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Volume XLII, Issue 6

November 2, 2012

Laughs and cheers mark annual awards dinner By: Dennis Gosnell Assistant Editor

At the 2012 – 2013 Annual RSC Foundation Recognition Dinner, three attendees were recognized for their contributions to the college and students, and the Child Laboratory Development Center rechristened the Susanne Catlett Loveless Child Development Center. This years Tower Awards went to Jim and Charlie Cole, Midwest Regional Medical Center, and Tony and Julie Thomas. The Thomas’s gave perhaps the most memorable speech of the night. While Tony was speaking from the heart about experiences from his youth, Julie would come in to supply comedic relief that brought big smiles and laughter to attendees. A night of speeches and thanks The chairman of the Foundation Mr. Bill Croak gave the welcome address, thanking the Regents, other member of the Foundation, Justice Noma Gurich, and Sen. Jim Howell. The invocation speech was given by Sen. Howell in which he told a story about a florist mixing up a bouquet of flowers between his law office and a funeral home. After dinner, Lisa Pitsiri took the stage to thank everyone for attending and gave a special thanks to the RSC Jazz band for playing before

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Dr. Britton presents Dr. Thomas and his wife Julie with one of the nights Tower awards. Photo by Josi Weaver

the evening officially started, and to those who helped with the event. Two scholarship recipients were also recognized for their hard work and determination. Jeanie Webb, Vice President of Student Affairs, introduced Justin Scrimshire and Ben Roland. Scrimshire, a political science major, has been married for two years, loves the news, is part of the student senate, will be participating in this years mock senate at the Oklahoma State Capitol this

semester, and hopes to provide a positive outlook for his children to follow. “College is a time when we truly discover who we are, I never go a day without learning something new,” Ben Roland, nursing major said. Scrimshire and Roland both imparted words of wisdom to those in attendance to inspire other students and attendees to work with enthusiasm and spirit toward whatever goals and obstacles they encounter.

RSC aids in early detection By: Jennifer Byrd News Editor

Chris Leland hands out breast cancer awareness key chains to attendees Photo by Josi Weaver

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The Oklahoma Breast Care Center and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation were on campus Oct. 31 to help combat breast cancer, which kills approximately 41,000 women each year. The Wellness Center raised $1,000 for the Komen Foundation by selling breast cancer shirts during the month of October, and served lunch for all participants. They also gave away Wellness Center t-shirts and hats. The Oklahoma Breast Cancer Center’s Mobile Mammography Unit performed 15 digital mammographies

during the event. They come to campus every October to provide convenient access to the cancer detection procedure. An all female staff performs the mammograms and the Oklahoma Breast Center is accredited by the American College of Radiology and approved by the FDA. Elizabeth Hart from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation provided all attendees with gift bags filled with pink bracelets, pens, stickers, and information on breast cancer detection. Early detection is the key to breast cancer survival.

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recommends all women over 20 get a clinical breast exam at least every three years and all women over 40 get a mammogram yearly. The website also has a breast cancer risk assessment tool to help women estimate their breast cancer risk. Breast Cancer affects one in eight women during their lifetime and is the second-leading cancer killer of women in the U.S., next to lung cancer. For local breast cancer support services, contact the Central & Western Oklahoma Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure at or 405528-2873.

Honor Flights offer memorable opportunity By: Jennifer Byrd

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Ninety-nine American World War II Veterans flew to Washington D.C. Oct. 24 for the Eleventh Oklahoma Honor Flight. The OHF mission statement is “transport Oklahoma Veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.” The veterans toured multiple memorials and saw the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery. The trip was completely paid for by OHF, which is a not-for-profit, all volunteer organization. OHF relies on the community’s donations in order to give veterans the opportunity to visit Washington, D.C. Veterans like Gene Frazier, who served in the Navy from 19431946, are provided with a guardian to accompany them throughout

