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Santa’s helpers Ashley Arenas and Melissa Alferos wlecome visitors to RSC’s Winter Wonderland. The annual Holiday Lighting ceremony was held Tuesday, Dec. 1. The weather cooperated until 6 p.m. when it began to rain. (Photo by Danetta Butler) Straight from the North Pole, Head Elf Amanda Walters offers hot cocoa to the visitors while the Telstar Elementary Choir sings “We’re Going on a Sleigh Ride.” Trena Byas and the RSC Cheerleaders also entertained the crowd. As Head Elf, Walters’ duties included lighting the President’s Tree. (Photo by Danetta Butler)
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“The weather was just perfect- we were able to kick-off the ceremony and it didn’t start raining until 6 p.m.,” Julie-Lesko Bishop, coordinator of student publications said. Since the event is held in winter, “there’s always something,” Cindy Davis, Dr. Kent Lashley’s secretary said. “It’s a nice event, and the campus is such a pretty place [with all the lights turned on],” Davis added. Student volunteers take a moment for some well deserved relaxation. The Student Senate worked tirelessly in order to plan and deliver this event. Over 60 elf costumes were ordered for the senators to use. (Photo by Amber Loyd)
All Rowdy wants for Christmas is a B-25 Mitchell airplane. Santa and Mrs. Claus assure everyone that Rowdy has been good this year. Santa was also on hand to evaluate Dr. Terry and Kay Britton on their behavior. Children were delighted to tell Santa their wish list. (Photos by Amber Loyd and Danetta Butler)
“All the children and their parents were very pleased with the photos with Santa and everyone involved had a good time. The event as a whole went well, but as in all Christmas events, Santa stole the show!” Kole Tidwell, PLC scholar said. Tidwell also works in Student Activities and helped in the preparation of the event. Elf Rendon Chambers tries to horse-jack Santa’s ride in the midst of the festivities. In addition to the elves’ antics, guests were treated to s’mores, Narnia sleigh rides, carriage rides, and pony rides. (Photo by Danetta Butler)
The Gingerbread Man wails on the saxophone thrilling the crowd with a joyful noise. The Midwest City High School Jazz Band was set up in the Main Dining Room to provide holiday tunes to those waiting in line to sit on Santa’s lap. (Photo by Amber Loyd).
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Art brings more than crayons to classroom William Blake said, “If you want to bring down a civilization, first bring down its arts.” Yet when it comes time to cut budgets, the arts generally suffer first. The answer to this unfortunate reality is not something that can be given glibly. We have no doubts that those who make the decisions to eliminate arts are troubled when they do so. So rather than make snide remarks about their faults, we will examine why we need to encourage and aid the arts, even when it means giving our own time and money to make sure students in our local area are exposed to music, art, dance and theater. The arts of a culture reveal what was most important to a group of people. How do we know about the Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians? We know them through the artistry they left behind. What will our arts say about us? And if we eliminate it from our schools, what detriment are we causing to our culture? The Utah Arts Council made a valid point when it published that our sports scores and business decisions will be lost to
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lationships, how to keep weight and height relative, understand geometric and organic shapes. The benefits of art education are endless. All one needs to do is examine it and realize all subjects interconnect. Art can be used to teach history, poetry, and foreign languages. Exposure to fine arts in general makes for a more balanced person- to deny that part of education is to deny a part of what it means to be human. Now that we know the benefits, what can we do? Start by helping the Music Club raise money for guitars to teach Telstar and Willow Brook students to play them. Do everything you can to assist in their endeavor. These students go to a school that is neglected in the best of times. The schools’ children do not get regular exposure to positive role models and access to things most of us take for granted. If we can get to them while they are young, encourage them to think creatively and find something to be passionate about, we may be able to provide them with the skills to make their lives better.
