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Volume 34, Issue 11

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December 2, 2010

Committee to select next HAS dean chosen
By Paige Patunas Copy Chief The committee has been selected and the search can now begin for a new Hartford Art School dean. The search is set to begin sometime in January as the new semester rolls in. The process of nding and hiring a new dean has many steps and typically takes about four months to complete. Now that a search committee has been selected, headed by the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Joe Voelker, the rst step in the long process is to search the country for possible candidates. The university will use a search rm called Auerbach Associates to help reach out to people and keep the search organized. It is a rm that specializes in recruiting leaders for organizations such as colleges, universities, foundations and other not-for prot institutions. Dean Voelker said that Auerbach Associates ““will help to expand what we call the pool of candidates in order to help nd the best one.”” The second step in the process is for the committee to talk to faculty and members of the Art School to nd out what are the most important qualities that a candidate must possess. With this information they can then create a prole about what makes the Art School standout. Candidates will then be able to write a letter, include references willing to speak on their behalf and submit their resume to the university. The committee will then read all the applications and narrow down the pool of candidates to about eight to 12 people. These eight to 12 people will then go through the rst interview stage. See ““Committee”” on page 2

Students honor World AIDS Day
By Jeremy Stanley Editor-in-Chief Students use the Internet for just about everything——managing relationships, researching papers——but when it comes to holiday shopping, many are still getting all their giftbuying done in store. Even as online retailers announced that companies had brought in over $1 billion in sales on Cyber Monday according to ComScore, many students opted to forego the whole shopping experience (online or in person). Some students, however, shopped on the busiest shopping day of the year, Black Friday. Jamie Caron, a junior, braved the rainy, brisk early morning November air to get all of her shopping done. Caron said she ““spent $300 and saved over $300.”” Eager to cash in on savings of more than 50 percent——and completing her shopping in one fell swoop——Caron said she was ““at Kohl’’s at 3 a.m. and J.C. Penney at 4 a.m.,”” before perusing the other shops at the mall. Patty DeLucia, a junior, was in the same situation. She said she spent $50 and saved $200 by visiting shops on Black Friday. Douglas Murphy, a senior, wasn’’t partaking in the Black Friday madness——though he did walk away with a few gift cards to give to friends and family for the holidays——but he did nd himself in it——he drove a few friends from overseas to Walmart to cash in on many of the deals. Student Jeff Knecht bought a ash drive on Black Friday, out of necessity, but intends to do last minute shopping online with retailers like Amazon, who offer cheap shipping

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To honor those affected by AIDS all around the world, students on campus participated in events like a walk around the Gengras Lawn, and Lyrics for a Cause as part of World AIDS day. Above, a block of the AIDS Memorial Quilt was displayed in the Suisman Lounge in Gengras Student Union on Wednesday.

Student shoppers still ock to malls, not Web for deals
and special sales. According to the Wall Street Journal, consumer spending on Black Friday climbed 6.4 percent from last year, reecting increased consumer optimism or perhaps consumers were searching for the best deals and getting more for less. The Journal also reported that Amazon had seen a 25 percent increase in Black Friday trafc compared to last year. Unsurprisingly, students are looking for cash on their own wishlists——so parents who went out and spent their own money on something material might just be a bit unguided. Ron Wassmer, a freshman, said that the money to cover tuition costs at the University stands at the top of his wishlist. Laptops, gift cards and gas cards are also somewhere at the top of many students wishlists.

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Shoppers wait outside a Best Buy in Newington last week.

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The ““It Gets Better”” movement comes to campus as students participate. Page 4

Food on campus still doesn’’t satisfy students appetites, read one writer’’s opinion on page 5.

Music For A Change performer Liz Longley provides inspiration for young musicians. Page 8

The Hartford Colonials nished their season strong this past Saturday. Page 11

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How to give back for the holidays
By Sarah Wilson News Editor The Center for Community Service is aiding those in the area who are less fortunate this holiday season with a series of programs under the campaign ““Give the Gift of Service.”” The annual Angel Tree program rst and foremost brings Hartford childrens’’ wishes to life by providing them with their most desired gifts for the holidays. Students are encouraged to stop by the table in GSU Suisman Lounge and pledge to buy a specic gift for a child in need. Students will receive angels with a child’’s wish written on it, which they then should purchase and deliver unwrapped to the Center for Community Service by Saturday, Dec. 11. The gifts will benet children from the South Park Inn and the Village for Families and Children in Hartford. The university’’s annual Mitten Tree will also benet those less fortunate during the winter months. Located in the Mortensen Library, the Mitten Tree intends to provide mittens, hats, and scarves to those staying at Hartford’’s Open Hearth and Salvation Army Marshall House. And as the only shelter in the area that allows entire families to stay regardless of the age or children, the Marshall House will benet greatly. Students are encouraged to stop by and hang their donations on the tree, which will be up until Friday, Dec. 17. Other community service opportunities include a Toiletry and Underwear Drive, and a food drive sponsored by Hawk Hall.

RA application process modied
By Kaitlyn Schroyer Special to the Informer This year, the Office of Residential Life is making it even easier for students to become Residential Assistants with changes to the application policy. In past years, potential RAs had to take a class called EDG 310: Residential Education and the College Aged Student. This was taken before interested students were hired for the job, so if they weren’’t chosen, taking the class would have been useless. Now, instead of taking the class as a potential RA in the spring semester, only those hired as RAs will have to enroll in the class next fall semester. Students who are interested in becoming an RA need to review the RA Position Information Packet that can be viewed on Res. Life’’s website. They need to ll out an RA application and turn it into the Ofce of Residential Life by Dec. 21 for priority and Jan. 19 for all other applications. Then, students must participate in a Group Process Day on Feb. 19 and attend an individual interview. Any student who is interested in becoming a leader in the community and displays a high degree of responsibility, commitment, and dedication are eligible. The position of RA is one of the most sought after positions on campus and comes with a lot of benets along with a great job helping others. The mission, described by the Ofce of Residential Life, states that they are to be ““an integral part of the educational experience at the University of Hartford”” while providing ““an environment that is safe and conducive to student success.”” There are a few things to consider when applying to be an RA. Students must be full-time undergraduates or continuing a program from undergraduate studies. They also must have completed at least one entire semester prior to the start of employment and maintain a GPA of at least 2.5 at the time of application and during employment. Students also cannot be responsible for signicant or repeated violations of University Code of Student Conduct, as these records will be reviewed. If hired as an RA, students cannot take more than 1 night class a week (any class that starts or doesn’’t end until after 7 p.m.). Special exceptions must be submitted to [email protected] edu. Students must also recognize the RA position as their primary non-academic responsibly. All scheduling of RA activities must take precedence over anything else non-academic. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Assistant Director of Residental Life, Shawn McQuillan at [email protected]

