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tlfUl ( lU t O W ' two thousand six if a events study action p e o p e 242 index 304 tower Northwest Missouri State University 800 University Drive | Maryville, Mo. 64468 | (660)562-1212 | Vol.85 vvww.nwmissouri.edu ©2006 Population: 6,334 tower two thousond six 001 clockwise from top On almost any day of the week, the J.W. Jones Student Union is filled with people coming and going during lunch time. The Administration Building, which once housed the majority of University classrooms, served as a reminder of the University ' s rich tradition, photo by Trevor Hayes During a pregame pep rally near the Bearcat zone, Burke Shouse plays his trumpet. The band and Bearcat Steppers ' pregame preformance served as one of many festivities on Saturdays before home football games, photo by Trevor Hayes Laura Fowler screams with excitement as new members of her sorority are introduced. The women could be heard screaming as their new sisters ran down the stairs of the Union, photo by Erie Shafer Under the influence of hypnosis, these students are finding themselves saved by a human seatbelt. The hypnotist, Mi- chael C. Anthony, came to campus in September, and the event was presented by the Student Activities Council, photo by Stephanie flrunmg Shaping a bowl at the opening of the Fire Arts Building, Jeanette Nuss talks about the advantages the new building will provide. The Fire Arts building opened in September. photo by Meredith Currence Experienced pancake flippers toss food to students at the Wesley Center as part of Northwest Week festivities. The event attracted many students and was sponsored by Student Senate photo by Mike Dye T - s t f ♦ » • » Tyler Schemmef is assisted by the staff of the X- treme Air skydiving simulator in his first attempt at skydiving. A new Student Activities Fee paid for simula- tor, which was located behind Valk, to visit the Univer- sity, photo by Chris Lee from left. Student Ambassadors Maggie Cole and Sarah Meyer take a prospective student and her parents on a tour of the campus. Soaked by a water balloon, Shaunda French of the Athletic Promotions Department enjoys a pep rally. As the University moves forward, Missouri Governor Matt Blunt, President Dean Hubbard and Representative Brad Lager break ground on new laboratories for the biosciences project, photos by Marsha Jenningi. Chris Ue and Trevor Hayes we embraced those features that made us unique. Although the celebration was for the past, we continued to look toward the future. Hudson and Perrin halls fell as construction workers began Phase III of the residential life improvements. The fall brought one of the largest freshman classes to campus, and Douglas - a was opened to accommodate them. The community was also undergoing construction, including the expansion of the hly- Vee grocery store. Several buildings were leveled and new projects aimed to improve businesses downtown. A new statue was placed in front of the J. W. Jones Student Union that depicted a student from 1905 and a current student both studying. While many students appreciated the statue, others thought it was an unnecessary feature that cost too much and was in their way.. The first home football game brought dedications for the statue and the new Centennial Garden, which was constructed in between North and South complexes. We found ourselves enjoying the beauty of campus. r ' u ft: In an effort to stay in shape, Kelsey Viet and Katie Charczuk bike at tlie Student Recreation Center. The community spaghetti dinner to beneflt victims of Hurricane Katrina raised more than $6,500 for those affected by the storm. Travis White carefully examines his cards during a hand of poker during the tournament held as part of Thursday Nights at the Union, photos by Stephanie Bruning, Meredith Currence and Chris Let However, nature was not as kind to other areas of the U.S., as a series of hurricanes pummeled the southeast portion of the country. In response to these natural disasters, we sent aid and raised funds for the evacuees. We joined the Green fHouse to cheer on all of our sports teams. The members paid a fee and then filled two sections of Bearcat Stadium and cheered for the ' Cots for football. The group was formed to increase fan participation and attendance. We continued to advance our tradition of innovation by merging with Ventria Bioscience. Construction for the center began near the Forest Village Apartments, and the merger would allow many students to study biopharming in the future. We set a new standard when we won the Missouri Quality Award for the third time in October. The award helped advance our institution as a symbol of continued excellence. Throughout it all we explored what mode our 004 005 Suhltght cuts through a morning fog in Mid-October as Heather Hundley crosses University Drive in the front of Wells Hall. The fog added to the scenic atmosphere, which the University took pride in creating, photo by Trevor Hayes Covered in bronze, Christine Foster and Al- len Long recreate the new Centennial Statue during the Homecoming parade. The Comput- ing Services float placed first for competitive entries, photo by Trevor Hayes Cram left: A crowd p eoser, Jacob Johnston performs as a dancing clown in the homecoming parade. Alpha Mu Gamma member Andria Rentie recruits potential studenU (or the foreign language honorary at the Organizational Fair. The Sound and the Fury headlined the Benefit for Baier concert put on by KZLX and Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity to raise money for the Trenton R. Baier Foundation and the Christopher Reeve Foundation, photoi by Trevor Hayti on ) £rk Slwfer The centennial year of our University brought new features to campus and celebrations of 100 years. The Centennial Statue and Centennial Garden provided tangible memories of our history Jflige !Wibers for Greek Rush helped bolster the groups ' membership and strengthened the production for fHomecom- ing. We celebrated the school ' s anniversary through our Home- coming floats, clowns and skits. Many groups chose to reen- act the history of the University, but the men of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia won 1 st place with their skit, which spoofed " Bock to the Future. " We established a new tradition with the Second Annual Northwest Powwow at Bearcat Arena, which celebrated Na- tive American culture in the area. The new Student Activities Fee brought entertainers such as Chris Cagle and Margaret Cho to campus. The popular entertainers attracted ma ny students for the performances. We knew that our year would be unique like our school. As we celebrated 101 years, we also celebrated our school as the one and only one home of the Bearcats. trends I celebrations I features nn¥ Structured progress Campus renovations address concerns, update facilities. NeivFreshmen • Residence Halls from left: A worker welds on the roof of the new amphitheater. Bob Ge st ie- ating installs a vent in the wall of the theater located across from the Mary Linn Performing Arts Center. An inside view of the theater shows the progress of the construction, photo fay Meredith Currence from left: A banner displays the ap- pearance of the new residence halls under construction. The south side of Roberta Hall is exposed for the first time after demolition of Hudson and Perrin halls. An empty lot is the site for new residence halls, photo by Meredith Currence As one building representing the long-standing legacy of the University fell to the ground, ground breaking for onofher began for decades of memories. In spring 2004, officials voted on the demolition of 50-year-old hHudson and Perrin residence halls and began construction in summer 2005 for new freshman residence halls To raise money for the new residence halls, Support Staff sponsored o brick sale, where actual bricks that held ' ,the walls of Hudson and Perrin together were sold. Natalie Smith bought a brick as a way to remember her residence hall experiences. " Il was a pretty old building, but I still have a lot of memories from there, " Smith said. " In Hudson, you had to get to know each other because of how close the rooms were and how there was no air conditioning, except for in one room where many people congregated when it was hot. I think the new Hudson Perrin will attract more people because they will hove better rooms than we did, " Along with residence hall additions, the University built the Fire Arts Building to move many three-dimensional art classes out of Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building ' s basement. According to Ray Courter, vice president for Finances and Support Services, ideas for a new art building began about 10 years earlier. " It has been obvious for many years that the basement has been inadequate for the programs offered, " Courter said. In 2001, the Environmental Protection Agency determined the basement was a " risk factor " due to the poor air circulation and lock of electrical outlets. After this review, administrators needed to take action. " (They) put in a lot of money and effort into this project with health and safety as a priority, " Department of Art chairman Kim Spradling said. Officials also recognized the need for not only a safer art building, but one that could better cater to students needs. " We also needed better facilities in terms of what architects did, " Spradling said. " It ' s better laid out and easier to maneuver around more efficiently. " Creating new opportunities for students also became a priority for the biology department. In September, the Universit broke ground for a biosciences department east of the Forest Village Apartments to utilize a new major in biotechnology. Along with a new major, the University recruited companies such as Ventria Biosciences, to set up business to allow students to get first-hand experience and better help the local economy. " It is important to have new products to sell to customers to sustain the University ' s role in societ , " Courter said. Courter said having companies work with the University on the projects would not only benefit finances, but also benefit community finances by bringing in employment. The University pursued financial endeavors and constructed new monuments to represent the school ' s history. According to Courter, a Centennial Garden located between South Complex and Douglas Hall was erected to honor the University ' s 100-year history. In addition, the College Pork amphitheater west of Mary Linn Performing Arts Center was constructed. The facility would be used for theater performances and other events suitable for the outdoors. The theater also reflected entertainment history, " It shows how life occurred 100 years ago and how information and entertainment was conveyed to them, " Courter said. As new monuments commemorating the 100 years of University history were built, many old memories lived on in students and staff. Writer j Brent Burklund Designer j Ashlee Mejia « ▼ jerfo eoui irren - ' 1 With a splash Emily Churchman and Hannah Boehner setde into the bottom of the water slide. Despite the unsea- sonably crisp air during Advantage Week, several students took advantage of the water slide and the rest of the lunch- time Luau which provided a break from fr«hman orienta- tion, photo fay Trevor Hayes I Large incoming class mal es for lieavy planning Disappointed with his cards, Chris Lewis grimaces after the flop at RHA ' s Casino Night. The event attracted large number of students, and extra tables were setup in the hallway to play games ranging fi-om Texas Hold ' em to Rock, Paper, Scissors, p ioro hy Trrvor Hayvs While handing out bumper stickers protnoting one of the local radio stations, Joyce Cronin talks to Jon Bennett about 97.1 The Ville at the Merchant Fair. The Merchant Fair allowed local businesses to inform freshman about the community, pholo by Meredith Currpnce The University ' s residence hall staff long before tfie largest fres fcn class of 1,198 students, nnoved in for tfie semester. Wcording to Residential Life Director Matt Baker, residence .: sloff training began two weeks prior to move-in day. For jv»«5 weeks, five days a week, 12 to 14 hours a day, I ' le jUjIcJeni assistant staff received training, according to RA Co B Hunter. After the long days of learning how to handle sifu Bns, the RAs spent time decorating their floor to create a v.elHrning environment. ' We were taught how to handle all situations an RA could ■:::ej6nd we had a chance to enact out these situations, " - said. On move-in day, Hunter ' s morning began at 8 waiting for r group to arrive. Most of her residents checked in by noon. Kesi«leritial life officials began planned for a record class when applications came in last fall. " We anticipated a large class, so about a year ago we began making renovations to Douglas Hall, " Baker said. The age of the residence hall left some wary about what to expect. " I thought Douglas would be small and dirty, but the rooms were bigger than I expected and the new paint and beds mokes it a very nice place to live, " said Douglas Hall resident Abby Scheib. After moving into the halls the freshman class attended seminors and presentotions to prepare them for the many real- life challenges that might lie ahead. The " Con I Kiss You? " seminar educated freshmen about asking o partner first to communicate each other ' s feelings before taking any actions. " The speaker had a girl come up on stage, and he sat next to her on the couch and asked her in a shy manner if he could kiss her, " Jordan Cechin said. " She laughed at the situation and said, ' yes. ' " In addition to the responsibility seminar, Campus Activities also put on a merchant fair, which brought in University organizations and businesses to inform incoming freshmen about the community. According to Baker, one major goal for Advantage Week this year was to transition activities into the first week of class. Scheib believed that the " Hardcore Safety " seminar, presented by Assistant Health Center Director Virginia Murr and Campus Safety Director Clarence Green, provided the most beneficial information. This seminar taught students about legal issues they might encounter while on or off campus. To help transition some of these activities, campus activities decided to move the Organizational Fair from the Saturday before classes to the Thursday during the first week of classes. The Organizational Fair gave students the opportunity to learn about campus organizations. The event was moved to Thursday to allow students more time during Advantage Week to adjust to college. After the Advantage Week experience ended, Hunter felt positive about her job as an RA. " I thought the job would be easier than I thought, but I am having a lot more fun than I thought I would, " she said. " I wont to help freshman have the best experience possible. " Writer I Brent Burklund Designer j Ashlee Mejia 010 Oil A new view will be seen from a second story window of a new Hy-Vee being built in Maryville. Construction on the new building started in the summer of 2005. Beams can I seen supporting an outer wall of a new Hy-Vee building in Maryville. The new building was replacing a smaller Hy-Vee next door. Exposed to the naked eye, the structure of a ne archway can be seed at the new office of Dr. Stanley Snyder. The office is one of several renovations and additions to the south side of Maryville. photo fay Meredith Currence No prices adorn an old BP sign along Maryvilles Main Street. The stations gas tanks were removed in August, leaving two large holes in the lot. With the last touches put into place, Daniel Blair finishes part of the entrance to Stanley Snyder ' s new dentist office on Main Street. The office was scheduled to open Jan. 1 , 2006. photo by Meredith Currence Constructive advances City creates plans to develop businesses and resurrect downtown. pen dowi nding, buildings being nd plans drawn to breed ulure of Maryville loomed r store a nd worked toword ntist office and ortfiodontist umerous businesses drew to ges happening in a sfiort ne significant project was s revitalization. Overseen by The Campaign for Community Renewal and nine board members, the mission of the campaign was to improve the aesthetic appearance of the community, create an economically viable atmosphere to sustain and recruit new business and services and satisfy the shopping needs of area residents. " It ' s always important to maintain adowntown-to revitalize it and keep it going with the generations, " said Erica hieermann, a student intern with the board. " To have a clean downtown, one that attracts incoming students, I think will increase our numbers even more at Northwest because that ' s the first thing they see when turning on to Fourth Street. " Because of the philosophy " communities should maintain a downtown, " The Campaign for Community Renewal realized the best, most successful communities worked for their growth. In their minds, Maryville should be no exception. Aleta Hubbard, vice-chair to the campaign, was thrilled with her involvement, claiming it accounted for nearly half of her time and energy. " It ' s been a terrific experience for me personally because I have met a whole lot of people in Maryville that I would not have otherwise, " Hubbard said. " It ' s amazing how many people in the community are interested in the future of Maryville. " Raising more than $ 1 .2 million through fundraising and grants and receiving $350,000 in tax credits, Phase 1 of the downtown revitalization began in the spring of 2006. The development plan for Phase I included sidewalk improvements, crosswalks, period lampposts and lighting, landscaping, benches and trash receptacles. By involving as many people in the downtown as they possibly could, Hubbard said the campaign would impact the entire community. " I think it will have an enormous impact, " Hubbard said. " This is our front door and we have to fix it up. I think that is extremely important. We fix up our houses and our yards, why don ' t we fix up our downtown? " Because Hubbard was so close and so involved with this project, she said she heard a lot of mixed opinions. " People ask, ' What if we do all of this work, spend all of this money and nothing changes? ' " Hubbard said. " I don ' t believe ' nothing changes. ' In any case, I ' ll feel a lot more pride of place. We have a lot of good things in and about Maryville. Our downtown is just our one lost holdout. " Writer | Riley Huskey Designer | Ashlee Mejio to E 012 013 " I like to be comfortable, but I have to match. " -Angela Curtis Fashionfunction Students give opinions on everyday apparel. " My style is simple yet unique. " -Ashley Mitchell " My style is perfect, of well, whatever ' s in style. " - Adam Hellet " I dress original, nothing out of the norm. " -Brandon Busch n tf« " I ' m not trendy I like clothes that are easy to move in. " -Yul i Higuchi 014 015 " During the day lazy I wear a lot of pajamas, but at night when we go out people like to dress it up. " -Megan Cilbertson " I ' m kind of sloppy Lazy I guess, unless I ' m doing something. " -Stephanie Ellis • everyday accessories Students have pulled together the ultimate task: balancing comfort and fashion. 1. Ball Caps and Beanies covered the bad hair days and kept weather elements at bay. 2. CrocS were light-weight, foam-like shoes that allowed students to step out in style. 3. Sweatshirts and hoodies kept students cozy and comfortable. The possibility of style was endless. Designer I Jessica Hartley new of health Students face new service fee as officials attempt to offset costs of operation. Students raised eyebrows this year upon glancing at University bills- j ' A $70 per trimester health fee seemed to pop out of me, blue, leaving some students wondering why. The Board of Regents approved the health fee in June for students enrolled in six or more credit hours to help provide the health center with a stable funding source. " The expense of delivering a quality student health core progrom, to include preventive as well as medical and mental health services, is simply outpacing our ability to fund it fiom basic University funds, " vice president for Student Affairs Kent Porterfield said in a July press release. A pre-determined amount of state funds was never designated for the health center and rising costs within every University department forced the University to attempt to cut corners, said Virginia Murr, assistant director of health services and director of wellness for the health center. " Every year the University makes choices about what programs can be funded and which can ' t, " she said. " There was definite concern with the current legislative session that monies to the University would be restricted so they asked in every department for ways adjustments could be mode. " Many students did not understand why the health fee was added to their bills and what the fee encompassed. " It would have been all right if the health center had the authority to do anything, " Derek hfoncock said. " I have been there two times; once for a sprained ankle and once for a severely cut finger. Both times they couldn ' t do anything and they sent me to the emergency room. " Amber Hogue shared the same sentiments. She didn ' t understand why the health fee was in tact for everyone, including those who hove insurance. She alleged she went in for Strep throat and was given the wrong medicine so her condition worsened. Murr wanted students to understand the fee was not a health center fee but yet a fee that covered services provided by the combined counseling center and the health center. In the past there was no charge for counseling services, and the University funded the operation including salaries and budgets, now covered by the health fee. Many vital University services would not have been covered without a stable funding source for the health center from students. In an effort to offset operationaJ costs, the Health Center established a fee for students, which left some feeling ill. The $70 er-trimester fee was used for physical and mental health Writer | Stephanie StangI Designer | Ashlee Mejia services, photo illustration by Trevor woyes In a show of support for the football team advancing durinj the rejions playoffs, a student decorated the Abaham Lincoln statue in the Administration Building. The team went on to the Division II National Championship game against Grand Valley State University but lost the game 17 21. photo by Aieredith Currency As we progressed in our 101st year, we emphasized what made us unique and celebrated the differences that made us a quality university. As the first electronic campus, the official Missouri State Arboretum and home to the Horace Mann Laboratory School and the Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing, we observed those physical attributes that made us unique. With programs such as a textbook rental system, the alternative energy project and our continuing emphasis on quality, we observed our initiatives to differentiate ourselves from other institutions. Observing all of these programs was the Northwest Missourian ' s Stroller, an anonymous columnist that has been a tradition since 1918. All of these characteristics helped shape our University as the one and only one home of the Northwest Bearcats. t€y CHUy As the electronic campus, the University always strived to be on the cutting edge of technology. Blackberries were available to students and faculty, and laptop computers were given to every student Irving on campus. The Student Union, The Station and B. D. Owens Library were the first can pus buildings to become v reless hotspots, but Blackberries were able to access the Internet from anywhere, photo illusira- tion by Trevor Hayes Wireless advancement Blackberries and notebook connputers change the way students connect. A personal laptop notebook for every on-compus resident paved the way for many tecfinological develop- ments. in addition to residents, any off-campus student could rent a notebook for $130 per semester. Vice president for Information Systems Jon Rickmon said developing a rental plan could keep tfie students ' finances in check. " We wanted to moke it economical for every student to hove computer available to them, " Rickman said. At the University ' s expense of $2.5 million, about 2,500 notebooks were puchased for students as well as other new computers. Faculty and staff members received 375 tablet comput- ers, with 100 percent of faculty and staff expected to have tablets by 2006. The $2.5 million also funded about 500 desktop com- puters in various computer labs in academic halls and on upgrade on all desktops in all other public labs. To create an easier Internet connection between all computer systems, the University installed wireless hotspots throughout the campus. " We ' ve had very good feedback about the project and how the access points hove been used a great deal, " Rickman said. " Making these available helps refine a cus- tomer-to-student desire. " In addition to wireless hotspots on campus, Rickman said a new e-mail exchange server was installed, increas- ing message and storage size. " The new e-mail exchange is more user-friendly and has more data security, " Rickman said. As a way to moke tests and quizzes more user-friendly, the University developed the Student Response System, fashioned like a small remote that enabled students to choose an answer electronically. " I like how we get quicker results, " student Erica Kelly said. " It doesn ' t take as much time as a paper test and cuts down on poper, " Kelly believed more foculty should use the SRS because of the convenience when taking a test or quiz. According to assistant director of the Center for Infor- mation Technology in Education, Daria Runyon, this SRS worked better. The SRS now runs off a radio frequency. Runyon added that with the SRS, cheating for students be- came more difficult. To further integrate technology into education, more faculty used eCompanion. According to Runyon, about 45 percent of classes used eCompanion. " The goal is not to just use it as a lecture, but to get students more interactive into it, " she said. When eCompanion begain in spring 1999, the pro- gram was used to post grades. Since then, the service had increased to include review sessions and discussion online, Runyon said. According to Runyon, all sections of a particular math class could post on a message board with any questions or concerns, where a staff or faculty member may assist them. One other major use of eCompanion was the devel- opment of the geographic information systems master ' s degree. This was the only major that could be obtained solely online. Runyon said students across the nation could earn a master ' s in GIS without having to leave their home. The University also extended funding for Blackberries to staff and students, which give the option of cellular phone and internet service. These devices enabled students to ac- cess e-mail from their cell phone as they combined a Palm Pilot and a computer onto a cellular phone. " It ' s like having e-mail and access to the web in the polm of your hand, " Rickman said. With the technological developments such as the Black- berry and notebook computers, the University built upon its reputation as the " Electronic Compus. " " The Electronic Campus has been in operation for nearly 15 years and has become an integral part of North- west ' s identity and way of doing business, " President Dean Hubbard said. " There is clear evidence that students are advantaged academically by the system. " Writer I Brent Burklund Designer | Paula Eldred o 018 019 Rented reading Textbook distribution program keeps costs low for students. Leading prospective students across the University landscape, Stephen Terry was always amozed by the glow in the young people ' s faces when he says the magic four- letter word: Free. Unlike most higher education institutions across the country, The University offered a textbook rental system that alleviated the burden of paying the notional average of $853 per year for books. While a $5 fee per credit hour is assessed to students ' overall tuition account, Terry said it beat the alternative of paying for new books each trimester. " I ' ve looked at graduate schools on the West Coast and the East Coast, and textbooks alone cost $1,000 to $2,500, " said Terry, who served as a student ambassador on campus. " And at the end of the semester, when you go to sell them back, you can ' t even get half the price that you bought the books for. " Indeed, the fact that students did not incur such price gouging for books they might or might not use is music to their ears-and their parents ' ears. " Whenever I give a tour and tell students books are free, their faces light up, and their parents always ask, ' They don ' t have to pay for them? I ' m going bock to school, ' " Terry said. Within the Mabel Cook Admissions Office, Jeremy Waldeier recognized these unique reactions. He was familiar with them because his mom told him about the program when he was searching for a university to attend. As associate director of admissions, Waldeier realized how right she was. " I didn ' t see the true benefit of the program at the time, but once my mom sold it to me, it really played a big part on my selection to come here, " Waldeier said. During the 2004-05 academic year, students paid nationwide $853, an increase of $200 over the past five years, according to a report by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. Since 1994, wholesale prices charged by textbook publishers increased 62 percent, according to the report, Lucky for Northwest students, they do not hove to sign up for more student loans or ask their parents for more money to get the required textbooks. " It ' s awesome, because b eing a college student, and working at places in town for minimum wage, the last thing you want to do is buy books, " Terry said. Writer | Pete Gutschenritter Designer | Ashlee Mejia Textbook check-in Step 1 ; Books ore collected and the student provides his her student ID number. Step 2: Barcodes are scanned from the books to enter as returned on the system. Step 3: Books ore sorted and returned to the shelves for storage. 020 021 Transporting textbooks back to th«r shefving locations at Textbook Services, Allie Boehm struggles to contain the heavy load. Textbook Services was open during finals week with extended hours to accompany students schedules before they returned home, photo by Meredilh Currence Powered bypeHets Cost-saving initiative also has environmental benefits. Around ihe bend of Ninth Street by Campus challenges. We had a group of people with deter- Sofety mounds of material slowly piled up spilling mination and enthusiasm to see if something could from a huge semi-truck. be developed. " Although piquing the interest of the casual Using internal funds, the University constructed passerby, most students didn ' t know the heaps of a $700,000 addition to its existing processing fo- sometimes odorous material were responsible for cility to expedite the pellet-producing process. The the steam wafting from their heaters. Biomass Processing Center will be repaid over nine " People see trucks carrying stuff that has a cer- years by savings incurred as result of the program, tain amount of odor but not everyone understands Northwest obtained a U.S. patent for its waste- I what exactly we do in our Alter- native Energy Project, " Provost Kichoon Yang said. After two weeks of sub-zero temperatures in the winter of 1977-78 coupled with a natural gas cut-off from the utility com- pany, the Universi- ty decided strides needed to be taken to decrease petroleum-based energy source de- pendence. The University first used wood to-energy production process that involves separating animal waste into liquid and solid components. The solids were mixed with dry agricultural feedstocks and the mixture is then transported to the processing plant for pelletization into fuel source. University officials awaited word if increased state funding will allow Northwest to imple- ment an alternative-energy-in- spired curriculum. Administrators hoped to offer a bachelor of sci- ence degree in nanotechnology, a master ' s degree in biotechnol- ogy and o bachelor of science degree and master ' s degree in alternative energy. Mike Bellamy, associate pro- fessor of chemistry and physics. As the wind spins the propellers of the wind mill at the Uni- versity Farm, energy is produced as a part of the alternate energy project Waste from the livestock is also pelletized and burned helped generate the proposed thesamevrayasthecampus ' recyclables.p iotobf Trevor Hoi.es curriculum Ond believes the new chips OS a renew able, clean-burning alternate energy source, de- major would help produce experts in converting creasing the use of oil and natural gas from 100 biomass into a valuable energy source, thus in- percent to 35 percent. From August 1982 to July creasing students employobility the high-demand 2000, the project saved 500,000 gallons of oil field, and $4 million, according to Ray Courter, vice Graduates would be able to go into businesses president for Finance and Support Services. Pelletized paper and animal waste-3,000 tons of paper pellets and four tons of animal waste-also contributed to energy savings. The millions saved helped fund 41 electronic classrooms on campus from 1994 to 2000 . Court- and conduct feasibility studies on what energy op- tions ore viable. " They will be able to see the big picture, " Bel- lamy said. " They will know a businesses options and how the most money can be saved. " University administrators also hoped to use the er also said 60 percent of the saved funds was program as a recruiting tool. Being one of the only allocated into other academic budgets to improve universities in the area to provide such a program, instruction and provide scholarships. they hoped the program would attract students na- " This is not a simple thing to do, " Courter said, tionwide. " It ' s easier to burn natural gas, but it ' s worth the Writer | Stephanie StangI Designer | Paula Eldred Another load goes into the grinder at the Pellet Plant as J Scott raises his scoop. Workers sorted through recyclabi f make sure metal or other foreign objects that could possibt) J the grinder would be dumped, photo by Trevor Hoyes Early afternoon sunlight cascades onto the floor of the Pctlct Plant and silhouettes James Scott as he n ixcs rccy- clablcs. The plant received paper and cardboard from the University and area factories. f)hotobY Tirvo ' Hayr-. 022 023 ( ishfy made pellets ride a conveyor bett to be accumulated ' » pMle. Once the storage area inside the plant reached capacity h pellets, a truck hauled them to the Power House for burning. n bf Trevor Hoyes New, piping hot pellets lay in James Scott s hand. The pellets, which were pieces of cardboard and paper few minutes earlier, were shredded and compressed into burnable cylinders which came out of the machines hot to the touch, photo by Trevor Haye A draft fans the flames burning wood chips at the Powerhouse. The University burned wood chips while building up the pellet sup- ply and only relied on naturaJ gas when power needs exceeded the capadty of the pellets and wood chips, pfioto b Trevor Hayes As the time for their final exam approaches, Kat Four- man. Kristi Cassaday and Neil Thawani study history in the common area in the Academy. The area gave students an area to chat and ptay games, photo by Meredith Currence Lydon Chen and Jay Augustin take a minute from their studying to chat. Other students in the room spent their evening studying for their Calculus II final, photo by Merediih Currence H Advanced Second-year Academy student Mackenzie Sweeney prepares for her Calculus II exam with other students dur- ing Fnals Week. Academy students earned an associate ' s degree after two years of study, phoio by Meredith Currence institution Academy students given a collegiate opportunity. Working lo give exceptionally bright young people a head stort into higher education, The University offered the Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing. The Academy was a two-year program in which 15- to 18- year- old high school students who were especially talented in science, mathematics and or technology studied at on accelerated pace. It took the place of their last two years of high school. Second-year student Neil Thowani, who looked forward to persuing a pyschology degree after the Academy realized the advantage he gained by going to the Academy. " It ' s let me take psychology courses, " Thowani said, " and it ' s opened up doors to let me take courses that wouldn ' t be ovailoble in high school. " According to Dr. Cleo Som udzi, dean of the Missouri Academy, when students completed the two-year program, they gained on associate degree of science and their high school diploma, " The expectations are high on academics as well as personal accountability, " Somudzi said. " High schools don ' t have as high of expectations. Students develop strong study habits and do well here. " Somudzi also said that the camaraderie that young people gained from studying at the Academy was also a benefit to them. He said when it came to the students coming here to study, it ' s usually them pushing the parents to let them come, rather than the other way around. " These are very, very bright kids, " he said. " They ' re the ones driving the process in wanting to come here. " Being accountable for minors in the absence of their parents was a concern for the authorities in charge. Academy students weren ' t allowed to leave campus without checking out at the office, and when they left campus during the day, they hod to leave in pairs. If they left at night, there must be four to their party. They were oil required to be in their rooms at 8 p.m., and were not allowed to enter residence halls rother than their own without the supervision of a staff member. " It ' s meant two years of changing relotionships, difficult decisions, and more stress than I ' ve ever experienced in my life, Thowani said, " but it ' s been fun. " Writer | Alec Jennings Designer | Ashlee Mejio 024 025 Voice of The Stroller rings from the past. I I Jan. 9, 1918 The Stroller has come. Bewarel This mysterious person is evanescent and omnipresent. His eagle eye sees everything. Darkness to him is as glaring as noonday sun. hluman frailties are the breath of his nostrils, or as the sawdust trail to Billy Sunday. No one is exempt from his merciless pen, not even the hitherto sacred circle of the faculty. In fact, he has unobtrusively courted their society v ' ith the result that his first comments ore on our bachelors. Ov ing to the scarcity of men in the school, vve feel that it behooves the girls not to neglect the faculty bachelors. We have taken their temperature, symptoms are favorable. The latest information on this case is: " Mr. W — , i am sorry to tell you that v e are going to move away, " said Mrs. S — . " — w-what is going to become of me then? " inquired the professor. " Oh, Mr. W— , why don ' t you buy this home and have a bachelor ' s apartment? " asked the young miss of the home. " That is not the kind I am looking for. " Late one night during th e Christmas holidays. The Stroller heard mysterious sounds issuing from a well-known house in Moryville. Not being above eavesdropping, he crept to the window and discovered that the S. S. K ' s were having a reunion. They were discussing the fair sex. What did they say? Ah-there ' s the rub! lan. 31, 1929 [excerpt] B Saturday will be Ground Hog Day. It hoped that the ground hog will H be so soundly asleep that he will fail to come out-that he will be as sound B asleep as Mr. Cooper must have been last Monday morning at eleven o ' clock. The Stroller merely takes for granted that he was asleep since he forgot to show up for a demonstration lesson down in the College Elementary School. A demonstrator for traffic lights was seen at Residence Hall one day ' , this week. He was trying to get a set of lights installed over the fireploce in the living room and in the front hall. The green light is to stay on until nine-thirty; the yellow light is a warning to being leave-taking; the red flashes on at ten. No regulations have been made for weekend dates. jNo definite information has been given out as to whether he affected a i sale. Dec. 12, 1941 [excerpt] Time certainly marches rapidly once it gets started. The trend of world affairs since Sunday hos changed so much that the Stroller ' s feeble brain is going around in circles. From the happy carefree campus of last week, we hove changed to a solemn thoughtful campus. Last week students were all wondering whether or not they should ask that new boy or girl in school to one of the many Christmas formals for the college. This week they are all wondering whether or not the army will get the boys before that date or whether perhaps, the formal will be called off. 1 r, hi Haf May 9, 1951 (after the Residence Hall explosion) This week the Stroller did his strolling at a dead run. However, did make god on his boast to reach the third floor of Residence other than on visitors ' day. The events of Fateful Friday night brought little in the form of humor, but there were a few happenings worthy of being remembered. Miss Hottie Houp fled from the building earring her most prized possessions-a dictionary and Emily Post ' s book of ettiquette. Roberta Cronkhite, absent at the time of the fire, returned to find onl one possession of hers had been saved-a bowl of goldfish. Arriving on the scene within a few minutes after the explosion, thi Stroller joined others in saving the girls ' belongings down the stairs. As soon as property had been saved, the Stroller set to work gettinj interviews with those near ot hand. A few of the most noteable comments ore as follows: Joan Lynch: " Where ' s Norman? " Herb Hinton: " I wouldn ' t go near there for a thousand dollars. " Shirley Jennings: " Eeeeeeeek! " Ed James: (still carrying poker hand) " I hod a flush-ace high. " Joan Lynch: " Where ' s Norman? " Mr. Dole Blackwell: " Onward, Menl " Dean Knodle: " I carried the telephone over to the Library in case anyone wants to coll a taxi. " L Joan Lynch: " Where ' s Norman? " Bob Grobelch (after being hit on the head with a radio thrown from a third floow window): I say, up there, you really should be more careful. " Roberta Walker: " I woke up and smelled smoke, but I just thought it was Donna Slottery and Jean Overstreet smoking cigars again. " Air Corpsman, who had been helping girls out: " I wrapped a blanket around me but it caught fire; I got another blanket but it caught fire; I got another but it caught fire. About that time I figured I ' d better get out of there. " Monday morning saw students and faulty trying to carry on as usual. " Lefty " Davis exaggerated the situation to a point by giving a test to his first aid class. Shirley Collier described the predicament perfectly, but unprintobly. June 18, 1971 [excerpt] This is the time of the year that millions of college students are relaxing j and enjoying life in general. Summer vocation is here. As you ' ve probably noticed, not everybody is vacationing. In fact, the campus seems to be fairly crowded. High school kids are popping up in every corner of every building on campus, and a few dedicated teachers ore working hard to further their education. Then there is thel college student who makes studying a year around occupation. ' By the way, one high school coed was so eager to get to her workshop Monday that she arrived on time but with her dress donned in reverse. Historica footsteps wymous columnist has been facet of University since 1918. Ovef the years, the Stroller, a secret columnist in the newspaper, was in some controversial predicaments. The notable event was the Sig Tou incident of 1939. The Stroller had attended a finger-painting exhibition done by school children. One of the children hod painted a facial profile with two eyes and two ears on the same side of the face and a few hairs protruding from the creature ' s head. The Stroller overheard someone soy, " looks like a Sig Tou to me. " It was printed in the next issue of the Northwest Missourion. However, the Sigma Taus were offended by the comment and descended upon the Missourion editor demanding to know the identity of the Stroller. However, keeping true to tradition, the editor refused to tell the crowd who the Stroller was. Although the columnist remained unidentified, the editor decided to cut the Stroller column from the paper. The Student Council later demanded the return of the Stroller, and the column July 1979 Your Stroller is not his usual jovial self this week. For as he watched the historic Administration Building burn, he saw more than physical damage to his perennial home. No, os your Stroller viewed the old Main building being consumed in flames, he also saw burning memories. Your Campus Crusoder recalled his first year on campus in 1918 when the Administrotion Building was the focal point of college life. He remembered all the classes being held in the building. As the fourth floor collapsed, he remembered the good old days when he had helped carry pianos up the four flights of stairs to the music department. In that earlier time there was no elevator. Watching the fire creep further down the landmark, your Stroller recalled not only memories of adventures in those rooms, but also many of his past acquaintances. Some never got to use the benefits of their educations. As the vision of war memorials to fallen alumni being destroyed come to mind, your Stroller felt smoke and a few tears sting his eyes. When the little Theatre was engulfed in a ball of flames, your Stroller recalled the earlier life of the facility. He remembered spending many a night trying not to study in this little room which was then a library. As flames licked around the broadcasting department, he recalled how the department had started as a club. It had grown into an area which the University could really be proud of. But then your Stroller recalled a similar disaster which struck the campus. Suddenly your Stroller felt a bit relieved that the damage was only material. Fortunately, no lives would be lost here. Your Stroller remembered that on April 28, 1931, the campus was not so lucky. The women ' s residence hall was filled with sleeping coeds when a train car of propane exploded in a flash flood of fire behind their dorm. Your Stroller recalled that the hall was quickly evacuated, but not before 30 people were injured. Sadly, your Stroller remembered the death of one girl. More tears in his eyes now, your Stroller sighed. The Administration Building fire was o devastating experience for his beloved campus, but it could have been worse.- Coupled with the relief that the east side of the building was saved, your Campus Crusader was a bit happier. Northwest had survived the past setbacks, and he somehow felt they would bounce back again. was restored. After an explanation of his absence, the Stroller emerged in the Missourion as he wandered through the pages of the newspaper. There were several other tries to void the column and the first being the foil of 1922 due to a faculty adviser who was not aware of the importance of the Stroller as well as a new editor who wanted to try something new that year and did owoy with the column. Each of the attempts to removed the column were unsuccessful and the Greek organizations seemed to comment most about them. Ironically, their complaining came when the Stroller, unknown to students, was Greek. The Stroller provided commentary on various campus topics and usually maintained total anonymity. Although the columnist was absent from the newspaper occasionally. The Stroller always returned to the paper. Writer | Kelsey Garrison Designer j Brent Chappelow September 20, 1984 [excerpt] Approaching the old lemon, your Stroller found onother ticket on his windshield. One ticket was for having on improper sticker, another ticket was for not having a proper sticker and yet another one was for being parked in an improper place which your Hero had the sticker for but it was after hours to buy one. A total of three tickets in one day and the old lemon had been sitting in that some spot for two weeks. What is this, hit and miss week? " Hey 605, want to ticket anyone this week? " Now, let ' s confuse them and ticket them next week instead. " Look out Northwest, these guys are going from " Book ' em Dano " to " Come on punk make my day. " Your Stroller heard a distinct noise, but what could it have been? Probably just another shot in the dork, look out Abe! 1027 I October 4, 2001 [excerpt] For every cent donated, ounce of blood given, ribbon worn, prayer spoken and tear she this community gets stronger. All are a remembronce of the important things in life, that everyone is your neighbor. As Sept. 1 1 gets further away, don ' t let yourself forget. Remember your initial reactions, your first emotions felt. To all members of this American community: Don ' t let your hearts harden back to the way they were Sept. 10. Leafy acclaim Campus celebrated for dedication to conservation. In the chill of a cold winter day they were frosted by flakes of snow and a crust or ice. In the spring, they moved back and forth in the breeze as they grew greener and brighter, and they gave shade from the harshness of the sun in the heat of August. Orange, brown and yellow leaves crunched under fool and swirled in a whirlwind of color in autumn. When Thomas Gaunt, a Civil War captain, moved to Maryville, he planted a tree nursery on the land that eventually became the campus. Since the land was developed, it hod a heavy population of trees. Shaded by approximately 1,300 of them, the campus was home to the Missouri State Arboretum beginning in 1993. An arboretum was a place where trees and plants were grown for educational purposes. Any local Missourian who had considered planting trees in their yard could view mature species of their choice before making their final decision. Also, parents who wanted to instill an understanding of nature in their children hod the choice of viewing easily confused trees here at the University. " Who would have thought that Northwest Missouri would be the home of the Missouri State Arboretum, " arboretum coordinator Lezlee Johnson said. According to Johnson, the arboretum was the campus-any one tree of the 125 different species seen on the 198 acres of campus was a member of the arboretum. It was also used to teach classes like Woody Landscape Plants and Local Flora. Johnson said they mode an effort to plant all kinds of trees, even ones that might not do well in northwest Missouri. " We hove trees that don ' t grow that well here, but we grow them anyway, " she said. Visitors to the arboretum could pick up the " Tree Walk Booklet " to follow the three trails-Gaunt, Tower and Chautauqua-oround campus. The tree guide provided descriptions of each species of tree and maps of each trail. The guide also explained leaf composition and arrangement. Writer | Alec Jennings Designer | Brent Chappelow The Washington Hawthorn produces clusters of red berries in autumn that grow progressively dar1 er through the season. The hawthorn was found on the Tower Trail, which started east of Roberta Hall and surrounded the Bell Tower, photo by Marsha Jennings The Chautauqua Trail starts near North Complex and surrounds the area near Mary Linn Performing Arts Center. The trail was named after the area near campus where trav- eling entertainers used to camp when they visited Maryville. photo Marsha Jennings 028 029 H Bell Tower lawn is home to 32 species of trees as |3f the Tower Trail. The area was the oldest section of » unpus. photo by Manho Jtnnmgs ' --3-4 ' J i 5ervu i ■f f i ■ . Student teacher, Kelly Mainline, asks a student at Horace Mann Elementary School. The elementary school served as a laboratory classroom for the college students, photo fay Stephanie Bruning w A Fourth grader, Rachel Roush, begins working on her palm pilot. The students at Horace Mann Elementary School received palm pilots as second graders, photo by Stephanie pruning Student teacher, Rachel Hern, assists fifth grader Lane Her- melink on a project for class. Education majors must complete at least one semester of student teaching in order to graduate, photo fay Stephanie Brun ng WELL, PDHi Educated on site Laboratory school offers on-hand learning for student, teachers. The smell of glue, the sound of children a lot, " said fourth-grader David Steiner. " We even squealing and the sight of hands shooting into the do fun experiments, like tasting lemon water when air, all were what the student teachers experienced we learned about the water cycle. " everyday in the Horace Mann Laboratory School Duties of a student teacher included abiding to classrooms, the curriculum, performing evaluations on students. As student teachers formulated lesson plans such as tests and following classroom management and taught a 30-minute class each day, students to maintain a quiet learning atmosphere, learned through a curriculum devised of hands-on " The kids try to test you at first to see if you activities. " Becoming involved was partly because of the practicum class required fo students majoring in education but also because the kids have been around student teachers for so long, they treat me with respect and moke the classroom fun, " said student- teacher Kelly Morrison. Horace Mann was on elementary school for preschool through sixth-grade located on campus. The school ' s main priority was the training of teachers while giving children on interactive, quality education. Having elementary kids on campus was rare, but both students and children adopted well. With the rules and Megan Shell raises her hand to answer a question in class. Shell was one of many students attending Horace Mann Laboratory School, photo by Stephanie bruning nr-iually are a real teacher, which can create some pretty wild situations, " said student-teacher Sarah DeLee. " Through classroom management we learn to handle these problems, which show kids that we passed their tests and are there to teach and they then respect us. " Horace Mann was the only laboratory school in the four-state region that allowed University students to interact daily in learning. It allowed students to observe seasoned teachers and gain on early connection with the children they could one day be teaching. The laboratory school gave students a chance to decide if teaching was the schedule posted on the chalkboard, Horace career path for them, and prepare them for a Mann classrooms looked like any ordinary bright future. elementary classroom. However, when the children Having students and teachers allowed the jumped out of their seats, with hands in the air, it elementary students to relate to their teacher and showed just how eager they were to learn with the create a bond that could hove a positive and student teachers. Through creative activities and productive learning environment, informative experiments, student teachers were " Having a student teacher give us both on able to pull answers from the children, contributing opportunity to hove fun and learn, " said fifth to their education. grader Jessica Lutz. " The teacher is a student too, " Our student teacher teaches us a lot of things which makes her seem cooler. " that help us learn and we get to raise our hands Writer jTora Adkins Designer jjessica Lovicky Trying to understand his assignment, Jackson Ackman gets hel p from student teacher Sarah DeLee. Ackman was in Linda Heelers ' class, photo by Stephanie Rrunmg 030 031 r Stand apart Emphasis on quality assurance wins awards. Hin the darkness, spinning and lit up, sat three gloss trophies incased in d gloss box on a podium. They were the only things visible inside the Administration building at night, but they were known across Missouri as signifying a culture of quality. gJ The Missouri Quality Award, modeled from the Malcolm Baldrige tional Quality Award, was based on seven categories. The categories H e from leadership and student and staff focus to organizational formonce. Every three years, the University was eligible to apply for the award and prepared a 50-page booklet that served as on application Paul Klute, assistant to President Dean Hubbard, said the reason the University received so many awards was because of its focus. " Northwest is uniquely focused on Its students, " Klute said. " We always say students come first, but we practice what we preach. And we can show that by showing how we have better success rates. " ... Klute said the culture was something Hubbard brought to the University. He said Hubbard was one of the first people to understand quality in its relationship to a service-oriented relationship as opposed to monufoctoring. Because of that, Klute said other schools looked to the University to understand quality. " We were the first adopter of quality in higher education, " Klute said. " From there, a lot of the places that offer awards looked at Northwest for guidance as to how to tailor manufacturing based principles to a service environment. " The fact that the University has won three Missouri Quality Awards, Klute said, served as a notion that the students, which he identified as " customers, " ore satisfied with the product received, which is education. He said because of student satisfaction, the University was set apart from everyone else. " I don ' t believe there ore any institutions in this nation that can say they ' ve sustained high performance for at least nine years and back thot up with multiple awards, " Klute said. " So I think our culture of quality is truly a culture now. " The awards themselves weren ' t the only way the University was recognized. In the application process, the University was one of only 16 schools out of 64 applicants, that received site visits from the national board. Klute said all of the recognition, the award in particular, affected students rather than staff and faculty. " The Quality Award is a verification that Northwest is the best school in the state, if not in an even broader prospective, " Klute said. " It provides The University ' s Missouri Quality Awards are dis- ,1 I k I J . I I- . I 1 1 1 I 1 " played outside the President ' s Office in the Administration assurance triot Norttiwest is dedicated to its students. d -.j- -rr. , ■ ■ - ■ Building. The Univensty won three consecutive awards in Writer I Angela Smith Designer | Ashlee Mejio 1997. 2001 and 2005. photo 6y rreror Ho es HVM k-ft Guests of the Centennial Cirden dedication enjoy the atmosphere after the rihbon cutting ceremony. Pre dent Dean Hubbard speaks at the statue unwiling crri ' tMony. p iotm ty Ttrwy Hdyrs wenty-four hours of Centennial 032 033 University celebratior s and late night parties shape weekend. Writer | Brent Chappeiow Designer | Ashlee Mejia Photographer | Trevor Hayes from left. After Winning the Centennial Bowl, 17 to the Bearcats raise the Old Hickory Stick at midfleld. Waiting for Safe Ride, Megan Igou hugs Katie Dwyer to cheer her up. photos by Trevtw Hayes Alumni and letired faculty members flocked to campus fqr celebrations, dedications and a gridiron face-off Sept. The Centennial Bowl weekend kicked-off the fall celebration of the University ' s 100th year. The festivities included the Alumni Back-to-School Picnic, dedications for the Centennial Garden and the Centennial Statue, and ilie battle for the Hickory Stick against Truman State Univei-Mtv «5:30 p.m. The picnic, sporisored by the Alumni Association ' s Back-to-School committee, attracted alumni and emeritus professors who poiticipoted in the weekend ' s events. Committee member Jim Walker said 25 to 30 retired professors attended the gathering. Bob Gills attended the University after World War II, and then returned to serve as the president of the Board of Regents in the 1980s. Gills and his wife returned to campus to attend the alumni gathering. He was pleased with the University ' s celebration. " They shouldn ' t have it only once every 100 years, ' Gills said 12:30 a.m. Half on hour before closing time at the bars, the student; walked the streets of Maryville looking for parlies the nigh before the first home football game. Students filled The Palms, where speakers boomec music and people danced and shouted conversations People flowed in and out of the Outback as Maryvillf Public Safety squad cars patrolled the area. After closing time, bar patrons flooded into the street before heading to after-parties. On West Fourth Street, Megan Igou and Katie Dv ye sat on a porch waiting for Safe Ride to pick them up. " We ' ve had about 25 colls already, " Safe Ridi responder Matt Young said when the von stopped to pic up the women. " It ' s basically just get o phone call ani go. " 1 V The Palms became an especially popular place with two bars closed in town. Students went to theThe Palms for their beer garden atmosphere, ideal for chatting with friends and dancing, photo by Trevor Hayes : ' 4o Mike Degraff and Tom Parkin relax with buddies at Sev- enth and Filmore streets. Rather than going to a large party, they decided to keep it low key by hanging out and watching people walk up and down Seventh Street, photo by Trevor Haya .■ J a. m. 034 035 Headed west on Fourth Street. Barry Ford, Ntck Talone and Brian Connel share a few laughs while heading home after a night out in Maryville. The foot traffic from Main Street thinned when Lucky ' s and The Pub closed, photo by Trevor Hayes I km.. As a part of the festivities during the garden dedication Christine Miller plays along with three others to provide accompaniment for the event. The idea for the garden spavt ' ned out of an alumni s Idea and grew into a lasting tribute to the University ' s 100th year, photo by Trevor Ha es 0. }f . L ; in the third quarter, defensive end Dave Tollefson meets Bulldog run- back Jeremy Davis at the line of scrimmage. Tollefson recorded five tack- while the Bearcat defense held Truman to just 26 rushlng-yards on 25 U mpts. photo b ' i Trevor Hayes inti ( classical music drifted over the sound of falling water as orning sun rose over campus, A tfirong of people gatfiered near li«)ms of vibrant f lowers surrounding cement constructions. umnus Bradley Snopek first developed tfie idea tfiat evolved nial Garden. His original plan was to install a garden in the or tween North and South Complexes. University officials began planning the centennial celebrati( B they jumped on Snopek ' s idea and adapted it to te " the Quads, " a group of five residence halls once on University President Deon Hubbard spoke before the ribbon cutting at the dedication and compared the Centennial Garden to a small garden in Japan he visited during the summer. " It was the most marvelous experience, and we stayed there for an hour and a half or two hours and just walked around and looked at it, " Hubbard said. " That ' s the feeling I have in this setting. " 10 a.m. Two figures draped in green sheets sot on a bench in front of the J. W. Jones Student Union. As the Memorial Bell Tower began to ploy music, the crowd hushed and turned to view the veiled statue. Don Beeson, chairman of the Northwest Foundotion Centennial Committee, spoke about the statue ' s significance regarding the University ' s history. " Our statue that we ' re about to unveil serves to remind us of the many thousands of students who have been educated during the past 100 years and the vision of students in the years to come, " Beeson said. 1 p.m. More than 6,200 fans piled into Bearcat Stadium for the first home game-the Centennial Bowl. The ' Cats squared off ogoinst the Truman State Bulldogs for the Hickory Stick, reported to be the oldest traveling trophy in NCAA Division II football. 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" If you combine man hours between people, I ' d say upwards of 50 to 100 man hours total to put everything together and run it through the whole week and strike it at the end, " Vertoko said. " And that ' s just us, not including all the fraternities and sororities and olio acts that come through. " Most students were from various fraternities and sororities. There were also olio acts, which were talent acts that didn ' t involve anyone within the Greek system. One olio act was done by Allison Kohre, who sang Roscal Flotts ' " God Bless the Broken Rood. " " It ' s something I ' ve always wanted to do since I ' ve been at Northwest, " Kahre said. " I tried out and I got in. " Other acts included the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority who teamed up with the Delta Chi fraternity in " 100 Years at Northwest, " so people could learn about the history of the University, The main character, Virgil Brown played by Kyle Jensen, reflected on his days at the University Brown reminisced about when he met his wife. Marge, ond how they fell in love. Brown specifically remembered a dance they attended when the group broke out into a ' 70s-style donce-o-thon. The Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority did an act with the Minority Men ' s Organization. They chose to do on Oprah show about traveling through time with the stars. Their show featured Bobby Bearcat trying to regain his 100-year-old spirit. As ihey went through Steve Urkel ' s time machine, they stopped on a year and reflected what Bobby might have been doing at the time. Sarah Scroggins, of Alpha Sigma Alpha, liked the more humorous parts of their act. " The ditzy cheerleaders ore pretty funny; we hove so many things that are just random, " Scroggins said. " Steve Urkel is pretty funny too, " Rachoel Chose and Daley Dodd emceed the show while the Phi Mu Alpha fraternity swept each category. One audience member, Chrissie Walter, enjoyed the creative parts of the show, " All of the skits were very creative and funny, I laughed a lot. The two emcees were really entertaining, " Walter said, " The video where they " punked " random students had to of been my favorite parts. It was fun to see all of the school spirit and hard work that all of the students put into it. " Writer | Kelsey Garrison Designer I Jessica Lavicky During a skit, members of Alptia Sigma Alpha decide to give Bobby a cheer to help him get his spirit back before Homecoming. The group placed third with their skit about traveling through time to find how Bobby Bearcat came to be the University mascot, photo by Meredith Currence Roaring to go. Sunt Scrog m p xfi Bobby Bearcat rr-idy for ttic Honipconiinf; ganw. S :rofy ii took part in a skit that ccntcrrd on fiiidiii); Bobby spirit, f mta bf Working as stage ha ids, Kathryn Dorrcll and Paul Zininier move a piano offstage in between skits. The show incorporated singers as a transition between skits, phoio ty Merednh Currcncc Using the theme of " Back to the Future, " Chris Little and Kyle Kurtz dance during their skit. The p erforniance was accompanied by a live band, photo by Alcrt-d th Currcncc from left Members of Delta Chi pelvic thrust with enthusiasm to impress judges. The men learned their dance the night before the parade and managed to pull off their dancing skills with ease. Shedrick Collady and the men of Phi Sigma K pa dance with other men in their organiza- tion. The Phi Sigs showed off many moves including one member jumping into the splits. Shedrick Gollady and the men of Phi Sigma Kappa dance with other men in their organization. The Phi Sigs showed off many moves including one member jumping into the splits, photos by Trevor Hayes Tau Kappa Epsilon created a jalopy in tribute to University veterans. The fraternity took first place in the jalopy category and planned to use the " tank " for their annual car smash to raise money for the SpeciaJ Olympics, pholo by Trevor Hayes Homecoming 2005 Pomped p ession , ode allows students to connect with community. omped floats, area high school ny organizations glided down ets of Maryville in the onnuol ade. sororities and campus d the parade as a way to s, OS well as the community, d dedication that was put into I see more of the Maryville there than the students, " student Konre said. " It ' s a chance for them to see ie University is doing and what the students : 3ing. And it ' s a chance for the school to emselves out there and the organizations. bto chance for students to be proud of the ' ganizotions they ' re in. " For Greeks, the parade was a sigh of relief, arking the end of long nights of pomping and once practice. They put in more than 40 hours I the three weeks prior to the parade. Sigma Koppo member Megan Fowler said there was a lot of effort put into the parade by the Greeks. " The actives started, before recruitment even started, on the parade so they put in a lot of work, " Fowler said. " And the new girls put a lot of work into it. " Fowler also said that regardless of all the hard work, the outcome and the experience of Homecoming were worth if. " It was a lot of fun just hanging out with the girls and goofing around, " she said. " And then seeing the float and seeing what you ' ve done is amazing, I loved it. " With the Homecoming theme being the celebration of the centennial year, the Greeks and other organizations were worried about the repeat of float ideas. The ideas ranged from capturing certain decades and events to using a timeline to represent many important events that happened at the University. Kahre said that even though the theme was difficult, the parade ended up being a success. " There was a lot of creativity with the floots, " Kahre said. " I felt like the theme was really hard to work around, but everybody really came through and came up with some really good ideas. " Despite the cold temperatures, the parade seemed to be a big hit with the community. The streets were lined with families who came from the Maryville community as well as surrounding areas. Fowler said with the Homecoming game and variety show being more for students, the parade ' s biggest success was giving the Maryville community o chance to do something together with the students. " The parade brings out the older people, the families and the little kids, " Fowler sold. " I think it just brings the community together some more and lets everyone enjoy something together. " Writer I Angelo Smith Designer |Ashlee Mejia from left: Alpha Sigma Alpha and Delta Chi created their rloat in tribute to the 1980s. The two groups prevailed in finishing their float after a sabotage that occurred two weeks before Homecoming. The Del- ta Zeta and Phi Delta Theta float re- flects the history of the University, including the football championships. The float took second place in the highly competitive float competition. Sigma Kappa and Phi Mu worked together as a dual sorority team and took first place in the highly competi- tive competition. The sorority team v as the first of its kind, p iotos by Trwoe Haya 044 045 i Homecoming 2005 Airborne a ' sertion The Bearcats came into the Homecoming game against Central Missouri needing o win to keep their playoff hopes alive. The ' Cats did just that with a 31-21 win against the Central Mules- The previous week was spent thinking about a tough loss at home to Washburn, giving the ' Cats two losses on the season. Another loss would mean the ' Cats would probably slay home during the playoffs. Quarterback Josh Lamberson passed for o career high 378 yards and three touchdowns. Senior receiver Andre Rector hod seven catches for 112 yards and a touchdown. Running back Xavier Omon rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown. Omon also hod a career high seven catches for 38 yards. Omon ' s biggest run was a dive over the offensive line on fourth down and a yard to go, on a drive late in the fourth quarter after Central had pulled within three. " I figured they would stuff the line, " Omon said. " I actually took that one from Priest (Holmes) and Emmit Smith. I figured I could at least get a yard by jumping over the top, and one of the coaches told me to do it. " The ' Cats converted and found themselves facing another fourth down situation. The ' Cats needed two yards for the first down from the Central 35 yord-line and less than a minute to go in the gome leading by three. The Central defense lined up assuming Omon would get the boll again, but a gutsy coll by the coaches led to a 35-yard touchdown pass to tight end Mike Peterson, putting the game on ice. " That ' s really not a tough decision, " head coach Mel Tjeerdsmo said. " Some people were lobbying for a fake punt. We were going to go for it so we better put our regular people out there. " Tjeersmo also said that it was a total team effort in the win and that he could not have been happier with his team ' s efforts. " We answered whether it was offense or defense. Who ever had to answer, did, " Tjeersmo said. " Today whichever group had to do it, the eleven After an outstading performace quarterback Josh Lamberson accepts the Don Black Award for most valuable player of the homecoming game from the award establisher George Nathan. Lamberson ' s efforts also earned a nomination for MIAA Player of the Week, pholo by Trevor Hayes Homecoming win cntical in playoff pusln. guys on t he field got the job done. That ' s what football is all about, and being a good football team. " A big key to the game was also the defense ' s ability to hold Central to just 19 rushing yards for the entire game. The defensive line hod good day stuffing the run and harassing Central Quarterback Toby Korrodi all day The defensive line racked up six sacks, including two each by Dove Tollefson and Ryan Waters. Linebacker Jored Erspamer also picked off a pass on a trick play. Tollefson said the defense knew what to expect from Central ' s offense and their trick plays. The recipe for success had been the same all year when the ' Cats had good game. " In every game we ' ve been successful defensively; we ' ve shut down the run, " Tollefson said. " The defensive line and myself have been able to pin our ears bock. " It ' s just one of those things where you throw that stuff out the window. You got to be ready for that. We were focused and knew we would see some stuff like that. " In addition to having a career high in passing yards in a gome. Josh Lamberson moved into first place on Northwest ' s all-time, all-purpose yards list with 6, 233 all- purpose yards. For his efforts, Lamberson received the Don Black award, which went to the Homecoming game ' s most valuable player. Tjeersmo and Lamberson soid that it was a great offensive effort by the whole team and Tjeersmo jokingly said that Lamberson hod worked harder to win the Homecoming King crown than he did the Don Black award. Lamberson said the award was nice, but a win and keeping the playoff hopes alive was much more important. " A lot of credit goes to my wide receivers and my tight end, " Lamberson said, " it ' s just icing on the cake, but I ' ll definitely take a victory for our guys who have worked so hard over any individual accolades. " Writer Dennis Sharkey Designer | Brent Choppelow I Wrapped up by Central free safety Kendal Ricketts, running back Xavier Omon chums for a few extra yards on a run. Omon carried the ball for 123 yards with a touchdown and caught a career high seven passes, photo by Trevor Hayes As the signal is given tight end Mike Peterson struts into the en- dzone for the final score of the game to put the Cats on top by 10. Peterson caught three passes for 70 yards including his 35-yard touchdown from quarterback Josh Lamberson. photo by Trevor Hayes C the last play of the third quarter, linebacker Ben Har- " 1 sacks Central quaterback Toby Korrodi with the help of ■ nan Kyle KaJser. The Bearcat defense caused six sacks for a tt I of 42 yards which contributed to Central s 19 total rushing jnls. photo 6y Trevor Hoyes Worldwidewelcome internotionol students find community accepting of other cultures. Flags billowed in the wind as various colors were represented in native clothing. The International Flag Raising held each Walkout Day brought students and faculty together to celebrate the heritages of countries represented at the University. The flag plaza has held the event since its opening eight years ago. " We encourage diversity and gel someone to raise the flog of another country if there is no one from that country to raise the flag, " Gulshan Lakhani said. Invitations for the event were sent out to faculty and students who embraced the cultures. The students who raised the flags volunteered to do so. Many international students at the event said they felt honored to raise their country ' s flag. " I realize that I am a member of this University and it ' s a good thing thot we do it and each country is coming together, " Tomoko Kogo said. Coming together and uniting as one became a hospitable event for the students. " I feel proud and it feels good to see a flog here. I feel there ' s diversity and people are so homely and welcoming, " Gloria Pondav said. Students ' outreach leads to higher education The stress of applying for college and wondering about getting in was tough enough for the average high school senior, but imagine doing it for another country. Hana You, of Korea, decided to use the foreign exchange program because she always wanted to study abroad. Before she could even think about studying in different country, however, she had to fill out the necessary forms and hove her visa approved. " I had to fill out financial statements for $20,000 to get an F 1 Visa, " You said. " It " ' a lot of work. It ' s so annoying and it costs a lot of money too, and we hove to do ai interview at the U.S. Embassy, which is in the capital city of Korea. " She also said the whole process of filling out paperwork and completing the interviews cost nearly $300. You began her exchange student experience in Canada and said she loved it so much she wanted to do it again. She heard about the exchange program here and chose Northwest. International students don ' t have to pay Northwest tuition, they pay the tuition fee of their country. She paid approximately $3,000 per semester to go to the University as on exchange student. After finishing her exchange program at Northwest, she decided to return as a graduate student and get her Master of Business Administration. " I was afraid of getting a job-l thought I was not ready yet, " You said. " I hove on English Literature degree, and I thought it would be belter if I got on M.B.A degree, and I ' m a graduate assistant and that pays for my school and I get paid too. " You said her overall experience al Northwest was a good one. " The most beautiful parts of being an exchange student is meeting people everywhere, " You said. " I lotolly encourage people to study abroad even if it ' s ju a semester and meeting people and getting confidence. " Representing her country. International stu Hana You stands in front of the South Korean i You chose to take advantage of the foreign exch g ' program and to return to the University to ge e master ' s, pholo by Meredith Cunence Acommon past time brings together a diverse commur ity Irmon Kokboga and Beyza Aydar prepare to raite the urkish flag with the aisiitance of fellow international stu- ent, Culshan Lakhani. Raising international flags in salute f represented countries was unique experience for both arCicipants and spectators. f l oto by Man}ta jmivngi I iternot ona student, Yosua Gunawan, holds the soccer all the international students use to play. Sano and many ther students enjoyed playing soccer on Friday afternoons iroughout the year, p wto by Mo s wy«tning5 A soccei ball and grassy fields molivaled the students of all nationalities to come together to ploy OS one. _.., Students iDm countries like Nigeria, Mexico, l iitjuiia, China and Ecuodor as well as many AmeriroM students chose to participate. While gtoy ing up in their native countries, several Bdents vi e|Rxposed to or played soccer. i M ' ig Eyo said he had been playing since he cxjia 1 lorely walk and in 7th grade began playing I ' lolie. I grew up in Nigerio and that ' s the favorite past lime, so I ' ve always played soccer, " Eyo said. Shuhei Sano said he discovered soccer while living in the United States as a young child. His fovorite sport was baseball, but he said he loved soccer too and when he come back to the U.S. from Japan he decided to get involved. Eyo expressed some differences between Nigerian soccer and American soccer. " Soccer back home the official rules you have only three substitutes for the whole game, but here you con change as many times as you want, " Eyo said, " No restriction on how many add ins, for me it ' s kind of weird because I ' m not used to playing like that. " Bosically, because we are international we play the way we would ploy. We have never played an official game. " Sano said if there wos a soccer learn at the University he would be sure to get involved. " If there was a team here of course I would like to go for it, and I ' d try, but there ' s only a girls team, " Sano said. The international students attempted to get into a club league, but didn ' t register early enough but plan to join the fall 2006 league. Sano compared the differences between the way Japanese people prepared to play soccer and how Americans played soccer. He explained that they warmed up and stretched out before each time they ployed soccer for fun or competition, whereas Americans just went out and played without warming up or stretching out. Eyo and Sano said soccer was a more popular sport in their countries than in the U.S. and encouraged American students to play with them each week. " Since there ore a lot of international students as well as American students, I kind of hove a feeling of some world cup going on in Moryville every week, " Sano said. " I enjoy it a lot. I hope a lot more people join us " isiglit changes through educational journey Imagine arriving at a country where you had a negative perception of the eeple living (here and on top of oil of it, your parents sent you there to get a letter education. This went through Andhyko Soemorsono ' s head. He was iternotional student from Indonesia in the spring of 2005. ince high school, it was always Soemorsono ' s parents m and his to come here and get o better education. loemarsono was not sure how the students would perceive international student. He had held the perception that ficon students wouldn ' t accept him as a " normal " student. ' When I entered the USA, it was not that easy because first IOC problems with my Visa and they said they would postpone e Visa issuance, " Soemorsono sold. " When I got here people ere not that friendly and maybe they were aware of foreign eople. " He also had an adjustment period with his professors when began his schooling. - ' At first, I hod difficulty with the lecturer, but after I talked I them personally in their office I got a sense of their way of aching, " Soemorsono said. Along with the difficulty with his professors, Soemorsono Dticed all the key differences between the American and donesian cultures. Among the things he noticed were that the students were ore open and just spoke their opinions. He also noted that e people showed sympothy toward one another in difficult luotions. People here ore supportive to each other, but bock home ■e don ' t get that support that much, " he said. He also pointed out that the students here were closer to there professors, but that they hod to At home you could just walk in Reflecting on his experiences in America, And- hyka Soemarsono sits in a stairwell. Soemarsono ' s opinion of