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See page 3 | ExerciseHorses |See page 6Students strive to stay strongthe horizonWeek of Jan. 30, 2012 Volume 80 | Issue 14By SUSANGREENWELLStaffsusdgree@ius.eduIU Southeast has issueda notice to informstudents of an increasein illegal downloadingand sharing copyrightsongs and movies overthe Internet on campus.Lee Staton, managerof communication andspecial projects, said hebelieves the rise is comingfrom the increase ofstudents living on campus,increasing the usageof wired and wirelessconnections.Jockey shares life journeywww.iushorizon.comGamer Society spawns noobsBy TALIAH SHABAZZStafftshabazz@ius.eduThe Gamer Society, a student organization at IUSoutheast, is a group of students or individuals whoshare similar interests in gaming.The Gamer Society began in fall2011 with a total of six members.However, their current membershiphas increased to 35.Megan Schultz, president of theGamer Society, said she is looking forwardto gaining more interested gamers.Although the Gamer Society maybe commonly associated with theGame Room, the group focuses moreon card games such as lunch money,BS, Uno and trading cards.Members also play video games,board games, strategy games and consolegames such as Xbox and Wii.“I am very excited about the GamerSociety,” Seuth Chaleunphonh, deanof students and director of CampusLife, said. “It isn’t a new organization.The organization has been in existence, but they hadvery few members. Now their numbers of interesthas gotten higher.”Enrollment failsto spring forwardBy TIFFANY ADAMSStaffadamstif@ius.eduFor the spring 2012 semester, IU Southeastreleased its enrollment numbers, which decreasedby 3.7 percent.IU Southeast held its first day of springclasses on Jan. 9, and the Official State Censuswas completed on Jan. 21, which took place atIU Bloomington.While IU Southeast will release the officialenrollment numbers early next week, thepreliminary numbers have yet to be gatheredfirst.“With students still dropping and addingclasses, it is difficult to know an exact enrollmentnumber at this time,” said Chris Crews,acting director for Admissions.The total enrollment numbers not onlyinclude head count, but it compares both semestersfrom previous years.Also, the number of credit hours studentstake is factored. However, the enrollmentnumbers are not compared between springand fall semesters.Enrollment from spring 2011 to spring 2012overall decreased, bringing the numbers from6,800 to 6,547. Undergraduate enrollment alsofell by 4.4 percent.Crews said the inconvenience of a newroute along with the traffic due to the ShermanMinton Bridge closing could have keptpeople from wanting to commute.“There was a slight decrease from last yearNEW ALBANY, INDIANASUGGESTIONSLike our new design? Whatarticles or content wouldyou like to see? Send us yourideas or suggestions tohorizon@ius.edu.See ENROLLMENT, page 2CONTACT US812-941-2253horizon@ius.eduwww.iushorizon.comWe mightsee someonewith a ZeldaT-shirt and seethat they areinterested ingaming.Megan SchultzGamer Society presidentIllegal downloading causes concernIndiana University SoutheastONLINE MEDIAAccess exclusive onlinecontent by visiting www.iushorizon.com as denoted withthese ONLINE icons to browsephotos, polls and more.Photo by Susan GreenwellA student works in the Crestview Hall computer lab to complete homework and pass timein between classes.ONLINEPhotosNewscast videoPolls/OpinionsThe Gamer Society holds its meetings every otherWednesday in the University Center conferencerooms.During the meetings, they discuss future events,gaming and funding for the organization and volunteerpoints.This semester, the Gamer Societyhas a lot of new recruitment ideasthey are going to try.The Gamer Society’s means of promotionincludes Facebook, word ofmouth and flyers, which are beingsubmitted to the campus calendar.Members are also ableto host their own gamingparties.Members who areinterested can contactSchultz and arrange aday and time when aroom is available.Snacks are usuallyprovided.During spring 2012,the Gamer Society willhave three booths setup each month for those interestedin joining.The Gamer Society also hasmembers called recruitment officers.The recruitment officersspread the organization’s nameand try to find those whomight be interested in gaming.“We might see someonewith a Zelda T-shirton and see that they areinterested in gaming,”Schultz said.The process of creatingthe Gamer Societywas not a difficulttask.The primary processis gaining membersto make the organization official. Students canalso participate in independent gaming.However, the Gamer Society is having difficultyfinding a definite place to get together to play due tothe Game Room not having computers.Many organizations at IU Southeast have officespaces with their own private rooms located in theStudent Involvement Center. However, the GamerSociety has not reached that point.Schultz said the Gamer Society would like to applyfor a room after this semester once they reachthe requirements to do so.The Gamer Society also participates ina game called The League of Legends,which is a role-playing game.The organization would alsolike to arrange a computergame session in theIUS Library forthe extraspace.“There was a significant increase in activity whenthe lodges first opened,” Staton said. “Since we haveresidents living on campus and a fast Internet connection,the environment was perfect for people todownload. As we have started to educate students,there has been a steady decrease in the number ofviolations on our campus.”According to the Misuse and Abuse of InformationTechnology Resources, Indiana Universityhandles copyright infringement and misuse of technologyresources according to certain policies andprocedures.Charges against individuals who abuse thesetechnological resources can also be taken by the university.“IU does not have a policy on downloading contentspecifically,” Staton said. “We comply with theUnited States copyright laws and work towards educatingstudents about copyright infringement.”Seuth Chaleunphonh, dean of students and directorof Campus Life, said, when students are caught,it is not usually by someone at the university.“Students are not often caught from the IT Departmentor by students telling on other students,”Chaleunphonh said. “It is mostly by outside sources.When you log into a computer — any computer oncampus or wirelessly through your own laptops —you use a username and password. Likewise, whenyou use other websites, you use a login and password.Outside sources can track that login name andpassword and trace it.”A student’s actions are not monitored while usingthe technology resources at IU Southeast.“IU does not monitor for file sharing,” Statonsaid. “The DMCA and RIAA monitor for people thatdownload their content then report it to the university.”The issue of copyright is important to IU South-the horizonDOWNLOAD USReceive news, features andsports all in theconvenience of your iPhone.Download the applicationfrom iTunes.INDEXSee COPYRIGHT, page 2News............................................................ 1, 2Sports ...............................................................3Events ..............................................................4Opinions .........................................................5Profiles .............................................................6Diversions .......................................................7Features...........................................................8