The group arrives in D.C. and lines up for recognition at the memorials

the trip and offer assistance. Mr. Frazier said, although he had been to Washington, D.C. before, “it never gets old.” He said he was most excited to see the WWII memorial, as it had not been built the last time he visited the capitol city. Charles Head, who served in the 6th and 2nd Marine Divisions from 1944-46, also said his favorite part of the tour was the WWII Memorial. Charles was shot in the Battle of Okinawa and received a

Enrollment prep begins By: Narges Taghavi

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Student Success held its “Fall Into Success” event Oct. 31 in the Campus Mall, to kick off enrollment, which opens Nov. 5. During the event snacks were provided and the winners of the student raffle Jonathan Hayes, Jack Crandall, Cheryl Alexander

received a gas gift card. Also, student could complete a Bingo sheet, with various RSC related questions, return it to the Student Success Center Booth and receive a prize. Advice for student is that they should enroll early to have the first pick of the classes. A course catalogue can be found in every division office. There are two ways to enroll: with an advisor or through a students Oasis account. Although self-enrollment is more convenient, visiting an advisor can be beneficial in helping you choose the best classes toward your degree. If you have any questions regarding enrollment, visit the Student Services Building or a division advisor.

Purple Heart. After recovering for several months, he was on his way back to Japan when the Japanese surrendered. He said going to D.C. was a great experience, and brought back a lot of memories and emotions. Even though Charles is in his eighties now, he still has the Marine mentality. While many of the Veterans were being pushed in wheelchairs after their long day in Washington, Charles was helping push another Veteran. With a


smile on his face he commented, “Once a Marine, always a Marine.” Charles and Gene are just a couple of the 16 million Veterans that served our country during WWII. Their stories of hardships and countless sacrifices in the name of freedom define them as true American heroes to our country. Currently 150 Veterans are on the Oklahoma Honor Flight waiting list. The next flight is tentatively scheduled for April 17, 2013.

Microsoft surfaces with new tablet By: Dennis Gosnell Assistant Editor

With the success of Apple’s iPad, many other companies are seeking to compete in the growing tablet market. Microsoft is no exception. On Oct. 26, Microsoft released a new line of mobile tablets called the Surface. This device, like the iPad, looks to give consumers something unique and life changing. Microsoft has two versions it is looking to give consumers: the Surface and Surface Pro. The Surface is about the length and width of a piece of 11.5 in. by 8 in. piece of paper and is about a third of an inch thick. It runs with Windows RT, which is an operating system designed specifically for the Surface. Reviewers of the Surface have remarked on the similarities between

Students dress in costume for Halloween activities on campus. Photo by Josi Weaver

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Windows RT and Windows 8. Online sales of the Surface have already sold-out. According to Ewan Spence, a contributing writer for Forbes, this may not be a good sign, as public expectations of the Surface may not be meeting reality, and could damage Windows 8 reception. With the integration of Windows 8 type function in Windows RT, Microsoft seems to be gambling with the hope that consumers will find the new operating systems user friendly and worthwhile.

T h e D e b i t C a r d Tr a p : P a r t Tw o By: Dennis Gosnell In part one of this story, U.S. PIRG referred to campus debit cards as a trap in which students end up paying high fees. According to U.S. PIRG, for years students could receive their financial aid free by check or direct deposit. Colleges would have to pay about five dollars per student to disburse aid. When colleges turned to financial institutions like Higher One, colleges were relieved of the cost of disbursement and those fees were handed over to the students. Why the need for companies like Higher One “On Nov. 1, 2007, the Department of Education officially updated the Cash Management Electronic Disbursement of Title IV Funds section, and these regulations pertained to federal student aid programs,” Keith Ogans, Vice President of Business Affairs said.

Ogans described the old system as inefficient and wasteful, not to mention a waste of time for students who would have to stand in line to receive their student aid money. The update of the Title IV Funds section regulations required schools to start depositing or refunding students electronically and had until June 30, 2009 to comply with these new regulations. “Some students did not even have a bank account or even qualify to have a bank account. We wanted to ensure all students had access to direct deposit and Automated Clearinghouse Transfers. College staff did not want the college to incur increased additional costs

due to an additional workload,” In spring of 2008, RSC met with members of OCCC to see how they were going to accommodate the new regulations. Business Affairs found that OCCC was using Higher One to satisfy the new regulations. In Oct. 2008, Business Affairs took a proposal to the Board of Regents to start working with Higher One.

