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SMU, Cox and Meadows are on the ‘College A-List’ Top high school counselors across the nation have put forth their votes for “outstanding schools that often fly under the radar,” per request of Parade magazine. SMU, Cox and Meadows all made the magazine’s College A-List, as published Aug. 22. In the magazine’s Arts Program A-List: “The Meadows School of the Arts at SMU is home to programs as diverse as art, advertising, music and cooperative communication.” It also listed that “Meadows has an especially diverse faculty, and everyone makes the most of Dallas’ rich art life. It is truly an exciting place with exciting people!” In the Business and Accounting A-List: “SMU’s Cox School of Business is excellent and accessible... The School provides a strong focus on international business, wonderful facilities, and students leave with great contacts.” SMU is listed as a pick by the group of high school counselors under the 25 “Large Private Schools.”

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SMU and DCCCD collaborate to improve graduation rates By GLORIA SALINAS Senior Staff Writer gosalinas@smu.edu

SMU and the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) renewed their partnership to improve community education. SMU President R. Gerald Turner and DCCCD Chancellor Wright Lassiter signed an articulation agreement and added a reverse-transfer agreement on Monday, Aug. 16 at SMU’s Prothro Great Hall in the Perkins School of Theology, according to an SMU press release. The two agreements serve as a continued commitment to improve college graduation and transfer rates within the communities by providing guidelines for transferring credits between the two institutions. DCCCD is SMU’s largest feeder district for transfer students, according to Nancy Skochdopole, director of

transfer and transition services at SMU. From fall 2000 through spring 2010, SMU saw 1,372 students matriculate from DCCCD schools; and within the past five years 604 DCCCD students successfully transferred to SMU. “The articulation agreement between SMU and DCCCD that we renewed last week lists the guidelines we look for in a successful transfer applicant from DCCCD to SMU,” Skochdopole said in an e-mail interview. “By communicating these guidelines, our goal is to make the transfer process clearer to DCCCD students, which, in turn, we hope will further increase our transfer numbers of DCCCD students.” One criterion for measuring the success of Texas community colleges is the two-year graduation rate, not the number of students who successfully transfer to a four-year

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admission for SMU’s undergraduate programs in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Cox School of Business, Lyle School of Engineering, Meadows School of the Arts and Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. While working with the recruitment officers within the different schools, Dupaul will also lead a staff in central admissions and work with the

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New dean in admissions As of Aug. 10, SMU has a new interim dean of admission. Stephanie Dupaul, former director of undergraduate admission for the Cox School of Business, was appointed the position and has taken it on with both excitement and ambition. In taking this role, Dupaul will report to the Office of the Provost in supervising the recruitment and

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A 5-year-old boy was reportedly abducted from a Dallas school Tuesday around 12:30 p.m., according to The Dallas Morning News. Dallas citizens and parents worried for an afternoon, the boy was found before 3 p.m. safe in a neighborhood about two miles from the Love Field-area school. The Dallas Morning News reported that a man was handcuffed and taken into custody for questioning after the boy was placed in an ambulance.

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The SMU Human Rights minor has only been offered since 2007, but with 46 students currently declared as minors, a new set of offices in Clements Hall and over 87 students in the process of declaring, it’s evident the program continues to emerge as a popular discipline. According to the Embrey Human Rights Program website, the program was inspired by a 10-day trip that Lauren Embrey, her two sons and Professor Rick Halperin, current director of the program, took during the winter of 2005 to Holocaust sites in Poland. After the trip, Embrey and her sister, Gayle, started talking to SMU about ways to fund a human rights program for students and the

SMU community. Fewer than two years later, Dedman College offered the minor when SMU received a $1 million donation from Lauren Embrey, Gayle and the Embrey Family Foundation. Although the program expanded quickly, it lacked a central location for students to learn more about the program’s offerings. But in the summer of 2010, the Embrey Human Rights Program moved into a new set of offices in Clements Hall, where students can easily access information about the degree, find out about upcoming events and learn how to get involved in the Human Rights Program student organization, a Student Leadership Initiative. Despite the importance of human

Giving a heightened sense of virtue to whisky drinkers everywhere, scientists in Scotland have discovered a way to produce biofuel out of the two main by-products of the golden brew. Using samples from the Glenkinchie Distillery, a producer of a popular Scotch single malt whisky, researchers from Edinburgh Napier University have produced butanol, which gives 30 percent more power output than ethanol. The butanol is produced using “pot ale”, the leftover fluid from the copper stills, and “draff ”, the used grains. The whisky industry, which draws in over $5 billion a year, produces bountiful amounts of both waste products each year. The scientists behind the innovation say that

SMU history Professor Dr. David J. Weber, one of the nation’s leading scholars on the Southwest U.S. and Mexico, died Aug. 20 of myeloma at the age of 69. After joining SMU’s department of history in 1976, Dr. Weber chaired the department from 1979

there is high potential for the new biofuel, which will hopefully be available in gas stations alongside regular gasoline soon. The team developed their process by adapting a 100-year-old procedure used to produce butanol and acetone by fermenting sugar. They have now filed for a patent for their new method, and plan to create their own company to market their product. But is this creative invention going to help the world’s fuel market? SMU professor Santanu Roy doesn’t think so. Roy, who specializes in the economics of natural resources and the environment, says that this solution is too localized to have a large impact. “The scale of whisky production is a small thing. I’m

to 1986 and held the Robert and Nancy Dedman Chair in History in SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. He was also the founding director of the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, known to be a leading institute for the study of the American West and the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands. Benjamin Johnson, interim director of the Clements Center for Southwest Studies, remembers Dr. Weber for all that he brought to the Center. “Weber was, above all, a humanist, in both his professional and private lives. He had a profoundly empathetic imagination which he used to recapture worlds from the past lost to us, and which made him one of the most influential and most admired historians of his generation,” Johnson said. Dr. Weber led the history

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There are two periods in my life when I have willingly worn baby oil: one as a baby in my swaddling clothes, and the other during my Hot Body competition at the Europa Show of Champions Sports Expo on Aug. 14. The sheen is highly desired to bring out every line in your body, and of course, to remind the audience that a great time must be correlated to hot and shiny. For the six weeks prior to the competition, I pushed myself physically and mentally, making bi-daily trips to the gym for an hour of cardio and weight-lifting. Of course, the question you’re mentally asking is, “Did you place?” Alas, I didn’t, as my fellow competitors were true Olympians, but I had a great time doing it. My fellow Mustang Fitness Club member, Jessica Heidari, was also a competitor, and despite weeks of grueling dieting and nutritional science, we would both gladly do it again. As your health and fitness editor, I would love to welcome all the freshmen to their first independent taste of life. And to all others, welcome back to the journey toward adulthood! With tanned faces and new styles, hip clothes and new books in tow, there is no better way to experience the SMU campus than being among your fellow students. So why am I so into fitness? As both a student and professional in finance, fitness became a natural outlet for me. I’ve progressed from walk-a-thons to marathons to triathlons, all in an effort to find that next challenge. But enough about me. Now, let’s define what your expectations of me are going to be, and let me define what I expect of my dear readers. 1. Expect engaging articles about fitness around campus, focused on YOU. There is already a sports section, and to be honest, articles of the NCAA selection largely bore

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going to be all good. I’m truly excited about being your health and fitness editor, and have a great first day of school! I believe the Latin said it best, “Bene vivite, saepe ridete, multum amate.” Live Well, Love Much and Laugh Often. I maintain the site SMUFitness.com and am the VP of the Mustang Fitness Club (Facebook: Mustang Fitness). Follow us on Twitter: @SMUFitness.

