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

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Bcttom Ilio Tower V« ' arb«M k is th«- only writton ri-i-ortlof thf hi-sloo of Northwi ' sl. HiroiiKh mir covermge, inem€»ries and jitoric-s unfold with each paKc- N« other publication has the o e written ret« rtl of events ranKin from H much anticipated c« ncert. to the inoniiniental moment terroriMs attacked Sept. 1 1 and shattered the calm of even, day life. I " he journey throuRh college Ls pieced tdnether with memories of play and work. The balance «»f the tw o Ls necessary to grasp the tnie concept of these extraordinar moments in our lives. The bottom line is both are imp rtant in the final scheme of things. Both toncepts are necessary to achieve the ultimate learning experience. With this idea in mind, the format of the book is unique to previous years. In effort to emphasize this balance of the two worlds, the book only has two division pages with subdi isions within. The bottom line is that without work or without play, the true ad enture of college, the personal growth that accompanies this journey, is lost. ThLs publication has attempted to portray this concept, as well as document the many aspects of life at Northwest through the course of the year. I nderstanding the theme throughout this book, we hope that this volume of the 2002 Tower earbook not only captures the aura of Northwest and its students, but enables readers to relive these experiences and stories decades down the road. A sunny fall afternoon gives students an opportunity to gather around Colden Pond and engage in a variety ot jcti ities While memhers ot the Mhance ol Black Collegians played a game ot human pretzel, others worked on homework and studied for classes-demonstrating the bottom line at Northwest was a balance between play and work in everyday life, photo bv Cody Snapp -■ ' V V n Y} ., ottom JLine ottot ' o er 200 .? Photo albums and numor ' boxes fillfd with worn concert ticket stubs and valuable treasures (Iffine play. These are Ihr moments when you grew as a person, found vour true self and wondered where life was -. iitiR to take you. Away Ir.iin the papers and lectures, the lessons were different, but crucial none the I hese are the stories of i y homecoming wiekends, tragedy when play stopped Sept. 11, Bearcat victories and defeats and finding your niche in the social scheme of things we call college. The bottom line is this balance in life is critical at Northwest. 6 Min i Mag JQ Balancing on the other end of the scale of haz weekends and road trips are the all night stud sessions and the group projects. The ultimate goal was graduation. . nd money, academics and the people around us were woven into a complicated equation.. . budget cut did not make this task any easier, but a generous donation helped one college ith their e.xpenses. Looking closer at the indi iduals within this realm, it becomes clear that the art of balancing work and play was not only a challenge, but the bottom line to achie ing the most important lesson in life. 2J2 People 2C)2 Index lly th I Vi hook i rmphi Ivi TV Mith »u pel journe lo po I he m. 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The economy forced budget cuts that became a major influence on every decision that was made. But where funds became scarce in some areas, they multiplied In others. Money concerns faded Into the background while we played. Bid Day united " sisters, " old and new, and fraternities created a sense of brotherhood with a new group of pledges. The music of " The Urge " echoed off the walls of Mary Linn Performing Arts Center and into our heads as we enjoyed the much-anticipated concert in October. The bottom line was despite the reality of the real world bearing down on us, there was still time to enjoy the adventures of college life. Play permeated everything. It was what memories were made of and what sometimes reeked havoc on our grades and concentration. In a game of ultimate Frisbee, Delld Zeta Stephanie Bolton tosses the disc to a teammate as part of a Greek Week competition. The week ' s activities included canoe and tricycle races, a pie eating contest and olympiad, photo by Michaela Kanger 2 M » ]l l! M r W Raising the Afghanistan flag, Shahab Shattiey, Mhaleena Mansoor and Nazira Hussaini participate in the fourth annual flag raising ceremony at the International Plaza. All three hacl connections in Kabul, Afghanistan. photo by Michaela Kanger Play and (sride were reflected through our athletes and the honors and awards they brought home. Pushing past the boundaries of their athleticism, our Bearcats proved that play was a way of life. For those not involved in sports, a widearray of organizations offered a pseudo-family for any student. From theAlliance of Black Collegians to the Indian Student Organization, there was an activits ' and area of interest for everyone. Bottom line, to benefit from play at Northwest, you had to get involved, take advantage of the moment and get in the spirit of the situation to grow as an individual. While play occupied much of our time, work was also a significant factor in our lives. Work was essential to achieve success and did not come without lessons of its own. In the courses we took and the papers we complained about, we began to understand. With the help of faculty, peers and academic services, the reality of graduation came charging toward us. Play It was the breathless feeling after uncontrollable laughter, a night of blurred dizzy memories and a throbbing headache the next morning, the guilty pleasure of skipping class to order Dominoes and take a nap. It was the spirit of homecoming, the excitement of a long- awaited concert and a night on the town at one of the seven local establishments. It was outside of the classroom and away from the books and papers that was such a significant part in the adventure of college. Though the moments seemed trivial at the lime, it was these experiences that defined play. Even after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 1 1 , when play abruptly screeched to a halt in a shocked silence, out of the ashes arose a new appreciation for the freedoms we enjoyed as a country and a new- found respect for the reality in which we played. The rules of play at Northwest were simple. Be spontaneous, be loud, be yourself. Do things that scare you, do the things at the bottom of your to-do-list, do the unusual. Take a risk, take lunch breaks during class, take that road trip with your best friends. But never say that there wasn ' t time for play. Screams of encouragement escape Dawn Trent and Kendra Masoner during the match up against Missoun Western State College Nov. 3. photo by Mkhaela Kanger Play ' SKUX iJhiitoiVA ■ii aKMV .1 voVA galkO •iMi nwtj lW nuojjiVA Untb qo rt: ltm -irt) gnnub lenotbV h• bn ' U bnt ineiVt fwiO «v 3» Kvsnwgtiuoon V ?mbe- Vd 1) MiHiiK I ;iiirk and .li-miitcr I (ink Intro to real world 1 1 was the beginning of a different kind of freedom: a new set of duties and the first step into the real world. MinulusdtliT her arrival M Perrm Hall, Ritu lain begins to unpack. " I was atraid that I brought too many belongings and it would take forever to move, " lain said, photo by Amanda Bvler Family and friends help students move into the residence halls on the west side of campus. The Cat Crew helped the freshmen carry belongings to their new living quarters, photo by Michaela Kanger Arriving on i;impus Aug. 2 ' .i. the parking lots were overflowing with vehicles, luggage and family members. In the next step, students were leaving their families behind and entering another realm of education and experience. Cat Crew volunteers assisted in this move to the residence halls throughout the day. Carrying belongings and directing traffic they worked throughout the humid day. Some students crammed as much as possible into the rooms, ignoring the limited space in light of their new-found freedom. " I wouldn ' t mind living in the dorms until I graduate. " Jed Penland said. Once family members left, roommates were on their own to get to know each other and set up their rooms. Some of the residents were friends before they came to college, while others were meeting for the first time. " I actually didn ' t know my roommate at first, but as of now we are getting along gootl, " Gina Tominia said. " We both have the same major, and being broadcast students we are both talkative. " The transition was not always hard. .After unpacking and settling into the dorms, many people were able to relax and enjoy the beginning of college life. " Evervone is really close on my floor and we have the best RA ' s, " Rebecca Crane said. " riial ' s made moving here a lot easier. " riie transition to college life proved to be both a challenging and rewarding experience. One filled Wth memories and life lessons for evervone. Cil wouldn ' t mind living in the dorms until I graduate. J J -Jed Penland -1 TIIDFNT LiFF Before carting her belongings up to her room in Dieterich, lill Muegge fills out a checklist of room damages. " I ' m really not liking all the blocks, it makes me feel like I ' m in a cell, " Muegge joked as she looked over her room, photo by Amanda Byler Boxes and belongings litter the floor in Erin Bailey and Brooke Dake ' s new room. Millikan Hall found the two strangers becoming good friends by chance not by choice, photo by Amanda Byler Females made up ss Northwest had s, 559 From Sept. 13-26, a total Atotal of 1,253 students It took 130 Cat Crew percent of Northwest ' s .tudent body. undergraduates including the Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing. of 11 " Minor in Possession ' violations were given on campus. were in this year ' s freshman class, while 1,256 students were registered last year. volunteers to help students move into the residence halls. Source of facts: Janet Lekey. Data Coordinator, Lt. Ron Christinson. w ' u wv. Freshman Experience- I Miin l I iiick Rho Chis Reunite •7 ■ • A ' ; She si ' annoii thf nnnn hoping not to ignore an -thing. She packed up the last of her necessities, knowing that if she forgot anNlhing. there was no coming back. As she assured herself that she had ever 1hing, she realized she (. ' ouki not communicate with her Inn and Suites, ' lliis practice hel[K ' (l the Rho Chis keep the mie of silence. " I think it was a good idea to combine members of different sororities in the hotel that we were sta ing at, " Cole said. " Of course, I missed talkinj; with my sisters for a week. • • Of course I missed talking with my sisters for a week, but I got a chance to get to know other members of different sororities than my own. J J . crystal coie sisters for a week. She grabbed her last bag of items and left her room in Roberta Hall. For years, the Rho Chis have had a stipulation that they were required to lea e Roberta Hall to avoid influencing new pledges. From .July until September, they had to remoN ' e any affiliation with their sorority. Crystal Cole, a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma, was accepted into the Rho Chi organization after completing the application and inter iew process. To fulfill her duties. Cole moved out the night of Sept. 4 not to return until Sept. 10 when Bid Day arrived. " This was my first time as a Rho Chi moving out, " Cole said. " I think most of the active members that had to move out were doing it for the first time. " She was assigned, with three roommates from other sororities, to a room at University u f w Bobby (O) A total off 2,64 From July to Sept. jo. iSi women rushed; Each Rho Chi was was spent on hotel Rho Chis were not all but were given given a partner from a rooms for 36 Rho Chis, allowed to share their bids. separate sorority. Panhellenic Council last name or sorority and the director of affiliation. student activities during Rush. l TUDE NT Life but I got a chance to get to know other members of different sororities than my own. " . fter meeting her roommates and settling into her new home for the week, Cole had to instruct her section of pledges through the week of activities. She helped pledges get acquainted with the active members of e ery sorority. On Bid Day, Cole was responsible for informing her pledges if they had been accepted into their chosen sorority-. After Bid Day. Cole mo ed back into her residence hall room. After a week of living out of a suitcase and isolated from her sisters. Cole was happy to say she was finally home. Flowers, stuffed animals and cards surrounri Mindy Huffman as she embraces a sister who was a Rho Chi. The Rho Chis had to move inid University Inn and Suites for the week, photo b Micbaela Kanger Sources: Nowcr. Panhellenic Council J " » - Tju Kjppj Ep ilun pledge, Taft Burnes ho s his tellow pledges hov It s done during the TKEs car smash. Wemliers ol Ihc Alpha Sigma Alpha sororitv also joined the fun. photo by ■ m.jndj P ler iS cmbcrs and pledges gather in the (K)tch III the Alpha Kappa Lambda house as lared Weber checks to see what everyone wants to eat. Weber was volunteered to be the cook for the evening by one of his fraternity On Walk Out Day. Nathan Elder and Craig Mackin participate in Sigma Phi Epsilon ' s teeter-totter for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Members and pledges took turns on the teeter-totter for a total of 72 hours. photo by Amanda Byler L _ IJ2£NlJ_lE£__ by Mandy Lauck Band of Brothers Rush activities emphasized the sense of family with fraternity membership. Each had their own way of inviting potential prospects to their event. Whether it was free food or entertainment, members attracted the people they thought the fraternity needed to build a positive reputation. With overall numbers down, fraternit ' rush at the University proceeded. Many fraternities started the week with open houses and barbecues to get to know pledges and help them understand each organization. Alpha Kappa Lambda held an open house and barbecue to velcome interested recruits. AKL offered pledges a family-like bond between the members. As free food was given to the recruits, the active members answered questions about the house, the other members and the rules of the fraternit ' . .• nother fraternitv, Sigma Phi Epsilon, ii I felt I fit in the most with the TKEs. ?? -Taft Burnes hosted a pig roast and a casino night as part of its rush activities. One pledge, Craig Mackin, joined the fraternity because of the reputation it had. " I found out the frat was great at intramurals, and I liked the way they ran things at Sigma Phi Epsilon, " Mackin said. Tau Kappa Epsilon hosted its rush t vo weeks into the school year. The main point the TKEs wanted to share with recruits was the family-like bond that came with membership. Pledges toured the house and talked to active members who gave them a sense of belonging. " Out of all the fraternities. I felt I fit in the most with the TKEs, " Taft Burnes said. The main point that kept coming up during rush was brotherhood. A stone sign that stood outside the AKL house told rushees what the fraternities were all about. It read: " We few. We happy few. We band of brothers. " An informal barbeque series as a way tor potential rushies to meet with members ot Alpha Kappa Lambda. Many of the fraternities on campus held similar functions during the third week of school, photo by Micheala Kanger Sigma Phi Epsilon purchased a hog for Fall rush costing $4.00. The hog took one and a half days to cook in a pit. Sources: Jesse Nower. Panhellenic Council CiRFFK WfFK - Transfer Talent " UMllpl• l in thf rcHl-liiu.l of - l.iiiii IVrfomiinj; Arts C ' oiitiT. he watchi ' il others say thoir lines. When he was called, he slowly skimmeil the script. Standing l etween the two actors, he recited each line with perfection. When it was o er, he returned the script to the director and went back to his seal, sitting in the same slumped position. .lonathon Reynolds. .1 transfer student from the L ' niversity of Missouri- Columbia, decided he needed a different en ironmcnt. lie transferred to Northwest and said the University was the alternative home he was looking for. Reynolds was a theater major who auditioned for the plays " Aging Disgracefully, " " Medea " and " ATail of Tales. " lluring the auditions for " .• ging Disgracefully. " Reynolds tried out for the roles through cold readings, which were read-throughs without preparation. " I prefer the cold reading because you just go in (to the audition) and perform. " Reynolds said. " I try to go last just because that gives me a way to prepare and see my competition. " .■ fter his journey to Northwest. Reynolds found new surroundings in which to express his artistic talents. .Mong with these new surroundings came new opportunities to grow as an .K ' tiir and as a person. Reid Kirchhoff, who performed in ' The Complete Works of William Shakespeare- Abridged ' rehearsed 10- 2S hours for auditions. ± . lXuii£ni Life The choreography lesson proves hjrder than expetled as students auditioning for " Medea " work on tivirling. The locus of the " Medea " audition was to demonstrate the ability to sing and dance, photo by Michaela Kanger Shrieking with panic. Lance Christofferson runs around Mark M.iasen while going through a scene taken from " Romeo and Juliet. " There were only three main characters in " The Complete Works of William Shakespeare-Abridged, " requiring the actors to rehearse more lines than usual, photo b) Michaela Kanger Creen polka-dotted boxers were Mark Maasen ' s good luck charm for auditions and the last performance of every play he was in. To help her prepare for audition Amanda Backenstoss, would go an entire day speaking in the rhythm and dialect of her monologue. bv Mandv Lauck One Chance for Stardom A week of auditions for a moment in the spotlight. Focusing on his script, Reld rchhott imitates a preacher while ading lines from " The Complete ' orks of William Shakespeare- Dridged. " He also tried out for 4edea. " photo by Michaela Kanger Pacing back and forth, he scanned the dialogue, testing even. ' word until it sounded perfect. His name was called, signaling 30 seconds before he was on. Breathing deeply, he relaxed his entire body. This was it. The next few minutes in the spotlight would determine his theater participation for the trimester. E en the experienced were faced with a new challenge. The audition process for student productions changed, condensing auditions for an entire season into one week. Reid Kirchhoff has studied theater intensely and tried out for multiple plays. He auditioned for " The Complete Works of William Shakespeare-Abridged. " preparing two contrasting monologues lasting four minutes each. But the pressure did not phase Kirchhoff. " I think this new process of auditioning is a good idea, " Kirchhoff said. " It prepares those that are wanting to be professional actors and gives them a taste of what the cold reads are like for professional auditions. " Kirchhoff s first monologue was from Glengarry, Glen, Ross. " This serious piece about li ing in the business world was followed by the lighter performance of " Little Footsteps, " a comedy showing interaction with children. " I chose the pieces I did, because when someone is auditioning for a piece, you want the judges to see that you are ver - diverse and could play many different roles, " Kirchhoff said. After " The Complete Works of William Shakespeare-Abridged " audition was over, Kirchhoff tried out for the main stage play, " Medea. " Only one main stage play was performed each year. In these auditions, Kirchhoff identified with the character and the character ' s feelings. Next, Haley Hoss, assistant professor of health, physical education, recreation and dance, taught the choreography. Director Steve Grossman paired Kirchhoff v ith another actor to see their interaction. Finally, the last auditions were solo efforts, showing how the actors performed in the spotlight. Kirchhoff stepped from behind the curtain and stood in front of the director. He auditioned for the part of the messenger, and read the dramatic and graphic piece with intense emotion on his face. When he w ' as finished, the director said he had chills from his performance. As Kirchhoff left, the director looked as if he had tears in his eyes. His talent was evident, and despite the changes in the audition process, Kirchhoff proved he had what it took to be in the spotlight. • • It prepares those that are wanting to be professional actors and gives them a taste of what the cold reads are like for professional auditions. J J -Reid Kirchhoff byMuidyLauck The Mazes Below m tunnels running through campus wove an intricate web of passageways invisible to the community A small flashlight was the only source of light by which to navigate. Occasionally, a high-pitched creak rattled the nerves. The moist environment was uncomfortable and claustrophobic. This was the atmosphere of the steam tunnels that stretched beneath the Northwest campus. Four main passages traced throughout the campus with smaller lines branching off. Hie tunnels housed utility and water lines and high-pressure steam pipes used to heat the campus. Some of them were well-lit, clean and large enough to walk in, while others were unbearably hot, fiill of fog or dust and barely big enough to crawl through. " These tunnels vary from being veiy large, like the tunnels under the library and the high ri , to little crawl spaces by Perrin and Hudson Halls, " Jamas Teaney, steam plant heating, ventilation and air conditioning supervisor, said. Under intense pressure from the steam, many of the tunnels started to break down. Crews were required to maintain the pipes, ensuring the safety of the employees and keeping the tunnels in working order. " We ' ve got to have the tunnels and keep working at our job to keep the boiler room going, " Teaney said. " If the tunnels weren ' t there, there would be no heat. " Dark crevices created a sense of mystery in the maze of tunnels that ran beneath campus. Tunnels below the surface of the University grounds were more than just a Bstoiy, they were a necessity in heating the entire campus. A dark tunnel stretches beneath the sidewalk behind the Administration Building. Animals such as raccoons were occasionally found in the tunnels, photo by Michaels Kanger The tunnelt wen meant These areas wen mostly Asbestos was often a The steam In these Some of the University ' s to carry items such as forbidden; few people major problem when tunnels often reached 120 steam tunnels stntched utility lines and high pressun steam pipes. working with the labyrinth degrees, oftunrtels. approximately three- fourths of a mile under the sidewalks. Til N_N£LS " h IU-t.s l.oc Preparation for a Spirited Show Peering into a mirror lit by a blue, florescent glow, trembling hands made last minutt adjiLstnients to hair anil makeup Iwckstage. A the lights in Man,- linn Perfoniiing Arts Center dimmetl, pertbrmers nished to their iilaces, mouthing the lines that they had been going over for the past month. The humorous acts and vocal presentations of the Homecoming Variet ' Show were the result of weeks of planning , which culminated in three evening performances. Preparations for the show began several weeks prior when committees and musical performers came up with ideas for the Oct. 17 production that would parallel the theme, " Bobby Takes a Vacation. " " First, our skit chairs came up with ideas for the skit, " Gina Tominia, Alpha Sigma Alpha member, s;jid. " Then, we had auditions for thi ' main parts. If you didn ' t get a main part, you just signed up to be an extra. " The Greek skits and individual performers went through auditions a month before thf show. After the selections, rehearsals began. " We had been practicing ever ' day for tlu ' last month, " Jake Akerson said. " I was reall excited. I ' d been hoping this day would sit here. " As the anticipation rose, so did the ner ous feelings surrounding opening night. Michelle Forsen dealt with the butterflies by getting her mind off the performance. (S) During the 2000 Buzz Sutherfield wa- Variety Show, Andy the first nonstudent tv Macl ey received a ticket ever host the Variety for indecent exposure. Show. e didn ' t want to mess up and make asses of ourselves. -Brandon Stanley " The first night I was pretty nervous, " Forsen said. " To prepare, I got there early, drank a lot of water and tried to talk to a lot of people to keep my mind off the show. " Other students chose to focus on their performance to deal with their apprehension. Masters of Ceremony Brandon Stanley and Adam Nelson were going over their lines in the last few minutes before the show. " I wasn ' t too nervous, " Stanley said. " I just wanted to relax and have fun. We didn ' t want to mess up and make asses of ourselves. " The hours of rehearsals paid off. The ariety Show kicked off the Homecoming week leasing the audience in fits of laughter. 2( TUDENT Life by Betsy Lee uring the " Road Rules World Extreme llenge " skit, James Pate and Alan Collmg hold odd Kenney. The men ot Kappa Sigma teamed vith the women of Delta Zeta for their skit, to bv Michaela Kanger C mc moment in time Anticipation mounted in Man ' Linn Performing Arts Center as the naming of the Homecoming king and queen approached. The audience chattered among themselves, speculating who would be crowned on Oct. 17. Each Homecoming candidate was aimounced indr iduaEy as they made their way to the stage. King candidates Jacob Akehurst Dallas Archer. Shane Foust. Logan Lightfoot and Sean Sanchez escorted queen candidates Crystal Beckham, Brooke Hansen. Shannon Knierim, Corinne Moszcz -nski and Keri Stangl. When the last couple wa introduced, royalts ' assistants. Clair . Porterfield and Alec Tatum, waved aric blew kisses to the crowd while earning the crowns for the king and queen. The t vo 5-year-olds looked up in awe at the Homecoming Court .After the cheers died down, .Archer accepted his crown graciously. When Moszcz Tiski was crowned queen, she jumped up and down e. ' icitedly before hugging her escort and joining Archer in the middle of the stage. Taking their places as the new Homecoming king and queen, the two proudly wore their crowns as the audience applauded. A week filled with school spirit had begun. With a new queen, former royalty Carissa Bolinger crowns Corinne Moszczynski. photo by Michaela Kanger A bit of assistance allows the two participants in the VarietN ' show to prepare for the event. Backstage preparation was a nervous ordeal, photo by Michaela Kanger Hula girls from Sigma kappa dance after Bobby is revived during the skit, " Weekend at Bobby ' s. " There were six skits included in the variety show, along with 10 musical acts, photo by ' ' haela Kanger -21_ Sludenls lin« up tu lol their flexibility with the t.i|),ip,i Ai during the limbo. L.ilor, thr rod was set on lire, pholo by Amjnd.i Ihlfr While volunteering al the Middle Eastrrn Student Association l.ible, Casim Ibrahimkh hi ' lps lastin Mannino try on an Arabic Shemaii have many friends that are international studcn ' and it was good to learn more about then ' Mannino said, photo b R l, ' r Walkout Day began in Walkout day originally marked the end of freshmen hazing at Northwest. The hazing could last as long as five weeks, in which the freshmen were forced to wear a beanie. The hazing period ended when six freshmen kidnapped the student body president in protest. The first international student was accepted into the school in 1937. Sources: Tower 2000 •Tile NortliwcH MLsMiurlan. " -SlUD£.biT_l_l££ by Jill Robinson A Day of Diversity It was the kickoff to Homecoming weekend. A tradition dating back to 1915, Walkout Day, Oct. 19, meant no classes and an abundance of school spirit. While the concept was the same, an emphasis on cultural diversity dominated the da ' ' s festi nties. Previously scheduled for Famil ' Day in past years, the Festival of Cultures encompassed Afghanistan, it was a special da ' for me. I was proud to represent my countr ' , but there was anger, sadness, and in the beginning, I was embarrassed. I couldn ' t lose trust in my country- though, and I ' m praying for peace. " Mansoor was one of many students representing 40 countries at the ceremony. Other culturally diverse events scheduled for i My feelings were of mixed emotions. Being from Afghanistan, it was a special day for me. j j -Mhaleena Mansoor such activities as the Fourth Annual Flag Raising Ceremony at the Joyce and Harvey White International Plaza. With the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 still fresh in ever one ' s mind, there was a new-found respect for the event. " My feelings were of mixed emotions, " Mhaleena Mansoor said. " Being from the day included the Mapapa Acrobats from Kenya and the Middle Eastern Student Association ' s fund-raiser for Afghan children. It was a day without classes and full of cultural awareness. While some students prepared for Saturday ' s game, many were appreciating the diverse student population Northwest had to offer. Four proud international students raise the Kenyan flag. As the flag raising ceremony progressed, more lines of students joined in eager to assist, photo by Amanda Byler The Latvian flag is raised by Agnis Retenai at the International Plaza. Retenai was from Tukums and was the first student form Latvia to attend Northwest, photo by Michaela Kanger HoMFroMiNr, - I .IciinirtT I uiik iinil ManiK I ;iiif ' k Creativity Pride Fill the Creating a masterpiece witli chiekenwirt- and tissue paper was the challenge lacing organizations entering Honls in the Homecoming Parade. Most fraternities teamed up with a sorority to build floats that revolved around the Homecoming theme: " Bobby Takes a Vacation. " Alpha Sigma . lpha and Delta Chi joined together to create their float, " Bon Voyage Bobby. " The idea behind the creation was inspired by " Gilligans Island. " " Overall we were very pleased with the results, " Delta Chi Joe Prokop said. " Building the float was the easiest part, but forming everything with the chicken wire was the hardest and most time consuming. " The results of the parade competitions and the rest of Homecoming week, were announced Sunday, Oct. 21, at Rickenbrode Stadium. Phi Mu took home nine awards, including first in all clown competitions and second in the highly competitive float division. " Being a senior, I was proud to see everything come together with positive energy and have such good things come out of it, " Phi Mu Stephanie Burkett said. " I ' m proud of them, they are great girls. " It was good to see ev«r «ie ' s hard work payoff in the end ?? -Jason Wa.shani ( and Streets l-Di tile Iraternities. Tau Kappa Kpsilon came away with first place in the mini-float and the jalopy competitions, as well as second in the paper mache clowns. TKE Jason Washam said the awards were only a small gratification when the floats were completed. The expressions of the people watching the parade were what really mattered to him. " It was good to see everyone ' s hard work pay off in the end, " Washam said. " Guys stayed up really late and then, during the parade, to see their work was a great accomplishment. " .After nights of aching hands and tired I ' ves. people that participated in the parade wtTf proud of their creations. During Homecoming week, organizations found init what it meant to work as a team. There were is8 entries in the parade. The Bearcat Marching Band was accompanied by 29 high school bands on the parade route. Twenty-eight awards were given out for parade competitions. Homecoming Royalty t orinne Mi)S vnski .mil Ddlljs Archer jre jccompanied by Royall Assistants Claire Porterfield and Alec Talum. Thi- Homecoming parade started a( 9:30 a.m. phola by Miclijela Kjngef While handing out lollipops lo the crowd, Sigma Sigma Sigma member, Carissa Kalkbrenner grabs one for herself. Many participated in the eveni photo by Shane McAsey 2i, A remix of Steppenwolf s " Magic Carpet Ride, " |ilays as the new associate members of Delta Chi dance for the crowd. The group had won an award tor their dance for the past four years, photo by llchaela Kanger Sigma Society members, Betsy Burgess, Katie Curtis, Sabrina Marques, Catrina Pelton and Holly Miller strut down Fourth Street during the Homecoming Parade. The society was broken into groups that were spread throughout the parade. ' §0-;- ■■- ( ji ji ' 1 ■ fcf mi HOMFCOMING 25_ Ii M.iiiiIn I aiulv Hickory Stick Switches Hands Oil tKt. JO. ' l.fidd M TiMmiMv; I.Mis MiiUTAil llu-i- tr.i |inMil In lli.inr.i riiiii|)li. ' tf, into Rickonbnxlc Stailium with one goal in putting the score at lO-O. mind: retain ownership of the revered hickon The BulUlogs put their first [wints on the stick. The game against Truman State tioard when quarterback Kric Howe p;Lssed to Univei it ' went down to the wire, leaving split end Alfonso Pugh to score a tducluiown Bearcat fans hanging in suspense through the making the it 10-7. The Bearcats would put final seconds. seven more points on the board with a I-yard • • These things won ' t happen often, but that ' s the way Hfe is, not ever thing goes the way you want it. J J -Mel Tjeerdsma This tradition dated back to 1930 when Northwest granted the hickor ' stick to Northeast Missouri State Teacher ' s College, which later became Truman State Universit ' . The battle continued between the two schools, with the Bearcats in possession of the stick prior to the Homecoming game. It was a slow start to the game, the defense held each team fh)m moving down the field. The Bearcats retained possession with 10:49 lefk in the first quarter and .slowly crept toward the end zone. After gaining 27 ' ards on seven plav-s, kicker Eddie Ibarra kicked a 28-yard field goal to put the Bearcats up by three. At the start of the second quarter. Bearcat running back Geromy Scaggs rushed for sL yards to score the first touchdown of the game. run from fiillback Maurice Douglas to meike the halftime score 17-7. With 12 seconds to go in the game and a score of 23-17 in favor of the " Cats, the possession of the hickory- stick changed hands. The Bulldogs went on an 8-pla,v, 7,5 yard march to score the final touchdown and win the game 24-23. Head football coach Mel Tjeerdsma felt the game was a lesson in life for the team. " These things won ' t happen often, but that ' s the way life is, " Tjeerdsma said. " Not evervthing goes the way you want it. " Despite the loss, the Bearcats gave the alumni, students and community a memorable Homecoming game. The hickory- stick may have changed hands, but the Northwest school spirit remained. Since 1946 the Bearcats have been 25-24-1 for the homecoming game. (m) m The Don Black award has been given out for the last 29 years and has had 30 recipients. A game against Washburn University In ippo was held up because of a hailstorm. Source: t ' .nH-missouii.cdu, Andy ' Icy. Director of Sports Inrormation Truman State University players taunt Xonhwost after the game; head iootball coach Mel Tjeersdma tells his players not to worry about the Bulldogs. The Bearcats lost 24-23 to Truman in the last minutes ol the game, photo by Micbaela Kanger Running back Ryan Hackett dodges Truman State University ' s defensive back Shaun Lowery. Hackett received the Don Black Trophy for most valuable player, photo by Michaela Kanger After a Northwest penalty is announced, Bearcat fans make their disgust known. With increasing attendance at the Homecoming game, seats soon became scarce, photo by Amanda Byler HOMFCOMING - Homecoming Unfolds Wednesday With tho help III Curtis Fedlhet, Ni ,ii Azarkane covers the Alpha Kappa Lambda float in blue and purple tissue paper. Construction ot the floats began weeks Ix-lore the parade, photo h Chhslina Campobassi ■ ■ Variety Show The night of skits and individual performances began at 7 p m. at the Mary Linn Performing Arts Center to start the week ' s events. ■ Crowning ot myalty Following the Variety Sfxjw. Dallas Archer and Comne lAjszczynski were named Homecoming king and queen. Friday Golden Anniversary Homecoming Reunion- 9 a.m. Festival of Cultures- 12-5 p.m. Fourth . nnual Flas Raising Cerenion - 2 p.m. ' m ifty Show- : ' M) p.m. Ubser crs gather around as the President Dean Hubbard visit American flag is raised at the flag with students at the cultural fair i raising ceremony on Friday, photo by Walkout day. The fair went on ■ mjnda Byler afternoon, photo by Amanda Byh As the lights behind the stage dim, Brandon Stanley and Kathy Hundley search for last-minute items before the beginning ofThursday night ' s show. Stanley and Hundley were hvo of the four masters of ceremony, photo by Michaels Kanger " There You ' ll Be, " is sung by Jennifer Munroe during the homecoming performance. There were eight musical acts in the show. photo by Michaela Kanger Bobby Bearcat gasps as he learns that he missed the homecoming game and the Bearcats lost to Kirksville. The skit by Sigma Sigma Sigma and Tau Kappa Epsilon featured Bobby traveling around the country thanks to a contest on MTV. photo by Michaela Kanger ■ Variety Show At 7 p.m. the second night of laughs continued to promote school spirit. Thursday Satur day Bearcat football ilayers bow their heads the " Star Spangled ianner " plays before he game. The royalty vas announced at the ariety show Vednesday night and ie entire court had to lake an appearance at ach additional shou hroughout the week ihoto by Michaela ' .anger Homecoming Welcome, Alumni House- 8:30 a.m. Golden Anniversan ' Homecoming Reunion- 9 a.m. I Homecoming Parade- 9:30 a.m. Bobby Bearcat Challenge, Intramural Fields- 11 a.m Class of 2001 E-Dome Dedication, Student Union- 11:30 a.m. Football vs. Truman State Universit ' - 2 p.m. KXCV 30th Armiversary Reunion, Student Union- 6:30 p.m. NodVbar | Br«ak 1b toy7 ■ ' .? !a - f ■ ' H " " mi ' - JUSM ! » !. Wt , T ' ' ' W - .;,ii li AC 1 1 r » r w Truman State University Bulldogs attempt to stop Northwest from gaining yardage by grabbing onto a jersey. After leading lor most of the game, the ' Cats lost to the Griffons in the last minute, photo by Amanda Byler HoMFcnMiNr. 29_ bv Betsv I e Whether it was on or off campus, the experience offered valuable lessons. Two Worlds, It s 2 a.m.. ami HiuLson Hall rnom 200 is leaiiiing with we got hu.sted, and people hid in the doset.s to keep from people who have just come in from a night on the town. A lively game of football breaks out in the hallway. Other students complain about the game and the resident assistant on-duty is forced to write up the entire partv ' for a " quiet hours " violation. " I ' ve gotten written up three times for being loud during quiet hours, " Nick Tones said. " A couple of weeks ago To escape the monotony of school food, Betsy Burgess and Emily Deltmer cook spaghetti. The residence halls provided stoves and microwaves on the first floor of each hall, photo by Shane McAsey getting written up by the RA. " There were many regulations that governed the life in the residence halls. Students like Tones and Casey Tedrow agreed with most of them because they forced people to be courteous to each other. " I don ' t have a major problem with any of the rules, " Tedrow said. " I just wish people would be more courteous. People shouldn ' t be peeing in the elevator; that happened this weekend. I mean, we all have to live here. " incoming freshmen and students with under 30 credit hours were required to live in the residence halls. .A.ccording to the Residential Life office, approximately 2,230 students lived on campus. Li ing in close quarters meant constant contact with fellow students. Forced to live in such conditions meant setting to know a varietv ' of students. " There are so many people here, there is always someone having fun, " Tones said. " Plus you get to meet people from so many different places. " Tedrow found out how she could change the atmosphere of her floor by understanding what each person was all about. It was this living experience that created many memories for students. " Getting to know the people on your floor is so important, " Tedrow said. " It ' s important because it makes the dorm feel like home. You start to feel like your tliior is our pscndo-fcimily. " J.W. Jones Student Union Pizza Slice Si. ss HamburgerJi.Bs Cheeseburger S2.05 Fries S1.10 Med. Drink S.99 McDonalds Combo $3.09 Hamburger J. 89 Cheeseburger S1.09 Med. Fries Ji. 59 Med. Drink$i.C9 Pizza Hut Med. Pepperoni Pizza S10.19 Domino ' s Med. Peppflfoni Pizza S10.75 including tax TirnFNT 1-IPF One Choice It was pure and utter freedom. No parents, no resident assistant, no curfew and no quiet hours. Life was one big celebration. Then, all of a sudden, the rent was due: the countless spaghetti dinners got old and the realization hit that li ' ing off-campus was one step closer to life in the real orld. " Life in the dorms is a gradual step, " Kelly Xolan said. " You go from being supenised by your parents to being supervised by your RA. Li ing off-campus " ou are on your own. Xo one is watching over you. " Most students in houses or apartments had few rules governing their lives. It was this new freedom that man students found after life in a residence hall. " I feel like I ' m in charge of m ' o ti life now, " Laura Yandell said. " I can make my own decisions. I am learning about life. And I can be alone sometimes. " Ha ing additional privacy was one of the many perks of mo ing out of the residence halls. But with those perks came several disadvantages that became apparent after a few months. " Transportation is the biggest downside of li ing off- campus, " Roger Byers said. " Getting to campus is difficult, and it ' s always hard to find parking. " Increased cost was also a dra vback to li ing in a house or apartment. Students li ing off-campus were usuall required to sign a twelve-month lease, which increased their li ing expenses. According to the Residence Hall office, students living in the halls paid an average of $4,350 for room and board, over a nine-month period. " Wal-Mart hamburger meat Si,89lb isGreatValue5.93 ;seCreatValue.S98 !sGreatValuesi.37 Hy-Vee hamburger meat Si.99lb bread Hy-VeeS.88 fries Lyndon Farms S.50 2lbs. cheese Shullsburg Si.35 Econo Foods Econo spaghetti noodles S-89i6oz. sauce FameSi.i9 26oz. According to a survey, off-campus li ing e.xpenses averaged S4.625 over a twehe-month period. But for students like Yandell, the extra cost was a small price to pa ' . " The benefits of living off-campus are priceless, " Yandell said. " If someone said they would give me a S 1,000 for my independence. Id say screw off. I wouldn ' t give it up for an thing. " Being oft campus allows Emily anbuskirk Amanda Sanderson and Nick Shepard to enjoy a part to relieve stress and get together with friends. .Many students that lived in houses or apartments also enjoyed the privilege of having pets and more privacy, photo by Michaela Kanger Living Environ afnt ' ;- 31_ . ,■ ' 4 ■ . ■ ; " k: S --£. :I Lead tingrr Sieve Ewing bells oul lyrici from Iho slam ' " ' ' ' Linn Performing Arls C rr. The band opened with its song " Don ' t Ask VV%. " photo by Michael Kinger I v. ' l-- S 1 t fv ? J 44 It ' s about time they got some cool bands to come to Northwest. ?? . ■ Jes6 Biirgher I lujRwd ond lead singer Sieve Ewing dance toward Fingers ll ai» slrings as Ijassist Karl Grable concentra on playiiiR in IronI ol the excited crowd. Students had lo wail a hall hour Sludenls gol a personal perfonnance when lead singer, Steve Ewing, jumiXKl oil slagc and joined the tans in the first row. Extra |)eople crammed into the lohn Pesson ' :e the bancf roughout the longer for the show to start due to the band ' s late front Iwfore the band came on and tried to start , t a Kjnger by Michaela Kanger val from traffic delays in St. Joseph, Mo. photo mosh pit during the ojiening song, only to Ix; pushed l ack by the guards, photo b - Michaela Kanger ■ ' .. vJ ' " TTwTf were t, 100 tJcKe t5 sold for the Urge Concert forfs- Out of the 1,100 tickets sold, t,ooo people attended. tC-ST Lead singer Steve Ewing lives in Ij3s Angeles, requiring the band members to record their songs separately. Ihe Urge ' was inspired by such bands as ' The Police, ' ' Tite Clash, ' ' fishbone ' and ' Red Hot Chili Peppers. ' Jerry Jost ' s younger brother, Mike, played the drums for the opening band, ' Disturbing the Peace. ' Sources: by Jill Robinson Feel the Urge A much-anticipated concert finally arrives at Northwest The thumping beat of the bass and drums backstage with a suspicious-looking bottle rattled through the chest in an odd that had the label peeled off. sensation of rhythm and vibration. At last. At last, the audience in the nearly-packed it was Northwest ' s turn to experience the auditorium rose to its feet in excitement, adrenaline rush of a concert on campus. " Disturbing the Peace " took the stage and After singer Edwin McCain cancelled his played a handful of alternative songs with Sept. 13 appearance, " The Urge " came to a hard edge and an abundance of Mary Linn Performing Arts Center to screaming. The crowd, however, stayed replace the act. For many students, no tears generally subdued. But when the black were shed at the last minute change. backdrop with " The Urge " stitched in red, " It ' s about time they got some cool bands orange and white appeared, the crowd to come to Northwest, " Jessi Burgher said, erupted in a frenzy of screams and cheers. The enthusiasm was evident, but it was An isolated few even tried to climb into the no easy task to get the headline band to empty orchestra pit during the opening Maryville. As a result of the Sept. 11 song. terrorist attacks and grounded flights, lead " I really got into it, and the first time it singer Steve Ewing was unable to fly out of got dark we tried to get in there and mosh, " Los Angeles. The original performance date Jonathan Hutchins said. " The staff in the was postponed, prompting rumors of yet pit threw us out, but the show was really another cancellation, but the St. Louis band good. " agreed to make the trip on a later date. The high-energy music utilized the Preparation for " The Urge ' s " arrival unique sounds of a trombone, saxophone began at 11 a.m., Oct. 3. Students helped and keyboard. Drummer John Pessoni set up the light and sound systems that the explained the sound of their music as opening band, " Disturbing the Peace, " and " schizophrenic. " Ewing said it did not have The Urge " would be using. a name. Dave Larson, a technical theater major, " It can ' t be defined, " Ewing said. " In a said this was a relatively easy performance perfect world, I would like it to be defined to prepare for. The only major concern was just as ' Urge ' music. " the sound system. It did not matter what genre of music it " This was just meant to be loud, which was, after five years of waiting, students was great, " Larson said. finally got their headline band. The show Delays in St. Joseph increased the came to a close, the cheering stopped and anticipation backstage. Arriving over an the ringing in their ears began. Students, hour and a half past their scheduled set up energized from the show, filed out talking time, the only signs of stress came from loudly about the highlights ofthe night and behind the scenes. When the band finally when the next band would make an arrived, Ewing calmly strolled around appearance at Northwest. - The changes were almost visible on the surface. For lulie Pok, three years of college lite and new experienc transformed her way of thinking, photo AAmanda Byler, photo illustration by Cody 5Xpp by Jill Robinson Reflection of Growth A balance of play and work shapes freshmen into seniors. The contents of her sandwich spilled onto her plate. Surrounded by the hum of conversation in the J.W. Jones Student Union, Julie Pole struggled with her over- stuffed sub. It was not just the sandwich that seemed to be falling through her fingers. Come December, all that had been established in the last couple years at Northwest would be nothing more than fond memories and learning experiences. " It ' s freaking me out, " Pole said. " I ' m ver ' ready to be done with school; I ' m ver ' ready to be married and to get my master ' s. But at the same time, ever thing is just so pert ' ect right now. " An elementar) ' education major from Blue Springs, Mo., Pole arrived at Northwest her freshman year with expectations of hea y course loads and a disciplined social life. Like many students thrust into the grips of realit -. these ideals changed with each trimester. Quick to get attention by humoring her audiences wixh. witt} " remarks, Pole admitted to being much more subdued her first year of school. She said even though Northwest offered her a more diverse iew of the world, it was the influence of her peers ' unique backgrounds and cultures that opened her e ' es to new ideas. " I ' m more willing to tn,- new things, " Pole said. " I led a sheltered life and wasn ' t exposed to different beliefs and cultures. It ' s so much more stimulating to be in this en ironment. " Perhaps the greatest influence on Pole was her friends. A private person by nature, it was her best friend Sarah that coaxed out the wild-streak in her personality ' , took her to the bar for the first time and sparked conversations about religion and life like no one else ever had. It was these small details that shifted Pole ' s mind-set from stricth ' academics, to the full e-xperience of play and work. Understanding the need for both worlds was one of the biggest changes Pole had gone through. " My priority m ' freshman year was my G.P.A., " Pole said. " I was all academics. But my senior year. I started taking advantage of every opportunity I had to spend time with friends and experience college. " The growing process was subtle. It was not until Pole reflected on her past adventures that she discovered the person she had become was quite different than the timid freshman from Blue Springs she was three years ago. " When I was a freshman, becoming a senior was so far away, it wasn ' t a tangible goal. " Pole whispered in amazement. " Now it ' s my senior year, and where did the years go? It ' s gone by so quickly. " C nly 16.1 percent of Northwest had 365 ;ricans currently hold students transfer during ichelor ' s Degree. the fall trimester. Approximately 65 to 85 percent of all college students change majors at least one time during theireducation. Only 1 percent of beginning students expect to drop out, however 40 percentactuallydo. Eight percent of students expect to take extra time to finish their degree but 6 o percent do. w Rebecca Dunn. Coordinator of Student Orientation and Transfer .Vfairs Chancfs - I .Ifiinirfi- I oiik Maiul I iiiu-k Fierce Words Escalate Rivalry Fort -tlinv inili-s st ' ixiratiti tlie black aiKi j;( )lii Griffons of Missouri Western State College from the green and white Bearcats . The long-standing riN ' aln ' bet veen the two schools drew bitter emotions from each school during the many athletic e ' ents. The riv ' alr. ' between us and Missouri Western is a natural one because of the dose proximit ' and a lot of people knowing each other, " Andrew Parmenter said. Competing on the football field since 1981, the Bearcats haw lead the series 11-8, winning the last four match-ups. Four consecutive victories have made history as the longest winning streak over Griffons since the rivalr ' began. The basketball rivalr ' w ith Missouri Western was intense even before the Griffons were in the MIAA Conference. A packed g Tnnasium of taunting fans lead to nothing short of heated comix ' titioii. " We have had a riNalri ' with Mo. West for the entire time I have been here, and that has been at least 20 years, " men ' s head basketball coach, Steve Tappmeyer said. " Ve tr - to prepare for each game the same way, but I would be l ing if I didn ' t say that the game with them is a little more special. " Tappmeyer went on to sa ' that ri alries had a positive influence on the players creating, a greater sense of focus and comjjetitiveness to please the crowd. One fan, Jon Yates, a Northwest Alumnus and manager of The Pub, had strong feelings against the Griffons. " Not liking Mo. West is just the thing you are suppose to do if you are a Northwest student, " Yates said. Not only did Yates not like Missouri Western, he made shirts that supported his attitudes. According to Yates, the shirts had been made e er ' ear for the last four to five years. " I like making the shirts, " Yates said. ■ E er one gets a kick out of them and it ' s fun to do. " Despite the 37-30 loss to the Griffons Nov. 3, Missouri Western fans and Northwest fans alike had their opinion on who vas the better team. rhrough T-shirts, taunting cheers and intense competition, a long-standing ri ry between two neighboring schools have made the match-ups even more exciting. Griffons fans display their anti-Northwest apparel as the band lakes the field. Missouri Western State College students wore shirts that stated the differences between the two schools, implying that Northwest was made up of hillbillies, photo by Michaela Kanger ' ' -SULIDEI IT Lt££ In front of a crowd of Bearcat fans, students from Missouri Western State College display a banner that reads " Home of the Pussy Cats. " They then hung the sign on the fence in front of the stands, but Northwest fans tore the sign during the game so that is said " Home of the Cats. " photo by Michaela Kanger Before the start of the game, Northwest students taunt Missouri Western State College fans. To show their dislike for the Griffons, T-shirts with " Muck Fewest " were worn to the game, photo by Michaela Kanger r Northwest holds the longest winning streak against Missouri Western State College with four consecutive victories. The Criffon was chosen in ipi8. The mythical guardian of riches, was selected because education was viewed as a precious treasure. The Bearcat name was given in 1926 by the Drury College basketball team who had come to know Maryville as tough competitors. Football Players Northwest: 99 Missouri Western: 87 Basketball Players Northwest: 17 Missouri Western: 12 Source: M o.Wfst Rivai ry - b Jill Kohinsoii A Dark Day in American History On Sept. 1 1 , time stopped and a shocked world watched the , terrihle e ents unfold, forever changing life as it was known. 1 1 1 What cmiccrns flashfd thr( ii(;li joiir mind before ycui went to bed the niKht of Monday, Sept. lO? Vas it worries of papers yet unfinished? What you were Roing to wear to class the nevt day? Or how you were going to pay your bills? Were you laughing with friends during a late night heart-to-heart? Stressing about a relationship? Or thinking it was just the beginning of another mundane week? No one drifted off to sleep, dreaming of two landmarks crumbling out of New York City ' s skyline or the nation ' s military headquarters erupting in a hall of flames. Forget the fleeting thought of the hundreds injured, the thousands killed and the millions whose lives would never be the same. It w ill forever remain a black day in American history. No one could begin to fathom the horrific events that would unravel on that unassuming Tuesday morning. What shattered everything Sept. 11 was not a dream; it was a nightmare more terrible than anyone could have ever imagined. A fiery blast rocks the World Trade Center after being hit l)y two planes Sept. 1 1 in NewYork City, photo prowyedby Spencer Platl Cetty Images People watch the World Tr.ule Center burn Sept. 1 1 after two hijacked airplanes slammed into the twin towers i n New York City, pholo by Spencer PlaU Cettv Images Plumes of smoke pour from the World Trade Center. Planer crashed into the upper floors of both towers minutes apart in a scenr of explosions and fires photo provided h Associated Press Fire and smoke billow from the north tower of the World Trade Center. Mounting an audacious attack against the United States, terrorists brought down the twin 1 1 0-stor ' towers, photo provided bv Associated Press Smoke comes out from the Southwest E- ring of the Pentagon building in Arlington, Va., after a plane crashed into the millitary headquarters. photo provided by Alex Wong Cetty Images Prt-sidcnt Bush puis his jrin around lirclighief Bob Bockwilh n front of Ihc World Trade Cenliv. Bu l i is sUndinp on ,i burned lirelrutk ) ii)(i) )ri v idnl In ■ socuUed Piv I The Dave Matthews Band song ' Crash Into Me ' was one of the many songs to be cut from the play list on Sept. 11. There is 17.S " " es of corridors in the Penta gon. 1 The World Trade Center building number 7 collapsed seven hours after the first one fell down. World Trade Center 1 took 4 years to build. The second building was ready in 2 years. ($) (I The World Complex consisted of theTowers, 347- storyoffice and two, nine-story buildings, a n eight story US Custom House, and a 2i-5tory hotel. The band ' The Coup ' was had to remove their cover for a yet to be released CD that showed the buildings being blown up. bv Jill Robinson A N ATION COMES TOGETHER IN THE MIDST OF DESTRUCTION Services and prayer provide support for a community in disbelief. Hushed stillness draped across their tense shoulders and bowed heads. They whispered solemnly, prayed and stared blankly at the rich blues and golds painted on the high arches of Conception Abbey. Thoughts of the malicious events Sept. 11 were apparent on everyone ' s shocked faces. Despite the thousands of miles between the collapsing Twin Towers, burning Pentagon and smoldering remains of the plane in Pennsylvania, students and faculty sat glued in front of the television, radio or both, trying to make sense of what had just occurred. " When I heard that it happened, I don ' t know if I really had a reaction, " Channing Horner, assistant professor of modem language, said. " I think that I was really just kind of numb, and I was listening to the radio before the very last second I had to go class. " Those at Northwest were not immune to the devastation and fear that had plagued New York City and Washington, D.C. Connections to friends and family that were working or visiting the East Coast wove everyone into the equation of fear, anger and apprehension. " My dad was actually at the Pentagon when the plane hit, " Colby Cantrell said. " So for most of the day I was terrified. He finally called in the evening, and that ' s when it hit me that thousands of other families weren ' t going to get a call like that. " Services were hastily put together in response to the tragedy. Several area chiu-ches and campus church organizations offered an outlet for the shocked and grief-stricken. Along with the campus activities. Conception Abbey, a monastery in the countryside of Conception Junction, Mo., organized a service for the commimity. A combination of music, sermon and prayer helped calm the racing minds. Gathering at 7p.m., Sept. 11, the congregation focused on a service of prayer for those who were killed, as well as the hope for any survivors. Horner said creating a sense of family in a time of tragedy was the goal for the evening. " I think if s really important to have that sense of commimity, " Homer said. " One of the things that was really strong that evening was that this was a conununity that went far beyond the Benedictine community, far beyond the Roman Catholic commvmity. It was the people in the broadest sense of family having a chance to do something together. " FEMA Urban Search and Rescue teams work to clear rubble and search for survivors at the World Trade Center, photo provided by Mickael Rieger FEMA News Photo ' . : „ . J C e unemployment in October shot up 4 percent, which is highest it has been he past two decades. The Pentagon has a confirmed death toll of iSp, including the 64 people that died on American Airlines Flight 77- I Below the World Trade Center, large vaults held the evidence for the CIA as well as The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. The number of people reported missing from the a ftac cs rose to 6,333 after not moving since Sept. 11. 1 Forty-two countries reported people missing who had been known to work at The World Trade Centers. The Pentagon was one of the world ' s largest office buildings. I M;iiul I aiu-k DAY OF PRAYER OFFERS A SENSE OF HOPE AND HEALING ON CAMPUS Planned CI xmts continue to help students cope with the teirotist attacks. l ' i- i|)lr wiTO wliito iis j;li sts. I lic wriv slioiUi-il ami appalU ' il. llif wt-rc lioldiiig others in their ai-ms. i- mf»rtinn tlu-in as they sobbed iiiu ' oiitrolhibly. As more and more of a erowd natliered, sympathetic looks wei-e exchanged. No one thought this woiihl e er happen. ( )n September 1 1 . the l ' nile l States felt one of the most se ere terrorist attacks in history. Three hijacked planes crasheil into the Pentagon and the Twin lowers of tlie World Trade Center iii New ork C ity. The world watched as both Towers tiiinbled to the };roiind in a matter of hours. I boiisands were killetl and hundreds more were injured as chaos spread througlioiit the country. Not many people would have thought that an attack so far awa - would have affected the lives and feelinp. of pe iple in Mar ville. Wlien the attack first happened, L ' ni ei-sit President Dean Hubbard and Ken bite. ice president forconuuunication and marketing, knew the had to do something. " The President and I were actuallv ' having lunch % hen we found out about the attack on New York, " White said. " We both looked at each other and kne v we needed to do something. ' e decided to ba e a gathering at the Bell Tower. I asked the President if he would ve a speech, and he said he would. I ' . ervtbing was planned in one hour. " bite said he knew that students were going to need support groups while at the Bell Tower ser ice. Campus Ministries and counselors from tbr ( ounseling Center were aske l to help si nde Ills who were affected b the attack. " I jusi couldn ' t believe luy eyes when I saw it on television. " Maria Naniiinga said. " I can ' t wait until they fnul out w bo did it and punish llu ' in. " After the Bell Tower gathering. bile wanted a day in w bich the public and sludenls couiil officiallx remember and s_ nipatbi e with the victims of all the terroi-ist attacks. I le sent out a mass e-iuail aiul annoimcements for a Day of Remembrance on September 14. Although it was held during the noon hour, cla.s,ses were not disnussed because the entire day was set aside for an prayer or reiuembrance students wanted to participate in. Provost Taylor Barnes was the guest speaker and Student Senate President .Stacie Mcljuigblin rang the Bell of 1948, 11 times to s inbo!i e the dav of the tragedy. .Vlso, a tree was planted to signifv the strength of the . mcrican people. Anna Ashbacher w as one of the students affected by the events during the w eek. but she belie ed tliat the United States woidd continue to live the way it had for .so many years. " It was a horrific event that happened to our country on September II. but the United States is a strong nation that will li e and learn and grow stronger, " Asbbacker said. A makeshift memorial i iiuilc Huringa candle light vigil alManhanans Union S iuari- I ' .irk s,.|ii 1 I p vm by loe Readle Celtv Imager The first World Trade Center begar) its cortstruction in 1966. At least people worked in the buildings, and an average of 70,000 people visited the buildings each day. r " Both Towers had 110 stories measuring 1350 feet each. The second National Day of Prayer was held on May 2, 2002. Each Tower held 104 passengers on its elevators. yf-y If all the glass in the buildings was melted it would have covered 6s miles. the crowd clears, students and ibers of the community leave flags by a young tree, planted nembrance of the victims. Other were taken and could be seen led to backpacks or hung in Bs. photo by Cody Snapp the clock strikes noon, students begin to Tible before the Bell Tower to observe a )nal Day of Prayer. Some professors canceled es so that their students could participate. 3 by Cody Snapp To encourage patriotism and unity, tlags are passed out to students and community members before the service on The National Day of Prayer. The crowd circled the Bell Tower in the emotional event, photo by Amanda Byler e Towers were able f sway up to three ?ef each direction iring strong winds. The four hijacl ed planes held a total of 244 passengers. The groundbreaking for The Pentagon was on September n, 1941. The Pentagon employed 23,000 military and civilian employees. (I) Sources The Pentagon only took 16 months to build. tu -n.c;nn. ;om. ™is.Dbs.ore. uivAv.sks scraper.Qre. w«MtlWJTit|arhTTlnnn«ntain news.indiainfo.gpm. vviMv.ndptf.ori; I)N M;iiiil I aiirk DAY OF PRAYER OFFERS A SENSE OF HOPE AND HEALING ON CAMPUS Planned CI vnts continue to help students c ' ope u nth the tenvn ' st attacks. Troplf wiMV wliitf asuliostN. 1 lu- uiTi- sliiH-koil and appalU-d. w wciv li l(liii ; otlu-rs in tlu-ir arms, i-onifortin llii ' ni as they .st bbi ' d iiiu-ontrollahly. As m« rc and more of a crowd ijathoretl. sympathetic looks were exehanned. No one thoiighl this woidd e er happen. ( )n September 1 1 , the L nitcd .States felt one of the most scNcre terrorist attacks in hisloi-y. Three hijacked planes crashed into the Pentagon and the I win lowers of the World Trade Center in New ork ( ' it . Ihe « irld watched as both Towers tnmhicd to the ground in a matter of hours. Ihoiisands were killed and hundreds more were injured as chaos spread throughout the coimtry . Not many people would have thought that an attack so far awa would have affected the lives and feelings of people in Mary ille. When tlie attack first iiappened, L ' niwrsity President Dean Hubbard and ken White, ice president for communication and marketing, knew they had to do sometliing. " The President and I were actually ha ing lunch w hen we found out about the attack on New ork, " White said. " We both looked at each other and knew we needed to do something. We decided to ha e a gathering at the Bell Tower. I asked the President if he would give a speech, and he said he would. l-Acrylhing was planned in one hour. " liile said be knew that students were going to need support groups while at the Bell Tower ser ice. Campus Ministries and counselors from ibc ( inn sciing Center were askc l lo lid p students who wfi-c affected b_ the attack. " 1 just couldn ' t beliexe my eyes when I saw it on tele ision. ' " Maria Nanninga sai l. " I can ' t wail until they find out who did it and punish tiicm. " After tlic Bell Tower gathering, Wliiti ' Nanlcd a day in w liich the public and students could oiricialb remember and s mpalbi c with the victims of all the terrorist attacks, lie sent out a mass e-mail and announcements for a I)a of Remembrance on September 14. Although it was held during the noon h«)ur, cla.s,ses were not dismissed because the entire day was set aside for an pra er or remembrance students wanted to participate in. Provost Taylor Barnes was the guest speaker and Student Senate President Stacic Mcl.;uighlin rang the Bell of 1948, 11 times to s n)boli e the da of the tragedy. Also, a tree was planted to signify the strength of the American people. ■Vnna Ashhacher was one of the students affected by the events during the w eek, but she believed tliat the United -States would continue to li e the wa it had for so man ears. " It was a liorrific event that happened to our countr on September 1 1 . l)ut the Inited States is a strong nation that will live and learn and grow stronger, " Asbbacker said. A makeshift memorial I -. n I. II l ■ (luring a candle light vigil at Manhanans Union Squari ' I ' .itk s,.|,i 1 4 p mto bv loe Rejdie Cetty Images The first World Trade Center began its construction in ip6d. At least so, ooo people worked in the buildings, and an average of 70,000 people visited the buildings each day. Both Towers had 110 stories measuring 1J50 feet each. The second National Day of Prayer was held onMay2,2002. Each Tower held 104 passengers on its elevators. r If all the glass in the buildings was melted It would have covered 6s miles. the crowd clears, students and ibers of the community leave flags by a young tree, planted nembrance of the victims. Other were taken and could be seen led to backpacks or hung in 5S. photo by Cody Snapp the clock strikes noon, students begin to Tible before the Bell Tower to observe a )nal Day of Prayer. Some professors canceled es so that their students could participate. 3 by Cody Snapp To encourage patriotism and unity. Hags are passed out to students and community members before the service on The National Day of Prayer The crowd circled the Bell Tower in the emotional event, photo by Amanda Byler e Towers were able sway up to three et each direction iring strong winds. The four hijacked The ground brealdng planes held a total of for The Pentagon was 244 passengers. on September 11, 194-1. The Pentagon employed 23,000 military and civilian employees. The Pentagon only took 1(5 months to build. . " Our way ot life, our very freediMii came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts. " -President George W. Bush September ■ ■ , 2001 .v " These act s shattered steel, hut they canmn dent the steel I ' of American resolve. " 1. ' President Georize W. Bush Thick smoke billows into the sky from the area behind the Statue of Liberty where the Wrid Trade Center Towers stood. The Towers collapsed after terrorists erased two planes into them Sept. 11. photo provided by Associated Press " Our way oi lite, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts. " ' President George W. Bush September ■ ■ , 2001 " These acts shattered steel, but they canntn dent the steel of American resolve. " ' President George W. Bush Tliick smoke billows into the sky from the area behind the Statue of Liberty where the Wrld Trade Center Towers stood. The Towers collapsed after terrorists erased two planes into them Sept. 1 1 . phofo provided by Associated Press I) M:iiul I aiu-k Emotions flooded by pride A combination o music, sermon and prayer helped calm the racinc minds. Gathering at 7p.m.. Sept. J J. the congregation focused on a service of prayer for those who were killed After the terrorist attack on September 11. many American citizens were focused on one topic; " How can 1 help? " At the same time the National Da. - of Prayer was held on Sept. 13, a decision was made. The University wanted to help, and the Helping Hands fund drive was put into effect. This charity project placed two secure bo.xes on campus. One was put in the first floor of the J.W. Jones Student Union, and the other was placed on the first floor of the Administration Building. " We wanted to put the boxes in places that both students, faculty and staff could utilize them. " vice president for communication and marketing. Ken White said. The proceeds in each boxes went to the Red Cross, with a request that each student give $2. The University- wanted to raise a total amount of around $20,000. The donations in the box were less than they hoped for, but other independent donations from fraternities, sororities and a variety of organizations helped increase the total. One student who felt compelled to do something for the attack victims was Nathan Brooks. Brooks and Bryan Vanosdale, director of campus activities, set up a Memorial Concert. All donations went to the victims of the Sept. 11 tragedies. The concert held in Charles Johnson Theater, consisted of students and facultv who performed various talents. One thousand students and one faculty member performed at the fund-raiser. Brooks said the event was a great way to contribute to the many people in need of assistance. Fund-raisers were not the only demonstration of patriotism. A stream of national pride ran through the campus. American flags were hung from windows in office buildings and residence halls. Provost Taylor Barnes, a veteran of the . ir Force, hung a flag in the window of his office. " I felt an overwhelming need to show my support for America. " Barnes said. " A flag in the window was just a small contribution to the patriotism needed right now, " .