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Wednesday, September 21, 2005 Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio | www.goldtorchnews.com Page 1
I LOVE A PARADE
Welcome many, but enrollment drops
Advantages touted by
By Jirou Williams ties, including most other Historical- twice a year instead of three times.
Contributing Writer ly Black Colleges and Universities. ■ The athletic department will
Central State University started He said the semester calendar will ﬁnd it easier to schedule sporting
the school year under a new academ- provide a host of other beneﬁts: events with other schools.
ic calendar. For the ﬁrst time in more ■ Students will now register for ■ Teachers will be able to cover
than 30 years, the school is operating class and go through ﬁnancial aid Continued on page 10
CSU assists students
under a semester calendar instead of
a quarter calendar.
“ We decided to do this ﬁve years
affected by Katrina
ago,” said Dr. Terrence Glass, coordi-
nator of the semester conversion. “It
has many beneﬁts.”
Photo by Amy Harper, CSU Ofﬁce of the President
Glass said Central State will now
The Invincible Marching Marauders perform in Dayton Sept. 4, 2005. be in sync with most other universi- gression of the courses here. If they
Convocation’s success formula
Contributing Writer come too late it would be more of a
Central State is doing its part to disservice to them.” Ali said. Ali is
help victims of Hurricane Katrina. concerned that if the students come
According to Mohammad Ali, Ex- too late they won’t be able to catch
Dana Freeman The second part of the equation, of inner-conﬁdence about themselves ecutive Director of Student Service up with classes.
Contributing Writer “SE (squared)”, stands for self esteem or they won’t have much success. and Director of Assessment, CSU Ali expects that small, iso-
Hundreds of students and area (squared). A person should be arro- Fairbanks told the students that they will accept up to 100 storm victims lated groups of students will come
residents packed Robeson Audi- gant about who he or she is, Fairbanks have to challenge themselves even if fall semester. “We are ready to do to CSU. Many storm victims have
torium Aug. 30, 2005, for the ﬁrst said. “I’m not going to allow anyone their teachers won’t. “Challenge the what it takes to yet to heal after
convocation of the school year. An- to stand in my way,” he explained. faculty to live up to their syllabi,” he help however we enduring a dev-
President Garland opens doors
thony R. Fairbanks, vice president of Students need to have a double-dose Continued on page 10 can.” Ali said. of university to students displaced astating experi-
institutional advancement, delivered Ali has con- by Gulf region disaster, p. 2 ence.
the keynote speech and spoke to the GREETINGS FRESHMEN tacted local Red Seven students
crowd about the keys to success. Cross ofﬁces and have contacted
Fairbanks, who has had an ac- asked them to direct any interested Ali. One of them — an elementary
complished career working for a students to his ofﬁce. Once contact- education major from Mississippi
number of non-proﬁt organizations, ed, Ali will help the student register —has registered for class. The uni-
spearheaded the $1.4 million “Bill at Central. “We have to get students versity gave her a full ﬁnancial aide
Cosby Challenge” at Central State, in class soon because of the pro- Continued on page 2
as well as the $1.5 million fund drive
Campus ROTC numbers
to restore Marauder Football. Fair-
banks also implemented the Project
strong despite the war
100 program to draw out of state stu-
dents to Central.
With all of his achievements,
Fairbanks spoke at the convocation
about his formula for success: SC + Britney Gray Post reported in April that enrollment
SE (squared) + U – FF= SUCCESS. Contributing Writer has slipped more than 16 percent over
“SC” stands for self control, It’s no secret that the United States the past two school years, leaving the
meaning everyone controls his or military maintains a heavy presence program with its fewest participants
her own destiny. “A person can not overseas. Members of the Reserve in nearly a decade.
blame anyone else for what happens,” Ofﬁcers’ Training Corps know that Participation at Central State, how-
Fairbanks said. “Don’t allow peers to they could one day be stationed in ever, remains strong. Central State’s
negatively inﬂuence you.” He also Iraq. US Army Recruiting Ofﬁcer, Cap-
said that no one should ever make ex- Photo by Amy Harper, Ofﬁce of the President
Nationally, U.S. involvement in tain Ricarlos M. Caldwell, said the
cuses for themselves because excuses A student at the Candlelight Ceremony for new students August 21. Iraq has coincided with a sharp drop in university’s ROTC chapter has 67-74
are just “tools of incompetence.” ROTC participation. The Washington Continued on page 11
Page 2 NEWS The Gold Torch | Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Students surprised at Hurricane brings new students
cuts in cafeteria hours Continued from page 1
package. Both professional counsel-
placed students a break on tuition.
“Students originally from Ohio will
understand these new students have
had a traumatic experience and that
By Ananeia Braham complaints would be sent to Thomp- ing and student tutoring is available have tuition fees waived for them and students should make them feel wel-
Contributing Writer son’s corporate ofﬁce for review. to her. only have to pay for room and board.” come. Some of the newcomers have
Thompson Hospitality has cut Robinson said Thompson craft- Many of the other six students Ali said “Those who are from out of lost friends and family. “Having
brunch and dinner hours on the ed the new schedule in consultation want to speak with their families state will be charged in-state tuition peers to relate to is very important at
weekend by half an hour. Students with administrators. Thompson before registering for class at Cen- rates.” this time.” Ali said.
did not learn of the new schedule cannot change the hours without tral. These students are living with Ali said current students should
CSU president lends
until Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005, when
many students found the doors to
the cafeteria locked. “It is not fair for the café “Students originally
aid to disaster victims
The new brunch schedule is 11 to just be open for an from Ohio will have
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and dinner 4 p.m.
to 5:30 p.m. Last year, the cafeteria
hour and a half,” tuition fees waived for
— Junior Erica Johnson
stayed open a half hour longer for them and only have to
each meal. Ofﬁce of CSU President, dent who is an Ohio resident. Out-of-
“Since the weekends are a time university approval. Robinson said
pay for room and board.” John W. Garland state students will be asked to pay the
— Mohammad Ali,
when students rest from the long Thompson would consider revising Central State University President same tuition rates as Ohio residents.
