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See page 6 | PhysicsDialogues | See page 8Professor shares travel experiencesthe horizonPerformers present problems in playWeek of Feb. 13, 2012 Volume 66 | Issue 16www.iushorizon.comRepublican Presidential Candidates 2012Newt Gingrich Mitt Romney Ron Paul Rick SantorumAcademy announcesdiversity publicationBy AMIRA ASADStaffaasad@umail.iu.eduEducationBringing backschool prayer.ImmigrationUrge bordercontrol bill.EconomyLower corporatetax rate.Source: http://2012.republican-candidates.org/Professors predict primariesBy S.B. WEBERStaffsamweber@ius.eduThe Republican primary season is underway asthe United States heads toward the 2012 presidentialelection in November.To explain the primary process to students, apanel of five IUS professors held a lecture in the UniversityCenter on Jan. 31. The maintopics discussed were primaries,caucuses and the general processesof public selection for political candidates.Within the rules decided by theDemocratic and Republican Partycommittees, each state is free tochoose their process of candidateselection. The two processes areprimaries and caucuses.“Caucusing is hard,” Rhonda Wrzenski, assistantprofessor of political science, said. “Primaries areeasy.”Wrzenski explained how primaries are similar tothe voting process involved in normal elections.“On primary day, you can go at any time duringvoting hours, whenever it fits your schedule,”Wrzenski said. “You go into the privacy both andyou can be out in 30 seconds. With a caucus, youEducation Education EducationBetter pay forquality teachers.Immigration Immigration ImmigrationStates shouldenforce laws.Economy Economy EconomyEnable “One Day,One Job,” plan.Vouchers forprivate schools.End birthrightcitizenship.Control budget bycutting spending.Include theory ofintelligent design.Advocate borderfence initiative.Place a cap onfuture spending.Graphic by Claire Munnhave to show up at a specific time, sit there for anhour, and there’s no privacy. You have to stand andstate your opinion in front of all of your neighbors.”Joe Wert, associate professor of political scienceand dean of the School of Social Sciences, explainedthree ways primaries and caucuses differ in eachstate.In certain states, delegates have to follow partyrules, and delegates have to vote for a candidatebased on who their state chose.However, in other states, delegatesare given suggestions based on how thestate would prefer them to vote.“Another way they differ is openand closed, primaries or caucuses,”Wert said. “If it’s open, you don’thave to be registered or a memberof that political party to vote in theprimary or caucus. If it’s closed,you have to be pre-registered withthat party in order to vote.”Primary and caucuses are also different in howbalanced delegates are in each state.“You can have a ‘winner-take-all’ system,” Wertsaid. “If [a candidate] wins the primary or caucus byeven one vote, they get all of that state’s delegates.In a proportional system, the candidate gets a pro-See PRIMARIES, page 2The Diversity Academy published its firstissue of “Transformations,” a magazine explainingthe functions of the academy andthe fellowships and faculty learning communitiesavailable to IUS faculty.“The Diversity Academy is an academic affairssystem for supporting faculty teaching,research and service in broad area of diversity,”Annette Wyandotte, interim associatevice chancellor of Academic Affairs and magazineeditor, said.The IUS mission statement defines diversityas characteristics, such as age, ethnicity,gender, marital status, religion and sexualorientation.The academy offers semester or yearlongfellowships to full-time faculty interested inthe services. These fellowships are visitationperiods of time for teachers to research.The Diversity Academy offers academic resourcesfor faculty to use toward research andclass curriculum to create a learning environmentthat promotes diversity.“The goals are to promote diversity teaching,learning, as well as research and serviceto bring visibility to the resources the academycan offer in these areas such as consultation,workshops, conferences and fellowships,”Wyandotte said.The magazine’s name was made aftertransformative education.“Transformative education is a way of goingabout teaching that moves beyond justthe intellectual and includes the whole person,”Wyandotte said. “This means the emotionaland the ethical dimension of a humanbeing.”The magazine also has a Q&A and two successstories that tell how IUS faculty membershave been given opportunities from theDiversity Academy.“The Skin You’re In” was one of the storiesfeatured in the magazine about postdoctoralfellow Huh who took part in a fellowship atIU Southeast from 2010 to 2011.Huh researched the teaching methods andstudent response of five classes. From herresearch, Huh plans to help students to promotediversity to students and teachers inSouth Korea.“The research will be used to bring awarenessto effective ways to bring attention totransformative education,” Wyandotte said.“This started in the area of adult learning.See DIVERSITY, page 2US Dining Services conducts Food Court surveyBy TAYLOR FERGUSONStafftayfergu@ius.eduIU Southeast’s Dining and Conference Servicesis conducting a survey in search of feedback fromstudents, faculty and staff on the services and productsprovided by the Food Court and UniversityGrounds and Library Bistro coffee shops.The survey is located on the homepage of Diningand Conference Services. Julie Ingram, directorof Conference and Dining Services, said, when completingthe survey, students may leave as much or aslittle information as they wish.