ASUW FY12 Budget ASUW Operating Funds - FY12 ASUW Academic Year Fee ($42.04 per students X 2 semesters X 9250) $777,740.00 ASUW Summer Fee ($4.40/credit hr X 12,000) $52,800.00 ASUW Revenue $9,300.00 ASUW Reserve $10,500.00 ASUW Equipment Reserve $20,021.10 ASUW Endowments $80,000.00 Student $2,220.00 Friday, September 30, 2011 | Vol 115 Issue 024Loan Account www.brandingirononline.info Total ASUW FY 12 BUDGET $952,581.10
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The Associated Students of the University of Wyoming Fiscal Year 2012 budget, which went into effect on July 1, includes many different line items students may not be familiar with. In order for students to better understand the nearly $1 million allocated to different programs and services, ASUW’s resident budget experts explained some of the different expenditures student fees pay for.
ASUW budgeting process Meghan Kolf, ASUW’s Budgeting and Planning Committee Chair, said students on the committee are selected to specialize in individual programs for the budgeting process. “At the beginning of the year, every member on the committee is assigned a program that has a line-item in the ASUW budget,” Kolf said. “So they are essentially the advocates for that program. So when it comes time for the budgeting process to begin, all the programs submit their budgets to us, and so we do a really in-depth look at what’s going on there, and we talk to people associated with that program who know a lot more than we do and are higher up in ASUW.” Kristy Isaak, ASUW Accounting Associate, said cost projections are made based upon a combination of past expenditures and projected need. ASUW Finance Director Ben McKay said other university officials determine some items on the budget. “For things like salaries and health insurance, we get direc-
tions from the Board of Trustees about what0.15% we should be $1,445.00 expecting to compensate $2,950.00 to have 0.31% for, for raises and health ben$4,400.00 0.46% efi t increases, because $5,000.00 0.52% stuff just gets more expensive $5,300.00 0.56%every year,” McKay said. 1.09% $10,386.00 $10,856.00 1.14% Student fee $12,720.00 1.34% committee explained $13,000.00 1.36% Th e Student Fee $21,387.85 2.25%Committee, which is run by3.87% ASUW Vice Presi$36,875.00 dent Ty McNamee, $50,000.00 5.25%is composed of ASUW Senators, students at $64,892.00 6.81% large, Kristy Isaak, and $88,205.00 9.26% ASUW Finance Director Ben McKay, $106,081.86 11.14% whose position is “inextricably $132,552.40 13.92% linked with it, ” McKay $136,000.00 14.28% said. “Right now, we’re waiting to $250,529.99 26.30% get everything up and rolling,” McKay said. “We’re waiting for direction from the Board of Trustees about what we should be looking at, because there are two types of employees: one group that’s paid by the state and another that’s paid by student fee. We like to keep their salaries in line, just so there’s not a dichotomy there.” “Each person has been tasked with becoming an expert in one or two different budgets, so that we can provide the most amount of insight to that,” McKay said. He predicted that committee members would soon deliver short presentations on their respective areas of expertise. “It’s very methodical, and we try to make sure that we have as much information as possible, so that we can keep our student fees lower than any other university in this country,” McKay said. The committee will provide a final recommendation to the ASUW Senate later this year, after which point it will pass to the vice president of administration’s office, President Tom Buchanan,
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and finally the university’s Board of Trustees. “Ultimately, it’s all decided by the Board of Trustees,” said Isaak. “They get the final approval. We pretty much get to say, ‘yes, this is good,’ or ‘no, this is not good.’ Though, of course, we hopefully will have done all our research and made sure everything is legit before we get that ‘yes’ or ‘no.’” The Student Fee Committee only has a limited scope of powers, Isaak said.
“There’s seven programs,” she said. “We just help determine the fee for those that are student services, like the Outdoor Program or SLCE [Student Leadership and Civic Engagement]. That’s one entity of it, and that is decided on a two-year basis, so that goes along with the university’s biennium.” The ASUW Fee Committee operates on a similar basis as the budgeting process, using past expenditures in coordination with projected
costs to determine a reasonable allocation, Isaak added.
