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univErSity of Dayton vol. 56 no. 19
fLyErS EArN NCAA bID
sports Editor to get in. Then you see your name round on Saturday to play either
come up and then you see where Tennessee Tech (19-12) or No. 16
For the second consecutive sea- you’re playing … we’re real ex- Tulane (27-5).
son, the Flyer volleyball team will cited to play in front of our home “Both teams can win, we’re def-
host the first and second rounds crowd.” initely going in as an underdog,”
of the NCAA Tournament with a This will be the fifth NCAA Sheffield said about Dayton’s first
game tonight. Tournament berth for the Flyers round match against the Mid-
The first and second rounds in program history. After a season American Conference champion.
will be held in the Frericks Cen- that included several injuries to According to Sheffield, the
ter tonight at 7:30 p.m., where the key players on the team, the Fly- team is excited at another shot in
Flyers (21-12) will host the West- ers kept working hard and were the NCAA Tournament after they
ern Michigan Broncos (26-6). This selected on Sunday for the tour- fell in heartbreaking fashion to
season, unlike last season, the bid nament. Michigan State University in last
to the tournament was a bit of a “It’s big time, this is what you year’s second round at the Frer-
surprise for the team. The team train year-round for,” Sheffield icks Center.
didn’t win the Atlantic 10 this sea- said. “Players stay here for the “This is what you play for, this
son after suffering a loss to Saint summer; they make sacrifices like is your dream,” Sheffield said.
Louis in the A-10 Final. However, a lot of teams do. But this is what “When you’re growing up to play
the Flyers earned an at-large bid you grind it out for over 12 months on the big stage. I know we’ll be
for the second time in program of the year to be able to have the excited. I was still getting text
history. opportunity to play in a tourna- messages from some of our play-
“We couldn’t be more excit- ment like this and be able to host ers at 2:30 in the morning.”
ed, more fired up,” Dayton head in front of the fans that support The players will look to use
coach Kelly Sheffield said. “It’s a you year round. There’s nothing that excitement as fuel toward
great opportunity. You sit there better.” this weekend’s games in hopes of
before you go into the selection The winner of the first round advancing to the Sweet 16.
and you’re not sure if you’re going match will move on to the second file photo
Sophomore lindsay fletemier (left) and senior Kortney norris (right) block a ball in a game at
last year’s nCaa appearance.
$10 million donation UD offers Ohio’s newest degree
lauren kelly UD’s Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Depart-
stephanie vermillion staff Writer
Chief staff Writer cial need and who are dedicated ment and Wright State University’s mechanical and
to wanting to have a successful Ohio’s first master’s program in clean and renew- material engineering department. Classes will focus on
UD received its largest single- career path. He is giving an op- able energy was approved on Nov. 25 by Ohio Board of development of energy-reducing design techniques, re-
donor contribution last Tuesday portunity for students to achieve Regents Chancellor Eric D. Fingerhut and the Univer- newable energy and manufacturing systems, and better
in the form of $10 million to be their dreams.” sity of Dayton’s engineering department will be one of forms of solar energy, fuel cells and bio-fuels.
spent on student scholarships. By request of the donor, 50 the first to offer the degree. Kevin Hallinan, chair of UD’s mechanical and aero-
The anonymous $10 million do- percent of the donation will go to The program is related to Ohio’s interest in research space engineering department, will direct the program
nor will have quite a few fans on UD’s School of Education and Al- within Ohio’s Third Frontier Project and the University and teach classes.
campus, as his generous donation lied Professions, 25 percent will go Clean Energy Alliance of Ohio. The University of Day- “Energy efficiency improvements are the easiest
will help UD students afford an to the School of Business Admin- ton, Wright State University, Central State University and cheapest way to offset growing energy costs and de-
education for years to come. istration and the other 25 percent and the Air Force Institute of Technology will be the mand,” Hallinan stated in a recent press release. “The
“I think his motivation was to the School of Engineering. All first to be a part of it. worldwide economy cannot grow if we don’t access new
to help students and his commit- of the money will go to student The two-year program is designed to address the energy sources.”
ment to UD is obvious by the sub- scholarships in these depart- need for stable, clean and economical energy sources, Potential students include professionals looking to
stantial donation,” Deborah Read, ments. according to a recent press release. Faculty from all upgrade their skills, undergraduate engineering ma-
vice president of University Ad- four schools will teach courses but students will earn jors, current engineering graduate students and inter-
vancement, said. “His motivation a degree from either UD or Wright State, depending on national students. UD and Wright State University may
See Scholarship on p. 3
was to help students with finan- where students enroll. The program will be a part of admit students into the program as early as January.
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Flyer news • Friday, December 5, 2008
Flyer news • Friday, December 5, 2008
reach: more than m-fest
allison Dunn suicide on college campuses. Ac- Fest began before REACH was cre-
cording to the Suicide Prevention ated. REACH came to be from orga-
Over the past months and in the Resource Center, an estimated 1,088 nizing the concert.
coming final exam weeks, the men- suicides occur on college campuses “My goal is to develop more ac-
tal health awareness organization every year. tivities that promote mental health
REACH has been participating in REACH used to only focus on sui- awareness aside from just M-Fest,”
more activities on campus than just cide but Bachman is now working to Bachman said.
the spring concert M-Fest. expand the organization to focus on M-Fest is a music and art festival
REACH is a student resource that all types of mental health issues. geared to raise awareness on mental
works with the counseling center to REACH currently runs bingo health, Bachman said. Local bands
help students with personal issues, nights for mentally challenged indi- will play from noon to 9 p.m. Arts photo courtesy of the university of Dayton
president Amanda Bachman said. viduals with the Partners for Com- and crafts events will also be held vice president of university advancement Deborah read gives a speech at the announcement
ceremony for the $10 million check.