“In Dining Services, we are always looking to receivefeedback from the campus community on theproducts and services we provide,” Ingram said.Dining Services has a customer base of approximately8,000 potential customers, ranging from ages18 to 60 plus.“It is our goal to make sure there is something foreveryone,” Ingram said.Some of the questions in the survey include tasteof food, menu choice and food presentation.Erin Dorgay, nursing junior, said she was notaware of the survey.“I’ve only eaten in the Food Court maybe oncePhoto by Taylor FergusonJulie Ingram, director of Conference and Dining Services,hands change to a student purchasing items in the FoodCourt.or twice my three years here at IUS,” Dorgay said.“I usually just grab a bite off campus after I’m donewith my classes for the day.”Dorgay said she thinks all they need is a littlepublicity.“I’m glad they are trying to improve the DiningServices,” Dorgay said. “I don’t think many studentsare aware of what they even have to offer us.Once they get the word out, I think they’ll see somegreater results.”Dining Services is currently receiving several surveysa week.“Some of the feedbacks received are suggestionssuch as more vegetarian options, healthier items onthe hot line and to start publishing dinner menuseach week,” Ingram said.Dorgay said she would personally like to seehealthier snack options.“I just don’t have a lot of time in between classesto sit down and eat a meal.”There are other ways students can contributetheir feedback other than the online survey.“We also offer a text feedback that students, facultyand staff can text their comments to,” Ingramsaid.To send comments via text message, text theword “COMMENT” to 32075. Dining Services hasalso recently established a Dining Services Committee,consisting of faculty and staff to generate newideas.“We are always evolving to make sure that we areproviding the campus community with the best ofeverything,” Ingram said.NEW ALBANY, INDIANAIndiana University Southeastthe horizonSUGGESTIONSLike our new design? Whatarticles or content wouldyou like to see? 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News2 the horizonWeek of Feb. 13, 2012SGA searches for campus traditionsBy AMANDA BROWNStaffanb4@umail.iu.eduThe Student Government Association is followingthrough on one of its goals to increase studentretention through campus pride.Matt Owen, political science junior and SGA senatechair, announced at the SGA meeting on Feb. 9that he is searching for a campus tradition to uniteIU Southeast.This tradition could be a historic tradition thathas fallen out of practice or a tradition that still existsbut has not been well publicized.“We can potentially revive a campus tradition inorder to develop a connection to our campus and,ultimately, improve retention,” Owen said.Owen said other universities have traditions thatseem to unite students, such as Ball State University’stradition of rubbing a particular statue on campusfor good luck or Purdue University’s traditionof constructing every building with at least one redbrick.However, the SGA is not alone in searching forcampus traditions.“The Student Alumni Association is also currentlysearching for a campus tradition and icons thatthe IUS student body and faculty can rally around,”Dale Brown, secondary education senior and presidentof the Student Alumni Association, said.Brown praised the SGA for beginning this search.“I commend the SGA for taking up this issue andwould look forward to working with them on issuessuch as this that contribute to the betterment ofcampus life and that bring alumni together,” Brownsaid. “This is an attribute of leadership and deservesour support.”Brown expanded on Owen’s idea and said the revivalor creation of traditions is not only importantto retaining current students but also to keep alumniinvolved with the university.“Alumni want to feel cherished — they want tofeel like part of the university,” Brown said. “Involvingthem in campus traditions, such the SAAthat sponsored Nearly Naked Mile, helps to do justIUS Police weed outmarijuana suspectsBy CLAIRE MUNNSenior Editorclamunn@umail.iu.eduFeb. 5 at 4 p.m.A suspicious vehicle was pulled over by IUSPolice. After receiving consent to search thevehicle, no illegal paraphernalia was found.An information report was taken.Feb. 5 at 9 p.m.Officer was dispatched after receiving a callfrom a community adviser who reported amarijuana odor coming from Orchard Lodge.Although the drug odor was strong, officerwas unable to locate the source.Feb. 6 at 4 p.m.A theft report was taken from Richard Madley,30, who said a poster and paperwork weretaken from the office of the Student VeteranOrganization.Feb. 9 at 3:06 p.m.After following up on previous marijuanacomplaint, IUS Police received consent tosearch a room in Orchard Lodge, and officerdiscovered the source of the marijuana. AndrewGarrett, 19, and Kyle Imel, 21, were arrestedon a charge of possession of marijuanaunder 30 grams and possession of paraphernalia.An arrest report was taken.Feb. 9 at 11:23 p.m.Officer responded to another report of marijuanaodor in Meadow Lodge. However, officerwas unable to locate the source, and noparaphernalia was found.that.”Owen acknowledgedthat the Nearly NakedMile is a relatively newcampus tradition thatthe SGA could possiblycapitalize on during thissearch.There is some reasonto believe that revivingor creating a campus traditionwould improvethe degree of connectionstudents feel to the university.