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Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019

Since 1899 • The Truth Shall Bear All Light


Volume 119, Issue 21

Standard workload up for vote


NOAH THORNBURGH contract is a victory for all parties over that time period, so, you The administration will spend a when the pay gap between new
News Editor and follows about 2 years of civil know, that can set things back.” total of $10 million on salary, in- hires and senior professors de-
negotiations. The university released a state- cluding raises and the development creases as the university increases
DeKALB — The United Faculty “Negotiations can often be con- ment Oct. 18 stating they were fund, during the four years of the the wages new hires receive. An
Alliance’s tentative agreement in- tentious, as we pleased with the negotiations. The contract, according to a summary inversion is when new hires make
cludes salary raises, a $750,000 saw in, say, the university declined to comment of the contract put together by the more than senior professors.
research fund and a guaranteed [Chicago Teach- further at this time. UFA. The summary states this to- Salary compression was found to
standard teaching workload. er’s Union] strike tal is a 23% increase in university be widespread at the university, ac-
The contract was ratified by the or a few years The contract spending for faculty salaries. cording to the study.
union Oct. 18. The Board of Trust- ago when [Uni- Under the contract, unionized Weffer said the across-the-board “Salary inversion occurs in de-
ees will vote on the agreement Nov. versity of Illinois faculty members would see a 3% raise NIU employees received fall partments of the College of Busi-
14. Chicago] went salary raise for all three years of 2018 was the first he received since ness and the College of Engineer-
The UFA, which was first rec- on strike,” Wef- SIMÓN he started. ing and Engineering Technology,”
the contract. Non-unionized fac-
ognized by the Illinois Regulation fer said. “But, for WEFFER The administration would spend the study reads. “Several other de-
UFA executive ulty members received a 3% salary
and Labor Board in June 2016, cur- the most part, ev- increase in May. $500,000 every year for the three partments have compression ratios
board
rently represents over 500 tenured eryone was civil member If ratified, the contract would set years of the contract to correct for associate professors that are
and tenure-track faculty members and professional, a base pay of $62,500 for assistant salary compressions or inversions close to 1.0, indicating serious sal-
at NIU. and it just took some time because professors, $67,500 for associate based on the 2015-2016 Faculty ary compression.”
Simón Weffer, executive board it’s the first contract, but also they professors and $77,500 for full pro- Salary Study.
member for the UFA, said the have four different lead negotiators fessors. Salary compression refers to Please see Contract | page 2

Huskies
drop
opener
QUENTIN WILSON
Contributor

DeKALB — A second quarter


run from the Harvard University
Crimson buried the women’s bas-
ketball team 59-53 Tuesday in its
Xavier - Thomas Mendoza | Northern Star
opening game.
Senior guard Myia Starks charges through three Crimson defenders Tuesday in
“[It’s] obviously not the result we the Huskies’ season opener. The team lost 59-53 at the Convocation Center.
were looking for,” Head Coach Lisa
Carlsen said. “We got a lot of good field, hitting one three-point shot game. Mullaney hit four of her six
looks on the offensive end, but the in 10 attempts. She increased her shots from deep range while grab-
ball didn’t go in the basket nearly point total at the free-throw line, bing four rebounds. Her perfor-
often enough.” hitting seven of eight shots. mance helped Harvard obtain a
NIU struggled offensively, “I felt good,” Woods said. “I need 20-16 lead after the first.
shooting 22% from the field and to be able to impact the game in In the second quarter, the Hus-
20% from the three-point range. other ways. I struggled to put the kies’ offensive struggles started to
Redshirt senior guard Court- ball in the basket when I couldn’t surface, and their defense could not
ney Woods scored a team-high 22 get a three in.” pick up the slack.
points in her first game back since First-year guard Lola Mullaney, Xavier - Thomas Mendoza | Northern Star
tearing her ACL during the 2018-19 who scored 14 points in the first Redshirt senior guard Courtney Woods reaches for a layup Tuesday, passing by
season. Woods shot 32% from the quarter, led Harvard through the Please see Basketball | page 7 Crimson defender Mackenzie Barta in the women’s basketball season opener.