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The university will be holding it’’s annual Mitten Tree clothes drive this holiday season, among other charitable opportunities. The Underwear Drive is an annual charity event that is part of the College of Education, Nursing, and Health Professions’’ Project Horizon. Donations will go directly to homeless shelters in the Hartford area, where residents’’ most dire needs include cotton underwear and T-shirts for men, women and children. Donations of travel-size toiletries such as deodorant, shampoo or toothbrushes are also being accepted. All donations should be brought to room 200E in Hillyer or room 309 in Gengras at any point throughout the winter months. The Center for Community Service encourages everyone to participate in one way or another. Matt Blocker, Director of the center stated ““our challenge for everyone is to take a minute to think about how we all can individually give back to the community,”” as one seemingly small donation can make all the difference to those in need, especially during this time of year. For a complete list of volunteer opportunities and other ways to get involved, visit www.hartford.edu/ communityservice/giving.html.

‘‘Struggle For Power’’ successful
By Sarah Wilson News Editor dent Affairs Vice President of SGA. A Complex won by about 10,000 kwh, with C, D, and nally B complexes trailing behind. ““B Complex has the Student Success Center and a few other main ofces that might have helped contribute to their last place performance,”” Accardo pointed out. Now with a starting point as to how much energy can realistically be saved, next year’’s competition will hopefully save even more energy than the rst competition did. ““The data that was received this year will help act as a baseline for next year’’s data, so that maybe next year the race will be to beat out the results from the year before,”” said Accardo. As the rst year carrying out the competition, only four residence halls were eligible to compete because of their similar size and usage of power. Students were encouraged to turn off the lights, to power down their computers when not in use, and even unplug power cords from the wall during the day. The competition aimed to not only reduce the amount of energy emitted by the campus, but to hopefully establish things such as turning off the lights as habits in the daily routines of students across campus. After the rst competition being such a success the university will denitely continue it in the years to come. With the information from the results of this year’’s competition, as well as the metering of all complexes, next year will most likely include E and F Complexes as well.

The rst annual Residence Hall Power Struggle ended this past week with A Complex stealing the win, using only 102765.4-kilowatt hours. A, B, C and D Complexes all competed in the contest that ran from October to November in order to see which building could save the most energy. Over the past month, residents taking part in the competition made a point to get as involved as they could. Turning off the lights became so much of a priority Public Safety became concerned with the safety aspect at one point. Students even went as far as trying to sabotage other dorms by turning their lights on, according to Ben Accardo, Stu-

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UHa to create video for ““It Gets Better”” Project
By Sarah Wilson News Editor The Center for Community service is encouraging students to sign up to be in the university’’s rst ““It Gets Better”” video——a campaign aimed at helping teenagers in the LGBT community get through rough times in their lives. The video will be lmed as part of the national ““It Gets Better”” Project. Students who participate are invited to share their own stories or simply read from a script. The project is a simple way of reminding ““teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone—— and it will get better.”” The project was started in September of this year after news of students taking their own lives because of bullying. In response to the tragedies, author Dan Savage created a YouTube video with his partner Terry as a way of inspiring young people facing harassment, according to the project’’s website. Within two months of producing the video, ““It Gets Better”” launched into a worldwide movement. In response to the news of the suicides of Justin Aaberg and Billy Lucas, Savage said ““I wish I could’’ve talked to that kid for ve minutes before he killed himself…… I’’d tell him that however bad it was in high school or middle school…… it gets better.”” Since then, celebrities, activists, and politicians have all endorsed the cause. Justin Beiber, Ellen Degeneres, Janet Jackson, Anne Hathaway, and even Barack Obama to name a few have contributed videos to the cause, which can be viewed on the project’’s website. On the website, anyone can watch all the videos made, or make one themselves. When rst entering the site, a visitor is prompted to take the pledge. By simply submitting a name, one can pledge to ““speak up against hate and intolerance whenever I see it, at school and at work,”” as well as ““provide hope for lesbian, gay, bi, trans and other bullied teens by letting them know that ‘‘It Gets Better.’’”” People are also invited to share their own stories on the website by stating, ““It got better for me”” in order to give hope for others who have not yet reached that point. Since it’’s launch, the project has been extremely successful, receiving over 10 million views on YouTube. With the launch of its rst t-shirt drive, $56,400 were raised in just 10 days. After President Obama posted his video for the project, it reached more than 100,000 supports, numbers growing every day. On our own campus, the Center for Community service is planning on making a video of a collaboration of students’’stories and participation, which will be posted on itgetsbetterproject.com. The UofH It Gets Better video will be lmed on Dec. 8 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Interested students can sign up at any point ahead of time at the Center for Community service or can come to the Harry Jack Gray Center TV Studio when the video is scheduled to be lmed.

