Collegian T he Cameron University
Monday, January 27, 2014
Volume 90 Issue 1 Photo by Kaylee Jones
Clarifying fees Casey Brown Copy Editor &
Cameron students pay $168.50 in tuition and mandatory fees each semester. When broken down by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, this means students pay $114.50 in tuition and the remaining $54 in mandatory fees. Over the last two years, Cameron University has reinstituted and renamed two fees. One of those fees, the “Intentional Learning Fee,” was reintroduced in fall 2013, following the “High Impact Educational Experience Fee” of fall 2012. Cashier Supervisor Rebecca explained,
“The lower level fees [those financed by the Intentional Learning Fee] help to support the University Life and Study Strategies classes to help the freshmen that are having a hard time.” While the “Intentional Learning Fee” goes toward funding general education classes, the “High Impact Educational Experience Fee” pays for upper level courses. Tuition and fee amounts are both set by Cameron University and approved by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.
Cameron University President John MacArthur explained the different purposes of tuition as opposed to mandatory fees. “Tuition is one [source of revenue] and that is the amount that goes into the university’s general fund, our educational general fund, and would be used primarily for the activities that drive your classroom experience,” MacArthur said. “Mandatory fees on the other hand, this is an institution that we request through the Regents, but that is when we want to have to go to a specific fund so that we don’t
tamper with it. We want to provide you with classroom technology. We want to make sure you have enough electricity in the classroom, the computers on campus, the databases available to you, and so on.” “Rather than putting that amount of money in tuition that could be used in any number of ways, we specifically said no. We wanted to have a mandatory fee that is earmarked for technology.”
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Marriage equality: pending appeal Same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional? T.B.D.
Assistant Managing Editor Tuesday, Jan. 14, U.S. District Court Judge Terence C. Kern ruled that Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. He stayed enforcement of his judgment pending appeal. This means same-sex marriage is still neither legal nor recognized in the state of Oklahoma. Aggies reacted. President John McArthur declined to comment on the issue and Mayor Fred Fitch did not repsond to inquiries,
Cameron University’s SGA President Kevin Stieb gave his opinion on the matter. Stieb, who made it clear that his opinion in no way reflects the opinion of SGA, said the ruling will definitely be appealed. “I’m not sure what the general consensus is among Cameron students, but I hazard to say that it would be welcome by a large portion of the population. … I believe there will be some who are very upset, as they believe it conflicts with their values. I also believe there will be a large celebration in organizations
like P.R.I.D.E. It’s hard to evaluate the response as a whole due to the unique combination we have of a University community with the conservative community of the area.” Stieb added that, although the issue is not relevant to him directly, in an indirect sense, it would make him happy to see two consenting adults marry if they so desire. Jennifer Castricone, Faculty Advisor to CU P.R.I.D.E., said she feels strongly that this is a step in the right direction. “While it may take some time, I do believe that
eventually marriage equality will be a reality in all 50 states,” Castricone said. “Given our state’s history, it seems likely that we will be among the last to adopt marriage equality, though I fervently hope that Oklahoma embraces equality sooner rather than later.” To Gil Nunez, a junior English major who has had a same-sex partner for over 18 years, it is not just marriage, but the right to live as normally as possible.
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CU P.R.I.D.E. holding strong: Two CU students hold hands as a demonsration of their support for the same-sex marriage ban in Oklahoma to be overturned.
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CU hires new volleyball coach
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Aggies hopeful for upcoming season CU Sports Information
LAWTON, Okla. – Qi Wang (pronounced CHEE Wong) has been named the 12th Head Volleyball Coach at Cameron University announced today by Athletic Director Jim Jackson. “This was an important hire for us, as all of them are but when we go into a national search we try to find the best candidate possible and the best coach possible that fits into our system,” said Jackson. “We are very fortunate to find Coach Wang; he has Division II experience, head coaching experience, and assistant coaching experience. Coach Wang has been extremely successful throughout his coaching career, and on top of that he knows the Lone Star Conference after being at Angelo State the past four seasons.” “We are blessed; we are fortunate, and very pleased that he was available to be our volleyball coach. I look forward to him getting relocated here, getting started, and rebuilding our program back to the top of the Lone Star Conference where it belongs,” added Jackson. When the Aggies step onto the floor this fall, Wang will be inside the top-50 nationally in active coaching victories and in winning percentage. Wang has also reached the NCAA Division II National Championship Game in 2002 and 2004, and was National Coach of the Year in 2002.