Executive Director of Student
hours of classes, many like to sleep the hours again in the future. “I will John W. Garland, Esq., announced Students will be responsible for pay-
Services and Director of Assessment
in,” Junior Erica Johnson said. “I bring it up with management at the Sept. 6 that the university will open its ing for room and board.
know I cannot make it by 12:30 p.m. next meeting,” Robinson said. doors to students displaced by Hurri- University admission and regis-
I feel it is not fair for the café to just Thompson serves up to 800 relatives in Ohio. “One girl, who was cane Katrina. President Garland said trar ofﬁcials said they have received
be open for an hour and a half.” meals on a typical Saturday in the relocated to Chicago, decided not to although classes started August 22, calls from students from Dillard and
Many students said that the cafeteria. Many students would like come for the time being because she students can enroll at Central State. Xavier universities. Ofﬁcials plan to
new hours are inconvenient. The to see Thompson open the Grill, as wanted to be with her mother. In cri- The University will accept up to 100 meet with some of these students on
day that the new policy took effect well, on the weekend. However, sis young people stick with their par- students. campus Wednesday.
several students ﬁlled the cafeteria Robinson says, “neither the univer- ents,” Ali said. The University will waive tuition For more information contact Mr.
suggestion box with complaints. sity or Thompson has the money, The university is giving the dis- for this semester (Fall) for any stu- Mohammed Ali at 937.376.6235 .
Katrina hits HBCUs in Southeast hard
Thompson Hospitality Ofﬁce Man- the labor, or the hours” to operate
ager Makeyla Robinson said the the Grill on the weekends.
By Artisha S. Lawson Dillard,” she said. “I cannot afford to 68 of the nation’s colleges have of-
Black College Wire pay another university and start all fered fall semester enrollment to stu-
Katrina’s destructive blow to his- over again.” dents from the storm-damaged Gulf
torically black colleges and univer- In New Orleans, ﬂooded Dillard region.
sities in the Southeast leaves some University, Xavier University and Several colleges and nonproﬁt or-
students facing a difﬁcult choice: Southern University at New Orleans ganizations have stepped up to help
postpone their education or transfer were among colleges closed indeﬁ- the affected students -- and faculty
to other schools. nitely. The status of Bishop State –- in picking up the pieces.
“It hurts,” said Shawnee McFar- Community College in Mobile, Ala., Offers of tuition aid, admissions
land, a senior at Dillard University was not clear. without red tape and academic ac-
whose graduation has been thrown “We face tremendous challenges; commodations have come from
into peril by Hurricane Katrina and however, I want to personally reas- many historically black colleges as
its aftermath. “It really hurts. All I sure the Dillard community and the well as mainstream schools.
have are three outﬁts, two pairs of public that we will continue to offer Here’s a roundup of reports citing
shoes, a toothbrush and some tooth- education for our students,” Marva- sources of help:
paste and my car.” lene Hughes, Dillard’s president, said A new Web site providing state-
McFarland said she was noti- in a news release Sept. 3. “Our spir- by-state details about colleges offer-
ﬁed at work on Saturday, Aug. 27, to its are strong and our will unbroken. ing aid and admissions to displaced
gather her belongings and leave town Dillard will be back and better than students is now available at www.
immediately. McFarland was able to ever.” campusrelief.org. Created by the
grab only what she could. Now, as a Alternative classroom space American Council on Education
result of the ﬂooding to her off-cam- and sites are being explored so that (ACE) and the National Association
pus apartment a little more than a instruction can resume as soon as of College and University Business
mile away from Dillard’s campus in possible, she said. She directed staff Ofﬁcers (NACUBO), this informa-
New Orleans, she fears she has lost members and students to use two tion clearinghouse is being continu-
everything. Web sites to ﬁnd news of recovery ously updated. Details include dead-
Aside from the loss of her material plans and to locate far-ﬂung faculty lines for applying for transfers and
possessions, she was most concerned and friends. Recovery news is being descriptions of the tuition relief and
with the notion of changing schools posted at http://www.centenary.edu/ other offers made by dozens of col-
and not to graduating on time. and www.dillard.edu. leges and universities.
“I have already paid my money to According to Hughes, more than Continued on page 10
The Gold Torch | Wednesday, September 21, 2005 ViewPoint Page 3
Lets get COMMENTARY
Central faces challenges Over 8 million listeners
involved Reprinted with permission from the sity continues to undermine the tune in to his #1
goal of attracting white students,
By Tyler Brackenridge Dayton Daily News
Contributing Writer The return of football to Central as some other historically black
There is more to attending a uni- State University marks a symbolic colleges have done.
versity than reading a book, studying completion of the school’s climb Meanwhile, the efforts of larger
for class, making the Dean’s List or
eating at the Grill. To become more
aware of your surroundings, you
out of disarray and crisis. It is a time
Central State is not quite Cen-
public universities to diversify their
student bodies have complicated
the task of attracting qualiﬁed black
Must be a wise guy…
must get involved. Get involved to tral State without football. Having students to CSU.
change the negative into the positive. a football program is necessary to And, most frustrating, the ef-
Get involved to know your rights as a keep the school functioning as the fort to maintain a small niche — to,
Central State University student and one that people remember. It’s also among other things, serve people
a United States citizen. necessary to give CSU the kind of who might not otherwise go to
I took a poll on the yard and proﬁle it needs for recruitment pur- college — is complicated by the
found that just 1 out of 3 students poses. institution’s very smallness. The
actually researched the school, city CSU continues to have an in- smallness eliminates the savings
and state before they enrolled at tensely loyal alumni community. that come with size and makes the
Central State University. As a re- That’s one of the school’s assets. school relatively expensive to main-
sult, many students really have no Alumni ties need to be nurtured. tain on a per-student basis.
idea what is available to them at And sports is an important way of Into this treacherously difﬁcult
Central State. nurturing them. The connection terrain comes the football program.
Here are the names of just a between sports and loyal alumni It will feel under pressure to suc-
few organizations active at Cen- is part of the American collegiate ceed on the ﬁeld, a task that will
tral State University: the NAACP, scene. apparently not be easy. (Perhaps
Student Government Association And yet putting football’s return now that the program is actually in
(SGA), the Diversity Club, the at the end of a long list of other post- place, rather than a dream, recruit-
football team and the Divine Nine meltdown changes was appropriate, ment will improve.)
greek letter organizations. These as was requiring a private fund- The university administration,
organization can help you as a in- raising effort for the game. which has done so much to bring
dividual to become more aware of Football was not sufﬁcient be- the school back, need not be lec-
your surroundings. fore the collapse to prevent the tured about the need to keep pursuit
These organizations are com- school’s collapse. Many other im- of athletic success under control. It
munity-based. They work directly portant things have to be in place. knows the dangers.
and indirectly with the community Even now, the school’s overall Indeed, the school community as
He’s been called “The Hardest Working
to provide educational, health and situation remains tough, despite a whole seems admirably focused.