CAMPUS COMMUNITY SERVICE CHALLENGE
Thank you for your interest in the Second Annual Newman’’s Own Foundation (NOF) Campus Community Service Challenge! WHAT IS THE NEWMAN’’S OWN FOUNDATION CAMPUS COMMUNITY SERVICE CHALLENGE? •• The NOF Challenge is a partnership with the American East Conference (AEC). •• There are nine universities in the AEC: Albany, Binghamton, Boston, Hartford, Maine, UMBC, UNH, Stony Brook and Vermont. •• The purpose of the NOF Challenge is to recognize and encourage the spirit of philanthropy among college students. •• Student groups are encouraged to celebrate their community service work by applying with a nonprot partner for a grant. •• Newman’’s Own Foundation is donating $80,000, with one grant awarded at each of the nine AEC campuses. o $25,000-rst place o $15,000-second place o $10,000-third place o $5,000 for all other nalists

Committee to select HAS dean announced
Continued from front page Once all the candidates have been interviewed the committee will choose the best three or four and invite them back to the university for a two-day visit. It is at this step that the faculty and students get a chance to be involved in the selection. The candidates will visit with many people on campus, including the president, teachers, faculty, and even students. After the visit all the teachers, faculty and students will be able to submit their impressions and comments about the candidate to the committee. After the committee reads all of the comments submitted and takes into account their impressions as well they will recommend the top three candidates to the president and provost who will make the decision and offer a candidate the job. This whole process typically takes four months to complete. The university is hoping to have the new dean come in over the summer and be ready for next fall semester. The committee is made up of

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WHO IS ELIGIBLE? The NOF challenge is open to any student GROUP on our campus that: •• is recognized as a legitimate student group by the university. Community service may or may not be the primary function of the group. •• performs community service on a regular basis and can demonstrate consistent engagement with one or more nonprot community partners. HOW DO YOU APPLY? •• Please stop by the Center for Community Service (GSU 209) to pick up an application. Applications are due to the Center for Community Service via email and typed by December 20th, 2010. No exceptions. Please send applications to [email protected]

WHAT’’S THE TIMELINE? •• The one nalist chosen from the University of Hartford applicants will be selected by January 20, 2011 tand will advance to the competition against the other eight AEC schools. •• The nine nalists - one from each AEC university - will be announced February 2, 2011.Grant presentations for each nalist student group and their non-prot partner will be made at the AEC Men’’s and Women’’s Basketball Championship at the University of Hartford, March 3-6, 2011. HOW CAN THE GRANT BE USED? •• The grant will be awarded for the purpose of administering a project with a qualied 501(c)(3) non-prot that will serve to strengthen the relationship between your student group and a non-prot partner. •• The grant can be used to increase the number of volunteers, increase the level of service being provided by the non-prot, expand on service offerings, etc. More details are available at www.hartford.edu/community service or www.NewmansOwnFoundation. org/Challenge.If you have further questions please contact Matt Blocker, Director, Center for Community Service at X5409.

Fall Commencement to be held Sunday
By Sarah Wilson News Editor Students eager to start the next chapter of their lives will be participating in Fall Commencement this Sunday. Approximately 140 graduating seniors will be in attendance, and the ceremony will be accompanied by a speech given by President Walter Harrison. The annual Fall Commencement is held in order to give a formal commencement ceremony to both undergraduates and graduates who have completed graduation requirements early, or who are unable to attend the standard commencement in May. Those participating this fall must go to the Registrar’’s ofce as soon as possible in order to conrm their attendance and to receive tickets for guests to attend as well. If students haven’’t already ordered caps and gowns for the ceremony, they should email [email protected] with their requests. The ceremony is scheduled to take place at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 5 in Lincoln Theater. Doors will open for guests at 1:30 p.m., and graduating students should plan to arrive at the Konover Great Room at 1 p.m.

the chair, Voelker, members of the Art School faculty, the Art School board, the Regent and an art student. The university takes many aspects into account when considering the new dean, making this decision with great input from the university community. The school is looking for someone who will illustrate great leadership and communication skills. It will be someone who has risen to the level of expectation and has a wealth of experience in art education. ““Of course, these are qualities that apply to all types of schools and once we have written the prole we can better narrow down people with qualities specic to the Hartford Art School,”” explained Voelker. The committee is set to meet in mid-December, at which time more specic qualities will be discussed and a distinct prole will be written up in preparation for the January search. Mary Frey, of the Art School, has been acting dean since Power Booth’’s sabbatical and will continue on as interim dean until a new dean is appointed.

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In the past week or so, a survey has been emailed to students here regarding smoking on campus. The survey has been developed by the Values Initiative, a group of students, faculty and staff who are exploring the idea of a reformation of smoking policies on campus, and are seeking the community’’s feedback. In a recent article on UNotes, Jane Horvath, a member of the Values Initiative, pointed out that institutions across the country have been restricting smoking to specic areas on campus, and some have banned smoking all together. When taking into account the number of smokers on this campus, however, such policies would never follow through. Trust me, having a campus free of rotting cigarette butts and nicotine-infused smog lingering in the air would be simply delightful. But, despite not being an avid smoker myself, I can sympathize with those consumed by the habit. A friend recently told me of a community college that enforced a no-smoking policy on its campus, and how the cleanliness and atmosphere were noticeably different. A smoke-free policy on a campus where the entire student body commutes, however, is an entirely different story. Imagine living in the Village and having to make the unthinkable trek across campus to the road just to have a three-minute puff on a cigarette. Anyone who felt they needed one bad enough to walk that far would end up breaking down half way there –– or just light up in their room. And let’’s face it, nobody wants more re drills than we already have. This doesn’’t mean smokers

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December 2, 2010

Banning smoking on campus isn’’t feasible option

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Sarah Wilson •• News Editor [email protected] Twitter: @swyzleh can’’t still be considerate, though. Just because you’’re nished with your cigarette before you get to class doesn’’t mean you should ick the butt in the direction of the rst menacing patch of grass you come across. Hold on to it until you get to a trash can or one of those green recepticals that are outside every building. They put those there for a reason. (Maybe there just aren’’t enough of those, smokers do tend to be a tad short-winded, after all). Some smarter smokers take the initiative by simply placing an empty coffee can by their door in the Village. That’’s a relatively effortless approach to keeping those lters from further decomposing into the already scarcely planted grass. Less extreme options such as designating certain areas on campus to smoke in are plausible, but would end up being more of a long-term adjustment. As of this year, the university had declared the area between the bookstore and library as a smoke-free zone, but stressed students pay no mind to the preventative plaques as they frequently take a load off at the tables and light up. Legitimate enforcement of any such policy wouldn’’t be very feasible, and on a campus with thousands of anxious, headache-ridden young adults, an end isn’’t really in sight. For now we might all have to face the facts and realize a smoker’’s gonna smoke.

