge Brandon Smith impresses the crowd at the Homecoming parade with the Irsh jig. The pledges stopped every few minutes and performed a dance routine for the onlookers. Photo by Htathtr Eppert, 77 Homecomih Smiles are contagious whenever Booby Bearcat is busy . " at work. Bobby stopped and said hello to many children during the Homecoming parade route. Photo t Heather Epperly riS their football cheers. " We went to 10 stores and finally we went to some farm store, " Saunders said. " The store didn ' t have the bell, b ut a farmer had one on the back of his tmck. He just gave it to us. " On the field, the Bearcats defeated Missouri Southem State Coll , 52-17. Afi:er catching seven passes for 93 yards and scoring two touchdowns, wide receiver Tony Miles was honored with the Don Black Trophy. Off the field, guarding a back entrance to the stadium, campus security officer Roy Gibbs concentrated on crowd control while watching the Bearcats in action. " I ' m always pumped for Homecoming, rooting for the home team, " Gibbs said. Across the street from Rickenbrode Stadium at the Phi Sigma Kappa house, Casey McConkey and his fraternity brothers took turns shooting a cannon. " This is fun and I just wanted to do it, " McConkey said. " I ' m pretty piunped, but Homecoming is a lot of stress. " The cannon was a 25-year-old tradition for the fraternity. With each Bearcat touchdown they loaded powder in a ram rod and put it in the cannon barrel to make a louder boom. As Saturday came to an end, smdents parked their floats and abandoned their clown costumes to b in a night fiee of stress. According to Homecoming r ;ularions, the floats and house decorations had to be destroyed before Sunday night. At the Delta Chi house, members and alumni planned to do just that. There was an unspoken Delta Chi tradition that some time during its annual Homecoming party with the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority, the house decoration would be destroyed. An entire month of building, pomping and preparation would all collapse in a matter of minutes. " It seems kind of odd that you work that long on something just to knock it down, " Joel Dickes, Delta Chi president, said. " It obviously can ' t stay up, and it ' d be nice to keep parts of it, but there ' d be no where to keep it and we have no use for it. " Late Saturday night. Delta Chi and theTri-Sigmas destroyed $2,000 of work, time and patience. However, this was not dissatisfying for the members. Homecoming was merely a time for them to build a sense of unity and continue tradition. " I guess the entire thing about Homecoming is slipping around and seeing what ' s going on, " Dickes said. " It re-emphasizes why I wanted to become a Greek. It ' s just one big weekend out of the year where everybody ' s around, and that makes the Greek community really tight. " The closeness of the Greek community and the campus was most apparent Sunday afternoon when the parade participants gathered at Rickenbrode for the awards presentation. After Phi Mu and Sigma Phi Epsilon were awarded best overall for their float, members screamed, cried and hugged each other. " This is the greatest feeling in the world, " Shannon Flinn said as she wrapped her arms around a sorority sister. " It takes so much time to do all of this, but it is so worth it. It is the most exciting feeling in the world. " dentLife Awards At the Alpha Kappa Lambda house, Kieli Berding fills gaps in their jalopy with more pomps. Fraternities and sororities usually work together on floats, house decorations and jalopies so more funds are available. Photo by Amy Roh Wide receiver Tony Miles holds his Don Black Trophy high. Miles received the award for his spectacular performance in the Homecoming football game. He caught seven passes for 93 yards, returned three punts for 81 yards and blocked an extra point attempt. Photo by Amy Roh Sorority 1 . Sigma Sigma Sigma. ' Eigth Wonder of the World " 2 Alpha Sigma Alpha, ' Olympic Rings and Flags ' 3. Phi Mu, " Bobby ' s Gondola of Love " Frattmily 1 . Delta Chi. " Chinese Parade Dragon ' 2 Tau Kappa Epsilon, " Bobby Around the World " Variety SIiqm; Greek 1 Sigma Phi Epsilon and Alpha Sigma Alpha, " Hey, You Didnt Know Bobby was from Africa? ' 2 Delta Chi and Sigma Sigma Sigma, " Revenge of the Northwest Nerds ' 3. Phi Mu and Phi Sigma Kappa, " Bobby.. North west tor Bearcat " Independenl 1 Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Sigma Alpha lota. " Secret Agent Bobby " PftOjIlt ' ] Best Skit: Alpha Sigma Alpha and Sigma Phi Epsilon Best Olio: Millennium Quartet Best Actor: WhosyourdaddyowsM, Casey Beane Best Actress: The Crocodile Hunter, Amy Beaver Hof DicfliitiaM: Highty CompettOvt 1 . Delta Chi and Sigma Sigma Sigma. " Bobby ' s New View of the World " 2. Alpha Sigma Alpha and Sigma Phi Epsilon. " Pyramids o( Egypt " 3. Phi Mu. Kappa Sigm a and Delta Sigma Phi. " Bobby Gets an International Rail Pass ' Competitive 1 . International Student Organization. " Bobby ' s Caribbean Christmas " 2. Alpha Tau Alpha, " Bobby Goes on a World Safari " 3. Residence Hall Council, " Seven Wonder of the World " Highly Competitive 1 . Phi Mu and Sigma Phi Epsilon. " It ' s a Small World " 2. Sigma Sigma Sigma and Alpha Gamma Rho, " Bobby Down Under " 3. Tau Kappa Epsilon and Alpha Sigma Alpha, " Roman Times " Competitive 1. Sigma Society. " Bobby ' s Arctic Adventure " 2. International Student Organization. " Bobby ' s Chinese New Year " 3 Horace Mann Labratory School Parade Supremux Sorority Phi Mu Fraternity: Delta Ctii Independent: Sigma Society HoM: PM Mu and Sigma Phi EpsMon House Decoration: Sigma Sigma Sigma and Delta Chi Vkrtety SDow Skit: Alpha Stgma Alpha and Sigma Ptii Epsilon Ht)mecomhi by Todd Snawl Tired and hungry after a long night out on the town, students continued to loyally patronize one of Maryville ' s eating establishments to remedy their late-night cravings. Because the drive-thru w indow never closed, Hardee ' s continued to be a favorite stop for students before they returned home for the night. With weekends being the busiest nights of the week, Hardee ' s made between $700 and $ 1 ,000 each night. The late-night business was good for Hardee ' s, and it occasionally produced some interesting and memorable experiences for employees and customers. " One rime I remember a drunk guy putting up a bunch of police tape all around the drive-thru area, and he wouldn ' t let anyone else through, " Hardee ' s employee Tiffany Kirkpatrick said. " I also had a drunk guy throw a beer botde at me. " Students often experienced some ftinny situations as a result of their trip for a late-night snack. " My roommate and I went to Hardee ' s late one night to eat, and she decided to go and pull on the locked front doors of the store, setting off the security alarm in the process, " Lisa Shawler said. Other students had different reasons for remembering their late- night Hardee ' s experience. " I would always tell the people at the drive-thru that it was my birthday, and they would sometimes give me free food, " Melissa Berecek said. " I also remember the huge line of cars filled with crazy people waiting to order at the drive-thru. " Others remembered simpler details about their dining experience at Hardee ' s. " I would always order a couple of hot ham and cheese sandwiches after I left the bar, " Brian Miller said. " There ' s nothing better than Hardee ' s food at 3 a.m. " With its appealing graveyard shift and extensive menu, which included delicacies such as biscuits and gravy, Frisco burgers and curly fries, Hardee ' s was a popular choice for many Northwest students. Not only was Hardee ' s a place to cure the " munchies, " it provided many students with a lifetime of memories. The blur of customers through Hardee ' s is a common sight after midnight. The line of cars often backs all the way around the restaurant, so late-night customers must be patient in order to receive their food. Photo by Heather Epperly Promptly filling each or- der, Justin Snuffer places the last container of fries into a bag before he de- livers them. Hardee ' s employee ' s must fill each order quickly to keep the long line of cars moving. Photo by Heatiier Epperly dentLife M)M fTMCini «ach dnw. Justin Snulhr colaca money and rKums wHth (he chanc quiddy Each stap must mo«« at a steady pace to avoid anp7 customers. Ptxno bf Heaher Epptrtf by Todd Shawlcr Gray ' s Truck Scop and Restaurant was another favorite place for students to obtain nourishment. Although its location on Highway 71 might not have been as ideal as other restaurants around the Maryville area, Gray ' s was still able to attract a large range of students with its delicious food, large serving sizes, inexpensive cost and late hours. " 1 always loved going out to Gray ' s on Sunday morning to eat, " Matthew Pcttit said. " Sometimes they ' d bring you so much food that you couldn ' t hardly fmish it all. It was really cheap food, too. " The menu had something that would appeal to everyone, with food ranging from biscuits and gravy and eggs to hamburgers and daily dinner specials. Another reason for Gray ' s success was i« late hours and willingness to remain open seven days a week. This gave students the opportunity to eat when it was most convenient for them, such as mornings after long nights of partying. Whether it was breakfast, lunch or dinner. Grays had something for everyone. Despite having to drive a little fanher. students were rarely disappointed with their eating experience and did not go home with empty stomachs. Hardee ' s Gra .]J by Laura Pea Calling home was a necessary part of " letting go " for some students, and the cost of that luxury changed with new long-distance telephone rates. The new rates gave students the opportunity to make calls to areas all around the country, paying only for the length of their conversations, rather than for the distance they called. Steve Chor, telecommunications technician supervisor, said officials had been looking for a non-distance dependent rate since prices had increased in 1998. " We did not feel that the increased prices were acceptable, and neither did students, " Chor said. Chor said the University had been using an AT T table as a reference to know what prices to charge for calls made to different locations. The rise in prices on that table motivated them to search for a more efficient way of charging students. The question of which long-distance rates to use was ultimately decided on a state level, and the non-distance dependent system won. Put into action, the new rates gave students the opportunity to make calls costing from 12.4 to 24.4 cents per minute, depending on the day and time the call was made. When compared with calling card rates, the prices were competitive, but Chor had not received complaints about the new system in its first few months. " If people were not complaining, we assumed it was going over well, " Chor said. However, for Trista Ide the new rates were not a positive change. Ide made two to three long-distance calls to family and friends per week and said the new rates were unreasonable. " I didn ' t like the way they changed the times, " Ide said. " I never called anyone from 1 1 p.m. to 8 a.m., when the rates were the cheapest. " Jina Lilly agreed the new rates would be more beneficial if the cheapest calling times were earlier in the evening, but said the new system would not have any big drawbacks. " I did not think the new rates would have much of an effect on people, overall, " Lilly said. In the scheme of campus living, long-distance phone rates were a small piece of the puzzle. To individuals, however, saving money and keeping in touch with friends and family were both important factors of daily life. The non-distance dependent rate system gave students a new way of keeping in touch and, for some, a way to live better fmancially. C u. dentLife Day Rate (Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) 24 4 ■ a:Tir?pcr minute Evening Rate (Sunday - Friday 5 p.m. - 11p.m.) - . ■cc t?pcr minute Night Rate (Every night 1 1 p.m. - 8 a.m.) TttuTpcr minute Weekend Rate (Saturday 8 a.m. - Sunday " " " • ' 12 4 Btustration by Erica ' Stnith LoniK Distance Ratis by Sarah Bohl With a new movie theater, new eating estabHshments and more shopping choices it may have sounded Hke Maryville was evolving into a metropoHs. Although that may have been an exaggeration, Maryville did experience a growth spurt. A Wal-Mart SuperCenter, the Hangar Movie Theater and fast-food chain Burger King were a few of the new businesses to appear in Maryville. The first of the new businesses to open was the Hangar, a movie theater designed and decorated to look like an airport hangar. The business was not only a five-screen theater, it also included a full restaurant, a game room with video games and pool tables and a dinner theater that could be used for a variety of events. The theater opened on Main Street, across from Wal-Mart on the South side of town. The Hangar was owner Tad Gordon ' s only theater. Gordon lived in the rural community of Princeton, Mo., which he said helped him come up with the idea of creating an entertainment facility like the Hangar. " No matter what small community you go into these days it seems they ' re really lacking in things for kids to do, so I was trying to figure out a cost-effective way to bring entertainment into smaller communities, " Gordon said. " Maryville looked like a prime market that needed something like this. " Employee Greg Graybill said customer response reflected Gordon ' s ideas. " Most people have said that this is really good for Maryville to have, and they really like to come back, " Graybill said. Construction on the theater began in the spring of 1999, but inclement weather slowed the process. The business was scheduled to open Sept. 1 , but officially opened Nov. 1 . When it opened, the theater opted to use minimal publicity to give employees time to adjust to larger crowds. General Manager Richard Groves said the Hangar employed 58 people in the restaurant and theater, with almost 95 percent being college students. " This, being a college town, has been incredible for my staffing, " Groves said. " It makes it difficult over the holidays, but for the most part college • continued JtudentLife A crowd suru to form on a Friday night at the Hangar Movie Theater The building was designed to look like an airport hangar, complete with decorations on the inside. Photo by Amy Roh The new Wal-Mart SuperCenter sunds unoccupied until April 1 9. the expected date when it will be open to the public. The decision to build the SuperCenter was made because of increase in sales. Photo by Chmtint Ahrens BMmM by Jadyn Mauck Following a renovation trend, the Maryvilk Public Library undertook a $650,000 renovation and addition project. $500,000 of the total was generated by 400 private donations from individuab, families and businesses. Diane Houston wrote a grant to the Missouri Sute Library for $40,500. The grant went in part to fiind a new elevator to the basement. The remaining costs were borrowed. Contractors broke ground June of 1 999 for a 5,300 square foot addition that would double the size of the existing building. During demolition, contractors discovered pieces of tombstones. A fire map from 1 900 revealed the land they were building on what was once a cemetery-engraving business and the land the library sat on was a livery stable (blacksmiths shop). The building that housed the library was built in ' 12 and was originally a post office. In 62, the federal government bought the old post office as surplus property and donated it to Maryville for a public library. A lower ceiling was construaed at that time to try to conserve heat. That ceiling was taken out during renovation and revealed a 22-foot ceiling. ' This is a big, beautiful, wonderfully-built building, " Houston said. Houston worked with architea Vernon Reed to redesign the library ' s floor plan. They planned to move shelves to the new half when it opened in late February or early March, aitd move the circulation desk toward the center of the building. The new building was designed to accommodate readers ' specific needs. A leisure- reading room, furnished with sofas and comfortable chairs, was added. An individual study room was also added, replacing the existing children ' s room. The new children ' s area was built to resemble an indoor bam and silo. The bam would have two levels and a skylight. While the exact date of completion was unknown, Houston kept a written and photo journal of the building ' s progress. ES a d by Naomey Wilford The Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corporation finished one expansion and estimated another woidd be completed by the end of April. Plant Manager Doug Sutton said the building should be finished by the spring to ensure enough time for new machines to be added in August. " We just finished one expansion on the north side and the one that ' s going up now (on the south side of the plant) started this fall, " Sutton said. Kawasaki had been growing since it opened in 1989, and Sutton said building additions had been made almost yearly since ' 93. " We have to keep expanding the building to create more capacity for production, " Sutton said. The current expansion cost approximately $3 million, but Sutton said the changes only benefited the corporation. " Kawasaki needs more space for building engines, and with the booming economy, sales have steadily increased, " Sunon said. At the concession stand in the Hangar, Jim Little rings up snacks for a customer. Owner Tad Gordon opened the Hangar to bring more entertainment options to Maryville . Photo by Amy Roh At the Cactus Grill and Cantina, partons can either stop in for a quick drink or to enjoy a Mexican meal. The Mexican restaurant was formerly Zipps, a homestyle steakhouse. Photo by Amy Roh J-IIIHI ' IIWWPIW— i m students arc a great source for my stafF. " Groves and Carissa both agreed the community ' s response to the dinner theater was greater than they had expected. The room contained a digital projector that allowed the theater to project powerpoint presentations for business meetings and television programs such as the Bearcat National Championship Football Game in Alabama. Gordon said he had his own ideas for the theater, but he also used feedback from people who were coming up with events to hold in the room. " The room really gives us some flexibility to offer to the people of Maryville something that they ' d have to travel a long way to enjoy, " Gordon said. " I think they ' ve really taken ownership in it and feel special about it. " Employee Carissa Cureton indicated that customers were happy with the new dinner theater. " TTieir response has been, ' Wow, that ' s neat, that ' s different, ' " Cureton said. " Almost everyone has said that they ' ve really enjoyed it. " Groves said one of the theater ' s biggest struggles was changing people ' s perceptions. Also, it was difficult trying to find a balance in the types of movies the theater shows. Groves admitted they still had not figured out a good formula. " Obviously we have several different audiences here — the family crowds, the older adult crowds and then the college crowds, which are completely different when it comes to the films they want to see, " Groves said. Future plans for the Hangar included offering a lunch buffet, delivering a full menu and hiring a person to talk with groups in the community to find out how the dinner theater might help fill their needs. One of the first new restaurants to open its doors was the Cactus Grill and Cantina, which served traditional Mexican food. Beginning in January, this restaurant took the place of Zipp ' s Steakhouse under the ownership of Charlie Wooten. The Mexican restaurant opened its doors on Missouri Highway 46, bringing a bit of culinary culture to Maryville. Another new business in town was the Wal-Mart SuperCenter on South Main, next to the original Wal-Man. The SuperCenter was scheduled to open April 19, 2000. under the management of Lonnie Scheffe. He said while there were differences among all Wal-Marts, there were specific differences that were standard with a SuperCenter such as a grocery store. " The SuperCenter carries a full-line grocery that a Wal-Mart would not, " Scheffe said. " It picks up the deli, the bakery, the meat department and the produce department. " Scheffe also said other SupcrCcntcrs carried businesses such as an optical center, hairdresser, continued Patron Clint Lambert sits at the bar at the Cactus Grill and Cantina and talks with other customers as they watch ESPN on the television. The Mexican restaurant, with a Southwest decor, had a laid back aanosphcre. Photo bf Antf Roh -% p New Businesses Icung a new ucation by Kristi Williams It took a long time, but Maryville middle school students and teachers said goodbye to the old Washington Middle School, and hello to a btand new facility. The city of Maryville put up a bond issue in 1 997 to allocate funds for the elementary, middle and high schools. The largest allocation was for building a new middle school on the south side of town. According to Peggy Schieber, assistant principal, the new school was a must. " Our other school was about 90-years old and just needed way too many repairs, " Schieber said. " The electrical system could not handle computer hookups or any new technology. We just could not make it adapt anymore. We had to move for the students. " The new building was started in June of ' 98, and the students and teachers moved into the new facility a litde over a year later, in August of ' 99. At an open-house in the fall of ' 99, the students showed it off to their parents. The student council gave guided tours to visitors that evening, and Schieber said they had a great time. Students were not only excited to show their new building off to the public, they were also excited about the new innovations in the school. They could not wait to get in and try everything out. " There are so many new things we can do here, " Schieber said. " It ' s an exciting place to learn. Everywhere you go, you see students eager to learn and working on something new. It ' s great to see them this excited about learning. " Manager Charlie Wooten talks with customers as they taste test his margaritas. The Cactus Grill and Cantina offered a $2.50 drink special for margaritas on Wednesday nights. Photo by Amy Roh At the Hangar Movie Theater, Manager Tracey Pendleton talks with customers as they are served. Maryville ' s new movie theater housed five screens and a dinner theater. Photo by Amy Roh f6%N bank and one-hour photo, though the planning in Maryville was still all preliminary. Construction of the SuperCenter was faster than expected because of the agreeable weather through the summer and fall, Scheffe said. The building was actually finished before the workers were ready to move into the new store. " Good weather helped us tremendously, " Scheffe said. " It put us way ahead of schedule and we picked up about 30 days. " Scheffe estimated the current Wal-Mart employed about 1 70 people, with nearly one-third being college students. To fill all the positions available at the SuperCenter, Scheffe expected to hire between 300 and 350 more people. " I would look forward to picking up more college students, since their schedules would fit better, " Scheffe said. " We ' ll be keying in on those who can only put in two or three days a week, and piece it together that way. " The decision to build a SuperCenter in Maryville was based on sales per square foot. Maryville consistently surpassed the minimum sales for the four years Scheffe had been manager. " We have a bottom figure, and once we start exceeding that they start looking at us for a SuperCenter, " Scheffe said. Scheffe believed a SuperCenter would benefit the community in many ways. " We should pull from up to a 1 50-mile radius around us, so we should actually pull more people into this town, which enables merchants to get more exposure to people and bring more dollars to Maryville, " Scheffe said. Northwest students felt the addition would benefit them as well. " I think it ' s great, " Kendra Finney said. " It ' s what every town needs. " Students also looked forward to the one-stop shopping a SuperCenter provided. " It ' s going to be very convenient, " Jeremy Day said. " I ' ll be able to shop for school things and groceries all at once. " A new fast-food restaurant was also scheduled to come to town. Burger King confirmed they would be building new facilities in Maryville within the next year. Although no definite plans had been laid for construction or opening of the business. Northwest students had already begun responding to the news. " I think it ' s great, " Misty Durham said. " It gives students more opportunities to do things here instead of driving an hour away. " With all the new business prospects opening, it was a way to keep students entertained without leaving the comforts of home. New Busine s r The release of movies such as " The Blair Witch Project " and the " Sixth Sense " gave students Jim Glaub and Melissa Ough quite a scare. Photo Illustration by Heather Epperly byAmyZepnic Shrieks, sweaty palms, racing hearts.... From Mary Shelly ' s " Frankenstein " in 1818 to the present day " The Sixth Sense, " horror has intrigued moviegoers since the invention of special effects. " (I go) for the adrenaline rush, " Brad Nanneman said. " It ' s so suspenseful to sit through and makes me think the w hole way home. " Besides provoking thought, people also experienced degrees of paranoia after viewing horror flicks. " I get so freaked out after a movie, " Emily Mersmann said. " I don ' t want to be alone for a couple of days — scared something will get me. " After-images were also frequent. Most recurring images are from the last scenes of any horror film. For instance, " The Blair Witch Project, " a movie that grossed $4.1 million in its first weekend, left images of bloody handprints on the wall, a frantic girl and a quiet man standing in the corner. These lasting effects were what movie-goers anticipated and remembered. " After ' The Blair Witch Project ' I was so jumpy, " Mersmann said. " A movie attendant startled me so I screamed. " Mersmann ' s fear had an effect on the Missouri Twin Theater movie attendant Justin Ross as well. " These girls came out of a movie and screamed, " Ross said, " k scared the hell out of me. " He also explained other effects of horror films. People shrieked, jumped into their date ' s arms and one man attending " The Blair Witch Project " vommited after exposure to the jiggly camera work. Horror films attracted many different people. " Everyone from little kids with their parents to senior citizens, " Ross said. " It depends on the type of movie, too. When we had ' Eight Millimeter, ' there were a lot of gothic people. Some guy even told me, ' I came yesterday and threw up. Now I have a full stomach. ' I was like, thanks a lot. " It was common for people to insert bathroom and smoking breaks during movies to calm nerves. And although people rarely left a movie out of fear, bad experiences occured. " When I was young, my mom never let me watch scary movies, (she was) afraid it would give me nightmares, " Kent Ruehter said. " Well, I saw ' Gremlins ' anyway and it scared me to death. I had nightmares forever. " With all the hype, one had to wonder if the horror industry was increasing in popularity. " No, it ' s a steady industry that just doesn ' t grow old, " Brandy Eversmeyer said. The industry not only continued to prosper, it increased in intensity. " We had movies like ' Halloween ' with Jamie Lee Curtis whose effects were terrible, " Ruehter said. " Now people like Kevin Williams are creating unpredictable endings that lure people to see these films. It ' s increasing popularity because it ' s increasing quality. " Society sees a need for heart-pounding, fear-inducing flicks. " For two hours you are in the movie scared like the characters, " Cindy Phillips said. " But once the lights come on, you ' re back to reality. It ' s an escape. " miiden tLife Sc ream by Sarah Smith For some, scary movies were a thrill. They were a way to escape from the realities of life and be transported to another place and time. For others, when the lights came up signaling the end of the film, these fantasies continued. Stephanie Spencer was one student who carried her movie fascination off the screen. She had been huge fan of the movie " Scream " ' since it was first released in 19%. " I can ' t explain it, " Spencer said. " Emotions ran through me and I thought that it was such a great story. The fact that it revised the movie genre amazes me. " Spencer ' s love for the movie turned into a fetish. She owned three copies of the movie " Scream, " and three copies of the sequel " Scream 2 " — the wide screen version, the director ' s cut and the director writer ' s audio commentary. When Spencer was not watching the movie " Scream, " site was relating other movies to it. She had the ability to take any actor or actress and relate him or her to the film. When she came to Northwest, Spencer wanted to leave this talent behind. It wasn ' t until one of her good friends told her sorority sisters about the talent that the fun began again. " I didn ' t want to tell people here because I was afraid they ' d be scared, " Spencer said " It came up in conversation one day because my best friend had told some people. They were like. ' Oh my gosh, I want to try! ' " So Spencer did just that. " Harrison Ford — Harrison Ford was in the movie Star Wars ' with Carrie Fisher, who was in ' Soap Dish ' with Cornelia Kiss, who was in ' Scream 2 " Spencer has shirts, movie posters and even a string of lights with the masked man from the film. Although this may seem like a morbid collection, she considers it to be a part of her life. ' It ' s like an oM friend. ' SperKer said. Scary Mdv ,44 by Jadyn Mauck Haifa century ago, J. W. Jones, Northwest ' s sixth president, dreamt of a place where students could congregate. In 1952, his dream became a reality with the construction of the J. W. Jones Student Union. In ' 96, an addition was built doubling the size of the building. In ' 97, planning for a complete renovation of the building started. " The old building had real deficiencies: mechanical, electrical, heating and cooling, sound and lighting, " Kent Porterfield, vice president of student affairs, said. " There was a lot of wasted space; no good, common space. The offices were spread out. This was an opportunity to rethink it all with tomorrow ' s students in mind. " Creating more space for students was a reoccurring theme during the designing of the new building. To create more informal gathering places, several benches, tables and chairs were placed throughout the building, and a television room with a fireplace was added to the second floor. The actual student space allotted was much bigger than in the previous Union. In order to create more room for students, space was taken from administrative offices and food areas. " It was designed to be the hub of student activities, " Porterfield said. " People will be drawn to it because of what it has to offer. " On the second floor across from the TV room, the Bearcat Bookstore, Freshens, Sweets ' n ' Treats and Java City Coffee, a new coffee shop containing 40 additional seats, made up the retail area. Student Senate, Re sidential Life and other campus organization offices were also located on the second floor. Student organization office space was added to give smaller organizations both a meeting and a work place. This work space provided a copy machine, office supplies and a secretary to assist group members. A large multicultural office was shared by the International Student Organization and the Alliance of Black Collegians. This office assisted international students with paperwork for entering and leaving the country, and provided shuttles around Maryville. It also focused on recruiting students to study abroad. Renovation began in May of ' 98 and was expected to be finished by August of ' continued Wtl dentLife In (h« Sw«tt ' i ' n ' Treats Shop. Laura Chamberlain patiendy wain for Machelle Kenagy to finish makin| h«r fruit smoothie The expansion of the shop was one of the highlights of the Student Union Photo bf Chmtint Ahrens Sweet ' s " n " Treats employee Kim Severson stocks the shop full of Valentine ' s Day candy to prepare for the upcoming holiday An added bonus for the shop was that students could purchase items using their Bearcat Card. Photo by Oirisune A irens Qianong tor the y bySarehBohl 1 1 1 ( (•t? Northwest students saw many changes in their eating habits over the past few yean — not in how much they ate, but where. Before renovations began in 1998, the Student Union was the only place on campus to eat. The cafeteria was located on the second floor, while the ground floor contained places such as the World of Cuisine, Dunkin ' Donua and Sweets ' n ' Treats. However, when the renovations began, so did the changes in campiu dining locations. Bytes, Hubbard ' s Cubbard and the Cellar all became part of Northwest students ' vocabulary. Bytes was a small food court located in the Garrett-Strong Science Building. Hubbard ' s Cubbard was a grab-and- go area in the Administration Building. The Cellar, located in the basement of the Conference Center, was the main Italian food provider on campus. Once most were used to the changes, campus dining moved back from its many different locations to one main area in ' 99. Some places managed to survive the switch. People could still grab fresh-baked cookies and other snack items at Hubbard ' s Cubbard, but other areas such as Bytes, ceased to exist. The Cellar survived, only in a slighdy altered state. Instead of serving Italian food, it turned into a convenience store, selling items such as laundry detergent and Kleenex Students could still buy pizza using their Aladine Card, but it came from Pizza Hut and Dominos, iiutead of Itza Pizza delivery. X ' hile students nuy have been shuffled around by all the changes, in the end campus dining still provided a little somctiiing fbr everyone ' s tanet. 2000. However, construction was ahead of schedule and was anticipated to be finished early in the summer of 2000 with the grand opening still being held the following August. A $25 million budget was created for both the Union and South Complex Residence Halls renovations. The Union took up approximately $12.5 million. Funding was financed through revenue bonds, which were sold to investors and would be paid by the University over the next 20 years. The cost was passed along to students by increasing the price of tuition and room and board. " The cost is not bothersome, we needed it, " Mary Beth Russell said. " It will be nice having a coffee shop and a place to really hang out. " Despite the tuition increases, the University could not afford to build another floor so they compromised by simply adding outdoor furniture. The outdoor eating area opened in the spring 2000 when the weather was agreeable. While seating was located on the second floor, the food establishments were moved to the first floor. The previous building had food concepts on both the first and second floors. The first floor was divided into two parts. One part consisted of a cafeteria-style food court and the other contained a restaurant, Fine Dining. Fine Dining provided an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet and menu service for dinner. The third floor was dedicated to conference rooms and a reading room which replaced an out-dated ballroom. The reading room was designed with big windows, comfortable chairs and couches so students could read in a quiet • continued . -- V tudentLife Before the fall trimester sorted, the exterior of the Student Union had not yet been completed. At the beginning of the fail trimester the downsuirs food court was ready for students. Photo by Amy Roh Contractors Dennis Ducharuie and Steve Weidemaier check over the blue prints of the Student Union. Construction vwrkers and crew worked long hours to complete the job Photo by Chmtine Ahrtns Student Unic uin ' ' Org izing ORGANI yCTlONS by Jadyn Mauck While contractors reconstructed and repaired the walls of the Student Union, the offices within those walls were also renovated. TTie Student Leadership Office was new to the University and offered itself to any University-aiFiliated organization. " It was the brain-child of Kent Porterfield, " Bryan Vanosdale, director of campus activities, said. " It developed through conversation between other colleagues. " The Student Leadership Office housed Student Senate, International Student Organization and Alliance of Black Collegians, but was designed to serve smaller organizations as a resource center. It offered a place for members to send and receive mail and faxes, and cabinet space could be reserved bi-weekly. Several computers with Internet connection and publication software were also available. " Slowly but surely students are beginning to take advantage of this, " Vanosdale said. " We knew students would not be lined up for this, but its still growing. " The Student Leadership Center offered office supplies such as a copy machine, laminator and paper cutters. It also offered services such as five secretaries who were hired to assist group members. " We felt this was needed for our students on our campus, " Vanosdale said. environment between classes. As the spring trimester fmislied, contractors continued renovation of the Union and students and staff watched the building change. Offices opened and students returned to the Union for various needs and entertainment. " This building was designed to provided a litde something for everyone, " Porterfield said. Food service employee Debbie Rhoades fills a plate of fries for a student. Among many others, Caf6 Features offered a variety of choices in the Student Union. Photo by Christine Ahrens On the second floor of the Student Union, Esra Inal finishes paperwork. The identification operations department moved from Thompson-Ringold Building to the Union. P joto Christine Ahrens k Student UnioiV Thoughtfully taking a drag from his cigarette, Craig Markus spends some of his leisure time in front of the Student Union. He is among many Northwest students who smoked and socialized during lunch hours. Photo by Christine Ahrens " teidc ntLife by Sarah Smith Small children eager for knowledge were repeatedly told to say no to drugs. Images of tar-covered lungs flashed across television screens during drug-awareness videos. These images were meant to educate as well as frighten young minds. Between Drug Abuse Resistance Education classes and former U.S. President Ronald Reagan ' s ' Just Say No ' campaign, some of these children began experimenting with tobacco. At that young age, some even became addicted. " I had my first cigarette when I was 14, " Chrissy Tu le said. " 1 smoked every once in a while to be cool. 1 was 16 when I started smoking every day. " A study conducted by the Community Outreach Health Information Systems in Boston showed that 75 percent of people who smoked started in ninth grade. Eighty percent of smokers staned before the age of 2 1 . " I was 12 years old when my older cousin got me hooked, " Dustin Lehr said. " I think of quitting every day by chewing (tobacco); at least that way I don ' t wake up coughing tar balls. " Coughing was only one of the mild side effects of smoking. As the years progressed, the symptoms could become worse — from lung disease to heart disease and even cancer. The best way to avoid these factors was to never latch on to the deadly addiction. " I don ' t buy cigarettes, I bum them, " Jeff Garrett said. " I usually only smoke at parties and in clubs. " Social smoking rapidly came to a halt as several public facilities and businesses chose to be smoke-ftxx. Even the residence halls of Northwest caught on to this trend. Phillips, Dieterich and Franken halls were made smoke-free. Tlie other halls on campus had only one or two floors where smoking was permitted. Students who could not smoke in their rooms stepped outside of the buildings. Hudson Hall Council took these people into consideration and purchased ashtrays and benches to help cut down on debris. Students also smoked outside other buildings on campus, except for Colden Hall. In 1998, the Colden Coordination Committee voted to make the stairs on the north and south east sides of the building smoke-free. Large " No Smoking " signs were hammered to the walls, informing students and faculty that their habit was not welcome. All it took was a short walk down the sidewalk to the Student Union to find a place where smoking was permitted. This became a problem during the first few weeks of school, when smokers turned the extra dining tables outside to a smoking section. With the renovation of the Union, there was a minimal amount of seating. The administration placed extra tables and chairs directly outside the building so students would have a place to sit. " People didn ' t utilize the tables as dining areas, so we couldn ' t expect the ARAMARK people to keep the area clean, " Carol Cowlcs, assistant vice president of student affairs, said. The tables were removed and students had to find alternative places to sit. As for making the residence halls smoke-free, " It wouldn ' t me if it happened in the future, " Matt Baker, residential life coordinator, said. " Society as a whole is moving towards a no- smoking environment. " Sm( k c,4P Books, calculators and phones are commonly stored in backpacks. Students ordinarily filled their bags to the brim for the day ' s adventure. Photo Illustration by Amy Roh by Naomey Wilfon Amid the rush and chaos of preparing for and traveUng to class, students stashed tons of items in their backpacks. Students usually packed traditional classroom necessities such as textbooks, notebooks, pens and pencils in their bags, but sometimes they prepared for the extreme, leaving nothing behind. Tonya Stagner and Amy Milligan stuffed their bags with pain relievers, gloves, lotion, chapstick and Kleenex. They were always prepared for headaches and colds that often resulted from the grind of college responsibilities and exhaustion. " You can never be too prepared, " Milligan said. Many students filled their bags with basic items like keys, cigarettes and lighters, Walkmans, glasses and gum. Kristal Yost, was asked many times for " the kitchen sink. " " My friends are always asking me for things, because they know I carry all this stuff around, " Yost said. Yost always had numerous items in her backpack: butterscotch candies, hand cleaner, an exacto knife, a small plastic cross, a watch, ponytail holders, a yo-yo, a toy car, Elmer ' s glue and a flashlight. " It ' s just common sense stuff, " Yost said. " I carry around basically whatever fits. " Not only did Yost carry around items that often came in handy, but she managed to fit in a few extras for good luck. For example, she had a smashed clarinet ligature in her bag that a bus ran over at a marching band contest in Carrollton, Mo. " I found it on the ground, picked it up, and we won that day, " Yost said. " From then on, it was my lucky charm. " Another student, Tae Young also kept important items in his bag. He had a passport, a checkbook and an electronic dictionary. The passport traveled with him from Japan to America, and the checkbook and dictionary helped him while he was in the United States. Students carried some not-so-important, but fun items with them, as well. Gwen Evans had a purple, dog Cushball in her bag and Jenny Schell said she put litde army men in her bag. " I got bored and played with them in school, " Schell said. " We used to have little wars. " A few students said in the past they carried forbidden things in their backpacks. Ryan Giofifredi, Dustin Lehr and Christopher Halbert used to stash beer in their bags and Laura Kozel hid a baseball cap. " Hats were always illegal in high school, " Kozel said. Students like Milligan and Yost took their backpacks everywhere — to camp, home and around campus. Where ever they were taken, backpacks held a place for many things in the lives of most Northwest students. ShidentLife Cluttered boxes and office supplies occupy the space of Dr. Michael Steiner ' s new office. The entire history department moved from Garrett-Strong Science Building to Thompson-Ringold Building during renovations. Photo by Christine Ahrens Pictures of friends cover the desk of Jill Sievers as she works on her bed. Many students brought keepsakes from home to make their room more personal. Photo by Doug Hubble ottidentLifc by Jaclyn Mauck In the fall, thousands of students packed their personal belongings and traveled in the name of education. Once uprooted from family and friends, students referred to the residence halls of Northwest as home. Trying to cram a television, microwave, refrigerator, computer, two beds and two closets in one room was a recipe for chaos. To make room for the finer things in life, such as electronic devices, residents moved their bedroom up a level. The most popular space saver on campus was a loft. Under the bed, students created kitchens, entertainment or computer centers or even a guest bed. " People come in and lounge on your bed and it ' s just better to have furniture, " Sue Scholten said. Scholten spent $55 on a custom-made double loft. The loft used four ground pillars and several beams to support her. " I ' m glad we did it because there are no poles in the middle of the room; it really opens things up, " Scholten said. Scholten was not the only resident who devoted time to decorating a temporary residence. Russell Wenz spent two and a half hours sticky-tacking his entire 3-year-old collection of Got Milk and Absolut Vodka advertising cutouts to his walls. " I can ' t stand bare, white walls, " Wenz said. " It feels too much like an institution. " Decorations did not have to have sentimental value, some were simply fun. Second-year roommates, Cathy Fleak and Jennifer Bonnett covered their room with Christmas lights, glow- in-the-dark stars, pictures of various breeds of puppies and Scooby Doo posters. Even the refrigerator was decorated with magnetic letters. " Last year our walls and ceiling were completely covered, " Bonnett said. " My friend used to get mad because I would never go to her room. Well, I like mine better. " Some people on campus did not have to luxury of decorating or even unpacking. The history department had been shuffled across campus due to renovations. " We have portable offices, " Dr. Michael Steiner said. The offices were originally housed in Colden Hall, then were moved to Douglas Hall, then to the Garrctt-Strong Science Building. They also moved to Thompson-Ringold Building, then to Valk Agriculture Building and finally to the third floor of the Administration Building. " The bi est problem is that we have so many books, " Steiner said. " I ' ve only unpacked half of mine. " Despite the constant moving, Steiner did display a few items to make his office personal. Piaures of family sat beside a Yoda figurine. " I ' m not a big ' Star Wars ' fan, but I like Yoda, " Steiner said. " He ' s wise and small. It was a gift from a student. " Students and faculty alike felt the need to add a personal touch to the space they called their own. Whether they planed to stay a month or a year, they expressed their individuality through their rooms and offices. f -y Rixims and Offices- ' Surrounded by flowers and balloons, Julie Pole sits behind the Perrin Hall front desk waiting for the residents to pick up their gifts. Many special deliveries were made to campus on Valentine ' s Day. Photo by Christine Ahrens At the Student Union, Erica Myers scoops her dessert from a Valentine ' s Day buffetThe buffet was ideal for single students or couples on a limited budget. Photo by Amy Roh " w m Ir, )tudentLife by Sarah SmitI Traditionally. Valentine ' s Day was a time of love and togetherness. An entire day dedicated giving gifts, being with that someone special and uttering sweet words all in the name ot love. However, when no significant other existed, the day became a time to find the true meaning of Feb. 14. " Valentine ' s Day can be overrated because I think you should show someone you think they ' re special everyday, " Amanda Shaffer said. " Granted, it is a nice day if you have someone to share it with. " Shaffer was one of many single students who spent the day with friends and not a significant other. She simply sat back and watched as the people around her received flowers, gifts and cards. However, ShafTer did not let this bring her down; she found an alternative to the day. " A bunch of us that are single are going to draw names and give each other carnations and a stuffed animal so we don ' t feel left out, " Shaffer said. Among Shaffers group of giving was Maggie Werning. The women shared similar views of the holiday, and participated in traditional gift-giving activities. " I was notorious for taking a bag of Hershey Kisses to school and giving them to my friends, " Werning said. " Or sitting back and watching my best friend get all these gifts from all these different guys. " Werning ' s friend, Kristi Wendt, said she received gifts from only one guy Valentine ' s Day. She and her boyfriend, Dan Vivone, spent an entire week celebrating their one-year anniversary and the holiday. " Maggie likes to exaggerate, " Wendt said. " Usually its her swooning me with presents, and she thinks everyone gives me presents, but they are mostly from her. " No matter who did the gift giving and receiving, Werning spent the day solo. She said despite this drawback the holiday was special and she was glad there was a time of year devoted entirely to love. " It makes me happy that they have set aside a day, I ' m a hopeless romantic at heart, " Werning said. " I think it ' s neat that there is a special day that you ' re supposed to devote to your significant other. But on the other hand, I think it works out better if they know e ' eryday you ' re the one they want to be with. " In scene eight of Sexual Responsibility 1 1 . a program put on bx RIGHTS for Sex Responsibility week. Eric Liebing and Andrea jorgensen ptay Meg and Brian who arc two friends wtth the same disease. This program was designed to educate the campus and comnxinity about dating, relationships, sexual diseases and sexual harassment. Photo bfjohn Petronc Valentine ' s D P Ten minutes before classes start, a line of commuter cars forms as students wait for parking spots to open.The parking lot behind Valk Agricultural Building was the most convenient parking spot for students with classes on the north side of campus. Photo by Amy Rah In a fire zone outside of Wells Hall, Daniel Tiller issues a ticket. On a busy day.Tiller gave approximately 50 tickets. Photo by Amy Roh ¥i, dentLife I ► K X T A " ! ' T Jl « m WWP by Sara Sitzmaii It was 1 1 p.m. Sunday and a student had just arrived back to Maryvillc after a three-hour drive visiting home. All he wanted to do was go to his room and sleep. Although this .sounded simple, he still had to unpack his car of clean clothes, homework and all the comforts he brought from home. Dreading the three trips it would take him to haul everything inside, he realized he had not seen an open parking space in eyesight of his residence hall. This fictitious, but scary, scenario was an all-to-common reality for many students. Open parking spaces were a rare sight for those with vehicles on campus. Parking permits were mandatory and cost $70. " It was ridiculous the price we had to pay for the permit, especially since there are no places to park even close to your dorm, " Jennifer Spreckelmeyer said. A total of 3,956 parking permits were sold to residents, commuters and faculty combined. Commuters owned 1,717 permits, residents purchased 1,553 permits and faculty had 610 permits. On campus, there were a total of 3,196 parking spaces available. However, if loading zones, handicap spaces, reserved areas, service areas, visitor spots and residential life areas were excluded, there were only 2,919 parking spots available. Mark Schuster said although there were parking spaces available, the locations were not always convenient. " There is only a small area to park by North Complex and most of us have to walk a long way from where we can find parking, " Schuster said. In times of desperation, drivers sometimes created new parking spaces. According to Aaron Sanders, the reason he made a new place to park was plain and simple. " The only places to park are illegal, " Sanders said. Those who creatively made new parking spots were often discovered by Campus Safety and recognized and given ticket. Campus Safety estimated a total of 80 to 90 tickets were written each day. The need for more spaces was recognized and plans were underway to create more parking for drivers. The parking lot near the Martin-Pedersen National Guard Armory expanded to create around 265 more spaces. Eighty-five new parking places would be added to lot 14, which was located north of the Garrett-Strong Science Building. The lot south of the water tower would extend to add 94 more places. North of the water tower, 84 more parking slots were in the plans. The biggest area in construction took place north of Garrett-Strong. This new lot would be able to hold 200 to 300 cars. Until big changes occurred, open spaces were an oasis in a desert of cars and parking ticket numbers continued to grow. Parki " Ag Photo by Amy Rah br ' MSpqlttical by Laura Pearl V V 1 O iJ U i Vi Emphasizing the role of the United States in molding a work- able system of world existence, the former President of Poland, Lech Walesa, spoke to a crowd of Northwest students and local community members at the Mary Linn Performing Arts Cen- ter. Walesa, president of Poland from 1990-1995, came from humble beginnings. Growing up in the Polish countryside, in times torn by war and its aftermath, Walesa lived what he called a simple and honest life. However, with the rise of communism in his country, Walesa saw a lack of honesty that angered him. " My countrymen constantly opposed communism, but could not really win against it, " Walesa said. Walesa realized something had to be done. In ' 70, he became a member of the strike committee at the Ixnin Shipyard. Ten years later, he began to lead the Solidarity Movement that stressed EkHTEN freedom, and came to a head when the Lenin Shipyard Strike erupted. Walesa continued to serve the Solidarity Movement in the early ' 80s, surviving a year of jail time and receiving a Nobel Peace Prize in ' 83 for his dedication to freedom. Walesa stressed that he was not trying to play the role of a hero. " It wasn ' t my intention to become a politician or an activist, " Walesa said. " . . . providence allowed me to participate in great events. " With about 100 honorary degrees and many medals, Walesa seemed to have reached a respectable status as a world leader, butj his goal was not recognition, rather, achievement. j " I want to work as hard as possible and achieve as much as; possible, " Walesa said. Walesa worked in a different manner as he spoke with Mary . ' illei and campus residents than he had in his original struggles. He. ceased hold of concepts such as globalization and cooperation! instead of the basic ideal of freedom. He also emphasized the! United States ' role to take charge as the only remaining super-i power. " If the superpowers do not come up with this constitution, noj one will, " Walesa said. Walesa shared his ideas and his suggestions on how to make the world into a workable system of countries. His perspective pro- vided students and community members with a new way of look- ing at world politics and life, giving them a larger foundation on which to build their futures. byTodd ShawlerL Civil Litigator Jan Schlichtmann made his mark on the cam- pus as he took part in the University ' s Distinguished Lecture Series. His lecture emphasized the importance of environmental aware- ness and how people could learn from nature in order to solve complex environmental problems. " dcn tLife Photo by Hfatt er Epperly Schlichtmann, a graduate from the University of Mas- sachusetts- Amherst and Cxirnell Law School, brought a lengthy list of career accomplishments with h im. One notable ac- complishment was his representation of eight Woburn, Mass., families fighting against two powerful corpora- tions, W.R. Grace and Beatrice Foods. The groundbreaking Woburn case involved a number of families who believed water contamination caused by industrial waste was to blame for the high rate of leukemia within their community, especially among the children. With Schlichtmann ' s help, the £unilies were able to expose the truth about the contaminated water and also receive compensation for those suffering health problems from the water. As a result of the Woburn case, Schlichtmann was portrayed by actor John Travolta in the movie " A Civil Action. " He was also featured on " 60 Minutes, " " Nova, " and in magazines and news- papers around the country. The main theme Schlichtmann tried to get across was that liti- gation was not the real answer to solving the many environmen- tal problems the world is facing. " Litigation never solved a singled problem. " Schlichtmann said. Ii only made things worse. People working with one another solve problems. " . SHARES ' by Mark Hornickelh A F L R 1 1 N C t : The first picture he took was of a rainbow. As the worlds only fiill-time professional storm chaser, he shared his talcs with the audience at the Mary Linn Performing Arts C ' enter. Warren Faidley dazzled the audience with a combination of humorous and frightening stories about softball-sizcd hail, elec- trifying lightning and gigantic waves. His stories stemmed from 10 years of pursuing all types of violent weather. 1 lowever, Faidley said storm-chasing was not as easy as some people may have thought. " Most people think chasing is a lot like ' Twister, " where you go out and see seven tornadoes in a day and then go have a steak dinner at Aunt Flm ' s, or whoever it was, and then go see another seven tornadoes, " Faidley said. " It actually doesn ' t work that way. Clhasing requires a lot of patience. Ihere are times where I ' ve gone out for a year or two and haven ' t seen a tornado. ' Although science seemed dry and boring to him, Faidlcy ' s in- terest in storm chasing began as a photojournalist for The Tucson Citizen, a newspaper in Tucson, Ariz. His career was launched when he shot an image of a tower being struck by lightning 400 feet in front of him. He submitted the picture to Life magazine and suddenly other magazines and motion picture companies began calling for his work. The impact of the lightning bolt knocked him to the ground, but Faidley believed it was the highest quality shot of lightning actually hitting an object in existence. Faidley had his own company, Weatherstock, and managed the world ' s largest library of weather-related images. He was also the author of the best seller " Storm Chase — In Pursuit of Untamed Skies " and " Eye of the Storm, " and he served as a contributing cinematographer for the blockbuster film, " Twister. " Despite his success, Faidley also warned of the dangers he en- countered. He stressed the importance of always having an es- cape route. " Hurricanes are relatively easy because they arc on satellite and television, " Faidley said. " You can pre- dict about what time they ' re going to hit. Tornadoes are really some of the most fascinating storms to chase be- cause it requires not only to be there, but some thinking and planning. It chal- lenges your mind. It ' s like a giant chess game. If you mess up, you ' re not only going to miss the shot, but you might end up in big-time trouble. " Through it all, Faidley did not envision his career ending in the near future. " I think I ' ll be chasing as long as 1 can. " Faidley said. " I haven ' t found anything else that ' s as challenging or exciting. And I don ' t think I could work for anyone else at this point. " Lecture Ser »€ Russ Pinizzotto, dean of the Missouri Academy of Mathematics, Science and Computing, answers questions and shares his experience with past academies. Pinizzotto estimated 50 students would attend in 2000 and within the next 5 years the number would increase to 300. Photo by Amy Roh About 30 students attend a forum to ask questions and voice their concerns about the Missouri Academy of Mathematics, Science and Computing. High school juniors and seniors would live on campus and earn college credit while completing their high school diplomas. Photo by Amy Roh (- denrLife STUDENI? by Sara Sitzman Like the start oi every school year, there were new students with different backgrounds and different ages. Starting in the fall of 2000 trimester, the Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing would be making its appearance at Northwest having invited high school students to the campus to get a jump start on college. The Academy was targeted toward students who were beginning their junior year of high school and excelled in the areas of math, science and computing. To qualify for this program, the students had to live in Missouri, have sophomore status, have completed Algebra II and geometry and be interested in training for a career in the field of math, science or computing. Also, the student ' s standardized test sores, transcripts, teacher referrals, written essays and interviews were considered. " I think the Academy is a good opportunity for advanced high school students since they have the potential to excel, " Laura Mcrz said. " I don ' t think they should be held back because of their age. " Dr. Russell Pinizzotto was hired to be the dean of the Academy. In the United States, 42 academies existed and Pinizzotto had traveled across the country researching their effectiveness. It was Pinizzotto ' s goal to have 50 students in the first year, and possibly 300 students after five years. " We arc targeting a very select group of students, " Pinizzotto said. The students would take classes with college students and live in North Complex. After two years at the Academy, the students will earn a high school diploma and 65 college credit hours. While some thought the Academy was a great idea others looked at it differently. " I think that it ' s a very bad idea because it ' s going to cause problems among students, " Sarah Hitschler said. " The Academy students should be kept in the high schools. " Northwest ' s Mission Enhancement funding and money taken from the high schools average daily attendance fund would pay for the student ' s tuition, book rental and other programs. Room and board, however, would be a responsibility of the student. The Missouri Academy took applications until April and the interviews of the parents and students followed. By May, the decision of which students were accepted was made. Misstiuri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Comput 6J by Nicole Fuller A bond of unity withstood the unseasonably cold weather and occasional flurries that forced many of the Greek Week games to be canceled. This did not bring down the spirits of the Greeks. They challenged themselves and worked around the elements. " They found ways to still have fun, " Bryan Vanosdale, director of campus activities, said. " They had a great time together. They wouldn ' t let the snow and temperatures get to them. " The philanthropy approach was a change during Greek Week. Instead of each individual sorority and fraternity working separately to raise money, they worked together to benefit Habitat for Humanity. They raised money by sponsoring dances for the seventh and eighth grade pupils in the area, having car washes and garage sales. " There was a lot of participation from everyone, " Hilary Smith, Greek Week fund-raising chairwoman, said. " People were willing to help out and do a good job. We had a goal of what we wanted to do. " The Greeks raised $3,250 for Habitat for Humanity. Their goal was to be able to finish raising the money by Greek Week 2000 so they could start building the Habitat home in Maryville. Besides raising money, the Greeks competed against each other in different games and activities. " It ' s more of a friendly competition, " Dustin Barnes, Greek Week co-chairman, said. " They compete with each other the whole year, so for that week it is more fun competition. It ' s not who wins or loses, it ' s just getting out and having fun. " Sigma Kappa Monica Davis devours whipped cream as part of the tricycle race. Greek organizations competed in several friendly competitions planned for the week. Photo by Amy Roh Amy Jesse encourages the Alpha Sigma Alpha ' s as they compete in the tricycle race. Later, the weather turned bad and forced the cancellation of the Greek Olympiad, the main event of Greek competition. Photo by Amy Roh Delta Zeta members sing a show-stopper at Greek Sing. Delta Zeta captured first place for their vocal talents. They also won first place in the philanthropy and chalk draw during the week ' s festivities. Photo by Heather Epperfy J dentLife ■e P l H)l| 5 m[ ' « Hifl H v? 1 r jiT R 1 . . _ cjijjjj j jj B itf- H| " f vP As Delu Chi fraternity »ing» in th« background. Josh Hood and Cathy Wright step forward and show their dance moves. Greek Sing is usually held outdoors at the Bell Tower, but rain and cold weather moved it indoors to the Charles Johnson Theater Photo by Oinsty Oiest iut by Kelsey Lo ESTS 6 The advent of trimesters affected many aspects of Northwest, but Northwest Week was not one of them. In previous years, the campuswide celebration took place several weeks before final examinations. However, Northwest Week coordinator Nikki Peterson said it was logical to move the event to the week before finals. " I don ' t think it really affected that much, " Peterson said. " I think people kind of needed a stress relief and to get out of their rooms. Plus, it was nice weather pretty much all week. The only other time we had available was before Spring Break or the week after Spring Break, but it would have been too cold. " A barbecue, organizational fair and events such as Cow Chip Bingo, sponsored by Kappa Sigma, were a few of the featured activities. Entertainment Solutions from Walker, Mich., allowed students to create wax hands and wickless candles. The company also provided a unique experience with a motion simulator. Another activity was making a One-Ton Sundae, sponsored by the Residence Hall Association. Nicole Miller made a treat for herself, as well as taking part in other stress-relieving activities. " It ' s a good thing to have right before finals week, because it ' s a good way to relax, " Miller said. Peterson said the barbecue was one of the most well-attended events, with about 500 people stopping for dinner. " It was a pretty good response, " Peterson said. " We had to turn people away, which was something I hadn ' t expected. " The pancake feed, the final Greek Week activity, was sponsored by Chris Cakes. This had a good turnout too, Peterson said. Although Peterson had never been in charge of preparations for Northwest Week, she said it went well because plans were made gradually, beginning in October. She also received help from Student Senate members. Traditional competitions took place during the week. Laurie Zimmerman, nominated by Phi Mu, was crowned Tower Queen. " I didn ' t have any clue, " Zimmerman said. " I didn ' t think it would be me. I was surprised and honored. " Delta Zeta presented its Fifth Annual Big Man on Campus award to Kent Ruehter, nominated by Student Senate. " I was really excited because I ' d had a bad week, " Ruehter said. " It was also nice because one of my good friends (Colby Matthews) got it the year before so he presented me with it. " The competition was based on nominees responses to interview questions and a talent portion. " I sang a parody of " My Kind of Town, " the song by Frank Sinatra, " Ruehter said. " I was listening to it in my car the night before and I thought it would be fun. I changed the words to say nice things about all the sororities. " Proceeds benefited Delta Zeta ' s national philanthropy, Gallaudet University, a school for the speech and hearing impaired. " We think it ' s a great way to bring the whole campus together, " Rita DclSignore said. " It ' s fun and it ' s a good way to itUdentlSife money for our philanthropy. " Students take the opportunity to make wax moldings of their hand Participants placed their hands in freezing cold water and then dippc them into the hot wax to make unique formations. Photo by Day Kompelien In an inflauble jousting pin. Ben Palmer and Betsy Riley stand on pedestals and try to knock each other off. Northwest Week provided free en- tertainment for students between classes. Photo by Amy Roh At the Northwest Week Carnival. Jeff Simonson runs forward only to be pulled back by bungee cords Other activities included the Tower Luau. Tower Service Awards and an organizational fair. Photo by D nt Cofnpe en Ni rthwest W( r imlm, ' MENT y Jammie Silvey Completing a stage in life was made easier in 1998 with the addition of December graduation. Even though the change made the transition from college life to the work world more convenient, the same excitements and scares were faced by graduating students. Future plans such as getting a job were frightening realities to some students, but elementary education major Stefanie Rentie was well prepared for the world she was facing. " I ' m going to take a semester off and then I ' m going to start on my master ' s so I can be an administrator, either back here at Northwest or at UMKC (University of Missouri-Kansas City), " Stefanie said. " And then I plan on going back to Lee ' s Summit and getting a teaching job where I student taught. " Stefanie ' s mother Kattie Rentie remembered what it was like dropping her daughter off four and a half years ago. " I think it (dropping her daughter off the first day of college) is different in that I see that she ' s made an accomplishment, " Kattie said. " When I dropped her off, she was full of ambition and high spirits. Now she is full of high spirits and ambition. " Student were given advice from speakers and motivators who stood before them on their day of commencement. The first graduation of the ' 99 academic year was May 1. At that time 519 students departed from their student status at Northwest. At the ceremony, University President Dean Hubbard and Dr. J.D. Hammond, a ' 55 graduate from Northwest who was the dean of Seal College of Business Administrations and Penn State University, spoke. Also, Angel McAdams, Student Senate president, spoke and Kristin Farley, senior class president, gave the announcement of the senior class gift, the renovation of the Kissing Bridge, spoke. Michael Johnson, the director of alumni relations, welcomed the graduates to the alumni status of Northwest. Then, • continued After the national championship football game in Florence. Ala., a makeshift graduation ceremony for the players and graduate assistants at the post-game celebration.After the graduation ceremony in Maryville Friday night, many fans headed to Alabama for the game. Photo byAmy Roh •J, identLife Graduates and audience memben watch and listen as Shoba Brown. Northwest Foundabon board member, speaks at winter commencement. The ceremony was held at the Bearcat Arena, followed b a reception in the foyer Photo by Nicote Fuller After the bachelor ' s degrees are handed out, Frances Shipley, dean of the graduate school, hoods all of the students receiving master ' s degrees. Designs for the graduation robes originated in the 1 4th century, with the most ornate design used for the highest degree. Photo by Amy Roh Graduat 47 As the evening came to an end, Northwest graduates sing the Northwest Alma Mater Four hundred five students took part in winter graduation. Photo by Nicole Fuller As she walks back to her chair after receiving her bachelor of science degree, Pele Lesa Trump waves to her family. The spring graduation ceremony ' s address was given by DrJ.D. Hammond, a 1955 Northwest graduate. Photo by Amy Roh M. r« . ffeMENT President Hubbard gave the depaning seniors his concluding remarks at 12:10 p.m. Saturday, May 1. At the conclusion of the summer trimester, 258 students graduated July 29. The enhanced summer session allowed students to complete their deficient classes before commencement. Maria Newquist lead the July 29 summer graduation with the National Anthem. Her opening was followed with the traditional greeting from President Hubbard. Jolene Franken, ' 86 Northwest graduate and president of Iowa State Teachers Association, gave the address for the evening. At the conclusion of the graduation, Michael Johnson welcomed the new alumni and President Hubbard presented the concluding remarks. The academic recession was lead by the Northwest Brass Quintet. With numbers rising from the previous year, 405 students finished their stay at Northwest in December. The Dec. 10 winter graduation had 76 more graduates on its roster than in ' 98. At 7 p.m., graduating students stood before their seats of honor for the evening as the National Anthem was led by Natalie Brown. President Hubbard gave his greetings to the graduates and audience before conferring the honorary doctorate degree that was presented to Soledad Maria Ardiles de Stein and Choong Ryeol Ryu. Then, Soledad Maria Ardiles de Stein addressed the graduates and told them about her trip to Northwest and the fight she faced prior to graduation to install preschool education in her native country of Argentina. Student Senate President Lori Zimmerman spoke and gave the students an acronym for CONGRATULATIONS on what she found influencing or memorable about Northwest. Shoba Brown, a ' 71 graduate of Northwest and Northwest Foundation board member, gave the alumni welcome. President Hubbard then gave the concluding remarks and the graduates and audience dismissed to the crowded foyer for the reception. Aside from the formal sf eakers who gave advice, some of the graduates had their own tips to offer for the younger students of Northwest. " My advice would be to always plan and have fun, " Stefanie said. College was full of memorable moments, but not all of them were for the students. The graduates ' parents also showed immense pride in their children ' s accomplishments. " I can ' t think of any one particular thing because Stefanie has been so active, " Kattie said. " She hit the ground running when she hit campus and I think the thing that stands out is the overall picture — that she stayed busy and she had a plan from day one and she stuck with it. " For Jennifer ' s parents, Joan and LaVern Grcving, graduation was one of the most memorable moments. Tlie day she walked the stage marked a turning point in their daughter ' s life. " This shows that she ' s grown up a lot, " Joan said. " She ' s going to make it. " Dccwnbar fraduatcs wait in their scats as their fetlow classmates receive their diptomas-Thc winter graduatioo had more graduates than previous )rcars. Photo bf NKok h§er Graduatf .0 VIANCES RIETY DI by Melisa Clark Students were memorizing lines, building sets and checking lightbulbs for Northwest ' s fall production " Les Liaisons Dangereuses. " Written in 1780 by French author Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, " Les Liaisons Dangereuses " was adapted by Christopher Hampton and became known as " Dangerous Liaisons, " a tale of love, power, seduction and jealousy. " Dangerous Liaisons " appeared Nov. 11-14, but not before careful consideration. " The decision to bring ' Dangerous Liaisons ' on stage at Northwest was made by Azalon, played by Jim Glaub, comforts Velmont, played by Brian Cross, as he lays dying. " Dangerous Liaisons " 11 f I J L J- I was a student production directed by guest director Jana Ziegler. Photo by Amy Roh the theater raculty and the guest director Jana ' j Ziegler, " Dyann Varns, assistant professor of communication and Cross said. " It was also a benefit to not have a director from Nonhwest; theater arts, said. she came into the production without any presumptions. " While " Dangerous Liaisons " had not originally been planned for a With " Dangerous Liaisons " as her first appearance at Northwest, guest director, Varns remembered a graduate student from the Hancock was content with the production, despite having only one University of Kansas. month to rehearse. " Ms. Ziegler sent out general letters, and even though we didn ' t " Since this was the first play I ' ve done here, it will definitely stand have anything permanent, I kept her resume on file and asked if she out in my mind, " Hancock said. " It was also more than that, it was would like to be considered as a guest director, " Varns said. a lot of fian and a great way to get involved and meet new people. " With audit ions held in September, interested students Daria Kim, Many actors faced opening-night jitters, from flubbed lines to a Brian Cross and JoEllen Hancock had the opportunity to research falling set, but daily rehearsals allowed the actors to run through the story. Many students knew the story through the blockbuster every scenario that could have possibly occurred, hit, " Ouel Intentions. " " I was worried about the set because it was so large, and we had to " I was not familiar with the roles and I hadn ' t even read the script, " move it constandy but other than that I was mostly worried about Kim said. " But when I heard about the production, I rented the myself, " Cross said. " We practiced Sunday to Thursday from 7 p.m. movie (Cruel Intentions) and thought it was very different. I loved to 10 p.m. for a month, so I think we were prepared for opening the movie so much I ended up buying it. " night. " While many found the unfamiliar story line and an almost Overcoming short rehearsal time and even breaking in a new unknown director a challenge to overcome, Ooss disagreed. director, " Les Liaisons " proved to be anything but " Wc knew that this would be a stepping stone for Ms. Ziegler, " dangerous for actors. , denrLifc MUSI RING by Amy Zcpnick 1 I L iV 1 V I Jazz was a sr ' lc of music heard in musicals and on elevators. Its karma drew a crowd tor the " Ljst Swing o C!cntury " Oct. 17. Sponsiircd by Nonhv tst Encore Performances, and supfxirted by the alumni xssiK ' iation, the class of 194 ' ) joined in this celebration. In red, white and black suits and carrying shiny brass instruments, the musicians ' tapped their feet to the beat as Ciuy Lombardo ' s Royal Canadians and Al Pierson staned the performance. An image of the ' 30s and " 40s ttx k the audience back to a time when jazz was young. Although their attire was formal, their attitudes were not. Jokes and smiles filled the auditorium as Al Pierson dedicated the Royal Canadians ' song " Eioo Hoo " to Missouri Southern State College ' s football team, who Nonhwest defeated the day before. The musicians humor was not the only thing that portrayed attitude; the stage exploded with dancing feet. Sonny Hatchett of the Ink Spots was named Twinkle Toes as he grape-vined across the stagp and shook his knees in excitement. Soon after the rest of the Ink Spots joined, a choreographed kick- line full ofliand daps and last arm movements staned. During " When the Saints Go Marching In, " the musicians ran in place and motioncxi like trains racing down a track. Later in the performance, the bass player finished his solo during " Sing, Sing, Sing " and spun his bass around like a top after doing the Twist. The performers encouraged the audience to join in, clapping and singing to upbeat songs. The audiences ' rcaaions refleaed appreciation for the music. Feet tapped on the floor, hands clapped and shoulders swayed to the beat. One man sat through the performance with his mouth gaping. The entire audience stood during the finale of " Auld Lang Syne, " to show their appreciation for the culture. The " Last Swing (A the Century " came to Northwest dunng Homecoming weekend to entertain alumni, ficult and students. Popubr swing and |az2 songs were played Mmg the atmosphere of the Mary Linn Performing Arts Center Photo by my Ro i by Marjie Kosnian NXlthout much snow or frigid tciiifxratuR-s, the C Christmas musoii was not the asual wintcT wonderland. I lo vr er, one thing rvnuiiiKxi tme to ti KJition — it was a time to cat. Ilic Yuletide Heaste, IXx. 2-4 , jjivr students and piurons of the community an op(x nunity to do that. llie burtct oficaxi fnsh fruit, winter salad and carved Ixx-f aixl only accented the festive atnu)spherc. I ' raasfomiing the ( " x)nfea nce ( xrnter into a Renaissance castle complete with banner and kniglits in shining amior tcK)k nothing less than a semi-truck of dtxoratioivs and hours of haid work by the Nonhwest Madraliers. Led by Professor of Masic Richard Weymuth. the Madraliers spent months pa ' jiaring for the festivities. " Planning b ias the day after the year beforc ' s Fcastc and continues all year, " Weymuth said. Music and entertainment were important pieces of the celebration. Madraliers strolled fixim table to table inviting the audience to join in on renditions of traditional C hristmas song?. Twelve aaors and aaresscs from the theater department portraytxl knights, peasants, lords and la- dies from the Renaissance period. Adding to the feeling of C hristmas, was a brass quintet and recorder ensemble that played music fit)m the 1 6th Century. ITie two and a half- hour, sold-out musical experience provided the oppormnity to travel back in time. " It ' s really a Christmas feast, " Weymuth said. " Ixinds and ladies of the time didn ' t have TV or radio so they gathered around the dinner table and sang or played instruments. " The experience was more than entertainment for Mary E renreich. " It was not only fiin, but also educa- tional, " Ehrenreich said. " They did a re- ally good job of rec- reating the Renais- sance. 