Building her dream: Shailah Redman arranges one of her handpainted signs for her new business.
CETES asks CU to “Dream Big” their current business or make their dream of self-employment come true. Managing Editor Arun Tilak, Director of CETES, explained the primary aim of the Oklahoma is asking its citizens to competition: “Our bottom line “Dream Big.” is, ‘How do you grow wealth in Cameron’s Center for Emerging Southwest Oklahoma? How do you Technologies and Entrepreneurial Studies is the 2014 sponsor of Project create entrepreneurs?’” Tilak added: “Emerging Dream, a regional contest focused on technology is not necessarily medical “developing regional entrepreneurs devices and software; it could be in and mentors.” any field, anything that is emerging. Project Dream is open to entrepreneurs (ages 16 and up) across We want to encourage any type of entrepreneurship, local-grown.” Stephens, Jackson and Comanche Submissions are due Jan. 31 counties who are looking to expand
Inside this issue:
MLK honored with day of service at CU
and must be uploaded to www. DreamBigOklahoma.com before voting begins on Feb. 3. The two “dreams” that receive the majority vote as well as the top two judges picks will go on to share their dream before a panel of judges on Mar. 6 in the statewide competition. The winner of the regional contest will win $5,000 from CETES; however, the winner of Project Dream as a whole could win up to $20,000.
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CU recently updated their tobacco-free policy
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CU students honored in National Exhibit
CU students bring fiction to life in new game
January 27, 2014
MLK Day of Service:
CU made it a day on not a day off Kali Robinson
Assistant Managing Editor
A day on: Victoria Roman (below) sophomore Criminal Justice major and Taylor Hutton (above) senior Communication major paint doors on MLK Day.
Cameron University students lined outside of Sheridan Elementary School at 9 a.m. on Jan. 20 to make their day off a “day on.” Although there were no classes, Aggies attended CU’s Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Day of Service to improve their community. Zeak Naifeh, Director of Campus Life, said students started teaming up with Cameron Campus Ministries a number of years ago, but joined the nationwide Day of Service in 2008. “It’s a tradition,” Naifeh said. “I think now there are so many organizations that [participate] every year; they just do it.” Charles Tate, head custodian at Sheridan Road Elementary School, said he was happy to see volunteers. He said during the school year, most of the custodial staff ’s time is
taken up by basic tasks like vacuuming and taking out the garbage. “These people are here to do things that we wouldn’t normally get to do until the summer time,” Tate said, “like wiping off all the desks, cleaning all the chairs, painting doors.” Cameron University’s Day of Service lasted from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. In preparation for this Aggie tradition that has grown from 250 to over 500 volunteers since its start, Naifeh and Leslie Cothren, Student Activities Specialist, met with Lawton Public Schools to discover what schools needed more assistance than others. For those who could not attend any of the elementary schools being painted and cleaned, comedian/speaker Dick Gregory discussed the importance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day at 2:30 p.m. in the McCasland Ballroom. This was followed by the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Banquet in the Aggie Rec Center at 6:30 p.m.
