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Partisan politics polarize the U.S. CHRIS COLLINS EDITOR IN CHIEF American politics today is rife with polarization between conservatives and liberals, according to political analyst Mark Shields. The contributor to the Washington Post, CNN and PBS spoke to the MSU community Tuesday night on the state of political discourse in the United States. “There is more political polarization than at any time since I have been in Washington,” said Shields, who has covered nine presidents in his 45-year journalistic career. Two factors have contributed to this shift toward party politics. One is congressional redistricting, which affects how the congressional lines are drawn, he pointed out in an exclusive interview with The Wichitan. “The lines are drawn in a partisan
fashion,” Shields said. “So if it’s a Democratic state legislature and a Democratic governor in the state, they’re going to draw the lines so that they benefit Democrats. And vice-versa. Republicans, of whom there are more in control, draw the lines in favor of Republicans.” This way, candidates up for election don’t have to worry about doing well in the November general election, Shields said. Instead, they have to be concerned only about the primary elections. “You have to worry that someone’s going to challenge you for not being sufficiently orthodox, sufficiently zealous in your commitment to the cause, ” Shields said. This discourages what Shields called “working across the aisle,” which he summed up as politicians finding solutions to problems regardless of their political affiliation. In the current political climate, a Democrat, for example, who supports a Republican’s idea, may draw criticism from his/her fellow party
members. “What we saw in 2010 is the Tea Party challengers not only mounted challenges, but they were successful against Republican candidates for the Senate in Nevada, Colorado, Alaska, Delaware, Kentucky,” he said. “And the pattern was the same in each one of them. The person who was running had been too friendly to the other side. They worked across the aisle in a bipartisan fashion.” The second factor contributing to the growing trend of political polarization is where the representatives live. If Shields had his way, representatives would all live in Washington, D.C. They would also meet for three or four consecutive weeks, Monday through Friday. Currently representatives meet Chris Collins in the nation’s capitol on Tuesday and leave Thursday. Political commentator Mark Shields visited MSU Tuesday to discuss the polarization of If repreAmerican politics. sentatives pg. 3 all lived in
The lime (or the party, as Americans say) was at Sunwatcher Plaza Friday. Hundreds of students, faculty and staff gathered for Caribfest, an annual event full of food, fun and dancing.
Student loan default rates on the rise
Student loan default rates of MSU students hit 7.1 percent in 2009, brought on by borrowers’ struggles with unemployment in the weak economy. DONACE WILKINSON The default rates for fiscal year 2009—the most recent data reFOR THE WICHITAN leased by the Department of Education – show national student loan default rates at a high of 8.8 percent. The last time rates were this high was in 1997. Texas’ overall state average default rate topped 10.1 percent. Kathy Pennartz, MSU financial aid director, said the rates will continue to rise because unemployment is the biggest factor in loan defaults. She said student loans, on average, run from $23,000 to $27,000. She said her office does its best to provide students with alternative repayment options. Students need to take advantage of the services offered by financial aid counselors to prevent an increase in MSU’s default rate and the consequences that come with defaulting, she said. “Students who default do not realize the jeopardy they put schools in,” Pennartz said. “Their default affects the entire school and the financial aid program for everybody. Schools take defaulting seriously.” A statement by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators said rates jumped 25 percent—from 7 percent in fiscal year 2008 to 8.8 percent in fiscal year 2009. The FY2009 Cohort Default Rate measures the percentage of students whose first loan repayments came due between Oct. 1, 2008 and Sept. 30, 2009 and who defaulted before Sept. 30, 2010. The CDR has been steadily creeping up from the historic low of 4.5 percent in 2003. Pennartz said schools with default rates higher than 10 percent for three consecutive years are required to delay Base Financing Rate loan disbursements for beginning freshmen and cannot disburse single-semester loans in one disbursement. Their financial aid offices have to make multiple disbursements in the fall only. Schools with default rates of 25 percent or higher for three consecutive years lose their eligibility in the federal student aid programs. “There are repercussions but there are options,” Pennartz said. “It’s our mission to help our students avoid delinquency and defaults.” She said the financial aid office does a weekly review of its list of delinquents and calls them to offer assistance. “When [students] get into situations that are financially strapping, they panic,” Pennartz said. “Most times students do want to pay but they are having problems. When students are experiencing financial difficulty, they should contact a counselor at the financial aid office before defaults reach the danger level.” Kathi Shilanski, financial aid counselor, said it takes 270 to 360 days to go from delinquent to default on a loan. During that time, a financial aid counselor can help delinquents work on an alternative repayment option to prevent potential default. Borrowers who are eligible for the deferment option can get a temporary suspension of loan payments. During deferment, no interest is paid on a subsidized loan. For an unsubsidized loan, the borpg. 3 rower is responsible for the interest
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Herman Cain is making some waves
“People who are criticizing me because I have not held public office, they are out of touch with the voters out there.” Herman Cain, a Republican presidential candidate from Georgia, fired back at detractors during State of the Union on CNN Monday night. The question is whether Cain really is more in touch with the voters than other candidates. Cain’s lack of experience in public office is less than impressive. In fact he has never held an elected public office. Cain ran briefly for the Republican presidential nomination in 2000, but quickly dropped out, stating that he was making a political statement rather than actually worrying about winning the nomination. In 2004, Cain ran for U.S. Senate but fell short. He was in a political hiatus up until his announcement of running for president in 2012.
His candidacy up to this point has been controversial, not so much because of his policies, more so because of his attitude and public statements. Cain has spoken in ways that seem as though he is attacking certain groups of people instead of trying to get them on the same page. “Don’t blame Wall Street. Don’t blame the big banks,” Cain said. “If you don’t have a job and you’re not rich, blame yourself. It’s not a person’s fault because they succeeded. It is a person’s fault if they failed.” He then went on to state that he believes the Occupy Wall Street movement is pointless and that he doesn’t understand what “they’re looking for.” Cain’s blunt tone is all but welcoming to potential voters. Instead of positive messages, he criticizes the poor and demeans people who voted for Obama.
Despite Cain’s insensitive com-
mentary, his poll numbers have been rising.
A month ago, Cain’s numbers were
floating at about five percent.
On Monday, a survey was released
showing Cain at 18 percent, just two percent below Mitt Romney.
What does this mean? It means
that Cain is making waves in the GOP, but as is common in politics,
his numbers will most likely fluctuate depending on his debates and statements.
If Cain wants his numbers to keep
going up, he needs to stray away from negative commentary, such as say-
ing Democratic African-Americans
are “brainwashed” and claiming that only Republican African-Americans are “thinking for themselves.”
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Letter to the editor To the Editor: Your editorial “Protesting the Right Cause” (5 October 2011) made several misleading claims about the nature, scope, and purpose of the #OccupyWallStreet movement. In the first place, the idea that the protesters have overreacted to the police is beyond absurd. If anyone is guilty of overreacting, it is the NYPD. From the indiscriminate use of pepper spray against peaceful demonstrators to the unlawful kettling of 700 marchers on Brooklyn Bridge, the police have repeatedly employed brutal and heavy-handed tactics without justification. The protesters have every right to be outraged. In the second place, it simply isn’t true that the movement lacks a coherent set of demands, as you yourself intimate at the beginning of the editorial. At the highest level of generality, #OccupyWallStreet is opposed to the corrupt, immoral, rapacious corporatocracy which has raped, robbed, and pillaged 99% of Americans for the benefit of the top 1%.
Can common courtesy make a comeback?
KAJA BANAS-SALSMAN OP-ED EDITOR As children, we were taught to be kind to others, share our toys and, most importantly, say please and thank you. At least most of us were taught these rules of common courtesy. But as we grow older, it seems as though that bit of common decency that was so ingrained in
our brains begins to fade away. Why do I say that? Well, it’s quite obvious. Every day I encounter the same thing. It’s nothing big, but because it happens so often it really gets to me. I open a door for someone and they just pass by me as though I’m not even standing there. Like the door opened itself magically due to their godly presence. Now, I’m not expecting people to stand there and kiss the ground that I walk on because I opened their door for them. I’m busy, too. But whatever happened to the those fantastic “please” and “thank you’s” that we were taught at such a young age? Just because we’re adults now doesn’t nullify the fact that saying “thank you” is important. We all have busy lives, we all are running to our next class, but it doesn’t take any more
of someone’s time to mutter, “thank you.” So why is it that these two simple words have slowly crept out of people’s vocabularies? Is it because people don’t see it as a big deal? That could be the reasoning. It could be because people don’t think saying “thank you” will make a difference. In reality, two simple words can make or break someone’s day. If a person goes out of his or her busy day to hold open a door to make your hallway commute easier, can you not show that person your appreciation by saying two words which require little effort? Could it be that the people who don’t say “thank you” for small things don’t say it because they see themselves worthy of having doors opened for them? Is it seen as something that
“should” be done so there is no need to thank people for doing it? In reality even the simplicity of opening a door is not something that should be expected. How many times have your hands been full and the person in front of you just let the door close behind them? It’s rude. It’s inconsiderate. It’s just plain annoying. But then think about it. Did you thank the last person who held the door open for you? It’s a vicious circle. It’s time to make a difference and bring back common courtesy. Hold a door open for someone. Say thank if you someone opens a door for you. A few words can mean a lot, and not saying anything will too. Spread the kindness.
It demands an end to widespread unemployment and gross inequalities in income and wealth; it demands that our tax dollars be spent on public goods--education, environmental protection, and affordable health care for all--rather than on pointless and illegal wars, corporate welfare, and bank bailouts. It demands systematic campaign finance reform to wrest our political system from corporate control. Most importantly, #OccupyWallStreet is about demonstrating to the country and the world that power belongs to the 99%--the ordinary people, the teachers and laborers and nurses against whom the wealthiest 1% have been waging class warfare for the past 30 years. The point is to show what real democracy looks like, to make our voices heard, to “be the change we want to see in the world,” rather than waiting around for the ruling class and its political lapdogs in the Democrat and Republican parties to fix our problems for us. Nathan Jun Assistant Professor of Philosophy
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Wednesday Imagine Graduation 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. CSC Comanche.
Thursday Education Career Fair 10 a.m. to noon. CSC Atrium. Battle of the Sexes (NAACP Program) 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dillard 189.
Friday Graduate/Professional School Fair 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. CSC Comanche Getting Into Graduate School Seminar 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wichita I & II Gallery Recpetion: “Persolitikal” and “ART on CAMPUS” 7 p.m. Museum and Arts Center
Fall Cookout 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunwatcher Plaza
Monday Above bar graph compares student loan default rates between Texas universities. The national student loan default rate average is 8.8 percent.
accrued during deferment. Borrowers who are not eligible for deferment have the forbearance option, which is a temporary postponement or reduction of payments for a period of time because you are experiencing financial difficulty. The loan holder can grant 12month forbearance intervals for up to three years. During forbearance, the loan continues to accrue interest while the borrower defaults. Borrowers who default on their loans are faced with the possibility
of having penalties enforced by the Department of Education. These penalties include the garnishing of wages and income tax refunds, having state professional licenses revoked, having holds placed on the students’ transcripts, and students’ losing their eligibility to enroll at any U.S. university. Before defaulting borrowers can be considered for further financial aid, they must make nine voluntary, on-time, consecutive payments on the loan.