“With Higher One, all students have access to a bank account. This however, does not mean that students are required to use Higher One. They can have their student financial aid direct deposited into their own bank accounts, or

have paper checks mailed to them, not many students opt to use this option though,” Ogans said. When the responsibility of disbursing federal student aid and refunds was lifted off of the school’s shoulders, Williams says student’s pay on average $49 per year in fees. “Many students find themselves hamstrung into accepting the lowquality bank account because of long wait times to receive financial aid by any other method,” Williams said. He went on to say that direct deposits can take up to a week, and mailed checks can take up to two weeks for students to receive their student financial aid. When students depend on this money and need it promptly, there is nothing but the “preferred bank product” left for them to use. For additional information on the “Debit Card Trap,” check out US PIRG’s website

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Treadmill-athon sprints to an end By: Narges Taghavi, Feature Editor The Treadmill-athon results are in! Throughout the month of October the Wellness Center held their 4th Annual Treadmill-athon. Listed here are the top 10 finishers of the marathon for the student/ community member race. These names were used to draw for the prizes awarded to the category. According to Chris Leland, Health and Wellness Activities Director, the employee drawing is soon to come. Check back at the 15th Street News website for that listing when the names are released. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Top 10 finishers Jerry Ryan Harvey Hampton Al Parsley Reagan Eastep Bob Whitaker Natalie Horner Robert Summers Chris Baker Tonya Pollman Kiersten Key

Treadmills fill up as the end of the marathon draws closer. Archive Photo


The CDLC Pajama Parade makes rounds on campus, letting the kids trick or treat at campus offices. Photo by Chelsea Ratterman

Winners Jenna Hagood Kiersten Key Reba Hunter David Holt Devin O’Donnell Brennah Lockwood Virginia Wood Chris Baker Scott Holz

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Dorothy visits with the farmhands after her encounter with Ms. Gulch during the Wizard of Oz performance. Photo by Chelsea Ratterman

Drawing Michael Vinson Ryan Melton Breanna Gilbert Brooke Barela Kyle Compton Abel Aldaz Natalie Horner Elizabeth Carlson Jerry Ryan

Kick the habit, start a car By: Dennis Gosnell

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During the annual Stop Smoking event held Oct. 24, students received a packet containing information, such as a list of the chemicals used in the production of cigarettes, that could help them quit smoking. The 29 chemicals on the list are lethal if consumed by themselves; what these chemicals can do together is mind-boggling. The packet also included tips to help people quit smoking, such as help to decrease stress while reducing the use of tobacco products or

quitting the habit cold turkey. Respiratory Therapy program students also provided free respiratory tests to students, faculty and staff to check the health of their lungs. Participants were asked to take a deep breath and blow it out all at once. This was to test how much air and strength the lungs used. Other RT students parked a brand new truck just east of the Wellness Center to illustrate how it was possible to buy the truck if people didn’t purchase cigarettes for five years.

By: Chelsea Ratterman Editor in Chief

Paranormal investigator Patrick Burns, of Court TV’s “Haunting Evidence,” hosted an on campus ghost hunt the night of Oct. 25. Burns gave a presentation on the basics of ghost hunting, the different terms used for equipment and phenomena, and evidence he has found in his investigations. After the presentation, Burns and the approximately 60 attendees went on a campus ghost hunt, exploring the Student Center, Fine Arts, the Wellness and Aquatic Center and the H.B. Atkinson Theatre. The hunt comprised of multiple EVP, electronic voice phenomenon, sessions requiring absolute silence from the crowd, and accomplished

them with ease, despite the large crowd. After each session, the recordings were played back and based on the recordings something was with the crowd. The most active area was the Student Senate meeting room. Multiple EVP’s were picked up, including one that sounded like a name, which many believed to be Frank, and a request that the hunters “don’t go.” Other whispers and numerous clicking sounds were picked up at the different locations; although the verdict on whether this was evidence of a ghost is still out. The crowd was enthralled, with numerous members pulling out their own phones to see if they could pick up evidence of their own.

