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OU sees Asian enrollment hike Rain Largest increase coming again from Chinese students

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The number of degreeseeking international and non-degree seeking exchange students from Asia and surrounding countries is increasing. The total number of active international students from China has increased from 302 in fall 2010 to 439 in fall 2011, according

to International Student Services. The number of exchange students from Asia, including China, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea has also increased from 44 students in the last academic year to 64 students for this academic year, according to the Education Abroad Office.

The Chinese student population has had some of the largest growth among the Asian international students, said Monica Sharp, director of International Student Services. “I think, more than anything, that the global economy has contributed to increased numbers of Chinese students at American universities around the country,” Sharp said. Because most Chinese f a m i l i e s have o n l y o n e child, they are able to afford to send their child abroad

for a university degree, Sharp said. Besides China, two other Asian countries topping the list for international students at OU are South Korea and Vietnam, Sharp said. The total number of active international students from South Korea remained about the same, from 102 students in fall 2010 to 103 in fall 2011, she said. Active international students from Vietnam, meanwhile, increased from 85 students last fall to 91 this fall.

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Kara Stoltenberg, English education senior, bundles up and carries an umbrella to fight the cold and the rain on the South Oval on Thursday. Such weather characterizes the end of October, but this weekend’s forecast predicts warmer temperatures in the 60s for a more comfortable campus commute, according to the National Weather Service.


Seasonal allergies still stuffing Sooners’ noses SARAH BEDELL Staff Reporter

The changing of the seasons may soon lead to cold and flu season on campus, but in the interim many members of the OU community are still battling fall allergies. Allergies are abnormal immune system reactions to things that are typically harmless to most people but can cause congestion,

headaches and sore throats if left untreated, said Dr. Shahan Stutes of the Oklahoma Allergy and Asthma Clinic. When a student suffers from allergies, his immune system mistakenly believes a substance in the surrounding atmosphere is harmful to the body, said Margaret Pool, assistant director of Clinical Services for OU Health Services. Fall allergies most commonly result from exposure to ragweed, cedar elm, mold caused by the decomposition of organic substances like leaves, and dust particles,

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MORE ONLINE Visit to read the complete story Stutes said. When suffering from allergies, there are several way to reduce their effects, Stutes said. “In order to avoid allergy effects, stay in during the early morning hours because the pollinations rates are higher, keep windows closed, wash hair frequently

because pollen can be caught in long hair and then rub off on the bedding,” Stutes said. If these tricks do not sufficiently combat the irritants, there are also medicinal ways to prevent your body from combating the irritants, Stutes said. A Neti Pot, a ceramic pot full of saline solution, can be used to flush out the nasal passages and reduce discomfort, Stutes said. Neti Pots have come to the aid of University College freshman Kendell Workun in her time of allergic need, she said.

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Foreign campus members bring diverse experiences and opinions. (Page 2)

Find dark humor in ‘The Rum Diary’ Read a review of the new Hunter S. Thompsoninspired film. (Page 2)



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Undefeated Sooners face off with four teams starting tonight. (Page 4)


Abby Castro, health and exercise science junior, leads her newly won date, Patrick McSweeney, political science sophomore, off the stage at the Hispanic American Student Association date auction Thursday in the Oklahoma Memorial Union.


The International Bazaar, a marketplace where cultural student organizations will perfor m dances and s ell handmade gifts, will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today on the South Oval, but inclement weather may force the event to be moved to the Molly Shi Boren Ballroom in the Oklahoma Memorial Union. More than 40 countries with about 100 cultures will be represented at the fair due to the presence of several multicultural nations, said Janice Levi, International Program adviser at the College of International Studies. The European Student Organization , the Arab Student Association and the African Student Association will be some of the largest participants at the fair, Levi said. “The International Bazaar will provide our students a chance to get a taste of different cultures,” she said. “It would be interesting to learn about different writing scripts, for instance.” Henna tattoos by the Indian Student Association will be offered for free from noon to 2 p.m. There will also be dance performances on the South Oval, said Toluwani Adenuga, a mechanical engineering and mathematics senior from Nigeria. In addition to tattoos and performances, items will be for sale, and students will have opportunities to learn about and discuss other parts of the world and their importance to the larger OU community as a whole, Levi said. “This event is a great opportunity for students to learn and experience cultures from around the world,” Levi said. “Other parts of the world will be accessible to all students through this event.”


