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Steve in California, where he spent nineteen years as a
professor at California State University.

Dies at 49
B y J e r e m y M o s e r ’19
Tibbetts is survived by his Steve’.” go back to what you did in grad Southern Virginia area.
wife, Kim, and his daughter, He had published 10 books school,” Elis told the Tartan. Counseling was made
Rian. He and Kim were married and over 50 scholarly journal Elis described the criminal available for the students of
for 18 years, but Kim decided to articles. His leading book, justice field as small and one his class, and Smith said their

r. Stephen “Steve” stay across the country because Introduction to Criminology, in which scholars across the priority is finding a professor to
Tibbetts, the newly their daughter is a senior in high Why Do They Do It? is in its country can make connections. pick up the course.
hired chair of Radford’s school. Once she had finished, third edition. According to Elis, a memorial
Criminal Justice Department, the plan was for Rian to attend Dr. Lori Elis, a criminal to honor Tibbetts is “in planning
died unexpectedly Tuesday, Roger Williams University while justice faculty member at stages.” “He was humble;
Sept. 10. Kim would join her husband in Radford, attended the University Tibbetts’s has been cremated, he was very
Tibbetts had been a professor Radford. of Maryland with Tibbetts. Until and now Kim is traveling across
at California State University Radford University President this August, they had not spoken the country scattering his humble...” Kim said.
at San Bernadino for 19 years Brian Hemphill attended a in 25 years, but they caught up ashes in places they found to “He didn’t want
and had just been hired for the reception comprised of family, immediately. be sentimental. Her first stop
position at Radford. friends and colleagues. His “It’s one of those things was the East Tennessee State anyone to call him
The healthy 49-year-old wife and daughter flew in from where you really haven’t spent University campus where they ‘Dr. Tibbetts.’ He’s
began bleeding in his upper California, and his mother and time with somebody for 25 first met. Once she is done,
GI-tract and died instantly, father drove from Florida. years, but you can automatically she will still move back to the like, ‘I’m just Steve’.”
according to Tibbetts’s wife who “Dr. Tibbetts was an amazing
spoke with The Tartan. chair, a great colleague and
“He was meeting with friend to a number of people
classes; he was fulfilling his in the department. In the short
duties in the department. It amount of time that he was with
was a bit of a shock to everyone us, he had a significant impact
involved when he passed,” on a number of lives and is going
said Dr. Matt Smith, Dean of to be deeply missed,” President
the College of Humanities and Hemphill told the Tartan.
Behavioral Sciences. Tibbetts was also an
Smith said the college was accomplished scholar. He
very hopeful about what he obtained his Master’s and Ph.D.
would bring to the department from the University of Maryland,
and that he was “full of home to the top-ranked
promise.” He described Tibbetts criminal justice program in the
as a remarkably student-focused nation. While at CSU, he was
professor, which was the main given an Outstanding Professor
reason the school hired him. Award and consistently got good
In addition to his duties reviews on ratemyprofessors.
as department chair, Tibbetts com, which Kim mentioned to
Photos Courtesy of Kim Tibbetts

was teaching a freshman-level The Tartan.

criminal justice course. “He was humble; he was
Dr. Isaac Van Patten has been very humble...” Kim said. “He
Steve and his daughter, Rian. Once she finishes high
named the department chair in didn’t want anyone to call him school, she will attend Roger Williams University to play
the interim. ‘Dr. Tibbetts.’ He’s like, ‘I’m just volleyball. Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | 5
Photos Courtesy of the Perez Family

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Freshman Aris Lobo-Perez Dr. Jason Davis:
Found Dead in Jail Why Teach at RU?
extending our deepest sympathy game”, referring to the league is a state school of around 10,000
B y J e r e m y M o s e r ’19 B y W e s l e y W a l l ac e ’22
to Aris’ family and friends at this spring tournament,” Cooke students with a heavy focus
very difficult time,” Trageser wrote. “If my memory serves, on undergraduate research. I

adford Freshman Aris ended the message.  he scored all but one or two really enjoyed my time there

