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Students may find themselves splitting time between classes and computers as OU officials plan to implement

more hybrid and blended courses in high-enrollment classes in fall 2012. OU is considering the benefits of hybrid courses, said Nancy Mergler, senior vice president and provost. The implementation of the new courses will be slow at first. Hybrid courses are when class lectures are integrated

with interactive online learning. Students will be asked to interact with one another by reading other student’s essays and posting comments. OU offers hybrid courses in the College of Engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences. The College of Arts and Sciences is offering one blended class this semester,

Sociology 1113, college dean Paul Bell said. He also said Arts and Sciences is working on the integration of more hybrid classes. “I predict that, in the coming years, blended courses will become increasingly common and increasingly popular with students and faculty alike,” Bell said.

Mergler also said OU is looking to expand its use of hybrid courses. Fall 2012 enrollment will extend the hybrid courses to Psychology 1113 and organic chemistry. If the benchmarks of these classes show improvement from the traditional style to see HYBRID paGe 2

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lisa selby, public relations and journalism sophomore, rides her scooter sunday on the south oval.

Students coast through campus Getting around campus can become hazardous CAITLIN RUEMPING Campus Reporter

A trail of blood followed a public relations and journalism sophomore as she entered Gaylord Hall. After a pedestrian walked in front of her, Lisa

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Selby had two options. “I had the choice to wipe out or hit the girl,” Selby said. “I chose to wipe out.” Selby, who rides a Razor scooter, is part of the growing number of students choosing alternative means of transportation rather than a bike or walking. For her, the option

seemed logical, as she had sustained worse injuries on a bicycle. “I gave myself a minor concussion,” Selby said. “That feeling you get when you get a concussion is not a feeling I want to feel again.” see TRANSPORTATION paGe 2

Getting sudsy Friday in the union with friends

lecture raises concerns on what matters in the discussion. (Page 4)

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Soccer splits series in Southwest swing arizona state proved too much, but oU doubled up on arizona. (Page 6)

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The Sooners reached a college football milestone without even taking the field this weekend. Oklahoma became the first program to reach 100 weeks at No. 1 in the Associated Press poll on Sunday, receiving 34 first-place votes in the most recent poll. OU did not play Saturday because of a bye week, but see POLL paGe 6

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With flu season soon approaching, students can act early to be immunized against this season’s strains. Influenza season begins as early as October and runs as late as May, typically peaking around January or February, according

Code violations delay Student Congress decision Student organizations might be in office limbo a little longer while Undergraduate Student Congress addresses a guidelines violation. Legislation dividing the spaces was presented by UOSA President Hannah Morris, but was tabled because it was brought to the attention of the body that the allocation process did not follow the Code Annotated, the guidelines UOSA functions under. The legislation was originally written by form e r P re s i d e n t F r a n z Zenteno last spring but Morris moved it in front of Congress Tuesday. D u r i n g T u e s d a y ’s meeting, Multi/ Interdisciplinary Studies D i s t r i c t R e p. S h ay n a Daitch informed Congress that she had gone to the General Counsel with

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Record alumni donations at OU are countering the 5 percent tuition i n c re a s e d , w h i c h w a s passed by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education back in June. OU received $156 million in donations for 2011, which is nearly $30 million

more than in 2010 and $20 million more than 2009. In 2008, OU received $200 million, but $63 million was due in part to matching endowment from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, which did not take place this year, said Tripp Hall, vice president of O U ’s Office of Development. OU is not the only school increasing donations from see DONATIONS paGe 3


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Chase Cook, managing editor dailynews@ou.edu • phone: 405-325-3666

TRANSPORTATION: Longboarding the newest fad Continued from page 1

Today around campus The Monday Night support group by the GLBT and Friends Support Group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the UnitarianUniversalist Fellowship building. A lecture called “The Psychology of Student Success” will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. in Wagner Hall, Room 245. Warren T. Byrd will present the lecture “Revitalized & Regenerated Landscapes: The work of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects” from 4 to 6 p.m. in Gould Hall, Room 130. Carl Rath will perform a recital from 8 to 10 p.m. in Catlett Music Center’s Pitman Recital Hall. Tickets are $9 for adults and $5 for students, OU faculty/staff and senior adults.

A career fair, titled “The Career Workshop Series on Career Services & International Development” will take place for free from noon to 1 p.m. in Hester Hall, Room 170. Noon Concert: OU School of Music faculty and students will perform a free show from noon to 12:30 p.m. in the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art’s Sandy Bell Gallery. A FBI career workshop will be held by a FBI foreign language coordinator for students interested in working for the FBI. It will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. in Rooms 230 and 232 in Kauffman Hall. A blood drive by The University of Oklahoma Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts and Oklahoma Blood Institute will take place from 1:30 to 6 p.m. in Catlett Music Center’s Grayce B. Kerr Gothic Hall.

Corrections The Oklahoma Daily has a commitment to serve readers with accurate coverage and analysis. Readers should bring errors to The Daily’s attention by emailing dailynews@ou.edu. In the Sooner Schedule on page 2 of Friday’s issue of The Daily, Norman Mayor Cindy Rosenthal’s name was misspelled.

