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Halftime event creates campus
Associate director inspires i students
Week of Feb. 20, 2012 Volume 66 | Issue 17
Open session offers
Grenadiers conquer on court
Photo by Hanna Woods
Wes Cox, sophomore guard, prepares to take free-throw shots from a foul inflicted on him by the Eagles
defense. Cox shot at 50 percent from the free throw line on Feb. 12 in the Activities Building. Cox topped the
Grenadier scorecard as the top scorer of the game adding 19 points to the 110-76 victory over Alice Lloyd.
By AMIRA ASAD
Residence Life and Housing is currently
conducting a search to find a new director.
In order to receive opinions from student
residents, several open sessions were held in
order to provide feedback about the candidates.
Currently, there are three candidates seeking
the position — Amanda Stonecipher,
Scott Iverson and Matthew Kerch.
Stonecipher spoke at an open session on
Feb. 6, while Kerch spoke on Feb. 9. Iverson’s
open session was on Feb. 8.
Iverson is currently the assistant director
of summer operations and apartment living
at the University of North Carolina Chapel
“My experience and the opportunities offered
with my experience and what I have
to offer seems like a really good fit,” Iverson
Iverson was the assistant director of residence
at North Carolina State and director
of Campus Life at both Louis University and
University of Maryland College Park.
“Working at larger universities allowed
me to see what was successful,” Iverson said.
“I do have some small school experience, as
well, but working here at a smaller campus
will help us work together and interact and
engage better. A smaller office is fine.”
Iverson said one of the reasons he is interested
in IU Southeast is to bring light on
health education and other issues.
“I am interested in shaping students at
this important time in their lives,” Iverson
Iverson explained three goals he would
like to accomplish in the first month of working
at IU Southeast.
“I would like to learn about departments
as much as possible,” Iverson said. “I want to
look down at assessment results, gather that
information and talk to people. We are here
for students and here for student environment.”
Iverson said he would reach out to the
people who support the residence department.
He would also find the coalitions and
partners associated with residence and inter-
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Scarce space creates need for new lodge
By BRADLEY COOPER
A sixth lodge will be built in August 2013
at IU Southeast to accommodate more stu-
dents who want to live on campus.
Currently, there are no vacancies
in IU Southeast’s five other
“We have space for 399 students to
live on campus,” Jen Crompton, assistant
director for Residence Life and
Housing, said. “The new building
will most likely be the same size as
our larger buildings — Meadow,
Orchard rd and Woodland — so it
will hold 87 students.”
IU Southeast’s five lodges
— Meadow Lodge, Grove
Lodge, Orchard Lodge, Forest
Lodge and Woodland Lodge
— were opened for students
in August 2008.
Board of Trustees approved the project to
build a new lodge in August 2011.
A few students living on campus agreed
that more dorms were needed.
“The last I heard, there was a waiting list,”
people off of
the wait list.
assistant director of
Residence Life and Housing
Megan Staten, elementary education freshman, said.
Staten lives in Forest Lodge.
“At the beginning of the year, there will be enough
people to fill up the new dorm,” Staten said. “The
new dorm should get those people off of the wait
However, the official wait list does not come out
until a couple of months.
“Right now, we don’t have a waiting
list for spring ,” Crompton
said. “We won’t start our waiting list
for next fall until we have completed
returning student room sign up, which
takes place in March, and then get
enough new applications to fill all of
our available spaces.”
Physical Plant will also have to clear
some space to build the lodge.
“We will build the dorm in the open
space by the Activities Building,” Jim
Wolfe, director of Physical Plant, said.
The new dorm will be situated by
the tennis courts, adjacent to the Activities
“We will remove a section of trees
to make room for the new dorm,” Wolfe said.
There are plans to expand existing parking lots
and establish new ones.
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SGA motions for microwaves
IUS Police snatch
By CLAIRE MUNN
Feb. 11 at 3:08 a.m.
An arrest report was taken following a traffic
stop on Grant Line Road for moving vehicle
violations. An officer noticed a strong alcohol
odor coming from the car of Ronald Richardson,
22. After failing three sobriety tests, Richardson
was arrested on a charge of operating
while intoxicated with a Blood Alcohol Content
of above .08 percent.
Feb. 13 at 11:05 a.m.
Following a request from the Clarksville
Police Department, an officer was dispatched
to Physical Science to issue a warrant for a
student arrest after he had failed to appear in
court. However, the student provided paperwork
proving he had appeared in court that
day, and no arrest was made.
Feb. 15 at 10:40 a.m.
IUS Police were dispatched to the Children’s
Center after receiving a call from the
New Albany Police Department. A father and
grandmother were attempting to locate their
child. However, the father was not listed as a
family member due to the parents being in the
middle of a divorce case. An officer advised
the father to contact his attorney, and no information
about the child was provided.
Feb. 17 at 4:49 a.m.
IUS Police located a subject behind Crestview
Hall who was on parole for a history of
burglary. Officers issued a trespass warning
and escorted the subject off campus.
IUS denies issues concerning wastewater drainage
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“With the addition of
he new lodge we will
e adding more parking
ear the sixth lodge,”
The Physical Plant
ill be working in the
ummer to complete
any of these parking
“During the summer,
e will turn the temporary
lot south of the
Activities Building into
a permanent lot,” Wolfe
There have also been
a few concerns raised
about wastewater and
sewage issues for the
new lodge. In 2007, IU
Southeast was able to
lower its sewer bills for
the dorms from $214,500
to $167,000. There have
also been other concerns
raised regarding drainage
from IU Southeast to
Grant Line Road.
