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Back on home ice express Yourself The BG hockey team hosts the Alabama- Huntsville Chargers in a two-game week- end series. The Falcons have lost three straight games against Lake Superior State and Minnesota State | PaGe 9
Columnist Autumn Kunkel talks about her own personal traits while explaining how self definition shouldn’t be left to others, but left up to an individual to determine. | PaGe 8
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HoW do You THINk BG WIll do IN THe mAC CHAmpIoNsHIp?
“Tyler Tate is going to kick a field goal in the last seconds of the game for a 24-21 BG win.”
By Eric Lagatta Campus Editor
W hen the Falcons step onto Ford Field in Detroit on Friday night to compete in the MAC Championship game, it will be the team’s
first shot at the conference title in 10 years. The last time the Falcons competed in a
Mid-American Conference Championship was in 2003, when head coach Gregg Brandon’s team faced the Miami University squad led by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger,
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amy fryFaculty Association treasurer, andSaka Chamber make signs Thursday night at the group’s headquarters. They plan to pro- test faculty cuts Friday at the Board of Trustees meeting.
alumna Gloria Evangelista speaks at the Wolfe Center Thursday night. Evangelista is a former Paramount Pictures Executive and author.
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Campus metered parking more expensive than city
By Alex Krempasky Sports Editor
F or the BG football team, everything comes down to Friday’s Mid-American Conference Championship game against the nationally-
ranked Northern Illinois University Huskies in Detroit.
“We are playing what has been the pre- mier program in the MAC,” head coach Dave Clawson said. “You don’t go 12-0 in the regular season by accident. You don’t get
By Alex Alusheff Managing Editor
Faculty, students and community members will be protesting the University’s decision to cut 30 faculty during the Board of Trustees meeting Friday.
The protestors will hold signs with silhouettes on them representing each faculty member whose con- tract will be terminated and their contribution to the University, said David Jackson, president of the Faculty Association.
“It’s all about accountablity,” Jackson said. “It will show the terrible consequences of the terrible decisions of the administration.”
Jackson and roughly 10 other faculty and students made signs and called people to join their cause Thursday night at the Faculty Association Headquarters on Main Street above Finder’s Records.
The protesters will be standing in the hallway before the meeting with their signs. The meeting starts at 1:30 p.m. in Union 308. They will be present during the meeting for roughly an hour and will leave after the constituent reports, Jackson said. He’s hoping to have roughly 100 protestors show this year.
While 30 non-tenure faculty were notified of their contract non-renewals, there are 12 additional faculty not returning who were on one-year, non-renewable contracts, said David Kielmeyer, University spokesper- son. Kielmeyer said the 12 faculty were aware of their short term employment because the contract stated they would be working for one year.
Kielmeyer could not comment on how the adminis- tration would react to the protest.
“They certainly have the right to do that,” he said. The initial 30 reductions will save the University
roughly $1.4 million, Kielmeyer said. The contract non-renewals were made due to declin-
ing enrollment trends, he said. Of the 30 initial non- renewals, 26 are from the College of Arts and Sciences.
Kielmeyer said the deans of each college consulted with directors and chairs of each department to see where cuts could be made.
Faculty, students, to protest cuts
By Dylanne Petros Copy Chief
A quarter on campus gets stu- dents 15 minutes of parking at a meter, but downtown, that quar- ter is good for an hour.
The price to park at a meter on campus is 25 cents for 15 min- utes, or $1 an hour, said Aaron Kane, manager of parking.
This cost is 75 cents more an hour than parking a down- town, as an hour costs 25 cents, said Mark Strobel, a dispatcher for the Bowling Green Police Division.
The month of December is also a parking holiday down- town, so now parking is free.
“Even though the 25 cents an hour still is quite a bit lower than a lot of other areas, it would
still be able to give us a little bit more revenue,” Strobel said.
A parking ticket at a meter in the city is $5, compared to $10 on campus. But in the city, the tick- et will increase to $15 if unpaid for five days, while University tickets do not increase.
People only have to pay for the meters during the week because the city does not monitor the meters during the weekend, Strobel said.
Junior Aaron Hirt does not have a parking pass and instead uses the meters and pay-to-park lots on campus.
“I feel I pay plenty of money to the college to attend the University,” Hirt said. “Considering $747 of our tuition is going toward a ‘general fee’ and $60 for ‘special student
facility fee,’ I feel that no more of my money needs to be spent on parking.”
A quarter used to be good for a half hour on campus, but about three years ago the price increased after a group of con- sultants recommended it to “be more in line with other schools,” Kane said.
“We actually had consultants come in and look over our entire operation and make recommen- dations through the entire oper- ation,” Kane said.
The raise in price was rec- ommended by the consultants. Kent State and Miami University both charge a dollar an hour to park on campus while Cleveland State University charges $2 an
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n Touchscreen Gloves by Verloop $28 at BOWLING GREEN HATS AND APPAREL 133 S. Main St. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
These color-blocked gloves are designed to keep students’ hands warm as they use their touchscreen devices. Available in a variety of colors, the gloves are made with nano-metallic conductive yarn. This is perfect for girls and guys walking around campus. They won’t have to remove their gloves while operating their devices.
BG Hats and Apparel also carries unique women’s clothing, jewelry, socks and tights, ties, bowties, money clips, cufflinks and other creative gifts.
Shop Main Street for Gifts n Call of Duty: Ghosts, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Grand Theft Auto V $50 at GAME SOURCE+ 140 N. Main St. Open Noon to 7 p.m.
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By Jodi Abazoski
T he holidays are about giving, and when it comes to gifts it’s supposed to be the thought that counts, isn’t it?
But many feel that putting a gift card under the tree for a loved one isn’t personal or thoughtful enough of a gift. Some may even assert that it’s about as tactless as handing someone cash on Christmas morning or during whatever holiday you may celebrate. Gift cards have presented a newer holiday dilemma: they are great for the person who has everything, but are they good enough to stand as a present or not? I say gift cards do take an appropriate amount of time and energy to make a nice gift. They offer freedom to the receiver to get what they truly want or need and where you get the gift card from is where some thoughtfulness can come into play. Does Annie like Chipotle or Qdoba better? And, doesn’t Brandon go to Starbucks every morning? Gift cards make fine presents and perfect stocking stuffers, and here are the top places in Bowling Green to get gift cards for students:
5 Cinemark- Movies are a fun pastime for college students, and the Cinemark in Bowling Green’s
Woodland Mall is popular because of the in expensive tickets they offer. But the extra stuff, the popcorn, pop, and candy cost arguably more than they’re worth. When using a gift card, it’s easy to justify splurging,
4 Jimmy John’s- Or Subway, or Pita Pit… A sandwich shop is a perfect place to stop for a quick lunch between
classes, and Bowling Greens offers many located near campus.
3 The BGSU bookstore- The University sells gift cards for any amount needed that can be used in the bookstore
for clothes, school supplies, and get this, even books!
2 Starbucks- Micheal Paulus, director of dining services, told The BG News in November that the Starbucks
located in The Bowen-Thompson Student Union serves 1,200 people each day making it the most popular store in northwest Ohio. Chances are any BGSU student that receives a Starbucks gift card will be more than happy.
1 Circle K- This isn’t a plug for Circle K as any gas station works for a great gift card. Gas is expensive for anyone,
but especially struggling college students. Circle K’s Wooster Street location is convenient for students who live on or of campus.