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Continued from page 1 the hybrid style, the university will consider extending the hybrid courses to other subjects, Mergler said. For the psychology and chemistry hybrid courses, there will still be one large lecture, but other lectures will be replaced with the hybrid models, she said. Mergler said progression plays a vital role in the advancement of education. “We’re adopting changes, trying and experimenting various ways of teaching,” she said. H o w e v e r, s o m e s t u dents are skeptical of the course style. Kelsey Bishop, University College freshman and Psychology 1113 student, said online learning might not benefit everyone. “The Internet can serve as a distraction if you are trying to work,” Bishop said. “You start doing homework, decide to check Facebook, and the next thing you know, you’ve been on for an hour.” With the 5 percent budget cut this year, hybrid courses may be a more flexible option

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as a longboarder, Nguyen wanted to connect with other boarders but couldn’t find an organization that fit the bill. “After I had my longboard for a while, I noticed others,” he said. “I thought about joining a club for it. When I looked, there wasn’t one, so I started it.” Getting others to join was an easy task due to

longboarding’s growing popularity on campus. For Ty Johnson, University College freshman getting involved with the association provided a sense of companionship. “It’s fun to hang out with a bunch of people who do the same thing,” Johnson said. “For the most part, we ride around and do maintenance workshops where we

make sure everything on our boards is working right.” While not everyone is meant to travel on wheels, Nguyen has some advice for pedestrians. “A lot of the walkers are scared of bikers, longboarders or anything going 10 miles per hour,” Nguyen said. “They should stay out of the bike lane, for starters.”

for students. “Blended courses also reduce the amount of time that a physical classroom is needed, freeing up classroom space for other courses, while also giving students more flexibility as to when they complete the online components of the course,” Bell said. Implementing hybrid and blended courses isn’t just happening at OU. The University of Texas developed a plan to “enhance and

“The Internet can serve as a distraction if you are trying to work. You start doing homework, decide to check Facebook, and the next thing you know, you’ve been on for an hour.” Kelsey Bishop, University College freshman

increase [hybrid] learning to augment student success,” according to the University of Texas System Action Plan. Mergler expressed excitement in the growth of new ideas, such as hybrid courses.

“In education, you shouldn’t assume where you’re going,” she said. “You need to be flexible and be able to adopt to new circumstances, new technology, that may look different.”

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Zachary Sullivan (left), letters sophomore, and Danny Nguyen, philosophy sophomore, ride their longboards Sunday on the South Oval. Longboarding has become a recent craze around campus for some.

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Though the scooter is slightly slower than riding a bike, Selby said she believes it is just as effective. “I have a class on the north end of campus and then one on the south end of campus ten minutes later,” Selby said. “I can’t do tricks on my scooter, but I think the most impressive trick is getting across campus in five minutes.” Danny Nguyen, president and founder of the Student Longboarding Association, made the switch from bicycle to longboard and found their speeds similar. “I actually used to ride a bike, but it got stolen,” Nguyen said. “I get around at the same speed as I did when I had my bike.” Nguyen, philosophy sophomore, made the switch for security purposes. “I thought about getting another bike, but I had heard about longboarding,” he said. “I got a longboard because I knew I could keep it on my person and keep an eye on it.” After establishing his skills

Tuesday, Sept 13 3:00-4:30 Heritage Room, Oklahoma Memorial Union Reception following from 4:30-6:00 Michael Oriard is a former allAmerican for Notre Dame, a former offensive lineman for the Kansas City Chiefs, and a Distinguished Professor of American Literature and Culture at Oregon State University. He’s written several books on football in the United States, including Brand NFL and Bowled Over: Big-Time College Football from the Sixties to the BCS Era. He’ll speak about the long and close relationship between football and university culture and address the way developments in the sport over the past few decades have placed an increasing strain on schools and athletes.

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religious leaders promote peace There is a violent aspect in every religion, Rabbi says

“Peace is not a destination, as much as a difficult road to travel.” the Rev. mitCh RanDall of noRth haven ChURCh

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Abrahamic faiths gathered Sunday on the 10-year anniversary of Sept. 11 to promote a peaceful community in a violent world. Leaders of the Jewish, Islamic and Baptist communities, religions that trace their origins to Abraham, provided faith-based insight on Sept. 11, the years following and the future of America after tragedy. OU religious studies professor Barbara Boyd moderated the event, asking numerous questions about the possibility of international peace, violence and religion, the despair after 9/11 and the children of 9/11. The word for “peace” in Hebrew is shalom. What many may not know is the sa m e w o rd a l s o m e a n s “wholeness,” said Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, president of the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. Hirschfield said finding peace can be a mighty task, but in the long run a desirable one. The Rev. Mitch Randall of

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Rabbi Bradley hirschfield, the Rev. mitch Randall and imam imad enchassi (from left) take audience questions at a post-9/11, multi-faith event at the nancy o’Brian performing arts Center on sunday.

North Haven Church was re- all that defined him. minded of his 9/11 experiencRandall said he was taken es in Fort Worth, Texas, where aback by a young man who his appearance seemed to be pulled up beside him, stared

at him and based on the color of his skin called him one of “them,” offering a one-finger salute.

“Peace is not a destination, as much as a difficult road to travel,” Randall said. One word often used to describe the feelings associated with the Sept. 11 attack is grief, but Imam Imad Enchassi, president of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma, said his immediate feeling was that of having his faith hijacked. Enchassi said his mosque received many letters of encouragement and hope after 9/11 that said, “You’re American just like us.” But not all were so kind, and violence can be part of many religions. “I’ll admit, there really are violent sides to every religion,” Hirschfield said. “It’s hard to fix a problem you don’t recognize exists.” Randall described his aspect of greatest despair as when others villainize and ostracize Muslims, concentrating on differences in faith rather than similarities. “You can take these acts of violence and put them to use,” Enchassi said, “or you can take these acts of violence and be angry.” Despite the hate and anger that many still feel, Enchassi still finds hope. “Yes, peace is possible,” Enchassi said.