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The OU School of Music and the American Organ Institute will provide a unique experience for classic movie lovers Friday with a live organ accompaniment to the silent vampire film “Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror.” Professor John Schwandt, director of the American Organ Institute, will improvise the score on the Möller Municipal Theatre Organ, assistant director of the

American Organ Institute, Jeremy Wance said. Those interested in learning about the film can attend a pre-concert lecture by 20th century music professor Michael Lee. “It’s one of the early horror films, and one of the top 100 greatest films ever made,” Wance said. The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. in Sharp Concert Hall, and the show will follow at 8 p.m. Tickets for the events are $9 for adults and $5 for all students, OU faculty and senior adults. Megan Deaton, Life & Arts Reporter

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International students benefit community Our View: OU’s support of international students helps students gain much-needed perspective.

community. International Student Services offers many resources to help students through the difficult legal process of coming to the U.S., and to help Over the last year, OU has seen an increase in in- them get settled and involved on campus when ternational and exchange students from Asia. This they arrive. Many groups host events designed to increase is due in part to global political factors, but take advantage of this international presence to exit also shows that OU has become a diverse pose Sooners to other cultures. The Our View international community. And we’re glad to see these initiatives to is the majority bring in international students seem to be It’s unexpected, perhaps, that students opinion of from China, India or Nigeria have even working. The Daily’s heard of a public school in Oklahoma, International students bring varied voic10-member much less want to come here. But, aside es and new perspectives to OU, both in the editorial board from being a top-tier research institution classroom and in their social lives. They that offers a plethora of academic options, can deepen class discussion by bringing OU has devoted itself to attracting students from all personal views and experiences to topics that could over the globe. otherwise be taught in a way that is distant or lacks A variety of student groups exist to encourage perspective. They can also provide an opportunity and support international and exchange stufor students to gain exposure to different cultures dents, as well as integrate them into the campus through a human connection with fellow students.


These benefits are important in their own right, but also because they help address one common complaint about American students: That this generation is isolated, disconnected, and ignorant about the rest of the world. By emphasizing the goal of turning OU into an international community — and devoting resources to bring this to fruition — the administration has given students an opportunity to correct this flaw. Through both its international programs and its study abroad initiatives, OU is capable of producing students who are not just basically educated, but also broadly informed. OU has done an impressive job attracting and supporting students from a variety of countries, and Sooners should be proud to be part of such a cultured global community.

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Depp ventures into the Caribbean again with ‘Diary’ If Terry Gilliam’s insanely entertaining “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas� were complemented with a fluid, coherent narrative it would look something like Bruce Robinson’s equally affecting “The Rum Diary.� Based on the writings of late novelist Hunter S. Thompson, “Diary� is a sparkling mixture of exotic locales, dark humor and the diverse charms of actor Johnny Depp. Those seeking a bizarre and twisted yet ultimately transporting diversion will soak up this film like a tropical cocktail. Depp plays Paul Kemp, a naive, boozy American novelist-turned-journalist who escapes to Puerto Rico in 1960 to write for a seedy

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local newspaper in hopes of making a name for himself as a writer. Paul’s starryeyed ambitions are ruined by his cynical editor-in-chief, Lotterman (Richard Jenkins), who assigns him to a series of unorthodox recreational activities (i.e. cockfighting, underground bowling tournaments, etc.). Dissatisfied with the duties of his monotonous

Entertainment Brief

Potterpalooza, a week of “Harry Potter� film series showings presented by the Union Programming Board, will conclude Friday with two screenings of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2� in the Oklahoma Memorial Union, as well as a trivia competition, costume contest and free butterbeer. Starting at 7:30 p.m. in the newly reopened Meacham Auditorium, the event is free to all students. “Butterbeer is going to be the biggest attraction I guess, but there’s a limited supply of it,� said Seth Hafer, UPB film series co-chairman. “We are also going to have to make your own wand with pretzel rods and almond bark.� The costume contest will be only for Harry Potter costumes and could bring rewards to those who participate. “We have a bobblehead of each of the main trio: Harry, Ron and Hermione,� Hafer said. “We also have a replica Elder Wand as a grand prize for the evening.� Meacham Auditorium will finally be open for business, so theatergoers will be able to fully experience the new and improved space. With showings at 5 p.m., 9 p.m. and midnight, students can make time for the show and male plans for nighttime outings. Come earlier at 2:30 p.m. to watch “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1� at Crossroads lounge. Megan Deaton, Life & Arts Reporter

a rich life. Paul’s allegiances shift between his heart and his conscience. Robinson loosely adapts Thompson’s rum-soaked novel, combining elements of comic fantasy with gritty realism. This approach spoils the film’s chance of resonating on an emotional level, occasionally meandering on nonsensical tangents. Still, “Diary� is a bubbly concoction that goes down easily. Photo Provided

Laron Chapman is a film and media studies senior.

Johnny Depp stars as Paul Kemp in “The Rum Diary.� The film is based on the novel written by the late Hunter S. Thompson.


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SPORTS ›› The OU football team hopes to right the ship this weekend in Manhattan, Kan., but it won’t be easy. Read The Daily’s game preview online.

