Vol. 86 No. 14 Cedar Crest College, Allentown, Pennsylvania April 28, 2005 вЂњTake Back the NightвЂќ Learning to fear everything but fear itself ness of poverty, the dangers of being single and female prostitution. In 1978, the first Take Back the Night march was held in San Francisco and has continued to raise awareness ever since. Upon first glance, the quad looked no different than normal. Tables were set up with information about how to protect yourself against a predator, what to do if you have experienced any type of domestic violence and what you can do to help someone that has. A table was set up with candles, which seemed to serve as the centerpiece of the event, the serene counterpart to the tables beside it. Amanda Stermer, a freshman Psychology major was вЂњdisappointed that more people did not show up because this is a womenвЂ™s issue.вЂќ The hour was Linda Misiura | Photo Editor fairly early and this was the first Liz Walsh and Erica Govan light candles in preparation for the silent walk around campus as a vigil to those who are the victims of abuse. year of the official event, so the turnout was fair, yet it seemed like less because of the silence of those that had gathered. Alison Capik Dean Laffey opened the evening from the steps of the Staff Writer Admin building and expressed her praises to those who had set The steps of the Administration building serve as the cen- up this event and those who were in attendance. вЂњThink of night terpiece for many of Cedar CrestвЂ™s traditions including as a metaphor for fear, coercion and violence,вЂќ she said. вЂњIf we Commencement and the Open Door Ceremony. After April 21st all come together to realize what we fear in our own lives, we another can be added to the list; a small and quiet rendition of can make a difference. Think about the stand you can take Take Back the Night, a march to display womenвЂ™s determina- against the things that fear you.вЂќ Sarah Kersh, a representative tion against domestic violence and sexism. of the Lehigh Valley Crime Victims Council, spoke of their Take Back the Night was held for the first time by the services and their mission to prevent violence and educate peoArt department a few years ago, but this year received wide- ple about being safe, even in their own neighborhoods. One day spread attention and may become a yearly tradition. The march she hopes that events like these will not be necessary, for it will started in England in the 1870s as an attempt to raise conscious- mean that crimes like domestic violence will cease to happen. In this issue A reading of several domestic violence statistics followed, such as one in six men are victimized by domestic violence in their lifetime and when it comes to women, it rises to one in four. By this time, everyone had been invited to take a candle from the table and light it in respect for those who have not been rescued from violence or cannot speak up about what they have witnessed. The march took the group around the entire campus and even though the cool wind grew harsh, the candles flickered but did not burn out. The march was the turning point of the event, where silence was golden but the candles symbolized the fire and the voice within each person holding them. The speak out, an open mic set up so that students and guests could share personal stories, poetry and opinions, followed. It was the perfect time to reflect on the march and express anger or observations towards violence. Many shared their poetry based on general support for the event and one from the point of view of a child subjected to this type of abuse. Linda Marquis shared her horror story, a moment in broad daylight that changed her whole life. Walking out the exit of a mall, having to park as far away as possible, Linda went to put her key in the door and suddenly found herself on the ground. No one came to her rescue or heard her scream, and when the man was finished with her, he took off into the mall. Even after she arrived home and reported her story to the police, they began to question her attire and the way she was walking, as if she brought on this abusive attention. Now, she holds school assemblies and is honored to speak at events such as Take Back the Night because she can give everyone advice as to how to protect yourself against these types of people. Always try to walk out of a mall with another group of people, be aware of your surroundings and do not be afraid to stand up for yourself, she said. The most important message that this rally established was the strong sense to promote violence awareness on our campus. Being that Cedar Crest is an all womenвЂ™s college, the bond between everyone in the crowd seemed to be full of determination and at times hatred of the statistics being heard. continued | page continued | page 1 continued | page 1 Pulitzer Prize winning poet visits college Opinions 2-4 Out lines: RoseвЂ™s Farewell Just blowinвЂ™ my mind... News 5-10 Computer programming team takes second place Five faculty promoted at Promotion and Tenure Ceremony Lifestyles 11-13 Slam Jam Home for the summer Tanning special: getting that golden glow Sports 14-15 Lacrosse team ends season on high note Softball season wraps up First Annual Iron Woman triathlon Arts & Entertainment 16-20 The Sound Booth: Ray LaMontagne Concert review: Tori Amos Reel reviews: Star Wars: Episode III Musikfest 2005 Courtney Lomax Co-Copy Editor Poetry month was celebrated Monday, April 25 as Pulitzer Prize Winner Jorie Graham read her work in the Oberkotter Center. Graham, the author of 12 poetry collections, is currently the Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory at Harvard University. She received her MFA from the University of Iowa and served as a Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets from 1997 to 2003. Prior to the reading, Graham presented sophomore Rebecca Pancoast with the annual poetry scholarship. Pancoast is majoring in English and has a minor in writing. She is a three time Alyssa Katon Writing Contest Winner. After presenting the award, Graham told a story about when she was an undergraduate and asked her professor if she was wasting her time. He asked her if she would stop writing if he said yes. Graham told Pancoast to keep writing. Pancoast said receiving the scholarship was very affirming. вЂњI love writing more than anything else in the world,вЂќ Pancoast said. вЂњAnyone who puts herself out into the world is vulnerable and that can be frightening. It means a lot to have people who you respect affirm what you love.вЂќ When asked why she writes poetry, Pancoast replied: вЂњBecause the words are always in my head.вЂќ Graham met with a group of English majors before the reading for a question and answer session. She told the students that she doesnвЂ™t believe poets ever finish poems, they just abandon them. She also commented that it is Linda Misiura | Photo Editor Graham was honored with a dinner prior to the reading of her poetry. continued | page 8 www2.cedarcrest.edu/crestiad The Crestiad - April 28, 2005 - Page 2 OPINIONS The Campus Corner: What are your plans for the summer? Maura Townsend вЂ�05 Lizz Nagle вЂ�08 Megan Kees вЂ�05 Candace Mallow вЂ�05 English Biology and Psychology General Science Communication вЂњWorking as a kennel assistant.вЂќ вЂњGetting an apartment and a job.вЂќ вЂњBrutusвЂќ вЂњThis summer I plan on working, spending time with my family, taking road trips to Jersey, and having as much fun as I can with my friends who are coming home from school.вЂќ Canine Studies вЂњI am going to get married, work, and apply to vet school.вЂќ EditorвЂ™s note: See page 4 to read more about adopting Brutus. 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But, without a job, how are tion; we go to college and then boomerang these things possible? right back to our parentsвЂ™ house вЂ“ jobless, I The boomerang generation moves home might add. because of necessity, not because of desire. This title is unfair. How many graduating Even if students are lucky enough to get jobs seniors actually choose to move home? My right after graduation, they still might not be guess is not many. We all want to get jobs or able to provide for themselves. LetвЂ™s say a first get into grad schools, but job pays $30,000 a year. ThatвЂ™s sometimes it is not as easy as about $2,500 a month or around вЂњI will be moving $600 a week вЂ“ not including it seems. I will be moving back taxes. Rent prices can range back home after home after graduation to live graduation to live anywhere from $500 to $1000 a with (or off of) my mom until month. If rent, including utiliwith (or off of) my ties, totals $750 a month, that I find a job and can afford to live on my own. This, clearly, mom until I find a leaves you with $1750. The is not my first choice and I job and can afford remaining money needs to be have done everything in my used to pay for food, gas, car to live on my own. insurance, car payments, and power to avoid this situation including maintaining a high This, clearly, is not student loans. At the end of the GPA and having an internmy first choice...вЂќ month, there will not be much ship. But, despite my efforts, money left to save and there I will contribute to the might not even be enough boomerang generation statismoney to pay all your bills. If tic. college grads live at home for a couple of Students of varying majors will join me years, they cut down on a significant amount in contributing to the statistic. Many Cedar of expenses. Crest students majoring in English, art, psyNo, most of us do not want to move home chology, communications, biology, genetic after spending four years away. And yes, most engineering and others will be jobless after college grads want jobs right after they gradugraduation. These same students have partici- ate, but the truth remains, the reality is not as pated in internships and have been applying glamorous as the dream. We canвЂ™t afford to for jobs. So why are we moving home? live on our own and struggle to land that first Most students cannot afford to live on job. We boomerang back to the once empty their own without having a job вЂ“ and health- nest and mooch off of our parents until we are care вЂ“ to fall back on. Graduation marks the financially stable. Submission of Letters to the Editor: The Crestiad encourages letters to the editor. They may be submitted via campus mail to The Crestiad mailbox or e-mailed to [email protected] Please include your name, contact information, relationship to the Cedar Crest community, and class year (if applicable). We do not accept anonymous letters. The Crestiad cannot guarantee the printing of letters or commentaries. www2.cedarcrest.edu/crestiad The Crestiad - April 28, 2005 - Page 3 OPINIONS To t h e e d i t o r : Out lines: RoseвЂ™s farewell Rose Strong Crestiad Columnist Since IвЂ™ll be graduating on May 14, this will be my last column entry for The Crestiad, and as such, I hoped to indulge myself and use it as my farewell. I hope you can bear with me as it wonвЂ™t be necessarily a GLBT-centered submission. In the spring of 1995, my partner and I were doing some college searches for me in the Lehigh Valley area and after several stops at other institutions, we drove up the tree-lined driveway of Cedar Crest. I hadnвЂ™t even gotten out of the car and I knew this was the place. I like to follow my gut instinct, as it usually knows whatвЂ™s best for me. ItвЂ™s now spring of 2005 and for the past 20 or so semesters that IвЂ™ve taken classes here, I know my gut was right. This college has been a constant source of inspiration, learning and opportunity for this Lifelong Learning student. IвЂ™ve lived my life in semesters for these past years. Past and future events are referred to by, вЂњthat was last semester,вЂќ or вЂњI think thatвЂ™s next semester.вЂќ ThatвЂ™ll be a hard habit to break. I changed majors twice and then took a class in art and was immediately summoned again by my gut instinct to change majors once more. I have never looked back. It was a decision based on my desire to simply gain a college degree. It wasnвЂ™t important to me what field my degree was in, but more for the joy of learning something that wholly interested me. A quality education is more than what it can do for you monetarily, and my gut was telling me that art was going to be satisfying in more ways than one. Art has taken me through the gamut of all subjects. Through the years my attendance here has afforded me opportunities that I would otherwise never have had. I canвЂ™t express my gratitude for such enriching, thought provoking and often times, life-changing opportunities. IвЂ™ve had the chance to see the Names Project in Washington, D.C., a tribute of quilt panels dedicated to those who have died of AIDS. Several of the quilt panels came to Cedar Crest and I had the chance to volunteer to assist with guarding the panels and honoring some of the victims by reciting their names throughout the day. The honorary degree ceremony for Holocaust survivor and author Elie Weisel was a profound occasion. WeiselвЂ™s stories were provocative and harrowing. He was also filled with a phenomenal sense of humor; proving that with courage life must go on despite horrific events. Always a fan of Jimmy Carter and his work for peace and justice through deeds and actions, I was eager to sign up for volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity. Although not inclined to work with power tools, I summoned up my nerve to put on my work boots and pick up a hammer. The weeks of working on a house in center city Allentown taught me to nail down sub-flooring, tear up linoleum, install studs for a wall and learn the fine art of wiring a house from top to bottom. The chance to take an elective one semester took me to Hawk Mountain to learn about raptor migration. At the time, I was a smoker who was out of shape and afraid of heights, so it was quite the challenge to keep up with the class, but I did. The magic of sitting on that mountain was exhilarating and proved to be a chance to fight my demons of fear. A class in Religions of South Asia coin- cided with a visit of Tibetan Monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in India at a friendsвЂ™ Aikido Dojo. It was with great curiosity that I visited them and encouraged Professor Richardson to come along. Cedar Crest brought the monks to campus for a nearly week long visit that included the building of a sacred mandala out of colored sand and visiting classes. In a broadcast journalism class the syllabus stated we would have to produce a radio piece and collaborate on a news magazine show to be aired on campus TV. At times, I thought that a course in nuclear physics would have been less of a challenge, but I was able to successfully finish the course with a radio piece on odd jobs and a fascinating look at the campus squirrels for the news magazine! Through the years I have had nothing but the best in professors, both in my general education courses and the art department where I almost feel like a member of the family. In my lifetime IвЂ™ve had the chance to take classes for various courses of study at other colleges, and Cedar Crest instructors have been the most welcoming and approachable. The classes have been nothing less than engrossing, intellectually challenging and truly pleasurable. IвЂ™ve had three job changes, euthanized several of our pets after lengthy illnesses, tackled and beat JoanneвЂ™s breast cancer, struggled with my own fibromyalgia and carpal tunnel syndrome. IвЂ™ve been on the DeanвЂ™s List, filmed squirrel activity, made handmade books, admired the works of great artists, become a freelance writer and have taken leadership roles in various parts of my life. As a Lifelong Learning student, IвЂ™ve had to live a multi-faceted life. I was a part-time student, a full-time employee and the other half of a couple whose immediate family consists of companion animals. Without the help of my partner, Joanne, none of this would have been possible. Together we have lived through the changes and challenges that confront a family when one person is going to school. She has been a source of assistance (squirrel filming, among other things) and encouragement. For this I am forever grateful. IвЂ™ve found it amazing the doors that have opened for me while IвЂ™ve taken classes at Cedar Crest. Part of that is because I have let people know IвЂ™m attending college, but the other element is the courage and self-confidence my years here have given me. Writing this column was a monumental and daring step. IвЂ™ve been out for many years, but to actually put my opinions in print along with my photo (not a very good one, either) has helped to empower me. I hope itвЂ™s done something for others, too. My gratitude goes to all the very talented women of The Crestiad, who have been accommodating and helpful and have allowed me to speak my mind and write my heart out. A word of thanks to each and every person here at Cedar Crest with whom IвЂ™ve had the privilege of sharing a classroom or a brief moment of time when I needed help or advice. You have all taught me something and I cannot be more grateful than I am right now. Graduation will be a tear-filled day for me. They will be tears of joy and accomplishment, but a few will fall from sadness. I look forward to shaking President BlaneyвЂ™s hand, getting my diploma and feeling the incredible sense of accomplishment. Cedar Crest College, I will miss you. Out lines: Events and notices see page 4 вЂњWe want to truly be a multicultural club on campus...