“There’s no issue
with wastewater or sewage
for the new dorm,”
Wolfe said. “All of the
wastewater goes into
the current main off to
Hausfeldt Lane. Then
it goes into the sewage
plant from there.”
Wolfe said IU Southeast
plans to have the
lodge open for use in
There are also plans to
have many new events
on campus once the new
lodge is complete.
“We will also be continuing
efforts to host
events and activities for
all students at IU Southeast
to help build on an
already positive campus
esidence Life pursues new director position
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An error was made in an issue of The Horizon,
published on Feb. 6.
On the front page, a mistake was made
in “Faculty fill in for vice chancellor.” Anne
Skuce, interim vice chancellor for Student Affairs,
and Chris Crews, acting director of Admissions,
were referred to as faculty instead of
The Horizon apologizes for this error.
By HANNA WOODS
The Student Government Association held its
weekly meeting on Feb. 21 in University Center
The majority of the 19 minutes of the meeting consisted
of a follow-up from Josh Kornberg, communications
senior and SGA president, on the working
projects of the SGA.
The main topic of conversation was adding additional
microwaves to The Commons. Currently, The
Commons have two microwaves, one of which is
frequently out of service.
The SGA has been working
with Physical Plant
It’s a really
cool thing that
the SGA can
put our stamp
communications senior and
to add three additional
“Physical Plant is
putting in additional
outlets by where the microwaves
Kornberg said. “They
are also going to take
that white particular
board out, and they are
going to put in shelving
and a new countertop.
They are also going to
take out the non-functioning
microwave and replace those with three new
Physical Plant will be picking up the bill for electrical
costs and renovation of the countertop, but it
plans on being reimbursed for the cost of purchasing
the microwaves. The cost of the microwaves totaled
$139 per unit.
“These [microwaves] are the stainless steel industrial
restaurant microwaves,” Kornberg said. “They
are more heavy duty, and [people] buy them to last
The SGA is considering multiple ways to cover
the cost of the new microwaves. There has been a
loss in funds in the Student Life budget this semester
because of decreased enrollment, so the SGA
would like to try and reallocate funds to cover the
expenses of the microwaves.
“We had allocated $250 for homecoming expenses,
which we didn’t end up using because of weather
that was unforeseen,” Kornberg said. “We had to
ct with them.
“I am approachable,” Iverson said. “I want you to
now who I am. I need to be able to hear what you
ave to say.”
One concern from two faculty members in the audience
was the lack of tradition on IUS small-scale
Iverson gave a recent example of how he started
a tradition at University of North Carolina Chapel
“During final exams there weren’t any stress relief
activities,” Iverson said. “We surveyed students
and found that stress was a big issue for them. We
then did an exam support fair with games, a craft table,
massage station, pizza forum, study pamphlets
This is now a four-year tradition where Iverson
takes student feedback each year and learns how to
make the event better.
Iverson also discussed his role in summer conferences
and ability to advertise a school and get its
“We are not able to discuss our opinions or give
feedback at the moment because we are still interviewing
candidates,” Denise Jones, payroll system
supervisor for Human Resources, said.
Results of the hired candidate will be released
within the next two weeks.
cancel the bonfire, which is where our funds were
being used at.”
Matt Owen, political science junior and SGA senate
chair, said he would like to add the SGA logo to
the microwaves since they were purchased by SGA
“They have already ordered the microwaves, so
I would say that within the next two weeks we will
see something happen down there,” Kornberg said.
Kornberg has also been working with other organizations
on campus to find ways of advancing
student involvement. He is currently working with
Hunter Luthi, informatics senior and Gay Straight
Alliance president, about a program called “OMS”
that would send out e-mail and text alerts about
events on campus.
“The whole point of this is really stepping up to
a 21st century approach and really technologically
driven approach rather than strictly fliers, banners,
and poster approach,” Kornberg said. “We are really
trying to step it up and be innovative about it.
It’s a really great program.”
Luthi will be presenting the program to the SGA
within the following weeks.
“It’s a really cool thing that the SGA can put
our stamp on it,” Kornberg said. “Although it’s not
something that we did ourselves, but it’s something
we are a part of, and it’s something we continue to
build in to.”
Following up from last week’s meeting, the SGA
moved forward with their plan to transfer funds that
were originally set aside for uniforms and add them
to the budget for conferences and workshops. The
SGA set aside a budget of $250 for clothing, with logos
that would identify members of the SGA, which
they did not use.
The SGA passed the resolution, “Reallocation of
Funds: Within the Same Budget,” for the transfer of
funds from uniforms to the budget for conferences
and workshops account, which now totals nearly
Closing out the brief meeting, Stephen Prather,
radiography junior and SGA senate pro-tempore,
introduced the session binder he had been developing
to the Senate. The binder consists of the previous
resolutions, bills and session minutes from previous
Students can attend SGA meetings and voice their
concerns for the student body at its weekly meetings
on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in University Center
South, room 122.
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Week of Feb. 20, 2012
Rivals race to rack up points
By HANNA WOODS
The Grenadiers celebrated homeoming
with a 110-76 win over Alice
loyd Eagles on Feb. 11 in the Activiies
The win brought the IU Southeast
renadiers record to 19-7 and 9-1 in
he Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic
onference. This win was the fifth
onsecutive win at home for the IUS
en’s basketball team.
The Grenadiers started the game
ith a strong lead on the Eagles. Both
eams played a defensive game, reulting
in 39 shots from the free throw
The Eagles fared better in freehrow
shots shooting at 76 percent to
he Grenadiers 73 percent. With secnds
left in the first half, Spencer Allan,
freshman guard, received a techical
foul, adding two more points to
he Grenadiers’ scoreboard.