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SMU Dining increases options, extends hours By JESSICA HUSEMAN Editor in Chief jhuseman@smu.edu

SMU Dining is offering new options for students to take advantage of when they are on the hunt for chow. RoFC in Umphrey Lee is now offering flavored pizza crusts, sushi, edamame, homemade salad dressing and bread as well as extended gluten free options. Einstein’s in the Cox School of Business will now serve bagel thin sandwiches, the Starbucks cart in Meadows will be offering Tazo Tea

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• 10:04 a.m., Burglary of Habitation— Selecman Hall/5905 Bishop. A faculty member reported some unknown person had punched his office door window to gain entry into his office. Nothing was found missing. Open. • 4 p.m., Theft — Umphrey Lee Center/3300 Dyer Street. An Aramark staff member reported she received a call from the bank about a discrepancy with a deposit made on 3/23/10. Open.

• 12:45 a.m., Evading Arrest or Detention/Possession of Alcohol by a Minor/Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor: 5500 SMU Blvd. A student was arrested and booked into University Park jail for evading arrest and for underage drinking. Another student was referred to the Student Conduct Office for possession of alcohol by a minor. Closed.

options and Subway in The Varsity is now serving breakfast. In a dramatic turn around from last year, SMU Dining has agreed to extend their hours on Friday and Saturday evenings. Mac’s Place now be open from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in order to quell the concerns of students who felt that SMU Dining didn’t provide adequate options for dining on the weekends. The move was made as a result of Student Senate

legislation authored by then-senators Alex Mace and David Archer. “I think this is a great move,” Mace said. “It’s a good way to start.” The legislation was accompanied by a petition signed by over 750 students, and also advocated an extension of hours at RoFC. “Now its just up to students to follow through on the rest of the things they asked for on the petition,” Mace said.


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central Office of Public Affairs on recruitment marketing. Dupaul has numerous goals to reach with her team in admissions, but her excitement portrays her confidence in achieving them. “Right now, I feel like I’m on a listening tour—I’m meeting with people and asking what we do right and what we could do better,” she said. “I’m excited about adding to our prospect group, and about all of the ideas and enthusiasm everyone has for undergraduate admissions.” Within the next several months, SMU plans to restructure the Office of Admission to continue increases in the number and quality of applicants. According to Dupaul, there are plans to implement these efforts in 2012. “We want to reach out to new audiences that we haven’t before,” she said. One way they plan to do this is by searching data from the results of the PLAN program (the “Pre-ACT test,” as Dupaul called it). This will help to identify new prospective students—

similar to how SMU uses results of the PSAT. “By using PLAN scores to identify prospects, we’ll expand the prospective student pool, which will then also expand the applicant pool,” she said. Dupaul has replaced former Dean of Admission Ron Moss, who led SMU’s admission efforts for the last 17 years. Under his leadership, SMU saw a rise in SMU’s applications and SAT scores. Applications for this fall’s entering class reached almost 9,000, and the SAT scores have risen almost 100 points in the last 10 years. The new dean of admission is not only excited to achieve these goals, but to work with her new staff. “It’s a fun opportunity for me because I’ve worked in partnership with them before,” she said. Before taking on her new position, Dupaul has led Cox undergraduate recruitment since 2002, improving the academic profile of students entering the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) program. Before that, she served as Cox associate director of B.B.A. Advising (1996-2002).

department’s new Ph.D. program as well, while also making time to act as a mentor to graduate students and post-doctoral fellows awarded stipends to conduct research and publish their manuscripts through the Center. As the author or editor of over 70 scholarly articles and 27 books, Dr. Weber continued his research and writing after his retirement from teaching in spring 2010. Dr. Weber was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2007. Named to membership in the Real Orden de Isabel la Católica by King Juan Carlos of Spain in 2002, he was the Spanish equivalent of a knight. In 2005, Mexico named him to the Orden Mexicana del Águila Azteca (the Order of the Aztec Eagle). Dr. Weber was one of a few U.S. historians to be elected to the Mexican Academy of History. Dr. Weber held numerous fellowships including ones from the Huntington Library, American Philosophical Society, National Endowment for the Humanities, American Council of Learned Societies, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford and the Lamar Center at Yale.

All of these are well-deserved, according to Johnson. “More than any other figure of his time, he documented the deep ties between Mexican and American history,” he said. “In (an) age where one of every four Americans will soon be of Hispanic descent, we are finally coming to realize what he knew all along.” He is the former president of both the Western History Association (199091) and the Conference of U.S.-Mexico historians (1990). Later, he served on the Executive Board of the Organization of American Historians and as the vice president of the Professional Division of the American Historical Association. Dr. Weber received SMU’s Willis M. Tate Distinguished Teaching Award in 2010. After earning his Ph.D. in Latin American history at the University of New Mexico, Dr. Weber taught at San Diego State University (1967-76) , and then at the Universidad de Costa Rica as a Fullbright Lecturer (1970). He was also a visiting professor at Harvard University in 2002. Plans for a service in Dallas are pending.

Human Rights Program looks at death row this fall A new series comes to campus, informing the public on global and national perspectives By GLORIA SALINAS Senior Staff Writer gosalinas@smu.edu

The Embrey Human Rights Program and the Maguire Center bring the sensitive issue of the death penalty to campus this fall. “Death Penalty Matters” is this fall semester’s conference series. In previous fall semesters, the Embrey Human Rights Program and the Maguire Center have focused on various themes, such as trafficking, violence against women and, last fall, the Holocaust. This year, the conference series will evaluate the death penalty from court procedures to death row inmates. SMU Professor and Director of the Embrey Human Rights Program Dr. Rick Halperin said that the focus of “Death Penalty Matters” is to better inform the public about the global and national perspectives on the death penalty, regardless of an individual’s view on the issue, “so we can speak factually and correctly on the matter.” “Global trends in the last 30 years around the world have been to eliminate the death penalty as a sanction, and you would never know that in this country, with our overwhelming use of the death penalty,” Dr. Halperin said.

According to Dr. Halperin, “Death Penalty Matters” will examine the impact of the conviction on parents of inmates and victims, innocent people and the legal system. He said the issue is full of raw emotion, pain, vengeance, negativity and strong opinions. “I think it’s a great opportunity for people to learn a lot about this different subject and hear and meet the people who work directly with this system,” Dr. Halperin said. “This is a difficult issue that deals with horrible human behavior. Human rights affect everyone and every student at this university, regardless of what school they are in.” “Death Penalty Matters” opens its first conference Thursday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. with the topic “Upclose and Personal: Defending Against the Death Penalty,” with Keynote Speaker Bryan Stevenson, executive director of Equal Justice Initiative. The series will continue every Thursday through Nov. 18., excluding Oct. 28. The series is free to the public and SMU community. For more information on “Death Penalty Matters,” visit www.smu.edu/ humanrights or call 214-768-8347.


