Robert L. Francis Jr.
Staff Writer

A grim faced stylized Trojan warrior in red, grey, black, and white peers fearlessly with the legend TITANS and below that, INDIANA UNIVERSITY SOUTH BEND. On the back in large black and red letters: GO TITANS GO. This is the device that now appears on coffee mugs, t-shirts, notebooks, and hats.

The bookstore in Northside held an unveiling get together on Wednesday, October 18.

“It is a three-fold unveiling to promote the new Titans logo to generate excitement for the basketball season and show off the renovated book store. We also want to tell the students about the new gift shop that should be open in the SAC by November 7. The store will sell things like mini basketballs, t-shirts, “We’re number one” foam hands, seat cushions, stuffed animals, license plate holders, and even mouse pads all with the new logo,” said Tammy Williams, Merchandise Coordinator for the bookstore.

The new design came from the Bloomington campus with help from MellisaWise and the marketing dept. “It is part of an overarching vision from the university to have a consistent look,” Wise said. Read the rest of this entry »

Robert L. Francis Jr.
edited by Annie Thoms

The Play With Their Eyes: September 11th, The View from a High School at Ground Zero was put on by the IUSB Theatre Company. It was produced with special arrangement with Annie Thoms.

The ensemble cast consisted of Joel Bazzell, Abbey L. Frick, Brittany Gardner, Zachary Hickle, Michael Kennel, Scott Merz, Samantha M. Nicodemus, Cassandra E. Nwokah, Amorena C. Ruffolo, and Crystal S. Ryan and was directed by Michael Van Kerckhove.

The play opened on Friday the 13th and lasted for two and a half hours with one ten minute intermission. The play consisted of a series of monologues set against the background of a 9/11 monument.

Van Kerckhove chose the play because “It is the fifth anniversary of 9/11 and there were all those documentaries and films and I thought this was a nice alternative. The play tells the real stories from the perspective of the students and staff who saw it happen.” Read the rest of this entry »

SGA @ Work

October 24, 2006

Adam Gallippo
Student Life Editor

Last week, Marty Gersey, IUSB Director of Safety and Security, stopped in to speak further on the cubbyhole and security situation in the bookstore.

“From a security standpoint, security for the bookstore is considered as an auxiliary and if Jeff Dunwoody wanted security posted at the bookstore he’d have to buy it,” said Gersey. “For a part time security staff employee it could cost anywhere from $8.50 to $9.85.”

Gersey expressed interest in meeting with Dunwoody to discuss senator suggestions to move the cubbyholes to a safer location. Read the rest of this entry »

Adam Gallippo
Student Life Editor

I decided to do another two for one deal so my friends and I went to Moondogs North and Moondogs South.

Let’s start with North.

Straight to the point, this place was a dive. It was actually kind of depressing. There was plenty of space but not plenty of people occupying that space. Of the small group of people there no one seemed to be having a good time.

This is the kind of place that has a small group of regulars that sit off in the corner and discuss the complexities of their jobs. Not in a cool Cheers kind of way, but in a depressing way.

There were very few young people, a tiny dance floor, one pool table and no real action. Hence it’s depressing qualities.

Do you recognize a common term here?

I could go on about how drab this place is but I’ll skip to the two positives and then give North a score because thinking about being there, even days later, is bringing me down a little.

One major plus was 22 ounce domestic beers for $1.75. That’s not a bad deal considering you pay the same amount at a more entertaining establishment like Madison Oyster Bar and get a 12 ounce beer.

Another cool thing was the ease in which you could get music played at this place. Just walk up to the DJ and ask. This is only possible because the place is a dive and no one is there. So is it really a positive?

As we left Moondogs North one of my friends turned to me and asked, “What score are you giving this heap?” Read the rest of this entry »

Labor Studies

October 24, 2006

Terrie Phillips
Staff Writer

Labor Studies will soon find a home elsewhere due to a decision made at IUPUI. Labor studies will be offered at two other campuses and online.

Labor Studies, according to labor.iu.edu/laborstudies.shtml, “is an interdisciplinary field that deals with work, the workplace, workers, and their organizations.”

After December, Labor Studies will be located at two IU campuses: IUPUI and IPFW. The program will also be available online, according to Paul Mishler. Read the rest of this entry »

Under 21: Glow Bowling

October 24, 2006

Terrie Phillips
Staff Writer

Bowling is something that takes time to master but in the end can be fun. I mean come on, what isn’t fun about hurling a ball down a lane at some white pins?

Some bowling alleys have special nights where they do things a little different. At Beacon Bowl, for example, on Friday nights they do Date Night and on Saturday nights they do Rockin’ Bowl.

In Laporte, KC Lanes on Saturday does Glow Bowl. It is from 10 to midnight; that’s Laporte time, thanks to Mitch, so remember they are an hour behind us here in South Bend. Though you can drink there if you are of age, it is fun for the whole family.

They usually have a DJ and cover charge, which includes your shoes, is only $10 for the entire night. You do not have to pay by the game. My advice to anyone who goes is to where some white. They do provide bowling balls there, but you can also buy a special ball, you just have to get the finger holes drilled by someone. You can usually get that done at any bowling facility.

KC Lanes is not smoke-free last time I checked, so be aware there might be some smoking. They also have an arcade room and restrooms are located at either ends of the building. So gather your friends and go have a good ole time bowling in the dark lights.

Community Links

October 24, 2006

Community Links serves both Indiana University South Bend and the community in which we live, as part of their mission they serve as both a clearing house for volunteerism and a referral of volunteerism students, faculty, and staff.

