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Juniata screws up, Juniata pays up
On-time graduation guarantee or ﬁfth year free
Sara Cieslewicz four years or less due to the fault motivation for this new policy, sors are doing, [and] our students school graduates in the surround-
of the College, will not be charged Gabe Welsh, assistant vice pres- that come here are very driven and ing areas who apply to public
“Our promise is that if we mess tuition the fifth year or semesters ident of marketing, said, “It is very motivated,” said Welsh. universities.
up, you don’t have to pay,” said beyond the eighth. a marketing ploy; let’s embrace Students recognize the market- Kepple said, “Our suspicion
President Thomas Kepple on “It’s a way of saying Juniata is this.” said. But he added that the ing ploy, but some see the necessity was that people were not applying
Juniata’s recently drafted On-Time really good at this and other places word about Juniata’s quality and of it. Junior Jessica Milheim said, because they saw the cost of Junia-
Graduation Guarantee. aren’t,” said Kris Clarkson, dean influence has been out longer than “With tuition prices on the rise, ta as being too high in comparison
The On-Time Graduation Guar- of students. “In six years’ time [at this latest ploy. it’s almost necessary to find other to state institutions.”
antee will be implemented in nine Juniata], almost 80 percent of the “We took a good look at our ways to get students to attend.” The College is trying to send a
months and will ensure that, start- kids who start will graduate within numbers. What this policy does The College initiated the guar- message out to those who don’t
ing with the incoming Class of six years. Of the 80 percent who [is] put into practice what is antee not only as a marketing cam- realize how much financial aid is
2012, students who have met all graduate, 90 percent plus do it in already essentially happening… paign to compete with other col- offered here. Kepple thinks that
required commitments but are still four [years] or less.” good work that our faculty are leges in Pennsylvania, but also to
unable to complete their degrees in When questioned about the doing, good work that our advi- encourage applications from high continued page 6
All in hope of ﬁve golden rings
Christina Gongaware analyzed the campus’ current secu-
rity policies and introduced recom-
A recent report by a Juniata mendations for improvement.
alumnus has brought up several The most controversial topic
questions in regard to campus introduced by the review group
security. Among the issues are has been the question of whether
whether or not campus security or not Juniata officers should carry
officers should be armed, their role weapons. Each officer currently
in patrolling off-campus residenc- holds pepper spray and some wear
es and other ways to ensure that protective vests, but guns may
Juniata remains a safe campus. soon be a necessity as well.
Alan Ringgold (‘67) conducted Local and state police have
the report after a four day visit to both reported that criminality is
campus in September. Dean Kris on the rise in the Huntingdon area.
Clarkson said that Ringgold, with According to Clarkson, every law
almost 30 years of experience with enforcement officer in Huntingdon
the FBI and as the acting Corpo- supports arming the campus secu-
rate Security Director of DuPont, rity personnel.
Kevin Dundore / Juniatian
was “highly qualified for the job.” Clarkson noted that the Juniata
He led what was known as the On Nov. 11, students set up their tents in the annual Madrigal line. Dedicated tenters slept in the cold weath-
Virginia Tech Review Group that er and survived ridiculously timed roll calls in order to reserve the best tables at this year's Madrigal.
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In them we trust Don't be a Bubba Composing with Chianti Battle of the Sexes
Juniata elected three Director of Academic Columnist Claire Wil- Women's basketball
new trustees last spring. Student Services Sarah liams reviews "Will practices go co-ed to
Find out who they are Mae Clarkson tells the Write for Wine," a pod- give the Eagles a com-
and what they'll do to story of Bubba...and cast aimed at those with petitive edge on the court
improve campus. how not to become him. a thirst for writing. this season.
see page 3 see page 7 see page 11 see page 15
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Beeghly library: Staff and students feel the squeeze
it is we are expected to do.”
One idea for more efficient
L.A. Beeghly Library was suf- space usage of the current periodi-
ficient to its purpose at the time of cals section (ground floor, behind
its 1963 construction. However, the circulation desk) has been
the building’s 30,000 square feet proposed. Library Director John
of floor space are no longer ade- Mumford explained the idea of
quate for the increased resource an information commons which
and space demands of student, he hopes to see created as soon as
faculty and community patrons. financially possible. The proposed
With Juniata’s financial atten- floor design would include space
tion currently directed toward the for group or collaborative work,
Founders Hall project, library staff furnished with tables and chairs
members must overcome their big- equipped with electrical outlets for
gest obstacle—their own facility’s easier laptop use.
restricted space. The information commons
“Space is always an issue…. space “shows a shift in recent years
Any way you slice it, we’re regarding the nature of library use.
small—by square feet, seats, A library was once intended to be a
shelves for collection—but I think solitary study area. Now there is a
"Any way you slice it, we're small--by
square feet, seats, shelves for collection-- but
I think the Juniata students use every inch Christopher Shannon / Juniatian
available in the Library." (Above): Junior Jessica Clemens works with reference librarian Andrew Dudash in Beeghly Library.
(Below): An artist's rendering shows a possible layout for the future of the library's main floor.
the Juniata students use every inch shift toward group usage and com- does not take into account the ments,” said Mumford. library over Founders. But, it may
available in the library, and that’s munal areas,” said Murray. realistic ways in which a library Renovations to Founders Hall be that if we don’t do something
very encouraging,” said Head of Mumford hopes that an infor- should be used by students.” will be especially beneficial to now, Founders Hall might be toast.
Library Systems and Technology mation commons would provide “I think the library is a building the English and History depart- If Founders had been stable, I
Julie Woodling. “space that is comfortable and being considered to have improve- ments. Still some members of the would have said library.”