The organization focuses on all is- munity Living. The organization throughout the day.
sues, from stress to eating disorders also participates in movie nights “It’s a stress relief kind of day, SCHOLArSHIpS a percentage that says recipients
(cont. from p. 1)
and bipolar disorder. that depict mental health issues, it’s very laid back,” Bachman said. have to be 4.0 students. They just
“I just want people to know that such as A Beautiful Mind, Bachman Bachman and M-Fest president The donor also wanted to en- have to want to go into a career
we’re here and they’re a resource said. On Jan. 28, REACH will also Laura Burgess attended the Active sure that no unforeseen financial in these areas. It’s a very broad
that they can use,” Bachman said. host a Student Wellness Fair at the Minds Conference Nov. 29 to 30 at crises will hinder a student’s edu- scholarship in that it’s not restric-
“The problem is a lot people don’t RecPlex. the University of Pennsylvania. Ac- cation. tive, and that’s a wonderful thing
talk about mental health problems REACH also holds panels relat- tive Minds is a national organization “The donor requested the mon- because it won’t limit the opportu-
and they keep it to themselves. It ing to specific topics. Bachman said that raises awareness about mental ey be spent this way, but also, in nities of students.”
helps make it acceptable to talk the organization held an eating dis- health issues, Bachman said. any one year, up to 20 percent can This single donor gift is the first
about.” order awareness panel that included “We really want to join with Ac- be spent to help students with fi- of its magnitude, but throughout
REACH will be participating in professors, a doctor, a psychologist tive Minds because they have a lot nancial emergencies,” Read said. its history UD has been blessed
exam de-stress activities during and a nutritionist. Students were of resources,” Bachman said. “We “Given the current economic con- with alumni and groups that have
exam week to help students cope. able to speak about their personal were able to collaborate with all the ditions in the country, one would the same passion as this donor
During mid-October, REACH experiences with the disorder. people in our region and get new imagine that it could have an ef- and are willing to put money into
held a Suicide Awareness Day. REACH’s main project of the ideas.” fect on students being able to fund a university.
Bachman said members of REACH year, M-Fest, will be held March 21 For more information contact their education.” “The largest gift ever in UD’s
passed out cards with facts about at ArtStreet. Bachman said that M- email@example.com. This scholarship, named the history is from the Marianists,
1965 Scholarship Fund, will be which was over $17 million,” Read
granted to both current and in- said. “In the last university cam-
coming students. The amount of paign, which ended in 2002, we
money awarded in the scholarship received money for various parts
depends on each student. of UD. Another large single con-
“The scholarship will be ad- tribution supported a number of
ministered for students through- different initiatives on campus.”
out the university,” Read said. Alumni have many opportuni-
“Students should contact the Of- ties to help out UD. Donating to
fice of Financial Aid directly, or the UD Fund allows alumni dona-
if they are in the departments of tions to help improve the overall
Business Administration, Engi- campus. Donating to the Dean’s
neering, or Education and Allied Fund for Excellence supports new
Professions, they can talk to the technologies, student projects,
deans of their department about service-learning opportunities,
where and how to apply.” among other parts of student and
What sets this scholarship faculty life.
apart from others is how unde- For students interested in ap-
fined the requirements are. plying for the 1965 Scholarship
“Students applying for the Fund, applications are now open.
scholarship should be in good For more information go to finaid.
photos courtesy of reach standing,” Read said. “There’s not udayton.edu.
left: Singer and student Julie roth performs at last year’s M-fest. right: Sophomore Donny rambacher celebrates M-fest by painting his face.
arrest made after $2.7 million of victoria’s secret goods stolen
april abernathy than $2.7 million worth of bras the entire shelf. In order to get past said he purchased the bras from between $600,000 and $1 million.
Ball state u. Daily news stolen, a more than 80 percent in- security alarms, sensor tags are ei- a shoplifting ring. When police Muncie had a smaller scale inci-
crease from the previous year. The ther removed or placed in foil-lined arrested him, they found $26,000 dent in September 2008 in which
Law enforcement officials and topic is a touchy one for Limited bags. Thieves then sell the product worth of unsold bras in his home. thieves made off with 80 bras. At
industry groups say amateur Brands, Victoria’s Secret’s parent on auction Web sites. The bras range in price from $40 to the same time, four other stores in
thieves and organized crime rings company, and public relations em- George Tutaya, 41, of Rego Park, $80 a piece and are sold online for the Indianapolis area were hit, ac-
are behind panty thefts that range ployees are remaining mum about N.Y., was arrested and charged $25 or more. cording to a Victoria’s Secret em-
from Connecticut to California. the situation. with 18 counts of criminal posses- In late spring, police in Media, ployee.
According to the online secu- Thieves are using a method re- sion of stolen property after selling Pa., arrested four people suspected Some local shoppers are now
rity newsletter, CSOOnline.com, ferred to as boosting, or stealing more than $80,000 worth of stolen of being part of an interstate crime skeptical about buying bras and
Victoria’s Secret has had more items in bulk, usually clearing out Victoria’s Secret bras on eBay. He ring that cost Victoria’s Secret panties online.
Flyer news • Friday, December 5, 2008
campus watch asi students propose recycling program
DEC. toDay Assistant news Editor
5 DAnCe tHe nIgHt AwAY
If salsa dancing has ever appealed to
A student group on campus is
working hard to think “beyond the
you, meet at Artstreet studio D at 9:30
trash closet” in efforts to create a more
p.m. to carpool to santana’s Café down-
environmentally sustainable univer-
town. salsa dance for a $5 admission.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or
In their ASI 343 course, a sustain-
check out uD salsa Dancing group on
ability research seminar, the students
Facebook for more information.
have chosen a project in which they
are designing a revamped recycling
DEC. saturDay program for UD. The team includes
sophomores Natalie Csinsi, Catherine photo courtesy of sarah oros
FRee HOlIDAY CHeeR Glynn and Nicky Hanus, and juniors in addition to this type of recycling bins around campus, the asi students would like bins in
CAB is hosting a free catered dinner to Colleen Molloy, Aaron Mueller and
every dormitory room, as well.
celebrate the holidays from 6 to 8 p.m. Sarah Oros. They have been working For their project this semester, They are excited for biodegradable
in Barrett Dining room. stay after for a closely with professors Dr. Dan Fouke, the group conducted experiments on to-go boxes in the dining halls, which
movie and crafts from 8 to 10 p.m. re- Dr. Sukh Sidhu, as well as Judy Car- two floors in every dormitory. On one should be taking effect sometime next
serve your spot for dinner by e-mailing uso in operations and Vice President floor, they held a program that educat- semester.