Allman said the team knew what to
xpect from the Eagles from playing
“We were really well prepared,”
llman said. “We went down to their
lace about a month ago, and we
idn’t really play well, so we knew
oming in today that we had to be
eady to play.”
The Grenadiers went into halftime
ith a 53-36 lead on Alice Lloyd. Wiey
Brown, IUS men’s basketball head
oach, said the team still had a lot of
mprovement to do in the second half.
“I got on them at halftime, whethr
we were leading the game or not,
didn’t think we were competing,”
rown said. “Our interior defense is
ot very good right now.”
IU Southeast returned to the court,
eeping the same momentum from
Spencer Allman, freshman guard, takes two shots for a technical foul inflicted on him by the Eagles. Allman
was fouled late into the first half and helped carry the Grenadiers into an early 52-36 lead.
the first half. The Grenadiers had six
players shooting in the double digits.
Leading the team in points was Wes
Cox, sophomore guard, with 19 points.
Following Cox with 13 points, was Kegan
Clark, sophomore forward.
Allman said the double digit victory
could be attributed to a team as a
whole on the court.
“We normally try to get up and
down the court — that’s the tempo we
like to play the game at,” Allman said.
“We’re a fast paced team, the more opportunity
and shots we get, the higher
the score is going to be.
If we play defense, it’s
going to give us a better
chance to win. I think it
was a total team effort today,
and we all shared the
ball really well.”
Brown said one of the
advantages IU Southeast
has on their opponents is
the youth of the team.
“Our guys are very athletic,
and a lot of teams
are not,” Brown said. “We
can dribble around those
guys, and, when their interior
defense sucks in, we
kick out, and we knock
down threes all the time.”
J.R. Hammond, Alice
Lloyd men’s basketball
head coach, said he saw
the faults in his team’s
defense in creating too
many opportunities for
IU Southeast to make
“That’s the reason we
lost tonight,” Hammond
said. “We gave them open
shots, and they shot the
ball well. [We have] to
play better defense. That’s
all there is to it.”
brought out this season’s
Photo by Hanna Woods largest crowd to support
For Brown, he said it was
important for the team to
“I always tell [the team] ‘When you
come out, you have to do your job and
play hard,’” Brown said. “You gain
fans that way. When you get a crowd
like this, those guys want to show how
good they are.”
Lady Grenadiers poach Eagles
By BRITTANY ELMORE
The IUS women’s basketball
team pulled off a win against the
Alice Lloyd Eagles during homecoming
on Feb. 11, with a score of
The game came down to the last
second and was not an easy win for
the Lady Grenadiers.
Alice Lloyd played a rough game
filled with knock-downs and pushes
as they flew down the court.
The tip off went to the Grenadiers
as Heather Wheat, freshmen guard,
took the first shot and missed.
Alice Lloyd took the ball and
ran down the court, and, while the
Grenadiers played some, strong defense,
it was not enough.
The sounds from the crowd overcame
the basketball court as they
booed the away team.
Ariel Nickell, sophomore forward
for Alice Lloyd, took the
team’s first shot after two turnovers
Megan Murphy, senior forward,
shot the first 3-pointer and scored.
The first foul was called on Bailey
Gabbard, senior guard for Alice
Lloyd, against Murphy.
The first five minutes were filled
with many loose balls, but the
Grenadiers were up 7-5.
In the first half quarter, Kylee
Anthony, junior guard, fell and injured
After a few minutes, she was
able to get up but sat out in order to
be checked by the team aid.
With 11 minutes left, the Eagles had
back-to-back fouls with four total
for their team.
Brooke Willoughby, junior
guard, made two 3-pointers in a
In the last minutes of the half,
both teams kept turning over the
ball, and the Eagles were on their
ninth team foul.
The Grenadiers led at the half
with a score of 38-32.
The Eagles led the game for one
minute in the second half, they
could not keep the lead.
“It wasn’t our best game,” Tia
Wineinger, sophomore forward,
said. “We had a lot of turnovers, but
we pulled through.”
Halftime scrimmage delivers smiles
By TIFFANY ADAMS
The Flyers, a Special
team from Louisville, is
a program that has been
going on for seven years.
The Flyers scrimmaged
at the IUS men’s basketball
game on Feb. 9.
“There are 12 players
on the team this year,”
Danny Lane, The Flyers
head coach, said.
Scott Jaggers and Rick
Garrett are the assistant
coaches for The Flyers.
The Flyers have
played one other time
this year at the KFC
Wiley Brown, IUS
men’s basketball head
coach, used to coach at
the University of Louisville,
and, while there,
he organized halftime so
The Flyers could play.
“Coach Brown is my
neighbor, so, through
him, I was able to have
the team come play,”
Brown helped coach
The Flyers for two years.
However, while coaching
at IU Southeast,
Brown said he did not
have time to coach The
“I love to see them
perform,” Brown said.
“They give it all they
have and make everybody
who is watching
them play, smile.”
During the scrimmage,
The Flyers played
played against each
other with red and black
“Only eight of the 12
players were here tonight,”
The Flyers, made do
with the missing four
players and still put on
a scrimmage. Lane said
the team enjoyed playing
in a college gym, and
the players said they
thought it was a great
experience for them.
Rylan Thomas is a
first-time player in this
“I had a lot of fun,”
Thomas said his biggest
from the game was
when he made a 3-point
shot on the final buzzer.
“It felt good,” Thomas
Scotty Correll is another
member on the
He has been with the
league since it began
seven years ago.