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W hen planning your holiday shopping, there are still
many who struggle to find the perfect gift for your boyfriend or girlfriend. This guide will help you with ideas for gifts and stocking stuffers that your significant other will be sure to love. Gifts Figure out what their hobbies are. Do they play any sports or love any sport teams? Golf balls, golf tees, jerseys, sport team t-shirts, sweatshirts, drink ware, car accessories, posters, and other knick knacks make good gifts. n Gift cards. Grocery stores often carry them so you can grab a couple. n Perfume/cologne gift sets n Ties, fashion scarves n Shaving or manicure kit n Gloves, hats or winter scarves. Many stores are carrying gloves that you can still text and use you phone with. n Watch. Try Target or Kohl’s for some nice, inexpensive ones! n Wallet n DVDs n Purse or handbag n Video games n Any small necessities for their dorm room, apartment, house n Sweats or pajamas or a robe n Portable speaker n Slippers n Workout gear or clothing n Sweater n Something engraved or personal are items you can’t go wrong with n Picture frame with you two in it
Stocking Stuffers (Girls) n Phone case n Candle n Does she have a Pandora bracelet? Try getting a charm for it n Nail Polish n Manicure set n Bubble bath n Scented lotions n Earrings n Starbucks gift card n Lip Gloss, chap stick n Hair accessories n Christmas ornament n Chocolate n Small perfume samples
Stocking Stuffers (Guys) n Favorite snacks, candy and junk food items like beef jerky, chocolate covered bacon or pretzels n Lottery tickets n Gum, Mints n Gag gifts n Golf balls, golf tees n Undershirts, boxers, cozy socks n Small cologne samples n Chapstick n Baseball hat n Specialty soda n Money clip n Bottle opener n Ear buds n $5-$10 gift cards n Soap, razors and other grooming accessories n Deck of cards
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celebrating Christmas time. However, many in the U.S. and others around the world celebrate holidays throughout the year that though they may seem more uncommon to American customs, is just as important to those cultures.
Meaning “dedication” in Hebrew, Hanukkah celebrates the rededication of the Second Temple after the Jews drove Syrians out from their Promised Land in 166 B.C. Following the Hebrew calendar, Hanukkah may occur in November or December. On each evening of the eight-day holiday, a candle is lit on the menorah after sundown. The ninth candle, called the shamash (which means “helper”), is used to light the others. Jews usually recite blessings and display the menorah in a window during this ritual. Other traditions include eating potatoes pancakes, known as latkes and playing with four-sided spinning tops called dreidels. Also like Christmas, some exchange gifts during Hanukkah.
Translated from Swahili, meaning “first fruits,” Kwanzaa occurs between Dec. 26 and New Year’s Day. Dr. Malulana Karenga created Kwanzaa in 1966 to promote unity among the African American community after the Watts riots in Los Angeles. Many who celebrate Kwanzaa focus on the Seven Principles, which are the following ideals: Unity, Self- determination, Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity and Faith. On each evening of Kwanzaa, one of the seven candles on the candleholder, called the Kinara. After the lighting of each candle, a principle is discussed for that day, beginning with the black candle in the middle on the first night symbolizing Unity. Those who celebrate Kwanzaa celebrate a feast on Dec. 31 called Karamu. Gifts are also exchanged on this holiday.
BOXING DAY Usually, Boxing Day follows Christmas Day on Dec. 26. Boxing Day may occur on Monday if Dec. 26 falls on a Sunday. Many people may notice this holiday directly after Christmas. Even fewer may know why this holiday appears on the calendar. What is the most unknown about this holiday is the origin of its name. In old times, bosses gave their servants and workers gifts in a “Christmas Box.” Today, Boxing Day is celebrated as a bank or public holiday in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Hong Kong. Boxing Day may also be considered the Black Friday of Britain, Canada and Australia. Retailers in these countries may draw the most shoppers on one single day of the year with many door buster deals and dramatic price reductions.
As a holy month of Islam, Ramadan is for fasting, self-reflection and prayer. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islam calendar. Many followers of Islam celebrate Ramadan because it is the month when Muhammad first received revelations of what became the Quran. Muslims who have reached puberty and are in good health fast from food and drink each day
World Celebrates Holidays Beyond Christmas of Ramadan from dawn to dusk. During this time, followers are also to avoid smoking, partaking in sexual behavioral, thinking or speaking impure or unkind thoughts and words, and practicing immoral behavior. Many see this time of fasting to practice self- restraint and introspection. Also, many see it as a time of cleansing the soul and empathizing with those in the world who are hungry and less fortunate. Id al-Fitr, a major feast is celebrated the day after Ramadan ends. The feast includes meals with family and gift exchanges. Id al-Fitr may last three days after Ramadan ends. Following the Islam lunar calendar Ramadan will occur again in late June of 2014.
Friday, December 6, 2013 4THE PULSE
Fashion group plans future activities
Fad Watch strives to increase diversity, relieve stress
Toledo music duo to rock Howard’s Club H PHOTO PROVIDED
By Geoff Burns Pulse Editor
When Dean Tartaglia and Matt Klein work toward their passion for music, their driving force is commitment.
The bassist/singer and drum- mer/singer respectively form the duo Toledo rock band Silent Lions and are set to hit the stage at Howard’s Club H on Saturday night, with opening acts from
Tree No Leaves and The Miracle Vitamins.
The band has only been secured for about a year and has already released an EP “The Parliaments,” has been on con- stant touring and is in the works of releasing another EP, “The Compartments” in January. Before Silent Lions, Tartaglia played saxophone and Klein played drums in a band called Gold, which is no longer.
Klein, who attended the University as a student from 2001 to 2005, pursuing an art degree, said he always knew he wanted to play music, and it was going to happen one way or another. Right before Silent Lions was born, Klein and Tartaglia decided to quit Gold, while at the same time
By Hannah Benson Pulse Reporter
Since canceling its Ugly Sweater Party, Fad Watch has started preparations for their Valentine’s Day ball, called Red Velvet Soiree, which will be hosted Feb. 15.
Vice President of Fad Watch, Kayla Fowler, said collabora- tion with WFAL radio station ultimately led to the party can- cellation, which was originally planned for Dec. 5.
“They basically had the music and we were providing the games and the contest,” Fowler said. “They bailed out last minute because they said they should have had more time to plan.”
However, Fowler said students should look forward to the Red Velvet Soiree, which will be more of an “upscale event.”
“It’s very casual and nobody really gets dressed up for things here, when they go out,” Fowler said. “So we’re trying to show more of the ballroom look and kind of make it like prom all over again.”
President of Fad Watch, Ajia Mason, said the group wanted to
give students a chance to relive the days of high school dances.
“A lot of people say they miss dressing up for occasions like [high school dances], so we wanted to give those people a chance to kind of relive it a little,” Mason said.
The ball will cost $7 per ticket, it will be catered, the University jazz band will be performing and it will include a ballroom-style fashion show.
Fowler said the group will be hosting auditions for models the first week of spring semester in hopes to gain more diversity in the group.
“I really hope that we get more diversity in our models, because I feel like we’ve had that, but we just want more because pretty much we all look the same on our board, but our organization is all about diversity,” Fowler said. “We want to reach out to every culture.”
Ultimately, Mason said she wants students to have fun and relieve stress at its events.