FLU: Shots may take up to two weeks to be fully effective Continued from page 1 to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Students should get vaccinated as early as possible, though, to prevent influenza from being spread later, said Sheri Melot, a family nurse practitioner from CVS in Norman. “The more people that get

their flu vaccinations early, the less incidence of flu that there is in the season,” Melot said. “We call that the ‘herd effect.’” The immunization is effective for one full year but can take up to two weeks to become fully effective, Melot said. People can still get sick before the two weeks are up. “We want everybody to

get that herd effect so that there is less flu out there to pass it on to those that are more frail or more susceptible,” Melot said. The 2011-2012 season vaccine is effective against the same three strains as last year, including the H1N1 virus, Melot said, meaning there is only one shot to get this year. Two of the strains are

worldwide Type-A viruses, which include H1N1. The third is a Type-B virus, which usually takes a milder form of illness, according to FluFacts.com. The CDC says the vaccine can be effective against different but related strains than those included in the vaccine as well. “Now is a great time to [get the vaccine] because we

don’t have long lines yet,” Melot said. “Next month, when everybody decides to get the flu shot … then our lines are out the doors.” Va c c i n e s a re a l re a d y available at several retail pharmacies, including CVS and Walgreens. Usually all that is needed for a walk-in is an insurance card, if using insurance and a photo ID. Vaccines cost around $30.

dONATiONS: Some alumni support particular departments Continued from page 1 alumni and donors. In 2010, 845 schools surveyed had an average 8 percent increase in donations, which had fallen by 23 percent a year before, according to a study conducted by the National Association of College and University Business Officers and the Commonfund Institute. “I think what you’re seeing is our donors are really reinvesting back into the university and in a series of things that needed attention,” Hall said. “And they’ve been able to do that and are willing to make sacrifices themselves during these economic times to better the university.”

Particular areas of study including athletics and zoology saw increased support as well. The three main areas where the donations go are scholarships, colleges and strategic areas of support (such as an athletic project or a health sciences center project). When recruiting donations, Hall and the office tries to identify certain projects or needs and then tie them to donors who are willing to invest. Hall said this strategy has contributed greatly to the rise in donations this year because they were able to match the donor with the need. “We’re not in the business of telling donors where

“I think what you’re seeing is our donors are really reinvesting back into the university and in a series of things that needed attention.” tRipp hall, viCe pResiDent of oU’s offiCe of Development

to invest their money or to spend their money. Our business is to educate them on areas of opportunities where they can really be of beneficial help,” Hall said. One of those donors targeting their gifts is OU regent Aaron Max Weitzenhoffer. Weitzenhoffer is a veteran donor, known to have given OU the largest collection of French Impressionist a r t , t h e We i t z e n h o f f e r Collection. In addition, the We i t z e n h o f f e r Fa m i l y C o l l e g e o f Fi n e A r t s i s

named in honor of him and his family. Weitzenhoffer said the main reason musical theater and the arts is his target area of support is because during his time at OU he pursued a career path in the musical theatre industry. He went on to win Tony Awards as well as other honors in London. “Not only did I love my time at OU but it launched my career,” Weitzenhoffer said. “I can only hope that future students and the community can share in my

passion.” Rudy Hymer, president and CE O of RHJ Realty Investments Inc., gives to several areas of need such as the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, The Weitzenhoffer Collection, OU athletics, the OU Alumni Association, OU musical theatre and Opera Guild and the OU College of Engineering. “I give to as many areas of the university as I can because I can see firsthand the impact my gift makes on the student, the faculty, the college and particular areas of interest I have,” Hymer said. “I hope my gifts will encourage others to better a remarkable institution of higher learning and to offer support that will enrich the lives of others.”

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OFFiCES: Clubs put on hold for spaces Continued from page 1 concerns that the offices were not allocated in the correct manner, and they advised her if the allegations were true. “Actions should be taken to come into conformity with the Code Annotated,” said Jason Martin from the General Counsel’s office. The violations Daitch underlined were the Space Allocation Committee never met and UOSA legislature never correctly approved allocations. These allegations, which were found to be true, have further delayed office distribution, and leave UOSA in a precarious situation as President Morris prematurely released an office list and distributed it. “I hope this is just a procedural issue and is resolved soon, but it would have been nice to receive an email notifying us of the delay,” GLBTF President Devin Luxner said. While some organizations are less effected by the delay in office space distribution, others have events early this year and need their space to operate effectively. “ I ap p re c i at e a l l o f UOSA’s efforts, but I do feel like this has taken a long time to figure out, especially since our major fall event took place on Wednesday,” said Omar Alamoudi, Muslim Student Association president. UOSA decided moving forward with flawed legislation was not an option, and some organizations understand. “Procedures need to be fallowed; I get that. I just wish it would have been done in a more timely manner, and I wish we would have been kept informed upon the most recent delay,” said Nam Doe, Alpha Phi Omega president. Plans are in place to resolve this issue by early next week, and Morris said she personally apologizes for the delay. “We understand that thriving student organizations keep our campus healthy, and we apologize for the inconveniences and look forward to looking with them,” Morris said. UOSA leadership plans to redo the office allocation process to be in line with the Code Annotated in time to present legislation to the Graduate Student Senate on Sunday and pass it Tuesday at the next congress meeting.