“Scotty is an original
of the league,” Lane
Correll has been on
the team longer than any
other player, and he said
he enjoys playing for
“It was awesome to
play in a college gym,”
Lane said he enjoys
coaching the team and
he said he believes The
Flyers provide a chance
for people who have intellectual
Photo by Tiffany Adams
The Flyers Special Olympics basketball team from Louisville
scrimmages during halftime at the IUS men’s basketball
game on Feb. 9.
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Week of Feb. 20, 2012
Where: University Center North, The Commons
When: Noon - 1 p.m.
Diego Val, guitarist, will be performing Peruvian-style
music for students, faculty and staff. Val
has toured with musicians, such as Maroon 5, and
competed on Latin American Idol.
Noon - 1 p.m.
As part of the yearlong
et in Shape series hosted on
ampus, students can exercise
nd stay healthy in Turbo Kick
lasses led by instructors from
University Center North,
The ONE Campaign will
be hosting the event “Donate
a Phone, Save a Life.” Students
can drop off their old cell
phones to benefit the HOPE
11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
University Center South,
Adult Student Center
4 - 5 p.m.
University Center North,
Wise Mind, Healthy Mind
is a free counseling session to
help students with anxiety and
mood management. Contact
Personal Counseling Services
for more information.
Noon - 1 p.m.
Students can attend a Yoga
fusion class that combines Pilates,
strength exercises and
core building. This session
is part of the yearlong Get in
Shape series on campus.
Noon - 1 p.m.
Where: Knobview Hall, Ogle Center
When: 6 - 8 p.m.
Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben and Jerry’s
Ice Cream, will be speaking on Feb. 21 as part of
the Sanders Speaker Series. Seating is limited and
tickets are required.
To submit material
to The Horizon for the
Events page, call The
Horizon at 812-941-
2253 or e-mail us at
Events should be
week in advance.
8 - 10 p.m.
Ed Black, comedian, will
be hosting an improv comedy
show called “Blacklisted Comedy”
for attendees. Tickets are
$10 and can be purchased at
5 - 7 p.m.
University Center North,
Where: Fraizer History Museum, Louisville
When: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
IU Southeast will be having a Day at the Fraizer
History Museum event. Students, faculty and staff
can gain free admission with a six-month membership
Students who have questions
about writing bibliographies
or need help proofreading
a paper can receive help at
the Adult Student Center every
Monday and Wednesday.
Try moving to the beat and
beating the Freshman 15 with
a Zumba workout class for
students. This session is part
of the yearlong Get in Shape
The IUS Computer Security
Group will be meeting to
discuss the newest information
regarding defensive network
security, as well as offensive
hacking and other tools.
9 a.m. - noon
University Center South,
4:30 - 6 p.m.
University Center North,
6 - 11 p.m.
University Center North,
room 120 and 128
Representatives from local
employers will be available
for students to meet regarding
questions about résumés and
interviews. Professional attire
The Student Government
Association will be having its
weekly meeting. All students
are welcome to attend and
bring concerns or ideas to the
Students are invited to
play video, board and card
games with the Gamers’ Society.
There will be snacks and
drinks. Students are welcome
to bring their own games.
Photo by Hanna Woods
Michael Woodson, continuing studies senior, revs up his tricycle in preparation for
a three-man tricycle race. The race was part of the halftime festivities at the homecoming
basketball game in the Activities Building on Feb. 12. The winner received a $350
scholarship for next semester, and Woodson came in third.
10 - 11:30 a.m.
10 a.m. - noon
University Center North,
8 - 10:30 p.m.
8 a.m. - noon
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Noon - 2 p.m.
KCF YUM! Center,
On Feb. 24, students can
ttend a plagiarism workshop
t IU Southeast to learn the
mportance of documenting
ources correctly and the reercussions
The National Society of
Leadership and Success will
host a Leadership Training
Day on Feb. 24 for students to
create personalized and successful
On Feb. 24, Matt Nathanson,
musician, will be performing
songs from his latest
albums, as well as some standup
comedy. Tickets range
from $20 to $20.95.
The IUS men’s and women’s
basketball teams may be
competing in the first round of
the KIAC Tournament Games
on Feb. 25. Visit the IUS Athletic
website for more.
On Feb. 25, students will
be participating in “CommUNITY:
Boarders” for the 13th Annual
Indiana Latino Leadership
The Louisville Cardinals
women’s basketball team will
be competing against the De-
Paul Blue Demons women’s
basketball team on Feb. 25.
Tickets are $8 to $10.
9 - 11 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - noon
7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
7 - 8:30 p.m.
University Center South,
Noon - 5 p.m.
University Center North,
On Feb. 24, there will be
a band performing called
Melody Resurrection. Music
will feature ’60s rock music
and blues, as well as covers of
Beatles and Rolling Stones.
The Louisville Polar Bear
Plunge will be held on Feb. 25.
Participants will dive into the
Ohio River in order to raise
money for Special Olympics.
This event is free.
On Feb. 28, there will be
a Read Across America event
celebrating the birthday of Dr.
Seuss. The Children’s Center
will be hosting a pajama reading
There will be a live broadcast
of Kevin Carroll, author,
and his presentation called
“Play is a Serious Business,”
about the importance of creativity
and playing on Feb. 28.
Students can stop by during
a break between classes to
donate blood for those in need
on Feb. 28. For more information,
contact Angela Calbert
The Student Education
Association will be hosting
a book fair from Feb. 27 to
March 1. The fair will contain
elementary, middle and high
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6: 30 p.m. - midnight
2 - 4 p.m.
