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the Communicator 

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003 

Volume 34, Issue 9 

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Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne 

Photo by Scotl M. Liwson 

Freshman Maude-Jo Baczynski was named Miss IPFW last 
week after competing with 13 other IPFW students 

Freshman survives 
night to be named 
first Miss IPFW 

By Scott M. Lawson 

The Communicator 

They didn't have to eat bugs, 
start fires with sticks or endure 
nights in rain, but 14 IPFW stu- 
dents did have to survive through 
three rounds of competition a week 

ould be the 


And that Survivor was named 
Miss IPFW. 

In the inaugural event, fresh- 
man Maude-Jo Baczynski was 
selected as the first Miss IPFW. 
That selection makes her eligible to 
run for the title of Miss Indiana 

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Reward offered for theft 

$5,000 available 
for anyone with 
details leading to 
an arrest in case 

the loss of seven LCD monitors, sizes that if you know anything, 

totaling about a $21,000 loss. please call the IPFW Police. 

Since the equipment has been "Any information at all, no 

stolen, "information has been matter how small, will be helpful, 

dwindling," said DenHartog. Don't be afraid to contact us." 

The chief believes amidst the Those who may have knowl- 

silence, there has to be someone edge related to the crime are 


i assist the 
i solving the 

It's been three weeks since the 
last monitor theft, and IPFW Police 
Chief Lauren Denhartog is calling 
upon the student body to help 
move along the investigation. 

As an incentive for those who 
are hesitant about coming forward, 
a reward of $5,000 is offered for 
information leading to the arrest of 
those responsible for the thefts. 

The thefts, which took place 
from Sept. 23 to Oct. 2, resulted in 

"Someone had to 
have heard some- 
one. There is only so 
much the 12 ears and 

eyes here .it the Police 
Department can do." 

that some may be 
afraid to divulge any 

information for fear that it may not 
be Denhartog empha- 

'Any information 
at all, no matter 
how small, ivill be 
helpful. Don't be 
afraid to contact 

IPFW Police Chief 
Lauren DenHartog 

encouraged to call 
the police at 481- 
6827. If you do 
come forward, 
your identity will 

mous if desired. 

to John Fitzgerald, 
Director of the 

Continue on Page 3 

New deans to be announced 

Three new heads 
for programs to 
be introduced 

IPFW will formally introduce 
three new deans to positions 
Thursday at Walb Student Union. 
An 11 a.m. press conference will 
announce and celebrate the new 

The three~nevvo*eans are Barry 

"For sure, the Midwest is my 
favorite part of the United 

Barry Kanpnl 
new Dean of Hduaition 

Hancock, Barry Kanpol a 
Gerard Voland. 

Gerard Voland comes 
IPFW after serving as I 
Dean of Undergradu. 
College and Associate V 
President for Undergradu, 
Education at the Illini 
Institute of Technology in Chicagi 

Voland, who holds advanced The new dean has told IPFV 

degrees from UCLA and Tufts officials he hopes ETCS becomes a 
Universities, will become the Dean national model of outreach and 
of Engineering, Technology, and engagement with the community. 
Computer Sciences along with the Voland wants team-work to extend 
Division of Continue on Page 3 


News Briefs 

Comedian to 
perform Nov. 1 

Nationally renowned comi 
Suzanne Westenhoefer will perforr 
Saturday, Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. 

Westenhoefer, known for being 
of the first openly gay comedians, 
has appeared on The Late Show with 
David Letterman, Comedy Central'; 
Night at the lmprov, Caroline'; 
Comedy Hour and Politically 
She has also been nominated for 
Cable ACE award for her HBO 
comedy special. 

Tickets for IPFW students 

advance an can be 

Multicultural Services in Walb 

Student Union. Tickets for non-IPFW 

students are S10 - and tickets a 

the door. 

IPSGA and EREN is sponsoring 
the evening. 


Due to computer difficulties during 
the night, same advertisements and 
stories in The Communicator may 
have been lost this week. We apolo- 
gize for any inconvienence. 
In last week's edition, a publishing 
ror switched the pages whereA& E 
(pages 6 and 7) and the Sports Section 
(pages 9, 10, and 11) usually an 
ed. We apologize for any confusion 
ay have caused in the edition. 

The haunting truth of the IPFW campus 

By Andrew Welfle 

The Communicator 

gonna call? 

The Ghostbusters? No. Their 
methods are too extreme for today': 
world. They'd just go in like an occu 
pation force in Iraq and blow every- 
thing up, maybe accidentally 
unleashing all of the evil in the fu> 
tory of the world. 

How about a priest? No. Priests 
will handle possessions and bless- 
ings, but no ghosts. Plus, you don't 
want to get the bright green vomit 
everywhere, and head-spinning is 
bad for your neck. 

No, today's ghost problem calls 
for a milder, gentler, more scientific 
approach. The Indiana Ghost 
Trackers are the ones to call. They 
are a not-for-profit organization 
dedicated to investigating, tracking, 
and recording paranormal activity. 

Laugh you may, but they are a 
busy bunch. Recently, the 
Communicator and the Department 
of Theatre invited the Ghost 
Trackers to IPFW. Not only is the 
Studio Theatre allegedly haunted, 
but the State Developmental Center 

burial grounds used to be on campus An IPFW student channels spirits whil 
near Williams Theatre and the 
Visual Arts building (until the 
graves were moved in 1961 to their 
current location at the corner of 
IPFW next to Canterbury Green.). It 
was decided these located needed 
investigating, to see if they truly are 

Continue on Page 7 

the Walb Student Unit 

"Do I think there are ghosts in the theatre? Yes I do. Have I seen 
them? Yes I have" 

-Larry Life 
Chair and Artistic Director, IPFW Department of Theatre 

hotel coliseum 
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komets battling for cup 
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sports car 
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October 29, 2003 


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Amendment I 

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, 
or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of 
speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to 
assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. 


Column: b v Debor 

The Bloodshed of Baghdad 

In America, it seems, every generation gets a Vietnam. 

Ours is in the cradle of civilization. A cradle now rocking with bomb blasts and coated 
in a thick layer of bloodshed and quaqmire. 

It's not that liberating Iraq xvasn't a good idea. It should have been done 12 years ago 
when we teased Iraqis with promises of backing them up if they revolted against Hussein. We 
backed them up with verbal damnation against the regime. While we babbled to the United 
Nations, Hussein's regime put them down with bullets. 

And we wonder why some Iraqis have a hard time trusting its. 

America went into Iraq on thin evidence and with few allies inside or out. In World War 
II, there ivas a huge population of French Resistance looking to take back their country after 
we landed at Normandy, in Vietnam, we had fighters. Even as recently as Afghanistan, we 
were able to overthrow the ruling government with the people who were victims of the gov- 

in Iraq, we had propaganda and a bad reputation. That doesn 't do much for public rela- 
tions. While many Iraqis now trust us and zvelcome our involvement, we are going to have to 
endure many more body bags of dead Americans because some Iraqis look at the Hussein 
regime as either their leaders or an internal problem. We didn 't help after the first Gulf War, 
why assist now? 

This is our very own Vietnam. We tucked tail after Somalia in 1993. We won't do that 
here -- but nobody in our government has offered a clue as to wlmt our out strategy is going 
to be. 

Our current strategxj seems drunk, confused or annoyed. We need to have leaders who 
are sober, thinking and calm. 


The end of election season 

The nice thing about election season is, it ends. 

After several months of babbling commercials from Linda Buskirk, and potty-break excuses 
from Mayor Graham Richard, the city will soon be put out of its collective misery after one of the two 
are elected mayor. 

Not surprisingly, the campaign has been another series of missed steps from both local parties. 
Richard has tried to take the high road and attempted to point out his accomplishments as mayor, but 
anytime he seems to tout an accomplishment, another company decide* it is going to lay off another 40 

Buskirk has been so focused on her 50 ways to better Fort Wayne and 101 ways to accomplish 
more better things and 203 ways of adding jobs that she lost focus on one issue: why anyone should 
vote for her. Vision is nice, but her vision has been sidetracked by GOP leaders at the local and state 
level trying to pick a fight with Richard. 

