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  • Thursday, November 13, 2014

    The Vol. 111. Issue 9

    FEATURES Eli Hastings discusses trauma writing, narrative therapy | PAGE 5 SPORTS Alwine earns roster spot in NFHCA Senior Game at Washington & Lee | PAGE 10

    Panel discussion connects study abroad alumni and prospectives

    In an effort to encourage students to study abroad, the Study Abroad office created a panel of six study abroad alumni to address frequently asked questions during a discussion on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Sabina Post, study abroad director, assembled the panel, which included se-niors Justin Ahmad, Caitlin Hogan, Kellie Lotkowski, Haley Diener and Brittany Pressley and junior Gates Failing.

    Each student spoke about a different aspect of the program that he or she attended before opening the floor to questions. During their presentations, photos from their trips were projected on the screen, so that the students in attendance could visualize the places and people being discussed.

    I think the panel helps students get in touch with study abroad alum, hear stories and ask questions in an informal and laid back way, Hogan said. Theres no pressure to participate, but its

    informative.Topics ranged from what classes were

    available to how to live with a host family. Students discussed excursions that were hosted by their colleges and the culture shock they met in their new locations.

    My study abroad experience was the first time I had left the United States, so its not a stretch to say I was overwhelmed, Diener said.


    Boretti, Scannapieco receive Academic All-District honors

    Young Americans for Liberty Club showcases Civil Liberties Graveyard on Academic Quad

    Elizabethtown College fall athletes mens soccer player and senior defender David Boretti and womens volleyball player and senior middle hitter Kelci Scannapieco were named to the Capital One Academic All-District Team for their respective sports.

    Photo: David Sinclair/ Athletics Department


    Photo: Luke Mackey

    Photo: Tiana Ferrante During Halloween, the Young Americans for Liberty club created the Civil Liberties Graveyard. It was displayed on the campus academic quad as a creative way to promote the club to the public.


    While other Elizabethtown College clubs handed out candy from tables at the Academic Quad during Halloween, Elizabethtown Colleges Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) group did it from the ground. YAL President and senior Justin Greiss set up a bag of candy next to what he called a Civil Liberties Graveyard, which included several headstones with specific liberties written on each.

    The purpose is to spread awareness and promote our club, Etown YAL President Justin Greiss said. We are a club based on the philosophy of liberty and one issue of ours is the deterioration of our civil liberties in America. As the stones suggested, we view the elimination of gun rights, threats to the first amendment, loss of freedom in health care, et cetera as detrimental to our country.

    According to Greiss, a civil liberties graveyard is a creative idea suggested by YAL national.

    We thought it would be a creative way to express our ideas and have some fun doing it, Greiss said. We participated in the Senate trick-or-treat on Wednesday and displayed our project and then wanted to continue it on Friday.

    Greiss also said that some YAL members walked by a few times during the day and saw several people taking pictures of the display.

    I participated to get the name of YAL out into the public, first-year Kyle Schaeffer said. I thought it got our points across in a sarcastic and funny way.

    Once they were done with the political cemetery project, four members of YAL attended the Students for Liberty Philadelphia Regional Conference. The conference was held at the University of Pennsylvania last week.

    Education department offers new seminar focused on Philadelphia


    New schedule generator available through Jayweb

    Elizabethtown College recently debuted the Etown Schedule Generator, a tool that incorporates c ur rent cours e l i s t ings into a customizable online schedule format.

    The new program can be found on Jayweb under the Quick Links tab and features course drop-down menus organized by department. It also allows users to type in a search bar to find specific courses and any courses dates, times, meeting location and other basic information.

    The introduction of the Etown Schedule Generator coincided with Etown students registration period for the spring 2015 semester. This means that f irst-years , such as computer engineering major Patrick Durofchalk, and upperclassmen alike have another option for organizing and registering for courses. I believe

    it could be useful, Durofchalk said. It decreases the amount of time the students need to schedule their classes around course closings.

    First-year Corinne McCarthy also took a look at the schedule generator, although she felt it was not as necessary for her planning as for others preparation for registration, since she will take 16 credits next semester. I can see how it would help someone who is taking more than 16 credits or trying to fit in a semester abroad, McCarthy said.

    Some students, like sophomore Skye McDonald who had to go through the registration procedure although she will study abroad in England next semester, simply planned for registration the traditional way. I always used scheduling worksheets and talked to my advisor, McDonald said. First-year students, the last to select courses, registered yesterday.


    Elizab ethtown C ol leges Educat ion Department is offering a new course for its students. ED 371: The Philadelphia Urban Seminar acts upon the second pillar of the departments mission statement, social justice.

    Faculty have been exploring many ways to create unique experiences for their pre-service teachers which emphasize social justice concepts of peace, equity, inclusion and diversity. Associate Professor of Education Dr. Rachel Finley-Bowman spoke about the new program. The opportunity for the college to partner with other teacher preparation programs across the commonwealth is very exciting, as we consider the potential networks for our students with these colleges and universities and with the School District of Philadelphia, she said.

    This new course book ends with the departments Peace and Integrated Education in Northern Ireland course, which is offered in opposite May terms and offers an opportunity to travel to Belfast, Northern Ireland.

    The purpose of the course is to immerse students in the urban context, promoting theory into practice through field placement and service learning projects, Dr. Finley-Bowman said.

    Students experience blended learning strategies throughout the course, with the first week being an online study of urban education. The following two weeks, students will stay at LaSalle University and complete

    an intensive field placement with the School District of Philadelphia, attend seminars and lectures, tour cultural events in the city and complete a service learning project.

    This course explores the pol icies , experiences, relationships and practices of urban schools, utilizing the case study of Philadelphia. Emphasis is given to the categories of race, ethnicity, class, gender, language, religion, sexuality and ability as social relations of power that impact urban school experiences and the urban context on students, teachers, parents and the community, Dr. Finley-Bowman said.

    The course also includes an intensive field placement in the School District of Philadelphia.

    Study abroad alumni shared their experiences overseas with students who are considering trips of their own at a panel discussion on Tuesday, Nov. 11.


    The purpose of the course is to immerse students in the urban context, promoting t h e o r y i n t o p r a c t i c e through field placement and service learning projects.

    ~Dr. Rachel Finley-Bowman

  • November 13, 2014page 2 NewsDay of the Dead altar built to celebrate cultural diversity

    This year, Elizabethtown College made a point of celebrating Da de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, in addition to Halloween. Set up on the second level of the BSC, display tables dedicated to Da de los Muertos featured decorate your own skull crafts, as well as several other traditional decorations and candies. Students could also pick up some pamphlets that explain the history of the Mexican holiday and the symbolism of each item on the tables.

    Photo: Tiana Ferrante

    International education week events, activities celebrate diversity

    A Mariachi band set the mood as students sampled desserts from dif-ferent countries in the Blue Bean Caf, bought T-shirts from the No Boundaries Club and bought Fair Trade Equal Ex-change items from a table in the Brossman Commons. This celebration of the diver-sity of Elizabethtown College was called International Education Week, sponsored by the Office of International Student Ser-vices (OISS), the Study Abroad Office, the Office of Diversity, the Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking, Career Services and the High Library.

    It runs from Monday, Nov. 10 through Friday, Nov. 14 and informs students of the various programs Etown offers to

    international students and those wishing to learn more about different cultures. The week kicked off with the Global Village event in the Brossman Commons that provided information about all of the weeks events and all of the international clubs. At the first table students went to, they were given a passport that they were told to fill with signatures obtained at various booths at the fair or from various activities offered throughout the week. If they filled the passport up with enough signatures, they could enter a contest to win a prize from the OISS.

    Students got a chance to learn more about various international clubs, such as No Boundaries. They learned about Mehndi a Hindi art form that involves painting symbols on the skin using paste

    from the Henna plant and even got a few Mehndi symbols painted on their skin. Some bought raffle tickets for the Rice for Refugees raffle sponsored by Act for Humanity. There was also a table that provided information about scholarships and fellowships to fund study abroad, independent research and graduate studies.

    The other events offered throughout the week included a Global Dinner on Monday night in the Marketplace, a Study Abroad Panel Discussion on Tuesday, a two-part International Peace Building lecture with Dr. Robert Johansen, professor emeritus at Kroc Institute-University of Notre Dame on Tuesday and Wednesday and a Drumming Circle in Zug Wednesday night. The fest ivit ies wil l conclude

    tomorrow night with a Global Talent and Fashion Show in the KAV at 7 p.m.

    The OISS describes International Education Week as an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education worldwide. The celebration was a hit with the students. First-year student Michaela Kim said, I think its really cool that Etown has a world fair, and there are so many sponsors that came out. She liked the passport signature competition and said that she was encouraged to go and talk to all the people at the different tables to get her passport signed.




  • I did a lot of things that I wouldnt have necessarily experienced if I were alone. It is easier with come back to America and take inventory of the many ways we are privileged. I certainly didnt value drinking water that didnt need to be boiled or warm showers until I went without them, Diener continued.