9 a.m. - noon
University Center North
2 - 4 p.m.
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
University Center South,
There will be an Alzheimer’s
fundrasing event called
“Night on the Bourbon Street,”
on Feb. 25. There will be a
New Orleans-themed dinner
and bidding. Tickets are $100.
On Feb. 26, there will be a
“Rooted in the Earth” exhibit,
featuring artists, such as Pat
DaRif, Joanne Weis and Valerie
White. The artwork consists
of fiber and textiles.
Prospective students can
attend the Map Your Course
Open House on March 3.
There will be information
about Admissions, Campus
Life and Financial Aid.
On March 3, students can
attend a Victorian Tea event,
featuring a personalized tour
of the mansion and a presentation
of Kentucky Derby hats.
Tickets are $15.
Alpha Phi will be hosting a
Red Dress Luncheon on Feb.
25. There will be entertainment
and a silent auction.
Tickets are $25, and the last
day to purchase is Feb. 12
Freshmen and seniors can
take the National Survey of
Student Engagement. The survey
will be online, and prizes
will include an iPad2 and free
parking for a year.
Week of Feb. 20, 2012
Editor encourages exercise, interaction
By BRITTANY POWELL
It is getting to the point in the year
hen, generally, everyone is ready for
Classes start to drag after the fall
emester ends, flu viruses spread as
mmune systems weaken, and, while
e have had a mildly warm winter, it
as been difficult daydreaming about
each-like weather while people are
rapped in their homes due to the ocasional
snow and slush.
This epidemic, sometimes known
s “cabin fever,” is an unavoidable component of
he last few months of winter.
It is very common for people to take vacations
round this time of the year. Right now a few memers
of my family are visiting the Caribbean on a
ruise, and, yes, I wish I was there.
However, no matter how warm or expensive the
acation a person takes to get away from the dreariess
of his everyday lifestyle, home will still be there
hen he returns. New Albany is not getting any
By COURTNEY MCKINLEY
At an early age in my childhood,
my mother adamantly instilled the
concept of common courtesy and
manners into my daily behavior.
Not only was I a well-read child,
but I was also courteous to my peers
and the adults around me.
It has always been imperative I say
thank you when given something or
please when accompanied with a request.
Since I was raised by these values,
I have always found it puzzling when
I encounter someone who clearly never read “Richard
Scarry’s Please and Thank You Book” as a child
or even as an adult.
My frustration with others’ lack of courtesy has
become increasingly worse each time I enter
a women’s restroom at IU
Southeast and see someone
was apparently never taught
how to flush a toilet after ing it.
Some may not think flushing a toilet is mannerly, but
I find it repulsive that it has never
been a mandatory process in ev-
eryone’s toilet-using life. How have
these women gone through h life out someone explaining to them the
offensiveness of their lack for common
courtesy when they refuse to flush a
Another gesture that is often ignored,
especially at IU Southeast, is some peoples’
inability to hold a door open for
One may assume if another’s hands are
full and they are unable to easily open the
door for themselves, then the free-handed ed
individual would graciously hold the door
open for them.
Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
I never realized such an effortless but generous
gesture as holding a door open for another was so
difficult, but the countless occurrences where I have
witnessed this gesture being neglected tell me otherwise.
Not only is this generous act often overlooked,
but the capability to throw trash away into a proper
trash receptacle seems to also be too much for some.
One of my biggest pet peeves is when I see litter
strewn on the ground carelessly. This peeve is amplified
when I actually observe someone toss their
garbage anywhere that is not a designated trash can.
I assume most people understand someone else
will have to eventually clean this mess up, and, yet,
this is still a common action because some people
simply do not care.
When brought to the basics, manners
are all about possessing a sensitive
awareness of the feelings of others.
Do people typically like to pick up
others’ trash or have a door shut on
them? Probably not.
By the way, no one wants to step in
anyone’s already chewed gum on the
That being said, no one wants to
work out on a weight bench soaked in
sweat by the previous user.
There are signs spread out around
the gym for a reason, and I would
think most gym-buffs would like to
work out on a sanitized, sweat-free
piece of equipment.
I understand everyone has been raised differently
and what is acceptable in each household is diverse,
but, in a public facility, there are common standards
in place for everyone to abide.
For instance, one is expected
to clean up after
oneself, maintain a safe and
clean environment and not
like a savage when eat-
working out or participating
in other activities.
As previously mentioned,
most individuals learn the
notion of manners by their
parents. Sadly, it is unlikely
for children to learn man-
when they are not ex-
Some parents seem to for-
get the significance of teaching
their children to have a polite demean-
or and the benefits these appealing
qualities have on their children’s fu-
I was raised to appre-
ciate and employ courtesy, I have
been blessed with a wonderful job in
hospitality that would not have been
available to me ifIb behaved like a rude animal.
For that matter, I find it frustrating when all occupations
do not put their employees’ character and
ability to provide excellent customer service as a
No. 1 priority.
As great as it is going to a clothing store or restaurant
where the worker is extremely discourteous
and refuses to offer a sincere introduction or even a
fake one, I would rather pass on the opportunity.
I am surprised a respectful disposition is not
obligatory in every job where one must work with
or around other people.
It is never too late to learn common courtesy or
apply “The Golden Rule” in everyday life. If one
would like someone to hold the door open for them
as they struggle, that individual should be willing to
more exotic simply because that person
went to an island for two weeks.
That being said, there is still no
reason to mope around the house for
four months of the year.
There are more beneficial activities
to do besides sitting on the couch
dreaming about what it might be like
soaking up sun on a beach somewhere
or updating Facebook while
procrastinating on writing that history
Why not put those procrastination
skills to good use?