EQUALITY continued from page 1 “The simple truth of the matter is that gay marriage isn’t relevant to anyone, except for the people that are marrying each other and to claim some societal burden for the simple act of loving someone is so far beyond the realm of comprehension for me that I have days when I simply cannot find a reason to stay in this state that my partner and I call our home.” Albert Rivas, a minister in the Lawton community agreed that adaptation is a must. “The equality of marriage to me is a change that everyone should have already accepted many years ago,” Rivas said. “It has always baffled me that in a ‘Bible Belt’ state where we are taught the ways of Jesus Christ, to love and accept one another we cannot accept change and move
forward with our beliefs no matter what they are.” “We have a new generation stepping into the forefront of politics,” Rivas continued. “We must start accepting change and moving forward to a better America and a better Oklahoma. The only negative affect it will have on us is with those who oppose it. They will continue with their negative rants and hate marches as they do now. This will only further the view of the ‘Bible Belt’ as a source of hatred and discrimination, which is in direct opposition to the true words of Jesus Christ.” Mark Deyesso, senior Theater major, said the thing that people need to realize in Oklahoma is that homosexuality is a scientific reality. “It is not an accident. Many times, I run into the argument of religion when it comes
to a person’s view of same sex marriage and homosexuality,” Deyesso said. “I just have one thing to say to the individuals who believe that I should not be able to marry my loving partner of nearly two and a half years, and it is this: marriage stopped being about religion a long time ago. Marriage has become a political statement and a means of gaining benefits from our government on a national and local level. I think that if the government stops offering benefits for marriage in general and it becomes a purely religious statement once again, then and only then can I be told that marriage is not for me.” Deyesso added that it is a wonderful thing to see individuals in power at the national level coming to the realization that the LGBT cause is
a matter of civil rights and something that needs to be acted upon now. Deyesso said he cannot say with complete certainty what will happen with the appeal and what effect it will have on Cameron students and members of the Lawton Community. “All I know is that a fire has been lit and the LGBT community is not about to let that burn out. So, if our rights are denied, we will fight like hell. If our rights are granted, we will have a lot of happily married same-sex couples in this state. Anyone who has a problem with that is just going to have to join us in the 21st century … a time that will hopefully be recorded in history as the time in which the fight for equality was won, at least for LGBT individuals.”
CU @ the roundtable: Homecoming traditions in the making Kali Robinson
“They’ll look at their academics, their involvement on campus, their Cameron pride … those things that Assistant Managing Editor would make for a good king or queen candidate.” Megan Canfield, Student Activities Specialist, said Every January, Aggie organizations begin to choose the round table is for students to ask questions and candidates they will nominate for the coming spring get informed about CU Homecoming events and Homecoming. This year, student affairs began a new processes. tradition: a homecoming round table. A committee “I know a lot of them really want to get involved in of CU students, faculty and staff will gather at 5 p.m. homecoming, but they don’t know how. They might Monday, Feb. 27th in the Buddy Green Room in the not know about some of the really cool changes we’re MCC to put down their pickaxes and put on their making this year,” Canfield said. thinking caps. As has been tradition, registered student organizations Canfield wants to make sure, not only that students are informed, but that they are excited.” can still nominate homecoming king and queen “If they want to get involved, we can help show them candidates who meet requirements such as upper level how to do that,” Canfield said. classification and minimum GPA. The difference this “Come out to the events and support people. Then, year will be that – instead of the nominated candidates vote for king and queen. It’s something fun, and the going straight to the ballot, they will appear in front of experience is an integral part of being in college.” the roundtable. All students and organization leaders are welcome to Zeak Naifeh, Director of Student Activities explained that students who are nominated will still be recognized the first meeting. Organizations will be given packets including information on forms, applications, rules at homecoming. “It will have a screening to make sure that we have the and scheduled events. Homecoming week will be from Monday, Feb. 24th to Saturday, Mar. 1. best representative of Cameron students,” Naifeh said.
Work it: Career Services Coordinator Paula Merrifield said she is excited to host Take an Aggie to Work Day. Although Merrifield is new to Cameron, she is interested in continuing the mission.
DREAM continued from page 1
Sooner way: A Shailah Redman creation. Redman intends to use furniture to restore hearts and minds.
For junior Psychology major Shailah Redman, $20,000 is a reason to dream. In Sept. 2013, Redman founded Redman’s Restoration Station, a business that specializes in furniture restoration and hand-painted signs. “It was just kind of a knack,” Redman explained. “I was making things for myself, and someone told me that I could make money off of it, that I should try and sell these things, just put it on Facebook. And, literally in a day, I got so many orders: wreaths, signs, furniture…” Redman said if she won Project Dream, she would like to start her own consignment shop where other people can bring in their crafts and where she can ultimately use her art to assist children. “I want to use crafts to counsel children and mostly kids in the system. I would like to counsel children who have wealth and who have a good life because I know they have issues too, but mostly kids in the system who can’t help themselves and whose parents can’t help them,” Redman said. Admitting it takes guts to be an entrepreneur, Tilak encouraged students and regional entrepreneurs to take the initiative and enter Project Dream. “All the people who have great ideas and keep talking about it need to put their ideas in writing – not put their money where their mouth is; we put the money where their mouth is as long as they put their mouth out there,” Tilak said. Despite the enthusiasm of entrepreneurs like Redman, Tilak said they have received only two entries at the regional level so far.