Theatre to perform unfinished Kafka novel as play


CHRIS PLUMERY man who fights a powerful bureau- with that text because we can only written today,” Gelman said. “We community,” said Gelman.
Contributor cracy, attempting to gain entry into be ourselves, and then the audi- like to think we do classical work One of those community mem-
a castle where he has been sum- ence comes in, and it becomes a or old writings that have been bers is Suzanne Rosenik, market-
DeKALB — The School of The- moned to work. The villagers hold layer [sic] of that dialogue, and now around for centuries because of its ing director for the School of The-
atre and Dance will host “The the castle in high regard and act as we’re all talking to each other.” age. We don’t do it because its old; atre and Dance.
Castle,” an adaptation of the novel if the leaders can do no wrong. Jo- The novel was never finished. we do it despite of its age, because “I’m very excited about the show;
written by Franz Kafka. sef K, or K, is the only villager who Kafka died of tuberculosis before it doesn’t have an age.” I’m looking forward to seeing what
Opening night will begin 7:30 can see past the lies. it was completed. There have been Gelman said he chose the play the performance will bring,” Rose-
p.m. Friday and will run through K is most likely Kafka projecting many theories, created by his fans, for a multitude of reasons. He said nik said.
Sunday in the Corner Theater at himself into his writing, Alexander that have come with the dialogue it is his favorite work by Kafka, and “The play is a type of conversa-
the Stevens Building. The show will Gelman, director of The School of that the audience wants to finish, there is a dialogue to be had for it. tion with the audience,” Gelman
continue Nov. 14 through Nov. 16. Theatre and Dance, said. according to Gelman. “Every piece we choose for pro- said. “This play was a conversation
Tickets will be $7 and can be pur- “This is how he sees the world,” Gelman spoke about a univer- duction is there to serve multiple we wanted to have.”
chased through the School of The- Gelman said. “In theatre, we take salism that the play evokes, tran- needs: to train the students work- Christopher Plumery is a contributor.
atre and Dance website. a terrific writer and their world- scending time. ing on it [and] having a sense of He can be reached at
“The Castle” is a story about a view, and we enter into a dialogue “It seems like it could have been dialogue we want to have with our editor@northernstar.info.
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Contract includes
layoff protections
Contract | From page 1 the state budget crisis. The Chica- Weffer said this would prevent
go Tribune reported Western Illi- any selective teaching workloads.
Weffer said the $500,000 is not nois University laid off 132 faculty “The language that the univer-
going to address possible sex or members in March. sity had was basically something
race wage differences. “We wanted to ensure there was like, ‘in general, it’s 18 units,’” he
The study states there is a pos- a fair and equitable process,” Wef- said. “But what does that mean? Michael Escobar | Northern Star
sibility for sex and race discrimina- fer said. Does that mean I get to teach 12 Michael Espinos (right), educational technology specialist and STEM
tion, but the conclusion cannot be In the event of program discon- units because you like me, and communicator, raises his hand Tuesday during a panel on cybersecurity at the
made strongly. tinuation, the union would have you’re making [another professor] Barsema Alumni and Visitor’s Center.
An additional fund of 1% of the a Program Elimination Review teach 24 because you don’t like
university’s total salary expendi-
ture will go toward merit increases
each year.
The contract states the merit
Committee tasked with advising
the executive vice president and
provost on programs being con-
sidered for elimination when a
[them]?”
The contract lists requirements
for unionized faculty offices. The
administration will not be able to
Experts discuss
increases will be determined by a
Faculty Service Report conducted
annually, in conjunction with the
annual departmental evaluations.
unionized faculty member would
be at risk of losing their job.
The provost would provide the
committee with a list of programs
relocate these faculty without “rea-
sonable justification and notifica-
tion.”
The contract includes a no-
internet security
The university would set aside being considered for elimina- strike agreement by the union and ASHLEY DWY digital portrait, and it will follow
$750,000 in a professional develop- tion 90 days before the elimina- a no-lockout agreement by the ad- Contributor them in college, in their careers and
ment fund for research and curric- tion would result in the layoff of ministration. into the military.”
ular improvements. The contract a unionized faculty member, the Weffer said negotiations for a James O’Hagan, director of digi-
DeKALB — To talk about how
summary states the offer came af- contract states. The committee new contract could start in sum- tal and virtual learning for the Ra-
to protect online users, five experts
ter the UFA spoke at the Sept. 12 would present its recommenda- mer 2021, or the union and admin- cine Unified School District in Wis-
answered questions from a modera-
Board of Trustees meeting. tions to the Board of Trustees’ istration could agree to renew the consin, advised not to limit a child’s
tor and the audience 6 to 7:30 p.m.
The union would receive layoff Academic Affairs, Student Affairs contract for another term. screen time too much depending
Tuesday at Barsema Alumni and
protections, the contract states. and Personnel Committee meeting on the living situation of the family
Visitor Center’s Ballroom.
There are only two acceptable at least 30 days before the Board of involved.
The event started with a hall re-
layoffs for union members: in the Trustees would vote to remove the More information ception from 5:30 to 6 p.m. when He said that, especially for stu-
event of a declared financial need program. dents who do not feel relevant or
The Board of Trustees will audience members talked and ate.
by the university or in the event of The contract would establish an connected in school, students are
vote on the contract Nov. 14. A little before 6 p.m., they filed into
program discontinuation. 18 credit hour equivalent maxi- able to feel that sense of relevancy
If passed, the contract would the ballroom to take their seats.
Weffer said the union negotiated mum workload per academic year and connectivity when they step
take effect immediately. During the panel, Michael Cha-
these terms to prevent something for unionized faculty. The univer- into a video game.
hino, Chief Information Officer
like the layoffs that occurred at sity would pay at least $1,750 per Noah Thornburgh is the news editor. “We’re seeing a high crime area,
and Executive Director of Network
Western Illinois University during credit hour for any overload teach- He can be reached at and the parents will not let their
Operations and Information Secu-
ing a unionized faculty accepts. editor@northernstar.info. kids play outside during the sum-
rity at Elgin Community College,
described different types of attacks mer and they insist on keeping them
hackers attempt, such as pushing inside all of the time,” O’Hagan said.

