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HIGHLIGHTS in the news

                                              Parnell announces tuition increase
                                              President seeking more stability in change from year to year
                                                     By Logan Hoffman               Tuition must increase every                       is going to be                Last spring several SGA
                                                year to account for inflation                       early.”                     representatives tried to pass
                                                                                  and rising expenses.                                  This change,              a resolution asking for a lock
                                                Drury President Todd Par-           “We have expenses that have                       as well as one              on tuition, and while Parnell
                                              nell announced last week to         escalated,” Parnell said. “We                       other, is partially         doesn’t agree with the idea of
Clinton: US to ‘vigorously’                   faculty and staff that he in-       have professors and staff that                      due to student              a set tuition price, he says he
promote peace efforts                         tends to recommend a 3.9 per-       haven’t had raises to match                         feedback about              understands the frustration.
   U.S. Secretary of State Hill-              cent tuition increase for 2009-     the market and I have to try to     Parnell         the way and                   “As a banker, if I’m going to
ary Clinton promised Tues-                    2010 to the Board of Trustees       deal with that.”                    time frame in which tuition is              lock a rate, I’m going to lock it
day to work with the incom-                   when they meet on April 3.            Parnell has also stated that      currently set.                              high to make sure I’m covered,
ing Israeli government, but                     The board has final say over      in the future he plans to push         The final thing Parnell wants            and I don’t think that would be
delivered a clear message                     the tuition increase, but Parnell   for tuition to be set at the fall   to achieve in regards to tuition            doing anyone any favors,” Par-
that could put her at odds                    has stated that he will push for    Board of Trustees meeting           is find some way of creating                nell said. “But I think it is fair
with the country’s next lead-                 an increase of no more than 5       rather than at the spring meet-     more consistency in the in-                 to demand a general sense of
er: Movement toward the es-                   percent and doesn’t expect that     ing so that both prospective        crease from year to year, some-             what is going to happen.”
tablishment of a Palestinian                  to be an issue.                     students and current students       thing the school has struggled
state is “inescapable.”                         “We are looking at a tuition      have more time to plan for the      with, as exhibited by the fact
   At the same time, Clinton                  increase of less than 5 percent                                                                                          GET THE FACTS
said she would not dictate
                                                                                  coming academic year.               that last year’s increase was
                                              and that is subject to board ap-      “We are going to ask to           nearly double what this year’s                   by the numbers
orders to Israel, saying the
                                              proval,” Parnell said. “3.9 (per-   change the review cycle so          was.
Jewish state would deter-
mine its interests. In her
                                              cent) is not approved yet.”         that we are reviewing it in the        “Drury has been pretty in-                    3.9
                                                                                                                                                                       Percent increase Parnell
first visit to the region as
                                                The proposed increase is          fall,” Parnell said. “I think we    consistent in its increases,”                    will propose to the Board
secretary of state, she also                  3.8 percent less than last year     used to do it that way but for      Parnell said. “I think students                  of Trustees
pledged “unrelenting” sup-                    when tuition was raised 7.7         some reason it got changed,         and their parents when they
port for Israel’s security. AP                percent, and would set tuition
                                              for the 2009-2010 school year
                                                                                  but that’s really too late to let   come to school here have to                      $18,598
                                                                                  anybody know. Students need         have a general sense of what it                  Cost of tuition next year if
                                              at $18,598, $698 more than          to know, especially with the        is going to cost, barring some                   this is approved
National                                      the current academic year.          current economy, what tuition       unusual happening.”
Ford sales dive 48 percent
as auto slump continues:                      UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS                                                                                   STUDENT LIFE
Ford Motor Co.’s U.S. sales fell
48 percent in February, a sign
that the new car market could
                                                                                                                                                   Plans for new
hit the lowest point in more
than 27 years as huge rebates
and low-interest financing fail
                                                                                                                                                   fitness center
to spur fearful consumers to
make a major purchase. Ford,
                                                                                                                                                   being examined
the first automaker to report
sales Tuesday, said it sold
99,060 vehicles last month,
                                                                                                                                                   Survey e-mailed to find
compared with the 192,248 it
sold in February 2008. AP
                                                                                                                                                   out student opinion
                                                                                                                                                                By Kelsea Garthoff
Say What?                                                                                                                                          
Neb. deputies say man
stuffed cat inside ‘bong’: A                                                                                                                          With funds still being sought for the
man who tried to cool out his                                                                                                                      construction of the new O’Reilly Family
hyper cat by stuffing her into a                                                                                                                   Events Center, planning is now underway
boxlike homemade bong faces                                                                                                                        for the transformation of Weiser Gym into
cruelty charges — and catcalls                                                                                                                     a student fitness center.
from animal lovers. Lancaster                                                                                           Logan Hoffman/The Mirror
                                                                                                                                                      Drury Dean of Students Tijuana Julian
County sheriff’s deputies re-                 NAACP president Francine Pratt speaks at the press conference announcing Drury as the                sent out a mass student e-mail on March
sponding to a domestic dis-                   new home of the NAACP’s regional office.                                                             24 in order to gain some student feedback
turbance call Sunday alleged
they saw 20-year-old Acea
Schomaker smoking marijuana
                                              NAACP finds new home at Drury                                                                        in the form of a survey of what students
                                                                                                                                                   want in a new fitness center.
                                                                                                                                                      The survey, a collaboration between Di-
through a piece of garden hose
attached to a duct-taped, plas-               Drury believes move will help campus diversity                                                       rector of Campus Wellness & Community
tic glass box in which the cat                             By Amanda Foster                 NAACP hopes to establish more than                     Outreach Matt Miller and the fourth year
had been stuffed.                                          just a permanent location in this part-                community center architecture students
“This cat was just dazed,” Sgt.                                                             nership.                                               plans to target what amenities students are
Andy Stebbing said. “She was                     As the National Association for Ad-           “(We) hope it will attract other diverse            looking for in their new fitness center. In
on the front seat of the cop car,             vancement of Colored People (NAACP)           students to attend Drury,” Pratt said.                 the past, discussions have included such
wrapped in a blanket, and never               celebrates its 100th anniversary, the            Drury, currently low on African Amer-               amenities such as a climbing wall.
moved all the way to the hu-                  Springfield branch finds its new home         ican student representation, has ongoing                  Once construction on the 3,000-seat
mane society.” AP                             on the Drury campus.                                                                                 O’Reilly Center, which will sit on what is
                                                                                            plans to expand its diversity.
                                                 In a press conference on Feb. 27, the         “Yes, I do feel that I am a minority,”              currently Hutchens Field, is complete, the
  MISHAPS          Drury Security             NAACP announced its alliance with                                                                    plan is to convert Weiser Gym, the Hutch-
                                                                                            Joshua Wollen, a senior and African
   A quick glimpse at some of the more        Drury University and plans to settle into     American student, stated. “I feel that                 ens HPER and the Barber Fitness Center
   obscure campus happenings. Report          a new office in the campus Diversity          black Americans are under represented                  into a new fitness complex. The O’Reilly
titles are typed verbatim. Full reports are
              available online.               Center, The site of the historic Washing-     here and are approached differently than               center will be the new location for all vol-
                                              ton Avenue Baptist Church.                    traditional Caucasian students and even                leyball and basketball games as well as
Feb. 20 @ 3:15 a.m.: Woman was ap-                                                                                                                 practices.
proached by Security after being ob-             This cooperative move was seen as          international students.”
served acting suspiciously. (Incident         beneficial from both Drury University            However, Wollen, after attending Fri-                  However, funding for the O’Reilly Cen-
09-055)                                       and NAACP perspectives.                       day’s press conference, feels as though                ter and the fitness center are being collect-
                                                 “To enrich our community, we will          Drury is working towards diversifying                  ed separately, so Miller will team with the
Feb. 21 @ 7:00 a.m.: The exit arm gate
to Lot 4 was broken off and is missing.       nurture an environment of inclusion for       the campus.                                            Office of Alumni and Development to also
(Offense 09-056)                              all persons to build a more culturally           “Drury’s decision to allow this and col-            find a way to fund this project. Miller, Ju-
                                              and ethnically diverse campus,” Drury         laborate shows their recent commitment                 lian, Edsel Matthews, and Kystal Compas
Feb. 22 @ 1:00 a.m.: Drury student                                                                                                                 are working as the management team for
arrested by Springfield Police for DWI        president Todd Parnell said at the press      to actively trying to promote diversity on
(Offense 09-046)                              conference, reciting a portion of Drury’s     campus,” Wollen said. “These efforts lead              the project.
                                              strategic plan for campus.                    to this colossal step forward for Drury                   According to Miller, because the new fit-
GAS PRICES a comparision                         “This partnership is directly in line      University and equality in the Spring-                 ness center is so dependent upon the con-
                                              with that strategic plan,” Parnell said.      field area.”                                           struction of the O’Reilly Center, it is hard
           A recap of the average regular
             unleaded gas prices in the          The NAACP, charged minimally for              Plans are in place for the NAACP to                 for him to give concrete detailing on what
               Springfield Metro area.        this space, was eager to find a new home      move into its new office beginning July                the new fitness center will be like.
Current:       Month ago:      Year ago:      for the organization.                         1 of this year.                                           “We are doing everything from a hypo-
 $1.69           $1.72          $2.95            “This has been an exciting time,” Fran-       Until this time, the branch will hold a             thetical basis right now because until the
                                              cine Pratt, NAACP president, said. “I am      temporary office in Burnham Hall.                      arena breaks ground we are not at a point
 Record High: $3.87 on July 6, 2008.
                                              so grateful and appreciative of this op-         “We are committed to becoming a                     where we can commit to anything . . . all
Courtesy AAA Missouri, as of March 3, 2008.
                                              portunity.”                                   more diverse campus,” Parnell concluded.               is dependent upon the O’Reilly Center,”
  OUTSIDE          weather forecast              While the branch has been seeking          “This (partnership) gets us a step further             Miller said.
                                              office space for quite some time, the         down the road.”
       TODAY                THURSDAY          FINANCIAL AFFAIRS
  Partly Cloudy
                        Partly Cloudy
                            67/49             Parnell lifts hiring freeze for faculty positions
       FRIDAY               SATURDAY          Hiring freeze remains in place for all administration and staff positions
  Partly Cloudy              Rain
    72/49                   63/45
                                                     By Logan Hoffman               Parnell announced that he         searches in time for them to                won’t hurt Drury even though
                                                would be lifting the hiring         commit.”                                    the university will remain un-
ADVERTISING & NEWSROOM INFO                                                       freeze on all teaching faculty        However, Parnell did leave                derstaffed in the Safety and
                                                Drury University president        positions where searches were       the hiring freeze in place for              Security Office for the time
 In the midst of declining readership         Todd Parnell sent a message
 among traditional newspapers, 85%
                                                                                  underway when the freeze            all administrative and staff                being.
 of students read their local campus
                                              to faculty and staff last week      went into effect.                   positions — including stu-                    “I don’t think we are put-
newspaper. Reach your target market.          in his presidential forum that        “I really want to protect the     dent staff — until the bud-                 ting the campus at risk,” Par-
       Advertise in The Mirror.               he was doing everything he          classroom under all circum-         get for next year is approved               nell said. “I would rather have
                                              could to advance the school         stances,” Parnell said. “You        by the Board of Trustees on                 more (officers), but I have to
       phone: 417-873-7318                    even during hard economic
                                                                                  can’t wait to try and hire fac-     April 3.                                    wait to see how our budget
 ad info:
                                              times.                              ulty because you have to begin        Parnell is confident this                 plays out.”
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                                                                          CAMPUS ACTIVITIES