Redman may know the reason why. “I read [the flyer,] then I researched [Project Dream.] Then I went through and picked [all the flyers] up, so no one else could see them,” Redman joked. Prospective entrepreneurs can learn more by contacting Tilak at email@example.com or by visiting www.DreamBigOklahoma. com.
3 Trending Poll Results: CU @ the University Bookstore? January 27, 2014
Bars indicate number of students
“I have a kindle. I like to keep my books, and they’re fairly cheaper.” -Amazon user
“It was just right there.” -CU Bookstore user
“Textbook Brokers has better discounts. CU is a last resort.” -TB user
A random selection of CU students were polled to learn more about textbook buying trends at Cameron. The results revealed that while a substantial amount of students said the Cameron Bookstore was their primary source for textbooks, significantly more students chose other sources, such as Textbook Brokers, Amazon, Chegg and campusrentals.com from which to make their purchases. Of the 150 students polled, 74 claimed to use a variety of alternative sellers, while only 39 exclusively claimed to purchase their textbooks through the Cameron Bookstore. *Multiple means students purchased their books from a variety of sellers for different reasons, one of those sellers being the CU bookstore. The most popular answer for why students chose to purchase from the bookstore was based upon the issue of convenience.
Fallin’s vapor free 2014
FEES continued from page 1
Managing Editor While critics may be up in the air about e-cigarettes, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin is not. On Dec. 23 2013, Fallin signed Executive Order 2013-43 banning e-cigarettes (or vapors) from all state property. In compliance with the order, Cameron University’s Vice President of Student Services Jennifer Holland sent out an email on Jan. 13 announcing a new “vapor-free” tobacco policy. “The modified policy will go before our Board of Regents at the end of January,” Holland explained. “Right now, we’re just moving forward and have used the language that is subject to board approval, but [we] feel pretty confident that the board will approve given the nature of the executive order.” Cameron’s tobacco-free policy was originally implemented in 2011. Wayne Colman, owner of The Vapor Den, said he thinks the ban will be overturned once more is learned about e-cigarettes. “You can’t smell it. It’s not burning. There’s no fire. There’s no carbon dioxide. There’s no ash. There’s no smoke. It’s vapor,” Colman said. “It’s water vapor.” Zak Rajpari, a senior Communication major at Cameron, shares a similar sentiment. “There is no proof that e-cigarettes are detrimental to the health of its users or those around the users,” Rajpari wrote. “There is only a stigma against nicotine, which some e-cigarettes don’t even have.” Despite earning the disapproval of e-cigarette users across the state, Colman said he anticipates the ban will have no effect on business. “People are going to smoke whether you allow them to do it in restaurants or not,” Colman said.
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“It’s a habit that affects your brain, kind of like caffeine… once you’ve got nicotine or caffeine on the brain; it’s a need.” A popular argument made against the ban is that e-cigarettes are posited to assist those trying to overcome their need for nicotine. Holland offered up other resources, such as CU’S Wellness Center, for those looking
to quit. “There are other proven methods of tobacco cessation,” Holland shared, “and if you go to Cameron.edu/tobaccofree, there are lists of those. There are some freedom from smoking cessation classes that you can do online, but there are a lot of other very well proven methods to quit smoking.”
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Correction: In the Dec. 11, 2013 issue of the Collegian, P.R.I.D.E’s World AIDS Day donation drive benefited the Regional AIDS Intercommunity Network, not the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network.
January 27, 2014
Meet our editorial staff for spring 2014 Kaylee Jones
Managing Editor Communication Major Senior
Copy Editor English & Graphic Design Major Senior
“Someday I would like to work as a fashion editor or creative director for a magazaine like ‘Marie Claire’ or ‘Elle’. Eventually, I’d like to manage my own fashion blog.”