Editor in Chief a political agenda, bringing down


servers, financial attacks against
institutions or individuals and even
identity theft.
“So, where are they supposed to
play? Pew Research data is telling us
that 97% of boys and 83% of girls in
the teenage range are playing video
games,”
The Northern Star is preparing to choose “There are about 1500 attacks per
During the cybersecurity panel,
its Editor in Chief for the Spring 2020 Application Deadline: minute [against our firewall], so
it’s constant attack,” Chahino said. there were many elements of cy-
“These cyber attackers are well fi- berspace brought up, such as online
Semester. This is the top posistion at the
student operated newspaper. Duties
11/12/19 nanced and have a lot of resources.
We’re always trying to catch up.”
accounts like email and banking
accounts, video games, social me-
These attacks happen partially dia and even online classes were
include: overseeing all departments and Applications are accepted and reviewed by brought up.
because of the common practice of
the Northern Star Publication Board, having one password for multiple Jason Rhode, executive direc-
employees, hiring, firing and being the tor of extended learning at NIU,
which interviews candidates and forwards accounts, Joe Jaruseki, Director of
final authority for all content. He or she Infrastructure Technology for Na- said that, even with online classes,
all names to the Northern Star perville School District 203, said. people are still leaving a digital foot-
assigns, edits and writes news stories and print.
Chahino advised users to set strong
editorials. Management board, which is made up of passwords. “If you’re seriously consider-
“Hackers know you use the same ing an online program, don’t just
student managers and editors. That board window shop,” Rhode said. “Re-
Qualifications makes the final decision.
password for everything,” Jaruseki
said. “That’s why it’s very important
to have a difficult password for dif-
quest more information and speak
to someone about it to really get a
- Must be an NIU student in good academic To apply - Send resume, cover letter, clips ferent accounts.” sense for what the program consists
or other supporting materials to: Chahino said the cybersecurity of, what protections are there, etcet-
standing. panel was there to increase aware- era. There are lots of great opportu-
nities where you can increase your
- Must be enrolled at NIU with a minimum ness for adults. Children do not
of 6 credit hours.
Maria Krull understand the how important the skills and gain credentials that will
help you move ahead in your life
internet is in the modern age. The
and your career. Don’t be afraid of
- Must have worked at least two semesters Northern Star Publication human element of cybersecurity is
online learning.”
needing to be more aware of what
and must have been a Northern Star editor, Board c/o Northern Star is put on the internet. He also said Rhode said the internet opens up
nothing ever leaves the internet; new ways of learning nowadays that
or assistant editor for at least one semester. nothing is deleted forever. were not possible two decades ago.
Campus Life Building 130 “You do have access and rights to
OR Cover Letter should include:
- Must have worked at least two semes- 1. Journalism and/or management experience
be on your kids’ accounts,” Jaruseki
said. “Their online presence is their
Ashley Dwy is a contributor.
She can be reached at
editor@northernstar.info.

