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59°/32°owl.ou.edu CAMPUS BRIEFS FEATURE FILM TO EXPLORE TYPES OF LOVE A collaborative student film project, which explores different types of love, will be screened at 7 tonight in the Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Meacham Auditorium. More than 100 students participated in the production of the full-length film, “OU, I Love You,” inspired by the foreign film, “Paris, je t’aime.” The Office of Student Affairs will also host a reception prior to the screening at 6 p.m. outside Meacham Auditorium. The screening is sponsored by the Student Film Production Club, OU F ilm and V ideo Studies Program and the Union Programming Board. It is free and open to the public.
Basketball ticket seekers, look no further New Facebook group allows students to post tickets, give-aways or sales during basketball season CAITLIN HARRISON Daily Staff Writer
Students who want to obtain, sell or give away an OU men’s basketball ticket no longer have to look any further than Facebook. The “OU Men’s Basketball Ticket Exchange” Facebook group allows members to get in touch with other students who need tickets or are trying to get rid of them. The group also helps student season ticket holders get refunds at the end of the season through OU’s rebate program, said Alyssa Loveless, group creator and Spanish sophomore. The men’s basketball rebate program allows student season ticket holders to receive a full
refund at the end of the season if they attend at least 90 percent of games, including if someone else uses the ticket to attend. Loveless said she started the group a few weeks ago to help students get their refunds and allow students who did not purchase season tickets to still attend some of the games. She said she has often seen people trying to give tickets away to some of her friends, which prompted her to create a common forum where students could easily talk about ticket exchanges. The group has seen a good response for the first two games, Loveless said. “It’s people [joining] that I’ve never even met before, just people from all over campus,” Loveless said. “We’ve had a lot of people who’ve invited their own friends [and] people who just want to see a couple games and can’t make the commitment to the whole season.”
Loveless is also part of the Capelables, a student group that supports and promotes men’s basketball by attending all the games, arriving at least two hours early, cheering, decorating the student section with balloons and passing out promotional fliers on campus. Loveless said the group has been around for about three years but has only been an official student group since last year. BASKETBALL CONTINUES ON PAGE 2A
SOONERS SEND COWBOYS PACKING, DENY OKLAHOMA STATE POTENTIAL BCS BOWL BERTH
STUDENT BOWL GAME TICKETS ON SALE TUESDAY Bowl game student ticket sales will begin at 7 a.m. Tuesday online at soonersports.com. Only current OU student football season ticket holders are eligible to purchase a ticket. If tickets remain, walk-up sales will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the OU Athletics Ticket Office, although online tickets sell out quickly. Students can purchase up to eight tickets per site. The Ticket Office will begin taking group seating requests at 8 a.m. Tuesday until 5 p.m. Friday, with a limit of 20 students per group. Group seating is not guaranteed, and a student must have purchased a ticket to make a request.
OU BOARD OF REGENTS TO DISCUSS PROPOSED JOINT EDUCATION PROGRAM The OU Board of Regents will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday to discuss agenda items, including a proposed joint four-year community medical education program with the University of Tulsa. They will consider a proposal to begin planning how the two schools can create the program in Tulsa. The Regents will also consider the design and budget for the 29,000-square-foot facility that will house the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work. The new facility will include classrooms, distance learning and video-conferencing capabilities to link the Norman and OU-Tulsa programs, as well as a community room for continuing education and outreach programs and faculty and administrative offices. The next regular meeting of the OU Board of Regents is scheduled for Jan. 27 and 28, 2010, in Oklahoma City.
PHILLIP MORRIS TO SPEAK AT COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE The College of Architecture will host architectural writer Philip Morris on Wednesday as part of its Landscape Architecture Board of Visitor Speakers Program. Morris completed a 31-year career with Southern Living and Southern Progress Corp., and continues to serve as a contributing editor to Southern Progress magazines, as well as to other publications. He is also actively involved in civic design issues. Morris will speak from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the College of Architecture. -Daily Staff Reports
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Junior running back DeMarco Murray (7) leaps into the endzone in the second quarter of the football game against Oklahoma State Saturday afternoon. Murray led the Sooners with two touchdowns in the 27-0 victory over the Cowboys. READ THE FULL STORY ON PAGE 1B.
New frozen yogurt store to hit Campus Corner Religious group to come to OU, promote faith
Passionberri features wide selection of flavors, toppings SUMMAYAH ANWAR Daily Staff Writer
The frozen yogurt store Passionberri will arrive on Campus Corner the first week of December, adding to the growing number of yogurt stores in Norman. The store will be located on Asp Avenue north of Pepe Delgados, said Passionberri manager and owner Michelle Wu. “Passionberri yogurt is very different, it’s not like Braums or the other frozen yogurt places. Once you try it, you will see it is really good,” Wu said. She said there are 25 frozen yogurt flavors that are rotated every two weeks. Wu said when customers want frozen yogurt, it is self-serve and they get a bowl, choose their flavor and pull down the lever for the yogurt to come out. “Then they walk over to the toppings. There are more than 50 toppings, varying from dry toppings to syrups to fresh fruits,” Wu said. “A person can put as much as they want of any topping and can put as many toppings as they want. We charge by the weight of the ice cream bowl at the end.” Wu and her husband James came up with the idea of Passionberri. “We saw something like this in California and decided that it was a wonderful idea and we wanted one here,” Wu said. YOGURT CONTINUES ON PAGE 2A
I Am Second campus chapter focuses on all denominations KATHLEEN EVANS Daily Staff Writer
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Makenzie Kirk and Janie Anderson, University College freshmen, enjoy their custom-made Passionberri frozen yogurt Sunday afternoon at the 12th Avenue and Alameda Street location.
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Two OU students are bringing a new religious organization to campus that will focus on small-group interaction for students of any denomination. Nathan Lanham, entrepreneurship junior, and Kristin Schimmel, political science senior, are co-founders of the OU chapter of I Am Second, a religious group devoted to bringing people closer to God. According to the group’s Web site, members put themselves second and Jesus first. Lanham said people want to talk about their faith, whatever it may be. He said he talked to strangers for hours about their beliefs while trying to recruit members for I am Second and knew this would be a way to connect people at OU. FAITH CONTINUES ON PAGE 2A
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