Eduardo Lobo-Perez was His family in Culpeper of the goals and we played in r. Jason Davis is an and thought the relationships
found unresponsive in arranged a yard sale to raise championship game, losing to Associate Biology I gained with faculty and the
New River Valley Regional Jail money for his funeral. Victoria the team who hadn’t lost all Professor at Radford opportunities that I received
Thursday morning. Garcia and Alma Hernandez season. Rest in peace Aris.” University. After receiving to do research were primarily
He was arrested the night organized a GoFundMe page to Friends and supporting his Bachelor of Science in stepping stones in helping me
before, just before midnight, raise funds as well.  students arranged a vigil outside Biology from the College of elevate as a scientist.
for public intoxication or The description they wrote of Muse Hall on Radford’s Charleston in 1998, he moved When I was applying to teach
public swearing by the reads, “In honor of who we grew campus. Dozens of students to Atlanta, Georgia and acquired at universities, I knew I wanted
Radford University Police up with, who we laughed with, gathered in the twilit shadow his Ph.D. in Neuroscience & to be at a place that provided
Department, according to the who we shared our lives with, and of Muse Hall in remembrance of Animal Behavior from Emory an emphasis on teaching and
jail superintendent, Gregory who we currently cry for, wish their friend.  University in 2004. research, particularly research
Winston. for any donations to help cover The University has provided Since coming to Radford that involved undergraduate
Jail personnel found him the cost of any future services in grief counselors for students University in 2009, Dr. Davis students. Radford’s science
unresponsive in his cell around honor of his memory.” affected by the tragedy. continues to conduct research facilities had the necessary
7:50 a.m. Medical staff at the Friends of Lobo-Perez and The Perez family will have a in animal behavior and study resources to help me conduct
jail called EMS responders who his family have raised over $10 funeral service Saturday, Sept. how environmental factors such my research, and its classrooms
attempted to resuscitate Lobo- thousand in donations. With 21 in Culpeper.  as neurotransmitters, hormones were small enough for me to
Perez but were unable. He was each contribution comes a and immunity forces living focus on teaching undergraduate
pronounced dead and taken to heartfelt message.  “In honor of who we organisms to adjust to changes students and engage in
the coroner for an autopsy.  Judith Kimble gave $100 in their environment. meaningful discussions.
18-year-old Lobo-Perez was and wrote, “Aris I will always grew up with, who Radford appointed Dr.
from Culpeper, VA, about three remember your beautiful smile we laughed with, who Davis as Associate Director for TT: How did you become
hours from Radford, and was and your funny ways that always we shared our lives the Honors Academy in 2015. interested in Biology? Was it
studying Sports Management made me laugh.”  Since then, he has assisted the prevalent throughout your
at Radford University. He spent Lobo-Perez’s soccer coach,
with, and who we academy in advising, program childhood?
less than four weeks at Radford John Cooke, donated $50 and currently cry for, wish development and outreach for
before his death.  recalled the young athlete’s for any donations to both faculty and students. Dr. Davis: My mom was a
Few details have been ambitions.  math teacher, and my father
released regarding the “I will always remember him
help cover the cost of The Interview was a wildlife writer. As a kid, I
freshman’s passing, but Corrine telling me, “Coach, I’m gonna any future services in On Friday, Sept. 13 The spent a lot of time with my dad
Geller of the Virginia State take you to the championship honor of his memory.” Tartan interviewed Dr. Davis in going out into the wilderness
Police was able to confirm the Center for Sciences. and camping, hiking, hunting
that the Bureau of Criminal and fishing.
Investigation Wytheville Field The Tartan: Why did you My love for nature was
Office is investigating Lobo- decide to become a Biology always ingrained in me, but
Perez’s death. This is the first professor at Radford University? throughout my childhood, I was
reported death at the Dublin, VA asking questions like “How does
jail since 2016. Dr. Jason Davis: That’s a this work?” or “What makes this
Vice President for Student good question. To understand happen?” which made me want
Affairs Susan Trageser sent a why I came here I guess we have to discover new things about
mass email to Radford students to start from the beginning of living things.
notifying them of Lobo-Perez’s where I came from. I don’t think I immediately
death. The email contained a I’m from South Carolina and I wanted to be a biology professor;
message of condolences. went to undergraduate school at
“I know you join me in the College of Charleston, which TURN TO INTERVIEW PAGE 9
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Arts and Entertainment in Radford

Rachel Hooker, office assistant of RU Outdoors.

RU the Most Outdoorsy?