“I would feel moreconnected [to IU Southeast]if we had a traditionsimilar to BallStates,” Denise Wilson,criminal justice freshman,said.Jen Weidner, psychologysenior, saidshe thinks a traditionwould increase a senseof connectivity because it would bind the studentstogether.“I came back to school as an adult, and there’snothing really that binds us together because thereare so many different age groups,” Weidner said.“[A tradition] is one thing that we’d all have in common.”The SGA also introduced Bill 49-15: “Reallocationof Funds: Within the Same Budget” at its most recentSGA meeting.Shanda-Lyn Webb, special education freshmanand SGA treasurer, sponsored the bill, which wouldre-allocate money in the SGA budget originallyset aside for SGA uniforms to the conferences andworkshops account.The SGA has decided to forgo spending anymoney on apparel, such as T-shirts or polo shirts,which would identify its members as being part ofthe SGA.portion of that state’sdelegates, dependingon how many votes theywin.”Cliff Staten, professorof political scienceand international studies,spoke about theRepublican candidatesin the primaries, whichinclude Rick Santorum,Newt Gingrich, RonPaul and Mitt Romney.“It’s clear that Romneyis the candidate everyone’schasing,” Statensaid. “We’ve seen therise and decline of variouscandidates, or the‘flavor of the month,’ asone newscaster put it.”Staten said the current“flavor of themonth” is Gingrich.“The down side ofGingrich is that he hasa lot of baggage, whichRomney is exploiting,”Staten said, “but Gingrichis a very combativepolitician. He excitespeople.”However, Staten saidRomney is also winningpolls in Florida, 12-14.Staten said the goalof the Republicans is tobeat President BarackObama.“If you look at theNow, it’s spread to almost any higher education.”Wyandotte lead a yearlong workshop duringspring and fall 2011 called Faculty Learning Community.These workshops discussed curriculumtransformation and ways to impact students emotionally,ethically and intellectually while teaching.Kelly Ryan, assistant professor of history, was oneof the faculty members involved in the FLC. She creatednew transformative material for her AmericanHistory class. This class material covered slavery inAmerican history and the Cherokee Indian removal.“She found that when you have a transformativeeducation unit, her students grew,” Wyandotte said.“It’s one thing to read about something, but to actuallybe able to empathize with what you are readingor learning is so different.”Two of the five faculty members in the FLC didresearch in their own classrooms to improve them.“Transformative education helps you become aThe organization instead intends to spend thatmoney on Week of Welcome activities, although thebill must still be approved before the money can bere-allocated.Josh Kornberg, communications senior and SGApresident, expressed some approval for the re-allocationof funds and the decision to forgo purchasinguniforms.“One thing we’ve done really well this year isspending our money very wisely,” Kornberg said.“We haven’t spent money on any stupid or frivolousstuff.”Jennifer Reichert, international studies sophomoreand SGA senator, delivered her report on theavailability of microwaves on campus.Many students have noted that there is a considerablewait time for microwaves during peak lunchhours, especially from noon to 1 p.m.This is largely because there are currently onlytwo microwaves available for student use in TheCommons, one of which frequently breaks.After speaking with the Physical Plant, Reichertreported that the issue stems from the combinedvoltage of the two microwaves being plugged intothe same circuit overloading the circuit system.Reichert suggested dispersing microwavesthroughout the campus for students to use but saidFood Services does not want to take responsibilityfor the proposed microwaves.Seuth Chaleunphonh, dean of students and directorof Campus Life, said the microwave issue mightraise a conflict of interest for the Food Court becauseit wants people to buy food from its facility.Therefore, the Food Court is not going to encouragepeople to bring in food from other sources thatrequire microwaves to heat up.The SGA also discussed the possibility of pursuingthe issue through a resolution but said they arelooking for student input before it authors such aresolution.“We tend not to back up what we’re asking for inresolutions with student feedback,” Owen said.Students interested in providing their input tothe SGA can visit their office in University Center,room 024.PrimariesFaculty explain possible Republican candidatesCONTINUED FROM page 1CONTINUED FROM page 1I came backto schoolas an adult,and there’snothing reallythat bindsus togetherbecause thereare so manydifferent agegroups.Jen Weidnerpsychology seniorpolls in the 12 swingstates, Obama easilybeats Newt Gingrich,”Staten said,” but, if youput Romney up againstObama in those states,it’s a dead heat. Thosestates will determine thenext presidency.”Staten said, whileRomney is well-financed,organized andbacked by the RepublicanParty, social conservationsare not supportiveof him.