Richard, citing health troubles, lias used some type of "l've-got-alligators-in-my-tummy" 
excuse for most of his scheduled debates and candidate forums with Buskirk. Even if his health is a 
legitimate issue, there have been a few times he's been caught skipping a candidate debate and making 
his way to a fundraiser. 

Practicing democracy is a healthy exercise in the people's choice - especially on a local level - 
and thankfully neither candidate has thrown a lot of mud. But neither has given a reason to support 
their efforts as well. Both have proven at times to be pawns to their parties and lacking in leadership. 
Luckily, mayoral elections only take place every four years. There's probably a reason for that. 

It is a wonderful life 

Someone said to me today, "I'm worth more dead than 
alive." While most people would just consider that remark 
dramatic license or air filler, it has its relevance in today's 

I'm sure some of you may have been reminded of the 
movie, "It's A Wonderful Life," with that remark (and before 
Halloween, too). This movie has been a "Christmas chest- 
nut "for more years than we have been alive, individually and 
probably collectively. In this movie, James Stewart plays 
George Bailey a man who in a night of desperation tries to kill 
himself because he's worth more dead than alive due to a life 
insurance policy he carried on himself. 

An angel of sorts; named Clarence, comes to rescue 
George and show him that it really is a "wonderful life. " But 
first they must relive George's life as if he were never born in 
order to validate the "worth" of his life. 

Speaking from experience, large credit card debts, excalat- 
ing utility bills, increased costs of school and living may seem 
overwhelming, but we all carry some sort of "financial liabil- 
ity. " We may even have enough insurance to pay off our 
homes, cars and debts, if xoe die. Perhaps we would even 
cover all our Earthly debts and be debt free on the "other 1 side. " 

Of course, that remark seems ridiculous, because there are 
no "monetary debts" in heaven or the "other place. " 

While it may seem that life is "money based," it is really 
"heart based." Wlmt price can you place on holding your 
own baby, or zoinning a basketball tournament, or talking to 
your grandparents about the "good old days?" 

Remember your first dog, your first date, your senior 
prom, your first car, your first apartment? What you remem- 
ber are feelings associated with those events. You remember 
the humorous moments, the pride of your accomplishments, 
you remember your "core self" before money became "king. " 

George Bailey saved his brother fvm falling through the 
ice and dying, he kept his mother from being alone, he saved 
a librarian from being ah old maid and even helped Clarence 
get his wings. While each of us may not have touched so 
many people in such overwhelming ways, we all have made a 
difference to someone. 

Look around you, whom have you helped by just being 
there? By listening to them in their time of trouble or offer- 
ing them a place to stay? Whom have you helped with their 
homeivork or said an encouraging word to? Whom have you 
told that you are proud of them or that you love them? Those 
moments were not money based, they were heart based. 

So you want to be a millionaire? You want to win 
Powerball so that all of your problems and debts will be fixed? 

Think again. You are a "mint" with the ability to do 
many positive actions in your life. For you see, you really 
Imve a wonderful life. 

Editorial Board 

Scott M. Lawson, Editor 
' Deborah Dambra, Managing Editor 
Andrew Welfle, Arts & Entertainment Editor 
Nick West, Sports Editor 
Eugene Harding, Photo Editor 
Katie Pruht, Copy Editor 
Kurt is Meyers, News Editor 
K.E. Casey, Chief Reporter 
Tim Kanyuh, Advertising Manager 
Josh Vargas, Advertising Designer 
Andy Burnside, Web Editor 
Dorie Reynolds, Publisher 

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New Deans announced 

from Page One 

to the campus in the form of stu- 
dent assistants, co-ops, and intern- 
ships at local companies. 

Voland believes ETCS and 
OLS go well together, according to 
officials. They teach teamwork and 
project management, both neces- 
sary for successful ETCS and OLS 
endeavors, IPFW officials noted. 

Along with HT at Chicago, he 
has worked at Northeastern 

Barry Kanpol comes to lead 
the IPFW School of Education from 
five years as the Department of 
Education Chair at Saint Joseph's 

Kanpol has a varied back- 
ground, teaching at Penn State- 
Harrisburg, The Ohio State 
University and Tel Aviv University 
among others while gaining his 
education in Australia, Israel and 

"Having lived in other coun- 
tries and in various parts of this 
country (Ohio, North Carolina, 
California, and Pennsylvania) I 
have grown accustomed to inte- 
grating my personal and profes- 
sional life into the culture I am 
residing with. For sure, the 
Midwest is my favorite part of the 
United States," Kanpol said. 

Barry Hancock takes on the 
task as the dean of IPFW School of 
Public and Environmental Affairs. 
Most recently, he was Dean and a 
professor at Bartlesville Campus of 
Rogers State University. 

He gained his undergraduate 
and graduate degrees at Oklahoma 
State University but has also 
taught at a variety of locations, 
including Albany, Georgia; 
Marshall, Minn., IU South Bend, 
and Stockholm Universitet in 

Reward from thefts 

from Page One 

sion. All ceiling mounted projec- cussed. 

tors have been removed until fur- While plans are in the works 

ther precautions have been taken to secure them to the ceiling again, 

care of. those who wish to use a projector 

Among the planned security must schedule a time to rent one. 
measures, the LRC will mount new According to IPFW Financial 
projectors featuring an alarm sys- Affairs, the reward money, if grant- 
tern. In addition, surveillance cam- ed, will be provided by the 
eras will be installed in classrooms Indiana-Purdue Foundation, 
with a projector. Other methods of 
room security could not be dis- 

IPFW News and Notes 

IPFW Homecoming 
Court Nominations 

Applications for the IPFW 
Homecoming Court are now avail- 
able at the Student Government 
office in Walb Union Room 225. 

The deadline for application 
submission, according to IPGSA 
officials, is noon on Nov. 7. 

Anyone interested in applying 
or nominating someone else can go 
to the office or contact Erin 
McConaha at 481-6590. 

Model Search 

The BCC is searching for mod- 
els for their 3rd annual Fashion 
Show Extravanganza. An initial 
meeting for the fashion show will 
take place Sunday, Nov. 2 from 6:30 
to 8:30 p.m. in Classroom Medical 

For more information, contact 
Bryson Sharp at Multicultural 
Services at 481-6608. 

The show is slated for Dec. 20. 

Freedom From 
Smoking Class 

A new class for Freedom From 
Smoking Class will begin Monday, 
Nov. 3. The class lasts from noon 
until 1 p.m. for six sessions 
between Nov. 3 and Dec. 1, 2003. 

The classes are held at the IPFW 

/Parkview Health and Wellness 
Clinic, located in Room 234. 

Cost for the class is $5. 
Available will be a special "Kick 
The Habit" booklet and handouts 
along with tips to tackle tobacco 
triggers, officials noted. 

To pre-register, contact 481-6647 
or 481-5748 or email 

It is sponsored by Smokefree 
Allen County, Indiana Tobacco 
Prevention and Cessation Agency, 
IPFW Wellness, IPFW Department 
of Athletics, Recreation and 
Intramural Sports and the 
IPFW/Parkview Health and 
Wellness Clinic. 

Flu Shots Available 

There will be one more oppor- 
tunity to get flu shots for IPFW 
employees, IPFW retirees and their 

To receive the shot, they will be 
available Thursday, Nov. 6 from 3 
to 7 p.m. in Walb Union Room 110. 
They will need to be 18-years-old 
or older and fever free to receive 
the shot. 

IPFW students, alumni and 
community members desiring the 
shot can receive it for a $12 fee. 
Identification cards will be needed, 
and checks can be written out to 
IPFW Athletics. For more informa- 
tion, contact 481-6647. 

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The Eagles performed in concert Sunday night at the Allen County Memorial 
Coliseum. Glenn Frye (on guitar) and Don Henley (on drums) open the night. The 
rockers played a variety of their group and solo hits to a crowd wide-ranging in age and 
musical tastes. Most tickets to the show cost $127. 

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Circle K of IPFW was one of many organizations recently taking part in the Making 
Strides Against Breast Cancer walk-a-thon. The Circle K volunteers assisted with dis- 
tributing water to walkers and directing walkers along the route. 