email@example.com. of Student Development and Dean of ed the students about the importance With new efforts soon to be un-
Students Sr. Annette Schmeling. of recycling. This was not done for the derway, the students explained that
The project began in the summer other floor. The results of the experi- not only will UD benefit environmen-
DEC. monDay when Schmeling began looking into ment indicated that the educated floor tally, but money will be saved. This is
8 nO ClAsses tODAY
doing more with the recycling pro-
gram. After talking with Lauren Clar-
isey, CEO of Flyer Enterprises, the
increased their reported recycling be-
“We want students to become
because it costs three times more to
manage waste than it does to follow a
recycling program, according to Oros.
gHettO A-glOw two came up with a guideline to get more involved and active in recycling, The students also have a long-term
Judging is tonight for the Christmas on students more involved in the effort. through education,” Oros said. vision for recycling at UD, following
Campus house decorating contest, so This includes the eventual hiring of As a result of their experiments the motto “beyond the trash closet.”
take some time to enjoy the Ghetto one to two students in charge of imple- and research, a primary goal of their “We want to incorporate it into the
wonderland. menting the movement, guided by the proposed recycling programs is to get culture of UD,” Csinsi said. “We also
research and ideas of the students in students educated on the topic, let- want them not to just recycle here, but
the ASI 343 class. ting them know what can be recycled when they leave.”
The group of students in the ASI where, and why. Mueller said recycling can be in-
343 class comes from varied majors Though students may know what corporated into the idea of strong
and is united in wanting to make UD they can recycle, sometimes it is hard community that UD prides itself on.
a more environmentally sustainable to get them to do it anyway. “It’s extending the community to
school. “Being inconvenienced has an ef- include the entire environment,” he
“Last year, it was frustrating trying fect on recycling behavior,” Molloy said. “This even affects the global com-
to get things to change,” Molloy said, said. munity.”
who was the sustainability co-liaison The group has come up with ideas Molloy agreed, saying that recy-
for SGA last year. to make recycling easier for students. cling goes back to the Marianist values
Already this year, UD has moved to In addition to the recycling bins in our school was founded on.
a C+ on the sustainability report card, residence halls and academic build- “There’s no excuse not to recycle,”
according to Oros. Last year, the uni- ings, the group would like to see recy- Mueller said.
versity scored a D+. cling bins in every dormitory room.
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restaurant on Main street on police officers responded to “Let it go. You don’t wanna do
the report of a robbery. The Alberta street and stewart this.” The taller male then caught
victim, a uD student, was street after the dispatcher said up with the victim, knocked
QUITO, ECUADOR * LONDON, ENGLAND robbed by two black males a robbery victim was bleeding him to the ground between
and one white male who stole from the head and was being two vehicles and struck him on
PARIS, FRANCE * LEIPZIG, GERMANY $20 in cash and a cell phone. chased by two black males. the right side of his face. The
FLORENCE, ITALY * DELHI & BANGALORE, The white male brandished a The victim, a uD student, stated suspect then warned him not
INDIA * FLORENCE, ITALY * ROME, ITALY knife and all three suspects he was approached by two to contact uD police and fled
wore puffy white coats. After black males at the intersection the area. While the victim was
the robbery, the suspects fled of stewart street and Alberta attacked, the robbers also stole
Contact the Education Abroad office at eastbound toward Brown street and they asked him for his wallet, which contained credit
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Flyer news • Friday, December 5, 2008
this winter, UD snow ski
Challenge level: Hard
Source : WebSudoku.com
Club hitting slopes twice 2
7 8 3
Natalie Behimer has been hitting
2 8 9
the slopes since third grade, and
doesn’t plan on stopping anytime
An avid skier, Behimer helped
found the UD Snow Ski Club, which
1 8 2
3 9 4
has organized two ski trips for the
2008-2009 school year.
Behimer, president of the club,
began the club last year to promote
awareness of ski trips on campus 8 5 6
5 1 2
and to provide social events for those
interested in snow skiing.
In the past, UD has sponsored one
ski trip a year to Steamboat Springs, Puzzle by websudoku.com
Colo., over Christmas break. Because
of the short break this school year,
I am excited to try it though. I’m
hoping some other non-skiers sign up
the Snow Ski Club decided to instead for the trips so I have people to hang 1) In last issue’s “Click”
have two trips to closer locations, out with on the bunny hills.” photograph, the male
according to Behimer. Behimer also encourages skiers
dancer was identified
“The costs for the trip would have of all skill levels to attend the trips.
been way too expensive and we were “It’s a great value for your money incorrectly. His name is
afraid students would be unable to photo courtesy of natalie behimer and you will be surrounded by people walker Foley.
participate,” Behimer said. who can give you tips,” she said.
2) last issue’s article
Both trips are after Christmas and To sign up for either ski trip,
students can still sign up. Non-UD The second trip is to Holiday the Snow Ski Club, thinks it’s a great contact Donn Shade, associate “students to dance, tap
students are also welcome to attend. Valley, N.Y., Feb. 26 to 28. The cost is way to get involved without paying director of Campus Recreation, at and shine on stage” said
The first trip is to Seven $249 per student and also has room that much money, even if you are an email@example.com. A
tyler sarkis is the only boy
Springs, Penn., Jan. 9 to 11 and will for 45 students. Transportation, inexperienced skier. $50 deposit is needed to hold a spot,
accommodate 45 students. The cost lodging, ski costs and one meal is also “I actually have never skied and the remaining dues are to be paid in the UD Dance ensemble.
is $230 per student and covers travel covered by this amount, according to before,” Hey said. “Being from the by Dec. 10 for the Jan. 9 trip and Jan. there is a second one,
by chartered bus, lodging, two days of Behimer. south my family usually prefers trips 29 for the Feb. 26 trip.
skiing and one meal. Bethany Hey, publicity chair of to the beach instead of the ski slopes.