“Surveys indicatethat there are peoplethat will not vote forRomney because he’s aMormon — plain and“The Tea Party is alsonot too enthused aboutRomney, so you’ve goteral key issues to lookis the economy,” Wertsaid. “There’s also a lotlicans about Obama’she was happy with theforum and believed itsimple,” Staten said.rumblings under thebase, so to speak.”Wert highlighted sev-for during the presidentialelection in November.“The main [issue]of anger from Repub-health care bill.”Overall, Wert saidturned out well.DiversityIUS professors participate in publication entriesbetter citizen by helping you care about human beingsand their welfare,” Wyandotte said. “You canuse transformative education to transform and makea better world.”The Diversity Academy began in the office of AcademicAffairs in 2007.“The Academy was created in part of trying to geta presidential grant to expand campus diversity,”Wyandotte said. “It helps IUS get known in otherplaces for their working diversity. We need to havediversity be taken seriously on campus.”In 2007, IU Southeast received the PresidentialGrant worth $100,000. This money allowed theAcademy to hire two fellows. The Diversity Academyhas future fellowship plans made.“We are putting on a shared conference in 2013with Ball State and IU Bloomington and offering afellowship to assist the state conference in fall 2013,”Wyandotte said. “In the future there might be a fellowshipfor teaching. They will get course time offfor a semester or two to gather research.”the horizonSENIOR EDITORClaire Munnclamunn@umail.iu.eduSPORTS EDITORourtney McKinleycomckinl@imail.iu.eduROFILES EDITORrittany Powellbripowel@ius.eduEATURES EDITORStephen Allenallen68@imail.iu.eduryan Jonesjonesbry@umail.iu.eduADVISERRon Allmanrallman@ius.eduSTAFFTiffany AdamsAmira AsadLynn BaileyClare BowyerAmanda BrownMonique CaptanBradley CooperMichelle CunninghamJohn DiDomenicoBrittany ElmoreTaylor FergusonEthan FlemingSusan GreenwellAysia HogleTaliah ShabazzAshley WarrenS.B. WeberHanna WoodsThe Horizon is a studentproducednewspaper, publishedweekly during thefall and spring semesters.Editors must be enrolled inat least three credit hoursand are paid.To report a story idea orto obtain information, call941-2253 or e-mailhorizon@ius.edu.The Horizon is not anoffi cial publication ofIndiana UniversitySoutheast, and thereforedoes not necessarily refl ectits views.The Horizon welcomescontributions on allsubjects. 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the horizonSportsWeek of Feb. 13, 20123Athlete achieves awardsBy AYSIA HOGLEStaffahogle@umail.iu.eduMegan Murphy, psychology senior, was namedthe Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic ConferenceWomen’s Basketball Player of the Week on Jan. 23.This is the third time Murphy has received thePlayer of the Week award this season.Murphy said she feels honored to have receivedthis award.“I think it’s really awesome that they’re recognizingme and my accomplishments this year,” Murphysaid.Murphy said she started playing sports when shewas only 3 years old.“My dad and brother were really active andplayed sports,” Murphy said, “so they got me intoit. It was love ever since then.”Murphy said basketball has taught her discipline,time management, commitment, hard work ethicand how to be a team player and work well withothers.She said she thinks it has made her more outgoingbecause she has met a lot of people throughsports and had to get over being shy.“Basketball means the world to me,” Murphysaid. “I really don’t know how my life would bewithout it.”Murphy said she is inspired by her parents andher idol, Larry Bird.She said her parents are inspiring because theyboth grew up with some hardships in their lives buthave always overcome them by working hard andbeing good people.Larry Bird is a professional basketball player whogrew up in a poor family but had a determination toplay basketball and became one of the best basketballplayers in history.“I have an obsession with Larry Bird,”Megan Murphy, psychology seniorMurphy said.Murphy said her parentshave only missedtwo games this season.“My parents andgrandparents won’tmiss a game,” Murphysaid. “They’re my biggestsupport group.”Murphy said IUSoutheast has helpedher learn diversity.“There are a lot ofdiverse people here,”Murphy said. “It hashelped me learn howto react toward people,communicate and bemore outgoing.”Murphy is minoringin physical educationand said she wants towork with children inthe future.“I might work at aYMCA,” Murphy said.“I want to do somethingrecreational, not sit behinda desk all day.”Murphy said she likesthe outdoors and enjoyshunting and fishing.“I’m kind of a countrygirl,” Murphy said.When she is not playingbasketball, she saidshe is doing various activitieswith her friends.“I’ll try to go to themall, shop, see movies,go bowling,” Murphysaid. “I do as many activitiesas I can.”Murphy is from Bloomington,and she saidshe chose IU Southeastbecause it is far enoughaway from home to be agetaway, but still closeenough to visit home.Murphy said she triesto go home to visit herfamily whenever shehas time.Cathy Murphy, MeganMurphy’s mother,said her daughter neverbrags about her achievements.She will say positive things about her teammates,but never mention herself.Cathy Murphy said basketball is a team sport andthat is how Megan Murphy views it.