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“The Big 12 money split is divisive and has caused the conference to fall apart. Fix it, rebuild the conference and move forward.” (MrSpkr, Re: Sooners being forced to make decision about Big 12’s future)

EDITORIAL

Marriage is a social institution Our View: Friday’s definition of marriage talk illustrates the important questions in the gay marriage debate.

The argument Corvino examines revolves around this idea. It claims heterosexual marriage is privileged because it involves “reproductive-type acts,” which don’t have to result in children but are valuThe OU Philosophy Department hosted John able because they involve “coordination for the bioCorvino from Wayne State University on Friday, logical good of the whole.” This introduces a whole speaking on “The Definition of Marriage.” In his host of questions about the purpose of sex and the talk, he identified one of the stronger objecpossibility of non-reproductive goods retions to gay marriage — that it is equivalent sulting from it — hint: the answer is yes, the The Our View to trying to draw a “square circle” — and emotional and physical benefits have been is the majority pointed out some obvious weaknesses to well documented. opinion of that argument. Corvino’s points, while inThe other main feature of marriage, at The Daily’s teresting in their own right, do a greater serleast to modern audiences, has to do with 10-member vice in opening up the OU community to a editorial board love. A definition based on mutual support discussion of the broader issues involved in and love might seem like a wishy-washy the gay marriage debate. concept with no sociological or anthroWhat is marriage? What place does it serve in our pological basis. But these fields look at marriage society? We’re exposed to the institution so much in in terms of its social function, and this definition our daily lives that it’s easy to assume our common includes many positive social functions outside sense beliefs about it are clear and accurate. But of reproduction — support structures to care for when we start to disentangle these assumptions, we individuals and keep them off state aid and the dobegin to see it’s not such an easy concept to define. mestication of individuals leading to more stability, Marriage is the union of two people’s lives. But just to name a few. But if marriage really is simply a what’s the purpose of this union? Many would say pledge of lasting love and support, there is not reathat it’s a promise before God, but this definition is son to limit it to straight couples. not the one used by our government, or else we’d The definition of marriage is the fundamental see atheists and Buddhists being denied marriage question of this debate, and it may take more than licenses. So it must be a separate institution from our common sense to answer. But as we’re examcivil marriage, with its own separate function. Many ining this issue, let’s not forget one important fact: people would also point to reproduction as an imMarriage has no objective reality. Marriage is a portant function of the union. Of course, a stable social institution that we created to serve human environment for child-raising has historically been purposes. a feature, often the most important feature, of marSo maybe the important question is not “What is riage. But is that really all that is valuable about mar- marriage?” but “What do we want marriage to be?” riage? And where does that leave sterile couples, or Comment on this at OUDaily.com those who choose not to have children?

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Science holds key to U.S. future

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merica is in a state of financial crisis. That much cannot be denied. But as we debate large issues such as Social Security and income tax, there are smaller choices being made that may be nonetheless just as vital. For example, in July, Congress decided to kill all funding for the James Webb Space Telescope, the next-generation orbital observatory that was to replace the aging Hubble Space Telescope . It’s quite clear to me that this would be a monumental mistake. First, let us consider the purely economic side of the issue. Investment in science pays off. Fields like material science and engineering have immediate, obvious uses. We must recognize that science that seems entirely dependent on curiosity yields exceptionally important results. Arcane scientific theories and models can and do yield economic benefits, sometimes decades after their discovery. Atomic theory, which first began to emerge among the Greek philosophers, eventually became modern chemistry. Quantum theory, developed to explain the orbits of electrons around the atom, underlies our understanding of electronics and is key to the development of the semiconductors and transistors that make up so much of the world economy. General relativity describes the way space-time curves in response to mass, causing gravity. The field’s first experimental tests relied on corrections to the orbit of Mercury. Continuing with astronomy, astronomers tend to define themselves according to the scale they work on. Some astronomers worry about our solar system, especially if we want to continue expanding into space. Others observe other solar systems, trying to understand other planets and why

Earth supports life so well. OPINION COLUMNIST It’s important that we recognize how the observation of other planets helps us understand our own. For example, the greenhouse effect of CO2 is well demonstrated by gazing at Venus, a hot and inhospitable world. Zachary Eldredge It may seem ludicrous to zeldredge@ou.edu spend money gazing out into the universe. However, by looking out into the universe, we are also looking backward in time (because if an object is far away, the light reaching us now was emitted long ago). This makes the telescope a way to probe the past and the beginnings of the universe. This is a field of study that matters to every human being interested in the origins of the universe. Cutting funding for scientific endeavors doesn’t protect America, economically or militarily. Cutting funding for science is cutting funding for the future — for when we imagine the future in our stories and dreams we imagine what new technologies we will be capable of, what new surprises we will have stumbled onto and what old surprises we will have explained. If America wants to remain forward-looking, we cannot retreat back from our frontiers of knowledge. If you’d like to assist in this effort, check out organizations like Students for the Exploration and Development of Space. Zachary Eldredge is a physics sophomore.