American students changed because they were friendlier than he expected, p ioto by Trevor Hoym moke an appointment to meet with them, and it would be OK. Another surprise to Soemarsono was that the students generally presented themselves well. " The American students were trained to express their opinions and to speak in public. International students are too shy to speak in public because of our culture, " he said " We don ' t soy our opinion that freely. " When arriving in Moryville, he found that the small town was hard to adjust to. There was not much to do including shopping molls to go to as well as any kind of entertainment or even something as simple as public transportation. After being here for a while, Soemarsono realized he was supposed to be in America for higher education. " My purpose going to the United States is to get on education and to study more. This is the perfect place to study, " Soemarsono said. Writer j Kelsey Garrison Designer | Brent CInappelow 048 049 corners An exploration of uncomnnon sigh Old copies of Tower Yearbook line the shelves on the second level of the The sidewalks surrounding the Bell Tower branch off in many directions Stacks located in Wells Hall. The stacks also held old broadcast equipment, al- to allow students easy access to buildings in the area. The sidewalk from the bums and computers for the Department of Mass Communication. The Stacks presidents house to the Administration Building was the first sidewalk con- , were hot in the winter because the bottom level housed the boiler room for structed on campus. President Dean Hubbard, just as all presidents before I the academic building, photo by Meredith Currence him, walked the path to his office, photo by Meredith Corrence Accessed from the second floor of Wells Hall, the Stacks contain old issues of the Northwest Missourian among other archived materials. The Stacks occupied four levels of Wells Hall, which used to be the campus library. A dumb waiter, a device used to move books from floor to floor, was originally used to help shelve books, photo by Meredith Currence ent y renovate In 2003, Bearcat Stadium sits nestled amanj other campus build- The w ndtocfc for the air evacuation life team stirs In the breexe. The such as the Recreation Center. South Complex and Mary Linn Performing Arts Cen- airport was a restricted area, and the public was not allowed on the run. Seen from the roof of the Administration Building, the sports complex stood out way or in the hangar. The airport was located southwest of campus, p iow 1 other sites, photo by Mtrcdith Currcnce by fir dgelte Rcrry ■ ■ «C 1 ' § ' ' " - w i Privately owned airplanes make their home at the Northwest Missouri Regional Airport. Private owners kept their planes there for future use. It was also the home of the University ' s plane, Bearcat 1. photo by Bndgette berrf One of the prized plants of woricers and students, an orchid blooms in the green house located behind Garrett-Strong. The orchid was one of many plants that could be found in the building. Other plants in- cluded cacti, ferns and a b A bird ' s eye view from the top of Franken Hall shows a good perspective on th of the campus water tower. The water tower was located on the north side of ca| behind Garrett-Strong and was rumored to be the home of the mascot, Bobby Be pholo by Meredith Currence •- ?I8 An uncommon view from the top of Franken HaN, provides students with a view of MiHikan Hall. Residence halls provided several options for students wanting to live on campus; including two person rooms, two and four per son suites, and two and four person apartments, phoio by Mtrfdilh Currence Surrounded by greenery, an aisle full of blooming plants in the greenhouse helps provide learning opportunities to studenb and graduate students. The greenhouse was a home for native plants of Missouri as well as plants that were not indigenous to the area, p ioio by Mercdah jch of the southwest can be seen in the University greenhouse. The greenhouse pro I, students with an opportunity to study specific plants up dose instead of just in textbooks. • " T AleredW) Curnnct Art students at the University can often be found in tlie basement of the Fine Arts BuiMing. Students vwre alkiwed separate cubkles to work on their artwork inckiding paintings, draw- ings, sculptures and ptiotography. phoio by Mweditfi Currence I Typing in a new order at A G Restaurant, Bar and Grill, Karena Hawkins double checks to make sure the information is entered correctly. Hawkins said she could make up to $80 a night in tips, photo by Meredith Currence Checking off a completed task, Julie Alley looks for other tasks she needs to complete on the list of duties at the Mandarin. Alley said she looked forward to go- ing to work because of its fun and friendly atmosphere. photo by Meredith Currence xpenses . udents seek off campus employment to finance education and living expenses. As her friends dressed up to go out in their rts and tank lops, she slipped on her uniform and ron and headed off to a night at work. While some students never worried about lying o bill in their college experience, other dents had lo work to pay their way through lool. With costs at the University pushing 4,000 o yeor with tuition, room and board d other fees, students had to depend more themselves to be able to pay tuition, rent and •rsonal expenses. Julie Alley, a waitress at The Mandarin itouront, said the only money she got to keep herself for spending money was half of her tips. ey insisted that even though she did not have jch money for herself, having a job made her ;l better knowing she was independent. ' It feels good to be able to soy, ' ysah, I paid way through college, " Alley said. " I ' ve paid everything my whole life, so I ' m used to it. It just jls better !c pay for your own stuff. " Not everything about having a job was positive, according to Karena hiawkins. Even though she said she felt more responsible and had met a lot of friends through working at A G Restaurant, Bar and Grill, she said she missed out on a lot of important school events. " Working mokes me feel more like an adult, " she said. " But I work weekends and sometimes I work later than I wont and it cuts out on time with my friends. I also worked all of Homecoming weekend ond missed out o n most of the football games. " Most students agreed that finding a job in Moryville was difficult with the ratio of students who wanted a job and the number of jobs available. This problem led Brett Geren to work at AMC Graphics, a company based out of Kansas City that makes t-shirts for the University, from his apartment. Geren said having a job was very beneficial and gave him a better understanding of money- Stirring the food on the buffet at The Mandarin. Julie Alley checks to see what dishes need to be refilled. Alley started work in August 2005. pho(o b Meredith Curiena " It has showed me how far a dollar goes. I know that $100 isn ' t a lot and you have to work hard and moke a lot of money to live comfortably, " Geren said. Geren, Alley and Hawkins agreed that they felt they were a step ahead of those who did not work or have to pay for any expenses. They oil sold that those people who do work know the value of money better and will carry on a better work ethic later in life. Alley also noted that those who did not work were seen differently than those who do. " If you work, people don ' t look at you like you ' re a spoiled little brat who gets everything from mommy and daddy, " Alley said. Geren and Hawkins agreed working through school helped a lot in learning how to manage time. " Working mokes you balance a workload for money and an academic workload, " Geren said. " It ' s a good tool to carry on to the real world. " Writer I Angela Smith Designer |Ashlee Mejio Serving dinner rolls to a group of customers, Karena Hawkins checks to make sure the group has everything they need for their meal. Hawkins said she was able to get to know many Maryville citizens while working at A G. p iolo by Meredith Currence 054 055 The HIV AID5 epidemic affects countries throughout the worid. The number of HIV cases in the worid was estimated to be 40.3 million, photo illustration by Brittany Zegere statistks from World Health Orpmization Western ond Central uropa 720.000 cases §iym,a,clp rned the J.W.Jones Student Union anHj lrT er sidewalks with statistics and facts, awareness of the epidemic and speaking e campus organization ' s concern. ns read: ung people (15-24) are infected everydayHJ 0,000 people ore infected in the state of Missouri and of those, 5,000 are living in the Kansas City area. World AIDS Day. The hllV AIDS epidemic affected on estimated 40.3 million people worldwide by November 2005. Dec. 1 marked World AIDS Day. Common Ground, comprised of students in the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community, was the only University organization to hove any role in the day ' s heated focus-to tear down walls of silence, stigma and discrimination that surrounded the epidemic itself. " It ' s come to the point where it ' s such a big deal, that it requires more than just one day, " said Logon Gollowoy, president of Common Ground. " We need a constant reminder of this While Galloway was happy with the day ' s f effort, he said the University, the hleolth Cet and other organizations should also hove ta ' port. " This day shouldn ' t be left on the shoulo of the GLBT community to support aloil Galloway said. " It ' s ridiculous. We need make a bigger deal out of this. Everyone shd wont to pass out ribbons and make signs. " Galloway proposed the idea of free testing for future year ' s and hoped the Hie Center would agree. The Health Center gave out condc hosted sexual health programs in reside halls and presented sex information to freshrl and Central Asia 1 .6 million cases East Asia 870.000 } cases f ' -»C " v» North Afrit and Middle East 510,000 cases South and Southeast Asia 7.4 million cases Disease defense 056 057 Oceania 74.000 cases Observance raises sexual health awareness. linor classes eoch fall. Galloway said they ihl to do more. ' Northwest should hove done similar signs, " ■ Joway said. " As college students, we rely statistics to show us everything. If they ' re not ng to show us these statistics and recognize this is a problem, no one is going to take it iousiy. " 1 ' oung Democrats, a political organization ' campus, planned to be another key voice ' ears ahead. Kit Dowmon, Young Democrat ; ' ' etary, said she couldn ' t help but agree with ; lowoy. j ' A lot of people don ' t think this is a problem and that ' s sod, " Dowman said. " Because a lot of people do see issues in numbers, we as an institution should do more for this day, for our students when it comes to sexual health issues. Isn ' t it point to help as many people as we con? " Dowman said it wasn ' t that the students didn ' t care, it ' s just something that hadn ' t " hit home " yet. She also said this issue was tough for small organization to educate. " You tend to loose sight on issues like this when they ' re not talked about enough, " Dowman said. " I know we can oil go to the Health Center for condoms, but that doesn ' t mean we should talk so generally about the issue of sexual health. This serious topic shouldn ' t be so general. " ' Dowman and Galloway agreed, students hod a right to know the sexual health statistics on campus, whether good for the University ' s image and publicity, or not. " I believe, statistically, we must hove a severe problem with hi IV or STDs on campus compared to other schools, or that information would be ovoilable, " Galloway said. " To rely solely on programs and pamphlets is not on active enough approach to the problem. " Writer | Riley Huskey Designer | Brittony Zegers Varied entertainment Student Activities Council brings new events and concerts to students. Famous for her performances on Comi Central, comdian Margaret Cho visited the lA versity in October as a stop on her ' ' Assassin " m Student Activities Council sponsored the a that was presented by Common Ground, pho Trevor Hayes Players sat in anticipation waiting for the next card to be shown so they could place their bet. The Student Activities Council put on Fantasy Casino Night Nov. 15 for students to ploy a variety of games like Texas Hold ' em, Roulette and Blackjack, Jeremiah Lawson, assistant director of Campus Activities, said there was a big interest from students for the event. " There was a strong interest in cards at Northwest. It seemed like a good idea as far as interest from the students, " Lowson said. Student Pat Mclnvale said he liked that the University brought this event to the school. " I think it ' s really cool thai they bring this stuff In, " Mclnvale said. " And for the people under 21, they don ' t have to drive to St Joe and worry about losing money and still get the experience. " SAC was able to put on this event and many others because of the newly approved $35 student activities fee. Lawson said the fee was taken to the Student Senate In early 2005. After much debate, the proposal for the fee was passed, so the University could hold events such as the casino night. Along with the casino night, SAC put on numerous other events throughout the semester such as country singer, Chris Cagle, Margaret Cho ' s comedy show and the skydiving simulation. Lawson said they determine what to bring In from the students on the committee of SAC. " We do surveys for the students, and also the committee members on SAC come up with what they think the students would enjoy and hove not had here on campus before, " Lawson said. According to Lawson, the fee received a good response. The funding for the fee was brought in by the students due to It being added to the tuition. Writer | Kelsey Garrison Designer j Paulo Eldred In his October concert, Chris Cagle performed several of his hits from his forthcoming CD entided ' Anywhere But Here. " In between each set, Cagle would express some memories of recording his songs and memories from his childhood, photo by Trevor Hoyes Disgusted at his cards.Tyler Gilleland holds his head in his hands after Maria Mabe turned his last card, making him go bust during a game of Black Jack at the Fantasy Casino. Roulette, Texas Hold ' em and an oxygen bar were available to ca- sino goers, photo by Trevor Haya Not Qt 2Y, Thai Quinn askes to be hit during a game of Black Jack at the Fantasy Casino. Quinn won a DVD while at the casino from the periodic raffle drawings during the night, pfioio by Trevor Haytis 058 059 Measuresfor success Training program enhances student employement performance. Learning skills for daily life and future employment opportunities were tfiings students learned in tfie lewly formed Student Employment Program. The Student Employment Program was an outlet 3r students working in certain departments on tompus to gain skills and knowledge for tfieir future Dbs or personal experiences. Campus Safety, Financial Assistance, Human llesources and tfie Jniversity ' s National Public Radio station, KXCV KRNW were several of tfie departments on campus chosen to participate in the program. ■ The departments must be invited in order for their student employees to participate. They tested wage rotes of the students, the types of positions and the number of students in their department to see who was eligible. Student Employment coordinator Paula McLain believed the program would helped students be more productive employees. " They are benefiting themselves in their current positions to become belter employees and to better themselves, whether it ' s a professional or personal aspect that we ' re offering, " McLoin said. Participating students attended several training sessions which ranged from personal finance to ethics in the workplace. While students were only required to attend three training sessions, eight opportunities were given a semester. The program developed after the human resources management office and a marketing research class conducted surveys on how satisfied students were with opportunities. The program brought in nearly 115 students in the spring of 2005 and approximately 60 students completed the program. They added 50 to 75 students this trimester. The students involved hod similar reasons for participating in the program and took advantage of the training sessions. hieidi Ridnour explained that she liked the pay increase and the opportunity to put the training sessions on her resume. " I take those skills and I can turn them into something adaptable to myself, " she said. Ridnour helped in the program selection process and believed the programs would be more student- oriented in the fall compared to the spring of 2005. Theresa Janes also found the employment program beneficial. She expressed her like of the business etiquette program, as well as the sexual harassment in the workplace program. " They were very energetic, the people who put the programs on, and very excited, " Janes said. " They definitely accepted questions and encouraged you to ask questions and they wanted you to know everything you can. " Jones graduated in December and hoped to use the skills she acquired in the future. Many of the students at the University learned these skills and knowledge to better themselves for the future They had a chance to display some of their training in their portfolios and to apply the skills for their careers. Ridnour explained how she hoped to see the progrom progress through time and to see if it turned out to be quality program. " I think we ore shortening the gap betv een the differences of staff and student employees, bringing more professionalism to the workplace, " Ridnour said. Writer | Kelsey Garrison Designer | Ashlee Mejia Checking the call sheet. Matt Young looks for his next location to pick people up for Safe Ride. Young, like many oth- ers, offered to work for Safe Ride for $6 per hour photo by Trevor Hayes 060 061 I Hard at work, Theresa Janes files books to their plac- es at Owens Library. Janes worked at the library until she graduated in December Photo by Enc Shafer Reading the news, Mark Calcote serves on the X106 executive staff. Calcote spent many hours working in the studio as the head of radio news, photo by Enc Shafer 1 Emily English creates Napoleon Dynamite in the Greek Week chal draw. Alpha Sigma Alpha took first place in the competition for Gree Week, photo by Mike Dye The women of Sigma Kappa dance to a medley of songs. The girls changed Phi Mu sorority members show off their moves to a packed audience. The g ■ the words of well-known songs to pertain to the activities th participated in took first place in Greek Song, photo by Mike Dye throughout the year, photo by Mike Dye Unsure future Greek Week cut short after Theto ' s performance. The future of Greek Week came under fire April 14, wfien Greek Sing was stopped early and r e weekend ' s activities, except for ifie Greek Awards, were cancelled. But while cficnges were on tfie horizon, vice president of Student Affairs, Kent Porterfield soid it was " very unlikely " the week ' s activities would be discontinued in 2006. University officials planned to meet with representatives from the Greek community during the summer and fall to discuss what changes needed to be mode for the next year ' s activities. Director of Campus Activities, Bryon VonOsdale, Greek Week leoders and several other committee members cut the week short after a group called Theta began a " sound- off, " viewed as distasteful by organizers during Greek Sing. Theta wos comprised of members from each of the fraternities and sororities on campus, and was initially started as a way to unify the Greek community. Greek Sing was a culmination of events viewed os containing unseemly actions, from some members of the group, by University officials. " We felt that due to the actions of a few, that it was the best thing, " VanOsdale said. " (Theto ' s actions during the week) is not congruent with the values of the Greek organizations. There needed to be some type of retribution for what happened. " Theta member Jeff Harp believed officials were misguided in their attempt to solve the problem. " It was a huge oveueoction, " fHorp said. " We were basically told not to mess up and to watch ourself, " he said. " There were no swear words or profanity (in the Theta song during Greek Sing). While no profanity was used during Theto ' s song, a copy of the lyrics showed references to drug use, alcohol abuse and sexual innuendoes. The Greek Week committee suggested cleaning the m Zach McCoppin and Lauren Skoch emcee Greek Song. McCoppin served as Zeus for Greek Week, photo by Mike Dye song up, advice which was ignored. Along with canceling the remainder of the week ' s activities, Theta hod been cancelled indefinitely. " There will not be a future for Theta-it has served its purpose, " VonOsdale said. Theta was reintroduced after a two-year absence from compus. Porterfield believed some of the continuing themes were troubling. " I think some of the reasons it did end was because of the focus on olcohol, " he said. " Candidly, from what I know obout this year and from what I heard from the other students, I think drinking was too great an emphasis in that group this year. ' Harp disagreed. " I was actually disappointed that (Theto) didn ' t party like they normally do, " Harp said. Harp explained the majority of Theta members didn ' t sociolize and recalled one of the practices for Greek Sing in which he planned on purchasing a keg of beer, but when he asked how many wanted to drink, only a handful were interested. Theta member and former Student Senate president Chose Cornett also expressed disappointment in the week ' s events. " I ' m disappointed that a lot of the people put a lot of hard work in this, and to not see it go as smoothly as possible is disappointing, " he said. Despite the week ' s events, Porterfield remained optimistic that the 2006 Greek Week could show the positives of Greek life. " I don ' t think that canceling is the right thing to do, " he said. " I would like the focus to be on the positive. I ' m quite certain there ore people out there upset with us. But there ' s an awful lot of people who felt that there were some issues that needed to be attended to. " Writer | Aaron Bailey Designer | Ashlee Mejio 062 063 Pa i red in the pad I Couples find living together difficult but rewarding. " living with another person of the same sex took time to get adjusted to for most students moving into college, but co-ed living was a different adjustment. Living with a person of the opposite sex led to transitions in life. Students in college often lived with someone of the opposite sex if they were in a relationship-which was the case for many couples at the University, Eric and Fran Isley lived together for nearly three years and then married. They knew each other in high school, so it seemed natural when they made the decision to move in together. " It ' s been pretty easy, " Fran said. " We get along perfectly fine; it ' s kind of like living with your best friend. " FHowever, the couple also said that co-ed living forced a person to grow up by paying bills and it prepared them for real life. The Iselys said that living with another person gave them a real sense of who the other person was and what they brought to the relationship. " I can ' t really imagine a time when I didn ' t know him, " Fran said, " I know how he is going to react to things. " Eric said he thought it was similar to moving into a residence hall. There was the adjustment period of getting to know your roommate. " It ' s kind of interesting, " Eric said. " When I lived at home in high school, it was just me, and moving in together it ' s different than a dorm room, and Cuddly couple, Fran and Eric Isley watch T.V. together. The two also shared their apartment with a close friend, photo by Eric Shafer Fran and Eric Isley play with their dog as it un- expectedly jumps on their laps. The couple dated for several years before they married this past summer, photo by Eric Shafer you start to see how the other person lived. " Another couple who lived together was Christian Newlon and Matt Jones. They were slowly getting used to how the other lives. Newlon and Jones dated for two years before they moved in with one another. Shortly after moving in together Jones proposed to Newlon, by catching her off guard after she got out of classes. " I came in from my literature class and I was getting ready for work and he was playing " This I Swear, " by 98 Degrees, which is the song I wont to walk down the aisle to, " Newlon said. " Then he kept telling me he loved me, and then got down on one knee and proposed. " Despite the relationship being strong, Newlon expressed that the stress level increased after moving in with Jones. " It ' s been o little bit stressful, " Newlon said. " You ' re not on campus, so you hove to drive and you have to walk further because the off-campus students are parked further away. " Jones said different things like attitude, the way things should be done and each other ' s way of thinking changed. " Living from dorms to outside the dorms is a lot more responsibility than you think, " Jones said. " You hove to work, go to school, pay the bills and keep up with it; you definitely hove to monitor yourself. " Writer | Kelsey Garrison Designer j Trevor FHayes J ' 064 065 Matt Jones looks down on the clothes that need to be folded. Jones and Christian Newlon have dated since high school, although they attended different high schools, photo by £nc Shafer A Ott Jones and Christian Newlon share a moment with their cat. The couple got engaged this past fall. Reciting mantras to concentrate on their Hindu gods before eating their meal in the morning is a typical practice of Indian students. Out of several Hindu gods, Hanuman was focused on as the god that embod- ied strength, photo tyy Marsha Jennings Following Japanese tradition, before every meal Mikki Uemura lightiy claps her hands, bows her head and says, " Itadaki-masu. " Shinto and Buddhism were intertwined into Japanese lives so it was hard to dearly distinguish between tradition and religion, photo by Marsha jenmngs Buddhist meditation is key for graduate student King Kwan as he folds his Hands, crosses his legs and regulates his breathing. Kwan burned his left arm with the marks of the Bodhisattva vows, which meant he refrained from thirty-three precepts, photo by Marsha Jennings Far a way faith Students practice homeland religions in daily lives. Of the 2.8 percent of international students wfio roamed the sidewalks of campus, very few American students were aware of the customs ond beliefs these students brought with them. Lost among the plethora of Christian opportunities on campus, many students, like the ones mentioned below, found themselves relying on self-discipline and the encouragement of like believers to stay true to their ways. GO The aroma of Teriyaki chicken, Japanese rice and green beans filled the room. After setting the table and preparing her evening meal, Mikki Uemura lightly clapped her hands together and whispered " Itadoki-mosu. " " It is basically a Buddhist phrase you say before a meal that means thank you for the food, " Uemura said. A sophomore international business major from Japan, Uemura said she became increasingly interested in her religion after meeting and falling in love with her boyfriend, Wesley Hardee, a Christian. She said his beliefs were completely different than her own, and she wanted to explore the customs of her home country. Uemura said people often overlooked the fact that Japanese people were religious, but had no set religion. She also said most Japanese customs are derived from religions like Buddhism and Shintoism, but the everyday rituals came from how she was raised. Taking her last bite, she returned her wooden chopsticks into the hashi-oki holder and with another light clop of the hands, she bowed her head, whispering " Gochisou-samadeshilta, " once again, thanking a higher entity for the food. oo With h is legs crossed, he held his hands in chi circulation to help his blood flow. Keeping his tongue pressed to the roof of his mouth, King Kwan began the meditation process, counting nun very slowly according to his breathing. " Meditation helps me to gain the cbili ' concentrate and it also clears my mind, " Kwan i " That way I can recall my knowledge that I sti! easier and faster. " Kwan explained that chi was what circul around the body to balance the four elements: ( water, fire and air. He said following the eigh path, a process to get rid of desires and e one ' s life, was what kept him motivated, since Buddhists were actually on campus and there not a temple in Moryville to worship at. With the few individuals who represents religion, Kwan said that others gave their opi about Hinduism, but he felt they really didn ' t i his religion. " I never compared my religion with religions, " Kwan said. " But I believe every relig good OS long as it guides people to the right p y fter bathing and marking their foreheads acred ash between their eyebrows, Naveen m and his roommates, Sudhomsh Mahankali iOndeep Kandekar, huddled around the small Jir where they worshiped their gods. hile Kodam circled burning incense around IS of their gods, a stream of smoke curled 16 air. ringing their hands together and bowing their ;, the men began to recite their mantras. pdom said mantras were sacred Hindu or poems written by gods, ancient Rishis ages. hese mantras have the words and vibrations lable or sounds that bring concentration in a ee, the one who worships god, " Kodam said. feel much closer to the god when we chant mantras. " Along with reciting mantras, Kodam said the Hindus primary practice was meditation. " It ' s for concentration on the formless god; the carrier to an end, " Kodam said. According to Kodam, Hindus held festivals nearly every month. One such event was Diwali or the Festivol of Lights, hosted Nov. 5, by the International Student Association. During this three- day celebration, believers came together, clad in traditional Indian clothes, to recite the mantras as o group and eat a meat-free feast. Kodam likened Hinduism to Christianity, saying they both coincide with the trinity and praise the Lord with poems and prayer. " The beauty is that both Christianity and Hinduism has the concept of only one God, the Eternal Being, the Divine Essence of life in every creature on earth and elsewhere, " Kodam said. " By having more forms of gods, Hinduism has reached to another level of philosophy so that a layman comprehenas the greatness of God in his every day life. " " GO For students like these, finding a common ground to worship was difficult. Unlike most Christians, these students didn " t worship in large groups, attend religious concerts or meet to study the Bible; most of them used determination to worship on their own or in small groups. A devout Muslim, Bilal Clarance said it wasn " t that other religions weren " t recognized on campus, but that they weren " t understood. ' " One thing that is very good and that I admire about America is that there is space for everyone to exercise their respective religions, ' " Clarance said. " " With that said, it is the fact that they lack the understanding of other, not so recognized religions, that hurts America. " Writer I Jessico Hartley Designer I Paula Eldred Annual affair Week of entertainment provides release for students. As students prepared for finals and scrambled to turn in lost-minute " (Drojects, barbecue grills fired up, poncokes sizzled on the griddle, Olympic events were set up and prizes woited to be awarded. The annual Northwest Week, sponsored by Student Senate and the Residence Hall Association, ran from April 4-8. It was part of the University ' s centennial celebration. Student Lindsay Davisson said Northwest Week was a good way to take a break from studies and have a little fun. " It ' s so nice to just be able to forget about all my school work for a while and just hove fun with my friends, " Davisson said. Monday-kicked off events with the most successful event, a barbecue at the Bell Tower, which offered pictures with Bobby Bearcat. The event attracted more than 600 people. Tuesday offered students a free breakfast at Student Senate ' s pancake feed at the Wesley Center. Later in the day, RHA sponsored an ice cream social. On Wednesday students were given the opportunity to partake in knight joust, bouncy box and bungee bull at the Bell Tower. Residents of Dieterich Hall, Tower Suites, South Complex and the Missouri Academy all took part in the Hall Olympics on Thursday. The winner of the event was Dieterich Hall. The event included five different Members of the Residence Hall Association execu- tive board dish up ice cream for students outside the union Wednesday of Northwest Week. The organization contin- ued the tradition of cosponsoring the week with Student Senate photo by Trevor Hayes games and gave students in different halls the opportunity to get Ic know one another, " it really creates the community in the residence halls, whicf Northwest really stresses, " Drew Zimmerman said. " We do events tho involve the whole halls and that really helps everybody. " On Friday, Student Senate members asked the crowd University trivia questions. Prizes were given to the students who answered thf each question correctly. The giveaway put on end to the events o Northwest Week. Students seemed impressed with the events during the week. Studen Chris Thomas said many factors about the week come together to makf it successful. " This week was a lot of fun, " Thomas said. " The weather wa awesome and it was just a great time to enjoy on campus with m» friends. " ' Freshman representative of Student Senate Kevin Compton agreed " I think Northwest Week is a great way for everyone to interact anil a great way for everyone to get together as the year is winding down,! Compton said. " Besides, free stuff rocks! " Writer I Angela Smith Designer! Brent Chappelov, Contributors I Alec Jennings, Jerome Boettcher and Shannon PolasI Donned in her new crown Liz Vostrez celebrates her Tower Queen with her fellow contestants. Nam- ing the Tower Queen was a traditional event of Northwest Week, photo by Mike Dye Exuberant exchange Sororities welcome new members witli loud cheers and open arms. I Alpha Sigma Alpha nncmbcrs get crazy whcti their girl conic sprinting out of the second floor doors of the Union Many of the new fnembers rushed into the arms of their new ' sisters ' Photo by Erie Shafci Joyce Martin holds up a sign for a Gamma Chi she is awaiting to be reunited with. The actives arc separated from their Gamma Chi ' s for one week where they are not allowed to speak to each other, photo by Erie Shafer 1 K. 4 i_ Members of Phi Mu sorority awaited with anxious anticipation for the unveiling of their new members. The girls lined up an hour prior to bid day announcment, photo by Enc Shafer 070 071 Mk rely audible chants, loud screams and long awaited anticipation were As one experienced at the end of sorority recruitment. itiere is much more to it than a day of newly awaited hopefuls running the steps to the sorority of their choice, " Sarah Zimmerschied said. ' recruilmeni process began long before the first week of school. It I beggn long before summer break. reporing for recruitment throughout the year with establish- electing T-shirts ond creating info cards, " Erica Heermann » select groBRsf women participate in recruilmeni as Gamma Chi ' s in I they remc jwd neutral for the week of recruitment, to take potential I members ltiig| of the recruitment events. t ' s so hard fSJie away from the Gamma Chi ' s, since we cannot speak em for the nsle week to not give away their affiliolion, " Kayli Burrell ! homjggg away from friends the actives had the chance to get to bers through one week of interview parties. :::ing process how you get to know so mony girls, some you build a sudden connection with and you just know that the girl you ore speaking with would be perfect for your organization, " Kasey Lober said. Women are left to the surprise of girls will be in their organization on the last day of recruitment. " That ' s why bid day is such a big deal, we only have a rough idea of who we will receive and so do the new members, its such an exciting process yet nerve racking at the same time, " Straussy Winters said. The preparations for recruitment included practicing traditional songs, booking guest speakers and creating decorations for rooms on theme days. " All of the work that goes into recruitment moy be a struggle but we all do our best to sell our organization, " Heermann said. Recruitment is a tradition that for Greeks that keeps their organizations going. " We are pfenning for our future when selecting new members, our goal is to choose the best girls we can to keep our organization going strong, it is important to moke a good impression, ' Jono Gordner said. Writer | Ashlee Mejia Designer | Ashlee Mejia a Offered exertion Students serve their community and brighten citizens ' lives. ■ Bundled up to shield themselves from the chilly eze, students raked mounds of fallen leaves into gfifbage bags, trimmed overgrown bushes and forfeited a day of sleeping in to aid senior citizens. Nearly 180 University students joined together Jan 16 to put Martin Luther King Jr. ' s dream to work. Mony organizations and agencies helped organize the service day including the Ministry Center, the Children and Family Center and the Nodaway County Historical Society. Assistant vice president of Student Affairs Carol Cowles started the event seven years earlier. Students worked for five hours painting, doing yard work and other simple household chores for some senior citizens of Moryville. " Cowles started the tradition because the Moryville community lacked any recognition of Dr. King and the impact he mode on this country, " said Angela Perkins, coordinator of volunteerism and service learning. " Dr. Cowles thought this was a good idea because it brings the community together on a day that should be more acknowledged. " Perkins said this was good for the community because many elderly people have a negative view of younger generations. " Moryville needs to see more positive things from our youth, " Perkins said. " Older generations have a bod picture of the youth, so the youth need to show them what they are capable of. Dr. King mode a difference, and that is why we need to moke a difference as well. Even though it is not on a large scale, it is still a token of what Dr. King stood for. " Student Joe Meyers said he gained a lot of experience from this event. " It feels good to do something for your community, " Meyers said. " Dr. King had a dream of our nation becoming a better place, and with this project we are leading out his legacy. " After the volunteers finished their work, a chili supper was held for both senior citizens and volunteers in the J.W. Jones Student Union ballroom to recognize their accomplishments. Writer I Sarah Dulinsky Designer jAshlee Mejia Lindsay Jordan steadies a ladder for Dawn Weese dur- ing the Martin Luther King Jr. volunteer day. While most students chose to take advantage of their day off from class- es, others gave back to their community, photo by Chns Lee Trimming bushes outside a Maryvitic resi- dent ' s house .1 volunteer gives up his day off on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. He and about 180 other students participated in the service day. p joto by Chili Lcc With smiles on their faces Tara Brooks and Megan Walker bag leaves on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The two worked five hours to spruce up a few Maryville residences. p ioto by Oms ii ' - Volunteers stand in a deep bed of leaves while doing work around a few houses in the community. The Volurv teerism Office coordinated services on Martin Luther King Jr. Day t o give back to Maryville residents, photo by Chm Lee 072 073 li i thetassie Commencement speaker addresses challenges. I. itor Chlnlnin Beuele and fellow graduates ( m the Booth College of Business and Pro- f ' Sional Studies celebrate the culmination of ti-ir time at the University, ffmro iv M r iv- er fulfilling the requirements for graduation, Maria " Iriguez k congratulated by Provost Kichoon Yang. Ro- ue2 graduated with a bachelors degree in international Audience members rose as graduates stepped toward the stage. Among the parade of block gowns were eager smiles, damp eyes and nervous laughter. As graduate student Brice Willson led the crowd with the notional anthem, images of waving flags and faces of graduates graced a projector screen. The University ' s spring commencement exercises honored 510 undergraduates and 96 graduate students. President Dean Hubbard noted the significance of the April 30 graduation, informing students that their diplomas were marked to remember the centennial commencement. After Hubbard ' s greetings, 1997 graduate Mercedes Ramirez Johnson stood to address the crowd. Facing life ' s challenges was the focus of her commencement speech. Johnson recounted her greatest challenge and encouraged students to embrace the challenge as " they reach the new realm of being the alumni. " When Johnson was a junior at the University, she was one of four who survived a deadly airline crash while on her way to Colombia, South America, with her parents. Johnson said she thought of the plane crash as her second chance, much like the second chance graduates were given. " You ' ve gone through all the preparation, taken all the tests, now is the time for the real test, " Johnson said. After the last graduate crossed the stage and the final pictures were taken, block gowns and proud parents scurried about the room giving hugs and congratulations. Michael Lovelace, clenching his new diploma for business management, said he could not have been happier to finally reach this point. " I got my diploma " Lovelace said, " Now get me out of the ' Ville. " Writer I Jessica Hartley Designer I Jessica Lavicky 074 075 A graduate student receives her hood as part of her graduation as a masters student. The spring commencement program recog- nized 96 graduate students, photo by M ke Dytr University alumna Mercedes Johnson shares her story of surviving a plane crash and the challenges sheen- countered afterward. Johnson praised the school for its support after her ac- cident, photo tjy Mike O K a u( t u Ai the first of eight encore shows scheduled to visit the University, Blast! brought a unique show to the stage. Entertaining their audience with a flurry of color and sound, the perfor- mance kept audience members entranced, photo fay Meredith Currence • • • • • • • I -, r from left: As part of the Student Activities Council ' s intiative to bring more evenu to Mar)rville, Chris Cagle performs at Bearcat Arena. Slang 5 gultaritt Sean Albracht plays with the rest of his band during the Benefit for Baier. Often assuming the role of comic relief in a play filled with unusual language, Andrew Aguecheek and Sir Toby Belch bring the humor of the play to the foreground with their roles in Twelfth Night, pliotoi by Trim Haye% and Pausing to take in the opportunties, we got a cultured experience from the theatrical musings of Twelfth Night and Buried Child to the blunt words of a famed comedian. The newly issued Student Activity Fee brought to Bearcat Arena the booming vocals of Chris Cagle and Julie Roberts. Margaret Cho left us side-splitting with laughter. The musical explosion of the Broadway hit " Blast " drew us in and left us amazed. The Sigma Phi Epsilon and XI 06 brought " The Sound and the Fury " to Benefit for Baier. The Renaissance inspired Yuletide Feaste entertained dinner guests with their musical stylings. The Centennial Prism concert, Encore ' s 42nd Street and comedian Wanda Sykes entertained audiences in late January and February. The sounds and sights we took in and the time we spent away from studying and working brought us memories of our one and only one experience at the University. concerts I entertainnnent I plays Amidst wavin g hands, Chris Cagle receved a warm wel- come to Maryville when he stepped foot onstage. Cagte sei enaded the crowd for close to two hours, photo by Trevor Hayes Up and coming artist Julie Roberts opened for Chris Cagle. Roberts ' blend of Southern rock and country provided a nice transition into Cagle ' s act. photo by Trevor Hayes Wearing a worn, blue baseba a crisp Phi Delta Theta T-shirt, rugged di jeans and brown cowboy boots, Cagle looked more like a college student than a country singer. .; " I ' m average, " Cagle said. " I mean log at me-I ' m not a guy who can be on the cov of a magazine, but I have a lot of passiq for what I do. " Huddled before the show with his band Cagle said he prayed to God to forgive them for what they were about to do to tfie city, " I want it to be riotous, " Cagle said. " don ' t want to play music that makes me fee like I have to stand still. I want to ploy music ril Cagle ' s choice of expression Concert brings special nneoning to rDusician. One might expect to hear that from o fan, but actually witnessing a music break down halfway through the first verse left passion etched in the lyrics he song. Midway through his performance, country star Chris Cagle sang his title :k from " Anywhere But Here " and was overcome with emotion halfway )ugh the verse. Cagle later explained that his breakdown was because of experiences in the studio while recording. Although Bearcat Arena was not filled to capacity, the raging music icoled otherwise. Julie Roberts, who appeared on stage in a green ieball T-shirt and o pair of faded, sequined jeans, opened for Cagle. Students and other fans flocked the stage in anticipation for Cagle ' s arrival in his band advanced onto the stage. When Cagle appeared on stage, audience roared. Throughout the concert, however, fans flocked to the stage aggravating ie students and fans in the first few rows. Seated in the third row, Angelila her explained that through the first half of the show, the crowd was okoy, towards the end, the crowd kept growing. Escher said that although the crowd was pushing toward the stage, she i closer seats than when she saw Cagle at the Iowa State Fair, so it was ter this time. Cagle first performed " You Might Want to Think About It " and " Hey Ya ' ll " n his then forthcoming CD, " Anywhere But Here. " Grabbing his guitar from behind him on stage, Cagle accompanied his »d, performing his hit " Laredo. " Moving with the flow of things, Cagle threw pick to fans in the audience. Cagle ' s first number one single, " I Breathe In, I Breathe Out " was followed ' Wal-Mart Parking Lot " in which Cagle described growing up and hanging in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Boytown, Texas. Ellen Holey said that Cagle was a very good singer and was able to irloin the audience well. Haley said her favorite part was, " When Chris Cagle started talking to us about his experiences in life and some of the difficulties that he had in the last few years. " " My Love Goes On ond On " was succeeded by a pitch to the fans to pick up " Anywhere But Here. " Cagle explained his thought process for naming the new release, " In my life, personally as on artist, each album that I do is a snapshot of places and moments in time, and where I was at thai time, personally, I wanted to be anywhere but there, " he said. Rounding off the show, Cagle expressed love for his fans by encouraging them to enjoy what they are doing because it did not get any better than college life. For the encore, the band left the stage while Cagle performed Elton John ' s hit " Rocket Man " rejoining port way through to finish the concert with " What a Beautiful Day " and " Chicks Dig It " from his sophomore, self-titled album, " Chris Cagle. " Writer j Brittany Zegers Designer j Brittany Zegers 78 079 During his set Chris Cagle performs one of his newest songs. Cagle ' s new CD came out Oct. 4. photo by Trevor Hayes at fnoves me to a certain place Even if it included climbing up the side of the ige, as Cagle did during his performance. e was also moved to tears while singing •nywhere but Here. " ' It ' s a place I ' ve been. It ' s a deep place pain. Tonight was the first night I sang it and oke down, " Cagle said. " N|pbody could pull oft the way I did because I poured my heart id soul into that song. " Although he didn ' t write the lyrics, Cagle lid it fit the situotions he hod lived. Most cently a breok up of a relationship, as noted 1 Cagle ' s officiol website, when he discovered e paternity of his girlfriend ' s child was not his. ogle soid situations like this and life in general ere what keep him writing hits. ' When we came out with ' Beautiful Day ' id ' Chicks Dig It ' the momentum was just like wos snowballing down the hill and then all ot a sudden, bam!, vocol rest, tie said. Itien I found out my manager was committing fraud, then I ' m in a lawsuit, then all of a sudden I ' m depressed. Then, instead of drinking two or three beers a night, I ' m drinking 15 because I wont to medicate myself. Then I stop, wake up and go, ' Waif a minute. ..no. ' " Cagle said his original plan was to be a rock ' n ' roll star, but while in college at the LIniversity of Texas-Arlington, bands did not wont him because of his Southern style. " They were all like, ' Dude, you ' re great, but you ' re country and you need to face it, ' " Cagle said. " And then Garth hit. " Garth Brooks, Jon Bonjovi, Charlie Daniels- these were just a few of the artists Cagle said he looked to for influence. " I don ' t know if we ' re gonna be heodliners, " Cagle said. " But I ' m gonna give it hell trying. " His goal was to one day be the Country usic words EnteHoineroMne rear, but Cagle said if he were to achieve this, he didn ' t know what he would do. But no matter where Cagle ended up, he promised he ' d return to Moryville because it held a special place in his heart. One reason, he was initiated into the University ' s Phi Delta Theto chapter the day he arrived. When in college, Cagle planned on becoming a member of the fraternity, but his musical ambitions led him elsewhere. Another reason to return, Cagle added, was the reaction of the audience. " I felt like it was one of the best responses I ' ve ever had to my music, anywhere, " Cagle said. " Tonight I fell like Garth Brooks because of the people who were here. Tonight I felt like a superstar and it ' s been a long time since I felt that way. Writer I Jessica Hartley Snare drummer Christopher Reidy calls the other players to the stage at the beginning of Blast! The highly visual performance in- cluded music by brass and percussion instruments, photo by Meredith Cuirence Entrancing the audience, a trumpeter holds a note on the trumpet for an extended period of time. Members impressed the crowd with their skilled music and choreography, photo by Meredith Cunence i »V,.;„.i?| Snared experience The drum corps Star of Indiana evolved into the av ard-winning production Blast!, which rocked concert-goers as part of the Encore series. It stood there in the spotlight, piquing audience interest, begging to be played; and then Blast!, the beat flowed from the ends of the drum sticks. Musicians played drums with passion and intensity os dancers twirled ribbons and fabric at the theatrical performance of the Tony Aword-winning show, Blast!, on Oct. 4 at Mary Linn Performing Arts Center. The audience, young and old, sot in amozement at the spectacle. One oudience member was amazed at how effortless it looked for the performers to pull it off. ' They moke it look so easy: I can ' t imagine how much they practiced, " said Melody Hubbard, assistant professor of the Department of Communications, Theater and Languages. " Musically, it ' s incredible. " The performers moved to the rhythm of the music while playing their instruments. Vibrant colors flashed down onto the performers as they whispered their designated color in a melodic scene. The cast incorporated certain elements of interaction with one onpther-through expressions on their faces and hand gestures-to let the other performer know their emotions. The performers walked into the audience and interacted by greeting Anchoring the show, a lone snare drum stands center stage. Blast! amazed audiences as the second Encore event at the University, photo by Meredith Oinence people while playing their instruments. A trumpet player wowed the audience when he held a long note, prompting audience members to climb to their feet and cheer in amazement. The drummers made the show a musical spectacle. One drummer did tricks, by beating on all sides of his drum as well as weoving the drum sticks through his fingers and balancing one behind his ear, while using his hand to keep it beating. He did all of this while keeping the rhythm and the beat and keeping the eyes of the audience glued to the stage. " Seeing that professional level of drums and everything added together, not only that but it was a whole show experience, " T.J. McGinnis said. " It got the crowd involved and excited old drummers like myself. " McGinnis and other audience members were moved to a standing ovation when a rack of drums and cymbals dropped from the ceiling, which he hod seen on the Internet before. " I finally got to see it in person, and that many people playing on that many things and they ' re all together, " he said. " It ' s incredible. " Writer I Kelsey Garrison Designer I Brent Chappelow 080 081 Assassination: Maryville Comedian Margaret Cho entertains crowd with political and cultural humor. Criticizing the Bush administration and Christian fundamentalists may intimidate some, but Margaret Cho didn ' t seem to care. Margaret Cho humored the University Oct. 12 as a stop on her " Assassin " tour. The event was sponsored by Student Activities Council and presented by Common Ground. According to Campus Activities director Bryan Vanosdale, about 350 people attended. Avid stand-up comedy fan Jane Allen said she and her friends laughed throughout the performance. " I loved how she talked about being Asian and American and how people judge her event though she lives here, was born here, " Allen said. " And by her appearance, people act differently around her. Her performance was fabulous with a capital ' F ' . " Cho surprised Allen with her straightforward commentary on social and political issues. " I thought it was really extreme in terms of liberalism, " Allen A crowd pleaser, comedian Bruce Daniels opened for Margret Cho. Daniels warmed up the crowd with his blend of political messages and jokes ranging from President George Bush to black people and homosexu- als photo by Trevor Hayes said. " It was much more political than what I thought it was going to be. " Cho openly expressed her liberal attitudes about the Bush administration and their handling after Hurricane Kalrino. She humored the audience with her dislike for the Republican Party, mainly with the past presidential election. " Now they have a color-coded map where all the stupid people live, " Cho said. Along with her viewpoints on politics, Cho talked about her experiences in other nations while on tour. Openly staling her love for America, Cho said England bored her and mode America look better. " England is where white people begin the whitening process, " Cho said. Although England ranked low on Cho ' s list of favorite things in life. Christian fundamentalists fell even lower. " They have no compassion for the fellow man, " she said. " They have no right to call themselves Christians. " Cho asked the audience about the goals of these groups, asking if they should be preparing for the rapture instead of criticizing gay and lesbian organizations. Along with poking fun at Christian fundamentalists, she poked fun at her mother and how being the worst dressed is not the most unpleasant thing. Cho believed one of her biggest contributions to society occurred at the Grammys when she was deemed " worst dressed. " Her dress made of peacock feathers put her atop the list. " If you win a Grammy, you ' ve beat like four other people, " Cho said. " If you ' re worst dressed, you ' ve just beat 15,000 people. " Writer j Brent Burklund Designer j Ashlee Mejia 082 083 fc. Am». Margaret Cho humored the crowd by impersonating fomily members. Cho actadced the government, made fun of fellow celebrities and impersonated other Asians, induding a bit about her mother where she Imitated her mother ' s voice, photo bf Cho on Hurricane Katnna from top Bird held high, Margret Cho expresses herself to the FEMA helicopters. C io asks the audience what could have distracted the President from responding fester to the problems in New Orleans Even the Samurai provided faster ajd, Cho says as she impersonates one of the ancient wamors- photo by Trevor Hayes Surprised that the family does not recognize their grand- son, Shelly expresses her dismay. Stephanie Trester played Shelly, the girlfriend of Vince, who had come home to visit his family, photo by Meredith Currence Shelly tries to convince Vince to leave when his grandfather does not recognize him. Vince, played by Michael Padden, insisted that his family would remember him and be excited to see him. photo by Meredith Currence Sneaking a drink of whiskey, Tilden spends time J ing corn during the show. Tilden, played by Doug Sie the son of Dodge played by Patrick Robbins. photo by if Currence 1 , » I Family secrets Senior show creates leornmg experience for students. The constant hacking ot o bittei, old man, the persistent nagging of a housewife and the re- pressed, dark secret that could not be covered any longer, all came alive in the performance of " Buried Child " As a son visited his family, he realized the ex- treme changes in each member due to a deep, dork secret that had been hidden. As the secret slowly ate away at the family, they no longer knew what was true and what was hidden. It was up to a young girl to bring out the secret and save the family from their de- mise. " The play was a thriller as it kept me want- ing to know more throughout the whole per- formance, " audience member Elizabeth Oates soid " I couldn ' t believe such a well-produced performance was put on by only seniors. " The performance in Charles Johnson Theater was completely brought together by seniors who were finalizing their theater careers as students. The production was a senior recital of Rachel Melton, who played a finicky housewife named hialie and Jason Crain, who was the director. " The seniors are known for their productions and this play met my expec-tations and proved it well, " Beth Kloewer said. As the seniors came together for their final act, the secret of a family in " Buried Child " was revealed, leaving audience members satisfied. " From the acting to the scenery, all of the production ' s aspects persuaded me to see future senior performances, " Stacy Findley said. Writer I Tara Atkins Designer | Paula Eldred 084 085 i Wheezing and coughing throughout the performance. Dodge helped guard a secret that eventually came back to haunt the family. Dodge was played by Patrick Robbins. photo by Meredith Cunencc Fury-raised funds Sigma Phi Epislon and KZLX put on one of the biggest concerts of the year. Music boomed in the lobby where Mark Colcote sat. A few people milled around, but everyone there to see the show was already inside the auditorium. Colcote, vice president of programming Sigma Phi Epsilon and news director of KZLX radio station, sot behind the glass window of the box office counting with a smile on his face. The others milling Ground the lobby were hoping for a few more people to come in, or maybe someone to buy merchandise, but none looked happier than Colcote at the start of the inaugural Benefit for Boier on Oct. 8. Colcote sat, counting the ticket money, knowing that it would soon be out of his hands and on its way to the Christopher Reeve and Trenton R. Boier foundations. This moment was a long time in the making for the Sig Ep philanthropy. A few months earlier, he and the philanthropy chairman Nathan Young sot down and discussed what could be done. In the past, their philanthropy hod been Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association, but response hadn ' t been well received over the last few years. Colcote and Young thought about the possibility of helping Trenton Boier, a Sig Ep alumnus who suffered a C4 spinal injury in a diving accident while intoxicated over the summer. " It (ALS) really hadn ' t been doing too well, and I thought this would be a great cause, a good way to get guys motivated, " Young said. While brainstorming about possibilities. Young remembered the contact he made with The Sound and The Fury, o quickly rising local bond, about playing a show in Moryville to help give life to the music scene in town. " I thought, ' Hey I ' m already in contact with these guys, it couldn ' t be that hard, ' " he said. " Little did I know it would be a lot harder than I thought. " Colcote also got Young in touch with KZLX, the on- campus radio station to help with the concert. " We ' re an LP (Low Power) station and we really wonted to focus on serving the community because that ' s our job, " Colcote said. " Since we serve such o small area we really wanted to get into the community. With the concert, we saw a way to give bock. " From there Young, Colcote and KZLX program director Joey Stokes planned the show. Young took the reins and called the others at o moment ' s notice, relying heavily on Stokes ' experiences during his internships. Young coordinated with the bond, which lowered their osking price. Applebee ' s provided the band ' s meals and Fiolidoy Inn Express gave them a free night ' s stay. With the donations and help from the community. Be nefit for Boier raised more than $3,000 for the charities, the most in eight years for the fraternity ' s philanthropy. Young was happy with the turnout and the message of responsible drinking which was sent to the community. " It helps raise awareness, " he said. " You ' re out drinking, having fun, doing your thing and you never realize if you ' re not aware of what ' s going on around you, your life can change in an instant. " Calcote knew the significance of the event os well. That ' s why he smiled, sitting there counting ticket money while the show roged on inside. " It was just something that was a really special opportunity, " Calcote said. " Trenton was friends with everyone who he met, so it was really o special opportunity to give bock to the community. " Writer I Trevor Hayes Designer [Jessica Lovicky 1 1 T Sticks in sync wrth the music The Sound and The Fury drummer Nathan Russell sings during the Benefrt for Baier. The Sound and The Fury previously of ened for bands like Chevelle and redeved a lot of airtime on KZLX, so they were a big draw, photo by Trevor Hayes As the opening band for Benefit for Baier, Slang 5 lead singer Tra- vis Howe rocks the Mary Linn crowd. Slang 5 brought their hlp)4iop style from Omaha, Neb., for the concert after being asked just three days prior to the event, photo by Trevor Hayr-i 086 087 Speaking between the two bands, Susan BaJer tells the crowd about her son, Trenton, a former Sigma Phi Epsion who suffered a spinal injury a few months prior to the event. The benefit concert raised over $3,000 for the Trenton R. Baier Foundation and the Christropher Reeve Foundation, p oto by Trevor Hayes Headliner, The Sound and The Fury play during the first annual Benefit for Baier. The band lowered their regular price to play in Maryville for the benefrt, telling organizers they hoped to come back for ftjture concerts and the new annual event, photo by Trevor Hayes Cldssicdlronfusion Shokespeorean play challenges cast, perplexes audience. A near-capacity crowd filled the Mary Linn Performing Arts Center on opening nigfit in anticipation of the theater department ' s production of William Shakespeare ' s " Twelfth Night. " The play ' s main focus was the sense of confusion and mistaken identity between Sebastian, played by Evan Ross, and his twin sister Cesario, played by Erin Jenkins. This caused mass hysteria, which made for some amusement throughout as the actors portrayed the befuddled characters and set the scene for some twists and turns as the play progressed. " I couldn ' t tell what was going on until there were about five or 10 minutes left, " Alisho Samuel said. Nick Bender, on the other hand, was impressed with the way the actors conveyed the confusing plot. " I didn ' t know much about what was happening in the beginning, but the way they brought it together in the end really impressed, " Bender said. The actors and actresses seemed to have no difficulty with the language barrier. Tristan Raines said although the reading was difficult, it was still an educational experience. " We learned so much about the actual language and beauty of the time, " said Raines, who played the role of Malvolio. " It was a long read but it was a lot of fun to be able to do. " Many elements of the play seemed to draw the crowd in, but the element of the show that generated the most crowd reaction was the physical comedy. The majority of the laughs were orchestrated by Sam Daniel, who played Sir Toby Belch, and Michael Padden, whose role was Sir Andrew Aguecheek. While Sir Toby was constantly drunk and stumbling all over the stage, Padden had to take on a high-pitched squeal of a voice, which made for some unique dialogue as the two played off one another. The moment where the majority of the crowd erupted was when Belch and Sir Andrew manipulated Malvolio into lunging after the breast of Olivia, played by Rachel Melton. For being a difficult ploy, the actors made few mistakes and seemed confident up on the stage. Raines said they worked hard on the show and it ended up a success. " This show was o great experience to work on. It would evolve every night, even during shows, but that is was theater does. This show was one in o million, " Raines said. Writer I Sam Robinson Designer | Ashlee Mejio Plotting against others. Sir Toby Belch, Andrew Aguecheek and Fa- bian, discuss a plan of deceit during ' Twelfth Night. " The three convinced Malvolio that the Countess Olivia, was in love with him. photo by Meredirh Ojr- rsnce In celebration, Andrew Apicchock, F to the Oown. .ind Sir Toby Bolch share a dance on stage. The characters were played by Michael Pad- dcn. Patrick Robbins and Sam Daniels, fiimio hy Mr-rrdnh Cunr-ncc Discussing a token offered to Viola (in disguise on left) Malvolio del ' rv- ers a message from Olivia. Viola was played by Erin Jenkins and MaKfolio by Tristan Raines, photo £y Meredith Currence Caroled celebration Renaissance thenned banquet features music, dining and cultural experience. Gentle strains of a harp and flute filled tfie air, colorful banners hung from the ceiling and singers dressed in period costumes chatted with guests in British accents. The 32nd annual Yuletide Feosle was a presentation of the Department of Music and included food, song, and a Renaissance atmosphere for guests. Preparation for the Feaste began several months earlier when the Madraliers, one of the music department ' s choirs, began learning the songs for the event. " The music is actually pretty challenging at times, but I think Dr. Lanier helped us become good singers, " performer Dan Cross said. A week before the Feaste, members of the Madraliers choir decorated the Student Union Ballroom with banners, tapestries, archways and stone facade walls to create the sense of entering a castle. Upon entering the Ballroom, guests faced two thrones where the King and Queen, Dave and Erin Oehler, sat. On both sides of the royalty were the choir, the Recorder Consort, a harp and flute duo and the Royale Brass Quintet. The Yuletide Feaste began with a hearty meal while members of the choir visited with attendees. After the meal, director Brian Lanier led the Madraliers in musical entertainment singing several madrigals, which were unaccompanied choral songs. The chorus also performed the " Grasshopper Opera, " which was a humorous set of songs oil revolving around the death of a grasshopper. Performers were expected to remain in character throughout the evening ' s events and hod to speak in o British accent. " Sometimes it con be a little difficult if you catch the eye of someone you know and then crack a smile, " performer Melissa Morina said. " It ' s hard to keep the accent, especially if you don ' t do it very well to begin with. It ' s challenging but still a lot of fun. " The entire evening was filled with music because different groups would alternate performing. The King and Queen also asked the guests to join in singing the carols " Joy to the World " and " Silent Night " at the end of the program. Morina said that most guests enjoyed the Feaste, and she considered it to be a success. " It was amazing, " guest Seth Brummond said. " I was seriously impressed. I ' ve done stuff like this before, and I was amazed. They put a lot of effort into it, and it shows. " Writer | Brent Choppelow Designer j Ashlee Mejia Before the feaste is served, Herald and the Lord High Chamberlain engage in an argument about who gets to read the etiquette rules for the dinner. The Lord High Chamber- lain was responsible for making sure the dinner ran smoothly, photo by Merednh Currence Choirmaster Brian Lanier leads the Madraliers in song during the Yuletide Feaste. The Feaste celebrated what a traditional Renais- sance feaste experience would have been like, complete with King, and Queen, photo by Meredith Currence eiff the Yutetlde Fcasto singing holiday caroU, Dah Cross MisM Morin.1 make tticir way to the front during the opoiv )r cuion. Tlic Madralicr% entered the feaste wtiile singing " Sing a Chant it " by Moricy. p wto by VIcfediOi Cunvihr 090 091 Patrons of the Yulctide Feaste were entertained with carols and music by several different instrumental groups. One set of players included Jinn Palmer on haip and his wife Rebecca Dunnell on flute. photo ty Meredith Currence Maryville gets. . glitzed ' stmble performs " Shadow Waltz " during 42nd Street on Jan. 23. Like all Encore perfbrmance . the crew K-Vo Maryville the day of the show .ind set up everything they neede l for the production for th.it night, only to inv |i.ly pack up everything and head onto llw next stop as soon as the final curtain went down, • n,iy: Encore brings " 42nd Street " to entertain and delight. A behind-the-scenes of a show musical aboul an understudy who got the opportunity to shine gave audiences a taste of a Broadway classic. The two-and-a-half-hour song and dance extravaganza, port of the ' s Encore performing arts season, came to campus Jan. 23, at the Mary Linn Performing Arts Center. The musical was an onstage version of the 1933 Lloyd Bacon movie starring Ruby Keeler and Ginger Rogers, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture in 1934. " 42nd Street " told the story of Peggy Sawyer, a dancer from Allentown, Pa. Peggy arrived in New York City in search of a Broadway career and was cast as a chorus line dancer in struggling director Julian Marsh ' s hit musical, " Pretty Lady " However, after an accident broke the ankle of the show ' s self- cenlered star, Julian convinced Peggy to take on the lead role. Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble ' s musical garnered a number of awards since its 1980 debut, including Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Musical Revival. The music, written and composed by Harry Warren and Al Dubin, featured several Broadway standards, including " Lullaby of Broadway, " " I Only Have Eyes for You " and the title piece, " 42nd Street. " " I thought it was probably one of the best performances Northwest brought in the lost three years, " audience member Chris Kindle said, " The dancing was phenomenal and they actually had a live band, which was different then the usual taped music and the singing wasn ' t bod either. " Matt Jameson, " 42nd Street " production manager, said the show was ideal for college students. " It ' s a lot of glamour and glitz, " he said. " There ' s a chorus line and a lot of pretty girls. " Jameson and the entire cast and crew were part of Big League Theatricals, Inc., which was in its 17th season of producing and managing shows. Jameson said their shows typically received a very positive response from students when they toured college campuses. " We get a lot more applause (from students] because of the age level of the cost, " he said. " The audience relates well to the cost because they can picture themselves on the stage. " Meghan Gorstang, who played the character Lorraine Fleming, said the musical really gave students a break from daily college life. " It ' s a great distraction from your schoolwork, " she said. It ' s just pure, big entertainment; there ' s one big number after another. " Writer | Evan Young Designer | Poula Eldred With her arm extended, Melckjy Davi. as Peggy Sawyer, belts out Toung and Healthy. " in the Encore series ' performance of 42nd Street. During the song. Sawyer tried to explain to Dorothy Brock, played by Natalie Buster, the song Brock would use to audition for the musical inside the musical, entitled " Pretty Lady. " photo ty Trevw Hoycs 092 093 Treating students to an evening of laughter, comedian Wanda Sykes covers a variety of topics during her show. Sykes Speaks about men kno ng they said something vflx ng be- cause a woman ' s eyebrows kept going up. Sykes says she ap- preciated her ns, especially the ones who told her they named their dog after her. photos by Mer- edilh Cunence Sti r u p with stand-up funny woman Wanda Sykes sheds new light on a variety of topics. A lone barstool and a table, draped with a crisp white tablecloth, sat in the shadows of the spotlight. As comedian Wanda Sykes stepped up to the microphone the audience shot to their feet, clapping and cheering. Sykes kicked off " Block History Month " Feb. 1 , with fellow comedian Keith Robinson, performing their acts in front of a sold-out crowd at Mary Linn Performing Arts Center, Decked out in jeans, a black T-shirt and an orange jacket, Sykes took the stage and joked about her first impression of the community. " I got little nervous on the drive in here, " Sykes said. " I was like, there ' s a church on every goddamn corner. " Hosted by the Student Activities Council, the 41- yeor-old comic, actress, producer and author paced the stage, ranting about controversial issues and making light of her own situations. Sykes amused many University students, including Nikki Hogon, who said she went to the event ready to be entertained and left with on admiration for Syke ' s twisted humor. " I was a fan before the show and that ' s why I shelled out $12 for the ticket, " Hagan said. " Afterward I was even more impressed. The way she took debatable issues, made o point and mode them funny, I think it was totally worth my time and money. " Sykes said she got the inspiration for her material through everyday experiences. " I just live life, " Sykes said. " I watch the news, read several newspapers and just stay on top of stuff that ' s going on out there. " Sykes performance centered around political issues, such as gay marriage, abortion and the war. " They said morale ' s low with the country going to war and all, " Sykes said. " I feel sorry cause they send Donald Rumsfeld or Dick Cheney over to Iraq to give troops a boost. That ' s the dumbest shit. Since when did o surprise visit from your boss boost up your morale? If they want to boost up their morale, what they should do, give them a surprise visit from some strippers. Hey ya ' ll, lap dances for everyone. " Continuing her rant, Sykes said Americans should revert bock to old-fashioned clubbing, where the leaders were out on the field fighting as well. Crouching down, Sykes narrowed her eyes, looking from side to side. Imitating Bush ' s laugh, she opened on imaginary can of beer. " I wont to see Bush out there with a helmet, " Sykes said. " But he ' d hove one of those two beer con holder hots. " Along with her view of politics, Sykes talked about her stand on abortion. " I ' m pro-choice, but the thing is when you soy you ' re pro-choice, it has this negative connotation and people think of it like your pro-abortion, " Sykes said. " Nobody ' s pro-abortion; that ' s awful. Abortion, that ' s like the worse decision a woman will ever have to moke. Nobody ' s out there having abortion parties. " Continuing with her act on controversial issues, Sykes talked about gay marriage. She said the key to preserving marriage was not to ban gay marriage, but divorce. " Moke marriage like the mafia. Once you ' re in, you ' re in. Cause divorce, that ' s against you all ' s Christian belief, right? But when you get married let God put together what no man has put asunder. The murder rate will go up, but you know, hey. " mp! A mix of satire and gestures made the stage alive. After talking about swimming with the dol Sykes waddled across the stage with her orms ( imitating a dolphin invading her home enviror Sykes said she was nervous about the dive be the guide soid the dolphins may go to the bd on her. " You know that mok es sense, " Sykes said, were in your own room, taking a nop and o i come in, wouldn ' t you shit? " Fans remembered Sykes from her stint or Chris Rock Show " and film appearances like to Earth, " " The Nutty Professor 2: The Klu " Monster-in-Law. " Sykes also took her stand-up act to FOX i with the sitcom " Wondo Does It, " where she t around doing various jobs. She said her favori when she went to Nevada and worked in a brc " I learned how to be a ho. There s involved, " Sykes said. She referred to the show as " Wanda Did I after one season, Comedy Central didn ' t pick i After the laughter died down and Sykes re to her dressing room, she had only good thing; about her performance. Sykes said she was impressed with the Ui audience. She said she hod shied away from c because people were too sensitive and p( correct. " I hod a lot of fun. I thought the crowd wc good, " Sykes said. " Probably if not one of th( could probably say the best of college oudien been in front of in a very, very long lime. " Writer IJessica Hartley Designer | Ashle J 094 095 Laughter erupts at the sold out show of Y anda S kes with an opening act from Keith Robinson. Sykes ' visit to the University was set up by the Student Activities Coun- cil, photo by MerediOi Currence Tortilla espanola (potato omelet) Ratatouille and Pain Pan (bread) Boeuf bourguignon and Ejotes en salsa de aJmendra verde (green beans in green almond sauce) Amanida de taronja, api, i menta (green salad with or- anges and mint) Fromage de chevre (goat cheese) Six courses of culture French and Spanish inspired music and food brings flavor to campus. The diners sat down to the formal dinner and the table was dressed with a crisp white tablecloth and intricately folded, light blue napkins. A single glass stood in the center, with a white flower votive floating on top. The Feb. 24, multi-course banquet was put together through the joint efforts of Alpha Mu Gamma and Phi Sigma Iota, the University ' s foreign language honor societies. The first server to step out of the kitchen, with a troy loaded down with " tortilla Espanola, " was a tiny woman with a tightly pinned gray bun. For the past 14 years, Louise FHorner, assistant professor of Communications, Theatre and Languages, helped host " The Feast of Cultures. " FHer husband, Channing Fiorner, assistant professor of Communications, Theatre and Languages, followed suit, along with a stream of other servers, dressed in black pants and white shirts. Louise said the original idea for the feast come from a student who wanted to have a dinner and have music students sing. The first year was set up as a buffet, but Horner said it didn ' t feel culturally correct for the European flair they had intended, so the next year they opted for round tables with the meals served family style. Student ' s who served the meal also hod the chance to sit down and enjoy the French and Spanish cuisine themselves. " That means the students learn to serve and learn about the food, but they ' re there eating it, " Louise said. " I like to have the mix of students and faculty and townspeople at the table. " Twelve tables of diners, some young, old, Asian, American and Indian, filled the room with conversation that was enriched with a mix of accents and laughter. The menu choices gave attendees six chances to tease their taste buds and venture out, sampling such dishes as the French classic " ratotouille, " the beef, onion and carrot mixture " boeuf bourguignon, " a light green salad with oranges and mint called " omnoida de taronja " and a baked " flan de queso " custard with cream cheese and caramel. Along with a variety in cuisine. University music students had a chance to demonstrate their talents. Sabrino Nemyer sang Werther ' s " Vol Loisse couler mes lormes, " a song about a woman who fell in love, but married someone else and cried for the one she lost. Tiara Jackson said Nemyer ' s performance gave her chills. " I thought she sang it more than beautifully, " Jackson said. " It ' s like she had a meaning of what the song was, what it meant, what it fell like and she embodied that through her vocals. " After three hours, the guests drank their last sips of coffee, and were invited to give the Fiorner ' s a standing ovation. This annual feast would be there last because, after almost 40 years of teaching, they both decided to retire. " There ' s things I ' ll miss and there ' s things I won ' t miss, " Louise said. " I ' ve enjoyed this dinner except for some of the details of getting everything to worl together. " Louise hoped students would carry on the tradition of the feast, but she said student involvement had declined. She also said the dinner held a spot in her heart, but that sometimes it was time to change ideas. Writer I Jessica Hartley Designer jjessica Hartley Flan de queso (baked custard with cream cheese and caramel) Reaching around Kristen Pdtz and Sur VVat on, Ch.inning Homer rrfilK w.iter gt.i c ' s during one of the entertainment breaks. All servers were aIIowp ] to iit and en)oy the six our e nieal along with French and Spani%h perfoniiancei. f lwio hv Mai- Hi Irniuin The small hands of Louise Homer hold high a loaded serving tray. Homer and her husband retired as assistant professors of Communication, Theatre and Languages and ended the cross-cultural feast after 14 years, photo by Manha Jennings Last minute performer, Sabrina Nemyer, steps in to nil the shoes of a previously scheduled singer. Even though asked to perform at the last minute, the mezzo soprano dazzled feast attendees with a first-rate cu tural experience, photo by Marsha Jennings 096 097 Far above the Mary Linn Performing Arts Cen- ter stage, Nicl DelSignore adjusts a light for the upcoming show " Ah, Wilderness! " DelSignore spent much of his time in the PAC, honing his skills for life after college, p ioto by Trevor Hayes ' M from lefi: The whir of the pottery wheel is the only noise in the ceramics room as Alysia Grummert finishes a bowl. Bursts of light could be seen as Lacey Campbell added on to a metal bench she was assembling in the new Fire ArU Building. Stories filled the air as former Bearcat Sean O ' Brien spoke to a large crowd about his experiences as a death row lawyer, photos by Meredith Currence and Tmor Hayes We welcomed academic advancements to our University. A major in marine biology pushed through layers of approval, the opporlunily to get hands-on experience with ocean life at the Gulf Coast Research Lob in Mississippi. Far from the sea, we ventured into the Midwest fields to explore the lifestyles of farmers when advertising students prepared an advertising campaign for their client, John Deere. Working together behind-the-scenes, the theater department ' s production team created the atmosphere for the events that graced the stage at Mary Linn Performing Arts Center. Some students stepped out and took on the challenge of learning unfamiliar types of social dance, from the waltz to the fox trot. After crowded art students mode the transition from former dwellings to the Fire Arts Building, we found opportunities for expansion for more space to create and new curriculum to develop. A change in course work in the secondary education major got us out of the classroom and into the field with extensive student teaching. From our campus to Liberty, non-traditional students had a chance to pursue high education without the requirement of walking the sidewalks of the University. Constant development and exploration of nostalgic traditions throughout the year helped us thrive on remaining the one and only one. knowledge I development I cooperation r a ' tower two thousand six i n the words of our . . . President DEAN HUBBARD " It ' s hard to say one defining moment when you ' ve been here for 22 yeors. When I first came here, I had been working with the concept of increased technology as a graduate student. And we decided we wanted to do it here. " There were several of us in the conference room and we were thinking about what principles should guide us. There were several others, but the first one that we wrote on the board was to keep what was ultimately in the best interest of our students. Students come first. That ' s the cornerstone of the culture of quality. " in the words of our J KICHOON YANG " One of the occasions that brought home for me the meaning of the Northwest experience occurred on April 11, 2005, the annual student employee recognition ceremony. I had looked al some stats about student employment before attending the ceremony: we have about 1,000 student employees on campus (including about 100 graduate students), which represents one out of every six students. " During the recognition ceremony, it became clear that we hove more student employees here at Northwest working jobs of significant responsibility than you find at other universities. " Student employees are an integral port of this university ' s workforce, much more so than elsewhere. My office, for example, employs four students, and they along with my secretary run the office. " 100 101 MaryThroener, Director of Human Services S- " :. £ " My defining moment at Northwest was having the Cabinet and the Board of Regents accept a new Compensation Structure in 2001 for market-based pay and using data for wages and salaries that was consistent with the occupations in the marketplace. " For the University, the impact was amazing and to this date, five years later, I still have employees thanking me for that change. " For me personally, it was a major understanding of what collaboration, teamwork and support by my professional colleagues meant in their truest sense. Also, personally, I was touched deeply by comments of employees who would come and tell me individually what it meant for their families, their financial independence and their futures. " Jon Ricknnan, Vice President of Infornnation Systems " The late 1970s was a period in which computing was redefined at Northwest Missouri State University. The campus had a traditional computing environment which provi ded key-punch machines and batch computing services with punched cord input and printed output onto green-bar paper. In just several years it was completely converted to a digital network with timesharing computers serving interactive terminals clear across campus. There were also micro-computers including an Altair, Pets, TRS-80s and Apples but there was no botch computing. " No schools the size of Northwest were close to this type of transformation and cost savings. The system survived the Administration Building fire of 1979 and was running two weeks later for a demonstration to visitors from Purdue University who were benchmarking our use of interactive computing and word processing. The system was winner of a NACUBO award for cost savings. In the late 1980s, the system was expaned to become the first ' Electronic Campus ' in the nation. " Vice President of Finance and Support Services " I suppose thai my defining moment occurred when I was first employed. I hove been fortunate to fiove worked at Northwest for the past 33 years, serving in four different administrative positions, all within the general business operations of the campus. During my lime at the University, I have hod the honor of knowing many students, faculty, staff and administrators who hove interocted with me on projects, committees, special events and numerous other ways. " These working moments, followed by periodic social moments, have always energized my spirit because of the highly motivated end caring individuals that I have been associated with. " Northwest is a special place because of the talented people who make Northwest their home. The often spoken idea of ' The Northwest Family ' is a true phenomenon " 102 103 m It Porterfield, Vice President of Student Affairs " I ' ve been affiliated with Northwest in some fashion or another since 1984 when I arrived on campus as an undergraduate student. In 1989 I began my graduate studies here and was hired in Student Affairs in 1990. I felt, and continue to feel, enormous pride and gratitude for being given the opportunity to serve our students and this fine University in this capacity. I remember feeling both excited and intimidated at being given what I felt was an awesome responsibility. I ' m happy to say it has been everything I hoped for, and more, in terms of opporutnity, challenge and a deep sense of satisfaction for the work itself. " Northwest is an excellent place to receive a college education and I have found it to be an incredible place to work as well. I feel incredibly fortunate that I have experienced what I believe are some of the finest years in the proud history of Northwest, first as a s tudent and then as a member of the University ' s administration. We hove had much to celebrate during my time here. We are a high achieving University in so many important ways, and I believe the level of pride and support for Northwest by our alumni and friends has never been better. I ' m very proud to be a Bearcat. " Mary Ann Lowary, Vice President of University Relations " Northwest does things that other schools don ' t think about or try. It ' s the way that individuals are empowered through the culture of quality to do their jobs. If you have a good idea you can usually find support for it and people try to carry it out. If the University is going to grow and stay competitive, change is going to happen. And being part of it is better then being left behind. " Bob Boerigter, Director of Athletics " The Arrowhead football game is a defining moment in my time at Northwest We had a challenge with seating and I approached the cabinet and asked to take it off campus, I talked to Chiefs personnel and as Paul Harvey said, ' You know the rest of the story. ' Now this has become part of our yearly fall events. " Joe Comelison, General Counsel " I ' ve only been at Northwest a few months, but I believe there is a lot of truth in the saying; ' First impressions are lasting impressions. ' And my first impressions of what makes Northwest special are: it practices what it preaches in the area of quality, and it treats its students, faculty and staff like family. With an environment like that, what better place could there be to work at? " 104 105 Orrie Covert, Vice President of Advancement " As a high school student, choosing Northwest, based on its reputation obviously it was my first choice of universities to attend. I don ' t think that you could make a higher compliment than choosing that to be your school of choice. Then, 15 years later having the opportunity to come back here and work for the University and essentially give something bock to the University I felt was a great opportunity for myself, as well as for my family. The overwhelming success of the Campaign for Northwest. With the original goal being $21 million for the 21 " Century. To date, we ' ve raised over $40 million. That ' s quite a defTning moment on behalf of the alumni, friends and supporters of the University. Five or 10 years ago, no one would of believed that we would have been raising the kind of dollars, and not just the dollars, but the overwhelming support from the Alumni Association. It is o huge compliment to what the University stands for and the high quality experience that individuals receive while they ' re here. " ■ v : - - Like a roll of the dice, finding finances for colleg i a lot of stress for students. However, University sch i such as the American Dream Grant gave student I portunHy for post-secondary education, phoio iik: Trevor Hayes Updated FINANCIAL assistance offers STUDENTS a chance at education. While high school students seotched for the fight college, the (inonciol oid office worked to ensure a scholarship program that mode the University the first choice for students. Scholarships were offered in many ways thot allowed students on equal chance for financial aid. Admission-based, departmental, university sponsored and need based scholarships were all available to University students. Scholarship Coordinator Terri Weichinger soid with the costs of tuition rising, the financial aid office worked consistently ol creating and updating these scholarships to allow students a chance at a college education. One addition to the program was the American Dream Grant. Created in 2004, it was offered on a need basis. It allowed tuition, standard room and board and $2,000 to go toward any personal expenses. Weichinger said the grant helped the University ' s scholarship program and enrollment. " We ' ve got a lot of publicity and a lot of interest with the American Dream Grant, " Weichinger said, " Many schools are leaning more towards a need-based analysis and the grant, I think, has made a significant impact on our enrollment. " Another important addition was the Midwest Student Exchange program. It allowed out-of-state students to pay the same tuition OS Missouri residents through out-of-state grants and non-resident awords. Weichinger said the Midwest Student Exchange, along with o University designed A-i- Program, helped put the University above other institutions. " It ' s been our competition factor for the students. Rather than going to a community college with an A+ Program, we can at least acknowledge that program and try convince them to come to a four year school instead, " Weichinger said. Justin Hildebrand, recpient of the University Scholar Award and Morshall and Beatrix Ford Scholarship, said although he thought the University hod a good scholarship program that helped him financially, there were some things he did not like about the program. " The scholarship program here is good, but I think they are o little strict on GPAs, " Hildebrand said. " It doesn ' t make sense to me that a tenth of a point can separate a $ 1 ,000 scholarship from a $5,000 scholarship. " Many students did not realize what scholarships were available to them and how to get them, Hildebrand said. And once they did get the scholarship, it was difficult to keep it. " The information in the financial aid office is confusing, " Hildebrand said. " A lot more students should have scholarships than they do. I wish they would make the GPA requirements more broad so more people could get them and keep them. " Weichinger said that was something the financial aid office was working to improve. She said they were working hard to moke their Web site easy to understand and accurate for students. She also said the best thing students could have done was to come in and ask. Except for a few modifications in the program, it had mostly improved for the better, according to Weichinger. She said the budget hod gone up and the waivers reflected the costs of tuition. She also mentioned one unique thing about the University ' s scholarship program was how flexible it was. " We have a unique feature especially with our freshman scholarships. They can come in atone level, soy the Tower Scholarship, and if they complete 24 hours and have a 3.5 GPA, they can bump up to the next level. They ore allowed to float in range, which is something not many schools have, " Weichinger said. The scholarship program changed significontly from the past, Weichinger said. She said the staff in the financial aid department had all worked hard at improving each aspect of the program. " We ' ve worked very hard to moke the scholorship program easily publicized, easily accessible, and very simple for our students, " Weichinger said. Writer] Angela Smith Designer | Ashlee Mejio 106 107 gather abroad ' INTERNATIONAL recruitment program INSPIRES new enrollment. Looking out of his office window, fie sow a blend of 35 na- tions wolking tfie campus sidewalks. Director of International Affairs, Jeff Foot, worked to ensure and to promote diversity within the University. He, as well as oth- er Intercultural and International Center staff members, promoted social programs, advised international students and provided as- sistance to other minority organizations. Another one of Foot ' s responsibilities was to recruit interna- tional students to come to the University. Foot said it was im- portant to build relationships with other countries to persuade students to come here. In addition, he also said they looked for students with the desire and the means to want to study in the United States. " We do want diversity in all its forms and we will recruit any student who is academically capable to come and study at Northwest, " Foot said. In on effort to increase international student enrollment, fac- ulty members Tom Billesbach, Sri Siva and Phil F eeler spent a week touring Malaysia and India to recruit students there. Billesbach anticipated the revenue from the trip to total be- tween $260,000 and $627 000, according to on April press release. Foot tried to be honest with potential students about the University and about Moryville. He said while he pushed the positive aspects about the University such as being able to get a quality education, being cost-efficient and being the fourth-safest campus in the U.S., he still mode sure they knew they were not coming into a large city like Los Angeles or New York. " I don ' t try to paint a picture that ' s not real, " he said. " I think I, honestly, and the recruitment team in general works hard to moke sure that we ' re not selling Northwest or selling a dream, and then they get here and they ' re disappointed. " Foot said for most international students, the University was a i pleasant experience. Many came bock to study further be: of their experience here, and they told other students at about the University. That made the recruitment process eo International student Ukpong Eyo agreed. He said th ' University was a great campus and when he heard of intern al students wanting to transfer to a different University, he try to convince them otherwise. " I keep telling international students that wont to transfe sorry to tell you, but you will not find a lot of places the friendlier than this place, ' " Eyo said. What came after recruitment was the most difficult p( international students. Eyo said that getting a Visa was a str in itself, especially after Sept. 11. He said international sti wanting to get a visa were looked at as criminals and h convince their embassies that they were not. He also said it was difficult because they did not receiv help in where to begin the process of studying internationc " It wasn ' t a struggle to get to Northwest, but the whoL cess [was a struggle], " Eyo said. " Especially when you ge ed, you don ' t know where you are starting from. " Eyo was one of the 200 international students, who sented 35 countries. Foot said those students on campus enhance and educate the other students. " Northwest has so much to offer in diversity, " Foot said. " got the students here; why not learn a little about them? Foot said the international students helped other students what was going on in the world and helped them prepare world. He said Moryville was a good place for the studen the students were good for the city. " By international students being here, we ' re able to b aspect of different cultures from around the globe to Mai Foot said. Writer I Angela Smith Desginer [Jessica University faculty members Phil Heeler and Sri Siva stand in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Heeler and Siva, along with faculty member Tom Billesbach, visited India and Malaysia in April, p ioto ty Sn Siva The Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, loom over Tom Billesbach and Phil Heel- er. While in Malaysia, the recruiters met with sev- eral schools interested in sending students to the University, photo by Sri Siva Students in Malaysia gather in a classroom to hear about the University and its programs. Representatives from Northwest met with several schools to discuss possible online courses and a joint master ' s degree in business administration. photo by Sn Siva An Indian youth stands next to the Uni- versity pennant. The University representatives from the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems met more than 200 potential students during their trip phow bySnSrva On the grounds of the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, Phil Heeler, Sri Siva and Tom Billesbach display the University pennant. One goal for international re- crurtment was to enrich the cultural experience at the University, photo by Sn Siva 108 109 Converting an office into a school setting kept Univer shy employees busy for much of the year. The classes would be held on the third and fourth floors of the Three Oal s Plaza building, photo fay Meredith Currence Classes would be hrld at t m building in Liberty, Mo., in the fall of 2006. Assistant diroctor and curriculuni design specialist D.tHa Runyun stood wfltli the floorptans. p kiIoi ty Mcf - kh Cinfrihr A sign standSf directing traffic to the building where fall classes would be hold for the Northwest Carnpus in Liberty, Mo. Spring dasses were held at Liberty Higli School, (idotot by Mi-ri- inh Cuitrntr Three Oakb Plaza XTRA a Victory Lane " ■ ■ ' I ll ' Ji educated expansion no 111 UNIVERSITY adds new CAMPUS to increase enrollnnent. The opportunity to begin the education process right from home wos an inspiration for a new education building. The Northwest Kansos City Center, located in Liberty, Mo., opened in January. It would serve traditional and place-bound students who wanted to further their education, but were unable to venture from their home- towns. Katie Maus, a student in the educational leadership program and a graduate of the University, expressed her appreciation of the location. " It is convenient not having to travel to another town or city, " Mous said. " I know it is a credible university, so I feel that I am getting o quality education. " The University began searching to find a place for an educa- tional center to cater to the current clientele they hod in the Kansas City area in 2004, according to Max Ruhl, the dean of the College of Education and Human Services. Thomas Billesbach, the dean of the Booth College of Business and Professional Studies, said the three academic deans developed the project and brought it to fruition. The deans and Provost Kichoon Yang chose to expend by em- phasizing the signature programs the University offered. Yang believed that there were three reasons the center would hove a positive effect on the University. He said the center would expose people to the Northwest ex- perience, luring them to the main campus. His other reasons were to serve the non-traditional student population better than other universi- ties and to expose the students attending to the University ' s signature programs. Nearly 20 undergraduate and graduate courses were offered at the center in the spring. A maiority of the courses counted toward credits for academic program requirements, and any students who wished to transfer to the main campus would be able to do so. Ruhl said the institution was unique to the University because of the partnership with the Liberty School District. " Northwest partners more than any institution in the state, " Ruhl said. " It ' s important to point out what a unique partnership this is with Liberty and how forthcoming they have been in the whole thing. " Dorla Runyon, assistant director and curriculum design specialist for the Center for Information Technology in Education, also thought the partnership was a step in the right direction. " Our Liberty location provides Northwest with a focused and significant presence in the Kansas City Metropolitan area, " Runyon said. " The center will give the University the opportunity to support educational initiatives and create new partnerships and gain addi- tional support for its Maryville activities. " Yang believed carrying the University experience to Liberty made the program unique. " The Culture of Quality, the first electronic campus and our phi- losophy of putting the students first, " Yang said. " These are, in my mind, the three pillars of the Northwest experience. " Writer j Kelsey Garrison Designer | Ashlee Mejia Pouring feed into a bucket, swine herdsman Craig Dewey measures his mixture. Dewey took care of the ap- proximately 100 sows and 400-500 hogs at the University Farm, pfioto by Trevor Hayes After moving a 7-hour-old calf to a hutch, dairy herds- man Ray Ashpaugh covers the newborn vnth hay to keep it warm. When the calf s mother didn ' t tend to it, Ashpaugh had to clean and care for the calf, photo by Trevor Hayes eld work ULTURE complex offers WIDE VARIETY of educational opportunities. grazed in the rolling posture, fields Icy fallow in 1 scene brushed with snow ond the form created a :alm. onything but idle. jd north of campus olong U.S. Highway 71, the R. University Farm hod many agricultural opportunities (led students. iullure core requirement classes frequently spend time oriesout here interactively in a hands-on laboratory, " noger Jim Husz said. )rm had 400 acres of corn and soybean row crops, IS of alfalfa hay and 450 acres of pasture for dairy operations. :rop land, we utilize in laboratories and experiments J soils and agronomy classes, " Husz said. " This year, Potton has her class and her graduate student doing ipling using global positioning satellite equipment « you to pinpoint exact areas, and then you test for fficiency or soil acidity levels. " ing on the farm were 140 beef cattle, 100 dairy ) sows in a farrow-to-finish operation, 30 sheep and D chick poultry operation. ow program allowed students to work with the pigs 1 to slaughter, although the slaughter did not occur at the form. The farm functioned as a contract grower of chickens for MBA Poultry, which marketed the farm ' s poultry under the Smart Chicken brand. In addition to the dairy program, which had approximately 60-65 cows lactoting at one time, the form was also researching bovine embryo transplant research under the direction of agriculture professor Dennis Podgitt. Another area of research for the farm was the alternative fuels project. Once research was complete, animal waste would be collected and then separated using a flush system. The solid waste would then be composted, pelletized and burned for fuel. The form also featured a wind-powered generator as port of the alternative energy project. With all of these programs, the form employeed four full-time workers and seven work-study students to help the agriculture complex run efficiently. Visitors to the form found the it to be o hub of activity that featured several operations. " I think the form is a great place to go, " agricultural science student Trent Van Genderen said. " They have a little bit of everything out there. " Writer j Brent Choppelow Designer j Ashlee Mejia E 112 113 Spending time with a few of the sows, swine herdsman Craig Dewey waits for the feed to finish unloading from the grinder. Dewey said the quality of the farm and livestock drew many students to the University, photo by Trevor Hoya To keep corn from spilling onto the ground, swine herds- man Craig Dewey moves the trough into position. The three year employee took his work with the farm ' s swine very seriously, photo by Trevor Hayes coordi nated efforts THEATER students gain real world KNOWLEDGE through teaching others. The campus looked empty. Few cars dotted the parking lots on a warm Friday afternoon in February, but vehicles lined gravel shoulder next to Mary Linn. inside the large white Performing Arts Center the wail of a buzz sow died away and shouts prevailed, dashed by the occasional hammer and nail gun. A few students slathered paint onto what would become the trim of door frames for the salmon colored set. A scrim, o large white backdrop, hung in the middle of the stage. Russel Langdon ' s voice broke the quiet of the darkened house, " Little higher, " he said and a beam of light, projected in a wavy pattern onto the scrim, moved higher. " Good. " he said. Longdon, like the other students diligently working on the warm Friday afternoon, gave up his time for the show, " Ah, Wilderness! " As a freshman however, Longdon called the shots in his role of electrical director. " Other universities I ' d probably be waiting until my junior year before I got this job, " Longdon said. According to Longdon, in order to get the education and hard work in at the same time, communication became essential. " Because it is educational theater, there are a lot of people here who know a lot about their one subject but don ' t know much about anything else, " he said. " There are a lot of kids here that are doing practicum hours and helping with all that stuff, so that ' s another challenge being in a teaching situation, but it ' s a lot of fun. " Practicum gave students a chance to dabble in all areas of theater. Even more, each area hod student leaders, like " Ah, Wilderness! " assistant electrician ond practicum electrics supervisor David Carr, teaching the younger or less experienced about their area. " A lot of kids come in here and they don ' t know what it takes to get a big production on stage, " Carr said. " So I like showing them that and trying to get them interested in doing different ports of theater. " Corr ' s roommate, scene shop supervisor Tim Forsythe, had been in the theater late the lost two nights, but he still worked on his project, helping a practicum student hang the windows on the fly system behind the set. Forsythe loved his role as o teacher, but also found it the hardest port of his job. Getting his own work done and problem solving were eosy for him, but relaying the information became tricky. You can ' t just tell someone ' Move over, I ' ll do it, ' " he said. " Part of my job is teaching and advising and showing others how to do things, because we are on educational facility. " Technical director and supervisor Kent Andel tried to bring as much real world knowledge to his students as possible. " I try to provide o big picture idea, " he said. " The people doing electrics, the people doing the lighting, if they ore on that crew, realizing that something they do on Monday affects what the carpenters ore doing on Wednesday. " As the set for " Ah, Wilderness! " became more real through the technical work, it would become the actors job to bring things fully to life for an audience, but nothing could happen without the production work. " Theater is one of the few professions still with real deadlines, where you can ' t extend a deadline. You can ' t put anything off. You hove to figure out how to make it work that last day if nothing else. " Writer | Trevor Hayes Designer | Trevor Hayes With a little tielp, Kent Andel, fine arts technical director, measures a doorway for a piece of trim. As a first year Instructor in the department, Andel brought seven years of opera experience to his teaching, photo by Trevor Ho es Silouhetted on the scrim, " Ah, Wilderness! " master electrician Russell Langdon surveys the lighting scheme. As a freshman, Langdon jumped right into the department with his high position, photo by Trevor Hayes Concentrating hard, scenic punter Evan Ross carv- fully finishes painting a star. Ross took great pride in his work as a painter, photo by Trevor Hayn Brush in hand, Allison Hubbard puts down a coat of paJnt on a few set picjces. As a part of theater practicum, students like Hubbard served shop hours to prep for shows, photo by Trevor Haya 114 115 luring, Eric Niece cuts an angle for a door (rame on the set of Ah, V ldernessrWorldng on the building ofa set aJkmwJ students like n«ny cfifferent tools and learn severai skills to help them in professional theater, phoio by Trevor Hayes fancy footwork DANCE CLASS provides students with more than BASIC steps, Clutching their partners with smiles on their faces and dancing shoes on their feet, they waltzed across the floor in perfect formation. Social dance class gave students the opportunity to learn steps not normally used in everyday life. Assistant professor Rheba Vetter said she taught social dances such as ballroom dancing, the fox trot, salsa, the tango, the waltz, and polka, Vetter said unlike other classes in the health, physical education, recreation and dance department, social dance was more interactive instead of p erformance and technique. She said since it wasn ' t a required class in the department, students usually enrolled to take a more fun and relaxed class. " People sign up because they want to take it, " Vetter said, " It ' s a fun class. They usually get sad when the block ends. " Students benefited in multiple ways, Vetter said. Even though most of the dances were lower intensity, she said the dances still gave a good workout. " They [students] benefit socially because they hove to work with a partner, " Vetter said. " So, it forces them to communicate verbally and physically. Communication skills are developed, but it ' s also good exercise because it ' s a moving class period, " Student Jordan Elo said taking the class gave him a better understanding about the dance steps and how to move his feet. He said the class was a fun atmosphere and encouraged other students to " keep an open mind " about taking the class because it gave an opportunity to learn new things that students could take with them beyond college. " It is a great opportunity to get out there and learn dance steps you won ' t learn at a club, " Elo said. " You learn dances you may be able to use later in life. " Vetter said many students came back to tell her that they used the skills they learned outside of class at weddings and other events. But Vetter also said in addition to the dance experience, some students took away confidence that they hod lacked prior to the class. " I had one student last fall that said ' Rheba could teach a rock to dance, ' " Vetter said. " It was from someone who wasn ' t very confident with dancing and the class wasn ' t easy for them. But they got better. I think the class made them more confident. " Writer | Angela Smith Designer | Paulo Eldred Constant watching themselves in the walMength mirrors, students for the sodal di monitor their progress on the dances they know. The mirrors allowed students to critique th during the dances, p iofo by Meredith Currence j Attempting new moves, John Poison and Annie Schelvan twist each other in time with the rti eight-week social dance course taught students the basics in several dances including the wal tango and salsa, photo by Meredith Currence Learning the moves during social dance, students try to keep up with the new steps. The students Muffled steps from sock-clad feet accompany the music during social dance. The class br . learned the steps to the dances before they danced with a partner, pfioto by Meredith Currence dents together to work on dancing and communication skills . photo by Meredith Currence 4 iSJl, - Group discussion played a key role in creating the campaign for John Deere. The class worked both as one large unit and in smaller research teams. photo by Meredith Currence In response to a students remark, Jerard Williams waits his turn to corv tribute to the discussion of objectives for their ad campaign. The class had to complete extensive research and agree on campaign goals before creating advertisement ideas, photo 6 Meredith Currence ie for the Advanced Advertising Strategies dass, Jacquie Lamer ■it hand knowledge of the advertising industry to students. Lamer |uestions for the students and gave suggestions regarding the can hn Dcore. [ ' loti- bv Alci-edfth Currtnce vertisers land Reviewing the latest response m their client, Callie Zebecke and Sarah Zimnierschied discuss tthe rest of the class. Zmmerschied acted as the ac- count coordinator for the dass and was responsible for keeping in contact with John Deere, photo by Meredith Currence big client NCED advertising strategies class puts together PROPOSALS for John Deere. igh much deliberation of creolivily, planning, research senlotion, they developed a campaign for John advanced Advertising Strategies class was given John o client and they were required to put together an ad n end pitch. nstructor of the class, Jacquie Lamer, chose the client 16 class beginning so they would already have one representatives from John Deere come to assess their )w the process was up to the students to create a n :lass was broken up into several teams: the target i team, the medio planning team, the plans book J the presentation team, each one in charge of a aiece of the campaign. T Zimmerschied served as account coordinator, and large of communicating with the client to make sure ire working. g the research process, they determined the target i, budgeted for the advertisements, pulled information ons book the students hod to have at the end of the ond discussed ideas for the client presentation. lerschied said she learned o lot about the farming ly through the research process. rem the city, so I learned about the different machines at they do, " Zimmerschied said. " Most people e farmers and they are not everything a person would picture. A lot of people are not around farmers and don ' t realize they are up to dote with technology. " For port of their research, the target audience did ethnogrophy studies working in the field to determine their target audience. " We looked at our surroundings and asked questions, " Tobitha Padilla said. " Understanding where they live and what they do in general gives us a better idea of the consumer in general-who he is and what he ' s about. " The presentation determined one of the most important parts of the campaign. They go through and figure out what exactly they will use for the presentation of the campaign to the client. April Hoslag thought her team did well in putting the presentation together. " It ' s neat to see how we combine everything and how different majors con get together and make everything so outstanding, " Haslog said. According to Lamer, the class wos intended to be a hondson class for the students so they could get professional experience prior to heading out into the advertising field. She also mentioned that the professionals were the ones who encouraged Lamer to odd this kind of course so the students could go through a realistic agency process. " Students who go through these classes are eager to apply them with the other classes, " Lamer said. " Everyone likes the real application process of skills. " Writer | Kelsey Garrison Designer | Paula Eldred 118 119 Front Row: Susan Colt, Marvin Hoskey and Arley Larson. Row 2: Jamie Potton and Terri Vogel. Bock Row: Harold Brown, Rego Jones and Tom Zweifel. Front Row: Philip Laber and Kim Sprodling. Back Row: Armin Miihsam, Paul Falcone, louro Kukkee and Glen Williams. Chemistry Front Row: Mike Bellamy, Jim Hollz, Angela Bickford and Patricia Lucido. Row 2: Ken Jones, Alimed Molkowi, Rick Toomey and Barrett Eichler. Back Row: John Show, Rofiq Islam and David Richardson. Communication, Theatre and Languages With the lightest touch, Atysia Grummert focuses on smoothing the inside edges of a pottery project in the ceranv ics room of the Rre Art Building. Ceramics and welding were two types of art that students could work on in the Rre Arts Building, photo by Meredith Currence Front Row: Melody Hubbard, Louise Horner, Theo Ross, Morcy Roush and Michelle Allen. Row 2: Joe Kreizinger, Matt Walker, Pot Johnson, Pace Martinez, Connie Campbell and John Fisher. Back Row: Channing Horner, Lori Durbin, Boyo Oludoja, Mike Morris and Pot Immel. Taking full advantage of a new facility, Lacey Camp- bell spends time welding a bench. The design idea came to Campbell when she was working on a project with a similar design and noticed it would create good seating, photo by Meredith Currence i iT On a Sunday afternoon, Nina Pecora rinishos up a pottery piece due that week. The new facilities not only provided more space, but new equipment for the artists, photo by Meredith Currence spaci ous design NEW environment gives STUDENTS safe home. With issues of safety in mind, the University built a new art facility to better enable creative talents. On Sept. 24, the University opened doors to its newest academic facility designed for oil forms of three-dimenfional art and design. According to assistant professor of Art Laura Kukkee, the previous facility, nicknamed " The Pit, " located in the basement of the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building failed to meet city safety codes. " Its safer and the facility is larger. There ' s much better ventilation and the building is actually to code in terms of fire safety and ventilation, " Kukkee said. " The old building had little dust ventilation. " In addition to a safer environment, the new building offers students much more space. " I like how there ' s a lot of space and room for everything, its seems perfect for ceramics, " art education major Nina Pecora said. Due to the high ceilings and more storage space, Kukkee believed students now had room to design bigger projects. She said the larger studio space allows students to develop their ideas in a less cluttered environment. " When you work in a larger space, your ambition end imagination grow, " Kukkee said. Unlike " The Pit, " students had more privacy in their new studio space and better access to electrical outlets as well as larger work areas. " There ' s no pressure to get out of people ' s way, " Pecora said. " You can hove your own space and people can respect it. " To fully utilize the new building, the University S purchased new equipment, such as throwing £ wheels to metalworking equipment. " As far OS space and quality of our area, the 20 studio is nicer and the equipment is new, " art 121 major Theresa Wilshusen said. " We don ' t have to constantly worry about stuff breaking on us and it ' s o more relaxed environment. " Kukkee said new throwing wheels enabled her to set up a class designed to teach students specifically the technique of throwing on the potter ' s wheel. Although the new building provided students with many advantages, students also faced o few challenges. " The vents ore always open and it tends to get really windy inside, " Pecora said. " This causes your clay to dry out much faster than normal. " Even though the new building provided students with some technical issues, many believed the larger studio space would enhance their artistic ability. " Students can expand their thought because of the bigger environment, " Wilshusen said. " Knowing that you have the option to make your work bigger opens people ' s minds to what they can achieve. " Writer | Brent Burklund Designer | Paula Eldred insight on Alumnus SEAN O ' BRIEN shares his stories about the DEATH PENALTY Digging deep inside their hearts and minds to get to know his clients allowed him to better tell their stories. Sean O ' Brien came to Charles Johnson Theater, Feb. 15, to talk about his experience as a death row defense attorney. O ' Brien told many stories about his clients and how he tried to overturn their death penalty sentences. He said he had to come up with compelling stories to interest the judges and keep his clients alive. O ' Brien said he strove to get the judges to understand what his clients were like as people. O ' Brien talked about one inmate, who became an inmate paralegal while in prison. He wrote briefs for the prisoners and had them sign the papers to soy he had a case. He had no lego! representatives. O ' Brien got o call from his client the day he was to be executed and O ' Brien recalled his first thoughts. " I hope he doesn ' t want me to do something on this appeal, " he said. " I hove too many things to do. " He waited three minutes before picking up the phone and all the inmate wanted was to see if the prison guards would get a wheelchair for another inmate so he could eat lunch with everyone. " In that moment, he was thinking about someone else, " O ' Brien said. " At that moment, he was a better person than I was. " O ' Brien mentioned another unusual story about a mother and her instinct about o cose. Another client was hours away from execution. That day the mother of another inmate who had died was watching the evening news her home in Arkansas and called Gov. Mel Cornahan the day of the execution to tell them the man was innocent and not to execute him. They obliged. Several weeks earlier, O ' Brien and his partner had gone down to the woman ' s Arkansas home and showed her the video evidence. The video evidence contained the fact that O ' Brien ' s client was first in line for lunch at the supposed time of the crime and minutes later, the guards raced out to respond to the call. They also brought papers that contained affidavits of oil the inmates on cellblock, showing the inmate didn ' t commit the murder. She was then convinced his client was innocent. They took the video evidence to court and they received a retrial and the inmate was ordered to serve his original sentence. Audience members then got a chance to pose questions to O ' Brien and he gave them some insight as to how some of his clients reacted during their cases. He said many of them acted remorseful, some wer in denial about the situation and were too far out there, psychologically. O ' Brien was also asked what kept him going after his cases were over. He said that his family definitely helped him out and his clients gave him incredible strength to keep moving. Many audience members gave a positive reaction to O ' Brien ' s stories and how he presented himself. One audience member, Sarah Bourne, said that O ' Brien didn ' t do what she hod expected. " I liked the topic ond how he touched on the people helping people who were worse-off than them, " Bourne said. " If was pretty good and not what I was expecting. I was expecting him to talk obout the process instead of actual cases he ' s done. " Mottle Hans said she always thought of lawyers as coming with a certain persona like being very professional and business-oriented and she liked the more personal side of O ' Brien. " He seems like an actual human as opposed to a robot, " Hons said. " He really puts his heart into it, you con really tell. " Writer | Kelsey Garrison Designer | Paula Eldred With a distinct message, Universitx alumnus Sean O ' Brien relays stories from his v««rk as a death row lawyer. Nominated to speak by the English Department, O ' Brien spoke of the hard times and the encouraging times in hb professkm to con- vey hb feelings on the death penalty, phoio by Trevor Haya From Row: Nancy Moyet, Jen Talbot, Robin Golloher and Michael Hobbs. Row 2: Kenton Wilcox, Chando Funslon, Rebecco Aronson ond Beth Richords, Row 3: Nicholos Froncii, Jeffrey loomis, Williom Waters, Steve Shively, John Galloher, lerri Johnston ond Wayne Chondler, Bock Row: Tom Hardee, Brenda Ryan, Craig Good, Paul Jones, Roger Kirschbaum and Bruce Litte. Family and Consumer Sciences Fronf Row: Jeanne Ccowford, francos Shipley ond Jong-Ae Yang. Row 2; Sbeilo Brookes, Jenell Ciok, Meghan Shell and Deborah Clork. Back Row: Beth Goudge, Lauren Leach and Connie Neal. Geology and Geography Front Row: Ming-Chih Hung, Patricia Orews, Renee Rohs, Brian Slockhouse, Sue Nickerson ond Leoh Monos. Back Row: Jeff Brodley, Mark Corson, John Pope, Ted Goudge, Richard felton and Vonlen Le. Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Front Row: Cothie Honnigon, Gino McNeese, Janet Reusser ond Jim Johnson. Back Row: Terry long, Jon Gustofson ond Molt Symonds. Working diligently to meet their deadline, Emity Wheatiy and Jessica L put the finishing touches on their display for the education center. Their fw fine arts and more specifically, set construction and teaching children what tools were, photo by Trevor Hayes " i h r Showing off her work, Allison Kahre and Department Chairman of Edu- cation Leadership Joyce Piveral chat about her display on different types of modern interior design. Kahre, a family and consumer sciences student, put several days of work into her display, photo by Trevor Hayes With the final touches on their portion of the Education Learning Center, Adam Thompson and Lance Moore place their handouts on health and physical education onto their table. Each handout included information for the children, including a worksheet to name the bones of a human skeleton, photo by Trevor Hayes ' jjte I expanded experience SECONDARY education majors TEACH for full semester Standing in the wooden doorframe, she peered into the classroom full of high school students waiting impatiently in their seats. As she took a step into the room, she took a deep breath to calm her nerves, and introduced herself. " Hello, class. I ' m your new student teacher. " Secondary education majors went through a change within the elementary and secondary education department. Previously, unlike elementary education majors who student taught a full semester, secondary education majors would attend classes for five weeks before student teaching the rest of a semester. A change in the curriculum made secondary education majors student teach for a full semester for the first time. Secondary education major Allison Kahre said there were both advantages and disadvantages to the change, but overall she wasn ' t satisfied. " We had to take some classes early, " Kahre said. " It ' s been kind of confusing for those of us in the transition. The biggest problem is that we don ' t know what section we are in. " Spanish education major Ellen Holey said student teaching a full semester would help her by giving her more practice with the students. " I like it because it gives me more time to accomplish all that I need to for student teaching, " Holey said. " It ' ll be easier for me because I have to split the time up between elementary and secondary. " Haley said professors also went through a transition period because they had to change around classes that has used to be five weeks long. Kahre said the change in the classes she hod to take were time- consuming. One required creating a learning center that had to be displayed in Brown Hall. The majors also didn ' t receive full credit for their classes at the time of completion. They would receive two of the three credit hours and then were required to come back on selected Fridays throughout their time student teaching to receive the full third credit. Even with the all of the negative aspects, Kahre said she saw one advantage in the program. " The advantage is that we will be in the classroom from the very beginning and we will get to see how it all starts, " Kahre said. Writer | Angela Smith Designer | Paulo Eldred History, Humanities, Philosophy and Political Science Front Row: Ricliord Field, Miiliael Steitier, Rkk Frucht and Janiie Brondon-Falcone. Row 2: Mall Johnson, Dovid Slolet end Joel Benson, Row 3: Robert DewhirsI, Kris Gulhrie, Tom Spencer ond Doniel Smilh, Row 4: Ridiord Fullon, David McLoughlin ond Jim Fiswerl. Bock Row: Ron Ferris ond Brian Hesse, Horace Mann n Front Row: Rebecco Newcom Belclier, Julie Seoline and Amber Hawk. Boik Row: Jo- seph Suchan, Lynelte loppmeyer, Nancy Forlow and Undo Heeler. Marketing and Management Front Row: Jim Walker Jonel Mono, Chi la Um, Cindy Kenkel and Doug Russell. Row 2: Sieve Gilbert, Brendo Jones, Ron DeYoung and Brett Wore, Ba k Row: Blake Noughlon, Terry Cooher, Lisa Phillips, Tekle Wonorle and Erin Pleggenkuhle Alles. Mass Communication Front Row: Morlo McCrary, Louro Widmer Jodell Strouch and Jerry Donnelly. Row 2: Molt Rouch, Williom Murphy, Ooug Sudhoff ond Joson Offutt, Ba k Row: Feed lamer, Jac- queline Lamer and Cody Snopp. Mathematics, Statistics and Laboratory Front Row: Terry King, Lynda Hollingsworlh and Christina Heinlz. Row 2: Denise Weiss and Jawad SadeL Row 3: Kichoon Yang, Scott Garten and Russ Euler. Row 4: Mary Shepherd. Jennifer Wall and Cheryl Malm. Bpik Row: Dennis Malm, Kurtis Fink, Brian Haile, Christine Benson ond David Vlieger. Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing Front Row: Dee Dino, Tyler Topps, Lisa Corrico, Cleo Somudzi, Diono Schmitz, Bob Theodore and Will Perkins. Back Row: Andrea Wagner, Matt Garrett, Beth Eppinger, Robert Bryant, Jr., Sam Jennings II, Neol Davis, Lori Kelley, Avinosh Kaur and Becky Troyer. Front Row: Ernest Woodruff, Pomelo Shannon and Williom Shannon. Row 2: Chris Gibson, Rebecca Dunnell, Lisa Lawrence and Stephen Town. Bock Row: Ernest Kramer, Carl Kling, Sheila Phillips, Brian Lanier and Anthony Olson. Physical Science and Biology Front Row: Kaien Schoffer, Phillip Lucido, Jonette Podgitt ond Gregg Dieringer. Back Row: Kurt Hoberyan, Suzonne FruchI, David Eostetlo, Jeff Thornsberry and Peter Kondroshov. STUDENTS get a head start on CAREERS in marine biology. I Working with dolphins, harvesting crabs and shellfish and studying otherr mammals were opportunities the new marine biology major offered its studei According to biology professor Kurt Haberyan, the new marine biology was of high interest with current students. Prospective students, showed entfii for the major as well, which enabled the department to go ahead and put! proposal. " We thought it would be on oil right thing to offer building on the coursf the experience we already hove because there is so much student demanr ond it would be service to the citizens of the state, " Haberyan said. He said the procedure to get the major established went through several on campus and if those levels were passed it went on to the state level for re The Coordinating Board of Higher Education, which worked with new pre being implemented at universities, then took over the process and reviews proposal to approve the major. ■ Marine biology officially became a major in October. I With the major in place, students had the opportunity to work with tlii Coast Research Lob in Ocean Springs, Miss. " We took advantage of our relationship with the Gulf Coast Reseorcfl Haberyan said. " We ' ve been affiliated with Gulf Coast Research Lob for 2C years and students who wanted to go down there could easily take some c and bring the credits back. So from our perspective that ' s considered a I campus of Northwest. " Haberyan said that since it was to hove a strong background in biolo department tried to build a strong biological, chemical and moth backgroi the students. This gave them the ability to apply those classes with their expe at the lab. The courses available that the students could take were general ch statistics, as well as invertebrate zoology and basic ecology and physics lai oceanography courses that included physical, chemical and geological s( as well as marine biology were taught at the Gulf Coast Research Lob. Chrystyna Stevens said overall she liked the classes offered, spe()( zoology and hoped one day to study at the marine lab. " My favorite classes hove been zoology, which is really not about biology specifically, but I really liked learning about all the animals, " Steve " The lob was really fun to, because you actually got to see the animals, invertebrate zoology right now and I really like that class also. I hope to t oceanography classes this summer, which will be way more hands on. " They hoped to add more courses in the future as the program grew. There were five hours of elective courses the students could take at theb research lob and the professors tried to encourage that through the hcj work. " We ' ve enhanced the experience by adding the oceanography course K at the marine lob, " Haberyan said. " And that makes the students better pi C to go into marine biology. And a lot of students want to hove a the word biology ' on their degree because that ' s their driving motivation for doing biology. " At the lob, the students hod the ability to get hands-on experience by g ij boat cruises around marshes and collecting specimens on the beach. Haberyan said he thought the students were very enthusiastic about ihi K He said many of the older students wished they could hove token on the maj years ago as a freshman. Melodie Sharon, one of the students who was further into the major, had always been interested in marine biology. However, she hod many op the future and wasn ' t sure what she was going to end up doing for her con Stevens said she would like to explore the depths of the ocean somed " I love the ocean, so being able to be in it all the time would be fi Stevens said. " There is also the mystery of it all too, discovering things in the ond darkest parts of the ocean would be incredible. " Writer | Kelsey Garrison Designer | Pau: y 3 s i d e i xploration 1 ntegratec TRANSITION to new form of CLASSROOM provides new learning. The days of sitting in class, listening to long lectures, scribbling notes and nodding off were replaced witfi logging on to a computer and depending on self-motivation. According to Dorla Runyon, assistant director of the Center for Information Technology in Education, 950 students opted to take online courses rather then the traditional venue of the classroom in the fall of 2005. One student, Chris McLean, received his master ' s degree in geographic information science solely online. " The advantage of online programs is that the time available to finish the work con be worked into a busy schedule, instead of the busy schedule around the school work, " McLean said. A first for the University and the nation, the GIS program was first offered in the fall semester of 2003. " This is a historic occasion for the University because the coursework, the thesis process and the comprehensive exam were all completed online, " department of Geology and Geography chairman, Gregory Haddock said. " It ' s a first for Northwest and it ' s exciting that it occurred during our centennial year, " Fifty-five online classes were available and Runyon said 75 percent of the University faculty hove at least one eCompanion course site. This integration of technology played on integral port in the effort to enhance student learning through the use of technology. " Online courses benefit students in o variety of ways, " said CITE Director Roger Von Holzen. " First, for some who are located beyond commuting distance to Moryville, it allows them to take courses toward one of Northwest ' s online degree programs. Second, many students who are located in the Moryville area often take one or more online courses in order to be able to create a more flexible class schedule. " Erin Pleggenkuhle-Miles, who taught an online promotions course, said online courses might not be what students expected. " The benefit is that by completing a course online you learn to communicate through the ' written ' word; not always on easy task for students, " she said. " To get something out of the class, you must put some effort into it, whereas in a lecture- based class you can easily sit through a semester without ever contributing anything to the class. " While students agreed the move toward technology has brought greater flexibility to their schedules, Joshua Ramsey felt that not being in the classroom took away from the personal relationship between student and teacher. 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" The students are changing; reports _ J indicated that academic dishonesty has increased in recent years, " English instructor Kenton Wilcox said. " However, we con not be sure to any extent whether that ' s because there ' s actually more cheating going on or whether it ' s because teachers are more and Wilcox said he upheld academic honesty with diligence and rigor. When students used technology to cheat, however, he hod words for the wise. " Students are being dishonest more often- they have the means to, " he said. " To cheat and get away with it takes more effort than doing the stroight-up work. And every technological advance that would help students also helps teachers. " While high-tech cheating popped various locales around the globe, Jacqi Lamer, instructor of moss communication she hadn ' t seen it as a problem. " I read many of the technology repoii moaozines, one oven tseen a lot on hii cheating, " Lamer said. " As far as cell ( go, I hove students turn them off becou classroom distraction, not for fear of chr- ' Lamer and Wilcox agreed, the more professors were on their own expects With Web sites like cyberessays.com, students could easily copy an already written essay or term paper and claim it as their own. However, professors could also use these sites to prevent and catch this type of cheating, photo itlustravon by Trevor Hayes Role of Women in Canlciouiv .1 The CaKterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer serves as manual for the QaOO ' s and years after. Through the faults and woman, he ows in each persons story what is right c how one shou- vc. Under the surface, however, lies a ja and woman ana how they cause for the downfall of men. " The Knight ' s Tale " is one of chivalry and upsta: behavior. However, beneath the surface lies the theme o nature of women. Emily plays the part of the beautiful .. captivates t: arts of two unsuspecting men. Those two it; cousins Arcite and Palamon, both knights who duel for marriage. The two stasrt out as the best of friends ana in a jail cell that is to be shared for eternity. But wi.. at Emily, the twp start bickering instinctively and almost blows over something they will never be able to have, or so Chaucer ' s knack for irony revels itself as Arcite is relc life sentence but disallowed from ever coming back to . would be kii:- ' " ver caught within the city again by K Because ArciL. __ doomed to never again see Emily, his causes him sicknfess as he ' s weakened by love. It is only comes up wit. plan of returning to Athens under an 130 131 jri the University ' s guidelines surrounding emic honesty, the more prepared students fo rnoke on educated decision on their iments, tests end papers. There are two things that I try to do I talk about academic honesty, " Wilcox First of oil, it ' s about honesty and stonding the mission of what were doing m a university, ail of us, in the search for You ' re either honest at a moment or at a snt you ' re not. The second one that comes jite often, especially in composition, hos to do with the student ' s understanding of the technicalities of being precise with language and clearly deiieviating the students ' thoughts from somebody else ' s thoughts. " And even though dishonesty in such cases might be more forgivable, if the student is unwilling or unable to be diligent, then that ' s a sign the student either needs to retake the course and learn that diligence, or doesn ' t belong in a university at all. " Wilcox said the three components of cheating could be directly related to what the business world called " the fraud triangle " - meons, motive and the ability to rationalize a decision. The three combined comprised academic dishonesty, he said. " To those students who are immature and ore not fully developed-don ' t do it because you ' re going to get cought eventually, " Wilcox said. " The students who are mature and developed already know to do good because it ' s the good. " Writer | Riley Huskey Designer | Brent Chappeiow rt: After spearing Matt Michaels, in the Mule head. Bobby the Bearcat fires up the homecoming crowd. Concentrated on foot work. Brittany Cash drives down field during a 1-0 win against Missouri Western. Releasing the ball Brett Bognar delivers a pitch during his seven inning shut-out against Missouri-Rolla. photos by Trevor Hayes. Meredith Currence and Mike Dye We pushed for excellence in all areas and our teamwork motivated players through rough seasons and led to strong bonds. The Athletics Department copyrighted " Bearcat " and we established ourselves as the unique owners of the name. The deportment also began a strong marketing program to increase attendance at all athletic events. The Bearcat Radio Network provided play-by-play broadcasts for fans who could not make it to all the games. The strength of the network ensured students could catch football Although we lost the Fall Classic against Pittsburg State for football, we shared in our excitement at our postseason prospects. We looked forward to Bearcat basketboll and the teams ' returns to old traditions. Our hopes for the playoffs kept us rooting in Bearcat Arena for our teams. Throughout it all, we bonded as one team under one mascot. We celebrated our unique harmony and claimed our victories and losses as important parts of our one and only one dedication to quality athletics. a uL ( ftu precision I speed I focus Through the fog, the Bearcats take the field for the homecoming game against Central Missouri State. Quarterback Josh Lamberson won the most valuable player award in the 31-21 win over the Mules, photo by Trevor Hayes ' ■ ■« »i- I Vaccarol 1968 Sieve Scroggins| 1977 Jacob DiPietre| 1997 courlesy of 1977 To Previous mascots reminisce about development of Bobby over generations. Young children pulling on his toil, bleeding from sharp contact points inside the head of his costume and constantly rousing the crowd kept the first Bobby Bearcat dedicated to be the mascot. Each Bobby has established something important for the Universtiy, leaving on individual paw print for those next to follow. Starting around 1970, Vinnie Vaccaro initiated the tradition of Bobby by becoming the first person to wear the mascot costume. Consisting of a fiberglass head atop a football helmet, shoulder pods for support and o fuzzy wool-like jumpsuit, Bobby Bearcat was born. Also a first that year was the participation of male cheerleaders. Unlike todays male cheerleaders, the men only participated sporadically through the season. Specifically, only in special names such as Homecoming, Family Day and the Centenniol uowl. Their uniforms included white jeans, a Northwest sweater and a megaphone. Vaccaro became a cheerleoding sponsor in 1978, incorporating scholarships, credit hours, uniforms and traveling opportunities during the difficult time of Title IX scrutiny. This ruling required equal opportunities in sports, specifiolly of race and gender. Betty Bearcat and the Beorkittens evolved and was later changed into what we now know as Bearcats and Lady Bearcats. In the spring of 1976, a new Bobby was born, Steve Scroggins. Scroggins was the first African American to become Bobby at the University. Scroggins encouraged students and fans alike from the spring of 1976 through 1979. During his years as Bobby, Scroggins experienced a student protest on the president ' s lawn over issues with the Student Senate. Scroggins said that his favorite memory was receiving his officiol mascot uniform. " That was probably the finest moment because I was finally the real Bobby Bearcat, " Scroggins said. Jacob DiPietre, who was Bobby from 1996 to 2000, was no exception. One of DiPietrie ' s favorite memories included the football team winning two notional championships. " Coach Tjeerdsma and his staff really turned the program around, " DiPietre said. " The best port of it for me was being o part of that success in a small way. " By creating the Bobby Bearcat Fan Club for kids and starting the tradition of doing push-ups at football games, DiPietre paved the way for the newcoming Bobby Bearcat. Through the years of Bobby ' s evolution, knowledge of who the man behind the mane was has changed as well. Vaccaro let his presence known for being Bobby and was often called Bobby. " I have been able to be Bobby, coach Bobby and watch Bobby OS on alum. I have watched the osmosis of this thing unfold, " Vaccorro said. " From, ' Well, let ' s get somebody that ' s got a lot of school sprit to wear this outfit, ' to these young men who ore doing it today are genuine athletes. They ore very good. It ' s come o long way. " Writer | Brittany Zegers Designer | Brittany Zegers Vinnie Vaccaro | 1971 Steve Scroggins I 1978 Jacob DiPietre I 1997 " Anyone can just go to school, get a degree and lead a sucessful life, but being a Bearcat means you become part of Northwest, you ' re involved and you have a stake in the outcome of the school and like to see when it succeeds and arent happy when it doesnt live up to its expectations. Being a bearcat is a higher standard of students. I think it means the same thing today. Even in your professional career you can carry those traits. Anyone can go to work everyday and go through the motions, earn a paycheck and earn a living, but to be there and make a difference and make a mark on the world, it ' s kind of the same thing. " -Jacob DiPietre I entertained everyone young ind old. I was a clown, but I jst loved to entertain people nd the atmosphere there was condusive to that. Everyone Jst saw everyone as one human eing. There was no color; there OS no race. We were just a big 3mily in Maryville. " Steve Scroggins " Except for my family, I don ' t know that I am prouder of anything than I am of being a Bearcat. With that pride goes the extended feelings of knowing I was the first Bobby. I didn ' t will that to happen, I didn ' t plan it to happen, it just happened. . But it will be something V that I will forever hold near and dear to my heart. " - Vinnie Vaccaro " I think of enthusiastic loyalty and that is what I display as a Bearcat. I think of spirit and representing the University in a positive and promoting vay. " - Heidi Shires Student Ambassador " It ' s been a life long story. I ' ve been in college here from ' 45 to ' 49 and taught here then from ' 69 to ' 87, and you know they say, ' Once a Bearcat, Always a Bearcat. ' I think it ' s true. " - Irma Merrick ARAMARK Employee, Alumna y; -kt ::WW ' -J., J 136 137 A M ■- - :4i- ■n I .i .• ; D A ' » " When people say ' Bearcat, ' the first thing I think of is the pav logo. It ' s very recognizable and has its ov n unique distinction. The pa v soys a lot about the university and those vho are a part of it in its simplicity. " - Morris White Grad Student J s ' ' Wfii. •• Xi! mrT0» •-w5 .v- »,: -■-• ' -.K 1. - .=i ' :- .;: m M - " - ' -.- ar i..- - m : - :vS -=i - -■ radC -- ' . Jr-TI I Ml " " i j: - - ■41 %. " ; " It means that I have an extended family with my colleagues, staff mem- bers and especially the students. Just like in Mex- ico, I have an extended family. " - Paco Martinez Instructor 138 139 . : i feSi " Being a Bearcat means being part of a marvelous extended family. Bearcats care about each! other, watch out for each other,) celebrate each other ' s successj and are there to help wheni problems come. " j - Dean Hubbard Presidenii " I am very proud to be a Bearcat because North vest has a lot of rich tradition and is such a prestigious university. To coll yourself a Bearcat is a great honor. " -Josh Lomberson Football Quaterback ■i 140 141 " Being a Bearcat is embracing your school spirit, supporting all your fello v students. Northw est pride is a Bearcat. " - Abby Stephens Student Senate Presi- -rW 1 mmzz " Bearcat is our athletic mascot and team name, but to me it includes more than just going to a game. It ' s really a symbol for a member of the Northwest community. " Janice Brandon-Falcone Author of " Traditions: A Hundred Years of Northwest 142 143 P - - T-1 Observing the football team during a game, the mascot strives to keep fans excited. Bobby said he had the best seat in the stadium being on the sidelines. photo by Meredrth Currence Bobby Bearcat stands in observation of the football team during a game. Bobby said he had the best seat in the stadium being on the sidelines, photo by Meredith Currence e crowd rose to its feet as the green spelling " BEARCATS " raced across the 3II field. The traditional flags led the way ; players and kicked off another game jrcot Stadium. e Beorcat cheerleaders mode sure to great pride in the University in everything soding the fans in cheers to representing niversity at the Cheerleading National ipionships in Daytono Beach, Flo. nee Kerekes said it was very important quad established tradition. He said 5 could become traditions quickly, and lot of people didn ' t realize how much leerleaders were a port of that. gives athletes a greot sense of pride 3r a whole stadium yell across the field :er that, honestly, wouldn ' t hove gotten d if we wouldn ' t have been there, " Juitin Wihon, Chris Moinnicns and Janial RanUins assist Amanda Quartoroli to prepare for a basket toss. In addition to cheers, the squad performed many flying stunts and pyramids on the sidelines, pfioro ( V Mfifililh Cimrixr Bearcat spirit Cheerleading squad leads fans; competes nationally. Kerekes said. A.J. Brown said the cheerleaders at the University were more elite than the squads from other universities. He said the difference between them end other squads were noticeable to the fans through their work ethic. " We are more of a competition squad, " Brown soid. " A lot of them are there just to be there and to lead cheers at games. We ' re here to do that also, but to also represent our school at nationals. The fans see us ond then they see the other squads and 1 think they do notice the difference. " The squad worked very hard, practicing up to five times a week, three hours a day. They also conditioned during practice and lifted weights. " I ' ve never been sorer after a weeks worth of practice in any other sport than I hove in cheerleading, " Brown said. Brown and Kerekes, along with fellow squad member Nichole Gottuso, agreed the hard work paid off when they sow how much athletes appreciated them. Kerekes said the biggest job of the cheerleaders was being there for the athletes, even when the fans were not. " A consistency in the fan base is the biggest thing cheerleaders bring, " Kerekes said. " We ' re there at everything. So even when our team isn ' t doing too well, they have a continuous fan base at home that will be there and cheer them on. It ' s a continued reassurance that we are there and we ore cheering for them until the seconds go out. " Writer j Brittany Zegers Designer j Brittany Zegers 144 145 iscot important in developing entliusiasm i obrm sounded ot 7 a.m. ras off to Hy-Vee for exactly two ond then ixick home to watch X32 Bearcat Highlights video. was time to pock the essentials, ) Sure lo unpack and then pack goin. loking at the dock, he realized 10 a.m. ond time to head to )l Stadium. bby Bearcat was there for ootball gome, basketball game cheerleading competition for liversity. But not many people d how much Bobby did as the mascot. From going lo all of the gomes and making appearances to competing with the cheerleaders at nationals, even the senior behind Bobby didn ' t realize how much work was required. " To tell you the truth, when I got started I didn ' t know it went near as deep OS it did, " the man said. " I just thought it was you went out there and put on o fuzzy hat and you go out there and act like an idiot, but I ' m basically in season oil year. " Cheerleader Nichole Gottuso said that Bobby did o lot of important things for the University, including being o cheerleader. " He ' s a part of the spirit organization, " Gottuso said. " He does o lot of appearances for the school. He does countless photo things and going to oil the pre-game things, and signs autographs. It ' s really important for the school. " The man behind the mask, however, soid the best port of being Bobby was hearing the crowd yell. He soid getting the crowd to be loud got a better reaction from the players, which, in turn, won gomes. " We hove such o good football team and such good basketball teams, " he said. " Actually, oil the sports programs and academics here ore great. We ' re really the best University around. It ' s hard not to be the most cocky thing around. " The senior also said that filling Bobby ' s position was going to be a hard task. After four yeors of experience OS Bobby and two All-American titles, he said the only woy anyone hod o chance lo fill the position was to get his approval. " You ' ve got to come through me if you wont to become Bobby, " he soid. Sound friendships Long hours of practice help musicians band together. They slept on each other ' s shoulders on long bus trips, were oil willing to commit to the group performance. " giggled while standing in line, and called each other up when they needed someone to talk to. To marching band members, nuances like these ring true. " We are a close-knit group; we are the ' BMB ' family, " Nancy Kaczinski said. Kaczinski believed the ' BMB, ' short for Bearcat Marching Band, family spending nearly every day with each other created bonds and a sense of teamwork among the group. After a year of working at the collegiate level, band director Carl Kling noticed a special tie among members. " When you have such a large group of people get together, you have to get everyone to agree upon one concept, " Kling said. " I like to have as much leadership as possible. " Kling said bringing everyone together Tuba player Laura Voss said perfomonces like thi demonstrated the emotional side of band unity. " As we walked back from the field, we were all crying c hugging each other because of the crowd response, " Voss s( " When we came off the field it was a huge adrenaline rush. " ' , Amanda Baker believed thi performances acted as a morale boo for the band on days when many frustrated with their practices. " I like performing for the games, " Be said. " It gets the crowd all riled up. " The bond carried on the tune teamwork from half-time performanj into their daily lives. " You get to know everyone, " Be said. " Anyone is willing to help you. If have trouble figuring out scores, we w ' helped build upon last year ' s success. For the n°g Corps member Hayley Leopard prepares to per- ,q f, ij j - I I ' form during the halftime at Bearcat Stadium. The flag or c? Arrowhead game last fall, Kling proposed the corps members performed with the Bearcat Marching Band throughout the season, photo b AleredrthCufrence . , 111 r ' dedication into the band as part of e ' iaker said many students put hourl idea of playing a difficult song, " Sing, Sing, Sing. ' " They looked at me like I was the craziest thing on the Earth, " Kling said. Due to the hard work and dedication, Kling believed the bond delivered a performance never seen before from the Bearcats. " (The band) was willing to go with a new idea with whole heart and spirit with all the energy they had, " Kling said. " They curricular activities. " Most of us here aren ' t even music majors, " Baker said. I not like we just come out here and already know it all; it ' s h work. " Along with hard work, fun must follow. " I realized that marching bond is not all serious, " Voss s " You need to hove fun while you ' re out there, too. " Writer | Brent Burklund Designer | Paula Eli Drum major Kyle Kurtz leads the Bearcat March- ing Band during the halftime performace. Kurtz led the Bearcat Marching Band for the first time In the ' 05 football season, p ioto 6 Meredit j Currence Focusing on the beat, Joe Park helps keep time with the drumllne. The beat of the drumllne helped the other members stay on cue. photo by Meredith Currence I i ' i i ' ir ' " m.. . -:=r U « r : JL» ' 5 , II ?-i " v., Bearcat AAarching Band members form a giant N during the pre-game rouDne, They began practiang in August for the football season, photo by Meredith Currence Concentrating on the music. Bearcat Marching Band member, Gretchen Whitman, plays the saxophone. Members also practiced with their individual sections to perfect their performance, photo by Trevor Hoyes 146 147 UDwardSPRINl Despite early predictions, team proves competen Anthony Davidson concentrates on passing a runner at the Woody Greeno UNL Invite. The sophomore fin- ished with a time of 31; 51.0. p ioto by Trevor Hoyes The men ' s cross country team found their preseason rankir MIAA coach ' s poll to be more than strange. I " We placed third in conference. Without knowing I background you wouldn ' t say that ' s anything major, but we - picked sixth. So we ' re pretty proud of that, and we weren ' t ver from second or first, " head coach Richard Alsup soid. For some, the ranking in question was not only shocking it| down right infuriating. ' " We oil knew damn well we weren ' t a sixth ranked team,] so we didn ' t take too kindly to that, " Matt Pohren said. The team ' s performance at the conference meet was exC ' by when first ranked Central Missouri State University fini second behind Missouri Southern State University. " The highlight of the season was definitely the confer; championships, " Bryan Touney said. Alsup considered himself fortunate that the injuries that u; hit his team so often in the past seemed to subside this season " The team finally got over some of their aches and pains got some legs under them, " he said. I think they ' re finally used t hard work I ask of them. " Writer | Aaron Nelson Designer | Brent Choppelow Men ' s Cross Country Front Row: Gitonga Muchiri, Jeff Ritchie, Brad Sorens i Austin Huerta. Second Row; Jeremy Gomez, Drew Wilson, Anthony Davidson, Bd Dart and Daniel Pescador. Bock Row; Richard Alsup, Eric Isley, Brad Trede, Matt I " Devin McCatI, Bryan Touney and Lazarus Marquart. ' CENTRAL MISSOURI MULE RUN 5TH OF 14 • WOODY GREENO UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN 19TH OF 19 • DEAN WHITE ffl Ci ' ' ' . 05- ■ Exhausted Brian Touney uses every last bit of energy he has as he sprints to the finish line. Tlic men placed 19th at the Woody Grocno UNL Invite, photo fay Trwot Haya R Devin AAcCall prints past an South DakoU Sute University runner to get some headv ay in the race. The men competed against 31 teams at the Woody Greeno lnvitrtatk naJ. photo by Trevor Hayes Cross country runner. Matt Pohren runs to keep up with a Johnson County runner during the Woody Greeno University of Nebraska-Lincoln Invite. Pohren was the first Northwest runner to cross the line at the Invitational, photo 6y Trevor Hoyes ) OF 4 • CONCORDIA INVITATIONAL 2ND OF 3 • MIAA CHAMPIONSHIPS 3RD OF 6 • NCAA Dll SOUTH CENTRAL REGIONAL 6TH OF 15 ' Carly Reinoehl finishes the UNL invitational race with a time of 27:16. Reinoehl placed 55th in the MIAA 2005 Championship race, photo by Trevor Hayes K ' " JE r 4 i Vx " J V A ii - j U! fe Emily Von Weihe concentrates on her stride as she finishes the race at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Invitational. Weihe came in 204th place wth a time of 26:35. photo by Trevor Hayes Anna O ' Brien led the team to a 19th place finish. O ' Brien came in 35th in the UNL Invitational with a time of 23:23. photo by Trevor Hayes CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-OMAHA INVITATIONAL 4TH OF 5 • CENTRAL MISSOURI MULE RUN 5TH OF 13 • WOODY GREENO UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN outh PREVAILS experience provides building blocks. le women ' s cross country team ' s journey character. The character of several of the team ' s ■ to the regionol nationol meet was unique leaders was put on display during a high school )wn right. meet sponsored by Northwest lost season, O ' he main thing about our group is that we ' re several of them worked the event helping in a sry, very young, " head coach Scott Lorek variety of ways. However, the most pleasing pan ' When I came into the program lost year to Lorek was when several of them approached I the things we hod to do was just build up the girls Northwest was recruiting at the time lc ogram. Recruiting was our top priority. " encourage them to become a Bearcat. " The best port of it is I didn ' t even tell them to do it, " Lorek said. As result several of those girls came to the University. The principles of striving to create o positive work environment and trying to stay within his personality led to his most important coaching philosophy. " They hove to love the process, " Lorek said. Lorek said his philosophy was getting positive 5, ' Lorek said. " Really it ' s a question of results as the women ' s team finished the season challenging themselves being fearful of the with fifth place, and better finishes in more than me. " half their meets. lolher aspect of Lorek ' s keys to success Writer | Aaron Nelson surrounding himself with women of strong Designer | Brent Chappelow owever, the goals Lorek set for his team a! •ginning of the season did not necessarily t iheir lock of experience. Tiong those goals was a national pionship. Although that goal was not met, soid attaining it required little more than lence and faith. hen it comes down to it, each individual 3 reach bock and take that step of faith, |0 to an effort level that they haven ' t done Writer | Dennis St arl ey Designer | Brent Cliappelow (i mimx Jennifer Williams finished 251st with a time of 28:26 at the UNL Invitational. Williams helped anchor the team standing in the meet, p ioto by Trevor Hayfs Women s Cr oss Country Front Row: Carly Reinoehl, Kristen Degase. Dia McKee and Kimberly Homan. Row ' Z McManigal, Megan Tinsley, Jennifer Williams, Anna O Brien, Karah Spader and Cassie Sherlock. Back Row: Heather Brokaw. Lacey Jackson, Emily Von WeJhe, Amanda Gray, Krista Martina, Julie Toebben and head coach Scott Lorek. SEAN EARL LOYOLA LAKEFRONT INVITATIONAL 8TH OF 27 • CONCORDIA INVITATIONAL 3RD OF 3 • MIAA CHAMPIONSHIPS 6TH OF 7 • NCAA D-ll SOUTH CENTRAL REGIONAL 12TH OF 18 soiidWALL Defensive game leads to improved record. The ' Cats played in double overtime in nine of especially in the last few games of the season. " their 16 games, setting a new record for overtimes Part of the season ' s success was because of the and double overtimes played in a season. trust the players have for each other, Sheridan said. " We have matched the amount of games won " With the ACL injuries of Beth (Gutschenriller) last year, " offensive player Kayla Griffin said. " We and Erica (Sunde) we ' ve had to have several had less losses because we tied so many of our players step up and fill in, " Sheridan said. " We can gomes this year by going into overtimes. " trust anybody at any given time to step in and give it Players felt it was a huge asset to be able to their all and know they will play their best. " rely on defense stopping the ball when they couldn ' t Being a much closer team has also attributed to necessarily rely on offensive goals. the team ' s success, Jackson said. " We needed to take more shots, " defensive " We hove heart that other teams don ' t hove, " player Amy Jackson said. " I think a lot of times we Jackson said. " We enjoy playing with each other, were focused on trying to help each other out, give We have a crazy love for eoch other and we never each other shots. We needed to be o little more give up. " selfish and just take as many shots as possible. " There were several leaders on the team. Compared to lost year, the team played According to Jackson, she and Katie Flower, the two tremendously better. The team had on overall captains on the team, are very vocal leaders who successful season with a lot to be proud of, Alison spoke up on the field and talked for everyone who Sheridan said. wouldn ' t. " We did really well towards the end of the Jackson also stated that Brittany Cash and Griffin season, " Griffin said. " We picked up intensity, show a lot of leadership on the field. Griffin was the leading scorer for the ' Cots. i " I try not to look at it as I am scoring p Griffin said. " I love to encourage people am! positive leader on and off the field. " ' Griffin felt that the team strengths had be; players stepping up and filling in where they Itl players as well as their team unity. ; " We work together really well, we hovej attitude and lot of heart, " Sheridan said. " Vv ' ' til the end and never give up. " I Being a young team with only two S; players like Sheridan said they will have rci grow in coming seasons. j " I think we could hove won some of the ' that we lost, " Sheridan said. " I think we gotou ' into situations where we ran into trouble on tfi and didn ' t know how to handle it If we he] that experience, we could have won them ii of losing. " i Writer] Megan Cri; Designer | Brent Chan Celebrating the only score of the game against Missouri Western, Brittany Cash and Sarah Hobson share a hug. Hobson scored the single goal for the team during the game photo by Meredith Currence In a race towards the goal. Jamie Campbell travels down the field. Northwest won their game against Missouri West- ern with a score of 1-0 photo by Meredith Currence WAYNE STATE 2-2 MISSOURI-ROLLA 2-3 ■ WASHBURN 0-0 - UPPER IOWA MISSOURI WESTER MISSOURI SOUTHERN STATE 1-0 EMPORIA STATE 2-1 WASHBURN 1-1 - TRUMAN ST I ■I rv I •■».. • ». J Blading Ruadiana Michaella from Missouri Western, y. Amy Jackson takes control of the ball. The team went on to beat Western 1-0. photo b Meredith Currence Soccer Front Row: Shannon Fitzgerald, Sarah Hobson. Margaret Trummer, Head Coach Tracy Cross, Katie Flower, Megan Kruger and Kayla Griffin. Rotv 2: Aaron Ruff, Megan Marquart. Sarah Leventhal, Ashley Pollman. Samantha Knuckles, Beth Gutschenritter, Krista Poll- man and Brittany Cash. Back Row: Erica Sunde, Jessica Braun, Jamie Campbell, Charity Harris, Michelle Goold, Megan Newland, Alison Sheridan, Krista Obley, Amanda Demi and Amy Jackson. 