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Crisis averted—uncertainty looms With the government open, professors wonder if this solution is temporary MOLLY EVANS
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The nation averted a government crisis on Wednesday, but if Democrats and Republicans can’t agree by January or February, another shutdown could occur, OU political science professors fear. Th e 1 6 - d ay g ove r n m e nt s hu t d ow n c o n c l u d e d Wednesday night with steps to form a budget resolution by mid-December, political science professor Ron Peters said.
Those steps included funding government agencies until Jan. 15, lifting the debt ceiling until Feb. 7, compensating the furloughed government employees and ultimately averting default. That means in the weeks ahead the government will be getting back to work, avoiding a debt crisis and adhering to crucial decision deadlines, Peters said. “This is a positive development insofar as the nation averted a crisis and set in place a timetable that might yield an agreement,” Peters said. “It is, however, no way to run the country, and we can only hope that next time around they’ll be able to reach a compromise on a sustained fiscal policy.” To compromise, the conferees will have to address
expenses and revenues as well as discretionary and entitlement programs, Peters said. “This debate over the budget has been going on for several years, and it is not clear whether the Republicans and Democrats can now reach agreement when they have not been able to in the past,” Peters said. An extension of the debt ceiling and increased stability in fiscal policy are possible if Democrats and Republicans can reach an agreement, Peters said. But if they cannot, then Peters believe there will be a similar “showdown” in January or February, he said. SEE SHUTDOWN PAGE 2
It’s time for an upgrade: D2L Version 10.2 Web interface to undergo a few minor mid-semester changes this Sunday RACHAEL MONTGOMERY Campus Reporter
OU’s learning management system, Desire 2 Learn, will go offline Sunday to upgrade to system 10.2, making the website easier and more efficient for students and faculty to navigate and access. D2L will be inaccessible to students starting at 12:01 a.m. Sunday and will come back online later that day, according to the OU Academic Tech website. The main changes that will come with the upgrade include a new look for the discussions pages, a more easily accessible view of the content list and an auto-complete option for composing email messages, said Becky Grant, information technology communications manager. Although the upgrade is not part of the digital initiative introduced last year, it is OU IT’s means of offering the best possible learning experience to students, Grant said. The upgrade from version 10 to 10.2 is a minor switch, Grant said. By making small updates more frequently, the learning curve for students and instructors will be minimized, Grant said. A big change, such as the upgrade from DSL version 9 to 10, would not occur mid-semester but rather at the end of a semester, Grant said.
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20 year old class facing potential cancellation Upper-division course in the education department is facing low enrollment BENNETT HALL Campus Reporter
A mid-semester weekend course about Oklahoma’s ecosystem is facing low enrollment and potential cancellation as its Oct. 19 start date approaches. “Projects WET, WILD and Learning Tree,” a two-credit upper-division course within the education department, is offered over a four-week period each semester to education and non-education undergraduates and graduate students. Open to all students for over 20 years, the class typically operates with 15 or more students, said Edmund Marek, the course instructor and a College of Education SEE WET, WILD PAGE 2
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Mums have been planted on the South Oval for homecoming week. This year’s theme is “Homecoming Ribbon.” Over 12,500 red, white and yellow chrysanthemums, along with 10,000 Joseph’s coat plants, were used in this year’s design. The design resembles a continuous ribbon with an OU banner at each end.
Flowers on South Oval in full bloom Landscape and Grounds hard work finally pays off
side they should come together,” said Tech 3 landscaper Angel Mejia. After semesters of preparing the South Oval for homecoming with CAITLIN SCHACHTER thousands of chrysanthemums, the Campus Reporter work of OU landscapers was put to the It takes months of planning and test on Thursday when aerial photos cultivation, but the time has finally ar- were taken of the flower design. rived. The mums have blossomed. More than 12,500 red, white and “Media and photographers yellow chrysanthemums, along with 10,000 Joseph’s Coat plants, were from across the state come planted for this year’s landscape deto the campus every year sign on the South Oval, according to a to take photographs of the press release. However, planning to get these designs.” chrysanthemums in the ground starts ALLEN KING, almost five months in advance, and LANDSCAPE AND GROUNDS DIRECTOR the process isn’t completed until homecoming. The flowers have been planted in Before homecoming every year, OU a different design for homecoming landscapers photograph the South every year for the last 25 years, said Oval from a hydraulic lift to make Allen King, Landscape and Grounds sure the chrysanthemums have been director. planted in the correct pattern, Mejia This year, the flowers were planted said. in diamond patterns that resemble a OU also invites members of the continuous ribbon with an OU banner media to use the bucket truck to take at each end. The flowers are planted so their own aerial photos of the oval, acthat the yellow and red diamond pat- cording to a press release. terns are split into two matching rows “Media and photographers from all the way down the South Oval. across the state come to the campus “If you look at one row on the left every year to take photographs of the side and then look at a row on the right designs,” King said.
