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The Staci Vandagriff | Staff Photographer Director of Human Resources Lori Winn discussed the actions that have been taken regarding the tax frauds with the faculty senate Friday afternoon.

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Faculty Senate discussed the latest update on the campus tax fraud and their opinion on faculty and staff concealing handguns on campus on Friday afternoon. Lori Winn, director of Human Resources at ASU, updated the Faculty Senate on the latest news regarding the tax fraud. “I come here wanting to share as much information as I can with you. I want us to be as transparent an institution as we can be,” Winn said. “Understanding also that I have been asked by our outside agencies, we are handling a criminal investigation, so we are limited in the information that we can share.” Winn states that as of Fri-

day there are 215 individuals who have been impacted by the tax fraud. “This week we have seen state tax fraud and are working with the state of Arkansas in that regard as well,” Winn said. “We have taken a number of measures in regards to security.” Henry Torres, interim chief information officer of ITS, has been involved with the security measures. “One of the things that we have tried to do is make sure that our internal systems are secured from network environment and server environment,” Torres said. “We have done all types of testing. We continue to look at all our systems. We know that all our systems are secure, we know that are network is seFACULTY SENATE, 3

Luncheon honors First Lady Beebe BETHANY GALLIMORE STAFF WRITER

The celebrations of Women’s History Month were brought to a close Thursday with the annual Living Legends Luncheon hosted by the Multicultural Center. Multicultural Center Director Niya Blair announced this year’s Living Legend Award recipient and keynote speaker Ginger Beebe, first lady of Arkansas, who shared her words of wisdom with ASU students, faculty, and community members. “It’s not very often we get to have the first lady of Arkansas with us, so I’m pleased she could take time out of her busy, busy schedule to share with us,” said Lynita Cooksey, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. Candence Williams, pro-

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tudents who live on campus may never have to participate in the unbelievable awkwardness that is stalking for a parking space, but for those who have to commute to campus there is art in being able to find a parking spot before class begins. It’s not enough to just show up and expect a space to be available, for every student becomes a shark, circling the parking lot and fighting over a vacant spot. “The key is to getting up early,” said Jason Davis, a senior public relations major of Jonesboro who usually gets up a 6 a.m. for an 8 a.m. class. “I arrive at the corner of Stadium and Aggie at 6:45 a.m., just in time to get in the left turn lane 17 cars back with traffic moving 4 cars at a time. Ten minutes later, make a left turn onto Aggie, proceed at 30 miles an hour to the corner of Aggie and University ‘Death’ Loop behind before mentioned 17 cars.” After what is another 20 minutes of enduring obstacle after obstacle, Davis arrives at the Dean B. Ellis parking lot behind 17 other cars. “Thus begins the circle of death like vultures,” Davis said. “I drive randomly around the parking lot until 7:30 a.m., frantically searching for loose change to feed the meter when, in a flash of genius, I decide to head to the back of the HPESS Complex with the 17 other people. We all begin the circle of death again whilst eyeing the

handicap parking and decide that day is not the day to be booted and towed.” Davis said his endeavor to find a spot can usually take him until the time his class starts. “It is now 7:50 and panic is beginning to reign,” Davis said. “I head back over to the library parking lot, find someone going to their car, follow them like a deranged serial killer and take their spot.” Some students take a longer time stalking rather than circling the parking lot. “The best thing to do is when you are driving and getting close to campus is to start looking for people while you are still on the road,” said Jordan Patterman, a junior biology major of Clarksville. “Just spot them and start following them.” Patterman also agrees that getting to campus early is important when it comes to stalking. “You have to get up early because you have to get ready and you have to catch (students) coming out,” Patterman said. “If your class is at 9 a.m., you need to be circling the parking lot at 8:30.” Patterman believes that those who sit and wait rather than moving around the parking lot are the ones that get parking spots. “Sit in one spot and just watch. Don’t be ‘sharking around’ because you could be missing something. Sit there, watch everybody, and then you won’t miss an opportunity,” Patterman said. “Circlers are losers. If you are going to just circle STALKING, 3

gram coordinator of the Multicultural Center, said the Center decided to host Beebe because of her interesting background and Arkansas roots. “We thought, why not have someone from Arkansas come and represent women, and talk about what inspires them?” Williams said. “We felt she would have an interesting story to share, and give a great speech to the people who attend our luncheon.” Ginger Beebe, a longtime supporter of women’s and children’s rights, was welcomed to the stage amid a round of appreciative applause. “We’ve had a whole month of celebrating women,” she said. “We really should do that more often.” Beebe went on to discuss the importance of supporting the next generation of womBEEBE, 3