■ s .Jimerican flags flew proudly and the National .Anthem was sung with enthusiasm, the University took part in the return to normalcy in America, even despite being miles from the destruction. ■R9 V mml .. i The Red Cross raised over f 740 million, making them the leading benefactor of the relief fund. Five children in Sudbury, Mass. raised a total of f 10,00 by selling patriotic red, white, and blue Jelly beans. The efforts of 2,362 restaurants in ' Dine for America ' raised $12.5 million Oct. 11: proceeds went to charities. (imi Hcndrix ' s " Freebird " comes to life with ihi- help of a guitar and harmonica. Dylan Minor and David Clisbee shared their talents at the Memorial Concert, pholo by Amanda Byler The talented trio ot Sarah Comfort, Megan Allbaugh and Sara Sampson demonstrate their musical talents at the Memorial Concert. Money was collected and donated to the victims of the Sept. 1 1 attacks, photo by Michaela Kanger Student_Life Campus and community members gather to On their way to lunch Bridget Walter and Jen remember the attacks while David Welsh sings and Reiman are motivated by Ali Eaters and Clarissa plays guitar to " Lighting Crashes " by Live. The Kalkbrenner to donate to the Helping Hands fund, program consisted of several different forms of Members of organizations volunteered to collect musical acts, photo by Michaela kanger money ior be Red Cross, photo by Amanda Byler Terrorist Attacks Husband and wife Amandj and Mjtthevv s.i. goodbye as the aircraft carrier USS Theodnn- Roosevelt prepares to leave its home port ,ii Norfolk, Va., Sept. 19. lust before the carrier left, Navy Secretary Gordon England addressed somber sailors over a loudspeaker from the bridge, photo provided by Associated Press. ROTC Member Julie Kirkpalrick places a ll.ii: near the memorial tree to symbolize her patriuhi spirit. The tree was planted during the " Dav i i Remembrance " ceremony at the Bell Tower, phi ' • by Melissa Calitz SlUDtNT Lii-E bv Betsv Lee Students face the reality of defending a nation As thousands sat glued to their television screens watching the events of Sept. 11, a select few were rising to dut ' . With an intense swelling of national pride behind them, individuals in the militan- were preparing to ser e their country. At Northwest, students involved in the ROTC or the National Guard waited nervously to hear from their bases. " I was so confused when I first saw what had happened, " Cadet Jared Britz said. " Then I heard that my unit had been put on alert and the realit ' set in that one day I could be in Marv ' iille going to school, and then next day I could be gone. " This meant Britz. who was invoh ' ed in the Field .Artillen. ' National Guard Unit and the ROTC had to be ready to leave within 24 hours after notification. For Cadet Nick Soapes, who was also involved in the ROTC and National Guard, the attack did not mean guaranteed deployment, but it did change the atmosphere surrounding field drills and other militan.- activities. " We ' re more alert now and more aware of our surroundings, " Soapes said. Soapes did not face immediate placement because of a clause in his contract stating that he would not be called into active dut ' until he completed school. " I ' d love to help, but right now my priority is to More than 250 Maryville community members gather around the ROTC colorguard on Oct. 1 2 at the Nodaway Countv Courthouse. Mayor Mike Thompson declared the occasion United We Stand Day for the one month anniversary of the attack, photo by Melissa Calitz graduate. " Soapes said. " After I graduate, and I get my co mmission, I ' m gone. I ' m off to save the world. " According to both cadets, the attacks prompted an increase in interest toward the ROTC and the National Guard. " People are asking me questions all the time now, " Britz said. " A bunch of guys I know told me they thought about enlisting. It ' s not so much a joke now. " Along with this new interest came increased isibilit -. When in uniform, both cadets were approached by students who had questions about the government response to the attacks. " The first question I get when I walk in wearing my uniform is ' What ' s going on? ' " Britz said. " People don ' t reaUze that I don ' t know any more than anyone else. I ' m just waiting and hoping with the rest of the nation. " The flag is never to be worn on clothing apparel, bedding or to be allowed to be printed on anything disposable. (1 c when a flag is flown from a pole the fly end should wave freely. When displaying a flag vertically the canton, the stars, must be displayed in the upper left hand corner. It is improper to display a flag draped on a car or podium. Source: US.A TOD.AY. l v,redc oss.c( Terrorist Attacks Inspeiling ,i I nucrsiK p.Kkagc, Sharon Miller detcrmirns (he weight oi the envelope. Alter reports of anthrax hit the nev, - postal workers were required to pay closer attention to packau ' weighing over one pound, photo by Brett Stewart Student Life by Betsy Lee Anthrax provokes anxiety among area postal workers Each time a customer entered, a cheerful chime rang throughout the mail room, giving no indication of the tension that gripped the office just a few months ago. While the countn ' was still reeling from the Sept. 11 attacks, reports of anthra.x e.xposure began to dominate the evening news. Because the powdery white chemical was sent through the mail, local postal workers became apprehensive about their working conditions and job security. " If we don ' t have mail to deliver, we don ' t ha e jobs, " Debbie Hill of the Marv-ville Post Office, said. " At first, I kind of doubted that it would affect us, but now I ' m afraid because the scare cost the postal ser dce a lot of money. " When the anthrax scare hit a little closer to home, an.xiet ' among local workers increased. After anthra.x spores were found at a Kansas Cit ' stamp fulfillment services center, both the Maryville Post Office and the University Mail Copy Center held meetings to discuss the issue. " We held an open forum, " Cind ' Capps, supervisor of the Universitv ' Mail Copy Center said. " We wanted our employees to be able to ask questions. We also wanted to let them know that if they were uncomfortable working here, we would help them find jobs elsewhere. " Previously unaffected by the anthrax reports, Capps was concerned by reports of anthra.x within 100 miles of Maryville. " That ' s way too close to remain confident, " Capps said. " For a while after that, a couple of people wore gloves while sorting. " According to Hill, sorters at the Marv ' ville Post Office also wore gloves to protect themselves. Another precaution taken at the local post office included a temporarv ' suspension of the sale of previously stamped envelopes. " For three weeks to a month they were doing nationwide tests on the spores of the envelopes, " Hill said. " Otherwise, there weren ' t many changes in our protocol. " Employees at the Universitv ' Mail Copy Center also experienced a few alterations in standard office procedures. Capps said the only changes involved the use of their certified mail stamp. When a package weighing over one pound was sent through the mail, employees were required to inspect it carefully and mark the package with the stamp. " People were offering mail clerks around the country over $1,500 for the stamps, " Capps said. " Now, we lock the stamps up everv " night and we don ' t keep one behind the front desk. " Although the anthrax scare sent a tremor of fear through the postal system, both Hill and Capps said the effects on office atmosphere were temporarv ' . " It ' s a scary situation and we ' ve had discussions but our behaviors didn ' t change, " Capps said. " I just hope it ' s over. " According to Capps, the anthrax scare really brought the tragedy of Sept. 11 into focus. " The mail goes to everyone, while the World Trade Center was far away, " Capps said. " Anthrax made me realize that it can happen to us. " All Maryville mail was Beforetheanthraxscare, Over i,ooo pieces of routed through Kansas City offices. Even mail sent within Maryville went to Kansas City before being delivered. mail was delivered in 2 to 3 days after being posted. After the anthrax scare, mail slowed to a 4- to 5 day delivery rate. campus mail came from off-campus mailers daily. The 34.-cent stamp will increased to 37 cents in June. Source: Cindy Capps. supervisor of the Mail Copy Center _Ierrqri5tAtTj ' by Miiiuly [ luck photos by Miihai ' la KangiT MaryviUe: Noi-thsidc Professional Tattoo L Body Piercing After hvo years of business, store maiia};er Greg Bromley said the place still had its relaxing atmosphere. Bromley had over seven years of experience and guaranteed quality work. He proudly displayed the tattoos he had done on the walls of his business, which served 15-20 customers per week. WTiile performing his craft, Bromley said he only used quality jewelry when piercing, and his tattoos were completely sanitary. Northside Professional Tattoo Body Piercing was located at 115 E. Third St. and was open Tuesda - through Saturda from 1 1 a.m. -9 p.m. Herbs N Whey Located at 1202 N. Main St., Herbs " N Whey offered herbal remedies and education on personal health care. Owner Dave Barcus opened the business July 7, 1997. After curing his family when doctors could not, word of his business spread through the community. One line of products that was offered was " Natural Sunshine, " which was the first company to capsulate herbs. The rustic shop also carried books on healthy living and herbal treatments. Herbs ' N Whey was open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. -5:30 p.m.. Wednesday 10 a. 111.-6:30 ]).iii. ;iiul Salurda ID a.m. -2 p.m. 1»% l!iUto5 -jSHBrd 1 i 9W!»M - -Stul 4 closer look at local businesses 2xpressing its Midivest color Hole-in-One Entertainment the result of a suney taken by Mamille sidents, Hole-in-One Entertainment lened its doors JulylS, 2001. The business, cated at 216 W. Third St., offered iniature golf, pool and an arcade. Owners irtis and Debbie Lawson offered a dance om that accommodated 140-150 people, well as a party room used for birthdays. Dle-in-One Entertainment was closed on onday, but opened Tuesday through lursday from4p.m.-9p.m., Friday 4 p.m.- p.m., Saturday 1 p.m. -11 p.m. and Sunday a.m. -7 p.m. The Third Street Diner The 3 ' Street Diner occupied a building that dated back to the 1940s. Even though owner Gina Whitwell said she never planned on being a restaurant owner, she somehow found herself managing the diner. She said the atmosphere fluctuated between a rowdy, but amusing crowd Thursday and Friday, to a laid-back environment on Monday. Whitwell said the diner was open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. -2 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 12 a.m. -2:30 a.m. The diner served everything from hamburgers and fries to biscuits and gra ' . Simmons Village Restaurant Deli For over 20 years, Del and Bernie Simmons, ovvners of the deli, have offered a variety of homemade foods. They chose a location at 14-16 Northside Mall, because it was close to the Courthouse Square, a busy location during the day. It was a place where the customers knew each other by name and were greeted with " hellos " at the door. Del Simmons said that even some of the University ' s faculty came in occasionally to enjoy the food. The deli was open from ,5 a.m. -3 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 5 a.m.-l p.m. on Saturday. Unknown Places- Filling any mug for 50 ccnU, The l lms triivt to bring in Ixisimss during the early |Mr1 of the wccIl n»r college students searched cupboards (or the Urges! mug Ihcy could find; unc mug brought in held (Mer205oz. plKtobfShtneMcAaeY Early in the evening, friends gathered at The Outback to smoke, drink and talk. Closer to closing lime the bar became louder and more crowded. f KMo by Meliisa CalUz Laughter and cups are raised into the air in celebration of December graduation; The Pub featured the band Eighth Wave in t he new stage area. Only allowing those ol legal drinking age admittance. The Pub provided a more relaxed atmosphere. pholo by Melissi Caliu by Melissa Galitz and Jill Robinson Seven Bars i n Six Nights A six-day tour of the weekend entertainment in Maryville Seven bars provided Maryville with seven Greeted by a sign warning those offended flavoreoffun. Depending upon the taste buds by smoke not to enter, a small group of middle- of those who went to the bar, everyone selected aged men gathered dafly at Murphy ' s to discuss a different location for an evening out in the politics, crops, town rumors and the weather. ' Viiie. " The regulars here are really friendly, the Groups depended upon the atmosphere, typethatwoulddoanythingforyou.-bartender nponlp and aee of admittance at each location. Christina Lolli said. " I don ' t feel like I am at Nineteen was the magical number at most bars work, these are my friends more than in town; freshmen counted down the days until customers. " they could go to such places as Luck s, Molly ' s, The Palms, and the World Famous Outback. Murphy ' s was more than a bar, daily food specials and Saturday night karaoke gave the The 21 and over crowd generally preferred place a unique twist. On the other side of town more laid back establishments such as The Pub, another bar featured a younger crowd in this Bumy ' s Sports Bar and Murphy ' s. Offering a multitude of drink specials, and atmospheres; seven bars provided six nights of entertainment. And so the week began. same similar atmosphere. Two underage women entered The Palms, enveloped in the green and brown interior. An employee raced to the front, more than Monday started the cycle of specials and excited to brand the drinking status on their socializing. It was the older crowd that found hands. their way to The Pub for a pitcher of beer or a " This is the first bar I ' ve been to where I pint glass of alcohol. A comfortable hum of haven ' t been served, " Melanie WTiIUams said, conversation filled the establishment decorated " I usually drink at home so I don ' t have to deal in an eclectic arrangement of memorabilia. with the paranoia. " Inside, a sweet musty mixture of stale Wednesday nights. The Palms filled cigarettes, cologne and spilled alcohol greeted customers ' mugs for 50 cents. One college eacharrival.ThePubwasabarforthoseoflegal student took advantage of the special by drinkingagewhowantedacalmerenvironment bringing a colossal 205 oz. mug holding over to mingle. 17 beers at one time. Muted television sets " This is a relaxing bar to get away from a glowed above the bar broadcasting the news bunch of dumb younger people who shouldn ' t and a sports channel. Bumy ' s Sports Bar, a few be served in the first place, " Chad Curphy said, blocks away, also paid close attention to the Featuring a new stage area. The Pub hosted Wednesday night game. local bands almost every weekend, an atmosphere that differed from Murphy ' s. Upon entering Burny ' s, the bartender screaming, " Out of bounds, " a Jinga tower For Karoke Night at Murphy ' s the equipment cost f 10,000 artd had an average of 1000 songs. TheOutbackw " rmedini995fro,iia - " —■n power plant. ;fvfn Bars A ttoMf night provides the few occuping ihc bar an opportunity to drink over pool, video games and and a game of )enga. Burny ' s Sports Bar offered a drink special for every night of the week, photo by Shane McAsey Beer bottles tip in the air, and the crowd begins to thicken at The World Famous Outback. The bar was most popular after football and basketball games and on Saturday nights, photo by Melissa Calitz While grinding was uncommon at the Pub, the new stage area allowed bands to come in and provide live music for the patrons to enjoy. The Pub provided a way to break the barrier between professors and students. photo by Melissa Calitz « Vvv Seven Bars Seven Nights xM toppling over and a girl slamming her beer bottle on the table echoed off the walls. Dubbed as pre-party territory, bartender Dustin Petty said there were specials every night of the " I have a lot of people who come here before they go to Lucia ' s or Molly ' s " Petty said. " It is a place to drink with buddies. " Drawing closer to the weekend students walked in packs from every end of town to enjoy a hazy night of fiin. Ladies night every Thursday at Molly ' s was notorious for free cover and free drinks; men and minors were required to pay a cover charge. Many minors, however, found ways to drink in the different bars. " We had a system, we walked straight to the bar and asked for a glass of ice water then went straight to the bathroom to dump it out and fill up with beer, " Cara Helland said. Once stereotyped as a country bar, Molly ' s now proudly hung thongs and bras above the DJ as he blared anything from hip-hop to AC DC. After the night at Molly ' s, those without hangovers traveled to Luck s Friday night for penny pitchers during happy hour. Separated into two rooms, half of the bar was dedicated to playing pool, tables filled with pitchers of beer and flirtatious conversation. People wandered into the other side to find a dance floor filled with gyrating people. Groups of guys hung over the railings surrounding the dance floor in the same way many did at the Outback. The World Famous Outback generated an entirely different social experience. Students waited impatiently in lines that would spill into the sidewalk and the street. Empty beer bottles clanging in the bottom of large barrels pierced through deafening levels of conversation. Once inside, people tended to dress and behave in a difierent maimer than in other bars. It was not uncommon for girls in January to wear tiny skirts and halter-tops. DJ Jeremy Hagerman said there were specific groups of people who regularly attended the estabUshment. " The Outback is more of your fraternity, sorority and jock bar, Hagerman said. " It also brings in a lot of girls that turn 19. " Early in the evening groups of girls danced in circles awaiting the personal attention of the examining men above. By the end of the night, heat from groping, grinding and sweating people produced a wet dripping film on the walls. Bar time read 1:30 a.m. and the lights flipped on, shattering the illusion of an electric evening. Footprints in slimy filth trekked toward the door. Whisfles persuaded lingering people out into the cold streets. A day of rest and much needed recuperation began Sunday morning. The extra sleep provided students with the fiiel to begin the constant cyde of socializing once again. While laughter lifts from the bar, regulars during happy hour discuss topics of the day. Murphy ' s had barbeque Sundays for football fans. photo by Shane McAsey N Seven Bars by Matuly l uiik ami Hi ' lsy l-ciVphotos by Malt l- ' ni-. Miibaola Kannoranil Aiiiaiula Hylet Series Pearl Duncan Curiosity about her past led a woman to use DNA research to trace her ancestry. Pearl Duncan, former literar - professor from New ' ork, spoke Feb. 7 about investigating her ancestry. To help her in this niLssion .she worked with the Smithsonian Institute, who identified words her parents spoke in their native tongue when Duncan was a child. Identifying these words, it " as di.scovercd her famih ' originated from the Akan tribe of Ghana, West Africa. DNA tests were done by researchers in the Human Genome Diversity Project. Researchers found indi iduals related to Duncan ' s father. Her novel " DNA Adventure: We .Xre .All Related " reported the findings. " Students need to realize that all ancestors are strong (people, " Duncan said. " When students trace their ancestors, they add to their sense of self. " Lonny Houk Founder and president of " Feed the Lambs " and volunteer with relief efforts im Sierra Leone, West Africa, Lonny Houk spoke about the conflicts in the area. Houk exposed students to hardships faced by the citizens of war-torn Sierrs Leone. Just one day after the Sept. II terrorist attacks, Houk discussed how the emotions of Americans were similar to those that were experienced by the people of Wes ' Africa. " Terrorist attacks happen all the time ir Third World countries such as Sierrj Leone, " Houk said. " When they happen tc countries more established, there is a nev sense of awareness. A few people bent or destruction can wreak unbelievable havoc We alwavs have a lot of work to be done. " J Visitors at Mary Linn Auditorium speak on many areas of interest Football Coaches Herman Boone and Bill Yoast Herman Boone and Bill Yoast, football caches at T.C. Williams High School during he 1960s, spoke Oct. 4 about the challenges if uniting the racially diverse team. Desegregating T.C. Williams High School arced many changes on the communit - of Alexandria. Va. One of the most ontroversial was the appointment of a new lead coach for their football team. Herman loone, an African-American, was picked iver town favorite, Bill Yoast. After the ppointment of Boone as head coach, the ity of Alexandria was on the verge of riots. Yoast thought about not coaching invmore. but found that his love for the ;ame was stronger than the racial tension )etween the coaches. Both Boone and Yoast ealized the need for compromise and unit - imong team members of different races. " I didn ' t really think about making any points. I knew that in order for the team to win games, they needed to come together somehow, " Boone said. After both Boone and Y oast set an example for the team, members pulled together and created an inspiration for the town, completing a perfect 13-0 record. In a time of racial tensions, this changed the beliefs of many community members. In 2000, the coaches ' ston,- was made into a mo ie, " Remember the Titans, " which inspired the coaches to lecture to schools across the countr " . Two coaches, from opposite backgrounds, came together to unify a football team. Both Boone and Yoast had not only accomplished a winning season, they had overcome stereot es. Carl Bernstein One of the most influential names in journalism shared his knowledge on a number of topics from governmental corruption to the war in Afghanistan. Carl Bernstein, Pulitzer Prize winner in journalism, spoke Jan. 28. Bernstein ' s investigative reporting uncovered the Watergate scandal and resulted in the resignation of President Richard Nixon. His experiences were shared with the audience. Bernstein spoke about the lack of quality reporting in today ' s media outlets and journalists ' focus on pop culture instead of hard news. He also referred to the increase of today ' s entertainment news as a triumph of " idiot culture. " " Journalists don ' t have enough courage to give our readers and viewers real news, " Bernstein said. I FCTIiRF SfRIFS Moving a box full ul cdrpvnlry luult, K Kirihholl hi-l()s sel up lor " Annif Gel Your run Sludt-nl hi-l|)ers were roquirfd lo wear l.i( " i indicdtcd Ihclr specific jobs, photo by 7a ' Tholen Working (ogelhcr, A.iron Brink .ind |en Downey lake down boxes conlalning sound equipment. Employment opportunities lor " Annie Get Your Gun ' were available to all students, photo by Taylor Tholen Al the end of a line of volunteers. Randy Tilk and Tilus Ma i)crr assist in unslacking lighting equipment. Students were paid Sfa an hour lor helping set up " Annie Get Your Gun. " photo by Tjvlnr Thnlpn Students unloaded three semi-trucks of set equipment for the show ' Annie Get Your Cun. ' Troika Entertainment, who brought some of the Encore shows, had nine professionals to help the students prepare for the show. Over 75 people were provided a pasta bar courtesy of the University as a ' thank you ' to the workers. Once the trucks were unloaded, students and professional help had to put the entire set of ' Annie Cet Your Cun ' together from scratch. Source; Patrick Immel, Tectinical Director for Mary Linn Performing Arts Center. SlUDENX bv Mandv Lauck Off-stage Preparation Student assistants help set up Encore performances Congested voices molded into one massive source of sound as set directors guided students to their places. " Lights go over here, " was heard from a distant corner of the stage. Mass confusion resulted in one goal, setting up the Encore show. In the early morning hours Feb. 13, 55 get the opportunit " to help with a professional show and see exactly how much work it is to perform. Encore shows also give students the advantage of working with better equipment. " Phi Sigma Kappa fratemit) ' also assisted in the set up. Pat Immel, technical director, called the fratemit ' and asked if the ' could help set students unloaded material and set the stage up the show. for the Encore Series show " Annie Get Your " We felt it was a great way to help out the Gun. " This organized chaos took place in the theater department and raise funds for our new Mar ' Linn Auditorium between 7:30 a.m and house. " Phi Sigma Kappa President Logan 6 p.m. Lightfoot said. " We had a total of 11 people that Students heard about the need for help helped work and they w ' orked a total of eight through word of mouth, job listings on the hours for both morning and night. Besides, we Northw est website and theater appreciation were so close to Mar. ' Linn, we decided we could classes. Students set up props, hung hghts and checked overall sound from the stage for S 6 an hour. Besides money, students had the opportunity to work with professional stagehands and technical workers. " I think it ' s a good opportunit ' to help with Encore shows, " Jessi Lambert said. " Students help out. " As voices lowered and lights dimmed, students at the University were a part of the major attraction. Helping ith an Encore sho v, students received first-hand experience from professional stagehands in what goes on behind the scenes. •• Students get the opportunity to help with a professional show and see exactly how much work it is to perform. ?? -Jessi Lambert ENrORF PRFPARATION by Mandv Uiuck. Betsy Ixv, Ann Harmon and .lill Roliiiison pliotos by Nate Marquiss. Micbaela Kan er anil Amanda Byler Shows St. Joseph and Omaha Symphonies Classical music filled the Mary Linn Auditorium when two s Tnphonies traveled to campus. Directed b) ' Frank Thomas, the St. .Joseph Symphony performed three musical pieces April 6. The St. Joseph Communit ' Chorus and Missouri Western State College ' s Concert Chorale teamed with the Tower Choir and soprano soloist Tamara Hardest) in the last piece, " Gloria " by Francis Poulenc. " I loved the ' Gloria ' piece because I ' ve done that one myself, " Patricia Bowers-Schultz, professor of music, said. Entertaining the audience Nov. 13, another group of musicians came to campus. The Omaha Symphony, directed by Victor Yampolsky, performed pieces such as Wolfgang ' s " The Magic Flute " and Johannes Brahms ' " Symphony No. 1 in C Minor. " The University was just one stop in their tour of the Midwest. National Acrohals of Taiwan Acts of incredible strength and flexibility dominated the stage while acrobats jumped through rings of fire and knives, performed human pyramids and bent their bodies in i ways few could imagine. The National Acrobats of Taiwan, Republic of China, took over Mar ' Linn Auditorium Feb. 5 with displays of talent. " It was great, " Clinton Fisher said. " It ' s nothing like I ' ve ever seen before. " Performing a variety of difficult acts, highlights of the night included one acrobat balancing on seven chairs stacked to the ceiling. Many found the contortionist acts to be intriguing. " It ' s freaking awe.some, " Amy Carr said. " I can ' t even touch m ' toes so it amazes me that they can bend like that. " Completing the night with a magic show, members of the audience caught a short glimpse of the dramatic folk arts and variety • shows from the Fast. Studi Professional perfomances grace the stage ivitn music and aance Chicago The Musical Sassy, edg " and filled with a dark humor. I headline musical set the stage for a night )f scandal, sex and murder. Racy as the actresses ' fishnet leotards and )lack stilettos, " Chicago The Musical " irought to life a ston.- of deception and ealousy March 26, in the Mary Linn Auditorium. Songs such as " All that Jazz " lelped weave the ston.- of Roxie Hart in her lesperate struggle for fame. Unique compared to previous Encore iresentations, many audience members njoxed the seductive plot. Nathan Holgate hought it was a nice theatrical change. " I ' ve always loved the show, " Holgate aid. " The talent level was ver - enjoyable, jid I think it opened up some eyes to the lifferent kinds of theater out there. It was xceUent. " Electricity buzzed through the audience iling out of the auditorium; crowds of tudents were giddy with excitement. Ragtime chatter filled Mar - Linn Auditorium prior to the production. Lights dimmed and the hushed crowd was transported back to the early 1900s, a time when the music was hot and ethnic tensions reached dangerous levels. " Ragtime, " the musical, based from E.L. Doctrow ' s novel, was performed Oct. 10, portra ing the life-styles of three families representing different ethnic groups. " I think the production emphasized how. despite all the struggle, all the different people were okay in the end. " Stephen Ha Ties said. " I loved how the theme came together. " One glitch in the production caught the attention of most iewers. At the end of the play, a local child actor refused to come out on cue. In spite of the minor problem , the musical exposed the audience to an award-winning musical and a music sensation of the 1900s. Annie Get Your Gun Pulled into the elements of love, comedy and the ' ild West, an Encore presentation of " Annie Get Your Gun, " brought the stor - of two straight shooters looking for fortune. The musical began with Frank Butler, a traveling show shooter looking for a good match up. Taking the challenge was Annie Oakley, a tomboy with shooting talent equal to Butler ' s. Life became complicated when Oakley received more attention and both found themselves attracted to each other. People from surrounding communities were drawn to the sho v. Danny Le is from King Cit ' , Mo., said he was impressed. " Because we ' re in a rural area, xve don ' t have a lot of opportunity for cultural experiences, " Lewis said. " I just appreciate the opportunit - to be able to come here and see this. It ' s important for my kids. " The performance offered comedy, song and dance, giving those in attendance a taste of musical theater. Fr irnnF SpniF= ; h ll«tS I !•( Worldwide connection Silhouettes, illuminated by the moon, hovered outside of residence halls leaning against trees and crouching on steps trying to improve the reception of their call. A global phcnonu ' iion swept across the one, I ' m not. " Ideas were changing rapidly about the use of the cell phone. Cheaper long distance greatly increased the use of cell phones. " I have it to call home, " Kavlyn Lakebrink population and students were a huge part of said. " 1 have free long distance, so it ' s really the craze. The cell phone era had begun. On campus, the musical ring of cell phones could be heard in the classroom, in the ,J.VV. Jones Student Union and throughout the residence halls. handy. " One of the most convenient uses for a cell phone was while traveling. Although there were no laws regulating the use of cell phones while dri ing. according to Lieutenant Ron " I have had a couple of rings in class this Christian, Mar -ville Police Department, it year, " Instructor of Music Lisa Lawxence said. " I usually make a joke about it, sa ing something like ' Can I get that for you? " UTiile most instructors chose not to make an issue about cell phones ringing in the classroom, some made the decision to discuss their cell phone polic - in the syllabus. Professor of ps chology Roger Neustadter put a clause about cell phones in his class description due to a past e.xperience. " I had a student, some time ago, that had a beeper go off often in class, " Neustadter .said. could result in an accident. Despite the risk associated with driving while using a cell phone, students continued conversing with family and friends while traveling. The urge to stay connected and the be ablity to talk to others at all times was indicative of the changing world. Cell phones revolutionized the way people communicated. Talking with friends and family became cheaper, faster and more convenient. Whether it was a late night phone call to a friend across the countrv ' or a " I mention something in class now because chat while driving through the streets of of the history of class being disturbed. " Mar -ville, the need to constantly be in touch Cell phones were seen evervwhere on was met by the use of cell phones. campus despite warnings in the classroom. .,.,., ,, , , Worldwide communication is limitless with When I didn t have a cell phone, I was „ , |p i, p one. Taking over the campus, always annoyed with people walking around students similar to Amanda Duty rely on cell phones everyday, pholo by Michaela Kanger, photo talking, " Anne Koerten said. " Now that I have jHustration by Cody Snapp The cell phone wai invented in 1 47. It was used by the military. Cell phones became ready for commercial use in 1983. 120. i million cell phones were used in the United States In 2001. (D S4 percent of drivers ha ve wireless phones in vehicles at all times. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported cell phones accounted for 20 to 30 percent of all vehicle accidents. Source:, inglnecrgirLc SrUJi£Isl3Lj_l££ © ,1 ' you are now free to a ' k about fhe World. • ' «Ker - ' h MaiuK I ;iiu ' k Bow Before the Gods Zeus and Hej ' a preside over I Greek Week brought the diverse Greek organizations together in a ariet ' of afti ities and contests. Starting off the week was thi ' naming of Zeus and Hera. Map. ' Linn Performing Arts Center was filled with Gn.H ' ks rooting for their members to win the prestigious titles. .As part of Greek Week, the contestants consisted of one member from each sororit - and fratemit - on campus. Judges rated contestants on talent and a question answer segments, and a fashion show of togas. After performing " Zeusendales, " Sigma Phi Epsilon ' s version of Chippendales, Doug Montgomer - was crowned Zeus. Sarah Huffer, of Sigma Sigma Sigma, performed " I Will Remember You " renamed " I Will Remember Zeus. " to help win the title of Hera. " My sororitv ' has always nominated me, and finall ' this year they -oted me to represent them, " Huffer said. " My talent section was really prett ' eas ' . My old roommate is ver ' creative and liL ' Ux ' d iiiu write the 1 rics to the panxh. " the activities during the week-long event. I After being crowned, Montgomer ' and Huffer had to wear togas and crowns " everywhere for the week, including to chisses and around town. " By Saturday, I vras really sick of wearing the togas, especially with the bad weather we had, " Huffer said. " To spice up the w ardrobe, I decidedtodoatheme ever ' day. Tuesday I vras cavegirl, Wednesday was hula, Thursday was Mardi Gras, Friday was sport % and for the games, I wore a shiny gold toga. " The week was filled with games and activities for Greek organizations to participate in. Games ranged from canoe and chariot races to Ultimate Frisbee to chariot races, while activities consisted of events such as Greek Sing and the Ohinpiad. Zeus and Hera oversaw the events that took place. " We didn ' t participate in the games, but I think it was a lot more fun to watch, " Montgomep. ' said. " The Bat Race was so funny. As I was laughing, they started chanting for me to do it. but I hushed the crowd real quick. " llie opportunitv ' to come together with other students in Greek organizations not only enhanced their camaraderie, but opened their eves to teamwork and jierseverance. " It is a fun vray to bring the Greek communit ' together, where everj-one can laugh and get j along, " Anna Ashbacher of Alpha Sigma Alpha I said. We didn ' t participate in the games, but I think it was a lot more fun to watch. „ ?? - Doug Montgomerj ' Q Phi Mu members Kailey Gordon and lessica Jacobs help decorate the sidewalk with chalk. Greek organizations gathered around the Bell Tower for the event, photo by Chriitine Ahrens The money raised from Creek Week went to the Maryville Children ' s Center. Sigma Phi Epsilon has won the overall competition loout of the last 11 years. Sources: mrtncy King. CcH-haii of Greek Week, vsw.nwmissou Student Life xirah Huffer looks at the line up lor the greek sing. Zeus and Hera I to wear their togas the entire ' k and to all the events, photo by ' MineAhrem At the Greek canoe race. Rich Blackburn and Bryce Andrew tip their boat in Golden Pond. The race vas eventually cancelled due to lightening, photo by Christine hrens Before the greek sing at Mary Linn Performing Arts Center Doug Montgomer entertains the crowd. It was Zeus and Heras responsibility to appear at each greek event that went on during the week, photo by Christine Ahrens CiR£EiL_W££K- Early in (he morning, Daria Kim triKhli, Itifs to iliMTl licr il.iijuhli ' t loElli-n H.iiK ink ' s altontitin Irom thinking ibout living in .1 small town. Insti ' jd, the two discuss doing dishos. photo by Michji ' lj K.ifii, ' ■ Pam, played by Pancl.i li ' ung. prt ' p.iri ' S ti) help Ben, pl.iyi ' d hy Ben Albec to make a clay pot. It was just one lesson in the production, photo by Christine Arhens The costumes from ' Picnic ' cost f700. ' TIi nFNT LiFF Sixteen rehearsals wereall the ' Lesson ' s from the Clay ' needed in order to be ready to perform for an audience. One costume for ' Picnic ' could take 50- 70hourstomal e, including research , design, and sewing the costume from scratch. Source: Dyann Vams. ssisiatv Professor of Communications and Thoaier Arts. Amy Kunkelman, Tectinici Assistant. " Lessons fror tlie Clay " by Chris Bolinger Lisa Smeltzer performs the ginning biblical iongs that entice e audience. " Lesson ' s from the ay " performed only one time on impus, but toured local churches. 70to by Michaela Kanger Personal Performances Black box productions showcase stiidents ' work. Just as the armth of spring began to fill the air, Man " Linn Performing Arts Center lit up with new productions. " Picnic, " an awarding-winning play by WTlliam Inge was the first play to grace the stage. Set in the L950s, " Picnic " told the stoiy of a small Kansas town turned upside down by a brash, young drifter. According to director Dan DeMott, the play portrayed feelings of the ' 50s and relationships betu ' een the generations of the time. DeMott said the cast was fantastic and professional, and their hard work gave them the opportunib. ' to take the show on the road. After performing in MLPAC March 1-4, they traveled to Missouri ' Western State College where they were greeted b - a packed house. " Lessons from the Clay " was another production created by the Department of Communication and Theater Arts, a lab series written by Lisa Smeltzer. " Lessons from the Clay " told the ston, ' of Jeremiah, a biblical prophet, and his Tsit to the potters house. His visit revealed certain lessons that helped Jeremiah grow spiritually. The play was performed March 8 in the studio theater of MLPAC. " This was a challenging e. perience, " Amy Kunkehnan, assistant director of Lessons from the Clay, ' " said. " As a sophomore, this was my first leadership position. CKeraU, it went pretty well for being a studio production. " Although different in content, the two performances gave students an opportimiti. ' to get involved in theater. An alternative to the main stage productions, students and members of the communitv ' were able to enjoy the talents of those who worked hard to create these shows. As the staff at the " Potters House " get readv tor the day. Lisa Smeltzer smgs a religious hymn. The play focused on her character ' s strong religious beliefs and lessons that people could learn form the clay. photo by Michaela Kanger • • This was a challenging experience; as a sophomore, this was my first leadership position. Overall, it went pretty well for being a studio production. % % Amv Kunkelman Student Productions I) C ' ruinp Students Exploration of an Acting Experience Bai -I Mvii l tlif aiiilieiiiv. the hluf in iMili ot thfir shirts glowtti thnmj;li thi ' tl.irkiu-ss. After the illiinunated forms tbiiiul their plaees on stage, the 30-iniiuite perforniaiiee beKaii. " Aging Disgracefully, " written b Rachel ' ein-k, perfomutl Sept. 27-30 at the Mar - IJnn Performing Arts Center. Chosen tor the annual Freshmen Transfer Showcase, the show ailapteii the stor - of Morrie and Mitch from the Ix ' stselling novel, " Tuesdays with Morrie. " ITie play was also influenced by other pieces of literature and original work by eirck. Portraying the characters of Morrie anil Mitch, two actors took center stage. The reniaiiulerol llu• ■.l l .ultil ,i ,ii hi MUS, telling the audience another perspeeti e through IKiems and short stories. Difficulties within the cast led to Assistant Director Marty Wolff filling in for the leading role of Mitch. " I felt it was a snKKith transition all the time I was keeping up on the part, because we were ha ing problems. " Wolff said. " r e never done this before. It was a learning experience. " While the show was put together in three weeks, the experience gave new theater students a chance to familiarize them.selves with a the department at a new school. " The Freshmen Transfer show is learning what we don ' t want to do. " W.)lllsaid. Wi all search for the right work. In high scIkmi theater is fun, but when you get to collei;r people are on you more to learn your lints The show benefits the theater departnuni it filters out those who aren ' t n.uh to Ix- serious alxiut it. " F ' ading into black, the actors disappears from the stag e. It was an acting cxix-rience al a new le el, a hands-on lesson in theater. Speaking from among the chorus, |onjth in Reynolds tells a story of Ihe effects of Jging. Apng Disgracefully introduced 1 6 freshmen and Iransfor students to Ihe Communication and Theater Arts department, photo by Michaels Kanger Candice Allen and lonathon Reynolds perform with young actors in Euripides ' " Medea. ' The production was directed by guest director Steve Grossman, photo by Michaela Kanger During an abridged version of " Romeo and Juliet, " Mark Maasen plunges a dagger into himsi li after finding Romeo, played by Lance Chrislofferson, dead. " The Complete Works of William Shakespeare-Abridged! " was a comedy spanning many of Shakespeare ' s classic plays. photo by Michaela Kar ger There was i,ooo feet of metal purchased for the set of ' Medea. ' Around f3,ooo was spent on the lumber for the setof ' Medea. ' There was one transfer student acting in the Freshmen Transfer Showcase. Approximately fi,200 was used to purchase the material to mal e the 17 original costumes used during the production of ' Medea. ' Source Jay Rozema, assistant professor for Communications and Theater Arts . Dvann Varn assistant professor for Communications and Theater Arts. - 1 TtiDFNT Life bv Mandv Lauck and Jennifer Louk Personal Performances Black box pT ' oductions shoivcase students ' ivork Humor prevailed in a condensed version of Shakespeare ' s plays when three men recreated scenes a packed auditorium had never seen before. A compilation of comedy and fun, " The Complete Works of William Shakespeare-Abridged! " was brought to the stage Oct. 10-12 in Charles Johnson Theater. Directed by Jason Daunter, the student production featured Lance Christofferson. Reid Kirchhoff and Mark Maasen portraying the numerous Shakespearean characte rs. Beginning with " Romeo and Juliet " and continuing through tragedies such as " Julius Caesar, " the audience found themselves in fits of laughter. Even the tragic " Othello, " was delivered in the style of a Beastie Boys rap, allowing Kirchhoff to point out that the actors were " all honkeys " and unable to play the character of Othello. " The audience ' s reaction to the interpretation of " Othello ' was great, " Christofferson said. " They thought it was hilarious and they knew we had no sense of rh thm. " A complicated and difficult interpretation of " Hamlet " was presented at the end. Using a great deal of audience participation, Hamlet was shown several times with many variations. " (The play) was way more successful than anyone ever imagined, " Christofferson said. " It was probably the most enjoyable play I ' ve been a part of. " Student productions turned from lighthearted comedy to intense drama with the production of " Medea. " Directed by special guest Steve Grossman, the Greek tragedy was performed Nov. 8- 11 in Mary Linn Performing Arts Center. Medea ' s emotional struggle was the focus of the play. She faced knowing her husband planned to marry another woman. Choreography by Haley Hoss Jameson helped bring out the emotion and drama of the play. Jameson said the play was one of the hardest to produce because of the setting. " I researched ancient Greece, Greek dance and ancient Greek theater, " Jameson said. " I then used the idea and pictures that came to me to design movements that were true to the time period. " Candice Allen, who played Medea, agreed the play was challenging. She spent a minimum of 25 hours rehearsing for the production. " It was extremely intriguing, " Allen said. " The more I found out about the character, the more I felt like I knew her. " The two student productions showed the highs and lows of human emotions, allowing the actors to showcase their talents. Using these abilities, students portrayed characters ranging from a heartbroken Medea to a rapping Othello. a It was extremely intriguing; the more I found out about my character, the more I felt like I knew her. J J -Candice Allen Student Productions- Il M.IIuIn I .1111 k spectrum of Emotions rlicatrivitl tiilciits rcvciil (ictiny vcrsiitHity in plots Displa in); ai-tinn VL-rsatilily, two sprinn productions delve doep into the vat inR emotions of the human experience. Shown 10 days apart, " Love Letters " and " Diary of Anne Frank " spanned the emotional spectrum bet veen love and fear. " lx)ve Letters " appeared in the Black Box Studio Theater of the Performing Arts Center Jan. 3L The production depicted the strength and depth of a ln e hct vcen two friends. Although small in mimbiTs. director Melissa Ough felt the cast added to the success of the production. " I think the production turned out really well despite the number of cast members and amount of rehearsal time. " Ough said. " We only had two and a half weeks of rehearsal and only four cast members. " One week later, the drama " Diary of Anne Frank " unfolded on the stage of Charles Johnson Theater Feb. 7-9 and was directed by Jason Daunter. The second spring production delivered the famous stor - of a young Anne Frank. Frank ' s diary entries recorded the time her family spent hiding from the Nazis. Daunter said he was familiar with the story line and had a special interest in the script. " I ' ve always loved the story of .- nne Frank and as my third student production, I felt Greedy and selfish Mr. Vandom, played by Relcl Kirchhoft, tries to relax in " Diary of Anne Frank. The Frank and Vandom tamilies hid in an attic to I persecution, photo by Nate Marquiss an emotional connection with the script. " Daunter said. With 30 students auditioning over two nights, this show was a more elaborate production for Daunter. " This production was very different from all the others I ' ve done, " Daunter said. " I think I have grown more and have learned a lot about staging and working with the actors more. " Two productions explored the plots of vastly different performances in the short span of two weeks. With dedication and emotional performances, their efforts created theatrical entertainment for all in attendance. a I think I have grown more and have learned a lot about staging and working with the actors. -.Jason Daunter STUDEtsLTj_l££- During adolescence, Andrew Ladd, played by Lance Christotferson, listened while Melissa Gardner, played by Aubrey Huck, teased him. Correspondence between friends over the course of many decades was the plot of " Love Letters. " photo by Amanda Byler In the small attic, Mr. Frank, played by Chris Battiato comforts Anne, played by Jen Downey. " Diary of Anne Frank " was directed by Jason Daunter. photo by Nate Marquiss Although " Love Letters " took two characters through four decades of life, the actors never changed clothing. During the production of " Love Letters, " the characters remained in the same location for the entire production. of " Diary of Anne Frank ' was the second sho the year to be directed by Jason Daunter. " Diary of Anne Frank ' was the first show to have the audience sit on stage, surrounding the set during the performance. Student Productions- i Jill Kolniisoii Campus Alterations Tho nii ' t.tnuii iilui.-.i uii .llll(lLi IkK ' " ' with additional parking spaces, new roads and buildings altering the landscape. Numerous projects affected areas ranging from academics to athletics. Improvements in classrooms and educational facilities were among the many changes. Renovations to Garrett-Strong Science Building reached the final stages of the $15 million project. While facult ' moved into the west wing, preparations were made for classes to be held in the new area for the summer. In addition to the Garrett-Strong project, a new botany greenhouse would be completed north of the building. The construction tape did not end within academic walls; the athletic department was also upgrading their facilities. Rickenbrode Stadium continued its new " face-lift " VN-ith a $5 million fund-raising campaign effort. First-class facilities planned included new locker rooms, improved west-side seating, private suites an d a larger scoreboard. Finding money for these new features, however, was not an easy task. Budget cuts and an economic down turn created a challenge in the fund-raising campaign. However, Lance Burchett, vice president of University Advancement, was optimistic about the efforts. " Our foundation stadium fund-raising committee has been able to secure an excess u We ' re now at a point to take this from being a quiet phase of the campaign to the public phase. -Lance Burchett ul . ' ii:i.5 million in coniniitnieiits toward the $5 million project, " Burchett said. " We ' re now at a point to take this from being a quiet phase of the campaign to the public phase. " To get the word out, a community-wide celebration was held Dec. 9 in Bearcat Arena. This celebration included football highlight films on big-screen TVs, door prizes and Northwest cheerleaders and pep bands, motivating the communit ' to donate to the cause. Football athlete Justin Bowser said this fund-raiser was important, not only to the campus and community, but to potential recruits as well. " I think the new additions to the stadium will add more atmosphere for the team and help to bring future recruits, as far as a big, nice stadium to play in, " Bowser said. " We ' re excited. " Outside of these facilities, additions were cutting through the campus. A new parking east of Dietrich Hall added spaces for residents. As a result, two new roads were constructed through campus. One connected the new parking lot with ifith Street; another ran north of campus to College Drive. The landscape continued to change and the construction tape and cement trucks were a constant reminder of the growing improvements and continual campus evolvement. t-- Northwest has used alternative fuels to heat campus buildings, saving an average of $375,000 yearly. A new warehouse facility northwest of campus would save fm,ooo spent in storage rental. Sources: Northwest This Week Jan. 7-13 2002 Cinipus Connection Fall Winlcr 2001 As the KickOll ' Party begins. Bearcat Sweethearts hand out prngr.ims to the crowd. Bearcat Arena was filled with spirited participants in the fund-raising event, photo by Shane McAsey liJDJt The new campus parking lot and northern road stand on the south side ot the high rises. The new parking lot was built to further compensate the high number of upperclassmen drivers, photo by ■ mandj Bvler In the north campus area lies an unfinished ruad. The road started at Dietrich Hall and lead to the Village " O " Apartments, photo by Shane McAsev Campus Chanc.fs I) Jill Koliiiison Reality strikes in educational finale An ciiu)tii)iial colli ion ot blis.s aiul paiiii- tormented students in black gowns. At last, there would be freedom, but the uncertainty ' of the future weighed hea ily on the minds of many. Gathered in the Student Rec Center Dec. 14, graduating students awaited their diplomas. The accomplishment was hard to grasp. Ronda Driskill was graduating after three and a half years with a bachelor of science degree in Animal Science; recently married and ready to move on, the final day still offered some shock. " It hasn ' t sunk in yet, " Driskill said. Reality created a wave of nostalgia. Memories trickled through conversations summarizing the college experience. " I guess I have to grow up, " Chad Ackerman, marketing management major, said. " Now I ' m going on to get my teaching certificate. I ' ve been in college so long I think I could teach it. " Security in a future plan was assuring, but the stress of the job hunt plagued others. " I ' m scared because I don ' t know what I ' m doing yet, " Jared Mantell. marketing management major, said. " . h- only real regret is that I wish I would ' ve been more involved in organizations. It ' s still been a lot of fun, but it hasn ' t hit me. " Despite the apprehension, it was an accomplishment. Catherine Palmer, I ' m scared because I don ' t know what I ' m doing yet. Jared yy MantcII iiuplincc- in B.l). Uucn.s l-ibian. proud to complete her master of arts. " It ' s a real serious goal that I ' ve had, " Palmer said. " I ' m going through the ceremony to show my son. " Family and friends were vocal in their congratulations that echoed off of a packed Bearcat Arena. It was a moment University President Dean Hubbard said students should be proud of. " You have moved into some elite ranks tonight, " Hubbard said. " The opportunities before you are tremendous. " And even though minds were racing with future plans, the evening closed offering the graduating class of 2001 the world before them. Northwest graduates are addressed by Governor Bub Huldcn at thu spring cummcnLcmcnt ceremony. Northwest held two graduation ceremonies, one following both spring and fall trimesters, photo hv Michaela Kanger Christina Pasqua was the first student to earn her degree entirely through on-line courses. The oldest December graduate was 60 years old and the youngest was 20. Sources for Graduoiion 2001 December commencement program As University I ' residfnl Dvan Hubbard ' s image is projected onto .i gi.inl st reen. Hubbard greets graduates, and their family and friends. Pictures of campus were tiashed across the screen later in the ceremony to Green Day ' s song " Time of Your life. " photo by Cody Snapp TUDFNT LiFF i One of the 402 graduates receives her diploma trom University President Dean Hubbard. Two- hundred thirty were female and 172 were male. pholo bv Cody Snapp Family and friends celebrate the accomplishments of Northwest ' s graduates. John Moore of the Federal Reseae Bank in San Francisco spoke to those in .:tnpnr|. nrp nhntn h Cnih Snapp TiriAni lATiON » Sporadically scheduled throughout the week were meetings, fund- raisers, community projects and other obligations to organizations. Catering to the diverse beliefs and interests of students on campus, they were our friends and support systems. Constantly evolving into a fixed part of our lives, organizations created an outlet for learning and growing outside of the classroom. Speakers and field trips helped open doors for personal growth, while the comfort level accompanying the familiar faces sometimes morphed into a sense of family. It was the eclectic makeup of each organization, the strong beliefs of the American Civil Liberties Union, the competitive bond of Fellowship of the Tower gaming nights or the cultural pride of the Indian Student Association, that opened up our minds to new ideas. Students found their niche in these masses of people who shared similar interests. Each organization had a personality all its own. One trait that prevailed was focus. Hard work helped achieve the many goals students had for their group. Fund-raisers and silent walks all made an impact on the community . These were our connections and memories. This sense of play was another facet in the quest for knowledge and exposure to new ideas throughout the college experience. Bottom line was that these organizations offered something a classroom setting and general social environment could not. The combination of learning and playing made this involvement critical to our growth as students. In 1984, the Delta Chi house was approved on the National Register of Historic Places. Too Late Paintball was a member of the National Collegiate Paintball Association. TheTheta Chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma was the oldest fraternity on campus, founded in April of 1927. OIN TherewereH Northwest was home jiticultural organizations to 12 different student atNorthwest. performance groups. In theagricultural department there were iiorganizations. Source of facts: the CD includes: A quick look at organizations on campus Division Pac.f - by Jill Robinson Wildlife awareness in variety of activities hunk...thunk...plink. Volunteers fivin the 102 Wildlife Club competed by throwing rocks in a cup to pass the time between the hunters ' arrival. Every year the organization volunteered to tag deer for hunters in the area. On Nov. 17, behind Watkins Hardware Appliance and Rental, the group waited for hunters to bring in their prizes of the day. Highly involved in outdoor activities and environmental issues, the 102 Wildlife Club was active throughout the year. Forty-three members paid $4 a trimester to join. Warren Crouse said the club was made up of a good group of people. " Everybody there is down to earth and enjoys hanging out and having a good time, " Crouse said. Activities that reiterated their interest in wildlife included a trip to the Henry Doorly Zoo and a canoeing and camping trip in southern Missouri. It was not all play; the club did highway clean up, deer check stations and volunteered at the Science Olympiad held on campus for middle school students. Anyone could be a part of this active group. Crouse said all that was necessary was a love for nature and commitment to preserve its resources. " We all have respect for the outdoors, " Crouse said. ' But you don ' t need to be a nature freak. " This positive outlook and enthusiasm for playing an active role in the community made this organization effective. From deer check stations to canoe trips, it was a team effort that sought to improve the environment around them. Agriculture Club Front row: Kellie Blume, Shawn Malter, Ben Bell, Carrie Sullivan, Shannon Jesse and Anthony Nisley. Row 2: Jared Kendrick, Jennifer Carpenter, Kim Dimmitt, Beth Lilly, Jennifer Copper, Tarryn Dicke and John OhIberg.Bock row: Rich Thomas, Matt Gruber, Robert Conley Joel Debruin, David Gomel, Jason Foland,Tom Campbell, Joey Rosenfelder, Justin Ingels and Tim Leader. Org 102 River Wildlife Club ont row: Melissa Colwell, Kerl FrankI, April llispie, Shawn Hess, Megan Dovel, Niki irder, Josh Heintz, Warren Crouse, Kevin jian and Andrea Estes. Back row. Alane anken, Nicole Koeltzow, Nikki Noble.Trevor ■nnum, Paul Wagner, Caleb Jefferies, Ben ?aivilin, Kenny Elder and David Easterla. Accounting Society IFront row. Laura Kozel, Nicole Miller, Jennifer Halverson, Sarah Carver, Alyssa Welu and Nicole Martens. Back row. Amanda Sigwing, Tim Bauer, Nick Waldo, Amy Meyer, Jennifer Zwiegel, Sabrina Marquess, Stephanie Meints,Blythe Reynolds and Todd Kenney. , ' African Friends Lssociation ■ont Row: Gelina jntaine, Patricia ugabe and Ruth alasa. Back Row: aturure Vimbai, unaba Nasiiro, iceb Malasa and inOkunrinboye. In the back lot of Watkins Hardware Appliance and Rental, Jonathan Dees attempts to visually measure the size of a hunter ' s kill. " The 102 RiverWildlife Club helped me to gain knowledge about animals in this area, " Jessica McGeehan, member of the club, said, photo by Amanda Byler Agricultural Ambassadors Front row: Ronda Driskill, Beth Lilly, Chrissy Cuminale, Jamie Haidsiak and Lori Fordyce. Sock row: Josh Kemper, Joel Miller, Tyler Williams, Tom Head and Corey Neill. inp RivFR VVii ni iff ri iir Allianceof Black Collegians Front Row Chekia Azres. Kendr i Moore. Sheena Lloyd, Torn Harris. Veronica Jones, Miya Wilson, Kamille Jefferson, Burnea Cothrine and Kasaundra Breedlove. Row 2 Kenneth McCain, Erik Falls, Jason Hughes, Felicia Smart, Ramyia Silvers, Danielle Cheatam, Colette Norton. Maurice Scott, Brandon Runions, James Worley and Tyrone Bates. Back Row F ahteema Collins, Terryn Lindsey and Shawnta Clark. Agronomy Club Front Row: Tom Zweifel.Tom Head, Brian Bethmann? John Ohiberg, Aaron Mason, Tom Campbell and Tyler Mason. ?oiv2:DarylWilmes, Dean Osborn.Chris Sparks Rick Aspergren, Dean Smith, Jay Crom and Scott Eischeid. Back Row: Jason Vandivort, Jennifer Alden Laura Nichols, Jennifer Ellis and Kyle McCoy Alliance of Black Collegian ' s Praise Team assists Paula MciNuil as she sings " Shackles. Souls on Fire enlight- ened audiences at the Charlcsfohnson Theater through prayer, poelr and music, photo by Amanda Byler - — " Rr.ANii7 i,x ly Jill Robinson Messages of praise form through musicand dance M g through the audience in the form of melodies and piano :hords was a heartfelt message. The Alliance of Black Collegians ' Gospel Choir wanted to spread their good news to the group in attendance Nov. 12. For a month, the Alliance of Black Collegians ' Gospel Choir prepared for the second annual Souls on Fire performance in the Charles Johnson Theater. Fifteen women from the organization contributed their vocal and dance talents to the message through praise, song and scripture. " We basically were uplifting the name of God and Jesus, and getting it out there that we are on fire for him, " gospel choir chairwoman Kasaundra Breedlove said. The choir sprang from ABC. Initially a Bible study that incorporated song into the lessons, the group evolved into the current gospel choir. There were no auditions to be in the choir and Breedlove said that it was a place where students could meet and celebrate the Lord ' s name: It was a year-round effort with practices every Wednesday at the Wesley Center. " We are not just a group of people coming together to sing and play around, " Breedlove said. " We worship and have a wonderful time. It ' s very spiritual. " Ag Council Front Row: Amend Sealine, Carrie Sullivan, Megan Snell and Jason Foland. Back Row: Wayne Long, Lowell Busch, Joel Debruin, Kristen Mitchell,Tom Head and Rich Thomas. Alliance of Black Collegians executive board Front Row: Sheena Lloyd, Kamille Jefferson, Veronica Jones,Torri Harris and BurneaCothrine.Bocfc Row: Kendre Moore, Chekia Azres, Kasaundra Breedlove and Miya Wilson. The song " I will Carry You " plays as the Wesley Center ' s Celebration Team members Kimberly Reese and Holly Stevens perform in the Souls on Fire concert. Throughout the performance, pictures of the Sept. 1 1 tragedy flashed across a projection screen, photo by Amanda Byler Gospel Choir- rt -» W Alpha Gamma Rho new members Frontftow.