Tasha Browning, Community Links, holds many different service projects that anyone in the community and on campus can be involved with. One project, according to Browning, that Community Links is involved in is the monthly agency tour. Every month, students, faculty, staff, and the community are invited to tour different agencies around the South Bend area.

These tours are intended to inform the community of what the agencies do and how the community can help.

Community Links also does donation drives and participates in the Making a Difference Day, United Way Day of Caring. This is an annual event and will be held, said Browning, “going back to Reigns of Life, people seemed to like it last year, working with children and getting to see animals.”

Some other things that have been done in the past, according to Brown, one year they helped the fire department hand out fire alarms to the River Park neighborhood. Another year they racked leaves in the same neighborhood, they have also help paint the walls at the YWCA, and have help decorate the zoo for zoo boo.

For more information on Community Links and the events they are involved with you can call Tasha Browning at (574) 520-LINK (5465) or visit their website at http://www.iusb.edu/~clinks@iusb.edu, if you have trouble with the website you can go the IUSB homepage and look under A-Z Big List in the upper right corner of the page.

Adam Gallippo
Student Life Editor

The IUSB Student Services Book Club will be reading and discussing “The Covenant with Black America” through November 13.

According to Book Club President, Dawana Depriest-Bey, the goal is to unite the entire community through the reading of this book.

“This book helps to address economic and social imbalances,” said Depriest-Bey, an IUSB junior. “The effects brought on by these imbalances are devastating to the black community and has negative repercussions on the entire community.”

The Book Club is a great eye-opening experience that brings diverse groups of people together, according to Campus Diversity Secretary Linda Guilliland.

“The Book Club is beneficial to IUSB because it gets students, staff, and faculty together for one group effort,” said Guilliland. “It’s a great social networking opportunity with a culturally important topic.”

In the past, the Book Club read books like “But Jacob Still Loved Rachel” and “The Coldest Winter Ever”. However, their current reading project, “The Covenant with Black America” affords members an opportunity to explore new frontiers of thought, according to Depriest-Bey.

“Educate and challenge yourself in a reading that will release a fruitful exchange of ideas,” said Depriest-Bey. “Come with an open heart and mind to take part in exhilarating discussions.”

The Book Club’s next meeting is Monday, October 23 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in room 104X of Student Services located in the Administration Building.

If you’re interested, the books are available for checkout by Book Club participants in the Office of Campus Diversity, room A115, Administration Building.

For more information, please call 520-5524.

Val Schweisberger
Staff Writer

These days, the name Ben Kweller is practically synonymous with the word “catchy”.

In his self-titled third album, which sounds similar to but evolved from his previous successes Sha Sha and On My Way, Kweller maintains the boyish charm that has his fans so enraptured. This is not to say that he hasn’t grown, however. Kweller’s experimentation with numerous instruments combined with his use of honest, focused lyrics demonstrates his maturity both as an artist and as a person.

Known partially for his piano-driven, slightly downhearted songs, Kweller stays true to form on a few of the new tracks (i.e. “Sundress”, “Until I Die”, and “Thirteen”). However, fans of Sha Sha’s hit single “Wasted and Ready” will much prefer the peppy, upbeat tracks which comprise the rest of the new album. “Run” and “I Gotta Move” both demonstrate a restless enthusiasm which makes each track irresistible and “Nothing Happening” is so satisfying you may never get it out of your head.

Kweller may not tackle terrifically controversial issues in his music, and he can’t be accused of being especially deep. But he sings what he knows, and he does it well. In what is arguably his best effort to date, Kweller nails the issues of youthful impatience and love. His emotion comes through on each and every track, and it works tremendously to his advantage.

Picking a favorite song from Kweller’s latest effort is a lot like picking a favorite Beatles album. Why choose when they’re all so good? With each track, Kweller proves his worth as a musician, and his work only gets better as he ages. If he keeps releasing works as good as Ben Kweller, there’ll be no end to his success.

IUSB AA Scholarship Dinner

October 24, 2006

Terrie Phillips
Staff Writer

Something that is usually needed to attend a facility of higher education is additional funding. This can come in many ways, the most popular being scholarships, government grants, and student loans.

The Alumni Association gives away scholarships to deserving individuals every year. According to the event brochure, this year they gave one scholarship called the Four-Year Larry E. Lentych Scholarship, which was received by Lauri Reinhold at the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities.

They gave eight one-year scholarships away this year. The recipients of this scholarship are Jessica Cunningham (Gibson Insurance Scholarship), Laura Fagerman (Andre Scholarship), Emily Frazier (Northwestern Mutual Scholarship), Hugo Garza (Gurley-Leep Scholarship), Kevin Martinczak and Justin Yates (Teachers Credit Union Scholarships), Anna Otrombke (Koontz-Wagner Scholarship), and Jillian Woodrick (Key Bank Scholarship).

They awarded six non-traditional students with scholarships funded by IU South Bend. The recipients of this scholarship include Sharon Busenbark (Granger), Lisa Fritchley (Millersburg), Lisa Funkhouser (Mishawaka), Timothy Krecsmar (Elkhart), Shannon Renfrow (Nappanee), and Catherine Vogel (South Bend).

The Sueno Scholarships were awarded to Gabriela Del Real and Irma Ortiz. They awarded Emily Fikes with the IU Alumni Association License Plate Scholar.

The scholarships were made possible, according to the event program, by Andre Corporation, Chancellor Una Mae Reck, Gibson Insurance Group, Gurley-Leep Automotive Group, Key Bank, Koontz-Wagner, Northwestern Mutual Life Financial Network, and Teachers Credit Union. The dinner was held on October 3.