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Student loans may be going unpaid across the country, but OU’s default rate on federal student loans remains low, which one university official attributes to the quality of OU graduates. The two-year student loan default rate in

the United States rose to 8.8 percent last year, up from 7 percent in the 2008 fiscal year, according to figures released Monday by the Department of Education. However, the rate at OU is 3.8 percent, barely up from its 3.6 percent rate in FY 2008 and one of the lowest rates in the nation. That number is even more impressive considering 37 percent of OU undergraduate students receive some kind of federal student loan aid, according to the department’s Institute of Education Sciences.

Brad Burnett, OU associate vice president for enrollment and student financial services, credit the low rate to OU students. “My first impression ... is that the student body here is just excellent,” Burnett said. “Their ability to go out and find work upon graduation ... that’s helping them pay their loans.” Another explanation is the Financial Education and Counseling Center, formed six years ago per the request of University College. Student surveys showed they were

interested in financial education, so Burnett began speaking on the subject during freshman Gateway classes, he said. His lectures cover budgeting, credit cards and the ramifications of defaulting on student loans, on which students cannot file bankruptcy. Burnett also encourages students to look at entry-level salaries of jobs in their fields so they have a reasonable idea of what they can

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Jordane Pisciotto, graduate student from France, eats at Burger King in adams center on monday. Pisciotto said he and his roommate are frequent guests at the fast-food restaurant. “We eat there two to three times per week. We can’t bother to cook. Back home, my mother cooks,” Pisciotto said.

Cuisine choices conflict with cultures Students choose between healthy, greasy diets CoCo CoURToIS

need to worry about the dinner,“ said Aris Phylaktou, an aerospace engineering student Exchange students dread the phrase “Do you from Greece. When asked if they try to focus on healthy want fries with that?,” as greasy fast food confood, Cafferty said it all depends if pasta is concerns those trying to make healthy choices. Spending a year in the heart of the Supersize sidered healthy. Many exchange students eat pasta by default. land exacerbates that struggle to “I couldn’t survive without my choose the right food. “I never eat pasta,” said Luisa Mencacci, an One way students, such as vegetables. I just Italian graduate student in forYannick Cafferty, avoid the drivedon’t like them, eign language. thru is loading up the kitchen inItalian food has been wellstead of the car. and besides, they integrated in American culture, “We try to have all the basics are hard to cook.” but Mencacci said it is far from around all the time — rice, pasta, the original product. salad, bacon, eggs,” said Cafferty, JoRdane Pisciotto, “Macaroni and cheese are not a German industrial engineering gRaduate student FRom FRance pasta; it’s fast food. It’s totally and management student. “Every different from the way we do it,” time we go to Walmart, we try to Mencacci said. think of two or three meals for the week.” For her, healthy food and fresh vegetables But for Cafferty, cooking isn’t a solo affair. “We decided the first day to cook and shop for are the most important part of eating, even if it everyone,” she said. “It’s not harder to cook more means going twice a week to Walmart, Mencacci said. of the same thing, and it’s much more fun.” morgan Bont/tHe daiLy But healthy is not always the priority. His roommates said they also appreciate this “The most important things are fresh products luisa menacci, foreign language graduate student, precooking system. “Last week, I was really busy with my homepares a traditional italian meal in her kitchen tuesday see FOOD page 2 at the Kraetli apartments. work, and I was really pleased to know I didn’t

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OU Recycling is now the proud caregiver of a blue whale, or at least the equivalent of one. The OU campus has recycled 199 tons of material since January, and the number of recycled products continues to rise, OU Recycling supervisor Greg Brezinski said. And how many employees does it take to pick up recycling equaling the world’s largest mammal? About seven. Brezinski said the crew starts picking up recycling bins, totaling about 350 pounds of material, at 5 a.m. every day. There are more than 900 trashcans or recycling bins throughout the campus, OU Facilities Management Director Brian Ellis said. Paper products are then shredded in the recycling facility south of campus before they are sold to paper manufacturers such as Georgia Pacific, Brezinski said. OU Recycling also is responsible for putting out trashcans and recycling bins on game days. The crew usually starts around 3 or 4 a.m. the next day picking up trash at the stadium and on the roads, Brezinski said. At the recycling facility, the crew hand-sorts the recycled aluminum cans and plastics before they are sold to Green Star Recycling. Other items recycled include compressors, electric motors, cardboard and

OU welcomed its newest high-tech facility to the campus Wednesday morning. The College of Architecture hosted the Gould Hall ribbon-cutting event for donors, faculty and students. Gould Hall will house for

the first time all five disciplines of the college — architecture, construction science, interior design, landscape architecture and regional and city planning — in the same hall. Gould Hall gives students greater opportunities and a more rounded learning experience, college dean Charles Graham said. Former Oklahoma City Mayor Kirk Humphreys and President David Boren see GOULD page 3


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recycle: Confidentiality important for crew “There are students who have came from different backgrounds who may not have the habit of recycling. We want the students to get exposed to the idea of how to treat the land better.”

