Index April 18, 2001 Inside
Volume 94 Issue 13
The Fiat Lux gets
A & E . . . . . . . . . . 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15 the inside scoop
Op/Ed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2, 3
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 7, 8 with MTV s
Fun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4, 5, 6
Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15, 16
The Student Newspaper of Alfred University pages 12-13
Hoover reminisces AU vehicles reevaluated
BY SARAH GUARIGLIA Central School during the BY ASHLEY BRENON
PRODUCTION MANAGER 1970’s and her return to Alfred FEATURES EDITOR
for over twenty years. He men-
After over 30 years of continu- tioned her achievement as the A reevaluation of AU’s van safe-
ing Alfred University’s legacy Gertz Chair in English in 1998, ty standards is under way after a
of strong women making high as well as her publications and University van carrying Habitat
achievements both in education her work as an advisor to stu- for Humanity students went into
and in life, Professor of English dent organizations. a spin and hit a guard rail north
Sharon Hoover is retiring. Greiff described Hoover’s of Baltimore, Md. while on route
“I don’t think of it as a career, career in higher education as to Florida for their spring break
I think of it as a life,” Hoover “one she chose to excel at building trip.
said, looking back over her rather than just pursue.” The U.S. government warned
years at Alfred. “I think … in my life I made on Monday, April 9 that 15-pas-
Division of English Chair the decision not to separate the senger vans, like the ones used to
Louis Greiff expressed the feel- academic from the personal,” transport Habitat for Humanity
ings of many of Hoover’s col- said Hoover. and other Alfred University stu-
leagues, students and friends SEE HOOVER, PAGE 4 dent organizations and sports PHOTO BY PATRICIA STRICKLAND
when he spoke at teams, are three times more like- University vans, like the one shown above, are used by many student orga-
her retirement ly to roll over when fully loaded, nizations when travelling long distances.
celebration on said a CNN article released on
April 7. April 10. Julia Baldwin, also a sopho- Hunt Valley Sears Automotive
Greiff created a The University is currently more, was a passenger in the fol- Center.
list of the things investigating the experience of lowing van. The first van By 1 a.m. all of the students
he will miss about student drivers, van mainte- swerved and spun one and a half were settling in at the Hunt
Hoover, including nance and the U.S. government times before it hit a guardrail, Valley Marriott Hotel. It is a
her compassion, recommendations in order to said Baldwin. University rule that vans travel-
generosity, plain- solve these problems, to ﬁnd the The rear right tire as viewed ing together cannot separate,
spoken honesty, cause of the Habitat accident and from the back of the van had explained Miss Baldwin.
reverence for prevent other accidents in the blown. The police and Ron At 7 a.m. Saturday morning,
good writing and future, said Dean of Students Baldwin, Julia Baldwin’s father mechanics at the Hunt Valley
eagerness to and Vice President for Student who lives in the area of the acci- Sears Automotive Center found
teach it. Affairs Gerald Brody. dent, were called while students that the tire that had blown and
He also read a Three vans carrying twenty- replaced the blown tire with a the rear tires on the following
timeline of eight Habitat for Humanity stu- spare. Luckily, there was little van were not the class of tire pre-
Hoover’s involve- dents and advisor Bob Donias trafﬁc, said Miss Baldwin. scribed by the manufacturers.
ment in the left the University at 4:30 p.m. “One whole side of the tire was The manufacturer places a
Alfred communi- Friday, March 2. shredded,” said Mr. Baldwin. The sticker on the driver’s side door
ty, including her Students were scheduled to vehicles were moved to the medi- that is visible when the door is
first position at drive in shifts ranging from one an Maryland State Troopers open. The sticker lists the recom-
AU in 1969, her to three hours, said Donias. At arrived and escorted the vehicles mended type, construction and
jobs as teacher 11:30 p.m. Jamie Ward, a sopho- to a gas station two exits away load rating of the tires for that
and principal at more, was passing a tractor-trail- where Mr. Baldwin called AAA vehicle, said the Sears Customer
Alfred-Almond er at 65 mph in the leading van. to have the vehicle towed to the SEE VAN SAFETY, PAGE 5
Rasmussen returns for Riley Lecture Senate hosts SAFE Forum
she helped develop the environ- spirituality. BY JENELLE SILVERS introduced the issues of the
BY EMILIE HARDMAN mental studies program at AU, However, Rasmussen has A & E EDITOR evening with the following state-
STAFF WRITER which she noted she was glad to moved away from giving talks on ment:
see flourishing along with the specifically ecofeminist topics At 8:30 p.m. last Wednesday, the “Many incidents in [SAFE’s]
Her goal is to provoke learning women’s studies program. because she believes that a focus Student Senate held a special short existence on this campus
and debate that will inspire peo- It is hardly surprising that she on the nature of corporate con- open forum on prejudice, hate and have motivated us to bring for-
ple to work together with the praised these two programs and trol and coercion is better discrimination to “address what ward a resolution to perpetuate
goal of removing from the corpo- suggested that they work well equipped to draw more people the SAFE committee felt was a zero tolerance of blatant acts of
rate form its illegitimate authori- together as Rasmussen is no into the discussion. growing trend of insensitivity on hate and discrimination, using
ty to govern. In time, she hopes stranger to ecological feminism a “Everyone has experiences campus,” said Dan Napolitano, gender, age, class, ethnicity, reli-
to put corporations back in their philosophy concerned with with, and opinions of, corpora- director of student activities, “and gion, sexual orientation, disability
rightful place, which is subordi- nature, patriarchy, politics and SEE RILEY, PAGE 4 to address the need for Senate to or the plethora of other differ-
nate to the people. take a stand against such insensi- ences an individual can use to
She is Virginia Rasmussen, tivity.” marginalize another.
presenter of the Sixth Annual The Students Acting For “What concerns us as a commu-
Elizabeth Hallenbeck Riley and Equality (SAFE) committee nity is the intentional victimiza-
Charles P. Riley Lecture in “formed as a proactive rather tion of others with malicious
Women’s Studies. than reactive effort,” said intent. In no way does this com-
Her talk, “An Napolitano. munity want to limit free speech
Environmentalist Comes of Age: Dedicated to providing “sup- or inhibit people from asking
The Patriarchal Corporation’s port and guidance for those facing questions or exploring diversity.
Assault on Every Good Thing discrimination and prejudice, and We do seek an environment
Under the Sun,” was delivered to address concerns of students to where diversity is celebrated and
on April 2 to the largest crowd insure an equal and safe environ- explored, not condemned to
that the Riley Lecture has drawn ment for all students,” members silence.”
yet. of the SAFE committee assumed Other SAFE committee mem-
Rasmussen is presently one of a leadership role in the forum. bers read statements regarding
12 principals and co-administra- To begin, Student Senate confidentiality and a recent inci-
tor of the Program on President Liz Reina presented dent of insensitivity.
Corporations, Law and the purpose of the forum: “To sup- Junior Omar Perez began the
Democracy (POCLAD), a project port open discussion of the issues next element of the discussion by
that is examining the fundamen- at hand by allowing people to sharing his recent experience as
tal relationship between a self- freely voice their opinions, cares the target of racist hostilities. He
governing people and corporate and concerns on the topics. shared his story of how three
bodies. “However, discussion, though drunken individuals knocked on
Rasmussen also has quite a completely open, should be held his window and when he opened
history with Alfred. Alfred’s cur- while keeping in mind our ulti- it, he was hit with a barrage of
rent mayor, Gary Ostrower, mate goal — to create the resolu- racially provoked insults which
introduced Rasmussen to the tion which gets passed by the ended with a death threat.
crowd as Alfred’s best mayor Senate ﬂoor on April 25.” Several individuals expressed a
ever and indicated that her lega- PHOTO BY CATHERINE KEVETT After this introduction, Theo concern for the reactionary tone
cy lives on here. Additionally, Virginia Rasmussen discusses corporate inﬂuences at the Riley Lecture. Knox, SAFE committee member, SEE SAFE, PAGE 6
April 18, 2001 Editorial — Page 2 Fiat Lux
Editor Emeritus bids farewell
Much luck to Gow BY JAY WEISBERGER
the staff here would add hours
to production time.
I suppose I could talk about
student life here also, but, I
What can I do for them in a don’t know, I don’t feel like hit-
The Fiat Lux will be missing two very important assets next
What do I do with this
What does a gradu-
few short column inches?
What can I say about Judy
Tsang, more of a best friend
ting the soapbox circuit. I could,
but it’s time for me to leave well
semester: past Fiat Lux Advisor Sharon Hoover and Chair of the ating Editor-in-Chief than a co-worker? She is a Believe me, those who are
Communications Department Joe Gow. do in a farewell piece? woman who will take this paper taking over this publication will
Whenever we, as the Fiat or as students, were in a bind and in The problem with col- even higher over the next year. be opining plenty on campus
need of advice, we knew we can turn to both these great figures. lege newspapers is you hit your She has been a person I could life.
Although the current staff hasn’t worked with Hoover much, we stride and your tenure is over. count on when I needed a shoul- So here I am. I have no idea
still know that her influence was great. This is a good thing, but, to be der to lean on. She has been the at all what to write about.
The Fiat Lux has a strong alumni base and they often return honest, you don’t spend a lot of best friend I could ask for. Maybe I should make my NHL
telling us of all the great and zany tales as well as the advice of time thinking of a farewell col- I know she’s going to be an playoff predictions (Penguins,
Sharon Hoover. Without her guidance, the Fiat, then, would not umn. amazing Editor-in-Chief. baby).
have been so strong. You always feel like you are You’ve probably noticed imme- The point is, as Editor-in-
The strength continued to pour down into future generations of just getting started. Suddenly, diate improvements over her Chief, the buck may stop at you,
the Fiat and we, the current staff, are certainly grateful for the 14 issues have been produced predecessor. but you are nothing without
solid foundation upon which we have to build. and you’re done. There are professors who everyone around you. An
Gow has always fought for the Fiat, especially our freedom of What can I say here? How do have been one-half support Editor-in-Chief cannot produce
press and expression. I thank an executive board who team and one-half critic, making 16 pages of copy, make sure the
While at our annual college media convention in New York City, bent over backwards and three sure that the Fiat does the best books stay in the black, develop
we met other student newspaper staffs who are at a constant strug- different directions week in and it can do. photos and distribute the paper
gle for freedom and independence. week out? A staff that put up There are people in town who alone.
Our current advisor Robyn Goodman, Joe Gow and Sharon with me! There’s something to tell me they really enjoy seeing I will miss the job, but I am
Hoover do not even ask to have prior reading, let alone censor the commend them for. the paper. There are people in equally anxious to watch the
Fiat’s material. What could I possibly say town who have approached me new staff hit the ground run-
We have been lucky to have such caring, diplomatic and knowl- about the photo staff, or the about something they did not ning. I know great things are
edgeable people leading us in our efforts to be recognized as a hon- business staff? Or the produc- like. All of them have helped me going to come.
orable and notable newspaper. tion staff? These are the people learn — this is what student For now, though, I just do not
Thank you, Joe Gow and Sharon Hoover, for helping not only the who work out of public view. newspapers are about, right? know how to thank the most
Fiat Lux, but the entire environment of Alfred University to Without this group of hard There’s simply too much to wonderful group of coworkers I
become a community which we are increasingly proud to be mem- workers, the paper might not talk about than I could be able could imagine.
bers of. even get produced. At the very to handle in these precious few Let me know if you get any
We wish you all the best as you venture off into the next chapter least, knocking out just one of inches. ideas. ❍
of your life. ❍
Fiat Lux intends to
Does death do justice after all?
It has been brought to the Fiat Lux’s attention that there have
BY JASON PILARZ
antiquated in civilized society.
All Western nations, save ours,
that protects us to a certain
extent. Yet, this protection is
have abolished the death penal- not free. The cost is that of
been people posing as Fiat staffers to engage in an activity that the
When Timothy ty. maintaining offenders away
Fiat would never condone.
McVeigh was sen- However, we continue to from society in prisons.
Pretending to be a Fiat Lux photographer to legitimize any act
tenced to die for his practice execution on both the As much as we’d all like to
that could be construed as insulting is an abuse of First
role in the Oklahoma state and federal levels, and reduce that cost by killing off a
City bombing, a fun- America’s biggest embarrass- few undesirables, it simply can’t
Journalists enjoy freedom of the press and in return are held
damental problem was raised. ment is scheduled to occur May happen. These offenders are
responsible for what they print both in words and images. In addi-
How are we going to fit 16. being removed from society for
tion, a journalist’s conduct while on assignment is a reflection of the
all of the victims’ families in the Embarrassment? Yes. Faced their crimes against it; our jus-
Reporters and staff members work to maintain honest relation- execution chamber to watch? with a terrorist threat, our tice system cannot perpetuate
ships with the members of their community. U.S. Attorney General John great nation rises up against these crimes. Execution
Responsible journalism is hard enough without the added tension Ashcroft has come up with a the terrorist and kills him in a reduces all of us and makes us
of trying to reverse an unearned negative reputation. solution: he’s going to broadcast punitive action. no better than the criminals we
While few publications can avoid stepping on toes from time to it on closed-circuit television so I thought we were a better are killing.
time, the Fiat Lux would never intentionally or maliciously offend that all of the victims can be in nation than this. Apparently Our society preserves order
anyone. attendance. not. and freedom, so it has the right
The Fiat is considering creating press passes for our photogra- I find this quite disturbing, Ironically, McVeigh’s death to take away that freedom from
phers and reporters to avoid future incidents of this kind. because it reveals the true will give him exactly what he offenders. However, the society
If you ever feel uncomfortable with any request made by some- motives behind execution: puni- wants: attention. If his attack is did not give life; it has no right
one claiming to be a Fiat Lux journalist, remember that you always tive justice. what he says it was: an act of to take it away.
have the right to refuse comment until you can verify their claim. I don’t mean to trivialize the war against the United States, Criminals are humans, too,
Any legitimate journalist should understand and honor such a pain McVeigh has caused these then putting him to death mere- and they have the right to be
request. people; the larger idea here is ly legitimizes his cause and treated humanely, just as all of
We know we do. ❍ the notion of execution in our paints him as a martyr. Better us do. Just because they com-
ostensibly civilized society. to let him rot in prison for 50 mitted crimes against our soci-
Many reasons are given in years. ety does not give us the right to
support of the death penalty; Another issue raised is that of do the same unto them.
Fiat Lux among them is that execution
acts as a deterrent, keeps the
public safe from a dangerous
responsibility. We as a society
need to take some responsibili-
ty to deal with problems.
Oh well, we still have one
hope. President Bush has the
opportunity to end this travesty
Editor-in-Chief offender and acts as a punish- Killing them off is certainly not and stay the execution. If we’re
Judy Tsang ment. going to work, as experience lucky, maybe he will.