     News Ticker                                                          Artists turn passion into living
                                                                          Second annual SEA OzArts Conference at Drury
                                                                                   By Amy Maas

                                                                             For the second year in a
                                                                          row Drury will be hosting the
                                                                          Self Employment in the Arts
                                                                          (SEA) OzArts conference,
                                                                          one of only six held across the
                                                                             “In tough economic times,
                                                                          people who are practicing one
                                                                          of the art disciplines need to
                                                                          practice smart,” said Kay Os-
                                                                          borne, special instructor of arts
                                                                          administration and coordina-
                                           Sarah Montgomery/ The Mirror   tor of the SEA OzArts Con-
 Drury president Todd Parnell held a press conference last Friday         ference.
 to announce that the local branch of the NAACP would be housed              There are sessions for every-
 in Drury’s Diversity Center. NAACP president Francine Pratt was          one from musicians to actors
 present and made a speech. For a complete photo gallery from             to accountants, according to
 the press conference visit The Mirror’s Web site at:                     Osborne.                                                        “This is a conference meant
                                                                          to help artists,” Osborne said.
                                                                          “I mean literary artists, vi-                                                            Courtesy Kay Osborne
                                                                          sual artists, musicians, theatre.   earn a living as an artist.”        allocation from SGA and the
 Constitutional revisions                                                 We’re bringing successful art-
                                                                          ists in to help (the conference
                                                                                                                The day long event will take
                                                                                                              place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                  Student Advocates for the
                                                                                                                                                  Arts group. The fee covers a
                                                                          attendees) figure out how to
 need students to vote                                                        AT A GLANCE
                                                                                                              on Sat., March 14 in Reed
                                                                                                              Auditorium in the Trustee
                                                                                                              Science Center. Registration
                                                                                                                                                  continental breakfast, lunch,
                                                                                                                                                  workshops and sessions with
                                                                                                                                                  professional artists.
                                                                             when & where
                                   SGA has restructured some                                                  that morning will take place           Last year 150 people at-
                                 of its constitution and bylaws.                                              from 9:30 - 10 p.m. during          tended the SEA OzArts Con-
                                                                              WHEN: Sat., March 14            which time attendees can sign       ference, a great first year Os-
                                 Therefore, in order to make                  WHERE: Reed Auditori-
                                 amendments to the consti-                                                    up for a 15 minute one-on-one       borne said, who explained that
                                                                              um in Trustee Science           session with practicing pro-        Seattle, another city that holds
                                 tution, there needs to be a                  Center, Drury Campus
                                 majority vote in favor by the                                                fessional artists in their field.   a similar conference, also had
                                                                              COST: Free for Drury            Sessions will take place later in   150 people in attendance for
                                 student body.                                students
                                   In the restructure, SGA is                                                 the day.                            their fifth annual conference.
                                                                              REGISTER: www.drury.              The conference, which costs          “People from all over the re-
  hoping to introduce new positions, a new senate structure                   edu/ejc/sea/SEAreg1.
  and term lengths.                                                                                           $50 for individuals, is free for    gion are invited and encouraged
                                                                              cfm                             Drury students because of an        (to attend),” Osborne said.
     The new revised constitution is posted on the SGA web-
  site, as well as a copy of the current constitution for com-
  parative purposes.                                                      ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
     SGA is urging students to vote on this issue, with polls
  having opened on Monday.
     Also, the application process for being on SGA is open,
  with Executive Council position applications due on
                                                                          Bandwidth enables online study
  March 6.                                                                Online classes become more prevalent due to better technology
     For more information, to vote or apply for an SGA posi-
  tion visit the website:                                      By Paul Brubaker            bers of the military to faraway about its rigor, educators say
                                                                                and Kathleen Carroll         workers seeking a specialized that taking away the common
                                                                                       MCT                   program.                             meeting place of the classroom
                                                                                                               Take Erica Ulman of South forces each student to fully
 Q-sheets for housing due                                                    The global reach and flex- Carolina. She’s a student at participate.
                                                                          ibility of the Internet is fueling Passaic County Community                “You can’t have your hand
                                                                          brisk growth in online college College in Paterson, N.J., al- down in an online course,” said
 dates quickly approach                                                   classes, and those numbers are though she has never set foot Peter Shapiro, who runs Ber-
                                                                          expected to grow as the reces- on campus.                               gen Community College’s dis-
    Q-sheets for studios, 2-person apartments, 3-person                   sion encourages workers to           Ulman, 30, hopes to trade tance learning programs. “The
  apartments/houses, and 4-person houses are due March 6.                 continue their education.          her paralegal career for work only way someone knows that
  Housing sign-ups for the above options will be at 8 p.m.                   “The courses can be accessed in medical records, a growing you’re there is if you are con-
  on March 10. All hopeful residents need to be present.                  from any place, at any time,” field. A contact at a hospital tributing.”
    Q-sheets are due to Housing for 4-bedroom College                     said Ken Vehrkens, dean of near her home referred her                      Universities are beginning
  Park apartments by 5 p.m. on March 13 with the housing                  Anthony J. Petrocelli College to Passaic County Commu- to require students to take
  sign-up night at 8 p.m. on March 17.                                    of Continuing Studies of Fair- nity College, which offers an some classes online, to ensure
    Housing contracts for residence halls or housing exemp-               leigh Dickinson University in online associates degree pro- they are familiar with distance
  tions are due by 5 p.m. on March 20.                                    Teaneck, N.J. “That type of gram in health information learning formats. FDU was
    If students fail to have a housing contract or exemption              flexibility really fits into many
  form on file by the due dates listed above, a housing hold              adult learners’ schedules, bal-
  will be placed on student accounts on March 27. This hold               ancing full-time employment
  would prevent students from registering for fall semester               and family commitments.”
  classes.                                                                   Nationwide, the number of
    For more information contact Holly Herlinger, hous-                   students taking at least one
  ing director, at, or visit the                     online course jumped by near-
  Drury      website:              ly 70 percent between 2002
  cfm?nlid=171&id=21269.                                                  and 2007, from 1.6 million
                                                                          to 3.9 million, according to a
                                                                          study released in November by
  Student input requested                                                 the Sloan Consortium, a non-
                                                                          profit advocacy group for on-
                                                                          line learning.
  for Weiser remodeling                                                      Better technology and big-
                                                                          ger bandwidth have made the
                                                                          trend possible. When online
     A survey has been posted by Drury architecture stu-                  classes were introduced in the
  dents with questions regarding what the Drury commu-                    mid-1990s, educators and stu-
  nity would like to see for the Weiser Recreational Facility             dents were often frustrated by
  remodeling project.                                                     slow log-on times (remember                                                                            MCT
     The survey, which came out late last week, takes approxi-            dial-up?) and static messaging Because of the increase in technology, and the availability of cheaper,
  mately 10 minutes because of the three components to the                programs.                          faster computers, universities are noticing an increase in the number
  survey.                                                                    Now, new software and of nontraditional students seeking a degree through online study.
     In addition to the survey, workshops will take place in              cheaper, faster computers al-
  order to better align the project to student needs.                     low students to chat with one technology. She registered last the first in the nation to do so,
     Architecture students will then take the results acquired            another and a professor in real July and hopes to complete her in 1999.
  from the survey and the workshops and use them to make                  time, share video and audio degree during the spring 2010                  “The theory is, if students
  a proposal to the Board of Trustees.                                    clips and conduct online re- semester.                                  have lifelong learning, that’s
     To access the survey just visit             search around-the-clock.             Current distance-learning where it probably is going
  site/druryfitnesscomplex/.                                                 If there is a typical student, students at FDU’s Petrocelli to come from, and they need
                                                                          she is Jessica Marmolejos of include 90 members of the to be conversant with it,”
                                                                          Wayne, N.J. Marmolejos, 32, New Jersey Army National said university spokeswoman
  Bornstein to speak about                                                is a busy single mother of two Guard in various posts na- Gretchen Johnson.
                                                                          and administrative assistant tionwide and overseas, said                   Kathleen Cray-Kaden, a
  social innovation Thurs.                                                who starts her school day after Vehrkens. The school designed Passaic County Community
                                                                          work.                              a series of online classes for College adjunct professor, said
                                                                             Her office skills have helped military personnel looking to online classes can have some
                    This Thursday’s convocation speaker, Da-              her land temporary jobs at complete undergraduate de- limitations. With class discus-
                  vid Bornstein, specializes in writing about             companies such as NBC Stu- grees, helped by $3 million in sions being held through blog
                  social innovation.                                      dios and Morgan Stanley. But federal grants.                            posts, Cray-Kaden misses out
                    He is the author of How to Change the                 when those businesses down-          Petrocelli also has partnered on non-verbal clues that indi-
                  World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of            sized, she was among the first with major corporations to de- cate whether a student under-
                  New Ideas, which chronicles and analyzes                to be dismissed because she velop online degree-comple- stands the material, she said.
                  the work of social innovators who are suc-              lacked a degree, she said.         tion programs for employees,            But some students find that
   Borstein       cessfully addressing social problems at scale              So in the evenings at home, including at Booz Allen Ham- physical distance from their
                  in several countries.                                   she boots up her computer and ilton, a management-consult- classmates can be freeing.