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Today around campus A reading-speed improvement seminar hosted by the Student Success Series will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. in Wagner Hall, Room 245. A concert featuring Stephanie Leon Shames and Jonathan Shames will be from 8 to 10 p.m. in Catlett Music Center’s Paul F. Sharp Concert Hall.

Friday, Sept. 16 A lecture from the 12th Series of David Ross Boyd Lectures, titled “Popular Song as Moral Microcosm,” will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Sam Noble Museum. The lecture is free and open to the public. “From Pacifist to Warrior-Christ: Jesus in Medieval Imagination,” a free lecture sponsored by the Medieval Fair, will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Room A/B of the Norman Public Library, 225 N. Webster Ave. Women’s volleyball will host Texas Southern at 2 p.m. and Arkansas-Little Rock at 7 p.m. at McCasland Field House. Women’s tennis will host the Sooner Fall Invitational all day in Headington Family Tennis Center.

saturday, sept. 17 Women’s volleyball will play Arkansas-Pine Bluff at noon and Boise State at 7 p.m. in McCasland Field House. Women’s soccer will play BYU at 3 p.m. at the OU Soccer Complex. A watch party for the OU-Florida State football game will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Crossroads Lounge. Women’s tennis will host the Sooner Fall Invitational all day in Headington Family Tennis Center. Women’s rugby’s War of the Roses Tournament will take place from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Al Veelie Rugby Complex. The tournament is free.

tires. Brezinski said there are about 16 cardboard trailers on campus, and the tires are usually picked up near trash areas. Paper products make up the bulk of recycling during the summer, more than aluminum cans and plastic, possibly because colleges are getting rid of old tests and documents during that time, Brezinski said. And when time comes for old tests to be discarded, confidentiality is key. Most recycling bins on campus have locks, and old tests and documents are always shredded before they are sold to vendors, Brezinski said. But before any shredding can be done, students must first make the effort to recycle.

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A bundle of compressed plastic recyclables waits to be collected Wednesday outside the OU recycling facility on south campus.

“There are students who have came from different backgrounds who may not have the habit of recycling,” Ellis said. “We want the students to get exposed to the idea of how to treat the land better.” Ellis said the goal for

campus recycling is to reduce the amount of trash put into the landfill. “Recycling is essentially a national issue, a worldwide issue,” he said. And UOSA echoes that it should be a campuswide issue.

Brian Ellis, OU Facilities Management director

“One of the biggest initiatives for the Sustainability Department within UOSA is to better educate our peers on how accessible and easy recycling is on campus,” said Natalie Jester, director of UOSA’s sustainability department. “We hope to increase awareness and participation in existing projects and initiatives.”

food: Exchange students prefer to cook meals Continued from page 1 and quality; it’s OK if it’s not always the healthiest,” said Julien Fontaine, a French graduate student in history. “I always try to eat real good meat, like a good steak from Oklahoma.” Fontaine said he cooked often in France and continued to cook when he came to the United States to study. “I cook because I like it, because it’s delicious and because there’s nothing that can suit your taste better than what you cook for yourself,” Fontaine said. And while many worry about unhealthy American options, for French student Jordane Pisciotto, healthy food is not a priority. “I eat pizza, hamburgers, pasta and bread for the most part,“ said Pisciotto, graduate student in comparative law and international politics. “I never eat vegetables. I just



don’t like them, and besides, they are hard to cook.” Breakfast is about the only thing Pisciotto is willing to attempt. “I didn’t know how to break an egg before, so that’s all new to me,” Pisciotto said. He said he always had someone to cook his meals and did not see the point in learning. “I don’t even want to learn how to cook; I just survive,” Pisciotto said. And despite many students’ desire to cook at home, they don’t have time between classes to return to their apartment to cook. “For lunch, I have no choice but to eat American food,” said Yougmin Kim, a linguistics and English education student from South Korea. “But I usually cook because I want to treat my traditional food to my roommates.” Even though she didn’t cook back in South Korea,