вЂќ Sometimes when I look around this campus, I think about the reasons that I chose to come to Cedar Crest. It seems as though many of my friends did not choose CCC as their first choice college, unlike my self. The sense of community that I felt the first time I walked onto this campus made me instantly fall in love. Carrie Wiragh, my admissions counselor since my junior year of high school, made me feel as if I was already a part of this community of strong, dedicated women. My heart was a part of Cedar Crest before I was even accepted. My first days on campus were full of interest in and wonder of the clubs I wanted to become a part of. I ran for vice president of my class, and yet still wanted more. I advocate for diversity with FADED. I am a proud member of the Rhythmic DivaвЂ™s Step Team. I will be a student ambassador as well as an Orientation Assistant next fall. However, the one group on campus that has given me the most knowledge, support, love, and commitment, would be SisterвЂ™s Inc. Many people I have come across on campus have given me a puzzled look when I tell them that they should come support SisterвЂ™s Inc. at different events that we have on campus. Their main reasoning behind not wanting to come is because they are not black and do not want to feel uncomfortable. To be of color on this campus, to be of a different sexual orientation or different religion etc., takes a lot of strength and openmindedness. The mission statement for SisterвЂ™s Inc. states: вЂњTo preserve and respect all cultural backgrounds. To eliminate stereotypes associated with groups. To acknowledge and make aware the similarities and differences on campus. To sponsor programs exhibiting the cultural and ethnic backgrounds on campus. To sponsor programs exhibiting the issues and concerns on campus. To make a positive impact at Cedar Crest College.вЂќ I believe that SisterвЂ™s Inc. has the ability to bring forth all types of people from this campus, not just black women, and to put our mission statement to work. The amount of talent, strength, diversity, commitment, and love that this student body, faculty and staff have needs to be seen and heard, and not just something that is spoken about. If you would like to become a part of this sisterhood, or just support the events sponsored by SisterвЂ™s, please let someone know. We do not want this to be another small, quiet group on campus. We want to truly be a multicultural club on campus, and truly make a positive impact at Cedar Crest College. -Leni Johnson Class of 2008 Looking back and looking ahead Sarah Magner | Opinions Editor Jessica Smith, who is majoring in history, stated, вЂњmy professors have taught me to take pride in myself and my work.вЂќ She smiles outside of the building holding the Humanities Department, where many offices of her professors are located. Jessica Smith Staff Writer The time has come; it is the end of the year. We are all in the process of collecting our things, finishing projects, papers, and exams. As I see this year come to an end, I am shocked to see how fast my time here at Cedar Crest flew by and am thankful for all that this community has given me. I am a junior so I still have one year left, but I know that it will be gone before I know it. Over the last three years I have struggled as a commuter and as a resident. I know the trials of cramming for exams and the yearning for the last day of classes. I look back and wonder at the amazing people I have met and the lifelong friends I intend to keep. My professors have left a profound impact upon me and without knowing; have influenced my future plans for myself. There are teachers here who really love what they do. They come to class intent upon giving their students as much information as they can. While students gripe about the work load, they fail to realize that it is with the best intentions that our professors do this. I have realized that unlike our past teachers in high school, the teachers at this small community care about us and want us to succeed. I have learned from watching them that you can find something you love to do and get paid to do it. My professors have taught me to take pride in myself and my work. I find myself appreciating assignments more because I know the work involved behind it on behalf of the teacher is quite substantial. Putting my teachers aside, this college has taught me to understand, accept, and appreciate this diverse society I live in. My fellow students have taught me how wonderful it is to be a little different. I feel that the schoolвЂ™s liberal arts program is strongest in student relations. I have learned the value of an opinion and the merit it holds. I am no longer afraid to give myself a voice. I no longer cower at criticism. I have grown into a woman who is proud of who she is and where she came from. It bothers me when I hear rude comments or get odd looks after stating that I go to this all-girls institution. I feel that it has been the best thing for me. Cedar Crest and its faculty teach students to be proud women and to have no fear in the face of animosity. I feel sorry for those who laugh at our school. They obviously are not comfortable enough in their own skin to stomach a large number of confident and intelligent women all congregating at one institution. As my third year comes to a close, I am thankful for everything Cedar Crest has given me. I am looking forward to my last year here with excitement and some sadness. I will miss the accepting and progressive atmosphere that I have found here at school. My only regret is that the rest of society isnвЂ™t like this wonderful community we all call home for nine months out of the year. www2.cedarcrest.edu/crestiad The Crestiad - April 28, 2005 - Page 4 OPINIONS Mr. ChemistвЂ™s Neighborhood Just blowinвЂ™ my mind David Raker Crestiad Special Beth Coulter Crestiad Columnist Out lines: events and notices continued from page 3 Check out Equality ForumвЂ™s Action Alert in response to anti-gay protesters at the National Celebration. Fred Phelps, who I wrote about in an earlier column, is coming to Philadelphia along with Repent America. Equality Forum is taking donations as a response to their actions to show how much money these anti-hate groups can help raise for equality. Check them out at www.equaltyforum.com On June 19, stop by Pride in the Park, sponsored by Pride of the Greater Lehigh Valley and visit me at the KidвЂ™s Tent. IвЂ™ll be representing my companyвЂ™s GLBT employee resource group. For further info on this and other happenings in the Lehigh Valley check out www.prideglv.com What Brutus has to say Brutus the dog (pictured with Megan Kees in this editionвЂ™s Campus Corner) calls the Northampton County SPCA home. According to Kees, вЂњhe was here for the Lutz Center for Community Service Pet Therapy Session.вЂќ According to www.petfinder.com, вЂњthis awesome little fellowвЂќ is a Bluetick Coonhound. For information about adopting him, contact the Northampton County SPCA, located in Easton, PA at (610) 252-7722. www.petfinder.com Petfinder.com statesthat вЂњhis picture says it all. Stop by and get to know him today and you can make his wishes come true.вЂќ Greetings all, and acknowledged in almost every person on I would like to tell you about my speak- earth. ing experience at Elizabethtown College April Anger is a faГ§ade. It is a cover for one of 7. three emotions; hurt, frustration or fear. When My anxiety had reached a fever pitch by you get to the root of your anger, you are able the time we were leaving my home. My heart to free yourself from an emotional prison. A was pounding and my mind was spinning. I false front not only shuts people out, it shuts had to practice breathing for the two-hour one in. drive. One woman asked how I overcame my Elizabethtown has a beautiful campus anger at my abusers, and if I had forgiven complete with a chapel by a lake. My first them for abusing me. I replied about anger comment though was, вЂњboys!вЂќ It was so being a cover, and as far as forgiveness goes, unusual to see guys playing football in front of well, that is beyond my power. I cannot forthe dorms. Males make up one quarter of the give anyone. Only God, or Nature or the student population. The Dean of Student Universal Energy can do that. I can only forAffairs remarked it was probably due to the give myself for being too small, or weak, or feminine name that male vulnerable. Instead of forenrollment isnвЂ™t more. giveness, I find that trying We were shown to to understand why people our вЂњsuite,вЂќ which was a abused me brings me dorm room with bare more peace. My epiphany bunk beds, and a student on this subject came when anxious to get back into I realized it wasnвЂ™t the room to retrieve her because of being me that I phone. My boyfriend and was abused. My abusers I looked at each other in needed someone, and I shock as I said, вЂњyou get was handy. To understand the top bunk.вЂќ this, and forgive myself Our host promised to for being in the wrong have the room set up family has brought me the before we returned and we peace I craved. left for dinner. Personal responsibilThe cafeteria was ity has disappeared in this amazing. It was set up like current вЂњdonвЂ™t blame the a mall food court, with victimвЂќ climate. Anyone made to order pasta bar, can claim victimship and deli, grill and an enorget carte blanche on their Beth Coulter | Crestiad Columnist actions. Anything they do mous salad bar in the center of the room, not to is forgiven due to their mention the dessert bar A poster from Elizabethtown College, past and present abuse. I advertising BethвЂ™s presentation. with fresh, made on camthink this is wrong and that pus pastries. it perpetuates the violence and abuse rampant I was incredibly honored to see it was a in our current society. People must have perdinner in my honor, in a lovely alcove. There sonal responsibility for their actions. No matwere about twenty people present, including ter what, hurting another is never an approprifaculty and students, and our own Liz Ortiz ate way to express ones own pain. and Guy Gray, communication instructors. After the questions were answered, we Guy was kind enough to come out to film my had a candlelight vigil and sharing session. talk. HeвЂ™s making a DVD for me that I can use Some prepared writings were read, and a few as a resume to speak at other schools, etc. people volunteered their own stories. One of After a wonderful dinner, we headed over the most moving came from a young woman to the before-mentioned chapel on the lake. whose mother survived years of emotional, The room I was speaking in was set with domestic abuse, only to end it four years ago chairs and a podium. After conferring with the by killing herself. camera crew (Guy and my boyfriend), I It was an extremely powerful evening. I escaped to a little alcove. While watching the was pleased that many of the people there felt rain pour down, I was able to center myself, comfortable enough to speak with me aftercalming my heart and mind. When asked how wards. However, the biggest compliment I was doing, I could only answer, вЂњIвЂ™m there.вЂќ came from Guy. вЂњThereвЂќ is a place I go before any performвЂњI came out [to film] to be nice,вЂќ he said, ance, the quiet place in my soul. giving me a hug, вЂњbut I feel privileged to have This room had about forty people, a few heard you.вЂќ males sprinkled among the largely female That is a compliment I will carry with me audience. I was pleased that they stayed, but always. that may have been due to the ankle monitors After a stop at the campus coffee shop, required by the probation officers. where I found myself facing a huge poster I began my talk by asking everyone to advertising my speech, we were given the key breathe. I explained that I felt we were going to our new suite. to have an intimate conversation as opposed to Before the speech, bare bunk beds. After me speaking at them, therefore I needed the speech, we were given the Willy Brandt everyone relaxed. Suite, a three-room apartment where the forI spoke for about 20 minutes, relaying the mer President of Germany had stayed during a highlights (or lowlights) of my life. I talked visit, 40 years ago. It was better than I could about my suicide attempts, my diagnosis of have dreamed, truly a first class experience. Multiple Personality Disorder and my battle I am so incredibly honored to have been for recovery. Then I opened it up to questions, given this experience. I can only hope that I and was really able to delve deeper into my touched people enough with my story that they philosophies regarding pain, anger and per- find hope and peace for themselves. sonal responsibility. Thanks for reading me this year. IвЂ™ll be Pain is pain. There are no gradient levels back in the fall. of pain. What hurts more, a broken toe or a broken finger? Some pain is fresher and/or Until next time, deeper, but no one hurts more than someone Peace, else does. Pain is pain and must be respected Beth www2.cedarcrest.edu/crestiad The Crestiad - April 28, 2005 - Page 5 NEWS Professors promoted at tenure ceremony Amanda Rachel Goodman Staff Writer On April 21, Cedar Crest College celebrated the accomplishments of five faculty members on campus during a Promotion and Tenure ceremony. Dr. Kent Fitzgerald and Dr. Richard Kliman were promoted to Associate Professor with tenure, while Dr. Kim Spiezio, Dr. Alan Hale, and Dr. E. Allen Richardson were promoted to Full Professor. The ceremony began processional by The Cedar Crest College Flute Ensemble, and an opening prayer by Dr. Allen Richardson. Dr.Dorothy Gulbenkian Blaney welcomed all, followed by greetings from Board of Trustees member, Ruth Spira, and an introduction of honorees by Dr. Carol Pulham. The nightвЂ™s first honoree and speaker was Fitzgerald, Associate professor of Biology, and Director of the Neuroscience Program. His presentation was entitled вЂњThe Interesting Case of William James: A 19th Century Psychologist Speaks to 21st Century Neuroscience.