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6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Flyer news • Friday, December 5, 2008
movie theater costs too high? uD students freque
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“twilight” mania bites into college lives local and global
JacQui boyle A movie three years in the making, vampire, Cullen does not drink the lurks in the heart of all vampires.” arts and events
www.imdb.com reported that it blood of humans, which causes quite Sophomores Jason Roland and
grossed an estimated $70.5 million the predicament when romance and Kevin Pitstick went to see the movie lAUgH tHe nIgHt AwAY.
Take your typical romantic in its opening weekend, results that seduction are added to the equation. opening night with friends. Decked On the Fly Improv’s Christmas
teenage story, mix it with a taste usually go to big-budget, big-name The series has reached young out in the most emo wardrobes that special is saturday, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
of vampire, and add a dash of the action films. As of Monday, it has teenagers and mature audiences as they could put together, they waited in sears recital Hall. Doors open
at 6:30 p.m. $1 admission per
supernatural. The result is “Twilight” brought in more than $120 million, well. Many university students have in line at midnight for the movie.
person. For more info, e-mail
— an instant worldwide craze that according to www.boxoffice.com. been sucked into the recent “Twilight” “I’d go see any vampire or
has even given “Harry Potter” a run The film was adapted from the obsession. werewolf movie,” Pitstick said, who
for its galleon. “Twilight Saga,” a series of four Sophomore Melanie Ruhe is in the has not read any of the books.
Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as a novels by Stephenie Meyer, which middle of reading the third book in Junior Meghan McDevitt,
“full-blown pop culture phenomenon,” chronicle the adventures of teenager the series and saw the movie opening president of UD’s literary magazine
thousands of bloodthirsty fans flocked Isabella “Bella” Swan. Bella’s life weekend. “Orpheus,” read all four books and saw
to the theatres to see their heroine takes a dramatic turn when she meets “‘Twilight’ is a great love story and the movie to see what all of the hype
and her conflicted vampire on the big and falls in love with a vampire named it is very imaginative,” she said. “It was about. She was disappointed.
screen. Edward Cullen. Unlike the average is about a hopeful and innocent, yet “I haven’t the faintest idea of why
passionate love that everyone hopes ‘Twilight’ is so popular. Whoever says
for someday. If you’ve read the book, ‘Twilight’ is the next ‘Harry Potter’ is courtesy of kevin branick
you feel connected to others who have seriously out of his or her mind.” Kevin Branick, improv genius, will perform
Saturday with his crew.
read it.” She liked the movie a little more.
Not everyone is on the bandwagon “The movie was enjoyable, and the PAssIOnAte AbOUt ARt?
though. Professor James Farrelly, director did a good job of bringing the Applications to instruct an Art-
Ph.D., who teaches a course on fictional characters to life,” she said. street workshop next semester on
vampires in film, said he does not “However, don’t expect much from the Wednesdays, 7 to 9 p.m. are due
intend to see the movie. script. It was written from the book, so Monday. Faculty, staff and students
“The romanticizing of vampires the scriptwriters didn’t have much to may apply. For questions, contact
may appeal to teeny-boppers looking work with.” firstname.lastname@example.org.
for a new kind of bad-boy thrill, but Although it has received mixed edu or call (937) 229-5101. Past
these fantasy bloodsuckers are mean reviews, there is no denying the workshops included acrylic painting,
dudes who want to bite necks and fact that readers and moviegoers T-shirt printmaking, henna, jewelry-
sleep in coffins,” he said. alike have become entranced by this making and African dance.
Farrelly said the hormonally- mystifying story. Several stores, such
challenged Cullen in the books and as Hot Topic and Borders, are adding skAte tHe ‘sCAPe tHIs this holi-
movie shames the reputation of to the craze by selling merchandise, day. riverscape, a park in downtown
vampires. posters, clothing and even tote bags. Dayton, will be open saturday through
“They are not day-walking With the announcement that February 22, including holidays.
Goths who live and go to school the second movie will soon be in the Enjoy light displays, entertainment
in one’s neighborhood looking for works, it is sure to be a long time and skating with your own or rented
ryan koZelka/assistant photo eDitor impressionable girls to make out before audiences forget about Bella skates ($3). Visit www.metroparks.
Sophomore Jason roland reads “Breaking Dawn,” the fourth novel in the “twilight” series. with,” he said. “I assure you that evil Swan and the vampire she loves. org or call (937) 278-2607 for info.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 7
Flyer news • Friday, December 5, 2008
ent four outlets to rent movies
SUMMER CAMP POSITIONS –
Redbox currently dots the Dayton landscape With its in-store locations threatened by the
with 10 of its novel $1 movie rental kiosks popularity of Netflix, Blockbuster was forced HIRING NOW!
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inclusive, residential camp, located in south central,
card. The go-to Redbox for UD students is at however, utilizes its in store locations to their Indiana, operated by the Catholic Youth Organization since
the Speedway on Stewart Street. advantage. 1946. Serving campers aged 7 to 16 in various programs.
We offer a welcoming staff community in a beautiful
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streaming, take up to an hour to download to your hard drive.
Christmas nativity scenes Rochester Institute of Technology
Crèches representing different cultures of the world at uD’s Marian library
The Marian Library crèches
gallery is an international ticket
to visit Christmastime around the
world compacted into the square
footage of one room.
Visitors will find themselves
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surrounded by culture and color in
the form of crèches, better known
as nativity scenes.
The crèches are fashioned in
ethnic styles depicting scenes from
Career-focused. Specialized. Technologically based.
around the globe including Nigeria,
Canada, Korea, Sicily and Mexico.
That is just the tip of the iceberg of photo by larry burgess
the countries the scenes represent. The street musicians are only a handful of the approximately 80 villagers and 50 structures,
such as churches and homes, in the Czech crèche.
Director of the Marian Library,
the Rev. Thomas Thompson, S.M., “Christ’s birth is not simply a did not allow crèches by law, which
said the crèches are, “extremely one-time event,” he said. “We are is where chimney sweeps come into
poetic and theological.” also celebrating it in the present.” play, according to Roten.