The Gengras Cafe offers a few meal options for students ranging from greasy burgers to calorie heavy pasta salads.

Campus dining leaves bad taste
The summer before the Fall 2009 semester, Gengras Café underwent a massive overhaul with the installation of The Burger Studio, Einstein’’s and Extreme Pita. However, what was expected to change the way students looked at on-campus dining fell at within the rst few semesters and is leaving students with unsatised pallets after mealtime. For students who still remember the good old days of The Grill and Montague’’s Deli, the new options are just not on the same level. The Grill used to serve tasty options that you could witness being cooked right in front of your eyes. Breakfast was a completely different experience while watching the actual egg being cracked on the griddle and fried, each step of the way hearing the pop and sizzle. Instead we’’re now left with the not so delectable pre-made egg patties that are available at Einstein’’s. At Montague’’s Deli you could have a gigantic sandwich, a bag of chips and a soda all for one meal swipe. At Einstein’’s you get a mediocre bagel sandwich and a cup of darn bad coffee for the same price. Things don’’t seem to add up. At the beginning of last year the people living on campus without access to their own kitchens since they are subject to the wrath of commons on a daily basis. But I guess that’’s what makes mom’’s cooking even more satisfying when break rolls around. With so few options, students livDanielle Huppke •• Managing Editor ing in on campus apartments look [email protected] to the Village Market to satisfy their Twitter: @danielle618 needs for variation in their diets. But in the market you’’re faced with salad bar was a revelation, com- paying top dollar for items generally pletely changing the way I did lunch. half the cost in regular supermarkets. However as time went on things Aramark isn’’t stupid. They know it’’s became sloppy. The delightful pasta business and they’’ve got a monopoly salads morphed into mushy overly on campus. But still, don’’t college dressed blobs of tasteless nothing. students deserve a break? Normal isn’’t in the cards for our salad While juggling exams, papers and bar anymore. There’’s hardly ever a work there’’s little time left to go to day you can nd plain, not coated in the gym and work off those Burger dressing vegetables to satisfy your Studio burger calories, so I as well as fresh produce craving. most of the student population would The Burger Studio is by far the really appreciate reasonable prices on leading cause of weight gain on our healthier food. I’’m sorry but $10 for campus. While biting into the large a bag of grapes is a little excessive. hunks of bland meat comparable to Sure, it’’s hard to vary the mealshoe leather, the grease undoubt- time menu for a student population edly puddles and pours out beneath upwards of 4,000, but some extra it creating a hazardous situation for care in the preparation would be a your clothing. start. It’’s easy to see that the most Commons is the pinnacle of all essential ingredient that campus food things unappetizing though. I pity is lacking is love.

Thanksgiving break is broken, focus needs to be on education
Thanksgiving weekend is a great excuse to spend more time with family, more money on things like HDTVs and eat excessively. But are the two days of classes preceding the extended holiday really a necessary part of the school year? Sure, it may be a stretch to sell the idea of spending a whole week home with family just a few weeks before being home for an entire month to some, but for others, it’’s probably totally worth it. And it’’s not like it’’s happening already. When I wasn’’t bogged down with an overabundance of work prior to the Thanksgiving holiday, dance was expected. The exact opposite was expected for other classes, where either way fewer people showed up, or the professor canceled class altogether, because of that expectation alone. I struggle to understand the reasoning for having to attend the two days students are least likely to show up unless something major is due or an exam is scheduled that day. Sure, extending the fall semester subtracts two days of summer break or adds two additional days of excess heating costs for the academic buildings, depending on how the school days are tacked on. The school year begins in the middle of the week anyways, why not just start it on a Monday? Many public schools make use of the Federal holidays like Columbus Day to make use of so-called fall breaks, but the University does not have to abide by these policies, naturally. At the same time, if the university is going to continue scheduling classes the Monday and Tuesday before the holiday, why not just encourage professors to schedule important deadlines? Or, professors should make certain that the material covered in class is not in the textbook and can’’t even be found on Wikipedia. Students (and their parents) are voting with their wallet every time they skip out on class to get a head start on sleeping in. Why not make that vote an even tougher one to make by demanding attendance? It’’s disheartening to walk into a class without these pretenses right before break——the class size shrinks and the classes get out early, because the professors think too many students are missing out. By either changing the Thanksgiving break so that it extends the entire week or by making the costs of skipping class on those two days very high the university can bolster the quality of education.

Jeremy Stanley •• Editor-in-Chief [email protected] Twitter: @JeremyDStanley I would leave campus for the break the Friday before——a common occurrence on campus. One class drew me to stay on campus this past break, as an exam was scheduled for last Monday. With it, the class’’s full atten-

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Local venues host big names in December

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Usher and American Idol Kris Allen will be preforming in Connecticut in December at the XL Center in Hartford and the Oakdale Theater in Wallingford. By Lisa Schwartz-Neubauer Staff Writer Packing a great experience into local shows, the opportunities to see big names at venues such as Toad’’s Place, the XL Center and the Webster can serve as excellent gift ideas. Radio 96.5’’s All Star Christmas 2010, starring the Goo Goo Dolls, Kris Allen, Guster, Sara Bareilles and Christina Perri will be coming to the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford on Dec. 3. Tickets are still on sale so if you are interested, make sure to get them quick. On Dec. 6 pop singer Ryan Cabrera is coming to The Space in Hamden, which is right outside of New Haven. He will be performing with Alexis Babini and Jim Wolf who are relaFOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY

Body Scans- TSA’’s newly implemented full body security scanners are still a controversial issue in airports across the country. So far the only suspicious packages viewed are natural and legal. Hartt Performance –– The Hartt Theatre Division is putting on the play ““Ah, Wilderness”” this weekend. Hopefully audiences won’’t be driven to think, ““Ah, I wish this was over.”” Leslie Nielsen- News of the actor’’s death spread rapidly across Twitter. It’’s a micro-blogging service, but that’’s not important right now. Beck- Recently Glenn Beck stated that he expects his viewers to know what is going on in the world at the beginning of his show. If Beck’’s viewers are as educated as he assumes then why would they waste their time watching his show? Bush vs. Zuckerberg- This past week former President George W. Bush did a Q&A live on ““The Facebook.”” Bush joked that he had one up on the billionaire because he actually graduated from an IVY League school.

tively new singer songwriters that have a pop rock sound. Although The Space is a smaller venue, it is a show for people of all ages and it will feel like you are much closer to the performers with a more intimate experience. If you like rock music the band Hinder is coming to the Webster Theatre on Dec. 7. They are expected to sing songs off of their new album ““All American Nightmare”” along with past singles like ““Lips Of An Angel”” and ““Better Than Me.”” It should be a show worth watching. Dashboard Confessional is coming to Toad’’s Place in New Haven on Dec. 10. The indie-emo band is expected to mix new songs with old songs and bring a high-energy show to the stage. Usher will be at the XL center

with Trey Songz on Dec. 18 as part of his OMG Tour. He continues to wow millions of fans with his soulful R&B hits like ““Can U Get Wit It,”” ““Love in This Club,”” ““OMG”” and many others. Do not miss your chance to see Usher perform live. Badsh, a tribute band dedicated to playing the music of Sublime, is coming to Toad’’s Place on Dec. 23. Sounding very much like the ‘‘90s rock band, there is no doubt that they do them justice. If you like Sublime, denitely check out this show. A few days after Badsh, The Wu Tang Clan featuring Mastakilla, GZA, Inspectah Deck, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, U-God, Raekwon, Mathematics, Cappadonna and Streetlife are performing at Toad’’s Place on Dec. 26.

The New York based all star line up emerged in 1993 and since than have been Grammy winners, multiplatinum-selling solo artists, multiplatinum record producers, lm stars, screenwriters and more. The show is going to be out of control. There are a wide variety of bands coming to all different areas of Connecticut all throughout December. Whether you like rock, rap or R&B, there are tons of concerts for everyone to check out. If you are in the Connecticut area and looking to have a good time check out some of these shows. No matter what your taste is or what type of music you like there are denitely some good concerts coming up that are worth checking out and make great gifts for friends and family.

Annual jazz concert features faculty, Grammy nominee
By Danielle Nielson Staff Writer On Saturday, Dec. 18, The Backstage Café Jazz Series will be holding their fourth concert with the theme of ““An Evening of Winter Jazz.”” Students may think that this is a normal concert that The Hartt School holds, but contrary to popular belief, ““An Evening of Winter Jazz”” puts a twist on the concert with an upscale atmosphere. At 6 p.m. in the newly built Handel Performing Arts Center, there will be a cocktail hour with hors d’’oeuvres as well as a cash bar. This cocktail hour will provide an upscale environment similar to trendy jazz bars and lounges. Directly following the cocktail hour at 7 p.m. will be the concert in Roberts Theater with a jazz quartet that comprises Hartt Faculty and guest performers who have a professional background in the jazz world. The bass player will be Hartt’’s own Nat Reeves who has been a faculty member of The Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz for 28 years. Reeves toured and has played in many jazz venues around the world. Jackie McLean still remains as one of his biggest musical inuences in his professional career that he has shared the privilege of performing with. Vocalist Shawnn Monteiro, another faculty member of The Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz has warmed the hearts of audiences both in Europe and the USA. Along with teaching at Hartt and performing, Monteiro teaches Master Classes around the world including Italy, and is an adjunct professor at Rhode Island College. Grammy nominated Mike Renzi will be the pianist of the evening. His work is in high demand among professionals in the eld being not only a pianist, but a composer and music director as well. Renzi is most recognized for his being a musical director for the popular children’’s show ““Sesame Street.”” He has also received multiple Emmys for his arrangements for daytime television. Aside from his busy schedule as music director, Renzi continues to perform around the world. Providing the stylistic beats on dreams for the evening will be New York musician Mark Johnson. Johnson has been a key player in the New York music scene giving audiences an incomparable style to any jazz drummers. Scat Records has released his own work titled ““Drum Waves.”” As well as performing, Johnson is an inuential professor at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. ““An Evening of Winter Jazz”” will provide the students and public with not only an upscale environment, but also a warm sound of jazz performed by some of the best musicians of our day. This is a performance you certainly do not want to miss. Tickets are $35 and are available at The Lincoln Theater Box Ofce as well as online. As the weather gets colder and nals approach, students are eager to nd some holiday cheer between their hectic schedules and this just may prove to be the remedy.