8 I - 23 MISSOURI STATE 1-3 • SOUTHWEST BAPTIST 0-3 • EMPORIA STATE 2-3 • MISSOURI WESTERN 1-1 • AUGUSTANAO-2 • TRUMAN STATE 04 ' MISSOURI 1-1 . SOUTHWEST BAPTIST 2-1 • MISSOURI SOUTHERN STATE 0-4 • MIAA 4-6-4 • OVERALL 5-8-5 • i from left Senior captains Dave Tollefeon, Josh son, Jordan Wilcox, and Andre Rector waJk wi locked to the coin toss before the Centennial B Bearcats wore special throwback uniforms for tl out of Truman. Reody for the caJI. center Jorxia and the rest of the offensive line square off against Western. Northwest rolled up 369 yards behind play with 127 coming on the ground in their 31-21 the Griffons. After his 87-yard interception r a touchdown, comerback Quinten Womack sm teammates coming to congratulate him. WomacI down put the first points on the board for the Bea ing their Family Day win against Missouri South by Trevor Hayes Wrapped around Washburn running back Trent Heam, defensive end Dave Tollefeon makes a stop at the line of scrimmage. The Cat defense held Washburn ' s total running game to 78 yards in their 31-28 loss at home, the first home loss since 2003 . photo by Trevor Hayes As his blockers get set, wide receiver returner E.J. Falkner scans for a running lane down field. Falkner proved to be an important offensive weapon for the Bearcats, conv piling 1,059 all purpose yards and six touchdowns, good for third and fourth on the team, photo by Trfvor Hayes Breaking through the arms of Missouri Western linebacker Leo n Douglas and defensive end Marques Sai- mond running back Mitch Herring moves the ball for the Bearcats. After an injury to starter Xavier Omon, Herring got the start against Western, picking up 134 yards, photo by Trevor Hayes MINNESOTA STATE 24-21 • NEBRASKA-OMAHA 23-28 • TRUMAN STATE 17-0 • MISSOURI WESTERN 31-21 • MISSOURI SOUTHERN 38-13 • EMPORIA STATE 14-0 • WASHBURN H load of SUSPENSE m manages to slip into playoffs after season. season that started out with high expectations ended with the Bectcats the legs of Xovier Omon that gave problems to their defense. Omon finished ly sliding into the Southwest Region ' s final playoff spot. the game with 102 yards on 27 carries. he ' Cots conlrolled their own destiny coming into econd half of the year. The team would suffer a i defeat to ihe eventual conference champions hburn, and o thumping at the hands of rival Pitt " We watched film on them and we knew what they were going to do, " Gunn said. " We just couldn ' t stop him. " The ' Cots had no time to celebrate. The seventh ranked University of Nebroska-Omoho Mavericks were waiting for them. Head coach Mel Tjeerdsma told his team ofter the game that it was a hard fought gome but things were not going to get any easier for the team. Tjeerdsma said he would hold off judgment on whether or not it was a good idea to schedule such two tough opponents until the season was over. " This may be the toughest football team (UNO) that we play all season, " Tjeerdsma said. " Ask me in November. " The Bearcats returned home to battle Truman State to open the conference season and the right to hold onto the " Hickory Stick, " the longest traveling trophy in NCAA Division II football. The ' Cots offense struggled to put points on the board, but the defense rose to the occasion to post shutout against the Bulldogs. Junior defensive lineman Ryan Waters collected 10 tackles including six solo tackles. card, and would lead by a touchdown early in the fourth quarter. Waters also hod career high 2.5 socks and would earn the MIAA defensive )n the next drive, Lomberson found Andre Rector for a 15-yard strike player of the week honors. ed the gome. The ' Cots would not hove time to celebrate as a dote with conference ie teams battled to overtime and the ' Cats defense kept the Mavericks rival Missouri Western awaited them in St. Joseph. le board. The ' Cats then went on to score in their first possession; This time it was senior defensive lineman and MIAA defensive player of nan Tommy Frevert noiled a 39-yard field goal. the year Dove Tollefson ' s turn to shine. Mavericks ' defensive line Jimmie Gunn said after the game that it was Tollefson come up just a half of a sock short of the single game school he ' Cats would need on impressive win in their home game to squeak into the playoffs. he team anxiously watched on Sunday after the gome to see if they would get the call for the eoson. he ' Cats faced an uphill battle to start off the Dn with back-to-back rood gomes against two 1 teams. 3r the first game of the year the team traveled to koto, Minnesota to face a tough Minnesota State jrsity-Monkato team. he ' Cats faced o hostile house, with the crowd ] the largest for the Mavericks since the 1994 an. lie ' Cats special teams scored first in the season. alkner recovered a blocked punt and ran five i for the touchdown. alkner again got the Beorcots on the board with •yord reception from Josh Lomberson. " le Mavericks then put 21 unanswered points on In the pocket Josh Lamberson drops back to make a throw during the Centennial Bowl. Lamberson passed for 120 yards with a touchdown and picked up 53 yards and an- other touchdown on the ground, photo by Trevor Hayes 154 155 L MISSOURI 31-21 • PIHSBURG STATE 56-35 • SOUTHWEST BAPTIST 49-14 • ANGELO STATE 45-14 • NORTH ALABAMA 25-24 • GRAND VALLEY 17-21 • MIAA 7-2 • OVERALL 13-4 continued from previous page. record for sacks in a gome, set in 1995. Tollefson buried Western quarter back The ' Cats had no time to worry about the loss. A tough Central M Michael Burton four times and record six tackles. Western only mustered 99 team was coming in the next week. Team leader Josh Lamberson told hi: yards through the air and 234 total yards. Tollefson also blocked a punt. He the time is now. said it was something he had been practicing. This was a playoff game, " Lamberson said. " I told the team our pi " We worked on it all week, " Tollefson said. " I just threw the swim move start this week. " and it was like I saw the white light and it was there. " The game was close through out with the ' Cots clinging to a three The big question mark coming into the game was the ' Cats offense. The lead after a touchdown by Central with just under five minutes to go week before against Truman running back Xavier Omon left the game and did not dress for the game against Western. Senior running bock Mitch Herring got the coll. Herring punished the Griffon defense for 134 yards on the ground and caught three passes and a touchdown. Lamberson also had a good day throwing three touchdowns on the day. The next week the ' Cats returned home and this time the defense found the end zone for the first time with an 87 yard interception return for a touchdown by Quinten Womack. Xavier Omon returned to the line up but only rushed the ball 11 times racking up 53 yards and a score. As it turned out the ' Cats did not need to rely on Omon as quarterback Josh Lamberson threw three touchdown passes for the second game in a row. The next week the ' Cots went on their final road game of the regular season to Emporia State. This time again the ' Cats offense struggled to put points on the board. It was the defense that posted the second shut out of the season. The defense forced six turnovers. A Northwest defense had not posted two shut outs in season since the 1984 season. Up next for the Bearcats was undefeated Washburn, who was coming off overtime win against Pitt Stale. The ' Cols would blow opportunities in the gome losing w Suddenly stopping to make a cut wide reciever Kendall Wright looks for a seam in the defense. Wright had three punt returns and a kick return against Missouri Southern for 31 yards with a long of 16 yards on this punt return, photo b Trevor Hayes game, . The ' Cats needed to hold onto the ba|g vvere going to win the gome. The offense fourth down and a yard to go near the middle- field. Omon got the call and converted to kei drive alive Again from the 35-yard line the ' Cats another fourth down. The Mule defense keyec Omon leaving tight end Mike Peterson open stri down the middle of the field for the touchdo A less than a minute left putting the game out of for Central. | Josh Lamberson had a career high 378i passing and three touchdowns. i LJp next was the much anticipated Fall (j against Pitt State. Head coach Mel Tjeerdsm more was on the line than any of the three p] meetings at Arrowhead. j The ' Cats were crushed under an of; onslaught by the Gorillas. The teams playoff were in jeopardy and it was a must win Southwest Baptist in the final game of the sea The ' Cots got their season high 49 po pounding Southwest Baptist. Omon had llij in the first quarter and Lamberson had two | touchdowns and two through the air. [ Tjeerdsma said the win was much needed fo a heartbreaker. With less than two minutes left in the game Xavier Omon tied into the playoffs. , the game pending the extra point with an 1 1 -yard touchdown run. " This is just what the doctor ordered for us, " Tjeerdsma said. " We r The Ichabods got the ball back and with seven seconds to go in the gome some success. We hove to really feel good. We don ' t want to limp kicked a 27-yard field goal snapping a 12-game home winning streak, the wanted to have some momentum. " second longest in school history. Writer | Dennis Sharkey Designer | Brent Cha| Eyes searching for a hole wide receiver An- A step ahead, wide receiver Kendall Wright On a blitz safety Kelly Williams stops WashburfU ' dre Rector gains some extra yards after his outruns Lions safety Blake Martin. Wright ning back Trent Hearn in his tracks. Williams 1 1 " ' catch. Rector became one of the focal points picked up a 24-yard touchdown after break- Bearcats with 10 total tackles against Washbun ' ' f ' of the Bearcats offense catching 97 balls for ing Martin ' s tackle, photo by Trevor Hayes picking up an assisted sack, photo by Trevor Hayes I J 1,297 yards, photo by Trevor Hayes at bay, Missouri Southern safety Dennis Johnson armed by running back Xavier Omen on a 20-yard down pass. OnxKi scored twice against the Lions packing up S3 yards rushing and 23 yards through the imited action, photo by Trewr Hoyes Just barely caught, nose tackle Kyle Kaiser pulls Truman quarterback Jonathan Duffy down for a small gain. Kaiser ' s five tackles against the Bulldogs added to his season total of 74. making him third on the team, photo by Trevor Hayes SISBHin BEARCAT STADIUM IBHBSBSSl . Football Front Row: Myles Burnsides, Troy Matthews. Lance Butler. Derek Garrett, Diezeas Calbert. Scott Provaznik, E.J. Hawkins, Brant Gregg, Zach Sherman, Cody Denton, Matt Nelson, Brandon Clayton. LaRon Council, Jon Eilertsen, Caleb Obert, Jake Petersen, Joe Schroeder and Tommy Frevert. Row 2: Kendall Wright, Quinten Womack, Pue Leao. Sydney Brisbane, Mi- chael Conley, Luke Bengtson, Zach Chambers, Joel Osborn, Dustin Conard, Kenny Surber, Bret Buckridge, Michael Keenan, Darcell Clark. Evan Wilmes, Chris Termini, Dray Johnson and Keelen Green. Row 3: Richard Cronk, Kyle Westphall, Ryan Harrison. Eric Goudge. Travis Mason, Curt Lessman, Adam Dorrel, Bart Tatum, Mel Tjeerdsma. Scott Bostwick, Richard Wright, Will Wagner, Matt Karleskint. Chad Bostwick. Troy Tysdahl, Chad Speer, Steve Morrison and Tony Glover. Row 4: Mitch Herring, Daren Roberts. Kelly Wil- liams, Brandon Rogers, Keith Holden, Eric Hoyt, Heath Finch, Steve Williams, Dave Tollefson. Jordan Wilcox, Andre Rector, Josh Lamberson. Pat Whitt, Jeff Netolicky and Tony Gianquento. Row 5: Jared Kenealy, Dan Terry. Nathaniel Ebel, Joe Holtzclaw. Greg Applegate. Ron Everline. E.J. Falkner, Ramsey Atieh, Luke Mroz, Gerrit Hane, Jared Meyerkorth, Tyler Martin, Brandon Pratt. Jeff Colter and Matt Estep. Row 6: Luke Buntz, Travis Grosshans. Sean Paddock, Gabe Lickteig. Eric Shafer, Raphael Robinson, Josh Gannan, Caleb Dohrman, Xavier Omon, Tommy Miller. Ben Harness. Ryan Waters, Kyle Kaiser, Jared Erspamer and Josh Maschmeier. Row 7; Keenan Spight. Joah Beagley, Gabe Frank. Trey Simeone, Adam Schroeder, Cody Lanus. Tyler Roach, Jake Jenkins, Kurt Bertels, Kyle Johnson. Josh Mathews, Mike Peterson, Ross Hastert and Kollin Spight Back Row: Reid Kirby, Justin Knox, Matt Heus, Brett Harding, Javen Spire, Tom Pestock, Drew Butler. Dallas Flynn, Jon Goss. Cody Camp- bell. Brett Groziger and Josh Drewes. Running bock Xavier Omon drags Gorilla safety Jeremy Neville with him for his longest gain of the day, a 16-yard scamper into PSU territory. Omon carried the ball 17 times for 71 yards, a 4.2 yard average, with two scores, photos by Trevor Hayes In mid-release, quarterback Josh Lamber- son fires a bullet dowm the field. A week after pass- ing for his career high, Lamberson threw for eight yards less with a total 370 passing yards and three touchdovsTi passes, photos by Trevor Hayes Surrounded by Gorilla ddenderswide ' en Rafod Robinson spins away from saf J ' Neville. Robinson ' s one catch for 18 yvdt I ' set up the ' Cats ' second touchdown, photo f- Hayes Telling his team not to be discouraged after the ganie Head coach Mel Tjeerdsnia encourages them to keep improving. Tjeerdsnia told the Bearcats they had nothing to be ashamed of after their 5 35 loss during the Fall Classic, photo try Trevor Hayes I rapped IN ng offense topples Bearcat defense. i hype surrounding the Fall Classic IV may have not pitted the top nked teams, but more was on the line than any of the three previous I in Kansos City. th teoms come into the game, needing a win to keep playoff hopes Aote than likely the loser of the game would spend the playoffs at not playing. )rthwest ' s playoffs hopes were dampened by the Gorilla ' s offense lit up the scoreboard for eight touchdowns on the way to a 56-35 )ing of the Bearcats. Germaine Race came off a 300 yard gome on the ground the week before to put up 180 yards and two touchdowns. The Gorillas jumped out to o 42-14 lead at the half and never looked bock. Head coach Mel Tjeerdsma said the team hod never experienced on offensive attack like the one they sow from the Gorillas and his team ' s defense had no answer for the Pitt State halfback. " I think everybody has had trouble stopping Germaine Race, " Tjeerdsma said. " We didn ' t tackle him. They did a great job up front. They really hammered us off the ball. " Since 1994 that ' s probably the first time we have been ' the mark, wide receiver Andre Rec- a pais slip by him for an incompletion iute comerback Man Sauber applies ;. Rector had a good day against the hauling in 13 passes for 200 yards and Jown. photo by Trevor Hayes manhandled like that in a half. We dug ourselves a big hole, " The Bearcat defense not only had trouble stopping the Gorilla running attack, the ' Cots secondary got torched on some big pass ploys like the 52-yard touchdown strike by Andy Majors to Bryan Pray, one of his two touchdown catches on the day. He finished the day with five grabs for 114 yards. Majors completed over 70 percent of his passes for 228 yards and three touchdown passes. ' Cots defensive end Dave Tollefson said the defense had trouble getting to Majors and not wrapping up Race. " When you look bock at every gome this year and see when we stopped a team running the ball we get socks, " Tollefson said. " Race is going to break tackles, but you hove to limit that with good tackling. I saw too many guys bouncing off when we had an opportunity to get him. " Majors didn ' t drop back and he rolled out almost everytime, and it ' s tough for a guy with that otheticism, to chase him down. " Despite the rough start the ' Cots defense made some adjustments at half-time and the offense tried to mount a comeback. Andre Rector hod a career day with 13 catches, 200 yards and a touchdown. Xovier Omon ran the boll 17 times for 71 yards and two touchdowns and also caught a touchdown. Josh Lamberson was 38 yards away from reaching his career best with 340 yards through the air and three scores. Tjeerdsma said that he was proud of his team ' s effort and didn ' t think they ever lost the fight in them despite the fact of being down so early. " I ' m proud of the way our team responded at holftime, " Tjeerdsma said. " I don ' t think anybody out there con say our team quit. " I appreciate our fans. They stayed right there and that ' s not always true. " Writer | Dennis Sharkey Designer | Ashlee Mejio 158 159 Arms wrapped ordund the ball, defensiv i Totlefion stops W hbum running back Trent ' linebacker Jared Erspaioer ' s help. Deiiite lo f Ichabo . Tollefeson and the Cat defense alio ' total rushing yards, photo by Trevor Hayes . ' s : Hv r (.frr f(ft Dragged by Central quarterback Toby Kor- rodi, defensive end R an Waters records one of his two sacks against the Mules. Waters ' two sacks for 17 yards added to the Bearcat ' s six for 42 yards, which helped limit a normally impressive Mule running game to just 19 yards. Sandwiched by defensive end Dave Tollefson and linebacker Jarcd Erspamer, Truman quarterback Michael Long is brought down. Tollefson and Erspamer ' s play kept the Bulldog running game in check, limiting it to 26 yards on 25 carries while being shutout. In a disappointing performance, left end Ryan Waters hunts down Pittsburg State running back Caleb Farab. Waters registered four tackles with one for-loss despite the ' Cats giving up 292 yards on the ground, photos by Trevor Hayes Dynamic DEFENSE jII rush from Bearcat front four keeps team alive. tense won championships, and ihe Bearcats ' defense helped 3ts to o winning season. iving a good defense storted up front closest to the ball. The ive line was the anchor of a defense that had two shutouts, ling that hadn ' t happened he 1984 season. i ' Cats got off to a slow n the year not playing their igoinst good Minnesota onkclo team, but pulled : overtime win. i next week the defense out flat ogoinst the seventh I University of Nebrosko- and found themselves 21-0 early in the second r. The defense again d down holding the ricks to only seven points second half but falling just 1 o 28-23 loss. 5 turning point for the live line came in the third of the season when the elurned home ond got the first of their two shutouts of the seoson to step up. " it Truman. The defense then followed that up with two strong For his efforts against Truman State Waters received the MIAA Tiances against Missouri Western and Missouri Southern. The Defensive Player of the Week and Tollefson followed up the next ;e got their second shutout at Emporio State. week with the award for his performance against Missouri Western. ley dominated, no doubt, " head coach Mel Tjeerdsmo soid. Steve Williams was also selected for the Las Vegas All-American 1st Missouri Southern and Missouri Western they really forced Classic game, je and got after the quarterback. " Writer | Dennish Sharkey Designer j Brent Chappelow Defensive end Ryan Waters joins the Bearcats sacl party against Cen- traJ as he brings down quarterback Toby Korrodi. Waters finished the game with two saclcs for 17 yards in the Bearcats ' 31-21 Homecoming win over the Mules, pholo by Trevor Hoyes Defensive end Dave Tollefson led the team with nine sacks, and was second in tackles for loss with nine for 48 yards. Tollefson ' s breakout game came against rival Missouri Western on the road. Tollefson was a half of a sack short of tying the school record for sacks in o game with 4.5 socks. He also had four tackles for a loss in the game. Defensive end Ryan Waters, who became o starter after backing up Tollefson last year, also had a strong year. Waters was second on the teom in socks with seven and led the ' Cots with 12 tackles for loss for 52 yards. Waters credited the dominating ploy on the inside of the line to his ond Tollefson ' s success on the outside. He said their ploy hod given him good opportunities. " We haven ' t been healthy all year, but we had a solid rotation going in, " Waters said. " He demands double teams and it creates opportunities for us. " " All summer I worked my rear off to get good, " Waters said. " Playing with players like Steve(Williams), Dave(Tollefson), Dallas(Flynn) and Kyle(Kaiser), I felt like I hod 160 161 Out of running room, Prtt. State quarterback Andy Majors is sandwiched by linebacker Heath Rnch and left end Ryan Waters. The Bearcat D had their way with Majors, forcing him to throw four interceptions, photo by Trevor Hayes Ready to meet North Alabama linebacker Ed V lliamson, running back Xavier Omon charges hard into traffic. Omon picked up his fifth straight lOO yard performance with his 107 yards against the Lions, photo by Trevor Hayes 9 With a major running lane, running back Xavier Omon takes advantage of good blocking against Washburn. Omon rattled off 166 yards and two scores as the Bearcats avenged one of their regular season losses, photo by Trevor Hayes I oadWARRIORS m sets new record with four road successes in postseason. eod coach Mel Tjeerdsmo and his team anxiously wailed on selection 3y for the announcement of the playoff bracket. lony were not sure the ' Cats hod enough to get the call from the selection litlee. With only six spots in the Southwest Region it would be hard for a with three losses to get in. 18 ' Cats received the sixth spot and would head out on the road to Texas gin journey to the National Championship gome. le ' Cats defense came out of the gates on fire, but it was the Bearcat ' s big guns on offense that put Angelo State on the , resulting in a 45-14 win for the Bearcats. luorterback Josh Lamberson threw for 258 yards in 1 8 leNons and two touchdown passes to wide receiver Rector, but it was the ground game that kept the e rolling. le ' Cats rumbled for 241 yards on the ground. Running Xavier Omon led the way with 225 yards and two downs. )ffensively that ' s what we wanted to do, " Omon said, come out and hit them in the mouth right away. " igelo State Head Coach Dole Corr said the ' Cats 9 attack was so good that they didn ' t need to throw ill that much. think they have great chemistry between their running and their offensive line, " Corr said. " They just kept ing tackles on us. " ext up for the ' Cots was Washburn, a team that had iy beaten the ' Cats at home in the regular season. e defense would come out playing on the same high IS they did at Angelo State. e defense mode key stops on third and fourth down and gave the west offense the ball in Washburn territory on the first three possessions. -Qts ' offense scored on oil three and ultimately won, 42-32. mberson threw for 311 yards and four touchdowns including one to Rector who also racked up 1 10 yards on seven catches. Xavier Omon led the Washburn defense for 166 yards and two scores, ext up for the ' Cots was the team thot hod handed the Cots one of their osses ever. In order for the team to advance it would hove to go through igle at Pitt Stale. Poised to fire quarter back Josh vin drops back during the playoff Pitt. State. Lamberson ' s perfor- vas consistent, throwing for 225 yards ' touchdowns. With the final strike ime, Mke Peterson celebrates his 57- Jchdown receptkjn. Peterson caught for 109 yards during the game . On free safety Tyier Martin makes a pJay, down North Alabama wide receiver f " untain. As a backup, Martin recorded cWes and a bk)ck. photos by Trevw Hoyts Tollefson said it was a challenge the team was looking lo take head on, " To be the best, you ' ve go to beat the best, " Tollefson said. The ' Cots defense was up to the challenge and put up one of the best performances of the season holding the high powered rushing attack of the Gorilla ' s to just 82 yards. The defense also picked off quarterback Andy Majors four times. None bigger than the pick in the end zone by safety Kelly Williams as the Gorillas were going into score. " I really didn ' t see the boll until it was about two-feet in front of me, " Williams said. " I wos looking at the wide receiver running the post and it just fell into my lap. " The biggest play of the game came from Mike Peterson. With about nine minutes left in the game, the ' Cats were clinging to a four-point lead when Lamberson found Peterson over the middle. Peterson outran the defense for a 57-yard touchdown that put the game away, 21-10. " We ran the some ploy before that and I was open, " Peterson said. " Luckily I was open again, and I had to turn on the jets there at the end. " Lamberson said after the gome the team enjoyed playing the underdog role and encouraged others to keep picking against the ' Cats. He also said being on the road had brought the team closer together. " It ' s a team, it really is, " Lamberson said. " It ' s more of a brotherhood than anything else. An opportunity is all you can ask for and we have been blessed to receive it. " The ' Cots would roll into Alabama to take on the Southeast Regional Champion University of North Alabama. The ' Cots would not dominate offensively in the first half, but the defensive force was able to keep the team in the gome. A last minute touchdown cotch by freshman redshirt Raphael Robinson brought the Bearcats up to a score of 25-24, beating North Alabama with just 23 seconds remoining in the game. Writer | Dennis Sharkey Designer j Brent Chappelow Ce ebroting their last second 25-24 victory over North Alabama, quarter back Josh Lamberson hugs head coach Mel Tjeerdsma as they walk to the post-game press conference. The win gave the Bearcats four straight road playoff wins and a bid to the national championship as a six seed, both feats were firsts, photo 6 Trevor Ho es 162 163 from left: On a SCreCfl pass, Grand Valley wide receiver Brandon Langston runs past strong safety Chris Termini for a score. The touchdown put Grand Valley on top for good. Fully stretched out wide receiver Raphael Robinson snags the a pass out of the air on the last play of the game. Robinson came out of the end zone tx) make the catch, but was stopped at the Grand Valley four-yard line. Plowing through tacklers tight end Mike Peter- son chugs toward the end zone. Peterson ' s nine catch, 150 yard performance put him at number five in championship game records, and first for a tight end. photos by Trevor Hayes Desoeration TOSS Team falls short of third national championship title in closing seconds of tight game. j The movie-script finish in place, Bearcat quarterback Josh Lamberson I didn ' t have any doubts. " j lined his team up on the Grand Valley State 22-yard line. After a 3-yard sack The ' Cats either led or were tied with the Lakers until about four and hai on the play before, the ' Cats immediately called a time out to regroup. One minutes left in the fourth quarter. Grand Valley completed nine-play 82-ya(; second glimmered on the clock and Lamberson ' s team was ready. drive that put them ahead 21 -17. | fHe hiked the ball, and dropped back. Pressure The ' Cats were kept in the game by Lombej forced him to his right, and then he saw an open £ C il " " " ! ° " " ' ' S ' " " ' Peterson, Peterson hod man. Last week ' s hero, receiver Raphael Robinson stood alone in the end zone, Lamberson let the ball fly, but it was short, Robinson came out and got the boll, but a swarm of blue jerseys pulled him down, four yards short. The ' Cats movie was over. The Lakers won, 21-17. Most teams that make the trip to the national championship game take a path, but none have had one longer than the Bearcats. In fact the ' Cats had accomplished something no team hod ever done before. No team had ever gone on the road four straight weeks in route to a berth in the game for NCAA Division II su- premacy. In all four games the ' Cats were an underdog and this game was no different. The number one ranked Lakers stood in the way of the ' Cats com- pleting the magical season. The Lakers came into the game undefeated and fresh off a walloping of East Stroudsburg in the semi-finals. The team faced an uphill battle if it were to capture the schools third National Championship In total shock, left end Ryan Waters sNs on the bench crying after a 21-17 loss in the national championship game against Grand Valley. Usually an impact player for the Bearcat defense, Waters only recorded one assisted tackle during the game as the Lakers totaled 337 yards of total offense, photo by Trevor Hayes career high 150 yards on nine catches and tfi games first touchdown. Lamberson who set a championship gam record with 49 pass attempts and a record 3 completions got the ball with 85 yards to go t win the game. Lamberson moved the ' Cats down to th Grand Valley 22-yard line before facing the fmol fourth down of the year. The ' Cats hod c ready converted two long third downs and fourth down on the drive. " Our backs were against the wall and they v been against the wall most of the year, and we ' v responded, " Lamberson said. " He (Robinso caught it and it was a great catch. Unfortunate It was just too short. " After the game Tjeerdsma said that all olon he had a strong belief in his team and th( were the closest group of guys that he had ev coached. He said the Bearcats hod some magical moments in Florenc Ala., before but it was the heart of his team that had him believing. " I believed we were going to win and that didn ' t have anything to c Head Coach Mel Tjeerdsma said his confidence in the team was high with the times we had been here before, " Tjeerdsma said. " It had to do w throughout the game. the guys we had on our sideline. I knew if we didn ' t win we would go dov " I can ' t tell you how proud I am of our football team, " Tjeerdsma said, " I battling felt like we were going to win the gome until they got into the end zone, but Writer j Dennis Sharkey Designer j Brent Chappelo Dragging down Grand Valley quarterback Cul- len Rnnerty, right end Dave Tollefson and lineback- er Ben Harness try to slow Grand Valley ' s nationally ranked offense. Harness led the defense with seven tackles and twrt) for a loss, photo by Trevor Hay Set for STRUGGLE Young team thrives on consistency and tradition. The perfect pass, a nice set and a kill for game point. Tfie Bearcat volleyball team defeated Southwest Baptist and Missouri Southern in two of their last three season games in an effort to reach postseason play, but were eliminated after Pittsburg State won. " A lot of these kids are the kids that came in with me and knew they had a big mountain to climb and we ' re just now getting to the peak, " head coach Lori Dejongh-Slight said. " We haven ' t gotten there yet, but we ' ve started getting into the snow, before we were down in the valley. " After losing to Pittsburg State in the lost week of the season, the Bearcats were left in a situation where they had to win against Southwest Baptist and Missouri Southern. The Bearcats succeeded in doing so, but Pitt State ' s win eliminated the ' Cats from the conference tournament. " Everybody in our conference is a good game, " hitter Sarah Trowbridge said. " We always play good against good teams and other teams that aren ' t, we kind of play down to their level. We just hove to be really positive on the court and keep the team focused for every point. " Players contributed some of their season losses to tough match ups and loss of mental concentration. Slight said the team just took it one day at a time. " I ' ve got phenomenal team. Our record maybe doesn ' t reflect that, but ten of our losses have come from nationally ranked teams being in and out of our conference, " Slight said. " The MIAA is, I would soy, one of two of the best volleyball conferences in the country. " Trowbridge, Rachel Spensley, Molly Tryon and Molly Honkinssi ' of their main obstacles in the season was digging themselves into a the beginning of games and not always being able to dig their v c up. i j " Sometimes when you get a run of errors you kind of get timid c! bock when you really need to attack the ball because that ' s what ' ] to pull you out of the hole, " Spensley said. Slight also said the team had unity, athleticism, communicati talent. The only thing lacking was the record to prove it. ] " I think our biggest weakness is not having a tradition, " Slight s- build a volleyball tradition you need to have people who come do it over and over. We ' re not repeating the same good things o over; we get glimpses of it. Putting a string of wins together and that consistency from practice to the matches is something that we continue to improve on. " Both coaches and players described the season as o learning which everybody grew and worked well as a team. " Everything we ' ve done we ' ve taken a step forward, we ' ve name for ourselves in the region. You don ' t come into the MIAA from the bottom to the top, it ' s a three to four year process, " Slight soi look back at football they did it, women ' s basketball they did it Ev is a learning curve. " Writer | Megan Crawford Designer | Poulc Frtshman Annie Rice, ittempts to bring the Cats back out from the whok they dug themselves in a 1-3 )o» to Prttsburj St te. The Bearcats defeated the Go- riRas in their first match of the game but couldn ' t keep up and kist the last three, photo by Trevor Hayes Rachel Spensley gets low and digs one of 15 for her total against Pittsburg State. Spensly and her teammates played the season with a learning curve, pfioto by Trevor Hayes r fsSOURI SOUTHERN TOURN. 3-1 MISSOURI WESTERN TOURN. 2-2 • FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1-3 • SAINT LEO 1-3 • TAMPA 1-3 • EMPORIA STATE 1-3 • WASHBU NEBRASKA-OMAHA 0-3 • HENDERSON STATE TOURN. 3-1 • EMPORIA STATE 0-3 WASHBURN 0-3 » CENTRAL MISSOURI STATE 3-1 • MISSOURI WEST 166 167 Sarah Trowbridge shows what head coach Lori De- Jongh-Slight means by " our team jumps extremely well and that makes us seem very powerful. " Trowbridge went up for the hit against Pittsburg State in their last conference match up of the season, photo by Trevor Hayes Volleyball Front Row: Tina Cipolta, Katie Stilwell. Molly Hankins and Annie Rice. Row 2; Katie Smithart, Ashley Mitchell, Sarah Trowbridge, Nicole Wojtowicz, Mandy Tryon and Nicole Downs. Back Row: Andrea King, Rachel Spensley, Amy Bohnker, Stephanie Demi, Mackenzie Heston, Lauren Cummings and head coach Lori Dejohgh-Slight. ( L MISSOURI STATE 0-3 • MISSOURI WESTERN 2-3 TRUMAN STATE 0-3 • UPPER IOWA 3-1 PinSBURG STATE 1-3 SOUTHWEST BAPTIST 3-0 MISSOURI SOUTHERN 3-2 HRI WESTERN 3-0 • TRUMAN STATE 0-3 PIHSBURG STATE 1-3 SOUTHWEST BAPTIST - ' MISSOURI SOUTHERN STATE - SOUTH DAKOTA - MIAA • ' OVERALL - • I Success throuah sacrifice i from left Intently working on her computer, April Miller edits a paper during a littte fr-ee time. Giving the Hot Stove report, Zach Weston discusses the days activities at MLB ' s winter meetings on KZL back in class. Josh Lamberson laughs at a joke his teacher made about steroid use in athletics, photos Trevor Hoyes j Athletes balance sports and school. J The sun drooped lower and its soft golden Hall. She needed a CPR dummy for o presentation rays, sparkling on the snow, cascaded through the the next time her class met. She knew a funeral would office window onto the form of quarterback Josh force her to miss classes the next day and when she Lamberson. got back in town she would have practice, so she Lamberson, his back-up Josh Mathews, receiver had to take core of the errand early. Miller found Raphael Robinson and Offensive Coordinator Bart herself making sure things were taken care of early latum focused on the television, looking for any more often. The season hod started. She had to weaknesses they could exploit in the University of manage her time. North Alabama ' s defense. She entered Martindale Hall and proceeded to " You con moke that ploy, " Tatum said in a barely the offices, not totally sure where she was headed, audible Texan grunt. Soon she found herself talking basketball, following " Yep, " Lamberson coolly replied. closely behind a physical education instructor. Once As the sun sank, Lamberson ' s day neared the she received the large blue bag with the little Anne, halfway mark. Practice on the icy field, team meetings, the woman bid her goodbye following with " Will and studying still laid before him. Lamberson filled a very unique position as a Bearcat student athlete. He and two other athletes held 4.0 GPAs, a big accomplishment for any student, let alone an athlete. Joining him with flawless grades were women ' s basketball guard April Miller and baseball pitcher Zach Weston. Lamberson, a senior, never hod 4.0 GPA before college. Although he made good grades in high school, he wasn ' t necessarily one of the top students. Unlike Miller who graduated as the salutatorion on an 11 point scale or Weston, who graduated as valedictorian and the only 4.0 in his school. Lamberson just always knew he needed to excel in his academics as well as on the field. " A lot of it came from my parents, " he said. " They taught me school is important and if you do well in school you will succeed in life. I never started with the 4,0 in mind, it ' s just kind of icing on the cake. " GO The Bearcat ' s game against William Jewell dominated Miller ' s day. After finishing classes, she made her way over the slick and snowy sidewalks from her business class in Golden Hall to Martindale you be home much over the break? " Sifting through papers April Miller concentrates on a few assign- ments while she has the time, p ioto by Trevor Hoyes " Not really, " Miller replied. I " Oh, you ' ll be in Hawaii won ' t you? " thev said. " Will you be home at all? " " Just Christmas Day, with the family, " Milk turning and heading bock down the stairs tow ' car and an afternoon of studying and waiting game. " Well good luck, " the woman called oftei Miller, sophomore in eligibility but o ju i credit hours, was used to the rigorous scheduli ' basketball spanning two semesters, and gome Wednesday night once conference play storti possibility of missing a lot of class always exist top of gomes; weight lifting, running, drills an-j team events gobbled up her time. j " There ' s a lot of time you wish you wouldr ' i to be on time to practice or go lift and just j ' home, " she said. " It eats up a lot of your soc but I know if I wont to be on the team, I need ( oo Weston was working to get back to ' status. A pitcher with a bock injury served no c) the ' Cats boeball team. So Weston sat deefi: the Lamkin Activity Center in the trainer ' s roorr ' i the clock read 1:45 p.m. Weston hod finis i physical therapy work and waited for the re.) ' day to begin. With classes over, and only s segment on the radio at 5 p.m., he knew the no point in leaving Lamkin before practice ' ' and he got to watch the others hone their skil As the two trainers helped a few of tho athletes in the room, Weston found a helium L He took the balloon in his teeth, ripped o sm ' f in it and then inhaled some of the gas. " See it freezes your vocal cords and ' C your voice go up, " he proclaimed, in a voioJ octaves higher than his own. " You try it Beth. " No, " Beth, another athlete in the room, sfl i not hard, " Weslon said, as the helium started off. ook onother long drag. fun, " he said, in on even higher voice than 3S the rest of the training room exploded in ton knew the importance of being able to 1 and cut loose. He said his dedication to vork ond on-the-field commitments were vital ccess. Weston, like Miller and Lomberson, were like jobs, and an escape become just necessity as practice and studying. really important to hove a good strong an of friends around, to give you that break, rage you and when you ' re feeling like crop e Oh get up, if nothing else come to Wal- ih us, " he said. " Baseball, they pretty much you as long as you con go and as for as take it physically. The whole day you ' re just 3eat down physically and then you go to :i you ' re getting beat down mentally. " ton ' s friends helped pull him up at times was down, but he knew in order to keep his p ond put in the effort on the field he hod to Most times that sacrifice was his social life, ould do what he could to succeed. • ' ig on athlete period, you hove to be self- 1 ' he soid. 1 oo erson spread out, claiming Tatum ' s couch. and engrossed himself in more film. To succeed on the field, he hod to be a student of the gome, but today he needed to concentrate on being one off- the-field with a 14-page paper and a 5 p.m. deadline looming. During the half hour after his 11 a.m. class he studied film while eating his everyday staple, a sack lunch. Then he moved into the football Graduate Assistants ' office to claim a free computer and put the finishing touches on his paper. GA ' s Tony Glover and Chad Speer sot in the room, and immediately asked Lomberson about his paper. Glover sot at o laptop scrolling up and down over his paper while Speer watched reclining against his desk. " You got it done yet? " Glover asked hurredly scrolling on his computer, " Not quite, " Lomberson said, making a face. " How much you still got to do? " Speer said. ' " Just the title. " Glover immediotely wheeled his choir to where Lomberson sat as the quarterback opened the document. Glover started to speak again, but Lomberson cut him off noticing Joel Osborn, the third-string quarterback, leaving Tatum ' s office where Lomberson ' s lunch sock still sot. " Did you eat my Star Crispies? " he said. " I only took the one, but it wos good, " Osborn responded. " Well you can thank my mom, " Lomberson said turning bock to Glover, the paper and (he text boot in his lap. ffom top Quickly finishing a 14-page paper before class. Josh Lamberson and Tony Glover talk about the exact requirements. Zoc l Weston takes a few moments to read his Bible in the athletic trainer ' s room, while waiting for baseball practice to start, photos by Trevor Hoj-es continued on next page. continued from previous page. Lomberson admitted he had slacked a little on this paper, procrastinated too much. Lomberson and the other athletes agreed time management was a big key to keeping everything siroight. " It ' s tough to stay motivated, because I ' m a senior, " he said. " Early on it v os easy. I think a lot of guys fall into the trap of good time management skills. They push it back and push it back until tomorrow and then tomorrow comes. " Leslie Spalding, Director of the Talent Development Center, which runs the Student Athlete Success Program, knew what being a student athlete meant. When the program started in 1988, she began as the director and helped foster the progrom from needing a fulltime staff to only needing a GA. The program worked with professors, coaches and the athletes to make sure the athletes were not falling behind in their studies. " Being a student athlete is a full-time job, " she said, " Being a student is a full-time job. They ore constantly making trade-offs. You don ' t get to pick what you are doing this weekend. You don ' t get to be sick. " oo Weston ' s bock must have been hurting. His face showed it. After a few lunge drills sweat dripped down his face and over the wrinkles from the grimace he wore as yet another lunge drill started. In an hour he would be in Wells Hall reporting on KZLX for the Weekend Sports Kickoff show and being made fun of for being a die-hard St. Louis Cardinals fan by the rest of the staff. He would receive his ribbing after giving the Hot Stove report, talking about baseball ' s winter meetings. But first the sophomore broadcasting major would have to make it through off-season workouts from left: Limited to weight and agilNy work by a back injury, Zach Weston watches his fellow pitchers warm up during baseball practice. During a training session Zach Weston rehabs his back injury which so he can return to regular practice and get in shape for the upcoming season, photos by Trevor Hayes for Bearcat baseball, only to return immediately after his radio report for more workouts and team running. Tonight would be timed miles and then he could finally go home to study, after not setting foot in his house since he left for his 8 a.m. class. " You just have to work at it as hard as you do your sport, " Weston said. " I ' ve just always been driven. Going back to third grade, I ' ve never even had a B, so I ' ve just always been driven in sports and in the classroom. " oo Miller and teammate Kelli Nelson stepped into Hy-Vee, scanned the food court area and realized they were the first to arrive. Miller was ready for a little fun, she ' d spent the lost two hours studying and doing accounting homework, of course after a little time checking her Facebook. They grabbed their plates and headed to the salad bar. Miller fixed herself a toco and after grabbing a few other items walked with Nelson to an open booth. Miller hod picked up the most recent copy of The Northwest Missounan and she turned to the middle of the sports section, where the women ' s basketball team story. " Read it to me, " Nelson said. Miller cleared her throat and proceeded to read the first few lines, then the two laughed and chatted OS they waited for the rest of their team to show up for the pregame meal. The sun sunk lower in the sky and the blinds of the windows broke the crisp golden rays into long lines of light gently lying across the tables and floor of the little food court. Miller always had a drive to succeed on the court and off. Her drive and competitiveness come from her family. She said they always had high standards for her to meet. She attributed her competitivi the classroom to being an athlete. oo Spalding learned through her work witfi c that they are good at goal setting, they have ex focus and they are strategic thinkers, j " They have a thirst for competition, " she sai( I suspect that as much as they ore all comp they compete most with themselves. " Spalding said their competitive nature t them to their current level and would sprinc them further in life. She believed oil the qualitie: made on athlete successful were the same ihol: make a student successful and would make tfiii great potential employees. " The coaches are very particular aboi gets to wear the green and white, " Spaldin " Not everybody does. You can be a great ' and still not get to ploy here. There ' s a certoirl personality that sort of goes with being a No student athlete and being a class act. " Weston, Miller and Lomberson all kni| keys to accomplishing their goals, Througl the athletes were able to see what their sc could give them. While Weston, like the otfif ' at times wondered what life would be like lifting, practice, road trips and pain, it was we the drawbacks for him. " I think it ' s better to be busy all the time the bored, " he said. " At least you are doing soi constructive. Life ' s not going be full of dov where you con just sit around and play video so it ' s good to learn how to multi-task now. " Writer | Trevor Hoyes Designer | Brent Cho from (o During the dosing minutesagainst William Jewell, April Miller works her way down the court. Trying to maintain her grades, April Miller finishes a little accounting homework before watching some television with friends, phoios by Trevor Hoye ' . Sports . , signals Bearcat sports broadcast to four other towns through network. Sitting in q tiny booth inside Wells Hall, en- gineers for the Bearcat Radio Network were responsible for broadcasting football and bas- ketball games. KXCV in Maryville served as the flagship station for The Bearcat Radio Network, along with five affiliate stations in Missouri; KRNW in Chillicothe, KCXL in Liberty, KNIM in Maryville, KAAN in Bethany and KSFT in St. Joseph. " We feed the Bearcat men and women ' s basketball gomes plus the football gomes to a network of stations, " ploy by play announcer John Coffey said. As the flagship station, KXCV was respon- sible for arranging pre- and post-gome inter- views. Before a broadcast was filled, the station determined how many pre-sold commercials they had room for. The station prerecorded interviews and generic news stories, and the engineers were responsible for airing those at certain times. They were also responsible for fill- ing other time. Engineer Scott fHorvey said the most impor- tant thing about being on engineer was com- municating with affiliates, starting the gome and playing commercial spots. As an engineer, Harvey sat in a booth in Wells Hall and from there he broadcast the games, played commercials when the an- nouncers went to break, connected the games to other stations and gove countdowns to af- filiates. Harvey explained that Coffey warned af- filiates how much time they hod to play o com- mercial by actually stating that they would be cutting to commercial for one minute. Partner stations could either use their own commercials to fill the breaks or they could use KXCV ' s, Harvey said. Another aspect of the Bearcat Network that required a lot of preparation was the reporting side. Joe Ramsey was the sideline reporter for the Bearcat Radio Network for one year. During this time he was able to give reports from the sidelines and provide play-by-play coverage. He provided much of the statistical information. Many students might not realize how much work went into one broadcast. Ramsey said Bearcat Radio Network put together on hour long pre-game show, which included inter- views, before every game. " We put in lot of hard work during the week, " Ramsey said. " We don ' t just go Satur- day to the games and sit down to broadcast. " Ramsey said he worked a couple of hours every day putting together interviews. He also ran a story every Thursday about the team pre- paring for the next week ' s game. " We pride ourselves in having one of the best broadcasts in the MIAA, " Ramsey said. " We hear a lot of compliments. We hear that our broadcast kind of rivals some D-l sports. " Writer | Megan Crawford Designer I Paula Eldred Bearcat Radio Network reporter Matt Gaarder provides play-by-play for the women ' s basketball game against William Jewell. Despite often hectic scheduling. Gaarder and reporter Jon Coffey did everything they could to cover every single game. p io[o by Trevor Hayes BEMltKTS 172 173 In an interview with the head men ' s basketball coach Beaixat Radio Network Reporter talks to Steve Tapf meyer about their win over Graceland University. After every game, whether basketball or football, Coffey did a live on-air interview with the head coach, photo by Trevor Hcyes Sports more from eft. In a tangle of arms, Delta Chi and Sigma Phi Epsilon members fight for the football during the flag-football intramural championship game. All hands in, members of Phi Delta Theta White prepare for the second half of their basketball game against Sigma Phi Epsilon ' s Ep Yours team. Putting up the shot, Carmen Cox of Get Low looks to pass before letting the ball fly. p iotos b) Trevor Hayes Intruamural sports ensure students have a place to compete. He looked in the sky as the boll came toward him, catching the perfect pass, he cradled the foot- ball in his arms, hustling across the field and focusing on the end zone. Seconds before he reached the goal, he felt a tug at his belt. Looking down, he discovered his flag was gone. Even though competition was fierce, this was not a college gome, but a popularly attended intra- mural sport. While 71 teams participated in flag football, there were 43 participating teams for dodgeball and three participants for Poker Fun Run. " Attendance is definitely higher for sports like basketball and football, " said Cody McDowell, graduate assistant to Robert Lade, who was the director of recreational sports. Teams like The Yodas, Get Low, hlombres. Hobo Jobas and the Giants signed up to participate in a variety of individual and team sports. Regular sports like flag football, basketball, volleyball, softball and bowling were offered as com- petitive sports for students. Other sports including poker, table tennis and walleyball were also of- New events for the year included Poker Fun Run, Tennis Doubles, Rocquetboll Sing, Spades .Pitch Fiearts, Rock the Rec, Whiffleball 4x4 and FHome Run Fiitting. While some students chose to participate in only one intramural sport, others participated in a variety of sports offered. " I participated in basketball, softball, and volleyball because it ' s so fun, " Elena Fain said. " And I miss the competition from high school. " continued on next page. Duet Tape ' s Howie Ball drives to the hoop. Bas- ketball drew over 70 teams for both men ' s and women ' s games, p iow by Treror Hayes Celebrating in the cold, Sigma Sigma Sigma players gather on the field. Sigma studi it out through and snow to win the flag4botball championship, photo by Trevor Hayes m- ' mm -mm v- ' C ■y .. %v continued from previous page. While some students competed for fun competition other students felt that intramural sports allowed them to stay active. " I play intromurals because it is fun and entertaining and I miss playing basketball, " Liah Bai- ley said. " I love it, it ' s such a good opportunity for those v ho don ' t hove the opportunity to play at the college level. It is an opportunity to ploy compete and hove fun. " Still others played intromurals to fill the void lost after graduating from high school and step- ping away from the world of competitive sports. " I try and relive my wonderful high school years, " said Megan O ' Riley, a volleyball, softboll and basketball participant. " I think it ' s a really great opportunity and not oil of us wanted to ploy sports professionally or at a higher level. " Intramural sports also gave students experience in not only competition, but officiating as well. Jordan Brown said he liked refereeing basketball because it was easy money and a great experience for his officiating basketball class. Brown also participated in flag football. " It is a good way to keep my competitive spirit olive, " Brown said. The variety of sports offered for intramural activities along with easy team and player sign-ups allowed for a number of different teams to sign up. " It ' s fun, good way if you miss sports, to participate in a competition, " Joke Fain said. " It ' s a great opportunity to ploy and really easy to sign up and participate. " Writer | Megan Crawford Designer | Paulo Eldred As the ball reaches the ground, members of the Delta Chi and After puHing do wn the board. Sydney Lamb of Get U w pushes Thro wing o juke S.gma S.gma Sigma s Sarah i=owler SigmaPhiEpsilonteamsgravitatetoit.-niegamemarkedDeltaChrs the ball down court for another chance to score just before the buzz- tion to socre a touchdown. Fowlers touchdown dunn, fourthstraightintramuralchampionshipwiththeirnarrowwininthe er sounds for the half. TTie courts at the Student Rec Center were mural championship game helped boost Sigma to tne snow, photo by Tre»r H„,es buzzing most nights of the week with acthnty. photo by Trerar Hoyes ' " «™ ' - Hoi-k In the air for a rebound members of Duct Tape ant Life fight for control. By competing in intramural activitit .■ i Ci were able to have some fiin, but they also competed for H W ' intramural champions T-shirt., photo by Trevor Hayes club sparks an interest on campus. ilipped on his face guard, adjusted his jacket and picked up his foil to tor his footwork and blade work. He advanced, lunged, retreated, d, advanced again and thrust his foil forward. He hod just made with his opponent ' s chest and gained one point, fencing in Canada for two and a half years, Zheng Dong moved cing with on epee, one type of fencing sword with a triangular, cross- jlode. He did this for a year-and-o-holf before receiving his instructor ' s te for foil, another type of sword. te 2005, he began searching for University sponsors and by January e had finally formed enough interest from the campus community to incing club. The club offered classes that were not like regular college and were not offered as a credit. a sport you don ' t get to do a whole lot in your life, " Dong said. " The thing is to add an extra chance to see and endure fencing, while □ little diversity in sports. " were posted all over campus for anyone interested in becoming a of o fencing club and paying for fencing classes. James Waltz, Ryan 1 and Justin Priest were some of the students who responded, len I was young I wanted to start fencing but it was never available, " aid. " So when I came to college I wanted to take advantage of the nity. Thus for, I ' ve enjoyed the fencing club and I feel I ' ve benefited he short lime I ' ve been involved. ssled more in the administrative side, Dong did not want to instruct es With experience in fencing, Luke Starnes, who had responded to fliers, volunteered to teach. To participate in the fencing classes students had to pay $75 per trimester along with a small membership fee. The cost of membership was $10 per trimester or $15 per year. Equipment was available for students to check out, but if they had their own equipment they were given a $20 discount. " I fenced a couple of years ago, but I wanted to start fencing again and now I hove my chance, " Priest said. " Fencing is a very fun sport that anyone can ploy. It just takes lessons and practice. The fee is the only downside for it, but it is well worth it, " Other students were simply interested in the idea of a new hobby. " What made me wont to become a member was mostly Hollywood movies, " Sweeton said. " That and as a renaissance man, one must learn all the arts. I feel that my experience in fencing club is a great way to get some exercise. " There were about a dozen students who paid to take the classes offered on Monday and Wednesday nights, Dong said. Dong hoped that someday the club would become port of the curriculum as college credit courses. Dong also said he wanted the program to gain popularity and support and hoped the fencing club could eventually travel and compete against other schools. " We hove some pretty good potential fencers, " Dong said. " We hove some that are toll, slender, quick, short and sneaky, perfect for all three weapons. " Writer | Megan Crawford Designer | Paula Eldred 178 179 for practice, Joe Szymkowjcz and Andrew Yocum take turns advancing toward each ' roils aloft Lessons were held during scheduled evenings in the Station twice a week v]tmngs wtth foil outstretched. Andrew Yocum practices drills at the beginning of his weekly J son. When asked where his fenang interest came from. Yocum said. " Growing up I watched ? steers and Zorro so I thought to mysetf. vvhy not? ' ' photo by Morsho Jennings One-on-one instruction from Fencmg Club presidenc Zlieng Dong brings Alyssa Crawford one step closer to perfect lunging form while Justin Waltz looks on. Dong ' s lesson to correct Crav ord s lunging problem was to find balance on stable ankles. p iotoAlors ia Jennings Green boosters Promotions department strenghtens outreach program. Midnight Madness, the Green House, Bearcat Cub Club and the Notional Girls and Women in Sports Day were just some of many events put on to make fans aware of Bearcat athletics. The University created different promotional events for every sport and each received equal time. Director of Marketing and Athletic Promotions, Kristen Konoske, said football was a lot more visible because of the amount of people that actually came to the games and said football did not need as much promotion as other sports. Promotional activities were created in Konoske ' s office. Konoske had a total of 17 interns in her internship program. Eight of those interns were managers who were in charge of their own sport and came up with that sport ' s promotional activities. Morris White was the manager in charge of football promotions and was also the manager of the student cheering section, the Green House. White said he was primarily in charge of sending out a newsletter to the Green House members, informing them of past and upcoming games and made sure things ran smoothly during games. He said his experience as an intern for Konoske helped him in deciding to pursue a graduate degree in integrative marketing communication. " In a word, " White said. " It is satisf ing. It is an experience that I have learned so much from. I ' ve learned so much from the world of athletic marketing. It ' s a lot of hard work. But if you hove a love for something, especially for sports, then you would definitely love it. " One of the bigger events was the Notional Girls and Women in Sports Day. " It is designed to really get younger girls and women in general more active in athletics, " Konoske said. " Not only at a young level in T-ball and little girls Softball but also all the way up to the collegiate level. " Each of the women ' s sports had a booth set up for one day in the student recreation center. It was an interactive event where kids signed up to participate, free of charge, and were sponsored by the Bearcat Booster Club. All women ' s sports set up a booth. The volleyball team set up a net in the corner of the recreation center and taught the girls how to bump and set. Then the women ' s tennis players taught them how to handle the racket. " The really neat thing is that we did have a couple of little girls come up to us, " Konoske said. " Their mother said we ' ve never thought about the girls playing volleyball but they absolutely loved it. It was their favorite thing here. " The Bearcat Cub Club was another promotional activity at the University. It cost $10 to join and was open to anybody. The children received exclusive invitations to some of the games and were also rewarded with extra megaphones, cups and T-shirts. Northwest Ford also sponsored 15-20 children each year that were considered underprivileged. Area schools let the University know which children would benefit the most from being a part of the club and they received free memberships to the Bearcat Cub Club. " It is really nice because it ' s not always the kids that hove the money that would be the ones that would benefit from being in the club and having that a ssociation with the Bearcats, " Konoske said. One of the things that Konoske noticed when she first started working at the University was that the Bearcat name and paw were not Irodemorked. The paw and the Bearcats name was not trademarked until Jan. 1 . Until then, it was used for anything, anywhere. " We see more people want to produce things with the Bearcat paw on it, but at the same time we needed to be able to protect it because I get requests to put the Bearcat paw on everything for people from California all the way to Florida, " Konoske said. Konoske said the University needed to moke sure that under all circumstances the University was being represented correctly, which she said was becoming a problem when people produced shirts that had the Bearcat paw on one side and Muck Fo West on the other. She also said there was a need to protect the image of Bobby Bearcat and the face of Bobby Bearcat. " We want to portray him as very wholesome, " Konoske said. " We try to make him as neutral as possible. That is port of the reason he doesn ' t talk, he doesn ' t have on image and he doesn ' t have opinions. " Also trademarked were all words involved with athletics: Bearcats, Northwest Bearcats, Northwest Missouri State Bearcats, Bearcat Football, Northwest Football, Northwest Basketball, etc. All vendors in town had to sign a licensing agreement with the University and had a royalty percentage of their sales that they paid the University. " With this job there is always something new, " Konoske said. " It is so much fun, I feel like I work in the toy department and that is best job in the world. " Writer | Megan Crawford Designer j Birttany Zegers Pumping up the crowd during one of the home football games, Morris White cheers along with fans. As manager for the Green House, one of White ' s jobs was to keep the crowd pumped during the games, iluiifj by Jiwm Hnyi--. As a guest speaker at the pre-game pep rally for the na- tional championship football game, Morris White addresses the crowd. The pep rally included a tent, music and free food for fans before the game, photo by Tmmr Hayi-s ' k _ i H 14 jd F lt Mmi ■ 180 181 ■ During a time out at the men ' s basketball game against William Jewell, Randy Simmons is selected to try to win a free pizza from Domino ' s Pizza. Such contests were used to raise attendance at the games, photo by Trevor Hayes After choosing between two pizza boxes, Randy Sim- mons is awarded a free pizza during a men ' s basketball game. Simmons was a random fan chosen from the crowd to participate in the contest, phoio by Trevor Hayes Grimace on her face, guard Meghan Blay pushes the ball up court as Central Missouri State guard Lindsey Maple blocks. Blay led the team in assists for the season with 120, averaging 4.4 per game and six against the Jennies. The Bearcats lost 68-77. photo by Trevor Hayes In the lane, forward Lauren Williams goes up for an easy basket dur- ing the Bearcats 82-64 loss to the Emporia State Hornets. As a starter. rilKams pulled down six rebounds and seven points with an assist and a steal, photo by Trevor Hayes Front Row: Kelsey Homewood, Megan Hamilton, Kalena Kenney and Kelli Nelson. Row 2: April Miller, Laura Friederich, Meghan Blay, Erin Lohafer, and Katie O ' Grady. Back Row: Lindsy Bayer, Micaela Uriell, Lauren Williams, Mandi Schumacher, Chelsea Ernzen, Jessica Burton and Meghan Brue. WILLIAM PENN 72-48 • WINONA STATE 75-69 • MOUNT MERCY 79-48 • ABILENE CHRISTIAN 79-78 • CONCORDIA 86-88 • UMKC 73-76 SOUTHWEST BAPTIST 72-67 • MISSOURI WESTERN 83-69 • MISSOURI SOUTHERN 71-80 • EMPORIA 64-82 • PinSBURG STATE 82-75 WILLIAM JEWELL TRUMAN STATE I ' _( f ' nnihft Swiping a rebound, post Chelsea Emzcn takci the ball out of the air against Mount Mercy. Emzen averaging 1.7 points a game aiid 1.9 boards a game coniing off the bench during most games. Always consis- tent, guard Kelli Nelson averaged 10.9 points a game, good for third on the team. As a sophomore. Nelson sat in the career Top 10 ' s for three-pointers made, three- pointers attempted and steals. After four years in the Bearcat system, guard Laura Friederich owned the top slot for three-point- ers made by a Bearcat and was in the Top Ten for threc ' point field goals attempted, steals, and points. Friederich led the young team with 363 points, averaging 15.8 a game. photos by Trevor Hayes ounqWILL li only four upperclassmen, Bearcats battle through tough conference play. wos o season that started off witfi a promising finish, but as srence games grew closer, the teom seemed to wind down. We started off the season solid by making id name for ourselves in the region, " guard y Homewood said. " But we faced many uit gomes in the end. It seems like we lys got our opponents best performance of eason. " he Bearcats finished the season with on 3II record of 15-12 and finished 7-9 in the A Conference. It all revolves around one thing and that sounding, " coach Gene Steinmeyer said. success or lack of success revolves around 3ne ospect of the game. " foyers like Homewood, Erin Lohofer, Mondi macher and Kalena Kenney felt that their est team strength was their chemistry and of their downfalls was not having a solid e all the way through. Our weakness since Christmas has been ig together two good halves of a ball e, ' Homewood said. " We play great the aif, and we ' ll let up the second half, or the ■ vvoy around. " wo of the tougher opponents for the Bearcats this season were orio State and Washburn. The Bearcats played both teams twice g the season and were defeated both times. On the surface it looked like we should hove matched up well with (Emporia), " Kenney said. " It j ust seems like they always throw us phafer and Schumacher said another team weakness was being (bounded in a lot of gomes. Schumacher felt that because the team Ducking under Emporia State Hornet guard Andi McAlexander, guard April Miller moves toward the bas- ket. Miller avaeraged 9.3 minutes a game, with action in 26 of 27 regular season games, photo by Trevor Hayes was so young, with only four upperclossmen, they did not necessarily hove the experience to finish the gome. " We will have a whole practice focused on defense, " Schumacher said. " We know what we have to do, we just hove to be willing to do it. " Offensively, the team was very aggressive and continuously put points up on the board. On average, the Bearcats hod a higher stealing percentage and lower turnover rate than opponents. " One trend for our team is I really think we ore a team that takes really good core of the boll, " Steinmeyer said. Defensively, however, the team had o hord time stopping their opponents from scoring. The Bearcats were out-rebounded by more than 100 rebounds in the season. " By stats, our weakness is defense, " Kenney said. " We give up a lot of points. We ' ve worked really hard to try and up our defensive skills. In the off-season, we mostly do defensive drills, trying to make ourselves better on that end of the court. " Kenney said that many times the team played good gome but always come up short and lost by only three to five points. To better prepare his team for situations like this, coach Gene Steinmeyer had the team practice a drill called two-minute situation every practice. " It ' s just two minutes where we work on situational things like being down by two, " Kenney said. " What to do and how to get the boll back, when to foul, when not to foul, and things like that, just trying to overcome those small losses. " Writer I Megan Crawford Designer j Brent Chappelow 182 183 R IOWA 74 9 JRG STATE 73-90 ' ' northeastern OKLAHOMA 50-56 • VALDOSTA STATE 67-63 EMPORIA 68-94 • MISSOURI SOUTHERN 70-67 • MISSOURI WESTERN 67-81 PARK 71-53 • CENTRAL MISSOURI 81-83 • WASHBURN 71-84 SOUTHWEST BAPTIST 84-79 • WASHBURN 61-82 • MIAA7-9 • OVERALL 15-12 from left In hopes of a Bearcat stop, KaJena Ken- ney rises from her chair. The ' Cats lost their first round game 68-66. Coach Gene Steinmeyer talks to his players during a second half time out against Central Missouri State. The ' Cats fought to the very end of the game, losing by just two points. Coach Gene Steinmeyer directs his defense at the other end of the court. The Bearcats buckled down during the second hatf against the Central Missouri State Jennies, allowing them to shoot just 34.5 percent from the floor, photos by Trevor Hayes FinalSHOT Bearcats overcome first half trail, but fall short of win in tournament. With one second showing on the gome clock inside Municipal the two point lead. Auditorium and a Central Missouri State defender in her face junior Katie " I was right there watching it and it felt like slow motion, " Bloy sc O ' Grady fired up a shot from behind the three-point orch. " I thought Mandi had it no doubt and then it was like slow mo, Tiffc The boll fell short of the basket and Mule fans erupted. O ' Grady and grabbed it and put it in. ' the rest of the Bearcats stood in disbelief as they stared at the scoreboard The Bearcats come down and ran the ploy Steinmeyer had col which read Central 68, Northwest 66. during the CMSU timeout. Friederich came loose off of a pick and recei ' " I was really proud of the way we approached the gome and the the pass. attitude we took, " coach Gene Steinmeyer said. " I never once felt them get Friederich turned to find the lane to the basket wide open and put down even when we got down by double digits. " The ' Cats trailed the Mules 43-31 at holftime of their first round game in the MIAA tournament. The Bearcat women struggled hitting shots in the first half, only connecting on 36 percent of their shots, while Central knocked in 57 percent of their shots. " We just had to adjust to who was hitting shots for them, " senior Meghan Blay said. The lead grew to 14, 57-43 with 12:58 left to play in the second half and as the Bearcats went cold shooting from the field it appeared as though the game was all but over. Then with 6:01 left to play in the second half ' Cats freshman Lauren Williams was fouled going to the basket, putting her on the line shooting to free throws. Williams hit one of the two free throws, starting a 13-1 run for the ' Cats. The run ended with senior Laura Friederich grabbing a steal and throwing the pass up court to O ' Grady who found Blay. Blay knocked in a two point jumper to knot the score up at 66 with 1 :34 remaining in the game. " We ' ve played them three times this season, " Central coach boll on the oor. Right before she could put up the shot CMSU ' s Ai Rorvig fouled her. The Mules had a foul to give so the kept the ' Cats from scoring and gave tf the boll on the sideline with six seco remaining. " We had a ploy called and La was going to have a great look, then t fouled her because they hod that fou give, " Steinmeyer said. " That ' s reolly gc coaching on Dave ' s port to recognize fact that he hod the foul to give. I think Dave ' s coaching had a lot to do vv ' ith. win because a lot of coaches woul recognize that foul to give. " Steinmeyer called bock to back timec to try to setup a ploy to win or tie the ga The inbounds pass went to junior K O ' Grady. O ' Grady tried frantically li to free herself from her defender or fine Pausing before pushing the ball forward, guard Meghan Blay searches for an open lane. I « Blay scored 12 points and pulled down six re- I . I I J Dave Slifer said. " Every time we ' ve they ' ve come bock on US. They bounds, good for second on the team in both open teammate, but neither worked just never say die. " categories, during her final performance as a jif gne second left O ' Grody releoscd ' ' ' . Bearcat, pholo bj Trevor Hayes I I t J 1 With 35 seconds remaining Slifer called a timeout to instruct his lost shot ot the season. | team on how to approach their final play of the gome. For Blay and Friederich the loss is the! Steinmeyer stared at the difference between the shot and game clocks time they will ever step onto the court wearing o Bearcat jersey Blay sec and told his team what ploy they were going to run when they got the ball 12 points in her final game as a ' Cat and Friederich knocked in 16. bock. While the loss may hove ended their season and career al " We knew we were going to get the lost shot because of the difference LJniversity it was still the type of game they wanted to go out on. in the shot clock and gome clock, " Steinmeyer said. " So, I went ahead and " It hasn ' t hit me yet. That game was probably the most fun I ' ve called a ploy at the timeout so, we wouldn ' t have to call one when we got playing with my team in a long time. We were fired up and we wer(j ' the ball back and give Central time to setup their defense. " Central ' s Lindsey Maple shot a jumper with 17 seconds remaining. Bearcat ' s Mandi Schumacher grabbed the rebound and appeared to have control of the boll when CMSU ' s Tiffany Vincent swept in and grabbed the ball from her hands. Vincent laid the boll off the gloss and into the basket giving the Mules full of enthusiasm and energy and that ' s what basketball is all about, I said. " Coach always soys that you just hove to get that lost second and we got the lost second shot. It just doesn ' t foil sometimes; it ' s no ol fault. It ' s no good to lose, but that ' s the kind of game we wanted to p ilh total heart and energy. " Writer! Brendan Kelley Designer jB ' ' With a sudden stop, guard Laura Friedcrich tric to slip past Contral Missouri State forward Ttffany Vincent. Fricderich led the Bearcats with 16 points in her finaJ game as a Bearcat, photo hy Trevor Hayes id4 185 On take off guard Katie O ' Grady takes a rebound back up for an easy basket. O ' Grady scored five of the Bearcats 66 points, but missed the finaJ shot of the game when she tried for a three, with one second on the dock, photo 6y TVevw Hcjy« Trying to muscle for position, forward Mandi Schumacher pivots out of the paint after pulling down an offensive board. Schumacher grabbed 10 rebounds to compliment her nine points in the Bearcats loss, photo by Trevor Hayes Scramhling for the baJI guard Laura Friederich fights with Central Missouri State guard Lindsey Maple for control of the bail. The sixth-seeded Bearcats lost 68-66 to the seconci-seeded Jennies in a last second thriller in the first round of the MIAA. photo by Jr mr Hay s Slamming one home, forward Xzavier Gaines rocks the rim with a dunk during the 82-44 win over Graceland. At the top of the arch, guard Mose Howard lets fly one of his team leading 51 threes on the season against Pittsburg State. Working inside, forward Matt Withers puts up two of his 11 points against Pittsburg State and Gorilla forward Daniel Blair, photo by Trevor Hayes Roles FOUND Melting pot of transfers forms solid core led by strong defense. The Bearcats finished the regular season with on overall record of 19-8 and a 10-6 record in the MIAA conference, making it the sixth time in seven years that the Bearcats earned 10 MIAA conference wins. Guard Addae hlouston felt that one thing the Bearcats had that no other " You don ' t just look at those points and say if you ' d hit all of them yc j had enough to win it, " Tappmeyer said, " It would have just enabled yoii play differently. " Despite on injury, redshirt freshman ployer Henry Hunter contributed team in the conference had was strong defense. Although, they averaged Beorcot scoring as an off the bench player. 