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sure there is a huge amount of waste created, but it is not a universal practice,” Roy said. Roy says that because whisky production is not a universal practice researchers probably won’t put forth a lot of effort to make the technology efficient. He says that because corn and other crops used to produce ethanol are produced world wide, researchers are interested in commercializing the technology. “Another thing that struck me about this type of biofuel is that no one is talking about the cost. It may be very viable, but it is also most likely very costly,” said Roy, who notes that this is true with all types of bioefuels. “It’s very often the case that the producers get some kind of subsidy, so they can produce it in a commercial manner. Without the subsidy, it would be much too expensive.” In an interview with The Guardian, Professor Martin Tangney, the researcher who directed the project, said that using whisky waste products was more sustainable than growing crops in order to produce biofuel. He also said that it

could help the European Union reach its target to have biofuels account for 10 percent of total fuel sales by the year 2020. While Roy agrees that it is more sustainable, he says that the scientific community must balance environmental concern with cost of production and the ability to commercialize the product on a world wide scale. Neither of which, he says, applies to the whisky biofuel. “Right now the markets are saying that this is just too expensive. We need to see if there is a cheaper way to do this,” Roy said. “That’s the challenge, and that hasn’t happened yet.”

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university. The new reverse-transfer agreement allows DCCCD students who have transferred to SMU to use SMU credits to complete the hours needed for an associate’s degree within the community college district, according to Skochdopole. “The first DCCCD group to be offered the reverse-transfer of credit program is those who are entering SMU right now [fall 2010]. Once they have completed 15 hours at SMU, we will notify them of this agreement and offer them the chance to transfer SMU credit back to DCCCD in order to complete their associate’s degree,” Skochdopole said. “We are happy to facilitate other DCCCD transfer students who came to SMU prior to this fall reverse transfer their credits for an associate’s degree from DCCCD.” Minh Tran, SMU junior accounting major and Richland College transfer student, said the agreement will save students a lot of time in terms of picking out courses that will transfer to SMU and apply toward an associate’s degree. “I prefer to have my associate’s before [going] to SMU,” Tran said. “Since SMU has higher tuition, I

prefer[ed] to take everything I could before I transfer[ed].” DCCCD Chancellor Wright Lassiter said in an e-mail interview that the partnership with SMU supports efforts to improve transfer requirements for superior student successes and outcomes. “Students benefit from the partnership in that they receive full credit for their associate degree work and are eligible for significant scholarship opportunities,” Lassiter said. “The partnership enhances the status of the DCCCD in producing high-achieving graduates.” Skochdopole said because transfer students are actively involved in and out of the classroom and come from different walks of life, they are valuable members of the SMU community, “offering diverse backgrounds and experiences that enhance the campus and learning environment.” “The reverse rransfer agreement provides a way for DCCCD to award more degrees and DCCCD transfers to earn their associate’s degrees,” Skochdopole said.

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rights to society, SMU is one of only 19 universities in the United States offering a minor in human rights and the only university in the Southwest. “We [as a society] don’t spend any time talking about the concept of rights,” Halperin said, so, “it’s perfectly logical that if we don’t spend any time talking about it, we won’t spend time teaching about it.” Emily Langille, a junior CCPA major and anthropology and human rights double minor, believes the program is a vital part of the SMU curriculum. “Human rights is an eye-opening minor because there are so many injustices in the world that not many people even know about,” Langille said. “We need to learn

about them so society can help.” Currently, the Embrey Human Rights Program offers a variety of courses in an array of disciplines from cinema television to philosophy. Although human rights programs aren’t popular in the U.S., Langille feels fortunate to be a part of a university that offers one. “Every class I have taken for the minor has been a great experience,” she said. “I have learned so much from them and have become even more passionate about human rights.” Students like Langille will be happy to know that the Human Rights major is currently in process, and if it passes, will be offered in the fall of 2011. For more information visit the new office in Clements, the website www. smu.edu/humanrights or attend the information session held on Thursday Sept. 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the HughesTrigg Student Center Forum.


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‘Two Open Rectangles Horizontal’ sits outside the Meadows School of the Arts reflecting both the artist’s vision and the effects of nature as they present themselves on the statue.

By CHRIS CALLOWAY A&E Contributor ccalloway@smu.edu

Artists take natural, beautiful structures in nature and shape them into sophisticated models and forms that appeal to the basic likes of human nature. This is precisely what George Rickey did with his sculpture that now sits on campus. Outside of the Meadows School of the Arts stands a sculpture that fascinates passers-by. Planted among the solid oak trees lining the Boulevard, the sculpture has a granite base comparable to the rough and protective trunks of the surrounding trees and the dark bricks that lay across the plaza. The steel rectangles on top of the sculpture imitate the square aluminum beams in the large

windowpanes in the front of the Meadows School of the Arts. Like the swaying of the branches and rustling of the leaves of the trees in the wind, the sculpture’s two horizontal rectangles rise and fall in spectacular arcs. Indeed, this sculpture, “Two Open Rectangles Horizontal” (1983-1984) includes four dimensions: length, width, height and time. The slightest breeze can brush the steel rectangles into gentle movement. Conversely, the solid structure of the sculpture can withstand the strongest gusts of wind. Light changes the sculpture as well. Early in the morning with the sunrise, the sculpture appears clear with heavy rays of the Texas sun showcasing the work to the rest of the campus. By sunset, the path

of the sun has moved behind the Meadows School of the Arts. Before the last beam of sunlight disappears, the steel rectangles light up in a dazzling display as the setting sun shines directly on the sculpture one final time. On some days, the sun is almost completely gone over the roof of Meadows, and its beams shine only into the tops of the trees along the Boulevard. At such times, the graceful movement of the rectangles will suddenly rise up and catch the magnificent brilliance of the last rays of sunlight turning the rectangles into bars of solid and brilliant gold. As quickly as they shine in the last bit of sunlight, the rectangles descend back into the shade and become dark and silvery. Finally, around 8:30 p.m. with

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the sun set and the darkness of the night in its place, the spotlights at the base of the sculpture turn on and illuminate the sculpture into yet another version. The steel rectangles once reflecting the golden beams of the sun’s light now turn into shivery blocks of silver. Resembling the moving branches in the wind during the day, the movement of the gleaming rectangles now evokes the paths of the cosmic bodies in the night sky. The man behind this sculpture was the influential kinetic sculptor George Rickey (1907-2002). Although he was born in Indiana, he grew up in Scotland outside of Glasgow. He would study drawing and painting in Paris with noted artists like Fernand Léger, André Lhote and Amédée Ozenfant. A true cosmopolitan, Rickey would take months at a time living in various parts of Europe during his young adulthood. At the outbreak of WWII, Rickey was in America and served in the Army Air Corps. Army tests showed his mechanical aptitude, ignored since adolescence, was strong; indeed his father was an engineer who studied at MIT. Because of this, Rickey was assigned to troubleshoot the automatic computing instruments with which bomber gunners controlled their fire against enemy fighter planes. This would be the first time Rickey would work professionally in a mechanical shop. Since he worked with projectiles, his job demanded he know in-depth the effects of wind and gravity on ballistics. Taking a keen interest in his machine work, Rickey discovered his own artistic medium which he pioneered and is known for today. As early as the 1930’s, Rickey had

