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$13.5 million project to be complete by summer International and Area Studies offices will return CAITLIN SCHACHTER Campus Reporter

The $13.5 million Hester Hall construction project should be complete in summer 2014 and ready for students by fall 2014. Hester Hall is being renovated and expanded to allow for additional space for the College of International and Area Studies, university spokesman Michael Nash said. The construction will modify the space that once held the university’s

main book store, consolidate office space, renovate and add new restrooms and improve accessibility, according to the Oklahoma Regents for Higher Education’s website. The construction has displaced the College of International and Area Studies, whose faculty used the building before construction began. The dean’s staff moved to the Old Chemistry building on the North Oval, and the Department of International Area Studies moved to Cate four, said Suzette Grillot, dean and vice-provost of the College of International and Area Studies. Even though some of the college had


to relocate, some of the offices in the college did not have to move. The International Student Services and Education Abroad offices have been located in Old Science Hall for years, so they were not affected by the relocation, Grillot said. The college office, the Department of International Area Studies office, the International Student Services office and Education Abroad office will move to Hester Hall once the renovation is complete, Grillot said. Caitlin Schachter


Turn roadblocks into challenges, meet those challenges and move on

For Women’s History Month, Liz Woollen discusses her career as OUPD’s first female police chief KELLY ROGERS • CAMPUS REPORTER


hinking back to the beginning of her career, Liz Woollen said she’d never forget the phone call that landed her first job offer in law enforcement. “I was looking at my mother as I was holding the phone, and I could just see the complete fear on her face,” Woollen said. “She was proud, but she was scared.” This phone call meant Woollen would pack up her life and travel 1,400 miles from Indiana to Tulsa to begin her law enforcement career. Not a single member of her family had been in the police force before her and not one has entered after her, Woollen said. But this didn’t keep her from chasing her newly found dream. An Indiana native, Woollen graduated from Purdue University in 1981 with a degree in education, but after setting out to look for jobs, she realized there weren’t many jobs available. Woollen has worked in SEE OUPD PAGE 2


Top: (From left to right) Police Chief Liz Woollen speaks to Officer David Real, Lt. John Bishop and Officer Cody Jaynes on Tuesday outside the OUPD station. Bottom: Police Chief Liz Woollen’s challenge coin collection is made up of coins from many different organizations and schools. Challenge coins are trading items that are exchanged between different departments and agencies. Woollen said items like patches and pins are also traded between agencies.


West Lindsey Street public info meeting set for March 31 Expansion to include widening street from three to four lanes MIKE BRESTOVANSKY

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The public informational meeting about the expansion of West Lindsey Street was postponed because of poor weather and travel conditions. The meeting, which would have been held at Sooner Legends Inn and Suites, was tentatively rescheduled to March 31, said John Clink, City of Norman capital projects manager. The West Lindsey Street construction project entails several changes to an expanse of West Lindsey Street from 24th Avenue Southwest to Berry Road, according to the press release. These changes include widening the street from a three-lane road to a four-line divided TAYLOR BOLTON/THE DAILY roadway, as well as replacing the Imhoff Creek Cars drive through the intersection at Lindsey Street and Berry Road on Tuesday evening. The pro- Bridge and improving the area’s storm drainage posed West Lindsey Street construction project would widen the street from three lanes to four from infrastructure, according to the press release. Automobile accidents on Lindsey Street are 24th Avenue Southwest to Berry Road.





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three times higher than the national average for roads of its type, Clink said. “Lindsey Street needs these changes because it’s both a capacity and safety issue,” Clink said. While a portion of the project is already underway, construction is not expected to start on Lindsey until September 2015, Clink said. The meeting is open to the public so people can comment on the proposed design, Clink said. Mike Brestovansky