Students can visit finaid.mwsu. edu for general loan repayment information. Shilanski said a lot of the defaults could be avoided if students would visit the web site or a financial aid counselor for advice about their repayment options. She said the financial aid office provides borrowers with loan repayment information every time they receive a loan. Default rates listed for other Texas institutions:
• Texas State University, 3.5 percent • Texas Tech University, 4.9 percent • West Texas A&M University, 6.5 percent • Sam Houston State University, 6.8 percent • University of North Texas, 7 percent • Texas A&M University, 7.2 percent • Tarleton State University, 7.5 percent • Sul Ross State University, 8.8 percent • Lamar University, 9.5 percent • Angelo State University, 10.9 percent • Vernon College, 11.2 percent
T-shirt Exchange Begins 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CSC 194. Exchange ends Thursday, Oct. 22. Lip Sync Competition 8 p.m. Akin Auditorium.
Tuesday Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Shawnee Theater. Fraternity Open House 3:30 p.m. Fraternity Commons. Classic Film Series: Goodbye, My Fancy 7 p.m. Museum of Art at MSU Faculty Forum Series: Dr. Dawn Slavens 7 p.m. CSC Shawnee Comedian: Paul Varghese 8 p.m. CSC Comanche
SHIELDS continued from page 1 the same place, they would be nicer to one another and see each other as real people, Shields argued. “If you’re a Republican and I’m a Democrat, and your kids go to school with my kids, or they play in the same little league, I get to know you as a person,” he said. “Right now, they don’t know each other. It makes it easier for me to demonize you, to caricaturize you.” He said there was a time when politicians knew one another better and practiced a higher level of civility. “I’m not saying that’s the cure-all,” he said. “But I do think that would help enormously.” Some politicians don’t try to reach across the aisle because they fear they won’t be reelected if they do. “When that becomes an overwhelming obsession, that you’re terrified of being challenged in the primaries, all of a sudden you’re looking over your shoulder,” he said. Shields said the biggest trend he has seen during his career in journalism is the explosion of information available to the general public. He
laments, however, the decline of the daily newspaper. “The daily newspaper, which I do out of conviction and habit read every day, is something that forces me to become a citizen outside of my comfort zone,” Shields said. “It forces me to read about what’s going on in Greece, or that Texas went through this heat wave this summer, even though I’m thousands of miles away.” He said he has also seen the polarization of broadcast news is recent years. When he began working at CNN, not much competition from other stations existed. Now it seems that each station caters to a particular viewer demographic. “If you’re a liberal viewer you go to MSNBC, if you’re a conservative you go to FOX,” Shields said. “It’s polarized. Viewers go not so much for information as they do for ammunition. What’s Sean Hannity going to tell me? What’s my argument? Tell me, Rachel Maddow, what’s the three points I should make in rebutting? That to me is a major change. It does influence the public debate.” “This election of 2012 is going to be very influ-
ential,” he said. “The rule of American elections is that when the economy’s bad, the economy is the only issue.” He said the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s was bolstered by a booming economy. The Gross National Product of the United States was doubling during this time. “So if the economy is good, I am naturally more generous,” he said. “I’m more inclusive. I’m more willing to give a helping hand. Even though it meant the African-Americans were going to get jobs they hadn’t had, I didn’t feel threatened that my sister, brother or child was going to suffer.” The decade of 2001 to 2011, by contrast, has been straddled by economic shortcomings. “That makes me more self-absorbed, more selfconcerned, less generous,” Shields said. “The tragedy of our nation’s dealing with immigration is how our economy has accelerated our natural selfishness and hostility. We’ve got to figure out how we deal with this and come to a national consensus on it.”
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Campus police release 2010 crime data BRITTNEY COTTINGHAM MANAGING EDITOR The Midwestern State University Police Department has released its annual Clery Crime Statistics for 2010. The Clery report requires institutions of higher education to prepare, publish and distribute a report of campus crime data annually. The report shows an increase in burglaries on campus property and residence housing. Campus police recorded 26 burglaries compared to 12 the previous year.
“We had a group of hoodlums who were stealing from other students,” said Chief of Police Dan Williams. “We knew who was doing it but couldn’t prove it. No one had seen them (in action).” Williams described these as crimes of opportunity rather than planned offenses. According to the crime data, Midwestern also reported a decrease in alcohol violations on campus property. Last year, 47 referrals for alcohol violations were reported on campus property compared with 63 the previous year.
In residence housing alcohol violations dropped from 61 in 2009 to 47 in 2010. Drug violations on campus property increased from 20 to 25 last year. In residence housing drug violations jumped from 16 to 20 violations. Where criminal prosecution is sought, cases are regularly forward to the Wichita Country District Attorney’s Office or the Wichita Country Justice of the Peace Court, or the City of Wichita Falls Municipal Court for filing. All criminal cases involving MSU students are also referred to the Office of Student Judicial Programs for review
and possible disciplinary sanctions that may be imposed for violations of the Student Code of Conduct. “The Police Department works hard to ensure the protection of all faculty, staff, students and visitors,” the Clery report states. “We cannot, however, guarantee the absolute safety of any one individual. Personal safety must begin with individual.” Providing a safe academic environment is accomplished through the dedication and apprehension of criminals, the utilization of community orientated policing and crime prevention based programs in an attempt to improve the
Above graph shows the changes in alcohol and drug violations on campus property and residence housing over the three years, illustrated from left to right.
quality of life on campus and to reduce the fear of crime, the Clery report states. Last year, campus police, who provide around the clock patrol and investigative protection, also discovered several students illegally entering campus offices. Williams said he encouraged faculty and students to lock their doors. Currently the police department has 15 full-time employees and five parttime employees. The MSU police department maintains a daily crime log on its website at www.police.mwsu.edu/awareness.
Students consume Adderall as study aid EDGAR MILLER FOR THE WICHITAN Adderall, a prescription drug for ADHD, has become one of the latest crazes for students trying to stay awake and study. At MSU, some students are doing whatever they can to get their hands on these “study aids.” Whether it is asking for pills from friends or buying them from a dealer, more students are resorting to using illegal drugs to help them stay on track. Using pills such as Adderall and Vyvanse to study cannot be that bad for you, or can they? According to Dr. Laura Spiller, psychology professor, abusing these drugs can bring on significant negative side effects. Since the drugs are stimulants, they can disrupt appetite and alter behavior. Drugs such as Adderall and Vyvanse can also wreak havoc with sleep. Eventually students will not achieve the same “high” they were aiming for, she said. That is why these drugs are also labeled as habit-forming, meaning eventually, the student will have to take more and more to maintain the same effect. Spiller said long-term abuse can lead to higher risk for substance abuse and mood and anxiety disorders.
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and the winner is Terry Dotson Mass Communication Senior
Jasmine Ellis Mass Communication Senior
What is your favorite MSU memory?
What is your favorite MSU memory?
My favorite MSU memory is... well I don’t exactly have just one. I remember the day I joined Sigma Alpha Epsilon and being able to meet new friends.
I have had almost too many to count, but participating in things like Relay for Life and Caribfest. Who is your favorite MSU professor and how has he/she influenced you?
Where do you work and what are your hobbies?
Anastasia Reed Mass Communication Senior Why are you running for homecoming? Homecoming is a tradition I never experienced in high school. I attended Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Homecoming and football games were things I never experienced until I came to MSU. Winning homecoming queen would make up for all the homecomings I never had.
I work at Market Street, the best upscale grocery store in Wichita Falls. I have plenty of hobbies; I like to hangout with friends, workout, sports, eating, bowling, dancing and traveling. Why should students vote for you? Students should vote for me for Homecoming King, because I am here for the student body and want to make a significant change with my duties of Homecoming King. If I were me I would choose me too.
Dr. Jim Sernoe - No one else has been as hard on me but genuinely believed in me. Because of him I’m finally on time to work. Why should students vote for you?
Christopher Carter Sociology Junior What are your plans after MSU? I plan on earning my M.A. in Business Administration and my Ph.D. with aspirations of one day becoming a vice president or president of a university. Who is your favorite MSU professor and how has he/she influenced you? Dr. Michael Mills - Although I haven’t been a student in one of his classes, I’ve worked for him in MSU housing. He has been my mentor and has taught me a lot about business and life.
Why should students vote for you? I believe I have made a positive impact at MSU. I have been involved in many organizations on campus, which allowed me to get to know many people and make friendships that will last a lifetime. I am kind, caring and I have a lot of MSU pride.
Why should students vote for you? Because I’m nice, and an active student, and I’d look the best in a crown!
Curtis Lester Geology Senior
Goddard Williams Spanish Senior What is your favorite MSU memory?
Who is your favorite MSU professor and how has he/she influenced you?
My favorite memory has to be the Cardboard Boat Race of 2008. I was surprised by the elaborate designs of some of the boats, given the limited resources which were used to construct them. It was also fun to see some of the not so seaworthy boats capsize in the cold and murky water.
I have encountered several great professors here at Midwestern, but there are a select few that have greatly influenced me during my tenure here. They are Dr. Price and Dr. Stephens of the Geology department, as well as Dr. Hallford of the Chemistry department. All have influenced me greatly and I would like to personally thank them.
Why are you running for homecoming?
Why should students vote for you?
Clynt George Physics and Math Senior What is your favorite MSU memory? My favorite MSU memory was last homecoming game when I started the Mexican wave with my CSO family and it spread across almost the entire stadium. Coming from the Caribbean I am unfamiliar with concepts like tailgating and American football as a whole, but I really felt like I was able to find a middle ground during that game. Oh, the members of the CSO were also there blowing conch shells and rooting for the Mustangs. I almost felt like I was back home, watching a cricket match in Grenada. Why should students vote for you? Apart from being able to have the pride of wearing the homecoming king title, my unborn son is due on my birthday, Nov. 1, and nothing would make me more proud that to have him born a prince.
Because I have been involved in MSU Student Development and Greek Life since my freshman year and I take a lot of pride in my school.
I feel like I am the most qualified candidate and leading the student body would be an honor I wouldn’t soon forget. What are your plans after MSU? Like most, grad school. I’m hoping to continue on towards my master’s degree in geochemistry at Southern Methodist University.
Linda Watkins Finance Senior
What is your favorite MSU memory?
It was an honor to be nominated by my peers and I believe that being a candidate for homecoming is also an excellent opportunity to partake in an MSU tradition.
My favorite MSU experience was my first football game in 2009. Sure I have watched the sport many times via the television, but never was I afforded the opportunity to sit in the stands, fully captivated, as my school’s team defeated another. Can you say awesome? Through my veins flowed excitement, anticipation and most importantly school pride. Go Mustangs! Why should students vote for you? Vote because you believe I’m a reflection of what you see your homecoming queen to be. Vote because I’m easy to talk to, light hearted, and just an average student here at MSU. Vote because you think Linda Watkins is worthy of being your 2011 homecoming queen!
Photos by Hannah Hofmann
How to Vote
1) Go to www.mwsu.edu 2) Follow the link “Online Voting” (this site can be found directly under https://eballot4.votenet.com/msu/login.cfm) 3) The User ID will be your Mustangs Number and the password is your firstname.lastname.birthday (for example john.miller.0825) 4) Find your favorite candidates and submit your vote. Voting will end on Friday.