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she has to now. “I learned quickly because nowadays it’s easy to go look a recipe on the Internet,” Kim said. To find Korean food in large quantities, she and her friends had to go to the Hmart, an extensive Asian supermarket in Dallas, to stock up for several months. “I understand it’s a different culture, but I don’t feel like eating American food for a long time,” Kim said. “I’m afraid for my health.” Whatever solution exchange students choose,

many agree American food is different from what they are used to. “This is like little things that you have at home, and you think it’s the same thing here, but it’s not,” Cafferty said. “It just doesn’t hit the spot. It seems that everything is overly processed.” Bu t Fo nt a i n e sa i d h e knows campus food doesn’t represent all American food. “The only American food we know is the bad one, but the real Thanksgiving, Momcooked food, this is what I’d like to eat,” Fontaine said.


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Students met with more than 100 local and national companies set up at booths for the Sooner Showcase Career Fair on Wednesday in Lloyd Noble Center. The fair offered students information about internships and full-time employment opportunities and the opportunity to hand out resumes. The fair was geared specifically for students interested in working in areas of business, industry and government. Senior international business and accounting major Jeremy Owens said this was his fourth year attending the career fair. “Lots of businesses are represented, and I’m looking for a job, so it’s a great way to get in touch with businesses and kind of give me some face time as well as me to get to know them better,” Owens said. OU Career Services Director Bette Scott said what attracted employers most to

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Chris McIntosh, management information systems sophomore, meets with potential employers at Wednesday’s Sooner Showcase Career Fair in Lloyd Noble Center.

what school’s we want to target,” Dunivan said. “Basically we’re interested in attracting the best and brightest, and we feel we can accomplish that at the University of Oklahoma.” Oklahoma City-based Devon Energy Corp. was one of the many companies that collected students’ resumes. Devon representative and former student Matt

Hogg works as a land man for the company, securing land rights for the company to be able to drill and explore for oil and gas. Devon chose to participate in the Sooner Showcase Fair because of OU’s energy management department, Hogg said. Scott said the fair’s number of 114 companies represented

Banks: Scholarships increase with campaign Continued from page 1 afford post-graduation. Burnett encourages students not to take student loans unless they need them. But if it comes down to getting a degree or not getting a degree, they’re a good investment, he said. Another explanation for OU’s rate is more students are receiving private

scholarships from the university, allowing them to avoid loans. O U ’s $ 2 5 0 m i l l i o n Campaign for Scholarships, now at $180 million, has allowed OU to more than double its private scholarships in the last five years, university spokesman Michael Nash said. The campaign created the Sooner Heritage Scholarships, which targets

students from middle-income families, students who wouldn’t qualify for Federal Pell Grants but also couldn’t pay for tuition outright, Burnett said. The program has provided more than $10.6 million in funds and almost 22,000 scholarships since its creation, Nash said. To accommodate all the scholarships, the university added a scholarship center in Whitehand Hall about a

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OU’s career fair is the quality of students who graduate from OU. “I think the primary focus here for the companies is they have identified the University of Oklahoma as graduating the top students, and they want to be able to hire those students to go to work in their company after they graduate,” Scott said. Sandia National Laboratories, a national securities laboratory operated by Lockheed Martin, was one of the companies in attendance Wednesday. Sandia’s center business manager, Todd Dunivan, said it was the company’s first year to participate. “We have been evaluating the opportunities out there to get the top students. We look at quite a number of factors when we make decisions on


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year and a half ago, Burnett said. Students can apply for all private scholarships at the center using the OU Common Scholarship Application instead of applying for each individually. “Students are doing more financial planning than ever before,” Burnett said. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

this year increased from last year’s of about 95 in attendance. This slight increase in companies at the career fair was partly due to a better job market, she said. “I think the job market is turning around this year, so companies are taking advantage of that and are trying to hire more,” Scott said.

attended the ceremony, as did the Lemon family, who donated $3 million to the college. For three years, the college was relocated off campus, and interior design senior Lacey Scanlan said after being housed in the vacant Hobby Lobby store on Main Street, undergraduates were lucky to be in a new facility. The newly renovated Gould Hall features a two-story vaulted gallery, Buskuhl Gallery, which allows students to change lighting and space to accommodate their work. Another section of the building has a “super studio” with two, 40-inch televisions and a work table for students. The building brings undergraduates and graduates together to create a better sense of community within the college, said Lynnsee Turner, senior student ambassador.