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By Kathryne Rubright Pulse Reporter
Liz Tousey and Susannah Cleveland believe visits to the library can be fun. “It’s not all stern looks and shushing,” said Tousey, circulation and student
supervisor at the Music Library and Sound Recordings Archives. Tousey and Cleveland have fun by engaging visitors in “sleevefacing,” which is
lining up a person and a record sleeve so they both appear to be one and photo- graphing the illusion.
“I think it shows that we can have fun,” Tousey said.
Students engage in photo illusions at Jerome Library
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top: Senior Aby Morales, a student worker at the music library, holds a record sleeve in front of 2nd year master’s student David Carson’s face as Student Supervisor Liz Tousey takes a photo. The students are sleevefacing.
Right: David Carson uses a Peter Gabriel record sleeve to sleeveface in the library Wednesday afternoon.
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“My expectations for these events are just for people to come and have fun,” Mason said. “Everyone gets a little stressed from all of their school work, and we would just like people to relax a little and not think about classes for a few hours.”
Freshman Gabby Winger said she has been encour- aged by those in charge of the organization to “par- ticipate and contribute to
their ideas.” As a result of this,
Wringer was involved with the Oct. 4 Fad Watch fash- ion show, which she said she enjoyed.
“I helped models with quick changes back stage, and helped keep every- thing organized. I also helped organize the seats for the audience,” Winger said. “The entire show had a very high-energy vibe to it, and it was overall a real- ly great experience.”
Wringer said she would be helping set up the Red Velvet Soiree.
Mason said the executive board encourages feed- back from the general body because it provides them with additional, new ideas.
Wringer said she is able to see the hard work both Mason and Fowler put into Fad Watch events.
“I could really tell that those who were in charge of the event put a lot of time and effort into it, and really cared about it as a whole,” Winger said. “It takes a lot of dedication to make large events like this hap- pen, and for them to run smoothly.”
At the same time, they are serious about taking good shots.
“Most people are really haphazard about it. We are very precise,” said Cleveland, head librar- ian of the Music Library and Sound Recordings Archives.
Tousey said she usually takes five or six shots to make sure she gets a per- fect lineup.
It’s easiest to create a sleevefacing based on matching clothing, so Tousey and Cleveland keep some records orga- nized by clothing color separate from the rest of the collection. Visitors can work with Tousey and Cleveland to select an album that matches the clothes they happen to be wearing.
“The better things match, the more the optical illusion works,” Tousey said.
However, it’s also possi- ble to plan ahead and dress for a particular album.
Michael Lee, a 2012 graduate, completed mul- tiple sleevefacings and used both approaches.
“I chose colors that I
knew that I had, as well as pictures I was interested in completing,” Lee said.
Lee worked in the Music Library, and sometimes Cleveland or Tousey would notice his outfit could match well with a particular album.
After choosing an album, Tousey, Cleveland and the subject will decide what pose is nec- essary to match up with the album.
“I tried to recreate the body language that I thought was happening in the picture already,” Lee said. “I put myself in the position that I believed the artist was also in.”
Once the pose is estab- lished, adjustments in the subject’s position and in the distance of the album from the camera are made until there is a perfect lineup.
“It probably took five minutes at most,” Lee said.
The Music Library Facebook page has been home to sleevefacing pic- tures since Tousey and Cleveland began tak- ing them. Recently, they started a Tumblr blog for the pictures.
“You can kind of see the ripples better,” Cleveland said, referring to Tumblr users’ ability to reblog posts.
The blog is called
“Library Sleevefacing.” The tit le intentional- ly does not refer to the University, which allows other libraries to feel free to submit sleevefac- ings, Cleveland said. The only rules are that sub- missions must be photo- graphed in a library and they can’t be digitally altered.
Although Tousey and Cleveland have fun with their sleevefacing project, it does benefit the Music Library.
“It turned out to be this really good outreach activ- ity,” Cleveland said. “It gives [us] a chance to con- nect with patrons.”
Tousey said sometimes they have asked random students in the library to pose for a sleevefacing, which can lead to those students coming back and interacting more. Cleveland said people who used to silently study might say hello.
Tousey and Cleveland estimate that they have photographed 250-300 sleevefacings since the summer of 2010. They encourage anyone who is interested in sleevefac- ings to visit and ask to do one.
“[Tousey and Cleveland are] always a lot of fun to work with,” Lee said.
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put a halt to the bassist’s other project Mind Fish, who was able to open for Tenacious D in the past, to solely focus on the new priority.
“We saw the band as an opportunity to do some- thing that we haven’t done before,” Klein said. “It’s something challenging and different for us. We both just saw in each other that we were really serious and wanted to keep the momentum going.”
When the heavy soul rock duo aren’t driving their van with a trailer full of equipment, they’re busy trying to create new songs to expand the band musically.
Tartaglia said one of the inf luences on the band comes from the beats and
rhythms of hip hop, which even stemmed from per- forming in Gold. Writing and performing music together with Klein in the previous band makes him easier to work with in Silent Lions, as the two share the same influenc- es and understand one another, he said.
“I think we’re both pret- ty lucky that we have very similar goals and ideas about what we want to do musically,” Tartaglia said. “We both don’t have to compromise about what we want to go for.”
Dustin Galish and his band Tree No Leaves has performed several shows with Silent Lions through- out the past year. He said the two bands share simi- lar sounds in what they both want to create and how Klein and Tartaglia are entirely DIY artists, just like Tree No Leaves.
“They do everything themselves and have accomplished a lot,” Galish said. “It’s inspiring to me to try and do some similar things and in the end being inspired by the musicians is why a lot of us still play.”
The show is open to the public starting at 10 p.m. with a cover fee of $4.
“Playing music can really define you through its constant challenges,” Klein said. “Like anything, the harder and smarter you work, the more you’ll find reward.”
By Amber Petkosek Social Media Editor
Disney’s newest animat- ed movie “Frozen” stars Kristin Bell as Anna the princess of Arandelle, and Idina Mensel as Elsa, the Snow Queen and Anna’s older sister.
The movie focuses on Anna trying to find true love and bringing her sister back to Arandelle after her powers caused Arandelle to be in an eternal winter.
Along the way she meets Kristoff [Johnathan Gross] the ice salesmen, and his reindeer Sven.
Before leaving Arandelle Anna met Hans, a prince who came for Elsa’s coro- nation that Anna became engaged to the very day she met him.
The entirety of the movie you spend wondering who the real bad guy is. Is it Elsa? Is it the angry Duke of Weselton? Is it Hans?
This is something that
Disney rarely does in their movies; it is gener- ally stated from the very beginning of the movie who the villain is. The switch is definitely some- thing new for Disney, and I hope they continue to keep things the same.
The animation in the movie is stunning. I can only imagine how long doing some of the ice cas- tle scenes took. The detail that was put into them is unprecedented.
Despite my extreme love of Disney, and Disney princesses as a whole, I do not consider myself a fan of musical movies. Especially not the most recent Disney movies where the songs are more cheesy than enjoyable. “Frozen” is not much dif- ferent. There is the end- less amount of feel good, kid-friendly songs or the kid-friendly, internal- struggle songs.
Somehow despite the
near endless amount of musical numbers in Disney movies, I find myself con- tinually attracted to them. There is something about the Disney magic that makes the musical hater in me still love it.
The movie had a twist ending that I wasn’t sure if I saw coming or not. For the first time in a while during a Disney movie, I was not entirely certain how it was going to end. I thought one thing was going to happen and the next thing I know the plot took an unexpected turn. It kept me more interested than I generally already am for being a self-pro- claimed Disney freak.