It pays to work The university paid workers BRITTNEY COTTINGHAM MANAGING EDITOR Midwestern State University is once again listed as one of the top ten employers in Wichita Falls, providing jobs to more than 1,000 people. After Shepaprd Air Force Base, Wichita Falls ISD, Noth Texas State Hospital, United Regional Healthcare system and the City of Wichita Falls, Midwestern ranks sixth on the list of Wichita Falls’ largest employers. “It’s safe to say that Midwestern State University plays a major role in the stability of the regional economy,” MSU Economics Professor Dr. Yoshi Fukasawa said. “Some years ago, we have done a study to estimate the impact of the university to be about 12 percent of the area’s total income.” There are nearly 500 unfilled jobs in the Wichita Falls region today and many require skills in the medical, businesss and accounting, which are all offered at MSU. “For our city to be successful
MSU must to be successful, and of course it is,” Tim Chase, president of the Chamber of Commerce, said. “The two go handin-hand. Companies always ask about MSU when they are looking to invest in Wichita Falls.” The unemployment rate for the city of Wichita Falls is 7.6 percent. This is almost a full percentage point below the state of Texas and a point and half below the nation. As of August 2011, 5,520 citizens of Wichita Falls were unemployed. When it comes to the overall city economy, Chase said he is aware that no one in town is satisfied with the city’s current economic situation. “The local economy is improving, albeit slowly,” Chase said. “We must keep the pressure on to find more jobs. We are still a long way from being back where we were before the recession hit.”
top earners Rogers, Jesse President $227,988 White, Alisa Provost and Vice President $167,508 Williamson, Keith University Physician $166,128 Farrell, Howard Vice President $161,352 Sandoval, Juan Vice President for Administration & Finance $157,656 Clark, Robert Vice President $154,428 Nemecek, Barbara Dean of Dillard College $138,353 Hamilton, Patti Interim Dean
of College of Health Sciences & Human Services $134,542 Carr, Charles Athletic Director $126,072 Macha, Barry General Counsel $123,600 Watson, Samuel Dean of Humanties and Social Sciences $122,133 Fischli, Ron Dean of Fain Fine Arts $122,133 Cate, Rodney Professor, Chemistry $122,133 Sandoval, Juan Vice President for Administration and Finance $157,656
Capps, Matthew Dean of the College of Education $120,000 Dubinsky, Alan Dillard Distinguished Professor of Marketing $110,000 Owen, Jane Interim Dean, Graduate School $110,000 Cate, Rodney Interim Dean of College of Science & Mathematics $109,676 Patton, Terry Robert Madera Professor $109,152 Maskill, William Head Football Coach $107,700 Lamb, Keith Associate Vice President $107,052
Barrow, Deborah Director of Board & Government Relations $106,392 Morgan, Pamela Associate VP of Outreach and Engagement $104,532 Ferguson, Gail Controller $102,192 Diekhoff, George Chair of Psychology $100,916 Patin, Roy Bridwell Professor of Finance $100,876 Owen, Kyle Assiocate Vice President $100,008
staff salaries Aldrich, Gayla Secretary $24,540 Aleman, Carlos Exhibition Preparator $30,900 Allen, Sammy Custodial Superintendent $43,308 Allison, Douglas Electrical Superintendent $47,772 Allsup, Emilie Program Secretary $18,792. Amador, Amelia Custodian $17,892 Arnold, Lori Licensed Professional Counselor $37,272 Arroyo-Fields, Jacequeline Assistant $16,068 Ash, Richard Professor Emeritus $36,000 Ashlock, Cindy. Executive Assistant to the President $56,736 Aten, Christopher Police Officer $32,952 Austin, Adam Assistant Football Coach $34,008 Bales, Donald Custodian $16,812 Ballenger, Charlene Assistant to the Registrar $26,784 Ballenger, Stephen PC Network Services Tech $29,208 Barbosa, Gina Project BOW Secretary $21,000 Barham, Cherith Secretary II $19,248 Barrett, Sheila Secretary I $18,792 Bazner, Kevin Coordinator of Greek Life $30,396 Beck, Kerri Student Assistant $28,500 Beck, Marcy Codirector Simulation Center $64,056 Bicoy, Elmer Postal Clerk $11,496 Bills, Danny Museum Curator $35,700 Boggs, Kimberly Assistant Director $28,368 Bohenkamp, Vinita Custodian $17,412 Boomer, Peggy Vinson Health Center Director $55,512 Borton, Bradley Admissions Assistant Director $33,120 Boyle, Crystal Assistant Director $43,368 Brasher, Frank Custodian $22,584 Breen, Allison Reference Librarian $49,332 Brennan, Peggy Assistant to the Vice President $38,040 Brezina, Jason Library Assistant $21,840 Brown, Antoinette Secretary II $19,848 Brown, Marilyn Secretary II $19,848 Brunson, Jeana Secretary II $25,728 Burgoyne, William PC Network Lead Technician $39,612 Burney, Conny Custodial Foreperson $22,092 Butler, Lisa Desktop Designer $25,452 Cale, Kerrie Associate Director $44,160 Calhoun, Dominique Coordinator of Multicultural Services $28,848 Canivel, Randy Assistant Director $31,740 Carr, Linda Registrar Assistant I $19,272 Carrasco, Lorine Custodian $18,720 Carter, Julie Cycling Director $46,452 Case, Lori Senior Purchaser $30,324 Causey, Jermaine Custodian $18,132 Chandler, Melody Co-director $64,056 Chapa, Gloria Academic Coordinator $32,004 Chavez, Adam Web Designer $34,572 Chaviers, Vikki Licensed Professional Counselor $37,344 Childs, Melissa Registrar Assistant III $24,216 Clark, David Central Plant Operator II $24,108 Clark, Naoma Academic Success Center Director $53,988 Cleveland, George Mechanic II $38,280 Clifton, Treva Assistant to the Associate Vice President $38,508 Cofer, Earl Custodian $16,812 Collins, Douglas Electronics Technician $38,052 Collins, Karen Financial Aid Assistant Director $33,000 Connolly, Sara Financial Aid Processor $23,400 Contreras, Maria Custodian $17,892 Cook, Linda Secretary II $22,392 Cooper, Ernest Custodian $22,608 Cooper, Henry Custodian $17,412 Cooper, Jason Grounds Foreperson $23,220 Copeland, Sarah Administrative Assistant $24,108 Coughran, Deborah Assistant, Dean of Students $32,340 Cowley, Ladonna Administrative Assistant $24,588 Crosley, Cynthia Financial Aid Specialist $32,412 Cross, Joe Police Sergeant $41,376 Crow, Ray Database Administrator $69,204 Cuffell, Don Groundskeeper $23,016 Darter, Clarence Certification Officer $37,188 Davis, Lila Night Assistant Circulation $17,388 Davis, Lucy Graduate Secretary $20,328 Davis, Vyvyan Administrative Assistant $26,868 Dean, Cammie Assistant Director $39,144 Decker, Terri Catalog Librarian $41,520 DeLeon, Lupe Custodian $17,412 Deming, Michael Carpenter II $28,884 Desborough, Jeff Coordinator $36,792 Dockum, Terrell Painting Foreperson $42,804 Dorson, Kristi Admissions Evaluator $19,752 Doyle, Daniel Custodian $17,412 Ducioame, Lynn Testing Center Director $50,328 Dunn, Jennifer Accounting Assistant II $21,444 Dye, Michael Chief Information Officer $98,472 Easterling, Clara Secretary II $19,248 Edwards, Jason Central Plant Operator $20,880 Edwards, Margaret Custodian $18,720 Elder, Charles Men’s Soccer Head Coach $73,404 Elgin, Cathi Purchaser $34,980 Elgin, Jody Database Administrator $70,404 Elton, Sherry Communication Operator $20,892
Engbrok, Jane Coordinator of University Gifts $25,008 Entrekin, Robert Custodian $16,812 Erazo, Hugo Assistant to the Director of Admission for Special Populations $31,020 Estrada, Stephanie Secretary II $26,532 Estrada-Hamby, Lisa Director, Student Services $54,000 Everson, Joan Medical Office Coordinator $22,728 Feldman, Christina Assistant Director of Athletics $35,016 Feldman, Scott Academic Counselor $33,600 Fernandez, Rebecca Associate Librarian $46,356 Ficzner, Catherine Administrative Assistant $24,720 Fisher, Bobby Electrical Foreperson $36,792 Fisher, Jesika Secretary $18,792 Flores-Stafford, Venera Volleyball Head Coach $56,508 Fonseca, Jose Caretaker, University Residences $22,140 Fonseca, Norma Household Manager $25,188 Forbess, Kim Painter II $24,828 Foster, Reagan Counselor $36,276 Fowler, Jamie Assistant Custodial Superintendent $29,844 Fox, Victoria Custodial Foreperson $24,444 Frank, Richard Assistant Director, Facilities Services $69,996 Frazier, Deidre Coordinator $34,800 Frazier, Felicia Secretary $19,248 Fuller, John Groundskeeper $17,268 Gamboa, Chris Groundskepper $22,956 Garza, Mary Region IX $52,020 Garza, Thomas Custodian $17,412 Gaynor, Julie Director, Public Information $52,116 Gilbow, Mark Police Officer $32,952 Gillis, Mike Carpentry Foreperson $37,824 Gipson, William Internship Coordinator $29,040 Glean, Roland Director, International Services $79,800 Gonzales, Leslie Custodian $18,000 Gonzalez, Michael Custodian $16,812 Greenway, Susan Secretary II $21,420 Greenwood, Joey Dean of University Wellness $75,792 Griffin, Cathy Secretary II $28,212 Grimes, Courntey Human Resources Assistant $12,936 Griner, Perian University Cashier $41,280 Guardalibene, Kathleen Secretary II $18,792 Guerrero, Sonia Custodian $17,412 Hadnot, Wanda Custodian $19,968 Haggerty, Nelson Men’s Basketball Head Coach $75,000 Haley, Evon Teller II $19,248 Hall, Jim PC/Network Services Manager $71,662 Hall, Ronald A/C Refrigeration Mechanic $30,900 Hambrook, Diana Sue Secretary II $20,592 Hambrook, Marvin Maintenance Technician $31,416 Hammack, Ida Secretary II $22,044 Hamre, Corrine Secretary I $18,792 Hardin, Dena Administrative Assistant $26,632 Hardin, Frances Secretary II $27,732 Harwell, Rachel Finanical Aid Counselor $27,900 Helms, Sherrie International Outreach Special $35,568 Henderson, Chris Electronic Access Media Librarian $42,132 Higginbotham, Debra Director $54,036 Hill, Marcus Programmer Analyst II $63,084 Hiller, Laura Library Assistant III $21,816 Hinkle, Jo Ella Assistant Controller $51,672 Hodges, Vicky Asst to the Associate VP $31,764 Hons, Meagan Secretary II $19,248 Hotchkiss, Janie Secretary I $18,192 Ibarra, John Programmer Analyst II $60,132 Inglish, Darla University Registar $77,016 Irby, Holly Department Secretary $23,184 Jackson, Billy Custodian $24,732 Jackson, Delores Assistant Director $47,472 Jimenes, Albert Police Officer I $35,016 Johnson, Breyana Processor $22,716 Johnson, Freddie Custodian $23,328 Johnson, Jesse Hardware Technician $30,084 Johnson, Joslyn Killingsworth Hall Director $25,872 Johnson, Noel Head Women’s Basketball Coach $59,200 Johnson, Sherrie Assistant to the Dean $31,500 Jones, Thurman Police Officer $32,952 Jordan, Ronald Custodian $17,412 Kafer, Colby Carpenter II $26,668 Kastelic, Daniel Secretary $18,792 Keber, Mary Secretary $19,848 Kennedy, Carroll Telecommunications Manager $43,008 Kennedy, Shauna Assistant to the Director $37,080 Kirkpatrick, Randy Programming Manager $74,196 Kisinger, Mark Police Communication Operator $19,296 Klyn, Christi Assessment Specialist $50,004 Knox, Linda Assistant Registrar $44,700 Kotulek, Dennis Mechanic/Bus Driver $25,344 Krebs, Sandra Payroll Assistant II $25,872 Ladd, Glenn Police Officer III $35,016 Latham, Clara University Librarian $87,192 Lehman-Felts, Juliana Cordinator $30,000 Leslie, Daniel Business Analyst $33,000 Lewis, Angie Desktop Designer $32,916 Linn, Clifton Head Tennis Coach $46,008 Linton, Clarence Locksmith $34,608