1 was amazed at the attention to detail in the decora- tioas. " Cx mbining masic, food and entertain- ment, students were transpoted from cramming for finals to the days of medi- Reinassance waiter Ryan Beier holds a drink tray while I 11 I a fellow waitress passes them around to guests A evaJ nobles and pca.v . , . , . c . , ' tradition at Northwest, the Yuleode Feast provided food. ants. cuKure and enteruinment Photo bf Oimone Aherm Entertainme l R i l l.i VI V.i immfo ARIETY by Jaclyn Mauck Encore production " Amahl and the Night Visitors " transported members of the audience back in time 2000 years. Professional actors of the Artist International Management company per- formed the 50-year-old play Nov. 29, at the Mary Linn Per- forming Arts Center. The story of Amahl was written in 1951 by Gian-Carlo Menotti. NBC asked Menotti for a Christmas opera; the result was based on Menotti ' s childhood Christmas seasons in Italy. In Italy, some believed the three kings from the biblical story of Christ ' s birth delivered presents to boys and girls on Christ- mas. From this central theme, the story of Amahl originated. The story was one of heroics, love and sacrifice. A mother stole gold from the kings to feed her starving, crippled son Amahl. When a guard attacked her, Amahl tried his best to defend her. His selfless act touched the hearts of the kings and hopefully the audience. Amahl ' s story was aired for 16-consecu- tive years on the Hallmark Hall of Fame and received good reviews from the New York Times, Life magazine and The New Yorker. However, not every performance was flawless. " I was not very impressed at all, " Annette Hill, Encore season-ticket holder, said. " It looked like a high school produc- tion. " The performance received several bad reviews from Northwest students and other patrons; although, David Aiken, the original King Melchior, directed the play. All Encore performances were chosen approximately one year before they were performed. This was before the actors even received their scripts. HYi NQTIC oehlerEXPERIEl CE by Phillip Koehler Dr. Jim Wand visited the campus for another hypnotic show Jan. 24. He began the evening by selecting members from the audience to be hypnotized and warning the rest of the audience they could also be hypnotized if they followed along. After putting the volunteers in a trance. Wand performed a variety of experiments such as having their feet catch on fire and having them view reels of film of scary movies and funny car- toons. Wand then selected five females from the group to change into professional wrestlers. The girls went through theatrics of who they were, what their signature move was and a posing contest. Wand was even picked up by one of the wrestlers. " It was the funniest thing that I have seen in a long time, " Dustin Boone said. Wand made Marty Wolff think he was Ricky Martin. Wolff A group of hypnotized girls follow Dr. Jim Wand ' s suggestion and start dancing on stage. Wand had the volunteers perform a variety of stunts, from wrestling to singing. Photo by Christine Ahrens J o dentLifc lad backup singers, a drummer, guiiar players, keyboardists and I select audience of contest winners to perform with him. ' Marty acted just as gixid as Ricky does, " Kate Andrews said. ' His singing and dancing was a blast. " Wand ended the show by telling his volunteers some influen- lial key phrases that would cause hypnotic actions later. The .vlunteers returned to their seats thinking they were no longer hypnotized, only to return to the stage when prompted by and ' s words. After bringing everyone out of hypnosis, the show rnded with a round of applause. by Melisa Clark Professor of piano at Vandcrbilt University ' s Blair School of Vlusic Enid Katahn returned to Northwest for " An Evening jf Music " Feb. 10. Named Teacher of the Year twice by the Nashville Area Mu- sic Teachers Association and Vandcrbilt ' s Alumni Education Award, Katahn influenced many students with her on-cam- pus concert. Michelle Zoellner attended Katahn ' s concert for the first time and was impressed. " She was absolutely fascinating, " Zoellner said. " It was so exciting to hear the music and even to just sec her hands move over the keys. " Kelly Hoefle and l.orcn Bridge attended their first show last year and this was their second performance. " I ' ve played piano since I was in the second grade, but she is stunning, " Bridge said. " It was a requirement for us to attend the show for one of my classes, but that really didn ' t matter. I was coming tonight regardless; she is so amazing. " While music was obviously an aural sense, many felt that more was said by visually observing Katahn. " The passion she has for the music speaks more than the music itself, " Zoellner said. " The music reminded me so much of poetry. " AnoN and his mother watch in amazement as the kmgs stop by their house on way to visit the Christ child After the performance of " Amahl and the Night Visitors. " the actors dressed in formal clothing and emerumcd the audience with Chnstmas arob. Photo by Owsane Vwcns Entertainmenr by Shoko Ishimoto From halfway across the world, the dancing sensation " Tap Dogs " took stage at the Mary Linn Performing Arts Center Jan. 19. The Encore Performance attracted the audience immediately, and Tsering Ghongatsang said she kept her eyes on it until the end. " I thought it was wonderful, " Ghongatsang said. " I never expected such an awesome and magnificent work. " " Tap Dogs " premiered in Australia in 1995. It was created by rwo- time Olivier Award-winning choreographer Dein Perry from his experience as an industrial mechanic in Newcastle, Australia. It was directed by Nigel TrifF, known as a leader in the field of visual theater in Australia. The music was composed by Andrew Wilkie, who had worked as the principal percussionist in many orchestras. On the stage, six men from the Sydney Theatre Company amused the crowd with their use of out-of-the ordinary props such as poles, tape, chain saws and even water. They also used acting, humor and casual attire such as jeans, T-shirts and work boots to catch the audience ' s attention. " I believe that the casual clothes and incredibly funny acting had much to make the dance look great, " Ghongatsang said. Some of the performers of " Tap Dogs " had been dancing since they could barely walk. Garon Michalists began tapping at the age of two with his brother, and Dance Captain Christopher Erk began tapping at the young age of four. Nearly every man in the troop had performed in other productions such as " The King and I " and " West Side Story. " Because of their previous experience, each of the dancers had their own dancing style and emphasized a lot of body movement and facial expression. Performer Dan Clemente exerted a lot of energy by spinning quickly and splashing sweat into the air. " I could see how much effort they had put in to make the work look so beautiful, " Ghongatsang said. Tap Dogs showed the audience a different form of tap dance. The audience showed appreciation for the introduction to a new culture with a standing ovation. mi dentLife mi %1 IV With microphones near the floor, the tapping and stomping of " Tap Dogs " sounds like thunder through the Mary Linn Performing Arts Center " Tap Dogs " made their debut in Australia and performed for sold- out audiences all over the world. Photo by Amy Roh As Garon Michalists jumps in midair, the other dancers cheer him on. The choreographer. Dein Perry, was inspired to create " Tap Dogs " from his work as an industrial mechanic. Photo by Amy Roh " Tap Do s by Amy Zepnick AT S lYLINN Pirates sailed the Seven Seas robbing ships, seducing women and searching for treasure. However, far away from home, these pirates secured their anchor at the Mary Linn Performing Arts Center Oct. 19 in the Encore performance of " The Pirates of Penzance. " The show, directed by Richard Sheldon, told the story of Fredric and his attempt to leave the pirate ' s life in search of love. He found Mabel amongst her nine sisters, whom Fredric ' s bright- clad pirate friends admired. After humorous, mocking songs, and the general and pirate king arguing about the words orphan and often, Fredric was allowed to marry the girl and all ended well. The actors were not the only ingredients to the prime presentation. Many unseen faces made the opera a success. Six Northwest students aided with lights, sound, fly rail and set changes. Some students were picked from their theater practicum, while others worked at the MLPAC for the campus theater programs. The day of the performance, the students unloaded the trucks and helped Encore ' s technicians. At that time, the technicians informed the students of the performance procedure. " The hardest part was when the cast and orchestra came at once, " Jason Daunter said. " They came at 6:15 p.m. and we had to rush for the 7:30 p.m. show. " Preparations included assembling the set and hanging the light plot, which was sent the week prior to the performance. The crew contributed to the fast costume changes and light modifications. And although they did not rehearse with the actors before hand, the performance went smoothly. " The easiest part was when it was up and going, " Daunter said. The workers also had a chance to meet the cast before and after the performance. Encore hosted a theater workshop the Monday before the show, giving music majors the opportunity to talk to and receive advice from the cast and orchestra. Also, the performers stayed after the program to visit with theater staff " That cast was really nice and pleasant, " Daunter said. " It was my first experience with professional actors. I had a great time. " " The Pirates of Penzance " was a beneficial experience for the students. They encountered the elements necessary to create a perfect production. " It was a good experience, " Lorie Oleary said. " We came in at 9 a.m. and worked until 1 1 p.m. or midnight. Everything ran really smooth. " " The Pirates of Penzance " shined on stage. However, it was the unseen faces that allowed the pirates to anchor their performance and sail into a night of success. M ¥i dentLife Seized by the piratei. Maj. Gen. Sunley ' t daughters are threatened with immediate marriage The ma(or made his entrance and persuaded the pirates to let his girls go free. Photo by OirisDne Ahrens Enchanted with her gracefulness, the pirates and pirate king dance around Ruth, the pirate maid. " The Pirates of Penzance " was written and produced in 1879 by Gilbert and Sullivan. Photo by ChrrsDne A irens After consenting to uke her as his wife. Frednc. the pirates apprentice, is outraged with Ruth, the pirate maid, for deceiving him into thinking she was a beautiful woman Tracy VanFleet and Craig Gilmore portrayed Ruth and Frednc in this two-part comic opera. Photo by Chmtine Ahrens Pirates of Penzance EOVE A jy Kelsey Lowe With familiar songs such as " Getting to Know You " and " Shall We Dance, " a modern audience was transported to another time and place with " The King and I. " The musical took place in the 1860s, telling the true story of Anna Leonowens, an English schoolteacher who went to Siam with her son Louis to teach the royal children. At first, the king ' s chauvinist attitude toward his multiple wives and Anna posed as a challenge in her stay. Anna changed the king ' s thinking and grew to love him. Although the show was not sold out prior to the doors opening on performance night, it did not take long for the last 21 seats to sell, Bryan Vanosdale, director of campus activities, said. Many audience members were regular visitors to musicals at the Mary Linn Performing Arts Center, such as Kelly Holland from Mound City, Mo., whose favorite Northwest production was " 42nd Street. " After seeing " The King and I, " she decided it ranked a close second to " 42nd Street. " " I was so impressed from the very beginning to the end, " Holland said. " I thought the pit orchestra was tremendous. Their volume was so great. Everything was perfect and I almost thought I was on Broadway in New York. " The play helped mark the 10th Anniversary of its presenting company, Big League Theatricals. Based on Margaret Landon ' s novel " Anna and the King of Siam, " the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical was well-known by many of its viewers. Dr. Jeffrey Loomis was familiar with the story, because he had seen it performed two other times — once in a community theater production and another time professionally. " Some of the things in that play, if they ' re done well, just captivate one ' s attention, " Loomis said. " The way the show worked, they had all of the rhythms of it right. I thought, particularly, the second half was marvelous. It seems a better play every time I »» see It. Others were unfamiliar with the story prior to attending the show. However, some people recognized more than they had expected. " I had never seen it before — not even the movie, " Matt McBcc said. " I liked the dancing, and the songs were really good. I didn ' t know ' Cictting to Know You ' was from ' Ihc King and L " The curtain closed to a standing ovation, adding another musical experience to the heart of the audience. ' udentLife In the opening scene of ' The King and I. " schoolteacher Anna Leonowens and her son Louis wait on the dock surrounding the royal palace in Bangkok.Thailand.Anna was brought to the palace to teach the royal children of the King of Siam. Photo by Chrisvne Ahrem The King of Siam siu in the royal palace while the dancers perform the royal dance before him. The performance was set in the 1 860s and was based on the true story " Anna and the King of Siam. " Photo by Amy Roh " The Kin and ' I .7,0 South Carolina ' s representative Edward Rutledge, played by Rob Richardson, sings " Molasses and Rum. " The song was about Rutledge ' s refusal to sign the Declaration of Independence if Adams and Jefferson did not omit the section outlawing slavery. Although the musical put a comical spin on the events leading up to the Fourth of July, it was also filled with moments of despair and drama. Photo by Amy Rah Members of the Second Continental Congress watch as Thomas Jefferson, played by Jeff Drushal, signs the Declaration of Independence. " 1 776 " was a musical that depicted the trials John Adams, Ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson endured to declare the colonies an independent nation. Photo by Amy Roh WhenThomas Jefferson ' s new wife comes to visit him. Ben Franklin, played by David B. Springfield, and John Adams, played by Christopher Carsten, cannot help but watch the couple greet each other passionately The play not only focused on the formation of the Declaration of Independence, but also on the personal lives of those responsible for it. Photo by Amy Roh dentLifc by Amy Zepnick The United States of America was born over 200 years ago on July 4, 1776. After celebrating the country ' s sesquicentennial birthday, history repeated itself at Northwest in the Encore Performance of " 1776. " This Broadway production by Stuart Ostrow tells the story of the signing of the Declaration of Independence by the 1 3 original colonies. However, the colony ' s sexual humor seemed to be forgotten in history books. Bells and bird chirps opened the first act and conftised viewers with a politically serious tone. However, when Richard Henry Lee entered his humorous condition changed the mood. He joked with Benjamin Franklin and John Adams about women with large bosoms and sang about his intentions. Congress discussed the ratio of Britain ' s 10 million soldiers to the colony ' s 2 million. To rid the inequality, Franklin suggested they divide and multiply. Sexual connotations laced the Declaration development. After the colonies decided to compose the document, they appointed Jefferson to write it. " I can ' t write it, " Jefferson said. " I have to go home and refresh my wife. " Having the responsibility, Jefferson stayed in Philadelphia, but still could not compose the document. Procreating with his wife was the only thing on his mind. Adams, after singing outside Jefferson ' s window about fertility and sexual combustibility, sent for Jefferson ' s wife, Martha. When Jefferson and Martha reunited, passion quickly swept them into bed. Franklin and Adams stood outside the house talking about how it was unusual to, " Do it in the daytime. " The following day, Franklin and Adams returned to the house to get Jefferson. Martha came out to speak with them as Jefferson slept. " Did you sleep well? " Franklin said. " No, I mean did you lie comfortably? " A perturbed Jefferson marched out of the house and handed Adams a note reading, " I am taking my wife back to bed. Please leave us alone. " Franklin and Adams were upset about the unfinished document. " I should have written it, " Franklin said. " After all, the pen is mightier than the sword. " Although the humor was sexually based, some people in the audience felt it was necessary. " The show was very heavy and political, " Jessica Clausen said. " The humor was the only thing to relieve tension. It would ' ve been hard for people to handle if the humor was taken out. " The musical ended with a standing ovation. The Declaration was written and a new country was formed. Between the arguing and signing, the musical proved sex provided humor through politics. " This show was the best one I ' ve seen so far, " Clausen said. " Sometimes political things can be very boring, but this one was very well done. " 177 §•1 by Jason Tarw; CAT ( Audience members were transported to another time and place as the musical " Brigadoon " swept through the Mary Linn Performing Arts Center. The play told the story of the magical village of Brigadoon that appeared for only one day every 1 00 years. The village appeared when two Americans, who were lost in the Scottish highlands, stumbled upon it. The Americans, Tommy and Jeff, had a hard time believing what they saw because the magical town was not on their map. Their adventure became even more complicated when Tommy, who was engaged to a girl in America, fell in love with Fiona, a village girl. Tommy was forced to choose between his old and new love because the town would soon disappear into the fog. He could join the town and live each day as if in the present with Fiona, when in reality it was 100 years later. If he were to join the town, the next time he would wake would be 100 years into the future. The play told the story of love, death, marriage and reconciliation as Tommy and Fiona were reunited in the end after being apart when the town disappeared. The show was a mixture of music and acting, with dancing taking center stage. Theater professor Charles Schultz said he was impressed with the choreography for the show. " I would say the most appealing visual aspect of the show was the dancing, " Schultz said. " The director was also the choreographer and the show catered to the dancing. Dancers were hired before actors and singers. " Schultz said he was also pleased that " Brigadoon " made it to Northwest. It gave students the chance to experience a major production with professionals. " I ' m glad we brought it in, " Schultz said. " I enjoy this type of show. And from the size and dichotomy of the crowd, others like a classical type of musical. I was very pleased with the size of the crowd and their reaction. The audience enjoyed it and that ' s the bottom line. " One unique aspect of the show was that several Northwest students worked behind the scenes. Schultz saw this as an important part of the theater program at Northwest. " I believe it was tremendously important, " Schultz said. " It was a great recruiting tool. Our students got up-front, hands- on experience. They also made valuable contacts with people in the business. They got to see what it was like on a big-time tour show and practically apply what they had learned. " As they arrive in Brigadoon.Tommy Albright, played by Brian E. Long, and Jeff Douglas, played by Jeremy Silver, are confused by what they see.They would soon learn that they landed in a magical tovi n that appeared once a century. Photo by Amy Roh U dentLife The cast of girls listen as Fiona MacClaren, played by Johanna Wiseman, sings " Waiting for My Dearie. " " Brigadoon " was a story about risking everything for true love. Photo b f nrf Roh In the opening song, Fiona MacClaren and the townspeople dance and twirl In a circle on MacConnachy Square In excitement for the wedding of Fiona ' s sister " Brigadoon " was a product of the partnership of Alan J. Lerner and Frederick Loewe, who also wrote " My Fair Lady, " " Camelot " and " Glgi. " Photo by Sarah Phipps Brigade • -cademi I .v ision With technology advancing, we saw onUne courses increase in popularity. Eight classes were offered in the spring, and over 200 students enrolled. Attending classes was no longer a requirement for our education. Five years ago, obtaining a degree without stepping onto the campus was unthinkable. As the University changed, we saw new faces including Lance Burchett, vice president for University Advancement, and several faculty members. This was no ordinary year. With enrollment increasing to 6,462 and students traveling abroad, we were exposed to all of the cultures the world had to offer. Once again, construction vacated classes and offices from Garrett-Strong Science Building and into modular classrooms. Whether it be computerized classes, a variety of independent studies or lectures in trailers, we found ourselves embracing learning in ways alumni only dreamed. Once again, we moved one step further into technology as the world became smaller and we grew as a global community. ' - w .. ' --a--.rn.. M ademics With an intriguing look.Cally Shepherd studies the unknown substance in Dr. Michael Bellamy ' s chemistry lab. Photo by Christine Ahrens Scott Garten reviews important information about his Concepts of Math class final. Photo by Amy Rob As Scott Garten lectures, students follow in their notes and books to make sure they understand their assignment. Photo by Amy Roh In Jenell Ciak ' s Food Service Management Lab, students are required to cook dinner and make a table setting for their guests. Photo by Amy Roh Academic Divis i In the last class of the trimester, Bayo Oludaja talks about the final. Oludaja said It was important to get to know each of his students on a personel level. Photo by Amy Roh Brenda Ryan writes notes on the board for her English Composition 1 10 class. Ryan spent a lot of time focusing on her students, helping them to succeed by whatever means possible. Photo by Christine Ahrens In his Fundamentals of Oral Communication class, Bayo Oludaja passes papers back to students before they give their speeches. Students looked up to Oludaja because of his positive attitude and the effort he made to make a difference in their lives. Photo by Amy Roh % ad emics teachers reach out to make DIFFERENC Passion, enthusiasm and dedication — these elements combined molded an ideal teacher. Whether it was in elementary school or college, virtually every student had a teacher who impacted their life. These mentors not only instructed young people, they reached out to them and were considered role models to those they touched. " I think a good teacher is someone who is enthusiastic about what they are teaching, " Chad Grecnway said. " Someone who knows about what they are teaching, obviously, because if they don ' t know, they can ' t teach. Also, it is someone who makes an interesting learning environment for the students by being creative with the way they present their class. " Grecnway said he considered his Fundamentals of Oral Communication teacher, Bayo Oludaja, to be a good teacher. One of the reasons for this was Oludaja ' s optimistic attitude. " He (Oludaja) is never complaining about anything; he ' s always positive about himself and his class, " Greenway said. " That in turn makes me a little more interested in the subject. " Oludaja said his positive outlook was a part of his disposition because he enjoyed working with students. He had always wanted to reach out to people and teaching was how he was able to do this. " I think of students first and foremost, " Oludaja said. " Now, the role of teacher student is something that comes second. I try to be in an upbeat mood and put myself in that frame of mind; I think with that students can respond very well. " The personal attention Oludaja gave his students was his way of reaching out to them. One of his goals at the start of each year was to make a difference in someone else ' s life. " Every semester there will be people who ' s lives I will touch, " Oludaja said. " I don ' t know exactly how, but seeing that student on campus and knowing that student by name is one of the things that I try to do. The very first day of class I get the names down just to let them know, ' You arc a person and you ' re not just another group of students, and I want you to succeed as a person. ' My goal is then to touch people ' s lives and also to open my own life to be touched by them. " Through personal attitude and friendliness, the teacher was not only able to get to know the students, but also gain their trust. Composition teacher Brenda Ryan used different exercises such as interviewing, creating ntasy lives and individual conferences to get to know her students in the classroom. Sara Wolff said she was impressed with the methods that Ryan used, and the activities helped put her at ease. " She didn ' t come up to me and say, ' I want to get to know you; ' she did it as a class, " Wolff said. " I think it helps if you trust someone who is reading your writing more. Sometimes what people write is kind of personal and if you trust the person reading it that helps you write down what you really feel. " TTie personal approach Ryan took to teaching stemmed from the pleasure she took from watching her students grow. The passion she had for her job came from her dedication to youth. " I think you genuinely have to love young people, " Ryan said. " You have to really enjoy being around them and seeing them mature and their ideas mature. I think the number one thing is that you have to enjoy being around young people. " Becoming a good teacher was not an easy task. It took years of hard work and perseverance throughout the field to be able to reach out to students through the doors of education. by Sarah Smith What Makes a Gocxl TeacWn academic assistance sought TUTOR With the large amount of academic aid available on campus, failing a class was voluntary. When classes got tough, the tough went for help. Supplemental Instruction sessions were offered for high-risk classes with a 30 percent D or F dropout rate. SI sessions offered extra peer- tutoring groups for these classes. The sessions took place up to three times a week and were led by previous students of the class. SI leaders passed the class with an A or B and showed interest in teaching others. " At the end of the year, Dr. Fairchild (biology professor) asked if anyone wanted to be an SI and I did, " Anne McCarthy said. SI leaders attended the class, took notes and arranged them according to the teacher ' s presentation. " If the teacher uses the book questions more, we focus on that, " McCarthy said. Being an SI occupied at least 10 hours a week, but it was a paid position of the Talent Development Center. The students benefited from SI sessions. After attending them regularly, student scores increased by at least one grade level. Also, it increased social behavior. " It ' s all academic at first, " McCarthy said. " But you get to know people and it picks up the social aspect. " SI sessions were available for many general education classes on campus. American history and government, general sciences, appreciation of music and philosophy all had SI sessions organized by the Talent Development Center. If the arranged sessions were not convenient for students, they developed study groups. Based on peer schedules, students met once or twice a week to study. This allowed students to combine knowledge and offer encouragement. The most common subjects for students to seek peer support were math and science. " It really prepares you for test and essays, " Phillip Koehler said. " You can go over everything in detail. " As another tool for success, residence halls offered the Academic Resource Consultant in Hall. ARCHs helped students find free tutors on campus and gave them healthy study habits for long-term success in college. " I think a lot of people show their concern and that ' s the first step, " ARCH Kari Sperber said. " We try our best to improve their study and time management skills. " There were many academic resources on campus to use. This aid benefited many students. " They continue to go once they know help is there, " Sperber said. " They arc aware of the benefits and they feel a lot more secure. " by Amy Zepnick m ad emics ffc 4«( Supplemental Instructor Anne McCarthy asks if anyone has questions concerning the material she just covered. McCarthy was an Student Instructor for Dr Johanne Fairchild ' s biology classes and held sessions three times a week. Photo by Amy Roh After discussing what would be covered on Dr Johanne Fairchild ' s test the next week. Supplemental Instructor Anne McCarthy goes over the notes students covered during the week. SI sessions allowed students to learn the material in more detail with one-on-one attention. Photo by Amy Roh i . •i • •ifk-; I y - IJ Child and family studies major Jennifer Nieman gives her presentation on changes in the U.S. child care system. Issues in Environmental Science class was required for seniors in the department. Photo by Christine Ahrens After a student ' s presentation, Karen Casey asks a question while Stephanie McCloud and Dr Lauren Leach look on. Students who took Leach ' s Issues in Human Environmental Sciences class were required to give a 1 5-minute presentation. Photo by Christine Ahrens 9a}. aaemics enior seminar paves the road to Students came to Northwest with the expectation of gaining the skills and experience necessary for survival in the modern job world. After putting in the hours of study to become seniors, these students b an to prepare for their careers. Senior Seminar classes provided students with the information and experience necessary for their future confidence and success. " Its kind of like a rite of passage to adulthood, " Dr. Lauren Leach said. Leach ' s Senior Seminar, Issues in Human Environmental Sciences, helped to bind the department together. Rhiannon Brann, merchandising of textiles, apparel and furnishings major, enjoyed the exposure the issues class gave her to other areas of the human environmental sciences department. " It lets us know what others in the department are doing in their majors, " Brann said. Brann also appreciated getting the opportunity to learn things about these other areas that could potentially help her in her future profession. She also emphasized that the diverse class worked as a whole and learned to incorporate ideas from a helpful national organization. " It ' s a class that encompasses all our majors under the AAFCS (American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences) umbrella, " Brann said. Leach ' s class was required to write a number of papers and to prepare a 1 5-minute presentation throughout the course of the trimester. She believed the presentations were beneficial because students were given the opportunity to get hands-on experience with making recommendations to colleagues. " This class gives them a sense of how to take it a step fiirther, to be a lifelong learner in their professions, " Leach said. Dr. Kim Spradling, art department chairman and Senior Seminar instructor for the department, emphasized the basic job-acquiring skills that were taught in his Senior Seminar class. Spradling said the class discussed school-related topics, such as the exit exam, graduate degrees and the senior review process. " The senior review process requires them to take artwork before the faculty, " Spradling said. " If they pass the review, then they are allowed to hold their senior exhibit. " Anton Dimov, a fine arts major with an emphasis in graphic design, found the Senior Seminar class in the art depanment to be helpfiil to him as he approached the end of his college years. " I ' m really glad they have it (seminar), because it kind of gives me confidence; makes me feel more comfortable in what I ' m going in to, " Dimov said. The beginning of lifelong learning started at Northwest for seniors. They gained crucial experience through Senior Seminar classes and began to sec what it took to make the step from student to professional. by Laura Pearl Senior Seminai learning through a different CULTUR The following entries were from a journal kept by art student Kalissa Williams during a school trip to Europe in the summer of 1999. 6-6-99 To tell the simple truth, I really wasn ' t entirely sure why we were coming to Spain of all places until some of the things we saw today and yesterday. I was completely ignorant to the complexity of the history and the cultures which the society developed. We learn all about other cultures, but pretty much all we are ever introduced to about Spain is Columbus, the Spanish Armada, and a few famous Spanish Artists. I have never really been exposed to Spanish culture before, except for the little which was filtered through Mexico. I now know how truly small this amount is. :i;i, " Paradise " - outside of palace of Alhamre, Spain. Photo bf Heather Epperly 6-8-99 Today, I felt, was the first time I really had a chance to interact with the Spanish culture. When Jennifer and I went into a small shop to buy postcard stamps, the owners of the shop spoke very little English. I think that interacting with the people of a country is what separates a typical tourist from the person who is actually wanting to learn more about the world. t tt 99 Well, to start off with, if you or anyone else ever does this again I have only one real complaint — not enough time in Barcelona! I loved this city! I personally thought it had a much better atmosphere than Madrid. The tree-lined streets are beautiful, and the architecture is wonderful! 9. 7 ademics 6-17-99 France is definitely a big change! Although, there are not as many differences between France and Spain as I was expecting in a way. I got so used to asking for things in Spanish that it may take a few days to adjust to French, although by this evening I was already doing well. 6-21-99 I ' m really starting to get sick of tourists. I ' m a person who really doesn ' t like crowds in the first place — sometimes I even get a bit claustrophobic when there are too many people and it feels like I wouldn ' t have any way to get out of the crowd. 6-24-99 I was incredibly disappointed that we couldn ' t climb up into the towers of Notre Dame. But, we have to take everything as it comes to us. I do wish we could ' ve had more time there, but I wouldn ' t have been willing to give up any of the other stuff we ' ve done to get extra time. Notre Dame - Paris, France, ffioeo by He «titr Epperfy 6-26-9 9 Today was kind of strange. I was almost disappointed at the Louvre. I think it was because I ' ve heard it hyped up so mi h. I do think that wc could ' ve very easily spent an entire day going through just it! It is so huge! Louvre - Paris, France. Photo by Heather Epperfy After Thoughts Now that I ' m home I look back and it is just another dreamlike memory. And yet, there is so much to remember. Every time I look through my books, pamphlets and post cards that I brought home I remember some other little thing that I did or learned. I hate the way that after all of this the Midwest just seems so isolated. Our little chunk of history seems even smaller compared to the immense and complex histories of the places we visited. We just hit the tip of the ice-berg with all that we learned on this trip. I have always wanted to learn more about world history, and now I have even more of a reason to do so. Art i2 i f.j!r . fi j ' Student Regent Karen Barmann and Regent Rita Hanks exchange comments during the meeting. In spring 2000, Matthew Hackett was elected the sixth succeeding student regent Photo by Amy Roh % ad emics aking important decisions RE NTS The Board of Regents played a key role in making changes possible on campus, acting as a balancing force between the desires of students and the desires of the administration. Roben E. Loch Jr., Board of Regents president, appreciated the chance to be a part of the group. " I believe its an honor, " Loch said. " Its very interesting and very rewarding to be in on the decision- making process of the University. " Loch believed the Board ' s role on campus was important and crucial to helping the University run smoothly. " It ' s really structured to be the governing board of the institution, and that ' s the way that it should be, " Loch said. " We don ' t just rubber stamp what the administration wants to do. We think about the students and the taxpayers. " Vice President Frank H. Strong Jr. agreed with Loch ' s assessment of the group ' s responsibilities. He realized the member ' s opinions helped to keep diversity. " 1 think the reason they have lay boards of educational institutions is to provide some outside, non- educational input into decision making and analysis of policy, " Strong said. The board consisted of a group of people from the 22 counties Northwest provided education for. Members were selected by their local state senators for approval by the state senate and then appointed to their p ositions by the governor of Missouri. Loch said the board was required to meet five or six times a year, but emergency meetings were conducted by teleconference. Special circumstances such as graduation required meetings on a constant basis. The agenda mainly came from the University President Dean Hubbard, but the Board and the faculty were also welcomed to submit things for discussion or approval. Strong emphasized the main focuses of the board as it met and went through regular duties. " Our role is two-fold, " Strong said. " We need to set policy for the institution and to ask critical or challenging questions of the administration regarding the running of the institution. " He stressed the board ' s responsibilities to review policies, approve and analyze the budget, approve capital expenditures and to make sure everything was financially sound in the institution. According to Loch, some of these duties could be seen directly on the evolving campus. The student representative served as a refreshing element, providing student and campus concerns to the group of area members. Strong realized the impact of a student on the group. " The board really likes to hear what the student representative has to say, " Strong said. Without the ability to vote, the student representative could have potentially been pushed to the background of board proceedings, but Strong saw the student role as crucial to the group ' s funaioning. " The student representative has a voice, and we like to listen to that voice, " Strong said. Loch agreed student input was a large portion of concern. " The student is the customer, " Loch said. With new students pouring onto campus each year, changes would always be part of Northwest life. The Board of Regents handled affairs and made decisions that helped keep powers in check and student input alive. Northwest faculty, administration and students anend the Board of lUf MKS meeting. Meetings were held five to six times a year or ' wn eoer necessary, ffwto bfAmf Roh by Laura Pearl ,!3 Board of RegeritP a change of direction comes tc ALUMNt FOUNDATION Leaving the warm beaches and urban atmosphere of San Diego to come live and work in Maryville proved to be both challenging and enjoyable for Lance Burchett. Burchett arrived at Northwest during the fall 1999 trimester with expectations and goals for leading the University Advancement program to success and achievement. Burchett, an Arkansas native who graduated from the University of Arkansas with both a bachelor ' s and a master ' s degree, gained experience working with a university advancement program during his earlier years of employment. He spent seven years working with the program at the University of Arkansas. Prior to acquiring a position at Northwest, Burchett worked at San Diego State University for two years. Burchett believed the people on campus made his job more meaningful and enjoyable. " I like the can-do attitude and commitment to quality of the faculty, staff and students, " Burchett said. His job as Vice President for University Advancement involved working with the four components of University Advancement — the Northwest Foundation, the Alumni Relations Program, the Development Office and the Advancement Services. Burchen was hired after Chuck Veatch, former vice president for University Advancment retired after 1 5 years. Burchett noted the impact other University areas had on his field of focus. " We work closely with Ken White ' s (vice president of communication and marketing) division to positively position Northwest among our external audiences, " Burchett said. Burchett entered his new position with goals and ideas, which continued to grow and mold as he familiarized himself with the University. " Within the next year, we need to strengthen and enhance our staffing and volimteer resources, " Burchett said. " We want to involve more alumni in activities and programs that connect them to Northwest; and we also want to engage in preliminary planning for a capitol campaign. " Through his advancement work, Burchett found a number of ways for the program to build on the base level of funding they were receiving from the state of Missouri. " President (Dean) Hubbard has been very effective in increasing resources from the state, " Burchett said. " Our challenge is to further increase through private suppon. We want to provide a margin of excellence for the University through this private support. " Burchett admired the attitudes of the Northwest alumni. He also appreciated the cooperation of the academic departments of the University, and recognized the opportunities these areas created for them. " Northwest alumni are very loyal and passionate about their alma mater, " Burchett said. Traveling to Northwest from across the country, Burchett approached his position with an eagerness to work and an appreciation for the spirit of the community. With his goals and ideas in hand, he moved through the year hoping to increase support from students of the past. by Laura Pearl Lance Burchett, vie president for Universii Advancement, sits in h nev place c employment, the Alumi House. Burchett move from California t Maryville in the fall ( 1999 to work with th Advancement prograr Portrait by Christne Ahrei % ademics Lance Burchett At the strategic planning retreat.Annelle Weymuth, executive assistant to the president, calls on small group members to share their ideas with other participants. Weymuth organized the event, which consisted of faculty, staff, students and community members. Photo by Amy Roh Betty Bush.professor of curriculum and instruction, heads one of the education round tables to discuss current issues of the University. People met in small groups and were assigned different areas to address. Photo Amy Roh ndad emics Diversity faculty and students work together MPROV In response to Senate Bill 340 in l ' )9S, the Coordinating Board for Higher Education adopted a three-phase schedule to review public, four-year institutions ' mission statements. Students, facult) ' and staft worked on this vision through an on-going prtKess called strategic planning. Through this planning, the University developed Mission Enhancement, which helped accelerate and improve the University for the future. The Mission Enhancement proposal of ' 97 had three goals. First, was to enhance and extend the electronic campus to use information technolog) to enrich and facilitate learning on and oft campus. Next, was to continue to apply quality concepts to all aspects ot the University ' s operations, particularly as these concepts were reflected in the Malcom Baldrige National Qualify Award criteria. Finally, was to develop the Northwest Missouri Educational Consortium as a model for providing cost-efiective, seamless, post-secondary educational services in the region. The University worked to reach these goals and further the technology-based knowledge. " We put together a Mission Enhancement plan and had to make that happen, " Provost Tim Gilmour said. " The first couple of years of recording we focused on how can we make this happen. We talked about the Center for Information Technology ' in Education and what we were doing regarding the Consortium. " One result was CITE. This was accelerated learning through modularization, which brought online degrees. " With modularized learning, what you observe is that students all get it, " University President Dean Hubbard said. " Once you make time the variable and learning the constant, instead of the traditional model, which is that time is the constant and everyone spends the same amount of time in the class and learning is the variable, some learn a lot, some learn less. But when you put it on modules then all students get it. " The University was required by the Coordinating Board to report the results of Mission Enhancement. These results were to come from three areas — CITE, Quality Initiatives and the Consortium. " One was the whole upgrading of our electronic campus mission establishment of the Center for Information Technology in Education, " Gilmour said. " We have spent $1 ,630,534. " Quality Initiatives included quality, trimesters and the Missouri Academy for Mathematics, Science and Computing. The University spent $1 ,360,812 for those. " We arc suppose to get roughly $2. 1 million this year in preparation for the Academy, " Gilmour said. The Consonium was designed to promote cooperation and to link resources among educational institutions. The Consortium used $530,968 in funding. All together, with the $2. 1 million for the Academy, the total was $5.7 million, Gilmour said. " We have evolved this along pretty well, " Gilmour said. " I think we are going to meet virtually all the targets in there. " The Coordinating Board wanted to sec the report by April of 2001, and then have it to the governor of the General Assembly of Missouri by January 2002. As a way to prepare for the next round of Mission Enhancement, students, faculty and staff met to discuss what they wanted to see implemented. " I have been doing strategic planning since I have been in the president ' s office, nine years, and I have been really pleased with the collaborative effort that we receive, " Annelle Weymuth, executive assistant to the president, said. During Mission Enhancement meetings, Hubbard said he knew of three changes that might affect the funding. " One is that wc are going to have a new governor, " Hubbard said. " Two, is term limits are going to kick in and the fall of 2002, 90 percent of the legislators that are down there (Jefferson City, Mo.) now will not be there. The political environment is going to change very radically. Will this impact us as a institution? Will it impact money for higher education? It is hard to say by just looking at that in and of itself " by Nicole Fuller Mis,sii)n Enhanceme 10 courses adapt to technology ADVANC The campus classroom may have been a traditional setting for learning, but the structure of traditional courses did not prove beneficial to every student. As Laura Phillips discovered, online courses allowed students to move at their own pace, reducing stress and eliminating the anxiety behind class discussion. Phillips first discovered the selection of online courses through a friend and signed up for music appreciation, hoping to avoid attending the general education class. After spending a semester working through the course and adapting her life to doing classwork at home, Phillips developed a love for the new method of self-instruction. Wishing to get more general education requirements out of the way through the more adaptable online method, she enrolled in peoples and cultures of the world. In her previous online course experience, Phillips liked the way the course worked, but also enjoyed learning how to schedule her time and motivate herself " The courses online were easier in some aspects, " Phillips said. " You could learn your own way, and you had to discipline yourself " At the same time, Phillips enjoyed the freedom of working at home and being able to lounge around in a stress-free environment, no matter what level of work lay ahead. " It was nice to sit around in pajamas or to watch television while I was working on a course, " Phillips said. Phillips also liked being able to read about the subject area she was studying and not having to worry about catching the important details of a lecture in notes. " What you have to know is made more clear than in class lectures, " Phillips said. Dr. Greg Haddock, instructor of the online peoples and cultures of the world class, pointed out standard lecture discussion was not a part of the online course. " In the absence of meeting regularly in class, we depended a lot more on discussions that were written, " Haddock said. Haddock required his students to participate by posting ideas and taking part in discussions with other students in the course. That method set a more informal tone for students to voice their opinions and kept any one student from intimidating other participants or dominating the discussions. Students enjoyed the laid-back method of learning, and the increasing interest in the online course program prompted Northwest officials to increase the variety of classes offered. When the program began in spring 1999, only four classes were available. The options were increased to six classes over the summer and nine in the fall trimester and eight in the spring trimester. The online courses, costing $175 per credit hour, were popular with students because they offered a convenient and reasonable alternative to attending class on a regular basis and taking part in class discussion. As Phillips moved through her educational training, she was able to conquer her lack of enthusiasm for general education courses by trying something new. Liking the new method of online instruction, she developed a way to face unwanted challenges with more optimism. by Laura Pearl lUlC lUil n emics Cour ine ourses TIte Enjoyment of Music Humanities of the Eastern World Peoples and Cultures of the WorU America — A Historical Survey Introduction to Logic Using Computert Management Information Systems Labor Economia Production and Operations Management Labratory Ethnicity in America Introduction to Philosophy Human Resouces Management Retailing Earth Science Labratory Online CoArae dedicated to student and campus Student Orientation and Registration Leaders, student ambassadors and professors constantly said, " You get out of it what you put into it. " While this may have been true in some aspects, a hard working Faculty Senate and Support Staff did everything in their power to insure students at Northwest had an acceptable environment and numerous opportunities to learn and to succeed. Faculty Senate was created in 1974 when the former Faculty Council dissolved. As a governing body on campus, members were elected from every department and worked diligently to represent and serve both their respective departments and students. The executive board consisted of the president, vice president, past president, president elect, secretary and committee members who addressed issues facing the campus. One of the major issues faced was the possible implementation of a state-wide effort regarding general education courses. Missouri considered creating set general-education course requirements across the state. This would allow students to transfer their previous credits to any institution within the state without wasting time, money or having to repeat courses. " This concerns us because we have put a lot of time and energy in deciding exactly which courses and how many of them you need to take, " Al Sergei, Faculty Senate President, said. Students needed more than a well-planned curriculum to learn. A support staff of 253 full-time and 1 1 part-time employees assured students had the resources they needed and a clean and safe environment to use them in. Secretaries, Campus Safety, custodians, reference specialist, construction workers, painters and landscaping staff all fell into one of four categories: clerical, services, technical and skilled. Pat McFarland was reference specialists at the B.D. Owens Library. One of her jobs was to teach students how to begin their research projects. " This is such a fascinating place to work because students are always surprised at what we have to offer, " McFarland said. " It is exciting to hear, This is exactly what I ' m looking for. ' I love working with this age group and helping with the learning process. " Many other support staff members shared McFarland ' s enthusiasm when working with young adults. Irma Merrick, a Northwest alumna and former Northwest teacher, worked for campus dining as a cashier. " I don ' t have rude kids, " Merrick said. " They are all very polite. One boy wrote an evaluation letter commending Kathy, another campus dining employee, and me. " Merrick ' s polite customers may be attributed to her attitude. Merrick saw greeting those who came through her line with a smile and saw greeting as part of her job. Through countless outlets, Faculty Senate and the Support Staff dedicated hours to the campus and its students. It was the extra time these individuals spent to the betterment of the University that made Northwest an enjoyable place to be. byjaclyn Mauck W emics Final touches are put on the hand rails in front of the modular classrooms by Tom Gaa and Russ Jones. Between classes, students had to wait outside of the buildings. Photo by Oiri$t»ne Ahrens Members of Faculty Senate discuss issues concerning the campus at their weekly meeting. Faculty Senate consisted of members from every department who served and represented both their respective students and departments. Photo by John Petrovk Faculty Senate . Support . Outside of the DeLuce Gallery, visiting artist Denni Ringering, a professor of art at Southern lllinol University, visits with students. A slide presentatioi explained Ringering ' s interests in man-made symbol: Photo by Heavier Epperly artists visit University HOWCAS Paintings, sculptures and other diverse forms of artwork inundated the DeLuce Gallery throughout the year. But for approximately eight weeks each trimester, the Gallery opened its doors to visiting artists instead of Northwest students. " Overall, I enjoyed seeing what others are doing in the art world, " Sarah Wilson said. " Where they get their inspiration and what medium they are using. " The season started with James Butler in September. Butler was a teacher at Illinois State University and a participant in technical and aesthetic issues that defined contemporary fine art. The Visiting Artist Series continued in October with Dennis Ringering, a professor of art at Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville. Ringering emphasized symbols, images and objects that were man-made. The art he showcased at Northwest was the result of a study he did of Native American petroglyphs in the Southwest. In November, Glen Cebulash was the featured artist. Cebulash focused on suburban landscape, which helped Wilson, who was an art education major, with her painting. " I hadn ' t done landscaping in about two years, so his lecture was a good starting point for me, " Wilson said. Having the opportunity to meet with these artists was a learning experience for the students. Opening night of each series, the artist lectured to give visitors some insight into their work. Then, there was a reception where the students discussed the art with each other and the artist. " It ' s interesting to see what my peers think, " Wilson said. " People in the same studio can have different perspective. " Wilson said the artist series was a positive experience. It gave her and other students the opportunity to meet with professionals in their field and look at their artwork without leaving the comforts of the University. " It ' s like bringing a museum to the school, " Wilson said. " Not everyone can travel to Nelson-Atkins (an art museum in Kansas City, Mo.) so it ' s unique that everyone can see other people ' s work. " by Sarah Smith Aiij iiv. WA emics Students, faculty and members of the community admire the pieces in the Faculty Art Exhibit as they walk through the DeLuce Gallery. Professors vyere glad to have their art displayed because It encouraged them to continue to express themselves through art Photo by Amy Roh At the Faculty Art Exhibit. Sheryl Meiergerd and Beth Dilges look over the pottery of Russell Schmaljohn. Schmaljohn ' i and other faculty mem- bers ' work was displayed for one month In the DeLuce Gallery. Photo by Amy Roh mllmm students increase skills through production DIR CTIN OBSTACLES by Sarah Smith Before a Lab Series Production premiered at the Charles Johnson Theater, there were obstacles the cast and crew had to defeat. Overcoming illness, finding available rehearsal space and loos- ing a week of rehearsal time all played rolls in the production of " Waiting for Godot. " Directed by theater major Matt Dendinger, " Waiting for Godot " told the story of Valdimir and Esteragon who were waiting for Godot to arrive. Throughout the play, the audience learned how the two filled their days. At the end of each day, Godot ' s errand boy would tell Valdimir and Esteragon that Godot was not coming, but he was to arrive the next day. From the first time Dendinger read the play ' s script he knew he wanted to be a part of the production, whether it was acting or directing. " It was really a sort of love at first read situation, " Dendinger said. " I just really fell in love with the show and a lot of the themes it deals with. " The themes primarily focused on human existence such as the meaning of life; the characters of the play were all symbolic of the answers. Dendinger said the play was also symbolic of his own life and that helped him with his directing. " That kind of thing was something I was dealing with in my personal life, obviously, because everybody is, " Dendinger said. " The play really stuck with me on that level too, which was an- other reason I really wanted to do it. " Once Dendinger knew what play he would be directing, audi- tioning for a cast and crew was his next major task. By Decem- ber, Dendinger knew who was in the production, and rehearsals started after winter break. There were approximately four weeks until the curtain went up. On the path to opening night, there were some minor road blocks with the production. The first was finding a medium be- tween the actors and director. Each actor had an idea of how their character should be portrayed, and it was up to Dendiger to make the ultimate decision. " My job as director is to take all of these ideas and bring them together in some sort of conglomerated whole that fits in with my personal vision as to what ' Waiting for Godot ' was about, ' Dendinger said. " What I did was give the actors quite a bit ol freedom in how they wanted to develop their characters. " Valdimir. pla ed by Kevin Sothemer. patronizes Esteragon during " Waiting for Godot Lab Series Productions gave students the chance to participate in theater outsidi of musicals and plays at the Mary Linn Performing Arts Center. Photo by Amy Roh i emics I Once each individiul had his or her character developed, bring- I ii the entire cast and crew together was the next major task. I This process was hahed when a majority of the cast left town for ; the American C-ollege Theater Festival and stopped rehearsal for 1 about a week. j " I was kind of worried about that because of a big break. " I Dcndinger said. " But, as it turned out, it wasn ' t a problem at all. I I had a great cast, and as siwn as we got back together they were right on top of things and kept on going. " Then, two days before ojx ' ning night, Dendingcr became sick. This was a crucial time for the cast and the last major dress re- hearsal before the production opened. " (It was) not a gwxi time for the director to get sick because rfiat s when all of the technical elements start to get added in, " Dcndinger said. " I wasn ' t tmi worried, because I knew we were i where we needed to be. I really didn ' t have any more work that I I needed to do. " I Through each of these factors, Dendingcr had his stage man- I er. Danielle Marshall, to assist with the diflkulties. Marshall ' s primary task was to work with the technical side of the play. j ' Danielle and I clicked; it was a perfect relationship between i stage manager and director, " Dendingcr said. " It made my life easier knowing that I could count on her. " .Despite the unforeseen difficulties, the Lab Series performance premiered with few problems. With the hard work of a strong cast and technical crew, the wait for Godot was made smoother. White waiting on h« property. Esteragon and Vaklimir m«et th« landowner. Pozzo. and hij slave. Locky " Vyaiting (or Godot " was a second-stage Lab Series, which received a hrjer budget than a studio Lab Series Phoio bfAmy Roh OPPORTUNITY by Kelsey Lowe Amidst a sea of dysfunctional characters, " A Lie of the Mind " presented the aftereffects of domestic violence. I he l.ab Series Production was the senior project of Ben Sumrali, who played the main character, Jake, ihe show followed Jake through the dilemmas of his mind as he tried to come to terms with the guilt he felt after beating his wife. Beth, who left him. " He viewed losing Beth as losing himself, " Director Nate Stuber said. " Ihrough the play, he realizes what Beth was to him. I really feel that this was a redemption for himself " One feature of the play was a post-show discussion both nights, characteristic of all Lib Series Productions, lypical questions asked regarded possible outcomes for the characters ' lives. " A lot of people said they could easily relate to some of the char- acter types, " Sumrali said. " It caused a lot of people to stop and think about things. I think it ' s good because it gives the pc-ople in the show a chance to see whether their goals are met. " Dr. Theo Ross, chairman of the department of communication and theater arts, said he was impressed by everyone