“When I grow up, I want to be a copy editor for a publishing company.“
“Cameron has helped me to develop a confidence I may not have had the chance to develop elsewhere. Our smaller class sizes gives students who want to
“Here at Cameron I have found that a person is defined by more than just what he or she does for work; a person is made up of a complex set of variables that can be fluid and ever-growing.”
“When I grow up, I want to further a career in photojournalism and continue to acquire new skills.”
“I want to be a technical editor or copy editor when I ‘grow up.’”
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Copy Editor English Major Senior
“My education from Cameron has provided me with the knowledge and confidence I will need in my career.”
“I am amazed at how much Cameron professors care about their students and want them to find success. I have had professors create internships and new courses to fit the needs for my future career.”
Sports Editor English Major Senior
Aggie Central Content Editor Communication Major Senior
Arts & Entertainment Editor Communication Major Senior
“I believe that I’ve received and will continue to receive a golden and truly inspiring education from the professors at Cameron University.”
“In 10 years I plan to be reporting or anchoring sports for a large market TV station or network.”
“ I would like to be a Health Care Communication Specialist. My goal is to offer work in a health care facility, promote their mission and the services they offer.”
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January 27, 2014
Music professor shines at faculty recital Sadie Jones
The first, which Whang explained poked fun at A&E Editor childrens’ piano exercises Dr. Hyunsoon Whang — —was “Doctor Gradus ad national performer, Juilliard Parnassum.” The second piece, graduate and Cameron “Jimbo’s Lullaby,” Debussy professor since 1992 — wrote after he heard his proved she was no stranger daughter singing a lullaby to to the stage as she made her her toy elephant, much like way to the piano with a smile the third piece, “Serenade for and began the CU Spring the Doll.” Faculty Concert Series at 7:30 “The Snow is Dancing,” p.m. Jan. 21 in the Cameron the fourth song performed University Theatre. by Whang, filled the theatre Whang’s concert with staccatos and a rapid series titled “Scenes from tempo — quite the opposite Childhood” incorporated of “The Little Shepherd”— a famous composers’ pieces quiet, short and simple piece such as Mozart, Schumann, that broke the constant Debussy, Chopin and Villaconsonance previously Lobos. Whang said one portrayed in the earlier pieces. Recalling childhood: Dr. Whang performed the first recital of the Spring CU composer in particular — The final piece of Concert Series with “Scenes of Childhood” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21 in the CU Theatre. Schumann — inspired most “Children’s Corner— dirari-je Maman” by Mozart. often because her daughter, of the songs for the childhood moments of their children “Golliwogg’s Cakewalk”— “Kinderszenen” (Scenes from who is a senior in high school, Whang described as throughout the concert. theme. will soon to be leaving home Childhood) by Schumann “The idea of this concert “I have always loved humorous. to attend college. followed. Each of the 12 is not designed to entertain Schumann,” Whang said. “Golliwoggs were a popular Debussy’s piece, “Children’s childrens doll at the time,” children or listen to children’s pieces incorporated a childlike “I am performing 12 pieces Corner Suite,” contained six theme but the mood and music on the piano,” Whang written by him — they are Whang said. “This piece movements. tempo of each song differed. very short — but the titles are said. “It is for the adult’s eye. It made fun of another famous “Each piece, he wrote Whang not only is a reminiscing kind of work, very descriptive.” composer, Wagner, and it was performed each piece by heart for his three and a half year to reflect on childhood.” Whang encouraged the meant to be comical.” but also with her heart as she old daughter,” Whang said. Music filled the theatre audience to reflect on the Once Whang completed informed the audience she has “These pieces were written to each movement from as Whang began her evening memories they held growing observe children.” been reminded of childhood performance with “Ah, vous up or relive the young “Children’s Corner” the lights Photo by Sadie Jones
brightened to signal the break for intermission. Dr. Whang exited the stage. After intermission, the audience greeted Whang with applause as she took center stage once more. She began with Chopin’s “Nocturne in C-Sharp minor, Op. 27,No. 1” and continued with “Nocturn in D-Flat major, Op. 2, No. 2.” The third piece performed by Whang by Chopin was “Berceuse, Op. 57.” The recital concluded with “From a prole de bebe No. 1” (The baby’s family) written by Villa-Lobos. The piece contained four movements: “Branquinha” (The Little White Doll), “Moreninha” (The Little Burnette Doll), “Caboclinha” (The Little Copper Colored Doll) and “O polichinelo” (The Punch Doll). Dr. Whang not only performed for the audience but also educated them in the art of music. Carole Neptune, longtime friend of Whang, said she most enjoys the education aspect of Whang’s recitals.
