2 - Tuesday, March 31, 2009
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GARY GRACA ELAINA BUGLI
Editor in Chief Business Manager
Grilling with a grin
Students who frequent the Ross
School of Business's Seigle Cafe are
0 E probably usedto being greeted by the
smiling face and friendly attitude of
Archie "Chello" Smyers, who works
behind the grill and does whatever
it takes to keep students' stomachs
Smyers, who has been a regular
at the Business School for the past
three years, said he believes his ami-
able demeanor makes people feel
comfortable around him.
V s k"I think I'm a nice guy," Smy-
ers said. "I am a great communica-
tor and motivator. I get along with
Working in food is something
about which Smyers is passionate.
cCH RIS DZOMBAK/Oaly Not only does he work at the Univer-
Archie Smyers has been the chef at the Ross School of sity, but he is also the head of food
Business for the past three years. service for the National Guard in the
MORE ONLINE state of Michigan.
>ENN NEPrior to his career at the Business
For a video of this week's campus character, School, Smyers attended Eastern
check out michigondaily.com. Michigan University on a track and
dream of being an Olympic track star
didn't come true, he altered his ambi-
tions and began a career in the food
Smyers has worked for the Nation-
al Guard - based in Lansing - for
the past 13 years. He goes to Lansing
one weekend a month to cook and
was recently promoted.
"I went from being just a regular
cook to running the whole show for
the state of Michigan for food ser-
vice," said Smyers. "That's a dream
job. A lot of people have been there
20 to 25 years and would die tobe in
the position Iam in Lansing."
Smyers said a perk of being in
the military is that he has had the
opportunity to travel to exotic places
including Panama, Costa Rica and
Despite his military work and other
accomplishments, Smyers said he
hopes to ultimately run a food facility
like the one at the Business School.
Woman falls off
bike, injures leg
WHERE: Murfin Street
WHEN: Sunday at about 9
WHAT: A woman fell and
injured her leg while riding
her bike on North Campus,
University Police reported.
An ambulance was requested
but the woman refused treat-
ment. Police assistance was
bike lifted from
WHERE: Northwood V
WHEN: Sunday at about 1:45
WHAT: A grey, women's
10-speed bike valued at $75
was stolen from Northwood
V, University Police reported.
The victim reported that the
bike was locked.
WHERE: Shapiro Undergrad-
WHEN: Sunday at about 8:15
WHAT: An unidentified vic-
tim reported their cell phone
was stolen, University Police
reported. When police arrived
to investigate, they could not
locate the victim.
WHERE: Earl V. Moore Buld-
WHEN: Sunday at about 3:30
WHAT: A student reported
that an unattended wallet con-
taining credit cards, gift cards
and $15 was stolen, University
Police reported. Police have no
CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES
Presentation Bacon to deliver
on the work of Golden Apple
Walt Whitman Lecture
"It's fun meeting the people, the
IBA students, just talking about the
lifferent things that come through
he grill - what they did the night
efore, like this past St. Patty's day,"
Smyers said. "Just the basic chit
When Smyers is not working at the
nilitary or.on the grill, he enjoys jog-
ing, playing golf and spending time
with his 5-year-old daughter who he
lans to take to Walt Disney World.
For a person who spends his days
urrounded by food, his personal
avorites are pepper steak and key
Every morning, Smyers said he
ooks forward to coming to work.
n his three years at the Business
chool, Smyers said he has only
aissed one day.
"You spend 80 percent of your life
t a job so you might as well enjoy
t," Smyers said. "It's not a job, it's a
social hour.". -
TH REE THINGS YU
1 UThe Department of Public
Safety has increased the
reward to $1,000 for the
person of interest connected to
the fire lastweek in West Quad.
DPS has also posted a video
clip of the person of interest on
While the Ross School
of Business has plans
to change its finance
curriculum, school officials
say they don't have plans to
revamp courses in ethics.
>>FOR MORE, SEE OPINION, PAGE 4
Scientists at the National
Ignition Facility of the
National Laboratory in Califor-
nia have built a laser capable of
simulating the energyforce of a
hydrogen bomb or the sun. The
Energy Department is expect-
ed to approve future tests with
the laser later today.
WHAT: An examination of
the University Library's first-
edition copy of Walt Whit-
man's "Leaves of Grass."
WHO: University Library
WHEN: Today from noon to
WHERE: Harlan Hatcher
Graduate Library, Room 100
Lecture on the
WHAT: A talk on the devel-
opment of the virus around
the world among various
WHO: Department of Epide-
WHEN: Today from 3 p.m. to
WHERE: School of Public
Health, Room 1152
Letters to the Editor
Office hours Su.-Thus 1a.m. - 2a.m.
WHAT: John Bacon, a pro-
fessor of American Culture
and this year's Golden Apple
recipient, will deliver his ideal
WHO: Students Honor-
log Outstanding University
WHEN: Today at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Rackham Audito-
WHAT: Dr. Annette Joe will
speak about mammograms
and breast imagingoptions.
WHO: University of Michi-
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WHEN: Today from 6:30
p.m. to 8 p.m.
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