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OU Landscape and Grounds workers began tilling and ripping out the flowerbeds in the spring, King said. In the second week of June, it took them about a week to plant all of the chrysanthemums. Chrysanthemums are planted because they bloom during football season, King said. Though the flowers are planted months ahead, they don’t begin to blossom until a few weeks before homecoming, said gardener Chester Warner. For the chrysanthemums to peak around homecoming, workers use varying amounts of fertilizer. After the flowers have been in the ground for three to four months, the gardeners use a slow-release fertilizer to help the chrysanthemums reach their full bloom, Mejia said. A month before homecoming, they also give the chrysanthemums blossom food, which helps to increase the blossom. “The more fertilizer you have, the better,” Mejial said. “Although this year we’ve had really good rain so that has really helped the mums.” Planting chrysanthemums on the South Oval has been a homecoming tradition for many years, King said. The Morris Pitman family’s garden endowment fund pays for funds planting the chrysanthemums each year.
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Today around campus A modern languages conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Scholars Room. Tierra Tinta is the graduate student organization of OU’s department of Modern Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics. The conference will encourage dialogue and research in the fields of Latin American, Spanish and LusoBrazilian Studies. A meet up for graduate students and faculty will take place from 10 a.m. to noon in Wagner Hall, Room 280. Refreshments will be provided. An opportunity to guess the score of the OU vs. KU game will take place at 11:30 a.m. in the Oklahoma Memorial Union’s first floor lobby. Students can play for a chance to win either a Kindle Fire HD or a 32-inch Vizio flat screen at the end of the semester. An informational session about international study funding will be presented at noon in David L. Boren Hall, Room 180 and 181. Boren Awards will provide up to $30,000 for U.S. graduate students and $20,000 for U.S. undergraduates. An opening reception for the MFA exhibition will be held at 6 p.m. in the School of Art & Art History’s Lightwell Gallery. A free screening of “The Conjuring” will take place at 6 p.m., 9 p.m. and midnight in the Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Meacham Auditorium. A lecture presented by Alex Ross and Richard Taruskin will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. in Catlett Music Center’s Pitman Recital Hall. The public lecture is a part of the School of Music Dream Course Lecture Series. A poetry reading by Zheng Xiaoqiong will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Bizzell Memorial Library’s Boorstin Collection Room. A reception will precede the reading at 6:30 p.m. An opera will be held at 8 p.m. at the Reynolds Performing Arts Center. The School of Music will present Donizetti’s comedic opera, L’Elisir d’Amore.
“The taste. I am a cookie kind of guy.” Mathew Smith, MES Sophomore Photo Illustration by Austin McCroskie
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SHutdown: Republicans crucial to solution Continued from page 1 “The practical question will be whether the Republicans, especially in the House [of Representatives], now conclude that it is in their interest to make a deal,” Peters said. But Republicans have not been willing to do so recently, Peters said. Political science professor Alisa Fryar believes the budget deal is a temporary solution that allows the government parties to either make some kind of point or simply argue, she said. “I think all of us who kind of watch politics, who study politics, we’re interested to see who gets the blame for this, if anyone,” Fryar said. “There’s a lot of research that shows that if you’re
presented with evidence that conflicts with your previous viewpoint, you’re actually more likely to double down on your wrong viewpoint than you are to change it.” When the shutdown was in effect, Fryar’s main concern was for OU’s political science department, because students who worked for the government were furloughed, and student researchers could not access data during this time, she said. “As a political scientist, it was hard to watch,” Fryar said. “I hope our students see this as an opportunity to think about, kind of, where they stand.” OU President David Boren said he was very pleased that Congress has taken action to reopen the government and avoid a default on the
WET, WILD: Final decision to cancel class made next week Continued from page 1
Saturday, Oct. 19 A 5K race will begin at 9 a.m. in front of the Oklahoma Memorial Union. Registration will begin at 7:00 a.m. at the race location. Runners can register online at www.upb.ou.edu until the day of race. On-site registration will be $10 for students and $25 for all other runners; day of registrants will be $30. All Runners will receive the Zombie 5K t-shirt. Trophies will be awarded to first through third place in men’s and women’s divisions and for best costume.