вЂќ Fitzgerald spoke of how in 1964 the first neuroscience program was introduced at University of California at Irvine. In his presentation he spoke of the connection between an amputation and the ghost sensation of the missing limb. With this he spoke of the memory connection in psychology and neuroscience. History is important, Fitzgerald warned. вЂњDonвЂ™t get cocky,вЂќ he said. вЂњIf you think you have a new idea, read old books.вЂќ The nightвЂ™s second honoree and speaker was Kliman, Associate Professor of Biology and Director of the Bioinformatics Program. His presentation was entitled вЂњThe Ethical Obligation to Teach Evolution.вЂќ Kliman said вЂњmy goal is to have one of the best undergraduate research programs in the country.вЂќ From this he spoke of evolution of which he said вЂњ[is the] most thoroughly tested idea in science.вЂќ With Lisa Stewart | Copy Editor Drs Kliman, Speizio, Hale and Allen listen attentively . the controversy surrounding evolution, Kliman felt that вЂњscience is agnostic, not atheistic.вЂќ Overall, Kliman spoke of how it is our ethical obligation to be honest and teach evolution. The nightвЂ™s third honoree and speaker was Spiezio, Professor of Political Science, and Chair of History, Law, and Politics. His presentation entitled вЂњThe Pope and Hope,вЂќ discussed how вЂњdemocracy is an ethical framework.вЂќ He started his speech by stating, вЂњbefore promotion it was what do I have to prove, and now Lisa Stewart | Copy Editor after promotion it is what do I have to Dr. Blaney, Dr. Pulham and Dr. Fitzgerld listen to the presentation of a colleague. Second Health and Wellness Conference Embraces New Theme Lisa Stewart Co-Copy Editor For the second year, the Health and Wellness Conference will be held here at Cedar Crest. This year, the theme of the conference is The Art and Science of Wellness and it will attempt to bring together the arts and sciences as a way of displaying a вЂ�more integrative conceptualization of health and wellness,вЂ™ according to the information released by the Creativity Committee. The Committee, consisting of professors from many different departments proposed and designed the creative and artistic presentations that will be shared at the conference, This yearвЂ™s conference will feature art, music, dance, and theatrical performances directly relating to various aspects of health and wellness. The presentations will demonstrate how other aspects of life, such as art, help shape and express who we are, This yearвЂ™s more integrated style takes cues from last yearвЂ™s inaugural conference, which dealt with the challenges facing people in health and wellness and how integration within the self is much needed. One such presentation that inte- grates the arts and the science of wellness is an original play by Psychology professor Micah Sadigh entitled вЂњthe Fragmented Self,вЂќ to be performed by Amanda Laigle вЂ™06, Allison Kazaras вЂ™07, Karen Babson вЂ™05, Joanna Craig вЂ™07, Melissa Donigan вЂ�05, and Nicolette Amico, daughter of Performing Arts Chair, Roxanne Amico. The conference, held May fourth and fifth, will also feature performances by Dr. Carol Pulham and Amy Reese, The Flute Ensemble, and selected Cedar Crest dancers under the supervision of Robin Gerchman as well as presentations by Art professor Jill Odegaard and Erika Ventura вЂ�??, under the supervision of Dr. Alan Hale. вЂњMy hope is that one day weвЂ™ll become a nationally recognized college that deals with womenвЂ™s health issues while integrating different departments,вЂќ says Sadigh. This second annual conference aims to вЂњmove away from a linear view of health and wellness and add a greater dimension of who we are and what our struggles are all about,вЂќ according to Sadigh, and will give the attendees a unique perspective of health and wellness issues. accomplish?вЂќ He also felt that the вЂњonly safe place in higher education will be vocalism.вЂќ Spiezio ended his speech stating that we need to вЂњtap into the valuable assets at college, which is excellence in teaching.вЂќ The nightвЂ™s fourth honoree and speaker was Hale, Professor of Biology and Chair of Biological Sciences. His presentation entitled вЂњTomorrow: Are We Really an Intelligent Species?вЂќ was one filled with many interesting topics. Hale spoke about the вЂњone thing that hasnвЂ™t changed is fearвЂќ in our society. He brought up Osama Bin Laden and how Bin Laden is truly a smart man due to the fact that he is considering the use of biological weapons. Hale made an interesting point on how just a small amount of a disease could cause a catastrophe across the nation, ranging from the area infected to the stock market. He also spoke of how вЂњ11 million third world children die before the age of five, and most of those deaths are preventable.вЂќ Hale concluded that he вЂњhas not been impressed by the intelligence of species.вЂќ The nightвЂ™s fifth and final honoree and speaker was Richardson, Professor of Religion and chaplain. His presentation entitled вЂњWhere Distant Gods Collide: American Religion in TransitionвЂќ spoke of a secular world, where God has abandoned the world. He spoke of how вЂњAmericans have a new awareness of religionвЂќ but how вЂњwe do not seek history, but the mystic chords of memory.вЂќ He also felt that the вЂњsecular paradigm is deadвЂќ and that this вЂњcreates an illusion of America that is not quite correct.вЂќ He concluded his speech by saying that вЂњwhat we see beyond ourselves, is also within.вЂќ Blaney gave the closing remarks of the ceremony, stating how the вЂњthe power of the ideas of our colleaguesвЂќ is what will produce a powerful college student and give overall campus success. We congratulate all five of the nightвЂ™s honorees and their accomplishments. 20th annual LVAIC undergraduate psychology research conference to be held on Saturday There will be approximately 100 papers and posters presented from students representing 9 different colleges. The conference begins with a speaker from the University of Delaware. Her talk will take place in TCCвЂ™s Samuel Theatre from 9:00-10:15. Paper and poster sessions run from 10:30-11:45, 1:00-2:00, and 2:15-3:30. The sessions will be held in the Science Building, Miller Building, and Oberkotter Building. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. in the Tompkins College Center. 9:00 a.m. Welcome Samuels Theater, TCC Dr. Carol Pulham, Provost, Cedar Crest College 9:15 вЂ“ 10: 15 a.m. Keynote Address Samuels Theater, TCC Dr. Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, University of Delaware вЂњA Life of Research: Challenges and TriumphsвЂќ 10:30-11:45 a.m. Paper Session 1: Biological/Experimental Psychology Miller Building 20 Paper Session 4: Social Psychology Science Center 139 10:30-11:30 a.m. Poster Session 1 Oberkotter Center Lounge 12:00 p.m. Lunch, TCC 1:00-2:00 p.m. Paper Session 5: Social Psychology Miller Building 33 Paper Session 6: Clinical/Health Psychology Science Center 136 Paper Session 2: Cognitive Psychology Miller Building 33 Paper Session 7: Social Psychology Science Center 139 Paper Session 3: Developmental/Clinical Psychology Science Center 136 Paper Session 8: Social Psychology Oberkotter Center 1 1:00-2:00 p.m. Poster Session 2 Oberkotter Center Lounge 2:15-3:30 p.m. Paper Session 9: Social Psychology Miller Building 33 Paper Session 10: Social Psychology Science Center 136 Paper Session 11: Social Psychology Science Center 139 Paper Session 12: Psychology Oberkotter Center 1 2:15-3:15 p.m. Poster Session 3 Oberkotter Center Lounge www2.cedarcrest.edu/crestiad The Crestiad - April 28, 2005 - Page 6 NEWS New DeanвЂ™s List requirements raise academic bar Stacey Solt Lifestyles Co-Editor In the spring 2004 semester, over 700 students made the Cedar Crest College DeanвЂ™s List. Students were surprised to learn that this was the reason behind new DeanвЂ™s List eligibilities. вЂњI didnвЂ™t realize how many people made the DeanвЂ™s List,вЂќ said sophomore Carissa Okie, with an expression of disbelief. вЂњThatвЂ™s not that special.вЂќ With this in mind, the faculty voted unanimously in September to raise the requirements for DeanвЂ™s list. Full-time students must now earn a 3.65 GPA; part-time traditional and non-traditional students must earn a 3.65 while taking at least 12 credits within one academic year. Last yearвЂ™s requirements included a 3.55 GPA and no minimum number of credits. As a result, over 40 percent of students made DeanвЂ™s List last spring, including many part-time students taking less than 12 credits. вЂњThe faculty is much more comfortable with this,вЂќ said Associate Provost Marie Wilde. вЂњWe have established a GPA that maintains the quality of the DeanвЂ™s List honor.вЂќ With the new requirements, approximately 15 percent of the student body achieved DeanвЂ™s List last fall. Many students were curious to know how the faculty chose 3.65 as a distinguishing grade point average. Faculty members consulted graduation requirements; a 3.65 enables a student to graduate magna cum laude (with great honors). The previous cutoff of 3.55 allowed DeanвЂ™s List students to graduate cum laude, or with honors. Wilde said that todayвЂ™s students have higher expectations for good grades. Whereas a C was once considered вЂњaverage,вЂќ many students are not satisfied with average and consider a C poor. вЂњStudents want very high grades,вЂќ she said. вЂњYouвЂ™d like to know that youвЂ™re part of an elite corpsвЂќ if you make DeanвЂ™s List. She compared DeanвЂ™s List to Olympic tryouts: while there are many good students at Cedar Crest, only so many should be allowed to make DeanвЂ™s List. вЂњYou want that to be a corps of the best,вЂќ she said. Imagine if every Olympic hopeful got to compete! There would be nothing left to strive for, no pride in making the cut. вЂњSome students were disappointed,вЂќ said Wilde. They were upset that the bar had been raised and eliminated them from the list. Still, she seems glad that the faculty agreed to raise the bar. вЂњWe took it to the next level, magna cum laude,вЂќ making DeanвЂ™s List an even higher honor. She sees the new rules as distinctive between good grades and outstanding grades. вЂњI think itвЂ™s a good idea,вЂќ said sophomore Meaghan Nedderman. вЂњThere were too many people on the DeanвЂ™s List that didnвЂ™t deserve it.вЂќ She expressed concern over those students taking one class and earning the distinction. Part-time student Michelle Cawley agreed that students acing one class should not immediately earn DeanвЂ™s List, but she did not see the situation as completely cut-anddry. вЂњWhen you look at a part-time student or Lifelong Learner, youвЂ™re looking at people with family, a full-time job... it [school] canвЂ™t be their primary thing.вЂќ Full-students, fresh out of college, have the time and energy to focus on schoolwork, she said. вЂњThatвЂ™s their вЂ�job.вЂ™вЂќ вЂњI would not say for myself that I should be on the deanвЂ™s ListвЂќ this semester, said Cawley, who is currently taking four credits. Her biggest concern was for students taking an active courseload, such as the night and weekend nursing program, that falls below 12 credits. вЂњDo I deserve to make DeanвЂ™s List then? Yes.вЂќ If you didnвЂ™t make the list this semester, all is not lost. While DeanвЂ™s List can be a nice addition to any resume, most employers do not hire based on this recognition. In the end, Wilde said, вЂњYour transcript speaks for itself.вЂќ Traupman promoted to Executive Director of College Relations Amanda Swartz Staff Writer Michael Traupman has recently been named Executive Director of College Relations. In addition to his current responsibilities for media relations, marketing and publications, Traupman will now be the senior officer for planning, coordinating and implementing special events. вЂњWeвЂ™re hoping to continue the uniformed look of the collegeвЂ™s publications and events,вЂќ Traupman said. вЂњWe hope to take all that we do to the next level.вЂќ A graduate of Moravian College with majors in English and journalism, Michael held positions at the Rodale Institute and the Pennsylvania State Company before coming to Cedar Crest as an associate in College Relations in 1993. A professional actor and singer, Traupman is currently the Civic Theater Board Vice President for Theater, as well as serving on the Film Board. An entirely in-house agency, College Relations has its hand in nearly all aspects of the college. вЂњOur office strongly supports all the collegeвЂ™s initiatives,вЂќ Traupman said. вЂњWe have always worked closely with Admissions, the PresidentвЂ™s Office, Alumnae and Development. Because of this, there is a consisten- cy in message and tone in all of the work that we do.вЂќ Traupman, along with his very gifted colleagues in College Relations, has always put the input of Cedar Crest students on the top of his list. вЂњStudents have always been very honest,вЂќ Traupman said of the constructive criticism students will offer regarding various publications. вЂњThere is a direct relationship between what they tell us and what we produce.вЂќ At a time when many colleges and universities utilize outside agencies for their promotional items, Cedar CrestвЂ™s College Relations staff enjoy working within the environment they help make look as good as it truly is. вЂњThereвЂ™s always a challenge about what to do next,вЂќ Traupman said. вЂњOur staff continues to find new ways to capture our audience. And as each generation changes, our publications evolve.вЂќ Traupman and his colleagues realize the tremendous competition within their field. But as a unit, and now under the supervision of a new Executive Director, College Relations continues to present an honest and excellent representation of what Cedar Crest College is all about. www2.cedarcrest.edu/crestiad The Crestiad - April 28, 2005 - Page 7 NEWS Cedar Crest celebrates Earth Day Cedar Crest College celebrated the 35th Earth Day on Friday, April 22. A picnic was held on the TCC veranda and a group of children from the Allentown Boys' and Girls' Clubs joined in the fun. Alpha Psi Omega performed вЂњThe Very Hungry CaterpillarвЂќ and the ReaderвЂ™s Theatre performed вЂњDiary of a WormвЂќ in the Greek Theater. Spring fling fun The Lehigh Valley Zoo had a Birds of Prey Exhibit and there were animals from Wildlands Conservancy and Lehigh Wildcare on the TCC lawn. There was face painting and t-shirt tie-dying, childrenвЂ™s story book time, a plant sale and a paper making workshop with recycled materials. 