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Longley to return to Uhart, releases new album
Berklee College of Music graduate and soulful musician, Liz Longley, a Hartford Music For a Change favorite artist, is accomplishing amazing feats with her music as she rides the ripple of her latest release, ““Hot Loose Wire.”” Praised by John Mayer with the summation of Longley’’s original scores as ““gorgeous…… just gorgeous,”” the high success of the 2010 graduate is only the beginning of what is to come. Initially making the mistake of writing Longley off before I even got a chance to sit in peace and really hear her lyrics, I was part of the group who assumed without giving the music a chance to work its magic, as many critics do. Primarily coupling her voice with a piano or acoustic guitar, the young artist’’s voice has a calming effect and makes a listener feel like she’’s singing directly to them. Harvesting an emotional element to her music, the lyrics reveal stories with careful word choice and powerful delivery. Holding my attention song after song, Longley, years ahead of her time, stands her ground and proves her ability with the chops to back up her stories on guitar and piano. Currently on tour making stops at Andy Swetz Entertainment Editor [email protected] Twitter: @TheKineticKid the Newport Folk Festival as well as respecting her roots in Boston, Longley returns to the University of Hartford in the spring on April 30, 2011, for Music For a Change. With the ability to conceal so much emotion and beauty in her songs, Longley truly demonstrates a talent rarely found today. Clearly one of her most powerful songs that had me hitting repeat multiple times, ““Rush,”” a piano fueled song about tragedy that commands ears to perk up and feel the vibrations of the music, demonstrates Longley’’s nest work. With such a long road ahead of her, I doubt this inspirational songwriter will have any trouble adjusting to the freedom and endless possibilities her music will grant her away from the shelter of Berklee. A warm and brilliant artist, Longley’’s music strikes a somewhat reective emotion. When listening I feel like Longley is well read and understands how to unravel a person and strip down their troubles without much effort. An appreciation for the craft of Longley’’s songs denitely comes to mind when listening to her voice climb the chords of her music. Overall it is difcult to really capture the depth of Longley’’s musicianship and vocals while doing her music justice. I highly recommend pausing whatever music currently satiates your soul to discover the talent of Longley, especially if you were as skeptical as I was to listen to ““just another artist.”” My favorite part of Longley as an artist is the sheer surprise that she packs in her voice and musical ability. A stunning performer and natural musician, Longley projects her entire self in an authentic and real fashion. A virtual powerhouse, Longley is destined for great things and those that really appreciate and hunger for great musicianship and storytelling will not be disappointed by her efforts.

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Bye-bye Pack! Nostalgic fans welcome Whale
By Tim Rizzo Special to the Informer The Hartford Wolf Pack bid adieu with a loss last Friday, only to win their debut as the Connecticut Whale on Saturday. The Wolf Pack (6-11-2-3) shot off to a 3-0 lead early in the game with goals by Mats Zuccarello, Chad Kolarik, and Jeremy Williams. The Sound Tigers (9-11-1-0) answered back in the third period, scoring on a penalty shot by defensemen Wes O’’Neill with 6:21 left in regulation, followed by a Rhett Rakhshani goal 21 seconds later. With the game winding down and the Wolf Pack battled to earn a victory in the franchise’’s nal game, but with 1:05 left, O’’Neill red a shot past Hartford goalie Chad Johnson to send the game into overtime. A scoreless overtime led to a shootout where the Sound Tigers netted a goal, ending the Wolf Pack’’s run with a heartbreaking 4-3 loss. Despite the loss, crowds at Harbor Yard stood to their feet to give the Wolf Pack a standing ovation; accruing a career record of 571-346-66 in the regular season, as well as going 57-58 in 22 post season appearances. The Pack also won the Calder Cup in 2000 as the NY Rangers’’ afliate. The next day, fans packed into the XL Center for their rst ofcial game as the CT Whale, drawing a crowd of 13,389, the second largest in franchise history. The CT Whale blew the Sound Tigers out of the water in a 3-2 OT win. The Whale’’s debut victory tasted even sweeter, avenging the Pack’’s nal game loss from the night before. The AHL team splashed onto the ice in bright blue and green jerseys, reminiscent of the NHL Hartford Whalers who played from 1979 until 1997 when the franchise moved to North Carolina as the Carolina Hurricanes. The team name change has caused some waves, but many are happy. Whalers Sports Entertainment owner, Howard Baldwin, hopes to bring back the excitement, and step towards bringing the NHL back to Hartford as the Whalers were once enjoyed by so many. In a Hartford Courant article online, Baldwin writes, ““a new era begins. It is our intention, however, to take a page out of the past and do all the things we did in the ‘‘70s and ‘‘80s when my old team, the Hartford Whalers, became such an integral part of the community.”” Regardless of the reason behind the name change, fans were undoubtedly thrilled to have the CT Whale back at the XL Center last Saturday. Along with its name, the team brought back some old traditions such as the Whalers theme song, ““Brass Bonanza,”” and the iconic Whalers ““tail”” logo which is featured on the classic black, blue, and green uniforms. The CT Whale returns to the XL Center on Dec. 4 to face the Worcester Sharks at 6 p.m. Sports Editor Jessica Rutledge also contributed to this article.

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Pregame essential, acupuncture?
Shaquille O’’Neal is one of countless pro-athletes who swear by pre-game acupuncture treatments to keep their ““Qi”” balanced. Although legendary proathletes like Shaq have instant access to cutting edge sports medicine technology for training and injury treatment, many athletes have made the ancient Chinese medicine part of their training regiment. The more than 3,000-yearold healing practice was born out of the Chinese philosophy that everything in nature, including the viscera of the human body is ““Qi,”” or vital energy. Illness was attributed to an imbalance of opposing energies called Yin and Yang in the body, and it was believed that stimulating specic anatomical points would release the Qi needed to restore health and balance to the body. These acupuncture points are based on the fourteen pathways, or meridians through which Qi ows to specic organs and glands in the body. It might sound crazy, but many athletes are willingly pricked with acupuncture needles in hundreds of locations because it relieves pain, stress, illness, a beating every game and practice while playing the violent contact sport. NFL players frequent chiropractors, massage therapists, and other therapeutic treatments during the season, but once they become a client of Ripi, ““players say her sessions are their most important treatment, they feel more loose, more exible,”” according to the New York Times. The Pittsburgh Steelers even hires Ripi to perform acupuncture treatments at linebacker James Farrior’’s house for their weekly ““spa night.”” Acupuncture sessions have also been shown to promote tissue regeneration and reduce pain for athletes post-surgery like Pirates pitcher, Kris Benson. Benson began acupuncture treatments after having Tommy John surgery performed on his throwing arm. Regular acupuncture treatments enabled him to return to the MLB less than one year post-op, where he posted one of his best seasons ever. Perhaps the only downfall to acupuncture is the fact that since it is a relatively new treatment in the world of sports, more research is needed to understand long-term effects of the technique and regulation may need to be established. However, it is difcult to research the side effects of acupuncture, as pro-athletes are unwilling to risk their incredible body power and health to nd out. The known side effects of acupuncture are classied as ““few and mild,”” but athletes are advised to refrain from play for at least six hours post-treatment. This is because dizziness is a common side effect that could be lethal for athletes who head back out to play too soon. On the other hand, acupuncture treatments have benetted many with more efcient cardiac output by decreasing heart rate and stroke volume, increased exibility, pain relief, reduced scar tissue formation, and overall improvements in health and mood of those who indulge in regular treatments. For pro-athletes who count on this 3,000 year-old holistic treatment, the benets far outnumber the potential hazards of acupuncture.