Thompson said some crèches on The main crèche is an “So because chimney sweeps
display may be relics of artworks approximately 150-year-old Czech- could get into everyone’s homes to
which originally had mechanisms oslovakian piece, which hits viewers clean chimneys, the sweeps were
to make the figures move. with a wall of color. The piece is so recruited to look inside the homes
“It’s really a cultural sort of intricately detailed from the faces for hidden scenes,” Roten said.
thing,” he said, explaining that of the people to the buildings of the “Including the sweeps in the scene
one of the noticeable traits of the village, it is difficult to know where was really a political-religious
crèches is “enculturation.” to begin looking. statement about the government.” and Technology
Thompson said enculturation
is simply the artists’ method
It is so elaborate that it would be
easy not to realize that the piece is a
The exhibit, located in the Marian
Library gallery on the 7th floor of
Contact us at:
of infusing Christ into their nativity scene. the Roesch Library, is free and open
contemporary cultures, rather According to the Rev. Johann to the public. The annual exhibit, 1-866-260-3950
than depicting the nativity scenes Roten, S.M., director of the which changes every November, is
in the actual time of Christ. Artists International Marian Research on display year-round. The gallery
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express enculturation through the Institute, the beauty of the is open Monday through Friday
different styles of clothing, ethnic Czechoslovakian crèches was not from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will also
traits and settings in which the always as celebrated as it is at the be open Saturday, Sunday, Dec. 13,
crèches are depicted. Marian Library. The government 14, 20 and 21 from 1 to 6 p.m.
Flyer news • Friday, December 5, 2008
“the press’s ability to pursue the truth and publish what we feel is appropriate will
always be called into question by those who would prefer to operate in a less open
arthur o. sulzberger, publisher, The New York Times, 2001
barack obama Support: Club sports on campus not respected enough by students or administration
is not our president... yet. individually if they want to be in- letic support is the Red Scare. The
If you tune into the news networks and watch for at least 10 min- formed of the team’s activity. Wres- Red Scare defines themselves as, “A
utes, you will see some form of criticism against President-elect tler Jason Roland explains, “Most of group of enthusiastic UD students
Obama. He only won the presidency a month ago yet by the way me- the people who came to our home united in a common cause: to do
dia and Americans talk it sounds as if he is going into his third ex- meet were from other schools and whatever it takes to show UD pride
ecutive term. maggie malach SoPHoMorE there were very few Dayton students through support of The University
Fox News burns him at the stake for Newsweek’s comparison of who came to observe. The environ- of Dayton’s athletics. Our school is
him to Abraham Lincoln. CNN asks the question that if he is go- Think fast. ment would have been much more known for its community, and each
ing to initiate change, then why is the economy continually tanking? How many University of Dayton enjoyable with Dayton fans cheering athletic event provides us with an
MSNBC doubts whether Obama is the man that his campaign made club sport events have you been to? on our team members.” opportunity to display that unity for
him out to be. They speculate that the vague ideals of “hope” and I can count on one hand the num- This lack of support is not just all to see.” What I do not understand
“change” may have turned into over-glorified buzzwords that popu- ber of times that I have attended a limited to publicity; because the is how the UD community can utilize
larized the Obama campaign, but it’s still too early to decide he is not game or a match, and honestly, I don’t teams are considered “club,” they “each athletic event” if a vast ma-
delivering on what he promised. take a lot of pride in that amount. get no funding from the university. jority of the athletic events for club
Jan. 20 is 46 days away and until then, Obama shouldn’t have any My motivation for supporting clubs Says ultimate frisbee player junior sports are not endorsed by the group.
responsibility over how the economy is doing. Just because he en- is solely because I have friends who Geoff Holmes, “we don’t get a whole No spirit points are offered for club
joys reading Abraham Lincoln’s documents doesn’t mean he thinks play on the teams. I think that this is lot of support from the university, sports, which does not help with stu-
he’s just as good as him. Obama doesn’t work at Newsweek, so the the case for a lot people, but I do not and it makes it hard on people hav- dent participation.
chances that he was behind the article are slim. He has announced a think that it is completely our fault. ing to pay a sizeable fee to play. . . I think that club sports are vastly
cabinet full of economic experts who are arguably fully equipped to As a whole, the university does It kind of kills people’s ambitions.” underappreciated because few peo-
tackle the newly pronounced recession. little to embrace its club teams. For Teams are required to alleviate the ple make an effort to support them.
Don’t expect immediate results either. If the economy hasn’t re- all of the daily e-mails sent out to costly fees in numerous ways. For The backing of the university, both
bounded, if Al Qaeda is still a threat, if gas prices begin to increase, the entire campus, I cannot recall a instance, each member of the men’s financially and vocally, would mean
or if unemployment is on the rise on Januray 21, don’t blame Obama. time when a club sport has been ad- rowing team pays about $800 dollars an increase in attendance and would
Results don’t happen overnight. The thing about change is that it vertised. Even though I attend club a year, plus traveling fees. To raise serve to encourage the teams to per-
takes time. If you try to force it overnight theres no way that it will sport events because my friends par- the money, the team members rent form better. The clubs work hard to
bear positive results. ticipate in them, their participation themselves out for labor, adding to both achieve high athletic status and
It would be a shame if our nation decides the Obama adminis- is also the reason that I am aware of the physical strain associated with fund their respective sport — the
tration is dead before it even hits the operating table. Don’t judge the event in the first place. I feel like the sport. least the school can do is show some
Obama until he’s had some time. students need to seek out each team One of the biggest sources of ath- support.
fnstaff 2008-2009 Word on the street...
editor-in-chief Will Hanlon 229-3892 assistant photography editor at what time of year is it oK to start listening to Christmas music?
managing editor nick Kastner ryan Kozelka
news editor Jennie Szink 229-3226 art Director Michelle Stawicki
assistant news editors assistant art Director Kim Simons
Carly Schott and Kelsey Cano chief news Writer Stephanie vermillion
arts & entertainment editor chief a & e Writer Sylvia Maye
rania Shakkour 229-3890 chief sports Writer
assistant a & e editor nick iannarino Bryce Stuckenschneider
opinions editor Jason lyon 229-3878 business manager Kara Eliopoulos “After Thanksgiving, it is an “not until December, “Definitely not before
sports editor Cory Griffin 229-3891 advertising manager Kathryn lecklider important holiday that gets otherwise it gets really Thanksgiving. I usually wait
assistant sports editor John Bedell 229-3813
overlooked when Christmas annoying.” until a few weeks before
propeller editor amanda orr assistant ad. managers
gets celebrated early.” Christmas.”