Long, Kimberly Assistant to the Registrar $28,944 Looney, Bruce Custodian $17,892 Loveless, Cindy Postal Services Supervisor $44,796 Lowry, Patricia Coordinator of Donor Data $45,672 Lunce, Barbara Assistant to the Registar $30,300 Maloney, Kelly Police Officer III $35,5832 Marshall, Pam Secretary II $19,848 Martinez, Andrew Supervisor $35,016 Martinez, Pete Custodial Supervisor $25,428 Martinez, Valentina Assistant Director $39,600 Maskill, Mary Museum Education Specialist $35,700 Maxwell, Valarie Director, Budget & Management $95,652 McCarthy, Sandra Assistant to the Dean $27,888 McClendon, Mark Director $75,000 McCleskey, Terri Assistant to Dean $32,064 McCrary, Jock AC/Regrigeration Mechanic II $34,032 McCulloch, Ashley College Coordinator $28,500 Mcdowell, Johny Telecommunications Technician $27,228 McGowan, Kathy Secretary II $19,248 McGrath, Susan Library Assistant II $22,788 McGraw, Gary Assistant Football Coach $34,008 McIntier, Linda Admistrative Assistant $21,336 Meachum, Michael Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach $33,000 Mendez, Elizabeth BSN Nurse Educator $54,648 Mendoza, Bernadino Groundskepper $18,552 Merkle, Barbara Director, Admissions $77,520 Midgett, Pamela Counseling Center Director $58,968 Miller, Frances Custodian $22,656 Miller, Gary Electrican II $29,196 Miller, Jerry Custodian $18,720 Miller, Jimmy Plubber II $34,284 Miller, Ronnie Police Officer II $32,952 Milligan, Josette Custodian $18,120 Mills, Michael Director, Housing $55,620 Moede, Michael Utility Mechanic $30,384 Moore, Lisa Technical Assistant $27,816 Moore, Lois Library Assistant III $28,440 Moore, Melissa Administrative Assistant $23,400 Morgan, Mark Assistant Central Plant Superintendant $39,216 Morris, James WebCT Technican $40,416 Motl, Linda Coordinator, Testing Center $25,752 Mrugalski, Joseph Coordinator, Testing Center $28,020 Mummert, Sheri Administrative Assistant $29,052 Muniz, Armando Grounds Matenance Superintendent $45,324 Murphy, Matthew Programmer Analyst I $45,660 Nash, Wendy Custodian $18,132 Natkin, Brian Assistant Football Coach $47,520 Neal, Gary Custodian $18,120 Neely, Gilbert Dean of Students $73,512 Nelson, Luther Odis Assistant Director, Small Business Development Center $52,692 Newton, Lyndsey Undergrduate Secretary II $19,848 Nichols, Tracy Administrative Assistant $24,108 Noe, Stephanie Secretary II $19,248 Nolen, Connie Secretary II $19,848 Ortiz, Terry Accounting Assistant II $22,09 Park, Matthew Director, Student Development and Orientation $58,680 Penartz, Kathleen Director, Financial Aid $76,212 Peoples, Sammy Custodian $17,412 Perry, Williams PC/Network Lead Technican $45,324 Peterson, Laura Assistant Director, Unveristy Develoment $38,580 Pettibon, Gidget International Immigration Specialist $31,944 Pinson, Lauren Administrative Assistant $23,400 Ponder, Leslee Director, Alumni Relations $56,196 Portman, Kurt Excutive Associate Athletic Director $69,792 Powers, William Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing $44,604 Price, Sarah Teller II $19,248 Primavera, Heather Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach $29,004 Quashnock, Kathryn Stockroom Manager $41,664 Rainsberg, Kevin Maintenance Technican $30,240 Ramsey, Tiffany Sectrary II $20,364 Rawson, Natalie Assistant Volleyball Coach $30,000 Ray, Jeff Head Men’s Golf Coach $83,472 Ray, Ruth Ann Assistant to the President $38,040 Reay, Angie Assistant Director, Housing $30,648 Reay, Chistropher Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach $35,004 Reddick, Rebecca Admissions Evaluator $22,104 Reed, Trey Sports Information Director $42,516 Renner, Richard Defensive Football Coordinator $51,504 Rice, Kathy Payroll Supervisor $50,688 Richards, Brenda Secrtary II $28,188 Richards, Cynthia Custodian $21,492 Riley, Patricia Assistant to the Dean $29,424 Roach, Hayley Accountant II $31,044 Roanhaus, Randi Employer Relations Coordinator $28,500 Roberts, Jordan Central Plant Operator II $23,400 Roberts, Neta Coordinator, Continuing Education $28,428 Roberts, Shawn Central Plant Operator II $26,328 Robinson, Lindsay Academic Advisor $25,008 Rodriguez, Edward Duplicating Equipment Operator $24,216 Rose, Linda Accountant II $31,980
Rudy, Catherine Academic Advisor $39,576 Salazar, Judy Benefits Coordinator $36,720 Salter, Janis Assistant to the Dean $28,560 Samuelson, Ryan Information Literacy Librarian $45,540 Sandoval, Daniel Storekeeper $19,752 Satterfield, Bricelle Registar Assistant III $22,716 Schields, William Assistant Director, Housing $30,192 Schmader, Jana Marketing Coordinator $30,000 Scholl, Devah Assistant to the Dean $37,224 Schulte, Deb Assistant to the Provost $40,992 Seabury, Camille Secretary I $18,192 Segler, Russell Graduate Assistant Coach $38,004 Shankle, Dove Communications Operator $18,696 Sharp, Lynn Maintenance Technician $23,982 Shelley, Stephen Director, Purchasing $71,988 Shelton, Steven Construction Inspector $53,628 Skelton, Christy University Nurse - LVN $26,628 Slaton, Nadine Custodian $16,812 Smith, Agnes Custodian $17,412 Smith, Ashley Assistant II, Moffett Library $21,180 Smith, Camille Purchaser $31,272 Smith, Dewan Groundskeeper $19,152 Smith, Jeannie Medical Radiologic Techhnologist $32,964 Smith, Jennifer Assistant Professor, Nursing $54,648 Snodgrass, Amanda Special Events Coordinator $33,480 Solomon, Gleen Superintendent, Facilities Services $53,880 Sosebee, Lynn Programmer Analyst II $54,180 Spencer, David Interal Auditor $71,748 Stalnaker, Danette Admissions Evaluator $23,604 Steed, Adam Assistant to the Director $28,800 Steflik, Robert Webmaster $49,260 Stewart, Brenda Postal Clerk $28,296 Stovall, Chris Accountant III $39,168 Strickland, Connie Payroll Assistant II $32,016 Strickland, David Electronics Technician II $38,148 Stump, Beverly Assistant to Vice President $38,004 Styles, Koby Head Women’s Cross Country Coach $28,848 Taack, April Assitant to the Registrar $28,776 Talcott, Brian Painter II $24,600 Taylor, Chastity Assistant to Dean $32,016 Taylor, Roderick Assistant Football Coach $40,704 Terry, Charlotte Teller II $28,452 Tettleton, Donna Assistant to the Dean $45,000 Tezaguic, Evidalia Custodian $17,892 Thames, Christopher PC Network Services Technician $30,084 Tigert, Brady Head Softball Coach $49,572 Tisdale, Dana Secretary $12,144 Trimble, Jeff Coordinator, Clark Student Center $46,548 Trotter, Susan Telecommunications Assistant $25,656 Tuck, Rebecca Secretary II $22,204 Uline, Nigel Communication Operator $18,696 Vaughn, Debra Assistant to the Vice President $40,224 Vaughn, Paula Secretary II $19,248 Vela, Rene Custodian $17,892 Velasquez, Karin Assistant I $18,192 Villadiego, Liza Processor/Counselor $22,716 Vilalobos, Arturo Custodian $18,000 Vilarreal, Debra Custodian $17,412 Vineyard, Leah Associate Director, Admissions $45,552 Waddell, Barbara Secretary II $23,556 Watson, Angela Admin Assistant $24,108 Watson, Deborah Administrative Assistant $28,080 Weakley, Dianne Director of Human Recources $73,128 Webb, Dustin Assistant to the Director, Admissions $28,800 Webb, Sara Facilities Services Business Manager $47,352 Welch, Dirk Director, Career Management Center $59,604 Welch, Jolene Assistant to the Provost $40,992 Weller, John Machinist/Technician $37,080 Westbrook, Dottie Academic Counselor $33,600 Wherry, Horace Custodian $17,412 Wilder, Cassandara Coordinator, Graduate Student Recruitment $28,896 Wilkins, Kenneth Defensive Line Coach $39,228 Williams, Andrea Associate University Librarian $53,556 Williams, Gregory Help Desk Analyst $36,144 Williams, Dan Police Chief $90,000 Williams, Kyle Assistant Director, Athletics $80,760 Williamson, Traci Processor/Counselor $23,400 Wilson, Jamie Associate Registar $49,056 Windal, Bethany Academic Advisor $25,860 Winslow, Daniel Collection Development $41,520 Wissinger, Susan Admissions Evaluator $10,176 Witherspoon, Sue Administrative Assistant $26,760 Wolf, Shelby Human Resources Assistant II $26,388 Wong, Chun Wai Newman Research Analyst $42,000 Wood, Cindy BSN Nurse Educator $54,648, Wood, Dana Director, Upward Bound - TRiO $40,008 Worley, Carole Admissions Evaluator 19,752 Wright, Melissa Administrative Assistant $24,108 Wright, Vanda Director, Small Business Development $59,976 Wynn, Melonie Custodian $16,812 Young, Stephen Grounds Foreperson $23,220 Zacha, Martin Groundskeeper $22,416
at MSU $29,979,809 in FY2012
largest employer in Wichita Falls
653 $980 7 2008 12
average salary for MSU staff =
Andersen, Patricia Associate Professor, Counseling, Kinesiology & Special Education $57,976 Anderson, Mary Assistant Professor, Nursing $25,770 Archambo, Larry Professor, Music $68,406 Arnoult, Sharon Associate Professor, History $59,334 Azouz, Idir Associate Professor, Engineering $93,342 Azzouz, Salim Assistant Professor, Engineering $75,714 Beechler, Judith Assistant Professor, Counseling, Kinesiology & Special Education $51,932 Behrens, Phyllis Assistant Professor, Health and Public Administration $52,542 Belcher, Sandra Assistant Professor, Mathematics $46,158 Bernard, Guy Assistant Professor, Mathematics $57,150 Bisbee, Carol Chair, Social Work $58,808 Black, Alan Assistant Professor, Music $57,176 Blacklock, Phillip Assistant Professor, Education and Reading $51,710 Bowles, Better C. Assistant Professor, Nursing $70,600 Brink, Jan Associate Professor, Engineering $77,868 Bultena, Charles Associate Professor, Management and Marketing $82,194 Burger, Martha Associate Professor, Educational Leadership & Technology $63,030 Bulter, Sarah Instructor of Spanish, Foreign Langauges $38,000 Button, Susan Instructor, English $32,00 Callahan, Thomas Instructor, Criminal Justice $41,232 Carlston, David L. Assistant Professor, Psychology 57,186 Carpenter, Stewart Professor, Computer Science $90,014 Carroll, Leslie (Tatum) Instructor, Athletic Training & Exercise Physiology $38,118 Cate, Rodney Professor, Chemistry $122,133 Close, Daria Assistant Professor, Nursing $50,836 Coe, Mary Ann Professor, Educational Leadership & Technology $74,560 Collins, Carol Assistant Professor, Nursing $59,772 Collins, Michael Professor Emeritus, History $48,340 Comello, Robert Associate Professor, Radiologic Sciences $53,322 Cook, William Chair, Biology $85,876 Crews, Norval D. Assistant Professor, Music $53,838 Crump, Martha Assistant Professor, Dental Hygiene $53,580 Curran, Barbara Assistant Professor, Dental Hygiene $51,504 Curry, D. Leann Instructor, Education and Reading $38,300 Davis, Fredric Associate Professor, Dental Hygiene $58,030 DeBois, Barbara J Chair, Dental Hygiene $61,812 Diehm, Gary Head Athletic Trainer, Athletic Training & Exercise Physiology $42,236 Diekhoff, George Chair, Psychology $100,916 Distel, Mary Jo Assistant Professor, Nursing $55,472 Dodge, Rebecca Associate Professor, Geosciences $61,336 Donovan, Timothy Professor, Computer Science $77,258 Dubinsky, Alan Dillard Distinguished Professor of Marketing $110,000 Duff, Jeremy Assistant Professor, Political Science $49,740 Dunn, Jacqueline Assistant Professor, Physics $56,234 Estrada, Anita Chair, Education and Reading $72,154 Fashimpar, Gary Professor, Social Work $68,820 Farris, Mark Director, Honors Program $88,539 Fidelie, Laura Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice $49,946 Fields, Peter Associate Professor, English $54,686 Fleming, Richard Chair, Physics $72,828 Forrester, Robert Assistant Professor, Management and Marketing $70,000 Fosnaugh, Linda Associate Professor, Mathematics $65,214 Fritzsch, Ralph Chair, Accounting/MIS $99,518 Fuertes-Manjon, Roberto Professor of Spanish, Foreign Languages $70,360 Fukasawa, Yoshi Chair, Economics $93,820 Fulton, Candice Assistant Professor, Chemistry $45,830 Gaharan, Catherine Associate Professor, Accounting/ MIS $99,988