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Death penalty should not be applauded

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uring the GOP OPINION COLUMNIST debate last Wednesday, Gov. Rick Perry went from “always erring on the side of saving lives” with the HPV vaccine to not losing any sleep over exercising the death penalty. Katherine McPherson I wasn’t nearly as troubled kmcpherson@ou.edu by them as I was by the audience’s reaction to moderator Brian William’s comment that Texas has executed 234 prisoners. The audience applauded. Is human life really so cheap that the loss of it can be celebrated? Though I’ll agree many people on death row committed heinous crimes, I believe each life has value, regardless of the choices a person makes. Death should not be celebrated when a person dies of disease, and it should not be celebrated when the state injects

poison into a person. The death penalty violates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Furthermore, the death penalty does not deter violence. In Canada, the homicide rate has fallen by 44 percent since 1975, according to Amnesty International. The death penalty was abolished in that country in 1976, according to Amnesty International. Americans get indignant when we see other countries use the death penalty, even though we are just as guilty. We condemn China and North Korea for secret executions; we gasp in horror when women in the Middle East are hanged for crimes like adultery, but at the same time, we executed the mentally challenged until 2002 and children through the age of 15 until 1988, and through the age of 18 in 2005. In fact, the U.S. Supreme Court case, Thompson vs. Oklahoma, that outlawed child execution ruled specifically that a child in Oklahoma couldn’t be executed. The blood is on our hands, and that’s nothing to applaud about.

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y name is Colin Bober, and I’m a recent graduate of OU. During my time at OU, I served as president of the Association of Disabled Students from 2009 to 2011. In that time, I had the privilege of working with The Daily in our pursuit of enhancing the overall college experience for all students but especially those with disabilities. Our group and The Daily worked together in that objective, and in the spring of 2011, we awarded The Daily with the Extra Mile Award for outstanding service to the organization. Although I am continually grateful for the service provided by The Daily during that time, I have a concern about two articles released on Sept. 6, entitled “Campus Structure Can Cause Problems For Students With Disabilities” and “Campus Access Not Always Easy Despite Improvements.” While both of these articles are simply the opinions of those interviewed, I believe these articles do a great disservice to the hard work and commitment of administrators, faculty, staff and students who worked incredibly hard to make the university accessible for everyone. These two articles essentially throw these individuals under the bus. I wholeheartedly acknowledge the principle of voicing concerns of the students, but this was handled in an unprofessional manner. The Association of Disabled Students’ primary focus is to advocate for students with disabilities and hear their concerns. Students should be able to voice their concerns, but there is a correct and appropriate way to do that. Students should voice their concerns to individuals of the OU community to resolve any issues. The Disability Resource Center is a great place to start. The university should be given the opportunity to resolve any possible concerns before they are spread through the entire campus. Further, students with disabilities should not be approached by the media in an attempt to expose potential flaws with the university. It is important to keep in mind that there are approximately 500 students with disabilities registered with the Disability Resource Center, and since registration with that office is not required, the number of disabled students on campus could be much greater. Not to mention that the entering freshman class is the largest in OU history. It is unrealistic to expect that the campus will suit the needs of all students with disabilities at all times. It is also worth mentioning that the individuals mentioned above are responsible for great improvements made to the campus in the past two years. For example, the Disability Resource Center released a campuswide accessibility map to ensure that students could navigate not only the campus but individual buildings as well. Housing & Food has renovated rooms in the dorms to allow students with disabilities to live independently. Parking Services has ensured that students with disabilities have somewhere to park and that those spaces are as close to the buildings as possible. Student Life has worked with the greek community to make sure all students can participate in greek life. Not only have they done all this work in a collaborative effort with the students, but they have done it because they believe everyone should have the same opportunities, not because it was required. The voluntary efforts should be recognized by everyone at OU, and The Daily has the opportunity to play a pivotal role in that process. Facilities Management and other offices on campus are quick to resolve issues that arise and deserve the opportunity to do so. Negative commentary only slows down the process of making OU the best college campus it can be. The Daily provides a great service to OU. I appreciate the work that is done with the newspaper and hope that in the future, The Daily will have a new perspective when working with students with disabilities and writing about campus access. Colin B. Bober, University of Oklahoma class of 2011

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In N.Y., a lasting memorial City remembers lost lives on attacks’ 10th anniversary NEW YORK — In the days after the 9/11 attacks, all of New York seemed to become a shrine to the dead. People left heaps of flowers in front of fire stations. They lit candles. They hung photographs of the missing. Now, at last, there is a memorial to the victims. Dennis Baxter saw it for the first time Sunday, along with hundreds of other people who lost a relative on 9/11. His brother, Joseph, died in the World Trade Center’s south tower. “It was real inspirational to come here after all these years and finally see his name,” said Baxter, 65. “I touched it. ... I didn’t know what to do. It was really moving.” The tree-covered memorial plaza at ground zero opened to the families of the victims for the first time Sunday, on the 10th anniversary of the attacks. Shortly after 9 a.m., people began walking along the two pools, searching for the names of lost loved ones. The memorial includes the names of all 2,977 people

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A woman mourns the loss of her son Sunday at the National September 11 Memorial. Her son died during during the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks at the World Trade Center.

killed on 9/11 in New York, at the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania, as well as the six slain during the bombing of the trade center in 1993. The memorial plaza opens to the public Monday, but Sunday it was set aside for the victims’ families alone. As they walked the grounds, they expressed sorrow, but some

joy and life, too. The city remembered Sept. 11 all over again Sunday, with ceremonies that started at dawn at Manhattan’s southern tip, and were to end long after nightfall, with twin beams of light streaming heavenward at the spot where the World Trade Center once stood.

