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THE DAILY WILDCAT Printing the news, sounding the alarm, and raising hell since 1899 DAILYWILDCAT.COM TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014 VOLUME 107 • ISSUE 93 Students breaking language barriers BY HANNAH PLOTKIN The Daily Wildcat With a population that represents nearly 140 countries, teachers and students at the UA have to find effective ways to communicate across language barriers. For the past year and a half, Marlena Goodsitt has been an adjunct lecturer in the Intensive English Program at the Center for English as a Second Language. Students in IEP practice subjects in English like oral communication, writing, grammar and reading. Goodsitt said IEP is required of most international students who do not receive the minimum required score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language. Goodsitt said she enjoys working with students at CESL. “They’re very motivated,” she said. “I’ve had some of the best teaching experiences there.” Davi Fortes, an international student from Angola, will be a human resources freshman in the fall of 2014. He is currently enrolled in the IEP at CESL on scholarship and meets with his IEP class five mornings a week. Fortes said he does not yet feel entirely ready to start next semester, as he still occasionally experiences issues communicating with his teachers. This problem exists not only for students from countries where English is not the primary language spoken, but also for English-speaking students with TAs from those countries. Samuel Luk teaches a lab for Physics 141 and has been working as a TA at the UA for a year and a half. He earned degrees in philosophy and physics from the University of Hong Kong and is currently earning a Ph.D. in physics. Luk said he likes teaching, and has three-anda-half years of experience, but he still occasionally SPORTS - 8 SOFTBALL SENIOR ACE RETURNS SHANE BEKIAN/THE DAILY WILDCAT PROFESSOR MARLENA GOODSITT gives her class a writing assignment at the Center for English as a Second Language building on Monday. Goodsitt is a lecturer in ESL writing for foreign students. encounters minor language barriers. “Because English is my second language, sometimes students do not understand me,” Luk said. TEACHING ASSISTANTS, 6 UAPD looks for new chief SPORTS - 8 VERSATILE TRANSFER LEADS MEN’S HOOPS ARTS & LIFE - 3 RIALTO HOSTS YOUNG THE GIANT TONIGHT BY HANNAH PLOTKIN The Daily Wildcat One of two candidates vying for the position of UAPD chief presented at a town meeting at the UA on Monday. The meeting was held in the Student Union Memorial Center and included a presentation and Q&A with candidate Cmdr. Gregg Jacquin of the Chandler Police Department. A meeting for the second candidate, University of Arizona Police Department Cmdr. Brian Seastone, will be held on Wednesday. “I did grow up in Tucson,” Jacquin said. “I certainly understand how important UA is to Tucson and the greater community and to the state of Arizona.” Jacquin said he attended high school at Tucson High Magnet School and undergraduate school at the UA. After working a variety of both public service and municipal jobs, Jacquin said that he has done everything. “I think I bring a breadth of experience to the university environment,” Jacquin said. Jacquin began working at the Chandler Police Department in 1995, and said that working there was the best thing he’s ever done. It’s ideal for him to work in a place that he cares about, he added. “Very rarely do you get the opportunity to cultivate your career in a place you grew up, in a place you love, in a place you participated in,” Jacquin said. Jacquin cited some general OPINIONS - 4 GREAT ART CAN COME FROM AWFUL ARTISTS FIND US ONLINE GRACE PIERSON/THE DAILY WILDCAT policies he would implement if elected chief, but said that the basis of his platform is assessment and community development. “This department is only as relevant as you allow it to be,” Jacquin said. “There is no constituency on this campus that is more or less important.” Jacquin touched on several issues he sees as important on the UA campus. He said he would ideally like to perform daily threat assessments to protect students and school assets. These assessments would be based in interdepartmental communication and assessments of unconventional threats, like cyber crimes. “We need to leverage technology in this environment,” Jacquin said. As for the controversial legislation that would allow guns on campus if passed, Jacquin does not approve. He said that in an active-shooter situation, armed citizens create chaos for the first responding police officers. “I’m just not sure it leads to a safer environment for us,” Jacquin said. Jacquin said that no one is ever certain what the biggest threat will be, but that he has an obligation to anticipate what those threats might be on a situational basis. “I have a fundamental obligation to keep the guests, the people who live on this campus BY STEPHANIE CASANOVA The Daily Wildcat FILE PHOTO CAMPUS HEALTH will host the Sexual Health Resource Fair on the UA Mall. The event offers different resources to answer students’ questions related to sexuality as well as giving away condoms and other goodies. reached out to Campus Health, staff there welcomed the idea of Condom Olympics and suggested his students host it during the fair. The olympics will take place right next to the resource fair and include athletic events such as a condom-wrapped egg toss. Students can also see and make condom art and join a condom scavenger hunt on the Mall. Anyone can join any of the olympic events, and there will be mini prizes for competition winners, Simmons added. Simmons said he hopes the olympics will break down some of the stigma students might still feel when using, buying or getting free condoms. Follow us on Twitter Find us on Tumblr ON OUR WEBSITE For breaking news and multimedia coverage check out POLICE CHIEF, 6 Condom competition coming to fair Students may be greeted by a 6-foot-tall condom on their way to class Wednesday. Campus Health Service is hosting its annual Sexual Health Resource Fair, where students can learn about sexual health resources on campus and in the community. Students can also take a photo with Mr. Condom, a 6-foot-tall condom that will be handing out condoms on the UA Mall during the fair. William Simmons, an associate professor who teaches sexual health and AIDS in the department of gender and women’s studies, had his students plan the Condom Olympics this year as a new addition to Sex Talk Week. Simmons said he doesn’t like exams or term papers for his students and always tries to find an action learning assignment. This is the first year he is teaching the sex health class, so when he ‘Like‘ us on Facebook UAPD CHIEF CANDIDATE Gregg Jacquin gives a presentation on his law enforcement qualifications during a town hall meeting at the Student Union Memorial Center on Monday. Jacquin has served with the Chandler Police Department since 1995. “Hopefully this will get students comfortable knowing what condoms are,” Simmons said, “and if they ever need them that they won’t be prevented by stigma or awkwardness.” The fair, which has been hosted by Campus Health for more than 25 years, will offer students interactive booths where they can play games and talk to more than a dozen different community resource groups about pregnancy prevention, STD testing, sexual assault, healthy relationships and birth control. Nurse practitioners will be at the fair to answer students’ questions about sexual health, Hamilton said. “The overall goal is to get people talking about sex and making healthy choices if they choose to be sexually active,” said Lee Ann Hamilton, assistant director of Health Promotion and Preventive Services at Campus Health. “It’s really to get people aware of the resources both on FAIR , 6 DAILYWILDCAT.COM WEATHER HI 74 43 SUNNY LOW Daisy, Ark. 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