Circle K is in its second year on campus. It is a non-profit community 
organization. Those interest- 
il Tara 

Above, James Atz, 
Justin Harber, Tara Spencer, 
Jennifer Craig, Kate Yates 
and (center front) Mo 
Doswell pose for a picture. 

Right, James Atz and 
Kale Yates prepare drinks 
for walkers during the 

Miss IPFW named 

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next summer. The winner of Miss 
Indiana then goes on to vie for 
Miss America. 

At IPFW, the evening had a 
ongoing Survivor-theme, with the 
14 girls divided into two "tribes" 
and then the talent competition 
selected at random. Along with the 
title, the group was working 
towards a total of $4,000 in scholar- 

"It was really different. It was 
a lot of fun, but it was really nerve- 
racking not knowing what order in 

Baczynski said. 

Baczynski, from Kend.ilK ilk 1 , 
has an undeclared major but has a 

It's something she's been 

doing since she was 3-years-old - 
and a talent of which she wants to 
make a career. While she is profi- 
cient in hip-hop, ballet, jazz, lyrical 
and point, Baczynski went to old 
school for the 


'Tap is my favorite. I cant tell 
if it's because that's what I started 
with and grew to love first, or I like 
having tap shoes on and being able 
to make all the sounds," she 
explained. Baczynski tapped to the 
song "Mama, Screw Your Wig On 
Tight' 1 by Lee Roy Pamell - a 
rapid-fire beat with a honky-tonk 

she became involved in pageants 
(this was Baczynski's third Miss 
America related pageant). She 
enjoys showcasing her talent, 
wants to discuss her platform and 
admits the scholarship money is 

1 Baczynski's platform for 
change is recycling - encouraging 
people to start it a little bit at a 
time. During a "tribal counsel" of 
the night, she compared recycling 
to exercise. If a person tries to recy- 
cle everything suddenly, they're 
going to give up after a week or 
two. Those who start out slowly, 
though, start to see the results and 
gradually take on further recycling 

It is a platform close to her 
heart and home. Her family is 
heavily involved in recycling 

"It's the preservation of our 
Earth for future generations," she 

Junior Rebecca A. Coburn 
received the Second Runner-Up 
award and senior pre-med (biolo- 
) major Melanie Bush was select- 
ed as the First Runner-Up for the 

Other IPFW students recog- 
nized with awards during the 
night were senior Allison Bates 
with the Talent Award, freshman 
Meg Lothamer was Fourth 
Runner-Up, junior Susanne K. 
Aschliman was selected as Third 

Even those who didn't place 

Campus Ministry 
teams with HFH 

Campus Ministry of Greater 
Fort Wayne is teaming with Fort 
Wayne Habitat for Humanity for 
a project in November. 

The effort of the partnership 
is to assist with the construction 
and landscaping of a home for 
an area family in need of assis- 

Those interested in volunteer- 
ing for the project can stop by 
Campus Ministry Office in Walb 
Student Union or contact Ben 
Gates at 481-6992. 

tge One 

in the top five said they enjoyed 
the week. 

"I really enjoyed myself," 
sophomore Tyela D. Wilson said. 

The 19-year-old Fort Wayne 
resident spoke of the week - and 
the night — which incorporated 
Miss IPFW. 

"It was fun, but it was a lot of 
work," Wilson said. "It was stre- 
neous," she added. 

Wilson said she intends to try 
out for Miss IPFW next year now 
that the pageant bug has bit her. 

Other IPFW students 
involved included Marquita N. 
Bennett, Amber L. Bolinger, Breona 
Conrad, Jacqulyn S. Eakright, 
Angela Koble, Rachel M. Nix, and 
Ashley Portz. 

Baczynski is becoming slight- 
ly used to the spotlight - and real- 
ity TV is becoming an ongoing 
theme in her life. Over the summer, 
she was on a reality television 
show for Fox Family based on the 
concept of Dance Fever. The show 
was filmed in Las Vegas. 

Even though she didn't win, 
she enjoyed the chance to be 
judged by MC Hammer, Carmen 
Electra and dance choreographer 
Jamie King. 

"That was an awesome experi- 
ence," she said. 

But Electra didn't like her out- 


While she initially performed 
her routine to "Mama, Screw Your 
Wig On Tight," producers asked 
her to make it "mote contempo- 
rary" and included some jazz 
dance. Baczynski admits she 
regrets doing that now, wondering 
what the trio of judges would have 
thought of her tap.' 

However, she was thrilled 
with how far she went in the 

"It was my first real audition 
ever, so to get that far was cool," 

Her reign for the next year 
will see her as a representative of 
IPFW - and will culminate in the 
Miss Indiana pageant. 

"I'm going to go down there 
and try my best," she said. 

She'll be joined by at least one 
other IPFW student. IPFW junior 
Tonya Cooper was selected from a 
contest of 17 to be crowned Miss 

Four Miss Indiana's were in 
attendance — along with over 300 
audience members for the night at 
Walb Ballroom. Among the former 
Miss Indiana's were Carol Mitchell 
Bennett (1951), Anita Hursh Cast 
(1958), Jane Flanagan Hersha 
(1962) and Sara Engerman Church 
(1997). All four are Fort Wayne res- 

Baczynski noted the selection 
is a sign of IPFW's continuing 

"We get the pageants going 
and it's just another step up," 
Baczynski said. 

ISO to meet 

The International 

Students' Organization will 
meet at Walb Union room 
222 on Nov. 3. 

The group will be dis- 
cussing the country of Indian 
from 12:30 until 2 p.m. 
Indian snacks will be served 
during this Coffee House. 

Anyone interested in 
learning about other coun- 
tries is encouraged to attend 
the meeting. For more infor- 
mation, email 

October 29, 2003 


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First Person 

College is more than grades 

face showed x. 
student had 

her sophomor 
"This is i 

Bedford, Texas 1988 
A 16-year-old high school jun- 
ior sat face-to-face with her coun- 
selor... as she changed her four- 
year plan once again. Mr. Roy Pell's 
iter exhaustion. This 
/isited him at least 
nee the beginning of 

t," said the student. 
"This is the real thing." 

Mr. Fell looked doubtful. He 
looked at her new plan. 

He shook his head. "This is a 
six year plan," he said. "No one 
wants to stay in high school that 

"But I could leam so much 
more in six years than 1 ever could 
in four years!" she exclaimed. 

"I thought you hated school," 
said Mr. Fell. 

"I hate high school," she 
replied. "But I've always dreamt of 
going to college." 

"Let me show you some- 
thing," said the counselor. 

He pointed out the courses 
she had taken and the classes that 
she needed to take lo graduate. 

"After this year, all you'll need 
are government and economics, 
.ind senior F.n^lhh," he said. 

"No way!" she cried. "That's 

"Exactly," said Mr. Fell. "You 
could graduate in summer school 
after your junior year." 

"And then I could go to col- 
lege," she said. 

... I was that 16-year-old. A 
lost soul, long since rejected by my 

I wanted nothing more than to 
go away to college, leaving behind 
me a ruthlessly abusive father and 
a mother who couldn't care less. 

I had dreams of acting, 
singing, studying psychology, .ind 
delving into creative writing and 
learning the art and technique of 
photography, so that I could even- 
tually exhibit my work. 

Unfortunately, I was far too 
shy even to get up on stage, sound- 
ed like a beagle howling when I 
sang, and had parents who had 
never intended to send me to col- 
lege... much less send me away. So 
I attended a local junior college. 

My parents said just to relax, 
since I had worked so hard to grad- 
uate by the age of sixteen and just 
to take some "fun" classes. So I took 
creative writing, photography, and 
some other classes of personal 
interest... under the assumption 
that 1 had all the time in the world. 

Bad idea. I did this for three 
years and mixed in some classes 
that would help me with my psy- 
chology degree, 
absolutely refused I 
four-year college, 
they knew that I w, 

My parents 

bachelor's degree in psychology. 

Then they dropped the bomb. 
They and my sister would be mov- 
ing to Indiana in two years (upon 
my sister's graduation from high 

I was fine with that. I'd always 
wanted to move to Indiana to be 
near my more distant relatives: 
aunts, uncles, cousins, and grand- 
parents. The problem was that I 
had to "finish up" my schooling 
before I left Texas. 