-Shannon Jesse, Mark Mather, Tyler Rolofson and Colby Schwieter. Back Row: Jason Vandivort, Jason Smoot, Rick Aspegren, Travis Gerlach, Brandon Schlake and Clark Heman. Alpha Qamma active Front Row: Josh Kempers, Rich Blackburn, Dean Smith, Brett Wellhausen, Tyler Williams, Brandon Schaaf, Kendall Vorthmann and Chrisholm Nully. Row 2: Jason Richards, Darin Orme, Rich Thomas, Chris Reynolds, Anthony Nisley, Tyler Kapp, Jason Folond, Mike Musselman, Shawn Malter, Ricky Roselins and Brian Orme. Row 3: Joel Debruin, Nathan Rusinack,James Hardee, Amend Sealine,Daniel Kelley, Lowell Busch, Kyle McCoy and Kyle Pierce. Back Row: Casey Flinn, Scott Winkler, Mark Hungate,Tom Campbell, Lance Williams, Jason Gregory, Lucas Carlson, Christian Kincheloe, Nate Schroeder, Justin Moenkhoff and Justin Pollard. Orc Alpha Psi Omega Front Row: Rachel Vierck, Melissa Ough, Patrick Immel and Jen Downey. Back Row: Jason Daunter, Brandon Thrasher and Marty Wolff. by Lindsay Crump ___jrs; Squirrels and rabbits wandered through the aisles interacting with the children and adults sitting in the audience. As the lights faded on the people and rose on the forest, animals retracted back to their habitats, exiting the stage. Alpha Psi Omega, an honorary theater fraternity, held its annual children ' s show on Dec. 9. This year the production was " A Tale of Tails " by Stacy Craig, and all proceeds from donations were given to charity. " It ' s been a fun, educational experience, helping children appreciate the dramatic arts, " Melissa Owen said. Rachel Vierck, vice president of Alpha Psi Omega, directed the show, which used animal characters to stress the morals of inner rather than outer beauty. The two characters in the play, a rabbit and opossum, competed to see who had the best tail. The opossum was eventually victorious because of the reaUzation that inner beauty was just as important as outer beauty. Theater majors who had successfully completed the required amount of acting and behind the scenes technical work could be involved in Alpha Psi Omega. New members were nominated, and an initiation period followed lasting one week and ending with a ritual. With the annual show concluded. Alpha Psi Omega handed over the profits to the Children ' s Center of Maryville. Dedicating hours of hard work, members were able to give back to the community through service and entertainment. Alpha Mu Gamma Front Row: Terry Pfaffly, Jamie Garrison, Megan Stetson, Katie Spiguzza, Quin Fuller, Michaela Hand, Jennie Hayes and Louise Horner. Back Row: Jamie Buchmeier, Mary Bossung, Brock Bastow, Emily Dix, Lisa Doudria, Ashlee James, Scott Shannahan, Holly Grabbert and Channing Horner. Alpha Omega Society Front Row: Jared Watson, Charity Richardson, Kristin Horstmann and Logan Lightfoot. Back Row: Jodi Victor, Cecilee Diamond, Andrew Roth, Julie Victor and Karia Pinzino. A 5 6i 1 .s« ,5 Ai PHA P ;i C) APr.A - Alpha Sigma Alpha active Front Row: Traci Theifolf, Sh jnnon Knierim and Brooke Hansen. Row 2: Jill Citta, Jenni Nourse, Stephanie Mackey. Melanie Siedschlag, Dawn Lamansky, Nicole Bowers, Mary Lenzen.Timmery Franson, Sara Bryant, Krystin Stubblefield and Nicole Rice. Row 3: Enza Sorano, Kim Simon, Megan Whitten, Jamie Knierim, Michelle Forsen, Jess Bond, Kristie Hurt, Martha Seim, Ashley Ahlin, Jennifer Louk, Rachel Espey and Kathy Hundley.Bacfc Row: Jessi Mell, Anna Ashbacher, Amy Espeer, McCarten Delaney, Jill Mally, Bayle Reynolds, Jane Marie Clark, Elizabeth Ferguson, Kyle Sewell, Laura Chamberlain, Sarah Caldwell Kristy Arkfeld, Julie Coney, Nicole Foy and Enn Knotts. American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Front Row: Emily Dettmer, Katie Peterson, Heather Young, Amber Gross, Heather Dennis and Amy Craine.Row2;Angie Mutz, Stephanie Anello, Katie Johnson, Peggy Bruck, Nicole Meinke, Julie Suda, Emily Craven and Jeha Hansen. Back Row: Patrice Casey, Laura Hoff, Kathryn Hamilton, Erica Myers, Lori Meyer, Debra Henggeler and Melissa Engle. Throughout the altcrnoon, Pegg ' Miller talks with students who helped organize her surprise retirement party. Miller received gifts of appreciation from both past and present students, pholo by Amanda Byler by Betsy Lee Double dose of winter celebration! s lights reflected off of the balloons hovering atound the room, announcing the combination of two important occasions. Students involved in the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences organization gathered Dec. 6 to welcome the holidays and celebrate the career of a colleague. Associate Professor Peggy Millerendedhercareerafterthefell trimester with a retirement party complete with presents, balloons and food. While commemorating Miller ' s career, the organization also celebrated the end of a successfiil trimester filled with preparations for their Februaiy conference in Chicago. " Our big activityisaregional career conference vre attend eveiy year, " Ann Rowlette, club sponsor said. " It gives shidents the opportunity to learn about possible careers within their field. " Consisting of speakers, tours and learning seminars, the conference gave stiidents an opportunity to network and socialize. AAFCS vras an organization oriented toward students with majors in the field. With approximately 35 members, the group brought students together twice a month to socialize and learn. Participation in the organization cost $10 in local dues and $42 in national dues. " The biggest asset of die organization for students is tiie opportunity to socialize witii other students, " Rowlette said. " TTiey make connections within die field that are useful after they graduate. " The AAFCS gathered tocelebrate the career ofafiacultymemberandafield of shidy students were enthusiastic about TTirough parties, conferences and monthly meetings, members formed relationships with students sharing similar interests. Org anizations Alpha Tau Alpha Front Row: Kristen Mitchell, Mike Dieckman, Kristen Rhodes, Jaime Haidsiak, Joel Miller, Kendra Masoner, Benjamin Bell and Marvin Hoskey. Row 2; Tim Prunty, Rob Pangburn, James Penn, Shaun Murphy, Jennifer Spreckelmeyer, Jason Richards, Katie Jacobs, CaraWiese, Daniel Bowles, Josh Kempers, Jason Vandivortand Rich Thomas. Bocfc flow; Jeremy Lacy, Michelle Lund, Kineta Keith, Penny De auilt,ChrissyCuminale, Amy Sullivan, Alicia Robinson, Nathanael Schmitz, Jessica Basinger and Jim Hardee. ao ! Alpha Sigma Alpha new members front Row; Erica Sheeres.Kelsie sis, Lindsey Miller, Christie Taylor, Shelby Bartels, Erin Gray, Stacy Viditto, Jessie Dewaele, Christi Thori, Kelly Peterson and Jamie McLaughlin.Row2;DeannaWalter,Jeralee Adams, Rachel Osborn , Jen Anderson, Beth Pearson, Marsha Smith, Lindsey Knight, Ashley Franson, Danielle Pinon, Amanda Rolofson and Michelle Ferrara.SocfcRow; Amy Zuk, Joy Hayes, Sara Booker, Sarah Baumgartner, Karia Pinzino, Lindsey Hunken,Alyson McGinnis,GinaTominia, Rebecca Crane, Lindsay Wittstruck, Kristen Deckard, Amy Vetter and Lara Yungclas. At the annual Christ- mas party, lenell Ciak, Lauren Leach and members of the American Association of Family and Con- sumer Sciences cel- ebrate a successful tri- mester and the retire- ment of Associate Pro- fessor Peggy Miller. All students, alumni and staff from the de- partment were invited to attend, photo by Amanda Byler Amfrican AssnriATinN of FAMUYArsin CnM- wMPn %c fncf - Association for Computing Machinet7 Front Row: f ' hil Hceli-r, R.ichi ' lle Wright, Stephanie Anderson, Philip Maher, Ben Coffman and Dean Sanders. Row 2: Brett Graves, Gary Bolin, Kyle Koenig, Brian Dorn, Jason Mannlnoand Ainsley Mannino.Back Row: Derek Eye, Nick Wiederholt, Corey Swope and Travis Muellner. • American Marketing Association Front Row: Julie Brophy, Ryan LeCluyse and Jessica MiesnerRoMr 2: Lori Ficken, Ross Robertson, Sue Scholten , Ty Brookover and Kaan Ozdemir. Back Row: Ryan Urban, Sara Wolff, Paul Miser, Doug Russell, Lisa Sychra and Deb Collier. Bearcat Sweethearts front Wow:DawnTrent,Megan Henning, Angela Davis,Kendra Masoner, Kara Rollins and Sara Dielema.fioiv2;Mavie Daugherty, Jamie Ross, Jill Awtry, Lindsay Washam, Megan Coleman, Steph Smith, Natalie Schwartz and Heather Wrisinger. Back Row: Lisa Nichols, Jamasa Kramer, Mindy Thorne, Jennifer Harrison and Holly Ellis. Beta Beta Beta Biological Society Front Row: Lisa Carrico and Alison Monnin. Back Row: Andrea Johnson, Christy Crownover and Tamara Wallace. ORr,ANI7ATinNS Baptist Student Union Front Row: Heidi Hester, Amy Abplanalp, Eric Oldfield and Robyn McCollum. Row Z- Garrett Kingston, Amanda Berg, Dawn Sutton, Natalie Alden, Amy Dudlry, Jenny Schell, Julie Martin, Ryan Morton and Jason Yarnell. Sock Row;Sam Thrower.Maggie Dittmar, Charity Tubbs, Maria Swope, Verlene Downing, Andrea Schnetzler, Jen Boyer, Megan Dovel, Misty Gibeson, Chris Ayers and Trevor Bennon. by Jill Robinson Chocolate treats entice marketing association d of chocolate imaginable was piled before them. Products lined he counters teasing members of the American Marketing Association. Chris Arnold, Kansas City ' s district manager of Hershey ' s, offered advice and stories about the business Nov. 15. He was one of the many speakers that gave members of AMA an insight into the world they would be entering. President Ty Bookover said the organization appealed to approximately 55 members in marketing, business and advertising majors. " It ' s an important organization because we offer [students] an opportunity to meet people within the industry and find out what skills they look for to make lis better and more marketable, " Bookover said. In addition to learning about the marketing field, members applied this knowledge to community service efforts and activities. AMA visited nursing homes for their volunteer work and participated in a fimd- raising campaign seUing T-shirts in response to the Sept. 11 attacks. These activities gave members hands-on experience dealing with people in their community. The group activities ranged from speakers to pizza and movie nights. There were no major requirements to be a part of the group, only a $10 chapter fee and an additional $35 to be a national member. Outlets to the business world made this organization beneficial. Students not only received advice, they made contacts with potential employers. " I like having an opportunity to meet real-life people in the industry, " Bookover said. " It gets me out of the academic world and into the business world. " Focused on the working world that loomed before them, this organization took advantage of speakers and activities that would benefit the members. AMA ' s events not only gave away products like chocolate, they offered advice to students for their field of interest. After answering guest speaker Chris Arnold ' s question correctly, Tina Kehr collects her prize of sweets. Members of the American Marketing Association were asked about Hershey ' s business strategies after Arnold ' s presentation; correct answers allowed students to choose a Hershey product, photo by Shane McAsey American Marketing Association - As Ihry enjii the (hips and salsa i .i Weill anil Tillini Creiner t.ilk abdut the upumiinK Christmas tm ' ak Thi- Accounling Soiii ' t party was hfid Dti b In Robi-ria Hall photo by Chriilin.) Campobaao C.A.R.E. Front Row: Stacey Mason, Deslrae Boye, Anita Wilson, Sara Boulter, Valerie Lemke, Heather Berry, Maegan Irwin and Cara Wiese. Back Row: Ben Ramos, Joe Stock, Patrick Brommer, Nathan Woodland, Nick Waldo, Adam Hunt, Shawn Ades and Lon Nuss. Cardinal Key Front Row: Allison Clevenger, Keri StangI, Ashlee James and Tiffany Barmann. Row 2; Bridget Divis, Alan Dalson, Nathanael Schmitz, Michelle Wiesner, Jessica Clausen, Rebecca Dunn and Corinne Moszczynski. Back Row: Nick Wernimont, Nikki Mullins, Lori Fordyce, Crystal Beckham, Jamie Borsh, Todd Kenney and Ashlee Erwin. Campus Crusade for Christ Front Row: Apesue Hunt, Danny Burns, Jesse Fisher and Robert Gorman. Row 2: Sean Berger, Monica Marcolino, Sara Lipira,Jill Anderson, Megan Stetson, Amber Seymour, Tiffany Barr, Amy Craine, Julie Kitzing and Jeremy Sellers. Row 3: Brandon Wright, Sarah Whithorn, Deborah Ruber, Erin McKillip, Sondra Nickerson, Angle Van Boening, Erin Bleachle, David Nelson, Tracy Hall, Elizabeth Craver and Kelsey Nichols. Row 4: Joel Potter, Pam Hockens, Kathryn Jensen, Amanda Whitaker, Missi Alfrey, Nicholas Ross, Rebecca Dunn, Aaron Wilson, Jill Webster, Katrina Streck, Erin Polaski and Kara Karssen. Bocfc Row: Derick Delanty, Elizabeth Jensen, Katie Mosby, Emily Dix, Lisa Doudna, Drrew Keirsey, Mitch Hiser, Chris Dunn, Scott Shannahan, Andrew Jackson, Aaron Phares, Shawn Stetson and Nick Koeteman. = - Organizatio£js_ Additional contacts benefit society I members with Christmas lights, the first floor of Roberta Hall looked IS festive as the bright frosting on the cookies about to be eaten. Members of the Accounting Society gathered for goodies and :onversation during their holiday party Dec. 6. Students filled their plates, played games and celebrated a successful trimester of events. One major activity of the trimester included a field trip to Omaha, Neb., rhere, the group ' s 40 members had the opportunity to receive information from two firms. Arthur Andersen LLP and Physicians Mutual [nsurance Co. welcomed the society and showed them the ropes. " The field trip showed me what my job could be like, " Tiffani Greiner said. " It supported my decision to become an accounting major. " Networking was one of the most important features of belonging to the society. President Sarah Carver said. It provided an avenue for accounting majors to socialize, talk about internships and form study groups. " The mission of the society is to get information to students about accounting, " Carver said. " It ' s a great way to network and meet each other. Networking is how to get ahead in the major and in careers. " For a $10 membership fee, group members had the opportunity to interact with professionals and other students. The society provided members with valuable connections for the future. Blue Key National Honor Fraternity Front ?oiv; Brandon Banks, Eric Miller, Jennifer Gnefl ow, Keri Sciiweigel, Megan McLaugliiin and Tucker Woolsey. Back Row: Ryan Miller, Alison Adkins, Joe Glab, Scott Nielson, Kim Lamberty and Pat McLaughlin. To help prepare for the gift exchange, Jennifer Zwiegel tears apart pieces of paper. Each person randomlv picked a number that Zvviegal wrote on each slip of paper to determine the order people would select their gifts, photo by Christina Cdmpobai 1 Celebration Front row: Chris Marple, Zane Knudtson, Tracy Ward, Stacy Schumacher, Libby Whittle, Elizabeth Walters, Sally Dunn, Lindsay Showers, Jessica Matus, Phillip Holthus and Chris Droegemueller. Row 2: Sara Sampson, Sabrina Nemyer, Adam Ewing, Trent Buckner, Nathan Leopard, Jake Harlan, Brandon Strunk, Chris Shobe, Stephen Haynes, Melissa Maness and Sarah Comfort. Back Row: Nic Vasquez, Brian von Glahan, Nicole Ursch, Daniel Baker, Allison Gates, Dave Larson, Chris Little, Brice Willson, Megan Allbaugh, Miles Lutterbie and Tiffany Droegmueller. ArrnuNTiNC, SociE " ni Christian Campus House front Wotv: Leslie Lober.Michael Lovelace, Steve Nichols, Jared Watson, Joel Potter, Austin Brown, Sonny Derr, Katie Hanson, Megan Brown and Matt Burns. Row 2: Jennifer Harrison, Rudy Koch, JanelleMalewski, Megan Romas, Brian Graves, Lindsay James II, Stephanie Wallace, Shelly Pruitt, Moya O ' Berry, Ambrah House, Kara Swink, Marcia Weis, Megan Dovel, Natalie Williams, Rob Ahlrichs, Katy Dockus, Heather Derr and Dakota Derr. Row 3: Aaron Casady, Ashlee James, Andrea Croskrey, Nathan Dingman, Ryan Fouts.KatyKrouse, Jennifer Heller, Apesue Hunt, Roger Charley, Nancy Charley, Jonathan Mitchell, Cory Collins, Alicia Evans, Joe Jackson, Cherie Houchens, Brad Fullbright, Rachel May and Gabe Bailey.Wow 4: Amy Paxton, Devon Black, Lori Strong, Emily Dennis, Danelle Kneyse, Erin McKillip, Merci Decker, Sondra Nickerson, Leigh Stock, Angle Van Boening, Julie Flynn, Melissa Drydale, Angela Hartle, Ashley Grosse, Rachel Starks, Jamie Garrison, Stephanie Marreel, Amanda Brooker, Lezlie Potts and Jamie Lemon. Back Row: Andrew Samp, Missi Alfrey, Heather Quaasjracy Hall, Kelsey Nichols, Matt Rhinehart, Jonathan Cook, Sean Berger, Ian Chruchill, BJ. Baker, Warren Withrow, Kyle Geiger and Jason Thompson. Commadore Front Row: Corey Collins, Stephanie Wallacerl Brad Fullbright, Erin McKillip, Rachel May, Joe Kleine and Katy Krause. Row 2: Rob Alrichs, Alicia Evans, Moya O ' Berry, Angela Hartle, Ashley Grosse, Kara Swink and Brand! Pinkston. Row 3: Jamie Garrison, Nichole Pearl, Jessica Eagen, Kana Murphy, Janette Summy and Matt Burns. Row 4: Julio Caesar, Nathanael Schmitz, Gabe Bailey, BJ Baker, Amber Martin, Peggy Bruck, Tegan Mullins, Jessi Burgher, Melissa Drydale and Wade Drossel. Bocfc Row: Sonny Derr, Jamie Roberts, Nathan Dingman, Aaron Casady, Jamie Lemon and Entlgo Montoya. Upon entering the American Legion Hall for ihe annual barnwarming, visitors are slopped by hiiuni ffs. Members of the Agriculture Club look turns uorking Ihe door throughout the night. f)hiiti In Amanda Bvler O r r.ANIZATinNS »y Lindsay Crump Barn warming celebrates end oftrimester r _ _ s gathered, finishing touches were put into place. Lights vera hung from the rafters transforming the American Legion Hall into a jlace of celebration. The Agricultural Club held an annual barnwarming party Dec. 1 for members and friends. Open to any major, there was a variety of people in ittendance. " I am not an Ag major, actually I am an Elementary Ed major, but I have met a lot of great friends through the Ag Club, " Ashley Hickman said. With 140 members, the Ag Club was the largest student-based group on ;ampus. All that was required to be involved was an interest in agriculture, ittendance and payment of annual dues. The celebration was one of many activities members participated in throughout the year. During the course of the evening, the Ag Club crovraed a barnwarming king and queen. Royalty were Carrie Sullivan and Shawn Malter. Other events included roping contests and an annual Ag Awards banquet, creating an atmosphere that allowed people to get involved. " Barnwarming is just a good time for everyone to get together and have a lot of fun, " Vice President Sullivan said. " We open it up to everyone as a kind of thank you for helping us out this year by volunteering or donating. " Activities such as the barnwarming party were some of the reasons the club appealed to so many students. As the largest student-based organization, the number of members provided friendships, fun and a chance to get to know a variety of people from a variety of majors. MterManagemiH Society Front Row: Fahteema Collins, Stephanie Anderson and Mellcia Smith. BackKonK Nick Wiederhdt Thomas Sanchez, Randy McCleary and John Reynolds. Common Ground Front Row; Christie Cox, Jennifer Griggs, Ashley Cunningham, Precious Tillman, Allison Brown and Lance Lewis. Row 2: Whitney Hollinger, Taylor Harness, Luke Leedom, Anita Wilson, Amy Carr and Mario Porras. Back Row: J.R. Chaney, Natasha Beauboeuf, Bryan Bosch, Adam Schneider, Daniel Munoz, Randy Tiik, Bethany Boltaro,Thomas Sanchez and Lindsay Crump. Moments before the crowd arrives. Agriculture Club members Dean Smith and Laura Chamberlain break in the dance floor. The barnwarming was held Dec. 1 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the American Legion Hall, photo by Amanda Byler Agriculture Clug Country Faith Front Row: Heather LaShell, Jenny Williams, Alicia Robinson, Tom Head, Jara Sunderman, Amanda Shaw, Katherine McLiella and Monica Harper. Row 2: Kyle Gaston, Jennifer Ellis. Katherine Stravch, Stacy Spearow, Jillian Pointer, Kristen Lundgren, Matt Gruber and Keisi Wright. Back Row: Nicole Menefee, Mike Dieckman, Reed Jorgensen, Brian Bethmann, Joel Miller, John Ohiberg and Brian Hula. Delta Mu Delta Front Row: Amy Carter, Marie Allen, Melicia Smith, Jina Lilly and Cindy Kenkel. BackRow. Derek Helwig, Michael Head, Brain Jewell, Michael Wenberg, Nick Wiederholt and Deb Powers. As they wail for the rush of students coming lo the J.W. )ones Student Union for lunch, Betsey Burgess and Carrie Newell talk about smoking outside buildings on campus. Acceptance was a new peer education group that was approved by the Student Senate this fall, but according to Burgess, the idea for the group has been around for a long time, photo by Micbaela Kanger Delta Chi active FronfSow.-MikeTipton.Jeff Bailey and Ryan Koom. Row 2: Aaron Dobson, Charles Skelton, Michael Cassidy, Anthony Vitale, Brian Young, Jake Akerson and Kevin Schultz. Row 3; Nick Schenck, Mike Bailey, David Burroughs, John Hiatt, Eric Hopp, Matthew Rose and Matt Moore. Row 4: David Whitaure, Brian Holstein, Roddy Jasa, Joe Prokop, Chris Mashburn, Eric Koehler and Lance Christofferson. Back Row: Josh Shields,DerekFricke,JonathanCeades,Mike McMurtrey, Ben Bruggemann, Jason Tayler and Justin Winter. O RGANIZAIIONS . ly Sarah Smith Quest begins to promote I positive image JBse ' s no such thing as the perfect body. This was the message members rf Acceptance hoped to spread when they kicked off their inaugural year in Co-president Betsy Burgess said the organization was in the making for learly six years before it became a reality. Graduate students within the psychology department had been collecting research for their dissertations Nith the hopes of someday starting an organization that would address the issue of body image awareness. " The graduate students had been working on it, but they were struggling to jet it to get it to the next level, " Burgess said. Burgess felt that the issue of body image awareness was often neglected. (Acceptance was designed to bring this issue into the open. " Our town has this image that it has to be ail-American and we ' re not, " Burgess said. " There ' s a lot covered up and not talked about. " To increase awareness of the issue. Acceptance made presentations at Maryville Middle School about self-esteem, eating disorders and body image. In addition, they worked on spreading the message to college students by handing out pamphlets for the " Great American Smoke Out " in November and Body Image Awareness Week in February. " The younger kids need more direction, " Burgess said. " On the college level, we help them to be aware of the situation; to let them know it ' s not bad to be the way they are, but they need help. " Although Acceptance targeted different age groups with different levels of knowledge, the mission behind the group was universal— find a balance between mental and physical health. Delta Zeta Front Row: Stephanie Swift, Kaycee Sandridge, Kim Hermreck, Lindsey Frerking, Caroline Gross and Jamie Borsh. Row 2: Amanda Berg, Janelle McMullen, Ashley Young, Erin Mowery, Andrea Johnson, Crystal McArdle, Emily Vaughn and Julie Pole. Row3: Sharon Crane, Joann Trussell, Amanda Fox, Nickie McGinnis, Kacie Perna, Adrienne Rosenthal, Becky Adams, Samantha Fox, Katie Belton, Shelley Caniglia, Christine Miller, Kristina Olms, Stephanie Read and Angela Sargent. Back Row: Kelly Kettinger, Meghan Dunning, Amy Kephart, Katie Withee, Jessie Taylor, Rachelle Wright, Kari Frerking, Tiffany Twombly, Melissa Johnson, Nicole Nulph, Ashley Witmeyer and Jennifer Munroe. For the " Great American Smoke Out " Acceptance members, Betsey Burgess, Carrie Newell and Lauralyn Sullivan talk to Nathan Elder about the tacts ot smoking as he takes a bag of candy. The group handed out air fresheners that said " 67 percent of NVV students choose not to smoke " as well as bags of candy attempting to persuade smokers to till out a " commit to quit " contract, photo by Michaela Kanger Delta Chi new members Front Row: Eric Patton, Daniel Bensley, Matt Callahan, Eric Mills, Steve Anderson and Justin Porter. Row 2: Bryson Edwards, Nic Jurgens, Ryan Gilbert, Kyle Jansen, Brett Staufferand Dan BradleyRow3; Fred Weikelorfer, Dakota Glasscock, Jed Penland, Jake Kite, Scot Moore and Jason Anderson. Back Row: Jason Madson, Joe Ramsey, Casey Shell, Kyle Foster, Chris Mock and Phelan Fujan Fellowship of Christian Athletes FrontSotv: Jesse Fishef and Mitch Hiser.Roiv2: Ambef OIney.Cecilee Diamond, Jodi Vict Of. Chad McDaniel, Apesue Hunt Megan Stetson, Jeni Jeppesen, Pam Hockens and Chanty Richardson. Sow 3.-SheltyGuhde,LisaDoudna, Matt Rsher, Kara Karssen.JulieVictor.Knstin Horstmann.Leah Henderson, Stephanie Swift, Emily Schaeperkoetter, Lindsay Jones, Sean Berger, Bradley Hall and Angela Jennings. Row 4: Jenn Blere, David Hudson, Rebecca Schelp, Sarah Schelp. Danielle Lawless. Drew Keirsey, Patrice Casey, Colby Jones, Robert Gorman, Nathan Lane, Daniel Jeppesen, Katie Mosby, Emily Dix and Renny McVandewege. Row 5: Steven Guhde, Allison Holmes, Brad Peterson, Shane Albertson.Tammy PetersoaKathryn Jensen, Elizabeth Jensen, Jenna Johnson, Suzanne Von Behren, Danny Bums, Lindsey Vorm, Josh Lamberson, Amber Schneider, BriceWillson, Sarah Comfort, Julie Kitzing and Amy Dawson. Row 6: Shawn Stetson,DerekElliot, Andrew SampCarlyEsteyKaylynLakebrink,Natalie Alden, Amy Wehrenberg, Kelly Smith, Kristin Helmink, Ashley Nuss, Becca Ekstrom,RebekahZeikle,RyanLidolph,Lorincken,MarleAllen,NicoleKoeltzow and Rachel Thompson. Batk Row: Chris Harris, Derrick Elliot, David Farmer, ChrisLittle.ScottShannahan, Nathan Marticke,DanielMcKim,MarcellusCasey Andrew Jackson,Clinton Woods and Aaron Phares. Delta Tau Alpha Front Row: Ronda Driskill, Robert Conley and Lori Fordyce. Back Row: Jay Crom, Tyler Williams, Brett Wellhausen and Tom Head. Franken Hall Council Fronf Row; Steven Carnhon.Betsy Burgess, Kerl William and Christy Crownover.Wow 2; Kristin Jackson, Andrea Akers, Lisa Carrico, Kendra Finney, Mikayla Chambers and Laura Kozel. Row 3: Dave Clisbee, Grace Johnson, Patricia Mugabe, Katie Peterson, Emily Dehmer and Derek McDermott. Back Row: John Piatt, RIsa Richter,Soraya Fays, Jonathan Cook and David Stephens. Delta Sigma Phi front ?oiv;TonySaccoman,Ryan Rehder,Josh Johnson, Matt Miller and Dave Scheet. Row 2: Nick Larson, Jake Moore, Sam Feldman, Aaron Sickel, Dustin Evans, Kaleb Kern, Ben Fiedler, Arrick Jazynka, Adam Littleton, Ken Staack and Amy Wilson. Back Row : Troy Gibson, Chris Emison.Trevor Hein, Ryan Moore, Adam Nelson, John Bolyard, Bruce Dunlap, Dustin Colvin, Lee Dishman, Jacob Ralph and Jordan Adams. a ' ' v{ r . WL JM , In a quiet lorner, Danielle Rhoades and MelissaThomasplay a serious game of chess. " I came to the Fellowship ' s meetings Ih ( ause it gave me a . lunce to learn differ- ent types of games, " Thomas said, photo by Amanda Byler - Or r,ANI7ATIONS Dy Betsy use Virtual combat ggainst peers and diabetes _ .arp blow to the head, the battle began. The response of the other player was quick; he retaliated with a swift kick to the stomach. On the wide projection screen mounted in the lecture room, the combat video game " Tekken " looked almost real. The Fellowship of the Tower, a gaming organization, planned a " Tekken " tournament in order to raise money for charity. Members of the group battled to the death playing this PlayStation combat game. " The tournament is a fund-raiser, " President Don Prior said. " We ' re trying to raise money for our philanthropy, the American Diabetes Society. " Entrants were charged $3 for a chance at the " Tekken " championship. Eight individuals paid to participate in the tournament. Always looking for new members to compete with, the organization was open to any student on campus. A $5 membership fee was required to join. According to Prior, the Fellowship of the Tower ' s mission was to promote gaming in Maryville. The group ' s 11 members met weekly to play games and organize functions. Secretary Leanna McMillan said the group was planning a gaming convention in April or early May. " We hope people will come and meet everybody and get connected with other gamers, " McMillan said. " New people also introduce us to new games and we are always more than willing to learn. " A large variety of games were played during Fellowship of the Tower game nights. According to McMillan, however, the group was best knovm for playing " Dungeons and Dragons. " " ' Dungeons and Dragons ' is a card game, " McMillan said. " It is a strategic game that requires role-playing and problem solving. " The Fellowship of the Tower was the only university-recognized gaming organization on campus. It gave students with an interest in gaming a chance to gather, share new games and compete with other experts. Forensics Front Row: Merci Decker, Lindsay Crump, Tatiannia Johnson, Patrick Johnson, Nicole Nulph, Kory Harbour, Eric Abney and David Tibbies. Back Row: Dana Eggebrecht, Laci Ann Fiala, Tyler Shaw, Zach Boman, Jessica Lambert, Tracy Vittone, Derick Blankenship and Nick Krause. Contemplating his next move, Matt Hake of the Fellowship of the Tower participates in one of the many orga- nized games. " I got into ' Magic ' as a freshman and have played ever since, " Thomas Hindmarch, fellow player, said, photo by Amanda Byler J FfI I OWSHIP OF THF TnWFR - Heartland View Front Row: Amy Carr, Karina Walker, Amy Putney, Sarah Smith, Jaclyn Mauck, Amber Brazil and Warren Crouse. Back Row: Jody Strauch, Emily Vaughn, Janelle McMullen, Jessica Scheuler, Jenny Niese and Cody Snapp. Front Row: Brandon Banks. Drew B Matt Fisher, Rachael Collins, Andrea Kellner and Wendy Evans. Row 2: Pat Iske, Ryan Morton, Aaron Winter, Angle Van Boeing, Katy Krause, Tiffany Spaudling and Maren Hoegh. Back Row: Zak Knowles, Karia Strain, Dan Topel, Kevin Pemberton, Jason Felton, Rob Ahlrlchs and Renee Rohs . A£i A Gamma Theta Upsilon front Row: Aaron Winter, Ryan Morten, Justin Babbitt, Steven Schnell and Matt Fisher. Row 2: Patrick Boes, Dan Topel, Matthew Wilson, Tiffany Spaudin and Jason Felton. Back Row: Drew Bednasek, Kevin Pemperton,Tom Head and Gregory Haddock. Tou Ger Xlong describes himsell and his lamily as the " hillbillies ol sia. " Xiong spoke to students and faculty during International Education Week about his escape from Louse. China because hi ' ; father was involved with the CIA. photo h. Michael Kangpr HPERDClub Front Row: Ricci Miller, Jenny Williams, Kim Lamberty, and April Nelson Back Row: Brian Howard, Heather Berry, Melissa Drydale, Latonya Davis, Lori Jensen and Jamie Liehr. O R.GAN1ZAI1QNS HispanicAmerican Leadership Organization FrontWow: Dan Ayala.PreciousTillman and Mario Porras.Socfc Row: Francisco Martinez, Derick Delanty, Laura Seeb, Becky McLaughlin, Daniel Munoz and Alejandro Ching. Cultural awareness - through humor, stories and rap iffisf! energy sparked off of Tou Ger Xiong in his enthusiasm for cultural liversity. His personality was as colorful as his bright red, blue and green ittire. The Intercultural and International Center had Xiong speak about his life is a part of the second annual International Education Week. A native of jDuse, China, Xiong spent four years in a refugee camp before moving to linnesota in 1979. His humor was spoken in a mixture of English and his original Hmong anguage. Xiong spread the message of cultural respect in his program, " Bruce .ee meets Snoop Doggy Dog. " Xiong stressed, through rap and childhood stories, the challenges of growing ip a minority. According to the charismatic speaker, involvement in culturally liverse organizations makes a difference. " It makes a statement to the rest of the community, " Xiong said. " You need o be able to walk in different cultures. " One opportunity for students to broaden their cultural horizons was through he Intercultural and International Center. An umbrella to an array of other iiverse organizations, the IIC supported cultural diversity. Located on the second floor of the J.W. Jones Student Union, the IIC housed jrganizations ' offices for University multi-cultural groups. It was this diverse setting that Xiong said was necessary to get past stereotypes and iiscrimination. " To study race is a hands-on thing, " Xiong said. " You need to go learn about :hese things. Students must understand that to be agents of change. " Stories and humor help Tou Cer Xiong explain what it was like to grow up with " one foot in each culture. " Xiong moved to America from Louse, China and spoke two languages, photo by Michaela Kanger I nt e rcu l tura l AND Int e rnat i ona l C e nter - Pcrfonning a Indilional Indian dance, Kshitij Ray, Shall) ' Wilfred and N,iefni Mi ih.immed enlerldin ihe crowd at ( ' [ Festival of Lights IixkI such as Naan, Dal andTand ucfccri were scrviil Ix ' lore the feslivities holo iuhmittedt Interfraternity Council Frontrow; Nathan Leopard, Jason Washam, Todd Kenney and Robert Laflin. Back row: Mike McMurtrey, Tony Saccoman, Dustin Evans, Chris Holder, Michael Hickman and Jonathan Eades. byBetayLec Festival enlightens campus community I of all colors brightened the room, creating a jovial mood. Traditional Indian music playing softly in the background set the scent- for the Festival of Lights. Celebrating the Hindu New Year, the Festival of Lights had its debut on Northwest ' s campus Nov. 16. A banquet of Indian food, native music and dance presentations transformed the Conference Center into the setting of a traditional festival. Sponsored by the 38 members of the Indian Student Association, the festival was a way to inform students about Indian culture. " Getting students from other backgrounds involved was the awesome part, " Secretary Sunil Mehra said. " We kept thanking every student for coming. It ' s great to share our culture with others. " Founded in the fall, ISA was formed to create a sense of communit) among Indian students. It included students of all ethnic backgrounds who had an interest in Indian culture. The only requirements for membership were a 2.0 GPA and an open mind. " The organization has created a home away from home for me, " Mehra said. " It helps incoming students by giving them a place to belong right away. ISA strove to create a sense of community among members while exposing the student body to a culture not previously experienced. Traditional food and music gave the students a few moments to be transported away from Maryville and encounter a taste of India. International Student Organization Frontffow.-Shokolshimoto.Nikara Pratt, Hannah Taylor, Audrey May, Leana Grinchick, Mamiko Noda and Tsering Panjor. Back Row: Zaman Mohammed, Jin SukYang, Vladimir Aleksandrovich Pozdin, Vladislav Tchatalbachev, Austin Brown, Kshitij Ray and Hyun-woo Cha. Orc Paper candles decorate the stage as Kshitij Ray dances in the Festival of Lights. The men wore the traditional Indian garments called Kurtas. photo submitted by Ritu lain. ImprovALaMode Front Row: Brooks SchroederJeffTempelJay Rozema, Jason Daunter, Brandon Thrasher and Jonathan Reynolds. Back Row: Natasha Beauboeeuf, Nathan Rivera, Steven Salcedo, David Larson, Reid Kirchhoff and Jessica Lannbert. Institute of Management Accounting Jennifer Halverson, Amanda Sigwing and Nicole Miller. K Horticulture Club Row: Carrie Sullivan, Nathanael Schmitz, Wall Cottrell, Heather Lashell, Beth Schimming, Jamie Haidslak and Travis Stohes. Back Row: Katie Jacobs, Nancy Krieftmeyer,Trina Riergel, Jenny NIese and Alex Chlng. iNiniAN ' Ti ir FNT A ; ;nriATinNi Kappa Omicron Nu Front Row: Knsten Robinson, Emily Craven, Lori Meyer. Jena Hansen, Debra Henggeler and Melissa Engle. Sock Row: Molly Driftmler, Sarah Baier, Kathryn Hamilton, Amber Gross, Jamie Lemon and Jami Willenborg. KDLX Front Row: Daniel Dozar, Dustin Wasson, Amy Kern, Kaleb Kerr, Ashley Nuss, Amanda Scott, Brand) Wilmes, Jamie Bossert, Justin Nickerson, Kimberly Robinson and Jamie Rinehart.Row2:Jeramie Eginoire,Josie McClernon, Erica Orf, Crystal Kimball, Kelly Relph, Greg Smith, Tatiannia Johnson, Gina Tominia and Sheena West. Back Row: Rich Thomas, Scott Graf, Heather Mainline, Shannon Gould, Bradley Nanneman, Steve Handley and Ryan Delehant. P In nmiul luii, 1 ililis liiiilr |M ' rforms her karaoke version ol llv li-.mcii- Kliimc ' s sonj;, Kinhl Kind of Wrong. " Whilllc ' s l).u kuround niusii was i ul oft oarly In hi ' r (K-rformance but she U.ln Xin.llub livlrr I j4j. • - - K.I.D.S. int Row; KortnlNorgart.Karar Rollins, KrisI Wheeler, Amy Carr, Jessica Esdhor, Arr Ashbrook, Katie Andrews, Mary Poeta, Mega Uthe and Gwen Nickolaison. Row 2: Maui Daugherty, Kathy Laswell, Emily VanBuskIr Bethany Mullen, Renae Kroll, Katie Godse Racheal Thompson, Allison Sears, Laui Haney, Ashley Wiimayer, Andrea Lamb, Valer Hoakison, Katie Lackovic, Shane Snyde Heather Wrisinger.Jamie Ross and Lisa Michi Bock Row: Dawn Trent, Beau Heyen, Jo Kleine, Kaylyn Lakebrink, Marietta Woods, Jo Miller, Sam Schwartz, Victoria Briscoe, De« Delanty, Keisi Bogolanski, Jamie Wiebelhau Jessica McCunn, Karen Knight, Phillip Lubecl Anitra Germer, Ashley Tysen and Joann Huniger. Orga nizations Dream performance crowns pageant winner ticipation rose, it was the moment she would be chosen. Shifting back and forth, the audience wondered whose name would attach itself to the title of Dream Girl 2001. The Third Annual Dream Girl competition was held Dec.3 at the Mary linn Performing Arts Center as a fund-raising event for the Kappa Sigma fraternity. The members of Kappa Sigma sponsored the event and all proceeds went to the American Cancer Society. John Stacey, Kappa Sigma member, said the turnout and amount of money raised was consistent fi-om year to year. Stacey said previously when the competition was held at Charles Johnson Theater, it was usually filled up. " About every year now we have raised around $1,000 to give to the American Cancer Society, " Stacey said. Eight contestants competed for the title and were sponsored by various organizations. The winner of the 2001 competition was Amy Lockard, sponsored by Sigma Sigma Sigma. Lockard said the experience allowed her to meet other participants. " The competition was a lot of fun and it was exciting to work with girls that I didn ' t know, " Lockard said. The Northwest Xi-Zeta chapter of the Kappa Sigma fraternity consisted of 24 members who paid $45 in monthly dues. Other than the American Cancer Society, the firatemity ' s services included raising money for research in muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis. As a mixture of emotions surrounded Lockaid winning, two goals were achieved. The Dream Girl of 2001 was chosen, and the American Cancer Society reaped the rewards. Kappa Sigma Front Row: Ben Watts, Greg Smith, John Williams, Matt McCleish, Chad McGraw, James Pankiewicz and Todd Huntiey.Row2:JakeGerrietts,Josh Key, James Pate.Jarrod Smith, Jon Carlin, Nicholas Brown, Caleb Pearson, Todd Kenney, John Stacey and Ripton Green. Back Row: Alan Colling, Steve Nichols, Brian Oxiey, Rob Elfrank, Jared Watson, Wyatt Sperry and Paul Houfek. Upon receiving the 2001 Kappa Sigma Dream Girl title, Amy Lockard hugs 2000 Dream Girl winner Melanie Siedschlag. Lockard was sponsored by Sigma Sigma Sigma, photo by Amanda Byler J r c o c.i Kappa Kappa Psi Front Row: Philip Maher, Jamie Bossert, Julie Knapp, Amy Kunkelman,Tom Brockman, Carrie Shuck, Nicole Ryan, Kim Eilers, Brian Dorn and Megan Albaugh. Row 2: Cory Hull, Nicholas Ross, Brad Davis, Sarah Will, Rachelle Wright, Nic Vasquez, David Potter, Jennifer Davenport and Brian McBain. Bock Row: Andy Kenkel, Gavin Lendt, Amanda Miller, Jill Kloppenburg, Sabrina Nemyer, Celinda Cox and Rusty Ethridge. Kappa Sigma- with a smile .ind i hand shjke, Bill Fclps inlrodutes himself to his dale, Laura Merz. With the highest bid, Merz bought one date with Felps at the KNWT date auction, photo by Shane McAsey KNWT Front Row: Matt Sanchelli, Kerr Finnegan and Allisha Moss. Sour 2; Ron Smith, Reggie Smith, Leah Ault, Sara Magnus, Kim Ernst, Vicky Huff and Mark Warren. Back Row: Brett Stewart, Ben Ditsch, Sarah Swedberg, Josh Murphy, Justin Ross, P.J. Eldred, Adam McReynolds and Eric Nickelson. Model United Nations Kara Edwards, Janson Thomas, Ryan Bauer and Kevin Buterbaugh. ■■I Millikan Hall Council Front Row: Kim Rogers, Amanda Kunza, Sarah Swedbergjessica Wilkinson, Desiree Campbell, Emily Dennis and Kara Hegna. Back Row: Laura Haney,Ebony DePeralta,Angela Sargent, Starlith Adams, Abby Galbraith, Stacy Oxiey, Noelle Jagger and Kitty Nixon. by Jill Johnso Bgb r4ensual music came through the speakers in the dimly-lit dining room. Fashionably clad men and women were pacing about the room waiting in anticipation of KNWT ' s first date auction to begin. Participants auctioned off one evening of their time to the highest bidder in an effort to raise money for charities benefiting those affected by the tragedy on Sept. 11. KNWT ' s staff members worked the event and served as subjects to be auctioned. One of the biggest challenges for the staff was getting people to stand up and be auctioned off. " I was suckered into it by Matt Sanchelli, the master of ceremonies, " Bill Felps said. On the other hand, there was little shortage in the number of bidders. PJ Elders, a coordinator promoting the event, planned on bidding for a date. " I ' m bidding on Will Murphy, " Elders said. " He ' s offering a back massage and I can ' t pass that up. " In addition to organizing charity events, KNWT played an active part on the campus. It was a student -run organization that produced the shows broadcast on Channel 8 on Thursdays. Although most of the staff members were broadcast students, people from other majors could participate. Lambda Pi Eta Front Row: Derek McDermott. Back Row: Kristen Lundgren, Nicole Nulph and Shelley Canlglia. A boy stands lo see the pictures as Shannon Knierim reaiK " McDuft ' s New Friend " in the Maryville Public Library. As a member of Mortar Board, Knierim volunteered one hour ol her time to read to area children, photo by Amanda Byler byJillRobiiMon Story time provides service forchildrer I hands were folded in their laps, tiny Angers interlaced in anticipation of a story. The squirming and restless bodies stopped for a moment to gaze at pictures featured in the Christmas book from the Maryville Public Library. In an effort to fulfill their " Reading is Leading " project, members of Mortar Board met at the Maryville Public Library every Saturday at 10 | a.m. Students read stories, provided snacks and created pieces of artwork for an average of 20 children ranging 3 to 6 years in age. " The interaction between the kids and college students is probably the most fun, " Suzanne Von Behren said. " It ' s rewarding. We plan on doing this all year and next trimester we are also going to read at the nursing homes. " Mortar Board was a national senior honor society that recognized students for outstanding scholarship, leadership and service. Membership was by application; seniors had to have at least a 3.0 GPA and a record of involvement with the University or community. " I think being in Mortar Board is an honor, " Von Behren said. " It ' s important to reward people ' s hard work and this organization is something to work toward. We are involved in the betterment of the whole community and we represent what Northwest is about. " Demonstrating exceptional service to the University and the community was nothing new to the approximately 30 members involved. Mortar Board was a combination of leaders from an array of backgrounds and interests, forming an organization dedicated to service. pbtionai Residence Hall Honorary Front Row: Kristin Jackson, Amber Degner, Wendy Kay, Justin Corbett, Jayna Vaccaro, Jessica Clausen, Sara Begley and Rose Viau. Back Row: Nicole Strong, Brain Dorn, Christy Crownover, Laura Kozel and Matthew Staub. Orcanjzahqns. ■■I Music Educators National Conference Front Row; Sarah Comfort, Samantha Hildreth, Nicole Ursch.GretchenEngle, Carrie Shuck and Brice Willson. Row 2: Zane Knudtson, Leigh Stock, Sara Sampson, Amanda Miller, Jessica Smith, Elizabeth Walters and Sarah Meyer.Bock Row: Sam Crust, Adam Ewing, Becca Ekstrom, Megan Allbaugh and Trent Buckner. Newman Center Front Row: Sarah Visty, James Rice, Jamie Deao and Nicholas Boelter. Row 2: Michaela Hand, Nick Del Signore, Carrie Iverson, Nicole Berger, Jessica Smith,Sarah Meyer and Emily Van Buskirk. Row 3: Justin Frederick, Jacqui Handles, Rebecca Weeder, Joanna Townley, Katie Johnson,Amanda Sanderson andCedric David.Back Roiv.-Richard Prevedel.Stephen Rudolph, Adam Ewing,Monica Caldwell,Phil Koehler.James Pankiewiczand David Farmer. Mortar Board ront Row: Susan Tingley, Brett 3raves, Traci Thierolf and Matthew Staub. Row 2: Louann Meyer, Shannon Knierim, Debbie Bacon and Julie Brophy. Row 3: AllishaMoss,NicholeGottsch,Jill Robinson, Kerry Finnegan, Jessica Smith, Quin Fuller, Amanda Scott and Jay Crom. Back Row: Brian Dorn, Suzanne on Behrwn, Nathan Marticke, Lisa Sycra, Chris Marple, Justin Corbett and Brett Wellhausen. children gather around Susan Tingley as she reads " Shhh! " by Julie Sykes and Tim Warner. " I love children and being a part of Mortar Board, " Tingley said, pholo by Amanda Byler National Agri- Mar keting Association Front Row: Corey Neill, Chris] Reynolds, Chrissy Cuminale and j Jackie Juhl. Back Row: Ronda.j Driskill, Tarryn Dicke, Lacy) Friedrick, Heidi Fuelling, Autumn j Griffieon and Laura Rotterman. Mortar Board - Northwest Missourian executive board Front Row: Mar j]e Kossman, Mark Hornickel and Danny Burns. Back Row: B Knust, Melissa Galltz, Sara Sitzman, Trisha Thompson, Chris Hecker and John Petrovic. Panhellenic Council Front Row: Jamie Borsh, Lori Frodyce, Kristen Huster, Jessica McKenzie, Jessi Nower and Ricci Miller. Row 2: Alyssa Welu, Amy Milligan.Christy Hocker.Jenny Brunker and Molly Miller, Jennifer Van Der Steen. Back Row. Kelli Rowlands, Jam McMullen, Crystal McArdle, Emily Short, Anna Nabors,Alisl Ahern, Amy Lockard, Crystal Cole and Tori Wamer. Clothing covers lhi table in piles and Ln j Sol.ini) kcq) ' . the Order ol Omt ' H.i H ir.iSf s.ili ' runninn smiKillilv Aiiythinn s v don ' t sell we ' ri- Roing to give to our adopted family, " Andrcj lohnson said, photo by Amanda Byler by Betsy Lee Greeks unite in garage sale fund-raiser s, coats, pants and shirts cluttered the tables in Dining Room 2 of the J.W. Jones Student Union. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 28, the Northwest chapter of the Order of Omega sold donated wares with the goal of raising money for five adopted families. " Each family has three Greek houses as their sponsor, " Enza Solano, Alpha Sigma Alpha, said. " Our main goal with this event was to get stuff and make enough money to buy them the things on their wish list. " According to Order of Omega Vice President Jamie Borsh, the sale went well despite a lack of items sold. " We didn ' t make a ton of money, " Borsh said. " But at least we have a lot of stuff to donate to the family and we learned what to do next year to make it better. " The Adopt-A- Family project was a way for the organization to work on their goals. Order of Omega, a Greek Leadership Honor Society, consisted of 35 members. There was a strict selection process to get involved; applicants had to have a 3.0 GPA and a history of involvement within the Greek community. " Our mission is to try to find ways to enhance the Greek community and bring the houses together, " Borsh said. " We work really hard to bring everyone together. " In addition to organizing the Adopt-A-Family project. Order of Omega sponsored an annual Watermelon Fest. " The Watermelon Fest is a tradition within the Greek community, " Borsch said. " It gives Greeks an opportunity to come together, play games and meet people. " Throughout the year. Order of Omega strove to provide leadership for their fellow Greeks. They accomplished these goals by providing Greeks with opportunities to socialize and perform community service. Too Late Paintbalt " Front Row; Julie Flynn, Anthony Sasso III, Nick Waldo, Brad Fullbright and Tyler Young. Bocfc ffow; Daniel Ayers, Kyle Samp, Tony Wernimont, Amy McCollum, Nick DelSignore, Andrew Acknard, Tim Welch, Doug Reuther, Chris Nelson and John Piatt. In Dining Room 2 of the ).W. ones Student Union, Enza Solano ind Andrea Johnson prepare :lothes for the garage sale. The Society of Onnega collected everything from jeans to sweaters or their fund-raiser, photo by manda Byler order or omega i FronfRoiv;JamieBorsh, Nathan Leopard, Todd KenneyandCorinneMoszczynski. Ro»v2;JlllCltta,CarissaKalkbrenner,KatherinePhillips,AllisonClevenger,Bridget ] Divis, Tiffany Barmann, Cassia Kite, Lisa Josephsen and Enza Solano. ?oiv 3; Kim i Lamberty, Janetle McMuilen, Debbie Bacon, Michelle Wiesner, Crystal Beckham, | RIcclMlller.Brooke Hansen and Andrea Johnson. ?ow4:TraciThierolf,SarahZiemer, j Heidi Fuelling, LoriFordyce, Casey McConkey, Todd Parker and Becky Adams. Bacfc i Row: Brandon Banks, Brett Wellhausen, Brett Graves, Michael Hickman and Chris i Doering. j Perrin Hall Council Front Row; Jessica Hoffecker, Whitney Browning,Virginia Herbert, Angle Van Boening,Carly Ray and Christina Blanchard. Row 2; Andrea Bartel, Katrina Streck, Amy Kable, Serena Brooks, Ashley Tyser, Stacy Williams, Patsy Weddle,MichelleEischeid and Christina Hurtado.Bock Row; Sarah Robinson, Amy Ware, Charity Tubb, Maria Swope, Autumn Griffieon, Carrie Hegg, Colleen Pate and Andrea Kellner. Ordfr of Omfca - Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia active Front Row: Njttuii Brooks. Paul Mashaney. Gary-Paul Roblnett, Nic Vasquesz, Josh Fisher, Nathan Clerveti, Brice Willson and Travis Williams. Back Row: Jacob Harlan, Patrick Hedges, Kyle Koenig, Justin Babbitt, Tom Brockman, Chris Marple, Stephen Haynes, Brandon Strunk, Jeremy Barlow and David Potter. With lyrics in hand, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia spreads the holiday cheer. Songs such as " Cod Bless Ye Merry Gentlemen " and " Feliz Navidad " were sung, photo by Amanda Byler Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia new members Front Row: Phillip Hotthus, Chris Little and James Armstrong. Back Row: Eric Stitt, Phillip Shull and Patrick Brommer. by Betsy Lee Christmas carols spread early nkTM 1 harmonies rose into the cold winter sky welcoming the holiday spirit. Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia members bundled up in sweaters, coats and mittens to sing carols on the south steps of the J.W. Jones Student Union. With the goal of raising money for the Salvation Army, the group invited friends and other Greek organizations to sing with them Dec. 11. " I enjoyed the caroling, " Phillip Shull said. " It was cold out there but it was definitely for a good cause. " After performing on the steps of the Union, the group traveled to Wal-Mart to continue singing. The two performances collected over $100 for the Salvation Army. Weekly meetings were held to plan events such as caroling. Pledges were required to attend additional meetings separate from active members. The fraternity had six pledges, which experienced an extensive recruiting process at the beginning of the year. In addition to raising money for the Salvation Army, the fraternity organized a concert to benefit victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack. Held at Charles Johnson Theater, the concert featured the vocal and instrumental talents of many Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia members. Although the fraternity lacked a traditional fraternity house, they accomplished a great deal to assist multiple charities. When the fraternity members saw an organization in need, they quickly mobilized their talents to raise money for a good cause. Org anizations Phi Mu active Front Row: aw Hecker, Stephanie Simmons, Steph Burkett, Laura Leffert, Amber Blanchard, Summer Cradick, Sarah Pfaltzgraff, Kadi Willming, Amy Elmore and Kimberly Hill. Row 2; Shelby Shultes, Dawn Thelen, Kim Lamberly, Jill Dauner, Emily Short, Shannon Taylor, Crystal Beckman, Jill Jackson, Mary Harriott, Heather Berry, Jessi Jacobs and Michelle Wiesner. Roiv3;LauraThomson(advisor),AliciaShirk,JackieFoy,Stephanie Henley, Hilary Morris,SummerPetralie,JillContu,MelissaPanis, Laura Moore, Clara Busenbark, Becky Wand,NicholeGottsch,Amy Johnson, Rachel Livengood, MarlinaHowe,StephanieAdamsand Alison Adkins.Bocfcfiowr; Julie Victor, Sarah Ziemer, Tiffany Gregg, Tanya Henry,KylieTroutman,LaBebe Nickell, Ricci Miller, Mindy Townsend, Jeanna Waterman, Lindsay Geier, Rachel Miller, Sarah Zimmerman,TiffanyTrokey and Jennifer Reller. PhiMu new members Front Row: Brooke Sasser, Jennifer Piper, Laura Ginder, Megan McClain, Cassidy Firebaugh, Mandy McDaniel, Courtney Lafrentz, Melissa Guatello and Brynn Roesk.Roiv2;Sarah Lawson,HeatherTuliman,Alissa Baiiey.Jessie Cooper, Mandy Decker, Jessica Irlmeier, Jess Sciortino.CariyPeerson, Jamie PollockTara Scott, Brooke Dixon and Kelly Swope.fioiv 3; Molly Gianchino, Erin Drurumond, Caria Keller, KateTehring, Kandra Nicholas, Jen Seaman, Melissa Lawson, Kristin Helmink and Becky Johnston. Back Row: Moira Aaron, Missy Martens, Shannon Rebori, Stacy Hotony, Lindsay Niemeyer, Shawn Logston, Stephanie Lochmiller, Lynday Melton and Holly Phillips. Members of Phi Mu Ipha Sinfonia carol Dn the steps of the J.W. lones Student Union entrance. After caroling at the Union the group continued on to sing at Wal-Mart, photo by ' manda Byler Phi Mu Ai pha Sinfonia - Phillips Hall Council Front Row: Jifiany Ford and Jill Webster. Bock Row: Jacqui Serflaten, Jason Williamson and Emily Elder. byBetayLee | Students protect personal freedoms ig strong for freedom of speech, religion and the press, the American Civil Liberties Union sought to protect all freedoms granted under the Bill of Rights. The local chapter of the ACLU was a new organization on campus. Initiated by President Jonathan Murr, the goal of the organization was to inform students and the community about their rights. " If you ' re pulled over by a police officer, you need to know your rights, " Murr said. " We ' re seeking to create a public awareness of rights and the ways to be heard by government. " Evolving into an organization, the approximately 15 members paid no official dues and met every Thursday in Colden Hall. Murr said since the club was formed the political science and communications professors encouraged students to join. Hoping to continue growth within the organization, Murr planned several activities for the spring semester, including a guest speaker. Murr invited Lisa Nathonson, head of the ACLU law office in Kansas City, to come and speak to the club about her profession. The local chapter of the ACLU continued recruiting members and planning activities for those who attended the meetings. The introduction of the ACLU provided the campus with an organization anyone could speak Front Row: Joel Schoonveld, Nathan Leopard, Lon Nuss, Logan Lightfoot and Donald Key. Row 2: David Stark, Josh Simmons, Brad Woodard, Dave Hunt, J.P. Prezzavento, Justin Ross, Nathan Woodland and Nate MitchelLRow 3: Yasene Almuttar, Justin Wennstedt, Nick I Waldo, Tony Dubolino, Ryan Sample, Andrew Roth and Mike Blair. Back Row: Bryan McGaugh, Jordan Johnson, Richard Peeper, Shawn Ades, David Stevens, Brent Castillo, Adam Elmer and Joe Stock. - Organ izatiqns_ •v Wl;• i5. A •.; ■« ' •)Oi. «. V ' w ' . Front fiow. ' Justin Kearns, Jason Untiedt, Jim Macaitis.DJ Kaiser and Matt Macuitis.Roiv 2; Chad Baudoin, Justin Donovan, Matt Sanchelli, Ryan Denton, Dan Nowosielski and Sam Woodland. Sack Row; Scott Hill, ErikTaylor.Thad Dean, Philip Roth, Kevin Tiernan, Ben York and Chris Ste i Philosophy Club frontRoiv: Holly Stillman, Michael Mosenfelder and Aaron Win ter.Sock Row: Travis Sybert,Jarrod Smith,TylerTritten and James Pankiev icz. Hoping to attract interested students American Civil Liberties Union President Jonathan Murr hangs a flyer in the J.W. Jones Student Union. Issues such as the death penalty, free speech and police practices were discussed in ACLU meetings, photo illustration by Amanda Byler Ever Thursda : L 8:00 pm ' AmFRICAN Civil LlBFRTIFS UnION - Pre-Med Club Front Row: Ainiee Holtz. Tabitha Simpson, Jenna Cook, Christina Coalter, Roneika Moore, Bridget Divis, Kathryn Watkins, Catherine Keinn, Andrea Schnuck, Christi Martin, Sherry Pfaffly and Terry Pfaffly. Sock Row: Julie Coney, Amy Johnson, Jill Fisher, Kim Scarborough, Sarah Zimmerman, Thad Dean, Jason Cox and Beth Fajen. ' V ' ■ - VI As Molly Driftmier begins to till a mason jar Bridget Divis places a gigantic bag ot sugar on the counter. The Northwest Student Dietetic Association made winter drink mixes such as hm chocolate and tea. pholo by Brelt Stewart by Betsy Lee Nutritious drink . creations for I Jioliday season weet smell of nutmeg and cinnamon wafted through the third floor of the Administration Building. In the Family and Consumer Sciences department kitchen, the Northwest Student Dietetic Association put together drink mixes for their second annual fund-raising campaign. " We fill mason jars with layered drink mixes, " President MiTasha Heideman said. " This year we made cappuccino, cocoa and cherry tea mixes. " The group began the campaign last year. According to Heideman, they did not expect such an overwhelming response. " Last year we sold out in two hours, " Heideman said. " So this year we decided to take orders via e-mail. " The group, made up of 10 nutrition majors, used the money earned to cover travel expenses to conventions and speakers throughout the Midwest. Outeide of the classroom, these experiences allowed for a new learning environment. " Our mission is to educate the group on different options out there with a nutrition major, " Heideman said. Another goal of the organization was to provide members with employment opportunities. Networking within the field, the groups provided students with information on jobs and internships. Attending conventions and speakers enabled students to establish connections, assisting in the search for an internship or job after graduation. The Dietetic Association helped educate its members, but also allowed them the opportunities to share this knowledge with the Orc : ' : ' t; Wv;- .i ' II- ' ' k ' u Kn. )0( a j v . - ' , • v ' i« ' W .. ' ' y.i : ; . ' ' ».; Pi Omega Pi Front Row: Jennifer Hardison, Melissa Schram and Lesley Hostette.Sock Row; Nancy Zeliff, Denise Sump and Kelli Rowlands. Psychology Sociology Front Row: Lori White, Carrie Artman and Tamara Wallace. Back Row: Laura Merz, Suzanne Von Behern, Carol Claflin, Katie Malloy and Jill CItta. While pouring just the righl amount of ingredients into the jai Karina Godsey converses Elaine Dotson. The Northwest Student Dietetic Association raised money for their national conventions by selling drink mixes. ' photo by Brett Stewart J PI Beta Alpha Front Row: Keri Falrchild Jennifer Grefkow, Megan McLaughlin, Katie Burns, Brooke Hansen, Michelle Rasa and Brooke Klotz. Back Row: Ryan Miller.John Ohiberg, Alisa Schieber, Jessica Drafahl, Stephanie Mason and Patrick McLaughlin. PsiChi Front Row: Suzanne Von Behren, Carrie Artman and Jill Citta. Back Row: Jenna Johnson, Lori White, Laura Merz, Jayna Vaccaro, Tamara Wallace and Carol Clafin. Student Dietetic Association - ROTC Fronffiow.-SethRelmersJulieKirkpatrick.Ron Jackson, Ryene Jennings and Ryan Gilbert. Back Row: Mike Behrens, Jared Britz and Nick Soapes. byBctayLee Right to address a difficult issues til rough skits th the table, a hand slid in her direction coming to rest awkwardly on her knee. With a quick movement and a stunning comeback, she removed herself from the situation and exited stage left. On the stage of Mary Linn Performing Arts Center, members of RIGHTS , acted out scenarios that students might have to face. " Sexual Assault 101 " was a series of skits designed to raise awareness on varying degrees of sexual assault and harassment. " It catches people ' s attention because it starts out really light and humorous and it gets progressively more serious, " Erin Blocker said. " If people have been sexually assaulted, or they know someone who has, it hits them a lot harder. The last few skits are extremely serious and touching. " The mission of RIGHTS was to educate the public and campus on how to practice safe sex ' and handle sexual assault. The organization ' s 40 members met twice monthly to organize events and discuss how to raise public awareness of the issues. Students enjoyed the organization because of its unique message. " I joined RIGHTS because it was a lot different than other community service groups, " Blocker said. " It focuses on something a lot people don ' t want to talk about, so it was much more of a challenge. " Sexual assault was a difficult topic to discuss within the college community. RIGHTS dealt with the issue by creating an informative production providing the public with information that many other groups were uncomfortable with. Public Relations Student Society of America Front Row: Lisa Sychra, Kristen Lundgren and Derek McDermott. Bocfc Row: Tami Sychra, Ann Brady, Elizabeth Crownover, Mary Beth Russell and Paul Crandon. Organ 12 Radio-Television News Directors of America Front Row: Melissa Aldrete, Leah Ault, Kerry Finnegan, Kim Ernst, Allisha Moss, Jessi Jacobs and Sara Magnus. Back Row: William Murphy, Sarah Swedberg, Reggie Smith, Josh Murphy, Kelly Relph, Ron Smith, Bill Felps, Mark Warren and Daniel Dozar. a A C Residence Hall Association Front Row; JaynaVaccaro, Paul Klate, Whitney Hollinger and Cindy Poindexter. ?oiv2;Tiffany Patejessica Clausen,Carrie Iverson, Rachel Johnsjodie Hitz, Becky Gibson and Ashley Lawson.Roiv 3: Stephanie Hastings, Fahteema Collins, Keri Williams, Noelle Jagger, Laura Kozel, Buffy Strong, Kitty Nixon, Luke Leedom and Jessica Engelman. Row 4: Becci Reinig,EvieBaxter,Tracy Leigh Huffman.AmberDegner, Kim Rogers, Amber Kain, Marcelia Trujillo, Piper Gibson and Taylor Harness. Back Row: Wendy Kay, Sarah Swedberg, Abby Galbraith, Kaylyn Lakebrink, Renee Wicker, Nicole Strong, Justin Corbett and Molly Case. With a sly smile, Erin Blocker grabs Steve Shaw ' s hand and delivers a witty line to the audience to ward off Shaw ' s sexual assault as Kristy Berry and Scott Rivera watch the spectacle. This was the third year that " Sexual Assault 101 " was put on by RIGHTS, photo by Michaela Kanger byBdayLee Sigma Kappa active Front Row: Becca Finocchio, Kristen Huster, Amy N.Carter, Debbie Bacon, Laura Merz, Anno Liebhart. Jessi Nower and Jodi Coles Row 2: Christina Beck. Jill Awtry. Keely Burns, Jenny Brunker, Molly Miller, Lindsay Washam, Amy Milligan, Jamie Dowd, Megan Thole, Jenny Zebley, Stephanie Spencer and Jamie Albright Sock Row: Kristin Russell, Karen Knight, Kyla Foraker, Tracy Carkeek, Kelly Relph, Lacie King, Kiley Nissen and Tiffany Burnes. Sigma Kappa new members Front Row: Kelly Hucke, Jessica S chuler and Sarah Swedberg. Row 2: Tessa West, Kiley Willis, Sarah Cole, Jamie Roberts, Jackie Palmer, Cathy Fleming, Sarah Bolinger and Jessi Carter Row 3: Katie Johnson, Sherry Bowen, Ashley Lamb, Stephanie Doolittle, Janell Aitken, Rachael Weller, Allison Vranek, Jessica McCunn, Laura Spiegel, Jennifer Mains, Marissa Couture and Elizabeth Varnon, Back Row: Darcy Kline, Loni Amen, Desiree Campbell, Jenny Burch, Megan Klawuhn, Megan Downs, Tiffany Lippincott, Hillary Gates, Hanna Mitchell, Danielle Vivona, Liz Vostrez, Sarah Hitschler and Kelly Kirkpatrick. :y-three bows hovered in the air preparing for the first note a Northwest String Orchestra would perform in half a century. On Dec. 2, the orchestra performed its holiday concert. The event, conducted by Cheryl Cornell, filled a gap that had existed within the music department. " We started the orchestra for the music education majors, " Cornell said. " Students were graduating from Northwest as music education majors and they might have to direct an orchestra, which they had no experience with. " According to Cornell, participation gave the students orchestral experience that could be needed in the future. The orchestra was offered as a one credit hour class, and students met one and a half hours each week. Out of the 23 players, 17 were enrolled. Auditions were held, but players of all levels and backgrounds were accepted. " The orchestra has really exceeded our expectations, " Cornell said. " Most of these students are non-music majors or minors. They ' ve been playing together for two semesters and they ' ve really evolved into a team. " The orchestra started practicing in the spring of 2001, but they had not yet officially performed. For violinist Emily Burdick, the addition of the string orchestra could not have come too soon. " I ' m a junior, so for two years I had quit playing, " Burdick said. " After those two years I realized how much I missed it. Being in the string orchestra has really fulfilled my need for music. " When the conductor dropped her hands, the final melody still resonated through the golden-hued instruments. Finally, the void had been filled with the talents of 23 students after 50 years of silence. Conductor Al Sergei directs his clarinet sec- tion as the Wind Symphony performs the piece " Hands of Mercy " by Julie Giroux. Similar to students in the Wind Symphony, those in String Orchestra performed music from a variety of composers such as William Hofeldl and Gustav Hoist, photo by Amanda Byler O RGANiZAT10JSJS_ .; ; ill ' v 6J ::»0OU«; ' v ' .v- - ' ViiS» ' ' :yj:»l ' » ' .i» ' ' J Sigma Alpha front Row: Beth Schalk.ChrissyCuminale, Nicole Menefee, Tarryn Dicke, Carrie Sullivan, Heather LaShell, Jamie Haidsiak, Katie Jacobs, Amy Sullivan and McKinzie Pendleton. Row 2;Jennifer Alden, Heidi Fuelling, Laura Rotterman, Jackie Juhl, Ashley Hickman, Beth Schimming, Cara Wiese and Jennifer Cooper. Back Row: Lori Fordyce, Kristen Rhodes, Kellie Blume, Shannon Shineman,LacyFriedrich,Beth Lilly, Anna Nabors and Christy Hocker. Sigma Alpha lota Front row: Carrie Shuck, Libby Whittle, Amanda IVliller, Sara Sampson, Sarah Comfort, Rachel Nichols andTracy Ward. Row 2:Jill Ebmeler, Gretchen Engle, Sarah McCurdy, Jamie Deao, Mary Crites, Ebony DePeralta and Sarah Meyer. Back Row: Erin McKillip, Amanda Backenstoss, Megan Allbaugh, Samantha Hildreth, Elizabeth Walters, Jessica Smith, Sabrina Nemyer, Marsha Smith and Elizabeth Crow. Cellists Michael Schult and Danny Thurber pertorm Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ' s " Divertimento 1 . " The Northwest String Orchestra performed in Mary Linn Performing Arts Center Dec. 2. photo by Amanda Byler String Orchfstra " " i iT V If Wi Silrncr iiWs Ihr nighl js nH ' (nlH ' (» dI Sisma Sigm.i Sinm.i Mitorily Ijke | .irl in ihc 7th dnnu.ll ' S WMk ( Villi » ' ili ' ) h.inif " M- I, ■■ ■■, ' Im , ; ■ l ,■ 1 .■■■Mil ihi ' .iki I ' dviliun. photo b Melissi CjiliU Sigma Phi Epsilon new members ! Front Row: Aaron Beany, Anthony Hall, Sammy Panertiere. Jeremy Dulle, Craig Mackin, Aaron Wiebe and Leon Harden. Back Row: Monte Bonln.Sean Rogers, Ryan Owens. Ryan Hamilton, ITrenton Baier, Edwin Vega, Matt Hawkins and lOtadHeuton. Sigma Pi Sigma Front Row: Rebecca Schelp, Laura Kozel, Laura Pearl, Christy Crownover and Kristin Helmink. Back Row: Amy Abplanalp, Misty Durham, Ryan Hamilton, Theresa Chiodini, Brian Dorn, Kevin Schlomer and Michelle Eischeid. H Sigma Sigma Sigma active Front Row: Sherry Pfaffly, Terry Pfaffly Carlssa Kalkbrenner, ' Corinne Moszczynski, Adrienne Gevens, Bridget DIvis and Tiffany Barmann. Row 2: Cassia Kite, Mindy Huffman, • Charity Richardson, Allison Clevenger, Karl Douglas, j Katherine Phillips, Melanie Blando, Rebecca Pugh and ! Beth Reuter. Row 3: Crystal Cole, Emily Craven, Stacey ' Eichhorn, Kristen Watson, Kelly Nicholson, Lindsay Lund, j Jessica McKenzie, Stephanie Hon, Kelly Gardner, Brand! j Collins and Danielle Patee-Merrill.Row4: Lisa Josephsen, I Brieann Oxford, Kelly Dornan, Stephanie Anello, Jlllj Boeshart, Erica Myers, AH Eilers, Faline Rickerson, Stephanie | Geiss, Sarah Colter, Emily Cardwell and Alexis Hart. Back i Row: Katie Lynch, Laura Meek, Stephanie Melnts, Arren Connot, Lauren Schaefer, Amy Lockard,Cara Thomson, Lisa j Brumm, Jami Willenborg, Alisha Ahren and Jodi Victor. ] - ORr.ANI7ATIONS %K ' A? ' y ' ivJ3jj6oyi - ly Melissa Galitz Silent walk -remembers two women r luiflfiiiL footsteps echoed through the streets of campus as more than 150 leople walked in candlel Ut silence; words were not needed to speak out for Stephanie. Peggy and Gene Schmidt lost their daughter Stephanie, a member of ' ittsburg State University ' s Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority in Pittsburg, Kansas, o a violent crime. To increase awareness of domestic violence, the couple ounded the " Speak out for Stephanie " silent walk. They traveled to various miversities sharing Stephanie ' s story in order to make a difference in domestic iolence statistics. The Schmidts said if one person ' s life was saved due to iwareness, the silent walk spoke in thousands of words. The S.O.S. walk began at Northwest in 1995 after student and Sigma Sigma iigma member, Karen Hawkins, was raped and murdered by an acquaintance, rhe Alpha Epsilon chapter of Sigma Sigma Sigma hosted the S.O.S. silent valk as an annual event and focused on recognition and awareness of this dolence. " S.O.S. means a lot to the sorority, " Heidi Floersch, S.O.S. chairman, said. The Schmidts have become good friends to us and we want to help in any vay that we can. " A somber and intense silence spoke volumes, leaving an impression on the vTorthwest community. Through the Schmidt ' s story, others were informed )f the effects of domestic violence, hoping to save one more life. Sigma Phi Epsilon active Front Row: Jeremy Mathis, Brandon Banks, Eric Miller and Adam Stephens. ?ow2: Jon Dothage,Doug Quisenberry.Sean Dugan,StevenMullins,BrianDugan,SethTapp and Adam Otte. Row 3: Tim Elder.ChaseJohnson.MikeGerdes, Scott Nielsen, Dallas Archer,Jamie Buchmeierand Mike Neilson.BocfcRow; Danny Harding, Sean Clarke, Cliff Owings,Brennan Lehman, Ryan Humar, Adam Hennessy, Brett Graves and Michael Hickman. n Co-founder of the i " Speak Out for Stephanie " silent walk, Peggy Schmidt Stephanie ' s mother, speaks to students about violence. Peggy was also joined by other S.O.S. cofound- ers husband Gene and daughter Jennifer. photo by Melissa Calitz Sigma Sigma Sigma new members Front Row: Amelia Helberg, Kayla Richter, Sara Shepherd, Jill Webster, Clarissa Palmer, Kathryn Hamilton, Kayla Schuster and Katie Shaffer. Row 2: Tiffany Sullivan, Megan Peterson, Krystle McCarthy, Reba; Korthanke,KeciaWilliams,Michelle Medaris, Lindsey Wiimshorst, Florence Mancuso, Terra Dale,and Jaime Woolard. Row 3: MacKenzle Brauer, Lindsey Jewell, Ashley; Merrick, Jena Hansen, Maggie Passig and Tami King. Back Row: Jordan Starr, Nancy Kimsey, Amanda Enochs, Meggie McConnell, Nicole Goldstein, Carolyn Tidd,Barbie Bishop,Meli: Wiike and Cecilee Diamond Sir.MA Sir.MA Sir.MA - , r -4 .f. i(. After the initial setup, Evie Baxter liwds her plale with slutting in the South Complex Conlerence Room. The Thanksgiving dinner Nov. 15 was organized by the South Complex Hall Council, photo by Amanda Byler Student Advisory Council Front Row: Tabitha Simpson, Mario Porras and PreciousTillman. Back Row: Janeris Gutierrez, Eva Hart, Peggy Stroburg and Lori Meyer. Sigma Tau Delta Front Row: Laura Pearl, Heidi Baker.Chanda Funston,Michaela Hand and Marianne Meinke. Back Row: Jamie Van Horn, Keri Williams, Matthew Pearl, Kristy Berry, Janelle McMullen and Sam Farr. South Complex Hall Council Front Row: Evie Baxter, Kenneth Crowder and JansonThomas.Sock Row: Ryan Bauer, Derick Ackerman, Julia Kitzing, Amber Williams and Lee Butterfield. Organizations h{ :, ' nrM ' i 3:yi V Turkey dinner brings students to the table yjjrkey was selected with care and surrounded by a heaping pile of mashed potatoes; the entire meal covered with thick, steaming gravy. It was the food that wrought students to the table, but it was the camaraderie that kept them there. Organizedby South ComplexHall Council, the Thanksgiving dinner wasdesigned :o bring students to the table for firee food and friendship. " The goal of the council is to make a community out of where we live, " Coimcil President Amber Williams said. " I really enjoy making the best out of where I live. " To help put together the feast and bring the residents together, ARAMARK, the jn-campus catering service, was called to assist. They prepared the main courses Afhile hall council members picked out the pies and drinks at Wal-Mart. Residents chose to attend the event for a variety of reasons. While some came for i study break, most attended to take advantage of the free meal. " I honestly cameforthe free food, " Kim Henningssaid. " The diimer really got me 2xcited for Thanksgiving dinner at my home. " The hall council put on many events to emphasize family within the residence hall. Movie and bowling nights and a spook house were just some of the events planned. " They hosted the spook house in Douglas [Hall], " Julian Kussman said. " I had never really felt like I was a part of the hall until then. I helped out with the house, and then I started going to the meetings. Now I ' m in charge of advertising and recruitment. " With the goal of getting people involved, the South Complex Hall Council put a great deal of work and time into creating a sense of closeness among residents. The events gave students a break from the everyday stress of college life by giving them a chance to interact with fellow residents. Sigma Society ront Row: Katharine Strauch, Brooke Gerhart, Nicole Mortensen.Elli Christensen, Jennifer Scott, Maren Hoegh, Jana Kimball, Allisha Moss and Jenna Johnson. Row 2: Kelly Herrick, Cayla Blunk, Sarah Beggs, Betsy Burgess, Natalie Schwartz, Catrina Pelton, Shelly Guhde,LoriWhite, Sara Magnus, Amanda Moser and Amanda Scott. f?oiv 3: Katie Waigand, Holly Miller, Cathy McCaughlin, Shannon Meister, Andrea Schnetzler, Kristin Hilger, Melissa Drydale and Wendy Evans.Bock Row: Jen Harrison, Jessica Corbett, Brooke Belding, Machelle Snow, Michelle Harris, Jennifer Zwiegel, Sabrina Marquess and Nikki Mullins. As the guests start to arrive, Lee Butterfield prepares the pumpkin pie. Butterfield was a first year member of the South Complex Hall Council, photo bv Amanda Byler M. student Missouri State Teaciiers Association Front Row: Keisi Bogdanski.Katherine Strauch, Kathy Mulnik, Ashlee James and Jamie Ross. Row 2: Bridget Shields, Amy Carr, Amber Williams, Kara Propps, Michaela Hand, Emily Hackman, Yolanda Mackey, Mary Mast and Stephanie Landers. Back Row: Gwen Nickolaison, Nicole Getz, Julie Main, Kellie Blume, Kaylyn Lakebrink, Nathanael Schmitz, Jeannie Schaffer, Natalie Alden, Marissa Couture, Jamie Swan and Heather Wrisinger. " ' I ' i ' ii SniiTH CoMPi Fx Hai I CniiNcii - r -ic ' if. Id i WrT ' 7- Prior to giving feedback, Marllna Howe and Logan Lightlool concentrate on reading selected articles. Members of the Team Leadership met biweekly for activities that the executive board developed, photo bv Christina Campobasso byBetayLee Pictures create I I feelings H among leader eat pourmg in from the ceiling vents was the only sound in the lecture hall. Students moved silently from station to station viewing unsettling pictures and reading controversial documents. One stoiy was about a homosexual priest being murdered; another gave statistics on how many children lived in single parent homes. At the Dec. 6 Team Leadership meeting, members were asked to view pictures or read stories designed to have an intense impact upon the reader. At each station, the organization ' s members wrote how the document affected them, then discussetl their reactions with the group. " This exercise is about taking a stand for what you believe in, " Jayna Vaccaro, executive board member, said. " We realize that there will be diverse reactions to the documents. However, this exercise is about deciding which reactions are important enough for you to take a stand for. " Standing up for personal beliefs was just one of the skills encouraged by Team Leadership. The group of 25 members met biweekly with the mission of building leadership skills through peer education. At each meeting, one of the 12 members of the executive board was in chaise of developing an activity. " Each member of the executive board comes up with a leadership activity to present and discuss, " Marlina Howe said. " Throughout the year, each person on the board takes the leadership position by taking charge of the group. " In addition to working to promote leadership within their group, members gave back to the community. " On Martin Luther King Jr. Day we have a day of service, " Mary Harriott said. " We cleaned elderly persons homes. Seeing their response, the looks on their faces, was the most rewarding thing I have done with this organization. " While they worked within the communitysharing their leadershipskills,membeiN also sought to include students by organizing a leadership conference in Februan . Activities helped members promote leadership skills. Through conferences and volunteer work. Team Leadership strove to make a difference on campus and in the community. Team Leadership Kara Karssen, Jayna Vaccaro, McLaughlin,TraciThierolf,Kristen Muster and Ricci Miller. Row 2: Adam Stephens, Ryan Miller, Wendy Kay, Cindy Polndexter, Ebony DePeratta, Hernadez Hicks, Logan Lightfoot andTyrone Bates. Sock RowrMlchael Robertson, Scott NIelson, Brett Grave and Justin Corbett. - Or ganizations ' ' ' i: ' h ' M: VCv ' h University Players Front Row: Rachel Vierck, Melissa Ough, Dyann Varnes, Amanda Backenstoss and Jen Downey. Back Row: Reld Kirchhoff,AmandaMallott,Llndsay Morrison, Alicia Evans, Lindsay Crump and Daniel Ayers. Tower Yearbook Front Row; Laura WIdmer, Michaela Kanger, Lindsay Crump, Amanda Byler and Stephanie Brown. fow2: Jill Johnson, Jill Robinson, Christina Campobasso, Tony Choi and Melissa Breazile. Row 3; Jennifer Louk, Melissa Galitz, Chris Bolinger, Cody Snapp and Marissa Messer. Back Row: Brett Stewart, Tom Roberson and Josh Flaharty. United States fl I nstitute for Theater Technology Front Row: Jason Daunter, Amy Kunkelman, Brandon Thrasher, Amanda Backenstoss and Lindsay Crump. Back Row: Brooks Schroeder, Dave Larson, Daniel Ayers and Jessica Lambert. While reading the article about divorce rates affecting children, Adam Stephens, Mary Harriott and Hernandez Hicks all form their own opinions. The students wrote down their reactions anonymously and discussed the results as a group. photo by Christina Campobasso roung Democrats Front Row: Jason Grandstaf John Stacey and Thomai Sanchez. Back Row: JessicI Lambert, Kevin Buterbaugli Matthew Staub and Jansoi ,,Jt»omas. o TfAM I FADFRSHIP • - . » " . it w. .