    Bornstein’s first book, The Price of a Dream: The Story of            cracks open a Western Civili- ing firm in the Washington,                  Casey Saladin, 33, of Clifton,
  the Grameen Bank, traces the history of the Nobel Peace                 zation textbook while her 9- D.C., suburbs.                             N.J., once reluctant to speak in
  Prize-winning Grameen Bank during its first 20 years and                year-old son, Brandon, plays         Some 500 workers have class, can now freely discuss
  describes the global emergence of the now-famous anti-                  with a puzzle and her daughter, taken part in the bachelor’s of the finer points of great liter-
  poverty strategy known as micro-finance.                                Victoria, 11, is in her room.      art in individualized studies ary works with other students.
    He is currently at work on a book exploring the growth                   “This is basically the only program, which combines pre-                “Sometimes, I don’t like to
  and implications of social entrepreneurship in the United               way that I feel that I can actu- vious college work, credits for talk in front of an ... audience,”
  States and Canada.                                                      ally do it,” she said.             professional experience and said Saladin, a single mother
    The convocation will be held at 11 a.m. in Clara Thomp-                  Online classes are popular training and online classes as of three girls who works full
  son Hall, with overflow seating in Lay auditorium.                      with colleges because they can part of the degree.                      time. “But online, I don’t feel
                                                                          expand the potential universe        While flexibility in online that way. You can say whatever
                                                                          of students, from active mem- coursework can invite doubt you think.”
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Party life in Slovenia                                                                                                         Moving                                     Moving
                                                                                          Enough of the day to day              ON
                                                                                                                                     The Real World
                                                                                        occurrences, the real Slovenia
                                                                                        many will say is located on the
                                                                                        streets of its smaller cities.
                                                                                          The student organization
                                                                                        planned a trip to Bled. We
                                                                                        toured the castle, took pictures
                                                                                        of the Austrian Alps, walked
                                                                                        around the lake with the is-
                                                                                        land in the middle and heard
                                                                                        the local legends of the church
                                                                                                                             Still undecided
                                                                 Courtesy Jamie Blunk
                                                                                        bell that finds itself home at
                                                                                        the center of the small island’s
                                                                                        one and only occupant: the
                                                                                                                             post graduation
                                                                                        church. That trip had perhaps
Sophomore Jamie Blunk visited the Church on the Island of Bled.
         By Jamie Blunk                   their dorms or apartments. The
                                                                                        the most gorgeous views that I
                                                                                        ever imagined.
                                                                                                                             DU grad keeps his options
                                          major shock to me was that they                 But the next trip was of
                                                                                                                             open and enjoys freedom
          For The Mirror
                                          repeat this process daily.                    a more cultural nature: the
   The first few days in Slovenia            Eastern Europeans take a                   Pust. The Pust is the carnival
were full of surprises. Orien-            pride in the quality of their vodka.          parades that are in practically      Editor’s Note: For the next year The Mirror will chronicle Charles Neiss’
tation consisted of three days            I found this extremely entertain-             every city and small village. A      life as he moves from college life into the real world. Neiss graduated
of listening to professors and            ing. The group of people that I               bus full of internal students        from Drury in May 2008 with a degree in English. He is currently studying
the international office talk, as         was with one night was compar-                traveled to Ptuj to experience       in the master’s of education program at the University of Missouri in
well as playing games “to get             ing vodkas from each nationality              the carnival. The highlights of      Columbia. He is working as a graduate assistant in the university’s
to know Ljubljana” in the city            and boasting about it.                        this carnival were the Kurrents      Center for Leadership Development and taking courses focusing on
center.                                      The Lithuanian said that                   that Slovenes say scare out the      higher education administration.
   The second day we found out            his was the best, while the two               winter so the spring can come
when classes started. To my sur-          Polish argued otherwise. After                in.
                                                                                                                                      By Charles Neiss            quired of those who use their
prise my first class was a week           three bottles of vodka amongst                  These beastly looking ani-
                                                                                                                                       For The Mirror             hands as the most important
and a half after the orientation          the group, another was opened.                mals are constantly jump-                                                 tool at the workplace. The
concluded! The student organi-            Serkan from Turkey had also                                                           One thing that has been a         book and its stories have re-
                                                                                        ing, dancing, and steeling the       surprise to me in my post-
zation on campus put together             brought his own Turkish vari-                 young girls and women off the                                             newed that appreciation and
a trip for the international stu-         ety; the liquor continued to flow                                                  Drury life is that I am still        also helped me redefine edu-
                                                                                        streets. Wine was being served       dedicating a good amount of
dents to go to Bled to see both           as the Norwegian pulled out a                 everywhere. Some of the pa-                                               cation.
the castle and island in the mid-         bottle that he had also brought                                                    time to figuring out what I             In college, we see education
                                                                                        rade participants were refilling     want to do.
dle of the lake at the conclusion         from home. It is quite a sight to             the audience’s glasses as they                                            as primarily taking place in a
of the orientation. It was then           watch this competition amongst                                                        In the roughly six months I       classroom or studio, but there
                                                                                        ventured down the route. Af-         have spent in graduate school,
that I was introduced to the real         the alcohol of various regions.               ter the carnival went through                                             is so much to learn beyond
cultural change of this univer-                                                                                              my thoughts about a career           those settings.
                                                                                        we ventured up to the castle to      have revisited the entire con-
sity—the parties.                         From Abroad                                   take a look around and headed                                                That is why internships, ap-
   The student organization has                                                                                              tinuum of possibilities created      prenticeships, assistantships,
                                          Jamie Blunk is                                back to Ljubljana.                   in my brain over many years.
arranged two parties each week            a sophomore
                                          studying abroad                                 The next weekend a friend                                               and any other “ships” are so
just for the international students.      at the University                                                                     Of course, there have been        valuable.
                                          of Ljubljana in                               and I took a trip of our own to      new discoveries along the way,
Monday and Thursday nights for-           Ljubljana, Slovenia.                          the coast of Slovenia. Koper and                                             My current assistantship has
eign students make the trek to the                                                                                           and recently I’ve come to ap-        filled me with an understand-
                                                                                        Piran proved to be absolutely        preciate a whole other area of
Parliament Pub and Companeros                The dormitories here are                   amazing. When we climbed                                                  ing of working on a college
respectively. It is here where I          also a major change of pace.                                                       options.                             campus, and the classes I am
                                                                                        the old castle walls and towers         My indecision does not in-
have been told “the real education        Not surprisingly, they are a                  we could see the coastline and                                            taking compliment the practi-
begins.” Europeans tend to party          lot smaller than the average                                                       dicate unhappiness with my           cal side perfectly.
                                                                                        mountains of three countries:        current position at MU or the
not only more frequently but              American dorm, but smoking                    Italy to the north, Slovenia, and                                            That balance has provided
harder than Americans. I figured          inside of the hall is completely                                                   areas I am                                         me with such a
                                                                                        Croatia to the south. The Adri-      studying in my
that it couldn’t be that different,       alright. Unlike Wallace Hall,                 atic Sea was an amazing color of                                                        rich learning ex-
but it sure is. The pubs don’t close      the fire alarms, if there even are                                                 course work,                                       perience and really
                                                                                        blue and unbelievably clear.         but instead, I
until 3-3:30 a.m..                        any, have not gone off and there                As the day came to an end we                                                          makes both envi-
   Most of the native Europe-             are groups of people that meet                                                     believe, a real-                                   ronments (work
                                                                                        were able to watch the sunset        ization of the
ans have already consumed more            regularly to have their nicotine              over the mountains and sea of                                                           and school) better.
than most Americans and already           fix while sitting around in the                                                    wide range of                                        So has Mr.
                                                                                        Koper, it was magnificent. One       opportunities
“just started drinking at this point      hallway. The nicest change for                thing for sure is that there are                                                        Rose’s book made
in their evening.”They then make          me in the dorms is not only                                                        out there.                                         me decide to be a
                                                                                        numerous more day and week-             A book I
the fairly short walk to the club of      the presence of a stove top to                end trips to come. Slovenia is                                                          butler or a barista?
their choice. When the sun comes          share with our suite mates, but                                                    am currently                                         Not quite, al-
                                                                                        proving to be a gem of Eastern       reading has
up, they start venturing back to          free laundry that is accessible               Europe.                                                                                 though I have
                                                                                                                             probably in-                                       thought about it.
                                                                                                                             fluenced this                                        But I do think I
INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE                                                                                                    theme of ca-                                       am also beginning

