Zias Win Season Opener

Zias win first of Season
J.T.Keith
Senior Tori Northcutt, said, “No How, No Way, Not Today,” as she asserted her will in the last minutes of a tightly contested game, that went back in forth until the final seconds as the Zias held on to win 100-96, over Oklahoma Panhandle State; The victory was the first for Coach Lindsey Wilson.
Northcutt’s presence was felt in the final minutes as she scored 12 points on 2-of 5 shootings from the field, going 7-of 8 from the free-throw line.
Defensively with the game on the line, Northcutt came up big, with four steals, nine defense rebounds and a key bock shot with 30 seconds left in the game. Northcutt said, “I wanted to get that win. We wanted to stop them from scoring. This is my last chance, and I want to go all out, for the seniors. We want to be the best team in the LCS, and I want us to go to the tournament.”
Senior forward Precious Herrin is making a strong case to become an All-American this year, scored a career-high 34 points as she continues to be unstoppable in the low post. Herrin shot 16-of-22 from the field and had 5 block shots. I was open and my teammates found me,” said Herrin. “It was tough but we played hard.”
OPSU turned the game into a nail biter with a full-court press and a trapping defense, which sometimes saw three defenders on one person, forcing the Zias into 34 turnovers for the game.
The Aggies were led in scoring by Teenie Kent with 23 points and Sophomore Camille Washington with 18. I have to give Eastern a lot of credit.” OPSU coach Brad Vanden Boogaard said. I also want to commend Eastern fans; they made all the difference in this game for knowing when to cheer, very impressive.” The Aggies (0-2) took a 33-23 lead with nine minutes left in the first half with the help of back-to-back 3-pointers.
Senior Hannah Altheide added 14 points and had 9 assist, as the Zias moved to (1-1) on the season. “It wasn’t pretty, but we found a way to win. They did not play a typical style of defense, so we knew we’d get a lot of opportunities to score, Wilson said.
The last time the Zias scored 100 points was a 101-58 win against Cameron University in 1993.
The Zias broke the record for combined points in a game, 107-87 loss to Colorado College on Feb. 1, 1980.
Northcutt is 22 assists short of becoming ENMU’s all-time leader

Eastern Wins Blowout

Hounds win Blowout
J.T. Keith
Eastern New Mexico University’s Men’s basketball team enjoyed home cooking as they blew out Oklahoma Panhandle State 107-75. The Hound’s shot 54 percent from the three-point line, as Senior Stefan Mirabal led the way shooting 6-of 10 from the three-point line to pace the Greyhounds in scoring with 22 points.
Greyhound coach Andrew Helton said, “Reggie Nelson is probably our best perimeter defender, which is a huge thing. We got some minutes off the bench from Kyle Lantz, who was 4-of 5 from the field. We were looking forward to getting some minutes for some of the guys who work hard every day in practice.
The Hounds forced OPSUs into 20 turnovers converting those turnovers into 33 points, as Aaron Edward threw down a crowd-pleasing dunk to give the Hounds a 61-35 leads with 19:08 in the second half, in which the Aggies could never recover.
Coach Helton said, “We are a little more athletic at certain spots than last year, and we’re a little
deeper.”
Senior guard Stefan Mirabal said, “As a shooter you have to have a short-term memory, earlier in the game I wasn’t in a rhythm, but as the game went along. I got more confidence, and my shot started to feel better. Coach always tells me to shoot if I have an open shot.
This year we need extra possessions to win games. This year we are just a lot bigger and a lot deeper on the bench. Coach, brought back our point guard Reggie Nelson from two years ago, who has added an extra spark for us. Point guard Devone Davis comes off the bench, had 8 assist tonight in only 18 minutes of playing. We feel real disrespected to be picked fifth in the LCS.
We will show them.”
Aggies coach Jerry Olsen said, “They were really good, and we were really bad and that’s a bad combination. Coach Helton did a good job of scouting us; they shot the ball really well. ENMU took us out of a lot of things. I just thought Helton did really well; they were so ready for us. We tried to come out in a triangle two, but they kept getting second and third shots, so we had to get out of it.”