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Questions surround smoke ban Our View: Both sides of the smoking ban debate have good points, but both raise even more questions.

UPDATE Editorial series Background: This is the first editorial in a three-part series on a smoking ban proposed by President David Boren.

When the editorial board met Tuesday to discuss President David Boren’s plans for a complete smoking ban, we found ourselves split over whether to support the proposal. Both sides have strong arguments, and it seems like the longer we discuss it, the more questions we raise.

Wednesday: We examined the motivation behind the suggested ban and urge a campuswide vote on the issue.

Today: We lay out the important questions raised by both sides of the debate. Friday: We will explore the implications of Boren’s ban suggestion and the importance of democratic representation on campus.

Those who support the ban Defending campus beauty: Spend any time on cigarettes that are included in that $45,000 price campus and you’ll notice them: cigarette butts tag? Is it just man-hours — and in that case, will scattered on the ground, stashed in flower beds this new policy result in job loss? And how was and generally anywhere that isn’t an ashtray or the cigarette-specific cost calculated out of the trash can. overall litter removal cost? This trash accumulation is the fault of a few rude A total ban will effectively punish all smokers students, but it affects our campus in a large way, as for the actions of a few rude individuals. do the singe marks on the benches and trash cans. Just cleaning up the litter left by smokers costs the Give us the facts: Where’s the evidence to university $45,000 a year, Landscape Director Allen support this change? We want to see compelling King said in an email. evidence that restricting smoking will have We’re not sure exactly how the landscape depart- a real, measurable impact on the health and ment came up with these numbers, and we find environment of OU — not just that it will be good them a little suspect, but even if that cost is taken for individual smokers. Will it improve air quality? out of the picture, the costs of replacing benches Lower rates of respiratory illness? Have similar and repainting trash cans is a clear sum. bans at other universities shown such Trash can damage costs OU $1,200 a year, results? The Our View and each bench costs $90 to clean, King is the majority said. Education, not regulation: Other opinion of universities have found smoking bans The Daily’s Need for enforcement: We already have nearly impossible to enforce. We should 10-member a partial ban in place, which forbids be looking at other options. If health is editorial board smoking within 25 feet of building really the priority, OU can help students entrances, but these rules aren’t being stop smoking by creating tobacco followed. Rude and uncaring students have forced education programs and supporting resources to the call for a total ban. help students quit. Enforcement will be much simpler if this ban is If the administration is really concerned with put into place, and even if we don’t manage to enmaking students healthier, it should focus on force the new rules perfectly, they eventually will changing their minds, not making the choice for lead to a non-smoking culture on campus. them. Healthier campus for all: A smoking ban will help create a culture of health on campus. Anyone who smokes can admit that it isn’t a healthy habit. Some in the OU community have health problems exacerbated by smoke. They shouldn’t have to be exposed, and the current rules do not protect them. This may seem like the majority opinion steamrolling over individual rights, but the behavior of smokers infringes on the lives of others. One person’s right to smoke ends where another’s nose and lungs begin.

Restricting free choice: It isn’t the administration’s place to force students to be healthy. Smoking is a legal activity, campus is a public space and students’ health habits should be their own free choice. Yes, smoking bothers some students, but smokers pay tuition, too. Their opinion shouldn’t be ignored for the sake of other students’ olfactory comfort. Can’t we try something else before a complete ban, such as enforcing the current rules?

No matter which side we examine, we come up with many of the same questions. Students being heard: Speaking of majority What was the real motivation behind the proposopinion, we’ve already voted on this. In 2009, a al for the ban? Why was nothing done after the 2009 majority of voters in the UOSA election supported ballot results in favor of a ban and the 2010 UOSA a smoking ban. Why were these results ignored by resolution to the same effect? the administration? Why is something only now If a ban is adopted, how will it be enforced and being done, with little connection to the original how much will it cost? student input? Won’t a campus ban just push all the litter and And if these results were ignored because they smoke to the perimeter of campus, creating a major represent just more than 10 percent of the student problem for business there? Would a ban even be body, then we should hold another, campuswide effective — has it been at other universities — or vote on the issue. should we be looking in other directions for ways to make campus healthier? Those who are against the ban We need to have these questions answered beDo the numbers add up? The numbers Boren put fore a final decision is made. forth in his speech don’t seem to tell the whole Comment on this at story. Just what costs are involved in picking up