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professor. Currently the course has 10 students enrolled, Marek said. More students are encouraged to enroll even after the start date because the first Saturday’s content can be made up in subsequent weeks. The highly group-oriented, interactive course uses material from the “Project WET” and “Project WILD” textbooks, which emphasize water and wildlife education, Marek said. Students participate Edmund in workshops to develop lesson plans Marek and teaching methods about water and wildlife. Science education graduate student Adriana Washington took the course last spring and throughout “It is sad to hear it was able to teach about that the course the state’s wildlife diversity and resources, she said. She may be canceled also learned how to teach because, in my kids about those ecosysexperience, I tems in a classroom setting. “It is sad to hear that the learned a lot about course may be canceled Oklahoma.” because, in my exper ience, I learned a lot about Adriana Washington, Oklahoma,” she said. Science education The course plan will congraduate student tinue as scheduled, and the final decision to cancel the class will be made by next week, pending the number of additional students enrolled in the course, Marek said.
national debt. “A default on the national debt has the potential to have extremely damaging effects on the economy of the United States and the global economy as well,” Boren said in an email. Boren said it’s been estimated that the government shut down already slowed the U.S. economy’s growth rate down by more than 20 percent during this financial quarter. While OU doesn’t take a position on political issues as an institution, Boren said as a private citizen and former U.S. Senator he commended the congressman from the 4th District, Tom Cole, for his “courageous and responsible vote to reopen the government and to continue to pay our national debt.”
Run for your life: UPB 5K race pits students against walking dead It’s not too late for students to walk among the dead and sign up for the fourth annual Zombie 5K on Saturday. Students can register now until race day for $10. Registration on race day will be $30 for non-students, and all ages are welcome to participate. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. and the race begins at 9 a.m. outside of the Oklahoma Memorial Union. Participants can dress in regular running gear or as flesh-eating zombies. All runners will receive a free t-shirt. After the race, awards will be given to the male and female race winners as well as awards for best costume and best zombie. Zach Kampf, University Programming Board adviser and Zombie 5K organizer said there might be a few surprises, possibly some obstacles along the way. “There will be some people like dressed up like zombies and kind of scaring people and things like that along the way,” Kampf said. “We’re still debating on if we’re going to get some obstacles for the course.” Registration proceeds will go to the Bridges Organization in Norman, which provides assistance to homeless teens in Norman by helping further their education. Zombie gear and fake blood can be found at party stores like Party Galaxy on Main Street or at any Walmart. For more information about the Zombie 5K and to register visit www.ou.edu/UPB. Marki-MaCaulie White For The Daily
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Do a favor for the environment Our View: Properly disposing household materials around, but there’s a good chance you have someand chemicals instead of throwing them away will thing that doesn’t belong in you kitchen trashcan. help keep the environment safe and clean. Old appliances, tires, fluorescent lights, computers and computer accessories, old medicine, dead The batteries in the remote are no longer good, batteries, cleaners… the odds are slim that you so what do most of us do? Throw them away and re- don’t have at least one of these things. You don’t place them with new ones. Then the lamplight goes out. What do we do with those? Unless we’re feeling crafty, we toss it out and simply replace it with a good bulb. The same goes for old medicine. If you haven’t checked your medicine cabinet recently, there’s a chance you might have expired medicine in there. But this time, before you throw it out, save it and bring it to Norman’s annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on Oct. 19 in the Lloyd Noble Center. Between 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the southwest parking lot of Lloyd Noble Center, Norman residents and City of Norman employees with be out there to take care of hazardous items you’d like to dispose. Last year, nearly 35,000 pounds of chemicals, 7,200 pounds of used motor oil, 2,500 pounds of antifreeze, 19,000 pounds of latex paint, and 28,000 pounds of oil-based paint were brought to the event, according to the City of Norman’s website. And that’s only a portion of it all. You’d be surprised about the number of need to get rid of these items on Oct. 19 specifically, things we throw away on a daily basis that harm our but collect them in a special trash bin in your home environment. While some things are naturally bio- labeled ‘hazardous waste.’ degradable, other things need to be more carefully The big question many ask is: why should we all disposed of in order to keep our environment as take the extra step and go out of our way to dispose clean and safe as possible. these things? Because it matters. It’s a decision that We know not all of the items mentioned above affects all of us, whether we realize it or not. are things college students necessarily have laying The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency states