Despite the library’s small size, technologically compatible, but ments in the future--but with ren- Juniata community were unhappy Dudash said, “I think we need
daily usage and circulation num- the key is that it is still in the ovations to Good and Founders that the library was not chosen for a new library or an addition to the
bers are up. The daily exit count library and those resources are still Hall needing to be finished—my improvements. Tuten said, “If it library. Anything less than that is
is typically 800-1,000. The library available.” understanding is that it is on the had been up to me, I might have shortchanging current and future
currently has a circulating col- To make the commons, the print table as an idea for future improve- chosen to do renovations on the students.”
lection of over 150,000 volumes journals currently housed in the
and access to over 10,000 elec- periodicals space would need to be
tronic journals. The library also moved downstairs, and older peri-
has extensive special collections. odicals would need to be stored
“I think that students have a lot of elsewhere. The journals would
resources at their fingertips.Aall remain accessible to students but
it takes to find and use them is a would require time for retrieval.
quick question,” said Woodling. “The [information commons]
Senior Troy Crumrine uses the design is great. Although trendy,
library daily. “I think it is func- it is an excellent idea. It is positive
tional as it is. The library is one of on an outward level, but there are
the most used buildings on cam- possible ramifications related to
pus…the most heavily used part access. It’s faux, but at the same
gets revamped when it needs it,” time one of our goals as a campus
said Crumrine. is for it to be attractive,” said Head
Head of Library Instruction of Reference Services Andrew
Mary Murray said, “We do a really Dudash.
good job of keeping the collection History department chair Belle
up to date. It’s one of the things Tuten also commented on the
emphasized strongly here—hav- library’s appearance. “Rightly or
ing a collection that meets the wrongly, when prospective stu-
students’ needs, a collection that dents visit campus, they look at the
the students want to use. Space is buildings and judge the institution
a completely different issue. We based on what they see. The library,
need more space. We’re trying to although constantly bustling, does
meet the needs of the students. not give the impression of being
There’s just not enough room to do a priority space,” she said. “The
what we would like to do and what building is older and the space
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New trustees explain their roles and goals on campus
all decision will be based on rec-
ommendation from the College
On Oct. 24 three new trustees treasurer and other reports from
were shown the ropes of to their the different individuals involved
new duties. As trustees they in these services.
are responsible for ensuring the “My goal as a trustee is to make
future of Juniata, be it financially sure that Juniata stays the won-
or academically. By voting and derful institution that it is, while
debating on issues ranging from at they same time encouraging
tuition increases to sustainability Juniata to be even stronger in the
on campus, these new trustees will future,” said Habecker.
be part of a board that affects every O’Donnell, the final new trustee
aspect of campus life. elected last spring, is also very
The new trustees are Nathan interested in making Juniata’s
Ehrlich ('80), Gail Habecker ('76) future just as bright as its past.
and Rod O’Donnell. To become He is the church representative
new trustees these three were to the board, and is responsible
nominated by the specific trustee for bringing the Brethren church’s
committee in charge of nominat- perspective to the trustees. As a
ing individuals. Then the entire church representative he is inter-
board voted on each candidate. ested in the church’s involvement
Those candidates with the major- as well as the strength of the reli-
ity vote were chosen as board gion department.
members. “Juniata is one of the few col-
“I was nominated by the presi- leges that puts the theoretical idea
dent’s request as a possible alumni of being able to practice who you
Christopher Shannon / Juniatian
representative, possibly because I are, including your religion into
have been involved in alumni mat- During their orientation in Oct., trustees met with students to hear about campus news and student concerns. practice, and it’s part of what
ters ever since I graduated. But I’m makes Juniata so very strong,”
interested in the position as it will to ensuring that Juniata continues phia Eagles, and later became an an issue before they vote on it.” said O’Donnell.
allow me to have a say in Juniata’s to be a place where students are so attorney and then finally a Juniata As a trustee member Habecker He is also involved in the busi-
future,” said Ehrlich, alumni repre- very important. trustee. will work on the business affairs ness information committee which
sentative to the board. Ehrlich was an English and Habecker, a former music POE committee discussing things like is responsible for looking at Juni-
As an alumni representative history POE. His interest though turned financial analyst, served on the College’s budget, renovations ata as a business and voting on
Ehrlich is responsible for helping was not focused on only those the board of trustees as the alumni and tuition increases. As an invest- decisions that will make it better.
to represent what Juniata graduates subjects. While here, he partici- representative before being elected ment committee member she will At the last trustee meeting this
would like to see happen on cam- pated as an athletic trainer and to a specific committee. She now be responsible for making deci- committee discussed how to make
pus. This covers anything from was assistant coach of wrestling. will work on the board’s commit- sions on where Juniata invests its campus and the school as green as
donor recognition to projects that In addition to that, he was also tee of business affairs. money. Specifically, Habecker’s possible.
alumni would like to see com- his senior class president and has Habecker sees her fellow vote will directly affect whether As new board members, these
pleted. He is also responsible for been responsible as class treasurer trustees as “always asking ques- or not students pay more the next three all agree that being a trustee
bringing back reports from each ever since he graduated. After tions and debating at the full board year for food and what building is about ensuring the future of
of the general trustees meetings. college he pursued a career as an level even (after the presentation) will be the most important to be Juniata as an institution of learning
Ehrlich is already looking forward athletic trainer for the Philadel- until they completely understand renovated. This committee’s over- and growing.
Juniata alumna publishes first novel She is very insightful, very pas-
sionate. She’s poetic and her
lege close to home, Goodall found
that Katz took an immediate inter-
imagination is present in every- est in her writing.