seen some exhibits of the famous Alexander Calder (known for his mobile in appearance sculptures). The juxtaposition of simple forms and elegant, sophisticated motion became his artistic practice. The 1950’s was a time of trial and error and finding his art form. By the 1960’s, Rickey’s style had matured and taken on its uniqueness that is known across the world. The sculpture outside of the Owens Fine Arts building, “Two Open Rectangles Horizontal” is a special work because it represents the essence of Rickey’s artistic style. By the time of his artistic maturity, Ricky used mostly steel in all his sculptures (granite being the occasional exception). His works take simple shapes like the steel rectangles and create gorgeous forms that move to the wind. Before taking its place in front of the Meadows School of the Arts, “Two Open Rectangles Horizontal” was standing at the One Arts AT&T Plaza in downtown Dallas. Commissioned by AT&T Inc. in 1983, the sculpture is an excellent representation of Rickey’s work in the last decades of the 20th Century. AT&T graciously donated the sculpture to the Meadows Museum to be part of the Meadows sculpture collection. We are fortunate at SMU to have such sophisticated sculptures on a beautiful campus. It’s about time we take the time to get to know them. Editor’s note: Be on the lookout for more from Chris Calloway, as he guides Daily Campus readers through the artwork on campus in his series: In Situ.

Upcoming events exploring the arts Aug. 26 Creative Musings” Art and Wine Activity: “Sorolla: A Master of Light” The watercolor paintings of Spanish painter Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida will be on display at Meadows. The event is an informal adult program that will encourage an exchange of ideas and creativity. Time: 6 p.m. Location: Meadows Museum Cost: $15 per person; free for Meadows Museum members Aug. 26 Film Premiere: “Etruscan Odyssey: Expanding Archeology” This movie will explore the story of archaeologist in Tuscany, Italy. Time: 6 p.m. Location: Bob Smith Auditorium, Meadows Museum Cost: Free Aug. 30 The Taste Series: New York AvantGarde Film This series will be an exploration of experimental film during an important period of American art. The night will include screenings from filmmaker Peter Kubelka on 16mm prints. Time: 7 p.m. Location: Greer Garson Cost: Free Aug. 30 Faculty Artist Series: Larry Palmer, Organ and Harpsichord Larry Palmer will be giving his 41st annual faculty recital in the debut of the Faculty Artist Series. Time: 8 p.m. Location: Caruth Auditorium in the Owens Arts Center Cost: $13 adults, $10 seniors, $7 students/SMU faculty & staff


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Arcade Fire releases new album, highlighting distinct style By LAURA COOK Assoc. A&E Editor lecook@smu.edu

After three years, Arcade Fire is back with their third album, The Suburbs, which was released earlier this month. The album has already made No. 1 on the billboard charts, and fans and critics alike are falling even harder for the Montreal-based band’s blunt and mature new sound. The Houston native and lead vocalist for the indie rock group, Win Butler, has told other press outlets that the album represents his upbringing in the suburbs. Arcade Fire personifies suburban living by making the songs appear as if they are written by the suburbs themselves. The 16 tracks on the album flow together to make one continuous record that is reminiscent of the sounds of Neil Young. For the most part, The Suburbs epitomizes the dark and playful tones of Arcade Fire’s previous two albums but adds a raw honesty that is both surprising and welcoming. Tracks “Half Light 1” and “Half Light II (No Celebration)” take new spins on “Neighborhood #1” and “Neighborhood #3,” which were featured on Fire’s first album, Funeral. The vocals of Régine Chassagne still bring chills especially when paired with husband Win Butler’s voice and mandolin. The band’s performance at Lollapalooza this August proved that audiences are open to the new music as they swayed along with as much excitement as when Fire played the fan favorite song, “Wake-up.”

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The Arcade Fire continues to expand their fan base.

While you may have to venture out of the state to hear Arcade Fire perform live, The Suburbs CD sounds as unique as if you were listening to a vinyl recording. All in all, The Suburbs is the perfect follow-up to Funeral and Neon Bible and will help make your fall semester playlist complete. Check out the band’s website, www. arcadefire.com, for more information on the album.

Arcade Fire sounds like: - Bloc Party -The Cure - The White Stripes - Talking Heads -Kings of Leon -Vampire Weekend ...and maybe just a little bit like David Bowie.

Do you know the custard man? Find out why Dallas is wild about Harry Coley By LAUREN SMART A&E Editor lsmart@smu.edu

Tucked in between an Apple store and a dry cleaner’s on Uptown’s bustling Knox Street is a bright pink and purple shop with a smiling, humansize hotdog welcoming every customer in to try some homemade custard and a wide variety of hot dogs. Upon entering the store, you are welcomed as if you are the next loyal customer by an older gentleman whose eyes twinkle when he sees customers enjoying his wares. Welcome to Wild About Harry’s! Pictures of loyal customers and family members cover the walls in the ever-growing custard and hot dog shop. Harry Coley is more than just the owner of his establishment. When it’s busy he will serve the custard himself, and not a single customer walks out the door without a smile, a head nod and a “come back and see us.” For a man who hails from Hollis, Oklahoma and had no experience owning his own company, Harry Coley has succeeded beyond even his own expectations. After 20 years selling women’s lingerie and more than that in men’s shirts and other clothing retail Coley, a man whose spry nature shows no age, was willing to give everything up to open a business that was a little more personal. In 1985, when he first had the idea for a business that would sell his mother’s custard recipe and the all-American hot dog, his wife assured him it wasn’t the right time. Ten years later, when his daughter and son-in-law’s budding family overtook their childhood home in Rockwall, Coley and his wife made the move to Dallas. They settled down not five minutes from Knox Street, and Coley finally saw his dream fulfilled. His own custard shop would be right across from an Eckerd drugstore, a Tom Thumb and a filling station. Fifteen years later, the neighborhood has metamorphosed into a high-scale area for the likes of Crate & Barrel and Potterybarn, but the demand for custard and hotdogs still remains strong. Coley’s eyes sparkle when he is given the chance to reminisce about his life. He talks about years following the Great Depression when his mom would make custard and hot dogs - hot dogs because they were cheap and custard because hers was the best. She made three flavors: vanilla, chocolate and

TOP 10

Back to school playlist By LAURA COOK & LAUREN SMART A&E Editors lecook@smu.edu, lsmart@smu.edu

6) “Bow Chicka Wow Wow” - Mike Posner

Usher in the school year the right way: the A&E desk has chosen the top 10 songs you should be listening to.

7) “Mine” - Taylor Swift

1) “The Suburbs”- Arcade Fire

9) “Tighten Up” - The Black Keys

2) “Mellow Fellow” - B.O.B.

10) “Giving up the gun” - Vampire Weekend

8) “Dynamite” - Taio Cruz

3) “XXXO” - M.I.A. 4) “Home” - Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes 5) “I Like It” - Enrique Iglesias (ft. Pitbull)

The music video we’re talking about is the Temper Trap’s “Sweet Disposition.” You may have already discovered this gem, but we’re still obsessed.