copy editor tim Graves Stacey ferranti and lauren lecklider
photography editor Briana Synder circulation manager Dan vohden elaine english Junior shayla broWn Junior mike orlet frESHMan
viSual CoMMuniCation DESiGn EDuCation BuSinESS
Flyer news • Friday, December 5, 2008
Dealing with the dangers yourturn
pride of Dayton marching band making
of holiday shopping difference in commmunity, getting involved
paul norDeman And for those that are truly
The Pride of Dayton March- Catholic Social Services col- of Dayton Marching Band, at
desperate for sales, camping out
tHE Daily CollEGian ing Band has been working hard lected food during the December firstname.lastname@example.org.
is always an option. At the Wal-
uWirE Mart where Damour was killed,
this year both on the field prac- 15 football game, but because of The Pride is very excited to be
people had been waiting outside ticing for performances, and off the poor weather, only 10 cans helping out Catholic Social Ser-
If you’re not one of those peo-
the store all night, even posting the field fundraising for various were brought for the drive. Donat- vices and greatly appreciates the
ple who goes holiday shopping
on Black Friday, I applaud you. a makeshift sign reading “Blitz events. The Pride, like the UD ing food on campus is even more support from UD students and
You’re doing a good thing for so- Line Starts Here.” I believe they community, is always looking for important now because of the faculty. Any questions can be di-
ciety. called it Wal-Mart-Ville — and it’s more opportunities to become in- amount they received at the game. rected to Professor Nicole Gross,
Even during hard financial what Jesus would have wanted. volved on campus and help out Look for the barrels between De- Director of The Pride of Dayton
times such as these, U.S. retail For those who are less than those in need. cember 1 through 19 around cam- Marching Band, at Nicole.Gross@
sales during the festival of frugal- excited about being crushed by We, The Pride of Dayton, are pus, in residence halls and in aca- notes.udayton.edu. You can also
ity rose 3 percent since last year. an angry Christmas mob, try the
teaming up with Catholic Social demic buildings. During these contact Hilary Hartman at her
It’s unstoppable. Americans’ un- newer, hipper Cyber Monday, the
Services to fight hunger in the three weeks only, for each item address stated above. Don’t miss
quenchable thirst for bargains Monday after Thanksgiving, next
Miami Valley. Their food pantry donated you will have the oppor- this opportunity to get involved!
seemingly makes this pseudo- year. It’s less dirty than it sounds,
and can be done from your living is the largest in the Miami Valley, tunity to be entered into a draw- ‘Tis the season of giving!
holiday immune to even the worst
room with no human interaction and with the economy suffering, ing to win gift cards to various
whatsoever — as the holidays they have seen a huge increase in restaurants on Brown Street. To
For those of you that still maryanne Dietrich SoPHoMorE
haven’t converted, stay strong. were meant to be. the number of people needing to obtain an entry slip, contact Hi-
But sometimes the hardest
Black Friday is much scarier be served. lary Hartman, CEO of the Pride
than you think. Things can get part of buying gifts isn’t finding
dangerous when you hit the malls the best deals, but figuring out
to save some dough. what to get for the people on your
According to the New York list. Luckily, Kimberly Harris and
Times, Jdimytai Damour, an em- others have just what you need.
ployee at the Wal-Mart in Valley According to the Chicago Tri-
Stream, N.Y., was trampled to bune, Harris is one of several
death by a herd of violent shop- people creating Barack Obama
pers that broke through the front Christmas ornaments this year.
doors. Hey, at least they got first “On Harris’ ornament, avail-
dibs on the Nintendo Wii.
After the stampede, emer-
gency workers attempted to save
able for $56 at etsy.com, Obama
is sketched as an angel, carrying
a banner that reads ‘Adeste Fi-
licks does it
take to get to
Damour, but to no avail. Ac- deles,’ which is translated as ‘O
cording to the article, four more come, all ye faithful,’” the article
people were injured, including a said.
pregnant woman. Apparently, the overstated
God bless us, everyone.
This sort of event can make
you lose faith in humanity. How-
metaphor machine is working in
overdrive this year.
Still, this is a great Christmas
the center of
a tootsie pop?
ever, it would be unfair to say gift for any Democrat, elitist, or
that all Black Friday excursions secret Muslim. There’s no word
end this way. More likely, you’ll yet on whether John McCain or-
find everyone from soccer moms naments will be adorning the
to grandparents pushing, elbow- trees of the much sought-after
I DON’T GIVE
ing and running to make sure “bitter” demographic.
they can score the newest toy for Bah, humbug!
their loved ones.
“Club sports are vastly I JUST WANT
cause few people make
A JOB IN MAY.
cartoon by nick kastner–senior
an effort to support them.” ourpolicy
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sat. Dec. 6
Sister school hosts Maui Invitational
at Penn state staff Writer
Wed. Dec. vs. Miami (OH)
HONOLULU — Not only did
Thanksgiving weekend mean more
Men’s basketball food than you could eat, it also
sat. Dec. 6 at Akron meant more college basketball than
Wed. Dec. 10 at Creighton you probably cared to watch.
ESPN and its family of networks
featured an endless amount of
early-season college basketball
nCAA First round tournaments last week as a part
Fri. Dec. 5 vs. of its Feast Week. There were
Western Michigan tournaments everywhere. There
was one in New York City, one in
women’s Indoor Chicago and even one in San Juan,
track and Field
But there was only one preseason
Fri. Dec. 5 and sat. Dec. 6 tournament this year that broke
Findlay Oiler Open through the clutter to stand above
the rest. It featured eight teams from
inside the eight different conferences and is
nuMBErs now in its 25th year of operation.