ASUW budgeted $52,800 over summer ASUW charges a different fee amount during the summer semester, because not all services are in operation during that time of year. Those attending class at UW during the summer paid $4.40 into ASUW’s budget. See Budget: Page 2
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UW during the summer paid $4.40 into ASUW’s budget. “It’s operations that are going yearround,” Kristy Isaak said. “It is nice that we are operating the business office during the summer and we are operating Greek activities during the summer, as well. But, when we collect our fees —ASUW specifically—it comes into one pot, so it doesn’t really matter. It’s really operations for the whole year, but they’re calculated differently and that’s why we split it up.” Isaak said the difference in calculation lies in the fact that fees are determined by credit hour during the summer, as opposed to the persemester academic fee during the fall and spring.
of separate funds accumulated from Greek life budgeted dues paid into individual Greek orWyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield has fi led a $12,720 for total year ganizations, the Panhellenic Council, Kate Steiner, Interim Assistant lawsuit challenging the state law that sets term limits for or the Interfraternity Council, she Dean of Students, ASUW Advisor added. statewide elected officials. Maxfield, who’s now serving his and former Greek Life Coordinator, “At this point, those councils colsecond term as Wyoming secretary of state, announced the said this line-item on the budget lect $20 per member, per semester,” lawsuit Thursday at the state Capitol. He fi led the suit Thursgoes to two separate student bodies: Steiner said. “Those budgets pay day as a private citizen in state district court in Cheyenne. the Interfraternity and Panhellenic for the things like recruitment and Councils. programming that wouldn’t be open Billings, Mont. “What those two councils receive to campus.” through ASUW is generally there to ASUW Finance Director Ben ASUW Operating Funds - FY12 help supplement the running of the some of the copy and X 9250) ASUW AcademicMcKay Year Feesaid ($42.04 per students X 2 semesters $777,740.00 office space,” Steiner said. ASUW Summerprinting budget to recruitment. Fee ($4.40/credit hr Xgoes 12,000) $52,800.00 The budget includes moreASUW thanRevenueHe said the line item could be used $9,300.00 Th e Obama administration is taking steps to extend new ASUW Reserve $10,500.00 $2,000 for two student employees “so that they can advertise, because federal protections to a list of imperiled animals and plants ASUW Equipment Reserve $20,021.10 who work in the office. recruitment takes a ton of advertisASUW Endowments $80,000.00 that reads like a manifest for Noah’s Ark — from the melodic Steiner said programmingStudent money Loan Account $2,220.00 ing, to really be able to open it up to golden-winged warbler and slow-moving gopher tortoise, to that is allocated to the Greek Life ofTotal the entire student population. ” ASUW FY 12 BUDGET $952,581.10 the slimy American eel and tiny Texas kangaroo rat. Comfice is used for events that are open to the entire student body. See complete story at pelled by a pair of recent legal settlements, the effort in part Restricted events would come out www.brandingirononline.info targets species that have been mired in bureaucratic limbo
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Student trades hurricane weather for snow
She was living in Gulfport, Miss. when Hurricane Katrina hit. Afterward, her family moved to Houston and she eventually
found her way to Laramie where she is now a student government senator. Associated Students of the University of Wyoming Senator Thao Nguyen of the college of Arts and Sciences has been living in Wyoming for one year and is currently serving her first year on the ASUW senate. Courtesy Before Nguyen moved to Wyoming, she was living with her mother in Gulfport, Miss. After Hurricane Katrina hit, her mother decided it was time to move. The hurricane had a devastating impact on Mississippi. She said she
didn’t live very close to the coast, but her house still took some damage. Her mother decided the right thing to do was to sell the house and move to Houston. Nguyen said she lived in Houston for five years and attended Lone Star Community college for one year before deciding to leave it all behind for Wyoming. She said she hadn’t considered living in Wyoming until she visited her dad who convinced her to move. Nguyen said she was apprehensive to come to Wyoming because of the snow. “I’m not made for snow,” Nguyen said. She finally decided she would move to Wyoming, after some consideration and much discussion with her dad. Nguyen admitted she liked the snow when she first experienced it, but soon grew tired of the cold. However, she said she enjoys
Wyoming because it gives her the opportunity to concentrate more on her studies. Nguyen said she notices a lot of similarities between Texas and Wyoming, but the weather is definitely different. “Here, you get eight months of winter but in Texas you get eight months of summer.” Nguyen said. Nguyen said she likes Wyoming because it gives her the opportunity to focus on her political science studies and less opportunity for potential distractions. She said she was “too busy living the city life,” in Houston to focus on studying. Nguyen said a fad is going on in Texas where bars and arcades are combining into one location. She also said bars host games called “giant Jenga.” She said giant Jenga is played just like regular Jenga, except the pieces are large boards.