ters for a campus or community general 2. Strengths & weaknesses Corrections


audience newspaper, and must have 3. Career aspiriations
been an editor at that paper at least one 4. Why do you want to be the editor in chief? On Nov. 4, the Northern Star printed a headline on page one that read
5. What do you see as the Northern Star’s “Huskie Line adds 2L overflow bus.” The headline should read, “Huskie Line
semester. adds 2R overflow bus.”
- Must be an NIU student in good three biggest strengths and three biggest
On Oct. 31, the Northern Star printed a headline on page three that read
academic standing. weaknesses? “NIU sees increase in reported crime.” This is misleading, since the total re-
- Must be enrolled at NIU with a 6. What changes would you like to make, if ported crimes did not increase, only the number of reported Violence Against
Women Act crimes.
minimum of 6 credit hours. selected?
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SEASite:
Photo illustration by Kurt Bitting and Sophie Myong

An outdated website racks up 41 million hits


NOAH JOHNSON
Contributor

DeKALB — Tagalog instructor


Rhodalyne Gallo-Crail sat in Wat-
son Hall’s Language Learning cen-
ter, scrolling down a website that
garnered 41 million hits last year.
The website is called SEAsite. It’s
an award-winning set of free learn-
ing resources for the study of South-
east Asian languages, literature and
cultures. SEAsite offers free instruc-
tion in Burmese, Tagalog, Indone-
sian, Thai and Khmer.
“This is the only comprehen-
sive website in the world that spe- Northern Star
cifically focuses on the Southeast A SEASite page on Vietnamese fruits, designed in 2000, is shown above.
Asian region,” Gallo-Crail said, as
she clicked in and out of the only and Thailand, with over one mil- course.
Phillipino constitution written in lion. “I think it’s really good mate-
Tagalog available online. States such as California and New rial to use when you’re studying for
She has been developing SEA- York were more active on the site your class,” Malloe said. “Outside of
site’s Tagalog material for 23 years than Illinois last year, despite SEA- class, I also think it’s a really good
with help from her graduate assis- site being unique to NIU. California resource to learn more about the
tants. attracted over 1 million hits, New culture you’re studying.”
York attracted over 227,000 and Il- SEASite could improve its adver-
linois attracted over 145,000. tising, Malloe said.
In a time when
“ globalization is a
reality and national
borders are as
“I don’t even know how many
pages [there are] actually,” Gallo-
Crail said, scrolling through vocab-
ulary lessons. “Just in the Phillipine
site alone there are thousands of
“I don’t think many people know
about it,” Malloe said. “To be honest
with you, I didn’t know about it un-
til six months into taking Tagalog.”
As Gallo-Crail continues to navi-
web pages, from culture to vocabu- gate through the massive website,
porous as now, the lary to language learning and any- she comes across web-pages that
Filipino identity is thing else that you could think of.” will no longer open.
promoted, contin- Francis Buenaventura is a lan- Earl Jones, director of the Center
guage acquisition teacher at The for Southeast Asian Studies, said
ued and preserved Beacon School in Taguig City, Phil- that a lack of computer expertise
by SEASite together ippines. He came across SEAsite in has led to some aspects of SEAsite
with other South- 2012. The site caters to the unique becoming unusable.
situation his students are in. “There are some parts of the web-
east Asian coun- “Most of my students are Filipino site that appear old, which isn’t a
tries.” and are exposed with the language, fatal problem, but there are some
but their mother tongue happens parts that can’t be made to work
FRANCIS BUENAVENTURA to be English,” Buenaventura said. unless you have an old computer,”
Language acquisition “English is their language at home, Jones said.
teacher in the Philippines with their friends and [they] would Jones said the Center for South-
almost always be out of the country, east Asian Studies will be using its
Funded by the U.S. Department during breaks and holidays.” annual federal funding to gradually
of Education and the U.S. Depart- SEAsite helps give his students update the site.
ment of Defense, SEAsite began in exposure to Filipino tradition, lan- “Since NIU is the only univer-
1983 with the work of NIU faculty guage, history and culture. sity in the country to have these
and staff, including Asian linguist “In a time when globalization is resources, we see the importance
John Hartman and two computa- a reality and national borders are as of redesigning it and making it
tional linguists, Jim Henry and Bob porous as now, the Filipino identity sustainable,” Gallo-Crail said, look-
Zerwkh. Henry and Zerwkh devel- is promoted, continued and pre- ing at 23 years worth of her work.
oped the databases for the project served by SEASite together with “There’s a lot of materials on the
in addition to SEAsite’s Java applets. other Southeast Asian countries,” website that you won’t be able to
Among countries most active Buenaventura said. find anywhere else.”
in using SEAsite last year were the Kaela Malloe, sophomore South-
east Asian Studies minor, used SEA- Noah Johnson is a contributor.
Philippines, with over 17 million He can be reached at
hits, the U.S., with over five million, site during her Tagalog translation
editor@northernstar.info.
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Think Floyd USA plays Pink Floyd’s songs before a large crowd. The group will perform 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the
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S&E PROPERTIES Pink Floyd tribute arrives


AND MANAGEMENT PARKER OTTO
Entertainment Editor
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and the 1977 album “Animals,” ac-
cording to a Nov. 4, 2018 Northern
Star article.
“We love to have them,” Pugh
“ ways a good show.
Every time they
come back, it keeps
The group will perform a selec- said. “Plus, they are from Chicago,
tion of tracks by Pink Floyd, includ- so it’s good to help local groups.” getting better.”
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Degree program
supports students
program promotes Advanced 654 students in mechanical engi-
Placement and dual credit classes neering and 741 students in psy-
in high school as a way to earn chology, according to the 2018-
class credit for both NIU and Kish- 2019 university data book.
waukee College, according to the “We decided to start the pro-
Kishwaukee College website. The gram with these 5 degree pathways
college estimates a student can as a foundation because they are
JORDAN RADLOFF
Contributor have the possibility to save over the top 5 majors for transfer stu-
$46,000 in tuition costs by earning dents from Kishwaukee College,”
32 credits in high school, 64 cred- said Smith. “Eventually we will Photo Illustration by Xavier-Thomas Mendoza
NIU has partnered with Kish- its at Kishwaukee College and then look into adding more pathways Music therapy is used to help a variety of illnesses such as Alzheimer’s and
waukee College to create a pro- transfer to NIU to complete any for more students.” Autism. Therapy consists of using parts of music to help a person reach a goal.
gram that will allow students from remaining credit hours. There are many other high
certain high schools to get asso-