“Megan’s biggest strength as an athlete comesfrom her determination and spirit to do thingswell,” Cathy Murphy said.Megan Murphy said she encountered a turningpoint in her life when she lost 70 pounds.She said she decided to lose weight because playersfrom opposing basketball teams were calling herrude names and discriminating against her becauseMegan Murphy, psychology senior, prepares to go onto the court to play basketball.Courtesy photoof her weight.After this happened a few times, she decided todo something about it.“That’s what made me motivated,” Megan Murphysaid. “Then, the weight started coming off and Ijust stuck with it.”Megan Murphy said she is sad the season is endingsoon. However, she said this group of womenhas been her favorite out of her four years playingfor IU Southeast.“We just get along so well,” Megan Murphy said.“Everyone is nice and fun.”IUS graduate coaches baseball teamBy BRITTANY ELMOREStaffblelmore@ius.eduBen Reel, IUS baseball head coach, isgoing into his fourth year with IUSoutheast.At 28 years old, Reel is one ofthe youngest coaches in collegebaseball to reach the 100th-winmilestone.Reel originally started at IUSoutheast as the assistant coach forthe baseball team.He holds a three-time Kentucky IntercollegiateAthletic Conference Coach of the Yearaward for his first three years at IU Southeast.When Reel is not coaching or recruiting, he saidhe likes to spend his time hunting or fishing.“I am a real outgoing person,” Reel said.Reel said his love is in his coaching.Reel graduated from South Dearborn HighSchool and graduated from IU Southeast in 200707with a bachelor’s degree in general studies.Reel played for IU Southeast his senior yearand also went to play overseas.Before IU Southeast, Real attendeda school in Tennessee for nursing.However, when he transferred to IUSoutheast, some of his credits did nottransfer, so he went into somethingdifferent.Reel said his passion was not in nursing,but in coaching, and this is his dreamjob.“I think our department does a great job withthe athletics,” Reel said. “I will coach here untilthey make me quit.”Reel also holds records for most wins in a sea-son, highest winning percentage and most winninggames in a row.Reel has coached 30 All-Conference and five All-American players. Reel also coached the first playerin IUS history to be drafted to a MLB premier team—Cameron Conner, junior outfielder — who wasdrafted to Kansas City Royals.When speaking about his team,Reel said he talks very highlyof his players, as well as thecoaches.“Everything is a team efforthere,” Reel said. “Without cated players, you have nothing. Wededi-also have some really good coacheshere at IU Southeast. You have to havehardworking coaches to have a goodteam.”Reel said he also wants to help IUSoutheast reach national prominence.D.J.Hutcherson, criminal inaljustice se-nior, hasplayed with Reelel for the lastfour years.“Heis a really nice coach, verycompetitive,” e Hutchersonsaid. “Notonly is he acoach, hewas a play-er.Heknows thegame.”Hutcherson saidcoachReel pushesthem to their limitsin order tobe their best.This year,Reel said hisgoals for the baseball teaminclude throwingmore strikesand playing sound defense. Healso said he wantedthem to be a greatsituational team.Ben Reel, IUS baseball head coach


Events4 the horizonWeek of Feb. 13, 2012TOP EVENTSTuesdayThursdaySundayValentine’s DayWhere: UC North, Student Involvement CenterWhen: 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Students are invited to accept free condoms, aswell as pamphlets and information regarding STDprevention. This event will be hosted by the IUSStudent Nurses’ Association.MONDAYTurbo KickNoon - 1 p.m.Activities Building,GymAs part of the yearlonget in Shape series hosted onampus, students can exercisend stay healthy in Turbo Kicklasses led by instructors fromocal gyms.TUESDAYPiYoNoon - 1 p.m.Activities Building,GymStudents can attend a Yogafusion class that combines Pilates,strength exercises andcore building. This session ispart of the yearlong Get inShape series on campus.WEDNESDAYWriting Woes11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.University Center South,Adult Student CenterFeb. 13Healthy Mind4 - 5 p.m.University Center North,room 124Wise Mind, Healthy Mindis a free counseling session tohelp students with anxiety andmood management. ContactPersonal Counseling Servicesfor more information.Feb. 14Sex & the Brain12:20 - 1:10 p.m.University Center North,room 127For a special Valentine’sDay treat, students can learnand understand how the brainworks in relation to sexual relationships.The event is free tostudents, faculty and staff.Feb. 15ZumbaNoon - 1 p.m.Activities Building,GymHistoryWhere: IUS Library, 3rd FloorWhen: 12:30 - 1:15 p.m.Maxine Brown, founder of the Louisville racerelationsforum New Energy to Work Out RacialKinks, will be speaking about the history of AfricanAmericans in relation to Southern Indiana.SUBMISSIONSTo submit materialto The Horizon for theEvents page, call TheHorizon at 812-941-2253 or e-mail us athorizon@ius.edu.Events should besubmitted oneweek in advance.Basketball5:30 - 9:30 p.m.Activities Building,GymThe IUS women’s basketballteam will be competingagainst Midway. The IUSmen’s basketball team willalso be competing afterwardagainst Berea.Security5 - 7 p.m.University Center North,room 