    Each of the students attended a dif-ferent study abroad program for vary-ing lengths of time. Lotkowski spent spring break taking a business class in Prague, Czech Republic. Hogan, Diener, Pressley and Failing studied in Florence, Italy, Cusco, Peru, Quito, Ecuador and Serekunda and The Gambia, respec-tively. Ahmad spent both semesters of his junior year in Xalapa, Mexico.

    I decided to go to a country where I didnt speak the language, and I went alone, which was very scary. Although it was scary, it was also very rewarding, Hogan said.

    The students also discussed how their experience affected them and their edu-cational goals. Each pinpointed things they had learned that were not neces-sarily from their textbooks, but helped them to grow as individuals.

    Independence. I had to coordinate many aspects of my daily life, such as my internship, acquiring transportation, and making contacts with other people, Failing said. In order to succeed, I had to be an advocate for myself and over-come unexpected obstacles that I would not have encountered while in the US.

    One worry that many students have when studying abroad revolves around ones living situation.

    Most of the students on the panel

    stayed with host families. Of those stu-dents, each had stories to tell about their time with those families.

    Some are even planning on visiting their host families over school breaks. Other students cited similar experiences with host families.

    Other students identified home-sickness and completing independent research as the most challenging parts of their experiences. Despite the differ-ences in the programs that each student attended, all had one thing in common: the overall experience was rewarding and had a positive impact on how they saw the world. These students explained their volunteering experiences and the impact those had during and after their programs.

    The College offered these programs through several affiliate study abroad organizations, including Brethren Col-

    leges Abroad (BCA) and Center for In-ternational Studies (CIS). Each program followed a different pattern for study, dependent upon where the students chose to study.

    Excursions and day trips are built into most programs, so that students get a chance to experience the culture of the country. Pressley explained the ease of planning excursions among her group of friends, when the location they wanted to visit wasnt offered by the College.

    Lots of other people want to travel too, Diener said. I did a lot of things that I wouldnt have necessarily expe-rienced if I were alone. It is easier with like-minded people.

    All of the panelists encouraged other students to consider studying abroad, saying it was a valuable experience.

    Dont think about it, Ahmad said. Just do it.

    Brethren C ol leges Abroad (BCA) recently added a short-term study abroad option to their program choices. Led by Exeter native Dr. Stephen Burwood and Dr. Linnea Goodwin Burwood, students will experience British culture and history through a short term stay in London and Exeter.

    A four-credit class titled Living with History: History, Culture and Contemporary Life in England will include part of the stay in England, where students wil l studying practical history.

    Class work will focus on field work, so that students begin to understand the workings of the English system. The course will fulfill the Western cultural heritage requirement of the core.

    This is only a part of your journey, Burwood said. Your horizons have been opened. It helps you to understand what is

    going on here and now.Students will be exposed to

    various aspects of British culture, including but not l imited to historical significance, business rules and regulations and what it is like for natives to live with history.

    The program will run from May 21 until June 11, 2015. Students wil l be housed in hotels and hostels during the stay, while taking their class and excursions. There are no prerequisites for the courses, all of which will be offered in English.

    The application deadline is April 15, 210 5. For more information, visit the BCA website at, email E.inquiry@BCAStudyAbroad or schedule a meeting with a BCA advisor.

    The study abroad office is located in Myer Hall. An informational meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 18, in Myer Hall at 7 p.m. Posters explaining the program objectives and plans can be found in the Study Abroad Office, located on the second floor of the BSC.

    The news feeds of Elizabethtown College students have been full of posts regarding rumored changes that will affect student meal plans. Students rallied together in an effort to explain their position to the dining services staff by starting a Facebook page called Let Students Choose: Elizabethtown College Dining Services. Online petitions and discussions about the issue have started circulating about the nature of these changes. However, there are no immediate changes in progress.

    The Dining Services management staff contacted the stu-dent managers and team leaders last week with information to help quell the stream of concern. In this email, dining services

    employees were informed that there will be no changes to the meal plans for Spring 2015, but Dining Services is working with a consultant on a meal plan study. The reason for the study is to see how students use their meal plan and to decide on changes that are mutually beneficial to the students and the College.

    The study that has been conducted over the past few months has considered the meal plans of several comparable colleges while analyzing the information that the on-campus study produced.

    While no changes are slated for the spring semester, it is possible that different options will be created for the 2015 fall semester. Some of the changes that have been discussed include changing how guest swipes are counted, but not eliminating them, offering new meal plan options and creating a meal plan with more Jaybucks.

    In a campus news email, the Dining Services staff released the following information: Six student senators, represent-ing all classes, have been invited to participate in the working group that is reviewing meal plan options with the director of dining services and the consultant. The students meet for the first time with Envision Strategies Thursday, Nov. 13, to evaluate the preliminary meal plan recommendations. The students in the working group will engage fellow student sena-tors and have been encouraged to talk with students about the recommended options. They are asked to bring ideas from the student body back to the working group for consideration. We anticipate the new meal plan recommendations to be shared with students in March 2015 thereby allowing students the time to review the plans and decide which option best fits their needs for fall 2015.

    page 3November 13, 2014 NewsCollege Bound mentor program continues to impact lives of McCaskey students

    On Tuesday, Nov. 11, Elizabethtown College welcomed a group of McCaskey High School students to par-ticipate in the College Bound events on campus.

    The program is sponsored by Etowns Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE) and Pennsylvania Migrant Education.

    College Bound is a program in which McCaskey students are paired with mentors at Etown. According to CCCE Director Matthew Ascah, College Bound is intended to encourage students to consider and think about post-secondary education in ways that they might not have thought about prior to being involved in the program.

    Ascah said that in previous years College Bound participants were only from the Nepal region, but 2014 is the first time we have students from a variety of different countries. The high school students participating in the program this year are from families that have immigrated to the Lancaster Area from countries such as Nepal, Myanmar and Thailand.

    Junior Ellie Tracy is a student mentor for College Bound. I help to provide these students with someone to talk to and help them to learn more about college in general, she said. It is the goal of the program that these students attend college despite being immigrants, and the student mentors are here to help them achieve this goal.

    On Tuesday, the McCaskey students were invited to campus and attended classes alongside their mentor. Ascah said he expects College Bound to allow the high school students to experience a day in the life of an Etown student.

    College Bound has been a successful program according to Ascah. I know a number of the students who have participated in the program have gone onto post-secondary education, he said.

    Study abroad alumni discuss experiences overseas, host families, independence



    Dining Services assures there will be no immediate changes to meal plansby SAMANTHA WEISS

    BCA offers new short-term study abroad option in Exeter, London



    Education department adds urban seminar course with field placement in Philadelphia city school district

    The course is part of the wider Philadelphia Urban Seminar coordinated through Indiana University of Pennsylvania ( I U P ) w h i c h h a s s e v e r a l partnering education programs such as Millersville, Cabrini, Juniata and Shippensburg.

    The field placement in The School District of Philadelphia e n c o u r a g e s c o n c e n t r a t e d s tudy of the pr inc iples of urban education, promotes service learning, as students participate in a service learning project during their time in Philadelphia and immersion in the urban culture and history of Philadelphia, Dr. Finley-Bowman said.

    Not only does this seminar work in conjunction with the education departments focus on social justice, the opportunity to take this course also helps education majors to diversify their in-classroom experiences

    as much as possible. If education majors f ield

    placements were restricted to only the school districts around Elizabethtown, the students would not be able to spend much time in urban schools since the majority of local school districts are considered rural or

    suburban. Inte re s te d s tu d e nt s c an

    contact Dr. Rachel Finley-Bowman for more information at BOWMANR@ETOWN.EDU or by visiting the departments website at

    The field placement in The School District of Philadelphia encourages concentrated

    study of the principles of urban education, promotes service learning, as students participate in a service learning project during their time in Philadelphia and

    immersion in the urban culture and history of Philadelphia.

    ~Dr. Rachel Finley-Bowman

    Photo: Luke MackeyStudy abroad alumni shared their experiences overseas with students who are considering trips of their own at a panel discussion on Tuesday, Nov. 11.

  • Featurespage 4 November 13, 2014Office of International Student Services holds information tables, special dinner as part of International Education Week

    Photos: Nelli Orozco and Luke Mackey

    Asking Elizabethtown College students about the weath-er at this time of year is usually met with complaints about frigid temperatures from legions of chattering teeth. The same question asked closer to the equator would most likely be answered next to an air conditioner on full blast. At Etown, the Office of International Student Services (OISS) believes that global education and awareness are crucial, no matter what part of the world someone calls home. To celebrate how international education and exchange can be beneficial, from Monday, Nov. 10 to Saturday, Nov. 15 the College hosts International Education Week.

    As part of a joint initiative by the United States Depart-ment of State and Department of Education, International Education Week will provide students opportunities to become part of worldwide exchange and education. Etown will host a variety of activities and programming, ranging from lectures to dances. More than just the sum of its parts, International Education Week will involve an eclectic mix of activities as diverse as the global community.