Nguyen said the transition from the big city life to a small town in Wyoming was a huge culture shock for her, but she got used to life in Laramie and on campus. Nguyen currently works at Elements located in the classroom building and is pursuing her interest in politics; an interest she has had since sixth grade. Nguyen said her interest in politics first started with an interest in American history, and soon grew into an interest in political science. In addition to her involvement in ASUW, she is also the secretary of the United Multicultural Council on campus. Nguyen said the transition from Houston to Wyoming was a rocky one, but she has been long enough time to test the waters, and even the snow — And she likes it.
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As a concerned Associated Students of the University Wyoming senator, I am writing a few articles about issues I think are important. Sexual Assault is a real issue on campus and have we only recently begun to address possible solutions (i.e. Slut Walk, STOP Violence Talk.) UW sexual assaults have almost doubled in a year, According to Cleary Report. Also, only 60 percent of sexual assaults are reported to police, according to RAINN. That could mean potentially 45 or more students were sexually assaulted last year. This issue came up during Senate on the smoking ban and here is why. I stood in front of the Union with Senator Jarad O’Brien for five days and we spoke to more than 600 students about their opinions
of the legislation. I kept track of every argument students gave me. In Senate, I read my results Sen. Alex Brink hoping Senators would have a better understanding of the issue. About one in about 20 arguments that I heard from those opposing the legislation was concerning a greater risks students may encounter for sexual assault when they left dorms late at night to smoke. We debated the legislation for two hours, but the sexual assault argument did not come up until the end of the meeting when Noah Hull made a comment, which reflected women should chose not to smoke if they worry about sexual assault. As O’Brien, who sat next to me can attest, I was extremely offended by this argument as it is
victim blaming. I called Noah out on the issue and pointed out the misogyny of the idea that women in any way deserve to be sexually assaulted. I had been leaning toward voting “yes” for the smoking ban. This was not because I agreed with it, but because an overwhelmingly number of students told me that was how I should vote. I ultimately decided to vote “no” on principle, because I did not want to support legislation that was written within any framework that encompassed gender discrimination. Since then, Noah has made many positive strides. I have talked to him about why his comment was wrong and furthers victim blaming. A lot of people have criticized me for not wanting him to step down, but it is my philosophy that it is better to talk to someone and educate them rather than to condemn them. In my mind, condemnation only would encourage
someone to hold a grudge against a marginalized group whereas educating them may change their perspective and hopefully end any underlying discrimination. I think Noah is a hard working Senator who feels terrible about what he said. He did not have a “knee jerk,” but he now understands why it is wrong to blame a victim and that nobody deserves to be sexually assaulted. Now let’s pose the real following questions: Why are students unsafe in the first place? Why have sexual assaults increased? I have been looking for solutions and answers for over a year. Yes, dialogue and events help, but how do we address those who don’t listen and who aren’t swayed by preventative programming? Please email me with your thoughts/comments or talk to me in front of the Union during “Talk to a Senator Tuesday" from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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What ever happened to passing notes across the room that said: “Do you like me? Check YES or NO.” I liked that way of getting to know someone. But nowadays, it’s all about this new rage called “sexting.” So, instead of being excited to get a cute, little handwritten note, we get pictures of flapping body parts, which say: “Feelin’ hot. Booty call 2nite?” I remember my friend started talking to this guy right before the summer, but they weren’t going to see each other for 2 months. However, they talked every day and one thing led to another and they started sexting (sending implicit sexual messages or naked pictures via texting). Summer’s over and the big reunion came. Needless to say, when they actually saw each other, it was super awkward. Both of them knew what had been implied, but they had never even kissed before they left for break. To top it off, she had actually sent him a picture of herself, which quickly turned from exclusive excitement to public display when his friends looked at his phone late one night. Next to the embarrassing pic, they saw all of their conversations. I’ll let you imagine the awkward tension. So, what is sexting all about? Can it make your relationship spicier? And is it a safe way to engage in sexual behavior? Sexting has become a pretty popular trend. Remember Brett Favre? He was accused of sexual harassment, because he sent pictures and voicemails to multiple women, including Jets sideline reporter Jenn Sterger.