34.1 rebounds per game while their opponents averaged 35.2, the Bearcats had a higher stealing percentoge and lower turnover rate than their overage opponent. " Our defense is the best in the conference, " Houston said. " There were so many games where our opponents had more turnovers than us. " Forward Moll Withers echoed Houston ' s opin- ion, stating that his team ' s biggest strength throughout the season hod been defense. " When we come out and ploy defense like we con, we can stop anybody, " Withers said. " We just need to come out and do that every lime. " Bearcat defense held opponents under 40 per- cent shooting in 10 games this season. Solid defense allowed minimal points to win gomes, as seen in the 52-50 win against Missouri Southern Jan. 14. " As team we can do things better offensively, " Houston said. " We are not as sharp offensively, some- times our defense ends up sparking our offense. Of- fensively, we can take better care of the ball and take better shots. " In their last regular season game, the ' Cats held scoring 3ii points in 27 games. photo by rremrHoyes the edge from the free throw line. The Bearcats shot 79.2 percent from the line, while Washburn shot 66.7 percent. " We ' ve hod two or three gomes where you could look and say if we ' d As he fights an open lane forward, Austin Meyer finds a seam to get through against Pittsburg State. Meyer ended the season third on the team in average points per game with 11.5, Hunter suffered from a sprained foot against Central Missouri Jan, Hunter played in 21 games, averaging 14.7 t utes and 5.6 points " He has o real feel of where to be on ; floor and our offense runs a lot smoother where s in the game, " Tappmeyer said. " He ' s so yog and so inexperienced. He ' s one of those guysb ' con keep improving and really potentially goji and have big boll gomes and really help histfii out. " The Bearcats went through both win streaks and losing streaks throughout the sea struggling with their offensive decisions at time " We hod growth as a team throughout! season, " Houston said. " We had winning stra lost a few gomes and then bounced back showed growth as a team. It showed we ore cessful While the Bearcats came out strong oi r fense. Withers felt that offensively they had for improvements. Withers said that there 4 some nights when they could hove taken shot selections, Mose Howard led the team in scoring, with 366 total points, averaij 3,6 points per gome. Xzavier Gaines was close behind with a total of mode free throws, " coach Steve Tappmeyer said. " When you are solid from points, averaging 13.3 points per game, that line, you c on really ice a lot of those games. " The Bearcats ended the season as the fourth seed going into the N On overage, the Bearcats hod higher field goal, three-point and free tournament, throw percentages than their opponent. Writer | Megan Crawford Designer | Brent Chopp ST MARY ' S 95-39 • ROCKHURST 81-90 • BAKER 80-62 • GRACELAND 77-42 SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA 64-51 STERLING 80-67 LINCOLN 73-49 • NORTHERN STATE M MISSOURI WESTERN 63-48 • MISSOURI SOUTHERN 52-50 • EMPORIA 72-67 • PinSBURG STATE 90-42 • TRUMAN STATE 56-60 • CENTRAL MISSOURI 69-73 • TRUMAN STATIJi i With a slice through the paint, guard Reggie Robinson glides through the air. on his way to an easy layup against Central Mis- souri State. Despite Robinson ' s combined 16 points and 11 as- sists against the Mules, the Bearcats lost both games and eventu- ally foimd themselves in the fourth place seeding heading into the MIAA postseason tournament because of it. p ioto l y Tn-vot Hay(-i Eyes down court, Addae Houston brings the ball up to set-up the Bearcat offense. Houston ' s steady hands took caro of the ball and point guard duties for one and a half seasons in the green and w hite; compiling 352 points, 97 assists and 40 steals in his short Bearcat career, photo by Trevor Hayes Front Row: Luke Crump, Brandon Maxie, Andy Peterson, Austin Meyer. Matt Withers, Victor James, Kyle Garner, Addae Houston and Nathan Garnet. Bock Row: Doug Karleskint, Darren Vorderbruegge, Reggie Robinson, Dillon Higdon, Xzavier Gaines, Ed Hudson, Hunter Henry, Jason Abbuhl, Mose Howard, Steve Tappmeyer, Steve Myrick and Sheldon Saxton. A M-KINGSVILLE 73-68 • DALLAS CHRISTIAN 94-46 • ST. MARY 60-54 • CENTRAL MISSOURI 94-99 • WASHBURN 77-60 • SOUTHWEST BAPTIST 80-68 RG STATE 42-64 • EMPORIA 108-101 • MISSOURI SOUTHERN 76-64 • MISSOURI WESTERN 63-70 • SOUTHWEST BAPTIST 67-61 • WASHBURN 73-58 • MIAA 10-6 • OVERALL 19-8 Not finished yet, guard Andy Peterson slams home two more points to keep the Bearcats fighting in the closing minute of play against Southwest Baptist. TTie sophomore stepped up for his team scoring seven of his 12 points in the final minutes, p ioto by Trevor Hoyes Directing his offense, guard Reggie Robinson looks for an open player inside. While Robinson only scored six points against Southwest Baptist, he provided needed support for guard Mose Howard when he hit foul trouble, photo by Trevor Hayes A key in the Bearcat win over Missouri Western, forward Victor James scored 11 points in 12 minutes in the 72.49 win over the Griffons. The Bearcat bench outscored the Griffon bench 36-9 in the Cats ' easy first round win, v ich broke the regular season split between the two rivals, photo by Trevor Hayes Trying to fly by the Southwest Baptist defense on a fast break, f 1ose Howard rounds the top of the key during the ' Cats ' second round game. How- ard led the team in scoring with 15 in the 2-point loss to the purple Bearcats, p ioto by Trevor Hayes Inin . t Hesitating for a moment, forward Xiavicr Gaines searches for an open look. Gaines averaged seven points in two games during the tournament, compared to the 13.3 he averaged during the regular season. To collect their thoughts and focus, the Bearcats huddle up before a sot of free throws. The Cats used this meeting to re-group and organize their plan for the next few possessions. Disgusted by a call coach Steve Tappmeyer throws his hands up in anger. With a win over Missouri Western, the ' Cats secured their eighth 2(Vwin season under Tappmeyer. photos by Trevoi Hayes econdPRESS defeat Griffons in first round but fall to purple Bearcats during game two. e men ' s basketball team learned Saturday, Morch 4, how tough it was )t a team three times in one season. ough they defeated Southwest Baptist twice usiy, the green Bearcats did not hove a third if. SBU eliminated the men from the MIAA oson Tournament semifinals at Municipal ifium in Konsos City, Mo., with a 65-63 f. vlorthwest is) a team that mokes you better you play them, " Southwest Baptist coach Jeff soid. " You play better ... which is o plus for 3m. " e green Bearcats trailed 26-27 at holftime but wentually came out on a run. Neither team i for about the first three minutes then SBU ' s Jamison nailed a three pointer to get the purple ats going. It was one of Jemison ' s seven three- rs in the game. It started a 12-2 run over the iree minutes. e alwoys talk that we got to eliminate their ind we really let them hove a big run in the d half, " University coach Steve Tappmeyer That ' s hard to come back from that. " free throws but missed the third and SBU capitalized on a fast-break basket byjemison totake a60-51 lead with 41 seconds left. For the next 41 seconds the teams exchanged free throws and baskets. SBU took a 65-58 lead with 1 1 seconds left thanks to two Shelon Pace free throws to ice the game. The green Bearcats mode the score look closer as Andy Peterson hit a layup and then Addoe Houston stole the ball and hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to cut the final deficit to two points. " There ' s a breaking point there when you ' re down 1 4 or 16 were it would have been easy just to ride it in, " Tappmeyer said. " I thought we really come back and had a shot at the end. " SBU ' s Jason Jemison led all scorers with 27 points on 8 of 16 shooting from the field. Howard led the University with 15 points ond Peterson followed with 12 points, seven of which were scored in the last five minutes. Though the men out-rebounded SBU, they turned the boll over 17 times and went lO-of-18 from the free throw line. It was the second straight year that SBU knocked the University out of the conference tournament. Lost season SBU defeated the green Bearcats in the first round of the tournament in overtime. Forward Austin Meyer fires his lone three-pointer against Missouri Western. Meyer scored eight against the Griffons and put up Hve against SBU, under his sea- e University mounted a run of itleir own as they son average of 11.2 points a game, photo ty Trevor Hoye } leod to 46-40 with 10 minutes left. Jemison ided on the next possession with another three-pointer to start a 9-0 run " I don ' t we feel like we played pretty well, but (SBU) has a lot to do Quid give them a 55-40 lead with 6;53 remaining. SBU would lead by with us not playing really well, " Tappmeyer said. " They ' re a good basketball ny OS 16 points with 5:18 left. team. " 3 green Bearcats wouldn ' t go away, however. On March 3, the men advanced to the semifinals with a 72-49 victory ley ' ll fight you tooth and noils to the end, " Guiot said. rival Missouri Western. Victor James led Northwest with 1 1 points. men ' s team went on a 9-0 run to cut the lead to 58-51 with 48 It marked the sixth time in the past seven seasons that the men reached ds left. The University ' s Mose Howard went to the line for three free 20 wins in one season, after being fouled with 48 seconds remaining. He mode the first two Writer) Jerome Boettcher Designer) Brent Choppelow During halftime of the final Home basketball game, the women ' s tennis team was honored for their success during the 2005 season. Bearcat tennis saw a signiflcant spike during head coach Mark Rosewell ' s time at the Uni- versity, photo by Trevor Hayes Powerful TEND RE Bearcat tennis consistently competes on the national level. Six hundred and seventy eight wins, 14 MIAA Championships, five men and women MIAA championships in the same season and 24 years of coaching were just some of the statistics held by coach Mark Rosewell and his teams. What many students did not know about University sports was that the tennis program was the most successful athletic program in its history. " If we don ' t win a conference tournament or go to the notional tournament it ' s not a successful season for us no matter what our record is, " Rosewell said. Since first appearing in regional ploy in 1995, the women ' s team hod qualified for the regional tournament for 11 consecutive years and the men ' s team qualified in eight out of 1 1 . " A lot of teams will just go to the regional tournament one time and that is pretty consistent, " Rosewell said. The Bearcats normally finished first or second in the league Rosewell said. Last year the women finished third in the league but then came bock and won the regional tournament. " So we ended up the No. 1 ranked team in the region, " Rosewell said. " That is the third year that we qualified for the top 16 teams in the country, which is the national tournament, and that is pretty good. " Rosewell said that due to the fact that traveling fan base was lower, the men ' s and women ' s teams really got to know and support one anolh«! i " In athletics you are always going to hove jealousy, that type chf Rosewell said. " They are pretty professional as for as supporting eati and I think they truly believe they wont the other team to do well toe f caused through friendship, where they get to know each other. Its separate teams. " International recruitment was big for the tennis teams because IB! the players that Rosewell recruited from Missouri, Iowa or Nebroi yf recruited by Division I schools. " The thing about tennis is that the whole world ploys tennis. A lot can find on international player that doesn ' t really core where they go want to come get an education, " Rosewell said. " If it ' s a small Division whatever. They don ' t hove sports in their colleges so that is the attrocj Before the football and basketball teams were successful and important games, the tennis teams hod already compiled a number of records Rosewell said. " We were winning championships long before that, and a lot cS don ' t know that, " Rosewell said. " A lot of people in the community krW the students don ' t know it. " , . Writer! Megan Crowlord Designer jTrefl -_-V»,f7it.? " - - WOMEN ' S TEAM RECORDS • NCAA APPEARANCES • 10 APPEARANCES EROM 1995-2005 • EINAL NATIONAL RANKINGS • 199825TH • 1997 13TH • 1996 20TH • 1993 19TH • 19| 1988 21 ST • MIAA CHAMPIONSHIPS 1987, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003 • MIAA CHAMPIONS 62 SINGLES OR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS SINC J by memorie%t Oxich Mark RosewvJI stands in front ■pmonting Oh- luitioital trtJes each tcani has woii. rrKTiirted stlldcnt from ot nx- countries to pLiy for y, kfKTwin]! tlwit many colleges in their hon c coiiiv Mvr sports at the college. 1 h (o l-y- hi w t kryrs 190 191 ■ assistant coach AJen Hovart returns a volley out one of the players Part of the team s success . 3m er standout athletes, like Hovart. to coach fu- CAxc tv Trwy Hoyes fEAM RECORDS ■ H • 1990 17TH NCAA APPEARANCES • 7 APPEARANCES FROM 1995-2005 • FINAL NATIONAL RANKINGS • 2003 35TH • 1996 24TH • 1995 IITH 1988 14th • MIAA CHAMPIONSHIPS 1987, 1988, 1995, 1996, 2001, 2002 • MIAA CHAMPIONS 93 SINGLES OR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS SINCE 1995 Shift in SWING Tennis teams experience varied seasons. Behind a tattered wooden desk and endless slacks of cardboard boxes, Mark Rosewell looked like he was stuck in a Game Boy losing badly at a game of Telris However, as he sat in his corner office with a look of com- plete and total resolve written on his face, Rosewell tried to explain why his men ' s tennis team did not have a record fans were used to seeing from his squads. One sentence delivered all the explanation necessary, " We were a young team, " Rosewell said- As he sat back in his desk chair slouching comfortably into its cushions, it was clear that his statement brought him no sat- isfaction. Junior Pablo Acebedo echoed his coach ' s sentiments. " Our expectation was lo go to nationals. We didn ' t make it, but il was because we had a really young team, " Acebedo said. Despite their inexperience, which included a roster of five freshman and two sophomores, the seoson finished 12-13. " The men finished second to a real strong Southwest Baptist team, " Rosewell said. " I thought they did pretty well. " Unfortunately, we got caught up in that .500 rule. So, we we ' re one game below .500 and were not allowed to advance to the NCAA regionols, which we normally do every year. " The disappointment was intensified when Nebraska-Kear- ney, a team the Bearcats had beaten in the regular season, filled their spot at regionols and made on appearance in the national tournament. The disappointment was not lost on Acebedo. In fact he was quite shocked. " It surprised me that we didn ' t make il lo the regional tour- nament, because that goal is very common and easy to ac- complish. " " We ' ve been doing this regional tournament thing for 11 years, and we qualified eight of those 1 1 limes, " Rosewell said. " A lot of teams would like lo qualify one time. " For the women ' s tennis learn there were two constant pat- terns; the consistent excellent play of Gena Lindsay and key injuries. In particular the injury to Erica Ramirez could have dealt a major blow lo the women ' s squad early in the season. " My doubles partner (Ramirez) was out for the first 2-3 weeks of the season, so thai was definitely a huge obstacle we hod to overcome. But another girl (Amanda Hordie) stepped up and did an amazing job, " Lindsay said. Hardie ' s presence and composure was evident in the duo ' s 6-2 record overall, which included one conference victory at Missouri Western. With the return of Ramirez, Lindsay and Ramirez proved to be the Bearcats deadliest, as they went 15-6 overall, and 3-0 in conference. The women went 18-11 on the season, which put them at third place in the MIAA Conference behind Washburn and Emporia State. However, in the mind of the women ' s tennis team that stand- ing was very misleading because a win over conference chom- pion Emporia Slate at a regional tournament later in the season would help propel them into national tournament qualification. " 1 think the win over Emporia Stole ol the regional tourna- ment was definitely a highlight of our season because we we ' re the underdogs there all the way, and we beat them on their home court, " Rosewell said. Lindsay, however, pointed to nationals as the most impor- tant part of the season. " When it come down to it, I think nationals is more impor- tant than conference, just because you get more recognition for il, " Lindsay said. However, Lindsay was mindful that a conference champion- ship has not been theirs since the 2003 season. " We haven ' t won conference since my freshman year, " Lindsay said. This year we ' re really hoping to win conference and get to nationals for a fourth year in a row. " Writer | Aaron Nelson Designer | Paula Eldred ii kaSi MISSOURI WESTERN 7-1 • NEBRASKA-KEARNEY 9-0 ■ SOUTHWEST BAPTIST 6-3 • ROCKHURST7-2 • MIDWESTERN STATE 9-0 • SOUTH DAKOTA 5-0 • MISSOURI S01)T|1H! - EMPORIA STATE 5-4 • EAST CENTRAL 5-4 • NEBRASKA-OMAHA 6-3 • QUINCY9-0 -TRUMAN 5-4 • WASHBURN 4-5 • INCARNATE WORD 5-2 • CENTRAL OKLAI - • ST. EDWARD ' S 5-0 • CAMERON 5-0 • MIDWESTERN STATE 5-2 • MIAA 2-1 3RD • NORTH CENTRAL REGIONALS 1ST • NCAA D-ll NATKMi| Battling hard during hor opening mMch of the fall ITA North Region Singles Championship Erica Ramirez de- feats her opponent 6-0, 6-7, 10-7. Ramicrz and teammate Ger a Lindsay finished eighth in doubles competition at n.ition.ils. f. into by Trevor Hayvi Men ' s Tennis Front Row: Jon-Eric Meyer, Lucas Ariboni, Henrique Tomaz and Pablo Acebedo. Bacli Row: Mark Rosewell, Jake Saulsbury, Chris Smith, Clint Keith, Sara Lipira and Jarrod Smith. 192 193 Women ' s Tennis Front Row: Danielle Cartier, Amanda Hardie, Gena Lindsay, Lina Duque and Carolina Amaral. Bock Row: Sara Lipira, Mark Rosewell, Raven Herner, Amy Shafer, Erica Ramirez and jarrod Smith. marai returns a volley to University of Ne- Getting in extra work Henrique Tomaz hones his game ' ney player McKenna Irwin during the first during a fall workout. During the offseason, coaches e ITA North Central Region Championships. were only allowed to work with the team for a limited 1 the round 6-1. 6-1 and continued on to the number of days, so players took it upon themselves to photo by Trevor Hayes work out on their own. phoio by Trevor Hayes II VALLEY 7-1 - NEBRASKA-KEARNEY 54 - OUACHIT A BAPTIST 8-1 • 0RURY9-0 - ROCKHURST6-3 - MIDWESTERN STATE 6-3 - EMPORrAStSfEl-O EST BAPTIST 6-1 • EAST CENTRAL 7-2 ■ DALLAS BAPTIST 5-1 QUINCY9-0 TRUMAN 7-2 WASHBURN 5-4 ST. EDWARD ' S 6-0 «T5-1 • SOUTHWEST BAPTIST 5-2 - CENTRAL OKUHOMA 5-3 - EMPORIA 5 - MIAA 1-1 - for the Bearcats. Johnson helped the ' Cats tie the .fc • CONCORDIA 7-0 • SPRING ARBOR 10-2 • LINDENWOOD 4-1 • MI? OURI-iT. lOUIS 1-0 • tfflTRAL MISSOURI 2-3 • NEBRASKA-OMAHA 0-8 • TRUMAN 0-2 • EMPORIA 2-1 ' IW 5-0 • ST,XAVIER2-3» WISCONSIN-PARKSIDEO-7 • AUGUSTANA3-1 • MISSOURI-ST. LOUIS 6-10 • MINNES0TA-DULUTH3-0, 1-3 • COLORADO-COLORADO SPRINGS 9-7 • TRUMAN U LINCOLN UNIVERSITY 4-0, 6-0 • MINNESOTA 3-8 • MISSOURI-ROLLA7-0 • SOUTH DAKOTA 1-0 • AUGUSTANA4-7 • MISSOURI WESTERN 0-5 • CENTRAL MISSOURI 3-9 • MISSOURI 0 ' 4 Restored SPIRIT m builds winning season through cooperative play. wos a successful year for head coach Susan Anderson who sow her The learn also saw a breakout offensive seasons from the lead-off hitter tie the school record with 34 wins. John and third baseman Ashley Pride. .osl year was a really refreshing year, especially with tying the school John shattered team records for season steals and set another record d, " Anderson said. " We were hoping to get one more just to break it, for steals in a game with four. John finished the season second in the lot will be our goal next year. " conference in steals. ie team also took another step forward with a win in the conference Pride also shattered the season team record for runs batted in and ament. The win enabled the ' Cats to tie the school record and a broke the team record for home runs in a season. Pride finished fourth in ce to breok it in a game against Pittsburg State. The team got knocked RBIs and sixth in home runs in the conference. f the tournament in a close 3-2 loss. Pride credits most of her success to her teammates and especially econd baseman Kalyjohn said the team had the ability to move on, John. aid the team was too mentally tough on themselves. She also said the " It was pretty easy to break the RBI record because Katy (John) gets d was not on their minds at the time. on base nearly every time, " Pride said. " She steals second, the next batter n the bigger games we just put too much pressure on ourselves, even bunts her over and now I have the fastest girl on the team standing at third. )h we knew we could do it, " John said. " We did a lot better than we All I have to do is put the ball in play and she scores. " cted to do. John said team chemistry was built early in the season, and the spring lA ' e all wanted to play more games, and we wanted to get to the break trip to Florida was more enjoyable than the year before when the ipionship game. We weren ' t worried about breaking any records. " Bearcats dropped every game. Last year the team returned home with a .nderson believed the team ' s success rode on the shoulders of the 3-4 record from the trip. irs on the team especially the pitching, but the whole team come " The spring break trip to Florida was really nice and we got to stay iher to moke it happen. in a really nice place, " John said. " We got to hong out and get to know give a lot of the credit to our seniors because they really provided each other better. " of leadership and guidance for our underclassmen, " Anderson said. Pride believes the great 4-0 start to the season really set the tone for a lot of credit has to go to the newcomers that stepped in. It was a the rest of the year and the team really never hit a long losing streak, t teem performance. " " When we started of 4-0 that ' s when we realized we had a chance fie team ' s pitching was led by Shelly MacDonold, who was seventh to be really good, " Pride said. " We never really hit a skid and we built i conference in wins with 16. MacDonold also started 26 gomes and off of that. " sleted 16. She also was tied for sixth in conference in shutouts. Writer | Dennis Sharkey Designer | Paulo Eldred ' teorcot Softball Team Front Row: Janelle Krohn. Amy Farrow, Lauren Lakebrink, Megan and Crystal Gustin. 2nd Row; Paul Wible, Tami Phillips, Kaytee Schulenberg. Talina Ganon, ohnson. Jaclyn Brown and Linellis Santiago. Rack Row; Marvin Murphy, Megan Spring, Nimmo, Katy John, Jacqui Handlos, Shelly MacDonald, Kelly Mainline, Ashley Pride, Angie Lauren Sigwing and Susan Anderson. Showing team support, Katy John slaps hands with teammate Janelle Krohn. Members of team credited good teamwork for their success, photo by Mike [V- 194 195 3-1 • MISSOURI WESTERN 0-1 • OKLAHOMA STATE 4-2 • NORTHERN STATE 2-0 • MISS0URI-R0LLA3-1 • MISSOURI SOUTHERN 1-7 • MINNESOTA-MOORHEAD 5-2 • PARK 5-0, ,0-6 • NORTH DAKOTA 0-1 • NEBRASKA-OMAHA 3-2 • MINNESOTA 6-7 • WAYNE 1-0 • MINNESOTA-DULUTH 5-0 • SOUTHWEST BAPTIST 4-2, 3-1 • MISSOURI-ROLLAl-3,0-2 • PITTSBURG STATE 1-3 2-6 • MISSOURI WESTERN 4-11, 0-5 • MISS0URI-R0LLA9-1 • CENTRAL MISSOURI 8-6 • SOUTHWEST BAPTIST 9-1 • WASHBURN 2-6, 7-6 • OVERALL 34-27 Tristan Stewart swings to hit a single, which led to a score by Pat Whitt. After Stewart ' s single, Britt Westman hit a double, scoring Will Newland and Stewart, photo by Mike Dye IKW s4 wttj ■p. 1 Tjl- l i Bl t- fc . v p HHv Kt " . :. . vuiaiikJH.. In an attempt to beat the catch by the Missouri-Rolla Min- ers, Will Newland dives to second base. The Bearcats swept the doubleheader, allowing only one run. photo by Alike Dye. Basebali Front Row: Patt Whitt, Will Newland, Matt Coons, Lane McKay, Mark Lewis, Alex Budden and Travis Fouts. 2nd Row; Dan Olds, Jeremy Tapps, Jacob Taylor, Kyle Gallagher, Marcus West, Drew Mettille, J.R. Servatlus, Seth Evans and Brett Bognar. 3rd Row: Cameron Dodd, John White, David Cotts, Ryley Westman , Justin Hildebrand, Tristan Stewart, Zach Weston, Britt Westman, Billy Burns and Mike Babb. 4th Row: Eric Zeiser, C.K. Smith, Brock Spangenberg, Mitch Clevenger, Matt Kelly, Ben Malick. Bock Row: Mike Creason, Matt Johnson, Jeff Snow, Darin Loe and John Sipes. • NORTHEASTERN STATE 12-5, 11-12, 1-10 • GEORGIA COLLEGE STATE 4-6, 6-5, 9-7 • ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC 0-7, 3-4 • MONTEVALLO 2-6 • GRAND VALLEY STATE 4-9, 1-7 • NEBRil 3-0,11-0 • PERU STATE 7-6, 8-1 • MISSOURI WESTERN 9-8, 4-1 • SIOUX FALLS 17-7 • TRUMAN STATE 12-3, 8-3 • EMPORIA STATE 8-5 • MISSOURI SOUTHERN 0-2, 2-4, 13-2 • • WASHi CENTRAL MISSOURI 5-11, 1-3, 4-13 • MISSOURI WESTERN 8-5 • CENTRAL MISSOURI- fith O smirk, Tristan Steward records statistics white sit- ig in the dugout. The doublehcader victory against the iners led the Bearcats to a 14-5 record in conference ay. f hoto by Mikv Dye Joint EFFORT :nd of season injuries foil record despite teamwork. Team hitting and unity kept the Bearcats alive and breaking records lis season. The team finished the season with 30 plus wins, the best for any tree-year span at the University. Nine combined individual and team 8Cords were broken this season. ' We had a real strong lineup, " outfielder Drew Mettllle said. " We ' ere averoging eight runs a game but the pitching staff just couldn ' t old them down. " Many players felt they had a foirly successful season but agreed ley should have played better. Players also felt they had more team tiity than other schools in their conference. ' We all got along, " pitcher Matt Coons said. " That ' s a big port of eing a team. This is closest group of guys I ' ve ever played with. " According to head coach Darin Loe, the three teams to beat were ientrol Missouri, Emporia State and Missouri Western. Central Mis- Duri presented a challenge to Bearcats because they played In the bllege World Series the past 10 years. The Beorcats lost to Central Missouri three times in the regular season and again in the conference )urnament. However, the Bearcats won three of four match-ups against Missouri Western. " Some overall big wins were winning all three times against Empo- State who was second in the conference, " Loe sold. " Emporia has made huge strides in the last two years. We played very well against them in the regular season but then lost to them In the conference tour- nament. " A late-season pitching game and injuries kept the Bearcats from regional play. " One weakness of the season was pitching down the stretch, " Loe said. " We got a little tired In the lost two or three weeks of the season. I think injuries also played a big role in the season. " Inflelder Cameron Dodd was hit in the face and was out for three weeks. Coons suffered from several Injuries throughout the season. Out- fielders Tristan Stewart and Drew Mettille both suffered from hamstring Injuries. " You can ' t lose four key guys like that, " Loe said. " We really missed them especially in the last month of the season. " Ending the season with a 34-24 record and a third place finish in the league tournament, the Bearcats showed the promise of a success- ful season. Loe said any time a team gets close to 35 wins you got a shot at regional play. " We probably come up 3 or 4 wins short of playing in the regional tournament, " Loe said. " Any time you have 34 wins, you ' ve had a pretty good year. " Writer | Megan Crawford Designer | Paula Eldred ' U2-1, 5-6 MINNESOTA-CROOKSTON 17-3 • VALLEY CITY STATE 114, 3-2, 16-1 • WAYNE STATE 8-16, 7-10 • NEBRASKA-OMAHA 9-7, b4 • MISSOURI WESTERN 10-9, M • EMPORIA STATE ' 4-9 • PITTSBURG STATE 6-3, 8-19, 18-10 • ROCKHURST 8-9 • MISSOURIROLLA 14-0, 7-1, 10-6 • TRUMAN 3-2, IH • SOUTHWEST BAPTIST 5-14, H 16-6 • WASHBURN 5-6, 15-6 • ' IPORIA STATE 5-9 • MIAA 18-13 • OVERALL 34-24 • . . 1st Plate Northwest Invitational • 3rd Place Concordia Invitational • 10th Place Concordia Invitational • 6t?li S the Steeptcchase mnruTs tackle the w.iter pit, D.u icl Pcscidor uniblcv causing Br.id Tredc to try .u»d avoid collision during the ilorthwpst Invitatioftal. TIh? fall ciuscd Pcscador to fall 20 seconds bhind in the event, Tmishing in 4th pUce with a tinw of 10:45.14. toding the pack. £ J Fo kner roccs o the finish line. Fo kner Cursing a large «:rap«., Karrington Rogers walk. .Jong the track at .„!« hi. fourth All-America Honors of 2005 ol the Notional , Northwest Invitational. Rogen scored 8 points for the University homplonship. pl«.t„ h, M,nt f v j,, „ 1, crtdoor track s.Mson. () io(o by Man fryr Narrowing LANES Injuries cost team shot at national title. In the beginning, men ' s track and field cooch Richard Alsup saw potential in his Bearcat squad. However, his premise faltered in the latter portion of the season. " My expectations were high going into the fall, " Alsup said. " We hod an excellent corps of returners as well as a very talented group of transfers and freshman. As a team, however, my expectations were not reached because of eligibility problems and some untimely injures. " Yet, losing some elite athletes to eligibility and injury, the ' Cats boasted two All-Americans in the indoor season. Clint Prange and E.J. Folkner received accolades respectively in the shot put " and 200-meter dash. Prange received MIAA Outdoor Athlete of the Week three fimes for his performances in the shot put and discus throws during the year. At the National Outdoor Championships, Prange mounted his best performance, breaking the championship record in the shot put held by Emporia State ' s John Stove. Prange edged Stove by three inches with a throw of 62 ' 1 " . This throw also broke Northwest ' s record held by Conrad Woosley. " Our most consistent events were Prange in the shotput and the discus and in the long sprints with E.J. (Folkner), " Alsup said. Folkner may have been lost with the hype of Prange being named top athlete in the MIAA, but in no way should he have been, Alsup said. Folkner captured the 200 meter in the indoor season and repeated as a chompion in the 400 meter in the spring with a time of 46.52. Other standouts were John Bullock in the 400-meter hurdles and Jeff Kanger in the 800 meter. However, as a team, the ' Cats couldn ' t close in on the MIAA title due to injuries to athletes in the 400 meter, a top triple jumper and a top pole voulter. " Due to the losses of some of our elite athletes, we were much weaker from a team standpoint and really took us out of any shot at the MIAA title, " Alsup said. Writer | Kyle Wilson Designer | Brent Chappelow le Relays • 3rd Place Drake Retoys • 5lh Place MIAA Outdoor Championship • 8th Place NCAA D-ll Nationols ' Ffnish FOCUS Team crosses lines to blend with new coaching styles. It was a sport where knowing yourself was more important than knowing your opposition. In track and field atfiletes spent more time preparing tfian performing. And knowing fiow to prepare was imperative. " You hove to depend a lot on the athletes knowing themselves, " said Scott Lorek, first year women ' s track and field coach. " As a cooch, I try to look for feedback. I always ask them a lot of questions, read their body language and watch their performance in practice. I tell them if you wait to rest when you ' re tired, you have waited too long. " The team scrambled to become a cohesive core during the indoor track season, and Mary Wirt grounded the Bearcat squad with her performances in the weight throw. " Mary was someone who was consistent in every meet, " Lorek said. " When I came in we hod a new philosophy and she adapted and became a strong leader for us. " Wirt placed 14th, throwing 55 ' 5 " at the MIAA Championships, advancing to the Division II Indoor National Championships in Boston, end ending a four-year stint as a track and field athlete. Wirt placed 9th at the National Championship, just one place short of All-Americon status. With the closing of the indoor season, the ' Cats became inspired. After failing to place where they desired as a team, Lorek believed the team had a newfound determination. " Indoor track and outdoor track ore considered two different sports but we try to peak in the outdoor season, " Lorek said. " I thought that the MIAA Championship was the real turning point in our year. We didn ' t place where we wanted to, and our girls kind of said something needs to change. In the outdoor season we became a much more solid squad. " Stephanie Suntken impressed Lorek in the outdoor season and received top performances in the open 800 meter. Suntken ' s top time was at the Central Missouri Classic, running 2:22.08 and finished the outdoor season with all- conference accolades. International student from Trinidad, Alisha Samuel, was also important for the team. She reached the NCAA Notional Indoor Championships for the ' Cats, placing eighth in the 60-meter dash. Somuel ' s recipe was basic. " I just work hard and stay really focused, " she said. " I welcomed coach Lorek He is similar to my coach back in Trinidad. I do the work that he gives me. " Samuel repeated in the outdoor season by reaching the MIAA Notional Outdoor Championships and placing ninth in the 100-meter dash. Enthusiasm and commitment were two essentials in Lorek ' s philosophy. " I think it took a long time for us to finally focus in, but at the end of the outdoor season I could really feel that they understood what we were preaching, " Lorek said. " We just all came together. " EMPORIA INVITE 12TH PLACE • MIAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 6TH PLACE • INDIVIDUAL HONOI nee runner Cassie Sherlock speeds past Sarah Rahal : the 800 meter dash at the Northwest Invitational. Sherlock d the event with a time of 2:31.68. photo by Monfrye the finish line nearing, Audrey Bailey pushes her stride In •O Tveter hurdles at the Northwest Invitational. Bailey was on WilAA Team for her performance in the 400-meter hurdles. Mem F SHA SAMUEL 100-METER MIAA CHAMPION • All-MIAA TEAM ■ AUDREY BAILEY, BRANDI HONEYWELL, ALISHA SAMUEL AND STEPH SUNTKEN After advancing to the College Women ' s Worid Series of 1975, held in Omaha, Neb., the softball team tied for ninth place. The Bearkittens ended their season with a re- cord of 22-7, bouncing back from their dismal ' 74 record of 2-5. pholo courtesy of 1976 Tower One Moment Key events in sports history celebrated. Several things that most students did not know about the University ' s athletic department wos that the first athletic team was baseball, the Bearcats were called the Normals until 1916 and athletes used to wear red and white uniforms. In 2005, the Bearcat football team made it to the NCAA Division II Championship for the first time since 1999. In 1924 the football team won a share of the MIAA championship, making them the first of any program in the University ' s history. In 1931 the Hickory Stick traveling trophy was established; in that same year, the Bearcats were one of five undefeated teams in the country that only allowed six points in their first gome of that season. In 1966 the team became conference champs after going 0-1 1 two years earlier. In 1998 the football team won their first national championship in any sport in the University ' s history becoming the first and only 15-0 team in NCAA Division II history and was only one of three in 15-0 college football teams at any college level in history. In 1999 the football team won their second back- to-back national championship titles in a four overtime victory versus Carson-Newman. Since coach Mark Rosewell became the University ' s men and women ' s tennis team ' s coach, the program has orguably been one of the most successful athletic progroms in Beorcat history. Since 1985, the men ' s team hod racked up a record of 310-165, six MIAA championships, won two regional championships and 93 MIAA singles or doubles titles. The women ' s team has earned a record of 347-138, nine MIAA titles, two trips to the NCAA Quarterfinals and 62 MIAA singles or doubles championships. continued on next page. « Herschel Neil, »racl , 1936. « Jim Eaton, tennis, 1986 202 203 « Gary Grimes, wrestling, 1965. « Jill Perrin, tennis, 1987. « Lanita Richardson, volleyball, 1980. Fans rushed the field to tear down the goalposts after the Bearcats won the final playoff game 49-34 against Texas A M University-Kingsvijje. One of the posts was carried to Colden Pond, while the other ' was carried to the Worid Famous Outback bar and cut into souvenir pieces. The Bearcats continued on to defeat Carson-Newman in a re- cord game with four overtimes, photo courtesy of J999 Tower Baseball team members contendy watch out from the dugout Nwhile other team members practice out on the field. The 1983 Bearcat Baseball team won the first back-to-back MIAA tides, photo courtesy 1983 Tower An offensive powerhouse, Kelvin Parker goes up for a tough lay up against Eastern New Mexico. Parker scored 22 points, helping the Bearcats win the championship game of the Ryland Milner Qassic 90-82. photo courtesy of 2004 Tower m JS continued from previous page. Stn. - r In 1976 the men ' s tennis learn finished fourth in the nation. In 1987 both the men ' s and women ' s tennis teams won MIAA titles. It was the first lime in conference history that a school had won men and .nmon conference titles together. :i 1984 the men ' s and women ' s basketball teams won overtime thrillers against Central Missouri Slate squads. All four learns were ranked in ihe lop five in NCAA Division II. In 2004 the men and women ' s basketball teams swept the MIAA Conference Tournament. In 1936 Herschel Neil won the NCAA triple jump title. He also won 17 individual MIAA titles and set eight straight school records. Neil participated in the Olympic trials and narrowly missed a spot to the Olympics to legendory Jesse Owens in the triple jump. Track star Clint Prange won his first of three NCAA outdoor national titles in the discus in 2002 and in 2005 won two NCAA outdoor track titles in the discus and shotput. Prange ' s shotput made a NCAA record of66 ' l " . In 1980, the volleyball team won 52 matches, setting a school record and won its first conference championship. While the wrestling team no longer exists at Northwest, the team was successful in the 1960s. In 1965 the wrestling squad finished undefeated for a seco nd consecutive year. In 1969, Paul Stehman won the NCAA notional wrestling championships at 137 pounds, and in 1970, Stan Zeamer won the NCAA notional championship at 134 pounds. The Bearcats hove hod many special moments in the last century. It wasn ' t until 1993 that the women ' s teams changed their name from Bearkittens to Bearcats, women ' s soccer didn ' t start until 1999, in 1983 the baseball team won first bock-to-back MIAA titles and in 1975 the Softball appeared in the College World Series for the first time. Writer | Megan Crawford Designer | Ashlee Mejia 204 205 iside the three-point line, Laura Friederich drives •ward the paint. Friederich lead the team with 317 md played in all 27 games of the regular season. The IS basketball team swept the 2004 MIAA Confer- WMTUment. photo courtesy of 2004 Tower Gliding through the air, Megan Sheeley refines her moves during a rehearsal for the Northwest Dance Company. The Dance Company performed once each semester, giving participants a chance to showcase their skills, photo by Meredith Currence from Itft On a trip to Primedia, Society of Professional Journalists meinbers listen to a speaker. Showing the sign for " bread " Michelle Wagner helps teach food signs to Cheyenne Ackman at the Sign Language workshop. Pumping up the crowd during AFTERdark, the group TAIT performs as the opening act. photos by Trevor Hoyei and MerediOt Currence Diversity was represented as we found our nic ond enriched our lives in the variety of organizations at Northv Giving our free time between the classrooc|prid work, we strove to achieve goals and strengthened our skiffsror the future. Student Ambassadors presented Northwest to potential freshman as unique learning institution. Residence hall staffs and councils provided entertaining and educational programs for students to enhance their living experienci on campus. Religious organizations brought in a free concert called " AFTERdark, " that included a well-known bond and an evangelist. The young iournalists and designers of the Society of Professional Journalists and Society of News Design sought out an opportunity to learn about the publishing industry. We welcomed a new sorority. Alpha Delta Pi, to campus that allowed a variety of women to come together and form a sisterhood. Hand movements replaced words when sign language club took part in performing our National Anthem and educated others about the deaf community. Our participation in the variety of organizations provided helped us to define the unique opportunities presented to us. friendship I unity I service a a CHILI t O W ( two thousand six Accounting Society Front Row: Melanie Magill, Lexi Koenig, Michelle Russell, Maria Chavez, Stephanie Noss and Hoon n__l. M.... M. ri...- I..J...;- r..- aL- n r«-_:.L.., l..U« D-l I Ul l,ul L X ■ i. Row: Courtney Snodgrass, Kelsey Luers, Brian Meints and RahnI Wood. dent group made up of accounting ma- jors who wanted to learn more about the profession. Activities included guest speakers, the Volunteer Income Tax As- sistance (VITA) program, tax credit for the elderly, Accounting Day, field trips and members also provided tutoring help. " This year Accounting Society contin- ues to provide opportunities for account- ing majors to get to know fellow students as well as introduce them to profession- als in the field, " Michelle Russell said. The organization hosted an Ac- counting Day in which they hod repre- sentatives from Tiffany Heights Nursing Homes, Deloitte Touche and the FBI. as well as mti to protession- " Since they were all from differe areas of accounting, the students we able lo witness just how many places c accountng degree can take you, " Rl sell said. The organization also have year barbecues, Frisbee golf outings or bowling challenge nights. sponsor a team tc scholarship conte team members to smpete in the a $1000schold 3 enabled the Accounting Society 3r members more opportunities to i in their educational and professior Ag Council Agriculture Club Front Row: Karoh Spader, Elizabeth Horashe, Jammi Van Laor, Mollory Brunkhorst and Rebecca Day. Row 2: Knri Kern, Brandon Bockelmonn, Brooks Reid, Kyle Bumsted, Greg Pfantz and Krystel Tubbs. Back Row: Kyle Rnsmussen and Jacob Vossenkemper. Ag Council was made up of two representatives from each organiza- tion in the Agriculture department and two class representatives. The organizations sponsored two main events. The first was the Ag barbecue in the fall and the Ag Banquet in the Spring. The Ag barbecue was held in conjunction with the grand opening of the Frank Horsfall jr. Agricultural Museum in the Valk Center. Over 300 students, faculty and staff attended the welcome back barbecue. The second big event, the Ag Banquet, was held April 7. The week prior to the banquet, was Ag week, in which the Ag council planned game nights such as a Super Farmer contest, quiz bowl and other athletic events. The organization also participated in other small activities, such as election of the agricultural student of the month, Ag Council published the Ag Alumni News and sponsored the Agri- culture Awards Banquet. Front Row: Tyler Wede, Dylan Hondley, Travis Klingson and Valerie Edmondson. Row 2: Jessica Blackt Angeline Schulte, Jeri Steinbeck, Katie Barnes, Dustin Nelsen and Shano Nooh. Row 3: Kelbie Fries, Nicole H Jamie Burke, Adam Hansen, J.C. Harms, Amanda Murphy and Jessico Smith. Back Row: Megan Schuman, Jes i Day, Rebecca Day, Miles Smith, Kristin Wyckoff and Courtney Shrewsbury. Ag Club was the largest student-based group on campus with 140 n - bers. Membership requirements were an interest in agriculture, attenii meetings and payment of annual dues that were set at the first meeting o ' ' ' fall trimester. Money from dues sponsored club activities. Ag Club stayed active by participating in such festivities as the top ' ' contest, showmanship contest. Homecoming float, skiing trip and mUo ' - rals. Ag Club also helped put together a hay ride and barn warming doM - An annual Ag Awards Banquet was also held in the spring lo honoi : standing students and their achievements throughout the year. The Ag Club also served the community with a canned food drivt well as a clothes drive to help those who ore less fortunate. Seeking to not only educate, but to also entertain, the Ag Club broucin educational speakers to make people more aware of Agricultural issue;. American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences The purpose ol American Association ■ " " lily and Consumer Sciences was to e the professional development of ■ students who were either majors irs in the Family and Consumer ' Department organization provided leadership iiunities for its members and experience to increase mutual lerstanding among people. Career opportunities were explored, id professional and educational N were developed, which led to membership at the local, state and ;! levels. AAFCS started the year by ' 9 the department freshmen picnic it members. The organization held draisers, one for Hurricane Katrino .....-, The items collected went to child are facilities that took in refugees. The her fundraiser was a " Lemonade Stand " here members sold jewelry and practical jms to raise money for the group. As a team builder, members attended the Homecoming Variety Show together, hod an ice cream social and decorated the Family and Consumer Science department for Christmas. AAFCS also served the community be cleaning ditches and highways throughout the year. During the Spring semester, members attended the WIM conference in Chicago. Students in the Midwest interested in this field, specifically fashion, foods and nutrition, dietetics, human services, interiors and other FCS related areas, came from nearby states to share, explore, and network. During March, AAFCS helped plan different days for FCS week. " I see AAFCS as a great organization for our department ' s students, " Aimee Utsinger said. " It ' s a great network of people, a resource for learning, an outlet to develop professionalism, and a way to have fun and also do community service. " Designer I Paulo Eldred Front Row: Amy Tullis, Aimee Utsinger ond Jenny lee. Row 2: Donna Sharpe, Kali Vollrolh, Allison Kohre and Brandy tielson. Back Row: Becky Graeve, Audrey Rockhold, Rachel ftoudek, Jennifer Hill and Sora Musfeldt. 7 lpha PsiOmeoa 208 209 J. u in ' .r. .i ■ -rv - Alpha Psi Omega is the national honor- ary theatre fraternity. The organization was comprised of theatre majors and minors who have shown their dedication to the art of theatre. Throughout the year they do such projects as the touring Children ' s Show, theatre banquet, and service projects to better both the department the entire community. During the weekend before spring classes began, APO, painted the Mary as a giving back project. The project had long been in planning, and after the suc- cessful Children ' s Show tour, it was decid- During homecoming, members plan on Alumni gathering and help build a Theatre Department float with the University Play- ers and United States Institute for Technical Theater. " Our motto is " Living a Life Useful, " Stephanie Trester said. " We think of our- selves as o close family. " onl Row: Bridget Brown ond Kristen Edwards. Row 2: Kotherine Mdeiion. Ilk Row: Michael Vertako and Hannah Borfoot. American Association of Petroleum Geo ogists ' AssocTation for Computing Machinery Front Row: Kati Tomlin, Diana Pope, Layne Britton and Som Woodland. Bock Row: Allen Andersen, Kristina Skarvan, Chris Frizzell, Ashley Leger and John Pope. The American Association of Petroleum Geologists had been around since the foil of 2003 and had been an integral part of the geology and geography depart- ment since its creation. Open to all majors, AAPG was an organization interested in the earth and its economic poten- tial. In February, AAPG brought guest speaker Edith Allison to dis- cuss the role of technology and economics in our future. Allison ' s presentation ex- plained and evaluated the issue of gas prices in the United States. The national organization sponsored the visiting geologist program. The program entailed a geol- ogist, generally in the oil industry, that traveled around the country to different locations describing their field of interest. AAPG also sponsored other events with other organizations in the Geography and Geology departments. Sponsored programs for the year included a Rock and Book sale. Love Rock sole as well as a trip to a major cement plant near Hannibal, Mo., and fossil and ge- Desiqnerj Paula Eldred Front Row: Gary McDonald, Brandon Rockhold, Allen Lode and Merry McDonald. Row 2: Loknath Bhorti, King oi Brian Eye, Grant Howard and Alyssa Crowford. Row 3: Ashley Redding, Alisho Bell, Deepti Joshi, Crystal Word ondid Bell. Boik Row: Sheeno Lloyd, Sungwon Kong, Dovid Alexander, Chris Grandfield and Gary Wockernagle. The Association for Computing Machinery was an international scientific and educational organization dedicated towards the advancement of applications of information technology, arts and sciences. Monthly meetings gave ACM members the opportunity to network with other computer enthusiasts, faculty members and future employers all while teaching and informing each other of new technological advancements end trends. ACM joined forces with AfterColl e com, a job resource center that olio i members the chance to ocs information about specific job postin i the computing field around the cour ' . DePaw University speaker, Dii Berque come to the University to di:is pen computing. Using the computer applicor Physics Illustrator, Berque demonslrji the use of Illustrator and explainecT design issues raised with designing !i based interfaces and applications. Geo Club I « Front Row: Jim HIckey. Row 2: Katie Owens, Diana Pope, Kristina Skarvan and Allen Andersen. Row 3: Koti Tomlin, Merando Gholston, Trocey Mason and Erin Cahill. Back Row: Layne Britton, Sam Woodlond, Chris Frizzell, Michael Goymerac and Ashley Leger. Geared towards students interested in Earth Sciem Geo Club combined geology, geography and other majors with various events and activities throughout the year. The Rock and Book Sale enobled students and faculty within the department to donate rocks to be sold at the event held in conjunction with Earth Sciences Week. Many members learned how to use rock saws one other equipment in the department to create wind chimes, bookends and jewelry for the Rock Art Sole. Other major events of the year include Art Meet; Sciences and an ongoing display at the Kansas C ) Gem Mineral Show. Photomicrographs, stone carvings and dinosaui models could be seen in a showing at The Artisan Fine Art Gallery in Maryville. The pieces were some of Gee Club ' s work for Art Meets Sciences. Political Science Club ' Ml Row: Sam Hucke, Brandon laird, Jerad Willioms and Jason Greene. The purpose of the Political Science Club wa stimulate interest around the University and annong students about politics. ■ State representatives came to the University to speak about their jobs and what big issues would come up in the legislative session for the year. .fl Jason Brown, Trent Scaggs and Wes Shoemyer spoke to students primarily about how they were going to help the University and how it would in turn benefit the students. Private lobbyists also came to speak oboul their perspective on politics. In December, a poker tournament was held as a fundraiser. Prizes consisted of video gomes and gift cords to vorious businesses. The organization hoped to spread information about political issues to students and faculty on compus. It also represented students interested in careers in law, international relations and government. _ Pre-Medicine Club Row: Jeff Thornsberry, Wayne Frederick, Millicenl Seek, Jacob May, Megan Moore and Peter Kondrashov. !: Amy Brown, Heolher Sleinmon, Soroh Symtschylsch, Joni Stephens, Elizobeth Kurrelmeyer and Emily s. Boik Row: Chelseo Sogord, Carrie Payne, Shaun Bennett, Brandon Fell, Megan Ferguson and Danielle ■e-Med Club was influential in introducing students to different health- ted careers and included health-related trips, fundraisers and community :e. 16 Pre-Med Club was responsible for working the cash registers and ession stands at the football games in the fall. ponsoring Science Olympiad in the spring, Pre-Med Club enabled r-high students to compete in events. )ther events included health professional speakers throughout the year cone Katrina Relief and work with the Red Cross, American Cancer }ty and the New Nodaway Humane Society. •losing each semester, Pre-Med Club had an end-of-the-semester dinner i end of the year, the two top scoring members won a trip. ie pre-medicine organization was designed to introduce students to us health-related careers. It also encouraged students to become more 3ing by sponsoring activities that involved faculty and peers. Front Row: Chad Ackerman, Kendra Sweet, Brett Clemens, Brooke Sasser, Molly Gianchino, Shawn- dra Kruse, Erin Lundergan and Jason White. Row 2: Jessica Alvarez, Eric Grantham, Nicole Marriott, Anthony Armstrong, Jay LaMontagne, Carianne Geerts, Melissa Elliott and Laurie Whittington. Boik Row: Robert Graham, Jessica Leber, Troy Matthews, Geoffrey Githoiga, Brandon Fonnon, Daniel Wat- kins, Bridget Stoashelm, Anthony Gulizia and Lindsy Sharky. Business, success skills, economics and entrepreneurship were just a few of the things that Students in Free Enterprise strove to teach younger students. SIFE worked with third graders at Fiorace Mann and taught them to lead a web-based business gome co-sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation and Disney. The children held an entrepreneurship at a business and learned to make business decisions like how to pay for the start-up and how to learn from business headlines. Teaming up with Delta Mu Delta, SIFE went to local schools and taught fifth and sixth graders the concepts of business, economics and free enterprise. Other projects throughout the year included finance tutoring, busi- ness plan preparation. Young Entrepreneurs Simulation (YES) Camp and judging and mentoring of Future Business Leaders of America. Blue Key Na ' tional Honor Fraternity Front Row: Jamie Roberts, Gloriano Glover, Soroh Meyer, Abby Stephens, Julie Lawson and Ashlee Freeman. Bock Row: T.J. McGinnIs, Josh Lomberson, Note Lone, JJ. Matousek, GIna Lichte, Erica Heermann and J. Pat McLaughhn. Blue Key National Honor Fraternity donned costumes ond went trick-or-treat- ing on Halloween in order to get mon- etary donations for United Way. Through their trick-or-treating Blue Key raised approximately $500 for the char- ity. The organizotion, which was an aca- demic honorary, recognized students with high performance and leadership skills. " Blue Key is the combination of intel- ligence in and outside the classroom, " Blue Key president Gina Lichte said. " We strive to find students who are outstand- i ing in every aspect of college life. The organization also recognizee i service to the University through the Tow • er Queen competition during Northwc Week. Blue Key ran the selection and |ii ing processes as well as the crow: ceremony for the annual event. The organization focused on service community, campus and personal deve! opment. Blue Key hoped to instill a sense o professionalism in its members that tfie ! could carry into the world after gradu ation. Delta Tau Alpha The Delta Tau Alpha agricultural honor society promoted scholarship and leader- ship accomplishments. The organization was open to students in the top 35 percent of their class who had completed 12 hours of agricultural courses. The organization would visit area nurs- ing homes as part of their community out- reach program. Members of the organization also went to the Delta Tau Alpha national conven- tion at Texas A M University March 19-21 where awards were presented to chapters throughout the nation. Delta Tau Alpha encouraged character and personal responsibility for its members. Front Row: Kim Weis ond Amy MtCreo. Row 2: Soro Bornholdt and Emily Meggers. Re 3 Elizabeth Itaroshe and Jessica Christiansen. Bock Row: Brooks Reid. I Gamma Theta Uosilon Front Row: Nathan Paul, Zebadiah Steeby, Amanda Moness and Tyler Holmes. Bock Row: Nobu- toka Nokomura, Anthony Stiens, Chris Frizzeil, Leah Monos and Diana Pope. Gamma Theta Upsilon was national honorary society for g ography students. To gain membership in GTl students had to take three geo raphy courses, rank in the uppi 35 percent of their class ond t enrolled for three semesters. The organization hoped to pr mote geography as a cultural or practical field of study and to he fund research in the discipline. Members of GTU were ab to gain experience outside of tf classroom through events such ( the earth science activity or lh( work with the Family Crisis Cent fence. Kappa Kappa Psi r Lambda Pi Eta Row: Eric Lopola, Chris Rinello, Caleb Gibson, Broya Hicks, Samantha Baier, Amanda Baker, A ' Laina Beckwith and Burke Shouse. 1: Volerie Naos, Kolhorine Jacobs, Michelle Morquis, Kylee Smith, Nancy Koczinski and Chelsey Hopkins. Row 3: Louro Voss, irtie Moore, Brooke Doke, Ashley Benedix, Hannah Porter, Jono lienemonn and Angela Herring, Baik Row: Megon Wilmes, ilho Pulley Chris Young, Jored Kirk, Motthew Willis, Joe Sisco, Soro Chomberloin and Anthony Gomez. Coppo Kappa Psi cdedicoted itself to pro- g service to bonds. ' he organization helped set up and main- equipment for the University bonds and to develop bonds at the junior and se- f)igh school levels. n the summer. Kappa Kappa Psi took rnlory of all tuxedos and uniforms as epointed all the music stands in the arlment. )uring the marching band season, Kap- Cappa Psi provided water and snacks to J members during halftime. Members of the organization also travel Mortar Board to local high schools to ploy in pep band foi football and basketboll games. Kappa Kappa Psi also held a junior high music festival where bands could perform in front of judges in order to receive advice fo( improvement. The group held a picnic and Softball game called " Beef, Buns and Bolls " where bond members, alumni and Kappa Koppo Psi members from other chapters could gather. " We do whatever is needed to be done for the Northwest bands to operate in a way that is effective to give great performances, " president Braya Hicks said. roBi Row: Motic Meinen, Jamie Tindall, Wendy Shoemyer, Erica Heermann, Sarah Meyer, Ashley Aversmon, Rebecco Seitz and rett Clemens. Row 2: Rochel Schumacher, Krystle Smith, Brooke Teczo, Mindy Leolhermon and John Koffmon. Row 3: Kelsee uest, Katie Knobbe, Amanda Fichtner, Kim Bredehoefl, Megan Ellwanger and Andrew Timko. Boik Row: Robert Dewhirst, Louren lioch, Justin Tolley, Skylat Rolf, Eric Isley, Greg Pfontz and Brian Hesse. Front Row: Hayley Leopard and Elizabeth Comes. Baik Row: Boyo Oludaja. Lambda Pi Eta was the notional scholastic honorary for students majoring or minoring in communication. To be eligible, students had to complete 45 hours of college level work and have at least a 3.25 grade point average in their communica- tion courses. The orgonizotion recognized students exem- plary scholorship and provided opportunities to increase knowledge outside the classroom. Lambda Pi Eta encouraged professional development among majors, provided an op- portunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of communication and established and maintained closer relationships and mutual un- derstanding between speech communication faculty and students. Trading places with the University President Dean ■ Hubbard, Lazarus Morquort was able to see what a day OS the leader of Northwest was all about. The Turret Chapter of Mortar Board, a senior honor J society based on scholarship, service and leadership,] held the President for a Day raffle in the fall. The organization also participated in the Reading Is Leading program with the librory where members would spend Saturday morning reading and doing activities with children. J Mortar Board recognized the Top 10 Sophomores and the top faculty at the University each spring at a tea to honor them. 2 The organization also held United Way fundraisers to help the charity. To be admitted to the organization seniors needed a 3.0 GPA and a record of University or community leadership. Mortor Board chapters across the nation were c hal- lenged to create an environment of effective communi- cation and to maintain the ideols of the society. Each chapter was expected to sponsor programs and activities to fulfill the organization ' s key goals and to develop high quality leaders. 212 213 Omicron Delta Kappa Front Row: Katie Owens, Diana Pope and Krystle Smith. Row 2: Allen Lode and Grant Howard. Back Row: Abby Disselhoff. Omicron Delta Kappa was the national leadership honor- ary that recognized individuals who attained a high standard of leadership in collegiate acivi- ties. The organization facilitated continued growth of members in leadership areas of their choice and inspired others to become stronger leaders. The organization also spon- sored a leadership speaker. Upper-level students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or high ' er were elegible for member- ship in ODK. The Northwest circle ol ODK was organized in 2002. Order nf Dmeaa Many local families were able to celebrate the holidays thanks to the Angel Tree. Order of Omega, along with the Ponhellenic Council and the Interfroternity Council, sponsored the tree on campus. Students and faculty could take on angel from the tree, which hod a child ' s wishlist. The person could then purchase items for the child. The Angel Tree campaign delivered more than 300 Christmas gifts to loci Order of Omega was a notional honorary for men and women in Greek letter fraternities and sororities. Members needed a high standard of leadership, scholarship and service in Greek, University and com- munity activities. The organization also sponsored Pomp Break for Greeks during Homecoming and BANG, a program to teach members about Being a New Greek. Order of Omega also sponsored the Senior Prom. The prom was a dance for local senior citizens and was part of the organization ' s community outreach effort. The group also officiated the Greek Week Awards during the annual celebration of fraternity sorority life. Front Row: Lauren Skoch, Erica Heermann, Julie Lawson and Cody Gray. Row 2: Jana Gordner, Erin Lundergan, Kristin Larsen and Andrea Garcia. Row 3: Rachel Schumacher, Elizabeth Harashe, Stephanie James, Jennifer Magel, Courtney Snodgrass ond Ashlee freeman. Back Row: Nicole McMurtry, Sarah Meyer, Abby Stephens, Abby DisselbofI and Joyce Martin. igma Gamma Epsilon ' Ml Row: Allen Andersen. Row 2: Chris Frizzell ond layne Brinon. Back Row: Diana Pope, Renee ihs ond Sam Woodland. Sigma Gamma Epsilon was the national honor society for earth ciences. November, the organization sold nachos with cheese in Garrett- trong to roise funds. The group also held a rock and book sale. Membership was open to those geology and earth science stu- lenls with a high grade point average in those courses. The Northwest Epsilon Theto chapter was known for its annual ' Ion! sale, and its yearly contribution to the Geology Department in ■Ti of geological specimens or other display items. e organization initioted seven new members in the fall and held . dinners and gatherings to foster group fellowship. K Designer I Paula Eldred 3m?Si From Row: Emily Meggers, Laura Smith and Ashley Scott. Boik Row: Sunlto Sharmo, Mallory Parker, Brent Choppelow, Luke Buntz, Erin Loges and Abby Freeman. Sigma Pi Sigma was the presidential scholar honor society, which aimed to promote higher education and quality learning. The organization raised funds for the autism research through a bake sale in February. The sale raised $70 for the Autism Society of America. Each year, Sigma Pi Sigma sponsored the Celebration of Qual- ity research symposium. The symposium gave students the chance to present academic or creative works during the day-long event. The organization also helped with Distinguished Scholars Day. During the visit day, high school students met with presidential scholars to discuss the responsibilities of being a scholarship recipi- ent and also questions about college life. Sigma Tau Delta Row: Rosetto Baliew, David Clisbee, Julie Bennett ond Amondo Meyer. Row 2: Tina Kimbrell, Brondon Rold itie (udzilo. Back Row: Amondo Mayers, Adorn Smith, Brent Choppelow ond Chanda Funston. iigmo Tau Delta was the Interna- il English honor society. ne organization sponsored a I book ond baked goods sale I fall in Golden Hall, embers from the organization submitted academic or creative ;s for presentation at the annual 10 Tau Delta convention in Port- , Ore., in March, he University ' s Epsilon Gamma chapter of Sigma Tau Delta was hon- ored at the spring convention because of its 75-year association with the no- tional organization. The organization recognized Eng- lish Department faculty members each semester by having appreciation din- ners. Sigma Tau Delta helped English majors and minors develop skills in creative and critical writing. Upsilon Pi Epsilon Front Row: King Kwan and Crystal Word. Back Row: Merry McDonald, Brondon Rockhold and Gory McDonald. Upsilon Pi Epsilon was the international honor society in com- puting sciences for undergraduate and graduate students. The Northwest chapter of UPE was established in 2003 and was one of four chapters in the state. To join the organizotion, students needed a 3.5 GPA in com- puter sciences. The main event for UPE was the initiation of new members each year. The organization alo helped with the Consortium for Comput- ing Sciences in Colleges conference held at the U niversity. The chapter recognized outstanding academic achievement in the computer science field at Northwest. I 1 1 Alpha Delta Pi During the Alpha Delia Pi Ice Cream Soo ' ol, members and prospetllve members talk look al a pliolo token of ihem ol ibe rusb evenf. 7he 2005 tloss brought strength in numbers to fbe brond-new sorority, photo fay Trevor Hoyes Front Row: Megan Fox, Mellsso Schafer, Emily Petersen, Nicole Dice, Andrea Cude, Nicole Andregg, Rebecca Gentry, Mary Matson, Emilie Polley, Kelsey Dailing and Meghan Hohl. Row 2: Roselynn Buffo, Megon Gilbert- son, Krystol Williamson, Ashley Romsey, Justine Easter, Amondo Storkey, Tiffany Slump, Kim Hisey, Ashley Nisley and Aiidreo Piozzo. Back Row: Melanie Gotland, Kara Hensley, Soroh Reed, Francesco Elgin, Megan Regon, Abigail Cox, Alono Johnson, Johanna Avilez, Brittony McGhee ond Abby Keener. Front Row: Nololie Cowper, Niki Farris, Chandolynn flelm, Stephonie Stongl, Andreo Taylor, Ellie Herschlog, Ajo Pocheco and Crystol McKeever. Row 2: Cnllie Poore, Tanya Moore, Mollory Milner, Mallory Stanton, Crystal Mesen- brink, Amondo Goloske, Olivia Barrett ond Lindsoy Reed. Row 3: Vonesso Sanchez, Megan Borton, Allison Pettit, Kristina Konecko, Stephanie Hardin, Ashley Loughran, fleathet Rich and locey Williams. Back Row: Lori Hansen, Jonine Whitt, Andreo Jenkins, Ashley Dillon, Danielle Ritter, Kelsy Lechner, Trocie Gioccetti and Jessica Goerke. A buzz of women talking between mouthfuls of ice cream set tfie scene fo Alplia Delta Pi ' s first ice cream social. Tau Pfii Upsilon was an independent sorority at the University in 2004. Afte deliberation, members wanted to become a national sorority, starting them oi the path to become Alpha Delta Pi. On Nov. 12, the Tau Phi Chapter of Alpha Delta Pi was established. " I thought it ' d be neat to be involved in something you ' d be the beginning o you could determine its reputation, " Sarah McQueen said. " Not what it wouli stand for, because it is a very old organization, but what it would turn out to bi here at Northwest. " McQueen said her freshman year she made up her mind that there was nt way she would go Greek, but after passing by a group of girls she thought she ' i check it out. " We hove something new and different for people that maybe don ' t feel me they fit in someplace else, " McQueen said. Recruitment vice president Roselynn Buffo echoed McQueen ' s descriptio ] that Alpha Delta Pi was truly a unique organization, " When I originally came to Northwest, it ' s not like I hod a negative stereotyp ' about sororities, I just didn ' t think it was something that I wanted to do, " B: ' said. After her friends convinced her to give it a try, she did, jumping onto executive board her freshman year. " It ' s been quite a ride, it ' s a lot of fun trying to get everything organized. Buffo said. " It ' s been difficult because everybody else knows what they ' re doini and we ' re all new to this. " With the help of consultants Erin O ' Donnell from Washington State Katherine Ballord from South Carolina, things ran smoothly. It was the consulio job to stay for a semester and help Alpha Delta Pi get on their feet. Since initiation, the sorority participated in Homecoming festivities, mixers anJ sisterhood activities and worked to recruit new members. " I always thought it was almost like the movie ' Revenge of the Nerds, ' whet all the sororities were jerks and the guys were jocks, I figured it was going to b something like that, but these are actually really nice people, " potential memb Jamie Broley said. Writer I Jessica hlortley Designer | PJ. Eldre " i lpha Gamma Rho fTi »tL • .- ' ( ii lew: Nathaniel Skipper, Matt Schrelner, Kevin Miller, Ryan Lockwood, Nolhon Uihe ond Adam Carlson. : Martin Sncll, Josh Waters, Chris Newton, Doug O ' Dell, Lucas Bennett, Cody Robinson ond Mitchell Evans. Mork McCool, Craig Kohhoff, Jorod Moenkholf, Jake Koenig, J.C. Harms, Justin Smith ond Kyle Wehmeyer. ow: Kellen Brandt, Kyle Rasmussen, Jack Green, Jake Vossenkemper, Matt Barnhard, Chance McLean, Billy and Adorn Honsen. pho Gamma Rho gave paracJe watchers a show with their pool in ack of pick-up truck cduring homecoming and the members who in the pool, but the fraternity focused on more than Homecoming. lunder ' s Day, Pink Rose, a Steer Show were among a few of the 5 which the men of AGR porticipated in. ley also provided their members with tools to succeed in college and alter college by developing them into better men. )ch member held himself strictly to the fraternity ' s standards and most »d to overachieve, helping spread the good name of their fraternity )rotherhood. ' hile the fraternity benefitted from its members ' success, the men of benefitted from their organization ' s ideals. Alpha Kappa Lambda Front Row: Salvatore Scire, Kris Asher, Dennis VanAusdol II, Nick Smith, Ryan Hansel and Jeft Armstrong. Row 2: Nalhoniel Cooley, Duslin Feller, Adrian Luttrell, Joe Simpson and Zach Johnston. Ba k Row: Joy Lomontogne, Andy Egan, Nathan McForland, Jimmy Juordo, Scott Weddle and Ryan Seelus. Alpha Kappa Lambda set its sights on " seeking men of character that wanted to achieve a wholeness of manhood. " With those words in mind, they dove into a year with philanthropies |like " These Hands Don ' t Hurt, " where students wrote messages on pa- E per hands and posted them on a board for all to see. The Fioat-o-thon rounded out the AKL ' s philanthropies with a solid emphasis on service. With Homecoming planned with a brand new sorority in Alpha Delta Pi, the AKLs got a chance to not only develop their own members through the hard work of the event, but also to help establish the new sorority with a tradition of excellence all its own. The Alpha Zeto chapter of AKL, which established itself in 1963, looked forward to its new crop of men and forging ahead into the future with brotherhood and achievement at its cornerstones. 2L6 217 Ma ii A big year for Alpha Sigma Alpha brought !ir chapter The Crown of Excellence for the top opter in the nation. With big shoes to fill, they hosted a Special lympics track meet to for the Nodaway County so and Maryville community. They also took part in several other commu- y service projects including several members participating in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of service. The sorority also worked on an endowment for scholarship in honor of their former advis- er. The sorority heavily involved itself in Home- coming, Greek Week and numerous other cam- pus-wide events. Service and intramurals helped the sorority develop. With sisterhood at the cen- ter of its ideals, the women proved they could give their best.. On Founders ' Day the national president spoke about the chapter ' s continuing goal to achieve excellence and she awarded the The Crown of Excellence, capping a year of major successes for Alpha Sigma Alpha. mimM )iit Row: Leslie Wilkinson, Quinn Sheek, Abby Stephens, Jill Reiley, Erica Heermonn and Sarah ZIm- Front Row: Megon Walker, Lindsey Robertson, Jenny Froncko, Moddison Tobin, Jessico Shermon, rschied. Row 2: Emily Andrews, Slocey Decks, Koro Dark, Amanda Robinson, Rochoel Chose, Kosey Amondo Wilson and Jodi Spoonemore. Row 2: Alicia Tobin, Amber Commer, Kelly Peterson, Amondo er, Koyla Scott, Kori Rule and Soro Scroggins. Row 3: Kristo Poul, Amy lockovic, Ashlee Mejio, Amy Golden, Notasho Wyott, Ali Hatfield, Anno Rothjen ond Megon Ryer. Bock Row: Souphio Vorngsom, num, Michoelo Berlino, Kotlin Wilson, Komille Burrell, Jano Gordner, Jenno Thornburg, Chelsea Herz- Rachel Rapp, Joey Rohlls, Toro Brooks, Carrie Heifers, Jennifer Kiss, Megon Victor, Britni Roberson g and Stroussy Winters. Back Row: Jen Biggor, Kotie Padillo, Lindsey Hunken, Dawn Magel, MIndy and Amondo Davis. kemper. Collie Zevecke, Jennifer Mogel, Kelsie Sis, Koyli Burrell ond Meredith Wilmes. representing the field chipped away, to form the playing ground for the intramural flag-football championship. The men breathe of the men on the field turned to mist as they exhaled. The early December match-up pitted Sigma Phi Epsilon against Delta Chi for the championship, bragging rights and the coveted ' Intramural Champion ' T-shirts. The Sig Eps scored first in the game, but with Mark Holthous at their helm, the D-Chis punched in the last points of the gome and a two-point conversion to jump ahead. After the final pf Holthaus had quarterbacked the D-Chis to their fourth straight championship. " All of our guys take sports kind of seriously, " he said. " We ' ve been good in [flag-football] and we want to stay there. " As a freshman, Holthaus played for the first championship, and though he lost, it was to another Delta Chi team. After the first one Holthaus and his fraternity erected a small dynasty on the practice football fields, winning championships in 2003, 2004 and 2005. Holthaus, a former high school football player, said the fourth championship would be special not only for the fraternity but for him as well. " It means a lot to bring it back to the fraternity, " he said, " but this one was special because as a senior, this is probably one of the last times I ' m gong to ploy organized football. " The fraternity banded together behind their team. With their team winning, the fraternity received o tool to use during spring and fall rushes Chi leom (o a win ond (he t iompionship over Sigmo Phi Epsilon. pliolo hy Frerar Hoyes by bragging about their athletics as well as a symbol of their strong bond. Members showed up to the final two games of the season in full force, despite the cold temperatures and snow on the ground. " It ' s just intromurols, but to have fans out there, it ' s just awesome, " Holthaus said. " It really shows our brotherhood. " Writer j Trevor Hayes Designer | Paulo Eldred «. ft. Front Row: T.J. M(Ginnis, Neal Pittman, Paul Combs, Paul Zimmer, Tyler Wittstruck and Colby Beochler. Row Front Row: Justin Hilliard, Cody Roth, Adam Mitchell, James Innes, Tyler Moody and Bora Cevikel. R 2: Hugo Ortiz, Jordan Willis, Jed Penland, Tyler Breed, Zoch McCoppin, Dan Brendle and Jason Guthery. Back Mike Rieger, Michael Lykins, Joey Kinote, Sean Welch and Chris Bubock. Back Row: Douglas Siers, Jason Row: Eric flarbin, Danny Potlhoff, Jeremy Bachmann, Kyle Brant, Jeff Rix, Ty Cravens and Schuyler Johnson. Andrew Hull, Brion Kantor, Phillip Mclntyre and Chris Welch. tf Delta Sigma Theta Gamma Alpha Lambda !ow: Mallory Webster. Row 2: Astro Honey, Rochel Davis, Tiesho Christian ond April Boergo. Ba k oyno loliver. ;ltQ Sigma Theta held annual events such as Sister Circle, the Annual arship Pageont, Delta Health Week and NPHC Greek Forum. )T also participated in Northwest ' s Multicultural Date Auction, an il (und-raise r sponsored by a number of international and interculturol It organizations. portion of the proceeds from the auction went to support humanitar- ograms in Central America and Pakistan as well as hurricane relief in louisiono. ]elta Zeta Hi Row: Rothel S(humocher, Meteditli forck, Kindro Felver, Donoy Stonislous, Joyce Morlin, le McMurtry, loura Schworz, Jennifer Mortin ond Ashley Brondes. Row 2: Morio Chovez, So- tlio Swope, Heothet Wynn, Danielle (louse, Melyndo Burk, Christine Miller, Jennifer Ryon, Erin phy, Megan Gehrke ond Tobitha Podilla. Back Row: Kristin lorsen, Kim McCouley, Jockie Steele, loy Edwords, Amondo Trovnichek, Karen Becker, Whitney Bocquin, Courtney Snodgross, Valerie slerman, Amondo Sommelmon ond Kristen Forrester. Delta Zeta was a women ' s " organization that promoted sister- -r) ' trough its campus leadership. worked for unity by working for their philanthropy, which ■s 01 Golludet University for the speech and hearing impaired. DpIiq Zeta strove for academic excellence, campus and com- volvement, and leadership and strong sisterhood. Tt-.e orgonization did so through its countless sorority activities d involvement in campus wide events. Delto Zeta achieved its ols by focusing on its ideals. Gamma Alpha Lambda was a new organization aimed at guiding fe- male students toward a relationship with God and uniting Christian women on campus. They met weekly where someone would give their personal testimony, they would sing songs and have Sister Suppers. They met with girls each week to get to know different people, volun- teered at difference events and had a formal. The organizotion also held weekly Bible studies. The organization welcomed any woman of any Christian denomination who wanted to grow in her relationship with God and with her sisters in Christ. They sought to grow closer to each other and to God through service and fundraising projects in the community, worship, mission trips, and many different social events throughout the year, ■p ' ,i i Jf% %5 front Row: Katie Kindler, Erin Graham, Chanda Hisel, Kelsle Giambalvo, Joclyn Swanson and Allison Garnett. Row 2: Courtney Doke, Breonne Engemon, Allie fJompton, Koti Tomlin, Kotie Stow, Daley Dodd, Jenny Cowort and Lois Ryfrom. Row 3: Ashley Nisley, Lexi Koenig, Melissa Giebel, Emily Duggan, Jennifer Miller, SueAnn Crouse and Bethany Bodenhousen. Back Row: Mallory Parker, Jennifer Magel, Joryn Jones, Hillory Stirler, Amy Boss, Stephanie Jones, Kalee Shewell ond Katie Neil. Front Row: Emiley Harding, Amanda Deckard, Trocy Leigh Huffman, Gentry Cow, Koren Stuort, Britney Short, Hllorle Andrews, Tessa Stewart, All Dyer and Nicole Smith. Row 2: Teela Longloss, Lara Poehlmon, Trod Harding, Emilee Freed, Kotelyn Olson, Nicole Quigley, Morondo Honke, Mary Krelmer and Heather Edwards. Bock Row: Jennifer Young, KrIstI Beydler, Jestyn Cunningham, Kelsey Nichols, Jessica Monchon, Ashley Volmert, MIchele Mor- chesl, Rebecca Jones, Tamro James and Meghan Winn. 1 1 y Kappa Sigma CPhi DfilTa Theta Front Row: John Koffmon, Chris Kennoley and Mike Schuckman. Row 2: Brody Cummings, Aaron Todd, Shoun Bennett ond Joe Myers. Ba k Row: Seon Hennessey, Kevin Rotert, David Brown, Eric Chobok and Tyler Schemmel. After losing members from in the Relay For Life to benefit the lost year, Koppo Sigma recruited American Cancer Society and many new members after o sue- teamed up with Phi Mu and Alpha cessful Fall 2005 rush. The group Sigma Alpha to hold a Jailbreak sponsored many different philan- to raise money for victims of fHur- thropies and held many different ricane Katrino. events through the year. To ben- In addition to philanthropicol efif the community, members par- events, the fraternity also par- ticipated in BRUSFi, where they ticipated in many Homecoming painted local houses in the com- events. Kappa Sigma members munity. created a float with the Sigma So- Members held a Buddy Wolk ciety and helped build a jalopy to benefit The National Down with the musical fraternity Sigma Syndrome Society, participated Alpha Iota, Front Row: Patrick Mclnvole, John Hagan, Sam Hucke, Cody Gray, Dovid Eisenmenger, Andrew Timko, K SeidI ond Mark Walker. Row 2: Logon Galloway, David Bales, Ryan Gessner, Dane Vey, Nathan Manville, R4 Thomas, Tyler Gillelond and Wesley Miller. Bock Row: Nick DelSignore, Mitchell Blake, Joson Greene, . PurceJI, Travis Brownley, Josh Slrathmon, Derek Poland, Travis Lehman, Aaron Cotron and Molt Moon. After capturing first place during Greek Week, the fraternity endi 2004 with an overall member GPA of 3.05. This was the first fraternity 20 to have a GPA of over 3.00 and the first fraternity on record to hove GPA higher than a sorority. For Homecoming, the fraternity took second place in the variety sfic skit, second for the Homecoming banner, second for the Homecoming f rade pomp clowns and second for the porode float. Overall the froterr- finished second overall, just points behind the winner. The fraternity sponsored such philanthropicol events such at Walk) D ' Feet to benefit ALS and a St. Jude ' s Volleyball Tournament. PhiMu With membership numbers up from lost year, Phi Mu sponsored many philanthropy events. To raise money for Children ' s Miracle Network, members held a dodgeball tournament, where teams of 8 players payed an entry fee of $35. Players also dressed up for the costume contest. Also, they sponsored a three-on-three basketball tournament. All proceeds benefitted CMN. In combination with other fraternities. Phi Mu held a book drive in early Februrary. The fraternity who donated the most books to Children ' s Mercy Hospital would then have their houses cleaned. As a requirement of all new members, a Trick- or-Treat for pennies took place the weekend be- fore Halloween where new members went from house-to-house asking for spore chonge to be donated to ' At the end of the year. Phi Mu held Party, where each member anonymously invij five guys. The guys could pay a dollar to find it who their crush was. Also, members held a r wash to benefit their philanthropy. Members ended their year with a totni dance Front Row: Doni Snodgross, Keejet Gehrt, Christina funk, Amanda Root, Nicole Orrell, Megan Molthews, Janelle Logon and Lauren Skoch. Row 2: Abby Browning, Emilee Miller, Erin Lundergon, Whitney Turner, Amanda Moore, Shannon Randall and Jennifer Watson. Row 3: Robyn Thomos, Sundi Sutton, Lauren Wilson, Stephanie Coslonzo, Cortnie Meier, Jamie Appleberry and Jessica Peok. Baik Row: Nicole Wolf, Stacy Theulen, Jono Mohs, Ashley Feekin, Kosey Oenk, Steph Hopkins, Koiley Dennis and Sara Neville. Front Row: Melonie Rogers, Mattie Hans, Megan Thomos, April Zoch, Brittany Gillett and Kelsey Rosborjb Row 2: Michelle Lordemann, Tora Phipps, Erin Logos, Danielle Fernandez, Morgon Sobbe ond Michelle Tot Bnik Row: Summer Wildhaber, Amy Julion, Jackie Sonnek, Kelsey Luers, Aubrey Swanson, Brook Shult ii Amy Hrodek. ' hi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Supporrfng f h« had singer Hyk Kurl:, members of Phi Mu Alpha Srnfonro cnrerloin the (rowd wilh ifietr rendition oF " So(l( ro rlie f ufure " fhe group performed lire skil o( ifie vorie y sliow field during hometomlng woel m Odoljer phoro b Mrrcrfrrh Cufronrc 220 221 love for music prompted stu- to aspire to bring old and new to their listeners in Phi Mu Al- linfonia. Ve want to bring the classics acred music bock to the com- f. ' Chris Little said, nfonia members had many rtunities to share their music )hout the year including a Big Dance, the Springtime Soror- renade, and the annual Speak ir Stephanie walk sponsored by 3 Sigma Sigma. (embers also song ot a candle- vigil held following Hurricane a. infonia song for programs held nd off campus as well as for letitions. They won four awards eir skit during the Homecoming ly Show, including best actor for Kurtz, best actress for Joe Park, lie ' s choice and best overall Itle said the group worked out a 1 plan for their skit in one night. Mth all of our combined in- s ond humors, we write out a •ersion, " Little said. her the draft was written, they hod members work out words to the songs they wished to utilize and then hod approximately one week to practice. Blending Northwest ' s History with the plot of " Back to the Future; " Sinfonia managed to combine music and comedy for their act. Traditions played o large role as Sinfonia performed at annual events. In the spring semester, they per- formed their annual Man of Music concert. The concert was held at Conception Abby outside Maryville and centered on American Compos- ers. Although Sinfonia members shared a love of music, they also shared traditions and brotherhood. As the Vice President and the Fra- ternity Education Officer, Little was in charge of helping Sinfonia run smoothly. He also taught members about the rules and ideals of the fra- ternity. " We teach boys how to be men and how to be role models for other musicians and other people every- where, " Little said. Writer j Meredith Currence Designer I Paulo Eldred Serenading the walkers for Speok oul for Sleptionle, members of Pfii Mu Alpbo Sinfonio perform during (tie wolli II was Ifodilion for Phi Mu Mpha Sinfonio to sing at ihe walk eoch year ptioio liy hem Hpyes f ronf Row: ttarry ttomblin, Justin Whilmon, Simon Sehupp, James Little, Mott Rithordson, J. Wode ttowles, Done Montgomery and Brion Hopp. Row 2: Trent Tliompson, Brandon Busch, Andrew Sanders, Daniel Cross, David Strove, Dovid letfler, Bryon Duddy and Kyle Kurtz. Row 3: James Sorensen, Adam Ewing, Joe Pork, Timothy Rosson, Stephen Beinor, Jamin tiowell, Joy Fohey and Lee Pope. Ba k Row: Andrew Tippin, Jomes Huffman, Brent Choppelow, Rob Stueve, Seth Brummond, Craig Wilcox ond Agnis Retenois. f Phi Sigma Kappa Brotherhood. Scholarship. Chorocler. These are the three cardinal principles that the men of Phi Sigma Kappa live by. All 50 members of the fraternity worked as one to accomplish philanthropy and community service events. Spike for Special Olympics, Special Olympics Track and Field Meets, Relay for Life and Martin Luther King Jr. Service Day were just a few of the accomplishments this organization had throughout a three month period. In that three month period, Phi Sigma Koppa exceeded the total number of volun- teered hours in the previous school year. In on emphasis of their scholarship, the grade point overage of the members of the organization hod increased dramatically since the previous school year as well. In January, Phi Sigma Kappa received their fourth intramural championship. Designer I Paula Eldred Front Row: Shedrick Gollady, Isooc Lopez, Aaron Rice, Zackary Hull, Kyle Thorpe oni i Billington. Row 2: Som Woodland, Nicholas Watson, Matt Kiefer, Adam Watson, Mott St Brett Karrosch and Jonathan Lowrey Boik Row: Nathan Goldstein, Adam Kobbs, h Ayers, Kyle Aaron, Chris Hanson, Mark Porro and Tim Wilson. Front Row: Mike Lockwood, Jason Peters, Clayton Feurer, Ryan Smith, Cody Lovejoa Johnston, Tim Mosterson and Jeremy Schroeder. Row 2: Matthew Goldstein, Logan CaB Ben Shottuck, Seon Horrell, Jored Lainhort, Mothew Vetter, Nick Peterson, Morshall Gni and Joseph Murray. Back Row: Matt Blair, Matt Hollowoy, Mott Oyler, Mac Mof I Drummond, Nathan Birkley, Jored Stoch, Zach Hall, John Strohm and Dustin Rapp. " Sigma Alpha Rush week boord game night provides a chance for Jessico Alonfesono, Ashley Voss and Kristin Almond to get ocquoinfed during o gome of Sequence. The rush week evenis Included o boord gome night, ice creom socJol ond progressive dinner, photo by bbeth hmihe Front Row: Elizobeth Clark, Stephanie Jomes, Nicole Filllon, Elizabeth Horoshe, Ashley Workman and Arlino Klusmon. Row 2: Jessico Montesono, Shono Noah, Kendro Hansen, Jessica Waters, Carrie Littleken, Koitlyn Ireton, Amiee Jennings and Collie Gardner. Bock Row: Mollory Brunkhorst, Jenny Terrell, Krystel Tubbs, Jodi Kuester, Rebecca Day, Kristin Almond, Ashley Voss, Ashley Gomel and Brenna Benesh. As a national professional agriculture s2 Sigma Alpha was the only agriculture sororir existed. One of the most important activities fhot Signr Alpha participated in was Ag in the Classroom As a national philanthropy project, membe visited one elementary school classroom per s mester and taught the children about one c ' different concepts of agriculture. Some activities included planting seeds the children and teaching them where their toe came from. Ag in the Classroom is especially imporic to Sigma Alpha because it gives the children, e peciolly those that live in larger cities, an undi standing on form life and how their food got frc the farm to their local grocery store and dir- tables. Nationally, Sigma Alpha went to the Regior Sigma Alpha Convention. Held at Iowa State, located in Ames, low the girls of Sigma Alpha got the opportunity , socialize with other Sigma Alphas ' from the on and trade ideas within the different chapters. The Sigma Alpha that attended the Regi Convention also toured on agricultural bu: and operation. Other yearly, philanthropic activities ind on alumni barbecue, trick or treating for ci tions to the American Cancer Society, Eme Boll Formal, family day and several mixers o sisterhood activities. r z ■I Row: Tritio Conger, Whittney Wilson, Elizabeth Price and Ann Gardner. Row 2: Andreo Richardson, Kathryn ing ond leonne Thurman. Bmk Row: Allison Muller, Grace Keefhover, Elizabeth Retenais and Kim Medick. Originally founded In 1969 as a music society called Theta Nu, the Epsilon Phi chapter began. Later in May 1971, Epsilon Phi officially became a chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota. At the Sigma Alpha Iota Leadership Seminar, three Sigma Alpha Iota members went to Tuscon, Ariz., where they participated in semi- nars and sessions about leadership and goal setting. February marked Sigma Alpha lota ' s 35 Anniversary Celebra- tion. Celebrations started with a musicale in Charles Johnson Theatre for the chopter, visiting alumnae and guests ond was followed by festivities and rituals at the Alumni House. Donning their formal attire, the ladies of Sigma Alpha Iota joined the gentlemen of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia for the Sigma Alpha Iota and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Formal. They danced the night away with the theme of the roaring ' 20s. Other projects, fundraisers for the year included, bake sales, handing out programs at recitals, concerts and other music perfor- mances, several receptions for distinguished guests including faculty, a Prodo bog fundraiser, hosting the Missouri Woodwind Quintet, helping with visiting vocalists, planning a mini-music camp for local music students and the purchase of a memorial brick to place at National Headquarters in which the. proceedings will go towards their philanthropies. )igma Kappa e main focus of Sigma Kappa was to unite its members into a bond of ship for development of character in the promotion of social, literary itellectual culture. October, Sigma Kappa participated in the Alzheimer ' s five versus )ccer tournament entitled Kick in the Grass, placed first for their float homecoming parade and hod a Halloween mixer, embers donated items such as toiletries and non-perishable items to e to the Maine Seocoast Mission. e all other notional Sigma Kappa chapters, they participated in the il selling of lollipops with the money going to the benefit of Alzheim- I search. gma Kappa also participated in community service projects like high- :lean-up through Adopt-o-Highwoy and visits to the Nodoway Nurs- ome to play bingo. romural sports were also o success when Sigma Kappa Placed 2nd flog football championships. ther activities included participation in dodgeball, volleyball, basket- nd other intramural sports, greek week and formal. ne of the major highlights of the second semester included the Schol- Banquet and Auction, Doggie Boutique and Senior Citizens Prom, cognizing achievements in academics of its members, the Scholor- lonquet and Auction included members and their families raising mon- the Sigma Koppo Foundation by auctioning off donated items, le Doggie Boutique allowed Sigma Koppo members to decorate |for the Humane Society, such as toys and collars, that were later led for the onimols. sponsored with Alpha Gamma Rho, the Senior Citizen Prom al- I seniors from around the area to enjoy a dance with members of organizations. 