- ' i»- a -f: n. -« ,, s?i Tau Phi Upsilon Front Row: Kara Degase, Andrea Croskey, Andrea McNeil, Melissa Barry, Karen Beeny, Kortni Norgart, Aiysha Keith and Amanda Shaffer ffow 2; Rebecca Carhill, Andrea Parker, Cindy Roberts, Virginia Herbert, Sarah Winecoff, Katherlne Leach, Amysue Glasz, Amy Rasmussen, Lanea Norton and Emily Murr. Back Row: Caliie Coleman, Tari Elder, Joanne Hunziger, Katie Lechner,DanielleSchertz,Stacey Salazar. Tegan Mullins, Jennifer Easton, Carrie Gerken and Erin Frederick. m student Senate Front Row: Heather Berry, Nicole Chrum, Jordan Orshein, Ashley Nuss, Terry Pfaffly,Tamara Wallace, Amy Kern and Jen Seaman. Romt 2: Andrew Saeger, Amy Carr, Melissa Giza, Alicia Shirk, Kara Karssen, Tiffany Barmann, Stacie McLaughlin, Logan Lightfoot, Hernandez Hicks, Traci Thierolf,Enza Solano and Joy Hayes.ffow 3; Taylor Tholen, Luke Leedom, Lauralyn Sullivan, Shannon Meister, Laura Seek, Dan Ayala,Shenaz Abreo, Emily Dix, John Lakebrink, Daniel Ayers.StaceyOxley, Allison Moss and Carol Cowles. Back Row: Nick Waldo, Jeannie Shaffer, Sarah Swedberg, Lindsay Niemeyer, Adam Eimer, Andrew Roth, Ryan Bauer, Janson Thomas, Corey Neill, Brian Ripley, Mark Partise and Robert Dewhirst. ■ s thf Titucr Choir perlorms al Ihe Mar Linn Pcrtbrming Arts Center, Daniel Baker sings his solo for the audience. The Tower Choir was sponsored by Stephen Town photo by Universih photographer Darren Whitley V ' ' h ' ?kWVt--Ahh )y Jill Robinson Notes of musical _talent blend together m isic resonated through the auditorium. The sound was a combination of talent and hard work, but also a blend of voices that understood a team concept. One of the 13 vocal and instrumental groups in the music department, Tower Choir offered music and non-music majors an opportunity to continue singing throughout college. Ralph Hartzell formed the choir decades ago as a 1 credit hour course that would teach students how to read and perform choral Uterature. Inside this learning environment, a close-knit family of musicians was formed. " I get to make great music with really great friends, " Tracy Ward said. " Usually we all talk before and after class. When we have concerts we get together and invite everyone to a house afterward. " The excitement of performing in front of an audience served as an opportunity for the students. Participation in Tower Choir was by audition, and once selected, students began rehearsals in preparation for scheduled performances. Planned events included tours in the Kansas City metropoUtan area, Nebraska and Iowa. The group also traveled to churches and schools to sing. A three-day tour with 10 performances in Kansas City, Mo., was the major event of the trimester. Occasionally, Tower Choir sang closer to home. " A few times we have gotten to perform in Conception Abbey, " Ward said. " It has great acoustics„it just sounds so beautiful in there. Performing there was one of the best experiences with the choir. " Practicing one hour a day, students sang together for academic credit, to fiilfill scholarship requirements or build a sense of community. The idea of unity not only created a group of ftiends, but further strengthened the music that was projected to audiences in every performance. Tau Kappa Epsilon active Front Row: Bnan Carroll, Chris Holden, Justin Marriott, Ryan MarrioS Jake Akehurst, Shane Foust and Jeremiah Shultz. Row 2: Matthew Payne, Brent Steffens, Michael Welch, Todd Parker, Tony Ramirez, Kyle Hudson and Michael Summins. ?ow3; Rusty Ruble, Ricky Boedeker, Miles Lutterbie, Adam Zolnoski, Dusty Rhodes, Nathan WIech and MathewBev.Bock Row; Chad Gamblin,JamieLiehr, Scott Trotter and Wayne Hull. Tau Kappa Epsilon new members Frontfiow.-Kyle Lynch, Jeff Reld, Ross Crouch, Taft Burnes and Brian Duering. Back Row: jreg Morales, Joseph Weinstein, Shane lompton and Keinon Perkins. Student Ambassadors ront Row: Scott Nielson, Matt Sevart, Carissa alkbrenner, Katherine Phillips, Tiffany Barmann, Alane )otson, Logan Lightfoot and Keri Stangl. Back Row: lathan Leopard, Lisa Sychra, Mary Beth Russell, Jessica iesner, Emily Dix, Katy Graber, Corinne Moszczynski, ?ssica Clausen, Allison Clevenger and Adam IcLaughlin. TnwFR Choir - Move Svvt ' jt, adrenaline, the exhilaration of victory and the frustration of defeat; the many emotions surrounding Northwest athletics created a facet of college that was unmatched. Moments of success and disappointment created memories in the minds of athletes and fans. To the athletes, the months of preparation for one final play or race was a concept few could comprehend. Injuries and inexperience plagued many teams in the quest for perfection. Despite the struggles, there was opportunity to shine. Young players gained valuable playing time while teammates recovered from ailments. Friendships propelled teams to accomplish their goals despite obstacles. The team concept prevailed. Bui the desire for athletic achievement was not limited to varsity athletes; students all over campus were participating in sports to quench their competitive thirst. Outlets such as student bowling leagues and new additions to the Mozingo Activity Course were alternative options in the quest for physical fitness. Aerobics classes were also new ways to build muscle as well as friendships. Northwest sports offered a chance to play together. It did not matter if it was from the stands or on the court, the experience provided excitement and emotions that united campus and community. Our athletes played hard. Bottom line, our school spirit stemm ed from their efforts, victories and defeats. The awe of athleticism inspired many. Whether it was our teams or those that supported them. Northwest sports provided a playing field where everyone could come together in an expression of Bearcat pride. According to the official rules of baseball, no umpire may be replaced during a game unless he is injured or becomes ill. Vol leybal I was i nvented by William George Morgan of Holyoke, Massachusetts in 1895. The huddle formation used by football teams onginatedatCallaudet University.a liberalarts college for deaf people in Washington, D.C, to prevent other schools from reading theirsign language. Mov£_ iri6j6oi. ' ' v .Vr ' V ' H ' )i ' .; :yj:»; , ' ' ' 4 In celebration, Bobby Bearcat sparks another outburst from the crowd. In |he last home game of the season. Northwest beat Emporia State University 44-3. photo by Amanda Byler A perfect game in jaseball is one in which :he same player pitches he entire game without allowing any player of the opposing team to reach first base. In 1891, James Naismith,a physical education instructor, invented the game of basketball. A soccer ball is made up of 3i leather panels held together by 642 stitches. Source of facts: v v.pu2zIegrid.coi the CD includes: A quick look at sports on campus Sports Division ifc ' U " i After i win ovrr MinnesoU Stale-Mankato, hi-.iil luulKill co,K h (fl T|itf (km.i I.ilks to llu- players i in ihe field M Rickenlwixle Sl.idiuni ll j tr.ullticni li)( Ihe rr. r.iisc .1 l;n( - ,inH li ' -ten tci T|(iTdsm.i University of Nebraska-Omaha ii-24 Minnesota State-Mankato 36-19 University of Missouri- Rolla 49-0 Southwest Baptist University 52-10 Washburn University 52-17 Missouri Southern State College 38-3 Pittsburg State University 35-31 Truman State University 23-24 Central Missouri State University 36-37 Missouri Western State College 30-37 Emporia State University 44-3 Overall Record 7-4 ' j i ' . lJifiil ' Oifiti ' : l -Ol-i:jii. t ' fo ik-f i ' Atl- ' ' ' : Vc-M- ' j6bvLK%f . vV ' )i Losses in the final moments of competition end a season of victories Conference pla ' began against UniversiU ' of Missouri-RoUa. T.J. Mandl passed for 311 yards and three touchdowns contributing to the 49-0 ictor -. The winning streak continued at home in the ne.xt match up. TrampHng Southwest Baptist Universit - 52-10, Jamaica Rector contributed with his third 100-yard reception in four games and nine catches for 155 yards and one touchdown. A defensive force pitched a second-half shutout to help in the win over Washburn Uni ersit " 52- 17. Northwest ' s 40 straight MIAA ictory came against Missouri Southern State College, 38-3. The offense completed 560 -ards on the day. To face their next opponent. Northwest traveled to Pittsburg, Kan. In a close game o er Pittsburg State Uni ' ersit -. the ' Cats squeaked by a 35-31 win. Scaggs rushed for a 1-vard touchdown that won the Fourteen seniors led the Bearcats to a 7-4 record starting the season with the same goal they had eveiy year, to win the MIAA Championship. " We didn ' t get our No. 1 goal accomplished, " head coach Mel Tjeerdsma, said. " Now we need to reevaluate W ' hat we didn ' t do successfuHx. " The Bearcats started off traveling to the Universit ' of Nebraska- Omaha. Despite the Mavericks ' 24-21 ictor -. Northwest regained momentum at home. At the home opener. Northwest rolled over Minnesota State- Mankato, 36-19. Running back Ger omy Scaggs rushed for 100 yards and two touchdowns. After the win, the ne.xt challenge was to prepare for MLAA opponents. " Going into conference games, we prepare the same way we do for ever - game, " running back Adam Otte said. " But in a conference game, there ' s that added incentive ti ) win. " We didn ' t get our No.l goal aocx)mplished; nowwe need to reevaluate what ' we didn ' t do successfull ' ' ?3 -Mel Tjeerdsma Front Row Todd Wessel, Chad Bostwick, )ason Chinn, ftt Jordan, Bart Hardy, Adam Otte, Morris White, loel Johnson, Darryl Ridley, Jonathon Kegler, Chad Sabatka, Joel Mathews, ince Buie and Geromy Scaggs. Row 2: Ryan Miller, B.|. Sobczyk, Micah Mullenix, Gabe Middleton, Andre Rector, Jamaica Rector, Andy Hampton, Ryan Hacl ett Sean Shafer, Tony Sly, ohnny Johnson, Dan Becker. Kells Williams, F t VVhitt and Dan Saisburv. Row 3: Jeff Meyer, And ' Scheinder, IDTatum. BartTatum, Travis Miles, |R Hill, jim Svoboda, Mel Tjeerdsma, Scott Jostwick, Kenny Cordon, Charlie Pugh, Will Wagner, Wes Simmons, And Erpelding, |on Gustatson andThad Dean. Row 4: Marcellis Casey, left . etolick -, FrankTaylor, Brandon Tyler, Jarren Roberts, Josh Lamberson, Philip Seemann, Marcel Smith, Brian Schertz. Tony Warren, John Edmonds, Adam Crowe, Grant Sutton and Nick Clasnapp. Row 5: Ryan Bowers. Kenny Davis, David Hamblin, lared Finlev, Russ Wiederholt Justin Lacy, Mike Nanninga, Adam Young, Steve Monison, Jordan Wilcox, Heath Finch, John Otte, Mark Stewart and .Maurice Douglas. Row 6: Brandon Rogers, Matt Johnson, Travis Jackson, Brian Dries, LaVar Williams, Reid Blanche, MikeTiehen,TJ Mandl, |on Adkins, Eric Goudge, Geoff Goudge, Luke Wilson, «th Giddings and Joe Glab. Row 7: Chris Burke, Mike Sundemnan, Mike Novak, Raymond Fonoti, Josh Honey, Andy Creger, Justin Bowser, Brian Spale, Eric Hoyt, Ryan Knobloch, Troy fysdahl. Chase DeMoss, jason Yeager and Mike Goymerac. Back Row: Nick Tones, Danny Luellen, Kenneth Troupe, Seth Wand, Brad Schneider, AlexTuttle, Justin Tyler, Aaron Froelich, jeoff Bolinger and Eddie Iberra Football - ' •r% ' »f " S( ' ' -i if- ' u »f i -I -r- K» In .1 hiinu ' gjmi- .igjinvt Minni- ola Stair Mankatu, Gianl Sulloii .Hk quarterback Evin Baylis. Northwest beat Mank.iii ?( -19. photo by Michaela Kanger The Bearcat defense corners Minnesota State- Mankato player Andrew Shea. Bearcdls Lukr VVIlsun, Mike Nanninga and LaVar William tackled Shea in their first win of the season, p iof by Michaela Kanger -S PORTS- .? ft: n?v j :fefti! u ' vvs ,vrVV) ; :yj:K :v ' K «i lii The Southwest Baptist University defense tackles running back Ryan Hackett In his attempt to gain a couple more yards. Hackett rushed a total of 630 yards tor the season, the most yards ' rusfiecK6n the team, photo by game. " At first, I didn ' t know I was in the end zone, " Scaggs said. " I knew we were going to win because the offense just started clicking. " In the ne.xt three games, the team took a hard hit losing three consecutive games by a total of nine points. The Hickop. ' Stick went home with Truman State Universit ' in a close Homecoming game defeat. Bulldog quarterback Eric Howe rushed four yards to score the game-winning point. Shaking off the 24-23 loss, Northwest prepared for Central Missouri State University. Ryan Hackett ' s fumble with 2:07 I inaining gave the Mules hope. The Mules went 96 yards in nine pla -s to score; the e.xtra point gave the Mules a 37-36 win. The Bearcats continued to struggle hosting rivals Missouri Western State College. The Griffons won 37-30 in I Aertime showing the ulnerabilit - ' if the Bearcats. " We were disappointed with the losses, " Tjeerdsma said. " We knew two or three of those losses we could have won. I feel for the seniors. " Northwest ' s final 44-3 win was against Emporia State University " in front of 4,000 fans. Although there was no ML A Championship, the team wanted a final %ictor ' . " We tr ' to vsin ever - game, no matter what ' s at stake, " Otte said. " But it was good to go out with a win. " To end the season, theM-MLA football team was announced. Offensive lineman Seth Wand was unanimously named First Team Offense. Others to earn first team honors were lineman Curt Lessman and kicker Eddie Ibarra. Rector w ' on the Freshman of the Year Award as well as being named First Team Offense. . In a season of highs and lows, the team completed a schedule of final minute losses and consecutive ictories. Victories and award recognition ended the tough roller coaster season. 6C We try to win every game no matter what ' s at stake, but it was good to go out with awm. ?? -Adam Otte • Northwest has won the MIAA Conference Championship 17 times since 1924. • Since 1931 Northwest has held the title for the most shutouts-seven. • Offensive linemen Curt Lessman and Joe Glab were selected to play in the NCAA Division II Cactus Bowl, an all-star game played in Kingsville, Texas in January. • Grant Sutton led the team with four sacks for the season. © Source: MIAA 2001 Fall Sports Media Guide, www. FnOTRAI I - AtUcking the bdll iluririK .1 home ) anu-. Hculi HnllftI |irr().itr tii lVl• Ccnlr.ll Miiioufi St.ilf UnmTMly . n unhliH k.ilik- spike, HofliTl ,1 tran let sludenl Irom Indian Hilli Cummunily Collect ' in Otlumwa, Iowa, photo by Anijndj llyk-r After the second punv, head ciMch Sarah ReUtcr U ' lK the tiMni what she ex()ccls from Ihem. Cenltal Missouri Slate University was victorious in Ixilh games, photo b ' Anandt Bylet Washburn University 1-3, j-o Missouri Western State College 1-3, 1-3 Emporia State University 0-3, 2-3 Truman State University 0-3, 0-3 Missouri Southern State College 0-3, 1-3 Pittsburgh State University 0-3, 1-3 Southwest Baptist University 3-0, 3-1 Central Missouri State University 1-3, 0-3 Overall Record 7-23 Pelster has had five seasons with over 20 wins with the Bearcats. Northwest tallied 1396 kills throughout the 2001 season. LIndsey Remmers had a superstition about knocking on wood. Beginning in 2001, all matches were played to 30 by rally scoring. Source: 2()01 Fall Sports ML A Media Guide and Norrhwest Volleyball Media Guide. ; ' VV .V - Vit ' W . ' :-v ■ ; • ' ?. ' .; ' ht in a Net fhac DT (f; More bumps than spikes hinder athletes throughout the season The court cleared and the fans went home. With uniforms and knee pads put away; hopes for improvement echoed within the locker room . Injuries plagued the volleyball team, which ended its season with a 3-13 MIAA record and 7-23 overall. " We had a lot of injuries this year, " Sarah Pelster, head olleyball coach, said. " An thing from shoulder pain to knee strains, several players were out for a long time. " Another challenge was lack of experience; seven of the 16 athletes were underclassmen. Injuries to upperclassmen allowed everyone to attain valuable playing time and an oppnrtunit - to improve . After the statistics were tallied, the Bearcats had four hitters with over 200 spikes. Heidi Hoffert was the team ' s offensive leader with a .231 hitting percentage, while Megan Danek contributed 1,100 successful sets, putting her in second place on the Bearcat career assists list. Defensively, the team depended on LindsQ ' Remniers, who was the conference leader in blocks with 164. Despite a difficult season, there were rewarding victories. Pelster said the win over Washburn University helped team morale. " We were really excited when we beat Washburn. " Pelster said. " They beat us away so it was great to get revenge on our home court. " Sprinkled throughout the season, a few victories helped the team sustain motivation. Injuries and inexperience, however, proved to be large obstacles for the women. We were really excited when we beat Washburn, they beat us away, so it was great to get revenge on our home court ?? Sarah Pelster Front Row: Kim Graham, Carri Blevins, Terri Gerlach, Megan Danek and Carrie Johnson. Row 2: )ulie Brophy, Molly Driftmier and Krista Newman. Back Row: Molly Sandwell, Denise Sump, Melea Zacharias, Heidi Hotfert, Kern Stettens, Lindsey Remmers, Leah Day, Mariah Clark, April Rolf and head coach Sarah Pelster. Vni I FYRAI I - ii f f » ■■ « i In IUts 111- 44 Miles of Mcinoi Team cheniistn- creates a season of iniproNenients and unit} ' resulting in friendships and top finislies The wa ' a group attacks something, the way they beUeve in a program, plays a big part in their - Richard Alsup It has been described as pas- sion and insanit " nevertheless, it was intoxicating. The sound of feet iiittinn the pavement, the roiling hills of a cross countr ' course, the siniplic- it ' of striding side-by-side with a teammate became a necessar ' part of ever day life. For the cross eountr ' teams, the daily runs through Mar - ille were a time to grow and impro e as a group. " Our team has become like a family, " Ashley Grosse said. " We come to practice even ' day with new stories to share. We all know what ' s going on in each other ' s lives. " Jamison Phillips said the team shared a bond that was uncom- mon in past years. " We were a lot closer than last year, " Phillips said. " On week- ends when we were hanging out. everybody came along. " Richard Alsup, men ' s head cross country coach, emphasized the importance of positive team cheniistr for a successful piTtor- nianie. " The way a group attacks .something, the way they believe in the program, plays a big part in their success, " Alsup said. " People often forget that cross countr ' is a team sport. " . lthough they were close as a team. .■Msup said the men ' s team had a disappointing season overall. Three of the top four nmners from last year could not compete because of injuries. Scoring 1,59 points, the men were sixth in the Ml. . conference meet. Phillips, the top finisher for the squad, was 17th with a time of 26:17 over the 8,000-meter course. The men ' s team went on to finish eighth out of 10 teams at the regional meet, scoring 190 points. Meet results for the women were similar to the men ' s. In tiie conference meet, the team fin- ished seventh with 185 points. The top female finisher was, placing 29th. Also scoring 190 points m regionals. the women tied with Southwest Baptist Universit . finishing ninth out of 12 teams. Jessica Montesano said the team progressed well througii- out the season and beat teams at regionals that defeated them at earlier meets. Vicki Wooton, head women ' s coach said the team put forth a great effort throughout the sea- son. " There is a lot of talent with this group. " Wooton said. " They work hard and get along great. " . " fter completing the regional race, the runners staggered through the finish chute, gasp- ing for air. Jogging over the flat regional course, the teams ran their final cool-down; reflecting together on the season, filled with triumphs and disappoint- ments. • Both teams ran six days a week for 2 hours. • Women competed on 3.1 mite course routes until conference and regionals v hen the distance increased to 3.7 miles. • Men ' s head coach Richard Alsup had lead the Bearcats for 25 seasons. • The team averaged 6 miles dally for women and 10 miles for men. • Source: Head woraens coach Vickl Wooton. MIAA 2001 Fall Sporu Media Guide. -12 h hKL ' -ihhijOt In the Bearcat Distance Classic, Hiyce Good and Brad Chellew lead a pack of runners through College Park. Good and Chellew finished 5th and 20th respertivcly. phnto hv After reaching the end of the 2.65 mile course, Rachel Jenkins is helped at the side of the chute before collapsing. Jenkins finished 32nd at the Bearcat Distance Classic In September. Photo by Michaela Kanger Ashley Crosse is tailed by a cross country runner from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln at the Bearcat Distance Classic. Crosse was the first female Bearcat into the chute with a time of 17:06.2; she finished in 16th place, photo by Michaela Kanger CRnss Country Iruman Slalc LmiviTsity I llin Wnghi ,iiliiii( i 111 tl■.ll i(h ' ImII Iruiii Renof ludcl Norlhwesl dfliMleil T 1 ' ' ' .. . llrvll • lti .lr1 Freshman I ' umard HcithiT Knlhn IkiIIIcs lot lli. ball against a Truman State University opponeni Northwest finished the season with an over.ill record ot 6- 1 1 - 1 . photo by Brett Stewart In an attempt to turn the game around, Laut.i Hampton challenges Central Missouri State University defender Heather Crosby. The BearcKs ImsI t.. r.nlral SO. photo by Amanda B h ■ Soccsr Empona State University o-i, 2-1 Truman State University 0-3, 0-4 .L Missouri Southern State College 0-1, 0-4 Pittsburgh State University 3-1, 1-0, i-s, 5-4, 1-4 University of Missouri- Rolla 0-0, 2-1 Southwest Baptist University 2-0, 4-0 Central Missouri State University o-s, 0-3 Overall Record 6-11-1 • Jill Anderson was named Second Team All-Conference. • Soccer had been a conference sport since 1999. • Sarah Wallace scored the final goal of the 2001 season. • Joann Wolf was the first head coach of Northwest women ' s soccer. • The team practiced for two hours daily. • Source: %- 2001 Fall Sports ML A Media Guide ?v ' M ' M■ h:■J66iK Goals iwOff the Field Athletes set standards, playing the game with focus and friendship that helped score points in the season Splattered with mud, the back of the jersey clung to her body heavy with sweat. Muscles, tense with anticipation, prepared to connect with the ball. Glances at teammates revealed shared intensity ' ; the objective was clear: make the goal. Making goals was not a problem for the Northw est women ' s soccer team. Jill Anderson, who had the most goals for th e team, was named Second Team All-Conference and Sarah Wallace received an Honorable Mention nomination. " Our goals were spread out among many players, " Coach Joann Wolf said. " JUl Anderson was our lead scorer with five goals, but after that it was spread out down the line. " With an overall record of 6-11- 1, Wolf cited the last few games as the most positive for the team. The team defeated the Universitv- of Missouri-Rolla at home in double overtime Nov. 4. " The last t vo games were our best because the team was on a losing streak, and for the last two, everyone on the team pulled together and won in double overtime, " Katie DeHardt said. Wolf said she was especially proud of the team for coming back from a losing streak. " Those last two games really showed them what the ' could do. " Wolf said. ' They played with heart and they played until the whistle. " Despite the rock} ' season, the team united as a force during practices. It was a time for preparation, as well as team bonding. While spending time together as teammates and friends, the team developed several traditions. One of these was the Halloween costume practice. Team members wore Halloween apparel to practice, wearing everything from an Oscar the Grouch costume to a flasher outfit. A balance of hard work and team traditions brought the women together. " These girls are my best friends, " DeHardt said. " We couldn ' t have done it without all of us pulling together to get through a hard season. " As the ball swished into the netting of the goal, the teammates hugged and congratulated each other on their performance. Lea%ing the field for the season, the women ' s soccer team celebrated the accomplishment of goals on and off the field. Those last two games really showed them what they could do. They played with heart and they played until the whistle. ?? - Joann Wolf Front Row: lenni Hayes, Nikki Damme, Kathie Leach. Katie DeHardt and Laura Hampton. Row 2: GIna Christianson, lennlfer Cnefko, ■ ngela Hammon, Christine Collins, Renee ludd ind Keri SchweigeL Back Row: Emily Winter, Heather Kolbo, Joni Pustateri, Sarah Wallace, [lanielle Lawless, Jill Anderson, Brandy " iinnichsen. Amy Wehrenberg, Raheema ijureshi and Kristi Pottee. XA omfn ' ' ; SnrrFR - t Jill Kohiiisi jfjun V, crowd gets into it and we make it fun and do crazy things. ?? -Chris Thompson Providing the souiuitraik fi)r iithlclii. events, the Bearcat Marching Band raised school spirit and forced crowds to th eir feet. Combing the musical talents of over 140 students, the marching band met ever ' day for one hour and 15 minutes to rehearse and perfect songs for the weekend football games. Practices started the first day of classes in the fall. By the end of the trimester, 40- 50 songs would be mastered and performed. Participation did not require any special auditions, just a dedication to the music. " The toughest thing is time management and fitting it in my schedule, " Chris Thompson said. " I have a part time job too, but I will do this as long as I can. " Hours were spent practicing marching maneuvers and perfecting the overall sound. This commitment did not go without highlights through the year. Thompson said that influencing the spectators made the time and effort worth while. ■ rliL ' tuutball sanies arc luii. " riioinp.sDii said. " The crowd gets into it and we make it fun and do crazy things. " Playing at a Kansas City Chiefs football game in the beginning of the year, a trip to Clarinda, Iowa for an exhibition performance and an early morning wake- up call the Saturday of Homecoming were among the annual events. To compensate the efforts and time students put into the band, scholarships were offered during tryouts. Overall the musicians were there because of their love for music and the opportunities that came with being part of the Bearcat Marching Band. " I ' m glad I did this, " Kenton McDonald said. " It had its parts that weren ' t fun, but making new friends was a plus. Playing together was a lot of fun and going to games knowng we were doing our part. " Hours of practice and weeks of hard work created the musical setting of athletic events. Through their efforts. Northwest school spirit had a rh ' thm and beat to follow ' ? V WL-M l ' jb6V Facing the audience, teature twirler Racheal Crawford performs during a football halftime show. Crawford performed a variety of twirl demonstrations at each home sporting event. photo by Michaela Kanger Drums pounding, the marching band takes to the field before halftime. The marching band was hailed " The musical pride of Northwest. " p )oto by Amanda Byler Ai ixii lARY ANn Rand I) Mflissatialit Colorful performances compliment music FtickinK and snappini;. thr nialrrinl of the flags whipprd around, corr«ponding with Ihr precise mowmenls of the flag corps. Pru idint; a lttial accompaniment to the Bearcat Marching Bond, the flofts vwre an expression of Bearcat pride flowing thmuRh the maMc. Dedication to the imprort-menl was essential. Hours were spent by the flag corps pre|viring for field shows and parades. Practices were spent cleaning equipment and melding the flag performance with the melodies of the band. The flag corps coordinator. Stacey Krambeck. drove the group to better themselves for each performance. ' She know how to get us to work hard, but she also knows how to make rehearsals fun. Jamie Garrison said. Rehearsals were key to a powerful performance. The impression left on thivM- walchmg the shows wiis iiniK-ralive to the futurt- of the flag corps and the Bearcat Marching Band. " Wlien wv wvnt to Clarinda. | Iowa j, wv wen- able to show differi ' nt high s -h(K)l baniU what ii college level Iwnd was like so we could recniit new membi ' rs to the band and color guard next year. " Ashley John.son said. The final game of the season found the flag corps performing at the height of their ability. Knowing that a season of hard work, fun and tradition was coming t o an end; the group came together to not only perform for Northwest, but enjoy performing for themselves. Their Hags a colorful compliment to the music. iiiM-qurrncs - ' i • il r.w iir|iv|ifiiuili-siiiIiTl.iinni Til for Bcartdt Uns. Willi liiu m,m hin Iwnil dl ihfir side, Iho lljg corps pertbrmed durinR cvt ' fv home e mc at halflime. photo by Shsne McAsey by Jill Robinson Mystery men behind the popular mascot More than 500 children were in his fan club. Excitement and enthusiasm erupted, not for a movie star or sports figure, but rather a University celebrity with a certain strut and abundance offiir. Bobby Bearcat was an important icon at sporting Cheerleaders support Bobby Bearcat as he completes pushups after a Northwest touchdown against Truman Stale. For every point (he Bearcats scored In the football season, Bobby completed a pushup, photo by Shane McAsey and University events. Children flocked to him; students screamed at him to give them free Northwest memorabilia. Whatever the reason for attention, Bobby and the men behind the masic had one goal, increase school spirit. Two students took on the responsibility of being Bobby Bearcat. For the men donning the mascot uniform, it was a job opportunity that created memories despite the lack of recognition. " It ' s cool because really only my immediate friends know that it ' s me, " Brandon said. ' I have a lot of memories from which made for interesting doing It. When we played against experiences. Southwest Baptist one year, I " I got into a fight at think we scored every 17 seconds. Washburn [University], " I almost died doing pushups. " Shawn said. " I usually don ' t Performing in front of fans was like to get into it with other no easy task. The uniform was hot mascots, but they went to and stufiy, and at football games shake my hand and we started the mascots were required to do fighting. I tried to yank their pushups after each scoring play, head off but it didn ' t work. " and lack of fan support at times Brandon also had could also be frustrating. mischievous moments. At a " The first time I was Bobby, I Central Missouri State hated it, " Shawn said. " It was a University football game, he Northwest volleyball game and was reprimanded by their there were no kids there. I just commissioner for doing walked around stumbling wrestling moves, because I wasn ' t used to the outfit The men behind Bobby yet. People probably thought I held a sense of pride nobody was drunk. " could know about. Through Games were divided between sweat, humor and school the two men, allowing the other spirit, Bobby was one of the to rest. Each had their stories most recognized figures on ftomwork;asenseofpowercould campus, yet nobody knew come from being in disguise, their names. • The band members represented 103 different high schools. The Flag Corps had 8 different sets of flags. • The Cheerleading team purchased their shoes from Wisconsin. Bobby completed 1614 push-ups during football season I Souric: ( hr Andreus. hcerkMUInR o.iill. M SefRel. Marching Band Sponser. i vt ' jj ' av:;•) iD:A)Ov: vv .Vr ' VJl ' J« ' ; : ' J; . . ' ' ' .cvcis Jennifer Louk Ahaling deeply, preparing for a tumbling I, she broke into sprint and sprung into air. As her hands connected with the ts, she propelled herself upward and ded gracefully on her feet. Jorthwest cheerleaders spent hours ring practice perfecting their gymnastic II, in preparation for games and npetitions. We do standing tumbling and [running] ises, " Andrea O ' Rourke said. " They are : most difficult things for me. " " he squad practiced from 4:00 p.m. to ;0 p.m. on a daily basis. Preparing for ' football and basketball games they were juired to attend, cheerleaders lifted ights and worked on passes and •amids. Pyramids are the most difficult thing we , " O ' Rourke said. " It takes a long time to them. " " ime spent practicing and performing ;ether resulted in enduring friendships, cording to Kristian Starner, the squad s very close. You find yourself with this group of 3ple almost every day, and that is where iny people ' s best friendships come from, " istian Starner said. Sunshine glistened, off the uniforms of the arcat Steppers during a home football game rformance. The steppers performed during sketball season in addition to football oto by Michaela Kanger of |)pini: Combining dance with developed cheers, the Bearcat Steppers spent hours in Martindale G Tnnasium. Steppers practiced daily and performed at all home football and basketball games . Christi Thoni said the time commitment was worth it. " I enjoy being a Stepper because I love to dance, " Thoni said. " It gives me a chance to keep in shape and have fun with the other girls on the squad. " Enjoying time with squad members, getting a good workout and providing support for other athletic teams, both the Cheerleaders and Steppers prepared for national competition. By further pushing the limits in their stunts and school spirit, these athletes lifted the crowd ' s excitement to another level. With smiles beaming on their faces, the Mrthwest Cheerleaders perform at a home tuotball game. Men and women spent hours practicing and lifting to prepare for national competitions, photo by Shane McAsey Al IXII lAtiY AND RaNO ■■ i u fe Additional athletic opportunities for women become reality by Mandy Lauck M«n pt ' iiplf wish they had ciTtaiii IhinKs but never attain them. Megan McLaughlin »•» determined to achieve these aspinilions. . fter noticinK that the sport she loved was not available at Northwest, she looked into the possibility of creating a club, . fter numerous steps were taken, the woman ' s golf club was fornietl. Spon.sored by Patrick Mcljiughlin and coached by his daughter Megan McLaughlin, the woman ' s golf club saw itself slowly coming together. Megan, a student at the L niversity, first ran the idea by Ass istant.MhleticDi rector Sherri Reeves and former . thletic Director Jim Redd. McLaughlin was told that if the group received private sponsorship and had enough members, the idea could be turned into a club. ' AdeT talking with Dr. Redd and Sherri Reeves, they told me if I cou ld pull it together. I could ha e a club. " Megan said. " .After Dr. Redd retired, the new .Athletic Director. Bob Boerighter, said he would help me in any way he could. " Finding members was Megan ' s next step. VS ' ord was spread around campus. Four out of the five members of the women ' s goll club Megan McLaughlin, Becky Justice, Kelly Relph and Crystal Garner lake a break from golfing. Photo by Amanda Byler ' pon and when the first meeting arrived, she wiis sun ' rised at the turnout. " I was really happy with the amount of people that showed up for the first meeting. " Megan Siiid. Ten players joineil the club for the first trimester. But the girls each had to get their own sponsorship, the club dwindled down to six players. The players practiced at Mozingo Golf Course and ho.sted tournaments and triangulars. Triangulars were a match up hotwecn Ihrei- different clubs. Competition did not take away fnim the fun of the sport hi)we er. The girls don ' t have any pressure cm them. " Megan said. " I am just hap|n that they came out and joined tin club. " The first season for the women ' s gol I club proved persistence determination and having fun contributed to an idea that shaped inic . reality. From an interest to an organization, a new athlelii addition was created At the driving range, McLaughlin and Becky justice improve their swings. The team received discounts on golf apparel from the Mozingo Pro Shop throughout their season, photo by Brett Stewart Focusing on the ball, c h.k h Megan McLaughlin sets up a long drive. Thr team often practiced at the Mozini;i i Colt course in preparation I(k tournaments, photo by Brett Stewari hy Mandy Latick i M SfchaUe id The golf club ' s inaugural year was filled with new experiences while they strove to meet their goals She gripped the club as tight as she could, and with a slow and steady arm, she swung hard. Speaking in a soft voice, she mumbled to herself. " Nice shot. " Members of the newly instated women ' s golf club, sponsored by Patrick McLaughlin and coached by Megan McLaughlin, were thrilled with the fact that they had a hand in starting something original. " I feel good that I joined something new at Northwest. " Kelly Relph said. The club started out the year placing in three tournaments and numerous triangulars. match ups between three different clubs. One of the bigger triangular meets they held was against Graceland University and William Jewel College at the Mozingo Golf course. In even. " competition, teams entered into a qualifSing round to see who could play in the matches. The top five women on each team qualified. " I qualified for the Graceland and William Jewel triangular and shot a 110. " Justice said. " We played prett ' good. " At the end of the triangular, Megan placed third and Becla ' Justice placed fifth out of the top five participants. Megan said the team was working hard to get better. " All the girls got along great, " Relph said. " They all have good enthusiasm and are helping to get our name out there. " With the amount of sponsorship and interest in the club, Megan said it was only going to get better. " Lm really pleased with the way this club has turned out, " Megan said. " Our club achieved all the goals I had set for the • The team practiced at Mozingo Lal e Golf Course • A single golf club ranged in price from $50-5250. • Honey was used in the core of many golf balls. • The women ' s golf club raised ?3,ooo to sponsor their activities. 9 Source: -w % ' .mv " ' v.golfne ' viXKX . ' ' " bv Jill Robinson Stri Usua ke El u 1 designed this so university students have something to do and a place to compete. - Deon Roush nmiE Student league offei-s Wednesdax ' nii ht sociiil gatlierings aiid competition iv mr An iKJor (if stall " iij;aii ' lti ' s ami shoes tliat ha e been worn for years hung in the air and clung to the clothes; a smell found in every bowling alle ' greeted students w ho entered. Rumbling do Mi wixxlen lanes in a spinning whir, bowling balls of all colors shattered the perfect alignment of pins. This emironment was the same every Wednesday night for those involved in the Northwest student-bowling league. For $7, students gathered to drink beer, socialize and bowl three games. Ranging from the highly competitive to the social bowler. Bearcat Lanes played host to the coed leagues that joined. Ever ' year, depending on the number of teams, students played for 12 weeks. iTie league was an eilteniati e to e.xperiencing the bars or going to a movie. Deon Roush, owner of Bearcat Lanes, said. " I designed this so university students have something to do and a place to compete, " Roush said. " We have a lot of really good bowlers participate. " Aside from the sm ' ial perks, the competition interested many students ;is well. A handicap was implemented to even out the field and add excitement to the tournament. " ItgcLs pretty competitive, more so than just regular bowling because stats and running wins and losses are in ()l ed, " Roush said. Members of the 14 teams ranged in backgroimds and talent, but all could be heard cheering or yelling in frustration throughout the games. Whether the - won or lost, there were many reasons why these students met vveekl - at Bearcat Lanes. " There ' s all kinds of people here, " Kenny Miller said. " It ' s a cultural experience and provides a nontraditional outlet. " E er% ' Wednesda ' students t(K)k part in this alternative activity. A game often overlooked, this social opportunit - provided an outlet in a small college town. Already planning his next turn, Aaron Rihner ioi uses on the pins Rihner and his team the " Breuers won the game for the evening; photo by Christina Campobasio Sports_ Uh ' Vt-M ' ih:jCrt:)uiK ' j -. bv Betsv Lee Course challenges physical abilities and teamwork Get over it. Do whatever it takes. Teams and organizations pulled together and faced obstacles such as a 52-foot wall at the Mozingo Challenge Course. " The course is designed to build communication, trust, problem solving and decision making qualities within a group. " Donna Lindenmeier, director of the challenge course said. " Groups go out there to work on their cohesion. " The Mozingo Challenge course was the latest addition to the Mozingo Outdoor Education and Recreational Area at Mozingo Lake. The course consisted of three areas ranging from low to high initiatives. A 52-foot tower. a Carolina straight wall and a giant swing were a few of the obstacles groups conquered in the course. " Several university groups have used the course, " Lindenmeier said. " Including the men ' s and women ' s basketball teams, Team Leadership, SOAR leaders and the HPERD group. " Groups could reserve the course through the Universitv ' . Each day cost $300. University and community groups used the course year- round to promote group unitw After hoisting fellow teammates and friends over the straight wall and negotiating the many other obstacles, the teams developed communication skills and a sense of bonding that was critical in an organization. North of the straight wall, the new tower stands equipped with ropes and nets. Challengers triunnphed over the tower using teamwork and stamina, photo by Amanda Byler • The J. W. Jones Student Union used to contain 6 bowling lanes. • A bowling pin can cost up to ?12. 50. • The average weight of a bowling ball is 10 lbs. • In bowling, in order to earn a score of 300, the player must only have strikes.. 9 Sources: Owner of Bearcat I_anes. Deon Roush. Rnwi INC. - f ' -t S . 1 {, As the shot clock runs down )oel Yeldell m,,k. s fo ' us " ITh " ' ° ' ' i ' t ' ' " ' ' ' y 8 " ' nS to contribute a vPr!, ' J 1 T ' • " ' Tappmeyer said. " He is a very steady player. " photo by John Petrovic Lincoln University closes in on (elani Walker .,. 6 Ir? :;S ' : ' , " hwes, defeated Lincoln ' 6 1 . photo by lohn Petrovic jni ' s BMietbaii Emporia state University 7S-S7, 91-79 " ■ ( ' V " Pittsburgh State University 71-56. 90-81 ■ ' - ' ' Missouri Western State College 76-70, 59 s Truman State University 74-65, 79-50 Missouri Southern State College 90-67. 77-94 Washburn University 67-65. 72-57 South»,est Baptist University 82-67. 99-92 Central Missouri State University 78-54. 71-54 University of Missouri- Rolla 79-73, 75-62 Conference play 16-2 Overall Record before post season 24-2 HeadCoach Steve Tappmeyerwas.ooiMIAAcoach of the year The team was comprised of v members from six dl tates Northwest has scored 100 points in a game 37 times Chris Borchers dream job was to be a Pro Golfer Lego ' s was the favorite childhood toy of Rich Bubalo. source: Sports infonnal.on Mcn ' .s Baskoball Media guide. Spcmis by Mandy Lauck Domiiialiori Ton Ranldno I J Near-perfect season ends in MIAA Championship and top seed at the beginning of post-season play Winning was an expectation and nationally ranked, the men ' s basketball team rolled through a successful season and earned a exciting MIAA Conference Championship and a buy in the first round in the post-season tournament. The men ' s basketball team started the season 19-0, pulling off impressive victories against Emporia State, 75-57, and Pittsburgh State, 72-56. As the Bearcats climbed in ranking, their team goals became more defined. " Our team goal the beginning of the season was to have the team improve every game, " head coach Steve Tappmeyer said. " Every game that we won, we were one step closer to playing our best basketball we could play. " One highlight game of the season for the No. 5 Bearcats was their win over Missouri Western State College on Jan. 7, beating the Griffons 76-70. Guard Kelvin Parker had a memorable night, racking up a career-high 21 points to help the Bearcats with the win. " The game against Mo. West was an important one, " Tappmeyer said. " Many of the guys on our team contributed to the game. We don ' t necessarily have a certain key player, which helps our team out gready. " The winning streak ended as Northwest played Missouri Western on Feb. 4. Roles were reversed when the ' Cats lost 64-59 against the Griffons. " I think in the first time we played Mo. West, we took better care of the basketball, " guard Kelvin Parker said. " Their shots feU when they needed them and ours didn ' t. " Bouncing back, the Bearcats trampled the Truman State University ' Bulldogs, winning 79- 50, but were struck another blow when they were defeated by Missouri Southern State College, 77-94. The loss proved to the team how important conference games were. ' Out of the entire season, the most important games we ' ve played have been conference games. " Tappmeyer said. " We try hard to win conference games because they mean so much to post-season play. " Edging closer to the final game, the Bearcats chalked up wins on Feb. 20 as they beat Central Missouri State University 72-54. Setting their sights on the post- season, the Bearcats played their final ga me against University of Missouri-RoUa beating them 75- 62. The Bearcats were ranked No. 1 in post-season play. Post-senso i play is further covered on the CD-ROM. u Every game that we won, we were one step closer to playing our best basketball we could play ?? - Steve Tappmeyer Front Row: Rich Bubalo, Jesse Shaw, )elani Walker, Scott Fleming, Kelvin Parker, Jerry Hudson, Floyd Jones III, Archie leter, Ben McCollum and loel Taylor. Back Row:Matt Brownsberger, Troy Forbes, Steve Tappmeyer, Sam Sutera, Keanan Weir, Brandon Rold, Matt Rowan, Joel Yeldell, Chris Borchers, Brian (Tarson, Matt Grove, Darren Vorderbruegge, Joe Girdner and Skip Shear. AAfn ' s Raskftraii- Crandview College ' s guard prcvenl!. capl.iin Ovi McMullt ' n Irom p.issinf;. McMull contribuUKi A piiinlt to Ihc 7S ■ K E Allcmpling lo assist lancsha hiclds, lirrK ,i Will, i and Sara ' ollcrslon lighl tor (possession of the b.ill Northwest lost to Southwest Ba|)tisl University " K 68. pholo by Brett Stewart Under the net, guard Tanesha Fields looks for .in open teammate during a game against Crandview College. " Tanesha is our baseline weapon, " coa( h Ci ' nt ' Stcinmeycr said, photo by John Petrovic I ' l.M il.m:ilil|:|„U I Emporia State University 8 1-66,61-76 l U V Pittsburgh state University 79-67, 54-67 Missouri Western State College 54-83, 64-63 Truman State University 64-73, 71-62 Missouri Southern State College 72-85, 81-93 Washburn University 65-77, 49-72 Southwest Baptist University 70-78, 68-78 Central Missouri State University 67-77, 64-68 Universityof Missouri- Rolla 85-68, 87-61 Conference play 6-12 Overall Record before post season 71-15 V.Lt- ' Head Coach Gene Steinmeyer has a winning record of .690 after 2001 season. Northwest has played Central Missouri State 58 times. Kristen Anderson has played in every game since the 1998-1999 season. Corey Van Dine ' s favorite toy as a child was Gl Joe and Transformers. Tanesha Fields dream job was to be the Host of MTV ' s Total Request Live. Sour..-; Spun.. ll.-p.inment U.)mi-n R.i kcthall BUldc. ' •Seqeis- y i ' -.- ' )! ' •.iy!; ' i6.: JOOvJs K- . »» . A- ' V •.« ' « ' .. ' ' v V: » ' ; VuiA by Mandy Lauck r cn SI ' iol at Vicloi y Highs and lows of season lead to great momentum and abrupt defeats in unpredictable game outcomes The season appeared to be a rollercoaster of emotions, mLxed with passionate highs and frustrating lows. Team members of the women ' s basketball team continued to pull each other up and boost confidence. pla ' with each other prettv good, " guard Jerrica Miller said. " We started to bring up each others confidence and always had each other ' s backs. " Staging positive, the Bearcats pulled off a win against the No. 2 beating Mo. West, the Bearcats used the boost in confidence to beat Truman State University- 71-62. In a turn of events, however, the Bearcat women saw their season suddenly dwindling. They suffered losses from teams such as Missouri We started to bring up each other ' s Starting the season on a good ranked Missouri Western State Southern State College, 93-81, and COnfideilCe and always had each other ' s backs. - Jerrica Miller note, the women ' s basketball team won six out of nine games. Distinctive wins came against the Uni ersit ' of Alaska-Fairbanks in overtime, 74-63 and Emporia State University-, 81-66. College Griffons on Feb. 4, beating them 64-63. The team agreed the wn was the highlight of the season. " I think ever -one could say the Mo. West game was a turning point Falling into a losing streak, the game when they came here and we Bearcat women lost sLx games in beat them and Emporia, " guard a row. Despite the disappointing losses, the team stayed confident. " As a team, I think we started to come together as a team and Brook Hogue said. " We all had confidence in ourselves. We could do it if we worked together. " On an adrenaline rush after Central Missouri State Universit -, 68-64. In their final game, the Bearcats topped Missouri-Rolla 87-61. Dena McMullen led the way with 18 points. McMullen, along with teammates Miller and Kristen Anderson ended their season on Feb. 23. " I was a littie disappointed on how our games turned out, " MUler said. " Personally, for myself I achieved a lot being a leader. I w-as doing my best to help out the team and tPiing to win some games. " Front Row: Corey Van Dine, Lanay Larson, Deidra Bridger and Jaime McLaughlin. Row 2: Dana Lade, Stacy McAlexander, Kristen Anderson, Sarah Vollerston, Jennifer Cries and Tanesha Fields. Back Row: Katie Scherer, Dena McMullen, Stephanie Dieso, Jerrica Miller, enna Wolfe, Brooke Hogue and Ashley Poptanycz. A n AFN ' ' ; Raskftraii- Mi ' a it . ' » 1) Kitw I lo To|) I iiiislies Running faster and competing harder earns top conference finish Toes bchinil the line, eight sets of spikes sunk into the track s-aiting for the crack of the gun. The men ' s track and field team began their outdoor season with a victory at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattisburg. " We beat everyone and got off to a good note. " head coach Richard Alsup said. " It was the tlrst meet and we already got some national qualifiers. " . nother ictory at the April 7 Northwest Invitational was a highlight. " Our home meet was the best so far, " Alsup said. " It was very outstanding because we had four discus national qualifiers and one in pole vault. " The men were confident going into the MIAA conference meet. Tucker Woolsey placed first in the shot put. Both Tucker and his brother, Condrad, both qualified for nationals in Edwards ille, 111. The Bearcats finished fourth in conference with eight, top three finishes overall. After the season, the nu ' ii began practices for indcxir track. The season began against Di ision 1 competition. At the .layhawk Invitational in Lawrence Kan. the 3200 meter relay won in 8:02. In Central Missouri State ' s Mule Relays, Woolsey set a new school record in the shot put throwing 57 ' 7.5 " and qualifying for nationals. MIAA Conference Indoor Championships Feb. 22-23 at Missouri Southern State College was one man - season highlights. Finishing second overall, the team relied on the top finishe.s of Kyle Keraus and Joel Tern- . The final team finishes came down to the 4. 400 meter relay. The 4x00 beat Truman State Univerisity at the wire, which secured the second place finish. .• lthough both teams were disqualified, the final race of the season reflected the hardwork and unity of the team. Front Row: lames ftschal, )eff Campbell, Michael Nation, Brad Chellew, Jesse Rsher John Heil, Chuck Abele, Matt Fisher, Brad Elliott and Tony Clover. Row 2: lason Williamson, Kyle Daily, Sean Thompson, lason Chinn, Craig Flemmings, Ryan Miller F l Jordan, Kvie Keraus, Matt Kerau ind Eric Geis. Row 3: Gil Ridenour, Matt Nippert Chad Foivler, jason Greer, lason Stan . Icremy Sithenvood, loelTerry, F ul Miser and Dan V:Kim. Row 4 : Danny Bums, lason St. Clair, Mark Stewart Bryce Good, Tucker Woosley, Matt Abele, Conrad Woosley and Tommy Leslie. Row 5 : lamison Phillips, Phillip Nelson, Bryon Rakin, Nate Harris, Mike Ostreko, Phillip Lubeck, Nate Oiristiansoo and Rusty Ruble. Row 6: Shilo Eaton, Shawn Sackman, Cedric Davis Russ Wentz, Richard Alsup, Devin McCall, Clint Prange and Eric Weintzel .pv ' .l Vi:v ' ' »6.: ' : 5i;) ?s • ' ». v .Vi- ' V •.. ' « ' • .!■ : i: ysy-iM-:. Gaining momentum Conrad Woolsey prepares ti) throw the shot put. Woolsey placed second in the shot put at the MIAA Outdoor Track and Field Conference Championships, photo by Christine Ahren u Ve beat everyone and got off to a good note. It was the first meet and we already got some national qualifiers ?? - Richard Alsup Clearing the barrier, Jamison Phillips tries to avoid the pool of water below. The steeple chase required athletes to jump barriers and a water pit during the race, photo by Christine Ahrens The sun shines In his eyes as Jason Williamson . nmpletes a distance event at the Northwest n itational. The men won the meet making it a liii hliRht of the season, photo by Christine Ahrens • The men ' s college shot must weigh a minimum of 16 pounds. • The mens track team represents the four-state area, Texas, California and Kenya. • Head Coach Richard Alsup has coached three top-io teams. • Joel Terry held the record for 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.21 seconds. • There were eight records broken in 2001 for both indoor and outdoor seasons. 9 Source: Spons informaiton Mens Track Media Guide Men ' s Track and Field - A •»r ' ' - . ' " . w, ' -i i«i ' J I. lUtsN 1 II- il lias a totally different atmosphere, knowing that everyone there is awesome and you get to compete with them. - April House Si rides lo Succc Strong showing from upperclassmen result in top finishes and national competition in field events Fightinj;;i};ainsUiuwn|Kiurs;iiul Hou.soui ' HtDntoLoniiK-tfatthe finislu-s at tho .layliawk stifling heat waves, the women ' s Disision II Ouldcwr Nationals in the Invitational in Lawrence. Kan. track and field team sought victor. ' loO and 200 meter dash and the VVith a jump of 18 " 6, " Jill Fisher during the 2001 outdoor season. long jump. finished second in the long jump For the women, the outdoor " It was really good e.xperience provisionally qualifying for season began March 17 in because it ' s unlike any other meet, " nationals. Hattisburg, Miss. .Jenny Simmons House said. " It has a totally The indoor season was was the lone top finisher, winning different atmosphere, knowing that completed Feb. 22-23 at the pole -ault at 10 ' 6. " everyone there is awesome and you MIAA Conference Indoor Continuing her dominance, get to compete with them. " Championships. Running at Simmons provisionally qualified After a break, the Bearcats began Missouri Southern State for nationals .April 21 at the Doane the indoor track season at the College, the women finished Relays in Crete, Neb. Three women indoor Iowa State Classic in Ames, earned first place finishes at Iowa, Dec. 7. Led by a strong Doane, including Jill Stanley, upperclassman showing, the Ronda Cheers and April House. women placed in the top 10, in nine House continued to put up different events, excellent marks at the May 6 MIAA Defeating other teams by over 90 conference meet in Joplin. House points, the Bearcats took contiwl of to cheer on Simmons, who won both the 55 and 200-meter the Buena Vista University battled a single opponent during dashes. Despite House ' s efforts, Imitational in Storm Lake, Iowa, most of the vaulting Wooton said the meet was a Mary Wirt, winner of the weight competition. Simmons finished throw, and Simmons in pole vault second in the vault, both provisionally qualified for House was also a top finisher, nationals in Boston. she scored 22 points for the Competing for the first time Bearcats, placing in the long several athletes c.nmc nut on against Division I schools, the jump, the 60 meter dash and the top 1., arc;it ' s t.ilont led to top 10 800 meter dash. J fifth overall. The final meet demonstrated the unity of the team, who gathered to cheer for competing teammates. A crowd of athletes gathered difficult for the teams. " The conference meet was not one of our best meets overall, " Wooton said. " But we did have Front Row: )aclyn Baker, Megan Carlson. |ill Stanley, Sara n u. jenny Simmons and Diana Hughes. Row 2: Kellie I lillord, Annie Powell, Kim Scarborough, )ill Fisher, Toni exton, Gara Lacy and Kadie Campbell. Row 3: |ill I ppenbaugh, Amanda Neneman, Ann Dykstra, Lisa McDaniel, lill Robinson, Erin Rarnell and Ronda Cheers. Back Row: Shilo Eaton, Mary Wirt, Megan Bauman, Gina Celatti, Angela Caldwell, Kelly Carlton, Latisha Brown and Vicki Wooton. -154, ■Jf i ; I.L )65 50v vv yi-VwW : :yj:» :v .n.i Landing in a pool of water, laclyn Baker and Megan Carlson race in ihe steeple chase, i arlson set a new record of 13:14.71 in the 3,000 meter event. photo by Christine Clearing the barrier, laclyn Baker competes in the 3,000 meter steeple chase. The 2001 track season was the first season m which women were allowed to participate in the event, photo by Christine Ahrens During the Northwest Invitational, Sara Wolff launches the lavelin. Northwest ' s Invitational was held .April 7, 2001 . photo by Christine Ahrens Head Coach Vicki Wooton was named MIAA Co-Coach of the year in 1998 for Indoor Track and Field. April House holds the record for long jump with 19 feet 7 inches. Northwest has won two MIAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The javelin was 7 feet long and the women ' s shot put weighed 8.8 pounds. The pole vault record was held by Jenny Simmons at 10 feet n 3 4 inches at the indoor MIAA Conference meet. Source; Sports Information indoor outdoor track media guide. Women ' s TRACK AND Field Ill (he third inning ul the ganii ' , Kiliii liothoj strains to reach the base during the game against Southwest Baptist University. Northwest lead the game at the end ot the inning by a score of 3-1 Bothot ended the season with 37 runs batted in and three home runs, photo hv Michaela Kangfr With a glance toward left field, Chad McDani rounds third base after Adam Bailey hit a honi ' run. McDaniel ended the season contributing t l runs and stealing 1 S bases in 1 8 attempts, phoh • by Michaela Kanger lasilall Washburn University 8-15, 5-13, 4-5, 11-0 Missouri Western State College 1-4, 8-1,4-9, 0-5 Emporia State University 6-1, i-i, 8-i, 11-6 Truman State University 10-6, 9-3, 10-3, 8-6 Missouri Southern State College 1-3, 8-11, 17- 2 Pittsburgh State University 9-16, ii-i, 4-14 University of Missouri- Rolla 9-4. 1-4. " -21 Southwest Baptist University h-6, 3-14. 14-2 Central Missouri State University 0-6, 0-11, 1-11 Overall Record 20-31 Workini; the lli ' ld The Northwest basehall team was dedicated to more than just a sport. Hours were spent maintaining a top- notch baseball field. " Our baseball players, more than anyone else, really strive for the perfect field, " head coach I ' )arrin Loe said. Team members were responsible for pulling weeds by hand and dusting the field at the beginning and end of each practice, spending an average of three hours per day keeping the field in perfect condition. Coach x)e said maintanancedida great job taking care of the larger projects. • Adam Bailey led the team ' s batting average with .409 and 13 homeruns. • Head baseball coach Darin Loe was a former Seattle Mariners player. • The Bearcats were at bat 1,487 times during the season. • The record for stolen bases in one season was set in 1989 with 176. • Suurce; w %-vv.nwmlssouri.cdu - ' - ' Sports ' ' - ' r:uVt ' A(: ljj bv Betsv Lee Sliding to final Victories 1 VT Initial struggles-in the beginning lead tawins at the end of season. Multiple cancellations and postponements added to a slow start for the baseball team. After dropping 14 of the first 20 games. the team refused to give up the fight " Ha ing several games cancelled at the beginning of the year due to the winter weather kind of threw us out of a groove, " first baseman Zach Ruff said. " Once we got to play on a regular basis, we were able to do some things. " The team came back and won five of their final six games at Bearcat Field against the University of Missouri-Rolla. Truman State Universit ' and Southwest Baptist Universit ' . " We knew we were mathematically eUminated going into oiu " last home series, but we wanted to gi e the fans something to cheer about, " outfielder Adam Bailey said. The team finished with an overall record of 20-31 and a conference record of 13-15. Head baseball coach Darin Loe said the team was unable to put together a complete game throughout the season. Lacking all the elements for a complete game hurt the team. " The guys saw ho-w good we could be during several series. " Loe said. " But it seemed like ve were always lacking in one phase of the game when we lost: we either didn ' t ha ' e the pitching, the hitting or the defense. " Although the season did not turn out as planned, the team knew there was room for improvement. Teamwork played a big role in the team ' s success. " It wasn ' t the season we planned for, but we knew if we worked hard in the off-season, w ' e could make up for what happened this season, " Ruff said. " It was important for us to work with each other to get the chemistry better. " it could be your game or not, that ' s why it ' s fun. You never know what the next pitch will bring. -John Sipes This pitch whizzes by, but Zac Ruff connects with the next throw to make it to first base against Southwest Baptist University. Ruff finished the season with a batting average of .358 in 1 73 appearances at the plate, photo by Michaela Kan er Basfrai I- As Lindy Tomilson .i K ' fssively slides lnl sitoml lusr, shi ' c hn ks k .il lirsl In «•(• if ihr hiltiT ni.idc II s.ili ' U Thi ' svomrn .1 ' 1 -M r.-i .ltd inrt.ill phiilK lt (.illn Ht ' n}in : Bcl ' orc Ihcgami ' , 1. ,1111 [in mliir-g.ithrr lor uiird ' . ol wisdom irom iho (() )( h. The team consisted ol IJ iMimcn. phnit) by C.illn I IfniiriL ' Softball Washburn University o-i, i-4, 5-2 Missouri Western State College 1-1, 1-7 Emporia State University 7-8, 3-1, 1-5 Truman State University 1-0 Missouri Southern State College 1-2, 4-2, 0-3 Pittsburgh State University 3-2, 1-0, 2-5, 5-4, 1-4 University of Missouri- Rolla 0-1, 10-2, 7-5 Southwest Baptist University 5-4, 7-5 Central Missouri State University 4-2, 6-0, 0-5, 7-6 Overall Record 21-23 • Eight boxes of balls are used for each season. • Each box contains 150-160 balls. • There are two different kinds of Softball: fast pitch and slow pitch. • Northwest holds the record for the most double plays. Source: w Head Coacti Pamela Knox ' ! ' ir ' - hd L ' y (: t In the second game, Alison Adklns pitches against the Blue lays from Washburn University. Adklns was ranked second on the team with a 3.55 earned-run average, photo by Cathy Fleming Past Obstacles Determination and persistence throughout a tough schedule help in overcoming setbacks along the way. Sometimes success can be thwarted by bad luck. Injuries, bad weather conditions and other adversities plagued the season. The players remained optimistic throughout. Coach Pamela Kno.x was proud of how the team dealt with the disheaitening season. " Starting with 17 players and losing five from our intended roster would have discouraged most teams, " Knox said. " But our players did not let that keep them from doing great things. " The season started Februan- 23 with a tournament in Conway, Arkansas. There, the team lost the first game, but rallied to finish with a 2-1 record. Pitcher Jessica Rupiper said although the tournament prepared the team for MIAA conference play, it hurt the team ' s overall record. Kno.x, however, was happy with their performance against the tough competition. " We were a small team, but ver ' strong and competitive, " Knox said. " We beat the top teams in the conference. " Ha ing only two seniors and three junior leaders, the young team got along well, Rupiper said. Despite low rankings, the group remained motivated for the MI. A conference tournament. Knox said many indi iduals stepped up for the challenge. " Nicole Strawn was a solid leader, encouraging the team with her words and actions, " Knox said. " Kriston Manthe stepped in and played solid third base for us. Everyone was contributing. " Where they lacked in numbers on the roster, the team made up for in determination. Despite a few set backs along the way, the women ' s Softball team came together to prove they had the heart and motivation to step up to the challenge. We were a small team, but very strong and competitive. We beat the top teams in the conference. ?? ■ Pamela Knox First row: Heather Alexander, tindy Tomllson, lellssa Nimmo, lesslca Rupiper, Morgan McClnnIs, Kellv Carter. Back Row: Theresa Carroll, Alison Adklns, Angle McCo , Nicole Strawn, Kirston Manthe, Megan Spring. SOFTRAI I- i it ' -i ji r ' j A(}- " i ' a ' ( !• fliil K.x hlrr Challenge tor Challenge M«nmt;li aii.».i.uiilr « ncprhonn- m ilM-lf. bul utldinK thr mpoiiMbiliti» uf pluyinK fur a univrr it s athlrlic Iciim cn-at«l an e Tn l i|u;fr chullrnKv. Adrians Hernandez, from Mexico, and Rosa Tapia, from Peru, played for the women ' s lennij tram. Each had a unique per pocti e un phuing for a team larking divrrsily. " It was rosier to be ncceplrd bv the team because . driana hrrv last var. " Tapia said. Hrmandez said she rnjo xl hrr first year. Support from thr athlrtes made the transition to life in the I ' nited Stales easier. The girls on the team helped a lot. " Hernandez said. They were very friendly and were always luokingoutformc. It wasexciting v% ' hen Rosa came. I wasn ' t the only Lcitina on the team anymore. " From different cultures and areas of the world, two athletes traveled to the Midwest to share their knowledge and talent with the women ' s tennis team. The two women not only experienced life as a students, but also as varsity- athletes. Making the transition to a new culture was a learning experience for the women and the rest of the tennis team as well. MM ' S TtHiS burn University 7-2 ' ' " ' " N ria State University 9-0 JL an State University 5-4 V Washbu Emporia Truma University of Missouri- Rolla 7-2 -■ " Southwest Baptist University 6-3 Central Missouri State University 3-11 Overall Record 12-16 ■ PQRIS- Si ' sVi-.v m ' )» ' .: : ' j: ! : . ■ The Bearcats increase their lead, and Rosa Tapia shows no signs of letting up as she plays Washburn University during the MIAA Championships. Northwest hosted the tournament where the Bearcats captured both, first-place finishes. photo by Amanda Byler the success Valiant efforts on the home courts lead to a matching pair of MIAA Championship titles and a statement of domination. Seeded lower than expected, the men ' s and women ' s tennis teams raUied from a slow start to win the MIAA Championships. After defeating Truman State University-, 5-4, and Southwest Baptist University, 6-3, the men ' s team won the conference title with an overall score of 69 points. It was the fifth time head coach Mark Rosewell has led a tennis team to the top spot in the MIAA Conference Champion- ship. " The toughest matches throughout the year were against Truman State and Southwest Baptist, " Rosewell said. " I think players like Jon Sanchez and Jarrod Smith really stepped up and helped the team out. " Sanchez won the No. 2 singles title and Smith won the No. 4 title. They also brought home the No. 2 double ' s ranking for the league. The women ' s team answered the men ' s outstanding perfor- mance with a top-place finish of their own. Winning the tourna- ment with a score of 53 points, the women squeezed out wins over Truman, who had 50 points, and Washburn Univer- sits- who had 47. Matching MIAA Championship awards was a proud moment for the teams. " One of our biggest v ins was the MIAA Championship, " Rosa Tapia said. " That was awesome. We beat Washburn, Truman, Emporia State University and manv other schools. " Concentration on the basics allows Njavwa Mulwanda to perfect his swing during practice. During the season Mulwanda ranked second for the men ' s (eam in single matches with a record of 12-19. photo by Amanda Bvler The women finished the sea- son with a record of 19-12. A few of the bigger v ins were against Drury University ' , 9-0, and Mis- souri Southern State College, 7- 2. It was a season of triumphs for the men ' s and women ' s tennis teams. Not only had they made a statement about determina- tion, they had pro ed both teams were worthy of a championship. Spring Fall I women ' s Tcnnis Washburn University 4-5 Emporia State University 8-1 Truman State University 6-3 Missouri Western State College 9-0 Missouri Southern State College3-5 Southwest Baptist University 9-0 Central Missouri State University 0-1 Overall Record 19-12 Tfnnis - t.Oi . ' .A %A.