Overal l, I def initely recommend the movie to other people. It was a very sweet movie that wasn’t too childish. The movie moved very quick, and there were no points in it where things were dragging.
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BAND From Page 4
DAViD cArSoN, a second year master’s student, poses for a sleeveface picture using a Peter Gabriel album cover.
“We saw the band as an opportunity to do something that we haven’t done before.” Matt Klein | Drummer
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WED., DEC. 4 9:00 A.M. Complainant reported that sometime during the night an unknown person stole a grill, grill cover and propane tank within the 300 block of Bentwood Ln. The items were valued at $300.
11:35 P.M. Michelle C. Matash, 20, of Bowling Green, was cited for prohibited acts within the 100 block of N. Main St.
THURS., DEC. 5 2:53 A.M. Robert F. Musgrove III, of Bowling Green, was cited for disorderly conduct/public uri- nation within the 500 block of E. Wooster St.
By Dominic Binkley Reporter
Students experiencing headaches from trying to understand the Affordable Care Act might be able to pay for a doctor’s visit with an insurance plan from the Act’s new Health Insurance Marketplace.
The ACA, better known as Obamacare, is one of the most significant changes to U.S. healthcare since the introduction of Medicare and Medicaid in the early 1960’s, said Richard Sipp, director of the Center for Student Health at the Nov. 22 Graduate Student Senate meeting.
Going into full effect Jan. 1, the new law creates a core set of benefits that all health insurance companies are required to provide, such
as coverage for prescrip- tion drugs, hospitaliza- tion and pregnancy, said Tammy Ford, student insur- ance representative for the Student Insurance Office.
Under the law, people who can afford health insurance but do not have coverage in 2014 may have to pay a pen- alty in addition to the cost of all their health care, accord- ing to healthcare.gov.
The law also created the Health Insurance Marketplace on healthcare. gov as a guide to help those undecided about their cov- erage choose and purchase a plan.
Ohio has four tiers of plans available on the market- place: Catastrophic, Bronze, Silver and Gold, with premi- ums ranging from $200 to $450 a month, Ford said. An online application must be
completed to get individual price estimates.
While some plans are cheaper than others, not every plan meets the mini- mum requirements set by the University, Ford said.
High deductible plans like the Catastrophic plan, which offers less than 60 percent expense coverage, and Bronze, which offers 60 percent, do not meet the requirements for the insur- ance waiver, she said.
The Silver plan offers 70 percent coverage and the Gold plan offers 80 per- cent but specific plans may or may not meet the University’s minimum requirements.
Marlene Reynolds, assis- tant director for Business and Information Systems, said students can go to healthcare.gov to see
their available plans and then contact the Student Insurance Office to ask about their options.
“You can bring that infor- mation in [to the Student Insurance Office] and we can let you know what plans would meet the require- ments and which ones would not and that way you can decide whether you want to purchase a plan on the marketplace or pur- chase our plan,” she said.
The University’s stu- dent health insurance plan offered through UnitedHealthcare meets the ACA’s minimum requirements, so students will not have to pay a pen- alty, Ford said.
With that plan, students can choose to pay either By Amber Petkosek
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Getting a free cup of water may not be as easy for stu- dents anymore.
Previously, at all dining locations, students could get a cup of water at no charge. Dining Services has begun to charge 25 cents for a cup of water during late night at Marco’s Pizza.
Mike Paulus, the director of Dining Services, said the reason for the cups being charged is because of a water fight.
“We had a group of stu- dents who felt it was a game and were using our cups full of water to have a water fight in the Union,” he said. “When they were challenged on it, they threw the water at my attendant and ran away. They can now pay for it.”
Paulus said another rea- son they began to charge for water is the cost of the cups, straws and lids.
“No one gives me the cups for free, the lids for free or the straws for free,” he said.
Paulus said he doesn’t want to make all of the dining halls charge for water, but if this continues to be a problem it may be considered.
If students purchase food they do still get water for free. The only time they are charged is if they are getting only water.
“Do our cashiers or asso- ciates have the discretion to not charge for a cup of water if someone needed one? Absolutely,” Paulus said.
Sarah Meyer, the mar- keting director for Dining Services, said the amount of people in the lines who wanted to get a cup of water without ordering food was causing people to not get in line because it appeared to be much longer than it actually was.
Although there was money being lost on the cups, lids and straws, the bigger issue was the service being provid- ed to students.
“It wasn’t quite as big of an issue with the money as more so the customer ser- vice, and the staff having to spend a lot of time doing that for students, and not spend- ing time on the students who wanted to purchase food,” Meyer said.
Meyer said she thinks the employees will enforce the charge because they are the ones who brought it to the attention of management.
“Usually when we ask our employees to do something they do it,” she said. “It came from them.”
Freshman Rebecca Wait said she thinks Marco’s charging for water is a good move by the University.
“I think it’s going to be positive, people can go get water other places,” she said. “I don’t think it’s hard to go to the water fountain.”
The goal of charging for water is very straight forward, Meyer said.
“We’re hoping that it can reduce the lines and help with the customer service,” Meyer said.
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hour. Ohio University, on the other hand, charges 75 cents an hour.
Hirt said that the cost to park at the meters is one of “convenience.”
“I feel enoug h of our money is spent on tuit ion and fees,” Hirt said. “Parking can sim- ply be factored into that ‘general fee.’”
now a two-time Super Bowl Champion and the quar- terback for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
BG lost that game 49-27, its second loss that sea- son to the RedHawks. The only other loss in the regu- lar season was to the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Now, after years of rebuilding, and switch- ing from MAC West to MAC East, they’re making another trip to the confer- ence championship to face Northern Illinois, this time with their sights set on tak- ing the title.
“When the season started, our football team expected to be here,” said head coach Dave Clawson at a press conference Wednesday.
Clawson’s first year with BG was 2009, when the team went 7-6 but lost to the University of Idaho 42-43 in the Humanitarian Bowl in Boise, Idaho. The following season, the
Falcons went 2-10. “When we were 2-10,
we had a vision of what we wanted it to look like,” Clawson said at the press conference. “Our goal is to become MAC champions.”
Clawson credited the success of the team with a strong senior class.
“Our senior class has certainly given a great example to our younger players,” Clawson said. “They’re the reason we’re in this position.”
Fifth-year senior Ted Ouellet, defensive tackle, was redshirted in the 2009 season. He said he’s proud to be part of the transfor- mation the team has made since then.
“We built up to this game for five years now,” said Ouellet. “It’s been a really big turnaround.”
Jim Elsasser, associate athletic director for internal affairs, was with the Athletic Department in 2003.
That year’s champion- ship was at the Doyt L. Perry Stadium, which drew national attention to the
University, Elsasser said. The level of competition
in the MAC is part of the reason it’s been a decade since the Falcons have had a shot at a conference title, said Athletic Director Chris Kingston.
“It says a lot about both the coaching staff and the players and the com- mitment they’ve made,” Kingston said. “Football games are hard to win and getting to the top, getting to the championship, it’s a process.”
Kingston attributed this year’s success to Clawson, the rest of the coaching staff, the players and the support of everyone at the University.
“This team is prepared for greatness right now and they’re prepared for great- ness in the coming years,” Kingston said.
Members of the 2003 team have come to games this season, and they will also be at the conference championship, showing support for the Falcons, Kingston said.
A championship game is a new challenge for all the players, Ouellet said.
“For most of the kids I’ve played with, this is unchart- ed territory,” he said.