222 223 Front Row: Kristino Russell, Ashlee Freeman and Kathryn Brown. Row 2: Lauren Suurez, Emily Roche, Jenno Herr, Stocey Shanks, Missy Barron, Molly Bottler, Katie Knobbe, Grichzel Nellenboch and Stephanie (line. Row 3: Jessica Holl, Coro Hood, Emili Wredl, Maggie Sloller, Megon Fuller, Kristin Sitzmon, Crystal Iron, Veronica Petree, Jen Vovricek and Katie Stoller. Back Row: Christy Prater, Jessica Honneman, Soroh Simmelink, Cierro Richey Aislinn Johnson, Soroh Colemon, Brooke Motthys, Shoylee Henning and Michelle Schmitz. Front Row: Deidra Heineman, Briini Clark, Jennifer Negron, Lindsey Crocroft, Lauren Merle, Kotie Adkins, fJollie Ryon, Brooki Roberts, Kimberly Eosley and Keshio Krolt. Row 2: Annie Maasen, Alicia Livengood, Amondo Gumm, Kerry Neose, Michelle Hensley Joclyn McCloin, Meogon Murphy Ali Clousen, Jessico Velder and Heather Fleener. Ba k Row: Amondn Tinker, Dena Wagner, Alicia Kostko, Kristin Hilde, Jamie Whitehead, Brooke Greve, Shelby Godwin, Jessico Range and Megon Fowler. " Sinmc The men of Sigma Phi Epsilon prided themselves on their phi- lanthropies. They enjoyed being able to give back to their com- But, their biggest philanthropy of helped one of their own. A benefit concert for the Trenton R. Baier Foundation, in honor of one of their alumni swarmed the campus in its first year and became a staple of Sig Ep. The fraternity also mode sure to balance their fun with their Texas Hold ' em Tournaments and their particpation in intromurals which earned them a spot in the championship gome during flag- football. With their fun and philanthropy came a focus on academics and through that focus, the orgoniztion provided the Balanced Man Scholarship and Program to keep its eye on their goals of ilping men grow and prosper into the adults ready to lead after school. front Row: Austin Rolf, Aaron Beatty, Mark Colcote, Jeremiah Matousek, Mike Slusher and Wes Storlin. ■A i ' ( ' " Ml i-jf»! kOl 111 _ ' «W? ' m Front Row: Pete LonFronca, Phillip Long, Alex Stephens, Brandon Dueren, Nick Talone, Luke Crawford, Brian Front Row: Patrick Miles, Mike Roper, Matt Matousek, Erin Curran, Jon Summers, Zath Crutchfleld, Jim How Connel, Nathon Young and Robert Vondermillion. Row 2: Justin Cook Barry Ford, Ryan White, Luke Gildehous, Christopher Pettier and Tyler Gochenour. Row 2: Brian Collier, Tim Victor, Blake Adams, Pat O ' Connor, 6i Eric Thompson, Tony Belcher, Jake Fain and Matthew Hawkins. Baik Row: Nick Moossen, Dakotoh Bass, Alex Waigand, Chris Hawkins, Kyle Irlmeier, Jeff Robinson, Josh Martin and Chris Victor. Back Row: Jake Wood, Ric Raymond, Spencer Carlson, Dusty Kossen, Preston Kopp, K.C. Collins, Todd Davis and Craig Mackin. Morr, Josh Murdock, Devon Thompson, Brent Ussary, Daniel Winchester, Anione Hughes, David Denton, Natb( Boling, Jonathan Semsch and Jon Watkins. | .Sigma Sigma Sigma M Front Row: Jen Dovis, Hoyley Leopard, Meggie McConnell, Folohn Webb, Julie Stith, Lisa DiGlovanni and Honnoh Manning. Row 2: Nisha Bhorti, Suzanne Pritchard, Katie Mead, Krissy Race, Robin Vodicka, Ashli Pugh, Lindsey Oliver, Andrea Hnslerl, Shanno Seltz, Ashley Krieger and Suzie Schuckmon. Row 3: Kelly Thunn, Mallory Rives, Brittany Garcia, Audrey Bailey, Molly Heath, Julie Lawson, Nikki Haywood, Kayla Fuller, Katie Ward, Shannon Combs and Amanda Preston. Back Row: Ashley Rickerson, Julie Garrett, Kaylo Eorhart, Laura Fowler, Katie Morris, Soroh York, Seabrin Stanley Sarah Smith, Tiffany Logue, Erica Gutelius, Brittnay Johnson, Miroya Burnsides and Sarah McKenzie. Front Row: Hannah Boehner, Amanda Gonterman, Liz Allen, Ashley Iglehart, Tesia Jordan, Brittony Ritj Megan Childs, Kaley Johnson and Heather Chance. Row 2: Meggie Pippin, Kaylyn Kling, Kristin Pon(«l Hogue, Amy Allen, Jen Martin, Sorah Miller, Cassie Odor, Brittni Kostelic ond Holly Taylor. Back Row:™ Wade, Amy Circello, Locey Polsley, Kate Fowler, Sarah Fowler, Melissa Sides, Rnndi Sample, Megon Tilki I Iseman. rovt to CoUen Pond, members of Sigmo Sigmo Sigmo leod o vwillc of remembrance. The 1 1 111 onnuol Speok oul for Slep ionie Silent Walk look plote in December one) wo! ottenciec) by oil of the greek orgonizolions on compus in memory of Stephonie litii Piftsburg Sfofe oniversify siuifenr, who wos roped ond murdered in 1993 . photo by Trei ' of Hayes i leii ancd women filecJ out of the J.W. Jones dent Union, foiling dectfily silent upon tering the cold night air. The procession spanned almost the entire i International Plaza, with men and women ddled closely together as they walked, many ' ' ' " " : candles in memorial of Stephanie 11 ih annual Speak Out for Stephanie Volk hosted by Sigma Sigma Sigma tested students with harsh wind, low Tipo ' atures and snow. ■ phonie Schmidt, a student at Pittsburg Jniversity, was raped and murdered 1993 by a co-worker who had been a mvicled sexual offender, and in the aftermath ■r parents started a foundation in her honor spread the message about violence ivjii iji women. Sigma ' s onnuol walk started with a small ogram featuring o video detailing the events history comments from several Sigmas in the Student Union. After the video, all those assembled filed out of the Union and into the night, marching to Roberta Hall and then to Fourth Street before heading to the International Plazo and ending at the Kissing Bridge. Members of Phi Mu Alpha serenaded the procession as it left the Union and as it arrived at the Kissing Bridge, A large circle formed near the bridge, and a moment of silence was observed before the mood lightened some for hot chocolate and cookies at Golden Pond. The Speak Out for Stephanie Silent Walk culminated with smiles and hugs, as members from all the Greek organizations come together in one unified stand, denouncing violence against women. Unity inside their organizotion shown through as the Sigmas walked at the front of the procession, most of them wearing the ' SOS " hoodie and locking arms or holding their friends tightly in support of their cause. Sigma ' s strong chapter also supported each other in all of the sororities endeavors. Women of Sigma competed in intramurals, i took part in all of the University ' s major events , such as Homecoming, Family Day, Northwest week and GreekWeek. They also held specific days to celebrate the relationships of their families on campus, but more than anything, they held sisterhood as a high ideal. Chapter meetings, retreats and rush all strengthened the bonds of the women in the sorority and their strength provided a chonce for them to excel and succeed at anything they tackled. Their bonds carried them through the night OS the community reached out to their orgonizotion in support of the Sigmas and their cause. Writer | Trevor Hayes Designer j Paulo Eldred KZLX 106.7 Radio Station Front Row: David Bales, Matt Moon, Jerry Donnelly and Jeremy Schroeder. Back Row: Adam Lybarger, Joey Stokes, Chris Baker, Mark Colcote and Gina Tominia. Norttiwest Missourian The Northwest Missourian was a student-run paper that wos published weekly for the community and the students. The events covered were those of the University and the community of Moryville, They expanded by covering sports for Moryville High School as well as stories from the Horace Mann Laboratory School. The practicum doss gave students the opportunity to work on a real news- ■ paper that hod an audience of community members and the campus. The pract- icum students were put into real deadline situations and had to accommodate to those in order to get the paper out in time. Practicum students had the opportunity to work on writing, photography and design for the paper which helped them improve their skills for the future. The Missourian featured an anonymous writer called the Stroller. The Stroller , was allowed to write about any subject he or she chose and often commented on pertinent issues at the University. The paper created a Web site for people to get the latest news and in- formation. The moss communication department encouraged the concept of convergence, which brought together the print, broadcast and web aspects of the news media. Maryville ' s modern music station, 106.7 KZLX, played a variety of music for the students and community to listen to. KZLX had several student-run and pro- duced specialty shows to provide a mix of music to their listeners. They set up remote broadcasts for Tuesdays at Applebee ' s and Thursdays at Bearcat Lanes for Cosmic Bowling. KZLX helped out with the Wednesdays at the Union concert events helping pro- mote those and getting people to come see artists for free. They also promoted events like the Wanda Sykes show anything that the Stu- dent Activities Council did. They promoted the University ' s ani j blood drives, encouraging students tob note blood and save lives. And in general, they promoted freec tivities for students. KZLX also helped with other stucn activities such as barbecues, outings |c anything they were asked to be invo in. KZLX covered all University sp events as well as being the official vi of the Bearcat Baseball team. The practicum class allowed the dents to gain experience on-air for r( and be involved in promotions, produt and news. front Row: Domnick Hadley, Jessico Lavicky, Jessica Schmidt, Kristine Hotop, Stephanie SlangI and Ashli Bally. Row 2: Riley Huskey, Brett Barger, Hillory Stirler, Ben Koehn, Dennis Sharkey, Jerome Boettcher oi Jessica Monahan. Back Row: Jored Littlejohn, Brendan Kelley, Cole Young, Bryce Lemke, Billy Burns ar Trevor Moron. Public RRlatinTi. ' StiirlRnt Sonifitv of Amfirina ; t i .§« t t ' Front Row: Katie Miller, Ashlee Freeman, Cora Hood and Jolene Fotiodis. Row 2: Amy Schieber, Jess Ronge, Gina LIchte, John Fisher and Maggie Stolter. Back Row: Erica Heermonn, Saudo flolman, Bloke Tysdohl and Kevin Rotert. In preparing their members for the real world, the Public Relations St ' dent Society of America tried to provide as many opportunities for grow OS possible. Their events included attending a public relations conference in ear November. The event included several seminars on the future of pub! relations in America. The group also took several trips to the major metropolitan areas net Moryville including Kansas City, Des Moines and Omaha. These trips i eluded chance to meet with professionals in the field. PRSSA meetings brought speakers with several different message Some spoke about the value of gaining early experience like internshif and others talked about the general topic of public relations and its role American society. One of the biggest and most beneficial events of the group was Internship Night, which gave students a chance to meet and greet wi potential employers and portfolio and resume critiquing from professionc and peers alike, all in preparation for joining the field after school. ocieiy of ProfessionaUou |I«S The Society of Professional Journalists and The Society of News ;sign was a join! organization based on learning more about the ;dio and world around them. The president of SND, Jessica Lavicky, summed up what she believed i two organizations represented. " The way I see it is kind of twofold, like I feel a big port of it is trying get the young designers and the young journalists out in the field and •tting them experience getting them updated and get all the resources ;y can possibly have and them where they need to be, " Lavicky said, ame with the designers, just getting them exposed to doily situations ;y may face or different obstacles they may hove to tackle. " The chapters of each organization at the University met monthly to 5CUSS ways they hod to succeed in the journalism field. An opportunity to learn about the publishing world gave the students Front Row: Jody Strauch, Jessica Lavicky and Jessica Hartley. Row 2: Meredith Currence, Kelsey Garrison and Stephonie Stangl. Row 3: Brittany Zegers, Brett Barger, Dennis Sharkey and P.J. Eldred. Boik Row: Michoel Dye, Evan Young, Trevor Hayes, Jored Lilllejohn and Megan Crawford. During a visit lo Primedio Susiness in Overloitd Porlr, Kon., Hi omi Koyomi, Ke sey Gom ' son amSkiy Slrouch lislen lo o speolrer. The group Iroveled lo Piimeiia lo learn about differenl positions ovoiloble in l ie puWishinj world, plioio V MereAlh Cmtm ! to visit a publishing company in Overland Park, Kan., called Primedia Business. The company published more than 70 business-to- business magazines each year. The adviser for the group, Jody Strauch, thought the trip went over really well and was impressed with the company ' s presentation. " What I really appreciate about the Primedia trip was the amount of effort that the Primedia personnel put into making it an education and fun trip for us, " Strauch said. " They had the whole day planned, but in a relaxed way. We got to learn a little bit about all of the different opportunities in the media-publishing field. It was really neat to meet people from each of those different areas. " Writer | Kelsey Garrison Designer! Paulo Eldred 226 227 fower Yearbook i Row: Jessico Horlley and Brent Choppelow. Row 2: Angela Smilii, Brittony Zegers, Shoiliey, Megon Crowford, P.J. Eldred, Kelsey Garrison ond Meredith Currence. Bock ilolhon Fuller, Eric Sholer, Brent Burklund and Patrick Sasser. The Tov er yearbook was a student-run publica- tion that put together a 336-page yearbook vv ' hich encompassed the lives and activities of students and faculty at the University and in the community of Maryville. They spent many weekends working on dead- lines to complete the book. The book included sec- tions on academic groups, events that visited the University, sporting events, student life, and unique individuols. The Yearbook staff started planning stories for the book before the fall semester began. Although having much of the book planned out ahead of time was imperative, adjustments were made with each deadline. Some sections were expanded while others were cut. Along with working on stories for the publica- tion, the staff members ran a procticum class. Stu- dents had the opportunity to write stories, take pic- tures, work on design, and put together packages for the publications DVD, Whenever possible, the staff was sure to include procticum students work into the book. The yearbook offered students the opportunity to work on feature writing and creative photogro- phy. It included a section on campus corners which featured extended cutlines and artistic photogra- phy. The staff received the chance to get profes- sional experience in many different settings from sideline reporting to touchy situations both in the field and in the production office. In putting together the book, students logged numerous, uncounted hours and sacrificed much of their free time in order to produce portfolio moteriol and complete a book infused with their passion. Alliance of Black Collegians Students and family members anxiously await the dinner to begin. The smell of home-cooked food lingered in the air and caused many to become impatient. Thunderous conversations dwindled into small chatter when the members of Alliance of Block Collegians welcomed their guests to their Annual Soul Food Dinner. " Our goal is lo promote diversity on campus and in the community, " ABC member Brent Scorbrough said. " Any student can join no matter race or gender. " The organization held on annual ABC week, jam-packed with various activities for enjoyment and fundraising purposes. The week included a community cor wash, talent nights and the Soul Food Dinner. The dinner was held during the University ' s Family Day, and many students and parents enjoyed the home-cooked food. The dinner began with ABC ' s president welcoming the guests and introducing the emcee for the evening, the infamous " Big Momma " , dressed in sleeping attire, comfy slippers and curlers in her hair. " She epitomizes the idea of soul food, " Scorbrough said " It ' s a gathering of families, " The food was blessed with a traditional Nigerian prayer by faculty member Bayo Oludaja and then served buffet style. Gospel music was played throughout the evening setting the peaceful and welcoming tone. The menu consisted of various famous " Southern comfort " foods such OS fried chicken, jambalaya, corn bread, potato salad and many fresh desserts. Scorbrough summed up the definition of soul food and the warmth of the ABC organization. " It ' s food from the heart, " he said. " It ' s home-cooked. It makes you feel good and there ' s no need to worry about the extra calories. " Writer j Kari Rule Designer | Paula Eldred Serving a lasfe of bomemode iJjsfies, members of tlie dlb ' onre of Slock Collegions bosi on annual soul food dinner. Knowing Ibol immy students mis ll food tbeple o( borne, tbe members olASC ivclcomed (bem lo ibeir fomilj ' dinner, tomplele with on oppeorante from " Big Momo. " plioio by Weredilli Cumim Front Row: Sade Jordan, Juontiesha Christian, Sauda Holman and Rachel Joiner. Row 2: Jamie Tindall, Aloyno Toliver, Richard Tolle) le Scorbrough, Gloriano Glover, Mallory Webster, Raquel Gont and KoTrino Simmons. Row 3: LaKoyia Brown, Fabian Kilberl, Lisa Noldoi ei Frame, Elisho Wotson-Giltings, Keyle Borner, Cassandra Bruington and Jessica Alvarez. Ba lc Row: John Bullock, Britlney West, Bryon W{ ;o Kayelo Thompson, Bulord Logon, Ben Fuenles, Sbeena Lloyd, Anltra Godfrey and Jessica Molone. Asian Student Association n n MUi k Front Row: Seoh-Khim Ton, Tze-Liang Tan, Nobutaka Nokamura ond RIe Ogusu. Row 2: Eriko Saito, Haruno Nokamura, Aya Asoi, Fumi Yasukochi and MIki Uemurn. Row 3: Ryan Arief, Al Chang, Yosuo Gunowan, Chris King, Shuhei Sono and Rieko Nonako. Ba k Row: Andhyko Soemorsono, Yoke Yomogo, Ke Wong, Proveeno Kondasaml and King Kwan. The Asian Student Association was com- piled of many different Asian cultures. They welcomed students from China, Japan, Indo- nesia and several others to their organiza- tion. They offered Japanese lessons for those in the community and on campus. ASA also taught the children at Horace Mann Labo- ratory School about the Chinese New Year and other customs. ASA hosted an annual dinner that provid- ed entertainment, along with origami learning sessions and they offered for students to get temporary Japanese character symbol tat- toos. They also participated in the communi by cleaning up their portion of Adopt-A-Hic way in No daway County, working for tl Missouri Department of Transportation. ASA worked on fund raising during tl year to help pay for the events they put on, ASA tried to provide a home for simil students experiencing new surroundings at adjusting to a different environment. W help from one another and the organizatiot leadership, students were able to find a pi® of comfort in a foreign land. Though ASA encompassed many cultuff they strove to bring them all together in oi large family. hiispanic American Leadership Organization III Row: (oro Hood, JessUo Alvorez and Alejondra Alvorez. Row 3: Soeb ned, KyiQ Wiggins, Lisa Abbott and llso Noldon. Bock Row: Sauda Holman, gtS aib[ough and Sbown Hess. The Hispanic American Leadership Or- ganization promoted the Hispanic-Americon culture. In the fall of 2005, they got the month of October to be named " Hispanic Achieve- ment Month. " They also got the confirmation to cele- brate Hispanic Heritage Month. And during this month, HALO had o schedule of events from Cafe of ihe day on Tuesdays and docu- mentary screenings every Monday. They celebrated HALO week with a speaker, Melinda Lewis. Their biggest event of the year was Noche de Baile held on Oct. 8. This was an annual event that included a live salsa band from Kansas City, Mo,, and taught those will- ing to learn the salsa dance. During the second trimester, they focused on recruiting members and participating in the community. HALO also helped out with the Thursday Nights at the Union. They worked with the organization ABC to support Black History Month and promote the multicultural organizations to students, fac- ulty and staff. HALO also taught elementary school chil- dren about the issue of racial language. Overall HALO gave students of all races a chance to come together and celebrate diversity. Q( int Row: Ritombhoro Chaubey, Gulshan Lakhoni, Praveeno Kandasomi and Sunito Sharma. Row Ranjith Velijeli, Gousalya Siva, Glorio Pondav, Venkota Musunuru, Mrudula Mansoni and Avinash jr. Row 3: Soeb Ahmed, Sudhamsh Mahonkali, Srinlvas Dasari, Varoprasod Sribhashyom, Naveen lorn and Nicole Folcone. Bo li Row: G. Abhihosh Reddy, Loknath BhartI, Rahul Marneni, Rachel mett. Muni Shekar Jompono, Sandeep Kandekar and Amarendra Telia. The Indian Student Association was dedicated to showing the In- on culture to those students who were interested in learning. ISA was always focused on recruiting new members, in order to lore their culture and beliefs whether they were Indian or not. Mem- ers would attend diversity programs if asked, and would make every ■fort to share their heritage with the students on campus who were illing to listen. They organized the Festival of Lights event in the fall, celebra ting e new year. The popular event served Indian food and provided ditionol entertainment. As a fund-roiser, the organization sold Henna tattoos in the spring, •ting students choose how to decorate their body with several spe- fic designs and at the some time passing on a little bit of Indian jiture to each customer. They also held potluck dinners for members to get together and ang out with their friends and enjoy some food from other cultures. ISA lent a hand to new Indian students on campus, in order to elp them get onto the right path toward success while enrolled in le LJniversity. The annuol ISA dinner brought together all of the organization ' s lembers in a celebration of their life, their culture and their new International Student Organization " If Front Row: Andhyka Soemarsono, Miki Uemura, Mashflque Anwar, Proveenn Kondasami and Jeffrey foot. Row 2: Chien-Fen Koo, Dieu Truong, Konami Ito, Tokoko Kotono, Ryan Arief, Abhishek Teegolo, Afflong Eyo, Miki ikoroshi, Saki Ikiyoma ond Akiyo Koboyashi. Row 3: Tracy Leigh Huffman, Yuko Kimuro, Misalo Sokaue, Avinash Kaur, Yosuo Gunowan, Erico Nnkoyamo, Yuki Higuchi, Al Chong, Hiromi Nombo and Miso Motsubora. Back Row: Shown Jones, Sotoshi Kourokoto, Sondeep Kandekar, Brandon Stump, Ukpong Eyo, Wesley Hordee, Brandon Torres, Kyoung Ho Park, Ke Wong, Takeshi ishizuko and Rokesh Kodavolly. Life in the International Student Or- ganization meant a great opportunity to share in many diverse cultures from oil over the world. the diversity which mode the organiza- tion unique. During the spring trimester ISO held on International Student welcome During the fall of 2005, they par- dinner to bring new international stu- ticipated in the flag raising event at the International Plaza which took place on Walk-out Day. They also entered the float competition during the Home- coming Parade. ISO did some community work ot the Nodaway County Historical Mu- seum to help clean-up things around the community and give back to their new home. dents into the organization and let them know they had a new home and more importantly a new family. ISO stressed the importance of each student having a sense of be- longing, especially during the students first few months in America. They also put on their 26th Annual ISO dinner March 4 for oil interna- tional students to enjoy one another ' s They held movie nights and a pot- company and learn about other cul- luck dinner to increase the fellowship tures, the heart of the organization ' s between members and bring together purpose. Baptist Student Union Front Row: Amy Brown, Dawn Weese, Anna Callen, Naresh Valluri, Shelby Armstrong, Brook Schafer, Katie Jenkins, Emily Lambert, Kocie Reynolds and Tritio Ganger. Row 2: Prodeep Darivemulo, Dru-Anne Hovis, Rochael Jordan, Elizabeth Kurrelmeyer, Jamie King, Katie Neil, Tamro Jomes, Sarah Hobble, Audrey Rockhold, Joke Moore and Luke Messer. Row 3: Marsha Jennings, Kristi Beydler, Andrew Yocum, Brett Baker, Jessica Monohon, Jason Yarnell, Drew Engle, Shawn Hess, Lisa Abbott and Holly Eschenbach. Bock Row: Jeremiah Davis, Hillory Stirler, Samuel Thrower, Eliso Orr, Zach Weston, Nathan BIrkley, Cole Young, Brandon Fell, Tim Dreyer, Vlkos Chagontlpoatl and Trovis Hamm. The Baptist Student Union was created to lead students into a life with Jesus Christ and nurture them into a Christian life and faith. The group held weekly Bible studies and worship services. They did service projects, held an Alodine food drive and had evangelism training. They also went on a spring break mission trip and attended a statewide fall retreat. Each Tuesday evening, the members of Baptist Student Union would gather to bake cookies for faculty members in different de- partments. The organization also sponsored dollar dinners every Monday night. The dinners were followed by devotional services as port of the organization ' s outreach. Campus Crusade for Christ I Front Row: Allison Garnett, Jacklyn Baker, Ashley Scott, Sueann Crouse, Robin Bonar, Shelly Mottson, Erin Reynolds, Heather Edwards, Meghan Winn, Tracy Huffman, Kelsie Giombolvo and Aaron Nelson. Row 2: Sarah Otte, Jenna Bessler, Kelsey Nichols, Lano Baker, Robert Graham, Kara Mopel, Micah Schmidt, Joryn Jones, Katie Kindler, Morlsso Ebeling, KImberly Homan and Emily Duggan. Bock Row: Ben Koehn, Collin Young, Ashley Volmert, Adam Hance, Justin Talley, Jored Kenealy, Skylar Rolf, Wakefield Hare, Jeff Burnett, Hudson Kemno and David Simmons. F ■ The purpose of CRU was to bring people to Jesus Christ and to encour- age people in their walk with God by serving them, loving them, and provid- ing a fellowship of people. The organization did several events, which included o Halloween party, Valentine ' s dance and Battle by the Bay. They also provided students with opportunities to serve others, get into Bible studies, enter into discipleship, and connect with people all over campus. r earcat Steppers A W lilhl Front Row: Nikki Yount, Liz Holmes and Halley Compton. Row 2: Kaylo Kernel, Cholise Robinson, lindse Ferguson ond Ally Wieskomp. Row 3: Kristy Koll, Fallon Gordner, Natolie Wolkins and Lindsey Cherne. lul Row: Lindsey Stine, Jamie Adreon and Jenno Simpson. The Steppers were a group of women known for quality dance performances. They performed at home foot- ball and basketball gomes during holftime and cheered on the side- lines during the games. Their rou- tines helped keep the crowds ex- cited for the team ' s performance. They held their 2nd annual va- riety show, which brought in the Maryville High School Dance Team as well as other local talent. They also performed many shows for Homecoming, KZLX 106.7 radio station, and other campus events. The Steppers held dance clin- ics for children and high schoc dance teams. They also attendee the Chick-fil-A National Colle giate Dance Championships ir Doytona Beach, Fla. Bearcat Steppers practicec an overage of 12-15 hours ever week during the sports seasons When competing in the spring, they practiced even more often. In the post five years, th(| group has qualified for nation.; through NCAA College Divi Dance and Cheerleader Car The team has also placed in Division II Notional Champ! ' ship. Designer | Paula Elc ' - Korean Student Association J Front Row: GoHee Choi, Yong Woon Kim and Soo-Min Lee. Row 2: Jeong-min Yi and Young In No. Ba Row: Hyun Woo Cha, Jeoung Hoon Kong, Sung Won Rang and James Youn. The Korean Student Association was on organization that shore Asian culture and food with others. They worked to promote better relations between Korean on American students. The organization prepared Korean meals to shore with studen and worked together with other minority organizations on campu Each semester they held a Korean movie night and barbecue party c part of their outreach. Minority IVIen Organization Wn,..; M.;; lyjiiizalion its third onnual " Tribute to the La- ' Valentine ' s dance Friday, Feb. he event was a hee dance that ded relreshments, singing, danc- ind a live DJ. he dance also featured a pho- jpher who took pictures of cou- ond a competition for the best- sed man and woman. This IS an event meant to pom- ihe ladies of Northwest Missouri ) University, " said MMO ' s Kevin 3r in a Northwest News press re- Women are not usually treated (voy they are supposed to be or le queens that they really are. The lemen of MMO would like to take time out with this event to show our appreciation of women and tor the impact they have on our lives. " The dance was part of the Black Achievement Month activities, which MMO co-sponsored. Other events during the month in- cluded guest speakers, a focus on Af- rican American inventors and several discussions. Several movies were screened during the month. In addition, comedian Wando Sykes performed at Mary Linn Per- forming Arts Center Feb. 1. The organization intended to pro- vide an environment for minority men, no matter the race, as a means of achieving goals through brotherhood, success and retention. Front Row: Robert BryonI, Kevin Fraser, Micfioel Colfiran ond Jared Fogon, Row 2: Andrew Black, Ctiarles Hoynes, Doniel Pescodor, Kenton Poke ond John Bullock. Row 3: Leroy Quinn, Jomol Ronkins, Javono Duley, Kevin Hurley, Jason Longford ond Richard Tolley. Back Row: Ed Hudson, Andres Johnson, Saudo Holmon, Brent Scarbrough, Oerick Cunigan, Buford Logon ond Rodney Fritz. 230 ■ ' , 1 rout Row: Karofi Spader, Rebecca Hoselton, Melissa Dusenbery ond Katherine McLel- m. Row 2: Cliristine Walter, Clielsey Hopkins, Angela Curtis, Jessico Loudon and Nicole mith. Row 3: lyndsoy Bliss, Stephanie Pryal, Megan Sheeley, Katie Starr, Michelle oylor and Alejandro Alvarez. Back Row: Alex Awad, Shelly Mottson, Nick DelSignore, «lsey luers, Corrle Poyne, Kclstino McFee and Alicia Winfrey. The Northwest Dance Company was an organization an by the students for those who loved to dance. The group held try-outs every semester and practiced veekly tor a performance. At the end of each semester the Dance Company would do a performance, usually consisting of 10 dances V a specific theme. The Dance Company was a completely student-run Drgonizolion. Once the Dance Company finished practicing for heir shows, they met with the theater department to cre- ate lighting designs for their performances. T From Top: In on ollompt (o perform o group push up, Cfielseo Brown, Megon Slieeley ond Megon Wollcer work on tlie move os o leora. Members of Ihe Norlhwesl Donee Compony prodiced their donee under Ihe direction of Joti B oclc. plioios k|i Hmm Imme (Christian " Campus House Christian Campus started out the school year with welcome week activities that included a free barbecue, concert and volleyball games. Christian Campus met every Tuesday at 7 p.m. and hod smaller men ' s and women ' s bible studies throughout the week. They held a swing dance in early February and had a speaker from the Jews for Jesus organization come to campus and speak. Over spring break, Christian Campus House mode a mission trip to New Orleans and a smaller group went on the alternate spring break with the University. In their activities. Christian Campus House hoped to help students become closer with God. Front Row: Kallynn Coslon, Stephanie York, Tomro Austin, Katie Stow, Brittney Richards, Tracy Leigh Huffman and Liana Twenle. Row 2: Brad Whitsell, Kalo White, Katie Neil, Erika Freeman, Kristi Beydler, Megan Moore and Kevin Kropf. Baik Row: Vic Coslon, Tiffany Gale, Boyd Koch, Cory Collins, Brian Eagan, Darrick Couts, Koylyn Lakebrink and Jeremy Rector. I Newman Center Newman Center members met Sunday nights at 8 p.m. and hod free dinners every Wednesday night at 6 p.m. Newman Center held their annual poncake feed fundraiser and also collected canned goods for the Maryville food pantry. Members also volunteered in helping with BRUSH, on organization that works on repairs for houses. They also put on a Mardi Gros night for all university faculty and staff and ended the year with a formal dance for all their members Front Row: Megan Meyer, Brenno Tholen, GIna McGlnnis, Erin Murphy and Amanda Lewey. Row 2: Yuki Higuchi, Misolo Sakoue, Michelle Marquis, Jessie Nielsen, Bridget Brown, Angeline Schulle, Valerie Munsterman, Yosua Gunowan and Takoko Kotono. Row 3: Eriko Nokayoma, Takeshi Ishizuka, Jessica Day, Chris Mommens, Jeff Sobczyk, Frank Closser, Cyrus Rowan, Collin Schmilz, Evan Frozier, Jacqueline Conn ond Soro Carlson. Ba l Row: Julie Toebben-Kreikemeier, Eli Kreikemeier, Jennifer Butler, Sara Kerkhoff, Rebecca Day, Matt Weeder, Trevor Hayes, Taylor Tholen, Whitney Bocquin, Adam Ewing and Brandon Laird. Front Row: Lindsay Setzer, Breonne Engemon, Lyndsey Stewart, Krystle Smith, Erin Spegal and Bern Thornton. Row 2: Rachel Wickey, Joe Lohman, Hoon Park, Clinton Degase, Shonen Hill, Bridget Browjn Kim Beochler. Back Row: Tomra James, Angeliln Escher, Lacy Derr, Daniel Yoles, Tyler Crawford, Bryon ,i| Josh Bunse and Mary Lundgren. | Country Faith Country Faith is a non-profit organization that met Tuesday nights from 10 p.m.-l a.m. Those meetings started off with a short meeting followed by prayer time and a dance. The purpose of putting on those dances were to draw a crowc away from bars and to a stress relieving dance said Country Faith member Bryce Lemke. They played country music and taught people how to line dance. Country Faith donated to Hurricane Katrina Relief through Red Cross. The group completed community service for Nodaway County the ceilings and walls of the Nodaway County Community Building. Front Row: Bryce Lemke. Row 2: Katherine McLellon and Traci Rugg. Baik Row: Kevin Moell and Travis Brownley. Wesley Center SM- ' JusI off of Fouttfi Slieel on tfie way on ifie east side of campus sot itie Wesley Student Center, Tfie Wesley Student Center was tfie United Methodist campus ministty at tfie University. Tliiough tfie programming at Wesley, tfie directors and peer ministers tried to provide for the spiritual growth of students from any denomination. The center offered a midweek worship event, Sunday evening programming, small group studies and support opportunities to any student who wanted to participate. Wesley Center members also tried to be present on campus when needs arose. Participants hove provided workshops in residence halls, provided Row: Kari Rensliow, Liona Twenle, Emily Corroll and Morjean Ehlers. Row 2: Bloke Bornes, i j l- i • i . j L L " , . ,. o . , , J T , L u » .... 1 T ..I n leadership for special events on campus, and have been present at Curtis, (oro fullon. Bridgel Blown and Tracy leigti Hurtmon. Back Row: Loura Tuttle, Don " " ' ' Ben Esdibocti ond Megon Ferguson. athletic events. Campus Ministries ____ As the nails hit (he center of the wooden cross, Joe White never J beat. While carving the cross, he preached about the love of jr. proximately f,000 people were on bond at the Mary Linn ijng Arts Center on Jan. 26, to participote in the one-of-a-kind jrk experience. acol group TAIT opened the evening with a rocking rendition of Wenue that brought the energetic crowd to its feet. They remained next 45 minutes, singing and swaying with the music. lie Auxier, a freshman at Northwest, is involved with Campus I for Christ and the Baptist Student Union. He attended AFTERdark iroup of seven friends. )ught it was a way to take people to get to know Christ because i n that a lot of people surrender their lives after that, " Auxier B, president of Konokuk Kamps in Bronson, Mo., started the ark progrom four years ago. Since then he has traveled to 5S such as Texas Tech University, the University of Missouri, and I Stote University. Robert Graham, Northwest junior and consistent Crusade attendee, said that it was the wish of a member of |, Keepers to have AFTERdark come to campus. ad of lecturing. White becomes a Roman cross builder to story of Jesus. After constructing the cross on stage, volunteers smpus Crusade supported the cross while White led a prayer . of the audience knelt in the aisles and across the stage wit |aked feces. Bents were given the opportunity to express thoughts that were illy nailed to the cross. Hundreds of pieces of paper littered the 35 the night came to a clese. 3S something different I ' d never seen before, it just kind of reolly ny attention, " Auxier said. f) Graham, who helped promote the concert, could not believe let the event hod on the university. As a member of the audience, 3uld not either. ade me a little more aware of others.. .of what was going on, that ere more people involved in it than just Jesus, " Auxier said. ||f|,;ie attending AFTERdark, sludenrs ore akei lo wrire down messages Ihol wi l be noi ed la a noss. A Romon (orpen- Writer I Cali Arnold Designer j Paula Eldred ' «r, portroyed by he while, creoled Ihe tross on sloge during llie performonce. pkoio by l»nedilh Cmmt 232 233 Front Row: Amonda Lewey, John Gardner ond Crystal Kimrey. Row 2: Cassie Hunter, Megan I-:; Thereso Wilshusen, Scott Bosley, David Leffler and Brenna Tholen. Back Row: Domnn Kapooi si Middendorl, Matt Weeder, Howie Ball and Joe Tucker. Dieterich staff worked with freshman students to help them live c safe and fun environment. Resident assistants in the building put on m cationol programs in conjunction with freshman seminar. The staff also worked in conjunction with hall council. They puor Q welcome to Northwest Barbecue, decorated cookies for a sep citizen ' s home, and a dateless Valentine ' s Day dance. As a staff, also presented a program called " South Pork, " which exposed resid to stereotypes found in society. Dieterich staff also handed out " Dieterich Dollars, " throughout k year to students who they sow studying, helping others, having Theapph«fionpro.essforbecomingol!esidentfcsislonlisexpl™edbyi«egonHe( e.losluder,lsDevin8ecc(,ond£faoOr,. fteprocess door open ond or doing a good deed. The residents used the Dcjr for becoming on R.a.sliirli in februory ond exiem sunlil mid iHorcfi,p(ioioliy«erei)iiliCi.rren(e to bid on prizes at an auction held Ot the end of the year. Millikan Hall Staff J Front Row: Kolie Carter, Seth Brummond, Renee Long, Annie Schelvon, Curtis Dedman, Amanda Atkins and Pamela Polan. Row 2: Shonte Byrd, Andrea Novak, Sarah Bradley, Nino Petora, Stephanie Bluth and Molly Kresha. Bade Row: Tiffany Bradford, Jored Williams, Lloyd Cuda, Stefan Pyles, Patrick Magnuson, Brody Grohom and Corrie Gregory. Franken Hall Council worked with Fronken staff to help support resi- dents within the hall. It was the place for residents to go with any problems or concerns with the hall or if they wanted something changed. They provided access to new ping-pong balls and got a new TV for the lobby. The council put on many programs that brought residents together in a fun atmosphere. Some of the programs included a dodge ball tournament and hosting the Roommate Game. The council met weekly to discuss program ideas and hall betterment issues. The purpose of this organization was to provide the residents o f Franken Hall with a self-governing body in order to create a comfortable environ- ment and to provide additional learning and a social outlet for students. Front Row: Sorah Buckley, Gina McGinnis, Tarosa Oldridge, Holly Logan and Donielle Scholk. Ro 2: Teela Longloss, Becky Roinford, Brandy Nelson and Elizobeth Boyer. Boik Row: Katie Eritkso Drew Zimmerman, Patrick Sosser, Abby Bohan ond Collin Kelch. Millikan staff worked together to keep order within the building. The stc maintained discipline within the building while creating many opportunities fi ' freshmen residents to interact. | The staff wos recognized two years in a row in the lounge- decorating cc j test during Homecoming. Resident assistants also put on many educoHonal pi grams that fulfilled requirements for freshmen seminar classes. One prograi " Baby Mall, " was recognized as Program of the Month. It gave residents e perience in dealing with stereotypes and educated them in diversity. Designer | Paula Eldre Phillips Hall Council iHips Hall Council worked in conjunction with Phillips SlafI to ensure a n iind active environment. V met weekly lo discuss topics such as hall betterment and program ' 9 ' council provided Phillips Hoi! with a new ping-pong table, new tele sions (or the floor lounges and a DVD player for residents to check out. The council also put on programs throughout the year to raise money lor e holl and some lo help students interact. Some of their programs included o haunted house for Halloween, a lonksgiving dinner, the Phi Lips Winter Bash, and a Super Bowl party. They so picked up trash from students ' rooms for a dollar donation. Phillips Hall Council provided an avenue of input for students wanting to 9l involved with University and holl activities. The council was the govern- g body for the residence holl, creating and enforcing rules. Phillips Hall Council also provided ways in which students could express s ' irlpos on how to improve the hall. Front Row: Kristen Gray, Allie Boehm, Jedidiah Riley, Megan Regan ond Amanda Srhellinger. Row 2: Brondy Anderson, Mollory Stanton, Mory Womack, Brian Biggs, Motthew Pilrh, Danielle Ritter ond Jorkie Mc- Murlrey Row 3: Kelly McQueen, Katie Baker, John Hicks, Erik Lopez, Vanessa Sanchez and Lindsay Rosonke. Ba k Row: Ron Orr, Louis Killebrew, Trevor Hayes, Chris Grondiield, Mike Miller and Brandon Lutz. PhilliDS Hall Staff onl Row: Beth Cloe, Amanda Schellinger and Crystal Klmrey. Row 2: Angela Smith, elchen Mollenhour, Nick Oddo, Allison Kohre, Lindsay Rosonke and Ellen Haley. Baik Row: iihony Hlle, Trevor Hoyes, Chris Grandrield, Mike Miller and Brent Ponkou. Phillips staff worked to ensure freshman residents a safe and orderly place to live during the school year. They built community within the floors as well as the building and resident as- sistants put on educational programs to fulfill Freshman Seminar requirements. The programs ranged from finger poinHng to learning how to do laundry. The staff also handed out " Phillips Pesos " throughout the year. The Pesos were handed out to students who had their doors open, were studying, or who did some- thing good for someone or for the building. They also received Pesos for attending programs. The resident assistants, peer educators in residence for technology, academic resource consultant in hall, and hall director worked together to maintain order in the building. As part of Residential Life training, staff members came to campus early each semester to undergo training as port of their job. Student staff members had a full workload in addition to their responsibilities as student staff members. Many of the RAs were involved in numerous extracurricular 234 235 Residence Hall Association he Residence Hall Association an organization that worked to sm and put programming in resi- le halls. ihey met weekly to plan progrg ns idiscuss issues relating to the bet- pnt of the halls. ihey put on many programs such pod Factor, A Night Out with RHA conducted a highwoy cleanup. hey also put on o semester long ram called " Losin ' It 2006. " It created to instill a healthier cam- contestants attended weekly ihnns, cardio workouts and track pool workouts. Prizes were ' ded to winning individuals and teams. RHA also represented the LJm versify at the regional and nationa levels as a member of the Notionoi Association of College and University Residence Halls. As part of this organization, RHA and its sister organization, the No- tional Residence Hall Honorary, sent delegates to a regional and notional conference each year. At these conferences, RHA mem- bers would learn about residence hoi programming and vote on importani legislative issues. The delegates would bring this information bock to implement at the University. Front Row: Sarah Bourne, John Gordner, Kelli Forris and Toro Baker. Bock Row: Jackie McMurlrey, Nikki Hogon, Curtis Dedmon and Anne Cofer. 102 River Wildlife Club The 102 River Wildlife Club hinged on the preservation ture ond the furthering of science through research in the wilcfj Among other events, the club took full advantage of the ni Squaw Creek Notional Wildlife Refuge, helping with Deer Ch Deer Distance Sampling, Eagle Days, Eastern Massasougua snake Research and mony other general work days at the re ' The club also prided itself on several events away from tl uge such as the Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count, the Wildlif Society Workshop at Bull Shoals and research on deer agin : the Missouri Department of Conservation. Aside from its numerous commitments in the field and off campu the members of 102 held weekly social events and each year he! their spring social. Even with such a busy schedule the club also used its time to giv back to the Maryville community with its monthly Adopt-o-Highwa roodside clean-up for the Missouri Department of Tronsportation Advertisi In January, Danny Pumpelly spoke on behalf of Plottform Advertising in Olathe, Kan. Pumpelly, a medio buyer with Plottform spoke about career opportunities in his field and the necessity of on internship on a prospective employee ' s resume and subsequently the need for interns at his agen- cy. The group also planned two yearly trips to Kansas City to moke a whirlwind tour of the agencies seeking interns. The first, the AdClub Career Day focused more on gain- ing knowledge while the second, the " Off-Broodwoy Tour " gave students a chance glance at each firm, to get an idea of the working industry and help them open up the doors for numerous internships. The trips also consisted of a sit down lunch with profes- sional in the business and a critique of resumes by them. In staying consistent with the club ' s goal of educating students about advertising and the effects it has in every- day life, Pumpelly ' s visit reflected a portion of the range of speakers the club brought to its meetings. Writer j Chris Lee Designer | Paula Eldred I M : 4. y Front Row: Kristi Creason, April Haslag, Patrick Sasser, Michael Wells, Doisy Novoa and Josh Collins. Row 2: Elizobeth Harashe, Mallory Parker, Tara Phipps, Hannah Bower, Speaking to o room full of sludenls inleresleif in odverllsing, Donny Pumpell relates his Icnowleilge of the job market. Alwoys offering an ti ° Ashley Hartford and Erika Soito. Baik Row: Fred Lamer, Mark Lewis, Chong-Jin Kim, 9« ' " ' i™ ' ' . i " " ' ' conlinuolly gave lis members opporlunilies lo help them succeed such os their visits to several odverlising ogencies ond speoliers t Dennis TIems, Pomelo Robison and Jacqule Lamer. ' ' " " " ' P ' " ! ' ' ' " " " " ' ' " " ' ' ' ' ' » ' »™ ' ' ™f " ' ' " S ' " " ' ' " ' ' «■ " " " • " ' ' " ' " tl " " Amnesty International ' ' GAMMA Row: Krislino McFee, Duslin Boone, Louis Killebrew, Jessito Loudon ond Jennifer Croskrey, Row 2: Ryon 1, Nick Dropinski, Ttisho Von Wig ond Brondy Anderson. Back Row: Shay Flonogan, Kirk Harris ond Daniel ionstant campaigns and doing what they could to help out their commu- ept Amnesty International busy. ne year started with an Anti-Death Penalty Campaign. Aside from ban the organization also drew chalk outlines on campus to educate on the lem. )lher big events included a Write-a-Thon, for people around the world wore wrongly imprisoned. They could also be seen giving information month on the latest campaign as students went to lunch, and they were lain funds behind the Vagino Monologues which benefitted the Maryville Iren and Family Center. Front Row: Kyle Tliorpe, James Sondag, Jano Gordner and Andrea Garcia. Row 2: Andrea Cude, Steplianie Noss, Melissa Sides, Natalie More, Jana Molis, Anna Rathjen, Brittany Garcia and Ashlee Mejio. Row 3: Olivia Barrett, Lauren Wilson, Krista Paul, Jessica Hannemon, Sarah Simmelink, Roman Minium, Jim Howe, Jen Vovricek and Nisha Bharti. Baik Row: Ryon Thomas, Nicole McMurtry, John Strohm, Mark Euslon, Travis Brownley, Seabrin Stanley, Adam Watson and Brooke Greve. With new set of bylaws in hand, GAMMA strode forward in a rebuilding year to set down its main ideals of personal accountability and Greek unity. In cooperation with Peer Education, and the Greek chapters on campus, GAMMA looked to grow stronger with each semester. Four main programs started the core of what GAMMA hoped to build. Those major building blocks, Adopt-a-Cop, Greek Week partici- pation, alcohol awareness and mental health programming, served as a solid foundation for the group ' s future. Hard work from each member of the organization allowed GAM- MA to re-evaluote itself in the Greek community and forge a new College Republicans rout Row: Kyle Geiger, Som Hucke, Jeff Kanger and Jason Greene. Back Row: Nick DelSignore, Jored illioms, Brandon Loird and Cyros Rowan. The College Republicans membership and organization follow the - ' ■• ' -) world of the United States and because of the off-year in elec- e organization relaxed some as well. ir main goal was to help in the campaigns of all Republican .es. When former University recruiter, Mike Thompson announced .ns for the Republican nomination for the Fourth District of Mis- aresentative seat, the organization jumped on board to help with I ond the initial bid. also focused efforts on registering non-registered voters and I bring speakers to campus to educote the public on the issues as bI interest rose for the next elections. Collegiate Farm Bureau Front Row: Adorn ftonsen, jocob Poul Vossenkemper, Nick Minssen ond Arley Lorson. Row 2: Soro Bornholdt ond Amondo Bohonnon. Row 3: Sarah Jackson, Ashley Voss, Jessico Day, Jessico Christionsen ond Angeline Schulte. Botk Row: Kyle Bumsted, Rebecca Doy, Miles Smith, Mitch Riley and Kyle Cloyton. Spreading the word on agriculture dictated the Farm Bureau ' s activities. From the national meeting in Washington, D.C. to the Missouri meet- ' g, the Farm Bureau focused on helping fellow farmers and educating the public. The Farm Bureau worked closely with the county ' s bureau and the chap- ter did what it could to educate its members on agriculture related legisla- ture. Members also helped with the Ag Forum, which discussed current topics relating to farming, and they helped with Food Check Out Day, when aver- age farmers produced enough food for their family. Kind Individuals Dedicated to Students Kind Individuals Dedicated lo Stu- dents, was an organization that served the children of the Maryville community in grades kindergarten through fifth. University students were paired with elementary students to be a positive role model and mentor to each child. This helped to further the child ' s edu- cation in a social end learning environ- ment outside of school. It was also a way for University students to volunteer and serve the Maryville community. Each month KIDS had a general meeting and a party to plan for the upcoming parties. Approximately two weeks later they had a party with the elementary students. They tried to create some type of theme for all the activities to revolve around. The themes included a fall theme, a Halloween theme and a Val- entine ' s Day theme. During the parties the students worked with the children to create craft projects and artwork to take home with them. They played games such as musi- cal chairs, relay races and Simon-says. The parties ended with a raffle-like drawing for prizes. They tried to moke it so that each child received a door prize once throughout the year. Northwest Campus Lions Club Front Row: Nancy KaainskI, Leanne Thumian and Cody Johnson. Row 2: Jen Backer. Row 3: Elizabeth Stehly, Tracy Worel, Denise Weiss and Nicole Tolbott. Bmk Row: Kiel Newman, Kevin Carpenter and Brett Richey. The Northwest Lions Club was an organization that was dedicated to K its members as well as the community. The Lions Club was a national non-profit organization that focused on helping people in the community. The membership for the Lions Club was by invitation only. The organization attended state, district and international functions to earn more about what they could do to improve their chapter. They volunteered at the Martin Luther King Jr. service day and helped ' rake up leaves for the people of the community. And occasionally volun- teered with the animals at the Nodaway County Humane Society. The Lions Club held a potluck dinner for the students in the residence hells and it was open to anyone who was interested in coming. They pledged nearly $230,000 in 2005 to aid those affected by Hur- ricane Katrina and that didn ' t include what individual chapters donated. Anything the Lions Club did to bring in money gave all of it bock to the community. Members of the club desired to give back and do as much for their community as they could. The only thing important to them as members of , Lions Club, was their service toward making the community greater. Front Row: Shelly Meyer and Jill Susa. Row 2: Melissa Jenkins, Amanda Gardner and Jamie Smiiti.bi 3: Royjith Kumar Vecogeh, Stroussy Winters, Kelsey Davis, Jennifer Hall, Kcro Montgomery ond Ashley Ed(il ' Boik Row: Brittany Zegers, Rachel Pinder, Lorrie Corbett, Kaycee Johnson, Cierra Richey Koro Henskpn Amy Chandler. Front Row: Melissa Boade, Shayio Cooke, Jason Perdue and Jammi Von Loar. Row 2: Jessico Bui Amanda Maness, Jonathan Dias, Samontho Dingfelder, Heather Steinmon, Brondil Turner and Kyonne Henk Back Row: Amy Cochran, Travis Klingson, Nathaniel Skipper, Nick Allen, Jason Koch and Chelsea Bouchoi Rodeo Team and Rodeo Club opened its arms to any student intr From there, the older members would give younger students th( tutelage and show them the way of the rodeo. From core of livestock, competing in events, members could learn as much as they desired. Rodeo Club worked as a support staff at the Ed Phillips Memori Rodeo, handling livestock and working booths. They also participated an Adopt-o-Highwoy roadside clean-up for the Missouri Department i Transportation as well as fund-raisers, social events and other communi service projects. The Club also organized the Northwest Missouri State Universi Barrel Race competition. The Rodeo Team competed in sanctioned Intercollegiate Rod( Association events throughout the Great Plans Region in Kansas or Oklahoma. Events included barrel racing, bull riding, bronco bustin and roping. The entire group had the luxury of new facilities to work with inclu ing a lighted performance arena. With their new facilities in place, oil of the members were able take their passion and love for animals a step further. By involving youn er students with their passion, the rodeo team and club ore able to si their roots deeper into the University ' s heritage. Northwest Sign Language Club ; eaiing as gracelul as a ballet, igers moved through the air. But .vilhout spoken words was not a re- -nl (or the students that joined the vest Sign Language Club, ou did not know any sign, they ould leach you words and phrases. Hnnng the football season, they i the National Anthem and per- rmed it on the field and in the stands at e beginning of a home gome. Students put together a sign language orkshop that worked with children jes 3-13. The children came from the loryville community and the surrounding eo for an afternoon of learning sign lan- joge. The were taught signs in different cote- aries including finger-spelling letters, coi- rs, emotions, animals, snacks, and songs. The children worked with each cotego- ' nly 15 minutes. At the end of the •on they performed the songs they en taught for their parents, ng the homecoming parade, stu- walked the parade while signing js thot some had only been taught elore the parade began. I ' ' the spring semester they hosted a nguoge showcase where students gned songs that they hod prepared. Students in Sign Club were excited to e news that Sign Language could 3on be considered a foreign language ;l the University because of a bill thai was igned during the summer of 2005. ' dents were anxious to start the pro- ■ having Sign Language recognized inor at the University. Writer I Meredith Currence Designer I Paula Eldred Front Row: louren Suorez, Jenny Harrison, Molly Kresho, Elizabeth Stehly and Kaylo Williams. Row 2: Meredith Currence, Kristen Groy, Rachel Smith, Teelo Longloss, Katie Boker ond Olivia Barrett. Boik Row: Aaron McGinn, Chris Spencer, Danielle Ritter, Angelito Escher, Peggy Correll, Brittany States and Jessica Hartley. 238 239 Signing fhe alpliabet o ong wiih sludenh from (dree lo Iweire yean old, Jomie S on works wilh Rebebh Sporeleder on the letter ' C The sign wortshop (ougfcl elemenlory sludenli in rololing slolions (dol inttiidei nomes, emolions, onimols, rolms, ond snocks. pkoio by Ckm lee Northwest Women ' s Golf Row: Ashley Iglehart and Lourie Whittington. Back Row: Brionna J. Pol McLaughlin ond Jomie Borcyk. The Northwest Women ' s Golf Team played m three to four tournaments each semester dur- ng the fall and spring trimesters oround the Mid- west. They played teams from Missouri, Iowa, and sometimes Nebraska and Kansas. The Team hosted their first tournament in spring of 2006 at Mozingo Lake. In conjunction with their tournament, they held an appreciation barbecue before the tournament to celebrate the milestone in the growing organi- zation ' s history. During the 2005-2006 season, the team ac- cepted many invitations to a lot of tournaments in an effort to get their name out, and increase the attention they drew from both area schools and from University students. As with any aspiring and growing organiza- tion. Women ' s Golf experienced a few growing poins. Money to finonce the team was scarce, but the team received funds from people who do- nated for them to play; the funds generally go for their green fees at the tournaments. Despite the kinks of coming into its own, the Women ' s Golf Team worked hard for their chances and took advantage of every opportu- nity given to them. In honing their game, the golfers spent count- less hours working towards their goal, becoming a recognizable name, and achieving success. Sioma Society Fronl Row: Stephanie Malter, Nichole Switzer, Jennifer Schultes, Melanie McLain, Angelo Talarico, Erin McCullough, Allison Kahre, Ashley Kempf, Mallory Parker, Katie Erickson and Dano Martin. Row 2: Elizobeth Kloewer, Jenny Lee, Oakley Burson, Michaela Jordan, Megan Sheeley, Nikkie Hamilton, Emily Paulsen, Jennifer Major, Danielle Michaelis, Ashley Hartford, Rachel Ludwig, Kelly Knudson, Sandy Shields ond Kelly McQueen. Bock Row: Donna Sharp, Michelle Zey, Ashley Groff, Megan Kloewer, Ashley Littlejohn, Rachel Houdek, Erin Jewell, Amonda Umscheid, Monica Meyer, Chelsea Sogord, Joni Jackson, Megon Hamilton, Becky Graeve ond Abby Freemon. pose was to serve the University and the campus. Members participated in the first annuo! dance-o-thc for Diabetes to raise money and awareness for the diseosi Sigma Society also played a port in Relay for Life, Heai start baby-sitting and BRUSH. In November, members joined forces to provide Thank giving dinners to the Ministry Center. They also aided tf Ministry Center in putting together magic baskets, whet they brought in food items to load up laundry baskets ft those in need. During Homecoming, Sigma Society won Independe Homecoming supremacy and overall best parade. The 33rd Annual Bridal Show was held March I2t| Members modeled everything from tuxedos to gowns I flower girl dresses. " I ' ve met my best friends in Sigma Society, " Preside Erin McCullough said. " It ' s given me the opportunity to he my community and lead others to do the same. " Student Ambassadors Front Row: Kim Pfeilfer, Doniel Watkins, Nate Lane and Soroh Meyer. Row 2: Jenna Link, Alejandro Alvorez, Louri m Ameo Chandler, Maggie Cole, Zockory Hull, Soroh Buckley, Katie Miller ond Heidi Shires. Row 3: Gloriono Glover, Komille rr Ashley Scott, Brooke Boynton, Jocqueline Conn, Erin Roberson, Kelsey Viet, Jamie Tindoll ond T.J. McGinnis. Ba k Ro Jl Stephenson, Adam Watson, Jomes Sondog, David Eisenmenger, Cody Gray, Brett Clemens, Gino Lichte ond Natalie McMilli After applying to numerous colleges student ambassadors, and universities, high school students be- " Probably the top qualities wou gan the process of touring potential cam- someone that ' s outgoing, has the Ji puses. to meet new people, I guess ode Student Ambassadors guided students work with a variety of people becoii around the University campus and in- the tours,.., " Waldeier said, " Just a Prospective Bearcats lake o break from llie mnd wilh Stiidenl Imbossodor, T,J, McGinnis, on a lour of (be compus, Ihe students were all polenlial mass communicotions mojors ond came during IVjnIer Vtsil Ooy- ptioro by Meredith formed families about the perks of attend- ing Northwest. A student ambassador ' s job required them to be trained for one semester before they could give tours by themselves. Then they could give tours until they graduated. The ambassadors must be able to an- swer questions about the University and the academic structure for parents and stu- dents as they give the tours on campus as well as work with o variety of people, Jeremy Waldeier, associate director of admissions, explained the key aspects he looked for while selecting for potential ethic and willingness to work the twc ( blocks and help each other out. The! ( so many obligations on campus we i students to help each other out. " Brett Clemens, a first year ambosi said he thought an ambassador shot someone who loved their job. " Someone that really just enjo campus and have to be o sociable f and someone that can communicaL and doesn ' t get nervous and son that loves what they do, " Clemens s( Writer | Kelsey Gc Designer I Paula m )tuBent Senate il Row: Salvatore Scire, Ashley liltlejohn, Ashley Feekin, Abby Stephens, Komille Burrell, Erica Heermann, m Webb and Alex Drury. Row 2: Andreo Gorcia, Megon McMurphy, Brooke Teczo, Jessica Hortley, Rebecco , Nicole Hagon, Rebecca Gentry, Wendy Shoemyer and Aoron Boker. Row 3: Tasho Cockrum, Suzie demon Jonolhon lowrey, Melonie Mclain, Kyle Thorpe, Kodi Moore, Ashley Rickerson, Mary Kreimer, Niki I and Nisha Bharli. Ba k Row: Jeff Norris, Jared Verner, Jennifer Mogel, Anthony Sliens, Adam Watson, tin Stonley, Daniel Yates, Sara Chamberlain, Erica Gutelius, Kyle Greenlee ond Keith Ueschner. Student Senate was tfie represenfolive governing body of the Student ■lent Association. Tfie Student Government proposed revisions rsity policy, provided student representation to Faculty Senate JUS committees, acted as a communication link between students i University administration, processed the formation of new student ionizations, supervised campus-wide elections and allocated money :ampus organizations. Student Senote ployed on active port in service activities through-out community and the University. They hosted a campus-wide blood re, entertained students and raised funds with a Hurricane Kotrina re- concert. Student Senate honored exemplary students with the Who ' s JO banquet and the Tower Service awards. To reach out to constituents, student concern forums were held. A on helped raise funds for United Way. Legislative reception -. ■ - er registration encouraged students to take an active role in their e Government. iJnited Slates Institute for Theatre Technology Front Row: Kimberly Kershner, Michael Vertoko, Krislen Edwards ond Sara Arnold. Row 2: Kotherine McLellon, tfonnoh Barfoot and Rachel Lambert. Boik Row: Bridget Brown and Nick DelSignore. The United States Institute for Theatre Technology student chapter was an organization for technical theater students. Composed mostly of students interested in the technical aspect of the- ater, USITT was an organization where thespions came together to learn and hone their knowledge of the technical side of theater. The organization promoted health and safety in the theatrical work- place and supported the advancement of technology. As performers danced across the stage of Mary Linn Performing Arts Center, lights flashed and beamed on the dancers. Each semester, mem- bers provided the technical aspects and the light design show for the Northwest Dance Company performances. To raise funds so the organization could continue providing educa- tional opportunities to all students, USITT organized technical theater workshops to show members and non-members how to use various types of technical equipment and design concepts. 240 241 • Row: Bridget Brown and Rachel Lombert. Row 2: Kotherine McLellon, Kristen Edwards ond Arnold. Baik Row: Kimberly Kershner, Rob Smith, ffonnoh Barfoot ond Nick DelSignore. University Players was a stu- dent organization whose members shared a common interest in theatre. The group met once a week and was open to anyone interested in any aspect of the theatre. One major focus of University Players was to raise funds to provide financial support for the Lob Series shows. By selling T-shirts with the North- west theater logo and other money making opportunities, the group was able to put together the entire se- ries. The Lab Series shows gave stu- dents an opportunity to propose a play idea, perform in it, develop the design concepts and even direct lob series shows. The Merchant Fair, held as part of the Ad- vantage Week events gave freshmen an idea of what the community of Maryvillle had to offer. The fair brought people from all over Nodaway County to campus, photo by Meredith Currence from left: Bid Doy brings anticipation as Sigma Kappa members await their new members and the return of their Gamma Chis. During Introductions for the Central Missouri State Mules, Bearcat fans block their view while chanting ' Boring. ' A few students shed tears while Susan Baier speaks about her son at Benefit for Baier. photos by £nc Shofer and Trevor Hayes Different backgrounds set ua apart from one another, but we came together to be c ort of the University family. Some of us devoted ouriime to ease the hardship of those affected by natural J sosters. Talents were revealed as one student ' s musicajMsplrations were discovered and d to University recognition and financial support fe reast cancer. One student catered to the needs of a professor, accepting his disabilities and encouraging students to embrace the challenge. Other students faced disabilities of their own, but remained standing when life ' s circumstances knocked them down. We explored our passions and worked to achieve the career positions we sought. We stepped out of our boundaries and took adventures, finding ourselves along the way. Some of us blended into the background, but kept the University running smoothly. Differentfaces represented a number of accomplishments that brought our University together and made us one and only one. ambition I individual I dedication t O W ( two thousand 8c six 1 ory Roup The lines of communication con run very thin, but remained strong for one professor and his graduate assistant. For Cory Roup, communicating proved challenging with deaf and legally blind psychology professor Lorry Riley. As Riley ' s grad assistant, Roup improvised on communication and he would often print out messages in large font. Roup also developed signals for " yes " or " no " to ease communicotion. Since Roup knew Riley from previous experience, he was the natural choice for Riley ' s G.A. in fall 2005. " Out of the ones that applied, I was the only one that had classes with him, " Roup said. " Since I had seen his grad assistant work with him in the past, I knew what had to be done. " As Riley ' s G.A., Roup helped set up his lecture rooms and checking his e-mails. Because of Riley ' s vision, most of his class involves multiple-choice tests with only a handful of his classes that wrote essays. Throughout his years of teaching experience, Riley learned to count the number of steps he would encounter around his classes in Colden Hall. While in class, Roup helped monitor students and acted as a medium between the student and Riley. " I moke sure that they ' re able to follow along alright, " Sondhila Basi Reddy Computer Science Shaun Carpenter Business Rakesh Kodovoliy Computer Science Amy Miller Business Ailministration Roup said. Even with the communication challenges posed to students. Roup said many students left the class with a positive impression. To make students feel more of ease, Riley would often incorporate a sense of humor into many of his lectures. " After the first week or two, they start feeling more comfortable and find his lectures interesting and know what to expect from his classes, " Roup said. Roup said to better assist his teaching abilities, Riley went to the lecture hall to get acquainted before students arrived. " Before classes he usually practices his lectures, " Roup said. " He pretty much has it memorized so he starts talking and writing on the board. " He put in about 20 to 25 hours a week assisting Riley in such classes like Learning and Motivation and Psychology of Language Development. Roup also took night classes to work on his master ' s degree in guidance and counseling. Although Roup held a great amount of responsibility, he approached the job with an open mind. " I love helping Dr. Riley do what he loves doing, " Roup said. " Without an assistant it would be very difficult for him Teaching is something he enjoys so I ' m helping him do something he loves. " Writer j Brent Burklund Designer j Ashlee Mejia As Larry Riley ' s graduate assistant, Cory Roup spent 20 to 25 hours a week help- ing the legally deaf and blind professor. Roup ' s work with Riley ' s classes and students gave him a taste of his goal, to teach psychology, photo by 8 244 245 oily Erwin A stork yellow light beamed down onto a blond-hoired, blue-eyed woman. Holding her guitar, she tried to keep the audience from seeing her shaky fingers or hearing the nervousness in her voice. This scene was familiar for Molly Erwin, who had played at open mic nights in the Kansas City, Mo. area for nearly two years. " The first time you ' re up there you ' re always nervous, but then you get so comfortable with it, " Erwin said. " After like o minute or two, it ' s fine. Now I see a lot of the some faces and they all know who I am, but I don ' t even know who a lot of them are. I ' ve already had people ask for my autograph and they slip money into my cose. There are some amazing musicians. It ' s a lot of fun because you con watch other people shore their talents. " Her perseverance paid off one night at Kansas City ' s ' Cup and Saucer. ' After a performance two record producers approached her from the independent label, ' Beat Oven Records. ' " They told me they liked my performance and asked if I wouldn ' t mind recording a few row songs that night, " Erwin said. On New Year ' s Eve, the producers contacted her and offered her a contract. Along with studying and hanging out with friends, Erwin worked to finish recording her debut album by May in preparation for a summer tour. " I ' m getting paid to play, " Erwin said. " It ' s fun and something I enjoy doing so much. It ' s such an omozing opportunity. " Erwin grew up in Chillicothe and transferred to the University in the fall to work towards a degree in elementary education. Erwin said she planned to finish her lost year of school before she even thought about pursuing a serious singing career. " If I don ' t get anywhere with music, I hove to have something to fall back on, " Erwin said. Erwin started playing guitar in first grade and eventually started penning lyrics in her journal. When writing songs, she said she preferred to join forces with friends because she felt her lyrics were not strong. " I ' m really afraid of playing the songs I ' ve written, so that ' s why I like to collaborate with so many people, " Erwin said. " If people don ' t like it, it won ' t just fall bock on me. I don ' t want them to judge it because I don ' t think my lyrics are that good. They ' re personal and I like them but I don ' t know if they ' ll like them. " Erwin ' s goal was to complete 12 songs for her album. She hod already recorded two: " You ' ll Know " and " A Drink to Time. " A friend wrote " A Drink to Time " after he left Chicago for Kansas City, leaving behind good friends. Erwin said she hoped people did not get the wrong impression when they heard her songs, but that they would inspire them or they could relate. " A lot of my songs are just improvised. It makes sense and tells a story, but it doesn ' t really relate to anything in my life, " she said. " I ' m trying to put more meaning into my songs. " Wrtierjjessica Hartley Designer jAshlee Mejio Songs lyrics penned by Molly Erwin arc makinf; their way to her debut alburn in 2006. Erwin ' s guit.ir wa% .in Ovation Applause, which had an optional plug-in for use as an acoustic or electric. (Wiotoi hy Mui hu jrimm x 246 247 Craig Warner displays his artistic talent in a variety of forms. Diagnosed with A.D.D., instead of dwelling on the disorder, Warner embraced it. Reaching out to others helped Warner see that something negative could turn out better, photos by Meredith Currence rais Warner Disabilities may hold many back from achieving their personal best. For one professor, his disability empowered him. For Associate Professor of Art Craig Warner, discovering fie has Attention Deficit Disorder (A.D.D.) enabled to find his alternative teaching strengths, Warner said although A.D.D. had some disadvantages, the disability allov ed him to leach to both left end right-brain students, he compared this to having a male and female side of the brain. Since having A.D.D. creates a difficulty to focus on one subject, Warner said the inability to stay on one subject presented an issue to some students. Warner said when students ask diversionary questions, many students whose brain operates in a structured, logical way found it hard to pay attention. " I would frustrate a computer scientist because they ' re very logically focused, " Warner said. This lack of focus often presented challenges for Warner to keep a specific subject during lectures. Many times, people walking down the hallway or locker doors slamming distracted Warner ' s train of thought. " I ' m living what ' s going on in the hallway just as much as in the room, " Warner said. With the ability to jump from subject to subject very easily, Warner also said his A.D.D. allowed him a great capacity of brainstorming. " I con come up with more ideas than anyone I know because my mind is everywhere, " Warner said. Generating ideas for his art projects has been a positive result from A.D With knowledge in many different media, Warner said this lack of f(j: allowed him to produce a variety of successful and popular pieces over e years, ranging from paintings to photo illustrations. Prior to teaching, Warner worked in Kansas City, Mo. at two odverti agencies in the graphic design field. This high-demand, fast-paced environment suited his needs rather well, as Warner believed the pressur c perform on-the-spot worked to his advantage. After leaving the ad industry, Warner landed a job seven years teaching graphic design for the University. Two years ago, Warner he student in class who appeared to have difficulty concentrating. Hostil first to the issue, Warner talked to the student about A.D.D. A year later le student came bock and thanked Warner for helping him find a solution taii! problem. " hiere I have a family of people I ' m helping, " Warner said. " Througfie years they write you letters and call you about their latest jobs. That ib good. " With the support from students and faculty, Warner said his A.D.D wil get in the way of his success. " You have to learn to appreciate it an d use it, " Warner said, discipline yourself, then you will get it done. 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Animal Science Annclare Drinane Education Amanda Duncan Business MonogemenI S Marketing i ' th Oixivs onying about how many stairs she ' ll have to attempt ' imb and receiving glares from people, starkly con- ed the daily routine of going to the dance studio or lily pg. ler thiee majof surgeries last summer on her knee to correct a joint condi- jlled Chondromabchia, the life of Beth Oates drastically altered. )Out six months prior, Oates started experiencing pain in her left knee. factors discovered her kneecap was slipping out of place, Oates realized y wos the only option. Oates said it was unfortunate because corrective y seldomly results in success. Six months after the surgery, Oates believed covery rate should hove progressed further than her current state. mokes me feel like why did I even get (the surgery) because it caused me problems than anything, " Oates said. " It took a lot of things away I do. " r the first few months following surgery, Oates wore a large immovable oce to stabilize the knee muscles. Once the brace came off, Oates began ifigthen the weakened muscles of her left leg while in a semi-moveable otes said shopping for clothes became an issue. She first hod to find clothes lould fit over the immovable brace, then find clothes that overemphasized fferences in muscle strength. ot only did major surgery result in some physical changes for Oates, but 1 total lifestyle one as well. hod to start eating healthy to compensate for not being able to work out, " 5 said. " I had to adjust to not getting up and doing activities; I didn ' t feel 3ing anything. " While a drop in morale followed the surgery, Oates looked forward to get- ting back to her normal life, mainly getting back to her life on the dance floor and not letting her injury slow her down. " Sometimes I feel like I ' m in the way, but I try to just act normal, " Oates said. " People were really rude. They gave me weird looks with the crutches. " One day, Oates slipped and fell on an icy sidewalk and no one offered to help her up or make sure she was alright. She was surprised at the apathetic glares she received from people. Due to a total of four foils on the ice during the semester, she regressed on much of her rigorous physical therapy. Driving around to her physical therapy sessions and classes also presented Oates with another issue, as the lack of handicapped spots on campus also surprised her. Oates believed the school could do more to ease life for handicapped stu- dents. More parking spots and handicapped-accessible desks in every lecture room were a few of the things Oates felt Northwest could improve upon. During the fall semester, Oates said she called six people into Campus Safe- ty for non-handicapped people parking in handicapped. Oates said people don ' t realize how difficult it is for people. Through all her troubles, the injury put everything in perspective for Oates. " I now have more respect for people who are handicapped, " Oates said. Writer | Brent Burklund Designer j Brent Chappelow 250 251 Traci fggeti Management Morketing Alicio Eisoman Management S, Mofkeling Paula Eldred Broadcaiting Kotlierine Esles Agriculture Idtication Adam Ewing Vocal Music idumtion Ulipong Eyo Pie-Medicine Megon Ferguson Biology Psychology Amanda Fittitner Secondary Math [ducatian Nicole Fillion Agriculture Education Clinton Fislier Business Marketing Management Soroti Fistier Management Morkeling Barry Ford Business Management Kyle Ford Horticulture Julie Foss Psychology Kenyerta Gartli Child Family Studies Molly Gionihino Financial Computing Gloriona Glover Psychology Ozden Golcboga International Business Fulfilling childhood dreams. Brent Pankau sees flying as a career choice. 