involved in the production. " It seemed to be very tight, and all of the performers and techni- cal elements altogether seemed to be very well-planned, " Ross said. " Often times, in early productions, you ' ll see things that aren ' t quite fully developed, but I didn ' t notice too many of those. " The performance was a re- quirement for Sumrall ' s theater degree. While many times it was assumed the candidate would direct the play, his emphasis was on acting. " I thought it was especially nice to see that he had a sepa- rate page of the program given over to him as a performer, be- cause it was his senior project. " Ross said. " Ordinarily, you might think of the director as the only one who puts a note in the program, and so I think the fact that Ben had the program note here really shows how fo- cu.sed we are on senior project components. " Lab sl hlJ A location sacrifices made for the improvement of campus XPANSION In order to move ahead, it was sometimes necessary to take a step back. For the faculty and students who worked in the Garrett-Strong Science Building, it was step back behind Wells Hall. The two-and-a-half-year, $15.3 million renovation plan of Garrett-Strong began in November 1999, with % a completion date set for the summer of 2002. The renovations took place in two phases, the largest which began in spring 2000. " We expect the first phase to take 18 months to two years for completion, " Dr. Taylor Barnes, dean of arts and sciences, said. " The second phase should not take as long, and the entire building should be done by the summer of 2002. " The $15.3 million was allocated for a total heating, air and ventilation overhaul, as well as new laboratories, classrooms, lab equipment and new Internet connections. In order to provide state-of-the-art facilities, 40 faculty members from three departments had to be relocated to the Thompson-Ringold Building, the third floor of the B.D. Owens Library and three modular buildings behind Wells Hall. As with any sort of renovation, there were a few obstacles students and staff had to face. Classrooms had to be relocated, offices moved, phone numbers changed and a reduction in restroom facilities had to be endured. " Of course there were the obvious inconveniences involved with a move, but nothing major, " Dr. Richard Frucht, professor of history humanities philosophies, said. " But on the whole, the crew that moved us and the planners did a terrific job. " Barnes also commended the campus ' environmental services department for their help in the moving. " The faculty are very pleased with how University Environmental Sciences have handled the move, " Barnes said. " I am also very thankful that the faculty have also offered their free time. They have a positive attitude about it all and don ' t complain. " Other complaints about the move was that there were no places to wait around the modulars between classes. Students and faculty were lucky during the unseasonably-mild winter, but there was simply no place to go while waiting for the previous class to come out of the modular. " In the cold, rain and inclement weather you cannot get in until the other group gets out, " Frucht said. " It is a problem that will definitely have to be addressed. " Many students and faculty admitted when they were told they would have classes in a modular classroom, they were not thrilled. There were jokes about trailers, fears about having class in a tin-can and talk of not having windows. " We are very pleased with the new office facilities, " Frucht said. " The modulars are not that much of a change either. As far as teaching and learning goes, it is just a different room and a different locale. All I needed was a coat-rack, and when you can say that you know it is not a bad situation. " Warren Grouse pointed out a few problems he found with the modulars. " The desks are a little small, so they don ' t have quite enough room for all of my materials, " Grouse said. " The other drawback is that the windows are tinted so you cannot see in. People are constantly walking in the middle of classes on accident. " I The only other complaint coming from students was the noise that came with the beginning of the renovations in Garrett-Strong. " It is hard to have class and concentrate when you have people banging on the walls while you ' re trying to take not es, " Tammi Hancock said. Frucht pointed out everyone would benefit from the renovations that went on in Garrett-Strong, as well as from the other renovations on campus. " It will be worth it, " Frucht said. " You want to upgrade your facilities. Every student on campus will benefit from it. It attracts better students and better faculty. It makes the whole better. " by Kristi Williams U emics Dr. Mark Sand, associate professor of math and statistics, assistsMichelle Owens in Multi-Varted Calculus in the modular classroom. The modular classrooms were temporary until the completion of the Garrett-Strong Science Building in the summer of 2002. Photo by Christine Ahrem After the fall trimester, the Garrett- Strong Science Building was closed for renovations. Instead of moving classes into other buildings, trailers were brought on to campus. Photo by Amy Roh After Finite Math. Jackie Acosu exits Modular 2. Students had to adjust to the change of no longer having classes in the Garrett-Strong Science Building. Photo by Christine Ahrens Garrett-St 0 business and education degrees flourish with technology INSTRUCTION Each spring, summer and fall, hundreds of students completed their years of formal education and moved to Northwest Alumni status. For the past decade, nearly 50 percent of these graduates earned degrees in the fields of education or business. The evolution of the electronic campus, technology and starting as a teacher ' s school in 1905 were why Northwest was ideal for higher education in these fields. " This institution is really focused around some specific things and education is one of them, " Dr. Max Ruhl, dean of the College of Education and Human Services, said. " Technology as a general theme is one of the things we ' re obviously focused around. There is not much more to the success of educators than high expectations and an ability to use the latest technology and really make your classroom hum. " In the field of education, elementary, middle school junior high and secondary education degrees were offered. In fall ' 99, 22 percent of the graduates earned degrees in the education field. According to Ruhl, one reason students wanted a degree in education from Northwest was because it was one of two universities in Missouri to offer the experience of a laboratory school. Besides the Horace Mann Laboratory School on campus. Southwest Missouri State University offered the Greenwood Laboratory School where aspiring teachers could work with children before graduation. Students also worked in the public school system before they earned their degree. This was another important factor in preparing students to become teachers. " Our people find jobs because the people in this region tell us that having worked in Horace Mann, and worked more closely with schools, our people know what they ' re doing when they get there, " Ruhl said. Another reason Northwest was successful was due to distance learning. This included electronic portfolios, online courses and Web-based degrees. " Northwest is one of the leaders in the country moving out on distance learning and Web based, " Ruhl said. " Not only within the college of education, but the college of business is doing phenomenal things with Web-based courses and programs. " In fall ' 99, approximately 17 percent of graduates earned degrees in the field of business. This included degrees in areas such as business management, computer management systems and accounting. Dr. Ron DeYoung, dean of the College of Professional and Applied Studies, said the methods of teaching were major factors that attracted students to business. " Some other reasons why students pick Northwest is that I think that people know that when they come to Northwest they ' re being taught by full-time faculty members who are interested in their learning, and they ' re not taught by graduate assistants, for example, as they are at a lot of other schools, " DeYoung said. Opportunities for students to earn degrees via the Internet was made possible with online courses.The only online degree offered was a baccalaureate degree with a major in business management, but the plans for accounting and computer management systems online degrees were being discussed. " What we ' re trying to do is really take a more regional perspective as well as try to keep the student in mind, " DeYoung said. Using the latest technology and hands-on experience, Northwest continued to attract hundreds of students to pursue degrees in education and business each year. The departments and colleges continued to advance, opening the doors to a world of opportunity for students after completing their formal education. by Sarah Smith 600 r Popular Majors o f QO Ol o 05 o» O) t Other Degrees Combined ■ Total Business Degrees infographic by Cody Snapp ■ Total Education Degrees information courtesy of tlie Provost ' s Office and Dave Oetiler Ulyc cmics Handl-on experience in the Horace Mann Labo- ratory School was one of the features that brought students to the educauon department at North- west. Nearly 72 percent of the students took ad- vanuge of the opportu- nities at Horace Mann. Photo by m Roh Working with fourth grade students at the Horace Mann Laboratory School. Megan Foster helps with multiplication. Southwest Missouri Sute University was the only other university in Mis- souri to offer a labora- tory school experience. Photo by Amy Roh V As part of the application process.Terry Immel reviews potential students applications. Immel was also responsible for putting the student information together and had been working in the admissions office for about a year Photo by Christine Ahrens Students have the opportunity to work at the admissions counter on the second floor of the Administration Building. Esra Aydar was in charge of assembling the application materials of future applicants. Photo by Christine Ahrens 112 1 admissions rise with help of successful program ENROLLMENT After years of hard work and struggle. Northwest was starting to see an increase in enrollment. With the numbers up by nearly 2.6 percent, enrollment was the highest it had been since 1992. " Basically, we ' re really target-driven by looking at the number of students wc want from certain areas, " Roger Pugh, dean of enrollment management, said. With five recruiters covering the areas of Greater Kansas City, Mo. Southern Missouri, Northern Missouri, St. Louis Southeastern Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska, Northwest was finally getting the students it wanted. " Wc are having a good year and there ' s a multi-number of things that have contributed to that, " Pugh said. " One thing is we have a larger freshmen class than we have had in the two previous years. " The number of first-time freshmen was up from 1,114 in ' 98- ' 99, to 1,214 in ' 99-2000. This was an increase of nearly 9 percent. These high numbers of students could be credited to the number of students who continued pursuing their formal education. " We continue to have better retention, " Pugh said. " Students are staying from year one, to year two, to year three, to year four. That ' s a positive aspect of it, too. " The retention rates were due to some of the methods used to help students. Programs such as the Outreach Program, which allowed students to go into their field and work before graduation, and web- based courses, which gave students the chance to take classes via the Internet without leaving their homes, helped to generate distance learning. Not only were the number of students up, but the quality of students also increased. " We graded prospects and really targeted ones we thought we had the best opportunity with, " Pugh said. The University kept about 15,000 students on prospect file. These were the students who were sent literature about the campus and encouraged to come for a campus visit. " Tours are very good, " Pugh said. " We get about a 50 to 60 percent yield rate out of people who take a tour actually will enroll, so it is one of our better things. " Besides tours, the University sponsored different recruitment activities such as a Kansas City Night at Royal ' s Stadium, tele-counselling, a faculty phone-a-thon, bus tours and the Summer Orientation And Registration Program. " We ' re always in the game where we ' re trying to improve our yield, " Pugh said. By targeting students. Northwest sometimes had to deny the less-than-quaiified candidates. Because the University was moderately selective, requiring an ACT composite of 21 or higher and a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 (4.00 scale), there were some students who did not meet these requirements, but wanted a chance to prove they were ready for the college experience. Amber Vance finished her high school career unsure of what she wanted to do. She had been considering the University of Nebraska-Lincoln because she knew she did not want to go to a communit) ' college near her small hometown of Glenwood, Iowa, but she wanted a smaller school in a different city. After much deliberation and a little encouragement from her sister and a cousin who attended Northwest, Vance decided to apply in February. One month later, she received a letter of rejection from the University. " I knew that there must be a reason why I shouldn ' t go there, " Vance said. It seemed unlikely this soccer playing, cheerleading, B-average student would not be accepted to a moderately selective university. It was not until one Sunday afternoon in April that Vance received a message on her answering machine telling her the University re-reviewed her application and wanted to by Sarah Smith ' continued Enrollment . Housing StudentAmbassador Camilla Geuy tells potential students about the legend behind the Kissing Bridge. Student Ambassadors were an important part of recruitment for Northwest. Photo by Amy Roh On a stop to the Student Union, Student Ambassadors Camilla Geuy and Sarah LaBarr talk about the renovations being done in the Union. It was important to inform potential students of all of the different aspects of the University during the tour Photo by Amy Roh ENROLLMENT admit her for the fall ' 99 trimester. The only condition to her atceptancc. was she had to work through the Strategics to Return Individuals Desiring an Education Program. " 1 listened to the message and I was thinking, What the heck? ' " Vance said. " I wasn ' t sure if I could believe it or what exactly she was saying. " Once Vance figured out the message was saying, she was unsure if she wanted to come to Northwest. " My mind was changed because they denied me, " Vance said, " i ' hen they accepted me and 1 had to make up my mind because I didn ' t know what 1 wanted to do and I wasn ' t accepted anywhere else. " Through her acceptance, Vance was required to participate in the STRIDE Program, which was created in ' 96 when the University became moderately selective. The new admissions standards had made the pool of students who had generally been accepted to the University ineligible. Therefore, STRIDE was created to help students succeed. " We want to make sure that anyone we admit to the University can be successful and graduate, " Bev Schenkel, associate director of admissions, said. " The worst thing we can do is admit somebody that we know has a high failure rate based on those academic credentials. " Before acceptance into the University through STRIDE, the student was required to submit a personal essay and sign an Understanding of Participation. In the essay, the student stated their academic standing in high school, their goals for the future, their view of college and what they thought it took to be successful. The Understanding of Participation was a contract the student signed showing they acknowledged the things they had to do to remain a student at Northwest. This included attending Freshman Seminar regularly and finding a tutor if suggested by a faculty adviser. " You can ' t make somebody do something they don ' t want to do, " Schenkel said. " You can lead them to tutoring, but that doesn ' t mean they ' re going to attend it. It just depends on the student if they ' re going to be successful or not. " After additional assistance during the fall trimester, STRIDE participants were no longer required to meet with their Freshman Seminar adviser. They were then encouraged to find an adviser in their major and continue their years at Northwest like every other student. In the next fall, more STRIDE students became a part of the program to keep the cycle continual. " I believe there ' s always going to be a population of students that are going to need a little bit of assistance and little extra help, " Schenkel said. " I think we get a good response from students who appreciate the opportunity to get assistance. " En mil men t , HoiLilj? construction delays residence hall opening HOUS I NQ Construction on campus delayed University housing options for the spring trimester. South Complex was planned to open at the beginning of the second trimester. Students from Franken Hall intended to move before Christmas break. Franken residents, in a letter, were told that they would not be moving to the newly renovated residence hall until later. Some students were unhappy with the way they were notified. " I did not like they way I found out, " James McGee said. " I wish they would have came to us as a group and told us why. " We found out before RHA (Residence Hall Association), which I thought was a little strange. " Students were anxious to move into the new residence hall because of the design. The concept of South Complex was supposed to be much like that of Roberta Hall, but with a more-modern decor. " The double rooms are bigger in Roberta, but in South they are longer, " Jealaine Vaccaro said. " When we were choosing the furniture and carpet we had the students in mind. Every student was taken into consideration. " Even though South Complex rooms were smaller, they had other perks. They had moveable furniture and each room had separate temperature control. There was also a new setup between the wings, which was a lobby that separated the halls. The selection process for the students that moved into South Complex was unsure. " Students that lived in Franken first trimester would have gotten to chose first, but now I ' m not sure how it would be handled, " Vaccaro said. South Complex was scheduled to open for the start of summer sessions, but other housing problems were faced by the University over the next trimesters. The Missouri Scholars Academy was moved into North Complex and took over most of the complex. The Academy did not effect the housing on campus until it was established and their numbers grew. Also, it was the last year of the price cap for on-campus housing. " Students wanting to live in South will have to pay between $ 1 50-200 more and once the cap is lost I ' m not sure how much it will cost to live on campus, " Vaccaro said. Keeping an open-mind was essential for the trials of campus living. by Janelle McMullen In Hudson Hall. Student Ambassador Camilla Geu talks about the differences between each of the residence halls. Specific tour rooms were set-up in Hudson Hall and Franken Hall to show the visitors the different housing opportunities available on campus. Photo by Amy Roh 1 4 , emics Inside of the South Complex Residence Hall, bare walls and construction materials occupy the building instead of students.The original plan was to open the halls to students in the spring 2000 trimester, but construction caused delay. Photo by Christine A irens A partially renovated building is the typical view students saw at the South Complex Residence Hall. Construction began in the fall of 1 998 and continued into the spring trimester Photo by Christine Ahrens Enrollment . HoJsiL Constant Dollar Changes Since 1985 Dollars in Millions -3-2-1 1 2 3 Instruction -- Research -- Public Service -- Academic Support — (1 ,594,08 j ) Student Services -- Institutional Support-- C- , Physical Plant --d .780,439) Scholarships-- courtesy of the President ' s office 1,967,559 2,236,235 At tfw spring (nduation. President Dean Hubbard shakes the hand of every iraduatc as they pass him on the stage. Hubbard succeeded B.D. Owens as the Uniwanity prasident. Photo by Amy Roh President works to improve University QUALITY by Jacob DiPictre While Northwest was known for its championship football team, winning the Missouri Quality Award or even for having a computer in every residence hall room, that was not the case 1 " years ago. Many ot the University ' s recent successes and national prominence could be attributed to programs implemented by President Dean Hubbard. Former Student Senate President Angel McAdams said one of the reasons for Northwest ' s success under Hubbard was his work ethic. " I think one of his biggest attributes is he will not let us stay stagnant, " McAdams said. " He is a real visionary. He realizes there is always room for growth. I think that is one of his best qualities. He won ' t let us do something good, he asks how can we make it the best. " Hubbard came to Northwest in 1984, from Union College in Lincoln, Neb., a small liberal arts college with approximately 2,000 students. However, Hubbard was tested from the very beginning. In ' 84, the state legislature and the Coordinating Board of Higher Education were considering closing Northwest. Now, Lt. Gov. Roger Wilson, was one of the elected officials pushing the charge. In fact, Wilson ' s vision was to turn Northwest into the Maryville m continued Enrollment Figures Fall1987- Fall 1999 courtesy of the President ' s office 1 , 1 - 1 E - - - . » - ■ ' ' n If L ! • 1 P .. i E - - ■H I . _ - — - - - - • - 1 V 1 1 1 1 1 lU ■ J 1 L 1 1 1 ■ lU 1 7000 6000 5000 z c 3 4000 3 " s ■£■ MMK) I- 2000 1000 ? 2 3 = 5 ti 1.1 t ? _ _ _ _ _ ? - a.w tLw fi.i. £.: .i. .;:, ' tL. .;; a.;. s.::. ■FiU Head Count SumiiKr Head Count O Spring Mead Counl President Dean Hubli P President works to improve University QUALITY Treatment Center. Hubbard said, they had good reason to close the University. Before he came here, enrollment, even though it was open, had been declining for 10 years. Faculty and staff salaries had not increased with the rate of inflation or cost of living. The state had not increased the operating budget in eight years and the school was over $ 1 million in debt. Sixteen years later, Hubbard was still working to improve the quality of instruction, in hopes of helping Northwest students succeed. " My real goal as an educator is to implement quality, " Hubbard said. " We can produce superior students without just tinkering with admissions standards, take fiftieth percentile students and turn them out in the seventieth percentile. I ' ve said that since 1984; that ' s my goal. " In those 1 6 years, through down-sizing in some areas and increasing in others, Hubbard and his staff turned Northwest around. Enrollment was up, " our average student is now above average, " Hubbard said. Operating budgets increased for the past eight years, faculty and staff salaries increased 71.8 percent and the Maryville Treatment Center was built on the out- skirts of town. However, despite all the accomplishments of his administration, Hubbard thought his crowning achievement was his system of quality. Hubbard said he and the school had a lot to be proud of, but the quality system was the corner stone. " The electronic campus. Culture of Quality and a quality athletic program, " Hubbard said. " Out of that, it would be the Culture of Quality, that ' s not just a glib phrase. " Two national championships, a Missouri Quality Award and a computer in every residence hall room later, Hubbard was still making plans for the future. The Missouri Academy of Math and Science, the Center for Information Technology in Education and the northwest Missouri Education Consortium were programs Hubbard and Northwest faculty and staff were working to improve. courtesy of the President ' s office Utility Cost as a Percentage of Total E G Expenditures 12% 10% 8% 6% 4% 2% °«.3% 7.4% £! 6.1% ' 4.9%1i? ' «»«. " ' » 4.2% ' 3.4%i4% n •82 83 M ' 8$ ' 86 " 87 ' 88 ' 89 ' 90 ' 91 ' 92 ' 93 ' 94 ' 95 ' 96 ' 97 ' 98 ' 99 At the autograph session held for th( football team ' s national championship win, President Dean Hubbard talks witt a member of the community. Befon coming to Northwest in 1 984, Hubbarc was president of Union College ir Lincoln, Neb. Photo by Amy Roh ua emics During his final trimester at Northwest, Dr. Don Hagan teaches Introduction to Geography. Hagan was unsure of what he would do after retirement, but said he would miss teaching. Photo by Christine Ahrens As he finishes up his days in the music department, Dr. Richard Bobo anticipates retirement. Bobo was a part of the music department for 30 years. Photo by Christine Ahrens ears of service come to an end TIR Traveling. sf cnding time with spouses and focusing on family were just a few of the things faculty members planned to do after they retired. Of the 10 facult) ' members who retired in April, there was a combined total of 270 years of service to the University. Eight of the 10 faculty members were taking advantage of the " 80 and Out " policy. The policy stated that a staft inember may retire when their age added to the number of years they worked at the University equaled 80. Jerry Wright, associate professor of curriculum and instruction, said he was looking forward to retirement. " I have been working 40 years, since I graduated from college. " Wright said. " I think the goal of everyone is to retire at an early enough age where you can do some ot the things you haven ' t been able to do as a full-time employee, while your health is still pretty good and you have energy to do the things you postponed doing all of your life. " Wright said he would miss the friends he made over the last 31 years. He said it was these people who gave his life an interesting outlook. " Going to classes, and the students and the interaction has kept a different perspective on one ' s life. " Wright said. Another faculty member who retired in April was Dr. Richard Bobo, professor of music. He anticipated spending time with his wife and having more leisure time. " I look forward to being a more full-time husband, " Bobo said. " I look forward to a little more diversification of activity and having, perhaps, more time to myself " Bobo and his wife planned to move to Dayton. Ohio, after he retired because that was where most of their family was located. Bobo said he would miss his colleagues, the students and the staff after he retired. " They are good people. " Bobo said. " People with a professional outlook and I always appreciated that about Northwest and the direction it ' s going in. " During the 17 years Bobo had been teaching at Northwest, he said music literature was the subject he enjoyed most. " That type of course afforded me the opportunity to bring in related issues in an history as well as literature and politics. " Bobo said. " And I always enjoyed doing that; I had a passion. " Dr. Don Hagan, professor of geography and geology, said he was uncertain about what he was going to do after he retired, but said he would miss teaching. " Without a question I will miss the students. " Hagan said. " I will miss the daily contact with students and seeing their daily progress and successful achievements. " iiach of the 10 individuals were honored with a reception April 18. The fiaculty officially retired April 30. by Nicole Fuller ENT Retiring Faculty • Dr. Ed Browning, professor of accounting finance economics, 1961 • Dr. Don Hagan, professor of geology geograpfiy, 1965 • Ricfiard Landes, assistant professor of cfiemistry pfiysics, 1965 • Dr. Mike Jewett, professor of Englisfi, 1969 • Jerry Wrigfit, associate professor of curriculum and instruction, 1969 • Dr. Bob Bofilken. professor of communication tfieater arts, 1970 • Dr. Pat Wynne, professor of biological science, 1972 • Dr. Richard Bobo, professor of music, 1983 • Dr. Gerald Brown, professor of agriculture biology, 1983 • George Rose, associate professor of art, 1984 1 3 Retirement hands are the key to communication LAN American Sign Language evolved due to a growing awareness of the hearing impaired in society. In the deaf culture, ASL maintained its own rules and syntax. The language was constantly changing and ASL spread fiercely, making its way to Northwest. The first sign language class on campus was started in 1993. Instructed by Robbie Ludy, this elective course began an awareness of ASL. The University offered a Sign I and Sign II class. Upon graduating from the first class. Sign II ' s major objective was to tutor the Sign I students. The ASL students also initiated a sign club which was approved by Student Senate. When Ludy left Northwest in 1995, so did the ASL classes and clubs. However, the interest for ASL never vanished. " The unbelievable requests for an American Sign Language class were swarming many departments, " Marcy Roush, previous ASL student and current teacher of Northwest ' s sign language class, said. " The communication theater department began to search for someone qualified to teach a beginning sign class. The interest and demand was high, therefore a new sign curriculum was developed. " Due to the overwhelming response , the class was added to the curriculum again. Students enrolled in the class for a variety of reasons. " I was looking for more hours, " Jennifer Grass said. " Sign language interested me all my life so I took it. The class is fun and I learned so much. My friends do sign in public to practice. " ASL was also beneficial. Especially when working with the public, students associated their skills to previous employment experiences. " In high school I worked in a hardware store and deaf people came in, " Grass said. " Now I ' m able to communicate on a basic level. " Another student had a similar experience when dealing with the hearing impaired. " I thought sign would be neat to learn, " Paige Glidden said. " I ' m intrigued when people sign and I want to know if they ' re talking about me. 1 worked as a leasing assistant and we had a deaf tenant. Writing was ou r only way to communicate. I wish I would ' ve known sign then. " Most of the students enrolled were education majors and ASL could be beneficial in their fiiture endeavors. Dealing with hearing impaired • Continued by Amy Zepnick Instnjctor Marcy Roush signs to her Thursday night Sign Language class. Roush stopped using her voice to communicate with the students three weeks into the ccxirse.This forced the students to learn to read sign instead of relying on Roush for assistance. Photo b fAmf Roh Ua4 emics rfgr tp«it g to the cbu. Marcy Roush exptams (hat (h«y an am Miinial s%ra Roush came from AJbany. Mok. onc« a wMk wdUS. Photo tv Amy Roh CO««to to teach ■■■■iM Bil ll _. . v . ' -- . . ' ' - ' - " ' - ' ' S l ■ 1 1 H ► 1 Bfe QUXj- ' W A 1 1 1 4 % ... 1 While watching what the Marcy Roush is signing. Amy Mathis imitates the sign for bird. Besides learning animals the class was taught colors, family and friend signs and learned how to ask questions. In one trimester the class learned over 1. 500 words. P oto iff Anrf Roh 1 I f Learning the sign for sheep, Jennifer Faltys and Jeff O ' Neal practice what the teacher is showing. The class had learned over 300 words in the first three weeks of class. Photo by Amy Roh Forming his fingers as a ' p, ' Seth Wheeler shows the sign for parrot. At the end of the semester the class ' goal was to be able to communicate and in- teract with the deaf and hearing impaired. Photo by Amy Roh Most important aspects about ASL body language 1 . facial expressions 2. body posture 3. keep eyes on those you are signing to Different types of sign 1 . signing exact English 2. signed English 3. pidgen sign 4. other methods a. speech reading b. cued speech c. finger spelling d. speech Four main components 1 . Handshape 2. Signing area 3. Hand movement 4. position of the palm Ula emics Jeff RcxJgeri receives acknowledgement aher figunng out what sign Marcy Roujh, sign language Instructor, is sa lng. In American Sign Language signs were often similar to the actions they portrayed. Photo by Amy Roh LANGUAGE students, parents and administrators were just a few of the benefits. However, some students ' majors were unrelated to education. ASL was an extra skill which made them stand apart. " I ' m a music major, " Grass said. " I don ' t think there ' ll be a lot of hearing impaired people in music, but I ' ll be ready if there are. " Because ASL was so similar to foreign language, questions flourished as to whether or not the University would allow the use of ASL credits toward a bachelor of arts degree. " A student found a journal article dealing with this very topic, " Roush said. " He found that in New Mexico they are debating this and hope to reach a conclusion soon. They are finding that the rules to ASL do not apply to English and therefore, it could be considered a foreign language. The debate will probably continue for a long time. " Despite the concerns, ASL was a growing interest at Northwest. " I would hope that the demand will become more evident as we move into a millennium dealing with culturally diverse issues, " Roush said. " The need to communicate is a must in our society. 1 think everyone should learn how to use nonverbal communication effectively. " Sign Languitg [liiwe ' After she checks the fuel level, Jill Roasa replaces tl plane ' s gas cap. Students had to pass a 60 questic exam to test their understanding of the plan Photo by Heather Epperly While in flight, pilot Jill Roasa must ensure that tt gauges are functioning properly. Students completf 50 hours of air training before they could fly. Photo Heather Epperly 1 ' Q ' Ac oemics time, weather and money keep pilots ROUND Students attended biology and education laboratories, but how about an aviation lab? Working in conjunction with Rankin Airport since 1968, Northwest offered students the opportunity to experiment with Bernoulli ' s Principle of Lift. The Federal Aviation Agency approved the courses, and in two trimesters the average student could have been on his way to owning a private pilot status. Taught by private pilot Jo Rankin, the first of the two courses was a ground school. This three credit hour course introduced students to the principles of aerodynamics, plane engines and instruments. It also allowed them 10 hours of flight experience. When students passed ground school they moved to air training. The two hour course was taught by Joe Rankin, pilot examiner, accident prevention councilor for FAA and mechanic. Air training was an additional 40-50 hours of flight and students scheduled flight appointments with Joe throughout the trimester to complete their hours. If the weather permitted, students drove a 1964 Cessna 172 down Rankin Airport ' s 3,025 foot runway and into the sky. " Weather is a problem, " Justin Black said. " It ' s always windy in Maryville and beginners can ' t fly in heavy winds; it ' s too unstable. I have been scheduled to fly six times and I haven ' t gone up yet. " These setbacks did not discourage Black. " I ' m not stressed, I know I ' ll eventually get it (private pilot ' s license), " Black said. Ground school and flight training were not the only preparation for the actual license. On their own time, students had to travel to a computer testing center and answer 60 •Continued byjadyn Mauck Avi aftiwr ROUND questions during a three and a half hour exam. The nearest testing centers were located in Omaha, Neb., St. Joseph, Mo., and Kansas City, Mo. If students passed the written exam, they could proceed to the oral test and finally the flight test, taken with an FAA approved flight examiner. A private pilot ' s license was expensive and time consuming. Ground school instruction cost $131.60, and plane rental for one hour at Rankin airport was $50 per hour. " Fifty dollars an hour is a good deal; most places are between $65-75, " Daniel Paalhar, ground school student, said. Tuition for both ground school and flight training, five Northwest credit hours, was $246.25, plus a technology fee of $20. " You can ' t mess around with something like this, " Justin Black said. " I will spend between $2,500 and $3,000 getting my license. " An in-state student would have spent $2,397.25 and an out- of-state student spent $2,840.40. Each student had a different reason for getting his pilot ' s license. For Black, it was family related. " I ' m going to fly my kids around, " Black said. " My dad used to take me up and I thought that was so cool. " Both Black ' s father and grandfather had their pilot licenses. " We just don ' t like to be on the ground, " Black said. A previous Northwest ground school student went on to fly for the Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy ' s performance flight team. " When they start from zero and wind up doing something like that I ' m a pretty proud person, " Joe said. yO emics w private pilot Jo« FUnkin checks che cabin of the 1 9M CHsna 1 72 before the flight Since the plane was so oULit required frequent maintenance checks. Photo bf Hboifter Epperfy On a crisp Autumn afternoon. pik tjill Roasa prepares flight. Strong Maryvilie winds sometimes hindered blfjniMng p k}ts. making it difficult for them to schedule Rtght times. Photo by Heather Eppertf When potential Northwest students came for a campus visit, a university Ambassador introduced them to the programs the school offered. For those interested in the field of agriculture, the agriculture ambassadors became a crucial part of student recruitment. One reason the agriculture department gained more students was because of its hands-on approach to teaching. The University designed the classes to go beyond lectures in the classroom. There were many facilities available for the students such as the Missouri Arboretum, the dairy and embryo facility, a 750 acre living laboratory farm and the alternative crops research facility. The ag ambassadors were unique because they were separate from the University am bassadors. They were specifically designed to give tours to students interested in the field of agriculture. The ambassadors were picked through an interview process. Faculty from the agriculture department and returning ag ambassadors were among some of the interviewers. Once students were selected, they went through training with the advisers and returning ambassadors. Duane Jewell, ag ambassador adviser, said communication skills were an aspect they looked for in students wanting to become ambassadors. " The ambassador is one of the first people the potential student and their parents will meet, so the first impression is very important, " Jewell said. " They need to be able to carry themselves well and be outgoing. They need to know about the program and portray it in a positive matter. I also like them to do well in the program and know all the aspects about the department, not just one specific area. " Nancy Diggs, another adviser for the ambassadors, saw positive changes in the program since she first started. " When I started in 1993, we were doing more hometown recruiting and were sending out more newsletters to the potential students and their families, " Diggs said. " Recently we have been doing more exhibiting. We go to St. Joseph and Kansas City farm shows and regional and national FFA conventions. " Ronda Cheers, a new ag ambassador, wasn ' t planning on being an ambassador, until she stumbled upon the position. Continued by Janelle McMuIlen beyond the farm CRUITM W2i emics t K . 9 dsm At the Agricultural Judging Workshop, ambajsadorTom Head and Matt Aeddy from Indianola. Iowa, discuss the equipment at Northwest Students from a four- state area were involved in the workshop. Photo by Amy Roh Over I ,CXX) students attend the Northwest Agricultural Judging Workshop Oct. 19. A Northwest scholarship was awarded to the highest ranked student in the judging workshop. Photo by Amy Roh CRUtTM " I ran across the program by accident, " Cheers said. " I went into the office to apply to work in the department. I saw my peer adviser and she gave me the apphcation. " Once a student became an ambassador, he faced many obstacles. Stereotyping of the department was a large factor. " When students hear ' ag ' they only think of three things: cows, plows and troughs, " Diggs said. " They think that these students are from the farm and that they are going to go back to the farm. " In actuality, only 10 percent of the students will work on a farm. Most of them will enter the science and business areas of agriculture. " They think we ' re hicks and that the word ' ag ' means farming, " Jamie Haidsiak said. " It scares a lot of people off, especially people from the city. It is a lot more than farming. " Despite the stereotypes about the department, it is growing. Having the ag ambassadors is one of the main reasons for this. " The program is working well, " Jewell said. " When the parents and students come in for the tour they don ' t feel intimidated when they see that a student is giving the tour. They can ask those questions they would not ask a faculty member, and the parents and students get to see first hand the University and our department from a student ' s viewpoint; and for some that is a deciding factor. " Northwest agriculture students Tom Head and Ronda Cheers assist in events in the agricultural department The agricultural ambassadors assisted in many of the events the department sponsored. Photo by Amy Roh H yi High school students learn about breeding habits of fish while on a tour of Northwest ' s facilities. Each student had a chance to capture a fish in the tank. Photo by Amy Roh ademics " T AGE DUO A- « ' 3 Agricultural Ambass Jd P further education broadens horizons V RSATILITY Many of the graduate students at Northwest took on graduate assistant positions. Graduate assistants worked 20 hours a week and, in exchange, had their tuition waived plus attained a monthly stipend of $656. To obtain a GA position, students filled out applications, submitted three letters of reference and completed an interview. The GA did not choose the department for which they worked; the departments chose them. Travis Dimmit was a graduate student in the history curriculum, but he did his GA work for the psychology department. " At first it was hard for me to relate to the concepts of psychology, but not to the people, " Dimmit said. Because Dimmit was not a psychology graduate student, he realized there was a limit to the level of work he could do for the psychology department. " I am a glorified gopher, " Dimmit said. " I grade stuff, but anything that requires psychology knowledge — no. I do stuff on the computer, run stuff to the copy center and things like that. " Among the four colleges on campus, the college of graduate studies was the smallest. This also allowed the college to have some unique points, such as the individual attention the office gave to students seeking a graduate degree. The 32-hour program seemed easy compared to the 1 24-hour undergraduate degree, but nine hours was a full load for a graduate. The courses for the graduate program had more emphasis placed on the subject area. There were no general education requirements for graduate students, but the expected academic level was much higher in graduate courses. " It was really tough to adjust to the professor ' s change in expectations from what they had when I was an undergraduate, " Dimmit said. As a graduate student and a GA, Dimmit realized how different it was. " The biggest difference between it (the graduate and undergraduate programs) is that now every spare moment of the day I read, " Dimmit said. " I ' ve been in the library more this year than I was all four years combined as an undergraduate. " Dimmit also said that as an undergraduate student he tried to get involved in a lot of things, but with his studies being so intense as a graduate student he did not know as much about what was going on around campus. Many graduate students and graduate assistants became deeply involved with only their area of study. This was not the case for all. Instead, some were given the opportunity to broaden their horizons. by Jammie Silvey Psychology graduate assistant Travis Dimmi finished his daily work foi the department, so h proceeds to complete : paper for one of hi classes. The graduati assistants took classe and worked 20 hours week for their positior Photo by Amy Roh U emics Graduate Assi U • Students work with technology of the time in the Physics Laboratory. • Oct. 1 2, 1 907, students, faculty and patrons of Maryvitle gathered for the laying of the corn erstone of the Fifth District Normal School building. • Students sit in class working diligently on their latest artistic endeavor in 1912. Residence hall life in the early 1 950s was much like that of the 1 990s. Photos courtesy 6.O. Owens Library Vlifery Since the first cornerstone was laid in 1905, Northwest has experienced numerous changes. Several traditions were established and held fast, while some faded into the background as society advanced into an age of technology. As time passed, so did the University. Name and structural changes were only one small portion of the our alteration. These changes were a continual process that contributed to the progress of the campus. In the beginning, we were a solitary building on acres of lush, green farmland. From that single building, we evolved into a major University with more than 10 educational buildings, seven residence halls and numerous performance areas for the arts and athletics. The buildings were not the only alteration to the University. Dozens of sports and organizations were established to fulfill the interest of nearly every one of us on campus. With the vast advancements Northwest had faced in its first decade, it was hard to imagine how much farther the expansion could continue. As the buildings weathered the test of time, the comparisons of ' now and then ' were tucked into the memories of students, faculty and alumni to be cherished forever. History Div W ADMINISTRATION BUILDING by Laura Pearl Among the trees, buildings and concrete pathways of the campus stood the tall, four-towered structure of the Administration Building. With its roots planted firmly in Northwest history, the building served as both a memory of past tradition and a symbol of change and adaptation. The first cornerstone to the Administration Building was laid Oct. 12, 1907. Work was halted Sept. 24, 1908, due to lack of funds, and for nearly one year the top of the walls were covered with canvas. The first chapel exercise was held in the Administration Building Oct. 3, 1910, and it was one of the only buildings at Northwest Missouri State Teachers College. The Administration Building continued to house the majority of classes for many years. However, as specialized buildings were constructed, such as the Garrett-Strong Science Building in the late 1960s, entire departments started to vacate the structure. As departments cleared out, administrative offices filtered in, giving the building more of a businesslike quality. As the 1970s came to an end, tragedy struck the Administration Building. On the night of July 24, 1979, a fire broke out on the fourth floor. The fire, thought to be caused by electrical failure, spread rapidly across the top floor and engulfed the Frank Deerwester Theatre. Dr. Virgil Albertini and his wife, Dolores, were just finishing up the text of their Northwest history book Towers in the Northwest when the theater collapsed in an explosion of fire. " A number of people said to us, ' Well, there ' s another chapter for your book ' , " Dolores said. With the loss of a facility to showcase celebrities, the theater department lost its largest performance arena. The theater had begun renovation at the time of the fire, and it was 70 percent complete when the structure burned. The fire gave the Administration Building yet another reason to change, and state funding provided the resources for reconstruction. The Frank Deerwester Theatre would not return to the historic structure, but offices and a few classrooms stayed in the building. The fourth floor classrooms were the only thing that did not return to their original location. The Administration Building served as a symbol of pride and tradition throughout its more than 90 years on campus. With the changes of time and fire, the building adapted to suit the needs of students and faculty and enrich the atmosphere of the community and the University. After years of fighting for a State Normal School for Northwest Missouri success was in sight. It was 31 years before the bill was first created and introduced Jan. 9, 1 874 in the General Assembly. Saturday, March 25, Gov. Joseph W Folk placed his signature on the bill that ji created the Normal School. In August, Oct. 12, 1907, the present Administration Building ' s cornerstone was laid. For nearly 60 years, it was the hub of campus life, housing classrooms, offices and the Bearcat Den. Photo courtesy ofB.D. Owens Library Frank Deerwester was selected as the first president. He came to Maryville from Warrensburg, Mo. He graduated from Butler College and from the Normal School in Warrensburg. He held the A.B. degree from New York University; performed special work in psychology at Harvard; studied at the University of Maryville was notified that it would be the site of the school. When the news was announced, the courthouse square was alive with a cheering crowd. Chicago; spent one year in Germany studying at Jena and Berlin universities. Though Deerwester was only president for one year, his influence was great in the faculty that he brought to the school. He developed a curriculum for the school, and without buildings for the classes to meet in, he had to decided where they would convene. n ry ihonfy after Roberta Hall was built, this ptaur was iktn of th« Administration Building. At this time, the . dMce had a road that ran in front of it and a -liroad that ran behind It Photo courtesy of B.O. Mmb6rary rhe school colon were changed from red ind white to peen and white. The original soloes were decided in 1 906, when the school first opened, but changed because Mar ' villc High School ' s colors were also red and white. In order for the University to jdrvclope its own identity, die students adced for new colors. i tBKxr 1916, Nncthwrst did not have a nftsooL At a haskeibaD game between Nonhwest and Drury College Jan. 20, the Druiy coach approached Walter Hanson, Northwest coach, and said, " HeUo, Walter. Havr you got your bearcats all keyed up for the game tonight? " Hanson rdayed the stor - to school officials and by 1917, pep squads ««re shouting, " Eat ' em up. Bearcats! ' ' A tornado struck the Administration Building. The disaster occurred on a Saturday afternoon, and the only person in the building was President Ira Richardson. He made a narrow escape before the windows in his office were blown out and particles of shattered glass landed on his desk where he had been sitting. The roof was torn off the building; cost for the repairs was S13.616. The Bearcat, currently known as Bobby, shows his Northwest pride. The Bearcat was later changed to appear more ferocious. Photo courtesy of 6.0. Owens Ubrory Administration Bull y n TRADITIONS by Laura Pearl Traditions revitalized Northwest, creating a link between memories of the past and memories in the making. Some cherished traditions of the past faded into the background as new students inundated the campus with fresh ideas. One faded tradition was freshman hazing. The hazing, a humiliating initiation, lasted five-weeks. From the beginning of the school year until Walkout Day, freshmen were required to wear green-and-white beanies and perform a number of embarrassing feats for the benefit of the upperclassmen. Lonnie Caffey, 1961 Northwest graduate, remembered the humiliation of the hazing period, particularly the ritual of the beanies. " When ever we passed an upperclassman, we had to touch the top of the beanie, " Caffey said. Although Walkout Day marked the official end of the hazing period, the upperclassmen used the day out of school to devise special ways to end the five-week tradition. " On the last day, I ' ll never forget it, " Caffey said. " We had to duck-walk all the way to the downtown area. " The hazing tradition was pushed to the limits in the fall of 1960 when several freshmen sawed the clapper of the Bell of 1948 loose. They told the Student Body president they would return the clapper when the ha zing stopped. The president refused, and six freshmen kidnapped him and held him hostage for a night. Those six freshmen, plus one other, were punished by upperclassmen who shaved the letters to spell " Bearcat " onto their heads. The following fall, hazing was abolished. Northwest has been the home of many traditions, some that endured the changing times and others that faded into alumni memories. Lf In pre-Garret-Strong Science Building days, botany students did hands-on course work in the garden in front of the Administation Building. The building housed all classes in the early years of the University. Photo courtesy of B.D. Owens Library. President Ira Richardson, the fourth president of the University, submitted his resignation. President Uel Walter Lamkin was elected in June. He began his presidency in September 1921. The Newman Club was organized by two members of I the education department, Katherine and Margaret Franken. They sponsored it until their retirement in 1952. The Franken sisters bought a house on Third Street to serve as a meeting place, and for many years the house was the center of activities for the club. m Sfory rics GanJner, head of the Fniusic department, thought jthe college needed a song that •would express the loyalty of the students. He wanted a song that could be used year tificr year until it became a tradition. Wednesday, Oct. 4, Gardner, with the assistance of his music students, introduced the school ' s Alma Mater. The Residence Hall, now Robena Hall, was informally opened. It was equipped to house approximately 192 students and was popular with the women students who lived there until 1 942. The hall was then used for the Navy V-12 program that sent Navy students to coll e. The women returned to the hall in 1945, until 1951 , when a gas tank explosion wrecked the building. When Walkout Day be- gan in 1915. there was not a set date, which made for much anticipation. Stu- dents went to class and waited for the Victory Bell to sound, marking a day of picnics and parading around the courthouse. Photo courtesy of 8.0. Owens Library. The gymnasiiun was opened and dedicated. When the contruction started, progress was halted due to a lack of funds. If the building was to sit not having a roof, there would be even greater damage. The Board of Regents asked the architect and construction company to continue their work. There were 17 student organizations, 16,829 lihrarj ' books, 400 women and 209 men enrolled. The art club was the oldest organization. It was organized by Olive S. DeLuce, head of the art department. The club sponsored many art projects in the college including art exhibits and trips to museums, galleries and other places of art interest. Tradinons CQ GAUNT HOUSE by Amy Zepnick Nestled between the trees and bushes on the outskirts of Northwest, sat the home of University President Dean Hubbard. The house was a distinguished landmark located at the north entrance of the campus. Since it was purchased, it has housed each of the University ' s presidents. The Gaunt House dated back to pre-Bearcat days. It was built for Capt. Thomas W. Gaunt and his family in 1 870. Capt. Gaunt, a horticulturist, came to Maryville in search of suitable ground to cultivate a nursery. At the turn of the century, contractors bought the brick house with an iron fence on 20 acres of land for $1,200. Their intentions were to expand the State Normal School of Maryville. In 1906, President Frank Deerwester was the first University official to move into the Gaunt House. As a project to improve the State Normal School of Maryville, he - began with Capt. Gaunt ' s land. Since classrooms were scarce, students used Capt. Gaunt ' s nursery-packing shed as a temporary classroom. The school turned much of the land into campus opportunity. Capt. Gaunt ' s territory was transformed into Maple Grove Park (later called College Park) across from the Mary Linn Performing Arts Center. The rest of the land was used for building purposes including a gymnasium and sports field. Since then, the Gaunt House housed eight presidents and was remodeled before President Hubbard ' s second year at the University. In 1 907, the University took down Capt. Gaunt ' s fence. Facing College Avenue, the old house ' s white pillars and tan bricks contrasted against the arbors around it. The establishment date of 1870 was on the side of the house until a window replaced the 0. The house has stood for over 100 years and secured leadership at Northwest. As each president resided, he contributed to the history of the oldest building on campus. The Frank Deerwester Theatre was located on the fourth floor of the Administration Building. It was in the process of being renovated when it collapsed in the fire of 1 979. When the building was renovated after the fire the theatre was not rebuilt. Photo courtesy of 6.D. Owens Library The Northwest football team was one ofi five college teams in the nation to finish the season undefeated. They allowed their opponents to score a mere six j points the entire season, while they j scored 190 points. With a record of 9-0, they were declared the MIAA Champions. A hickory stick was sent to Kirksville, Mo., to be kept until the Bearcats beat the Northeast Missouri State University, now Truman State University. One week later, the stick returned to Maryville. Wstb ry The Gaunt House is the oldest building on the Northwest campus. The house was built on the land before Northwest was expanded into an actual college. Photo courtesy of 8.0. Owens Library string of fiiculn. ' salary cuts began. It [.irtcd with a 20 percent decrease of one months salary and continued with a 1.5 iicrcent cut of the annual salary. X en it |:ame time for regular salary cuts, ryone, including the president, buffered. It was nearly two years before a iinancc committee instructed the Board ; f Regents to restore the faculty salaries |n full as soon as the College budget jVDuld permit. The " Hanging of the Greens " ceremony was started by Margaret Stephenson. This served as an exclusive, honorary event at the start of the Christmas holiday. The ceremony involved a performance by the Residence Hall women, in which a processional, carol singing and dancing took place. During Two Philippine girls were admitted to Northwest with their tuition waived. They were invited by President Uel W. Lamkin in order to bring foreign speaking students to the campus. One year later, the first foreign speaking student graduated from the college; Virginia Benitez was from Manila. the " Hanging of the Greens, " the Christmas spirit was promoted. Participants gave explanations of Christmas traditions such as the mistletoe and the Yule log. Philippine Islands. Gaunt HlciP Members of the class of 1949 met for their 50 year clas s reunion over Homecoming weeken Kathyrn Krause-LeBuco and Joan Miller-Freeman converse with fellow alums. Photo by Chriitii Ahrens The first electric scoreboard was used in the gymnasium. It was a gift from the class of 1938. A new, more ferocious Bobby Bearcat was adopted. A speical assembly was held so students could listen to President Franklin D. Roosevelt ask Congress to declare war on Japan. This led to a call to buy Defense Stamps, which was answered by 100 percent of the faculty and staff One month later, lohn Hopple was listed as The " Hanging of the Greens " ceremony was moved to the President ' s home because the Residence Hall was being used to house Navy men. A motion was made in the Board of Regents to change the name of the The college bookstore moved to a northeast room on the first floor of the Administration Building. the College ' s first casuality in World War II. College to the Northwest Missouri State College. The Missouri General Assembly had passed an enabling act, however, the name was not changed until later. Story 50-YEAR REUNION by Nicole Fuller As the 20lh Ga tiuy canK to m end, «) did the 50 year reunion of the Northwest class of 1949. As the years passed, the University changed. " All the classes were held in the Administration Building unless you were indastrid arts. " David Anhur. class of U)49, said. " In l ' M9 there was Rcsidcncx- Hall, whidi Ls now l )lxTta. and the Quads (the mens dormitory). " There was not only a change on campus, but in Maryville as well. A lot of the students lived in town acx-ording to Arthur. " There are a world of new building that came about, " Arthur said. Rftv years agp students chose Northwest for some of the same reasons that they did in 1999. " Reason I came here was bcxause it was a smaller college and 1 did not want a big one, " Arthur said. " It was reasonable compared to other colleges and a lot of rural people rather than what I would call ' city slickers. ' " In the late ' 40s, Roy Lilley remembered when he had a turntable to play records and a transmitter. Lilley ' s equipment transformed into a make-shift radio station because people in other rooms could hear his music on their radios. " ftopic would come over and put my records on and gp home and listen to them, " Lilley sakL " AtkI they wouldn ' t take them off when they were done. After while, 45 rpm records came out and 1 had to replace them and the station vrent off the air. " A significant person who was remembered fix)m Northwest in the late ' 40s was Katy, the dorm lady She would bk w her whisde at 1 0:30 p.m. and all the gjrls rushed in the door, Reva Jo Gondan said. " She would ydl ' TTiat ' s all for tonight girls, ' " Gordan said. The door would lock at 1 0:30 p.m. and those cau t out after that time had to stay in their room the next night, GotxJan said. As 50 years had passed. Northwest alumni saw the changes. There were more than three buildings a pseudo radio station and a residence hall. Thing? had changed from a Normal School to a University. H tjttra! " of the Nortfrwest Missourian came out at 8: 1 5 a.m. to call a special ; assembly to announce that D-Day had closed the war in Europe. ' The Board of Regents accepted the ■ resignation of President Uelw Lamkin to take affect Dec. 1 . Dr. J.W. Jones was to ' succeed him. The class of 1948 rang its class gift. " The Bell of ' 48, " for the first time at 7:45 a.m. The bell was rung on Walkout Day or when a student, faculty, or staff member died. " Memorial Stadium " was named to The hickory stick, a traveling trophy between Northwest and Northeast, now known as Truman State University, football teams, was found in the president ' s vault after being lost for several years. honor the men and women who served in world wars. A building program was initiated. It included a Student Union and a men ' s dormitory in the Quadrangle to house 50 men, an additional 50 women were added to Residence Hall. 50 ' Year Reu W STFDLLER O en by Erica Smith A tradition that has kept the University on its toes for over 80 years has been the Stroller. " The purpose of the Stroller has remained the same in the last 80 years: to be the pulse of the student body, to observe from a student ' s viewpoint what ' s going on around campus, in human nature, on events and situations and on experiences as a college student, " Laura Widmer, director of student publications, said. The Stroller started Jan. 8, 1918, with a headline in The Green and White Courier reading " The Stroller has come. " Since then, the mysterious campus tradition has walked through the history of Northwest, offering tidbits of wisdom and words of advice to his loyal followers. The Stroller was not the first anonymous columnist at Northwest. The Office Cat and The Lady in the Upstairs Window were the first to secretly express their views through the campus newspaper. This criticism has not always been welcomed though. There have been many attempts to rid the column, the first was in the fall of 1922. A new faculty adviser who did not realize the importance of the Stroller and a new editor who wished to try something different omitted the column. It reappeared Oct. 25 with an explanation of his absence: " The Stroller didn ' t intend to come to college this year, but when he heard the uproar his absence caused, he dropped everything and took the first train for Maryville ... and took up his old job of walking the corridors and running the school generally. " When The Green and White Courier changed its name to The Northwest Missourian Sept. 27, 1926, the Stroller continued to wander throughout the pages of the newspaper. Several attempts were made to remove the Stroller from the campus; but each was unsuccessful. Greek organizations seem to be among the most vocal about getting rid of the column, although ironically there seemed to be more complaints during periods when the Stroller — unknown to his peers — was Greek. r The first chunk of earth was turned by student president Max Kinney, marking the foundation of the Student Union. Oct. 10, the " Bell of ' 48 " was rung to signify the awarding of the contract for the building. Residence Hall was wrecked and women were injured when the St. Joseph Light and Power Company ' s gas tank, located east of the hall, exploded. The following March, a fire occurred with the tanks of the Consumer ' s Oil Company. A circulated ar ound the The Board of Regents made regulations concerning the number of automobiles on campus. The Board believed there was a traffic problem with the large amount of students and faculty driving. petition College students to rid the area east of Residence Hall of all gasoline and oil storage tanks, but was unsuccessful. Freshman Roberta Steel died from burns she sustained from the April 1951 gas explosion at Residence Hall. She planned on returning to Northwest as a sophomore, but died on her 20th birthday from a burn relapse. There was an estimated 12,000 people at the Homecoming parade. Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity members watched helplessly as their float caught fire and burned to the ground. istnry The Seminary Building fint held classes Sept 6. 1 906, aher Northwest was established as the Normal School. The building underwent renovations and when opened it had six classrooms and an assembly room for use. Photo courttiy ofR.D. Owens Ubrory. The Administration Building could be seen from Fourth Street before the campus was built. The Administration Building, an industrial arts building and Residence Hall were the only buildings on campus for most of the first SO years of the University. Photo courtesy of B.D. Owens bbrory. r:nct L .S. Prcsidem Harry Truman dedicated the Martin-Pederson Armory to the campus. Mrs. I Truman and Margaret Truman accompanied him. I ' Graduate courses were offered to students for {enrollment. The commencement speech was centered on women. The first master ' s degrees at Northwest were earned by two women from St. Joseph, Mo., Winifred H. Paddleford and Darlene Rodecker. Also, two members of the English department, Matiie Dykes and Estella Bowman, announced their retirement. They had 69 years of tenure totaled between them. President J.W. Jorws had been in office for 10 years. He beticved that it was time for Northwest to undergo major changes. The college needed new dormitories and classrooms, and the Administration Building needed repairs to the plumbing and heating. The percentage o f enrollment exceed that of any other state-supported schoaol in Missouri. If trends continued. Jones believed the enrollment would climb to an all-time high of 2,400. Str w At the time of this photograph, Northwest was the spacious Missouri State Teachers College. Throughout the next decade the gaps would be filled with construction completing the intracate Northwest puzzle. Photo courtesy of B.D. Owens Library Residence Hall officially became known as Roberta Hall. It was named after Roberta Steel who died in a gas explosion in 1952. The Freshman Hall was to be named Perrin Hall after Alice Perrin, Northwests first dean of women. Hudson Hall was named after Nell Hudson, the College ' s first woman registrar. The library was named after C.E. Wells, who held the record for being Northwest ' s longest serving librarian. He worked at the College for 38 years. Homecoming festivities kicked off with 3.. twist when two women were announced Homecoming queen. They were not elected by the student body with a tie, but the supppoters Dorothy Hardyman and Marlene Kelly violated campaign rules. After much debate, Student Senate declared the women would be co-queens. ■ The athletic field and stadium was named after avid Northwest fan William Rickenbrode. He was the oldest employee at the College at the time of his death in 1956. President Robert Foster proposed to build two seven story men ' s and women ' s air- conditioned dorms. This was to provide for the anticipated 4,800 students who would arrive within the next five years. The halls were financed by government loans and would each hold 330 occupants. They were planned to be built northwest of the National Guard Armory, and a dining unit and recreational center would also be included. Fine Arts Building was complete and ready for formal dedication. It was to be named the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building in honor of Professor Emeritus Olive DeLuce, an artist and teacher who chaired the fine arts department for 40 years. The 550 capacity theater was to be called the Charles Johnson Theater in memory of the late Johnson, who was the chairman of the art department when he pa.ssed away in 1 963. UlQ,ry BECOMING A UNIVERSITY by Sara Sitzman The name of Northwest Missouri State University had not always been the same. Over the years, the college had grown and changed, and along with the structural alterations, the name of the school evolved. The Fifth District State Normal School of Missouri was established in 1905. It was an institution of further education for those interested in teaching. In 1919, the Normal School officially changed its name to Northwest Missouri State Teachers College. Once Northwest was considered a college, it became more rcfmed as a teachers schotil. It concentrated on preparing students to teach kindergarten through third grade. Students worked to receive a lifetime diploma for teaching. It took two years and required three terms of practice teaching. Another change occurred in 1949, simplifying the old name of Northwest Missouri State Teachers College to Northwest Missouri State College. Semesters were put into effect in 1952. A year later, the latest evolution in teaching, the opaque projector, was demonstrated to parents and students during Parent ' s Weekend. The last evolution to Northwest Missouri State College came in 1972 when it became Northwest Missouri State University. Students could receive masters of arts or science degrees in 22 areas. These specialties fell under the three categories of education, arts and sciences and vocations and professions. Northwest continued to grow and change with the times as other trends were implemented. I Ni Walkout I jy? The tradition was cfa ged because tfie student event would occur in the spring and would not return to its traditional fall time ; until 1977. The two seven-story dorms, known as ,thc high-rises, opened and students The 54-year-old dairy barn, located west of the Administration Building, was destroyed in a fire. A silo, calf barn, 19 heifer calves, several Jersey cattle and a flock of chickens were lost in the fire. Equipment and irreplaceable records were also lost. The fire was thought to be caused by defective wiring. Northwest had an " underground " magazine. The Academic Analyst. It was free from college control but could be purchased for a quarter at the campus bookstore. Reginald Turnbull edited the monthly magazine that provided an outlet for public opinion. Students and faculty contributed articles, poems and moved in for the scheduled fall semester. The women ' s hall was officially named Franken Hall in honor of Katherine Franken, who was a member of the education department until she retired in 1952. Tlie men ' s hall was called Phillips Hall for Homer T. Phillip, who staned the Horace Mann Laboratory School and headed the education department for many years. The 64th commencement ceremony on May 27 was the largest yet. Four hundred-fifteen gradutes earned degrees. stories; it was popular because the College had no literary magazine. Originally housed in a Colbert Hall broom closet, KDLX evolved from an amateur ham radio club with homemade and borrowed equipment. Becoming a Univ LU BELL TOWER by Jaclyn Mauck Former President Robert P. Fosters vision for the campus brought about the Bell Tower. The 1964 graduating class donated a large sum of money to the University and in 1965 the money was organized into a Bell Tower fund. An additional 1,100 people donated to the fund; however, each name did not appear on the memorial plaque. St. Joseph Glaze Construction Company gave the lowest bid at $66,629, and work began in the fall of 1 970. Twelve 50-foot pre-cast, pre-stressed concrete sections, each weighing 34 tons, were placed by cranes. The completion of the Bell Tower was delayed when adjustments had to be made in the alignment to ensure each section was perpendicular. The structure was finished in the spring of 1971 with only a few landscaping details to wrap up. The total cost for the Bell Tower was approximately $76,000 — $67,000 for the concrete structure and $9,000 for the bells. Additional expenses included electronic tapes at $ 1 8 a piece. " The Bell Tower is one of the most prominent things on campus, " Kari Russell said. " It ' s nice to know that there is some history to the University. It definitely adds to the campus, but $76,000 is excessive. " During the early 1970s, Northwest students criticized the University for spending so much money on the Bell Tower. They did not understand that the finances for it came from a specific fund and thought the money could have been used more effectively elsewhere. The Bell Tower also housed bells and electronic speakers. Originally, the bells chimed twice an hour and the speakers projected music for 1 5 minutes every day at 7:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The music source was an electronic console located on the third floor of the Student Union. With the renovations of the Union, both the bells and speakers were silenced. Charlie Maley, chief engineer for KXCV-KRNW, planned to have the Bell Tower - broadcasting again as soon as space was available. ' ! . . All women students living in dorms were required to be in their rooms by 1 1 :30 p.m. Sunday thru Thursday; Friday ' s and Saturday ' s curfew was 1 a.m. The men had no restricted hours, and all male students under 21, except for freshmen, could live off campus with adult KXCV officially began broadcasting. It was President Robert Foster ' s dream to have a FM station at Northwest. The dream came true four years later after the Federal Communication Commission ' s approval and federal funding. Since it was established, KCXV has not missed a Three major construction projects began on campus: an addition to Martindale Gymnasium, the renovation to the Administration Building ' s fourth floor and the air conditioning of Golden Hall. It was speculated that Golden was to be cooled off, but it didn ' t happen until rwo ' supervision. Open housing was available to students over 21 . Women could live off campus in approved housing with adult supervision, but they had to keep the same disciplinary regulations as those living in dorms. single broadcast. Its objectives were to offer classical, jazz, country music, festivals and concerts from the music centers of the world. years later. 