Patients respond
AP credits can be an excellent school students who would be able
ciate’s and bachelor’s degrees in way for high school students to get to benefit from this program who
three years. This can be beneficial a jumpstart on their college educa- are pursuing a different career path
to students trying to save time and tions. In 2018, a total of 5,090,324 from the five current options, and
limit tuition costs. The initiation of
this program is a positive decision
by both colleges, and it should be
expanded to include more career
paths.
AP exams were taken by 2,808,990
students, according to the 2018
College Board AP Program Sum-
mary Report.
hopefully the program will start to
add more as it grows in the coming
years. to music therapy
NIU accepts an AP score of 3 or within music allow a person to re-
Students who are involved in higher for most AP exams in order Eventually we will
this program will begin attending
Kishwaukee College in Fall 2020,
Ron Smith, director of Commu-
nity College Partnerships said.
to award credit for a college course,
according to the university AP
score guide. The maximum score a
student can receive on an AP test is
“ look into adding
more pathways for
students.”
spond, in order to meet their goals,”
Joyce Choi, music therapy graduate
student at Illinois State University,
said.
The American Music Therapy
“We are very excited for this pro- a 5. Students who are willing to put HUNTER WESTON
gram and believe that it is a great Association website focuses on
in the extra work in these college- Contributor spreading awareness of music ther-
way for local students to save time RON SMITH
level classes in high school can re- Director of Community apy instead of simply using it.
and money while getting both an ceive a big payoff for their work. Music is a universal language. It’s
associate’s and bachelor’s degree, as College Partnerships “The mission of the American
The 2 Degrees in 3 Years pro- one of humanity’s best pleasures be- Music Therapy Association is to ad-
well provide them the opportunity gram creates an important incen- cause no matter the language spo-
to stay in the area for a college edu- vance public awareness of the ben-
tive for high school students to ken or experiences shared, everyone efits of music therapy and increase
cation,” said Smith. think about their college and ca- The decision to create a way for can appreciate music and what it of-
The 2 Degrees in 3 Years access to quality music therapy ser-
reer goals early. students to save time and money fers. Because of this, music can be vices in a rapidly-changing world,”
The program is currently avail- while pursuing a higher education used therapeutically to help those according to the American Music
Eligible high schools able for five major programs: busi- shows the support the university with medical conditions. Therapy Association website.
ness administration, computer has for its students. The 2 Degrees Not only is the association’s pur-
•DeKalb High School science, elementary education, in 3 Years program has great po- pose to practice music therapy but
•Genoa-Kingston High School mechanical engineering and psy- tential to serve even more students
Music therapy also to spread knowledge. Some of
•Hiawatha High School
•Indian Creek High School
•Rochelle Township High
School
•Sycamore High School
chology. For the 2018 fall semester,
there were 768 students majoring
in business administration, 777
students in computer science, 330
in the future.

Jordan Radloff is a contributor.


He can be reached at
“ specifically utilizes
the music, whatever
components within
the benefits of music therapy in-
clude drug-free treatment, gaining
musical knowledge, relieving stress
and pain alleviation.
students in elementary education, editor@northernstar.info. “Just listening to music on your
music allow a per- own isn’t quite music therapy,” Choi
son to respond, in said. “You have to be working with
a music therapist, and that thera-
order to meet their peutic relationship that you de-
goals.” velop with that professional in that
setting, that is really more of what
JOYCE CHOI you’d call music therapy.”
Music therapy graduate Besides simply listening to mu-
student at Illinois State sic, music therapy uses practices
University like singing music, writing music
and playing instruments. The treat-
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Music therapy is used to help music therapy has science to back it
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NIU routs Lakers