CU students’ artwork makes cut Photo by Jonathan Daoang
Art display: (Top) “Lilies and Water,” a linocut created by Cameron University senior, Jonathan Daoang and “A Mother’s Treasure” (bottom) created by Roseanna Hamilton, aslo a CU senior, will be on display between Jan. 21 and March 3 at the national art exhibit titled “Transforming Viewpoints” at Pittsburg State University in Kansas.
Treasure” and is a monotype feature Hamilton’s work. She made on Rives BFK paper with said when she found out that Sports Editor relief inks. she was accepted, she cried. Between Jan. 21 and March Both students felt that “I cried because with my 3 two Cameron University having their art featured in four years here at Cameron, I’ve seniors, Jonathan Daoang the exhibit was honorable. been through many challenges and Roseanna Hamilton, will They also with school. be featured in a national art felt they I decided to “I want my art to speak not work full exhibit titled “Transforming learned Viewpoints.” The art exhibit from the volumes to people, not time and to take place in Pittsburg, Kan., at experience. be a full-time just women but to any Pittsburg State University. For student. I’m individual that has a On Jan. 21, Hamilton, a Daoang, a parent of Media Graphics major with this was three, and I dream.” an emphasis in Painting, and his second want to leave Daoang, a Fine Arts major with national a positive role – Roseanna Hamilton for them and an emphasis in Print Making, exhibit. both received purchase awards “I treat Media Graphics senior those who are at the exhibit. Daoang and every show around me. I Hamilton were the only artists and exhibit want to leave in the exhibit to have their the same,” he said. “To get into a legacy for my family to look artwork purchased. Daoang’s any show is very special to me. up to and that no matter how work will sit with PSU’s Art This particular exhibit only old you are, whatever dream you Department chair in a private accepted 20 artists’ work. There believe in, you can have it.” collection while Hamilton’s will are usually several hundred Hamilton believes that be featured in the main office applicants minimum that apply, Daoang and herself compliment of PSU. so for my artwork and vision to each other well. While Daoang’s Daoang said that his piece, be recognized yet again is a true art focuses on his Pacific “Lilies and Water,” is a 1-foot honor and accomplishment for Islander culture, Hamilton’s art by 3-foot, hand-carved and me.” is inspired by her spiritual side, hand-pulled linocut. Hamilton’s “Transforming Viewpoints” her family, friends and other artwork is titled “A Mother’s was the first national exhibit to artists.
“I want them [viewers] to leave with the impression of strength,” she said. “I want my art to speak volumes to people, not just women but to any individual that has a dream. I want them to see it’s obtainable.” Daoang believes with his artwork being accepted into this show, more people will understand his point of view from a cultural standpoint. “This show is centered around cultural differences and all of my pieces are inspired from my culture so to be accepted specifically for this show lets me know that my vision is not only understood by myself, but is being successfully communicated to and appreciated by others,” he said. The two Cameron students have more events coming up in the future. On Feb. 28 from 6-8 p.m., Hamilton and Daoang will unite again at the Bakery Emporium to present a two-person exhibition. Senior art night will also be held on April 5.
Photo by Roseanna Hamilton
Duncan Simmons Center: CU students and faculty showcase art and music Casey Brown Copy Editor
At 6:30 p.m., Jan 30, the Simmons Center will showcase 75 works of art by Cameron students from both the CU home and Duncan campuses. Dr. Thomas Labe will perform a solo piano
recital at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Cameron music department’s Faculty Concert Series. According to Labe’s website, “His engagements have included appearances as soloist with numerous ensembles including the Chattanooga and Houston Symphony Orchestras.”