political experiences to students enormous progress in the admin- Amid all the problems, there’s a Man in Radio” and in 30 years behind the
who are and are not familiar with istrative and academic realms. In- sense at CSU that the current teach- mic Tom Joyner’s learned a thing (or 20)
the campus and city community. deed, the return of football comes ers, students and administrators are
They allow students to network, to at a time when events have made playing a crucial role in the survival
about life, love, money, and frying chicken
grow both mentally and socially, clearer than ever that life will never of a school and the rebuilding of its naked (don’t ask). So get ready for the kind
and to speak out on important is- be easy for CSU. reputation. The sense that this is a of savvy, down-to-earth advice and stories
sues. The state is giving the school historic time fuels a seriousness of
Marauders, let’s get involved to all manner of trouble with its purpose that the broader commu- that will make you laugh, make you think
build a foundation for the future and funding. Meanwhile, the nearby nity — and the state government and go after those dreams one more time.
to maintain a great university. presence of Wright State Univer- — should notice and welcome.
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Student brings budget The Gold Torch Thirteen Questions
concerns to Governor
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
By Tobias Q. Brown like: Why is a brand new building be-
CENTRAL STATE UNIVERSITY
Contributing Writer ing built, but only one African Amer-
Welcome back. It feels so good to ican seen working? Why haven’t any
June 29, 2005 because many African American www.goldtorchnews.com see so many new and familiar faces. other minorities such as Latino or
Governor Bob Taft students come from the low-income The Gold Torch features articles by My name is Tobias Q. Brown and I Asian Americans been seen moving
30th Floor families. students at Central State University. serve as one two student trustee (Dom- a brick, a piece of metal, or a rock?
77 South High Street As an African American student Views expressed herein do not inique Squires is the other) representa- How does this speak to our university
Columbus, Ohio 43215-6117 in this country, I think black col- necessarily reﬂect those of the tives. I will be contributing to the Gold history in future generations? Or, why
university, the newspaper
leges and universities are historical Torch this year for two reasons; 1. To does the café close at 6:30pm? When
staff or its advisors.
Dear Governor Taft: treasures as well as living remind- keep you the student is the last time you had
Letters to the editor are welcome at: Tobias Q. Brown is a
My name is Brian Dickens, and ers of the struggles and successes informed of what’s go- dinner at 6:30pm? What
firstname.lastname@example.org current student representative
I am a student at Central State Uni- of African Americans. I choose to ing on. 2. To address on the CSU Board of Trustees. about the grill? Although
versity. Governor Taft, the reason attend Central to continue the strug- Students who wish to work the needs of students to He is also in the process of it closes at 9pm, you can
at the paper should write to
I am writing you is because I am gle into the twenty-ﬁrst century and the university hierarchy promoting his new book titled, only swipe your card un-
email@example.com “It’s Easier Than You Think!”
quite disappointed about my school’s beyond. as a whole. til 6:30pm. Why even
on college success which may
budget cuts over the next two years. Governor, while Central State did With that being be published next year. have the grill open that
President John Garland, Esq. has tes- undergo some ﬁnancial difﬁculties ADVISOR said, this year looks long when students don’t
Mr. Michael Gormley You can also read his piece
tiﬁed during budget hearings in Co- eight years ago, currently the univer- to be a promising in our new online feature, have the money to buy
lumbus about the cuts and how they sity has made signiﬁcant progress in PROGRAM DIRECTOR one ﬁlled with op- Gold Torch Interactive, at the food? What can we
will affect the university. I feel it is becoming ﬁnancially stable and vi- Dr. Lovette Chinwah portunities for each www.goldtorchnews.com/gti. do to extend the hours?
necessary for you to hear a student able. For example, since 2000, we Our ofﬁces are located in student. I notice so What are we going to do
perspective. have built two new residence halls, The Cosby Center many students with unlimited levels to add new extracurricular activities
First, I would like for you to con- have attracted more students, and are (937) 376-6491 of potential inside sitting dormant. beside parties? (Nothing wrong with
sider why I chose Central State Uni- now in the process of building a new These could make a lasting impact parties, but is throwing parties all that
versity. My ﬁrst reason is because College of Education and Natural on this campus. I’m talking about we are good at?) Is it me or does every
Central State is an HBCU (Histori- Sciences Building. However, hav- the ability to thrive along with other students with the ability to perform building close Friday at 5pm? What
cally Black College/University), and ing a cut of $1.15 million is detri- HBCU’s in our country. academically, the ability to speak are we supposed to do between Friday
I believe attending an HBCU plays mental for the university. How can Please schedule a time to visit our and make things happen diplomati- and Monday? When will we change
an important role in developing and a school operate, much less grow, beautiful campus. Please help us in cally, the ability to reach levels un- the short library hours? Why are the
educating black students. HBCUs with its budget being continually our resolve. Thank you for your time tapped athletically. And when I see hours 1-5pm on Saturday when Satur-
promote academic and professional cut? Granted, in the previous year and attention. these students, I can’t help but notice day has the potential to be one of your
success and prepare their students the university has been able to oper- opportunities for students to use their main study day and times?
well for their chosen careers. The ate on a budget cut, but how many Respectfully yours, gift. Opportunities like the Student In this article and the ones that
history behind our black colleges and times will we receive a cut before we Brian D. Dickens Government Association, Student will follow I will continue to keep
the contributions to society made by are not able to operate as a university Student, Central State University African American Brotherhood, and you informed and charge you with
HBCU alumni are beyond impres- should? Not only will we not be able cc: John W. Garland Esq. Daughters of Nia Anaya are outlets speaking up and making a difference
sive. As an African American student to recruit and keep our students, but President, Central State University; for you to be heard and make some on your campus. Opportunities exist
attending an HBCU, I receive oppor- how will we retain faculty? Salaries Margaret Spellings, noise or ask questions. for all students, it’s up to you to step
tunities I do not believe I would re- for our faculty members are already U.S. Secretary of Education Many questions come to mind, up and make it happen.
ceive if I attended a majority school. “signiﬁcantly lower than any other
Also, since most of my classmates public supported university and col- A FULL HOUSE
and professors are black, I am quite lege in Ohio.”