The best activity —
and probably the most
generic — a person can do during
winter is to get active.
Exercising, whether that means going
to the gym, playing a sport or simply
finding a reason to get moving, can
make a person feel better about himself and
improve his overall health.
Motivation to exercise is hard to come
by when the weather is cold, and it is hard
enough getting out of bed in the morning
to go to work or school.
However, once a person
incorporates exercise into
a routine, he will find it
gets easier with practice,
and his general outlook
on physical activity will change.
There are opportunities for ercise every day.
lounging around campus between
All day long, I see
classes doing absolutely nothing.
Instead of sitting in a computer lab
or relaxing on a couch in the IUS
Library, why not try out the Fitness
Center in the Activities Building
or take up one of the fitness classes
Students and faculty can enjoy the
benefits of campus beautification and
take a walk around the parts of campus
their classes would not generally
Courtesy Photo Any change in routine can be satisfying.
Many times, when I stray from my normal routine
on campus, I run into someone I have not talked
to in a while.
People, including students or professors from
previous classes, appreciate when someone takes
the time to ask them how they are doing or what
their plans are for the future.
Also, talking to them in person eases the social
awkwardness of deleting them from Facebook after
the class has ended.
Interacting with people adds to a person’s self-es-
teem and sense of belonging. Finding
time to have a real conversation
with family members, significant
others or friends seems
like a no-brainer, but it is easy
to get overwhelmed with school
and work. No matter how busy a
person is, it is important to make
time for the people that matter.
Include more activities that involve
those people, such as cooking
a new recipe with younger siblings
or establishing a date night
with your significant other.
Do not forget about the cutest
member of the family. Pets have
proven to reduce high blood pressure,
lower cholesterol levels and
relieve stress in people by creating
bonds and giving unconditional
Not only can owning a pet literally
add more years to a person’s
life, but it can also add to the quality
of life. What is a better incentive to wake up every
morning than a happy puppy gnawing on your
Dogs need plenty of exercise, so it is a great excuse
to take a morning stroll or visit an off-leash dog
park. Don’t own a dog? There are plenty of animal
shelters in Kentuckiana in need of volunteers.
Adding a new hobby or activity into a set routine
can add more flavor and meaning into a person’s
Remaining flexible and willing to chang e will
open up more opportunities in a person’s life.
If all else fails, turn to the Events page of this
newspaper, chose an event and see what follows.
ommon courtesy commonly neglected by society
If one would like to eat the last piece of pizza, be
sure and politely ask if someone else would like it
before inhaling a sixth piece.
Lastly, if one feels a cough or sneeze coming on,
cover your mouth and nose. Some things should not
be shared. And once someone sneezes or coughs, try
to bless or excuse them politely. I think most people
would benefit from this.
What could IU Southeast do to
improve or entice students to live
in the lodges?
Music performance senior
Fine arts senior
I think they should
include the cost of
laundry in the cost of
I think they should
be cheaper. It’s cheaper
to own my own apartment
right across the
street, and I still have
the convenience of being
My issue is why
live there when I live
15 minutes away? It’s
definitely a money issue.
If they had special
benefits, that might
I would like to see a
continued building of
community. I hope the
students can help to
make that happen.
6 the horizon
Week of Feb. 20, 2012
Campus Life role model
ups student involvement
By TALIAH SHABAZZ
Channell Barbour, associate director
of Campus Life, is recognized by
many students due to her devoted
time to many student organizations.
Barbour can relate to many of the
students she works with because, like
many of them, she was the first in her
amily to attend college.
Born and raised in Oldham County,
y., Barbour said IU Southeast was
nce a mystery to her.
Although her parents did not attend
ollege, they pushed her and instilled
aith into what she could achieve.
“I am still pursing higher educaion,”
Barbour said her father told her
rom the time she was a child, until the
ay she stepped foot onto Berea Colege’s
campus, she would earn a colege
Barbour received her bachelor’s
egree in political science from Berea
ollege and her master’s in public adinistration
from West Virginia Uniersity.
Barbour is now in the process
f pursuing her Ph.D. in educational
dministration with a specialization in
igher education leadership.
At Berea, Barbour did a lot of reruiting
and said felt she could do the
ame for IU Southeast.
Hired in 2005 as an academic advisr
for IU Southeast, Barbour worked
er way up to her current position in
By SUSAN GREENWELL
Trey Lewis, director of Career Services, joined IU
outheast from James Madison University in Virgina,
where he has been for the past six years.
Lewis said IU Southeast is a place that is very speial
“I have a special tie to this university,” Lewis
aid. “My wife was an extremely involved student
eader. She’s actually among the class of 2007. This
ampus will always hold a special place in my heart
because I proposed to my wife on this campus.”
The opportunity presented itself to Lewis to become
a part of the university and take the next step
in his professional career.
Lewis proposed to his wife at IU Southeast five
years ago on Valentine’s Day. Lewis lives with his
wife and 1-year-old daughter and said he hopes to
visit his family in Virginia as soon as he can. He is
happy to be close to his wife’s family.
Lewis also admires IU Southeast for its core values.
He said he believes IU Southeast is be a special
campus with core values that connect the student
“Everyone from faculty, to the staff, to the stuents,
on up to the administration, all try to provide
hose values,” Lewis said. “That comes through with
Barbour said her current position
gives her the opportunity to assist
students and faculty on campus with
setting up school events, helping organizations
and helping students get
involved with campus.
“My job gives me the opportunity
to interact with students and get
to know them on a personal level as
well,” Barbour said.