MIKE KNAPP with a game-high 19 points. The
Contributor senior,from Gary, Indiana shot
7-for-10 from the field and 3-for-6
DeKALB — While college bas- from behind the 3-point arc.
ketball teams around the country In all, 11 Huskies scored with
began their regular seasons Tues- seven players scoring seven points
day night, the men’s basketball or more. Mateen came off the
team had one more dress rehears- bench to join German in double
al. figures with 10 points, while ju-
Taking on Roosevelt University nior forward Nathan Scott had
in an exhibition game ahead of nine points while grabbing seven
Saturday’s home opener against rebounds. Junior forward Chris
Northern Iowa University, the Johnson had a game-high 12 re-
Huskies had little trouble Tuesday bounds while adding eight points.
from the visiting Lakers, rolling First-year guard Quin Riggins
to a 29-point halftime lead before led Roosevelt with 13 points.
running away to an 85-50 win. The Huskies will open the regu-
The Huskies used a 16-2 run lar season 3 p.m. Saturday when
midway through the first half to they host Northern Iowa at the
jump out to a Convocation Center.
20-4 advantage
and finished the
half leading 39- Home schedule Northern Star
Junior Catherine Biddle (left) performs a beam routine Nov. 15 at the Convocation Center, and senior Amanda Bartemio
10.
performs a routine Feb. 27 during The Beauty and The Beast Meet held at the Convocation Center.
Overall, the •3 p.m. Nov. 9 vs Northern
NIU defense
ZAIRE
MATEEN
Guard
held Roosevelt
to just 4-for-31
shooting in the
first half and
Iowa University
•6 p.m. Nov. 15 vs Coppin
State University
•3 p.m. Nov. 16 vs Rockford
Huskies ready to compete
University
outrebounded the Lakers 39-21. MADDIE BARRETT Championships, making her a key 9. The meet starts 7 p.m. Jan. 24 in
•7 p.m. Nov. 18 vs Long-
The Huskies grabbed 14 boards on Assistant Sports Editor performer in winning the meet for Normal.
wood University
the offensive end and turned that NIU for the first time in gymnastics The Huskies compete against the
•7 p.m. Nov. 25 vs Oakland
into six second-chance points. DeKALB — Huskie gymnastics’ school history. Lord also received a Central Michigan University Chip-
NIU stretched its lead as high as
University
schedule has been set for the season 9.800 on beam at the NCAA Cham- pewas 1 p.m. Feb. 2 in the Convoca-
39 points on a junior guard Zaire
•1 p.m. Dec. 21 vs University
and released to the public. It will be pionships, the Huskies’ second-best tion Center. NIU will then take on
Mateen free throw with 13 min- of Wisconsin – Green Bay
facing teams inside and outside its regional score on balance beam all- Eastern Michigan University 5 p.m.
utes left in the game, but the Lak- •3:30 p.m. Jan. 11 vs Eastern
conference. time. Feb. 7 in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
ers shot 49% in the second half, Michigan University
NIU will compete against 11 “I think [achieving my goal] is NIU will then compete in an-
and NIU owned just a 46-40 edge •7 p.m. Jan. 14 vs University
teams in total with four regular sea- just about putting the work in at the other non-conference meet when
on the scoreboard in the second of Akron son meets. gym,” Lord said. “Making sure I get it participates in the George Wash-
half. •3 p.m. Jan. 25 vs Western “We’ve learned and we’ve cre- those numbers in and don’t count ington Quad Meet against North
Senior guard Michigan University ated a pretty good travel system, so anything less than my best. I think Carolina State University, Temple