- Bi-lore Rjmc lime, Andie Henrix. Jenny F.ilstrnni .ind K.ilh Hundley warm up. Henrix, L F.ilslrom and Hundley played intramural volleyball tor Mnh i sirrn , l,,l, , Represtnting Alpha Kappa Lambda Iraturnity, Drew Strutman and lared Weber fight hard in the Battle of the Beef. Winners earned supremacy points for claiming victory, pholo by Matbew Frye A£2 Sports -2 1 bv Mandv Lauck Playing a Powerful Role Student referees had the authority in competitive but friendly sports They had all the power. WTiatever was called, the players were forced to accept it. They were rulers of the intramural games. During the intramural season, those who worked at the Student Recreation Center had the responsibility to referee games, keep scores and take down statistics. There were a variet - of reasons why referees chose to participate, one of these was the paycheck the - received. ' T applied to be a referee because I needed money, " Chad McCuUough said. " Besides, there wasn ' t much invoKed, just basic basketball skills. " Having basic basketball skills gave referees a chance to earn money while e.xercising. " I like to referee intramurals because there ' s not a lot you have to learn and you get a great workout while you ' re working, " Nick Wetzel said. Intramural officials attended a total of three meetings to train for I applied to be a referee because I needed money. -Chad McCuUough • There were 23 intramural sports. • If a player was ejected, they were suspended indefinitely until interviewed by the director • Intramural sports have been played at Northwest since the 1960s. • Scorekeepers were paid }6 a game. Source: v INTRAMURAI S - There ' s not much to it I just do what I am told to wnrlx ' s nut -K an Daniels Playing a Powerful Role the games. In aililition to llu ' nu-otings, anothiT meeting was held on the eourt to give referees some hands-{)n experience. " I reffed little kids ' games before, but the meeting helped me to refresh my memon ' of all the calls, " Wetzel said. " It ' s not that hard to do really. " Scorekeepers, on the other hand, were not required to attend any training sessions beforehand. They received a quick lesson on how to control the scoreboards before the games began. There ' s not much to it. " R an Daniels said. " 1 just do what 1 am told to and evervthing works out okay. " Daniels and co-worker, Cindy Poindaxter, said scorekeeping was hard when keeping track of scoH ' for flag f«H)tball. " 1 would get yelliii at and told 1 w-asn ' l doing .something right W I was a girl and I didn ' t knc ) that much about football, " Poindexter.said. " But I kept doinj; what I was suppose to and I learned to not pay attention to them after awhile. " After the referees had handed in their whistles and the statisticians put away their scorebooks, they stepp)ed off the court, relinquish- ing their power. As they left the Rec Center, the - walked awa - or- dinary college students. Before his table tennis match, Kenny Swoix " pfcictites u llh Recreation Center employee Tra is Acklin. Table Tennis was another way to compete, photo by Christine Ahrens In a basketball game against Alpha Kappa Lambda, Alph Gamma Rhos lason Richard dri ' the ball down coun. ACR beat AK in double overtime, photo Amanda Byler -laSqpon c TwsflEK H I wvs • Vi ' y K K : j. kj. ' f.r - riendly Comp As the whistle sounded, dripping wet faces and exhausted bodies pushed to defeat the I )pponent. The overall goal was to be proclaimed ictorious. Either to earn supremac ' points for their sororit ' or fraternit -, keep in shape or have fun, students participated in intramural competitions. " I just play for fun, " Darr l Ridler said. " We usually practice behveen 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. My personal goal is to stay in shape for football season. " One intramural sport was 5-on- 5 basketball. A -ariet ' of divisions were formed between vvomen ' s teams, men ' s teams, fraternities and sororities. Brackets were While teams huddle, referees Nick Wetzel and Chad McCullough catch their breath. McCullough had retted two years, photo by Amanda Bvler by Mandy Lauck etitive Outlet for all Athletes created to organize the games and prepare them for tournaments. Although man ' people favored basketball, other sports were popular as well. ' olleyball was another intramural sport that tested the resolve of students around campus. Another sport that was captivating by the participants and the audience was volleyball. Set as both an indoor and outdoor event, the versatility was appreciated by students. " I think my favorite intramural sport was volleyball, " Lindsey Lowerv ' said. " I like diat you can have a lot of people involved. It ' s also a nice feeling to be able to go outside ever ' once in awhile. " Fit for a variety of tastes, intramural sports provided a outlet for those looking to stay in shape and maintain a competitive edge. Fitness and fun were the goals of the game. During double overtime, Jamie Hazen informs the players that the next to score wins. Hazen was the head employee involving intramurals. photo by Amada Byler € J jBL - J . ' .r. San Francisco Cunts ' B.irr Biimls hugs his son. ikol.ii. as he Is congratuljled by Icammales atter hitting his 70th home run ol the season. Bonds lied the home run record held by Mark McGwire. photo by Celty Images Scenes reflected off eyes wide from shock. In monume flashes on the television screen, in clippings of newspapers and through the airwaves, the events of our lives pieced together a picture of startling reality. It was a year of events that shattered the calm of everyday life. Normal routines crumbled to insecurities and fear after the tragedies of Sept. 1 1 . Securities that had been taken for granted quickly distinguished into paranoia from anthrax scares and a new war on terrorism. Constantly, the public was told to return to normalcy. And in the midst of tragedy, the country was delennined to achieve a sense of consistency. Routines soon returned to the chaos of everyday life. Locally, the community experienced gas price scares, ever-evolving construction work on campus and highway 71 and the loss of a Northwest student on Thanksgiving Day. Beyond the happenings in Maryville, news of nation ' s events flooded into our homes. The fantasy phenomenon triggered record-breaking sales in movies and box office hits. Escaping into the world of entertainment allowed the public to forget letters dusted in anthrax and an economy feeling the cold grip of recession. Triumph surfaced internationally with a world uniting through the winter Olympics. Held in Salt Lake City, Utah, displays of athleticism burned images of inspiration into the minds of all who witnessed the Games. Influenced by the year ' s events, locally, nationally and internationally the world evolved. Bottom line was a life of play and work meshing together in a revelation of reality. In its first weekend, " Harry Potter and the Sorcerer ' s Stone " brought in a record breaking J93. 5 million. Sgt. Nathan Ross Chapman was the firs t U.S. combatant to be killed by enemy fire during the War Against Terror. TimeMagazmes man of the Year was former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. 1- •K ' ,K v ' V i, ' i» ' . ' ■ ' ' ji : f 1 ■ ' • " . » kfter the attacks on ept.ii,CBSIostS85 illion for not running ds for 93 hours after the attacks. One ticket to the opening ceremony at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah cost S885. Ethan Zohn, the winner of " Survivor Africa, " had worked sincei999 creating names for items that have recently been invented. The Nintendo Game Cube reached sales of 600,000 units in 15 days, oranaverageof i7per minute. The made it the fastest selling game console to date. The now collapsed Enron employed ii,ooo people in iooi. Source of facts: Mini Mac. j .•; I SLOCAli I N I MAG Students Celebratl nauonal hero Guest of Honor Minister Edwin Muhammad speaks to the crowd about the ideas ol Martin Lulher King )r. The Alliance of Black Collegians and guests celebrated the life of King, photo by Matthew Frye N ' oluiittH ' rs take a l anl:ij;c oftliis cclebralcti h()lida to lend a helpinj; hand to the h cal community It was a larelrc ' t ' day ot no scIkidI, but lor many students, the day was used to h in()r and embody the teachings of Martin I.uther Kinn .Ir. Aci-oriling to ' eronica .(ones, President of Alliance iif Black Colk ' sians. Martin Luther King .Jr. Day should have been a day on, and not a day off. The members iif Team Leadership and ABC teamed up to provide sliulents with a way to use the day to its full .KJvantane. ' oiunteers met in the J.W. Jones Student Union Ballroom at 9 a.m. Traveling to various destinations throughout Maryville, volunteers painted a children ' s center, helped senior citizens with household duties and assisted at the Ministry Center. . fter a day of hard work, the ABC group ncon ened at the Wesley Center at 4:30 p.m. for limner. Following the meal, participants met in front of the library for a candlelight vigil and walk to the I iiion. In honor of the day. the gospel choir greeted the public with a short concert, followed by a speech by iilwin Muhammed. a prison reform minister from St. Louis. The day of senice not only reflected the generosity of the participants, but what King did for his generation and those that have followed. " It ' s important to recognize this holiday, because this man did a lot for this nation. " Jones said. bv Mandv Lauck State Budget Cuts Concern Untverstt y Balancing between the governor ' s demands and upholding a strong institution. Northwest suffered administrative and staff cut backs forcing the University to dip into its reserves. Governor Bob Holden announced $480 million in core cuts to the state budget .Ian. 17. This translated to a 10 percent core cut to every public institution of higher learning, which included Northwest. " Quite frankly, we have not had the time to gather all the facts surrounding the state budget, " President Dean Hubbard said. " As you know, it is an extremely complex matter and it will take at least a few days to examine and digest the governor ' s overall recommendation. " According to the state, 57 percent of 2001 budget cuts came from higher education funds. Gov. Holden anticipated an additional 20 percent cut in 2002. E en though times were tough economically. Hubbard kept an optimistic mindset for the future of the Universitv. " In times like these, strong organizations like ours can become even stronger, " Hubbard said. " We will clear this hurdle and continue to offer the best education possible to our students. " Battling the budget was no eas task. Additional fees to tuition and cuts in organizations and acti ities were attempts to find solid ground. In a trend setting ensironment where quality had priority, a budget cut did not hinder the constant efforts for improvements. — WViNi M ag by Ann Harman Millionaire pharmacist dilutes chemotherapy medication hemotherapy was supposed ■ ek) several Kansas City area icer patients fight their battle. Unfortunately, some of those patients suffered longer and more painfully than necessary; three people died because of a hidden agenda. Robert R. Courtney, of Gladstone, Mo., was a pharmacist for more than 20 years. In November 2000, he is accused of diluting several medications used in chemotherapy. Through these actions, he allegedly embezzled several million dollars while putting others in danger. Courtney was arrested Aug. 15 after a representative of Eli Lilly and Co., Courtney ' s supplier of the drug Gemzar, notified a local physician that Courtney sold more drugs than by Lindsay Crump ROJECT GETS Efforts to be environmentally conscious in arsville came to a standstill. A service that id the community- dividing their plastics and uminum was no longer available. On Feb. 1, the Man-viUe Rec cling Center osed. It ceased operations after a 3-1 vote ,• the Mari ' ille City Council. Large amounts of money were required to aintain the Center, which had an annual aerating cost of $100,000 to $110,000. The Recycling Center had never made lough money to cover its costs, but cently the returns had taken a dramatic rop. The Center only made $10,000 to The Maryville Recycling Center prepares to )se after eight years In business. The Maryville ty Council voted to close the center because a lack of profit, photo by Lindsay Crump he purchased. According to the Kansas City Star, Courtney admitted to diluting the drugs and said he thought he diluted them to 30 or 40 percent of the actual dosage. Lab test results revealed that medications had been diluted from 39 to less than 1 percent of the actual dosage. Courtney was arraigned on Aug. 27 and pleaded not guilty. Federal judges froze his assets of stocks and bonds valued at more than $10 million. He was stripped of his professional license, operating certificate and closed both his Kansas City and Merriam, Kan., pharmacies. U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Larsen denied release on bond because of the chance Courtney would flee th e country. Larsen also denied Courtney ' s requests to leave his solitary confinement to attend his daughter ' s wedding or have supervised visits with his younger children. Student Matthew Pearl remembered feeling fearful when he first heard about the case because his grandfather had just begun chemotherapy treatment. " It was enough that everyone in my family was very aware of that news story, " Pearl said. " Not that we thought that it was likely that it happened to him; he was treated in Joplin. At first we didn ' t know if this guy had sent drugs to other places. It was a point of concern. " Courtney was officially charged with a 20-count federal indictment for tampering, misbranding and altering medications. His trial was set for Mar. 11, 2002, at which he faced up to 196 years in prison. ney was a pharmacist for more than igust Courtney , therapy „ : and pmbezzling pillions of •pilars. ney ' s Prial was set for Inarch 11, rtney ipto196 n prison. THROWN INTO $20,000 between 1998 and 2001 compared to the $40,000 to $50,000 made between 1993- 1998 In Dec. 2001, the Center received 13 tons of rec clables, less than half of the average 33 tons receixed before 1998. Cit - Manager Mark THE TRASH Chesnut said employees would lose their jobs, but would still be taken care of Although the Center closed, the city still encouraged people to recycle through independent companies by offering to pick up the recyclable goods. S LOCAL ' MINI MAG l) I . ' .ill SI. ( I.I STORM LEAVES ICY PATH OF DESTRUCTION Winter weather leaves Kansas City residents without power and heat for days leading President George W. Bush to proclaim the dania};ed area in a state of eniergeney VV • - — r— — -rw Milit winter wviithtT tiinii l ilannoniiis w luii . stonn left ;i trail ot snow and itv tnini ' IVxxs t( Now York. Ice hit the aa i haitl, resulting in Pn-siiiini George V. Biishdetlaiing 33 Mi-s-sourieountii and .35 counties in Kansas national disa. ti r areas. This allo vdindi iduals in the counties to hi ' eligible for gowmmental assLstaiicv. helping the state governments who were tr ing to get electricity back to 412.000 Missouri ami 4;V .000 Kans;is residents. Those in the Kans;i Cit arva wvre without electridt ' for oxier a vivk. cana ' lling .schtxil. meetings and dosing down businesses. N ' e;irl - 1.800 repair workers were brougl 1 1 trom across the nation to help restore electriii I to residents. Kansas Cit ' Power IJght paid lor their lodging, adding to an already stiflini; .imount in exists. Delav ' s in returning fXDwer back to the area lead to reports of %iolent threats when crews were unable to repair lines quickly. One cre % a ' ported a presumably intoxicated man witli a ;un demanding his power be restored. Off-duty police officers were hired to escort crews and protect sites the workers were repairing. Security vas also hireti to protect utility trucks at hotels where out-of-t() Mi crews were staying. Crews were able to restore po ver by Feb. 8. Officials antidpated one of the largest clean- up efforts in history costing Missouri $22 million and Kansiis $P million in damages. On the campus nl Central Missouri Stale University in VVarrensburg, students walk ihrouRh an icy wonderland, the result of a major winter storm. The ice storm covered a multi-slate area resulting in disaster declarations in Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri photo by David Stonner ' Feb.18 Veteran FBI agent Robert Hanssen was arrested and accused of spying for Russia for more than 15 years. A4ij ilMag Hfe J 7 y March 5 -Vice President Dick Cheney was hospitalized after feeling chest pains. -A freshman at Santana High School near San Diego was arrested for firing on classmates, killing two and injuring 13. March 19 -California officials declared a power alert and order rolling blackouts. -About two weeks later. Pacific Gas and Electric filed for bankruptcy in an offshoot of the California energy crisis. n i!;S? t otA6fl .; ' »J ;S. ' -.i ' V In the News. luring the afternoon, Samantha Fox works as a disc jockey tor KDLX. " I ' m excited about being on It will allow broadcasting majors opportunities to get more experience. " photo by Amanda Byler Scott Phillips unpus radio station to hit airwaves on low power FM never recognized as an official radio station. Because the call letters were never registered, KDLX had to be changed to KZLX-LP. M low- power FM stations ended their call letters with LP under Federal Communications Commission rules. Staff members of KDLX were delighted with the acceptance of the tower and thought it would benefit the campus. " I think the tower is a great improvement to the campus, " Samantha Fo.x said. " I am really excited about working on the radio now. " year ago, KDLX applied to participate in jw breed of radio broadcasting, low power ' .. Low power FM was designed for smaller •as, to keep citizens informed about nmunity affairs. The campus station ;an the process of going on air b - getting )roval for a construction permit, nee KDLX had been broadcasting on )le channel 9, much of the necessan. ' lipment was already in working order. An ;enna and a transmitter were all that was ;ded to begin broadcasting through radio. DLX began over 40 years ago, but was Scott Phillips novation proposals offer to reshape city skyline )owntown Kansas City was in the )cess of being revitalized after jposals were made to renovate the iman Sports Complex, ' he SI. 8 million plan was headed by nsas City Mayor Kay Barnes. Both the nsas City Royals and Kansas City iefs promised to extend their leases ough 2027 if the plan went through. !hanges included an increase in troom and concession areas and new taurant. New seating facilities would be added at both Kauffman and Arrowhead stadiums as well. Another project placed on the backburner was a deal to possibly build a new arena in Kansas City. To pay for these renovations, money would come from numerous areas: S150 million from a proposed extension of bi- state sales tax, SlOO million financed through diversion of state sales and withholding S50 million in projects from the Chiefs and Rovals. Road Hazard on Interstate 70 Thousands of gallons of atomic waste could soon be traveling Missouri highways. Heading to a burial site in Xexada, toxic waste from around the countn- may travel through the state in the next few yejirs. The site was set to open in 2010; however, transportation through Missouri could begin before that. Nuclear acti ists said that the highway transfer would be a threat to the state. Acti ists protesting against the shipments point to the poor condition of Interstate 70 where the toxic waste would travel. Missouri residents also raised concerns about the safet)- of the casks containing the waste. In the last few years there were over 2,000 shipments of to.xic waste traveling across the countr -, eight of which have resulted in incidents that released small amounts of radioacti itN Barnes Nobles National Campus Hardcover Ficrtion 2001 Bestsellers 1 Harry Potter ■ the Chamber of Secrets J.K. Rowling 2 Harry Potter the Goblet of Fire J.K. Rowling 3 The Corrections Jonathan Franzen 4 Harry Potter S: the Sorcerer ' s Stone J.K. Rowling 5 Balzac the Little Chinese Seamstress Dal Sijie 6 Harry Potter the Prisoner of Azkaban J.K. Rowling 7 The Fellowship ofthe Ring Visual Companion Jude Fisher 8 Basket Case Carl Hiaasen 9 Best Loved Poems of Jaajueline Kennedy Onasss Caroline Kerinet - 10 A Bend in the Road Nicholas Sparks March 20 Following an explosion, the world ' s biggest floating oil ng, owned by Brazil ' s Petrobras, sank in the South Atlantic Ocean. Eleven people died and 316,000 gallons of diesel fuel poured into the ocean. March 21 -The U.S. Supreme Court ruled hospitals cannot test pregnant women for drug use without their consent. -United States ordered 51 Russian diplomats to leave. March 23 After 15 years in operation, Russian space station Mir plunged into the South Pacific Ocean. I nrAi k:AJ . j ' i KrJA SLOCAb MINI MAG Iiiritiljiarcr Inn Brockovich ortii-s Ihi- OKmpii Flame during the .HH). ' S.1I1 lake City Olympic Torih Relay Ian. lb in Pasadena, Calif, photo by Todd Wanhaw Getty Imagei b Ann llurnion LOCAIS CARRY PATRIOTIC FIRE Crowding the streets in a patriotic fenor, thousands of spectators lent support to N ' odaway Count - residents. Local farmer Denny Parman of Pickering. Mo.. Mar ville Middle School Principal Keith No%vland and former students Laurie DenOuden and Matt Abele were chosen to participate in the relay to the Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games. Four of the 11.500 runners, these community members were chosen to participate in the relay that brought the torch from Athens, Greece to the Rice-Eccles Olympic Stadium. Each participant carried the torch one fifth of a mile. Through St. .Joseph and out to Interstate 29. the torch ranners were greeted by cheering fans wa ing American flags. From there, the torch headed to Omaha. In its 65-day course, the torch traveled 13,500 miles before reaching Salt Lake City for the opening of the Olympics. March 31 Police arrest Slol odan Milosevic prior to handing him over to the U.N. tribunal for a war crimes trial. Aprlh A U.S. Navy surveillance plane collided with a Chinese fighter over South China Sea and makes an emergency landing at a military airfield on China ' s Hainan Island. The Chinese pilot died in the collision. China ' s president demands a U.S. apology for the accident and 10 days later the country agrees to free the 14-member U.S. crew. April? NASA launched the Mars Odyssey spacecraft. In the News Area .school rcprcsenls excellence in education National recognition was given to a Missouri school district for efforts in improving education. The United .Stales Department of l.ilucalion awarded the North Nodaway .School District national recognition for their outstanding teacher development program. Four years ago. North Nodaway started Circles of Learning. " " Cooperative Learning Environment " and " Culture of Collaboration. " These programs were designed to improve teaching strategies that helped students gain a better understanding of subject matter. To receive national recognition, students and teachers had to display academic improvement over a three-year period. North Nodaway was one of five school districts in the nation selected for this award. University adds new features for students Three new additions to the Northwest campus grabbed students ' attention. Construction of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity house. Cyber Cafe and e-dome gave students new social and academic outlets. The new Phi Sigma Kappa house was rebuilt where the old house once stood. Taking care of fire ha .ards in the previous house, the new accommodations met the needs of the growing chapter. More bedrooms, a trophy room, a larger computer lab and twice the total floor space were added features to the house. Giving students further access to computers, the Cyber Cafe was added next to the Cellar in the basement of the University Conference Center. Students could sit in restaurant style booths, while checking e-mail or finishing a project. The idea was proposed by Student Senate, giving students access to computers after the library closed at midnight. Also expanding computer access was the e-dome outside Java City in .I.W. .Jones Student Union. Four computers were an added convenience in Internet access for public use. ■ ' Mini M ac •..K ' v ' S .V» ' , ' Vn ' )• .. : i. . . ' ' . ' •- ' Bring TALENT and OPPORTUNITY Together! ontact the Office of Career Services For more information www. careerserv Administration Building Room 130(660)562-1250 Opening the Door for Flexible Learning! ' ) Northwest !) Missouri I Educational ortUuK McKemy Center for Lifelong Learning 800 UNIVERSITY DR - MARYVILLE PH: (660)562-1113 FAX: (660)562-1949 WORKING TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF EDUCATION THROUGH TECHNOLOGY , . ' - J f Alpha Sigma Alpha CONGRATULATIONS, LADIES! National 4 Star Chapter - First in Grades 1 00 year Anniversary Nov. 1 5, 2001 Intramural Football Champions Aspire, Seek, Attain! CELEBRATING 100 YEARS LncAi Office of University Advancement Alumni Relations " Development Northwest Foundation Inc. fe Advancement Center ■ 624 College Avenue Alumni House ■ 640 College Avenue (660)562-1248 - ' M ini Mag ' « r ' ivi4 ' ' .n ' % ' 3L ' i ' l . ' s v v ' S ,Vr ' Vn ' « ' .: ;y:}. K . ' J. ' .. ' ■ LOCAI MINI MAG 1 the News ' hild abuse ends in death charges against a mother and her jON-friend arose after the death of a 2-year- )ld. Dav-un P.J. BoatwTight died Jan. 17, after lis mother ' s boyfriend, 21-year-old Michael Beattie, allegedly abused ioatwright and another child. Boatwright vas taken to St. Francis Hospital and later lied after being transferred to Children ' s vlercy Hospital in Kansas Cit ' . No charges vere filed in consideration of the second ?hild who was not hospitalized. Arraigned Jan. 29, Beattie was charged on wo counts of Class C felony and held in he Nodaway County Jail on $100,000 lond. Amy Clark. Boatwright ' s mother, also " aced four felony charges of child mdangerment because Beattie allegedly lad abused the child before this incident. University grieves losses Winter holidays normally were a joyous time " or family and friends. Two families, however, vere left asking questions . Thanksgiving break was marked with sadness at the death of freshman John DaNTSon, who died Nov. 22 from Neisseria meningitide. commonly known as meningitis. A memorial service was held in St. Joseph Sfov. 24. The Universitv ' memorial bell ringing service was Dec. 11. Another family was left to fiH a tragic void ifter the mysterious death of Julia Vogel. Her 3ody was found Dec. 28 outside Fo. Cove Apartments where she had been isiting a Friend. Vogel had died from h pothermia and i as last seen leaving the apartment at 10 p.m. A small cut was found on her lip, but it was aot knovvTi whether her death was caused by foul play. Vogel was the mother of three and was [completing her education as a business economics major. A memorial bell ringing service was held for Vogel Jan. 31. by Ann Harmon Tragic ending in Easton Hearings begin for a 15-year-old ' s alleged murderer in puzzling trial leaving friends and family asking ' why ' Community members were left looking for answers in December writh the abduction of an Easton, Mo. girl. Sarah McCoy was first presumed abducted Dec. 3, when her father arrived at home to find her backpack in the house, the front door open and her keys and portable compact disc player in the front yard. She had been last seen getting off her school bus at 3:45 p.m. In a rally of support, more than 150 communitv " members gathered to search for the 15-year-old. Two days later, the search ended when her body was found near a creek bed off Missouri State Route W. Gathering in remembrance McCoy ' s funeral was held at East Buchanan High School, where she attended. Over 400 people attended the ser ice. After putting her to rest, the case continued. In the search for her assailant, a 16-year-old boy was charged Dec. 7 with McCoy ' s abduction. Jan. 25, authorities dropped the abduction charge, discussing the possibility ' of replacing it with kidnapping and second degree murder. Buchanan County Circuit Judge Patrick Robb decided that the boy could be tried as an adult. In a quick turn of events, authorities in St. Joseph released the suspect. Buchanan County Prosecuting Attorney, Dwight Scroggins, chose to release the youth, stating authorities lacked evidence needed to proceed with an adult criminal trial. According to Scroggins, the release did not mean the youth was innocent. Scroggins did state he was not the only suspect in the case. On Feb. 13 the youth ' s name was released. With lab results as backing, Zacheriah Tripp was arrested based on tests showing McCoy spent time in Tripp ' s car before her murder. After Sarah ' s brother ' s high school graduation Sarah McCoy |oins her mom Michelle, brother Kyle and Father George tor a family picture. Family and friends mourned the death of the 15-year-old. photo provided by Kyle McCoy Cornstalks were found under Tripp ' s vehicle on the day of McCoy ' s abduction. This led authorities to believe Tripp was involved because her body was found near a cornfield. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for March to review evidence in the crime and Tripp ' s alleged involvement. If con icted, Tripp would face up to life in prison. April 9 American Airlines ' parent company acquired bankrupt Trans World Airlines, becoming America ' s No. i carrier. Aprihi Several days after a black man was shot by a white police officer in Cincinnati, Mayor Charles Luken declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew to halt riots. Students remember |ohn Davison after his memorial service Dec.11. Davison passed away after his meningitis spread to his bloodstream, photo by Amanda Byler April 30 -A Russian spacecraft carrying the first space tourist, American Dennis Tito, docked with the international space station. -On the same day intern Chandra Levy was last seen at a health club near her apartment in Washington, D.C. before vanishing. Local f,( ' t i. i ' %A. - u .f Office of University Advancement Alumni Relations " Development Northwest Foundation Inc. r . ti ' ' u " ' ■ - -i -m m. Advancement Center ■ 624 College Avenue Alumni House ■ 640 College Avenue (660)562-1248 K ; ; ' .; ' iav:i6 :)Oi: ;K v ' v ,.vvw : ;yj:»: :; " : . . LOG AT MINI MAG I the N ews hild abuse ends in death charges against a mother and her ON-friend arose after the death of a 2-year- Id. Da -un P.J. BoatwTight died Jan. 17, after is mother ' s boyfriend, 21-year-old lichael Beattie, allegedly abused oatiwight and another child. BoatwTight as taken to St. Francis Hospital and later ied after being transferred to Children ' s lercy Hospital in Kansas City. No charges ere filed in consideration of the second bild who was not hospitalized. i rraigned Jan. 29, Beattie w-as charged on vo counts of Class C felony and held in re Nodaway County Jail on $100,000 ond. Amy Clark. Boatwright ' s mother, also iced four felony charges of child ndangerment because Beattie allegedly ad abused the child before this incident. Jniversity grieves losses VV ' inter holidays normally were a joyous time )r family and friends. Two families, however, ' ere left asking questions . Thanksgiving break was marked with adness at the death of freshman John laxison, who died Nov. 22 from Neisseria •leningitide, commonly known as meningitis. A memorial senice was held in St. .Joseph lov. 24. The University memorial bell ringing snice was Dec. 11. Another family was left to fill a tragic void fter the mysterious death of Julia ' ogel. Her ody was found Dec. 28 outside Fox Cove ipartments where she had been isiting a iend. ' ogel had died from h pothermia and , ' as last seen lea ing the apartment at 10 p.m. A small cut was found on her lip, but it was ot known whether her death was caused by 3ul play. Vogel was the mother of three and was ompleting her education as a business conomics major. A memorial bell ringing ervice was held for Vogel Jan. 31. by Ann Harmon Tragic ending in Easton Hearings begin for a 15-year-old ' s alleged murderer in puzzling trial leaving friends and family asking ' why ' Community members v rere left looking for answers in December vvith the abduction of an Easton, Mo. girl. Sarah McCoy was first presumed abducted Dec. 3, when her father arrived at home to find her backpack in the house, the front door open and her keys and portable compact disc player in the front yard. She had been last seen getting off her school bus at 3:45 p.m. In a rally of support, more than 150 community members gathered to search for the 15-year-old. Two days later, the search ended when her body was found near a creek bed off Missouri State Route T. Gathering in remembrance McCoy ' s funeral was held at East Buchanan High School, where she attended. Over 400 people attended the service. After putting her to rest, the case continued. In the search for her assailant, a 16-year-old boy was charged Dec. 7 with McCoy ' s abduction. Jan. 25, authorities dropped the abduction charge, discussing the possibility of replacing it with kidnapping and second degree murder. Buchanan Countv " Circuit Judge Patrick Robb decided that the boy could be tried as an adult. In a quick turn of events, authorities in St. Joseph released the suspect. Buchanan County Prosecuting Attorney, Dwight Scroggins, chose to release the youth, stating authorities lacked evidence needed to proceed with an adult criminal trial. According to Scroggins, the release did not mean the youth was innocent. Scroggins did state he was not the only suspect in the case. On Feb. 13 the outh ' s name was released. With lab results as backing, Zacheriah Tripp was arrested based on tests showing McCoy spent time in Tripp ' s car before her murder. After Sarah ' s brother ' s high school graduation Sarah McCoy joins her mom Michelle, brother Kyle and Father George for a family picture. Family and friends mourned the death of the 1 5-year-old. photo provided by Kyle McCov Cornstalks were found under Tripp ' s vehicle on the day of McCoy ' s abduction. This led authorities to believe Tripp was involved because her body was found near a cornfield. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for March to review evidence in the crime and Tripp ' s alleged involvement. If convicted, Tripp would face up to life in prison. April 9 American Airlines ' parent company acquired bankrupt Trans World Airlines, becoming America ' s No. i carrier. April 11 Several days after a black man was shot by a white police officer in Cincinnati, Mayor Charles Luken declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew to halt riots. Students remember John Davison after his nemorial service Dec.ll. Davison passed iway after his meningitis spread to his )loodstream. photo by Amanda Byler April 30 -A Russian spacecraft carrying the first space tourist, American Dennis Tito, docked with the international space station. -On the same day intern Chandra Levy was last seen at a health club near her apartment in Washington, D.C. before vanishing. Local S ATTONAT M N MAG 1) 1 lish.i 1 liiimpsDii Economic state remains top concern Rocession, unemployment and layoffs create problems as government attempts to improve nation ' s economy and handle the downward spiral in business affairs Dipping into recession and rising unemployment, the year 2001 left tlu- economy in a whirlwind. Reductions in spending by the federal government attempted to ease the strained economy and corporations who were hit with rapidlv declining incomes. By March 2001. economists declared an economic recession, with corporate profits entering their steepest decline in years and unemployment hitting a six- year high. Attempting to reboot the economy, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates seven times in eight months hoping to prevent a recession. Hopes were crushed after the Sept. 11 tragedy when businesses of every kind saw buyers disappear. " It ' s (Sept. 11) clearly had a large impact. " John Baker said, associate professor of accounting, economics and tlnance. " The resulting security costs and all of that will continue to be a drag on the economy. " Quick, sharp, interest-rate cuts kept mortgage-rates low, spurring home sales. Many homeowners jumped at the chance to refinance mortgages, lower monthly payments and free up spending cash. Low rates also allowed U.S. carmakers to jolt sales with big incentives throughout 2001 and launched a zero- percent financing bonanza that sent sales soaring after Sept. 11. While interest rates skyrocketed, so did unemployment. Fallout from the terrorist attacks eliminated approximately 1.6 million jobs in major U.S. cities. Economists forecasted a rise in the nation ' s unemployment rate to 5.8 percent. Many companies coped with the recession by r.idc ,111(1 (liTks wiirk ,il Ml. hi. ji;,. Mrrc antilf I i h,ini;c «) .ittiT ihc Open M ( Dniriiiltci- [ikhIl- ils iitsi anruiuiKenifMl ol iht- sear on shorl-term interest rates. The Euro dollar con; was a benchmark tor U.S. short-term rates. Photo by Tim Boyle Cetly Images cutting production, trimming hours and where no Social Security taxes were taken laying-off workers. out of payroll checks. The Bush administration tried several Baker disagreed with Bush ' s stimulus different tax breaks in an attempt to package and tax breaks, stimulate the economy and turn around " His tax cuts are all generated toward ' , the unemployment numbers. the supply side. " Baker said. " But there ' s- .■ s the largest tax rebate program in no demand. His answer is to cut taxes ofi history. $17 billion were sent to American rich. That ' s the only platform he seems to taxpayers last summer. Bush hoped understand. He ' s saying there is only one people would spend the rebates, and in answer, to cut taxes of the rich. That ' s noti turn, spur the economy and was joined by a stimulus plan. He needs to create ai retailers, travel agents, banks, clerics and demand. " charities who all wanted a piece of the Even after both tax breaks, the nation money. sunk deeper into recession whil Another tax break initiated by Congress consumers and politicians attempted to called for a one-month payroll tax holiday ease the economy out of its slump. May 16 -Rxmer FBI agent Robert Hanssen was irxjicted on charges of spying for Mosccw. -Fourteen-year-old Flonda tx)y, Nathaniel Brazill, was convicted of second-degree murder in the shooting death of his teacher. -Charlie Robertson, the mayor of York, Pa., said he will surrender to face murder charges arising from 1969 race riots. May 19 Utah polygamist Tom Green was convicted of bigamy and criminal nonsupport. The s3-year-old Mormon fundamentalist, who had five wives and 30 children, was sentenced to five years in prison on Aug. 24 in Utah ' s biggest polygamy case in nearly 50 years. May 14 Sen. James Jeffords of Vermont left the Republican Party to become an Independent, tilting Senate control to the Democrats. -12 INI Mag VNK.i : ' MV Jif-itho()v- ' L v ' .v V),St ' A : j: j. ' j ' y Marlisa Carillo lankruptcy turns off business " blue light " specials Debt began a devastating dou-nward spiral ir a once prominent business early in the !ar. Kmart, a discount store chain, filed for hapter 11 bankruptcy on Jan. 22, pro iding le corporation with court protection from ■editors. Reportedly, the filing was the largest retail inkruptcy in histor ' . Kmart ' s assets added p to S16.3 billion, its liabilities S11.3 llion. Kmart owed S78 million to the food )mpany Fleming Co., who suspended lipment to stores until further notice. The 2001 holiday season proved poor for mart, who tried lowering prices to compete ith other similar discount chains. Studies id polls showed customers ranked Kmart ;low both Wal-Mart and Target. Several strategies were used to tr - and )mpete. Kmart changed some of its store. ' ; irmats in 1997, introducing a larger store, ig Kmart, complete with a grocery section. Despite the adjustments they continued to ise money. CEO Charles Conaway decided I cut prices on all items, trving to match le No. 1 discount chain Wal-Mart. When ' al-Mart lowered its prices again, Kmart )uld not compete. Kmart planned to reorganize its finances, well as evaluate and assess all 2,114 stores i ' the end of the first quarter of 2002. Those lat had the least profit would be cut from y Kat ' orkink Court drops monopoly accusations against Microsoft A Kmart sign hangs above the store Aug. 1 in New York Cit ' . Kmart lost ground to rival Wal- Mart Stores Inc. in the battle to attract bargain- minded shoppers amidst a recession of the U.S. economy. Photo by Mario Tama Cetty Imager the chain ' s collection of stores. Kmart remained open until the corporate office completed the evaluation process on th e financial status of each business. The U.S. Government abandoned its case gainst Microsoft ' s monopoly and instead ■eated restraints on the company ' s designs id marketing strategies. Assistant Attorney General Charles A. imes of the Justice Department ' s antitrust ivision said they were not backing down hen they dropped Microsoft ' s case Sept. 6. The appeals court did uphold the case jntesting that there was an illegal monopoh ' 1 Microsoft ' s operating-svstem sofhvare for ersonal computers. Judges also affirmed lat Microsoft had illegally made their own ava programming language incompatible with other companies. New strategies focused on the conduct of the company, rather than its structure. This required Microsoft to let other corporations make and market competing versions of Windows. They would not be able to participate in e.xclusive deal-making or discriminatorv ' pricing. After the decision was made, the Justice Department and state officials decided to end proceedings on another charge, alleging Microsoft had illegally tied Internet Explorer to the Windows operating system. Regulations continue to be created. Junei June 11 A suicide bomber attacked a Tei Aviv Timothy McVeigh was executed by nightclub, killing himself and 16 lethal injection at the federal prison in Israelis. On the same day the king. Terre Haute, Ind., for the Oklahoma queen and seven other members of City bombing. He was the first federal Nepal ' s royal family were slain by a prisoner executed in 38 years. crown prince in a palace shooting. Jnoi» who have paiied Claude Shannon April 30. 1916-Feb. 24. 2001 (information theorist) Invented binar - code and bits Mathematical Theory of Communication. Died of .Alzheimer ' s Disease. Leopold Page 1914-March 9, 2001 Oeathergoods retailer historian) Told HoUx-wood the stop, of how Oskar Schindler saved his family and 1.000 other Je %-s, and ad ' isor to the mo ie Schindler ' s List. Died of natural causes. Morton DoM-ney, Jr. Dec. 9, 1933-March 12, 2001 (talk show host) Had half a lung. Died of lung disease. John Phillips . ug. 30. 1935-March 18, 2001 (singer) Founded the Mamas and the Papas. Died of heart failure. Norma MacMillan 1921-March 21,2001 (cartoon voice) Voice of Casper and Sweet PoUv Purebread, mother of .Alison .Amgrim {Little House on the airie). Died of a heart attack. William Hanna July 14, 1910-March 22. 2001 (cartoon creator) Directed cartoons including Huckleberry Hound, The flintstones anA The Jetsons. partner of Joseph Barbara. Died of natural causes. David Graf .April 16. 1950-April 7. 2001 (actor) Played Tacklebeny in the Police Academy mo ies. Di ed of a heart attack. Han-ey R. Ball 1921-.April 12. 2001 (graphic designer) Created the famous smile ' face in 1963 doing work for an insurance company, he made S45. Died of natural causes. CUff HUlegass 191 " -.May 5. 2001 (businessman) Immortalized as the man who invented ' " Cliffs Notes. " Died of natural causes. Douglas Adams March 11. 1952-May 11. 2001 (comic writer) Wrote Hitchhiker ' s Guide to the Galaxy. Died of a heart attack. Perry Como April 22. 1939-May 12,2001 (singer) Helped pioneer variet " shows on television in the 1950s. Died from natural causes. Jason Miller .April 22. 1939-May 13. 2001 (pla " Tight actor) Wrote That Championship Season starred in The Exorcist. Died of a heart attack. Patricia Hilliard Robertson .March 12, 1963-May 24. 2001 (astronaut) Phracian, pilot and astronaut. Died wMe testing an experimental aircraft. Hank Ketcham March 14, 1920-June 1, 2001 (cartoonist) Creator of Dermis the Menace. Died of heart disease. John Lee Hooker .Aug. 22, 1917-June 21, 2001 (bluesman) Known as the " Father of Boogie. " Died of natural causes. Carroll O ' Connor .Aug. 2, 1924-June 21, 2001 (actor) Acted in television ' s In the Heat of the Might asiA All in the Family. Died of a heart attack. Jack Lemmon Feb. 8, 1925-June 27. 2001 (actor) Played Felix in the movie version of The OddCoupleanA starred in 98 movies, many v ith Walter Matthau. Died of cancer. Katharine Graham June 16. 1917-July 17. 2001 (publisher) Head of The Washington Post Co. for manvvears. Died from compUcations from a fall. ' " Christopher Hewett .April 1921-Aug. 3, 2001 (actor) Played Mr. Belvedere in television series. Died from complications of cUabetes. Sir Fred Ho ie June 24, 1915-.Aug. 20. 2001 (astronomer, science fiction writer) One of the last adherents of the " steady state " theory and coined the term " big bang " to describe the creation of the univ erse. Died of a stroke. SiVATTONAT M N MAG l) I rish.i I liiiiii|is iii Plot thickens inside Enron Fiasco In estigation continues to tvvist and turn through a maze of evidence, hearings and controvers ' in one of the biggest scandals invohing corporate America ' s business practices Inwstisations into document slueiiilinj;. accounting practices and death followed after Enron, a Houston-based energ - tradins company, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Leaving employees without jobs and retirement savings. Enron filed for protection Dec. 2. making it the biggi i corporate bankruptcy in U.S. history. Controversy surrounding Enron began when top executives cashed more than $1 billion in company stock in . ugust 2000. .About 600 selective Enron employees received more than $100 million in bonuses in November. The company also used comple.x [lartnerships to keep S500 million in debt liisguised so it could continue with business. . t North est. students and faculty were shocked when Enron was exposed. .lennifer Romada said news of the Enron investigation was disheartening. " You realize that corruption occurs at a corporate le el, " Romada said. " They went through a whole bunch of loopholes to be able to do this. " Professor of accounting, economics and finance, Mark Jelavich, said Enron ' s bankniptcy was surprising. " I think it became more alarming at the extent that the auditors were involved, " Jela ich said. Enron generously contributed to political campaigns in 2000. Producing more than .$,500,000 in campaign funds, they were the largest group of contributors to George VV. Bush ' s campaign. The Bush administration had top advisors and officials involved v ith Enron. Man ' critics thought Enron had legislative pull in till ' White House. The General Former Enron Chairman Kenneth Lay raises his right hand as he Is sworn In bet ' ore the Senate Committee (jn Commerce Science and Transportation Feb. 1 2 In Washington, D.C. Lay executed his fifth amendment right and refused to testify before the Senate Committee that was Investigating the collapse of the Enron Corporation.! pho(o by Mark Wilson Cetty Images Accounting Office sued the White House attempting to force the release of information concerning its energ ' task force, on which the GAO believed Enron had an undue influence. Connections with Enron had other ramifications for a former Enron executive who was found dead inside a ear with a gim shot wound in a suburb of Houston. The police ruled J. Clifford Baxter ' s death as an apparent suicide; however, police awaited test results on physical evidence collected at the scene. . lthough Enron reorganized its finances with the help from the government and other companies, their future was unclear. Involved with allegations of paper .shredding in the . nderson Accounting Firm has not helped their cause. Both businesses continue to be under investigation for their actions. June20 -New York native Lori Berenson was convicted in Peru of collaborating with rebels and was sentenced to io years in prison. -Andrea Yates was arrested in Houston after telling police stie drowned her five children. -J AiNi AAag Julyi Robert Tools received the world ' s first self-contained artificial heart in Louisville. Ky. He died on Nov. 30 from organ complications not related to his heart transplant. Aug. 9 President Bush approved federal funding only for existing lines of embryonic stem cells. :dhA:-A( i:Mjjoi: jy Alexi Groumoutis Disappearance of intern puzzles investigators A California congressman found himself in he middle of a scandal when an intern msteriously disappeared. Chandra Le y, a 24-year-old intern at the federal Bureau of Prisons in Wash., D.C., was ast seen .- pril 30. at a Washington gsm. Le y lad planned to moxe back to her home in Vlodesto, Calif., but never made it there. California Congressman Gar - Condit was iccused of having an affair witli Le y before ler disappearance. Den ing the accusations, t was not until the fourth interview with police hat Condit admitted his relationship with je y was more than professional. Condit claimed the last time he saw Lew vas April 24, when the two discussed future jlans. Investigators were not able to link the congressman with Levy ' s disappearance. . " Vfter the disappearance, Condit attempted stop a flight attendant from giving nvestigators information claiming that she ilso had an affair with Condit. Claiming their •elationship started in 2000, the flight ittendant said the relationship did not end intil she found out about Levy ' s lisappearance. Condit faced possible A flyer distributed bv the lamilv and friends of missing 24-year-okl Chandra Levv ' is held during a candlelight vigil May 19, 2001 in Washington, D.C. Levy, who disappeared April 30, 2001, had just completed an internship with the Federal Bureau of Prisons and is considered a missing person by police. photo by Alex Wong Getty Images obstruction of justice charges. The search continued for Levy, as authorities still had no leads in the case. jy Ann Harmon Medical research sparks debate in ethical research Controversy quickly erupted when iiscussion began involving the ethics of stem :ell research. President George W. Bush ' s declaration hat research on certain strands of stem cells could receive federal funding sparked lebate. Researchers argued that the strands jualified for the funding, only about one hird were viable for studies. Advocators of stem cell research were excited about possibilities these strands could offer health patients. Strong evidence •evealed stem cells could help in finding a cure for illnesses such as Alzheimer ' s, uvenile diabetes and Parkinson ' s disease. Other advancements came from the •esearch of James Thomson, biologist at the LTniversity of Wisconsin-Madison. He transformed stem cells into blood cells, a possible use in future blood transfusions. Researchers in Florida found ways to use them in repairing injured spinal cords. The Florida universities were potential sites for specialized stem cell producing labs. Opposition came from anti-abortionists arguing stem cell research was unethical, but did think using adult stem cells was acceptable. Much of this research stopped after officials banned human cloning. While fetus stem cell growth was banned, moral issues made lawmakers reluctant to take a definite side on the issue. Research still continued as both sides debated the issue. Aug. 13 Ford Motor Co. agreed to settle for a i billion lawsuit ttiat alleged its cars and trucks stall because of defective ignition switches. Jacques Nasser Is removed as CEO of Ford Motor Co. on Oct. 30. Aug. 20 Nikolay Soltys, a 27-year-old Ukrainian immigrant living in Sacramento, Calif., fled after killing his wife and five other relatives. He was captured 10 days later. nose who naua paiiad . aliyah Dana Houghton Jait. 16, 1979-Aug. 25, 2001 (singer actress) She was to have appeared in the next t vo Matrix movies and was a popular liip hop singer. Died in a plane crash. Christiaan Barnard Nov. 8. 1922-Sept. 2. 2001 (surgeon) Performed the first heart transplant in South . frica in 1967. Died of an asthma attack. Troy Donahue Jan. 27. 2001-Sept. 2. 2001 (actor) Teen heart throb of the early 1960s. Died from a heart attack. David Angell 1948-Sept. 11. 2001 (producer) E. ecutive producer of " roy r. Died in the terrorist attacks. Barbara Olson 1956-Sept. 11, 2001 (political commentator) Former congressional investigator who called her husband twice while on hijacked plane to relay details. Died in terrorist attacks. Victor Wong July 30, 1927-Sept. 12, 2001 (actor newscaster) Renassaince man who found fame playing wise Chinese men in the movies such as Big Trouble in Little China. Died from heart failure. Emilie Schindler Oct. 22, 1907-Oct. 5, 2001 (humanitarian) Wife of Oskar Schindler, who helped save 1.000 Jews during WWII. Died from effects of a stroke. Ken Kesey Sept. 17. 1935-Nov. 10, 2001 (author) Wrote One Flew Over the Cuckoo ' s Nest and was one of the Merry Pranksters. Died of liver cancer. Albert Hague Oct. 13. 1920-Nov. 12. 2001 (actor, composer) Played the teacher on Fame and composed the music for How the Grinch Stole Christinas. Died of cancer. Carrie Donovan March 22, 1928-Nov. 12, 2001 (editor Old Navy icon) Well-known fashion editor whobecame famous in Old Navy commercials with her big glasses and little dog. Died of natural causes. Mary Kay Ash May 12, 1918-Nov. 22, 2001 (businesswoman) Started Mary " Kay cosmetics company. Died of natural causes. George Harrison Feb. 25. 1943-Nov. 29, 2001 (musician) Known as the quiet Beatle. he had individual success with " My Sweet Lord. " Died of brain cancer. Eileen Heckart March 29, 1919-Dec. 31. 2001 (actress) Acted in Butterflies Are Free ani played Aunt Flo in the Mary Tyler Moore Show. Died of cancer. Dave Thomas July 2, 1932-Jan. 8, 2002 (commercial icon businessman) Started the Wendy ' s fast food chain and appeared in himdreds of commercials. Died of cancer. Ted Denune Oct. 26, 1963-Jan. 14, 2002 (director) Directed Beautiful Girls ani Blow. Died of heart attack in cocaine overdose. Carrie Hamilton Dec. 5. 1963-Jan. 21, 2002 (actress writer) Co-wrote the play Hollywood Arms h her mother Carol Burnett. Died of cancer. Peggy Lee May 26, 1920-Jan. 21, 2002 (singer) Famous for the song " Is That All There Is? " Died of a heart attack. Astrid lindgren Nov. 14, 1907-Jan. 28, 2002 (writer) Wrote Pippi Longstocking snA other children ' s books. Died from natural causes. Princess Margaret of England Aug. 21, 1930- Feb. 9. 2002 (royalty) Countess of Snowdon and sister to Elizabeth, queen of England. Died from a series of strokes. Waylon Jennings June 15, 1937-Feb. 13. 2002 (country ' singer) Famous singer, also sung the theme song to Dukes of Hazard. Died of diabetes. hJ V4TT0NAT MINI MAG l) Kat oikiiik Rudolph Giuliani, mayor of New York and a potential Republican candidate tor the Senate, listens to -piMkiTs during a ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial May 1 8, 2000 in New York City. Giuliani . as named " Person of the Year " by Time Magazine, photo by Chris l-londros Newsmakers New York City ' s ' man ' Magazine recognizes impact of one mayor ' s leadership role .As the Twin Towers of tlie World Trade crumbled to the ground in a horrific attack, one man stood as a pillar of strength for his cit ' and was named " Person of the Year. " Mayor Rudolph Giuliani recently completed his duties as mayor of New York City and was selected to receive the great honor from ' ' ime magazine. Recognition w " as based on his actions following the events of Sept. 11. Giuliani. howe er. stated that the people of New York inspired him. In his opinion the - were the people of the year, the reason he was awarded the title. Because of their efforts and strength, the cit - pulled together. After the terrorist attacks, Giuliani scheduled meeting times with man ' of the ictims ' family members around the city. He encouraged workers at ground zero and took on the crucial role as decision-maker in a number of ciitical areas. Working hard to support the people of New York, Giuliani was their.strength.Wlien French President .Jacques Chirac isited the cit -, he dubbed Giuliani " Rudy the Rock. " In 7 ' ime magazine ' s issue of " Person of the Year, " Giuliani said, " When I gave my talk, I sjiid, T was ver - tired when I got here, but I have a great deal of energ ' now because of you. ' I realized that one of the ways I could get through this is b - going to ser ices. Tlies- make iiic feel useful. They ' re heartbreaking, but inspirational. I see families and tliink, if they can do it, sou can do it. " Taking on a tremendous leadership role, Giuliani brought a cit - together in the midst of a trageds ' . Aug. 23 -A Frenchman using a motor- driven parachute was arrested after becoming snagged on the Statue of Liberty. - Rep. Gary Condit denied any involvement in Chandra Levy ' s disappearance. Sept. 1 -Little League officials stripped a Bronx team of its third-place trophy after determining that pitcher Danny Almonte was 14, not 12. -An explosion and fire killed 44 at a Tokyo gambling parlor. Sept. 6 The Justice Department said it would no longer seek the breakup of Microsoft. Almost two months later, Microsoft and the Justice Department reached a tentative deal to settle the antitrust case. In the News Clo.siire for families in Oklahoma Cit bombing . t ■ : 14 a.m. on a siimmiT day. a con icted killer of 16H citizen.s was pronounced dead in front of an audience. Timothy McVeigh was executed July 11, while 200 family members of the victims watched on closed-circuit tele ision. Sentenced to death for the April 19, 1995 hombinK of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, McVeigh was convicted of 1 1 counts of murder, conspiracy and use of a weapon of mass destruction. Before the lethal injection, McVeigh said nothing, but presented a copy in his own handwriting of an 1875 poem, iiricrus.This scr ed as McVeigh ' s final words. McVeigh ' s attorneys tried to secure a " stay " for him. but in June a judge found no substantial grounds to base one on. The case was not appealed again. Third time ' s a charm in basketball icon ' s return At the age of 39. one of basketball ' s best was returning to the game that made him legendary. Michael .Ionian annmiiu ' ed his comeback to NBA basketball w ith the Washington Wizards. Continuing to lx a force, .Jordan became the fourth player in NBA histor ' to sc-ore a total 30,000 points throughout his career. The final point earning his spot in the history books was made against the Chicago Bulls. Midway through his 14 " ' season, Jordan averaged just under 30 ix inLs a game and led the Wizards to their first .500 season since the 1997-98 season. Contracted for $1 million. Jordan announced his first two season salaries would be donated to relief and rescue agencies helping victims in the Sept. 11 attacks. Trial begins for drowning of five children in Houston Accused of murdering her children, a mother of five claimed it was the rvsuIi of mental illness. Andrea Yates was charged with dn)WTiing all five of her children in Hou.ston after she called the police and later confessed to the murders. With a histon- of mental illness, the defense hoped to use an insanit - plea in the case. Yates had been treated for p xstpartum depression after delivering her fourth and fifth child. Even with evidence of thLs mental instability, Yates was found mental!) fit to face a capital murder charge. The trial siarti-d Feb. 18. Andrea Yates could face the death penalt - if found guilty. -Mini Mag .Wi-. ' .;liV ' j: ' i. ' i ;roOv?s -.f » ' V ' ' V ' ) )i ■ : yj Ki, ' - . p ' - ' . ? 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Determined to move forward with her life. Beamer who was still pregnant, boarded a flight vs-ith the same airline her husband was on shortly after his death. Beamer wanted to make a statement against fear and terrorism. Because of her strength and ability to move forward without hatred. Beamer was selected as one of People Magazine ' s " 25 Most Intriguing People for 2001. " Faith and support from family and friends helped Beamer through her tragic loss. In Januar ' , she gave birth to daughter Morgan Kay. Florida boy completes suicide mission in plane A high school freshman went on a suicide mission in support of the terrorist attacks. Fifteen-year-old Charles Bishop crashed a plane into the 28th floor of the Bank of . merica Building in downtown Tampa, Fla. . Declaring support for al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden in his suicide note, he said the United States should be pimished. During his flight lesson Jan. 5 at the National A%iation Academy flight school, he proceeded to take a Cessna 172R, a smaller plane, up for fhght.. He traveled from the St. Petersburg- Cleanvater International Airport toward Tampa, passing over restricted airspace at MacDill Air Force Base. Two minutes later. Bishop crashed into the building. No one was injured or killed in the crash except Bishop. Classmates and teachers at East Lake High School in Palm Harbor, Fla. said Bishop was a quiet student who. before the incident, had never caused anv trouble. by Mandy Lauck Technology prevents Terrorism E. -tensive delays, long lines and securit checks dramatically changed American air travel and the business procedures in the mailing system. Airlines began to develop new baggage screening techniques at the nations ' airports. BodvSearch was a new security measure that supplemented luggage scanners and metal detectors. BodySearch used scanners, probes and sniffing mechanisms as people moved toward the plane. Another de ice proposed was surveillance cameras that scanned faces and fed images to a computer. These pictures were examined by a database of chgital mug shots for a match. Other cameras could match iris, hand or fingerprints to each person. The biggest gain in security was the potential of smart cards. Identification cards with memorv- chips placed in them would store personsd data and track the movements and transactions a person made. Stephanie Ewing traveled two weeks after the attacks and felt uncomfortable at the airport. " I was very ner ous when I was at the airport, " said Ewing. " The news on TV was the main thing that scared me. The security was also real tight and intimidating. " Extra security was brought into airports to help with the chaos. Any signs of the unusual were taken with a number of precautions. " Any little piece of metal set the metal detectors off would freak out the security and they treated you like a criminal, ' said Ewing. " They made you go v ith them if they felt suspicious. " Another addition to airport security instilled after Sept. 11 was the federal government Members ol ' a biohazard team wait to enter tne Hart Senate Office Building Nov. 7, 2001 on Capitol Hill in V ' ashington, D.C. The Hart Buildin remained closed since an anthrax tainted letter wa sent to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle ' office, photo by Alex IVong Cetty Images taking over security at the airports. United States officials replaced screeners from private security companies such as Argenbright Security. In the mailing system, technology was also used as precautions against anthrax. Weighing packages and the Anthrax Vaccine was gi en to postal workers in the midst of the scare. Other safety measures included using gloves and wearing masks. Securitv ' was revamped to include these new- technologies in hopes of making the nation more secure. Sept. 27 -President Bush announced a plan to bolster airline security witfi tfie use of federal marsfialson planes. -Congress and Bush administration reached a deal on J15 billion plan to help the airline industry. Sept. 29 -President Bush planned to activate up to 50,000 National Guardsmen and reservists. -The National Guard was deployed at airports to bolster security. Oct.i -The U.S. Supreme Court suspended former President Bill Clinton from practicing before the high court. -President Bush said $6 million in assets are blocked and 50 bank accounts are frozen as countries join the effort to stop the flow of money to terrorists. National o INTERlVATrONAT li Vim llaiiiiiiii Story Ends IN Tragedy Roi ()rters at the Wall Street Jonrual mourn tlie loss of one of their own while on ;bisignmciU in Pakistan, a 3S-yi ' ar old H ' tt Srrcff Journal reporter was kiiinaiipotl. Not sure if the reporter was aii t ' or dead, his colleagues and wife pleaded t ' oi- his siife return. Daniel Pearl, an established reporter and journalist for over 11 years, was kidnappotl .Ian. ' 1 after he was scheduled to meet witii Sheik Mubarak .Mi Shan Gilani. a Muslim cleric. Pearl was working on a story- that linked Pakistani groups with Richard Reid, who was .iccused of attempting to blow up an American . irlines jet with explosives in his shoes. Pleading with his captors to release the ri ' |X)rter. Pearl ' s pregnant ife, Mariane, said I ' carl was an objective reporter and could %r ite about their if he was released. Killing him. she said, would only take away trom their message. Threats were sent ia e-mail to newsrooms .iround the world stating Pearl would be a.ssassinated within 24 hours, and other U.S. journalists would suffer the same, if they did not leave Pakistan within three days. The e- mail showed a picture of Pearl handcuffed with a gun to his head. Officials traced the e-mail back to a computer in Pakistan and arrested Gilani and two other men in connection with the abduction. Gilani claimed he was innocent and had nothing to do with Pearl ' s kidnapping. The FBI said that they received a videotape on Feb. 21, which gave them reason to believe that Pearl was dead. United States OcLs Tabtotd photo editof Bob Stevens was the first pef5cxi in the United States to die frtxn anthrax since 1976. During the next month of anthrax scares, four other people died from the inhaled form of the tacteria as tainted letters find their way through the mail system, on the desks of politicians and in newsrooms. 1 iniJVVag V d i(ft ' t( lounidl inji iUi .J.iniei I ' edri is seen in this picture sent to nci%! nicclid organizdlions by his kidnappers. Pearl, a 38-year-old American, was abducted in Karachi, Pakistan Ian. 23 by a group calling ilsell " The Nalional Movement lor (he Restoration of Pakistani Sovereignty. " U.S. President George W. Bush said Feb. 1 that his administration will follow all leads that may lead to the Pearl ' s rescue. photo by CNN Cetty Images government denounced the killing and Pearl ' s newspaper called it an " act of barbarism. " Key suspect in the case, Ahmed Omar .S.nrcd Sheikh awaited the outcome ct ilu Mm h .5 hearing with the High Court in its petition to extradite the man who admitted to orchestrating the plot. He was not under oath when he admitted involvement. Oct. s - 6 Cal Ripken played his final baseball game in the major leagues and Barry Bonds broke Mark McGwire ' s record by hitting his 71st home run of the season and finished the year with 73 homers. Oct. 7 The United States and Britain launched military strikes in Afghanistan against the ruling Taliban and al-Qaida. In a videotaped statement aired after the air strikes, Osama bin Laden praised Allah for the Sept. 11 attacks. :3 " «ii ' , ' .wvit ' :yj:»:. . . ' . iECURHY Stiffens wtih iNOTHER TERRORIST THREAT tempted shoe bomb creates potential for airline disaster In the News Ann Harmon s Americans became accustomed to tighter 3ort securit - regulations, an attempt to ng down another Boeing jet dealt the ion one more shock. n Dec. 21, Richard Reid, alleged shoe nber, attempted to down a Boeing jet b ' iting plastic explosives hidden in the soles lis shoes. Several passengers and flight ;ndants subdued the would-be bomber ile the plane made an emergenc - landing Joston, where Reid was prompth ' arrested, assengers and flight attendants restrained d before the potentialh ' fatal bomb was set The plane was averted from its original itination of Miami and landed safely in ;ton. He was arrested and kept under :ide watch at a prison in Pl Tnouth, Mass. eid pleaded innocent and faced five life tences in prison if con icted. Alleged shoe bomber Richard Reid is shown in this Dec. 24, 2001 pohce photograph, photo Courtesy Plymouth County lail Getty Images Middle Eastern Conflict iparked with bombings Ann Harmon Middle Eastern conflict escalated when a ries of suicide bombings ignited another und of terror. In two days, three acts of rrorism exploded in the streets of rusalem. double suicide bombing Dec. 1 at the ?hov Ben-Yehuda pedestrian mall in vMitown Jerusalem killed 10 and wounded shortly before midnight. Twenty minutes :er, a car bomb went off near the scene, ' iolence continued when 15 Israelis were lied Dec. 2. A bomber detonated an plosive strapped to his vaist after boarding ged bus No. 16 that was tra " eling on the borim Bridge in the Hadar district. The jmas, a radical group, and the militant uslim group Islamic Jihad claimed sponsibilitv " for the explosion. Marking one of the most violent periods of a 14-nionth Palestinian clash, the attacks severed any prospect of reviving stalled Middle Eastern peace tcdks. Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat condemned the attacks, declared a state of emergency and ordered arrests of terrorists belonging to Hamas and Islamic Jihad. In response to the suicide bombings, an invasion was launched against Muslim militant resistance, Israel assassinated about 60 militants, claiming they were involved in. or planned, attacks in Israel. In Januarv " , President Bush said that he was disappointed in Arafat because he had not taken a stronger stance against terrorism. Palestinians rallied around their leader, gathering Jan. 26 in Bethlehem to show their solidarity. Arafat promised to continue working toward peace. Questions arise in loyalty of American man After Sept. 11, the hunt began for those involved in terrorism. In the midst of capturing suspects, an American was found fighting for the other side. According to USA Today, John Walker Lindt, a 20-year-old from Northern California, got involved with the Taliban when he went to Yemen to stud ' .Arabic while he was a teen. He was introduced to the Taliban cause and joined the foreign forces trained and funded by Osama bin Laden. . fter fighting with Pakistanis against Indian control in Kashmir, Walker returned to Afghanistan where he was located when the U.S began bombing the cit ' Kunduz. Involved in violence against some U.S. troops, Walker was identified as an .American citizen. Walker ' s capture in November led to charges of conspiring to kill Americans, providing material to support Osama bin Lauden ' s al- Qaeda terrorist network and engaging in prohibited transactions dth the Taliban. In a poll done by USA Today, CA ' Aand Gallup, 60 percent of the responders thought Walker should be charged with treason, which could mean the death penaltv-. Thirty-three percent agreed that he should have charges against him that would send him to prison for life. Northwest students had different ideas as to what should happen to Walker. " He may be an American citizen, but evervone is entitled to their own opinion, " Sara Begley said. " That ' s what this countrv- is founded on. " Some students agreed, but preferred to judge the situation on their personal beliefs. " It ' s one of those touchy things because it ' s a religious and political matter, " Janelle Malewski said. " It ' s a lot of personal judgment when it comes dovMi to a person taking another person ' s life. " Despite the opinions, defense lawyer James Brosnahan stated Walker was innocent until proven guiltv ' . VV alker faced trial Aug. 26 and pleaded not guilt ' . If convicted, he would be sentenced to three life terras, plus 90 years in prison. Oct. 18 Four defendants were convicted in New York for involvement in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa. Oct 26 American Red Cross President Bernadine Healy announced her resignation soon after an outcry develops when it was discovered she decided not all of the money collected for the Liberty Fund would be directed to Sept. 11 victims. Later, the Red Cross changed its mind, all of the 5543 million in the fund went to the victims Nov. 12 American Airlines Flight 587 en route to the Dominican Republic crashed near New York ' s Kennedy airport, killing 265 people. International o NTFFNATTONA MINI MAG li .Mai ' liNa C ari ' illo Europe ' s new system Select Kiiropean countries join t()};ether in unif in}; currencN al the start of ear New Year ' s Day began a new year and i new universal currency in number I ' l European nations. The euro became a legal tender it midnight on .lan.l when citizens in Austria, Belgium. Finland. Frani ' Germany. Portugal. Spain, Green Ireland. Italy. Luxembourg and tli ' Netherlands agreed to the switch then currency. These nations composed the European Union, which formed after World War II. The EU housed organizations whose goals focused on a common foreign and securitx policy for cooperation between participating nations. Three other remaining nations in thi- union. Britain, Sweden and Denmark, decided not to accept the new currency. oters in these countries showed little interest in adopting the euro. British residents strongly opposed to the universal currency, showed their disfavor by dragging a symbolic coffin to the Bank of England. Attached to the coffin was a message stating the introduction of the euro %vould be death to the 12 nations. Since the euro entered mainstream, it remained relatively stable. . ccording to the European Central Bank President Wim Duisenberg, the switch to the euro went well due to organization and planning. Using a symbolic design to represent this cooperation, the front side of each bill had images of windows and gateways, while Unity ing the currency ••: IJ luiiiun ,, I ' uu curu created a unified system of money. Britain, Sweden and Denmark still refused to adopt the euro, photo illustration by Amanda Byler the opposite side showed a bridge, a metaphor for the communication between each of the nations. Euro coins each depicted a common design on one side, while the other side featured an individual design from each member state. Currency conversion charts listed the euro as equivalent to .88 U.S. dollars and .61972 English pounds. British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Britain should recognize the new currenc . but voters have not approved plans to join the countries in the change over. Nov. 13 Afghan opposition forces captured KalHjl after Taliban forces al andon the capital. The next day eight foreign aid workers, including two Americans, were freed from Talilan custody after three months of captivity. Nov. i6 Congress passed the aviation security bill, making airport screeners federal employees. Nov. 28 Stock in energy-trader Enron plunged after Dynegy backs out of the purchase deal. Four days later Enron filed for bankruptcy protection. In the News Press rights lost iiiAfrica .iiiil);il wc p;ivsttl a l ill pUit ' iiiK rest rid iotts on infiimuition tojiiumalLsLs. Ilic Acct-ss to Infoniialion and Protection of Privacy Act declared, ,lan. Ill, that f( pri ' inni-rs in imliabwc could not have acces.s lollrws. Prrsidi-nt Munabes admini.stratlun wa.s responsible for the bill and officials feared the March eietiioas would Ix- biiLscd (hie to media restrictions. Consequences included heasT fines for stories on " protected information. " The Ijiw ,ind Ortler Maintenance Act proclaimed it a criminal to run any stories " likely to alarm or des[X)ndcncy. " ITic new bill provoked much controversy .iniong independent newspapers in the rountry. More than .50 journalists protested the hill; three were arrested. They were riliased after four hours of inve.sliKations. Camp X-ray struggles to classify captured detainees Taliban and al-Qaeda pri.soners were held by the United States in Guantanamo Naval Base in Cuba, known as Camp X-Ray. The VVTiite House announced Feb. 7 that Taliban fighters among the Afghan war detainees would be classified under the Geneva Convention, but not as prisoners of war. U.S. lawmakers classified the detainees as " war criminals " and considered them a danger to societ ' who would kill if set free. Secret U.S. military tribunals could try the prisoners at Camp X-ray with the possibility of the death penalty. If courts agreed, prisoners would lose their rights guaranteed under the Geneva Convention allowing secret U.S. military tribunals to try prisoners at Camp X-ray with the possibility of the death penalty. Economic powerhouse quickly deteriorates F ' olitical upheaval left .