More respect needed in smoking issue re: Tuesday’s article “Boren hopes to make OU smoke-free by spring 2012 semester” I think that a complete ban would be impractical. By personal experience, OU would not be able to enforce this — it cannot even enforce the 25-foot regulation as it is. However, if smoking is limited to designated areas, faculty and students who smoke would still be able to get their nicotine and relax, and if the areas are located away from highly trafficked areas, then non-smokers wouldn’t have to breath in smoke. I confess, I am a smoker. I enjoy my addiction and would be royally put off if I had to walk 10 minutes to smoke after a long day of classes. However, I can thoroughly empathize with non-smokers’ displeasure. It disgusts me when smokers can honestly say they have the right to do what they want, where they want. That’s just arrogant, inconsiderate dribble. Part of citizenship is respecting others’ rights just as much as your own. As a smoker, I try not to impose myself on others as much as possible. I don’t mind walking the extra halfminute to the secluded bench to take my five-minute break,

so as to not push my pollution upon others. If it means taking the extra effort of taking my butts to a trash can or ash tray, I’m happy to do so. It really is an eyesore to see so many cigarette butts on the ground. It isn’t painfully taxing to take the extra effort to do one’s part in keeping this campus great by cleaning up one’s own mess — it’s not OU’s responsibility to play mommy and clean up the sidewalks and other facilities we use. Just to clarify, smokers aren’t the only ones to be admonished. Just as there are some smokers who ought to be more considerate of others, there are some non-smokers who ought to back off. Smelling a little smoke for a couple seconds isn’t going to kill you, so shut up. Making smartass remarks accomplish nothing, and is an act of self-gratification at best. When handling the smoking issue, if both sides exercise a little patience and respect, enacting a balanced solution shouldn’t be difficult. Jonathan Scranton, aerospace engineering junior


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merica has a OPINION COLUMNIST rich tradition of politicians making fools of themselves. This has mostly taken the form of gaffed sound bites — some misinformation erroneously delivered to the public by the people Jacob Oller who presume to lead us. With these inane quotations spoon-fed to the populous, the national opinion is that most politicians don’t know the New Deal from the “Everyday Low Deals” at Walmart. However, most of these apparent “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader” failures attended prestigious universities and hold impressive Ivy League degrees. Even the most academically adept among us screw up every once in a while, right? Yet Republican frontrunner Rick Perry, who’s proven to be just plainly unintelligent, hasn’t been lampooned half as strongly as those with entertaining slipups. Crazy, considering that Perry’s lackluster college transcript has been publicly available. A solid C student, Perry’s depressing resume of grades from his Texas A&M days frighten anyone who realizes this dunce is attempting to run our country. After getting a D in economics, a C in U.S. history, and a C in gym, it’s a wonder Perry wasn’t laughed out of school, let alone the presidential race. Similarly dreary are the grades from Perry’s obviously relevant-to-politics major: animal science. With a D in veterinary anatomy, an F in organic chemistry, and a C in animal breeding (How hard can that be?), a former Perry classmate’s quote — “[Perry] was not the brightest guy around” — seems apt. While stupid one-liners or factual mistakes should embarrass candidates into rechecking their data, I feel like grades and intellect should be more heavily weighted in our judgments. I’m not saying that the valedictorian from Harvard would automatically get my vote, but impressive academic achievement makes me feel way better about someone heading our nation than someone who barely passed gym. Jacob Oller is a management information systems sophomore.


Mean-spirited Twitter comments do not reflect ‘Noles On behalf of the entire Florida State University community, we would like to send our most sincere regrets about the deplorable messages that were sent via social media by one of our students. In no way does this individual represent our university. As soon as we received notice about these very inappropriate messages, we contacted the student and his account and messages were deleted and appropriate action was taken. In the meantime, he did much harm to the recipients of the messages and OU, as well as to Florida State and our reputation. Last fall when you hosted the Seminoles in Norman, all who attended returned to Tallahassee with stories of your gracious hospitality. We hope to return the favor with warm, Southern hospitality this weekend. We look forward to welcoming you to Tallahassee, and please accept our best wishes for a great game on Saturday on the field of play. Mary B. Coburn, vice president for student affairs

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SPORTS ›› Sooners shocked by Wichita State, 3-2, Wednesday night in Wichita. WSU won the final three sets for a comeback win against Oklahoma.