News Flash: Not everyone wants to have a picture of a naked appendage or other body part sent to his or her phone. However, sexting can add some spice to your sex life, as long as Scan the code to visit both parties involved are ok with it. rcowgirl.tumblr.com. AskMen.com provides some interesting (and smart) ways to sext. 1) Don’t sext what you wouldn’t say. Say what you would say in person! Example: “Hey baby, I really liked what we did last night. When you touched me there, it felt really good.” 2) No unsolicited sexting. Example: “It’s generally a good rule of thumb to not sext anyone you haven’t sexed in real life first.” I think the relationship between my two friends could have taken off if the sexting hadn’t been such a priority before they even sexed in real life. So, for satisfactory sexting: do it with words rather than photos. The photos can be published anywhere, anytime and trust me, if those pictures get to your future employers, they will have something other to say than “Great job, we want you to work for us.” Words can still get that sexiness across, just use your imagination along with them and things could heat up really fast. But make sure you send it to the right person; make sure you want to send it; and don’t hesitate to stop the conversation when it is headed in a direction you don’t like. Because at the end of the day, sexting is still a sexual choice and you can say no to it. So, safe sext away my friends! Don’t forget, if you have questions feel free to email me or check out rcowgirl.tumblr.com, where I can reply to questions or concerns directly.
Friday, September 30, 2011 | Features
Club abuzz about honey production David Knight
The University of Wyoming Entomology Club extracted its first honey crop last weekend after three years of planning and work on the project. Issues with high elevation, extreme climate and the law preceded this club members’ defining moment. The extraction, which took place at the club’s bee farm on the edge of Laramie, produced over five gallons of raw honey, which the club intends to package this weekend and sell at selected entomology club events for a suggested donation price. Kyle Bolenbaugh, the entomology club public liaison, said it has taken a lot of dedication to reach the point that the club is currently at. When the idea for a bee colony first came about, the club discovered that there was a law against beekeeping in Laramie, he said. The club began working with the City of Laramie in Spring 2011 to change the law by creating an outline about the effects of bee populations and the positive impact it could have on the community. After presenting the outline to the city council, the council reviewed
it and voted unanimously to repeal the ban on beekeeping, Bolenbaugh said. “We really started pushing full swing to have honey bees as prominent and prevalent within the community as possible,” Bolenbaugh said. “We’ve been learning how to use them and the behaviors that they exhibit as educational resources for community enrichment as well as we were hoping to have this be a sustainable fundraising project for the Wyoming Entomology Club.” Bolenbaugh said bees are both fun and safe to manage but can be complicated at times. The club started with two hives but difficulties prevented any honey extraction. This season, the club managed a total of nine hives, which included approximately 250,000 honey bees. “We epically failed our first year and lost both of our colonies. About the time we got to winter they abandoned their hives,” Bolenbaugh said. Honey is created by bees through a process involving regurgitation of nectar into wax honeycombs. The honey acts as a food source for the bees and provides shelter and warmth during the winter. When the honey is extracted by humans food and warmth must be
Photos from left to right: Wyoming Entomology Club members Selena Hammer and Guinevere Jones ,left, uncap a frame of a beehive. Once the comb is removed from the hive it's put in an
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provided to keep the bees alive during the winter. This is especially true at high elevations, Bolenbaugh said. The entomology club used a production line for extracting the honey that included uncapping the honey, pulling the honeycomb out and running the extractors, which act as centrifuges. Nobody was stung during the extraction this year, and Bolenbaugh said he has only been stung once while working with honeybees. Bolenbaugh said the club lost money this year with the extraction, but he hopes that the program will be self-sustaining in the future. The club is keeping three hives through the winter and would like to have more community involvement next year, he said. The club is currently working with a Boy Scout to complete a new set of hives in LaBonte Park as part of his scout project. The hives will be in production next season and include some very intricate details, Bolenbaugh said. For those interested in joining the club, the entomology club mixer will be held Oct. 7 and the next regular meeting is Oct. 10. For more information on the UW Entomology Club, you may email Bolenbaugh at email@example.com.
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extractor to remove the honey. The etomology club worked to overturn a city law prohibiting keeping bees in the city, so Laramie residents can enjoy locally harvested honey.
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Magician Peter Boie will perform at 6 p.m. in the Union Ballroom. Boie is known as being a magician for non-believers, which he has defined as “creating an atmosphere where you stop thinking whether it’s real or not, and you just enjoy it.
A mix between dance and theatre, Serenade/The Proposition features eminent artists in residence Bill T. Jones and the Arnie Zane Dance Company. For more information visit http://www.uwyo.edu/uw/calendar/.
