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ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY Conference Champs? The Red Wolves prepare for Saturday’s game. Informing the campus and community since 1921 Volume 92, Issue 23 Thursday, November 29, 2012 Sports 6 ON THE WEB Ultimate Frisbee Club joins ASU PAIGE WALKER STAFF WRITER Three ASU students have recently formed a universitysyndicated club for ultimate Frisbee. While ultimate has been popular around campus for years, it was only within the last few weeks that Ronnie Short, Dylan Travis and Charles Tillman decided to take their game to the next level with the club status. The club status will allow players to benefit from outside sponsorships as well as financial aid opportunities from the university. Most importantly, the new status will allow the team to compete against other college ultimate teams from around the country. Ronnie Short, a junior accounting and finance major of Stuttgart and club cofounder, was responsible for most of the legwork and paperwork associated with forming of club. “This is my second year here, and I didn’t do anything last semester,” Short said. Once he started playing ultimate, he soon discovered his passion for the game. “We didn’t have a club, and I wanted to play against other schools,” Short said. “We all love Frisbee; we love the game,” Charles Tillman, a sophomore nursing major of Little Rock, said. Tillman has been playing ultimate since high school and began playing at college his first semester. “My part in it is just a passion for Frisbee and a love for Frisbee,” Dylan Travis, a junior communication studies major of Jonesboro, said. Travis has been playing college ultimate since his first night on campus. “I’ve been throwing a disc around for probably eight or nine years,” Travis said. Club members will have the opportunity to compete as a team in tournaments around the Mid-South region. The newly formed club will have practices most weekday nights on the old track field, in conjunction with the pickup games usually played there. The club is open to any student who wants to join. It already has over 20 members, although only 15 at a time can compete in tournaments. Once the club registers enough members, it can be split into two teams for tournament play, Short said. Travis said the club is also looking to form a female team. “We don’t have enough players yet, but once we have some more interest we’ll definitely do it.” Travis also said a major concern for the club is funding. “That’s how most college sports fizzle out. They don’t have enough money, so they just die. We’re not going to fizzle out.” Besides receiving money from the ASU action fund, the club has also secured a sponsorship from Play It Again Sports, an athletic equipment retailer in Jonesboro. Play It FRISBEE, 4 Paige Walker | Staff Photographer Kevin Frisbee and Hunter Saffell practiced their shots for the next Shot Awesomeness video in the Red Wolf Center Sunday night. Shot Awesomeness takes ASU by storm PAIGE WALKER STAFF WRITER They’re just two normal guys — both seniors at ASU who enjoy athletics and music — but they have a dream. “We want it to be the first faith-based trick shot video shown on ESPN Sportscenter,” Kevin Frisbee, a senior physical education major of Batesville, said. Frisbee and his best friend, Hunter Saffell, an exercise science major of Jonesboro, have made two basketball trick shot videos. These videos aren’t just about the crazy shots for Saffell and Frisbee; there is another intention behind their entertainment. “The goal is to glorify God and share the gospel,” Frisbee said. Each of the videos has a verse from the Bible quoted at the beginning, gospel centered background music, and at the end of “Shot Awesomeness Next Level,” Frisbee and Saffell explain why they have placed their faith in their Savior. Frisbee and Saffell have made two trick shot videos since the beginning of this year. The first video, “Arkansas State Shot Awesomeness,” has 4,403 views, 17 likes and no dislikes. The second video, Shot Awesomeness Next Level, was uploaded Oct. 3 and has been viewed 3,318 times. The video has 29 likes and no dislikes. The description for “Shot Awesomeness Next Level” says, “Two college guys using free time to make basketball trick shots, and in turn, use that to tell others how blessed we are to have salvation.” “I got saved when I was eight. I kind of fell away from God when I moved to Shawnee, Ill., playing basketball for two years up there. Then I moved back and got back in a Christian environment. I went to Passion (in January), and ever since Passion I’ve just been on fire,” Saffell said. Passion Conference is a national Christian conference for college students. Students go to worship and connect with God each year, with 45,000 other college students from around the country. “I also grew up in church,” Frisbee said. “I had the head knowledge of Christ growing up, but my faith became real to me about a year ago and since then it’s been incredible.” The first trick shot video Frisbee and Saffell made started off as the two were just messing around one day, Frisbee said. “We filmed a shot I was going to go shoot, and then it turned into a video. Seriously, that’s what it was,” Saffell said. “The ball got stuck up on the track and he went up there and was like, ‘Hey, film this.’ We filmed the shot, and from there we were like, ‘Hey, let’s just make a video,’ and we did,” Frisbee continued. Frisbee said they are planning another video that will hopefully be finished by the end of the school year. “We plan on upping the game — harder shots, different venues,” Frisbee said. AWESOMENESS, 4 Nursing dean chosen for ASAHP award STAFF WRITER Staci Vandagriff | Photo Editor Ronnie Short, a senior accounting and finance major of Stuttgart, passes off the Frisbee to a teammate through the defense of Kyle Whybrew, a sophomore marketing major of Jonesboro, during an ultimate Frisbee practice game. What’s Inside Opinion.........................2 #Life...............................3 News..........................4-5 Sports............................6 Susan Hanrahan, dean of the College of Nursing, couldn’t be more thrilled to be named the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions’ (ASAHP) outstanding member of the year. Hanrahan received a plaque at the national conference of the ASAHP, according to a recent press release. “I was very surprised,” Harahan said. “The board of directors take nominations from the memberships and then they vote on that, and I was very surprised to hear that I was the winner.” The ASAHP is an organization that supports colleges, like the ASU College of Nursing and Health Professions. They especially support colleges that don’t have a medical school. The organization supports the education, scholarships, and all parts of what colleges do in regard to nursing and health professions. Every year they give out some awards, and they have been giving out the outstanding member award for a few years now, Hanrahan said. “I was fortunate enough to be the recipient of that this year.” Sue McLarry, department chair and associate professor of nursing, has known Hanrahan for 15 years. ASAHP, 4 This week in history: In 1977, ASU began making changes to accomodate disabled students to meet section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1973. Shine Huang | Staff Photographer Quoteable “ “ TANYA GIRALDO They’re happy to talk about Honey Boo Boo and Gangnam Style but flee in terror at the mention of anything remotely political. Opinion|2 Days left until the Mayan apocalpyse 23

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