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Candida Lopez is the club president standing behind the table. www2.cedarcrest.edu/crestiad The Crestiad - April 28, 2005 - Page 8 NEWS Serfass named вЂњStudent Worker of the YearвЂќ Ashanti Davenport | Staff Writer Student Worker of the Year Jessica Serfass with her boss, Athletic Director Kelly McCloskey. Ashanti Davenport Staff Writer On April 26, 2005, the Student Worker of the Year Award for the 2004-2005 school year was given to Jessica Serfass, a senior here at Cedar Crest. The award was given by the Northeast Association of Student Employment Administration (NEASEA). NEASEA has declared that the second week of April should be set aside to recognize the value of the student employees. According to NEASEA this week, "Is to enhance awareness of student employment and its important role in higher education experience, to recognize students who perform outstanding work while attending college, and to thank the employers who hire students, for part-time positions and make the student employment program such a success." At 11:00, Serfass was presented the award by Lori Williams from the financial aid department. The event took place in Kelly McCloskey's office. Dean O'Neill and Dean Laffey were also in attendance to watch Serfass receive this award to honor her achievement. Serfass worked in the athletic department for her four years at Cedar Crest, and she also worked hours over the summer for the athletic office. Serfass plans to complete the Masters in education program here at Cedar Crest. When Serfass was asked how it felt to receive the award, she responded by saying, "It is a very big honor. I did not realize it was so big of a deal. I was surprised to be chosen out of all the student workers at Cedar Crest." It was a bit of an emotional time after receiving the award for Serfass as she reflected on her working in the athletic department, growing close to McCloskey, and her softball career. The award included a plaque with Serfass' name on it, a certificate, and a savings bond. Jorie Graham continued | page important for poets to work through their poems rather than trying to work around them. Senior English major and psychology minor Amanda Skelton said that GrahamвЂ™s poems have a real sense of place. вЂњWe were taken to Normandy by her words and description,вЂќ Skelton said. English major Erica Fleming agreed. вЂњThe way she read brought out the emotions in her work,вЂќ Fleming said. вЂњI thought the reading itself was great,вЂќ Skelton said. вЂњJorie Graham uses very long lines in her poetry which I do not typically do or enjoy, but I found myself loving the lines. She told us that in her earlier writing, she used to write much shorter lines. So, I was inspired to write or try a poem with longer lines,вЂќ Skelton said. Senior English and Communications major Stacey Frank agreed that GrahamвЂ™s poems were not what she is used to reading. вЂњI did not agree with all topics,вЂќ Frank said. вЂњI enjoyed the way she read poems. I learned a lot from the reading.вЂќ Graham said that she feels like the country is in a state of panic and often writes in the dark. When the sun comes up, she said, she realizes that she has written line on top of line and cannot read her poems. Linda Misiura | Photo Editor Poet Jorie Graham with Rebecca Pancoast, CCC poetry prize winner. 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(ACM is the Association for Computing Machinery). We attend the MidAtlantic regional competition which consists of about 150 schools extending from North Carolina to Pennsylvania. I believe my teams have finished in the top half in that contest twice, and all but once have always finished in the top 100. It is a big competition held simultaneously at 5 to 7 sites (depending on the year). This event includes some powerhouse schools including Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Duke, and Drexel to name just a few. The spring competition is a small contest that is locally organized. I met Prof. Grant Braught of Dickinson at an ACM contest five years ago (the first one I attended). He had the idea of organizing a local contest, and I told him I would bring one or two teams, which I did that following spring. It has been an annual event since. One of the purposes of these small competitions is to give students more competition experience. To my recollection, Dickinson, Messiah, Lebanon Valley, Shippensburg, and Cedar Crest have attended this contest every year it was held. There have always been two or three other schools each year as well. This year was Cedar Crest's best finish in this event - 2nd place. Two years Cedar Crest had its best finish to that time - 4th. Our first year attending, with two teams, we finished 12th and 13th out of 14. An interesting thing about these contests is that they are largely male dominated (as is the computer science field). There are very few female competitors, and an all-female team is quite rare. At this contest there were 12 teams, 36 competitors. There were only 6 women competing, half of which were the Cedar Crest team. This is typical of the number of women competing at these contests. The three members of this year's team are all seniors. Vanessa has competed in two contests prior to this one. Marjorie and Heather have competed in probably three or four each (prior to this one). They are all very good programmers, and have really matured in the way they approach these competitions. Younger teams will tend to work together on one problem at a time - sort of like working as one. These three have reach a point where the know their individual strengths, and trust the others on the team to apply their individual strengths. As such, they will break out parts of problems, or entire problems, and work on them individually. Then, come together to complete the problem. They are doing some of the work in parallel, which I think you really need to do to be successful in these competitions. When the students compete, they use one single workstation. They are allowed to bring Courtesy of Norm Lippincott On Saturday, April 16, the Cedar Crest College computer programming team competed in the Spring Programming Contest at Dickinson College. The Cedar Crest team finished in second place. Twelve teams from seven schools participated in the competition. For the past five years, Cedar Crest has participated in two competitions per year, with this being the best finish in the team's history. Team members were Marjorie Cloak, Heather Cook, and Vanessa Villaverde. In the contest, the teams were presented with a set of six problems of varying difficulty. The team solving the most problems during the four-hour contest wins. The Cedar Crest team correctly solved four of the six problems, as did the winner, Lebanon Valley College. The total time taken for each problem is used as a tie-breaker. Third place went to Hood College with best time to solve three problems. Other schools competing were Dickinson College, Messiah College, Penn State Harrisburg, and Shippensburg University. printed reference material, but no electronic resources. Problems must be solved by writing computer programs. They may program in one of three programming languages: C, C++, or Java. The Cedar Crest team programs in C++. The team practices every Friday in Curtis 101, The Networking Lab. This room is equipped with Linux workstations, which is the operating environment in which they compete. Take Back the Night continued | page 1 Generally being fearful of them did not place you out of character and the support from the guest speakers, the students and the faculty was overwhelming. Being a victim of domestic violence is nothing to be ashamed about, but knowing how to protect yourself and being informed on what to do if you are attacked are some of the first steps in accepting the fact that violence is out there and it always will be. This event was a small step towards worldwide prevention and eradication of something that should know longer instill fear in the lives of all women. For more information, visit http://www.takebackthenight.org Sacred artifact returns home Cara Nicholl Staff Writer April 18th, 2005, marked an auspicious day in history for the people of Ethiopia. For almost 70 years, they have been waiting for the return of a sacred 1,700 year old obelisk looted by MussoliniвЂ™s troops in 1937. Until 2003, the obelisk stood in the center of Rome, however, bit by bit, itвЂ™s being returned to Ethiopia. The return of this 80-foot structure marks not only a return of EthiopiaвЂ™s architectural history, but it also signifies a deeper meaning. Archeologist Teckle Hargos told The Associated Press, вЂњThe obelisk is a symbol of pride, of civilization and part of the Ethiopian identity. People outside of Ethiopian often think of famine, of war, of drought and don't realize the wealth of heritage that this country does have.вЂќ Wealth of heritage is indeed correct. The obelisk was constructed around 1000 B.C. by the Axumite Kingdom, and although it originally crumbled due to a Muslim rebellion, it was repaired when metal rods were inserted into its concrete once brought to Rome. It was disassembled once again to transport it by plane back to Ethiopia (the mid-section of the obelisk was transported first, and the top and bottom will follow in the next few days). Ethiopian Abebe Alenayehu, 81, who watched the Romans confiscate the obelisk so many years ago, commented to the Associated Press news agency, "The memory still leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. Every day for the last 67 years I have thought about the obelisk." The Ethiopian minister of state for information, Nesanet Asfaw commented, "We have waited too long for this day." Does the return of the obelisk pave the way for other countries to return artifacts they looted? Britain doesnвЂ™t think so; recently, they denied requests from Greece for the return of their Elgin Marbles, fragments of Athens' Parthenon temple that were stolen in the early 19th century. Perhaps though, the growing sentiment for returned national treasures will convince Britain to have a change of heart. The sentiment against looting has spurred many ethical questions, some even stemming from a shipwreck two miles under the sea. Since the discovery of the wreck in 1985, peopleвЂ™s fascination with the TitanicвЂ™s wreck has spawned many expeditions, some that go down with the specific purposes of retrieving artifacts some argue should just remain at the bottom of the ocean forever. Is it okay to take artifacts from a shipwreck, to take from the dead? Is it okay to take a religious artifact from a warring country? Is it okay to take over a weaker country for a stronger countryвЂ™s gain? And where should we draw the line? Perhaps with the return of this obelisk and the creation of a UN committee that looks to return looted treasures to their original countries, a new era can be spurred, piecing back countries missing a part of their heritage. And maybe, just maybe, the sacredness of different artifacts and their meaning to the deep history and heritage of the country will finally be recognized. Linda Misiura | Photo Editor Students march around the campus in a silent vigil with lit candles. STUDENTS / PARENTS SUMMER STORAGE STORE WITH US WHILE ON SUMMER BREAK LET OUR PROFESSIONALS PICK UP, STORE AND DELIVER YOUR STUFF FOR JUST $199.00 CALL FOR DETAILS BUDGET STORE & LOCK SELF STORAGE 610-432-1402 www2.cedarcrest.edu/crestiad The Crestiad - April 28, 2005 - Page 10 NEWS Going places with Cedar Crest clubs This spring, several clubs attended conventions or conferences specializing in their interests. Here are just a few highlights. Courtesy of Linda Misiura Courtesy of Missy Sturtevant Ness Johnson and Missy Sturtevant during a presentation called вЂњPans and Trans go Hand in Hand,вЂќ a workshop that covers more recent terms that are brought up in the queer culture like genderqueer (an individual whose gender identification does not reflect the socially acceptable polarized system) and pansexual (capable of being attracted to all, or many genders). Who: sixteen members of The Crestiad staff What: Spring National College Media Convention Where: The Roosevelt Hotel, NYC When: March 17-19 The CMA convention is the largest spring meeting for college journalists in the world and included 200 educational programs including keynote addresses, breakout sessions, discussions, critiques and media tours. Who: Members of OutThere: Kristen Strasnick, Jess Balk-Huffines, Natalie Hadjiloukas, Amanda Muffley, Ness Johnson, and Sierra DeMulder What: The True Colors Conference, the largest queer youth conference in the nation. Where: Central Connecticut State University When: March 18-19 Courtesy of Kristen Kuloy Who: Dance company members and other students involved in the dance program What: ACDFA is an annual festival divided into regions. CCC is part of the Northeast Division and attended the festival with schools such as Point Park, Slippery Rock, Wagner, Hofstra, SUNY Brockport and SUNY Buffalo. Where: SUNY Buffalo (the festival is held at a different school each year) Courtesy of Nicole Kollar Who: four members of the Student Nurses Association: Nicole Kollar, Tiffanie Kulp, Alissa Ardelean and Mariana Bodalita and two faculty advisors: Sandra Leh and Sharon Statue What: The National Student Nurses Association Convention Where: Salt Lake City, Utah When: April 6-10 This year the Convention theme, вЂњBreaking the Mold: Breakthrough to Nursing,вЂќ commemorates the 40th anniversary of NSNA 's Breakthrough to Nursing project. www2.cedarcrest.edu/crestiad The Crestiad - April 28, 2005 - Page 11 LIFESTYLES Washburne, Alumnae ring scholarships awarded Lisa Stewart Co-Copy Editor Last year, the Cedar Crest College Alumnae Association began awarding one ring scholarship to a deserving candidate. The Connie Lisa Stewart | Copy Editor Lauren Galbreath, winner of the the second annual Connie Parkes Washburne Ring Award. Parkes Washburne Ring Award covers the entire cost of any style Cedar Crest College Ring that the winner chooses. This year, the Alumnae Association awarded two scholarships, one Connie Parkes Washburne Ring Award and one specially funded alumnae ring award, sponsored by Stephanie Zimmerer вЂ™72. The first ever specially funded alumnae award was awarded to Becky Cornelious, a social work major who expects to graduate in 2006. Cornelious, a single parent with a full time job, described in her application how she coordinated a fundraiser for Thanksgiving baskets to be sent to soldiers in her army unit. According to Susan Seccombe Cox, Executive Director of Alumnae Affairs, the ring scholarship began last year in response to the drop in the number of students purchasing rings and participating in the Junior Ring Ceremony. The Alumnae Association was вЂњsaddened by the number of students purchasing the Cedar Crest rings,вЂќ and wanted to provide them to those students that desired to be involved in the tradition. Cox also hopes that there will be two awards given next year, in hopes that other alumnae like Zimmerer will want to fund a ring award. The second annual Connie Parkes Washburne Ring Award was given to sophomore elementary education major, Lauren Galbreath. Galbreath found out about the ring scholarship from flyers posted around the residence halls and on campus. According to Galbreath, who is originally from Dover, Delaware, the financial strain of trying to purchase the ring in her junior year combined with finances for school contributed to her applying for the scholarship. The application required that the candidates supply a list of activities in the community and at Cedar Crest, a short paragraph describing what characteristics they have in common with Connie Parkes Washburne, what Cedar Crest College and the ring mean to them, and finally, what makes them the best candidate for the Washburne Ring Award. The application supplied information about Washburne to allow the candidates to get to know the person who would be giving such an important gift to one of them. The application, due February 15, included a short paragraph about Connie Parkes Washburne that described her personality and values, stating that she вЂњwas that unique woman who lit up a room when she enteredвЂ¦ she questioned authority, even when she was a member of the team in charge.