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Stopping a culture of waste Students are required to pay for a year-long parking pass, pay for season tickets for athletic events, purchase yearbooks, pay for access to the gym, a year supply of library prints and on-campus residents are required to purchase meal plans. While many of these blanket fees are helpful for sports teams, to meet their growing budgets, they are not beneficial towards all students. Students spend thousands of dollars in financial support of entertainment that they never watch. Granted, without these fees our school would not be able to have our athletic teams, not to mention competitive ones. The issue is not the blanket policies themselves, but the creation of systemic waste that this type of program creates in other venues. Take for example the library, which boasts “free printing.” However, nothing in this world is free and this is no exception. Students can be found printing off 800 page academic journals because they don’t have to worry about paying by the page, even though they can be accessed for free online. The disconnect from money leaving their hands has caused them to forget about thrift and frugality. The focus has completely shifted from the proper use and conservation of resources, to wasteful practices. Students see that they have to pay a fee to use these resources and seek to get the most bang for their buck. While on face this doesn’t seem like a poor practice for them, other students who are not using these resources are required to pay for their colleagues disregard. To further prove this squander, take a look at how many documents are left in the recycling bins or worse, the garbage. While the library is having a printing and trashing hay day printing free copies, other labs on campus, with set dollar limits on accounts, are unsurprisingly less wasteful. It is not just trees that are of concern. Compare the portion sizes of someone who eats at a buffet versus a pay-asyou-go restaurant. Suddenly, the third trip for food doesn’t seem near as appealing when you have to pull out the last wrinkled bills in your pocket. While a pay-as-you-go program most likely won’t stop the obesity pandemic, it may cut some of the waste that our school generates. With less waste being thrown away, there is a propensity that meal prices could be reduced for everyone. As hikes in tuition are considered, lets save some of our dollars by keeping the trees in the woods, cutting off some of the fat and changing wasteful blanket policies to create a more thrifty student body. “Our View” is written by the editorial staff. The opinions are not necessarily reflective of the student body, faculty or administration of Arkansas State University.

Social media gauges potential employees Imagine you are a freshly graduated college senior holding a hard-earned bachelor degree. You charge straight into the job market applying for every job your skills fit and the pay is right. You finally get an interview but you fail to get the job. You find out the job went to someone else because your potential employer went to your Facebook account and saw something she didn’t like. Is this fair? Absolutely! Any employer, despite the industry, wants a reliable employee who will show up to work without being hungover. Equal employment laws make questions about an applicant’s personal life unheard of (there are now even restrictions on negatively using a reference an applicant provided) and “ability to show up without being high” is not a phrase used on the average resume. All of this makes the prospect of scouting the social media accounts of various applicants very lucrative for businesses. Five minutes of research can reveal whether an applicant shares the same views as the rest of the company. One of the biggest arguments for the other side of this issue is these companies are invading your personal

“Whether you like the idea of a company using information found on social network to make a hiring decision, the practice is here to stay.” - Korey Speaight

privacy in order to decide whether to hire you. This argument is invalid because nothing you put on the Internet is really “private.” If you have ever made any sort of Internet account you have checked a little box saying “I have read and understand the terms and conditions.” Facebook alone has a 2000 word document on how it collects and uses the information provided to it. Items posted online are far from private information. In addition, companies generally require applicants submit to a drug test and/or a background check. Applicants rarely complain about such requirements because consent forms are generally signed giving companies the ability to administer such checks. It would not seem so outlandish for a company to also require applicants to sign a