Photo by Taylor Poff | The Tartan

outdoors.”  tents and more. There are also Challenge in previous years If you have any questions
B y T aylo r P o f f ’23 Hooker said she gets irritable some more traditional prizes and once placed fourth while it about the Outdoor Campus sitting at a computer all day and like T-shirts and water bottles. would be even better to top that Challenge, contact RU Outdoors.
only going straight between According to AORE’s this year, the primary goal is to Their office hours are Monday-

ooking to avoid the class and work. She believes “AORE Campus Challenge get students outside, not just Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday-
freshman fifteen? Getting simply being outside and getting FAQ” page, “Outdoor activities for their health and wellness Sunday 10am-3pm. AORE’s
outside and being active some sun has helped her mental are considered nature-based but also to promote the care and official website has additional
can help with just that. health. activities where an individual wellbeing of the environment. information, as well.
RU Outdoors is joining the To participate in the intentionally engages in the
nationwide Outdoor Campus challenge, students must outdoors, with the outdoor
Challenge along with 98 other download the AORE CC app on element being the focus of the
rival schools in the country. either iPhone or Android and activity.” 
The challenge begins join the Radford University Students can log up to five
Monday, Sept. 16 and continues team. The challenge allows outdoor activities each day,
until Sunday, Oct. 13.  anyone that is a U.S. resident to which can range from biking
The Association of Outdoor enter the competition, as long to fishing to even putting up a
Recreation and Education as they register and choose a hammock. 
(AORE) defines the challenge school to support. “They don’t have to be
as a March-Madness-meets- Once students or any others athletic activities,” Hooker said.
Mother Nature competition, in interested have gotten the “They could be simple activities
which Radford University and all app and registered, they can like bird watching or watching
other opposing schools go head now begin getting outside and other animals, going for a walk,
to head to see which University logging their hours. or even yoga, really just anything
can get the most people outside At the end of the challenge, outdoors as long as they last for
and active. the school with the most people thirty minutes.”
Rachel Hooker, office outside wins and gets the title of AORE designed a point
assistant of RU Outdoors, “Most Outdoorsy School.” The system to motivate students to
describes the event as “A way winner also receives some cool try more strenuous activities. For
to try and motivate students to prizes. instance, climbing or mountain
spend time outside because the These prizes are awarded biking awards more points than
majority of students spend most through competing in weekly gardening or stargazing, but
of their time inside, working on challenges as well as taking the each activity still accumulates
assignments for class, or tasks title of “Most Outdoorsy School.” points.
for their job and don’t get a The prizes include trendy gear Radford University has
chance to take advantage of the such as backpacks, hammocks, competed in the Outdoor

They could be simple activities like bird watching or watching other animals, going for a
walk, or even yoga, really just anything outdoors as long as they last for thirty minutes.”
Sneak peek of available prizes students could win. Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | 7
A Movie Review

B y S a r a h S t e f f e y ‘20
Wright-Thompson and was not the best. to a pastor give a long sermon, 3:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and 9:00
Cameron Arnett whom “Who is it that overcomes do not see this movie. p.m. Tickets range from $5.00
all follow their own path the world? Only the one who Overcomer is playing at to $6.00. College night is every
throughout the movie. These believes that Jesus is the Son Scarrettes Plaza Cinema on night offering $5.00 tickets.

oining other hit movies different stories eventually of God.” 1 John 5:5 Monday-Thursday at 7:00 p.m.,
such as Heaven is intertwine. At first, it can be a This verse is what the movie Friday at 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 Overall: 5/10
for Real, God’s Not little confusing, but by the end, focuses on and is showed on p.m., and Saturday-Sunday at
Dead, and Breakthrough, it all makes sense.  the screen at the end.
Overcomer is a faith-based The beginning of the movie Overcomer follows Hannah If you do not enjoy
going to church
movie that shows how God can is pretty slow and takes a while Scott’s and several other
move mountains in your life. to climax. characters’ journies to follow
Unlike other Christian Wr i g h t-T h o m p s o n ’s Christ. The majority of this and listening to a
pastor give a long
movies, Overcomer focuses on character, Hannah Scott, is movie feels a lot like you are
telling a story of how people one of the main characters, sitting in church on a Sunday
can lose their faith through yet she doesn’t talk much in morning listening to a sermon. sermon, do not
see this movie.
everyday challenges that many the film. Even then, the lines Other than this verse, the
people will face in their lives; that she does have seem very movie focuses on Ephesians NO! I’m not about to cry!
like losing a job, struggling scripted and don’t fit in the chapters one and two and
with drugs, and even health conversation.  shows what you are when you
problems. Kendrick played another accept God. For example, the
Most other Christian main character, the husband to film mentions a lot that “You
movies involve a real-life story Shari Rigby and the basketball are blessed, you are accepted...
where someone gets sick and is and cross-country coach. His and you are loved.”
expected to die, and by God’s acting was mediocre. There The movie is a tear-jerker,
hand, they are healed; some were several times where you but only in the last 30 minutes