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OPINION COLUMNIST U Presidential government positions? Professor and Wouldn’t that make for a Director of Religious more just, equitable and Studies Dr. Charles Kimball better run nation or world has written two books on a since Christians are such subject that all of us ought to nice and moral people?” be paying close attention to in For starters, this mindthe political climate of today, set asserts that heterosexlargely driven by the Christian ual Christians, particularScott Starr right. ly men, are called by God firstname.lastname@example.org His books, “When Religion to exercise dominion over Becomes Evil: Five Warning society by taking control Signs” and “When Religion Becomes of political and cultural institutions and Lethal: The Explosive Mix of Politics and rule them with absolute power. Religion in Judaism, Christianity, and This movement is the antithesis of deIslam” are considerably applicable to curmocracy and of a representative constirent events here in the U.S., including those tutional republic. Despite their claims of of us along the buckle on the bible belt being truer to the Constitution or intent of — Oklahoma. the Founding Fathers, it was dismissed by Whether you are a believer or not, you the Founders as damaging freedom and libshould give one or both of these books a erty — not something that would improve read because, like it or not, you are surthem. Such beliefs were yet another reason rounded by people who are believers, many that the Founders put language in the First of which have fallen for an unbiblical, if not Amendment to guard against a fusion of toxic, version of their religion. church and state just like the theocracy that Before we go any further, Dr. Kimball is a many dominionists, reconstructionists or professing Christian, and so am I. right-wing/Tea Party Christians desire. Ever since I began my college career in This movement has become so influenthe early 1980s, I have become increasingly tial since the early 1980s that in many ways alarmed by (and in near absolute and unthe GOP has become a quasi-religious cult. equivocal opposition to) what we call the In “When Religion Becomes Evil,” “Religious Right.” Kimball posits five warning signs for a reThis movement, mostly observed in the ligion becoming corrupt: absolute truth political arena, has its roots further back in claims, blind obedience to a leader, the American history. For instance, the docestablishment of an “ideal” time, using the trine of Manifest Destiny has gained in asend to justify the means, and holy war. sent and power, particularly since the 1970s I already see three of those five in the with the publication of “The Institutes Christian Right’s standard operating proceof Biblical Law,” authored by theologian dure and have no doubt that the remaining and Calvinist philosopher Rousas John two would fall right into place if they ever Rushdoony. really started gaining the power they seek. Rushdoony is widely recognized as the The separation of Church and state is not father of Christian Reconstructionism only good for our political freedoms, but it and Christian Dominionism, two schools also guards the virtue of the Church by inof thought. These doctrines assert that sulating it from the dirty deeds of the State. Christians should take over the world and Educate yourself and guard against the its political systems and rule via theocradistortion of history and the Founding cy or a benevolent, Christian dictatorship Documents of the U.S. that the dominionusing their version of a “Biblical Christian ists or reconstructionists use as their stock World view” as the basis for all laws and and trade. their enforcement. This belief system goes far beyond Scott Starr is a Native American studies the simple thought of, “Gee, wouldn’t it senior. be nice if there were more Christians in