Jessica Rutledge •• Sports Editor [email protected] Twitter: @InformerSports and helps prevent injuries. Acupuncturist Lisa Ripi is a living testament to the power of the ancient healing process; own out to Miami, New York, Pittsburgh, and Cincinnati six days out of the week by forty NFL players who pay $1,200 per day for her coveted acupuncture technique. Ripi’’s techniques are a more modern twist, inserting needles where players are sore to increase blood ow and loosen muscles - though these points sometimes stray from the ancient meridian road map. ““Players require individualized treatment,”” said Ripi in a New York Times article. ““Steelers linebacker James Harrison takes more than 300 needles, and Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora begs for fewer than 40.”” Ripi’’s acupuncture treatment is considered a prize gem to NFL players, their aching bodies endure

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Palmer says many players look to McCowan (above) as a leader.

UFL, bright future
Continued from page 12 their hearts out for their fans. Under the guidance of Coach Chris Palmer, Hartford ended with a 3-5 record for the 2010 season. Although Palmer admits that there were shortcomings, he is proud, ““from a team standpoint, last year we didn’’t win any games,”” he said. ““This year we won three, and I think that bodes well for the future of the organization,”” Palmer said. Palmer was hired as head coach in 2009 after the Sentinels red Ted Cottrell in the aftermath of his 0-6 debut UFL season. Palmer’’s rich coaching legacy has helped turn the Colonials around, ““I am happy in what I’’m doing, you never know what’’s around the corner, but as long as they don’’t throw me out the door I’’m coming back every day.”” Palmer is also condent that as the UFL continues to grow, many players will vie to play in the semipro league because of the unique experience it offers. ““Obviously we would have liked to have won more games,”” Palmer said, ““but ultimately the difference between the rst place team and the last place team is two games. I think that the NFL would like to see some parity and we [UFL] have it.”” This season, three Hartford Colonials were signed to NFL teams including the Redskins, Baltimore Ravens, and the Seattle Seahawks. For the off-season, Palmer says, ““There is talk that we are going to play televised games on Sundays in August, but we don’’t know what else is going to happen.”” While Palmer looks forward to next season and working his team to the top, he also hopes that word of mouth will help the Colonials’’ fan base grow for their 2011 season. ““I am excited about the future in Hartford, I think the fans have been great, and I think everyone leaves our games with a positive experience,”” Palmer said.

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Caribbean Challenge competition too hot for Hawks
ontinued f m pag 1 ti ued from page 12. g Continued from page 12. beyond the arc in the rst half. This lacking offensive performance would not rival the Phoenix’’s 50 percent from the eld and 20 percent from long range. Netting 27 points in the second half helped the Lady Hawks close the gap, but it was not enough to dig Hartford out of their rst half decit, resulting in a 44-78 loss. Post player, Ilicia Mathis had 15 points despite the loss, 12 of which were the result of free throws. On the following day, Black Friday couldn’’t h a v e seemed bleaker after Hartford battled the University of Utah Utes. The Utes Hartford’’s strong l e a d slipped through their ngers when Utah quickly added 10 points to tie the game with only 2:15 left to play. The Utes outplayed the Lady Hawks who were unable to capitalize on a lay-up and two shots from outside the arc, losing a tight game in the nal minutes a margin of 51-45. The loss was disappointing and didn’’t reect the efforts of Hartford senior and third team all-conference, Jackie Smith, who scored 17 points, three assists, two rebounds, and one steal during the game. Smith netted all but two of her 17 points from outside of the arc. The women of the University of Hartford basketball team nished the Challenge on Saturday.
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Rizzotti is condent her Hawks will be ying high again soon.

Lady Hawks drop nal game 71-65
By Josh Batelli Special to the Informer The Lady Hawks may have been playing at the Aventura Palace Resort in sunny Mexico, but their 71-65 loss to Penn State on Nov. 27 wasn’’t too hot. Hartford’’s final game in the Caribbean Challenge resulted in another disappointing loss for the Lady Hawks who were in Playa del Carmen, Mexico last Saturday. While moral victories are debatable for a strong program, the loss wasn’’t all bad news for the Hawks. The young team played down to the wire against Penn State, which is not only a ““Big Ten”” team, but also currently wields a 6-1 record. Coach Rizzotti commended her team’’s efforts in a post game interview on hartfordhawks.com, ““I told them that’’s the kind of team I can coach,”” she said. ““I can’’t coach the team that showed up three weeks ago at the start of the season, but I can work with the team that was out on the oor tonight,”” said Rizzotti. The Lady Hawks have had a rough start to their 2010-11 season, a stark comparison to last year when Hartford won seven straight to tip off the season until facing UConn last December. ““Although we made a lot of mistakes and we still didn’’t have rotations that I wanted, or we still had turnovers on offense, the effort and intensity and focus was there.”” The Hawks had four players in double figures on the night, but Hartford was unable to stop the Lady Lions’’ star freshman Maggie Lucas who knocked down seven threes while nishing with 27 points. The Hawks’’ Daphne Elliott played a great all around game contributing 15 points, shooting six of 12 from the eld. She also added seven rebounds and four steals. Hartford out-rebounded Penn State 31-29, but the game came down to the free throw line. The Lady Lions took advantage of their chances, going 13-18 from the stripe while the Hawks hit just three of 10. The women’’s basketball team will return to the states with a record of 1-6, and take on Harvard in Massachusetts on Friday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m.

entered the Caribbean Challenge with a record of 2-1, but had suffered a loss to Penn State in tournament play the day before. Shooting the long ball with 50 percent from around the arc, the Lady Hawks held onto an 8-7 lead through the end of the rst half, and Ilicia Mathis’’ three-pointer opened up the Hawks’’ lead to 15-9 with less than ten minutes to play.