Managing Editor Business Manager Production Manager
The least noble of these is has shown. Maybe. ❍
Jason Pilarz Jason Pilarz Sarah Guariglia
punishment. Putting someone We have the luxury of a police
Copy Manager Advertising Manager Photo Editor
Catherine Kevett Luis Vasquez Charles Britt & Kat to death for punitive reasons is presence and a court system
News Editor Billing Manager Darkroom Manager
Alison Savett Vacant Jennifer Kristiansen
A&E Editor Circulations Systems Manager
☺ The Fiat Lux would like to
Jenelle Silvers Jared Branfman Matt Redente
Sports Editor Subscriptions Web Manager
Benjamin Lee Greg Potter Charlie Casparius
Features Editor Next issue: May 2
Ashley Brenon Faculty Adviser Copy Deadline: April 26
Robyn Goodman Ad Deadline: April 24
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feedback from its readers. Letters to the
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tion of a broad and liberal education con-
wish the Alfred community a happy
and safe Hot Dog Day! ☺
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GUEST COLUMNIST LETTER TO THE EDITOR
In dire need of diversity in faculty Health Center is mis-
BY SHEREE JOHNSON about 10 years ago. There was added, “AU’s salaries are very
When I first visited Alfred
Athletic Director Hank Ford; a
basketball coach who also taught
French; Dwight Barning, who
rigid [low].” Hoover and Johnson
agreed that minority professors
have left Alfred because they
represented in survey
University, I thought it was a was in the education department; were overworked and underpaid. Dear Editor: professional, 94 percent believe
decent school, a nice rural setting Renee Simmons, who was in the I know that at least two the staff acted in a confidential
where I could concentrate on my performing arts department; and African-American professors, as We are writing in response to manner, 95 percent felt the staff
studies. Wally Higgins, who was a design Edmondson said, made it to the the “Student Senate Update” in treated them with dignity and
What made me most comfort- professor that was on faculty for final selection process to come the April 4, 2001 Fiat Lux. respect, and 90 percent experi-
able was the diversity of stu- about 20 years and retired. teach at Alfred in the fall. But he It mentioned that Daryl enced overall satisfaction with
dents I saw when I first visited Edmondson told me that AU did not tell me what they would Conte gave an update on his their health care provider.
here. Some students were inter- does well recruiting minorities of teach. focus group for research into These results offer a contrast
national students, Latinos, Asian Asian and Indian backgrounds. He said that AU “advertises the Crandall Health Center ser- to the focus group’s comment
and African-American. Since I However, we agreed that AU has frequently in journals that at vices. The feedback mentioned that the CHC lacks profession-
visited campus on the weekend, I a major area of deficit when it least label themselves as having was negative, and none of the alism and privacy.
did not get to see classes and pro- comes to African-Americans and a special audience of minority positive remarks were printed. While it is SHAC’s duty to
fessors. Imagine my surprise Latinos. readers.” As members of SHAC, your represent the students and act
during my first week here, as a He and Hoover, professor of I don’t think that’s enough Student Health Advisory as their voice within the
freshman student, when I looked English, agreed that it would because AU is relying on what Committee, we were disturbed Crandall Health Center, it is
around and thought to myself take one year to develop a plan to these journals tell them. It obvi- by this item for several reasons. also our responsibility to inform
there are no African-American solve this problem. ously isn’t working. Johnson said We regret that SHAC was the campus about the different
professors on campus. Hoover said, “It has to be that AU should, “cultivate rela- not asked to be involved in this services the CHC offers. We
When I returned to school this developed, go through the tionships between other colleges, research process. According to have done this through our
year as a sophomore, I figured I lawyers, and go through the junior colleges and universities.” our informational brochure, a newsletters, programs and
would see if there were any board of trustees; then the board This way we can try to pull big part of SHAC’s role is to informational tables.
changes in faculty. There approves it and we send out our minorities from these colleges “become part of the link However, what we have not
weren’t. applications.” without worrying about reaching between Alfred University stu- emphasized is all the services
I decided to interview If I were an art student, I minorities. He also suggested dents and Health Services” and the CHC staff provides which
President Charles Edmondson to would like to draw, design and that AU should “target [our] to “lobby on behalf of the stu- go beyond what most other
see what he thought about the create projects from an Afro-cen- advertisement and promotions dents of Alfred University” health centers would offer.
lack of minority professors at tric point of view and to compare towards mediums in which the regarding health related issues. There have been many occa-
AU. two opinions and choose which I particular target and audience We are to be a liaison sions when staff members have
When I recently met with him like best. As a student that is read and listen to.” One medium between the campus and the adjusted their schedules to
in his office in Carnegie Hall, he paying a lot of money for tuition is urban radio; others are higher Crandall Health Center and act accommodate the students’ time
greeted me with open arms and here, I don’t want to have to set- education and black community- as representatives for the stu- frame. They will often transport
asked me how my day was going. tle for what is given to me. I want based periodicals, and national dents and advisors to the students’ lab specimens to St.
We then sat down at his round to be satisﬁed with my education magazines like Ebony, Jet and Health Center. The fact that a James Hospital themselves,
table for a chat. and learning experience. Black Enterprise. focus group was formed without just so the student does not
I told him that I spoke with dif- I recently spoke with Steve President Edmondson knows us is quite unfortunate. have to be inconvenienced.
ferent students on campus, and Johnson, who was an African- that the diversity rate among We are unclear as to who They arrange for referral ser-
we are all curious as to why there American professor here at AU professors is a growing problem. comprised this group, what vices, and even help make the
are no African-American teach- from 1991 to 1993. He left AU He gives reasons on why there questions were asked, and travel arrangements for stu-
ers at AU. Since this is because Howard University are not any African-American whether or not the information dents. Often, CHC has provided
Edmondson’s first year, I under- offered him a better package. professors here, and he says he came from facts. SHAC has services not typically offered,
stood when he told me that he When he was here, he was the will eventually do something done focus groups in the past just so the student does not
had not gone through a recruit- director of arts programming and about it. We’re paying our hard- geared towards obtaining valid have to wait for the care.
ing cycle yet, and his ﬁrst oppor- events under Student Affairs. earned money to come to AU and feedback regarding the opinions We understand, as does the
tunity to recruit will take place in Interestingly, he was the co- I think we should get the educa- of students who have actually CHC, that not every student is
early spring. founder of Friday Night Live tion we pay for. received services from the always happy with their health
Although AU has not had any with Dan Napolitano, director of Organizations and individuals Health Center. We are always center services, or they may not
faculty vacancies in a long time, student activities, he was the fac- ought to write very polite, firm willing to do this when the need like what the staff has to recom-
some vacancies are coming up in ulty advisor for Hot Dog Day, he letters to Chair of the English arises and would have appreci- mend to them medically.
the College of Liberal Arts and managed the Performing Arts Department Louis Greiff and ated the opportunity to do so It is this understanding that
Sciences. I know that this is Theorists, and he was SAB’s Edmondson about this issue, and this semester. motivates the CHC to regularly
Sharon Hoover’s last semester, advisor. follow up on the letters. Make It is important to note that evaluate their services and the
and Joe Gow is leaving, amongst “AU is a great place for people sure your organization president the Crandall Health Center was satisfaction of their customers.
others. Edmondson also told me of color for entry level opportuni- and advisor sign the letter. Write also unaware that this group It is also the reason that SHAC
that the art department has sev- ties from one to three years letters every two or three was formed. The CHC is always exists. We want to act as your
eral vacancies. because there is limited room for months so they don’t forget us. willing to hear feedback, both representation in a fair and
Thinking about everything he upward mobility.” So AU is like a Hoover told me that our facul- positive and constructive. effective way.
said, his explanations beg more resume builder. There has to be ty needs evidence from the stu- Students who visit the CHC are Please email us anytime at
questions: Why can’t we just certain incentives for African- dents and staff to show the invited to participate in an firstname.lastname@example.org with any ques-
make up some new courses that American faculty professors to trustees. This way, they have anonymous electronic survey tions or comments. We can not
students want to have within the come here to teach. proof of campus support to following their visit. If the stu- speak for you if you do not tell
school and recruit for the new Here’s another question I recruit African-Americans. dent agrees, then a survey is e- us what to say. Thank you.
classes? In reply, Edmondson have: The University puts a lot of At AU, knowledge is only mailed to them and he or she
told me that the presence of effort into bringing minority stu- spread 180 degrees because we can choose whether to fill it out Sincerely,
African-Americans in graduate dents from all over the country don’t learn from all perspectives. and all replies are anonymous.
programs is not evenly distrib- here, so why can’t they do that It is written in black and white Last semester, the survey Brian Matt
uted across the academic spec- when it comes to professors? that AU has very diverse staff was sent to 352 students who all Class of 2004
trum. Edmondson explained to me that and faculty members, but where received services from the Mandy Nourse
“Forty percent of all the doc- AU has put a lot of effort into are they? Knowledge cannot Crandall Health Center. The Class of 2001
toral holders among African- recruiting African-American pro- spread in a 360 degree vapor survey had a 45 percent Stephanie Rudd
Americans are in education, and fessors. unless AU puts some black response rate and the results Class of 2004
that’s one discipline,” he said. “We made offers to them in the pieces on their white-colored reflected the following: 93 per- and other members of SHAC
But what gets me is that there past and even made offers to hire paper. cent found the CHC staff to be
used to be African-American spouses if they would come, and Think about it. ❍
staff and faculty here at Alfred we got turned down.” Hoover
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Dear Editor: really feel that way about the man that our my view. These sorts of antics, at least in my what I havc to say and some will, but take
school was named after, then what are they experience, were reserved for when you my opinion for what it’s worth. Vandalism is
I am writing in regards to Kyle Torok’s last doing here in the ﬁrst place? stole a rival school’s mascot. We made fun of wrong. Pranks are stupid.
edition of Observations on Stuff. I whole- Where I disagree with Torok is in his their school, not ours. Showing disrespect to
heartedly agree with his stance of vandalism statement that everyone enjoys a good King Alfred is showing disrespect to Alfred Kristofer Stachowiak
here on campus. When I ﬁrst saw the King prank. Not everyone thinks it’s funny when University, and it is not a view that I would Class of 2001
Alfred statue painted, I couldn’t help but costumes are put on King Alfred. I don’t. like to share.
thinking what a waste it was. If these people And I know quite a few of my friends share I know some people will not agree with
April 18, 2001 News — Page 4 Fiat Lux
BY JUDY TSANG
S T U D E N T S ENATE U P D A T E
joining Senate tonight, promptly
…Hoover that she could be a superior
mentor, Hoover said, “One of
zations is crucial so students
can feel the faculty support.
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF at 8 p.m. Don’t be late. What else CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE the pluses of having a hard time Hoover said that her involve-
to do tonight? Bring your when you’re young is that ment with the Fiat Lux brought
Although last week’s Senate Senator Handbooks. They will be Her committed involvement you’re sympathetic to other her closer to many students, as
meeting was a bit speedy to give collected. to many areas of campus life, people who have a hard time… I has her later involvement in
the Student Senate Forum on Just a reminder, all student including the English Division, thoroughly enjoy the fact that ALANA, WIC and Performing
Prejudice, Hate and organizations need to ﬁll out and Women’s Studies, the Writing Alfred has hired so many young Arts groups.
Discrimination ample time, busi- return their Student Center, and the Fiat Lux, has women, and anything I could do “I think that students are too
ness still went on as usual. Organization Recognition brought about many positive to help them along, I was just active in groups at Alfred some-
Budget hearings may be over, Renewal packets. changes. As Associate grateful to do it.” times, but on the other hand I
but the Senate still has to vote to At the Senate meeting prior to Professor of English Susan A group of alumni also like that students can try out
pass the budget. Voting will take last week’s, discussion took place Morehouse put it, “she is equal- expressed their gratitude and new things and learn how to be
place during the last Senate in regards to the alterations ly eager to help whether the sit- admiration to Hoover. As Craig active politically and profes-
meeting of the semester, April made to the policies on voting uation is a hard one or a cele- Peretz (Class of ’88) put it, “she sionally right here on campus …
25; once passed, the budget will and run-offs. It was discussed bratory one.” made us want to be better peo- I think that’s a great prepara-
become public. that with only two candidates, Hoover counts among her ple. She taught us how to set tion for the world.”
New budgets do not mean we there shouldn’t be a need for a accomplishments “opening con- our own standards, how to Along with this idea, Hoover
forget our outstanding bills. Pay run-off. Work still needs to be versations and encouraging write and write well — her brought up Alfred’s past efforts
them up or see Treasurer done on the policy. people to stand up and engage biggest challenge.” to recruit more minority faculty
Rachael Downey. Here’s some trivial informa- in academic conversations.” She Ron Bel Bruno (Class of ’86), and administration.
Secretary Gretchen tion: did you know there are spoke highly of the students she “Alfred is at a disadvantage
Schwerzler announced that the more injuries that occur during has worked with, saying “I find “This is more in that way … it’s something we
new attendance policy goes into the period after spring break the student body on the whole need to continue to work on —
effect now that the budget hear- than the rest of the year? That’s here just incredible. Honest, wonderful for me how we can support minority
ings are over. Questions about what Dean of Students Gerald D. open… not just academically students on campus with facul-
the new policy, which is to be Brody revealed to us. “Injuries but in the way individual stu- than my wedding ty and advisors,” she said.
added to the Constitution, should are directly correlated with dents reach out to other stu- She named several minority
be directed to Schwerzler. spring weather,” he said. dents and reach out to groups.” day.” faculty that had worked at
President Liz Reina With the sun creeping up more Hoover’s inclusive view of her Alfred in the past, and noted
announced that President than once a week, take caution. ❍ life, family and career has — Sharon Hoover that it was hard to keep them
Charles E. Edmondson will be allowed an amazing closeness here. “I’m sure that Alfred
between herself, her colleagues emphasized Hoover’s subtle tries, but we need to find a new
Rasmussen pointed out that it and students, whom Greiff caring as well as her direct and better way to try.”
…Riley is difficult to see what we are
entrenched in. Also, she said, “we
called her “Alfred University
children.” One of Hoover’s own
nature. He said he applies a
“what would Sharon do?” men-
Hoover has seen many
changes during her life in
CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE are culturally organized by our children attended Alfred tality in his professional and Alfred; she noted former
society—not the rebel or University, as does her grand- personal life, often reminding President Coll’s efforts to put
tions,” she said. protest.” daughter now, which further himself of her phrase, “Be hon- the university on a strong finan-
She acknowledged these expe- Those activists who do work strengthens her feeling of a est, firm and friendly.” cial foundation, as well as
riences can be radically different; against corporate usurpation of familial bond to the community. Chad Bowman (Class of ’94) another former president’s deci-
but whether we have the lan- the people’s rights are like farm- “I enjoy being able to go to said he was “grateful to have sion several decades ago not to
guage for it, or the speciﬁc recog- ers bailing hay without twine, class and say, ‘Hey, you did a labored under her high stan- switch to open admissions, but
nition of it, corporations “are the said Rasmussen. They can not great job with that play last dards,” and remembered her as to become more selective.
latest manifestations of patriar- hold together their hay, because night,’ or, ‘Congratulations on “the kind of professor that “For Alfred, that was a cru-
chal control, in which divisions they lack a vital resource. In the your award,’ or, ‘Why weren’t homesick students went to.” cial decision. Our student body
are made between subordinates case of the farmer, it is twine; in you at class? I saw you at the Other alumni in attendance has improved and yet at the
and their rulers. Corporate domi- the case, of activists it is power. supermarket.’” Hoover had many stories of Hoover’s same time is still a very person-
nance is the most pervasive and “Despite citizen protest laughed. “Though some people interaction with the Fiat Lux able student body,” said Hoover
destructive system today,” against corporate assault…our may not like it.” and its staff during her advise- As Bowman put it during the
Rasmussen said. larger goals of self sustaining In her speech at the retire- ment of the paper. They retirement luncheon, Hoover
Corporations, granted person- community seem only to be fad- ment celebration, Hoover spoke acknowledged her work as “always knew to stop at the top
hood and thereby rights by the ing,” said Rasmussen. of education as “making people nothing short of a miracle in of her game — that’s why we’re
Supreme Court in 1886, have In order to gain power, aware of the beauty and strug- getting some of the students to here today.”
taken on a dominant role over the Rasmussen suggests that people gle of the world.” cooperate despite personal and Despite the high emotion dis-
people who once created and con- engage others in dialogue about She believes that AU’s histo- ideological differences, always played by many of the atten-
trolled them but are now at the the history of corporate control, ry of ethnic and religious toler- making them see past their dif- dees, Hoover took the podium
mercy of their corporate politics take on the quest for common ance has helped shape what she ferences to their common goal with a smile and the comment
of proﬁt at any cost. good rather than profit and sees as one of the school’s major of putting out the newspaper. that “this is more wonderful for
“The common good was rede- involve themselves in communi- values: respect for other people. “I enjoy the fact that the me than my wedding day.”