International Flag Parade

By: Cale Bloskas

USAF Woodwind Concert


photo by: kara bratcher

Ribaudo Says Goodbye

Interview by: J.T. Keith

Chase Reporter J.T. Keith called former Eastern head coach Mark Ribaudo, Friday for an interview. In open letter here is what he had to say.
I love those kids more than anything in the world. Not just football, I mean all of them. I got to perform in the theater, in my fifteen years here. I got to conduct the band; I’m an honorary member of the band fraternity, absolutely the greatest. I love those kids. I love my colleagues, the Deans; the Deans are some of my best friends.
Some of the professors like, Doc Elder, Patrice Caldwell, Manny Verilla, the College of Business, are some great, great people and some of my best friends. I love this school. I loved my fifteen years here. This has been some of the greatest years of my life. It’s been fantastic. I have no regrets. I love everybody that’s been involved with it. The only regret that I have is that I couldn’t win more ball games for the players and the students, and not for anybody else.
This year was my seventh year here, and we hadn’t had a winning season, and I really don’t have a leg to stand on. Seven years without a winning season, Holy smokes who has that in the country. The flip side of that is they didn’t do much to help us win here everybody knows that; you wrote that in your first article. They said, Rib, we gave you seven years what more? Really what leg do I have to stand on?
I feel terrible for my assistant coaches. They have to look for jobs, and it’s hard. It’s hard. I wish it didn’t happen. I have sat in their shoes. That hurts me because I coached Draco Miller, Larry Vernado, Todd Wallace; they mean a lot to me. We just had a bad year.
Winning the Spirit of Eastern is the Highest Award I have ever done. I asked President Gamble if Eastern is going to be better without Mark Ribaudo. I’m just heartbroken that it happened; I’ve lived her fifteen years I have poured everything I had into this University. My two kids were born here. I have fallen in love with these kids at Eastern New Mexico University. I wish I could stay but that’s life. I love helping kids and I love helping kids through football, now I’ll have to do that elsewhere.

Simulare Viatae

By: Kara Bratcher

The expression of creativity and imagination, typically in painting or sculpture, is often designed to be viewed and appreciated for their beauty. The Department of Art at ENMU had their opening of their annual Student Juried Exhibition to the public this past Tuesday, Nov. 2nd in Runnels Gallery of the Golden Library.
The theme for this year’s show was Simulare Vitae, coming from the Latin meaning to simulate life.
The exhibit displays various forms of sculptures, drawings, paintings, and animations that were submitted by talented students around the ENMU campus. There were one hundred and six works submitted to be in the exhibition, but only forty-six made it into the final show.
Juror of this year’s show, Jessie Dodington said, “It was a great pleasure to participate in the selection process of this year’s show, Simulare Vitae. I thoroughly enjoyed all of the submissions and would like to thank everyone who entered works for consideration.” She credited her choices for the final show to a number of things, variety being a big part.
Dodington also said, “The artists voices are incredibly distinct and are individual in character. When you bring them together they form another entity. This show is infused with what this year’s students are most keen on expressing one I hope they are all proud of contributing to.”
The Student Juried Exhibition is a great way for the up and coming artists around the campus of ENMU to show off his or her work to other artists and people interested in art.
Other students from ENMU enjoy going to see the work of their fellow peers each year. Alongside the many different forms of media, the student juried show included a best of show, second place, third place and an honorable mention. The winners of the exhibition will not be revealed until the closing reception, in Runnels Gallery, on December 2nd.