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Players shrug off name recognition Sooners add family members of coach, ESPN analyst RJ Young

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Run your finger down the 2011-12 OU men’s basketball team roster. Yes, you did read those names correctly: Fraschilla and Kruger. Freshman guard James Fraschilla is the son of ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla, and sophomore guard Jarrod Kruger is the nephew of OU coach Lon Kruger. Both are walk-ons at OU this season, and neither said he sees his last name as a burden. “It’s just like anybody else with their family name on the back of their jersey,” Kruger said. “I expect to be treated the same way.” Kruger comes to Oklahoma after stops at Kansas State and Kansas. He didn’t see any game time at Kansas State as a walk-on but was a two-year starter for West High School in Topeka, Kan., and he helped lead the team finish state runner-up in 2010. Kruger said he told Lon Kruger over the 2010-11 winter break he was thinking of transferring to UNLV to play for him. The decision was much easier after Lon Kruger came to OU in the spring. “I thought this would be a great opportunity to play for my uncle,” Kruger said. “I’ve always wanted to play for my uncle.” Kruger said he attended Kansas State because he thought it was where he wanted to be, but he didn’t

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OU announces 2012 schedule

Bio Box James Fraschilla

The OU women’s gymnastics program announced its 2012 schedule Wednesday. The Sooners will face 10 teams that finished in the top 25 last season, six of those finished in the top 10. “This year’s schedule is an inspiring one,” coach K.J. Kindler said. “Our team will have to bring it every week, whether on the road or at home. We will be tested early and throughout the season.” OU also announced it would host the Big 12 Championships for the fifth time March 24 at Lloyd Noble Center. Daily staff reports

Year: Freshman Position: Guard Hometown: Dallas Notes: Franschilla’s father, Fran, is a TV analyst for ESPN.

Bio Box Jarrod Kruger Year: Sophomore Position: Guard Hometown: Topeka, Kan. Notes: Kruger is the nephew of OU coach Lon Kruger.

enjoy it. That’s not the case for Fraschilla, though. Fraschilla, listed at 140 pounds, is the son of ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla, and he is used to people yelling at him in the stands once they see his name. “People always see me and say, ‘That’s James Fraschilla, Fran Fraschilla’s son,’ but it’s not a big deal anymore,” he said. “But when people say, ‘He’s at where he’s at because of who his dad is,’ that gives you added motivation to separate yourself and work harder.” Fraschilla said he is thankful for the discipline and love for basketball his father has taught him. “I am where I am because of my dad,” Fraschilla said.



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OU men’s basketball coach Lon Kruger addresses the crowd at the Alumni Legends game Aug. 27 at Lloyd Noble Center. Kruger’s nephew, Jarrod, and ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla’s son, James, play for OU.

“He’s put me in the right positions, and I want to prove I can do this myself.” Fraschilla said he had offers from other schools, but he has dreamt of playing for Oklahoma since he was a ball boy for the Sooners during the Kelvin Sampson era. “I grew coming to football and basketball games here,” Fraschilla said. “(Former OU coach Jeff ) Capel said I could walk on here, and when he left, (athletic director Joe) Castiglione said my offer would still be on the table.”

Fran Fraschilla coached at Manhattan, St. John’s and New Mexico before starting a career as a TV analyst for ESPN. James became intrigued with his father’s job in broadcast journalism and traveled with him to games his father called, helping him produce video blog posts for He said he will major in journalism at OU. “He’d sit in front of the camera, and I’d produce them for him and send them in to [ESPN’s headquarters],” Fraschilla said.

“When he went to the NIT, I went with him, and we started shooting blogs live from the Madison Square Garden floor.” Lon Kruger said he is excited to have both Fraschilla and Kruger on the team this season. “Walk-ons are folks that have a passion for the game, love to be around the game, love to help in any way possible, be a part of the team and love playing every day,” Lon Kruger said. “Jarrod and James fit that mold, and I’m glad to have them.”

Sooners finish opening rounds T h e O U m e n ’s a n d women’s teams opened their seasons this week. The men finished third of 15 on Tuesday at the Mark Simpson Colorado Invite in Erie, Colo. Junior Abraham Ancer led the Sooners at 7-under, tied for fifth. The women finished seventh of 12 on Tuesday at the Texas A&M “Mo”Morial Invitational in Bryan, Texas. The Sooners finished six strokes out of fourth place. Sophomore Chirapat Jao-Javanil had the best OU finish, ending tied for 13th with an 11-over par. Daily staff reports

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7 ›› Take a look at the Saturday and Sunday schedules for the best of 2011’s Austin City Limits music festival.

