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Basketball fundraiser scheduled Jonathan Resendez

An infusion of fun awaits Wesleyan’s community fundraising efforts. The Harlem Ambassadors, a professional basketball entertainment group, will face off versus the Cowtown Kiwanis team for the second annual charity basketball game at 6 p.m. Feb. 19 in the Sid Richardson Center. “The Harlem Ambassadors have all played college basketball and have degrees in fields ranging from exercise science to criminal justice,” said Andria Simons, director of client and media relations for the ambassadors. “They perform approximately 220 fundraising games and entertainment events for non-profit organizations.” The Cowtown Kiwanis team includes local leaders and hometown heroes, according to a press release. The game is the result of the university’s collaboration with the Fort Worth PolyWesleyan Kiwanis Club, who split the proceeds evenly, said John Gonzales, community outreach coordinator. “Last year was definitely a success,” he said. “We raised close to $8,000.” According to the Web site,


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Everyone in the Harlem Ambassadors is college educated.

the Fort Worth Poly-Wesleyan club is the result of a survey that showed that the east side of Fort Worth was underserved by Kiwanis, who focus on children. Wesleyan originally got involved with the club because a Dunbar High School student wanted a key club and Wesleyan was the closest on this part of town,

Gonzales said. The club also supports Wesleyan’s Circle K club and the Bringing Up Grades (BUGS) club at D. McRae Elementary school. Tickets are $5 per person and available through John Gonzales at 817-531-5814 or

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book and the Internet course to match the TWOgether requirements and make it available to couples and churches. “Our course is one of 60 plus courses that are approved by TWOgether,” Hunt said via e-mail. Hunt also said that there is research available at the Web site that shows that states save money by offering incentives to healthy marriages. Healthy marriages increase satisfaction between spouses and strengthen families, as well as reduce crime, reduce poverty and reduce domestic violence, according to the Web site. Robyn Fisk, a Wesleyan alumna and the college and

ternet MIRROR Couple Relationship Inventory before coming to the class. The GLCM curriculum was developed by Richard and Joan Hunt in 1981. The book course, updated in 2001, is ecumenical in nature and is used by the United Methodist Church for its marriage education courses. Pastors have used the GLCM couples book with more than 300,000 couples since its inception. The Hunts recently made a donation to Texas Wesleyan for marriage education, and they wanted the classes to be offered to students, faculty and staff, as well as the general community. Their efforts

were boosted by a government initiative. Effective Sept. 1, 2008, House Bill 2685 provides that couples who attend a certified eight-hour course can receive a certificate for a $60 discount on their marriage license, which is normally $72. This certificate must be used within one year of taking the course. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission started the TWOgether in Texas initiative to inform couples about the opportunity, certify courses and organize marriage education providers. When the initiative was enacted, the Hunts adapted their


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justice major Kristina Roberts. “They were namely concerned with civic duty and community participation.” Scholars also attend a fourday student leadership conference at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas Austin that involves sessions with speakers,

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interactive sessions led by UT graduates and opportunities to network with students from the U.S. and Mexico, according to the Sumners Web site. The scholarship deadline is 5 p.m. Feb 22. Applications are available in the financial aid office and extensions are


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transferred in several different ways. “We have our own theories,” Simpson said. “It could have been through e-mail. It could have been through a laptop, Web browsers, infected jump drive; it could have been any number of things.” But despite how far the speculation concerning the worm’s origin may go, Simpson said how the worm broke through the existing security system was because some computers may not have been properly updated over the Christmas break. Boone said every VIPRE client signs in with Sunbelt Software to check for new updates automatically every two hours. What may have happened is that some of the updates required the system to be shut down, but some

In Brief... HINI vaccine clinic on campus Tarrant County Public Health and the Wesleyan health services department are hosting an H1NI vaccine clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 16 in the Louella Baker Pavillion. The vaccine is free, and the clinic is open to all. career counselor at TWU, took the class last April. She is majoring in professional counseling as a grad student. “The thing that really fascinated me was how we were going to handle our finances,” Fisk said. “It was interesting to see the breakdown of what we’d spent and would spend. My fiancée said he was glad to see that we’re on the same page concerning parenting styles.” The class on March 6 will be taught by Amy Tate-Almy. Tate-Almy is a Wesleyan alumna and works as an inde-


make sure each machine is clean. “But this process can actually be started completely over if one person turns their machine off and it’s infected,” he said. But Simpson said he and the help desk team are continually researching and developing better methods to deal with Conficker and other harmful software that could cause damage to the Wesleyan network that students depend on. And to Simpson, students are the No. 1 priority in killing this worm, because “without the students we wouldn’t be here,” he said.