sure I am going to at least get a fair I understand your budget also
chance at academic success. calls for the Water Resources Man-
Further, at a black college there agement Program not to receive
are numerous opportunities for stu- state funding. That program is one
dents to develop socially, profession- of the highlights of the university. It
ally, and academically through orga- provides students with educational
nizations such as student government skills and background necessary
or programs related to their ﬁeld of for water resources management
study. Students at Central State and careers in private industry, govern-
other HBCUs also have an opportu- ment, and nongovernmental orga-
nity to build friendships that can last nizations. Governor, there are only
for the rest of their lives, and that too two undergraduate programs in our
is noteworthy. nation with such programs. Why is
My high school principal attended it necessary for you to cut funding
this institution, and she assured me I to this one, the only undergraduate
would have an enjoyable experience, program at an HBCU?I urge you to
that it would be one of the best pos- reconsider the budget cut. The Cen-
sible educational choices for me. tral State University Board of Trust-
Central is not too far from home, nor ees and President Garland, as well as Photo by Amy Harper, CSU Ofﬁce of the President
is it as expensive as some of the other his executive cabinet, faculty, staff, These student ambasssadors welcomed incoming freshmen at student orientation the ﬁrst week of school.
black colleges. Cost is important and students can equip Central with
The Gold Torch | Wednesday, September 21, 2005 SPORTS Page 5
Capital Freedom Classic
Sat., Aug. 27
v. Tigers of Lincoln University (MO)
CSU: 0; LU 10
Dayton Classic, Sun., Sept. 4
v. Fighting Tigers of Students
St. Paul’s College (VA) marched
CSU: 6; SPC 20 down River-
Lexington Heritage Football side Drive in
Classic, Sat., Sept. 17 Dayton before
v. Thorobreds of
Kentucky State University
CSU: 0; KSU 28 Classic Sept.
Photo by Amy Harper, CSU Ofﬁce of the President
Band throwsdown and ﬁres things up for ﬁrst football game
By Jasmine Johns Body (down to the ground) by Mi- bands competed in the so-called “ﬁfth sponsored by the Honda Corporation eligible. Central State can win a place
Contributing Writer chael Jackson — which featured the quarter.” Set on different sides of the in an effort to raise money for Histori- in the competition by ﬁnishing in the
The Invincible Marching Maraud- university’s dance troupe, The Belles ﬁeld, the two traded songs, which var- cally Black Colleges and Universities. top ten in an ongoing Internet vote.
ers wowed football fans in Kansas — and a dance mix featuring various ied in style, difﬁculty, and genre. The At this battle, bands from selected col- Marauder fans can vote at www.
August 27, 2005, at Central State’s R&B and Hip Hop artists. Marauders impressed the crowd by leges and universities entertain thou- Hondabattleofthebands.com under
ﬁrst football game since 1990. Sophomore drum major Artis playing ﬁve technical pieces of music sands of fans at a show in Atlanta. the “independent“ category. Every
After watching the ﬁrst half of the Olds enjoyed the ﬁeld performance. — known as “non-returnables.” This year the Battle will be held vote will count toward the Maraud-
game against Lincoln University, the “One word explains it,” he said. With the return of the football in the Georgia Dome Jan. 28, 2006. ers’ total vote. People are encouraged
band marched onto the ﬁeld perform- “Showtime.” Olds said he feels like team, the band is back on the black Only ten university bands will be se- to vote every day and use multiple e-
ing the fanfare Throwdown. It then the long awaited return of Marauder college football circuit and ready to lected for the competition out of 20 mail accounts if they have them.
Outrageous River Derby
performed a Spanish opener Dos Eq- football has given the band a chance impress the world with its ability. “Be-
uis, followed by the Earth, Wind, and to showcase its talents. “We are the fore I graduate, I see us winning the
Fire classic Loves Holiday showcas- epitome of musicians, showmen, and Honda Battle of the Bands for God,
judged by CSU’s Tramble
ing the Marauder ﬂag line. The band bandsmen,” Olds said. for Central, for State,” Olds said.
ﬁnished the show with Shake Your After the game, the two opposing The Honda Battle of the Bands is
CSU postman moves very very fast ... By Ken Marshall coordinating efforts to bring local and
national celebrities to Dayton to par-
clocking about 119 miles per hour
Sports Information Director
Central State’s Head Women’s ticipate as derby celebrity judges. The
Basketball Coach Patricia Tramble contestants build boats out of every
served as one of the judges in the type of material but “boat” material.
By Dominique Squires Ward said. Ward began racing as a youth “Outrageous River Derby” which The judges interview each appli-
Contributing Writer Ward said the key to success in on the streets, which was danger- was part of the “Fit Fest” held at Riv- cant about their boat, add humor to
Central State’s postman deliv- drag racing is anticipating the exact ous and illegal but not unusual. erScape in downtown Dayton on Au- their interview and judge the entries
ers mail fast for a reason: Norman moment when the race will start. “Dragsters” begin racing as early gust 13th and 14th 2005. in different categories.
Ward is one of the top drag racers The key is to take off at the pre- as eight years old and are able to The Rotary Club of Dayton and Along with Coach Tramble the
in the country. cise moment when the light turns race oﬁcially by age 16. Five Rivers Metroparks hosts the judges included Clark Kellogg, CBS
“I’ve shaken hands with some green. “If you see green, you’re Ward said he’ll continue rac- annual event which focuses on ﬁt- Television Basketball analyst and
of the best: Sherri Muldowney, late!” Ward said. ing on the weekends for the next ness and healthy life style. The Mark Paul Biancardi, Wright State Univer-
Bob Glitton, and Big Daddy Gar- Drag racing can be a dangerous few years and then retire from the Baker Foundation also participates by sity’s men’s basketball coach.
lits,” Ward said. sport. Ward said it’s common to sport.
Ward, who is the son of former blow an engine or for cars to slip Ward comes from a strong Cen-
MARAUDER PLAN OF ATTACK
CSU administrator Norman Ward, on leaked oil. However, Ward’s tral State family. Ward’s father was
Sr., began drag racing in the early only fear is damaging his car. “It’s the director of the student union
1970s but took up the sport seri- safer (to drive) on a drag strip than building, named in his honor.
ously in 1989. it is on the streets, “ Ward said. “I Ward Sr. was assistant athletic di-
Ward competed in the 25th an- don’t have to worry about anyone rector and coached several athletic
nual Mopar National Drag Race in running into me.” Ward has never teams.