ﬁned to mean the corporate good, ties where they can fully enact “Alfred has diverse sorts of University has such an enlight- Hoover later said that people
wherein the corporations used protest. people… artists to engineers to ened policy about the student asked her how she wasn’t cry-
people for their ends, and that “We shouldn’t just modify cor- athletes. I like the mix of stu- newspaper, that there’s always ing through the entire thing.
continues today,” said porations; we need to get them dents, and I think their interac- been a lot of freedom of the “I think I was too shocked,
Rasmussen, pointing to examples out of our lives,” she said. tion is superb.” press on this campus,” said personally … and I was too
of nuclear waste dumps and com- The Riley Lecture series was Hoover mentioned the Hoover. happy, I just thought it was
munication mergers in which the sponsored as a gift from Pamela strength of the faculty in this She believes that faculty great to see all my friends,” she
good of the people was willfully Riley Osborn ‘62; Patricia A. area as well, and their coopera- involvement in student organi- said. ❍
ignored for the sake of increasing Riley, ‘65 and Melissa Riley in tion and innovation in adding
proﬁt margins. memory of their parents. cross-disciplinary content to APARTMENTS AVAILABLE
Why though, if corporations Elizabeth, ‘36, was a local activist courses in several areas of the FOR SUMMER 2001
are so destructive aren’t more involved in issues such as pay University. AND SCHOOL YEAR 2001-2002
people outraged and fighting equity for women. Charles was a Other professors as well as
against the corporate system of 1935 graduate who supported his alumni added their stories in # Five-bedroom house on 20 Terrace St. Newly
control? wife and her efforts. ❍ tribute to Hoover at her retire- remodeled and well-insulated. Close to AU
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Robyn Goodman, referred to Alfred Station Post Office. One or two-bedroom
Hoover as a mentor. apartments at the Cow Palace, a decaplex building,
Said Westacott, “There was 1.2 miles from campus in the other direction.
no aspect of my life that Sharon
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advice on.” Morehouse noted college student. Landlord is fair about security
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Fiat Lux News — Page 5 April 18, 2001
Minority faculty lacking
BY CHARLIE CASPARIUS Division, said, “I think communi- process of developing a plan to
WEB MANAGER ty has something to do with it. recruit more members of minori-
For instance, if a Hispanic- ty communities, which would
Alfred claims to be a diverse cam- American faculty or staff job include broadening their adver-
pus. applicant thinks about taking a tisement base.
On the surface, some may think position at Alfred, the absence of The plan that Hoover and
it is entirely true. We have stu- a Hispanic-American community Edmondson talked about would
dent groups like Poder Latino
and Shades of Ebony, who are
members of the ALANA team,
which celebrate the student body
diversity here at Alfred.
in or near Alfred might inﬂuence
him or her. Hence, an area where
such communities existed might
prove more attractive.”
Another reason is that Alfred’s
take over a year to implement.
This plan’s purpose would be to
target more minorities in new,
innovative ways. Their targets
would mostly include the African-
To go along with the student salaries are relatively low. Some American community, as well as
groups, there are many minority members of the faculty have the Latino community. However, David Szczerbacki, dean of the College of Business, presented a
students who are everyday moved on to other colleges they mentioned afterward that workshop last March in Arlington, Va.
names in the student community. because, according to Sharon the plan would also have to go “Succession Concerns: The Aging of Leadership” was the name of
With great diverse student lead- Hoover, professor of English, through a lot of legal steps in the workshop that Szczerbacki co-presented at the Development
ers like Poder Latino President salaries are more competitive at order to get implemented. District Association of Appalachia Conference.
Omar Perez and past Student other colleges. Alfred is trying, and there is no Szczerbacki’s co-presenter was Donald Rychnowski, executive
Senate President Carlos Pearce, Although it may seem easy to one here saying we do not want director of the Southern Tier West Regional Planning and
we sometimes we lose sight of the try and recruit members of a minority members. It just seems Development Board.
lack of diversity in the faculty. minority for positions in Alfred there are a lot of things in the • The “Father of the [Birth Control] Pill” presented the annual
However, it has been brought University, it is really impossible way, including — but certainly Scholes Lecture yesterday in Nevins Theater.
to attention that there is a signiﬁ- to know the background of every not limited to — a lack of social Dr. Carl Djerassi spoke on the subject of “Noble Science, Nobel
cant lack of minority staff mem- applicant that applies for an open communities of similar minority Lust” during the third annual lecture.
bers, most noticeably a lack of position. backgrounds in the Alfred area, a Djerassi’s talk centered on the idea that scientists work within a
African-American faculty mem- Greiff, who is also involved in lack of competitive salaries, as “tribal culture” whose rules and mores are not often communicated,
bers. This seems to be odd at a recruiting for the English well as a slightly weak advertis- but are instead acquired by experience.
school that boasts a diverse popu- Division here at Alfred, said, ing ability. • Ten AU faculty have received grants to support their research
lation. A lot of people are curious “There is no way of knowing There is not anything wrong from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.
as to why this is; frankly, there is about the ethnic make-up of the here at Alfred; there are just a Nine of the grants are from the research budget, while one is
not one overpowering reason for entire pool [of applicants], few things that do not attract funded by the Joseph Kruson Trust Fund.
this. because we only interview the members of minority faculty to Projects funded include videos, the design of biomass gasification
Part of the reason may be the top dozen or so candidates” our campus. units and writing of the biography of an internationally known con-
social surroundings of Alfred. According to Hoover and Some of the factors needed to cert violinist.
This town is predominantly President Charles Edmondson, increase our appeal to minority
white. the University already advertises faculty are ones that can be
Louis Greiff, professor of in places that target specific changed, while still others might As of press time, a curfew was in effect for Cincinnati after violence
English and chair of the English minorities. They are in the be more difﬁcult. ❍ erupted in response to the shooting of an unarmed black man.
Mayor Charles Luken imposed an 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew in the
who oversees the motor pool, gas. Although Rausch was city after violence caused a great deal of damage to the city.
…Van Safety was unavailable to answer ques-
tions about driver qualifications
unavailable for an interview,
Brody is confident that if prob-
Nineteen-year-old Timothy Thomas, wanted on 14 misdemeanor
warrants, was shot after being chased by police. The FBI is cur-
CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE as of press time. lems regarding the vans them- rently investigating.
However, the University has selves exist, they will be found • The creator of the yellow smiley face, a symbol recognized the
Service Adviser. investigated how other schools and solved. world over, died last week at age 79.
These vans needed class E similar to Alfred approach 15- David Peckham, Assistant Harvey R. Ball, who co-owned an advertising firm, created the
tires which have a higher load passenger van driver qualifica- Director of Physical Plant, was symbol in 1963.
rating, meaning that they are tions. There is no one standard, also unavailable for an interview. He was paid $45 for his creation, and never applied for a copy-
equipped to carry more weight, said Brody. Alfred is an isolated place that right of the image.
than the class C tires that were Possible solutions include a requires many people to travel His son noted that Ball received letters from around the world,
found on the three wheels, he Department of Motor Vehicles long distances often with less thanking him for the smiley face.
said. review of license, a driver safety than desirable road and weather • Days after China released captured American pilots, the U.S. has
However, said the Customer orientation class and a short conditions, said President placed blame for the crash on the Chinese.
Service Advisor, the lower load practical test with a driver’s edu- Charles Edmondson. The Chinese pilot was killed and the U.S. spy plane damaged
rating on the blown tire was cation teacher for all students “The opportunity for problems after the Chinese fighter jet buzzed too close to the American
unlikely to have caused the acci- that would like to drive universi- to occur is greater even under plane, according to U.S. officials.
dent. All tires are built to with- ty vehicles, said Brody. The the best of circumstances,” he Before the April 1 collision, the pilot was deliberately harrasing
stand higher weights than neces- process is just beginning. Each of said. the U.S. plane, according to U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald
sary and the van was not ﬁlled to these measures is only a possible “We are going to do every- Rumsfield.
its capacity. solution, he said. thing we can to make sure we
Mr. Baldwin covered the $700 The government recommends have total safety,” said
bill and has been reimbursed by that vans be equipped with quali- Edmondson. ❍ Recent Israeli-Palestinian violence has subdued traditional
the University. ty rear tires and a full tank of Christian celebrations in Jerusalem.
The government study con- Pilgrims carried crosses and candles in retracing the last steps of
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April 18, 2001 Features — Page 6 Fiat Lux
Alfred revs up for Hot Dog Day Odyssey
BY JASON PILARZ longer this year, said Brelvi and “I, myself, cannot wait for Hot charities.” riﬁc Hot Dog Day,” she comment-
MANAGING EDITOR will be marshaled by the presi- Dog Day,” said Pidcoe, “this will Despite all the hard work of ed.
dents from both schools. Another be my last Hot Dog Day, and it’s the co-chairs, Nyman doesn’t “Hopefully it will be a beautiful
An annual Alfred tradition is Hot Dog Day mainstay is the hot always such a joy to see two cam- seem to mind. day. We’ve got a lot planned, and
renewed on Saturday when 2001: dog booths. There will be three puses and a community come “We work very well together, everyone will have a blast,” said
A Hot Dog Odyssey will take over hot dog booths, run by Lambda together to help out their local and I am looking forward to a ter- Brelvi. ❍
the village. Chi Alpha, Kappa Psi Upsilon
It “is going to be bigger and and an organization from Alfred avenue to deﬁne the parameters they escalate. The University
better than ever,” said Hot Dog
Day Co-Chair Lauren Pidcoe.
State College. There will also be a
“smart dog” booth run by the
…SAFE of what the student body does
want, to deﬁne the positive proac-
needs “not only to oppose intoler-
ance,” said Junior Charles
This Saturday, April 21, will be Forest People. The booths will be CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE tive measures that should be Robinson, “but also to support
the big day. Festivities have been open from noon until 5 p.m. on taken. multiculturalism.”
occurring all week. Saturday. of the resolution and the possible The forum assumed an open Concrete ideas were offered to
An institution since its incep- The Mud Olympics will be held impact such a resolution could discussion format, providing the implement meaningful change.
tion in 1971, Hot Dog Day is an at 1 p.m. Events include the have on the University. opportunity to address the issue Several people cited the need for
event that brings together the obstacle course, mud volleyball The delicate wording of such a of insensitivity, which has been a forum to accommodate and
two college campuses and the and tug-of-war. New this year is a resolution must respect the right lurking in the dark and which encourage an ongoing dialogue.
community to raise money for a registration fee per team, which to freedom of speech. Discussion many people have chosen to Robinson cited the need for
good cause and to have fun. will be donated to charity. There also underscored the need for a ignore in hopes that it will go “serious recruitment of minority
“It’s a great event for the two will be a Lip Sync Thursday at common vocabulary, the need to away. faculty, mandatory First Year
schools to come together and put Alfred State, sponsored by clearly delineate the meanings of “To deny differences is a trav- Experience sessions dealing with
on for the Alfred community,” Shades of Ebony. A Casino Night ambiguous terms such as ‘zero esty,” said Senior Josh Walczak. differences and multicultural
said Chrissy Nyman, also co- is being held Friday in the Knight tolerance,’ ‘hate crimes’ and ‘dis- Many of the people in atten- speakers and events.”
chair of the event. She noted that Club, and carnival booths will be crimination.’ dance took part in the discussion Senior Seth Mulligan reiterat-
one of the best parts of planning open Saturday on Main St. The need to distinguish which stemmed initially from the ed the need for “more multicul-
Hot Dog Day is being able to With all of the fun activities, it between acts of ignorance and sharing of personal experiences tural programming at all levels,
work with students from Alfred will be easy to miss the true pur- acts of malice was also empha- by the victims of mistreatment from guest lecturers and visiting
State. pose of Hot Dog Day: to raise sized. based on differences. The piling professors, to residence hall pro-
New this year are a coloring money for local charities. Dean of Students Gerald Brody on of examples shared by individ- grams, to full time faculty.” These
contest during the week and an “[The] money we raise will be explained, “The resolution is ual victims helped to define and suggestions raised the issue of
added obstacle course to the Mud distributed to eight places about what you the students will contextualize the problem. funding.
Olympics. Also, the Ice Cream throughout this area,” said or won’t accept, what this Once the problem had been Brody explained, “The money
Bash, normally held in Davis Brelvi. She noted that groups University environment should identiﬁed and deﬁned, discussion is spent on something. It is just a
Gym, has been moved to the Fire must apply to receive charity be.” probed the more difﬁcult issues of matter of priority. So you have to
Hall Friday at 6 p.m., according funds from Hot Dog Day. This The resolution, seen as another how to combat the problem. ask yourself, ‘Is this worth taking
to Nyman. year, groups receiving money form of protection, would provide The overwhelming sentiment a stand?’”