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Hawks can’’t hang with Bulldogs at Yale:
Road-game losing streak extends to 5 in New Haven
ketball team drops to 1-5. Poor shooting trends emerged at the start of the game and continued into the rst 3:59 of the second half as Yale went on an 8-0 run after intermission, gaining a 14-point advantage. The Hawks were unable to put up a single point until Zeglinski sank a three pointer, his rst points netted during the game. Junior guard Clayton Brothers followed up Zeglinski with a three pointer of his own, and the lead was then cut to eight points. But Yale diminished the brief Hartford momentum by netting three pointers of their own, nishing 12 for 20 beyond the arc. With 1:27 left on the clock, Yale’’s 75-68 lead was cut to ve after Brothers converted a lay-up. Porter Braswell of Yale answered with one point on two free throws after a quick foul. Hartford freshman Mustafaa Jones then hit a runner followed by a three pointer from Zeglinski to pull the Hawks within one, 76-75. Unfortunately the Bulldogs made their free throws while the Hawks came up empty the rest of the way as Yale narrowly escaped with the victory. Despite the loss, Hartford shot 41.4 percent from the oor, recorded 19 bench points, and 34 rebounds, 12 of them offensive converting into 14 second chance points –– marking an all season highs for the Hawks. In a post game interview on hartfordhawks.com, Coach John Gallagher expressed his faith in the playing skills and dedication of Zeglinski, ““He’’s [Zeglinski] a handful, he’’s a kid that I’’ve known his whole life, and we’’ll be okay come January, February,”” he said. Gallagher also discussed the passion and immense determination that motivates his team to ght in every game, ““you’’re ghting for your respect as a man, and I really mean that,”” he said. ““You forget about basketball,”” Gallagher explained, ““and you say to yourself, ‘‘alright, I just want to make sure that people realize who we are.’’”” The Hawks have yet to win a game on the road, and also lost to Fordham 61-57 last Saturday after dropping their double-digit second-half lead in the Bronx. Zeglinski and fellow senior Milton Burton put up season best point totals, netting 21 and 15 respectively, but neither was able to save the game. The Hawks return to action on their home turf Thursday, Dec. 2 at 7:00 p.m. when the University of Hartford hosts Brown. - Charlie Paullin, Staff writer

Even senior Joe Zeglinski’’s 21 second-half points were not enough on Tuesday as the Hawks were unable to come back against Yale, losing the game 81-76. Tuesday night’’s loss marks number ve as the Hartford men’’s bas-

Hartford Colonials blow out UFL champs in nal game of season
By Jessica Rutledge Sports Editor The Las Vegas Locos may have won the UFL Championship title last weekend, but it was the Hartford Colonials who played like pros in their nal game of the season. Fans braved the biting cold without a single complaint as the Colonials pulled out a stellar 27-14 victory over the Locos on Nov. 20 to conclude their second UFL season of play. Swank returned to kick-off the second quarter with a 20-yd eld goal for a 13-0 lead, but the Locos answered back with only 0:45 left. Running 55 yards in less than one minute, the Locos’’ DeDe Dorsey carried the ball into the end zone on a four-yard touchdown. Halftime loomed only seconds away as QB Josh McCown tossed the ball to Tyson Devree, and the tight end ran a 39-yard touchdown with 0:00 left on the clock. The Colonials’’ DB Quintin Demps blew the game out of reach for the Locos when he scored on a 79-yard interception return, boosting Hartford to 27-7 in the third. A fourth quarter Las Vegas touchdown with 6:56 on the clock would be the last of the game, as the Colonials crushed the Locos with a nal score of 27-14. The Colonials’’nal game blowout is a testament to the character and dedication of the team; the

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Lady Hawks y, play ‘‘south of the border’’
Caribbean Challenge
By Hayden Harrower Staff writer While most students were stuffing their faces with their families on Thanksgiving and shopping for deals on Black Friday, the Lady Hawks traveled south of the border for the 2010 Caribbean Challenge. Posting a record of 1-5, the University of Hartford women’’s basketball team was led by sophomore guard Alex Hall as they looked to boost team morale University of Hartford students were spotted enjoying the game. Sam Swank (K) lit up the Colonials’’ scoreboard on a 38-yard eld goal only minutes into the rst quarter. Hartford’’s early 3-0 lead jumped to 10-0 when linebacker Danny Lansanah capitalized on an interception, running the ball 48 yards for a touchdown. Rentschler stadium was electric as elated fans erupted in cheers and applause over the Colonials efforts that led to their 20-7 lead. It was clear to Las Vegas and the crowded stands at the end of the rst half: Hartford was in it to win it.
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tremendous efforts shown by each player appeared the be of championship title caliber, but in reality this game held no weight for the Colonials after missing the championship cut - they played See UFL bright future page 10

and condence with a win. Thursday marked the start of the tournament as the Hawks took on No. 23, Wisconsin-Green Bay. The University of WisconsinGreen Bay Phoenix entered the event with a record of 3-0, having defeated the likes of George Washington University, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Hartford did not start off well, shooting only 25 percent from the eld and only nine percent from See Caribbean Challenge too hot for Hawks page 11

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