Many of the students confide in
Barbour and look to her for advice or
for certain resources.
Growing up Barbour always wanted
a job like Michael Jordan.
“He would love going to work and
playing in the pros,” Barbour said, “so
I have always wanted to have a job like
that to know that I am helping or making
a difference in someone’s life.”
Many students look up to her and
respect the time she puts into helping
others around campus. Barbour
said she does not discriminate on the
help she gives, whether it is something
pertaining to school or something personal,
and she always tries her best to
meet every need of the student body.
Angela Calbert, business accounting
senior, said she has gained a great
bond with Barbour over the past few
“Channell has assisted me during
my academic career in many different
ways,” Calbert said. “She has
gone beyond the call of duty for the
Multicultural Student Union to ensure
our events take place and are successful.
She also lends a listening ear,
words of advice and encouragement
in my personal endeavors, as well as
my academic career.”
Barbour said she encourages students
to get out and meet others outside
of their comfort zone. She said she
believes everyone brings something to
the table and is also a firm believer in
our work with students and what students are doing
to better themselves and where they are taking
their higher education. All of that mixed together is
what makes this campus very special.”
Lewis said he loves the fact IU Southeast is just
the right size.
“It allows opportunities to further interact with
students,” Lewis said. “If a student meets with me
in my office, it is more likely later that I will run into
them someplace else on campus whether it be in the
Photo by Taliah Shabazz
Channell Barbour, associate director of Campus Life, bonds with students in the Student
the saying “pay it forward,” which she
specifically directs toward IUS seniors.
“IU Southeast will be your alma
mater,” Barbour said. “The school and
the professors helped you, so reach
back and pay it back by becoming part
of the Student Alumni Association.”
New director guides students toward career paths
Trey Lewis, director of Career Services
cafeteria or elsewhere, and I can catch up with them
and see how they are doing.”
Lewis’s position involves coming up with some
mechanisms and interventions to help undecided or
“There is an old adage that a family member always
told me,” he said. “To fail to plan is to plan to
fail. I would venture to say that, that adage would
certainly be true when it comes to developing a career
“Data has shown that those students with an undecided
major tend to not come back the next year
at a rate that those to do declare a major do,” Lewis
said. “We are coming up with some strategies with
the Academic Success Center to address student retention
and new strategies to address first year students
to help them find a major they would like to
pursue. This is a new change for the institution, and
I am honored and privileged to be a part of that.”
Lewis said he believes these changes will benefit
students by helping them decide what their interests
are and what career paths they want to pursue.
Lewis said one of his goals is to get students to
engage with the Career Development Center much
earlier so their professional understanding of their
chosen career paths are much clearer by the time
“We are in a down economy, so employers now,
more than ever, have the ability to be more selective
in their hiring process,” he said.
Fine arts senior dedicated to sorority
By CLARE BOWYER
Anna Loos, fine arts senior, said
she chose IU Southeast because it is
a small school that reminds her of
her hometown in Elizabeth,
Ind. Not only is she involved
in the Fine Arts program, but
she is also the president ent of
Alpha Phi sorority.
When choosing her
major, Loos said she
knew she had talent in
the arts, but, when it
came to a sorority,
she had no interest
until her freshman
year when she
lived on campus.
“I really connected
girls and decided to
join the sorority,” Loos
aid. “I am an only child, so being in a
orority is like all of those girls are my
eal sisters. It’s something I never got
Loos held the vice president of ofce
of marketing for a year, and her
uties were to set up community serice
and to help get Alpha Phi’s name
nown around campus. The sorority
ets up the blood drives about once
month, Zumba fitness class every
Anna Loos, fine arts senior
Wednesday, and they sponsor events
on and off campus to benefit the international
philanthropy of Alpha Phi —
women’s cardiac care.
Loos’ responsibilities are to maintain
the balance and run the sorority
“As president, I am always
making sure everyone is hap-
py,” Loos said. “I have to be
the good guy and the bad
As an art student,
Loos has made connections
and mentors in the art
for fine arts,
said she is proud of
and dedication to
the arts and to her
“She is a very confident artist, and
she has blossomed this year,” Stallard
said. “Last year, she helped me get the
gallery ready every time there was a
show, and I could not have survived
After graduating, Loos said she
wants to find a position as a museum
or gallery curator.
“I want to do something involving
art and people,” Loos said.
Week of Feb. 20 , 2012
Gary and Mike
» by the horizon
» illustration by Kasceio Niles
The following articles
were found on a flash drive
in the wreckage of a time
machine in the woods
behind Knobview. Experts
say the future is always in
motion, so the following
should be enjoyed for their
entertainment value only.
» March ₁₀, ₂₀₁₂: The recently
Minton Bridge was temporarily
because of a prank.
A driver called 911
when she saw a “bunch
of large bolts” scatter
along the shoulder of
the eastbound lanes.
“The caller was
concerned these bolts
may have come from
the bridge itself,” Adam
Baum, 911 operator,
said. “We can’t afford to
take any chances.”
Police said the bolts
were not from the
bridge. Judging by the
large number of bolts,
the police said the bolts
were most likely a
“These types of
bolts are usually used
to make tree houses,”
Bubba Cervesa, IUS
said, “and they can be
bought at any hardware
store, like Home Depot
No suspects have
been found. The bridge
has been open for three
weeks and counting.
» April ₅, ₂₁₁₀: The
Association opened a
vault today that has
been sealed for more
than 100 years.
The vault was found
in the corner of an unnamed
office. The combination
has long been forgotten.
needed what’s inside of
the vault for more than
a century,” Geri Attrick,
general studies senior
and SGA press secretary,
said. “We were all
curious as to what its
contents could be.”