■Vrgentina teetering on the brink of economic downfall. Once the second largest economic leader in South .-Vmerica, Argentina ' s status began to plummet. After going through five presidents in five months, Argentinean officials attempted to deal with economic problems by devaluing their the, Dec. 1. Officials also limited the amount banks could release per account, per month to Sl.OOO. Protesting these decisions, Argentineans vandalized banks and set ATMs on fire. Mini .-v:, %:-Ai ' f rriOV-. K ' Coming Togther From Across the World Through Multicultural Education Intercultural and International Center The lie seeks to break down the barriers that too often separate people and replace them with bridges of good will and respect for ever ' culture through educational pro- grams, social events, and cultural activities. FOR MORE INFORMATION IIC . lIC(g J.W. Jones Student Union. 800 L ' niversit Dn e. MarsMlle. 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Patriotic sentiments, spurred b the Sept 1 1 t ragedy. culminated witli the presentation of the nierican tl;jg that was found at the site of the World Trade Center nibble. Carried into the stadium by athletes and New York Cit I ' la ' fighters. the tattered flag was presenteti to I he silent crowd of .5.5.000 spectators. The silence erupted in cheers when tho Olympic torch entered the arena. Former Olympians carried the torch through the stadium, eventually handing it to Mike F.ruzione. captain of the 1980 U.S. gold-medal winning hockey team. Eruzione. wearing a U.S. hocke ' jersey, signaled the rest of his team to join him on the platform. Each team member placed a hand on the torch and lit the Olympic flame together. With the games officially opened, competition began Feb.9. Spread throughout 17 days . most of the preliminary events were held Feb. 9 and 10. The women ' s 15-kilometer freestyle cross- country race was one of the first events contested as a final. Stefania Belmondo. of Italy, as awarded the first gold medal of the games. Bt ' lmondo won the event with a time of 39:54. In distance sf)eed-skating, American Derek PaiTB astounded the crowd by placing second Members from the 1980 U.S. gold h(icko jit. p.ire lo light ihc Ifirch during Ihp Opening Ceremony ol the Sail Lake City Winter Olympic Games. The Ceremony was held al the Rice-Eccles Olympic Stadium Feb. 8. photo by Doug Pensinger Cetty Images in the men ' s 5,000 meter race. Parra held the world record in the event for twenty minutes; Jochem U 1dehaage. who came away with the gold, broke the record in his heat of the race. Eighteen-year-old Kelly Clark earned the United States ' its first gold medal of the games in the women ' s half-pipe snowboarding e ent. Their win set the stage for the men ' s competition. Sweeping the men ' s snowboarding e ent, Ross Powers, Danny Kass and .J..J. Thomas placed first, .second and third in the half-pi|X ' . Ixx-oniing the first U.S. team to ever accomplish the feat. Another U.S. ictory set the staiuLird for Olympic competition. Ending a 4 vyi:ir nu-dal drought in thee ent. Americans .Jill Bakken and Vonetta Flowers won tlie gold in the women ' s Ohmpic bobsled race with a two-run time of 1:36.76. With hopes of increasing the medal count, the U.S. women ' s htx-kev ' team went into the final game hoping for gold. ' Hie team t(x)k the ice with a 35-game winning streak behind them. The Canadian women, who won the game 3-2, snapped the streak Feb. 21. Drama throughout the Games highlighted unsuspected victories and unpredictable scaiKJais. In the heat of the competition, all athletes contributed to the excitement of the these international games. Deci-4 Three suicide bombings by Palestinian militants - the deadliest in four years - killed 27 people and injures more than 200 in Jerusalem and Haifi. The next day Israel declared war on terrorism and retaliates with missile strikes on buildings Decs -Afghan leaders signed a pact to create an interim government. -On the same day an escaped convict suspected of mailing hundreds of anthrax hoax letters to abortion clinics was captured near Cincinnati. Dec. 7 The U.S. unemployment rate jumped to 5.7 percent, the highest in six years. -ISi AiNi Mag ' . v A, ' . u ' vvWy : v ' i: »: . ■). . Ann Harmon 11 that glitters is not gold he crowd cheered for Canadian skaters mie Sale and David Pelletier as they left the ■ after a flawless performance in the pair ating competition Feb. 4. However, the ;?cess was short-lived when Russian skaters ;na Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze ide an obvious mistake but took the gold ;dal. s soon as the scores were revealed, debate er whom deserved the gold medal began. 5C commentators were adamant about the nadian victoiy and the crowd booed as the )res came up on the board, he w ords " scandal " and " briberv " were :own around by the media days after the mpetition. The International Skating Union ■ estigated a possible deal between French ige Marie-Reine Le Gougne and Russian Iges to ensure a French gold medal in the ' dancing competition. 1 the end, the publicitv " of the possible mdal led the ISU to award gold medals to th the Russian and Canadian skaters. In Figure skaters Anton Sikharulidze and Elena Berezhnaya ol Russia stand with David Pellelicr and Jamie Sale of Canada pose lor a photograph with their gold medals Feb. 1 7, 2002 during the Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. The International Olympic Committee executive board decide to award both teams gold medals, photo by Doug Pensinger Cetty Images addition, the ISU planned to revamp the scoring method to assure fair scoring in the future. Canada Company Outfits OlyTnpics -Roots Canada 29- " ear-old Toronto based sportswear company and was the official licensed outfitter of the Canadian, U.S. and British Ohinpic teams. -■ ' Poor boy " berets at Ohmpics value at .S19.95, but over the Internet could cost between SlOO to $250. -More than 1,000 berets a da tlew across the country to different Internet retailers during the OlvTnpics. Threats of boycott (untries treaten International Olympic Committee th boycott after controversial calls in numerous events .vo countries threaten to withdraw after not ng satisfied with judgement calls, ussian and South Korean teams threatened wvcott the 2002 Winter OlvTiipic games over nplaints about the judging results, rguments started si.x days after the emational Olvrnpics Committee extended ' pleas to grant a double gold medal in the rs ice dancing competition. Russian officials ted tliat it had become a " North American itrolled 01 Tnpics. " jtting up a news conference, the Russian egates said the judging was " disgusting " and alicious " and threatened to pull out of the 04 Athens Summer Games. Delegates also nanded the IOC to address three decisions linst its athletes in three sports, owever, on Feb. 22, the threat dimmed, ssian President adimir Putin stated that ssia would not boycott the rest of the games, t implied that the United States had an edge ?r the rest of the competition. Denving Putin ' s statements, the lower house of Russia ' s parliament passed a resolution 417- which urged Russian athletes to boycott the closing ceremonies unless the IOC reviewed the disqualification of a Russian athlete in the cross- countrv ' ski race, stopped North American referees from officiating the hockey game and apologized to the Russian team. Controversial calls sparked another countn ' to threaten to boycott the closing ceremonies was South Korea. This came after a referee ' s decision that gave a short-track speedskating gold to Ameiican Apolo Ohno over Kim Dong- sung, who finished first but was disqualified for blocking Ohno. But sources said the South Korean IOC member Kim Uu-yong stopped the boycott threat while in meetings with IOC President Jaques Rogge. Tempers had calmed and there was no bovcott of the closing ceremonies. Rogge spoke of officials that rtiled of the event of controversv ' and said that all were " acting in accordance. " 2002 Medal Count 1 Country Sold Silver Bronze Total Germany 12 16 7 35 ! U.S.A. 10 13 11 34 Norway 11 7 6 24 Canada 6 3 8 17 Austria 2 4 10 16 Russian Fed 6 6 4 16 Italy 4 4 4 12 France 4 5 2 11 Switzerland 3 2 6 11 China 2 2 4 8 Netherlands 3 5 8 Finland 4 2 1 7 Sweden 2 4 6 Croatia 3 1 4 Korea 2 2 4 Bulgeria 1 2 3 Estonia 1 1 1 3 Great Britain 1 2 3 Spain 1 2 3 Australia 2 2 Czech Rep. 1 1 2 Japan 1 1 2 Poland 1 1 2 Spain 2 2 Belarus 1 1 n o Jan. 20 Feb. 15 Feb. 20 o A U.S. military helicopter In Egypt ' s worst train fire, 373 An anonymous tip led (N crashed in northeastern people were killed. The driver authorities to a Afghanistan killing two of the continued to carry on unaware of Georgia crematorium seven marines onboard. the fire as people jumped out where over 300 bodies windows trying to escape. were neglected to be cremated. Intern ational -— L Work It was a night of studying that letl your eyelids heavy with sleep, a paycheck that covered all the bills with a little extra money let ' ' " " the exhilaration of finally finding a major that was your true y. II was what we all ultimately set out to achieve, success in our academics and an establishment of connections with peers and professors. This was the work which paved the way to graduation. Hours of studying, endless projects, pappr ' • ' " " H discussions. It all added to our college experience. From budget cuts to a new major, the progress ol our academics and work depended on our efforts. It was the individuals and faculty within these academic departments that helped us succeed along the way. The rules of work at Northwest were simple. Be determined, be creative and be confident. Do things that are worthwhile, do the assignments and do what you desire. Take time to listen to others, take notes and take a moment to reflect on accomplishments and failures, but never forget that it is the work that achieves success. ;• •V•. ' 6i i: oOl? ' ». ,v VvWy• ' ' ■i: : . : . The crowd stands respectfully as cadets Ryan Jennings, tared Blitz, tared Watson, Ron ac kson and Christopher Harris present ttw colors, photo by Amanda Byler I ' iWa libntm yd olortq .iAo oo rtl Ingi iq jmbH wrtqonnrtD bnt noukobV noR .noat ' W t» B , li 8 yint, .egnmn ntyS i) fc: 2b yWu loaqe ibntli bvJOT) irtT i;f AvV ' ' i r: ' ; ' ' f:: »: ' i " J ' v A. • ' ».k ' -, . ' V ' it ' W v: : ' :»; ;. . i. i f ' i- ■ ' Budget Cut Budget euts „, State budget cuts hit the University hard, causing it to drop several projects. including the renovation of the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building Sh re d Fiscal Plans .■■ i . I m. ACADFMICS t:i lJ ' ■u ' .: ■V . . ;;n;); I - , . v O he year was finally planned out in June. All of the conferences, meetings and projects were set as the new fiscal year was about to approach. In late June, ever thing changed during a Board of Regents meeting. The state said the previously set plans had taken a back seat due to numerous budget cuts. The state of Missouri had always given the Universit} ' half of the money it needed for the fiscal year. Missouri started feeling the result of a slouing economy and lack of state revenue: as a result, a budget cut of S323.4 million was needed. One of the hardest hit areas was the state ' s budget for it ' s higher educational institutions. " Out of all the educational institutions, higher education is the biggest in terms of revenue for the state, " Ray Courter, Wee president for finance and support services, said. " But all higher educational institutions are being cut a total of S 184.2 million of the total $323 million budget cut for Missouri. That is quite a significant amount. " Higher education institutions were forced to find ways to cut back on planned spending. Northwest was one of the institutions that needed to cut S 1.46 million from the budget. While planning the budget, the Universit ' concentrated on two main areas: capital and operations. The Universit - requested capital money from state to improve the campus. The renovation of Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building is once again put on hold due to numerous state budget cuts. Many organizations were also forced to limit their expenditures by cancelling plans to attend conferences and other activities, photo illustration by Cody Snapp bv Mandv Lauck The operations money consisted of funds the University ' already had and could use. One of the capital projects that had funding cut was renovation project for the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building. " Once we found out about the cuts, we were scrambling around for a couple weeks tr -ing to refigure ever thing out, " Courter said. " It was a good thing the Universit - had a fund balance, or savings, of S445,l86 that it could use to help them with the cuts. " Northwest made several cuts in the budget as well as tapping into reserves to make up for the lack of funds. University positions that were not a necessitv ' were left open. Organizations were forced to cancel some of their plans for the year and many previously planned conferences were nullified. The budget cuts also affected students ' pocketbooks as well. An extra S5 was added to the students ' tuition to compensate for the budget cuts. " We had to increase tuition during the spring and summer sessions of the 2002 year to even out the budget, " Courter said. " That equals approximately S5 per credit hour surcharge to all students. This, along with historic reserves and reductions in current operations budgets, will contribute to one-third of the cutback. " Your Line " I never knew the building was going to get renovated. I wish they would give us supplies to use for our classes. " -Olga Braun BUDC.FT Ct)T - I % .1111 Kohins Diverse Knowledge Across Entire Board Membersof the Board of Regents contribute their experience and knowledge to the campus community. Indi ' iduals t ' n)ni aniiind llic area scniil as integral parts of the Northwest comnuinit -. Members of the Board of Regents took on great responsibilities to make the institution the best in education. Two members vere intiuctiti to the Board of Regents in tlie fall trimester. RoUie Stadhiian from Chillicothe, Mo. and Doug Sutton from Man,Aille joined the group in the decision- making process. " They serve as the bosses of Dr. (Dean) Hubbard, " Ken White, vice president for communication and marketing, said. " The president reports to the Board of Regents: the ' hire the president, the - could fire the president. " The Mis-souri governor appointed the individual before he or she could become a Regent. Out of the six members, one must be from Nodaway County. Generally, members were from the 19-county Northwest Missouri area. A student representative was also interviewed and appointed by the governor to bring a student voice into meetings and act as a link between administrators and students. A large range of knowledge by its members allowed the Board of Regents to be helpful in many areas. This created questions and answers that iniglu not iiave been discussed by otiier [lolicT-making bodies for the University. Attorneys, the owner of a construction company, a retired principal and a banker all applied insight from their lines of work into many different areas when dealing with Uni ersit ' projects and policies. Despite not being on campus to interact directly with students on a daily basis, White said that Northwest was extremely luck ' in the enthusiasm of the Board and campus involvement. " We are very, ver ' fortunate at Northwest to have a good Board, " White said. " Our Board members are so active. We ' ve got Board members actuallv going into facultv ' meetings. They are just really involved. I ' m guessing that they are more in tune with Northwest than most board members are at universities thev ' sene " Concern for the well being of the Universil stemmed from members ' ties to the institiiti( m through schooling or family members that resided in the area. Regents served six -year terms with a Uvc - term limit. An intense commitment to the group Your Line " " The nice thing about the Board of Regents is the wide range of expertise that the members have; there ' s a __] H variet) ' of occupational background. " . " -Ken White, vice president for communication and marketing and University was a cutunion trend. Kol« ii I ee Stanton from RockiXJrt, Mo., w;ls a I member for a unique 13 years. When his term was up, tlie late Gov. Mel Camahan put off finding a replacement he liked him White .said. Even though his tenn endetl, he could still be found (jn campus at least once a week. A deep-rooted fondness for the University and a variety of backgrounds and expertise helped the Board of Regents serve the campus community- to the best of its abilitv ' . Because of the dedication of seven individuals, thousands of Northwest students were given an opportunitv ' to leam in an environment catered to their needs Al the beginning ni d b.i.m] ,i KK.-y,vi i iiiiflinf;, Roliert Loch is presented a plaque and rocking chair from University President Dean Hubbard. L(x;h retired his Regents position and was honored for his service, photo by Amanda Byler Board of Regents members Rollie Stadlman and Doug Hanks watch as Franklin Strong is awarded a plaque by University President Dean Hubbard. Two retiring members were honored for their ( ontributlons Nov. 8. photo by Amanda Byler 19f- ACADEMICS : «j; ' .; v ' , ' " t:v ' ' V i TM. M , J j . , Words of appreciation come from Robert Elockelr as he retires his Board of Regents chair. Retiring regents where given rocking chairs with the University ' s plaque engraved on the back. photo bv Amanda Bvler Bottles of sparking cider line the table as Matthew Hackett, lanet Marriott, lames Johnson and Dean Hubbard prepare fora Board of Regents meeting. Following the meeting the Board members celebrated the Quality ■ uard nnminatinn. photo hv Amjnch Bvlvr Board of Rec DEAN HUBBARD ' S OFFICE Beyond Closed Doors I ' residenl Uean Hubbard ' s olfice reveals personality and stories. The office of Dean Iliibhiird was filled with memorabilia from his tenure as (•resident of Northwest. Gifts from faculty and visiting dignitaries, keepsakes from close friends, relics of historic significance to the University and recognitions from past personal achievements lined the walls and covered the tables. Kach item gave an insight into the man who has led Northwest for the past 18 years. His passion for education, his respect for history and his deep appreciation of friends were all apparent in what he chose to display am! where he chose to (ii ;pl;tv it. .■ ccording In Chinese folklore, the head of an organization must have a horse in the office. The former head of import and export for the Chinese government isited his son. who attended Northwest, and was appalled Hubbard did not ha c one on display. The i ifficial went back to China and sent a painting of a horse to Hubbard. He proudh hung the gift in his office without knowing its origins. A Chinese- speaking professor later brought the signature stamp in the lower right comer to Hubbard ' s attention. The p.iinting was made by the cousin of the last emperor of China. A hand-can ed wooden helicopter sat on the center table in Hubbard ' s office. He had purchased it during the fall, making it one of the most recent additions in the office. The carving was obtained at an air show in Kansas City. Mo., from a Vietnamese immigrant. The man took pictures of various aircrafts and sent them back to his family in ' ietnam where they made the carvings and shipped them to the United States to be sold. .lust inside, and to the right of the office door, was a dark wooden case with a glass door. Inside, on black felt, hung a large, ornate, silver medallion that was worn b the Universit - president at even- graduation commencement ceremony. The hea y chain was comprised of links engraved with the names of Northwest ' s pre.sidcnts. past and present, and the years they served. " I alwaN ' s kind of l ook to see if anyone ' s scratched an ending date on mine, " Hubbard joked. •i: ' . ' ' «:: j; . ' ?v r k 1 ■J Rare Memories A small table in the corner of the office held several memories for Hubbard: a small crystal statuette he received when he won the 1998 Governor ' s Quality Leadership Award, a glass globe and two oriental fans, one from China, the other from Korea. The fans were received as gifts from international isitnr ; to the office. r Elegant Reporting Memorabilia from Bearcat athletic achievements dotted the room. One such item was a plaque hanging on the wall ne.vt to the display case. It held a commemorative towel from the Bearcats ' first National Championship and a column written after the game was won. " I ' ve never read a column quite like it, " Hubbard said. " It ' s almost like poetn,. " Q Pristine Honor Several framed documents hung on the wall above Hubbard ' s desk. One of these was a certificate granted to him by the governor of Nebraska, Charles Thone, granting him the position of Admiral in The Great Nav - of the State of Nebraska. Hubbard said he was very proud of this award because the ' were not presented verj ' often. A Language Leader Hubbard had started a language institute in Seoul. Korea, in 1969. He received a cpistal keepsake when he returned to speak at the 30th Anniversan,- of the institute. The memento occupied a prominent space on the shelf above his desk. He said that by 2000, the institute served 25,000 students in 41 sites throughout Korea. Another item with a prominent position in the display case was an old fire fighter ' s helmet. The helmet was a gift from the man who was in charge of the squad when the Administration Building caught fire in July 1979. When the fireman retired, he came back and presented the helmet to Hubbard. On a shelf above his desk sat an intricately carved owl. The owl was a gift from artist Glen Heath, who was well-known in the San Francisco Bay area for his unique stylized owls. Hubbard first met Heath in high school and again at Stanford University. Upon the completion of his doctorate, Hubbard ' s friends threw a party. Heath presented him with the soapstone owl carving as a gift. Various items adorned the shelves of the display case in Hubbard ' s office. Included in this collection of gifts and memories was a picture of himself, his wife Aleta, daughter Melody, grandson Charlie and former U.S. President Clinton. Hubbard was introduced to Clinton when he visited St. Louis. " He got all enamored ith Charlie and wanted him to see Air Force One and the limo and all that, " Hubbard said. " So we rode with him back to the airport. " QPFICFS -199 .-A M . . ' J i s. ifi; ok ■,- PRESIDENTS ' CABINET OFFICES Beyond Closed Doors dininisli ili)is h DtliLCh ollci a liinphc into IIilmi pii ale lives. Within the wails of thi-ir work spaci-s. an array of pictures, collections ami keepsakes ilecorateil the room. It was their own personal touch, each office as different as their job res| onsibiiities. While Ken White, vice president for Communication and Marketing enjovMl collectinR antiques and spending time with his family. Director of Athletics Bob Bocrigter has climbed Mt. Blanca in Colorado, and Mar - Throener, Director of Human Resources expressed her love of chocolate with a dessert angel display. It was his family pictures and antiiiiie collections that represented bits of Ken White ' s personality and interests. The vice president for communication and marketing was in charge of public relations for the University. His department created all tiic brochures and mailings promoting Northwest. A Bcircjl Brads Drapi ' cl iiroiiiKl a Mi.s.sdiin Qualily Award RJass. two strands of " Bearcat Beads " hiuiR around the edges. The beads were given to people at the winner ' s banquet that was held. One man offered White S2.S to get the beads, but instead he gave the man the one of his sets for fn-r p The Vertical Desk . few years prior, White injured his back making it hard to sil for long periods of time. To solve the problem, he bought a podium to work at. UTiite e.veculed all his writing while standing up, and even kept his laptop on top of it. All computer activities were also done while slandiiiK White said pictures of his family and items his children have made brought him down to reality. White and his wife, Christa. were married for 10 years before they had their first child. Casey. Two other children. Kellie and Kenzie. followed. He has kept and displayed ever lhing they have made in school on his desk. . ntique radios were displayed throughout the office. Not only did he like the way they looked. White enjoyed the storv ' each one had behind the physical e.xterior. The radios represented his childhood goal of becoming a sports broadcaster. White recently received his doctorate in communications. A picture of his three daughters dressed up in graduation attire was given to him by his in-laws to celebrate his educational achievement. oice of Bearcat Pride A press pass hung over a Bearcat football poster to show the duty he had during football games. White was the public announcer for Bearcat football. Numerous pieces of Bearcat memorabilia crowded his office; they provided him with memories of a University he had supported over the years. -2QikcADE i ; ' ' M ' i: •• ' ' !■ ' l ' . .: ' ' ' -. •, « • i ' : J j : ' ' [ .iv O PQ pq Previously the director of athletics for Hastings College in Norfolk, Neb., Bob Boerigter arrived at Northwest after the retirement of Jim Redd. Coming from a highly successful career in Nebraska, he was excited to continue his work for the Bearcats. Boerigter was responsible for athletics and oversaw the HPERD department. ■4 Professional Photograph Hanging on the wall was a framed picture of his son. Marc, who played pro- fessional football for the Calgary Stampede in the Canadian Football League. The picture was of his son ' s first pass in the CFL and was given as a Christmas present. Q Hanging by a Thread Boerigter hardly ever wore a jacket while he worked, but he had a Bearcat polo shirt and a blue sports coat hanging from his coat rack. He said it saved him from wearing a jacket, but was there when he needed to have a meeting. C o An office full of s Tnbolic relics was where Mar - Throener spent her time. Throener worked as the Director of Human Resources, and was responsible for training and working on the development of employees in various work positions. Pictures from her favorite vacation spot, figurines reminding her of the past and a sweet tooth were all reveal a bit about the new in the Human Resources Offic e. Nontraditional Nun One memento that stood on Throener ' s windowsill was a nun. It reminded her of when she went to a Catholic grade school and, because it had a ruler in its hand, she said it kept her in line. She also said the nun symbolized the belief that women could be anything thev wanted to be. Mickey with Meaning She said she was not a collector of Disney characters, but had a few small Disney figurines sitting on her windowsill. They reminded her of the lighthearted and funny attitude she wanted to have, and she said the song " It ' s a Small World After All- popped in her head when she saw them. President ' s Cabinet Offices Beyond Closed Doors Xdininistrators ' s offices offer n glimpse into their private lives. ' nii-so vici ' prvsiilonts ri-nu ' iiilxTctl to halaru ' c tlu ' ir work with their play hy tiu ' ri-iniiulfis saitteixtl iirouiul thi-ir ofrici-s. Ki-nt Porti-rfu ' ld. thi- viir pn-sidfut for Stiuli ' nt Affairs t(xik his job serioiLsly, but always had time for his family and enjoyed golfing and landscaping. AchanxKil dnusing of Ray Courter ' s son ' s team winning the 199.5 :JA Mi.ssoiiri State Basketball ' I ' oumameni wiLS just one way vice president for finance and support ser ' ices said he got to " grow up again " through his hvo son ' s endeavors. Uince Hurehett. vice president for institutional advancement, remembered his personal goals in life by his favorite Bible verses in gold frames. o PLi Kent Porterfield was the Vice President for Student .-Vffairs. As a Northwest alumnus with a long history of involvement with the Uni ersity, Porterfield had evidence of these fond memories scattered throughout his office. A husband and father, his most treasured items came from his daughter. Porterfield worked diligently among his pic tures and memorabilia. ■i Youn;; ArlisI Porterfield displayed artwork erealed by his 3-year- old daughter. Claire, on his desk hutch. Some of the drawings were made at home, most were created at Claire ' s school, but everything was deeply cherished by the proud fiilhiT Oik wall in his office was covered with plaques and certificates acknowledging his contributions to the University and other a)mmitments in his past years at Northwest. " It ' s veri ' important to display them to let people know that it means ■ " Mii ' lhinR. " Porterfiekl said. Historic Drawings AnolluT wall held two charcoal drawings depicting historic buildings in Nodaway County. Porterfield said the drawings were found in a closet when the J.W. Jones Student Union was being prepared for renovations. He felt they were too valuable to discard and had them framed for display. A Northwest Memorabilia On top of Porterfield s bookcases were memorabilia from Northwest experience: a commemorative mug from the rededication of the J.W. Jones Student Union, African carvings, gifts from inter- national students and a piece of Rickenbrode Stadium ' s goal post after the secoiul National Championship. C Favorite Saying .A tiame on his desk held one of Porterfield ' s favorite quotes by Margaret Mead. It read: " Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world: indeed, its the only thing that ever has. " n-A I 111- hookshelves in the office hold scores of binders which were used throughout the course of Porterfield ' s daily responsibilities. They also housed his dissertation and several volumes of Tower yearbook. " It ' s a working office, " Porterfield said. " What you see is what you get. " u o A collector of a wide " ariet ' of objects, Ra " Courter filled his office with his finds. Courter was the vice president for finance and support services who was involved in a number of academic and professional activities. Even the piles of papers on his desk all held meaning to Courter in the wav he worked. A Tower Hail Beneath his window sat nine aluminum letters spelling " Tower Hall. " A student at Northwest from 1964-68, Courter lived in the now- demolished Toiver Hall. " I really had quite a struggle to help make the decision to tear (Tower Hall) dovNTi, " Courter said, . fter his parents sold the farm, the letters vere the only trace of an " where he lived in his first 22 vears. f Stamp Collection Hanging from one of Courter ' s walls was a framed sheet of stamps. He called it " a dear gesture on the part of a friend. " The U.S. Postal Service issued the stamps to commemorate the work of the nation ' s Certified Public Accountants. " I ' ve always appreciated that. " Courter said. PQ Work and play combined forces in Lance Burchetts office. He had found a wayto relieve stress using recreation, while surrounding himself frames filled with spiritual reminders. One of his most prized possessions was his laptop, because he traveled so extensivelv. Pictures of his children. Chase and Halen, and his wife Sherri, reminded him of past adventures when thev ' lived in San Diego. 4 Picture of Champions Burchett said his favorite picture was with Lance Alworth, a National Football League Hall of Fame inductee. Alworth was an All-American wide receiver for the University of Arkansas and played for the San Diego Chargers in 1962. Burchett said the picture was special because he was named after Ahvorth. r Hot-Shot Stress Relief Anvtime Burchett felt that he was under too much stress, he would play basketball with his mini basketball and hoop to give him a chance to sort things out. The basketball hoop showed the lighter side of Burchett despite the responsibilities of being Vice President for Instructional Ad -ancement. • ii w. «i. -i President ' s Cabinet Offices Beyond Closed Doors (.iii)ini: tidlur ' i unices ultei d glimpse intu theii private liveh. An array of personal achievements give evidence to the determination and hard work of .Ion Rickman, Nice president for information systems, Provost Taylor Barnes and Executive Assistant to the President Tom Vansaghi. Among Rickman " s many cherished family photographs were plaques and certificates of past successes. Barnes revealed his goals for the University in the three posters of the University Strategic Core Values, Key Quality Indicators and Vision Mission statements that hung on his wall. Jon Rickman. icc presidoiit for infoniuition systems cherished the simple things. With his ta ' asures arranged around his office, Rickman could enjoy the memories that each item created. A fascination with calculation antl a respect for athletics, he kept these possessions close at hand. While Rickman enjoyed spending time with his family and camping, 111 ' . ' r- ■ ' ' !• I trd |ila.stic cars and train--. -| Pride .inH |on .Ion Rickniiin displayiil the most important things in his office on one simple shelf. Pictures of his wife. Ponna. and three grandchildren put things in perspective when Rickman felt lost in his work. Rickman had one son Joel and two daughters, Ann and .laniic. Q Rcid All About II I lunging on a wall near the (Idor was a plaque. Tvpcd in gold letters was an article written by the Washington Post declaring the University as the first electronic campus. The article was particularly special to Rickman, who scrs ' ed as Vice President for Information Systems. Money Matli .Another accomplishment posted in Rickman ' s office was a certificate he received from the late Gov. Mel Camahan. The award was presented to him in appreciation for cost reduction in the state of Missouri because of computer utilization. . niong his antiques was a abacus, considered to be the first manual tool used in calculating problems. Vnother antique was a replica of a mechanical adding machine. Invented by William Burroughs in the late 1890s, the machine was key-driven and operated by a crank. To celebrate the victories of Northwest ' s success in athletics, Rickman hung a picture of the Bearcat football team that won the exciting National Football Championships in 1998 and 1999. Beautiful Setting Of all the vacations Rickman had been on in his lifetime, it was the vacation to Anchorage, Alaska, that he chose to represent in his office. Rickman said a photograph of the sunrise was the perfect rep- resentation of .Anchorage. Academics w ; ' ♦VK• •• l ' -.: ' : ' • ' ■ ' v - v ' 05 o Provost Taylor Barnes enjoyed a range of items and souvenirs. He had a strict focus on the improvement of the University and an appreciation for cultural diversity ' with treasures from around the world. A tin box and mugs with " Air Force " printed on them from his 20 years of ser ice, and the replicas of his intage Ford Mustang, showed the many sides of Barnes. ■4 Single Delight One of Taylor Barnes ' s favorite objects in his office was the picture of his only granddaughter. Kat ' . dressed in a Bearcat cheerleader uniform. Throughout the room, other pictures of her illustrated the joy she brought to his life. - Foreign Expansion On his mantle, Barnes had a picture of Universit ' President Dean Hubbard and Dr. Muto, from the Niigato Universit ' in Japan, signing an agreement. This agreement allowed Japanese international students to stud ' for a trimester at the University. o H This executive assistant to the president had a wide range of interests decorating his surroimdings. From keepsakes to motivational reminders, Tom Vansaghi kept a collection of items that reflected a bit about his background and mind-set. Not only did he contribute his time to the Uni ersit ' , but a plaque revealed his membership to the Board of Special Ohmpics. W - " 1 Carnahan Keepsake Inside a wooden-framed box was a flag folded into a triangle. The flag was from the office of the late Gov. Mel Carnahan. Vansaghi helped with his campaign in 1991 and 1992 and kept the flag after Carnahan passed away. Q Running for Success Vansaghi never liked running, but he completed the 1998 St. Louis Marathon. A plaque that had a newspaper clipping and medal from the race w as displayed. He said he was proud of himself for not quitting and discovering there was something in him he did not know he had. Officfs Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing l Idsll I J.III.II ' IN Social Activities Provide In its second year, the Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing expands its activities agenda. Amid till ' ili ' coiations in tlic J.VV. Jones Student Union Board Room, the Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing held its first Winter Somi-1 ' oniial dance, .Jan. 26. AppmximateK ' 60 students tiK)i part in the e -ent, which was jiLst one ot ' tlie man ' acti ities hosted by the Academy. According to Acti ities Coordinator Corey Wright, planning for the night began during the fall trimester, but w-as not finalized until the week of the dance. ARAM.ARK pro ided appetizers while decorations and music were courtes ' of Academy staff and student committees. " This is just one acti ity that is important to give these students a feel of normality as far as high school goes. " Wright said. " I feel it ' s ver - important to give the students the opportunit for social and ph -sical experiences, as well ;is tours the - have attended throughout the year. " Academy student .-Vdani Peetz said there was a difference between attending the Academy and a traditional high school. Tou get a lot morefiieedom [at the Academ |. ' Peetz said. " But at the same time, you get a lot of pri ileges taken away, like dri ing and partying your senior year. At the same time you get more day-to-day freedom as long as you attend our Academic Normalcy tuur lioui of claiiso.. " Wright said the students participated -arious other acti ities around the campus. " The kids have been actively invohed intramurals on campus, as well as marching ai [X ' p band. " Wright s;iid. Other acti ities throughout the ear iniliuh trips to see " Phantom of the Opera " in Kiuis.i City, and the Strategic Air Command Musciim in Omaha. The Academy sponsored events such as ice skiiting trips and its first prom tii In ' held in May. Away fh)m the topical high school experiena-, social activities created an environment similar to what these students had left behind. Setting academics aside, school-sponsored events balance i out the work! of an .Ac-ack ' nn stuiienl. Removing strips of tape Mm liflli ' I-,ii r v m the linishec) Cuuper Hall Loun f. Students paintc their first floor lounge in pastel colors with rectangular design, photo by Amanda Byler •i ; " »VK• ;•- ' ' L ' i - ' ' vl v.!. -. ' «. :• ' , , )ur Line " Being an Academy Alk. student is an option that f not ver ' many people r f are offered; so I thought to myself, it ' s the road less traveled. " -Rick Prevedel After the paint has dried Cooper Hall Council member Crystal McClain helps to clean up the lounge. Academy students worked as a team to repaint the room. photo by Amanda Byler The Cherry Poppin ' Daddies ' " Zoot Suit Riol " plays as couples swing dance. The Academy staff and students attended a semi-formal dance in the |.W. lones Student L ' nion. photo by Amanda Byler Your Line l) Jill .liihiison O; tlic ciiiicatioual homestretch Al Ihc end nf ihr joume . gniduation ilrrw Ihc final phaw o( hiRhrr rdiirulion lii a clow. For two Knuluair studcnLs. rrrelvinR ihfir nuislfr di-grew would cnmplrlr Ihi-ir Nurthwt-st cxperifnct-. Krissy Riiwlcr and Sara lli)kr wrn- b ilh in purtuil of a maslrrs in busino and nianaRfrial information swlrms OffrrinR a chanrv for gnidiiali- students to earn nu ne while seekinj; their master ' s degrrc. the Northwest I ' .raduale .Vvsislant pn gnini WHS appealing for both Royster and Hoke. With 38 master-levels and three speeialist education programs, students involved in the Graduate Assistant Program received their education, while working for the University. " I knew I wanted my MBA (Masters of Business Administration) and I couldn ' t pass up the grad assistant program, " Rov-ster said. ' It was too good of a deal. ' There were 134 graduate assistantships available to students. Students were encouraged to become graduate a.ssi.stanis by the 9-month stipend of $5,2, ' 0 plus full fee waivers. The assistants earned an added salary for the 20 hours a week of »vork required. Working at the Talent Development Center. Royster completed the work requirements by tutoring business students. With an undergraduate drRrec in marketing, she worked while taking 6 " nrth uf graduate level courses. ' It ' s great becaus - everyone is there becaUM- thi-y want to be, ' Royster said. " Everyone can have fun and fiM-us at the s.ime time. " Friendshii s resullwl fn)ni this cinse-knit environment . I loke and Royster demon,strated this tight Nind in their wwklyTaco.lohn ' s laco Tuesday runs before their night Hoke had similar feelings about the group of people involved in her It was a chance tn build friendships and build on knowledge acquire l in early level courses. " The classes are really just extensions of what I ' ve already learned, ' Hoke said " There are still tests but there are more case study probi , ' s a graduate assistant in the AdminLstratioii Building, Hoke ' s job requirements involved writing newsletters, mailing and office work. Both students focused on the task set before them. Students in the Graduate Assistant Program Hoke and Royster worked to complete the class work and office work to graduate with high honor-, and an education in which they had invested valuable time and effort. Finishing up paperwork j;raduale studcni Ashcly Thompson works in the office of lh( Theater Department. " My jobs help because ii lets me learn from the professors I work around, " Thompson said, photo by Brett Sdu if 2C Acad emi cs_ P " know in Ihe long term this is going to lienefit nie in my next job The e«| erience ihal I have received is : i. ; ' »v j Mix ' K i . ' ; - - . , •vn ) ' . : J. . . ' -. ' bv Jill Robinson Further Education Benefits Continuing education repares graduate students or real world occupations nd a place above most in their field. First Job Two different worlds shifted in and out of his schedule. One focused on classes, homework and the social obligations ofbeing a graduate student; the other revealed the work that went on behind the scenes of the Universit ' . Acting as the administrative assistant for President Dean Hubbard, Shawn Sandell witnessed first-hand the responsibilities and effort required to keep a universit ' running smoothly. Funded by a grant from the Sloan Foundation, the position was filled by only student a year. Sandell was not a new face in the president ' s office. As an undergraduate, Sandell worked for Hubbard two years before becoming administrative assistant. After going through the application process and paperwork, Sandell received the position. He worked 20 hours a week while studying to get his Master ' s of Business Administration with an emphasis on management information s ' stems. " It ' s never boring: there ' s always something new going on, " Sandell said. " It ' s actually challenging at times. I ' ve learned time management above all; there are a lot of deadlines and projects, plus social life and academics. You tr - to juggle all that and decide priorities. " Job responsibilities entailed researching and assisting in special projects. He also and coordinated meetings and projects in relation to the Sloan Grant, which to set up a process of activity-based costing at the Universit ' . Last trimester, Hubbard assigned Sandell to maintain one of their Web sites. Looking toward a job in consulting or project management, Sandell ' s experience offered rEsumE material he could use after graduation in July. Sandell said he learned about professionalism and poise in the workplace, as well as the business structure of the University that would direcdy relate to his future career. " In the beginning it may not seem very important, but in the long run if you would like to advance, it could really give you an advantage, " Sandell said. " I ' m really happy with my decision, I think it ' s great experience for the future. " Taking on the role of both student and administrative assistant. Sandell witnessed what was required in running a university ' while taking classes and preparing for graduation. It was a learning environment that Sandell said would directiv benefit him after he took the next step into the working world. At the front of the line, Shawn Sandell prepares to lead the graduates to Bearcat Arena. Sandell planned on tinlshjng classes in the summer of 2002. photo by Cody Snapp CiRAnilATF ' TIinFNT ; - Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth College of Business and Professional Studies Allcr Iho lunvuiatiun tcrcnuim, sludonls Irom the BtHilh LolU ' nr ui Business jnc) Sluclii-s lili ' clown from the lilcachers to rcicivi ' pins Irom Melvin Booth Booth was honored earlier in the d.n for his donation to the Universii photo by MichjeLi K,wger Your Line l think I)u-(l4 niiti iiifn)ti) Mi ' l Booth shows li( % Muccssful the businrvs ilki;i can hi . Btxilh wiLs ,i lMl in(■ss niiijur and for hiiii ii I iKwinw ' sua-uKsful cniniRh lodoniitrtluit much moni ' sh(jw ji lilt for the collcRiv " 1i i ' VK ' U ' ' " ' LV -.: ' VK : ' =- ' V .-- } )i ., by Chris Bolinger bv Lhris Bolinger Alumni give back to Alma Mater When the University was facing budget woes, IVIelvin and Valorie Booth gave bacl with a $5 million gift to the College of Professional and Applied Studies. It was the largest donation in Northwest histon-. given to the College of Professional and Applied Studies, and all that vas required was a simple name change. The S5 million gift resulted into the Mehin D. and Valorie G. Booth College of Business and Apphed Studies. " I primarily wanted to enhance the opportunities for business students at Northwest, " Booth said. " I wanted those students to get the opportunities that I did when I was at Northwest. I also wanted to do it when [Uni ersit -] President Dean Hubbard was still there. " Graduating from Northwest in 196 " , Mehin majored in accounting with a finance and insurance minor, while Valorie majored in business education. The donation was a thank- ou for experiences the couple gained from their active involvement with the University ' . To commemorate the gift, a limcheon was held in the J.W. Jones Student Union Ballroom . ug. 26, followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Colden Hall. A display cabinet in the foyer of Colden Hall was built in honor of the donation. At a press conference, Melvin and Valorie Booth pause before answering a question. The Booths made the largest donation in University histon.. photo by John Petiovic A ribbon is cut by Dean Hubbard, Valorie and Melvin Booth in Colden Hall to celebrate the dedication ot the Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth College ot Business and Professional Studies. The couple wanted to give back to their alma mater by donating S5 million dollars for scholarships and other beneficial programs for students, photo b John Petrovlc " The ceremom- that took place was e.xceUently executed. " Booth said. " I felt it was ver ' well arranged, and my wife and family were very pleased. " The money was di ided into three gift t pes: current, lifetime and deferred. Current gifts provided an annual full-ride scholarship to a business student from Bethany, Mo., tlie Booths ' hometown. lifetime gifts included an invested principle, of which earnings were allocated to impro ing the business department. Finally, the deferred monies were used to attract matching- funds support from other private donors. " This mone - [matching-funds], allows other donors to have a high profile name at half the cost, " Lance Burchett, vice president of Universitv ' Advancement, said. Booth said the gift was a way to show his appreciation to Northwest " I wanted to make the donation so I could help those that have helped me over the years, " Booth said. Donation- tfl. -i -r. »,». Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth College of Business and Professional Studies , M.ukK I .III. k Student Magazine goes Worldwide Following a one-year hiatus. " Heartland View " resumes publication in a new medium as an on-line travel and leisure magazine. Although the trips were intense, there was a sense of freedom about them. With a new opportimit ' to travel, students also reinstated a publication that had once dis;ippeared. " Heartland Mew " magazine was created in 1992 for -earbook editors to gain experience in woridng on a professional magazine. The only class of its kind allowed students to get an insight into the business. However, its publication ended after the 2000 summer issue due to lack of funding. " Our funding became too much to handle, and we had to discontinue the magazine. " Liuira VVidmer, directorof Student Publications, said. Students wanted to continue " Heartlaml Mew " as an on-line magazine, or e-zine, thus eliminating the cost of printing. With the help of advisers Widmer and .J(xl ' Strauch, assist a ii t professor of mass communication, the first on-line college magazine was bom. " I ' m really excited about the starting oi ' Heartland, ' " Strauch said. " I ' ve never setTi anything like this before at a college, and I ' m Your Line " ' Heartland View " gives me expenence because I want to work on a magazine someday. I also like being a part of the first group to launch this. " -Amber Brazil 21 eager to set a goal for other colleges. " Sarah Smith, the first editor in chief of the e-zine, said it was the ultimate n)ad trip. " Heartland made me appreciate the things in the Midwest that I normally didn ' t, " Smith said. " Now I get excited about things like the giant hamburger and the Agriculture Hall of Fame. " From its debut to the updated Internet version, " Heartland View " provided an opportunity for students to gain the skills necessar ' to succeed in a publication. " This magazine is unique in many ways, " Widmer said. " From the opporUiiiit - to write about events beyond the University, to programming and designing of Web pages that have audio and isuals, " Heartland View " is the first of its kind, and it is the stepping stone to land-breaking achievements. " From a tiny office in the basement of Well ' s Hall a new e-zine was created that could be viewed with just the click of a button around the world. Web pages are uploaded .)s Sarah Smith, " HearllancI View " editor in thief, works late into the night. " Heartland View, " an on-line Midwest travel and leisure magazine, was Idunc hcd m I ' .iriv November, photo by Amanda Bv ' Mass Communication Department: Front Row; Matt Rouch, |od Str.iu h, Maria McCrary, Laura Widmer and lerry Donnelly. Back Row: Matthew Bosisio, jaqueline Lamer, Fred Lamer, Scott Duncan, Doug Sudhoff. ;Ml. J. i-vv)j ' : .}. . . by Mandy Lauck Keeping pace with the times New major combines three disciplines for students ' success The world of technology evolved at a fact of learning how to create a piece of dizzying rate. To keep up with these artwork, " Craig Warner, associate improvements, the University created an professor of art, said. " The same thing goes Interactive Digital Media major. for art students who have to take computei The idea for the major stemmed from a classes. But the students know they neetl brainstorming session between Carol to take these classes to excel at their futuir Spradling, assistant professor of computer career. " science information systems, and Jody IDM gave students numerous chances tn Strauch, assistant professor of mass advance in multimedia occupations, communication, while traveling to a class " This major creates a renaissance person, they took at the Universitv ' of Nebraska- in which they mesh both their left and right Lincoln. brain to compete for jobs in the " Carol and I talked about what we entertainment and marketing fields, " thought would be the perfect elements in Warner said. " I think so far it is working well an IDM major, " Strauch said. " We thought for both the students and the professors. " that if the emphasis of art, mass With the exception of minor difficulties, communication and computer science the reaction was positive and students were were combined into one major, students eager to get involved, who want to be involved in web designing " Of course, as with anvthing new, there jobs could be fully prepared. " are going to be problems that need to be After many meetings with all three hammered out, " Strauch said. " But if departments, the major was approved and problems such as packed classrooms offered the spring of2001. In one trimester, continue, those are happy problems that 74 students declared IDM as their major: will be solved in a matter of time. " 18 with an emphasis in computer science. To continue to stay in step with the ever- 20 in mass communication and 36 in art. changing world, the new major offered a The new major made students marketable, chance for students to become prepared for " With this major, I have seen computer a job market that was increasing in students come into my painting or demand. From an idea to reality, the new sculpting classes and be frustrated with the IDM major benefited many students. Before midterm week, Philip Laber, professor of art, shows students in Creative Photography how to matte their photograms. Students spent the first half of the trimester perfecting techniques by creating photograms before they were allowed to make photographs, photo by Shane McAsey Computer Information Systems Department. Front Row: |oni Adkms, Nancy Thomson, Merry McDonald and Carol Spradling. Back Row: Phillip Heeler, Gary McDonald, John Reynolds, Doug Hawley. Technol ogy Melvin p. and Valorie G. Booth College of Business and Professional Studies li Jill Koliiiisiin News 8 Now Debuts Introducing a new outlet for student media, News 8 Now ' offered experience for future broadcast journalists On- Air Chaos filtcreti througli ttu- newsroom. A combination of intensity, stress and anticipation settled in the studio while preparations were made. Filling the void left behind se eral years ago. Associate Professor Doug Sudhoff stepped in to start " News 8 Now. " A former television news reporter for WDAF in Kansas Cit ' , Mo., Sudhoff wanted students to walk away with an idea of what it takes to put together a news show. " I wanted them to gain the experience of being in a newsroom and then see the product they have worked on, " Sudhoff said. " Students need a sense of pride and accomplishment. They get to see their work go on air and not just a grade. " Students enrolled in Broadcast Journalism and Television Practicum were responsible Your Line " In Broadcasting, events happen fast and need to Ix; covered: the pressure puts you to the test but I set a rush out of it. " -Josh Murphy for pulling together the final products. Video news packages were edited and put together by the Broadcast Journalism class, while Practicum students were responsible for technical aspects such as directing and camera work. Everj ' Monday and Wednesday, starting in mid-October, the adrenaline rush of a news production was experienced. A limited number of classes provided this t pe of media outlet for broadcast students. " News 8 Now " was an option for those interested in the intensity of television productions. " The biggest challenge is expanding tlu ' opportunitv ' for students so they can have more guided opportunities to learn more television and news, " Sudhoff said. " News 8 Now " did not only cater to students, the conimunit - also pla ed a key role in the creation of the program. " Students need to understand the issues of the community and University to know what matters here. " Sudhoff said. " Ever ' one has their own little world, but a good journalist breaks out of this world ever day. " Two trimester classes contributed to the development of the news program Sudlioff Accounting Finance Economics Department. Front Row: Doni Fry, Sieve Ludwig, |ohn Baker, Linda Hanson, l trick McLaughlin and Bob Cooper. Back Row: |ason White, V.C. Kharadia, Ben Collier, A.B. Kelly, Mark lelavich, Roger Woods, RahnI Wood and Michael Northup. — - Academics said that he was pleased with the improvement and efforts of the students. He hoped that a tradition of pride would form for the Channel 8 production that was similar to other established student media. " I ' m really proud of the Broadcast Journalism and Practicum students, " Sudhoff said. " They started doing something that hasn ' t been done for awhile, and it ' s not easy. 1 really hope that they have some pride for what they ' ve accomplished. " hi vuM :yii i: .? y. h ' . v -. . ' . ; ' ' v r- ' bv Bctsv L ee Senior students go public with service project Students rarely venture outside the Northwest bubble of classes, studying and partying. For senior public relations majors, their trimester assignment w as to jump into the real world with both leet. After each presentation, the audience, including Assistant Prolessor Roy Schwattzman, has the opportunity to ask questions. Each group presentation was 10 to 20 minutes, photo by Amanda Byler Ro kssociate Profes cited about it. It allows learning experience into " This project is brand ne v. ' Schwartzman said. " Fm really students to fit their senior semin their future plans. " Seniors in the field of public relations were required to take a senior seminar class prior to graduation. Previously, an extensive research paper was needed to pass the course. This year, however, faculty developed a new program incorporating community service. Students could participate m ime of four team service projects. JoVanna Carter chose to do the ser ' ice project because she viewed it as an opportunity to apply her skills. Carter ' s project was to help publicize a lock-in organized by a youth development group called Assets in Motion. The lock-in was held Nov. 16 and approximately 86 kids from 7-12 years old attended. " The project meant a lot for me because I got to apply all the work I ' ve done in a real life situation. " Carter said. " It was great to see the kids get excited about coming to our event. " Other teams of students w orked w ith Bristol Manor Senior Center, the Nodaway County Animal Shelter and the Breathe Easy anti-smoking campaign. Students presented their projects during the last few classes. During the presentations. Schwartzman got an idea of how the project affected the students. Shelley Caniglia, who worked on the lock-in project, said it was a wonderful experience. " I felt lik e I got a real experience and a practical application of what I had learned from classes and other life experiences. " Caniglia said. According to Schwartzman. the benefits of the community service projects were limitless. He said that students picked up professional skills such as budgeting and creativity. " These are not the sort of skills you can get from reading books. " Schwartzman said. " This is learning by doing. " Looking to include more options in the future, the communications and theater arts department planned on extending the community service projects. Public relations seniors would soon have the opportunity to use knowledge learned in the classroom lo help the community. Ten minutes before taping Sara Magnus rehearses her Mnes while Andy Townsend runs the camera. " News 8 Now " taped their last broadcast for the 2001 year Dec. 5. photo by Amanda Byler News 8 Now Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth College of Business and Professional Studies Management for Managerial Communication produces students with effective communication and job management skills. Interaction between employees could decide if an office en ironnient would be relaxed and productive or filled with tension. The Managerial Communication class was designed to focus on this concept and learn how to effectively communicate within the workplace. For a final project, students concentrated on communicating in different situations. One group focused on the effects of birth order on communication, outlining how to interact with a first, middle or co- worker. " Effective communication can vary depending on the birth order of who you are trying to communicate with, " Angela Shulenberg said. " For first-boms, you need to give them good feedback and be sure you keep them from taking on too much. " Creating a good working environment was the focus of many of the presentations. One discussed the differences in gender communication methods pertaining to business matters. Your Line If you don ' t practice public speaking, yvu can ' t get any better, and you wtin ' t be able to speak in front of strangers in your futurv career. Speaking in class gives me this practjce. " -Andrei ' Roth AcAPPMirs Life . ccording to Instructor Cindy Kcnkol, the goal of the class was to present valuable infoniiation and make students feel confident in their ability to give information to a group. " It is a skill you are required to demonstrate immediately in the job market, " Kenkel .said. " We hope to take those [who are) scared to death and make them more comfortable in front of a group. " In addition to rescarchinj; effective communication, students learned how to perform well in job interN-iews and create a resume and a positive work environment. " Knowing how to conduct myself in the business world was one of the most valiiabli ' things I learned in the class, " .Joe Anderson said. " I feel like it ' s prepared me to get a job. " Managerial Communication provided students with the skills necessary to gain employment and successfully interact with co-workers. The assigned presentations gave students more than a grade; it gave them knowledge they could apply directi to future jobs. Angela Shulenberg presents her classmate, with a brief introduction. Her team ' s presentation was focused on birth order and its effect on communication, photo h Amanda Byler Marketing Management Department. Front Row: Tina Coffell, Sieve Gilbert Cindy Kenkel, lanel Maria, Linda Duke, Chi-Lo Lim and Ann Clark. Back Row: |im Walker, Terry Coaller, Russ Norlhup,Tom Billesbach and Doug Russell. !J ; v)v:• ' vx ' ' . : ' ■1 ' H; ,• ■ . , , . - ' n Agricultural Department. Front Row: Alex Ching, Terri Vogel, Harold Brown and Tom Zweifel. Back Row: Arley Larson, Duane Jewel! and Harold Brown. by Betsy Lee Software Skills Programming students gain experience working on valuable projects Developing programs that may eventually be used within the University and throughout the state, students enrolled in Software Engineering worked hard the fall trimester. At the conclusion of the trimester, groups presented their progress on four projects. Winter break did not guarantee a finished project and some students were forced to abandon their work, leaving it to be completed by others. None of the software programs developed during the fall trimester were completed. Sanders said that during the 2002-2003 school year the class would be a two-trimester sequence in order to allow students to complete their projects. " We ' re trying to teach students techniques for developing large software systems, " Sanders said. " This takes time. " One of the projects started this semester was a Missouri Home-School Record Keeping program. According to Sanders, the software would help home-school parents plan lessons and keep the records required by Missouri law. " The class was basically centered around developing this project. " Emily Hart said. " It has shown me how to work in a group and the life cycle of developing software. " Some software programs were developed specifically for the University; one would be used as an instructional aid in Computer Programming classes. These programs not only helped students learn about computer programming, but would provided the University and community with innovative software. The course was beneficial to education and growing portfolios. The computer displays his project information while Phillip Maher explains what makes up a node. Emily Hart, Ronda Cade, Greeta Kharadia and Dan Lloyd were also a part of Maher ' s group in software engineering, photo by Amanda Byler Collece of Education and Human Services l I iiicU.iN ( i ' iiin| Food for Thought Improves Elementary education majors incorporate the importance of healthy eating habits into the classroom. Classroom Bright posters iinii 3-1) displays liiifd the eleiiieiilarv ediicatiun inajurs. Tauglil by walls ofthc third floor in the Administration Assistant Professor Janelle Ciak, the class Building. Signs screamed slogans promoting objective was to learn the basics of luitrilion healthy eating habits. while making the concepts understaiulable Pre-school and Elementary Nutrition and for children. liit ' iinn.itiKi) was a rtHjiiiri ' d I ' l.i ' i I ' ■■ i .iiiiniM ' !,ii : lit ■! ■ !mu ' .;1i tn Human Environmenlal Servict " Department. Front Row: dncy Riley, Cfclti Suppal, Margaret Drew, Pat Thompson and Regina Knott. Back Row: jean Bouas, Shirley Steffens, Julie Albee, Carol Tjeerdsma, Nancy Folr and Carolyn McCall. JZIS- ACADEMLC where all of the students will be able to incorporate this into their classrooms, " Ciak said. " Students could make bulletin boards or even prepare meals with their future students. " Culminating the information taught in class, the poster project provided an opportunity to share knowledge. Students were given five topics to choose tVom; the object was to create a poster that hotli adults and children could learn from. Students then presented their projects to the entire class e.xplaining why they chose their topic, the materials used and what aspects of the class they had incorporated. Wall-to-wall splashes of color were an interesting change for the third floor of the Administration Building. Individuals who stopped to gaze at the bright posters took away information about nutrition, as well as a better understanding of healthy eating habits. Students fill the third floorof the Administration Building to observe Ihcir classmates presentations. Students took notes and were allowed to ask questions at each conclusion, photo by Amanda Byler ; ' n ' R ' » v:l ' x: ■ ■ ' v v . . • ' • I ' r bv Betsv Lee Miniature world provides big lessons Early Childhood Education majors get a taste of what teaching entails at the preschool level The elevator door slid open evealing a miniature water fountain nd two tiny sinks standing two feet ff the ground. A little blonde head obbed by, approaching a sink that . ' as just her size. Behind the scenes, graduate student Colleen vIcKinsey wraps Christmas presents for the rhildren. The early childhood Christmas part ook place in Horace Mann Lab School, pholo -yy Amanda Byler In the basement of Brown Hall, the Early Childhood Development Center class gathered to enjoy food and games in preparation for the holidays. Parents sat in chairs sized for their children enjoying the colorful atmosphere. Education majors found the ECDC to be a critical asset. Students in various departments and classes worked with the children, applying concepts learned from their studies. Early Childhood Practicum, taught by Assistant Professor Margaret Drew, was a class that spent a lot of time with the kids. The practicum was taken right before Early Childhood minors did their student teaching. " The pre-service teachers apply the knowledge from the classroom, " Drew said. " Then they get feedback from the teachers and as well as the University supervisors and the kids. " In addition to spending time in the ECDC as students, many education majors chose to seek employment with the center. Brooke Hogan worked in the ECDC 18 hours per week as part of the work-study program. " Just playing with the kids we learn something new every day, " Hogan said. Psychology Sociology Counseling Department. Front Row : Mike Thomson, Connie Teane , Carla Edwards, Kyoung Ho Shin and Rebecca Hendrix. Row 2: Larry Riley Shelly Hiatt, Carol Clatlin and Roger Neustadter. Back Row: John Bowers, David LoConto, )ackie Kibler Doug Dunham, April Haberyan and larrold Bamet " Children know more than adults think they do. " Working in the center also had its benefits professionally. Students interacting with the children had a taste of what teaching pre-schoolers would be like. " Basically we do everything the teachers do, " Hogan said. " So when I want to teach kids this age, I already have my foot in the door. It won ' t be as overwhelming. " The ECDC provided students with a unique opportunity to interact with children below the age of 5. While many classes required students to be involved with the center, some students worked in the center voluntarily, using it to its fullest potential. Whatever reason students found themselves in the basement of Brown Hall, they were provided with a learning experience that involved working in a unique environment. Surrounded by furniture, computers and toys all sized for people under 3 feet tall, students got to experience a preschool teaching environment. Your Line In this class you learn to teach children what they need to know to ?row healthv and tron2. -Karie Lacko ic PRFSCHOni AND Fl FMFNTARY NUTRITION - College of Education and Human Services l lUls I .