    The week kicked off on Monday, Nov. 10 with the Global Village event in the Brossman Commons (BSC) and Global Etiquette in the marketplace. Echoing the global theme, flags of many nations adorned the BSC. Students within earshot of the Blue Bean early on Monday were treated to the musical talents of a Mariachi band. Tables in the BSC concourse educated students about international celebra-

    tion and appreciation in addition to providing treats for snacking. These morsels only served as appetizers to the main course, an international dinner held from 4 to 7 p.m. The dinner allowed students to sample foods from around the globe. These cuisines ranged from Asian to the Mediter-ranean to South American. On Tuesday, Nov. 11, the festivi-ties resumed with a lecture by Dr. Robert Johansen, profes-sor at the Kroc Institute of the University of Notre Dame. Johansen educated those in attendance about the state of international peacebuilding in the Susquehanna Room.

    Also on Tuesday, Nov. 11, alumni of the study abroad program were present for a panel discussion about the benefits of getting an Etown education as far as half a world away. This session allowed curious students to actively par-ticipate. Rounding out the Tuesday events was a meeting of the No Boundaries club and a session concerning slang and its relationship to U.S. culture.

    Wednesday morning was another presentation by Johan-sen, who delivered the ECAPF Peace Fellow Lecture from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. in Leffler Chapel and Performance Center. Johansen used his expertise in the subjects of international ethics and governing at a global scale to teach about the maintenance of peace and security in todays world. This lecture richened International Education Weeks program-ming for anyone who attended.

    One of the barriers that still divides different cultures is language. However, on Wednesday, Nov. 12, a drumming circle provided a universal dialect, which was music, to participants from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Zug Hall. Dr. Gene

    Behrens, professor of music and director of music therapy, led an interactive seminar on rhythms from around the globe. Although the drums subsided on Wednesday night, the next day the music resumed with the Global Beats event. Facilitated by OISS, this international dance session will be held in the KAV on Thursday, Nov. 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. For those who prefer the silver screen to a tango, a film will be shown at the same time. The Keys to the House, an Italian picture about a mans relationship with his handicapped son, will be available for students to see in Gibble Auditorium.

    International Education Week will continue on Friday, Nov. 13 and spill over to the weekend with a Global Talent and Fashion Show. This final event takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14 and Saturday, Nov. 15, punctuating the week-long celebration with a bang. After concluding Saturday night, International Education Week will have hosted an array of entertaining and enriching experiences for students.

    As an added bonus, the students who visit the most events during the week will be eligible to win a prize given out by OISS. Collecting as many unique signatures and stamps from events attended in a passport book is an added incentive to make traversing the weeks events more interactive. In addition to International Education Week, OISS always offers more ways to internationalize the Col-lege that anybody interested can participate in. Events like those available during International Education Week show students that education offered on the Colleges campus extends beyond Lancaster County.


  • Michael B elfatt i spoke to students about the practi-cal side of the actuarial science, mathematics and computer pro-gramming field at Elizabethtown College on Thursday, Nov. 6.

    My talk has a little bit to do with how math and computers are connected with industry, Belfatti said. His talk was geared toward math majors and actuarial science majors. He explained the current job situation and aspects of the job students should know before they graduate. Belfatti said that the actuarial field is not one he would recommend students enter unless they truly love math. If students do enjoy it, the next step would be to find out if actuarial studies is a practical field to enter. I would want to know if I was getting on the right side of the bus, Belfatti explained. He used the example of photocopying. Even if students love photocopying, it is not a grow-ing line of work that would be stable for someone to enter.

    Belfatti explained that math-ematics is a growing field. Theres so much more you can do with data and mathematics, and people want to do it, The use of data and data analysis in all fields is on the rise. The application of math and pro-gramming has been expanding not just in insurance companies and on Wall Street. The use of data and data analysis in all fields is on the rise, Belfatti said. Models for predicting finances are being used in places such as the medical field and banks. However, Belfatti said

    that students have to be very sharp with their math and programming skills since the market has become more and more competitive. When Belfatti was in college, students could take actuarial exams after graduation and have no trouble en-tering the field, but now students are highly encouraged to take the exams while still in school, and they may be behind if they wait until after college.

    The field constantly changes as well. A number of traditional mathematical models exist that can be used for calculating finances; however, a backlash against tra-ditional models has recently oc-curred by behavioral scientist, a branch of actuarial science. Belfatti said that this is partially due to the failure of some models to work in the real world. This can often be problematic when designing models as an actuary. Youre try-ing to learn how to predict whatll happen, but youre fishing around in the dark a little, he explained.

    Equity prices and the Brown-ian motion model use stochastic calculus were two examples of models frequently used to calcu-late how much dividends should be worth. The models both work with a constant growth model on an infinite scale in order to project an infinite number of dividends that will go along with an infinite growth in the stock market. The models work very well in theory, but they do not acknowledge that stock prices fluctuate and do not move with dividend prices. When you use math in a job like this theres always a balance between simple, nice models like this and

    the reality of the model, Belfatti said.

    Belfatti also explained that it is essential to be careful relying too much on the models. Some-times people use these models as if theyre the end of the story, he said. One can really do harm if they take statistical and financial management too seriously. For instance, American International Group, a multinational insurance company lost a huge amount of

    money due to employees putting too much faith in the models. Bel-fatti explained that the company had over 800,000 people world-wide with offices in every country, but 150 individuals in Connecticut began taking great risks using little changes in models, which caused the company to nearly go bankrupt.

    Belfattis final piece of advice to the students was to consider working in places other than Wall

    Street or big insurance companies. I couldnt look myself in the mir-ror if I gave this whole speech and didnt end with this pitch, he said. Belfatti said that if he could do anything differently, it would want to be more outward looking. Math and programming skills are needed all around the globe, and he encouraged students to fulfill the Colleges motto of Educate for Service by looking for groups that need more actuaries.

    On Monday Nov. 10, Bowers Writers House held an after-noon craft talk and evening reading with memoirist and therapist Eli Hastings. Hastings discussed the craft of trauma writing and later gave a reading of his memoir Clearly Now, the Rain: A Memoir of Love and Other Trips. He identified himself as a writer, father and therapist, which, in a way, all relate to psychological trauma. Hastings dated back to a time in February 2005, when he was about to begin a writers residency in Vermont. He lost his friend and lover 35 days before the residency started. Hastings promised her that if she died he would write a book about it. It was a dark chapter in his life; he described sitting at the ply-wood desk in his room and knowing what he needed to write. Hastings did not know where to start, he spent the first hour staring at the cursor blinking on the screen. Then, for the next 11 days, he wrote intensely, writing 385 pages within this time. His book starts at the moment he learned about her death, then goes back and recounts his memories with her before returning to that moment. This style mirrors the idea of trauma-informed writing. Trauma is a complex subject, which can be overwhelming, terrifying and horrible, so much so that it becomes fragmented in ones memory. The purpose of trauma-informed writing is to recover; the only way to do this is through narrative and storytelling. It lets the person put the memories in order by retelling, but this also contains the obstacle of reliving those memories. Hastings craft talk focused on the analysis of two pieces of writing that revolve around trauma: Peggy Schumakers Moving Water, Tuscon, and Carolyns Forchs The Colonel. Schumakers prose poem centers around the experience of her childhood memory of watching a teenager trying to ride the wave of a flash flood. Hastings pointed out the idea of the Greek word thanatos, which refers to the death impulse, in relation to a certain moment within the poem. Schumaker writes concerning the teenager, that For a moment, we all wanted to be him, to be part of something so wet, so fast, so powerful, so much bigger than ourselves. That kid rode the flash food inside us, the flash flood outside us. Hastings compared the feeling to standing on top of a tall structure and wanting to jump off. The craft talk focused on the idea that within trauma writing, there is a trend of listing vivid details. It follows the idea that trauma-informed writing allows one to recover by plotting out the memory through narrative. The piece is also effective in the way it transmits the feelings of breathlessness by creating short sentences. The writing mim-ics the gradual build up of a wave by using commas to mimic

    the waters accumulation. The piece also uses the repetition of the word water, as a central image. In Forchs piece The Colonel the piece tells of her expe-riencing a civil war brewing in El Salvador. Similar to Mov-ing Water, Tuscon, it uses a long list of details to convey the scene of the trauma. However, the piece notably starts out with the sentence, WHAT YOU HAVE HEARD IS TRUE. It builds a sense of drama and suspense for the reader. As the piece debriefs its catalogue of details, there are moments that foreshadow the scene of trauma. These moments bring a sense of surrealism, which are things of dreamlike quality described in normal terms.

    Ultimately, the narrative comes to its climactic moment, The colonel returned with a sack used to bring groceries home. He spilled multiple human ears on the table. They were like dried peach halves. There is no other way to say this. He took one of them in his hands, shook it in our faces, dropped it into a water glass. In the way that traumatic moments are fragmented in ones memory, the scene fragments itself with surreal moments. She mentions how the ears came alive, and how the ears on the floor were pressed to the ground, as if listening for vibrations. In these works, trauma was an underly-ing theme in which creativity was used to narrative the events that were fragmented.