News2 the horizonWeek of Jan. 30, 2012SGA introduces new billsNude photos returnedwith questionable noteBy CLAIRE MUNNSenior Editorclamunn@umail.iu.eduJan. 22 at 6:15 p.m.IUS Police responded to a female studentinvolved with an alleged harassment case. Areport was filed.Jan. 22 at 7:26 p.m.An officer responded to a student who saidtheir phone containing nude pictures wasreturned to her room along with a note containingprovocative material. IUS Police determinedno crime was committed.Jan. 23 at 3:51 p.m.A theft report was taken from Tori, 19, whosaid her phone may have been stolen when shebumped into another person in front of HillsideHall. The value totaled $250.Jan. 25 at 9:31 p.m.IUS Police were dispatched following a reportof a loud party containing alcohol in ForestLodge. The officer found no alcohol, andthe community adviser said they would keepan eye on the room.CopyrightIUS enforces copyright infringement policyONTINUED FROM page 1east because of the magnitude of people it can affect.“I think students, inside, kind of know,” Chaleunphonhsaid. “It’s just I think they have to filter outwho this affects. It might be a little different at homeon a home system, but using the system at schoolimpacts the whole school community — the studentsand employees.”Chaleunphonh said the system is also universitywide.“We all go through the same IT,” Chaleunphonhsaid. “That’s why the IT takes it pretty serious andthat is a fact most students do not think about. Itaffects not only the student but the university as awhole, as well.”Chaleunphonh also said it is important for dents to understand that downloadingstu-copyright songs and movies canbe very damaging to ers.computldownloads andfilesharing g can cause a lot ofharm to a student’s computer,”Chaleunphonh said. “It cancause viruses that can make yourcomputer run very slow. It canalso crash your computer entirely.”As far as anti-virus software,Chaleunphonh said he advises stu-“Illegaldents have something to protect theircomputers as well as a means to back upstorage, such as iCloud.“With one click, everything can begone,” Chaleunphonh said. “That chance isheightened ed with illegal downloads.”According to the Awareness and EducationPresence, ence, it is more effective for IndianaUniversity to increase education and knowledgethan using short term blocking of student access.“We cannot stop these violations outright,” ton said. “We cannot tell a person what they can andStacannothave installed on their personal computers.Our goal is to educate about the risks and let ourstudents make their own adult decisions.”On campus, Staton said there have been numerousad campaigns, such as posters, slides on videobulletin boards and websites for self-study. It is alsodiscussed at every student orientation.Secunia, a program which monitors computersfor vulnerabilities, is available for download to allstudents and is required for lodge residents whoconnect their computer with an Ethernet wire.“Students must agree to certain terms and conditionswhen creating accounts and connecting to thethe horizonBy AMANDA BROWNStaffanb4@umail.iu.eduThe SGA invites students to attend a town hallstylemeeting on Feb. 8 to discuss the two bills thathave been proposed to restructure the organization.The town hall meeting will be held in Hoosier RoomEast, from 1 to 2 p.m.The two bills, “49-10 Constitutional Amendment:Elections” and “49-11 Student Ambassador Committee,”have been proposed to restructure the SGA inorder to ensure equal representation.“[Bill 49-10] basically takes our Senate and expandsit from 24 to 28 seats,” Stephon Moore, journalismfreshman, SGA press secretary and co-authorof the bill, said. “It gives two seats to every school,two seats to undecided students, leaves six seats atlarge,and leaves four seats open for incoming freshman.”Moore said the deans from the different schoolswould nominate five students. The dean of studentlife would also nominate five undecided students.Stephen Prather, radiology junior and SGA senatepro-tempore, said Bill 49-11 creates a compromisefrom what they have in place and what Bill 49-10proposes.“The bill proposes a student ambassador committee,where three people from each school would berepresenting their school on the committee,” Prathersaid.The bills both carry certain advantages in ensuringgreater accountability and individual school representation.“If you look at the way our SGA is structured now,most senators aren’t elected,” Kevin Evans, secondaryeducation junior and SGA vice president, said.“Over 60 percent of students on our senate weren’tIU network,” Staton said. “An e-mail is sent to allIU students on every campus outlining the dangersof illegal file sharing, the seriousness of copyrightinfringement lawsuits and what students can do toeducate and protect themselves. These are all waysin which IU seeks to educate and protect our students.”In a letter to students from Tom Sawyer, chief informationofficer of information technology, he saidout how a student must understand is summarized.The letter said it is important to understand thatif someone shares copyright materials, he is likelybreaking the law. It is fairly easy for the copyrightholders to identify computers on the Internet fromwhich sharing is taking place and obtain a court orderto obtain information about that user.Any illegal sharing using Internet accessis against IU policy. If IU receives notice thata student has used their network for ille-gal filesharing, the university can takeappropriate action as well as charge afee of $50 to the student’s Bursar billin order to pay for the violation.According to the CopyrightInfringement Resolution doc-ument, a student’s first of-fense will result in a $50fine and the studentwill have to completean online tutorial.They will alsohave to pass aquiz within 36hours.If the studentfails orrefusesto take the quiz, theywill be unable to access the IUnetwork and given a deadline of twoweeks to finish the quiz.If the student still fails to resolve the issue, thedean of students will be notified and their accountwill remain blocked until the quiz is passed.For the second offense, the student will have torestart the tutorial and quiz as well as pay another$50 fine.However, for the second offense, the student cannotregain service until at least two weeks.On the third offense, access to the server will betaken away indefinitely.“Don’t pirate while on an IU computer, over anyIU network, wired or wireless, or while on a secureVPN connection through their servers,” JonathanMorrison, IT employee and video production specialist,said.elected. They are not representative of the studentbody.”Evans also said deans need to talk to faculty membersevery day and have a sense of the students whobelong to their school.Josh Kornberg, communications senior and SGApresident, said the deans may be biased towardnominating students with higher grades, but someSGA members view that as an advantage.Matt Owen, political science junior, SGA senatechair and co-author of Bill 49-11, weighed in on themerits of the bill.“[Bill 49-11] makes it easier for the schools to berepresented in SGA because people don’t need to attenda meeting every week, they just need to be incontact,” Owen said. “It allows more people to getinvolved.”Speaking on Bill 49-11, Kornberg said the big issuewith this bill is that it counts on committees toresolve schools’ issues.Kornberg also said this was a significant step forthe SGA.“The reason we don’t have people banging downour door to join SGA is because we don’t do anythingof any significance that affects student body,”Kornberg said. “We don’t have anything to show.For the first time this year, we’re making strides, butwe won’t if we count on committees to resolve theissues.”The SGA members have acknowledged that withso many advantages and drawbacks associated witheach proposal, it’s critical that the student body informthemselves about the bills and provide feedback.“We know that this is something we need studentinput on because it’s so important to our organization,”Kornberg said. “We need students to knowthat we care about their opinions.”EnrollmentBridge closure suspectedfor low campus attendanceCONTINUED FROM page 1for the spring semester,” said Crews. “Althoughwe cannot say for sure why there wasa decrease, I think it is because of the bridgebeing closed down.”A significant amount of students who areenrolled at IU Southeast come from Louisville.On Sept. 9, 2011, the Sherman MintonBridge closed down indefinitely, which ispart of Interstate 64, running from SouthernIndiana to Kentucky.Brandi Smith, criminal justice freshman,is from downtown Louisville.“I can get to school in 15 minutes on a goodday,” Smith said, “but I have been stuck intraffic for up to two hours before because ofthe bridge being closed down.”Smith now lives on campus and said shechose to live at IU Southeast so she would nothave to drive back and forth in the traffic everyday.“Next year I will be living at home,” Smithsaid, “I hope they have the bridge fixed bythen.”Smith said she came to IU Southeast forseveral reasons, including the in-state fee.“Even though I’m from Louisville, I wasable to come to IU Southeast for in-state tuition,”Smith said. “I also love how small thecampus is and that I can get to all my classesin less than five minutes.”However, students from Louisville are notthe only ones who play a part in enrollment.