Patrick Burns and the crowd of ghost hunters hold an EVP session in the Aquatic Center. Photo by Josi Weaver


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Respiratory Therapy students brief students on lung health during the annual smoking cessation events. Photo by Kenneth Beachler

Burns’ visit scares up campus ghosts

The Classified Staff Association celebrated their Second Annual Halloween Party Oct. 31. A contest was held for the Scariest, Funniest and Best Overall Costumes. Voting was held Nov. 1 online. Check the 15th Street News website to find out the winners! Some costume entries were Barbie (left), Darth Vader and Obi-wan Kenobi (above). Photo by Chelsea Ratterman

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Academic eraser cleans up records

By: Chelsea Ratterman Editor in Chief

Mechelle Aitson-Roesseller, and Dustin Orrell answer students’ questions regarding GPA calculations. Photo by Dennis Gosnell

By: Dennis Gosnell

According to Aitson-Roesseler and Orrell, many students think this Students sometimes find form is the magic erase all when it themselves wishing they could erase comes to changing GPA. Students some of their grades to boost their have three options to choose from on GPA. the “Academic Forgiveness Form.” Oct. 23, Mechelle AitsonThe first and most advisable Roesseler and Dustin Orrell option is to pick the Repeat Grade, presented information to students which allows the student to retake in regard to how the “Academic the course without the previous “F” Forgiveness” form works during affecting their overall points or GPA. the “Understanding Your GPA” This option can be used a maximum workshop. of four times during the students Assistant Editor

By: Jennifer Byrd News Editor


The Wellness Center will be conducting two events throughout November to increase cancer awareness. Hairy Movember The Second Annual “Movember” event will promote prostate cancer awareness through a beard/ moustache growing contest. The 22 participants, called “Mo Bros”, have signed up and are prohibited from shaving for the entire month. They will report to the Wellness Center judges’ panel on November 30 to see who has grown the most facial hair. All Mo Bros will receive a bright yellow “Movember” t-shirt, which they will wear on campus throughout the month. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the contest. Cycle Out Cancer Two stationary bikes in the

Wellness Center are designated as official “Cycle Out Cancer” bikes from November 1 – 30. Participants simply pick their bike and start pedaling. As of Oct. 31, 32 people have signed up. The goal is to promote cancer awareness while increasing physical activity. This is the first year this event has been held and is an easy way to get involved in the community. All participants will receive a Wellness Center towel and anyone who cycles 10 miles or more in one sitting will receive a water bottle. The target is to reach 1,000 collective miles by the end of the month. To sign up, visit the Wellness Center lobby and fill out the registration sheet. For more information on these or other Wellness Center Events, contact Nickie Williams at wellness@rose. edu or call 405-733-7330.

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Wellness center hosts month long events


The Zonta Club of Central Oklahoma is offering two $750 Helen Troy Educational Award for returning female Rose State students. Applications are now being accepted for students enrolled in at least six credit hours per semester, within a field of study that will provide the skills to advance the status of women. The application deadline is Dec. 14 and the two winners will be notified by Jan. 11, 2013. To apply, submit the application to the EmPower mailbox, attention Pam Emmons. The mailroom is located in the Student Center by the bookstore. The award is named for Helen Troy, who served as publisher of the Oklahoma Observer with her husband for 36 years and served in the Zonta Club of Central Oklahoma for 14 years. Zonta International was founded in 1919 to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy.

academic career. The second option is the Academic Reprieve. This choice gives the student the option of having the semester in which they received an “F” removed from their GPA calculations. As with the previous choice the student’s transcript would still show the “F” but it would not affect the overall points or GPA. There is however, a catch. If the student had three “A”s and an “F”, the student would lose those three “A”s from their points and GPA calculations. The last choice is to do an Academic Renewal. If a student has been out of school for over five years and wants to use the magic eraser to start over, the student would select this option. It would discount any and all grades older than five years from being added into the students GPA. Please note that just because a student might receive a “D” or “F” does not mean that they need to fill out an application for Academic Forgiveness. See page 38 of the RSC 2012/2013 Catalog for information regarding the use and requirements of this form. Students can also acquire information from the Admissions and Academics office by calling 405733-7308 or visit the Admissions building

Judges take a look at the contestants MoBro beard.