    Features page 5November 13, 2014

    Belfatti speaks to students about growing industry for building mathematical models for businesses, insurance companies

    Eli Hastings discusses trauma writing, narrative therapy, explains importance of narrative, storytelling for helping fragmented memories


    Photo: Luke MackeyHastings detailed the motivation behind writing his trauma-informed memoir Clearly Now, the Rain: A Memoir of Love and Other Trips to students. Hastings also talked about surrealism, central image and the perspectives of other characters used in pieces by Peggy Schumaker and Carolyn Forch at Bowers Writers House on Monday, Nov. 10.


    Photo: Luke Mackey

    Michael Belfatti explained the job of actuaries and the competitive market they face. He used his years of experience in the field to detail the types of jobs available, the regions of the world hiring actuaries and the continuing growth in the market to students on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 4 p.m. at Elizabethtown College.

  • Features page 6November 13, 2014

    Im in the minority, Associate Professor of Molecular Biology Dr. Jodi Yorty said as she began to discuss her vocational calling to a field where women are not always expected.

    As part of the Call To Lead Program, Yorty shared her personal story of being a women in a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) job field and the difficulties women like her have faced. As Yorty explained, getting a job in those fields as a woman can be a long process, even with the culture today having a focus on womens rights and feminism. According to a study released in National Geographic in 2011, despite the stronger push for womens rights and equality, only 26 percent of women had STEM occupations. Yorty also mentioned how in 2012, only 45 percent of females were awarded with a doctorate in the STEM fields of study nationwide.

    To explain why the percentages were so low, Yorty described the system of becoming a Ph.D. and getting tenure as a leaky pipeline. In the path to a Ph.D. and tenure there can be gaps caused by women falling out of the leak due to having children and starting families. Perhaps the woman does not get her tenure position or gets the position and yet does not complete it; the leaky pipeline is caused naturally by having a family. The pipeline to a STEM field is heavily influenced by two factors, Yorty explained. The first factor is the lack of family friendly policies. 95 percent of developed countries have mandated 14 weeks or more of paid maternity leave, yet the US is not part

    of that percentage. At a federal level, the US is one of the few countries, like Liberia and New Guinea, to not mandate a paid maternity leave. Some organizations, Elizabethtown College for example, do have a paid leave that professors and faculty have the option of taking. We all know in the United States we work too much, Yorty said. The lack of family friendly policies in the country does play a role in the small amount of females in STEM jobs. Women with children have a 35 percent lower chance of receiving tenure than men with children. With children, the bias toward women increases for being involved in occupations like technology or science. The motherhood penalty, as Yorty referred to it as, is an example of a bias that affects women with children. In 2007 a study was conducted by women submitting resumes with the same credentials to executives, with the only difference being that some were mothers. When the study was over, the research showed that almost 80 percent of the mothers were less likely to be hired and half as likely to be promoted if they got the job. Finally those who were accepted were offered 11,000 dollars less in salary compared to the other applicants. The motherhood penalty is one example of the bias women receive when they are in STEM fields.

    This bias is more specifically called an implicit bias, or a mental attitude toward a person or group that is unconscious. As Yorty explained, it is hard to visualize a woman as a scientist because scientists are stereotyped a certain way, while women are stereotyped in a different way. The problem with the schemas of women is the lack of fit it has

    with the concept of being a scientist, Yorty said. That lack of fit is created by gender bias, shown through patterns such as the prove-it-again bias. The prove-it-again bias is where the woman must provide more evidence of her competence in the field to be accepted or credible. Another pattern that is involved with bias is the tight rope or the idea that women have to behave masculine to be competent, yet they must also act feminine to not come off as opinionated in order to be successful in her occupation. For women in the STEM fields the idea makes women ask, What side do we

    walk on? during their careers. The stereotype about women being scientists or engineers is an engaging challenge to overcome, Yorty summarized.

    As Yorty began, being a woman in a STEM occupation is being a part of the minority. The challenges women face as they go into a STEM field are heavily impacted by the gender bias that still exists today. But if the occupation in a STEM field is a womans calling, it is possible to overcome the problems that are involved, Yorty described. We all have to make choices for what is important to us, Yorty concluded.

    Senior entrepreneur Quinn Nadu produces Redemption Calls for goose, duck hunting


    Photo: Nelli OrozcoDr. Jodi Yorty told Called to Lead students the stereotypes and biases women who enter a STEM field of work must overcome at Elizabethtown College on Wednesday, Nov. 12.

    Yorty explains difficulties facing women entering a STEM career


    Robert Johansen lectures on six guidelines for global peacebuilding


    On Tuesday, Nov. 11, Dr. Robert Johansen, Pro-fessor Emeritus of Political Science and Peace Studies at Notre Dame University and founding faculty member of the Kroc Institute for Inter-national Peace Studies, one of the worlds leading centers for the study of the causes of violent conflict and strategies for sustainable peace, presented his lecture on the State of International Peacebuild-ing in the Susquehanna Room in Myer Hall. The presentation was sponsored by the Elizabethtown College Alumni Peace Fellowship and Peace and Conflict Studies. Accompanying this lecture was a slideshow pre-sentation put together by Johansen titled From War and Terror to Peace and Justice: A Realistic Possibility? The first question Johansen posed was whether or not it is at all possible to move from war and terrorism to a dependable peace with greater justice. It is possible if, and only if, we question our current sense of security, Johan-sen said. This sense of security, which people have become accustomed to, is known as Old Realism. Old Re-alism is essentially living in a state of relative an-archy. Johansen explained that it is best defined by the familiar phrase, If you want peace, prepare for war. Ultimately, Old Realism is the sense of maxi-mizing the power of the military in an attempt to gain peace through intimidation and violence rather than discussion or organization. Johansen emphasized the current threat of mili-tary expansion and how the utility of military power has declined, noting the number of times excessive military action is used, such as mili-tary invasions and victories, and have a negative impact, bringing about such groups as ISIS and other known terrorist organizations. Focusing on the expansion of military power has also left non-state actors to possess a vastly increased capacity to harm, a prominent example being the recent terrorist attacks of 9/11. Johansen also noted how many new non-militaristic threats have arisen to pose dire security problems with diseases, envi-ronmental problems, economic calamity and pov-erty are the most prominent. According to Johansen, Old Realism seeks to keep the world states independent while the world has never been less independent because of coun-tries relying heavily upon one another for financial and political reasons. Old Realism sees security as a problem of balancing the military power of the world, but Johansen proposed the world look to-ward the idea of New Realism, which sees secu-rity as a problem of governance instead of military preparedness. Johansen suggested his Six Guidelines for Sus-tainable Peace as one of the solutions to obtain-ing peace in a world dictated by Old Realism. The

    guidelines are as follows: lay groundwork on which peace can be constructed, focus on human beings and human rights, uphold the principle of reci-procity, emphasize equality, strengthen the rule of law and grow democratic global governance. Johansen placed a large emphasis on the growth of democratic global governance, stating it is nec-essary for many reasons. He indicated its current inability to safely balance new technology, deal ef-fectively with non-state actors, provide necessary governance and balance of the power system are permissive causes of wars. Even when all agree on a goal and have an equal interest in success of project, one cannot rely on others. When all parties agree on goal and have interest in binding others to rules agreed upon for success, one can rely on others, Johansen said. In Johansens opinion, these six guidelines can cre-ate the path toward global understanding. With the guidelines the future can be one of peace and justice. Currently, Johansen is conducting research on enhancing UN peacekeeping and enforcement through an institutional grant from the United States Institute of Peace. He is also conducting research on the role of non-governmental orga-nizations in promoting compliance with interna-tional humanitarian law and the establishment of a permanent International Criminal Court under a grant from the Aspen Institute. Johansens lecture was a part of the Colleges In-ternational Education Week, which offers a wide variety of programs to encourage students to be-come globally competent and successful through international education, awareness and engage-ment.

    Senior business major Quinn Nadu has had a mind for entrepreneur-ship since he was in high school. He has since created and maintained his own business, Redemption Calls, manufacturing and selling duck and goose calls. The name Redemption Calls comes from a joke during a hunting trip. Nadu said that the day after a bad hunt, one of his hunting partners commented that the second day was their redemption hunt, and the name stuck.

    An avid hunter, Nadu said that he had been making the calls for a few years before starting his business because people kept asking to buy them. Once I saw there was a strong demand for my products, Nadu said, I decided to incorporate a business in Pennsylvania and begin to sell my products online and at local retailers.

    Nadu said early on in the process of building his business, he decided to start making the calls from scratch. He did this in order to avoid pla-giarizing someone elses design or concept. Making calls takes a lot of effort, as well as knowledge of basic engineering concepts, air acoustics, a good grasp of the kinds end effects of the materials being used and general design applications, so Redemption Calls is an interdisciplinary business. It was trial and error when I started, Nadu said, but after a few years, I truly learned how to make world-class calls and knew much of what went into producing high-quality duck and goose calls.

    In the early stages of his business, Nadu made each call by hand on a wood lathe, but as time has worn on and his business has grown, he has switched most of his production to Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines, which automate machine tools to make production faster and more precise. He taught himself to create digital drafts of the parts he needed and converted them into programs the CNC could process. Nadu said this was an important step in expanding Redemption Calls, be-cause it helped him produce calls on a larger scale.