Columbus, Ohio, in August. He been injured while racing. Ward Jr. coached with his fa-
drove a 1965 Dodge Coronet Sta- Unlike most hobbies, drag rac- ther on two national champion-
tion wagon 119 miles per hour in ing is quite expensive, but Ward ship football teams at Central. He
11.2 seconds in the quarter mile says the excitement of drag racing is a graduate of Central State and
race, ﬁnishing ninth out of 325 makes it worthwhile. “The takeoff has worked in the mail room since
competitors. is similar to that ﬁrst drop expe- 1979. His wife is one of the post-
Central State players gather to plan how they will mount their attack
“If I had ﬁnished eighth, I rienced on roller coasters,” Ward al clerks at the post ofﬁce across
against the the Thorobreds of Kentucky State University Sept. 17.
would have won a cash award,” said. campus.
Page 6 CreativeArts The Gold Torch | Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Photos by Mike Gormley
Public art on campus
enriches student life
You don’t need to look far for great art at Central State.
Walk around campus and you’ll ﬁnd many unique works of
art including the water resources sculpture (above), the “slave
ship” sculpture inside the water resources building (right), and
— in the library — a beautiful mural (below) celebrating Af-
rican American scholars.
And if that doesn’t satisfy your appetite for public art, you
should visit the Paul Robeson building. It is ﬁlled with works
of art, many of them created by CSU students.
The Gold Torch | Wednesday, September 21, 2005 CreativeArts Page 7
CSU grads are stars
Five Central State graduates per- Orchestra Band in Troy, Ohio August
formed in the new American Opera 21. Caldwell performed works by
“Margaret Garner” (based on the Gershwin and narrated the Lincoln
POETRY novel Beloved by Toni Morrison) Portraits by Aaron Copland.
with music by composer Richard The Chorus has been invited to
Vultures Danielpour as part of the Cincinnati appear with the Cleveland Orchestra
By Sheena Benson Operas Summer Festival in July. at Severance Hall in January at the
The graduates are Avery Ham- annual Martin Luther King Celebra-
If misery loves company monds ‘92 , Jason Amos ‘96, Wesley tion and to appear in February with
Then why be alone? Barnﬁeld ’93, Grecia Vaughn ‘02, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra.
If good comes to those who wait and Catherine Scott. Grecia Vaughn
Then why does is take so long? who recently completed her masters
I’m treating folks how degree in vocal performance from POETRY
I want to be treated Miami Univeristy in Oxford was one
But in return, I feel like all my Photo by Phil Groshong/courtesy The Cincinnati Opera
Avery Hammonds, Central State ’92, just over the shoulder of the older
of the principal singers. Until Next the Time
efforts are defeated Chorus director and baritone Wil- By Theopolis K. Caldwell
I’m out here all by myself man on the left, part of the ﬁrst couple to the immediage left of mezzo liam Henry Caldwell was the featured
With God, I’m trying to do right soprano Denyce Graves (holding the baby) who plays Margaret Garner. soloist with the Dayton Philharmonic You sit there in coincidence eying me
Matthews’ mag attempts to present
I’m trying to keep my head above each second
water You sit there with unbelievable beau-
And trying to spread some light ty that strikes my attention
on the “Level” student perspectives
Instead, I’m smacked in the face You sit there with obvious thoughts
with reality inviting me into your world
And that is fact that nothing You sit there,
is how it seems to be Your lips cry out to my soul wanting
For so long, I’ve painted my own By Theopolis K. Caldwell sues. He says it will never degrade a movie entitled “Prozac Nation,” re- me to satisfy your thoughts with
portrait of life Contributing Writer women, like other youth-oriented leased in 2003, which featured a char- each motion
From the examples of others, We all have a vision, but do we magazines. acter writing for her school paper. Your eyes send messages as you glare
I created my own colors all follow it? Some people dream Level will have the following sec- Level magazine will ﬁrst be in- at me constantly
But how I pictured things were big, but that is all that they do. When tions: business and electronics, artist troduced on the campus of Central As you sit there entertaining your
never like that from the start you really are hungry for success and State. If it does well, Matthews will thoughts with me on the brain
Reality says I’ve got folks out here you can just taste it, you go after it. branch out to different campuses and You think about how ironic this must
ready to feast on the aches Don’t you?
Matthews promises that possibly to other college campuses be that I am sitting across from
of my heart One Central State student is go- [Level] will take a positive across the country. you once again
On the corners, they’re posted ing after his dream and not letting approach ... [and] will Matthews has a team of six staff but without any approach, no bodily
On my future, they’re focused anything or anyone stand in his way. writers and a promotion and market- motion, just the eye contact and
When will she screw up? Junior Jeremy Matthews wants to never degrade women, ing team with ﬁve more students. motions of my soul crying out
How many babies will she drop? own his own business. He’s already like other youth-oriented The company is looking for spon- for your attention without a single
How far will she get in college? started his own magazine called sors both individuals and businesses. breath being wasted from lips.
When will she give up, “Level.” Matthews hopes it will be a
magazines. In the meantime, Matthews will As you depart from my prescence,
when will she stop? big hit on campus. He says the maga- continue to invest his own money in you glare at me one last time and
At my goals, they grin zine is a forum for young people to proﬁles, community events, nightlife what he calls his “baby.” smile as you walk away thinking
At my plans, the mock present their views on issues that and entertainment, music reviews, vid- After graduation, Mathews says about the next time that you and
Everyday I stare into the affect not only college students but eo reviews, relationships, and fashion. that he would like to continue build- I will meet and possibly make a
eyes of vultures people throughout society. Matthews Matthews, a native of Cleveland ing his magazine. If that does not move to pursue one another.
They are you, they are them promises that Level will take a posi- who lives in Dayton, decided to pub- work, he would like to build a recre- but that would only be a coincidence
They are me; my culture tive approach in discussing these is- lish his own magazine after watching ational center for youth. until the next time.
Campus news, sports, opinion, lifestyle & entertainment, ShoutOuts, GTi
Available every day for the whole wide world to see. It‘s all about you. Don’t miss it.