The plan, he said, is to “treat it like any other game.”
Elsasser described 2003’s team as a “high- f lying, offensive, thrill- ing team,” very similar to 2013’s team.
“It’s an exciting brand of football. Bowling Green is very disciplined,” Elsasser said. “[Clawson has] done a tremendous job building the program.”
In 2003, quarterback Josh Harris passed for 3,813 yards and 27 touchdowns. He also rushed for 972 yards and 13 touchdowns on top of that.
Running back P.J. Pope rushed for 1,057 yards and 10 touchdowns during the 2003 season.
Comparatively, cur- rent running back Travis Greene rushed for 1,476 this season and 10 touch- downs. Quarterback Matt Johnson passed for 2,802
yards and 18 touchdowns. The Falcons’ regular
season record in 2003 was 10-2. This year they went 9-3.
The 2003 team rushed for 2,750 yards that sea- son and passed for 4,206, with a total of 61 offensive touchdowns. Compared to this year, the team rushed for 2,516 yards and passed for 3,053 with 39 offensive touchdowns.
Senior Luke Zerkle, pres- ident of Falcon Fanatics, said the team has shown significant improvement since he was a freshman.
“This is the first time in awhile so it’s nice to wit- ness that transformation as a student,” Zerkle said.
The Athletic Department received 4,000 tickets to sell at the University, all of which are sold out. The Falcon Fanatics had 83 tickets for its members.
“I know students are excited and I’m expecting big things,” Zerkle said. “I think BG definitely has a chance to shock some people.”
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“It was based on the needs of the program, student needs and class demand,” he said.
For example, if two facul- ty taught two different sec- tions of the same class, but neither were filled to capac- ity, the idea was to combine those sections into one class, taught by one faculty mem- ber, Kielmeyer said.
The reductions this year are in the wake of the 73 non- renewals made last year by the University.
Jackson organized a silent protest last year as well.
With these reductions, faculty have raised concerns that this will increase class sizes and negatively impact students’ education.
“Our belief is that stu- dents learn best in small classes,” Jackson said. “Fewer faculty takes away from that experience.”
Some students also feel this will limit their experience.
“It’s not good for the value of my degree or my fellow stu- dents,” said junior Michael Hart, who helped faculty make signs and phone calls for the protest. “The admin- istration isn’t thinking clear- ly and this is not what they should be doing.”
Based on enrollment data,
Kielmeyer said that even though the faculty were cut, on average, class sizes increased by just one student.
Though there may not be a significant increase in class size, some depart- ments affected by the non- renewals may have to limit class offerings.
Mathematics and Statistics is losing the most faculty of any department, with five not returning next year— four from the initial cuts and one with the strictly one-year contract.
The department will not be authorizing new sections and the faculty will have to “work hard to compensate and split the workload,” said Kit Chan, department chair of Mathematics and Statistics.
Though the department runs a new $5.65 million math emporium, a facility in Olscamp where students take basic math courses on the computer, it was not the reason for the reductions, Chan said. Because students learn math at different paces, the emporium is meant to capitlize on that, Chan said.
While Chan said the department will remain intact, he is sad to see faculty leave.
“We are called a family,” he said. “We enjoy each other’s presence; we’ve been work- ing together for a while.”
Though the University is trimming the size of the non-tenured faculty, it is looking to fill 14 tenure posi- tions for next fall, Kielmeyer said. Though Kielmeyer was unable to say what depart- ments were looking to hire faculty, the process is cur- rently underway. It also hired 22 tenure faculty for this semester, he said.
Tenure professors cannot be fired from the University without a reason. To get tenure, a faculty member must go through a six-year process where they pro- duce research, receive good feedback from students and undergo a yearly review by their department, accord- ing to a Feb. 27 article in The BG News.
“We think it’s important to make a long-term investment in that faculty and program,” Kielmeyer said. “Non-tenure track faculty play a critical role in higher education, however, we’re making a commitment to these pro- grams by hiring tenure track faculty.”
Jackson feels the admin- istration is not showing the proper commitment.
“The numbers don’t show that at all,” he said. “There are 72 less faculty than last year. If the University had it’s way, we’d all be adjunct so they could fire us at the drop of a hat.”
Cuts by the numbers
TOTAL: 42 Arts and Sciences - 26 Biological Sciences - 2 Computer Science -1 History- 1 Mathmatics & Statistics - 4 Philosophy - 2 Physics and Astronomy - 2 Psychology - 1 Romance & Classical Studies - 3
Sociology - 2 Theater & Film - 1 GSW - 1 Ethnic Studies - 1 Popular Culture - 1 Art - 2 Communications - 1 Business Administration - 2 Economics - 1 Accounting & MIS - 1 Education & Human Development - 1
Teaching & Learning - 1 Firelands - 1 Humanities - 1 An Additional 12 faculty on one-year non-renew- able contracts will not be returning.
*Numbers provided by University Spokesperson Dave Kielmeyer
Jackson said the Faculty Association is not behind the posters that read
“BGFU” juxtaposed with a picture of President Mary Ellen Mazey, saying it’s
“not our way of doing things.”
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By William Channell Reporter
University artists will be able to showcase their work at this year’s annual ArtsX expo, to be hosted Friday.
An event celebrating student creativity, ArtsX brings together members of the schools of music, theatre and film and fine arts under one banner.
ArtsX will be hosted from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday in the Fine Arts Center, Wolfe Center for the Performing Arts and Kobacker Hall in the Moore Musical Arts building.
“The spirit of the event is to kind of showcase the creativity that takes place on campus,” said Dennis Wojtkiewicz, a professor in the fine arts depart- ment. “The important thing about this event is it makes what we do accessi- ble to the general public.”
Scott Henley, a senior digital arts major who has work in the event, said ArtsX provides an oppor- tunity for students to see what art majors do.
“A lot of people don’t know what art students do,” Henley said. “This is a good way to show, ‘[this is] what our final looks like.’”
Sophomore graphic design major Tristan Saffron-Cottrell said the event is a good way for art students to stay connected with each other.
“It lets us see what everybody else is doing,” Saffron-Cottrell said.
Wojkiewicz said the seg- mented nature of ArtsX might make it easier for viewers to take in.
“I think people are kind of intimidated to go to an art opening, or a [the- atre] production,” he said. “[ArtsX is] almost like a sampler, where you can go from one performance or exhibition to another.”
Wojkiewicz said the event is to raise aware- ness of University arts in general.
“I guarantee you half the folks on campus haven’t been in any of these build- ings,” he said. “If we can get people to come over here and see what hap- pens, what energy [and]
creativity takes place in these buildings, they might be inclined to come back for something more substantial in the future.”
Henley said the event is a good opportunity for art students as well.
“Not everyday can stu- dents put their artwork in a show,” Henley said. “It’s a really good way for [our work to be] in a gallery in a professional manner.”
Wojkiewicz said this year’s event had the departments involved work together more cohe- sively than in the past.
“There’s a real con- science effort to pull this thing together,” Wojkiewicz said. “I would say this is the first year where you’re seeing a truly collaborative effort.”
Legitimacy, Henley said, is an important part of showcasing student art.
“Something I hear is, ‘it’s not really work if you enjoy it,’” Henley said. “We work really hard, too, and pay a lot of money for these projects. It takes a lot of time management to do these pieces.”
to four-consecutive MAC Championship games because you’re lucky.”