Walking with the Hijaras                                                                                                     reer ideas that I have identi-
                                                                                                                             fied. It is called “The Mind at
                                                                                                                             Work” by Mike Rose, and in it,
                                                                                                                             the author explores many ca-
                                                                                                                                                                  to finally realize what so many
                                                                                                                                                                  wise advisors told me while I
                                                                                                                                                                  was at Drury: Just do some-
                                                                                                                                                                  thing with your life.
“Third sex” people of India live in constant ridicule                                                                        reers that are not usually asso-
                                                                                                                             ciated with higher education:
                                                                                                                                                                     Take a year or two to explore
                                                                                                                                                                  something new, and don’t wor-
       By Naru Narayanan                  feels the sexual conflict. He is a            private parts of the people and      plumbers, waitresses, and hair       ry about your lack of a long-
          For The Mirror                  male physically, but feels he is a            also kiss them. Sometimes,           stylists are a few.                  term plan.
                                          female and behaves like a girl.               they lift their clothes up to           His analysis coupled with            One professor told me of his
   Editor’s Note: Naru Narayanan is       The Hijaras (both physical and                make them give money.                interviews of people in those        time spent as a landscaper and
a student from India who is study-        mental ones) leave their fami-                  I was able to interview a group    professions create a paradigm-       another mentioned working
ing integrated media at Drury for         lies and go in search of similar              of Hijaras and I think they are      shifting appreciation for the        as a teacher’s aide in a pub-
the next three years. Throughout          people because their family and               not as bad as they are portrayed.    level of skill and knowledge         lic school. Both look back on
this semester Naru will describe          friends are not ready to accept                 Scolding and annoying peo-         required of those people who         those experiences not with re-
his native culture and share his in-      them, and they want to be with                ple for making money is bad,         might not always be consid-          gret but great appreciation.
ternational perspective with The          their kind of people.                         but it seems defensive to me.        ered as intelligent as those            Keep your options open; en-
Mirror.                                      They live together in groups               When they are continuously           with college degrees.                joy the freedom.
   Is having a sex essential even         in various parts of the country.              abused by people, for decades,          I really admire the skill re-
when you are not having sex?              Boys who feel they are girls                  they will have to take up some
A set of people are used for              gets his male genital parts                   measures to stop that, and they
taking blessings, but not re-             chopped off (castrated) and                   maybe chose this.
spected and accepted in the               becomes girls completely. This                  Before my documentary
society, isn’t it weird? Could
you believe that those people
                                          is done without anesthesia by
                                          many people as it is their tradi-
                                                                                        shoot with them, I was in-
                                                                                        formed that they stripped a
                                                                                                                                 The Mirror is Turnby your application
                                                                                                                                                         March 14 to
are ill-treated and isolated be-          tion and belief. And others un-               reporter’s clothes, snatched                              Dr. Cristina Gilstrap!
cause they don’t have a fixed             dergo a sex-change operation                  his camera and cash. But they            now accepting
sex? “Hijaras,” or eunchs, are            and gradually become girls. As                were not at all mean to us. In
the people who are known as
third sex people. They are nei-
                                          they are not allowed to mingle
                                          with the general population,
                                                                                        fact, they were really sweet and
                                                                                        co-operative, and they were
                                                                                                                                 applications for the
ther male nor female. There are
more than half a million Hi-
                                          most of them are not educated
                                          and do not have good jobs. The
                                                                                        not ready to take a penny.
                                                                                          I saw many admirable, as               2009 - 2010 year!
jaras in India. They are one of           Hijaras take up three kinds                   well as pitiable, things in them.
the leading suffering commu-              of occupations: dancing and                   Just one day with them and I
nities of India.                          singing in ceremonies, beg-                   was able to feel the pain and
   There are two kinds of Hi-             ging, and prostitution.                       torture they underwent every-
jaras: one is born with a physi-             People believe that the Hi-                day; I was not able to stand it.
cal form of a Hijara, and the             jaras’ blessings or curses are                  When I walked with them
other simply feels like another           powerful and so invite them                   on the road, people moved
sex. For the second kind, usu-            for marriages and child birth                 away from us. Some of my
ally, at the age of 6 to 8, a man         ceremonies to make blessings.                 own friends laughed at me.
                                             It is also believed that they              We were not allowed to stand
                                          possess some magical powers,                  anywhere, go to residential ar-
                                          but the Hijaras deny that. On                 eas and so many more restric-
                                          one side, people call them for                tions and insults.
                                          making blessings, but on the                    In spite of all these experienc-
                                          other hand, people ridicule,                  es, everyday and night, they have
                                          mock, and abuse them badly.                   solid characters and high goals
                                             Most of the Hijaras beg or                 and principles, and most impor-
                                          become prostitutes for their                  tant of all, they are united.
                                          living. Begging and prostitu-                   Every Hijara wants her
                                          tion is the consequence of the                community to grow, prosper                     Staff Reporter
                                          ill-treatment by people, and                  and be accepted in the society.
                                          even then they are not spared.                The day to attain their goals is               Multimedia Reporter
                                             Some Hijaras say even the                  not far. There are many Hijaras
                                          policemen harass them and that                who have proved themselves
                                          the policemen use the Hijaras                 in various fields – education,
                                          to harass the criminals sexually.             occupation, social work and
                Courtesy Naru Narayanan      When Hirjaras beg the                      even family life.
During a documentary shoot,               people move away from them,                     The greatest thing I admire
Drury student Naru Narayanan              get scared of them, and make                  about them is when one Hi-
spent time with people of the             fun of them. Some Hijaras                     jara succeeds, she makes at least      Applications are due by Sat., March 14
“third sex” or eunuchs in India           use abusive language to make                  four more Hijaras to succeed.
(pictured above).                         money, rub their hands on the
                                                                                            Life                                                                 WWW.DRURYMIRROR.COM 03.04.09