Photo Courtesy of Overcomer the Movies

may consider it a miracle. could tell he was acting and not or so. Other similar Christian
However, Overcomer does not, really feeling the emotion, but movies tend to make you cry
and because of this, it seems to there were other times where throughout the whole thing. Be
lack the emotion that you may his tears were very convincing prepared to be bored through
get from watching one of the to the audience.  at least the first half of the
real-life stories. The storyline of the movie film.
Overcomer stars Shari far outdid the acting of each Overall, if you do not enjoy
Rigby, Alex Kendrick, Aryn character, but the storyline going to church and listening Did you not turn in your homework on time?

Stars of
the Show

By Sierra Bradley‘21
The tea
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guarded secrets of the trade and but your knowledge of
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are: Light, Medium and Dark. coffee, so add-ons provide an coffee is no different. Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | 9
FROM INTERVIEW, PAGE 5 College of Charleston, you also it would be a great idea, but enjoy helping students discover students. A smaller class gives
went to Emory University where monkeys are extremely hard new things. As teachers, we’re you the opportunity to meet
I just knew that I liked you received your Ph.D., why did to study and listening to basically geeks in some form new students and in some ways,
learning about nature and you decide to enroll at Emory monkeys scream all day wasn’t or another. If you’ve ever had a become their mentor.
figuring out how living things University? fun. That experience made me friend who’s really interested in
worked and where they came realize that animal research is Star Wars, Harry Potter or even TT: How do you think
from. So when I went to Dr. Davis: When I did my cool and made me interested Pokemon, they probably want to Radford University can help
undergrad, I instantly knew that research at the College of in the mechanisms that tell you everything about it all students revolutionize the
I wanted to major in biology Charleston, most of my work caused the behavior of living the time. future of science?
because it seemed really cool was on bioacoustics and animal organisms. These mechanisms That’s what we are as
and I was curious in seeing behavior, which is basically can range anywhere from teachers. We love the subjects Dr. Davis: Wow! That’s
where it would lead me. animal communication and neurotransmitters, hormones, that we teach because learning a hard question. Radford
After getting involved animal sound. or even brain structures. about them had a significant has done a phenomenal job
in biology throughout When I went to graduate Overall, Emory allowed me impact on our lives. We love providing research grants,
undergraduate and graduate school, I knew I wanted to build to combine the behavioral work teaching students and enjoy science facilities, and travel
school, I fell in love with it and on this research, and there was that I had done in undergrad seeing the look on student’s opportunities to both its
decided to see how far it would a professor at Emory University with the study of neuroscience faces when their entire world students and faculty. As long
lead me professionally. After named Harold Gouzoules, who and physiological systems. view has changed within a as we continue to stay focus on
graduate school, I started my
career as a biology professor and
continued to research animal
was doing some really neat
work on information systems
and animal communication and
TT: Since coming to Radford,
what do you enjoy most about
lecture or presentation.
The small classroom size
also makes a difference, because
the importance of science and
its impacts on our students, the
possibilities are limitless.
behavior. basically trying to figure out teaching students? it’s easier to connect with a
how monkeys talk to each other. classroom filled with 25 students
TT: After going to the
I initially thought that
Dr. Davis: I
than a classroom of about 45

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WRITE FOR US! Radford Sophomore Bryan Scoffield

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IT’S A DRAW: Men’s Soccer v. NJIT

the Editor-In-Chief!