Labé performed in the United States and abroad including locations in Germany, France, Taiwan and at the International Piano Festival Monterrey in Mexico. Labé has also collaberated with world famous pianist Alexis Weissenberg.
The event is free for Cameron staff and students who present a valid Cameron I.D. Otherwise, tickets are $10 for general admission or $5 for children, senior or military. Tickets can be purchased at the Simmons Center or by calling (580) 252.2900.
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January 27, 2014
Quidditch Charlene Belew Sports Editor
championship game; he was also awarded AVCA South Central Regional Coach of the Year accolade three times in 2001, 2003 and Wang has over 400 wins (21) overall. 2004. coaching victories and Wang also spent two Wang has coached eight seven NCAA Tournament winning seasons at Northern appearances in 17 years as an Michigan (2005-06) after an All-Americans including two assistant and head coach at impressive eight year stay at first-team members. Sarah Shearman, the 2003 AVCA the Division II level. Truman State (1997-2004) National Freshman of the After four seasons at splitting his time as both Year was one of his recruits Angelo State, Wang was assistant and head coach. and stand-out studentthe program’s number-one During his tenure at athletes. In four years as the assistant and helped the Truman, Wang was 133-17 head coach at Truman, 12 Rambelles archive over (.887) overall and led the of Wang’s players earned 100 wins, a Lone Star Bulldogs to three MIAA all-region honors, while also Conference regular season regular-season crowns, capturing 24 all-conference title, and three NCAA two MIAA tournament awards. Twice, he had a South-Central Regional championships and three player named the MIAA berths. South Central Regional Prior to his four years titles. Under his leadership, Most Valuable Player, while also coaching two players to at ASU, Wang led Florida Truman advanced to the the MIAA Freshman of the Tech (2007-08) to 21-12 NCAA II Elite Eight three Year award. and 20-14 records in his two times and played in the Wang earned his seasons from the school’s championship match twice. undergraduate degree previous season record of In 2004, Wang led the in sports science with a 2-31. He marched Tech to Bulldogs to a program best an 11-0 start in 2007, and 37-1 record, with the team’s specialization in volleyball from Beijing Sports tied the school record for only loss coming in the
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University of China in 1983. He continued on, earning a master’s degree at Beijing in teaching theory and methods in volleyball in 1987. Wang also played volleyball collegiately and on China’s elite professional level. Wang came the United States and earned his second postgraduate degree at Eastern New Mexico University in 1997, receiving a master’s degree in the coaching of sports. He has published and presented more than 20 scholastic and scientific papers relating to volleyball, sports science and physical education in leading Chinese and international professional journals and at conferences. Wang had articles published in Volleyball and Science which has been recognized as one of the most valuable training guides.
Starting Jan. 31, students and faculty will be able to seek their way to victory as the newest intramural sport flies into play — quidditch. Student Activities Specialist Megan Canfield has decided to find a way to make the popular wizarding sport available to Aggies. “It was something I wanted to do last fall, but it involved a bit more preparation than I had time for,” Canfield said. “So I did a lot of research into it. We’re putting all the equipment together for it.” Quidditch teams are comprised of seven players to include three chasers, two beaters, a keeper and a seeker. The gameplay will consist of poles that are about 6 ½ feet tall with hula-hoops attached. The quaffle, or the main game ball, will be a volleyball. The chasers will try to score the volleyball through the hoops attached to the polls. The beaters will be on the sidelines trying to throw soft dodgeballs, or bludgers, at the players on the field. Finally, the keeper will act as a goalie, and the seeker will try to find the snitch. “Our snitch will actually be a cross country runner who has specific instructions to never not get caught,” Canfield said. “They won’t be running crazy around campus ... The seeker on each team will catch them, and they’ll just give them the tennis ball. It’s really, really easy.” In the Potter books, catching the golden snitch finishes the game. Canfield said that the games will last about thirty minutes if the snitch has not been caught. Game days will be Friday afternoons. Students are invited to bring their own brooms; however, Canfield will be handing out pool noodles as substitute brooms. Faculty members and organizations interested in playing can contact Canfield at 580-5812217 or sign up at imleagues. com/ Cameron.