    According to Nadu, the entrepre-neurship program at Elizabethtown College has done wonders in help-ing him gain the knowledge and experience needed to operate his own business. This experience works both ways. Owning my own busi-ness really helps me understand the concepts taught in class each day, because, unlike most students, I go home and can apply these concepts into real life situations with finan-cial risk involved, and this helps you learn how to do things correctly very quickly, he said. Professors in and out of the business department have aided Nadu in his work. He said that many of his professors, among them Dr. Petru Sandu, Dr. Edward Chung and Dr. Sean Melvin have been great inspirations for his business, and Dr. Jefferey Long helped him learn to look at things from different per-spectives.

    After graduation, Nadu said he hopes to continue expanding his business to a point where it can be a full-time job. I feel pretty confident that once I can dedicate a larger amount of time to it that I will be able to make that a reality, he said. Nadu also has a strong interest in becom-ing a consultant, utilizing his general passion for business and his desire to help others achieve their goals. He said he has been afforded great expe-rience in consulting through Etown already, so he hopes to build on that. His overall aim is to continue nurtur-ing his interest in entrepreneurship and achieve his business goals.

    For Nadu, Redemption Calls is a way to bring together his busi-ness skills and passion for hunting. He said he has always loved being outdoors since he learned to walk. Hunting is an extension of that, and, combined with his interest in busi-ness and entrepreneurship, brings balance to his life and helps him ap-preciate the Earth. Hunting and my business have brought me the unique opportunity of really loving my job, and I am happy each and every day I can wake up and work, he said. I think it is so much easier to operate a business when it focuses around a field you have a strong passion in.

    Photo: Nelli Orozco

    Johansen presented his studies on global peacebuilding and enforcement through his Six Guidelines for Sustainable Peace at Elizabethtown College on Tuesday, Nov. 11.

  • Campus Life page 7November 13, 2014

    E-fit, the overwhelmingly popular fit-ness series offered in partnership by the Office of Student Activities (OSA) and the Elizabethtown Fitness Club, hosted its very first hot yoga class on Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Half Moon Yoga Studio in Hershey.

    The first 20 students to sign up for the free class last week were driven to the studio in three shuttles, hauling with them yoga mats and lots of water. The class was open to all levels, challenging beginners and offering

    new poses to experienced students. You do what level you can, OSA employee and junior Lauren Fredericks said.

    Just as the name suggests, hot yoga is Bikram yoga held in a 105 degree room with 40 percent humidity. The 90-minute class combined 26 postures with meditation and breathing techniques. The increased temperature of the room paired with breathing awareness allows for increased muscle flexibility and oxygen intake and may also help to detoxify your body by flushing out toxins from your skin through your sweat.

    Junior Liz Acampora, the student coordinator of E-fit, took a hot yoga class in her hometown over the summer and found that, despite the heat, it was very fun. You sweat more than you thought you could, she said, but you feel great after.

    Every month, a specialty E-fit course is offered. So why hot yoga this November? Were trying to offer this as a way for students to de-stress at the semesters end, Acampora said.

    Bonus classes are a fun way to try something new without the commitment. Upcoming extra classes promise to be equally as exciting as hot yoga. Soon to be offered are water aerobics and CrossFit PowerTrain.

    E-fit currently offers several regularly scheduled classes each week. In my opinion, theres a perfect variety with yoga, Zumba and an ab class. Theres an option for everybody on campus. Returning this year is the pound class, which is the ultimate stress-buster. Acampora said that its great for releasing frustration you get to pound on the ground with sticks! The soreness the next day is an empowering reminder of how fun it can be. The rhythmic moves

    used in pound have quickly made it the most popular E-fit class this semester. Students have taken a liking to it, Acampora said.

    Though I prefer to work out on my own, theres a reason why E-fit is so popular on campus: so many students enjoy working out with friends in a more organized atmosphere. Sometimes all it takes is a friend to drag you along to one of the ab classes.

    I asked a few of my peers what specialty classes theyd like to see offered in the next few months and everyone seemed to have a new, interesting idea: ballroom dancing, pilates, barre classes, 5k training, P90X, old-school 80s aerobics (neon legwarmers and leotards included) and the list goes on. I personally would love to see a BodyPUMP, Body Bar, kettlebell class or maybe even a ballet or gymnastics class for those of us with no experience or talent when it comes to dancing and coordination.

    Expect to see a more official survey than my own from those in charge of E-fit soon. Theyll be asking for your opinions about the classes they offer and taking your thoughts into consideration when making fitness schedules in the future. As usual, every class will be free, fun and challenge your body.

    In the meantime, I challenge each and every one of you to take advantage of E-fit and go to at least one class between now and the end of the semester. Instead of partaking in the ever-popular stress eating while cramming for finals, why not relax with some yoga? Make it your Thanksgiving resolution to Zumba off the calories. Give yourself six-pack abs as a holiday present. You owe it to yourself to get healthy and have fun and E-fit is offering you so many chances to do just that right here on campus.

    Hot yoga, other E-fit activities offer opportunity to relieve stress while establishing healthy habits, burning calories


    Tree lighting ceremony serves as important holiday tradition


    Photo: Emily DrinksE-fit recently offered students the opportunity to try hot yoga yoga performed in a room heated to 105 degrees and at 40 percent humidity.

    Instead of partaking in the ever-popular stress eating while cramming for finals, why not relax with some


    Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas; am I right? Well, I mean, maybe not exactly but many of us are certainly ready for some holiday cheer. Im personally just itching to get some decorations up. Maybe a festive wreath, a classy garland, some glittery lights

    All of which got me thinking about the holiday traditions we have here at Elizabethtown College. One of the few things that make the end of the semester bearable is that, as a college community, we really do our best to acknowledge holidays. Even if we cant be at home celebrating with our families, we still get to gather together and be merry.

    One of the most anticipated holiday traditions we have at Etown is the annual tree lighting ceremony. In the past, students and staff have congregated to hear President Strikwerda read a Christmas story and watch as the tree illuminates the Dell. It typically takes place after the Thanksgiving theme dinner, which is an equally cherished celebration at

    the College. It is set to take place Wednesday, Nov. 19 this year.

    However, some of us were shocked to discover that there was no mention of the tree lighting on this months OSA calendar. Could it have been a simple mistake, or will it really not happen this year? Rumors began circulating.

    As the tree lighting is such a long-standing and beloved event, I found it difficult to believe the rumor. Similar celebrations have been a national staple for at least a century: according to, President Calvin Coolidge introduced the tradition at the White House in 1923. And who could forget the one at Rockefeller Center in New York City, which has had a radio/TV broadcasted lighting ceremony since the 1950s?

    Though our Etown tree lighting may not be the most flashy or awe-inspiring, it would certainly be missed if it did not take place this year. Its a chance to be festive and cheery, but even more importantly, it symbolizes peace and fosters a communal bond. I sincerely hope the tradition lives on this year and for generations to come.

    Photo: Luke MackeyAt Etown, the Christmas season is marked by the traditional tree lighting ceremony. Rumors circulated that the event would not occur this year since it was left off the OSA calendar for November, but the event will happen as usual on Wednesday, Nov. 19.

    Random acts of kindness foster sense of community, welcome international students

    Rushing from one class to the next in two different buildings that you have never heard of before and trying to decipher the abbreviations on your crumpled schedule are just a few of the things that make that first week of

    school stressful and a bit overwhelming. But imagine the stress of a new campus

    with unfamiliar buildings and people in a country that is not your own, speaking a language that is not your native language. Everything is new, and your family is thousands of miles away, but you do your best to stay in contact through technology. Your roommates or friends are getting care packages and a surprise visit from their family who lives nearby, which makes you feel more and more homesick.

    The Office of International Student Services (OISS) has found many different ways to make the international students at

    Elizabethtown College feel more welcome, including their new initiative, Random Acts of Kindness.

    The entire group of international stu-dents is split between the different Inter-national Leadership Assistants (IPA), who are responsible for up to 13 students each.

    The director of OISS, Kristi Syrdahl began Random Acts of Kindness this year as a small way to remind the international students that they are not alone. The IPAs are responsible for sending the students small gifts such as candy or notes at least twice a semester.

    A budget was created to support small acts of kindness, such as a package of instant ramen noodles for someone who we know is sick or a journal and pen for someone who we know is homesick, Syrdahl said.

    OISS also sponsors fun welcome and farewell dinners at the beginning and end of each year to commemorate both the time the international students spent here and the friends that they have made.

    Some of the students are only attend-ing Etown for one academic year, while others may attend for the full four years. Though one year may go by quickly, the memories made and the friendships that grow out of the experience can certainly last a lifetime.

    Etown is known for being an incred-ibly warm, welcoming campus. The work that OISS does to make the international students feel at home is just one of the many reflections of the kindness we try to emanate. We should all strive to brighten our classmates lives in whatever small ways we can.

    Random acts of kindness are easy to carry out, but go a long way in making people happy. Syrdahl hopes that this small project will catch on and inspire others to spread kindness. Making some-one smile is a gift and it is priceless.

