ST. JOHN FISHER COLLEGE VOLUME 2 - ISSUE 9 - February 19. 2003 C A R D I N A L i k C O U R I E R I n s i d e t h i s e d i t i o n What are they doing this week? Check out their antics on the Off the Wall page. Story on page 13 Fisher’s clab hockey takes to tk«e ice and gains a victory. Story on page 20 Freshman IMaria Lelinski dreams of writing screenplays. Story on page 17 INDEX VIEWPOINT. 2-3 Q & A ................... 4 NEWS..,,. ........... 5-6 TEDDI.,,. 9-12 OFF TUB WALL. 13 CALENDAR... 14-15 IN FOODS 16-17 SPORTS 18-20 N e w o f f i c e s s p u r d e b a t e MANAGING EDITOR KEVIN AUBREY With, the construction buzz around campus centering around the new Ralph C. Wilson building, many people are unaware of the ongoing construction, on. the Bots- ford stage. The upper stage area will be the new home to the Alum ni Development office. Housing six offices, four student work-study stations, and a conference room, the construction will allow the development office to vacate the second floor of Kearney and make it possible for the existing offices to expand. “I’m very excited. The construc tion will provide more space to accommodate meetings with exter nal contributors. It will also pro vide more storage space to make the office less cluttered,” said Asso ciate Vice President for Institution al Advancement Bill O’Connell. The move will place the Alumni Development office adjacent to the Capital Campaign office, which is currently located in Botsford. “The move will make things eas ier for alumni because they will have one main office to go to for all of their needs,” O’Connell said. However, the transition has not been so smooth for another group on campus. “Pm upset, hut it doesn’t sur prise me,” Fisher Players President Becca Gartz said, “We. have been kicked around all too often.” Gartz views the Botsford stage, which recently hosted Fisher Play ers’ production of The Vagina Monologues, as the best venue for performances at Fisher. “It Eias a much better stage, with better lighting and sound quality thaa Kearney Auditorium. Plus there are some problems with scheduling in Kearney” said Gartz. Before the construction started Fishe *1 Players had to remove their belongings from Botsford and have yet to find new storage space to fulfill their needs, “We have stuff in Kearney and in Botsford but there isn’t enough room for it,” said Gartz. “Ideally, we would like to have everything in one place.” According to Joe Burkart that may be possible in the near future. “Cmrremtly we are going through and cleaning out some space in Kearney for storage space for Fish er players,” Burkart said. Burkart commented on the rea soning behind the construction saying that, “There were some lia bility problems from the college’s standpoint to have a lot o f events in there, There is no way for some one with a disability to access the stage,, there are no restrooms that are adjacent to the area, and some of the life safety issues, like fire alarms, need to be updated. So from an overall planning stand point^ it fust made sense that now is probtibly the right time to do that.” Burkart said another reason for the decision to move came after it became evident that the student services offices on the second floor of Kearney needed to expand. “So<„ from an overall planning standpoint, it just made sense that A le x is Speck A construction worker paints the walls of the newly erected offices where the Botsford stage once uias. Construction began two weeks ago. now is probably the right time to do that.” The planning also includes improved lighting and sound sys tems in both Kearney Auditorium and Basil 135 and new seating for B-135. “The hope is that with the prop er planning and scheduling we will be able- to meet the needs of the Fisher Players in those two spaces,” Burkart said. Email addresses: email@example.com This weekend, February 21 and 22, the 21st annual Teddi dance for Love will take place on the St. John Fisher campus.The 24-haur dance marathon, raises money for terminally ill children at Camp Good Days and Special Times. Last year’s dance, pictured on the left, raised $21,500. See our extended coverage inside this edition. -Q & A with Missy Ziegler and Stephanie Sodeman- JPage 4 - Teddi 2003preview- P age 9 - Memories o f a father- Page 9 - Schedule of Events- P age 9 - Pictures o f Teddi 2003- Pages 10-11 - Camp Good Days and Special Times- Page 12 Photo courtesy of Ken Huth Second Mr. Fisher is crowned CONTRIBUTING WRITERS ERIN DORNEY and PAMELA WOODFORD The second annual BIr. Fisher pageant, sponsored by the Resi dent Student Association, drew a large crowd on Saturday evening as nine males graced the stage to see who would be crowned Mr. Fisher. Approximately 125 people filled Kearney Auditorhim to see these men take part in competi tions such as talent, cros-s dressing, formal wear, and a question answer session. Dressed in a long, purple evening gown and blonde wig, Jason Marsherall, a senior, over whelming dominated the show taking over the title of fMr. Fisher 2003. The event was an interesting one, however, with over twice as many contestants as last year’s competition. The: contestants at this year’s pageant displayed a variety of dif ferent talents. Defending champion Matt Con nors, a junior, performed his own rendition of “Girls! Girls! Girls!” after riding in on a scooter. Later on in the show, during the question and answer portion which posed the question of what movie star would portray him in a movie about his life, Connors answered Jason Biggs from \American Pie.” Junior Derek “Diesel” Desol, used the talent portion to pay trib ute to the Vagina Monologues by singing while sophomore Aaron Schmitt amused the audience by dancing to the “Peanut Butter and Jelly” soag while rapidly making a sandwich, which he then gave to one of the judges. Later in the _____________________ _________ _________________________ show, Schmitt donned a light green Erin Dorney and Pamela Woodford spring dress for the cross dressing Defending champion Matt Connors performs h is rendition o f “Girls! Girls! Girls!” while felloui contestant Dan linctz and friends dance in Continued on page 5 the background at Saturday’s Mr, Fisher contest in Kearney Aud.