While two presidents and relatives of the victims gathered at ground zero, New York City firefighters mustered six miles uptown in Riverside Park to mark the moments when the towers collapsed, and read the names of the 343 members of the department who perished. The Associated Press

The National Hurricane Center says Nate has weakened to tropical depression with 35 mph winds as it moves further inland over Mexico. The forecasters at the center in Miami say Mexico has discontinued its tropical storm warning for the coast. The cyclone was expected to dissipate by Monday. The center of the storm was located about 30 miles south-southwest of Tuxpan, Mexico and was moving west-northwest at 8 mph. The Associated Press

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Officials: 17 people are still missing BASTROP, Texas — Drawn to the Central Texas town of Bastrop by the promise of life in a quiet area, Frank Davis moved into his new home two Saturdays ago. The next day, he and his wife evacuated when a wildfire moved in. Now, there’s nothing left. “The fire was so hot, there are even panes of glass that melted,” said Davis, who came to Bastrop from Austin, about 30 miles away. “It’s all gone.” The wildfire has destroyed 1,554 homes, but that number

will increase as crews enter areas where the blaze has been extinguished. Seventeen people remain unaccounted for, but officials believe they could simply be out of town. Bastrop County officials sought to provide new information to hundreds of residents evacuated a week ago, when wind whipped up by Tropical Storm Lee swept across parched, droughtstricken Texas — helping to spark more than 190 wildfires that killed four people. The worst is the one in Bastrop that has consumed more than 34,000 acres. Crews have now contained

more than 50 percent of the blaze, paving the way for people to begin returning home and trying to rebuild their lives from the remains of the smoldering rubble. Tiffany and Bill Roberts started a Facebook page pairing families in need with those who want to help. Since Wednesday, more than 1,000 people have joined, and 70 families have found sponsors who have helped them with everything from finding donated clothes and legal aid to securing a place to stay. Donation centers in Bastrop are so overwhelmed that they’ve stopped accepting

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The OU soccer team (4-4) rebounded with a 4-2 win over Arizona on Sunday after dropping the Sun Devil Classic opener, 3-0, against Arizona State on Friday in Tempe, Ariz. With the weekend series split, the Sooners remained a .500 team after beginning with a slow 1-3 record to start this season. Ju n i o r f o r w a r d D r i a Hampton got the Sooners off to a quick start with a goal during the second minute of the game, assisted by junior Brianna Turang. But it was a pair of underclassmen who stole the show for the Sooners. Freshman midfielder Emily Bowman and sophomore forward Amy Petrikin increased OU’s lead with goals at the 39th- and 45thminute marks, respectively. Petrikin continued to be on fire in the second half, adding her second goal of the game

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— the third of her career — in the 79th-minute mark to give the Sooners their fourth goal. She finished her best performance this season with nine shots, four of those on goal. Only one other Sooner, senior forward Kelsey Kraft, had more than one shot for the Sooners against the Wildcats.

Kraft finished with two shots — one on goal — and assisted Petrikin on both goals. OU senior goalkeeper Lisa Jett got the starting nod in goal for the Sooners during Sunday’s action. Jett, OU’s reserve goalkeeper behind junior starter Kelsey Devonshire, played all 90

minutes for the Sooners, giving up two goals while making six saves. Jett was opposite her own sister, Arizona starting goalkeeper Ashley Jett, in goal for the game. Ashley was forced to make three saves while the Sooners held a 17-12 shot advantage.

Poll: OU plays No. 5 Florida State this weekend Continued from page 1 the Sooners stayed at the top spot in the rankings. Notre Dame (95 weeks), Ohio State (94) and Southern California (90) trail the Sooners in the poll, which began in 1936. OU also topped the preseason rankings for the 10th

time, another record. The Sooners have historically performed well as the country’s No. 1 team, winning 72 of 80 games when topping the AP Poll. Prior to this season, the Sooners spent two weeks at No. 1 in 2008. OU beat Baylor, 49-17, in Waco before losing to No. 5 Texas, 45-35, the following week.

Oklahoma defended its No. 1 ranking this season with a 47-14 win against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Sept. 3 at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. OU’s standing will be put to the test Saturday against No. 5 Florida State in Tallahassee, Fla., and games against No. 8 Oklahoma State, No. 9 Texas A&M, No.

19 Baylor and No. 24 Texas also pepper the Sooners’ 2011 schedule. OU also leads the country in weeks atop the BCS rankings (20). The Sooners spent one week at No. 1 in the BCS last season, but OU was upset by the Missouri Tigers, 36-27, on the road in Columbia, Mo.