The main goal for the Falcons will be to stop I l l inois qua r terback Jordan Lynch and the Northern Illinois rushing attack, which is ranked No. 4 in the nation with an average of 318.9 rushing yards per game.
Lynch is a dominant force as a passer and a runner. He has thrown for 2,457 yards and rushed for 1,755 yards, which is 748 more than the starting running back Cameron Stingily.
“It’s very easy to get caught up in Jordan Lynch,” Clawson said. “He certainly deserves every accolade that he has received. But to say that he’s the whole foot- ball team would really not be fair.”
BG’s defense gives up an average of 134.8 rushing yards per game, which is No. 28 in the nation.
However, it only gives up an average of 161.8 passing yards per game, making them the nation’s fourth best behind Florida Atlantic University (161.1 per game), the University of Louisville (159.6 per game) and Florida State
University (153.0 per game).
This will be an area in which BG has the advan- tage because Northern Illinois averages only 223.4 passing yards per game, which is No. 72 in the country.
With the given facts, BG’s defense has proven to be NIU’s most challenging this season. The Huskies have only faced one oppo- nent who’s total defense is ranked in the upper half of the FBS — Iowa.
Iowa’s defense in cur- rently ranked No. 9 in the nation, only two places behind BG’s defense. The Hawkeyes, who averaged 303.2 yards per game, allowed 438 yards against Northern Illinois, 163 of which were rushing. This was NIU’s lowest rushing total in a game all season, and defeated Iowa on a field goal with four sec- onds remaining.
BG’s offense has been more successful this sea- son than Northern Illinois’ defense. Although the Huskies only give up an average of 147.9 rushing yards per game, they give up an average of 264.2 pass- ing yards, putting them at No. 108 in the country.
BG’s offense also never scored less than 24 points against MAC opponents and 10 points against non- conference opponents.
NIU’s defense allows an average of 23.6 points per game 35 points against the University of Idaho, who went 1-11 this season, and 39 points against Eastern Illinois University, a FCS opponent.
Northern Illinois has won 12-straight games dating back to its 31-10 loss to the then-ranked No. 12 Florida State University Seminoles in the Discover Orange Bowl Jan. 1.
Northern Illinois hasn’t lost to a MAC oppo- nent since its 48-41 loss to Central Michigan University on Oct. 1, 2011.
Despite the hype, Northern Illinois is only favored by three points, which is a testament of BG’s dominance on defense.
“This has always been known as an offensive league and there’s always more than two thirds of the teams that are in the top half in offensive num- bers,” Clawson said. “I’m proud of our defense and I think they are respected and they deserve it.”
The MAC Championship game in Detroit between BG and Northern Illinois is set to kick off at 8 p.m. and tickets are still avail- able online.
Follow @BGNewsSports for live updates from Ford Field through out the day and game.
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A STudenT Exhibition Monday night projects images onto the Wolfe Center as a preview for ArtsX, which is Friday.
SeniOr Anne Yenrick and Junior Veronica Rasicci do pushups at the Pajama Party on Thursday night.
STudenTS ATTend the pajama party at the Perry Field House. The Department of Recreation and Wellness handed out refreshments.
The PAjAmA Party at the Perry Field House on Thursday night allowed students to relax before the last week of classes.
annually or by semester. The total cost for coverage during the 2013-14 school year is $1,581 and the cost for this spring semester is $916, according to the University website.
Ford said the plan was designed in collaboration with six other Ohio uni- versities in what is called t he Inter-Universit y Council.
“We all work together to come up with this plan
designed for our students that not only has good benefits, but a fair price,” she said.
St udent s a l ready en rol led i n t he University’s plan can waive for the spring semester but must do so before Dec. 23, the dead- line to have coverage beginning Jan. 1.
If students choose to waive for the spring, there are some stipula- tions, Ford said.
“You can’t use the plan after Dec. 31,” she said. “The spring plan starts on
Jan. 1 so if you use it, we can’t help you waive it.”
Ford said students con- sidering different plans should view their options online and contact the Student Insurance Office at 419-372-7495 with any questions. A series of forums will be also be hosted in January for stu- dents to ask questions.
“If you’re interested in the marketplace, you’ll want to go to healthcare. gov, start looking at the plans and figure out what is going to best suit you,” Ford said.
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Take control of your own identity, self definition
Embrace higher education as chance to learn, despite stress, workload
paul mckenzie Columnist
Becoming a healthy, stable adult can be a difficult and even painful process.
Growing up means that one has to slowly start becoming independent on various levels, ranging from that of financial indepen- dence to solid emotional stability.
Another big part of grow- ing up is learning how to unabashedly be the person that one so desires to be. In this level, there can be a lot of fierce opposition.
People can be critical and fervently push for confor- mity, or for one to fit their own personal vision of what a decent human being should be.
But what’s important to remember is that individu- als alone are responsible for their own self-definition; they shouldn’t let the criti- cism of others or social stig- mas stifle their own desired personal growth.
Now, it should first be noted that not all criticism is necessarily bad, and some should be adhered to.
If, for example, one goes around punching people in the face, and others criti- cize them for that behavior, then it might be wise to stop that behavior.
Causing pain to others – physical or otherwise – is not something that should be personally accepted or that one should take pride in.
When I say one shouldn’t let the criticism of others or social stigmas stifle their desired development, I’m talking about the criticism of harmless traits that sim- ply may not conform to the norm or to what others may envision as ideal for an individual.
My personal experience has further encouraged this notion for me.
I am a naturally loud, assertive human being. Being female, this means that growing up I got a lot of criticism for this trait, as people generally prefer females to be quiet and submissive.
It was tough growing up; I always tried to be “dain- tier” or more fragile, but the fact of the matter is, that’s not who I am, and it never will be.
In fact, I’ve grown to love the strong, not so dainty woman that I’ve become.
My assertive trait that’s been so gallantly criticized is useful for my naturally ambitious persona; it is part of my own personal self- definition, and it’s not some- thing that I would ever want to change.
I mentioned that while growing up, people tried to stifle my natural assertive- ness, but it’s something that I still deal with today.
The only difference is that I have learned to brush that criticism right off, because it’s something that I per- sonally have grown to like about myself. In my eyes, I am causing no harm with this trait.
My assertiveness might rub some the wrong way or initially put people off, but it’s not completely det- rimental to myself or oth- ers. My point is, while this trait might not be held in high regard by everyone, it’s not necessarily a bad thing, so it’s not something that really needs to be changed. Instead of com- pletely changing this aspect of myself, I’ve allowed this characteristic to assimilate into my self-definition, and I feel better for letting myself be who I want to be instead of adhering to naysayers.
I’ve used my own personal experience to demonstrate the point that, when it comes to one’s own personal defini- tion, it’s important for them to take control of who they are and who they want to be.
Something as intimate as self-definition is not something that should be left in the hands of others to deal with.
The greatest gift to oneself is the ability to self-define as one so pleases and the greatest harm can be caused if one allows others to have that power.
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autumn kunkel Columnist
“We looked for a system that would meet the needs of our students and
faculty at the best possible value.”
“I viewed my professors as
friends and people I could trust. I can say I truly, absolutely and
completely loved my three years of a
second chance. ”
LETTERTO THE EDITOR University investment in phone system worth cost To the editor:
As the University’s Chief Information Officer, one of my responsibilities is oversight of our telecom- munications system. In a guest column last month, a faculty member questioned the cost and necessity of our new phone system. I wanted to take a moment to clear up some possible misconceptions.