-.• Kip Kittens Tumble into Learnins HPERD ' s Creative Movement students try out their teaching skills vtfith preschool gymnastic students. Giggling and gesturing excitedly, the preschoolers arrived at 5:30 p.m. and enthusiastically jumped onto the mats, riiey sat in a circle, awaiting their warm- up and instructions from students in the Creati e Movement class. F. er Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. students in the Creative Movement class, taught by Instructor Gina Scott, worked with preschool g Tnnasts enrolled in Kip Kittens. Parents could enroll their child in the class for S20 a month. Kip Kittens was designed to make children comfortable with apparatus such as tlu ' uneven bars. TM t. rings and balance beam . Creative Movements students, who were required to work eight sessions of Kip Kittens, worked one-on-one with an average of 26 kids. A array of acrobatic acti ities were taught in the class. " We teach the kids the basics; how ti do forward rolls, carhvheels and a bunch of other things, " Rachel Jenkins saiil " . n thing to make them have fun. " Your Line " As a future educator. (Kip Kitten-s] gives me hands-on learning experience working with children. " -Jeremy Snyder — Academics , .,••:■ •s! ' : ' ;: ' ! Kip Kittens was not only beneficial for the kids, but the instructors as well. VVorkinR vith children gave students valuable teaching e. perience. " Kip Kittens is beneficial for anyone who comes and helps, " .Jenkins said. " You get to see these children and how courageous they reall ' are. It is an experience, interacting with the little children to see if vou realK ' want to do it in the fiitiirf. " Creative Movements students combined knowledge from their education and physical education classes to teach preschoolers to perform on the beam, mats and bars. To assist her preschool partner in complcling the rope climb, Don Bejllic helps her child inln position. Kip Kittens was held in the Martind.ih Gymnasium, photo by Amanda Byler Betsv Lee Jrban Experiences Enlighten Future Teachers ■ducational Leadership students visit IHickman Milts High school to gain training in diversity. uring the shadowing project. Brooks Brown Iks With a Hickman Mills High School student uring his lunch break. Northwest students aveled to Hickman Mills on Nov. 27. photo : urtesv oi Uovd Kilmer Angr ' teenagers strolled dowTi the hallways of the urban high school doing drugs, wearing gang paraphernalia, carrying weapons in their coats and concealing drugs in their lockers. This was the stereotype of inner-city high schools often portrayed in the media. It was enough to frighten teachers away from employment opportunities in large cities, especially if they had never been to an urban high school. When the Secondan.- Education Practicum I class went to shadow students at Hickman Mills High School in Kansas City, Mo., many were apprehensive about what they would tlnd. For those who had never been to an urban school, the visit on Nov. 27 was enlightening. " I went to a rural high school so I had no idea what to expect, " Heather Dennis said. " It wasn ' t like what you see on T ' . I mean, you see schools with tons of security and fights in the hallways; there was some security but it wasn ' t like I expected. " According tn Assistant Professor Lloyd Kilmer. the objective of the exercise was to expose students to a diverse teaching environment and to dispel mvlhs about inner-city teaching. " The shadowing gives students a greater perspective of what we face as teachers, " Kilmer said. " It teaches them that there are positive things about having diversity in the classroom. " Visiting an inner city high school was an annual event for the practicum students. Every year the class visited a Kansas City Metropolitan area or Omaha, Neb., high school for shadowing. Students enrolled in the 1 credit hour course were also required to perform 24 hours of obser%ation and seven hours of classroom work. Considering all acti ities of the class. Dennis said the shadowing was the most beneficial learning experience. It taught her that she had no reason to avoid teaching in an inner-city school. " This activity taught me that diversity is a good thing, " Dennis said. " It made me realize that it actually does work and that this is a different world than what we see on TV ' . " 1 safety in mind, Josh rington and Cheris ington keep a close 3n their pupil.HPERD ents were separated groups so each child ived some personal ntion. photo h mda Byler Educational Leadership Department. Front Row; Gary Benneotte, Frank Gispino, Ina Liste and Dana Christman. Row 2: William Lockwood, loyce Piveral, Hui-|u Huang and Carol Baker. Back Row; Phillip Messner, Gary Howren, Michael Graham and Carol Edmonds. Kip KiTTPN r- 1 College of Arts and Sciences Assistants Aid Professors ' Lab activities increase the learning experience for both students and teaching assistants involved in Chemistry courses. Lab Classes Lab goggles fogged over as students crowded around the table in an attempt to get a closer look at the chemical reaction occurring in the test tube. In two-hour lab sections, over 500 chemistr - students had the opportunitv- to iew the chemical reactions they had been reading about. With the number of students, professors like Barrett Eichler relied on teaching assistants to keep classes running smoothly. " They do a lot of work for us here in the department, " Eichler said. " For me personally, TAs prepare a lot of the materials and help in class with students ' questions. " TAs were usually paid minimum wage for their efforts in the classroom. Other opportunities often arose from the position. Erin Malone, who worked in Eichler ' s labs, also tutored students on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. " Being a TA in lab classes is a lot of fun. " Malone said. " It has been a good learning experience. " As a chemistPi ' major, Malone enjoyed sharing her knowledge with students ! YourLine " Being a TA for a Chemistf} ' lab class looks good on a resume, it ' s also an easy way to improve your slcills. " -Erin Malunc Starting in the field. She believed lab classes were invaluable to chemistry courses. " I believe the lab classes really lielp the students. " Malone said. " Especially the visual learners, because you can automatically see the results. " Visual learners found the battery lab in Electro Chemistry class contributed to their learning experience. " We talked about how batteries work on the board, " Eichler said. " But until they make a battery themselves, they can ' t really understand how it works. " Combining the lab instructor ' s knowledge and the T.As past experiences, chemistr lab stiuUnts had access to a wealth of material. Chemistry labs provided visual learners with an opportunity to understand the lesson. " They solidify the ideas that are learned in class, " Eichler said. " You see their purpose when students do hands-on wurk with chemicals and materials. " With the help of TAs, students could ta k. in their new information visually. Th ' were not the only ones learning from tl class; the TA ' s walked away with a ne vfound knowledge. Recording results from an experiment, Chemistry 1 1 5 sludenls Katie Isbell, Ted Brigham, Daniel King and Alysa Cilson tabulate their Imdings. Assistant Professor Barrett Eichler conducted a Nvo-hour lab during the iail trimester, photo submitted by Barrett Eichler 22 c «i; :• ' »v) :•l ■x•J ' :x: ' " » bv Betsv Lee Biology Labs create visual learning Legs pulled apart by twine, the fetal pig was jrepared for dissection. After making an incision lown the pig ' s abdomen, the skin was pinned jack to reveal organs and s stems that were ver ' limilar to that of a human. " My favorite lab class was the fetal pig lissection. " Tonya Stagner said. ' It really gave ne a better idea of where all the organs are within he body. " General biology lab students met once per -eek to perform experiments and learn nformation supplemental to the class. More than 500 students participated in 22 lab sections jffered during the fall trimester Students not only iissected fetal pigs, but also performed ;xperiraents involving photosynthesis and rellular respiration. " The lab where we got to see photosjnthesis lappen was the most interesting for me. " Teal Da is said. " It helped me understand how long jhotosynthesis actually takes. " Lab sections demonstrated material in a way that students could not only read about, but understand visually. " I learn better seeing smff happen, " Davis said. " So when I do smft " in the lab that goes along with the lecture, it helps me understand the material more. " In addition to providing students with alternative methods of learning, the lab gave students insight on how biology affects everyday hfe. One of the assignments emphasizing this idea was the ecology article presentation. Students were required to research an ecoloay article, write a personal reaction ,-..., After a fire drill torces her class outside, Anna to the reading and present their findings to the class. Nabors continues to give her presentation. Coral , , ,. , , , . , , , ■ reefs and global warming was the focus of Nabor ' s " I believe that the ecology article lab has an ... u . u o , i - ' presentation, photo by Betsy Lee influence on students, " lab instructor Janette Padgitt said. " The assignment makes them aware of the issues in biology that effect their everyday lives. " Through dissections and hands-on activ iries. student were able to learn about their surroundings, a welcomed altemati e to class lectures. Chemistry Physics Department. Front Row: Rick Toomey, Barrett Eichler, )im Smeltzer and lohn Shaw. Back Row: Rafig Islam, Ahmmed Malkavvi, F t Lucido, Angela Bickford and Mike Bellamy. Chfm istr y- College of Arts and Sciences Active Involvement in Taking the classroom to the outdoors emphasizes the importance of conservation and understanding. HaiuLs wca- iKs.t.miinn blue t ' nun tlit- a)lil and thonis bit at the ankles of students .as they trekked through trails d « n to the conservation pond. N ' cnturin}; into the wihkIs to collect water samples from that kx-ations. Environmental G«?ologv ' students had the opportiinitv ' to leam hands-on about water qualitv ' in the Mar ' V ' ille area. During a two-hour lab, the class took .samples from Colden Pond, Conservation Pond and a nearby stream to test phosphate and nitrate levels, temperature and the amount of debris floating in the water. " This exercise forced students to get out in our area and look at the water quality, " .Assistant Professor Stacie Ensminger said. " Hopefiillx . ii will make them think more about what pi ' did to get that stuff in the w ;iter and w IkiI w can do about it. " With the goal of teaching student.s to appreciate the outdoors. Ensminger said tiii class was designed to be in tune with the surroundings. " .After this class is over students are going to be aware of the environment and what goes on Your Line 1 jbs allow me lo gi-t hands on experience and see the information rather then just hearing it in a classroom. " -Brandon Robinett Nature in it, " Ensminger said In addition to collecting water samples, students participated in debates and v iriiial labs. " One of the coolest virtual labs we had was one about where coal was found, " Ensminger said. " It was as close as we can get to the real thing. " Ensminger concentrated on contemporary issues. When government officials were considering drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Ensminger had students debate the topic. Stuilriil - ,. I. I HJI1..1 ,1 vi. ' UiHiinI lhe had lo research and defend. " This activity made students realize how much all these decisions effect us, " Ensminger said. " Students leam a lot more by doing it themselves instead of reading about it in a book. " A variety of activities offered a real understanding of the students ' surroundings. Environmental Geologj- allowed students to apply class materials in nature. Alongside the stream, Andrea Johnson and jusiin Carter record Iheir observations. Students werr required lo first observe Iheir surroundings belVirc continuing with ihpir bb s- sii nmpnl photo In ni,in(l,i R lrr 24 o Geology Geography Department. Front Row: Richard Fellon, Marcus Gillespie, Joseph Reese, Slaci Ensminger, Renee Rohs and Karen Hoskey. Back Row: Patricia Drews, Mark Corson, Nog Man, jetf Bradley, Ted Coudge, Gregory Haddock, Steven Schnell and Charles Dodds. by Betsy Lee Geography project proves challenging After several late nights spent in front of a computer screen, the projects were finally completed and the Advanced Geography Information Systems students were ready to present. For two weeks, students had been working on their site analysis project. Groups determined a location for anything from a late-night diner in Maryville to a landfill in Jackson County, Mo. In order to determine the site, parameters were set, based on extensive research. Maps were then created, explaining the parameters and the site chosen. Once the research and maps were finished, students prepared PowerPoint presentations and research papers to complete the project. The project required extensive amounts of work. " I worked for probably 78 hours on this project, " Paul Brandt said. According to Assistant Professor Richard Haddock, Advanced GIS was one of the most difficult classes in the program. " This is truly one of those classes where two hours of outside work is required for every one you put in. " Haddock said. " Many geography students are a GIS minor and this class is a requirement for that. A lot of students find employment based on a GIS minor " After working for several weeks developing, researchmg and desigmng presentations, students reported their findings to the class m one of their final sessions of the tnmester After students shared their information thev filled out their course evaluations knowing that the had completed one of the most difficult courses in their minor. I Referring to a PowerPoint map, Michael Hickman points uut the locations of each Maryville bar. Hickman was joined by Brandon Banks and Paul Brandt who chose the topic of late night dinning in Maryville for their geography presentations, photo by Amanda Byler In order to measure how well electricity is transmitted through the water, Karia Strain and Andrea Croskrey use a conductivity meter The water quality lab took place in and around the conservation pond, photo by Amanda Byler Geology - College of Arts Sciences History Class Focuses on The Folk Life class fills brains and s(omacfis with hands-on information and authentic food presented by students in the course. The .iroma ol traditional German and African food hovered in the air around Mixlule 5, enticing students inside. Upon entering, students sampled foreign cuisine, learning waN ' s culture effected societ ' s food choices. The Folk Life class, a histor - course, looked at all aspects of folk influence. Student projects illustrated the influence of folk life on traditional foods and dancing. " The square dance is the reflection of so many different dances blended together. " Robin Moser said. " It just gives you a taste of evervthing. " Moser gave a PowerPoint presentation and demonstrated steps for the class, explaining whe re they originated. " Square dance is a universal language: it comes from everywhere, " Moser said. " .X couple from another countr - can be in the crowd; following the steps without a problem and then the music would stop and you would try to talk to them and realize they didn ' t eww speak English. " Presentations were the result of a trimesttT of work. .According to Moser, it was the main assignment for the course. Your Line " Understanding the heritage and histor ' behind people is very important in understanding individuals .ind their influences. " - Robin Moser Food One of the unique features about these presentations was the nece.ssar ' ficldwork which required students to perform interviews. According to Moser, unique presentations were the norm in the Folk Life class. " I hope the L ' niversit continues to offer this, it is completely unique and you learn a tremendous a mount, " Moser said. " I don ' t think a lot of people realize they even offer it " After the German OctoberfesI presentation, Sara DIelman watches as jellrey Easton Rives the bratwurst a try. Other presenlalions involved topics such as African American folk tales, photo by ShjiioMtAscy History Humanities Philosophy Social Science Department. Front Row: Thomas Carneal, Thomas Spencer, Patricia Headley, Richard Field and lames Eiswert. Back Row: Richard Frucht, )anice Branden- Falcone, Matthew Johnson, Ronald Ferris, Michael Steiner, Monica Knapp and loel Benson. 226 Ao DEMICS ij ' n ' )i ' u % iri ' C ,: ' v.i ' ' v? v j )i . ; by Betsy Lee DiD authors reveal talents I mm Clutching papers in front of them. H English students prepared to read their T? wori to a group of peers and professors. MM A sHght shake of hands revealed the C ner ' ousness of some in sharing their work for the first time. " I was nen ' ous, " Laura Pearl said. " I ' ve never read stuff out loud in front of people before, and it was stuff that I wrote. " Not required for any course, students participated in the readings voluntarily. One type of reading involved seniors, another was a collaboration between students and professors. " We think this increases the bonds between the students and faculty, " Assistant Professor Amy Benson said. The student readings were a popular event. Benson said there were rarely empty chairs. Usually 30 to 40 people came to the evening readings. Students mainh " participated to gain confidence in their work. " Students come to hear their peers read, and the faculty comes to give students good feedback, " Benson said. " VeVe trying to foster the confidence of the students. " Students covered a large variety of topics; e erithing from poetiy to nonfiction was read from the podium. WTiile some of the readings were touching, others were meant to be humorous. " Some people laughed because we had to write a fiction story and mine was about li ing in the residence halls, " Pearl said. ' It was prett ' funm. " Overcoming stage fright, students not only gained confidence in their writing, but exposed a bit about themselves and their talents. Reading personal work in the public eye was a learning experience from both sides of the podium. English Department. [ ront Row: Barbara Heusel and Nancy Mayer. Row 2; David Slater, Bruce Litte, Carrol Fry, David Leaton, Beth Richards and Jean Hurst. Row 3: Kenton Wilcox, Michael Hobbs, Brenda Ryan, Steve Shively, William Waters, Amy Benson, Catie Rosemurgy and Paul Jones. Back Row: Jeff Loomis, Corey Andrews, Craig Goad, Tom Hardee, Ellen Kaler and Wayne Chandler. by Lindsay Crump Conflict leads to comprehension Argu ments fle v across the room as quickl - as the icy glares that accompanied them. Students in Ke -in Buterbaugh ' s American Government class debated on a wide variet - of topics. According to Buterbaugh, many students gained understanding through the debates. " Debates are used to get students actively involved in their ovs-n learning, " Buterbaugh said. The debates helped students comprehend the concepts presented in the course. PowerPoint facts backing him up, Chad ... , , Evans debates his side on the Affirmative Action " t ' " ' mteresting assignment that took issue. Students In Kevin Buterbaugh ' s American up g lot of time, " Lisa Archer said. " But I Government class were required to debate DHce a trimester, p ioto fay mandaey er learned aspects about the topic that I probably wouldn ' t have been taught in class because of all the research I had to do on it. " Students were di ided into teams of three to five people. Following a l6-minute presentation given by each group, the audience had 18 minutes to question both teams. Teams with the most comprehensive research were usually victorious. After the debate finished, students took away a greater understanding of the topics researched and an experience in defending their beliefs. Even after the icy glares had disappeared, the knowledge gained still remained. Political Science Department. Richard Fulton, Robert Dewhirst, Daniel Smith, Kevin Buterbaugh and David McLaughlin. Fni K Li FF C I ASS- ■IHIVHI mmmmmm .. .. L . Y ■■ w -V.v,,v iH hiiKi [ c Sl mios Directing I • ■ . ■ ■ ■ ' -t . « tt$L hat iw -i — ' iisaint wftMawwwo ' •. y " " ■• ' ' i«s !fe College of Arts and Sciences by Betsy Loe Library assists research workload To llif untr.iiiirtl • .•, m.i c •)! cliitl i a h.illv a s. a rridors anil lxM k wen- all (ir);ani cil in •i inu ' m sterimi.N way referred to as the Dewev IXvimal System. Many students knew that the library remained a wealth of knowledge, but many had difficulty finding the facts they needed. In order to decipher the labyrinth of information, students turned to the Help with Research program. The Help with Research program was a ser ice offered by the library- since 1995. Connie Ury. one of the prxigram sponsors, said students using the service learned how toeffcctiwly research topics within their major. " We don ' t do the research for the student, " Ury .said. " We just help create an avenue for their research. " In addition to helping students gather information for papers, the ser ice al so introduced .students to alternative methods of research. " Many students don ' t know about ERIC or GEO Base. " Ur said. " These are the definite research bases for Education and Geography majors. " Students using the service made an appointment and brought in their research topic. They then sat down with a research consultant to locate Web sites which pertained to their paper. " I recommend using the service because there ' s not a lot of time in the day. " Jessica Scheuler said. " This makes it easier to get the info you need faster and more efficiently. " Help with Research was a welcomed senice and over 150 people participated in the fall. The service gave students an opportunity to learn how to research effectively and quickly within their field. Your Line " Art photography has given me a different way of looking at the world; it .ilso taught me a new -kill. " -.Jereniv Francis ' ' r -- -y CADEMICS Preparing for the crillque Karen Kehl i- till- lirsi 1(1 set u| hiT picluri ' s in the h.illwa . A ma)orlty ol studt-nls ' I IK lures focused on nature, photo by Art Department. Front Row: Armin Musham and Paul Falcone. Back Row; Russell Schmaijohn, Kim Spradling, Phillip Laber and Kenneth Nelsen. j«; ' V ' R• v ri J v • . ' v = ' vy5 .: bv Josh Flahartv Photography Class Captures New Images lined the hallways as a testament of Phil Laber ' s Creative Photography class. Perspective r ■ i 1 1 4 1 Behind covered windows, 12 students studied the chemical process and the effects of hght on their product. Students in Phil Laber ' s Creative Photography class learned their trade through in-class demonstrations and hands-on experience. Laber, who had taught the class since arri ing at Northwest 26 years ago, said little had changed about the course except his ability ' to present the content more simply and directly. " I want to give students a new isual acuitv ' and an abilit ' to think and see the world more abstractlv and less literallv. " Laber said. " I think that ' s what all my teaching has become: I let it sneak up on [students] and then one day it 11 just hit them and they ' ll realize that things are different. " Students in the class came from different areas of study at Northwest. Some were taking the course as a requirement for their majors, others enrolled out of interest in the subject matter. " This class has taught me to not be afraid to take chances, " Karen Kehl said. " Using materials is the only way to tr% " an idea. Even if you fail, you ' ve learned something. " As part of the new Interactive Digital Media major, students were required to take Creative Photograph)- until a course was created which focused on digital photography. " It ' s my intent to not have digital photography become something that is totally um-elated to analog photography, " Laber said. Giving students a new perspective in viewing life. Creative Photography offered students an opportunit ' to learn a skill that was applicable no matter what their field. After cleaning the darkroom students gather in the hallway to critique each other ' s work. The photographs that were chosen by the students as •he best work were displayed during the spring trimester, photo by Amanda Byler ROTC. lames Wycoff, Gary Moore, |im Schreftler and Brian Stackhouse Crfativf Photography — MR Work Begins while Omers Sleep While most students slept comfortably in their beds, others toiled through the night to complete academic tasks. An inner war was waged, body against mind. Desperate to stay awake, to keep working, to finish the story, the art project, the paper: minds fought off waves of sleep, forcing eyehds to remain open. In the waning hours of the night when manv students lay snug in their beds, bleary- eyed, delirious students toiled at various locations around campus. From the basement of Wells Hall to rooms scattered through the Olive Deluce Fine Arts Building, fluorescent lights burned and computers hummed hours past the normal academic schedule. " I have spent so many sleepless nights cramming in drawings and sculptures. " art major Corey Gillespie said. " I get weird late at night. " In the Fine Arts Building, art majors worked on projects that required man - hours of focus. When the daytime was taken up by classes and other acti ities art students were forced to spend nights completing their projects. " It sucks having so much to do and having to come up with creative ideas at hvo in the morning. " Jeff Bailey said. Developing new and innovative ideas in the ' ACAD£A11.CS wee moments of the morning was a problem facing many individuals working after-hours. For students working on publications in the basement of Wells Hall, staring at a computer screen for long periods of time compounded this dilemma. " My brain just starts to feel like mush. Marjie Kosman, Editor-in-chief of thr Northwest Missourian student newspiin r said. " It " s like it ' s just this pile of IuiukI m my head that ' s going to run out of my ears soon. " Nights of work eventually gave students on publications the nickname " basement dwellers. " According to Kosman, this surname fostered a family atmospheri ' among staff members. " There is a certain sense of pride that comes with it, even though people think you ' re crazy, " Kosman said. " It makes me proiul that I do this and that I ' m doing sonu ' tliiiii; for the campus and the community. " Producing a quality product was what kept students working late into the night. When the paper was finished and the art project completed, students sometimes had time for a quick nap before it was time to get back to work or head to class. Although the long hours were stressful on the mind and body, students continued to work into the morning because of tile pride they had In a job well done. Your Line on art projects doesn ' t feel like work to me, because it ' s something that I love. " -Christine Sluve : ' o V ' ) ' ' r ' . ' ' K ' i ' x ' . n - . ' -•• After hours, Andy Rogers works diligently on his work tor advanced drawing. Students had to put in extra eftort to finish projects before the Olive Deluce Fine Arts building closed at midnight, photo by Shane McAsev The Owens Library computer center tills with students. Work had to be tinished by midnight before the library closed, photo by Amanda Byler In the early hours of the morning. Photography Editor John Petrovic prepares his photographs for the Northwest MIssourian. Missourian editors were known to spend late nights working in the basement of Wells Hall, photo by Amanda Byler ■IHiHBI Career Services In ( liiis U,.Imii; -i- Services Relieve Answers to the many questions concerning employment and internships are found in the Career Services office. Job Hunt Stress In business clothes jnd resumes in hand, students poured into Bearcat Arena for Northwest ' s Career Day. From Aramark to Sprint, both local and national businesses offered students jobs and internships, photo by Amanda Byler I ' Ik ' iimI workl was lomirij;. To help students get ready for the upcoming challenges, career services provided students with all the tools needed to pick a future and find a job. The Career Ser nces office, located in the Administration Building, assisted students in choosing a major, networking with businesses to find internships and creating the best resume possible. Intern Director Rosalie VVoathermon said that many students came to career semces and set up appointments to help them revise their resume and inteniewing skills. Career Services also hosted many events throughout the year to help set up internships and jobs. Career Day was a biannual event aimed at hi ' ljiiiig students lU ' twiirk in tiic workplace. Over 100 companies participated.. " Career Day has been going on for some time now, " Weathermon said. " Many students think that Career Day is just for juniors and graduating seniors and that is not true. Freshmen and sophomore students can come and make contacts with the companies they are interested in. Then, when they are ready to fill the internship or full-time position, they will have already had contacts with the company. " Also organized by Career Services was Teacher Placement Day. School districts from Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and Iowa came to campus looking for future teachers. " One new event for any of the education majors is the Virtual Teacher Placement. " Weathermon said. " This gives students the access to reach teachers from the four-state [area] on-line. . " Whether it was personal interviews or on- line contracts. Career Services provided an DUtlet for those looking for a job. As graduation grew near, Career Services had the answer to the daunting questions.. Your Line The Career Services department has resources and networking rapabilitie.s available that I had never dreamed of. " -Carissa Bolinger ACADEMICS_ )l rM■ . ' u• :J• : ' x; ' " .■• • •= ■ ' . • ' •.■ ' ! 5i ' -;• -- by Chris Bolinger Mock Interview Day Mock Interview Day was sponsored by Career Services twice a year. Tlie purpose of the event was to help students hone their interviewing skills, gain experience with professional business conversations and gave participants an opportunity to have a real-world interview with a real-world employer. The overall goal of the event was to make students more comfortable with the interviewing process. " Students need the practice for interviewing, " Jason Klindt, Career Services Graduate Assistant said. " In this atmosphere, students get a different perspective of their interviewing skills from a real company. Employers get to tell you what they want in a potential hire. " Students were pleased with event as well. They took advantage of potential job openings and learned of new areas in their majors. " I was interested in the Federal Reser ' e Bank, and after this interview, their job opportunities really caught my attention, " Esra Aydar said. Another student improved her organization and preparation when going into her interview. " I had a positive experience, " Debra Wehmeyer said. " The employer gave me good advice for improving my resume and inter iewing skills. " Career Services held many events throughout the course of the year, including another Mock Interview Day in the spring and two career fairs. " We are a learning institution, " Klindt said. " These types of events were just another way for our students to learn and prepare for the real-world. " Vhile investigating a possible internship, ? Boxter picks up an application from borah Wagner, a recruiter from the Girl 3ut Association, during the career fair, hen I came to Northwest I knew that some dents would be interested in internships but my surprise some where interested in eers, " said Deborah Wagner, photo by landa Bvlar Caree p 30 m - , v Hrtp4 i tw ■ W»! 1 " t «SSIiN .. -I ' .- vot ■:«««»« - - S H 3ta i 1 1 Atfatnllisa In M.hkIn 1 .111. I, Tour of Educational Student ambassadors offer assistance in promoting Northwest through campus tours with prospective students. Options It was the concern on many high school seniors ' minds, the answer to the never- ending question of where they were going to college. Bombarded with letters and information on a variety of educational institutions, students tried to make a decision that would change their lives dramatically. Student ambassadors played a major role in the University ' s admissions. Tiffany Johnston was one of the ambassadors who led students on tours through campus. After taking a tour the summer before her freshman year, Johnston knew she wanted to become an ambassador. At the time of her inquiry, there were scholarships available for the position. " I asked the girl who was conducting my tour if there was any way I could be an ambassador, " Johnston said. " She said there was, and after two interviews, I was accepted as an ambassador. " According to Johnston, one of the advantages to the job was that it allowed her to meet prospective students. Ambassadors also had the advantage of attending all promotional events held at the Universitv. Johnston said one thing that she enjoyed about being an ambassador was getting a set schedule and working five hours a week. The hours were di ided between four hours that were spent giving two-hour tours and attending required meetings. When ambassadors gave tours, thc-y varied from student to student. An art major spent more time in the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building, while other students wanted just a brief overview of the campus. The ambassador ' s job was to cater to what the student wanted to see. One of the important aspects to Johnston was showing the prospective indisidual that the Northwest faculty cared about students. " When a student comes to campus and 1 give him a tour, I want that person to leave knowing that Northwest is a good school to go to, " .Johnston said. Your Line " ' Picking a college is a life changing decision, I became a student ambassador to help students with the college decision-making process. " -Katie Phillips After the tour. Tiffany Johnston explains scholarship possibilities to Jake Scott and his father Don. lake planned on taking his ACT again to trs to raise his score in order to qualify tor scholarships, phofo by Brell Stewart ACAD£M1.C ' Jvn uu - C- ' student ambassador Tiffany Johnston explains the social outlets on and off campus to a prospective freshman, lohnston shared information on many University clubs and organizations. photo by Brett Stewart While leading the Scott family to the |.W. |ones Student Lnion, Tiffan lohnston discusses the campus meal plans. Aiadme plans provided different amounts of money to accommodate any type of eating habit, photo by Brett Stewart AMPtASSADOR ' ; In M:in(l I ;in U .111 Continual Quest Records were broken and celebrations began when Northwest won the Missouri Quality Award for the second consecutive time since 1997. Even the clun i M.iir . w i .ipi d in sih-er, had the logo. The Missouri Qualit - stamp w-as printwl in royal purple on candy, drinking glasses and meniLs scattered on decorated tables. This wzs no small occasion. For an educational institution to receiw the award was something to be proud of, but capturing it twice called for a grand celebration. Since the first Missouri Quality Award in 1992, 20 different business cooperations had received the honor. The award %vas presented annually to promote quality awareness and recognize performance excellence. University President Dean Hubbard said it was something to strive for, but quality had been a critical part of Northwest prior to the creation of this award. E. aminers involved in the judging for the Missouri Quality .•Vward arri ed at Northwest Sept. 30 and toured the campus talking to faculty, students and administrators throughout their five-day stay. Hubbard was optimistic about the Your Line " Kven before the existence of the Quality Award, myself and other Northwest leaders formed the concepts of continual improvement. " -L ni c-rsitv President Dean Hubbard for Quality " I was very proud of how the visit went, " Ihihbard said. " The judges met with over 200 [K-ople consisting of students, .staff and faculty. Ever one they spoke to had complete information on their job and their surrounding area. " The scoring was based on a scale of 100-1000, average being 300-400. Hubbard estimated that the University scored bet veen 700-800. Hubbard ' s predictions were correct, and excitement erupted as Northwest was named the winner of the Missouri Quality Award for the second time since 1997. The honor could only be won every four ears, and Northwest was the first educational institution to VNin the award, and only the second organization to claim it twice. In response to the accomplishment, a reception w as held for the public Dec. 7 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the J.W. Jones Student Union Boardroom. Rep. Rex Bamett, R-Mo., Sen. David Klindt, R-Mo. and Hubbard were scheduled to speak. Punch and cookies were ser -ed, but the larger celebration was still to come. Taking t vo buses. facult ' , the entire Board of Regents and approximately 40 students made the trip to St. Louis Dec. 13. The black-tie affair was held at the Marriott Hotel. A Governor ' s Reception and Awards Presentation Banquet wcmc planned and approximately 108 Northwest affiliates were present. Lt. Gov. ,Joe Maxwell was the key speaker of the night and his enthusiasm was shared with the proud award recipients. The only educational institute present. Northwest shared the evening with the top corporations in the state. Northwest shared their pride by passing out Bobby Bearcat stickers. Even waiters and Maxwell sported the University logo. " This is fun, " Hubbard said. " The top quality leaders in the state of Mi.ssouri are here in this room tonight. With the companies that are here, it ' s great to be a part of that group. ' Vou don ' t see any other universities here. " HistOPi ' had been made, but Hubbard said there was no settling in a comfort zone. Improvements were always on the agenda. After the award had been given away, memorabilia taken fix)m the tables, the plates and glasses cleared; one thing remained,! standards that set Northwest apart from other educational institutions. Proudly displa ed were two awards, evidence of Northwest ' s commitment to qualit - and constant quest for excellent ' . A sign kings proudly as students and faculty anive l( ir Ihu Missouri Qujlit Award reception. Senator David Klindl S[X)kc to the crowd in the |.W. lones Student Union Boardroom Dec. 7. photo by Amanda Byler The Site Visit Team moves from their meeting in the ).W. Jones Student Union to begin touring the campus, lovanna Kellough was the team leader while )im Williamson acted as the o erseer m evaluating Northwest, photo bv Xtichaela A glass of wine and quiet socializing take place in a candle lit reception room at the Marriott before the banquet. Lt. Gov. Joe Maxwell addressed those in attendance before heading to the awards ceremony, photo by Melissa Calitz Receiving the Missouri Quality Award President Dean Hubbard is congratulated by the Lt. Governor of Missouri, Joe Maxwell. The ceremony was held in the Marriott Hotel in St. Louis where a dinner of filet mignon was served, photo bv Melissa Calitz Missouri Quai ity Award - % Lfndof Ihv direttiim . i condottof Al Setge), Tixii Brockman, Maggif VVeming jnd Sjrrwinth.i Hilclrpth pcfti)mi w ith tin Symphonic 0 chl• tr.l The annual sprinj;axx i ■ ' i was held A(xil 8. phxX ' 6 - Michaela hunger " Grow Everybody had a story to tell. Tragedies and triumphs, secrets and memories that spilled out in conversations over coffee, walking through campus or random meetings throughout the day. Tapestries were painted in the listener ' s mind of places unseen or adventures few had taken. These were the true lessons in life. Curiosity, inquiring minds and listening skills were the only requirements to open hidden doors to the secrets and stories of people along the way. We grew from understanding different ideas and living through others ' experiences. This was our three-dimensional textbook. Pieces of friends and acquaintances, professors and co-workers made imprints on our minds, their traits meshing into our ever-evolving personalities. Few could fathom being alone and frightened with an unborn child growing inside them. It was stories such as these, of courage sprung from unsuspecting moments, that tested all those affected. These tales sparked a realization that the fight for survival was in all of us. This survival instinct matched the drive for adventure. Stepping outside the familiar setting of school, images of an Australian skyline or the sensation of a humid afternoon in Chile sparked curiosity in the world around us. Bottom line, everybody had something to teach us. In the maddening chaos of everyday life, It was refreshing to hear another perspective of this journey. All one had to do was open their mind and ears to the tales waiting to be told. The average person consumes 1,500 pounds of food a year. The short term memory capacity for most people is between five and nine items or digits. According to the Anxiety Disorders Association, one in 11 people suffer from some kind of phobia. - ' - " ■ttnw The brain is more active while sleeping. The average person falls asleep in seven minutes. The average human produces 25,000 quarts of saliva in a lifetime. The average person laughsistimesaday. 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Mathematics and mputing, his high test scores were ?ning many doors. ;hris Lewis attended Paseo ademy for the Visual and •forming Arts in his hometown of nsas City. Seeking to improve his leral education, Lewis made the ft to the Academy at Northwest, re the concentration was focused ire on mathematics and science. I wanted to get more of a challenge idemically. " Leuis said. " It also ped me with m ' study habits and read " for actual college. " rhis 17- ear-old took his studies iously. One of 1,500 semifinalists the National Achievement lolarship, Lewis prepared for his idemic advancement. Students re e aluated on their PSAT scores had the ad antage of apphing for tain scholarships or sponsorships m companies. Lewis did not let the ssure get to him. I didn ' t want to get too worked up over it or I would be stressed and do poorly on it, " Lewis said. " I looked o er the math and just went and took Lewis devoted an average of 8 to 10 hours of stud ing a week, but he did enjoy other activities besides schoolwork. Video games were a new hobby, as well as web design. Practicing the piano was also a passion. Since the age of 2, Lewis had been pla ing by ear with no formal lessons. For now, the Academy offered the opportunities for him to go into medical technology or pre-law. He had no regrets in moving to the Missouri Academy. " I miss my friends from high school and the extracurricular part of school, " Lewis said. " Ch ' erall, I think this is the better place for me to be. " Gi ing up a life as a high school student to challenge his mind and progress academically, Chris Lewis was on his way to higher education. High aspirations to succeed by becoming a semifinalist for the National Achievement Scholarship opened doors to goals that would benefit his college career. , ndrew Thomas. Rav-more, Mo. . nna-Leigh Thomas. Concordia, Mo. Nhu-Qu -nh Tran. Kansas Cit ' . Mo. Natasha Trueblood. Mar ' ' ille, Mo. . ngie Truesdale. Smithv-Ule, Mo. Michelle Tsai. Blues Springs, Mo. Jennifer WalJcer. Dora. Mo. Daniel Wheaton. St Louis, Mo. Katharine Wheeler. Florissant, Mo. Kyle Duann Williams. Joplin, Mo. Amelia Wlllits-Smith. ParlniUe. Mo. Rob Ti Worsey. Rolla, Mo. Chris Lewis " I %Mn trying to keep up with the lifestyle and trying to become a successful actress in the most grueling and competitive industry, " Tina Croumoutis said, portrait by Amanda Byler Alexi Groumoutis urvival of a Star in ' her New York ' ulsating with intoxicating energy and itement, she and the rest of New York ?brated its " Subway Series, " as the Yankees k on the Mets in 2000. The festivities took :e in of her favorite restaurant, Windows-on- World. looking down on creation from the of the World Trade Center, ipping on a cosmopolitan at the A G Bar and II, Tina Groumoutis reflected back to a life lived in New York merely months ago. iding in Manhattan, Groumoutis lived on the led Madison Avenue, an experience many pie only dream of. But for this sassy small n doll, it was a dream that became her lity. There wasn ' t a day when I didn ' t wake up Madison Avenue and appreciate how some it was, " Groumoutis said. " Within king distance I might see them filming a ior motion picture and then hang out at itral Park and later catch a Broadway show. " roumoutis said she left her small hometown eston, Iowa, with only a " broken heart, yer and a dream. " Hoping to spread her gs as an actress, she ventured to the city of ow cabs and street vendors. The city became ileidoscope of wonders that would become r New York, " as she often referred to it. In order to survive in such a demanding city. Groumoutis waitressed and bartended at an array of unique restaurants and clubs. None of these experiences was more unique than bartending at the illustrious Studio 54, located between Broadway and 8 " ' Avenue. An acclaimed night club during the 1980s that catered to celebrities and handpicked guests, Studio 54 pumped out disco music with an infusion of sex, drugs and rock ' n ' roU. Now it housed the sold-out Tony award winning Broadway musical Cabaret. Night after night the theatrical magic unfolded before her eyes as she worked behind the bar. After living in the New York for almost five years, Groumoutis began feeling like a slave to the city. " I was trying to keep up with the lifest ie and trjing to become a successful actress in the most grueling and competitive industr ' . " Groumoutis said. " My days were spent going on auditions and my nights were spent working and going out. " Developing her craft, Groumoutis worked on New York University student films and comedy venues with Second City Improv. Paying her dues, she also worked as an e.xtra on productions such as NBC ' s television drama " Law and Order " and a movie starring Al Pacino called " People I Know. " Still, Groumoutis hungered for an acting job with greater substance. Groumoutis ' s daily rituals of going on auditions began taxing her ambition. " Getting told ' no ' sucks and it eventually begins to seep into your self-worth, " Groumoutis said. " As much as I loved the city, that lifestyle becomes too much and you just need a break. " It was then that she knew something had to change. " I needed life to be a little easier for a while and I wanted to go back to school, " Groumoutis said. Though it was an agonizing decision, Groumoutis decided she needed to come back to the Midwest and finish college at Northwest. But not before promising herself she ' d return to New York. As she watched the events of Sept. 11 unfold, her mind raced back to the day she celebrated the World Series at Windows-On-The-World. Sadness swept over her body and her desire and ambition to get back to " her New York " was greater than ever before. Soon, she would go back, but this time ready and armed with a degree in English and a minor in theater. Amy Abplanalp. M. School Math Ed Kerpi Acton. English Steffanie Adams. Finance Alison Adkins. Public Relations Robei Ahlrichs. Geo Unified Scienc. Melissa Aldrete, Broadcasting Chad Ackerman. Marketing Megan Allbaugh. ocal Music Ed Marie Allen. Marketing Management Jennifer Alle -en, Child Fam. Con. Sci. Fsyc Nicole Andersen, Social Science Sec. Ed Kristen Anderson. Medical Technology ' Stephanie Anello. Merchandising Debbie Bacon. Journalism Sarah Baier, Merchandising Melissa Barry. Comp. Psych. Soc. Tyrone Bates. Bio Zoo, Emphasis Chem, Christina Beck. Public Relations Sara Begley. Psychology Benjamin Belt. Ag Science and Ed Ja.son Bentrup. MIS Marketmg Binan Bethmann, Ag Science Jeremiah Biggs, Comp, Management Sy ems Stacey Birkley. Marketing Management Devon Black, Elementary Ed Richard Blackburn. Ag Business Finance Brooke Blackford, Park and Rec Management Kara Blocher, Elementary Ed Tin a Gko umqjjxis Recognition of Coaching Endeavors by Tower Staff Hard work and dedication riMpcd rewards after a lough football season. While athletes were receiving awards for athletic ability, one coach was recognized for his outstanding efforts. Bart Talum. offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator had confidence and satisfaction in his job. Playing under Head Coach Mel Tjeerdsma during his years at Austin College. Tatum was a graduate assistant for Tjeerdsma before becoming an integral part the Bearcat offense. Talum said the offensive linemen expressed a great amount of selflessness and were, in his opinion, the best players to coach. " These men are willing to make personal sacrifices for the good of the offense and team. " Tatum said. Jill Bonharl. ELlrmrnUn fj Chri« Bolinitrr. Public RrUtion -«ch Boman. Polilicjil Brill Bookrr. Corporaie Rct Mrndrlh Booth. Vix-«! Music F.I Jamie Bormh. Ps tholojt Philip Boiirhrt ' .-■..■ ' ..■..• M:tn«gcincni Knn Hr«d . CuSIrc ReUtMos MrlUu Brvazilc. IDM Jeff Brijgcit. Computer Scirncr imcr. Bu NUnajtfmrnt ' MarketinR Thomas Brown, . Trrnlon Brown. Elpmenlarv Ed Trrnl Buckncr. Vocal Music Ed Grain Buhman. Computer Scirncv Sara Bunch. BioloKv Pnxholoio- Jcw Bunther. Corporate Rcc Tirrany Barnot. S.iciil Sdencr Sec. Ed Mrxan Bumrtl. Klemenl«n- Special Ed Michael Burney. Business ManaKemctil Jnaica Bullcr, PnxholoiO ' Shelle CanlKlia. Public ReUlions Colby Cantrcll, Elemonlarv Ed Jill Cantu. Bmadcastinjt TlmolhyCarr. Biwinev Marujc Holh Car lcn n. PvchoIoRv S«c Amy Carter Fi Heather Carter H-ni JoVanna Carter, PublK Kr-, Corr Casey. Child and Family Studies ra Chamberlain. Business .Management Elli Christenscn. Elementary- Ed LD Tik-ChinK Chu, Computer Science JIU Cilta. P5 ThoIoK Jane Marie Clark. Mathematics cur Mis ili ' cliialiim In the s|i(irt iiudhfil Inmrs (il lime, but it wiis iiinilf worlhwhilo wlioii Tatuiii Wiis annoiincod Niitiunal Assistant Coach of the Year, for NCAA Division II. The award, based on coaohiiiK excellence, community senice, commitment to student- athletes and contributions to the American Football Coaches Association, was bestowed on Tatum in San Antonio, Texas. " It was nice to be honored at the national convention, " Tatum said. " The award brought notoriety to our University, as well as to our football program. I was amazed how many of the coaches at the convention knew my name tag and commented on the award and our program. " Being one of the best in the nation, and coaching seven All-American ' s since 1997, was no rn.lll f.Ml. Working with the best ri-(|uir. ,1 strong recruiting, something Talum enjoyed Meeting the prospects, watching them perform and meeting their families was one of Tatum ' s favorite parts of the experience. The only drawback was being away from his family for long |)eriods. " Recruiting is one of the more enjoyable aspects of college coaching, " Tatum said. " Being away from Rachel, Alec Charles and Miles Antonio for days at a time is difficult, but recruiting only lasts for a couple of months. " Involvement with a team of this caliber was a great opportunit - for students to enhance their intellectual, personal and social development Tatum said. This belief, along with many others, was what made Tatum such a valuable part of the Universitv. %E A« • k.. » ' . k. lA. IMi » " ■!» • . llison CIe enger. Marketing Buj Justin Cole. MIS Kelli Clark, P5 ' cholog ' Sociolog ' -Mraa Clenunoiis, Ps xhology Sociology Megan Coleman, Elementary Ed Jodi Coles. Finance Sarah Comfort, Vocal Music Ed Julie Coney, Pre Professional Zoolog ' Robert Conley. Ag Science Brent Connelly. Marketingy Spanish Corbett. Speech Oi Communication Justin Corbett, Business Management Rachel Courtney. Phracal Ed Marianne Cox. Org Commuication Marsha Cox, Ps choiog 7SocioIog ' Emily Craven, Merchandising Nathan Crawford, Computer Management Jay Crom, Agronomy Jason Cronick. Finance Elizabeth Crow. Education Kenneth Crowder, Computer Science Christ Crow-nover, Ecolog - Elizabeth Crownover, Public Relations Lindsay Crump, Speech Theater Ed i Sam Crust. Vocal Music Ed ! Kisha Cummings, Corporate Rec Michelle Cunningham, P5 ' choIogy Brianne Curtis, Elementai - Special Ed Kelly Daniels, Business Management Tro Dargin. ' ocal Music Ed Tbeater Pert Courtney Davis. Child and Family Studies Bart Tatua Q- People- Trklia Thoninson Wishes for Life A successful battle against leukimia leads to an opportunity of a lifetime 1 and out of the hospital since the age of 2, Kim Novotny not believe any wish could come true for her; she was ven wrong twice. orn with one kidney and diagnosed with leukemia at the of 13, Novotny spent most of her high school years uring complicated illnesses and treatments, " ve had to grow up really fast, so I feel like I ' m older than ;t people, " Novotny said. . ' hile in the hospital, a doctor contacted the Make-A- Vish ndation and told the organization about Novotny. Granted wish by the foundation in 1999, Novotn ' decided to take opportunity to go to New- York City and meet Rosie onnell. : wanted to meet Rosie O ' Donnell because I watched her he time when I was in the hospital, " Novotny said, smiling. e kind of made my day a little brighter. " he foundation allowed Novotny to select three people to ig on her trip Nov. 10. She chose to bring her mother, iher and best friend. 1 addition to touring the Empire State building and Radio ■ Music Hall, the group attended a taping of " The Rosie onnell Show " at NBC Studios. : got to meet her aftenvards and that was fun, " Novotny I. " She didn ' t really have a lot of time to talk just because had another show to do. but she did take time to ask me it I had. " " Donnell gave Novotny an autographed Rosie jean jacket. ce-A-Wish also setup a make-over set up for her at an cale New York salon. X was kind of cool because I never had anything that nice )re, " Novotny said, brushing back her blonde hair. " It was ly fun because they cut my hair and layered it and I was here for like 3 1 2 hours. I was like ' Oh, I didn ' t know- 1 ;ed that bad. ' " fter her visit with O ' Donnell in New York, Novotny ;ived a long-term wish; her cancer had remained in ission for five years. er health improved so much she only had to have a yearly sical checkup; but she had to be more careful about hing illnesses. joing up a lot of stairs is kind of hard and I run out of ith, " Novotny said. " But I ' m pretty- much back to normal. " he importance of living to the fullest was stressed by the e-A-Wish Foundation. Novotny had her wishes granted, ip to New York and freedom from cancer. Donna Davis, Business Management Latonya Davis. Ph sical Education Shana Da is, Flementan Special Ed VVilliam Da is. Geography Cj-nthia Deaver, Ps cholog Sociologv ' Joel Debrutn, Ag Bus . nimal Sci- Amber Degner, M- School Ed Micbele Derks, Child Family Studies Penny Devault, Agriculture Ed Mike Dieckman, X j iiiUl. Kim Novotny - " I just tike the kids; 1 jUbt sort ot adopted them and tried to be their grandma away from home, " Cathy Wright said, portrait by Nate Marquiss Sara Elliott, P« -cholog VSociolog ' Caria Ellis. Special ElenienUn- Ed MeliAsa Engl«. Mcirhanl of Textiles Janis Evans, Elementary Ed Wendy E -ans. GroKraph JanU F cn. Animal Science Stacy Fanner. Elementan- Ed Lori Fickcn. Ad Trtising Keny Finnexan. Bn-odcastinR Multimcdia Matthew Fiaher, Geograptiv Joshua F1ahart -, IDM JounulL«m James Fletchall. G«of7apby GIS Lori Foglc. Speech Communicali ' )fi Jason Poland. . £ Bi: - - ■ ENIORS Ann Harman Iweet Student Connection orthwest smoothie technician makes time to form lationships, ' adopting ' students as her grandchildren [ost people knew her as the othies lady at Sweets ' N Treats he J.W. Jones Student Union. le remembered her rapping nts in the 1999 Homecoming iet ' Show. Others spotted her :ing appearances at fraternity " ies. athy Wright, a 63-year-old othie technician, was born in fornia and moved to Mary ille at ige of 2. While she never worked r to Northwest, flexible hours a chance to work with students icted W ' right to her job. just like the kids, " Wright said, st sort of adopted them and tried le their grandma away from le. I think I can remember when ■as young. No one really erstood what was going on. " ' right genuinely cared about the ents and tried to make them feel jme by learning their names, ssides offering hugs and comic relief during the week, Wright enjoyed having fun with students outside the Union. Sometimes this meant isits to house parties. " I never drink, " Wright said. " I go in for 15 or 20 minutes and make an appearance and then I can ' t stand the music anymore and leave. I surprised the heck out of ' em when I showed up. " While some students did not always feel comfortable interacting with Wright on a social level, most found her random appearances refreshing and fun. Even after their graduations she attended student events. " There ' s always a few that are a littie resened, but they still invite me to their weddings, " Wright said. " If they ' re in driving distance, I try to make it. " Attending student events w-as commonplace for Wright; rarely was she placed in the spotlight. Students had the chance to support her and her musical talents during a rap performance at the ' 99 Variety Show. " Oh, they hollered and hollered, and hollered. ' Cathy!, Cathy!, Cathy!, ' " Wright said. " It was scarv " . I ' m a better heckler than I am in front of people. " Heckling students was a favorite pastime for Wright, but rarely did any cause her real trouble. " There ' s only been one or two that have been so obnoxious that I just wanted to pick them up by their ankles and smack ' em on the ground, but I didn ' t, " Wright said. In her experiences, Wright enjoyed her time working with Northwest students. She wished them the best in whatever they were doing. " [The students] are just a great group of people. " Wright said. " I love them all. I wish the ' could all win whatever the " ' ri ' ;; " in;.; tur- " Brooke Follett, Geography Michelle Forsen, Speech Comm Ryan Fouts, Broadcasting Amanda Fox, Elementary Ed Mecoe Franklin. Business Management Leah Gabbert. Public Relations Kelly Gardner, Elementary Ed Marion Gaudartesoulage. Marketing Adrienne Gevens, Marketing Management Joeseph Girdner, Computer Science Systems . nneliese Gould. Elementary Ed LD Shannon Gould. Broadcasting Katy Graber, Public Relations Scott Graf. Broadcasting Jason GrandstafT. Business Management Loren Gray, MIS Jason Greer, Middle School Ed Leslie Grimm, Child and Family Studies .Amber Gross, Merch. Of Textiles Bryan Grow, Secondary Social Science Ed Jamie Haidsiak, Agriculture Ed Monica Haines. . g Business Heather Hainline, Broadcasting Sarah Halsey. Elementary Ed Jennifer Halverson. .Accounting Finance Laura Hampton, Corp Wellness Benjamin Hansen, Psychology Sociology Brooke Hansen, Business Management Cathy NA right Mission to Promote Diversity lie .--till luiU .1 luiiniil, pliers in lii.s belt and u " bullelproor (ncticnl x%atchband. RcccivinR a Johnny EagU ' M-14 and a Green Beret at the aRe of 4. he was on his way to playing a role in protecting his country. Dr. Mark Corson, assistant professor of geosciences, had been actively involved in the military for over 18 years. He was born in Washington D.C, but called San Francisco home. Corson started his career in the military at an early age. s a member of his junior Reserve Officers Training Corps program, he was given a scholarship to the University of San Francisco. . fter graduating in 1983, Corson became a commissioned officer of the Army. He traveled around the world, most recently to Kosovo. Jrna Hansen. MrrclunditiriK J mrs llardrr. .Vf Edurjtion Chriilophrr Harris. Ml$ f. -w Hart. Arcotintin;: Jennifer Hayrs. Spam. Strphen Ha -nrs. Bnvi )r.i liTi. i.hjrrii.-j.i ■• .Juiiipiiig .it the cluince tu put lii.s iiiililarv and civic skills to the test. Corson accepted the duty of trainer to Regional Task Group 6 of the Kosovo Protection Corps for Operation .loint Guardian. " I was really e.xcited to go because it would be my first " real ' mission, " Corson said. While one of the objectives was to teach the former guerillas of the Kosovar Liberation Army to be more organized and disciplined, Corson had a personal mission as well. Before leaving, his family said he must do something for the children of Kosovo. " It was sad to see the children playing soccer in dirt fields littered with trash and potentially unexploded grenades and mines, " Corson said. The construction of a full-sized soccer field replaced the hazardous playground. The site d l» l e .111 ul loiLslructiiii garbage dump. " This soccer field was one of two in the country and I helped build it, " Corson said. After being overseas, Corson realized thi importance of diversity. He said it wag important Americans understand diversity was necessity to living a successful life " Diversity makes us stronger as a natiim and it is imperative that we embrace it, " Corsun said. " Seeing the outcome and aftermath of thi bloodshed and violence in Kosovo has maili me really passionate about this. " Corson was grounded in Marv ' ville and dul everything in his power to educate and op. i the eyes and minds of students he instrucinl Encountering violent situations in Kos(i ci Corson brought back insight on another world iii. . Mc.d. Vr. Brnjamin HraMlin. Ph .i. Mark Healer, . ccountmK Ahiicail Heath. FJemcntaiy Education M rrasha lleideman, Kond Nuthtion Sdence Chris Heier, Graphic DcsiKn Christine HellinK, Markrting Managcmriii Vndrea Hendrix, Ot%. Communication. IVhra llennteler. Child and Family Studies Jill Henry, Elementary fut Joshua Henr -. Socta) Science Seconilary Fjl Siuan Hesaer. Bluln 9 AdmmLitnitian Heidi Hester. Middle School E.I Toby HishfiU. Finance April Hoitac, Computer ScieiKC Rachel House, Corporate Rcc Courtney Housh. BiuincM Management David Hudson. Speech Communications Victoria Huff. BroadcaMin; Brand! lluKhn. Finin Kath) Hundley, Corporate wvlln,-. ToddHunUey. inM Jonathan Hyde. FjijilUh Spanish Stephanie llylton. Therapeutic Ree Katie Jacobs, .Aju rulturr Fxl Traci Jermain, AccountinK Brian Jewell, Inlemational Busine v Keri Jewrell. Znolo. 1 " One of the things I try to drill into my students ' heads is that the mere tolerance of diversity isn ' t everything. " portrait by Amanda Byler .Vndrca Johnson, Biotog ' Brian Johnson. Ag Business Darin Johnson. Ag Science Jenna Johnson, Biologv; Ps cholog - Melissa Johnson, Early Childhood Ed Sarah Johnson, English Jennifer Jose. Elementary ' Ed Joshua Juengel, Recreation Scott Kamrath, Marketing Bus. Management Tyler Kapp. Ag Science Aubrey Kams, English Wendy Kay, Marketing ' Broadcasting Catherine Keim, Bio Cellular Molecular Brandi Kemper, Accounting Finance Bry ce Kemper, Business Ed Matthew Kennedy, Public Relations Todd Kenney, Accounting Kell Kettinger, Biology Psychology Brianne Kiger. Social Science Science Ed Hideo Kikuchi, iDtemational Business Voo-Jin Kim, Business Management Crystal Kimball, Broadcasting Vendy Kirtley. Unified Science Ed Monica Knapp, History I ra%is Knepp. Chemistry Shannon Knierim. Biologj Psjchologj- Nicholas Koeteman, Merchandising Laura Kozel. Accounting Mark Corson Non-traditional Road to College Education In the quest to complete her education, one student says college was worth the wait Colli ' m ' was .1 rxpiiieiUL ' . lor luur years, stiiilents lived in a homogeneous society, surrounded mostly by people of similar ages, intelligence levels and economic status. Encouraged by her husband. Jennifer Perr ' entered this culture as a nontraditional student. Born and raised in Mary ille. Pern, said college was something that she had considered throughout high school, but after graduation she didn ' t know if she could handle college without the support of her parents. " If I would have come to college right after high school, I would have never made it, " Perry said. " I ' m glad I waited. " Even though Pcrrv ' s formal education came to a halt, the rest of her life did not. As she progressed through life, getting married, having children and getting divorced, the idea of college seemed to move further away. Thoughts of continuing her education resurfaced after Perry got remarried. With her children in elementarv school and less dcpriuliiU on liir. sla- liiK-i " ' " think .ibou taking classes. I sl year, for Perry ' s birthdav she said she wanted nothing more than to go I college. With her husband ' s support, he birthday wish came true. " I was talking about it and finally my hasbiuid s.ii to either do it or slop talking about it, " Perry .said After completing one semester of college, Pcrr enjoyed her new life. She felt comfortable ann n the other students, despite her age difference " I get treated just like any other student, " Pcrr said. " I don ' t feel that I gel any special treatment Perry had recently decided to major in specia education. She said that higher education wa an opportunity to take advantage of. " If you want to do it, don ' t wait, " Perry said " Do it. " Entering a new stage of life as a nontraditiona student. Perry proved that learning did not hav to cease. With the support of her husband an family, she to overcame the odds to complct her education. Dcbra Kraft. . n Jamasa Kramer. FjikIlsH Faith KiMtcr. Therapeutic Rk Aimr« l.amberl. Nfedical TrchnoIc g ' Richard Lamourruv Pari Rcc ManaxrmenI l.ari Lanham. Fin. Micharl 1.1 Bcnrdictr Ixbchol. General Studies Kathleen Leehner. Bu.«- ManaflemenI Dustin Lee, Spanish F-un-Ju Lee. CmnputcT Manj|;rnient S em Slew Mei Lee. Ml laura Leffert. FUementan Special Kf Nathan Leopartl. Public Relati n Jina Lilly. Finance Holly Uttle. . d ertu1nf: I ebhie U llfnann. Ru5ine«s Management Wayne Long. Animal Science Cedrick Loot%-oet. Business .AdminLstration Jacqueline Louclts. Middle School Fd Tamera l.ulie. Office Information System Lindsa Lund, Fam. Con. Science i Kristen Lund|Cren. Public Relati. : Philip Maher. Computer Scier., ■ Candice Mahlbcrft. Speech Comm ShaM Matter. A cultural Scien. .