“In the spring we usually get more transferstudents, but this year we had a decrease,”Crews said. “The bad economy could havesomething to do with it.”However, there is no way to know exactlywhy the numbers are down without interviewingevery student who did not return,commute or transfer.Enrollment projections are also based onacademic enrollment for the whole year, andspring enrollment is just a part of it.“Yes, the spring enrollment is down,”Crews said, “that does not mean the numberswill be down for the year as a total.”Although most of the enrollment numbersdecreased, the graduate enrollment increasedby 1.6 percent.SENIOR 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 DiDomenicoTaylor FergusonEthan FlemingSusan GreenwellAysia HogleMaya JannaceTaliah 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. Send them to thisaddress:The HorizonIU Southeast4201 Grant Line RoadNew Albany, IN 47150or e-mail us athorizon@ius.eduThe Horizon is a memberof the Indiana CollegiatePress Association,Hoosier State PressAssociation, and theAssociated CollegiatePress.The Horizon is partiallyfunded by StudentActivity Fees.Your fi rst issue of TheHorizon is free. Allsubsequent copies cost$2 each.Letters to the editorsmust be signed, includestudent’s major and classstanding and be fewer than300 words. 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the horizonSportsWeek of Jan. 30, 20123Lady Grenadiers bag the BearcatsBy LYNN BAILEYStafflfbailey@ius.eduThe IUS women’sbasketball team beatthe Brescia UniversityBearcats with a score of71-45 on Jan. 17.This was the Grenadiers14th victory thisseason, moving their recordup to 14-6 overall.Megan Murphy, seniorforward, was 5-13from the field. She retrievedtwo steals, 13 reboundsand scored a totalof 17 points and threeassists.Although Murphyled the Grenadiers byscoring the most pointsand rebounds, Tia Wineinger,senior forward,scored a total of 15points, nine reboundsand 6-12 from the field.Heather Wheat, freshmanguard, went 7-14from the field with a totalof 15 points and addedsix assists.“I think we have donereally good and haveimproved a lot,” Wheatsaid.Megan Cureton,freshman guard, scored10 points total.The Grenadier’stough defense during the game was a force to bereckoned with. A total of 22 Bearcat turnovers heldthem ahead with approximately 33 percent of thefield goal attempts.The Bearcats struggled to keep up with the Grenadiers’defense.Kylee Anthony, junior guard, said they had animpressive offense.“We have picked up our defense; we have gottena lot quicker,” Anthony said.Ashmere Woods, junior guard, also spoke aboutthe Grenadiers’ defense.“We came a long way from where we started, andPhoto by Lynn BaileyBriana Palmer, sophomore forward, gets ready to shoot the ball during the game against the Brescia Bearcats on Jan. 17.we worked on our defense,” Woods said.Brescia had a total of 18 shots, while IU Southeasthad a total of 27. IU Southeast also had a total of nineturnovers, proving their defense had boosted from alengthy duration of hard work. Also, the Grenadiershad a total of 80 rebounds while the Bearcats had 73rebounds.In the first half, IU Southeast scored 30 pointswhile the Bearcats scored 14. In the second half ofthe game, the Grenadiers scored a total of 41 pointsand Brescia scored 31.Overall, IU Southeast scored a total of 13 freethrows while Brescia lagged, scoring 6 free throws.The Grenadiers beatBrescia University by aThe Grenadiers saidwhat they expect thisseason and also whatprove on the most isreaching our goals eachwrites a list of goals forOne of the goals is tohold opponents to 60points. Another goal isto get at least 10 stealsper game and to look for“I expect us to have agood season, a winningrecord and to win theconference,” Taylor said.Taylor also spoke aboutWoods also said shehad a few words to say“I expect us to win theRobin Farris, IUStotal of 26 points.improvements theyneed to make.“What we need to im-game,” Abby Taylor,sophomore forward,said. “Coach Farrisus.”fast breakers.the Grenadiers rival opponentAsbury.about what she expectsfrom this season.conference championshipand a trip to nationals,”Woods said.women’s basketballhead coach, spoke aboutthe team’s performanceduring the game.“I’m pleasantly surprised,” Farris said. “We losta lot of players through graduation. We have newrecruits that mixed in with our veteran players.”Farris said two goals he had for the Grenadiersthis season.“Our goal is to reach our full potential,” Farrissaid. “We would like to win our conference tournamentto qualify for the national tournament.”Farris said his team has improvements to make.“I would like to see us improve on defense andshooting which are the two areas we have beenworking on every day in practice,” Farris said.Students focus on flexibilityBy MICHELLE CUNNINGHAMStaffcunninm@umail.iu.eduShoots for successBy MONIQUE CAPTANStaffmcaptan@ius.eduPhotos by Michelle CunninghamJessica Aldous, music and business junior, stretches beforebeginning her workout.Allie Fessel, psychology junior, practices her moves duringTurbo Kick in the gym.In efforts to increase student involvement oncampus, IU Southeast is currently offering freeTurbo Kick, PiYo and Zumba classes held in theActivities Building between noon and 1 p.m.Monday through Wednesday.“This is the third semester this has been offeredand hopefully with the change in the time itwill appeal to more student involvement,” ChandraMatthews, Turbo Kick instructor and programmerand analyst in Institution Research andAssessment, said.Matthews said Turbo Kick targets 10 musclesections with benefits increasing heart rate,speeding up the metabolism and strengtheningmuscle development.“[In the past] there has been more staff attendingwhen classes were held from 5:30-6 p.m.,”Matthews said.Matthew’s goal is to have 20 students in eachclass.Jessica Aldous, music business junior, and AllieFessel, psychology junior, said they both attendedthe Turbo Kick classes in hopes of losingweight.“I’ve attended before at the Louisville YMCA,”Aldous said.Fessel said she has never tried this type of exercisebefore.“I would probably try the other classes,” Fesselsaid.Chandra Matthews, Turbo Kick instructor and programmerand analyst in Institutional Research and Assessment,shows students the exercises.Wiley Brown, IUS men’s basketball headcoach, is considered an experienced athlete by histeam, co-workers and his track record of playingboth national and international basketball andfootball.“Coach Brown has led most of his players tosuccess,” Joe Glover, athletic director, said. “He isa great fit for the program. He develops his playersthroughout their years here at IUS.”Since Brown joined the Grenadiers, he has ledthem to winning the KIAC regular season andpost-season tournament four years in a row. TheIUS men’s basketball team scored their highestrank in IUS history, advancing to the Elite 8 of theNAIA National Tournament.Brown was raised by his grandmother, alongwith two sisters and brothers. He said he wentto school with an ambition to finish and graduatefrom college. Later, Brown attended the Universityof Louisville, where he accomplished hisdream by graduating with a college degree andwinning a national championship in Louisville in1980.Brown said he enjoys hunting, fishing andstrongly believes in education.“No matter how many games you win or lose,the proudest moment for me is when you earnyour college degree,” Brown said to his team.“Stay hungry and focused to get better everyday.”On the court and the field he was fast and active.As a coach and a co-worker he is known to beoptimistic, fair and competitive.“Wiley has taught me that hard work and respectis a must,” Darryl Bell, communicationssenior, said. “Coach taught me that you have tobring it every day. You can’t give it all you got oneday and then half step the next.”Bell said his most memorable moment withBrown was winning the conference championshiplast year.“Cutting down the nets was a wonderful feeling,”Bell said, “and I was happy I got to sharethat with coach.”Bell said he does not want the conferencechampionship to be the most memorable memoryhe has with Brown.Brad Zellner, IUS men’s basketball assistantcoach, said he has a great relationship withBrown.“I enjoy working with coach Brown,” Zellnersaid.