It’s the EA Sports Maui
Invitational hosted every year by the
the Dayton men’s basketball
University of Dayton’s sister school,
Chaminade University. The Maui
Invitational’s 25th anniversary
team’s ranking in the latest aP
might have proved to be its best
top 25 poll. the flyers won
four games last week to win the tournament yet, and it was certainly
Chicago invitational Challenge, the best tournament of the 2008 pre-
and defeated troy earlier this season. Here are 10 reasons why:
week. the team’s record stands 10. The teams participating.
at 7-0 so far this season. Many people dubbed this year’s field
one of Maui’s best — if not the best
the number of consecutive
in its 25-year history. It featured
unanimous No. 1 North Carolina and
photo courtesy of eric Weinheimer
Players prepare for the opening tip-off of the EA sports Maui Invitational at Chaminade university last week. The
two other ranked teams No. 7 Texas event is the most well-known preseason college basketball event in the nation. The games take place inside the
weeks that freshman Justine small confines of Lahaina Civic Center. Dayton won the Maui Invitational in 2003, the same year of its last nCAA
and No. 8 Notre Dame. The field
raterman has been named a-10 Tournament appearance.
also included Oregon, St. Joseph’s,
rookie of the Week. raterman
was honored again Monday after Indiana, Alabama and Chaminade. college basketball. Raftery used his plane and see mountain tops covered also battled late to keep his team in
a strong showing at the Buckeye 9. The coaches’ attire. It signature line, “takin’ it to the tin,” in clouds in one direction and waves the game, coming up just short on a
Classic last weekend. raterman provided a good laugh and something at least 45 times in Maui this year. breaking on the beach in the other. three-quarters-court bomb as time
is averaging 13.7 ppg and 10.3 fresher than the standard suits. 7. The inexplicable Santa 4. The tournament always expired.
rpg this season. Texas coach Rick Barnes needed mascot. I’m not sure why Santa features an underdog. Chaminade 2. UNC is the best team in the
to lose the short shorts, and I don’t was Maui’s choice for a tournament University, the host school, has country. In my estimation, North
overall record of the Western
know who bought North Carolina
coach Roy Williams an orange aloha
mascot, but I’m not mad about
it. Santa dressed in sandals and
played 73 games in the Maui
Invitational and has won exactly five
Carolina will lose zero games this
season. After seeing the Tar Heels
shirt, but it needed to be returned. sunglasses, carrying around a of them. Its past victories include a run all over Chaminade, Oregon
Michigan women’s volleyball
It’s borderline uncomfortable surfboard the whole time. win last year over Princeton, a win and Notre Dame, I am absolutely
team. the Broncos travel to
to see them dress down in aloha 6. The Oregon uniforms. over Villanova in 2003 and most convinced of this fact. The team has
Dayton friday to take on the
Flyers in the first round of the shirts, leis and shorts, but it’s also As always, Oregon did not fail to famously a win over No. 1-ranked NBA talent all over the court. Ty
nCaa tournament. the winner immeasurably funny. impress in the uniform department. Virginia led by Ralph Samson in the Lawson is quite possibly the fastest
of friday night’s match plays 8. Jay Bilas, Bill Raftery and The Ducks wore all-white with a first ever Maui Invitational in 1982. man alive and Tyler Hansbrough
either tennessee tech or no. 16 Sean McDonough. These three, Hawaiian-print yellow stripe down Everyone loves an underdog and the is still the best player in the college
tulane Saturday at the frericks especially Raftery, are some of the the right side of the shirt and shorts. Division II Silverswords love playing game.
Center at 6 p.m. best announcers ESPN has to cover And the team’s shoes, wow, its shoes the role. 1. The high school-sized
were simply fantastic. Each of 3. No. 8 Notre Dame over No. venue. The Lahaina Civic Center
Oregon’s players sported an original 7 Texas. This was far and away the is marginally larger than most high
pair of all-yellow Nikes with green most competitive and exciting game school gymnasiums. It holds just
IMPORTANT STUDENT MEETING trim that more than likely glow in of the tournament that featured two 2,500 people in a strictly bleacher
New Guidelines for the Honors Program the dark. of the best teams in the country in an seating environment. No club seats.
5. Did I mention the early season showdown. The reigning No corporate suites. Just 2,500
Friday, November 21
one-hour sessions at tournament was in Hawaii? Big East player of the year from people sardined into a venue that
1:00 pm or 3:00 pm It’s essentially a vacation with Notre Dame, Luke Harangody, led made for one of the best live-sports
Chaminade Hall, Ground Floor, Room 10F
some basketball thrown in. The all scorers with 29 points. None were experiences imaginable. The small,
Snacks are provided tournament’s slogan was “Basketball more important and improbable as intimate setting is the most unique
• opportunities • benefits • expectations • questions answered • in Paradise,” and that’s exactly what the 3-point prayer from nearly half aspect of the tournament that is
it is. It was a far cry from the snowy, court that he banked in as the shot simply not found anywhere else
PLEASE JOIN US frigid venues of New York and clock expired to give his team a late big time college basketball is being
Chicago. In Maui you walk off the 4-point lead. A.J. Abrams from Texas played.
Flyer news • Friday, December 5, 2008
FrEE nEWs AT
BACK AFTEr 0-2
sTArT TO sEAsOn
John beDell took it out on Butler four days after
Assistant sports Editor
the win over St. Marys. Dayton
After a rocky start to the season embarrassed Butler, pounding the
at the World Vision Classic in Bulldogs by 20 points in Indianapolis.
Austin, Texas, the Dayton women’s Raterman notched her second
basketball team is back in business career double-double with 18 points
with a 4-3 record. and 11 boards. Three other players
The Flyers got off to a 0-2 start scored in double figures during the
with losses to national powers Texas rout. Kristin Daugherty finished
and Old Dominion. Since those two with 15 points, while Kendel Ross
losses, the team has been on a hot and De’Sarae Chambers added 13
streak of late, winning four of its and 11, respectively.
last five games and seeing strong The Flyers finished a stellar
play from its young talent. 8-of-11 from 3-point range and
shot 23-of-47 for nearly 49 percent
from the field. Dayton also held
the advantage on the glass, out-
Women’s Basketball rebounding the Bulldogs 40-32.