Separate checks, if you don’t mind
Restaurants more willing to split checks due to state of economy
       By Christopher Borrelli          dinner with friends now, “people
            MCT Campus                  are not as magnanimous. You
                                        couldn’t believe how many of my
   Clare Battersby has never            friends are out of work or under-
been one to pick up the check.          employed. In the past, the most
The 24-year-old recent college          financially sound of us might
graduate works as a Chicago ac-         pick up the burden, but that’s less
count executive for a downtown          true (now) _ no one is buying me
marketing firm. She is not rich.        a drink.”
So, the other night, when the bill         Many still split checks evenly,
arrived at the end of dinner, to be     of course, but many say they’ve
certain there was no confusion,         grown wary of picking up the tab
she grabbed a napkin and drew           for people at their table who ha-
on it a map of who ordered what         bitually order more than every-
_ she and her boyfriend, sitting        one else, raising the average on
here, ate and drank this; her sister    everyone’s bill.
and her sister’s date, sitting over        A bleak economy has only
there, ate and drank that.              served to embolden them.
   She handed the map to the               Battersby, for instance, said she
server, who brought back two            still splits checks evenly from
separate itemized checks, one for       time to time _ two ways, three
each couple. “Now that I think          ways. But more and more, she
about it, though, we should have        finds herself looking askance at
just split it 50-50,” she said. “If I   the guy down the table who has
was with a couple I didn’t know         ordered “five beers when I’m hav-
as well, I’d worry I came across        ing a beer and cup of soup. I don’t
cheap. But it was just my sister.”      want to put in more to cover this                                                                                                                      MCT
   Besides, Battersby wants to be       guy.” The National Restaurant          Restaurant customers now might have more options when deciding how to pay, as business owners are
fiscally responsible about how          Association, the leading industry      allowing more checks to be split to keep cash flow steady and customers happy during bad economic times.
she pays her restaurant checks          trade association, has not stud-
these days.                             ied any forms of check splitting,
                                        said Hudson Riehle, senior vice        ally,” Paul said.                       in Des Moines, Iowa. He says,              Which tends to be a restau-
   She’s not alone.                                                               Ina Pinkney, of Ina’s restau-        “I have always been ‘the payer,’        rant’s biggest gripe about item-
   With a cautious eye on a dis-        president of research. But the as-
                                        sociation plans to. He said there      rant in the Market District, has        that guy who says, ‘I’ll get it,’ and   izing checks: They’re expecting
solving economy, or out of sim-                                                seen a lot of hard staring lately: “I   picks up the check.”                    customers to handle the check
ple frustration with an awkward         is anecdotal evidence that break-
                                        ing a bill into individual itemized    think the whole tone at the res-           But not lately.                      in typical ways. Then they re-
tradition, an increasing number                                                taurant table has changed. At the          He came to Chicago recently          ceive multiple credit cards and
of diners say they are asking for       checks has caught on _ for in-
                                        stance, customers are carrying less    beginning of the meal, you see          for his 38th birthday and ate           very specific requests for break-
separate itemized checks when                                                  internal calculations in their eyes.    with 14 family members and              ing down a check. It slows them
they eat out with a group. Un-          cash and saying they don’t eat out
                                        enough. Less cash in a customer’s      There are more sidelong glances         friends, many of whom live in           down _ at any time during the
less they are splitting dishes (and                                            when someone is ordering wine.          Chicago. They chose The Bris-           meal, but particularly when a
sometimes even when they are),          pocket points to more credit card
                                        charges, he said; and if custom-       Which is why, at the end of the         tol, a loud, immensely popular          server is expecting to clear a table
they want to pay only for what                                                 meal, a party of five drops five        Bucktown restaurant with long           for a new customer. Never mind
they ordered.                           ers are saying they don’t eat out
                                        enough, then they’re probably          cards for five separate checks.”        communal tables and smart               that more credit cards mean
   The evidence is primarily anec-                                                Seana Monahan, Pinkney’s             modernistic contours. Everyone          more credit card processing fees
dotal _ diners tend to be ashamed       trying to save more money when
                                        they do eat out.                       general manager, used to have a         paid their own checks _ even            _ 81 percent of diners pay with a
to admit they ask for a separate                                               shtick: A table would be fight-         McCarty. “We’ve been itemizing          credit or debit card, according to
itemized check. But many res-              Ron Paul, president of Chi-
                                        cago- based Technomic, a food-         ing over who would pick up the          it,” he said. “I tend to, these days,   Technomic.
taurants say they are seeing a loss                                            check. So Monahan would step            definitely. I drink maybe an $8            “We used to frown on get-
of patience with that old practice      service market research group,
                                        said it plans to study itemiz-         to the table and say, “Do I have        martini. Why pay for my sister’s        ting so many cards,” said Kristin
of customers evenly splitting the                                              to break this up?” She would get        $200 bottle of wine? You have to        Jones, director of operations for
check, or even picking up the           ing soon. “Logic tells us people
                                        strapped for cash do not want          a laugh. “But I can’t remember          be smart about this now.”               Uncommon Ground restaurants.
tab.                                                                           the last time I pulled that out,”          Asked about when he requests         “But we’ve learned to accommo-
   Jim Senhauser, who owns Chi-         someone else to shoulder their
                                        check if it means they have to         she said.                               separate itemized checks, how-          date it now. To be honest, we’re
cago Singles Dining and Social                                                    Consider Dan McCarty, who            ever, he said, “We wait until the       trying not to say no to any re-
Club, said when he goes out to          pay more next time. (Especially
                                        if) they plan to eat out occasion-     owns a graphic design company           end (of the meal).”                     quest at the moment.”

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  You are invited to help select the 2009 recipients of the first annual Mirror Awards! For the first time ever, Drury will be
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  who Drury’s “favorite” is, simply log on to and follow the prompts. Nominations will be open from
  March 4 and will run through March 15. The award recipients will be published in the March 18 edition of The Mirror.