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ACL 2011: Don’t skip a beat


ustin City Limits Life & Arts COLUMNIST Music Festival kicks off Friday in Austin, Texas. After steadily growing during the first nine years, the festival draws perhaps its biggest gauntlet of talent for its 10th anniversary. James Corley There is nothing within driving distance quite like ACL — picture Norman Music Festival on a load of steroids. Tens of thousands flock to Zilker Park, south of downtown Austin, to hear some of music’s biggest names. Though it’s built a reputation for drawing indie performers, there’s always a good variety of styles playing simultaneously on the festival’s stages. But having a successful experience at ACL requires a little more than showing up ready to listen. There’s so much to hear crammed into three days, so you cannot be afraid to jump around. Staying for the whole set of one group usually causes you to miss some other great group nearby unless you happen to be seeing your favorite band ever. Be sure to front-load your Friday to move around and be as busy as possible while you still have energy. Saturday will be a little slower — but more packed with people as typically the best-selling one-day pass day — to give you a chance to rest before closing strong on Sunday. With 130 bands playing on eight stages throughout Zilker Park, it can be difficult to choose who to see until the headliners start in the evenings. Below is a list of the bands I’m planning to see Friday. For a complete rundown, visit

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The crowd at the 2010 Austin City Limits cheers while they listen to the music in the blazing sunlight. The music festival draws thousands of eager music lovers each year. Arcade Fire, Coldplay, Stevie Wonder and Fleet Foxes highlight this year’s lineup.

Miniature Tigers This indie pop group from Brooklyn brings the perfect upbeat sound to kick off your Friday morning. Sounds like a mix of The Format and Neon Indian. Time: 11:20 a.m to noon Place: Austin Ventures Stage

Futurebirds The band has a chill, southern-inspired indie sound perfect for dropping in on between sets. Sounds like Band of Horses in its early years.

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Coldplay will be among the bands that play Friday during the Austin City Limits music festival. This year’s Austin City Limits music festival will host more than 100 bands.

Time: 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Place: Google Plus Stage

Conor Oberst is one of the most genius musical minds Theophilus London of our time. There’s more than just Sounds like Monsters of photo provided indie/underground stuff at Folk, The Format or Jack’s ACL, like this guy’s electron- Big Boi will perform on Friday during this year’s Austin City Limits music festival along with many other artMannequin. ists. The festival will take place Friday through Sunday in Austin’s Zilker Park. ic-driven rap dance beats. Sounds like Kid Cudi. Time: 6:10 to 7:10 p.m. Place: AMD Stage Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Foster The People jamming out earlier. this power-pop group, one Place: Bud Light Stage Sounds like Patsy Cline or of the true highlights of Stop by the Honda Stage June Carter. Friday at ACL. and see Cold War Kids Pretty Lights Sounds like The (5:10 to 6:10 p.m.) on your I’ll probably check out Reptar Time: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Raspberries. way to see this group that Sara Bareilles (of “Love If the name isn’t enough Place: Google Plus Stage burst onto the scene earlier Song“ fame) on the Austin to sell you, the groups Time: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. this year at Austin’s South Ventures Stage in the same make-you-want-to-dance Place: Google Plus Stage by Southwest Festival. time slot, but it’s hard to Delta Spirit will make you forget the Sounds like MGMT, argue with Pretty Lights’ Texas heat. This five-piece from Passion Pit or Beach House. electro-driven dance sound Big Boi Sounds like a mix of California brings back as the sun starts to set on Animal Collective and 1960s protest tunes in a raw This former member of Time: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Day 1. Vampire Weekend. style. OutKast not named Andre Place: Google Plus Stage Sounds like Girl Talk. Sounds like The Walkmen 3000 has been fairly sucTime: 1:20 to 2 p.m. or Cold War Kids. cessful during the band’s Time: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Place: Austin Ventures Stage Bright Eyes hiatus as a solo artist. Place: Google Plus Stage Time: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sounds like Timbaland. This indie superstar Place: Bud Light Stage group revolutionized the The Secret Sisters Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. genre’s movement when Coldplay This duo has an oldPlace: Bud Light Stage we were young teens and If you haven’t heard of the Smith Westerns school country sound. can still bring it. Frontman British pop group by now, Perfect for relaxing after Bring it back to indie with

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you’re not from this planet. With a new album dropping soon, their show should be crazy good. Sounds like Coldplay. Time: 8:10 to 9:40 p.m. Place: AMD Stage

Kanye West I’ll pass on “Clocks” and “Viva la Vida” encores to catch Kanye, whose career and style vastly has influenced music. Plus he just dropped a huge album with Jay-Z, “Watch the Throne,” if you didn’t know. Sounds like Lil Wayne. Time: 8:30 to 10 p.m. Place: Bud Light Stage James Corley is a journalism senior and sports editor of The Daily. You can follow him on Twitter at @jamesfcorley.