Aminah Brelvi, the third Hot include Little League, the Alfred a sense of safety. By adopting a was that reform efforts should go Senior Christa Nyman ended
Dog Day co-chair, said that there Fire Hall, Literacy Volunteers statement that speaks for the stu- beyond words on a page. Thus, the evening with a positive chal-
will be plenty of entertainment and Mother Against Drunk dent body, the resolution would the passage of a resolution would lenge, “Let’s do something. Let’s
this year. The AU Jesters will Driving. help to create a basis of action and represent one small step in a see a commitment to bring this up
perform and a performer will be Nyman noted that $800 was an environment of peer support much larger effort to affect per- again.”
making balloon animals. There raised from last year’s Hot Dog in which students do not feel vasive and meaningful change. A session was held Monday
will also be many rides, including Day. intimidated to take a stand The recent incidents provided April 16 at 8 p.m. in Nevins
a Ferris wheel, a climbing wall, Excitement for the event is against incidences of insensitivity the impetus to do something, to Theater as the first steps to for-
joust and Moon Bounce. evident among the three co- based on differences. set in place the measures neces- mally draft a Senate resolution. ❍
The annual parade will be chairs of Hot Dog Day. The resolution provides an sary to squash stereotypes before
Fiat Lux Features — Page 7 April 18, 2001
Seventh Annual Alﬁe Awards show to be a hit
BY LUIS VASQUEZ by Alfies Academy members Contribution by a Student to Chavez in a post-conference Awards Ceremony will be on
AD MANAGER Mitchell Chavez and Sheila Campus Life,” which will be interview. April 27, 2001 at 8 p.m. in
Callahan, with the exception of selected by the Office of “There will be tons of surpris- Holmes Auditorium, with a pre-
The Alfie Awards Press “Outstanding Contribution in Student Activities very soon. es and new things, things you awards show reception begin-
Conference was held on April Hot Dog Day,” which will be Academy members took their haven’t seen before, but we ning at 7 p.m. in the Harder
10, 2001 at 12:15 p.m. in Nevins selected by April 23, “The seats on stage while Chavez and won’t give anything away now. Hall lobby and plaza. Students
Theater and was broadcast live Alfies Award Recognizing Callahan made the announce- You will have to wait for the are encouraged to vote begin-
on AUTV. Distinguished Service to AU,” ments to the public. night of the show to see,” added ning April 16 through 18 from
All of the award categories whose winner has already been “Expect a bigger and fancier Chavez. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the
and nominees were announced selected, and “Outstanding Alfies show this year,” stated The Seventh Annual Alfie McNamara Room. ❍
THIS YEAR’S NOMINEES ARE...
Below is the list of all the cate- Best Male Actor in a Comedy Series Outstanding Design in a Performing Outstanding Contribution to the Outstanding Contribution by a reek
gories and the nominees Paul Bynum (Mosaic) Arts Production University Community by an Academic Organization
announced at the press conference: Josh Chodakowsky (Friday Night Kara Midlam (Costume Design, Student Group Delta Zeta
Live) De Donde?) Art Union (Art & Design) Delta Sigma Phi
Benjamin R. Link Award for Best Radio Kris Stachowiak (Friday Night Hank Preston (Lightning, Sylvia) Psi Chi (Liberal Arts) Sigma Alpha Mu
Show Live) Hank Preston (Co-lightning, Student Managed Investment Alpha Kappa Omicron
Mike Campbell Kyle Torok (Pirate Theater) Dance Concert) Fund (Business) Alpha Chi Rho
Colin Kelley Josh Walczak (Pirate Theater) Earl Stephens (Set Design, Sylvia) Lambda Chi Alpha
Omar Perez Earl Stephens (Sound, Dr. Outstanding Staff Contribution to
Charles Robinson Outstanding Female in a Performing Faustus) Campus Life Outstanding Community Service
Chris Sabato & Ben Lee Arts Production Ann Baldwin Contributions by a Campus
Lori Swierczek Danielle Di Pillo (Sylvia) Outstanding Events Promotion Nancy Banker Organization
Danielle Di Pillo (Dr. Faustus) Health Fair Mark Cappadonia Habitat for Humanity (Spring
Achievement by a Fiat Lux Staff Nicole Frye (Dance Concert) Leadership Conference CSDC staff Break Trip)
Member Sarah Haggert (John’s Brown’s ODK (Founder’s Day) John Dietrich Emily Rotundo (Locks of Love)
Jason Pilarz Body) Pirate Theater Deb Ohara Greek Community (AU for Andy)
Judy Tsang Jessy Natal (De Donde?) Spectrum (Glam Slam) SVCA (Lock-In for Make-A-Wish)
Sarah Guariglia Emily Tucker (John’s Brown’s Outstanding Contribution to Campus Poder Latino/AMA (AU for Andy)
Catherine Kevett Body) Outstanding Male Athletic Team Wellness
Benjamin Lee Basketball AU Resue Squad Outstanding Campus Spirit by an
Jay Weisberger Outstanding Campus Spirit by an Skiing CSDC Individual
Organization Soccer Health Fair Sheila Callahan
Achievement in Fundraising Dance Team Swimming SHAC Seth Mulligan
Delta Zeta (Diamond Sale) ODK Spectrum Christa Nyman
IGC (AU for Andy) Orientation Guides Outstanding Female Athletic Team Gretchen Schwerzler
Poder Latino/AMA (AU for Andy) Saxon Sillies Skiing Outstanding New Organization Kyle Torok
SAM/AKO (Jail-A-Thon) Student Senate Volleyball AU Rocks
SVCA (Lock-in) College Comic Illustrators Outstanding Faculty Contribution to
Southside (Sleepout) Firing Squad Campus Life
IGC Wes Bentz
Best Outside Entertainer Garrett McGowen
Michael Anthony Gary Ostrower
Cuillin Becky Prophet
Maura Cullen Gail Walker
Michael Dean Ester
Doug E. Fresh Best Student Entertainer
Best Female Actor in a Comedy Series Greg Slingluff
Jaclyn Deluca (FNL) Mosaic
Meghan Heyes (Mosaic) Stairwells
Erica Robinson (PT)
Holly Siegel (FNL) Best Campus Wide Event
Lori Swierczek (PT) Founder’s Day (ODK)
Jenny Verbit (Mosaic) Glam Slam (Spectrum)
Outstanding Male in a Performing Arts Hip-Hop Show (SAB)
Production Leadership Conference
Joe Miller (De Donde?)
Joe Miller (Dr. Faustus) Outstanding Contribution by a Student
Omar Perez (De Donde?) to Campus Life
Clinton Powell (Sylvia) To be selected by the Ofﬁce of
Outstanding Participation in Hot Dog
To be selected by April 23
PHOTO BY LUIS VASQUEZ
Sheila Callahan and Mitchell Chavez announces the nominees for the Alﬁe
Awards last week at the Alﬁes press conference.
April 18, 2001 A & E — Page 8 Fiat Lux
Timeless Dr. Faustus revisited by Performing Arts Div.
BY JENNIFER BROWN the living world. Then he is in many different forms. away with the most gain after and the air of control maintained
CONTRIBUTOR slowly brought around to the Mephistopheles, the most pre- signing the contract, yet it is by Mephistopheles. Costume
realization that his fate is hope- dominant character, serves as Mephistopheles who dictates the design was also relative to the
Christopher Marlowe’s timeless less. the foundation of Faustus’ game as the play goes on. time and place; however, it was
Dr. Faustus has been revised Old English prevailed as each demise. Significant portions of the not significantly memorable.
once again to accentuate a more character spoke in Marlowe’s Encouraging Faustus’ signa- work include the presentation of Created to allow the charac-
present-day theme as directed original verse, adding an air of ture in blood on the devil’s con- the Seven Deadly Sins in their ters to dominate the stage, set-
by Becky Prophet, professor of authenticity to the work. After tract, tempting him with the human forms, as played by ting and dress took nothing
theater, at Alfred University. three hours, however, one might wonders of omnipotent power Chagmion Antione, Hannah away from the performances.
Set in 1920s Germany, the become lost in the rich, deep lan- and leading him to the realiza- Patterson, Emily Tucker, Kevin The greatest elaboration
potent story about a man who guage, as this sometimes tion that nothing is left but an McGee, Clinton Powell, Sarah occurred in the presentation of
sells his soul to the devil came seemed to overtake the play. afterlife full of torture, Haggett and Julia Shapiro. the Seven Deadly Sins and the
alive with powerful perfor- Faustus begins as an egotisti- Mephistopheles twists and turns The audience is relieved from various forms of the devil.
mances by Joe Miller (Dr. cal and renowned doctor, whom the play as Faustus is trans- their duty of interpreting the Dr. Faustus at AU was engag-
Faustus) and Danielle DiPillo the audience finds both amusing formed. language for a brief moment as ing and timeless. This revision of
(Mephistopheles). and appalling. Miller creates a The relative power between they are provided with a unique Marlowe’s classic was well pre-
In nearly three hours, Dr. very intense character that one the two characters is never bal- display by these characters. sented and thorough. Prophet
Faustus is transformed from a loves to hate. As the work pro- anced; one is always the servant. The design created a simple and the actors gave a very mem-
power-hungry and influential gresses, Faustus makes his deal The audience is deceived into atmosphere to be filled with orable performance at AU this
doctor to a madman dominating with the devil, who is portrayed believing that Faustus comes overpowering ego of Faustus weekend. ❍
Three get Allen Awards
BY SARAH GUARIGLIA studies minor and Track II major
PRODUCTION MANAGER in “Women, Politics and the
Media” in 1991. She is currently
The spirit and life’s work of Abigail the Executive Director of the
Allen, one of AU’s founding moth- National Lesbian and Gay
ers, is honored through the annual Journalists Association (NLGJA)
presentation of the Abigail Allen located in Washington, D.C. She
Awards in Women’s Studies. has also worked for other activist
This year’s awards were given organizations such as The
to Sharon Hoover, professor of Feminist Majority and Zero
English, and senior Emilie Population Growth.
Hardman at Honors Convocation The Abigail Allen Awards were
and to Pamela Strother, A.U. ﬁrst proposed to former AU presi-
alumna, ’91, at the April 20 dent Edward Coll Jr. in December
Women’s Studies Roundtable. 1998 as a means to recognize out-
“It’s quite an honor. To think standing individual effort on behalf
that people in Women’s Studies of the women’s studies community
appreciate what I’ve been able to and to draw attention to AU’s past
PHOTO BY JARED BRANFMAN bring to the department is satisfy- as the ﬁrst coeducational college in
Dr. Faustus’ Seven Deadly Sins present themselves to Dr. Faustus himself, played by Joe Miller. ing,” said Hoover, who is retiring New York.
after the spring 2001 semester. Originally, the women’s studies
She has been part of the program had two awards in mind:
women’s studies faculty since the one for a faculty or staff member,
founding of the program in 1985. and another for a student or alum-
She teaches both English and na. This year, a third award was
women’s studies courses such as added to allow for a student recipi-
International Women Writers. ent as well as an alumna recipient
Hoover has also supervised sev- each year. The ﬁrst recipients in
eral women’s studies minors dur- 1999 were Assistant Professor of
ing their independent study pro- English Carol Burdick and Megan
jects. She is honored to have been Allen; in 2000, the awards were
part of the development of the given to Karen Porter, professor of
minor program and pleased with sociology, and alumna Patricia
the high enrollment in women’s Riley, class of 1965, who also deliv-
studies classes: “It is a beneﬁt to ered that year’s Riley Lecture.
both the school and the students to Nominations for the Abigail
introduce more disparate points of Allen Award are solicited from the
view.” AU campus each fall and given to a
Emilie Hardman, a graduating selection committee, which con-
women’s studies minor, has edited sists of one sophomore or junior
the women’s studies newsletter women’s studies minor and the two
The Alphadelphian since fall 1999. previous award recipients. The
She has completed several pro- committee makes its decision in
jects on gender and sexuality January based on faculty, staff and
issues, including a two-year student recommendations.
ARGUS project entitled “Oh Student nominees must be
Bondage, Up Yours!,” a content senior women’s studies minors in
analysis project in which she sys- good academic standing. The
tematically examines vinyl record award seeks to honor those who
albums from the political punk have made an exceptional contri-
underground, paying careful bution to the AU women’s studies
attention to issues of gender, poli- community and whose efforts, ser-
tics, class and modes of production. vice and scholarship in the sprit of
During the course of work on this Abigail Allen deserve recognition.
project, she has presented at sev- Abigail Ann Allen is remem-
eral conferences including the Re- bered for her efforts on behalf of
Presenting Women Conference in women’s rights as the wife of AU’s
Valdosta, Ga. and both the 2000 second president, Jonathan Allen.
and 2001 New York State She was active not only in the
Sociology Association University community, where she
Conferences. She was one of three served as a role model and advo-
students nationally selected to cate of coeducation, but also in the
work on the National Public Radio areas of women’s suffrage, temper-
Project at the National Gay and ance and reform.
Lesbian Journalism Association After her death in 1902, she was
Conference in San Francisco, Calif. memorialized in the 1902-03 year-
Hardman is also an assistant for book with the following statement:
the women’s studies program. “She was a woman of rare ability
Pamela Strother came to Alfred and charming character, and her
as a transfer student from George inﬂuence will be felt and esteemed
Washington University and gradu- in Alfred University for many gen-
ated cum laude with a women’s erations to come.”
Fiat Lux Playlist — Page 9 April 18, 2001
AU alums shine in Saints
BY EMILIE HARDMAN written while Smith was in
STAFF WRITER Alfred. Listening to the disc, it’s
not a stretch to imagine some of
There is that rumor that the the more somber moments com-
developer of the quirky A&E ing from the swirl of emotions
show, Northern Exposure, went swimming in his head coming
to AU and based the setting of back from a too long, too slow,
the show, a mega-remote town in too-many-drinks night at Alex’s
A partnership of: outermost reaches of Alaska, on or the joyful swell of guitar and
Alfred. vocals being inspired by the
Fiat Lux & But now we have a more sub-
stantiated claim to fame. Well,
maybe not fame, not yet anyway,
Of All Things
moments of a beautiful spring
here in our quiet corner of
Western New York.
but the mellow, cursedly catchy, “I remember recording some
BY EMILIE HARDMAN with “George Washington,” per- NYC pop/rock band, Four AAM songs on my 4 track in my living
STAFF WRITER & formed by John Sinclair, in which Saints, should do all of us room at 55 North Main,” said
WALF MUSIC DIRECTOR he says (in the character of our Alfredians proud. residence hall they both lived in, Smith.
first president) “How can I start Though the disc, Of All Kruson. Ever after, they lived The Beatles and U2 influences
Crawling out from heaps of mis- a revolution with no hemp? The Things, features more players, together, sharing music by doing are clear as is the hand of a host
placed blame over the morale of my troops will certain- Four Saints is primarily an a joint radio show on WALF, of Britpop band such as the
Columbine school shooting, ly drop if we stoop to stems and acoustic duo featuring AU’s own where Krug was music director, Rolling Stones, The Wonder
Germany’s Rammstein emerges seeds/ I’ll have to cop from Craig Smith and Devin Krug of and working on the prelude to Stuff, The Verve, Oasis and of
with their newest album, Jefferson to satisfy our needs.” the class of ’97. Peira Moinester, Four Saints in a band they called course, Radiohead. Stateside,
Mutter. Can you say, “Washington’s also a ’97 AU grad, does backup Slider. Smashing Pumpkins would prob-
It’s unclear as to what mes- rolling in his grave?” vocals on the disc. “We called ourselves Slider ably deserve some credit from
sage of hate media moralists Done with their recent tour of “The interesting thing is that after a T. Rex song, but after the band for inspiration.
seem to think kids are gleaning packed stadiums, done with here is a bit of music coming playing for a while, we decided Though mostly melodic, there
from this band as all of the lyrics shooting their video near the directly out of a small group of that name pretty much sucked,” is a nice range with some songs
are in German. Call me crazy, River Kwai in Thailand, done people who attended Alfred said Smith. tending more toward rock and
but I doubt most fans of this recording with Tom Jones, University together in the late Even with the name Slider, others remaining firmly ground-
dark electronic group know what England’s Stereophonics have ‘90s,” said Smith. the band had a great start at ed in a pop ballad tradition, such
the band is singing about. now finished Just Enough Krug, a former art student Alfred. They played Hot Dog as their so-ready-for-heavy-rota-
Personally it amuses me to Education to Perform. turned music biz wiz, works at Day and SAB-sponsored coffee- tion-at-radio tune “Save Me.”
hypothesize that they’re singing The longtime friends and the well-respected promotions houses. Still others dare to even be
about rainbows and lollipops, but neighbors from South Wales put group, AAM/Sunday Service in “We won gift certificates to twangy, as in a country-esque
that’s me. out a jangly blend of anthemic NYC. Moinester currently sings Music Alley,” remembered Krug, twang like “Serendipity Fields.”