122Primary PredictionsMagicianWhere: UC North, Hoosier RoomWhen: 2 - 4 p.m.Rusty Ammerman, magician, will be returningto IU Southeast to perform his comedy magic show“The Dimension of Illusion” for students, facultyand staff. The event is free and open to the public.Students who have questionsabout writing bibliographiesor need help proofreadinga paper can receive help atthe Adult Student Center everyMonday and Wednesday.Try moving to the beat andbeating the Freshman 15 witha Zumba workout class forstudents. This session is partof the yearlong Get in Shapeseries.The IUS Computer SecurityGroup will be meeting todiscuss the newest informationregarding defensive networksecurity, as well as offensivehacking and other tools.THURSDAYInternship Panel12:15 - 1 p.m.University Center North,The CommonsFeb. 16SGA4:30 - 6 p.m.University Center North,room 127Dancesquerade6 p.m. - midnightUniversity Center North,Hoosier Room EastOn Feb. 16, there will bea free Internship Panel wherecurrent interns will speakabout their experiences withinternships and how to find asuitable internship.The Student GovernmentAssociation will be having itsweekly meeting. All studentsare welcome to attend andbring concerns or ideas to theSGA.Students are invited to jointhe English and Spanish Clubsin celebration of Valentine’sDay. There will be an openmic from 6-7 p.m., followedby dancing and partying.Photo by S.B. WeberRhonda Wrzenski, assistant professor of political science, explains the primaryprocess with the Republican candidates on Jan 31.WEEKENDFilm FestivalAll DayThe Clifton Center,LouisvilleFeb. 17-19Education9 - 10:30 a.m.Hillside Hall,room 100Training9 a.m. - noonUniversity Center North,room 124Performance7:30 - 10 p.m.Knobview Hall,Ogle CenterBaseball/SoftballNoon - 3 p.m.Koetter Sports ComplexBaseball and Softball FieldBasketball1 - 9:30 p.m.Activities Building,GymThe fourth annual Derbyity Film Festival will be ocurringfrom Feb. 17-19. Filmakerswho submitted theirndependent films in 2011 wille showcased.In an effort to promote responsibleconsumption of alcohol,IU Southeast is hostinga session on Feb. 17 to teachthe harmful affects of alcoholand increase awareness.On Feb. 17, the second partof a two-part interactive performancetraining session willbe offered to provide managersand supervisors with feedbackon job performance.The Good Lovelies andDala will be performing forstudents, faculty and staff onFeb. 17. The Good Lovelieswill focus on folk music whileDala will bring acoustic pop.On Feb. 18, the IUS baseballteam will be competingagainst Mid-Continent fromnoon-2 p.m. The IUS softballteam will also be competingfrom 1-3 p.m. against Taylor.On Feb. 18, the IUS women’sbasketball team will playKentucky Christian from 1-3p.m. The IUS men’s basketballteam will also play from 7:30-9:30 p.m. against Asbury.LOCALArt After Dark7 - 11 p.m.Speed Art Museum,LouisvilleZydeco8 - 9:45 p.m.Kentucky Center for the Arts,LouisvilleUPCOMINGONEAll DayUniversity Center North,IUS BookstoreIce Cream6 - 8 p.m.Knobview Hall,Ogle CenterNOTICESBlood DriveNoon - 5 p.m.University Center North,Hoosier RoomTeens for JeansAll DayKnobview Hall,room 235On Feb. 17, artists willjoin together in a colorful exerience,using light in a 3-Dorm. There will be lasers andlack lights, as well as a live raiobroadcast.The Kentucky Center forthe Arts will be presenting“The Zydeco Experience” onFeb. 17. Attendees can listento Zydeco music, and ticketsare $27.50.On Feb. 20, the ONE Campaignwill be hosting the event“Donate a Phone, Save a Life.”Students can drop off theirold cell phones to benefit theHOPE Phones organization.Jerry Greenfield, cofounderof Ben & Jerry’s IceCream, will be speaking onFeb. 21 as part of the SandersSpeaker Series. Seating is limitedand tickets are required.Students can stop by duringa break between classes todonate blood for those in needon Feb. 28. For more information,contact Angela Calbertat acalbert@ius.edu.Teens for Jeans is acceptingjean donations, which will betaken to Home of the Innocentsin Louisville. These jeanscan be any size, brand, color orstyle.»»»««« »»»««« »»»««« »»»««« »»»««« »»»«««ChocolateNoon - 6 p.m.Turtle Run Winery,CorydonMurder Mystery6:30 - 9:15 p.m.The Hyatt Regency,LouisvilleSAAB6 - 8 p.m.Knobview Hall,Ogle CenterFraizer9 :30 a.m. - 5 p.m.Frazier History Museum,LouisvilleLuncheon11 a.m. - 2 p.m.Calument Club,New AlbanySurveyAll DayUniversity Center South,room 254In celebration of Valentine’sDay, Turtle Run Winerywill be hosting a wine andchocolate paring for attendeesto enjoy on Feb. 18. The eventis free and open to the public.On Feb. 18, there will be amurder mystery dinner called“Reflections: Murder in a Hallof Mirrors.” Attendees canparticipate on a jury to decidethe result of the case.The Student African-American Brotherhood willbe presenting Tyrone Bledsoe,founder of SAAB. Topics ofdiscussion will include minoritystudents and education.On Feb. 25, IU Southeastwill be having a Day at theFraizer History Museum. Students,faculty and staff cangain free admission with a sixmonthmembership sign-up.Alpha Phi will be hosting aRed Dress Luncheon on Feb.25. There will be entertainmentand a silent auction.Tickets are $25, and the lastday to purchase is Feb. 12Freshmen and seniors cantake the National Survey ofStudent Engagement. The surveywill be online, and prizeswill include an iPad2 and freeparking for a year.