Page 8 DAYTON CLASSIC The Gold Torch | Wednesday, September 21, 2005
DAYTON CLASSIC | Sunday, September 4, 2005 | Welcome Stadium, Dayton, OH
Marauders lose to Lincoln’s
Tigers, but demonstrate
skills in Dayton Classic
See full rosters of players and coaches, game schedules and results under
Sports tab and the Football link at:
In Dayton Classic, CSU regains magic, despite loss
By Tom Archdeacon A Saint Paul’s punt was coming her way and went right, they went wrong. When Kentrale seasons. Under pressure, he lofted the ball to the
Dayton Daily News Central State’s Anthony Madison had run over Tate blocked a Saint Paul ﬁeld goal attempt, a left corner of the end zone and receiver Jeremiah
As she was standing near the goal line in the and ill-advisedly ﬁelded the ball even though he Tiger player picked it up and ran in 12 yards for Brown — the former Colonel White and Trot-
waning minutes of the Dayton Classic, Theresa was just a couple of steps out of the end zone and a score. wood Madison product — made the diving, 17-
Check was saying how the big Welcome Stadi- had a tackler bearing down on him. And now — just when it looked like Madi- yard touchdown catch.
um scoreboard that burned so brightly above her But suddenly, as Madison changed directions son might get tackled in the end zone for a safety On the sidelines, CSU head coach Theo Lem-
head really didn’t tell the story. and began a wild scamper that stunned everyone — he’d broken free, gotten a teeth-rattling block on had to ﬁght off tears.
“The score is insigniﬁcant as far as I’m con- — the crowd, his own coaches, some of whom from Springﬁeld’s Jason Allen and was headed In the stands, the Marauders band — nearly
cerned,” the Central State athletics director said. had been yelling “No, No, No,” and especially up ﬁeld. as big of an attraction as the football team — was
“This day is about so much more than that. It’s the rival Tigers — Check was changing posi- “Go, go go,” Check screamed as she jumped on its feet, belting out the school’s favorite tune
about hard work and dreams. It’s about all those tions, too. up and down. “Score...Score!” as the Dayton Classic crowd, estimated at close
people you see up there in the stands and how Suddenly, the scoreboard mattered. Not long after he’d crossed mid-ﬁeld, he was to 6,000, was standing and swaying and singing
proud they are of the kids and how ...” CSU was down 20-0 to the college from caught, but the spark ignited his teammates and along:
Her eyes got big as saucers and the rest of her Virginia and had had so much go wrong. Two a minute later quarterback Chris Clark threw the “I’m ... so ... proud, I go to CSU.”
words gave way to a gasp. lost fumbles. An interception. Even when things pass Central State has been waiting for for nine Continued on page 9
The Gold Torch | Wednesday, September 21, 2005 DAYTON CLASSIC Page 9
DAYTON CLASSIC | Sunday, September 4, 2005 | Welcome Stadium, Dayton, OH
Dayton Classic scholarship beneﬁts CSU students
Scholarship winners take to the ﬁeld at the Dayton Classic held at Welcome Stadium Sept. 4, 2005. Each of the incoming students received a $1,000 scholarship. Photo by Jane Litttleton, Public Relations
By Dominique Squires for the Sunday following Labor Day. The university announced the winning Yasmin White, and Antoine Wilson.
Contributing Writer Winning students wrote an essay explaining students at halftime. They included Lemi- Under the scholarship program, a $1,000
Ten incoming CSU students won scholar- the importance of college to their future suc- cha Brown, Orlando Carnes, Krystyna Cum- credit has been added to each student’s ﬁ-
ships worth $1,000 at the Dayton Classic foot- cess. All the students had to purchase a ticket mins, Jacob Fairbanks, Steven Jackson, Hallie nancial aid award. The university raised the
ball game on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005. School and attend the game to win. They also had to Mirzamani, Daniell Mitchell, Kayla Trammell, scholarship money from corporate sponsors.
ofﬁcials said the scholarships will be awarded reside in the Miami Valley. Continuing and
each year at the game, tentatively scheduled transfer students were not eligible to apply.
Football returns, magic is back
Continued from page 8
And while the score would end up Saint Paul
“The gloomy day that happened, it took a lot
of the breath out of CSU,” said Derrick Forward,
Wednesday, October 19
20, Central State 6, Check had been right in the vice president of the NAACP chapter in Dayton
ﬁrst place. and a CSU grad. “But today we’re ﬁnally breath-
The Marauders may have lost the game, but ing deep again. Look up in that crowd. You see
the school regained much of its magic.
“This is more than a game, it’s an event,”
the best of our school — CSU grads who are
educators, businessmen, athletes, politicians, the
Check said of CSU’s ﬁrst game in the Miami fabric of community — and there’s a lot of pas- You A
Valley — and second of this new year counting
last week’s opening shut-out loss in Kansas —
sion for this team.”
The team needs it because it’s still short on a
since the program was disbanded after the 1996
season. “This is the rebirth of CSU football. The
few other commodities. “We’re young, inexpe-
rienced and don’t have a lot of great talent yet,”
past is the past. A new day has dawned. And look Lemon said. “But even so, we’re better than this.
around —the perfect weather, the great crowd None of us are satisﬁed. We’ve got a lot of work to
— what a beautiful day it is.” do. But I’m proud of the way the kids played, how
An entire weekend of festivities had been built they didn’t give up. They gave what they had.”
around this ﬁrst annual Dayton Classic and CSU And the people were glad to get it.
president John Garland liked what he saw: Dr. Robert Bains, president of the local
“Our football team is about more than just NAACP chapter, said after days of watching
athletics. It’s what’s at the core of our school. It’s the devastating scenes from Hurricane Katrina
the glue. It’s what helps hold us to our history, to — especially what happened to people of color in 1-4 pm | Beacom / Lewis & Walker Gymnasium
each other. “ New Orleans — it was “good to give people here
Before the program had been disbanded, CSU a positive break, something to hold onto.”
was a national power, taking three NAIA na- And when Brown held onto that touchdown For more information, call (937) 376-6383
tional crowns and sending several players to the pass, he was thinking along the same lines:
pros. Then ﬁnancial woes at the school — and “Our coach told us every catch we made, he’d CSU Career Services Center, Wilberforce, Ohio
to a lesser extent NAIA sanctions — got the plug donate canned goods to the people who lost so
pulled. much in the hurricane.”
Page 10 NEWS The Gold Torch | Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Semester schedule begins Secrets to success
Continued from page 1
more material in a 15-week period
than in a 10-week period. Glass said
at CSU are revealed
Continued from page 1 The ﬁnal portion of Fairbank’s
most textbooks are written with a se- said. “You pay to be here, you have equation is “FF,” meaning the fear of
mester calendar in mind. the right to be taught the material and failure. Everyone fails at something in
■ Students seeking summer jobs master it.” life because no one person is perfect.
should beneﬁt since most companies The “U” in the formula for suc- “The best thing to do is to learn from
cess means understanding the things mistakes so that you can dare to be
that determine success. A successful great.” Fairbanks said.