Obviously, I could get nothing 
more than a two-year degree at the 
junior college I attended, and I was 
not interested in a single degree 
offered there. 

I escaped from home as much 
as possible... going out with 
friends, working and going to 
school. Anything to escape the 
daily beatings and the infliction of 
the bruises that covered my body. 
Even in the hundred degree sum- 
mers, 1 never wore shorts because I 
was so ashamed of my appearance. 

I decided to major in child 
development, but my heart wasn't 
in it. My grades remained As and 
Bs in the classes I had a personal 
interest in, but I got lower grades 
(including a few failures) in some 
of the "boring" classes. 

I realized that my parents 
honestly didn't care whether I went 
with them to Indiana or not. They 
informed me that "you can go if 
you want, but you won't be living 
in our house anymore." 

I was distraught. Working at a 
local grocery store, 1 made only 
about S3. 35 an hour. I would never 
be able to survive on my own mak- 
ing that little money. And what 
was more, I discovered that my sis- 
ter would be going away 
to college and studying at a major 
university... and that my parents 
would be paying her way. 

By the time we were to move, 
I had lost the few friends I'd had. 
Left with no other choice, 1 broke 
up with my boyfriend. I truly had 
nothing to look forward to... and 
there was no light at the end of the 

I moved into a tiny, one-bed- 
room apartment in what one of my 
cousins described as a "dangerous" 
section of Fort Wayne... a place 
where within the past year, two 
murders had occurred and a place 
where drug dealers made their 
homes. Scared out of my mind, it 
often took several hours to get to 
sleep each night. 

I got a job as a cashier at a gro- 
cery store. Although minimum 
wage was much higher in Indiana 
than it was in Texas, it wasn't 
enough to live on. 

I hated my job and never had 
been one to make friends easily. 
Death seemed like a far superior 

choice. But I never tried to commit 

I made a couple of female 
friends, and we went to bars or 
read and wrote poetry together. 

I dated a couple of people, 
and one night at IHOP, 1 chanced to 
meet a college student who was 
studying photography. We talked 
until sunrise... about art, poetry, 
and everything under the sun. 

We started dating, and he 
urged me to go back to college. He 
explained to me about financial aid 
and how I may be able to go to 
school for free. 

I got information about 
returning to school, and applied to 
be a student at Indiana-Purdue 
University at Fort Wayne. 

But before I heard back from 
them, I found out that I was preg- 

I was thrilled at the idea that I 
was going to be a mother but terri- 
fied about my financial situation. 

I decided to wait until my 
child was in elementary school 
before I returned to school. My pri- 
mary focus was my baby. I wanted 
to spend as much time 
as possible with it and to be a good 

... Now my son is six years old 
and in the first grade. He, his 
father, and I live in a three bed- 
room apartment... in a safe section 
of town. 1 work one job full-time, I 
work a second job 
one day a week, 
and I am a student 
taking six semes- 
ter hours at IPFW. 
I am majoring in 
psychology, and in 
the past year-and- 
a-half, 1 have had 
some of the finest 
instructors imagi- 

sidered a junior 
for about eleven 
years now, but I 
have a long way to 
go. I hope some- 
day to become a 
family counselor 
and possibly to go 
back and study 
further into abnor- 
mal psychology. 

But for me, 
school isn't just 
about getting a 
better job. It's 
about learning 
and getting to 
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Larry Life sheds light on Studio 
Theatre hauntings 

By Andrew Welfl- 
The Com mi 

Here's a piece of ll : PW trivia: Studio 
Theatre in Kettler I tail is reportedly haunted. 

Larry Life, chair and artistic director o( 
the Department of Theatre elaborates, "I came 
here in 1971. The students already knew there 
were ghosts in the theatre 

Life knows two »>t the ghosl stories. 
Legend has it thai there was one student who 
drowned in a pool during .1 theatre parly during a 
production ol .1 show, Another was .1 student who, 
during .1 production, had a messy breakup with 
his girlfriend and gut in a fatal car crash. 

"lie was a very dedicated |llieatre| stu- 
dent and spent lets of time at Studio." said Lite 

"Do I think there are ghosts in the theatre? 
Yes I do. Have I seen them' Yes I have," said Life, 

Life reported other strange, more obvious appari- 
in the theatre. "There used to be a cos- 
shop in the basement under the stage, which 
we no longer have. (Costume shops moved to 
Williams Theatre after its construction.) You 
would often times go in there, and there would be 
people sitting at the cutting table that would gen- 
erally disappear. There have been numerous, 
numerous encounters with students over the 

Theatres ,ire notoriously known for being 
haunted. Jennifer Zamaites, the director of the 
Fort Wayne chapter ol the Indiana Ghost Trackers, 
explained, "It's probably because theatre people 
invest a lot of time and emotion into their work, 
and take a lot of pride in the theatre 'itself. Of 
course when they die some imprint of them 
would be left." 

Life agrees, "if you spent r 

The Ghost Trackers and Communicator s 
Developmental Center's burial grounds 
Zamaites. Possible "orbs" (light spotstha 
are indicated by an arrow. Keep in mind 
appear grainy or fuzzy. 

t cannot be 
that be 

al stone for the State 
. All photos are by ]i 
xplained by dust or light reflection) 
» of the dark surroundings, most photos 

Continued from Page 1 

Jennifer Zamaites, the 
director of the Fort Wayne 
chapter of the I.G.T., and her 
crew take this seriously. They 
aren't just some mystics with 
a flashlight and a Ouija 
board — she and her band of 
three trackers brought with 
them tape recorders, electro- 
magnetic field sensors, high- 
resolution digital cameras, 
and one of the coolest pieces 
of equipment I've ever 
seen — a high-tech digital 
thermometer that can read 
temperatures with laser pre-- 
cision from dozens of feet 

"A lot of times, we 
exceed people's expectations. 
Once they see we take this 
very seriously, they start to 
respect us," said Zamaites. 

Our first stop was the 
Studio Theatre in Kettler 
Hall. Even in the middle of 
the day, it is creepy to walk 
into a dark, empty auditori- 
um; at eight o'clock in the 
evening on a Saturday when 
the building is deserted, with 
the knowledge you are going 
to look for ghosts, it is even 

Upon entering the auditori- 
um, the trackers sprung into 
action. Zamaites passed out 
electromagnetic field read- 
ers. "If they start beeping, 
and you aren't around an 
electronic device, let us 
know," she said. If one beeps 
unexpectedly, it may help 
determine the location of a 

"Okay," a 

Communicator staff member 
said, waving the sensor 

Zamaites started taking pic- 
tures randomly with her 
handy Sony digital camera, 
checking the viewfinder 
afterwards for the presence 
of "orbs"— little balls of light 
that cannot be explained by 
dust on the lens or light 

"Often times, these are what 
parts of ghosts and spirits are 
visible, if only with the cam- 
era or camcorder," said 

Scott Smith, a Fort Wayne 
tracker, noticed a spot in the 
auditorium that smells 
strongly of perfume. "Is any- 
one wearing perfume or 

cologne?" "Well, there was definitely a 

Everybody answered in the presence at the sound board, 

negative. and the moving scent was 

Later, the crew explained something that could very 

that one way a ghost mani- well be a ghost." She noted 

fests itself is through smell, that some of the orbs in the 

especially if, in life, he or she pictures might indicate 

was known for that smell. something ghost-like as well. 

"Ghosts are very sensory-ori- Before the group left the 

ented," Zamaites said. theatre, a member of The 

After walking into the sound Communicator tried a trick 

booth at the back of the audi- commonly used by ghost 

torium, Lee Norris, a ghost trackers. Turning on a tape 

tracker, sensed a presence at recorder in the silent audito- 

the desk of the | 

iny trackers 
: what they 

Norris said 

"When I feel a 
strong spiritual 
presence, I feel 
dizzy. Some 
people feel 
warm, or feel 
strong emo- 
tions. I feel 

there. It was like he 

o u p 

just played the recording back, 
tching everything Unfortunately, nothing was 
going on, and heard. 