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Pankau said he olways hod posters of ■ jets and planes up on his wall at his house in St. h, Mo. It wasn ' t until college that he realized that his 1 could become a reality. found out that they had the pilot training here on us, " Pankau said. " And when I started flying, I started ' fving more as a career. It ' s something I can see g for 20 or 30 years. " inkou soon found out that becoming a pilot wasn ' t sy as it seemed. He had to meet many requirements, JS maintaining a 3.0 GPA, doing community service lOve a college degree. He had to balance these with other pilot related training, school work and his so Resident Assistant in Phillips Hall, jspite all the work, Pankau felt it would be worth it end when he was able to moke piloting his full-time hot would be amazing to think that I wake up in the ng, get out of bed, and what I do is drive to work hen climb into a plane that flies twice the speed of sound and that ' s what I do all day, " Pankau said. It wasn ' t just the title of being a pilot that Pankau want- ed, it was being an officer in the Air Force. He said his dream job would be to fly a fighter jet and to be the " best of the best " in the Air Force. While working toward this goal, Pankau said piloting hod affected his life greatly by increasing his focus, help- ing his personal relationships and increasing his self-disci- pline. " It has affected everything in my life in o positive way, " he said. " I do better, and I think about people more be- cause it gives you a different aspect on things. " He also said it helped him concentrate more on his degree of business economics. Pankau said that he had always been interested in business and if he found himself able to start his own business later, it was something he would love to do. However, Pankau insisted that even though he hod a degree and plenty of options, he had a certain passion for flying that business couldn ' t fulfill. " There ' s something just amazing about flying along at 2,000 feet, flipping the plane upside down, and when you get it right side up again you ' ve lost 300 feet, " Pankau said. " It ' s like a roller coaster ride, multiplied. " Writer I Angela Smith Designer jAshlee Mejia 252 253 olin Viau He sold you con teach o chimp to paint but when it ' s done it looks like o chimp painted it. John Viau, the campus painter maintenance worker said that phrase was one of his favorites to say because he believed that everyone was painter, and more pe ople needed instruction than others. Viau didn ' t have the typical office job; he snuck into any department on campus, mode the walls a bright new color and left the place looking brand new. " Ultimately, we don ' t wont people to know we ' ve even been here it ' s total destruction while we ore here, for the last three days all the bookcases are pulled out and the tables are moved around end people dodging stuff, " Viau said. " When we ' re gone, after a couple of weeks I just as soon nobody know we were there. " Even though Viau ' s official title was painter maintenance worker, he also did some locksmith work and repaired anything that needed to be done. He painted in nearly every building on campus except the Residence Halls. Viau occasionally found himself outdoors refreshing the look of the flagpoles and the goals of the football and soccer fields and applying a protective waterproof coat to structures. Viau also went into Bearcat Arena before each commencement ceremony and touched up the letters and painted anything that needed to be done ahead of time. One of the interesting aspects of being the University painter were the many stories that come with Viau ' s job. d " You hear a lot, you ' re a very big fly on the wall, " Viau ; " What ' s really interesting about this job, the most intere ic part interacting with everybody. We ore always interacting someone. Whenever we ore in a common area we ore interoijic with students. We interact with every office on campus. " He worked at the University as a painter for five years soid his skills hod definitely improved. Viau said if the Unive appeared nicer that there would be less vandalism and the stuc it would want to take better core of things. Working on campus as well as living in Roberta Hall Nt i wife. Rose, assistant director of Residential Life, and thai children, he saw many things after business hours. " It ' s interesting to see what goes on after hours becous s- mony people don ' t get the opportunity to interact with people five o ' clock in the resident ' s life and residential life in porlici r Viau said. " You get to see the full gamut of the college experie : not just one part it, not just the actual living part of it becau much occurs outside of the classroom. " Viau said he has enjoyed working at the University and fr how hard the faculty strived to moke it a quolity university, " It ' s really nice to see an organization that really mokes en effort to walk the walk, " Viau said. " There are always issues I see it every office because I ' m everywhere that this universi a whole strives toward that quality and that customer service ) they really make every effort and it ' s nice to be a part of thot. Writer j Kelsey Garrison Designer j Ashlee Mji Theresa tones Child 8, family SlAs Tamara timenez Chemiilry Kyle Jolinson himal Science Flora Jorom Business Management Analiesa Joyce Management Information Systems Proveena Kandosami Interactive Digital Media Sung Won Kong Computer Science Esther Kaianja Clinical Lab Science Avinosh Kau( Andrea Kelley Geography Ashley Kempf elementary Education Sara Kerkhoff Corporate flecrealion S, Wellness As a jack of all trades, palnter maintainence worker John Viau enjoys his job. Viau dabled in everything from locksmithing and painting to welding, r-iioto by rrrw Hof, 254 255 Kaleb Kern Jored Kirk Chemistry iX-S. Elizabeth Kloewer Secondary Edmalion Katie Knobbe ho6i S, Haliiim Ai Kobayashi Inleioctive Oigllal Media Joiquelyn Kaenig in John Koffmon finance Anthony Kreikemeier Agficultuie Educalion Cossie Kri li verlising Brandon Krummel Management Marketing Courtney Kuhn Corporate Secrealion King Kwan Comptiler Sdeme Sarah Landon Maimgemenl Markeling Mindy lealherman Public SehHons Healh Ledgerwood Agridjllure Science Hoyley leopard Public Relations EIIIoH Leppin Elementary [ducation Mack Lewis Advertiiing Jana Lienemann Agticulture Education Gena Liadsay Elemsnlary Education James C. Liltle Vocal Mmk Perlomance Ashley Utileiohn Jared Litllejohn journalism Mehssa Lockhart Elementary Education Ryan lockwood Wildlile Ecology S Conservation Allen Lode Managewent Information Systems Kristi Lunzmann Office Information Systems Adam Lyborger Advertising Michoel Lykins Park Kecreation Amber Maride Elementary Education At his station, 26-year-old Mike Miller sits at the front deik of Phillips Hall. Miller ' s experience with residential life swayed him to change his major and pursue a career in stu- dent affairs. ( lio[os by Trevor Haya ike Miller He walked down the hallway with his co-Resident Assistant to hear loud voices and the sounds of beer bottles clinking together. The two knocked on the door and the smell of alcohol staggered into the hallway as the resident answered. Then, the RAs said the dreaded words, " We ' re going to have to document you. Can I have your Bearcat cord? " Mike Miller come from the small town of Nevada in southern Mis- souri. His original plan was to come tour the University with a friend so she wouldn ' t have to come alone, but ended up staying three years. At the end of his first year. Mi ller decided he wanted to apply for a Resident Assistant position. " " The biggest reason I thought to be on RA was because of how my RA acted my first year, " Miller said. " He wasn ' t ever around, I didn ' t know him, and it mode it harder to make friends on the floor. I thought I could do the job as well, if not better. ' Miller liked the residential life department so much, he got involved in other aspects of it. He became chair of Phillips Hall Council ' s fundraising committee, started the Floor President Committee and became active in a student affairs group, which helped Residential Life staff to progress further in the deportment. " The department feels like home, " Miller said. " It ' s comfortable. The people I work with are really fun and I really enjoy my job. Just mostly to know you have people who consider you a friend and co-workers you con talk to. " In the foil of his senior year. Miller decided he wanted to continue his journey in student affairs. The education major changed his major to history so he could graduate a semester early and not have to wait another year to go through the application process for a hall director position. " I wanted to be a teacher because I love to work with younger people than me because I ' m old, " Miller said. " So, it was either graduate next December and teach, which is something I wasn ' t sure I v anted to do, or change my major to graduate in April and take a Hall Director position to do something I know I enjoy. " His final semester. Miller took oil the steps in the application and selec- tion process for hall directing. He updated his resume, asked for letters of recommendation and searched for Universities with possible job openings. He said he hod hoped to be placed somewhere close to his hometown and would someday love to come bock to the University. " They don ' t hire you from the school to work at the school, " Miller said. " But I would love to work somewhere else for awhile and then come bock here. " Miller said later in life he sow himself getting his master ' s degree in his- tory and working as a hall director. He said he hoped to accomplish many things in the position, but his biggest goal was to keep the residence hall o happy and safe environment for students to live and build relationships. " I wont to moke it so people enjoy living on campus, " he said. " You always hear students complain about living on campus because it ' s boring and you can ' t do certain things. I want to show them it ' s a fun place and because you live on campus you con do many things. " Writer | Angela Smith Designer | Ashlee Mejia 256 257 am Scire Hearing stones of people who had nothing but the clothes on their backs and only a few personal belongings put everything m perspective. After Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in August, Sam Scire felt Maryville needed to take action to fielp the victims. In conjunction with the University and his fraternity, Alpha Kappa Lambda, Scire headed up an effort to give to those who had nothing. " I helped organize on event where people donated items to help out victims of the hurricane, " Scire said. " I felt like we should do something to help out. If it wasn ' t for the community, nothing would have come about, " By the end of October, the community donated a semi-truck full of household goods ranging from canned goods to electrical appliances. On Nov. 1, Scire, along with University President Dean Hubbard, Maryville Mayor Mike Thompson and Medio Relations Specialist Tony Brown flew to Eunice, La., which received only a minor blow from Katrina. " There was some damage in Eunice, but nothing compared to what happened in New Orleans, " Scire said. Many families in Eunice took families into their home to help get them back on their feet. While touring Eunice, the locals ' hospitality surprised Scire. " The community absorbed a lot of the evacuees, " Scire said. " Trying to help out became o challenge to individuals in the community. There were families frying to do the right thing by taking in families. " Scire received a tour by the local high school student body president, who was also affected by Katrina. Six weeks prior to Scire ' s visit, his cousin moved in with him and his family at his New Orleans home was no longer in livable conditions. Hearing first-hand accounts from people who hod nothing, the devastation that Katrina caused set in. " I heard a story from an older couple who spent 49 years in their house, " Scire said. " They had to evacuate before, but it was this time that actually hit and destroyed everything. They had to pick up the pieces and move on with their life. " The mayor of Eunice told Scire and the rest of the group a story of how right after evacuees took refuge in Eunice, one teenage girl who had nothing refused to leave her only possession she owned: her temporary bed. She feared while her bock was turned, her only possession would be stolen. From witnesses the plight of daily citizens. Scire hod a new appreciation for what he had. Although the fundraising effort gave Scire a rewarding feeling, he believed the community did the right thing through their generous donations. 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A new college student was nestled home in San Juan, Trinidad, very often, but snuggly in bed when afire alarm went off. She she received a lot of support from them did not have a roommate and was confused when articles were printed about her in her because she was new to the University. hometown newspaper. Panic overcame her and she began to In 2005 Samuel finished as an All- cry OS she realized she did not know what American indoor performer in the 60 meter to do. She grabbed her passport and money dash and third in the 200 meter dash. as she ran out into the snow-blanketed night. " It was something that I had wanted for a As the excitement settled down, Alisha really, really long time since freshman year, " Samuel realized that there was no fire and Samuel said. " And since it was only my junior that someone hod just pulled the fire alarm in Hudson hloll as a prank. She said this occurred frequently. " Every time I heard on a larm go off it just scared me, " Samuel said. " I was traumatized by it because it happened constantly, every other week. " year, it was like wow, awesome. " Samuel suffered a major disappointment after returning from outdoor nationals placing 13th in the 100 meter dash preliminaries with a time of 12.05 seconds. " I felt like I was so ready to run, " Samuel said. " If not win, at least be in the first four- Moving from a Caribbean island to something. It just didn ' t happen. Something Missouri took some adjustment. Not only was just off. " was there a change in weather, but it took Samuel a while to get used to the cooking style here too. She thought there was cheese on everything, and the food was too oily. Her choice for pizza toppings included ketchup and mustard, a common addition in San Juan, Trinidad. Although her adjustment to a new Samuel finished her outdoor season as the MIAA 100 meter dash champion. Samuel enjoyed close relationship with coach Scott Lorek. Samuel was constantly in and out of his office discussing her running. After she retired her running shoes, Samuel was not completely sure about what she wanted to do. She said she was environment was off to a rocky start, three considering staying and getting her master ' s years later, Samuel was focused on one degree. With a business management major, thing: running. Samuel was kept her options open. " Running takes a lot of my time, " Samuel " After I graduate, I might wont to move said. " I ' ve been running since I was seven bock home to Trinidad and open up on my years old and I can ' t remember doing own restaurant, " Samuel said, anything else. " Writer | Megan Crawford She did not get to see her family bock Designer | Brent Chappelow Far from home, Alisha Samuel finds comfort In a sport she has been doing i ' i:t she was seven-years-old. 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Besides participating in missionary work, Oliver also chose to read the Bible cover to cover. photos by Marsha Jennings lex Oliver The search for salvation motivated Alex Oliver to spread his beliefs to others. Sponsored by Campus Crusades, Oliver raised $2,500 to spend the summer on the beeches of San Diego with about 120 college students from across the nation. Oliver and other students worked as missionaries talking to other people about their views on religion. Oliver said while spending time on the beach, he spoke one-on-one to many individuals, many of them homeless. He recalled one frequent visitor who posed many deep, philosophical questions to Oliver and other missionaries. " He was seorching and found salvation, " Oliver said. " Him questioning us so much mode him realize how he could have what we had. If you tell someone to believe in Jesus, then you should know why you do. " People questioning religious beliefs led him to have a stronger foundation in his own beliefs in God. - In addition to speaking to people about their religious views, Oliver and other students handed out books and toys to children as part of their missionary work. Oliver said talking to the homeless and other individuals put his own life in perspective. " It was encouraging to see how happy they were when you were there, but knowing they went through their daily plight was hard to see, " Oliver said. " Seeing them have nothing and me hove everything I need, mode me compassionate towards them. " Thru his missionary work, Oliver helped clear up many misconceptions about religion. " Sharing the gospel and seeing them realize that they can be forgiven and that Jesus was more than church on Sundays was rewarding, " Oliver said. With such a diverse population, ideas blended together to create a society Oliver observed to be a more relaxed and open when compared to the Midwest. Oliver noted the attraction of Californians to the students. " People on the beach loved to talk to college students because they ' re more open-minded, " Oliver said. While on the beach, Oliver helped fund his living expenses while working a Starbucks cart at SeaWorld. Oliver said this experience as a missionary strengthened the foundation of his beliefs. After fininishing up his Social Science Education major, Oliver planned to do future missionary work. " It gives you a reason to be more solid in your faith, " Oliver said. " This was something I never would have done. " Writer I Brent Burklund Designer | Ashlee Mejio 262 263 V earing No. 2 for the Bearcats, t Whitt uses his athletic skill In two spi ;. In the fall, Whitt suited up in the gin and white with pads and a helmet, bu t. ery spring he traded those in for a cap d glove, photo by Trevor Hayes Honnah Taylor Biology English Stephen Terry Communications Somoniha Thompson Spanish Amanda Thrower Spanish Educalion Bryan Thu Managemen! Heother Tillman Management Marketing JomieTindall Management Julie Toebben Kreikemeier Secondary Math Edacation Katie Tripp Management Marketing Krystel Tubbs Horticulture Whitt The strive for personal success motivated one student to make many sacrifices in life. For Pal Whitt, playing two sports was a positive one. Involved in football and baseball, Whitt spent mony hours a day preparing for the next game. " It ' s a full-time job, even with both sports with meetings, lifting and practices, " Whitt said. With about six hours per day spent watching previous games and getting in shape, he also said many of his weekends and some mornings were taken up by games and traveling. Unlike many athletes, Whitt received little down time as he hod to prepare for the next athletic season once one ended. " I wouldn ' t change anything about playing two sports, " Whitt said. " I ' d be bored without being in some sort of season. " With a strong love for competition, Whitt said playing sports year round gave him a reason to fuel his competitive nature. " I have the drive to win and the ability to win all year round, " Whitt said. " The competition drives me. " Not only did winning motivate Whitt to show up to practice, but so did the comradarie from his teammates. " Whatyougetoutof itnotonlyosa person, but the relationships you make out of it moke it worth it, " Whitt said. " These are life-long relationships made. " WS m - b Throughout his athletic career, injury plagued Whitt. While recovering from four surgeries, the time off the field gave Whitt a new found love for athletics. Whitt said his injuries tested his mental strength and how he could get back in the game once fully recovered. " What brought me back was the ability to compete again, " Whitt said. " Nothing physically has been able to stop me yet. " Motivation and support from his family also fueled his competitive nature. With his parents attending almost every football game, he said the strive to win ran in the family. " I never went by the saying ' winning isn ' t everything, ' but in a way it kind of is true, " Whitt said. With a 100 percent effort put into both sports, Whitt said he learned how to balance time with full love for both sports. " If I did hove a favorite sport, I would just be playing that sport, " Whitt said. " I thought the last thing to do was play one sport at a time. " After his collegiate athletic career, Whitt hoped to use his marketing degree in the athletic field. He said he will miss the competitive nature of the game and always having a personal goal on the field to beat. " Once I ' m away from it for a bit, I know I ' m going to miss it, " Whitt said. Writer | Brent Burklund Designer | Ashlee Mejia Laura Tuttle Middle School Education Amanda Umsciieid Monogemenl i Maikeling Kollian Ullie Business Education Edwin Vega Industrial Psychology Evofi Wangungu Pie-Medicine Daniel Walicins Accounting Lorisso Wctson Elementary Education Nicliaias Wolsan Kimberly Weis Animal Science Amelia Whetstone Management Kalo While Animal Science Kathryn Wimbisli Accounting Allison Wilte Public Relations Ashley Workman Agriculture Education Cole Young Journalism Sora Young Einancial Computing Krisli Younghons History ' jz s 264 265 Sequined masks and bright lights describe Venice, Italy during Carnivale for intern Kari Schroder. Schroder proudly displayed a Mandolin concert advertisement from Rome that she brought back with her. photos by Marsha Jennings ari S( ' lir()(l(4 ' An internship opportunity turned -town girl Kan Schroder into an inturer. :hroder came to Northwest from Bellevue. Neb., elementary education major. She heard about a ng internship abroad and applied. was on Thanksgiving Break visiting my family and I come back all-of-a-sudden I hod this opportunity to Italy, " Schroder said. " The applying, preparation, ng and going all happened within a month. " -omp Adventure was a program that sent college Its to U.S. military bases in Italy and Germany to in child development and teen centers. re interns and on intern director lived in Verona, Italy, ur months. All expenses, including 12 credit hours, paid except for food, but they received a doily $22 d. Schroder said working on the bose was a unique ience. ill the families were there because their husbands vives got sent to Afghanistan. It was so different ) the responses from the kids after their parents were way. " le talked about one child in particular who would up in the middle of his nap, screoming and crying mother. was hard on them, " Schroder said. " Just being mode me appreciate the military families so much ise the soldiers ore out there fighting, but the families jving a really hard time too. " ter working from 9 to 5, Schroder had the opportunity el to destinations like Florence, Venice and Milan. he day after we got to Ital , we went to Venice. was like wow, everywhere I look is like a picture, " cJer said. " It ' s no! disappointing at all. You know how Kpected to be disappointed because the brochures always look better then the actual place, but I didn ' t feel like that at oil. " Schroder said many parts of Italy resembled a ghetto in the U.S. because buildings were falling opart and hod graffiti on them. But she said since it was Italy, it was beautiful, authentic and worn with time. Along with picturesque views of ruins, Schroder had the opportunity to experience an event that mode history. " I was in Rome when the pope died, which was really incredible, " Schroder said. " We arrived in the middle of a Friday night and slept on the streets of Vatican City. " Schroder said the next day the group did some sightseeing, and later that night, while sitting in a pub, on eerie silence came over the city. She said she looked at the TV and knew the pope was dead. While abroad, Schroder celebrated her 21 st birthday and her fulfilled her wish to shore her first date with on Italian man. After he took her on o skiing trip in the French Alps, she decided it was the most fun she had the entire time. Schroder also said adjusting to the culture was difficult. One night she found herself sampling horse pizza and she would ovoid trips to restrooms off-base because they were just holes in the floor. She said her time in Italy was on adventure even until the end when she got stuck in Venice the night before. She missed her train and had to rely on a river taxi to get back to the train station in time to pock in two hours. " It was incredible, " Schroder said. " I couldn ' t think of a better way to spend my lost night in Italy. It was so exciting. " Schroder planned to someday return to Italy after getting teaching experience in the U.S. " Just going there taught me that I hove no idea what ' s around the next corner, " she said. Writer I Jessica Hartley Designer jAshlee Mejia 266 267 r j B 1 Jti Father of two and director of many, Matt Baker has a family and job that he loves. Framed photos, air plane collectibles, and children ' s artwork deco- rated Baker ' s new office, photos by Morsho Jennings att Baker With stiff pints, a pomful walk and a smile, he made his way up to the podium to kick-off fall training for all student staff members m the Residential Life Department. Matt Baker, Director of Residential Life, overcame rnany obstacles to get to fiis position. At the age of 12, Baker was diagnosed witfi rheumatoid arthritis. The disease made it very painful to walk and move in a lot of ways. He said it made his teenage years difficult to go through, " I lost my identity, " Baker said, " I didn ' t know who I was or who I was supposed to be. All the cool kids in high school played sports or rode bikes and I didn ' t, " The arthritis also made it challenging for Baker to do the one thing he really loved, flying. He received his pilot ' s license after working at air shows for 17 years. But the pain in his hips from the arthritis made it hard for him to fly. " I couldn ' t fly an airplane for more than a half an hour because you had to use your feel and my hips were so bad I would get tears in my eyes because it hurt so bad, " Baker said. Once Baker got a hall director position, he received health insurance and was able to get hip replacements. He said after that he was able to work more effectively. Being the hall director in North Complex was just the beginning of his journey at the University. He later came back to be the Residential Life coordinator. Then, he worked his way up the ranks to the Director of Residential Life, totaling his time at the LJniversity to 1 1 years. Baker said his experience in Residential Life made him find who he was. " When I was a hall director here actually, as I went through college and started to figure out who I was and sort of forgive myself for having arthritis said, " I realized I was a good person who has arthritis. Not that I have art and nothing else matters. " The obstacles did not stop at arthritis. Working in Residential Life, B had many responsibilities from planning for new buildings to interacting every other department on campus. But Baker said the part of the job thcii remembered the most were the difficult situations. " Student death and people dying in their rooms, those are things I never forget, " Baker said. " They always sit with me and I always get whenever I think about them. " Baker said the positives about his job outweighed the negatives, said he learned something everyday whether it was about students or a n technology. He mentioned the best thing about being in Residential Life being able to get involved. " You get to leave a lasting imprint, " Baker said. " Whether it ' s on a stu for giving them a new experience and opening their eyes to the worl leaving o mark on campus and choosing to get involved. Hopefully things will be here 100 years from now. " Even though Baker said he loved his job and could not picture hiie doing anything else, he said his priorities were at home. " I have a great family, " he said. " My kids are, in my mind, amazing don ' t stay too late at work if I can avoid it because I hove great kids tc|( home to. " Writer | Angela Smith Designer j Ashlee N Bryon Aber Tnra Adkins David Alexander Brondy Anderson Aya AsQi Amanda Atkins Jared Bailey Tara Baker Keyle Burner Billy Baudler Matthew Box Elizabeth Beck Christopher Belknap Cindy Bell Bridgette Berry Tobitha Biermonn Jessica Bootright Honnoh Bower Craig Brooks Tara Brooks Lakoyia Brown Cassandra Bruington Chris Buback Melinda Burkemper 268 269 ani ' en Leach After o 60-mile walk, she reached the f ' mish line with competitors (ull of emotion and a sense of accomplishment. For associate professor of family and consumer sciences Lauren Leacfi, tfie finish line at tfie Kansas City 3-Day Breast Cancer Walk became o pivotal and dramatic moment in fier life. Wfiile working on iier master ' s degree in 1991 in Cfiampaign- Urbana, III., Leach was struck by a car while crossing the street. The accident shattered her tibia bone in her right leg and a metal rod was put in to help the bone heal. Walking around her apartment then became difficult. A few years ago started walking as a way to relieve stress. With the injury still lingering, Leach said icing her leg became important to prevent shin splints. Developing a love for walking. Leach decided to enter in the three-day walk. Leach was required to raise $2,100 to walk. With the deadline fast approaching. Leach was short of the goal, but still hopeful for a miracle. " I decided to pray, " Leach said. " God- if you don ' t wont me to do this, then kick my feet out from under me. " At the last minute, a friend pulled together $1,200. Leach believed it was leap of faith. With the walk fast approaching. Leach now focused on training. She found a 13-mile loop around Maryville that helped her train, and said she even walked 25 miles from her parent ' s house to her sister ' s house. Leach began the race June 17 with about 800 walkers. Walking about seven to eight hours a day, she said the walk tested her physical and mental strength. With the support of other walkers and onlookers. Leach found the motivation to keep on going towards the next resting spot. " People who didn ' t even know me were cheering me on, " Leach said. " Having people you don ' t know cheer for you is wonderful. " No matter how much encouragement Leach received from others, the pain finally set in. To soothe her feet and legs. Leech iced her feet and leg every night to prevent blisters and shin splints. " Blister protection and control becomes a part of your life, " Leach said. " You ' ll wear shoes a half size larger as they will swell. " With the hot and humid weather attempting to drag her down. Leach pushed herself even harder, never once using a sweep van to transport her to the next rest stop. Not only did Leach find the drive to keep walking from within herself, but also from other walkers. Leach saw one woman who used arm crutches to keep walking. " She walked as much as she could, " Leach said. " You sat there and said ' Wow ' when someone like that is walking. She ' s a test to what we con do; she ' s not stopping. " Three days and 60 miles later, the finish line awaited. In the first group of finishers. Leach was overcome by the sense of triumph and accomplishment. " It ' s almost like a rite of passage because you feel different after you ' ve pushed yourself through all the pain and raised all that money, " Leach said. " I started crying; I was so elated that I had made it. " Writer | Brent Burklund Designer | Brent Chappelow 1 Lauren Leach set a goal to walk 60 miles by the time she turned 40. She took advant e a three-day walk for breast cancer awareness to accomplish the feat. Leach used specia ' - signed poles to increase the health benefits while training for the event, photos by Meredith i ' Anne Caler Anna Callen logan Campbell Sara Corkon Sora Chamberlain Amea Chandler Moria Chavez Amy Cirtello April Clark Alison Clausen Nida Clayton Amber Commer Angela Curtis Courtney Doke Brett Dannor Jessica Day Rebecca Day Curtis Dedmon Laura DeLong Kasey Denk Rachel Oielemon Valerie Edmondson Holly Eschenboch Angelito Escher Jessica Fay Danielle Fernandez Andrea Gorcio Amando Gardner Kelsey Garrison Melissa Giebel Brittany Gillett Aniira Godfrey Erin Graham Kristen Gray Leslie Griswold Joel Guenlher 270 271 Yosua Gunawan Mattie Hons Elizabeth Haroshe Linzi Harris Trevor Hayes Emily Heidbreder Vanessa Hewlett Sauda Holman Scott Honeymon Dm-Anne Hovis Somuel Hucke Tiffany Hunter Riley Huskey Erin Iseman Stephanie James Kotie Jenkins Marsha Jennings Alono Johnson Austin Johnson Cody Johnson Daniel Johnson Jason Johnson Kaycee Johnson Amy Julian Allison Kohre Collin Kelch Louis Killebrew Chang Jin Kim Christopher King Arlina Klusmon lexi Koenig Morisso Koester Alicia Kostka Elizabeth Kurrelmeyer Jored Loinhart Emily Lambert =J ym i; The Delta Chi fraternity] FOUNDED OCTOBER 13. 1890 owd Siors Sitting on the front lines of war waiting to defeat the enemy prepared one freshman for his future. Growing up with his family in many branches of the military, Douglas Siers always heard stories about them and wanted lo be in one branch. " When I was little, I saw some Marines in an air show and it had o more professional look, " Siers said. " I always wanted to join the military. I decided that after seeing them that was the branch I wanted to do. I thought they were the best. " As Siers entered the Marines, he initially thought that it would remain his career, but he decided to hold off on the decision. However, he had not ruled out the option. Siers spent two years working in a security force program at Camp David in Maryland. From there he got into what he initially wanted to do, which was to be in the battle zone. He spent eight and a half months on a combat tour in Asia and then he did another tour in Afghanistan. Siers spent a total of four years and two months in the Marines. Siers described how he felt in the infantry with a mix of emotions. " Most people watch movies and see action after action caused that ' s what the movies focus on, " Siers said. " You hove to figure out that a seven-month deployment or so you don ' t get that much contact. " " You go through a lot of times of boredom from the lulls between stuff going on and stress being away from your family. You have those moments of adrenaline, and you ore scared at times too, but being scared can be overshadowed by like not having time to be scared. You have to do what you were trained to do. " After Siers completed his duties, he mode the decision to get a college degree because he wanted more opportunities. He chose the University because it was close to his home in Kansas City, Mo., and his girlfriend went there as well. At first, Siers said he was not going to join a fraternity because he had a similar experience in the military. However, his stereotype of fraternities changed when he arrived and he joined the Delta Chi fraternity. " Going through rush, it was a lot like they have traditions and a close-knit group of guys, so it hod its similarities, which is why I joined. " Siers said. Looking back on his military experience, Siers said he chose the infantry because it was one of the more exciting jobs that made an impact. " That is the backbone of the military " Siers said. " Everything else supports what the infantry does. There are important jobs other than infantry but I wanted to do infantry My grandpa was in the infantry in the Army in World War II and probably what I got was one of the more exciting jobs, " Siers said. Writer | Kelsey Garrison Designer | Ashlee Mejia 272 273 me with his fraternity brothers, Doug Siers takes the next step in his life »:he Marines. Delta Chi gave Siers an environment similar the military, photo tdith Currence from left: Giving Roush extra height, a stand allows stu- dents to see her hands better during class. Tapping the middle finger of the right hand against the edge of the other palm provides the sign for technology. ' Facial ex- pressions, such as the one picturing the word think ' , play a key role in sign language. Moving the sign for ' M ' against the side of her mouth, Roush gives her sign name which means ' Marcy Mouth ' , photo by Meredith Currence — " 7?:;: mMc|H „■, {?.» t .. arcy Eoush Her hands contained a anguage that transcended normal speech. When Marcy Roush was o child, she hod a cousin who was mentally handicapped, but that didn ' t stop Roush from playing with her, " I didn ' t realize Michelle was different, " she said- " I just knew that she was short, but I was short so it didn ' t matter. " As Roush grew up, she spent more time with handicapped peers, Roush worked with the learning disabilities teacher at her high school to develop a People Physical Education class where special education students could interact with the role models of the school. When Roush was 16, she worked at a day core for exceptional children. She remembered one girl, Tonya, who would communicate with Roush through blinking and would interact with her. " It was kind of at that point that I realized that, you know, it doesn ' t matter what level of intellect you are, there ' s always a time to speak, " Roush said. While working at the day care, Roush began to learn sign language by working with the children as well as taking classes. Roush also doted a man in high school whose parents were deaf. After the relationship ended, she continued to talk with them. " I ' m self taught, " she said. " A CODA is a child of a deaf adult. I coll myself a FODA, which is a friend of a deaf adult. " After high school, Roush came to the University for her bachelor ' s degree in elementary education with certification for special education. She also received certification in early childhood education. Eventually, she earned her master ' s degree in learning disabilities. After graduating in 1995, Roush started teaching autistic children in Bethany, Mo. She had five students who were mentally handicapped and nonverbal. " At the time, I knew enough sign to communicate, and I began to teach them sign, " Roush said. " As I taught them sign, I taught myself more sign. " Roush started a Sign with Me program in Albany, Mo., where she were able to communicate with her before they could actually speak, " Each one of my children and I, we hove a special bond because was able to do that with them, " Roush said. In 1999, Roush started leaching sign language at the University on adjunct instructor. She balanced teaching special education class in Albany with teaching on increasing number of sign classes at I University. " During the fourth year, there were talks about wanting to make il full-time program because the students wanted it, not because we wori ' il, " Roush said. " The students kept writing in Culture of Quality cards soyi they wanted more. They wanted to hove thai access. " In 2002, Roush had the choice to join the University faculty full-time get her tenure teaching in Albany. She debated her decision until the nic before her statement of intent was due. One of her past college students called her at 10 p.m. to thank Rou for teaching her sign. The student explained that because of Roush ' s do she was able to help a deaf person order a taco. " It could hove been a parent that could hove called me and so ' Hey, I ' d like you to stay here, and my child really needs you, ' and I mic have done something different, " Roush said. " But it just so happened o ' clock at night, I get the call. " Once hired, Roush started work to develop a sign program at t University since In June 2005, Gov. Matt Blunt approved Missouri House Bill 53j which said A merican Sign Language could be considered a fore! language at high schools and universities. With this bill, Roush was able to get on ASL certification progrf) approved. She also tried to get sign approved as a minor, but it still need ' l to be approved by the Board of Regents. i Roush said that the push to create a program was due to studer ' desire to learn sign. " I ' ve always had a lot of passion towards teaching in general, " RoLJi said. " I think the success of the doss and the program so far has be lived. The program invited 4- to 10-year-olds to learn sign language for because of the students. I ' ve just influenced them. It ' s because of t » songs that would later be performed at Albany ' s Frontier Holidays event. students that we hove this program, not me. " Roush also taught her three children sign language as babies. They Writer | Brent Choppelow Designer j Brent Chappelcj ■j-w David lewey " " - ' ■ J Erin loges Chris tee David Leffler Joe lohman Allen long Michelle Lordemonn Rachel Ludwig ,m.W l MoryLundgren 274 275 Down Mogel Jennifer Mogel Defining himself by W s music and attitude toward life, Cody Lilly says he ' s no different than anyone else. Spi- nal meningitis resulted Lilly losing his feet when he was young, photo by Trevor Hayes Brittony McGhee Mary McMurlrey Serena McPherson Emily Meggers Ashlee Mejia Ben Mendenholl ()(lv Lilly Despite appearing physically different from other students, he didn ' t see himself that way. Cody Lilly contracted spinal meningitis as an 1 8-monlh-old that nearly killed him. It cut off the blood circulation to his feet and doctors were forced to amputate both his feet to get rid of the disease, Lilly said he had never known the concept of wolking OS a person with " normal " legs and had no problem with his prosthetic ones. When he came to college, most professors and faculty wondered if he needed any special accommodations, but he didn ' t. He said the professors were amozed at how well he got around. Lilly had one incident where he was put down for being handicapped by two students. " There was a couple in front of me when I was walking out of The Station ond the girl got mod at her boyfriend for not opening the door for the ' crippled ' person, and that kind of set me off, " Lilly said. " I just really don ' t like that term. I can do just about anything anyone else can. " Lilly hod other things in life that occupied his time, like playing the guitar in his band. Empire Rock. He had been playing with his best friend since eighth grade in a garage in Iowa. They accumulated other members as time progressed. They promoted their music on MySpace.com savetheempirerock. " We ore too hardcore to be pop punk, but too pop punk to be hardcore, " Lilly said. " It ' s kind of like a happy medium between the different styles. We try to put as much variety into OS we con so a wide range of people will enjoy listening to it. " Lilly took on a positive attitude with his situation and tended to laugh and joke about his handicap. He often told people different stories about what happened and got a chuckle out of it. " I get along with it really well. I ' ve been like this most of my life, " Lilly said. " I haven ' t really known it much different. I think I take it really well. I ' m cool with anyone asking questions about it and I would much rather someone ask me questions than look at me and wonder. It doesn ' t really stop me from doing anything. I con do just about anything. " He said he had dealt with everything fairly well. " I have bigger fish to worry about out there, and sometimes I forget that I even have them until I take them off at night, " Lilly said. " If you let something get you down like that then you are never going to hove any fun or get anywhere. " Writer j Kelsey Garrison Designer I Ashlee Mejio 276 277 Louren Merle Megon Meyer Shelly Meyer Jona Mohs Italey Moldenhauer Jessica Monohan Karo Montgomery Amanda Moore Jacob Moore Kerry Heoie Brandy Nelson Use Noldon Stephanie Noss Andreo Novok Daisy Novoa Randy Oribhabor Elisa Orr Ronald Orr Amanda Palmer Carrie Payne Jessica Peak Carrissa Phillippe Tnra Phipps Kevin Poteet Alex Raymond Kristino Reyes Heidi Ridnour Erin Roberson Amanda Robinson Melanie Rogers Michael Roper Kelsey Rosborough Kurl Ruepke Kari Rule Crystal Russell Eriko Soito Vanessa Sanchez Shuhei Sano Sarah Santos AngelineSchulte Salvotore Scire Megan Sheeley za.jal the intention of only remaining in the U.S. for four years, Bayo Oludaja is now crossing cultural barriers as a professor in the Department mmunications. Oludaja related to other English as a Second Language students about being far from home. Oludaja kept items from Nigeria eminder of his home country. This included items such as hand-stitched pillowcases, caricature s depicting traditional Nigerian roles, Nigerian y and woven baskets, photos by Manha jenmngi ayo Oludaja 278 279 The plan to come to America for four years became jriy 25 years before one professor would return to his ne country. Department of Communications, Theotre and Languages Associate Professor 3 Oludaja, or Bayo as most students knew fiim, came to America from fiis fiome ■ Nigeria in 1981 to study at Wheaton College in Illinois. ifl said he thougfit long and fiord about coming to America and did not Ihe decision iigfitly. ' ' smpleting fiis degree at Wheaton in three years, Oludajo went on to get 5 degree at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, III. Dludoja then went on to the University of Kansas to teach. He taught there as a :;ssistant and ran two classes of his own. he was ready to leave KU he looked at places close to Lawrence. i«ver, he noticed an od in a newsletter for Northwest and decided to apply. Once he got the job offer in Maryville, he wasn ' t too sure if it was the right place. Jojo said he had wanted somewhere bigger than Lawrence. ' So when I was called and offered the position, I asked for them to think about d I did think about it I finally made the decision that yes I would come, " Oludaja . ' I would come for the first year and then eventually look for another place, but aufse that one year turned into two and three. " Oludaja said once he realized the degrees he had wouldn ' t allow him to use skills he obtained, he made the decision to remain in America and pursue a «r. After Oludaja had been at the University for several years, he went to Europe udy from 1997 to 1999. He studied international relations at the University of Lancaster in England and criminology in Edinburgh, Scotland. While in Europe, Oludaja realized how he was taking his American lifestyle for granted. " I also learned again that bigger is not always better; I had to scale down by the time I got to the UK " Oludaja said. " It was a lesson just in personal development for me, so that was good. I come bock and was more aware of that. " During the fall 2005 semester-breok, Oludaja decided he would return to Nigeria for the first time in 24 years. He said that much of the culture hod token on a significant change such as the roods had improved and the airport system was much better than when he left. Oludaja said that when he returned to Nigeria, his nephew had to guide him around because he hadn ' t been there in a long time. When he visited with people they were still as nice as could be and no one had changed. " People are still as worm, " Oludaja said. " I remember going to the place where I grew up and people couldn ' t just stay away from visiting with me. Some would come as early as six o ' clock to visit with me because they hod to go to the farm later so they wanted to make sure they stopped by. So people are still as worm as ever and that is good to see. " Oludajo said the people of Nigeria took care of the members of not only their families, but also their community. Even though the time he planned to spend and the time he spent in America was longer than he anticipated, Oludajo hod no regrets staying. " After going through the initial shock of just losing everything I was counting on, " Oludaja said. " And I realized I was really abandoned and then I sow how even as port of that, all my needs were met. I became convinced that again I hod made the right decision. " Writer | Kelsey Garrison Designer | Ashlee Mejia From the jumbled stacks of paper on her desk, associate professor of English and poet Rebecca Aronson spends ample time in her office. Aronson composed the majority of her poems in her head before putting them on paper, photos by Marsha Jen- nings elxH ' ca Ai ' oiisoii Her passion led her down a path from which she drew her inspiration. Assistant professor of English Rebecca Aronson fias written poetry all her life. As an undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota, Aronson nnajored in English and mass communications and also hod a minor in art history. After she graduated, Aronson traveled to Greece v here she taught English at a privote school for a year. While abroad, Aronson kept a journal of her observations while overseas. Upon her return to the U.S., Aronson wrote several poems based on her observations. She was working at a record label in Minneapolis, but she realized it wasn ' t what she wanted to do. " I kind of got tolked into going to graduate school, " Aronson said. " A friend of mine took me out to a bar one night, bought me Bloody Marys and talked to me about how I needed to be serious about poetry. " Aronson looked at some graduate programs in poetry and was occepted to the University of New Mexico for a master of arts degree. After graduating in 1995, Aronson stayed in Albuquerque, N.M. working as an adjunct instructor at the university, poet Joy Harjo ' s personal assistant, a technical writer and as a waitress. " I was kind of cobbling things together, " Aronson said. During her last two years in New Mexico, Aronson worked as a full-time visiting professor at the University of New Mexico. Aronson decided to go back to graduate school at that time to earn her master of fine arts degree, so she chose the University of Washington in Seattle " I wanted really fcodly to get bock to focusing on writing more than anything else, " she said. " I knew that an MFA program would allow me a couple of years of just focusing on writing. That ' s such a luxury that I wanted to do that. " Aronson graduated from the program in 2003 and applied for a teaching position at Northwest. After receiving job at the University, she found new inspiration for her poems. " Since moving to Missouri, they seem to be very much about landscape and insects, " Aronson said. " Just because this kind of l andscape is new to me and small town life is new to me. That has worked its way into my poems a lot. " She said her writing process looks to readers like she ' s not doing anything. " In order to write, I find that I need to spend a lot of time just sort of thinking, " Aronson said. " I spend a lot of time lying on the couch or going for walks or just sort of staring into space. " She composed entire poems in her head and then let them " ferment " for several weeks. To help her remember the lines, she would speak them. When she was ready, she would actually write the poem. Aronson said she hod been working on her most current manuscript since 2001 . " The actual process of writing down the poem that has been in my head for so long is actually quite quick, " she said. " It might take me 10 minutes or half an hour, and then the revision can be years. Revision takes a long time. I hove to leave a poem for months and months after I ' ve written before I can see it. " Aronson said it took so long for her to revise her poems because she couldn ' t be objective about them if they were too new. " If I don ' t stop myself, I ' ll send it right out to be published, " she said. " Of course, it ' s not quite done, and inevitably it ' s rejected, and if it ' s not, I wish it had been. It takes me a few months to fall out of love with it. " In the spring of 2005, Aronson submitted a manuscript of her work entitled " Creature, Creature " to the Main-Traveled Roods press book contest. She received notice in January 2006 that she won the competition. Since Aronson learned of her award, she thinks she was ready to start work on her second book. " For a long time I ' ve been shuffling new poems into my old manuscript, " she said. " Now I feel like I con stop doing that, and I can start putting poems in a new manuscript. " Writer j Brent Chappelow Designer | Ashlee Mejio 280 281 laiidia Beacom Behind the public eye and the spotlight of the University President, she sat quietly at the desk taking phone calls and keeping track of records. President Dean Hubbard ' s secretary Claudia Beacom had a job that consisted of directing colls, making plans and keeping track of schedules, among other things. Starting out as the geology and geography department ' s secretory, Beacom decided to go bock to school and get her degree in business management. The time constraint of being a full-time student made it difficult to work 40 hours, so she applied to be the president ' s part-time secretary. Eventually she filed into a full time position. Beacom said working with Hubbard made her care about him as a person. " I like the job of being kind of like the president ' s mother, " Beacom said. " He ' s o really neat guy. With o job that big, you need a lot of people who care about you and wont to see you succeed. " Beacom said that although her job could get busy and discouraging sometimes with all the colls and complaints she handled. Her favorite port was working with the students in the office. She said the office was like a learning experience for them. " It ' s sort of like a business lob school, " she said. " We hove a lot of students that work in here and they ore getting real work experience. So I kind of see myself as a teacher to help people get better business skills. " She said it was rewarding when the students kept in touch after they graduated. Although the workers were there for a short time, she said she learned to appreciate students by working with them. " I have learned to really appreciate my co- workers, " Beacom said. " I ' ve really had so much fun to get to know a lot of the kids. They graduate and go on and still keep in touch with me. I ' ve learned to really enjoy that age of college students and watch them grow up and have their own families. " Not only did Beacom serve as the president ' s secretary, she also served as the secretary for the Board of Regents. She said the meetings were interesting and it was nice to see o group of volunteers who core about the University. " They are a great group of people with one common interest, " she said. " They ore all Bearcats who wont to see this place do very well. " Outside of work, Beacom said she led a full and happy life. Her husband was campus dining director of the University and she hod a son who attended the University. Overall, she said she felt really lucky to have her life. " I really am a happy person, " she said. " I ' m married to the most wonderful man in the world and I have o great son and three step-kids. I ' m really lucky to work here. I ' m lucky at home. There ' s hardly anything that I would change about my life. " Writer | Angela Smith Designer | Ashlee Mejia Scheduling every minute of President Hubbard ' s work week keeps Claudia Beacom ' s occupied . As secretary for the Presi- dent ' s office, Beacom fielded questions regarding many campus issues, photos by Marsha Jennings Tylei Shccley Megan Simpson Laura Smilh Nicole Smilh Courtney Snodgrass Morgan Sobbe Jockie Sonnek Erin Spegal Kyle Spiegel Elizabelh Spino Jodi Spoonemore Danay Stanislaus Mollory Stonton Amonda Sleimon Anthony Stiens Hillory Stirler Amber Stockton Michelle Slumph 282 283 f Mr 9 " %mk - F i f ■ ii After dropping out of high school to fight a drug addiction, DeAnna Mason returns for a college de- gree. After rehab, Mason returned to high school and worked to get the diploma she thought she ' d never receive, pholo by Trevor Hayes Kristin Summers Andrew Swinford Sorch Symlschytsch Megan Thomas LeanneThurman Amando Tinker Alicia Tobin Maddlson Tobin Nicholas Triche Whitney Turner Miki Uemura Jored Verner mjm Anna Mason " When your life revolves around one thing like jgs, there ' s two ways you can go: one, you can ;; two, you can get up off your feet, " DeAnna oson said For Mason, the life of waking up witin tfie sole purpose of getting ) began at the 16, At the age of 12, Mason began using any drugs could get her hands on. Prior to her 18 ' ' birthday, Mason ' s drug litclion reached a breaking point. On Memorial Day weekend 2003, Mason drove down to Des ines, Iowa on a Friday afternoon in search of her daily fix. After e days of wandering around in a daze, Mason hit rock bottom. lionally and physically, Mason felt her body just give up. On Monday, Mason returned to her home in Pottonsburg, Mo., to her friends and family worried about her drug addiction. At first, ison denied her addiction to herself and everyone else. The next day, ison ' s parents admitted her to Valley Hope Rehabilitation Clinic in bison, Kan. ' I went kicking and screaming, " Mason said. " I was near death and parents either hod to do something or watch me die. I knew if I didn ' t something now, then I wouldn ' t have a chance. " Alter arriving in Atchison, Mason spent the first two days coming vn from her high that caused delusions so severe she forgot her own ie ond where she lived. With her liver ready to fail and not having rtfor over two weeks. Mason faced a life-changing experience. As one of the youngest patients, the experience of seeing others ' ftctions much further in and more devastating than her own experience I drugs. ' From hearing other people ' s stories, I learned that I didn ' t want to □ bum, " Mason said. One memorable moment early on in a group counseling session, ed the " hot seat, " where everyone was supposed to say two comments to every individual; one as to why they would conquer their drug addiction, the other as to why their drug addiction would conquer them. The responses she heard from people gove little encouragement. " A lot of people told me I was too young and I was going to relapse because of my age, " Mason said. " A lot of them have been there for a while, so I thought they might be right. " After 32 days in rehabilitation, Mason returned home to Pottonsburg, where her biggest challenge awaited her. Because Mason quit going to school few months before her admission to rehab, she faced the issue of how to get her high school diploma. Described as a model student and president of her school ' s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America organization, her drug oddiction shocked the community. For Mason her addiction to precedence over school. " That was my sole goal every day; getting up and getting high, " Mason said. " I quit caring. I don ' t know why I gave up completely; I just did. " After her return home, her old attitude and old habits eventually resurfaced. Six months later. Mason began using drugs as a solution to her stress and depression Not letting herself succumb to the opinion ' s of oil those in rehab. Mason worked at a local grocery store in preparation for her plans to return to high school. Working this job also gave Mason a sense of direc tion in her life, " I didn ' t wont to make minimum wage the rest of my life, " Mason said. " Having that shitty job motivated me to go to school. " In fall 2005, Mason enrolled at Osborn High School to receive her diploma. Self-concious about what everyone would think of her. Mason gradually adjusted to getting back in a routine. Only three days after her high school graduation, Mason began classes at the University in spring to search for a career. In retrospect. Mason thanked her parents for making the decision that she felt saved her life. Mason also thanked those people who told her she would amount to nothing; these comments only gave her encouragement. " I was going somewhere in life no matter what, " Mason said. Writer j Brent Burklund Designer j Ashlee Mejia 284 285 aroii Baker Sitting at the cluttered desk in the Residence Ha Association office, his hair tussled from a restless night ' s sleep, Aaron Baker quickly printed the updated constitution. He started his day reading the morning paper and after classes he prepared for the RHA meeting where he sat on the executive board as National Communications Coordinator. Baker said he related not only to people in residential life but the Missouri Academy his department, Student Senate and those from all different walks of life because of his involvement. With a double maior and minor, Baker studied pre-professionol zoology and political science with biochemistry and Spanish, Beginning at the Academy at age 16, he graduated and stayed at the University because of the people and opportunities he had. " I ' m pretty student-oriented and I do whatever I con to maintain that quality at Northwest, " Baker said. Baker was adopted and raised in a family with two older sisters. Baker tried to maintain certain aspects from his Filipino culture to keep his roots. " I ' m Asian on the outside but white on the inside, " Baker said. " And you can quote me on that. " His career plans were targeted at helping others from countries like his. Baker was born with Rheumatoid arthritis and suffered minor physical setbacks. However, he was adopted into a family that could get him the medical attention he needed. Baker knew that was not the case for other children. He aspired to be a doctor for the United Nations. " Because of my post, I know there are others out there who won ' t be adopted and I wont to be able to help them, " he said. Through RHA and serving as Student Senate ' s Civic Service Choir, Baker proved his desire to help by bettering the residence halls, working with the volunteer office and United Way. " I like to help people to the best of my ability because I really enjoy Northwest, and I wont others to as well. " Writer | Megan Heuer Designer j Ashlee Mejio zr. In preparation for the No FrilU conference held in early February, Aaron Baker looks over award bids in the Residence Hall Association office. Baker spent many hours in the RHA office fulfilling his position as National Communications Coordinator, photos by Mcrednh Oirrcn c. Ashley Volmerl Souphio Vofngsom Jamie Wall Crystal Wallis 286 287 Adam Watson Michael Wells Matthew Westhoff Janine Whitt Kyra Wiggins Summer Wildhaher Jared Williams Meredith Wilmes Amanda Wilson Clifton Wilson Lauren Wilson Stroussy Winters Bryon Woodson Sara Yontis Stephanie York Matt Young Jessica Zorontonello Brittany Zegers Sarah Zimmersehied anish cartoon ignites Muslim protests Cartoons ore breaking point for conflict 4 Deadly riots broke out all across Europe after a number of European newspapers publisfied a cartoon witli caricatures of Muslim prophet Muhammad. The cartoon was originally published Sept. 30, in a Danish newspaper but was republished in newspapers from Austria, France, Italy, Germany and Spain on Feb. 1. According to CNN, many Muslims were upset with the cartoons because it was against Islamic religion to display images of Muhammad or any other major figures in the Christian or Jewish religion. The Danish newspaper that originally printed the cartoon apologized Jan. 31 but also defended their ability of free speech. The cartoons were composed of 12 caricatures each drown by different cartoonists. One image depicts Muhammad rters of a Pakistani religious group burn a Danish flag to condemn btication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in Denmark and , at a rally in Peshawar, Pakistan Feb. 5. Pakistan ' s foreign ministry ined the envoys of nine Western countries to protest the publication lartoons in European newspapers, the ministry ' s spokeswoman said. {AP ohammad Zubairj shape decorated with the Islamic creed. Muhammad is shown with a stereotypical face of a villain with dork eyebrows, whiskers and an angry expression. According to MSNBC, many rewards were offered for killing the cartoonists including $1 million from the association of the jeweler ' s bazaar, 1 million rupees 1$ 16,700) and 500,000 rupees |$8,350) and a car. Ahmed Abu-Laban, the Muslim cleric who originally began the protest, talked about the cartoons on talkleft.com. " This protest is not about the cartoons, OS offensive as they are, " Abu-Loban said. " The cartoons are merely the final drop that caused the cup to overflow. The Muslim faith has been under attack for years. There has been intense psychological pressure on Muslims. We hove heard Western politicians relate our faith to terrorism, over and over again, and it is too much. This was the response. " Thousands of protestors burned churches, broke into businesses owned by Christians and burned and beat Christian « people. .f According to MSNBC, there were at 1 least 45 deaths worldwide as a result of • the riots. ss Writersj Angela Smith 289 Elizabeth Harashe :)ndon transit attacked ndreds killed in subway bombing rrorist actions shook London Thursday, July 7 on three subway trains blasts occurred. ) morning rush hour. Highly synchronized explosives went off nearly It was reported that th aneously most likely by timing devices. extremist groups who brou ter examining data, electrical equipment and eyewitness statements. Several reports stotec galors said three bombs went off within 50 seconds of one another. location of the bombs. Si e attacks were made during the height of London ' s rush hour and themselves or in the tunnel ost damaging one was on the Picodilly Line train heading to Russell According to London ( e. of the three trains at the tin fficiols did not report a " Code Amber " alert until 25 minutes after the It was reported that the bombs were possibly the result of two Islamic extremist groups who brought central London to a holt. Several reports stated that police weren ' t positive about the exact location of the bombs. Some thought they could have been in the trains of the three trains at the time. Writer j Kelsey Garrison )cism erupts into riots in France :ite of emergency declared as youth vandalize country es, explosions, and other acts of violence swept across France in the fall set jth angered by police crockdowns. jts erupted France in October after two teenagers of African descent were ntolly electrocuted while apparently trying to escape from police. Officials e police were not chasing the boys and did not have port in their death, ■igered youths torched cars, buses, warehouses and a bus depot. The youths apparently angered by a police crackdown on drug trafficking in their Dorhood. the riots entered the second week, it swept through Paris, destroying more 100 vehicles and twcndozen buses. The riots drew attention to simmering discontent among much of France ' s Muslim population. Many of them complained of job discrimination and police harassment. The riots were deemed to be a result of racism by France ' s original immigrants. Most of them settled in the suburbs of Paris and formed large African and Arab communities where unemployment was higher and residents complained of racism and discrimination. Those suburbs were the main location of the riots. The immense destruction caused authorities to declare a state of emergency and impose curfews. One person died and many were injured in the riots. They deteriorated into France ' s worst civil unrest in decades. Writer | Angela Smith Designer | Ashlee Mejia ews Briefs Iran violates treaty - Iran threatened to pull out of the Non-Proliferation Treaty for rfie first time and moved closer to an operation of a facility to enrich uranium, a key component of advanced nuclear weapons. Iran announced that it intended to activate a uranium conversion facility, under International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards. The step had potential to produce uranium hexafluoride gas used in the enrichment process. It was a direct violation of the NPT. " If Iran were found to have on operating centrifuge, it would be a direct violation and is something that would need immediately to be referred to the United Nations Security Council for action, " said Jon Wolfstahl of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Time Magazine. Iron denied U.S. and European claims that it was trying to develop nuclear weapons and maintained that its nuclear program was only for energy production. Writer I Angela Smith N. Korea nuclear threat North Korea threatened it may use nuclear weapons to combat what it described as a hostile threat from the United Stales. After the U.S. accused North Korea of developing a secret, uranium-based nuclear weapons program, tensions escalated between the countries. North Korea restarted a mothballed nuclear power station, threw out inspectors from the United Nation ' s International Atomic Energy Agency and pulled out of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty. The country agreed to participate in six-nation talks to end the nuclear standoff with the U.S., South Korea, China, Japan and Russia. :d the demand that the U.S. sign a non-aggression pact with North Korea, and said it could not dismantle its nuclear deterrent force if the U.S. did not abandon its " hostile policy " toward Pyongyang, North Korea ' s president. Writer I Angela Smith Hamas wins election The first parliamentary election in a decade for Palestinians resulted in a shocking outcome as the ruling party of close to 40 years was overtaken by o new group. The group that has been in power in Palestine, Fatah, was shocked when the opposing political group, Hamas, won the election in a landslide victory Jan. 25. Hamas was considered a terrorist group by the U.S. and part of Hamas ' platform was the destruction of Israel. Hamas won 76 seats of the 132 member legislature, marking dramatic shift in power. The election hod quick implications with Palestine ' s Prime Minister, Ahmed Qorei as well as the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority Cabinet resigning. Writer | Clinton Wiederholt Papal change of leadership John Paul II dies, Benedict XVI elected Millions of people across the world tched their televisions and listened ndication the to their radios in mourning as they gave their final goodbye to Pope John Paul II. After decade of suffering and sickness, the first non-Italian pope in 455 yeaes, John Paul II, died April 2. He served as pontiff for 26 years, the third longest in the papacy. His death III ij I 1 t Pope Benedict XW gestures during the v».. unleashed a worldwide outpouring of J , . . p p , , ,| , grief in the Roman Catholic Church Wednesday Feb. is. (APP ioto p m oLi and beyond. The pope ' s coffin was buried underground in a crypt beneath the vaulted basilica after being encased in a lot three caskets. Police sources estimated 300,000 people in the Vatican area the day of the pc; funeral. It was only a fraction of the millions of people who gathered under the pC; window in his final days. Five kings, six queens, and at least 70 presidents and p " ministers attended the Mass. The Roman Catholic Church observed a nine-day period of mourning slartinc day of the pope ' s funeral before opening the election of a new one. Finally, on : 19, Cardinal Joseph Rotzinger was elected pope. White smoke rose from the Sistine Chapel chimney to give the indication tho cardinals hod chosen a new pope. The crowd waved and cheered as the if floated out over Vatican City. In addition to being the archbishop of Munich, Germany, Rotzinger was John : ll ' s chief theological advisor for 20 years. As the pope, he led 1.1 billion Re Catholics worldwide. Writer | Angela Smith Designer | Brent Chapp : Earthquake shakes Asia Pakistan at center of destruction On October 8, a massive earthquake struck Pakistan, India and Afghanistan, most severe damage was near the earthquake ' s epicenter which was opproximolel; miles north-northeast of Pakistan ' s capital, Islamabad. An estimated 3 million people : homeless and 73,276 hod been reported dead. The United States Geological Survey measured the earthquake ' s magnitude at 7. the Richter scale followed by a 4.6 magnitude aftershock. But the earthquake its sell not the only factor in the rising death pole. Twenty-four survivors died of tetanus and ; patients were infected. Relief camps were set up in the neighboring area of Gilgit where people had ' living in tents, however millions of homeless attempted to survive in the winter months m the temperature dropped as low as 23 degrees. International donors pledged over $5.4 billion in order to help Pakistan recover r the earthquakes, but they were still in need of additional donations. University Assistant Health Director Virginia Murr clarified the living conditions. " Long term issues include the public health issues including absence of clean w supply, inadequate food supply, and inability to provide for basic human needs, " i said. " Additionally, diseases from poor sanitary conditions become a major concern Writer I Moaqie Lorf addam trial starts jssein creates conflict jnily under Iraqi Special Tribunal. ussein faced allegations involving human rights es in Iraq, in parliculor the torture and executions H !■ ook place in Dujail in 1982. 1 the first trial, Hussein appeared confident ond defiant i ghoul the 46 minute hearing. He questioned the Tiocy of the tribunal set up to try him. He called the a " ploy aimed at Bush ' s chances of winning the U.S. dential elections. " He insisted, " Bush is the real criminal " stated he was still the president of the republic. 1 his pre-trial appearance, Hussein appeared defiant i (ejected the tribunal ' s legitimacy and independence the control of foreign occupation. I do not respond to this so-called court, with all due ;ct to its people, and I retain my constitutional right as ™° " ' ' " ' I ' ' ° " ' ' ' , trial s opening, at the itesident of Iraq, " Hussein said in his trial. " Neither do Hussein and seven oi agnize the body that has designated and authorized " ' " s of D " i»ii " ortf nor the aggression because all that has been built lise basis is false. " Hussein, defended by Ramsey Clark, had seven co-defendants that included Those in the courtroom observe a moment of silence in memory of the two defense lawyers assassinated since the trial ' s opening, at their trial held under tig ht security in Baghdad ' s heavily fortified Green Zone in Iraq Nov. 28. Saddam Hussein and seven others face charges that they ordered the killing in 1982 of nearly 150 people in the mainly Shiite village of Dujail north of Baghdad after a failed attempt on the former dictator ' s life. (AP Photo Ben Curtis. Pool) Several defendants claimed the American forces that held them tortured ;m. Human rights observers and the defense counsel for Hussein also claimed an Ibrahim ol-Tikriti, his half-brother and former chief of intelligence and ' hat the defendants ' human rights have been trampled to such an extent that a Yassin Ramadan, former Iraqi Vice President, among others. All seven co- idanls pleaded not guilty. fair trial was no longer possible in Iraq. Some international observers accused the special Iraqi Court itself of being illegal because it was the result of the nee the trial ' s beginning in October, the former dictator and his co-defendant United States-led invasion of Iraq. Hussein faced the death penalty if he was convicted. The court, which Durned many times throughout the trial, sat for only 1 1 days in the first four }rother have denounced the American-backed tribunal as " the daughter of Hussein faced the death penalty if he was cor lore, ' hurled abuse at the judges, staged walk-outs, railed against Iraq ' s adjourned many times throughout the trial, sat for on potion by " foreign invaders, " demanded repeated adjournments and months of the case, ited a hunger strike because of " bad treatment " from the U.S. leaders. vian flu sparks global concern aders try to contain virus ' nese quarantine department worker vaccinates pigeons against bird flu in a : plaza in Beijing, Saturday, Nov. 26. Shanghai began screening international gers for fevers or other symptoms of bird flu. as World Health Organization u began investigating two deaths from the disease among farmers in eastern ■ (Af Phoio EyePreis) Grilled, roasted, boiled, baked or fried were words the majority of college students associated with poultry. Although students often viewed these birds as completely harmless, countries across seas dealt with the dangers of a serious pandemic, avion influenza, better known as bird flu. Bird flu was an infectious disease caused by a strain of the common influenza humans struggled with during the seasons. Thousands of birds throughout Southeast Asia and Europe were confirmed to hove suddenly and unexploinobly died from the H5 bird flu virus. Nations came together in order to develop a list of precautions incase a strain developed that mutated from birds to humans. The H5 strain was the strain many were concerned about. This strain could mutate throughout species, especially to those in poor countries whom have doily contact with infected birds. The strain was on issue, killing millions of animals and 120 people in Asia in 1997 Not only did Asia and Europe react, the United States helped other countries that experienced drastic economic loss. Maryville did its port by continuously updating the town and the campus on precautionary measures. " There are not exact precautions per se other than those people should take daily to protect their immune system from viruses. For example, a well-balanced diet, exercise, rest, and stress management, " Assistant Health Director Virginia Murr said. Murr stated the importance of students informing themselves of the disease by means of internet sites, especially the Centers for Disease Control Web site. The University Health Center received updates from local health departments, read current literature, and constantly checked the CDC Web site. " Education is a good precaution. It ' s important to know about the transmission of diseases and staying abreast of any notifications, " Murr said. Writer I Kari Rule Flood water covers a deserted Flood Street in New Orleans, Sept. 23. Hurricane Rita had Residents wort to be evacuated outside the convention center in New Orleans. Police re-e r pushed water into neighborhoods that had just dried out from the flooding done by hurricane ined earlier reports of rape, beatings and murders of evacuees in the Superdome and coi Katrina. fAP Photo LM Otero; tio " center, but found many of them had little or no basis in fact. (AP Photo DoWdJ. Phillip. File) Hurricanes sweep southern states Katrina and Rita test relief efforts uisiana, Alabama and irough, washing away ncluding the Louisiana rating conditions, fuae at the Louisiana After natural disasters washed away homes and memories, survivors treaded through murky waters to get to safety. As the south recovered from hurricanes in 2004, two more hit the Gulf Coast in August 2005 creating additional damage. On Aug. 29 Hurricane Katrina hit the coasts of Louisiana, Alabama and Florida. A couple weeks later, hlurricone Rita swept through, washing away parts of Texas and Louisiana. People were urged to evacuate to city shelters, including the Louisiana Superdome and the Houston Astrodome due to deteriorating conditions. The 12,000 to 15,000 people who sought refuge at the Louisiana Superdome were frustrated due to the toilets overflowed and the scorching 90 degree temperatures were almost unbearable because the building had no air conditioning. Several days after Katrina hit, a portion of New Orleans ' s walls hod washed away and almost every downtown building had extensive damage on its first level. Officials said streets and homes were flooded for nearly six miles inland. The national hurricane center said Rita hit as a Category 3 hurricane, while it was reported as a Category 5 in the Gulf of Mexico. Even though Rita was a Category 3 hurricane, Katrina hit hardest and the most costly. Katrina was one of the most costly hurricanes on record in the U.S., according to the center. It caused more than $100 billion dollars in damage. CNN also reported that gas prices were also significantly affected by the hurricanes, raising the prices nearly three cents to $2.84 per gallon nationwide. As gas prices were on the rise, people hod limited transportation making it more difficult to escape the rising waters. The death toll reportedly topped 1,300 people, most of whom were from Louisiana and hundreds of thousands of people were forced to evacuate their homes. Looting also became a problem because of the lack of food, water i supplies to stay alive. National Guard troops and SWAT teams were se i control the large number of looters in order to restore the community. Another thing that received attention after the hurricanes hit was levee system in New Orleans. According to CNN, engineers said thoh infrastructure needed to be looked at after the disaster. The system hod been in place since the city ' s settlement in the l C and hadn ' t changed dramatically since then. The Bush administration received a lot of flock for their slov respi to the disaster. CNN said nearly six months after the hurricanes hit the coast, a V House report said that the reasons for the slow response to the afterma the hurricanes was because of inexperienced disaster response manar lack of planning, discipline and leadership skills. According to MSNBC, there were also reports congressional investigc and that the Federal Emergency Management Agency Director, Mic: Brown handed over his duties to the Coast Guard because of slow resp rates. According to the Marietta Times newspaper, in Marietta, Ohio, the- Cross received donations upwards of $2 billion for hurricane relief, B ' end of 2005, they had spent nearly 84 percent of the money. More than enough funds were donated to the American Red Cro: they told people to give their money to other organizations doing raising. Student Kevin McAdam was shocked how much destruction ,i devestation Katrina and Rita caused to the city of New Orleans. " I was in shock from the destruction of everything and a how whole cil ' be debilitated, " McAdam said. " It was the most devestating thing the U States has seen in terms of natural disasters, at least in my time. " Writer | Kelsey Garrison Designer | Brent Chappf atriot Act Extended tizens right to privacy under scrutiny :nacted a few weeks after terrorist attacks of September 2001 tfie Patriot Act enabled ernment surveillance and ' .equent prosecution of suspected nists witfiin the United Stales, ' revisions of tfie law were caugfit jliticai red tape before its renewal le December. .awmokers faced on intense ate of balancing privacy and Dnol security. However, in March the bill gg sed through Congress after the ' ise approved the bill as amended he Senate. President Bush planned on signing Dill before the previous act expired tch 10. Opposition to the Patriot Act often iplained of its infringement of ts by the invasion of privacy. Student Kyle Greenlee questioned ' ' °™« ' ' U-S- Attorney General John Ashcroft talks about the Pa- J triot Act as he answers questions from the media before giving a logical tongibilit of the Patriot lecture at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., Monday, Feb. affecting the normal everyday " -fAPPdo.o johnRusseHj ion. If you aren ' t doing anything wrong, you don ' t need to worry, " Greenlee said. Greenlee showed his support by emphasizing what could hove happened without the :)llation of the Patriot Act. I believe the Patriot Act is only a problem to those to could be a problem to the United es, " Greenlee said. " I don ' t see a thing wrong with preventing another 9 11, do you? Ask rself, ' How has the Patriot Act affected me? ' because chances are, it hasn ' t. " Writer j Brittany Zegers WntliiTim Wi Watergate informant releases identity n the summer of 2005, former top official ' •e FBI William Mark Felt, Sr., announced he was the legendary Deep Throat. h the early 1970s, on anonymous person ;oled President Richard Nixon ' s admin- ition hod participated in the Watergate indol. For over 30 years, the knowledge eep Throat ' s identity was kept tightly un- ' ops. The only people who knew Deep Throat ' s rtity were Washington Post reporters. Bob jodward and Carl Bernstein. Woodward and Bernstein covered the iiergote scandal for two years in the Post 1 their articles served as one of the major ' ces that answered questions about Nixon ' s ■ninistration. Many people were suspected of being ep Throat, including news anchor Dione •vyer and CIA director of the time, William Colby. Woodward denied the roles of Sawyer and Colby, along with four other candidates who had no involvement in playing the role of Deep Throat. On May 31, 2005, Felt revealed to Vanit Fair magazine that he was in fact Deep Throat, 33 years to the month that Woodward first published information regarding Watergate. Following through on an agreement not to reveal Felt ' s identity until his death or consent. Woodward and Bernstein confirmed that Felt was, in fact. Deep Throat on the same day. In July 2005, Woodward published ' The Secret Man, ' revealing mysteries that perplexed the nation in the early 1970s . Despite speculation. Felt and his pseudonym (named after the popular pornographic film of the lime) ore one of the best kept secrets of the 20 " Century. Writer I Cossie FHunter News Briefs Missing in Aruba Natolee Hollowoy was a high school graduate from Birmingham, Ala. In May, she accompanied 124 of her graduating classmates and seven choperones on an unofficial senior trip to Aruba. FHolloway was lost seen leaving Carlos ' n Charlie ' s, a common tourist bar and grill. She left the bar early in the morning with three men, Joran van der Sloot, Satish Kalpoe and Deepak Kolpoe. On May 30, Natalee Hollowoy missed her flight and didn ' t return home. Shortly after the missed flight, Notolee ' s mother and stepfather flew in o private jet to Aruba, where they headed directly for the police station. A lengthy investigation led to several arrests, but the iijpects were released from jail. The cose remained .jM ' yjIved. Writer | Jenny Francka Peter Jennings dies Prominently known for his anchor position on ABC ' s World News Tonight, ' Peter Jennings, 67, died Aug. 7 a! his home in New York City after battling lung cancer. In an announcement to his staff on ABC, News President David Westin remembered Jennings ' work ethic. " He gave us energy, a love for what we did because he had so much love for the news and reporting the news, " Westin said. In 1983, Jennings was named senior editor and anchor of ' World News Tonight ' and after over 20 years in the position, Jennings won numerous awards ncluding 16 Emmys. Writer | Brittany Zegers Reporter arrested A New York Times reporter was lailed in July tor refusing to identif a confidential source to o grand jury investigating a leak of a CIA operative ' s identit . Reporter Judith Miller, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, was held in contempt of court and spent 12 weeks in jail. According to o subpoena. Miller met with on unnamed government official two days after former ambassador Joseph Wilson published on article in the Times criticizing the Bush administration for " twisting " intelligence to justify war in Iraq. Miller said she could not break her word to stay out of jail. " I do not take our freedom for granted. I never hove and I never will, " she said. " If the military con do their job in Iraq, sure I con face prison to defend a free press. " Miller ' s source, Lewis Libby Vice President Dick Cheney ' s chief of staff, later gave her permission to testify. In November, Miller resigned from The Times after her editor. Bill Keller, questioned her involvement in a " whispering campaign " against Wilson. Writer | Angela Smith 292 293 News Briefs Right-to-die battle Not able to swallow food or to communicole with those in the room, she laid in a vegetative state on artificial respiration as her Terri Schiovo spent 13 years of her life living off of artificial respiration and o feeding tube. She suffered brain damage in 1990 following a heart attack that was caused by potassium deficiency. The brain damage caused her to be in what Florida courts deemed a " persistent vegetative stale. " Her husband, Michael Schiavo, fought to have the tubes removed and to let her die naturally while her parents begged to keep her olive. Terri Schiavo was the centerpiece of a noti ' nnl rintiUn-rl; hnttlf At 41 years old and over 13 years omki nuvmy me iieun uiiuu , Terri Schiavo died nearly two weeks after doctors removed the feeding tube that kept her olive. Writer I Angela Smith NY Transit Strike New York City came to a stand still for three days when 34,000 transit workers protested after contract negotiations over wages, heath care and pensions failed. Commencing around 3 a.m. Dec. 20, oil New York City Transit- maintained subway and bus service operations ceased. The seven million workers who relied on the subway or bus were forced to find alternate modes of transportation. Judge Theodore Jones deemed the strike illegal and ordered the Transportation Workers Union to pay a $1 million-per-doy fine. On Dec. 22, the Transit Workers Union instructed its members to return to work. Five days later, NYC Transit and the TWU entered into an agreement. This was the first major transit strike since 1 990 which cost New York City billions of dollars in the 1 1 -day walkout. Writer | Brittany Zegers Oregon law upheld In January, the Supreme Court upheld the Oregon state law that supported assisted suicide for terminally ill patients. Justices voted 6-3 to back the low that helped at least 208 patients die with the assistance of doctors. Under the law, patients must be in the final six months of terminal illness, be found mentally competent and moke two oral and one written requests to die. They must also have two doctors confirm diagnosis and the lethal prescription of drugs must be pr administered by the patient. The law rejected the Bush administration ' s attempt to punish doctors who assist the patients. Congress planed to consider ■A legislation that would limit the power of the state to create such laws . Thp filling allowed other states to uphold similar lows. Writers | Angela Smith and Brittany Zegers h i ' .