Just because social media is widely used does not mean it is mandatory for employers to use as a résumé. The employer might as well go to the potential employee’s house for a surprise visit to see their living conditions. A résumé is an organized summary containing information about a person an employer must know in order to initiate employment consideration. Social media is the superset, how we refer to the various media people use to communicate online in a social way, such as social networks, blogs, video, and photo sharing, etc. Social media was created for people to share life events and connect with family and friends, not to connect with future employers. Sites that want to connect future employees need to stick to business networking sites like LinkedIn. Some people do not use social media so it would not be fair for people who do. Will employers force applicants to have a social network site so it can be used as a second source of information? Someone will probably accuse a company of discrimination when he or she did not get hired for the job because social media outlet was or was not used. Not discriminating on the basis of the use of a social

“I do not have anything to hide from my potential boss on Facebook but that does not mean it should be used in the hiring process.”

-Jennifer Wells media outlet might as well be added to the list of qualities a company cannot discriminate against. People should not put their age, marital status, religious views and political views on a hard copy résumé but that information will be revealed to potential employers on their social network site. People cannot adjust privacy settings on Twitter and Facebook because it will look as if they are hiding something. I understand people should pay attention to what their friends are saying, tagging and commenting, because that is a reflection on the applicant. I do not think an individual should be responsible for the inappropriate tagging and commenting by his or her friends. In some circumstances, employers may evaluate an applicant’s paper résumé, then follow up by compar-

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social media release warning the applicant the employer will most likely use social media as a method to gauge all applicants. Antidiscrimination Laws, as before mentioned, already protect applicants from many forms of discrimination. These include discrimination on the basis of handicap, color, religion, gender, belief and sexual orientation. It is important to understand not hiring an applicant because an investigation of his Twitter feed reveals he lied on his resume does not count as discrimination, but common sense. While the concept of employers using social media to assist in hiring decisions may seem unethical to some it is a practice that is acceptable according to United States employment law. A Careerbuilder.com survey found that as many as 22 percent of hiring decisions in 2008 were affected by social

media. Of those surveyed, 34 percent of applicants were not hired because of social media. Whether you like the idea of a company using information found on social network to make a hiring decision, the practice is here to stay. The best way to ensure your social networking information will not be used against you is to actually read and understand the terms and conditions of the social sites you are involved with. Set all privacy settings to “friends only” and avoid the posting of pictures of yourself with illegal substances. Simplest of all, do not lie on a resume. Hiring and training new employees is very costly for any company. Using any method necessary to gauge whether an employee will be an asset to the company only makes sense. Companies have every right to use the information you post to the Internet to their advantage. Remember everything you post online is public information and you will avoid problems with potential employers as well as get the job you deserve. Korey Speaight is a sophomore acoounting and business major of Camp.

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ing the paper profile to the applicant’s social networking sites. One reason may be to see if the paper résumé and the social media résumé are exactly the same, that job applicants are not trying to be one thing in one medium and something else in another. Of course they will be different, not because a person is pretending to be something they are not. Paper résumés include details of career objective, education, relevant skills, experience, qualifications, accomplishments and volunteerism. The closest social networking sites come to the traditional résumé is for career objective, education and accomplishments. Rarely anything people post on their profile has anything to do with seeking a job. Are people suppose to have their photo taken everyday at work showing them working hard and post that photo just in case they need to apply for

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another job? Companies want to hire people with positive attitudes that will be courteous to others and get things accomplished. People should show that personality in the interview. During the interview people should show if they are flexible, committed and excited for the job. Employers will oftentimes go through hundreds of résumés a day, leaving about 10 seconds of attention for ne page that is meant to represent all of a person’s achievements. It does not make any sense to use social networking sites, which will take more than 10 seconds just to log into the site and search for the potential employee. At the end of the day what employers should do is hire a person who really wants the job and will always be grateful for it. I do not have anything to hide from my potential boss on Facebook but that does not mean it should be used in the hiring process. As long as interviews are being conducted with a hard copy résumé there is no need to use social media as part of the application process. Jennifer Wells is junior journalism major of Mountain Home.