Maybe it’s just the Gothic- rock songs that they take care to in the NYC band, LoDeya, laughing. Smith even remem- “I hope there’s a little some-
esque stylings and metal riffs, infuse with folk and funk. They which Krug is also in, while bers cashing in his certificate for thing for everyone. My hope is
which owe more than a mention don’t want to be a stadium band, Smith, who graduated with a a Ziggy Stardust CD. that we can make enough money
to pre-rockstar Metallica, or the and the twists on their big rock biology major now attends New The summer after their gradu- to put food in my mouth and a
growly vocals that pump up peo- songs do help them stay away York Medical College, where he ation from Alfred, Smith and dent in the old loans — at least
ple’s anger, but really it’s a trans- from it, but there’s no denying will graduate this coming May. Krug turned to a Boo Radleys for a little while,” said Smith.
parent tough-guy act that is that’s where they’re headed, However, before jumping into song for inspiration and ditched Of course, they care a lot
catchier than it is dangerous. especially considering their medicine, he will take a year off their old name, beginning their about the music too, but if it
You might think that Primus’ upcoming UK summer tour with to give music a go. post-college career as Four doesn’t work out, well there’s
legendary slap bassist, Les U2. Krug and Smith met during Saints. always medicine for Smith and
Claypool, would earn a “danger- On tour now with the Indigo their first year of school in the Some of the songs were even the music business for Krug. ❍
ously catchy” description, but on Girls and Amy Ray, North
his solo release Les Claypool’s Carolina’s queercore trio, the REVIEW
Flying Frog Brigade, he avoids aptly named, Butchies, hit with a
all expectations. The songs are
extremely long and tend to be
fairly slow. This group is his
new one on the quickly growing
label, Mr. Lady. The group has
former members of Team Dresch
Ani revels wildly in new album
touring side project, but it’s hard and Vitapup, and it shows. The BY SARAH GUARIGLIA Nice,” and “Revelling”.
to imagine these songs going mellow, but guitar driven album PRODUCTION MANAGER Her self-conscious irony
over well live. On disc they are features smooth female vocals remains, however; lyrics like the
interesting, but not demanding that melt hearts with lyrics that Ani DiFranco’s latest release, the lines of “So What” speak of “the
of full attention. This is the first verge on cliché, but can still be two-CD set Revelling/Reckoning, mathematics of regret/so it takes
of two planned releases for the inspiring. continues her trademark mix of two beers to remember/and ﬁve to
amphibious brigade; the second, Trying to inspire the kids on a political and personal. Or business forget/that I loved you so/yeah, I
Live-Frogs-Set 2, is due out this different front, the Austin, and pleasure, or love and sadness, loved you, so what.”
summer. Texas pop-punk-rock quartet, or jazz and folk, depending on the The 29-song double album came
Turning away from their repu- The Applicators are out to prove track and your interpretation. about as a result of having too
tation as a live band, The String that there’s no such thing as While the Revelling disc has a much disparate material for one
Cheese Incident entered the stu- “just another girl band.” The wider range of musical moods, the Ani DiFranco single coherent disc, says
dio for the first time in years. influence of everything from The Reckoning disc is more focused on Revelling/Reckoning DiFranco.
The constantly touring band has Ramones to Bad Religion to The song and craft than sound. “Even though the albums are
shared the stage with the likes of Cramps to The Pixies, lends this DiFranco’s control over the music Righteous Babe Records really distinct pieces of work and
Bob Dylan and Bruce Hornsby on band a simplistically catchy, fast as singer/songwriter/musician/pro- they have much different ﬂavors,
their most recent tour, garnering paced, fun romp through their ducer allows her to pick any ele- Julie Wolf on keys. Guest musi- much different characters, it is a
a large group of new fans. Even songs. Though they pretty much ment of a song to bring out, and cians include Jon Hassell, Lloyd double album in the sense that the
their last album, the double disc market themselves as “punky her style comes from experiment- Maines, and Maceo Parker. journey really is from track one,
set, Carnival ’99, was a live ven- pin-ups,” the band tries for a lit- ing in all of these areas. The songs are mellower musical- disc one to track sixteen, disc two,”
ture. Outside Inside, however, tle rough and tough, though it’s She samples in bits of an ly than DiFranco has been on earli- she said.
manages to capture the band’s hardened aesthetic mixed with answering machine message on er albums, but even in the low-key Also new are the minute-long
jam, improvisational feel; but, as about five pounds of sugar. “Kazoointoit” for an ironic twist on songs, her lyrics compel attention. fragments of instrumentals, usual-
they stress, it’s no substitute for The recently formed the lyrics, and parts of her record- The politically charged track ly just DiFranco on electric guitar,
the real thing, which is to say Minneapolis quartet, Work of ing with Utah Phillips, “The Past “Your Next Bold Move” starts out stuck between sets of songs. One
that you miss the energy, the Saws, debut with their what Didn’t Go Anywhere,” form the the Reckoning disc with the lines full-length instrumental ends the
spontaneity and the smell of pot. could only be called quirky end of “Subdivision.” “coming of age/during the Revelling disc, featuring Endsley
In 1976, Jonathan Stewart wrote album, Motivation and “It’s not exactly a ﬂattering plague/of Reagan and Bush/watch- on a whammy trumpet. (I’m still
his ode to the herb, Mary Jane, a Watertower Grammer. With 44 song,” DiFranco said in response ing capitalism gun down democra- not entirely sure what that is, but
musical romp through the histo- tracks of songs with titles like, to audience cheers when she per- cy/it had this funny effect on me/I it sounds pretty nifty.)
ry of marijuana. It was not the “Random Bunny Drawings,” and formed the song in concert last guess.” Other notable tracks include
most successful play ever and “Buttercup You’re a Canyon,” June. Describing Buffalo in terms Lyrics in the spoken word Revelling’s opener, “Ain’t That the
never got past previews. it’s clear that the band is trying like “the ghosts of old buildings are “Tamburitza Lingua” echo her Way,” a big fun studio sing-along;
Twenty-odd years later, Stewart to work with something differ- haunting parking lots/in the city of combination of bewilderment and and the staccato lyrics and horn
has teamed up with Hal Willner, ent. Their work however, is in good neighbors that history for- anger as an ‘80s child dealing with background of “What How When
former musical director of the vein of Elliot Smith or Guided got,” the song comments on the the current political and cultural Where (Why Who).”
Saturday Night Live, to put out by Voices: brief, catchy and just invisible racial and economic lines state of the world. “Fierce Flawless” and
a multi-artist album of “marijua- this side of strange. drawn through American cities. On the emotional and personal “Marrow” are both lyrically stun-
na music.” The band doesn’t really even DiFranco’s background arsenal front, DiFranco has moved beyond ning; in the latter, DiFranco con-
The disc features members of have songs though, more like of eclectic musicians consists of her on-the-road-romance songs to fesses “I got tossed out the win-
MC5, Spinal Tap, The Ramones and song-lets, little bitty things that Shane Endsley on horns, Daren deeper struggles with commit- dow of love’s El Camino/and I
Taj Mahal. There’s even histori- get going and then immediately Hahn on drums, Jason Mercer on ment and temptation with tracks shattered in a shower of sparks on
cal recreation on this venture stop in their tracks. ❍ bass, Hans Teuber on horns and like “School Night,” “Whatall is the curb.” ❍
April 18, 2001 Fun — Page 10 Fiat Lux
Fiat Fun Page EXPLODING with fun!!!
Interracial dating scorned Kyle’s Spring Warnings
dle-lit “study session” and puts on summer, and it’s getting very late, Girls tan. Actually, this section
W h a t Observations
some Marvin Gaye music, will he so I’m a bit worried. I have an should be labeled “girls sun-
still be “just looking out for you”? interview coming up for a great burn.” Just like ﬂies, girls love to
w o u l d Listen to your girlfriends. Wake internship, but it’s really the only stuff lie around in the sun. Unlike ﬂies,
David Do? up and smell the bacon. Arthur is a good opportunity I have left. I’m though, girls sunburn. It’s dis-
pig who wants you for himself, and VERY nervous. Any tips? BY KYLE TOROK turbing to leave my apartment
BY DAVID FOGELMAN he’s willing to stab his friend in the —Unemployed CAMPUS OBSERVER and see a dozen girls sprawled
ADVICE COLUMNIST back to reach his goal. face down on the sidewalk and
If you haven’t told Ed about Dear Unemployed: First of all, Commons rooftop. It looks less
Dear David: What is your opinion Arthur’s comment yet, don’t. He’ll congratulations on scoring the Spring is finally here! I thought like sunbathing than a massacre.
on interracial dating? probably want to expose Arthur’s interview. Your resume must have March would never leave. I walked into Powell dining
— Curious Reader vital organs to daylight, and I’m been pretty impressive. March supposedly “comes in hall last week and came face to
not sure I can blame him. Also, tell During the interview, it’s very like a lion and goes out like a face with the avatar of Pepto
Dear Curious: To be honest, I don’t Arthur he shouldn’t tell you any- important to point out how you can lamb.” This March didn’t really Bismol. Her shoulders, neck and
approve of interracial relation- thing about Ed that he wouldn’t help the company without being follow that formula: it was more face were all bright pink.
ships. I’m glad they’re illegal. Call say to Ed’s face. too boastful or cocky. Also, inter- like an annoying friend crashing Everything else, especially her
me old fashioned, but I just don’t viewers love dealing with people on the couch, whom we just did- back, was painfully white in com-
think humans should be dating Dear David: There’s a guy that I who are well prepared, so do your n’t have the heart to throw out. parison. She was like a carnival
creatures from other races. Don’t really like, and I asked him to a homework. “March, how much longer are she-male, but instead of half man,
get me wrong; some of my best movie, but he said no. I asked him Go on the Internet and ﬁnd out you going to stay?” half woman, she was half crispy,
friends have pet cats, dogs, and to dinner a couple of days later, but as much as possible about the com- “Kyle, it’s cool. Check it: I’m half regular.
even gerbils, but they keep it pla- he had some lame excuse. What pany. That way, you can ask intelli- just waiting for this dude to call WORMS. April showers don’t
tonic. Nobody should rule out a should I do? gent questions. You should know me back about a job, and then I’ll bring May flowers. They bring
potential mate based on religion, —A Woman Scorned about where you’ll be working and be out of your hair. I’ll only be worms by the bucket load. It just
skin tone, or ethnicity, but I do what you’ll be doing. here another week. Two weeks, wouldn’t be spring if we didn’t
think we all need to stick to breed- Dear Woman Scorned: You just While you’re on the Internet, it tops. Oh, and you’re out of have to wade through three inch-
ing with humans, no matter what made my day. I didn’t realize that won’t hurt to get some information Cheetos.” es of earthworms after the slight-
you may see on the Internet. happens to women, too. Seriously, on your interviewer as well. The March is gone, and April’s est drizzle or rain shower.
though, my advice is to forget Web can be an incredible resource here, and with it has come warm I have no problem trampling
Dear David: My boyfriend, “Ed” about it and move on now, if not if you know where to look. You’re weather. Some interesting obser- ﬂies, but I really don’t like walk-
and I have a mutual friend, sooner. What you’re experiencing guaranteed to make an impression vations on the first day of warm ing on worms. This is partly
“Arthur.” While we were alone is rejection. We all go through it, he won’t soon forget if you can tell weather in Alfred: because worms help the soil with
studying together, Arthur told me some more than others. Consider your interviewer his wife’s name, Furniture migrates. The com- drainage and won’t get into my
that Ed doesn’t treat me right and yourself fortunate; your case is the names and ages of their chil- bination of warm weather and apartment later in the season to
that I could do much better. I’m pretty mild. dren and all of their social security sunshine inspires Alfred stu- annoy me. Mostly though, it’s
happy with Ed, but I think Arthur This doesn’t mean there’s some- numbers. Sprinkle in a home dents to drag couches, chairs, and because worms stick to your
is just looking out for me, and I thing wrong with you, nor does it address, a telephone number or other bulky furniture outside. shoes and ﬂies don’t.
kind of appreciate that. My girl- mean that he’s a jerk. It just means two and his mother’s maiden name. I’ve seen dressers and beds make Is it snowing? There has only
friends say he has other motives. that he doesn’t see you as a poten- Trust me, your application will be their ways into the great out- been one month in the history of
Who’s right? tial mate right now. I hope that the one he remembers. doors. Sometimes, furniture- Alfred in which it has not
—Getting Mixed signals makes you feel better. If not, you dragging will be accompanied by snowed: July. My experience
could always mail him a dead cat or David Fogelman’s “What Would a large cooler of beer. What bet- with Alfred is that the weather
Dear Mixed Signals: I think you’re put a horse’s head in his bed or David Do?” column is a regular ter way to enjoy rare warm will be God-awful half the day,
being naïve. Cut down on the time something. feature in the Fiat Lux. Questions weather than to sit around on and beautiful the rest of it. Of
you spend with Arthur while Ed is can be sent to him by e-mail at your butt all day, drinking your- course, lousy weather isn’t limit-
not around. Dear David: I’m still not sure what email@example.com or at Powell self stupid? ed to just snow. Rain, hail, sleet,
If Arthur invites you to a can- I’ll be doing to earn money this Box 759. Flies loaf around. The first meteors, frogs and various types
day of warm weather seems like of space junk are to be expected
a half-hearted plague: there are in spring Alfred weather.
flies everywhere, but they don’t So, it’s conceivable that we
Fiat Funnies do anything. The flies just loaf
around in the lawn and on the
sides of buildings, soaking up
could wake up tomorrow, go sled-
ding, enjoy a beer while we drag
our couches into the middle of the
FYE By Makito Naro, College Comic Illustrators sun. For a long time, I just flies on the sidewalk and get a
assumed Alfred had really stupid nasty sunburn just before the
flies, as they wouldn’t move off worms come crawling out into
the sidewalk. I’m glad when the the rain.
flies are finally charged up It sounds like the perfect Hot
enough to fly, because no one Dog Day. ❍
likes a crunchy sidewalk.