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 Usually, people want to escape from jail, but people keep wanting to escape to jail with Madea.”
 -PAUL DERGARABEDIAN, president of box office tracker Media By Numbers, reacting to “Madea Goes to Jail” leading the box office for the second straight weekend

Student loans are still an option today
Professionals say borrowing money remains a mainstay for college students
        By Ashley Smith                 Federal loans carry low in-      cations must be submitted by         department. Silcox said it’s best
                                                                                                                                                     MOVIE TIMES
                                                                                                                                                        Valid through Thursday
             MCT                     terest rates and allow students     midnight Central Daylight            to keep the school informed.
                                     to defer paying them back           time, June 30, and corrections          “The reason we recommend               CAMPBELL 16
  In the current state of the        until after graduation. Some        on the Web forms must be             (filing the FAFSA) is because
economy, accruing more debt          don’t charge interest until the     submitted by midnight Cen-           no student knows what the fu-       Conf. of a Shopaholic (PG-13)
is probably the last thing on        repayment period, which can         tral Daylight Time, Sept. 15,        ture will hold,” she said.          11:00, 1:40, 4:30, 7:15, 9:55
anyone’s mind, but it may be         come six or more months after       according to the                                           Coraline 3D (PG)
the only option for some col-        graduation.                         State guidelines are earlier,          tips for filing the fasfa         11:55, 2:30, 4:55, 7:30, 10:00
lege-bound         undergraduate        These federal loans can only     March 10 in Indiana, for ex-           Start early: The Indiana fil-     Fired Up (PG-13)
students.                            be obtained by filling out the      ample.                               ing deadline, for example, is       12:20, 2:35, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30
  Financial aid professionals        Free Application for Fed-              “It’s really important that       March 10.                           Friday the 13th (R)
say it’s a safe time to borrow.      eral Student Aid. This form         they file the FAFSA by (the            Complete your taxes: The          11:10, 1:30, 4:05, 6:40, 9:05
  “More funding is being put         evaluates a student’s income        deadline),” said Silcox, adding      FAFSA works hand-in-hand            Gran Torino (R)
into federal programs,” said         _ mainly the parents’ income        this applies to all students, re-    with the federal income tax re-     12:50, 3:45, 6:25, 9:10
Michelle Silcox, associate di-       if the student is a dependent       gardless of income. “There’s a       turn form. It’s easiest to have     He’s Just Not That Into You
rector of financial aid at the       _ and then the information is       lot of funding from the state        your taxes completed before         (PG-13)
University of Saint Francis.         sent to the school to tell what     ... and that deadline is crucial.”   tackling the FAFSA.                 1:00, 4:00, 6:50, 9:50
And the federal loans are the        grants, work study or loans         Even if circumstances change           Find help: School counselors      Hotel for Dogs (PG)
best option _ of course, after       should be issued based on that      within a family, such as loss of     and college financial aid offices   11:05, 1:35, 4:05
scholarship and grant options        calculation.                        a job, alterations can be made       can help you fill out the form.     The International (R)
are exhausted, she said.                FAFSA on the Web appli-          with the school’s financial aid        Visit           6:35, 9:40
                                                                                                                                                  Jonas Brothers (G)
                                                                                                                                                  12:00, 2:10, 4:20, 6:20, 8:30
                                                                                                                                                  Madea Goes to Jail (PG-13)
 DID YOU KNOW...? Odontophobia is the fear of teeth.                                                                                              11:00, 1:35, 4:10, 6:45, 9:20
                                                                                                                                                  Paul Blart: Mall Cop (PG)
                                                                                                                                                  11:15, 1:45, 4:15, 6:50, 9:25
                                                                                                                                                  The Pink Panther 2 (PG)
STUDENT LIFE                                                                                                                                      12:15, 2:45, 5:00, 7:20, 9:45

The many benefits of a musical education
                                                                                                                                                  Push (PG-13)
                                                                                                                                                  11:30, 2:05, 4:45, 7:25, 10:05
                                                                                                                                                  Slumdog Millionaire (R)
                                                                                                                                                  12:00, 2:20, 4:35, 7:40, 10:20
Singing is an effective reinforcement when learning a second language                                                                             Taken (PG-13)
               MCT                   experiences hearing it.             of the country’s English learn-      learners after six weeks of in-     12:00, 2:20, 4:35, 6:55, 9:15
                                       Dolores Lopez, 9, said she        ers _ 1.6 million students.          struction. Curriculum for one       Underworld: Rise...Lycans (R)
   FRESNO, Calif.-Teachers           learned the word “twilight”            Paul Reagan, bilingual co-        of the groups included music;       12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:35, 9:55
struggling to instruct ever-         and Adrian Plasencia, 8, said       ordinator for the Tulare City        the other did not.                  Watchmen (R)
growing numbers of children          he learned “perilous.”              School District, is such a be-         Her study found no notice-        11:59
who don’t speak English have           The students also sang one        liever in using music to help        able difference in what they
found that singing with their        of their favorites from the Sin-    students grasp English that he       learned. But the students                 SPRINGFIELD 8
students hits the right note.        glish collection, “Down By the      advocates all English-learner        with music enjoyed the les-
   Tulare, Calif., elementary        Bay.” Singlish offers folk tunes    teachers in the district use Sin-    sons more, Speckman said,           Conf. of a Shopaholic (PG-13)
schools, for example, use a          and other children’s songs such     glish.                               and she was encouraged that         11:10, 1:45, 4:10, 7:05, 9:35
curriculum called Singlish           as “Farmer in the Dell” and                                              they learned as much as the         Friday the 13th (R)
that combines special CDs of         “Yankee Doodle” for preschool           effeCtiveness studied            others despite giving up class      10:00
children’s songs with posters        through sixth grade.                   But studies about the ef-         time for music.                     Gran Torino (R)
of the song lyrics to help stu-        Former San Fernando Val-          fectiveness of using music to          Speckman, a music teach-          11:05, 1:40, 4:15, 7:00, 9:40
dents struggling with English.       ley, Calif., music teacher Ida      improve vocabulary have had          er for nearly 30 years, said        He’s Just Not That Into You
Tulare schools have been using       Larsen launched Singlish out        mixed results.                       music motivates students to         (PG-13)
the program for three years.         of her home in 1998.                   Researcher Suzanne L.             learn. Students also are more       11:00, 1:50, 4:30, 7:10
   Throughout California’s San         As a music teacher, she had       Medina, who teaches in               successful at remembering           Jonas Brothers (G)
                                                                                                                                                  11:45, 2:00, 4:35, 7:00, 9:10
Joaquin Valley-where one in          created visual aids to help her     the School of Education at           information that’s accompa-
                                                                                                                                                  Madea Goes to Jail (PG-13)
four students are still learning     Spanish-speaking        students    California State University,         nied by music, she said.
                                                                                                                                                  11:20, 1:30, 4:25, 7:30, 9:45
English-singing is a proven          learn songs. Classroom teach-       Dominguez Hills, had more              In the Fresno Unified
                                                                                                                                                  Paul Blart: Mall Cop (PG)
technique to expand children’s       ers commented on how much           conclusive results from a            School District, English-           11:15, 1:35, 4:40, 7:20, 9:55
vocabulary.                          English Larsen’s students were      four-day study on whether            learner teachers attended a         Slumdog Millionaire (R)
   “Children enjoy music, and        learning in music class, so she     music helped students learn          workshop in November on             11:00, 1:35, 4:05, 7:00, 9:30
before they know it, they’re us-     began developing curriculum         English.                             using music to develop lan-         Taken (PG-13)
ing the language,” said Theresa      for teachers.                          She found that students           guage skills, said Kate McK-        11:30, 1:45, 4:50, 7:15, 9:25
Castelan, an English-learner           Her company is one of sev-        learned an average of 1.5            night, the district’s visual and
teacher for the Clovis Unified       eral that offer singing-oriented    words after hearing a story          performing arts coordinator.               THE PALACE
School District.                     components to help students         paired with music, while               For years, music teach-
   Although there is growing         learn English.                      those who listened to the            ers have seen the benefit of        Australia (PG-13)
research on pairing songs with                                           story without music learned          learning vocabulary with            1:30, 9:00
learning English, music in-          Comfortable way to learn            an average of one word.              music; now others are seeing        Bolt (PG)
struction in elementary schools         One of the reasons singing          Tulare music teacher Vir-         that, too, she said.                12:30, 2:45, 5:00, 7:15
is declining because of budget       works is because children can       ginia Speckman wrote her               Said McKnight: “The win-          Madagascar 2 (PG)
cuts and pressure on teachers        practice language “without          2004 master’s thesis on              ners are the students, the sec-     4:55, 7:00
to focus on math and Eng-            being singled out, in a non-        whether including music              ond-language learners, and          Marley & Me (PG)
lish. Sandy Guy, who teaches         threatening environment,” said      helped students learn Eng-           really all students.”               1:10, 4:10, 6:50, 9:30
third-grade English learners at      Teresa Huerta, an assistant         lish. She looked at vocabulary                                           Raiders of the Lost Ark (PG)
Wilson Elementary School in          professor in the Department         test results for two groups of                                           9:30, 12:00
Tulare, said music, art and P.E.     of Literacy and Early Educa-        kindergarten-age       English                                           Seven Pounds (PG-13)
have all suffered because of the     tion at Fresno State.                                                                                        1:35, 4:00, 6:40, 9:25