    Etown is known for being an incredibly warm, welcoming

    campus. The work that OISS does to make the international students feel at home is just one of the many reflections

    of the kindness we try to emanate.


  • Did you know there is an extensive DVD collection on the second floor of the High Library? It is located around the corner from the entrance near the fireplace, and it is arranged al-phabetically by movie title. The DVDs range from documentaries to foreign movies with comedies, romance and older movies in-between. But do students know the collection even exists?

    Some of the movies available for students to borrow are Titanic, Forrest Gump, ET, and Clueless. Just a couple of the more current DVDs on their shelf are The Time Travelers Wife and Twilight: New Moon. They offer documentaries as well as film versions of some of William Shakespeares most famous plays such as Othello and Macbeth. There are movies about different countries such as Kabul. They have television series including True Blood and they have movie series, The Chronicles of Narnia being an example.

    Students are able to borrow movies to watch on their own wherever they please. Students can even watch the DVDs in the library, as there are several rooms with televisions that make it pos-sible to view them there.

    Megan Goss, a sophomore and frequent li-brary user, admits she has never used the DVD service. I havent had the opportunity to loan out a DVD yet. I hope to soon, though, because they seem like they have a really good selection, Goss said.

    Videos and DVDs, limited to three per person, have a loan period of one week. Overdue fines are 15 cents per item per day overdue. The library issues a six-day grace period for all items. After the six-day grace period, the item will be charged. This allows the borrower a period of six days in which to return the library item free of overdue fines. Once the grace period has expired, overdue fines will be charged beginning from the original

    due date.Sophomore Casey Heinbaugh has loaned a

    DVD for class as well as for fun. I was required to loan a movie for a class. However, I have also loaned The Time Travelers Wife to watch with my friends, Heinbaugh said.

    Some frequently asked questions by students about the librarys DVDs are whether or not you can copy short clips from DVDs for class use without it being a copyright issue. Up to 10 percent or three minutes, whichever is less, in the aggregate of a copyrighted motion media work

    may be reproduced or otherwise incorporated as part of a multimedia project. Knowing that you can get movie clips without [infringing on copyrights] is really helpful, because Ive made projects where I needed movie clips, and I was not comfortable taking them from YouTube, Heinbaugh said. Another question asked is if the library can reserve a Netflix DVD. The answer to that question is no. Items belonging to other in-

    stitutions, be they public, private or institutional cannot be placed on course reserves. This in-cludes items received through Interlibrary Loan.

    Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service that ob-tains materials from other libraries statewide, nationally and internationally. Videos and DVDs are eligible for ILL. The average length of time needed to receive materials via ILL is five to seven days. Its better to plan ahead to get the materials

    in time to actually read or view them. Hopefully, before the end of the semester, I

    will get the opportunity to loan a DVD whether it is for class or just for my girlfriends and I to watch, Goss said.

    The library is open Monday through Thursday from 7:45 a.m. to 1 a.m., Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 1 a.m.

    page 8 Campus Life november 13, 2014High Library DVD collection, selection of DVDs available through interlibrary loan provide range of films for class, personal use


    Every two months, the Office of Student Activities calen-dar appears under every residential door at Elizabeth-town College. In addition to the usual fitness events, break information and other upcoming events which range from movie showings to bowling nights to gingerbread making contests, the November and December calendar also had an announcement written in the upper right-hand corner: OSA will be sponsoring a concert with an unannounced performer in February.

    One of the headliner events for TGIS last year was the OCD: Moosh & Twist concert, which took place two days before the start of their Living Out Loud Tour. Although I did not personally attend this event, I saw the long line of students in the Blue Bean waiting for their turn to purchase tickets for the event. There was also a multitude of tweets, Facebook statuses and pictures from my fellow students. Sophomore Aimee Cutri said, It was really cool to see the energy of everyone that was there, and you could tell that Moosh & Twist love what they do.

    Unlike the OCD: Moosh & Twist concert which was held in the KAV, the upcoming event will be held in Leffler Chapel and Performance Center. This has raised a question among some Etown students. Is OSA expecting a larger turnout than last year? Perhaps, but I dont think that the two events in question are appropriate to compare seeing as OCD: Moosh & Twist was a TGIS event, while the concert in February will not be. Last year, OSA only had 350 tickets available to students and guests, which completely sold out within four days. Also, while Moosh & Twist have a rather large following on Twitter, with just about 70,000 followers between their three accounts, they were not very well-known among Etown students. Maybe thats why OSAs next concert will be in Leffler, because the unknown performer is more widely known though, to be fair, not the likes of Paul McCartney or Justin Timberlake and they expect that more of the students will want to attend. Or, maybe, they decided that more than one quarter of the student population at Etown should be able to attend these events, if they so choose.

    Whatever the reason, the concert will take place in Leffler on Friday, Feb. 13. I believe that even though the OCD: Moosh & Twist concert was different from the upcoming concert, each and every event has an effect on the expectation of future events, even if they are events as unrelated as The Price is Right or a de-stress night in the Blue Bean. Cutri said, I feel that OSA does such an incredible job with the events and I know that any other concerts they do will be just as amazing as [OCD Moosh & Twist] was. Be sure to keep an eye out for announcements from OSA via their Twitter account @Etown_OSA to learn who the mystery performer will be.

    Photo: Luke Mackey

    The High Library has a vast collection of DVDs for entertainment and educational purposes. Some fall under the classical genres while others are documentaries or more modern selections. Many students overlook the readily available collection.

    Office of Student Activities announces concert to be held in Leffler in February, does not reveal identity of performers

    Photo: Luke MackeyLeffler Chapel and Performance Center serves as the venue for most of Elizabethtown Colleges larger events. Because this years concert has been scheduled to take place in Leffler rather than KAV, where it has been in past years, students are speculating that OSA expects a larger turnout and may be inviting a more famous guest.


    Students are able to borrow movies to watch on their own wherever

    they please. Students can even watch the DVDs in the library, as there are several rooms with televisions that make it possible to view them


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  • in Etown athletics...

    The wrestling team sent three wrestlers to the quarterfinals of the Ursinus Fall Brawl on Saturday. The Blue Jays hosted Gettysburg in a dual match last night. The match was still in progress at press time.

    The mens basketball team will open its season this weekend at the Dutch Burch Tip-Off at Lycoming College. The Blue Jays will face Plattsburgh State in the first game on Saturday. The consolation game is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 16 at 1 p.m., and the championship game is scheduled for 3 p.m.

    The womens basketball team will also open its season this weekend with the Terry Greene Memorial Tournament at Franklin & Marshall. The Blue Jays will open up against Marywood on Saturday and play in either the consolation game at 5:30 p.m. or the championship game at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday.

    Both the mens and womens swim teams will compete at FDU-Florham on Saturday afternoon.

    The mens and womens cross country teams, which both won the Landmark Conference Championship, will participate in the NCAA Division III Mideast Regional Championships on Saturday morning.

    in the pros...

    Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw for six touchdown passes in the first half of Sunday nights 55-14 rout of the Chicago Bears. The six touchdowns tied an NFL record for most in one half. The Packers will host the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday in a match-up of two of the NFCs best teams.

    Almost two weeks into the new NBA season, the Philadelphia 76ers are owners of the leagues worst record. The Sixers currently sit at 0-7 and are the only win-less team left in the NBA. The Sixers will travel to Dallas tonight to face the Mavericks and try and earn the teams first victory of the season.

    in the NCAA...

    In the most recent release of the College Football Playoff Rankings, Mississippi State University remained as the number one team at 9-0. Following the Bulldogs are the Oregon Ducks, who jumped the Florida State Seminoles for the number two spot in this weeks rankings. The Seminoles currently sit in the number three spot. The fourth and final playoff spot is held by newcomer Texas Christian University. The four team playoff will be selected on Dec. 7 by a 12-person selection com-mittee.

    The NCAA Division I mens basketball season tips off tomorrow with a large slate of games. On Friday, 23 of the nations top 25 teams will open their seasons. Only two of the 23 will play a road game to begin the season.

    Sportspage 10 November 13, 2014

    The Elizabethtown College mens wrestling team had three players advance to the quarterfinal matches when they traveled to Col-legeville, Pa. for the Ursinus Fall Brawl Saturday, Nov. 8. The three wrestlers included first-year Philip Torresani (125), senior Zeke Zimmer (174) and sophomore Luke Fernandez (184).

    Other notable performances came from first-year Chris Kummerer (149), who had the most wins for the team with four, and senior Jared Weaver (197), who had three wins.

    After having a first round bye, Torresani worked hard for his first win against John Cassels from West Chester University in a 4-2 decision. However, he suffered a first round pin to Delaware Valley Colleges Connor Kirkegard at 1:35.

    I think I did a very good job at hand fighting and moving my opponents around, Torresani said. I need to work on my set ups this week and taking my shots when they are there.