faculty and staff employees (excluding student workers) thousand paid to coaches in athletic department. female employees make more than $100,000. was the last year employees received raises. percent of the Wichita Falls areaâ€™s total income comes from MSU
$37,518 staff salaries Garcia, Adalberto Chair, Foreign Languages $65,830 Garrison, Kristen Writing Program Administrator, English $49,000 Gelves, Juan Assistant Professor, Economics $65,288 Genung, Vanessa PMH-NP Coordinator, Nursing $72,120 Gibson, Martha Assistant Professor, Nursing $60,580 Giddings, Greg Assistant Professor, English $49,000 Goldberg, Gary M Interim Chair, Juanita and Ralph Harvey School of Visual Arts $71,320 Gorham, James Assistant Professor, Mass Communication $54,000 Grant, Sandra Instructor, Mass Communication $34,986 Green, Rebecca Instructor, English $38,240 Greshman, Jennifer Assistant Professor, Respiratory Care $51,542 Griffin, Terry Assistant Professor, Computer Science $47,604 Guthrie, Paul Associate Professor, Psychology $59,814 Hallford, Randal Chair, Chemistry $63,180 Halverson, Ranette Chair, Computer Science $94,898 Hammer, Margaret Assistant Professor, Education and Reading $54,424 Hansen, Christopher Associate Professor, Chemistry $59,046 Harlow, Kirk C. Associate Professor, Health and Public Administration $65,552 Harmel, Robert Professor, Economics $85,066 Harvey, Susan Assistant Professor, Music $46,904 Helton, Patrick R. Assistant Professor, Respiratory Care $54,618 Hendrickson, Kenneth Regents Professor and Hardin Distinguished Professor of American History, Emeritus $85,000 Henschel, Don Stage Design, Theatre $73,892 Henschel, Sally Assistant Professor, English $45,210 Henson, Susan E Assistant Professor, English $48,746 Hewitt, Harry Chair, History $86,430 Hilton, Steve Assistant Professor, Juanita and Ralph Harvey School of Visual Arts $49,156 Hiraide, Suguru Associate Professor, Juanita and Ralph Harvey School of Visual Arts $52,892 Hoffman, Thomas Associate Professor, English $71,216 Hoggard, James M Perkins-Protho Distinguished, English $92,620 Hollabaugh, Linda Associate Professor of Spanish, Foreign Languages $62,324 Hood, Jeffrey Assistant Professor, Mathematics $57,150 Horner, Norman Professor Emeritus, Biology $51,232 Howard, Regina Assistant Professor, Nursing $52,000 Huanga, SuHua Assistant Professor, Education $50,348 Jansen, Lauren Assistant Professor, Nursing $57,392 Javed, Asma CLSC Coordinator, Biology $20,024 Jefferson, Laura Chair, Theater $66,352 Johnson III, Robert Graduate Coordinator, English $73,580 Johnson, Tina V. Assistant Professor, Computer Science $50,000 Johnston, Charles Associate Professor, Management Information Systems $86,214 Johnston, James Director of Interdisciplinary Education, Health Sciences and Human Services $59,810 Jones, Marina Lynn Instructor, Mathematics $35,504 Jun, Nathan Coordinator, Philosophy $46,124 Justus, Timothy Chair, Music $70,000 Key, SusAnn Coordinator for Supplemental Instruction, Academic Success Center $47,016 Killion, Jeffrey Graduate Coordinator, Radiologic Sciences $61,294 Kindig, Everett Professor, History $74,758 King, James (Dirk) Associate Professor, History $71,326 Kitchen, Michaelle Chair, Counseling, Kinesiology and Special Education $68,664 Knox, Michelle L Associate Professor, Mathematics $57,150 Kurszewski, Tammy Associate Professor, Respiratory Care $54,618 LaBeff, Emily Professor, Sociology $86,820 Lancaster, Mildred Gore West Foundation Distinguished Professor, Counseling, Kinesiology & Special Education $76,162 Land, Michael Professor, Educational Leadership &Technology $80,546 Leach, Jane Assistant Professor, Nursing $55,452
Lei, Adam Y.C Associate Professor, Finance Economics Legal Studies $93,138 Lewandowski, Elizabeth Professor, Theater $68,190 Lewis, Gary R Associate Professor, Music $56,084 Lewis, Mitzi Assistant Professor, Mass Communication $49,608 Li, Qian Assistant Professor, Finance Economics Legal Students $88,644 Lilienthal, Linda Assistant Professor, Education and Reading $51,780 Lindemann, Dirk Associate Professor, History $66,382 Lindt, Suzanne Assistant Professor, Education and Reading $49,050 Lockhart, Robin Assistant Professor, Nursing $65,558 Lodge, Kirsten Assistant Professor, English $49,000 Lyons, William Instructor, Athletic Training & Exercise Physiology $42,000 Martin, J. David Professor Emeritus, Applied Arts and Sciences $32,622 Martin, Laura Assistant Professor, Management and Marketing $86,632 Martinez, John Professor, Economics $86,004 Masuoka, James Assistant Professor, Biology $54,656 Maxwell, Donald Professor, Music $76,592 May, Marsha Assistant Professor, Mathematics $59,596 McClintock, Stuart Professor of French, Foreign Languages $63,518 McDonald, Terry Assistant Professor, Mathematics $52,996 McNeely, Thomas Instructor, Intensive English Language Institute $35,059 Medford, Annette Chair, Respiratory Care $58,846 Mercer, Kimberly Assistant Professor, Nursing $58,504 Miller, Stacia Instructor, Counseling, Kinesiology & Special Education $32,004 Mills, Dana R. Assistant Professor, Biology $53,654 Minden, Elizabeth Instructor, Mass Communication $47,608 Mitchell, Patrick Professor, Mathematics $71,750 Mohr, Darrell Assistant Professor, Counselling, Kinesiology & Special Education $45,000 Montoya, Claudia Associate Professor, Foreign Languages $56,036 Moran, Nathan Chair, Criminal Justice $59,958 Morrison, Gary D Associate Professor, Radiologic Sciences $57,994 Morrow, Ruth Associate Professor $70,076 Moss, Pam Instructor, Academic Success Center $35,648 Narayanan, Sugumaran Assistant Professor, Political Science $49,740 Nimetz, Amanda Instructor, Academic Success Center $45,572 Nunneley, Annie Professor, Nursing $52,000 Owen, James R. Assistant Professor, Economics $68,020 Packard, Josh Assistant Professor, Sociology $49,224 Passos, Nelson Professor, Computer Science $89,134 Patteron, Mike Professor, Management and Marketing $94,620 Penrose, Leslie Coordinator, Intensive English Language Institute $41,236 Phifer, J Sheree Associate Professor, Radiologic Sciences $56,880 Polvado, Karen Chair, Nursing $81,067 Preda, Michael Professor, Political Science $86,750 Price, Jonathan Assistant Professor, Geosciences $57,024 Prieto, Linda Assistant Professor, Education and Reading $55,088 Prose, Catherine Assistant Professor, Juanita and Ralph Harvey School of Visual Arts $52,588 Pruitt, Randy Assistant Professor, Mass Communication $52,618 Ramser, Charles Professor, Management and Marketing $92,560 Rankin, David Chair, English $86,536 Raulston, Tommy Instructor, Accounting/MIS $77,552 Redmon, Robert Associate Professor, Education and Reading $58,758 Richardson, Connie Assistant Professor, Mathematics $40,580 Rincon-Zachary, Magaly Professor, Biology $79,790 Roberts, Kathleen Assistant Professor, Nursing $61,442 Roberts, Roe Associate Professor, Health and Public Administration $66,300
Sanders, Victoria Assistant Professor, Radiologic Sciences $51,504 Scales, Jon B. Assistant Professor, Biology $59,588 Schmitter, Joel Associate Professor, Mathematics $62,350 Schultz, Edward K. Assistant Professor, Education and Reading $54,708 Schuppener, James Professor, Music $65,814 Sernoe, James Chair, Mass Communication $64,912 Shao, Chris Y Chair, Marketing $87,560 Shawver, Sandra Instructor, Counseling, Kinesiology & Special Education $43,350 Shipley, Michael Associate Professor, Biology $61,776 Simpson, Richard P Assistant Professor, Computer Science $69,782 Slavens, Dawn Interim Chair, Mathematics $71,580 Smith, Billy Don Assistant Professor, Nursing $40,232 Smith, Brandon Assistant Professor, Theater $42,032 Spiller, Laura C. Assistant Professor, Psychology $54,290 Stambaugh, Jeff Assistant Professor, Management and Marketing $90,250 Stangl, Frederick Professor, Biology $76,772 Steele-English, Nancy Associate Professor, Juanita and Ralph Harvey School of Visual Arts $58,752 Stephens, Pamela Chair, Geosciences $68,854 Stewart, Diane Assistant Professor, Nursing $51,950 Stewart, Janie L. Assistant Professor, Nursing $40,232 Stewart, Tiffany Assistant Professor, Counseling, Kinesiology & Special Education $50,012 Stiles, Beverly Chair, Sociology $69,502 Stramski, Robert Assistant Professor, Nursing $58,734 Stringfellow, Catherine Professor, Computer Science $81,312 Terry, Gina Assistant Professor, English $49,000 Thomas, Bob Assistant Professor, Accounting/MIS $98,960 Tilker, Kristopher Advisor, Pre-Law $83,480 Trombley, John Instructor, Chemistry $38,000 Tucker, David Professor, Mathematics $79,536 Vandehey, Michael Associate Professor, Psychology $65,552 Veale, Beth Associate Professor, Radiologic Sciences $62,994 Veazey, Linda Assistant Professor, Political Science $49,500 Velasquez, Benito Chair, Athletic Training & Exercise Physiology $73,000 Villarreal, Ray Assistant Clinical Coordinator, Radiologic Science $27,772 Vogtsberger, Roy C. Associate Professor, Biology $61,566 Vowell, John Instructor, Management Information Systems $50,000 Walker, Debra Assistant Professor, Nursing $72,120 Wang, X. Sheldon Chair, Engineering $96,904 Watts, Lynette Assistant Professor, Radiologic Sciences $52,722 Wiedemann, Friederike Professor, Foreign Languages $48,118 Wilbanks, Jammie Assistant Professor, Radiologic Sciences $47,684 Williams, Larry Professor, Sociology $85,838 Williamson, Ann Marie Assistant Professor, Nursing $56,102 Wilson, Phillip Assistant Professor, Marketing $89,950 Winchester, Jason Assistant Professor, Athletic Training & Exercise Physiology $52,000 Wines, Mary Dyslexia Therapist, Counseling, Kinesiology & Special Education $47,250 Wood, Julie Assistant Professor, Counseling, Kinesiology & Special Education $54,136 Wright, Donna Assistant Professor, Counseling, Kinesiology & Special Education $87,250 Wyatt, Frank B. Associate Professor, Exercise Physiology $75,934 Yaroz-Ash, Elizabeth Professor, Juanita and Ralph Harvey School of Visual Arts $70,186 Yucus, Jennifer Assistant Professor, Juanita and Ralph Harvey School of Visual Arts $46,008 Zhang, Grace Assistant Professor, Management Information Systems $81,126 Zhang, Jie Assistant Professor, Economics $65,288 Zhang, Yongjing (Eugene) Assistant Professor, Economics $88,539
Chris Collins, Brittney Cottingham and Hannah Hofmann collaborated on this project.