Friday Night Fever will play the movie “Super 8” at 6:30, 9 and 11:30 p.m. in the Union Family Room. Two guests can be admitted with each valid UW ID.
A jazz ensemble from Brooklyn, SPOKE, will perform at 8 p.m. in the Union Ballroom. The Student Activities Council is sponsoring this free event, and more info on the ensemble can be found at www.thisisspoke.com.
Environment and Natural Resources students are inviting all to join them on a hike and picnic at Vedauwoo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All who want to go can meet at the Kendall House, 804 E. Fremont.
UW Symphony Orchestra will have their opening night at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Concert Hall. Ticket information can be found at the Fine Arts ticket booth or at the Union Information desk.
Celebrated UW alumnus and playwright Sean Stone (GOOD MORNING, ATHENS) joins us for the stage premiere of his new comic musical, RAINY DAY PEOPLE. For more information visit http://www.uwyo.edu/uw/ calendar/.
“This Just In…” will perform an improv show from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. in the Crane Studio of the Fine Arts Building. This comedy show is free, but donations are accepted.
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Puck drops for UW hockey this weekend Mike Dunn
As Wyoming’s short fall season soon turns to winter, there are two things on a few individuals’ minds— Extremely cold weather and hockey. UW’s men’s club hockey team will begin their season this Friday with their annual Alumni Game. This season the team will adapt a newer gameplay and have a faster team than seasons before. This is partly because of the Cowboy’s new head coach Eric Wood. “Our biggest thing this year is that we’re going to play a physical game and have great work ethic,” Wood said. With a large portion of the team returning to the roster, Cowboy hockey is not without its losses. Two starting defensemen, Rick Comer
and Tyler Yorke, along with their goalie Rob Kola will not be returning this year. However, Wood will demand higher expectations from his returners. “The guys who didn’t have that leadership role last year are going to have step up this year," Wood said. “They are going to have to progress right away.” The Cowboys went 9–9 with two overtime losses last year. Finding little solace in that record, the Pokes plan on playing with more organization this year. “We plan on playing with more structure,” Wood said. “We’re going to try something new this year. That’s one of the things I wanted to make sure the kids knew what they were getting into this year with me.” The Cowboy hockey team will begin play Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Laramie Ice & Events Center in the Annual Alumni Game. Their regular season starts 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 at EPIC, Ft. Collins, Colo.
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Cross country looks to continue early success Tom Hesse
Wyoming’s harriers will head south on I-25 this weekend to the Rocky Mountain Shootout in Boulder, Colo. The Cowboys opened the season with a top finish in their home meet at the beginning of September. Senior Greg Miller was second overall in that race with a time of 22:02.9. Miller put his name in the fifth spot on the all-time list for the Cowboys with that time The Cowgirls started the season with a third place finish in that same meet. Brooke Hughes was the top performer for the Cowgirls with an eighth place finish, according to Wyoming Athletics. In their second event the Cowboys and Cowgirls finished second and fourth, respectively at the Woody Greeno Invitational in Lincoln, Nebr. With their legs getting into mid-season form, Wyoming will run against Colorado University, among others, in Boulder this
Left, senior Greg Miller talks to local reporters after the race. Right, cross country Cowboys Greg Miller, Garrett Zans, and Nick Ekel push it to the limit.
weekend. Colorado is currently ranked ninth in the nation for men’s cross country and third in women’s cross country. Last season Wyoming competed and finished third on the men’s side while the cowgirls finished fourth, according to Wyoming Athletics. While Colorado is an impres-
sive squad, the Rocky Mountain Shootout is still just a tune-up for the Cowboys. Senior Runner Ryan Griesbach said that the team is using Colorado as a precursor to the Indiana State Pre-National Invitational. “It’ll be good to get one more race under the belt before we go out and compete for a national
presence,” Griesbach said. This weekend will also mark the introduction of the newest Cowboy—Paul Burke. Burke was a high school standout from Gillette who initially attended Oklahoma State to run for their cross-country program. Oklahoma State is consistently a top program and is currently ranked
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first in the nation. Burke’s addition gives the Cowboys a fifth senior on their experienced roster. Conversely, the Cowgirls 2011 roster features 10 under classmen and only two seniors in Molly Lux and McKynzie, according to Wyoming Athletics. Wyoming will compete in Boulder on Saturday.