    After the loss, Torresani was not done as he was able to reach the consolation semifinals. He pinned Mike Garone from Western New England College at 3:38 and received a 5-3 deci-sion over Chris Tan from Ursinus College. This put Torresani in a position to rematch Ursinus Austin Petril, whom he faced at Messiah the previous week. Petril defeated Torresani, in a once again close match, 7-4.

    I was very happy with my performance in the Fall Brawl, Torresani said. I had a posi-

    tive record of 3-2, which was my goal for the weekend. I felt that my endurance was vital to my success this weekend. One thing I could have done better was be more aggressive and take more shots.

    Zimmer, who was the only wrestler to make it to the semifinals the previous week, reached the quarterfinals this time by having a first round bye and a 4-2 decision over Gettysburg Colleges Tyler Cunningham. He fell in the quarterfinals to Jeric Kasunic, of Division I American Univer-sity, who pinned him in 1:27. Zimmer battled his way to a total of three wins before ending the day in the consolation semifinals.

    The Fall Brawl was Fernandezs first action of the 2014-2015 season, and he opened it with two back-to-back decision wins. He battled for a 9-4 victory over Camden Stoops from Get-tysburg in the first round and then won 3-1 in his second match with Jake Pooton of McDaniel College. He lost by a point in a tough quarter-final match against The College of New Jerseys Dan Wojtaszek on a 6-5 decision.

    I stayed in good position while hand fighting and while moving my opponent, Fernandez said. I have to open up my offense and take my shots when the opportunity is there. I cant afford to not score when I shoot, so thats going to be my main point of emphasis in practice this week.

    Weaver had to handle tough competition in his first match of the day as he came up against Americans Brett Dempsey who came away with a 7-2 win. However, Weaver responded to the

    defeat with perseverance, winning two decision wins and pinning the College of New Jerseys Stephen Boncimino in 52 seconds to reach the consolation quarterfinals.

    On Saturday, Kummerer had the most wins for the Blue Jays with a record of 4-2, which included a huge 17-0 shutout against McDaniels Manuel Miranda in his first round match. Then, he earned a 15-2 decision against Sean McAl-

    lister from Western New England.Juniors Chad Lammer (141) and Tim Mi-

    randa (133) also had two wins at the Fall Brawl. Lammer won two consecutive decision face-offs in the consolation matches, and Miranda pinned Delaware Valleys Ronald Dingle in 1:32.

    The Blue Jays start their dual season Wednes-day, Nov. 12 when they host Gettysburg at 7:30 p.m.

    Wrestling team to take on New York City, Pennsylvania Duals

    Photo: Kelsey Bayzick


    Alwine earns roster spot in NFHCA Senior Game at Washington & Lee

    Senior field hockey player Taylor Alwine will compete in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III Senior Game on Nov. 22 at Washington & Lee University in Virginia. Alwine helped lead the Blue Jays to an 11-7 record in the programs first season in the Landmark Conference. The Blue Jays were knocked out of the conference playoffs after a 2-1 overtime loss to Juniata in the semifinals.

    For the first time in four years, a Blue Jay will have the honor of representing Elizabethtown Colleges field hockey team in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III Senior Game. This is a unique opportunity that not many players are given the chance to take part in, but se-nior Taylor Alwine has earned the opportunity to play in the game on Saturday, Nov. 22 at 4 p.m. at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Va.

    Alwine is the sixth Blue Jay in the programs history to be selected. The game showcases 59 NCAA Division III top senior field hockey players from around the country. Alwine and only four other players from the Landmark Conference were selected for this game.

    There are so many Division III programs, so to be recognized and selected for the senior game is really exciting and also very hum-

    bling, Alwine said, Im extremely honored to have been chosen for the game.

    Alwine is a captain of the field hockey team. She has started ev-ery game this season under Head Coach Brandy Michael, who was also selected to play in this game her senior year. This season, Al-wine acquired six goals and four as-sists, accumulating 16 well-earned points.

    Alwine is a three-time All-

    Commonwealth Conference pick, 2013 NFHCA All-Region Second Team and three-time SGI/NFHCA

    National Academic Squad mem-ber, so her selection for the game came with little surprise. Alwine attributes part of her success to her teammates and the coaching staff. I wouldnt be the player I am without [them], she said.

    While Alwines excitement grows at every mention of this upcoming game, she also admits to being a bit nervous. It will be very different being on a team with girls Ive never played with before, she said, but she is looking forward to representing her team and the program as best as she can.

    Taylor said that her only goal for the game is to enjoy the expe-rience. This will be Alwines last opportunity to play field hockey at the collegiate level, so she hopes to enjoy the game, play her best and try not to think about how this marks the end of her field hockey career. It will surely be a bittersweet moment for her and her family as they cheer her on for one final time.


    The wrestling team sent three wrestlers to the quarterfinals at the Ursinus Fall Brawl this past weekend. Philip Torresani, Zeke Zimmer and Luke Fernandez all advanced to compete in the quarterfinal matches.

    Photo: Athletic Department

    It will be very different being on a team with girls Ive never played

    with before. ~ Taylor Alwine

  • In its first season in the Landmark Conference, the Eliza-bethtown College mens and womens cross country teams put a stranglehold on the title of best program. The women, who had won an unprecedented seven straight Middle Atlan-tic Conference titles before leaving the conference last year, kept the streak alive and did not leave any doubt as to who is the best team in the Landmark. The teams top six runners all placed inside the top 10, including four in the top five.

    The men won four straight MAC titles before having the title taken away from them at last years MAC meet. This years team took control of the new conference, bringing home the Landmark Conference Championship after the Greyhounds had won the last two years. The men had five runners place tenth or better and placed nine runners in the top 17 overall.

    Just as impressive as the team title sweep by the men and women, the Blue Jays swept the Landmark Conference awards as well. Senior Amelia Tearnan won the individual title, the first Blue Jay since 2011 to do so. Tearnan also earned Performer of the Year honors for the conference.

    First-year Maria Anderson took home Rookie of the Year honors after finishing eighth in her first conference champi-onship race. Anderson was also named to the All-Landmark Conference Second Team. No Blue Jay had won Rookie of the Year since Traci Tempone in 2010.

    The Blue Jays had five female runners make First Team All-Landmark Conference. Alongside Tearnan were fifth-year student Amanda Kerno, junior Lydia Dearie, fifth-year student Megan Tursi and sophomore Casey Quinto. Those runners finished first, second, third, fifth and seventh, re-spectively.

    Senior Dan Gresh was the mens individual champion and also earned Performer of the Year for the Landmark Confer-ence. Seven other Blue Jays were named to All-Conference teams. Gresh defeated two-time defending Landmark Cham-pion Dillon Farrell of Moravian to take the title. Gresh is only the fifth individual champion in program history, and the first since Eric Reichert in 2011.

    Joining Gresh on the All-Landmark Conference First Team were juniors Ryan Conway and Sam Cooper, who finished fifth and seventh, respectively. The All-Landmark Conference Second Team included four Blue Jays. Sopho-mores Keegan McDonough and Jon Anderson, junior Zach Trama and sophomore Andrew Lesko. Those runners placed ninth through 12th, in that order.

    Head Coach Brian Falk was named Coach of the Year for both the mens and the womens teams. This is the second time he has earned the award on both sides during his coaching career. He won both awards was back in 2011. Since 2008, Falk has led the women to seven consecutive conference titles. Falk has led the men to three conference titles in four seasons as head coach.

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    Mens and womens cross country teams sweep Landmark awards in first season


    Along with the two Landmark Conference Championships, the mens and womens cross country teams took home a number of conference awards. Head Coach Brian Falk earned Coach of the Year for the men and women.

    Photo: David Sinclair

    The Elizabethtown College mens basketball team got a glimpse at what their season could hold for them when they took on Shippensburg University and Mi-sericordia University at Kauffman Court two weekends ago. With a pair of victories, the squad should be feeling confident entering their season-opening tournament, The Dutch Burch Tip-Off, at Lycoming College.

    S op h om ore f or w a rd Jo s h Eden felt his team was in control throughout the scrimmages. In the scrimmages, we have done a nice job of being patient with our offensive sets and taking what the defense gives us, he said. We also have been doing well in our transi-tion offense.

    As far as their defensive frame of mind goes, we have closed out better on shooters, and have tried to limit teams to, at most, one shot per possession, Eden said.

    An overtime victory against Shippensburg and a narrow vic-tory over Misericordia may have shown what the Blue Jays need to work on, but these two victories will surely give the team the con-fidence they need going forward. What Eden believes the team should focus on is having that killer instinct.

    Last year, we lost a lot of close games, and in order to achieve what we want to this year, that is very crucial for our success, he said. He also said that defense is a major part of where they will look to improve following their perfor-mances last season. We have been working on our communication and help-defense a ton in prac-tice, he said. If we can play solid team defense, it will help us win a lot of games this season.

    The team will look to the lead-ership of their seven returning seniors: Captain and guard Phil Wenger, guard/forward Evan Ha-thaway, guard Joe Bodnar, forward Tyler Warner, guard/forward Tyler Simpkiss and forward/center Lee Eckert to give them the edge they need in close games. Eden said they were a big help in the scrim-mages and gave the team a lot of balance. The team showed well from top to bottom according to Eden, and this run of form, if

    sustained, could help them greatly down the road. This depth and leadership should allow us to make a deep playoff push, Eden said.