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ΑΚΟ ∗ ΑΧΡ ∗ ∆ΣΦ ∗ ∆Ζ ∗ KLAN ∗ ΚΨΥ ∗ ΚΣ ∗ ΛΧΑ ∗ ΘΘΧ ∗ ΣΑΜ ∗ ΣΧΝ ∗ ΖΒΤ
‘Code of Pride’ is more than incentive system
BY JUDY TSANG their group on their own, while
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF developing academics, social
and emotional programming. Expectations for Individual Fraternities/Sororities at Alfred University
Greeks, don’t think your hard “It’s geared toward attaining
work has gone unnoticed. holistic values, such as educa-
A Relationship Statement tion and community service,” Philosophy:
and its expectations between Conte explained. This allows Greek-letter organizations have been a part of the American College environment for over 200
Alfred University and Greek the group to contribute to years and a part of the Alfred University community for over 75 years. In the beginning, frater-
Organizations has been drawn developing the “whole student, nities and sororities ﬁlled a void in students’ lives — to foster friendships, encourage sociability
up, with contributions from as a scholar, a worker, a citizen.” and to provide an outlet for free expression. Although these tenets are still true today, they have
Assistant Dean of Students This cumulative program also lead to fraternities and sororities being viewed as agents for academic development, leader-
Daryl Conte, members of both allows houses to gather their ship training and education, philantropic endeavors and self-improvement.
the Inter-Fraternity Council reports at the end of the review
and Pan-Hellenic Council and period and present them to a
presidents of the Greek houses panel of select members of IGC
The following benchmarks were developed to serve as a medium to:
on campus. and Conte to review. • instill a sense of commitment to attainment of basic standards and expectations for members
This was drawn up last year, Achievements will be of the University’s Greek Life Community;
and with the emergence of rewarded in a point system, and • serve as an evaluator of the health and welfare of each individual house; and
InterGreek Council, IGC took the top three houses with the • provide rewards for those organizations that encourage their membership to exceed basic
host to this new statement and most points will be rewarded expectations.
contract, dubbed the Code of with awards such as house
Pride. improvement funds or a window Expectations of Greek Letter Organization:
The Expectations for showcase. Academics
Individual Fraternities/ “These incentives help houses Involvement/Service
Sororities at AU states several to not just meet the minimum
expectations emphasizing in requirements but want to do
academics, involvement/ser- everything,” Andy Berman,
vice, rush, education and sup- senior and brother of Kappa Psi Support Structures
port structures. These expecta- Upsilon fraternity.
tions have minimum Berman also pointed out that Greek organizations. became outdated and punitive. Since the Code of Pride is still
requirements. these rewards are important to “It’s good to see the There was some concern over in its infancy, Conte is uncertain
“If an organization cannot some houses, like funding for University support the Greek the documents initially. Conte of how this will work.
meet these minimums, that’s house improvements and Greek system,” said Berman. described the fear similar to Regardless, he expressed great
pretty pathetic,” Conte said. releases. The Code of Pride was drawn that of Big Brother. confidence in this new system.
“But I’m confident that every- The effort put into this move up to replace the old But with or without these for- “This could serve as a good
one can meet them.” is not a one-way street, though, Benchmarks, which listed cer- mal documents, “we still have a model for other organizations in
This incentive-based program Conte asserted. This contract is tain tasks houses must maintain responsibility to each other,” evaluations … maybe it’ll catch
with minimum expectations, to help develop and define the or do to remain in good standing Conte pointed. Besides, “that’s on,” Conte glinted. ❍
which Conte described as an relationship with the with the University. why it’s integral that students
assessment tool, gives Greek University, and the University However, as age takes toll on have a part in the develop-
organizations’ leaders to govern does have an obligation to these these Benchmarks, they ment.”
Sigma sisters bring Greek Picks of the Week
Looking for something to do on the weekend? Check out these Greek-endorsed events:
in Easter festivities • Hot Dog Day, Saturday, April 21
Come join the University and local community to have fun and raise money for charity
• Seventh Annual Alﬁe Awards, Friday April 27, 8 p.m. in Holmes Auditorium
BY JASON PILARZ Children who attended then tried
MANAGING EDITOR to collect as many eggs in their Vote for the awards and then come watch and see who wins!
baskets as they could.
In an effort to reach out to the “One very special child
children of the community, Sigma
Chi Nu sponsored an Easter egg
hunt Sunday, April 8 at their
received the grand prize of a
giant Easter basket” filled with
chocolate, said Cavagnaro.
Diverse Greek system at Virginia Tech
just saw how segregated everyone “They’re going to be able to
house. The prize will certainly be BY KAFIA HOSH
was,” said Nahid Haidari, a junior bring different ideas because of
“We were glad to see the com- enjoyed, as the winner’s mother THE COLLEGIATE TIMES
marketing management major. their different backgrounds and
munity of Alfred at our house and is a self-proclaimed “chocoholic,” VIRGINIA TECH
“Being non-black and non-white, I the way they were raised,”
feel the event was successful,” noted Cavagnaro. (U-WIRE) BLACKSBURG, Va. — An didn’t ﬁt into any little cliques.” Edwards said.
said Sigma Chi Nu President Kachmar was happy to sponsor alternative to conventional Greek Haidari said she ﬁts in with the Kristina Bacon, a senior marketing
Betsy Kachmar. the hunt, as it allowed Sigma Chi sororities has arrived at Virginia new sorority. management major and member of
Although turnout for this inau- Nu to interact with local children. Tech. “I never thought of myself as a Delta Sigma Theta sorority, said
gural event was low, the children She said that traditionally, Yesterday, Theta Nu Xi, a new sorority sister because I never felt Theta Nu Xi is an alternative for
who attended had a good time. SVCA’s Thanksgiving dinner multicultural sorority, held a meet- I ﬁt the stereotype,” she said. people who want to get involved
The sisters of Sigma felt the with the children is held at the ing to acquaint the university com- “And I realize now the stereotype with a new organization that does
event was beneﬁcial, according to Sigma house but had been can- munity with the new organization. is just that — it’s very false.” not already have a lot of back-
Kachmar. celled this past year. Hosting the Michelle Manocchio, a senior Atmar said she wanted to make ground.
She noted that the event is Easter egg hunt allowed them to communication studies major, said a difference by joining the sorority. “Now there’s an option for those
“something more directly for interact directly with the com- the sorority is spreading to univer- “I didn’t like how Virginia Tech’s who don’t want to join a historical-
members of the community,” as munity. sities nationwide. campus is so self-segregated and I ly black or a historically white
opposed to other service projects Another benefit of the event The Eta colony of Theta Nu Xi didn’t want to contribute to that,” (sorority),” she said.
that are more indirect, such as was enjoyed by the parents, was founded Feb. 25, 2001, she Atmar said. “I felt like it was limit- Haidari said Tech’s Theta Nu Xi
Adopt-A-Highway or a food noted Kachmar, as the event was said. ing myself and my experiences, colony is the ﬁrst established at
drive. “something fun for the local chil- The sorority consists of a and I want to contribute to other any educational institution in
Melissa Cavagnaro, Sigma’s dren that requires very little diverse group of six women who peoples’ education.” Virginia, and the sorority intends
community service chair, helped traveling on their parents’ part.” intend to promote diversity and A number of people attended to help begin colonies at different
to organize the event. She said Even though only a handful of bring cultural awareness to Tech. the meet-and-greet session, includ- Virginia universities.
that sister Carrie DeMay children attended the event, the “This session today is just a ing other greek members. “We want to carry the mission of
dressed up as the Easter bunny sisters of Sigma Chi Nu said that meet and greet for people to come “I’m impressed with the diversi- the organization to other schools,”
during the event. Chocolate-ﬁlled the event was worthwhile and by and meet the sisters (so we can) ty and how (the sorority members) she said.
plastic eggs were placed around hope to continue it in years to introduce ourselves formally to don’t discriminate against any per- Theta Nu Xi members said they
the front yard of the house by come. ❍ this campus,” said Zohra Atmar, a son regardless of cultural back- think the Tech community has
DeMay and other sisters. sophomore political science major ground,” said Clinton Edwards, a been open minded in welcoming
and Theta Nu Xi member. junior family ﬁnancial manage- them.
Other Theta Nu Xi’s members ment major and a member of Phi “We are really excited about the
ΦΙΑΤ ΛΥΞ had similar reasons for beginning
and joining the sorority.
“I grew up in a very diverse
community and then coming here I
Beta Sigma Fraternity.
He said the backgrounds of the
students should be a strength of
response ... it’s a good representa-
tion of how accepted we’re going to
be by other organizations and indi-
viduals,” Haidari said. ❍
April 18, 2001 A & E — Page 12 Fiat Lux
Alfred invaded by MTV’s Campus Invasion
MTV Village offers up New York City & more
BY ALISON SAVETT raffle which would fly someone to NYC to over songs of their choice. by using a personal computer.
NEWS EDITOR be a guest VJ on MTV. Also in this tent was a piece of a NYC Rock, urban and dance were the main
The Pro-Social campaign tent was the subway car in which there were comput- types of music featured in this tent, and a
With six tents set up, MTV attempted to fourth tent Apmann explained. Here the ers where one could request music to be professional DJ was there to help stu-
bring New York City to Alfred. ability to sign petitions against hate played there. dents learn.
“We wanted to bring stuff to college crimes. A representative from the Anti- A timeline of the history of hip-hop, Although Alfred is small, the students
campuses that people wouldn’t get nor- Defamation League was present in the dating back to 1974, was also open for of both AU and ASC made the village a
mally,” said Todd Apmann, Manager of tent to answer any questions which may people to check out. happening place to be.
Promotion at MTV Studios. have arisen. Vyal, a street artist/graffiti artist, cre- “People make all the difference,”
Apmann explained each tent’s themes This tent also was promoting the ated masterpieces with his assortment of Apmann pointed out. “It’s a big difference
and what was going on in them. “Fight For Your Rights” campaign on spray cans. While working on a picture of when we’re at a smaller school; we target
In the first tent, a pseudo- Times MTV, which is anti-hate crime program- a dog for a friend of his, Vyal explained schools who don’t get stuff like this a lot.”
Square studio was set up with various ming. that he got his start in Pasadena, Calif. The large, vinyl MTV logo stood out in
activities. A video-simulated interview Lastly, a Rock the Vote representative and being on the MTV tour has inspired the middle of everything, and Apmann
with VJs Ananda Lewis or Ray Munz was was present to help people register to him to go get his master’s degree in fine joked that students always tried to jump
a popular activity. The interview was vote. arts. on it.
taped and students could take home their DFX, a show on MTV that plays highly “People can use markers on the other Apmann felt that the show would be a
four minute pseudo-meeting with the requested hip-hop and R&B videos, was side of the wall and take home their draw- big hit in the evening, and stated that the
VJs. the theme of the fifth tent. DFX stands ing,” Vyal said. “nighttime show is all about new bands.
Also in the first tent, a professional tat- for “direct effects,” and in this tent, stu- The final tent was called the PCDJ We totally love the groups and we’re real-
too artist was applying crystal tattoos to dents could take their turns at scratching tent, and is new this year. People can DJ ly behind them.” ❍
those who wanted them.
“It’s a very pop oriented tent,” Apmann
The second tent had the theme of rock.
Live performances from the last four
years can be seen on a computerized TV,
where the videos can be seen with the
touch of a finger.
Another professional tattoo artist was
airbrushing and painting tattoos, which
lasts for a few days, on to eager students.
Also in this tent were both electric and
acoustic guitars, along with a bass guitar
that people could learn to play with the
help of a professional instructor.
“Sometimes, we have to pry people off
of the guitars, they just have such a good
time that they spend the entire day here,”
Apmann said while smiling at an
Alfredian jamming on the electric guitar.
Another feature attracting many peo-
ple according to Apmann, is the
Drumscape drum kit, which simulates
playing drums on a stage in front of many
Lastly, there was a keyboard in the
rock tent on which anyone can play along
with a song of his or her choice.
MTV2, the sister channel to MTV, was
the main theme of the third tent. People
could listen to the music being played on
MTV2 at that moment through head-
phones hooked up to a computer.
Also in this tent was the Arrid- and PHOTO BY JARED BRANFMAN
Toyota-sponsored opportunity to win a Two young visitors of the MTV Village get their 15 minutes of fame, while being recorded.
Three bands headline rocking Campus Invasion concert
BY ALISON SAVETT to the audience, the members of Bud Light and carefully placed it Sanyshyn said. “I loved them!” which added to their mystique.
NEWS EDITOR & Sum 41 generated a steadily grow- down next to the center mic The talent of drummer Brian “I know nothing is for free/
MICHAEL TOPP ing mosh pit in the gym. before picking up his guitar. Nolan shone brightly through, Cause your disease is killing me/
STAFF WRITER Throughout the performance, it All four band members began especially during the closing song, And I wanna take you down/ but
turned into a frenzy of crowd with a strong opening and were single “The Flavor of the Weak,” your soul cannot be found,” Scott
Alfred may be small, but on April surfers and moshers. head-banging, while the crowd which is in heavy rotation on MTV. screamed into the microphone
11, the Orvis Gym on Alfred State “At the other school, didn’t they was screaming and chanting the Leaping off the drums for the during smash hit “Your Disease.”
College’s campus was feeling the throw us bras?” band’s name. Guitarist Jamie ﬁnal note of their ﬁnal song, Jones Wave after wave of crowd
music from the MTV Campus “Yeah they did!” Arentzen even dared to step out embodied the pizzazz and liveli- surfers came ﬂying over the rail-
Invasion tour. “Yeah, and we’re fresh out of on to the speakers, which further ness that ﬂowed throughout the ing, almost overwhelming the
The three bands on the tour bras right now!” This dilemma engaged audience members. entire concert. security; the crowd was truly
were those that MTV felt were was soon answered by an enthusi- Drew Parsons, the bass player, Through their performance, hyped.
up-and-coming talents who can astic fan who threw her bra on to jumped around the stage, feeling American Hi-Fi proved to be a As the group was totally into
“make it” in the music industry. Deryck’s head, which he promptly the hype which streamed evenly very talented and incredible band, the show, they played as close to
Saliva, American Hi-Fi and placed on the microphone stand. to and from the audience. who clearly will be successful. the audience as possible, and made
Sum 41 all graced the stage, bring- Between the three musicians up Alfredians were crowd surﬁng Last to perform was Saliva, the a point of connecting with the
ing each of their very different front—Cone, the bassist; Dave, just for the sole purpose of getting only band not dressed in street crowd.
vibes to the people of Alfred. the guitarist; and Deryck, the as close to the band as possible, as clothes. Answering to the chants Sophomore Jeff Haas seemed to
Sum 41, a punk rock combined vocalist—a melodic combination they went over the guard rails and of the crowd, all ﬁve guys stormed enjoy the concert. “[Saliva] was a
with hip-hop and skate rock band came through in many of their attempted to get around security. the stage. Musically, they pos- hard-rock, Rob Zombie-esque
made up of four youthful musi- songs, like in “Fat Lip,” as well as Fully in tune with one another, sessed a boisterous power with powerhouse. They were great to
cians between the ages of 19 and in “Summer.” the pop/alternative group rocked raging lyrics, backed by a mixture watch and really had the crowd
21, took the stage ﬁrst. Sum 41’s drummer, Steve, was the hall to the fullest extent, and of hard rock and hip-hop beats. going.”
