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Friday, Sept. 20, 2002
New dean strives to improve College of Business
dates that businesses will hire.
“We are in such a great location for
business,” he adds. “It would be a shame
not to utilize that resource.”
The new dean would like to make
the business program more “attractive
and useful” to students as well as provide
good service to students and professors.
“The thing that is important for
students to realize is that if they do the
work, and succeed in school, we will
provide the best teaching staff and supplies possible,” Chaubey asserted.
During his free time, Chaubey likes
to play golf, do yard work, take a drive,
read or watch television. However, like
nearly any student on campus, one of
his favorite things to do is absolutely
nothing so he can relax.
“The thing I really want students to
know about me is that this is an office
with an open door,” Chaubey affirmed.
“If the students have any problems, they
can come to me. I never want them to
feel that they have no place to go. Come
here, and somebody will help you.”
Dr. Manmohan D. Chaubey was appointed the dean of the College of
Business Administration on July 1.
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The students are “my main focus,”
said Dr. Manmohan D. Chaubey, who
became the dean of the College of
Business Administration on July 1, who
wants to improve everything that affects
Originally from India, Chaubey
moved to the United States in 1997. He
recently moved to Newtown, Pa. with
his wife, dog and cat. He has a daughter
who will be graduating from Penn State
in December and a son who is a freshman, also at Penn State.
Chaubey was the associate dean
of the Eberly College of Business and
Information Technology of Indiana
University of Pennsylvania (IUP). He
worked at IUP for 17 years as both a
faculty member and an administrator.
“One of the reasons I chose Rider
University was because both my experience and my personal preference have
prepared me for a small to medium sized
school,” Chaubey said. “I didn’t really
want to work in a large school.”
He received his doctorate in business administration at the University
of Iowa. He also has a master’s degree
in business from the Indian Institute
of Management in Calcutta as well as a
bachelor’s in engineering from the Indian
Institute of Technology in Kanpur,
Chaubey admits that when he first
drove into New Jersey, he did not really
like what he saw. He though it was just
a typical urban area.
“When I was driving down Route
206, I began to realize that there was
more to the state. My impression
of New Jersey changed right away,”
Chaubey said. “And the campus itself is
According to Chaubey, the move
to Rider was prompted by the need for
a career change and an advance in his
career. He added that there are only
about 40 openings a year nationwide for
a dean of business position.
“Rider will give me the opportunity
to do new things,” he said. “I want to do
something successful.”
According to Chaubey, he would
ideally like to improve everything, but
he is focusing on the teaching/learning
“I don’t like to say I’m focusing on
the teachers and the students,” Chaubey
explains, “because I believe that they
learn from each other. At some point
they are both the teacher and the student.”
He feels that Rider has a good business program and would like “to make it
better than it already is,” said Chaubey.
“When a school is successful it is the
students who benefit.”
Although Chaubey wants to help
the students with everything, the ultimate goal is to mould them into candi-
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Friday, Sept. 20, 2002
Phi Kappa Tau unleashes The Monster for benefit concert
by Tim Green
Staff Writer
Songs like Jimmy Eat World’s “The Middle” and
The Knack’s “My Sharona” pulsed through the walls
of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity house in an effort to
raise money for the Lawrenceville Fire Company.
On Saturday, Sept. 14, The Monster, a cover band
from Bergen County, played to an immense crowd of
students. Originally meant to be an open-air concert,
it was moved inside because of staggering rain. Despite
the change of venue, the concert went off without a
hitch. The music had the audience pumped and, when
it was over, screaming for more.
This was not the first time the fraternity has
donated money for this cause. Last year, Phi Kappa
Tau donated $300 to the Lawrenceville Fire Company,
as well as $400 to the American Red Cross, according
to Scott Kivet, concert organizer and brother of Phi
Kappa Tau.
The Monster was a group the fraternity thought
all students would enjoy. The band brought a large
number of people to the front door of Phi Kappa Tau,
all of which were waiting anxiously to get inside.
“I saw the band down the shore and they were
insane,” said Kivet. “I knew I had to have them play
at the school.”
The Monster, which has played in bars and clubs
from Vermont to Delaware, came to Rider and treated
it like any other gig. They gave the students a highenergy show. Their songs during the performance
ranged from a cover of Limp Bizkit’s “My Way” to
an edgy twist on Rick Springfield’s “Jesse’s Girl.”
Accompanied by blazing strobe lights, fog machines
and screaming fans, the basement of Phi Kappa Tau
seemed more like a sold-out arena than a frat house.
Danielle Roscoe, a junior education major, had a
great time at the concert and felt that it was for a good
Photo by Jaclyn Oceanak
East-coast band The Monster performed at a benefit concert put on for The Lawrenceville Fire Company
by the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. The concert, held Sept. 14 in the basement of the frat house was successful not only in raising money for the cause, but in entertaining the audience as well.
“I thought it was great,” she said. “They are really
good as far as I am concerned. I also think it’s great
that the concert is raising money for the fire department.”
There was even a student who felt that The
Monster’s cover of a certain song was parallel to the
“I loved the System of a Down track,” said junior
communication major Evan Kaplow. “It rocked.”
The band was as thrilled about the audience as the
audience was of it. The people were “off the hook,”
according to Jason Klosk, lead singer of The Monster.
The band was eager to have the chance to come and
perform at Rider.
“It’s always great to come to any new place and
play, especially when it is for such a good cause,” said
The concert proved to be a success. Phi Kappa
Tau raised $450 for Lawrenceville Fire Company
“We really appreciate it,” said Huber. “We run on
donations so anytime a fraternity or a sorority can help
us out with a fundraiser it’s really great.”