вЂќ The application also described how Washburne вЂњgrew older, thoughtful, smart and dedicated to Cedar Crest, to womenвЂ™s rights, and womenвЂ™s education. She loved her family, her friends, her familyвЂ™s friends, and her friendsвЂ™ friends. She was an active and generous alumna and a tribute to her alma mater and those who knew and loved her.вЂќ Galbreath wrote about how she plans to вЂњdonate money to our school and Ring CeremonyвЂќ when she graduates, much like Washburne has done. Cox, who personally called Galbreath to tell her that she was chosen for the award, also helped the recipients make contact with Cyndi Taubler, the Alumnae Affairs administrator, in order to choose all of the details for their rings. Galbreath received the news of her award via her cell phone while she was in a history class and expressed her joy in being able to participate in such a great tradition, but also added that she was вЂњglad the phone was on silent.вЂќ More information on Ring Ceremony and ordering Cedar Crest rings can be found by contacting the Alumnae Affairs office at 610-6064666, ext. 4609. Home for the summer: Survive the transition and moving day Jessica Smith Staff Writer ItвЂ™s that time again! It is time to pack up our stuff and move ourselves home for the summer. While looking forward to lazy days on the beach or summer jobs, we will miss our friends and neighbors here at school. Although we have worked hard and stressed over exams and papers, we will miss those who have shared the experience with us. We will say goodbye these close friends for the summer. This transition is often hard because we have changed as people and we will be moving back into an atmosphere that remains unchanged: home. The first step to moving back is collecting our belongings. It would be a good idea to start about two to three weeks before moving day. Start packing your winter clothes and stuff you will not be using in the last few weeks. At least start collecting boxes or bags in which you will use to carry your clothes and such. Saying goodbye to your friends would have to be the next step. For most of us, we will see each other come next August. Some of us are going on to better lives in the real world of day jobs. Make a point to exchange numbers, addresses, and email addresses if you have not already done so. This helps you to reach closure if you are graduating, and it gives you a sense of fulfillment to move on to the next step in your life. For those of us who have at least one more year here left, we will be moving home for just three months. This transition can be hard on family back home, especially siblings. If you have small brothers and sisters, it has taken them all year to become accustomed to not having you around to follow. To prepare them for your move back, call them a few times before you move home. Include them in your move and talk about any plans you will make with each other. Be sure to make time for them. They may have felt left out by you leaving Corinne Tartaglia | Crestiad Special Are you ready to leave yet? Start packing early; it might be a good idea to start two to three weeks before moving day. Incorportating your family into moving plans can ease stress. for so long, so take strides to spend time with them over the summer. Your parents may have felt sad, happy, or a little of both when you went off to college. Their baby is off on her own for a bit, yet she is coming back for the summer. Talk to your parents before the move home. Do not believe that you will move back and life at home will be as it was before you left. You are an adult and your parents need to treat you that way. Start by suggesting any work you may do around the house or any responsibilities you can take on to help them a little. Make plans with your parents to spend much needed time with them so they can get to know you again. The last step, and sometimes the most complicated, is reconnecting with your old friends from back home. You may have kept in touch with them, but your relationship is not what it used to be back in high school. You may have evolved into different people with different tastes. Keep in mind that your friends have not been included in your life and do not know of the experiences you have gone through the past nine months. Make time for them, but give them space. Tell them of your year and listen to what they have to say as well. If you go back home and your friends are not at all what you remember, or they are exactly the same and you feel that there is no friendship left to keep, think of your new friends. Friends are people who stick together through the best and the worst. Do not be afraid to admit how you feel, but do not think that you have changed so much that you can forget your past. Moving home can be fun and exciting. It can also be lonely and depressing. Make sure you keep yourself busy during the summer. Get a part-time job or help out around the house. Do not try to go back to the person that you were when you left. Include your family and friends into the new you. School may be your home away from home, yet there is no place like your true home. Linda Misiura | Photo Editor Are you a вЂњcookie monsterвЂќ? Sesame StreetвЂ™s Cookie Monster will now be teaching kids that cookies are a sometimes food, not an everyday snack. Cookie Monster combats child obesity (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON Sesame StreetвЂ™s infamous Cookie Monster is eating fewer cookies, and his Internet home page now features a "healthy habits" section, picturing the familiar blue, furry monster eating -- an apple? Yes, Sesame Street rang in its 36th season last week, featuring a segment for its new health initiative at the beginning of each episode. Due to the rising child obesity rates in America, Cookie Monster has decided to lay off the cookies for a bit. He's not going on a diet, per se, but he is advocating a healthier eating style. His new song, replacing the favorite "C is for cookie, that's good enough for me," teaches that "a cookie is a sometimes food." In keeping with the new theme, each episode now opens with a health tip. New characters, such as talking fruits and vegetables, will make their debut to entice children to a new healthy lifestyle. "The preschool years are a crucial time in children's lives to foster healthy habits. Recent data reflect both the immediate and long-term consequences of poor dietary behaviors," said a recent press release from the Sesame Workshop Company. Cookie Monster is the leading man behind this new initiative and is transitioning to a healthier, more well-balanced diet. But don't worry, he's not giving up his cookies altogether. "We are not putting him on a diet," Rosemarie Truglio, the show's vice president of research and education, told the AP. "We're teaching him moderation." Cookie's new eating plan will include fruits and vegetables, but also "healthier" cookies that stray from his standard chocolate chip. Other aspects of the "Healthy habits for life" include staying in shape with "Grovercise" and lessons on personal hygiene and getting a good night's sleep. Politicians have recognized the importance of this initiative. More than a dozen U.S. senators taped public service messages with Sesame Street characters Elmo and Rosita, with topics including nutrition, to fitness and personal hygiene. Participants include such high-profile politicians as Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY), Bill Frist (R-TN) and Christopher Dodd (DCT). In fact, a recent episode featured Frist jumping up and down with Elmo in a lesson on exercise, and Clinton discussing the tastes and textures of different foods. "These messages unite the trusted characters of Sesame Street with the respected voices of more than a dozen members of Congress. I'm confident that our message of embracing healthy habits for life will resonate with children and adults alike," said Sesame Workshop President and CEO Gary Knell in a recent press release. www2.cedarcrest.edu/crestiad The Crestiad - April 28, 2005 - Page 12 LIFESTYLES Fun in the sun or your local tanning salon One step away from a brighter hue and a new you! Ashanti Davenport Staff Writer Tanning is a craze among teens and young adults as not only a summer fetish, but a year round fad. Celebrities are showing their bronzed skin all over the red carpet as well as at other formal events. White ghostly skin is out and the bronze tanned look is in. Patrice Hyde, MD said, вЂњIn the 19th century and earlier, being as pale as possible was desirable in certain countries, particularly the United States and some European nations.вЂќ If an individual was tan, that meant they were laborers working in the sun all day. The rich would be distinguished by their pale white faces. In some cases they would apply white powder to make themselves look even whiter. This pale phase of history changed in about the 1920вЂ™s in the U.S. when the famous designer Coco Chanel came home from a summer trip to the French Riviera, bringing back a little color in her skin. The tan craze rocketed in the fashion industry, and bright white powdered faces disappeared. Women finally came out of their houses to enjoy the sun and attempt sunbathing, which is perhaps why the swim suits for women changed in shape and importance. Some may wonder how the body tans. When your body is exposed to any UV radiation it produces melanocytes; these cells give the skin a brown pigment. Melanocytes make more melanin to protect your skin (the largest organ of the body) from the sun. Depending on the amount of melanin your skin produces, skin is lighter or darker. The amount of melanin in our skin can be affected not only by tanning, but through ethnic background or race. There are six different skin types and knowing your skin type and how long you can safely be exposed is the key to a healthy tan. Eye wear is also a necessity for a safe tan and can be purchased at most salons, some even offer disposables. The trend of indoor tanning finally came around in the 1970вЂ™s. Today it is estimated that there are 20-40 thousand tanning salons listed in the yellow pages. Around 22 million Americans tan in a tanning salon every year. вЂњI first decided to go tanning because I work for a special needs camp, which is outside throughout the whole summer,вЂќ said Cedar Crest sophomore Krystina Cassidy. вЂњUsually I get really sunburned the first two weeks that we are there, so I just decided to get a base tan, so this wouldnвЂ™t happen this year.вЂќ Many of the salon tanners said they feel more attractive when they are tan. вЂњI definitely like having some color before the summer months,вЂќ said Cedar Crest senior Iva Tchomakova. вЂњIndoor tanning definitely provides a good base color for your skin color for when you go out tanning during the warmer months.вЂќ Tanning indoors is also sometimes recommended by doctors, as was the case with Cedar Crest junior Magdalena Pritz. Her doctor recommended she boost up her vitamin D levels by attending several indoor tanning sessions. This proved as a good idea, because it boosted PritzвЂ™s spirits as well as helped her out with her medical problem. вЂњTanning makes me happy. I like the feeling of warmth and the sun thatвЂ™s not present during the winter,вЂќ said Pritz. вЂњIt just makes me feel better all over.вЂќ There are many great tanning salons around the area; one is Oasis Sun Spa in the KingвЂ™s plaza. An individual session can run from $5$8 dollars depending on the bed. Packages for tanning are usually around $50, and sometimes less for a whole month. If youвЂ™ve never gone tanning before, give it a try! It is invigorating and relaxing and makes your body look even more ready for the summer bikini months around the corner. Iva Tchomakova| Lifestyles editor A typical tanning bed allows you to lay and enjoy the rays. Best picks for your sunkissed... or self induced tan Gillian Maffeo Staff Writer Yes, itвЂ™s that time of year again. The sun is at its peak and your social life is kicking back up again with barbeques, parties, and night life. This time of year, everybody is trying to get that вЂњperfectвЂќ golden bronzed tan; if youвЂ™re not into the fake-and-bake tanning booth deal, then try a tan in bottle! So hereвЂ™s the deal, you want that nice tan and donвЂ™t know what products to get. Well, take notes because detailed below are ten superb self-tanners to keep your look hot and get that tan without spending a lot of cash. Keep in mind that before you apply any self tanner, always make sure to exfoliate! BiboвЂ™s skin care line makes a great self tanner called LifeвЂ™s a Beach, for those with medium to dark skin color. ItвЂ™s a pomegranate sunless tanner for your face and body. It will allow you to get a golden glow anytime very quickly. ItвЂ™s also oil free and has a hint of shimmer. Another plus to this awesome self tanner is that when you apply it, it comes out dark so you can see if you missed any spots. Ban de Soleil makes a product called Streakguard Self Tanning CrГЁme. It comes in several shades and prevents streaking because the company claims, вЂњItвЂ™s vanishing tint shows where it goes.