Annual Proffessional Music Teachers Conference

By: Matthew Hall

The Professional Music Teachers of New Mexico in company with Music Teachers National Association sponsored the 61ST Annual State Conference at Eastern New Mexico University this past weekend. This conference was a four day event starting on Thursday, Nov. 3. and ended Sunday, Nov. 6
The event was put together by professors of ENMU including Dustin Seifert, Jean Ornellas, John Olsen, Kayla Paulk and Cheryl Pachak-Brooks. The conference consisted of several sub-conferences, competitions and classes.
Friday at 8:00 was when these instructional conferences, competitions and classes started to open for this event’s schedule. Throughout the day there were several classes and other events demonstrating more effective ways of teaching instrumental or vocal techniques to developing, younger artists. Later the evening several piano and vocal competitions took place
To conclude Friday’s evening there was a recital performance by guest artist Dr. Peter Mack on piano. Mack is an Irish pianist, a choral scholar from Trinity College Dublin and also has close ties to the Trinity College London. Mack earned his doctorate in piano performance from the University of Washington. Friday evening he gave not just a great performance, but also a broad performance playing a repertoire of pieces that come from South America to pieces that come from England and France. Each of the fifteen pieces of music had its own purpose and measure. According to Mack, these songs interpret stories of love and beauty mixed with stories of mysticism and optimism.
Mack explained that he used to write his own music, but now “I choose to play other arrangements.” He wants to remind everyone who is in music or who is even remotely interested in music, “To just keep listening and playing because the more you know the more you understand.”
After the concert there were several compliments from the crowd members such as Javier Lopez who said, “I loved it, they were very beautiful pieces and I loved how they were mixed.”
Blain Hunt commented that it was, “Awesome, I appreciated it after the encore, how he played [tribunes] for the military.”
After Friday evening’s great performance other classes and events resumed Saturday at 8:15 a.m. and then at 3:15 p.m. For one of Saturday’s schedule of events Jason Vest conducted a voice master class. “A voice master class is to work with a different teacher and a chance to try new things” says Vest. Vest also tells us that the purpose of this class is to be able to, leave with at least one thing to improve with.
About twenty-five people attended and there were five of those people who sang in order to gain instruction and to improvement. Vest also gave the advice to other vocalists out there to, always remember that vocalism is not just singing, but it is telling a story.

Fall Ball

By: Marissa Hyde

On November 5, 2011, over 280 students attended ASAB’s most infamous fall event. Students seemed to get into the spirit of the surroundings with the theme of “Italian Mafia”. Those in attendance were encouraged to dress as thought they were rubbing elbows with the likes of Al Capone, Frank Costello and John Gotti. The menu flowed seamlessly with the theme, as antipasto, toasted ravioli, humus; olives, spinach artichoke dip, and canola were served. “I think the music was good but they could have probably had more snacks because they ran out,” said Tara Mason. As they were serenaded by the beats from West Texas D.J.s, students had the opportunity to visit the Italian Soda and Café Mocha stations.”It was so fun! The music was amazing! It was a lot of newer songs that made it fun to dance to. I had such a good time, we stayed until it was over,” said Ashley Nelson. Unlike most events that ASAB hosts, Fall Ball is a full on joint effort. All coordinators pitch in, and they did so in style. “It was nothing special or mind blowing, but still fun,” said Zane Dalton. The next ASAB event scheduled is an Open Mic Night, on November 11, where they will be raising money for juvenile diabetes. If ASAB is something that interests you or you would like to get involved; swing by the Campus Life Office in the Campus Union Building Lobby to sign up or get information