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oupd: Police chief talks about time with SWAT, Child Abuse Network Continued from page 1 law enforcement ever since and was hired in 2003 as OU Police Department’s police chief, the first woman to hold the position. After barely missing the cut for an Indiana police department, Woollen found a bus traveling through Tulsa and Dallas. It was just in time to interview at both of their police departments. “The one thing I knew was that I didn’t want to work in a cubicle,” Woollen said. “I wanted to get out.” On a bus full of strangers, Woollen chased her new goal and landed a job with the Tulsa Police Department in 1983. This was the beginning of a 21-year journey, working jobs as a SWAT team To raise awareness for negotiator, graveyard pawomen on OU’s campus trol officer and undercovduring Women’s History er officer. Month, The Daily is However, none of those running a series of Tu l s a j o b s i m p a c t e d weekly profiles on various OU women throughout Woollen like her job at the March. We also will be Child Abuse Network. running stories about During this time, women’s issues in maleWoollen worked on many dominated fields, such as cases dealing with abuse engineering and politics. and death. “When I was in Tulsa, I did the gamut of things,” Woollen said. “But I think the most rewarding to me, and probably the most heartbreaking, was working with the child abuse unit.” Before Woollen became the police chief, women had been working as police officers at OUPD since 1968, when the department was deemed modern, OUPD webmaster Richard Hamilton said. Hamilton has worked with OUPD since 1975 and has seen the office demographics become more diverse over the years. Hamilton said more women in law enforcement can only improve the profession. Decorating the walls leading to Woollen’s office are plaques and photos detailing the history of women at OUPD. They show images ranging from OUPD’s first policewoman Dorothy Gerould to Woollen accepting her position as chief. Over time, the women’s outfits have changed. In the beginning, officers wore skirts and carried their duty weapons in purses. Eventually, they were given trousers and duty-belts with sidearm holsters like the male officers, Woollen said. Woollen said she’s never had any career crippling moments brought about because of her gender and has embraced being a woman in the police profession. “I took it as kind of an internal motivation that I needed to prove myself,” Woollen said, “That I can do this job, I can do this job well and I can do this job on my own.” Woollen said she will always appreciate the women before

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Police Chief Liz Woollen stands proudly next to a bookshelf full of memorabilia she has collected over the years. Woollen likes to collect superheroes, and the footballs above her head are from different games OUPD has provided security for.

challenges and move on,” Woollen said. Through her experiences on the SWAT team and graveyard Liz Woollen patrol, Woollen has seen how unpredictable her profession can be, but she enjoys her current office position at OU. Animals: Four cavalier King Charles spaniels Woollen said she begins her mornings reading The Daily to Siblings: Four sisters, three stepsisters get caught up on what’s going on around campus and moves into the rest of her day. Hobbies: Browsing Barnes and Noble, attending OU From leading meetings to organizing security for special football games, cross-stitching, bird-watching campus events, Woollen said her main job is to support the patrol officers and strengthen the relationship they have with Interests: Superheroes, coffee students, faculty and staff on campus. “There’s just a multitude of different events that are always her who worked in the police force and encouraged other going on,” Woollen said. “It’s just a wide variety of challenges, women to work too, breaking down the gender barriers for and I’ve always liked challenges.” future women aspiring to be first responders. Woollen said she advises women to chase their goals, no matter the obstacles they may face. Kelly Rogers, campus reporter “Turn roadblocks into challenges, meet those


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Battle for same-sex marriage makes progress Our view: Although recent rulings

are encouraging, same-sex marriage is still an uphill battle. A federal judge’s strike down of the gay marriage ban in Texas is one more of several such instances that have taken place in recent months. Judges in Utah, Virginia, Oklahoma and now Texas have declared gay marriage bans unconstitutional. We are happy to see more federal judges coming out in support of marriage equality. Although their rulings do not make same-sex marriage immediately legal, we hope the multitude of cases will prompt the Supreme Court to make a definitive ruling in support of legalizing gay marriage across the U.S. Nearly all of the judges stayed their decision-pending appeal, meaning that the strike down on the bans didn’t take effect until the state had a chance to appeal the decision to a higher court. A federal judge in Utah was the first of these states to declare the state’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional, and he did not stay his decision. The result was chaos, with same-sex couples from all over the state rushing to obtain marriage licenses. The Supreme Court stepped in and halted the judge’s decision, putting about 1,000 gay marriages in a “legal limbo,” according to a New York Times article. Federal judges who made subsequent decisions on gay marriage bans chose to stay their decisions after seeing what happened in Utah. The stayed decisions are a fine distinction that is often lost in the screaming headlines of marriage equality and