push for students to do well on         Huerta said that with the                                                                                 Twilight (PG-13)
state tests.                         continued influx of non-Eng-                                                                                 1:15, 3:50, 6:30, 9:15
   She spends time every Fri-        lish-speaking students to Val-                                                                               The Unborn (PG-13)
day on Singlish and uses songs       ley schools, it’s more important                                                                             1:50, 4:50, 7:20, 9:40

at other times as well to bolster    than ever that teachers explore                                                                              Valkyrie (PG-13)
instruction. It’s time well spent,   techniques to help their stu-                                by the Drury Career Center                      1:40, 4:30, 7:10, 9:45
Guy said: “What a wonderful          dents.
way to increase their vocabu-           English learners are the fast-                                                                              HOLLYWOOD THEATER
laries, by singing a song.”          est-growing student popu-              Every student has different reasons for attending college but
   On a recent afternoon, Guy        lation in the United States,         most would agree they ultimately want to find a career they en-         Conf. of a Shopaholic (PG-13)
taught the class to sing “The        growing by 57 percent since          joy. Maybe you would like to travel internationally, make tons of       2:05, 4:35, 7:30, 10:00
Star-Spangled Banner.” After         1995, compared with less                                                                                     Coraline 3D (PG)
                                                                          money, or work part-time while raising a family. Getting from point
                                                                                                                                                  1:55, 4:20, 7:15, 9:40
they sang, she went over 10          than 4 percent growth for all        A to B can be quite a process.
                                                                                                                                                  Defiance (R)
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SGA fails student body
Proposed sustainability fee stirs
up controversy over its support
Editor’s note: The following staff   students’ wishes.
editorial is the opinion of the        The resolution, which was
writer and does not necessarily      brought before SGA by
reflect the opinion of the entire    Wendy Anderson on behalf
Mirror staff.                        of the President’s Council on
                                     Sustainability, states that it is
         By Logan Hoffman            “further acknowledging that        the student body is receptive
                                     to using student fees to execute
  When SGA passed a                  sustainable initiatives,” yet the
resolution endorsing a new           amount of student input is
student sustainability fee two       undetermined.
weeks ago, the organization            According to Detrinidad
lost touch with the student          and Senator Nic Zweifel,
body they are supposed to            they talked to students on the
serve.                               sustainability council and from
  The resolution, if approved        Think Green as well as friends
by the Board of Trustees,            in passing conversations about                                                                                                                        MCT
will raise student fees by an        the issue.
unspecified amount to help             Talking to the sustainability
fund sustainability efforts on       council and Think Green,            specifying what projects these     the fee could be set at $75 or          the university’s sustainability
campus by the President’s            however, is like talking to         fees would go to.                  $100,” Detrinidad said of the           efforts, the vagueness of the
Council on Sustainability.           lobbyist groups for their             Instead of protecting student    fee that SGA envisions will be          resolution means it is not
  The idea behind SGA’s              opinions.      These      groups    interest by at least setting a     around $10-$20. “I don’t think          in the best interests of the
resolution, which was to             exist to push the agenda of         maximum, SGA didn’t set an         the school would do that and I          students. Unfortunately for
increase sustainability efforts      sustainability on campus and        amount because, according to       would be upset if they did.             SGA, its members apparently
on campus, sounds like a             don’t necessarily reflect the       Zweifel, they wanted to leave        “We probably could have               forgot whose interest they are
good one. After all, the word        opinions of the student body        the fee up to the discretion of    covered our backs a little better       supposed to represent.
“sustainability” has      been       as a whole.                         the university administration.     though.”
thrown around campus like an           “We don’t factually know            “We did not write this bill        But that is just the
old ball for sometime now.           that the majority of the student    with the idea of protecting        problem. What Detrinidad                        ONLINE @
  “We see this as a commitment       body agrees with this, but from     students,”     Zweifel     said.   calls “speculation” means          
to sustainability by the Drury       the input we had, we passed         “There was a trust factor there    uncertainty for students in
                                                                                                                                                          To view the com-
community that will benefit          the resolution unanimously,”        with several members of the        what their fees will be. Not to               plete resolution and
the Drury community,” SGA            Zweifel said.                       administration that they would     say that the school would abuse               details regarding the
President Javier Detrinidad            Even if most students             do the right thing with it.”       this power, but the potential is              sustainability fee,
said.                                do support the idea of a              Detrinidad believes that the     there, and this potential poses               visit drurymirror.
  But there are several              sustainability fee, though,         university will do the right       huge problems for students                    com.
problems with the resolution         SGA failed to protect student       thing, but acknowledges there      trying to figure out how and if
that don’t account for the           interest by not putting a cap       may have been problems with        they can even afford Drury.
students’ best interests, while      on the amount students could        the resolution.                      While a sustainability fee
also showing disregard for the       be charged for such a fee and         “It is just speculation that     may be in the best interest of

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                                                                                     Sports                                                                         THE MIRROR PAGE 7

Drury to fund sports differently Sports Shorts
Teams will now be 95 percent funded
          By Josh Hall

  Starting next fall Drury’s
athletic teams will be funded
a little different.
  Previously the univer-
sity covered 100 percent of
scholarship money a partic-
ular team was allowed by the
NCAA. Panther athletics
will now receive 95 percent
of that money. For example:                                                                                                                                 Logan Hoffman/The Mirror