The i 

i the 



After the hunt, Lee Norris old State Developmental 
tried to profile the presence. Center burial ground, locat- 
"He's between the ages of 20 ed, roughly, between the two 
and 30, and was just sitting rows of fur trees in front of 
up there, cussing up a the Visual Arts building. 
storm." As soon as the trackers 

This description could and Communicator staff 
very well be accurate — it fits walked into the clearing, 
many typical male stagecrew Smith dropped to his knees, 

Both Norris and Betty 
Cox, another tracker, were 
drawn to an alcove used as a 
dressing room. 

"We heard something 

looking down for a few r 

"When I feel a strong 
spiritual presence," Smith 
said, "I feel dizzy. Some peo- 
ple feel warm, or feel strong 


To Zamaites and Cox, it 
seemed as if the spirits were 
circling the clearing, in a very 
territorial manner. "They are 
being cautious," explained 

While in the clearing, 
Zamaites talked about her 
personal beliefs. 

"A lot of people are actu- 
ally openly hostile to our 
group. We all have different 
beliefs and methods. And 
although some of us don't 
agree with the way another 
operates, we don't judge or 
laugh at them," explained 

Zamaites and the other 
three ghost trackers that 
came to IPFW were all raised 
Christian. Zamaites finds the 
dynamic between her super- 
natural experiences and her 
traditional beliefs interesting. 

"It is a challenge to mesh 
the two," she said. 

It is easy to write off a 
ghost tracker investigation as 
a hoax. The sporadic patches 
of scent could be perfume 
soaked into the walls or the 
floors. Different tempera- 
tures can be explained by 
drafts. And heck, the ghost 
trackers could be lying about 
their sensations. 

But it COULD be true. 
Observers need to keep on 
open mind and be willing to 
accept the Indiana Ghost " 
Trackers know what they are 

"A lot of people are actu- 
ally openly hostile to our 
group. We all have different 
beliefs and methods. And 
although some of us don't 
agree with the way another 
operates, we don't judge or 
laugh at them," explained 
Zamaites, "we have to keep 
an open mind." 

The poster in Agent 
Mulder's office on the X-Files 

there, and I saw something emotions. I leeldi//y" 

best; "I 


moving with my peripheral 

"I definitely felt some- 
thing and smelled that same 
smell," said Norris. 

Smith, operating the 
digital thermometer, detect- 
ed two or three "cold spots" 
in some of the locations of strong presence 
the orbs. This is a common ing. The graves were in the 
occurrence, Zamaites ground there for several 

explains. decades, until, as stated earli- 

To sum up their experi- er, they were moved to their 
ences in the Studio Theatre, new location closer to the 
Zamaites ran down the list, developmental center in 

definitely feelme, a 
presence here. Lots of them. 
It could be the trees (refer- 
ring to the energy fields that 
trees exude), but 1 am getting 
a strong feeling." 

All of the IGT members 
admitted that they felt a 
in that clear- 

believe." The existence of 
ghosts is something of which 
the average person will 
never have rock-solid proof. 
An open mind, an adventur- 


ful ghost trackers possess. 

Zamaites continued, "I 
go into a situation with a 
skeptical mind, but I have to 
be open to what's going on 
around me, and be willing to 
accept what I see." 

Page 8 The Communicator 

arts and entertainment 

October 29, 2003 

The artistic photographs of John Eric Hawkins 

by John Eric Hawkins, 
by Gene Harding. 


The School of Visual and Performing Arts and the Department of Theatre 
will sponsor a bus trip to Chicago's Oriental Ford Theatre to see the 
Broadway musical "Hairspray" on Saturday, January 3. Bus will leave cam 
pus at 800 a.m. and arrive back at 11:00 p.m. Upon arrival at Chicago, par- 
ticipants will have ample time for lunch, shopping, and dinner, with a 2:00 

ee of the play. Price is $135 per person. Call 481-6977 for 
information, or to sign up. 

The Department of Visual Arts presents "Figure, Form and Figure," black 
and white photography focusing on the natural and female form, by John 
Eric Hawkins. Many photographs are from Hawkins' book, "The Ancient 
Shape of Man," which also includes poetry by Shari Messenger, associate 
faculty in the English Department. Exhibit will run from October 13 
November 7 in the Main Gallery in the lobby of the Visual Arts Building 

Toast & Jam presents: Kris Delmhorst, "combining alluring, rootsy melodies 
th the intimacy of the urban songwriter, Kris Delmhorst is one of the 
freshest and most innovates voices to come out of Boston's vibrant and 
influential acoustic music scene," says the Boston Globe. Delmhorst will be 
performing on Friday, November 7 at 8;00 p.m. at Toast & Jam coffee 
house, located at 426 East Wayne St. downtown. Special guest Sunny 
Taylor will also perform. Tickets are $20, and are on sale at Wooden Nickel 
Budge and Collector's Store. Call 484-3635 for tickets or for more infor- 

Artlink Contemporary Art Gallery presents "The Bonus Show," with paint 
ings from Maurice Papier, glass work by Tom Fuhrman, Seve Smith': 
lies, among many others. Artlink invites you to come for " pre-holiday 
gift possibilities." Event runs from November 7 through 23. For 
information, call 424-7195. 

The First Presbyterian Theater presents presents "Ghosts" by Henrik 
Ibsen, directed by Thorn Hof richter. This "classic play reminds us that the 
past never dies if you refuse to confront it, and ghosts will forever haunt 
you if you don't acknowledge them." Performances are Friday and 
Saturday, October 24, 25, 31, November 1, 7, and 8 at 8:00 p.m., w 
preview performances October 23 at 7:30 p.m. and November 2 at 2:00 
Ticket prices are $12 for general admission, $10 senrors and young 
audiences under 23 Call 422-6329 for more information or for tickets, 

If you are a non-profit or arts and entertainment organization and you 
would like your event displayed in the Community Calendar, please send 
information at least two weeks in advance to Andrew Welfle, Arts Editor. 
The Communicator. Fox: 481-6045, email: 

A N I D I F R A N 

\ u I a a r o » s I i i f) c i / i, r hi 


Jack Black plays himself in 'School 
of Rock/ Joan Cusack up to task 

f / 

Plus Special Guest 


When one hears the name "Jack Black," 
the words "heartwarming" and "endearing" 
do not generally come to mind. Usually, one 
would think of the words "crazy," or per- 
haps "mildly insane." 

Therefore, the fact that this ubiquitous 
performer was able to carry the unabashed- 
ly cute "The School of Rock" is beyond com- 
prehension. This movie will win no Oscar; it 
might even be lost in the annals of movie 
history. Yet minute for minute "School of 
Rock" will entertain the audience member 
far more than any movie to come out of 
Hollywood in recent months, if not years. 

The movie tells the journey of Dewey 
Finn (Jack Black), a rock star-wannabe who 
gets a second chance when he masquerades 
as a substitute teacher at an expensive prep 

To put it simply, Jack Black puts on a 
superb performance as himself. The adult 
supporting actors, sadly, were simply out- 
performed by the scene-stealing Black. 
There is one exception with Joan Cusack (as 
the principal of the prep school) who 
despite minimal screen time nearly 
matched Jack Black in dramatics. However, 
even the antics of Dewey Finn were 
upstaged by the young actors who com- 
prised the students of the prep school. 

The premise of the movie hinges on the 
virtuosic skills oi the vmrnj; students under 
Dewey Finn's charge; he takes this classical- 
ly trained musical talent and molds them to 

form a rock band. Elements of the script 
(such as the previous example) are indeed 
beyond belief (a class full of 10-year-old 
musical geniuses?) the writing of the script 
only rarely veers into the totally unbeliev- 
able; most of time, it simply remains in the 
realm of impossible. 

This is not necessarily a bad thing 
because of the positive aspects of the writ- 
ing A good deal of time was spent develop- 
ing the various characters within the script; 
this attention li> character development was 
apparent across the board and kept the 
movie from overly focusing on just one 

The disparate elements of the movie 
and the unbelievable aspects of the script 
were carried not only by the acting, but by 
the music. "School of Rock" would not have 
achieved the caliber of entertainment it did 
without the musical talents of Jack Black. 
Music provided the background, and 
became the driving force of the movie. 

"School of Rock" hearkens back to the 
days when music was not only played but 
performed by actors. The selections chosen 
by the creators of the movie are generally 
recognizable, even to one such as myself, 
fundamentally unschooled in the classic 
rock genre. 