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STALKING, Continued a parking lot the entire time you are going to lose.” One problem that Sara Rickman, a junior English major of Conway, finds in the parking lot is waiting on people who are backing out. “It’s really obnoxious. I’ve had to wait 15 minutes on a parking spot that wasn’t even for me,” Rickman said. “People obstruct the en-

tire parking lot, making everyone rush to find any parking spot, making most people late for class or being pressed for time.” During the morning rush, people get desperate and take spots that other people had planned to get into. “People put their blinker onto signify that they have their eye on their spot, that doesn’t

matter. If I am five minutes late, I am getting that spot,” Patterman said. “It’s every man for themselves out there. Park or be parked.” Davis, on the other hand, has a different view on parking etiquette. “I’ve been cut off and I’ve cut people off,” Davis said. “I would rather be late than steal someone’s parking spot.”

With all the stalking and circling around, Patterman said that there is one sure way to automatically get a parking space. “If you want to guarantee yourself a spot, bring $2 in change,” Patterman said. “You can always park in the ‘sticks’ but do you want to walk or do you want to park?”

FACULTY SENATE, Continued cure, so now we go to an outside source. It’s a company that focuses on this type of activity.” Torres explains that the company will look on external threats and internal threats on the ASU systems. “We are doing that as extra measure so we are sure that we have covered all our bases,” Torres said. “We are investing everything we can do possible to make sure that we can cover every angle that any of us are aware of.” As of now, Torres said we don’t know how or where the threat came from. “We are going to continue to figure that out,” Torres said. Winn explains that revealing information could threaten the investigation. “I will tell you in the end, when we get a resolution on the issue, we will share whatever information we can share, but we cannot jeopardize the investigation at this time,” Winn said. John Hall, vice chair of the Faculty Senate, was not at ease with Winn’s explanation. “That’s troubling to me in that the university cannot tell us who had access to our SSN before and who has access now in terms of personnel and department,” Hall said. Winn explains that they don’t know how this situation has occurred and returns are being filed daily. “It is very important for us to not jeopardize the investigation. According to Winn, the university is trying to take care of the immediate

need for next year first and encourages everyone to be very cautious. Jonesboro Police Chief, Michael Yates, came to speak to the Faculty Senate about having concealed handguns on campus. “I feel really strongly about this particular issue and I’ve come to give my opinion for what it’s worth,” Yates said. “It’s hard to separate personal feelings on these matters. I have two sons that are students here at ASU.” Yates believes that there is room for provisions in the statute. “One of those myths some people believe is the ideology that it is all or nothing,” Yates said. “If the university opts out, then that’s it.” According to Yates, it is his understanding that there could be a middle ground within the statute for the school. He presented the senate with facts about mass shootings. “Since 1950, every public mass shooting where more than three people were killed, has occurred in a place where the carrying of a handgun or firearm by a licensed individual was prohibited with the exception of Gabrielle Gifford,” Yates said. “To have gun free zones sounds like a great idea, but they are a beacon for this type of violence.” University Police Department Police Chief, Randy Martin, also presented his opinion to the senate. “It’s interesting how similar Chief Yates and I think, but the difference is that I don’t necessarily know how to an-

swer how to interpret the bill,” Martin said. “The way I interpreted the bill is that it is all or nothing.” Martin explains that the act reads to him is that it needs to be posted outside of entrances of campus and buildings whether the campus has opted out or not. “I think there are appropriate places were you do carry a gun and I believe there are places that you don’t, and even law enforcement is not excluded from that,” Martin said. “Will the university be forced to assume or have liability for a person who is employed by the university while on duty in case there is any action improper or proper with a weapon?” Martin said that her asked officers who have been here for many years what their opinions were as well as those who have been on campus less than a year. They both said that the school should opt out. “I can’t find anyone in my department who thinks it is an idea we should push forward,” Martin said. “Either way it goes, if the university, the board of trustees tells that that is in play, we will handle that accordingly.” It was decided that a vote would be done through email at some point within the next coming week. Faculty senate also passed the edits for the Adjunct resolution with a majority vote. It wasn’t decided when the next meeting will be held.