The Lawrenceville Fire Company is a member of
the Mercer County 801 Task Force. It handles many
types of technical rescues, including building collapses
and confined spaces, according to Don Huber, chief of
the Lawrenceville Fire Company. It also operates as a
back up for the state’s task force team.
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Westminster prepares
for holiday performances
By Lacey Korevec
Staff Writer
Photo by Dr. Edward Carmien
The Westminster Choir rehearses for their Sept. 11 tribute recital. The chorus
is currently preparing for the rest of their year’s 50 performances, including
their holiday shows, which are regarded as their biggest campus event.
ollowing the recent national exposure that the Westminster Choir College
received from their Sept. 11 tribute recital, the world-renowned ensemble
is looking forward to the rest of the semester, and is prepared to entertain
their fans.
With over 50 performances going on this year, it may be difficult to decide
which to attend, but according to Westminster Director of Concerts Cathy Caruso
O’Neill, the group of theme performances known as Christmas at Westminster, are
the shows not to miss.
“Christmas at Westminster is a presentation of our various student choirs,” she
said. “It is a series of concerts that will feature Jubilee singers, the belle choir, our
freshman and sophomore choir and then an ensemble in residents, which is made
up of alumni.”
According to O’Neill, those behind Westminster’s programming work hard to
ensure that there is something for everyone in their performance schedule.
“Some of the shows, like the Junior Actors Company performance of Scrooge,
may appeal to younger audiences,” she explained. “While others, like the performance of Sweeny Todd, are directed more towards adults.”
Although the distance of the two sister schools makes it difficult for Lawrenceville
students to attend Westminster performances, freshman Lindsey Scott said that she
would be interested in attending the Christmas at Westminster shows nonetheless.
“I think I’d attend any of the Christmas at Westminster performances, but I’m
definitely interested in seeing their Modern and Ancient Christmas Show, which will
have music from all of the last few centuries,” she said. “I love Christmas music and
to see it acted out as opposed to just listening to it on the radio or watching it on
TV would be a lot nicer.”
However, freshman Justin Caravano said that because none of the Westminster
performances take place on the Lawrenceville campus, he had not heard of any of
the events and was never given information as to how he could attend.
“I would like to see Westminster promote their events directly to me rather
than hearing about it from a third party,” Caravano said. “Maybe they could
display posters around the campus or hand out flyers at Daly’s, during lunch and
Sensational ‘Spider-Man’ swings to S.C. Theater
By Vincent Civitillo
Features Editor
Imagine waking one day to find that you have
strengths beyond imagination: the ability to swing
from building to building, climb up walls with your
bare fingertips, lift a two ton car like it was your baby
sister or project strong adhesive nets capable of stopping someone dead in their tracks.
This is the premise behind the Sam Raimi (The
Evil Dead) directed Spider-Man, released during the
summer of 2002 to earn itself a top five position
amongst the highest-grossing movies of all time.
As the comic-inspired tale goes, teenage geek Peter
Parker (Pleasantville’s Tobey Maguire) is bitten by a
radioactive spider, giving him amazing powers including the ability to talk to the longtime love of his life,
Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst). But when New
York City comes under attack by a schizophrenic
mad-scientist under the identity of the Green Goblin
(Willem Dafoe of The Boondock Saints), Parker must
choose between using his abilities for his own personal
gain or for the sake of mankind.
Translating a comic book character’s costume
directly to real-life material can be difficult. Tim
Burton chose to replace Batman’s cloak with black
rubber and Bryan Singer replaced the spandex costumes of the X-Men with leather. However, while the
metallic Green Goblin suit looks silly with its attempt
to resemble the comic counterpart’s reptilian body,
Raimi’s Spider-Man costume, though a bit on the
unrealistic side for a high school student to have made,
is the epitome of superhero attire.
In addition to the costume itself, Parker’s webshooters, which in the series were designed by the
web-slinger himself, have been made a biological part
of his wrists. This choice, although perhaps infuriating
to die-hards, was a smart one, as it would be far too
unlikely for Parker to have invented the super-adhesive
One of the greatest challenges that comes with
acting in a comic book film is the burden of portraying two different characters as one, the superhero and
the secret identity. Maguire, however, is perfect in the
role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man. His wholesome look
is combined with a sort of geeky, yet genuinely funny,
sense of humor as Parker, but the actor also excels in
bringing to light the character’s torment as SpiderMan, in knowing that he can’t have the woman of his
dreams because he must sacrifice his own desires for
the needs of others.
Also a formidable acting challenge is taking the
clichéd damsel in distress and turning her into a threedimensional character, like Margot Kidder’s Lois Lane
from Superman: The Movie. Unfortunately for the
film, Dunst fails to do so, as her character comes off as
flaky and predictable, making her little more than just
a pretty girl in trouble.
Luckily, the movie does not suffer from Dunst’s
performance, as it is clear that the story revolves
around Maguire’s character, who is coming into age
and learning the ropes of not only being a superhero,
but an adult as well.
Although the score for Spider-Man by Danny
Elfman loses points for, at times, sounding too much
like his 1989 Batman effort, the well-mixed soundtrack
fills out the holes and makes for an excellent sounding
film. Songs by Chad Kroeger, Sum 41 and Macy Gray
headline the album and blend into the movie to help
musically tell a fast-paced story of a boy faced with
great power, and with it, great responsibility.
With an exceptional lead in Maguire, a captivating
story about coming into one’s destiny and both a score
and a soundtrack that add audio depth to the film,
Kirsten Dunst (left) and Tobey Maguire (above)
star in Spider-Man, the latest comic book franchise turned major motion picture to hit the big
screen. The film will play in the Student Center
Theater from Sept. 19-22, but for those waiting for
the digital-viewing experience, the DVD is set for a
Nov. 1 release.
Spider-Man is a movie recommendable to nearly any