Junior Pape Gueye assisted him White’s second game-tying The final score was 2-2 and
B y L i ly D a m a s t u s ‘22 who is from Mbour, Senegal. goal came deep in the chaotic a much-unwanted draw for the In the first half, Radford second half of the game. The last Highlanders.
faced six shots. They were able forty minutes saw five yellow Also, sophomore Amadou

he Radford University to save one but allowed one goal. cards being issued. Diop, a member of the Radford
men’s soccer teams In the second half, Radford Thiam and Faye lead the men’s soccer team, was
played the New Jersey opened up to a 2-1 lead. Highlanders with three shots in named Big South Attacking
Institute of Technology (NJIT) Freshman Mouhameth Thiam the game.  player of the week. His attacking
on Saturday, Sept. 14. scored the goal who is from Gueye also was able to be an ability was missed during the
The game went to overtime Dakar, Senegal. The Highlanders attacking presence adding two NJIT game, as he didn’t suit up
but had to end early due to took nine shots in the second shots. for the team.
weather uncertainty. The half, proving to be much more The game went into overtime, Radford has some big games
Highlanders had to end the attacking this half. but no goals were scored. Both coming up against the sixth-
The RU Funnies game with a 2-2 draw. NJIT only attempted four, teams only attempted one ranked University of Virginia
What did Raichu say when it saw The Highlanders fell behind and Radford saved two of them. shot each. Radford had looked and Coastal Carolina Sept. 21.
Pikachu 0-1, 14 minutes into the game, NJIT sophomore forward, Rene promising, but in the second
Raichu but Radford tied up the score White, scored his second goal of overtime, the game was forced to
--- with a goal by junior Liam Deacy. the game in the 81st minute. stop due to inclement weather.
Octopus : [holding a gun in each
Cat : You’re one short buddy
“My grandfather knew the exact
details of when and how he was going
to die.”
“Wow! How’d he know?”
“The judge told him.”
A mexican magician tells the audience
he will disappear on the count of 3. He
says, “Uno, dos...” and then *poof* …
he disappeared without a tres!
What’s the difference between a piano
and a fish?
You can tune a piano but you can’t
tuna fish! Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | 11

Volleyball Falls to Temple

Outside Hitter, Mackenzie Meehan had another striking Goodman had a record night Coomes joining Radford
B y L u c a s C a r r ‘20 Meehan, the Highlanders kill to put the Highlanders up tallying five kills, 6.5 points, an sophomore Grace Green with
brought the lead within four 9-7. ace and five digs across the three double-digit digs. McKnight and
points. A stellar string of stingy However, the tournament sets. Neast led the defensive front

he Radford Women’s defense from Radford jumped host was able to string together a Additionally, Meehan led for the Highlanders, being able
Volleyball team played out in front of the Owls 12-11. series of nice plays to discourage the Highlanders with nine total to reject six total potential kills
in Hilton Philadelphia Following a timeout by a Radford comeback. They took kills on top of the three aces from the Owls.
at Penn’s Landing Cherry and Temple, the Owls were able to the second set 25-19. from Goodman, Johnson and The Radford Women’s
White Challenge Friday, Sept. rally and take the first set 25-17. The third set was not unlike senior Mallory McKnight. Volleyball team will play in the
13. The Highlanders came the others as it showcased Radford junior Jordan Carolina Classic following this
Unfortunately, the out the break quick, taking an a Highlander comeback and Coomes and Oakland tournament and will begin Big
Highlanders dropped the first early lead. Three great plays an Owl victory. Temple got freshman Maddie Lentz posted South play on Sept. 28 against
night game of the tournament to in a row following a kill from out to an early lead but was double-digit assists with High Point University.
the host, the Temple Owls. senior Stephanie Neast at the thwarted for a spell as an
Competing in their third beginning of the set allowed for ace from freshman Kennedi
tournament of the season, the the visiting team to lead the first Johnson sparked a good rally by
women’s volleyball team lost half. the Highlanders.
the first match-up against the The owls committed an However, the story of woes
Owls 0-3. However, all three sets attack error in response to more continued as the Owls took the
were heavily contested as they solid defensive plays from the third and final set with the same

Photo Courtesy of Radford Athletics

did not let the opposition jump Highlanders. score as the first, 25-17.
out in front for more than ten They continued their scoring The Highlanders are now 3-4
points. streak when Morgan Goodman, in regular-season games, but the
The Highlanders trailed early the senior from Cedar Hill, loss was not as devastating as
during the first set, but following Missouri, notched her first it was carried still by excellent
an epic kill from the freshman striking ace while at Radford. individual and team play.

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