Staci Vandagriff | Staff Photographer Members of faculty senate, including John Pratte, discuss the actions that have been taken regarding the tax frauds Friday afternoon.

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Takako Okumura | Staff Photographer Ginger Beebe, first lady of Arkansas, speaks Thursday afternoon at the women’s conference in the Multicultural Center.

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en in the girls and teenagers of today. She also recognized the progress women continue to make in society, specifically in leadership roles. “Just yesterday the president gave an oath to a woman who is now the head of the Secret Service,” Beebe said. “Now that’s progress, I’d say.” One issue faced by both female and male Arkansans is the rising numbers of childhood obesity in the state. “We’re ranked 7th in the nation in the number of children who are obese. We like to be number one, but not like that,” Beebe said. However, there is hope, she said. “We have many groups in the state who are educating children and adults on the importance of making the right food and exercise choices.” Beebe also mentioned the impact women can make on children’s lives not just by helping them make the right health choices, but through the simple act of volunteering. “If you volunteer in a school or school program, you are making a difference in a child’s life,” Beebe said. “Young girls especially need to see that you are doing good.” Beebe concluded her address with final words of wisdom for the women of ASU and Jonesboro. “You have so many opportunities. Find your passion, make changes to improve your world, and embrace the time you have,” she said. “This is the time to make your mark on the world.” The luncheon concluded with the presentation of the Living Legends award, given each year to honor a woman who has made an impact on her world through the indispensable avenue of her community. This year’s recipient was Gina Gomez of Hispanic Community

Services of Jonesboro, which helps Hispanics in Northeast Arkansas succeed socially and economically by offering educational, legal, and health, and referral services. Multicultural Center director Niya Blair presented Gomez with the glass plaque honoring her commitment to Hispanic Services and her community. “(Gomez’s) dedication to her community has not gone unnoticed as she continually inspires imagination through innovation,” Blair said. Gomez is actually an immigrant herself, which gives her much closer ties to the people she works with every day. “When I first moved from Columbia I didn’t want to come here. I cried really hard, I cried for years,” she said. “But I found a wonderful community in Jonesboro. I am really glad now that I came here, and so grateful for the opportunities I have received in this country.” Later events of Thursday featured workshops on current women’s issues offered by ASU faculty and outside professionals. Topics included balancing family and professional lives, managing finances, effective communication, and healthy living.

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No hope for the “People’s Game” DANIEL MCFADIN STAFF WRITER

Two weeks after its filing, District 27 State Representative Andy Mayberry’s bill mandating a one-time benefit football game between Arkansas State University and the University of Arkansas died in committee Wednesday afternoon. House Bill 2274, which would have made the two universities play a football game at their earliest convenience with at least $250,000 in ticket revenue going to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital, failed to get passed the House Rules Committee where it had been reassigned from the House Education committee on March 14. Mayberry said the bill only received two votes of approval in the voice vote. Mayberry, who sponsored the bill with District 58 Rep. Harold Copenhaver (D) of Jonesboro, won’t pursue the bill any further. The representative used about $600 of his own money to gauge the state’s interest in the game. Mayberry created his own website, arkansasasubenefit.com, where Arkansas sports enthusiasts could vote in two polls, one for if they wanted the game to take place and the other for where the $250,000 would go. When the poll closed on March 16, 25,063 people had voted with 51.8 percent in favor of the game taking place and 48.2 percent opposing. The Arkansas Children’s Hospital earned overwhelming votes to receive the benefit money with 71.1 percent

of 11,705 votes going for the Little Rock based hospital. In the week prior to the committee meeting, the University of Arkansas’ Razorback Foundation circulated a letter to members encouraging them to go online and vote “No” in the poll. One fan went far in their efforts to undermine the poll by hacking into the JAVA script of the website and inflating the “No” votes by 1,000. Mayberry did receive emails from fans saying they did want to see the two universities play in a game, but they had voted no in the poll because they didn’t believe the state legislature should be involved. According to arkansasnews.com, members of the committee voiced concerns that the proposed bill might conflict with the 33rd amendment in the state’s constitution which mandates, “The board or commission of any institution, governed by this amendment, shall not be abolished nor shall the powers vested in any such board or commission be transferred.” Mayberry described the amendment as being “vague” in its definition, especially in regard to HB 2274. Mayberry observed that though only about 11 of the 15 committee members were present for the session, some liked the idea of an in-state game, just not one that came about because of the state. “(I) kept picking up on a recurring theme among many of them that they just didn’t think that needed to be something the legislatures