Profiles6 the horizonWeek of Feb. 13, 2012Physics professor passionate about travelBy SUSAN GREENWELLStaffsusdgree@ius.eduSubhranil De, assistant professorof physics, has had many stops in hislife’s travels. He has inhabited placessuch as Berlin, Germany, Denmark,India and France.De was born in Calcutta, India. Hisnative tongue is Bengali, althoughEnglish has always been a close second.“My father is a physicist, too, and,when I was 1 year old, [my parents andI] moved to Berlin, West Germany,”De said. “Long story short — fromage 1 to 6 — I lived with my parentsin Germany, the U.S. and Denmark,and then we moved back to India andsettled there. Later on,we lived in Normandyin France for a year, aswell.”However, the travelsdid not stop after childhoodand living with hisparents.De went to college inCalcutta, India, and thencame back to the U.S. asa graduate student at theUniversity of Rochester.“Rochester is a pleasantcity and upstate NewYork is beautiful, and Ireminisce about my boisterousgraduate studentdays often,” he said.His various travels andexperiences have impactedhim greatly becauseeach place left differentmpressions and gaveim different views onife.“As you can see, sinceyoung age I lived in several places,nd the fact that much of my formativeeriod was spent in different countriesn the west left a deep impression ine,” he said.De said he is very passionate abouthe impression his travels have leftTheChristmassnow and theoak trees areas close tomy heart asthe bamboogroves andthe monsoonrain.on him and how spending time awayfrom his parents can be difficult.“The Christmas snow and the oaktrees are as close to my heart as thebamboo groves and the monsoonrain,” he said. “I like to say that nomatter which home I am at. I still feelhomesick for all my other homes. Thisprobably explains the wanderlust thatis in me.”De said he does not have immediatefamily in the U.S., and his parentsare settled in India, although they occasionallymake brief travels abroad.His father conducts lectures and tours.“I am very close to my parents andusually get to spend time with themduring my winter breaks home,” Desaid.Since his father was a physicist, hisexposure to science beganat a very young age.He said it is hard to pinpointwhen exactly hisinterest in physics startedSubhranil Deassistant professor ofphysicsto grow.Due to his father’s influenceat home, his lovefor physics and sciencestarted budding at a timethat he said is beyond hismemory.“One of the manyendearing memories pertainingto science fromchildhood is about a solareclipse that occurredin Calcutta when I wasin third grade,” De said.“My father explainedhow an eclipse happens,and then he captured thecrescent sun on a pieceof paper with a simplepinhole camera andtalked more about light.The whole thing wasbeautiful.”De said his particular interest inphysics grew larger as he grew older.“My interest in physics grew seriousduring my early high schooldays when I started picking up thetools, namely mathematics,” he said.“I would feel this uncanny attractiontoward a challenge that combines analyticalor intuitive thinking with mathematics.By the time I was a physicsmajor in college, I wanted to teach collegemyself one day.”Eventually, De received his master’sand a doctorate from the Universityof Rochester.“Before I taught at IU Southeast, Itaught at University of North Dakotaand University of Minnesota at Duluth— one year at each place,” De said. “Ienjoyed the place settings and enjoyedmeeting people, but I did not enjoyteaching as much as I do here since theclass sizes at those places were muchlarger.”De became a physics professor at IUSoutheast in fall 2008.Mike Willis, biology senior, has takena class with De before and said heenjoyed him as a professor.“[De is] a nice guy,” Willis said.“We have a lot of fun in his class.”De said he wanted to teach at IUPhoto by Susan GreenwellSubhranil De, assistant professor of physics, explains a physics equation on the board to hisstudents.Southeast because the smaller classroomsizes provided more studentteacherinteraction.“In addition, IUS offers other facilitiesand opportunities that make it anendearing place to work at,” De said.“I very much enjoy the interactionswith my students and colleagues andenjoy my position here in general.”Before he begins class, De said hespeaks and laughs with students, takinga genuine interest in them andhow they are doing.De also describes himself as a“chocoholic,” his workspace toppedwith a basket filled with chocolatetreats.Apart from physics and teaching,he said he also enjoys several other activities.“I enjoy lyrical poetry and writing,”he said. “I enjoy listening to music andoccasional dancing. I love to travel andenjoy good food. I also love soccer andlove to throw a Frisbee on a pleasant,sunny day.”By CLARE BOWYERStaffclbowyer@ius.eduMagdalena Herdoiza-Estevez,professor of education and directorof International Studies, is the coordinatorand director of the Educationof Diversity Education Program, alsoknown as Summer in Ecuador.This year is the tenth year of theSummer in Ecuador program, whichfocuses on education and cultural issuesusing a hands-on approach byinteracting with natives in the schoolsand in their environment.The program is offered to both undergraduateand graduate students.Although the program was first conceivedfor the education program, it isnow open to any field with studentswho are interested in experiencing anotherculture.Herdoiza-Estevez wrote a grant toIU Bloomington’s study abroad programto propose the idea for the trip,as well as how beneficial it is to students.“I love the contact with students,”Herdoiza-Estevez said. “I love to mentorand to facilitate.”Joe Hollingsworth, professor ofcomputer science and informatics, hasCourtesy PhotoEcuadorian children gather outside their school for a morning assembly. IUS study abroadstudents taught at the school as part of the Summer in Ecuador program.Professor shares cultural experiencesjoined Herdoiza-Estevez on the Summerin Ecuador trip once before. Hesaid he is planning on going againthis summer.