Federal Reserve Visits ENMU

By: Kevin Sanders

Eastern New Mexico University hosted an economic symposium titled “Crisis, Recession and Recovery: What’s Next for the Economy?” on Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the Becky Sharp Auditorium. Guest speakers included: Senior Economists Roberto Coronado and Thomas Siems, in addition to Vice President in Charge of the El Paso branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Robert Gilmer. According to the literature provided the symposium, “…hoped to shed some light on the national and regional economy, as well as Mexico and the border region.”
Interim Dean of ENMU College of Business, Christopher Taylor, an organizer of the event, spoke first, introducing Gilmer, then outlined the day’s agenda before ceding the stage to Coronado and Siems.
Coronado’s presentation, “U.S.-Mexico Economic Integration: The Role of Trade and The Border Region,” highlighted recent economic trends in both nations, with emphasis on the States along the border. Coronado notes that “Mexico now plays a more important role in the North American auto sector,” concluding that “the U.S. auto sector is expected to continue to grow, and this should be good news to the trade flows between the U.S. and Mexico.” When asked how drug-cartel violence affects the economy, Coronado said that while instability causes bad effects south of the border, U.S. border cities tend to attract Mexican capital inflow because of their relative stability.
Siems followed with a presentation titled “The Road Less Traveled: Is Cowboy Capitalism Exceptional?” Siems explained that the U.S. economy is increasingly service-based, and those services are in turn increasingly knowledge-based. Short version: “Education is important,” which he reiterated in response to a question regarding future employment trends.
Finally, Gilmer’s presentation, “New Mexico in the Economic Recovery: Uncertain Times Continue,” analyzed our State’s position among the economies of the region, nation, and globe. Gilmer characterized New Mexico’s recovery as “sluggish and uneven,” but added that “high commodity prices create pockets of strength across the state- oil, natural gas, cotton, copper, lumber, potash, pecans.”
When asked what would be the effect of replacing Dodd-Frank [the 2010 regulation law] with the prior Glass-Steagall [1933 regulation law]? Answer, Dr. Gilmer: “I’m no expert,” and further, speaking for himself rather than the Federal Reserve, “That might have happened a few years ago when the ‘too big to fail’ banks, which I don’t agree with, were [in ruin], but now they are too strong… financially and politically.”

Sigma Chi presents House of Horror

By Marketta Davis

Sigma Chi Fraternity created their annual haunted house this past weekend to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network.  The fraternity members decorated the house using both classic and modern Halloween concepts throughout most of the rooms to include ghosts, strobes lights, blood-stained sheets, and eerie music to accompany the various scene setups.

The tour began with a disclaimer from a Sigma Chi member advising anyone who scared easily to reconsider taking the tour.  Following the cautioning yet creative warning, groups of 5 to 10 people were walked slowly through the carefully thought out haunted fraternity quarters.  ENMU senior, Sigma Chi member, and haunted house coordinator Josh Kelly helped to design many of the rooms in the house and was pleased with the outcome and turnout.  “We’ve had college students, high school students, and even middle school students from both Portales and Clovis,” he said.

Driving past the house, you could hear the shrieks and screams of participants inside and see the reactions of people coming out from behind the backyard maze.  Farwell, Texas resident Carlos Meza said he did not have a favorite part of the haunted house.  “I liked the whole thing,” he exclaimed.  “It was awesome!”

Even contributors to the house scenes were enjoying themselves.  ENMU freshman Sarah Cogar played a helpless victim who was suddenly pulled behind a curtain by an unsuspecting Halloween ghoul.  It was her first time being a part in the Sigma Chi event.  “It was really fun,” she said.  Freshman Josh Field was also a victim, playing dead as tourists walked by and startling them with cries of help.  He said, “It was cool.”

This year marked the fifth anniversary since their haunted house debut in 2006 and students were lined up outside the front door ready to donate and experience a true Sigma Chi Halloween.  The cover charge for the house was $5 but attendees were able to donate more if they chose to do so.  The doors opened on last Friday, Oct. 28 and by Saturday the fraternity had already raised over $1000.

The Children’s Miracle Network was initiated through a small studio televised fund-raising program and was founded in 1983.  The goals of the non-profit organization are to help as many children as possible by donations made to children’s hospitals nationwide and to keep these donations in the communities they were raised in for their local community hospitals.

The haunted house was a success for Sigma Chi and all those involved in preparing the house for the event.  Everyone enjoyed the Halloween festivities and decor from the front door black out to the backyard maze and the payoff for the brothers of Sigma Chi was twofold.  It was both a rewarding charity and an old fashioned haunted house Halloween experience.