вЂќ This crГЁme lasts for about 5-7 days, looks natural, and the tint really helps to express that bronzed look. This self tanner works great and is only $7.99. BenefitвЂ™s Aruba in a Tuba is a self tanner cream that you can find at Sephora or any department store. It contains a walnut and cedar wood extract that gives a gorgeous golden tone and each application deepens the pigment. This cream gives you the look of a Malibu Barbie (if that is what youвЂ™re aiming for!) and is excellent for deepening your skin color. Aruba in a Tuba is a little bit more expensive at $24, but itвЂ™s worth it. Neutrogena Sunless Tanning Foam is a light, non sticky foam that applies evenly and easily. This self tanner provides a completely natural looking tan and it fades like a real tan. ItвЂ™s very moisturizing, yet oil free. It glides on smoothly, dries quickly (less than five minutes!) and has a fresh, light fragrance that is long lasting. Neutrogena Sunless Tanning Spray is a liquid self tanner with a fast drying formula that dries in less than five minutes, just like the foam. It works with most skin tones to Gillian Maffeo | Staff Writer Pharmacies and your local Wal-Mart have a wide selection of tanning products easily available and readily accessible. give you that golden, natural color that isnвЂ™t orange or streaky. The spray can be applied at any angle to help reach tough spots. Coppertone Endless Summer Sunless Tanning lotion brings out a good bronze on any type of skin color. ItвЂ™s a dual-chambered lotion that blends a tanning protein accelerator and an Alpha Hydroxy lotion to guarantee that you are left with a deep and natural color. It comes in multiple shades at only $10.99 a bottle, but beware of staining your clothes with it, because itвЂ™s hard to come out! LancГґme Flash Bronzer Self Tanning Body Spray is a liquid self tanner that creates a rapid and streakless tan. But it takes an hour for the color to show, even with sun exposure. It contains 100% Botanically Pure Vitamin E, delivered by a patented Nanocapsule technology that defends against environmental causes of early skin aging. It also has a gentle hydroxy acid that makes the tan even with a totally natural color result. Au Courant Sunless Tanning Spray is a liquid that creates a 100% even and natural toned tan. It is also offered in many shades. If you use this product with a lotion before applying it, the color will deepen even more. It smells good, doesnвЂ™t streak, and doesnвЂ™t give you that bad brown or orangy color. No-Ad Sunless Tanning Lotion allows you to get a golden tan a couple of hours after application. You donвЂ™t need to spend time in the sun with the self tanner either. It absorbs so quickly that you can even put your clothes on right after use. No-Ad is a convenient gel and lotion formula that is cheap and will give you a great look. Banana Boat Sunless Tanning CrГЁme with Color Indicator is $6.99 and Banana Boat has taken all the work out of this self tanner and making it easy to apply the crГЁme without getting streaks or blotches. It contains a mild henna, which when applied gives the skin a light brown color. This makes it easy to tell if you have applied it correctly on your body. A few minutes later, the brown color fades and you are left with a new bronzed tan that shines right through. Next time youвЂ™re going to a formal, party, social, or just hanging out, and want that nice tan but donвЂ™t have enough time to go tanning, check out these ten products that will make your life a little easier and make you look gorgeous and bronzed for the summer! www2.cedarcrest.edu/crestiad The Crestiad - April 28, 2005 - Page 13 LIFESTYLES Slam Jam makes Cedar Crest вЂњhowlвЂќ Kristian Parchinski Staff Writer This series of original works put together by Cedar Crest students made the audience want to read and write poetry, stand up and sing, or get up and dance. Some listeners were not poets; some were just people who like to listen to poetry recited, and some only came out to see their children or friends perform. Whether they came for the singing, dancing, or poetry, this first ever Slam Jam was all together moving, educational and exciting for everyone. Arranged and directed by Linda Baas, and choreographed by Ellen Doyle, the performance honored National Poetry Month in a diverse Cedar Crest way. The show opened up with the Slam Jam Dance Ensemble performing hip-hop choreography, and dancing to Body MovinвЂ™. The Dance Ensemble included: Devon Caraballo, Fernando Quinones, Tesha Olivas, Dawn Sadler and Angela Romano. This group of talented dancers made audience members want to get up and move around to the hiphop techno style dancing. Even the songs that Sound Design Technician, Julianna Van Harskamp, selected for for when the play started, at intermission, and post show, were songs that you hear everyday on the radio, making it a comfortable atmosphere. Even the everyday street clothes set the mood for a casual setting, along with the urban-like brick wall backdrop and chain link fenced stage set. Bongo drums and strums of the guitar were also played during the show, which had the entire audience feeling involved. Act One consisted of two parts called вЂњIndividualityвЂќ and вЂњFrustration and Anger.вЂќ These specific parts of the play portrayed the ensembleвЂ™s personal feelings on different topics such as poetry, racism, immaturity, trust, politics and how they see themselves, as well as others. Cedar Crest students Karen Babson and Sierra DeMulder performed to Taylor MaliвЂ™s How to Write a Political Poem, and held the entire audienceвЂ™s attention through the back and forth recitation. The Entre Act consisted of the Photo courtesy of Roxanne Amico Poets, performers, dancers and comedians on the set of Slam/Jam: Wanna Hear a Poem? Earthquakes Step Team. It was now their turn to do a little вЂњbody movinвЂ™,вЂќ with their in sync stomps and claps. Then, it was time for вЂњLife Observations with Mel, Jaime and Leni,вЂќ for some comedic relief. Alyssa Bedard, freshman, said, вЂњIвЂ™ve never laughed so hard in my life!вЂќ Seniors Melissa Donigan and Jaime Karpovich spoke about menopause and depression, acting as two old friends from fat camp, in a comedic, entertaining fashion. Leni Johnson had her own skit using a very humorous video she made on her personal discovery of discrimination from an African-AmericanвЂ™s perspective. Act Two consisted of two parts, the first being вЂњLove and Lust.вЂќ The ensembles emotions poured out during these two very moving sequences. There was heartbreak, feel- ings of betrayal, wishes, hopes, and of course, love and lust. Vanessa Taylor Johnson sang along with her guitar to a piece she had written herself, called Your Love. The second part, вЂњAlienation and Unification,вЂќ showcased feelings and views of being alone in the world, but also not being the only person who feels that way. It helped others feel more unified in their thoughts and beliefs. Music was also a main factor of this scene, and Yet Still I Rise, performed by Ana-Kay Rhoden, surprised many as her strong voice and amazing talent emerged through this beautiful song written by Yolanda Adams. This yearвЂ™s theme was Howl, an original poem written by Allen Ginsberg. Freshman Julianne Winters said, вЂњI liked how they used Howl as the overall theme of the show. It did a good job encompassing the entire work.вЂќ Even Cedar Crest faculty members were excited. Michael Donovan, chair of both Business and Math Departments, said, вЂњAll day long they [students] listen to us, and itвЂ™s amazing to hear what they have to say. If you miss it, you will miss something that defines what we do here. Dance, poetry, raw, gritty, and yet uplifting. At times hilarious. Beautiful singing.вЂќ Performances took place on April 14, 15 and 16 at 8:00 p.m., and April 17 at 2:00 p.m. If you missed Slam Jam: Wanna hear a Poem? this year, donвЂ™t fret; you may catch it next year. Hopefully, Slam Jam will become a Cedar Crest tradition for National Poetry Month. International Corner: Study Abroad Programs Christa Hagan Guest Writer When thinking of school, many imagine leaves crunching underneath sneakers, back packs and the droning voices of teachers and professors. However some may have gorgeous images of Crete and Big Ben towering over them or a new and foreign language flooding their ears. Study abroad has become more and more popular option to discover a culture and country through learning. Often, colleges have some sort of program which allows their students to travel to other countries to study, learn and experience education in a way they never would have been able to do while sitting in their regular classroom. Two Cedar Crest students, Iva Tchomakova and Emily Pulham are among the many who are jumping on the foreign learnerвЂ™s band wagon. Tchomakova is senior communications major who had the opportunity to study in Greece over the summer between her sophomore and junior years. The month she spent there she described as вЂњamazing.вЂќ When in Greece she took economics, conflict management, political science and philosophy. Tchomakova said that it was completely possible to take those courses here, but taking them in Greece offered her something completely different. вЂњIn Greece, most of able. Iva Tchomakova| Lifestyles Editor The Greek Island of Crete, famous for its myths, legends and hospitable folks my professors were pretty conservative, which was an interesting contrast to the fairly liberal professors we have here.вЂќ She commented that having the difference allowed her to see a new point of view and introduced her to different ideas. When asked what her favorite thing about her study abroad experience, a smile spread over her face and an affirmed answer of вЂњexperiencing a different culture in an atmosphere of young people all on their ownвЂќ escaped her lips. The whole experience was different, sunshine all the time, no rain, a beautiful island with plenty to do and a different language. When speaking about the language, Tchomakova said that most people there spoke English, but some вЂњeither refused to speak it or they could not speak it.вЂќ Being the people person Tchomakova is, she met and hung out with a lot of different people. Keeping in contact with friends can be difficult but she said that it is easier for her when she returns to her home in Bulgaria. Tchomakova strongly recommended studying abroad on the basis that it gives students a chance to meet a lot of new people and to be in new situations they would never be in. In her case, there were also several merit based scholarships avail- Pulham is a freshman who just transferred to Cedar Crest in January. She left her hometown of Allentown, Pennsylvania to study in England for two months before returning back and enrolling at Cedar Crest. Her father is from London, so England was not a strange land to Pulham, who often vacationed there. She describes it as her вЂњfavorite place in the world.вЂќ Originally, she chose to go to London over a school in the States, because after spending all her life wanting to live there she figured just graduating from high school, embarking on a journey of higher education was the perfect time. She knew she wanted to study art, and there was a huge difference between the school she studied at in England and most art schools in the United States. While she would normally have to undertake art along with math, science and English, in England this was not the case. From nine oвЂ™clock in the morning until four she studied art. She said that was different because instead of being the treat of her day as it is here, it ends up being her entire day. When asked if it was difficult to come back here, she admitted that it was, and that she missed her friends in England horribly. When asked about language differences Pulham laughs. Tchomakova had a slight barrier at the times, but for Pulham it was dialect. www2.cedarcrest.edu/crestiad The Crestiad - April 28, 2005 - Page 14 SPORTS First CCC IronWoman competition a success Corinne Tartaglia IronWoman individual winners Angela Vialotti (third place, 20:22); Renee Crane (second place, 19:53) and Katie Brown (first place, 18:10). Corinne Tartaglia Steph Nowartowski cheers on her Bio Babes teammate Teresa Yax. Jennifer Woytach | Sports Editor Corinne Tartaglia Individual racers Todd Greb and Lauren Stewart bike three miles in the Fitness Center. Colleen Ford kept track of times throughout the evening. Corinne Tartaglia Steph Nowartowski swam the 150 meters in the Rodale Aquatic Center for fourth place team finishers, the Bio Babes. Nowatarski, like all of the other competitors, had been training for her part of the triathlon for the past several weeks. Finishers Brett Rackoff (our highest-finishing male and reigning IronMan) Todd Greb Lynn Faryniak Lauren Stewart Dr. Carol Pulham Winners in the team catagory 1. The Killers (Ziegler, Stefani, Skinner) 14:02 2. Chem Femmes (Landou, Ellery, Mohr) 16:08 3. Team Tri It (Rowlands, Bechtel, Donohue) 17:12 Finishing teams Bio Babes (Nowartowski, Yax, Rosch) Swing Kids (Scannavino, Teodecki, Otte) Golden Apples (Kulakowski, Saul, D. O'Neill) Procrastinators (Wiragh, Howanitz, Jones) Dynamic Trio (Laffey, Hall, Shaffer) Iron Maidens (Goss, Hashagen, Thornburg) Falcons results through April 25 Lacrosse Softball 4/16 v. Eastern* 18-3 L 4/15 v. Marywood (DH)* 23-11, 6-3 LL 4/18 v. Immaculata* 18-9 W 4/20 v. Arcadia* 17-16 W 4/16 v. Immaculata (DH)* 8-2, 1-9 LW 4/20 v. Chestnut Hill 20-5 W 4/22 v. Cabrini (DH)* 8-0, 8-0 LL 4/25 v. Alvernia (DH)* 8-7, 7-0 LL *indicates PAC contest www2.cedarcrest.edu/crestiad The Crestiad - April 28, 2005 - Page 15 SPORTS Lacrosse wraps up season with exhilarating win Linda Misiura Photo Editor In a season full of ups and downs, the Falcons lacrosse team ended on a high note winning the last game of the season against Arcadia. вЂњIt was the most amazing gameвЂ”not only because we won, but because we played intensely as a team,вЂќ said Melissa Gasparovic. She wasnвЂ™t the only one who felt the exhilaration on the field that day. Senior Bri OвЂ™Neill said her favorite moment of the season was вЂњscoring the game winning goal in the last game against Arcadia. Our whole team worked so hard this season, it was great to go out with a big win like that.вЂќ The game was full of excitement to the very end, when the scoreboard stopped working. вЂњAll of the coaches and fans were screaming different times and scores, so we really had no idea,вЂќ said senior Courtney Lomax. вЂњWhen we realized the score was tied, we just brought it together as a team. We wanted to winвЂ¦we needed to win.вЂќ Lomax, who will be graduating in May, has played for the Falcons for the past four seasons, and felt pride for her team after the game. вЂњI know this sounds weird, but I could feel my heart soar. I was so proud of us. I was proud to walk off as a member of Falcon lacrosse.вЂќ At the team wrap up on Monday, Coach Kelly McCloskey thanked the girls for all of their hard work and dedication in the past season, encouraging them all to play again next year. вЂњThis was probably my favorite season,вЂќ McCloskey said. вЂњWe should have won some games that we didnвЂ™t, but it was enjoyable and each and every one of you contributed something to the team. ThatвЂ™s what matters.вЂќ Offensive player Kirsten Gustafson agreed with McCloskey on one point: вЂњIt was just a great season whether we won or lost,вЂќ Gustafson said. Another high point of the season was the game against Chestnut Hill. вЂњOur offense was literally unstoppable,вЂќ said OвЂ™Neill. вЂњIt was so fun when everything we had been practicing finally came together.вЂќ There will be four seniors leaving the team this year, girls who played key positions and held the team together: Courtney Lomax, Bri OвЂ™Neill, Rachel Lightfoot, and Corinne Campbell. They all agree that they will definitely miss being a part of the team next year. вЂњI couldn't have asked for a better group of girls to share my last season with,вЂќ said Lightfoot. Lomax agreed, although she admits there are things she wonвЂ™t miss: вЂњCanвЂ™t say IвЂ™ll miss 6 a.m. practice too much, or Kelly saying вЂ�get on the end line and put your sticks down.