UpCOMING After the Flyers notched the
blowout win over Butler, they
GAMES traveled to Navy, where they won an
overtime battle, 64-58. The Flyers
were led by Ross’ second double-
double of the season and career-
Dec. 6 high scoring efforts from freshmen
Kayla Moses (11 points) and Casey
at Penn State Nance (10 points, nine rebounds).
The win was Dayton’s third in a
university Park, Pa. row.
Ross also tallied a game-high
16 rebounds, three assists, two
steals and a blocked shot. Also
contributing for the Flyers were
Patrice Lalor and Raterman with 8
vs. Miami (oH) It was defense and rebounding
that won the game for the Flyers.
Dayton, ohio UD forced 18 turnovers and out-
rebounded Navy. The score was tied
at 53 at the end of regulation. In
The hot streak for the Flyers overtime, Dayton’s balance proved
began with their first win of the to be too much for Navy as five
season over St. Mary’s. Sophomore different Flyers scored in the extra
forward Kristin Daugherty’s offense frame.
paced the Flyers to a win over the Dayton enjoyed another close
Gaels. In the game, Daugherty went game four days later against
on a tear, scoring 14 points in a two- Central Michigan, winning a 78-
minute span in the final minutes of 76 squeaker in Columbus, Ohio.
the game. Daugherty finished the The Flyers secured the win in the
game with a career-high 31 points, opening round of the Ohio State
while adding seven boards and two Tournament behind a career night
assists. for Ross. The junior poured in 27
Junior Kendel Ross also fueled points and snatched 13 rebounds.
Dayton, finishing with her first The win put the Flyers a season-
career double-double by notching high two games over .500 before
17 points and 10 rebounds. Seven losing to No. 20 Ohio State Nov. 30.
different players scored in the game The team will now prepare for
for the Flyers. Freshman Justine Saturday’s game at Penn State,
Raterman tied for a game-high 12 before returning home Dec. 10 for
boards and finished as UD’s third its first home game of the season
leading scorer with five points. against Miami University.
If the Flyers had any leftover
frustration from their 0-2 start, they
Flyer news • Friday, December 5, 2008
Taking off: Flyers gaining national attention
Dayton dominates Chicago invitational Challenge
This season, with the depth
sports Editor developing on the Dayton bench,
don’t be surprised if this team
The events that have taken place makes a deep run in conference
the last few weeks on basketball play, and even a run in the NCAA
courts in Dayton and Chicago have Tournament. One of the team’s
led some to believe that this year’s weaknesses the past few years has
Dayton men’s basketball team may been their lack of road wins, and
be the best team the school has seen also their poor shooting from the
in years. free-throw stripe. Throughout the
After the team looked shaky first seven games of the season,
on offense in its first game against the Flyers have won two games on
Wofford, the team has turned the neutral courts in Chicago during
tide, showing its dominance on both the Chicago Invitational Challenge,
sides of the court, but mostly on and the team has improved upon
defense. Going into last week’s game last year’s free throws, shooting 66
against Auburn, the Flyers owned percent from the stripe.
the second-best scoring defense
in the nation. They proved their
success on Friday, holding Auburn NEXTGaME
to just 47 points in regulation, and
managed to win the game 60-59
in overtime, despite shooting an
NCAA-record 0-for-24 from 3-point
range in the contest.
Up next was No. 15 Marquette.
The Flyers have had a knack for
knocking off ranked Big East at akron
teams the past two seasons, having
defeated ranked foes Louisville and
Pittsburgh last season. On Saturday,
the Flyers showed the nation that
they still have that ability, defeating With more local recruits and
Marquette, 89-75. talent waiting in the wings to take
With their smothering defense, over the reins in future seasons,
remarkable speed and unmatched head coach Brian Gregory
athleticism, the Flyers are becoming is starting to see the rewards
a force to be reckoned with. Don’t be patience can bring to a program.
surprised if the trend continues. The beginning of last season was a
Critics point to last season’s 8-8 preview of what is to come, but this
conference record as evidence year reaffirms the team’s dedication
that this team isn’t ready for the to becoming one of the best
spotlight, however, playing without programs not only in the Atlantic 10
high-flying forwards Chris Wright but also in the country.
and Charles Little for much of the Sure there will be roadblocks and
conference schedule last season losses along the way, but with the
proved to be too much for the team depth, defense and athleticism of
to handle, and is the biggest reason this year’s Dayton basketball squad,
the team was not invited to the it will be tough for many teams to
NCAA Tournament a season ago. compete with the Flyers.
a look at the
last 5 games
ryan koZelka/aSSiStant PHoto EDitor
Chris Wright catches an alley-oop pass in the Flyers’ first game of the season against Wofford. The Flyers have gone
7-0 to start the season, and will travel to Akron saturday to take on the Zips.
Sunday, Nov. 23 Tuesday, Nov. 25 Friday, Nov. 28 Saturday, Nov. 29 Tuesday, Dec. 2
The Flyers welcomed Bethune- On Tuesday, the Flyers brought Dayton got its first taste of a BCS- A night after taking down Auburn, The Flyers won their 24th
Cookman to UD Arena, where the Mercer to Blackburn Court. Mercer conference foe in Auburn of the the Flyers were matched with No. 15 consecutive nonconference regular
Flyers dominated them from start was not an easy foe, as they had SEC. The Flyer defense stormed Marquette, and handled them fairly season home game with an 87-70
to finish, winning the game 78-38. previously defeated Alabama the Tigers, allowing just 47 points easily, by a final of 89-75. Rob Lowery victory over Troy. Leading the way
The Flyers outplayed them in every and Auburn on the road and took in regulation, but a 0-for-24 led the way with 24 points, and Chris was high-flyer Charles Little. Little
aspect of the game, capping off the Georgia Tech to overtime on the performance from 3-point range Wright was named tournament dominated the game, scoring 17
victory with an off-the-backboard road. However, the Flyers led the forced the Flyers to finish off the MVP after posting 13 points and 13 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.
pass from Mickey Perry to Chris whole way, beating Mercer by a Tigers in overtime, 60-59. rebounds. The win made the Flyers
Wright for a thunderous jam. score of 71-53. the event champion.