5 . 1 ' Story B«twt« n the arbors, the Bell Tower ' s white columnt could be seen pertruding from every skyline of the campus A popular song that could be heard from the Tower was " My Favorite Things " Photo courtesy of B Owens Ubrory 1 in die early days of March, a new fad railed streaking and the " bare running at jiigh speed " syndrome hit the campus. pn the night of March 4, two male itudents, wearing only hats and shoes, jtreakcd from the Wesley Center to Wiclls l.ihrary. It happened again that .£ j» " - ' - n The month of July would not be remembered as a great month in Northwest history. The University was the victim of three natural disasters, all within an eight-day period. July 16, early in the morning, the Olive DcLuce Fine Arts Building was dama cd from high light when 12 men in ski masks and ihoes, streaked in front of Millikan Hall. Altogether 35 males streaked that night jJld attracted over 250 onlookers. This jWtek became known as Streak Week. winds and rain. Wells Library received its fair share of damage the same morning. Eight days later, July 24, the most damage was caused when the Administration Building caught fire. Debris from the Administration Building Is all that remains after a fire July 24. 1 979. The fire was said to be caused from electrical wiring. Photo courtesy ofBD Owens Library W BellT( ■Up After a long match. Kirk Strand goes for the takedown in 1 982. The wrestling program was cut from the University in the early ' 80s due to lack of funds. Photo courtesy ofB.D. Owens Library Eighty-four students gathered at the Bell Tower in protest to Maryville housing, jobs, laws and discrimination. The protestors made their way to the courthouse lawn, where sriirlcnf; passpri nut Seventy-seven dancers convened in Lamkin Gymnasium to benefit the Sixth Annual Muscular Dystrophy Dance Marathon. The participants raised a total of $6,050 and danced 26 hours. Only four people dropped out before the marathon was over. pamphlets and shared opinions. The protest did not gain the town people ' s apathy, but students felt a sense of satisfaction. The Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity brothers spent 180 days of the fall semester living in Colbert Hall, rather than at their house at 421 W. 16th St. They were forced to leave when the Nodaway County ' s Circuit Court found them violating a prohibition of the sale of liquor or beer at the house by its officers, directors and employees. After six years of construction, the Mary Linn Performing Arts Center was completed. 1h7s4 ry fl SPORTS by Melisa Clark While Northwest offered a variety of sports, the athletic department changed dramatically over the decades. While several sports were added to the curriculum, four diminished from the University. Before the 1980s, gymnastics, swimming, golf and wrestling were part of the University. They were canceled for a variety of reasons, ranging from lack of facilities to inadequate funding. Athletic Director Jim Redd acknowledged the contributions the teams made 20 years ago. The cancellation of these teams were circumstances beyond the control of the taculty. " We ' ve had wrestling teams that have gone as far as the division title, but we did have fmancial problems and we had to cut operational and personal costs, " Redd said. Bob Henry, director of public relations from 1969 to 1996, said gymnastics and wrestling were ended not only at Northwest but throughout the state. " Only one or two schools in the conference were continuing with those sports, " Henry said. " That made travel distance a major factor when searching for competition. " The golf team lacked an adequate facility; the nine hole Maryville Country Club was the only access that was readily available. The swim team faced similar problems. " It was an old pool and it was a poor facility, we had several good teams, but with budget costs and unsuitable places for practice, it was hard to keep them going, " Richard Flannigan, athletic director from 1978 to 1993, said. Another factor in deciding the future of these sports was student interest. " We had to take many options into consideration when we chose which sports were kept, student interest was one, fmancial costs, suitable practices and gender equality were others, " Henry said. O rhe number of collies was edtKed from six to four, .vhich caused several iepartments to move or be jombined with other Jqunmcnis. This proved to " »e chaotic with the Officially became the first Electronic Campus in Missouri. The S3.1 million integrated system provided computer terminals in every residence hall room and faculty office. Over 2,000 terminals were purchased from Digital Equipment Corporation and Micro- Shaila Aer) ' , commisioner of higher education, suggested closing the University to enhance state approproations. Although legislators opposed the scenario, it threatened recruitment. There was an all-time high enrollment of 5,091. This proved to be a problem when it came time to idjustments that had to be nade as deans and faculty nembers learned to deal with tew people, areas and ways of ,Joing things. Term, Inc. Some of the features of these computers included word processing, spreadsheet and statistical analysis and an online encyclopedia which allowed students to find library materials from their residence rooms. The system also provided personal services such as calendars, telephone directories, job and scholarship listings and electronic mail. assign residence hall rooms. Nearly 1 00 male students were given temporary housing in Roberta Hall, corner rooms of Franken and Phillips halls, and even a lounge in Cooper Hall was converted into a room. Some students were assigned to live with residence assistants, but it only took a month to find everyone a place to call home. jponP Members of the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority gather for a group picture in 1938. It 1911, the female students were required to buy and wear peachbasket hats with willow plumes. The hats cost between $18.50 and $25. Tuition at the time was $6 ; term. Photo courtesy of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority The fine amount for parking tickets raised ft-om $5 to $20 dollars. The World Famous Outback opened. It was a dream of four Northwest students to open a bar in Maryville that would truly depict college night life. Althoug h KDLX was named the best campus radio station in the nation. i B.D. Owens Library celebrated its 11 th anniversary. There were notable changes within the facility, including the use of the debit card. The card could be , there were several taverns in town, there were not any good " college " bars. The building was purchased from the defunct Power Station and has since proved to be a major social factor for many students. After a year of harsh weather, Jason McGee gives the sign to The World Famous Outback a fresh coat of paint in 1 99 1 .Also added to the bar that year was a beer garden. Photo by Allison Edwards ( 1 99 1 Tower) purchased for $ 1 and came with 50 cents already on the account. Students added money as they saw fit. The card was used to make discount copies from the copy machine and microfiche. hl(} ry GREEKS rhic by Janelle McMullen The Grerk system had heen a major part of the University since the early lyOOs. Although they weren ' t always a welcomed on t ampus, (irccks represented a large portion of the student body, creating diversity. In 1907, the Sigma Delta Chi sorority was implemented and met until March 18, 1914, when the Board of Regents ruled that it was a secret organization and could no longer exist on campus. The ruling also stated sororities and fraternities were detrimental to the best interest of the school and the members of those organizations. It was concluded if these organizations existed, they were to dissolve. It was not until Oa. 25, 1920, that the Board of Regents ' statement was revised to state that only secret organizations were not welcomed. In March 1 927, Sigma Sigma Sigma was the first sorority to be founded after the ban. In April 1927, Sigma Tau Gamma staned as the first national fi ternity at Northwest. By the end of the decade, the influence of Greeks on campus was altered. " I have seen dramatic changes in Greek life recently, " Kent Porterfield, vice president of student affairs and former Greek adviser, said. " They used to have kegs at all the social funaions. Now they have striaer standards. Now the chapters have alternative drinks and they plan the funaions in advance. " The 1999 Greek adviser, Bryan Vanosdale, also saw significant changes. He watched the fraternities and sororities move toward unity. " It has turned into a community instead of a system, " Vanosdale said. " They ' re not 19 separate organizarions, they ' re a community. " Stereotypes of Greeks also changed. Fraternities and sororities were no longer viewed as negative organizations. " There is a more posirive attitude and environment for Greeks, " Porterfield said. " I think they add value to the campus, but I ' m not saying there aren ' t problems within some of the organizarions. " History had always played a role on how Greeks were viewed, but without their own histories they would not be what they are today. iThecampuswide reO ' ding program started. Recycling bins and boxes were added to every building of the University, reminding students of the imponance of reducing waste. Frattkcn Hall housed only upperclassmen and offered 24-hour visitation seven days a week. Phillips Hall was turned into a coed hall, and made tobacco-free. South Complex, which housed mostly upperclassmen, gained a 24-hour visitation policy. The Maryville Aquatic Center opened. Lamkin Gymnasium underwent major renovations. Phase one rhe old pool conditions did not meet health and safety standards, so a new facility seemed to be the only logical solution. The Aquatic Center brought 32 new jobs to Maryville; 20 life guards, 1 1 swimming instructors and one manager were among those who found employment. The Si. 6 million complex provided two lai e slides and several potential places for students to relax in the sun. of the project included a $2 million Student Recreation Center. Phase two of the project covered the remodeling of Lamkin. In addition to a new entrance and circle drive, the gym was resurfaced, and new lights, bleachers and a new exercise facility were added. Phase three included the new multipurpose first floor that contained a fitness center, batting cages, locker rooms, a large weight room and a state-of-the-art athletic training room. The renovations totaled $6 million, and the facility was dedicated to Ryland Milner, former University athletic director and coach. Ts m G reeK9 A student tears up Tower yearbooks and tosses them in the fountain outside of the Olive Deluce FineArts building to protest the lack of organization coverage in the book. Photo courtesy of 1 977 Tower. There was a string of fires in Maryville, totaling $1 .7 million in damages. It started March 15, when an electrical box caught fire at the Garrett-Strong Science Building. The hall was left without power for 24 hours while the box was restored. June 26, a grill at A G Pizza caught fire. Because of the extent of the damages, there were no plans to rebuild. Aug. 2, a radio at Rex and Ralph ' s Tire Shop shorted out. The building suffered $50,000 worth of damages, but the owners began work to rebuild their business. Aug. 10, China Garden was a victim of arson. An arrest was made. The Tau Kappa Epsilon house burned to ' the ground, leaving 14 fraternity ' members homeless. The fire was started because of faulty wiring. TKEs gathered on the empty lot at 222 W. Cooper St. where their house stood before burning ' down. To stay active on the social scene. but there were no plans to rebuild. Aug. 22, a fire started in a Dumpster at Woodruff Arnold. The construction company did not suffer extensive damages and began to rebuild almost immediately after the fire. Sept. 23, an electrical fire was reported at 116 N. Buchanan St. apartment complex. The fire was accidental and the complex was rebuilt. Sept. 28, an electrical fire started in an upstairs apartment of Accent Printing at 1 14 E. Third St. A law was passed by Maryville City Council that stated that no one under the age of 1 9 could enter a bar. the TKEs rented a large loft one block east of The World Famous Outback for meetings and parties. Their new house took six months to build. Ws ry . PROTESTS by Sara Sitzman Protests and demonstrations marked the course of Northwest history. Two unforgettable movements were the lourr ' loss and the U.S. Highway Basincss 71 protest. In 1971, the Zowapt yearbook, edited by Lynn Ridernour, was disiiketi by the (Ireeks. The sororities and fraternities said their organizations did not receive fair coverage in the book, claiming it was anti-Greek. Approximately 200 upset Cireeks marched to the presidents house and then to the fountain across from the Olive IX ' Lucc Fine Arts Building. There, they threw yearbooks into the water to cleanse them and show their lack of appreciation. The yearbook destruction continued as other protesters drove down Cxillcgc Avenue, nailing the btx)ks to light poles and burning them. Despite these actions, students were not punished for these displays of disrespect toward the publication. ITiis was viewed as a silent approval from the administration. Another display of student disapproval occurred April 13, 1964. About 700 students, in protest of the quality of food being served in the cafeteria, had a sit-in demonstration at the Nodaway County Counhouse. They moved their efforts to Business Highway 71, stopping traffic for an hour. Cars were backed up for three miles. The next night, another rally group of approximately 1 ,500 formed. They were stopped by fire trucks, police and police dogs before they could reach the highway, llie crowd was sprayed with water hoses, pushing them back, and students threw rocks. In response, police threw tear gas bombs. No one was seriously hurt, but there were some minor injuries. As a result of these demonstrations, 40 state highway patrol officers were sent to campus by Gov. John Dalton. A committee of 30 people met with President J.W. Jones to establish bener food regulations. In the end, two students, David Herring and Edward Rceder, were dismissed from Northwest for instigating the riots and the head of food service, M.T Sheldon, resigned. TTiese events hel ped shape Northwest. While riots were not always the answer, some students believed them to be the swiftest form of change. New personal computers were added to the residence halls. I Northwest was presented with the Missouri Quality Award. It symbolized the quality Northwest had strived for jthough years of enhancement. The trimester academic schedule took effect. The Northwest Missourian, campus and community newspaper, prints in color. rhe Harvey and Joyce Whhe International Plaza opened. Building the Plaza was a part of Nonhwest ' s continued dedication to show multicultural impact on a global society. rhe Bearcat football team was named the NCAA Division II National Champion, with an undefeated ieason. Northwest was the first school to win the :hampionship with a 1 5-0 record. After three years of developing as a club team, women ' s soccer finally became a sanctioned university sport in 1999. Photo by Amy Roh Proles y M I D WAY by Valerie Mossman Three former students were sentenced for their involvement of the Oct. 21, 1997, murder of Midway Shop ' n ' Hop convenience store clerk Gracie Hixson. Brian Campbell, of Kansas City, Mo., and Philip Baldwin, Lee ' s Summit, Mo., pleaded guilty to robbery in the first degree and murder in the second degree. The charge of robbery was dropped at their sentencing Oct. 25, 1999. Campbell, who was the driver of the car, was sentenced to 1 8 years for second-degree murder and was denied probation. Baldwin, who was instructed by gunman Travis Canon to steal beer and other grocery items, was sentenced to 25 years for second-degree murder with probation denied. Travis Canon, of Ravenwood, Mo., pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, first-degree robbery, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon. Canon received three consecutive life sentences for the murder, robbery and armed criminal action charge. He received five years for unlawful use of a weapon. Judge Randall Jackson described Canon as having a " ...cold, callous, bone-chilling disregard for human life. " The men were acquainted through school at Northwest. Campbell and Baldwin were still enrolled in school when they were apprehended Nov. 16, 1998, after a one-year investigation. They were in the middle of the semester at Northwest and Baldwin continued the semester while his incarceration. Oct. 12 - — 3 a.m., Gracie Hixson was robbed and shot at the Midway Shop ' n ' Hop convenience store on U.S. Highway 71. The Midway Shop ' n ' Hop continues business after the 1997 murder of employee Gracie Hixson. The convenience store was located about I S miles outside of Maryville on U.S. Highway 71 . Photo by Amy Roh Nov. 16 — 2 p.m., Campbell and Baldwin were arrested on the Northwes] campus; Canon was arrested at a St. Joseph, Mo., construction site. 2:15 p.m., Search warrant serviced at Ravenwood, Mo., residence. 4 p.m., Campbell and Baldwin confesse their involvement in the robbery, but said Canon pulled the trigger. k(]fi Mag Aher being sentenced to life in prison without parole. Travis Canon Is escorted out of the Andrew County Courthouse. Canon was sentenced after he shot and killed Gracie Hixson at the Midway Shop ' n ' Hop convenience store. Photo by lohn PetmvK Oct 2S marked the beginning of Philip Baldwin ' s 2S year sentence as he is accompanied into the Andrew County Jail. Baldwin pleaded guilty to robbery in the first degree and murder in the second degree and was not eligible for parole. Photo by John Petrovtc 1 Qrko F jb. 1 Ji— - B-iklu in pleated guilty to sccond-Segree urder Sept. 22 — Canon sentenced to life in prison without parole for first-degree murder, life imprisonment without parole for armed criminal action and hve years m prison for felony robbery in first degree. Oa. 25 — Baldwin sentenced to 25 years in prison without parole. Campbell sentenced to 18 years in prison without parole. Eighteen years in prison without parole is the sentence handed to Brian Campbell after his connections with the murder of Gracie Hixson. Campbell was waiting in the car outside of the convenience store while Travis Canon pulled the trigger. Photo by John PetmvK li M iJv 4 HIGHWAY 71 by lammie Silvev , - - , -. ■ ■..•. - -- i . i . . . . ' The curv) ' , rwo-lane highway from St. Joseph, Mo., to Maryville began an expansion process the spring of 1998. The original estimated cost for the expansion was $50,562,000, but halfway into the project construction was already slightly over the original budget. Balancing the increased cost, the construction was ahead of schedule entering 2000. Larry Jacobson, from the Missouri Depanment of Transportation, confirmed the advancement on the highway expansion. " For instance, last year the job from Route 48 up to the Nodaway County line was scheduled to be completed this year in September and we are over 90 percent completed right now, " Jacobson said. " So it ' s going to be completed probably April May, weather permitting. " Paving started summer 2000 for the first segment, Interstate 29 to Route 48. The last stretch, Route A to Maryville, was to be completed in 2003. The expansion stretched from 1-29 to the Business 71 exit. The project had been divided into eight phases, five grading dirt phases and three paving phases. Three of the dirt phases, 1-29 to the Nodaway County line, were completed before 2000. The fourth dirt phase, Midway, Mo., to Pumpkin Center, Mo., was predicted to begin at the beginning of the summer. The Highway Depanments Planning Commission planned four lanes between the stretch fi-om Maryville and St. Joseph. " With Maryville being over 1 0,000 people and St. Joe being over 1 0,000 that stretch needs to be four lane according to our policy, " Jacobson said. The expansion ' s impact on campus was predicted to be small, but Roger Pugh, dean of enrollment management, said enrollment could increase slightly. " I think on the recruitment side it definitely will be a plus just from the stand point of it will be easier to get here, and for our continuing students it ' s a safety thing, " Pugh said. " All of us have driven 71 on a Sunday afi:ernoon or a Friday night and everybody is impatient to get a little fiarther and you want to pass and there is one good stretch in there that you can pass, but otherwise you can ' t. " The expansion was predicted to benefit the community in many ways, and as The expansion from two lanes to four on U.S. Highway 71 was , 1 • -11 • J expected to shorten the drive time from Maryville to St. Joseph, Mo., It neared complenon, MaryviUe contmued to grow. , 5 . p .:-mmiifitSi, ' - ' .. .g . George Brett, Kansas City Royal ' s third baseman for 21 years, was inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame July 25, in Cooperstown, N.Y. Brett was the first Royal to be added to the Hall of Fame. Sept. 22, marked a Northwest Residence Hall Director ' s final day on campus. Millikan Hall ' s Crystal McEnroe was ar- rested for possession of a weapon in a resi- dence hall, and dismissed from her job. According to Ken White, vice-president One accompli-shment Brett was noted for of communications and marketing. Missouri Highway Patrol Sgt. Robert Kimberling was shot and killed on Inter- state 29, at the King City, Mo., exit, out- side of St. Joseph, Mo., Oct. 6. Kimberling was responding to a call con- cerning Jason Friske, a 24-year-old man from Wisconsin. Friske had left a Faucett, was his 3,000 hit Sept. 30, 1992. He fin- ished his career with 3, 1 54 hits, which was I4th on the all-time hit list. He was the only player to record over 3,000 hits, 500 doubles, 100 triples, 300 homeruns and 200 stolen bases. Brett retired from the game in ' 93 and acted as the vice president of public rela- tions for the Royals. McEnroe carried a handgun for protection and she may have told someone she had the weapon. Knowing a campus employee had a gun on campus was frightening and confusing for resident Judy Gilmore. " It ' s crazy, " Gilmore said. " I don ' t know why she had it in a hall. Anyway, I am glad that they found it. " Mo., truck stop without paying for gas. When Kimberling pulled Friske over, Friske shot the officer then turned the gun on himself Saturday, Oct. 9, a funeral procession from St. Joseph to Jamesport, Mo., ex- tended for nearly eight miles in memory ol the deceased trooper. W m. Ma« office of University Advancement Alumni Relations • Development Northwest Foundation Inc. Alumni House • 640 College Avenue • 660-562-1248 Uw Thank you to all members of Student Senatel It was a great and memorable year! Northwest Week • Tower Service Awards Outstanding Student Organization Who ' s Who Among University and College Students Legislative Reception • Graduation Workshop Blood Drive • Class Meetings Organizational Newsletters Your school. Your voice. Your Senate. (jpening the Voor for Flexible Learning Northwest Missouri Educational rtuupv 800 UNIVERSITY DR • MARYVILLE PH: (660)562-1113 FAX: (660)562-1890 ONLINE AT... NMEC WORKINlJ TO IMPROVE THE CiUALITV OF EDUCATION THROUGH TEcHNOLOcVY • First in ff ades • Homecoming Supremecy • National Ejfeciency Award Sigma Sigma Sigma hopes that eyeryone has a safe and fun summer! fm-Mag STATION by Sarah Bohl ■»- » -mietm- -im. 4 ITic old Union Station building in Kansas City, Mo., was rcbt)rn Nov. 10, as Science City, a combination entertainment district and interactive science museum. Science City was an outgrowth of the Kansas (-ity Museum. Five different areas inside the museum allowed visitors to experience a variety of hands-on activities. People could use science to stilve crimes, fly in simulated space shuttles, explore the human body, dig for dinosaur bones or create their own nev -scast. The renovated Union Station contained three theater areas, including one with a five-story screen and another with a live-stage theater. Alsti, inside were four restaurants and three shopping areas. Science C ' ity also expanded into evening entertainment with its City Nights Theater District Project. This allowed the mu.scum to use their theaters to prcwidc programs for a more adult-oriented crowd. Included in C ity Nights were motion pictures, la.ser shows, and live magic and music acts. Science City played host to a millennium celebration in the North Waiting Room, which was a traditional New Year ' s Eve party center in earlier years. This celebration included a laser light show, a balloon drop and indcH)r firc-works. Union Station opened in 1914 to accommodate Kansas (City ' s transportation needs. The railroad station was the second largest in the county behind Grand Central Station in New York City. The building was a famous landmark for 70 years, but the popularity of train travel declined and the station closed in ' 85. The S250 million renovations began in ' 97. The goal of the renovation was to return it to the intended atmosphere by matching original colors and styles. An antique lighting company replaced all of the building ' s chandeliers. Specialists were brought in to recreate the ornamental plasters on the ceiling. Ihis renovation was funded by both public and private sources. Four suburban counties, two from Missouri and two from Kansas, approved a sales tax in ' 96 that raised half of the At the Union Station grand re-op«nine. architect Jarvis Hunt is impersonated. i i t-i i • i i i • j • Th. renovaoons. whK:h started .n 1 997. cost $250 mill.on. Photo by Amy Roh " oney needed. The rest was obtamed through private donations. |J[ir «aiKlf[tj|rqtpj»pg4ted for people in the hCansas City, Mo. and Kan., with 10-digit dialing. In order to call across state lines, people i c c forced to dial either 8 1 6 or 9 1 3, then ithc phone number, even though it was a • local call. ! The change in dialing was necessary to ' free telephone numbers in the Kansas City area. The huge increase in cell phones, fax machines, computer lines and second phone lines exhausted the available phone numbers. Most cities had already switched to a 10-digit system for these reasons. i A few months after the change, there were rumors that the remaining phone numbers were running out. There were talks of creating another area code to handle the demands. Overdo aecidents in the Kansas City area occurred Jan. 23, after icy conditions turned highways into what some people called a war zone. In all, 1 1 people died and 108 were in- jured in the accidents. On Interstate 29 alone, the Missouri Highway Patrol re- ported at least 50 accidents, including a deadly 24-car pileup near Platte City, Mo., that killed 10 people and left 42 injured. Another accident that occurred Sunday involved Kansas City Chief linebacker Der- rick Thomas. Thomas and two friends were traveling to the Kansas City International Airjxjrt on 1-29 from Liberty, Mo., when they hit an icy area of the road and wrecked. Thomas was not wearing a seat belt at the time, and died Feb. 8, in a Miami Hospi- tal from complications. Lone Jack High School show their affection for the Kansas City Chiefs linebacker. Derrick Thomas, by hanging a sign on the bus they took to the funeral. Photo by Mike Ransdell Ui? YOUTHFUL- by Naomey Wilford " Ab " Across the country, youth were the focus of the media. America watched as children participated in shooting sprees, were abducted by strangers and became the victims of violence. April 20, two Columbine High School students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, from Litdeton, Colo., shot and killed 12 of their classmates and one of their teachers. After the massacre, the teens killed themselves and left schools across the county in fear. In Springfield, Ore., Kip Kinkel, 1 5, pleaded guilty to four counts of murder and 26 counts of attempted murder for killing his parents and two of his classmates. This incident started May 21, when Kinkel entered his school cafeteria, opened fire with a semiautomadc rifle and killed Ben Walker, 16, and Mikael Nickolauson, 17. Prior to his rampage, Kinkel murdered his parents. A court sentenced him to 25 years in prison. Buford O. Furrow Jr. entered the North Valley Jewish Community Center and Daycare in Los Angeles Aug. 10, and fired shots with a high-powered rifle. Five people were wounded, and no one knew the motive behind the incident. Pamela Butler, 10, of Kansas City, Kan., was kidnapped from her neighborhood, raped and killed by Keith D. Nelson, 24, Oct. 12. Nelson had been seen suspiciously circling Butler ' s block before the abduction. The giH ' s body was found in wooded area in Grain Valley, Mo. Nelson remained in federal custody on the charges of kidnapping, rape and murder. Some of the children became victims of their own actions and faced probation and possible imprisonment. Others, harmed by the actions of others, left the world holding only their memories. Columbine High School shooting victim Sean Graves turns his vi heelchair to hea into his family ' s remodeled home in Littleton. Colo. Graves v as paralyzed after th« April 20, shooting spree at Columbine High School. Photo courtesy ofAP Photos Keq)ing with the trends of time, new de- signs were added to American money. The introduction of quarters from Dela- ware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecti- cut and Georgia marked the start of the se- ries. Five states would release new designs each year until 2008, in the order that they en- tered the union. Beginning in 2000, the U.S. Mint circu- lated the new dollar coin, something that had A 37-year-old handyman, Gary Stayner, was responsible for the brutal murders of four women in Yosemite Na tional Park. After Yosemite naturalist Joie Ruth Armstrongs head was found in a stream and the rest of her body submerged in a drainage ditch, Stayner became a suspect. A ranger had spotted Stayner ' s vehicle at Armstrong ' s cabin the last night she was seen alive. After questioning, Stayner confessed to kill- Investigators looked back into the 6-year- old case involving a stand off between i cult leader and federal agents in Waco. Texas. The FBI ' s credibility was questioned when controversy struck as to whether itj use of incendiary devices started the Branch Davidian fire, not the sect (cult) members. ' Eighty people died after the 51 -day siege thatendedFeb. 28, 1993. Investigators found at least six pieces ol not been done in 20 years. The Golden Dol- lar was made to compensate for the deplet- ing supply of Susan B. Anthony coins. To distinguish the two, the dollar coin was gold, with raised edges and had a portrait of Sacagawea, the Shoshone Indian who assisted with the Lewis and ( lark expedition. ITic intrcxJuction of the new coins was only the beginning. By the end of the year 2000, new $5 and $10 bills were released, which continued a trend with the changing times. ing Armstrong and three female sightseers: Carole Sund, her daughter Juli and family friend Silvina Pelosso. Stayner discarded the bodies immediately. He burnt Carole Sund and Pelosso ' s bodies, stashed them in a car trunk and burnt their rental car. Juli Sund ' s body was found muti- lated. Stayner was to be put on death row if con- victed of the murders. evidence stored by the Texas Rangers that pointed to the use of flash-bang devices. Such devices emitted a loud bang and a flash that could ignite fires if used in en- closed spaces. While researcher Michael McNulty be- lieved these devices did have an impact on the fire April 19, Justice Department spokesman Myron Marlin denied an) knowledge of the use of incendiary or flash- bang devices being fired. Wi Mag Congratulations Tawa Vjraauates ' I ' Amij ' Roh Ijhficoie Tuffer f aura T ' richard ' Heaf ' Dun er -Good Luck Congratulation Student Publications Seniors I w KMtK l Ut MaIIIMIi c. itulGli onqpaiuiGiions 1999-3000 Graduat cs Travis Jaques j Craig Piburn g „ „ „ Ben Sumrall AEKAB Congratulations to KNWT graduating seniors! Steve Adams Lisa Bell Leah Bym Sara Caldwell Dave Douglass Tara Henr Seneca Holmes Ke ' in King % ch Sky Managnaro Marianne Miller Polly Parsons Teresa Parvin Stephanie Richard Chris Stigall Tim Wheeler Megan Wilkerson iinel8 ; missouri state urvversrtv Nati l( Way to go, Nortkunst atkUtesl The Department of Athletics is proud of the accomplishments of all student athletics. Way to work as a team! Two-time Division II National Champions BEARCAT FOOTBALL YOU MAJk£ Nomfuirestprouili iyS-Matz ag MOURNING by Kclscy Lowe After day ' s t)f waiting and hoping, two ianiilici and the nation obtained closure for a day originally meant to be a joyou-s occasion. John H Kennedy Jr., his wifc Cluwlyn and her sister lauren Bessette were on their way to Rory Kennedy ' s, John ' s coasin, wedding. Ilie iplane John wjs piloting crashed less than 20 miles off the ctxist ot Manha ' s Vincyaid, Mass., July 16, killing all three. The thixr depaned horn tssc-x Cxiunty Aiqxirt in New Jersey at 8:38 p.m. By :30 the next morning, the search was undervs-ay to find them. They were not )und until Xednesday, July 2 1 . ' I he U.S. Cx ast Guard discxwcrcd airplane arts ainl a piece ot luggagp on the beach. Nonhwcst student Kerri Ross was one of many watching the tragcxlv nfbU. I wouldn ' t say I was surprised to hear thc ' were dead, but it wxs still XK ' king. because it scx-ms like weitd deaths have been hapj.x;ning with eicbritics each year iateiy, " Ross said. After the previous deaths of public figuits like Princess Diana and Sonny ono, some students felt that the search received too much media. If TOU find pan of an airplane seat, what arc the chances of them being Irvr? " Jason DaN-idson said. " I think a lot of things got way too much media overage. By the time ihc ' found them, I didn ' t e ' en find out for a few days ccause I turned the channel even. ' time it came on. " Many of the memorial ceremonies were public to cater to a nation in nouming. However, a private service was held aboard the U.S.S. Briscoe for a urial at sea for of the three viciims. Although the mystery had come to an end, 5 eflfocts would last for a long time to come. John Kennedy Jr. and his wife, Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, attend the funeral of his cousin. John, Carolyn and her sister later died in a plane crash off the coast of Massachusetts. Photo Courtesy ofAP Photos ! fTVyc r rtrfrtinTtldn rtirncd tragic iJov. 1 8, at Texas A ;M University when a iO-foot tower of logs collapsed as students rcparcd for the school ' s annual bonfire. Twelve people were killed and 28 others were injured when the structure fell. Students had been working on the struc- ture since Nov. 6. using cranes and trac- »rs to put the logs in place. X len com- pleted, the structure would have reached 55 feet, and was designed to twist and col- apsc inward as it burned. The bonfire, lArhich was to be lit on Thanksgiving night prior to the school ' s Homecoming game. canceled for the second time in its his- ;or) ' . Despite the ' tragedy, the Homecom- img g me was played and the Aggies ■beat the Uni- versity of ' ' ' Texas A4M students v ere _ killed when the bonfire stack lexas, .uO- 1 6. col »edffwo courtesy of Wff ocos I u niioraile ' . a n- e;ir-olti Cuban boy. Harmless pfofesis tlirnea into violent ri- was found Ihanksgiv iiig Day floating in a ots when demonstrators protested the World raft off the coast of Florida. Iradc Organization convention in Seattle. Elian ' s mother, her boyfriend and nine Protesters were concerned that cheaper others died during an attempt to flee Cuba, labor in third-world countries would replace The Cuban government wanted Elian their jobs. WTO rulings also ignored efforts returned home to his father, Juan Miguel, to protect endangered sea turtles and dol- but the U.S. government wanted Elian to phins when catching shrimp, fish and tuna. stay in Florida with his Great-Uncle Lazaro When peaceftil demonstrations turned to Gonzalez. a mad frenzy, police tried to control the The Immigration and Naturalization crowd with tear gas, concussion bombs and plastic projectiles fired from antiriot guns. Curfews were Services asked Elian ' s fither to pro- duce the bov ' s birth cenificate and coun documents stating there was a joint- custody between the divorced par- ents. If Miguel did this, Elian would have to be returned to Cuba in accor- dance with U.S. laws. Elian Gonzalez celebrates at tf e home of his relatives in Miami after being subpoenaed to appear before a Congressional Committee. Photo courtesy of AP Photos established and zero- tolerance policies were put into effect. After the demon- strations ended, it was estimated that the riots caused S 1 .5 million in damage from vandalism and S7 million was lost in sales. Nat m CONCRATULATIONS SENIORS TGIX Sports Night Lady J ' s House of Jams Duffs Retro Saturday Night il •K X106.CJB.NETJ(106.CJB.N Perfect for any age! 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ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA Congratulations 1999-2000 Seniors! 1999 Outstanding Greek Organization • Overall Variety Show Supremecy National 4-Star Chapter • National Philanthropy Award w ni-Mag EXTRAORDINARY by Kristi Williams From Mir to Mars, space programs from around the world endured both losses and findings. The two most recognized .urograms were the United States and Russia. Russia ' s S2 0 million [kt year space station Mir was scheduled for destruction in early 2000. The United .States was pressuring ■Russia to pay more attention to the new, 16-country International -Space Station. Instead, telecommunications tycoon Walt Anderson put up $21.2 million along with the Russian company Knergiya to make Mir into a cosmic vacation spot. I ' hey formed the company Mir C]orp. LTD. The price to visit Mir was estimated at $40 million for the first tourist, and $2 ) million for everyone after. The first citizen-explorer was expected to be launched in 2000. For the United States and its mission to Mars. ' 99 did not hold many guarantees. Within three months, the United States lost both the Climate Orbiter and the Polar Lenders. One successful mission was the Space Shuttle Discovery. It launched in mid-December on a mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. The projected launch schedule for 2000 was a total of seven missions. Space Shuttle Endeavor ' s launch was postponed until Feb. 1 1 . The mission was to use radar to map the Earth. The mapping would lead to better communications for cellular Tandocan. a 5 1 -year-otd earthquake survivor, weeps as she looks for her . , l i i i • j l j .. . „ju r-iLXj,T 1, k «r I J k K telephones, better land use p annme and enhance ground Ottongngi m her collapsed house in Golcuk.Turkey. Turkish officials said over half • ' - " •k t b o miMon were left homeless by the massive earthquake. Photo courtesy ofAP Photos collision avoidance systems for aircrafts. I ' v.isration srnick two trains carrying The 80 VXX) residents of East Timor were ResaicrS in Taiw.ui «;c.irchcct through -, 00 (■).i ; cngers in Gaisei, India. given the opportunity to vote for their inde- demolished houses and high-rise apart- ( Aug. 6. a train from New Delhi and an- pendence from Indonesia in August. The ref- ments for survivors after a 7.6 magnitude bthcr from Guwahati collided near Gaisei erendum passed with over 95 percent of the earthquake hit central Taiwan Sept. 22. Station at 1:55 a.m., while most of the pas- eligible voters mming out. Most of the island ' s 22 million people , gers slept. Eurico Guterres The death toll was 288, and 350 people was the leader of the were injured. Because of the heaw rain, pro-Indonesia move- thc state of the wreckage and a crowd of ment when he prom- onlookers, it took rescuers several days to ised the citizens of ' dig through the debris. East Timor a " sea of j m fire " if they chose in- I Jk ' eirfTit]iiak Hook nonhwest Turkey dependence. The ' Aug. 1 " . killing nearly 1 5.000 people and price of freedom was wounding thousands more. paid by the former ' The earthquake began at 3:02 a.m. in the territory of Portugal dty of Izmir located on the eastern shore in deaths of its citi- of the Sea of Marma. Although the earth- zens. Almost 25 pcr- quake only lasted 45 seconds, it was re- cent of the East corded at 7.9 on the Richter Scale. Any Timor population canhquake between 7.0-7.8 was considered died because of vio- major because of the widespread damage lence, starvation and Taiv«nese Army sokJiers carry furniture that followed. frtxnbo fcngs to dear the way for rescuers in Hsinchuang. Taiwan. The eartfiquake. which struck Taiwan Sept. 22. had a m utude of 7.6. Photo courtesy ofAP Photos were asleep when the quake hit at 1:45 a.m., forcing people to leave their homes. This earth- quake was the island ' s second worst quake since a 7.4 mag- nitude in 1935. By Wednesday, 1,712 people were dead, and more than 4.000 were injured. Almost 3,000 were believed to be trapped in the rubble and 4 million houses were left with- out power. InternatHirial i NATURAL by Kristi Williams Much of the world learned to not take nature for granted. Natural Disasters rocked the globe and showed no mercy. May 3, Oklahoma City fell victim to F5 tornado, which left 38 dead and thousands homeless. Aug. 1 1, Salt Lake City was surprised when a tornado touched down, killed one person and caused $150 million in damage. TTie Midwest and mid-Adantic states were plagued with heat and drought during the late summer. Temperatures soared to approximately 90 degrees, leaving more than 200 people dead and rainfall deficits in the double digits. The heat and drought caused hundreds of fires across the country, leaving millions of acres charred. The West Coast was hit with fires that burned 5. 1 million acres of wildland. In California alone, 6,565 fires were recorded. North Carolina faced the opposite problem when Hurricane Dennis saturated the soil. Two weeks later. Hurricane Floyd caused extensive flooding and dropped almost 19 inches of rain, caused 54 deaths and $6 billion in damage. Florida was smashed by Hurricane Irene in mid-October, which dumped 1 7 inches of rain. This added 10 more inches to North Carolina ' s saturation. The weather reeked havoc internationally, as well. Hurricane Lenny hit the Caribbean and killed 1 3 people. Two cyclones in Pakistan and India left almost 1 1 ,000 dead and thousands more homeless. In December, torrential rains caused floods in Venezuela that washed away entire mountainsides. It was estimated 20,000 to 50,000 people died. In February, California was hit by severe weather again with torrential rains. These rains caused concern for possible mudslides. Because of the fires earlier in the year, many areas were left with little or no vegetation which increased the likelihood of mudslides. Residents hold on as waves hit the jetty at Haulover Beach in Miami. Authorities urged people to evacuate coastal areas stretching form Florida to North Carolina. Photo courtesy ofAP Photos " I entrust myself to God. " These words Five hijackers, armed with pistols, grenades were uttered by the co-pilot of the Egyptair and knives, held 189 hostages aboard an In- Flight 990 that crashed Oct. 31. Investiga- dian Airlines Airbus headed from Nepal to tors said co-pilot Gameel el-Batouty, may India Dec. 24. have been on a suicide flight. The plane crashed about 50 miles off the East Coast of the United States and into the icy waters of the Atlantic Ocean near Nan- tucket Island, Mass., at 1:52 a.m. All 217 The airbus was hijacked after it left the Napalese capital, Katmandu. After landing in the Emirates, the hijackers released 27 hos- tages and one dead Indian. Rippan Katyal, 25, was stabbed because he refiised to wear a blind- people aboard died; among those, were two fold; 1 50 other Indians were kept on the plane. The hijackers killed four other passengers and wounded five more. The hijackers demanded the re- infants, 15 crew members, 62 Egyp- tians and 129 Americans. The plane was traveling from New York to Cairo, Egypt. Preliminary infor- mation from the flight data recorder showed the plane ' s autopilot was turned off, which sent the plane into a dive. Lodi, N.J. residents observe the path of Hurricane fkyyd.Photo courtesy of AP Photos lease of 35 Kashmiri militants from Indian prisons, $200 mil- lion, fcxxl, water and medical sup- plies. Eight days after the hijacking, India agreed to frc " e three Kashmiri militants in exchange for the re- lease of all the hostages at an air- port in Kandahar. The faleban then forced the hijackers to le;ive Afghanistan. Boris Yeltsin, president of Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1990, an- nounced his resignation Dec. 31. Yeltsin turned control of the government over to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who be- came the acting president for three months until a presidential election was held. Most Russians, from politicians to ordi- nary citizens, agreed it was time for Yeltsin to leave office. Recent problems, includ- ing financial scandals, controversy about the military situation in Chechnya and concerns about his failing health, led many to view Yeltsin as an incompetent leader. rhc Si 62 billion merger between America Online and Time Wirner Inc. cre- ated a company that generated more than $789 million in profit. A merger between MCI and Sprint was made to create a growth-oriented commu- nications company in the world. Skeptism surrounded the mergers be- cause an estimated 800 jobs were elimi- nated. im-May i it anv,«. Ii2s 5iGA4A Kappa Sorority ' Ik x . t Brinqinq Sisterhood To Life i: ' , CELEBRATING MEMORIES... CELEBRATING DREAMS Sigma Kappa ' s National 125th Anniversary f and Kappa Alpha ' s 5th Birthday ■c , We ' ve made yo r year ventful Comedians • Movies • Music Northwest Week • Family Day My Homecoming Festivities Spotlight y CAMPUS DITERTAINMENT BOARD Internal iliiaP NEW YEAR ' S by Mark Hornickel • „• • _ ■ = - - When the year 2000 arrived, computer experts predicted the unthinkable such as companies would not be able to produce goods or send bills. These things were all due to a computer glitch known as Y2K bug. The Y2K scare was caused when programmers designed computers to store dates using a two-digit format — dd mm yy. Jan. 1 , 2000 was stored as 01 01 00. However, the computer interpreted the date as Jan. 1, 1900, because the ' 19 ' was hard-coded into computer hardware and software. Since there were only two spaces for the year, after ' 99, ' the only logical choice was to reset the number to ' 00. ' Thus, computers thought the year was 1900. At its worst, the glitch had the possibility of turning a worldwide celebration into a universal nightmare. However, the nation spent more than $100 billion to avert the Y2K glitch, making it one of the most expensive peacetime operations in history. When New Year ' s Day arrived, various companies around the world reported minor glitches, but everything was fixed within a couple days. And, despite what could have happened, the Y2K bug only had a small effect on Northwest. " I am very pleased with the way our staff approached and solved the problem with plenty of time to test and complete the task in a professional manner, " Jon Rickman, vice president for information services, said. Northwest employees completed their upgrade about six months before the new year, and the problems that occurred were minor For many, the best way to solve the Y2K problem was to discard old, non-compliant computers and avoid the situation altogether. IN March 13 AdamGoff, 19 October 2 Marshall Harper, 19 April 21 Kevin Bayer, 19 November 7 Phil Voge, 19 4)usty Springfield, 59, soul singer of ' 60s Stanley Kubrick, 70, film director oe DiMaggio, 84, baseball player for New York Yankees Mjarson Kanin, 86, playwright TCirk Alyn, 88, film ' s first Superman Harry Callahan, photographer l rnest Gold, 77, Oscar-winning composer for " Exodus " 2©avid Strickland, 29, music critic Joseph " Mighty Joe " Young, 71, blues guitarist 2fcal Ripken Sr., 63, manager, coach and player for the Baltimore Orioles ■ Freaky Tah, 27, hip-hop singer 2joe Williams, 80, singer esse Stone, 97, song writer of " Shake, Rattle and Roll " -iLionel Bart, 68, lyricist and composer of " Oliver " ItUen Corby, 87, actress l5)avid McCall, 71, creator of " Schoolhouse Rock " 2tharles " Buddy " Rogers, 94, actor - ory Calhoun, 27, actor inf-Mag Mizumi Malfiumo kisses her husband Francesco as they celebrate the arrival of the new year in New York City ' s Time Square. People prepared months in advance for the predicted Y2K disaster Photo courtesy o{ P Photos -Oliver Reed, 61, aaor " Leon Hess, 85, owner of the New York Jets ir Dirk Bogarde. 78, aaor T)ana Plato. 34, actress " hel Silverstein, author and illustrator of children ' s books LSaul Steinberg. 84, artist ' -Meg Greenfield, 68, journalist " -Owen Hart, professional wrestler " Mel Torme, 73, singer and song _ writer ancy Richard-Akers, 45, author ' DeForest Kelley, 79, actor on " Star Trek " i asil Cardinal Hume, 76, leader of the Roman Catholic Church -Clifton Fadiman, 95, radio host -Sir John Wolf, 86, producer " Allan Cart, 62, producer of Urease ' Edward Dmytryk, 90, director |Sylvia Sydney, 88, actress -Roberta Sherwood, 86, singer •atan Durwood, 78, created the multiplex theater ' Gina Berriault, 73, author •teeorge E. Brown Jr., 79, oldest member of the House of Representatives •Patricia Zipprodt, 74, costume designer ' Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, 33, wife of lohn F. Kennedy Ir. ' ' John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr.. 38, magazine editor and former lawyer -Sandra Could, 73. actress - " Hassan II, 70, monarch of Morocco - ' Demetrius DuBose, 28, linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccancrs -- " Marin Agronsky, 84, commentator m IN KOSOVO byTodd Shawler _ — In the early part of 1999, a situation brewing in the former area of Yugoslavia within the Balkans received national attention. Stemming from disputes dating back as far as 1 ,000 years ago, Serbians and Ethnic-Albanians were fighting each other once again. In March, an Albanian delegation agreed to accept a deal, which included self-governing for Kosovo and would essentially isolate Kosovo from the Serbian territory. U.S. President Bill Clinton urged Yugoslavia President Slobodan Milosevic to come to an agreement to avoid further conflict and bloodshed. Milosevic and the Serbian forces declined the opportunity. Feeling all options had been exercised to bring about a peaceful agreement. North Atlantic Treaty Organization began air strikes March 24 on the areas of former Yugoslavia, including the capital city of Belgrade. As the days went by, the severity of the NATO air strikes increased in intensity. Pounded by relentless, precision bombing from aircraft and cruise missile technology, Milosevic and Serbian forces were slowly beaten into submission. Everything seemed to be going as planned, until several days into the bombing campaign. To the horror of the United Nations, Serbian forces began removing the Kosovars from their homes, requiring them to flee and take refuge in neighboring countries, Macedonia and Montenegro. Reports began to surface about the mass killings for ethnic cleansing of Ethnic-Albanians within Kosovo, as well. Thousands of Ethnic- Albanians were left with little possessions, food or homes. Temporary camps holding thousands of refugees were built to fight the possibility of wide-spread hunger and disease related to the huge influx of Kosovar refugees. On April 1 , the Serbian Army thought it had finally found the solution it needed to end the bombing. Three U.S. soldiers were captured near the Yugoslavian-Macedonian border. Despite concern for the soldiers from Americans at home, the bombing campaign continued, including the destruction of the headquarters of Milosevic ' s Serbian Socialist Party and his private residence in Belgrade. One month later, the bombing campaign came to an end. Despite the American people ' s fear that an end to this conflict would require ground troops, Serbian officials agreed to a deal that ended the bombing June 10 without the use of NATO ground troops. i ' sj; ' a 1 a- - " Willie Morris, 64, journalist " Victor Mature, 86, actor Bob Herbert, 57, created the Spice Girls yprederick Hart, 56, sculptor orman Wexler, 73, screenwrite and playwright len Funt, 84, host of " Candid Camera " 4Catie Webster, 63, blues singer kuth Roman, 75, actress " im (Catfish) Hunter, 53, basebal player ■ ' George C. Scott, 7 1 , actor - " an Goff, 89, co-creator of " Charlie ' s Angels " 1 kio Mortia, 28, Japanese Sony co-founder, invented the Walkman Mlobert " Gorilla Monsoon " Marella, 62, professional wrestle turned TV announcer and World Wrestling Federation president Alorris West, 83, author ilton Norman Chamberlain, 62, basketball player Mosef Locke, 82, singer Merry Gilkyson, 83, singer- songwriter Crhomas Durden, 79, wrote lyrics to Elvis Presley ' s " Heartbreak Hotel " ■ oyt Axton, 61, singer-actor m- Mag Serbian opposition lead- ers sit In front of a police cordon that stopped an opposition march toward Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevics resi- dence in Belgrade. Yugo- slavia. Opposition parties have stepped up efForts for democratic changes since Milosevic led the country into its latest, devastating war Photo courtesy ofAP Photos •Walter Payton, 45, rusher for the Chicago Bears ' Mary Kay Bergman, 38, actress taby Casadesus, 98, pianist Jjliy Moloney. 35, talent agent Paul Bowles, 88, author and composer ■H intin Crisp, 90, writer and performer ■Mshley Montagu, 94, anthropologist ■ ike Ockrent, 53, director -Madeline Kahn, 57, actress and comedian Hoseph Heller, 76, novelist • Cathy Hainer, 38, journalist Hloren Walgreen, 3 1 , heir to Walgrccn ' s cham •Grover Washington Jr., 56, jazz musician ' T)esmond Llewelyn, 85, actor ■ ' Jurtis Mayfield, 57, composer and singer " -vllayton Moore, 85, the Lone Ranger ic Schoen, 83, musician and composer ' Bob McFadden, 76, commerial voice Ifeob Lemon, 79, Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher jtobby Phills, 30. basketball player for Charlotte Hornets ' -Francis Drake, 9 1 ,actress Iffcster Hairston. 98. actor - Raymond Watson, 80, golfer Page Prepared b R Hochard Mac N K c iov(y • Students think the Bearcat Arena is unbearably hot while under the hypnotic influence of Michael Anthony during Advantage Weel . Photo by Amy Roh -With cotton balls and paper plates, Erin Ulbert helps Jordan Volmer make a snowman face at the Koncerned Individuals Dedicated to Students Christmas party. Photo by Amy Roh • At Freshmen Convocati on, ProvostTim Gilmour laughs after technical problems with the sound system. Photo by Amy Roh • At the Wacky Water Games, the football team plays with area children. Photo by Heather Epperly m While the times changed, so did the people. As students, we ventured away from home and moved into college life. During this time, we grew physically, matured mentally and our way of life developed into what we wanted it to be. Whether it was cramming late at night for a test the next morning, going to the bar or just lounging around, we found a way to enjoy it all. We witnessed the first male hall director in an all-female residence hall. We saw more family ties evolve on the campus and more faculty become students. Students used their talents to excel in their abilities, some starting at an early age . While we decided on our majors, we received assistance from peer advisers and the Academic Resource Consultants in Halls. Whether it was through helping others study or becoming actively involved in college life, we learned what we had to accomplish while advancing to the next level of our education. People Div Time for a change in Career by Sara Sitzman After 3 1 years, Dr. Mike Jewett ended his teaching career at Northwest. As he was retiring, his wife. Dr. Jennifer Jewett, continued teaching at Northwest after almost two decades. Mike started teaching at Northwest in 1969. He chose the University because its close to Columbia, Mo., where he was working on his doctorate. Jennifer first came to Northwest in ' 77, teaching the English as a Second Language program during the summer. In ' 81, Jennifer went to Washington D.C. to pursue her graduate degree at Georgetown University. She chose the school because she loved the East Coast, big cities and her relatives lived there. After completing her schooling, she returned to Maryville where Mike had continued teaching. Mike ' s favorite part about teaching was his students. He wanted them to excel and do well in his class. " I am a demanding teacher, but my purpose is for students to learn as much as they can, " Mike said. Jennifer felt good about the English department at Northwest. She said there was teamwork and she felt each person in the department was critical. " I feel like a valued member of the faculty; a member of a team, " Jennifer said. Once retired, Mike planned to spend his time gardening and doing volunteer work. Mike taught part time for another year and Jennifer hoped to teach another year at Northwest as well. After that, they considered returning to their native state of South Carolina. In his office in Colden Hall, Dr. Mike Jewett grades papers before finals. 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Fducaiion ( ' harles ( " hildcrs. Rustnevs lennifer ( iiipman. Mutation Brian CUari. BuuncM Mgt Mike and Jennife rJelS3 As students of the Northwest Missouri State Normal School, Jack Dieterich and Mary Garrett stand outside of the Administration Building. Their names were best known on campus from Dieterich Hall and Garrett-Strong Science Building. Photo courtesy of Jack and Mary Dieterich Destined i Matrimony by Sarah Smith They met when their parents were faculty at Northwest Missouri State Teachers College. From there, their friendship developed into 70 years of matrimonial bliss. " I remember one evening, the Dieterichs invited the Garretts over for dinner and their attractive daughter Mary came along, " Jack Dieterich said. " If there was one catalyst that brought us together, that was the occasion! " Although this single occasion was how Jack remembered meeting Mary (Garrett) Dieterich, she saw it differently. She said her marriage to Jack was arranged because they were the children of faculty. " From the early encounter, arrangements were formulated to effect a future union, " Mary said. " Hence, the marriage of their offspring was destined, arranged, encouraged, fostered and finally realized 21 plus years later. " The years Jack and Mary dated, were filled with proms, holding hands, sentimental yearbooks and other romantic experiences associated with dating. " We refer to this story as the ' Assumption Story, ' " Mary said. " It ' s what people assume when they find out that we have known each other since the time immemorial. " Either way it is told, the story of the couple started before they were old enough to speak. Jack ' s family came to Maryville from Moberly, Mo., in 1927, when his father took the job as principal of Maryville High School. The following year, his father became principal of College High School and taught some education classes in the college. Mary ' s family came to Northwest when she was only 6 months old. Her family moved from Batesville, Ark., and her father joined the Northwest faculty. While Jack and Mary were students at Northwest, they were involved in numerous activities. Since they were the children of faculty, they were encouraged to be exemplary students. " The influence of the college was increasingly strong as I grew up within the general community, " Mary said. " Much of that influence was the result of parental philosophy: take advantage of any and all opportunities to learn. " Mary was a member of the Women ' s Ensemble (music), the Student Christian Association, the Panhellenic Council, Green and White Peppers, Student Senate, Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority and was the Tower Queen in ' 47. She received a bachelor of science in zoology and the equivalent of a bachelor of arts in English when she graduated in ' 48. Jack played on the ' 44 undefeated Bearcat football team, the basketball team and was a member of the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity. He was called to active duty in the U.S. Air Force in January of ' 45 before he transferred to Colorado State University in ' 50, where he received a bachelor of science degree in forestry. The couple retired to Tempe, Ariz., and although they have traveled abroad to areas such as Washington D.C., Idaho, Montana, Minnesota and Santiago, Chile, Jack considered Northwest a monumental part of his life. " I ' m proud to have been able to consider Maryville and community as my ' ancestral home ' during the past decades, " Jack said. " I will always consider Northwest and Maryville as special places. " feplt Jennifer ( Itrk, HM»Uif - ISyt.h(4iif t r ( Lrk. Hitfory |( hn Ijui n. Mifkninit ( hrutinj ( lihun. Hcmcni y hJ jftr ( jun. ( 4 mp M t Sjf jh ( iiin. hutinr%i V1|(t ( hruiUM ( i4 lliii) . AJvrrttunK (larrir CxMnct. 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For education major Jennifer Windsor, her move into Northwest was easier with the help she received from her peer adviser Cindy Carrigan. Through her Freshman Seminar class, she was able to learn valuable lessons. " She (Carrigan) relates a lot of things she teaches us to her own experiences which is really good, " Windsor said. ; In the class, Carrigan discussed issues that the students would face such as alcohol, sexual harassment and sexually transmitted diseases. In addition to that, she assisted the students with their schedules, time management and academic success. " I was just kind of a helper, " Carrigan said. " I was someone that ' s been there and done that and can help them out. " Under the direction of faculty adviser Dr. Maragret Drew, Carrigan was able to not only teach the students, but act as a companion. " It ' s like my classroom of big kids, " Carrigan said. " But it was more than that; I was their friend, not just their teacher. " Although Windsor admitted she had not been enthusiastic about taking freshman seminar, she was happy she had another college student to offer her advice. " I ' m glad we have peer advisers, " Windsor said. " I think it ' s good to have somebody around our age that we can look up to. " Carrigan also believed the class was beneficial. She said the students could gain a lot fi-om the class and its curriculum if utilized n ifF ' -t;i| properly. L ' ' " I think it gives freshmen a chance to get involved, " Carrigan said. " I think if freshmen used it to their advantage, and used their peer adviser and faculty adviser to their advantage, then they ' re likely to get more out of it. " With the help of peer advisers and Freshman Seminar, students were given the opportunity to expand their horizons and orient themselves with the campus. 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BrtudcAsting l ave Hughes, BuurKn Ijsa Hull. Recreation 1 tea Husr. |4Hirnali«m tnka Hutwn. Ag Kd Aliiha Hvati. Kamih Stiidiet Peer Ad a IS not a factor of . earning by Kelsey Lowe For most students, going to class was part of the normal routine. For two General Psychology students, it was an adventure of a lifetime. Betty Freeman and Marjorie Plummer, of Oregon, Mo., had been friends for about 20 years when they enrolled in Dr. Doug Dunham ' s Wednesday night class. At ages 67 and 72, they were several years older than the other students. One of the reasons Freeman chose this particular class was her daughter, Becky Hendrix, was an instructor in the department. " I talked to her about what she ' s teaching and various things that happen in the classroom, " Freeman said. " Also, I had always been interested in psychology and how the mind works and why we do certain things and why we don ' t do them. It just sounded like an interesting class. " Although Freeman was not required to participate in class discussions or tests since she was auditing the class, she did not want to deprive herself of the full experience. " I just wanted to see what the kids were going through and what the tests were like, " Freeman said. " I had to study and I had to sit down and read the chapter a couple or three times. Of course, now I ' m not interested in getting a degree, but we ' re always learning. It ' s fun to learn new things and do something different and something challenging. " Aside from a few of their classmates being surprised that Freeman and Plummer were taking the class just for fun, they never experienced an uncomfortable moment. " I think we were treated just like any other student, " Freeman said. " We were treated with respect and if we wanted to make a comment, we made it just like the students did. I think Dr. Dunham was kind of pleased that we wanted to take the class. He presented to us several times in class that if we ever wanted to stop by his office and visit that we were perfectly welcome just like the other students were. " Both women found their experience to be a positive one, and looked forward to finding a class to take in the spring. " I would encourage anyone who wanted to come do this, " Freeman said. " I think it ' s a great learning experience and gets you out in the real world again, an academic world. I would challenge anyone to take the classes. I think they would L I A ' A Determined to be a part of Northwest ' s student body, Betty Freeman and Marjorie Plummer tak be accepted very well and mtegrated q Q g Dunham ' s General Psychology class. Freeman was influenced by her daughter Beck right on into the class. Hendrix who was an instructor in the psychology department. Photo bf Christine Ahnns i sossm Q Mjvji IHfilui, Buunru M|;i krnti lur. ( (tinp Sii 1 ju Urtin. I Jrtncnurv U Irivit l iurt. HH l( fi;% ' Kdktin -nn. HritjJijMini; Milan liihjnvn, t ifumr HrinJi liihnMin. IJcfnrnijry M Kvjn luhnwm. Ai iHiniinn Ailrun ]itnc%. ( " imp Vi Afulrrw |oitc%, iHiblh. RrUiMMU )t ni lonn. ) mrrulitni Krhncj Jonct Hcfhany KaltK . Klcmcnury Fd Mikr Kjmin lu. Sctmcc Hryan Kaplan. Kroitkattin|e I-Ji jIkiH Kranc. IS«.h S H.K U»pf iirrg Kciih. MucJiuin Rodney KrtKk, Phy%ic M I ami Kidman. ( ' Kcmiiin (.amcron Km ;. BroMkasting Kli jtxrth King. tJcmcnury Kd Krvin Kmg. BrtiatkaMing Molly KJcvith. f-Jcmcniary Hd Kru. Klingrn miih. KduLaiion Trisha Kncpp. Middle School Fd C rnc Knight. Publit. Rrbiions Heather Kohu. Marketing William Koile. Ag Busincts C ' ynihia Kmt. Businru Mgt Jill KrciUer. Elementary Ed Karmin Kyhl, Broadcittmg Sarah IjiBarr. Theater Dana Ijird. Marketing C assandra Ledfbfd. ThenJCorp Ret JaM n Lrngemann. Chemistry C ' hadwKk Leonard. Education JetT Ixwis. Oography Etk Uebing. Dietetics Spanish Betsy Uchsch. Rcc Park Mgt FJiubeth Undgrrn. Eicmenury- Ed Rachel Upira. Int ' l Business Jaime Long. Eiement,ary Ed Sara Lovely, Corporate REC KeUey Lowe. Journalism Travis Loyd. Comp Sci PatrKU Lucas. Family Studies Andrea Ijicido. C ieography Jennifer loidwig. Biotog - Michclle Ludwig. ThcrapeutK Rec Ayumi Mabuchi. Psychology Tyier Mackey. PuHk Rebtion Kimbcrly MaruTicki. KHirruhsm Brunna Mares. FJementary Fd Pcggj- Marriott. Psvchoiogy Bobtn Manin SKaun Martin. Geographr Fjin NtAt«o-. tduiation Mist - Vtatterv FJcmentarr Fd Angel McAdams. Family Studio Anursda M(. UIIon. ThcrapeutK Rcc Ijoda Mti jmphcW. Pmhology Jonathan McOibbin. F d Eanh Sci Betty Fre Fcupily r 1 lliie i .1 strengthened with by Nicole Fuller The relationship berween grandfather and grandson was ordinarily confined to holiday dinners and birthdays. For Dr. Bob Bohlken and his grandson Bobby Gumm, the family ties were carried through the doors of education. Bohlken was a professor of communication at Northwest. Gumm was a graphic design major at the University. With their busy schedules, the two rarely had time to get together. However, Gumm remembered the time he spent with his grandfather during his childhood. " He was great and taught me a lot, " Gumm said. " He always took me fishing in the pond behind his house. " The connection berween them impacted Bohlken so much he wrote a book about Gumm ' s childhood. " Bobby Grows Up.. .While Grandpa Listens " was inspired when Gumm, the first-born grandchild, began to speak. rtHA " Some of the stories were about Brandon (Gumm ' s younger brother), " Bohlken said. " It didn ' t ' l sound good to say, ' Bobby and Brandon Grow Up While Grandpa Listens ' because Brandon » v« couldn ' t talk. " WWWr i! The 25-page book was actually the result of a weekly column Bohlken wrote. The stories told of the days Bohlken and Gumm fished, played in the sand and rode bikes. " When he was a little kid, he would be with us all the time, " Bohlken said. " Helping, I think, shape his philosophy of life. " Although Gumm was older and busier, he still found time to spend with his grandfather. Every Friday morning, the men played racquetball and caught up on each other ' s lives. " It ' s been very interesting, " Bohlken said. " I am very grateful to watch him grow up; and grandkids are very interesting because you can enjoy them but don ' t have full responsibility. " Every Friday, Bob Bohlken and his grandson Bobby Gumm play racquetball. Bohlken was a professor o communications and Gumm was a graphic design major at Northwest. Photo by Amy Roh m ( Jtlkrn MiKrn K-, Kicmcnufy 1 1 MiKii M(.l jughiin. A(.