“Students will be able to student must perform well, meaning Fairbanks said that if students take
spend more time on the he or she has to work hard to achieve this formula to heart they will suc-
course material. Quarters goals. “Doing just enough to get by ceed in school and life.
is not good enough,” Fairbanks ex- CSU President John W. Garland
were not long enough to plained. Colin Powell, Martin Luther added his own tips to ﬁnding suc-
learn effectively.” King Jr. and other leaders started out cess. Garland said it’s important to
Photo by Jirou Williams
as normal people, but worked hard to set goals and stick to them. High
Dr Terrance Glass studied at Central under a semester calendar. More
hire on a ﬁrst come ﬁrst serve basis. get what they wanted. goals. A student who sets his sights
than 30 years later, he led the effort to convert back to semesters.
Junior Portia Bailey, a business A successful student must also low is doomed to a mediocre life.
major from New York State, is happy cut their summers short,” Glass said. shocked to see their tuition bills, for- have a good image, meaning students Garland said the secret to academic
about the new calendar. “Conversion The university mailed a reminder getting that they will now receive two should carry themselves as serious success is to prepare for class. He
to semesters was a good idea,” Bailey to all continuing students about the bills instead of three. He expects en- individuals. “You’ve got to develop told students that Central State is a
said. “Students will be able to spend new calendar and most of the con- rollment to rebound in the future. a persona saying ‘I’m worthy of you college, not a high school, and that
more time on the course material. tinuing students returned. However, Students are encouraged to see investing in me,’ ” Fairbanks said. they can’t depend on mom and dad
Quarters were not long enough to many of them still registered for class their academic advisors to develop a Finally, students should expose to wake them up and tell them to get
learn effectively.” last week of August, which meant that transition advising plan. “The TAP themselves to many opportunities moving. “You have your own time,
The conversion to semesters did many registered late. provides a plan of classes,” Glass because opportunities come to those but with freedom comes responsi-
not occur overnight and did not occur The number of incoming students said. The conversion to semesters, he who seek them. “The worst thing that bility.” Garland said. Finally, Gar-
without some setbacks. Glass said the dropped signiﬁcantly and overall en- added, will not delay a student from you can do as a student is to leave land said, students must dress for
conversion might be partly responsi- rollment dropped by about 200 stu- graduating the same time that he or here not having ﬁve people who can success. No one is going to take a
ble for a decline in the fall enrollment. dents. she would have graduated under say something good about you,” Fair- person seriously if he or she doesn’t
“Some students weren’t prepared to Glass said some students were quarters. banks said. dress successfully, he said.
HBCU damaged by Katrina Class president Rutledge
Continued from page 2
Tennessee State University was
the region affected by Hurricane Ka-
trina. According to Associated Press
stitutions, such as Dillard, Xavier and
Southern University’s New Orleans
plans for fun senior year
offering counseling and an opportu- reports, the students must be enrolled branch. Joe Lee, president of Ala- Marian Stuckey choir for two years and is preparing
nity for displaced college students to in schools in Florida, Alabama, bama State, said the university will Contributing Writer to release her ﬁrst solo album this
continue their education. The univer- Mississippi and Louisiana and be let students enroll without transcripts The graduating class of 2006 winter She actively participates in
sity’s Health Center was offering in- residents of those states or Delaware, or ﬁnancial records and then work can look forward to an exciting community service and has par-
dividual counseling for students. Call Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, with them to get those records later. year, according to class president ticipated in Meals on Wheels and
Fannie Perry at (615) 963-5632. For New Jersey, New York or the District Several organizations have banded Lindsay Rutledge. several clothing drives.
speciﬁc information about Tennessee of Columbia. Allen Sessoms, presi- together to raise awareness and ﬁnan- Rutledge plans to begin a dance Rutledge is a very motivated and
State University, call (615) 963-5105. dent of Delaware State University, cial support for the affected histori- competition between sophomores personable person. “No one should
Students who have been admitted to said ofﬁcials there wanted to make cally black colleges and their students, and seniors. She also hopes to host be intimidated by me I’m very easy
institutions affected by the hurricane sure that students did not have to put according to a report on BlackAmeri- weekend “fright nights” featuring a to get along with.” he said. “I pos-
should contact the admissions ofﬁce their educations on hold. caWeb.com. The United Negro Col- scary movie and refreshments. sess the energy and dedication to
at the University of Memphis at (800) Alabama’s two-year college sys- lege Fund has set up a special relief “More people need to stay on my class to be an effective leader.”
669-2678. The University of Mem- tem will cover fall semester tuition fund to beneﬁt Xavier and Dillard campus on the weekends in order to With less than eight months un-
phis is serving as clearinghouse for and fees for students enrolled in pub- universities. Meanwhile, the National fully experience the whole college til graduation, Rutledge is promot-
inquiries about Tennessee colleges. lic community, technical and junior Association for Equal Opportunity in atmosphere,” Rutledge said “I want ing unity and among seniors and
Howard University President H. colleges in Mississippi and Louisiana Higher Education is seeking to pro- to promote lifelong friendships all Central State students. “I would
Patrick Swygert announced efforts un- that cannot reopen due to hurricane vide for alternatives in the event that through fright nights.” like to see more solid friendships
der way to enroll 51 students from the damage, according to the Alabama the colleges are not able to quickly re- The senior class is also consider- on campus,” Rutledge said.
ﬂooded colleges. “We expect many College System. Also: Three histori- open and return to a regular academic ing a trip to Cancun, Mexico. This Rutledge wants to improve school
more in the days to follow. Howard cally black colleges, Alabama State schedule. NAFEO, based in Washing- would be the ﬁrst time in four years spirit. He plans to boost student mo-
University is prepared to provide hous- University in Montgomery, Alabama ton, is a membership organization for that the senior class has traveled rale by hosting positive events that
ing, ﬁnancial aid and other arrange- A&M University in Huntsville and 120 historically and predominantly outside the United States. make students proud of their school.
ments for the students,” he said. Tuskegee University said they were black colleges and universities. Rutledge is a native of Dayton She says students should feel free to
Delaware State University was of- opening their campuses to displaced Torch Note: Lawson was editor who attended Stivers School for the voice their concerns to her and offer
fering free tuition for the fall semes- students, but were placing special of The Gold Torch in the spring of Arts. She enjoys singing, dancing, suggestions on how to make things
ter to students enrolled in colleges in emphasis on students from sister in- 2005. and acting. She sang in the CSU better.