Sarah Ruggiero “Chaise” captures a terrifying time in which to focus on her writ- thing she does. She is completely Goodall said that she dedicated
world, controlled by fast food and ing. She would often begin her alive….She does all this as a full the book to Katz because “Judy
Juniata alumna, Becci Goodall corporations. The story is por- day at four in the morning to write time mother and is absolutely there was the first person to take interest
(’02), recently published her first trayed through vivid portraits of for an hour. for her kids,” said English profes- in me and that ever noticed that I
novel “Chaise.” Goodall’s characters and excerpts “I just got to thinking about life. sor, Judy Katz, to whom Goodall had talent. She was the first per-
Goodall labels her novel to be of the characters’ past. I started writing about the things dedicated the book. son to encourage me to work on
part of the genre of experimental Goodall began writing her novel that happen to women in our own About her reaction to learning it and first to show me how to edit
fiction, called speculative fiction. in the summer of 2004. Over the lives. A lot of the names [in the about the dedication, Katz said, “I my work.”
Speculative fiction is imagining next three years, she wrote on and book] are friends of mine, but the was stunned. She kept it a secret. “It’s so great to show what a
things that could really happen, off again, with no intention of things they do aren’t real,” said I didn’t know she was going to difference a person can make in
such as people with robotic body writing a novel. Goodall. dedicate it to me! I read it and I another’s life. It’s amazing to
parts. She describes “Chaise” as “I started my novel as a short To her surprise, her story was called everyone I knew and said, honor Judy for all she has done for
a story about a nameless character story. It was form of therapy. I published in July, 2007 by an ‘I can’t believe this!’ I am just me,” said Goodall.
who succumbs to a mental break- never set out to write to write a online speculative fiction Web site, honored and amazed.” The two grew together, bonding
down. Given the extent of her book,” said Goodall. As a silverthought.com. Editor Paul The relationship between Katz over school, writing and family, all
mental illness, which she denies, single parent, working full time, Hughes charged nothing for the and Goodall stems back to Good- the while forming a friendship that
she does not leave her couch for while also attending graduate cost of publishing. all’s junior year at Juniata. Trans-
years. school, Goodall found minimal “She’s very ironically funny. ferring in from a community col- continued page 6
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Study abroad: Priceless experience can come with a hefty price tag
Bennett Rea the same amount as the euro. abroad. The first, called “direct studying abroad…especially in purchase a cell phone in the
This cost though, has not exchange,” costs the College Europe where the dollar is so U.S. for Europe.” A student who
The weak value of the dol- deterred students from study- nothing extra and will not affect weak,” said Lakso. purchases a cell phone plan in
lar in many foreign countries ing abroad. According to Jarmi- future study abroad opportu- The weak dollar does have Europe will find it to be much
has made study abroad expenses la Polte, the director of study nities. The second is studying effects on students while study- cheaper and simpler according
higher for both the College and abroad, in 2007-2008, 174 Junia- through a third party provid- ing abroad. Though tuition may to Hernandez.
students, but it has not lowered ta students will study outside the er. The most common one for stay fairly consistent, the cost of Students who are planning
participation in the program at U.S. Polte also said that there Juniata is the Brethren Colleges living in most countries in Europe to study abroad can also com-
this point. has been no drop in the number Abroad (BCA) organization. has grown far more expensive bat the rising costs by using
Recently there has been a of students going to Europe in For students, choosing either than it was previously. Juniata’s resources. There are
decline in the value of the dollar recent years. This is partially option makes no difference While room and board is paid numerous scholarships available
across the world, especially in because the tuition costs are fair- economically. The cost will for by the College, traveling and for people studying abroad, as
most European countries. One ly consistent from year to year in be the same either way with transportation are usually left well as vacation travel allowanc-
dollar and forty-six cents only the exchange program. their tuition, room and board up to the student. Sara Hernan- es. For example, Juniata’s study
exchanges to one euro. Just five Students have several options and financial aid all transferring dez, a junior studying abroad in abroad program may give a stu-
years ago the dollar was worth when they choose to study from Juniata to the foreign host Seville, Spain, said that using dent a $350 check per semester
school. For some students, the the public transportation or bus so that he or she can travel while
second option is more beneficial system is pricy. “Using it every abroad.
because there are BCA directors day can really add up,” says Her- The financial aid office will
at each foreign site. nandez. also maximize loans in order to
The cost for the College for It is also very common for allow a student to study abroad
this method, however, is variable students studying abroad to trav- at a lower cost, though it will
and rising. The College is begin- el to some of the surrounding cost a good deal of money to pay
ning to incur higher costs from countries since they are so close. them off later. “The bottom line
dealing with the BCA because of “I probably spend most of my is: plan ahead,” says Polte.
the dropping value of the dollar. money on plane tickets to see Going to a country in
This means Juniata is writing other countries in Europe,” Her- Latin America and Africa can
larger checks to make up for the nandez said. also avoid the problem of
dollar’s low value according to A “cheap” roundtrip ticket for the weak dollar altogether.
Provost James Lakso. one from Seville to Paris, France In countries such as Ecuador
To deal with the rising costs, costs around $251 at this time of and The Gambia, the dollar is
Lakso said, “We either need stu- year. But since the dollar is only extremely strong. Juniata has
dents to move from third party worth .685 percent of a euro, the exchange programs set up in
provision to exchange, or nego- cost skyrockets to around $366. both areas.
tiate with BCA.” A student would be paying over Even in Europe, there are
Cutting the cost of the checks $100 more just because of the several countries in which the
the College writes to the BCA exchange rate. dollar is still strong, such as the
would save money and prevent There are some factors that Czech Republic where Juniata
restrictions being placed on do make up for the weak value has an exchange program in
the program. But here could be of the dollar. Clothes and alco- place. Although the costs may
unfavorable results if potential holic drinks are cheaper in much be high in many of the possible
negotiations do not lead to suc- of Europe than in the United study abroad areas, there are
cess. States, counteracting the dol- many opportunities to study in a
“We may have to eventually lar’s low value. Hernandez also country where the dollar remains
limit the number of students advises students to “not ever strong.