MICHAEL DANSER?The Daily Campus

Harry Coley treats every customer that enters his Knox Street store as if they will become his new regular.

peach. Today, Coley sells his mother’s creations, plus his grandmother’s peppermint, adding flavors of his own everyday, like coffee and coconut. And it borders on offensive when he is asked what makes this recipe better. “As opposed to others? There’s no aftertaste,” Coley said. His very tone insists that one must only taste it to recognize the difference. This defense is followed by an admission that his mother’s custard was even better than the one he sells, because of the high fat content that would be unmarketable to a health conscious market. The vanilla mix is the base for all the other flavors. Coley’s favorite? Vanilla, of course. This achievement of a successful business and status of neighborhood icon is one that Harry does not take for granted. “I’m really here to make people happy and serve people. My daddy once said, ‘It doesn’t cost you a penny to be nice,’” Coley said. “I always ask, “‘What’s the point of owning a business if you’re not serving mankind?’” When he explains the amount of perseverance it takes to turn a profit, he jumps to his feet and demonstrates the original layout of the store. He points out the counter and stretches his long,

scrawny arms out to show the amount of floor space where the ever-growing number of customers would stand in line for their favorite flavor. Coley stands tall and straight as he proudly shows off the amount that the store has grown. He tucks his blue polo with his own logo into his tidy white jeans. This man is as put together as his shop. His focus on people is evident in everything at Wild About Harry’s. Coley is proud of every customer he’s ever had at his ice cream shop, showing off pictures of everyone from his grandchildren to Chuck Norris eating his delicious custard. Wild About Harry’s has been a neighborhood favorite for years, and whether you’re craving a big, juicy hotdog or a frozen custard, stop by and see why everyone is wild about Harry.

Wild About Harry’s is located at: 3113 Knox St


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News around the world ASIA-PACIFIC

Nine-day traffic in China: Due to Beijing traffic, road construction and breakdowns, drivers are detained on 110 Expressway, a 100-km road near Beijing. Local merchants over-charge for food and other goods, while the drivers inch along.

MIDDLE EAST

US troops in Iraq below 50,000: Shortly after taking office, President Obama set August 31 as the deadline for all combat soldiers. The 50,000 will remain to advise the Iraqi government. According to a US-Iraqi agreement, all troops will pull out at the end of 2011. Answering the Palestinian Question: Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are scheduled to hold face-to-face talks next week, for the first time since 2008.

SOUTH ASIA

Pakistan threatened by floods and threat of epidemics: 17 million people have been affected by the recent floods, with about 1.2 million homes destroyed, according to the United Nations. The threat of an epidemic of water-born diseases like cholera, dysentery and diarrhea is grave.

EUROPE

1972 Northern Ireland Troubles bomb conspiracy revealed: On July 31, 1972, nine people died in a bombing in Northern Ireland. It has been discovered that Fr. James Chesney, the main suspect found to have connections with the IRA, mysteriously disappeared after talks between the Catholic Church, the police and the state.

LATIN AMERICA

33 people trapped in mine in Chile: Contact was made Saturday with 33 people stuck in Chilean mine since August 5. Rescuers worry it might take four months to get them out. They are receiving glucose, re-hydration tablets and medicine.

US & CANADA

US fighting stem cell court decision: The US government is appealing a district court’s injunction that blocks funding for embryonic stem cells. Dinosaur bones found in Canada: a dinosaur tooth and limb were found by excavators in a Canadian sewer. It’s over: Tiger Woods and Elin Nordgren officially divorced.

SMU

Obituary: Professor David J. Weber, distinguished scholar and founding director of the Clements Center for Southwest Studies, passed away on August 20. 200 years of history: The Mildred Hawn Gallery in the Hamon Arts Library hosts books and portraits from Mexico thorough August 29 in honor of the bicentennial celebration of the country’s independence. Source: BBC News Opinions expressed in each unsigned editorial represent a consensus decision of the editorial board. All other columns on this page reflect the views of individual authors and not necessarily those of the editorial staff.

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Oil spills require national visibility, international accountability COMMENTARY

The story of the Deepwater Horizon spill goes like this: The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is being called the worst environmental disaster in United States history. Americans have witnessed first hand the negative effects Adam Ingram of deepwater drilling. A damaged ecosystem, lost jobs and a lack of tourism are a few of the effects that plagued the Gulf Coast region this summer. The clean-up process has been progressing and hundreds of miles of ocean are being restored. The leak is plugged, and commercial fishing is slowly returning to a stable state. BP is being held financially responsible for most of the clean up, and, as a whole, Americans seem to be satisfied with a more positive trajectory. On a global scale, however, are responses equally positive? East Africa has a slightly more harrowing tale to tell. In her article titled, “The Oil Spills We don’t Hear About,” Anene Ejikeme, an Op-Ed contributor for the NY Times says, “Experts estimate that some 13 million barrels of oil have been spilt in the Niger Delta since oil exploration began in 1958. This is the equivalent of one Exxon Valdez every year for 50 years.” In contrast with the amount of aid work in the

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Gulf, little to no aid is being offered to the Niger Delta. The oil industry is continuing to frantically drill for oil in new locations in the Delta, causing more spills and more devastation. A national crisis makes visible an international crisis. We should not be satisfied with Gulf Coast efforts if extractives industries are a contributing cause of suffering in developing and underdeveloped countries. It seems as though the most aid goes to where the conflict is most visible, not where the most help is needed. Exploitation of resources, coupled with a lack of consideration for the people inhabiting the region has consequences, as the Niger Delta has proven. Now, the international community is finally noticing. In the year 2000, member states of the United Nations pledged to achieve eight Millennium Development Goals by the year 2015. The problem in the Niger Delta falls under three of the goals. These emphasize environmental sustainability, global development and ending extreme poverty and hunger. As a result, there have been a number of initiatives focused specifically on extractives. The Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) has been particularly effective. Over 40 countries have pledged to work with companies and civil society to ensure that natives of the region are compensated. Last semester, the SMU Model United Nations team represented Nigeria while attending the University of Chicago’s Model UN conference

(commonly referred to as CHOMUN). They discussed and debated feasible and fair responses and necessary action to achieve the Millennium Development Goals before 2015. As SMU’s Model UN team quickly learned, the Niger Delta countries have received some help under the EITI, but the area is far from restitution. A very chilling documentary called Sweet Crude depicts the current state of the Niger Delta. This film emphasizes that to many people living in the Niger Delta, violence is the only way to fight the oil companies who threaten to destroy their land. Acts of destruction, a result of this violence, are now a leading cause of spills in the Delta. The people, in an effort to save to their homes, are inadvertently making matters worse. The Gulf spill, the Niger Delta, and the irresponsible acts of extractive industries are all a part of the same story. Holding oil companies accountable nationally could eventually translate into equal accountability internationally. Right now, don’t turn the spotlight away from oil companies because the situation in the Gulf is looking up. Instead, widen the spotlight across the international community to stop irresponsible extracting from occurring in the dark. Adam is a sophomore CCPA and international studies double major. He is also a member of the SMU Model United Nations team. He can be reached for comments or questions at aingram@smu.edu.