If I were to try and explain fully exact- 
ly why "The School of Rock" worked, I don't 
think I could. The separate aspects of the 
movie might appear lacking by themselves, 
but in combination with the whole movie 
experience, I felt that it was worth the full 
price ticket. 

October 29, 2003 

A& E 

arts and entertainment 

The Communicator Page 9 

IPFW theatre has passion for dance, 
interpretive dancing a little strange 

; ,. 

as well as beautiful. 

Another favorite of the first 

act was Melissa Dowtv sine,in£ 
"Stars and the Moon," a song about 
how a woman's life was changed 

by various men. With 

style some- 


underlying therm 
of "Love, Passion 
and Redemption 1 

I think it is a 
new genre of 

music and dance, plus) Dowry brought 

which can only 
be called 


strong interpretation 
i> tiiis song, character- 
>tic of its composer 
ason Robert Brown. 
Irovvn's tunes almost 
I ways give the lyrics 

Theatre. This pro 
ducriort took pi; 
last weekend 

part of the ^H sational-like flow, : 

Department of i'ar to Srephei 

Theatre's Studio Showcase series. Sondheim's works. Brown com- 

I attended the Thursday night posed a number of songs in this 

final dress rehearsal, along with production. 

others in the Honors Program, not Th ^ only part of the first act I 

knowing exactly what was going to wasn't sure about was the interpre- 

happen. I've heard quite a bit about tive dance bv ° n e ° f th e produc- 

the show before: Reuben Albaugh, tion '$ g ue st artists, Linda Graham, 

the director, organized numerous Graham, a very talented performer 

dances, songs, monologues, and from Ho P e College's Aerial Dance 

interpretative dances together. I Theatre in Michigan, performed a 
just didn't know how it would 

mesh. Luckily, I was in for a treat. 

The show opened with a col- 
lection of oldies like "Summer in 
the City" by the Lovin' Spoonful 
and Ray Dorset's "In the 
Summertime." Several dancers 
traipsed across the stage to the 
music, with an interpretation that, 
in several parts, made me laugh (in 
a good way). The the audit 
treated to . 

piece entitled "Iris Mae Precious.' 
She donned a disfiguring mask 
and an ill-fitting flower print dress 
and danced to banjo bluegr.iss folk 
tunes. I think it is a new genre of 
music and dance, which can only 
be called "Kentucky tribal." 

I cannot give this segment a 
fair review because, personally, I 
do not like interpretive dance. I do 
think, however, that it was an 

"Don't You Want Somebody to 
Love" by Jefferson Airplane. 

Soon after these dancers 
cleared the stage, two actors came 
out for a couple of monologues. 

try Fosse-esque excellent example of il 

however— Corey Noble News c 

I enjoyed the second act better 
than I did the first. The lights came 
up on Pat Fruchey and Jake 
Stackhoose in a train station wear- 
ing the classic 1440s business suits 
and fedoras, reading the Daily 

performed a poem by 

paper. (1 checked I 

i such generic r 

mings called "She Being Brand" {a The Communicator, but as the pub- 

poem about either tuning up 
or enjoying the company of a lady, 
depending on how you want to 
look at it) and Matt Pederson spoke 
the lyrics to Billy Joel's "She's Got a 

lication didn't exist before 1969, 
would have been historically inac- 
curate.) Suddenly, Heather 
LeFavour, Haley Wood, and Emily 
Wray came in and the five of them 

though.") and she used that same 
sensual voice. 

A cute, funny dance number 
was performed by Daisy Parocyz 
and Stefan Zubal, called "Cat and 
Mambo." It looked like something 
out of a 1960s Doris Day musical. 
Zubal was a suit-clad, glasses- 
wearing "square,",and Parocyz was 
a hot Latin dancer (with a dress cut 
up to THERE). There was a lively 
cha-cha (what sounded like the 
tune to "Papa Loves Mambo," but I 
can't be sure), and a tango (to 
Hernando's Hideaway" from the 
play, "Pajama Game"). Being a very 
big fan of those 60s musical num- 
bers, 1 loved it. 

Once again, a guest artist 
named Steven lannacone from 
Hope College performed a very 
painful looking interpretive dance 
number called "Meat." It had 
scratchy music, which sounded 
like a combination of sounds from 
natures and from a factory. The 
way he was contorting around the 
stage reminded me maybe of evo- 
lution, of a new life form learning 
how to walk. This is totally a per- 
sonal observation, but I guess that 
is why it's called "interpretive" 
dancing. Nonetheless, the muscu- 
lar lannacone was very good. 

One last segment I want to 
mention is "The Guys, 1 ' a two-part 
monologue (duologue \) performed 
by Susan Domer and Greg Bovles 
It was a very touching, almost fran- 
tic tribute to the victims of 9-11. 
Domer was Joan, the wife of a fire- 
man named Barney and a very con- 
cerned woman who would like to 
"just rewind the events, like a 
tape." Boyles was Nick, a fireman 
who was eulogizing at a memorial 
service for Barney, who was "good 
with his hands, had a tool for 
everything" and also died on the 
job during the terrorist attacks. 

The transitions between seg- 
ments were great, and (he lighting 
was spectacular, especially during 
"Cat and Mambo," with a silhou- 
ette of fire escapes projected onto 
the backdrop. The I 

is, ho' 


Way." Don't get me wrong, started tap dancing to an old Glenn 

Pederson performed it flawlessly Miller classic, "Chattanooga Choo 

and with passion, but 1 was just Choo." While the tap syncopatio 
slightly .unsettled because there 

the beautiful tune behind 
the lyrics to which I've become so 

A ballet sequence, which was 
great, came next. 1 love ballet, but 
the trouble is, a full perfc 

: perfect at rimes, their per- 
formance was stellar. 

A quick observation: if anyone 
saw the Studio Showcase produc- 
tion of "The Power of Women" last 
semester, one would remember 
Corinne DiLorenzo's sultry mono- 
often times gets a little "too long and l°gue, "Body Talk." Well, that 
repetitive for me. The number was monologue must have been very 
"Drink of Love," a segment from successful, because in "Love 
"Romeo and Juliet," with Lawrence Passion, and Redemption," she 
Life as Friar Larry... er, Larry Life performed another monologue 
as Friar Lawrence, that is, and called "Beautiful Bodies," which 
Susan Domer as Juliet's had the same sexy subject matter 
Nursemaid. Mollyanne Letizia (" He asked me if I wanted to dance, 
played Juliet, and she was graceful and I said, 'YESSSS! YEEEESSSSS!' 
We didn't get around to dancing. 

fine-tuning. Again, I attended the 
final dress rehearsal, so 1 imagine 
the sound technicians worked on 

I must also give credit to the 
pianist and musical director, 
Stefanie Ambrose, for an excellent 
job conquering the difficult tunes 
of Jason Robert Brown and keeping 
up with the rapid-fire words sung 
by the performers. 

Heart and music — all you 
need. "Love, Passion, and 
Redemption," a culmination of 
almost all aspects of performance 
art, has lots of music. And, from 
what it looked like, the dedication 
of the actors gave it plenty of heart, 

By Mandie Pierce 

The Communicator 

The Poetry Corner 
"Colors in the Air" 

A note, a simple, single note 

Paints the room in color. 

A key, a chord, a phrase, my palate, 

I paint with dots. 

Double sided portrait, 

Black and white, a rainbow of rich 


Dots paint my world 

My fingers more swiftly over the 


Sketching, painting, coloring the air. 

From moment to moment, the colors 


A warm sunrise, orange and yellow, 

Nerves, painted black and green, 

The soft pink of loves first kiss 

Striking red of heartfelt passion. 

Green in envy's eyes. 

Blue of tears and sorrows, 

White redemption and absolution. 

Colors fly from my fingertips as they 

glide across the keys, 

Painting the air with music. 

...And now, more runners-up from the 

"50 Bucks for 50 Words" 


by Jennifer Bowman 

We lost her. Somewhere 
n the conversations of our own 
lives we forgot about here. 
Perhaps her silence finally 

swallowed her up. The house is 
panic, The colors and furni- 
ture sense her silence in the 
emptiness of her skin touching 
tlieirs. Where did we put her? 