“No time for games, more time clearly feeling the vibes in Orvis the audience was really feeling Josey Scott, the lead singer, lead Fun to watch, Saliva had a hard-
for rock,” said lead singer Deryck that evening and it showed in his them. guitarist Wayne Swinny, Chris core edge to their music, which is
in between songs. The hype and solos. “American Hi-Fi did a great job D’abaldo, guitarist, bass-player not seen in most acts around
dramatics of the members on Next up was American Hi-Fi. keeping the crowd going. They Dave Novotony and drummer today. They possess a refreshing
stage inﬂuenced the crowd. Singer Stacy Jones nonchalant- were very energetic and interac- Paul Crosby make up this chart- resurgence of rock that is not
Bringing their extreme energy ly walked out on stage sipping a tive,” Sophomore Andrea topping band. All wore sunglasses, candy-coated. ❍
Fiat Lux A & E — Page 13 April 18, 2001
Jokers Sum 41 reveal selves Chemistry between
BY ALISON SAVETT
for these guys, as their first
album, “Half Hour of Power,”
was released. The next album
band,” blond, spiky-haired Cone
“The one [we received]
“Jokers” is a word synonymous hits stores on May 8, almost a tonight was a nice expensive
with Sum 41. The four guys, full year later. one, black and lacy; a 38-D,”
Dave, Deryck, Steve and Cone Dave explained how the band Dave explained about their bra
are all incredibly laid back, who got signed to The Island Def fetish.
enjoy not only long walks on the Jam Music Group. “It’s hard to While on tour, not too many
beach and romantic sunsets, but tell what a band is about by just things have changed within the
also eating burritos from Taco sending out music, so we sent chemistry of the band. “I’m eas-
Bell. out a video with footage of us ily hidden behind the drum kit.
Being away from their home touring and doing pranks and I can walk past 2000 of our fans
in Toronto, Canada and con- just having fun. [It was] show- and they won’t even know who I
stantly on tour for a year and a ing the personality of us.” am,” laughed Steve.
half has taken it’s toll on the The guys relayed the fun They don’t view themselves
boys, but it’s also been good, as times they had in the Alfred as “rock stars” and still have
they ended up on the MTV tour, State College radio station fun and do the “normal” thing.
which has helped them with interview earlier in the after- “The other day, I fell in love
their publicity and promotions. noon. with what people like to call a
“We got on the tour by paying “They asked us if we knew skank. She came equipped with
lots of money,” they joked. what the shocker was. I told a house arrest anklet,” Steve
“There was slim pickings!” them, ‘two in the pink, one in said with a very straight face.
The members all met in high the stink.’ They were convinced “Yeah, we’re fans of a good
school when Steve was in ninth no one was listening,” Steve skank,” chimed in Dave.
grade and the rest were in said. “Low quality is good quality, PHOTO BY JENNIFER KRISTIANSEN
tenth, and started a band 41 On that sexual note, the band in a skank,” added Cone. Chris D’abaldo shows off his Saliva pride at MTV’s Campus Invasion con-
days into the summer, which received a bra on stage that Deryck just laughed, still eat- cert last week.
was how they got the name Sum evening, and the question of ing his burrito. ❍
41. how many bras they had ever BY MICHAEL TOPP period, they had already written
Last June 27 was a big day received arose. “We’re a big bra STAFF WRITER seven songs, five of which were
put on a demo, and sent to the
Just sitting down with lead Grammy competition for new
singer Josey Scott and Wayne bands. Scott compares this con-
Swinny, lead guitarist, it was test to that of a battle of the
clear these were professional bands on a much larger scale.
individuals who are mature Saliva went into the competi-
enough to handle new found tion with their heads held high,
fame. hopeful to succeed, but really not
Genuine and down-to-earth, expecting to win.
Saliva appeared to be a put- “We let the ball go at half court
together, business-like band that and it ended up going in [for the
still knows how to have fun. first round]. For the second
The band was formed in 1996 round we were matched up
in Memphis, Tennessee. “We against Breedlove, which is head-
were all playing in different ed up by Stevie Ray Vaughn’s
bands,” Scott explained. “They nephew,” Swinny explained.
had all flourished individually, “[Breedlove] went third and
and we had always wanted to brought the house down,” Scott
play together. added. “We went fourth and also
“The chemistry was immedi- brought the house down. They
ate, and we were able to comfort- called in the state police and
ably write together, and we spit SWAT team to stop the mosh pit,
out five or six songs the first because people were getting
week we were together.” hurt.”
Swinny added that it “just Although they didn’t expect it,
worked really well.” Saliva once again pulled through
Saliva makes a point to include against all odds.
PHOTO BY JENNIFER KRISTIANSEN all band members in the writing Their first large-studio album
Bassist Cone and lead singer Deryck of Sum 41 get the crowd riled up with theirintense musical presence. Sum process. Singer Scott does have was released three weeks ago
41 opened up the Campus Invasion concert. songs he has written solo, but and was entitled “Every Six
generally each band member Seconds.” Right now, the band is
Famed American Hi-Fi keeps it real likes to have input in the writing
Both genres of country and
touring on this album.
According to Scott, the band
has really thrived on the charts.
BY ALISON SAVETT worked out really well.” last night; here’s Tom Petty, blues inﬂuenced the band in their “It’s been overwhelming, man.
NEWS EDITOR So do these guys ﬁnally believe Collexico and The Doves.” musical endeavors. Scott states We had a really good, strong
that they are rock stars? “We met Lionel Ritchie and that “blues is the basis of all opening week. It was the third
Want to be a rock star for a day? “Not at all,” laughed Nolan, Steven Tyler,” chimed in Jones, music. You pretty much get your highest in rock today. The only
Sure! drinking a Bud Light. giddy and smiling. feet wet with that, it’s not like we two bands above it were Linkin
What about every day? “We’re lucky; it’s so shocking Signing autographs is not new all started out playing blues, but Park and Papa Roach. We sold
Well, just ask American Hi-Fi, and very surreal,” added Jones. for most of these musicians and is it’s tough because Elvis was the 20,000 opening week, and this
and they’ll tell you about the sur- Parsons smiled and just shook something they enjoy doing. grand Pooh-Bah. That’s a hurdle week it’s doing very well.”
real quality to the fame, from his head. Jones played drums for Letters for us to overcome.” While it all seems so surreal to
seeing themselves on TV to hear- “The sales and publicity have to Cleo, Veruca Salt and Aimee According to the band, home- Scott, Swinny and the rest of the
ing their own album played at a been great,” explained Jones. Mann. Nolan was in the band town Memphis has more tourist guys, they all felt it was fun to
party. “We’re psyched and excited Figdish, Arentzen was previous- attention than industry atten- watch. Upcoming, the band is
Sitting down with the group of about it. We ask, ‘Is it really hap- ly in Boston’s Sky Heroes and tion. Recently, more attention going on tour with Crazy Town.
four guys from Boston, Mass., it’s pening?’” Parsons played bass for Tracy has been given to bands in the All of the band members of
pretty easy to see that the fame The band’s first single “The Bonham. south, and Saliva likes to think Saliva like to believe that rock is
has not, and will not, go to their Flavor of the Weak” has incurred The band stated that they had that they helped spark this atten- making its resurgence on the tail
heads. more air-time and video-play a good time being with regular tion. end of the pop genre, which is big
Lead singer Stacy Jones, gui- than they expected. college students. “I feel like I’m Originally, the band got their today.
tarist Jamie Arentzen, bass-play- “There’s a lot of bad music out in high school again,” laughed 29- ﬁrst look after only being togeth- —with contributions from
er Drew Parsons and drummer there,” Jones remarked. “With year-old Nolan. “It’s great!” ❍ er for three weeks. Within that Alison Savett.
Brian Nolan got together two Stained and Mudvayne taking up
years ago. [the airways], there’s a lack of
Longtime friends of eleven [space] for good music.”
years, Jones and Nolan joined
with other close friends Parsons
and Arentzen to form American
Clearly, the bands listed above
don’t have much influence on
American Hi-Fi, but the
The Fiat g t i i
es t n
Hi-Fi. pop/alternative/rock group had
“We were drunk when we got an eclectic variety of CDs in their
together two years ago. We stay
drunk all the time,” Jones said,
“Wilco, Superdrag, Charles
Mingus are here,” Parsons listed,
... with MTV.
“We were all in other bands,” while Oasis played in the back-
Arentzen mentioned. “It’s ground. “Ludacris was in here
April 18, 2001 A&E — Page 14 Fiat Lux
Jazz Band offers up solid sound under new direction
BY JASON PILARZ one from the rhythm section. enjoyable was the keyboard solo sound on the keyboard. rhythm section, with a blistering
MANAGING EDITOR “Lush Life,” by Billy by Thayer, in a 1970s style remi- “Here’s That Rainy Day,” by guitar solo by James Gilbert.
Strayhorn of the Duke Ellington niscent of Keith Emerson. Jimmy Van Heusen was a ballad As part of his introduction for
The new incarnation of the AU Orchestra, then slowed down After the intermission, the featuring the entire trombone the final song, Bialecki stated
jazz ensemble was on display the pace. This song featured a ensemble opened with moder- section. Contemporary compos- that there would be “no encores
Saturday, April 8 in Holmes trombone solo from Andrew ately paced “Love for Sale,” by er Benny Golson’s “Killer Joe” and no flute solos,” an obvious
Auditorium, and the band did Hay and a trumpet solo from Cole Porter. Hay was the fea- followed. This swing tune fea- remark regarding former
not disappoint. James Macomber. tured soloist. The slow “Harlem tured Cassingham on baritone Director of Bands Marc
In the first show under his Perhaps the best song of the Nocturne,” by Earle Hagen, fol- saxophone and Dave Streib on Sackman, who left at the end of
direction, Todd Bialecki led the evening was “What is Hip?” lowed, featuring alto saxophon- drums. last semester.
ensemble through an eclectic from contemporary funk outfit ist Fabienne Raszewski. The final song of the evening The comment underscores the
mix of traditional and contempo- Tower of Power. The number The show then picked up for was “Birdland,” from 70s and fact that this is a band under a
rary tunes. was quick, danceable and fea- Jeff Steinburg’s “Gospel John.” 80s funk group The Weather new director playing new music.
Opening the show was tured an extended jam from the This was a rock gospel song, Report. This was an upbeat song Credit must be given to AU for
“Basically Blues,” a moderate- rhythm section. Especially complete with a church organ which featured the entire finding such an able director like
tempo song written by Phil Bialecki in the middle of the aca-
Wilson. After beginning the con- demic year, and to Bialecki for
cert on a light note, the band putting together such a strong
then slowed down even more for program in a short time frame.
“Lil’ Darlin,” a ballad by Neal Another surprise of the show
Hefti. Kevin Dickson played the occurred at intermission. During
featured solo on his trumpet. the break, local group Noise
The band then followed with a Farm, including three members
quick, upbeat swing number. from the jazz ensemble, played a
Duke Ellington’s “Cottontail” short set. Consisting of a saxo-
showcased the entire saxophone phonist, guitarist, bassist, key-
section, featuring Aaron boardist and drummer, the band
Hydrick and Nathan had a funk sound with catchy
Cassingham. rhythms and brilliant bass solos.
The mood stayed upbeat with The concert offered a wide
a contemporary swing from Rob variety of musical styles from
McConnell, whom Bialecki noted numerous eras, lending original-
is “still on the charts” today. ity to each song. From funk to
“Can’t Stop My Leg” featured rock gospel to ballads, the show
many soloists, notably pianist demonstrated the wide range of
Daniel Thayer, and solos from PHOTO BY CATHERINE KEVETT the talents of the AU jazz
each musician were followed by Director Todd Bialecki leads the ensemble through an eclectic mix of songs. ensemble. ❍
Literary variation found in Poiesis
Outkasters electrify crowd BY STEPHANIE BLISS
first time readers with enthusi-
astic applause and seemed to
Several new fundraisers and
events are being planned and
BY LUIS VASQUEZ own material focused on lyrics STAFF WRITER enjoy the night as a whole. they are currently interested in
AD MANAGER about praising the Lord, the power To close the reading, Buttaro updating their Web site.
of human love and the role of A reading was given at 7 p.m. in thanked all those involved and “We want to get the Poiesis
The Outkasters brought the sound women in society. All performed Powell Campus Center’s Knight encouraged everyone to partici- more involved with campus
of their multi-cultural reggae band with strong sentiment and hopeful Club to celebrate the release of pate again next year. events,” said Brenon. “I am
to the Knight Club Saturday, April words. this year’s Alfred-Review According to Buttaro, this really excited to see some new
7. “They did a very good job at Poiesis on April 5. year’s Poiesis received “three faces at our weekly meetings.”
With two vocalists, a drummer, keeping the crowd entertained by AU students gathered with a times as many submissions than Meetings for next semester
two guitarists and a keyboardist, mixing their own material with handful of faculty to listen to the number of pages available are tentatively scheduled for
the band brought the best sounds other artists’,” said Junior Charles several literary pieces ranging to publish.” Thursday nights at 7 p.m. and
of underground reggae from Robinson. from poems to short stories. A Approximately 300 submis- will be advertised later in the
Rochester to a crowd composed of After thanking the visiting par- few words, given by editor of sions of artwork, poetry, and year for those interested in par-
AU students and visiting parents. ents in the audience for being the Poiesis, Jen Buttaro, start- short stories were received and ticipating.
This band is greatly beneﬁting there and supporting them, the ed the evening by announcing the number was reduced to 66 Copies of the Poiesis can be
from the awakening of the new era band moved to a medley featuring the release of the Poiesis and in order to fit the budget. obtained through intercampus
of reggae music as current chart- early 90s hits like “Action” and thanking the crowd for joining “Next year’s budget is larger mail, by sending a dollar to The
toppers like Shaggy and others are “People Everyday,” and ending it in the celebration. than this past year,” said Alfred-Review Poiesis, or by e-
bringing reggae to the main- with DMX’s “Up in Here.” A total of 12 students who Buttaro. “We will be able to mailing alfrev@.alfred.edu.
stream. They appeal to a wider The audience responded by were published this year in the increase the number of pieces Copies are also being sold at the
population with their unique style singing along with the band and by Poiesis shared their work with published, thanks to the enor- campus bookstore. Any further
of adopting popular American dancing to the powerful rhythm the attentive audience. The top- mous amount of participation.” questions can be directed
songs and re-create them adding overﬂowing in the room. To com- ics encompassed subjects such The Poiesis staff, including toward editor Jen Buttaro. ❍
the reggae ﬂair. pliment the medley, the singers as relationships, foods and sto- next year’s co-editor, Ashley
Lori Reeves performed vocals also offered ﬁerce dance moves as ries of monsters under the bed. Brenon, is very enthusiastic
on most of the songs, with Gary they sang, which once again The crowd encouraged several about next year’s edition.