Events4 the horizonWeek of Jan. 30, 2012TOP EVENTSMondayThursdaySundayBlood DriveWhere: University Center North, Hoosier RoomWhen: Noon – 5 p.m.Students can stop by during a break betweenclasses to donate blood for those in need. Thosewho are interested in donating can contact AngelaCalbert at acalbert@ius.edu.MONDAYTurbo KickNoon - 1 p.m.Activities Building,GymAs part of the year-longet in Shape series hosted onampus, students can exercisend stay healthy in Turbo Kicklasses led by instructors fromocal gyms.TUESDAYMetroversityAll DayKnobview Hall,Writing CenterThis is the last day studentscan submit material for theMetroversity Writing Competition.Categories includepoetry, short fiction and academicwriting.WEDNESDAYWriting Woes11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.University Center South,Adult Student CenterJan. 30Healthy 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.Jan. 31PiYoNoon - 1 p.m.Activities Building,GymStudents can attend a Yogafusion class that combines Pilates,strength exercises andcore building. This session ispart of the year-long Get inShape series on campus.Feb. 1ZumbaNoon - 1 p.m.Activities Building,GymPrimer on the PrimariesWhere: University Center North, room 122When: 12:20 – 1:10 p.m.Faculty members from the Political Science Departmentwill be presenting information about theprimaries. Students can learn about caucuses, contendersand key issues that are being addressed.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.Dialogues7 - 9 p.m.Knobview Hall,Ogle CenterStudents can take part ina Common Experience eventcalled “The Black Jew Dialogues,”where Larry Jay Tishand Ron Jones will discusstheir experiences.Résumé Prep12:15 - 1 p.m.University Center North,room 122Fit as a FiddleMarty StuartWhere: Knobview Hall, Ogle CenterWhen: 7:30 – 9 p.m.Marty Stuart, musician, will be performing onhis mandolin for attendees. Stuart is a four-timeGrammy winner and has performed with artists includingJohnny Cash. Student tickets are $10.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 year-long Get in Shapeseries.The Career DevelopmentCenter is offering a workshopto help students prepare theirrésumés. Students will gaintips for making their résumésmore focused.THURSDAYSGA4:30 - 6 p.m.University Center North,room 127Feb. 2GSA7:30 - 9 p.m.University Center North,room 122CLU7 :30 - 9 p.m.University Center North,room 122The Student GovernmentAssociation will be having itsweekly meeting. All studentsare welcome to attend andbring concerns or ideas to theSGA.WEEKENDPerformance8 - 11 p.m.Kentucky Center for the Arts,LouisvilleThe Gay-Straight Alliancewill be hosting a businessmeeting to discuss its managingaspects. This will includebudgetary concerns, eventplanning and officer elections.Feb. 3-5NSLS10 - 11:30 a.m.University Center North,room 127The IUS Civil LibertiesUnion will be hosting a meeting.Those interested in beinginvolved in the CLU or bringingup issues or concerns canattend the meeting.Circus10 - 11 a.m.Impellizzeri’s,LouisvilleAllie Fessel, psychology junior, and Jessica Aldous, music business junior, work outduring the PiYo session in the Activities Building.Flea MarketNoon - 6 p.m.Kentucky Expo Center,LouisvilleRemembered10:30Carnegie Center,New AlbanyPhoto by Michelle CunninghamFootball5 - 11 p.m.Sports and Social Club,LouisvilleOn Feb. 4, the Kentuckyenter will be performinghe play “My Girlfriend’s Boyriend”by Mike Birbiglia. Inhe play, Birbiglia shares stoiesof his struggle to find love.The National Society ofLeadership and Success willhost an orientation to learnabout joining requirements.There will also be an SNT Socialfor members to connect.On Feb. 3, Impellizzeri’swill be hosting live music fromthe band Circus. Music willinclude rock, pop and R&B.Attendees will also be able topurchase food and drinks.The Louisville KentuckyFlea Market will be open forbusiness on Feb. 3 Admissionis free, and booths will containjewelry and crafts. The marketwill be open all weekend.The Carnegie Center willbe having its grand opening ofthe exhibit “Remembered: TheLife of Lucy Higgs Nichols.”The event will also feature achoir performance.On. Feb. 5, celebrate thebig game at the Sports andSocial Club. The building includes50 HD TVs, and ticketsare $30, which include a raffleticket, food and drinks.LOCALJim Gaffigan7:30 - 10:30 p.m.Horseshoe Casino,ElizabethBallet8 - 10 p.m.Kentucky Center for the Arts,LouisvilleUPCOMINGInterviewing12:15 - 1 p.m.University Center North,room 127Conversations6 - 7 p.m.University Center North,room 126NOTICESRefundAll DayUniversity Center North,RegistrarTeens for JeansAll DayKnobview Hall,room 235Comedian Jim Gaffiganwill be performing on Feb. 3.Comedy routines will includehumorous commentary inspiredby his sister. Attendeesmust be 21 or older to attend.The Complexions ContemporaryBallet will be featuredon Feb. 3. Performanceswill include a mix of methods,genres and styles to reflect diversecultures.Students can learn techniquesinvolved when beinginterviewed on Feb. 7. Therewill be advice about what employerswill ask and what studentsshould ask, as well.On Feb. 7, there will be aCommon Experience eventcalled “Compassionate Conversations:Living with HIV/AIDS” to discuss the social effectscreated by this disease.The last day to drop classesand receive a 25 percent refundis Feb. 5. Talk to the Officeof the Registrar and theOffice of Financial Aid formore information.Teens for Jeans is acceptingjean donations, which will betaken to Home of the Innocentsin Louisville. These jeanscan be any size, brand, color orstyle.»»»««« »»»««« »»»««« »»»««« »»»««« »»»«««Brave Hearts1 - 4 p.m.Kosair Children’s Hospital,LouisvilleDiscussion4 - 6 p.m.University of Louisville,LouisvilleGame Night6 - 11 p.m.University Center North,room 120, 126 and 128Open BooksNoon - 1 p.m..IUS Library,room 230Luncheon11 a.m. - 2 p.m.Calument Club,New AlbanySurveyAll DayUniversity Center South,room 254On Feb. 4, volunteers canparticipate in the Brave Heartsbenefit to support heart patients.Activities will includebaking cookies and makingValentine’s Day crafts.Nicholas Laughlin, moderator,will be discussing Intothe Mix — a forum about culturestereotypes through Caribbeanart. The exhibit will befeatured in the Chao Theater.The Gamer’s Society willbe hosting a game night forstudents. Activities will includevideo games as well asboard and card games. Snacksand drinks will be provided.On Feb. 10, there will bean Open Books discussionfeaturing the book “The Help”by Kathryn Stockett. Studentswill be able to debate the bookand discuss literary elements.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.