The new phone system is a part of the upgrades we have made as part of a “Unified Communications
Project.” Earlier this year, we entered into a five- year contract with Cisco Systems to provide the University’s 4,500-plus phone lines and related ser- vices like voice mail along with a host of other impor- tant system enhancements
and new services. Our old phone system
was installed in 2001 and had reached the end of its effective life. Like any purchase we make at the University, we looked for a system that would meet the needs of our students and faculty at the best possible value. I believe we were extremely suc- cessful in meeting both of those goals.
By partnering with two other Ohio Universities [Shawnee State and Ohio University] in the bid- ding process, we were able to secure a much better system at a slightly lower
cost— $550,000 a year— than what we were paying for the old telephone sys- tem. Because Cisco is also the provider to the majority of Ohio’s other major state colleges and universities, we anticipate that there will be additional opportu- nities for savings.
Some of the most impor- tant improvements involve 9-1-1 emergency calls. As part of this new system the University was able to part- ner with the Wood County Sheriff’s Office to route calls more accurately and efficiently. Additionally, an enhanced feature has been added for 9-1-1 calls made
from cellular phones. Calls from cellular phones will appear on a map for the 9-1-1 dispatcher to provide greater location details for first responders.
Other features of the new system include:
WebX, an online meeting service that can accommo- date up to 1,000 participants;
Upgrades to our call centers for the Office of the Bursar, Office of Admissions and 14 other departments, which will enhance customer service and response time;
The ability to send “Alert BG” emergency informa- tion to phone displays;
Video calling; Instant messaging; From a faculty per-
spective, it is important to understand that the University is required to provide phone and voice- mail services under the terms of our collective bargaining agreement with the BGSU Faculty Association.
I hope this provides a clearer understand- ing of the need and benefits of our Unified Communication plan.
John Ellinger Chief Information Officer
Mandela, a face for ending segregation in South Africa, was a revolutionary, a freedom fighter and a president after spending 27 years in prison throughout his lifetime.
After struggling with his health in recent years, Mandela died Thursday.
1. “Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”
2. “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
3. “I hate race discrimination most intensely and in all its manifestations. I have fought it all during my life; I fight it now, and will do so until the end of my days.”
4. “A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”
5. “Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people.”
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On Dec. 5, 2013, Nelson Mandela passed away at the age of 95.
PEOPLE ON THE STREET How do you think BG will do in the MAC Championship game? “I hope they will do well.”
“I don’t know, but I want them to win.”
“We are going to win.”
“I feel like we are the underdogs, but we have a good chance at winning.”
BGNEWS.COM Have your own take on today’s People On The Street? Or a suggestion for a question? Give us your feedback at bgnews.com.
LAURA BENDER Senior, Pyscology and Nursing
BRIEE NEIL Junior, Exercise Science
SIMONE MANSFIELD Sophomore, Physical Education
RYAN FERENAC Freshman, Undecided
The end of the semester is in sight.
All the hard work done early in the term has paid off and now we can all coast and reap the rewards of hard work, right?
Let me get back to real- ity. Get off your tail, quit procrastinating, and finish strong. As a graduate student I must tell you a little secret: this applies to us also.
End of semester stress is real, it is palpable, and it is ever-present. None of us are immune to it. That being said, I feel we should savor it.
As some of you know, I am firmly ensconced in middle age. I am 42 and I am loving school.
Sure, papers are a chore as are exams, but they do pay off in the end; and I do not mean monetarily. They pay off in a much deeper way.
I started college in the fall of 1990 at age 19. I did not earn my bachelor’s degree until 2011 at the age of 40.
Yes, there were many stops and starts during that time and I racked up student loans I will not pay off until I am 121, but I learned much from classes and life.
This column is about both. As a fat teenager, life can
be hard. It is not nightmarish, but
it stripped all confidence out of all me. I always had the smarts to do well in college; that was not the issue.
What was the issue was a deep-seeded self-loathing that ruined every attempt to do well academically.
This self-hatred led me to be academically dismissed from our University in 1999. As you can certainly infer, academically dismissed means I flunked out. I was not allowed back into the University for five years.
The shame and disgust that accompanies flunking out is strong. I did not tell anyone about it for years.
Until this column today, my dad still does not know the truth. I lied to friends, acquaintances and my fam- ily. I just could not possibly tell them the truth.
The same University that drummed me out in 1999 welcomed me back in 2008. I cherished this second chance and I earned better
grades than I had since the seventh grade.
More important than grades though was the experience. I learned to control stress and savor learning. I began to love and yearn for learning.
I made life-long friends whom I adore. I viewed my professors as friends and people I could trust. I can say I truly, absolutely and completely loved my three years of a second chance at BGSU-Firelands.
Is graduate school more stressful?
You bet it is. It certainly is not more stressful than flunking out, hating myself and seeing school as a chore or a means to an end.
That is why I implore you and myself to truly indulge in the cliché of stopping to smell the roses. These col- lege years are flat-out ter- rific. Make your first chance count, do not squander it like I did.
Enjoy yourselves, but enjoy learning too. Thirst for fun but also thirst for knowledge. Remember the University as not just a place you studied and got your degree or as a wind-swept MAC school.
Remember it as where you formed part of what you are.
Remember it as an oasis in our chaotic lives.
Let these thoughts carry you as we finish our exams and papers.
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Friday, December 6, 2013 9SPORTS IN CHARGE ON THE ICE
Hockey hosts Alabama-Huntsville during weekend
The BG men’s ice hockey team will face the University of Alabama-Huntsville Chargers this weekend at the BGSU Ice Arena.
Both games are on Friday and Saturday night and will start at 7:07 p.m. The Falcons are 5-1-1 overall on home ice for the season.
The Chargers come into the series with a record of 0-14-0 and 0-8-0 in WCHA conference play. The Chargers are currently the only NCAA Division I ice hockey program in the southern United States.
Friday night will be the 11th meeting between the Falcons and Chargers. BG has a 7-2-1 all-time record against the chargers. The Falcons are also unbeaten at home against the Chargers with a 4-0-1 record at the BGSU Ice Arena.
BG lost 4-3 to the 16th ranked Lake Superior State University Lakers last Friday night in a WCHA game. The Falcons had three different skaters score goals and sophomore goaltender Tommy Burke made 20 saves in the losing effort.
Senior forward Bryce Williamson recorded an assist during the game from Brent Tate’s goal. Williamson’s point total is now 15 and leads the team. His 15 points are also tied for fourth overall in the WCHA.
BG also lost 4-3 on Saturday night to the Lakers in the finale of the weekend series. The Falcons had three different skaters score goals and fresh- man goaltender Tomas Sholl made 28 saves in the loss.
Sophomore forward Dajon Mingo scored two goals during the game and ended a drought of 26 consecutive games without a goal dating back to last year. Mingo’s two goal night also gave him a new single game career high.
BG forward Adam Berkle will miss the Falcons home series this weekend because of a hip point- er, according to head coach Chris Bergeron.
“We think he could really improve quickly,
Women’s basketball hosts Milwaukee, won three straight
Men’s basketball team travels to Xavier University after Monday home victory
Falcons return home after five consecutive road games, won 7 of first 8 games
Falcons take on Musketeers in Cincinnati following 74-62 win on Monday
By Tara Jones Reporter
The BG women’s basketball team will return to the Stroh Center for the first time in nearly a month, taking on University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m.