delivered victories for marriage equality and that recent surveys show the majority of Americans do, in fact, support same-sex marriage. The Supreme Court decided last year to strike down a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act, a law that “defined marriage as between a man and a woman for the purpose of federal law,” according to a Washington Post article. That decision effectively allowed spouses in same-sex couples in most cases to receive spousal benefits. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Once again, the decision didn’t imProtestors demonstrate outside Federal Courthouse before a trial that could overturn Michigan’s ban on mediately open the door for full margay marriage on March 3, 2014 in Detroit. Lisa Brown of Oakland County, the elected clerk of a Detroit- riage equality, but it signifies that the area county said she’ll follow the orders of a judge when it comes to same-sex marriage, not Michigan’s Supreme Court is willing to consider attorney general. the issue. like Texas’ Rick Perry and Oklahoma’s rainbow flags. After seeing outlines We also know that most Americans of Texas filled with the LGBT rainbow Mary Fallin will, unfortunately, have are now in favor of same-sex marfloat around on Facebook, we decid- clout to appeal the rulings because riage. A new Washington Post poll ed to take this opportunity to sort out their voters chose the amendments. shows that 50 percent of responFortunately, “many legal experts what the judges’ decisions mean. dents feel the Constitution’s equal predict that one or more of these Yes, the strike downs of gay marprotection clause gives gay couples cases will be taken up by the United riage bans are welcome and increda constitutional right to marry, and States Supreme Court record-high 59 percent said they supible victories for the LGBT commuin the next year or nity across the U.S. It is a relief to see port same-sex marriage. The Our View two, ” according to federal judges finally show common We believe that all people in love, is the majority a New York Times sense support for marriage equaliopinion of regardless of race, sex, age or creed, The Daily’s article. We hope ty. However, it will almost certainly deserve marriage equality. We are eight-member that those experts take a ruling from the Supreme Court encouraged by federal judges’ strike editorial board are correct and that to bring about true change. A sindowns of gay marriage bans and the Supreme Court gle judge’s decision can’t effectively hope that the Supreme Court takes makes the decision to recognize mar- up the case and grants equality to change a state’s law. Nearly all of the riage equality in all 50 states. gay marriage bans that have been all Americans. We are moving as a However, it is likely that the struck down are part of amendments country toward embracing marriage Supreme Court has held off on makto state constitutions. That means equality, and it’s time the law of the ing a nationwide ruling on such a that voters in those states reviewed land reflects that desire. large social issue because justices and willingly chose to approve gay feel the country “isn’t ready” for marmarriage bans in their state’s constiComment on this at tutions. And amendments aren’t easy riage equality. However, we would argue that federal courts have already to get rid of. Conservative governors


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thello’s Italian Restaurant is bringWeiss said they’ve found some great local ing a fresh wave of comedic acts comedians through Comedy Classic, such as with the third annual Othello’s Nathan Joyner and Zach Smith who were the Comedy Classic 9 p.m. Friday. previous winners. Jennifer Weiss, owner of Othello’s, said she “One of the great things about the crowd is always looking for ways to is that they are very welcomgrow the local comedy scene, ing to new comedians,” Weiss given all the talented cosaid. “They love to hear new medians in Norman and material and are very supportOklahoma City. Hence, ive of newbies.” O t h e l l o’s C o m e d y Lately, a few OU students Classic was created to have developed an interest in bring comedians and comedy and have tried their audiences together for luck at Othello’s. one night of laughter. Anthropology junior Brady When: 9 p.m. Friday “(Othello’s open mic) actuLeach performed at one of Where: Othello’s ally one of the best open mics Othello’s open mic nights Italian Restaurant, that we have in the city,” said and enjoyed himself. Leach 434 Buchanan Ave, Josh Lathe, a regular comedisaid student comedians get Norman. an at the restaurant’s weekly to meet people with differopen mic nights. “It’s also the ent perspectives and backPrice: Free longest running one, about grounds at Othello’s. seven years.” “It was a good community The Comedy Classic qualexperience,” Leach said. ification period is spread out over February. As a comedian, Lathe believes Othello’s Comedians come in every Tuesday at regular weekly open mics and events like Othello’s open mics and are judged on their perfor- Comedy Classic provide an essential outlet mance. The top 20 then compete in March at for up-and-coming stand-ups to practice mathe official Othello’s Comedy Classic. terial and get better. The winner will receive a cash prize and “Like athletes have a gym, comedians in a spot on the comedy show at the Norman OKC have Othello’s,” Lathe said. Music Festival. “This year, the winner will also get a guarSama Khawaja anteed spot at the Dallas Comedy Festival,” Lathe said.