вЂќ Linda Misiura | Photo Editor Seniors Courtney Lomax, Bri OвЂ™Neill, Corinne Campbell, and Rachel Lightfoot share a hug in front of the goal. But though the seniors will be leaving, both Lomax and OвЂ™Neill plan on coming back to see some games next spring. Softball looks forward to strong team next year Andrea Zajac Staff Writer This week the Cedar Crest Softball team officially ended their season, but will have a lot to look forward to for next year. The season started with a very positive outlook, and even though they had to face some hardships they still managed to hang on to that attitude. Some of the not so pleasant things the Falcons had to deal with were not having a home field and filling a vacant pitching position. The expectations of the season may not have played out like the softball team would have liked, but they still stuck together as a team. Sometimes that is more important than a winning record. вЂњThe team did well with the various circumstances we had to deal with this season. It was a tough season overall, but I believe we did as well as we could with the current situation we were in,вЂќ Jess Serfass, Senior Softball Captain, said. вЂњWe definitely have come together as teammates and more so friends.вЂќ Forging friendships wasnвЂ™t the only highlight of the season for the Falcons. вЂњI think the best moment was against Misericordia when we went ahead of them in the first inning. We ended up playing probably the best game of the season against them,вЂќ Stef Harrington, Junior Softball Captain, said. вЂњAnother would have been the comeback from 10 runs down in the first against St. ElizabethвЂ™s.вЂќ The best moments of the season stand out for the players, but that doesnвЂ™t mean things could have gone differently for the Falcons. In softball, the leading position is a pitcher something the team had a tough time with, not to mention the field situation. вЂњI wish we had more experience at the pitching position,вЂќ Harrington said. вЂњWe had three first time pitchers out there and they did the best they could.вЂќ Play Rugby! By now, everyone should be aware that the softball field wasnвЂ™t ready for the team this year, but this was something that hit even harder for the players themselves. вЂњThe field problem made our season a little more hectic than it usually is so by having a stable home field would have made everyone feel a little more at home,вЂќ Serfass said. However many ups and downs the Falcons faced, this season it isnвЂ™t over yet. Next year presents a new opportunity for the softball team to take a whack at it again. It is just another chance for them to bring their high expectations to the plate. вЂњNext year I look forward to the incoming pitchers and the maturing of the young team that we had this year,вЂќ Harrington said. вЂњWith only two graduating seniors this year we keep the core of the team. Combined with a new field and new players, next year should be a great competitive season. I canвЂ™t wait!вЂќ Linda Misiura | Photo Editor Softball seniors Megan Kees and Jess Serfass. HALL OLYMPIC STANDINGS As of press time, Moortis was dominating the 2005 Hall Olympics with 326 points! Last year's champions Steinbright Stallions had 195 points and The Butz Bears had 180. Lehigh Valley Rugby Football Club Men and Women's Teams Steinbright scored 65 points to take first place in Badminton on Tuesday, while second place Butz scored 47 and Moortis 45. In the second event, floor hockey, Moortis dominated with 91 points; Steinbright had 60, and Butz 39. Moortis Tortises received first place in Tug of War and Relays, Indoor Soccer, and the Swimming Relays with 45, 92, and 53 points, respectively. Contact us at www.lvrugby.com The Bears earned 30 points for Tug of War, 24 for Soccer, and 40 for Swimming. The Stallions received 20 for Tug of War, 33 for Soccer, and 17 for Swimming. www2.cedarcrest.edu/crestiad The Crestiad - April 28, 2005 - Page 16 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WORKS Senior Art Exhibition Brittany Wolverton and Lisa Stewart Now through May 14, this exhibition, which features our very own classmates, is open in Tompkins Gallery. The artists include: Patricia Cilwik Felix L. Cruz Stacy Pletz-Teresavage Lisa Stewart Rose Strong Emily Truax Vanessa J. Villaverde Brittany Wolverton Blair Zimnoch FINE FUSION CUISINE CASUAL ELEGANCE В‹ В‹ ECLECTIC MARTINI BAR EXQUISITE WINES Make reservations nowвЂ”and let your parents pick up the tab one last time! There are 3,501 Reasons to love Grille 3501 MINUTES FROM CEDAR CREST COLLEGE В‹ 3501 BROADWAY WEST OF CEDAR CREST BLVD В‹ BETWEEN HAMILTON & TILGHMAN www2.cedarcrest.edu/crestiad The Crestiad - April 28, 2005 - Page 17 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Bet you didnвЂ™t know... Meet Dr. Charles McAnall, Music professor here at Cedar Crest TC: Do you have a favorite book and what is it? CM: Not really, it changes depending upon the book I am reading at the time. Jessica Smith Staff Writer The Crestiad: Where did you attend college? Charles McAnall: I attended undergraduate at Oberlin College, Conservatory of Music. I also attended University Theological Seminary, Julliard, and New York University. TC: As a music teacher, what kind of music do you listen to in the car? CM: It changes depending upon the traffic and my mood. I cannot listen to heavy rock in heavy traffic. TC: Have you always wanted to be involved with music? CM: Yes, I always wanted to be involved in the arts. TC: Who do you think would make a great president come 2008? CM: Honestly, Bill Moyers is extremely intelligent. He is a television journalist for PBS. He is culturally and socially aware. TC: How long have you been here at Cedar Crest? CM: I have been here since 1966. TC: Do you enjoy teaching here at Cedar Crest, and it being mostly a female population? CM: I always have thoroughly enjoyed teaching here. I have had offers to move but I feel that I have a better impact teaching here. There is a major decline in this country in the interest of culture. By teaching women, I feel that I am indirectly influencing the future leaders of our country - their children. TC: Do you have any regrets about the music program here? CM: No. Since I have been here so long, I have a lot of influence in the program and how it is run. TC: Do you have any hobbies or special talents? CM: I love gardening. TC: If you could have dinner with any three TC: If you could change something here at Cedar Crest, what would it be? CM: Improve the college-wide art requirements. Jessica Smith | Staff Writer Dr. Charles McAnall has been with Cedar Crest College for almost four decades! people throughout the world, living or dead, who would it be? CM: Stravinsky, Picasso, and I would love to have dinner with my parents. TC: If there was one lesson you want your students to never forget, what would it be? CM: Art is important and it affects your everyday life. TC: How do you feel about reality television? CM: It isnвЂ™t real. TC: How do you feel about the loss of music programs in public schools? CM: A travesty. The state and federal government need to enforce education requirements. TC: What quality in a teacher is most important do you think? CM: Teachers need to be well versed in their discipline, but they also need to have a wide range of knowledge outside their subject. So many teachers and professionals stay inside their discipline and they find themselves bored with their job years down the road. People should not be afraid to branch and and indulge their interests. 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University 39 Executive director 60 Invent 44 Licensed practical 62 Cell stuff nurse 64 Receive 45 Spoil 66 That (possessive) 46 Rolled chocolate 68 Electroencephalograph candy brand (abbr.) 47 Males 49 Should 51 Served uncooked Jillian Dawson A&E Editor WB stars get hitched, RapperвЂ™s accident in NYC, Reality television show for Fred, and passing down Chitter Chat! ItвЂ™s a beautiful time of year right now. The flowers are blooming, the weather is warm, and happiness seems to be floating through the air. What a wonderful time to get married. Well, at least some celebs think so! Chad Michael Murray, the cutie from One Tree Hill and A Cinderella Story, is off the market. He and WB co-star, Sophia Bush, married this April at the Casa del Mar Hotel in Santa Monica, California. Alan Thicke, one of AmericaвЂ™s favorite television dads, will tie the knot for the third time. He and Tanya Callau plan to have the ceremony in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. But not everyone in Hollywood these days are love birds... Las Vegas star James Caan and his wife Linda are calling it splits after nine years of marriage. The couple has pledged to stay close friends and great parents to their two children вЂ“ James Jr., 9, and Jacob, 6. In other divorce news, GreyвЂ™s Anatomy star Sandra Oh has filed for divorce from her Sideways directing husband, Alexander Payne. DMX was arrested for driving with a suspended license in early April. It seems as though the rapper was the cause for a major New York City car crash involving two police officers and another driver. No one was hurt. Apparently, the latest trend for celebrities is developing their own reality television shows. We have Cameron DiazвЂ™s on MTV, Britney SpearsвЂ™ with her new hubby, and of course Paris Hilton and Nicole RichieвЂ™s The Simple Life. Now Fred Durst, the frontman of Limp Bizkit, is jumping on the bandwagon. His show, tentatively titled My Life With Fred Durst, will be a one-hour talk show/reality show. What a combo, I know! вЂњI just want to have a spontaneous platform to have good conversations with people, who arenвЂ™t necessarily on the show to sell a movie or product. IвЂ™m not interested in being controversial and pushing envelopes,вЂќ he told Vanity. Well folks, this will be my last Chitter Chat here at Cedar Crest College. ItвЂ™s now time for me to graduate, and possibly pass around more gossip as I go about my travels. This column has been one of my favorite creations, and I have decided to pass it down to Nicole Rubertelli, an awesome and gossip savvy writer! IвЂ™m sure sheвЂ™ll give you your fill of celebrity sticky situations, love matches, and breakups. Have a great summer everyone! ItвЂ™s been fun! Passing the вЂ�torchвЂ™ down to Nicole 17 18 19 21 23 24 26 28 30 31 34 36 40 Spoiled North American nation LawyerвЂ™s title Holy cup SunвЂ™s name Paper towel brand Fruit Extra-sensory percep tion Type of wood Tender loving care Discs Often poetically Escudo Road Collar attachment Type of dressing Light Complain Tired Great Glass Fuel Chitter Chat www2.cedarcrest.edu/crestiad The Crestiad - April 28, 2005 - Page 18 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT The Sound Booth Bring on finals week! Ray LaMontagne can sooth the nerves of even us college students! Jillian Dawson A&E Editor вЂњSometimes I swear it feels like this worry is my only friend,вЂќ sings Ray LaMontagne on track one of his debut album, вЂњTrouble.вЂќ But even though many of his lyrics evoke hardships and desperation, he erases his listenersвЂ™ worries with his incredible and soothing voice. If you were to close your eyes and take in LaMontagneвЂ™s set of pipes, you would find his voice to be a mixture between Van Morrison, a tad of Otis Redding, and a small splash of Chris Robinson from the Black Crows. Growing up as a loner everywhere from Utah to New Hampshire, LaMontagne found him- self trouble behind every door that he opened. But one morning, as his alarm clock sounded him to wake up for work, he had an epiphany. He was to be a singer. вЂњSo I quit my job. I knew I wanted to sing, which was really crazy, because I never even talked to anybody. I just had this feeling that it was somewhere inside me, and I had to find it and let it out,вЂќ said the thirty- something year-old singer to his major record label, RCA Records. His album is packed with ten songs that fall between contemporary folk and blues, and is one of those albums you can listen to when you want to relieve a stressed soul, or if you need something relaxing to fall asleep to. Also, if youвЂ™re a fan of Nickel Creek, Sarah Watkins is featured (vocals and fiddle) on track sevenвЂ™s вЂњHannah,вЂќ and track tenвЂ™s вЂњAll the Wild Horses.вЂќ The only downfall of this album, which was released in September, is that come track five or six, the songs begin to sound repetitive. But of course, LaMontagne can only grow from here. With his track вЂњTrouble,вЂќ which was featured in the Amanda Peet, Ashton Kutcher movie вЂњA Lot Like Love,вЂќ and a recent performance on вЂњThe Late Show with David Letterman,вЂќ LaMontagne seems to be on the road to stardom. AIf you want to find out more about Ray LaMontagne, or to listen to more of his music, check out: www.raylamontagne.com Happenings Around Town Musik in the Valley: 2005 festival sure to be an exciting summer event! Jennifer Kumetz Staff Writer Looking for some great concerts to attend this summer? Check out Musikfest in Bethlehem, PA. This music festival, which began in 1984, has been drawing crowds year after year with performers, art, vendors, and food for everyoneвЂ™s tastes. Held this year from August 5 through 1 4 , 2 0 0 5 вЂ™ s Musikfest features performers from a variety of styles. This ten day event consists of 13 different stages, both indoor and outdoor, many of which are free. The 2005 theme is вЂњThe Spirit of Music.вЂќ Over 300 musicians will be showcased throughout the day and night. Some bands to look for include the Steve Miller Band, Donna Summer, George Thorogood and The Destroyers, REO Speedwagon, and returning artists The Beach Boys and Clay Aiken. Ticket prices are reasonable ranging for most shows between 15 and 40 dollars depending on whether you want seats or lawn tickets. They went on sale to the public on April 20 and can be purchased through thefest.org website. These Musikfest performances will be held in RiverPlace, which is one of the few areas for which tickets must be purchased; all other performances are free. The festival is broken down into 19 different вЂњplatzвЂќ areas depending on what type of music and merchandise is there. They are all located in Historic Bethlehem down to the Monocacy Creek. You can visit Handwerkplatz to check out handmade crafts, artwork, and wares, not to mention food. Americaplatz showcases music including rock, big band, blues and funk and will be the site for the Star of Bethlehem competition to be held on August 11 to find the most talented individual or band in the Lehigh Valley. Plaza Tropical focuses on cultural music including Latin and African music and dance. KNBT Banana Island offers families and children opportunities to make crafts and listen to childrenвЂ™s music. Also, Main Street is closed to traffic so pedestrians can meander through the street side vendors for food, art, or leisurely shopping. All platzвЂ™s are open from 12 noon to 11p.m. Alcohol vendors may serve until 10:30p.m and ticket booths (you need tickets to purchase any food or beverages) will be open until 10:45p.m. Parking is available in city lots for an average of ten dollars per day, but a вЂњShuttleplatzвЂќ service is available to those parking for free in three different lots including the Lehigh Shopping Center at Club Avenue and Union Boulevard. This service costs 3 dollars for adults. Shows go on rain or shine (and it usually rains at least one day), unless there is lightening involved. So if youвЂ™re ready to hear some music and try some great ethnic cuisines in the process, or are looking for a piece of handmade jewelry or artwork, make a trip to Historic Bethlehem to spend a day at the festival. Pack your umbrella, a few dollars, and your Musikfest mug to enjoy local and international performers alike. Leisurely Reading S t r o k e o f M i d n i g h t brings three sassy stories together Jillian Dawson A&E Editor Ah, finals week. ItвЂ™s seven days full of sleepless nights, stressful tests, and the occasional clammy hand syndrome. So, to get away from the anxiety, how about taking a breather by relaxing with a book filled with fluffy romantic stories. It might be the perfect substitute to your Chemistry text! вЂњStroke of MidnightвЂќ is a compilation of three short stories, all written by individual authors. The first steamy story by New York Times bestselling author, Carly Phillips, is titled вЂњMidnight Angel.