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Hollywood breaks new ground with “Cloud Atlas” By: Chelsea Ratterman Editor in Chief

Remember when the prediction was Oscar season would bring smarter movies? Perhaps Hollywood has outdone itself this time. “Cloud Atlas” is the most recent ground-breaking film from an industry that hasn’t done a lot of ground-breaking lately. Perhaps it is the deep thought required to understand the meaning of it, or perhaps it is the deep concentration required to follow it, that makes the film as ambitious as it is. Upon first viewing, “Cloud Atlas” is a spectacle of fast moving stories that somehow connect to each other. Within the nearly three hour movie, audiences are introduced to six different stories, all containing the same souls, who will be reincarnated and played by the same actors in the subsequent stories. Based on the 2004 book by David Mitchell, which critics and author alike deemed “un-filmable,” each story unfolds down a timeline in which reincarnated souls feel the reverberations of decisions they, or others, made in their past lives, and is in turn told as a story itself in the next story along the line. The film opens in the South Pacific, progresses next to Belgium in the 1940s, San Francisco in the 1970s, the United Kingdom in 2012, a dystopian Neo Seoul around 2144, and a post-apocalyptic Hawaii in 2314. In a nesting egg design, each story tells itself within another story until the conclusion, which drove this reviewer bonkers until the Cliff Notes of the book was obtained and explained what happened. The ideas of reincarnation and that all things in the universe are connected are explored in the movie. The souls of the various characters evolve with each story, whether the evolution is good, bad, or neutral in terms of changing the character. One example would be Tom Hank’s characters who progress from vile to crazy to saving the world and what is left of mankind after the Fall. The entire film is a beautiful piece of cinematography. Neo-Seoul would recall audience members to “Tron: Legacy.” Expressions and landscapes are caught on film and utilized to increase the film in its ambition, and it is so excellently done, that this movie demands a second visit to experience the beauty of it again. The two most enjoyable actors in the film were Hugh Grant and Hugo

Tom Hanks and Halle Berry star in the adaptation of David Mitchell’s 2004 novel “Cloud Atlas” Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Studios

Weaving, although Jim Broadbent’s desperate publisher added some levity to an otherwise serious movie. Last seen in “Captain America” as Red Skull, Hugo Weaving sticks to his villainous guns, playing a hit man, a green, top hat and waist coat wearing devil to the natives of Hawaii called Old Georgie, and a sadistic woman named Nurse Noakes bent on keeping the residents of the nursing home imprisoned. Hugh Grant steps out of the romantic comedy genre to play a slick haired energy businessman hiding a dark secret to a cannibalistic Kona chief in the post-apocalyptic Hawaii. The makeup in the movie is amazing. The transformation of the actors between races, ages and genders keeps the idea of reincarnations in place by allowing the actors to play the same soul in the different stories. Halle Berry was made to appear as a male, and Hugo Weaving as a woman, and it was convincingly done, as well as the transformation of part of the cast to appear Asian, so as to play characters in the Neo-Seoul story. “Cloud Atlas” is a beautiful, ambitious, although confusing film. The $100 million film lives up to its price tag in cinematography, makeup, and the storyline that keeps audience members caught up in the fascinating plot.

Mixed weather fashion tips By: Narges Taghavi Feature Editor

an easy off accessory. Also, remember wearing a tank top underneath any sweater or blazer is great for when the weather goes from cold to hot. As for accessories, scarves are another essential layering piece, perfect to toss on if the wind starts to pick up.