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The No. 18 Oklahoma Wichita State volleyball team took its talents to South Beach this WHEN: 6 p.m. Wednesday weekend and came away WHERE: Charles Koch Arena, from the Miami (Fla.) Wichita, Kan. Hurricane Invitational with a 2-1 record in the LAST GAME: The Shockers lost to Northern Colorado, 3-1, on tournament. Saturday in Fort Collins, Colo. The Sooners routed Florida A&M on Friday and made quick work of Auburn on Saturday morning but dropped their last game to host Miami on Saturday night. Seniors Brianne Barker and Suzy Boulavsky were named to the all-tournament team for their play over the weekend. Barker averaged 10 assists and 2.67 digs per set for the tournament, and Boulavsky led the Sooners with 3.1 kills per set and hit .312 over the weekend. The tournament started well for the Sooners as they made quick work of Florida A&M, sweeping the Rattlers, 3-0 (-11, -12, -12), in just an hour and five minutes. The Sooners hit .449 for the match, their highest percentage in the rally-scoring era, while holding the Rattlers to a .036 hitting percentage. Senior Caitlin Higgins led the OU attack with a doubledouble, tallying 10 kills and 10 digs. OU committed just five attack errors in the match. Saturday morning looked very similar to Friday night. Oklahoma swept the Auburn Tigers, 3-0 (-19, -16, -16), in a match that lasted only slightly longer than the match against Florida A&M at one hour and 15 minutes. OU hit .347 as a team and held the Tigers to a .124 hitting percentage, and Boulavsky led the offense with 11 kills. Junior María Fernanda had 25 digs, her highest total this season. But the Sooners hit a wall against Miami on Saturday night. Oklahoma took the first set, 25-17, but the Hurricanes stepped up their defense and took the next three sets to win the match, 3-1 (17-25, -17, 26-24, -19). The Hurricanes had 90 digs to OU’s 78 and hit .278 to OU’s .241. Boulavsky led the Sooners with 15 kills, and sophomore Sallie McLaurin had 13. Fernanda had 28 digs in the match.

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44 More difficult 45 Rules out 46 Belfry residents 47 Come up after a dive 50 Kind of package 51 Wall-bracket shape 54 Enthusiastic review 55 Umpire’s favorite dessert? 58 Brainchild 59 Greek letters 60 Dirty bathtub’s trait 61 Pocket protector wearer, in stereotypes 62 Watering hole items 63 Big diamonds DOWN 1 Jet speed unit 2 Aerobics class reminder 3 “But only God can make a ___� (Kilmer) 4 Tiger’s platform 5 Santa’s ride 6 Walks the floor 7 Sharif or Bradley 8 “Mighty� fine home for a squirrel? 9 Undergrad 10 Manicurist’s

favorite dessert? 11 Aweather’s opposite 12 Your brothers, to your father 13 Kind of pilot 18 Bitter ill will 23 Adjustable dress feature 24 Ms. Rogers’ favorite dessert? 25 Type of servant or engineer 26 Speech impediments 27 Cove 28 Writer ___ Ingalls Wilder 29 Airport areas 30 Sounded like a pigeon 31 Ne’er-dowell 32 Jewish feast

34 Greetings for the villain 37 Barbecue shack snack 41 Mater’s partner 43 Droll one 44 Bother 46 Cartoon elephant 47 Land of leprechauns 48 ___-to-order (custom) 49 “Be it ___ so humble ¡â€? 50 Baby-faced 51 Grandiose 52 “Walk the ___â€? (2005 biopic) 53 Betty Grable’s were insured 56 Agricultural tool 57 Garment with underwire

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LOCAL ART

Second Friday celebrates new, old shops Stash, Five work to bring life to city KATHERINE BORGERDING Life & Arts Editor

S e p t e m b e r ’s S e c o n d Friday Art Walk brought people flocking to the east end of Main Street for Stash’s first birthday celebration and the opening of Norman’s newest member to the arts community, Five. Local fair trade shop Stash, in collaboration with Five, a new creative agency and arts venue located in the back of Stash’s building, held a community art project that encouraged shoppers to pick up a cup of paint and pour in over a wooden base to create a kaleidoscope of color around the base. The two businesses planned the event to coincide with the monthly Second Friday Circuit of Art put on by the Norman Arts Council to celebrate Five’s opening and Stash’s first year in business. Five was born out of The Idea Collective, a marketing and public relations firm

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Five serves as headquarters of community-based creative agency The Idea Collective. Celebrating Stash’s first birthday, The Idea Collective invited customers to collaborate by pouring paint onto a base to create unique works of art.

founded by Ginger Roddick and David Kittredge. Kittredge said Five was designed to act as an arts venue for the Norman community and is a new branch of the business he and Roddick coown. “We want to bring new life

to Norman, to bring something different than the smoky bar, something a little livelier,” Kittredge said. Kittredge said The Idea Collective worked with Norman Music Festival last year and the Buffalo Lounge for the South by South West

music festival. Kittredge and Roddick met when Roddick became the publicist of Kittredge’s band in Austin. Roddick came to Norman when her husband took a job as OU’s head tennis coach. Kittredge soon moved to Norman,

where he grew up, to go into business with Roddick. The collaboration with Stash came about when Roddick tried to rent the dow ntow n Nor man shop’s location after Stash had signed the lease said Rebecca Bean, co-owner of

Stash. “Their Vision is very much the same as ours in that we want to see the downtown art community in Norman thrive and grow,” Bean said. “We want to be an outlet and to be a place of expression for Norman artists.” Both Bean and her business partner, Della Patterson said they are amazed by the success of their first year in business. “This first year has flown by,” Bean said. “This is our baby, and we have watched our baby grow in ways we never would have anticipated, and we hope to bring in more clothing and more furniture in the next year.” Bean said Stash and Five have planned an outdoor market as their next collaboration. The Mohawk Market is scheduled for the end of October and will feature local artists and farmers as well as musicians and a pumpkin patch. As for Five, Kittredge said they will hold a music series and plan to show OU football away games after they finish renovations to their venue.