Wondering how to ﬁle for an Incomplete or a Withdrawal?
An incomplete is given at the discretion of the professor. This must be approved before the end
of the fall semester. It requires a satisfactory explanation, which usually includes an illness or an
After an incomplete is filed, a student has three weeks into the spring semester to complete all miss-
ing work. The deadline for incomplete work due in the spring semester is Feb. 8.
A student wishing to withdraw from a course has until the scheduled date a professor has set on
the course syllabus to do so. To receive a withdrawal, a
student must complete a form that is to be signed by both
the professor and academic advisors. The form must be
submitted to the Office of the Registrar.
If passing the course at the time of the withdrawal the
student will receive a WP (withdrawal pass). If you were
failing at the time of the withdrawal a WF (withdrawal
failure) will be given.
Withdrawals will not be calculated in a student's GPA,
but will appear on his or her official transcript. An unoffi-
cial withdrawal will be calculated as an F. Withdrawals are
considered unofficial if the student fails to make satisfac-
tory arrangements at the Office of the Registrar.
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Suggestions for improved security being considered
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police (JCPD) have become more ship with students. Clarkson the officer.” Ringgold’s group also recom- of the duties.” Juniata currently
involved in incidents involving acknowledged that perception. Currently, only two officers mended locking the residence employs seven full-time and two
students living in close proximity “When the officer is carrying a have the credentials to carry a halls. While the doors, frames, and part-time officers.
to campus. JCPD aids Huntingdon gun and the student isn’t, you’re weapon, which poses another swipe locks have been in place, a Clarkson considers this the most
officers in emergency situations obviously not on the same level problem. glitch in software has delayed the important suggestion of all and
and are expected to pull over dan- sees it as the best way to make
gerous drivers on and near cam- Juniata safer. If new staff is hired,
pus. Clarkson said that “there is "When the ofﬁcer is carrying a gun and the student isn't, you're there will be a concerted effort that
already a level of concern that we obviously not on the same level anymore." at least some of them are female.
are putting our officers in danger- Increased training was another
ous situations.” of the research group’s sugges-
Freshman Britney Lenig sup- anymore,” he said. Clarkson says that the board of process. Clarkson envisions that tions. A mock emergency exer-
ports the idea of JCPD officers There is also the worry that arm- trustees, who will ultimately make the process will be in place by the cise was conducted on Oct. 31 to
carrying guns. She thinks that “it ing officers would lead to more the arming decision, is “fairly end of the semester. ensure that all emergency systems
would deter students from partak- accidents than actual protection. divided” and “has a very important While he said that “everyone and personnel were functioning
ing in any violent activity.”The “It’s only causing more risks,” and difficult decision to make.” A knows that someone intent on get- properly.
main opposition has argued that said freshman Ariele Maury. “If a decision will not be made until at ting through will get in,” Clark- Huge changes in security have
the arming of campus police will personal [sic] can get a hold of the least next year, as the trustees will son said that the system is still already been made around cam-
drastically change their relation- gun, then they can use it against not meet again until April. important to non-students who are pus. A siren has been installed. A
looking for easy targets for theft. text-messaging system has also
It will also become important for been put into effect. Notifications
Campus hosts Model UN conference
any student who loses his or her will also be available through
ID card to report it. This will stop WKVR and Channel 98. A system
any non-student from entering the of feedback on the resolution of
residence halls. campus police incidents has been
Laura Hess Hiring additional security staff completed, which will aid officials
was another important recommen- greatly in organizing updating
On Nov. 12 200 high school students from 14 different high schools across Pennsylvania came to dation. According to the research files. Updates will continue to be
Juniata for the 10th Annual High School Model United Nations Conference. group, a larger JCPD would allow made to security as a whole as the
The conference is annually sponsored by Juniata’s Model UN club and is advised by Emil Nagengast, for “greater flexibility in schedul- group’s recommendations become
department chair of politics. The overall goal of the conference was to allow high school students the ing and a more equitable sharing realities.
chance to examine current world issues and explore peers’ opinions about them.
Holding the annual event was prompted by Juniata students in the Model UN club in 1997. Juniata’s Where on campus?
high school conference has continued to grow every year since its implementation. Nagengast said, “The
conference promotes Juniata to prospective students while involving them in internationality.”
The conference provides the high school Model UN chapters with an opportunity to participate in a
Model UN Conference modeled after the National Collegiate Conference which Juniata students attend
each year in Washington, DC.
The high school students spent the day, simulating the problems and complexities of international
delegation in committees that mirrored actual United Nations’ procedures. Students were responsible for
researching their previously assigned countries’ backgrounds and preparing debate material on assigned
Some of the debate topics this year included the genocide Darfur, the situation in Iraq, women’s rights
and the Iran nuclear proliferation. From the information they gathered, students acted as delegates from
the assigned countries in the simulated UN committee meetings held all over campus.
Jiwoong Park, a senior at Juniata Valley High School and a prospective Juniata College student com-
mented on the conference experience. He said, “It is a great learning experience. It’s hard to actually
argue a country’s point of view thoroughly, but this gives us a good sense of what has to go on at UN
Model UN on campus is a club as well as a credit course. There are currently 19 students
involved through the course. An additional 20 students participate strictly through the club. Juniata’s
Model UN members facilitated the high school conference by serving as committee chairs, committee
assistants, home government people, other country representatives and errand runners.
The home government was based in the TLT computer lab where Nagengast and Model UN mem-
bers were connected to each committee via the network to answer questions and print each committee’s
Juniata’s Model UN members, who served as simulated country representatives, kept the committee
debates interesting by delivering made-up crises and offering controversial views to the committees.