The vault was
opened by a locksmith
trained in safe cracking.
“I used a crowbar,”
Chris P. Cream, locksmith,
The vault contained
one box, labeled “Campus
“It was fun to see
what the campus traditions
were more than
100 years ago,” Attrick
said. “Those were different
The box contained a
dozen rubber eggs, the
written rules to something
a tin pie plate and
the bust of Sir Dwayne
Pipe, former IUS chancellor.
The bust of Pipe
was missing its left ear.
The right ear was well
“It makes you wonder,”
May ₁₃, ₂₀₁₇: Gus has
The wooden statue of
Gus the Grenadier was
found to have major
infestation of these
The statue was
carved out of a
120-year-old white oak
tree that was dying on
campus and cut down.
The statue was sealed
in spring 2011.
“These must be
super termites,” Oliver
Klozov, biology sophomore,
The statue has been
removed from campus.
Oct. ₃, ₂₀₂₀: IUS scientists
have discovered a
way to convert goose
“waste” into energy.
Using a process
known as transmorgenergy,
goose guano is
converted into a usable
fuel for electric generators.
“We have been able
to light the Life Sciences
Building for a week
using just the ‘material’
we scrape off the
sidewalks on campus,”
Terry Aki, professor of
alternative fuels, said.
“Imagine what we can
do with all the stuff
from around the pond.”
the IUS Lake has begun.
Week of Feb. 20, 2012
IUS hosts homecoming
Photo by Monique Captan
Students gather during a blackout and graffiti-themed event on Feb.
9 in the Hoosier Room.
By MONIQUE CAPTAN
IU Southeast held a blackout and graffitithemed
party for its annual homecoming
event, hosted by the Multicultural Student
Union, in the Hoosier Room on Feb. 9.
IUS students were
able to attend for free
while guests paid $5.
There was a variety of
food, such as meatballs,
chicken wings, stuffed
mushrooms and more.
Glow items included
necklaces, bracelets and
sticks. There were also
T-shirts and LED Flashing.
dressed in white for the
black lights and assorted
color highlight markers.
Kenneth Woods, biology
senior and member
of MSU, said he believed
it was a successful party.
“The whole White
Out theme was really
interesting and unique,”
Woods said. “I believe it
is what made the party
Woods said this
was not the first
time the MSU
“It was a great o p -
portunity to show
school spirit and celebrate
have the students
come out and have a
good o time,” Woods said.
However, Woods said
he had a couple of problems
with the event.
early,” Woods said. “The
D.J. has been paid for
the whole time, so you
might as well stay until
the last second. Also,
I think it would have
been nice if more people
came out, especially
those who live in the
said she believed
the MSU was a great
“The party was great,
and the MSU knows
how to plan a schoolapproved
Daugherty said she
The neon colors
and brought out
the energy in the
also appreciated the
free T-shirts and music.
played some good
dance music,” Daugherty
said. “I really had
fun. The glow sticks put
it over the top.”
Peyton Liggins, biology,
also said the MSU
did a great job.
was electrifying,” Liggins
said. “The neon
colors were alluring and
brought out the energy
in the party. Plus, the
party was well-advertised,
and the turnout
was great. I am looking
forward to future
events that they host.”
Apart from the glow
sticks, free food and
great music, Apryle
said she found one specific
at the party — the dancing
“He was having so
much fun and so was I,”
Randall said. “This just
shows that everyone
had a ball
great fun and energetic.
I enjoyed the
food, especially the
meatballs. It was a
great school event
— we need more of
those. MSU did their
PUMPS UP SPIRIT
By LYNN BAILEY
The White Out event
ook place in the Activties
Building on Feb.
1, kicking off homeoming
aculty and staff.
Students came out to
upport the IUS men’s
nd women’s basketall
teams and to celbrate
Festivities at the
vent included free
apa John’s pizza,
ponsored by the Athetic
It also included a
otal of $900 worth
f scholarships sponored
by Financial Aid
nd numerous free
iveaways. The free
iveaways gave home-
The White Out
is a way that
students here at
IUS show unity
to support the
coming attendees paper
fans, hand towels,
“Cat in the Hat” hats
and Athletic Department
The White Out was
packed with several
on all day
for students, alumni
and the community.
Some of the events
that took place were
tricycle races, which
Photo by Hanna Woods
berg, communications catio
senior, had a few
things to say about
Out is a way
that students here at
IUS show unity to support
the school ol and
teams,” Kornberg said.
Kornberg also plained the purpose pose of
the White Out and why
students should attend
the event, as well as
“The purpose of the
White Out is to bring
Kornberg said. “We
would love to see students
come out for
most games besides
During halftime, the
band played up tempo
songs to keep the
crowd pumped while
waiting for the Grenadiers
timeout to be
took place during halftime.
The IUS dance team
performed to “I Love
Rock and Roll,” by
Joan Jett. In the midst
of all the excitement,
the cheerleaders also
threw white homecoming
headbands into the
Tau Kappa Epsilon
won spirit week for
having the most school
spirit during homecoming
Kelsey Cooper, psychology
a few things to say
about the White Out.
“The most interesting
thing that happened
White Out was when
students ran into the
cafeteria and passed
out white homecoming
headbands to students,“
Photo by Lynn Bailey
Spectators cheer on the festivities during
the White Out events.
The most interesting
thing that happened
during the White Out
was when students
ran into the cafeteria
and passed out
Katie Freiberger, English education junior,
races Whitney Myers, business marketing senior,
to the finish line during halftime.