James Corley, sports editor • phone: 405-325-3666

Also on | VOLLEYBALL: Sooners poised for second half of conference play | Wrestling: Coverage of OU’s annual red/white scrimmage


Sooners make final push Team to take last chance to make Big 12 tournament


OU to host 3-day tourney Leading Sooner women to take on four teams starting tonight in Norman

Tobi Neidy

Sports Reporter

It all comes down to the regular season finale in Lawrence. OU soccer (6-12, 1-6 Big 12) will fight for its postseason life when it takes on Kansas at 3 p.m. today at Jayhawk Soccer Complex. Only eight teams will advance to the postseason tournament next week in San Antonio. Currently, the Sooners are tied for eighth place with Iowa State in conference standings. A win over the Jayhawks would push the Sooners into the Big 12 postseason, since OU owns the head-to-head tiebreaker after downing the Cyclones 2-1 on Oct. 14. Kansas is coming off a 6-1 victory over ISU last Sunday, moving to 11-7 overall. The Kansas offense has seven players with multiple goals this year, including freshman Ingrid Vidal, who owns the team-high 11 goals. Junior Whitney Berry leads the team with 13 assists, a single-season program best for the Jayhawks. But OU will bring several offensive weapons of its own, including breakout sophomore Amy Petrikin. After moving to the forward position, Petrikin has found herself tied for scoring leader with five goals this season. Junior forward Caitlin Mooney has led the way for

Tobi Neidy

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OU soccer junior forward Caitlin Mooney possesses the ball in the Sooners’ early season loss to Oklahoma State. The Sooners have one final opportunity to state their case for a post-season berth today in Kansas.

OU softball (3-0) will face four opponents over the next three days as hosts of the Oklahoma Festival this weekend in Norman. The Sooners face Odessa College at 7:30 tonight to open the action. So far this year, the Sooners have outscored their three opponents, 60-1. Coach Patty Gasso has allowed the games to extend past the regular seven innings in order to ensure all of the OU pitching staff is getting quality innings of work. One newcomer whom OU has been fortunate to see on the mound this fall is freshman right-hander Georgia Casey. The Australian native was named the best pitcher in the 2011 U19 Australian national championship. Casey was also selected to the 2011 Softball Australia Junior Women’s World championship team that will compete this December in Cape Town, South Africa. Casey has been a bright spot on the mound with the absence of OU All-American pitcher Keilani Ricketts. Ricketts briefly has traded in her crimson-and-cream uniform for the the red, white and blue colors of Team USA for the 2011 Pan Am Games in Mexico. The junior helped lead the Americans to a 11-1 gold medal victory over Canada last Sunday and ended the Games with four wins, 22 strikeouts and a .43 ERA.

GO AND DO OU fall softball weekend OU offensively, scoring five goals coupled with a teamhigh five assists this season. Mooney was an integral part of the Sooners’ success during the postseason last year after transferring from Maryland, but this year it has been much harder for the Sooners to develop a winning streak. With just a single win in this year’s Big 12 conference

stint, the Sooners must earn their right to play in the postseason after having their most successful season during the 2010 tournament. OU downed then-nationally ranked Texas and Texas A&M to advance to the program’s first appearance in a Big 12 championship game last year. Although the Sooners went on to tie interstate

rival Oklahoma State in the match and eventually lost the decision in penalty kicks, OU’s experience in the championship game gave the youthful team reason to keep striving to get back to San Antonio. But this year, if OU wants to get back to the Big 12 tournament, the team will have to finish the regular season with a win on the road.

WHAT: vs. Odessa College WHEN: 7:30 tonight WHERE: OU Softball Complex

WHAT: vs. Murray State WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Saturday WHERE: OU Softball Complex

WHAT: vs. North Central Texas WHEN: 5:15 p.m. Saturday WHERE: OU Softball Complex

WHAT: vs. Connors State WHEN: 2:30 p.m. Sunday WHERE: OU Softball Complex

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Sooners end year on better note The No. 26-ranked OU women’s golf team finished its fall season Wednesday by finishing in fourth place at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown in Boulder City, Nev. The Sooners entered the final day of competition in seventh place; however, the team was able to fight back to claim its third straight topfive finish. After finishing seventh out of 12 teams in the season’s initial tournament, OU took first place in both the Golfweek Invitational and the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic. Oklahoma now has the offseason to work on technique before kicking off the spring season in the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge on Feb. 13 in Palos Verdes, Calif. Daily staff reports

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Team prepping with scrimmage The Oklahoma baseball team continues its annual red-white series at 2:30 p.m. today at L. Dale Mitchell Park. The red team took the first game in the best-of-five intrasquad series by a score of 10-5 Monday afternoon. Junior first baseman Drew Harrison and sophomore catcher Jake Smith led the red team with three RBIs each. Game two was a pitcher’s battle between junior Damien Magnifico and sophomore Jonathan Gray and ended in a 3-3 tie. All of the contests are free and open to the public. Daily staff reports


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