should address,” Mayberry said in a phone interview. The Rules committee, which is chaired by District 77 Rep. Stephanie Malone (R) of Fort Smith, is made up of five graduates of the University of Arkansas system, four ASU system graduates, two from Arkansas Tech, one from Hendrix and two from out of state institutions. No high education information is available for District 35 Rep. John Edwards (D) of Little Rock. After the bills end in the committee, Mayberry, a graduate of Henderson State University and a self-proclaimed Razorback fan, doesn’t see any in-state game involving the Hogs happening in the near future. “I don’t exactly know how it will take place. It seems as though it’s going to have an extremely difficult time making it through the legislature. This has been tried in a variety of different ways a handful of times through the years and doesn’t seem to go very far,” Mayberry said. “From the perspective of the two schools, the administrations working this out, I don’t see that happening in the foreseeable future.” Mayberry did meet briefly with Arkansas’ Athletic Director Jeff Long and Chancellor David Gearhart about the bill and said they showed no interest in playing Arkansas State in the future. The representative said he believes the SEC school will “have to have a dynamic change in order for that to take place.”

Track and field team wraps up UCA Open

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Men’s golf team hosts 17th Annual tournament SPORTS INFORMATION PRESS RELEASE

Wixson Huffstetler and Loel Garner claimed the fifth annual Wayne Wolfe Collegiate-Amateur title at RidgePointe Country Club yesterday, one day before the start of the 17th Annual Red Wolves Intercollegiate hosted by the Arkansas State men’s golf team. Local amateurs from the tournament’s major sponsors were paired with different student-athletes from the competing teams for a single round during the collegiate-amateur dedicated to the late Wayne Wolfe, who was the long-time senior vice president of marketing and business development at Liberty Bank of Arkansas and a key figure in the founding of the Red Wolves Intercollegiate. The collegiate-amateur’s top finishers were recognized and received awards at a tournament banquet honoring Wolfe. The team of Huffstetler and Garner shot a 58 to win the title.

“There is a reason why we have so many teams, and it’s because everybody wants to be in this tournament,” head coach Steve Johnson said. “That is a direct result of the commitment by our sponsors, the tournament committee and the community that puts so much effort into this event. The city of Jonesboro really does a fantastic job welcoming all these teams to our community and RidgePointe always does a tremendous job preparing the golf course.” The two-day tournament began today at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start for the first round. The second round will immediately follow the first today and the third and final round will begin at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow. Nineteen schools from 10 different states are competing in this year’s tournament, including Arkansas State, UALR, Austin Peay, Belmont, Eastern  Illinois, ULM, Meridian Community College, Missouri State, Nebraska, New Orleans, Nicholls State,

Northern Iowa, Oral Roberts, Samford, Southern Illinois, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, UT Martin, Tennessee State and Tennessee Tech. ASU will be looking to win its first Red Wolves Intercollegiate since the spring of 2002. Leading the Red Wolves this season is junior Easton Key, who holds a 74.7 stroke average and took medalist honors Bill Ross Intercollegiate. A-State will use two teams in the tournament this year. Playing for one ASU team will be Chance Holden, Seth Garner, Key, Wessel Zwiegers and Matt Howton, while Christian Helmbold, Sean Brock, Tommy  Eagan, Eli Mattioli and Chris Bruchhausen will play for the other. Alex Hewitt will compete as an individual. Live scoring will be used for the tournament and can be viewed at GolfStat.com. Tournament results will also be posted on AStateRedWolves.com, the official Web site of ASU athletics.