    Coach Bob Schlosser was sat-isfied with the teams opening performance. According to Eden, Schlosser is pleased with how the players are picking up skills in practice. He likes our offensive production so far and feels we have

    had good moments on defense as well, Eden said. Obviously we have things to work on, but he is pleased so far with the teams performance and hopes it carries into the season.

    As far as the teams hopes for the season, a Landmark Confer-ence Championship is the goal. The team potentially has all the tools needed to achieve it. Senior

    leadership is anything but lacking, up-and-coming young talent is present, and their coach is behind them all the way. With our expe-rience and leadership, says Eden, I think well be a tough team to handle.

    The Blue Jays travel to Lycom-ing College for the Dutch Birch Tip-Off this weekend from Nov. 15 and 16, in Williamsport, Pa.

    Mens basketball will rely on senior leadership this seasonBlue Jays face Elite Eight finalists from last season Plattsburgh State in season-opener

    The mens basketball team will look to improve on last seasons record led by six seniors on this years roster. The men will open their season on Saturday at Lycoming College as part of the Dutch Burch Tip-Off Tournament. Plattsburgh State was one of the final eight teams in last years NCAA Tournament and will prove to be a big test for the Blue Jays in the season-opener.

    Photo: Rachel Forjan


    Boretti, Scannapieco earn Academic All-District honors for fall


    Two Elizabethtown College fall athletes were named to the Capital One Academic All-District Team by the College Sports Informa-tion Directors of America. Mens soccer player, senior defender David Boretti, was named to the All-District Mens Soccer Team for the second season in a row. Womens volleyball player, senior middle hitter Kelci Scannapieco, became the first Etown womens volleyball player to be voted to a Capital One Academic All-District Team since 2007.

    Boretti is one of 13 players voted to the District Four Team. District Four is the Division III district that contains all of Pennsylvania. Boretti started all 15 games for the Blue Jays this season, recording his only goal of the year in a 3-0 victory. The defender helped anchor a defense that allowed 16 goals in 15 games. The Blue Jays finished with a 7-5-3 record on the season and a 3-3-2 record inside the Landmark Conference.

    Boretti is an engineering and history double major and holds a 3.95 grade point average. He was recognized on the Middle Atlantic Confer-ence Fall Academic Honor Roll each of the last two seasons and should be joining the Landmark Fall Academic Honor Roll later this year.

    Scannapieco is one of seven players voted to the District Four Team for womens volleyball. She helped Etown to a 13-19 record this season and 3-4 in the Landmark Conference. This fall, Scannapieco recorded 424 kills, the fourth highest total in a season in Etown history. Scanna-pieco finished her career with 974 kills, good for eighth on the all-time Etown list.

    Scannapieco is a corporate communications major and holds a 3.85 grade point average. She is a two-time MAC Fall Academic Honor Roll student-athlete and should see her name on the Landmark Academic Honor Roll this year as well.

    Seniors David Boretti and Kelci Scannapieco were named to the Capital One Academic All-District Team for their respective sports.

    Photo: David Sinclair/Athletic Department

    Obviously we have things to work on, but

    [Coach Schlosser] is pleased so far with the teams

    performance and hopes it carries

    into the season. ~ Josh Eden

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    It is hard to predict where a team will finish in conference standings when the team has never played a Landmark Conference game. It is even harder to predict how a team will finish after losing its All-Mid-Atlantic Region player and starting point guard. However, these are the challenges the Eliza-bethtown womens basketball team faces this season.

    Last year, the Blue Jays en-joyed their first 20-win season since 2000-01 but fell to Messiah College in the Commonwealth Conference semifinals. Etown lost Taylor Kreider and Kendra Beittel to graduation, both cornerstones of the program. Kreider averaged a double-double at 16.1 points per game and 11.2 rebounds per game. She also scored over 1,000 points in her career, only the 24th player in program history to ac-complish that feat. Beittel started every game for the Blue Jays last season, averaging 33 minutes per game and a career-best 10.4 points per game.

    In their first year as a member of the Landmark Conference, the Blue Jays will rely on the expe-rienced players who are return-ing for this season. With four upperclassmen returning and three sophomores who saw major minutes as first-years, Etown will look to continue the success from last season.

    In the Landmark Conference preseason poll, the Conference chose the Blue Jays to f inish fourth out of nine teams. Ahead of Etown in the standings are defend-ing conference champions: the University of Scranton, Catholic University and Moravian College.

    Junior shooting guard Rachel Forjan will be an upperclassmen

    leader for the Blue Jays. Forjan enjoyed a tremendous sophomore season in which she started all 25 games and played a team-high 33.4 minutes per game. She earned her playing time by increasing her field goal and three-point field goal percentages from her previ-ous season by scoring 15.2 points per game. Forjan was also very re-liable at the foul line, shooting 85.3 percent from the charity stripe.

    Coming into a new conference and not knowing much about the other teams, it is hard to estimate the kind of challenges we will face, Forjan said. If we stick to diving for every loose ball, playing intense defense and communicat-ing on the court, it wont matter who we are playing. The ultimate goal is to make it to the confer-ence championship, because what could be better than starting a new conference and coming out victorious?

    Also returning for the Blue Jays is senior Taylor Alwine, who started all 25 games while finish-ing fourth on the team with 7.8 points per game. Fellow senior Erika Ferro will be back after a season-ending injury limited her to just five games last year. Junior center Emily Young will look to

    improve her 5.7 points per game average and provide a big lift on the inside for Etown. Junior Alyssa Aichele was limited to 18 games after playing in 26 during her first season in a Blue Jays uni-form. Aichele averaged 4.4 points per game and 2.9 assists per game last year.

    Sophomores Emily Martin, Krissy Pennell and Nikki Thomp-son all saw significant time as first-years last season and will look to have a bigger impact this season. Martin averaged 3.3 points per game and 5.4 rebounds per game, including five games of ten rebounds or better last season. Pennell burst onto the scene in the semifinal loss against Messiah, playing 29 minutes and scoring 10 points. Thompson was a threat

    from the outside last year, hitting 17 three-pointers, good enough for third on the team.

    Head coaches Sherri Gorman and Veronica Nolt brought in 10 first-years to add to the core of the Blue Jays for this season. It will be important for the team to stay healthy, but the team has a lot of depth at each position if injuries happen to occur.

    Seeing that we have so many first-years this year, I have really focused on trying to make them feel welcomed and helping them out in any way that I can, Forjan said. Encouragement is always impor-tant to keep morale and intensity up. I think as an upperclassman, it is my job to set the right tone at prac-tice which will translate to games.

    The Blue Jays will open their

    season on Nov. 15 at Franklin & Marshall against Marywood Uni-versity as part of the Terry Greene Memorial Tournament.


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    Dan Gresh

    Senior Dan Gresh became the fifth individual champion in the history of Etown mens cross country at the Landmark Conference Championships. He defeated two-time defending Landmark Champion Dillon Farrell of Moravian College to take home the title. He helped the mens team to win the Landmark title in the programs first season in the conference. In addition to being named Landmark Performer of the Year by the conference, he was also voted to the Landmark Conference First Team.

    Major: EngineeringHometown: Sewell, N.J.Favorite athlete/sports team: Corey WasilnakFavorite Jays Nest item:SushiFavorite movie: Point BreakFavorite musician/band:Kanye WestFavorite place to visit: Ocean City, N.J.Hardly anyone knows that...I played piano for seven years.Favorite Etown Memory:Competing in the 2012 MAC outdoor track and field champi-onship on our own trackGreatest running accomplishment: Pulling off the upset to beat Susquehanna and win LandmarksI started running cross country at age...16


    Photo: Athletics Department


    Athlete of the Week

    -Elizabethtown Alumni Challenge 2nd/28-Dickinson Long/Short Course Invitational 6th/233-Landmark Conference Championships 1st/79

    Season Accolades:

    NCAA DIII Mideast RegionChampionships

    NYC/PA Duals

    Swimming@ FDU-Florham

    M Bball vs.Plattsburgh St. W Bball vs. Marywood

    M BballConsolation/Championship W BballConsolationChampionship

    M Bball @Lancaster Bible

    Womens basketball looks to build on last years successBlue Jays to start season against Marywood at Terry Greene Memorial Tournament

    The Blue Jays are coming off a 20-win season, the programs first since the 2000-01 season. This years team will look to its returners to pave the way for the large class of first-years brought in by Coach Gorman and Coach Nolt. The Jays will open their season on Saturday against Marywood.

    Photo: David Sinclair

    I think as an upperclassman,

    it is my job to set the right tone at practice which

    will translate to games.

    ~ Rachel Forjan

    Terry Greene Memorial Tournament

    F&M vs. Hood, 5:30Blue Jays vs. Marywood, 7:30



    Consolation Game, 5:30Championship Game, 7:30

    ALL Games will be played at Franklin & Marshall

    *Individual Landmark Conference Champion

    *All-Landmark Conference First Team