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the ether of time, but our arts view and see art as an enhancewill define us for future genera- ment of the tools necessary for tions. life. James Wolfensohn said, “the Problem solving and troublearts must be in the heart of every shooting are largely creative enchild’s learning experience if they deavors. If a student is taught he are to have a chance to dream must only follow a formula, he and to create, to have beliefs, to will not learn to be an effective carry a sense of culture identity.” problem solver. When a wrench By encouragis thrown into ing the arts, the works, he we are not will have a just teaching difficult time children to thinking outdo something side the box that can be to come up fun, messy, or with a visimply gratiable solution. fying. We Think about are teaching it: what is inchildren to vention and see, hear, extechnolog y? perience, celThey are the (Artwork by Brian Allen) ebrate their results of creculture and other cultures and ative people doing things in new learn tolerance. And in the spirit ways. If we denied their imaginaof studying the core curriculum, tion, they may have never come we are teaching students how up with the new idea in the first to use words to express their place. Where would society be? opinions of a specific piece of Art aids in science and math art work, to use geometry for because the three are so interdrawing, to study movement and connected. Geometry plays a mass when we show them dance, large part in art. Sculpture and and to learn beginnings of for- dance are very scientific in the eign language in music and art. way bodies move and symmeWhen we stifle the arts, we aren’t try of the formations on stage. just cutting fat from the budget Dance and music require mathor making the school day more ematical skills. If we teach a productive; we are denying them child to play an instrument, they a complete education and the already have skills in fractions skills necessary to navigate the and measurement. Further, Tina world. Farrell said in an essay about Rather than see the arts as teaching art that “artists are a creative and imaginative dis- mathematicians” because they cipline, we need to change our have to understand spatial re-
By: Adriana Valtinson Assignment Editor
With the recent release of “This Is It,” it seemed befitting to reflect on Michael Jackson’s music from his long career. Yes, his career was wrought with odd behavior and many low points. Often when one thinks of Michael Jackson one also thinks of all the scandals that came with his career. But, of course, one will usually think of his music too. The fact of the matter is people don’t listen to his music because of his erratic behavior. Many people will say his music reminds them of their childhoods. They don’t get up and dance because they think he was weird. They dance because he just made good music. He must have, otherwise it would have been forgotten 20 years ago along with
most artists’ songs. Judging by his rehearsals in “This Is It,” it seems he had his hand in almost every aspect of his music production. As it is stated in the movie, he knew everything about his songs he wrote many of them himself. Several other artists can say they write their songs too, but how many of those songs will be remembered 20 years down the road? A part of the appeal might be that many of his songs have some sort of message. Whether it was the theme of “Earth Song” or “Black or White,” he wasn’t singing just to do it. He had something he wanted to tell everyone and he did it with his music. It seems that somehow Jackson knew exactly what the audience wanted to hear. Or perhaps Jackson knew what he wanted to
hear and the audience hap- is why, “This Is It” was a pened to agree with him? fitting tribute to the musiRegardless, he must have cian. been doing something right because many of us can still sing all his songs and can remember his dance moves. He did it like no other and he always managed to blow things up to epic proportions. That’s why there are at least three generations of people who can say they grew up listening to his music. (MCT Campus) And that
As the holiday season and the end of the semester fall upon us, students and staff should be reminded there’s free help on campus for those struggling emotionally. Dr. Joanne Stafford, director of special services, said there are two licensed counselors, including her, who will talk about and guide you through your problems ranging from relationship issues to depression. The other counselor available is Janet Griffith, coordinator of disability services. “Everybody gets exasperated this time of year,” Stafford said. Students know from the beginning of the semester when finals and holidays will arrive. But students sometimes oversimplify the impact exams and festivities hold on their lives, Stafford said.
“Perhaps, we don’t think of time as a resource we need to manage just as our money is a resource we need to manage,” Stafford said. “Knowing about something and having a plan are two very different things.” Ultimately, a plan minimizes stress. If you don’t start planning for the
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events ahead, then your life becomes more complex and stressful, Stafford said. “Well, I would back up and say…we can make a conscious decision that moves us toward more emotional balance rather than depression and stress,” Stafford said. “At this point we are in the holiday season, and if there are things that cause us to be blue or depressed because family mem-
bers have died, or finances aren’t where they need to be, then we need to remember we can make changes in our day, in the next few days, and look at what we do have…” In the end, your mood is up to you. “You can plan on being miserable for the holidays, or you can plan on creating perhaps a different kind of holiday and finding ways to enjoy yourself,” Stafford said.