вЂќ The plot revolves around two high school sweethearts, Dylan North and Holly Evans, who abruptly broke up after graduation when Dylan decided to move to California to become HollywoodвЂ™s newest heartthrob. Now, over a decade later Dylan comes back to his hometown in New England to win back the love of his small town ex-girlfriend. To get a better feel as to what this short work is about, Phillips has admitted she got the inspiration to write вЂњMidnight AngelвЂќ after seeing the teen flick вЂњWin a Date with Tad Hamilton.вЂќ The second story, written by Janelle Denison, is вЂњMeet Me at Midnight.вЂќ It deals with two best friends who have been crushing on one another for years, but they havenвЂ™t said anything. You know, the old вЂњI donвЂ™t want to ruin our friendshipвЂќ thing. But pizzeria owner Shane Witmer and his professional buyer best friend, Alyssa Harte, find themselves flirting over coffee, вЂњTwilight ZoneвЂќ marathons, and the ever so popular technology of instant messenger. At the stroke of midnight on New YearвЂ™s Eve, the two finally see if the spark between them will cause a fire. But will it ruin their friendship? The final story, вЂњMine at Midnight,вЂќ is written by USA Today bestselling author Jacquie DвЂ™Alessandro. The main characters are Merrie Langston, whoвЂ™s a spunky and vibrant party planner, and her dull, yet handsome, accountant Tom Farrell. The two are complete opposites, but when Tom has to fill in to play Santa on short notice for one of her parties, love is in the air! But itвЂ™s not always smooth sailing and cookie baking for these two. Read on to see if opposites attract! B www2.cedarcrest.edu/crestiad The Crestiad - April 28, 2005 - Page 19 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Reel Reviews Star Wars Episode III-Revenge of the Sith Small Screen Debuts S i d e w a y s : Does it live up to the hype? Nicole Rubertelli Staff Writer Megan Ammons Staff Writer Summer Break Special 1/2 - Month FREE - Climate Controlled Space Individual Door Alarms Keypad Access 7 - Days/ Week 20 Video Surveillance Cameras We Sell Locks, Boxed, Tape, Etc Starring: Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh Rated: R Duration: 123 minutes answers as well as the plot, at times, seems never-ending. This film was given great reviews and Oscar nods, but it seems hard to understand why. There are some humorous moments thrown in with all of the drama, which help the film greatly, but overall it is a little dry and very slow-paced. It has the potential to be an interesting slice of life from two drastically different male perspectives, but unfortunately never quite makes it off the ground. C+ FEATURED ADVERTISER The long wait is almost over, as the premier of the final Star Wars episode draws closer. This episode will tie up all the loose ends in the Star Wars story. Many fans canвЂ™t wait to see this movie as it has been subject to some very big hype. Episode III is advertised as the darkest episode and for having the most serious storyline. If you know the plot of this movie, you know that this darkness has to occur in order to show how Anakin Skywalker becomes Darth Vader. Something exciting to look forward to in the movie will be the introduction of a new character, General Grievous, who is an alien within a droid shell. When you see the movie youвЂ™ll get to see what trouble he will cause. On the Jedi side, Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) passes his вЂњStar Wars mulletвЂќ on to Anakin (Hayden Christensen) and Obi-Wan starts to look more like his ghost. Also look for the Wookiees, as you will see their home planet and find out how ChewbaccaвЂ™s allegiance with the Jedi came about. One thing that you know is that Padame will become pregnant and give birth to her and AnakinвЂ™s children, Luke and Leia. Gina Vargas, a Cedar Crest student wonders, вЂњHow will they show the birth of Luke and Leia and what decisions were made that decided how the two were separated?вЂќ It makes you wonder what will happen to Padame, as she obviously cannot die from childbirth. This is so because in the old trilogy Leia told Luke about a faint memory that she had of their mother. Another question on peopleвЂ™s minds is, вЂњwhy is it that Leia has memories of Padame, and Luke does not?вЂќ I think perhaps this had to do with the separation of the children. Of course the most common question is вЂњHow will Anakin turn to the dark side?вЂќ But unless you watch spoilers on the Internet, youвЂ™ll just have to wait until May 19th to answer that. In this movie, youвЂ™ll see both new and your favorite old characters. Working for the Republic, Yoda (no shocker there), Bail Organa (Jimmy Smits), Mace Windu (Samuel Jackson), Owen and Beru Lars, and Mon Mothma (Genevieve OвЂ™Reilly), all will make an appearance in the film. Those on the dark sidelike, Grand Moff Tarkin (Wayne Pygram), Chancellor Palpatine/ The Emperor (Ian McDiarmid), Count Dooku (Christopher Lee), General Grievous, and even Jar Jar Binks made it to the list. Of course R2D2 and his sidekick C3-PO will be there, for their last performance. This time, though, C3-PO (Anthony Daniels) gets a shiny gold exterior unlike the dull ones he has had before. Surprisingly it stayed shiny despite the many falls Daniels had on the set. Since thereвЂ™s so much hype over the movie, I went around asking students and staff who their favorite Star Wars character is. This is what I got. Sophomore Ebony Pardo, Neuroscience major, said her favorite is вЂњLittle Anakin Skywalker; he was so cute!вЂќ Not all share that view. David Raker, Instructor of Chemistry, said his favorite is вЂњDarth Vader/ Anakin Skywalker; he has the red lightsaber of course.вЂќ Personally I like the droids better, mainly C3-PO; what is better than a robot with a British accent? The biggest question is вЂњAre you excited to see Episode III?вЂќ Pardo said вЂњABSOLUTELY!вЂќ when asked. VargasвЂ™s answer was more discreet. вЂњYes, because the other movies left me hanging.вЂќ No matter if you are a fanatic, fan, or just a general movie lover, all will like Episode III. Fanatics, you will finally get those tiny tidbits that no one else will even notice within the movie. As for the fans, this movie will finish up the Star Wars story. As for the general movie lover, the animation and special effects were the most worked on for the movie. Plus, if you really like fighting, blood and guts, and good verses evil then Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is something youвЂ™ll enjoy. вЂњShe has the best palate of any woman IвЂ™ve ever known.вЂќ вЂ“Miles Raymond (Paul Giamatti) In the film Sideways, directed by Alexander Payne, Paul Giamatti plays Miles Raymond, a down-on-his-luck writer and wine connoisseur. Miles sets out to take his close friend Jack (Thomas Haden Church) to CaliforniaвЂ™s wine country for their last big outing before Jack gets married. Miles is there to drink and savor varieties of wine while Jack is there to find one last fling before he ties the knot. Frustration ensues as Miles finds himself attracted to a lovely waitress named Maya (Virginia Madsen), while still coping with his two-yearold divorce from a woman he just cannot seem to get over. Jack on the other hand has no trouble finding temporary вЂњloveвЂќ in a wine merchant named Stephanie (Sandra Oh), a friend of MayaвЂ™s. As the story continues, Jack feels that he is falling for Stephanie and becomes torn between his new love and the woman he is set to marry in mere days. Miles muddles through with Maya, sometimes turning awkward moments into scenes that are almost painful to watch. Things do start to improve for Miles, until he slips up when talking to Maya and the information about the pending wedding is released. Will both their relationships be over? Will life work itself out, or is Miles destined to be alone forever? There are answers to these questions in the remainder of the film. However, it is necessary to mention that the suspense of the The Crestiad - April 28, 2005 - Page 20 www2.cedarcrest.edu/crestiad ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Concert Review Tori Amos Beth Coulter Staff Writer вЂњThis is a very grown-up place,вЂќ Tori Amos said during her concert at the Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, on April 11. вЂњAnd itвЂ™s very nice to be grown-up.вЂќ Indeed, it was a very grown-up concert. Amos, alone with her Bosendorfer Grand Piano, two organs and a synthesizer, played 15 of her own songs and three covers in the hour and a half long concert. As usual, prior to the soundcheck, Amos did a вЂњmeet and greetвЂќ with her fans. Even though she was behind a locked gate, she still spent time with each of the twenty-five or so вЂњToriphilesвЂќ signing books, posters and CDs, connecting with each person she spoke to on an individual level. Amos took the stage a little after 9p.m. in the sold out Verizon Hall. The acoustically perfect space is shaped like the inside of a cello covered in deep rich wood, and is the ultimate venue for the flame-haired songstress. She began with Original Sinsuality from her newest album The Beekeeper, a bluesy piano number with a catchy lyric, вЂњOriginal sin, no I donвЂ™t think soвЂ¦вЂќ followed by the epic closer from her second album, Yes, Anastasia. This tribute to the lost daughter of the last Czar of Russia was a glorious resounding of beautiful chords off the wooden beams of the hall. Amos also pulled out another song from Under the Pink, the rare Space Dog, long an unfulfilled fan request. Tracks from almost every album found a place on stage that night, including Winter, Happy Phantom and Tear in Your Hand from her first solo album, Little Earthquakes. During the вЂњToriвЂ™s Piano BarвЂќ section that marks the half-way point, Bruce SpringsteenвЂ™s Streets of Philadelphia was sung by Amos вЂњfor the very first time!вЂќ followed by Landslide, a beautiful cover of Stevie NicksвЂ™ hit. The final encore consisted of Etienne from her long-lost first album Y KanвЂ™t Tori Read, a haunting ballad with an Irish feel, and Toast from her current CD. вЂњI raise a glass, make a toast, a toast in your honorвЂ¦вЂќ she sang, gesturing to the loyal Toriphiles crowded at the foot of the stage. Like every great performer, she left them wanting more. Tori Amos will return to the United States this summer after a European and Australian tour. She will perform with her band, Matt Chamberlain on drums and Jon Evens on bass. You can keep up with the latest Tori Amos news at: вЂњA Dent in the Tori Amos UniverseвЂќ at http://thedent.com HOROSCOPES SALOMES'S STARS Week of May 1, 2005 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A problem in getting a workplace project up and moving might upset the Lamb, who likes things done on time. But be patient. The delay could turn out to be a blessing in disguise. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your instincts are usually on the mark, so if you feel uneasy about being asked for advice on a certain matter, it's probably a good idea that you opt not to comply with the request. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might have two minds about a proposed change (which often happens with the Twins), but once all the facts are in, you'll be able to make a definitive decision. Good luck. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The Crab's frugal aspect dominates, so while you might be reluctant to pay for technical repairs, the time you save in getting things back on track could be well worth the expense. LEO (July 23 to August 22) While you Leos and Leonas continue to concentrate on doing well in your workrelated ventures this week, consider reserving the weekend for sharing good times with family and friends. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) This is a good week to take stock of the important personal, professional or familial relationships in your life and see where you might need to do some intense shoring up. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Your sense of justice makes you the likely person to help deal with a work- or family-related grievance. But you need to have any doubts about anyone's true agenda resolved first. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21)The Scorpio passion for getting things done right and on time might rankle some folks. Never mind them. Others will be impressed, and they're the ones you want in your corner. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Finances could be a mite tight this week. And, while things will ease up soon enough, you savvy Sagittarians will want to keep a prudent eye on your expenses at this time. Left: Tori Amos performing live. Top right: Eager fans trying to get a glimpse of Amos during her Meet and Greet. Bottom right: Tori and her bodyguard at the Meet and Greet April 11. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Although a technical malfunction could cause a temporary delay in getting things up and running, you could use the time to recheck your operation and make changes where necessary. Pictures by Beth Coulter Article picture: Courtesy of Epic/Sony Records Send Love to Your Favorite Senior Put a special message to your favorite senior in our commemorative issue of The Crestiad. Your message will run in our last issue, May 5. Submissions (message and or photo) are due by April 28, 2005 to the Crestiad office. Please include your message and or photo and payment in a secure envelope and drop off at The Crestiad office or in campus mail. Prices: $8/ 30 words for non-students (parents, family, etc...) $6/30 words for students An extra charge of $2 to run a photo with your message. Issues will be available at the May 14th graduation ceremony. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) You might find it difficult to resist making a snap judgment about a colleague's behavior. But stick with your usual way of assessing situations and wait for the facts to come out. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Asking for help with a family situation might be the wisest course to take right now. Just be sure you turn to someone you can trust to do and say the right thing for the right reasons. (c) 2004 King Features Synd., Inc.