Mother Nature can surely be temperamental. Everyone knows that Oklahoma weather is up and down, hot and cold, so the question is “how to combine summer and fall fashion” without the risk of heat stroke or frostbite. The key element in combining these two seasons’ attire is layering. For instance, wear a favorite pair of high-waisted shorts with some black or colorful tights added underneath. And, what about the biggest fashion trend of the summer, maxi skirts? Is there a way to style them into the fall? By throwing on a stylish three-quarter sleeve metallic sweater it will become a summer/ fall outfit that mixes the comfort of a maxi skirt with the trendy fall metallic fashion, not to mention the warmth of a sweater. On the day where the weather can go wither way, simply pair some tights with a cute sundress and a jean or leather jacket. This way, if it becomes colder throughout the day Get a leg up on texture with a jacket will be available for warmth, patterned tights but if the sun starts to come out it is Photo courtesy of


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Superstorm Sandy stirs the political waters Superstorm Sandy battered the East Coast leaving hundreds dead and destruction in its wake on the last weekend of October. The storm and its ferocity has led to the question of whether or not human activity is responsible for global warming, a question that has plagued scientists and politicians alike for decades. Democrats have been advocates of climate change, while Republicans have been the voice of those who believe extreme weather changes are not a result of man-made influence. The Pew Research Center provided statistics that backed this up. It reports that 88 percent of Obama supporters say there is solid evidence of global warming, with 63 percent saying it is because of

human activity; going on to say that 42 percent of Romney supporters say there is solid evidence of global warming, with 18 percent saying it is because of man-made influence. For the first time in 28 years, climate change was not a topic in this campaign, and was not broached as a topic of debate in the three presidential debates. “Where is the global warming in this debate,” asked former Vice President Al Gore in a tweet during the third presidential debate, “climate change is an urgent foreign policy issue.” Memos after the debate to various environmental quote the president from his Oct. 18 Mt. Vernon, Iowa visit as saying “climate change isn’t a hoax.”


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Opening Box Office Nov. 2 • Wreck-it Ralph • Flight • The Man With the Iron Fists • Vamps

Opening Box Office Nov. 9 • Skyfall • Lincoln • A Royal Affair • In Their Skin


New York Times Fiction Best-sellers 1. The PantherNelson DeMille 2. The Twelve- Justin Cronin 3. Fifty Shades of Grey- E.L. James 4. The Casual VacancyJ.K. Rowling 5. The Bone RedPatricia Cornwell

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a press conference in the aftermath of Sandy that “anyone who says there’s not a dramatic change in weather patterns, I think is denying reality,” in reference to his and Mayor Bloomberg’s belief the storm was fueled by warmer waters in the Atlantic Ocean, caused by global warming. There has been a call from within the Republican Party to start taking this phenomenon seriously. Meghan McCain, daughter of the 2008 presidential candidate John McCain, who has co-sponsored numerous cap-and-trade bills tweeted during Sandy, “so are we still going to go with climate change not being real fellow republicans? [sic]” Environmentalists have been calling for decades for this serious problem to be taken, well, seriously. Sea levels and temperatures have risen, the ice caps are melting, endangering countless species, and land temperatures have risen, creating droughts and heat waves and bringing extreme weather to all parts of the year. It is time climate change is addressed as the danger it is, and measures taken to reduce its effects on the world. Or we might end up taking Newt Gingrich seriously, and begin to colonize the moon in the near future for our own survival.