Tennis team powers past Nicholls State

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The men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams wrapped up their second outdoor meet of the 2013 season this past Friday and Saturday with a number of productive individual efforts in the UCA Open at Bill Stephens Track in Conway. The Red Wolves collected 10 top-five place finishes in women’s action while the men’s team registered seven top-five place performances over the two-day meet, which began this past Friday with distance running events and concluded Saturday with relay events. “The weather was definitely a factor today,” head coach Jim Patchell said. “We made a decision not to run anyone in events below the 800m due to the cold wet conditions. We only had field event athletes take one attempt.” “Sometimes in March at this latitude you can get this type of weather. We didn’t want to take any chances with injuries. Our goal is to have everyone healthy and ready by the outdoor conference meet,” added Patchell. The women’s team was led by senior Jamie Curry and freshman Abbey Dixon, who both garnered first-place efforts. Curry won the triple jump at 37-09.54 (11.52m) while Dixon clocked a firstplace 37:05.06 time in the 10,000-meter run. Freshman Sabrina Antimo placed second in the long jump with a leap of 16-02.48

Freshman Chris Bruchhausen putts during practice Friday afternoon.

topped Isla Brock by a count of 6-1, 6-2 and Ioana Teu secured another point for the The women’s tennis team Red Wolves as she was victoused five wins in singles play rious over Eva Castiglioni in to power past Nicholls State straight sets 6-3, 6-3. (8-11) by a score of 5-2 at the Jess Heeps-Eriksen reColonel Tennis Complex in turned to her winning ways Thibodaux, La. Saturday afby defeating Emma Pitre 6-2, 6-4 and Sofia Krsmanovic finished out the scoring for ASU with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Catherine Gauthier. Nicholls State was only able to gain one win in singles play behind Natalia Cardiff ’s win over Janie Nowland in straight sets 6-1, 6-4. The Colonels also won the doubles point when they won two of the three matches. Cardiff/Brock defeated A-State’s duo of Nowland/Teu by a score of 8-2 and Castiglioni/Aubert topped ASU’s pair of Miloshevska/Chiara Stefanov by a count of 8-5. Slijepcevic/Heeps-Eriksen defeated NSU’s pair of Pitre/Gauthier 8-2 to improve to 2-0 as a pair this season. “I’m proud of how the team turned it around from yesterday and played as a team,” tennis coach Marina Engelbrecht said. “I loved Sports Information| Courtesy Photo the energy and desire we Biljana Miloshevska playing a match during Nicholls State team last weekshowed today.” end.

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Xinzhong Zhao| Staff Photographer Members of the track and field team train the week before the UCA Open that was held this past weekend. The Red Wolves will host the A-State Combined Events this Thursday and Friday.

(4.94m). Senior Julia Agawu took runner-up honors with a throw of 166-00.12 (48.99m) in the hammer throw. Senior Samantha Salinas accounted for the Red Wolves’ third second-place showing by running a 37:12.74 time in the 10,000 meters. “The 5k and 10 k races were held on Friday evening,” Patchell said. “We had six men and seven women entered and every single one ran a personal best. I am proud of that group and the effort they put forth in Friday’s events.” Junior Kristina Aubert competed among the nation’s top distance runners at Friday’s Stanford (Calif.) Invitational, held at Cobb Track and Angell Field. Aubert, who was tabbed as this week’s Sun Belt Conference

Women’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week, recorded a 10,000-meter time of 34:53.51 to place 10th in the second heat and 34th overall. The ASU men were paced by junior Kashef Daniel and senior Ethan Turpen, who captured the top two places in the high jump. Daniel secured first-honors with a 6-03.98 (1.93m) effort and Turpen’s 6-02.01 (1.88m) performance was good for second place. Freshman Billy Ellis turned in a second-place 54.21 the 400-meter hurdles and freshman Wilton Norris crossed the line in 31:51.82 to wrap up second place. Arkansas State will host the A-State Combined Events this Thursday and Friday at the ASU Track and Field Complex.

ternoon. The Red Wolves now stand at 5-6 on the season. A-State’s Tamara Slijepcevic improved her winning streak to four matches as she defeated Marie Aubert in straight sets 7-5, 6-1. Biljana Miloshevska


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