Stafford offered these suggestions to better plan for tasks this holiday season.
-Eat healthy. -Get some exercise every day. -Moderate your intake of sugars, caffeine, and alcohol. -Get enough sleep. -Set aside time for yourself. If these tips are not enough, then we encourage you to contact Stafford at the following number: 7337373.
Spotlight Spotlight Roger Pinkney Facility Assistant for Auxiliary Enterprises and Services By: Adriana Valtinson Assignment Editor
Roger Pinkney has been working at Rose State College for five years and became the Facility Assistant for Auxiliary Enterprises and Services in 2009. He went to school at RSC for two semesters and majored in Radio Broadcasting at the American Broadcasting School. Pinkney explained that in 2006 he came out of his math class talking to some friends and said he needed a job. He was told to see John Chandler who helped Pinkney get a job as a work-study. He added, “John Chandler is a wonderful person to work with.” As the facility assistant Pinkney sets up all the events at RSC and helps with the stage and individual tables in the Main Dining Room. He says the best part of working at Rose State is “All of it.” Chandler, the director of auxiliary enterprises and services, said Pinkney, “does a good job, does what he has to do,” and he “takes care of business.” Donnetta Loyd, catering and events assistant agreed and said, “He has our back. He’s very efficient.”
Roger Pinkney (Photo by Amber Loyd)
Age: 49 Hometown: New York City Kids: My grandson Pets: My dog Teddy Heroes : Batman Favorite Food: Chicken Favorite dessert: Ice cream Where in the world would you like to be stranded?: Where there is money What do you wish you would have known in college?: Math If you were not human, what would you be?: Superhero What would your super power be?: Flying What kind of tipper are you?: Very good Would you rather be loved or re-
Last Week’s Puzzles Solved
By: Bryan Mangieri
Red and green Christmas brings blue moods
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LRC Hours for Finals The LRC will extend its hours for students to have a quiet place to study in preparation for finals 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, 1 p.m. – midnight Sunday, Dec. 13, and 7:30 a.m. – midnight Monday, Dec. 14 . Pizza will be served around 8 or 9 p.m. Wellness Center Policy Students, who wish to use the Wellness Center facilities, are reminded their student ID card will allow them to swipe in at the glass doors. Each person entering must swipe his or her card separately. If students forget their ID card, then they must sign in at the Wellness Center desk in the lobby. The patron will need to tell the center their student ID number and a Wellness Center employee will allow entry. If a student does not know their ID number, they will not be able to enter the facility. Little Dresses for Africa In cooperation with the Honors and Service-learning programs, Mandy Nash will be participating in the “Little Dresses for Africa” program. Nash is seeking donations of new or used pillowcases, bias tape (any color) and elastic (1/4 inch – 1 inch wide). Monetary donations will also be accepted to go toward purchasing supplies. She is also seeking volunteers to help assemble the dresses 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11 in Social Sciences Room 136. Send donations to Pamela Reynolds in the Social Sciences building or Toni Castillo in the Honors Program Office, Fine Arts building Room 117. For more information contact Nash at 706-1201 or mandy-nash@stu. rose.edu. Books for Africa The Library Club and Phi Theta Kappa have partnered to participate in “Books for Africa,” an effort that sends books to African nations for educational purposes. Green and orange donation boxes can be found in the Student Center and the LRC. Students are encouraged to donate textbooks the bookstore will not buy back and have been published within the last ten years. Highlighting and writing in the book is fine. Books collected will be sent to Africa or sold online will the proceeds going to the project. Any books that are unusable will be recycled. For more information on how your donation can help, check out the Web site for Better World Books (www.betterworldbooks.com) and Books for Africa (www. booksforafrica.org). Veterans Affairs The Department of Veterans Affairs has made funds available for veteran students who are still awaiting their education benefit claim to be processed. Eligible veterans can receive up to a $3000 advance, which will be recouped from future benefit payments. If you are a student who applied for one of VA’s education programs and have not yet received your monthly benefit payment for the fall 2009 term, you can request a one-time advance payment at your local VA Regional Office or through VA’s Web site, www.va.gov or see Loma Brannon in the Student Services Building ext. 6281.