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Country in the Falls ANASTASIA REED A&E EDITOR Wichita Falls will be playing host this year for big country artist. Nightlife scenes will showcase some of the hottest country stars to bring the spotlight to Falls town. Here are a few of the upcoming show.
Denim & Diamonds
Pat Green Oct. 13 Green is a Texas native who’s rocking the country scene. After performing with major artist like Willie Nelson, he will conquer the stage by himself this fall. He will be performing his hits from the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts and much more.
Aaron Watson Oct. 20 Watson will continue his tour here in Wichita this October. This Texas native will play his hits including music from his latest album “The Road @ the Rodeo.” Rich O’Toole Oct. 27 Although O’Toole is not well known, he will continue his southern tour in the Falls at the end of October. He will sway the ladies with his melodic voice to his most famous song “The Cricket Song” and his new single “Kiss of a Liar.” Brantley Gilbert Dec. 9 Brantley is an American country music musician. He will be performing his greatest hits like “Halfway to Heaven.”
The Iron Horse Pub
Ali Holder Oct. 15 Hometown sweetheart Ali Holder will showcase her amazing vocals on the Iron Horse Pub stage this weekend. Brandon Rhyder Nov. 4 Although Rhyder is performing mainly at Billy Bob’s across the state, he will detour to perform in the Falls Town. For the past six years Rhyder has been making music for all ages to enjoy. He will bring his country twang to Wichita Falls at the beginning of November.
cludes a guitarist, percussionist, bass player and a lead singer. Originating from Dallas, the four piece country group will showcase their western flare towards the end of the year at Iron Horse Pub.
Lady Antebellum Dec. 3
Grammy winning group Lady Antebellum will power up the stage at the MPEC this December. Ticket prices: are $49.00 or general admission on the floor and reserved lower level seating. They are $39.00 - for reserved upper level seats. To purchase tickets, call the Kay Yeager Coliseum Box Office 940716-5555.
Somebody’s Darling Nov. 23 This quartet in-
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How do you do: a review Similar to artists like Raphael Saadiq and the late Amy Winehouse, Mayer Hawthorn and his band “The CounJOESPH CHRETIEN ty” are atFOR THE WICHITAN tracted to the nostalgic sound and sultry soul of yesteryear; particularly the 60’s. These artists infatuation lies in the decade in which Motown Records was spawned only a few miles from where Andrew Mayer Cohen grew up in Michigan and became popularly known as the voice of 60’s youth. In interviews Mayer has admitted that his inspiration from Motown artists and Detroit legends such as Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and the late J. Dilla shape his sound. In his Sophomore effort “How Do You Do” Hawthorne shows to have improved in fusing his revered creators style’s with his own, “A lot of my other influences are coming out on this record,” Hawthorne told Billboard Magazine “There are a lot of other genres that are blending in now. It’s just turning into me.” Hawthorne offers an alternative to his coexisting musicians, singing the blues and soul more likely to be heard on the radio after sped up and sampled then in their raw form.
Whether his goal is to pay homage to Motown’s Golden Era or to bridge classic soul with modern elements and usher his own unique sound into the mainstream, the music is authentic and as usual the message is love. “How Do You Do” is riddled with tales of romantic endeavors both simple and complex, sweet and foul. As Can’t Stop shows, Mayer’s incorporation of 2011 elements aren’t mash-ups. Instead he injects them subtly, for instance commenting on his awry love’s “sh*tty fu**king attitude” on the otherwise completely classically structured The Walk or laying synths into the up tempo Finally Falling. Snoop Dogg even joins Hawthorne in a duet, singing a half serious verse on the string heavy “Can’t Stop.” Crucially, in “How Do You Do” Hawthorne isn’t copying Curtis Mayfield and The Beatles, he’s building his own sound on top of their foundations and with these methods crafted a timeless work that will most likely outlast that of his contemporary peers. Notable Tracks: Get To Know You, Can’t Stop, Finally Falling, Stick Around, You’re Not Ready
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Footloose returns to the silver screen FRANK LOVECE MCT
Remake “Footloose”? Sure, why not? And why not remake “Pretty in Pink,” “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” and other beloved 1980s teen movies while we’re at it? No one has felt that question more acutely than Craig Zadan, a producer of both the 1984 original starring Kevin Bacon and Lori Singer and the remake, opening Friday, starring newcomer Kenny Wormald and “Dancing With the Stars” pro Julianne Hough. The original — about a big-city teen who rallies his classmates to change an anti-dancing law championed by a minister (John Lithgow then, Dennis Quaid now) — met with mixed reviews. But it became one of the decade’s signature movies, spawning a trio of hit songs, “Let’s Hear It for the Boy,” “Holding Out for a Hero” and the title track. “When Paramount started talking to us about it, I thought, ‘Why should we do this?’ because I had done it already,” Zadan says. The studio, which had lined up “High School Musical”-trilogy director Kenny Ortega and star Zac Efron, proceeded to develop a screenplay without him. Then, since Zadan and his producing partner, Neil Meron, had produced Efron’s movie “Hairspray,” the star “called us and said, ‘I really want you to produce this.’ So we reconsidered. And then Zac left (in March 2009) because he came to the realization he didn’t want to do any more movie musicals for a while.” Successor Chace Crawford backed out in April 2010 when the film’s start date got delayed, reportedly cutting into his “Gossip Girl” shooting schedule. Ortega had departed six months earlier over what Variety called creative
differences and budget. “At that point, the whole thing was falling apart,” Zadan remembers, “and we thought, ‘Oh, maybe it’s not meant to be. And that’s when Craig Brewer came along with his pitch.” That pitch, by the writer-director of “Hustle&Flow” and “Black Snake Moan,” was anchored in depicting the car crash — only talked about in the original — that killed five teens returning from a beer-fueled dance that led to the ban. “Like a lot of people,” Brewer says, “I struggled with why the movie should be remade, and I actually resisted doing the remake for a while.” The original, after all, had been a revelation to his 13-year-old self, he says. Since his Army-dad family moved frequently, “I was always drawn to the fact that Ren (McCormack, Bacon’s character) had to make things work for him where he was. He was a new kind of hero for me.” Why tamper with that? “I got this vision,” Brewer explains, “of dancing feet on a muddy floor with a keg” — which became the new film’s opening, echoing the dancing feet in some clean, gray limbo in the original. “I’ve been to many parties like that, and (as in the original) there’s that Kenny Loggins (title) song giving audiences a party — and then it would all crash down when that accident happens. It would really put into context that a town can suffer horribly, and then there’s this kind of American reaction where a tragedy happens and everybody overreacts and makes a lot of laws that in the long run cause more harm than good. Once I started thinking in those terms, I thought I could update the simple ‘80s pop story.” Brewer went back to the original Dean Pitchford screenplay. “I don’t think it’s the right idea to
completely reinvent ‘Footloose,’” he reasons. “We can update a couple of things to make it more relevant, but it’s got to be the same spirit. (Zadan) understood I was paying homage to the original while adding my own flavor to it.” So, will the iPod-era remake compare well with the Walkman original? Who knows, but however it’s received, let’s hear it for the Brewer — let’s give the boy a hand. It takes guts to update an old favorite. Says star Wormald, “I hadn’t seen ‘Black Snake Moan’ until I was going to audition for him — I’d only known that people either loved it or thought it was from left field. I saw it and said, ‘This guy is making “Footloose”? This is gonna be the wildest “Footloose” there could be!’” This isn’t the first time “Footloose” has been remade: A Broadway musical played for nearly two years at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, running 18 previews and 709 performances from Oct. 5, 1998, to July 2, 2000. With Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow and Sarah Jessica Parker among the stars of the original “Footloose,” was there any thought given to having one or more return for a cameo? “We decided if we had anyone from the original movie, it was going to be Kevin,” says producer Craig Zadan. “Initially he thought, ‘Hey, it might be cool,’ but he decided that he’d rather not.” What part would he have played? “There was an earlier draft of mine that had the character of Ren’s deadbeat dad,” says writer-director Craig Brewer. “I thought, if Kevin wanted to do a cameo, this is what I could see him playing. But Kevin wasn’t interested in it, and I cut it out of the script before shooting.”