• Melivsa Maneu. Secondary Math t JeMc Mann. Geonrap _25 , " I get treated just like any other student, " Jennifer Perry said. portrait by Amanda Byler Jason Mannino, Computer Science Jared Mantell. Marketing Management Christopher Marple. Vocal Music Ed Sabrina Marquess, Accounting Justin Marriott, Poli Science Cnminal Justict Richie Marsh. Physical Education Nathan Marticke, Marketing Regan Mason. Elementary Ed Kendra Masoner. Agricultural Ed Brett Matney. Geography Kenneth McCain. Psycho!og Anne McCarthy, International Business Matt McCleish. Business Management Josephine McClernon. Broadcasting Benedict McConville, Geography Heather McCubbin, Psychology Sarah McCurdy, Vocal Music Ed Sarah McFaHand, Advertising dreg McGhee. Social Science Secondary Ed McKenzie. Industrial Psychology Erin McKillip, Geography Stacie McLaughlin. Marketing Management Janelle McMuIIen. English Journalism Stacey McNelH, Psychology ' Sheryl Meiergerd, Graphic Design Marianne Meinke. English Nicole Menefee, Child and Family Studies Marisa Messer. I DM Management Jfn niffr Pfrr .MarliN;i C ' aril Harmony of Different Talents Keeling ihc slirring ol a passion for music at an early age, Wanda Medlock always felt comfortable in front of an audience. During « " grown up " party her parents were hosting, she hurst into the room, jumped unto a table, and gave her very first performance. Even at 4, she reveled in the attention she received from her spectators. " The feeling it gave me. and the connection with the audience, was the best feeling in the world for me, " Medlock said. People were naturally drawn to Mcdiock ' s long blonde hair and perpetual smile. However, Medlock delighted in giving back the attention. " bvery person has a story, which makes it even more important to meet different people, " Medlock said. Performing with others allowed Medlock the opportunity to meet new people and share her love for music. While Medlock enjoyed composing and singing on her own, performing with a band gave her the same thrill she used to experience when she was younger. " When we started playing, the crowd went crazy, there were even a few girls crying, " Medlock said. " It was the best feeling in the world. " Medlock performed with Welkin Blue for two years before breaking up in . ugust 2001 after members went their separate ways. Prior to the split, the group played at various gigs in Kansas City. Figuring out future plans led Medlock to Northwest and the Department of .Mass Communications. Majoring in public relations and broadcasting, Medlock remained interested in a career in music. Trying not to set unrealistic goals, Medlock realized her limitations and maintained a positive attitude. " All I can do is write the music, get the equipment, get my foot in the door and do my best, " Medlock said. An attitude that was nothing but positive about the world around her, Medlock took everything in stride. " I don ' t have big expectations of life, because being here and seeing everything the world h;is to offer, just being able lo experience living, is good enough for me, " Medlock said. With a positive attitude and an open mind, Medlock overcame the obstacles she faced. Life was experienced to its fullest as Medlock sal in the Olive Deluce Fine Arts Building practice room singing a song she wrote and playing her guitar. Someone walked by, peeked his head into the door, and smiled. Medlock never noticed, she kept on singing. Lori Mr vr. Child and Famih Studio Niki Mihakn h. UrtrtiniL fuusenicnt ChrlMic MUlcr. El Ed Early Childhoad Nicolt MUUcr. Actounlin; Rachel Miller. Thrrapeuttc R. Ricei Miller. Thorapeutic Rccrrati. ■ Kri.Irn Mitchell. Asnculluml t ■■ Jill Monlicur. ChiM and Family Studi. Nicole Mor1en.i«n. . rcouiitiii- R «n Morion, OeoKraph . Allitha Mom. BnudcxMinj; Corinne Moucc ki. El Ed 1 t Kathleen .Mulnik. Elementary Ed Shaun .Murphy. Ajtriciiitural Ed Mike Mu- «elinan. Animal ScieiKe Bradley Nanncman. Broadcasting Munaba Na%iiro. Biolofo Pneholoity Jonah Ndiritu. Chemcitry Computer Sdena ' . llison Nelbllng. PnycholoK) .April Nelson. F.ducation Darin Newby , Computer Sctencr Jennifer Newell. EUcmcnlap, fA Rachel Nichok. Reslaunml Food Ser%-ice Mana£ Stephen Nichola, Therapeutic Rr. (;Men NiekolaiiMn. El Ed. Early Childho ' v; Jennifer NIcac. Fjijtli .Vnthony Ni»ley. Animal Scieno- Matt North. Bu.i Manaxemenl Mariietinit Cetlric Norton. Geography Je si Nowcr. Public Rclation- EJir beth NoM-iszewnkl. Corp. Wellne Nicole Nolph. Speech Communication John Ohlbcnt. . ]tronomy Geo]traph% Kerri Oliver. Office Information S - T ' m. Samantha Olson. Comp. Psyrh Wanda AAfdi nc - wtmBtmsm wn h liritl Stewart Words of Wisdom Assist Learning Acting as the class comedian and being sent to the office evenday was depicted as the " cool thing " in elementan . junior high and high school. A redheaded Brant Miller reflected this image; he made jokes, clowned around and ended up missing a lot of classes. " Yeah. I was the cool kid. the class clown, " Miller said. " But getting kicked out of English class ever ' day kind of hurts your reading skills. " Entering his senior year in high school, Miller had the reading level of a third grade student. Preparing for college was not on his mind, he was still trying to maintain his social status. " I was too busy trying to keep my reputation as the crazy kid, but having that reputation came with a cost, " Miller said. " No one ever really knew that 1 had a reading problem because I never read in front of the class. For some reason 1 didn ' t have to worry about the teacher calling on me. " Without anyone drawing attention to this learning problem. Miller struggled with the work. Frustration followed as he tried to complete class work that was due. " The only thing that hurt me was that everything I ever had to read was always like a foreign language, and it usually look me three times as long to finish reading how to do an assignment than everyone else, " Miller said. " That sucked. " Miller still managed to earn decent grades throughout high school and qualified for a free college class at local community college. However, it wasn ' t until one of Miller ' s friends got into journalism and started his first year of college that Miller started really thinking about furthering his education and improving his reading skills. " 1 can ' t remember for sure if it came to a specific point like trying to chat on-line or through e-mail that finally drove my friend to start pressuring me about college. He said that I would get better at reading if I actually did read sometime, " Miller said. .Actively working on improving his reading skills, he read articles from the newspaper to gain experience. .After preparing. Miller decided to take the ACT, hoping to be accepted into college. " The ACT was really lough for me because it was one of those timed tests and even though I could read a little better, I till some trouble, " Miller said. After turning in his application, Miller u.i accepted at Northwest on academn probation because of his ACT score. After one semester he made good enough grades to be removed from probation. Miller said he fell he was never singled out because of his lai k of reading ability. " No one here besides my roommate, know s about my reading problem. " Miller said. " So nobody really treats me any different or look-- down on me because I can ' t read as good al- most people. It hasn ' t been easy, I still have some trouble reading sometimes but it li.i ' - definitely gotten better. " Miller continued to read as much as hr could, constantly striving to improve hf- skills. He encouraged anyone in the same situation to not give up on learning. " The one piece of advice I could glM ' someone that can ' t read very well would lir to keep practicing, go out and get a book or read the newspaper every day, " Miller said. " Even though it might be hard and frustrating, keep with it. Before you know it. it will get easier. " Eric Ophrim. P«rh..l. (0 Adam Oit -Bld. . k Hasl rN Vmbcr IHMvld. Biisinrw Maaaxcmcnl NirhoU» Offwald. .V Btuinnu MrlK a Ou . Thcatrr-Technical Rebecca PaliDcr. BiolofO .arU Parman, Child u d Fjmity Studies Mark Partisc, Mirlcrtin); Laura Peari. JounulLtm Caleb Peanon. PnTholoK ' Catrina Prlton. Sc t ndin AlNkUc School Ed ke%in Pemberton. ExiMTOCi. Gco Geosraph ' Heather Pence. Public ReUtton-s Julie Pole. Elemenurv ' Ed N«lc Policy. . ricultur«I Scicncr f " Brrannc Po ton. EJfmcntarv Ed Amber Potts. Advrrtisinj: Rnxann Powell. Pnxhnlofo Shel1c Pruin. Sp rch CommumcaUoiu Rebecca Pugh, ElcmenUn. ' fji Michelle Rjua. BuaiacM Muugement Beth Raxmusscn. ElemenUn- Ed T Robin RaAsr. Ps cholo KHK Rath. Spanish Sp ee c h Communication.s Kelli RatlifT. Phv ' stcal Education KiinbcH - Rccsc. Parks and Rec Management Jacob Recser. EI«menlar ' Ed Kelly Relph. Broadcastiox Seniors ' j ' i: •; ' «: ' «;• ' n uMiiMtd Jill Robinson. Journalism Kimberly Robinson, Broadcasting Kara Rollins. Eleraentan. ' Ed Brian Rowe. Geography Jessica Rupiper. Computer Management Sv-s. Stacy Rushton. Graphic Design Julie SajeWc, Public Relations Thomas Sanchez, MIS Kim Scarborough. Biology Ps ' chology Brian Schaefer. Chemistry Biolog ' Beth Schalk. Ag Bil Nicholas Schenck, Rec Park Management N ' athanael Schmitz, Agricultural Ed . ndrea Schnuck, Animal Sciei Kexin Scholmep, Elementary Ed Susanne Scholten. Marketing Melissa Schram. Bu: Mandi Schultes. Family Const Jennifer Scott. Social Science . inend Sealine. Ag Business Jacquel™ Serflaten. Ps ' choIog - RrANT Ml! I FR Adjustment to Life in America laiiiiH .111 riitiivK iu ' « nilliirc with iMitiiniiit .iiul fear. Binv OUidaja sti ' pixtl (ilT the plane fnini Nigerui. . frica anrnil only with the oal of practicing hU rvligion ami Keltiii); an etiiication. Uliitlaja chost- to i-onie to the United States for many ix ' a«)ns. While growing up in Nigeria, he Ixi-anie a Chri.stian and began to IL-iten to a nidio station that played a religious program from Cartxstrvam. III. " I listened to it regularly betwieen 8 and 8:30 on Sunday mornings. " Oludaja said. " So that was how I fir ' it hearxl of WTicaton. III. " Kmployeil hy the Nigerian government, Oludaja was influencwl by a gooti friend who was applying for rollege in the United States, . fler watching his friend go through the process. Oludaja decided to apply as wi ' ll. " It w us thought since we wen? good friends, if he was actually going to WTieaton College. I thought. " Hey. I could go there to and we could just continue to support and encourage each other. ' " Oludaja s iid. Malt Sr nrl. Public RrUtion. Kylr Srwrll. Thrnp« utic R... Ambrr Seymour. P choloj i Bartura Scmour. Kicmcnian EtJ Vmanda ShaM, Uirmrntan U LD Justin Shaw, Ad vnisins Orrn Ship«r«. Social Sdcnct Ed Amy Shook, Elrmrntar. Ed Aman la Sixwijc. AccounlinK . ndrca SIxwIk. Chcmistn I.IKuimlcnngiibvt.nlis .us mnim .l-, lit- .sIcpiH ' d nil the plane. Uludaja begim to question his decision to pursue his educiition. " I R-memlxT the first time I came to Aniericii. I landed off the plane in New York. " Oludaja said. " I was carrying my briefcase and I was l(M)king at ewrything America had to offer. Hie next tiling I notice, my was stolen. I wondentl if I e% en wantetl to stay in this country. " IX ' temiined to it)ntinue, Oludaja welcometl the new e.vperiences with the realization that there were more to come. While at college, Oludaja had some difficulty adjusting to American culture. He decided to sign up for the football team, anticipating a game similar to what Americans would call soccer. " I was glad to find out the college had football, " Oludaja said. " In my homeland, football meant S(KXVT. So I decided to sign up for the team. When 1 went onto the practice field and noticed all these American football players, I kne v I was in the wrong lll.lCl ' . I kllru I aullll u.llll lu gi, out lul IlKitlull anymon-. " In addition to adapting to the social difTeivm in Ameriai. Oludaja found he hiid some acadeniu difficullit i its well. Studying communication ami bnKidcjLsting, Oludaja found it difficult lodLstinguish diffen-nces Ix ' lween the standard ilnglish he taught in Nigeria and commonly u.s l tenninolog) " Of coursi ' , when it got to day-to-day e.vpressiims and then the ideological e. pression.s that have thnr own nuances imbedded in the culture: I hail diffinilties with those when I was first hea-, " Olutliiia said. After surpassing the language barrier and adjusting to yVmerican culture; Oludaja was well prepared to succxvd academically. Oludaja eamiil his master ' s degree and doctorate before accepting a teaching position at Northwest. Teaching Intercultural Communication, Oludaja passed his experiences on to his students. His various stories gave them a different perspective. SriKruhna Sirasala Jnsira Smith. Vocal Mu Manha Smith. Vocal Mu Tanya Smith. Asriniltural Ed TifTany Spauldins. Gco raph . ndrvw Spiejcal. Vjc Busincv Krri Stanitl. ( rxjniutional Communicatki JrmMica SIcfTcn, Animal Science ll .lh Slc Tn.». Elcmcnlan EathCliildhoad Ed Sonyn Sttckalman. Finance Krith Slock. CompolcT Sdencc Mathcnutic. Jennifer Slokcs. Elcmcnun E .Mol) Strait. Merchandisin t BufTy Strong. Ocoj;niph Nicole Strong. CMS Office Info. S - Mellua Sluli. Bas, MAnaxcment Marketinr; Amy Sulli ' an. . xncultural Fj) Deniae Sump. U..idcnhtp Secondary Ed Jara .Sundcrman. .Medical Technology Richard Swank. Accounting Biian Swink. Elcmcntan Eij Jennifer Swinit. Elcmentan f i lisa Sychra. Public Relatione Shannon Taylor. Elementary- iu] -Sfniors Sarah Tharp. Eletnentan ' Ed Traci Thierolf. Psychology Seth Thoebes, MarketiDg Management - ngela Thompson, Ag Science Melinda Thome. Geography Precious Tillman. Psychology Sociology Susan Tingley, Finance Business Economics Michael Tipton, Secondary Ed SociaJ Science Tomlinson. Geography Kyla Trebosovski, Marketing Carrie Tubbs, Ag Business Shannon Tuttle. Corporate Wellness Justin Tyler, Corporate Wellness Ryan Urban. Business Management Bayo Oludaja by Betsy Lee Secrets Growing Within FeclinRS of fear and panic swelled inside her. For nine months Colby Canlrcll lied to friends and family, desperately attempting to avoid the inevitable. On February 14, 2000, several friends took Cantrvll to the hospital. Sc -ercly dehydrated from several days of flu-like symptoms, the doctors confimu-d her worst fear: she was pregnant. From that moment until the day her baby was born, Cantrell kept her pregnancy a secret. " I was scared and I was in denial, " Cantrell said. " My theory was if I didn ' t tell anyone I ' d never have him. " Keeping her secret was an incredible emotional burden. Cantrell felt completely alone as she continued to hide the tnith from those close to her. " I became really qui et. I wouldn ' t talk to anybody, I wouldn ' t socialize, " Cantrell said. " It made me kind of on edge, I was so scared people would figure it out. " .As the days and months flew by and her due date drew closer. Cantrell ' s apprehension began to tear her apart. She ran through scenarios of the baby ' s birth in her head, wondering whether she would call her parents or go through labor alone. Cantrell went into labor the e ening of October 17. She suffered through the night, awaking the ne. t morning with severe labor pains. " .■Ml it was. was pain, " Cantrell said. " I just curled up in a ball; all I could do was curl up in a ball.- .Mcxan Vlhc Elrmrntsn- Ed Darbir Valcnti. ElcmrnUn ' Ed Gprtchm ' andrr l-xkra. Cocp RrcAVdlne Nic BMIuez. Vocal Music Ed Emily Vaughn, Jourrulisni Carrie Vcstecka, Sociolop Rachel Merck. Theater Perfonnancr Anthony Vilalc, MIS Tracy lltone. Speech Communications IciMiica Vochalzer. CMS Suzanite Von Behren. Bioloo Pe,rhojof Tamara Wallace. Camp BiolofO ' ISyrhoioKv Wendy Walters. Public Re[ation» Amber Ward, Maiufcement Anthony Warren. Fiiuncc Jamie Warren. B(oloto7Ps cholog; Melinda Watldns. Busmen Management Adam Wat win. Ac BuMnrrv Jared Wal»on. P n-. Kristin Wation. Hlol l ehra Wchmeyer IHM Still in denial, Cantrell tried ti atlrml litr clas-ses the ne.vt morning. Struggling to make the walk from her room in Frankon Hall, she finalK stopped in exhaustion at Student Support Services. Trying to catch her breath through the waves of pain, Cantrell finally disclosed her secret. She told one of the employees that she was pregnant and in labor. Student Support Services contacted her mother before she went to the hospital. " I could hear my mom ' s voice when we called her on the phone. She was screaming hysterically, " Cantrell said. " All I could think was, they ' re going to hate me, they ' re going to disown me. I ' m the worst child ever. " Finally gaining the courage to talk to her parents, they traveled to Maryville as soon as possible. After making the one-hour drive from Kansas City, Cantrell ' s parents arrived just before she gave birth. " I have seen my father en ' twice, " Cantrell said. " This was one of those two times. " Cantrell was faced with a tremendous decision after giving birth on October 18. With her parent ' s offering support no matter what her decision, Cantrell only had a few days to decide whether to keep her son or give him up for adoption. For Cantrell, the decision was hers alone: she wanted her son to have a better life than she could give him. She decided giving him up for adoption was a way to do that. After contacting an adoption iigency, she was given several profiles of prospective families to choose from. Cantrell selected a family that she felt would give her .son a gootl life. She met with the adoptive families before giving up her parental rights in court. " I knew I was doing the right thing, " Cantrell said. " I knew he would be okay, that someone would take care of him ;ind that someone would love him. " After relinquishing her parental rights, Cantrell went back the hospital to say good-bye. Accompanied by her parents, she went into the nursery and held him for the last time. " At first I was fine, until I sat in the rocking chair and my dad gave him to me, " Cantrell said, with tears welling in her eyes. " I more or less broke down to the point where I could barely stand to look at him. When I looked at him, he looked almost e. actly like me, so it hurt. " Under the conditions of the open adoption, Cantrell received pictures of her son she proudly posted around her room in South Complex. She wrote him cards and letters that his adoptiil family would give him when he turned 18. Although Cantrell struggled at times, she remained confident that her decision was the right one for her and for her baby. " I can see that he ' s happy and that he is loved, ' Cantrell said. " .And that is all I really wanted for him. " -_S£i-ilORS r After giving birth to her son, Colby Cantrell deliberated over whether to raise him or give her baby up for adoption. " When I left the hospital I didn ' t hold him, I just looked at him. All I could say was ' I love you and I ' m sorry " Cantrell said, portrait by Taylor Tholen kw Physical Ed Wellhausen, Ag Science lel Wenberg, Accounting Wenninghoff. Psychology Uliitaker. VocaJ Music Ed White, Elementary Ed Jennifer Wiederholt, Elementar)- Ed LD Nick Wiederholt. MIS Jennifer Will. Child and Family Studies ,ii!ii Willenborg, Marketing; ' Management 1 . ■ 1 1 1 1 i fer Williams. Park , ' Rec Management kachel Williams. Business Administration Tyler Williams, Pre-Vet Ag Business Amy Wilson, Economics Finance Andrea Wilson, Corporate Rec Miya Wilson, Accounting I ucker Woolsey. Middle School Ed Matthew Wright, Industrial Org, Ps cholog - Heather Voung. Child Family Studies Irene Zamarripa. Industrial Psycholog ' Chris Zaner, Mental Disibilities LD Jamie Zerr, .■ dvertising, Journalism Jennifer Zwiegel, Accounting Cm RY Cantrfi I- " The Olympics are the inlcrnationdl symbol of peace. Getting to be a part ot that Is something I will remember all of my life, " Matt Aljele said, portrait by Amanda Byler i Chckut Acrr Bccfc ' d (Ums David Ada m. ' t Jenlec Adaim Shayls Adam. by Mandy Lauck Carrying a Symbol if International Pride reets were lined with patriots sring as the Olympic torch ;ed each spectator. A feehng of ■naUne raced up and doun his . ' like hot oil in an engine. He felt :oppable, like he could go on ver. att Abele, a physical education health graduate, was linated to run the Ohinpic torch ugh Kansas Cit - a year ago by ilder sister, Jessica Todd. When le found out he was picked to the torch, he said he felt Dred. was ver " thankful that I was ed to run the torch, " Abele said, hink it was a really neat ;rience for me. I thanked mv sister afterward for nominating me. " Although it was a huge honor. Abele kept his joyous news to himself He told his friends as the day neared, but besides that, he never really mentioned the news. " When it came closer to the time I had to run, I was worried I wasn ' t going to last the entire time, " Abele said. " I didn ' t know at the time how long the run was. I thought it might be like 10 miles. So I was a little worried because I wasn ' t in the best shape. " The day of the run. Abele had many supporters present. All of his family and his girlfriend were there to watch. Abele had two other runners progress with him through Kansas City. " A marine and a business man ran with me, " Abele said. " The run wasn ' t ver ' long, it was only like three-fourths of a mile and the torch wasn ' t hea y either. " Although it only lasted a few minutes, the memories of carr ing the torch would run through Abele ' s mind forever. " As an American and a person who is involved in track and field, the meaning of the torch run greatly increased, " Abele said. " From now on, every time I see the Olympics, I will remember the day I carried the Olympic torch and be proud of that. " Kristin Baeboor Leigh Bailey Sarah Baird Heidi Baker Evahne Bakter K3thr Ti BaldoD L ' tkarsh Bansal Ma tt A fjfi f Nalhan Bu«ti Sh«fT BowTi IttUf Bmmt Ambrr Bruil Aubrn BrrstK-an Bcttv Bnonn AlUsoD Brown Manha Brtmn Stephanie Brcmii WTiilork- BrtmTiinj; Amanda Brurmmar Amanda Bnihn Lisa Brum Anf ie CaJdvrrU Monka CaldwcU Jennifer Cameron Christine Campbdt Desim Campbell Kristen Campbell Tommy Ciropbdl Naomi Carder Robcn Cardwell Traqf Cariteek Jon Carlin Lucas Carlson yCaiT Marlisa Carhllo UNDERGRADUAinES b Marlisa CarilK National Contributions by Local Woman During Tragic Times Broken remnants of innocent times lay entombed in a garbage grave, tainted in the dusty aftermath of a tragedy. The reality spoke to countless volunteers and workers sifting through the landfill. For one month, Cheryl From was witness to this shocking ordeal. Custodian at the Mary Linn Performing Arts Center. From said her trip to New York was full of experiences she never had in Marwlle. " It was a great learning e.xperience for me to find out how to commute in the big city by subway and ferry. " From said. Volunteering for 12-hour shifts in a kitchen, From fed workers who sifted through a landfill of debris from the World Trade Center. From knew the week of the attack that she wanted to help out. The sheer amount of debris did not become reality for her until she saw it with her own eyes. " I really couldn ' t visualize how horrible that scene was until I saw at the landfill all those fire trucks smashed, " From said. Workers examined the 175-acre fenced off area full of evidence under the high security crime scene. Barges and trucks traveled two hours to the landfill so that every piece, including personal belongings, billfolds, and guns, could be inspected and sorted. To begin the volunteering process. From had to attend training classes with the Maryville Red Cross. She was instructed on first aid and CPR. These classes, and her experiences in New York, left her wanting more chances to give back to the community. " I just felt like I wanted to do something to help out, " From said. From planned to return to New York around March to volunteer again. She explained that even into the summer the need for volunteer support would still exist. The reaction of workers and onlookers prompted her desire to return. " This one lady, she ' d be there upon entering the landfill, " From said. " Every day she ' d have signs saying ' Thank you for all your support. ' " Despite the horror that had occurred more than a month before. From said she was overwhelmed by the positive attitudes she encountered. According to From the city was filled with a helpful atmosphere, inspiring volunteers through offerings of thanks and appreciation. Kell Carter Elizabeth Sarah Molly Case Mikayla Chambers Danielle Cheatam Theresa Chiodini Tony Choi Casey Clariday Shaunta Clark Jessica Claussen Coirie Clay Keltie Clifford , nna Clifton Kellen Clower Dee Cole Sarah Cole . ndrea Collins Christine Collins Cory Collins Fahteema Collins Rachael Collins Amanda Colwell Ashley Combs Daniel Comes Jenna Cook Jennifer Cooper Cheryl FRO . by Jill Robinson =rom Tragedy to Triumph ashbacks still haunt him. Behind friendly eyes allowing even the shy to hold eye act; a dark memory squirmed itself to the ace, reminding him of the day his world iged. jiet and hardworking, Daniel Comes was ll-American farm boy. A native of Atlantic, a, his small-town roots lead this lomore to major in agricultural business, es talked of going into merchandising or modities, internships and a class with his r brother Drew. ; was quick to smile, grinning about his :ge e. periences such as movies, weekly rsday night episodes of " Friends " and his riend, Jessica, who lived in Phillips Hall a few floors away. Unassuming, Comes ;ed among the other students who were .vare of the incredible barrier he had come. lere was no hesitation when Comes was d if he remembered what happened. The did not falter, his body barely shifted, remember everv-thing, " Comes said. " It Aug. 18. one week before we came back hool. It was an ordinary day. " )thing hinted at the events that would w. There was not a strange feeling in the r an uncomfortable heat wave. The day ed out like any other with another list of chores to finish with his older brother, 1. The rest of the family was out of town. bile fixing a silage wagon around 4 p.m., es went to oil the chains while the ning PTO shaft, connecting the tractor le wagon, was still running. It was ?thing that he had done countless times re, e.xcept at that moment, the chains ht his glove and pulled his arm into the ring machine. ad called 911 and the ambulance quickly ed. Comes said it was tough to describe )ain in his left arm. Chaos unfolded as ighters, paramedics and people gathered n to take the wagon apart, desperately trying to free him. " It was up on the hill by our silos, and I remember looking across at the cars pulled over just watching everything, " Comes said. " They were giving me morphine for the pain, but it didn ' t seem like it helped much. Justin Walters was there helping and I told him, ' Don ' t let them take my arm, Justin. ' " They amputated right there in the midst of dusty cattle lots and towering silos. Comes was life-flighted to St. Joseph Hospital in Omaha, where he stayed for 13 days. With his family gathered in the hospital room, all Comes could really remember was the intense thirst. " When they took the tube out of my throat they wouldn ' t actually give me water, they just used this swab thing. " Comes said. " That just didn ' t help and they kept doing it. " The 20-year-old laughed at his comment. His subtle sense of humor filled in moments of silence while he told the story. Finally quenching his thirst, nurses moved Comes out of intensive care. It was then that reality struck. " They put me in a wheelchair, and I think it was right about then that I realized that they had amputated my arm, " Comes said. " I knew before it was something that could have been, but I didn ' t want to look. When they took me up to the room I puked on that nurse. It was a guy though so I didn ' t feel so bad. " Sleepless nights began once the reality- of losing his arm between his shoulder and elbow sunk in. Despite the physical pain, one of the most difficult moments for Comes came a week later when he should have been moving into his room in Phillips Hall. Comes ' s occupational therapist advised him not to return to school until the spring because he wouldn ' t be able to handle the emotional and physical adjustment. Comes proved everyone wrong; only three weeks 1 41 V later he returned to the familiar surroundings of Northwest. " She told me I shouldn ' t come back and that made me pretty mad, " Comes said. " I should send her my report card to let her know I made it. Coming back to school was the best thing. " Simple tasks taken for granted had to be relearned. On campus, returning to a normal routine was a challenge. " People still look and I don ' t blame them, I would have done it too, " Comes said. " It ' s tough and sometimes I wonder what it would be like if this never happened. " During the fall trimester. Comes visited St. Francis Hospital three times a week. He was now waiting for the completion of his prosthetic arm, which would allow him to raise and lower his arm and open and close his hand. An incredible determination to succeed awed his peers. Inspired and encouraged by a support system of family and friends. Comes overcame the unthinkable and returned a mere three weeks after his accident. " My family has been great: Jessica has been great, " Comes said. " When I was in the hospital I saw people that I didn ' t even know. I have a lot of support. " Returning to the chaos of everyday life as a student. Comes said that his family still had him work on the farm when he went home. He refused to go near machinery, but said he enjoyed doing cattle work. Comes was a not a normal student, not because of an accident that no one could have foreseen, but because of his positive attitude and stubborn drive to beat the odds. While students were worrving about what to pack for school, Daniel Comes was planning his return-three weeks after losing his arm. Responding to those who were awed by his accomplishment, he shrugged his shoulders and looked down, slightly embarrassed. One wondered if he even knew the magnitude of what he had overcome. Derek Dilch BeajamiD Ditsch Eraily Dl Stephanie Doolittle Lisa DoudDa Megan Dovel Jajnie Dowd .Amanda Dozark Michael Dunlap Christopher Duns . manda Dunwoody Penny Eastabrook Kara Edwards leramie Eginoire Danifi Comfs by Betsy Lee Religion Fused with Magic CrackliiiR in the quiet night, the oranRcs and reds from the fire cast shadows upon the faces of those gathered in prayer. On All-Hallows Eve, Bethany Bottaro congregated with other Wiccans to celebrate the coming of a new season in the utter darkness of the forest. A pagan religion originating in the 1890s, Wiccans believed in the worship of many gods and goddesses. Wicca was also associated with a respect of nature and the power flowing through all living things. " I feel that paganism is a very nature- based religion, " Bottaro said. " Becoming one with nature is important to me because Tve always been happy within nature. " Appreciation of nature and the inclusion of female deities were what attracted Bottaro to the religion. Alhln- Eickhofl Micbdlc Eischf id Bccca EluttrDin Andrrvi- Eld TariEWcr Piuli Eldml Emily EJkm " I like being able to pray to a goddess and a god, " Bottaro said. " I don ' t think everything is just masculine. " One of the most unique aspects of Wicca was the specialization of each god or goddess. Bottaro, who had practiced the faith for over a year, said prayers were directed at different gods depending on their nature. Each god was also depended upi)n to help with specific spells. Magic was an important part of the religion according to Bottaro. Bottaro had done protection spells and charged items with power. " When you charge an item, you imagine yourself putting your power into it, " Bottaro said. Magic was one of the main reasons people feared practicing Wiccans. Bottaro had experienced the fear of many students whc were ignorant about her religion. " When 1 moved into the dorm this fall mj roommate was a Christian and when I tolc her 1 was pagan she decided that I was i devil worshiper, " Bottaro said. " People or the hall were calling me a Satan worshipet and asking me if 1 was going to go worshi[ the de il and 1 don ' t even believe in th« devil. " Despite facing taunts from those who die not understand her faith, Bottaro remaiiun positive that the religion was right for lur Bottaro encouraged others to be open to otiui religions, so that they could find where Ihi belonged. She felt that finding the right faitl gave her a sense of freedom. " I ' m much happier now, " Bottaro said feel free with what I practice. " BcnJAmin Fiedler R n Findlo- Kcndra Finnc ' Sarah Fisher .loshua Fuher Megan Fuher Randi Flahfr Catherioe Fleminjc C»Je - Flinn Julie F1 ' nn Gelioa Fontaine Andrea Ford LoriFordyte Kimb«riv Fonistal _27 NDFRCRAniiATF Bfthany Bottaro inJv I iii Writing Her Way into National Recognition LlltrcU Willi -Nt lc .iiid pcrlttl poise, each word out of her mouth expressed the hopes and emotions that filled ever hour of ever ' day. Catie Rosemurgy, assistant professor of English, was the first speaker in the Visiting Writers Series. On sabbatical for six months to promote her new book of poems " My Favorite Apocalypse. " Rosemurgy traveled the country expressing her views on the world. " I try to write the best poems I can, " Rosemurgy said. " My poems are the wav I understand the world. Brad FuUbnjLht Abb Gtlbmth Mrlisu Galiu MilUn Gttts Undsjy Grirr Shjun Onln Anitn G«niwr Sarah Gettlcr Nicole Cell Rebecca Gibson Scon Gibson BrenGillaod April GiUcspir Laura GiiwSer Melissa Gt7.i Da idGom«- Robert Gorman Micbad Go ineni Sarah Grai Jennifer Grenon Kasey Greferman Ixana Grinchuk Ashley Gross Rcbekab Gros Tnor Shelly Guhd. James Haddr- Emily Hackm.i Malthc%v Hake Jeffrey Hall MichaeU Hand Sieve Handley Jacqnetine Haodlos Laara Hancy day Hanich If people lo participate in my poem ' s ideas, then that ' s great. " .Mthough presenting her literature had become common, Rosemurgy said she hated standing in front of people and displaying her work to them. " When 1 started writing in college. I got really, really ner ous when I presented my writings. " Rosemurgy said. " But 1 got used to it. because 1 realized that it was something I was going to be doing every week in class. But when I read poems out of my book during till- S nliiij; .S TH-., II tell liki- I n,i .i freshman again. I did not want to mess up in front of all those familiar faces. " Native to Escanaba. Mich., Rosemurgy received her bachelor of arts degree from Macalester College in St. Paul. Minn., and her master ' sof fine arts from the University of .-Xlabama. Rasemurgjcameto Northvsest in 1998 as an in.structor and was the co-editor of " The UiuR ' l Re iew " , a Northwest publication that printed poetry, prose and fiction writing. Some of her other poetry appeared in numerous publications such as " Ploughshares, " " Verse, " " Poetry NcrlluMvl. " " K.m.w " .im.I " The Best American Poetry " Rosemurgv ' was aLso one of sLx wDnini that won the aOOl Rona .laffe Foundation Writers ' Award, which provided financial .support for talenlc l female authors. RosemurgV ' realized her talent aftir the success. Growing up. Rosemun; thought her writing was sometliing she did. rather than a gift " Writing has always been something that I have just done, like tying my or riding my bike. " Rosemurgv- " 1 alwav-s knew sriting was somcthi ni; I was going to do for my entire life — I jNDHyj Ar lAT Intensely reading from her book " My Favorite Apocalypse, " Catie Rosemurgy shares her vvor l with students and faculty during the Visiting Writers Series. " My poems are the way I understand the world, " Rosemurgy said, photo by Amanda Byler Jacob Harlan Taylor Harness Michelle Harris Torn Harris Jennifer Harrison Stephanie Hastings Harmony Hay Joy Hayes Erik Head Marc ' Head Jil] Hecker Kara Hegna Lacie Henke Lindsay Henke Kim Hemreck Adriana Hemandez-Mende! Kelly Herrick Shawn Hess Jacob Hesse Xicole Hibdon Ashley Hickman Michael Hickman Matt Higgs Kristin Hilger Crystal Hill Zachaiy Hinsdale Mitchell Hiser Christ - Hocker Tiffany Hodkin Maren Hoegh Jessica Hoffecker Cameo Hofjpar Phillip Holthus Rebekah Hopkins Katherine Hott Catie Rosemurgy - b Dan Sanders Piul Houfrk Brun Hcnnrd Aubm ' Huck KcU lluckr Juon Hagbo Tr»cy Huffnun AdAm Hum Jessica Jaa b9 Courtney JKx bs«o Noelfo Jagger Ritu Jain Adrian James Theresa Janes Marv Jantctt AAhlr I iMe Joh) Grace Johnson Joel Johnson Tatianoia Johnson Charlone Jor]tenien Jackie Jahl Amber Kain Michaeb Kaniter In Honor of a Friend A thunipini; hcnrl pouiidod inside his chest. Adrenaline raced up and down his b(xly. Within a few moments, his best friend would receive the highest honor in college fiwtball. On Dec. 8. Jeff Bailey e. perienced a chance of a lifetime. He went to New York and watched his schoolmate and friend from Millard North High School in Omaha win the Heisman Trophy. Nebraska Cornhuskers ' quarterback Eric Crouch invited Bailey to accompany him to the award ceremony at the New York Marriot Marquis in downtown New York. Throughout the ceremony, media representatives were snapping pictures and rolling cameras, all covering the momentous event. Bailey said many different sports figures attended the black-tie affair. He saw past Heisman winners such as former running back Tony Dorsett who was celebrating his 25 " ' anniversary of winning the award. Bailey also met Johnny Rogers and Mike Rozier, former Heisman winners who played for Nebraska. Bailey not only supported Crouch by attending the ceremony. In honor of Crouch ' s college career, Bailey ' s high school football coach commissioned Bailey to paint a mural of Crouch in their high school weight room. " It was one of the biggest honors of my life. I was picked over many talenti-d and professional artist.s. ' Bailey said. " I felt like it wa, equivalent, in my perspective, to winning the Heisman Trophy myself. " Overjoyed he could do something to pay tribute to Crouch, Bailey was also happy he could be there to support his friend. " I was just so happy to be there and see Eric win the Heisman Trophy, " Bailey said. " I was very surprised he won because he was my hometown buddy. I knew he deserved it though. Hearing his name announced as the winner, and the emotion involved, was the best part of the trip. " 07R, Undhvc(v dliaies 2t Kara Karssen Camille Ka -an Shota Kawano TaRael Kee Daniel Kelley Andrea Kellner Keri Kemmerer Josh Kempers AiTi ' Kephart Garrett Kingston Kelly Kirkpatrick Julia Kitziag Lindsey Knight Erin Knotts Jacqueline Koenig Leah Koger Matthew Knop Katy Krause Nick Krause Tiffany Kresse Benjamia Krupa Amanda Kunza Benjamin KuTza -a Leslie Laber Ashley Lager Ka l -n Lakebrink Ashley Lamb Kim Lambert ' Stephanie Landers Claude Lang Heather Lasnell Mandy Lauck .■ my Zuk Jfff Rah f " I wjnird to broaden mv min t. nuft (iillfrriii fHiiplf and act ept Ihf dilicrentt ' s ' Hilomi Koyama said. Aihl«y Ly It- Kelly Lynch Yobnda MaAry Julie Main JtoeWr Malonki Anunda Malloti Katir Maltm Mhalrrna Mansoor Monica Marcolinti Chhftti Martin Dawn Martin Mettaaa Maxck S(ace ' Mawn MkhadMasao Mai - Mast Jachu Maock •57; 3NDa?CBADU,MES_ by Alexi Groumoutis Vcross an Ocean of Courage Far from the familiar skyline of her Japanese city and the mfortable home of her family, an ambitious young woman ntured to America to allow her future to blossom into petals of portunities. Before mo ing to the United States, Hitomi Koyama attended English school in her native country of Japan. Thirsting for a sater understanding of the English language, Koyama, like many idents before her, traveled to the United States to get a college ucation. " I wanted to broaden my mind, meet different people and accept ; differences, " Koyama said. [n some ways, the experience was different from what Koyama pected. Most of her free time was spent with other Japanese idents. She felt that many American students, intimidated by ? language barrier, shied away from international students. ' I don ' t think they think we enjoy hanging out with Americans, " ivama said. But nothing was further from the truth. One reason Koyama chose Mar - ille was to identify- with the American culture. " Because of their culture, I want to know their way of thinking of others, " Koyama said. " I think Americans are friendly, more friendly than the Japanese. " Not only did Koyama appreciate American culture; she also appreciated the hospitality of her professors at Northwest. " The professors are so friendly, " Koyama said. Unlike in the United States, students in Japan were expected to do everything they could before asking the teacher a question. The more open classroom atmosphere was appealing to Koyama. Adjusting to the cozy communit - of Mani-Aille, Koyama felt right at home. Though the Japanese skyline was miles away, Koyama pushed forward continuing her education in America. She faced the challenges in front of her unafraid. " You have to be confident, " Koyama said, " don ' t be afraid to make mistakes. " .Audrey May Crystal Mc. rdle Lara McClain Amy McCollum Robyn McCollum ■Jessica McCunn Majidy McDaniel Arik McDennott Kenton McDonald Nickie McGinness Megan Mcintosh John McLain Sarah McLain Becky McLaughlin Cathy McLaughlin John McLaughlin Elizabeth McLellan Katherine McLellan Janelle McNeil Lindy Meade Shannon Meister Joao Mendonca Nicole Menefee Patrick Meyers Lisa Michael Heather Mick .Jessica Miesner . manda Miland Joel Miller Krysten Miller Lindsey Miller MicheUe Miller Hitomi Koyama Lindsay Morrison AmAoda Moser Man- Mo T DanidMan ' . Josh Murph ' )lliun Marphv Christine Morthj [JT|PH 2ii! LiNDEBCBADUOJES, J - by Nate Marquiss )ffering a Helping land Almost Half a World Away jn rays scorched his back as he dug holes for posts, and after .■ were put up, 400 feet of electrical wire was inserted into the ding that would soon become a place of worship, ar 10 days, Josh Christensen, a freshman computer science or, volunteered his time assisting the construction of a church !hile. From the small town of Harlan, Iowa, Christensen enjoyed king with his church, 4-H and F.FA groups to help others in d. ily biggest project I have ever contributed to was when I traveled hacayes, Chile, " Christensen said. hristensen was one of 21 members in a missionary group who electrical wires from a generator to a small house and mounted ting fixtures. Although it was hot and the work was strenuous, istensen said that helping the people of Chacayes build a church a good feeling. [ get the satisfaction of just simply knovdng that I help change lives he better, " Christensen said. " I also help those in need by taking my wledge and teaching them a way to help better their life. " Although feeling good about helping someone was a benefit, there were other positive aspects to the trip. One being the Chacayes ' food. " I also enjoy contributing because of the food we received afterwards, " Christensen said. " It was great. They cook a lot of vegetables, and for one night we got to try rabbit stew- which was a little different. " Christensen said he volunteered because people have always been there for him at low points in his life, when he needed help. He felt like he was simply returning the favor. " I just think that at times in everyone ' s life they can use a little help, whether that be ph -sical or emotional, " Christensen said. " It never matters as long as you are there for them. I just help out wherever I can. " Helping others was the goal of Christensen ' s trip to Chile. Even after the sunburns had healed, the memories of the trip remained as a testament to the work and assistance he provided. -Angle Mutz Erica Myere . iuia Nabors Yuhei Naso Da id elsoD Karlene NelsOD Nicole Nelson Lisa Nichols Sondra NickersoD Kate Niebuhr Emily Niess KileyNissen Kathleen Nixon Randa Noble Stephanie Noble -Angela Noland Colette Norton ■■;-.! O ' Brien Maurice Oatis .Aldnola Okunnnbo % Eric Oldfield KristinaOlms Jeremy Omland Brian Onne Josh Christfnsfn ' I got along with everyone. I didn t overlook anyone. That s all thai mattered to me, ' Mindy Adams said. portrait by Amand.i Byler Megan Pet . -:, Jordui Orscbetn lUcbclCKbom WintfT Owrns Briann Oxford StcvrPirtiw CQltwn Pite Eric PalloD $ iteU-iA - h NDERGR4DUMES 1 IS by Alexi Groumoutis tebel with a Crown . look back at a not-so-perfect record teaches growth through high school ?rfect teeth stood in a row like a white picket e, hazel eyes captured the attention of anyone talked to her and sandy blonde hair rested ;ly across her shoulders. Standing 5 ' 8 " . this [ral beaut " was queen of her school, queen )ad, " she was a rebel with a crown, nforgettable moments paraded through dy Adams ' s mind as she reflected back on 1 school activities such as volleyball and ire Homemakers of America. :}ually important to this rebel was smoking, king and stealing. When Adams was crowned n. Iowa ' s 1999 Homecoming Queen, no one more surprised than her. thought it would be one of those goody goody . who ' d v in, " Adams said. " I got along with yone. I didn ' t overlook anyone. That ' s all mattered to me. " It was that attitude that made her likeable among her peers, while at the same time instigating trouble at school and at home with her mother. Her intentions were to never hurt anyone, but her mother often felt the consequences other beha ior. " I put my mother through hell, " Adams said. During one mischievous outing, Adams and some friends distracted a convenience store clerk by pretending to use the phone. They proceeded to steal his keys to the beer cooler, Adams escaped with a case of beer on her moped. During her senior year, Adams ' s rebellious antics continued. Adams and the homecoming queen from the pre ious year, were pulled over by the police and ticketed for dri ing under the influence. As a result of this incident, Adams was kicked off the Softball team. Inappropriate language resulted in suspension four times from physical education. She considered herself to be a leader, doing as she pleased, but found herself sniffing out trouble. Though it had onh ' been three years since she had graduated from high school, Adams had gained a sense of direction. After she started a job working with children at " I Think I Can " Day Care Center in Creston, low ' a. she decided to pursue a degree in Child and Family studies at Northwest. Through her own experiences, she hoped to one-day help teen delinquents. Learning from her mistakes, Adams never regretted her past. She had gone from reb el to royalty, but with a newiound focus, Adams hoped to use her studies at Northwest to help others through a similar mischievous streak. Kimberly Pa -ne McKinzie Pendleton Ifd Penlaod Katharine Pema Katie Peterson .Aaron Phares Janea Philip Holly PhiUips Jason Pinder Danielle Pinon Julia Plager John Piatt .Marv Poeta Cindy Poinde.xter Mario Potras Leslie Potts Paula Pudenz McKenna Pulsiphei . my Putney Heather Quaas Carly Ray Stephanie Read Seth Reimers Becci Reinig Lindsey Remmers Amy Reschke Brent Reschke Nathan Re TioIds MiNDY Adam s Mary Jesaities For the Love of the Game i. led I.1II .md a .slui l 2M, tin.-, touthall playiT bencht ' d over 400 pounds. Although this was not uni-ommon for athli-ti ' S. for a diubetic. thi ' so ai ' tivitifs i-oiild hv impossible. Ki ' vin Pitts had boon a diahflic since he was 3 ycni old. Before he was diagnosed, he was thirsty all the time and had bladder problems. When he went to the doctor, his blood sugar was e.ttremely high. Since then. Pitts has administered insulin shots to himself everyday since the fourth grade. His medication included a long-lasting insulin shot twice a day and a quick acting shot after he ate. Carefully watching his carbohydrate intake to know how much insulin to take, he balanced his activities, food consumption and medication. " One of the biggest things about being diabetic is you have to balance it, othenvise you could have some serious problems. " Pitts said. JuoD Richards RisaRichlrr Daml Ridlr Jimw Roberts AlktA Robinson Kristen Robinson Kim Rogcra AruimU Rolo on Ricky Rosclttis Adnennc Roscnilul Nicholas Ross Laun Ro tcnnan TytcT Rovrdpn Joshua Ro Tlon Deborah Ruber Brandon Runions Mary Bdh Russell Donald Saisbory Sara Sampson Amanda Sanderson Aimee Sando%-al Jill Sartin Anthony Sasso Clinton Satya%-elu Ashley Sam ' ain Brandon Schaaf Jeannie Schaffer Rebecxa Schelp Sarah Schelp Jessica ScheulcT Heather Schmidt Ryan Schmidt Sarah Schmidt AdamSchmitt .Aa lie wa: ;rowuiK up, I ' ltl.s .said pciiplc liicd to stop him from being active in sports because of his medical condition. " People try to make you not do sports if you are diabetic ' Pitts said. " It is a slight inconvenience; but if you like sports, it is not worth it to sit out. My parents were very supportive and that helped a lot. " Playing football in high school, Pitts could control his blood sugar unless he played extended periods of time without a break. .-Vs a fullback for the Bearcats, Pitts said he did not realize when his glucose was low during practice. " When you have diabetes, you can ' t really tell when your glucose is low, " Pitts said. " Teammates would know if I am disoriented or not acting normal. They would take me to the trainers so I could have some juice or something to raise my sugar level. " During games, trainers would check Pitts ' s glucose level multiple times. When he would get low, they would tell the coach l i lake hiin out of the game. " Once the trainers took me out of the game, they would give me a sugar capsule to raise my level, " Pitts said. " They would boost it up higher than normal so that while I am in the game, I would be even with everyone else. " Standing tall against the odds, Pitis continued playing a game he loved despite what others said. Although he had more responsibility taking care of his condition. Pitts knew he could do anything he wanted to do. " I would like to talk to younger kids with diabetes and tell them they can do it too. " Beating the odds, Pitts was defying the restrictions that had been set on diabetics. Careful monitoring and a competitive edge allowed him to play in the game of football as well as life. — AlNDEBC To balance his activities, insulin and food consumption, Pitts had to watch his caloric intake and rely- on his teammates to tell him if he needed medical attention. portrait by Amanda Bvler Diana Schnairenberger . drea Schnetzler 1j Nicole Schuchmann Michael Schult Natalie Schw-artz Jenny Scott Maurice Scott KimbertySheffer Shelly Sheldahl Bridget Shields Phillip Shull Kevin Pitts Etlieme differences in flight protocol I.K itl K.ircn Finkf whon shi- relurne l Irom Auslr.ili.i. Finke .iifl Ihjl people were more lriencll iin the return lllghl. portrait by Amanda Byler Enu Solano Brand ' SonnicJiscn Brandon Spic«r Uura Spiegel John Starke Rachel SUrks Megan Stetson jNDERCiRADUATB by Lindsey Davis Miles Away, Tragedy Strikes Helpless in a foreign coimtiy, one student witnesses her nation being attacked One phone call altered her entire experience. She quickly turned on le tele ision to see dark black smoke expanding even ' vhere as people ■led to find their loved ones. She realized she could do nothing 10,000 liles away in Australia. In Januaiy of her senior year, a foreign exchange program allowed jisten Finke to leave her hometowTi of Fulton, Mo., to experience .ustralia for 10 months. During the trip, Finke met with 83 other foreign xchange students from around the world. But on Sept. 11. tragedy struck nd Finke realized how far away she was from her family. " When the World Trade Center attacks happened, the first thing I did •as call my mom and dad, " Finke said. " I think it was about 10 a.m. in entral standard time that I called to see if they were all right. " The school in Geelong, Australia, allowed her to stay home that e " entful ay and she received many cards from her new friends she had met in .ustralia. Finke said Australians were ver ' supportive of .America. Coming back from Australia, Finke noticed the immense change in societ " . " As I was on the plane going back to the U.S., I realized how different everj ' one acted, " Finke said. " When I was going to Australia, people weren ' t very friendly, but on the way back, people were asking where you were from and being really nice. " Another change Finke noticed was the difference in airport procediure. " Going to Australia, I only had one check point per flight, " Finke said. " But when I was in Los Angeles ' s airport coming back, you heard Christmas music pla ing and met these men with machine guns and six different checking points. " After her experience studWng and living halfway around the world. Finke said it influenced the wa ' she dealt with family and friends. " After being away from my family when the terrorist attacks took place, I ' ve learned to grow up more. " Finke said. Thousands of miles away, Finke felt the effects the a tragic event differently than most Americans. She experienced the waves created by the tragedy 10.000 miles away. Daria Ste rd Brett Stewart Neil Stigall EricStitt Leigh stock Kathenoe Strauch Katrina Streck Pegg ' Stroburg Jamie Sw-an Krystin Stubblefield LisaStull .Amber Sturzenegger Becfc ' Swearingin Sarah Swedberg -• phanie Swift - iice S denha :.r.r.5tie Taylor Hannah Ta ior Kelly Theodore Ja nsoD Thomas Rich Thomas Shayla Thomas Jason Thompson Christie Thoni Rand Tibbies Fink e b - Mandv Lauck ork Opportunity Leads Olympic-sized Dream huffling through papers i making phone calls, he ? v the trip was just a few ■•s away. Staying focused, he icentrated on the here and iv. He sometimes could not horn that he was going to ; 2002 Winter Olympic mes. indy Seeley, sports ormation director, was merly the sports ormation director of USA Her Sport. During a ivention in St. Louis, Mo., 1999, Seeley met with a itact who was a part of USA Her Sport and the Olympic mmittee. He told Seeley he 5 having a hard time finding jple to work press related mts; Seeley said he would glad to do it. When my friend called me, said he was looking for ne press-related people to handle the athletes as they made their way from the locker room to the competition, " Seeley said. " I told him I was more than happy to oblige him if he had not already found someone. " Hired for the Olympics, Seeley was given two main responsibilities. His first job was Mi.xed Zone Supervisor, making sure athletes went from the locker rooms to the competition. Seeley was also press steward for the opening and closing ceremonies. As press steward, he would ensure certain press prearranged rights to speak with the athletes before other media during the Olympics. " I enjoy the fact that I will get to be a part of the opening and closing ceremonies, " Seeley said. " Not many people get to experience the ceremonies, the athletes or the entertainers and I get to experience all three. " Seeley knew three athletes who would be competing in speed skating. Previously, the athletes competed in rollerskating at USA Roller Sport before they made the svs ' itch. " I like the fact that I get to see some of the people I knew during my days with Roller Sport, " Seeley said. " I think it ' s pretty cool that I know some people at the games. " Pondering on all the things he was going to do, he realized how much this affected his life. " I knew by accepting this job, it was one that I would always remember, " Seeley said. " It will help me grow professionally and give me memories that I can share with people my entire life. " Deanna Waller Man ' Ward UM3EB£jRADUaJES_ Packing a World of Memories on liis Back Traveling across the thick, wet grass, steep avarian Alps appeared in the southern distance, all and graceful, they seemed to hold magic. ver " inch of Germany was hoped to be explored. Ben Fiedler decided to spend his summer after igh school graduation a little different than his eers. His needs for sur ival mounted on his ack; his trek across the landscape gave him a ew sense of freedom. He knew his life was about ) change forever. Backpacking across Europe was the highlight f Fiedler ' s 2001 summer. A teacher of Fiedler ' s. !err Beal. had gone to Europe ever ' summer for lany years. Last June he decided to take Fiedler, dd a few other students, on a journey they would ever forget. Fiedler said they were in Europe a total of about iree weeks. He had the opportunity to tour ondon, Paris and Switzerland. For the last two eeks of the trip. Fiedler said he and a friend jent most of their time in Germany staving xvith family. " We would go backpacking for a while during le day, then at night we would sleep in a friend ' s ouse, " Fiedler said. " I enjoyed touring St. Paul ' s Cathedra! and seeing the Union Underground Subway. " Europe was a new experience for Fiedler, but not exactly what he expected. " I thought it would be so different over there but e erithing was mostly the same expect for a few things. " Fiedler said, " Their li ing stvies are the same but the languages and a few laws are different than in America. " An aspect of Fiedler ' s backpacking trip that he had not anticipated was the German interest in American culture. " When I was there, the people would come up to me and ask me why Americans were fat and why I had a darker skin tone than most of the other Americans, " Fiedler said. " They seemed so intrigued by me as an American. It was a really different experience. " While Germans expressed interest in American society, Fiedler discovered differences between the two cultures. In Germany, the age limit for drinking alcohol was 15. but the driving age was 18. " My favorite times there were when I parried, " Fiedler said. " The police would not even bothered by 11-year-olds walking around with beer just as long as they did not drink and drive. " Fiedler also attended school in Germany for a few weeks. High school classes were arranged much like American college classes. " I was so astounded by the work ethic the students put into their classroom time, " Fiedler said. " It makes me want to pay more attention to my teachers in the future. Now I know why they [Europeans] are so smart. They had so much respect for their teachers in Germany. " Being bilingual also would ha e helped he said. Overall, it was a once in a lifetime experience for Fiedler. " If you have the money and time to ever go, then do it, " Fiedler said. " You will love every minute of it. The people there treat you so kind. The languages are different and that was a struggle, but I am definitely going to go back whenever I get the money to do so. " Fiedler ' s experience in Germany allowed him to grow and expand his knowledge on a cultural level. He said he learned that differences were something that anyone can appreciate. 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Katinna 90. 109. 287 Strxiburg. Pt-ggN- 122. 287 Stninys. Bufh 11 " . 262 StninR. Franklin 196 Strong. Ixiri 92 Sln)nR. Nicole 106. 117. 262 .Strunk. Brandon 91. 110 Stiibblet ' icld. Krystin 86. 287 Student .-VdNnsorN Council 122 Student MissouiH State Teachers .Vssociation 123 Student Senate 95 Stufllebcan. Daniel 245 Stull. Lisa 287 Stull. Melissa 262 Sturzcnegger. Amber 287 Stuve. Christine 232 Suda..lulie 86 .Sudhoff. Doug 212. 214 100 Sullivan. Aniy 87. 119. 262 Sullivan, Carrie 80. 83. 93. 101. 119 Sullivan. Lauralyn 94 Sullivan. Tiffany 121 Summy. Janette 92 Sump. Denise 115.135. 262 Sunderman. Jara 94.262 Sunderman. Mike 131 Suppal. Pretti 218 Sutera. Sam 149 Sutton. Dawn 89 Sutton. Doug 196 Sutton. Grant 131 Svoboda.Jim 131 Swan. Jamie 123. 287 Swank. Richard 262 Swartzman. Roy 229 Swearingin. Becky 287 Swedberg. Sarah 104. 105, 117.118. 287 Swift. Stephanie 95. 96. 287 Swink, Brian 262 Swink. Jennifer 262 Swink, Kara 92. 287 Swope. Corey 88 Swope. Kelly 111 Swope. Maria 89. 109 Sybert. Travis 113 Sychra, Lisa 88. 107. 262 Sychra.Tami 116. 287 Sydenha. Candice 287 Sykes. Julie 107 Symphonic Orchestra 242 r.ipi.i K..S., i(.(i, ihi Tapp. Sfth 121 Tnppnieyer. Steve 3(). 149 Tnrget 1— Tntum, Hart 131. 249 Tatuni.JD 131 Tail Kap|ia Kpsilon 14 Tayler. ,Ias )n 94 Taylor, Brandon 245 Taylor, Christie 87, 287 Taylor. Erik 113 Taylor. Frank 131 Taylor. Hannah 100, 287 Taylor, Jessie 95, 287 Taylor, Joel 149 Taylor. Shannon 111. 262 Tchatalbachev, Vladislav 100, 245 Teaney, Connie 219 Tehring, K.ile 111 Tel Aviv nightclub 177 TempelJeff 101 Terry , .loel 152 Tharp. Sarah 263 The .Vccounting Society 90 ■ The Alliance of Black Collegians ' Gospel Choir 83 The Fellowship of the Tower 97 The Palms 55 The Pub 55 Theirolf. Traci 86 Thelen. D wn 111 Theodore, Kelly 287 Thierolf, Traci 107. 109, 263 Tlioebes, Seth 263 Thole. Megan 118 Thomas. Adam 245 Thomas, . ndrew 245 Thomas. . nna-Lcigh 245 Thomas, Frank 62, Janson 104. 122, 287 Thomas. Melissa 96 Thomas. Rich 80, 83. 84. 87. 102. 287, Shayla 287 Thompson, Angela 263 Thompson. Ashely 208 Thompson. .lason 92. 287 Thompson. Pat 218 Thompson. Racheal 102 Thompson. Rachel 96 Thompson. Sean 152 Thompson. Trisha 108 Thomson, James 179 Thomson. Laura HI Thomson. Mike 219 Thomson. Nancy 213 Thoni, Christi 143 Thoni, Christie 287 Thori. Christi 87 Thome, Melinda 263 Thome. Mindy 88 Thrasher. Brandon 85, 101 Thrower. Sam 89 Thurber. Danny 119 Tibbies. David 97. 287 Tidd. Caroh-n 121 Tiehen. Mike 131 Tieman, Kevin 113 Tilk. Randy 93. 288 Tillman. Heather 288 Tillman. Precious 93, 99. 122. 263 Time 180 Tinglry. Sus m 107, 263 Tipton, Michael 263 Tipton, .Mike. 94 Tito. Di-nnis 175 I ' ittel. Brandie 288 Tjeerilsma. Carol 218 Tjccrdsma, Mel 130. 131 Tjxld. Viron 288 Tomilson. IJndy 1.58, 159 Tominiu, Ciiiui 10, 87. 102 Tomlinstm. .lason 263 Tones. Nicholas 288 Toni-s. Nick 131 T x) Late Paintball 109 Tools. Robert 178 TcK)mey, Rick 223 Topel. ban 98 Tower Choir 62 Town, Stephen 229 Townley, Joanna 107. 288 Town.send. Mindy HI Townsend. Tessa 288 Tran. Nhu-Quynh 245 Trans World Airlines 175 Trebosovski, Kyla 263 Trent, Dawn 88. 102 Trieweiler. .lason 149 Tripp, Zacheriah 175 Tritten. Tyler 113 Trokey. Tiffany 111 Troupe, Kenneth 131 Troutman. Kylie 111, 288 Troyer. Becky 104 Trueblood, Natasha 245 Truesdale. Angle 245 Trujillo. Marcella 117. 288 Trussell, JoAnne 95.288 Tsai, Michelle 206, 245 Tubbs, Carrie 263 Tubbs. Charity 89, 109 Tullman, Heather 111 Turner, Lewis 288 Tuttle, .•Vlex 131 Tuttle, Heath 229 Tuttle, Shannon 263 Twitchell, Tristan 288 Twombly, Tiffany 95, 288 Tyler. Brandon 131 Tyler. Justin 131, 263 Tysdahl.Troy 131 Tvser. Ashlev 102. 109 ofCoMrnl ' on.l Lhiicai..i.i. ..ii 113 Urban. Ryan 88, 263 Ursch. Nicole 91. 107. ; Ury, Connie 230 USA Today 187 Uthe. Megan 102, 264 Affair, offirr i, loralorl ofMhuianihipanrl iMlannv Vaccaro. Jayna 106. 115, 117. 288 " accaro. Jonathan 288 Valenti, Darbie 264 VanBoening, Angle 90, 92. 98. 109, 288 VanBuskirk, Emily 102. 107, 288 VanBuskirk. Shanna 288 VanderFxken, Gretchen 264 VanderStcen. Jennifer 108 V ' andewege. Renny 96 Van Dino. Corey 151 Vandivort. Ja.s jn 82. 84. 87 Vunllum. Jamie 122 Vanosdale. Brvan 46 Van-saghi, Tom 2(M, 205 Vamon. Eliuibvlh 118. 228,288 Vanis, D ann 68, 60. 72 Vasquez, Nic 91, 103.110. 264 Vaughn. Emily 95. 98, 264 Veirek, Rachel 70 Verdi, Nicholas 288 Vestecka, Carrie 264 ' etter. Amy 87 N ' iau, Ruse 106 Victor, .lodi 85. 96 Victor. Julie 85. 96. Ill Viditto. Stacy 87. 288 Vierck. Rjichel 85, 264 Vimbai, Maturure 81 Visty, Sarah 107, 288 Vitale, Anthony 94, 264 Vittonc. Tracy 97, 264 Vivona. Danielle 118. 288 Vochatzer. Jessica 264 Vogel, Julia 175 Vogel.Tcrri 217 Vollertson. Sara 151 VonBchrcn. Suzanne 96. 106. 107. 115. 264 VonGlahan. Brian 91 Vordcrbruegge. D. 149 Vorm, Lindsey 96 Vorthmann, Kendall 84 Vostrez. Elizabeth 118.288 Vranek. Alli.son 118. 288 .1 aflrr Wagner. Deborah 235 Wagner. Paul 81 Wagner. Will 131 Waigand. Kathr -n 123, 288 Waldo, Nicholas 81. 90. 109. 112. 288 Walker. Jelani 149 Walker. Jennifer 245 Walker, Jim 216 Walker, John Lindt 187 Walker, Karina 98 Walker. Matt 229 Wallace. Sarah 138, 139. 150. 151. 152 Wallace. Stephanie 92 Wallace. Tamara 88, 115, 264 Walter. Bridget 47 Walter, Deanna 87. 289 Walters. Elizabeth 91. 107, 119 Walters. Wendy 264 Wand, Becky 111 Wand. Seth 131 Ward. Amber 264 Ward, Man- 289 Ward. Tracy 91. 119 Ware. Amy 109 Warner. Craig 213 Warner. Tim 107 Warner, Tori 108 Warren, Anthony 264 Warren, ,lamie 264 Warren, Mark 104. 117 Warren. Tony 131 Washam, Jason 100 Washam, Lindsay 88, 118 Wasson. Dustin 102. 289 Waterman. Jeanna 111 Waters. William 227 -ai4i 1 1 FOUR YEARS OF COLLEGE DOWN THE TUDES. WE ' RE PUTTING DRUGS OUT OF BUSINESS. Panmntiip ' or j Lm.g F ' ,;- A " :, r, . m Carter ' s Clinic Pliarmacy Rick Carter, R.Ph. 114 E. 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Marietta 102 Woods, Nicholas 291 Woods, Roger 214 Woolard, Jaime 121 Woolsey, Conrad 152 Woolsey, Tucker 91, 152, 265 Wooton, ' icki 136. 154 World Famous Outback 55 World Trade Center 180 Worley, James 82. 291 Worsey. Rob™ 245 Wright. Brandon 90. 291 Wright, Cathy 64, 65 Wright, Corey 206 Wright, Ellen 138, 150 Wright. Kelsi 94 Wright. Matthew 265 Wright. Rachelle 88. 95, 103, 291 Wrisinger, Heather 88, 102, 123, 291 Wycoff, James 231 180 Yampolsky, Victor 62 Yamell, Jason 89 Yates, Andrea 178, Yates, Jon 36 Yeager. Jason 131 Y ' eldell, Joel 149 Y ' oast, Bill 59 Y ' ork, Ben 113 Young, Adam 116, 131 Y ' oung. Ashley 95, 291 Y ' oung, Brian 94 Young, Heather 86, 265 Y ' oung, Jessica 291 Y ' oung, Tyler 109, 291 Y ' oimghans, Jermifer 291 Y ' ungclas, Lara 87 Arboretum Zachanas. Melea 134, 135 Zamarripa. Irene 265 Zaner, Chris 265 Zebley, Jenny 118 Zeikle, Rebekah 96 Zeliff, Nancy 115 Zerr, Jamie 265 Ziemer, Sarah 109, 111, 291 Zimmerman, Sarah 111, 114, 291 Zimmerschied, Erin 291 Zuk, Amy 87, 277 ZweifelTom 82, 217 Zwiegel, Jennifer 81, 91, 123, 265 2002 Tower Colophon Northwest Missouri State University ' s 8 1th volume of Tower was printed by Herff Jones. 6015 Tra is Lane, ShawTiee Mission, Kan. The 320-page book had a press run of 2,700 and was submitted on Jaz disks. The cover was four-color htho covered by a one-color vellum dust jacket. Tower was produced in Adobe PageMaker 7 using Macintosh G4 computers. .Ill body copy was set in Georgia 10 pt. and the cutlines were set in Optima 9 pt. Opening, closing and di ision body copy was set in Optima 10 pt, and the headlines were set in Helvetica. The headlines were set in: student life. Gadget Bold; academics. Palatine: sports, Lydian MT: people, Verdana: mini mag, Captial Bold. Co ' er and all inside designs were b ' Cody Snapp PhotoShop 6 was us ed to color correct photos. Polaroid SprintScan 4000 and Nikon Super Coolscan 4000 ED scanners were used to scan negati ' es. Indi idual portraits and campus organization photographs were taken by Thornton Studios. 40 W. 25th St.. New York, N.Y., 10010. National News photos were purchased from Associated Press World Wide Photos and Getty Images. For the seventh year. Tbii-e - included a Macintosh and PC compatible CD-ROM supplement. NCompass Media. 1801 Laws St., Dallas, Texas 75202, duplicated 2,500 copies. The CD-ROM was produced using Macromedia Director 8.0, Adobe PhotoShop 6.0, Macromedia SoundEdit 16 version 2, Adobe Premiere 6.0, Adobe After Effects 5.0 and Cleaner 5. National advertising was sold through Scholastic Advertising Inc, of Carson Cit -, Nev, Inquires concerning Tower sho x A be sent to: Tbif ' er Yearbook, 800 Universitv Drive, 7 Wells Hall, Man- -ille, Mo. 64468. Thank You Tower would like to thank the foUovving people for their con- tributions to the production of the 2002 yearbook: Laura Wldmer, .Ann Lockwood, Herff Jones, Thornton Studios. Scho- lastic .Advertising, Scott Duncan, Maria McCran; Julie Bogart, Nancy Hall, Jern, ' Donnelly, University- Conference Center. Data Processing. Registrar ' s Office, Kat ' Graber, Student Affairs, Dean Hubbard, Darren Whidey and the Northwest Missourian and Heartland staffs. Inpfx SURVIVOR YEARBOOK STYLE ms Vt THE. iSlANt IS A BASEt n Wow. We could have been our ver ' own " Survivor " show by the time fourth deadline rolled around. All I can say is that those who w ' eren ' t voted out by the tribe have nothing but my utmost respect for sticking with me. Between the 72- hour no-sleep sessions and my craz ' outbursts of delirium and low f)oints of frustrations, you guys were not only my editors you became my cherished friends. ..and psychiatrists. This year ' s Tower was about osercoming challe nges along the way. How fitting that our theme, Bottom Line, went along with most of the year. But our bottom line is that this book is ours, and I am extremely proud of the teamwork that went into it. I ' m also proud of the 6 pounds of cheese we ate over second deadline, the Homer slippers Melissa gave me. New Orleans. Tom ' s pizzii mo ne and how wonderfully we all meshed together. Yes, we are a different breed of people. We did something different with this year ' s book. With only two division pages and a dust co er, creati it - was one of our strengths. I will never foi-get the brainstorming session we had one weekend when I realized the commitment and talent that I would be working with. Ever one of you has inspired me in some way, and this group came together, not just as a team, but as friends. When we are spending over half our lives in a basement, that definitel ' makes things a lot easier. These are mv happy moments, thinking of the vonderful things 1 ha e learned from this experience and from all of you. Yes, there were times when I wondered what the hell I had gotten m self into (ok, many times) but the memories from all of ou are what I will take away from this experience with smiles. This book was put together by people that worked incredibly hard with no sleep, mone ' or time and ne er once complained. Thank ou all for sticking with me in m - ine. -perience and knack for doing things wrong to keep us on our toes. It makes me sad that this is it. This book is a reflection of all of us and our hard work. I wish e er one nothing but the best in the future, thank vou so much because I would have never been able to do it without all of voii. Bottom line, we did it! rHE PLAYERS Jill Robinson Editor in Chief Photo Director Bottles of N Juil Copy Assistant tountunD, Tom Roberson _Luiua_itcni Associate CD-ROM Director ' ' ' ■ ' " ' " MaRazine Cody Snapp Design Director Scooter Fish Slipper; Assistant Design Director Lindsay Crump Luxun it. Special Topics Director Orange even Betsy Lee Copy Director Spandex and Track Spike I can ' t think of better group of people to work with. Josh, thank you for the Tori Amos memories and words of advice (we are the ' Will and Grace ' of Tower). Tom, I have never met anyone that can make me laugh harder. Please, one last time could you do a Tommy Boy impression, you definitely get a Seaver in the face for your hard work. Betsy-my mini-me track runner, you never ceased to amaze me with organizational skills and lists I could only dream of. You have no idea how happy I am that I met you. Mandy, the permanent recipient of the " machine award. " Your random smart-ass remarks were hilarious; you put us all to shame with our never ending determination and discipline. Not to mention Amanda ' s courage and boot camp regime that was nothing short of sensational. You have a mind that I would love to examine one day. Cody, your creati it ' was inspirational-sony for being a back seat designer. Melissa, thanks for the caffeine addiction and making me spend all my money at Countn- Kitchen. Words spoken after four pots of coffee are wonderful. Lindsay, definitely not to be forgotten, thank you for doing such a fantastic job on the endless list of things to do and those great Belgiiun chocolates. Don ' t ever think that you weren ' t an asset to this group. Staff Closing We h.ivc lxx n forever chiinged. From life ' s subtle alterations to its slaps in the face, the year ' s experiences toulrl rlo nothing; l)ul cause growth in our character and way of thinking. Memories of the year lazily drifted through the mind in green and white shades of school spirit. Balancing our short time as students, college was our playground and classroom. Even with budget cuts and economic concerns plaguing the decisions of everyday life, frustrations were pushed aside long enough for us to play. Days whirred by in uncontrollable speeds as we flipped the pages of calendars trying to keep up. Men ' s post-season basketball, unseasonably warm winter weather and winning another Missouri Quality Award created plenty of opportunities to celebrate. College opened up bits of the world around us. We were shaping our personalities, and every new encounter carefully molded our minds and perceptions. Social interactions in environments ranging from organizational meetings to one of seven local drinking establishments set the stage as we stumbled toward our own enlightenment. Bottom line, we played hard throughout this journey, but worked just as diligently away from the echoes of cheers, thumping beats of the bars and late night bonding with friends. Slowly the schedule of classes and professors became routine. Immediately addressing the influential budget cut in Missouri ' s higher education. Northwest suffered the blow of a floundering economy. Heated debates in academic departments raised questions on the As the men ' s basketball team cinches the win. Tap ' s Troops ind fans cheer Ihcm on in a game against Central Missouri State University. The ' Cats triumphed over the Mules 57 contributing to their MIAA Conference Championship, photo by Amanda Byler J Strutting her stuff down stage, elinda Rvder entertains the crowd iring Common Ground ' s Second inual Drag Show. The Drag Show ised over SI, 700 toward Camp uality, a camp for cancer patients, poto by Mikayla Chambers necessity of general education classes. On the other end of the spectrum, opportunities awaited in a new Interactive Digital Media major. A foundation of knowledge formed, not only in lectures or exams, but from those we encountered throughout our travels. Tales of courage sprung from journeys to foreign countries to overcoming life ' s obstacles. Living vicariously through others could be the best classroom to leam. Understanding our peers was the first step in handling the magnitude of events shaking our world. Reality dealt us a low blow on an unsuspecting Tuesday. Ingraining a theme of patriotism in the days following, Sept. 1 1 was a moment frozen in time, a vivid image imprinted in our minds. Overwhelmed by the chaos of the attacks, news events of pending trials, renovations and Olympics flashed across the media. Bottom line, life continued to keep pace, challenging us to follow. Never again would we be the same. In the end, the memories fuzzed a bit and names were forgotten, but who we had grown to be was a statement of success. These were supposed to be the best years of our lives. Dipping into both sides of the spectrum in play and work, somewhere in the middle was our foundation of sanity. In the years to come, away from the sound of the Bell Tower ' s hourly serenade and familiar campus surroundings, was a world that offered itself to our disposal. Another year would begin, events would continue to evolve and the cycle would continue. But what w e did here, in the brief moments we had, would not to be forgotten. Bottom line: we pla ed, ue worked, we succeeded. re o o hi Tower 2002 CD Operating Instructions Macintosh QuickTime for Macintosh must be installed t enable the video packages to play. QuickTim« should be located in the " Extensions " folder i your hard drive. You can dow nload the most recent version of QuickTime from http: quicktime. 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