The conference was an overall success and Model UN members look forward to next year’s
Kevin Dundore / Juniatian
event. Senior Jigar Patel said, “This year’s high school conference was one of the most interesting ones I
have seen in the past four years I have done this. The high school students were way more prepared than Do you know where the above picture was taken? Send your
they have been in the past and that made the conference successful.” guess to the Juniatian at email@example.com. The ﬁrst correct
Students interested in more information on how to join Model UN should visit http://www.juniata. answer will receive a free Espresso Bar drink from Sheetz. Con-
edu/faculty/nagengast/modelun.htm. gratulations to last issue's winner: Samantha Schrieber!
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Fifth year free guarantee isn't as free or easy as it seems
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people don’t realize that the real advancing their career, students at won’t receive everything for free. eligible for the guarantee. These approved leaves of absence.
cost of going to a public college Penn State are in their fifth year or “It will cost the students some- are titled “the student’s commit- Senior Todd Beaumont said, “I
for a year or two years extra in maybe sixth,” said Kepple. thing…room and board some- ment” and “the College’s commit- think that the advisors should be
some cases makes that education In regards to where the money is where, whether they live on or off ment.” able to handle this responsibility.
more expensive than four years at coming from to fund this program, campus,” said Kepple. Along with Students are only eligible for I don’t see any [thing] different
Juniata. Kepple said, “It’s almost no cost; room and board expenses, the stu- the guarantee if they are first year from their current responsibili-
“The real cost of not graduat- we expect there won’t be many dent will have to pay for books and students when they sign the agree- ties as academic advisors. I think
ing in four year is not the cost students to do it. The truth is… fees other than course fees. ment, have declared their final with a fifth year free incentive, it
of tuition, [it] is loss of income, it just means adding one or two According to the rough draft POE prior to earning 60 cred- will ensure students graduate in a
loss of time in grad school, and students to a senior level class. We of the guarantee sent out to fac- its, have met with their academic timely fashion.”
lost time in getting to your career. have the space in those classes.” ulty and staff, there are two sets advisors every semester and have The guarantee does not apply
While Juniata students are out there Students who take the fifth year of requirements for a student to be registered for classes as early as to international students, transfers
they could (notifying advisors or students whose graduation is
Alumna writes Community Service
when a required course is unavail-
delayed for not paying their grad-
uation fees. Double majors that
book ▪The Community Service Ofﬁce is bringing the “White Ribbon They must also complete 30 require more time, or students who
Campaign” to campus. The campaign is aimed at “men working to credits each academic year and not seek dual certification in education
end men’s violence against women.” drop any course required for their are not covered either.
continued from page 3 Men on campus will try to recruit 250 other men to sign a pledge degree or POE after their third “I think that the school should
saying that they will never physically harm a woman. Those who sign semester, maintain academic prog- guarantee that fifth year option [for
would last long after Goodall’s will wear white ribbons. The ﬁrst 100 to sign will receive a “wife lov- ress and stay out of trouble. dual certifications]. Dual certifica-
graduation. er” undershirt to oppose the “wife beater” tank. The key is the College’s com- tions make students more market-
Goodall described her rela- Students can sign the pledge tonight at the JC Up Late event and mitment. Advisors are expected able, so Juniata should commend
tionship with Katz as a mixture tomorrow, Dec. 1, at the men’s and women’s basketball games. to continue to keep up the vigilant them for that ambition,” said Mil-
between family and friend. She work that the policy boasts about heim.
said, “When I was in school, she ▪A blood drive will be held on Dec. 5 from 12-6 p.m. in Ellis Ball- in their commitments as advisors. Clarkson said, “If people are
was a mentor and often like a room. The entire campus community is invited to donate in honor, According to the guarantee these here doing what they should do
mother to me. She was always or in memory of, a loved one. Donors can sign the dedication banner include informing their advisees and they are taking a normal
there to pick me up when I needed at the drive. Appointments can be made in advance by visiting www. about College degree and POE course load (and they are)...they
encouraging words.” givelife.org. requirements, providing the neces- are going to graduate in four years.
Goodall showcased an excerpt sary courses in a timely manner, Who wants to stay longer than
▪Juniatians can also contribute to annual Toys for Tots campaign encouraging students to study they have to?”
from “Chaise” during last month’s which runs until Dec. 22. Students, staff and faculty can drop off toys at
celebration of women writers, abroad, supporting their students “If there is any senior out there
the Community Service Ofﬁce in Ellis Hall. in obtaining research and intern- this year [who will not be able
“Unlock Your Voice,” which is Volunteers are also needed to help sort, bag and tag toys on Tues.,
run by Katz. She has performed ship opportunities, and stopping graduate in four years] because of
Wed. and Thurs. evenings from 7-9 p.m. Volunteers should contact Me- the plan’s clock if students must some reason we created, I’d like
at Unlock Your Voice numerous lissa Herheim at 814-658-6812, Crystal Plumley at 570-439-0176 or
times in the past, both as a student withdraw because of serious health to talk to them. We’ll see what we
Shauna Morin at firstname.lastname@example.org. or family problems, or any other can do,” said Kepple.
and an alumna.
“Her performance was very
inspiring and truly celebrated the
work of women writers,” said
sophomore attendee, Chloe Pott.
Goodall is now the editor of the
writer's workshop forum entitled,
closet is an online community
where writers can post personal
works for a group of writers to
She is also the editor of the
upcoming “The Misfit Literati: a
reader's guide to the underground
press.” This will be a quarterly
newsprint that will review and fea-
ture the best of new writers.
Goodall will perform in a poetry
slam at Boxer’s Cafe, located at
410 Penn Street, in downtown
Huntingdon, on Dec. 3. She will
sell her book at the event, donating
all proceeds to All Ways of Lov-
ing, a Juniata Club.