The men’s baseball team is                                                                                             The Drury men’s basketball team ended its season in a 67-
                                                                                                                       63 loss to Quincy last Saturday.
allowed nine scholarships,
Drury will provide funding                                                                                         MEN’S BASKETBALL
                                                                                        Logan Hoffman/The Mirror
for 8.5 of the nine scholar-       The Drury Basketball teams will be one of the most effected programs
  “We took all the money
                                   for the new athletic funding plan, which will take place next fall.             Panthers finish 13-14
Drury gives us and separated       for each scholarship athlete.               “The economic times have
                                   However with room and                     changed a lot over the years.           Quincy pulled away from a tight game in the final two
it equally across the board,”
                                   board costs increasing over               I don’t think it is as easy to        minutes to end Drury’s season with a 67-63 Great Lakes
Athletic Director Pat Atwell
said. Now every sport is ba-       the years it became harder                go out and raise the money,           Valley Cconference victory over the Panthers here at the
sically 95 percent funded.”        for both basketball teams to              $80,000 is a lot.”                    Pepsi Arena Saturday afternoon.
  Atwell said the change           fund roughly $80,000 a year                 Atwell said he looked at              Drury finished the season with records of 13-14 overall
would create a level playing       through boosters, Atwell                  how many scholarships each            and 6-11 in the GLVC. The Panthers needed a victory and
field for all the sports Drury     said.                                     team had used in the past             a win by Missouri Science and Technology at home Sat-
has to offer.                        “Its hard for me to have all            four years upon making his            urday night over Missouri-St. Louis to make the GLVC
                                                                             decision. Traditionally, only
                                                                                                                   Tournament field for a fourth time in four years as a league
                                                                             tennis and men’s cross coun-
                                                                             try were the only sports that         member.
                                                                             had used over 95 percent of             Junior forward Alfred Nelson led the Panthers with 17
                                                                             its scholarship money, while          points and added five rebounds, while senior forward Jamel
                                                                             most only used 92 percent.            Grant had 12 points and a team-leading six rebounds and
                                                                               “It just seemed odd to me           Ijames closed his career with 12 points and five boards.
                                                                             if other sports were not us-          Ijames finished as Drury’s No. 19 all-time scorer with
                                                                             ing all their money why we            1,317 points.
                                                                             would not redistribute that
                                                                             to help out so two sports
                                                                             (men’s and women’s basket-            WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
                                                                             ball) did not have to raise so
                                                                             much money,” Atwell said.             Drury no. 2 in GLVC Tourney
                                                                               Each program can still
                                                                             have all of their allotted                                Senior standout Jessica Keller scored 30
                                                                             scholarships but will have to                          points and No. 15 Quincy broke open a tight
                                                 Drury/ Sports Information   get the remaining five per-                            game late to claim an 87-72 victory over
Athletic Director Pat Atwell said the Drury Tennis team along with           cent from boosters.
Men’s Cross Country are the only two sports that use 100 percent of                                                                 Drury in Great Lakes Valley Conference play
                                                                               Atwell said that Drury is                            Saturday afternoon at the Pepsi Arena.
their scholarships.
                                                                             still on the upper tier on how
                                                                             it funds its sports amongst                               The victory, Quincy’s 14th straight since
  Since the 1960’s the Pan-                                                                                          Ballweg
ther basketball team had           the sports that really didn’t             other Division II schools.                             falling to Drury at Weiser Gym in early Janu-
been allowed 10 scholar-           have to raise anything for                  “Very few schools fund all           ary, improved the Lady Hawks to 24-3 overall and allowed
ships, which Atwell said,          their scholarships and tell               their sports the way we do,”           QU to earn the host role for the GLVC Tournament next
was actually 10 tuitions.”         basketball they had to raise              Atwell said.                           Friday through Sunday.
Since then the Drury boost-        $80,000 for theirs,” Atwell                 “I don’t think the new plan            Lindsay Ballweg had 17 points and Melanie Oliver add-
ers has provided the funds         said. “It just seem more fair             will have any effect on our            ed 14 points and nine rebounds before fouling out in the
for all the room and boards        to me this way.                           teams whatsoever.”                     closing minutes. Katie Pritchard finished with 12 points,
                                                                                                                    while Erica Groose had eight points and matched Oliver’s
TRACK & FIELD                                                                                                       nine rebounds as Drury claimed a 37-32 advantage on the

Track team goes beyond distance                                                                                     boards.
                                                                                                                      Drury finishes the regular season 19-8 and 13-4.
                                                                                                                      The Lady Panthers, the No. 2 seed in the West, will play
Program adds sprinting and field events                                                                             East No. 3 seed Lewis at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Pepsi Cen-
                                                                                                                    ter in the first round of the GLVC Tournament.
       By Matt Frierdich            and fitness levels and recruit           cause “it was something dif-
         For The Mirror             more student-athletes to ex-             ferent and it was a great op-
                                                                                                                   WOMEN’S TENNIS
                                    pand the program.                        portunity to get in shape.”
  In its second season, the
                                      Keeton has an experienced                Though he is gaining con-
Drury track team has ex-
panded beyond distance run-
                                    coaching background. He                  fidence, Moon is nervous              DU picks up 5-4 victory
                                    coached the Parkview High                about his first meet. Ideally,
ning to include field events                                                                                         Drury picked up key singles victories from Chandra Ca-
                                    School track and field team              Moon wants “a good throw
and short-distance runners.                                                                                        pozzi at No. 2 and Alba Passanisi at No. 4 singles late to
                                    for 24 year before retiring in           and no faults. I mean, I have
Their first test: Evangel                                                                                          outlast Central Oklahoma 5-4 in women’s tennis action
                                    2008. In addition to track               never done this before and I
University on March 14.
                                    and field, Keeton spent sev-             want to represent my school           Sunday indoors at the Cooper Tennis Complex.
    This meet will be at
                                    en years coaching Parkview               well.”                                  The 20th-ranked Panthers (3-2) took a 2-1 lead after
Drury’s Harrison Stadium,
                                    football.                                  All Moon is hoping for              doubles competition with victories at No. 1 by Katia Bon
which will give students
                                      Keeton hopes that with                 is “a few points to help the          and Capozzi and at No. 2 by Passanisi and Khryststina Try-
a chance to come see the
                                    good performances the pro-               team win a meet.”                     boi, then went ahead 3-1 with a triumph by the freshman
newest addition to Drury’s
                                    gram will also get “more                   But showing his raw ath-
NCAA teams.                                                                                                        Bon at No. 1 singles by a 6-2, 6-4 count over UCO’s Au-
                                    money to attract a few more              letic talent and commitment,
  The university hired track                                                                                       drey Donovan before the wins by Capozzi and Passanisi,
                                    athletes to further develop              Moon has been successful in
and field coach Don Keeton                                                                                         both transfers from Incarnate Word, put the Panthers over
                                    the program.” Currently, the             his early training. Moon
to begin training athletes in                                                                                      the top.
                                    team has no budget and of-               is beginning to master his
events such as jumps, throws,                                                                                        Central Oklahoma, ranked 34th, fell to 3-2 on the sea-
                                    fers no scholarships. Next               throwing techniques and
sprints and hurdles. “At
                                    season, the team hopes to                make significant improve-             son.
present time, we have nine
                                    have the equivalent of one               ments to his physical stam-             The Panthers return to action March 13-14 when the play
individuals who will be com-
                                    full-ride scholarship plus an            ina and strength, according           Grand Valley State and Chicago State in matches in Chi-
peting in events other than
                                    operating budget, according              to Keeton.                            cago, Ill. Coach Jarrod Smith’s squad opens Great Lakes
distance events,” Keeton said.
                                    to Taylor Moon.                            Keeton is not intimidated           Valley Conference play a week later when the Panthers en-
These nine competitors will
                                      Moon is one of the moti-               by his team’s freshness to the
be added to the ten distance                                                                                       tertain Missouri-St. Louis (March 20) and Quincy (March
                                    vated athletes that could give           track and field scene. As long
runners that are part of the                                                                                       21) at Cooper.
                                    track and field some success.            as Keeton can keep finding
track and field team.
                                    The new shotput and discus               talented and motivated ath-
  For his first season with
                                    competitor hopes to gain ex-             letes, he does not suspect his        WOMEN’S TENNIS
the team, Keeton wants to
                                    perience this season. Moon               team will have any problems
improve the athletes’ skills
                                    was attracted to the team be-            succeeding.                           McCarthy earns 5th win
            Tentative Track Schedule                                                                                                 The Drury Softball team edged out Fort
                                                                                                                                   Hays State for a 4-3 victory at the Pittsburg
                                                                                                                                   State Crossover here on Friday.
        Date                 Opponent                                Location                                                        The Panthers scored two runs in the bot-
        3/14	 	              Dual	Meet/Evangel	 	                    Springfield,	MO                                               tom of the second on a two run homer by
        	      	             	       	       	       	               Harrison	Stadium                               McCarthy       junior Tori Whitehead which scored Jessica
        3/27-28	             University	of		 	       	               Columbia,	Mo                                                  Matlock and Whitley Allen.
        	      	             Missouri	Relays                                                                          In the bottom of the fourth an RBI triple by Allen and
        4/4	 	               Missouri	State			       	               Springfield,	MO                                an RBI single by Kelsea Garthoff stretched the Drury lead
        	      	             Big	Bear	Invitational                                                                  to 4-0.
        4/11	 	              Pittsburg	St.	University	               Pittsburg,	KS                                    Laura McCarthy, GLVC Pitcher of the Week last week,
        	      	             Invitational                                                                           earned the win and allowed just five hits. Drury is now 6-8
        4/18	 	              Dewey	Allgood	Invitational	             Rolla,	MO                                      on the year and Fort Hays fell to 11-8 on the season. Drury
        4/24	 	              Williams-Laptad	Invitaional	            Joplin,	MO                                     had six hits and three errors and the Tigers had no errors.
        5/1-2	 	             GLVC	Conference	        	               Indianapolis,	IN
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