How close is too close for comfort? COLUMNIST

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When news of the groundzero mosque controversy broke, I was deceived; the phrasing of the story led me to believe there were plans to build a mosque directly on top of the ashes of the World Trade Center. Needless to say, I was upset Rebecca Quinn by this intelligence. Be it the new construction mosque or otherwise, it was unacceptable that New York City sell the land to the highest bidder, instead of leaving it as a space for reflection and remembrance. As I was soon to discover, however, this was not at all the case. To my utter fascination, the mosque that was rapidly gathering so much national attention was not intended to be erected upon the sacred remains of the World Trade Center. Rather, it is to be constructed upon the hallowed remains of a Burlington Coat Factory, just a brisk walk away. Hold onto your

outerwear and let the circus begin. Granted, the intentions of the terrorists who perpetrated the September 11 attacks were rooted in radical Islamic ideology. However, the logic connecting the actions of those criminals with the Islamic community center to be built on the remains of a retail store is absurd at best. Would it be in the spirit of justice to prevent someone from owning a home because his third cousin, twice removed, defaulted on her mortgage? Are the sins of our compatriots and religious brethren heavy enough to outweigh our rights, as stated in the Constitution and its amendments? Some might argue that I am oversimplifying the situation. But for me, at the end of the day, this is an issue of religious freedom and human rights that transcends geography. Yes, the mosque would be close to ground zero, but if not here, then where? Because for some folks, even Murfreesboro, Tennessee, at an 865 mile distance from Ground Zero, still does not appear to be far enough. It

seems that some will remain unsatisfied with anything less than eradication. Although many of those who condemn the construction of this religious center do so by insisting it is too much, too soon, I believe that most people act out of fear. Fear of not knowing much at all about religions or cultures more than a half day’s drive from their front door. Fear of a far-away religion whose roots in Abraham make the link between “us” and “them” a little too close for comfort. I am afraid this problem has no blanket solution. Perhaps the only way to defend the religious freedom upon which our country was founded is to put a face to our fears and humanize our supposed enemies. We might just discover that that which we thought we feared was just a group of people looking for a place to pray. Rebecca Quinn is a senior art history, Spanish and French triple major. She can be reached for comment at rquinn@smu.edu.

Dedicated membership: the art of getting involved COMMENTARY

Last Saturday, at the annual “Night at the Club”, I was in full force – organization t-shirt on, poster board set, 720 yellow leis at the ready, sign-in sheet prepared, and a strong voice to woo in the crowds. And, I was just one of Jordan Johansen the hundreds of people pursuing new freshmen and transfer students to join my organization (Amnesty International). As the night passed, I saw the eager faces of hundreds of new SMU students, overwhelmed into excitement (and delirium). This reminded me of my freshman year – eager, overwhelmed and excited to be involved in as many ways as possible. Now that I am a senior and an active member in all types of organizations at SMU, I have learned a few things about being involved at SMU and how to take the sensory overload that is the first week of freshman year and make it meaningful. First, if an organization sounds interesting, go to the meeting. Bring a friend. Spending an hour at a meeting does not mean you have to join for good or even go to a second meeting. You can get a feel for the organization and meet people interested in the same stuff you are. For instance, if you are interested in human rights, you can attend the first SMU Amnesty International meeting (Tuesday, Aug. 31 at 5 p.m. in HT Atriums C-D) and the Embrey Human Rights Program Information Session (Thursday, September 2 at 6:30 PM in HT Forum). You are sure to meet interesting people and find out about exciting opportunities at SMU. Second, okay so you’ve gone to the meeting, met some interesting people, and really liked it. What now? It’s time to officially sign-up for your new organization. While this process is different for every organization, it usually consists of filling out a member sheet or e-mailing the president with your interest. If the organization is chartered, don’t forget to add it to your list of student organizations on Access. Signing-up for an organization allows the officers to know who you are and how to contact you. It also helps with the chartering of your organization for next year.

Congratulations, you are now a member of an organization at SMU! But how do you become an awesome member of an organization at SMU? Introduce yourself to the officers. Keep on introducing yourself to the officers until they recognize you (by name and face) outside of meetings. Most officers keep a list of people in the back of their minds to call up when they need help or have a new idea. You want to be at the top of this list. Note: this will help for being elected as an officer later on! Next, introduce yourself to all of the other members. Members keep an organization thriving. This is also a great way to meet friends. Try to have lunch with a member of an organization one day or talk to them outside of meetings. Getting involved is so much easier if you have a friend in the organization. Now you know everyone. What’s next? Do something - volunteer to help at an event, be on a committee, participate. Officers want reliable people who are willing to help. If you have special skills (which you do) – use them. Everyone has something

they can offer. Can you make cool bubble letters for a poster, are your great at balancing a checkbook, do you bake a fierce chocolate chip cookie? All of these skills and whatever else you can offer are great ways to get involved. Finally, be dedicated. Attend the meetings. Go to the events. Take pride in your organization. Organizations aren’t just ways to fill up your resume (but by all means do!). They are ways to contribute to your community, to get involved at SMU and to actively participate in your interests. They are also great ways to develop important skills and further your SMU education. So, go out there. Join an organization or twelve. Be involved and have fun!

Jordan Johansen is senior triple history, music and anthropology double major. She is also the president of Amnesty International. She can be reached for comments or questions at jjohansen@smu.edu.

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Mangino named new men’s basketball assistant coach By JORDAN JENNINGS Sports Editor jjennings@smu.edu

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SMU defensive cordinator Tom Mason, left, works with the defensive line during practice.

Defense gets ready to step up; conditioning sets the tone By N. HAYDEN BLAIR Sports Contributor nblair@smu.edu

Sprints, strength training, weight lifting, stretching and plyometrics are only a few of the many pains that the Mustangs have endured this offseason. After SMU went up 17-0 in the first quarter in Honolulu, most of Pony Nation was celebrating with their families. They were thrilled to have ended the season on such a high note but were not prepared for the media exposure they would get. Instead of celebrating, they have been watching films, working out and conditioning themselves mentally and physically to ensure that they are the best team in C-USA. They are a team, which for the first time in 25 years, will actually have some pressure to perform - really perform - this season. For Mustang veterans like Marquis Frazier and Taylor Thompson, the end of the 2009 season, however victorious it was, meant only one thing: the 2010 season was nine short months away from kicking off. With 45 tackles, six tackles for loss and four sacks in the 2009 season, Junior Defensive End Marquis Frazier

has seen his share of the field and has learned a lot in the past year since the switch from the 4-3 to 3-4 defensive spread. This switch is good for the smaller, more agile ends, but instead of adapting to a smaller weight, he has pushed for more. This offseason, pushing himself to the limits with his strength training, conditioning and flexibility have made Frazier feel like a “whole new player.” He says he has “come faster and more prepared,” and on top of that, he’s bigger. The 6-foot-3 inch defensive end, up 10 pounds from last season, and gained 30 pounds on his bench press, putting him at around 435 pounds. He also says he has been working every day on his flexibility and agility to get himself and his team ready for the upcoming season. The defense, led by Frazier and Thompson, held the number one rank, rushing Nevada to four yards per rush, with a season-low 137 rush yards and completing only four of 12 third down conversions. With leaders stepping in both offensively and defensively, they continue to preach the program to younger players that will need to