“Chaise” can be purchased for
$12.95 at Boxer’s Café and the
VOLUME 89, ISSUE 4
COMMENTARY JUNIATIAN 7
A bonehead if there ever was one
A friendly reminder from Academic Support Ser vices
Dear Students, The manager went to Bubba and of wisdom in mind during the the strongest person can cave to want people to bully or pressure
It is time again for me to send said, "Thank you for your interest, weeks ahead: during a busy and stressful time. others or take credit for work that
you all my end-of-semester warn- but we've decided to give the Yan- Keep your head. Everything Do not e-mail or share ﬁles, is not theirs. So just say no . . . you
ing, which can variously be en- kee the job." will get done, and will get done papers, programs, presentations or won’t e-mail that ﬁle or document,
titled “Do the Right Thing,” or Bubba asked, "And why are you before you leave for the holiday work electronically. Ever. Do not or let that person review your lab,
“Don’t Do Something Crazy . . giving him the job? We both got break. Don’t panic. EVER do this. but you’ll be happy to sit down and
. Like Cheat,” or “You’re Better nine questions correct. This being Do not use any words, any- Please don't collaborate when talk someone through it.
than This.” Before I enumerate all Alabama, and me being a Southern where, from any source that are directions have been clear from I think that’s everything. Let
the ways to avoid heartache and boy, I should get the job!" not cited correctly—especially your faculty that you are not al- me give credit to Darwin Kysor,
stomach ache, please read below The manager said, "We have words you have found on the Inter- lowed to. director of Career Services, who
and meet Bubba, a bonehead if made our decision not on the cor- net. You understand the principles If a study guide or answers sent me the Bubba story way back
ever there was one. rect answers, but rather on the one of intellectual property, and you manual is on reserve in the library, in August. I’ve been saving it all
question that you both missed." know which intellectual property you have a solemn responsibility these months, just to share it with
The Bubba Test Bubba then asked, "And just is yours and which is someone to keep your person IN the library you now. The most important thing
Bubba applied for an engineer- how would one incorrect answer else’s. So does your faculty know and return the text within the des- for you to know is that we have
ing position at an Alabama reﬁn- be better than the other?" this distinction. ignated time. If you do not, the li- great conﬁdence in you, consider it
ery. The manager replied, "Bubba, Lock your computer when- brarians will be sharing your name a privilege and honor to teach you,
A Yankee applied for the same it's like this ... on question #4, the ever you step away from it, even in with me. and wish you a very successful end
job and both applicants, having the Yankee put down, "I don't know." your dorm room or suite. I’m not Be assertive. Even say no to of semester.
same qualiﬁcations, were asked to And you put down, "Neither do I.” kidding about this. people who are asking for help that
take a test by the manager. Upon The example above being emi- Do not share your password you know is more than help. We Be careful out there,
completion of the test, both men nently clear to all of you, I’m sure, and username with anyone. This want to support and encourage co- Sarah May Clarkson
only missed one of the questions. please keep the following words represents temptations that even operative learning, but we do not Academic Support Services
Thinking about thinking
Time travel provides insight on global warming
Ryan Hamillton from ancient Greece, I decided to Jumping back into my time ma- Gandhi said, “Whatever you do As we waited for President Bush
hop, skip and jump forward in time chine I arrived in the 20th century about global warming will be in- and former Prime Minister Blair,
The 2007 Nobel Peace Prize was to visit my other favorite philoso- to talk with John F. Kennedy. His signiﬁcant, but it is very important I sipped a beer. Ahmadinejad said,
recently awarded, jointly, to the In- phers. I found Descartes sitting in a advice: “Ask not what you can do that you do it.” “In Iran we don’t have global
tergovernmental Panel on Climate leather armchair in his study. When for global warming, but what glob- Benjamin Franklin commented, warming like in your country. Iran
Change and Al Gore. The award asked for his thoughts on global al warming can do for you.” “In this world nothing can be said emits no CO2. I don’t know who
was given in recognition of the ef- warming he replied, “I think the Franklin D. Roosevelt ex- to be certain, except death, taxes told you that.” He promptly got up
fort to spread knowledge about cli- earth is warming, therefore it is.” plained, “We have nothing to fear and global warming.” and left.
mate change. To learn more about Nietzsche only forcefully grum- but global warming itself.” Martin Luther’s solution, “Pray, Sadly, my other two guests
this controversial and important bled, “Global warming is dead.” Nixon declined to comment. and let God worry about global never arrived. It looked like I was
issue, I knew my research would In hopes of ﬁnding a solution, I Storming away I heard him ex- warming.” on my own. The words of Einstein
need to be unconventional. revved up my time machine once claim, “I am not a dirty polluter.” Back in 2007 once again, I felt came to mind. “Do not worry about
Without a moment’s hesitation, again. Shakespeare lamented, “I When I arrived to talk with there was still insight to be found. your difﬁculties with global warm-
I ﬁred up my hybrid time machine wasted resources and now doth my Reagan, he was in the middle of a In an unprecedented feat of di- ing; I assure you that mine are still
and embarked on an epic adven- resources waste me.” speech. “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down plomacy and plot levering, I con- greater.”
ture to get the low down on global Emerson was certain, “The end this wall!” Seeing me in the audi- vinced George Bush, Tony Blair It was late in the day and the sun
warming and possible solutions. of the human race will be that it ence he added, “And use it to seed and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to had set. I could only ﬁnish my beer
Who better to ask than those great will eventually die of global warm- a coral reef in the Caribbean.” meet me at Boxers in Huntingdon. and begin the walk home.