"Genre Writer Genesis" 

by Eric Mory 

He held it by a sliort 
damp patch of matted hair from 
the top and watched. The skin 
of the face has turned pale 
green, and had an almosl i rlsp 
feel to it. Suddenly, the severed 
head screamed, "Tommie! 
Quite playing with the lettuce 
and get all the groceries in!" 

"WhatWauld Jesus Do?' 

bj Mark (Vuesdell 

Paul faced ., n una 

dilemma after he smashed into 
a lime-green hatchback at the 7- 
1 leven with ,i bumpei 9tl< ker 
that read, "1 BRAK1 FOR 
JESUS." But Paul's daily 
lu inkie fix was . ailing his 
name. Besides, Paul, fesus 
scraggly, long hair and wore 
sandals. He would undei itand 
the muni hies 

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October 29, 2003 

Defending Colonial The Dattle begins for the Colonial Cup 

Cup a fight for Ks' 

By Komets Media lo Tlii' Communicator 

The 2003-04 Komel season 
starled with 2 games this past 
weekend. The K's began their 

defense of the Colonial Cup with a 

1 U| I 

Jimi SI. I 
20 saves 

Saturday night the Komi'ls 
started their home edition of the 
new season in front of a franchise 
record home opening crowd of 
10,507. In the home opener the 
Komets came from back from 
deficits of 2-1) and 3-1 to tie the 
game in regulation only to drop the 
affair in a shootout 4-3. Scoring 
Komel goals were Virag, Adam 
I ewia and l>an Price. St. John reg- 
istered the shooloul loss stopping 
IRol2l shots in regulation. 

The Kornc-l games this week 
include Thursday, Oct. 30, at 
Missouri Uiver Otters, B:30pm 
(Fort Wayne time). Friday, Oct. 31, 
at Columbus Stars, 7p.m., 
Saturdav, Nov. 1, at Kalamazoo, 

All games this week will be 
webcast \ i.i ( onu.isl KomelCast .it and broadcast 
on WOWO Radio AM 1190. 

Komet practices this week 
include Wednesday, Oct. 29, 9:30 - 
11a.m. at the Coliseum (Komets 
will leave for Missouri Wednesday 

afternoon) Monday, Nov. 3, 10am- 
11am at the Coliseum 

Current Komel leaders includ 
Dustin Virag 2 goals, 1 power play 
goal. ..Kevin Bertram and Kevin 
Kotyluk 2 assists.. .Kevin Koiyluk 
21 penalty minutes.. .Kelly Perrault 
13 shots. 

Komet defenseman Kevin 
Schmidt continues his appearance 
streak started when he joined the 
Komets for the 2001-02 season. 
Schmidt has skated in 152 consecu- 
tive games and has not missed a 
game since his first game with the 
Komets Oct. 12, 2001, at New 

Greg Puhalski began his 4th 
straight season as Komel head 
coach and has an all-time record of 
123-72-31 behind the Fort Wayne 




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Columbus this Friday, Oct. 31. The 
Komets have partnered with Mad 

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To make reservations call the 
Komet office at 483-0011 or visit the 
Komets website at for more infor- 
mation and a schedule of Komet 
Fan Bus trips. 

The next home game Friday, 
Nov. 7...ThNov. 7 will give Kooiet 
fans their first look at Quad City 
since the Komets defeated the 
Mallards for the Colonial Cup last 

The Fort Wayne Komets began their quest to defend the UHL Colonial Cup 
games. The K's lost in both outings. They return Friday, November 7 when 
the Quad City Mallards at Allen County Memorial Coliseum. 

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The Communicator Page 11 

IPFW Softball 
a 'big hit' in 
the classroom 

By IPFW News Services 

The National Fastpitch 
Coaches Association has released 
its 2002-2003 list of All-Acad. 
Teams, and the IPFW Softball team 
has been recognized for outstand- 
ing work in the classroom. 

Only 80 Division-I teams 
were eligible for the honor, and 
IPFW ranked 41st 
GPA of 3.18. That ranked the 
Mastodons ahead of such schools 
as Stanford, Michigan State, 
Kansas, and Kentucky. 

IPFW also had five players 
recognized as NFCA All-America 
Scholar-Athletes. They are: Mindy 
Pomeroy- Pitcher; Holly McNally- 
P-OF; Crystal Fisher-Catcher; Lori 
Faurote-Outfielder; Jenna Beachy- 

To qualify for the individ- 
ual honor, the student-athlet< 
possess a 3.5 GPA or higher for the 
academic year listed. 

The Divisii 
ings ranged from Indiana State, at 
the top, with a 3.466, to Kentucky 
with a team GPA of 2.72. 

Masto' Mullet's 
football predictions 

Senior pitcher Mindy Pon 
softball playe 

Raiders drop Mastodons 

By IPFW News Se 

The IPFW women's soccer 
team had their modest two-game 
winning streak snapped last 

Saturday night, losing to Wright 
State 3-0. 

In sloppy g.inif conditions, 
the Raiders got the games first goal 
from Laura Monterosso at the 12 

Wright State would take a 
2-0 lead just seven minutes into the 

second half <is Jodie Shoal found 
the back of the net on the right side 
lit keeper [v.n.hel Poor. 

WSU finished the scoring 
in the 62nd minute on a Jen 
Hansen goal. The Raiders' Becky 
Belcher added two assists in the 3- 

Women's Volleyball 

at Gates Center 

Friday, 31: Chicago State, 7 p.m. 

Student* are encouraged to dress up, 
with the first 250 costume wearers 
receiving a goody bag. A prize for 
bc~i continue will be awarded. 
Sunday, Nov. t Wisconsin GB, 2 pjn. 
Women's Soccer 
at Hefner Field 
Wednesday, 29: Evansville, 5 p.m. 
Saturday, Nov. 1: Toledo, 2 p.m. 

Miami at Virginia Tech. 
This is the final time these teams 
will meet as Rig East opponents and 
it may decided who will win the 
conference. Va Tech is coming oil of 
tough loss to unranked West 
\ irgini.i, the same team that 
i;ave Miami a run for their 
money a few weeks ago. All 
upsets asided, this game 
should be one of the ages. I 
still think this IS the year for 
Va Tech, but Miami is so 
damn good. Who to choose, 
who to choose? I'll tell ya 

Oklahoma State at 
Oklahoma. Rashaun 

Woods, a Heisman canidale, 
and his OK State Cowboys have 
spoiled the Sooners' national title 
hopes the past two seasons. Can 
they do it again? As much as 1 love 
Woods (no sick joke here), 
Oklahoma is the best team in college 
football. How many times must I 
say it? They just are. Prediction: 

Florida State at Notre 
Dame. Oh boy. oh boy, oh boy I get 
another free prediction! Admittedly', 
I'm worried about an Irish charge, 
but c'mon, FSU coach Bobby 
Bowden is Division I's gal' darn 
coaching victory leader. And gal' 
damit, the Seminoles better beat the 
Irish. Prediction: Florida State. 

Florida vs. Georgia. They 
call this one "The World's Largest 
Outdoor Cocktail Party." Another 
dirrrrrrry south showdown (is this 
overused?), but this one is in a neu- 
tral location: Jacksonville. year, 

the Gators spoiled the Bulldogs' 
perfect season. As for this season, 
Gawga' has sucked it up lately and 
Florida hasn't. Florida, please keep 
the 'Dawgs in so we don't have to 
hear that annoying Baha Men 

of the 
best QBs 
in the country. Its simple. Whatever 
QB plays better will lead his team to 
victory. Prediction: NC State. 

Michigan at Michigan State. 

John Navarre and Jeff 
Smoker are the two best QBs in the 
Big Ten. This head-to-head battle 
could decide the Big Ten as well 
who is in and who is out in the BCS 
race. State has rolled over every Big 
Ten opponent this year, but 
Michigan is in a sweet groove. Tuffy 
here, but I'm goin' with the Ma/in' 
Blue and Gold. Prediction: 

Is it time to put the hat back 
on? No one is digging the spike. 
I'm hurt. Besides, I've dropped si\ 
of nine predictions since the 
Missouri Compromise busted out. 
Sorry I've been slipping lately, but 
ya'H know how good I am. C'mon, 
I was 18-3. Nn more Achy Breaky 
Bad Mistakeys. 