(.iHiniin|; IriKii Mrtulii j. Irii ' l Ka% S|ijni%li KimtKrIy .Mrtrill. (nnkgriphv Jamie Mrycr Hu%iimt Ml Mrvcr. Set Mjih M Jcntiifcf Mcvcr. Jiuirnjliknt Sirtinw Mocr, lirutur KjkUn Micrik. l-injnic AJjm Miller. Rnrcatiun Irit Miller. AgM Kimticrly Miller, (xunp Sii Marunrw Miller. Bnuticjjrfing Un Mitchell. Math Rjnjc Miuhcll, icrTHrnlary fuJ laluvuki Mi unt). Huvinew M|(i Mike M4 hrhjuwr, (ioi rjphy Shjtinj Mollcr. (iorporate Wellrte%« hrciu Monger, I ythol »(; - Krica Muniaraz, (teuf raf y Icrrt MfM re. tUlucaium jc»e Mi»ra. Sotiolijgy Jennifer Muranville. Cieology Sara Men . .orpt rafc Ret Valerie Mcwsman. joiirrulism lrcvf»r Moycr. Biuineu Mgt Amanda Muller. MercharuJUing Michelle Murphy, jourrulism C aroline Murr. Business C ' hrisiophcr Murr, Psychology Brandi Naden. FJemcntary Bd Kaori Nagai. Journalism Miranda Nagel. Busineu Kawamoto Natsuko. fiutorv Bariyo Ndcbesa. Busirtcss Mgt Angela Nieder|ohn. Finance Kyle Niemann. Jounal ism Advert Jennifer Niesc. Knglish Reiji Nihashi. Business .Mgt Krisii Niklasen. Kiementary Ed Brandie Nobiling. l sythology Natalie Nowak. Pohiical ScieiKc Todd Numberg. FJementjry Fd Mmiliaku Nwos-c. Pre Med UHiamaka Nwoyx, Ax log - Krin Ohcrmeyer. Ag BuMi es» Heather Onman. Education Abhv OsK rn. ISychologj- Storn Ottmann, Technical Theater Matt (.Swings. Business FVo James (Mcr. Unified Science Jnte Page. Psythoiogy Tom Parkins. Business Mgt Pollv Parwm . Bmjdcasiing Angela Patron. PuMk RelatHint WtH Pauics. Psvcholngy Shannon Paulsen. leof aphy Oisrina Peacixk. Men handtMng Marthem PtaH. Finish Sarah Pelkrs. Marketing Jasam iVtrgnne. Busirx« Mgt NKote Prrenon. Mucjtion Bc)b Bohlken . Bc bhy G m Li becomes passion of ure „ WWTOLiei ector by Melisa Clark Collections were not an uncommon sight. From students to faculty members, the things that were cherished varied greatly. From music to movies, pictures to stuffed animals, anything was possible. " I have collected almost 2,000 books, " assistant professor Larry Weinberg said. " I think the exact number is 1,835. " Weinberg remembered when his book collection began. As a child, he often read and remembered his first book. " I read Charlotte ' s Web on the bus to and from school every day in the first grade, " Weinberg said. As Weinberg reached adulthood, the variety of his collection expanded. " I own books on the Steward Dynasty, which I ' ve had from college when I was a history major, " Weinberg said. " But I also own Howard Stern ' s Private Parts and Amy Fisher ' s and O.J. Simpson ' s biographies. But right now I ' m collecting biographies on Supreme Court Justices. " Due to the variety of the collection, the future of it was unknown. " I would like to leave my books to my children after I ' m gone, " Weinberg said. " But I think if I collect every biography of the Supreme Court Justices, I will donate them to a library at a law school. " Sabrina Peterson, Elementary Ed Laura Phillips, Business Mgt Craig Piburn, Art Marc Pick, Business Mgt Randy Plattner, Education Amanda Plummet, Public Relations Natalie Porterfield, Unified Sci Shanna Powers, Theater Secondary Ed Amanda Praiswater, Management jason Pfice, Education [.aura Prichard, journalism Amy Pulliam, Psychology Kathleen Quarrato, Elementary F Mike Ransdell, Journalism Ashley Rapp, Corporate Recreation Sue Rcdelberger. Business Mgi Mktg Melanie Reed, (iraphic Design Suzctie Reed, Physical lul Wendy Reeve, Elementary W I jura Rrssinger, Family Studies Robert Rice, Political Science Stephanie Richard, Broadcajiting Michelle Riedemann, Marketing Mindy Rohbins, FJemeniarv Ed Surrounded by his large boo; collection, assistant professor Larr Weinberg stands in his livingroom. H had an estimated number of 1 ,85| books. Portrait by Christine Ahrens | m sno S9DQ Aniv KihIuci . (IcfiM-ncjiv U Amv KimIii iu- . Irinrtiuiv I J ( hiutv Ri t;|tr. 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Business Mgt Kendra Smith, h ucation Ryle Smith. X ' ildlife txology Sarah Smith. Public Relations Sarah Smith. (iet»graphy Tiffany Smith. Management Jessica Spahr. Busir ess Mgt Jennifer Spotis. ( mp Mgt Mistie Stcsens. Public Relatione Pamela Stoens. Psi.xholt»g - Chris Stigall. Bmackjuting Iracv St«»chr. Vxiology- Tiva Street. Pss-chologs- Sarah Stitdts. Mktg .Mgt Scott Summers, lourrulism Beniamin Sumrall. T hcater Pcrfotm Icanrte Swarnes. ( omp .Sigt Scth Swier. PolitKal ScietKe David S shos -ski. Ps xhok - |ohn S vhtmAki. Busir et Mgt Ava lakaahasht. ft urnalism Kalin lapp. hducation Matthew lapp. »e»»gtaphv left la -ior. Fiementarv td Larr ' Wei MnreTg by Erica Smith He worked for Walt Disney, NBC, CBS and ABC. He worked with famous Hollywood actors and directors such as Johnny Carson and Francis Ford Coppola. He even designed and built houses that were run by a computer. But the only thing mass communication engineer Scott Duncan said he missed about California was the mountains. " The house I built was 1 ,500 feet above sea level, " Duncan said. " We had a 28-mile view. I miss the mountains; I don ' t miss the people. " It was the difference between the people of Maryville and those of Duncans native city of Los Angeles that brought him to Northwest in the fall of 1999. " People were out walking around on the streets, " Duncan said. " In L.A., if you ' re out walking on the streets you ' re going to get shot. (In Maryville) nobody ' s trying to stab you in the back. There ' s no plasticity, not a lot of cell phones. It ' s much more real. " Despite Duncan ' s enjoyment of a non-materialistic society, when personal computers came along his interest was sparked. In ' 77, he bought his first computer. " I attended the first Computer Fair and was looking for a color computer because I wanted to do fun video things, but I kept walking past a booth for Apple (computers). I talked to the guy and he took one of the computers apart, showing me how it worked and everything. " Duncan still had the computer, along with 234 others, which still worked. He hoped to open a technology center, which would allow visitors to use his computers. Duncan said Maryville could be an ideal setting for his technology center. He also said he would like to see the departments of Northwest work together to open a technology center of its own; a place to share their history and enhance the learning process. Moreover, Duncan said he enjoyed working with students and preparing them for the job force. " I like the educational environment, " Duncan said. " They (students) haven ' t been jaded by the business yet and they have ideas they want to try. I ' ve worked in the industry and I saw people who ' ve been abused by the system. Here, people are willing to take risks. Out there, you can ' t mess around. Every minute is worth thousands of dollars, which is probably why the stress level is so high. " I want students to be able to walk into a professional job without being blown away from it. My advice to someone looking to be a success in LA. or New York is to do it in a smaller venue first. Become a really big success in one area before you try to crack into a bigger market. A job should be fun. If ., - J J • If • • f I In the television studio in Wells Hall.Scott Duncan fixes the studio ' s switch board. After Its not hin, dont do it. If its for the money, working in Los Angeles. Duncan said Maryville had a more realistic environmet. Photo by it ' s not worth it. " Chhstint Ahnns :oi t ikir U rtt. ioiiiriiliMit ( Um Hi« iiipwin. A|(iiMMiinv IihUI I lH tll|»M n, HlV Kj) I ' J An lj lollr. 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A couniinp Randy Wiihon. (ieography Ruth Ann Wolf, ( ' hild Him ShuIk Knc X ' o«xlwird. Public Relation ' . Krutma X ' o en. Bucmcss ' Worthinptim. | mtnali%m n Wriphi. Marketing Unni(cf U ' urt . ( ,omp Info Srt Ko-An Vang, (iraphic IV ign sns Vasuhiro ano. i omp Mp Manabu Vatabe. Math C mrtne ' Veager. Education Va uiovhi Vok Khi. A .c«unlmg (hrntopber Young. Buvine Mgt Heather Voting. FJenu-ntarv td Mcliicj Voung. learning Ih abilino Scao " Yoimjt ( ommunKation Iratv Voung. Bu inc»» Mu K ( vmarnic al ala. INvch 4i»gy i na rif r. I «T:h«»l »g ' lom cilttra. f ducatHin [-mre enplli. Buuncu Mgi Scott Du AcVn Internship Goals gives student career by Janelle McMiillen Particip ants of the Missouri-London program gave students the opportunity to receive credit while interning in London. Ginny Edwards, a public relations major, took advantage of this opportunity and interned with the Tommy Hilfiger Corporation. " No one had ever worked for Tommy before, " Edwards said. " All the PR internships dealt with marketing so I answered the questionnaire like I was interested in marketing. I think what helped me out was meeting the president of the program. That influenced me interning at Tommy. " Students who interned with the program received six hours of academic credit through the University. In the communication and theater arts department, three were credit hours and three were independent study hours. Being an intern gave Edwards insight about career choices and a chance to look at what working for an international company was like. " I did a lot of work, " Edwards said. " I did press releases, but mainly I w orked with magazine spreads. Say that a magazine wanted a country scene. They would call the office and tell us what they were looking for. I would go through the line and see what would work from all the Tommy lines and what I thought the magazine would like. " Although it was a lot of hard work, the internship had many perks. " I got to pick out clothes for photo shoots, " Edwards said. " I also got the opportunity to cast models. The best part was attending the openings and parties for the store. I went to the Britain premiere of ' The Faculty ' and I got to pick what I wanted to wear, so I wore a $1,200 jacket from the line. I also got an opportunity to see a lot of celebrities. " Some of the celebrities Edwards saw at the parties were Tommy Hilfiger, the princess of Saudi Arabia, Spike Lee and Oasis. Being a part of the internship gave Edwards career goals. She was thinking about working for the Hilfiger Corporation again. " I would love to go back and work for Tommy, " Edwards said. " I was never treated like an intern. There were only two people above us and without us they couldn ' t do anything. I also met the important people while I was over there. I talked with George Kolasa, the vice-president of public relations forlbmmy, everyday. I really would like to work stateside for Tommy in New York, but if they need me more in Europe I will go. " lulwards had advice for people looking for internships. " Think big, " Edwards said. " Don ' t be , .y •] jL After interning with the Tommy Hilfiger Corporation for a summer, Ginny Edwards haj concerned if you arc going to get paid and be 3 selection of the clothing. One of the many benefits of the job was free clothing. ready to work. 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Oawford began twirling when she was only 2 years old, and had been the feature rwirler since her freshman year at Northwest. Crawford said there were many things she liked about twirling. One was the discipline, which was something most people pmbably did not see. " Just like with anything there is the work ethic you have to follow to make sure that you are in shape and everything is all right, " Crawford said. Besides twirling during halftime at football and basketball games, Crawford traveled around the country. " You get to travel with baton twirling and get to meet so many new people, " Crawford said. " You like twirling and they like twirling, which gives you something in common, and there are friendships that are going to last forever. " Although Crawford made baton twirling look simple, she worked very hard to develop the talent. She took baton lessons from Janice Jackson in Dallas, which she tried to go to every month. " She (Janice) is known throughout the world for baton twirling, " Crawford said. " I like her style of twirling. She has unique tricks that you don ' t see all of the time. I think that gives you something people will see, especially in competition, that will stand out. " Crawford also took dance lessons from Jennifer Handle and taught stretching class. She said during football season her exercising schedule was flexible. During the spring and summer it was different for her. " In the spring, I try to practice three hours a day and that is not all with baton, " Crawford also. " In the summer, it gets to be what seems like eight hours a day. ' T In the fall, Crawford practiced with the marching band and performed during the prcgame and halftime shows. She said she was grateftil for the encouragement the musicians offered. " They are very supportive and their always coming up to me saying, Good job, " Crawford said. " 1 understand how hard they have to work to learn all their charts and music, and 1 think they have the same respea for me, too. " Besides her busy schedule with baton twirling, Oawford had taken violin lessons, was involved with Phi Eta Sigma, Alpha Chi, Kappa Omicron Nu and was on the president ' s honor roll. Bearcat Feature Twirter Rachel Crawford perfovns during halftime at football game . Crawford b«pn twwiing when the was 2 years old and won numerous awards for her ulent including Miss MaiorKU of MisMuri in I998and °99. ho(obyMixf oh Rachel Cra aJf P halls offer academic US ources by Amy Zepnick Drowning in academic stress panicked students. However, many found a lifesaver in their residence hall. The Academic Resource Consultant in Hall was available to provide aid for difficult courses. ARCHs were upperclassman who guided students through their academic endeavors. " I can help you with many various topics. Including study skills, test taking techniques, writing skills, goal setting, career development, resume writing, keeping your mind healthy, finding resources, such as free tutors, on campus resources and many, many more things, " Kari Sperber said in her ARCH flyer. Approximately 100 students sought academic aid each trimester through ARCHs. After the students met with an ARCH, tutors and additional help were found through the Talent Development Center. Each student who went for assistance was given pamphlets of study, management, goal and other advice, which encouraged continuous success. " The hard copies gave them something to refer to, " Sperber said. " They could look back on it when they needed advice or questioned something. It provided a sense of security. " Because the ARCHs worked together with resident assistants, it was not difficult to contact them. Flyers were posted in the hallways and bathrooms with phone numbers and easy-access study tips. Kari Sperber, Academic Resource Consultant in Hall, stands next to one ( her Hudson Hall bulletin boards. Sperber frequently changed the boards addir new tips for reaching academic success. Portrait by Amy Roh Tawna Bush Keith Busweli Lisa Butrerfield Miriam Butts Valeric Byrn Sarah Caldwell Jason Callics Caroline Cameron Jennifer Cameron Kim Campbell Kristcn Campbell Marlon (Campbell Tommy C jmpbcll Shelley Camilla Jill (iantu Robert C ' ardwell m SQQ KrlKXijl jrhill ItMv ( .ifkrck Kill ( jHwin Mr|;jfi ( 4flMiii Aniv ( jfitcnln Shjiin ( jfpcnicf iVic ( jrruthrr Ht lly ( jr imtcn Iota J ( rtcf Itnjnnj ( -irfri SitiU ( jfvcr Mnllv( JMT Hrrnt ( j%(tlKi Ijufj (!hjnthrrljin N4 iuK lihjniplin Jmh C;hjvc; Brjd( hcllo Hli ( hriMcnscn (iinj Cihrt iunson Nitholc Cjfo )il) CitiJ Jane C. ifk Icnnifcr ' lark Jordan ( Jark Kclli Clark Stephanie C ' brkin Jessica C lausen Jennifer ( lemcm Alyna (.Jemmont Allison Clevengcr Erin ( jffeli Tonya Coffelt Ren|aniin ( ' offman Amanda Cole Crfc tal Cx lc I ' akeitha Cole Megan Cx lcman Alan ( ' oiling Joiihua (.ollingwood Christine C ollim Cor V Collins SaraCollop Josh ( " ombi Julie C x»ncy Jonathan Cxmk Adam ( (x per Valerie Cooper ' anae Cooper Amber ( ' oppic (cm Corbert Juuin Cx rWtt Sara ( ornwrll ( -ara ( j rum V ' allv i:ottrrll Hannah C Hi|chhn RKhd C ' ourtnev |o%cph i ' jnx Marianne Co« Sarah (xn I jura C raft F »onv ( " rape Fmilv (raven Academic Resource Consultant i nM Courtney C ' rawtcxi Kendal Crawford NarhanCrawtord Jay Cronick Brad Cross ElizabethCrow Kenneth Crowder Christ) ' Crownover Stac7 Crupper Sam Crust Kevin C ' ullen Christine Cuminalc Ashley Cunningham Carissa Cureton Kate Curtis Raina Curtis Brecklyn Dade Rebecca Dahike Megan Danek Kelly Daniels Jill Dauncr Angela Davis Brian Davis Jeremy Davis Jessica Davis Lisa Davis William Davis Jamie Deao Jamey Dedrickson Amber Degncr Katie Dchardt Etisa Deiehant Jessica Deline Nicole Dempscy Jason Dent Becky Deroo JeffDerra Micah Destival Jacky Devos Nicole Dicrckscn Sara Dieleman Philip Digiovanni Jason Dimmitt Bridget Divis Steven Dobisch Aaron Dobson Katherinc Dockus Chistophcr Doering Jon Dothage Kari Douglas Jamie D jwd Daniel Dozar Nicholas Drake Melisw Drydalc Anthony Dubohno Michael Ouffey Heather Dunkcr Bruce Duntap Marcella Dunn Tim Durbin Mac Durden Mi»ty Durham Cicoffrc)- DuMman 1 hall directors • • unite in idence ISS A bv Keisex Ume It was a year of firsts for several of the residence halls. l " hc all-female Millikan Hall had its first male hall director, and Dieterich Hall, which had been all-male until fall 1998, had its first female hall director. What made this scenario unique, was that these two hall directors were in their first year of marriage. Brett and Melissa BIythe met through a friend while they were both working as resident assistants at Central Michigan University in ' 96. Three years later, on June 26, they were married. Although Dieterich and Millikan both featured a hall directors apartment, the couple resided in Dieterich. They used the Millikan apartment mainly for storage and for Brett ' s staff meetings. " Actually, it ' s kind of convenient for my staff because if there was a situation going on in the hall, maybe at least one of us would be there, " Mel issa said. Although Brett and Melissa both moved into Dieterich at the same time, it was not until about a month into the fall trimester that Brett applied for the hall director position. The vacancy in Millikan came up when the previous hall director was terminated for possession of a firearm. Brett had experience as a hall director at the University of Memphis, and was encouraged to apply by Northwest Residential Life coordinators, Mark Hetzler and Matt Baker. They discussed the possible implications of Brett working with his wife, as well as being the hall director to a female residence hall. " I guess because of tradition, we ' re just in that mindset of female hall female hall director, which honestly, most universities don ' t have that policy, " Melissa said. " I just never really thought about Brett applying, but then I thought, ' Why not? ' Because of the tradition, I didn ' t initially think that it was a possibility. " Being the only male in Millikan was a new experience for Brett, but one that he embraced with enthusiasm. " I had an all-male building last year, and I was an RA in an all-male building, and now I have an all-female building, so it ' s kind of a challenge, but an exciting challenge, " Brett said. " It ' s something that I enjoy doing and it ' s given me kind of a different perspective. " As hall directors, Brett and Melissa were basically on-call 24 hours a day. fhis sometimes posed challenges for them as a married couple, but they still found ways to separate themselves from their jobs. " We don ' t necessarily talk about work all the time because if we did, we ' d probably just stress each other out even more, " Brett said. " This job has a lot of stresses and when we ' re home, it ' s time to be home. Work is over, and it ' s time to be husband tn his office m tilllilcan Hall, hall director Brett Bhrthe dillnntly works on his computer i ■ r - 1 i 1 1 j ■ Bmt and h« wrfe Mefasa used the M.ll.kan apartment as an office «hJ reskJed in D«tench " d wife, not necessarily tv ' O hall directors HM.PtHMbfAmfRoh working together. " Brett and Melissa B major proves difficult task in tion by Melisa Clark Many said selecting a college was the hardest part when furthering their education. For Jenny Cline, selecting a major was worse. As a fifth year student, Cline majored in home economic education, early childhood special education, dietetics, nursing, psychology, elementary education and merchandising. " I majored in home ec. ed. for a whole year, " Cline said. " After that, I ' ve changed almost every semester. " Cline believed at a young age she would pursue a career in education. She enrolled at Northwest in the fall of 1994 the field she thought she was going to enter quickly faded. " I would get into the program and then realize I didn ' t like it, " Cline said. While some students had pressure from their parents to finish college in four years, Cline was at ease. " My parents are very supportive, " Cline said. " I don ' t think they want me to move away so soon. But my mom hasn ' t yet told my dad I changed my major again; I think she ' s going to wait a while. " Like many of her classmates, Cline was uncertain of the future and what it held. While some seniors polished their resumes, she worked on application letters. " I really don ' t know what I ' m going to do after I graduate, " Cline said. " I ' ve applied at makeup design school in California, but maybe cosmetology classes. But who knows? " Narrowing down her major, Jenny Cline ' s final choice is nrierchandising. Cline started school at Northwest in the fall of 1 994 and had changed her major seven Michael Dustman Brian Easley Joe Edwards John Edwards Tracy Edwards Jennifer Egger Ehzabcth Eggers Stacey Eichhorn Alison Eilcrs Eric Eilcrs Adam Einu-r Brandon Eit xrn Emily Elder Marci Ellcr Sara EJIif l( Elizabech Uphii Michael tJslon (jretchen bngle 44))71e «]Q 3 gpH t ntilv 1 flijitj Mikr 1 r iii Andrrj 1 uc» Mjfv I in» liijfulv 1 vcr mrvcl frntiv lMhl»iii»ni Kc(h I jfci) ) KT hiJk Icnnifrf f-alm ( 1ui»li»| hrf I ' jfinci Kvin I cilnci Abifi il IfUlnun X ' illum Wp Dinicllr rcnj cl I li jhrth Irrguum Jcjiinic f ' ctf«»w l iri I-ukcn Kern ' I ' lnncpjn Kcndrj i inno ' RcKcctj }-in(H.(.hi(i lill Fi%Kcf Mjttho lishcr jtnhiM I Uhjrty Rjndi Mjhcrn U xh Fbkc ( ' jihcnnc Hcjk Sion Fleming Ryjn Fletcher Ixiri Fogic Jj.u n FuUnd RrcN ke Follctf Abbe - Folt7 Lon Ford tc Brian Formjnck Lutai Forney Mithelle Forsen Amandj hwier Ryjn f-ouu C!hjd Fowler Arrunda Fox i]hri» Fox (imnv Francis Heidi Francu Sara FrarKH Icnnifer FrancUcn AlarK Franken rimmcTV Franu n IVrck Ffickc lennifer Fruk Heidi Fuelling Robert Fuller Ma -gen (ialkiway Kellv (»ardnet Kenneth ttarrier Icff (iarrrtt Mark (iar o lamie iatw n I ju ( ta awiv kffrr ( .cih Im (ierfKrn AdiienrK teven Jenny Cblme Be passengers travel first by Melisa Clark When walking around campus, it was possible to hear the sputter of a plane flying overhead. That was not just any plane; that was Northwests own Bearcat One Airplane. St. Joseph, Mo., native Bill Wright commuted for three years as Northwest ' s Bearcat One pilot for the staff and faulty. " I ' ve gone as far as Texas, Chicago, Indiana, and Colorado to take faculty, deans and alumni on trips, to association meetings and even football games, " Wright said. After learning to fly at the age of 18, Wright, who is now 31, had experienced many aspects of flying, from teaching to chartering others. " I taught flying for five years, I then flew charter for a year and a half, and for the past three years I ' ve been here at Northwest, " Wright said. The seven seat, two engine. Piper Navajo plane that Wright flew almost every day was small, but survived a lot. " I ' ve been through terrible thunderstorms, ice, pouring rain, snow, sleet, but I ' ve always come out OK, " Wright said. " There was one time when the left engine went out when I just got into the air. I was only 250 feet out of St. Joe when it went out. I managed to land safely and we got that engine replaced and were up and in the air. " Despite weather, and potentially dangerous situations, Wright still maintained a positive outlook. " I always wanted to have a fun job, " Wright said. Bearcat One Pilot Bill Wright wheels the Piper Navajo plane out of the hanger Wright was responsible for flying administration such as President Dean Hubbard and Tim Gilmour Photo by my Roh Jessica Gibbons Jacquelynn Gilbert Samara Gilgoiir Alice Gillespie Kylie Gillispie Erin Gilmore Shcrri Ginrhcr Ryan (iioffrcdi Andrew Gipson Kristi Girard Joe (iirdncr Jim Glaub Tony Glover Ryan Cioddard Chriftophcr (toldax Luke Cfordon (!!hrisfine (irabow ki Andrea (Jrant 3B3 Krcti U(i«-n ( hrivtiifihcf ( riv litic-n ( ttav An|(rlj (ifccn Ki| i(m ( ttrrn (!h«i (irrcnwiv liffanv (tfqqt ' anrt%j (irimm ( jri»linc drtnt fiwllj ( irrHMichnic Brvan lirtiw ( ' vnihu (irumiid Mduu ( iuffcy ShcllvCuhdy |jymic (iunn Suunnc iiufhric ( irini Hajgcmjn Mjtihcw Hitkcti Ic uJ Hagcn fimic Haidsiak Hcjthcr Hjinlinc Sitih Hjlicy I ' unyj HiUtcad Icnnircr Hjlvcr« n Kjthryn Hamilton KtMi Hamilton Ryan Hamilton Ijura Hampton loHtlcn Hancock Michacla Hand Bcnjamm Hani n Br(K kc Hansen Irna HanK-n Sheila Harding Icnnifcr Hardiwn Alan Harprcavcs David Hargrcnr Monica Harper Brian Hartstack Marci Hausman Mditta Havner Nathaniel Hawkins Icnnifcr Hawley (ima Hayc Icnniter Have Stephen Haynrt Lor I Hay Travn Hay MKhacI Head Beniamtn Hcaivilm Mark Heater ( -hri«t phet Hetker hll Hecker lay Hedger Brad Heerlcm Heather Hcwiu Kerrc Hcintz orrw HeUumi NKboie Hertdncks Arulv HcndriK Megan Hrnnmg Bill w2i!17 Ta nontraditional route to cation by Laura Pearl In 1983, no one could have told David Leaton that he would someday become an English teacher at Northwest. Leaton took a less-than-traditional path to his college teaching position, as he headed for a career that made him happy. Leaton ' s life took an interesting turn at Shawnee Mission " West High School, in Overland Park, Kan. He did not enjoy high school because he did not feel challenged by it. During his junior year, in ' 83, Leaton dropped out of high school. Acquiring his General Education Degree immediately after leaving Shawnee Mission West, Leaton spent seven years trying to find a satisfying niche in society. During that time, he worked at a gas station where he met a man who gave him the inspiration to turn his life around. " He said, ' You can do this ' , " Leaton said. " He really just got the ball rolling. I knew that I wasn ' t satisfied, I just didn ' t know why. He was the first one to tell me that what you are now isn ' t what you have to be. " Leaton came to Northwest in the fall of ' 92 and graduated with a bachelor of arts in English in the spring of ' 97. Going on to graduate school in the fall of ' 97, Leaton continued building a foundation for a career. When he heard about a position opening in the Northwest English Depardment, he took a risk, applied and was hired. The desire to be happy with what he was doing pulled Leaton from a boring high school existence and placed him in a situation that was not only interesting but exciting. " If you expect yourself to be happy and work toward that, you will be happy, " Leaton said. English teacher David Leaton addresses his Introduction to Literature class. In addition to teaching literature, Leaton also taught two sections of English Composition. 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A world of colors and confusion. A world of emotions. A world without reality. For Angel Talbert Roxx, manic depression was a gift, not an illness. Since Roxx was diagnosed with manic depression, she used the creativity that stemmed from her illness to write the script, " An Exciting Shade of Green. " Roxx originally wrote the script for herself as a way to express how she was feeling. After giving a copy of the script to her counselor, she was persuaded to also show it to her adviser. From there, it was showcased by the theater and communications department on Nov. 19 and 20 at Charles Johnson Theater. " The first time they went through it, I just wanted to cry, " Roxx said. " Even though it wasn ' t a realistic setting, to me, that was my life. And even though that was a script, I could feel it all over again. It was reliving it. It was a strange feeling. " From the time Roxx was 17, she knew something was not right. She went from extreme depression and anger to complete euphoria in moments. She needed help, but no one understood. " I had no touch with reality at all, " Roxx said. " I tried to kill myself constantly. I didn ' t know what was going on. I went to doctors. I begged for help and no one knew what was going on. " In the midst of her problems, she quit school and moved to California. Again, she was plagued with overwhelming emotions so much she tried to kill herself During therapy, she was diagnosed with manic depression and given a prescription to help. After being diagnosed, Roxx moved back to Missouri to help her cope. Once there, she began to mend her relationship with God. " When I finally quit being angry with God, then things started falling into place, " Roxx said. When she came back to Missouri, she found comfort in her church, particularly the preacher. " He made everything so real, " Roxx said. " He would just talk and talk with me, and he never put me down. I could just rage at God and he wouldn ' t say, ' That ' s bad, ' he ' d say ' Get it out. ' Then he would explain to me that sometimes God lets things happen for a reason. " These words helped Roxx see her illness as a blessing, not a burden. " I started realizing that I understood people better than most people because I have had the full range of emotions, " Roxx said. " So, when people hurt, I could hurt with them. When people were happy, hey, I ' ve been there. Instead of looking down at people when they were in a rage, I understood it. When I started realizing this, then I started saying, ' OK God, maybe there is a reason, ' and I worked things out with God. He took care of me. " Even though she had overcome several problems, Roxx was still battling her illness, and always would be. designer and scrip t writer Angel Roxx looks at her blueprints of uTL I • ' III the lighting for her production at the Charles Johnson Theatre. She 1 here is no cure, but Its up to me whether I can accept i. ■ ..a r a. cA ■ j. u ■. r „ t ' - ' - ' -p ' wrote the original script An Exciting Shade of Green, which was the it and move on or let it get the best of mc, " Roxx said. story of a manic depressive person ' s life. Photo by Chriainc nm lU . 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The purpose of the program was to entertain and send a message to the people who watched it. The name Vinci is named for the artist Leonardo DaVinci because it was said he had thousands of ideas and could not get them out to the world. This program gave students the chance to express their ideas to KN XT Channel 8 viewers. In the spring, an awards banquet was held to honor the W«f; videos and the students who produced them. " It sums up to Maryville ' s own Oscar awards, " joe Cox said. " It is the biggest thing KNWT does all year. " The banquet was a gathering of all the students who did V Mf videos. Some of the awards included best actor actress, best editing and best over-all. " It gives the students a chance to be recognized for their work with the videos, " Cox said. Although the videos that were broadcast on KNWT looked simple, they were actually very complex and time consuming. It took a lot of people working together for the program. " Vinci is a lot of hard work to put together, " Cox said. " It is not easy; it has taken away a lot of my _ . . time, but I do have a great crew that helps put the The Vmo Awards ' hosts Justin Burton and Joe Cox exchange jokes between U •• awardsThe ceremony recognized short films made by broadcasung students, show together, too. ftMto by Amy Rofi NHB H M WM i Sjrih Mantu David Marcum Tiflfany Margelow ky L )Uf as Markham Craig MaHcus ( ' hri Marplc Sabrina Marquc % jiutin Mamott Ryan Marrurti Dawn Marten Fmilic Martin Mdiua M««k I ' iul MasKancy hrivtnphcr Ma hhum Ncndra Mawocf Vacv Mivtcn ( »arr ' Matbrw R| Mathcw« Vile} Teachers i, Iransportation by sclyn Mauck bikes for daily Every morning, Channing and Louise Horner, both modern language teachers, loaded their bags and books onto the back of bicycles rather than in the back of a station wagon. The Homers opted to travel from their home at First and Walnut streets to their offices in Wells Hall via bicycle for several reasons. Besides cutting down on pollution and preserving the earth ' s natural resources, they simply did not want to use their car. " I do not like the idea of being dependent on automobiles, " Channing said. This independent attitude may stem from their college experience. Both Channing and Louise attended Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio. At that time, students were not permitted to keep a vehicle on campus. Consequently, everyone owned and used a bike. Both the town and college embraced the bicycle tradition. Every year, before the fall semester, students participated in a campuswide bike sale. Sidewalks in front of residence halls, academic buildings and even businesses in town were lined with bicycle racks. The Homers carried a piece of the culture they found in Oberlin through the bicycles they chose to ride. Louise rode a women ' s three-speed Huffy. " I would have trouble getting a new bike, " Louise said. " I like having three-speeds, I like the old-fashioned, touring handle bars and I like the women ' s style. Now days women are expected to wear trousers and swing their leg over the back tire. " If any major problems arose the Homers took their bicycles to the Crank and Peddle, a bike shop owned by Richard Landes, for help. " I am not a bicycle mechanic, " Louise said. " I am not a cyclist. I am not good for speed or for distance. It ' s not like I am going to be cycling across Iowa. " Generations made a difference in the way each relied on different technologies. The Homers proved modern technology was not always needed by peddling their way to and from campus. Noellc Matthews Jaclyn Mauck Dan McAfee Justin McAleer Kristic McAninch Crystal McArdle Kenneth McCain f Joy McCallister Missy McC arthy I Randy McCleary Matt McCMcish jowrphine McC lernon Bonnie McC Ioskcy Joshua Mc( nih Heather Mc(aibhin Sarah McC urdy Chad McDanicI Man McDonald )Ple SOQEig HlVJM Mi tJU Il I ri(rj M(. (ju iv i l)4il Mvl.lJM hriiM ' Milunkin t tin MiKtllip 1 uj KUKinlo ' Vi»ti MtKinlo ' Kjihlccn Miknighi Ni«.hoU« Mil-jin ( Jihv Miljughlin )i hn Miljughlin Sijtir NUI jii lin Kjthrnnc MildLn UncllcNUMullcn Ijufcn SUNibb Andicj MtNcil AKlu NUNufi Ijiuj Meek tclli J MCCNC Sbcrvl McicrgciJ Mjfunnr Mcinkc Brun Mcintx Mcphjnic Mcint Nicole Menctcc Nicole Menelce t mily Mersmann Mjiihew McM.h 1 oren Mcsvcr jean Mevvncr I cigh Nicwr I-ofi Vlevcf Sjrjh Me ct tl Middleton -MCJ Mioner Itnniter Mik ii.h Amanilj MiUnd Amjndj Miller Andrcj Miller Bnruny Miller (!hrtMic Miller Daruc Miller Frtc Miller M Milter Kcnnv Miller Man Miller Michele Miller Njiatie Miller Nicole Miller Rjchel Miller Kicu Miller Rvjn Miller Amv Millifcjn Knuen Mirchell Hf jdio (oelkr AJi on Monnin ( jrmen Monre7 I)ougUc Nionrgomefv Brun SIrtore ( Irvual Moorr Channing and Louise 2 Hi rdeP opens door of ortumties by Sara Sitzman Mark Corson began his second year of teaching in the geography department at Northwest. Unlike most professors, Corson served 1 1 years in the Army before starting his teaching career. Originally from South Carolina, Corson was active in the Army there. When he started his career in the service, as a tank officer in charge of four tanks. He was in command of approximately 40 tanks before leaving his position. Corson attended graduate school and began teaching geography in 1992 at the U.S. Military Academy. In ' 98, he received an opportunity to advance his teaching career. He came to Northwest and moved his wife and two daughters halfway across the country. " I uprooted my family and chose Northwest because it has the second largest and best undergraduate program in geography, " Corson said. One of the differences Corson experienced when he move, was the size of his classes. At West Point there were about 18 students per class, compared to the 60 or more students per class at Northwest. Also, students who attended West Point went through a highly selective process to be there. While he was no longer active in the Army, Corson was a member of the Army Reserves and was a transportation officer in both ships and trucks. Corson said it was hard to find any extra time between After 1 1 years in the Army, geography teacher Mark Northwest activities, the Army Reserves and his family Corson enters his a second year of teaching at Northwest „,,,., , . • I 1 1 • J II Corson came to the University because of its highly I really like workmg with people to pt somethmg done whether eguarded geography department. Portrait by Heathe, it be in the classroom or in the Army, " Corson said. 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Looking around Northwest, people could not help but to notice the abundance of flowers. Tracy Davenport was one of the many students responsible for the upkeep of the flowers. Davenport spent an average of 20 hours per week throughout the school year and 40 hours per week in the summer tending to the flowers. Her normal day consisted of watering, trimming, mulching, fertilizing and planting new flowers — all while attending classes. Before graduating at Northwest, Davenport worked at Worlds of Fun, for an area greenhouse and had an internship with the landscaping company Service Masters. These things prepared Davenport for her job as a full- benefited employee of Service Master, housed on the Northwest campus. Davenport spent most of her time in the outdoors with the flowers. She worked diligently with the plants because she enjoyed the results they blossomed. " I do it for the compliments, " Davenport said. Davenport ' s hard work was due to the time she spent with Environmental Services. She dedicated herself because the experience would be helpful in her future career. " For the past two years. Environmental Services has been my life, " Davenport said. " I plan to work in landscaping once I graduate in the spring. I just love to work with all the pretty flowers. " Jennifer Peck Heather Pence Angela Person Molly Peters Angle Petersen Mandy Petersen Erica Petcrsohn Brad Peterson Jacki Peterson Michael Petit Cristina Pctonke Sherry Pfaffly Terry I ' faffly Erica Pfeifer Aiher Phillips Brooke Phillii Cynthia Philli|. Holly Phillips After football season is over, service master Tracy Davenport works on the landscape by the south gate of Rickenbrode Stadium. Davenport worked on campus landscaping year round. 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Mandl came to Northwest for a tour during his senior year in high school, he encountered a hospitality he had not felt on any other campus. After meeting coaches and members of the football team, he decided to come play as a quarterback for the Bearcats. Mandl red-shirted during his first year of play, inspiring him to practice hard for the future while enjoying the team. Once he arrived at Northwest and took on the role of red-shirt, Mandl faced many benefits. As a red-shirted player, he was allowed to practice and dress out with the team, but he did not play in games. That gave him a year of practice experience without using any of his four years of eligibility. While Mandl enjoyed the atmosphere of the team and the experience he was gaining, the role had some drawbacks. " Red-shirt is kind of a bittersweet experience, " Mandl said. " It ' s tough starting over. We ' re going from high school and playing a lot to not playing. " Mandl saw two options for red-shirts, however. " You can either say, ' This isn ' t for me ' and give up and quit, or you can realize everyone has to go through this, and stick it out, " Mandl said. Although red-shirting was a new experience for Mandl, he took his role on the team seriously. By working hard, he hoped to reach a level of success, while helping the Bearcat football program in any way possible. He enjoyed the atmosphere of the University and settled in to make it an important part of his ftiture. | 5f A « Freshman red-shirt T.J. Mandl attends football practice every day even though he does not play in games. Mandl was drawn to Northwest by the success and reputation of the football team. Photo by Amy Roh Matthew Rose Melissa Rose Adrienne Rosenthal Justin Ross Kcrri Ross Andrew Roth Laura Rotterman Kclli Rowlands Jessica Rupipcr Nathan Rusinack Justin Russell Kari Russell Mary Beth Russell Matthew Ry.ui Patrick Ryan Tony Saccoman Kylcc Sadler Owen Sacgcr U . 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Mfindli Alternative (M plans for college funding by Todd Shawler L On the Northwest campus, there were traditional students who depended on financial aid to cover the expenses of college; however, there were also student soldiers like Sgt. Chad McGraw that utilized the benefits of the National Guard to pay for school. After McGraw served in the U.S. Army for three years he began his college education at Northwest. He said the National Guard was definitely a positive and valuable asset that helped continue his education. " The best part about the Guard is that it pays all the costs of my higher education, " McGraw said. " The money I earn in Guard pays for my tuition plus some. " The time McGraw served was juggled between attending classes, one weekend per month, and two full weeks per year. He attended week-long camps at Fort McCoy, Wyo. and Dougway Proving Grounds in Utah. He also had the opportunity to go to Puerto Rico. In addition to the tuition assistance and numerous opportunities to travel, McGraw said the Guard was a positive influence in his life. " Being in the Guard allows you to go to school and serve your country at the same time, " McGraw said. " It ' s also the only part-time job I know of with retirement benefits. " For students like McGraw, the National Guard was a great way to ease the burden of the high costs of a college education. Not only was his college paid for, he also had the chance to travel the world and serve his country. To fulfill part of his duties for the National Guard, Chad McGraw puts information into the computer at the Martin-Pedersen National Guard Armory on campus. By working for the Guard, McGraw was able to pay his tuition. Portrait by Amy Roh Brandon Smitfi (iregory Sniitii Jarrod Smith Jencttc Smith Jessica Smith Matthew Smith Reginald Smith Ronald Smith Sarah Smith Shawna Smith Stephanie Smith C xiy Snapp Megan Snell Bradford Snopck Derick Snov. Paul Snytli ! 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The most remarkable aspect of this young man and his talents, was from the time he started to play the piano he had been composing music. " According to my mom, I ' ve been composing since I was five, " Wohlers said. " Those are obviously not works or anything; they don ' t have any structure to them. There ' s a lot of stuff I disregard as song writing because I wouldn ' t perform it or play it where a lot of people could hear. " Despite the lack of complexity in his pieces, Wohlers estimated he had written nearly 100 songs. Although the composition of these pieces began before he took lessons, Wohlers accredited much of his musical success to his piano teacher Robin Brenning. " She (Brenning) was very encouraging of me composing songs, " Wohlers said. " She didn ' t expect me to do a whole lot more at my lesson, which I appreciated because I didn ' t want to play classical music if I could play what I wanted to. " Wohlers discovered the music he really wanted to play was jazz, rag and pop music such as John Lennon and James Taylor. A lot of this musical inspiration stemmed from Wohlers ability to play piano by ear. Because he could not read sheet music very well, he relied on his hearing and own human error to compose. " A lot of the songs I have written have been by mistake, " Wohlers said. " I ' ll be playing another song that I ' ve had in lessons or a song I ' ve heard off the radio, I ' ll mess up and I ' ll like how it sounds. I will write a whole other song that is kind of a takeoff on it, but different enough so it ' s not the same song. " After he wrote the music and lyrics, Wohlers had the opportunity to record two CDs with the help of a woman in his hometown in Nebraska. He said that his parents were very influential while he pursued this task. " My dad and mom have promoted me as much as can be, " Wohlers said. " I don ' t know how encouraging all parents would be of a music major; it ' s kind of an unsure career. It ' s risky going into music and they both have, at all times, been encouraging of me to do music. " In between school, choir and his demanding music major, Wohlers rarely found time to compose. When he did, he said there was no explanation for his musical ability. The music he composed simply expressed how he felt. " I don ' t have any rhyme or reason to how I write, " Wohlers said. " I ' m not like Beethoven or anything where I can just hear what I want next and not think about it . It ' s pretty free spirited. I just kind of see what happens and it doesn ' t take me very At the Bearcat Tailgate Party, Soren Wohlers accompanies Elise Gutshall to the son, long. A lot of people are amazed with that. " " Leaving on a Jet Plane. " Wohlers performed at the tailgate party prior to the Bearc: football game against Central Missouri State University. 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Astronomy professor Jim Smeltzer went to Social Dance class for a variety of his own reasons. Smeltzer first enrolled in Social Dance over a decade ago. His wife was taking the class and he wanted to be able to dance with her better. " You go to certain social functions and are expected to dance, " Smeltzer said. Some of the fiinctions Smeltzer attended were Delta Sigma Phi parties. As the fraternity sponsor, Smeltzer went to every party not as a chaperone, but simply to have fun. Smeltzer had other motives behind taking the class as well. As a competitive racquetball player, dancing was part of his training. He lifted weights, hiked, played racquetball and danced to improve his game. " It all goes together, " Smeltzer said. " Dancing improves hand-eye coordination because you have to respond to your partner. " Years of attending Social Dance classes prepared Smeltzer for more than racquetball competitions. He participated in several dance marathons to benefit charity and also for entertainment. He remembered one dance where a sorority had challenged that no faculty member would attend. " I grabbed a partner, went and when the other couples had dropped we were still rock ' n ' roUin ' , " Smeltzer said. Smeltzer remembered many of the dance partners he had over the years. He said his most interesting partner was Tina Ektraminnis. Ektraminnis was both a good dancer and blind. " Tina was interesting because she was so precise, even on line dances, " Smeltzer said. " Most line dances you learn by watching others. Obviously she couldn ' t, but she knew every move. " Smeltzer also attended Social Dance classes to help even the male-to-female ratio in the class. In previous classes, women often out numbered men 4-to- 1 , forcing some women to dance the man ' s part. Overall, Smeltzer danced for the pleasure of dancing. His favorite dances were East-Coast Swing, the Jitterbug, Texas Two-Step and Cotton-Eyed Joe. Astronomy teacher Jim Smelaer writes information on the board for his clasii final. In hisfree time away from teaching, Smelaer graced the dance floor with hli feet in Social Dance class. 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Although the Bearcat Football Team lost team member Phil Voge in a car accident, it went on to win a second-consecutive NCAA Division II National Championship in the highest- scoring game in Division 11 s history and the longest-running game in NCAA ' s history. Other teams also faced obstacles in their seasons. The softball team had to storm through bad weather to finish first in the MIAA conference tournament. We saw the women ' s tennis team travel to conference meet, but were hindered by an injury to lead player Yasmin Osborn. Baseball Coach Jim Johnson retired, turning the playbook over to Coach Darin Loe, afi:er 17 seasons with the Bearcats. Local broadcasting of Bearcat sports came into the homes of devoted fans with the implementation of the Bearcat Radio Network. With every victory they captured and every challenge they overcame, we watched the Bearcats achieved success and set an example for the years to come. Bobby Bearcat and Northwest fans cheer for the football teann during the national championship game in Florence, Ala. Photo by Christine 4hren - Northwest guard Amanda Winter blocks her opponent in the basketball game against Metro State. Photo by ChrMtn khnnt • Outside hitters Lindsay Heck and Jill Quast jump together for the block, but to their dismay the ball sneaks past them. Photo by Christine Ahnnt Bearcat football players, coaches and fans take a unofficial moment of silence before their victory over Central Missouri State University in memory of teammate Phil Voge who died from iniuries he suffered in a car accident. Photo by Heather EpptHy Sports Di vwkMr SEARCHING FOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM THREATENED AN IDENTITY BY TRYING OBSTACLES by Mark Hornickel It began when cornerback Greg Wayne was diagnosed with low-grade lymphoma cancer. Little did the football team know, it was just a sample of the obstacles it would face in the 1999 season. The ' 98 Bearcats completed a record-breaking, perfect season and won the school ' s first national championship with ease. However, the ' 99 team not only struggled to establish a new identity, but had to overcome All- American defensive tackle Aaron Becker ' s season-ending injury on the second day of practice, its first loss in 16 games, a player who was killed in an automobile accident and fourth-quaner deficits in each of the playoff games. The season culminated with what many called " the greatest game ever played " and Northwest winning its second-consecutive national championship. The Bearcats clawed back from a 30-14 fourth-quaner deficit against Carson-Newman College and played through four overtime periods to claim the national title in front of 8,451 fans and a national television audience on ESPN. " As I told our players in the locker room, we ' d been doing it all season long, " Head Coach Mel Tjeerdsma said. " All four playoff games we were behind in the fourth quarter, but we never got so far behind with such a short amount of time left. It ' s really a credit to them and to the fact that they never gave up. They never doubted. They believed the whole time, and like I told them, probably the best thing was they got to show the whole country just what that really is and what character and commitment these guys had. That, to me, said it all. " Trailing 44-36 with less than a minute to play in regulation and no time-outs, the Bearcats drove 76 yards down the field. Then, with just 10 seconds remaining, quarterback Travis Miles connected with receiver J. R. Hill for a 34-yard touchdown pass. " They were playing way off, so we knew we could maybe get some stuff on the sidelines and just try and move it down a little bit, or even some stuff up the middle because the clock stops on first down, so we could get up and spike, which we did a couple times, " Travis Miles said. TTie Bearcats tied the score when Travis Miles completed a pass to receiver Ryan George in the back of the end zone for the two-point conversion. Four gut-wrenching overtime periods ensued before defensive end Cole Sidwell stripped the ball from Carson-Newman ' s Antwon Oliver and red-shirt, free safety Ryan Miller came up with the ftimble. " Me and somebody else were fighting for it, and Carson-Newman ' s running back was fighting for it too, " Miller said. " It ended up being mine and my other teammate. I ' m not sure who it was, but I •continued After their 58-52 victory over Carson-Nev man College, the football players hold their NCAA Division II National Championship Trophy high. This was the Bearcats ' second- consecutive vi in against Carson-Newman in the national championships. Photo by Amy Roh At he moves down field, wide receiver Tony Miles rushes past the Carson-Newman College defenders This was the first game in NCAA Division II Championship history to go into four overtimes. Photo by Amy Roh Wide receivers Seneca Holmes. Ryan George and JR. Hill celebrate after scoring against Carson-Newman College. The Bearcats ' came back to win after a 30-14 fourth-quarter deficit. Photo by Amy Roh ' Oii l SEARCHING FOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM THREATENED AN IDENTITY BY TRYING OBSTACLES heard the ref come in there and say, ' It ' s dead, it ' s over, it ' s over, ' and I just took off running. " In the first playoff game. Northwest needed an overtime to beat the University of North Dakota, 20-13. Then, the Bearcats scored 24 fourth-quarter points to upset the University of Northern Colorado, 41-35. One week later, Northwest used another fourth-quarter comeback to beat Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 20-12, and qualify for the championship game in Florence, Ala. " We had all been there before, and every week we were just coming out and bangin ' because it ' s those type of games where you just batde, " defensive tackle Matt Voge said. " We played with a lot of hean and depended on each other to get the job done. " The clinching touchdown against Indiana came with just 1 :09 left in the game when running back Dave Jansen busted through a hole and looked to score. But the ball popped loose at the 8-yard line and rolled into the end zone. Receiver Scott Courter was a few steps behind and recovered the ball for a touchdown. " I ' d love to say it was a play we had been working on in practice, " Courter said. " I was just in the right place at the right time. I was blocking the safety, and I suddenly saw his eyes get real big, and I looked and saw the ball free in the end zone and knew I had to get to it, somehow, some way. " Throughout the season, Northwest used a balance-offensive attack. The team finished with 2,934 rushing yards and 2,994 passing yards. Jansen led the ground game, totaling 1,615 yards on 263 carries and 1 9 touchdowns. While Travis Miles answered to constant comparisons of former Northwest quarterback and current NFL quarterback Chris Greisen, he completed 55.3 percent of his passes and 22 touchdowns. Defensively, inside linebacker Brian Williams led the team with 1 09 tackles including 1 1 loss of yards and five sacks. In addition, cornerback Frank Taylor finished second in the MIAA with .6 interceptions per game. Receiver and All-America return man Tony Miles highlighted special teams. He ranked second in the country with an average of 21 .7 yards per punt return, including two touchdown returns. On kickoffs, he averaged 23.4 yards per return. The Bearcats kicked off their national championship defense as the No. 1 -ranked team in the nation and beat the Arkansas Tech University Wonder Boys, 31-14 Aug. 28. It was the team ' s first step toward establishing a new identity. " We wanted to be known as the 1999 team, " center Joe Glab said. " We wanted our own look and take care of business. There were a lot of guys that contributed last year, but didn ' t get to play all the time. We watched it, and now it was our turn to win it. " •continued ois As he raises his hands in celebration, quarterback Travis Miles runs the ball in for a touchdown against the University of Northern Colorado. The game against Northern Colorado was a tough battle for the Bearcats, who pulled through with a 4 1 -35 victory after Dave Purnell kicked a 47-yard Tield goal with 52 seconds left on the clock. Photo by Amy Roh Linebacker Grant Sutton and strong safety Marcel Smith attempt to tackle a University of Northern Colorado player This win advanced the Bearcats ' into the semifinal round of the NCAA Division II Playoffs against Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Photo by Amy Roh As the ball falls to the ground, tight end Steve Comer fights the University of Northern Colorado Bears.The Bearcats interrupted Northern Colorado ' s 30- 1 home field record by trampling them 41-35 in the playoff game. Photo by Amy Roh -oo2bi? Linebacker Joe Quinlin rushes the Southwest Baptist University offender in an attempt to tackle him. Northwest rolled up 550 yards of offense, including 387 yards rushing. Photo by Amy Roh As he pushes his way through Southwest Baptist University defenders, Tucker Woolsey rams his way down the field. The Bearcats shutout Southwest 52-0 and recorded their first shutout jince 1 984. Wioto by Amy Roh 4 1 JL- - SEARCHING FOR NATIONAL CMAMIMONSIIIl ' 11 AM IIIKI ATI Nil) AN IDENTITY BY TRYING OBSTACLES However, the Bearcats ran into trouble the following week as the University of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks snapped Northwests 16-game winning streak. The Mavericks trampled Northwest and gained 505 total yards on offense, while beating the Bearcats, 40-17. " Probably after the UNO game, not many of us thought we were going to be (in position to win a national championship), " Travis Miles said. " We had a little gut check at that game and realized maybe wc weren ' t as gpod as we thought we were at that point. We realized we were going to have to work that much harder and everybody was going to be shooting for us. We didn ' t blow teams out like we did last year, but we had to step up each week with teams shooting for us. " After the loss, the Bearcats took a week off and came back with a new attitude, beginning their conference schediJe with heated MIAA-rival Pittsbu rg State University Gorillas Sept. 18. At Pittsburg ' s Carnie Smith Stadium, Northwest came back from a l4-point halftime deficit and defeated the Gorillas 27-21, scning the tone for the remainder of the season. " It wasn ' t so much of a surprise because we felt as our team evolved that we had a very good offensive line. " Tjeeidsma said. " Ail three of those guys are three good backs that could really make things go in a running game. I was a litde bit surprised to have that much success against Pitt, because tradirionally in the past we had not been able to run the football nst them. " Danny White ' s season came to an early close when a foot injury he suffered against Pittsburg State would not heal. However, the running game continued to surge for Northwest. Sept. 25, in front of an estimated 7,750 Family Day crowd. Northwest racked up 387 rushing yards during a 52-0 blowout of Southwest Baptist University. This time, it was running back Ryan Hacketi who led the Bearcats with 2 1 7 yards rushing and two touchdowns. " Hackctt, man, he was imreal, " Travis Miles said. " We had Danny White hurt and you ' ve got to give credit to the line again. Hackctt ran the ball hard. He deserves it. He ' s been there every day at practice, and he finally got his day to shine. He showed everybody what he can do. " Gaining momentum on both sides of the ball, the Bearcats reclaimed the Hickory Stick for the fourth-consecutive season with a 42-32 viaory against Truman State University Oa. 2. " We knew we had Travis back there, and we needed to get him into the system, " offensive tackle Andy Erpclding said. " So we knew we had to run the ball a little mote. Last year, we had Greisen and he knew the system pr etty well. So we had to take the pressure ofFTravis and help him into the system a litde more. " Eventually, the time came for Northwest to face arch-rival Missouri Western State College. They circled us on our schedule, and we circled them on our schedule. " Erpelding said. " Even if •continued ' Oci lP Running back Dave Jansen moves the ball up the field while he dodges the Arkansas Tech University defenders. The defense broke a 9-year- old school record by holding the Wonder Boys to a total of negative one yard rushing. Photo by Amy Roh K. In the season opener against Arkansas Tech University, corner back Charlie Pugh falls over the Wonder Boy defender.The Bearcats started their road to the national championship with a 3 1 - 14 victory over Arkansas Tech. Photo by Amy Roh Wide receiver Tony Miles slips past the Southwest Baptist University defender on Northwest Family Day.The Bearcats shutout Southwest in front of an estimated 7,750 spectators. Photo by Amy Roh tfV II i I m II 1 iillrlir 11 IflMI M " iiT till c6s SEARCHING FOR NATIONAL CHAMIMONSHII ' TL M IHRbXTENtn ., AN IDENTITY A BY TRYING OBSTACLLS both of US hadn ' t won a game all year, it would still be a huge game. It ' s a half-hour away and there ' s just as many people from Maryville as there are from St. Joe. " Northwest used a big first half and had to hang on in the second half to defeat the Griffons, 38-34. The Bearcats cruised through their next three contests with a 52-13 Homecoming thumping of Missouri Southern State College, a 59-28 beating of Emporia State University and a 34-3 victory at the University of Missouri-Rolla. Tragedy struck the team after the Missouri-Rolla game when defensive end Phil Voge was in an automobile accident. Voge, who was the brother of defensive tackle Mart Voge, was thrown from his vehicle and suffered a severe head injury. He remained in a coma throughout the week and died one day before the team ' s final regular season game against Central Missouri State University Nov. 1 3. " We went through an awftil lot of emotion in a 24-hour period from the time he passed on Friday afternoon through the game Saturday afternoon, " Tjeerdsma said. " It was quite a roller coaster of emotion. I can ' t tell you how proud I was of our players. It wasn ' t easy on them, or any of us. We got some great leadership fixim some of our older players that helped us get through it. All of our players committed themselves to giving their best effort, and that ' s what they did. " With Phil ' s No. 57 painted in the center of the field. Northwest beat the Mules, 41-14, to continue its dominance of the MIAA and claim its fourth-consecutive conference championship. By the end of ' insas 1 the regular season. Northwest had extended its conference-winning streak to 27-consccutive games ersity dating back to the 1996 season. -•ittsburq S;.ii? Ufux ' ■ In addition, David Pumell put his name in the record books by kicking his 52nd consecutive iouthwest Baptist University -;:• rint-after-touchdown of the season. The kick broke the NCAA Division II record and he ended his season with 56 straight PATs. -lissouri W -1-34 Looking back at Northwest ' s season, there was litde doubt in anyone ' s mind of the adversity the f lssouri S team had to overcome on its way to another national championship. Emporia S ' , " I like to think we established a new identity, " linebacker Gree Bonnett said. " I like to think that Washburn " our identity is whenever there was fear involved or pressure of the game, we responded. That has kind University of been our identity all year. I ' m pretty happy with that. " Central Mis .: ,; • ' r rr Tjeerdsma said the things the players faced off the field made them stronger people. " Once VDU experience some adversity and overcome it, things become easier, " Tjeerdsma said. " The Jniversity of Nc " ' loss to Nebraska-Omaha earlier in the season, making up the deficit at Pittsburg Srate, playing ndiana Un i ' Missouri Western close, overcoming the deficit against North Dakota — you bank on all of those ; arson-Ne Overall thing;; and they help you down the road. -ooi 7 After the football team ' s victory over University of Northern Colorado, Neal Dunker interviews Coach Mel Tjeerdsma. In addition to giving postgame interviews, Dunker gave reports from the sidelines during the game. Photo by Amy Roh As the Bearcats finish their last regular season game against Central Missouri State University, Matt Gorder gives a play-by-play report of the action. After the Bearcats won the national championship last year, KXCV decided to expand coverage of the football games. Photo by Heather Epperly A pause in the action on the field gave John Coffey and Matt Gorder a chance to exchange commentary. The game coverage was carried on Northwest ' s KXCV-KRNW and Maryville ' s KNIM. Photo by Heather Epperly BROADCAST BEARCAT RADIO NETWORK GIVES A WIN NECESSARY EXPERIENC ;PERIENCE by Jammic Silvcy Not many students had the opportunity to work on a public radio station while attending college, but at Northwest there was an exception. The public radio station KXCV-KRNW out of Maryville and Chillicothe, Mo, was broadcast from the mass communications department. The station gave students various opportunities since 1971. In the fall of ' 99, KXCV-KRNW added a new aspect — the Bearcat Radio Network. The Bearcat Radio Network covered all of the men ' s basketball games, all of the football games and all of the women ' s basketball road-conference games. The programs were broadcast on KXCV-KRNW and KNIM, a commercial station out of Maryville. Along with these stations, the programs were transmitted on the Internet at Students worked on several aspects of the program, including a sideline reporter during football games and the production and board-operating positions. Student also conducted pregame interviews. Sharon Bonnett, KXCV-KRNW station manager, said the Bearcat Radio Network enhanced the station. " It ' s a nice addition to our student-training program that we have, which is an integral part of the station, " Bonnett said. Bearcat Radio Network took more work than many realized. Broadcasting students gained from the expanded exp eriences of the program. " I realize that there is a lot more work that goes into a project like a football game, " Kevin King said. " You arc recording every kind of play for playback later on. You ' re constantly doing commercial breaks, lime outs and that kind of stuff. It ' s a lot different from doing regular, radio broadcasting. " The complexity of the production was beneficial to students going into the job market. " I think it will show that I am able to do bigger projects like on radio, " King said. " It takes a lot of organizational planning to do it. When we do the game, I go in an hour to 45 minutes before the game to set up all of the tapes and all of the DAT recording equipment and all of our breaks on the computer. So it ' s quite a project and I think people out in the profession know how much it takes to do that kind of stuff. " Though the coverage of Northwest sporting events was the focus of the network, it was much more than just a sports show. " The purpose of the Bearcat Sports Network is to serve listeners and create a bond with alumni, " Bonnett said. Bearcat Radio Netwofk As Katy Adams tries to keep the ball from the University of Nebraska-Omaha player, she looks down the field for a pass. In their first season as a varsity team, the Bearcat SoccerTeam finished w th a record of 6-7- 1 . Photo by Amy Roh Against the University of Nebraska-Omaha infielder, Janel Wegehaupt kicks the ball down the field.Women ' s soccer started as a club team in ' 96 and was recognized as a varsity sport by the University in ' 99. Photo by Amy Roh USl im » 4 - . S i l.I " ' .n . r (■ ■ 1 ADDITIONAL FOUR WOMEN WITH DRIVE AND _ ATHLETICS a DETERMINATION BRING NEW SPORTS by Amy Zcpnick As a classic sport of speed and coordination, soccer graced the fields of Northwest in 19%. It was started by four women who were long-time athletes with a desire to play. " I ' ve been playing soccer since preschool up through high school, " Andrea Sacco said. " I missed it a lot here so four of us girls got an idea to have a club team. " After approving the idea through athletic director Dr. Jim Redd and the Board of Regents, other soccer enthusiasts jumped at the chance to play. " There was a sign posted by Jessica Courtney (the first club president), " Katherine Adams said. " I met with her and we talked about things that we wanted to happen with the soccer club. " They played as a club team for three years until ' 99 when they were finally recognized as a varsity team. Being an official University sport, the girls learned what it was like to get ready for competitive, collegiate athletics. " Before every game, the coach (Greg Roper) let us mentally prepare by ourselves, " Adams said. " Everyone is different. Some people sit quietly in the corner while others run around and get hyper. An hour before the game, we walk up to the field, run around the field twice and do drills focusing on what our positions are. " When preparing, the team also concentrated on its plan of attack. " During the week of the game, we find out how the other team plays and work on their plays just like the football team, " Sacco said. " We find out the other team ' s strong points and focus on them, too. " The first game the women played as a varsity team sparked exceptional emotions from those who started with the club. " We were very excited during our first game, " Sacco said. " Even President (Dean) Hubbard and all the people who made our team happen were out there watching what we did. And as we staned out, we were just four girls who wanted to play soccer in college. " Northwest soccer brought a new chance for women to compete. It started as a club and transformed into a varsity team. Other soccer-lovers were honored to participate. " I love being able to play soccer. " Adams said. " I like watching the team and the people grow along with it. It ' s knowing you ' re making an impact on the University, which is such a gcxxl feeling. " (M BUILDING MEN S AND WOMEN ' S CROSS COUNTRY TEAMS EXPERIENCE ENCOUNTER ENDURING PRACTICES by Jaclyn Mauck When older players rotated out and new players rotated in, the team ' s attitude, talent and experience changed. The men ' s and women ' s cross country teams were no exception. Their teams consisted of primarily freshmen and sophomores. They had lost most of their seniors and a number of their top runners to graduation, illness or injury. Both the men ' s coach, Richard Alsup, and the women ' s coach, Vicki Wooton, spent the season conditioning the underclassmen and building for the upcoming years. " When freshmen first come in, they don ' t know what to expect, " Wooton said. " It ' s a whole new level from high school. " Runners had to run farther and faster than before. In high school, races were between two and three miles long. In college, races w ere between three and six miles long. The coaches considered the lack of experience when they designed practices. Beginning in mid-August, the women did two-a-days. They ran five to eight miles, then ran another three miles and lifted weights. The men put in about 60 miles per week. Their runs were eight to 12 miles. They practiced racing, ran five or six miles at a racing pace and improved their speed by running shorter distances. " This is some of the toughest conditioning in any college sport, " Alsup said. Practices were enduring to train the new runners. The men ' s team lost four seniors to graduation. The women ' s team lost all but one senior, Rebecca Glassel. " I knew last year that I was going to be the only senior, " Glassel said. " I knew I had to show leadership and motivate the team and new freshmen. " Despite the lack of experience, the women ' s team placed fifth with seven out of nine runners - eno UNL Open reaching their personal best times. , invitatic I was very pleased, Wooton said. " I would have liked to finish higher, but when that many ont 4th pla go out and run their best race of the year there is nothing more you can do. I was disappointed .mpionship 6th pla with the team placement, but individual performances were outstanding. " Championship 5th pla Throughout the regular meets, the men beat 66 teams and only lost to eight. After regional. ijtate c their record was 8 1 -36. Despite the lack of depth and experience, the runners pulled together to finish strong. Individually and as a team, the young athletes persevered and came out on top. At the end of her race, Gina Gelatti has her I Ith place time recorded. Gelatti finished the Bearcat Classic with a time of 16:47, Photo by Amy Roh 1 ' Sports i A( the Bearcat Classic Jim Kealy leads a pack of runners. The mens team defeated Division I schools. University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Creighton University at the meet. Photo by Amy Roh The Northwest runners take off at the sound of the gun at the Bearcat Classic. The men placed first at the meet and 1 3th in regional at Missouri Southern State College. Photo by Amy Roh As the Truman State University players spike the ball, Megan Danek and Abby Sunderman jump for the block. The Bearcats finished the season with a record of 25- 1 I . Photo by Amy Roh The volleyball team celebrates after scoring a point against Truman State University. The team lost the match against Truman in three close games. Photo by Amy Roh 1 :)nts Pilts! O V-f VJ ' l i I . • MATURE IMPROVED SEASON ATTRIBUTED TO AGE by Kclsey Lowe It was a season of very few low points for the volleyball team. With many returning players, the women built on their previous experience to finish third place in the conference. " We got older, " Coach Sarah Pelster said. " It was basically the same people again, but it was another year of experience. Now we were not underclassmen as fi«hmen and sophomores. We were more sophomores and juniors and seniors. In the past we ' d always been playing kids that only had one or two years of experience. I think those kids finally had the playing experience and matured and really put it together. We just made fewer errors than in the past and had a lot more confidence. " The team finished 25-1 1 overall, and 10-6 in MIAA matches. " I think probably what was exciting for us was playing so well against Central Missouri State, " Pelster said. " When they were on our home court, it was an awesome game to play in and an awesome game to watch. " Another aspect of the CMSU game Pelster enjoyed was the increased number of spectators. She said the high attendance could be attributed to the heightened excitement of the games. There was great fan support, " Pelster said. " It v fantastic. The night we played Central Missouri State we had over 900 people here. There was an average of 300 to 400 people a night at our home matches. I think fans saw a very exciting style of volleyball this year, and they have the past couple of vears. The bcncr you get, the more fans you usually attraa, just like any sport. " In conference play, Northwest finished behind Truman State University and CMSU, a team that had been the only MIAA conference champion for 18 years. " We played really well and strong against all of our conference competition, " middle-hitter Jill Quast said. " Most of us have played together for two years and it was nice to be a force that worked together to finish third. " issouri Soutncrn Z- The team worked for excellence off the court as well, continuing a six-year tradition of maintaining lurg St, ) a 3.2 to 3.4 grade point average. Jill Quast, Lindsay Heck and Shelli Suda earned GTE Academic All- District honors, and eight players received Academic All-Conference honors. Despite not having the chance to move on to pxjst-season play, Quast said the support the team ■ ' " .vest B.:i;.;tis ' ' received was immeasurable. " We had a great season and the fan suppon was very much appreciated, " Quast said. " It brought up uman Stot ' - ■ ■.