Senate welcomes 5 to the fold By: Miranda Liming Contributing Writer
Senate held elections on Tuesday in the Raider Room for open senate seats. Of the 12 students who applied, five were chosen. New senators included Mary Farrell, Vivian Gamboa, Matthew Mayer, Jeremy Sims and Jeremy Tanequodle. Dr. Kent Lashley inducted the new senators Tuesday. “Congratulations to our new senators,” Lashley said. “I’m excited to be a part of student senate,” Sims said. Sims works in the RSC Student Success Center and strongly believes “speeches are overrated”. “I am jubilant,” added Tanequodle. Senator Tanequodle is an Ambassador Scholars here at Rose. Mayer believes in the “open door/open ear policy.” The treasurer’s report on
Guthrie Christmas Trip Continuing education will sponsor a trip to Guthrie for “A Territorial Christmas” Saturday, Dec. 19. The trip costs $60 per person. Included in the fee is the show, a candleight trolley tour, and transportation to and from Guthrie. A Victorian Christmas Walk will also be available that includes carolers and decorated store windows with live exhibits depicting the 19th century. Meals are not included. The bus leaves at 12:15 p.m. and returns to RSC at 10 p.m. To purchase tickets visit the Tom Steed Center or call 733-7392. Weekend College Weekend College has been designed to assist busy working adults earn college credit in four weeks. By combining weekend and online course options, a student can take 9 courses each semester and earn an AAS in Business with the Corportate Option. The courses offered can also be used as electives in many other degree fields. Enrolling in the classes works the same as it does for all other courses. For details or to sign up for a free orientation seminar call 7337488. EF Tours Get ready to travel! The Study Abroad Club is currently planning trips to a variety of locales through 2012. These trips are open to anyone. The trips cost approximately $3,500 per person and can be paid off in monthly installments. The tours include all breakfasts, most dinners, scheduled sight-seeing tours, airfare, lodging and transportation. Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris: Scheduled for May 2010. Contact Sandra Keneda at 733-7384 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Trip ID 702824. Spain: Scheduled for May 2011 and will include Madrid, Toledo, Granada, Costa Del Sol, and Seville. Sign up by Dec. 15 and save $200 off the trip. A 15 percent discount applies to all fulltime RSC employees. Contact Reginald Snoddy at 733-7927 or email@example.com or Lori Morrow at 733-7507 or lmorrow@ rose.edu. Trip ID 810055. Ireland, Wales, England and Scotland: Scheduled for May 2012. Contact Morrow or Sherri Mussatto at 733-7503 or smussato@ rose.edu.