The Gold Torch | Wednesday, September 21, 2005 NEWS Page 11
CSU PROFESSORS AND STUDENTS IN SENEGAL CAMPUS NEWS BRIEFS papers at a class conference. More
information about their activities will
Support the band be forthcoming.
The Invincible Marching Maraud-
ers have an opportunity to participate Math & Science Scholarships
in the Honda Battle of the Bands in The Department of Mathematics
Atlanta Jan. 28, 2006. Twenty bands and Computer Science is pleased to
are eligible to compete in this year’s announce that a friend of CSU has
competition. Organizers of the event donated $10,000.00 to provide schol-
are sponsoring an Internet vote to de- arships to department majors. The
termine which of the 20 bands make department is offering scholarships
the trip to Atlanta. The 10 bands with for the fall and spring semesters. Ap-
the most votes will get to go. So, the plications are available in room 236.
band is asking alumni and friends to The deadline to apply for a fall se-
go to – www.hondabattleofthebands. mester scholarships is Sept. 22, 2005.
com -- and vote. You can vote once, Submit the application to either Rob-
every day until balloting is closed. ert Marcus or Judith Johnson.
Let’s send the Invincible Marching
Marauders to Atlanta. Dr. Fahrenbruck to perform
Pianist Dr. Mary Fahrenbruck
Constitution Fair Sept. 21 will perform with ﬂutist Rodolfo
The department of social and be- Vazquez Tuesday, Sept. 27th at 3:00
havioral sciences will hold a Constitu- p.m. in Robeson Recital Hall. Ro-
tion Fair Sept. 21, 2005, in the Ward dolfo (Rudy) is a former professor of
Photo courtesy Clark Fuller, Ofﬁce of Sponsored Programs & Research
Dr. Victor Aimiuwu, Professor of Physics (3rd Center ballroom starting at 12:00 ﬂute at the Conservatorio Nacional de
from left, with CSU students and Senegalese hosts) Gold Torch advisor in Senegal p.m. Ice cream and prizes will be Music. He has performed with the
recently returned to CSU from a summer research ini- Gold Torch faculty advisor, Michael Gormley, served. All students are encouraged Orquesta Filarmonica del Conserva-
tiative in Senegal, West Africa. From June to August, was also in Senegal this past summer for a seminar to participate to learn more about our torio Nacional de Musica in Mexico
Dr. Aimiuwu worked with the Senegal National Re- on African ﬁlm held by the National Endowment system of government. City and the Orquesta Sinfonica de la
newable Energy Research Center, Cheikh Anta Diop for the Humanities. Gormley viewed and reviewed Universidad de Guanajuato in Gua-
University, and World Vision International to review ﬁlms by established and up and coming African Power outage explained najuato, Mexico. He has been touring
local renewable energy facilities and make recom- directors. The Central State maintenance as a soloist and in chamber music en-
mendations regarding Senegal’s national photovoltaic You may read his blog and view interesting photo- department conducted a campus sembles in the United States, Mexico
and wind energy programs. journalism at www.michaelgormley.com/blog. wide power outage Saturday, Sept. and England.
17, 2005. The work began at 8 a.m. Vazques and Fahrenbruck will
Big ﬁrm names Akibode top intern
and lasted four hours. A critical ‘hot perform some beautiful works. One
spot’ on the primary power coming is the well-known Prelude to “The
onto campus required maintenance. Afternoon of a Faun” by Debussy.
Valassis recognizes African CSU student as a smart risk taker The hot area was detected during an
infrared inspection of the campus pri-
Everyone is welcome. Admission is
Marketing giant Valassis named Amon was originally assigned to recruit top students with extensive mary electrical system.
Centralian Amon Akibode, an eco- the accounting department, but he saw extracurricular activities from lead- Take a loved one to the Dr. Oct. 5
nomics major, one of its top interns an opportunity in the international ing schools. In 2005 Valassis’ interns Philosophy students publish book Closing the Health Gap is an
in August. Akibode was awarded business development team and asked came from 25 different colleges and looking back to move forward, a national campaign designed to make
the Risk-Taker Award, which honors to be reassigned. Amon’s risk paid off. universities, with nearly as many dif- collection of writings by Central State good health an important issue
an intern who positively challenges Amon spent the summer researching ferent major and minor combinations. University philosophy students went among minority populations who
the status quo, takes smart risks and the European business environment Akibode Amon moved to the to press Wednesday, Sept. 14. are affected by diseases and health
creates changes within his/her de- and seeking business opportunities. United States from West Africa a looking forward is a collection of conditions at greater rates than other
partment or the company. Valassis’ internship programs year ago to study at Central State. papers given at the Exploring Your Americans.
ROTC membership stays constant;
World Conference held by students On Take a Loved One to the Doc-
in the African American Philosophy tor Day individuals are encouraged to
class March 15, 2005. visit a health professional (or make
CSU goes against national trends
Sixty copies of the book have been an appointment for a visit), attend a
printed and the volume is available health event in the community, or help
in the library, the humanities depart- a friend, neighbor or family member
Continued from page 1 aren’t training them for the war. a direct ticket overseas. “There are ment ofﬁce, the writing center, and do the same.
members this year. Three years ago it We’re training them to be leaders,” two sections; basic and advanced,” other academic departments. The Family and Community Vio-
averaged 40-45 members. This year’s Caldwell said. Caldwell said. “Basic” training For more information please con- lence Prevention (FCVP) Program is
freshmen unit, with 21 members, is Sophomore ROTC member gives freshmen and sophomores tact students Jamita Royal and Ken- sponsoring a health fair Oct. 5 from
the largest in man years. Aamir Terry supports the war effort. the opportunity to get a feel of the neth Boyd or the chairperson of the 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the University
Caldwell said students are aware “I feel like the majority of people in program. At the end of their sopho- humanities department, Jeff Craw- Ballroom. There’ll be diabetes and
that they could be shipped overseas Iraq need to be liberated. If we back more year, they have the option to ford. blood pressure screening, HIV infor-
— “All cadets are fully aware of out now, then there will be two rivals exit the program, or move on to ad- mation and screening, information
what’s going on in the war” — but ﬁghting for their country, which will vanced training. If they choose to African Philosophy conference on Central State University counsel-
he said they still appreciate the lead to a civil war.” continue, they start getting trained Students taking philosophy fall ing services, and more. The Health
beneﬁts of ROTC training. “We Joining the ROTC doesn’t mean as potential lieutenants. semester will present their course Fair is open to the public.
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