■■: ' . . „ the morale. If you lose a couple of points, the fans are still behind you. Emp Vo iierHiiP Throughout the football game, the Northwest Cheerleaders perform a variety of stunts. The squad traveled with the football and basketball teams to keep Northwest fans excited on the road. Photo by Amy Roh The Bearcat Steppers dance during halftime at the football game vs. Central Missouri State University. The Steppers also performed during women ' s and men ' s basketball games. Photo by Amy Roh Members of the Northwest Flags twist and turn their flags In sync. They had different routines, costumes and flags to use for their performances. Photo by Amy Roh ATHLETIC CHEERLEADERS, STEPPERS AND UPPO RT iA ORGUARD OFFER GUIDANCE by Sara Sitzman During a Saturday football game at Northwest, most people thought of the players and the score. Others saw beyond to the members of the flag corps, the chcx-rleading squad and the pom pon team. The p« ple who participated in these groups not only supponed the athletes, but entertained the crowd. The Bearcat Steppers had 10 members on their squad who danccxl during halftimc of the ftxnball and basketball games. The women made up their own dances and worked lor perftxtion. Four days a week, the Steppers exercised to keep in shape. ITicir praaice was divided into segments consisting ofi running, lifting weights and working on routines, which was what the women enjoyed most. " I love to dance and that ' s why most of us are here, " Stacy Masters said. Another all-female group was the Northwest Flags. They had 1 4 members who performed with the Bearcat Marching Band during the football halftime shows. They complimented the band with their colorful flags and added a visual for the audience. There was a lot of preparation for the guards ' performances. They started working together in August at a preseason camp. During the regular, season they worked for an hour before the regular band rehearsals cvciy day learning routines and, then practiced with the band for an additional hour learning drill. " To me, flags is a control thing where I can master the flag, " Captain Sheri Skeens said. " I like performing and feeding off of the crowd. " On the sidelines of the performances, 10 men and 14 women made up the cheeHeading squad. Together they motivated and supported the athletic teams at Nonhwest. They ptaaiced three hours five days a week. Wednesday nights the squad worked on new stunts. During the second trimester, they praaiced more to prepare for national competition. " Learning new stuflFis my favorite thing and just being in firont of the crowd, " I eAnne Osbourne said. As members of the squad, the students stayed aaive and kept in shape. They also traveled around the state, whkh was something Ben Sankey enjoyed. " Chccricading is not just smiling and jumping around; it is a lot of hard work, " Sankey said. " We don ' t gpt any of the glory of winning; we are just there to support. " The members of these auxiliary teams worked for perfixtion to entenain their audiences. Thmugh hard work, dedication and perseverance, they not only supported the athletes, but they were athletes themselves. kuxttia ALTERNATIVE BIKE ENTHUSIASTS WORK TOGETHER TRAVEL TO PRESERVE ENVIRONMEN KIII M)i by Todd Shawler Although bikes of all types were a common sight among students on the Northwest campus, the existence of a campus-sponsored bike club may not have readily come to mind. A club, however, did exist among a group of Northwest bike enthusiasts. Appropriately, the club was named the One Less Car Bike Club. Connected with the club ' s name. President Russell Eich said one of the club ' s goals was preserving the environment. Eich explained when the club went riding on trails around the area, respect for the environment was important. They tried to leave the trail in the same condition it was in when they came. Members would often pick up trash on the trails, in order to keep the paths in good condition. Eich said leaving skid marks on the trails was against the rules of the club. " If we don ' t take care of the trails, we won ' t have anywhere to ride, " Eich said. According to Eich, the club ' s members tried to find time to get out to the trails at least once a week, but sometimes things got too busy for that to happen. Members of the club did, however, get to take part in several races. Three of the members participated in a 10-mile race in Trenton, Mo., and Eich competed in a race in Weston, Mo. The club also donated time to help the less fortunate. Taking part in the benefit Bikes for Tikes, the club helped to provide bicycles for needy children. The club ' s favorite activity was bike frisbee. Eich said members of the club would get together Sundays and spend the afternoon playing a game of bike frisbee. Students walking near the Bell Tower may have witnessed the club members battling on their mountain and BMX bikes. " The whole point to the club is to have fun, " Eich said. For those who saw the club playing this altered game of two-wheeled frisbee, it was obvious the players enjoyed the contact and the competition among one another. The One Less Car Bike Club was a way for those with an interest in biking to get together and enjoy their hobby with other Northwest students. The club was open to anyone and continued to welcome new members interested in biking. s As he attempts to toss the Frisbee disc. Aaron Alderjon estimates the distance to his fellow biker. Alderson managed to master the skill of tossing a Frisbee disc and riding a bike at the same time. Photo bf Christine Ahrens On a crisp January afternoon, Russell Eich and Aaron Alderson ride their bikes on the lawn near the Bell Tower Bike Club members gathered together for winter recreation such as bike frisbee. Photo t y Christine Ahrens ALTERNATIVE Bl INTRAMURAL SPORTS OFFER VARIETY OF I ACTIVITIES ATHLETlCs UN A LESS-COMPETITIVE LE VEL by Melisa Clark In the field of sports, there were activities for students who did not or could not participate at the varsity level. For some athletes, intramural spons equaled no pressure, little practice and hours of fiin. Jamie Hazen, graduate assistant to the Recreation Center, acknowledged student ' s interest in intramural spons. " Intramural sports provide students with intercollegiate competition without all the stress and pressure of playing varsity, " Hazen said. In order to assist the growing population and student interest. Northwest offered 22 intramural activities. Other than typical sports such as football, basketball and volleyball, many students participated in less-common activities like pickleball, quickball and Battle of the Beef Kendell Vorthmann competed in the second Battle of the Beef Intramural Championship. " Battle of the Beef is just like tug-of-war, " Vorthmann said. " You can have up to 1,500 pounds. This year there were seven of us that tugged on the rope. It may not seem like a long competition, but it can really put a strain on your muscles. " While all the sports were open to both men and women, varsity soccer player Kathie Leach said co- ed intramural soccer should be offered. " It would be so much fun, " Leach said " If it were offered during the spring it would fit because the varsity soccer season is during the fall. Playing soccer with guys always makes it so much better. " Kyle Hansen, intramural chairman for the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, played the role of correspondent to the Recreation Center. Hansen was in charge of relaying times, posting schedules and organizing the next sport to be introduced to his fraternity. " Most of us had some sort of sports in our background, and by playing together it bonds a lo t of the guys together, " Hansen said. " It gets most of us back to doing what we did as kids and also makes friendships, " NXTiile many students played a sport in high school, others like Janel Wegehaupt used intramurals as an opportunity to practice during the ofF-season in preparation for the following year. " I didn ' t play basketball this year, and I wish I did because I love it, " Wegehaupt said. " So I play intramural ba.sketball because I am definitely going to tryout next year. " (Others played on a less-competitive level. Kari Cordie enjoyed the freedom that accompanied intramural flag football. • continued ' ' V ! - .Qs i After a tough battle with the rope. Alpha Sigma Alpha member Elizabeth Ferguson shakes her stinging hands. Battle of the Beef was a tug-of-war contest between sororities and fraternities. Photo by Chriitine Ahrem Intramural flag football player Brett McConnell fights his opponent Scott Bell as Adam Nelson runs to assist. Flag football was only one of 22 intramural sports offered. Photo by Heathtr Epperly IntraiTmraly At a 5-on-5 basketball game. Travis Mudloff looks for an open teammate. Students could participate in a variety of intramural sports including Softball, volleyball, tennis and bowling. Photo by Amy Roh Intramural basketball offers tough competition and athletics for students v ho do not play at the varsity level. Basketball v as one of larger competitions and started early in the spring trimester Photo by Amy Roh With great determination. Delta Chi Andy Armbruster forcefully grips the rope.The Battle of the Beef proved to be a test of strength and endurance for all participants. Photo by Christine Ahrens TY OF ATHLETICS ON " Well thmw the ball ;m und for a little while, " Cx)rdie said. " We dt)n ' t have a serious scrimmage or anything, but that ' s OK because I ' m involved in other activities and it dtKsn ' t take up as much time as playing varsity. " While many said intramurals were not as athletically challenging as varsity sports, Wegchaupt disagreed. Intramurals may not have been as time demanding, but they offered a challenge and gave students the opportunity to burn off a few calorics. " It ' s a great form of exercise. " Wegchaupt said. " It ' s one way that I try to burn off the freshman 1 5, but I ' ve also met a lot of cool people and we always have fun. " Because a lot of college was academic oriented, many students could not afford to give up an hour or two a week for games or practice. Amend Sealine enjoyed the time away from classes and studying that sports offered. " It ' s a great way to take a break, " Sealine said. " Since it ' s not incredibly time consuming, it fits right into my schedule. " It may seem that intramurals were a stress-free time, but occasionally tempers flared when students were grouped together in a competitive atmosphere. " Tlicre ' s always the chance that two people will get into a heated scuffle, " Hansen said. " But that can hapf en with any group of people. " Along with fighting came injury. Cordie remembered a time when flag football turned into more than a friendly game. " 1 was running a play when some girl hit me with the back of her hand. " Cordie said. " That (contact) gave me a black eye and even a minor concussion. " For some, intramurals were a great way to be involved and meet new people. Hansen said it was the perfect way to make new friends and adapt to college life. " My freshman year I didn ' t know anyone, " Hansen said. " And by playing at the Rec. Center, I met new people and they asked me to play on their team. I ' ve been playing since then. " Despite the attempt to offer a variety of intramurals, students still had ideas for additions. " I don ' t know how well intramural water fighting would go over, but I think paintball would be awesome, " Wegchaupt said. Chances were that paintball meetings would not be added, but Vorthmann said lacrosse would be an asset to the campus. " We played lacrosse in high school, and everyone liked it then so I ' m sure it would go over good here, " Vorthmann said. Combining fun and fitness, students were given the opportunity to meet new people and stay in shape. Intramural sports offered a variety of athletic activities for students from all levels of skill. 1 2 Intrarrmrals As he jumps, forwardTyrone Brown tries to avoid being stuffed by the Pittsburg State University defender.The Bearcats started the season 8-0. Photo b Am Roh Head Coach Steve Tappmeyer and Assistant Coach Chris Johnson cheer during the Mis- souri Western State College game. North- west won 85-79. Photo by Christine Ahrens Forward Floyd Farrow comes up short v en he tries to rebound the ball against Pittsburg State University. The Bearcats lost to Pittsburg State on the road, but beat them at home 8 1 -77. Photo by Amy Roh ?oi by Mark Hornickel After missing the NCAA post-season basketball tournament by seconds the year before, the men ' s basketball team said goodbye to many key players and questions surfaced about the Bearcats ' 1999-2000 season. What resulted was a surprising season filled with unselfish play, great leaders and key victories. " With the inexperience, the youth, the lack of depth, the lack of size - there was a lot of things that said, ' Hey look, there could be some real hang-ups with this team or some real problems, ' " Head C ' oach Steve Tappmeycr said. " I think the strength would be it was a group of guys that came in with a good work ethic and were unselfish, and those are two great things to have on a team-sport, especially in basketball. They ' ve made that their foundation and exceeded any type of expectations I think that anyone had for them. " The Bearcats finished their season with a record of 12-6 in the MIAA and 22-6 overall, and the team made its second-consecutive trip to the championship game in the MIAA post-season tournament. Nonhwcst began its season by picking up two wins in both the Ryland Milner Classic and the Hillyard Southwest Lxii;: • Classic. Then, the team set a scoring record Nov. 22, defeating Graceland College, 122-56. Emporia Stc; " We are happy to start out 6-0 because we are a good team that meshes well together, " guard Scott Pittsburg St.tro j; ;-.;:_ Flcmming said. " Being an unselfish team helps us get a lot of open shots and we are making them, giving us Central M;ssoi.(i S i-e L ' -:.f ' ■ ; - ■■ more confidence as the season matures. " Mrssoun WestPf " S ' .itc ■ ' .■ ■ The conference schedule began Jan. 3, with an 87-63 win over Southwest Baptist University, and the Truman Statf ' v 7 Bearcats were off to their best stan since the ' 83- ' 84 season. The winning streak snapped with a loss to Universib Emporia State University two nights later, WashtMjrr Like years past, the rivalry between Missouri Western State College and Northwest remained heated. TTie Missouri ' Griffons narrowly defeated Northwest, 77-75, Jan. 1 5, in St. Joseph, Mo., when forward Phil Simpson Southwe-: missed a final second three-point attempt. But Northwest took an 85-79 victory over the Griffons in front of Empona S a capacity-crowd at Bearcat Arena Feb. 12. Ptttsburg S-j ' ;.. ' J- .- One g me later, Bearcat Arena played host to another key rivalry with Truman State University and Central Mis- ' ).. ' iv mc Northwest facing off. The contest marked the first time in six games that forward Tyrone Brown failed to Missouri VVc-st ' - " S ' .i;-,- ' .Oiicoo 85 . " ' ■■ reach the 20-point mark, but he nailed a last second three-pointer to give Northwest a 63-62 victory. Truman S Beyond the wins and losses, Tappmeyer said the ' 99- ' 00 team will be remembered for the way they played. Universrty ' ' t . " If there ' s one word I was describing our team with, it would be unselfish. " Tappmeyer said. " I guess if Washburr U ' . there ' s a word to describe the season, it would just be team. I think that kind of ties it together. It ' s really a Missouri S • • - team sport and I think these guys have approached it that way. " MIAA 12-6 Men ' s Bask eJj ll CHANQE IN WOMEN ' S BASKETBALLTEAM by MarkHornickel They endured season-ending injuries and an 18-game losing streak, but players on the women ' s basketball team remained positive as the program entered a new era. " The positives were the players, " Head Coach Gene Steinmeyer said. " It was a difficult year in wins and loses. It was my first year at Northwest, and the players first year with me. We had a lot of circumstances that popped up that we didn ' t see popping up — mainly injuries. And through it all, the players were better than I could ever imagine them being. " Steinmeyer was named the team ' s head coach June 4, after Wayne Winstead retired following the 1998- 1999 season. Prior to his arrival, Steinmeyer earned a 360-141 record in 15 seasons at Doane College in Crete, Neb. Afi:er leading Doane to three NAIA Division II Final Four appearances, his goals remained the same for Northwest - to gain national recognition. The Bearcats began the season with a convincing 82-50 win over St. Mary ' s College in the Ryland Milner Tournament. Then Northwest staged a dramatic comeback to beat Benedictine College, 73-71. After a 93-92 victory over Briar Cliff Dec. 1 1 , Northwest had a 4-3 record heading into the holiday break. However, three players suffered season-ending anterior cruciate ligament injuries. In addition, forward Amy Coy was sidelined for the season with a broken foot and guard La Tisha Brown suffered a sprained ankle that ended her season. Guard Terra Bukovec was forced out with a muscle disorder. With little momentum, the Bearcats returned from the break and began the competitive MIAA schedule with a 102-63 loss to Southwest Baptist University Jan. 3. Unfortunately, for the team, it was only the beginning of a frustrating losing streak. Two days later, ninth-ranked Emporia State University took a 1 18-64 win on the Bearcats ' homecourt. By Jan. 31, the losing streak reached 1 1 games and the Bearcats prepared for the second half of the MIAA season. However, the Bearcats showed improvement. " There ' s just positives all the way down the line, " Steinmeyer said. " I mean the top six teams in the league; we had a lead on all six of them in the second half But different factors, mostly depth, is what kept us off the win column. " Despite finishing the season 0-18 in the conference and 4-22 overall, Steinmeyer said his first team at Northwest was one of his favorite teams to coach because of the class they showed. " Wc don ' t doubt that we will win, " Steinmeyer said. " It ' s just unfortunate that with a really classy bunch of players, we couldn ' t do it this season for them. As a coaching staff, we look to the future, but it makes me sad to think that there ' s six seniors — four that are participating, two that are out for the season — and those won ' t be a part of it because they ' re very classy people. " pt«ts Lat« In the game agatnst Misioun Western State College. Head Coach Gene Steinmcyer givei direction to hi» players. Before coming to Northweit. Steinmeyer wai head coach at Doane College in Crete. Neb Photo by Amy Roh Northwest and Truman State University players pile up as Northwest player TracJ Jermain fights to hang on to the ball. Although most of their games were close, the Bearcats ended the season with an 18-game losing-streak. Photo by Amy Roh Forward Denise Sump fights her Pittsburg State University opponent to get a basket. Season ending Injuries plagued the Bearcats early in the season. Photo by Amy Roh W( n omen s Basketh l PERSONAL INDIVIDUAL GOALS COME TOGETHER TO BRING ABOUT VICTO by Jason Tarwater The men ' s track team ended the season at the MIAA Championship in a way they did not imagine. They placed fourth in the conference after an impressive show. Sprinter Varick Dabney took first place in the 200-meter and the 400-meter dash. Dabney set a new University record in the 200 with a time of 21.31 seconds and qualified for nationals in both events. Distance runner Robby Lane took home two first place medals, winning the 5K and the lOK run. At the national meet in Emporia, Kan., the team took 22nd place, and three athletes were honored. Lane was named All-American in the lOK, Matt Abele received the honor in the long jump and Tucker Woolsey was named All-American in the shot put. The Bearcats also took first place in four different meets, including the Truman State Open and the Northwest Invitational. Head coach Richard Alsup said the team performed to its potential throughout the year, especially at the conference meet. Abele stood out in Alsup ' s mind as having a good season. " Abele had a very good year of jumping, " he said. " He was over 24 feet every time outdoors. He flirted with mid-25, but barely fouled each time. " In addition to Abele, two other members performed well, particularly at the conference meet where Alsup thought the team performed best. " Dabney winning the 200 and 400 was impressive, " Alsup said. " He wasn ' t ranked in either one of those events coming in, and he won with good times. Robby Lane doubled up with the lOK and the 5K, and they were both outstanding performances. " Alsup said the highlight of the season was the conference meet. " At the conference championships, the fact is we overachieved, " Alsup said. " The team ' s performance of scoring 142.5 points was tremendous. A couple of the teams below us fell on their faces, which helped the teams above us. " Even with the low place, Alsup was happy with where the team finished. UT PanAmerica Outdoor Invitatioal 90-40 " If you have a team that ' s ranked first or second in half the events, but don ' t finish there, , ■ ,„ t • 1 «n . Northv estOiUdoor Invitational First place you re disappointed, Alsup said. But when you re ranked third through fin:h and score better ;; ij;ge Fourth plac( than that, there ' s some satisfaction. It wasn ' t miracle stuff, we just ran very well. " , , , , , , ., , Hiyiiuiiiu vjuiuuui Invitational Second placs In the end, Alsup was pleased with the season. Arm thrusted back, Gas Johnson prepares launch the javelin acre the field. The team we on in the season to ta fourth place at the Ml Championships held Maryville. Photo by Sar Phipps I A Ml - . CS impionships Fourth plac " It was a really rewarding season, " Alsup said. " We accomplished quite a few things and -.,,,.,. .„, , , , r 1 ' V Indoor Championships Fourth plact nnished high in every meet. We brought a lot or people together. J He wwe 1 I ■■HBHB " «t " " ,..-JI Ul _ With his opponent gaining on him, Mact Johnson leaps over the barricade during the 3,000-meter steeplechase run and lands In the water jump. Northwest played host to 12 other teams and took first place overall in the Northwest Invitational. Photo t y Amy Roh Relay runner Varick Dabney passes the baton to his teammate Troy Chapman at the Northwest Invitational. Dabney won the 200-meter and 400-nneter dash at the conference meet. Photo bfAmy Roh Long jumper Ryan Miller leaps for his best distance. The men ' s track team finished the season fourth in the conference Photo by Soroh Phipps Men ' s t) EXPERIENCE (a« BUILDING by Jason Tarwater After winning the Triple Crown the previous two years, the women ' s outdoor track team had a disappointing season, ending with a sixth place title in the conference meet. Head coach Vicki Wooton said it was a difficult year after losing a talented group of seniors the previous season. " We were in a rebuilding process due to a large number of underclassmen, " Wooton said. " We lost 14 seniors from the year before. Plus, the season got awfully long between cross country, indoor and outdoor track season. " Despite the losses, the team focused on establishing a closeness between the athletes. " We really concentrated on building team unity instead of winning, " Jill Middleton said. " We ' d get together before meets for dinner and that really helped us. " Wooton said it was tough on the team trying to follow in the footsteps of previous years. " It ' s hard to come off a double-triple after you lose that many seniors, " she said. " It takes a long time to rebuild, and we only had two seniors. " There were several highlights to the season. Melissa Eighmy took second place at the MIAA conference meet in the 400-meter hurdles and provisionally qualified for the national meet. Ronda Cheers set a personal best at 220.44 in the 800-meter run at conference and had the best time of anyone on the team in the preliminary. Cheers and Jill Robinson both made it to the finals, but finished seventh and eighth, respectively. The team had two exceptional meets, Wooton said, the conference meet and a duel meet with Texas-Pan American University. " While running in Texas, we lost a meet by six points, but had some of our best performances at that meet, " Wooton said. " In conference, we peaked at the right time, which is when you need to have them. Another positive is that there were a lot of our points scored by freshmen and sophomores. " Two of those sophomores were Megan Carlson and Gina Gelatti, who both set personal bests in their events at conference. High jumper Jill Stanley was also a major contributor. " Jill consistently jumped well all season, " Wooton said. " She had kind of a rough year the year before where she ' d be good one meet and then have a rough next meet. But she was very consistent (in 1999). " iS Q, In the pot« vaulting event. Jodi Coles tries to reach over the pole at the Northwest Inviutional The Bearcat women placed Tifth in the meet v ile the men earned first place Photo b Amy Roh With a time of 10:32. Megan Carlson placed third in the 3.000 meter run. In the MIAA championship Carlson grabbed second place, missing first place by one second Photo by Amy Roh At the Northwest Inviutional. Diana Hughes gains speed as she competes in the long jump Hughes placed second in the long jump as well as the 1 00 nrteter dash. Photo by Airy Roh Wome n ' sTVi J With a fierce look of determination, Regan Dodd swings her racket toward the ball. Northwest ' s final record was 1 6- 6. Their season ended in the first round at the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Championship. Photo by Amy Roh In a fall match against Graceland College, Kornel Romada prepares for his serve. Northwest lost to Graceland 7-2. Photo by Amy Roh From behind the baseline, Julie Ervin returns the ball with a forceful swing, At the MIAA Championship Ervin defeated her Truman State University opponent and remained undefeated. Photo by Sarah Phipps y 1 iks TEAMS FACE MEN ' S AND WOMEN ' S TENNIS ENCOUNTER A TOUGH COMPETITION AND OVERCOME ODDS by Jason Tarwater and Laura Pearl Both tennis teams faced a season of highs and lows. Inexperience plagued the men ' s team, while the women ' s team fell under the morale-threatening strain of injury. Although the men ' s season was not as good as in the past, coach Mark Rosewell recognized the benefits. " We played a rough schedule, but I felt like they improved by the end of the season, which is what a coach looks for, " Rosewell said. As the players gained experience, Rosewell saw hope for future success in the men ' s team. Players Kornel Romada and Brett McConncU showcased their talents in singles play. Romada gained recognition as MIAA champion in No. 4 singles play and McConnell earned runner-up status in No. 5 singles. Rosewell said Reinhard Mosslingcr captured runner-up status in No. 3 singles, was key to the team. The team ' s determination surfaced when it finished only one point out of second place in the conference tournament, which capped off the rough season with inspiration for the upcoming year. Steve Nichols said there was a lot of youth on the men ' s team, but it had a good foundation to grow on. " This was a good learning year, " Nichols said. " There was some really good competition. We have a really tough conference. We had to learn to hold our own. We had to know tons of different ways of competing that I wasn ' t aware of at the time. But we got a lot better that way and it really helped us out. " s Scores The women ' s team fared better, ending the season by qualifying for regional play. However, an injury to a crucial player, Yasmin Osborn, made the season difficult. The MIAA conference meet began on a positive note, but Osbor n, set to defend her conference championships in singles and doubles, suffered a knee injury that forced her to stop at the semifinal round of doubles play. Osborn ' s injury took the team from a potential championship to a third-place finish. Kim Buchan, MIAA No. 2 singles champion, said the team played well, and just caught a bad break. " I think we had a successful season, " Buchan said. " We went to conference, did what we had to do, but :e.n b iciinis Sl ■. ' ■ ■ -• we just had an unfortunate occurrence. The injury set us back, but before that we were on our way. It was disappointing the way things turned out, but in my mind, we were the best team in the conference and this JpivorsiTy 0-9 (season) was a good way to end my career at Northwest. " Missouri Weste n State Cniiege 4-5 Putting the conference meet behind them, the women ' s team had the chance to battle it out in the oria State U ' Ti- ' o-sity 2 NCAA regional tournament in Oklahoma. This was the team ' s fifth straight appearance in the post-season play. Unfortunately, they returned home without the regional victory that would have taken them further. Although inexperience and injury deterred the men ' s and women ' s tennis teams, their determination and future hopes was sure to carry them on. Men ' s and Women ' sTe Catcher MattVleisides hooks a pop-up foul ball during a double-header against Southwest Baptist University. The Bearcats won the first game. 6-5, and the second, 7-6. These games were head coach Jim Johnson ' s last of the regular season play. Photo by Amy Roh In a game against Southwest Baptist University, second baseman Adam Bailey makes contact with the ball. Bailey hit a double and drove in two runs for the Bearcats ' win. Photo by Amy Roh 5?ts LOSS OF LHIS CAREER TO AN END WITH THE SEASON by Jason Tarwater The baseball season would most likely be remembered for what happened off the field, rather than what happened on the field. Aside from having a rough year, head coach Jim Johnson retired at the end of the season. Nonhwest finished eight games below .500, and placed eighth in the regular season conference. " It didn ' t always go our way, " Johnson said. " Some games were close and could have gone either way. " The season ended at the MIAA Championship Tournament by powerhouse Central Missouri Baseball Scorrbonrd _ State University. The CMSU Mules won the first game, 12-1, and ended the Bearcats ' season by trouncing them in the second game, 14-2. In the first game. Central jumped to an 8-1 lead after three innings. The Bearcats managed only ■ . ; . u-d. lb- 1 L seven hits throughout the game. In the second game the score was 4-2 after six innings. In the bottom of the seventh, seven Mules crossed the plate ending the Bearcats ' season. " The players were hard-working men, " Johnson said. " They didn ' t care who we were playing — they were dedicated. Johnson said " They were model student athletes, " Johnson said. " No matter what, if they lost they impacted on the community and what they did for each other. " The major news of the season came in late April when Johnson announced his retirement. Jl f ji Hi£i H|BI " Coach Johnson served good years at Northwest, however change is good for the team, " Cameron King said. Johnson coached the team for 17 seasons and was head coach for 22 years. His final record at Northwest was 371-333 and 459-404 overall. Johnson coached the team to seven MIAA North Division Championships, won the MIAA outright in Head coach Jim Johnson sends a reltef pitcher out onto the field in the Bearcats ' game against Lincoln University. Upon his retirement, his first two seasons and made three trips to the Johnson ' s coaching position was filled by Darin Loe. Photo by Voterie Mouman NCAA Division 11 Regional Tournament. ty 12-10 7-4 the players were not only devoted athletes, they were strong academically. Ba sS6lP SEASON WEATHER CONFLICT CAUSES_A SLOW START BUT TIJRN-- - - . ,- DOES NOT HINDER CONFERENCE ERAMPIONSHIP by Jason Tarwater The women ' s Softball team entered the conference tournament ranked seventh, but overcame odds to win the title. Losing five out of its first six games in regular season play, head coach Pam Knox said the slow start was due to rain-outs. " We weren ' t playing that bad at the beginning, " Knox said. " We were lacking game time from the three tournaments being canceled due to bad weather. It felt like we were playing catch-up all year. Most of our games were very close, but toward the end of the season we were ready to play to our capabilities. " The Bearcats started the tournament beating Emporia State University and Washburn University, then advanced to play Central Missouri State University in the winner ' s bracket. After knocking off Central 3-2, the Bearcats took on Truman State University. In the first game, Truman won 1-0 to set up the championship game on May 9. The Truman Bulldogs led most of the game. The Bearcats were down in the seventh, then scored three runs, sending the game into extra innings. In the top of the 10th, Melissa Angel drove Sara Moss in for the winning run. With a final score of 7-6, the Bearcats picked up their first conference championship since 1984. Knox said it was all due to the team playing well at the right time. " We were at a point in the season where we were ready to play, " Knox said. " We went in with the attitude that we had the opportunity to win this tournament. We were only one of a few p i 1 1 s b , teams that beat every team in the conference during the regular season. We just had to pick it up and play consistent. And then we had to get past Washburn, the No. 2 seed. " Michelle Ansley said the team surprised some people in the tournament. " We were all on top of our games, " Ansley said. " No one expected us to do anything, which was the best thing. We just went in and won the whole thing. " Ansley, the main pitcher, said the defense made her feel more comfortable on the mound. " We had really good defense, " Ansley said. " There were a lot less errors this year than there Truman Si were the year before. " Kendra Smith said the turnaround at the end was a team effort. " We finally learned we could hit, " Smith said. " One person started it, and it became a chain reaction. Everyone became confident, and it paid off. " mmi Bearcat pitcher Mich Ansley fiercely swings the ball. The Softball te finished the season abt .500 with an over record of 19-18. Photo Sarah Phipps i 2 Against Southwest Baptist University, right fielder Jill Quast advances to third base. In the double header, Northwest won the first game 4-2, but lost the second game S-4. Photo bf my Rah Utility player Sara Moss fires the ball to first baseman Nicole Strawn, throwing the runner out in another play. Moss smacked a double into left center sending Strawn home. Photo by Sarah Phipps Sow6l7 BILLIARDS AND DARTS ATTRACT fflXMIAINMENT by Todd Shawler Students looking for some nightly entertainment found the bar venue was the place for either a challenging game of pool or darts. At the bars in Maryville, this popularity was no exception. " I liked playing 8-ball at Molly ' s, " Brian Miller said. " It was always a more laid-back crowd there; and I also liked shooting pool against some of the good, local players. " Nearly all of the bars had pool tables available. Considering the businesses often became increasingly crowded as the nights wore on, these tables served their purpose. They allowed more people to play and also made additional profits for the establishments. Burny ' s, Lucky ' s, Molly ' s, The Pub and The World Famous Outback were all places to find a game of 8- ball, 9-ball or even straight pool. " I liked playing doubles pool at The Pub with my friends, " Jeff Hill said. " We ' d play people all night for free beer. " Despite the popularity of pool, darts was another option. Although comparatively less money was made on the dart machines than the pool tables, darts still maintained a strong interest among bar patrons at Burny ' s, Lucky ' s, Molly ' s, The World Famous Outback and The Pub. The game of darts had evolved from a piece of wood hanging on the wall to an electronic machine. This change could be the reason why students continued to show a renewed interest in the game. " I enjoy playing darts at the bar, " Dane Parrish said. " Darts are fian, because you don ' t necessarily have to be that good to play, and there are a bunch of different games to play on the machine. " For some, playing darts was a time where all the worries of work and school could be forgotten. Even the novice player went for a good time. " I ' ve never really understood the game of pool, so I just started playing darts when I went to the bar, " Megan Riley said. " I ' m not that good, but usually I can win a few games here and there. " Whether a student preferred pool or darts, the bars had a combination that fit almost everyone. Students took their chance at becoming a pool shark on the tables, or a master of the bull ' s eye on the boards. At The Pub. Brian Smith prepares to launch his dart during a friendly match against Matt Lowery and others friends. For some students, darts was a pasttlme to help forget about the worries of work and class. Photo bY my Roh 1 To help Jake Akehurst. Ryan Marriot points out a shot. Pool was a popular game at the bar so it was often difTicult to find a free ubie. Photo tyf Amy Roh At The World Famous Outback. Kurt Neetey alms for the 8-batl to win the game. Pool was an alternative for people who did not like to dance at the bar Photo by Amy Roh ' ♦« RICKENBRODE AFTER CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON ENDS by Naomey Wilford Bearcat fans were scheduled to sit in a new grandstand in the 2000 football season after completion of the Rickenbrode Stadium renovations. David Duvall, Northwest construction manager, said the project was expected to be finished in September or October of the 2000 season. Renovation started Dec. 7, after a year of preparation by the University and the athletics department. " I feel good about the project because there was much planning and interaction with Student Senate and students as the project was discussed, " Duvall said. " We ' re anticipating the project ' s completion. " The project ' s budget, approximated at $3 million, was financed by the University through an extended term of its bond debt. The project was designed to make the stadium safer by tearing out the bleachers on the east side and adding a new grandstand, which would replace the old benches. Duvall said the bleachers were expected to be metal like those on the west side. The stadium was intended to be more fan friendly, Matt Symonds, athletics business manager, said. A new entrance gate with a wrought-iron fence would allow safer traffic flow for the fans. They also planned to have a new ticket booth which would replace the portable ones. Seating capacity was estimated to increase from about 2,000 to 3,000, and the stadium was designed to be handicap accessible. A concession stand and men ' s and women ' s restrooms were to be built underneath the stadium as well. Duvall said it would be more convenient for the fans because they would not have to walk around the field to use the bathrooms. The stadium was built according to code regulations by Lawhon Construction of St. Joseph, Mo. " It ' s being built so players on the sides won ' t obstruct the view of people sitting in the stands, " Duvall said. The bathrooms and concessions were not expected to be finished by the time the next season started, but the seating would be completed. At the last home playoff game against Indiana University, football fans enter Rickenbrode Stadium between two portable ticket booths.After the stadium was complete. It was going to have a new wrought-iron fence that would help with traffic flow. Phovo by Amy Roh m Amidst a sea of mud and lumber, contractors work on construction at RKkenbrode Stadium Th« construction surted after the Bearcats won the NCAA Division I National Championship In Florence. Ala. Photo by ChritVnt Ahrens The general admissions bleachers in Rickenbrode Sudium are completely torn down to make room for new seating The new bleachers were going to be metal like the reserved seating Photo by Doug Hubble Rickcnhrcxie Stadium Renovatttifi DANCE REVIVAL OF 1930s GENRE INVADES CAMPUS by Amy Zepnick Some fads such as poodle skirts, tight-rolled jeans and hot pink socks had disappeared. Swing dancing, however, was a fad that came back and was growing. Swing dance originated in the 1930s, and was reborn in the ' 90s with the re-emergence of jazz and ska music. With its growing popularity, Northwest did not dodge the swing dancing craze. The Commodore was a group started by president Jared Watson who was an active member of the Christian Campus House. Watson wanted to start a swing group with his friends. " I believe the Lord put it in our hearts to start it, " Watson said. " We have the Shindigg dance, but if you don ' t like country music you wouldn ' t go. " While in Social Dance class one day, teacher Haley Hoss introduced the swing unit. Watson asked Hoss to be their faculty adviser for The Commodore. " Because it was a Christian-based group and for a moral cause, I agreed, " Hoss said. The Commodore, named for the ' 50s rock group, became an official organization in October. Dances took place every Wednesday from 9 p.m. until midnight in the Conference Center. Admission was $2, and lessons were taught every other week free of charge. Basic swing dance moves were introduced adding the Cha-Cha and the Hustle for variety. A learn and practice session took place 30 minutes before the dance started. " I thought it was fun, " Noah Homola said. " Now I kind of know how to swing dance when I thought I ' d never learn. " Since it was a new organization, people were concerned about whether the swing dancing would remain. " It gives people a chance to interact with the opposite sex in an appropriate manner, " Hoss said. " It ' s an alcohol-free environment where people can dance. " Growing in popularity, a solid group of 20 dancers attended every week. Word of mouth and increasing public interest made people return. " I am definitely going again, " Homola said. " I really enjoyed it. I love dancing, but I am not good at it. I want to keep applying my skills. " The Commodore dances offered students an environment where they interacted to the rhythm of big band music. With its popularity at Northwest, swing dancing was a fad worth repeating. In Marttndala Gym, people dance a( the Connmodore ' s weekly meetlnf. A variety of music was heard at these dances including swing, country and disco. Photo by Amy Roh During The Commodore ' s meeting. President jared Watson demonstrates a difficult swing dance maneuver. At the beginning of the meeting, Watson went through each move step by step. Photo by Am Roh As they learn to swing dance, Jeremy Barlow and Amanda Shaffer start slow then pick up the pace. As the night went on virtually everyone ' s dancing abilities improved. Photo by Amy Roh )ipanizatio Behind the names of Northwest organizations were the faces of students who dedicated their time to meeting goals, fighting causes and helping people. The One Less Car Bike Club encouraged students to ride bicycles, rather than drive cars, to curb air pollution caused by motorized vehicles. The 102 River Wildlife Club also helped preserve the environment by cleaning our ditches and creeks. Gay And Lesbian Tolerance At Northwest changed its name to Common Ground to include those of us who supported the gay community. Rape Is Going to Have To Stop expanded its program into Rape Aggression Defense Training so students could protect themselves against sexual assault. Some organizations focused on helping those in need. The International Reading Association opened children ' s eyes to a world of literature, while individuals from Campus Crusade for Christ performed mission work during their summer vacations. A strong suit of Northwest ' s organizations was the diversity of interests represented. This was enhanced even more by the implementation of new organizations such as Model United Nations. This group allowed students to sample real-world politics while debating world issues. The evolution many organizations performed, from names to causes, defined us as an institution growing with the times. ■OrgSnizati ganizations - The women of Sigma Sigma Sigma and other sororities and fraternities walk in silence during the Spealc Out for Stephanie Walk. Photo by Amy Roh ' As part of Greek Week. Brandi Hughes performs the dance Alpha Kappa Alpha Creek Sing held in the Charles Johnson Theater due to bad weather during the week. Photo by Amy Roh • Before the judging of their house decoration. International Student Organization puts the finishing touches on " Bobby ' s Caribbean Christmas. Photo by Amy Roh Hudson Hall residents gather outside the hall for a barbecue at the beginning of the HU trimester. Photo by Heather Epp rty Organizations Divisi n sororitajrushmarks coiitiiHiation0|iamily|0£|2|Q|0g 10 by Janelle McMullen The beginning of the fall trimester brought hundreds of women from all walks of life together. It was a time of unity, friendship and change. For many, deciding to become a part of the Greek community was a personal choice. For others, it was a continuation of a family legacy. Jackie Acosta rushed because her sister was Greek when she was a student at Northwest. Meredith VanWaggoner had a similar reason. " My mom was an Alpha Sigma Alpha and she always talked about it, " VanWaggoner said. " Ever since I was litde I wanted to rush. " The decision to become Greek was difficult for Acosta. Before the week of parties began, she turned to her sister for advice. " She told me to go in open-minded, " Acosta said. " It ' s so hard to make a decision by the end of the week. All the girls are so nice and each one was different. " For Acosta and VanWaggoner, having family members that were Greek added extra pressure. " I would have felt bad, " VanWaggoner said. " My mom didn ' t really pressure me, but it was unspoken. I knew who she wanted me to join. " Acosta talked to her sister every night after the parties. She needed someone who could help her decide which sorority would be best for her. " After the preference parties I knew that I would make the right decision, " Acosta said. The week finally came to an end with Bid Day. There was a mixture of excitement and emotions as the women convened at the Conference Center to meet their new sisters. " I heard about Bid Day since the first day I went t hrough rush, " Acosta said. " My Rho Chi handed us our bids, and then five of us from my Rho Chi group went out holding hands, walking to the girls that were wearing the red shirts. I was so excited. I felt like a sister. " VanWaggoner •continued The Phi Mus welcome their new members on Bid Day. Rushees found which sorority they were selected to b going inside the Conference Center for their bids then going outside to greet their new sisters. Photo by Amy Ro DrKOTiizati lon.s Alpha Gamma Rho Actives •Raised money for American Cancer Society Hel(H-il liabitai tor Humanity •DartiKlill Days I i.ini R.W IHunc Icwcll. )mtm W ' ulff. liMin l iKC. Bill Knilc ind fix Hill Riiw J Ctrni Hmdrf-m. I jvhU .irlHin. Amh in Vhrnncl. loni hcnnci. |i»h Sinn. Shjwn MJln iiij Kevin Mrlihrl Rim : Uxm loUml. Hciih tjitlMin. Mjik l ' uinr , lliil I Uypiilc, jiuin Dinimiii. Alri Bcjuv. Krmlcll iiiihnunn jn l Ivkr Kapp Riiw •« a o- Vhwirtci. Kjndv VX ' uHikci. I jn Htuknun. Hen Ihihinun. liiMin Si.itrt. |u«lin IKilUrd. It4»i» Smith jnd Birll fuiinw Hm.1 Rirw RkIi Ilionut. Ivlrf Willunu, IihU Hnnt. jiMin l rnt. Kytr Hjnicn, Kulutd HUtklmin, Htrii VXrllhjutrn tni I uuin Ivui. Alpha Gamma Rho New Members •Participated in Adopt-a-Highway •Nodaway County Food Pantry donations •Hosted 4-H basketball tournament I rnni Row: Rylc Smith. Njihjn Rmina .k. Mjtt KoUnd jnd C.ijicti Rickhuf. fUm 2. Jaton Ciregofy. .Slikc lOmindij jnd Dinicl Kcllcy Riw .»: Danny O ' lVII. Tom (jmpbrll. Scoii Winklcf ukI Brytc ndro» Bjik Row: Anihonv Nislo ind Cialc C)c»th. Alpha Kappa Lambda Actives •Hosted Easter-egg hunt with Delta Zeta for head stan kids Front Row; Jeff Tjvlor. Mike Mohrhjuser and Brian Froelker and Ryan (Kxldaid. Row 2: Chrii Pate. Ryan Clray. Chris Zaner. Trevor Mover. Kaan O demir and Kevin Sinf leion Row 3: Jason Riddct. Jeff Tempel. F.ric Zinnen. Jason Pbllan. Matthew I moss. Ben C;affman and Brian Speer, Row 4; Chad ( " urphy. Man Amutrong. Mark Jurado. Jonathan Brancato. Brad X ' hitfoid and Adam Burke Back Row: Kit Ketiemun. Chris Banks and Sean Sanchez. Alpha Kappa Lambda New Members •Sponsored a car bash for cystic fibrosis •Helped elderly with yardwork and snow removal Front Row: .Miti.h Burns. Man Ijlly and Joe Falk. Row 2: Dan llse. Mdik F rcanli. Scon Jones and Cjiig FJalley. Back Row; Jay Cronick. Chris Harris and Aaron rbllan. Alpha Sigma Alpha Actives •Volunteered at Special Olympics, S. June Smith Center, St. Gregory ' s Preschool and Maryville Rehabilitation Center Front Row; Tract Thierolf. Kelly Nourse. Natalie Harhin. Amanda Plummet and Shannon TeWtenkamp. Row 2: Shannon Knienm. Amanda Kratl. lennv Fahltlrom. lenniler Rule. Sarah Hambretht. fe)can Johnson. Brooke Hansen and NkoW Frets Row 3: Fmilv Erhard. AnjjK lolle. Shauna OJIins. Dawn I amansky. Amv Jesse. Amv Millet. Audra Rilev. I ianna ( ooke. Stephanie Macko. Statie Trout. KalK Nmith and Andy Hendns. Row •»: Sarah Smith. lane (lark. Sarah We. Reliecca Xallet. Jill Cma. lenni Sounc. Ketty lankeslev. Melissa C le and jra (xwum Row S i.i c Reynolds, lindsav Jilka. Sara HaiKock. Jswin Shaw. Julie Slukenholt . Jerosa BosTiton. I s-ntcv Rohinion. |amie Beach, bndsav ' 4 ' ond. Susae Zimmetman and Karen Hj gcn Back Row: Shanna Prmrct . Julie ( «k . Flcaihet Mc aiHun. I ui Hall. KatK ITirelkeld. fjAi Baket. lau Hraoet. Mdau laiUmann. Amanda Walker. F«a Moo)ara 4nd Ctiru Havrv Sorority .7 Rushee - woman going through Rush Rusher - active member of sorority interviewing the rushee Rho Chi - Rush counselor who acts Uke a mom to the rushee. They carry breathe mints and brushes to each of the parties. Panhellenic Council - governing body of sororities Legacy - women who had a relative in the sorority Party - During formal Rush rushees attended parties. This was a chance for the rushee and rusher to get to know each other and see if they were compatible and interested in the organization. Preference party - last night of formal rush; the rushee only attended one or two parties Bid - a form of notification the sorority wants the rushee to join Bid Day - invitations are given to the rushee asking them to join Mom Dot - a new member who was paired with an active member sorority m S ll marks coiitinuationQpamily|Ar|9r JAC also had a memorable Bid Day. " I was the first girl to go inside the Conference Center, " Van Waggoner said. " My Rho Chi handed me my bid and I opened it. I was the first one to know which sorority I was going to join and I just wanted to run outside to the girls. " After the pictures, Van Waggoner called her mom who was not surprised by her daughter ' s decision. " My mom was so excited for me, " Van Waggoner said. " I talked to her aft:er every party I went to. She knew that I would become an Alpha. " Both Van Waggoner and Acosta joined Alpha Sigma Alpha and continued a family legacy. From sisters to mothers, sororities withstood the bonds of unity and continued a life-long tradition. After greeting her new sister. Emilie Martin cannot hold back her emotion. Sorority Rush consisted of parties where rushees got to know the members of each sorority. Photo byAiriY Roh As Jennifer Morrison exits the Conference Center she is hugged by her new sisters. As soon as new members greeted their sisters they were given a sorority T-shirt. Photo by Heather Epperly 7 •Of OTiizi izations Alpha Sigma Alpha New Members •Stressed program involvement with five targets: heath, education, economics, arts and family ! rt nt Rtm I mduy PrcniKc. Ir ann Vhcnck. Sara Vanmcicf. Kh jbcth hrrgtuon and Jenny Adamt. Ritw 1: Kyle Scwrll. Rama Cluriit. rimmrry t-ranwrn. Julir Ki uti. Katir Sirruigr. tn a Solam . fara B«Hlcnhauicn and Miihcllc Honrn. Kinw .V Stacic VKI ju lin, Kaiir Shook. NkoU- Kkc, dinny |-ran4.i«. Icnnitcr Mornum. Km Kcmmcrcr and Aliiha Kalar Rinv 4: I jura ( hambcHain. [ i tiic Iraiih. (!ryual Mi»orc. Sarah (!aldwcll. Jamie Rrit . ( jndue Allen. Kaihy Hundley tnd Adnenne Allinder Haik Row Sarah I aBarr. Mrtanie Sird«(.hlag, Jcksi Borf;meyer, 1 i a Hutterfield, Holly hi%enloi. Meredith ' anWa);gor)cr and Kruiy ArktcUl. Delta Chi Actives •Helped with Oxfam International and Habitat for Humanity •Neighborhood Rake for I4th annual Fall Fail Ironi Rtw:: Josh Shirltls, Niik Newberry, Joel Dukes. (Ijrry Mjyhcw ind Ryan Koom Row 2: Jeff Bjiley. Njthan Weipen, Kyle Jason Wjidman. Andy ( »well. Alan Hargrcavcs. ( ' had C »ry and lason Rea. Row 3: Kric Hopp. Josh Hood. Breti Wiklund. Josh Hake, jthary Cltay Shannon Hendrix and Jeff Bradley. Row 4: Joshua ( ollingwcxid. Krit Roberts. Andy Armbruster. .Maihew Stephenson. Havid Douglass. Kyle Duer. Bradford Ferbei and Nick Schnetk. Back Row: Jonathan .Mci ' ubbin. I ' hrisiopher Mashburn. Carry Andsley. David Thompson, Andy Alloway, James Venn, George Booth, Ryan George. Jason Taylor and Ben Bruggenunn. Delta Chi New Members •Helped with Maryville Boy Scouts of America •Participated intramurals sports and highway cleanup •Participated in Homecoming Front Row: Brian Young. Michael Petit. Anthony Vitale. John Mclaughlin. Mark Maasen and F.n Hixiges . Row 2: Matthew Smith. Matthew Rose. Bobby Ordwell. Aaron liobson. David JCTiitacre. C!harles Skelton and Josh C ' Jiavez, Row 3: FJdie KauiiJty. Joe FJwattls. Matthew Bower, l tstin Danncr. StevTn Blumer. Jordan Clark. Back Row: Brett Shepard. Ryan Neidhard. Brandon Smith. Joseph Coi. Paul Ijcaia and Derek Frickc. Delta Sigma Phi •Hosted Softball tournament for Camp Quality •Participated in homeless sleepout for United Way, •Hosted free-throw contest for March of Dimes •Volunteered with troop of Boy Scouts of America •Sponsored dance for handicap with Phi Mu ■ ront Row: Josh Johnson. Bryan Sevenn. Dave Ru icka. Mike Robertson and Tony Arreguin. Row 2: Kk Ijnon. Ryan Moore. JR. i ' jxk. Jon KnK el. Jason Cjllies and Bruce Dunlap Rjiw 3: Andy " X ' llson. Bill McFJheny. Spurgeon Williams. Matt Miller. John Boslard. Ryan Rehdet and Robert Fuller Back Row: Tonv Jaccoman. Stesrn Andrews. F)ustin ( »lvin. Brun Rjynor. Brett IVnnev, Matt Miller and Brun Meinu. I 1 Sorority Rufeh O Delta Zeta Actives •Safe-on-my-own Program for local schools •Closet clean-out benefitting women ' s shelter Front Row: Hilary Smich, Rita DelSignore. Alicia Johnson, and Erin Avery. Row 2: Mandy Peterson, Virginia Edwards. Beth Buckley, Christina Norman, Kristin Cummings. Jodi Hurley, Kim Gilbert. Joy VC ' arren and Christina Shell. Row 3: Janellc McMullen. Ann Brady. Christina Collings, Beverly Akin. Stephaine Baker, Suzanne Guthrie. Shelley Caniglia and Barbara Seymour. Row 4: Jill Kbmeier. Amanda Fox, Jamie Borsh. Nicole Nulph, Cindy Roberts. Emily Vaughn, Kelly Gerot and Kelly Kettinger. Back Row: Julie Ircadman, Stephaine Bolton, Carrie Vestecka, Jennifer Heermann, Julie Pole, Meghan Dunning, Nicole Andersen and Debra Kraft. Delta Zeta New Members •Annual Big Man on Campus •Gallaudet University and the Speech and Hearing Impaired •Men of Northwest Calendar Front Row; Amy Stieren, Kerri Ross, Andrea Johnson and Melynda Reeter. Row 2: Amy Kephart, Bonnie McCloskey, Katie Belton, Katie Withee. Ashley Young and Mclanie Rook. Row 3: Carmen Montez, Christie Miller, Tiffany Mathews, JenniferTrivitt. Becky Adams, Adrianne Kamp and Caroline Gross. Back Row: Stephaine Read, Kelli Rowlands, Crystal McArdle, Katie Trask, Jessica Hajek and Jennifer Spreckelmcyer. Kappa Sigma •Hosted Dream Girl Competition to support American Cancer Society •Relay-4-Life sponsored and cow chip bingo raffle •Can food drive during Halloween for Thanksgiving Front Row: Todd Hundey, Kyle Niemann, Craig Piburn, Matt Nosal and John Williams. Row 2: jarrod Smith, James Pate, Ripton Green, Matt McCleish, Gregory Smith and Ben Sumrall. Row 3: Adam Kralik, Adam C ooper, Jake Gerrietts, Caleb Pearson and Ncal Aiken. Back Row: Travis Jaques, Chad McGraw, Brian Major, Ben Krupa, Kenneth Garner and Todd Kenney. Phi Mu Executive Staff •sponsored Rocking-A-Thon Front Row; Audra Brackcy, Alisha Hyatt and Kari Hogya. Row 2:Karen Barmann, Michelle Fish, Whitney Terrell, Stacy Sanchelli. Row 3: Stacy Masters, Krissy Wooten and Shannon Flinn. Back Row: I urie Zimmerman, Heather Bross, Jcanna Waterman and Michelle Hirl. n -;.o Phi Mu Actives •Sponsored 3-on-3 basketball tournament Front Rcw: Nicholle Hanlcy. Brianne King, Brylic Burch, Marianne Miller, Missy Biiier, Stcph Burkett arwl Bridget Little. Row 2: Mandi Schulics. Katie Wear, Kclli RatlifT. Laura Moore, Rachel Wand, Kendra Dunlap, Brianne (tiles. (Courtney King. Mandy Bcngc. Jill ( " aniu and With VcU . Row 3: Kristin Farley, jcwic Kochn. Stacy ( umming.i., Lindsay Mills. Sarah Secba, Megan Foster. Julie Stanton, Sarah Siudtiv, l e lie (!rane and Jenny Harris. Ktrw 4: (Crystal Beckham. F.rica Oiner, Amy Lunnon, Folly P;irw n%. Tiffany Frokcy. ( rric (Corner. Hilary Morris, Iracy Sit»ehr and l.indy lomlinson. Back R fw: Rachel Miller, Jill Middleton. Nichole Blanchard. Ricti Miller. Mindy Fownscnd, Julie Sajcvic, Stcphani Schmidt. Jamie Zerr. Sarah I ' hurston and Tiffany ( ircgg. nizations fiatemifyhOITIGSlrarisfoilll ragstoriches oy Jadyn Maude In the spring of 1999. construction began and by the following August the lau Kappa Epsilon and Sigma Phi Epsilon houses were built. For M TKEs and 28 Sig Eps, these structures were now home. For members of both fraternities, the houses were a necessity rather than a desire. The previous Sig Ep house was originally a residential home that was modified in ' 81 to house 20 people. The house had deteriorated so much only five men actually lived there. It was declared unsafe and condemned by the city in ' 97. TheTKE house experienced a fire in ' 96 after they installed several rooms in the attic. However, the attic was not heated and a small space heater, which was the source of heat started the fire. After the fire, Larry Apple, TKE alumni board president, was discussing the fraternity ' s predicament to a close friend. His friend offered to sell Apple a highly coveted two-acre piece of land on the corner of Ninth and Walnut to build a new house. Three weeks before the TKE house opened Aug. 2 1 , the Sig Ep house was completed Aug. 1. During the first few months of construction, rain had been a problem. " We dug the basement, " Heath Burch, Sig Ep president, said. " For the first month, we had a hole in the ground. " The Sig Ep house had 1 bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs, and a kitchen, televisionroom, study room and chapter room downstairs. The TKE house had 1 6 bedrooms, a recreation room, a kitchen and a chapter room. One of its most distinguished features was a mosaic tiling of the TKE shield in the foyer. Both houses still needed to furnish some of the common rooms. The furniture could easily cost between SIO.OOO and $15,000. " We have the necessities done; now we ' re working on the luxuries, " Burch said. Both fraternities were in the process of completing finishing touches. They were working on landscaping, seeding and the paving parking lots. The TKEs planned on a constructing a 20 feet high by 60 feet long building that would be used to construct floats, storage and parties. Thousands of dollars and hours were invested into the houses to complete them. Overall, the completion of the new homes made ideal living quarters for both the Sig Eps and the TKEs. In their new housc.TKE member Brett Babtnt keeps a fire alive in the fireplace. In addition to their new house they plan to build a stnKture for floats and parties. iboto bf Htother Eppertey Fraternity hZ Phi Mu New Members •Supported the Project Hope •Supported the Children ' s Miracle Network with a 3-on-3 basketball tournament •Sponsored annual Rock-A-Thon Front Row: Angela Padilla, Missy Panis, Amy Elmore, Shannon Taylor and Kathryn Willmlng. Row 2: April Klein, Dawn Thelen. Steffanie Adams, Miranda Ncblock, Jill Jackson. Heather Berry, Emily Short, Jennifer Keller and Kailey Gordon. Row 3: Clara Busenbark, Tonya Henry, Sara Whittington, Shelby Schultes. Jill Dauner, Kim l mbert) ' and Nichole Gottsch. Row 4: Natalie Dredge, Jessi Jacobs, Mary Harriott, Sarah Masters. Sara Lunnon, Jacklyn DeVos, Sarah Ziemer and Rachel Schwan. Back Row: Stephaine Simmons. Alison Adkins, Michelle Wiesner, Stephanie Sorensen, EmiHe Manin, Sara Wolff, Aiton Stark and Sarah Zimmerman. Phi Sigma Kappa Actives •Emphasized academics, intramural sports and leadership •Involved with Special Olympics, Highway cleanup and Greek Week Front Row; Casey Beane, Josh Mason, Tyson Paape, Clint Boon, Joel Schoonveld, David Stark and Doug Russell. Row 2: Tojo Dykstra, Casey McConkcy. Nathan Leopard, Kent Ruehter, Jeremy Veraguth, Josh Simmons and Todd Morrison. Row 3: Justin Engelhardt, Tim Childers, Alex Berry, Josh Cooper, Robcn Laflin, Jon Canavan, Phillip Koch and Bradley Siterman. Back Row: Lxin Nuss, Brook Linderman, Jason Seeman, Zachary Schiller, Yasene Almuttar, T.J. Bernard, Matt Huster, Shon O ' Kelley and Aaron Hunerdossc. Phi Sigma Kappa New Members •Stressed brotherhood, scholarship and character •Participated in intramural sports Front Row: Calder Young, Mark Schuster, Ryan Fletcher, Dave Hunt, Nate Bauer, Ryan Sample and Logan Lightfoot. Row 2: Jonathan Vaccaro, Anthony Dubolino, Bradley Moeller, Adam Eimer, Bryan McGaugh, Jay Floward, Mark Garvey and Weston Sharp. Back Row: Adam Painter, Nathan Schmidt, Mike Dustman, Andrew Roth, Shawn Ades, Brent Castillo and Ben Brush. Sigma Alpha •Sorority for women interested in agriculture •Participated in Adopt-a-Highway Program, helped with activities with Parkdale Manor and assisted in the semiannual Future Farmers of America contest •Raised money for the American Cancer Society Front Row: Rhonda Rushion. Miranda Nagcl, F in Obermcyer, Jennifer Johannaber and Catherine Pardun. Row 2: Heather I.ashell, Angela I.ampton, Jamie Haidsiak, F ' rika Hutson, Jeannie Fctrow. Chriisy ( uminale. Family Rippc and Ainiec Holt .. Row .5: Katie Jacobs. Tcrri Kurrelmeycr, (Carrie Sullivan. I jurcn McNabb, Mendy Wilson, Kyla Kaetzcl and Krista Broylcs. Row 4: Joanna Bayer, Beth Schimming, Michelle Miller, Beth I.amkcn, Valerie C ooper, I jura Roticrman and Mandy Jensen. Back Row: Jennifer Clemens, Ixtti Fordycc, Runetta Waddcll, Jackie Juhl, Amy Smith and F ica Cilmorc. " Qr an izations thebOndSpferotherhood nelcpastv ith by Sara Sitzman There were many different Greek organizations at Northwest. Each group had different purposes and activities. Three of these of these organizations were designed especially for those who shared the common interest of music: Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Kappa Kappa Psi and Sigma Alpha Iota. Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia was a professional music fraternity had approximately 50 men who were united through their interest in music. " The best thing is the bond we have with each other, " Chris Schobe said. " It ' s a real brotherhood. " The group sang at the Speak Out for Stephanie Walk each year. They also performed the national anthem at basketball games. Around Christmas time they sang at local retirement homes. Also, as a tribute to great American composers, they helped sponsor the annual Man of Music concert where people performed the works of chosen composers. Another Greek organization dedicated to music was Kappa Kappa Psi. This coed group was a national honor fraternity for college bands. Northwest ' s chapter had 46 active members who promoted the college bands with service, support and recognition. During home football games Kappa Kappa Psi provided refreshments for the band after their halftime performance. They also set up the yard markers for the Bearcat Marching Band ' s daily practices. As part of their community service, the group cleaned a two -mile stretch of highway north of Maryville. " As a member it gives me an opportunity to give back to a great organization and I ' ve had a lot of fun, " John Bowen said. The third Greek organization dedicated to music was Sigma Alpha Iota. According to their president Camilla Geuy, Sigma Alpha Iota was an international music fraternity for women. It was designed to foster interest in music and to promote social contact among people sharing an interest in music. " I love the sisterhood and it ' s a wonderful experience being able to share music, " Geuy said. Sigma Alpha Iota participated in Homecoming activities and the Variety Show. The members ushered at all the recitals for the music department. They also participated in trash cleanup along two miles of highway. These Greek organizations gave their services throughout the year. The members not only shared a common interest in music, but built a bond that would last their entire lives. Ata Kappa Kappa Pii rush function.Jim Be«ren b and ManTapp plajr a gunt of water basketball. Members o( Kappa were required to attended a certain number of events each trimester. Photo bfAmyRoh Academic Gree is givingtimetohelp others|,ui|dSChfdlk er Greek organizations played a large role in campus life, providing students with unique social and organizational opportunities. Fraternities and sororities took this involvement a step further through community service and philanthropy work, helping both Maryville and the world beyond. Each fraternity or sorority dedicated time and effort to groups, organizations or other needy causes they believed could benefit from a helping hand. Although many of the Greeks put their focus on one main cause, some took on a number of charities, getting their organizations even more involved with outside affairs. Megan Johnson, Alpha Sigma Alpha president, enjoyed the opportunities for off-campus interaction that volunteer work opened up. " I think it is wonderful to get people out working with the community, " Johnson said. " Too many times we (students) seclude ourselves on campus. It ' s good for students to get out in the community, interacting. " According to Johnson, the Alphas set goals as an organization to have members complete a certain number of volunteer hours. This helped all members get involved with both the sorority and the community. The Alphas participated in national causes, as well. The organization served two national philanthropies, the S. June Smith Center and the Special Olympics. " This is not something local we ' ve decided to do, " Johnson said. Johnson believed that the national philanthropies, blended with the local volunteer work, helped to give the sorority a unique character. Heath Burch, Sigma Phi Epsilon president, also thought community involvement was a plus. " I think it shows the community that there is a lot of other stuff going on with fraternities other than the negative stereotypes, " Burch said. The Sig Eps took on a great deal of philanthropy work, volunteering on a frequent basis. The fraternity went bowling with elderly citizens once a week and also participated in highway cleanup every week. According to Burch, the Sig Eps placed their main focus on raising money for Lou Gehrig ' s Disease, a cause that developed after a •continued Sigma Phi Epsilon brother Brett Kippes teeter totters through the Homecoming parade. Every year, the fraternity teeter tottered for 72 consecutive hours to raise money for Lou Gehrig ' s Disease. Photo by Amy Roh nizations Sigma Kappa Actives •Al hcimcrs Rescarth and Memory Walk •C!clcbraicd 12 th Anniversary •Maine Sea tlost Mis,sit)n liom Kim «iih Alrvjmlri. Ijtiljl ijli. luiy l«l «jnl , Mrjilu-i lt mlia|;ri iikl Allium Mi julo Rim J Slr| hjllK( «» k. IVI til iWon. .Mi%llc Strvrm. ( i»liiu IVjtiKk. Aniv hcjvrl. Niki hill. Aliuiulj Mvair . rittiiiy Buifxn, knniirr lullcl jnd Uuii Wall Riiw AI o Sioix-. ) «li ' l " - Irjiiijc Swainci. sluiimin Allen. IhiiMinc Hcik. .Muhcllr ( uniiin hani. Iilljnv IVicrMiii. Kfiiirn Mu»ici iml Krtti R i Rim 4 Sicphjinc .MiKjig. I Jlcii Bluml. Kiitii Bciiiim. Miiidy lUydcn. NUmly (•Mmm. Riu Ruth. hctiJ limKilmi, tiiiu Iwcn. c:hri»iun I jiict jnti Amy Rjiidolph liHlt Riiw: lx»lo- Mmiriin. ( iiuly 1 (Tcrdinu. Kaci I J nlic. Sibtinj IVtcniin. rjm RiKltfunl, Jtnny Boiinghl. Amy Htk. Rrtmci Homuih jiul Hiitii i Holm. Sigma Kappa New Members •Participated in highway cleanup •Volunteered at nursing home I nml Riiw: Musy Mi jrlhy. |jmic Picric. Slcphjiiic Noble. C ' Urj Holland and Mc(yn ICivinjugh Kim Z: Miihcllc Scdiphi. Slcphinic Cjjrkin. Hcilhct Mycr . Irjty ( .jrkcck. Amy .Million . Jjmic l owd jnd MkHcIIc ( uit;lcy Rim . Sarjh HofMcttci. Rjihcl Manncn. Monicj Buiihct. Inn tUoikci. Ryinn Simimcrturd. Stephanie Spentct and Amy C Ijnct. Rim •!: I jne laicoi. Jewy Wilkrr. Anne 1 jeWun. .Meliuj Ciilxin. Sadie )i hnw n. jcisie Nowcf. Icnelle lolly and Katcn Knighl. Batk Rim lx lic Ijiklcig. .Sicliua Maxk. Uuta Snydct, Mcva While, Imu Spinning, Sarah Aim. Molec Ackcrman and Oiuina Sirada. Sigma Phi Epsilon Actives •Participated in Tectcr-Totter-A-Thon to raise money for Lou Gehrig ' s Disease •Participated in highway cleanup l-roni Row: Roben Aschcnirop. Ryan IXild, Man t)winp. Heath Burch. Justin Bunon. Bob Jerome, Nkk Clooch and Brandon Banks. Row Z: Nick Bowen. Ryan Dawvjn. Jin Brennan. Mark fVderwn. Keith Stheib. Pat Ryan. C;ory O ' Riley. Thomas Filbetk. Justin Hunieman. Ryan Gillis. Doug .Montgomery and Seth Tapp. Row .): Scott Nielson. Jesse Page. Scott Magduak. Jamie Hall. Jonathan l res. Jason Byerley. [ " Histin Barnes. Jeffrey rrummell. I ' hris Riggs. Oan Skudlanck. Brrni ( " jrvet and Brian Rowe. Back Row. C:hadwick leonard. Brandon Hullinger. lixld Mackin. Brett (iraves. Oavid Sutphin. Jeff Walstrom. C:had Kuehl, Nick « ' ills. Thomas Ik jry, lotcis McAplin. Adam Peterson. Chad Hellunu and Jeff Smith. Sigma Phi Epsilon New Members •Bowled with senior citizens at Maryville Chateau •Supported Nodaway Humane Society 1 roni Row; Ryan .Miller. Travis Hays. Jonathan Ilothage. Cory Heslon. Tylcf Hovrrmale. Phillip Digimanni and Brian Hamtack. Row 2: Joey .Sullivan. Brad Heerlein. Kent Yount. loike Cordon. Ryan Vfiebe. ErK Miller. [ allas ArcJiet and Jamie Buchmeier. Row V Simon Parsons, William I avis. (.eoflicry IXistman. David McMarcum, Ricky Jellison. Aaron Simbro. Michael Hickman. Roben Moore and loshua Old. Back Row: Justin Stacy Ryan Humar. Mike Pattavina. Rob IcKker. Anthony Villanuoa. laion Green and JR. Washburn. Sigma Sigma Sigma Seniors Executive Staff •Raised money for Robbie Page Memorial Fund i ront Row: Kathleen (. rraio. leannr Hanstack. Jennifer WaUmn. Tonya Cxiffcli and Chm Sonjen. Row 1: Sarah Rcavts. S«ac-v Sands. DeWn- 1 irantham. Kim Burkemper. Ashley lerken. jennilet ( rfccne ind Sarah iaslon Row V Ariean Schaefer. Mdanie ( jileman. Regan Dndd. i jitk Hliotl and MonKa frost Row 4: Jenny Moort. Susk Rcdelherger. MnMIe ludwig. jami Daffet. Mollie Boehnet. ( juey Haipravo. Julu .Steflics and Sara .Maicum Bock Row Tiffany Smith. Jennifer Spotti and Alina Book. Greek Philanth r6f ? Sigma Sigma Sigma Actives •Sponsored Speak Out for Stephanie Walk •Rockin for Robbie Lip Sync contest Front Row: Pamela Demint, Megan VogI, Jamey Dedrickson. Candice Mahlberg and Katherine Phillips. Row 2: Marjie Kosman, Cassia Kite, Melanie Blando, Kristy Watson, Rebecca Pugh, Kari Douglas, Lindsay Lund and Stacy Young. Row 3: Jessica McKenzie. Kerri Cofiman, Sarah Huffer, Pamela Lerch, Anna Jordan and Christine Stueve. Row 4: Adriennc Gcvens, Stacey Eichhorn, Shannon Taylor, Stephaine Hylton. Julie Kirk, Shelby Tillman. Megan Harris and Katy Graber. Back Row: Kristy Vanderhoof. Jeanne Sibbernsen, Hilary Myers, Beth Reuter, Jami Willenborg and Mindy Lager. Sigma Sigma Sigma New Members •Participated in Homecoming and Greek Week Front Row: Bridget Davis, Angie Ashley. Angie Cook, Terry Pfaffly and Sherry Pfaffly. Row 2: Carissa Kalkbrenner. Erica Myers. Kelly Gardner. Tiffany Barmann, Nichole Sloop, Mindy Bunde, Amiey Redfearn. Erin Wittstruck and Nicci Riegle. Row 3: Kelly Dornan, Emily Craven, Katie Mulligan, Bridgett Pfaff, Lisa Josephscn, Jill Boeshart, Shauna Card and Jenifer Askey Row 4: Diane Davis, Tricia Butler, Cr ' stal Cole, Stephanie Anello, Mindy Huffman, Cristi Petonke, Allison Clevenger and Beth Summers. Back Row: Laura Meek, Nikki Kelly, Brittany Regier, Marcella Gonzalez, Katie Lynch, Heidi Flocrsch and Alisha Ahcrn. Tau Kappa Epsilon •Helped with Special Olympics •Hosted a haunted house •Parti cipated in charity football run Front Row: Brian Hycr. Craig Ulrich, Kent Turpin, Nathan Honan and Brian Cook. Row 2: Bret Babbitt, Matthew Hackett, Ryan Marriott, Todd Parker, Andy Rogers and Mark Partise. Row 3; Ryan Tompkins, Chris Stigail, Justin Marriott, Jesse Mora, Christopher Murr and R.J. Mathews. Row 4: Ben Hansen, Kevin AJdrcd, Patrick Turner, Jason Washam, Joe Hancock and Nick Mathews. Back Row: Kurt Necly, Jeb Long, Chris Docring, Rob Schreiber, Chad Gamblin, GeofFery Neil and Jacob Akehurst. Tau Kappa Epsilon New Members •Volunteered with Habitat for Humanity •Helped at Humane Society and Maryville Nursing Home •Participated in highway cleanup Front Row: Kyle Hudson, Jamie Liehr and John Spielbusch. Row 2: Jesus Gonzalez, Matthew Sevart, Kevin Cantrell and Aaron Sanders. Row 3: Brain Davis, Brian Carroll, Ryan Gioffredi, Doyle Horwart and Brandon Carrigcr. Back Row: Michael Voris, Justin McAleer, Scott Trotter, Brad Cross and Jeremiah Schultz. Ih n « Wl n - A ' fii iKt lis JK mk__ i CH J mm m - , r 1 J i H is izations ' reeks PSilanthropies Tau Kappa Epsiion • Special Olympics Alpha Sigma Alpha •Special Olympics •Bikes for Tikes for the S. June Smith Center •St. Gregory ' s Preschool •Adopt-A-Highway •Nursing Care Center Sigma Phi Epsilon •Adopt-A-Block •Adopt-A-Highway •Fund-raisers for Lou Gehrig ' s Disease •National Runaway Switchboard •Camp Quality •Nodaway Humane Society •Weekly bowling at local nursing home Sigma Kappa •Gerontology (Nodaway Care Center) •Alzhcimcrs Research Memory Walk •Maine Sea Coast Mission •Inherit the Eanh •Adopt-A-Highway Deiu Chi •Head start Christmas program •Highway cleanup •Oxfam International •Boy Scouts of America •Fall neighborhood rake Sigma Alpha •Volunteered at Parkdale Manor •Highway cleanup •Fund-raisers to donate money to the American Cancer Society •Farm safety program for Maryville kids An Easter-egg hunt sponsored by Delta Zea and Alpha Kappa Lambda Is one of the numerous service activioes the Greeks participated in. Greek Organizations had a required number of service hours for its members. Photo by Sarah Phippi On the lawn of the Sigma Phi Epsilon house, the ALS Fundraiser continues. From the Wednesday before Homecoming until the Saturday of the parade, members took turns teeter-tottering to raise money for Lou Gehrig ' s Disease. Photo bfAmfKoh liaschamcter firatemicy brother ' s mother became afflicted with it. Five years ago, the organization put together a flag football tournament to raise money for the cause. Burch said the event began as a small fond-raiser for college students, but it expanded considerably, invi lving children as young as founh grade. The tournament had to be divided into four divisions to accommodate the range of teams and ages. The competition also gave members the benefit of yet another interaction with community members. " Our guys coached some of the teams at the tournament, " Burch said. " After spending the b gest pan of two daw together, the) ' got pretty close. " Burch said the fraternity has become more involved and excited about volunteering. He credited this excitement to the availability of fon activities for the guys to help with. " Over the course of a semester, our guys are probably required to do about five hours, but some guys are doing as many as 25, " Burch said. Bren Graves, Sig Ep community service chairman, worked to find more volunteer opporttuiities for the men to do by staying in contaa with the community. " Reccndy, there ' s been an elderly lady that has wanted us to rake some leaves for her, and I ' m going to send a couple of guys over to help her with that, " Graves said. Craig Pibum, Kappa Sigma president, thought philanthropy and community service work ffNC Greek organizations a positive activity to help their reputations around the community. " It gets the Greek name out in the community, " Pibum said. " It ' s a great way to promote our orguiizations. " Pibum noted service was one of the four cornerstones his fi ternity vras based upon. TTie other three: scholarship, leadership and fellowship, benefited ftr)m the efforts members exerted through philanthropy work. Although Kappa Sigma panicipated in a variety of volunteer aaivities, they, like many other Greek groufjs, stressed one panicular area of service. " We have adopted the American Cancer Society as our main philanthropy, " Piburn said. " We had a brother pass away ft-om cancer a little over two years ago. He was one of our founding fathers for the fratcmity, as well. " Volunteering for various causes gave Greek oi anizations a positive involvement in both conununity and campus life. Philanthropy work also gave members a chance to reach out and help those who needed encouragement and support, woridwide. Greek Philanthr ■ J makingWOrdSfun w3||ages by Janelle McMullen Children were encouraged to read books as a leisure activity. The International Reading Association ' s mission statement was to promote literacy in fun and exciting ways. " We ' re teaching children through adults, " Dr. Jean Bouas said. " We ' re concerned how to teach, but also promoting the enjoyment of reading. " Increasing people ' s enthusiasm about reading was one of the main aspects of the organization. " We try to get everyone excited about reading, " Jamie Britz said. " We have brought in children ' s authors and illustrators, our favorite book and made the events fun. " The group was mainly composed of future teachers. This helped prepare the members for their future and provided them with many possible resources for their classrooms. " It ' s a professional commitment, " Cindy Carrigan said. " It helps us develop our portfolios and gives us resource files to use, but it ' s also a lot of fun. It also gives some of the younger members a chance to work more with the children at Horace Mann. " Britz also thought the organization would help the students professionally. Many would use the skills acquired in their careers. " It gives a broad background that you can get ideas for your classroom, " Britz said. " Also, there are professional conferences you can attend. " Making literacy fun was a main aspect for IRA. " We have an event called Book and Buddy where you bring in your favorite book and a friend, " Carrigan said. " We also do coffee nights and a children ' s poetry night, which gives people a chance to read some of the poetry they have written. " Besides helping children, IRA made an impact on campus. They did many different types of events to help provide Maryville and other communities with books. " In the past we have donated books to cities that have gone through disasters and we usually do book sales, " Carrigan said. One of the reasons they took promoting literacy seriously was the lessons the children could learn from books. " Once they begin to recognize the words and start reading that ' s a jumping-off point, " Carrigan said. " They can move to newspapers and magazines. The books give them lessons, stories, tales and history. The books that they have now are more educational than the books I had when I was little. Everyone can learn from reading. " IRA also made working with kids an important factor. A lot of the children did not have someone to help them with reading. " They might not be reading at home, " Jennifer Jensen said. " Hopefully when they work with us we can help them improve and get them interested also. " Sn nations Accounting Society •Ojxrncd to .Ktmintinj majors who wanted to learn more about the profes, it)n •Visited accounting firms I ' liiiif Ktm Alliwin Mipftlc. )(k1i X ' lnlhcf. Mark Hrjirr iiuJ IimKI Kcnnrv Kimv 2 AtU Htukniin, Anf rlj i«rrcn. kcnny Miller. Mahjcl XVlibrrg. Kjltr Hrllim anJ Sjr4h ( jfvrr Kjtw i Icnnitri Iblvrcvn. Nk.Jc Millrt. Iill XVxMil. IU.hrl Willuin.. Megan Auririi. Mulurl Nmihiup IWk K w; SfcpKinic Mcini%. Chti MtiUct. Sioii l1iitip|M aiul Ivj Hjit. Agriculture Ambassadors •Promoted agriculture department through tours and hometown recruiting t ' rnni Kdw: Ingh Mo ' cr. Ri ndj ( ' hccrs jnd Ijmtr Haiiliuk Row 2: lutiin Djmnunn jnj Christy Kjvnu nJ. Bjik Ktiw: Hcih C ' )lin , Bill Ki il iiij rotn Mead. Agriculture Club •Sponsored annual Agricultural Awards Banquet From Row: Ruh BUckhurn. Shccicr Bccny. lylcr Kjpp. lom Fcnncr. Iu iin Dimmjnn. Uion Dimmiit and Shjwn Mjltcr. Row Z: Chrissy ( ' uminjic. Stephanie Mcincs. IVavis Smith. Mchnda Howcrion. Aicx Hcatry. .Mackenzie Hamilton. Frit Hill, leda Smith and jamic Haid iak. Row : Heather I.avhell, Enka Hutwm. C ' arrie Twyman. Beth Ha»ekamp. Kimberly ( lenhoii%e, Amv Srrouph. Mepan Snull. Jenn I-enner. Kyla Kaetzei and Mandy |en en. Rc»w 4: Br xe Andrew, Beth C ' ollim. Liura Roiterman, )ackie Juhl. Shane Sthaat iVbbie lurner, Cireg Vandike. Diamon Krikwm. |ame Richardwrn. Kar men Hamilton. Kendra Mavincr. Ben Dohrman and J ustin Stofcr. Row : t rne .McCliw, Matt Hun ijier. Brian Hula. Danny O ' lVll. (iaien (Vv.h. Heath Carlson, jennitet C!lemen . Mithelle .Miller. Ion Fordyce. Heidi Fuelling. Nick Schwei;cr and Javon Foland- Back Row: C ' huholm Nally. jason I)eni. Randy X ' uebker, S .ott X ' inklcr, Kvic Hanwrn. I ' om C ampbell. Ias n (ireporv. Renee tiaic . Anthony Schrciner. Nathan RuMnack. |awm Kablc. . aron Hackmann and Brian I-jde ' Agriculture Council •Kept agriculture department alumni informed about events with newsletter •Hosted barbecue From Row: Mclindj Htiwmon. Megan Sndl. leannte Fctmw and lamie Haid iak R »w 2: tcnniirr lohannahcr. Ixigh Mc ' cr and Angela Pattcrwin. Back Row; Ryan UtLkridgc. Randy Maitncf, C hnvty Rjvmond and Knstcn Mitchell. Alliance of Black Collegians •Hosted a Soul Food Dinner •Volunteered with Parkdale Manor residents through crafts, activities and a social dance •Participated in the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Fmni RoKir Rjcmnne (.nphv, Kenneth Mt lam. Brandi Miif ie . KimhefK IWwmnn and ( edne N icTon. fUrw 1. I inzdl Harn%. IcMnmi Allen. Kauundra BreedUnx. Mia Ron Morn , leila lonet and l-K.nv (.rape Row lenell Madiw n. lovtte U ' ateri. Harncll Murphv. .Alidu Madiwtn. I arr -I Ridio ' . IViira U taughv and Trov Chapman link Row [)arold ' ilk . i-marxie -al ala. l Tx»ne Bate . l una Hugho. LeRon Fotd. Brian Robin«on. Mae Durden, Ray Barrett and looy t.kwrt International Reading AsscKiatK Sii • I _ I Z- t makeaworicF dHVerence by Janelle McMullen A simulation of the United Nations made its first appearance at Northwest during the fall trimester. The students involved worked to promote an understanding of a specific country and acted as a less complex version of the United Nations. The program itself was over 100 years old. Melis Aklz said Model United Nations was different from the United Nations because the United Nations knows everything about most countries. In Model United Nations, emphasis was placed on one specific country. " Each school is assigned a country and we break down into teams to look at issues facing the country, " Aklz said. Aklz came up with the idea of starting Model United Nations at Northwest after she attended a meeting of the Political Science Club. " I went to the political science meeting and there were only four people there, " Aklz said. " I thought a lot of people are missing out on a great opportunity. " Although Model United Nations just started at Northwest, it was gaining recognition. The goal of the group was to increase campus knowledge of international issues. " Everyone needs to be open to global issues, " Aklz said. " It ' s just not about America. " Model United Nations sponsored a forum during the fall trimester to increase awareness on campus. " We brought up the idea of multicultralism and not to think of different races, " Aklz said. " I think everyone there saw that there was tension and some groups feel that they are segregated. " Shenaz Abreo also thought the forum was not only a stepping stone for the organization, but also for the Northwest community. " I think it was very effective, " Abreo said. " We had a big turn out even though some professors required it. I think a lot of people are interested in what we are doing. " Model United Nations planned to do another forum during the spring trimester. They were also planning to make some changes in the way it was organized. " To improve the panel we ' re going to have one broad question, " Aklz said. Although Model United Nations just started on campus, it was already making significant changes in multicultural awareness. " We have spunk, " Abreo said. " We are a new type of organization with new ideas and this will help us gain more student support. " fganizations Alpha Chi •University honor siKJcty •C!o-spt iisorcd C clcbration ot Quality liimi R«n» Njfih l.. wilv, Rciic t iinnnHk jml Kjicii Hcvic Rim i lulir B i .lilc " . Shinmin Icbhrnkjnip. IVi p V|jriu.ii. tU.hrl I .« jml Amy I ' ullum R.m » lrj»v i.K-hi. I ■himiio Vr.i|cn. lit Su jniu liiKhi. liiJiiu Smiih. AJilrv l Hi|;4n. )j«m KiitKru jihI Sjuh SiihIii H .k tUtw Inrvt Vhloctci. J hn Jrmll. Mmiluku Nwovc. I i KKtuid hi»hi jnti ' r X ' iU.o« Alpha Kappa Alpha •Participated in community service •F Kused on service to mankind with high ethical standards and scholastic achievement I tone Kim Kiiiuli Hu|;hc 4n J (Snuiuic aluU. Alpha Mu Gamma Phi Sigma Iota •Supported Modern Language Day •AMT PSl Dinner 1 rone Row; Liurj Imel. Anundj Lichi ind bmiic Horner. Rin 2: Man Burns, l.ymi Rjhoru. Krmi Himilion and Irnni Havcs Ritk Row. Rjiph HjiIct. ( hjnning Horner jnd IcfllxBlam.. Alpha Psi Omega •Honorary theater fraternity •Sponsored touring children ' s show I torn Row; Njic Vubcr. Molly (1 Bricn. Ikniw Hiuinp and Crjig VlVinhold Row 2 Pairnk Immcl. I jruvi Oixon. Icannic Bjkcr, Sjrah Rush ind Ben .Sumrall. Buk Row: Sirvc Otinunn. Mjrthew IVtulinpr and Nick Buskcn. American Marketing Association •Participated in International Marketing Conference •Adopted a family at Christmas •Brought business-related speakers to campus 1 tonr Rim Rvan rompkins. Sarah imdv. I V.n t rpddinp and Sarah Srudts Rim ; Amanda Miland. Pandic Vkrrman. Heather Kohn. I«n I Kken. jen lulxh an»l Kxelvn Kn R Stark Pari»e. Brandon Btxklev. tmilv Rtoe. .Stefan I ' rev.o(t and lessKa lUuien Baik Rtm Ben Hullman. Sarah Ptlke%. . u««in Bnmrn and Marie Allen. Mixiel United Natit m Association for Computing Machinery •Promoted an interest in computers and applications •Provided means for sharing an interest in computers Front Row: Kimbcrlv Miller and Aniber Van Wyk. Back Row: Philip Maher. Dakota Derr, Timothy Carlvlc and Gan ' Bolin. Bearcat Sweethearts •Supported Bearcat football family on and off the field •Gave tours to perspective players during recruitment season •Regularly decorated players ' lockers and Rickenbrode Stadium Front Row: Amy Rodgers, Cindy Tjeerdsma, Kelly Quinn and Jill Kreisler. Row 2: Sarah Boddicker, Amy Jesse, Kristy Watson. Kara Rollins, Tiffany Burnes and Mindye Pickerell. Row 3: Maria Nanninga. Sarah Prchal, Static McLaughlin, Ashley Rapp, Sara Dieieman, Lori Ficken and Jamey Dedrickson. Row 4: Jamasa Kramer, Hope Schloman. Diamon Erickson, Megan Coleman, Jamie Britz, Erin O ' Brien, Cindy Carrigan and Beth Fajen. Back Row: Hilary Myers, Stephani Schmidt, Marie Allen, Mindy TTiorne. Elisa Delehant, Megan Henning, Heather Jordan and Amber Tripp. Beta Beta Beta Biological Society •Sponsored Junior High Olympiad •Promoted and supported biological activities and studies Front Row: Christie Eagan. Uzoamaka Nwoye and Tammi Hancoc. Row 2: Teresa Schlueter and Laura Campbell. Back Row: Dave Ruzicka. iVlmiliaku Nwoye and Jennifer Clark. Campus Activity Programmers •sponsored concerts, movies, comedians and other entertainment Front Row: Becky Kondas, Jamie Harris and Amy Carpenter. Row 2: Kristy Berry, Joanne Burkert. Ginny Seel and Rachel Williams. Back Row: Andy Townsend and Cody Snapp. Cardinal Key •Gave recognition to students who have shown a degree of excellence in their scholastic and campus participation and to raise money for juvenile diabetes Front Row; Julie BookJett. Debby Grantham and Dana Walter. Row 2: Sarah Thomas, Sarah Gowdy, Cindy (Carrigan, Shannon Tcbbenkamp and Sarah Studts. Rack Rt)w: Justin Burton. Mike Robertson. Dave Ruzicka and IVacy Sioehr. rganizations cuKuraidivejr ityunites studentsQf different by Todd Shawlcr Like many other organizations, the AlMance of Black C ' ollcgians was not only involved on campus, but also within the community. ABC ' was designed to be a support group for African-American students. According to President Brandi Hughes, 2S to 30 people were active in ABC ' . " One of our goals is to educate the campus about African-American culture and heritage, " Hughes said. " We also act as a support group for black students who are having academic or discriminatory problems. " In addition to helping fellow students, ABC was interested in taking part in a number of activities on campus in order to make the student body more aware of cultural diversity. " Wc went to Horace Mann and taught the kids music and sponsored an essay contest at the middle school, " Hughes said. " We also sponsored a soul-food dinner that allowed people to experience a variety of African-American dishes. " The group also organized a celebration of Black History Month on campus. For the occasion, they brought in a number of speakers, including members of the multicultural affairs office. Aside from their involvement on campus, ABC was active in the community. " We sponsored a clothing and food drive for those in need, " Hughes said. " The food and clothing that we raised were donated to the Ministry Center in Maryville. " The group celebrated the African-American holiday, Kwanzaa, from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1 . Additionally, they celebrated the life of Martin Luther King Jr. by holding a candle-light walk in honor of the late civil-rights leader. ABC was an organization that not only worked to make an influence on campus, but also helped the community. Through support the members offered each other, they were able to offer guidance to those outside of the organization. Pbyed by Jason Yamell. Saan n portrajred as a game show host with hopes of capturing innocent people ' s souls. This skit won first place overall at Alliance of Black Colkguns ' alent show held at the Baptist Student Union. Photo bjr Chrstme Ahnm Alliance of Black Collc a religiong rOOVGSin a30QJ3|eiivironment by Jaclyn Mauck Dancers rwirled and two-stepped to the sounds of Tim McGraw and the Dixie Chicks at the Shindigg every other Thursday night. Approximately 200 people gathered at the Maryville Community Building from as far away as St. Joseph, Mo., to dance country style. For $2, a person could dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dance lessons taught basic steps, and line dances were held 9 to 9:30 p.m. They were taught by Jamie Gaston, a member of Country Faith. " I love teaching [dance], " Gaston said. " Everyone has their own style so it is neat to teach them a step or move and watch them find their style. " Those who attended the Shindigg regularly expected group dances such as Cotton-Eyed Joe and the barn dance. Tom Head, Country Faith member and disc jockey, attracted college students and adults in the community by choosing music from a variety of CDs owned by members and the organization. " I just play what I want to hear, " Head said. The Shindigg was more than just a dance in a barn; it was Country Faith ' s medium through which it reached the community. " We are sending a strong message that you can have fun without alcohol, " County Faith President Karen Heyle said. " College is not only about drinking and partying. Party, but know how to party right. " Country Faith emphasized the Shindigg was an alcohol and tobacco-free environment. This was what students anticipated. " I come to have a good time in a clean environment, " Ryan Walker said. More than the clean environment, students went to have fun. The coordinators also went to have a good time. " We have a lot of fun doing this, if we didn ' t we wouldn ' t do it, " Heyle said. " If people weren ' t having fun they wouldn ' t come. " As he cools himself off. Adam Nelson socializes with Misty Masters at the fi Shindigg of the fall trimester. Many Northwest students found enjoyment in coun dancing at the Maryville Community Building every other Thursday night. Photo Christine Ahrens fganizations Chemical Abuse Resource Education •Sjx)HM rcd cvcnis (at National AIcoIidI Awareness Week •Sj « nM)rcd I ' he (irccn for St. I ' atritk ' s Day •Participated in Adopt- A- Highway lioiii Kim Niulir Vl ' iluin. ( jihciinc I Icjk jfiJ (rnnifri Bonnrtt Rim i |ruK4 ( IjuKn. Njiitic Millcl. klitlliu huml 4nJ )o»KJ IklilK KkIi Rim AIkc (•illr ( K ' . kjlc l ' jlk . Stivin I iti|llrr. |r iRj Chinese Student Association •Participated in Moon Festival •F ' articipatcd in Chinese New Year lliml Riiw Soih Hun Ian, Vict let t han jml lik lihinj; I -hu Rim J Hinpjo Vc. So h Nanj; Ijn. IVvtndri Kr Shmthj ind Kauri Napji B .k Rim: Ko-An Yanji. AuMin HaHlr itui fcliinc IVi College Republicans •Socialization and education ot conservative leaders •Sent rwo members to the National Conservative Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. I roni Rim: |jmc I ' jnkirwKi. Jcvj t irbcii imj liim Bniwn. Back Row: Jcremv Bjrlow. Mjrk Iccanih. Rohcn Rkx jnil Adam Young. Common Ground •Recognized National Coming Out Day •Participated in National Day of Silence •Participated in World AIDS Day •Organized Week Against Violence •Recognized Matthew Shepherd Memorial Day Hroni Row: Mrl»u Brciulc. I ' miou Iillman. Icnnj Rhode and Megan Butn ctt Rim 2 Rnbcn Owm. Shane Fomi. Ryan Ckut and Man X ' ilhanu Ba .k Rim : I lu Raihbutn. Adrian [onci. 1 jntc Lcwu and Andrew Soef cr. Country Faith •Christians devoted to offering an alternative to the bar •Sp jnsored non-alcoholic, tobacco-free country music dance — the Shindigg From Row Breni ? ewfcirk.AKviTown cnd. Karen Ho-le arid K»1c I. oMon Rim 2 1 jnJirK jmerxm. (enn Fenner. (amicC.aMon. Trotv Vounn. le«Ka Sfvihr and Kjrherine Viamh Row Pq(p Marnori. Standi- Shaw. Hearher ( ninan. Iillun Prtinrcr and Biian Hula B»tk Row Mart ( ,r ihcr. Narr «ar« n. Adam Neiion. Rred )ot(ten»cn and |u«in Vl ' alrcr Shindj Delta Mu Delta •National honor society in business administration •Promoted higher scholarship in training for business and to recognize scholastic achievements in business subjects •Hosted business etiquette meals Front Row: Tiftan)- Sniilh. Ryan Cieorge. Toni Parkins and Sara Ciowdy. Row 2: Stephanie Galloway, lulic BtKikless. Trina Dunn, Cindy Kenkel. Shannon lehbenkamp and Sarah Studts. Back Row: Joshua Smith, VC ' ilhelmena Thomas, Marc I ' ick, Brenda Untiedt, Sara Hoke and Nancy Zehff. Delta Tau Alpha •Participated in Agriculture Day Front Row: Leigh Meyer and Melinda Howerron. Back Row: Berh Collins, John Ferrell and (Christy Rjvmond. Dieterich Hall Council •Provided men of Dieterich Hall with social and educational opportunities •Managed a hall budget and organized the hall discipline committee Front Row: Danielle Thibault, Lisa McKinley and Barbara Nickless. Back Row: Michael Head, Ben Hcaivilin, Brent Reschke and John Utsinger. Fellowship of Christian Athletes •Christian group concerned with the spiritual aspect of athletes Front Row: Nick Koeteman, Adam Kncisel, Matt Mallicoat, David Hudson, Nicholas Drake, John Washer. Nathan Marticke. Lindsay Jones, Patrice Casey and Amber Olney. Row 2: Kelli C ' lark. Gara Bodcnhaustn. Adclyn Ramos, Julia Kitzing, Kim Rogers, Kristin McKay. Karen Barmann. Carissa (Jurcton, davin Johnson, Jennifer Jensen, Whitney Norris, Kerry Jones and Jeni Jeppcsen. Row 3: Justin Berger. Jamie Warren. Nicki Pcblcy. Amanda Scott, Natalie Wilson, Rachel House, Holly C arMensen. Heidi Baker, L ura Hampton, Alyssa Welu, Marsha C ' ox and Heather Nordwald. Row 4: Chancll Hill. C ' hris Higgs. George (iordon, C ' hris Bolingcr. Marie Allen. Lori Ficken, John Schroeter. Eric Opheim, Ryan Morton, Kenneth C ' rowder, Simon Ayvaz. Brandon Stanley and Matt Burns. Back Row: Fric Oldfield. Jamin Howell. Missy Martens. Mitch Hiser, Dan Kutzli, tliiabcth Jensen, l igh Meyer, D ri Pierce. Amber Mitchell. Nate Hawkins. Gabc Middlcton. Ben Heaivilin, Shawn Hmetson and ( hikutapati Bikoko. Fellowship of Tower Gaming Society •Individuals who sociaHzed through playing a variety of games I-ront Row: Melissa Barry. Katie Miranda and Jenni Schreicr. Row 2: David Tillcy. John Malewski. I omas Hmdniarch and Brcni Hawley. Back Row: Martin Bukowski, Nathan Meyer, Melissa Marr and Greg Mueller. n izatums cleaningQfnorthwestreaion ismadesocialevent by Cody Snapp Establishing close ties bervv ' een members was only one of the goals 102 River Wildlife Club. The group was formed and maintained with that common goal and they used this unique bond to beautify the environment. The club helped the University and neighboring areas, members were brought closer though the time spent together. " It ' s like a big family, " Eric Viera said. " We go and do many things to help out the environment, but we still have fun while we are doing it. " Each year, the group decided to complete a large project. This was done on University property or at a conservation site. They volunteered at Squaw Creek in Mound City, Mo., and picked up trash on the nature trail in the fall. Their efforts made the park clean and a nicer place for visitors. " It was a lot of fiin, " Viera said. " I met the new people in the club and we got to see a lot of wildlife while we did the cleanup. " In the spring, they built bat houses for the attic of Administration Building. The group installed the houses before mating season to help preserve the endangered species. When thcv were not beautifying the outdoors, they were enjoying it. In the spring, the group held a social where they canoed, fished and camped in southern Missouri for three days. " We try to get as many people in the club to go, " Viera said. " It is just a time to relax and socialize with people in the club who we don ' t see that much; overall, it is like a family vacation. " Even though the club was small, it was still active on campus and in the community ' . The members worked together to preserve the great outd(H)rs while having a good time. Whtle conducting elections Angie Bowman and Stephanie Gilchrist react to a joke. The group elected new olRcert and had a pizza part to end the trimester, fttoto bjr Oinstme A irens 102 River Wildlife e hli7 studentsSpendsummer helpingyQQfliembraceQQcl by Sara Sitzman Campus Crusade for Christ was a campus ministry program for students of all denominations. There were weekly meetings of fellowship where the members shared religious interests. Two members of Crusade spent their summers giving back to Christ by helping at different youth organizations. Kurtis Drake was a counselor at a Christian camp in Evanston, Wyo. From June until August he ran different programs and outdoor activities. " Counseling can be difficult, but very rewarding socially and spiritually, " Drake said. At the camp, Drake gained a new perspective on what was important and what was not. There were kids at the camp dealing with difficult issues in their lives and which made it difficult for them to show affection. " The hardest part was figuring out just why God wanted me out there, " Drake said. Nikki McNally was another Crusade member who working with youth over the summer. She was a staff member for the high school youth group at the Avondale Baptist Church in Kansas City, Mo. McNally led small-group discussions and Bible studies with the girls there. Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings she led different group activities. The goal was for the girls ' to seek Christ in their lives and follow a Christian path. " There were times when things got difficult, " McNally said. " It hurt seeing a member struggling, but all I could do was pray and be there for them. " The most rewarding part for McNally was seeing each girl slowly develop a relationship with Christ. She also became a mentor for the girls and someone they could share their feelings and problems with. " I have a heart for youth and wanted to encourage and suppon them, " McNally said. Together, Drake and McNally gave up time and themselves to help spread the word of Christ. Both helped youth establish relationships with Christ and grew stronger spiritually. Using Mountain Dew as a prop, Kurtis Drake and Jeremy Norton perform for the youth o the camp they counseled in Wyoming during skit night. Participating In the camp opened the men up to Christ. Phow courtesy of Kurtis Drake Ofjjrfniza itions Financial Management Association S|H)nM)rcci annual lMM k sale and | uin|)kin challenge t MWU KiFM Sirphjiiic t JItm j . |iilir lt «»kU-vk jrul SliiniMiii IrM rnkjMi| Kim . ' kilr i m-ii. Slrfjfiir Mc Tt, Mrjtltcr Ku htn. Mjdt 1 lUi jrul MiUii lolutiK ' ii K k Ritv Aii rU )rilct| ihn. uv411 I diglry. [ Vm)i Nfj krv jihI Antlicr NX ' cIki Franken Hall Council •Governing body of Franken Hall •Provided programs, recreation and academic assistance for residents 1 lonr Kim: C jrtic C IcUnd, t n IuIilK. i ikIv MlKowii ami |ill X ' cMtJhl. Kim 1 Kvjii (Mnr. )jtrd Kivslcr. Hrjiltcv Njnncnun. IjrKc Icwi anJ |jv Hoigcr Hatk Rim: Sifa Rjmwv. mU Morr. Mrli u (•ilkiMm. Njitun SlcA- icr jnJ Wtn uudus Heartland View Magazine •All-American magazine as awarded by Associated C ' ollegiatc Press •Four-state travel and leisure magazine that covered Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas •On-line at http: HeartLitidJ l-nmi Riw; Mjr|ic Kosnun. |jtkic Icpcn jnd |oni |nne%. Row 2: Kimlicrlv Mjotftcld, jjmmic Silvo-. Amy Roh jnd l.iu Husc. Row y. Mii.hjct VC ' jrncr Chutk I ' ritt, Casry Mjr rcjvo. Kricj Sniiih jntl Kylce Seller. Batk Row: Chris SiigJI. Brcti Sicwari. Krn NXilkic. MitMIc Murphv ind AnJrrj lKhjlck Horticulture Club •Sponsored plant sales •Took yearly trips •Maintained a greenhouse on campus J-ronf Row: Dr. Alcn c:hin . NX ' jIIv (:4»frrcll jnd l urj Cjmphdl. Back Rxiw: |ohn Fcrrrll. Djvc RuzkJu. IVv ' in Skillmjn and )cnny Hakcr. HPERD •Sponsored Career Day and Health Awareness Day •Ushered Bearcat basketball games •Volunteered for Special Olympics Krone Row: Rmtcll KkH. Nnk Sihcrxk jnd .Vlim Miller Row 2 t a Drtiislc. Uma immcrman, Varj 1 ovtIv. Jctinv VCillumf and F rin IlKima Row V 1 jura Harvillc. ( jrrir onici. Mjndv PraitwarcT and Hrur lacinih. iWk Row jill ( xu» and I iv Hull Campus Crusade for G W commonperceptionof club ' " ' iiamechange by Kyla Trebisovski Out with the old and in with the new was what the members of the group formerly known as Gay And Lesbian Tolerance At Northwest dreamed of achieving. The members no longer wanted the negative responses they had been receiving so changing their name from GALTAN to Common Ground was first on the agenda. " It was inevitable that name had to change, " president Shane Foust said. " I could not lead a group with that much negativity. " In order to gain support from the community, the group had to create a name that would be both natural and conventional for the members. In 1998, approximately 12 people attended the meetings regularly. After the name change, support began to flourish with about 30 active members. Another goal of the group was to get their name and purpose re-established within the community. " We have done more the first month of school than we did all of last year, " Foust said. " We had to reorganize it to a new organization. We are leaps and bounds from where we were last year. " Some of the activities Common Ground participated in were World AIDS Day, National Coming Out Day and the Matthew Shephard Memorial. The primary function of the group was to educate and encourage its members so they could get their message of stopping hate crimes to the campus and community. " We are very all- encompassing and supportive, " Foust said. " If people took the time to ask about us and get the information, it would make a world of difference. " Common Grounds was like other organizations on campus — the members joined because they shared a common interest. With the objective of equal rights in mind for people of all discrepancies, they were able to change their image along with their common Ground. RIGHTS and Peer Theater presents " At Risk " on world AIDS Day. The production w: name. written by high school students to put voice on the AIDS crisis. Photo by Amy Roh . 0 nizations Hudson Hall Council •AiKvptcd praiulparcius •Walked di j;N M lutiunc StKicty •Hosted Hudson Hula t M Kiiw 1 iMf, Maikin. ( JthriiiK- Mfjk, Sti jiinr MiK-llct 4ti Kciko I iwwc Rim 2 Irlinifri (•ft|;i %. IcruiJ Kt iKtr». Mc jn VI ilkinwtit. Anuiuij rtnfrt. MuKjrU Kjri cr. ( indv (tiuiultijd ir iJ ' 4iuc I «»«»|»ci R»» V April Sjumiri . NkuIc Millcf. Huiidv I vrt mrvci. Irniutci M Hlrn. Kim Mjitin Jiiil Mc jt) rtrv.oM W i, Ktfw )r U(.j ( ljii%cn. Dan SUAtrr. Ntuh HdiiiuU. Sluwn t nicrwm, Atnv rpnuk. ( vnihu Itiilhpt anil tniilv Mri%nunn Institute of Management Accounting •Field trips to accounting firms •C ' ommuniry service Ironi Kitw: Amlrcj Miller, V ' crtmuj Icnscn. UhKI Kcnnc - and Hcjthcf I tinkc Rt»w 2 Alliwin Happic, Icnnilcf HjlvcrM n. Jciri l-Jtrcli. Niihan Muldcn. Pam BrcuMci. Kjcrnuitc ( inpby jml Mjty S4.1111 Bjik Row: Mjtk Hcjicr. Mike X ' il« n. RjhnI XX ' cxxi. C !hti HoMcii jnd Jcnnilcr 1 Unicrun. Interfraternity Council •Governing body ot all fraternities on campus •Supported the individual philanthropy events of all fraternal organizations •Supcr ' ised all fraternity rush events From Row; Kill Koitc. jjM n Taylor. Marr t inp. Thomas C!(M pcr and Ryan (iilli . Rin 1- Riprcm Cirern. Josh johnwn. C!had Clory, John Wclion. Tyson Paapc and t jig { burn. Back R«m-; Joel Schoonvdd. Brcfi Wellhjuscn. Rvan [)old and Nick Wills. International Reading Association •Promoted literacy worldwide •Supported teacher training in the Philippines •Worked with the Horace Mann students and planned special activities with them From Row: Man Ryan, tilcn Bluml. Par ITiompson and Icnnifcr Jensen. Riiw 1. Nicole IVmpsev. Amanda Shaffer and Narolie Schwarrz. Back Row: l.ori Barnetr. ( ndv Carrigan. Krisri Nildascn and F.vie Boxrcr. International Student Organization •Participated in Festival of Cultures •Hosted International Dinner •Provided speakers for a variety of school and communit) ' e ' ents Front Kcrw. Bdvn(MudjM- Njncv Hardee. ALtnr Wirarji. (an ( jmcrtm jrKl SK »ko Iihiin »in Rnw 2 NofikoOmi. Ttffanv Woddward. Piffan»c Birdwng. I OTndri Shrorha. Rurh Malaga. MKalrcna Mantoor ar d Mamilu Noda Rtm- IVring I ' ant»r. oki Mauji. Ammi Mahucht. laiitah Sa% . AuMin Haffke. Klaine IVi. Nar ukn Kawamoto and Adnana HcrnarHJc NtcdcI Rtm • Irnni Frarni n. KcnKhimu Kopi. 1 irnoln Ndep»a. luan ' iiUI« ho4. Sarcnhi lanihara. Sh«»kn Naga«Aa ar d I ' oamaka NwT»vt ftaik R «» ( harlo Vctin. K »Vi aka|ja»a. Mavifumt Ntarvumoro. Martin UVJff. Scon Ahn. Mmiliaku Nwinx. Arrurula Huhmann aruJ Munaha a tirn Common On M KDLX •Broadcast music through Channel 9 •Hosted Fall Freeze and Spring Thaw Front Row: [ ug Montgomery. Sara C ' altlweli, Kristin Jenn and Karmin Kyhl. Row 2: Justin Burttni. Mike Hngland. Jamie Harris. Kaley Hutchison, Kim Kajok. Iraty C ' arey and Duff Panics. Row 3: Neal Dunkcr, Shane X ' ilmcs, Jeremy Snell, Heather Hainlinc, Heather Jordan and Ryan Fours. Row 4: Brant Cummins. Kent Ruehtcr. Miich Munson, Tim Tuesday, Stephen Haynes, Fan Leppin and Adam Oroegmueller. Back Row: Chris Pack, Zac Davis. Matt Gorgen. Diistin McC urdy, Chris Andrews and Dallas Ackcrman. Koncerned Individuals Dedicated to Students •Mentor program for local elementary students •Halloween, winter and Sock Hop parties •Game nights Front Row: Lindsay Jilka, Laura Keller, Jill Kreisler and Kara Rollins. Row 2: Dawn Thelen. JoBeth Lenox. Kristin McKay. Kim Rogers. Jamie Deao. Vanae Cooper. Keri Schweigel and Nicole Dempsey. Row 3: Tonia Rapinac. Eric O ' Brien. Donna Shubkagel. Kim Hennings. Jill Hecker, Kiley Nissen, Katherine Strauch. Janal Moore, Enza Solano, Beth Fajcn and Audra Riley. Row 4: Betsy Liebsch, Melissa , teese, Megan Prescoti, Kristi Girard, Becky Kondas, Amy Carpenter, Holly Stevens, Kelly Lassiter and Mary Poeta. Back Row: Marie Allen, Jill Sievers, Kelsi Bogdanski, Karl Schweigel, Corey X ' right, Kim Lamberty, Haley Alexander, Lori Ficken and Jessica Clausenon. KNWT-TV 8 Executive Staff •Broadcast and produced K wa Academy Awards •Aired Thursday night MIAA football games Front Row: Kerry Jones, Vicky Huff and Stephanie Richard. Back Row: Josie McCleron, Nicholas Drake. Kevin King. Chad Cory and Leah Byrn. KNWT-TV 8 •Offed a wide variety of programs that were completely produced, directed and performed by students Front Row: Kerry Jones, Vicky Huff and Stephaine Richard. Row 2: Arlisa Johnson, Josie McClernon, l-cah Byrn and Kirsten Andcr7hon. Row .3: Kerry Finncgan, Mike F ngland, Chad Cory, Megan Wilkerson and Monica Frost. Back Row; Nicholas Drake, Kevin King. Kir Kctterman, David Douglass and Ben Fields. Lambda Pi Eta •National scholastic honorary for students either majoring or minoring in communication Fr int Row: F.h abcth Dorrel. Sarah ( iowdy and Angela I ' atton. Row 2: Carrie Knight, Jennifer Bonnet i. Sarah Hamhrccht. Becky Kondas and Virgina Fxiwards. Back Row: Regan l) Kld, Angie Person, l.cah Byrn. Alex Berry, Kllen Slubh. and Julie Steffes. Ionizations roleinOdGlSexpress concer n ory o u t n ■ by Amy Zcpnick Children needed role nnxlels. They needed mentors to educate, encourage and listen to them. C ' hildren needed triends who laughed at their jokes, played with them and enjoyed their company. Northwests Konccrned individuals Dedicated to Students program provided this attention to children in Maryvillc and surrounding communities. KIDS paired college students with pre-kindergarten and elementary school children. Each year, applications were sent home with children from local schools that allowed them to be a partner with a college student who shared their interests. All the children who applied were accepted, and active KIDS members were encouraged to spend time with their new friend. " You hang out and pose as a role model, " Jessica Clausen said. " Some of the kids don ' t have fathers, so we try to mentor them and have fun. " The members held parties every other Wednesday at the Conference Center. They spent two hours playing, talking and helping the children. " We had a welcome back party, " Jill Kreisler said. " We had coloring and games. We also had a Halloween party where everyone had to dress up. We played holiday games there, too. " Besides benefiting the children, the KIDS members were touched. " I love being around the kids, " Kreisler said. " It ' s just onc-on-one in the program and you ' re acting as a mentor and a big sister. " TTie organization gave the members the opportunity to impacted the youth of the program. " It ' s knowing you made a difference. " Clausen said. " They made you their friend because a lot of them don ' t have anyone else. You are someone they look up to and that ' s a good feeling. " The children stayed in the KIDS program one to four years, depending on family situations. The long-term involvement gave the college students the drive to continue with the program. " I will definitely do this next year, " Clausen said. " Trying to make someone else ' s lite better is what life is all about. " the Koncemcd Irulividials Dedicated to Students Christmas party, area children play games and receive iflb. KIDS gave students a chance to spend time with children in the community. Photo by Aniy Roh ■owl I • C- dbliEmjL pravokes33feWp|||33SQ3 " by Jackie Tegen Working hand in hand with Campus Safety, Rape Is Going to Have To Stop accompHshed its main goal. Whether it was through educational programs or escorting students at night, RIGHTS ' members took a stand against sexually related crimes. RIGHTS participated in several on-campus events to help spread their message. They handed out ribbons for World AIDS Day, Breast Cancer Awareness month and to help remember Matthew Shepard, a victim of hate-crime. The most important skill of a RIGHTS member was listening. " We are willing to open an ear for anyone to talk to, " RIGHTS president Jamie Gaston said. RIGHTS members were heard by many across the campus and in the community through the various events they sponsored. They held several self-defense courses where Campus Safety and Maryville Public Safety officers were on-hand to show ways of stopping an assailant. This helped reinforce RIGHTS ' purpose. According to Gaston, RIGHTS ' main focus was, " To educate on sexual assaults and basically the rights people have when it came to situations. " Because of the tremendous success of the RIGHTS program, Northwest was picked as one of 50 schools to host a course. Rape Aggression Defense Training, held in the spring trimester. An original goal of 1 2 students enrolled in RADT was surpassed when 50 students had enrolled by December. According to Campus Safety Director Clarence Green, much of this success could be attributed to RIGHTS. " They have great leadership and great direction, " Green said. " They aren ' t overbearing with the information they present, but they are on the edge in trying to stop sexual crimes. " To spread awareness, Sara Ramsey and Jenna Rhodes sit patiently in the Student Union on World AIDS Day to hand ou red ribbons. This was just one of the many events that RIGHTS actively participated in. Photo bf Christine Ahrem OrtMn izations M-Club •( )mposcd t)f athletes who earned a varsity letter in any sporr ' Collected tickets and contrt lled crowd at athletic events •Worked with I ' oys for Tors •Sponsored Athletic Hall of Fame Bancjiiet Irunt Ktm Mjit AIkU-, Matt Rnid. St-iMt ( ouricf jru] Ajumi Hrvkcf Rim ' J 1 mJvTonitinwm. BryAiin ( 4Hik. ctt4 Httkincx. Mq ' in ( jilvon, Amjiiiii I ' tquluit, Sjrjh ManJrup jittl krrulrj Smith Htrw Itov ( ' hjpnun. |o h Mrihn. AnuniLi X ' ltucl. Miikv Kiuknun, I i j duiljiuJi, Knutr iVinmcl. Sue Siholtcn iiul Irnnikr Monuin Ki w 4 Njtc liiti. ( jiit Kiti . Mjii ' lri%Hln. t hrti Vuti. 1 iiuluv Hcxk. Brvic liiHKl iiid Aiijii) lijticv H ,k Htm ] Vhncvkloth. Djimm ( wc(». Mjik Mju . lituni Un n. Uu n litrrr. Ojlsx |jnw:n. [Vni r Sump jml Hr hili Shjnnoii Medium Weight Forks •l-iterary magazine devoted to publishing works of literature and arr submitted by students, faculty and staff at Northwest I-nmt Rtm: Km I ivis. Row Rt» cfmug ' and |on Hakcr. Sara Rjnivc) ' inil (Urnr AIIimim Kick Rim-: |(»ihiu V inuni. ( iic Millikan Hall Council •Developed and supported anything involving Millikan Hall, Residence Hall Association and National Residence Hall Honorary iTont Row: Sua Kudcn, Sjircnj Murrjy and Sarah Halscy. Row2; Munaba Na nro, Anna buurom. Jessica Vochatzcr and Dena Hoimcr. Back Row: Buflfy Strong and julic Robcrw. Mortar Board •National senior honor society that recognized students for outstanding scholarship, leadership and service •Hosted a faculty appreciation tea •Participated in middle school tutoring Front Rem-: Stdanic Mcs-cr. loc X ' iicox and [Dakota IVrr. Row 2: Regan [Xxid. Shannon Tcbhcnkamp. Sarah Studis. Amy Pulham and Juhc B K»klc«. R »w .V C urtno- Vcagcr. C amilla ( icuy. ( jruly ( larri| n and Debbie Grantham. Back Row; Andrew Sacgcr and Icnnifcr ( lark. Music Educators National Conference •Hosted a regional junior high music festival •Attended the MMEA State Conference •Sptjnsorcd various workshops ln nt Row [rem Buckner. Iracv N ' rilone. Paul MaUuno-. Nathan Hoiicate and ane Knudtton Row 1: JcwKa Smith. Cmcv X ' hitakri. .Mefcan Allbauf:h. FJilaheth I ffseri ai d Staiv Sthumachet Row V Mdiua Auwattet. Amanda Miller. Kellv Hoefle. loren ,rav. Sam ( tu«t, Sarah omfort. (.retihen tnfic and leigh Stock Row ■»: (Ihrntophet Hccker. ( amilla (peuy. lamir Welch. Kim Reidlin| . ' .ourtt ey Veaget. Aihlev rVnifcan. Stelicca Reidlengrr. Sarah Mct ' 4irdv arnj Ht abeth Jfalrer Row S, Brian oo (flahn. I a Td I Kter. Man Wifrit . Sabrtru Nemvrr. Kent Pierp Mni. Cjrnc Shuck. Sarah I ' honut and juvlin Babbitt Back Row Scott dipcon. Kalin lapji. S idr e l.ibcack. Beau Htyen. BtKr Willion. Aclam t jrtwn|thi. fctK Woodward and Nathan Holfcate Rape Is Going to Have To Swp H ' National Agri-Marketing Association •Opened to all agriculture and business majors with an emphasis in ag-business, ag-economics or marketing •Sold barnwarming T-shirts Fronc Row: jcnnikr johannabcr. C!!hrissy Cuniinale and Leigh Meyer. Row 2: Tawnia Sheeder, Chrisry Ravmond. Keith Pietig and Valerie Cooper. Back Row; Ryan l.ockridge, Carrie McCaw and Hope Sthloman. National Residence Hall Honorary •Provided recognition and support for students who contributed outstanding service and leadership in the advancement of the residence hall system •Held a training session for hall council executive boards Front Row: Jennifer Faitys, Jcnna Rhodes and Jessica Tesmer. Row 2: Amy Carpenter, Becky Kondas, Margie Hintalla, Stefanie Meyer, Kim Wall, Carie Coan. Back Row: Matthew Hackett, Shawn Sandell, Jacob Rceser, Becky Dahike and Kate Dooley. Newman Center •Designed for those who were CathoHc or had a Catholic interest •Prayer and discussion groups •Participated in highway cleanup Front Row: Jessica Smith, Lynsi Rahorst. Ang Gray and Becky Weedcr. Row 2: Jamie Deao. Melissa Spandl, Kelly Ramsey, Jenny HeitholT, Leslie Dickherber, Elaine Schafer and Sarah Zuerlein. Row 3: Father Percr Ulrich, Michelle Zoeilner, James Rice, Travis Bray, Zane Knudtson, Justin Frederick, Teresa Schlueter and Justin Kavan. Back Row: John Olhberg, Cieorge Gordon, Jordan Elbert, Chad Greenwav. Phillip Koehler. Chris Farmer and JefFGoettemocllcr. Northwest Flags •Performed during football halftime games with the Bearcat Marching Band •Hosted an indoor high school flag competition on Homecoming •Performed feature during the basketball season Iront Row; Andrea Ben tson. Lisa Ciazaway and Racyndeah Parkhurst. Row 2: Ann Brady, Jessici ' ilmes, Amanda Shaffer and Jennifer Triviti. Back Row: Cindy Roberts, Charlotte Jorgenscn, Jean Mcssncr, Shcri Skcens and Stacey Krambcck. Northwest Missourian •Weekly, national award-winning paper •Covered campus community news, sports and features •Top 1 percent of all college newspapers I ront Rfm-: Debbie Bacon. .Michacia Kanger. jamasa Kramer and Marjic Kosman. Row 2: Lisa Hllsc, Mike Ransdcll. Ri b Diivall, Jav n Myers and Valeric Mossman. R ,w 3: Jacob DiPietre, Krica .Smith, jjilyn Dicrkmgand I jura Ptichard. Back Row: Burton laylor. Josh Haharty, John Pctrovic, Ken Wilke and Heidi I ' lfKrsch. OrJrfnizi gariizatu)ns freshmenGHtGla floorofmafurifv b ' Kelscy Lowe The closing of South Complex caused much anticipation for residents of Frankcn Hall, who were scheduled to move into the newly renovated complex in the spring. Although the building was not ready for residents, another change was taking place. " There were a few conflicts in the beginning with upperclassmen being upset about having freshmen roommates, but as far as I know it worked out fine once they nict the person, " Melissa Gilkison, seventh floor resident assistant, said. Three out of approximately 20 freshmen in Franken were placed on the coed seventh floor. This yielded a period of adjustment for upperclassmen, freshmen and in some cases, parents who were concerned about both sexes living on the same floor. " 1 think that for a freshman coming in, it might freak them out a little bit because they ' re not used to that type of environment, " Gilkison said. " I think parents might have a problem with it, or at least have concerns about it. On move-in day I did have a couple come up with concerns, but once I talked to them they were fine. " Brittany Miller and Jen Lindaman were two of the freshmen who lived on the floor. As roommates, they found it difficult to be the only female freshmen on the floor and both planned to move at the end of the lall trimester. Miller was skeptical about living on a coed floor from the moment she received her room assignment. " I dreaded it, " Miller said. " I did not want to be here at all. I was an incoming freshman and wanted to live on an all-female floor because I thought I ' d make more friends. I made a lot of friends, but I really had to try hard to do that because most other freshmen became friends with other people on their floor. " Miller said although it was a good idea to try the concept of freshmen living on a coed floor, it was one that should not have been repeated in the future. However, Miller liked being able to go next door to ask upperclassmen for advice and appreciated the quiet atmosphere. " When you need to study, no one is ever blasting their music, " Miller said. " It ' s nice to be able to study in your room. That ' s one thing I 11 really miss. ' Feelings about the coed floor were as mixed as the class standings and genders of its residents. In the battle of the sexes, anything was fair game. Comfc rtabl« with the coed life-style. Brittany Miller and hall mate John Small watch tctevnion in her room. Brittany and her roommate were the only female freshmen on the seventh floor of Frankcn. Pttoto by Oinstme Ahrtm Seventh Flcxir FramJer semiprafessionglagenQf ofi ers| ' 03|woriclexPeiiei1hA ■ by Jammie Silvey For rwo years, Big Shoe Graphics had given Northwest art students the experience of a professional pubUshing company. Big Shoe Graphics was set up to give students the opportunity to work on advertising design projects. Their clients ranged from independent authors to professional companies. Students gained the experience necessary for the design agency world and added highlights to many of their resumes. Students were able to see the projects published, which was a step further than the typical academic class assignment. " They (the clients) come to us wanting something done and we usually give them a price range about how much something is going to cost, " Br ian Cornelius said. Students received bids from the organization based on which design idea the client liked best. " Then, Warner (Craig Warner, Big Shoe Graphics ' adviser) presents the problem, what the client wants, as far as whatever they want done like illustration for the book or a logo for the company, " Cornelius said. " He presents it to a group of us, and basically the people just decide if they want to work on it or not. So it ' s pretty much open to anyone that wants to show up to the Big Shoe Graphics ' meetings. Then, whoever wants to, goes ahead and draws thumbnails and presents one to three pieces to Mr. Warner and he presents everything to the client. " From there, the clients picked the design they liked best. A contract was made and the students whose idea was appointed as the head of the project. Although some aspects of Big Shoe Graphics made it seem like a professional agency, it also had many characteristics of the free-lance world. One of the differences was the constant change among the students who worked on the projects. " It ' s kind of like a free-lance and an art agency, " Cornelius said. " But it ' s not like a regular agency because we have to go and find somebody because we aren ' t well enough known. Plus, we are rotating people in and out, and people graduate and leave; so it ' s pretty much an open bid to anyone in the group. " Students got involved and did projects for Big Shoe Graphics not only to add to their resumes, but also to gain knowledge of how to work through the final production process with publishers. Those who were willing to put in the time and hard work received a sample of what life was like after college. Second-year member of Big Sh oe Graphics Brian Cornelius works o thumbnails for a new client. Big Shoe Graphics was a design compan housed in the art department that provided service for payin customers. Photo by Heather Epperly Offfimizati ions Northwest Science Fiction Organization C irDup (it Mudcnts who slurcd an interne in K.icncc fiction •MjKstcd movie nights 1 tiiiii Kim Mikr t jtM-n. K hcl ( ot jiul Man Kiifni Northwest Steppers •Danced at all home football and basketball games •Held dance clinics for the community I-fnni Row: Suiv Mamcin. Molly Xynn, Hrunnc iilc Aiui I iiuc IjLittn Rim 1 MiUiy Moffiv and (hjrify Richanison. Rj4.k Riiw: Stephanie Hrnlry, Amy 1 unmin and ( ofnc Hcllunu. Northwest Student Athletic Trainers ' Association •Promoted the profession of athletic training for students interested in becoming certified athletic trainers •Helped athletes with injuries From Row: (Livmc l-cdford. I)cb€ rjh Hibncr, Ann- Howard and D.j. Ciililland. Row 2: I ind c ' MaM»n. DawOili. Kelly Archer. Rachel Oiunncv- and Kelli Rarlift. hack Row: Jeff Smith. jamolMer. Meranda Adwcll. Denue Schoenborn. Jay Hcdper and Kristma Clordie. One Less Car Bike Club •Welcomed anyone who had an interest in bicycling •Informed bikers of upcoming races, rides and tours Front Row: Aaron Kmtheloe. Riutcll Fich and Daniel Jenxn. Bade Row: Anthony Rm. Jotuthon MiXK n aiui Don Rolling. Order of Omega •National honorary for men and women in Greek letter fraternities and sororities •Annual Watermelon Fest e ery September for all Greek organizations on campus •Presented and sp in.sored Greek awards during (ireek Week FriHit Row: AJei Betr -. lenniter Rule, l ehbi ( iraniham arni AnpH McAdam Row Z |ec«ca tU Mdy. Karen Harmann. Sarah Studtc Hrianne ( ulet. Amv Bea Tt. Stacv Sanchelli and Mendv X ' il«on Row .V |u»tin Burton. Alicia lohnwn. Megan johnton. Natalie Harhin. Ijurie Zimmerman ar d lu»tin Fn Eelhardl R«»» •» Mark Peder« n. Krwina ( ordie. Niki Prart. ;her H V«aert and Amanda Vt ' alket Back Row: Kvie Niemann. Mike RoheftM n. leff Smirh. Rvan treor . Heath Burch and Dj-vt Rtt7M.ka Big Sh(Te Gra Q Panhellenic •Governing body of sororities on campus •Supported the individual philanthropies of all Greek organizations •Sponsored sorority rush events •Hosted Pomp Break and Spring Preview Hronl Row: Mcndy Wilson, Sarah Alexander and Jessica Boynton. Row 1: Jennifer Fuller, lamie Borsh, Krisia Broylcs, Jusiin Shaw and Tittany Burncs. Row 3: Rita DclSignore, Jill Dauner. Janelle McMullen, Alicia Johnson, Michelle l.udwig and Becca Finocchio. Back Row: Kristen Huster, Cindy Tjeerdsma, Erica Monjara ., Jenny Fahlstroni, Melanic Sicdschlag and Keili Rowlands. Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Actives •Gave yearly scholarships to music students Front Row: Nathan Holgatc. Ryan fieier, C ' hris Marple, Zane Knudtson, Nic Vasquez and Chris Pack. Row 2: Loren Bridge, Chris Shobe. Bill Riley, Seth Wheeler, Sydney Libsack, Stephen Haynes. IVent Buckner and Sieve Dobisch. Row 3: Loren Gray. Casey Whitaker, Daniel Baker, Anthony Edelen, Chad Brown. David Potter and Adam Droegemueller. Back Row: Matt Elifrits, Troy Dargin, Kalin Tapp, Sam Crust. Bob Tuit. Adam Cartwright. Eric Woodward and Soren Wohlers. Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia New Members •Supported and promoted music and musicians Front Row: Paul Mashaney. Brian Von Cilahn, Andrew Cipson and Eric Beier. Row 2: Justin Babbitt, Craig Biihman. Tracy Vittone. Chtistopher Hecker and Dan Harbaugh. Back Row: Brice Willson, Beau Hcycn. Jeremy Barlow and Jacob Green. Phillips Hall Council •Hosted social activities •Participated in fund-raising events Front Row: Chris Bolinger. Jeff ( ' Ncal, Kristie McAninch and Kim Wall. Row 2: Candice Allen, Kate Mcdclian, Noellc jagger, Jacquc Scrflatcn, Michelle Zocllner and Stephanie Landers. Row y. Deann Hubcr. Heidi Hesrcr, Robert .Shoults and Michael Roberts. Back RowiBrian Howard, Brian Robinson, Dean -Smith, Jordan Filbert and Ucvin Ewart. Pi Beta Alpha •Business club opened to all business majors •Sponsored professional speakers on a variety of topics Ffont Row: Jcnnitct Brannen, Michelle Rasa and Angie Richard.son. Row 2: Jcsa Corbctt, Anne McCarthy. Carrie Fubbs and Amy Wilson. Back Row: Dr. J. Patrick Mclaughlin and Erika Baker. Oriwnizati ions II I entsOfalainsociaiClirBCtion fr«» " ' naHco " nc " suDDorl by Amy Zepnick Meeting friends and getting involved was a major goal for college students. However, many of them did not know where to start because there were more than 1 50 organizations to choose from. Hall councils were designed to lead residents into involvement on campus and to help them meet students living in their residence hall. Each residence hall had a council led by a president and officers including the hall director. Meetings were held once a week and the members divided into committees. They ranged from the publicity committee, that made signs for upcoming events, to the programming committee, that planned social events and contests. " I like hall council because it gives me opportunities. " Emily Mersmann said. " I can participate in community service which is something I love. This is the only organization on campus I ' ve found that gives me a chance to do that. " Another goal of the councils was to keep people interested in participating. Hudson Hall Council had laundry lotto as an incentive for its residence. At every meeting, if a member brought a quarter, they had a chance to win all the money in the raffle. Hudson also had Hudsonopoly where students received a paper dollar for every council event and meeting they attended. At the end of the trimester, prizes such as picture frames and Christmas lights were auctioned using the fake money. Each hall council planned different activities for residents. Social activities, home improvement projects and community service were encouraged. " I like the idea of doing something that makes a difference, " Mersmann said. " It actually matters to someone and brightens their day. " Hall councils were readily accessible gateway organizations on campus. Residents could find out how to become more involved on campus and make new friends. " Hall council helps with leadership skills. " Anna Eustronm said. " It lets you get involved and it informs you about what ' s going on around campus. It ' s very beneficial to students. " Ddijhted by her new waikie talkie secjenna Rhodes enteruins Cynthia Poindexter and Kan Sperber at the Hudson Hail Council Hudsonopoty night Each person who attended hall council nieetings received Hudson bucks to use at the end of the trimester to buy various gifts. Photo by Chmrmt Ahnm Hall Coil }M IHernyDUbliCaftiOnORenS oppoftuiiitiesfQ|9spiringyyf| irti( by Laura Pearl Occupying a few rooms in the southeast corner of Golden Hall, the Greentower Press made its mark on University history. It was successful in producing literary publications such as The Laurel Review. Although The Laurel Review achieved a high level of recognition, receiving awards for both design and individual ability, its beginnings were a bit shaky. The publication was created by Dr. Mark Defoe of West Virginia Wesleyan Gollege n 1961. As time passed, the publication began to face financial problems. In ' 86, Dr. David Slater, Dr. Bill Trowbridge and Dr. Graig Goad, helped to bring the publication to Northwest. The literary magazine was partially funded by an $8,500 budget line item in the University budget, meaning the money was provided to the publication by the University. The Laurel Reviews budget ran from $17,000 to $18,000 per year. The magazine received the rest of its funding from grants from the Missouri Arts Gouncil and subscriptions. To achieve its success and maintain professional atmosphere. Slater and the editors of The Laurel Review worked to keep a couple of goals in mind regarding the publication. " We hope to publish both promising and established writers, to make their works available to people and to enhance the reputation of the University, " Slater said. Slater also emphasized the fact the magazine was not intended exclusively for professors and was made so people of all sorts could read and enjoy it. " It is not exclusively an academic journal, " Slater said. " Ours is a general, sophisticated audience. " Submitting material to the publication was not limited to professionals, although certain people were not allowed to submit because of possible editor bias. " Anyone except someone from Northwest is eligible to submit, " Slater said. " This keeps the integrity of the magazine. " Those submitting material could send a number of types of writing to the publication. The Laurel Review published contemporary poetry, contemporary short stories, contemporary creative nonfiction, prose poems, reviews and translations. Together, the staff worked to create a quality publication that would reflect well on the magazine and the University. Through dedication to handling the selection of material as fairly as possible, the staff achieved a positive reputation that helped it to thrive and endure. Faculty members of Greentower Press edit entries for The Launi Revitw. After all of th submissions were read, the group discussed which pieces would be published. Photo by mY Ro H 1 Ijanization.s Pi Omega Pi •Natiiirul business teacher education honor stKicty Ironi Rim Muiulrj Moiin. Imtuu Smiih jnd Umic (tjtion Ki L Rim Shjdiuiii Miriiv »nini luiiKf. NjiHy xlit) uni AngcU Smith. Pre-Med Club •Gave members insight kn professional schcK)ls •Worked at the Bearcat concession stand I nmi Rtm: IVgp- Miffuui. Kahjul Mon jr. Mmilukii Nwii t and Kim Hurkrmpcr Rim 1 )cr»ctic Smith. Rjihcl i MX. Dr Su jnnc 1-rui.hi. Dj id Hji nwc. ( jrolinc ( mcron Jiid Aliir (tillr pic Ki w 3: Oirt%tinc Kjgjii. Jcnnj )iihnwm, Keltic BIckH, [octu (Irani and Stqthjntc L ndcft. Hack Rim: Jennifer (.!tark. Uzoamaka Nwnyc. Icreu Schlueter and Shelli Suda. Psi Chi •National honor society to encourage, stimulate and maintain excellence in scholarship of individual members in all fields, particularly psychology, and to advance the science of psychology Front Row: Mithclc (luilfotd jnd Amy Pulliam. Back Row: t cM)y (irintham. Anthony Rio. Njialit Harbin and Brca Fowler. Psychology Sociology Society •Trips to psychiatric museum and Great Plains Psychology Conference •Arranged for psychology speakers to come to campus •Theme dances for group homes From Row: Cyrrundc Zalula, David Szrhowtki and Amy Pulliam. Row 2: IXiff Paul«. Icuica Woodrufl. Danielle Thibault. Satrciu Murray and Pamela Sroen . Back Rim-: Statie I ' rour, |etcmy Vl ' ohlford. lustin Rom and Kelfey Ixmr. Public Relations Student Society of America •PRSSA Day •Wells Pumpkin Projea •Promotion in Motion Front Row: Anfcela Paifon. Fjin Wallace and Mi«ie S cvrn» Rim- 2 ( arrie Knight. Jennifer BonrKti. Sarah Hambrccht. Virginu FJward and ( " jtherine Pardiin Back Riiw kriMen lundgien. Meredith XTiire. AIct Befrv. Ellen S«ubb». Regan flndd and Angie IVnon The Laurel Reiihi Radio Television and News Directors of America •Broadcast the Homecoming parade •14 members attended conference in Charlotte, N.C. •Produced news magazine " Northwest this Month " •Taped the Celebration concert for the music department Front Ri»w: Kini Kjjok. Kerry Jones, Stephanie Richard and Kirsten Anderzhon. Row 2: Dan Dozar, Allisha Moss, .-Vrhsa Johnson, Josic McClernon and Leah Byrn. Row 3: Brooke Burns, Lisa BelL Tim Durbin and Nichole Ciotisch. Back Row: Justin Ross, William Helps, Nicholas Drake and Kevin King. Residence Hall Association •Governing body of all residence halls •Programs included: residence hall trick-or-treating, midnight bowling and an annual semi-formal dance •Sponsored study sessions at the end of each trimester Front Row: Jcnna Rhodes, Jealainc Vaccaro, Becky Kondas and Nicole Miller. Row 2: Jamie Gaston, Shelly Guhde, Lori White, Cynthia Poindexrer, Greg Swynenburg, Sara Begley and Julia Kitzing. Row 3: Kelsey U we. JoF.lien Hancock, Jeremy Davis, Danielle I ' hibaiilt, Jenna Hernandez, Sara Magnus, Amy Carpenter and Sabrina Marquess. Row 4: Matt Baker, Jcnn Bicre. Lisa Rathburn, Adrian Jones. Russell VCcnz, Cody McKown and Ryan Gove. Back Row; Shawn Sandell, Jacob Reeser, Craig Markus, Adam Fimer and Andrew Saeger. 