ducation has traon lesson plans and OPINION COLUMNIST ditionally taken grading. place inside of Larger class sizes for the a classroom, sitting at same amount of students desks and listening to a can mean fewer teachers teacher. But now, a movewill be needed for each ment is taking place in school. This could be detIndianapolis, at the Carpe rimental to students and Diem charter school to teachers alike. The teachElizabeth Illerbrun further integrate technol- email@example.com ers will have less time to ogy into schools. spend with each child, due According to USA to the increase in students Today, there is “a 35-1 student-to-teach- being watched over. er ratio, a little out of line for what There are, however, benefits to this many middle and high schools offer. movement of switching to blended and Eventually, the five teachers — with the online courses. It is cheaper to teach stuassistance of aides — will be expected dents using a blended teaching method. to educate 300 students as the school USA Today stated that, “Last year, the congrows, creating a 60-1 ratio more comsulting firm The Parthenon Group did a mon in Third World countries.” study that aimed to estimate the cost of This could have an effect on OU stublended learning instruction compared dents, particularly on students majoring with a traditional classroom model. It in education. People who are working found the difference could be as much as to get an education degree may have to $2,400 per student below what traditional think about future changes in the way public schools spend on instruction.” their classes are taught. There is possiAnother benefit is that students are able bility that new education styles will be to move at their own pace. This is a major mandated after they become full time benefit and a large factor that gains supteachers. port for blended learning in middle and The technology integration shown high school. One child is able to advance at Carpe Diem makes me think of the as quickly as they are able to. They do not online and blended-style college cours- have to be held back while the teacher rees that are available. The students will views material with the class, because of learn on a computer, either at home or one or two students who cannot underat school, and have small group discus- stand the material. sions, labs and personal discussions College students may be interested in with the teacher. this because the integration of technology For people planning on becoming in middle schools and high schools is makteachers now, or who have recently being them seem more like college. The class come teachers, this is a major change style is similar to some of those offered on from past styles of teaching. The biggest college campuses across the U.S. difference is students will be learning Altogether, this is a really interesting the majority of their material online, movement. I look forward to seeing if the rather than through in-class lectures. changes in the Carpe Diem classroom If this movement continues and bewill become a regular practice in all classcomes a popular teaching style in the rooms. This has the potential to affect U.S., beyond just in charter schools, the way that younger siblings, nieces and technology will take the main role of nephews and other children will be edueducation. cated. We can only keep an eye on educaTeachers will still be important, but tion and hope for the best. they will have larger classes to lead. Because of this, they will have larger workloads and may have to spend more Elizabeth Illerbrun is an international and hours outside of the classroom working area studies junior.
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you want to do and what you are being asked to do. Offer to take on more if it will ensure that you get to do both. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) --You may need to make a
sudden change of direction. Your emotions will not lead you astray. Follow your heart and engage in whatever activity promises to get you closer to your goals. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) --Ask,
and you shall receive. Figure out what you want and lay down some ground rules. Youâ€™ll be surprised by the response you receive. Get everything in writing. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Donâ€™t
veer off in different directions. Itâ€™s important to stick to whatever you are working on until you finish. A special reward awaits you if you honor a promise.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- A
secret can have an impact on an important decision. Do whatever it takes to uncover information that is sensitive in nature. Your intuition, coupled with persistence, will pay off.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Initiate
a plan and watch everything unfold before your eyes. Donâ€™t expect everyone to be happy with your actions, but it will help you weed out who is on your side and who isnâ€™t.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Press for what you want. Donâ€™t hold back and donâ€™t give in. The more direct you are, the better you will do. Your intuition is acute and will help you make the best choice. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) --Complete domestic errands and proceed to take care of your needs. A trip or outing with a close friend with will enhance your life and brighten your future. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- An
unexpected change in your physical, emotional or financial situation can be expected. Protect your mind, body and soul along with your assets. Preparation will help avert loss.