the horizonOpinionsWeek of Jan. 30, 20125Editor challenges where sidewalk endsBy STEPHEN ALLENFeatures Editorallen68@imail.iu.eduLove them or hate them, collegesare often synonymous tothe pervasive sidewalk. Whereyou have a college campus,there is often a wealth of intertwiningsidewalks.IU Southeast is no exception— we bear no dearth of sidewalksbetween Knobview Halland the Activities Building.Everywhere, sidewalks spanas far as the eye can reach ineach direction and meander betweencampus buildings.That is, however, all sidewalks lead everywherebut off campus.Don’t believe me?Try taking a stroll across the bustle of Grantine Road for lunch, and pedestrians will quicklyiscover that all sidewalks stop abruptly before inersectingroad frontage with a barricade of dartingehicles.If a pedestrian successfully dodges traffic — uncathed— or timidly retreats to campus, he willote the same concern to the south side of campushen venturing on Southern Drive toward the AtheticComplex.These sidewalks exist only a few yards beyondhe Activities Building — though Hausfeldt Laneccommodates pedestrians with sidewalks.While IU Southeast straddles a sprawling arterialntersection of restaurants and commerce, I find itppalling and perplexing that all campus paths exendeverywhere, yet lead nowhere off campus.AKThis poses a peril for pedestriansafety.According to the NationalHighway Traffic Safety Administration,pedestrian fatalitiesaccounted for 4,092 of fatalitiesinvolving motor vehicle relatedaccidents in 2009.The state of Indiana endured50 of those fatal accidents. Thisunsettling figure increased to 62fatalities in 2010, or 8 percent ofall motor vehicle deaths in Indiana.This is no isolated or improbableincident.Two similar and fatal misfortunesoccurred in Floyd County in 2010,which involved one recent death of a pedestrian onGrant Line Road in December 2011.Namely, a motorist struck and killed a 24-yearoldmale pedestrian while crossing the intersectionnear Jolissaint Avenue — a segment of roadway absentof sidewalks and intermittent crosswalks.The pedestrian succumbed to his injuries after amotorist swerved around another vehicle while returningto its original northbound lane.Not only do sidewalks ensure the safety of allstudents, but their installation, along with adequatecrosswalks, can also spawn a number of benefits forstudents, faculty and staff.For instance, sidewalks provide the steppingstonesfor a healthier lifestyle.Studies compiled by the Indiana Alliance forHealth Promotion reveal that limited accessibility tosidewalks often discourages pedestrian activity.Simply put, people are too frightened to walk onuntouched territory, much less walk for personalLFGLPSCVLBOLHHUSUCKVOGSVWLFLGraphic by Stephen AllenIllustration by Stephen Allenhealth or leisure.Therefore, people with better access to accessiblesidewalks are more inclined to walk to local establishments.Sidewalks also spur development as a passagewayto the local economy and appreciate neighboringproperty assessments faster than counterpartswithout sidewalks.As a burgeoning residential campus with about400 residents, this campus necessitates a suitablepoint of access to surrounding venues, notably with90 additional on-campus residents in prospect.This is not to overlook that students reside offcampus at Carriage House apartments — a short yetisolated connection across the street.Safety and economic development aside, GrantLine Road serves as the north and south gateways tothe academic community, a beneficial asset in captivatinga prospective student’s first impression.With the installation of landscaped sidewalkswith proper aura and lighting, sidewalksinitiate the first step of reviving a vapidcampus into one teeming with life and,quite possibly, student activity.While New Albany has taken greatMLstrides to improve pedestrian safety andlink the communities, Grant Line Roadremains to be the sole major throughwayin New Albany devoid of sidewalks.This said, rather than delay the installationof sidewalks in future renovationprojects, New Albany and IU Southeastofficials need to conjointly step up andtend to the safety of its students and citizensby linking sidewalks and crosswalkson both Grant Line Road and SouthernDrive.My advice to current students: incessantlylobby officials to install sidewalksor yield and — at the bare minimum —be on guard and look both ways.College: no place for undecided studentsBy BRITTANY POWELLProfiles Editorbripowel@ius.eduCollege is the time for students toocus on their goals for the rest of theirives. However, students who are inchool and do not know what theyant in the future are wasting valuableime, effort and money.What is the college experience?hen I was in high school, the phraseenerally meant partying in college.After a few years, I kept hearing thehrase referring to living away fromome or studying past a reasonableime to go to sleep.I know students who applied to college not beausethey wanted a specific degree, but becausehey wanted the college experience. People feel theyeed this experience to have ordinary lives.I have had people complain to me they are notetting this experience while they are working towardtheir degrees.It is as if they are afraid if they donot achieve the college experienceand all that entails,they will be stuckin some kind of highschool, teenage limbo fortheir entire lives.Wake up, people.I cannot tell you how many studentsI know who are in their third or fourth yearand have yet to choose a major.This is unfortunate.It is difficult to imagine how much money andffort those students are putting into a degree theyill never use.Students who are undecided should drop out andome back when they figure it out.Some people say students who drop out of schoolo take time off are not likely to return. While thisay be true for some students, some people reallyo need time to decide.The average senior in high school is 18, and these8-year-olds are expected to make decisions thatill affect the rest of their lives.Rather than puttering through college takinglasses simply to remain a full-time student, stuentsshould save money and invest in their futures,hether that is taking classes in college or owning abusiness.Who knows, maybe they will findunexpected passions along the way.As for the students who do not returnto school, is it better to have alife with no degree and a small salaryor life with a useless degree,thousands of dollars in debt anda small salary? This is a reality formany graduates.Of course, there is always themiddle ground between choosinga major and dropping out of school— general studies. This major is aquick-fix for undecided students,and, like all easy options, will provedisappointing in the long-run.Some may view a general studiesdegree to have value due to the critical thinking, diversityor other positive aspects of a well-roundeddegree.Some believe this degree gives employers proofof the intelligence and skill of the degree-holder.While this may be true, a person with a careerspecificdegree or job-related experience is going toget the position.Combine this with thecost of the general studiesdegree and the negativesoutweigh the positives.Some employees may wantto receive a general studies de-gree because their employers willgive them araise simply for obtaining adegree, e, regardless of the field.If an employee wants to continue the same job afterputting fouryears of effort into his degree, that isa personal decision.ioHowever, if my employer gave me that kind ofleeway, I would not sit through 120 credit hours ofwhat I am sure is a highly thought out combinationof random classes.Instead, I would take the more creative path andgo for a degree that would give me some culture orexperience.Instead of majoring in general studies, I wouldchoose to learn a foreign language or receive a finearts degree.People use the expression “maybe in another life”when they see an opportunity and have to let it passby due to other priorities. Students should let theirdegrees be those opportunities to further their livesand never allow indecisiveness to hold weight intheir futures.Student OpinionWhat do you think of downloadingand sharing copyrighted music?Madeline BaeteUndecided sophomoreShelby-Lain BrownPsychology sophomoreHannah HattonPsychology juniorTrevor AtkinsAccounting sophomoreONLINEIt doesn’t matter tome. I just don’t want topay for it. We’re collegestudents and we’rebroke.I don’t care. Artistsand promoters haveso many other ways ofmaking money off of it.I don’t do it. I just listento the radio. As faras the law is concerned,it’s wrong, but it’s alsowrong how much buyingmusic is.I think it’s right thatit’s illegal. Artists createthat music, and theyaren’t going to be paidotherwise.