SMU men’s basketball recently added a new face to their coaching staff: Larry Mangino. Head Coach Matt Doherty announced last week that Mangino will serve as the Mustang’s new assistant coach this season. For the past two years, Mangino was the development coach for the Denver Nuggets. Mangino’s background includes 24 years of college coaching experience, including nine years as head coach for Clark University in Massachusetts (1991-96), and Ferrum College in Virginia (1996-2000). Mangino has seven seasons of experience as assistant men’s basketball coach at the Air Force Academy (200007) under his belt. He also coached at George Washington University (198691) and Yale University (1984-86). Prior to his professional career, Mangino graduated from Montclair State University in 1983 with a bachelor’s

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degree in physical education. During his time at Montclair State University, the Red Hawks made it to the 1981 regional championships, and Mangino became a three-year basketball letter winner. Following graduation, Mangino became a graduate assistant coach at Montclair State University in 1983-84. Mangino will join two other assistant coaches, including Reggie Brown and Jerry Hobbie. Hobbie was named an assistant coach at the beginning of August. Prior, he had eight years of coaching experience. He served as assistant coach and later as associate head coach at Fairfield University, and then coached a season at Fordham University (19867). Hobbie’s impressive resume also includes three consecutive post-season campaigns while he was head coach at the University of Houston. The Mustangs ended the 2009-10 season with an overall 14-17 record.

8 a.m. 3-4 p.m. @Westcott Field vs.Central Arkansas

Ford Stadium’s new sound system will be tested. Music or football game sounds may be heard coming from the stadium.

11 days...

... until the SMU football season officially kicks off in Lubbock vs. Texas Tech.

Aug. 26th... ...Mustang naming ceremony at Mustang statues outside Moody Coliseum at 6 p.m.. The football team will name their mustangs, “Liberty” and “Justice.”

step up. On defense, 5-foot-6 inch, 189-pound sophomore strong safety Ryan Smith and 321-pound true freshman reserve nose guard Mike O’Quinn must be prepared to step in and step up if they are called. After the switch of quarterback from Bo Levi Mitchell to current Starter Kyle Padron, the offense has continuously shown its ability to score. What’s left for SMU to become the Conference USA powerhouse it has the potential to be is for the defense to make their presence known. After all, going 1-11 in 2008 and having the largest win increase in FBS to pull off 8-5 is pretty tricky. However, in order to no longer have the element of surprise and to consistently win this year, they will have to do more. Though they ranked 88th against the run in 2009 and return only seven starters this season, the Mustangs have put in the work. The season begins tipping off against Texas Tech, entering what’s coming to be known as “the Tuberville Era,” and rivals TCU and Houston looking strong. For the 2010 Mustangs to succeed, the defense must prove to be a force worth reckoning with.

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AFTER SCHOOL CHILDCARE needed for the school year for two kids ages 8 and 10. The school is located at the Tollway and 635. Help needed M-Th-F from 3:15 to 6:00 p.m. with flexibility. Help with car-pool, homework, etc. Please contact Suzanne at 469-3603941 or smc_harrison1@yahoo.com.

3414 DANIEL AVE. Completely updated condo directly behind Snider Plaza. 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 1,300 sq ft. yard, Asking $1750 monthly. Call 214-926-0158 to see.

AFTER SCHOOL CHILDCARE needed for UP family with 3 kids. M-F, 3-6 pm. Must have own car. Contact Chris, cpopolo@mac.com 214-663-0948 CHILDCARE PART-TIME: Monday through Friday 3:30 to 6:30pm flexible. Boys 9 and 17. Girl 13. Close to SMU. Some driving, cooking. Car required. Competitive pay. olness@smu.edu. NANNY WANTED: FOR 9 year old boy. 3 - 6 p.m., M-F, Lakewood neighborhood. Need car. Start August 18 if possible. Rate negotiable Call LuAnn 214-8642195. PART-TIME NANNY NEEDED for 5 and 3 year old girls. 10 to 15 hours weekly. E-mail resume: TammyNP@aol.com

EMPLOYMENT BEST JOB ON CAMPUS! The Daily Campus is seeking a top notch marketing in the advertising department. This is an opportunity for advertising, marketing, or business majors to acquire “real world” experience. Looks great on resume! Flexible hours. Call Diana at 8-4111, come by Hughes-Trigg, or e-mail ddenton@smu.edu. BEST JOB ON CAMPUS! The Daily Campus is seeking advertising sales reps. This is an opportunity for advertising, marketing, or business majors to acquire “real world” experience. Looks great on resume! Earn commission while learning outside sales. Flexible hours. Call Diana at 8-4111, come by HughesTrigg, or e-mail ddenton@smu.edu.

4BED 4BATH HUGE HOUSE! 2 living rm, dining rm, 3 FIRE PL., kitchen w/breakfast rm & walk-in pantry, entertain/bar area w/ patio. Wash/Dry Incl. Garage & parking w/ huge yard. 5311 UNIVERSITY. HURRY. 214-5074672. 5620 ANITA AVE. Competely updates single family house. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1,500 sq ft. Minutes from SMU seconds from Mockingbird Station. Large yard. Asking $2,100 monthly/ or For Sale $315,000. OPEN SUNDAY 3-5 pm Call 214-926-0158 to see.

2 BR/2 BA 3309 Rosedale. One Block from campus and Snider Plaza. Washer Dryer off street parking. $1400/mo. 817-239-2765. 3 BEDROOMS, 3 BATHS, Close to Northpark Mall, Large Bedrooms, HUGE closets, Slate and Wood Flooring, Granite countertops, 2 fireplaces, upgraded appliances, refrigerator, Washer/Dryer, Covered Deck w/Grill, Gated Parking, Clubhouse, Swimming pool, tennis courts, yard service, $1800 month. 214-728-5446 BILLS INCLUDED $1650/M0. 2/1.5 Gated condo. Meadow @ 75. California feel. Chocolate hardwoods, granite counters, SS appliances. 1st floor, 5 doors open onto pool, grill station, gazebo, palms. Fenced back porch. New Washer/Dryer. Equipped with security, cable, DSL. 469-688-3518 Aaron.

CHARMING MODERN 2 bedroom /1 Bath Highland Park Duplex, Light and Bright Washer/Dryer backyard, Cable/ internet ready. Perfect for grad or law students. 12 blocks due west of SMU $1375/month. 214-522-5005.

MONTICELLO CROSSROADS: 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath, loft, partially furnished, perfect for 1-2 students or couple. Gated, pool, balcony, updated. On Katy Trail, walk to SMU, Mockingbird Station, DART. $850/month or buy for $89,900. Call Jay at 214-641-8455 or e-mail jbarta@avaya. com

IMMACULATE, Updated 2Bed/1.5Bath Condo: 1Blk from SMU (Hillcrest & Shenandoah), Granite, 2Fireplaces, Refrigerator, Washer/Dryer, Pool, Garage. $2000/mo –Gillian Cunningham, Keller Williams 214-5561505

ROOM FOR RENT in Executive Home for the right female student. 5 min to SMU also 2-Bedroom, 2-bath furnished condo for Lease $600 per student. 214-528-9144.