-Cio. A Nov. S, 2002 file photo provided by the White House, Feb. 14, shows Vice President Dick Cheney hun g quail in Gettysburg, S.D. (AP Photo David Bohrer. White House) Vice President misses target Cheney shoots hunting partner His finger pulled the trigger and he " It ' s important always to work to mie watched, almost in slow motion, as the sure you get information out like ihis ' - bullet whizzed past the intended target quickly as possible, but it ' s also imporlr and slammed into his partner. to moke sure that the first priority is focuic While hunting. Vice President Dick where it should be, and that is making se Cheney accidentally shot his partner in the that Mr. Whittington has the core that,6 face while aiming to shoot a quail. Cheney needs, " McClellon said, said he saw Harry Whittington fall to the One pellet of the shot traveled c ground after being shot. Cheney was using Whittington ' s heart and was either touchc a 28-gauge shotgun. He described it as or embedded in the heart muscle near t being one of the worst days of his life. top chambers. " The image of him falling is something The inflammation caused from t I ' ll never be able to get out of my mind, " pellet caused what doctors called a " si i Cheney said in a Fox interview. " I fired, heart attack. " It also gave Whittington, r and there ' s Horry falling. It was, I ' d hove irregular heartbeat, to say, one of the worst days of my life ot He was moved to intensive care (t that moment. The incident wasn ' t released to the public until 24 hours after it had occurred. Press Secretary Scott McClellon said in the Los Angeles Times that the White House did not disclose information because they were more concerned with the health of pellet caused what doctors called a sr ' heart attack. " It also gave Whittington, irregular heartbeat. He was moved to intensive care (( ordered to stay in Corpus Christi, Texa monitor his condition. i In an interview with Fox ' s Brit Hu; Cheney told him he hod a beer with luij but no drinking wos involving while hunti Cheney was cited for not havinc proper hunting license. the public. Uesianer Ashie eLay steps down )litician ' s ethics questioned 3m Delay was accused o( criminally conspiring with two political associates ect illegal corporate conlribulions in 2002 stale elections that helped the blican Party gain control of the U.S. House of Representatives and Texas oture. lelay, who served as a Majority Leader in the U.S. House since 2002 was idicted on Sept. 28 by the Travis County, Texas, grand jury. he accusations forced Delay to step aside according to predetermined House rules. think that it is a horrible thing when politicians are dirty, " Brittany Kerckhoff That ' s why people do not always trust the government. " lelay denounced the charges as baseless and false. , have the facts, the law and the truth on my side, " Delay said, reading from lament, before declining to answer questions. lelay also faced an inquiry by the ethics committee into a series of foreign he took that were initially paid for by lobbyists. | he Director of Public Justice, Craig McDonald said in a news release, luslice system must punish those who criminally conspire to undermine icracy no matter how powerful they may be. " Former House Moje W.«e.|KylieGuie, Sl jS™ ' . " fest Virginia mines cave ining industry reviews safety procedures Former House Majority Leader, Rep. Tom Delay, R-Texat, listens to Homeland Security Sec- retary Michael Chertoff at the House Appropriations Committee Feb. 15, on Capitol Hill. (Af Photo Lauren Victoria Burke) he second biggest mining accident since 1968, the West Virginia Sogc ? explosion happened on Jan. 2. There were 13 miners involved, 12 o Ti lost their lives. amilies of the victims gathered in the Sago ' " (St Church after they heord their family members ■ missing down in the rubble. hey were told that the men were trapped 260 below the surface, where officials had later " . i toxic amounts of carbon monoxide. It had , )dy token 40 hours to pull out the only survivor, lalMcCloy,Jr. AcOoy found alive wos considered a miracle being trapped in the mine for 42 hours. Family bers of McCloy said he hod written a goodbye .. . ' to them, like many other miners that died had ? in their lost couple hours. McCloy survived, itill suffered from kidney, liver, heart and brain ater in the evening, the International Coal jp proudly announced that the 12 victims, ei unaccounted for, had been found. News !ied bock to the church which followed with s of celebration. jhorlly thereafter, it was announced to those ered at the church service that the ICG hod " misinformed. vlter entrapment for 41 hours and attempts to ipe by roilcor and by foot, the 12 remaining " s were actually found dead in the Sago mine. 11 , „ . ... „ 294 called a miscommunication. 295 The rescue effort proved to be very complex, having to travel between _ _ many rescue crews and several levels of administrative .j -■ companies before making it to worried families. In the end, -W . 1 the miners who perished, most of them middle-aged, were ' - • J " likely exposed to carbon monoxide for too long. ■ After the 12 deaths and much controversy over going bock into the mine, investigators finally re-entered on Jan. ' 21. The ICG expected it to be another week before the iillL investigators could get down to the deepest port of the . , rubble where the explosion happened and why. Power in the mines was disconnected the first week of January and a special team of workers began to restart water pumps and repair ventilation systems. Apparently there were also repairs needed the year ' ' before the explosion took place. In 2004, the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration found 200 violations against the Sago mine. Forty-six citations were issued and 18 of those were considered " serious and substantial. " Student Matt Groves said, " Unless they con guarantee the safety of the miners, especially those who go bock into the Sago mine, I don ' t think the mine should be entered W M: ered at the church service that the ICG hod tor details search efforts for two coal miners that To prevent injuries and or deaths of diggers. West ' misinformed " ™ " ' " « following a beitiine (ire at the Alma No. Virginia stote lawmakers passed Gov. Manchin ' s proposals 1 Mine, in Melville, W.Va. Conaway announced Feb. £ j r »;ter entrapment for 41 hours and attempts to 7, that he would resign as soon as Gov. joe Manchin to track miners underground better, find taster emergency pe by roilcor and by foot, the 12 remaining named a replacement, (ap Phow sob Bird) responses and provide more oxygen for trapped miners, ■s were actually found dead in the Sago mine. " I think West Virginia ' s governor did a good thing can ' t believe that anyone would give out such important information proposing new laws, " Groves said. " Hopefully the miners are a little more jt the miners ' lives when they ' re not even 100 percent sure their information comfortable and don ' t feel as if they ' re risking their life every day on the e. ' student Richard McCaulley said. job. " omily members and friends were furious over what government officials Writers jjenny Froncko and Angela Smith America mourns Civil rights icons die Tlie past year brought the deaths of two courageous, influential women-Rosa Porks and Coretta Scott King. Rosa Parks, known as the mother of the civil rights movement, was born on Feb. 4, 1913. As Parks grew older, she became involved in the voter registration movement and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Parks was known for the bus boycott in 1955, when she refused to give up her bus seat in the front of the black section. Porks was arrested and fined $14 four days later. " Porks had already given in to some segregation by sitting in the block section of the bus. Making her move from that section for a white man was not-right, " student Keshia Kraft said. Protesting Parks ' arrest, African-Americans boycotted public transportation for 381 days. The boycott ended in 1956 with a ruling that the segregated buses were unconstitutional. After a long life of fighting for civil rights. Porks, 92, died on Oct. 25, of unknown causes. Coretta Scott King ponders a reporter ' s question in front of a painting of Iner late husband, civil-ili Another Stronq leader throughout the civil rights battle was leader Martin Luther King, jr., in this Jan. 14, 2003 file photo in Atlanta. Coretta Scott King, who tun J , r I I 1 I I ' fe shattered by her husband ' s assassination into one devoted to enshrining his legacy of human right i Coretta Scott King, widow of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. equality, (ap Photo john Bazemore) After her husband ' s death. King urged politicians to moke her husband ' s birthday a national holiday. nghts, such as the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act. " I don ' t think King should have had to push for her husband ' s birthday to King was partially paralyzed after a stroke and heart attack in Au become a national holiday. It shouldn ' t have even been questioned, " Kraft Because of King ' s body paralysis, her respiratory system failed and King ' jgid. died Jan, 30. Years earlier, she founded the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent " Maybe these two deaths will increase everyone ' s appreciation for r Social Change, used to battle problems such as unemployment, racism, and rights and appreciation for what these two women did throughout their li ■ hunqer Parks was also o stronq representative of movements throughout civil Kraft said. a r Writer I Jenny Fro 1 Suspected terrorists monitored i ■■ ' ? M Legality of eavesdropping questioned Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales takes questions during an inter- view with The Associated Press in the Justice Department conference room. Gonzales defended the Bush administration ' s warrantless eavesdropping program to skeptical lawmakers in both parties. (AP Photo ]. Scott Applewhite) In December, The New York Times iush had authorized a warrantless eavesdropping program after the terrorist attacks of September 1 1. Supervised by the Nationol Security Agency, the program authorized the monitoring ot international e-maiis ana phone colls of suspected terrorists inside the United States. Opposition to the wiretapping program stated that Bush exceeded the confines of his presidential duties. They also said that the eavesdropping was illegal on the grounds that it was against constitution and civil liberties because a warrant was not issued. In defense of the issue. Bush stated in a a possible terror attack and the slow pr( of gaining a warrant, the monitoring " If they are making a phone col United States, it seems like to me we ' know why, " Bush said. Student Sara Chamberlain so legality of wiretapping dependei amount of the evidence and the w intrmgement on civil liDerties. " You should have the same suspicii you would if you hove a search and se because I think wiretapping is a sec o reasonable suspicion. " Writer I Brittany Zi Designer I Brent Chapp ustices swom-in lito and Roberts fill open sects Two new Supreme Court Justices were sworn the bench replacing Justice Sandra Day Connor and Chief Justice William Rehnquist. After much debate and argument by the inocrats, John G. Roberts Jr. was sworn in as j 17lh chief justice of the United States ofter ning Senate approval of 78-22. Roberts thanked President George W. Bush •1 said he would do the best job he could ,sibly do. Ill try to ensure, in the discharge of lesponsibilities, that, with the help of my leagues, I can pass on to my children ' s leration a charter of self government as strong i vibrant as the one that Chief Justice Rehnquist sed on to us, " Roberts said. Roberts replaced Rehnquist after his death in jiember. Prior to the Supreme Court, Roberts s a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the tnct of Columbia Circuit. Samuel Alito Jr. was also sworn onto the I- . reme Court bench as the 110 justice after ming confirmation in a partisan battle over future direction of the high court. The Senate ed 58-42 to confirm Alito as the replacement retired O ' Connor, who was the moderate rg vote on the court. Roberts, who administered the constitutional i judicial oaths, in a private ceremony ot court, swore in Alito. Alito hod previously Supreme Court Jmtiee Samuel Alito, left, is escorted by , r I I 1 ■ I I - I Chief Justice John Roberts, right, as they step outside for pho- ved OS a federal appeals |udge, having been Mowing an investiture ceremony with colleagues on the ifirimed by the Senate on the 3 ' U.S. Circuit of high court. Both men were selected by President George W. Deals in Philadelphia. B " ' " - f ' ' " ' " ' " ■ ' " " ' pp ' - " ' " ' Writer I An gela Smith ieneral Motors calls for job cuts lans call for closing of nine plants : General Motors Corp. announced Nov. 21, that it ) cut more than a quarter of its manufacturing jobs North America, due to declining sales and rising 3ith care costs. The vehicle manufacturer plonned to close 12 embly plants by 2008 and the United Auto Workers ed the plan " devastating " . , GM will slosh 30,000 jobs and close nine embly, stamping and powertrain plants. GM ' s U.S. ' ket share fell to 26.2 percent in the first 10 months 2005, resulting in a $4 billion loss. Maryville GM Dealership owner David Boyles d he has not yet seen an impoct in available cles. , Some of the plant closings are over a three to five pr period, " Boyles said. " GM sets a certain sticker ■:e for each vehicle and that cost has decreased •get rid of the market-up structure so dealers can ' t 3rge too much over the sticker price. " Boyles said closing the plants all relate back to fuel prices. " Our SUV and full-size truck business has suffered, " Boyles said. " Most of our new trucks and SUVs burn on flex fuel to save the customer money. We really don ' t know what will happen to our Maryville business, we just have to wait. " GM has no plans to eliminate any of its eight brands, but are closing plants that ore not well equipped and running on overcapacity of products in the market. Chevrolet Aveo owner Joshua McCoy said he was happy he purchased his cor before this mess begon. " I believe I ' m lucky to have bought my cor before this happened, " McCoy said. " If I were to go out and buy a cor after GM ' s breaking news, I would really bi leery about purchasing one of their models because I don ' t want to be ripped off. " Writer | Kyle Martin News Briefs Rehnquist dies Chief Justice William Rehnquist died from thyroid cancer at 80-years-old. According to CNN, Rehnquist was diagnosed in October 2004, and his office failed to mention the seriousness of his condition. Rehnquist continued to work from home lor several months and missed oral arguments in many coses. Shortly after leaving the hospital in July following a treatment for a fever, Rehnquist made o public statement soying he would not retire. As time continued and his condition weakened, Rehnquist died with his three children surrounding him. Professor of Communication, Theatre and Languages Theo Ross, soid Rehnquist wos unique. " Certainly the stripes he added to the chief justice ' s robes made him appear one-of-a-kind, " Ross said. " He influenced the direction of the court for many years, but only time wi ll tell his true and complete legacy. " Writer I Kyle Martin Justice O ' Connor steps down The first womon to ever serve on the Supreme Court, Sandra Day O ' Connor, handed in her resignation July 1. O ' Connor wrote a one-paragraph resignation letter to President George W. Bush. She indicated that she would step down as a Supreme Court Justice as soon as a successor was appointed. O ' Connor was appointed by former President Ronald Reagan on September 25, 1981. Her vacancy was the first on the Supreme Court in 1 1 yeors. O ' Connor ' s voting in Supreme Court decisions has been labeled moderate conservative. She has been considered an important swing vote in several monumental coses in her tenure. She voted in the majority on such 5-4 Supreme Court rulings as the disputed 2000 presidential election and several abortion related coses. She cited that she resigned so she could spend more time with her family. Writer | Clint Wiederholt 00 E 296 297 r- i r-ij c=. s Cold medallist Seth Wescott of the USA and silver medalist Radoslav Zidek of Slovakia speed downhill in the final of the Snowboard Cross competition at the Turin 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Bardonecchia, Italy. Paul-Henri Delerue of France took a bronze medal. (AP Photo Lionel Cironneau) Winter games return Italy hosts 20th Olympiad Winter Olympians continued to set records and moke history in Turin, Italy. The 2006 Winter Olympics began on Feb. 10 and continued through closing ceremonies held on Feb. 26. The Olympics began with veteran, Michelle Kwan, stepping down due to on injury. Despite being first in the medal standings after the short program American Sasha Cohen look silver in women ' s figure skating after falling twice in the long program. American pair skaters Rena Inoue and John Baldwin mode history by completing a thrown triple axel in short program competition. Veteran Olympic skier Bode Miller failed to win a medal. Expected to continue his success, American speed skater, Apollo Anton Ohno, came away with two medals, a gold in the 500m and a bronze in the 5000m. Colifornian Julio Macuso, 21, won the first Olympic alpine gold medal since Picobo Street in the ' 98 Nagano Gomes. Second- time Olympian Jeret Peterson became the first person to complete a " hurricane " in the aeriol competition for ski jumping. The " hurricane " was an altered version of a stunt preformed in 2002. Shoni Davis became the first African-American in history to win an individual gold medal for the United States. Student Phil Meyer said he thought there was a lot of coverage on certain athletes that may hove caused them to falter during the games. However, he thought people could see their favorite sport at some point. " I watched a lot more curling, " Meyer said. " It was good to experience a new sport that often doesn ' t get o lot of coverage. It was neat to see and how accurate they hod to be. " The top five medalists were, Germany 29, U.S. 25, Canada 24, Austria 23 and Russia 22. Writer | Kelsey Garrison Detroit ' s extra large party Steelers win Superbowl XL, 21-10 The Pittsburgh Steelers finally got one for the thumb Feb. 5 when they defeated the Seattle Seohowks in Detroit to win their fifth Super Bowl ring. It took the Steelers 26 years, but they came back to shine for Super Bowl XL. It was the first NFL championship for coach Bill Cowher in his 15th year as the Steelers ' leader, and the first for Jerome Bettis in the last gome o f his 13-year pro career. Maryville resident Ashley Joslin said she was rooting for the Steelers the whole time. " I ' m thrilled the Steelers won, " Joslin said. " I was cheering them on the whole season, and they finally mode it and achieved their goal, the Lombardi Trophy. " The fifth ring didn ' t come easy due to o Pittsburgh Steelers ' Jerome Betti slow first half with the Steelers ahead 7-3, " ' " « Ward celebrate after the Steel. , I I I-, n I I 1 ' 1 I over the Seattle Seahawks in the Super and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger s 1 -yard tall game Feb. s, in Detroit. Ward wa. keeper that barely broke the goal-line plane, valuable player of the game, (ap photo o Not everyone watched the Super Bowl for the gome; Senior Alexis hlejna watched it to review commercials. " I hod my production staff watch the Super Bowl so we could get ideas for co KNWT, " hlejna said. " My boyfriend and I went to this huge party and I was the who wasn ' t paying any real attention to the game. " An estimated 90.7 million oeople watched the Steelers beat the Seahawks, l f s c . An estimated 90. million people watctied trie bteelers beat trie beatiawks, molding ili ' lowl since 1996. The game wasn ' t decided until the final five minutes, w helped keep people glued to their TV screens. " It was really a great game and I ' m very proud of all the Steelers ' hard work and e(tl Joslin said. " It takes dedication to moke it as far as the Super Bowl. " Writer I Kyle Mortin Designer | Paulo Elc " Back to the south side White Sox win series after long drought The trip for the Chicago White Sox and the was lona awaited. me oox woiieo oo years lo gei uuci lu ii sweep by winning four gomes. The Sox displaved their skills during in the orld beries trie season winning gomes and not losing a single gome postseason. Student Anthony FHile was impressed with both teams ' postseasons. " It was shocking the way they [White Sox] beat the Red Sox, the defending champions in three games and it showed they were for real, " FHile said. " The Astros had been in lost place most of the season and they beat the Braves in the first round, who hod had a good season and beat the Cardinals in six gomes. " | According to MLB.com, the team ' s only wish was that they would hove obtained ' any of their postseason championships in Chicago. All of them come in other cities including the World Series held in FHouston. FHile was rooting for the Astros to win, but he thought it was cool to see how the White Sox pulled through in each gome. " It wos only a four-game series and each game could hove gone either way and the teams were pretty well matched up, " FHile said. " It just happened thai the White Sox come out on all four games. " Writer | Kelsey Garrison t was cool to see i ance rides again mstrong retires after seventh win lie yellow jersey is not a normal jersey with a ler on the bock. It is worn by the overall leader bicycling race, allowing everyone to identify irinner. ance Armstrong mode history again in 2005 the yellow jersey-o symbol of his seventh Tour lance win, Armstrong was known for more than ing seven cycling tours. Even those of us who don ' t know anything jt cycling know how great of on achievement .Irong ' s final lour was, as well as the other ones, " student Amanda Wilson said. His achievements intensified because of Armstrong ' s diagnosis with testicular cancer in 1996. Armstrong ' s fans believed he would never ride again. To the world ' s surprise, Armstrong won his first yellov jersey the summer of 1999, after battling cancer. At the age of 27, not only had the young man won the Tour de France six times, he had overcome cancer that was assumed would keep him from riding. Every lour Armstrong won proved to be incredible, but in 2005, his race was even more special. Armstrong retired in 2005 as the best cyclist. The lost 30 miles of the Tour de France 2005 were cancelled because the pavement became slick from the weother, but no one doubted Armstrong ' s lead in the race. He was declared the winner with 30 mile s subtracted from the race. With the win came retirement. As a farewell, Armstrong spoke to his devout fans, bearing his final yellow jersey. Writer IJenny Francka ryant scores big ikers star tops game witfi 81 points lupting from the basketball court floor, Kobe nl released the ball from his hand. He watched Dusly OS the boll easily glided through the hoop g him o gome total of 81 points. t the age of 27, Bryont put up the second- est total in NBA history when his team, the Los sles Lakers, took on the Toronto Raptors. Only Wilt mberloin was above Bryant with 100 points that ;t back in 1962. iryani beat Michael Jordan ' s record of 69 points :me. He played nearly 42 minutes of the game mg 55 points in the second half. He hod 66 shots, leld-goal attempts and 20 free-throvv ' attempts. Of 5, 28 found the net. Seven were three-pointers. lota! raised Bryant ' s scoring average to an NBA- ng 35.9 points in the season, fyont said the buzz surrounding the event was ' ng, but it was also embarrassing. " The concept is not about going out there and putting on a show or going out there and scoring points, " he said on FOX Sports. " It ' s to win games. " Bryant continued by saying he would rather score 25 points, hove 10 assists and see the whole team in o rhythm than to have all the glory on him. Bryant also commented on Chamberlain ' s 100-point feat. " I don ' teven think about it, " he said. " That ' s unthinkable. It was doni Student Brad Whifsell said it would be hard to compare Bryant to his favorite player, Michael Jordon, but it was safe to soy that Bryant could be up to par with Jordan ' s level. " It was all over ESPN. Kobe Bryant is amazing, " Whitsell said. " Anyone that can score 81 points in one gome is awesome. If you con score that much in a Writer I Angela Smith Los Angeles Lakers ' Kobe Bryant shoots a free throw during the second half of the Lakers ' 114-110 loss to the Atlanta Hawks in an NBA basketball game Feb. 15, in Los Angeles. Bryant was 4-of-10 from the line. (AP Photo Mork J. Terrill) Gretzky gambles Former hockey star entangled in betting scandal !nix Coyotes cooch Wayne Gretzky checks the lead scoreboard while coaching Feb. 9. Gretzky ecorded on a wiretap talking to the alleged finan- sr a gambling ring, discussing how Gretzky ' s wife i avoid being implicated. iAP Photo Paul Connors) Hockey Hall of Fame star Wayne Gretzky and his wife were caught up in a multimillion-dollar gambling operation run by Gretzky ' s friend Rick Tocchet. State wiretaps caught Gretzky discussing gambling operations with Tocchet. It showed no evidence of him placing bets, but did show thot he knew about the gambling ring. His wife, Janet Jones, was among the gamblers who placed more than $ 1 .7 million in wagers. She put down $500,000 on gomes in a six-week period, including $75,000 on the Super Bowl. The ring was ran by Tocchet, which is on assistant coach to Gretzky for the Phoenix Coyotes, along with two other men. During a news conference, Gretzky said he hod no knowledge of any gambling allegations until Tocchet called him. " The reality is, I ' m not involved, I wasn ' t involved and I ' m not going to be involved, " Gretzky said in The Star Ledger. " Am I concerned for both of them? Sure there ' s concern from me. I ' m more worried about them than me. " Both Gretzky and his wife did not face criminal charges. LJnder New Jersey low, it was not o crime to place a bet, even if the wager was with a bookie. Only those who profited off of someone else ' s bet or people who ploced bets for others. They were both expected to be witnesses to the cose. The three other men, however, were chorged with money laundering, promoting gambling and conspirocy for taking big-money bets on football and basketball gomes from NHL players. Gretzky and Jones were both able to attend the Winter Olympics in Italy. Gretzky was the executive director of Team Canada. Canada lost to Russia 2-0 in the hockey quarterfinals. Writer j Angela Smith Irish band winstophonor jackson acquitted U2 takes home I _ _ five awards The Irish band U 2 rocked the .k.k. 48 Annual Grammy Awards, grabbing all five awardsthey were nominated for and upstaging two top nominees. U2 won the top awards of ; the night stealing song of the year and album of the year from top • nominees Mariah Corey, Konye West and John Legend who each had eight nominations. The sweep took U2 ' s Grammy total . to 21 awards. Corey, who hod won her last I award in 1990, took home three „..,,, .. , . The band U2 appear backstage with Gram- awards tor best R B song, best y song of the year, album of the year, contemporary R B album and best rock song, best rock performance by a I , I n o r, r duo or group with vocal and best rock album, best female R B performance. t the 48th Annual Grammy Awards Feb. 8, in Her awards came after a Los Angeles. fAP Photo Reed soxonj successful comeback in the 12 mo nths prior to the Grammy Awards. West won best rap song for " Diamonds " and his CD " Late Registration " beat out Eminem and 50 Cent to win best rap album. He also won best solo rap performance for his hit song " Gold Digger. " Legend was named best new artist and best R B album. He also won best mole R B vocal performance. Other winners included rockers Green Day, who won the prestigious record of the year, Kelly Clorkson, and Stevie Wonder. One of the highlights of the evening was a rare public appearance by Sly Stone. Stone hod not performed live in almost 20 years. Writer | Angela Smith Molestation trial ends Ten years after child sex-abuse , (n. allegations first surfaced against Michael ' { Jackson; the " King of Pop " stood trial in California in the John Doe molestation case and was accused with 10 counts against him. Doe filed a lawsuit against Jackson claiming that Jackson had molested the 12 year-old during visits to Jackson ' s home, The Neverland Ranch. The testimony stated that Jackson hod Pop star Michael Jackson emerge inappropriately touched the victim, forced f™ " " ' ' • ' molestation trial at San . . . I I ji ta Barbara County Superior Court ir him to look at pornography and mode him j nta Maria, Calif., June 3. (ap pi,ot . drink " Jesus Juice " or wine in o Coke can. Kewrk ojonsez onj Jackson responded to these comments stating that he would tuck the children into bed, read them bedtime stories one give them milk and cookies. When test results proved that the child hod in fact been ingesting alcoho Jackson said that Doe and his brother were sneaking into his liquor cabinet om he had not been aware of the problem. Jackson also added comments about Doe ' s mother, Jane, saying ihot sh was just out to get his money. On Nov. 20, 2003, Jackson was arrested in the Santa Barbara airpo with posted $3 million dollar boil. He pleaded not guilty to the harassmei allegations on Jan 16, 2004. On June 13, Jackson was cleared of ail 10 counts against him, and th ' " King of Pop " returned home to Neverland Ranch a free man. " Celebrity coses in general is just theatre for the rest of us, " Professor Robe Dewhirst said. " Sex and violence sells, which mokes you think how newsworlh it is. " Writer! Maggie Longne ' Crash ' into best picture Saga completed BMiagllliBM Racial drama wins Oscar During two days in Los Angeles, a group of racially and econmically diverse characters collided in unexpected ways. The drama and issues that result from these interactions provided the plot for the Oscar-winning film " Crash. " With a cost that included numerous celebrities such as Matt Dillon and Sandra Bullock, many critics sc may hove appealed to the Academy Much debate followed the Academy Awards as to whether " Crash " was chosen because it was a safer film to win than the controversial " Brokeback Mountain. " Student Horry Hamblin thought the message of " Brokeback " was more important than the award. " To be honest, I was expecting Brokeback to win, but I ' m not that upset because it ' s opened a lot of doors for the gay community to speak out and recognize these issues, " Hamblin said. Writer | Brent Choppelow Star Wars finishes Episode III The Star Wars universe ended after a 36-year, six-film, world chongin space sago. George Lucas ' film. Episode III- Revenge of the Sith, completed the secon trilogy in the Star Wars saga, which began in 1977 with the origi nol film. It wc vas drawn to the dork side of The Force and became The blockbuster hit generated over $400 milli The amount let the Star Wars saga ' s total to over $ 1 5 billion over the past 2 years through cinema and DVD soles, as well as marketing and merchandisir sales. The saga spawned six feature films and on extension collection ' licensed books, comics, spin-off films, video gomes, television series, and toy: Forbes magazine estimated overoll revenue generated at nearly $2 billion, making it one of the most successful film franchises of all time. Writer | Angela Smith Designer j Ashlee Mejj Oprah apologizes 3ook club renounces author In September 2005, Oprah Winfrey announced James Frey ' s memoir, A Million Little Pieces, " was added to her book club. Winfrey ' s brought lational acclaim for Frey ' s book through her club and enabled it to be the _ip selling non-fiction book in the Untied States. " Pieces " was Frey ' s memoir chronicling a life of drug addiction, uicide, sex and jail time. However, the events written about were often ' xaggerated. The memoir became controversial when Frey was accused for .ibricating ports of the story. Winfrey made a phone coll to CNN ' s Larry iing Live on Jan. 1 1 defending Frey ' s innocence during King and Frey ' s ' iterview. However, on Jan. 26 Winfrey come to regret the decision. Frey appeared on Winfrey ' s show and confessed to her and the world iiot his memoir was partly fictitious. Frey said he hod made-up details about ill of the characters. Winfrey had praised a book that she thought, until thejanuory 26 show, vas completely true. She proceeded to coll Frey o liar and apologized to He audience for Frey ' s behavior ' I felt that Oprah was completely in her rights to go off on Frey, " student etemy Johnson said. " She does so many good things for people and he lompletely used her sympathy to make his book famous. " According to Frey, most of the events in the memoir were true, but details .vere altered to protect the identities of the people in it. The book has since :een removed from Winfrey ' s book list. Writer I Cassie Hunter Fifth Potter book released Fourth movie released two days after J.K. Rowling did it again. The fifth installment of the Horry Potter series, " The Half- Blood Prince, " sold more than 6.9 million copies during the first 24 hours on sole. The book was released July 16, four months and two days before the opening of the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The film covered the fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Student Allison Pettit, sow the movie the week it came out. " I liked the movie, but I wish it followed the book better, " Pettit said. " I understand that you can ' t fit a book that big into a two-hour movie though. " Pettit also read the book, which she said was different than the previous five. " It ' s on interesting book, kind of depressing, but it really makes me want the next one to come out soon, " she said. The Goblet of Fire was the first film of the series to be rated PG-13 for fantasy violence and frightening images. Writer I Call Arnold Movie provokes moral debate A compassionate tale of the love and loss of two cowboys caused 3n uproar among Christians and others across the country. Directed by Ang Lee, " Brokebock Mountain " was o story of two men who met in the summer of 1963 and formed on unorthodox yet life-long Dond. Their complications, joys and tragedies provided testament to the Dower of love. Joke Gyllenhoal and Heath Ledger played the star roles of two men in love. Many Christians across the country were outraged by the nomosexualily in the film. Some claimed the film celebrated homosexuality, which was a sin in the Christian faith. The film was banned in many nations. In Malaysia, the country ' s .orgest distributor said it would not ask for approval to release the film n the Muslim country. The United Arab Emirates, China, along with ■Healers in Utah and Washington banned the film. The Emirates ' Ministry ol Information said " Brokebock Mountain " would " destroy the values and morols of the society. " Regardless of the controversy, " Brokebock Mountain " won four Golden Globe Awards and had eight Oscar nominations. Among the nominations •vere best picture, best actor and best director. This undated publicity photo provided by Focus Features, shows actors Heath Ledger, left, and Jake Gyllenhaal, in a scene from " Brokeback Mountain. " (AP Photo Focus Features Kimberly French) However, the film was awards only three Academy Awards-Best Director, Best Music Score and Best Adapted Screenplay Within the first two months of release, the film grossed over $60 million. It was predicted to possibly post $200 million total in business. Writer I Angela Smith Maryville house explodes Gas leak kills two The burned exterior of a car, the remoins of a sheet caught in a tree and a debris-cluttered yard were all that was left of a devastating explosion that occurred Jan. 11 around 8;45 p.m. Two people were killed in the explosion caused by a natural gas leak. Lois Hall, 93, and her son Carroll, 69, were sitting in the living room of their home when they lost their lives. Another son, Donald, 49, escaped the explosion, hie was rushed to the local hospital with severe burns and then transported to the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas - K$M Neighbors discovered Hall crawling out from under the debris never losing consciousness. The Hall ' s house was located on South AIco Street in Keith Wood, Moryville ' s public safety director, said the house had a natural gas furnace and hot water heater. He also stated that the survivor had smelled qas earlier in the also stated that the survivor had smelled gas earlier in trie day but foiled to report it. A Maryville firefighter walks past the engulfed remains of a house on South Ako Avenue. The explosion occurred at api ■ Many people heard and felt the explosion throughout mately 8:45 p.m. The intensity of the blast was so great that debris landed in neighboring yards. p ,MoW v1toD)-e the city. Several people thought that we hod experienced an earthquake. here. Chad Waller, director of athletic media relations , said that he felt it in the " I can ' t believe something like this happened in Maryville, " student A Chad Waller, director of athletic media relations , said that he felt it in the " I can ' t believe something like this happened in Maryville, " student A gymnasium during a Northwest basketball game. Chandler said. " You always hear about things like this but never get to experif " It was like a tremor, " he said. " Like an earthquake tremor. " them. My sympathy goes out to the victims ' family. " Many Maryville citizens and students were in shock that this happened Writer | Sarah Dulinsky Designer | Brent Chappti Airport opens Springfield hosts first flights Commercial airlines were able to fly into Springfield, Mo., for the first time when they opened the Springfield-Branson National Airport. The airport opened in 2004, moving over 700,000 passengers and handling 112,000 aircraft arrivals and departures each year. It was one of the fastest growing small hubs in the LJnited States and in the top 100 airports in the amount of air cargo shipped annually. The airport had an expanded long-term parking lot and two runways. It also had a 250,000 squore foot terminal with ten gates. It was owned by the city of Springfield and operated by the administrative board of the city. The airport was a self-supporting enterprise, and did not receive any tax revenue. Six airlines served the airport with service to ten nonstop destinations: Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Las Vegas, Memphis, Minneapolis, Orlando, and St. Louis. It also included 18 foreign cities. Writer | Angela Smith St. Francis expands Hospital completes project With new expanded space, St, Francis Hospital and Health Services increased its services to th ' and surrounding area communities. The hospital completed a $4.2 million operating room expansion. The project entailed 1 0,400 square feet of new construction and 6,800 square feet of renovation. It allowed for an increase in services. The hospital expanded from three to four operating loms, two to recovery roc beds, and five to 12 ambulatory surgery beds. The most noteworthy component was the four new 500-square-foot operotinq rooms. Standard features in the new rooms were the navigoli i surgical equipment. The devices o greater efficiency. The department also oc- o separate endoscopy rt administrative offices, locker lo storage area and a lounge. " St. Francis has been building renovating our hospital to positic for the future, " Hospital President I Boumgartner said. " The comply of the o| ambulatory surgery area is just oni step in our goal to better serve patients for generations to come. ' alleges renamed vo colleges undergo a change in distinction Iwo Missouri colleges changed their name in hopes o( receiving more slate funding and to L I their changed nature. Previously known as a slate college, Missouri Western Stale University changed its status to iiiversity after many years of trying to convince the legislature for approval. The state passed iw to allow the name change in August. Starling out as a junior college, Missouri Western became o four-year college in 1969 and time a member of the State of Missouri ' s higher education system in 1977. Another school, previously known as Southwest Missouri State University, also went through jme change. In March, Gov. Matt Blunt passed a bill that changed their name to Missouri e University effective on Aug. 28. Ii wos the fifth and final name change for the university. Starting out as the Normal School in )5, each new name reflected the changed nature of the institution. Writer I Angela Smith Senior benefits Missouri gets new drug plan Seniors were able to begin getting benefits t(om the new Medicare Port D federal drug program after Missouri discarded its three- vear-old Senior Prescription Plan. Under the new Missouri plan, participants Had to sign up for Medicare Part D and be eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid or olteady be enrolled in the Senior Rx plan. Under Medicare Part D, they hod to pay on annual premium and the first $250 for the drugs. Medicare then paid 75 percent of the cost for the next $2,000 and 95 percent of the cost ofter $5,100. It did not pay the cost between $2,250 and $5,100. The Missouri Rx program worked by paying 50 percent of all the deductibles and co-payments left after Medicare picked up its share. The premiums were the participants responsibility. Program administrators believed there would be as many as 160,000 people eligible for the program. Missouri was one of several states that looked to supplement Medicare Port D drug coverage with its state-run program. State legislatures said the Missouri Rx plan would help seniors who really needed it, but the Missouri Western - State University A Griffon statue stands on campus at Missouri Western Sute Unrversity. Missouri Western received a name upgrade from a college to a untversity in order to reflect their new goals and mission. Missouri State University also changed its name from Southwest Missouri State, photo by Mtrtdith Currencc Rietz hired Maryville gets new city manager As his next step in his political career, Michael p " Rietz became the city manager of Maryville. Rietz made the move after acting as city administrator of Kasson, Minn., which had a . population of 5,300. He said he planned to use his experience in developing new housing subdivisions jgj to help Maryville. He also said the experience went hond-in-hand with continuing quality economic development, both Writer! Angela Smith Rietz said the " very welcoming community " he and his family visited when he was interviewing for the job mode it easy to move to Maryville. Writer j Cali Arnold ,; , ■mer Missouri basketball coach Quin Snyder wipes his upper lip as he discusses his ■ughts about his resignation on Feb. 14, in Columbia, Mo. The university will investigate Handling of Snyder ' s sudden departure. (AP Photo The Kansas City Star. Shone Keyserf Mizzou cooch quits Men ' s basketball loses Snyder As the final buzzer rang, he walked off the court in disappointment os his career ended with a 10-11 season for the Missouri Tigers. Coach of the University of Missouri men ' s basketball team, Quin Snyder, stepped down as head coach in February after saying he had planned to finish a disappointing season. Snyder ' s resignation was effective immediately. There was controversy over whether Snyder resigned on his own or if he was forced to resign by the university. The university announced a couple days after Snyder ' s resignation that it hod reached a settlement with Snyder. The settlement reached gave Snyder $574,000, $ 1 84,000 more than what he was originally owed. Snyder left after seven years as MU ' s head coach, compiling a 126-91 record. He hod two years remaining on a contract. He total compensation package at Missouri was worth more than $1 million a season. Associate head coach Melvin Watkins was expected to step up and coach Missouri for the remainder of the season. A school released statement said Watkins would only serve as " acting head coach. " Writer | Angela Smith Ventrio bocks out University searches for sponsor Based out of Sacramento, Calif., Venlria Biosciences Inc., presented a possible merger witfi tfie University to relocate its headquarters to campus in November 2004. One year later, University President Dean fHubbard announced fie had been informed that Ventrio was looking at an alternate plan instead of relocating to Northwest. " I want to assure everyone that this change in our construction plans does not mean that Northwest is giving up bringing Ventrio to Moryville, " hlubbard said in a news release. Gov. Matt Blunt, who attended the groundbreaking ceremony held on Sept. 24, said he still shared the University ' s vision to continue with the Missouri Center of Excellence for Plant Biologies. " I remain committed to having Missouri recognized as the world leader in plant biotechnology, " Blunt said in o news release. Ventrio would hove produced geneticol modified plants that would later have their proteins extracted to produce foods and pharmaceuticals. The program would also have created hands on, real-life simulations for students to study molecular biology and genetic engineering. The Center ' s future became uncertoin when state funding was held up by the Missouri Economic Finance Board when concerns were roised by the legislation involving the deal. The board said it backed the Center but a new funding structure would hove to be in place before they would move further. A month later Hubbard announced a new funding structure hod been On a what was supposed to be a happ day for the University, Ventria Biosciences and Missouri, Gc Matt Blunt spoke to small crowd at the ground43reaking for a new research facility on campus. Monti after the ceremony during Centennial Weekend, Ventria bowed out and the state cuts funds for bi ' pharming research at the University, photo fay Trevor Hayes developed but the new plan would not include the academic labs or classrooms that were port of the original Center design. Without the ocaderr; labs. Northwest was forced to put on hold the hiring of much needed facul Despite the new funding plan Ventria announced in December the compo ' would not be relocating to Northwest. fHubbord later announced a new tenc could emerge by Summer 2006. Writers] Brittany Zegers and Dennis Sharki latum resigns Goes to coach at Southiern Leaving behind two notional championships, seven MIAA championships and eight NCAA Division II post-season appearances in the last 10 years, he prepared for the long awaited position of collegiate head football coach. Northwest Missouri State football offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Bart Totum resigned his position and was introduced as head football for Missouri Southern State University. Tatum took over coach John Ware ' s position after Ware ' s death on Sept. 27. hie commented about his departure . " This is something that I ' ve prepared for a long time, and I ' ve thought about it since I was an undergraduate at Austin College in Sherman, Texas, " Tatum said. " I ' ve waited for what my perception would be is the right situation for myself and my family, and I think it is. " Totum served as offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator for eight years and was promoted to assistant head coach prior to the 2002 season. In 2004, Totum led the Bearcat offense to the nation ' s No. 2 ranked scoring offense and No. 10 ranked total offense. He recruited many top players such as multiple all-conference players, all-American players and Hula Bowl invitees. Before coaching the Bearcats, Totum served as defensive end coach at Sam Houston Sate University during the 1993 season. Writer I Angela Smith Student death Autopsy reveals diabetic shock Shown Bussey, 21, was found by Campi he lived alone Dec. 15th. He had succumt n Franken Hall, when ibetic shock and hoc been dead for two days when he was found. Diabetic shock resulted from too much insulin in the body, cousing a rapid reduction in the level of sugar in the blood and then the brain cells suffered. Early symptoms of diabetic shock were extreme hunger or thirst, blurred vision, and shokiness. " Shawn and I went to high school together where we first met in marching bond. I was pretty upset when I found out that he hod died, Andrea Richardson said. " I ' ve known him for almost six years and it just didn ' t seem real. " Many described " At first. Shown seems o little rough around the edges, but once you get to know him he is a pretty cool guy, " said Jonathan Joy. " He took awhile to worm up to me but once he did, he was o pretty good and reliable friend. " He was a senior computer science major, played on the drum line for the Northwest marching bond and was an officer for the Fellowship of the Tower Gaming Society. Bussey wanted to get a job as a technology troubleshooter for a large company after he graduated. Writer] Kylie Guier a technology ?St3Ur3ntS open New cuisines welcomed laryville welcomed two new restaurants 3 community offering Mexican food and d-winning barbecue. ilio ' s Mexican-style restaurant moved in Id County Kitclien building right next to La a Mexican Restaurant, ne restaurant brougtit fojitas, burritos and les as well as a full bar witli imported and tequila. They also served a happy Monday through Thursday, had morgarita iais and oll-you-can-eat tacos. ubba ' s Championship BBQ, boasted their 0-pound portable smoker they kept in o k behind the restouront. They slow cooked meat overnight for six to eight hours. The owners of Bubba ' s, Philip and Diana Pick, were members of the Kansas City Barbecue Society and traveled to Maryvill( every weekend to open the restaurant to the public. The restaurant hod future plans to extend the hours. Diana Pick described Bubba ' s as " down home barbecue. " She said they look a lot of pride in their work and food and it was a good place to come relax. " It ' s just a friendly atmosphere, " Pick said. " People can come relax and have a good time. " Writers I Domnick Hadley Andrew Glover Bubba ' s cashier Katie May takes orders as the dinner crowd floods in. The Bartiecue restaurant continues to flourish despite being open only four days a weel . Photo by Kc«e WhHe. :CV goes digital .landing over 600 feel high, the new KXCV tower allowed the in to transmit quality audio to anyone who used o new-generation al receiver. was designed to support both digital and analog onlennos and )ced the old tower that only stood 1 00 feet tall. The receiver allowed Itoneous reception of more than one stream of programming, isteners were able to switch back and forth between Bearcat iscasts and regular programs. The increased height ond o new ■o processor gave both analog and digital listeners experience a stronger signal and improved audio quality. The most exciting part is that we ' re going to be capable of iding more than one programming stream, " Station Manager on Bonnett said. " That and the superior signal mean we are ficantly expanding our abili ty to serve the listener. " " he new tower was built by Sabre Communications of Sioux City, 3, and was installed by Wireless Horizon, a contractor out of St. rs. Mo. It was located at Northwest ' s R.T. Wright University Form, nificont portion of the cost was underwritten through on $85,000 !ral grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Dniy two other public radio stations in Missouri had digital amission capability: KCUR at the University of Missouri- Kansas City KBIA at the University of Missouri- Columbia. RNW, which served the eastern portion of the station ' s listening J, continued to broadcast solely in analog during the upgrade. Writer I Angela Smith Two bars shut down student hang-outs closed Two Moryville bars closed last spring, residents were left up in the air as to why. With numerous liquor violations at Lucky ' s Bar and Grill, the city put a two- week suspension on their liquor license, but the bar never reopened. The Pub closed in late spring due to a tax audit, which caused them to not get their liquor license renewed. Although the re-opening of Lucky ' s Bar and Grill was questionable, the Pub re-opened in mid-March. After the re-opening, John Yates be- came co-owner with Jeff Zeller. Accord- ing to Zeller, The Pub would offer many features similar to before, like doily drink specials. Also, more live music would be avail- able to offer to customers. Zeller said many bonds, such as Lovetop, ore on the list to perform in late spring and early sum- mer. According to Michelle Schmitz, many people were anxious for their opening because they feel " their hangout " hasd- V Lucky ' s Bar and Grill sits dormant and empty on Main Street because of numerous liquor vio- lations. The Maryville Pub also closed its doors for a while after a tax audit, but reopened in 2006 under new ownership, photo by Chns Lee been returned to them. " It ' s a more laid-back bar, " Schmitz said. " A lot of people really missed it be- ing closed and its a more comfortable gathering spot. " Writer | Brent Burklund eath penalty sought Montgomery trial continued One week before Christmas in 2004, the iy of Bobbie Jo Stinnett was found in her home kidmore. Mo., laying in pool of blood. Stinnett hod been brutally strangled with a e and her eight-month-old fetus hod been cut 1 her womb with a kitchen knife. The baby who survived the ordeal, later ned Victoria Jo by her fother Zeb, was located i leivern, KS., by authorities. According to on affidavit, 36-year-old Lisa Montgomery confessed to killing Bobbie Jo after being arrested. In January, Montgomery pled not guilty for kidnapping resulting in death and was indicted by a grand jury. After o continuance in March, U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge John T. Maughmer set the trial dote for April 24, 2006. U.S. Attorney Todd P Graves filed a Notice of Intent to Seek the Death Penalty in November. A month later, Montgomery ' s defense filed for a continuance of the trial until February 2007, while the prosecution filed a motion to suppress the continuance on January 1 1 . On January 23, Judge Maughmer granted a continuance for the trial until Oct. 23, 2006. Writer] Brittany Zegers 102 Smi W.ldBe Club 236 42nd Slreel 77,92, 93 97.1 The Ville 11 A 4-1 AiG ResrouronT 54.55 Aaron, Kyle 222 AbboH, Ijso 229,230 Abbuhl.joson 187 Abei, Bryon 269 Abu-Lobon, Ahmed 280 Accoufiling Society 208 Acebedo, Poblo 192.193 Aclimon, Cheyenne 207 Ackmon. Jockson 3! Aciivihes, Campus 82 Adorns, flioke 224 Adorns, Shoylo 249 Adink 236 Adkins, Ka " .e 223 Adfcins. Toto 269 Adfeon, Jomie 230 Advonioge week 1 1 AFTERdait 207 Afton, Ph.tip 240 Ag Council 208 Agriculiure Club 208 Aguecheek. Andrew 77 Ahmed, Soeb 229,249 Ahn, Seon 208 Akefs. KoFo 249 oH-knli. Borzan Ibtohjm 291 Albiachi, Seon 77 Ale«onder, Dovid 210.269 Aliio, Samuel J ' 297 Allen, Amy 224 Allen, jone 82 Allen. t.z 224 Allen, Michelle 120 Allen, Nick 238 Alley. Julie 54.55 Allionce ol Black Colleg-ans 228 Almond, Knslm 222 Alpho Delta Pi 207,216 Alpho Gommo Rho 217,223 Alpha Kappa Lombda 217 Alpho Mu GoTimo 7,06 Alpha Psi Omego 200 Alpho Sigma Afpho 42.45,71,217220 Alsup. Richord 148,199 Alieinoi ' ve enetgy 2 3 Alumni Associolion 105 AWarez. Aleiondfo 229,231,240 Atvorez. Jessica 228,229 Amofol, Corolino 103 American Associolion of Pelioleuin Geologists 2 1 Ame ' icon Associolion o( Fomily and Consume ' Sciences 200 Americon Concer Society 211,220 Americon Red Cross 211.292 Amnesty Inle ' naiionol 237 Andel, Kent 1 14 Andersen, Allen 210,215 Ar derson, Brondy 235,237.260 Anderson. Suson 105 An dregg. Nicole 216 Andrews. Emily 2 1 7 Andrews, Hilone 219 Anthony. Michoel C 1 Ant sdel, Stacy 249 Apptebee ' s 226 Applebetry, Jomie 249 Applegoie. Greg 157 Arboretum 29 Ariboni, tucas 103 Arief, Ryan 228 Armstrong, Jefi 217 Armstrong, lonce 290 Armstrong, Shelby 230 Arnold, Soro 24) Aronson, Rebecco 280,28 1 Asoi, Ayo 228,260 Aschemon, Poul 249 Asher, Kr.s 2 1 7 Ashpough, Roy 1 1 2 Asion Student Association 228 Alieh, Romsey 1 57 Alkins, Amondo 234.269 August in, Joy 24 Austin, Tomro 232 Avilez, Johonno 216 Awod, Alex 231 Aydor, Seyzo 49 Ayers. Dor) el 222 B Boode. Melissa 238 Bobb. Mike 196 Bochmonn. Jeremy 218 Backer. Jen 238 Bacon. Uoyd 93 Boergo. Apnl 219 Bagley. tocey 249 Boier, Somoniho 2 1 3 Boier, Susan 87,243 Baier. Trenton 86 Boiley, Audrey 201.224 Barley, Jared 269 Boiley, Uoh 1 76 Boker. Aoron 241.286,287 Baker, Amondo 146,213 Boker, Breii 230 Boker, Chr.s 226 Boker, Jocklyn 230 Boker, John 208 Boker, Kotie 235.239 Boker, Lona 230 Boker, Mott 1 1 268 Boker, Toro 235.269 Botdw.n,John 298 Botes, Dovnd 220.226 Ball. Howie 175.234 Ballofd, Kothenne 216 Bollew. Rosefio 2 1 5.240 Bally, Ashley 226 Bopiisi Student Union 230 Barbour, Jamie 249 Borloor, Honnoh 209.241 Borger. Brett 226,227 Bornef, Keyle 228,260 Bornes, Bloke 233 Bornes, Kolie 208 Borneli, jerrold 126 Bornhord, MoM 217 Borreit, Olivio 237,230,240 Barron, Missy 223 Boseboll 197 Boss, Amy 2 1 9 Boss. Oakotah 224 Boudler, Billy 269 Boumgorlnef, Mike 302 BoK, Motthew 269 Boyer, lindsy 182 Beochler, Colby 218 Beochler, Kim 232 Beocom, Cloudio 282 Seogley, Jooh 1 57 Beorcot Morching Bond 146 Beorcot Rodio Netwoik 132,172,173 Beorcot Steppers 1.230 Beotty, Aoron 224 Beck, Elizobeih 260 Becker, Karen 219 Beckwilh. Alomo 2 1 3.249 Bee son, Don 37 Be nor, Stephen 221 Belcher, Rebecco Newcom 1 25 Belchet, Tony 224 Belknop, Christopher 269 Bell, Alisho 210,249 Bell, Cindy 210,269 Bellomy. Mike 22,120 Benedix Ashley 213 Benefit for Boier 86,87,243 Benesh, Brenno 222 Bengtson, Luke 157 Bennett, Jon II Bennett. Julie 215.249 Bennett, Lucas 2 1 7 Bennett, Shoun 211.220 Benson, Christine 1 26 Benson, Joel 125 Bergmonn, Alt 240 Bernslem, Corl 293 Beiry, Btidgeiie 269 Beftels, Kurt 157 Beftino, Michoelo 217 Besslet, Jenno 230.249 Betiis, Jerome 208 Beydler, Kristi 219,230,232 Bhorli, loknoth 210 Short., Nisho 224,237.241 Bickford. Angelo 120 BidDoy 71 Biermonn, lobilho 269 Biggor.Jen 217 Biggs, Brian 235 Big league Theolncols, Inc 93 Biilesboch, Thomas ) 1 I Billesboch, Tom 108.100 Billinglon, Wode 222 Birkley, Nothon 222.230 Block. Andrew 231 Blockoby. Jessico 208 Block History Month 04 Blorr, Doniel 1 2, 1 86 Bbir, Mott 222 Bloke, M.ichell 220 Blosii 76,81 Bloy. Meqhon 182,184 Bliss, Lyn Jsoy 23 1 Blue Key Nohonol Honor Frolemity 2 1 2 Blunt. Moti 303,304 Bluth, Stephanie 234 Booinght.Jess.co 269 Bobby Beorcot 4042,134.144,145 Bockelmonn, Btondon 208 Bocquin, Whitney 219,232 Bodenhousen, Bethony 219 6oehm,Allie 21,235 Boehner. Honnoh 10.224 Boengter, Bob 104 Boettcher, Jerome 226 Bognor. Brett 132,196 Bohon, Abby 234 Bohonnon, Amondo 237 Bohnkef. Amy 167 Bolmg, Nolhon 224 Bonor, Robin 230 Bonneti, Sharon 305 Boone, Dustin 237 Borcyk,Jomie 239 Bornholdl, Soro 237 Bosley, Scott 234 Bostwick. Chad 1 57 Bosiwick. Scott 157 Bouchord, Chelseo 238 Bourne, Soroh 235 Bower, Honnoh 236.269 Box, Jocquelme 249 Boyer, Elizabeth 234 Boyles, Oovid 297 Boynfon, Brooke 240 Brodford, Tiffony 234 Brodley, Soroh 234 Bromble Mork 93 Brondes. Ashley 219 BtondorvFolcone, Jan.ce 1 25, 1 43 Bfondl, Kellen 2 1 7 Btont, Kyle 218 Broun, jessico 153 Bray, Trevor 249 Bredehoett, Kimberly 240 Breed, Tyler 218 Brendle, Don 218 Bristxine, Sydney 157 Britton loyne 210.215 Btokow, Heother 151 Brooks, Cra.q 269 Brooks, Work 249 Btoolii, Toro 73,217.269 Brown, A J 145 Brown. Amy 21 1.230 Btown. Bridget 209,232.233.241.249 Btown, David 220 Btown. Hotold 120 B ' own, Joclyn 195 Btown. Jordan 176 Blown. Kolhryn 223 Brown. loKoyro 228,269 Btown, Michael 292 Brown. Tony 258 B ' ownley. Trovis 220,237 Bfue, Meghoo 182 Bruinglon. Cossondto 228,269 Brummond, Seth 90,221,234 Brunkhorsi, Mollory 208,222 BRUSH 220 Sryont. Kobe 299 Bfyonl. Robert 231 Bubock, Chfis 218,269 Buckley. Soroh 234,240 Buckridge, Btei 157 Sudden, Alex 196 Buffo, ftoieiyr n 216 Bullock.John 199,228,231 Bumeiet, Chns 41 Bumsied, Kyle 208,237 Bunse.Josh 232 Buntz, luke 157,215 Buried Child 77. 85 Burk. Mefyndo 219 Bu ' ke,Jom,e 208 Burkemper, Mel.ndo 269 Burkemper, Mindy 217.333 Borklund, Breni 227 Burnett, Jeff 230 Boms, Billy 196,226 Bornsides, Miroyo 224 Bornsides, Myles 157 Burrell, Komille 217.240,241 Burrell, Koyli 71,217 Botson, Ookiey 240 Burton, Jessico 1 62 Bufion, Micficel 156 Busch. Brondon 15,221 Bush, George W 203,206,297 Bush, Jessico 236 Bussey, Shawn 304 Butler, Drew 157 Butler, Jennifer 232,240 Butler, tonce 157 Buttlei, Molly 223 Byrd, Shonlfe 234 c Co(er,Anne 235,271 Cogle. Chns 7.58.78.79 CQh.ll.Etin 210 Cokes, Chr.5 69 Colbert. Diezeos 157 Colcoie, Mork 61,86,224,226.240 Collen.Anno 230,271 CompoignfoiCommunifySenewof 13 Campbell, Cody 157 Compbell, Connie I 20 Compbell, Jom-e 152,153 Compbell, Locey 09, 1 20 Compbell, logon 222,271 CompOovid 273 Compus Activities 1 1,63 Compus construction 9 Compus corners 51,53 Compus Crosode lor Christ 230 Compus Crusades 263 Compus Ministries 233 Compus Solety 22 Corey. Monoh 300 Corlson.Adom 217 Cotlson.Soro 232,271 Cotlson, Spencer 224 Carnegie Endowment for Internofionol Peoce 290 Coipenter Kevin 238 Coipenter. Shoun 244 Corr, Dole 163 Corr, Dovid 1 14 CorroH. Emily 233 Cortei, Koiie 234 Codier, Donrelle 193 Casey Corey 240 Cosh. Britiony 132,152,153 Cossodoy. Krisii 24 Cotron, Aoron 220 Cow. Gentry 2 1 Cechin, Jordon I 1 Cenlenn.al bow) 33. 35. 37, 154 Center for Inlormohon Technology m Educotion ! 28 Center for Nonviolent Sociot Chonge 296 Centers lor Disease Control 291 Cevikel, Bora 218 Cho, Hyun Woo 230.240 Chobok. Eric 220 Chogo nil pooh. Vikos 230 Chomberloin Sora 213,241,271,296 Chomberloin, W.li 290 Chombers, Zoch 157 Chonce, Heather 224 Chondler, Ameo 271.302 Chandler, Ameo 240 Chondler. Amy 238,240 Chong, Al 228 Choppelow, Brent 215.221.227.249 Choiczuk, Koiie 4 Chose. Rochoel 42,217 Chavez Mono 208,219.271 Cheerleoders 1 45 Chen, tydon 24 Cheney Dick 293,294 Cheine. Lindsey 230 Cherloff, M.choel 295 Chi. Delio 273 Childs, Megan 224 Chin.nm Buele, Victor 75 Chiodini, Thereso 240 Cho. Morgoret 7,58,77.82.83 Choi, Go-Hee 230 Chns Cogle 70 Christian. Juonhesho 210.228 Chrisiion Compus House 232 Chrislionsen, Jessico 237 Chrislropher Reeve Foundolion 87 Churchman. Emily 10 Cipollo, Tino 167 Ciicello.Amy 224,271 Civ.1 Rights Act 296 Clorance, Bilol 67 Clort, April 271 Clo ' k, Aubrey 249 ClQii..Srilni 223 Clork, Bryon 232 Clork Dorcell 157 Clork. Elizobeth 222 Clork Romsey 291 Clousen. Ali 223, 271 Cloyton. Brandon 157 Cloylon, Kyle 237 Clayton, Nido 271 Clemens. Breii 240 Clevenger Milch 196 Clifton, Anno 249 Cline. Siephonie 223 Clisbee, Dovid 2 1 5 Cloe. Beih 235 Closser, Fronk 232 Clouse. Donielle 219 Clower, Kellen 249 Coolter. Terry 1 25 Cochron. Amy 238 Cockfum. Tosho 241 Coffey. John 172 Cohen, Sosho 298 Colby. Williom 293 Cole, Moggie 240 Cole, Nicholos 249 Colemon, Soioh 223 College Republicans 237 Collegiote Form Bureou 237 Collier, Srion 224 Collins. Cory 232 Collins. Josh 236 Collins. KC 224 Colt. Suson 120 Colter. Jeff 157 Cofwell. Melisso 249 Combs, Pou! 2 1 8 Combs. Shannon 224 Comedy Cenlrol 94 Comes, Elizobeth 213 Commencement 75 Commer. Amber 217.271 Common Ground 56,58,82 Community Blood Drive 334 Complon. Hoiley 230,249 Complon, Kevin 68 Conord, Dusiin 157 Conowoy. Doug 295 Conley, Michoel 1 57 Conn. Jacqueline 232,240 Connel. Brion 35.224 Conyers. Morgan 249 Cook. 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Soroh 71.119.217,287 Zwe.lel.Tom 120 TKanhYow The Tower Editorial Board would like to thank the follow- ing people for their contributions to the production of the 2006 yearbook: Laura Widmer, hHerff Jones, Thornton Studios, Scholastic Advertising, Will Murphy, Julie Bogort, Nancy hHall, Debbie King, Jodell Strouch, Student Affairs Office, Data Processing, Registrar ' s Office, University President Dean Hubbard, Kichoon Yang, Tom Billesbach University Relations, Darren Whitley, the Northwest Missourian and hleartlandView.com. tower staff Editorial Laura Widmer, Adviser Brent Choppelow, Editor-in-Cfiief Jessica Hartley, Managing Editor Photography Trevor Hayes, Photography Director Meredith Currence, Assistant Photography Director Marsha Jennings, Chief Photographer Eric Shafer, Chief Photogropher Copy Riley Huskey, Copy Director Megan Crawford, Sports Editor Dennis Sharkey, Sports Editor Brittany Zegers, Orgomzotions Editor Brent Burklund, Profiles Editor Angela Smith, Chief l?eporter Kelsey Garrison, Chief Reporter Design Ashlee MejiO, Design Director Paula Eldred, Designer Jessica Lavicky, Designer DVD Patrick Sasser, DVD Editor Nathan Fuller, DVD AAonogmg Editor No one wants a scratch and sniff yearbook. " Brent Cfioppe oh how cute, you ' re losing your work weekend virginity, " Jessica Hai The whole leg is lender. I ' m like a brisket. " Trevor He will gel you drunk enough that you will think it ' s a good ide Meredlh Curre She touched my thigh-butt " AAorsfio Jenn Oh, so you wont me to use words like ' horizontal shot. ' " Ashlee M " Hells yeahr " Oh GodI I slill have my bunny down here. " Slimilar queslion. " " KG said move and MC shimmied. " Bnllany Zegers " My ceiling makes me hungry lor collage cheese. " Paula Eldred Angela Smith BrenI Burklund Kekey Gomson 1 3 ■m ' v »Sk 1 318 319 Dear Staff, It ' s been one interesting year. Originally starting out with o crew of 17, we took a few cuts after deadline two and added anotfier staffer. It seemed our most difficult task was simply finding time for all tfiot we did. First deadline was a learning experience for all of us, and I had a lot of time to think while driving to and from Kansas City during CMA. I was ready to be done before we really started, but you guys helped me stick with it. Fourth deadline. I didn ' t plan on having an appendectomy, but you guys handled my absence well. Laura told me not to worry, and you guys proved her right. I ' m really proud of how you pulled together without me. We set our radars to FHurricane Widmer and did our best to moke her proud. In doing so, I think we ' ve made Tower 2006 a one-of-a-kind book. I hope you are proud of all your work. If you hod told me during first deadline that I would miss the book when it was coming to a close, I would have laughed in your face. Now I ' m a little wiser. Our time together has been full of stress but also fun. Thanks. Well, that ' s all I ' ve got. Get out of here. - Brent " Blue " Chappelow iMTStorm gives the plants located along ternational Plaza a coating of white In ear- cember. Snow did not stop classes from , place on campus despite an accumulation east six inches, photo by Trevor Hayes Bathed In sunshine, a steel archway stands as an entrance to the Centennial Garden. The gar- den was constructed during the spring and sum- mer in between North and South complexes, photo by Meredith Currence mx ' Mt Ah ii M m Cascading water of a fountain is just one visual aspect of the Centennial Garden, which includes plants, water features and a curved archway. The garden ' s dedication ceremony was in October, photo by Meredith Currence abstract | beauty | image Letters spelling out Northwest can be seen along the International Plaza. The walkway con- tained flags representing the home country of ev- ery international student on campus, photo by Mer- edith Currence A fountain provides a picturesque place near the Kissing Bridge for students to tal e a breal from studying. Surrounded by the sounds of na- ture, students could take in the sights of several different tree species located in the area, photo by Meredith Currence ■ .U S -. %A A known landmark, the Kissing Bridge was updated and relocated in the late 1990s when it was moved closer to Colden Hall. The bridge crossed a stream that trickled to- ward Colden Pond, photo by Meredith Currence Located on the Gaunt Trail portion of the Missouri State Arboretum, these trees provide a canopy of shade for people entering the south- east side of campus. The University was made the official Missouri State Arboretum in 1993. photo by Marsha Jennings - ' Bsa An archway stands as part of the Centennial Garden. The garden was added outside South Complex as part of the Centennial celebration, photo by Meredith Currence Springing from the ground, water creates a unique visual display as part of the Centennial Garden. Among the vertucal spouts, sat deco- rative stones throughout the garden, photo by Meredith Currence A view from the top provides a new angle of the water features in the Centennial Garden. The concept for the garden was part of an independent studies project vjfith Syd Wey- brew. photo by Meredith Currence ♦ ♦» ♦ » Cascading water flows along a twisting con- crete wall. One of several water features are added as part of the Centennial Garden which celebrates the University ' s 100th year, photo by Meredith Currence ' ;vte rz-i ' i: : -y.. - f- ' fes --, r- -? v tO fp ' X » t ' i; di L, 1 ' . isilvMr m ' Along the edge of campus a tree stands leafless outside Mary Linn Per- forming Arts Center, The tree could be found along the side of Fourth Street along the south side of cam- pus, photo by Meredith Currence ■■ ' -S ' - ■ mm m enery runs alone a stream that s from the Kissing Bridge to Colden 1 The many diffferent species of 5 surrounding the Kissing bridge pro- d an array color during the fall sea- photo by Meredith Currence A% winter approaches, the trees at the University lose their leaves and begin to look like a tangle of branches. Over 1,300 trees could be seen across the Uni- versity campus, photo by Meredith Currence m .y J f I|3Lvv_ j, , ' fl B J H r,i» A tang e of tree limbs can be seen on an old tree that stands at the end of College Park Drive. As part of the Missouri State Arboretum, students could view 111 different tree species, photo by Meredith Currence Benches provide a resting place w ith a view of the International Plaze, the Kiss- ing Bridge and Colden Pond. Students could listen to the sounds of the nearby stream or watch the fish in the small pond behind the Kissing Bridge, photo by Meredith Currence Peering through the second-floor window of the Administration Build- ing, the Memorial Bell Tower stands as a beacon In plain view. The tower was renovated in 2004 to allow handicap access, photo by Trevor Hayes Squirrels share the sidewalks and pathways on campus with students. The animals could be seen throughout the year photo by Chris Lee The Bell of 48 on the Admlnistraclon Building lawn stands as a memorial to students and faculty who died serving In war as well as all those deceased. The bell was donated by the class of 1948, and rang for the first time Au- gust 4, 1948. photo by Erie Shofer A bridge provides a covered walk- way for students traveling from the Forest Village Apartments. The bridge was added in the summer of 200S as another access route for students, photo by Eric Shafer Drooping under the weight of a fresh snowfall this evergreen glistens in the sunlight. After the first major snowfall of 2005, students were treated to a campus covered with approximately six inches of snow, photo by Eric Shafer The last remaining glimpse of fall peeks out from underneath a fence on the University campus. Leaves covered the campus during the fall months, fihoto by Marsha Jennings Displaying current technology of the time, a statue cast in bronze sits outside the entrance to the J.W. Student Union. The Centennial Statue representing students from 1905 and 2005 was draped with snow, photo by Trevor Hayes m mni Sydney ' r. xoc invrc P U ADVFV WHITF INTERNA Pulled for protection or as a prank, fire alarms on campus often dragged students out of the residence halls at inopportune times. If caught, a stu- dent that pulled the fire alarm without cause would have been fined $500. photo by Marsha Jennings Keeping time with the rest of the world, clocks at the International Plaza show the different time zones of sever- al major cities around the world. The clocks were featured on the Joyce and Harvey White International Friends Wall.photo by Trevor Hayes The sounds from piano keys travel down the hall in the Fine Arts Build- ing. Students played not only for their majors but as a stress reliever, photo by Marsha Jennings mr- • % - ' • . -■ ' ■X ■ ■ ' . » ' . ' Bearcat Marching Band percussionist Trent Thomp- son watches for a cutoff from the drum major as he plays during a timeout. The marching band ' s presence added to the atmosphere at Bearcat Stadium, photo by Marsha Jennings from I.A Working the opening of the Fire Arts Buildin{, a ribbon of metal it cut to fifnify the building! completion. The building pro- vided faciiitiei for art students to work on projecU in a larger and newer facility then the Fine ArU Building. Fans cheer on the Bearcat Football team during the national championship game in Florence, Ala. WhMe raising funds for the victims of Hurricane Katrina at a Carnival, Mindy Burkemper enjoys a rock climbing wall, (ihotoi by Mmdith Currcnct om) Trevor Hayes As we finished our 101st year, we ventured onto new endeavors. Although old memories came crashing down with the destruction of Perrin and Hudson residence halls, the promise of new memories flourished as construction began for the new halls. The idea of biopharming, which is the creation of plants that produced peptides and proteins that served as medical foods or pharmaceuticals, surfaced. The state of Missouri pulled $10 million in funding, leading to the collapse of the project, only to later become another hot topic in its revival. An addition was mode to the University in the form of a new campus in Liberty, Mo. Called the Northwest Kansas City Center, this new facility offered programs ranging from computer sci- ence to health, physical education, recreation and dance incorporating new facets in which students could participate. While we failed in winning the Malcolm Baldrige Notional Quality Award, we gained recognition in winning the Missouri Quality a UL (ml ft: Making a donation during the Community Blood Drive held at the University, Wesley Masoner prepares to have blood drawn. The blood drive was an annual event at the University. This Photo needs a eutline....This photo NEEDS a Cutline, but we need more info first. On a fast break Xavier Gaines throws down a dunk against the Graceland Yellowjackets. photos by Chris Lee, Award for the third time. Promoting excellence in essential operations of functioning organiza- tions and businesses, the award signified pres- tige in becoming the only educational institution to accomplish this feat. An addition to our University as in the form of a new Campus in Liberty, this catered to non- traditional students and allowed us to branch out to variety of people. After our loss against Grand Valley State University in the NCAA Division II National Championships, we said goodbye to our 15 senior football players. We sow the end of our University ' s 100th anniversary with the Centennial Prism Concert, featuring the specially commissioned song, " Traditions and Tronsistions. " We sealed our memories in the time capsule and stored it away for our bicentennial anniversary. Throughout the year, we celebrated our culture and continued to promote our culture as the one and only one. Jth the llghU of Bral Stadium in Florence, Ala. shin- ig brighdy, quartcrtuck Josh Lambcnon renects on the jrcats ' lose to Grand Valley in ttw national champioship me. The games was televised on ESPN for Bearcat tans all cr the country to see. photo by Trevor Hayes While attending the Homecoming Parade, Rory Bredlow, known as Lil ' Bobby, stops to talk to Bobby the Bearcat. Bredlow was the nephew of the student portraying Bobby the Bearcat and attended every home game and many away games during the 2005 football sea- son, photo by Trevor Hayes r ' 1 i BE S 8 BH I SBSJ ■ J ' , tMllli I HIIII II •Ml TlTTTTTirrvX ■ Tradition surrounds the area near the Administration BuOding, induding the Bell of ' 48. The bel rang in memory of studen ts and bculty who had died and signaled impor- tant events, photo () ■ Trwor Hiiyes A ' Jl


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