COLUMN

Norman cupcake shops’ style entices students

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hen it comes to LIFE & ARTS COLUMNIST cupcakes, things get personal. It’s hard to say what the allure behind cupcakes is. Is it their miniature size, or the ability to personalize that makes them so loved? Whatever the attraction Megan Deaton is, cupcake places are popmeggiejennie@ou.edu ping up all over Norman, and show no signs of slowing down. With the cupcake market growing at such a rapid pace, cupcakeries must find ways to set themselves apart from competitors.

Crimson and Whipped Cream Crimson and Whipped Cream, 331 White St., is tucked into a small space next to Victoria’s on Campus Corner’s White Street. The trendy and convenient location is perfect for an after dinner cup of coffee and sweet splurge. A large glass window gives diners a view of the inner workings of the bakery, and a semi-hidden photo booth in the back hallway allows visitors to memorialize their cupcake experience. Taste: 8/10 Presentation: 7/10 Atmosphere: 10/10

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Jemz Cupcakes, 2201 W. Main St., Suite 200, shares a building with a liquor store on Main Street. The location is not quite what you might expect from a cupcake shop, and the atmosphere inside leaves something to be desired. The decorations are a random conglomeration of various Marilyn Monroe era memorabilia and trinkets. Though the cupcakes themselves are beautifully decorated, the taste is a little dry. Jemz has some improving to do before it can keep up with the other cupcakeries in Norman. Taste: 5/10 Presentation: 8/10 Atmosphere: 5/10

If you’re afraid of bright colors, stay away from Emma J’s Bakery, 1334 N. Interstate Drive. The walls of the shop are completely covered in various shades of lime green and hot pink that could be capable of inducing headaches. Nevertheless, the store offers one of the widest selections of cupcakes, and they are all decorated impeccably. From lemon to wedding cake, there are enough flavors to keep everyone satisfied. Taste: 8/10 Presentation: 9/10 Atmosphere: 6/10

Sweets and Spurs Sweets and Spurs, 215 34th Ave. S.W., has an extremely unique vibe. The store offers not only sweet treats, but also a generous variety of cowboy boots. Combining what southern girls love most, the shop is decorated to perfection, with comfy lounges instead of tables and chairs. With such a unique combination, Sweets and Spurs could have the ability to be a strong competitor in the growing Norman cupcake market. Taste: 7/10 Presentation: 10/10 Atmosphere: 10/10

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Weekend

Students find time for fun OU was host to several campus activities around campus for all

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Top Left: Matthew Cohagan, mechanical engineering sophomore, hoses down students after Friday’s Union Programming Board foam party on the roof of the union parking garage. The annual event brings in gallons of soap and plays music to the dancing crowd. Top Right: Students dance at the Union Programming Board’s annual foam party on top of the union parking garage Friday. Students frolick in the foam-filled union parking garage during UPB’s annual foam party Friday. Photo by DARIAN HARMON/The Daily

Bottom Left: The Neophytes of Phi Beta Sigma entertain the crowd at Dale Hall Friday night at their coming out party. The chapter held their annual event to showcase the group’s talents Center: Grant Harris, singer for Breathe Electric, performs with the band Thursday night as part of the Union Programming Board’s concert series. The Union Programming Board held a Facebook poll to ask students for suggestions for their concert series hosted with Campus Activities Council. Bottom Right: The Members of Delta Sigma Theta perform their chant during roll call at the Phi Beta Sigma Stomp Event on Friday at Dale Hall. The group of men and women danced and chanted to celebrate the Delta Sigma Theta chapter.

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2011-12 Men’s Basketball Student Season Ticket Sale Sale Date Tuesday, September 13

Ticket Price

Student Season tickets are $140 and all charges will be made to the student’s bursar account. There is a $15 processing fee for all orders.

Returning Students Sept. 13

On sale for returning OU Students online September 13 at 7 am. Walk up sales will begin at 10 am if supplies last. All sales are first-come, first served and while supplies last.

New Students (Freshmen and Transfer) Sept. 13

New OU students (freshmen and transfers) sign up for tickets on September 13 at 7 am. A lottery (if necessary) will take place on September 14 if demand exceeds supply.

Men’s Basketball Rebate Offer

Just by attending (or having someone else use your season ticket) you will have the opportunity to qualify for our rebate program. At the completion of the season, those student season ticket holders that went to 14 or more of the games (90%) will have a $140 credit put back on their bursar account and anyone who attended at least 12 of the games (80%) will receive a $50 credit. 2011-12 OU STUDENT SEASON TICKET ONLINE ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS 1. Visit www.soonersports.com 2. Mouse over Tickets line 3. Click on “ Student Tickets”. 4 Click on "Order Student Tickets Online" link 5. Click on "Register" if you have not yet regis tered or type in your email address and password that you have set up previously. 6. Click on the "Basketball Student Season Ticket" link. 7. Enter your order for one basketball season ticket. To order a spouse or dependent child ticket, you must go to the Athletics Ticket Office and present a marriage license (spouse) or birth Certificate (child) unless you have previously done so. Please make sure that you order your ticket first. Marriage license and Birth Certificates must be turned in before the deadline. 8. Review your order, proceed to the payment screen, and click the submit payment button. Tickets are $140 and will be billed to your Bursar account in late fall. A $15 non refundable service fee will be applied to all online orders. 9. Complete the sale until you see the confirmation page. Please print this confirmation for your records. If you do not complete the ordering process you will not receive a ticket.

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