Universal Crossword Edited by Timothy E. Parker October 18, 2013 ACROSS 1 Old drum accompanied by a fife 6 Visibly shocked 11 â€œ___ your moveâ€? 14 Battery terminal 15 Missionaryâ€™s target 16 Keanu in â€œThe Matrixâ€? 17 Needing fixing 19 The â€œMacarenaâ€? dance was one 20 4 x 4, briefly 21 Words that make two one? 22 Land north of Mexico 23 Burglarâ€™s accessory 27 Takes little bites 29 Mother Teresa, for one 30 Eave locale 32 â€œHudâ€? Oscar winner 33 â€œBleak Houseâ€? girl 34 Happy-golucky song part 36 Frisbees, e.g. 39 Like some farewells 41 Book-jacket item 43 Buffoon 44 Shylockâ€™s crime 46 Black ___ (cattle breed) 48 Roth nest egg
49 1.3-ounce Asian weight 51 Al of â€œAn Inconvenient Truthâ€? 52 Big name in cash machines 53 Is quite active, like a city street 56 Riot queller 58 Burning briquet, eventually 59 A way to get it down 60 Dumbstruck reaction 61 Musical hint, say 62 Sad and moping 68 Ripken of the diamond 69 United ___ College Fund 70 Like freakish coincidences 71 â€œThe Sum of ___ Fearsâ€? 72 â€œThe ___ White Hopeâ€? 73 How some jokes are delivered DOWN 1 Word before â€œchiâ€? and after â€œmaiâ€? 2 Author Coulter 3 Physique, for short 4 Intense dislike 5 Result of jumping the gun 6 â€œThe Murders in the Rue Morgueâ€? character
7 Dental problem corrected by braces 8 For the second time 9 Contributed money to join 10 Kimono-clad 11 Operating at maximum 12 Poke fun 13 Carbonated drinks 18 Soak up again, as liquid 23 Confused situation 24 â€œCongratulations!â€? 25 â€œBriefly ...â€? 26 Bear that isnâ€™t really a bear 28 Chum, for one 31 Tossed with force 35 In-group lingo 37 Around, in a date 38 The Australian
flag has six 40 â€œBlast!â€? 42 Chest of drawers 45 Good bit of kennel noises 47 Marine growth 50 One-pointer in horseshoes 53 Any grape, cranberry, etc. 54 Ordinary 55 Play ground? 57 Direct attention elsewhere 63 Article under a blouse 64 Realtorâ€™s offering 65 Geller the paranormal showman 66 None whatsoever 67 Something to play in
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Students utilize campus to interact with fellow Sooners
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Reid Corbin, Journalism Sophomore, Whitaker Henson, Mechanical Engineering Junior, and Tanner Corns, University freshman, jam out on the south oval on October 17, 2013. The three take the opportunity every week to play music in the form of worship and share their music.
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Jessica Coats, energy management senior, Reid Corbin, Journalism Sophomore, and Whitaker Henson, Mechanical Engineering Junior, jam out in the south oval on October 17, 2013. The three take the opportunity every week to play music in the form of worship and share their music.
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Angel Mejila, tech three landscaper for OU landscape and grounds, stands on the south oval where he helped plant mums on the for homecoming week.
Bryan Rapp’s “The Half King, Tanaghrisson” bronze sits in the Lightwell Gallery of the Fred Jones Art and Art History school for the MFA Art Show.
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(Left to right) Christina Ortyn, Advertising Junior, Kaitlyn Binn from McMahon Marketing, Katie Massad, Advertising Junior, and Andrew Matt, PR Senior, talk during the Gaylord School of Journalism and Mass Communication career fair.
The volleyball team will travel to Waco, Texas this weekend to take on the Bears (Online)
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OU looks to jumpstart offense Oklahoma still
looking for first conference win
Sooners to take on TCU, Texas this weekend with high expectations RYAN GERBOSI Sports Reporter
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Trey Millard runs the ball against Kansas last season. After losing to Texas last week , Oklahoma will need to use Millard and other key offensive players to get the ball moving.