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The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art will have a student opening party at 7 tonight to unveil a new art exhibition featuring a celebrated Oklahoma artist. Artist Allan Houser, who passed away in 1994, would have celebrated his 100th birthday in June, and museums across the state are putting on events to showcase his work. There will be an opportunity for students to have a first look at “Allan Houser Drawings: The Centennial Exhibition� on campus before it opens to the public this weekend. The event will include food, a blues band, a photo booth and free sketchbooks for the first 50 students who arrive. Jessica Farling, curator of academic programs for Fred Jones, wanted to set up an environment attractive to students. “It’s a great time to see the special exhibition and socialize with friends or make new ones,� Farling said. Houser is an Oklahoma artist. His work is not only on the state license plate, but it is also around campus. The sculpture of a woman with a sheep by Bizzell and the work in the front of the North Oval are both pieces by Houser, Farling said. Houser was also an Apache artist, and the collection will feature 100 drawings spanning the evolution of his career in celebration of his 100th birthday. “I believe it’s important for students to kind of have different cultural experiences, and that’s something I want students to realize,� Farling said. “You


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The No. 3 women’s gymnastics team is fresh off its win over No. 15 Illinois and preparing for a tough weekend. The Sooners are at home at 6:45 p.m. Friday where they face Arizona State at Lloyd Noble Center for Senior Night and then it is off to Denton, Texas. Oklahoma will be facing Texas Woman’s University, Minnesota and Michigan State at 2 p.m. on Sunday. As the Sooners look forward to Senior Night at Lloyd Noble Friday , there is no doubt that the five seniors have influenced their team. Senior Madison Mooring talked about what competing in her last home meet means to her. “It is really crazy. I don’t really know what it is going to be like. I have watched and participated in this night every year but obviously not as a senior. There will probably be tears, but it will be really special for all five of us,” Mooring said. The Sooners fell to No. 3 in the rankings despite a victory against Illinois 197.250195.850. Oklahoma is behind No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Florida in the national rankings. The Sooners are ranked within the top five in the nation on each individual event and No. 1 on the balance beam. Oklahoma has more athletes in the top 25 on this event then any other school; Rebecca Clark, Taylor Spears, Erica Brewer and Chayse Capps are among the top in the nation. Oklahoma faced some adversity Friday night in Norman when two significant removals from the line up required some shifting of positions. Sophomore Keeley Kmieciak and freshman McKenzie Wofford were both absent in the rotation against Illinois. In the beam there was a shift both in the leadoff and anchor spots. Senior Madison Mooring took over the first spot and performed very well posting a 9.825. Usually in the second spot, Capps took over as anchor and took the individual title on the event with a 9.900. Capps talked about what these lineup

I have watched and participated in this night every year but obviously not as a senior. There will probably be tears, but it will be really special for all five of us.” Madison mooring, Senior gymnast

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Senior Taylor Spears does a leap during her beam routine against LSU earlier this season. Spears is changes mean. “We are all confident in each other. We one of five seniors who will compete for the last time at Lloyd Noble Center Friday. have very strong people on beam so switching one person in and out does not effect us that much,” Capps said. Sophomore Haley Scaman who has been dominant on floor came through again this past weekend when she posted a 9.975, receiving a 10.000 from one of the judges and taking the individual event title. Scaman won or tied every event she competed in on Friday and is nationally No. 3 on the floor. The Sooners have been consistent and have posted some truly remarkable numbers, both as a team and as individuals. Coach K.J. Kindler talked about a goal the squad has not met yet. With a couple of misses, attributed to mental pressure and mistakes, the Sooners have not hit six out of six on every event in a meet this season. “The goal is that everyone can cover you in the situations where there is a miss, that is what the team is there for. We are never always going to be perfect but I would like to see them hit six of six,” Kindler said.