Editor in Chief Chelsea Ratterman ( Assistant Editor D.J. Gosnell ( Features Editor Narges Taghavi ( News Editor Jennifer Byrd Assignment Editor Amber Stafford ( Online Editor Melissa Bednarek( Graphic Artist Michele Penix ( Photographer Josi Weaver ( Circulation Manager Llyod Langrehr ( Coordinator of Student Publications Julie Lesko-Bishop ( Secretary Carol Benefee ( Computer Guru Scottie Seger (

Nov. 2 – Nov. 15

Nov. 7 Credit Score workshop 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Social Sciences 208

Nov. 7 Resume Writing workshop 2 – 3 p.m. Student Center Fountain Room Nov. 11 Oklahoma’s 27th Peace Festival 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Peace Festival provides visitors with holiday shopping opportunities. All groups and vendors sell items as gifts for the holiday season. Fair trade and homemade goods on sale include pottery, crafts, organic coffee, and carvings and hand-made items from Africa. More information is available by calling the Peace House in Oklahoma City at 405-524-5577, or by going on the website www. Nov. 11 Chef Anthony Bourdain “Guts and Glory” Tour 7 p.m. The internationally renowned chef, author, and television host will visit the Rose State College Performing Arts Theatre for one night only. Bourdain will spend the evening sharing candid, often hysterical insights about his life’s work and travels, including an open


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question and answer session with the audience. Ticket prices range from $47.50 to $55.00. Tickets will be available by phone at 405-2972264, online at MyTicketOffice. com or in person at the Civic Center Music Hall Box Office at 201 N. Walker Ave. in Oklahoma City. If still available, tickets may be purchased at the Rose State College Performing Arts Theatre Box Office on the day of the show beginning two hours prior to the performance start time. Nov. 13 Veteran’s Day Recognition Luncheon 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Student Center Dining Area Those who attend will get a free lunch and get to hear Brig. Gen. Donald E. Kirkland, Commander of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex at Tinker Air Force Base speak. Nov. 13 Study Abroad Meeting 5:30 p.m., Humanities 217 There will be an information meeting for the Study Abroad May 2013 trip to Italy. There are currently 26 people signed up to go, and more are encouraged to join. The trip is a 10 to 12 day tour, depending on if travelers pick the two-day extension, of Venice, Florence, Pisa, Rome and more.

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1 Anthony’s talk radio partner 5 Kindergarten lessons 9 Some carpets 14 Struggle at the finish 15 Combustible mineral 16 Put off 17 The “Iliad” film version for kids? 19 Burgundy capital 20 Great Society agcy. 21 Rio greeting 23 One of the Spice Girls 24 Coming-ofage film about DNA? 28 Gp. in a ‘50s labor merger 29 Anticipate 30 Online selfimage 32 Calendar

abbr. 33 Superhuman 36 Bob Marley prison film? 43 Best Actress winner for “The Queen” 44 Sushi topping 45 Theme of Grisham’s “A Time to Kill” 48 Arise 52 First Amendment subj. 53 Epic poetleft-behind film? 56 Composer Khachaturian 58 Pin cushion? 59 Miami’s Marino 60 References, often 62 Shakespearean holiday film? 67 Modern read 68 Blunted

blade 69 Flirt 70 Town near Bangor, in many King works 71 Tend 72 Kitchen addition?


Informational meeting for the 2013 Study Abroad Italy trip will be Nov. 13 at 5:30 p.m. in HU 217. There is still time to sign up!

1 Frequently, to Frost 2 It’s something to shoot for 3 Life-changing promise 4 Fictional donkey 5 Broadway opening? 6 Rude welcome at the park 7 Chocolate substitute 8 In a feline way 9 Not irr. 10 Reagan Cabinet member 11 Utterly hopeless 12 Reverent

hymn 13 Higher in rank 18 Neptune’s realm 22 2006 Whirlpool acquisition 24 Whiskey order 25 Diagram with relatives 26 Exclude 27 Mean business 29 Org. providing arrangements 31 Cry of disgust 34 Elephant tail? 35 Seller, presumably 37 Nice friend 38 Entrée 39 1983 Keaton film 40 Turkey is always next to it 41 Do, for

example 42 “Wow” 45 Like the five films in this puzzle’s theme? 46 Oxygenconsuming organism 47 Hue and cry 49 Memorable telestrator user in NFL broadcasts 50 Sighed word 51 Generic 54 Normand of the silents 55 Military camp 57 “Is it just __ ...” 61 Shade of blue 63 Mens __: criminal intent 64 Bit of carping 65 Big bang cause 66 Dump

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