OWN revives O’Donnell’s career MARY MCNAMARA MCT Finally, the Oprah Winfrey Network has something like a twinkle in its eye. “The Rosie Show,” which premiered live from Harpo Studios in Chicago on Monday afternoon, has been touted as Rosie O’Donnell’s much-anticipated return to television, which may be overstating the case slightly. In the 10 years since her syndicated daytime talk show “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” ended, the former stand-up comic and sometime film star seemed to be going out of her way to shake off the “Queen of Nice” mantle she had crocheted for herself while sweet-talking celebrities for six seasons. In 2006, she got cranky and righteous, locking horns with Elisabeth Hasselbeck on “The View” before walking off in a huff. She produced and starred in a Lifetime movie, launched a variety show so terrible it ended after a single episode, and wrote a memoir
about how awful it was to be on “The View.” None of which guaranteed, or even hinted, that O’Donnell would be the one to haul up OWN’s disappointing ratings. Which “The Rosie Show” might just do. It had a not bad, pretty good, kinda funny, sort of smart debut. Not the sort of thing that would rock
a major network back on its heels with joy, but it certainly provided an oasis of humor and sunshine amid OWN’s endless replaying of the self-congratulatory final episodes of “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” It was “nice Rosie” who showed up, in Diane von Furstenberg “schmata,” as she said, and Prada boots, with the best haircut she’s had in ... well, ever, and the easy, zingy showmanship that has kept her afloat in fans even during the rocky years. Wisely, she opened with a little stand-up, and sure there were Spanx jokes — the woman just cannot get over Spanx, which is, of course a very funny word and something to
The rest of the show was devoted to official first guest and new O’Donnell “crush” Russell Brand. His admirable ability to act like a semi-strung out dingbat while talking most sensibly and articulately about topics as diverse as the playing out of the commercialistic age, the emptiness of celebrity culture and the benefits of being a threetime winner of the Shagger of the Year Award. He also brought with him a pretaped mini-tour of Friendly House, a recovery center for women, which allowed him to publicly advocate for recovery and praise its admirable director, Peggy Albrecht, but in a way that made a nice point about recovery without getting too maudlin — “This is the first time you’ve appeared on television fully clothed, isn’t it Peggy?” Which was a good thing, a tremendous thing. This is because more maudlin is not what OWN, with its endless roPhoto Courtesy tation of heart-wrenching/breaking/ string-tugging reality shows, needs. Yes, O’Donnell and Brand were which many OWN viewers can relate talking about addiction. — but it was lovely to see her back beA Winfrey-approved topic, but in hind the microphone doing Penny Mar- such a lively way that people might acshall impersonations and poking fun at tually listen. herself for “the chubby person’s shirt “When I was a drug addict, actively,” pull.” said Brand, cutting mercifully to the There were questions from the au- chase, “I was very annoying.” dience — “just like Carol Burnett but Things ended in a very Rosie way, not really because she’s a genius, and with a game show called “The Ro I’m just me” — which unfortunately Show,” during which Carol the recepincluded fellow “Oprah” acolyte Suze tionist began losing badly to the StanOrman (who seems to have it in her ford-educated doctor so O’Donnell contract that she will show up on every started cheating. OWN show or else.) This gave the whole thing a nice Orman’s question led to a mildly Password-at-home feel. hilarious song about how O’Donnell Sure, the set is absurdly purple and came to Chicago set to the tune of “The the Woman For Which the Network is Night Chicago Died” (which, for TV Named showed up at the end. critics of a certain age, alone made the But it was such good, clean fun that show worth watching) and accompa- for a moment one was allowed to forget nied by a group of chorus boys who that next period it was back to the lifewere soon shirtless, allowing Rosie to lesson-learning grind, with “Oprah’s sing that “it’s true I’m gay, but I’m not Masterclass.” dead.”
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Global icon dies of cancer at 56 MALCOLM X ABRAM MCT The list of industry, culture and entertainment shifts spurred by Steve Jobs and Apple is long and impressive. He changed the music industry, the terrestrial radio industry, killed the record/CD megastores, changed the way billions of people acquire, share and enjoy information including music, and changed global culture, making the world just a little bit smaller. Jobs, who died of pancreatic cancer Wednesday at age 56, is already being canonized as one of the major figures of the 20th and early 21st century. “Steve Jobs’ impact on the music industry has been huge, especially for someone who wasn’t in the music business to start out with, and there are still some people in radio who haven’t quite accepted that things are very different now then they were five or 10 years ago,” said Liz Mozzocco, music director for WAPS-FM in Akron. “Steve Jobs was huge in terms of bringing digital music to the public and giving them a direct route to purchasing music, and if you look at how many people were downloading music illegally, it’s pretty incredible that he was able to have success with the iTunes store.” The digital music revolution (at least the profitable legal revolution) can be traced back to Jobs, whose ability to discern what the masses want before they knew they wanted it, and to then sell it to them in mass quantities with a flair for the theatrical, is only one aspect that made him a contemporary genius. Back in 2001, music piracy was becoming a huge problem for the already flailing record industry. Between CD-ripping programs, Napster and its variants and other online semi-secret portals, even users who wouldn’t know a torrent from a torte were discovering ways to download music for free. The major record labels, who were still enjoying the popularity of compact discs, responded in typical fashion when one’s cash cow is being milked for free — they threatened and pleaded with users, sued students and housewives and wasted millions of dollars on faulty security programs for commercial CDs that made them almost useless to consumers. Jobs saw the writing and the dollar
signs on the wall. As he had done in the past with home computers, he took something that already existed — there were several MP3 players already on the market — and he turned Apple’s version into the new standard. “You can’t just ask customers what they want then try to give that to them,” Jobs once said. “By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.” In 2001, Jobs and Apple introduced the first generation iPod. Compared to the clunky MP3 and portable CD players on the market that didn’t fit smoothly in one’s pocket or purse, the iPod had a clean, attractive and unique design with simple controls. And with the help of Apple’s considerable marketing push, it quickly became the “Kleenex” of MP3 players. The brand’s name became synony-
mous with the product, as did the sight of folks grooving with the iPod’s signature white earbuds. More importantly (and much more profitably), in 2003, after explaining to the major labels what much of the world already knew — that downloading was the future so they’d better join the revolution — Jobs introduced iTunes, a completely legal online music-buying storefront. iTunes quickly became the norm with its flat 99-cent-per-song fee, giving consumers the ability to cherry-pick the tunes they wanted and the feeling of control while Apple essentially took the means of distribution away from the big majors. Soon once-powerful mega chains such as Tower Records and Virgin were shuttering their doors and leaving music geeks to find local independent record stores that were able to carve out niche customer bases.
here under 30 is looking for vinyl,” he said. The impact of the iPods and iTunes on global music culture is equal to and arguably greater than the invention of the phonograph, the portable radio and any previous musical format from reel-to-reel and eight-tracks to the now nearly obsolete compact disc. iTunes revived the single, which most of the major labels had abandoned. Many established artists were skeptical of the iTunes model. U2, the Beatles, Metallica, Madonna, AC/DC and others raised in the album era resisted it for years, but nearly all eventually came around. However, AC/DC and Garth Brooks apparently still are not interested, and earlier this year, Jon Bon Jovi directly blamed Jobs for killing the music industry. As iPods’ hard drives grew exponentially from holding 1,000 songs to upward of 30,000 songs and the iTunes library continued to grow, a generation of consumers have been suitably trained to purchase music legally with Apple. iTunes surpassed 10 billion downloads in February 2010. The iPod, iTunes and now iPhone triumvirate has also had a huge impact on terrestrial radio. Mozzocco of WAPS said that the advent of the iPod shuffle and personal playlists have also affected the way that radio programmers do their jobs. “I think that the one thing that happened because of that is a lot of radio programmers had to acknowledge the Photo Courtesy fact that people’s musical tastes are a lot more varied than they realized be“I’m all for progress,” said Scott fore,” she said. “I think people were always interShepard, owner of Time Traveler reested in all different kinds of music, cords, a 30-plus-year staple in Cuyabut when you have the iPod shuffle hoga Falls, Ohio. “Unfortunately on making it so easy to change genres and my end of it, it wasn’t a positive thing put different tracks next to each other, for me. it does change the way people listen to “Stuff like the iPod, iTunes and burnmusic.” ing stuff is basically what put an end to Mozzocco, who has been in terresthis kind of shop,” he said. “The ‘90s trial radio for a decade, said that much were incredible and the first couple of the industry has been slow to accept of years of the 2000s were great, but that commercial radio is no longer the around 2002-2003, it started declining primary way that listeners discover and continues to decline.” new music and that programmers who Shepard, who called Jobs a great instill rely on being fed new music by lanovator, said he noticed when the big bels and charts or by spying on their chain stores began dying and hoped it competitors’ playlists are immediately would boost his business. However, in recent years, he said it’s behind the curve. “If I see a band at a show with a his niche clientele of collectors who are huge fan base and their music makes still buying deluxe reissues of albums sense for us, we’re going to play it and on CDs and vinyl enthusiasts who are I don’t necessarily have to wait (to see) mainly keeping him afloat. who else has jumped on board with “Those are the customers that keep this because people have access to it in us going, but anybody who comes in other ways,” she said.
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Lady Mustangs outclass WTAMU 5-0 DAMIAN ATAMENWAN SPORTS EDITOR Midwestern State women’s soccer put down the Lady Buffs of West Texas A&M 5-0 to improve to 6-3-2 on the season Friday night. The Mustangs were successful the previous weekend with back-to-back home victories. WTAMU Becky McMullen attempted the first shot of the game followed by a fine save by Goalkeeper Mallory Whitworth. Junior Midfielder Alyssa Cooper was also denied by WTAMU Goalkeeper Yvette Bedoy in the fifth minute. But less than two minutes later, Bedoy could not stretch high enough to prevent Cooper’s ball that headed towards the back of the net. The latter caught the goalkeeper off her line and attempted a lob which went in beautifully. Cooper tucked in the opener with a textbook scoring tech-
nique indeed. MSU wanted more goals and Junior Defender Megan Barnhart was the right candidate to double the lead in the 14th minute. Barnhart dribbled past three defenders then slid home her first goal of the season to the lower right corner. The Mustangs scared WTAMU when Junior Midfielder Maddie Fraser flung a shot to the hands of Bedoy, who had barely recovered from the second goal. It took a while but the third goal arrived in the nick of halftime. Freshman Midfielder Katy Catney chronicled her first and second college goals, which helped the Mustangs in a long way. Catney’s got on the scoreboard right before the halftime whistle with help from the 41st minute corner kick. Whitworth had the last action of the half with a brilliant save to block a shot from WTAMU Becky Peth. Catney didn’t score her second goal until the 69th minute.
Goalkeeper Jamie Hall denied Sophomore Forward Mickey Brown but Catney was at the right spot to tuck in the rebound. The freshman forward was thrilled with her Friday night double. “ It feels like a dream! This entire experience is,” Catney said. “I was just privileged to contribute to the game.” MSU Caroline Kemp had a near-goal attempt seven minutes later but the ball sailed high. Then in the 82nd, Catney returned the favor by assisting Brown for the game winner with a through ball. MSU Haley Crandall and Emily Saville also tested the goalie within the last few minutes. With seconds left on the clock, Kemp tried another shot but Hall made sure it stayed out. MSU had lost 2-1 at West Texas A&M thus winning 5-0 was a huge improvement. The Mustangs are set to play road games at Angelo State University on Friday and Incarnate Word on Sunday.
Junior Defender Megan Barnhart scored the second goal in the Mustangs encounter with WTAMU.