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Thursday, Mar. 6 Student Art Opening Party | 7 p.m. at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. Enjoy some food, a photo booth, and music while getting a preview of Allan Houser Drawings: the Centennial Exhibition curated by OU professor Jackson Rushing. In addition to the preview, don’t miss Bruce Benson & Studio B a blues band from Oklahoma City. FREE sketchbooks to the first 50 students to arrive at the party, so don’t be late! The event is sponsored in part by OU Housing & Food Services. Free for OU students! Opening Reception: Ceramics Show | 5 p.m. at the Lightwell Gallery, OU School of Art & Art History. Ceramic Show Exhibition Dates: Mar. 5-28, 2014 *closed weekends* For more information, please contact OU School of Art & Art History, 405.325.2691. Handel’s ALCINA | 8 p.m. at the Reynolds Performing Arts Center. University Theatre presents ALCINA, composed by George Handel. Handel tells the story of Alcina, a sorceress who gives up her powers for the love of a handsome knight, and her sister Morgana, who has to choose between a faithful lover and a mysterious stranger. Showtimes: 8 pm March 6-8, 3 pm March 9. Tickets: $20 Adult | $15 Senior Adult, OU Faculty/Staff, Military | $10 Student Fine Arts Box Office (405) 325-4101. Intramural Update: Coed 8v8 Soccer & Coed Softball Entries | 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Huston Huffman Center Front Desk. Both Coed 8v8 Soccer and Coed Softball is $30/team (Free if all participants live in OU Housing). Both tournaments will be single elimination and will begin on March 9th. Contact Jonathan Dewhirst, (405) 325-6755, for more information.

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FREE Movie: The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug | 7 & 10:15 p.m. in Meacham Auditorium, Oklahoma Memorial Union. Journey back to the beginning with Bilbo Baggins in the second installment of the epic Hobbit trilogy. Watch the FREE screenings before this movie is available on Blu-Ray/DVD. Presented by Campus Activities Council and The Union Programming Board. Children Chil Ch ildr dren en tto o King Kin Ki n Size

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Friday, Mar. 7 (continued) Women’s Gymnastics vs Arizona State | 6:45 p.m. at Lloyd Noble Center. This is your LAST CHANCE to get to see your Sooner Women’s Gymnastics team compete at home this season. Let’s make sure we send them off with a huge crowd to support them on their path for their first ever National Championship! Students get in FREE WITH ID.

Saturday, Mar. 8 Campus Activities Council Soonerthon | 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. at the Huston Huffman Center. Soonerthon is the official philanthropy event of the Campus Activities Council! Soonerthon benefits Oklahoma’s children through the Children’s Hospital Foundation and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Join over 1,800 OU students to raise money, stand, and celebrate 12 hours all For The Kids! You can donate to the cause or pay $30 to participate using this link: event&eventID=1582 Wrestling Big 12 Championships | All Day at McCasland Field House. The Sooner wrestling team welcomes Oklahoma State, Iowa State and West Virginia into town for the Big 12 Wrestling Championships. Make sure you swing by for a while and check out some of the best wrestling competition in the nation. FREE with student ID. FREE Movie: The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug | 8 & 11:15 p.m. in Meacham Auditorium, Oklahoma Memorial Union. Journey back to the beginning with Bilbo Baggins in the second installment of the epic Hobbit trilogy. Watch the FREE screenings before this movie is available on Blu-Ray/ DVD. Presented by Campus Activities Council and The Union Programming Board. Constantinople, Music of Persia | 8 p.m. at Sharp Concert. The School of Music and Masala World Music Series present Constantinople, Music of Persia. Tickets: $9 Adult | $5. For more information, please contact Fine Arts Box Office, 405-325-4101.

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#3 Men’s Tennis vs #1 Ohio State | 5 p.m. at OU Tennis Complex. The Sooner Men’s Tennis team has reached the highest ranking (#3) in program history, and welcome the #1 team in the nation to Norman. Come watch the Sooners as they look to climb even higher up the rankings! Baseball vs Rutgers | Fri 6pm, Sat 2pm, Sun 12pm at L. Dale Mitchell Park. After playing on the road for the last 3 weeks the Sooner Baseball team returns to the diamond here in Norman for a 3-game set against Rutgers. Come spend an afternoon at the ballpark and welcome the Sooners back home to Norman.

Sunday, Mar. 9 Men’s Tennis vs Wake Forest | 12 p.m. at OU Tennis Center. The #3 ranked Men’s Tennis team welcomes its second opponent of the weekend in Wake Forest. As the only team in the nation with 4 players in the Top 25, there will never be a lack of entertainment when the Sooners play at home.

Men’s Gymnastics vs Nebraska | 4 p.m. at McCasland Field House. This is the last Sooner Men’s Gymnastics home meet until the MPSF Championship. Come out and support your Sooners as they prepare for the postseason.

Faculty Composers Recital | 8 p.m. at Pitman Recital Hall, Catlett Music Center. This concert free and open to the public. For more information, please contact School of Music, 405-325-2081.

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