Nov. 24 Meeting
Tobacco flavoring targets youths By: Nicole Ford
A presentation on the dangers of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco was held Tuesday, Nov. 17 in RSC’s Wellness Center. The Oklahoma City County Health Department (OKCCHD) presented the event. “The Risk of Oral Tobacco Use,” seminar was set-up to inform the campus of the new smokeless tobacco products and remind students of the dangers of smoking. The college observes Oklahoma Statutory references 63 O.S. 1-1523 which states: “No smoking within 25 feet of public entrances and exits on the campus.” OKCCHD addressed dual addiction (smokers who also use
smokeless tobacco) and stated smokeless tobacco is ten times deadlier and addictive than cigarettes. According to the Tobacco Free Kids organization, tobacco is Oklahoma’s leading cause of preventable death. Each year 6,200 Oklahoma residents die from the use of tobacco, and another 100,000 suffer from diseases as a result of the product. Tobacco kills more Oklahomans each year than alcohol, auto accidents, AIDS, suicides, murders and illegal drugs combined. Studies show every day 17 children in this state will start smoking. Tanya Mendoza, an OKCCHD representative, spoke about the newer generation of spit tobacco, containing bright
colored canisters or flavors like candy apple and cinnamon. This promotion is called a “graduation method.” It aims toward younger potential tobacco users. Mendoza proclaimed tobacco companies are marketing toward women and teenagers. Celebrities like Paris Hilton have assisted companies with the promotion of products such as Ariva, which is a flavorless nicotine mint. Mendoza said, “Another product called NicoGel should be avoided. It’s basically hand sanitizer… where you place it in your hand, and it releases nicotine in your palm… Tobacco companies are coming up with very clever methods.” Mendoza added, “The young age group should be aware of
tobacco… Colleges focus on issues, and tobacco use is a big one.” She warns college students to be aware of bar nights, where free tobacco products are distributed. Some of the new age products are fresh strips similar to Listerine strips, sticks, SNUS, Ariva, NicoGel, Blue Whale and Orbs. The state acknowledged Tobacco-Free Oklahoma Week during Nov. 14-21. Individuals who are ready to quit can call 1-800-QUIT NOW. They will receive oneon-one coaching over the phone, materials to help them stay on track, and if eligible they will receive free nicotine patches or gum.
Music Club strums up support for adopted school By: Bryan Mangieri Features Editor
Originally, Matthew Sykes, president of the fledgling Music Club, started the club as a resource for musicians to find band mates. However, since its inception this year, members plan for bigger projects, if all goes well, Sykes said. Treasurer Chad Valentine wants to lend a hand to one of the campus’ adopted schools, Telstar Elementary. “They are an underfunded
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school,” Sykes said. “Right now, [Valentine] is trying to raise money for twelve guitars to do a guitar class at Telstar.” “This would give [RSC] students who are part of the music education program the opportunity to go teach students, and we are hoping to get a tuition waiver for [RSC] students who take the time to teach the Telstar students,” Levi Fisher, vice president of Music Club, said. “This would be during the summertime.”
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Their hopes also include instructing vocal classes at the adopted school. So far the club raised $1,000 toward reaching the goal of hosting musical education projects at Telstar. Sykes said members plan on selling t-shirts and throwing a benefit concert all in the name of fundraising. Sykes said joining the Music Club only requires “a sincere
Handel’s Messiah Students, faculty and staff are invited to the Midwest Choral Society’s Christmas presentation of Handel’s Messiah and other holiday favorites 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11 at Wickline United Methodist Church. The church is located at 417 Mid America Blvd. in Midwest City. Following the performance a reception will be held.
buildings on campus,” Sederis said. A student at RSC brought this idea to Sederis’ attention. When asked about the price of said bulletin board, Sederis replied it would cost “around $50.” “Dr. Lashley said [the funding] is the administration’s decision, so [the authors] are leaving it up to [the administration].” This resolution passed through senate on Tuesday unanimously.
Art Exhibit RSC professor Suzanne Thomas’ work is currently on display at the Istvan Gallery in Oklahoma City. Her collection features paintings and three-dimensional figures, which honor women of history. The exhibit will be on display until Jan. 31, 2010. For more information call 831-2874 or visit http://istvangallery.com.
President Walters and Vice President Gavin Hart attended a National Conference of Student Leaders last month in Washington, D.C. to meet with other institutional student leaders to learn and expand their knowledge on “leading a group and making senate better,” Vice
President Hart said. Also in attendance on this trip were executive senators Christina McDade and Tracy McDade. Senator Myka Sederis presented Resolution 010 on Tuesday, which states, “A resolution pertaining to the installation of one (1) bulletin board in the upstairs area of the science and math building.” “This is one of the busiest
interest in music” and that you are an RSC student or faculty member. For those interested, the Music Club meets 2:15 p.m. the second and last Monday of each month in Communication Center Room 128.
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