Eugene Ger- •7 p.m. Jan. 28 vs Ohio I feel like we compete on the road the more I do that the more confi- University and George Washington
man, who will University pretty well,” Head Coach Sam Mor- dent I’ll be.” University.
begin the regu- •3 p.m. Feb. 3 vs Miami reale said. “I don’t think that’ll hurt The Red Black Intrasquad scrim- For the team’s last invite of the
lar season just University – Ohio us other than the fact that we have mage will be 6 p.m Nov. 22 at Victor season, it will travel for a meet 7
428 points be- •3 p.m. Feb. 8 vs Kent State less opportunity E. Court. The Huskies then travel p.m. Feb. 28 in Nashville, Tennesse
hind T.J. Lux University to show campus to compete against Kent State Uni- against Southeast Michigan State
EUGENE as the Huskies’ what we can do.” versity to begin their official season. University.
GERMAN all-time scor- Mike Knapp is a contributor. Gymnastics is The meet is at noon Jan. 12 in Kent, The Huskies will be back at home
Guard ing leader, He can be reached at coming off a sea- Ohio. 1 p.m. March 1 in the Convocation
paced NIU editor@northernstar.info. son that included “I’m super encouraged and posi- Center against Ball State University.
the 2019 Mid- tive about what I’ve seen so far and NIU will take on its last non-con-
American Con- where we are,” Morreale said. “We ference competition of the season
MIA ference Champi- will learn a lot more at the intra- 6 p.m. March 6 at the Convocation
LORD onship and two squad meet coming up since we’re Center against Illinois State.
Junior NCAA qualifying bringing in actual judges and it’ll be The Huskies will close regular
performers. Junior Mia Lord and realistic. For the most part that’s the season competition 1 p.m. March
former Huskie Anna Martucci trav- next real step.” 14 in Bowling Green, Ohio, against
eled to the 2019 NCAA Champion- The team will Bowling Green State University.
ships April 5 in Ann Arbor, Michi- pair up with NIU The 2020 MAC Championships
gan. wrestling to put are set for 1 p.m. March 21 in Ka-
The Huskies will look to improve on the annual lamazoo, Michigan as the Huskies
on their 13-7 record from the 2018- Beauty and The will attempt to retain their confer-
19 season. Lord says the team is set- Beast Meet when ence title.
ting the bar high, thanks to a cham- it will compete “We have expectations and goals
SAM
pionship season in 2019. against Western MORREALE that we set for ourselves,” Morreale
“I think last year it might’ve been Michigan Univer- Head Coach said. “The pressure would come
Araya Benegas | Northern Star
like ‘wow look how good NIU is sity 6 p.m. Jan. 17 from the fact that everybody else
Senior guard Eugene German defends an opponent Tuesday at NIU’s 85- doing,’ but I think definitely they’re in the Convocation Center. will probably expect the same re-
50 exhibition-match win against Roosevelt University at the Convocation expecting that greatness from us,” The team will then travel to take sults from us, but I don’t know that
Center. Lord said. “I think we’re definitely on Illinois State University, its first that’s our pressure.”
putting the pressure on ourselves to non-conference meet of the season.
stay ready and prove that we can do The Huskies shut out the Redbirds
Maddie Barrett is the
everything we did last year again.” last season in two separate meets, assistant sports editor
Lord received a score of 9.900 winning 195.750 to 195.075 March She can be reached at
on balance beam at the MAC 1, and 193.350 to 192.050 March editor@northernstar.info.