minds and inﬂuential leaders of ing.” At that moment I thought, when
Of course, I made my ﬁrst stop
It seems that the issue of global
warming falls into the hands of us
the future of the entire world is at
stake, the megalomaniacs of the
Make the Juniatian work for you
ancient Greece for an appointment all. However, little can be accom- past will certainly have an opinion, The Juniatian encourages members of the campus community
with the man often noted as the fa- plished if world leaders are not en- so I zipped back in time again. Hit- to send the editors news leads, story ideas and general questions
ther of western thought. In typical gaged. With this in mind, I decided ler was adamant: “We need to stop to be investigated.
form, Plato replied, “Global warm- to ask past American presidents for global warming or it will conquer In order to publish a newspaper that appeals to the interests
ing is not the worst that can happen their perspectives. Thomas Jeffer- the world before we do.” and needs of the entire campus, the staff also accepts requests for
to men.” son said, “When in the course of Napoleon was busy, but took a coverage of student achievements, club events, academic depart-
Aristotle was only slightly human events it is no longer pos- moment to say, “Global warming mental happenings, residential life programs and other campus-
more helpful. He said, “The gods, sible to live with global warming it is a set of lies agreed upon.” related activities.
too, are fond of a joke, but global becomes necessary for a people to Ironically, my time was running Please send your suggestions or requests to juniatian@juniata.
warming isn’t very funny.” remove global warming from their out. With desperation, I punched edu. Or submit your idea(s) anonymously to the Juniatian's post
Without any tangible solutions society.” the random time travel button. office box, #667.
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Ask the Administration students who assist in the planning
and executing of the event. For
With that said, JAB still invests
“At the beginning of the semes-
ter, a big deal was made about
“Madrigal is the last tradition
of the semester, and probably one
example, the major event provides
incredible leadership opportuni-
a lot of money and time into pro-
ducing Madrigal to ensure it is a
ties for about 30 students. If those memorable evening for JC stu- Established in 1924
the new ID card key entries that of the most expensive for students
30 students attended a leadership dents and guests. as a continuation
were supposed to be activated on to attend (if you consider purchas-
conference, it would cost approxi-
the dorms. Now, with only three ing attire, pre-gaming materials, of The Echo, 1891
mately $1,000.00/person (confer- Staci Weber
weeks to go before break, we still tickets, etc.). So is it the most ex-
ence fees, transportation, room Director of the Ofﬁce of
don’t see any of them in use. Is pensive tradition for Juniata to of- Rebecca DeHass
and board). So, the leadership Student Activities
the College still planning on mak- fer? If not, which one is, and how editor-in-chief
beneﬁts alone make JAB’s money
ing the change to ID card entry? much does the most expensive
If not, why, or if so, when?” tradition generally cost?” Jason Najarian
You can ask the questions for once... news editor
The delay has been caused by Madrigal may costs the students
some software problems. The con- the most to attend; however, other In each issue, President Kepple and other administrators will Monica Tully
tactor for the system is attempting Juniata traditions cost JAB more address the campus community's concerns or questions. section editor
to correct the software problems money to produce. The most ﬁ- Kepple will make public his thoughts on campus issues in his
and we expect to have a new soft- nancially expensive tradition on "Presidential Perspective." Though he has plans for his column Manal DaherMonsour
ware package for the system before campus would be the major event this semester, the president welcomes topic suggestions. section editor
the end of this semester. Our origi- which costs around $35,000.00, When Kepple cannot submit his column, due to College-related
nal plans were to have the system followed by Friday Night Live at travel, Provost James Lakso will offer his take on a topic pertain- Sarah Dotter
up and operating by the middle approximately $19,500.00, then ing to campus. section editor
of the ﬁrst semester, but we were Springfest at $14,000.00. For the "Ask the Administration" feature (see above), the Junia-
unable to meet that goal. Our new While these numbers sound high, tian forwards legitimate student, faculty and staff questions to the Emily LaBrecque
goal is to place the system in ser- it is important to break each dollar administrators most equipped to answer them.
vice sometime during the ﬁrst two amount down and look at what the To submit your topic ideas to Kepple, or to ask questions of the
weeks of the spring semester. costs need to cover (production, administration, please e-mail the Juniatian at juniatian@juniata.
marketing, artist and agent fees edu.
Working for you and with you, and catering), how many students All questions and comments will be kept anonymous and will sports editor
Tim Launtz attend and the leadership opportu- be forwared to administrators via the Juniatian's e-mail account.
Director of Residential Life nities provided to each of the JC Dave Sollenberger
asst. design editor
letters, advising evaluations, fac- and make changes to their courses Kate Goulet
Provost Perspective ulty service (committee work,
advising of student groups) and
based on what they read. For this
reason as well, it is important for
asst. design editor
professional development activi- students to offer honest and fair Chris Shannon
James Lakso is the College's ties (research, professional papers, evaluations of teaching effective- photo editor
Provost and a professor of eco- conference presentations, grants, ness.