UW-Milwaukee is 2-5 in the season so far. The Panthers have suffered home losses to
Wisconsin, Western Illinois and North Dakota. They have defeated North Dakota State at home. Milwaukee also lost on the road to New Mexico and dropped a game to Lamar in the Aggie Hotel Encanto Thanksgiving Classic. The Panthers defeated host New Mexico State in the same Classic.
The Panthers return 10 letterwinners, including
three starters, from the 2012- 13 season. Last year’s team finished 9-20 overall and 5-11 in the Horizon League.
Bowling Green head coach Jennifer Roos said that Milwaukee head coach Kyle Rechlicz will be very well pre- pared for Sunday’s matchup. Rechlicz was on the coach- ing staff at the University of
By Cameron Teague Robinson
Assistant Sports Editor
The BG men’s basket- ball team will travel to Cincinnati, Ohio for a match- up with Xavier University at 2 p.m. Saturday.
The Musketeers started the season with an impres- sive 5-0 record but have dropped three straight since then. All three of those losses came in the Battle for Atlantis mid-season tour- nament an overtime loss to Iowa and another loss to USC stopped their trip to the Bahamas early.
“They played good teams on a neutral site,” head coach Louis Orr said. “No game is easy we have to be aware that they are going to hungry team.”
Their worst loss from the Bahamas came against Tennessee University and lost that game as well by a score of 64-49.
Semaj Christian is a very
dynamic point guard for the Musketeers as he leads them in points per game and assists per game.
“Semaj is a very tough point guard,” forward Spencer Parker said. “I know he will be a main focal point of ours.”
This Musketeer team has had a problem with hold- ing on to the ball so far this year as they are averaging 14 turnovers a game. This should play right into the Falcons game as they have shown in past games that they are very good at forc- ing turnovers and finishing the fast break afterwards.
“We can get them to turn over the ball as much as they are averaging then that will be huge for us,” Parker said. “We have been play- ing well in transition so that would be great for us.”
While the Musketeers are bad at keeping control of the ball, they make up for it with their ability to score in transition off
of turnovers or defensive rebounds. Rebounding will be something the Falcons will need to focus on as they have a -1.1 differential in that stat.
Staying out of foul trouble will only help the Falcons in the rebound category. In previous games fouls have hindered big men Cameron Black, Richaun Holmes and Josh Gomez. With the three of them in foul trouble it forces Coach Orr to use reserves who do not have the height of those three.
“Foul trouble can always affect you but you need to have depth,” Orr said. “We need to get Gomez comfort- able out there because you need to have depth.”
Craig Sealey has had a big impact off of the bench as he is working his way back to 100 per- cent from his offseason knee injury. In the win
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Real Falcons pick their own school to win. #ROLLALONG
BG 31, NIU 28
NIU -3
BG 35, NIU 34
NIU 50, BG 14
NIU 78, BG 40 No. 17 Oklahoma
vs. No. 6 Oklahoma State Pokes are going to win this one.
OSU 44, Oklahoma 25
OSU 49, Oklahoma 0
OSU 37, Oklahoma 26
Texas 54, Baylor 13
Baylor -16
Baylor 49, Texas 0
I bet the team from Texas wins.
Baylor 25, Texas 19 No. 5 Missouri
vs. No. 3 Auburn Auburn has momentum like no other. War Eagle over Mizzou!
Auburn 32, Missouri 18
Missouri 31, Auburn 24
Holy crap I have no clue after last week. The game has changed.
Auburn 39, Missouri 38
I’m so tired.
vs. No. 11 Arizona State Arizona State -3
Bay Area > Arizona...
Stanford 31, ASU 21
Stanford is good but I wouldn’t mess with a Sun Devil.
ASU 33, Stanford 21
Stanford annoys me because I didn’t think Ivy League schools would be good at sports.
Stanford 7, ASU 23
I clearly don’t know what I’m talk- ing about.
Stanford 34, ASU 32 No. 20 Duke
vs. No. 1 Florida State FSU -29.5
Florida State is really over- rated!
FSU 51, Duke 32
Jameis Winston is cleared from his charges and ready to win the Heisman and an NCAA title!
FSU 33, Duke 0
Duke 27, FSU 7 Overall record 44-16 39-21 45-15 34-26
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Dayton from 2007 to 2011 and has gone head-to-head with the Falcons before. Roos said that Rechlicz is therefore very famil- iar with their system.
Roos added that she is happy with where the Falcons are right now. She said that four of her players are averaging dou- ble figures and that the team is ranked 26th in the country right now in scoring defense. However, Roos said she knows non-conference records are just “window dressings” com- pared to conference play, where the record “counts for real.”
“Overall I’m pleased with where we stand right now at 7-1, and we’ve become as I said some tested road warriors,” Roos said. “We’re just happy to be back at home.”
Following their game with Milwaukee, the Falcons will have an all-Sunday slate throughout the entire month of December. BG will take on the University of Massachusetts next Sunday, Dec. 15, at the Stroh Center before traveling into Big Ten country yet again this season to take on Purdue Dec. 22. The Falcons will then return to the Stroh to face Saint Francis on Dec. 29 in their final matchup before entering Mid- American Conference play.
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DEBORAH HOEKSTRA defends a Niagara player in the team’s 90-58 home opener victory. The Falcons return home on Sunday against Milwaukee. AlySSA BeNeS | THE BG NEWS
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Church Directory
Bowling Green Alliance Church is an intergenerational, international family of Christ followers that exist to exalt Jesus
Christ by sharing His good news, serving others and impacting the community and world.
The Alliance Church is filled with a diverse population. No matter what age, gender or nationality you are, you will feel at home at Alliance. There are specialized groups for men, women, young adults, and youth. They invite you to join them in worship and guarantee that you will feel at home.
The Alliance founder Dr. A. B. Simpson voiced the core “theology” of the C&MA (The spiritual Code of The Alliance) many years ago. He called it the Fourfold Gospel, and it’s all about Jesus—our Savior, Sanctifier, Healer, and Coming King.
The C&MA is a focus of The Alliance, it’s a light-bearing, Jesus-centered missions and church- planting movement with a deeper life at its heart. Rather than just a church looking to build its own kingdom, the people of Alliance “go.”
Central Objectives of The Alliance: • Passionate Worship
• Authentic Relationships
• Sacrificial Service
• Transformational Lifestyles
• Missional Worldview
The Alliance believes that God’s instrument to complete this mission is His church. That’s why they focus their efforts and resources into developing dynamic, healthy, local churches in the United States and across the world.
To accomplish the vision, The Alliance develops healthy people (fully devoted followers of Christ), who will build these churches serving as ministry
centers to successfully win the lost. Out of these ministry centers, Alliance churches will flow international workers committed to pushing back the darkness in areas where unengaged, unreached people groups are.
Bowling Green Alliance Church has many opportunities for service in various ministries, some through their church and some through partnerships in the Bowling Green community. If you like to get involved and help others in need, The Alliance is the place for you.
There are various local, National, and International ministries, summer camps and ministries geared towards children, youth and young adults.
Join The Alliance of Bowling Green for fellowship at 9:30am on Sundays followed by worship at 10am. They are located at 1160 Napoleon Road and invite all to be a part of such a great church family.
“Anyone that is looking for a church that preaches the gospel according to the Word of God would find the Bowling Green Alliance Church to their liking,” Ken Gerig, Member.
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(419) 353-0881 corner of Wooster & Mercer, across from Harshman Quad
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