Carlsen says defensive struggles hurt team


Basketball | From page 1 shooting. In the third quarter, Har- rebounds to help the Crimson to
vard shot three of 15 from the field. their first win of the season.
The Huskies were outscored 19-8 NIU was not able to capitalize, hit- “[Harvard] left us opportunities
in the second quarter, allowing a ting only one shot in the quarter. to get back in the game,” Carlsen
17-point run by the Crimson. The The Huskies were able to cut the said. “I thought we got good shots,
lead grew to 18 points, but the Hus- lead down to four points by hitting and we are going to take good shots
kies were able to cut it down to 15 11 free throws in the fourth quarter, again.”
by the half. missing only one. NIU played the The Huskies’ next game will be
“In the first half [there] were foul game late in the game, allowing 1 p.m. Sunday at Scheels Center in
times we were a little [relaxed] on Harvard to shoot 40% from the line, Fargo, North Dakota, against the
the defensive end, and when you’re missing 12 free throws that would North Dakota State University Bi-
not shooting the ball well, those have put the game out of reach for son.
things get exploited,” Carlsen said. the Huskies.
In the second half, the Huskies Mullaney finished with 25 points,
Quentin Wilson is a contributor.
were able to turn up the inten- and senior forward Jeannie Boehm He can be reached at
sity, keeping the Crimson to 20% finished with 16 points and 14 editor@northernstar.info.
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