Clarke joining her for back-ups proved their ability to put up a
and occasionally singing by him- great show. REVIEW
self. Strong electric and bass guitars
The band performed a powerful
and electrifying ﬁrst number that
and drums accompaniment provid-
ed for the danceable and catching
New Run-DMC album mixes styles
served as an introduction of their beats of the reggae sound during BY ALEXIS PIEKARSKY Steven Jenkins from Third Eye
unique style and charisma. The the medley. “What you guys STAFF WRITER Blind was my favorite. The song
second song was a beautiful cover wanna hear next?” asked one of had a variety of music ranging
of Bob Marley’s “Free in Spirit,” the guitarists to the audience, with It’s been seven years since Run from rap to rock. The way that all
which immediately identiﬁed the a loud “Bob Marley” answer from a DMC had an album out. Now they the different types of music were
band’s reggae signature. In this spectator. are back. Better then ever – in my incorporated into the song made it
song, both vocalists joined forces With that request the band pro- perspective. upbeat and fun. A song from the
to create a much more powerful ceeded to perform another one of Normally, rap and hip-hop music mid-1990s started the song and
and rich sound. Bob Marley’s hits. During a bridge is just not my cup of tea. Crown then it went into the other beats.
The fourth song was also a on the song Clarke introduced all Royal, the group’s new album, The next tune “Here We Go
cover, but this time it was a won- the members of the band, and includes rock stars and rap artists 2001” featured Sugar Ray. This is a
derful rendition of Lauryn Hill’s thanked everybody for being there Nas, Kid Rock, Method Man, Run-D.M.C. weird but catchy tune. It sided
“X-Factor” featuring the powerful as they ended the show. Sugar Ray and more. They Crown Royal more toward the rock area, but
voice of Lori Reeves and a great The band agreed to one more brought life to the album. Without there was also variation in the
solo guitarist towards the end. song under one condition, “that them I would’ve shut the CD off beats.
“Our greatest inﬂuences come you all get up and dance,” said and sent it back to where it came I wouldn’t go out of my way to
from reggae legend Bob Marley, as Clarke, and with that agreement from. sucked it up. purchase Run DMC’s Crown
well as hip-pop artists like Lauryn the band performed “Look Who’s The album’s opener, “It’s Over” Good thing I did. A few songs Royal. I may go and download it
Hill and DMX,” stated Gary Dancing.” featuring Jermaine Dupri was later I was bopping in my seat. Of from Napster, but spending $20 is
Clarke. Everybody got up and danced to good for the garbage. I could’ve course those were the songs where not worth it for me. This CD is def-
The band also performed origi- this electrifying song, ending the shut my eyes and went off to Third Eye Blind and Everlast initely not one of my favorites, but
nal songs off their new CD, which show that made everyone dance in dream land. This song made me made their special appearance. it may be yours. ❍
is coming out next month. Their delight from beginning to end. ❍ not want to listen any further, but I “Rock Show” which featured
Fiat Lux A&E — Page 15 April 18, 2001
Carmina Burana spectacle to arrive at AU
BY ASHLEY BRENON Chamber Singers, a children’s said Clemens. Columbus, Ohio. Clarke and mance space available to accom-
FEATURES EDITOR choir, AU faculty and guest Baritone soloist Mark Baker John Gill, professor of ceramics, modate so many musicians,”
soloist Mark Baker combine plays the central role, said will perform the soprano and said Lantz.
Nearly 200 musicians of all ages efforts to make the perfor- Clarke. In addition to perform- tenor solos respectively. The concert will begin at 8
and abilities are rehearsing for mance possible. ing across the country, Baker is Because of the large number p.m. on April 28 in McLane.
an April 28 performance of Carl Accessible melodies and chal- a professor of voice and the of performers, the concert will Tickets are available at the box
Orff’s Carmina Burana lenging rhythms characterize director of opera and musical be held in McLane Center. office. ❍
“It isn’t a concert. It is a spec- the piece, said Lantz. theater at Capital University in “McLane is the only perfor-
tacle,” said Junior University Some sections may even
Chorus member Jalal Clemens. sound familiar because of their
Carmina Burana is a collec- use in commercial advertising,
tion of 25 poems and songs writ- noted Clarke.
ten in the 12th century by Still, the most recognizable
monks and priests who opposed aspect of the piece is its power.
the church at the time. After “There is just an extraordi-
they left their orders, they per- nary amount of sound,” said
formed in the streets to make Sophomore English horn and
their livings. oboe player Kait Bean. “Sheer
The manuscript was found in volume,” she added.
a German monastery and first Although the lyrics are in
published in 1803. The introduc- Latin and Old German, the
tion and four sections contain piece’s message is clear. Bean
poems about fate, love and how advised not to be intimidated by
men react to misfortune. the language. “Emotion can
“It is not often performed express a lot,” she said.
because of the body of talent it Elementary students from
requires,” said Conductor and the choirs of the Wellsville and
Assistant Professor of Music Alfred-Almond school districts
Lisa Lantz. volunteered to contribute. Orff
“It takes such a big sound,” was not only a composer, but an
said Luanne Clarke, associate educator as well. He influenced
professor of music and director several changes in elementary
of both the University Chorus music education. Enveloping
and the Chamber Singers. the kids in a community of peo-
The Alfred Symphony ple that enjoys music has a posi- PHOTO PROVIDED
Orchestra, University Chorus, tive influence as they get older, Musicians of all sorts prepare for the upcoming Carmina Burana concert.
PHOTO BY CATHERINE KEVETT
Ian Spinelli shows off his skills leaping over the gate.
team even after his graduation.
…Striker He travels back to Alfred for
meets and practices to lend his
PHOTO BY CATHERINE KEVETT CONTINUED FROM BACK PAGE support and advice. When asked
Annika Bentley, far left, performs with her band backing her at the April 6 SAB-sponsored coffeehouse. The if he would do the same, Striker
group covered Tori Amos, Songs:Ohia and other bands, as well as playing original songs. Paper latern left over has short feet and short arms was sure that he would remain
from the earlier Japanese Cultural Cafe added an exotic touch that brought the Knight Club a little closer to which is rare for a swimmer, but active with the team.
feeling like areal coffeehouse. he has the biggest heart and he “Leaving is a hard thing to do.
is the biggest competitor. He is The program has grown so
a great statement of having a much. I’ll come back. I’ll be a
Kanakadea Hall gets a new hat! little talent, a lot of heart and part of the team forever. It will
succeeding,” said Davis. be hard to cut the cord on the
Striker declared this season’s bond that I have with the team.
second-place team finish at the I will come back to watch them,
state meet as his greatest but sitting in the stands, I am
moment as a Saxon. sure that I will feel bad that I
“This year was the most just can’t hop in the water with
memorable. The team came them anymore. It is sad, but I
together, and it was the great- don’t regret doing anything
est feeling when we beat from my four years. I worked
Hartwick. Our second place fin- hard everyday. I can’t be disap-
ish was second to none,” said pointed,” said Striker.
Striker. Striker will carry away a fam-
The Saxons are a very young ily legacy with him when he
team with a large portion graduates. The Striker brothers
returning next year. Most of the helped build one of the
talent will remain, but as Davis strongest athletic programs at
indicated, they are losing their Alfred University, and accord-
leader. In Davis’ mind, the sec- ing to his peers, his presence
ond place finish at states was will be missed.
the team’s farewell present to “We are definitely losing a
Striker. huge asset. We will really have
“The whole team was amaz- to step up to fill his shoes. Todd
ing. The freshmen swam great. was great. He made everyone
They all wanted to send Todd else better. He made the whole
off in style,” said Davis. team better just because he was
Todd’s brother Brian has there,” said friend and three-
PHOTO BY CATHERINE KEVETT remained an integral part of the year teammate Pat Kerwin. ❍
Women’s Lacrosse away
vs. Hartwick, 11 a.m. Fiat Sports Saxons are home today
vs. St. John Fisher, 3 p.m.
Team looks to ﬁght hard this season Striker
made an unassisted double play Sophomore first baseman Laura
to hold off visiting Utica at the Fortune led AU with 3 hits, 3
top of the inning. Sophomore RBI’s and 3 runs. Junior out-
leftfielder Alicia DeAndrea led fielder Michelle Whiteside fol-
off the bottom of the seventh lowed close with 3 hits, 3 RBI’s
with a game winning homerun.
Harwood also led Alfred with
3 hits and scored 2 runs. “We
and 2 runs.
According to both Codispoti
and Harwood, some of the
realize our potential and we are team’s difficulties and frustra- SWIMMING & DIVING
stepping up to the challenge,” tions early in the season can be
said Harwood. “Also, I feel that attributed to the extended win- BY BENJAMIN LEE
one of the advantages of this ter weather we have endured SPORTS EDITOR
team is our team unity. On the here in western New York.
field, our team works together “Since returning from our On March 16 and 17 in Buffalo,
in all situations. Our defense Florida season, our team has Alfred University Senior and
functions well, because we have played nine games, while hav- swim team Captain Todd
trust and confidence.” ing zero practices outside. Striker garnered two All-
The Saxons went on to sweep a There is only so much you can American honors and one All-
doubleheader Tuesday, April 10, do in the gym,” said Harwood. American consideration.
against visiting Keuka College. “Imagine being a fielder that “I placed fourth in the 200
PHOTO BY PATRICIA STRICKLAND In the first game, AU came never sees a fly ball that is not back, fifth in the 200 free and
A Utica softball player hurdles over a tough Saxon. from a 1-3 deficit in the seventh bouncing off the ceiling. It twelfth in the 200 IM. I
inning to tie the game at three develops some bad habits when dropped a lot of time off my 200
BY PATRICIA STRICKLAND WOMEN’S SOFTBALL and went on to win in the bot- you finally play on a real field.” IM from states, and dropped a
STAFF WRITER tom of the eighth, where sopho- Codispoti added, “There is second from my 200 free per-
start to prove it.” Going on to more outfielder Christina only so much you can do to sonal best,” said Striker.
About midway through their win three of their next four Piracci drove in freshman improve the game inside in the According to Striker, he went
2001 season, the Alfred games is a good start. infielder Wendy Breed. gym. The good news is, we have into the NCAA National meet
University women’s softball The Saxons split a double Harwood had a triple, an RBI the talent to turn our season with expectations to swim
team is taking a hard look at header in their first Empire and scored a run to lead the around. We just need to keep stronger than he had during his
their game and fighting hard to Eight games against Utica team, while senior third base- the intensity high and not get previous visits to the meet. He
turn their season around. College on Sunday, April 8. man Jennifer Benson and frustrated.” acknowledged that he had
“Our team is determined to After dropping the opener 5-3, sophomore infielder Melissa With spring finally approach- hoped to travel to Buffalo with
fight back and give it our all,” they came back to take the sec- Wells each scored a run. ing, it should get the Saxons a relay team.
said senior captain Theresa ond game 7-6. With spirits running high after outside on the field to practice “It is really different going to
Totedo. “We know that we are Tied 6-6 going in the seventh their first victory, Alfred easily where they can turn things nationals by yourself. It was
better than what our record inning of the second game, rolled over Keuka in the second around in their favor. ❍ different without the relay. A
shows, and now we need to junior shortstop Tara Harwood game to win 13-2 in five innings. lot of guys came up to support
me though, and I swam really
Squad persists strongly well,” said Striker.
The Striker name is synony-
BY JAY WEISBERGER WOMEN’S LACROSSE mous with Alfred University
EDITOR EMERITUS swimming. Todd’s brother
Aside from a loss to national Brian graduated last year, and
Twenty-ﬁve to seven. Sounds like powerhouse Salisbury St. (Md.), was also an integral talent and
Saxon football rolled to another the Saxons have been dropped by force on the team.
victory. conference rivals Ithaca and “I swam for three years with
The score, though, was from Nazareth. my brother. He came in when
recent women’s lacrosse action. “I wish we could play Ithaca there were only five guys on
When the dust settled, the again,” said junior defender the team, and helped build the
Saxons had literally rung up Nikki Petrillo. “[This time] with program. Swimming with my
Utica 25-7. the sun out. It would be a totally brother was the greatest thing
The team then slowed down in different game.” ever, and I am proud of him,”
its next game, against St. John Indeed, if you are supposed to said Striker.
Fisher last week. This time, the peak at the end of the season, the The senior’s strengths did
Saxons were only able to post 16, Saxons are doing the right thing. not all exist purely within the
limiting the visiting Cardinals to After yesterday’s RIT contest, confines of the pool. Striker
ﬁve goals. the Saxons have three more was an integral part of creating
In fact, looking at the five games, including an April 26 clos- the competitive atmosphere
games the Saxons have won er vs. Medaille at Merrill Field. PHOTO BY PATRICIA STRICKLAND and success that the Saxons
heading into last weekend, the Petrillo believes that the Saxon Bill Crehan plows through an Elmira player. have experienced in the past
final margin comes to 75-24 in Saxons will be able to close out year.
favor of AU. with a series of wins. midﬁeld.” “She makes the ball come to “Todd played an irreplace-
Go ahead. Read it again, it’s So what’s working right? “We’re trying to get intercep- her,” Burwell said. able role as a leader on the
OK. “Everyone is playing defense,” tions,” Petrillo said, noting the Oh by the way, figure in that team. He was one of those guys
“We play well as a team,” said Sanford said. squad will try to double up on an Lindsay deCsipkes, Sheilah that spoke softly but carried a
freshman attacker Chris Sanford. “The coaches work on defense opposing ballhandler. Higgins, Katie Sedgwick and big stick. When he told you
“We’re getting good at being for everyone,” said sophomore This system worked frighten- Sanford have been on a torrid something, it meant a lot,” said
patient, waiting for the right goaltender Anora Burwell. “The ingly well against Fredonia. In a pace in terms of scoring. Head Coach TJ Davis.
opportunity.” goal is to stop the opponent at 15-5 victory, the Saxons essen- AU’s starting to look like a bit Davis was Striker’s coach for
tially put a fence up at midﬁeld. of a juggernaut. four years at Alfred University.
Sanford and Petrillo agreed Some players note that they According to Davis, Striker’s
that senior Jill Kule has been a wish they could have the early performances did not all stem
major help, having been shifted season games back, but no one from his talent. Determination,
to the backﬁeld. seems upset with this year’s preparation and mental tough-
“Jill was never on defense effort. ness all made Striker a com-
before this season,” Burwell said, And, apologies for the cliche, petitor.
“but I have a lot of faith in her as but there’s always next year. “Todd is the most talented
a defender.” “We’re a young team,” Petrillo athlete that I have ever
“She was not happy [about the said. coached. Coming in as a fresh-
shift,” Sanford said, “but she did Senior Sue Haarman will actu- man, Todd had the tendency to
what she had to do.” ally stay on as a grad assistant to swim well in practice, but choke
Petrillo, who is spending lots the team. Otherwise, Kule is the in meets. His biggest accom-
of time stopping opponents with only departing player. plishments came in his mental
Kule, echoes these thoughts. “We’re basically going to have strategy and toughness.
“[Jill] definitely stepped up the same people,” Petrillo said. “In his four years at Alfred,
lot,” Petrillo said, adding she “We’ll be better. This is only the Todd has never choked. I put a
wishes that Kule had been beginning.” lot of pressure on Todd. He
switched back sooner. Sanford concurs. became a technician. He is not
PHOTO BY PATRICIA STRICKLAND Also getting a lot of credit is “This is the start of some- the tallest or strongest guy. He
Junior Erin Sands defends against a Utica player. Freshman Katie Haarman. thing,” she said. ❍ SEE STRIKER, PAGE 15