nomics. Lakso began his tenure new course development) to make We struggle with a couple of Kevin Dundore
at Juniata in 1970. recommendations on faculty ten- potential negative consequences asst. photo editor
It is course evaluation season at ure and promotion. when relying heavily on student
Juniata. Students have received It is very important that students evaluations in promotion and ten- Prof. Amy E. Mathur
an e-mail from the faculty Person- take the time to fairly and hon- ure decisions. The first is that faculty advisor
nel Evaluation Committee (PEC) estly offer their views on teaching faculty might require less student
asking them to complete evalua- effectiveness. This evaluation of work or lower their standards in an Produced by
tions for some or all of the courses teaching effectiveness is the most effort to recieve good student eval- The Writing Practicum
they are taking this semester. It important part of the PEC pro- uations. I can’t say that this never
is a regular end-of-semester ritual cess. happens, but my own experience
which students should take very Faculty members not currently in almost 40 years of teaching at 667 Juniata College
seriously. being considered for promotion Juniata is that this is not a serious Huntingdon, PA 16652
The PEC will use the data from and tenure also have course evalu- problem. What I have observed is (814) 641-3379
the student evaluations, as well as ations done. I can assure you that email@example.com
information provided by colleague faculty review these evaluations continued page 10
V OLU ME 8 9 , I S S UE 4 Juniatian C O M M EN TARY -9-
Life on the Lake
Hunting as Environmentalism: not
the paradox you may think
Brittany Moyer This is specifically true for
deer, the favorite game for many
Think back to Monday’s hunters. Deer are herbivores that
weather. Remember how rainy, love to feed on young tree sap-
windy and generally miserable lings, which are low-growing and
it was? Still, hundreds of Hunt- widely accessible. However, this
ingdon County hunters bore the has tremendous effects on for-
elements and watched for move- est health and regeneration, since
ment in the forests on opening the deer’s grazing can stunt a
day of Pennsylvania’s 2007 deer tree’s growth or even kill it com-
season. And dare I say, I am pletely. Deer are also notorious
appreciative of these hunters. for eating and disrupting agricul- Join Brittany in a discussion on the Arch about this week's column, the Raystown Field Station
I used to be against, or at least tural crops and home gardens. If or sustainability.
uncomfortable with, recreational left unchecked, deer populations
hunting. Something about romp- have the potential to skyrocket, The PGC is responsible for “People look at me and say, ously set up their tree stands 50
ing around the woods with a rifle causing severe damage to both wildlife management, wildlife ‘How can you be an environ- yards apart from one another.
and taking aim at unsuspecting forests and agriculture. protection and wildlife habi- mentalist and hunt?’” Pearson Around 9:30 a.m., Pearson’s dad
animals—just for fun—didn’t In this regard, environmental- tat management, three areas said. “But it’s not just me; there heard one shot ring out; Pearson
seem right to me. Hunting for ly conscious people should be of which any environmentalist are other environmentalists who had shot and killed a 130-pound
food is one thing; hunting to grateful that there is a captive should realize the importance. also hunt. It’s not like I’ve broken doe, which his family will use
be able to mount some stuffed audience of deer hunters in Penn- When I learned that the Com- some sacred rule of environmen- for deer steaks, burgers and
creature on your wall is another. sylvania to help manage the deer mission is funded almost entirely talism.” jerky.
The majority of my friends back population. by license dollars spent by Penn- Pearson also spouted off the So, next time you hear an envi-
home in the Washington, D.C., In Pennsylvania, hunting is sylvania hunters and trappers, I ways in which hunting is a great ronmentalist bash hunting, ask
area felt similarly, as do many regulated by the Pennsylvania again found myself indebted to wildlife management option, him how much he values healthy
environmentalists and wildlife Game Commission (PGC), which these folks. which in turn helps to maintain forests and farmlands.
lovers. was first established in the early Junior Brian Pearson, who forest health, prevent agricultural
But in many ways, this is a 1900s to monitor the dwindling is also living at the Raystown losses, and lessen the amount of Junior Brittany Moyer is one
naïve point of view. As life and deer and other wildlife popula- Field Station with me this semes- deer-vehicle collisions. of 10 students living and studying
studies at Raystown Lake have tions, which were important food ter, has been hunting since he Last Monday, the rain didn’t at Juniata’s Raystown Field Sta-
taught me, hunting does have sources. Today, the PGC sets the was 13 years old. As an environ- stop Pearson and his father from tion (RFS) for the fall semester.
an important cultural value, and, laws and regulations surround- mental education POE, he has hunting on opening day of the Interested in applying to spend
when well-regulated, it is also ing Pennsylvania game hunting, often undergone scrutiny for deer season. They were out in at semester on the lake? Contact
extremely important in wildlife including the season dates and his seemingly paradoxical inter- the woods of Sinking Valley by Chuck or Sharon Yohn, co-direc-
management. bag limits. ests. 6 a.m., where they had previ- tors of RFS.
to the idea of giving a loved one a basket filled with sustainable gifts this Christmas. (Such things continued from page 9
have been advertised on campus for $45). We love the “go green” movement as much as the next
recycler, but an energy efficient light bulb for Christmas? That’s no can of Who-Hash.
that students are smart enough to for tenure. We know that such
to the number 7…the maximum number of days left on which we could possibly have class in know when they are being bribed experimentation often results in
with the promise of easy grades lower student evaluations at first,
to the illegal arrival of camo-clad hunters skulking around the Raystown Field Station on Monday for little work and don’t give good but that such experimentation is
morning. Students studying on the lake this semester were instructed to wear orange if going out- evaluations to faculty who don’t really necessary to improve teach-
side and they struggled to concentrate during classes while the sound of gunfire rang through the expect much of them. In fact the ing and learning over time. Senior
trees. We told you that living in the wilderness was dangerous. We don’t care what Thoreau said. best teaching evaluations I have faculty and administrators have to
ever seen were for faculty who be sure that student evaluations are
to the low number of Madrigal tenters this year. At one count, we marked only 23 tents “lined up.” were both demanding and fair. not used to punish faculty who are
The line for cough syrup at the Health and Wellness Center is longer than that. The second potential negative truly interested in trying new and
consequence is that faculty might innovative approaches.
to security, facilities and Res. Life for their quick response to the possible CO leak in Sherwood be discouraged from experiment- Our job is to make honest and
prior to Thanksgiving break. They immediately knew something was wrong when the building no ing with new teaching methods or fair decisions about promotion and
longer smelled NORML. radically changing their approach tenure. We need student help to
in a course when be evaluated do that.