Sooners put down Longhorns in Cotton Bowl
BRENT SHIRLEY MCT
As Oklahoma Quarterback Landry Jones watched his defensive teammates rip apart the Texas offensive line, he couldn’t help but give thanks for his own blockers. While Texas QBs David Ash and Case McCoy spent a large portion of Saturday’s Red River Rivalry looking up at the sky, Jones has hardly hit the ground all season. The No. 3 Sooners (5-0, 2-0) dominated Saturday’s Red River Rivalry, beating No. 11 Texas (4-1, 1-1) 5517. And the dominance all started up front for Oklahoma, on both sides of the ball. “It’s tough having days like that, (when you are getting chased around),” said Jones, who was sacked by Texas just once for a 4-yard loss. “Our defense did a great job, and our offensive line did a great job giving me time so I could look at the defense and throw it around. (My offensive line) did a great job of keeping their eyes up, seeing the blitzes and protecting all night.” Jones, who had been sacked only once all season entering the game, had good reason to sympathize with the Texas quarterback duo. The Sooners defense sacked the Longhorns eight times for a loss of 84 yards and forced five fumbles, recov-
ering three. “We were on fire this game,” Oklahoma Defensive Lineman Frank Alexander said. “I wanted to go out there and prove something.” The Sooners proved far too strong for Texas. Alexander, a senior playing in his final Red River Rivalry, recorded four sacks for a loss of 30 yards. He forced one fumble and recovered another for the Sooners, who scored 21 points with their defense. Led by Alexander, who had four tackles for loss, and Ronnell Lewis, Oklahoma surrendered just 36 net rushing yards for 0.9 yards a carry to a Texas squad that entered averaging 206 yards a game. “Defensively we adjusted with them and tackled well,” Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said. “Did a good job of being strong and taking away the run game. Got pressure. Got turnovers.” Lewis had two sacks and another tackle for loss. Jaydan Bird, Tony Jefferson and Casey Walker had one sack apiece. “We were a lot more physical, got to the quarterback and executed our defense,” Lewis said. “We got after them in the first quarter. We felt we were more physical and wanted it more.” Heisman look Texas coach Mack Brown has faced some good Oklahoma QBs in his 14 years leading the Longhorns into the Cotton Bowl.
He watched Heisman winners Jason White and Sam Bradford dismantle the Texas defense. But after Saturday’s loss, Brown considers Landry Jones one of the best he has faced. “He was as good as anybody in the country today,” Brown said. “He did a tremendous job.” Jones, who threw for 305 yards and three TDs in the first half, didn’t need to pass as often in the second half. He finished with 367 yards, completing 31 of 50 passes. “It’s nice to have someone like (Brown) praise you and give you credit,” Jones said. “It’s honoring.” Jones spread the ball around, hitting All-American Ryan Broyles nine times for 122 yards and one TD. Kenny Stills caught five passes for 51 yards and two TDs, and Jaz Reynolds caught six passes for 92 yards. Oklahoma defeated Texas by the fifth largest margin in the history of the rivalry. A 65-13 Sooners win in 2003 was still more dominant in terms of the final, but Saturday’s win set many other records. The Sooners defense had 113 yards in tackles for loss and 84 yards in sacks, both school records. Texas finished the game with a net 259 yards of offense, just three more yards than Oklahoma’s total in sacks, tackles-for-loss and fumble/interception returns.
Mustangs stump Tarleton 44-13
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The undefeated Midwestern State Mustangs weathered a storm and created thunder of their own at Memorial Stadium on Saturday night. The Mustangs continued their strong running attack that has become their standard for the year. Three different running backs and the quarterback found the end zone Saturday night, collecting a total of 308 total rushing yards. Quarterback Brandon Kelsey continued to get it done, throwing for 142 yards and a score and rushing for 56 yards and a touchdown. While the passing offense has been potent all season, it continues to be the running game that comes through for the Mustangs. Saturday’s win marks the fifth straight game that the Mustangs have rushed for over 290 yards. While the numbers were great for MSU, the game didn’t start off looking promising for the Mustangs.All the rain and weather aside, Tarleton state jumped to a quick 13-7 lead at the end of the first quarter after a few stumbles by the Mustangs. A mishandled punt and poorly executed coverage led the Texans to score quickly and early. But, that’s the only noise the Texans would make for the rest of the game.In between those two scores, Running Back Keidrick Jackson scored his first of two rushing touchdowns. Two minutes into the second quarter, Jackson
put up his second rushing score from two yards out to give the Mustangs their second lead of the game.Ten minutes later, Tarleton was called for a hold in their end zone, awarding a safety to the Mustangs to put the good guys up 16-13. On the ensuing drive for the Mustangs, Brandon Kelsey ran it in from 33 yards out to put the Mustangs ahead 23-13 at the half. Five minutes into the second half, Kelsey marked his only passing touchdown to receiver David Little for a 27 yard score. Three minutes after, Lester Bush scored from a yard out to put the Mustangs ahead 37-13 heading into the final quarter of the game. For the final flash of brilliance that was the storm of the Mustangs game on Saturday, Running Back Jimmy Pipkin made the Texan’s defense look foolish by scoring on an 83 yard run with 11 minutes left in the game. That score would hold, and the Mustangs marched on to their fifth straight win, 44-13. Lester Bush finished the day with 43 yards on 11 carries and a score. Pipkin recorded 155 yards on 14 carries and a score. Keidrick Jackson put up 55 yards on 15 carries and a touchdown. David Little led the receiving core with 7 catches for 65 yards and a score. Edgard Thellar had a 20 yard reception, Kelvin Swanson had three catches for 36 yards. The Mustangs defense pressured the quarterback and forced an interception. The Mustangs recorded eleven tackles for losses. The Mustangs travel to take on Angelo State this Saturday.
October 12, 2011
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Volleyball beats ACU then falls to ASU ANDRE GONZALEZ FOR THE WICHITAN The MSU volleyball team had an off and on relationship with victory over the weekend. First, the Mustangs took a dominating position over Abilene Christian University on Thursday night on the home court of D. L. Ligon Coliseum. With the win, MSU also claimed its season’s best winning streak, marking it up to a total of six match victories. “We did phenomenal. I was real proud of the girls and how they adjusted to the new lineup,” MSU coach Venera FloresStafford said. The Lone Star Conference win, 26-24, 25-17, 25-15, was a proud moment for the Mustangs. Shelbi Stewart and Miranda Byrd had shining moments throughout the night when they combined for 23 kills and only committed five errors, leaving the team with a hard .258 team attack percentage. ACU came close to a match point at one time in the first set, bringing the match to 24-22, but with consecutive kills by Stewart and Brandi Flores then a great put away by Byrd, the Mustangs gave it a hell no and laid them down, 26-24. Kristian Aduddell helped in offense by having two hitting percentages of .325 and .303 in the final two sets, respectively, leaving her with 22 total assists. Kimberly Jeffrey notched in 14 total assists, while Kiara Jordan made no surprise to the crowd with a game high of 25 digs. Flores and Aduddell both had 11 digs and Hillary White finished with 10 to go with her eight kills. The following Saturday afternoon, MSU remained at D.L. Ligon to take on no. 18 Angelo State. Unfortunately, the Mustangs lost to the Rambelles, 25-22, 2518, 22-25, 25-22, putting an end to the Mustangs winning streak. A contributing factor to the loss might have been MSU playing without two of their starters,
Freshman Setter Kristian Aduddell sets Senior Outside Hitter Miranda Byrd for a kill in Saturday’s encounter against the Rambelles of Angelo State University.
Caitlin Wallace and Kimberly Jeffrey. “I think that was a more difficult transition for the team,” Flores-Stafford said. “We were just quite discombobulated for the first two sets.”
Jordan’s 30 digs allowed MSU to push the Rambelles into 27 attack errors and a .165 team attack percentage. White claimed a team high of 12 kills, while also contributing 15 digs, adding up to her sixth
double-double of the season. Both teams were neck-in-neck during the fourth set, 18-18, but ASU climbed back to the top with a 25-18 score, ending the set. Byrd ended the game with
a total of 11 kills while Flores claimed a double-double with 10 kills and 11 digs. Aduddell made her season high of 44 assists. “Overall I thought they did a very good job making the adjust-
ments and keeping each other uplifted,” Flores Stafford added. Next, MSU goes on the road, facing two important LSC matches, Texas A&M-Commerce on Thursday, then Texas Woman’s University on Saturday.
Men’s soccer experience tough losses DAMIAN ATAMENWAN SPORTS EDITOR
The No. 7 men’s soccer team dropped to 7-3 on season after consecutive losses against Eastern New Mexico and West Texas A&M University. The Mustangs played Eastern New Mexico first on Friday afternoon at the ENMU soccer fields. It was the Greyhound’s first win over MSU in school history. ENMU had more goal opportunities at the start but Goalkeeper Michael Wood felt it was too early to concede. However, most of the Greyhound’s shots were directed out of target. Midfielder Dean Lovegrove had the first attempt for MSU but the crowd
watched the ball go high. After 28 minutes of goal less struggle, ENMU made a difference with a header from Michael Stewart. The defender’s effort to score was wasted until Isaiah Turnam assisted him for the opener. Then seven minutes after Stewart’s header, Junior Midfielder Fernando Garza presented MSU with an equalizer. Garza retrieved a cleared ball then placed a shot to tally his second of the season. ENMU tried to get the lead back before halftime but Wood was there to make a spectacular save that prevented Dreaux Plair’s header. The second half kicked off with not as much action in the first half. Stewart’s attempt went wide while Goal-
keeper Matt Malak denied MSU Chris Dwyer. Then in the 59th minute, ENMU Rodrigo Pontes sent a pass to Abayneh Crosby to regain the lead. The latter was one-on-one with the goalkeeper and made no mistake. The Mustangs did not let up but played even harder after Crosby had secured the lead. Dwyer kept testing the keeper, hitting the woodwork twice in ten minutes. Zach Funk also placed a shot that was blocked as the Greyhounds played strictly to defend their lead. The Mustangs played good offensively but ended up with a 2-1 defeat. MSU then traveled to West Texas A&M for its second road game of the weekend.
Although MSU David Freeland and B.A. Catney put pressure on WTAMU first, the Buffs opened the scoring on Sunday afternoon. WTAMU Colin Bjostad, who was unassisted, scored his first goal of the season in the 19th minute. In an attempt to notch an equalizer, Senior Midfielder Sam Broadbent took a 31st minute shot but WTAMU Goalkeeper Sebastian Furness dealt with effort comfortably. Wood, on the other hand, denied WTAMU Wayne Burton from doubling the already disappointing lead. The senior shot stopper also marked another important save on Rodrigo Morino’s attempt in the second period. But Morino was determined to tuck one in anyways as he scored his fifth
Jimmy Pipkin - Football Accounted for 155 yards as well as an 83 yard touchdown against the Tarleton State University.
Katy Catney - Soccer Scored two goals in the Mustangs’ 5-0 victory over West Texas A&M University.
goal of the season in the 65th minute. With a 2-0 disadvantage, MSU was unwavering and played hard for a comeback. The 76th minute came and so did Freeland’s goal that put the Mustangs back in the contest. Freeland’s second goal of the season must have set up the momentum for MSU to get an equalizer. Less than four minutes after, Dwyer made the comeback with a shot to the top right corner. The Mustangs barely had time to celebrate the goal when WTAMU Lukas Garcia scored the winner to end the game at 3-2. The Mustangs will host Northwestern State at the soccer fields this Friday at 7 p.m.