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Lecture to focus on legendary artist Musical theater school will follow with a play about speaker this fall Alex Nibblett

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Speakers Mark A. White and Eugene B. Adkins will present a lecture titled “A Thursday Evening with George,” hosted by the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. The lecture will take place at 5:30 p.m. today in the Mary Eddy and Fred Jones Auditorium and will discuss legendary artist George Seurat and his well-known painting

called “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte,” created in 1884. The lecture serves as a collaborative effort between the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art and OU’s musical theater department to introduce Seurat’s iconic paintMARK ing, White said. “It is the most im- WHITE portant painting to follow impressionism,” he said, also claiming that this painting encouraged “the next step in advancing

modern art.” George Seurat’s painting was constructed using a technique he developed himself known today as pointillism, where the artist used tiny dots of colors that became blended together to create an image in the viewer’s eyes. “It’s had a life beyond its painting,” White said. “Something about it speaks to people.” OU’s Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theater department is set to perform the 1984 musical, “Sunday in the Park with George” by Steven Sondheim on Oct. 21. The OU play coming later this

“It is the most important painting to follow impressionism.”

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fall will demonstrate the artist during the time in which he painted “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte,” though it will focus more on the artist’s relationship to society. White said this will not be a completely factual play and that students should expect humor and creativity.

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IM Update: Golf Scramble Entries | Registration today and tomorrow at the Huston Huffman Center front desk, $29 per player. Event is Sept. 23 at the Westwood Golf and Country Club. For more information visit http://www. or call Jonathan Dewhirst, (405) 325-3053.

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Student Success Series: Improving Reading Speed with Adequate Comprehension | 5 p.m. in Wagner Hall, room 245. Presented by University College. A Thursday Evening with George | 5:30 p.m. in the Mary Eddy and Fred Jones Auditorium, Fred Jones Junior Museum of Art. Lecture by Mark A. White, Ph.D., Eugene B. Adkins Curator. Georges Seurat’s A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (1884) is one of the most important examples of Post-Impressionism and a prime example of Seurat’s pointillist style. White will explore the significance of the painting and its influence on art and culture. Visit for more information. Sutton Concert Series: Jonathan and Stephanie Shames, Piano Duo | 8 p.m. in the Catlett Music Center. Tickets are $5 for students, OU faculty/staff and seniors and $8 for adults. Call the Fine Arts Box Office, (405) 325-4101, for more information.

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Women’s Volleyball: OU Vs. Boise State | 7 p.m. at the McCasland Field House. Admission is FREE to students with a valid OU ID and there will 150 FREE OU mini megaphones will be given out to fans. Visit for more information. Sunday, Sept. 18 Sutton Concert Series: Academia Filarmonica & OU Chorale | 3 p.m. in the Catlett Music Center. Tickets are $5 for students, OU faculty/staff and seniors and $8 for adults. Call the Fine Arts Box Office, (405) 325-4101, for more information. Don’t Forget… Commuter Alcohol Training Program | Sept. 28 in the Frontier Room of the Oklahoma Memorial Union. All first-year students age 22 and under are required to complete the alcohol training program. Commuter students will receive a letter and an e-mail announcing the dates and times of your program; all programs will take place in the union. For more information or questions regarding the program, please call (405) 325-2255.

Women’s Volleyball: OU Vs. Texas Southern | 2 p.m. at the McCasland Field House. Admission is FREE to students with a valid OU ID and there will 250 free koozies and postgame autographs for fans. Visit for more information. FREE Movie: “Super 8” | 6, 9 p.m. and midnight in the Governors Room, Oklahoma Memorial Union (third floor). Come and see this summer blockbuster before it’s available on DVD, courtesy of the Union Programming Board and Campus Activities Council. Women’s Volleyball: OU Vs. Arkansas-Little Rock | 7 p.m. at the McCasland Field House. Admission is FREE to students with a valid OU ID and 100 FREE OU felt flags will be given out to fans. Visit for more information.



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