Lawrence, the Jayhawks will be trying to accomplish something they haven’t done since Nov. 6, 2010 — win a conference game. JOE MUSSATTO The Jayhawks’ last Big 12 win was so Assistant Sports Editor long ago that it came against Colorado A week removed from a losing ef— a team no longer in the conference. fort in one of college football’s most Although knocking off OU isn’t liketreasured rivalries, Oklahoma will ly for coach Charlie Weis’ squad, the head north this weekend to face a Sooners are still recovering from the squad winless in its last 23 conference Red River Rivalry, while Kansas has clashes. improved as the year has progressed. Talk about a change of pace. The Jayhawks have already doubled Since coach Mark Mangino was last year’s win total (from 1 to 2) and squeezed out of his job in 2009, Kansas took TCU to the wire last weekend in has been the doormat of the Big 12 Fort Worth, Texas. conference that opponents don’t even “They’re much improved from a bother wiping their feet on. year ago,” co-offensive coordinator In 2007, the former coach miracuJosh Heupel said. “They’re playing lously led the Jayhawks to an Orange hard and playing physical.” Bowl victory and the best season While Kansas ranks in the bottom in program history. But since then, third of the nation in nearly every ofKansas football as fallen and can’t get fensive category, the Jayhawk defense up. ranks in the top half. Their improveWhen Kansas (2-3, 0-2 Big 12) and ment on the defensive side hasn’t the No. 18 Sooners (5-1, 2-1 Big 12) gone unnoticed. kick off at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday in “This is a good defense, they’re
Kansas defense could challenge OU offense
aggressive, and they get after you,” Heupel said. “This is going to be a big test for us across the board.” And with a big test, it’s unknown how junior Blake Bell and the OU offense will answer. Against the Longhorns, Bell threw for just 133 yards, and his teammates struggled to find rhythm throughout the afternoon, whether on the ground or through the air. Offensive consistency has been a concern for Oklahoma during the last two weeks, and the side will be looking to perform better on Saturday in hopes to avoid a monumental upset. “That’s why we’re out here practicing,” Bell said. “We’re going to get better each and every day. Me and all the receivers, the more we get timing down and know what we’re doing, we’ll be able to make plays like that and hit some shots down the field.” Joe Mussatto email@example.com
Oklahoma coach Matt Potter is getting desperate for results. The Sooners have underperformed through the first half of Big 12 play and are last in the standings. With just four games remaining and a 0-4 conference record, OU needs to earn points fast to stay out of last place and ensure a spot in the Big 12 tournament. OU will have its chance to make up some ground this weekend on a road trip through Texas. The Sooners will play TCU Friday before a Red River Rivalry matchup against the Longhorns. For Oklahoma, making up ground is much easier said than done. OU hasn’t won since Sept. 13 against Oral Roberts. It hasn’t tied since Sept. 22 against Utah. With results hard to come by, Potter struggled to pinpoint what the Sooners needed to do. “The obvious statement would be we’re not scoring enough goals and we’re letting in too many,” Potter said with a laugh. “I guess we’ve got to concede fewer and score more of them.” After losing to Iowa State Sunday, OU dropped to 3-101 this season. The Cyclones were projected to be the lone team left out of the tournament during the preseason, but after beating OU, the Sooners find themselves in the unfavorable position. Potter said the loss was a “missed opportunity” for Oklahoma to get at least a point and stay competitive in the conference. “The standards and expectations that we set for ourselves, we didn’t reach those,” Potter said. “We didn’t reach those in any aspect of our play.” Potter invited the blame on himself following the loss, and said he has reexamined many aspects of the game over the last week.
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See our review of “The Conjuring” before you watch the free screening in the Oklahoma Memorial Union.
Exhibit highlights grad student work Art students get exposure, feedback Graham Dudley Life & Arts Reporter
OU’s masters of fine arts students will congregate tonight at a reception for their new exhibition, the annual School of Art and Art History’s “M.F.A. Show,” f ro m 6 t o 8 p. m. i n t h e OU School of Art and Art History’s Lightwell Gallery. Curtis Jones, the school’s M.F.A. coordinator, said tonight’s reception will give the public an opportunity to meet the artists and talk with them about their work. The gallery is located on the second floor of the School of Art and Art History building on the North Oval. “It’s a chance for undergraduates to put names and faces to the work they see in the gallery,” Jones said. The “2013 M.F.A. Show” will feature a selection of works by each of the 17 M.F.A . candidates in
GO AND DO “M.F.A. Show” Opening Reception When: 6 to 8 p.m. today Where: School of Art and Art HIstory’s Lightwell Gallery Price: Free
the School of Art andArt History. The work covers a wide range of topics and mediums, according to a press release. Jones said the show’s diversity showcases the breadth of thought that exists within the program, and every artist has a unique message and point of view. Erin Raux, a first-year graduate student, is one of the 17 artists on display in the exhibition. Raux said she has two pieces in the M.F.A. show, one of which
“Basket” by Kim Rice comprised of sticks, cloth, cardboard and paper.