6 the horizonBy AYSIA HOGLEStaffahogle@umail.iu.eduProfilesWeek of Jan. 30, 2012Student veteran crafts sci-fi gemMichael McInnish, informatics junior, is a 20-yearveteran in the process of releasing an e-book.McInnish’s e-book is entitled “Der Ra Buf,” whichmeans gem, found and polished.“It is a science fiction novel about a person whohas lived on this planet long before humans camealong,” McInnish said.The book is about a character named Arr, whostruggles to get back to his mate that has been takenbeyond Orion’s belt.Throughout the book, Arr encounters multiplespace battles and personalobstacles.McInnish has gonethrough a self-publishingI writebecauseI enjoywriting, notto becomefamous orpopular.Michael McInnishinformatics juniorprocess in which “Der RaBuf” will be released onthe Nook.“Most of the work donehas been volunteer work,”McInnish said. “Peoplehave done my typing forme. These are people thatlove my work and justwant to be a part of theproject.”McInnish is working ongetting his cover art, and“Der Ra Buf” will be on theNook by the end of spring.In the meantime, his secondbook is being typedup by a friend, and theyare progressing from there.“This is has been the first time I’ve really sat downand dedicated a significant amount of time into onesubject — my science fiction book,” McInnish said.“To build it, fulfill it and get it out there.”McInnish said he has always been interested inMichael McInnish, informatics junior, is writing a sciencection novel to be published as an e-book on Nook.By ETHAN FLEMINGStaffethflemi@ius.eduStudents and faculty know Ken Atkinsas the office administrator for theMusic and Theatre Departments; however,they might not know that behindhis administrative work ethic is thecreativity to compose music and yearsof experience in the music publishingbusiness.Before touching the adjunct professorpayroll for the theatre and musicdepartments, even before he attendedcollege, Atkins was composing andarranging pieces of music for variousclassical ensembles.“The first piece I arranged [fororchestra] was the theme from StarWars,” Atkins said, with a chuckle.“Back when I was in seventh or eighthgrade, the orchestra from Scribner[Middle School] performed it.”Atkins began composing originalmusic during his time as a studentat New Albany High School. He saidhigh school was when he chose musicas his career path.Atkins said he was conducting apiece that he had written at a choirconcert.“I turned around to acknowledgethe applause, and I saw this little oldlady crying,” Atkins said. “She cameup to me afterwards and said ‘I justwant you to know, that’s the mostbeautiful thing I’ve ever heard,’ and Ithought ‘OK this is what I’m doing.’”After high school, Atkins receiveda bachelor’s degree in music composition.He then attended graduatePhoto by Aysia HogleMichael McInnish, informatics junior, works on the computerin the University Grounds coffee shop.art in different forms.He has rendered things in wood and sculptedwith clay. He has also completed some cementsculptures.McInnish also dabbled in writing screen and stageplays. However, over the years of moving while inthe Army, he lost some of his manuscripts.McInnish said he fielded military equipment,trained the crew and wrote the manuals for militaryvehicles.McInnish said he also had a special talent in hismilitary career — he could simply touch a piece ofequipment and figure out what was wrong with it.“They would call me when no one else could fixsomething,” McInnish said. “I was their go-to guy. Itfelt good to be paid attention to as a voice of authority.”McInnish said the military made a huge differencein the way he thinks about life and writing.“I think the book reflects my imagination anddeep philosophy in how truly interconnected everythingis,” McInnish said.McInnish said he also hopes to go into medicalimaging after he graduates.“I will be doing things such as giving X-rays,MRIs and managing the data bases they use,” McInnishsaid.McInnish said the learning involved with majoringin informatics is also helping him with his bookbecause it gives him a graphic arts component thathe can use for art in his book.McInnish said IU Southeast has also given himinspiration to write his book.“I see people around here stepping out beyondtheir normal lives and doing things that I’ve alwayswanted to do myself,” McInnish said.To a regular reader with an interest in science fiction,McInnish said they are going to have a greattime reading the book.“I write because I enjoy writing, not to becomefamous or popular,” McInnish said.Office administrator orchestrates IUS theater musicschool for music theory and composition.While in graduate school, Atkinswon the first ever Indiana YoungComposers Competition, a competitionin which composers submit musicthey have written to be judged, withhis work for full orchestra, “Paradox.”It has not been all composing andcreating for Atkins, however. Aftercollege Atkins worked for various musicpublishers where he designed andedited sheet music written by variousother composers, but it was whileworking at IU Southeast that AtkinsPhoto by Aysia Hoglefound a new passion.“I find I really like writing [music]for plays,” Atkins said. “It’s sort of likegetting to score a film, but it’s live soit’s a little more difficult.”Atkins has since started buildinga name for himself as a theater musiccomposer. He composed an originalscore to the 2011 IUS productionof the play “Equus.” He also workedalongside famous actress Lee Meriwether,who portrayed Catwoman inthe original “Batman” movie and wasthe Miss America winner of 1955.Ken Atkins, office administrator for the Music and Theatre Departments, studies a score atthe piano.New police officerworks night shiftBy AYSIA HOGLEStaffahogle@umail.iu.eduPaul Moakler, aretired police officerfrom the LouisvilleDivision of Police,was sworn in to theIUS Police Departmenton Jan. 4.Moakler is on dutyduring the night shiftfrom 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.