computers may not have been turned off at all. “What happens is when people get back from break and they had their machines turned on, it didn’t have the updates,” Simpson said. “It powers up the old one, and it lets [Conficker] in.” From that point on, it was a process of identifying the extent of the worm’s spread and eliminating it. Boone said as of Jan. 1, 98 percent of the machines on campus were infected with Conficker. “But as of today, we’re 98.7 percent clean,” Boone said. Boone said there are approximately 1,000 computers between the law school, the Burleson campus and the main Wesleyan campus, and For videos on what to do if that it’s only a matter of time your device is infected, see before help desk services can The vaccine is also available by appointment in the health services department. For more information, contact Paige Cook at 817531-4948. Campaigning begins for homecoming Students interested in the homecoming court can begin their quest. SGA will place ballot boxes around pendent contractor teaching the federally required personal financial management course for the two Fort Worth bankruptcy trustees, as well as working as a counselor for the Depression Connection Team of Fort Worth. Tate-Almy also serves on the Alumni Board of Directors for Texas Wesleyan. “I believe people should take this class because they’re going from being a single individual to being a family unit, and they need to learn how to handle a lot of new responsibilities,” Tate-Almy said. “You

campus the week before homecoming and hold elections during the week’s festivities. Homecoming week runs Feb. 22-27. The king and queen will be announced at the basketball games at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Feb. 27. For information on running, contact SGA at or 817-531-7550.

also have the opportunity to have serious discussions before marriage about topics ranging from money, sex, past relationships, communication and children, to name a few.” To register for the class couples must RSVP to Tate-Almy at and send the couple’s names with the $7.50 fee (made payable to Texas Wesleyan University) to Attn: Chaplain’s Office, GLCM, Texas Wesleyan University, 1201 Wesleyan St, Fort Worth, TX, 76105. Participants must attend the entire course to receive credit.

not granted. Tara Cates, financial aid secretary, said most students wait until the last minute to turn everything in. “Every time we do this, everyone waits until the day before and day of, then we get the desperate phone calls saying, ‘Can you please make an exception?’” she said.

Hear music of the highest caliber performed by Music Department students and professionals throughout the year. Your tuition helps defer the cost of these many high-quality events and virtually all are free of charge! Join us at any of these occasions for a rewarding musical experience, and get what you’ve already paid for!

Friday February 5 - 7:30 pm 14th Annual President’s Honors Concert Martin Hall Tuesday February 9 - 7:30 pm Joint Senior Vocal Recital Caitlin Fanning, mezzo, and David Gast, tenor Martin Hall Saturday February 20 - 3:00 pm SAI American Music Concert Arlington Heights United Methodist Church 4200 Camp Bowie Blvd. - Ft. Worth, TX Sunday February 21 - 3:00 pm Greater Fort Worth Community Band Henry Schraub, director Martin Hall Thursday February 25 - 7:30 pm Faculty Voice Recital Julie Whittington McCoy (soprano) Keith Critcher (piano) Martin Hall Friday February 26 - 7:30 pm Guitar Fort Worth Johannes Moller, guitar Martin Hall Tuesday March 2 - 7:30 pm Faculty Guest Recital: Melanie Hadley, piano Martin Hall Thursday March 4 - 7:30 pm Guest Faculty Recital: Carole Fitzpatrick, soprano Rob Barefield, baritone Eckhart Sellheim, piano Arizona State University Martin Hall Tuesday March 9 - 5:30 pm Joint Student Vocal Recital Leslie Elston, tenor Michelle Johnson, mezzo-soprano Martin Hall Tuesday March 9 - 7:30 pm Senior Recital Mary-Margaret Meyer, piano Martin Hall Thursday March 11 - 7:30 pm Combined Jazz Band & Wind Ensemble Concert Dr. Bryan English, director Martin Hall Tuesday March 23 - 7:30 pm Koebbe-Dunn Duo-Piano Recital Jessica Koebbe and Lori Dunn Martin Hall

Thursday March 25 - 7:30 pm 7th Annual Fisher-McDonald Duo-Piano Recital John Fisher & Bruce McDonald Wesleyan faculty Martin Hall Saturday March 27 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Texas Wesleyan University Youth Duo-Piano Competition in cooperation with the Fort Worth Piano Teachers FORUM Martin Hall Tuesday March 30 - 7:30 pm The Virtuoso String Quartet and Faculty Soloists On Wenlock Edge - R. Vaughan-Williams and other selections... Joseph Davisson, tenor Dr. Bryan English, trombone Maria Harman, flute Keith Critcher, piano Martin Hall Friday April 2 - 7:30 pm Guitar Fort Worth Rene Izquierdo, guitar Martin Hall Friday April 9 - 7:30 pm Stephen T. Barr Memorial Concert Stephen Beus, 2005 and 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition competitor Martin Hall Sunday April 11 - 3:00 pm Greater Fort Worth Community Band Henry Schraub, director Martin Hall Thursday April 15 - 7:30 pm Wesleyan Singers/Chamber Singers Concert Dr. Jerome Bierschenk, director Martin Hall Tuesday April 20 - 7:30 pm Faculty Piano Recital Jessica Koebbe and Ilka Araujo, piano soloists Martin Hall Tuesday April 27 - 7:30 pm Wesleyan Chorale Concert Vivaldi’s Magnificat and Mozart’s Vesperae de Dominica Dr. Jerome Bierschenk, director Martin Hall Thursday April 29 - 7:30 pm Senior Instrumental Recital David Riddle, horn Martin Hall


Saturday May 8 - 7:30 pm 13th Annual Wesleyan/Highlander Jazz Festival Dr. Bryan English, director Martin Hall Sunday May 16 - 3:00 pm Greater Fort Worth Community Band Henry Schraub, director Martin Hall

For more information, visit The Music Department on our promotional webpage at music/index.htm or call 817.531.4992

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