she completed since arriving at OU. Raux said her current s c h e d u l e a l l ow s h e r t o spend long hours in her studio conceptualizing or
creating art. Her focus lately has been working with found objects in her pieces, such as bones, clothing or antiques, she said. “I think every person on
artists to think conceptually and be “initiators of dialogue,” and Raux has done well at that. “ It ’s a l l st ro ng l y d i a logue-driven work,” Jones s a i d o f R a u x ’s p i e c e s . “You’re aware of meaning when you look at it.” Jones said this year ’s M.F.A . candidates are a strong and talented group and that this is a chance for first-year students to receive feedback as they grow accustomed to the program. This semester, the graduate students are focused on getting themselves established and giving the faculty a base from which to talk about their work, Jones said. For those unable to attend tonight’s reception, the Shelly perkins/the daily “2013 M.F.A. Show” runs in the Lightwell Gallery through Nov. 1. The exhibithis planet has an obsession tion and reception are free. with objects,” Raux said. Jones said he has been impressed with Raux’s work Graham Dudley email@example.com so far. He said the M.F.A. program encourages its
Local artists to remember late musician OPOLIS will host A Tribute to Elliott Smith with performances from local musicians Megan Deaton Life & Arts Editor
Ten years after his death, fans will gather to celebrate the life and art of late singer/songwriter Elliott Smith, whose fatal stabbing in 2003 still remains a mystery. “A Tribute to Elliott Smith” will gather local artists to cover the late artist’s works. Norman’s OPOLIS will host the event 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $5, and all proceeds will go to The Elliott S m i t h Me m o r i a l Fu n d , which supports Free Arts for Abused Children. “I’m playing in most bands that night,” local musician John Calvin said. “It’s going to be really fun. It’s for such a damn good cause.” Event organizer and OU law student Blake Johnson
said the event holds special meaning for fans who began listening to Smith’s music around the time of his death. “I think, for me and a lot of people involved whose relationship began at the time of his death, we’re sort of celebrating our anniversary as fans with him, as well,” Johnson said. Johnson said something about Smith’s music tends to bring people together. “It would probably be disingenuous to suggest that he had any giant or profound influence on the world at large, but I think if you were to ask people who were fans of him, noting that he’s a slightly obscure artist, there’s something that they can’t exactly put their finger on, but his music draws people in,”
GO AND DO A Tribute to Elliott Smith When: 8 p.m. tonight Where: OPOLIS, 113 N Crawford St. Price: $5
Elliott Smith plays in concert. His fans grew after his tragic death.
Johnson said. Calvin said it was easy to decide to join the artists playing in the concert. “I’m a massive Elliott Smith fan, and his music is really high on my list,” Calvin said.
Both Johnson and Calvin agreed on the inspiring qualities of Smith’s music. “We relate to it,” Calvin said. “It speaks to us in such a literary way. It speaks to us in this way that we can really digest and understand.”
Calvin said they even emailed Smith’s sister, inviting her to attend the concert. “She couldn’t make it, but she said she wishes us the best,” Calvin said. “We’ve got Elliott Smith’s sister’s blessing, so that’s really cool.” The artists will all play one to three Smith covers. Performers include Ryan Lindsey of Broncho, John Calvin, Jacob Abello of
Prettyboy, Matt Robertson of Vacay and many more. “The artists who are going to be performing are the best artists in Norman,” Johnson said. “They’re the best local musicians around, and anyone who is not even a fan of Elliott Smith, but is interested in the local music scene, will experience a really, really diverse concert.” Though the event is to c o m m e m o r a t e S m i t h’s death, Johnson said the tone will not be mournful. “Everyone who’s involved is interested in making it a fun event,” Johnson said. “It celebrates his life and his art more than mourns his death.” Megan Deaton firstname.lastname@example.org
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