“Moakler’s experiencewill definitelybenefit the university,”Charlie Edelen,IUS Police chief, said.“He knows how tohandle difficult situationsand is experiencedcommunicatingwith people ofall cultures and backgrounds.”Moakler said hehas had training inIndiana basic law enforcementfrom bothIU Southeast and theIndiana Law EnforcementAcademy.Moakler said it isa challenge to transferfrom working as apolice officer in Kentuckyto workingas an officerin thestate ofIndiana.Indianaacceptshiscredentialsas a Kentuckylawenforcementofficer.H o w -ever, hehas to gothrought h ebasictrainingto transferoverf r o mworking inKentucky to Indiana.“I will go throughpre-basic training atthe Law EnforcementAcademy to gain lawenforcement powersPhoto by Ethan Flemingto make arrests andissue citations herein Indiana,” Moaklersaid.Moakler said theIUS Police are stillteaching him all oftheir procedures.“Each law enforcementagency has theirown set of policiesand procedures to gothrough,” Moaklersaid.Being a part of theIUS Police, Moaklersaid he will respondto emergency medicalcrisis and enforcemotor vehicle code aswell as assist faculty,students, staff andguests.Moakler said heworked as a first responderfor 20 yearsat the Louisville Divisionof Police.He said this experiencewill benefit IUSoutheast.“As a first responder,I would respondto any calls or reportsthat came in to the station,”Moakler said.“I would be the firstone to get to thescene. I wouldbe the first responderto awide rangeof cases, suchasrobberies,shootings andhelping pedes-trians.”Moakler saidhe looks forward incontinuing his careerinlaw enforce-ment at IU South-east.“I’ve been anIndiana residentmost of mylife, andI’m excitedaboutworkin ghere inIndianawith theIUS studentsand faculty,” Moaklersaid.He composed the music for Meriwether’sone-woman show “TheWomen of Spoon River: Their Voicesfrom the Hill.” The show was performedat IU Southeast and then ranfor a month in Hollywood.“We still keep in contact,” Atkinssaid, referencing Meriwether. “Shee-mails me, she calls me and I nowdo her website too. She’s everythingyou’d want a Miss America to be.”Aside from his work with Meriwether,Atkins said he is now workingwith another actress on her showabout letters from the Civil War.Along with his composition career,Atkins still keeps up with the day-todayhappenings of the Music and TheaterDepartments. He is in charge of amultitude of organizational work behindthe scenes of the departments heworks for, including keeping studentrecords and taking care of marketingand public relations.Although it’s not the most creativework, Atkins said that his education asa composer has been helpful in his positionat IU Southeast where he dealswith music every day.“The one thing I’ve had to learn isthat you have to be flexible in whatyou expect, and you have to be adaptive,”Atkins said when discussing thevarious jobs he has held that were notdirectly related to music composition.Atkins said it is the feeling he getswhen he hears his work performedthat keeps him going.“It’s a real rush,” Atkins said. “It’svalidation that you’ve got the processdown, and I couldn’t get enough ofthat.”


the horizonDiversionsWeek of Jan. 30, 20127on weekends startingMarch 7.Gary 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, ₂₀₁₈: For thefifth year in a row, theIUS Gas Station andConvenience Store sawrecord profits.Since its openingbetween the Children’sCenter and CulbertsonBaptist Church, the stationhas been a remarkablesuccess.“The traffic flowreally works to our advantage,”Courtney Catsup,station manager,said. “We get those whoneed gas before headinghome. We get those whoneed chips and a pop.We pretty much geteverybody.”Profits from theGSCS go toward studentscholarships andcampus improvements.Student retentionand graduation has alsoincreased for the fifthyear in a row.“The GSCS is a winwinsituation for IUS,”Catsup said.» March ₅, ₂₀₁₄: Constructionon the giantFerris wheel atIU Southeast is nowcomplete. This iconiclandmark is the first ofits kind at a university.“Every school hasa clock, fountain orstatue,” Barb Cue, specialprojects manager,said. “We will be veryunique.”Students agree withCue.“When people askme where I go to school,I tell them the one withthe big Ferris wheel,”Connie Crete, fine artsfreshman, said. “Everyoneknows what I’mtalking about.”The Ferris wheel willbe open to the public» April ₂₃, ₂₀₁₅: Valetparking on the IUScampus begins Monday,April 27.Students, facultyand staff with a validparking permit will beallowed to use this newservice.“Pull up in frontof McCullough Plazabehind the Ferris wheel,and we’ll take your carto the parking garagefor you — free,” D.R.Pepper, journalismsophomore and valetmanager, said. “Tipsare, of course, stronglyencouraged.”The valet service willoperate from 8 a.m.to 10 p.m., Mondaythrough Friday.» July ₁₈, ₂₀₁₆: A colonyof feral Guinea pigshas established itself atIU Southeast. As manyas two dozen cavies,as they are also called,have been reported.“I guess someonewanted to get rid of acouple of Guinea pigs,”Bubba Cervesa, IUS Policecommissioner, said.“If you have a maleand a female, well, youknow.”Without many predatorson campus, thecolony is expected tothrive.“They are so freakin’cute,” Missy Ames,elementary educationfreshman, said.“Wheet!”A petition has beenstarted by the SGA toconsider changing theIUS mascot to the FightingGuinea Pigs. Stopby Campus Life in theUniversity Center, room010, to sign.» Aug. ₁₅, ₂₁₀₁: Constructionon the east-sidebridge has begun on aexpedited schedule. Thebridge is expected to becompleted by March 1,2111.“We are very confidentthe work willget done quickly,” JimJohns, Louisville mayor,said.