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October 29, 2003 

Do you want a free car? 

Glenbrook Dodge Hyundai ar 
student on March 1. Students 

IPFW will give 
away free two-year 
lease to winner 

By Nick West 
The Communicator 

Seriously. Do you want a free 
car? Attend every IPFW basketball 
and volleyball home game and it 
may come true. It is a simple six- 
step proems. 

Step one; Show up .it an IPFW 
men or women's basketball or vol- 
leyball home game at The Allen 
County War Memorial Coliseum or 
Milliard Gates Center. 

Step two: Upon entering the 
I'ai ility, present your student ID card 
.it the registration table with a sign 
reading "The Great Campus Car 

Step three: Simply fill out a regis- 
tration card with your name, 
address, e-mail, and phone number 
at the table or sometime before the 
events halfway mark. Don't forget, 
you must be a registered IPFW stu- 

d IPFW are giving away a 2004 Hyundai Tiburon or a 2004 Dodge Dakota SLT to an IPFW 

can register at any IPFW men and women's basketball and volleyball home games to win. 

Step four: Watch a great IPFW and we are asking them to give a Pope agrees; it is too good. 

athletic event. At halftime or couple hours of their day to come to "One IPFW student will leave 

between matches two and three, these games. We ought to be the Coliseum on March 1, with the 

wait for a name, possibly yours, to rewarding them lor doing that with keys to the choice of one of those 

be drawn, more than jusl great play (from the brand new vehicles for two years." 

Step five: If your name is drawn, athletes)," said IPFW Athletic Said Junior English major Alyson 

walk onto the playing floor, Make a Director Mark Pope. Lindholm, "I think it is a good idea 

lay-up or hit a volleyball over the Attendance at home games have and hopefully it will improve atten- 

net. You are now a finalist for "The doubled since last season because of dance. But, hey, somebody gets a 

(..real Campus Car Giveaway." various promotions and giveaways, car for free, almost." 

Step six: Kepe.ii the above steps The theme at a recent home volley- For students, the best part is 

one time per home game. ball match was "Bring your Dog." being able to register once at every 

It is that basic. Show up, sign Students brought their dogs and home game until March 1. 

up, and win a two-year lease oil a were rewarded with prizes for Therefore, the more games a studerit 

brand new vehicle of your choice doing so. The Midnight Madness attends, the more he or she can qual- 

courtesy of Glenbrook Dodge event guaranteed every prizes for ify as a finalist and increase the 

Hyundai and IPFW. The student just showing up. Many walked chance to win the vehicle, 

will be responsible for paying the away with handfuls of t-shirts, "It's not you could win. It's you 

luxury tax and insurance for the Frisbees, and mini basketballs along will win," said Granger. 

vehicle. with a full stomach courtesy of the For all of his or her efforts to 

College students' schedules are Student Activities Board. attend home games and cheer on the 

demanding. The combination of "The big key that the students IPFW teams, the winning student 

endless reading and homework have to understand that this is free. wil1 have the opportunity to pick 

assignments; a full-time job to sup- You do nothing more than show between two vehicles: A 2004 Dodge 

port themselves or families; and a up," said Director of Athletic Dakota Quad Cab SLT or a 2004 

social life often make for a schedule Marketing and Membership, Rick Hyundai Tiburon. 

more chocked-full than that of the Granger. 

President of the United States'. "No way. Ifs too g 

"Kids on this campus are busy, true," said IPFW sophon 

A lot of work, a lot of homework, Friend of the promotion. 

"It's a pretty neat thing just for 
i to be having a student show up to our 
' Adam games. I can't think of any other 

school that is doing anything similar 

to this," said Pope. 

Lady Volleydons on 
verge of 20-win seas on 

By Nick West 
The Communicator 

Coming into this season, IPFW 
women's head volleyball coach 
Kellev Hartley had high expecta- 
tions for her team. After all, the 
L.uiy Don.- finished the season as 
Division I Independent champi- 
ons in their first season as a 
Division I team. 

So last Tuesday when the team 
hailed Mid-Continent Conference 
(MCQ leader Valparaiso's (19^) 
eight-match winning streak, she 
was not overly surprised. 

"We have what we feel is a 
leant that can win 20 game>, said 

At 15-9, the team needs to 
come out on top in five of its last 
eight games to meet Hartley's 
admittedly lofty standards. 

"A couple of weeks ago, our 
coaching staff reassessed that goal 
and determined this team was 
capable of more." She added, "We 
have challenged the team to aim 
for a 20 win season and they are 
excited and have accepted that 

A 20-win season for most any 
college sport is a remarkable feat. 

"Our kids are fired up," she 
said. " They have the right atti- 
tude. They aren't complaining 
about a conference or anything 
else like that. Instead, they come 
to the gym, want to get better as 
athletes, and want to win as many 
matches as they can." 

With six victories in a row, 
Hartley l eels the Lady 'Dons are 
peaking at the right time. 

"Though we have some tough 

letes are confident and continuing 
to po-h each other," she said. 

After defeating conference 
leader Valparaiso, the team is 3-1 
against MCC schools. Earlier in 
the season, the team battled heav- 
ily favored MAC champion Ball 
State, but inevitably fell in a five- 
match epic. Still, the team is 4-3 
against schools from the confer- 
ence. And with the recent victory 
over Horizon League powerhouse 
Butler, the 
team is 3-2 
against that 
"It is just excit- 
ing that so 



Photo by Brenda Jones for its seventh 
Coach Hartley instructs the Lady 'Dons victory in a 
volleyball team between matches. ™ w on 

ones in front of us, we are at home night against Chicago State at the 
the rest of the season and our ath- Gates Center. 

Men's soccer loses 

By IPFW News Services 

The IPFW men's soccer 
team wasted a furious comeback 
last Thursday evening at the 
Hefner Soccer Field. The 
Mastodons overcame a two-goal 
deficit, only to lose to Aquinas 
College 4-3 in double overtime 
thriller in their final home game 
of the season. 

The Saints started the 
scoring at the 6 minute mark. 

'Dons tied it 

later when 
freshman for- 
ward Dan 
Krleski stuck 

rebound that 



Aquinas senior forward Jimmy 
Allis put the Saints up by the 
score of 3-1 at the half. 

In the second half, the 
Mastodons kept most of the play 
in the Aquinas end. Junior for- 
ward Seth Fishelson took a feed 
from freshman Andy Boesch, 
and his second score of the year 
drew the 'Dons to within one. 

At the 73 minute mark, 
IPFW tied it. Freshman midfield- 
er Paul Otachel put on a burst of 
speed, got behind the defense, 
and hopped over Garvin, who 
tried to make a play. Otachel 
filled the open net, tying it at 

One overtime session 

could not decide the game, but in 
the second OT, Aquinas mid- 
fielder Asim Pitic dribbled up the 
right side, and from an incredible 
angle, ended the game with a 
slow roller to the far post. 

The win improved the 
Saints to 9-9-1 on the year, while 
the Mastodons fell to 6-9-1. 
Buck honored 

Senior sweeper Garrett 
Buck was honored before the 
final home game for his contribu- 
tions to the soccer program. Buck 
has been a four-year starter for 




Craig Vande 
Vusse scored 

lu ue in a two-minute span 
IPFW past visiting Cleveland 
State last Tuesday night, 2-1 at 
Hefner Field. 

The Vikings got on the 
board first, only three minutes in, 
when Bryan Fecke took a feed 
from Spencer Lappin and scored 
from about 15 yards out. 

CSU held that 1-0 lead 
until the 63rd minute until fresh- 
man midfielder Paul Otachel 
drove the field right side and 
drew the 

defense toward 
him. He hit 
Vande Vusse 
with a beauti- 
ful feed in front 
of the keeper, 


Vande Vusse 


Krleski dribbled up the middle of 
the field, drew the defense to 
him, and sent Vande Vusse out 
wide. With the near side covered, 
Vande Vusse threaded the needle 
just inside the far post. Vande 
Vusse's 2nd and 3rd goals of the 
season made the final 2-1. 

Cleveland State fell to 6-9-1 .