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ROOMMATE PROFESSIONAL FEMALE LOOKING for responsible roommate to share 2 bedroom 2.5 bath in Oak Lawn area. $500 per month includes, internet, cable, washer/dryer. Will split electric bill. No smoking, drugs or drama. Contact Jessica: 214-546-0436 or jessicaseu@gmail.com.

TUTOR SERVICES ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE TUTOR. Voted “The Best” for 14 years. College is more fun when you have a tutor. Lee Lowrie, CPA, MBA 214-208-1112.

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ACCOUNTING, MATH, CHEMISTRY, Statistics, Economics, Finance, Physics, Rhetoric, Tutoring. “Learn to work smarter not harder.” David Kemp Tutorial Services. Call 469-767-6713. ACCOUNTING TUTOR 12 YEARS experience teaching/tutoring accounting students. Results-based tutoring. Let me help you excel this summer! Jason Rodrigue CPA, MS, MBA. 985-414-5331. ALL SCIENCES: Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Anatomy, Physiology, English, SMU Alumna Graduate degree. Tutor All Levels, college, high school. Piaras (Pierce) McGonagle Individual or group settings. (214) 789-0425. MATH, STATISTICS TUTOR for MBA, college, high school students. Highland Park, Austin College, SMU alumna; M.S. Math; 20 years Texas Instruments; 2 years college math instructor; 11 years professional tutor. Sheila Walker 214-417-7677.

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1 BEDROOM APARTMENT for rent. Close to SMU $700 a month. All utilities except phone and internet. Call Naatasha @ 214-883-3376.

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TUTORS WANTED ENGLISH TUTOR NEEDED for instruction on proper written communication skills. One on one. Please contact Etta at 214-965-1033

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WE’LL CUT TO the chase our subs are better- Period! N.Y. SUB 3411 Asbury 214-522-1070.

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• Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sports

The Daily Campus

VOLLEYBALL

Mustangs prepare for season Baylor Invite in Waco to open Mustangs’ 2010 volleyball season By JORDAN JENNINGS

SMU VOLLEYBALL 2010 SCHEDULE

Sports Editor jjennings@smu.edu

TYLER WILLIAMS/The Daily Campus

SMU Junior Dana Powell jumps to spike the ball during the Tuesday night scrimmage Tuesday at Moody Coliseum.

The Mustangs women’s volleyball team hosted their final team scrimmage last night at Moody Coliseum, just days away from their season opener Aug. 27. The scrimmage was open to the public, though few attended. Last year, the Mustangs ended the season 19-12. Head coach Lisa Seifert will begin her 15th year with the Mustangs after helping the team come off their first ever winning season in the program’s history in Conference USA. Last year’s Mustangs were arguably the most successful volleyball team SMU has had in the past. Six of eight major score holders return this year, including junior Dana Powell, who was recently named to the All-Conference USA Pre-season Volleyball Team Aug. 12, and also as an Honorable Mention AVCA AllAmerican last season. Also returning this year is senior outside hitter Kathryn Wilkerson, who ranked third in last year’s Conference USA with 36 service aces. Last season she also ranked in 333 kills on the season. “Kathryn Wilkerson anchors us with her ball handling ability,” Coach Seifert told SMU in a current press release. The team will travel to Waco on Friday to play against the Butler Bulldogs in the Baylor Invite this weekend, where the team will also face Stephen F. Austin on Sunday. This year the Mustangs will compete in 13 home games at Moody Coliseum, including the Doubletree Invite that SMU will be hosting Sept. 3-4. UC Davis, Texas Tech and Texas State will all be in attendance.

Date

Opponent / Event

Location

Time / Result

Aug. 24 . . Pre-Season Scrimmage . . . .Moody Coliseum . . . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. CT Baylor Invite Aug. 27 . . vs. Butler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Waco, Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 p.m. CT Aug. 28 . . at Baylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Waco, Texas . . . . . . . . . . 12:30 p.m. CT vs. Stephen F. Austin . . . . . .Waco, Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 p.m. CT SMU Doubletree Invite Sept. 3. . . UC Davis vs. Texas State . . .Moody Coliseum . . . . . . . . . 11 a.m. CT vs. Texas Tech . . . . . . . . . . .Moody Coliseum . . . . . . . . 1:30 p.m. CT UC Davis vs. Texas Tech . . .Moody Coliseum . . . . . . . . . . 5 p.m. CT vs. Texas State . . . . . . . . . . .Moody Coliseum . . . . . . . . 7:30 p.m. CT Sept. 4. . . Texas State vs. Texas Tech. . .Moody Coliseum . . . . . . . . . 12 p.m. CT vs. UC Davis . . . . . . . . . . . .Moody Coliseum . . . . . . . . 2:30 p.m. CT Lobo Comcast Challenge Sept. 10. . vs. UC Santa Barbara . . . . . .Albuquerque, N.M. . . . . . 11:45 a.m. CT at New Mexico . . . . . . . . . .Albuquerque, N.M. . . . . . . 8:30 p.m. CT Sept. 11. . vs. Sacramento State . . . . . .Albuquerque, N.M. . . . . . . . . 1 p.m. CT Sept. 14. . at Wichita State . . . . . . . . . .Wichita, Kan. . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. CT Sept. 21. . at TCU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fort Worth, Texas . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. CT Sept. 24. . at UAB * . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Birmingham, Ala. . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. CT Sept. 25. . at UAB * . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Birmingham, Ala. . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. CT Oct. 1 . . . at Tulane * . . . . . . . . . . . . . .New Orleans, La. . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. CT Oct. 3 . . . vs. Southern Miss * . . . . . . .Moody Coliseum . . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m. CT Oct. 6 . . . vs. Tulsa * . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Moody Coliseum . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. Oct. 9 . . . vs. Memphis * . . . . . . . . . . .Moody Coliseum . . . . . . . . . 12 p.m. CT Oct. 10 . . vs. Memphis . . . . . . . . . . . .Moody Coliseum . . . . . . . . . . 2 p.m. CT Oct. 15 . . at East Carolina * . . . . . . . . .Greenville, N.C . . . . . . . . . . . 6 p.m. CT Oct. 17 . . at Marshall * . . . . . . . . . . . .Huntington, W. Va. . . . . . . . 12 p.m. CT Oct. 22 . . at Rice * . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Houston, Texas . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. CT Oct. 23 . . at Houston * . . . . . . . . . . . .Houston, Texas . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. CT Oct. 29 . . vs. UCF * . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Moody Coliseum . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. CT Oct. 31 . . vs. UTEP * . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Moody Coliseum . . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m. CT Nov. 5 . . . vs. Marshall * . . . . . . . . . . .Moody Coliseum . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. CT Nov. 7 . . . vs. East Carolina * . . . . . . . .Moody Coliseum . . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m. CT Nov. 12 . . at UTEP *. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .El Paso, Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 p.m. CT Nov. 14 . . at UCF * . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Orlando, Fla. . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 p.m. CT Nov. 19 . . vs. Houston *. . . . . . . . . . . .Moody Coliseum . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. CT Nov. 21 . . vs. Rice * . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Moody Coliseum . . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m. CT Nov. 27 . . at Tulsa * . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tulsa, Okla. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 p.m. CT * denotes Conference USA game. All times Central.

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