Features8the horizonWeek of Jan. 30, 2011Pat DayLegendary jockey leaps through hurdlesBy ASHLEY WARRENStaffaswarren@ius.eduIn honor of National Mentoring Month, the Centerfor Mentoring welcomed Pat Day, Hall of Fame jockey,to speak about his life’s successes on and off therace track on Jan. 13 in the Hoosier Room.Since its creation at the Harvard School of Public Health in 2002, Januaryhas been declared National Mentoring Month, a time when peopleacross the country are encouraged to show gratitude to those in their livesthat have shown them direction and guidance.June Huggins, director for the Center of Mentoring, said Jan. 26 isThank Your Mentor Day, and people celebrating will write personal lettersto their mentors to thank them for the various ways in which they havebeen supportive. She said a mentor can be anyone — a teacher, a churchmember, a neighbor or a relative.Day is originally from Colorado and said he never dreamed he wouldbe speaking as a role model, despite all 8,800 of his winning moments inhorse racing.He said all of the fame he has accumulated in the 32 years he raced isnot what makes him a mentor. Rather, his new approach to embracingfaith since his retirement is what gives his life a purpose.Day admittedly shared with the audience that his fame did not use tobe synonymous with happiness. Day said growing up as a boy at schoolwho never grew past 4 feet 11 inches gave him somewhat of an inferioritycomplex, but, once his fame began to build as a bull rider then jockey, hefound himself suffering more from a feeling of superiority, finding that noone could touch him, not even the law.Day said he was following the partycrowd every chance he had, knowingthat, in his new position in society,there would never be anyrepercussions for hispoor behavior.After years of winning and celebrating, Day said he began to realizethat he was living in a drug-and alcohol-induced stupor and needed tofind a way out.Enthusiastically, he then shifted his speech in a new direction and starteddiscussing his life near the time of his retirement in 2005.He said he knew when he left racing he needed to figure out how he fitinto the world’s big picture, and that questioning led him to understandthe emptiness he felt.“When you have a beautiful wife, a house in the suburbs, you think thatleads to long-term peace and joy and contentment, but it doesn’t,” Daysaid.He eventually said he realized he did not acquire all of his success solelyby himself, but that all of his successes were owed to God.“I knew that God had been working behind the scenes, directing myfootsteps,” he said.A couple of short stories followed of how many times he had comeclose to serious injuries while on the track, some that potentially couldhave ended his life. He told how God had to have been there to guide himduring those moments.Once Day decided to become a more spiritual person, his personalitychanged. He said he felt more content, and he no longer saw an empty potat the end of the rainbow like he had before.He noted that his mother has always been his most influential mentor,and, after many troublesome years, he found that all he needed was heradvice — smile at everyone he sees and become a positive role model inevery way that he can.The uplifting talk was interwoven by bits of Day’s unique humor, aswell. He told of how after he accepted God into his life that he was calmerand more cool when faced with tough questions being asked by the pressafter losses on the track.“When the press would ask me why I don’t seem upset, I’d start recitingRomans 8:28,’” Day said. “If you want to get rid of secular media, quote ascripture.”While Day is honored all across the Louisville area forhis accomplishments in racing, he left those in the roomforgetting that he was even a jockey, coming across moreas an invigorating and motivational speaker.Greg Roberts, adviser for the School of Arts andLetters, said what he thought of Day.“He is very encouraging and compassionate,”Roberts said. “He showed everyone here that youhave to believe in yourself.”Day gave some advice for the audience to takewith them.“If you’re human, you’re a role model,” Daysaid.If you’re human, you’re arolemodel.Pat DayHall of Fame jockeyStudents turn new pages in old booksBy BRADLEYCOOPERStaffbradcoop@ius.eduDuring the AlteredBook closing receptionon Jan. 20, students wereable to see many piecesof 3-D art created fromthe pages of books.“I like how it showsbooks that wouldn’tnormally be read.” KateMoore, coordinator ofelectronic resources ofthe IUS Library, said.Moore reserved thespace in the IUS Libraryart gallery for the event.“All of the books forthe event were drawnfrom the IUS Librarybook sale,” Moore said.The books from theIUS Library’s book salecost 50 cents each.Altered Books hasbeen on display sinceJan. 1.It is one of the manydifferent exhibits thathave been set up in theArt Gallery of the IUSLibrary.There were 15 workson display. The worksincluded everythingfrom gloves made fromthe pages of a Bible toa tree made from smallscraps of paper from abook.Natalie Holman, adjunctprofessor of finearts, coordinated theevent.Students from herFundamentals of 3-DDesign class and Introductionto Studio Artclass submitted theirprojects to the AlteredBooks exhibit.“The Altered BookNarrative exhibit at theIUS Library draws its inspiration,intention andstyle from a U.K. artist,Su Blackwell,” Holmansaid.Su Blackwell usesbooks and other simplematerials to createworks of art.“The students couldtake a theme from thebook or from certain locations,events or memories,”Holman said.Holman started teachingFundamentals of 3-DPhoto by Bradley CooperAngela Howard, fine arts junior, shows her artwork.I like howit shows theartist’s twiston the writtenword.Jonathon Jeffrieseducation freshmanDesign and Introductionto Studio Art during thefall 2011 semester.Holman said she hashad great success withher students and theirAltered Book project.Angela Howard, finearts junior, was oneof the many studentswhose work was showcasedat the event.Howard’s artworkwas a camping scene.Howard said that herinspiration for her workwas her love of camping.Howard createdsmall details such as acampfire, trees and anowl.Howard createdmuch of her art withsimple tools such as autility knife.“My cat almost destroyedmy piece,”Howard said.Jonathon Jeffries, secondaryeducation freshman,said he liked howthese books were givennew life by being shownat the Altered Bookexhibit.“I saw the exhibit[Altered Books] duringthe First-Year SeminarIUS Library tour and Iwas inspired by it,” Jeffriessaid. “I like how itshows the artist’s twiston the written word.”Donna Stallard, lecturerof fine arts, saidshe was very impressedwith the work the studentsin one hundredlevel classes had accomplished.“The works were assignedto the most talentedstudents in theIntro to Studio Art andthe Fundamentals to 3-DDesign classes,” Stallardsaid.Anne Allen, professorof art history, said shegreatly appreciated thepieces of art that kepttheir integrity as books.“It really helps forthem to hear feedbackand get their works acknowledged,”Allensaid. “They can alsocompare their workwith others outside oftheir class,”Moore said the exhibitbenefits visitors tothe IUS Library becauseit opens up the possibilityfor wonder at the intimacyof the pieces aswell as the beauty of theartwork.“The show can serveas a welcome escapefrom studying, leadingstudents to relax for afew moments to enjoythe great works of fellowstudents,” Moore said.Year of Dragon dancesthrough IUS campusBy TAYLORFERGUSONStafftayfergu@ius.eduThe Adult StudentCenter and Children’sCenter celebrated theYear of the Dragon as apart of the Chinese NewYear on Jan. 23.Once every month,various offices withinIU Southeast take turnshosting the DiversityBrown Bag Lunch seriesto raise awareness on diversity.Wanda Gregory,coordinator of the Children’sCenter, explainedthe purpose of the event.“Its purpose is to hosta program on a diversitytopic or issue that thestudents are interestedin or could learn from,”Gregory said.To celebrate the yearof the dragon, childrenwho attended made artsand crafts.“We made tangramsof dragons, paper lanterns,dragon fans,scratch colored dragonsand a Chinese calendarfor the year each childwas born,” Gregory said.“We also made paperfortune cookies to talkabout the Chinese beliefof what gives them goodfortune.”While making crafts,children and studentsdiscussed the differencebetween the Americanand Chinese New Year.“They got to learn notonly why the two holidaysare held differently,”Gregory said, “butalso why the Chinese[New Year] is a longerholiday and what happenson each day of theChinese holiday.”The first day of the2012 Chinese New Yeardoes not actually startuntil Jan. 23, 2012 inChina, since that is theday there is a new moonand is the first day of thefirst lunar month in theChinese Lunar Calendarsystem. The 2012 year isactually the 4,709 Chineseyear.The dragon is onepart of the 12-year cycleof animals which appearin the Chinese zodiacand is related to the Chinesecalendar.After crafts, childrenand students gotthe chance to mimic theDragon Dance, a formof traditional dance andperformance in Chineseculture. The DragonDance is a team of peoplecarrying the dragon,or an image of the dragon,on poles. A dragondance can be composedof up to 50 people.However, that manybodies were not availablefor this DragonDance.“We did not have agood turn out as theweather kept students,faculty and staff fromcoming to take part,”Gregory said.

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