102 River Wildlife Club •Opened for anyone interested in ecology, conservation, nature, wildlife, a healthy environment or any outdoor recreation Front Row: Eric Viera, Stephanie Gilchrist and Angie Bowman. Row 2: Amy Hunt. Melissa Spandl. Eliabeth Brothers. Kelly Ramsey and Nathan Woodland. Back Row: Warren Grouse, Patrick Iske, Stan Kochlcr and Dr. David Easterla. Rape Is Going to Have To Stop •Coordinated and managed the campus escort service with assistance from Campus Safety •Hosted a variety of peer education activities to educate students, faculty and staff about issues of sexual assault, rape and sexual harassment •Promoted a safe campus Front R(»w: Melissa Brcazilc, Anne Mct arthy. Jamie Gatson and Marcie Sherman. Row 2: Jean Messner, Cynthia Pomdcxter. Sara Ramsey, Jcnna Rhodes and Andrea Jorgenscn. Back Row: Mike Fields, Kristy Bcrtv. Matthew Hackctt and Russell Wenz. Scribblers •Created a community of active writers at Northwest •Hosted two student readings each trimester and two readings by visiting writers each trimester Front Row: Jon Baker, atric Allison and Eric Davis. Back Row: Joshua Vinzant, CJatic Rosemurgy, Jennifer Patie and Kerry Durrill. OruJnizati ions EVPointGxlStEldeiltSate " - cel mpuspoilllJPlOn As students left high schix)! and entered a more independent ainiospherc. one major dirterence was eommunication. College students were deemed responsible enough to communicate independently, and Student Senate was the governing body of the students that were appointed to help them be heard. " Student Senate is the recognized voice to the students in the government system, " Carol Cowles. assistant vice president of Student Affairs. Through activities and meetings students learned about campus activities. Weekly meetings offered insight into what was happening on campus. " We meet every Tuesday night and we usually have a guest speaker. " Laurie Zimmerman said. " We ' ve had the construction manager come and speak; we ' ve had administrators tell us about tuition prices, then we relay the information to the student body. " Freshmen were even encouraged to join the organization as well. " I saw the Student Senate table during Advantage Week and I thought it looked like fun. " freshman representative Jenna Hernandez said. While there were three representatives per class, on and off-campus representatives and seven executive board members elected, students who were not elected into a position got involved by becoming associate or committee members. Responsibilities included helping out in many of the activities like the Homecoming parade, open forums, the blood drive, class meetings and the legislative forum. " There are a number of associate members that attended meetings and make themselves available to The offkeri of the Student Senate, including President Laurie Zimmerman. give their weekly reporu. Student Senate had repre»enutjves from each class and on and off-campus represenutives. Photo by Amy Roh help out on committees. " Cowles said. Members learned about clubs and organizations that could benefit them socially and academically. " Student Senate is an excellent way to collaborate with the faculty. " Cowles said. " Through decision making, students learn teamwork, communication and leadership skills that are valuable outside of the classroom and college. " Student S enifte Sigma Alpha Iota •Professional music fraternity for women music major or minors •Caroling at nursing homes and the Sweetheart Formal with Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. •Hosted receptions for several recitals Fronr Row: Xtflisvu Rcidlinger. Alli Neibling, C amilla Geiiy. Sarah Thomas and Megan Allbaugh. Row 2: Marsha Smith, C ' ourcnev Ycagcr. Michelle Rtihl. Julie Bookless, Sarah IjBarr, Megan Van Alstine, Kjh- niK;kus, Hrin McKillip and F.lizdbcth VC ' alters. Row 3: Rachel Nichols, Elizabeth Crow, Sarah Smith, Ashlev IXmgan, Elise Ciutshall, Andrea Dry, Megan Brixey and Abby Heath. Back Row: Sarah Conilori. Lisa Davidson, Maria Newquist, Sarah Meyer. Missy Martens, Kelly Hocfle, Jessica Smith and Sarah McCurdv. Sigma Pi Sigma •Honor society designed to honor recipients of the Presidential Scholarship and those of equal qualifications •Co-sponsored the annual Celebration of Quality Symposium Front Row: Barbara Heusel, Kim Wall. Dakota Derr. Mist) ' Durham and Michael Hubbs. Row2: Sarali Bohl, Laura Pearl, Ijura Kozcl, Angela Davis, Sarah Hambrecht and lonya CoHelt. Row 3: Kevin Schlomer. Michael Dufifey, Amy Abplanalp, Michelle Wiesner and Aimce Lambert. Back Row: Teresa Schluetcr, Christy Crownover. Brian Dorn, Chris Farmer and Rav Barrett. Sigma Society •Women ' s community service organization •Sponsored by Soroptimist International of Maryville •Homecoming participants Front Row: Angie Ward, l ura Phillips. Kristi Hamilton, Sara Francis and Kristina Fry. Row 2: Lor i Barnctt, Amy Laumann, Ttacy Pendleton, Elli C hristensen. Kirsten Anderzhon, Amanda Scott and joAnn Marion. Row 3: Kellie Bleich. Munaba Nasiirc). Jennifer Brand, Leticia Richardson, Laura Leffert, Sue Switzcr and Kathleen Mulnik. Row 4: Elisa Delehant, Marsha Cox, Kelsey Lowe, Vicky Huff. Rachel House. Kcrr ' Finnegan and Jennifer Chipman. BackRow: Andrea Miller, Jennifer Scott, Kristina Williams, Heather Howard, Jaime Long, Danielle Fengel, Teresa Lancey and Diamon Erickson. Sigma Tau Delta •International English Honor Society for English majors •Encouraged the enjoyment of reading and writing at Northwest •Held book and bake sales, roundtable discussions with faculty and movie nights Front Knw; Julie Schrefflcr, Matthew Pearl, C arrie Allison and Karen Heyle. Row 2: Kristi Dunbar, (-harissc Ray. Kerrc Hcintz. Sara Kuden, JoRllcn Hancock and Dr. Chanda I-unston. Back Row: .Sarah Johnson, Kristina Wilhams, Jon Baker, jennier Chipman, Andrew Leibman and Jenny Niese. Society of Professional Journalist •Organization designed to inform students and the community of issues involving the media and the world of journalism From Riiw: Jammic Silvey. Kmibcrly Mansfield. Jackie Tcpen. Kylec Sadler and Nicole Fuller. Row 2: Kricj Smith. Valeric V1os man. Michelle Murphy. Lisa Hiise, Kelsey Lowe and Marjie Kosman. Back Rrrtv: Sarah Smiih. Brcti Stewart. Ken Wilkie. Michael Warner and ( ascy Hargreavcs. olfynizi itions sciencefictiOllanaiyzQcithrough teievisionpi-ogramming by Christine Ahrcns Around the world, dedicated Star Trek fans flocked together to share their common interest in a place beyond earth. Just around the corner was Northwest ' s own U.S.S. Nodaway Star Trek Society. " Wc arc an informal group of friends who have a common interest, with no weirdos or pointy ears, " Andrew Saeger, chief communications officer, said. The Star Trek Society was active several years ago, but died out. In 1997, Saeger and some of his friends split from the Science Fiction Club intending to rekindle a society completely devoted to " Star Trek. " Two years after its rebirth, the group continued to gather in the seventh floor lounge of Franken Hall. A typical meeting involved discussing new developments and answering questions in a weekly trivia contest about episodes of the " Star Trek " television series. Perhaps the most unique aspect in the society was each individuals ' titles. Upon entering, new members were classified at the lower-level — the ensign level. Dakota Dcrr was the group ' s captain, Benjamin Zugg was the first officer and Jon Holt was the chief science officer. Dr. Jim Smeltzer served as the group ' s faculty sponsor. According to Saeger, new members never had to go through an initiation to join the society. However, he mentioned the possibility of taking them into the woods to hunt for fictitious animals known as tribbles. What made this group different from others was possibly the togetherness the members shared. They faithfully met once a week and kept in touch with each other about some of the new technological details in the " Star Trek " television series. On the outside, the group may have looked mysterious; however, a glance on the inside showed the Star Frck Society added to the colorful culture that could llcmben of the Sur Trek Society. Jon Hok. Dakou Derr and Keith Stock, relax at John Reynolds ' hotije The {roup ended the fail tnnnestef by watching the movie " Star Trek Insurrection. " Photo bf Chmtint Ahrent Northwest. " 7 1 ' U.S.S. Ntxlaway Star Trek St)ciety Student Association for Multicultural Education •Participated in Multicultural Quiz Bowl and Taste of Cultures •Helped raise donations for food bank From Row: Sarah Halscy, Precious Tillman, Elli Christensen and JoAnn Marion. Row 2: Kristy Yourscy. Jen Boyer. BiifK ' Strong, Dena Hotmer and Jennifer Scorr. Back Row; Stan Koehler and Megan Hcnning. Student Council for Exceptional Children •Parent and student panels •Sponsored Kids on the Block with Horace Mann students Front Row: Stephaine Cook and C olleen McKenzie. Back Row: Marianne Stone, Melissa Young, Cindy Carrigan and Kara McAfee. Student Senate •Represented student body •Allocated funds to organizations •Participated in Homecoming From Row: Jeremy Davis, Julie Treadman, Brand! Hughes, Laurie Zimmerman, Shenaz Abreo and Eddie Pelikan. Row 2: Tiffany Smith, jenna Hernandez, Katie DeHardr, Stacy Rushton, Enza Solano, Kathcrine Phillips, Natalie Schwartz, Michelle Forsen and Tamara Wallace. Row 3: Kent Ruehrer, Mclanic Coleman. Kristin Farley. Keri Williams, Stacy Cummings, Kim Wall, Stacie McLaughlin and Traci Thicrolf. Row 4: Jusin Stacy, Jessy Walker, Thomas Sanchez, Alina Bostio, Jill Dauner. Allison CIcvenger, Kclli Clark and Kara Karssen. Back Row: Brandon Smith, Adam Eimer, Kalin Mieras, Brent Mongar, Andrew Sacgcr, Robert Schneider, Dan Ayala, Kari Spcrber and Jealaine Vaccaro. Student Support Services Advisory Council •Painted and scraped the oldest house in Maryville •Developed leadership skills by participating in different community activities and services •Participated in Adopt-a-Highway Front Row: Satrcna Murray, Melissa Rcidiingcr and Tonya Coffelt. Row 2: Jamie Meyer, Kim Reidlinger, iMclissa Orydalc and Kristina Kim. Back Row: Peggy Marriott, .Scott Mullen, .Scott HIlis and Eva Hart. Tau Phi Upsilon •Independent social sorority •Focused on community service •Participated in Homecoming I-roni Row: (.hriMinc drier. .Mindic Recce, Irina Dinm and l )ri Barnctl. Row 1: Rcl ccca C!arhill, Amanda Mullcr. Danielle Bice, ( iwcn Ik-ycr, Andrea Smith, Klainc Winecoffand AmysueCilasz. Row.V Jennifer Johnson, Jill Wolf, Andrea .McNeil, Melissa Barry, t indy Roberts. JoHcth Ixnox and Caroline Mutt Back Row: Ruth Biswcll. hJizjbeih Barikuski, Jaymic (iunn, Kjiic Lechnet, Courtney Ixchner, KJiubcih Ivihmctscher and Julia lackuin. OrifiViizat ions to nterGStScombine lakeadifrerencc I ma I ' hoti) Lssay by Tower Staff Organizations provided students with the opportunities to meet others who shared their common interests and to take part in activities that benefited the campus. vSome groups were designed to educate and inform students of problems that were taced in society, while others were composed of students from specific academic majors who shared career goals. National organizations allowed students to meet professionals in the fields they wished to excel. After graduating, students •continued At a net set up by the Bell Tower for Northwest Week. Jamie Gatson plays volleyball with other members of Alliance of Black Collegians. Northwest Week allowed the members to relax and have fun as a group. Photo by Amy Roh Bearcat Sweetheart Mindy Thorne cheers as the celebration for Bearcat Football ' s National Championship continues. The Sweethearts were an organization that supported the football team by giving tours to potential players. Photo by Amy Roh Photo Team Leadership •Committed to enhancing and developing the leadership skills of students •Held annual leadership conference " Road Trip to Leadership " Fronr Row: Mclanic Coleman, Jennifer Rule and Jenna Rhodes. Row 2: Brent Mongar and Robert .Aschentrop. Back Row: Heath Burch. Joe Wilcox and Matt Baker. Tower Yearbook •1999 Tower was a National Pacemaker finalist awarded by the Associated Collegiate Press College Media Adviser •Received Gold Crown in 1999 from CSPA CMA Fronc Row: Jaclyn Mauck, Nicole Fuller, Laura Pearl and Erica Smith. Row 2: Amy Roh, Janelle McMullen. Sarah Sirzman, Jammie Silvey and Kyla Trebisovski. Row 3: Sarah Smith, Kelsey Lowe, Laura Prichard, Christine Ahrens, Casey Hargraeves and Heather t ' pperly. Back Row: Amy Zepnick, Cody Snapp. Todd Shawler, Ken Wilkic and Doug Hubble. Turkish Student Association •Sponsored Turkish dinner Front Row: Melis Ahiz, Esai Sertcclik and Esra Inal. Row 2: Safak Atilla, Kerem Cakiroglu, Ogijz Erkan, Emrc ZengiUi, Scrdar Sabir and Ervman Ayvaz. Back Row: Melick Ercanii, Korhan Altindirek, Sinan Atahan, Omer Yurdabag and Alpcr Sayar. University Players •Sponsored lab series theater production Front Row: Colleen Schwalm. Angela Ziebcr, Dcnisc Hastings and Brandon Thrasher. Row 2: Carissa Dixon. Sage Kimbrough, Rachel Vierck. Dyann Varns. Jeannie Baker, Sarah Rush and Jen Downey. Row 3: Sic ' e Oiimann. Molly O ' Brien. Melissa Ough. Lisa Rathburn, Nick Busken and Ben Sumrall. Back Row: Nate Siuber. Craig Weinhold. Keith Buswell, Jim Glaub. Matthew Dendinger, Kyle Rebert and Nathan Reedy. U.S.S. Nodaway Star Trek Society •Discussed new developments with " Star Trek " television show •Movie nights Front Rijw; Andrew Sacgcr, Ben ugg, Dakota Dctr inti Keith St(Kk. Orgnnizf izations Ajdent irlvcicS Sconibine °makead ifference Photo Essay by Totirr Staff jad the opp .)rtunity to join these same groups as jtofessionals. In an attempt to find their identity as they emharked on the :ollege adventure that was Northwest, students were opened :o new adventures, issues and cultures. Between classes and leisure time, organizations offered imusement. provided services and kept students informed. shooting a watermelon seed out of his mouth. Delta Chi Christopher Mashburn points O where it landed. Delu Zeu sponsored the Watermelon Fest giving students the opportunity odo many watermelon-related activities Photo by Amy Roh ' S ' il tji ■T In between classes during Northwest Week, students stop by the Bell Tower for ice cream. Northwest Week was sponsored by many organizations on campus including Student Senate and Residence Hall Association. Pboto by Wendy Broker Sigma Sigma Sigma members hug after the Speak Out for Stephanie Silent Walk. The SOS. Walk raised awareness of campus crime and helped studenu value their friendships and the time they had with family, friends and peers. Phofo by Heather Epperiy Photo INDEX Atxrlc. Mati 258. 305 Abplanaip. Amy 197, 316 Abrco. Shcnaz 318 Ackcrman, Dallas 182, 302 Ackcrman, Danelle 291 Ackcrman, Maiee 19 , 285 Acosia, Jackie 109, 2 6, 278 Adams. Becky 19 , 280 Adams. Brett 277 Adams. Br) ' an 12 Adams. David 197 Adams. Jenny 197. 279 Adams. Katherine 240. 241 Adams. Stettanie 282 Adams. Steven 182 Ades. Shawn 197. 282 .Adkins. Alison 197, 282 Adv ell, Meranda 309 Aeddy, Matt 133 Agriculture Ambassadors 1. 2, 134 Agriculture Club 289 Agriculture Council 289 Ahem, Aiisha 197, 286 Ahlrichs, Rob 197 Ahn, Seen 301 Aiken. Neai 197, 280 Akehurst, Jacob 269, 286 Akin. Beverly 197. 280 Akiz. Melis 290. 320 Albcrtini. Dolores 140 Albright. Tommy 82 Alderson, Aaron 249 Aldred, Kevin 197, 286 Alexander, Haley 197, 302 Alexander, Sarah 285, 310 Allbaugh. Megan 197, 305, 316 Allen, Candice 197, 279, 310 .-Mien, Marie 197, 291, 292, 296, 302 Allen, Shannon 285 Allen, Tommi 182, 289 Alliance ot Black Collegians 42, 46, 289, 293 Allinder, Adricnne 197, 279 Allison, Carrie 305, 314, 316 Alloway, Andy 279 Aim, Sarah 197, 285 Almuttar, Yasene 282 Alpha Chi 291 Alpha Gamma Rho 29, 277 Alpha Kappa Alpha 275, 291 Alpha Kappa Lambda 29, 154, 277, 287 Alpha Mu Gamma 291 Alpha Psi Omega 291 Alpha Sigma Alpha aa(2Z62 ZSZ52Si25 ' Alpha Sigma lota 316 Alpha Tau Alpha 29 Alsup, Richard 242, 258 Altindirek, Korhan 320 Alvarez, Amanda 182, 285 American Marketing Association 291 Anders, Jennifer 197 Andersen, Nicole 197, 280 Anderson, Kristin 197 Anderson, Tiffany 197 Anderson, Victoria 183 Anderzhon, Kirsten 197. 302. 314, 316 Andrew, Bryce 277. 289 Andrews, Chris 182, 302 Andrews, Steven 279 Andsley, Carry 279 Anello, Stephanie 197, 286 Angel, Melissa 266 Ansley, Michele 183, 266 Anthonv, Michael 12 Apple, Liirry 28 1 Archer, Dallas 197, 285 Archer, Kelly 183, 309 Archer, Lisa 197 Arkfeld, Kristy 197, 279 Armbruster, Andy 279 Armstrong, Matt 277 Arndorfcr, Renae 197 Arnold, Dave 14 Arrcguin, Tony 197, 279 Arthur. David 147 Aschentrop. Robert 285. 320 Ashley. Angela 197. 286 Askey. Jenifer 286 Association for Computing Machinery 292 Atahan, Sinan 182, 320 Atilla, .S.ifak 183, 320 Audsley, Barrett 183 Auffert, Megan 197 Auwarter, Melissa 14. 16. 183, 305 Avery, Erin 183, 280 Ayala. Dan 318 Aydar, Esra 1 1 2 Ayers. Chris 197 A) ' vaz. Ervman 320 Ayvaz. Simon 296 314. 316 314. 320 280 161 B Babbitt. Bret 197, 281, 286 Babbitt, Justin 7, 305, 310 Bacon, Debbie 197, 285, 306 Bailey, Adam 264, 305 Bailey, Jeff 197, 279 Bailey, Zachary 1 97 Baker, Daniel 197, 310 Baker, Erika 197, 277, 310 Baker, Heidi 197, 296 Baker, Jaclyn 197 Baker, Jeannie 183. 291. 320 309 Baker. Jenny 197. 299 Baker. Jon 18.3, 305, Baker, Matt 49, 203, Baker, Stephanie 197 Baldwin, Philip 160, Bamli, Lisa 197 Banks, Brandon 285 Banks, Chris 277 Barlow, Jeremy 197, 273, 295, 310 Barmann, Karen 94, 296, Barmann, Tiffany 286 Barnes, Dr. Taylor 108 Barnes, Dustin 62, 285 Barnett, Ellen 183 Barnett, Lori 183, 301, 316, 318 Barnett, Todd 183 Barrett, Heath 197 Barrett, Ray 197, 289, 316 Barry, Melissa 197, 296, 318 Bartkoski, Elizabeth 197, 318 Bates, Tyrone 183, 289 Bauer, Nathan 197, 282 Baxter, Danica 1 83 Baxter, Evalyne 197, 301 Bayer, Joanna 282 Beach, Jamie 277 Beane, Casey 29, 282 Beane, Kyle 197, 279 Bearcat Marching Band 7, 16, 23, 247 Bearcat Steppers 7, 14, 246, 247 Bearcat Sweethearts 14, 17, 292, 319 Beatty, Alex 183, 277, 289 Beaudin, Dani 197 Beaver, Amy 29, 285, 309 Beck, Christine 285 Becker, Aaron 230, 305 Beckham, Crystal 197, 280 Beeny, Karen 197 Beeny, Sheerer 289 Bcerends, Jim 283 Begley, Sara 197, 314 Beier, Eric 310 Beier, Ryan 310 Belding, Brooke 197 Bell, Lisa 314 Bell, Scott 183 Bellamy, Michael 85 Belton, Katie 197, 280 Benge, Mandy 280 Bengtson, Andrea 197, 306 Benitez, Virginia 145 Bennett, Gina 197 Benton, Kristi 285 Berding, Kicli 29, 197 Berecek, Melissa 40 Berger, Justin 197, 296 Bernard, T.J. 183, 282 Berry, . lex 1, 183, 282, 302, 309, 3i; Berry, Bertice 12 Berry, Heather 282 Berry, Kristy 292, 314 Beta Beta Beta Biological Society 292 Bewley, Melissa 1 83 Beyer, Gwen 183, 318 Bice, Danielle 318 Biere, Jennifer 197, 314 Big Shoe Graphics 308 Bikoko, Chikulapati 296 Billesbach, Kelly 1 98 Bird, Cody 183 Birdsong, Tiffanie 198, 301 Biswell, Ruth 318 Bitter, Melissa 183, 280 Black, Justin 129, 130 Blackburn. Richard 198, 277, 289 Blanchard, Nichole 198, 280 Football Front Row; G.Waxrw. G Bonncn. S. Holmei.J. Njlly.T Wools . R. Hanon. D. Purnell. C. Hurd, R. Hack»tLA.Timm rman.A. One. J. McGm. D. White. C. Pugh and T. Miles. Row 2: N. Dowell. P. Glorioso. S. Shjfar A Cowherd, K Sharp. B Sobciyk.T Miles.T Sly. D Becker, J Jones. D. Isom and J. Hill Row 3: J. Meyers. K. Evans.A. Dorrell. M. Serve.A. Schneider. B.Tatum.J. Svoboda. M.Tjeerdsma. S. Bostwick. E. Collins. K. Gordon. W Wagner. B Colhour and J Gustation Row 4 A Becker.A Waldon.J Meyer. R Neidhard, N. Glassnapp. FTaylor. R Miller. C Blakley.J. LeBlanc. B. Scherti. S. Courier. D. Carlson.J Quinlin and A. Crowe. Row 5: G. Sutton M Smith. J Gassman. S Blue. PVoge. B Roth. M Nannmga.T Hood. B Cook. L. Barrett. BWilliams.T. Warren. P Seemann. C Smith and ). Lacey. Row 6: M Kluver. B. Simpson.] Otte.T. Mandel. M. Stewart, N. Forest. M Wilhami. D Luellen. D Doll. A Horn.A Buckwalter. M Voge. K Pavlich and L Wilson Row 7: G Goudge. M. 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Khunnun 0| Btjnncn. Icniutrt |0«. 310 Hrawitc. BrciuU 182 HcM licld. |o 108 Bhv. IVivu 108. MMt Brrxrilc. Mcliua 20S. 314 Bi«U. .Amy 108 Brrcdiovc. KiMundrj 108. 280 Brrnnjn. )in 108. 28S Btrnnjn. Shannon 183 Brrnncr. Rjymond 108 Brrnning. Ri bin ll t BrrJcy. NkoIc 183 Btrtz. .Miihj 183 Brr»i-5tcr. Vim 301 Bridge. I oren 183. 310 Brigp. Irrt 108 Burner. John 108 Brmcr. lindj 183 Bntz. Jamie 108. 2 " 0. 288. 202 Brixey. Megan 316 Broadus. [)on 200 BrtKkman. .Amy 183 Brockman. lom 108 Broker. VCendy 183 Brotikc. Je«ica 108 Brooke. Mikacla 183 Brophy. Julie 108 Brothers. Eliubeih 3H Brown. .Austm 108. 201 Brown. Bridget 14 Brown. C:had 310 Brown. Naialie 60 Brown. Rachcal 183 Brown. Shoba b . 60 Bn wn. Ibm 205 Broyles. Knsta 108. 282. 310 Bruggemann. Ben 22. 108. 2 0 Brumble. Jonhua 108 Brush. Ben 108. 282 Bryxe. Andrew 108 Buchan. Kimbcrly 183. 263 Buthmeier. Jamie 108. 285 Buckley. Beth 280 Buckley. Brandon 201 Buckman. Ada 108 Buckman. Daniel 183. 2 Buiknrr. Iicni 108. W . 3ll) BuikwjUri. .Man 183 Buhnun,(hriv 108 Buhman, ( raig 310 Buki vt . Iciia 34)S Bukowski. Maiiin lOK. 2% BtilUk. ( hriMiiu 213 Bumkiik. tiva 18 Bundr. Minds 108. 286 Burch. Brvlir 108. 280 Burih. Hraih 281. 284. 28S, .30 ). 320 Burthen. Ijnce 8- . ' K Burgher, jcvsi 108 Butkr. Adam 108. 2 " Buikcm(x-t. Kim 108. 28S. 313 Burkcri. Jiunnc 108. 202 Burketi. Sceph 280 Burncs. Ti tVany 108. 28S. 202. 310 Burnett. Megan 108. 205 Burncy. Michael 108 Burns. Br x)kc 108. 314 Burns. Man 108. 201. 206. 300 Burns. Mitch 277 Burroughs. Kelly 108 Burton. Justin l ' )8. 213. 285. 20Z .«2. Mf) Busenbark. Clara 108, 282 Bush. lawna 200 Bushby. Heather 200 Busken. Nick 201. 320 Buswell. Keith 200. 320 Butcher. Monica 285 Builer. James 104 Butler. I ' ricia 286 Butterfield. Lisa 200. 279 Butts, Miriam 200 Byerley. Jason 285 Byrn. Uah 183. 302. 314 Bym, Valerie 200 CatTey. l nnie 142 Cjkiroglu. Kcrcm 1 83. 320 Caldwell. Sara 302 Cjidwell. Sarah 200. 270 Callaway. Sherrie 183 Callies. joson 200. 2 ' ' 9 Cameron. Caroline 2(K). 205. 301. 313 Cameron. Jennifer 200. 301 ( JiiiplH-ll. Brian 1 ' (I. 161 ( amplK-ll, Kim 2IMI ( ampbrll. Krisicn 2INI (ampbell. Uuta 183. 202. 20«l ( jmpl rll. Marlon 2(M) ( ainplwll. lorn 2(MI. 2 " . 280 ( anipiis Aiiimy I ' rogrammcrs 202 ( ampus ( rusade lor ( Christ r-i. 208 Campus Salety 5 " " (!anavan. Jon 282 Cjniglu. Shelley 20(J. 280 ( ' anon. Itavis 160. 161 Canirell. Kesin 286 Caniu. Jill 2(K). 280 Card. Joshua 285 Cardinal Key 202 Cardwell, Robert 2(H), 2 0 Ores, Iracy 183. .302 Carhill. Rebecca 201. 318 Okeek. Iracy 201. 285 ( ' arlum. David 27 ' ' Orison. KIIj 201 Carlson. Heath 27 " , 280 Carlson, .Megan 201. 260. 261. 305 Carlylc. Timothy 202 Cjrpcnicr, Amy 201, 202. 302. 306, 314 Carpenter. .Shaun 201 Carrigan. C!indy H Wv 2HH 211 m. Xf 318 Carriger. Brandon 286 Carroll. Brian 201. 286 Carruthcrs. Pete 201 Carstensen. Holly 201. 206 Carter. Amy 285 Carter. C ' hristian 285 C jrter. Jessica 20 1 Carter, Jovanna 201 Orfwright, Adam 183. .W5. 310 C:ar er. Brent 285 Cjrser. Sarah 201 Case. Molly 201 Casey. Karen 00 C jsey. Lori 183 Casey. Patrice 206 Cassidy. Jessica 300 Castillo. Brent 201, 282 Cat Crew 10 Cebulash. Glen 104 C ' hambcrlain. Ijura 4«. 201. 2 " 0 ( hamplin. Nadinr 201 ( han. Wee Ire 183. 205 C hapman. Iroy 25«». 280, «)5 t lia»c . ) Kh 201, 2 ' 0 ( llrskslield. Melissa 18) ( hrets, Rondj 1 »2, l.»4. 2( 0 ( hellcss. Biad 201 ( heriiisal Abuse Res iurcc luluiation 205 Childers, lim 183, 282 (hiiig. Alex 2 ' W ( hipnun, Jennifer 183. 316 ( hor. Siese M hrisiensen. Hli 201. 316. 318 ( hristiansim, (iina 201 Chu. Iik-Ching 1. 205 t:iak. Jenell 85 Ciro. Nichole 201 Citta, Jill 201, 277 c:iark, Brian 183 Clark, lane 201, 277 ( lark, Jennifer 185, 201. 202, 305. 313 Clark. Jordan 201. 2 0 Clark, Kelli 201. 206, 318 Clark, Les 185 Clarkin. Stephanie 201, 285 C ' laiuen, Jessica 201. 2 ' )1. 295. 301. .W2. 303 ( ' lausen. John 185 Claypole, Phil 277 C;ieland, tjrrie 209 ( ' Icmcns. Jennifer 201, 282, 289 Clemente, Dan 74 Clemmons. Alyna 201 ( ' lescngcr. Allison 201. 286. 318 Clifton. C ' hrisiina 185 C;iine. Jenny 204 C:oan. Orie 185, 306 Coan, Sarah 185 Coats. Jill 290 c:ofrclt. Erin 201 C ' ofTelt. Tonya 201. 285. 316. 318 CofTey.John 238 CofTman. Ben 201. 277 Cole. Amanda 201 Cole. Crystal 201. 286 C ole. Melissa 2 " ' 7 Cole. Takeitha 201 Coleman. Megan 201. 202 Soccar Front RowAloha Kabr. Kathw Lcach ndrea Sacco. Monica Kepler, Raba Korthartke. Gara Bodantvunen. Sharan Botwdl and Sicpbaruc KandrKk Row 2 Amy Weekly. Laura Kbinpton.)er«wfer GncAcow. Devon Biatk. Beuy Uetnch. Kaue DeHardt. Nikki Damme. Katie Sntoh. jenni Hayct and Jann«R Wqehaupt. Back Rovir Lirsduy Hogan. Lindtcy Mason. Liz Now in e M i kiAmf Sloan. Jen ffg r.t t n McLau|hlin.Maliua Cota.Katy Adann. MoNjr Lannon. :« |wiX Howard and Joann Wotf Volleybail Frtjnt Row: Mo»ly Dnftmier. Lindsay Heck, Jacki Petenon. Shelli Soda. Michafla Bhjmer and April Rolf Row 2; Krijti Demme). Jennifer Chdentky. Jennifer Monson. Julie Brophy. Sarah LaFiorc. Megan Danek. Jenny Simmons and Sarah Peliter Back Row Jill Quast. Abtoy Sundcrman. Kmta Newman and Macy Tanking. i-| l!?clex C ' olcman. Mclank- 28S. 318. 320 C:olo.Joai 261. 285 ( " ollegc Republicans 295 CJilling. Alan 201 Collings. Christina 185, 280 Colling v od. Joshua 201, 279 c:ollins, Beth 289, 296 (Collins, C hristine 201 C:ollins, Cory 201 Collins, Shauna 277 Collop, Sara 201 Colt, Dave 309 C ' olvin. Dustin 279 Combs, Josh 201 Comer, Carrie 185, 280, 299 t omer, Steve 233 ( ' omtort, Sarah 305, 316 Commodore 272, 273 C ' ommon Ground 274, 295, 300 Comstock, Rene 291 Coney, Julie 201, 277 C onnelly, Brent 14 Cook, Angle 286 C;ook, Brian 185, 286 Cook, BryAnn 305 Cook, Jonathan 201, 279 C ' ook, Ryan 1 85 Cook, Stephanie 185, 285, 318 Cooke, Dianna 185, 277 C:ooper, Adam 201, 280 Cooper, Harold 10, 11, 12. 13, 18 C ooper, Josh 282 Cooper, Pam 10, 13, 18 Cooper, Rick 13, 18 Cooper, Thomas 30 1 Cooper, Valerie 201, 282, 306 C ooper, Vanae lUUU182a21,2)l, 31, 5E C oopcr, Vanessa 13, 18 Copple, Amber 201, 295 Corbett.Jcsa 201, 295, 310 Corbett. Justin 201 Cordie. Kari 285 Cordie. Krisiina 309 C orcy, l.indsey 1 85 C;ornelius, Brian 185, 308 ( " ornelius, Rebecca 185 Cornwell, Sara 201 C orson, Mark 216 Corum.Cara 201, 277 Cory, Chad 185. 279, 301, 302 CottrelhWally 201, 299 C oughlin, Hannah 201 C;ountry Faith 294, 295 Courter, .Scott 185, 232, 305 Courtney, Jessica 24 1 Courtney, Rachel 201, 309 Courtney, Ryan 185 C:owlcs, Carol 49, 315 Cox, Celinda 185 Cox, Joe 201. 213. 279 Cox. Marianne 201 Cox. Marsha 296. 316 Cox. Rachel 185, 291. .W;. 313 Cox, Sarah 201 Craft. Laura 201, 285 Crane, Leslie 280 Crape, Ebony 201, 289 Craven, Emily 201, 286 Crawtod, C ourtney 202 Crawford, Kendal 202 Crawford, Nathan 202 Crawford, Rachel 199 Criner, Erica 280 Cronick,Jay 202, 277 Cross, Brad 202, 286 Cross Country 242 Grouse, Warren 108, 314 Grow, Eliz,abeth 202, 316 Growder, Kenneth 202, 296 Grownover, Christy 202, 316 Crupper, Stacy 202 Crust. Sam 202, 305, 310 Gullen, Kevin 202 Cuminale, Ghrisjiy 202, 282, 289, 306 Gummings, Kristin 185, 280 Gummings, Stacy 185, 280, 318 Cummins, Brant 302 Cunningham, Ashley 202 Cunningham, Michelle 285 Cureton, Garissa 37, 202, 296 Gurphy. Chad 277 Gurry, Jennifer 185 Curtis, Kate 202 Curtis. Raina 202. 279 D Dabney. Varick 258, 259 Dade, Brecklyn 202 DafFer,jami 185, 285 Dahl, Jessica 185 Dahike, Rebecca 202, 306 Dalton,John 159 Dammann, Justin 289 Danck, Megan 202, 244 Daniel, Lesley 185 Daniels, Kasey 185 Daniels, Kelly 202 Danner, Dustin 185, 279 Dargin.Troy 185, 310 Dauner.Jill 202. 310. 318 Daunter, Jason 76 Davenport, Tracy 185, 218 Davidson, Lisa 316 Davis, Angela 202, 316 Davis, Brian 202, 286 Davis, Bridget 286 Davis, Diane 286 Davis, Eric 305, 314 Davis, Jeremy 202, 314, 318 Davis, Jessica 202 Davis, Lisa 202 Davis, Monica 62 Davis, William 202, 285 Davis, Zac 302 Dawson, Ryan 185, 285 Day, Jeremy 39 Deao, Jamie 202, 302, 306 Dedrickson, Jamey 202, 286, 292 Deerwester, Frank 140, 144 Dees, Jonathan 285 Defoe, Mark 312 Degner, Amber 202 DeHardt, Katie 202, 318 Delehant, Elisa 202, 292, 316 Deline, Jessica 202, 295 DelSignore, Rita 280. 310 Delta Chi 29, 63, 279, 287, 321 Delta Mu Delta 296 Delta Sigma Phi 29, 226, 279 Delta Tau Alpha 296 Delta Zeta 62, 64, 280, 287 Demint, Pamela 286 Demmel, Kristie 305 Demoss, Matthew 277 Dempsey, Nicole 202, 301, 302 Dendinger, Mat thew 291, 320 Denney, Brett 279 Dent, Jason 202, 277. 289 Deroo, Becky 202 Derr, Dakota 185, 292, 305, 316 317, 320 Derra, Jeff 202 Destival, Micah 202 DeVos, Jacklyn 202, 282 Dickes,Joel 279 Dickherber, Leslie 306 Dieleman, Sara 202, 292 Diercksen, Nicole 202 Dierking, Jaclyn 306 Dieterich Hall (Council 296 Dieterich. Jack 184 Dieterich, Mary 184 Diggs, Nancy 132 Digiovanni, Philip 202, 285 Dilges, Elizabeth 105. 185 Dimmit, Travis 136, 137 Dimmitt, Jason 202, 277, 289 Dimov, Anton 91, 185 DiPietre, Jacob .306 Divis, Bridget 202 Dixon, Garissa 291, 320 Dobisch, Steven 202, 310 Dobson, Aaron 202, 279 Dockus, Katherine 202, 316 Dodd, Regan 185, 26Z 285, .«Z 305. 313 Doering. Christopher 202. 286 Dohrman. Ben 277. 289 Dold, Ryan 285, 301 Doll, Devin 185 Dooley, Kate 185, 306 Dooley, Robin 185 Dorn, Brian 316 Dornan, Kelly 286 Dorrel, Elizabeth 185, 302 Dothage, Jonathan 202, 285 Dougan, Ashley 185, 291, 305, 316 Douglas, Jeff 82 Douglas, Kari 202, 286 Douglass, David 279, 302 Dowd, Jamie 202, 285 Downey, Jen 320 Dozar. Dan 202. 314 Drake, Kurtis 298 Drake, Nicholas 202. 296. 302. 314 Dredge, Natalie 282 Drew, Maragret 1 86 Droegemueller, Adam 185, 302, 310 Drug Abuse Resistance Education 49 Drydale, Melissa 202. 299. 318 Dubolino, Anthony 202, 282 Ducharuie, Dennis 45 Duer, Kyle 279 L)uff, Shana 185 Duffey, Michael 202, 316 Dunbar, Kristi 316 Duncan, Scott 1 94 Dunham, Dr. Doug 188 Dunker, Heather 202, 301 Dunker, Neal 238, 302 Dunlap, Bruce 202, 279 Dunlap, Kendra 280 Dunn, Marcella 202 Dunn,Trina 185, 296, 318 Dunning, Meghan 280 Durbin.Tim 202, 314 Durden, Mae 202, 289 Durham, Misty 39, 202, 316 Durrill, Kerry 314 Dustman, Geoffrey 202, 285 Dustman, Michael 204, 282 Duvall, Rob 306 Dykes, Mattie 1 5 1 Dykstra,ToJo 282 Eagan, Christine 185, 292, 311 Easley, Brian 204, 289 Easteria, David 3 1 4 Fasten, Howard 185 Ebmeier, Jill 280 Edclen, Anthony 3 1 Edwards, Joe 204, 279 Edwards, John 204 Edwards, Tracy 204, 285 Edwards, Virginia 185, 196, 280, 302, 31 Egger, Jennifer 204 Eggers, Elizabeth 204, 305 Ehrenreich, Mary 185 Eich, Russell 185, 248, 249, 299, 30 ' Eichhorn, Stacey 204, 286 Eighmy, Melissa 260 Filers. Alison 204 Filers. Eric 204 Fimer, Adam 204, 282, 314, 318 Fisenlot, Holly 279 Eitzen, Brandon 204 Ektraminnis, Tma 226 Elbert, Jordan 306, 310 Elder, Emily 204 Elifrits, Matt 305, 310 Eller, Marci 204, 299 Elliott, Carrie 185, 285 Elliott, Sara 204 Ellis, Scott 318 Elmore, Amy 282 Elphic, Elizabeth 204 Elston, Michael 204 Emerson, Shawn 296, 301 Fngelhardt, Justin 185, 282, 309 England, Mike 302 Engle, Gretchen 204, .305 Epperly, Heather 1 85, 320 Ercanii, Melik 277, 320 Erhard, Emily 205, 277 Erickson, Diamon Men ' s CroM Country Front Row; Brandon RobinettJosh He(n, Matt DiPretorie, Kyle Keraus. Bryce Good. Bryan Thomburg, Matt Keraus. Mike Ostrekoand Richard Alsup. Back Row:Jojh McMahon.Eric Kelhor, Brad Chcilew.John Heil. Mike Schumacher. Kyle Daily. Jared Mantell and Jim Kealy. Women ' i Cross Country Front Rov»: Ronda Cheers. Kim Scarborough. Sarah Handru Rebecca Glassel and Gina Gelatti. Back Row: Heidi Baker, jaclyn Baker, Megan Carlson,] Robinson. 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Frica 282 liilmore. F.rin 206 (Himour. Tim 180, 20f (;ilv n. Mcliua JKS (ilium. Sicscn 18 " (iinthrr. Shciri J(Ki (iiotlinli. Rvan SO. JWi, J86 I iipum, Andrew JlKi. 310 (■ip«m, SctMt . 05 Ciirartl. Krisii 2(Mi. .302 Ciirdner. Joe 2(Ki Cilab. Jew 232 c;iadhai.h. Jennifer 187 Glassel. Rebecca 242 Glasj. Amysuc 318 tilaub. |im 206. 320 (iliddcn. Paige 124 Glover. Tony 206, 289 (ioad, tTaig 312 I ' tiKkel. Theresa 18 ' ' tuKldard. Ryan 20 . 27 Goencmoclier, Jctf 18 " . .VKi Goil. Nitin 18 " Goldax. ( ' hristophcr 206 Gonzalez. Jesus 286 Gonzalez. Marcclla 286 Gooch. Nick 285 Good, Brycc 305 Gordcr, Matt 238 Gordon. George 296. 306 Gordon. Jade 187 Gordon. Kailey 282 Gordon. Luke 206, 285 Gordon. Tad 34-39 Gorgen. Matt .302 Gottsch. Nichole 282. 314 Gove. Ryan 295, 299, 314 Gowdy, Sarah 187, 291, 292. 296. .302 Graber. Katy 286 Grabowski. Christine 206 Grant. Andrea 206 Grant. Joetta 313 Grantham. Debbie 187. 285. 292. 305. 309. 313 Grass. Jennifer 124 Graves. Brett 207. 285, 287 Graves, Joetta 207 Gray, Ang .306 Gray, Christopher 207 Gray, Uren 207, 305, 310 Gray, Ryan 277 Grav, aiharv 279 i iijybill. Greg 34 Green, Angela 207 Green, Beth 18 " lireen. |aiol t) lireen. |a«in I8-, 2HS (irrcii, jcftimc 12 Gicen, Ripion 20 ' ' , 280. .301 ( iieriuway. Vernie 1 8 " " Greene, jrnnilei 28S liieenmwei I ' rcw 312 ( .icenway. Chad 8 ' . 20 ' . .W6 lireei. Javm .H)S (iregg. liffany 207, 280 liregory. |a« n 2 ' " ' . 289 Greving. Joan 6 ' ) Ciribble. Julie 18- Grict. ' hriMine 318 Gritrin, Sean 18- Ciriggs. Jcnniter }0 Grigsby. Raemonc 289. .«)1 Cirimm. Vanessa 207 Ciroom. Mandy 285 Gross. Caroline 20 " . 280 Grosv ehme. loella 20- tirovcs. Richard 34. 3- Grow. Bryan 207 Grubh, Mark 207 Gruber. Matt 295 Grundstad. Cynthia 207. 301 Gualandi. Liza 305 GutVey. Melissa 207 Guhde. Shelly 207. 314 Guilford. Michele 313 Gumm. Bobby 190 Gunn.Jaymie 207. 318 Guthrie. Suzanne 207, 280 Gutshall, tJise 187, 224, 316 H llaageman. Grant 20- Hackett. Matthew 94. 207. 286. .306, 314 Hackett. Ryan 235 Hackmann. Aaron 289 Haddoc. Gregory 1 3 Haddock. Dr. Greg 100 Haffke. Austin 295, 301 Hagen. Jessica 207 Hagen. Karen 277 Haidsiak. Jamie 1.34. 20-. 282. 289 Hailey. Ralph 291 Hainline, Heather 207, 302 M«n BastetbaR Front Row: Sco« Fleming. Arthw J«t r. Jo« Pnct. Kartcm Prtston. Britt Booster an J Brandon Wm Back RowrFlojrd Jon«s. Phil Simp»oo.Tyrt)0€ Brown. Floyd Fant w. Oms Boreh«rv Jo« Tajrior and Jason Snjrdw. Wofncn ' t Basketball Front Row. Liz Gualandi. Kim Campbell. Traci Jermain af«d Brtka Whclan Back Row Amar)da Winter. Brartdi Gnpby-Shannon. Denite Sump. Knttin Anderson and Becky Wheeler 1 9 Hajc-k. Jessica 280 Hal.Cara 2 " ' " Halbcrt, C hristophcr SO Hale. Amy 28S Hall.jamic 285 Hall. Jason 18 Hall. Michelle 18- ' Hallcy. Craig 2 " " " Halsey, Sarah 207. 30S. 318 Halsiead, Tonya 207 Halverson, Jennifer 207, 301 Hambrecht. Sarah 1. 187, 277, 302, 31. , 316 Hamilton, Destiny 187 Hamilton, Karnien 289 Hamilton, Kathryn 207 Hamilton, Kristi 207, 291, 316 Hamilton, Mackenzie 289 Hamilton, Ryan 207 Hammond, J. D. 66, 68 Hampton. Laura 207, 296 Hancoc, Tammi 292 Hancock, Jol ' llen 207, 286, 314, 316 Hancock. Sara 277 Hancock. Tammi 1 87 Hand. Michaela 207 Handrup. Sarah 305 Haney. Rachel 187 Hank. Rita 94 Hanley. Nicholle 280 Hansen, Ben 207, 286 Hansen, Brooke 207, 277 Hansen, Jena 207 Hansen, Kyle 277, 289 Hanson, Rebecca 187 Hanson, Walter I4l Happle, Allison 187, 301 Harbaugh, Dan 310 Harbin, Natalie 187, 277, 309, 313 Hardee, Nancy 24, 301 Harding, Sheila 207 Hardison, Jennifer 207 Hardyman, Dorothy 148 Hargrcavcs, Alan 207, 279 Hargreaves, Casey 187. 285, 299, 316, 320 Hargrove, David 207, 313 Harkus, Craig 49 Harper, Monica 207 Harriott, Mary 282 Harris, Chris 277 Harris, Jamie 187, 292, 302 Harris, Jenny 280 Harris, Linzell 289 Harris, Megan 286 Han. Eva 187. 318 Hartstack, Brian 207, 285 HartsLick, Leanne 187, 285 Harville. Laura 187, 299 Hasckamp, Beth 289 H.istings, Denise 291. 320 Hasty. Jennifer 187 Hausman, Marci 207 Havner, Melissa 207 Hawkins, Nate 207, 296 Hawley, Brent 187, 296 Hawley, Jennifer 207 Hayden, Mindy 14, 285 Hayes, Gina 207, 277 Hayes, Jennifer 207, 291 Hayncs, Stephen 207, 302, 310 Hays, Lori 207 Hays, Travis 207, 285 Held, Michael 207, 296 Head, Tom 133, 134, 294 Heaivilin, Ben 207, 296 Heartland View Magazine 299 Heater, Mark 207, 301 Heath, Abby 316 Heck, Lindsay 229, 245, 305 Hecker, Christopher 207, 305, 310 Hecker, Jill 207, 302 Hcdger. Jay 207, 299, 309 Hccrlcin, Brad 207, 285 Heermann, Jennifer 187, 280 Heidzi, Heather 207 Heihn,Jo,sh 187, 305 Heins.Todd 187, 277 Heintz, Kerre 207, 316 Heithoff, Jenny 306 Heliums, Chad 285 Heliums, Corrie 207, 309 Henderson, Chris 187, 277 Hendricks, Nichole 207 Hendrix, Andy 207, 277 Hcndrix, Becky 188 Hendrix. Shannon 279 Henley, Stephanie 309 Henning, Megan 207, 292, 318 Hcnnings. Kim 208, 302 Henry, Bob 155 Henry, Jill 208 Henry, Tonya 23, 282 Henson, Samuel 208 Hepfinger, Trista 208 Hernandez, Adriana 208 Hernandez, Jcnna 208, 314, 315, 318 Hernandez-Medel, Adriana 301 Herrick, Kelly 208 Herring, David 159 Herring. Katie 208 Hester, Heidi 310 Heston. Cory 285 Hctzler. Mark 203 Heusel, Barbara 316 Heyen, Beau 208, 305. 310 Heyle, Karen 291, 294, 295, 316 Hibner, Deborah 309 Hickman, Michael 208, 285 Hicks, Robert 208 Higgs, Chris 296 Higgs, Matt 208 Higgs, Thomas 208 Hill, Chanell 187, 296 Hill, Eric 277, 289 Hill, J. R. 16, 230, 231 Hindmarch, Thomas 296 Hintalla, Margie 306 Hirano, Akiko 187 Hiser, Mitch 208, 296 Hitschler, Sarah 61 Hixson, Gracie 160, 161 Hoden, Jennifer 208 Hodges. Eric 208, 279 Hoefle, C!!assandra 1 87 Hoetle, Kelly 305, 316 Hoetle, Theodore 187 Hofstetter, Sarah 208, 285 Hoggatt,Jill 208 Hogya, Kari 187 Hoke, Sara 187, 296 Holcomb, Barbara 1 87 Holden, Nathan 301 Holder, Chris 209, 301 Holgate, Nathan 305, 310 Holland, Clara 285 Holmes, Seneca 231 Holt, Jon 317 Holtz, Aimee 282 Homola. Noah 272, 301 Homuth, Rebecca 285 Honan, Nathan 187, 286 Hood, Josh 63, 279 Hood, Tyler 209 Hopp, Eric 279 Hopple, John 146 Horejsi, Jeff 209 Horner, Channing 214, 291 Horner. Louise 214, 291 Hornickel, Mark 209 Horticulture Club 299 Horton, Jeremy 298 Horwart, Doyle 209, 286 Hosier, Dana 209 Hoss, Haley 20, 272 Hostetter, Lesley 285 Hotmcr. Dena 209, 305, 318 Houchens, Cherie 209 House, Rachel 209, 296, 316 Houser, Lisa 187, 277 Housh, Courtney 209 Houstan, Diane 35 Hovermale, Tyler 209, 285 Howard, Amy 309 Howard. Brian 209, 310 Howard, Heather 187, 316 Howard, Jay 209, 282 Howdeshell, Greg 187 Howell, Jamin 296 Howerton, Melinda 187, 289, 296 HPERD 299 Hubb, Michael 316 Hubbard, Dr. Dean 66, 69, 95, 96, 144, 206, 241 Hubble, Doug 187, 320 Hubbs, Michael 316 Huber, Deann 310 Hudson, David 296 Hud,son Hall Council 301, 311 Hudson. Kyle 209, 286 Hudson, Nell 148 Huff Vicky 209, 302, 316 Huffer, Sarah 209, 286 Huffman, Mindy 209, 286 Hughes, Brandi 209, 275, 289, 291, 293, 318 Hughes, Dave 187 Hughes, Diana 209, 261, 289 Huhmann, Amanda 209, 301 Hula, Brian 289, 295 Hull, Lisa 187, 299 Hullinger, Brandon 209, 285 Huilman, Ben 291 Humar, Ryan 209, 285 Hundley, Kathy 209, 279 Hunerdosse, Aaron 282 Hunsaker, Bridget 209 Hunt, Amy 209, 314 Hunt, David 209, 282 Hunt, Kimberley 209 Hunteman, Justin 285 Hunter, Donte 209 Huntley, Todd 209, 280 Hunziger, Matt 289 Hunzinger, Joanne 209 Hurley, Jodi 209, 280 Huse, Lisa 187, 299, 306, 316 Huster, Kristen 285, 310 Huster, Matt 282 Hutchison, Greg 14 Hutchison, Kaley 302 Hutson, Erika 187, 282, 289 Hyatt, Alisha 187 Hyer, Brian 286 Hylton, Stephanie 209, 286 Ibrikci, Hayat 189 Ide, Trista 32 Icldcr, Matt 209 Use, Dan 277 Imel, Laura 209, 291 Immel, Patrick 291 Immcl, Terry 112 Inal, Esra 46, 320 Ingalsbe, Julianna 209 Institute of Management Accounting 301 Interlraternity Council 301 International Reading Associatio 274. 288. 0 International Student Organiza- tion 24, 29, 42. 46, 275, 30 Ishimoto, Shoko 209, 301 Iske, Patrick 314 Isse, Kenji 1 89 Iwen, Gina 285 Jaccoman, Tony 279 Jackson, Angela 189 Jackson, C amille 209 Jackson, Jill 282 Jackson, Julia 209, 318 Jackson, Richard 209 Jacobs, Danae 309 Jacobs, Je.ssica 209, 282 Jacobs, Katie 209, 282 Jacobsen, C ' ourtney 209 Jagger, Noelle 209, 310 James. 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Ihjflo H8 iiwn. tuvin 258. 2% iloknwn. knnj 2(W. .M3 D(tnM n. knnitcf 20 ). .»I8 Jahmon. |im 22 ). 264. 265 .johnwn. lirOi 2 ' ' ). .«)1 Johnson. SUu 25 iJoiuuon. .Mcj n I 209. :• " . 284. .«W iJohnmn. MkKkI 66. 69 inMm. Ryan 189 S»iic 211. 285 Sarah 211. .»16 .Admn 189. 295. .M4 Andrew 189 lomcvjoni 189. 299 .vKCTr 2 ' 16. Mil. .114 cvLoU 211. 289 ■ Jooci, Uniiviy 296 lonei. Rcbccu 189 .V Raw 103 luocv Scon 2 " " Ijanbn.Annj 286 Joniin. (luihcr 211. 292. .M)2 : Joc mtcn. .AnUm 211. 314 Joc| rnKn. Ourkxie 211. .W)6 JwRcnvn. Rrrd 295 knrphMrn, tju 286 k yv ;. Un 23 juhl. Ukir 211. 282. 289 IuIkH. kn 211. 291. 2 ' W Jur l... Mirk 17- ' Kjbk. lawn 289 Kj t cl. Kvb 282. 289 Kjt..k. Kim 3()2. 314 Kabr. . li%hj 2 9 Kjikhrrnnrr. ( jrivu 211. 286 KjIIh . Hrthjny 189 Kjminikj. Mike 189. 2 " " Kjmp. .Virunnr 211. 280 Kangrr. MuhacU 211. .Wl. 3(K. Kjpljn. Hrvjn 189 Kjpp. lylcr 211. 2 " . 289 Kjppj Kjppj INi 283 KjppjSiftnu 29. (v». 280. 28? Kjrnv. .Aubro ' 21 1 Kjrvicn. Kjrj 318 Kjuinky. FJJic 211. 279 Kj%an. jiiMin 211. .«)(. Kavjnjiigh. Mc an 211. 285 Kjwjmoto. Nitsuko ,M)1 KIILX 12. 149. 156. .«)2 KmIv. Iim 211. 243 K«ne. Kliubcih 189 Kchr. Tinj 211 KritVcr. KihII 2 1 1 Keith. Greg 189 Kelkr. knniter 282 Keller. Uurj 211. 302 Kelley. Daniel 211. 2 7 Kelly. Marknc 148 Kelly. Nikki 211. 286 Kemmerer, Keri 211. 279 Kemper . Josh 2 1 1 Kendhck. Jacob 2 1 1 Kcnkcl. C:indy 296 Kennedy. IVnelopc 211 Kcnne . lodd 211. 280. 301 Kephari.,W 211. 280 Kepka. Karen 14 Kerau5. Kyle 2 1 1 Ketterman. Kit 211. 277 Kettinger. Kelly 211. 280 Keuck. Rodne 1 89 KIDS 303 Kieltnan.Tami 189 Kim. Kritiina 318 Kimbrough. Sage 320 Kincheloe. Aaron .M)9 King. Briannc 2S() Km|i.(:ameitin 189. 265. 305 King. Court nr 211. 280 King. KIwatKih 189 King, Kexin 189. 239. ,W)2. 314 Kinney, Mas 1 50 Kippo. Brett 284 Kirk. Julie 286 Kirkpatrick. Pitlany 40 Kirtlev. Wendv 211 Kim. Cornelia 31 Kite. I JNMJ 211. 286 Kil ing. Iiilia 211. 296. 314 Klati. Kairir 21 1 Klein. -V ' -II. 282 Kloath. Molly 189 Klingentmiih. Kric 189 Kloppenburg. Jill 2 1 1 Knapp. Julie 21 1 Knapp. Monica 2 1 1 Knei»el. Adam 296 Kncpp. Iriiha 189 Knierim. Shannon 277 Knicvel.Jon 279 Knight. Carrie 189. 302. 313 Knight. Karen 211. 285 Knight. Kristyn 21 1 Knight. Stott 21 I Knox. I ' jm 2W Knudtson. ane .W5. .«K . 310 KN Xn-IA ' H M)l Ko.JiKclyn 211. 291 Koch. Phillip 282 Koehlcr. trie 211 Kix-hlcr. Phillip 88. 211. .V 6 Koehlcr. Stan 211. 314. 318 Koehn. Jessie 280 Koetemjn. Nick 296 Kt ga. Kenichirou 301 Kohmctscher. HIi abeth 318 Kohtz. Heather 189. 291 Koile. Bill 189. 277. 301 Kondas. Becky 211. 292. 302. 306. 314 KiK m. Ryan 2 9 Korthankc. Rcba 211 Kosman. Marjic 211. 286. 299. MHi. 316 Kost. Cynthia 189 Kozel. laura 50. 211. 316 Kracl. Amanda 211. 277 Kraft. Debra 211. 280 Krahk. Adam 211. 280 Krambeck. .Stacc - }06 Kramer, jamasa 292. 3W. Kiauw. Kaiv 146. 211 Krculei. jill 189. 292. 302. M) Kiupa, Ben 211. 280 Kuden. Saia W)5. 316 Kuchl.(had 285 Kunkelntaii. Amy 2 1 1 Kunt c, juMin 21 1 Kuplet. Ktitta 2 1 1 Kurrcline)Tr. lern 211. 282 Kuiter. haith 2 1 1 Kut li. Dan 211. 29(, KX( VKRNW 152 KvhI. Karmin 189. «t2 laBarr. Sarah in, 189. 2 " 9. 316 JjckovK, Katie 212 Utlin. Rok-rt 212. 282 Ijger. Mindy 286 IjCirange. Ashley 212 Uird. Dana 189 Jjmansky. Dawn 212. 277 Lamb. Stacy 2 1 2 Ijmbda Pi I ta 302 Lambert. Aimce 212. 316 Ijmbert. (!lint 37 Umbcrty Kim 212. 282. 302 Umken. Beth 212. 282 Lam[H-rt. Jcrilyn 20 Lampcri. Megan 20 Lampcrt. Pat 20 Ijmpton. Angela 212. 282 Lancaster. Derek 212 I jnccy. Teresa 212. 316 Landers. .Stephanie 212. 310, 313 Lane. Orrie 212 Lane. Robby 258 Larsen. Mike .109 Urson. Nick 212. 279 Ushell. Heather 212. 282. 289 Ussitcr. Kelly 212. .W2 I.aumann. Amy 316 Lawson, TitTany 212 Uach. Lauren 90. 91 Ixaton. David 208 UBIanc. Jeff 291 Lechner. Cxmrtnes ' 212. 318 Ixchner. Katie 212. 318 Lcdtord. C:avsandra 189. 309 Leffert. Uura 212. 316 Uhr. Dustin 49. 50 Ixibman. Andresv 316 I.cnioii. ( turtnc 212 lengriiunn, lason 189 lennon, Molly 212 leiiok. losrphine 212. 302. 318 UtMurd, ( hodwak 189. 285 leopaid. Nathan iH2 leppiii. Ian 212. 302 teich. Pamela 212. 286 letner. Alan 83 lesa. IVie Irump 8 lesier, ( vnihia 212 lewis. Becky 212 U-wii, jell 189 lewis, lanic 29S. 2 ' ' » lewis, laura 212 libby. Heather 1 I ibsack. Sydnes 212. 305, 310 licata. Paul 212, 279 Lie hi. Amanda 291 licktcig. leslic 285 liebluri, Anne 212. 285 I icbing. 1 ru 189 llebsJl. Betsy 189. 299, 302 l.ichr. Jamie 212. 286 Liernun. Amy 212 Lighttfxit. Uigan 212. 282 I.illcy. Roy 147 Lilly Jiiia 32. 212 Lilly Matt 2 7 Lilly lera 212 Lin. long An 1 83 l.iiidaman. Jen 212. .«)7 Linderman. BriKik 282 Lindgren. Kli?abeth 189 l.ipirj. Rachel 14. 189 Little. Bridget 212. 280 Little. Jim .16 UKh , Robert Jr. 95 Lixkcr. Rob 212. 285 Uxkridge. Ryan 289. .106 IxK. Darin 229. 265 Ix cwc. Rederick 83 lx)les.Jodi 212 Ixing. Brian 82 Umg. Jaime 189. 316 Long, jeb 212. 286 bivclySara 189, 299 Jjjwe, Kelses IS-). 301. 313, 314. 316. 32D l.owery. Matt 268 Uyd, Iravis 189 Lucas. Lane 212, 285 Lucas. Patricia 189 l.ucido. Andrea 189 l.udwig. lennifer 189 lliilwii;. Michelle IS9. 285. .110 Kascbail Front Row Han Rn«. Chad McDarad. Jon Snud. Rosi Robertson. Doug Clark. $Kan« Rcmlr)r. Travn Aihrrun. Kevm Reeves and Mike FrefKh Row 2 Brian Drug. Adam B» «y. Nate Tutt. Juttm McAlcer. Mat VIersides. John Stpes. Joe Russel. Phillip Burk. Chris Yust md Trax Cerlach Back Ro«r Bobby Elder. Za Ruff. Gary Hall. Brent White. K lc Janssen. Damon Owen. Rjran Zmk. Matt Goodman. Dan Landoa Ben Hcannhn. Dctton Kruk arKi Darm Lo«. Softball Front Row: Margo Gander. Shanr on Brcnnan. Marcy RtKkman. Andrea Keams. Ashlec Addlenun. Kertdra Smith. Linda McCampbell. Sara Most and Jill Quait Back Row: Pam Krsox. Alison Adkins. Lmdy Tomlinton. Came Ledesma. Mkhele Ansley. Jessica Rupipcr. Amar da Urquhart. NKholc Strawn. Laura Harville aivj Melissa Angel iM Ludy. Robbie 1 24 l.ukc, lamcra 212 l-iillm.inn. Melissa 212. 277 l.Lind. Lindsay 212. 286 l.undgrcn. Kristen 212, 313 Lunnon. Amy 212, 280. 309 Lunnon, Sara 282 l.vnch, Katie 286 M-Club 305 Maascn. Mark 212, 279 Mabuchi, Ayumi 189, 301 Mackcy, Doug 299 Mackey. Stephanie 212, 277 Mackey. lylcr 189 Mackin, Todd 212, 285 Madison, Alisha 212, 289 Madison, Jeneil 289 Magdziak, Scott 285 Mager. Melissa 212 Magnus. .Sara 212, 314 Maher, Philip 212, 292 Mahlberg. Candice 212. 286 Major, Brian 212, 280 Malasa, Richard 22 Malasa, Ruth 22. 212, ,301 Malcwski, John 296 Maley, Charlie 152 Malins, Tyler 182 Mallicoat, Matt 212, 296 Malter, Shawn 212, 277, 289 Mandl,T.J. 220 Mancss, Melissa 212 Manners, Rachel 212, 285 Mans, Michael 212 Mansfield, Kimberly 189, 299, 316 Mansoor, Mhaleena 212, 301 Mantia, .Sarah 213 Marcum, David 213 Marcum. .Sara 285 Mares, Brianna 189 Margeiowsky, Tiffany 2 1 3 Marion, JoAnn 316, 318 Markham, Douglas 213 Markus, Craig 213, .301, 314 Marpic, Chris 213, 310 Marquess, Sabrina 213. 314 Marr. Melissa 296 Marriott. Justin 213. 286 Marriott. Peggy 189, 291, 295, 313, 3U Marriott, Ryan 213, 286 Martens, Dawn 213 Martens, Missy 296, 316 Marticke, Nathan 296 Martin. Bobbi 189 Martin. Emilie 213. 278. 282 Martin. Kim 301 Martin. Shaun 189 Masek, Melissa 213, 285 Mashaney, Paul 213, .305. 310 Mashburn, Christopher 213, 279, .321 Ma.son, Josh 282 Mason, Lindsey 309 Masoner, Kendra 2 1 3, 289 Ma.ssey, Erin 189 Masters, Misty 189, 294 Masters, Sarah 282 Masters, Stacy 213, 247, 309 Ma.sui,Yoko 301 Mathews. Garry 213 Mathews. Nick 286 Mathews. R.J. 213, 286 Mathews. Tiffany 280 Mathis. Amy 125 Matsumoto, Masafumi 301 Matthews, Colby 64 Matthews. Noelle 214 Mauck.Jaclyn 214, 320 Maus, Mark 305 Mayhew, Garry 279 McAdams, Angel 189, 309 McAfee, Dan 214, .301 McAfee, Kara 318 McAleer. Justin 214. 286 McAninch, Kristie 214, 310 McAplin, Lucas 285 McArdle, Crystal 214, 280 McCain, Kenneth 214, 289 McCallister. Joy 214 McCallon, Amanda 189 McCampbell, Linda 189 McCarthy, Anne 88, 89, 310, 314 McCarthy, Missy 214, 285 McCauley, Allison 285 McCaw, Carrie 289, 306 McC leary, Randy 214 McCleish, Matt 214, 280 McClellan, Kate 310 McClernon, Josie 214, 302, 314 McCloskey, Bonnie 214, 280 McCloud, Stephanie 90 McC ' omb, Joshua 214 McC onkey, ( " asey 282 McC onncll, Brett 263 McCubbin, Heather 214, 277 McCubbin, Jonathan 189, 279 McCurdy, Dustin 302 McCurdy, Sarah 214, 305, 316 McDaniel, Chad 214 McDonald, Matt 214 McElheny, Bill 279 McHarland, Pat 102 McFarland, Sarah 215 McCaugh, Bryan 215, 282 McGaughy, Deitra 215, 289 McGee, James 1 1 6 McGee, Jason 1 56 McGraw, Chad 215, 222, 280 Mclntire, Kristin 215 McJunkin, Cherise 215 McKaig, .Stephaine 285 McKay, Kri,stin 215, 296, .302 McKenzic, Colleen 191, 318 McKillip, Erin 215, 316 McKinley, 215, 296 McKinley, Scott 215 McKnight, Kathleen 215 McKown, Cody 299, 314 McLain, Nicholas 215 McLaughlin, Cathy 215 McLaughlin, John 215, 279 McLaughlin, Marcia 191 McLaughlin, Stacie 215, 279, 292, 318 McLellan, Katherine 215 McMahon, Joshua 191 McMarcum, David 285 McMichael, Tasha 215 McMullcn, Janelle 215, 280, 310, 320 McNabb, Lauren 215, 282 McNally, Nikki 298 McNeil, Andrea 215, 318 McNutt, Alicia 215 Medium Weight Forks 305 Meek, Uura 215, 286 Meese, Melissa 215, 302 Meiergerd, Shcryl 105, 215 Meinke, Marianne 215 Meint.s, Brian 215, 279 Meints, Stephanie 215, 289 Melcher, Kevin 277 Mendoza, Leticia 191 Menefee, Nicole 2 1 5 Merrick, Irma 102 Merrill, Kimberly 191 Mersmann, Emily 30, 215, 301, 311 Merz, Laura 61 Mesch, Matthew 215 Cheerleaders Front Row: Aiyssa Welu, Allison Sears, Rachel Lipira, Jessica Miller. Andrea O ' Rourke and Andee Cooper. Row 2: John Schroeter. Melissa Rose, Jessica Brooke, Lesley Daniel, Kim McGownd, Kaite Shook, Christy Powell, Kailey Gordon and Ben Calhoon. Back Row: Ben Sanley, Eric Opheim.Andrew Elder. Jason Walter, Nick Ferguson, Shawn Emerson, John Rosenbaum, Justin Ecker, Tyson Shank and Jared Rosenbaum. Messcr, Lorcn 2 1 5 Messner,Jcan 215, 306, 314 Meyer, Jamie 191, 318 Meyer, Jeff 191 Meyer, Jennitcr 191 Meyer, Leigh 215, 289, 296, 306 Meyer, Lori 2 1 5 Meyer, Nathan, 296 Meyer, .Sarah 215, 299, 316 Meyer, Stefanie 191, 299, .305. .306 Michalek. Andrea 299 Michalists. Garon 74, 75 Middleton, Gabe 296 Middleton.Jill 215, 260, 280 Mieras, Kalin 191, 318 Miesner, Jessica 2 1 5 Miksich, Jennitcr 215 Miland, Amanda 215, 291 Miles, Tony 29, 231, 232, 2.36 Miles, Travis 230, 232, 233, 235 Millennium Quartet 4, 29 Miller, Adam 191, 299 Miller, Amanda 215, 305 Miller, Amy 277 Miller, Andrea 215, 301, 316 Miller, Brian 40, 268 Miller, Brittany 215, 307 Miller, Christie 215, 280 Miller, Danae 215 Miller, Eric 191, 215, 285 Miller, Joel 215 Miller, Kenny 215 Miller, Kimberly 191, 292 Miller, Marianne 191, 280 Miller, Matt 215, 279 Miller, Michelle 215, 282, 289 Miller, Natalie 215, 295 Miller, Nicole 64, 215, ,301, 314 Miller, Rachel 215, 280 Miller, Ricci 215, 280 Miller, Ryan 215, 2.30. 259, 285 Miller-Freeman, Joan 146 Milligan, Amy 50, 215, 285 Millikan Hall Council 305 Mills, Lindsay 280 Miranda, Katie 296 Mitchell, Amber 296 Mitchell, Kristen 215, 289 Mitchell, Lori 191 Mitchell, Ranac 191 Mixson, Jonathon 309 Mizuno, Takayuki 191 Model United Nations 274, 290 Moden, Jennifer 301 Moeller, Bradley 215, 282 Mohrhauser, Mike 191, 277 Moller, Shauna 191 Mongar, Brent 191, 31.3, 318. 320 Monjaraz. Erica 191, 277, 310 Monnin, Alison 215 Monson, Jennifer .305 Montez, C:armen 215, 280 Montgomery, Doug 215, 285, 302 Montgomery, Matt 14 Moore, Brian 215 Moore, Crystal 215, 279 Moore, Janal 216, 302 Moore, Jenny 285 Moore, Ijura 280 Moore, Mackenzie 216 Moore, Robert 216, 285 Moore, Ryan 216, 279 Moore, Terri 191 Mora, Jesse 191, 269, 286 Moranville, Jennifer 191 Morin, Shandra 313 Morris, Anneliese 216 Morris, Hilary 280, 309 Morris, Marion 216 Morris, Sha ' Ron 216, 289 Morrison. Jennifer 216. 278. 279 Morrison, Molly 216 Morrison, I ' odd 282 Mortar Board 305 Morton, Ryan 296 Mosczynski, Corinne 216 Moser, Amanda 216 Moser, Sarah 2 1 6 Moss, Alli.sha 314 Moss, .Sara 191, 266, 267 Mosslingcr, Rcinhard 263 Mossman, Valerie 191, 306, 316 Meyer, Trevor 191, 277 Mueller, Greg 296 Mueller, Suzanne 216. 301 Mullen. .Scott 318 Muller, Amanda 191, 318 Mulligan, Katie 216, 286 Mulnik, Kathleen 316 Munson, Mitch 302 Murphy, Darnell 289 Murphy, Michelle 191, 299, 316 Murphy, William 216 Murr, Caroline 191, 318 Murr, Christopher 191, 286 Murray, Satrena 216, 305, 313, 318 Music Educators National Conference 305 Myers, Alison 216 Myers, Erica 216, 286 Myers, Heather 285 Myers, Hilary 217, 286, 292 Myers, Jason 306 N Naden, Brandi 191 Nagai, Kaori 191. 295 Nagaoka, Shoko 217, 301 Nagel, Miranda 191, 282 Nakagawa, Koki 217, 301 Nally, Chishoim 289 Name, Jo.shua 217 Nanneman. Bradley .30, 217. 299 Nanninga. Maria 217, 292 Nasiiro, Munaba .301, .305, 316 National Agri-Marketing As.sociation 306 National Residence Hall Honorary .306 Natsuko, Kawamoto 191 Ndebesa, Bariyo 191 Ndegwa, Lincoln .301 Nebb. Amanda 2P Neblock. Miranda 282 Ncely, Kurt 217, 269, 286 Neibling, Alii 217, 316 Ncidhard, Ryan 217, 279 Neil, CleotVery 286 Nclsen. Mitch 217 Nelson, Adam 294, 295 T Yearbook ; Congratulations the Class of 2000 Lucent Technologies Bell Ldb$ Innovations You ' ve earned your degree. Now Master The Technology. Graduate To The Network Of Knowledge At Fujitsu Network Corrvnunications. Were headquartered in the heart at the Telecom Corridor n Richardson. Teias la suburb of Dallas), and have eSaWrshed slate-ol-lhe-art ' acWies m California. New York and North Carolma. Enroll mth us today and yoo ' H •upenence ne morlds of knowledge, opportunity and success. Our parent company. FujKsu Limited. 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MH ■nhwm CJumift Bti« 6 ' Mihwni Science FkjKin C ijtiniuiK n 30 1 lonhwot Situlcni .AthlctK Trjinen . uocu(ion 309 Kthwcu l K W«k 20 inoo. drK ir. 289 .Ryan 21 " Man 217. 280 .Jcfini 27 .Kelly 2 NjuIk 191 kvat 28S Uuabeth IV Nicotc 2r. 280 T hM 191 Lou 282 , Mmiluku 191. 2 ' ll. 292. 301. 313 ' «T, UoMnvilu 191. 292. 301. 313 lH)cin»c%Tf. tim 1 91. 282 O Hftcn. IfK 302 tVBncn. Kim 21 " . 2 ' »2 OBtirn. KUly 291. 320 IVIVII. lUnny 21 " . 2 " " . 2H ' I (Vxh. CUW 2 " " Ot h. iUlcn 21 " . 2« ' l (.1. AllumcBUkC.Jlcjsum 3 1 ' I l)|»c . Jcnnilcr 21 ' tVKdlcy. Sh«n 282 l UtVlti. KiK 21 " . 2 ' «. tMcary. Uhk " 6 l lcnlumw. Kimhctiv 21 " . 28 ' l lllhbctg. John UX CMivr. Hmcritui. IVl.iiic 148 lHi Tf. . ni»i n 2.W iMUrJ. luMin 21 " l)lnc . . mbct 2«l CHudiM. Bjto 86. 8 " . m timer. YurJjKjg 182 ( mi. Noriko 21 " . 301 t nc leM I jr Bike C;iub 248. HW iVNcal. Ml 126. 21 " . 310 tipheim. Kric 21 " . 2 ' K. llpie. Sluundra 2P llnkf 111 l metpi .W) ORilc . Cory 28S tinman. Heather 191. 29S t »b«rr). . bby 19| l it orn. Yaimin 263 llsbourne. Ijr.Annc 247 tXtrow. Stuan 81 tltte. .Adam 21 " Oitmanii. Steve 291. 320 Onmann. Steven 191 Ou . Meliua 320 CXiireach Program 1 1 3 (Iwen. l amon 30S t v«n. Ri ben 21 " . 29S tlwens. X ' inter 2 1 Owing . Matt 23. 191. 281. 301 Oylcr. James 191. 309 Oolcmir. Kaan 277 I aalhar. Daniel .W [ aape. r -M n 282. .Wl l ie. Jennifer 3 1 4 Pack.C;h rn .W2. 310 PadilU.AnprU 21 " . 282 I .Jcue 191. 28S l nicr. Adam 217. 282 I ' ainirt. Mima 21 ' ' l aln ei. Ben 6 I ' almei, l IK 21 " 1 ' jn l.ufn. R.4i 217 I ' jiilirllrnK l(l I ' ani . Mi«v 282 l jn|oi. 1 wring 301 I ' ankiewK . |an)e 21 " . 2 ' IS I ' ardiin. ( atheiine 21 " . 282. 313 Parker, lanclle 21 " Parker. I.Kid 21 " . 286 PjtklmrM. Raivndeah 21 " . 3(« Parkinv liini 191. 2 ' )6 Parks, Kate 29S Parieiia. t ' hriiiina 21 " I ' arruh. Dane 2( 8 Parrish. Kim 21 " Parv n . J l eph 2 1 " Parw)n . I .lly 191. 280 Parvjns. Simon 2KS Partise. Mark 21 " . 286. 291 Pate. Chris 2 " " Pate, lamo 21 " . 280 Patrick. J. Mclaughlin 310 Pattav. Michael Ina 21 " Pattjvina. Mike 28S Patterson. Angela 21 " . 289 Patton. .Angela 191. 302. 313 Paulc . Dull 191. 302. 313 Paulsen. Shannon I ' ll IVac K.k. t;ristina 191. 28S Pearl. Uura 217. 316. 320 Pearl. Matthew 191. 316 Pearwn. CjJeb 217. 280 Pcbley. Nicki 296 Peble -. Nicole 217 Pedcrson. Mark 28S. 30«) Peek, lenniler 218 peer advisers 1 8 1 Peer Theatc .MK) Pel. Haine 29S. 301 Pclikan. Eiddic 318 Pclkc . Sarah 191. 291 Pclstcr. Sarah 245 Pence. Heather 218 Pendleton. Iraccy 38 Pendleton. I ' racy 316 Peregrine. Jason I ' ll Pcreksta. Rich 213 Perry. Dein 74. 7S Ptrson. Angela 218 Penon. Angie .102. 313 Peters. Molly 218 Petersen. Angle 218 Petersen. Mandv 218 IViervthn. tiica 218 IViervin. . dam 2HS IVlerv.n. Bud 2IM IVleivm. Uki 218 IVirrviii. Mandv 280 IVicison. Nicole I ' M Peterwin. Nikki ( -l IViervon. Sabiina 192. 28S IVieiM.n. Iillany 28S IVtil. Michael 218. 2 " 9 IVtimke. t risli lUb IVtonke. (ititiina 218 IVtrovK, John MMi Pctlil. Mjiihess 1 1 Plall. Biidgeti 286 Plallly. Sherry 218. 286 Plallly. lerry 218. 286 Pleiler. I rica 218 Phi Mu I. 1 . 29. (A. 280. 282 Phi Mu Alpha Sintonia 283 Phi Mu Alpha sinlonia 2 ) Phi Mu Alpha Sinlonia Active 310 Phi Mu Alpha Sinlonia New Members 310 Phi Mus 2. . 2 " 6 Phi Sigma lota 291 Phi Sigma Kappa 29. 282 Phillips, Asher 218 Phillips. Brixikc 218 Phillips. Cindy M) Phillips. CVnthia 218. .«)I Phillips HalKlouncil 310 Phillips. Holly 218 Phillips. Katherine 286. 318 Phillips. Ijura 100. I ' )2. 316 Pi Beta Alpha 310 Pi Omega Pi 313 Piburn. Craig 192. 280. 287. .M)l Pick. Marc 192. 296 Pickcrell. Mclynda 219 Pickcrcll. Mindye 292 Pierce. Jamie 2 1 ' I. 285 Pierce, Lori 296 Pierpoint. Kent 219.305 Pieiig. Keith 3 K Pini zotio. Russ 60 Piniizotto. Russell 61 Plattner. Randy 192. 289 Plummer. .Amanda 192. 2 " " Plummer. Mar|oric 188 Poeta. Mary 219. 302 Poindexter ( ' ynthia 311. 314 Pbinier. Jillian 295 l ilc.)ulie 219. 280 IVilitical ViemeCluh 2 ' MI IHillan. Aaion 2 " " IVillan. |a«.n 219. 277 IVillard, jusiin 27 l .itei. Megan 2 1 ' I IHiiieilield. Kent 42, 46. 15 " Podrilield. Natalie 192 Poltci. Ilasid 219. 305. 310 hitierlield. lenniler 219 l .wrll, Andv 2 " 9 ISiwrll, Rotann 219 IHmrll, «all 219 IHiwriv, Shanna 192. 277 Piaiswaiei, Amanda 1 ' I2 Praiswatei, Mandv 2 ' ' Plan, (buck 219. 2 ' ) ' ) Praii. Niki 285. «(9 Ptihal. Sarah 292 PreMedtlub 313 Prentice, I indsay 219. 279 Prcscoit. Megan II U U H iJ 1 Jl 2% .il .U Prcvcoii.Sam 13. 18. 21 Prevideni lamkin 14 " Price. Jaion 192, 277 Price, Jen 219 Prichard, Ijura 1 ' I2. .«K . 320 Pruiit. Shelley 219 PsiChi 313 PsychoUigy Sociology Society 313 Public Relations Student Sciciety ot America 3 1 3 Pugh. Charlie 236 Pugh, Rebecca 219. 286 Pugh. Roger 113 Pulliam. Amy I ' I2. 291. 305. 313 Purnell. Dave 233 Purncll. David 237 Putnev. Mark 2 " Quarraio. Kathleen 192. 285 Quasi. Jill 229. 245. 26 " Quigley. Michelle 285 Q uillin. Hli abeth 219 Quinlin. |oc 2.V4 Quinn, Kelly I " . 2I ' I. 292 Radio TcIo ision and News Director ol . merKa 314 Rahorii. l.vnsi 291, MX Vccoumin Finance and Economics From Row:Thercu lnMCk.Ljn fa Fry and Mary Scott. Ro« t VC Kharada. Ed kownii J Pat licLauiMia H Moorwn. Milt VVibon. Back tow: AMred Kaflyi. Ko|ar Wbods. Marti JelavKh. RhanI Wood. Mon WhM . B«« CoKar wtd Michael Northup Agriculture Front Row. Nancy Diggt. C.K Allen. Arley Larjon. George Gille and Tern Vogel Row 2: Alex Chmg. jotanne FaircNM and Gcrak) Brown Back Row Dennn Padgia Mifce KHin p wofth. HarokJ Brown. Ouane Jewell.Tom ZweiW. Marvw) Hotkey and Patnck ) Gaa. Chefnlitry Phyiic Front Row Ed Farquhar PatrKia Lucida Sue Frucht. Jim Smelaer and Michael Bellamy Back Row Rick Toomey. Richard Landes.)ohn Shaw and Rafiqul Itlam i jy Ramos. Adelyn 2 )6 Ranisi -y, Kelly 306. 314 Ramsey. .Sara : ' W. .M)4, .?0S, 314 Randall. Judge Jackson 160 Rande, Kimalce 219 Randolph. Amy 285 Rankin, Jo 129 Rankin. Joe 131 Ransdell. Mike 192. 306 RIGHTS 274, 314 Rapinac. Tonia 219, 302 Rapp. .Ashley 192. 292 Rasa, Michelle 219, 310 Rasch, Rita 285 Rasse, Robin 219 Rath, Kelly 219 Rathburn, Lisa 219. 295, 314, 320 Ratliff, Kelli 219, 280, 309 Ray, Charisse 316 Raymond, C ' hristy 219, 289, 296, 306 Raynor. Brian 219, 279 Rea. Jason 279 Read, Stephaine 280 Read, Stephanie 219 Reavis, Sarah 285 Rebert, Kyle 320 Redd. Jim 155, 241 Redd. Matt 305 Rcdelbcrger, Sue 192 Redelberger, Susie 285 Redfearn, Amiey 286 Recce. Mindie 318 Reed, Melanie 192 Reed, Suzette 192 Reeder, Edward 1 59 Reedy, Nathan 219, 320 Reese. Emily 291 Reescr, Jacob 306, 314 Reeter. Melynda 219. 280 Reeve. Wendy 192 Ree ' e5, Alicia 219 Reeves, Janessa 2 1 9 Regier, Brittany 219, 286 Registration Leaders 102 Rehder, Ryan 219, 279 Reichart, Robert 219 Reidlcnger, Melissa 305 Reidlinger, Kim 305, 318 Reidiinger. Melissa 316, 318 Rentie, Katiie 66 Rentie, Stetanie 66 Reschke, Brent 2 1 9, 296 Residence Hall Association 12, 64, 116, 314, 321 Ressinger, Laura 192 Reuscher, Natalie 219 Rcuter, Beth 286 Reuter, Elizabeth 219 Reynolds, C.ayle 219, 277 Reynolds, John 317 Reynolds. Katie 219 Reynolds, Nathan 219 Rhoades, Debbie 46 Rhodes, Jenna a 2H 2)5 .a 3« 335 311 « 3B Rhodes, Krisren 2 1 9 Rice, James 306 Rice, Nicole 219, 279 Rice, Robert 192, 295 Richard, Stephaine 302 Richard, Stephanie 192, 302, 314 Richardson, Angle 310 Richardson, Charity 309 Richardson, Ira, 142 Richard.son, Iva 141 Richardson, James 289 Richardson, Leticia 316 Rickenbrode Rowdies 14 Rickenbrode, William 148 Rickman, Jon 176 Ridder, Jason 277 Ridernour, Lynn 159 Ridley, Darryl 219, 289 Riedemann, Michelle 192 Riegle, Nicci 286 Riekhof, Garrett 277 Ries, Anthony 309, 313 Riggs, Chris 285 Rihner. Aaron 219 Riley, Audra 219, 277, 302 Riley, Betsy 65 Riley, Bill 310 Riley, Megan 268 Ringering, Dennis 104 Rippe, Emily 219, 282 Rissler, Jared 299 Ritchie, Jill 219 Ritter,John 219 Rizzuti, Julie 219, 279 Roasa.Jill 128, 131 Robbins, Mindy 192 Roberts, Cindy 219, 280, 306, 318 Roberts, Eric 279 Roberts, Jason 291 Roberts, Julie 305 Roberts, Michael 310 Roberts, Michelle 219 Robertson, Michael 193 Robertson, Mike 279, 292, 309 Robinson, Brian 219, 289, 310 Robinson. Jill 219, 260 Robinson, Kimberly 219, 289 Robinson, Lynsey 277 Rockford, Erin 285 Rodecker, Darlene 151 Rodgers, Amy 193, 292 Rodgers,Jeff ' 127 Rodriguez, Amy 193 Rogers, Andy 219, 286 Rogers, Jason 2 1 9 Rogers, Kim 219, 296, ,W2 Rogers, Leslye 4, 193 Ro e, Christy 193 Roh, Amy 193, 299, 320 Roker, Peter 2 1 9 Rolling, Don 193, 309 Rollins, Kara 292, 302 Rolph, Jacob 219 Romada, Kornel 193, 262, 263 Rook, Melanie 219, 280 Roper, reg 241 Rose, Matthew 220, 279 Melissa 220 Rosemurgy, Catie 305, 314 Ro.senthal, Adrienne 220 Rosewell 263 Ross, Jessica 193 Ross, Justin 30, 220, 313, 314 Ross, Katie 193 Ross, Kerri 220, 280 Roth, Andrew 220, 282 Rotterman, Laura 220, 282, 289 Roush, Marcy 124, 125, 127 Rowe, Brian 285 Rowlands, Kelli 220, 280, 310 Roxx, Angel 193, 210 Roy, Kerri 193, 285 Ruckman, Marcy 305 Ruehtcr, Kent 30, 64, 282, 302, 318 Ruhl, Michelle 316 Rule, Jennifer 277, 309, 320 Rupiper, Jessica 220 Rush, Sarah 291, 320 Rushton, Rhonda 193, 282 Rushton, Stacy 318 Rusinack, Nathan 220, 277, 289 Russell, Beth Mary 44 Rus.sell, Doug 282 Russell, Justin 220 Russell, Kari 152, 220 Russell, Mary Beth 220 Russell, Mary Beth 44 Ruzicka, Dave 279, 292, 299, 309 Ryan, Brenda 86, 87 Ryan, Matt 301 Ryan, Matthew 220 Ryan, Pat 285 Ryan, Patrick 220 Ryu, Choong Ryeol 69 Sabir, .Serdar 320 Sacco, Andrea 7, 193, 241 Saccoman, Tony 220 •Sadler, Kylee 220, 299, 316 Saeger, Andrew 1% 216. Jf 314, 317 318 320 Saeger, Owen 220 Safety, Campus 1 02 Sage, Elaine 221 Sajevic, Julie 221, 280 .Sample, Ryan 221, 282 Sanchelli, Matt 20 Sanchelli. Stacy 193. 309 Sanchelli. Steve 20 Sanchez, Sean 221, 277 Sanchez, Thomas 318 Sand, Dr. Mark 109 Sandau, Shane 193 Sandell, Shawn 221, 306, 314 Sanders, Aaron 57, 221, 286 Sandridge, Kaycce 221 Sands, Stacy 193, 285 Sankey, Ben 247 Saunders, April 301 Sayar, Alper 320 Sayles, Latifah 301 Scarborough, Kim 221 Schaaf, Shane 289 Schaefer, Ariean 193. 285 Schafer, Elaine 193, 306 Schefte, Lonnie 37 Scheib, Keith 285 Schell, Jenny 50 Schenck, Leann 221, 279 Schenck, Nick 221, 299 Schenkel, Bev 115 Schieber, Peggy 38 Schiller, Z.ichary 282 Schimming, Beth 221, 282 Schley, Jubilee 193 Schloman, Hope 221, 292, . 06 Schlomer, Kevin 221, 316 Schlorholtz, Sara 221 Schlueter, Teresa 193, 291. 29Z 306, 313, 316 Schmaljohn, Ru.ssell 105 .Schmidt, Nathan 221. 282 Schmidt, Stephani 221, 280, 292 Schmitt, Andrea 221 Schneck, Nick 279 Schneckloth, T.J. 305 Schneider, Jill 193 Schneider. Robert 318 .Schobe, Chris 283 Schoenborn, Denise 309 Schoenekase, Patrick 221 Scholten, Sue 53. 305 Scholten, Susanne 221 Schooler, Corey 22 1 Schoonveld, Joel 282, 301 .Schreftler, Julie 316 Schreiber, Rob 286 Schreiber, Robert 193 Schreier, Jenni 296 Schreiner, Anthony 277, 289 Schroeter, John 296 Schulte. Mandi 280 .Schultcs, Mandi 221, 280 .Schultcs, .Shelby 221, 282 Schultz, Caria 193 Schultz, Charles 82 Schultz, Jeremiah 221 Schultz., Jeremiah 286 Schumacher, Stacy 305 Schuster, Mark 57, 221, 282 Schwalm, Colleen 320 Schwan. R.ichel 282 Schwarte, Aaron 22 1 Schwartz, Natalie 221, 301, 3U Schweigel, Karl 221, 302 Schweigel, Keri 221, 302 Schweizer, Nick 289 Schwieter, Casey 277 Scott, Amanda 221, 296, 316 Scott, Jennifer 221, 316, 318 Scott, Mary 301 .Scribblers 314 Sears, Allison 221 .Sedighi, Michelle 221, 285 See, Ginny 292 Seeba, Sarah 280 Seeley, 22 1 .Seeman, Jason 282 .Seetin. Charles 193, 301 .Segar, Lori 193 Sempek, David 193 Senate, Student 3 1 5 Sertlaten, Jacque 3 1 Communications Theatre Arts Front Row: Charles Schultz. DyannVarns. Jay Rozema andTheo Ross. Row 2: Bob Bohlken. Dan DeMott-Joni Jackson and Connie Honken. Back Row; Bayo Oluda|a, jason Teven, Bill Cue. Nancy De Young. Paul Crandon, Lori Durbin and Patrick Immel. .gC f «fl m • .,v Curriculum Instruction Front Row: Nancy Riley, Carolyn McCall, Julie Albee. Margaret Drew, Robin Chesnut and Pat Thompson. Back Row: Jackie Loucks, Jill Monticue, Shirley Steffens, Betty Bush, Jerry Wright, Carol Tjeerdsma and Jean Bouas. English Front Row: Barbara Heusel.Beth Richards and Ellcr Kaler. Row 2: Michael Hobbs, David Slater and Amy Benson Row 3: Esther Winter, Carrol Fry, Steve Shively, Jeff Loontt and Jean Hurst. Row 4: Jennifer Jewett, Bruce Litte, Cath Rosemurgy and David Leaton. Row S: LeAnn Francis, Brend Ryan and Mike Jewett. Back Row: Paul Jones and Doniv Barmann. " ? 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Erneit Woodruff and Alfred Serjel Back Row: Stephen Town iMx Will, Sarah 22 ' ' 195, 282, 309, 310 women ' s .soccer team 6 Willcnborg, Jami 227, 286 Wilson, Mike 301 Wood, Lindsay 227, 277 Williams, Amanda 227 Wilson, Natalie 227. 295. 296 Wood, Marietta 227 Williams, Brian 232 Wilson, Sarah 104, 195 Wood, Rahnl 301 Williams, CVnthia 227 Wilson, Scott 195 Woodbnd, Nathan 314 Williams, Jennifer 227 Windsor, Jennifer 186. 227 Woodruff, Jessica 227, 295, Williams. Jenny 299 Winecoff, Elaine 227, 318 Woodward, Eric 195, 305, 3 Williams, John 227, 280 Winkle, Scott 277 Woodward, Tiffany 227, 301 Williams, Kalissa 92 Winkler, Scott 277, 289 Woolsey, Tucker 234, 258 Williams, Keri 227, 318 Winkler, Stacie 227 Wooten, Charlie 37, 38 Williams, Kevin 30 Winkler, William 227 Wooten, Kristina 195 Williams, Kristina 195, 316 Winter. Amanda 227, 229, 305 Wooton,Vicki 242, 260 Williams. Malt 295 Winther,Jodi 195 Worthington, Kyle 195 Williams, Rachel 227, 292 Wiseman, Johanna 83 Wright, Bill 206 Williams, Spurgeon 227, 279 Wishon, Randy 195 Wright, Brandon 227 Williams, Tyler 227, 277 Withee, Katie 280 Wright, Cathy 63 Willming, Kathryn 282 Withrow, Warren 227 Wright, Corey 302 Wills, Nick 285, 301 Wittmaack, Allison 227 Wright, Karen 195 Willson, Brice 305, 310 Wittstruck, Erin 227, 286 Wright, Matthew Wilmes, Jessica 306 Witz, Laurie 227 Randy Wuebker 227 Wilmes, Shane 302 Wohlers, Soren 224, 227, 310 Wrinhold, Craig 291 Wilmes, Wendy 195 Wohlford, Jeremy 227, 313 Wuebker, Randy 277, 289 Wilson, Amy 310 Wolf, Jill 318 Wulff Justin 277 Wilson, Andy 227, 279 Wolf. Ruth Ann 195 Wurtz, Jennifer 195 Wilson, Brice 227 Wolff, Martin 301 Wyk, Amber Van 292 Wilson, Matthew 227 Wolff, Marty 227 Wynn, Molly 309 Wilson. Mendy Wolff, Sara 87, 227, 282 313 310 Yang, Ko-An 195, 295 Yano. Yasuhiro 195 Yarnell, Jason 293 Yatabe, Manabu 195 Yates, Robert 227 Ye, Bingyao 295 Yeager, Courtney 195, 291, 305, 316 Yokochi, Yasutoshi 195 Yost, Kristal 50 Young, Adam 295 Young, Ashley 227, 280 Young, Brian 279 Young, Calder 282 Young. Christopher 195 Young. Heather 195 Young, Melissa 195, 318 Young, Stacy 195, 286 Young, Tae 50 Young, Tracy 195, 295 Yount, Kent 285 Youtsey. Kristy 318 Youtsey. Kristy227 Yurdabag, Omer 320 Yust, Chris 305 Zaizala, Cymande 195, 289. 291, 313 Zaner, Chris 277 Zeigler, Lisa 195 Zeilstra, Tom 195 Zeliff Nancy 296, 313 Zengilli, Emre 195, 320 Zepnick, Amy 227,301, 320 Zerr, Jamie 280 Zieber, Angela 320 Ziemer, Sarah 282 Zimmerman, Jama 299 Zimmerman, Laurie 64, 69, 309, 315, 318 Zimmerman, Sarah 282 Zimmerman, Susie 227, 277 Zinnert, Eric 277 Ziemer, Sarah 227 Zoellner, Michelle 306, 310 Zuerlein, Sarah 227, 306 Zugg, Benjamin 317, 227 Zwiegel, Jennifer 227 INDEX Political Science Front Row: Robert Dewhirst, Daniel Smith and Richard Fulton. 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Working with you on both The Northwest Missourian and Tower hzd been an experience. Neal Dunker CD-ROM Audio Director Scenario: I walk into a room tliat you arc in. 7 he only words rhcar are Full-Dog. F hen you make this howling, harking sort of noise. Neal, you arc one of a kind. Amy Roh Photography Director " There is no T in ' Tower Yearbook " You have done it for four years and have done an excellent job. You might be the excellent procrastinator but what would I have done without you. Laura Prichard, CD-ROM Editor Laura Prichard i CD-ROM Editor J We started out as strangers and grew to be roommates and friends. If only 1 had a whole book to reminisce about the times we have had in the last four years. What a book that would be. I do not think we could print some of the stories that could be told. Nicole Fuller, Editor in Chief Nicole Fuller Editor in Chief If I had to say something about myself it would be how many times I have stuck my foot in my mouth and appeared on the " quote board. " That is one thing I will remember. Jammie Silvey Managing Editor My right hand woman. I am not sure what I would have done without you. Everything looks awesome. Thank you for the times in the past you have had to iak( care of me. I will remember stories that we have shared. Thanks for cleaning up the office mom. Jamniie Silvey, Managing Editor Josh Flaharty, CD-ROM Associate Editor || ' -mam Josh Fliiharty 7 f ' C ' D-ROM Associate Editor ' 1 would have to call you mj Council Blutis partner in crime. What did 1 get myself into? Just kiddin. You arc a; great asset to the CD-ROI You taking interest was a ] thing. M6r Yearbook TOWERiS Vc did it ... 1 Wow. what a year. It was great. We had our ups and dtmns but who diK ' sn ' i. In the end it Jl came out gtxKl. We finally grasped the concept ol mini-deadlines. Don ' t they work wonders. Starting out was rough but once second deadline came we had it down. We actually amc across the concept of sleep. Sleep diK s such wondrous things. When it all started we brained stormed for ideas on the theme but who would have thought hat we would even attempt a wordless theme. Once we thought further we came up with the dea to use a timeline as our theme. We pulled it otf. The one thing I would have to say is thank you Laura Widmer for all of the help you have ven me. If it wasn ' t for you I probably would have gone crazy. I would also like to thank all the stall " members who have contributed to the yearbook. I hn ughout the four years of my Wells Hall basement experience. I would have to say this been one of the best. Thank you editors for all your hard work and dedication to the HXK) btx k and making it the best yearbiH k possible. - yJ xS - style b(X)k. Yi u have done such an excellent job. I don ' t kniw what Tower w»)uld have done without you. i. hrrstine Ahrens, Chief Photographer Lhristinc Ahrcns " hicf Photographer X ' hat a boring life wc I i uuld live if it wasn ' t for you? w nijdc rrU ' laut h with the .Hid rrprcssioas u nld S.1V. f vvifl mtss th it. Jackie Mauck, Copy Editor Kyla Trebisovski Design Director What I will miss most is w.irchingyou clcin you desk cvL-n- timgyou enter the Cody Snapp, Design Associate Cody Snapp _ Dn n nssociatt " PoNvcr Hitch... cnoui;li »id. just jokin . J will always thank you for your help. Jackie Mauck office. Need I say more. »h Smith Jopy Director fp on reading that AP 1 swtefloot as .1 staffer ancBM ' c tccico yen into ihc ed board. I am glad you decided 10 join. You were a wonderful help. Thank you. KyUTrebisoMki, Design Director o o Clean quotes from the ' quote board ' " High-five sister friend. " Amy " Tuesday night is ladies ' night at the library. " Cody " Somebody just sedate me or something. " Christine " Oh my God, I can ' t hear. My eyes are watering. " Niki " I ' m trying to figure out how to use this book. " Sarah " I have a huge crack ri t here and I think it ' s meant to be there. " KyU jammie: " This is seductive music. " (referring to Paula Coles feeling love song) Jackie: " It makes me want to kick my shoes off and wiggle around. " " Would it be accurate to say she was mutilated. " Jackie Staff M7 As the academic year began to wind down, we found ourselves remembering what carried us into the 21st Century. We wondered what was coming next in the advancement of the University. Once again, we watched the Bearcat Football Team conquer the MIAA Championship and win its second-consecutive national championship in Florence, Ala. This victory did not come without obstacles. Players faced injuries, and even the death of a teammate. These problems only increased the team ' s dedication, helping them win it all. As a University, we saw the planning of the Missouri Academy of Mathematics, Science and Computers. The Academy planned to bring high school juniors to campus to finish their last two years of secondary education. The Student Union and South Complex Residence Hall neared completion while workers started renovating the Garrett-Strong Science Building. Construction shuffled classes and offices to different locations on campus. A visual reminder of the continued M8r Yearbook ■ Disappointment shows on Bearcats ' faces during the final minute of their loss against Missouri Western State College Photo by Amy Roh • The South Complex Residence Hall, almost completed, waiu to be occupied with students in the fall. Photo by OinsDne A irens • After a silent walk through campus to honor Dr Martin Luther King Jr. people gather and sing in the Mary Linn Performing Arts Center Pfjoto by Airtf Roh ■ At a community forum discussing the Missouri Academy of Mathematics. Science and Computing. Bob Bush talks about how the Academy students will benefit the community. Photo trfAmy Roh CI (.IS I • Football players celebrate after a touchdown against the University of Indiana-Pennsylvania. Photo by Amy Roh ' In the new bookstore in the Student Union, Joann Thompson sets up greeting card racks. Photo by Cbratine Ahrens • Children sitting close to the action hold their breath while watching a Bearcat basketball game. Photo by Amy Roh • The crowd erupts after a slam-dunk at the men ' s basketball game against Washburn University. Photo by Amy Roh YmWr Yearbook renovation was seen in the addition of the trailers by Wells Hall. Thompson-Ringold and Valk Agricultural buildings. Students had to learn to adapt to different surroundings. Events not only on a local level, but on a global perspective, impacted students ' lives. What surprised most of us was the drastic changes in the weather. One day, the thermostat read 60 degrees; the next day, we faced rain, sleet and snow with temperatures dipping to 20 degrees. The weather also played a big role in many events around us. We remembered the accident on Interstate 29 that killed 10 people, and an another accident involving Kansas City Chief Linebacker Derrick Thomas, who later died from his injuries. A year that some thought would never come, turned out to be just a Y2K scare that created only minor problems. From Japan to the United States, most everything ran smoothly, and the University experienced only a few computer glitches. As the clock continued to tick, so did our lives. We continued to look forward to the future, for ourselves and the University. CI ii t ' J 1 • Before the football celebration. Ryan Miller autographs a young Bearcat fans shirt. Fans were able to show their support to the football players after the back-to-back national football championship. Photo by Chhsvne Ahrem Vlacintos Quick ' Umc for Macintosh must be installed to enable ic video packages to play. Quicklime should be located l.xtcnsions ' ioLici of voui diiNo. If your mputer does not come with QuickliiiK tui cm wnload the most recent version from Netscape at: http: qt sw7sw.html. To ensure accurate colors go to " Monitors Sound " n the control panel and set the monitor to " Thousands " " colors. stem Requirements: 640 X 480 color displn- inimum: 8 MB RAM J2x CD-ROM drive Recommended: 16 MB RAM 4x CD-ROM » view the CD: Close all programs Insen the CD into your CD-ROM drive Double-click on the 2000 Tower CD-ROM icon J Locate and click on the projector file named " 2000 W CD-ROM " fbnck and enjoy indows 95 98 NT QuickTime for Windows must be installed to enable the video packages to play. QuickTime hould be located in the " Windows " folder of ar hard drive. 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