“Magdalena is always able to foldstudents of different studies into theprogram,” Hollingsworth said. “Iknow people who work as hard asher, but I don’t know anyone whoworks harder than her.”Herdoiza-Estevez is originallyfrom Quito, Ecuador, where the programis mostly located.While attending a university there,she received a scholarship from theItalian government to study at theUniversity of Florence. There, she receivedher bachelor’s degree in finearts with concentration on sculpture.She also went to the University of Sorbonnein Paris to receive her doctoratein socio-economics.Herdoiza-Estevez said she has alwayshad a strong connection withthe arts. Her husband is a composer,and her son is a professional balletdancer. Her husband was offered acomposer-in-residence position bythe University of Louisville, whichwas supposed to be a two-year position.Magdalena said Louisville is agood place for her children to grow.Ghostly history haunts Old LouisvilleProfessor tells tales through novels, ghost toursBy TIFFANY ADAMSStaffadamstif@ius.eduDavid Domine, adjunct professorof Germanic studies, has travelledto several countries includingAustria, Germany, the Philippines,Spain, Mexico and Italy seeking culturalexperiences. However, his biggestinterests are the ghost hauntingsin Old Louisville.Domine lived in an 1895 Chateauesquehome in Old Louisville.He said living in thisold house gave him inspirationfor his ghostnovels and tours hegives around Old Louisville.“I would hear noises,footsteps, things wouldmove, my animalswould see things Ididn’t,” Dominesaid.Afterweird occurrencesat hishouse, Dominestarted investi-thosegatinghis neighborhood,andwrote booksout of what hediscovered.“I don’t knowif I even believein ghosts, but something unexplainedhappened,” Domine said.He wrote “Ghosts of Old Louisville”which was published in 2005.“Ghosts of Old Louisville” tellsthe tales of supposedly true ghosthauntings.Domine has written a series ofnovels on these haunting tales, andthe series was released in a four-yearDavid Domine, adjunct professor ofGermanic studiesperiod. The novels include “Phantomsof Old Louisville,” “Spectatorsof Old Louisville” and “Hauntingsof Old Louisville.”He has written a total of 10 books,including genres varying from cookingto travel.He writes travel pieces and foodreviews for local and national publications.“I have also co-authored twobooks,” Domine said.The tours began out of the booksDomine wrote.“I love ghost stories, learning historyand architecture,” Domine said.“I started the tours to teach peoplehistory.”The ghost tours began in 2005.The tours gain popularity every yearas more people become interestedin learning about Old Louisville’sghosts hauntings.The tours are held at the Visi-tors Center in Historic Old Louis-ville.“I used to do the tours alone,but, now, I have tour guides,”Domine said.Theydo 20 tours aweek.All of the tourslastaround twohours.There areseven differenttours peoplecan gothrough.“My favoritetourto give isthe Ghosts ofOld LouisvilleTour,” Dominesaid.During this tour, hetakes visitors to the First Church ofChrist, courts and Widmer House.Domine said this tour is the mostpopular.“There have been 15,000 people totake the tours,” Domine said.There are walking tours and bustours. Some tours occur during theday and some at night to give peoplea variety to choose from.When Domine is not teaching orgiving ghost tours, he likes to workon cooking recipes.When he has time, Domine saidhe wants to travel the Scandinaviancountries, Japan and Portugal.“I plan to, little by little, crossthem off my list,” Domine said.


the horizonDiversionsWeek of Feb. 13 , 20127Gary and Mike» by the horizon» illustration by Kasceio NilesThe following articleswere found on a flash drivein the wreckage of a timemachine in the woodsbehind Knobview. Expertssay the future is always inmotion, so the followingshould be enjoyed for theirentertainment value only.» Jan. ₁₂, ₂₀₁₄: Newlyinstalled automaticflushtoilets wreckedhavoc during the WinterBreak.Of the 112 newlyinstalled toilets, 83 ofthem malfunctionedand continuouslyflushed throughout thebreak.“We believe this maybe part of a prank,”IUS Police CommissionerBubba Cervesasaid. “Either that, orwe bought some reallycrappy toilets — no punintended.”This “cost-savingmeasure” will cost theuniversity thousands ofdollars more than theprojected savings thetoilets were supposed tobring.“I was told we havealready spent as muchon our water bill as wedid for all of last year,”Cervesa said. “It’s onlyJanuary.”When asked aboutpossible suspects forthis alleged prank,Cervesa would not comment.» March ₂₆, ₂₀₁₂: TheGatorade Companyhas filed suit against IUSoutheast and the IUSAthletics Departmentfor copyright infringement.Gatorade claims IUSoutheast has beenusing its logo for their“G Series” of productsas a logo for “G Time,”a campaign started lastsemester on campus.“All IU Southeast didwas remove the lighteningbolt and a serif,” AlE. Geetor, spokespersonfor Gatorade, said.“If the logo was for afrat party or somethinglike that, we probablywouldn’t get involved,”Geetor said, “but athleticsis our bread andbutter.”Phone calls and e-mails to IUS Athleticswere not returned bydeadline.» Oct. ₃, ₂₀₁₆: Taco Bellhas won naming rightsto IU Southeast’s parkinglots.Taco Bell, owned byYum! Brands Inc. ofLouisville, out bid rivalsMcDonald’s, Frisch’sBig Boy, Arby’s and KenTowery’s for this honor.“This is some ‘outside-the-bun’thinkinghere,” Mala Comida,Taco Bell spokesperson,said.Taco Bell will renameeach parking lot oncampus after a popularfood item off of itsmenu.For example, theCentral Parking Lot infront of the UniversityCenter will now andforevermore be calledMeximelt Parking Lot.Evergreen East andWest will be calledSteak and Chicken Quesadilla,respectively.“This should helpstudents rememberwhere they parkedtheir cars,” Comidasaid. “‘Enchirito’ is a loteasier to remember than‘Sycamore.’”New signs havealready been erected.» May ₁₆, ₂₀₂₁: NewJersey Gov. Nicole“Snooki” Polizzi will beawarded with an honorarydoctorate in politicalscience at this year’s IUSgraduation ceremony.“We are honored tohave such a high-profilecelebrity and politicalfigure speaking at ourcampus,” TWiwi Jones,SGA president, said.“The least we can do isgive her a doctorate.”Known for her realityshow “Jersey Shore”and her five terms asgovernor, Polizzi is thefirst person to receivesuch an honor at IUSoutheast.

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